Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, March 04, 1868, Image 1

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    GIBSON PFACOCK. )ditor.
Mondays excepted).
801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,
tr a i llt11: 1
The Batman, is served to subscribers in the city at 13
Uinta ner week. payable to the carriers. or S 8 per annum.
executed no a superior manner 1,7 .
MENA. 1033 CUESTN d'r ILEE r. fe20.114
M . 7 1• T17M
IMEYBOB--BERNMAR.D.---At Cheltenham, on the 21th
ult., by the Rev. M. A, Den Mr. Reuben R. Mayen to Mire
Borah A.. daughter of Anthony Bernhard. Eoi.. of Mont.
%ornery county, [Germantown papers please copy.] •
MECH. —February 3d, Julia Ann, wife of John Birch.
in the 6lst year of her age.
The funeral wilt take place on Friday. 6th instant. at 10
.o'eloc/g, - from the emhience of her husband, 1701 Write
Bi;LL ' 9n the let Ultimo. Sarah IL Bull, youngest
slaughter of Lewin O. and Sarah ft. Dull.
The relatives and friends et the family arc respectfully
invited to attend the humeral, from the residence of her
parents. No. 1431 Vine street, on Thursday morning, sth
inst., at eleven O'clock.
COOKltlAl4.—Alfred Veinier Coo kman, eon of Kew.
Alfred and Anne E. Cockiness, in the sixteenth year of
his age.
The relstivee and friends*, the family are respectfully
invited in attend the funeral, from the residence of his
invents, ?ie. 3ill Waller= street, on Friday afternoon, at 2
.'clock. •f,
DICKSON.--On the 2sl insta.nt, Mrs. Marla Loofas
Dickson, wife of the late Joseph M. Dickson. in the Vith
year of her age.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
Invited to attend her funeral, from her late residence, No.
ine Mount Vernon divot, en Thursday, the sth instant,
at 1 o'clock.
GIBSON.—At devannah, Ge.. on the 2d last., Dr. "%Vim
Gibson, formerly of this city, Emeritus ?releaser of Bar
nem- in the University . of l'eaneylvania.
Due no_tlee will be givef of the funeral.
KELLLE.--On Monday morning, March 2d„ Mary P.,
wife .4 t hdwin A. Kelley, in the :'zth year of her age.
Funeral will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon, at
three o'clock, from the residence of her mother, No. PM
Ridge avenue.
KIMBALL—On Tocr,l3, moraine, the7A inst., Mary
wife of nteohon Kimball, and daughter of William
Lavenpoort. deceased.
'rbe relatives and Kende of the family are invited to
attend the funeral. from the residence of tier husband,
19s1 Spruce street. on Friday morning, at 11 o'clock. [New
York end Boston papers please copy.) ••
KIitKPAI RlCK.—tin the evening of the 311 Instant
Francis A. Kirkpatrick, In the 3lst year of his sge.
The relatives and friends et the family, also the mem
bers of 01101113 h Lodge No. 246„ A. Y. 31. the members
or Excelsior Mark. Lodge No. 21G. and the members of
Keystone Chapter No. 175, .1 I'. M... are respectfully
invited to attend his funeraL from the residence of Its
another. ral Arch street, on tiaturday inonaing ' nth ,
st II o'clock. A. M. lust ,
Walking xi IS/lades of tiering Poplins tor the Fashionable Walking
VI eaves.
Steel Colored Poplins.
Mode Colored Poplins.
Bismartk Exact Shade.
On TUESDAY HVENING. March le, at 8 o'clock.
Tickets. f/' cents. Reserved Seats, 75 cents.
To be procured at THUM YLER'd Music Store. No PIA
Chestnut strve . and at the hall on the evening of the
Reading. mhB.7trp•
FRANKEORD. Feb. 19th. 18tH.
Notice labs reby given to the owner of the following.
.dr.cribed property. pelted and talgenior violation of the
United Motet , Revenne loam that they may make claim
for the same on or before SA IT siDAY, March 21ft„
February Mb—No. 1. One copper atin and head, troll'
• cast ride of Salmon 'Arent, between Arm and Maple eta.
No." One copper still and head. from ,o. 1714 Salmon
February - 13th—No 3. One copper atilt complete, from
1414 Salmon otreet. No. 4. One copper otill,complete,frorn
112.1 William stmt.
February ILth -No. g, One copper, till and one barrel
whisky, from Ulu Salmon street. O. d One copper atilt.
frma No. Irdl Salmon atroet. No. 7. One. copper 4111,
,romplete. and one package whioky, from No. 1103 Clear.
field street. 11106. S. FOULEIROD,
fair-sr.:3** Deputy Collector.
••""`" atton. LID Chestnut street.
THURSDAY. March 6th, at 5 o'clock P. IL, 0. H.
WILLARD. Es,c.—"Stereopticon Exhibition." including
finest European Views and Public Buildings of Europe
and America.
March Ittb--"Ilible Study." conducted by OEO. W.
MEMO., ESQ , with Mape and ItlackboarlL Subject—
Second Chapter of Acts. tuistats
'A Journey to Ashango Land; the Habib.
and Manners of the People."
Reserved Seats to be bad at
TrumPler's, to.:g Chestnut street
Boners, lite Chestnut street.
'lndia the HAIL
(oppoeite New York Kensington Depot), in charge of the
Slaters of Et Francis.
Accident eases received if brought immediately after
reception of injury.
