Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, November 21, 1868, Image 1

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    WWI PEACOCK.' Editor.
voi,umE 193.
Of Philadelphia,
E. Corner ,Fourth arid Walnut Sta.
NIT This • Institution haiful superior in the United
OF 1131A1111FORD, CONN.
Persons Leaving the city especially will tool bettor sails•
fled by being insured.
WILLIANW. ALLEN. Agent and Attorney;
ili Nouth fourth Street. Philftdelphlti.
sett 9 tu th .
Aeseta over
&o. Now Myles. MASON &,
Cheatant street.
Tr Newest and butt manner. LOUIS DREKA. Sty
Omer atid EIIVILVer itS3Ohnstrint etreet. feb
BRODET-WEAVER.-On Sunday ; November let., in
Covington, Ky.. by the. Bent. J, Mr. William 11.
Brodet.: of Covington, to Mile Georgie W. Weaver, of
phUadelp Pa
GRAEI+-741.ODENRIED.-On Thursday, 19th Mot.. at
the reridenee of Wm G. Audostried„ hy the icor, J.
dwitnrew„ Mr. Alfred wad to Miss Jennie M. Au
POW ER--DE DEEMING or -On Thursday, Novem
ber Leib, at the Cathedral. b his G M
race the ost Rev.
Arebbiehop of New Volk. Je n H. Power to Ilettriette.
daughter of the late Henry It* Bermingham • _
hAW,IX-IPAItiON.- On W..dnesday. November ilib.
et Unlit Church. illiarosport, Pe., by the Rev. APrra
Wadleigh, Charles Ramie end Mary .1 daughter of Oliver
Watron, Wildameoort.
KOBE S -seisLEN.-In Trinity Church. Pitteburgh.
can't) Mb, wet- by theßev Mr. licarborongh, W. Milo=
Roberts to Adeline. dangnser of the late Ankh , ny Beam
STEWART--KAISTLACK -November Pith, 1169. at the
retidenee of the brides father, by the Rev . w „f
venson, Mr. J. Marry Stewart to MI,. Annie A. P. k.
or Philadelphia. • •
LORE.. --At fit. Louis, Miami. on_ Fonder. November
Ittbi the- Mersoreble Outlets IL Lord. one of the Judges
of the !Areal t Court of tit. Louis..
itUNN.—At'rrooklyn. NOW York, on Friday. with inst.,
Usu. D. Munn. M.l .. in the. 56th year of kis aim
Funeral at 9 o'clork 1. M. on Monday, MI Inst. Ser
vices and Interment st Mown:tent Cemeterv. Ells friends
and rilittioss are invited to meet at the reeldenoe of Isaac
It. Helmer:. No. 121 P , orrb To entleth street, at 1 o'clock
M.• grtiele-carriages will be in waiting to convey them
Anl.2tl EYR•e, LANDELL, Fourth and Arch.
s w. t
t il i gk ;i f ir t. i. A l ptr e r 3 . D.
ten [4. 1 .. WLIA. PREtte /I IN
"inert street!, on Sabbath at 1034 artgreuteenthlra
Dud Franklin sireete.—Rev. Chubs B. Shultz will
• :estik-io-morrow morning. .
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or ARCH STREETrt. E. 0121HtCH TO moßßow
Ciarir aticrifit: Biaboviitupson at 734.. Y. AL-Mahn,
RT. STRPllif mvAsonaata, LUTHEB.A.N
Church. Fcrticth and Arch etroeta. West Plaada.
Rev. 8.. pantor elect, will preach at 103 e.; o'clock
and 4 o'clock P. 11. lt•
ow Ho First Prexby erten ''barrh.Waahington Square.
st ill proath to.marrow at 10M o'cleek A. hi. an 4 7,L,i P. M.
Also Thanksiising Day at 11 'o'clock A. M. It.
will preach to the M. E- Church. Green street.
above 'tenth, Sabbath morning. WM A. M. The Paewr
736 P. M. "Dangers of Young men." It.
teenth street, above •ce. Rev. L. P. Dori:Mer
ger, Pastor. Press-Lang to-morrow at 1034 A. IL, mad
Y. M. Sabbath school as 2P. M. It.
FiV i l w e t E r-Rev. MO?' TT
BrUIISITICZwriI preach to-marrow. ' Service at o f New
morning and 7% evening.
and Cherry itreet.. To.tnorrow being the fourth.
Sunday in the month. the o ' clock will bo
omitted. Service In the evening at Tid It.
Pee. T. B. Unson. D. D.. of Omaha. at leX A. M..
Bev. Bishop North smalettot,• and Rev. J. P. Neivm.m.
D. D. of New (Jetsam. at 73d P. U. It.
will preach the tow th sermon of hie series on
"Dome llife of the Bible" to-morrow (Sunday) evenin g.
at L. 414 o'clock. In Clinton Street 'Minch. Tenth street.
below Spruce. All persons cordially invited to attetuLlts
Breed.D.D,wili preach the second of a scrim of Die.
courses on the Book of Esther, In the West Spruce street
Church; Seventeenth and Spruce streets, on Sabbath
morning, nd instant. at lON o'clock. It•
Much. comer Broad and Green etreete.-Preachlng
to-morrow by tbe pastor, Rev. Dr. Stryker. at 1036 A. M.
and 7,56 P.M. Subject inthe eventrik:..obristian Pilgrim
in Interpreter's nouee."
a l i r at request of the Advent Broawrhood, will be do.
Ilverec by tiny. H. J. Mo ton, D. D., at Advent Church.
Volk avenue above Buttonwood street. tomorro
evening at 7$ o'clock. All are coLdiaily invited. Si r
men specially 0 men. I
Shinpen street. A Meeting in behalf of this institu-
Hon will be held in The Church of God, Germantown
avenue. above Fifth street, to-morrow at 10M A. ii.. and
In the First (15-tnalogion) Presbyterian Church, Girard
avenue, near Hanover, at 73‘i P. M.
