Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, March 03, 1868, Image 1

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UPTON-11f A.RTIN.--On Weduaider. February lAth. in
New York. by Rev. H. R. flrosvn. Brevet Major General
Emnry Uptoo, U.S.A.. to Emily Norwood. daughter of E.
Throop Martin. of-. Willowbrook. N. Y. •
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BEECTIER„.-012 the Blth ult., Howard (llarence, son of
..3. F. and Cathnrine?.. Beecher. aged 22 months,',:
Gene to meet his arc they,
The relaWom sulk Meads are respectfully invited to
attend the MuMal. I rom his parents' residenee,ls:o North
Twelfth street..d
Wednesday, 4th !roent, at 2 o'elock.
To proceed to Laurel Cemetery.
Di - LG.—On the Ist ultimo, Sarah R. Ball, youngest
•clanghter of Lewis G. and Sarah It. Bull.
The relatives and friends of the fatally are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her
parents, No. 1431 Vine sheet, on Thursday momhed, tith
net., at eleven WeIOCIL. if
t'uoKll4/04.—Alfred Brener Coo kman. son of Rev.
Alfred and Anne Utoknian. In the ale Meath year of
his age.
The relatives and friends of the family at ercepectf ully
Immo attend the funeral. from the residence of Ids
parents, No. LMIY.3 Wallace street. on Friday afternoon, nt 2
o'clock. •.•
Dit:KPON.-On the 2d indent. 'blueish Dickson. wife of
the late Joseph It. Dickson. in the 78th year of her sgt.
The relatives and friaries of the family are respectfully
invited teatiend_ber funeral, fear:shoe tate residence', Na
ICS stenint Wilton street, on Thursday, the 6th instant,
.st o'clock. •
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GIIISON.—At Savannah, Ga . on the Sd ln.L. Dr. Wm.
Gibson, formerly of this city. F.meritus Profesmr of der.
ger; in the University of l'entsylvania.
Due notice will be taunted the innerat. 1011•
K ELLE Monday mottling, March 2d. Mary .D,
of hdrvin A. Kelley, in the 35th year of her age.
Funeral will take "lace on Wednedday afternoon , at
three o ' clock . from the residence of her mother, No. fed
Ridge avenue. • it
I.L'CAti.—On the t'.sth ult.. Frank N. Lucas, eon of the
h•te John and Margaret Lucas, in the 19th year of his age.
The relatives and frieude of the tunny are remectfUly
invited to attend the funeral. on Wednerdor Iftertmoll,
at 3 o'clock. from the residence of his mother, No. 755
1.1 orido street. without further notice.
MONTGOMERY.— a March Ist. In New York, Maria
Montgomery. In the 934 year el her age, widow of the
late lion. John Montgomery.of .Maryland„and daughter of
Commodore .1 amen ItialtWon. of the Revoltition Navy.
ViEkt:F.• -February 26th , in Tallahassee. Flo rid a, Rev.
Edward A. Pierce. et Chicago.
The relatives and friends of the family are Invited to
attend hie funeral. from the residence of big father.in.
taw, John filblot ltin:1711 Arch greet, on Wedneso ay. 4th
het.. at 11 o'clock. •
TAYLOR..--Near Ellicott City. M. auddeniy. tbe
oruing of February 71t.b. Jofepb Taylor. in the 72 year
of hi: awe. a native of Lancaehire. Catiand.
‘Va'f.ElN.—tiuddertly, on tho evening of February tb,
t rte.« Watkin.
Inv male Nett& are respectfully invited to attend
hie funeral. from the r evidence of tits brother dn-law. John
11. (:•t(er. No. TVS South Thoth .tree[, on Wednesday,
it v , Th 4th, aka o'clock. P. kt. - proceed to North Laurel
the evening of the thigh of - February. IF.do s at
his old and favuillarly.known residence, on Front street,
Nrxc+,Da*taoxt4 Wtht. $1 yeant mid montherone of
the oldest, meet Ind tigruisi .and rtaxPeeted of
phiscs nativa'elUzens, whew morning and meredian-of
life Were pawed - I* enturpriser which ituldedinaclincher
commi rein' validity, and whore honorable repute and
stieccsa-cf talent were ever associated with her growth
and Utterer's. Thu genius of invention, which, in his
south, directed his efforts to he proventents i the mum
tact tire at fire arms extensiv,ly oceopyitg him, in IS2d.
culminated bit ;attempt@ in the production of Um:mall
and initnitehly9erfectlehrtak whin's. in unlimited de.
mond, has borne the name of Desincer, s househOld har
of is (sty. into every section of this continent. and el, try
country of Europe In the time of the full recognition of
his talent and endeavor, and their renowned succesti, the
voting end arohl t s f treinventor at 'lThe,Deringer Mae
1.4 Un atimegled gerdhs the hest Mots Wont of -
• into the circlet)! poi tient megruttso et the capital.whither
the application of his enterprise summoned him and
where he won the personal friendship of President Jack.
son- ho was his guest at times—and of eubsequent
siderite end noted** of Washington, *moue , is*oft wren.
prominent Calhoun. Benton. Rusk.' Soviet 'And Odom
slid the thief's of the Cherokee and other Indian intone..
wi u extended warm and friendly interest in hisativance.
merit and whose retard--otter exhibited in visite at hip.
hospitable home—he retained, until dcatispnrening ago
hers nearly all his chief cotemporaries rut of mortal nor.•
*eclat. ors. Large wealth, with great business ability and
most intemenite honer. Mr. lteringer associated and em.
pleyed in the origin and direction of many Banks of tots
city, and to architectural extension of our streeta; and
with a capacity no senility diminished. lie con
ducted and controlled his varied album to the close of
his lite. The 'ante locality, for sixty years the scene of
rare businesa independence. of social hospitality and an
lmost patriarchal domesticity, where two generations
honored his strength and wisdom, and whence, one year
ago, the noble friend, companion, sympathizer, and
saintly counsellor of a lifetime, his well-beloved wife.