Lying•in careareeeived at a moderate rate of board.
Free medical and burgical advice given on Wedmsday
and Saturday Afternmmabetween 4 and 6 Welk. fel2-tfrp
This Company is prepared to purchase its Loan due
In ISM at Par.
' &Warn No. 42.2 South Second Street
---- •
gr"" THE
be held at the ()dice of the Company on MONDAY. April
6th, at I P. M,Md. S. WOOD.
mho tit' Secretary.
i lar holders of the EGBERT OIL COMPANY, wilt bu
- Lehr at the - *thee - of - the - Company; on WETNESDAY,
April lilt, at 1 o'clock. P. THUS. S. WOOD. Secretary.
" ANNUM. GOMMENGSNI ENT will be hold at the
o'clock, The Addreee to the Graduatee by Professor
GRUSIS. The public are invited. noh4.Bt
maw* TIIF PLUMBwNO BUSINESS vr - - .L.vr.
JOHN PHELBIN iertit no continued by his
N6.llSouth Seventh etreet.
foII,6LTP .
oirHOWARD aosprreu NOS. HIS AND 1620
Lombard street, Dispensary Department. —Medi
na treatment awl meMelnes furnished gratulliamly to the
Door• _
paper, dte.. boughtby EE. HUN R,
feleamo. . • No. 813 JaynTe E
Death of Dr. William Gibson.
Dr. William Gibson died at Savannah, Ga., on
Monday last. Although long withdrawn from
Lis active professional pursuits, Dr. Gibson is
still well remembered in this community as one
of the most distinguished surgeons among the
many men who have adorned the
medical and surgical, profession of Phila
delphia. For nearly half a century he
.oecupled the Chair of Surgery in the University
lof Pennsylvania, and held the Emeritus Profes
sorship at the time of his death. In his prime,
he was a tower of strength to that
indtitution, and by his rare talents and
great skill, both as an operator and leustrae
2or in surgery, long maintained the supremacy
of, the University among the medical schools of
%his country. Dr. Gibson was a native of Mary
]and, and received his professional education in
-Pdinburg, after graduating at Princeton College.
At the time of his death, which resulted from an
• attack-of erysipelas, he had passed his eightieth
year. He has bang been missed from the pro
fessiun which - he so brilltantly — addrned; and; at
his advanced ago, his death was not unexpected.
But the announcement will recall his memory
-14) --the-- _large_ _.eirele___Of_professiettal...mt
other friends ' of two generatiOns, who Were
accustomed, in bygone years, to share In the
honors which he conferred upon his chosen' .
iselence by the groat abilities which he so strongly
developed and so long exercised in its behalf.
The Impeachment Question.-Meeting
at the Connery.
in the Stait uv Kentucky, Feb. 22, 1868.
Yesterday we receeved' the Looisville 'paper,
and I notist into it reports uv mass meeting
in Chicago and all over the country favorin
impeachment. I felt that the huntid Presi
dent, denounst and .persekootid ez he is,
shood at least hey sympathy from one spot—
ahood at least know that in one place he hed
sound and solid friends, who wood stand
by him in this tryln period uv his eggaist
I therefore called a meetin try the Corners,
wich wuz held last nite. I okkepied the
chair, and made the speech of the okkaeion,
wick I alluz do. I remarkt that never in the
histry of the Dimekratic party wuz the clouds
lowrin so fritefully over it ez now. I spored
it wnz a fixed fact that the President would
be impeeched and removed, making that hory
headed Ben Wade, who is a profane perse
kooter nv the saints, President in his stead.
Here wuz *at eggsited my alarm for the
future uv the Dimocracy. It aint that John
son is agoin out. It aint that I care so very
much for him, but the fact that he will cer
tinly be impeeched, shows that there is a
pint beyond wich offishel patronage cant
control. rsee afore me nothin but trouble.
Ef Wade is President the grate moral ques
tion is who will be Postmaster at the Corn
ers? Will Deekin Pogram's paper still con
tinyoo to pass thru the hands uv a sound
Conatooslinel Demekrat? or will that skoffer
Pollock hand it out? Will I be forced to
leave these sylvan retreats, this haven of rest,
and agin, in my old age, buffet the cold
world? Good Heavens! The very ijee
makes me shudder, and that same shudder
will convulse the entire South.
Wat kin we do? Shel the Corners sit idly
by and permit this grate wrong to go unre
hooked? Is a President to be deposed and his
postmasters endangered for nothin? lam
too full for further utterance.
Capt. McPelter, late uv the C. S. A.., sed
be hed never felt so good sence the Fort Pil
fer affair. tiv course A. J. wood resist, and
then his sword wood again Jeep from its
scabbard. In the coz uv sich a I oonyun ez
the President wantid, he felt ez tho he cood
go calmly to his death. His sole wuz up and
eager for the fray.. In such a coz, he cood
gather about him a.gm all the brave men he
led doorin the whole uv the 0 late war, every
one uv wich wuz alive and in good health,
eeptin one who hed died recently uv delirium
tremens. Ile longed for it to begin. He hed
- Ablishrtists - in -his- mind's- eye, wich he wood.
like to go thro—he knowd nv safe places to
cross into Ohio and Lc:o'mq, and nv farms
rich in horses. 0 for a return uv them days.
To ashoor the President and to stiffen his
back-bone, the follerin despatches wuz sent :
To the President:—The Corners is with
yoo. We will, in the cousin struggle, take
care uv the niggers. They hey chattles.