Singing by the.children. It'
tndsr the auspices of the Young Men'e Christian
Association Bev. A. A:Nplits. D. D.ovill preach a sermon
eepecially,to young men to.morrow (Sabbath) evening.
at the West Arch Street Presbyterisn uhnrch. corner of
Eighteenth and Arch streets. at 7%, o'clock.
beats reserved for young men. Medical students and
strangers in the clay are cordially invited to attend. lt4
before the Young People's Ameoeintion of the. First
Baptist Chureld*llt-be-otoczhed --- •
On SUNDAY EVENItt NciVerabor 21d. -
Suitigar—”Bucceza in Life."
Services commencing at 7311 o'clock.
N. W. corner Broad and arch streets. lt§
Benson, D. D., Paster. Services at Athieti c
Thirteenth above Jefferson streets ; Sunday morning, MX
o, clockA evening, 934 o!clock. Seats free
The Fair In aid of the Building F“nd, which 'cremates
to be ono of the most attrac iv° of the Beason, will open
at the new chapel on Master street, below Broad, on
TUESPAY bVENING. the Nth inst., and he continued
till.further notice. it•
Garden. below Broad.—Sunday morning the Rev.J.
W. Bonham will preach a sermon on "The Essential Re
quisites to Real OhnrchiProsperity ;" and in the evening
on "The Duty of the Faithful Preacher."
On . Wednesday evening the Rev. J. Sanders Rood will
preath the fourth of bis series of sermons now In course
of delivery. •
Day. He will also preach on the morning of Thanksgiving
ung - Men's Chrir tianAlsociatiotrwill-be-eld—rit—
the Academy of Music on TUESDAY EVENINti nev,
November .24th, at 7.34 o'clock. Addresses by the Rev.
John Cotton of the Protestant Episcopal
Church of New .York; Rev. Herrick Johnson, D. D., of
the First Presbyterian t hurch, Wsahington Square Rev.
Warren Randolph, D. D., of the Fifth Baptist Church;
Ray. C. H. Payne, of the Arch Street AL E. Uhurch. and
no2l :11
others. , •
to trpu
Union Meetiog._of the I Honda of the_ American
Bible So. iety, American Tract Society' and' American and
Foreign Christian Unien.-with reference to the evangeliza
tion of Spain. will be held in the Alexander Presbyterian
Church, Isitnoteftrth and Green str.ets.' TO - MORROW
, (Sabbath) EVENING, at 7311 &clock. - -Addresses by: Rev.
For. T. M. Cunningham, Rev. Edward Hawes; Rev. Prof.
C. M. Bun n% D. D., of the Episcopal Divinity School,
West Philadelphia; Bev. Lemuel MD e; D. D.. of the Na-
Venal Demist..
day Union Prayer Meeting will be celebratA on
MONDAY, the 23d of "Novemter, in the Church of the
Epiphanyt corner of Chestnut and .Ftfteentli starts, at
12 o'cloek,neon.
The following brethren have consented to take cart in
services: Rev. Drs. Newton , Johnson Church,
Atwood, crewel], Bomberger. Stork, Jlendricks, and
ICennard;together with B.Vet al laymen. Public Invited.
The 12th Union 4, ceting , for Prayer will beliold at the
Church,: Broad below Spruce (Rev. Or. Wylie, Pastor),
•on Monday afternoon, 23d, at 4 o'clock. Subject f r
Prayer -" Tile put of the Spirit' to the City."-_Pubilt
No. 15 South Ninth streat,,Clatbiaat. Hip and
Bpinat Diseases. and BoilityPorormitfes troated Apply
()any at 19 o'clock. nog Bpa,ros
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410116.. 0t the election of Grant and Cellar.
A magnificent display of firework!, will be under
the enpervhdon of Professot F. Jackson, in cAmmeniora•
tion of the election of Grant and, Colfax. The Union
League, Union National Ci b,,Union Republican
bleu , Campaign Club , and a il °titer clubs and citizen!'
of all political complexions are invited to be
P. IL—Time and place of exhibition hereafter della
flitted. .
Annual Meeting of the Btockholdere wilt be he'd
at Race Street Meeting tiouseibiladeloh's, on 'THIRD
DAY. the Met of twelfth mon 1843; at 8 o'clock P. M.
lt'' 'MOW RD PARMA, Clerk.
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.'''. Lombard street, Dispensary Department. Wed
i•al treatment and pnediclno tunelehed dratultenelY •
the poor.
Particulars of the Calamity..
Commune, Nov. 18.—At a few minutes before
10 o'clock to-night a fire broke out in the north
end of the east wing of the Central Ohio Lunatic
Asylum, and the entire building is now being
rapidly destroyed. The fire is said to have origi
nated from a defective flue..
The Fire Department was promptly on land,
but owing to an Insufficiency in the supply' of
water, was unable to arrest the progress of the
flames. The engine belonging to the institution
has been constantly pumping water, but not in
sufliclentetuantity to keep the steamers constant
ly employ( d.
The wing where the fire originated was occu
pied by women, six of whom were suffocated be
fore Mil could reach them. Their bodies wer e
saved. One more was carried out alive, but has
since died. It is rumored that others are missing.
No Mimes of dead and missing could be ascer
tained to-night. The other patients have been
taken to the hospital on the Asylum grounds,
and to various public institutions, where they
will be properly cared for. None of the men
were injured.
About all the furniture in the Main 'building
and the west wing was saved, but much of it in
a damaged condition. A portion of that in the
east wing was also taken out,. The loss to the
State will be about 8800000,to say nothing about
now this terrible calamity will affect an unfortu
nate class of our community.
The institution had about 850 patients, accom
modations but for few of whom can be provided
at the other asylums in
,the State.
