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

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    GIBSON) PEACOCK. Editor.
rusuatiap EVERT Rintitl3o,
(Aundaye excepted).
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BY Tlllll
The Rtraurns Is 'laved to subscribers in the city at la
. week. towable to the earners. or 'NI per annum.
A executed In • saperlor manner by
DEENA. 1169 taLMTNUT kiIEP. fe204111
BUDD.—At Carthagi, .Jefferson county. N. Y., on Sun
day, Nara 1.5. Joseph C. Budd, formerly of Philadelphia.
aged 71 years.
c014,1N.,.—0n Monday roorning, ltd it, William
Collins, In the 64th ear of his age.
The retaliate and - Mende of the family are restecantly
invited to attend the funeral, from his bite residence. fvli
North Dread street, on Thursday, With bet, at o'clock.
P. It. me
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.1111.,DREURN.—On the 3Cd that, after a very short
iliac••, Mary Plea/ants, daughter of John M.. and the
late Hannah nildeburn, aged 17 years and & months.
The relatives atd f, tends of the family are incited t
attend the funeral. from the residence of her uncle
Wm. L. Etildehtiru, 170 Spruce strict, at ten ecdochi
Thursday,,Atb inst.
To proceed to Laurel 11111. •
TV, EEDLE.—in Providence, 11, 1.. :loth inst.. Elizabeth,
wife of Edward Twredk in the 25th year of hr•r age.
.121 shades of lipring Poplins for the Fashionable Walking
Steel Colored Poplins.
Mode Colored Poplins.
Elatnarck Exact Shade.
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All additional nubscriptions mutt be entered previous to
the above date. at the hxhibition I:owns. No. 917 Walnut
etrget zuhl2tf rps
Spiritualism.- -.twig. , Edni,mds. Yhomas Gales FOP,
ter. and others.are txte etrd to ddrers the meetings at
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eal treat/petit and. medicines tarnished reatuitOosly to the
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popes. dc., bought by E. HUNTER,
ualthtitorr No. 613 .Isyno street.
"The linseltine Collection—Conclusion.
We conclude to-day our notice of Mr. Basel
tine's interesting gallery of paintings, devoting
our attention to the second half-part of the cata
logue, that is to say to the pictures which will
be disposed of to-night. The specimens still un
sold will remain on view at the Academy of Fine
Arta, in the southeast gallery, until evening,when
they will be removed to the Assembly Buildings
Rr unreserved sale. These are generally works
of, still higher art than thoft take ti away from
the -north enean-for-laat night's_ anction—__
89, Landscape, by H. Deiters, who we believe
is a pupil of Andreas Achenbach; the study has
many of the qualities of that master ; in fact
there was an Aehenbach at the Paris Exposition,
a View of Amsterdam, belonging to M. Reverie,
of Berlin, a part of which was strikingly similar
to this effect of a tree in shadow screening a
sunny house-wall.--91, J. B. Bristol, " On the
Cennecllent, below Bellows Fall,"--an reerecable
little American landecape.-93 and 94, A. Cortez,
" Landscapes, with Cattle." 96, "The First
Snow ;" the " snow" has spread its flakes, very
much to the disturbance of our preconceived
ideas, over Venice i-102, A. Boichard, "Catching
the Butterfly." The insect is represented
as settling upon a beautifully painted
silk robe : a child Is watching in extreme
suspense, - while the lady ateala her hand towards
the intended victim.-103, G. F. Benson,
"Among the Crags," a large romantic composi
tion.-105. Jules Noel, a street-scene in Holland,
with a perspective of pointed gables hanging over
the uneven pavement, and a cunning little old
house slated all over against the damp; a care
fully-drawn and reliable picture.-108 and 109,
Alexandre Couder, email decorative flower
pieces by an artist well and favorably known in
Paris, a pupil of Gros.-113 and 114, "Off the
Coaat—Fisking" and "On the Coast," by
Herzog, two scenes, by a famous marine
painter, which have all the elements
of ,popularity.-115, W. Whittredge, "Through
the Woods," an American forest-glade, which
may bavo been copied from some of the more
secret cloves of the Catskills.-116, "Landscape
with Cattle," by Constant Troyon; a black cow,
couckant, is relieved upon a white cow standing:
and nothing can tie more triumphant than the
effect of these two unmanageable colors. In
.drawing, the animals are not particularly well
hit off; for Troyon never presented himself as an
animal painter, his figures, whether of beasts or
men, being always arranged with a view to their
landscape effect. This able little Troyon is dated
1854, the year previous to that in which the artist
received his last medal of the first class. He died
in 1865.-417, Lenient de Metz, "Apparently
both nf the same mind" a bit of arch expression
.by this favorite figarespainter—.llB. V. Nehlig,
"The Forester." We find a better quality in - this
small study of an outlaw crouching, behind some
trees, than in the more ambitious works exposed
by M. Nehlig, worthy as they generally are.-119.
