Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, November 20, 1868, Image 1

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FtilthEesTOCK—FAUrs T OOK.-In Lancaster., Nov.
19th, by Ray. J. Isadore Mombeut, LLD., Dr. IL A. Fatale
'talc. of Anowilie, and Emma Ellmaker. daughter of
George Fahnestock• Eq., of Lancaster.
ORAFF—AUDENRILD.— tin Trartday, 19th irwt. at
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Withrow, Mr. Alfred Waft to MIAs Jeanie 51. Av
dented ••
GILULAN—UOPEINSDN.—On the 19th lust., at St.
Mark's Church. by the Rev. W. 11. N. Stewart. LL. D..
Junta V. Gallia's. to Sarah W. Hopkinton. daughter of
the late Richard Wiatar, Fag
WILSON—MURRAY.--On the sth instant, at the reel
amok of the brLde'e mother. by Rev. Frank B. Woo. Mr.
William Wilton to Mina Mary Emma Murray. all of this
city. • ,
IRELAND.—On the wonting of Wednesday. November
IP.th. ardour of the tate William Ireland.
3 be Male friends of the family are Invited to attend the
funeral. on Saturday. the Mat hut. at U o'clock A.
f rem her late realdtnee, 817 North Thirtotentlit street. •
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Subjeet—"The Circulation of the Blood." Wnatratod by
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Nov. Sti. Theo. D. Band, Esq. Subject---" Lead; Its Me
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Dec. 4. Bev. Daniel March. subject—"Artronomy."
Lee 11. Dr. P. D. Keyser. Subject—“ The Anatomy and
Physiology of the Eye."
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Later and Fuller Facts About the Voy
age and Wreck— Statement of Me
picot Mate of Inclsttac Webb—The
Cargo bayed In a Damaged Condi
Further and more accurate information con
cerning the packet ship Isaac Webb' has been ob
tained. It appears that the first account of the
severities of the voyage was considerably exag
gerated, so far as regards the reported suffering
of the immigrant passengers, and the death of
several of them, of hunger. These on board,
however, experienced considerable privation and
peril from the stress of weather and the insubor
dination of the crew—sufficient hardship enough
to make a similar voyage undesirable to any of
them,DanL H.Cozzens.the Ist mate of the vessel,a
thorough seaman makes the following report of
the difficulties which occurred on the voyage: He
assumed command after the death of the Captain;
Iwo mutiniessoon broke out,which he had to sub
due; one was brought on by the crew indiscrimi
nately sharing out water and provisions during
his sleeping hours, which left the vessel with a
scant supply of provender and drink on the last
week of the trip.,The packet ship left Liverpool
on the 22d of Sepember; she bad 70 days pro
visions on board in conformity with the
English passenger act,' these were intended
for 400 passengers; only 377 passengers sailed,
however, many of whom were children. On the
12th of this month he commenced. to serve out
the rations, and found a large deficit. There
were only remaining calf a barrel of Sour, two
barrels of oatmeal, and three bags of rice,
together with a email quantity of other food.
The usual weekly supply furnished the passen
gers was 2 barrels of flour, 2 barrels of oatmeal,
1 barrel of sugar, 2 barrels of peas, and 2 bags or
rice. The ship was leaking at the time. and
many of the passengers bad been incessantly
working at the pumps, conjointly with the
crew, for several days. Of course it be
came necessary, in this condition of things, to
put those on board on a sho. i allowance,
which was done. This commenced on Saturday
last, when each person received two biscnite.but
ended on the same day. On the next day, Sun
day, a vessel was hailed and boatiled, which
proved to be the bark Brazil, of Yarmouth, Nova
13cotia,from London to Philadelphia,3o days out,
from which a sufficient stock of provisions for
the remainder of the voyage was secured. The
first mate emphatically contradicts the statement
that any of the passengers died for want
of food. Vivo infants (two born on board)
died. The mate also mentions that a
portion of the crew were colored men, and
says that they would not obey orders. On the
night of the 23d of October, while it was blow
ing hard, he ordered some of them to farl the
simile, but they-would not go Out on the yards.
It is claimed that during the passage the second
- mate, John - Nolan, - supporteld by some - of the
white crew, endeavored to usurp the superior au
thority of he first mate, and compel aim to run
the vessel into Newfoundland, beside acting in a
demonstrative manner on other oc
casions. It is also , said that the black
crew only rebelled because they were
badly treated by their white companions. The
packet ship was yesterday morning hauled from
the beach at Sandy Hook, and was towed to her
dock at the foot of Beekman street. It is esti
mated that it will cost the owners $25,000 to
place the vessel in good condition. The cargo of
the Isaac Webb consisted of 2,400 bags of salt;
nearly all lost; also, several hundred bales of
wool, 100 casks of soda, about 100 casks of she'e.p
skins, several hundred bare of iron and casks of
bleaching powder. The loss on cargo is heavy.
—N. Y. Tribune.