;rots ded him to the `Mndiscovered country'," was the
shadowed scene of deattsprecurting pain to Mr. Beringer
--a !define and final sickness. His body worn and wan;
his nand and intellect untouched by caducity; "crowned
with achievingyear& and leaving *name unspotted and
secure of perpetuity, in its links with the records of sue
ees4 n 1 inventive genius; at potato with tied and man. his
life declined to its end, as Autumn days decline, fall of
honors and fair deeds, rich with harvests gathered and
sheaved borne home, and soft with tints of immortal pro.
mile, to the
"-- FerPetnal morning and the light
Of eons that net not, on eternity."
Mors Janua
6 1 1 0- 31ABONIC NOTICE.—The infiCeri acid members
of Hiram Lodge No 81. A. Y. K. and the Order in
aoneraL are requested to meet at the Masonic Temple,
‘Vee nerd ay afternocuant o'elock,te attend the funeral of
.onr late mther. CLUB. WATkaH.
Bp order of • BTERLING BONSAL W.
-UA Phadee of Drina for the Faahionablo Walking
Dreser o.
Ptcel Colored PoOhm
Mode Colored Poplins.
Bismarck Exact Salida
, seit - CONCERT. HALL.
On TUESDAY . EVENING, March 10. at 8 o'clock.
Tickets, F.• cents. Reserved Seats, 75 cents.
To be procured at TRUmPI,ER'S Music Store, No. 438
• Chestnut street, and at the hall on the evening of the
Reading. • mh3.7trp•
giggir•WHEREAS THE, VESTRY ure. sr. Luv...tps
•••,' Church, id anaping,. Philailelphla,at a called meet;
LigaiiivitegleanAMAlielleath , of , TOßLAßAYAGNElit,„ ,
• Es q., who tor thirty Years was; member. of this Vestry ,
and during all these years gate liberally of his means and
spared no efforts in bie desire to establish permanently
St. David's Parish, and own in his last illness thougnt of
our affairs, and contributed to the into, improvements of
the church; therefore, -
Resolved, That we do hereby express our deep sympa
thy with the family and friend, of the decease in their
affliction, and declare our high estimate of his Christian
'character, and those untiring efforts and, valuable offer
ings in the early history of the Church,' which. - under
iiod, have greatly contributed to produce - the Present'
prosperity of the parish. .
Rewired, That this resolution of sympathy and high
esteem he recorded on the minutes of the vestry, pub
lished in the daily papers, and a copy transmit.ed to the
PO reared family, • • '
F. R. BUSHNELL, Rector,
MAN AY Philadelphia, Feb. SI, 1868.
Notice to owners of carts, wagons, drays and harrowers.
The annual license due the city will be received and
renewal of the same until April 1, 19 ( without penalty)
at the above °oe, daily from 9 o'cl ockA. H. to 8 o'clock
P. M. Penally for neglect of renewal of license $3 each,
on any of the above vehicles that may be used.
License Clerk.
naafi' th,r 3t§rP
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Marc immuu• will lecture at Concert Hall, on TUET3-
DAY EVENING NEXT, March 2. Subject—Journey to
the Cannibal Gauntry; the Gorillajtshabits.and atlinitiom
tq Man, illustrated by tumorous diagrams. Tickets. 60
o extra charge for reserved seats.
To be had at Trumplers, No, P 26 Chestnut street;
toner. N 0.1102 Chestnut street. feWi“itrp•_
Central Congregational Chapel ,
mor the
Benefit of the Church, by
FRIDAY E%'ENING. March 6, 1868.
Commencing at 8 o'clock.
Tickcts to lc) had* Aelimead'e, 724 Cheetnut street. and
I 3!"..1!IMPIMWM1WITITI•••••••••mr
Mcs s it o e f Yorkjensington Depot), in charge of the
Accident cruses received if brought immediate!: after
reception of injury.
Lyimpin cases received eta moderate rate of board.
Pree medical and surgical advice given on Wednesday
sad Saturday Aftornoone,between 4 and 6 o'clk. felltfrp
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(Correspondence of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletini
The Republic does not equip its Minister to vie
with other Ambassadors in style and establish
ment. The simplicity of our representation Is a
subject of raillery with Parisians when they are
sincere, and of compliment when they are courtly.
The modest apartment in the Champs Elyse - es,
upon the curve of the Rue de Prosbourg, looks
across with dismay upon the cestly shrine where
the mother country, In the Hotel Borghese, sets
up her oracle, the Ambassador of Great Britain.