Diaz, a fancy of two nymphs "Preparing to
Bathe;" the picture is full of Diaz's sunshine.-
122. V. Nehlig again, "Salvator Rosa Sketching
the Brigands;" the texture and color of the stuffs
are good : the head is a capable study, but bears
no resemblance to the portrait ot Sni
veler in the large, colleetion at
Florence.-128. C. Pricrus, " The Toilet ;" .
a woman in white brocade, relieved on red; a
.eareful piece of painting, by one of the more
popular of the many imitators of Plasma.-
124,—"The Bather," a very clever sketch by
Chaplin, the painter of ceilings and decorative
panels, for one or the other of which this is pro
bably a first study; the nymph, half-veiled in a
cloud of lawn, is in a delicious pose of conscious
modesty; her hair and face .are achieved with
Masterly simplicity in the slight manner of the
.artist.-126, Herzog, a small "Landscape
with Deer," the trees being excessively twisty.
—127, Lanfant de Meth, "The Rustic Beauty."—
n..!..`.Giteckuitte iretheNext Move," by Lion y
Eseosura, a highly-finished group of tint*
middlogiged chess-players. The attitudes and
heads are sufficiently expressive; the interior, an
'old Paris salon, well suggested, and an excellent
-effect obtained by means of the smart white satin
coat of the central flgure.-130, B. Ferrandiz,
"Spanish Muleteer," en admirable and very
minntely-liniehed miniature-sized painting of a
man standing before an empty wagon;
the head le evidently taken direct from na
ture, and is a perfect typo of a section of Spanish
society.-132, Louis Lasalle, "Little Red Riding
Hood," a very pretty illustration of the charming
old rhyme; the beauty of the little girl and the
concealed ferocity of the beast ate indicated with
much expression. -133, Oswald r Acheribach,
"Looking from Capri." The picture is nearly
tilled by a picturesque building, finished with the -
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fiat-dome roof so characteristic of the Naples re
gton, while the distance gives a delicious glimpse
of the dark-bine Mediterranean. As to the
quality of the paining, the name alone of Oswald
Ache n ba eh will stand for all common t.-13:334,
dress Achenbach, a fine Coast-scene, with sun
shine of late afternoon. by a painter of the first
distinction.-136, Palizzi, a Sheep picture, in the
style of some of the modern Italians, with very
thick color, in very sharp touches, and a firm
effect of 11ght.-138, E. Lambert, "The Victory;"
a white terrier is panting and resting ins comical
scene of devastated flower-beds, after having
"done to death" a round, silken mole.-140, E.
D. Lewis, "Nebraska Notch," one of Lewis'
most dazzling panoramas, and a picture that has
been an unrivalled favorite during the whole time
the collection has been exposed; the mountains,
and the gauzy clouds entangled among them,
are I/eroded and bathed with noon.-142, Lanfant
de Metz, "The Four Quarters of the Globe,"
four female figures, of admirable grace, represent
ing America, Europe, Asia and sunburnt Africa,
absorbed In a kind of international impulse of
prayer. This large work by a very favorite
painter has been another of the cynosures of the
gallery.. 143, W. Whittridge, "Woods in Au
tumn," a small, partially-successful effort to
grapple with our native fall-ecenery. 144, Hein
rich Steinike, "The Procession." - A chapel,
sheltered under an immense oak, has just given
issue to a church parade, wherein the golden
image of the Virgin forms the nucleus. A large
and interesting Diisseldorf painting. 147,"Indian
Falls," a fair little Kensett; it is matched by a
Castlear of the same size. -148, Gifford, a bril
liant and gem-like view of Windsor Castle.-143,
"Still Life," a fruit-piece by J. 11. Dolph, whose
larger study, "Dessert," was one of our special
admirations in last night's sale.-150, "Sister
Anne, from Blue Beard," by W. E. Cresson.-151,
Henry Bacon, "Quite Ready for Bed," a juvenile
subject, one of the best we have seen from this
talented and youthful painter, so popular
in Boston and in Paris.-162, J. B.
Ihistoe. "Sunset from the Adirondack," a
striking and peculiar study of red light breaking
out from under a canopy of heavy" clouds, and
flushing the mountains. The scene is well
painted, evidently from a reminiscence of na
ture. C. Cabaillot Lassale, a girl, in morn
ing-dress, "Sealing the Love Letter;" we do not
see why the letter must needs be a love-letter,
as the female Looks too stupid and ill-tempered
to have ever attracted an admirer, and we advise
the favored Individual, whatever may be his ca
parity, to cut the correspondence.
1.111-4. Ii EMBLE'S FIFTH ReAnoff;.—Mrs. Kemble
must have been completely satisfied last evening
with the result of the return to the system of re
served seats. There was infinitely less contusion
atd vexations delay before the reading com
menced than has hitherto been the case, and when
Mrs. Kemble appeared upon the stage the audi.
ence was in such absolute repose, undisturbed by
the entrance of a single individual, that the
faintest whisper could have been heard through
out the ball. In yielding to the general wish in
this matter Mrs. Kemble trusted something to
the generosity of the public, and. as we foretold,
the result proved that the confidence was not
It was rather amusing to observe, last evening,
that quite a number of persons brought with
them copies of the play, and followed the reader
throughout with scrupulous fidelity. For what
purpose this was done it is quite impossible to
determine. The fashion was probably obtained
from the opera-house. There the necessity for a
libretto is generally apparent; but here, where
the text has such a masterly interpreter, where
the tongue is our own, where the characters are
so distinctly and sharply drawn that the most
obtuse perceptions could not fall to recognize
their distinctiveness, the use of the book seems
slightly absurd. half the glory of Mrs. Kem
ble spersonations is in the expression
of the face, and those people who fastened their
eyes upon the bald text missed the best pa-t of
that they came for—they were like the man with
the muckrake in "Pilgrim's Progress;" they
stubbornly gazed downwards and relused to en
joy the better thiegs which were held out to them
above. It is likely that many of them were not
famlliar with the drama; but we would suggest
that the wiser plan would be to read It carefully
over at home, so that their undivided attention
can be given intelligently to the artist.