—A rather disagreeable clerzyman was a candi
date for the chair of Hebrew in'one of our. New
England institutions of learning. A gentleman
who was asked if he thought the candidate was
suitable person for the professorship, replied,
"Certainly, he is one best he•braists in the emu
—Cows can be purchased at $lO the dozen in
[Correspondence of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. f
Ilflalt to the Sewer" of Pasts.
l'snrs, Nov. 6.—Yesterday, the fifth of Novem-i
ber. was the day appointed by the Chief of the
sewerage department for our party, to,n,qter the
subterranean vaults of Parfs,so interestlitg to the
readers of Lea Misirables. The ticket of riotiftea
tion informed ns we must be at the Place de 'la
Madeleine, on the alde'of the Houlevard Male
sherbet; at ono and a quarter o'clock precisely-
Arriving, we found about twenty-four persons
assembled around a temporary railing of iron
thatsnclostd the opening to the sewers, two Iron.
doors that lay flat on tho pavement just like our
covers over the gas and Water pipes in the streets
of Philadelphia.
The doors opened; a 'narrow spiral stairway
was disefbaed, and a ray 'of light from a lamp far
down the disinal entrance rather increased the
gloom than any attractions the place might
have. However,when the Chief, dressed in Gin
ernment uniform, with the title of his office fn
gilt letters placed conspicuously on his hat, gave
the signal, we started, single file, and in a moment
were nearly blinded by a glare of light from rows
of kerosene lamps in the hands ofmen who were
to conduct us through the sewers. At the foot
of about twenty-five steps, two large boats were
waiting for us, and when my sight became man
ageable, that was at first dazzled by the swinging
lights reflected upon the water, the boat rocking
as each one stepped en the side, I tried to realize
that I was not entering a death-barge on We
Styx, or a hearse gondola on the Via Mora, or
funeral canal of Venice, by night. Who would
imagine a sewer, through which .the dish-water
of Paris was carried, could be converted
into a canal twelve feet broad, a foot-path on
either side of solid stone, where two persons
could pars each other; a vaulted roof, along
which water and gas-pipes, two feet in diameter,
were conducted, and telegraph wires by dozens
were held.
From the centre of the arch large lamps were
suspended every ten or twelve feet. Oar party
having seated themseves in two boats, there were
twenty men in blue blouses and wooden sabots
ready to seize the ropes when the command,
" A ranee:," was given. Presently a faint sound
of a horn was heard, that grew louder as It was
caught up and echoed from every angle of the
sewers. Our Chief gave a shrill.whistle, and ethe
men started on a trot. On the sides of the walls
small white porcelain plates were inserted,
bearing in black letters the dates
and heights of risings of the waters
at different periods, some, of them considerably
above our heads, and sgestive of the horrors
escaped by Jean Vaijean, at the Place de la
Bastile, at the time of- the French revolution.
The names of the Streets under which we passed
and the corners of the cross streets were marked,
so we could tell exactly our direction. Running
down the main sewer of the Rue Royale to the
Place de la Concorde, we found—what do yqn
suppose.'—a train of cars waltitigfor us i Six of
the prettiest little cars I ever saw. They con
sisted of six platforms, about eight feet
square, with brass railings, seats cush
ioned with red leather, no top to the
care; and on each corner of the cars a
brass lamp, with grained glass globes, formed
a bright and beautiful finish to this fairy-like
conveyance. The sewer was narrower here and
the wheels of the cars ran on brass rails laid on
the edges of the foot-paths. Each car had an
iron handle back and front, with a brass cross
piece like those on our hose carriages at home.
When the cars started, four men pulling and
pushing each down the grade of the Rivoli sewer,
the long vista of the illuminated vault, the regu
lar clack of the sabots on the stone walk, water
splashing into the side entrances either on stone
steps to break the force,or inverted arches to pre_
vent splaping of the main canal, the speed of
our human locomotives, the expression of de
light and wonder on the faces
of our party, . strongly thrown out by
the four foot-lights on each car—all was so
strange, and half pleasing, half frightful,
that, like the rest, I waited to see what the end
world be. After trotting a mile and a half we
were suddenly landed at a large iron gate, and so
intense was the light there that I went back to
my first theory, and concluded we were at the
gate of Dante's Inferno. But it was no
such place; we had arrived at the
Pince du Chatelet, and the light
was the powerful sun of noonday,on the white
embankment of the Seine, and opposite the
two tall towers of the Palais de Justice, invit
ing us to come and see that we wore in a world of
reality, that there the beautiful Marie Antoinette
suffered the torttuts of imprisonment, and from
there was released by death alone. As we had
horrors enough for one day, we promised onr
selves the renewal, at another time, of this visit.
What we see there" I will relate anon.