How soon shall we begin?
TO A. Johnson:—Yoor friends here are
moovin. Be firm and steadfast. I pledge
yoo the aid of every Confedrit sober in this
seckshn. 111:Gli 11.14 'PELTS.);
Late Capt. C. S. A.
To the Chief Afaoistrate:—The people
are with yoo. Never permit yoor power to
be wrestid from yoo. The Corners will con
tinyoo to speck. In sick a cos lam willin to
go all I hey. . BASCOM.
To A. Johnson and his Cabinet:—Ken
tucky is troo to yoo. She will uphold yoor
bands. Execoot the laws and ez much uv
Congris ez yoo kin. Death to Radicalism and
nigger ekality!
To the President:—Will volunteers to
aid you agin the yoosurpashens uv Congris,
receeve use same bounty ez the Fedral
Government pade doorin the late croosade
agin Suthern rites? Anser by telegraph, pre
To the President:—Send me :...010,000 to
be yoosed in recrootin men for yoor service.
I pledge you the hearty co-operation of Ken
Deekin Pogrom remarked that so far ez
he, wuz persnelly concerned, he hed no inter-
est in the matter. Androo Johnson wuz
nothin to him, nor wuz he anythin to Androo
Johnson, but he wnz a beleever in constoo
shnel liberty. lie wanted his niggers back ,
agin, and wat hope wuz there uv that, with
that pestiferous Ben Wade in A. Johnson's
seat? He shuddered at the ijee. With a
Congris in the hands uv the Ablishnists, with
- a - President - deeply - dyed - with - Radikalism
how long wood the little remnant uv rites
wich Kentucky enjoyed be left her? How
long wood it be before we should ne com
pelled to admit niggers to a ekality with us?
, How long wood we hold even the elite control
uv em - we now hey? Why, under sich rool
we mightexpect to see,-sorae day, the _stars
and stripes flaunt in the air in the Corners,
and beer Yoonyun speeches made in front uv
Bascom's. What chance, he asked, wood
ther be uv continyooin in the struggle agin
Congis? Wat earthly hope coal the first
families hey uv perpetooatin ther rool ?
None. Let us arouse ! Let us ido suthin !
Let us, ez Kentucky 'anus hez done, resolve.
He begged leave to submit the followin :
Wein:As, Androo Johnson, the President
of the Yoonited States, tho not a Dimekrat,
is considably neerer thereto than Ben Wade,
Wenees, He removed from offis one Ed
win M. Stanton, a bloody-minded Ablish
hoist, a thing alluz grateful to the Dimekratic
heart, and
WAnees, For this act of eStil3 a Rump
Congris is at this time engaged in a attempt
to depose him,
Wer W
es, e the. Dimocrisy uv Confedrit
X Roads, fear: a love for the Yoonion bur&
In britely in oui buzzums, and feelin, also,
that the sed Yoonion is in imminent danger
uv utter and entire destruckshen onless the
oPerashens nv 'an unholy Congris is checked,-
therefore be it
Resolved, That we look with alarm upon
the ackshen uv Congris, aimed at our beloved
President, and do hereby pertest agin sick
ackshen. . .
Resolved, That we, the Dimocrisy uv the
Comers, fcelin the need uv - decision - in - this
crisis, implore the President to be dedided.
Resolved, That we, uv the 'Corners, res
pectfullTregemi mend-then ininiejit arrest uv
every member wit th e - MO* Congritrverairotea
for impeachment, on the ground uv opposin
the execushen uv the will uv_the Executive,
and, alsO, the removal of Gen. Grant from the
ofils he okkepies, and the appointment in his
mlii 21rP.
(From the Toledo Blade.)
sled uv Bich a Constooshnel Dimekrat ez
Oen, Rosso.
_Resolved, That ez the Corners is in a state
uv continyooal feverish anxiety to know the
intensbuns uv His Eggslency, we recommend
the boldin uv conversashens with the corres
pondent uv the New York Herald reglerly,
at least once per day,till this crisis hez passed.
feeeolved, That if need be, to prevent the
power uv the government from parsin en
tirely into the bands uv a ablishn Congris,
we, the Democrisy uv the Corners, pledge
ourselves, our forchoons and our sacred
honor, to maintain the Executive by all the
means in our power.
Bascom complained that them resoloo
shens wasn't strong enuff. Good Lord, he
trembled when he thot uv the consekenses
that wood ensoo of the President shoos) be
removed. >Lv coorse the cheerman uv this
reeetin wood be ousted from hie Post Gills,
and wat wood become uv the Corners then?
Wat wood tiecome uv the debt he (the Post
master) owed him (Bascom) ? Wat wood
become uv the debts he owed every citzen
uv the Corners who hed anything with
coed be borrered or bot on credit'? "My "
be remarked, "the Corners would ire
rooined I
And realizin myself the awful consekences
fly destroyin the hope they wuz livin on, I
bustid into teers, at wich they wuz all Yisably
Joe Bigler rose, and sed he perposed that
this 'nee= never adjourn, but that it keep in
continyooal session. pasein resolooshens,
that bein the entire extent uv the aid the-Presi
dent wood git from Kentucky. Ef resoloo
aliens wood do A. J. any good, he wuz in
favor of givin them to him by the yard. Uv
coorse, of ther wuz a struggle, Kentucky
wood remain mitre'. It pays best, ez yoo
kin thereby rifle the corpses uv both sides.