But the patriotic American, stealing up a rather
narrow stairway, and leaving his hat on a little
table In an entry, finds hirasislf in this defectively
modest apartment Of four rooms, upon American
soil again ! That le the legal fiction, the most
poetical legal fiction I know of, and that, for oar
patriotic American, sheik' be enough.
The patriotic American is not apt to be back
ward in presenting' himself, and the hospitable
duties of the Embassy' are therefore no fiction.
Every blessed Wednesday afternoon Mrs. General
Dix is compelled to be smilingly and beamingly
At Home to American ladles. Every blessed
Saturday night the General and Mrs. General,
and the portly daughter that married the officer,
and the elegant daughter that did not marry any
body, are compelled to be smilingly and Iseain-
Ingly At Home to the American World, and the
American World's wife, aid the croaked Ameri
can, Miss Spoon, and the bibuicus American,
Jerry Ladle.
But there are Saturdays and Saturdays. If you
are green, you attend on one of the off Satur
days, when, as Miss Spoon crookedly declares,
there is " not a soul:" she means, not a foreign
Ambassador. If you have anybody to tell you,
you take a Court night, and bathe your American
patriotism in the effulgence of cordons and
crosses from a good part of the old-worhl firma
"There is a star that I think brighter than any
of the European ones here," I said, last Saturday,
to the glittering Albata Spoon. I had laid my
finger on the': field of the American standard,
which rose in blue and rosy silks from a centre
piece on the principal mantel.
"There are many in the rooms," returned the
sparkling Albata, "who would like to cut down
those stars and stripes with their penknives, and
hoist the stars and bars instead !"
A tall gentleman entered, six feet and a-half
high. broad in proportion, and the color of cocoa
nut shell. He smiled superbly upon the four pre
siding deities—and It was like breaking the cocoa
nut. The negro was stately, good looking,
crowned with a soft, gray fleece, dressed in
glossy evening costume, and finished oil with a
pair of gloves which struck me as being the
largest and the most intensely white I had ever
seen. It was the Haytien Ambassador.
Miss Spoon (who is from Massachusetts) be
came excited to a kind of agony. "Oh! I am so
glad," shy exclaimed, under her breath and pinch
ing my arm. "They have got to receive him!
Bee how he bows and bows. It is gall and worm
wood to them, but they have got to be polite!
Well! This is worth crossing the Atlantic and
being : violently unwell ,twenty _times_ over .to
'Witt - tee.' Ede flow" polite* ieverybody
Did you,ever see such teeth or so many?"
"Cuvier says," said I, gently fibbing, "that the
,races of the' Niger have forty-two teeth, not
counting the eye-teeth, which sometimes take
the form of tusks.
" Oh, what an advantage!" exclaimed
Albata—and I ' afterward saw her at the
buffet, attentively regarding the Minister from
Hayti, as, true to the instincts of his
race, he was eating cake. Each time he
drove his polished ivories into a wedge of . the
saecharine paste, I saw her give a glance of in
voluntary admiration, mingled with alarm. At
the same time, with all her 'reverence for the
sable minister, I observed that she had a shade
of patronage for him, as if he had been
some petted domestic animal rather than
a dread Ambassador. For instance, she ad.
dressed him without being introduced, a liberty
I suspect she would hardly have taken s iritk a
Paler representative. "On y eat bigingene!" I
heard her say, lifting her warm face as near to
his as she could. The Eiaytien, before replying,
ate about half a pound of black-cake; the
-alhnent seemed to-gcsdirectly to his brain;for, at'
the end of a minute, after giving a final swallow,
he poured out a reply so rhetorical, so itoWing,
so round, so honeyed and so longs that it seemed
like nothing but a slab of fruit-cake metamor
phosed into a compliment.
"I remember every word," she was soon telling
me M a tone of triumph. "It shall go intomy
diary to-night; and
_I shall tell them all Omit
in Norway: - lam going le Nor way It *note
them a tropical feeling, I think, to .hetir.that
—x was obliged to be civil to the Anglo
I% ardone.
and at the Hall
.^•^' (twat of the:Vector and Veatry of the Church of the
Redeemer. Lower Merlon. the Right Reverend, the 'Whop
of Sew .lerrey. will breach a Hermon in commemoration
nf the late Reverend Jarnei. (albOrlle Lyons, LL. D , in
St, Teter. Church thy the kind permission of the Vestry),
on MI/AY, March Mt. Service to begin at It o'cMck
A. AL mb2 tibth2t•
Martha 2 11269.
The Tirecterif have fhte day declared a clividend of
aeren dollars fifty cent+ , per filmre, on the Stock of the
Company for the last efx monthr, which will be paid to
the Stockholders or their legal revreeentativem after the
121 h hut. WM, G. CROWELL,
mh2 till 123 Secretary.
Pim/an:tram, January 20, 1868.
Tide Company is prepared to purchase Ha Loan due
to go, at par,
Jaattirp No. 122 South 13econd Street,
of Seventeenth and Spruce etreeta. There will
be epeeiste services bell in the lecture room, every eve.
nine this week; at a quarter before b o'clock. Sermon
thised. evening by Rev. R. H. Allen. The pub li c are in-
IIdrJOAN PHILBIy will be continued by. Mr eon.
easana Medical College, at Mtasteal Yawl Hall TO.