E. D. W.
VIENNA, Oct. 30, 1868.—Theevent of the day is
the exposi of foreign relations by Baron Beast in
t he Committee of the Reichsrath - on the Army
Bill. As you will remember, this bill fornis an
integral part of the compromise with Hungary,
while at the same time it was to be the basis of
an army reform. Hungary accepted it because
by the establishment of a militia on a national
footing it satisfied, up to a certain point, the
long-cherished wish of the country to have a
national armed force, and it was agreeable to the
sovereign and military authorities because it in
troduced general liability to service and increased
the effective force in time of war from 640.000 to
800,000 men. The provisions of the bill which
made it most acceptable to the sovereign and
military advisers on the one hand,sind to Hungary
on the other, were those which made it most dis
tasteful in the western half of the Empire.
In the well-to-do German provinces the ex
emption from military service by payment was
very poptilar, - and its abolition was felt as a great
hardship. Then, both in and out of the Reichs,
rani, there has long been a decided tendency to
reduce the effective force •of the army,
and thereby relieve the Treasury of a bfaen
which has had the largest part in its financial
embarrassments. It was, therefore, to be ex
pected that there would be a strong opposition
to a demand for increasing the effective force,
instead of reducing it. Finally, in Hungary the
organization of a national militia was a set-off
against this sacrifice; in the German provinces
the militia was only looked upon as an addition
al burden. Moreover, the very name "Honved,"
which revived the memory of 1848-'49, sounded
it, and the establishment of a national militia in
Hungary was considered as - a last blow to the
unity of the Empire.
As most of the Cisleithan Ministers were tinted
by these notions i lf they did not entirely share
them, they could scarcely be expected to display
extraordinary energy in urging on the committee
of the Reicherath to adoptideas-which were not
much to their own taste; but even had they been
zealous converts to these ideas, they could not
use the most weighty arguments which might be
brought forward in support of them—the neces
sity arising from the state of Europe; so the
hetper•in•need, the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
volunteered to come to the rescue.
In his quality as Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Baron Benet comes in contact with the delega
tions only, which are the representatives of both
Legislatures, and not with the Legislatures them
selves ; but he is a member by election of the
Reichsrath, and may in that quality be chosen to
form part of any committee; and of the Commit
tee on the Army Bill he determined to be a mem
ber. There was equal disposition in the House to
gratify this desire. It was felt torte au anomaly
to admit one of the most important members of
the Government to take an active part in the de
liberations on a prdposal of the Government,
and thus lo exercise, perhaps indirectly, a pres
sure on the decision. In order to overcome this
unwillingnees, the members of the Cisleithan Go
vernment bad to canvass the House, and their
canvass was so successful that Baron Beast was
elected at the head of the poll.
The committee had got to the paragraph firing _
the effective force of the s army at 800,000 for the
next ten years, on which an animated discussion
arose, the proposition of the leader of the Ex
treme Left toxeduce it to 500,000 finding strong
support and having. great chances 'of being
adopted, Cisleithen -Ministers, the Representative
of Minister of War,-and-several safe Ministerial-
Isis trying in vain o make head against the cur
rent. This was the moment for the Minister of
Foreign Affairs to come to the rescue, and after
having asked the members of the committee to
keep to themselves what they were going to hear,
Baron Beast made an (=pose of the situation of
Europe, from which he drew the conclusion that
an effective force a 800,000 was by no means too
much under the circumstances. The effect , of
his expose was that the force demanded was
agreed to.
The minor Press of Vienna is noted for finding
out such secrete, or, at any rate, for divulging
them, and the very next morning the Wrener
Tageblatt gave an acount of the speech of the
' State Chancellor , w ch found its way with little
di ,
variation into other en 3, and has given rise to
much comment. The tate Chancellor began by
assuring his bearers tha the policy of Austria
I t c
aimed at the preservati n of peace, but that it
did not depend upon her alone to maintain it.
Austria entertained the most cordial relations
with England and France, but had kept her
freedom of action entire. Austria was likewise
ongood terms with Italy, but Italy was not
always free to act as she liked. With regard to
Prussia,Baron Beast stuck to the policy before
annouced, warmly to •• t all idea
of revenge or retalia. - .L ,• ,nt he could
not say that Prussia •.,. m ays met these
good dispositions half way. With Russia, AlM
tria is likewise anxious to entertain amicable
relations, but in the eyes of some it is almost a
crime on the part of Austria to exist at all. In
the expectation of a conflict between Prussia and
France, Austria must be prepared to make others
respect her neutrality, and to check others who
may be inclined to interfere.. It was above all
with regard to such eventuality that the effective
force of 800,000 men was desirable. With regard to
the Hungarian militia, Baron Beast remarked
that it was just this force which might be called
upon first to come into action, as it was a well
known fact that the Danubian Principalities were
being transferred into a great arsenal.