The scene during the Progress of the conflagra
tion was most appalling, and baffles descriptiom
the officers of the institution did their duty no
bly. Many of the citizens made themselves use
ful in taking care of patients and carrying out
furniture. If Columbus had been supplied with
Water Works this fire could have been readily
suppressed, and property saved exceeding in value
the future cost of such an improvement. There
is tow no hopes - of saving any portion of Ike
(From the Cincinnati Tim cal •
Cor.umnus, Nov. 19.—The Central Lunatic
Asylum was last night entirely destroyed by fire.
,Tho fire originated in the north- dcrimitory - of the
east wing, and was discovered about nine o'clock.
It was amusement night, antniony.orthe in
mates 'were collected in the concert hall. The
alarm was telegraphed to the engine houses, and
•he entire department was almost immediately
on the grounds The flames spread very rapidly,
and the work of rescuing the inmates was at
once commenced.
In the eonfusion six persons perished in the
flames or were antrocated by the smoke. The
bodies were secured by the most strenuous exer-
done; thofigh the persons who carried th em out
were much injured. The water thrown by the
engines seemed for a time to retard the flames,
hut about 10 o'clock the cisterns were exhausted.
The scene at this time beggars all description.
The frantic inmates were being hurried from the
burning building, the whole east wing of which
was now in flames; coming some. of them
from their beds of slumber, and others from
beds of eickiess, taken from windows,
and rushing out of doors, the
engines all at work, men shouting and rushing
from one point to another, carrying out furniture
and tossing it from windows. When the water
it the cisterns in the vicinity of the Asylum was
exhausted, water was forced from other cisterns
in the city, though this weakened the working
force of the department on the ground. A strong
and steady stream was poured upon the building
for a number of hours.
After the Asylum cisterns gave out the fire ex
tended soon along the roof of the entire east
wing then Along the front part of the main
building to the extreme Brest end.
The greater part of the furniture was saved,
though much of it in a damaged condition.
There was no Insurance on the building.
A. M. Smith, President of the board of Mana
gers, was early bn the ground, ana remained to
the last, working with Dr. Peck, the Superinten
dent, to manage for the, best. Numerous citi
zens spent almost the eatire night at the build
ing, assisting the tiredepartment, and joining in
the work of removing the furniture.
The following are the names of the en orta
nates Who perisbedin - the flames at the burning
of the Central Ohio Lunatic Asylum: Caroline
Connor, Athens county,. Lizzie Herold, Athens
county; Mary Murphy, Wyandotte county; Brid
get Brophy, Columbus; Mrs. Bradford, Athens
county; Mrs. Parker; Licking county. Three of
them were young women under 25 years of age,
and oven in their terrible death presented a beau
tiful appearance.
A large amount of. Property was stolen—one
man, who represented himself as an officer of the
institution, being , seen to walk off with a flye
thousand dollar Government bond. Medic it
stores and other articles of value are scattered
promiscuously over the city. Much blame is at,
Inched to the Chief Engineer of the Fire Depart
ment, for the loose way in which ho performed
his duties; while much credit reflects upon the
officers of the institution, who worked heroically
to the last.
Wolfsalm -gave :therf • ntt ,- his.
posed siimatineeslin the Foyer of the Academy
yesterday. As usual the weather was stormy,
but the attendance was• good under the circum
stances. The opening piece was a Sonata in
A minor, by Rubinstein], in four movements, for
piano and violin. Mr. Wolfsohn played the
piano, and the violin was in the hands of M.
Edonard Colonne, a newly-arrived. French vir
tuoso, who must be regarded as a great acqui
sition to musical circles. He plays with great
purity of tone, with perfect grace and feeling,
and his style is wholly free• from the trickery
often resorted to by solo violinists. The Sonata,
which is full of variety and novel effects, requires
to be heard oftener to be appreciated; but
the masterly performance of Messrs. Wolfsohn
and Colonne made it enjoyable even on a first
bearing. Mr. Colonne afterwards played a sole
by Viotti, in which his mastery of his , instru
ment was even better displayed. The Beethoven
rio—in_l3_llat major,optis_fiL_was pla .ed b •
Messrs. Wolfsohn,Colonne and Hennig in exqu -
site style. Mr.,Hennle, Who is altogether the
beet violincellist now in the country, also played
a most beautiful Elegie Bazzint. Mr. Wolf
sohn performed arrangements by. Liszt of Schu
bert's "Ave Maria" and the "Shakeepeare Sere
nade," a beautiful setting of the words from
Cymbeline "Hark the Lark at Heaven's Gate
Sings." Both of these wore charmingly played,
- and the whole entertainment give qualified
—The season of Grand Opera, pr ised at the
Academy of Music by Max Maret , will begin
OD Monday 'week.. The manager's announcement
will be . foundlo-day in our advertising columns.
The lists of artiste, and that of operas, Italian as
well as German, is very attractive. The orice of
admission; especially for season tickets, is very
moderate and there is a reasonable hope that the
undertaking will be' liberally supported by the
—Blind Tom, the wonderful negro-boy Picoilst,
gives his last Ooneerts—on tci•!day, Monday and
Taesday—ln this city. On' Wednesday ho goes
to NorristOwni;Yrlday at Manayunk, and Battu
davlitgernaaritoWn. - •
—The spire of the new cathedral in Pitts
burgh is - to be surmounted by a hollow, iron nrOsli
'l4feet in height,whlch is to be illuminated by 800
gas jets.
Etrazil and ]araguay
The Washburn Muddle
Latest Reports from the Seat of War
Minister Webbts nefence of Minister
October 22,1868.-*-To the Editor of the Anglo-Bra
---ziliart-Timesr---81m---Now-that - the t3c-Alled-for
and inconsiderate abuse of Mr. Washburn, the
United States Minister to Paraguay, has ab ated,
if not ceased, I-desire to state one or two facto,
calculated to vindicate the Character of an Ame
rican official, who has faithfully discharged his
duty under very trying circtunatances.