ORROW. at MIL Address by O. 11, GAUSS. M. D.;
agate by CARL GAERTNER. lto
11011PA,LrufaA(74:cliALcitTir,yiTuRifG OF THE YOUNG
liail Orrinantown. TUESDA" h 7NrE n N i irea t icki j
Sd, at 8 o'clock. lfe29-3t rol ALF. MELLOR, Seey.
Lombard street, Dispensary Department --Medt
ul treatment and medicines furnished gratuitously to the
paper. dm. bought by E. BLUNTER,
felB,lmo-rp4 ale. 613 Jayne street
An. Evening With the American Lega•
'non ,it Paris.
She called him an Anglo African. It seism at
present to be the accepted American euphemism
for persons who are neither Hagfish nor /Uncial.
No. 11 South Seventh street.
"And FO you are going to Norway—to Noro
way, to Norowny, to Noroway over thehem—
hut people only go to Norway to fish; is it a fish
ing expedition, Miss Spoon?"
Albata, who has long been a hopeless wall
flower, was somehow d 1 pleased. She hoisted one
shoulder very much out of her dress, to show her
resentment; "I have nothing to fish for," she
said, haughtily, and sent me away.
"There come the Reverend Mr. Spurious Sirius
and family," said a scornful beauty behlad, me:
"they like to come late, to enter among the min
"Mr. Sirius;" said the usher at the door, mis
pronouncing his names awfully: for instance, he
get Sinus Cerise, which would have answered
very well for the clergyman's wife, who brought
in with her, out of the frosty air, a nose like a
carnation, the effect of lacing, probably.- "Mrs.
Sirius. Miss Sirins,:and Miss - Caaereopela Sirius,
Masters Aldebaron and Armageddon Sirius."
"They are here every Saturday regularly," re•
marked the same voice. "Mr. Sirius collects do
nations for his Tabernacle. Mrs. Sirius bags
game for her pitiful Thursdays. Besides, she is
determined to marry the eldest Miss /Rens to
young Jerry Ladle."
Mr. Ladle, a young man almost without fea
tures, but with a great mass of flaxen hair, had
been dancing till he was pink. .11e is known as a
dancing man. Be is acknowledged to be Insup
portable in morning callsi or at the--Bols, but-the
very girls who snub him without scruple in those
situations are eager to languish in his arms half
the night. When an entertainment is over they
let him call the carriage, but they will not sub
mit to be entertained by him on 'the way home.
Mr. Ladle, M a moment of leisure, was standing
alone, and apparently contemplating his image
in the waxed floor, like Narcissus at the spring.
I saw Mrs. Sirius fascinate him with her eye.
Next I observed him 'sliding about . the polished
parquet to the best of his ability in such a limited
space-3liss Sirius' cleaned glove on his arm, and
Miss Sirius' Chin on his shoulder.
Dancing, at the American Ambassador's is stale,
unprofitable, and occasionally, when the floor Is
too wellfrotti , t flat. Then the room is not over
twenty feet square, and several hundred people
are anxious to dance in it.
Miss Sirius exhausted Mr. Ladle, He reeled up
to the buffet in a state of inanition, and spilled
his punch all over my right arm.
I rook this as a hint that it was getting late,
and left. Estraacr PERM.
Int :Ikliiiitill.1010:4111iie:111:4k034
The Building and Menagerie Totally
Scenes and incidents of the Fire-. Loss
About $500,000,
[From the New York Tribune of to•day.]
At 12;4 o'clock this morning a fire was dis
covered on the third floor of Barnum's Museum.
The fire was first discovered in the southeast
corner of the building. in the apartment occupied
by Van Amburgh's Menagerie. The flames had
attained such headway before they were seen
that, with the limited means at hand, it was
found impossible to extinguish them, and atten
tion was at once turned to the task of rescuing
those in the building, and getting out whatever
property could be readily moved. The alarm,
in the meantime, had been given, and sections
of police from the Eighth and Fourteenth Pre
cincts, under the command of Capta. Mills and
Garland, were soon on the spot. The Fat Woman
and Fat Boy. the Giantess, and other monstrosi
ties, together with the janitor's family, were
roused from their slumbers, and safely conducted
from the burning building. Bo rapidly did the
flames spread that it was found impossible to
save any of the larger animals of the fine collec
tion known as Van Amburgh's Menagerie. The
yells of the animals, as the flames reached them,
were appalling, and they bounded from side to
side, or darted madly against the bars, in their
vain efforts to free themselves.
A kw of the animals on the Broadway side,
among them a kangaroo, a small leopard, a few
monkeys,together with the pelicans,and a variety
of other small birds, were got out. The electrical
machine, the property of the exhibitor, was also
On the Mercer street side the police and others
were more successful. The giraffe, two camels, a
pair of Japanese hogs, a Burmese cow, a lama
and a variety of small animals,were got out. Many
of them had narrow escapes, however, and a few
were slightly singed. Owing to the fact that the fire
apparatus was absent at a fire at Spring and Varick
streets, it was over ten minutes elapsed from the
time the alarm was sound before a steamer arrived
upon the ground, and by that time the fire had
worked into the floor above, and into the main
portion of the building, and when a sufficient
force had arrived the fire had attained such head-,
way that it was utterly impossible to save the
building, the flames raging with a force and fumy
that rendered_ the,dozeatetreams directe,d-into the
banding epparently Tweet's. "Tirreonitiertifilely
short space of time the interior was burned out,
and the adjoining buildings seriously damaged.