Now, If you go point by point through this
speech, you will find nothing which has not been
known and discussed for months past, but things
even well known sound very differently in the
mouth of a Minister of Foreign Affairs from what
they look in the columns of a newspaper; so,
coupled as they were with the injunction of se
crecy, they were rather calculated to startle, and
they did startle people the first moment,but they
soon recollected the circumstances under which
they were said. Ministers who have to ask
unwilling Parliaments for sacrifices are some
what in the position of parents with naughty
children, when the trick of calling in the help of
Old Nick is often very effective. That on such
occasions the old gentleman should be brought
as close as possible to the imagination is bat
natural, but for all that there is no necessity of
inferring that he is standing close by. The 800,-
000 men who were to be granted by the Com
mittee are the comment on the picture of Baron
Beast, and they have been granted.
Gwrramon.-1863. Passim'—lsa
.Countiee. Jewell. Eng lilt Grant. Seymour.
Hartf0rd......... 9657 10217 9931 9924
New Haven 10089 12983 10722 12192
New London.... 6230 5629 6336 5299
Fairfield 7831 8595 8614 8235
Litchfield 4978 5283 5130 4983
Middlesex . 3352 3168 3473 2973
Windham .. 4029 2540 4167 2335
..... 2611 2125 2622 2009
48777 50541
Total vote ? 98,047. Grant's maj., 3,043.
English's mai., 1,764; Republican gain., 4,807,
New Jersey—[O/110LO.]
Grant, Seymour, Blair, Randolph,
Rep. Dem. Rep. Dom.
1633 1091 1632 1096
2164 2770 2149 2789
Screen .
Burlington 5925 5161 5891 5206
Cape May 958 672 946 688
Oamden 4150 3613 4126 3656
Cumberland 3777 2353 3742 2394
Essex 13043 11522 12902 11720
Gloucester 2475 1769 2460 1796
Hudson 7301 11073 7103 11301
Hunterdon 3414 4796 3384 4795
Mercer 4378 4435 4338 4480
Middlesex 3946 4274 3912 -4325
Morris 4283 3934 4210 4074
Monmouth 3771 5236 3706 5303
Ocean 1870 1002 1856 1020
Passaic 4055 3406 1032 3431
Salem 2554 2200 2553 2220
Somerset 2186 2535 2179 2539
Sussex 2186 3269 2219 3211
Union 3425 3734 3373 3785
Warren.... 2627 4156 2620 4122
Total 80121 83091 79333 .83951
80121 79333
Maj. for Seymour 2980 Randolph.46lB
Benate....Republicans...9 Democrats....l2
Assembly—Republiemm..2B Democrate....B2
Democratic majority on joint ballot, 7
Speculations of a Democratic Corres
pondent Rased on Radical informs•
tWashington (Nov. 18) Correspondence of the Boston
A distitguished Radical Senator, who arrived
in this city last evening, says that the idea now
becoming so prevalent of General Grant's con
servative views will prove delusive. He bases
this declaration upon his knowledge of Grant's
political faith as derived directly from the General
immediately after his nomination by , the Chicago
Conyention. Among other things he says that
Gran't emphatically declared to him a full
endorsement of negro suffrage, enforced,
if necessary, by Congressional action. In
a protr*ted conversation on the subject between
the General and a number of Radical Congress
men-he said he had been at one time opposed to
extending the right of franchise to freedmen,but
that his views had undergone a - radical change
on that question, and that he now regarded it as
essentially necessary for the protection of the
negrees that they should be armed with the bal
lot. This Senator , further says that daring the
latter portion of the last session of Congress
Grant was in the lead, on all radical measures,
and favored the most' radical method of exe
cuting the several reconstruction acts: - Hence he
laughs at the idea that Grant's inaugural Will lay
out a conservative policy for his administration
:—.uriless an administration of the laws,as enacted
and underetood by the radical party, can be con
sidered conservative. Our Senatorial informant
further stated that General Grant had, no doubt
fixed upon the whole of his Cabinet, except a
Secretary of the Treasury.and upon this he would
probably decide while in New York. He thinks
that Mr. Motley, late Minister to Austria, will be
tendered the State Department.
This gentleman, who is ono of the rising states
men of our country, hall been spoken of in con
nection with the position of Postmaster-General
in the — next Administration, by a Chambersburg
correspondent of the Erie Republican, who thus
alludes to him :
"Eon. 'Edward McPherson, Clerk of the National
Rouse of Representatives, is from this district, from
wirch he was elected to Congress in 1860. At the close
of his service in the House, as a member he was
elected to his present position, in whicli be has main
tained the exalted character he showed himself as pos
sessed of while as a representative. Next to
Schuyler Colfax, no °Dicer of the House has been more
popular than has Ron. Edward McPherson. Rio pu
lineal manual has made the masses. acquainted with
him all over the land, as a clear thinker and a sys
tematic worker for the people. •• We have heard him
epokerrof several Lines as Postmaster-General in the
next Administration.' it he 'shall be chosen for that
position the people will be served as faithfully as by
Benjamin Franklln, the - first head of that Department.