In the first pl.ce, Mr. Washburn is the same
individual who, in 1864, then United States Min-.
'stet. at Asuncion, protestcal against the treatment'
of the Brazilian Minister, Senor Vienna da Lima,
by President Lopez; and when he found that re
monstrance was unavailing, threatened the tyrant
to Insist upon his passport and break up his Le
gation If 1)a Limn were not treated with the con;
sideration his diplomatic character demanded,"
end the necessary facilities afforded him to leave
the country in a manner suited to the dignity of
nis position. For so doing, his conduct was
greatly extolled by the Brazilian press and Bra
zilian officials. including hie Imperial Majesty.
Secondly—The peculiar character of Mr. Wash
burn's official correspondence with the Para
amp= Foreign office is to be attributed solely to
the dangerous position in which he and his family
were plaeed by Lopez, with a view, probably, to
their destruction ; and which is thus described in
bis report to me of what had occurred, dated.'
Buenos Ayres, September 26:
vet: will find a ridiculously long correspondence in re
gard to the different persons domiciled in Legation.
which wait find pub l ished by Lopez in I dsSeminarto,
end has been republished e. On the continuance of
this correspondence I felt life depended; and my
whichwas to prolong wo uld the arrival of the Wasp.
lllwas certain you rend up. I wrote to gain
time, ad" the while cherishing the hope that she would -
eome before Lops committed any violence against me;
for had be at once proceeded to that. he would have gone
to the last extremity. For one whole month I felt that I
would have compromised by simply being shot; but I
was afraid of Ida tortures, which he applies to all who
do not make ouch declarations ache desires. And then I
did n6t like to give him a chance to put forth soy deals,
reams as coming from me, when I should not be alive to
arrived m .to e a l e co
tgulgati7l2 cseottegwbrin t ili c lnrl l ;
rettui ng the first despatch containing Imputations on
t i or tt =ct. s e i r a s; o orl .
tt rTA, insured
asp mydestruction.
and wce
Thirdhi—Mr. Washburn is no more responsible
for the publication of that correspondence than I
am for the United States squadron's lying idle In
this harbor, when all of the available men-of-war
belonging to other nationalities have long since
been occupying the waters of Paraguay, and do
ing all in their power to protect the lives of their
citizens. There is just as much justice in
censoring Mr. Washburn for publishing
his correspondence with Lopez as there is
in visiting upon my Government, her people, or
myself the Just indignation expressed by the
public that our squadron—all of which, except
the flagship, is peculiarly adapted to river service
—should be the only passive one on the coast, in -
an emergency 'which demands prompt action, not
only in vindication of our national honor, but in
the discharge of our duty to the civilized world;-:
which, equally with the. United States, has been
insulted by the gross outrage perpetrated on our
Legation irk Paraguay. • -
Fourthly—Mr. Washburn may have been im
prudent in giving expression to his feeling in re
gard wale dilatoriness of the Marquis of erudite.
Ai concluding the war against Lopez but
it must notbe forgotton that tie was the- victim
of that dilatoriness, and that it nearly cost him
tile life. The Brazilian army has exhibited extra
ordinary dash and abundant daring, whenever it
has had an opportunity to exhibit its soldierly
qualities; and tie who vindicates its charactet
merits the thanks, instead of the condemnation,
of the Braziliap public.
Fifthly—Mr. Washburn is censured and called
nard names, because he seemingly abandoned
members of his legation to the tender mercies of
the Wild Beast of Paraguay. The condemnation
bus its origin in a manly and generous feeling,
which 1 fully understand and appreciate; but it
is based on erroneous information. If the
Wasp had been lying at the wharf of Asuncion,
doubtless, from my knowledge of Mr. Wash
burn's character ; he would--have placed. his
wife and child on board and ordered the
a.eamer to leave, while he returned to brave
the tyrant in hi s den, and share the fate of
he members of his Legation. Bat such was not
he state of affairs. Mr. Washburn say's: "I de
:landed and received my passports, and aban
doned pay residence; and with my wife, child and
•ervfints, amine two members of my Legation,
started for the steamer—not the Wasp, bat a
l'araettayan steamer, which was to take us to the
Wasp. When approaching the steamer Bliss and
ilasterman were arrested at my side and forcibly
:arried away. What was Ito do? Follow ihem,
.nd leave my wife and child in the streets of
Asuncion? We had no home to return to. Should
I hese placed my family ciiiiitiard the Paraguayan
steamer and left them to the tender mercies or
Lopez's minions? My diplomatic functions nav
bg been brought to a close by my own act, Lo
pez would not nave permitted me to resume theini.
in - 1 tire seizure of the members of my Legation,
s much entitled to protection as I was, demon
-Ira s what kind of protection was in store for
.11 of ns, and of how little value it was to my le
i,ation as to my family." . "". •
I will only repeat the larrg-Large of the Buenos
Ayres Standard—• It Mr. Washburn has erred,he
hue erred on the right side; and hid korve rumen t
and his country will telly indorse his conduct
Against all the calumnies and slanders now heaped
pork him by evidence not worth the paper upon
A hich it is written."
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
News from the Seat of War.
By the arrival at New York of the steamer
which,.l4ftjtipioaktetri/oft_Oetotter 26,
we " - hive iidViees frohi are seat awa - 0Cr0: .
ber 9th.
Two engagements of some importance oc
curred lately. In both, the allies, under the
Commander-in-Chief, Marquis de Oaxiiu3, were
this attacking parties. The encounter which
took placCon , the 28d ultimo was brought about
by tne Brazilian forces , advancing to take
of the bridge on the . stream Piciguires.
