Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, March 27, 1868, Image 1

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muumuu) EVEN!' EVENING
(Sundays excepted).
4307 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,
E. L.
The BULLETIN' IS served to subscribers in the City at II
cents per week. payable to the carriers. or ES , r annum.
DWlt t e d ltriii ta l atlCT' a S n 'lrEf i l lOW§
DIX--WATSON. — On the 9th instant. at All Sainte
Church., Kensington; London, by th y ou n g e st W. Walter
Edwards. 3d. A.. Charles Tonyle Dix, son of Hie
Excellency the tutted States Minister to France, and
Camilla.,ttilde. widow of Andrew Watson, Esq.. of
Edinburgh, and uttea of the late Mrs. Anna thlUlt.Voll.
ANIMITEIGN.-01 the ihlth lust; J. Anderson,
ACM of AL loxander and the late Ann Anderson.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully •
invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his
tether. 604 South Third street, without fiirther notLce,
.on Sunday afternoon. at 2 o'clock.
CUMMIOIO.--Un beibbath afternoon. Marih 22, Mar
garet: rife of James P. Cumming, of New York, and
-daughter of the fate Clement McCune, of Philadelphia..
EAUP,—On the morning of the 25th instant, 1 homes
Nary, in the VA year of his age.
The relativat sad friends of the family are invited to
attend bin funeral. from his late residence. N. 1010 Race
street. on Saturday afternoon, 28th inst.. at 3 o'clock. •
GABAUDAN.—In New York, March 25th, Lieutenant
Edward C. °abandon, of the U, ii. Marine Corps, aged 25
11A ILTLEY.—On the morning of the 27th hist , Thomas
Goodwin. infant eon of t.harlee A. and Annie C. Hartley,
aged 6 months.
s4AhTlN,—Early this morning. Thome", Martin, in the
• Nith year ot r his age.
Due notice will he given of the funeral. It
PAlTElititra.—On Wedneseay. March 25th. Joseph
Patterson. Lee.. formerly of Pittsburgh, in the 85th year
of his ago.
The relatives and male friends of the family are invited
to attend the funeral services. at his late residence,
Icdt lipruse otroot.this (Friday) )sitcrnoor.ot 4 o'clock. The
remains to be token to Pittsburgh. (Pittsburgh papers
Ware copy.?
itkAtlNGlo:i.—On Wednesday, 2.51.11 instant, Sarah
Flinctal from No. 1521 Chestnut street, on Saturday
e Wu:OOM at 2 o'clock.
SIM 1134. EN.---On the 13th in4t., Ileury Simpson.
Ilia male It lends cud those of the family are relpcet.-
fully invited to attend his loom al,from his late residence,
8.7.04 Green ttreet, on. Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock_
inter went nt St. Paul's, South Tnird street ••
EPllEhts.—On Tuesday evening, 24th instant. Mary
Sophia Ste; here. NS idt,‘V of the late vtilliain stepheur,
',tithe 72d your of her age.
!be ;cleaves and f. bandit of the family are invited to
attrud the funetel. teem the resideoce of her daughter,
:Mr.. E. It. Iluttom NO. 1037 Walnut street. on Saturday
afternoon. at 2 o'clock. Service: , at the Church of time
A.fiCeriZtOlt. I.o.ot.ard street, above Eleventh street. Co
.proceed to Ronaidton's Cemetery.
WOOD.—UIa the evening of the I.6th WAWA, Thomas
Vi'ved. in the tee b year of his age.
Ilia relatives and friends arc invited to attend his
f eneral. on Second day morning. the =At instant, at 10
-o'clock, from his late residence, No. 610 Spruce street. **Al
fl shades a'
eaof hpring" Poplins for the Fashionable Walking
steel Colored Poplins.
Mode Colored Poplins.
Bismarck Exact Shade.
Writ ES.
- aer American Academy of Music
'The Fiat and Only Lecture or , deason,
Thursday Evening, April 2.
Subjeot—The Doty of tho Hour.
Doors open at 1 o'clock. Lecture at 8 o'clock.
The Bale of Tickets will commence on MONDAY
MCIIhILNO. March 30. at 9 o'clock. at COX LL'S Piano
'Warerooms. No. 923 CHESTNUT Street.
whiff tf
Admireion to Parquet, Fervid. Circle and Balcony. SO
cents. No extra charge ter ROWYed Wag.' Iratuilq
P.ceerscd. iv cents. Unreserved. 25 cents.
Tickets for tale at J. E. ttould'a New Plano Store, 923
A:held - tg erect. mh3i w I taXt
SW"' Rev. R. 11. ALLEN, I). D.,
Of "Old Pine Street Chuich,” will D
deliver a
Sohject—Mosrealams and P:aPeriences Wi Sonfiweed.
'rickets can be obtained at Presbyterian Hook Store.
itr,sl Chestnut street; A shinced's, T. 34 Chestnut street, and
at We Deer the night cf the Lecture
sar P.i4T-Ot.rltiti, • PHILADELPHIA. PENNSYL.
Mason Set istA.