Later Accounts or the "erie War:,
The N. Y. Herald of this morning says
Wall street continues to be a kaleidoscope of
interesting changes. Tuesday Erie 'and gold
were the features. Yesterday' Erie was the ab
sorbing object of speculation. To-day New York
Central comes upon the stage as Erie makes its
retiring bow.
The mat campaign in Erie has ended with vie
tory_for_the clique and discomfiture for their
opponents. The latter were forced to capitulate
on very hard'terms. They took the best they
could get. Annihilation stared them in the face
did they persist in the struggle. The great Erie
"corner" "burated"about 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The efforts of the Drew party to stay their fate by
purchasing stock themselves at the ruinous rate
to which the price bad been forced were without
avail. It was their last card. Tiffs sublime
strategy which produced for the receiver
of the Erie Railway the power to pur
chase back the overissued stock was
too much for them. It was the de
cisive manteuvre of the battle. The clique
could now run Erie up to par, which con
tingeneF would be the certain
bankruptcy of the "shorts" A flag
of truce was sent in and a settlement arranged
by which the Drew party paid for the stock
at an average price of ato 58. They put out
their contracts at from 35 to 40 on an average of
37 to 38. As they were "short" 30,000 shares,
and had sold " calls" n :01, 0 more, a little
arithmetical calculation will how that their
losses, after making alio for the stock
purchasedi to " cover," amount to about a million
and a quarter of dollars. This, of course, is a
trifle, pecuniarily, to the wealthy operators who
were caught by the "corner," and they would
hardly regret it were it not for the triumph of
their enemies and the ziuzurais on of the whole .
The course of Erie was,as may be conjectured, '
very fitful in connection with these movements
on the part of the respective combatants. It
opened in the morning on the street at all sorts
of prices, with a difference of ten per cent. be
tween stock deliverable on the spot and stock de
liverable before the usual hour, which- is a quar
ter past two o'clock in the afternoon. The sign
was immediately interpreted to mean that the
"corner" was to culminate to-day and the result
has proved the correctness of the inference. The
price of Erie. for cash, went up as high as 62, bat
the bulk 01 transactions took place between
57 and 60. After the "bursting" of the "cor
ner" it went down to 42, the
price about two o'clock in the afternoon. From
this point it took a sudden start upward,partially
in consequence of a report that the settlement of
the Drew party was a "hoax," and partially be
cause it was said the receiver was buying in stock
in accordance with the powers granted him to
retire 200,000 of the overisaued certificates. It
ascended gradually and rapidly to the vicinity of
19; but as nothing transpired to confirm these
reports, it settled again, and at six o'clock this
evening Erie is quoted at 44®44X. Whether it
is to be permitted to remain quiet lies within the
knowledge of the clique. With the power to issue
new stock and withdraw the overissnes—and the
clique have the power and the opportunity to do
either or,both—Erie is ever a reliable means of
profitable speculation in their hands. The print
ing press will continue to supply all the new
certificates required to make another "short"
venture successful, while the retirement of the
certificates at any moment will permit "long"
transactions to be equally remunerative. Cer
tain circumstances which will presently appear
indicate that the clique intend to let the fertile
field of Erie lie fallow for a time while they un
dertake a raid among other stocks on the list.
Certain it is that at the close of business to-night
Erie was comparatively neglected, while New
York Central and Hudson River suddenly turn,'
into active notice.
50995 47942
It seems that a few weeks ago the clique sud
denly became ambitions of subjecting New York
Central to the tender treatment, %which they have
been dealing out to Erie, --- AtAlt hence they
began to buy and put away the stock
and make contracts for more. How far this am
bition extended it is useless to attempt to guess,
bat doubtless they sought to control the direction
of the road and elect a President from their own
number. The veteran Commodore who
wields the destinies of the Central was
too wily to suffer himself to be so easily
thrust from his throne. He headed off the
game by suddenly closing the transfer books
on the. 7th inst., preparatory to the election
which is to come oil on the 9th of next month.
To-day the result of this complication was shown
in the sudden rise of New York Cgntral stock
from 121% cash in the morning t 0 1 .29 at 4 o'clock
In the afternoon. There was a report on the
street that the clique had obtained a mandamus
from one of the Judges, ordering the opening of
the books, and that they,, succeeded by this
means in having 75,000 or 80,000 shares trans
ferred under their name. That there was a de
mand for the stock is undeniable. Both the
clique and the agents of Mr. Vanderbilt were
heavy purchasers, white one per, cent. was re
ported offer - 8d for the use- of proxy stock. The
price underffils stimulus rose to 129. But the
books were not reopened, nor was any manda
mus served at the transfer office up to the close
of business. Several inferences may be drawn
from these facts. In the first place it is probable
that the clique bought the stock with the inten
tion of controlling the election, but were baulked
by the closing of the books. It doubtful if they
procured enough stock to cast a majority vote,
as it is rather authoritatively asserted that Mr.