It seems almost superfluous to add words of
praise to those already written of Mrs. Kemble's
skill as a reader. But the character of the play
read last evening differs so materially from the
others which have been given; the outlines of
character, the shades of emotion, and the dra
matic situations are 60 various, and so widely
dissimilar from those interpreted at any previous
entertainment, that they arc worthy of seem at
tention. The tragedy 'of King John, although
neither chronologically correct, nor in its inci
dents literally in accordance with fact, is never
theless a faithful sketch of the history of that
time. Shakespeare, with a charity born of his
keen perceptions and his marvellous know
ledge of human nature, makes the King a
batter man, because he makes him mote
nearly a man and less a monster, _than..the
chronicles' have pictured him. • In history he is
represented wholly incapable of any emotion of
. tenderness, pity or remorse; as an abeniute
f 4 ,,,.
villain who never did a deed of human kindne ,
but who built his throne in blood, and nev
ceased to shed blood to sustain it; as vindictiv
cruel, savage, and without any of all men'
humanity. The poet deals with him more kindly,
and as we know he should be dealt with. In the
drama he is a bold and wicked man, but simply
a man, and subject to all the agonies of fear and
remorse, and even dread of doing a vile and
awful deed. We loathe him more in Shakespeare
than we do in history, but we find in the former
that "touch of nature" which excites our pity. ~
Further, the drama contains exact illustrations
of the political condition of what was an age of
force; feudalism, in the independence of the bar
ons in renouncing their allegiance to John when
they learn of Arthur's death; in the King's
dread of their insubordination, and in his anxiety
to propitiate them; the effectiveness of the tem
poral power of the Pope in the excommunica
tion; and the sundering of the newly made alli
ance with France; and the subversion of law and
order in the accustomed readiness with which the
people submit to be governed and plundered by
a usurper.
The play abounds In intensely dramatic pas
sages, and these Mrs. Komble delbetired with a
force and skill_which did ample -justice to the •
majesty of the text. One of the most exquisitely
rendered of these was that most tonchliag episode
wherein Constance laments the loss of her child,
and in the wild anguish of the moment seats her
self upon the earth as if no other thing wore great
enough to afford her a resting-place. The poet
has shown the utter emptiness and insincerity of
the professed affection of the kings; to the presence
•of her overwhelming maternal love, and Mrs.
Kemble contrived to mark the contrast with the
finest skill, and in the most effective manner to
depict her misery and desolation.-_This was the
most intense, vivid, and startling personation of
the whole entertainment, and of itself demon
strated the greatness of the reader's genius.
Another genuine bit of dramatic art was that
great scene where the King gradually approaches
Hubert upon the subject of the murder of Arthur,
and where, in four of the briefest, but most thril
ling sentences in the whole range of dramatic
literature. the contract of blood it sealed:
"King John—Death (
"Hubert—My lord ?
"Xing John—A grave!
Hubert—Ho eball not live."
The audience were breathless as Mrs. Kimble
almost gasped out these words, and there was a
sense of relief as the King buret out with hyste
rical merriment when his winister bad accepted
his foul commission. The death of the King
was also given with matchless skill. It is not in
any living artist to paint the scene In truer or
more painful colors.
But the crowning passage in the play is that
most affecting interview between Arthur and
Hubert, where the beautiful and princely boy
pleads against the destruction of his eyes. Tak
ing advantage of the absolute obscurity iu which
the real Arthur is shrouded, the poet has fash
ioned him after his own fancy, one of the
gentlest and loveliest of children. Bo Mrs. Kem
ble presented him last night, even to tke boyish
treble of his voice. All the sweet pathos and
poetry of his prayer for mercy, and the overflow of
his gratitude when his tender-hearted jailor re
lents from his cruel purpose_, found a faithful in
terpretor in Mrs. Kembie. Bile read this tonching
story with deep feeling and keen sensibility.
which found fullest response in the hearts of her
It is difficult to say which of all these enter
tainments was the beet. Each succeeding one
seems better than the others. Possibly all are
equally good, and we accept that which pleases
us the latest as the best. In the wide range of
characters offered by Shakespeare there is op
portunity for the most diverse talent to Sad ex
pression. By her brilliant interpretation of all
successively, Mrs. liemble fully proves the uni
versality of tier genius.
TFIF: THEATLIES.—At the Walnut this evening
the comic drama ahla and the play of Jesse
'Brawn will he given. At the Arch, the drama of
Ours. with Mrs. Drew as "Mary Netley," will be
given. On Friday night Mr. A. Everly will have
a benefit in the two dramas, The Wire's Sceret
and The Ptrop;re. This is Mr. Everly's first sea
eon, but, by careful and conscientious perform
ance of his duty in the widely different parts atiL
signtd to him, be has established himself as a
general favorite, and we hope his benefit will be
Js successful as his merit deserves. A diversified
bill is offered at the American.