Mail, far liarnos. rer ete attar Star of ttta .1.M1012, will
aloe at fah ollico at 7 A. 51., SATURDAY,V.Iarch 28.
interesting character Isill be held in the CENTRAL
PREBBVII.II.LANURCB corner of il.ighth and
Cherry streets, TLIIh EVENING, ut 7,6 o'ciock. Ad
dreecell by a udge Said!, of Boston, and others. It•
' lll6llr Lombard etreet, Dleinneeed9 neenrtment--Medl
mdbestmeiat and medicinal furnished gratultdualy to the
wh lo l ogr, , bought by No . 6 t. Rii;:l;;;griiht.
The Life of Gen. Grant.
In reference to . the biography of Gen. Grant,
written by his father, and published in the N. Y.
.Le4ger, the-Washington correspondent of the Cin
•einoati Ghzette says:
"The intense silliness of some things in the ac
bynts of Gen. Grant's early life, communicated
his father to the 'New York Ledger, has pro
voked general displeasure. Justice to the Gene
ral requires the statement that he made every
' proper effort•to prevent their publication. It is
now understood that he has quite recently made
:such peremptory representations as will be apt
to stop their appearance."
SUPREME COURT—Jnatiees Strong, Bead, Ag
new and Sharewood.—The following judgments
were entered this morning:
Dutch's Appeal. Orphans' Court of Northamp
ton Co. Decree affirmed.
Neumeyer & Seem vs. Andrews. C. P. Le
high County. Judgment affirmed.
Longswamp Township vs. Tresler. • Common
Pleas, Berks county. Judgment reversed.
Deeh's Appeal. C. P. Northampton county.
Decree affirmed.
Lewis vs. Brewster. C. P. Bradford county.
.Judgment affirmed.
.ffiyou vg. The Commonwealth. Writ quashed.
Appeal of the Commissioners of Northampton
• county: -Order of February 11, 1808, reversed
and the,record remitted.
ConYugham's appeal. Decree reversed.
QUART= Sammie—Judge Peirce.—The case
of William Naylor, charged with committing an
outrage upon a feniale, wag concluded this morn
- lug. Verdict not guilty.
"A larceny case was triad in which a German
was charged with stealing accordeort. The
testimony developed the fact that there had been
a raffle for the accordeon, the - understanding be
ing that the winner should buy a barrel , of beer.
The prosecutor won, butt refused to buy the beer,
whereupon the accordeon was detained:, The
Commonwealth abandoned the case when these
facts Were stated.
iCelvespondenee or the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.)
PARIS, Friday, March 13, MX—While your
constitutional conflict is going on in America,
we are treated here to a new batch of rumors
about the further tinkering up or "crowning the
edifice" of what passes for a "Constitution" in
France. You will observe that whenever peace
seems to ho consolidated abroad, as it certainly
dons at this moment, then the excitable French
mind throws itself upon domestic arrangements,
and requires something to be provided, for it
then, to supply the stimulant which It no longer
finds in complications with foreign countries.
In other words, as soon as ever Frenchmen cease
to meddle with other people's affairs, they begin
to concern themselves about their own; and
hence, often create considerable embarrits to the
existing government, whatever it may be.
Moreover, the. latter feels compelled to provide
some sort of pabulum for this craving of the
national appetite. And so just now there seems
to be some reason for supposing that
the imperial brain is hatching one
of those coups 'do ilaitre, which are' in
cessantly called for in order to maintain Its
prestige in the eyes of its retakes subjects. There
has been a growing feeling of late that the Second
Empire has no longer been going ahead; that
whenever it bus attempted to do so, it has only
stumbled and groped about in the dark and made
all sorts of mistakes. and that the country is con
sequently becoming "tired" of it (sunrise, a dan
gerous word in France), and desirous of a change.
To counteract this perilous tendency of the na
tional thought, it is now said that the Emperor is
about to • 'come out with Something Strong;"rionie
thing which as a semi-official journal expresses
it, shall " electrify public opinion" and let
people Pee that the Second Empire and its Head
are still strong on their legs. There has been a
talk even of a new plebiscite and an appeal to
the nation to " re:consecrate the Government and
dynasty which it has given itself." But second
thought seems to have shown that such a
proceeding would intimate weakness and a con
sciousness of having lost ground. It is therefore
said that we are shortly to have an Imperial
manifesto, retracing the policy of the last fif
teen ytars, showing its, consistency and progres
sive character, and pointing to the "liberties"
of the press and right of public meeting,
which have been accorded, as new develope
mente. all in the direction promised, and of a
nature of which it is Impossible to estimate as
yet the future consequences. In short, it is
thought that the Government feels the necessity
of defence, and is about to defend itself accord
ingly. But, qui ,4'excitse s'accup.. The proverb is
French, and nowhere better understood than in
France. Such a course of proceeding betrays
reatleness and want of confidence in its own
position. These Tire tie Mt - titre surprise for a
time, and therefore succeed; but like other spec
tacles, if too often repeated, they fail to produce
their effect. and so far from heirs; applauded, end
by beteg first laughed at and then hissed.