Vanderbilt and his friends, as soon as they disco
vered the scheme, took good care to provide
themselves with more than half the stock of the
road. If the clique did procure enough they
failed in getting .the mandamus. In either_ case
they found themselves pretty well loaded with
the stock: — The — satipicion, therefore, gained
ground towards the close last night that the
price was run up merely to enable them to "un
load" profitably. The consequence was a very
creasy feeling after half-past four o'clock, and
the price of Central declined to 12630,127 X at
six o'clock. Hudson River, which is also under
the wing of Mr. Vanderbilt through sympathywith its neighbor became quite active, and closed
at 12830124. The remaining stocks on the list
were comparatively neglected, through a whole
some fear on the part of operators.
Colonel Ceopedes Provisional Presi
dent—Orders for _
F Conscription—
Puerto Principe cillen—limbel Vic
tory at Jilam s
HAVANA, Nov.'• 18, by *ay of KEY WEST, Nov.
19, 1868.—From revolutionary sources we learn
that 'Colonel Ctispsdes Is acting as Provisional
President, in the , absence of Colonel Aguilera.
Re has issued a decree.ordering all citizens be-,
tween tbe ages of 'eighteen and forty to bo en
rolled for active, service, under penalty, in case
of failure, that they be declared enemies. All na
tive male persona between the ages of 40 and 60
must do "home guard" duty.
Lieutenant-General idareano commands the
Eastern Department, Agucro to Central, the
Han. Edward flcPher.ou.
other chiefs being Mactdol, Eisnestebin, Berdomo
and Persica.
The latest news by telegram,reeelyed last night
froni Puerto Principe, andonnees that the go
vernment troops who were besiege , ' with the
Governor in a convent had surrendered to the in
At Jilure the Insurgents whipped the tXOOp3
—At the Walnut, Mr. Forrest last night played
Othello to a crammed house, which hung upon
every word from first to last. We have seldom
seen anaudience more completely in sympathy
with a performer. As for the tragedian, never
has he been so inspired, so strong, so ripe and
pure in style as now. Time has only mellowed
the bass of one of the grandest voices to be heard
on any stage, and the long career that almost
covers the dramatic history of. America has been
profitable. to him in lessons and experience.
Many of the mannerisms which have sourer. hat,
annoyl Mr. Forrest's beat friends are now sub
dned, while the fiat symptom of decay or lassitude
has yet to appear in that energetic delivery.. His
reading last night in the calmer passages—such as
the beginning of the temptation-scene with lago.
and the landing scene at Cyprus,in which Othello
hardly knows how to express his over-brimming
light-heortedness, was an example of harmony
and refinement which we have never known to
be excelled, while his immense reserves of pas
sion and strength were fulminated with the ut
most grandeur. Mr. G. H. Clarke recited the
part of Lego slowly. weightily, and with the ut
most intelligence, bringing the minutest points
Into light like a careful Shalrespearestudent as he
le. Mrs. Charles Walcot's Desdemona was very
pure and delicate. Her husband made as good a
Casio as need be, and Owen Fawcett's low
comedy interpretation of Roderigo, if not very
Shakespearian, was immensely to the taste of the
house. Mr. Forrest will appear this evening as
"Richard Taird."
—The Lancashire Lass will •be repeated at the
Chestnut this evening and to-morrow afternoon.
On Monday the drama Blow for Blow will be pro
duced in handsome style.
—At the Arch Street Theatre the Lancashire
Lass is continued on the bills.
—The American Theatre announces a miscel
laneous enttrtainment this evening.
—The theatre Comique is improving its per
formance nightb',,This evening It announces
a varied entertafiament, in which the entire com
pany will appear. The Saturday matinees will
be given for the benefit of ladies and chlldren,and
the price of
_admission will be reduced to twenty
five cents.
—Miss Caroline McCaffrey's concert will be
given at Musical Fund Hall this evening. The
sale of tickets has been large, and a full house
will reward the efforts of the artists who have
arranged this fine entertainment.
—Messrs. Bentz and Hassler will give their
usual orchestral matinee at Musical Fund Hall,
to-morrow afternoon, when the following pro
gramme will be presented:
Surprise SymphOny, No. 6, in G major n - Haydn
Introduction—Adagio cantabile,
1, Vivace asset. 2. Andante. 3. Minuetto, Allegro
molto. 4. Finale —Allegro molto.
Overture—Le Lac des Fees.... Auber
Song—Adelaide Beethoven
Waltz—Getnisths Tone,(Sounda from the Heart,)
(By request,) ...... ............ Piefke
Second Finale Verdi
The management of the Bentz-Ressler Or
chestra has been solicited to produce, on the
same evening, Mendelssohn's Reformation Sym
obcny and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
'For this purpose the orchestra will be made com
plete in all its details and requirements, by the
engagement of sixty artists of the first rank in
their profession. The string instruments to be
apportioned as follows: 15 first violins, 10 second
violins, 5 violas, 5 violoncellos and 5 contra
The rehearsals will be frequent, exhaustive and
perfect, but private. The private subscription
list having already reached a sufficiently large
number, the management announce that a public
list will be opened to subscribers at W. H. Boner
& Co.'s Music store, No. 1102 Chestnut street,on
Monday, November 23d.