Ei..E'Ir.NTIX STREET OPER.t.—Craig's brilliant
burlesque, Anything inn Like, will be repeated
at this opera house this evening, with all the fine
scenery, local hits and comic situations. This is
one of the best pieces of Its kind ever placed
upon the stage in this city, and is well worth
seeing. Mr. Carncross will sing several favorite
ballads, and there Will be the usual medley of
farce, negro delineations, dancing, instrumental
music, &c.
PHILADV:I;PIIIA OI'EEA 1:101:SE.-3108113. Tani
son ft Co. offer a very attractive bill at their
theatre this evening. Rip Ton Winkle, The Me
chanical Donkey, The A nest/retie Agent, and a
number of other acts will be given by the mem
bers of the company. There will also be the
usual olio entertainment, consisting of vocal and
instrumental music, dancing, Ethiopian comi
calities and burlesque. • "
BAIINEM AND VAN A.lllllFitai r s-- ha
11 - JUR:UM and menagerie will exhibit at Assembly
Building on Wednesday evening next, and for
one week afterwards. The collection is a very
large and interesting one, comprising many rare
animals, and extraordinary curiosities.
Bunsarr.—Mr. Alfred Burnett, the celebrated
humorist, will give one of his amusing entertain
ments at Assembly Buildings to-night, assisted
by 311E3 Helen Nash. - • '
JANAU 4 CIiEK.—MIIe. Fanny danauschek will
appear at the Academy of Music for a season of
cix nights, commencing on the evening of Wertz
nesday, April Ist.
NEE is announced for Friday afternoon, in the
foyer of the Academy. The three Sonatas to be
performed are Opus 78, F sharp major; Opus 27,
No. 2, C sharp minor (commonly known as the
.11 ootlight Sonata).. Opus 10, E major. Want
of space, and the exceeding merit of Opus 27,
r.nropel us to confine our remarks to Itleloue.
Hector Berlioz, in addition to his fame as a
compotrer,well known as a profound thinker and
writer on music. discourses of the Moonlight
Sonata in extravagant terms of praise. He con
sidera the Adagio as a poem which the language
of man scarcely knows how to interpret. Its
means of action are very simple; a progression of
octaves 'and chords for the left hand, whieh have
a solemn and sad character. and whose duration
permits the vibrations of the piano gradually to
cie out on each of them, while the inferior
huger of the right hand give an aepellyia
accompaniment obstinate in its form
and scarcely varying from the first to the last
measure; to which the other lingers add a sort of
lamentation, a melodic efflorescence of this som-
Lie harmony. Berlioz once heard Liszt, in his
.Nounger days, play this adagio, and was sorely
dissatisfied with his manner of parading himself
and disguising Beethoven. In place of respect
ing the. long t, nato of the bassea and the severely
uniform rhythm and movement just referred to,
he introduced trills and tremolos, and hurried
and slackened the o-atim thus dis
turbing the calmness of this melan
choly by impassioned accents. But in
later years again'he met Liszt, in company one
evening, when a discussion arose as to the merit
of a piece of Weber's, which the public under
rated from indifferent execution or some other
cause, when the great pianist sat down to the
instrument to give his answer to the antagonists
of Weber; there was no reply to that argu
ment, and all admitted that a great
work - Of- genius had ' been unjustly de
spised. At this moment the lamp lighting the
apartment flickered and grew dim; some one
arose to renew it. "Never mind," said Berlioz,
"if he will play the adagio of the C sharp minor
of Beethoven, this half-light will not hurt."
"Willingly," said Liszt, "but put out the light
entirely and cover the fire, so that the darkness
may be perfect." "Then in the midst of the dark
ness " continues Berlioz, after a moment of re
flection, "the noble elegy, the same which he had
ao strangely disfigured, arose in its sublime sim
plicity; not a note, not an accent, were added to
the notes and accents of the author. It was the
shade of Beethoven called up by the virtuoso, and
it was his voice that we heard. We trembled in
silence, drew near together and wept."
But. notwithstanding all that Berlioz has writ
ten. there are others who claim that a departure
from the strict observance of the time does not
injure, but on the contrary, improves the effect
of the Adagio, and that to play it by the clock
like tick of the metronome, would be de
structive of its beauties, and then in support of
this comes Beethoven's own title, quasi fantasia,
and in Germany fantasiren means to improvise;
one of the charms of improvisation consists in
loosening the chains and impediments of schools,
rules and lull dres s. This sonata was dedicated to the Countess
Ginlietta Guicciardi, with whom Beethoven was,
- atthe time,'deeply in love; andlis letters - to her,
while he was at the bathe in Hungary to receive
'treatment for his deafness, breathe a spirit of
tenderness and warmth of passion that would 11l
them for a place„in the Now Eteloise.
There is a confusion of dates given for compo
sition of this sonata, as also for the letters Just
cited; which - will probably not be settled until the
publication of the longlooked for fife of Beetho
ven by Mr. A. W. Thayer, of Boston, who has
already published, in Germany, his chronological_
catalogue of the great master's works; but even
there, alter the date, which he adopts, he puts a
sign of interrogation as if uncertain of its cor
rectness. But still there is an agreement soom
ingly between the sonata and the letters.