The side of the Prescott House, Frederick Dietz,
proprietor, was on fire at one time, but was saved
by great exertions. The guests, aroused from
their slumbers, hurriedly rushed down stairs,
many of them in their night gear, and carry
ing some of their property. Trunks were pitched
headlong down stairs, and carried into adjoining
houses or piled up in the hall, ready for re
moval. The thieves who abound in the vicinity
collected in large numbers, and in the confusion
managed to appropriate a considerable amount
of property. Several of the spectators were also
relieved of their watches and wallets. The loss
on the Museum and contents, includin,g Van
Amburgh's Menagerie, will amount to about
$500,000. It was iasured, but to what amount,
or in what company, could not be ascertained,
Mr. Barnum and his agents being absent, owing
to the lateness of the hoar at which the fire
broke out. The basement of No. 539 was occu
pied by Charles Gray as a restaurant, known as
the Original Oyster Saloon. His loss on stock
is about $2,500. Insured. The basement of No.
541 was occupied by Sigler & Clinton as a sample
room. Loss on stock of liquors and fixtures,
$5,000; insured. No. 537, a four-story building,
was occupied on the fourth floor by P. Franken
beioneri_on. the •fifird..finorly.G. He 4, dealer
furs,• on the second floor by John Wiley, book
publisher, and on the first floor by B. Kahn, op
tician. All these parties Nose heavily on stock
by fire and water. No. 545 was occupied on the
first floor by the Elliptic Sewing-Machine Com
pany, on the second floor by Wm, Hall, music
publisher, and on the upper floor by various
parties. All will conifer a heavy loss on stock by
fire and water. •
The upholstery store of . Samuel P. Ireland, on
nd other parties lose heavily.
When the fire had been in promos for more
than an hour, and the entire interior of the build,
ing, from collet-to reef, was one mass of surging
dem i In Which it ;learned ,Impossible that any
life could existfor.a single Instant, a sudden cry
of wonder and horror rising from a group of fire.
men who were standing near the trout of the
Barnum's Museum, destroyed by fire on the
13th of July, 1865, was again completely burned
last night. The old Museum was situated at the
corner of Ann street and Broadway, and was a
noted place of resort long before Mr. Barnum,
who bought it for a song and paid for it when he
was able, gave it to the prestige, whick was
transferred to the new Museum when,
driven away from his old haunts by fire,
he took possession of the buildings he lately
occupied. The buildings were known as the
"Chine. , ,e Assembly Rooms," previous to the
time Mr. Barnum took possession of them, and
transferred to them the name of "Barnum's
American Museum," from the old establishment
at Ann street. The Museum destroyed last night
was located on Broadway, b6tween Spring and
Prince streets, In a plain and unpretending build
ing, which would riot have suggested to a stran
ger the fact that there were stowed away within
••tbree hundred thousand curiosities." It was'
opened to the public September 6, 1865, and Bar
num has since vied with the ballet In the number
of his visitors. No stranger thought of returning
from a visit to the metropolis without having
been to Barnum's Museum, and many, indeed;
thought it comprised in a nutshell all that is
worth seeing in this great city. It was thronged
from morning until night, and neople thought it
a satisfaction to be suffocated in the rickety old
building to see a moral play the Happy Faudly,
and the fattens gorilla, which rumor sayseould
not resist recognizing now and then an old ac
quaintance of the day when he was a very harm
less and unpretending monkey. Poor fellow!
unless he was out of the building last night,as well
as out of Mr. Barnum's advertisement, we fear he
has found a watery—no, an ashy grave. But
while he was a "living Gorilla," he made no bad
cicerone to those who could put their trust in
him, and were' willing to believe that his, wild
and untameable nature had been subdued. And
indeed he had mach to show. The Museum con
sisted of a spacious saloon and a lecture room,
the stage of the lecture-room being 50 feet wide
by 46 deep, and. the auditorium 79 feet deep,
giving the whole room a depth of 125 feet, and
accommodating '2,500 persona. The en
trance from Broadway en the around
floor went direct to the parquet of the
Lectureloom, and in here streamed day and
evening hundreds of people—people, many of
them who would have been horrified at the idea
of being in a theatre—anxious to see "Nobody's
Bon," and "Little Barefoot." Up one flight of
stairs were the first and second saloons, contain
ing the wax statuary—"Oggers" similar to these
by which Artemus Ward made his fortune in the
show business—the Aquaria and the Living Curi
osities, including of course the Gorilla, while he,
was in the advertisement. From this floor was the
main entrance to the balcony of the Lecture
room and on the floor above were • the third and
fourth saloons, and the entrance to the Leettue- ,
room gallery. Had not. Mr. Barnum's Lecture
room verified the line that "Things are not what
they seem," certain parts of the building might
have been called by other names "than the stiff
nomenclature he has compelled us to adopt. But
Barnum did not manage a theatre In the language
of the Artful Dodger, " Oh, no I"
Iroaii 4cisideat—Arlaa Found Dead
[From the P rirentonCleadte. Muth NM
The body of a man named David (keen was
found upon the railroad track , near. Now Bruns
wick on Friday eficazoort. It waft ,imboequoutly
discovoretniatlO*Wit resident or l i ttihtoNui
Pa., about four miles front this:city. noleavesa
widow and several children. The unfortunate
man was seen about the depot in New Brunswick
building, drew all eyes to the spat, when, to the
t,mazetnent of all. tome poor beast, so charred
:Jai wasted that it'Wfts impossible to tell whether
it wns tiger, leopard, orbear, was seen faintly
struggling to force-its way out . from the horrible
pit of death. There was a moment of silence
and a recoiling of the crowd, as the wretched
creature, with a desperate effort, cleared the
blazing pile of combustibles that hemmed it in,
and half sprang. half tumbled to the side-walk.