—The sale of tickets for the Italian Opera
season, which begins on the 30th inst., will com
mence on Monday next, at Trampler's. Max
Maretzek's company contains some of the most
accomplished singers in the country, and in his
repertoire are found favorite German and Italian
operas. Of course everybody will make the most
of the singleopportunity offered this season to
enjoy legitimate opera. After the miserable
French burlesque with which we have been sur
feited for weeks past, high art from genuine
artists will be thoroughly appreciated.
,Max Btrakoach's two concerts, at Concert
Hall on the 25th and 26th instants, promise to be
very successful. Miss Kellogg will sing popular
ana classlcal music and Miss Alide Topp, the fa
mous pianist will givens specimens of her ability.
A number of other artists will participate in both
—Blind Torn will perform at Concert Hall this
evening, and to-morrow afternoon.
—The Young iiiinnerchor gave their annual
concert last evening at the Musical Fund Hall,
which was crowded. The orchestra, led by Mr.
Hartman, opened the concert with the overture
to Der Freischiitz, and opened the second part of
the programme with the first finale of Wagner's
Lohenfirm,be,sides accompanying in several of the
vocal pieces.' There was an Insufficiency of
stringed instruments. but the perfor-
Mance was generally good. The
vocal part of the entertainment was very
fine. The Young Miinnerchor ,has never had so
fine and well-balanced a body of voices, and it
has never shown such excellent training. The
chorus itohtraut," by Veit, was-splendidly sung;
so, too, was the beautiful "Friitilingenahen" of
Krentzer, which was enthusiastically encored.
The fine, stirring and dramatic "Geisterschlactur
of Kretschruer was given with grand effect,
and the same may be said of the final
piece, a " Roman Triumphal Chorus," by
Brush. Mr. Graf sang a beautiful air
by Abt so well that 'he was called out and
sang another. Mr. Hartmann, in Hiiltzel's in
"Glockengellinte," was deservedly honored in
the same way, but declined the encore. A charm
ing quartette by Storch, called " Waldeinsam
keit," was sung: with exquisite grace and. feeling
by Messrs. Graf, Hartmann and two other gen
tlemen. The whole performance was heartily en
joyed by an intelligent and appreciative audience
largely composed of Germans.
—Several prominent professors of this city
contributed their services last night to display an
instrument built by E. and G. G. Hook, of Bos
ton, Mass., for the Green Hill. Presbyterian
Church. The organ has two banks of keys, and
a pedal of two octaves and a third.
Much admiration was expressed at the beauty
of the fancy stops, and the ensemble full organ
blended with fine ffect, showing a proper bal
ance among the different qualities of tone. The
power of the instrument is also well proportioned
to the size of the bullding i showing judgment on
the part of the builders in adapting the voicing td
the space to - be filled; and - although seemingly a
small matter, the case was much admired for its
fitness of style and propriety of ornamentation.
It was no matter of surprise to find that
Messrs. Hook bad built an organ coming up to all
the demands made upon them for the firm is an
old-established manufacturing house.and has built
some of the largest and best instruments in the
country. The reed stops of the Messrs. Hook
have long enjoyed a truly enviable reputation,
and it is only fair to say that their diapason
quality is by no means inferior. The congrega
tion of the Greenhill Church has occasion to be
proud of the noble instrument they have just
erected in their beautiful edifice.
—When General Lamoriciere arrived at Rome
a solemn review of the Papal Army was held in
his honor. Five Generals cantered by his side;
among them was the Roman Prince X., whose
remarkable martial air and formidable white mus
tache misled Lamoriciere. "Combien de caul
pagnes aces vous?" (in how many campaigns hate
you fought?) asked Lamoriciere of Prince
The Roman warrior, who never heard a bullet
\ whistle, thought Lamoriciere wanted to know
r,bow many estates he owed, and replied to the
General's surprise: "I used to have five, bat
have sold four of them."
Gatibaldi Urges a Dictator for Spain
fiepolts of the Military Commanders
By the AtMilne Cable.
LONDON, Noy. 20.—A letter is published to-day
from General Garibaldi,urging Spain to choose a.
dictator for two years and then to establish are.
public. •
Peter Burns snil Martin Constantine were ar
rested at Ashton yesterday on suspicion of be
longing to the Fenian organization. Valuable
papers, understood to give details% in regent to
the orgimization, weie found on the persons of
the prisoners.
The Reports of the Military Com.
[Special Despatch to the Phila. Evening Ballatimf
WAsanga'rols, Nov. 20.—The annual report of
Gen. Meade, as Commander of the Department of
the South, was received at the War Department
this morning. The reports of the military coin:.
mandera are now all in. with the single exception
of that-of General Rousseau, from the Fifth Mili—
tary Department. 411 these reports contain in—
teresting details regarding the practical working
of reconstruction in the different States.