When tho attacking division, under the im
mediate command of our General. 'Baron do
Triumpo, arrived at the bridge, the Paraguayans
made a vigorous resistance; which, oi•course,
caused a fierce 'fight between the contending
irmits, which lasted several hours, and ended in
the - defeat of the Paraguayans, by the Allies
taking full possession of the bridge, as wall as of
e very important position beyond it. General
Unities in his order of the day, September 26th,
announces the losses to be 58 officers and 166
men killed and wounded. The position was de
-Teb-cled—by-60tr-of-the-bodyguard"of-Impoz. A
second but less important engagement took place
on October 1. The Paraguayans are reported to
have been defeated.
Vllleta, the new position of Lopez,is represen
ted to be of considerable strength, owing to the
dense woods, deep ravines, and the extensive
marshes that, surround it. it appears that the
natural position of Villeta is in /act, much strong
er than was at first generally anticipated.
The Paraguayans are posted upon high hills,
where they have mounted their artillery, and it
may be tMt so long AB their supplies hold out,
they may yet have a chance to resist (for some
time) the victorious armies that surround them.
The allies are throwing up earthworks to fortify
their nosittons. which fact appears to indicate
that General Caxias moans to commence siege
op•erations against his foe.
The allied squadron, at, the latest date, was
anchored at a place called Palmas; abreast of the
-encampment of the allies, which is facing Vll
The pass at Villeta is defended, but iron- clads
can pass up with mt much trouble. It' is
asserted,that some of• the allied iron-clads have
gone up as' far as Asuncion. Nothing definite Is
known about it. _ .
iromr a e received at Ban Paulo Qom an
I tter
Oflleer of the army, stationed in. the Province of
Matto Groseo, welearn that all the Paraguayan
. •
lad left that Province. This seems' to:prove that
'General Lopez needs every possible soldier he
can raise to defend him in the lower, Paraguay.
The English gunboats 'Linnet aud Beacon are .
in the Paraguay river, with Secretary Gould on
board. The French man-of-war Decides was at
The commander had dined with Lopez.
The story of a Paraguayan ball having carried
away the bows of the Decidee, appears to have
been a hoax. She was not fired at, and her coin
,mander states that Mr. Pereira, the Portages°
Vonstil, has not , been shot,but that he is alive and
, Lopez, it %said, refuses to allow any of the
-foreign gunboats to,pass tip„pnaisa_sent
tions to the commander 6 to - make a trip to his
'encampment, where he assures them that they
shall be well received.
On the 12th ultimo, his Excellency, Senor Sar-
Inieito, the new President of the Argentine Ro
ptiblic, took.the solemn oath of . °Wee before
_.Congress,. at Buenos Ayres, and entered upon the
high duties of Chief Magistrate of that noble Uft
tion. Senorßarmiento advocates the vigorous
prosecution of the war and the continuance of
• *eminence with Brazil and Uruguay.
It is asserted that General Lopez, of Paraguay,
has condemned,to death and executed his two
brothers, Benign° and Venancio, and also the
Bishop of Ascunsion.
The Brazilian Government's loan for thirty
thoneand (*braes of mid has been a complete suc
cess. Not only the whole amount was readily
-taken by the people but the subscriptions,during
the seven days in which the loan was to be sub
scribed (from the 28th of September to the sth of
October). amounted to one hundred "thousand
and five thousand contos eight hundred and
thirty-three mil refs.
Capt. T. G. Corbin and Lieut.-Commanding - R.
It Wallace have been detached from the Oiler
, xiere and ordered borne ; Captain M. B. WoLsey
has been transferred from the Guerriere to the
Comniander H. Erben,Jr., nas been transferred
from the Kansas to the Pawnee; Lieut.-Com
manding H. B. Seeley from the Pawnee to the
Kansas; Lieutenant-Commanding a B. Ramsey
from the Guenter° to the Pawisee.
The Guerriere, Pawnee, Kansas and Quinne
baugh were on the eve of sailing for the river
Platte, taking the. United States Minister, Gen
eral M . T. McMahon, to Paraguay. The United
States steamer Wasp, Lieutenant Commanding
William A. Kirkland, is at Montevideo, having
brought down Minister WashbiOn from Para
The United States steamer Shamokin, Com
mander Branie, was at St. Thomas, to leave on
the 25th, and come home by way of Nassau.
Grand Sall on the United States
Frigate teuerriere. "
_Et correspondent of the BuLLwrIN, writing
from Rio de Janeiro, October 5, sends us the fol
lowing translation:,
[From the Condo Mercantil.) •
Rio DE JANEIRO Oct. 3 1868.—1 n addition to
the slight notice already given yesterday, we are
going to satisfy the just curiosity of our readers
by noticing all the dritalls of the brilliant ball
given on board of the American frigate
"Guerricre," on the let inst., by its distinguished
officers and worthy Admiral. These gentlemen,
being desirouset returning the hnspitallties that
bad been extended to them by the society in Rio
de Janeiro, resolved to give a ball on board of
their magnificent vessel. It was to have taken
place on the 30th; but they were disappointed by
the day berriTrahlYißid - dfria - gfeeritaTit W - 115 coin
-sequently postponed until the next day. •
Without the slightest exaggeration we are able
to say that this was the most splendid ball we
have seen for many years in the placid and serene .
bay of Rio de Janeiro. The frigate, which le
about 840 feet long, was divided into two parts,
the forward part being an elegant "fromr et
promenade," and the after part a large and mag
nificent ball room. Among other varied and
profuse adornments artistically distributed were
seen stacks of arms, banners, flags, flowers and
plants of all descriptions. In the middle of all
these adornments the general attention was at
tracted to a picturesque fountain of artistic as
pect,surrounded by rare and beautiful plants; the
clear and crystal water falling upon them re
flected the thousand lights of the brilliant ball
room. The whole was adorned elegantly with
Brazilian and American flags. This metamor
phosis-of a man-of-war, which has generally a
simple and severe aspect, into an enchanted
palace, was owing to the exquisite taste of Com
modore Ramsey, Chief of the Admiral's staff,
who, in addition, has the rare gift of a skilful
• At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the invited guests
commenced to arrive, and at 8 o'clock the tithe
lug began, there tieing then on board about 500
persons of the most choice and elegant society.