Per an instant it stood staring wildly around,
uncertain which way to turn. Then with the
first step to carry itself further away from the
blazing doom it had so fearfully escaped nature
gave wat, and it fell strangled and struggling
to the side-walk. It was obvious mercy to put
the poor wretch out of its agony, and a prompt
policeman drew his revolver,hnt burnt,strangled,
exhausted as the poor creature was, Its bold of
life war wonderful, and more than a dozen shots
were discharged into its body before it finally
ceased to struggle.
ANOTHER accomrr.
At 2.80 the roofs and floors of the building had
fallen in. and the front and rear walls were tot
tering In the wind and flame. A fiery tempest of
sparks dashed down the left side of Broadway,
and spread itself over the roofs of the buildings in
the direction of the Bowery. The spray from the
engines was frozen, and rattled on the hats of
the spectators like hall-storm. Broadway,
from ' , Spring to Prince street, was a
bed of deep slush, and it was with the
utmost difliculty that the firemen could perform
their duty. In Mercer street the cornices of the
houses were repeatedly flashing in flame, and as
repeatedly quenched with streams of water. The
rear of the Prescott House was on fire, and the
firemen were manfully fighting the encroaching
flame with a desperation betokening sue.
cess, though the probability Is that the
building would be considerably damaged.
The boarders of the Prescott House rushed
down Spring street in scores, with big trunks on
their shotilders,, toppling the spectators in the
slush, and creating considerable alarm among the
frail females of Mercer and Greene streets, clus
tered in the vicinity, who feared that the whole
menagerie had broken loose and was madly
munching everything human within its reach. In
the eating-house opposite were Miss Anna Swan,
the giantess, Znlelma Agra, the beautiful Circas
sian girl, and the fat woman.
I sleep ou the • third floor of the building; last
night I went to bed about 11 o'clock: I went Into
a doze, hut was rather restless and dreamy;
about midnight I awoke, and had a confused
idea of something startling going on; my room
fronts Broadway: a noise in the stret attracted
my attention; I sprang to the window and
opened it: a clear volume - of flame was pouring
into the street from the lower se
cond story window. Hastily throwing
on a wrapper,- I called out to Miss Swan, who
was greatly agitated. The beasts in the menage
rie began to howl in a piteous manner. The fire
had reached the staircase. and while we were de
liberating, as to the feasibility of this means of
escape, a gentleman rushed up the stairs, seized
me in his arms and quickly bore me- to- the street.
This WAS all done in the space of a minute and a
half. When I reached the other side of Broad
way the fire was springing up the window
casings of the third tier. I have lost all my
wardrobe, valuable jewelry, and other articles
which can hardly' be replaced. • -
The lions in the menagerie were very restless
after 11 o'clock. The giay wolf would howl
spasmodically; and the lions would growl out a
half-angry, feeble reply. Although this was un
usual, It was hardly worthy of notice. I did not
close my ayes ; however, and soon after midnight
heard a quick shout in the Street, half drowned
in a sullen roar from the lioness. I heard
Zuleima spring from the bed, and raise the
window. A flash of light partly illumined
the room, and I heard Zuleima cry fire.
The blaze was even then licking the floor
at the bottom of the stairs. A fireman came up
on a jump, clasped Zaleima in his arms. and
dashed down stairs. I mechanically followed.
I have saved nothing, but this old wrapper which
I have on. I have lost a complete wardrobe, a
pair of valuable diamond earrings. a large clus
ter diamond ring, and a very fine gold watch and
chain, in all about $3,000 worth. This is the
second fire from which Zuleima and myself have
been saved.
The fat woman was too much overcome with
terror to volunteer any explanation.
by several persons on Thursday night. He took
passage on the train leaving at 1.45 A. M. next
morning, and the general theory in regard to his
untimely death is that he must have slipped
from the outer portion of the steps or platform
of the car while standing, and had clutched the
iron-railing to preVent his fall, but having on a
long overcoat, (similar to those worn by the
Union soldiers during the war) the skirts of which
caught in the wheels, dragging the helpless man
underneath. His legs were frightfully crashed
and mangled, and almost severed from the body,
evidently causing death instantaneously. There
was also a deep cut and bruise upon the right
side of the head.
Railroad Disaster—Car Rurned on a
New Jersey Railroad. ,
(Front tho Trenton Gnzette of March 241.)
An accident happened on Saturday on the
Bloomfield Railroad, which came near resulting
seriously. A few minutes after, the 12.10 train
from Newark had passed the Roseville station
one of the axles of the smoking-car broke. As
the train was moving at a high rate of speed the
car was thrown down an embankment six or
eight feet high, and lolled completely over.