But, payin no attenshen to the words uv the
scorner, we separatid sadly, waitin further
(Wich. is Postmaster.)
From India.
4Correapondenee of tne Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.]
CaLcurrA, Dec. 20, 1867.—Large and impor
tant as our oily is for being the seat of the Anglo
Indian Government, there are but few topics
which the American reader is apt to take a lively
interest in. J Local matters occupy the mind of
the public, and speculation is at present alive as
to the probable fate of the Abyssinian expedition,
for which India has furnished a not inconsidera
ble contingent of native troops, as well as of
Europeans who have served among us for a num
ber of years. The Northwestern frontier of this
empire is constantly kept in excitement by iii
surrections of native tribes and by invasions
from beyond the line. They raise considerable
discussion, particularly among military men,
who are generally in favor of vigorous measures
for the suppression of minor revolts,
while the civil employais of the Go
vernment generally, agree with the
mercantile community in their opinion that kind
.treatment and the observance of a liberal policy
towards the half civilized tribes will advance the
interests of Great Britain in preference to harsh
measures. It should be remembered that Russia
is our nearest northwestern neighbor, and the
policy the court of St. Petersburg is sufficiently
well known to put this country on its
guard against a gradual invasion or the establish
ment of permanent Russian influence, which, al
though it may not bear prejudice to Groat tritain
for the next decennium or two, may eventually
untangle us in complications with the said
pOwer, and even compel us to the use of arms,
for protecting and defending our frontier.
Commercial matters do not give the
desired satisfaction. Imports have been
inadequately large as compared with
the consumption, and great efforts are
made by men of influence and knowledge of
European and Asiatic manufacture to introduce
cotton mills, and thin; gradmdly to dispense with
the importation of British goods for which a large
Proportion of the raw material is furnished by
his country. It is justly argued that the cost of
transportation for the necessary machinery from
England would soon be balanced by the saving of
freight on the raw material to Europe and the
reshipment of the same to India as a manufac
tured article. Complaints are mutually made by
the Yorkshire and Lancashire manufacturers and
cotton spinners on one side. and the importers in
Calcutta and Bombay on the other. The former
complain of the quality of cotton sent from India
being in a poor condition, while the latter accuse
die British manufacturers of throwing into the
Indian market a lot of rotten goods, adulterated
with lime and other similar substances, which
cause the goods to decay during the long voyage
and thus become unsalable,
Sir John Lawrcnce,Governer-General and Vice
roy of India, has lately held a levee in the capital
of the ancient Kingdom of Oude, Lucknow,
which has become ever memorable for its siege
during the rebellion of '57. These levees—called
durbars—are an imitation of the receptions held
by the Grand Mogul of Delhi, for the purpose of
receiving the homage of distant princes of the
- Empire, - and of having their-oaths of - fidelity re
newed. They are kept up for the purpose of ex
hibiting to the native element the power of Great
Britain over the Indian feudatories, but none had
been held from the annexation of Gude to the
second conquest in '57. It is difficult for any
body who has not witnessed the festival to form
an idea of all the splendor exhibited. The Rajahs
of- Oudelnulansw_eredahaappealof. the_Viceroy _
by appearing In large numbers at the capital.with
their elephants, servants, jewels, and all the
ostentatious elements ofOriental luxury.
Five hundred elephants, covered:
with blankets of
gold-thread and silk, the majority of them carry
ing on their backs tut rets of massive silver, made
their entrance,with the Rajahs and their families
clothed in the richest, Bilk garments and orna
mented with bracelets, collars and chains of dia
monds, emeralds, rubies and pearls. On the day
_of their solemn entrance into the city the Viceroy
took the lead of the cortege,• motuntal on an ele
phant of immense size. After he had stopped on
an elevated spot, the Rajahs paesedin review. He
stood under a parasol, hold above Ida head by two
servants. The parasol is the emblem of the
highest dignity in Oriental countries, and it is
a curious fact that the parasol la fofind on the bac
'dials of Nineveh over the head of every Assyrian
kin—this custom having not only preserved
itself for centuries, but spread from the shores
of the Ganges to those of tho Tigris, for there is
little doubt but that India was inhabited and
civilized before. Assyria was—for, "westward did
the course of empire take its way" at that re
mote period not less than in our modern times.
Comfortable Traveling'.
One of the great conveniences accruing from
the far:Seeing Pollef of 'our enterprising 'Capital: -
ists is, that at any season we are not confined to
any particular line or route in traveling, and are
thus enabled, of the many routes, to choose the
ono we may deem the least, objectionable. Wo
quite agree with our Boston contemporary that
traveling at this season is, to say the least of it, a
nuitiance;_and,_further, _wo_ludoree_lis_opinions
relative to traveling biboat. And for the benefit
of such of our readers who may have to pay a
%hit to Boston from our City by way of New
York, we submit the followhig < article we clip
from-the Boston. Bairirckv-Ervirnori Gazette-:- -
"COMFORTABLE TnAvErmici.—Traveling during
the winter season, either by rail or boat, is, in
oureminion, a decided bore; But from being \
cramped up,many hours in the impure, atmo
sphere of ': a crowded rallWay corAvith the
billty of a three days sojourn in a snow drift
without food, the saints defend us. No, if we
must travel to any particular point, say. New
York, for instance, commend us to the comfort
of that floating palace, the 'Old'Colony' steam
boat. What If It should blow a little outside.