The sight,was rendered beautiful by the surnoptu
ons toilettes of the ladies, rivaling in their ex
treme richness the dazzling uniforms of the
English. French, Portuguese, American and Bra
zilian officers. To all mix was added the view of
theeity,_with. Its thousand lights,and the pale re
flection of the moon upon the waters. it may
be affirmed that seldom has there been
a spectacle so grand. One circumstance of the
ball caused a general impression at the time. On
the poop were united in one group the Ameri
can, English, French and Spanish Admirals,
representing with the most affable cordiality the
lour principal maritime nations of the world.
At midnight a supper was served on the gun
deck of the frigate, on two extensive tables.
Everything wart most exquisite and delicate;
wines and liquors were seen in great profusion.
Champagne was served- to theuests from 460
bottles.' The service was splendid, exceeding the
requirements of the nibst' fastidious. Durlog
the splendid supper, and also during the •entire
evening, two bands of music, one of the Frigate
and the other n.German band,played without ces
sation numerous waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, Ltc.
The guests were received at the gangway by Ad
miral Davis and the Committee on Reception,
andin the most gentlemanly manner were con
01,1mitWeatiortre^",_ .55lre received -with
glen cordiality end pairfet Once - by Mrs. Webb,
worthy wife of General Webb, Minister from the
United States. Among the officers of the
Gnerrlere that bad the happy idea of offering
this hall,to the Flumenente (the city of Rio,) so
ciety, reigned the most gentlemanly • conduct—
which proved that bravery can be united with
delicate feelings of courtesy. The Committee on
Invitations were Lieutenant-Commander Rum
sey, Dr, Duvall, Chaplain Henderson, Lieutenant
Davis, Captain Pendell, Lieutenant Neill and En
sign McShane; and that on Reception, Dr. Brown,
Master Hubbard, Ensign Lisle and Tlrull, presi
ded over by their worthy Admiral. We cannot
forget to mention Paymaster Gibson, Chief En
gineer Baker and Chaplain Henderson, to whom
Jell the direction of the supper, which was per
formed 111 such a manner as to satisfy the greatest
epicures and the delicate tastes of the ladies.
The accommodations for golog on board and re
turning were most excellent,the boats of the Fri
gate beink essistedlytho steam launch of the Eii:• -
blish Flag-ship Narcissus. At the end of the
all, as the last of the guests left the ship, the
band played the national hymn of Brazil, which
was responded to by hundreds of enthusiastic
voices in "v as" to the Frigate Gnerriere.
This ball will be remembered by all who were
so fortunate as to attend—and the recollections of
the brilliant officers and. the stay of the American
frigate in the *titers of our beatitiftirliii-y.
BRAZ 11.
—A wild story is circulating in the French
papers about the`Viceroy of 'Egypt having been
seized with a sudden desire to have a theatre in
()alp?, and setting 'seven thousand workmen
upon it, in order that he may see again without
loss of time .".f.Ja Grande Dachesso," which
amend him so 'Much when in Paris. 100,000
indite have been offered, so' rubs the story, to
Mlle. Schneider for three performances. All of
which is a pleasant canard, probably.
--Mozart% monument, in Vienna, Injured some,
months ago, Ima again,becn despoiled by unscru
pulous sdmirera. , The Medallion-Portrait oft the
composer; a candelabrum and an inscrirption, all
in - bronze, have been carried, off 'bodily.
, ,
—The Council of State of tho Canton.of Ob
'maid (Switzerland) has publtehed an edict forbid-
ding anryouth under eighteen years of ago to'
a woke, undorsa some penalty.
. , .
Ourru.tur.:--Having had- recently_to_chronicle _
t tics death of Ma. Shepard Mount, we rezret to re
cord that of his Oil .more celebrated brother,
which follows with but little interval.' Tttere
were three brothers Mount, all devoted to paint
iii some kind, of whom the present decedent
became better known than the others. . .
'William Sydney Montt, the artist, died at Se
tauket, L. 1.,0n Thursday,in the 61:X4r-third year
of hid age. Mr. Mount was born in Setatiket, lost
Ids father,a substantial yeomanoLthe_old school,_
at the age of seven, and, as he has said; "at the
age' of seventeen was a hard-working farmer's
boy." One of his brothers, a. S. Meant, a skit
fnl eign-painter in New York, at this time, sent
,or him to the' metropolis. Sydney strove to
r.xcel him. He eagerly sought _and examined
J.lctures, and was led to study . composition by
West's Ophelia and Madness of Lear, at that time
considered the masterpieces of art; after study
ing two years in the_National Academy's School
of Design, he painted as his first pieta:ire In 1828
a pot trait of himself. From this time his career
is a portrait painter began, and continued with
Wet - ea - Sing success for many years.
Mr. Mount, however, was more than a painter
"of pintralts. He produced many works of peen
her merit, especially in the humorous line of art,
and was especially happy in drawing scenes and
times from negro life. Some of these, such as
the "Banjo-player," the "Power of Music," ticc.,
tinve been widely circulated in coloredlithographs
through this and other countries.
Said Washington Allston, in 1834, of thiti ar
tist: "I saw some pictures in the Boston Athe-
Lamm. last year by a young man of your city-
Mount—which showed great power of expres
, eion. He has, too, a firm, decided pencil, and
seems to have a good notion of the ilgtre. If he
would study Ostade and Jan Steen, especially the
latter, and master their color and chiaroscuro,
there Is nothing, that I see, to , prevent his be
coming a great artist in the line he has chosen."
. ,
TION LAST EVENING.—IWO 'have not space to-day
Lo treat the fine catalogue of Mr. Beaumont so
deserves,but feel it due to swat leatit
that the collection amply fills the , two eastern gal
leries of the Academy of Fine Arts, and that it
containszome bijou& We do not know where
me could light on a better Andreas Aettenbach
than No. 108, - the Coast of Scheveningen. It is
not large, but the water is: most nobly painted.