In Vienna they Say that Beethoven improvised
the adagio while seated in a garden under an ar
bor, probably in company with the object of his
affection. Hence the - fashion amorer the exclu
sives of Viennese society to call it the Arbor
Sonata, and not to knew it by that name is to be
denied the claim of being a connoisseur in music.
The New Ilamponlre Election The
Prep/sr/tilos,* Nor a Proceosion which
din not take place.
WASHINGTON:D. C., March 15, 1868. —Proba
bly' the happiest party with ever assembled in
this wale of leers, wuz in the White House on
the night uv the eleckshun in New Hatnpsheer.
It wuzaay and festive sceen. Hilarity rained.
The President, with a unwonted smile on to his
face, his nose Ehinin with a preternateral bril
liancy, his eyes sparklin with a life that cood only
come from a sole surcharged with joy and a skin
tolerably lull us , whiskey, walked up and down
the room, rubbin his hands with glee that cood
not be repressed.
"Is all prepared ?" asked Randall, nv a humble
lookin cuss that does a share uv his managin (he
wuz originally paid by Mrs. Cobb, but sense her
ontiruely failyoor in bizuis he is allowed the
earnins nv one day in each month uv a whisky
inspector in Noo York), "is everything ar
ranged ?"
"It is, yoor Eggslency." (To these fellers all
the high officers are "Eggslencies.")
"Is - the powder prokured for one hundred
"It Is, yoor Eggslency."
"Is the rockets drawed from the Navy Depart
smentto-beliredfromsthe—differen t — parts
city to show spontaneous enthooelasm?"
"They is yoor Eggeleney."
"Het , the Department clerks bin notified that
it wood be well for em to gladly fall into perces
sion when His Eggslency the President is to be
serenaded, of they desire to keep then places?"
"They hey."
Bcv the transparencies bin painted with the
proper inscriptions? Did yoo_ see one inscribed
'Sinclair's majority 3,000! Noo Hampsheer's pro
test agin impeachment?'"
"They hey; and I did."
"Then," said Randall, "all Is in readiness. The
brass bands I know are in waitin, Stanbery writ
the President's speech this mornin, and he hez it
tolerably weft by heart, and the jollificathensuost
go orf smooth and pleasant."
At this moment the President approached.
"Ha!" sed he, "in one more short hour Wash
futon will be alive with joy, and the country
will breathe free. Noo Harnpsheer hez spoken.
In a hour we shel hey the glad intelligence that
she hez been troo to the constooshen ez I ex
pound it—that she hez rebooked Sumner, and
Stevens, and Wade. and rich, and sed in thunder
teues to the impious wretches, who wood, in
me, pull down tno pillers uv the government,
'stay yer franticidle hands.' The thot over
powers me. Let's take euthin."
PA half hour wuz spent in innocent hilarity. The
President showed the thorougbnis uv his recon
version to Dimocrisv by taken hlzzen strate, with
nothin in it, while - Seward betrayed his Orijin,
and his consekent onreliability, by drinkin some
kind nv a lite wine with no more body in it than
wood be in watered eider.
"Confushun to Wade !" exclaimed the Presi
dent, holdin up his glass and watchin the beads
rise to the surface with a pleased eye.
"Noo Hanmslicer!" sea Seward, "may Con
necticut carry forard the work she. hez so glori
ously begun."
"Our 'anises," sed Randall, "long may we
hold on."
"Kentucky," said I, "allus troo; the all other
States may desert Dimocrasy, Kentucky will be
taiilituliamong the faithlis found. Her distilleries
attest her steadfastness to her party obligashens."
And in such toasts the 30 minutes wore away.
A private sekretary entered.
"A despatch from Noo Hampslieer!"
"Ha!" said Randall, seezin it, "now tremble
Ablishnism; quake Stevens, for your time is
curve! Exalt your horn, Dimocrisy, for the re
tick shun is herd"
The gentle and trustful Selsretary opened it,
read a moment, turned pale and fell a familia on
the floor. Seward glanced at it and gaspin "This
is the end nv life," (wick he intended for his last
words,) fell likewise prostrate. The President
snatched it from Seward's hands and fainted
across the rest uy em, and Welles seeln the Pres
ident faint, did it becoz the President did, with
readin it. Welles takes physic every time
the President does.
I snatched the despatch and read it myself, os
follows :
"To Ms President :—lts all up. I'm a ded duck.
Harriman is elected by about 3,000. The reack
shen got stuck in a notch nv the White Mona
tins. Pray for us. SINCLAIR."
Utterm a stingin cuss at Dean and Burr, and
them fellows who had deceeved us Into a beleef
that Noss Hampshire wuz safe, I sot about bring
in uv em too. The President was the longest a
eomin out nv the faint. Sadly they arlz, one after
another, their dttjeckshun contrastin powerfully
with the hilarity nv a moment afore.
Ringin a bell, Randall Bed to the clerk who an
swered it, ez follows:
"Yoo may inform the bands that it won't be
necessary for em to longer wait. The mon at
tendin the artillery may retire to the bosoms uv
their families, and those waitin to be formed into
spontanebus processions may be dismissed. The .