There bare been some very serious distlrb.
ences in the South, consequent upon carrying
out the regulations of the new army bill. The
streets of Toulouse seem to have been the scene of
a regularly organised enteut , , and the Hetet do
Ville and House of the Mayor to have been at
' tacked, and to have suffered severely. Large
masses of troops of the line and cavalry were
necessary to restore order, and these bivouacked
all night in the principal quarter of the town.
The Mortiteur itself is compelled to allow these
incidents, but consoles itself with the reflection
that everywhere else the measure in question has
provoked no opposition, and asserts that in very
many districts the young men have "come for
ward with enthusiasm" to be enrolled. But the
official journal generally shakes our faith iu its
assertions by displaying too much zeal.
Public opinion here has suddenly become far
more confident Its to the aspect of American af
fairs, and the journals have ceased to express
their daily expectation of hearing of a coup dyad
from Washington. This change is very much to
be ascribed, I think, to the partly ridicule, partly
indignation with which the idea of any such
project being seriously contempLated is treated
and spoken of by the resident American popula
tion. Not may arc such notions strongly repudi
ated on his behalf by all of Mr. Johnson's frienis,
but the Fiend.' people.see by the firm and confi
dent attitude with which Americans regard the
crisis thronuli which their government is passing,
that they have perfect faith in the capacity of
their institutions to meet successfully the present ,
or even greater perils.
In Europe, peace is still the order of the day. or
rather makes every day now progress in public
opinion. The Maniteur du Soir reiterates the
language of M. Rouher; and Prince Napoleon's
visit to Berlin assumes more and more the aspect
of a public and avowed reconciliation with
united Germany.
I am very often asked the question by visitors
to Paris, with reference to the great increase of
house-rent, what interest home property pays in
this city. It is not very easy to determine this
Inquiry with accuracy; but I lately received some
information on the subject, which enables me to
arrive at an approximate estimation. It appears
that there are between 500 and 600 "houses" sold
every year by public auction in Paris, and of
which the selling price and revenue can therefore
be accurately ascertained. A "house," it must
be remembered, in Paris represents five,
six, eleven or more "apartments," each
of which answers to the term "house
with ns. The produce of these sales is generally
between eighty and one hundred millions of
francs. Last year an accurate appreciation was
made of the results of the sales of two hundred of
such houses in different parts of the town; when
it was found that, dividing them into three catep•
gpries, twenty•one of these houses so disposed
of would pay 53i per cent.; seventy, 8 per cent.,
and one hundred and nine from 6 to 734 per cent.,
front which it would seem a fair deduction that
the latter ittlyis most ordinarx return of house
property in Paris, and that the general average
is somewhere about 7 per cent. It appears also
that house property is more productive in the
new quarter of Parls—that is, the quarter newly
included Lu tho fortifications—than in the old.
For of sixty houses out of the above 200,eituated
in the new quarter, the average return is found
to be 83.1 per cent. and over. The explanation
of this fact undoubtedly is to be found in the
enormous price paid for building ground in cen
tral positions, and which Is not compensated for
even tiy the great increase of rent; at least, is Mit
compensated.for so as to t:slake the investment ulti
mately as advantageous as in localities whore
land is very much cheaper and rents not coat
paratively lower.
The Iniptaial Commission for the Universal.
Exhibition has issttea a notice to the sabecribers
.so ce,..srs
to the guarantee fund, announcing to them that
the amounts respectively deposited will bo
returned to them with interest at the
rate of , five per cent. from the 20th
July, 1865, when the lists were closed. The Com
mission also:inner:Tees that it has now completed
the sale of• the main building (by piecemeal), and
of all the other materials:. and will, therefore,
soon be In a position to make a definite statement
as to what share of profits will be divisible under
the terms of the law of July Bth, 1866. The out"
Fide skeleton of the great "gasometer" still stands
entire, looking ugly to the last; bit the whole of
the interior hoe been long since completely
gutted. It seems a dream now to look at the
Champ de Mara and think what it was on the let
of April only last year.
I am glad to say that the prospects of the har
vist already pronounce themselves to be very
good in the South. Wheat, olives, grass and veg
etables have all benefited by the late rains, and
the hopes of agriculturists aro reviving.
Frightful Tragedy in Clncintutii-4.
PrellainCUlL Irlerchuut CollllMillai bait.
[From the Cincinnati Commercial, bfarch
Yesterday morning, about 10 o'clock, Mr. A.
M. Bennett,a prominent Fourth street hattenun
der peculiarly sad circumstances committed sui
cide. Known as a man possessed of strong
'mind, and one not readily surrendering to trifles,
considered to be in no financial embarrassment,
eupposed to have had no depressing disasters to
rob him of reason, and esteemed as a gentleman
living happily with his family and with all men,
none of his acquaintances could account for his
rsektess .abandorment of life, and all were
sacked beyond measure by heating the startling
intelligence. •
The history of the troubles which are commonly
accepted as the cause of his rash act, and the
lime of the suicide itself, as we have been'able
to obtain them, we give as follows: Several
months ago, Mr. Bennett disposed of his old
.tore on Fourth street. near Walnut, to Messrs,.