—Gents, of Berlin, is a master. Ever
spice the
,importation; by Mr. Bailey, of
the large Eastern scene by him which attracted l i
Auch attention in 1865, we haVe been longing for
An opportunity to examine Other works from his
pencil. Mr. Beaumont's example, No. 51, repro
.,ente the Market in Grand Cairo, and eitbraCes a
bewildering throng of figures, each one minutely
made out and full of life; it is seldom one meets a
painter able to combine this Hogarthian vivid
nese of expression with broader pictorial quality;
ant Mr. Gentz's picture, regarded as a landscape
done, is a chef d macre, exquialts In t - dEe and
distance. Ho one should omit seeing this jewel.
—Rosier, of Paris, has a sednctive "Constantino
ple at, Twilight;" it is a painted reverre.—One
of the loveliest tichlesing - ers we ever saw is,
, his No. 133, "The Harvester's Evening
Return ;" it represents a, family slowly
passing over a piece of water in a great barge,
while the enclosing hills are washed in evening
light: it is perfect enough to hold its . Own against
a great picture which it slightly recalls, the
Malaria of Hebert, in the Luxembourg at Paris.
—The Carl Becker, No. 151, "Carnival Time at
Venice" is a picture of overpowering brilliancy,
containing Becker's well known and never tire
-ome young blonde, a couple of his stately male
Vetetians in toques, some other imposing
figures, grand red draperies and a framework of
rich and crumbling marble. Who can paint an
imposing gallery picture . with the assured
magnificence of Becker, of Berlin ?—A fine
de Jonghe, No, 110, "'Picture Hours," rep
resents 'a single female figure in crisp silk
drapery, a sleepy face very broadly understood
and painted, background, accessories, Japanese
fan, &c., all very ably touched.
The above are but specimens of a gallery to
which it will be our duty to return with a more
detailed examination. A speciality of Mr. Beau
/1101We collection la a group of pictures by Eng
lish artists, of a genre and quality not seen in
public here, that we know of, since the great
Gambert gallery of some years back. There are
also pictures by German artists of a date now be
ginning to be antique, and to take a position
among the treasures of the curiosity-hunter.
There is an Ecce Homo attributed to_extifich .
in a curious frame of the sixteetrar cehafy.
The gallery is covered, as it were, with a bloom,
a tone, of history and long love of art—just what
we should have expected when the collector is
so respectable, so learned, and so long, identified
with the business as Mr. Beaumont.
The pictures are visible day and evening, at the
Academy of Fine Aets, until the sale on Decem
ber Ist and 2d.
men who gave their names as Smith and Stanley
were , arrested at an early hour this morning, by
Chief Lemon and Officer Tryon of the Detective
force, on suspicion of burglary. About four
weeks ago Smith's booketore,at Fifth and Walnut
streets, was entered. Some trunks which had
been stored there were broken open and clothing
valued at about $9OO was stolen. The prisoners
arc suspected of having been concerned In this
robbery. They were arrested while in bed in
' Independence Hall," on Chestnut street, below
Sixth, and In their room several boxes of cigars.
a pistol and other articles were found. These
articles were identified, this morning by Mr.
Fredericks, residing at No. 7 South Tenth street,
whose house was entered and robbed last night.
Smith and Stanley were locked up at the Central
Station to await a hearing this afternoon.
HIGIAWAY ROBBERY, —Jobe Campbell was AT
- rested last - evening by Policeman Carroll, of the -
Seventeenth District, on the charge of highway
robbery. It is alleged that he seized a man by
the throat, took 1137 20 from his pockets,and then
'knocked him down. The affair happened at
Seventh and &ippon streets. Campbell was
committed by Aid. Bonsai!.
Samuel Wardlow was before Aid. Pancoast
last evening upon the charge of highway robbery.
- It is alleged that alew nights ago Wardlow and
a companion seized a man near the 'Market St.
bridge, and while one held him, the other robbed
his pockets of about $BO. The, accused was sent
to prison to await his trial.
LARCENY OF A Rugs.—A youth named Charles
Barns was arrested yesterday and taken before
Ald. Carpenter on the charge of having: stolen a
wt dding ring belonging to an old lady residing
on Lombard street. He was committed to an
AMERICAN Button-hole and Sewinz Machina
Company, S W. Corner otßleventh and Chestnut eta..
'Philadelpbia. • '
GENTLICNIEN::Your machine one received at the.
Basra Balniaitien, In adeltton to the Gold Medal, the
grand "Dipionia d'Uonneur,".the highest award that
can be given. I will Eend ytin all particulars
Bard tolt. Yours, truly, A. Atatun.
Iretibi, November 2, 1868,
The above needs no comment.
SucCcaB, evcrytahere 'Witt% 1:11113 marl:duo: -4'
@I an .Juan Difficulty
The Health of General. Haarllnti.-
LBPecial Despatch to the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.-- Gen. Grant is expected
to return froth Philadelphia this evenink.
The health of General Rawlins, of Gen Grant's
staff, is , in a very precarious condition, such se
to cause much alarm anion; his friends.
The Sun Juan Difficulty.
(Special Deepatelt to he Philadelphia Evenituatalletin4
WASIIINGTON, Nov. 21.—Although a statement
has . been put forth by certain correspondents,
apparently upon the authority of Secretary Sew
ard, denying the truth of your correspondent's
despatch several days ago, announcing that the
San Juan difficulty had been settled with Great
Britain, there •is the authority of a member
of-the English Lenatton for saying that my for
mer despatch was correct in every particular,. and
that the disputed point at issue was settled over
three weeks ago. Assistant Secretary. Seward
says that to his knowledge this contradiction of
your correspondents despatch was not authorized
by Secretary Seward, but made without the au
thority or knowledge of the Secretary.