Captain Brown and his able and experienced of
ficers. ever on the alert, will take care c)f that
matter. Her halls are elegantly furnished, 9.nd
be state rooms, one hundred and fifty in num
ber, are fitted with all the the conveniences
and comfort of' handsome bedrooms, the whole
lit with gas and heated by steam. The Bill of
Fare, provided by Mr. L. V. Tilton. the
steward, comprises every delicacy of the season,
and his attention to the requirements of the pas
sengers is proverbial. We must admit that his
system of arranging the supper tables to suit
small parties are excellent and give general satis
faction. The ability and energy displayed by
Mr. Theodore Warren, clerk of the boat, In his
department, prevents any confusion. The 'Old
Colour was built but two years ago, and is a
first-class boat in every particular. She runs on
alternate days with her consort, the 'Empire
State,' which has facilities similar to those of the
'Old Colony.' On the arrival of the cars at New
port from Boston the nassengers will find a
delectable supper awaiting them on either boat.
On leaving New York supper is served between
the hours of 4 and 7 o'clock, P. M."
The New York Agency for the Fall River Line
in question Wm 72 Broadway and Is under the
able superintendence of E. Littlefield, Esq., so
long andfavorably known to the traveling public.
The Old Colony and Empire State leave pier 28
North River, foot of Murray street, a few steps
from where the passengers from Philadelphia
land on each alternate day.
Heavy Swindling Operation... Four.
teen Thousand Dollars involved•..
Arrest of the Swindler. '
[From the Detroit (Mich.) Free Preen.]
On the 9th of January last there appeared In
the Free Press an account of the disappearance
from her home in Weston, Mo., of a highly re
spectable married woman named Western, who
took with her $20,000 in gold, belonging to her
husband. It was supposed that one Simon Sher
man accompanied her, and photographs of both
parties wt re forwarded to the Chief of Pollee in
this city, with a request for the apprehension of
the originals. As our readers are already aware,
Mrs. Western, whose real name it has since been
ascertained is Wells, was arrested at a millinery
establishment on Woodward avenue.
Her husband and eon were informed of the ar
rest, and as soon thereafter as practicable they
came to this city for the purpose of recovering
tho money and inducing the woman to return
home. She readily consented to the latter, but
refused to give any information concerning the
$20,000. with the exception of $6,000 worth of
United B:ates bonds, which she delivered to her
husband. The family then returned to Weston,
Mo., but detective Stadler, who had worked the
ease up, determined if possible to find Sherman,
who, it was believed, could account for the re
maining $14,000.
With this end in view, he kept- a -lookout for
Sherman, and, on Monday last, while standing
in front of the Post Office, his patience was re
warded, for, behold! the very man bohad so,long
searched for passed within two feet of him.
Hastily referring to the photograph to assure
himself that there was no mistake, Stadler fol
lowed hilt. He visited various localities,and finally
stepped into one of the newspaper offices and.
asked permission to teach the files for the account
of the arrest of his late companion. This eettled
the question of identity beyond cavil, and Sher
man was taken into custody. A telegram from
the Chief of Police informed Mr. Wells of Sher
man's capture, and a requisition from Governor
Fletcher was procured, armed with which Wells
arrived „in this city yesterday. On Thursday,
ho veyer, a writ of habeas minus was issued by
Cokamisaloner B. T. Pretitise, requiring the Chief
to produce the prisoner and show cause for his
detention. The case was argued yesterday after
noon, but a; decision was not reached, and , Sher
man was still a prisoner. -Further action In the
prctaiaa will be taken to-day.
Attempted Suicide or a Murderer.
[From the Pittsburgh Poet of the .7,41.
In Carbon county, recently, a man named
Strobl was arrested on suspicion of having mur
dered his wife, who died suddenly. Examination
showed that the woman died of heart dis
ease. Strobl was released, but showed
such agony of mind that he was closely
watched. Early on Friday morning he
escaped the vigilance of his watcher, and
proceeded to a chamber where was standing
a gun loaded with shot, which he took, placed
the end of the barrel in his mouth, and pulled the
trigger with his foot, discharging the entire con
tents of the gun in the back part of his mouth
and throat, 'Macaug a terrible wound. A phy
sician was called, who did all he could to relieve
him. He is gradually improving, and it Is
thought he will recover.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
From tbo ilarrieburg Patriot of -March :Id.)
James M.-Bailey, a resident of this city, WAS
killed on Sunday morning at Allegheny city,
while coupling passenger cars on the Pittsburgh,
Fort Wayne and Chicago railway. Mr. Bailey
was a conductor of trains in the yard of the
above company and in the discharge of his duty
was -crushed-- between- the cars and instantly
killed. His remains were brought to this city
yesterday afternoon by Mr. Thomas W. Jones, a
resident of this city and an employ& of the P..
F. W. & C. R. R. in whose care the body was
placed by Mr. J. D. Lang, general. superintendent
of that road. The company under whose employ
Mr. B. was at the time of his death did every-,
-thing ,their_power..-toAnyl respect to the de-'
ceased. Mr. Bailey was a general favorite upon=
the'road, and his untimely death has cast a gloom
among a large circle of acquaintances. The de
ceased leaves a wife, who resides on Fast State
street in this city, - from where his funeral will
take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'elock.
Fearrni Aeeldent..Death and Disaster
Overtake a Sleighing Party Return.
nig from Church.