B. F. Coast A: Co., and entered into an informal
covenant with them not to open a similar estab
lishment in the cite, or at least in the immediate
vicinity, to compete with them. Desiring relax
ation from close attention to his interests, he had
nu intention of resuming business, and departed
for Europe. A mouth or two elapsed, and on the
point of retuning to this country after an exten
sive tour through France and Italy,he determined
to again engage in this traffic. Taking advantage
of an opportunity to do so in superior style, he
collected in Paris a large stock of goods essential
os his department of trade, embarked, and in due
,dune was agars In Cincinnati. Unheeding Conn
A: Co.'s threat that they would institute legal
proceedings to compel him to abide by his con
,ract with them, he opened, with many attrac
tions, one of the large Stores in the Opera Howe
block as soon as circumstances - would admit.
Coen sis Co. commenced a suit against him
,n the courts, and there being, also, unpleasant
financial relatione between the two houses, con
siderable scrimonv was aroused in the course of
the litigation. The gaol - . occasioned Mr. Bennett
great annoyance, and, as he was very anxious to
nave it decided, he addressed to Judge Storer, on
she leth of the present month, a letter, in welch
he asked for a final adjuetmetatof theraatter, and.:
hi making allusion to some extraneous circum
stances of the contested claim, probably ventured
beyond the province of a private citizen in com
municating with a Judge of the Superior Court.
The Judge reprimanded Mr. Bennett for addressing
itim in that manner. He said he considered the
:otter highly improper; but as that was the first
time he had ever been approached from that di
tection, and although Bennett rendered himself
liable to be punished, be would neither fine nor
imprison him, but would have the acme en
tercd upon the minutes of the court as an eze
anode and warning to others.
Mr. Bennett was a nervous nine, of a very
sensitive nature, and was cut to the heart. he
left the court room shortly after his rebuke, with
a vastly magnified conception of his offence, and
with a fear that disgrace and contumely would
be brought upon him as soon as the defeat of his
cause in the court and the contents of his letter
to the Judge, Bbould be made public. Gloomily
:r using over all this, his fortitude forsook him as
he walked down the street, and suicide pre •
sented itself to his feverish brain. In his sad
strait the idea gained on his mind and influenced
him to procure a weapon. On the road to the
store he bought a small Derringer pistol. He
'mitred the store lightly, shook his head half
mournfully as he passed one of his clerks. and
went. to the office in the rear. Here he got a
piece of letter paper and wrote upon it in large.
disjointed, straggling characters:
"1147%." G —Take care of my precious
lie and property. Yours in death,
"A. M. BENNETr. -
He then, unnoticed by the clerks, laid down
upon u lounge which stood in one corner, placed
the pistol to his right temple, pressed the triages - ,
and in an instant was writhing insensible with a
!rightful wound in his torenead. The report
brought those who were in the store running to
im in great alarm, but when they relit:lied him he
was uuuble to speak, nor did he ever
,fter open his, lips. The shocking intelli
ecrice, by transmission from mouth to
mouth, created great excitement in
.he business portion of the city, and soon
wrought throngs of anxious, curious persons to
the doors. Two physicians were immediately
resit tor, and on arriving did all in their power to
sileviate his sufferings, but the wound was neces
sarily fatal, and he died very quietly at about one
The Coroner- held an inquest an hour or so
later,,and the jury impanneled returned a verdict
~f death by euicide,eaused by embarrassments in
The following is an account of the proceedings
in court referred to above.
After announcing the opinion the Judge said.
"Is Mr. Bennett in Court ?"
Mr. Bennett—"Yee, sir."
Court•—" Stan d -up." LMr. B. rase up s 1 "Did
you write this letter to me?"
• Mr. Bennett—"l did write a letter to your
Court . --"I shall read the letter. I wish the bar
to know that this is the first time the Court has
ever been approached in this way by a member
of the profession."
"CINCINNATI, March 19, the Honorable Bel
fancy Storer, Jtulgeof the Superior Cour; of einCilinli ii;
Dash firm: I am sorry you find yourself unable to decide
the matter of Couto vs. myself, as it is a matter of most
vital importance to me to know, whether I am to be
forced into signing a contract of which I never heard un
til I had gone to an outlay, in rent, fixtures, &c., which
the enforcement ofplaintiffs . claim would render a total
less to me, and be of no advantage to Chain. As Bluth.
epeare has it. 'lt (loth not enrich them, but makes etc
poor indeed.'
Although they may close me up and force the into
bankruptcy by the meagerand dreams outfit( testimony
,of a German lawyer, whose. knowledge in the premises
was all derived from his clients and not from me—some
one else may purchase iny stock and fixtures, such a
reduction as will enable them to offer a gronedl . competi
tion than I could, and as the plaintiffs made $7,000 last
year out of this unprofitable purchase, I thing. tarry are in
a very comfortable position without further aid.
Hoping you will'pardon roe for addressing you other.
wise than through my counsel.
"1 ant, very respectfully,,"A. M. BENETT."
"Hero you have asked the Court to ignore the
testimony on which they had to decide the case ;
and you take occasion to reflect on an honors-,
ble young man belonging to the ban imputing to
him the crime of perjury. The sending of such
a letter as this to the Court might subject you
to fine and imprisonment; but the Court, in this
instance, supposing It sufficient to prevent 'the
recurrence of such an act on the part,ot others,
order the paper to bottled anti made a record of
the Court, that others may see to what manner
the Court treatsparties who - interfere in the ad
ruleistration.of justice."