The coals from the overturned stove soon
set the car on fire, and in a few minutes
it was entirely consumed. Luckily the first
passenger car was thrown off on the
other side of the track, and so escaped the flames
from the burning car. The locomotive and the
rear car remained on the track. The passengers,
of whom there are reported to have been over
two hundred, almost miraculously escaped, with
the exception of a. few scratches. Mr. Colby, the
conductor, was slightly bruised, and the brake
man, James Kane (who was stabbed at Mont
clair, on New Year s eve, by Mulhaney), had hls
ankle crushed. The debris was soon cleared away,
and after the delay of an hour the trains were
running on time.
Fenian Arrests and Alarming Riots—
The Police Ithot at and the Fire fie.
turned—Assassination the Order of
the Day—The iflob on the Look Out
for the Informers, Massey and COI.
Coen, Feb. 12, 1868.—The arrest of Captain
Mackay, which has been followed by others of
less note, has produced intense excitement
throughout the country, and has caused serious
rioting here. A spirit of retaliation not pre
viously exhibited by the Fenian has been also
On the night of the inh inst., and after eleven
o'clock a detective officer named Courtenay,
while on his way from the Dublin Railway station,
was dogged by two men, whom he first noticed
4:1 n passing over Patrick's bridge. He continued
on his homeward way trail he met two police
men on the South Mall, the most fashionable part
of this city, whom he hailed for the purpose of
assisting him in-examining the two men as they
passed; but on turning round to do so, he was fired .
at four times in succession by one of them. -This
was at a distance of about twenty yards, but none
of the shots took effect. The police .had a nar
row escape. Both men Immediateirmade off,
disappearing in the direction of Slorrison's
Island. • Tile police made an aboitive attempt in,
pursuing and 'although they, were asaisted
shortly afterwards by others,. failed in getting any
trace of the would-be assassins.
This attack caused intense excitement and : is
certainly remarkable for the daring way in which
it was performed and for the impunity with
which the perpetrators, at an hour when many
people were abroad, , and also notwithstanding
the numerous pollee patrols who at presentguard
the streets daily and nightly.
On the following day two men, named John
Eddie, a store mason, and Patrick O'Brien,
boiler-maker, were arrested while passing along
Patrick street, and identified by the police and
Courtc nay as the men who fired at them on the
previous night. After a brief detention at the
Tuckey Street Police Barracks, where they
were searched by the police, but nothing of
an implicating nature being found upon them,
they were removed for judicial examination .
to the police officce, which is attached
to the bridewell on the Coal quay. After the
removal of the prisoners to Tuckey street station,
groups of people began to collect in the vicinity,
and the subject of the arrest was freely discussed.
It soon became evident that the men wore being
removed, and the arrival of the police from the
outlying stations gave more publicity to the
affair. Tire crowd began to assemble, and the
presence of a strong force of constabulary in the
street, having two political prisoners, was
sufficient to attract large numbers to
the scene. From the moment the police
escort emerged from the Tuckey street
guard-house until it reached the bridowell, the
concourse swelled ,to enormous dimensions.
Going down Corn Market street the "Royal
Irish" were assailed from all sides with hissing,
yelling, and every expression of contempt • that
the vocabulary of the Coal quay could furnish.
The crowd pressed so closely at times that the
rear guard bad to turn and use their bayonets to
keep back the human current. The excitement
continued - to' increase in, intensity, and stones
were frequently thrown. With considerable dif
ficulty the prisoners were lodged in safe keeping,
but before this was accomplished the guard were
obliged to charge the people who at this moment
covered the large space In Corn Market street.
There could not have been fewer than two or
three thousand people present, of whom the great
majority was composed of women,. girls and
boys, who yelled furiously and hooted the police
men in the most energetic manner. Everybody
who passed by, having the semblance of a police
man or detective, was dealt with by the crowd'
in the moat unsparing manner, and denounced
as =l3rithilf-Yejalee:hoft,:;tho:;...oistr,esiww=wis
maintained for over an hour, during
which the Investigation at the police
office was being held. There was a
temporary cessation of hostilities for a short
time before the termination of the inqinry,but the
removal of the prisoners afforded another op
portunity for the . display of passions that were
somewhat aroused by the demeanor of the police.
As dusk approached the disturbances were at
their culminating point, and George's street was
made the centre for attack. Some mounted police
men now arrived to render assistance in clearing
the: ays of those who offered so muck annoyance
to the preservers of-the-peace. The pollee charged
down George's street several times. About half
past nine o'clock the police made a fierce on
slaught on the people down the parade, stabbing
and wounding all in the way. A rush was made
for Mr. Dorsey's shop.which was open at the time,
by the retreating civilians. The policemen fol
lowed them, flourishing their swords. Soine
persons were slightly wounded and others had
hairbreadth escapes. The police drew out one
man from the shop and ran him across the parade
at the points of the bayonets, amid loud cries
of "Murder!" and the general execration of '
There were several arrests. In the early part of
the evening Patrick Ellis, Evergreen street; An
drow,,Prendergast, Wm..-Ryan. and -Cornelius
O'Leary were apprehended for disorderly eon-.
duct. Three of them were subsequently liberated.
The arrests were John Donovan, Dunbar street;
Thomas Hayes, O'Connell street. Charles Wag
gett, Duncan street; Daniel O'Neill, Barrackton,
charged with refusing to disperse and being die
orderly and riotous; aim Keane, Barrack street.
charged with throwing stones at the police; and.