(In Sabbath evening, 9th Instant, a dread
ful accident occurred in Union tewnship, Har
din county, lowa. The Eldorado Ledger says:
"The scene of this sad and fatal attair was near
Mr. Ward's residence ; the time of its occurrence
in the evening. A revival had been in progress
at Lockard's school-house, for some weeks
previous, and the unfortunate man whose
death we record, drove his family "to
meeting" with unfailing. regularity. On
the evening which proved so terrible to him,
he was returning from church. His sleigh had
, some six persons therein, male and female, and
Mr. Spurlin was driving. There were three Wards
in a string, all gaily prancing homeward and W
proud of the bells' chiming chorus. When
within a short distance of Mr. Ward's residence;
where the Union post-office is now located the
la-t sleigh lurched into a deep rut and capsized,
pilling Hs • occupants unharmed in the snow.
Bre;aking from the driver's hands the frightened
team flew past the middle sleigh, - and, maddened
with the cries of the women, blinded with uncon
trollable fury, they leaped into the advance sleigh,
in which wore Mr. Spnrlin and a number of men
and women. This starepeded Mr. Spurlin's team.
It ran fifty yards with furious speed, and
- dashed the aleigh, with the force and velocity of
/ a battering; ram, spinet 'the trunk of a largo
tree. The sled was demolished, and the occu
pants scattered, maimed, bruised and killed, in
every direction. ~341....1ipur1in had ..heeg.beat..c9l
the head by the iron-shod feet of the horses
which leaped in on.his company. Then a lame
stake had been driven deeply into• his head, Mr.
James Kirkman was cut and crushed in a dread
ful manner, and all• the Aptiorolepyoroly injured.
Drs. Cusack and Underwood were immediately
brought to the distressing scene, when all the
sufferers were cared for. In spite of science
and surgical ,skill, Mr. Spurlin expired ,
after six hours of intense suffering. The
remainder of the party, Mrs. Spurlin, Mr. and
Mrs. Pitts and John Joins, will all likely recover.
Miss Fanny Jewell, who was in the rear sleigh,
made a narrow escape from death and is now
suffering severely. Many of them will bear the
scars of this accident on their bodies to the grave.
Mr. Daniel Spurlin, the deceased, was about sixty
years of age. e had been in the county before
its organization in 185:1, and at the time of his
unexpected and violent end, was halo and hearty.
De had a fine, large farm, a wife and family and
neighbors who deeply mourn the loss of the hus
band, father and blend.
The•fire at Barnum'. Museum--Far-
they Pftrtielliarffik
[Fr 3 - 4,t the Now it ort Brent/mg Post. of yesterday.]
Mr. Serguson, one of the proprietors of the
Barnum & Van Ambnrg Museum and Menagerie
Company, makes the following statement in re
lation to the origin of the fire, and losses:
The room in which the fire broke out was
called the "Bird Department." It is supposed
that the fire originated from, a defective flue. The
room above was occupied by the giantess, fat
woman, Circassian girl and others connected with
the Museum, all of whom escaped.
The following is a list of the animals binned:
Four lion cubs, Two large lions,
Four leopards, One panther,
Two hyenas, Two black bears,
One white bear, One Ibex,
Two lynx, One Brazilian tiger,
Four porcupines, Four kangaroos.
Two white peacocks, together with all of the
birds, parrots, monkeys, &cc., on the upper floor,
were also burned.
The following-named animals were taken from
the building, some of them badly burned:
One giraffe, One moose,
One saered,zebra, One sacred bull,
One youm4 elephant, Two•camels,
Three llamas, Two• Japanese hogs,
One four-horned ram, One Persian sheep,
One Hindostan goat, Three kangaroos,
Two pelicans, Two silver pheasants,
One Bengal leopard, Threeporcupines,
One wambot.
A large number of small. animals were also
saved. Thegiraffe was burned so badly that It is
expected to live during the day. It was
valued at $20,000. The seal rescued from the fire
at the old Museum was burned. The wardrobe
of the Museum was nearly new, having been col
lected since the fire of two year& and a half ago,
and was valued at $25,0004 The loss of the
owners of the Museum Is estimated at 41400,-
00, on which there is. an Insurance
of .15150,000. The safe is in the rains, and the
names of the companies are not known. One
hundred and thirty•five persons are thrown out
of employment by the fire. The company had
in preparation a piece for which a large outlay
had been made in machinery and, scenery. This
was all destroyed. It was valued at $lB,OOO.
A pair of tigers burned were valued at $21i,000.
A number of persons connected with the Museum
sustained private losses.
IT. LIA:1 OPETS.A.—iIigOO/0, whielk was played
last evening, at the Academy_ot Music ' contains
some of the best music ever written by'Verdi.
But it failed to attract a full audience, and the
performance went off tamely. Yet Madame La
grange sang, in some of the scenes, very finely.
assuniliani was excellent in the ride of the
Duke: Orlandini was .gepd ae "Rigoletto,"
and Miss Phillips sang and acted with
spirit in the only act in which she appears.
The opera was badly cut- r the entr'actes
were tediously fang:. the chorus was
weak anti defective, and there was. 6 general In
difference on the part of all, in some scenes, the
vast blanks in the auditeriumlutving a dispiriting
effect. It is a risk to begin an opera season in
the first week of Lent, and if itis attempted, there
should be such care in mounting the operas as to
tempt people to go in spite of the season. The.