Mr. lienuett—"Will Mt Court -allow the one
Court—"No; you are not naiad to troy ex
')lp Erasion. The condoms not admit of it,"
Mr. Bennett—"leangivean explanation,"
Court---" Well, what is It?"
Mr. Sennett—"On arriving at home last Mon
day week I was toil the case was to be immedi
ately decided. I found it was not decided, and
as I had a proposition pending from a party to
take my stiock, I was induced to write to your
Court—" Would than authorize yoz to write
such a letter?"
Mr. Bennett—
was absent.'
"My atUarney, Judge Ghobion,
Court—" Yes, and the case was laid' over to
oblige him. Aid 3on profess to be a member of
the bar—if you bad been practicing at Ms bar,
awl had written such a letter, you would not long
have remained 00. We wilt not bear any more.
There are witispeirs about officers of the Court In
terfering with the administration of justice, but
when the Court can discover on the part of the
officers or others, any act having such a purpose,
it is their duty to deal witk them in such a man
ner as will prevent the repetition of the of
fer ee."
Desperate Stabbing Affray Between
Nesroes-One of them Severely in
jured-The Perpetrator in Custody.
Between eleven and twelve o'clock on Wednes
day night two negroes were drinking in a lager
beer saloon in that portion of Trenton known as
the "swamps," which is inhabited almost exclu
sively by colored people, when a conflict occurred
which is likely to result fatally. The two
individuals alluded to were ,Henry John
son and a man named Anderson. It
appears that while sitting together a
third party, known as" Buck" Hosgland,came in
and endeavored, as alleged, to snatch Anderqon'a
glass, who, on resisting, received a blow from
Hoagland. Johnson espoused the cause of his
friend, and aquarrel immediately arose between
him and Hoagland. The lights were omtinguished
and the antagonists clutched, and Hoagland
received five dangerous wounds in the back
and in the region of the spine. The disabled
man was conveyed to his home and the
alleged perpetrator left the scene of the
conflict. °Meer Combs, with two of bis
associates, hastened in pursuit of the fugitive.
After a diligent search they found him in his
house, and conveyed him to the City Hall,where
he was securely confined till three o'clock yester
day afternoon, when he was removed to the
county jail, pending trial. The unfortunate vic
tim was in ruch a state of physical exhaustion
yesterday that be was unable to give any deposi
tion. Meanwhile the injured man is receiving
medical attendance, but no hope is entertained of
his recovery. The accused is a robust, large
sized man. with a sullen and repulsive expres
sion. He has a wife and family. Hoagland is
married, but it is said he has not lived with his
Arrest of an Alleged Forger In New
Some time ago s man by the name of Thomas
Caseidy, it Is alleged, sold a diamond ring to Mr.
Hooley. the proprietor of Hooley's Mire el
House in Brooklyn, for which Mr. Hooley paid
the seller $1,( 1 00, tendering in payment a check
for that amount. Cassidy, it is alleged, after re
ceiving the check changed the $l,OOO to f 52,000
and had the check certified at the bank on
which it bad been drawn and then went to
mother bank to procure the money. Thepay
ing teller sent the check to the first bank to
ascertain whether or not the certification was
correct. It was, of •course, pronounced correct
but the teller then objected to paying the money
on the ground that he did not know whether or
not the man who was presenting the check was
the Cassidy referred to on its face. Cassidy,
however, soon satisfied him on this point and
succeeded in obtaining the money. Mr. Hooley
some time afterwards, on ascertaining that the
figures on his cheek had been changed, placed
the case in the hands of a detective in Brook
lyn,who was unable to find Cassidy in his search
ing travels, although he assiduously endeavored
to get hold of his man. Yesterday- afternoon a
F;entleman who was cognizant of the forgery met
in Broadway a man whom ho contends is the
Thomas Cassidy who forged the check, and at
once called upon Officer Ludgate, of the Fif
teenth precinct, to ar'eat him. After being ar
resteci,Cassidy was taken to Police Headquarters,
where the gentleman who procured lob arrest
made a charge against him, and Inspector
Leonard had him locked up. The plaintiff al
leges that the prisoner some time ago obtained
i• 1,000 worth of United States bonds front - two
maiden ladies at whose house •he was boarding,
which he sold in his own name to a broker. The
I prisoner did not deny his name when requested to
give it by Inspector Leonard, but refused to
make any statement concerning the charge pre-
I ferred against him. contending that when he
i would be brought before a magistrate "the matter
would be disposed of."—.V. 1. !Jerald, to-day.
Abduction of Freedmen—They Sail
from Hey West for the lelorida Coarh
I.'o are Carried to Pla.tanzati, to be
Sold into Slavery.
throe the New Orleans Republican, March 21.1
About twenty freedmen, who engaged at Key
West to go down the Florida coast to cut timber
',la re, .5 fuErweek on the brig Pat Cleburne
and the small schooner Lust Cause, but. their pre
tended employers, instead of proceeding to the
Florida CC/UM, ran the vessels into Matanzas,
where it is presumed the intention of the kidnap
pers was to sell them into slavery.