President hes sledded not to be serenaded to
Jest then a band wnz heard approachin—
"Thunder l" sedeßandall, "dare they play with
out orderb"
But we dridifefed that it iiruznOt tin 3 ollishal
band. A percesaion wuz soon a peßsiu afore the
White House, headed by a transparency, onto
wich wuz a dead duck, with a face wonderfully
like his Eggslency's, and the band behind wuz a
playln ded marches and sich,with muffled drums.
Four times these hartlis cusses passed up and
down afore the White House.
"Is it not hidyus?" std the President.
"Served voo rite," Bed L "Yoe wood take
matters in *or own hands—yoo wood attempt
the work nv a statesman with the rittalificashons
nv a police court lawyer. Wretched man," sod I,
transflxin him with my plercenist gaze, "Why
wood yoo attempt to eat Are, whose mouth is
only capable nv Limburg Cheese? With Grant
at the hood nv the armies, why did yoo attempt
revolooshen? When you attempted to drive
Stanton out, bedn't yoo sense onuif to know
that it made a direct 'shoo atwoen yoo and the
Ablishnista from which they cood not escape;and
that your death or theirn wuz inevitable?. Yoo
made it necessary for em to slay yoo, and, in
.Rel!stab, the celebrated Berlin critic, compares
his work to a bark visiting the wild spots of the
Lake of the 'Four Cantons in Switzerland by
woonlight. Lenz says that the soubriquet of
tifocnkda A7cnicita has no other origin. But as
he Trio opus 70 is called the Ghost Trio, front its
flinity to %Veber's D'af'.? Glen, and the quatnor
opus 74, the /Thip Quartette, from the pizzicato
passages of the first Allegro, let those desiring to
re cobnoscenti beware of giving incorrectly the
ape} tiQrs aSsirri«l to these well known works.
(In Friday next Miss Landsman, a young Cali
fornia prima donna, said to possess a contralto
voice of rare quality, will make her debut here as
an assistant of Mr. iVolfsohn. She will sin‘r Rh.
mon firs from the Prophet, by Meyerbeer, and the
Wonderer, by Schubert.
COMBINATIOU CO'NCERTEt.—This and tomorrow
evenings there will be musical entertainments of
unusual interest at Concert Ball. Mad. OILZZer
niga will appear together with Leopold Do Meyer,
the famoni pianist; Signor Ardavani, and Mr. B.
Sistemann, the ;;violinist. The programme is
very attractive, and the concerts will doubtless
ibifil their hfp,h promise.
ORGAN CONCEBT.—On Thursday evening next
an organ concert will be given at Concert Hall,
wbcre twenty-four parlor organs will be plryed
upon by the prominent organists of this city.
There wilt also be vocal music. -
OLD FOLKS.—"Fathor Baldwin's" Old Folks
will appear at Concert Hall, on the evening of
Monday the 50th inst.•
day, evening, the .Bth inst., the fifth soiree of this
series will be given at Natatorium Hall, Broad
street, below Walnut.
(From the Toled• Blede.l
trcoth. they've 'made a lively cornmen.oomen`
Noo flarr.psheer la a fatal stab, impeachmen
wi,l toner in sixty days, and then a long farowel
to all our glory. Good, nit;e, yoor Eggaleney
view ant dreems. I'll to my chamber."
Atilt I hit the poor man weopin great Leaman'
hitter ones.
I sent Ihe folkring dispatch home to the Cram
Reads, by telegraph. Twuz ruttier expensive on
:he Rovertimtnt, but Seward told me that tots-
Lt radio wuz a 'evil ironic expendltoor,and to yoose
the wires ez much ez I chose.
To Poonnar, Deektn, 13necoar,lePr.rann an.
OA VII T, Jr., Trustees:
Tunas GREETEti Iseerly beloved, I saloot you.
Not joyfully and with liteness nv heart, but on
:he contrary, quite the reverse. We're based.
Veal, Viii, Vier ! with, the way we translate it,
means, "We cum, we saw, and got squeezed." It
is my painful dooty to inform you that Noo
Ilampsheor, uv with we expeetid better things,
bez gone lunatic ogle, and, hez eloctid a hater
uv us ens and ourn, ez its Cheef magis
trate. In this crisis I direct that next
Friday mornin, between the hours of 9 and 11
A. M., be observed ez a day of fastin and hoo
miliation. I wood hey you hold sehrises at the
church but I found that I had brought away in
my valise the only Bible in the Corners, and it is
therefore impossible. Ez no labor is over done
at the Corners, it aint necessary to drect yoo to
abstain therefrom, but you will give over yoor
yoostral occupashens ez follows :
1. No seven-up or poker playin doorin that
2. No boss-rack', copper-pltehen, flghtin, or
other smoosement, will be admissible.
And that the flesh may be• mortified to• an
extent commensurate with the calamity that hes
befallen us, no likker will be' allowed between
those hours, ceptin to invalids and persons, of
extreme age.
There will be weepin and wallin at the corners
when this is receeved.
(With is Postmaster.)
Fito3l SANTA FE.
A United States Sergeant Shot by an
Ex-Conlederate Soldier.