Grand DucheB.4, with its trashy music and total
lack of good solo singers, would draw because it
is well acted and well put on the stage. There
should be still greater care with more Important
works. The present season of the Lagrange,
Brig - noli trouye has been begun without any
such care, and it is likely to. languish to the
close. Still there is a chance to do better, this
evening,. when Robert M Diable is to be pr need,
with a good cast. It is a great work, Which is
worthy of great efforts, and it is to be hoped that
it will draw a full house.
GRA:in Comma:T.—On Monday evening, March
9th, a grand'vocal and - instrumental concert will
be given at Horticultural Hall, iu aid of the
Hebrew Philanthropic Association. A number of
favorite artistes will appearo.nd the full Germania
orchestra will be present.
THE THEATRES.—.I)Ba , I Ssw Frit at the Chest
nut has proved a success, and seems likely to
have a long run. It will be repeated this evening.
At the Walnut this evening Mr. J. W. Wallack,
Jr., will appear in his celebrated impersonation
of "Leon De Bourbon," In the drama of The Iron
Maak, At the Arch, Lotta will sustain the char
acters "Little Nell" and the "Marchioness," sus
tained by Craig as "DiCk Swiveller."- The-Ame
rican otters a varied bill.
Ouvr. LOGAN' , " LEcruEw.—Mlss Olive Logan,
the celebrated author and actress, will deliver a
lecture at Concert Hall this evening. The dis
course is entitled "Stage Struck," and is said to
be instructive and amusing.
Mug. Bowxus' B.uxßiar.—On Monday even
ing next Mrs. D., r. Bowerswill have a compli
mentary 'benefit at - the Walnut St-Theatre.:2 - Mrs. --
Bowers is about to leave for California, and- this
benefit is tendered her by her friends and admir
ers. An attractive bill will be presented.
lent burlesque, entitled ..lnything You Lae, will be
presented at this Opera House this evening, with
local scenery, local hits, humorous situationsand
general jollity. There will also be the usual
minstrel enterfid.nment, with singing, dancing,
negro comicalities, &c. The entertainment at
this house is of an excellent character.
BunsErr.—Mr. Alfred Burnett; the celebrated
humorist and inhale, will give an entertainment
at Assembly Buildings this evening. Mr. Burnett
possesses extraordinary powers and never falls to
keep his audiences in a roar of laughter. He in
troduces now impersonations every night.
Dv CIIAILLU'S LECTI7III:.—.M.. Du Challlm's se
cond lecture will be .given at Concert Hall to
morrow night. A full report of that delivered
last evening will be found upon our inside pages.
—The London Spectator considers George
Francis a remarkably costly Train at his own
Valuation. It says: "If two days are worth
£lOO,OOO to Mr. Train, a year is worth X 30,000-
006. to-Mr. , Train r and. all the ., insuilinee offices in
the world would never, undertake to insure
Jointly Mr. Train's invaluable life for what it is
really worth. Twenty-Live years of Mr. Train
would more than extinguish the national debt.
The imagination reels before Mr.' Train's sublime'
pecuniary measure of his own imports-nee."
proposition was Made in the Kentucky
State Democratic Convention, a few. days since
to pay the national debt ,in greenbacks. An
amendment was oftbred not to pay the debt at all,
which was received with a shout ofapproval. JC43136
D. Blightitiadir altrpei3cll,lliitt'o 7- *-4.'itt - Ite - titer
still opposed to the war, and that, if the Demo
cratic party, should come into potter. Kentucky
would be, paid in full for !oases incurred by: the
F. L. 'YETIIERSTON. PikUglier:—
—Mrs. Partlngton, has the gout-
—Edwin Booth lain Cleveland.
—California raises tea.
—Out of season—Andy Johnson's March forth
is likely to come in April this year. •
—Why does a policeman seize his man by the
collar? For collarateral secnrity.—Pan.
—Mr. Dickens is to stay in Boston ten clays Or
so to recuperate.
—Cheyenne boasts of prairie fires:at this Mir
—The death is annonneol cif Gathechlr, the
fatuous Parisian fencing master.
—The Cart(e) before the horse—The bill of Fare
at a Home Banquet.--Fun.
—Miss Maggie Mitchell has closed her ensge
meat In Now York.
—Gmieral McCall was an accomplished orni
—Garibaldi baa oent•his photograph and auto
graph to Wendell Phillips.
—The swindler'a early miming aapiration—
Let Its be np and doing.'
—Tbolaat words of Sir David Btrewster were, "I
am dyin " Which. nobody coil e deny.
—Forrest Is playing "Jack Clulen'in
and the papers call him an intellectual treat
—Our first President was liesefirmorn to telt
lie; the last one was neTer known to tell any--
thing else..
—Digby,. In Nova Scotia, haa a new paper
called the Bluenose, advocating annexation to
the United , States.
,—Londen.saw the production of one bundrett
and twenty-three new plays. during 1867, not
counting the .Christmas burlesques.
—A lady in New York.city has two Gobelia
tapestry arm chairs that she values. at eighteen
hundred dollars.
—Prince Alfred went into the minoa at Balla
rat and dug out gold' nugget& that had beam
carefully placed there for the purpose.
—Koy thinks that the compositor who , made
"White Fawn" read White Faun meant to be sa
—Rossini (the.composer) was eighty-four years
of age on Saturday, Feb. 29. It was. his Swenty
ft rst birthday.
—Archduke Henry of Austria has really mar
ried Mile. Hoffman, an actress,.and , the pair are
on a wedding tour.
—He's a Lunatic.—A correspondent wishes to
know the name of the Barrsd .who. wrote the
Prisoner qiChilicm!.