Secretary Schofield has returned, and attended
the Cabinet meeting to-day.
The Official Vote . of Ohio.
Comrsmus, Ohio, Nov. 20.—The official vote of
Ohio is as follows: Grant, 280,222; Seymour,
239,032. Grant's majority is 41,190.
The 011ietai Vote of Indiana.
INDIAPAPOLIN Nov. 20.—Grant'8 official mat
jority in Indiana is 10,146.
—The Government picked up a million and a
half of dollars last year from its tax on matches.
—Electricity; is Said to be a remedy for opium
—The degree of D. D. has been conferred on
106 ministers in this country the present year. ,
—"Beverage Compoundary" is the sign on a
New York rummery.
—Queen Christina is reported as not very de
sirous of meeting Isabella and Marlon at Paris.
—liabella's personal fortune does not exceed
—An Ohio woman dreamed she was blind, and
awoke to find herself really and totally so.
—Tho Louisville Courier says drunkenness
among women seems to be increasing in that
—A printing house for the blind is to be es
tablished in Washington in connection with the
national institution for this unfortunate class.
—Squib, of the Lowell Courier, thinks the tone,
when the morning slira sang together, must
have been common meteor.
—The London Court Journal says that IE4
Braddon has Joined the staff of the Saturday
—Cotta, the Stuttgard publisher, gave Baron
Humboldt 520,000 for the privilege of publishing
his "Cosmos" for twenty-live years.
—A Swede arriving at Minneapolis, Minn., the.
other day, had with him a chest, the construc
tion of which dates back to 1716.
—A railroad company Is sinking in artesian•
well in San Francisco harbor, in twenty feet, of
—San Francisco is overrun with fleas of huge
size, and elegant "back scratchers," in ivory,
form a common ornament of the parlor table.
—Mrs. Kemble read the "Midsummer Night's.
Dream" in Cincinnati on Saturday, and the Ga
zette called it "a bundle of insipidity." Poor
Shaksp care!
—A newspaper biographer, trying to say his
subject "was hardly able to bear the dolmas of
his wife," was made by the inexorable printer to
say "wear the chemise of his wife."
—Stephens, the Fenian agitator, is still most
unnecessarily watched by the Paris police. Het
has recently complalded to the Frefet do Police
about it, but did not get a very satisfactory
—Victor Hugo is a peer of France, having;
been so created by Louis .Philippe, and a Spanish
Viscount, but he prefers to be called by his own
name without any "handle." ,
—An eminent London photographer has jthst.
taken a portrait of "an illustrious person," which
shows her in the process of giving ono Of her
children a ride on her back, in the orthodox
fashion of childhood.
personal friend of Secretary McCulloch,
who knows his wishes, says that under no cir
cumstances would that gentleman remain, in
Oboe longer than the 4th of March. Mac needn't.
worry. He won't be asked.
—Prescott, Canada, has a "cordwOod ring" es
tablishment for the purpose of giving short =a
ttire and refusing to sell except when prices are
high. The people do not know what to db
about it.
—Hoops have fallen under the condemnation
of Sir Richard Mayne, and every one bowled
along the streets of London by children is imine
diately confiscated. There are already several
thousand at the pollee stations In the metropolis.
—Rochester was thrown into something of a
sensation on Friday by an escaped lunatic, who.
with an axe in his hand and blood in his eye,
raided about declaring himself to be Maximilian's
avenger. He hewed his way into several resi
dences in hopes of finding Juarez.
—Lopez, the Dictator of Paraguay like all tv
rants, is a great coward. He has never on a sii
gla occasion-risked-himself_in_any-battle t -an,
once, when a shell strack_at sillstanee of _half fa
mile from him, he turned and ran like a !Seared.
—A festive youth living near Granger'e- land
ing, on Green river, Ky., appropriated a pair of
pants belonging to another, and wore teem to
a party a tow nights ago. The owner was -
present, and recognized the apparel, and coin
pelled the wearer to doff them on the spot.
—As illustrative of Rossini's laziness--and ge
nius, it is related that housed to compose in bed,
and that once, when a fine duet that• he was
writing, and had almost finished, slipped off the
bed and beyond his reach, rathbr dianget tip for
it, he took another sheet and coinposed another
duet entirely different from the first.
—A goitleman of Madison. relates -the follow
ing Incident:—"Going home he . obiservedin his
yard a cat, with head, tall and - hair erect, every
nerve trembling with- excitement, looking in
tently at a hen which was sitting in-the Frau,
head also erect, looking, at the cat. The latter
tinproaclitT cantionsly, and slowly, the hen.
'When about three feet from the chicken, and
about to spring upon it, the gentleman s.
rushed to the rescue and, drove away the cat. -
The hen fell over .on her side insensible, was - -
picked up, carried into the house, and died is'
fifteen minutes." Catalepsy killed tivr,
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