John Cottor, with being drank arid breaking
glass. Michael Leary, tile young lad, Wbo, , , wao
ridden down 'bYllid"p'oller" droMbritahilirg — lit
one o'clock.
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An Additional impeachment Mitel4lo
(Special Despatch to the Philadelphia Evening Belletisti
WAsomccros, March three o'cleek
General Butler, from the Committee of Maitagent,
reported back the additional article of huPeach
men t presented by him yetiterday.
Mr. Eldridge rose to a point of order, and nigi t..
tattled that the Managers had no right to bring,
another article into the Rouse, and, that said duty
had been , intrusted to a Select Committee.
The Speaker overruled the point of order, and
said that-not only could the Managers bring in
the article, but that individual members could do
so, if they so desired. The Clerk then read the
Recording Naval Courts Martial.
[Special Deepatch to the Philo. .6enthg Bulletin./
WASHINGTON, March Eliot hatiodneed
a billinto the House to-day, provldthg for the
continuance of the office of Solicitor and Naval
Judge Advocate-General, and delinlig the duties
of the other officers. Section first prorides that
the"proceedings of all navel, courts Martial shall ,
be filed and recorded by the Solicitor and.
Naval Judge-Advocate General. Section
second requires said officer to
examine these proceedings eoort
as possible, and to report thereon to the Secretary
of the Nary; 'to prepare all changes requlriiiii
the signature of the Secretary of the Navy, and
to Investigate all claims made by the Navy
Department; , to examine alt: contracts; to
port to - the Secretary in October; antiu 7
.ally, all cases - tried, with • the punish
ment, if any, inflicted. .fiection third requires
that the Judge Advocate and Recorder of 4aval:
,Courts. shall. be officers of the Navy. Sectlow
fourth requires all officers of the NavYlship M
inflict a punishment on any person not tried by ar:
courl•Marlial to'report the same' at once to .the
Secretary of theNi7. Section ingnires
officem who have charge of Nalaurts to report
their action to the Secretary to be recorded.
The McArdle law. •
WASHINGTON, March 3.—ln the Supremo Court
to-day Judge Meek concluded his argument
against the constitutionality of the reconstruction
acts of Congress.,
Mr. Carpenter replied, arguing that these acts
were in accordance with the legislative power of
the Constitution.
The Ftre at Itaristun's Nuneaton.
Yone, March 3.—The loss by the' Are .at
Barpum's Museum is estimated at SSCIO,OOO. Tee
giraffe, ralucd at $.20,000, will die from its burns,
The museum was insured for $150,000. The loss
is $400,000. A pair of tigers were burned, valued
at $25,000. The scenery, Ste., for a now piece
was burned. The giantess loses $3,000. The'
Circassian girl is also a heavy loser. Twenty
*lvo animals were saved, and twenty-eight
Burning of Dtetunboater.
ST. LOMB, March 3.—The steamboats M. B.
Mepham and Fannie Scott were burned at the
levee this mornine. The former was a New Or
leans boat, valued at 5G5,000„ and insured for
545,000, and the latter was a stern-wheeler,
valued at 1185,000, and insured for tia25,000. Both
boats were totally destroyed, and both belonged
to M. B. Mepham do Bro. The -Insurance la In
Cincinnati offices.
From Cleveland. ,
CLIETELAND, March 3.—The storm has abated . ,
and the weather Is clear and . cold. , The. railroad
lines are open and trains are running midair
east andwest.
—Lleller is In London. -
' —A traveller -140 ween Leon and Guadalajars„
Mexico, was robbed fifteen times.
—The Thames tunnel is to have a railroad laid
—lt is no pun to say the cotton basin*" bit
loom-ing up.—Lowell Couner.
—Now York is to experiment with artottwr
kind of pavement, the Stafford..
thinri- - WeidtiF
and after him the Omnd Duchess.
—Republican prospects are said to be good in
—The police of Pittstrargh,Penna., aro to be nit
—There are now forty post-mistresses in Ma
barna, and these ladies are discharging their du
ties with great fidelity and promptness: • •
—One dressmaking establishment in Boston
has adopted the French fashion, and a male
modiste Sts the garments of the fair customers.
—Baltimore has been agitated by a lawsuit
about • the possession of a dog once owned by
Jeff. Davie.
—At last accounts, Henry Vincent was amusing.
and Instructing Cedar Rapids, in lowa, with his
"Oliver Cromwell."
—Du Chailln tells of an Afriean Ring with fina
wives and 700 children, who yet takes a ttellf
bride every week.
--General Grant Is about to meet with the mini
fortune of having another history of his lifilt
written—by Rev. J. B. C. Abbott.
—A young lady was baptized at Worcester,
Mase.,last Sunday, after cutting through ice fifteen , •
Inches thick.
• • —lt is said that Mr. Thaddeus Stevenitwaitb.rit
in• Peachem, , Vermout. - • - i•••••,-
"He took his passion from hie vice 01 144!
—The "divine Patti" sang in the " Barbge , -
at Havre, and held a reception, granted only tAi
Princesses. Thou sho had a grand soneleao gu a a
was worshipped general/Y.
—.lt is proposed by some of the Jews o f N ew
York to hold service on Sand*, instead , of Bat
, nr d a ys, in the new synagogue which is ' beteg
erected on Fifth avenue . „ g, r
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