—To what would a man, taking breakfaet with
his betrothed, be most likely to object?—To take
any butter (but-her.)
—Anber, the composer, has in his possession,
neatly bound, the rriginal of all his composi
tions. He always stipulates with his publishers
that his autograph copy shall be returned to him.
—Mrs. Theodore ,Martin„ formerly Ilblen , WA*:
cit, an actress of celebrity, has• been presented
with a magnificent ruby diamond•braceletby ker
Majesty Queen Victoria. , •
.—SeveraTof theAavghsirs of Brigham Young
are actresses in the theatre at Salt Lake City, dali
a Gentile, who is recently from that city,- says he
salit Brigham at an evening's- perfonnance,.oo.
companied by six dozen of his children.
—Pastor Holzapfel, of Relfnitz, has- left the
moat simple will on. record; it is one line :. "My
soul to God,_ my body to the earth, andoxiy_
money to our Deaf and Dumb Hospital."'All the
lawyers in Germany cannot break that will. L**
—The Constitutionalist, of Augusta, Oa., named
Admiral Farragut as a possible Dernoetatio eandi
date for the Presidency. The Admiral would
make a strong candidate and a good President,
but we believe he is-a Radical. ter
—The famous tepor, Niemannovho-was,
tified with the r4fe of 715sarddiarer In Faris two
eloppd from Dresden. with a young, Gorman oe
tress. ' bac celebrated Mme. Becbattla,
has applied for legal. separation , from. her kw
The best horses for the IllppoDbagise&table
would bp "Coursers;" 'arranged in tke.bill of fare
as First Coursers, Second Coursers ) etc. Why
was horse-radish omitted in the mew' at the
Lanham ? And horse-chestnut& were wanting.
Where, too, among. the sweets was.the Pie-balai?
choice rhetorical flourish was. made by a
Nova Scotian in the debate on repeal :—"PtibUsts
it not in Russia,. mention it not in the streets of
Brazil, tell it not in this western hemisphere, that
in this decade of the nineteenth century, 340 5 000
British, subjects have been made 330,000.BrRisk
—A controversy has been going, on among
practical as well, as scientific men, as to. ttie
transparency of molten metals, since the an
nouncement of the fact by Father SeechL The
manager of certain steel works in England has,
however, recently stated that in pouring out
molten steel the edge of the crucible can be dis
tinctly seen through the flowing sheet of metal.
—On Saturday last a man named Isaac Baton,
aged about fifty years, was engaged. in sawing
logs with.a circular saw in a raill owned in pert
by him, at Williams's Crossing, on the Martins
ville railmad, in Indiana, Having adjusted his
log and set the feed in motion, he fell by some
nicans. over the log, and although a large man,
weighing over two hundred pounds, was cut
completely through the body and arms, the
severed parts,falling on each side of the log.
--BanjeminDisreeli, the new British Premier,
is not, as a paragraph going the rounds of the
press says Ito is, an Israelite in faith. Ills &their.
Isaac Disraeli (the celebrated author of "Quarrels
of Authors," and many other works), embraced'
Christianity some years before Benjamin's birth;
and the Premier himself declared, during a crow
exemination in begirt about four years two, "I
am, what I have always been, a Christian:"
—The (kreensburg (hid.) Herald, in comMent
ing on.thebillitt - pnt reet. unfirtletion - in A:lepers'
Grant's hands, says: "When that time doe's
come (when itpasses the Senate), the sooner the
earth is ridof him the better; there will be a job
for another Booth.• By the hair of St. Michad,
we would rather see him in h-11 than king over
Et single inch of American soil; - and, it is our
opinion, if_ills_ Equestrian Mightiness were to
accept- under the new reconstruction law, he
would be seeking a home in the above hot region
before he would ever reach the capital of his new
—An extraordinary red tape story is related by
a German paper as authentic. It is told of a
town in Wortemburg. It is the role in Schilda,
Stuttgart, that the fire engine shall always be
tested three days before a fire. In Wurtemburg,
an alarm cannot be given until the oberamtnuunt
has given his permission : "On the night of
January 19, a fire, caused as is supposed by 60
incendiary, broke out in the granary of the:
(horse) postmaster in Galidorf. As Et high wind!
was blowing, all was soon in a blaze. The town ,
runner, Alchele, was at once sent full speed to,
the oberamtmann, twelve miles distant, to adt,
for the fire engines. Ile came, but had lost.
the written order on the way, and the °Bernath
mann would not let the engines go 'witiaeur,
a regular. denutud black and white to:
ehow for it. In vain did tin: messenger .
they might Inflict any punishment they plot&
on him, ut not to let the unforttipata. town.
suffer for his careloseneas—the red-tape map re ,.
mained firm, stuck to the letter of the biw c and s
without so touch as lettinptbe chief ok tip fire
department know what was required, an wl(lri
the distant flames plainly vufible, 4 drove the meet ,
senger away and turned t 071407 pillow, to oleo
tbo slumber of an official wito,striotV,ohze the
law. By five o'clock In he numn i nt , obdo
had returned with itow.mier,-,ba b fri the
time - forty gO
rft"henMe nd-beett
eluding the root, the OnArch,', th9 , 'esotki: Ato
Counts von Eneekl, and eeimatk•eight . *OP%
in all threeintadred peopl0„ were cu,rufti out
um .
nahed - IU tbv *Wel natlW,"'