The namcs'of the parties engaged in the ne
farious transaction are B. Preston, ot South Caro
lina, C. Filet, of Charleston, S. C., J. A. or J. H.
Smith, of Natcht z,' or Vicksburg, Miss., John
Colman, of Mississippi, and William Allen, of
Itichmond, Va.
After the arrival of the vessel at MatanzaS, the
United States Consul directed his efforts to cap
ture the kidnappers and protect their victims.
Smith and Colman . escaped. Preston, Ellet and
Allen were captured, and sent to Key West in
irons. It was expected that Smith and Colman
would also be captured, as it would be almost
impossible for them to gel off the island. The
freedmen were sent back to Key West. We learn
these particulars from Mr. J. C. Wilcox,' who
has just arrived from Key West.
There have been strong suspicions for a long
time that parties .wore engaged in kidnapping
freedinen on the Florida coast and running theta
over to Cuba. It is hoped that the captured per
sons will be punished to the fullest extent of the
The,names of the vessels which they employed
to pursue their wicked occupation of slave
trading, and converting free American citiaone
into bondsmen, were most approprlate—"Pat
Cleburne," ono of the Confederate chieftains,, and
the "Lost Cause." What will not bad men do to
avenge themselves on the race they despise be
cause it is are now free?
—Henry Clay Dean, in a letter to the Eastern
Argue, says "long experience has demonstrated
the fact that no dog law can be made sufficiently
stringent to prevent puppies from. barking at
gentlemen." He knows.
—A loving wife in Chile threw her husband
over a precipice. When he seised a shrub to save
himself she cut the tendons of his fore-arm and
down he went to his death. She is in Jail for fif
teen years and the monotony of her imprison
me n tds varied:by 100 lashes admin istere I monthly.
—The Wirona Democrat, speaking of the bia
graphy of General Grant, by his father, now ha
ing published in the New York Ledger, says:
"Since the days of Abraham and Isaac, there has
not been a worse attempt by a father upon the
life of his offspring."
—A minister traveling in Louisiana discovered
a coiored church remarkably supplied with offi
cers— It had five ministers, four leaders, five
shepherds, five shepherdesses, four church
mothers. one mother of the Watch and a leading
songster. , ,
Riot Among Coal Miners in Belgium
The Veto Vetoed.
The Pacific Railroad Bill.
By the Atlantic Cable.
LONDON, March 27.—Despatches have been re
ceived here stating tbat a strike occurred among
the operatives of the coal mines at Charleroi, in
Belgium. The discontented workmen assembled
in a body and soon became riotous, and the au
thorities found it necessary to call out the troops
to repress the disorder. After the rioters had
been warned to desist and disperse, they were
at last fired upon by the soldiers and- many of
them killed and wounded. The latest telegrams
announce that the riot had been suppressed and
that the town was tranquil.
Fr:mu:ace, Merck 29.—The Government is
taking active measures to retiress the system of
brigandage now prevailing in various parts of
the kingdom. A large body of troops is to be
immediately put in readiness, under General
Palle Voelnito, to operate against the outlaws
In the province of Naples.
LoNuoN, March r.—There is no doubt that the
officers who made the arrest at Salford the other
day were imposed upon. It now appears that
the person arrested is not the'Fenian Captain
Deasy, as at first supposed, although the prisoner
closely resembled Deasy. The authorities aro
now fully satisfied that Deasy successfully es
caped to the United States.
MANCTIEIITER,. Marsh 27.—The Fenlans Thomp
son and Mnfiady, who were tried for the murder
of Pollee Sergeant Brett, and convicted, and after
wards reprieved, have been sentenced to impri
sonment at hard Tabor for life.
The Veto Vetoed.
(Special Despatch to the Phila. Evenlag Bulletin-1
WAsh INGI ON, March 27.—At three o'clock, in
the Elouze, Mr. Wilson called the previous ques
tion on the passage of the Habeas Corpus bill
bill over the President's veto. The Democrats
succeeded in getting the yeas and nays on order
ing the main question. It was ordered by a
strictly party vote, and the bill was then passed
over the veto by a vote of 112 yeas to 84 nays.
The bill it now a law, notwithstanding the Presi
dent's veto.
, The Pacific Railroad.
(special Deepatch to the Phila. Evening Ihatlettaj
VIABLIMGITOX, March 27.—Two persistent but
ineffecual attempts were made to get up Hr.
Ward's bill allowing the Central branch of the
Union Pacific Railroad to extend its line so as to
connect with the main steed at the 100th meridian,
or with the Omaha branch at any pOint east of
said meridian, with the same subsidy allowed the
Union Pacific Railroad, for a distance not to ex
ceed one hundred and fifty miles.
The Naval Appropriation bill obtained the pro
ference, and the Senate proceeded to the consi
deration of the amendment thereto reported by
the Committee.