ICorcerpondence of the Mlesonri Democrat
SANTA Fs New Mexico, March 9, 18G$.—Yes
terday evening at about nine o'clock a man
named Lafayette Cotton, formerly' of the Con
federate army, shot, with a pistol, Commissary
Sergeant Edward Zimmer, of the 37th United
States Infantry.
The hall passed through the body from side to
I side. lenetrating, it is thought, the liver and
spleen. The Sergeant is not expected to live, and
his decease will be mourned by a large circle of
friends, which 'had become endeared to him by
reason of his many excellent qualities. I will not
attempt to give auy version regarding which was
in the wrong, as the stories current are conflict
Mr. Cotton was confined in the military guard
house last night, but was to-day turned over to
the civil authorities. His examination will be
postponed to await the result of the wounds in
fff-el-ed upon EqrgearTf7liumer.
A change of venue from Santa Fe to Loa Vegos
has been granted in the case of Col. Wm. L!
Rynerson, charged with the hi ling of Chief
Justice John P. Slough. It is the general im
pression that he will be acquitted. His counsel
are Ex-Chief Justice Kirby Benedict, Hon.
Stephen B. Flkins and Gen. 11. H. Heath. - The
Attorney General of the Territory, Hon. Merritt'
Aahnost, will conduct the prosecution.
Excitement in Illelena,Arkansas—Cap.
luring a Desperado,
[From the Memphis Post of March a:LJ
Yesterday our sister city of Helena, Ark., was
thrown into a state of feverish excitement by a
fearful tragedy. It appears that a colored des
perado, who some time since killed a colored
man on the Pillow place, and on last Sunday, in
a personal brawl, shot another on the Sawyer
place, ventured into the town. Turner, the al
cient and popular Sheriff. had been carrying a
warrant for him for several days, but had not got
eight of him until yesterday. The colored maa
was known as a fatal shot and as a desperate
character. The Sheriff accordingly gathered a
posse, and mounted upon a mule, led them after
the murderer, who was then upon Main street.
He ran around a building to avoid them. They
rushed after hint, and, as he showed no signs of
surrendering, the Sheriff, now close to Man i
opened fire upon him with the evident intention
of intimidating, rather than of killing him, as
the shots did not take effect. The colored man
coolly turned upon his pursuers, and, taking de
liberate arm, shut the Sheriff through the body.
The posse were so frightened by his desperation
and boldness that they put themselves beyond
pistol range and allowed hint to mount the mule
from which the Sheriff had fallen and tide out
of town toward the hills. They watched hla
course, and a mounted force was at once
started after him. They succeeded In
surrounding and getting him at bay among
the hills to the west of the city. Here one of,
the bolder men of the squad, a Mr. Selman,
advanced upon him within pistol range to capture
him and the desperado shot him through the
fleshy part of the arm. The party again retired
beyond range, but kept him surrounded at bkr
until soldiers with their rifles reached the scene.
Be refused to surrender and warned them to keep
their distance. They at length fired upon him
and brought him to the ground shot through the
body. Fatally wounded,he allowed himself to bo
taken and brought to the city.
Ilse Late Freshet in the Susquehanna.
The Williamsport Bulletin, says: "Our city has
Buttered comparatively slight damage if we com
pare it with three years ago. come of the mills
in the upper part of the city were entirely Bur,
rounded by water, but 'we have heard of no
sawed lumber being taken away. The boom is
not materially damaged. The leo uncapped a few
of the piers, and did some slight damage beside.
It will speedily be repaired. The flood followed
so closely on the moving out of the ice that
the boom could not be hung. The consequence
was, that a largo quantity of logs went down
which should have been caught by the boom;
but by far the greater portion that went by were
logs which were owned at Oakington, Maryland,
and were on their way to that locality. Thologs
designed for this city were not put in the stre.ams,
and will be detained until the water gets down to
ten or twelve feet. Those that went by were
loose logs, and those designed for points below.
The heaviest losers are Messrs. Post, Smith rib
Co., and B. H. Taylor. They were dqpiaged to
the extent of several thousand dollars in injury
to mills and machinery and loss of lumber."
The Wreck of the Steamer Norman
[From the Boston Advertiser, of March 23d.1
The wind created a high sea in the harbor, but
the vessels at anchor rode out the gale safely.
The arrangements for raising the steamer Nor
man, ashore on the Lower Middle, had been so
far perfected' that it was expected she would be
successfully raised on Saturday, but the coming
on orthe storm delayed the attoni'pt. In the
height of the storm, Hon. E. El. Toboy became
alarmed for the safety of the men on
the Norman, and attempted to send a tug
to relieve them, but could find no one willing
to go. Lieut. fardner, of the revenue steamer
H. Hamlin, however, volunteered his services,
and succeeded with some difficulty in taking the
men off with a ilue stretched from the Norman
to the Hamlin. The house on the Norman's deck
was stove in, and the , men were drenched with
water and destitute of food. Capt. Crowell and
his men were just preparing to leave the steamer
in a row-boat, and were very glad to be relieved
from their uncomfortable and somewhat perilous
situation. ,
—Nearly a thousand clam-diggers were a
work within a mile of Fail River, Alass, one day
last week. • •
—The peach-growers of Delaware are already
beginning to grumble About a failure of the
peach crop.