The Dyer Case..
alpecial Despatch to the Philadelphia Evening Bulietinj
Wisunicrois, Nov. 21.—The Dyer Court of In
quiry met to-day, and without taking any , testi
mony, adjourned tilt Monday to give the steno-
Traphers. timeto_write_ap the records. General-,
homas, President of the Court, announced that
after sitting three days next week, the court
would on Wednesday adjourn over until
Monday following, far the purpose-- , -of
considering and • digesting the whole
of the evidence thus far taken, much - of
which is documentary. The present-lpdications
are that the case will be very protrteted. and
that the members of the Court will be disap
pointed in the hopes they have entertained of
getting through in a few weeks.
fire at Lowell, saw;
LowaLa, Nov. 21.—A fire at Nos 96 and 98
Merrimackstreet this morning, badly dam• Aged
the buildirg,which was owned by John Nismuth.
It destroyed S. R. Fletcher's bowler, bleaching es
tablishment and damaged the boot and shoe stock
of Eldridge Dearborn. The loss is from $3,000 to
84,000—partiall" 'int - tired., Five persons'-who
lodged in the upper Storlqi were suffocated bat
not burned. Their names were Marshal B. Gaff
ney, aged 20; it temporary lodeer; Bybill Snacks
ford, aged Ib, recently from Ellsworth,' Mane;
and a stranger, supposed to be_George Monary,
alewateroecently from Boston. . ,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21:—Hon. John B. Pendle
ton, formerly a member of Congress from the
seventh district of Virginia and Minister to Chile.
died at his residence—near—Culpepper Court
House, on: Thursday.
Philp News.
New Yozz,Nov. 21.—A rrived—St eamshlps Ariz o na,
from Aspinwall; William Penn, from London; Eagle,
from Havana, and City'of Dlanchester,from Liverpool.
Confirmation of Soniftwortit as Super.
visor for the tastern Distriekot Penn.
sylvanux--Secreary BleCulloen-ltfeld-
ing" Ills Objections to Republicans,
and Confirms Whem—He Accepts tile
Result of the Late ,Idections—the.
Confirmation of Col. lielger ras su.
pervisor—His Autecedents—CoMmis.
stoner is Satisfied With His Honesty,
and Nominates Him.
[Cotrespondenee of the Philadelphia Evening EtaMain.]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 1868.—The -confirma
tion of D. P. Sonthworth as • Supervisor of Rev
enue for the Eastern District of Pennltylvania
took every ono by surprise, as it was unexpected.
It proves, however, that Secretary McCulloch has
ceased his opposition to Republican supervisors
on,the ground that these appointments should
be equally divided between Democrats_and Re
publicans: Mr. Southworth was an outspoken
and earnestand Mr. McCulloch
knew this, but he yieldeareferences to con
siderations of the public good, and
cdnfirmed the nomination of - 111r. /South worth.
Both the Supervisors' for Pennsylvania dee Re
,publicans; Mr. Tutton for the Western,and South
worth for the Eastern District. The Deitiocrats
hers:Niro very -much dissatisfied at this and
confirmation of other Republicans — by Mr. Mc-
Culloch this week, and complain bitterly that the
Secretary has-deserted them in this matter: They
seem to forget that the appointthent of Supervi
sors rests with the Commissioner and Secretary,
and it is a certainty that a Republican Seeretary
of the Treasury will have charge of that dbpart
ment alter the 4th of March noxt,and the chances
are that no Democrat would be allowed to hold
one of these important positions long after that.
date. 'So Secretary McCulloch acted wisely in
confirming avowed Republicans, which will ren
defany.chorterra ” ,,, -. , :..v.P.l.r}rlu t except for other -
- cad& - .. -
An effort was made to-day - by certain parties
to have Sonthworth's confirmation reconsidered,
but it faile,d.
Considerable stir was occasioned to-day by the
'nomination of. Colonel James Be!ger, of Balti
more, as Revenue Supervisor for Texas. He was
immediately confirmed by Secretary McCulloch.
Colonel Belger was recommended by numerous
influential Republicans of Baltimore. Lie was.
during the war, a United States Quartermaster at
Baltimore, and, it will be remembered, was -
charged with defrauding the Government in the
purchase of coal. Ho was tried on these charges
before a court-martial, of which Major-General
Hitchcock was President,and honorably acquitted
of the charges. Subsequently, Secretary
Stanton reviewed• the proceedings of
the court, dissented from.... their verdict,
and recommended President Lincoln to 'dismiss
COL Berger from - the - army, which was done on
general.. orders. About d year ago,' President
Johnson revoked the order: - - of dismissal,. but
Beluer could not be reinstated, as his fornier pities
In the army had been fined. -Many persons be-
Heim that injustice was done him, and Commis
stoner Rollins was so well satisfied of hie honeakf
and integrity that - he recommended him for ap
pointment to the very arduous and responsible
position of a Supervisor of Revenue..- , The facts
of the trial, and the enbeeqUent proceedings, are
familiar to your readers. Susquutrassa..
_ .
—lllstoriwrili.ehortly play Marie Antoinette for
the first time in Italy i • at Florence;
—General Grant' repugnance to sneeeh-making
is said to, be owing to his having had a surfeit of
Badeau rations.
—Parepa-Rosa, eroased the Rocky
Mountaino'from Callfornia,was singing in Omaha
last week. ''
—The Queen . : of the Netherlands; is a emelt
Holmes in Engloxid. Prince Napoleon - and eho
,took tea together at Torquay.
—What two animals took tbolcast baggage ir,to
the ark? The cock and the fox, who took a brush
and comb &tweet; them. - - - -
—Faabionabie, young _lady, Act:aching her hair
before retirinfc—'.'What, drparaa may Cope wlaea,
wo have ehuillod off thini wortg,Co3l . 1 9 ' •