'rho Naval Appropriation Bill.
tar.2 . ct al Despatch to tho YhlladelphM Ftsootha 9unetin.l
WASHINGTON, March. 27.—The Senate hat
adopted an amendment to the Naval Appropria
tion Bill, offered by Mr. Wilson, that employes
in navy yards, with the excaption of civil engi
neer and naval storekeeper, shall be appointed
from civil life. The discussion of the bill still
The Powder Myer Cou
F ntry—Abandon
lug Military ort,.
tFrmu the Cheyenne Argue.]
The rumored ill tenttoa of the NVar Department
to abandon Forts Phil. Kearney and Reno has
been received with feelings of disgust and anger
by the people of this portion of Dakota. The
ostensible reason assigned for this course is that
the road to Montana, through what is known as
the Powder River country, is no longer traveled
by emigrants, and that, therefore, there is no ne
vessay lor keeping garrisons at these points.
This, we say, is the ostensible reason. The real
cause for this backward movement lies deeper,
and affects the most vital interests of the inhabi
tantsnot only of Cheyenne, but of the whole
count\y between this city and the mountains.
Indeed, it affects indirectly all the inhabitants of
the Northwestern frontier, and the reaction will
also make itself felt in the East.
We take it, then, that the real reason for this
movement is simply that the Sioux Indians have
"bluffed" Uncle Samuel. They refuse to part
with their hunting grounds and to go on neer
vations,and after an ineffectual attempt to subdue
them, the government of the United States is
willing to confess itself vanquished, and retire
from the disputed territory. Anything more
humiliating than this virtual defeat at the hands
of a crowd of painted savages is difficult to
imagine. After a large expenditure of blood and
treasure, for who can forget the massacre at Fort
Phil. Kearney last year, the forces of the govern
ment creep quietly back again to their base.
Talk about the impeachment of Andrew John
son, if there is any ono in the Republic
who deserves impeachment it is those
traitors to the people who have advised the Gov
ernment to take this disastrous step. Against
these vipers who have wounded the honor of this
nation the righteous indignation of thousands of
hard working settlers who will suffer by the crime
will ho directed.' That we shall suffer from it
there is little room to doubt, for who can believe
that the abandonment of the Powder River coun
try will stop the murdering and thieving propen
sities of the Sioux. Already they have com
menced their spring career around Laramie, where
they are waiting mail the Indian agents can deal
them out provisions and presents at the public
expense, and when the grass has grown a little
we shall have tierce bands hovering around the
free tier e nn d now and then sweeping In and scalp
ing the defenceless. •
One thing Is to be learned by this dismantling
of forts and withdrawal of troops._ It teaches us
not to expect any protection from the Indians
but what we can ourselves provide. Luckily
there are likely to be thousands of men need to
Indian warfare in this Territory, and who aro
bent on prospecting ,auti hunting in thie very
country that the Government would keep as a
game preserve for the red men. To stop this
pioneer column will be as impossible as to stay
the march of civilization, and troops or no
troops. forts or no forts, the war will be carried
Into Africa. To meet the Sioux, some organiza
tion will be necessary, and we are quite pre
pared to advocate the raising of *cater money by
1.:00 O'Clook.
subscription to asSist the cause. A. goo pre..
mium on fresh scalps, with what plunder can bar
obtained in horses, inks and buffalo robes, will
soon place enough of the right sort of men in
the field and send the Indians to other hunting"
Coldness asetatveen swans and litaiseoctirt
(Wsehiagton Correspondence of the N. V, IforalcLl
Some little signifteance isgiven here to the fact
that during his stay in this city. General Han•
cock did not call on General. Grant, as it
said to be customary among prominent odium
visiting the seat of Government. Upon in
t:miry it is ascertained that General Hancock did
not visit General Grant for the prapottenfhavi.ng
a conversation with him, but that on the
first day of .lriw arrival' here he did. calf at-
General Grant'e headquarters and recorded
his name as prevent. in Washington; in , com
pliance with an order of long standing, At that
time it is said that one of General Grant's AMt
officers asked Hancock if he wished to see Gen.
Grant, to which Hescock auewered "No; I.have
no business to lay before the General -now, f
sm stopping at the Metropolitan, if the Genera&
should wish to see me." On the next day Gen.
Grant and Hancock met in. the street,
exchanged greetings and shook hands, bur.
bad no conversation_ , The eignifi—
C3nee attached to the failure of Hancock to pay
the customary visit to the General-In-Chief is.
pointed at to Trove that an unfriendly feeling
exists between them. This understanding tinier
-omission, however, is not warranted by the facts,
and there is good reason for saying it Is entitely .
erroneous. There may net be that degree of
friendliness between Grant and Hancock that
in:theists between the former and other generals'
of the army, but there has been no serious falling:
out between them.
Judo Bittektonetlroment aAuebunsel.
cFrom the N. Y. Commercial Adverthier.l
We learn that Judge Black represents two
quite formidable, but very ashy clatme; that one
was pressed' upon the Postmaster: , General,.and
the other upon the Secretary of State;
that both, atter full and fair consideration,
were rejected: that Judge Black appealet
to the President, who wrote letters to. both.
Departments, intimating his wish, in , proper
terme,that Judge Black's c'•ee might have farther,
and If practicable, favorable consideration; that
the Postmaster-General and Secretary of State
went personally and fra , tkly to the President
with all the papers in each case; and that the
President, after a careful examination, came to
the conclusion that Judge Black's clients would
not be wronged either by the Post Office or State
La Belle• Itoleas.