F. L. MON. /Wisher
Time Extended until Next Monday
The Impeachment Tr/tat.
[Special Despatch to the Philadelphia Direillair Dalethilti
WASHINGTON, March 24.—At twenty-tiro lain
utes past three the Court returned to tie
Senate Chainber and the Chief Justice announced
that the Senate had adopted an order that on-
next Monday, Marsh 80, the Court would pro
ceed with the trial. The Corot then adjourned
until that time.
The Senate ecinvened, and at once went into
Executive session. The extension of time, five
days, to the President does not give
entire satisfaction to the Republicans,
but it is believed . that it was .
the beat course that could have been adopted, as
it will effectually prevent the counsel for the
President from complaining that no time was
afforded them in ,which to prepare their case.
By the Atlantic. Telegraph.
LONDON, March 24.—An influential meeting.
was held at the Mansion Rouse yesterday after
noon, which was presided over by the Lord
Mayor. A committee was appointed to urge•
forward telegraphic communication to India;
China and Australia, by submarine cables. The
English government will be asked to assist this
important enterprise.
Suicide in cincinnati.
[Special Despatch to the Philatielphli, peening gullet*
bi Franklin TeletraDb.l
CINCINNATI, March 24.—A. M. Bennett, pre—.
prietor cata6lte in
Pike's Opera Building, shot himself this fore--
noon, and cannot survive two hours. He hid es
suit In Court, and endeavored to infinenee,Judge.
Storer in a private letter. . '
Pending judgment, the Judge read the letter le
open emit IWith severe comments. after which.
Bennett went to his 'store, put a pistol to his
temple and fired.
The Democratic Convention met this forenoon
and adjourned until two o'cloek, for the purpose•
of conferring with the leaders of the working
men, for the purpose of making a combination,
Fs ow Cancittnati.
CINCINNATI, March 24.—The Hon. S. F: Cary,
member of Congress, addressed a meeting or
workingmen at Pike's Opera House last night.
The hall was densely crowded. He dwelt , par-.
ticularly on the subject of impeachment and• the
payment of the national debt in greenbacks. ,Ele'
was heartily applauded throughout.
From New York.
NEW Yozeic,' March 24.—The manufactory or
H. B. Lear & Co., No. 20 Commerce street, deal
ers in artists' materials, was burned today. The
loss is $25,000. Four men were injured,. one
fatally, while escaping from tho burning building.
From St. Loafs.
ST.Lours,March 24.—Cora Jamas, alias Samantha.
Proctor, notorious hero and In Chicago for bring
ing snit against all sorts of persons on the moat
frivolous pretext, was arrested hero to-day on a
charge of being a common scold, and In default
of bail was committed. She came here to attend)
her snit against the Democrat for libel, hat and.:
ing It thrown out of court on a motion for
security for cost, she applied to Justice Powers,
J. P. Colcord, Prosecuting Attorney of the Court
of Criminal Correction. and others, to entertain
complaint against Judge Reber, of the Circuit
Court, for misdemeanor in office, and conducted
herself in a gent,erally obstreperous manner.
Mr. Pierce, a New York lawyer, to-day brought
suit in the United States Circuit Court against
S. H. Benorat, for $15,000, for legal services ran
dered while Benoret was conducting the banking
business in Now York.
From Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Marc 24 — Th e distilleries, of Brad
ley &W. H. Hotc hco c k, in Montgomery county;
Tenn., have been seised for alleged freude c on the
revenue. and defrauding the Goverement oe
Marine Intelligence.
Navy YOSir, March 24.—ArrIved--Steamer New
York, from Bremen,by the way of Southampton,
March 9th. . • .
—West Virginia has abolished flogging as a,
punishment for crime.
—The amount of gold watch tax paid by North
Carolina last year was only $l6.
—Ross Winans, the naval architect, is at work
upon a new theological system.
—A weight the Democratic party will find ft
dLalcult to lift—Pendle-ton.
—The United States lost $4,829,000 by Am in
—Even ex-Preeldent Fillniore-is proposed as tt
Democratic candidate for President.
—The proposed statue of Commodore VandeP•
bUt is to cost $250,000.
—...4ew and rich oyster beds have been dims
vered on the French coasts.
—Theman who attempted to bridle his temple
bit it.
Webb, the eminent skip-builder or
New York, returned an income of irearlyllo6llk;
000 last Year.
—A brakeman and stock speculator, dltrer Ia
this respect: ' One Puts on tho brakes, and, Um
other breaks on the "puts."
—Eleven English Episcopal elemyrnen wow
converted to Catholicism between the bet two
Ash Wednesdays.
—lt is mentioned to the credit of the colonel
men in North Carolina that,they are never to be
seen asking alms in the streets: •
—A Berlin railroad •speculator has agreed to
feed twelve hundred of the starving Fat Prat
slaps for three months.
--Miseonri has had a hail storm `whit* toted
only a half hour, but succeeded in that time la
giving the soil a coating of ice two incises thi4t
-The following is a specimen of the eittrie in
which wedding notices were pnbliahedifik
'Last Sunday evening was married at New Lebo•
non, the accomplished Mr. • William Hard. la tflult
amiable and virtuous Miss Esther Wood.' . °
4400 O'Olook.