Offenbach's opera La Belle Helene was pro
duced at the French Theatre, in New York, last
evening, In the course of a criticism upon.it,
and the performance, the N. Y. Tribune says:
"The performance:belongs to a class which we
cannot but regret to see coming into vogue. Se
duction and illicit passion are not made respect
able by the countenance of the Homeric Greeks,
and an adulterer is just as wicked in tunic
and buskins as in a dress-coat and
calf-skin boots. The portion of the le
gend of Helen which has been selected
for the plot of this opera is intrinsically unfit for,
the stage. The language tloes not improve It.
Tho gross points are madeAnore gross; the text
is loaded with Indecent innuendoes, the 'action in
several places is simply vile; and the costumes of
certain characters are more lascivious than any
thing we have yet seimk iris respectable 'theatre.
Twoor three years ago "La Belle Ifelene"
would not have been tolerated in New
York. it become popular now we
shall grieve for the degeneracy of our people.
Let it be remembered that this play is not a sa
tire. It contains no bitterness, and save an oc
casional fling at little fashions of the day, it cyn
veys no reproof. Vice here is triumphant, and
virtue is represented only by a red-haired Idiot.
Moral filth is exposed, not that 16 may be a target
for the snarls of sarcasm and ridicule, but merely
because it is filthy.
ORGAN CoxcEne.—The "Organ Concert"
which took place last night, at Concert Hail.
was attended by quite a large audience. The
stage presented somewhat of the appearance of
the !Senate Chamber at Washington, the organa
representing the desks of the Senators, with a.
back ground of four instruments with gilt
fronts. The design of the concert was to ad
vertise a particular make of these in
struments, and a number of well known
musicians officiated on the occasion. The effects
produced by playing a fugue by Bach on a small
cottage organ, or the Pilgrim chorus from Tann
heaver on heentylloir of these inatrumenta, or
the Irrilaranaltas of Rossini on sixteen of them,
may possibly be imagined, but cannot he de
scribed. The spirits of Bach and Beethoven
might almost he fancied to have felt some flint
twinge of agony over the performance.
The organic part of the concert was varied by
vocal music by Mrs. Behrens and Mrs. Schimpf,
and Messrs. Bradshaw and Louis. Mr. Betaken
oddcd the effect of the piano, while other artiste
assisted with horn, violin and violoncello. We
were glad to miss most of the beat organists of
the city from the list of performers. There was
no fault to be found with the quality of the in
struments used, and a public exhibition of them
is a perfectly legitimate method of advertising.
What we find fault with is that there is not
a higher tone pervading the noble profession of
music than can tolerate a descent from what
alone deserves to be called "organ playing," to
the comparative insignificance of, little instru
ments which are "well enough in their own
sphere," but which are no more adapted to in
terpret a fugue of Bach's, an andante of Beetho
ven's, or a chorus of Bossini's or Wagner's, than
a penny-whistle is to Imitate the thundera of
Yousaa Mansnanicuon.—The vocal and instru
mental concert, complimentary to Wilhelm
Hartman, Musical Director of the society, drew
a large and appreciative audience to !attains!
Fund Halllast evening. The Y. M., which ranks
among the best musical societies in the country,
was out in full strength, and the choruses
"Fruehlingslied." "Der Gang um Mitternacht"
and "Reiterlied." and the songs "Erfrorne Liebe"
and "Nur die allein" were given with great spirit,
and were enthusiastically applauded. Carl Wolf
sohn, the well-known pianist, performed "Au
lord du lac" and "Bedew/a de Coucerr—his own
composition. He was encorqd. The (gaging of
Messrs. Hartman and Graf, and the instrumental
performance of Messrs. Stoll, Orel= Hosfekt
and Engelke were excellent, and with the excep
tion of the disappointment at the absence of Mr.
Habelmann, who was detained in New York, the
concert passed off very successfully.
GERMANIA °REIM...WU:A: The regular public:
rehearsal of the Germania Orchestra will be given
at the Musical Fund Hall to-morrow (Saturday)
'afternoon, at 3% P. M., when the following pro
gramme will be offered:
1. Overture, "Sulmona" Lludiaintmer.
2., Shadow Dance, from '‘Dinorair..bleyerbeer.
3. Waltz, "Witches Dance" Lamer.
4. Andante con mote, from C major dchnbert.
Symphony F. Schubert.
6. Overture. "The four Ages of Man", . Lachner.
S. Terzet and Chor, from "Freischilta".,, , Wanes,
7. "The Surprise" (find time)—
dedicated to the Germania Or
FOLKb.—"Fatber Baldwin's' Old Folks
will appear at Concert Hall, on the evening of
Monday the 30th inst. ,
day evening, the 28th inat., the fifthllol.ree of this
series will be given at Natatorium Rail, Bmad
street, below Walnut. '
--In the Dead Letter Office at Washington we
now arranged In allow cases, for public exhibi
tion, upwards of ta thousand articles of value ouni
interest, which have from time to time been re
cdvad and } , et rout*ln uncloArdvd.