Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, January 15, 1869, Image 1

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50 Per Cent. Dividend
Declared on January Ist, 1809,
S. E. corner Fourth and Walnut Streets.
What' oes this sioaffy to those frumerea and those' about
to tie inured in "The American 1"
tet —lt elm we the pro tpertty of the Company.
2d.-1t shows that the Company does a safe bosh:tem
shows that the iffaira Of the Conips* are well
4th.—lt shows that the Company have placed Just one
half of the annual premium to the, credit of participating
panelist, mad may he used In the payment of future pro•
stb.—lt shows that PI iladelptitans and Pennsylvanians
need not go outside of their own city. and State to find
all that is desirable - in any Lite Inusuranas Company and
to secure all tbo potstble benefits of being Insured.
Why didn't you go into the American Life tget year,
See to tt that you go in for Vai nlzt divanui.
MAL VHIII,IIII, Pint. co. NUM, Vice Prest.
JOAN 8. W11.8,0N, Eccy. .10111 C. 8118, Actuary.
jal4 tb s ta tttvd
Gm &a Nov stilts. MAHON & CO..
=MG 907 Chestnut greet.
Vl' Newest and.ftt- manner. LOUIS DEENA. Sts•
Ginner and Engraver. 1433 Chestnut street. feb 20,1 g
EDWARDS—NIVIII. On the 14th inst, in the Presby
terian Church., at New Castle, Delaware. by Bee. John
B Spotswood , 1).D.. noorge Edwarde to Louisa, daughter
of D. (1. Nivin, ail of No s+ Castle.
HALLOWLLL—JEWETT. —On the 14th inst., at the
residetee of the bride's paronts, Riverside, by Hey. C. U.
DeattY. Chalks Hallowell. of Philadelphia. and Nora
Belle. eldest daughter of lion. T. L. Jewett. of Btaubon.
Ville, Ohio.
LAEDNIII-1 V/ EETZER. -January 13th, at Emanuel
Chtu eh. cony. Pa_ by the ;tee. John C. Protberve,
Lyuford Lardner to Ella M., eldest daughter of IL F.
Sweetzer, he/ . of Boston.
AELTSEN —On Tuesday, the 13th instant, Robert B.
Ar.lfs.tn, t h e MI year of hits age.
Fusers I thla ( iday). 15th fart, at dt. Lake's Church.
O. rtnentown. crerfeely at o'clock
ISLEIDEN --On Thursday, January 11th 1130, Wilke E.
tu et ak Illa den. the Roth year of his age.
•I be relatives and ft feeds of the:amity are limited to at
teu d his luntrut limn the residence of hie father, Wash.
=stem L. Bladen -It o:1411 Reed street on Ilmidcy. I8:h
at le o'clock A. M. Interment at Laurel Bill
t_co etery
11l At li.BUY.N.—Euddenly, on thli 13th (mt., Oliver
BD( koun argil til year*.
lii. retail; et and trietidn are respectfully Divited to et.
ter,d Lie tuncial, . ftorn him late ran:deuce. nil North
Broad street, on traturfley i loth feet, at o'clock. 1 o pro.
ce rd to Le , •tel 11111
ItChTtrk 6.—On Thirciday afternoon, tie 12th hant..
Bomb daug ergo the late Josiah Busting; in the 4t;th
.year lot her age.
The relatives end fritith of. the bonny are Invited to
tatted 'the funeral, from her' late reridente. Darby, on
First der.thelith tett.. et 2 o'clock P.M. - ,rgithoutfarther
KNEASE.— On the 15'h of January, Bp, Anna A.
widow of the late Samuel 11.. KIIPARD.
11‘r .elativee and friends are invited to attend the fu
petal. fn gn the residence of her con•in•law. Ed‘vard
Wood. No 144 Enlace etreet. on 'Monday. the 15th twit.
at 1 o'ciork M at
.1 - 1 $2 60 per yard. at retaiL Tbe#e faillte are mann
factunei hv ( Woo.. of B.rtford. Conn.. and are
warrrnted by them "to be all SIM, fu every fibre and
thr. ad.•
FOr *ale by
Mourning Dry Goods House,
No. 918 Chestnut at , eet.
EVER di LANDEIIL. Founh and Arch Streets.
ler Academy of Music.
On Priday Evening, January 15th.
PRIVATE BOXES In Balcony, bold-
hike,. to be bad at (ii/ULD'S Piano Rooms, No. 91N
CIIFASTNU Sti eat s and at the Academy on the Evening
of the Lecture.
Doom open at 7. Lecture precisely at H.
SPECJAL.—Tn avoid intemiption. the audience is
most earnestly requested to be seated before the Lecture
Proposals will be received at MAL7CLI CHUNK. Pa.,
until Fel:Weary she Mb. IBeN, for the GRADUATION and
ROAD. including the approaches 01 NESQUEIIONING
Speciflcationa and information ELB to the work in detail
may be obtained on application at dui Engineer% Oilire,
Mauch Chunk.
J. B. BOOREBBID, Pica!dent.
jol4 tfal7rP
At the annual election heh
ing gentlemen were clecte
Joeeph Moore,
Joseph B. Mien.
Charles J. Butter.
Edwin IL Eider.
Joshua Lippincott,
Joseph W. hillier,
And at the meeting of
under the auspices of the
Speeches will be mode by'
THOMAS &COLEMAN, Esq . ,. and
• Rey. A. A. wiburs, D. D.
Ladies specially invited. , Services congdence quarter.
o 8 a% lock. • jal4-Stre
..Tan the Mnemonic Concert, RATURDAY
EVENING, .lBth, Apadenly pf Music. I 04 81
"r" teenth greet, above Chestput
M I "413 PAULINE BREW STE' a smirga4
Will deliver a sectors at the above named' place. on
-Reserved seats, 211• to be had at Truroplers, No. 920
•Chestnut et.; Covert's News etand. Continental Ho tel,and
at the door , between 10 and 2 o'clock. jal4 6troo
1116 r HALL, SATURDAY EVENING. January 18 6 9,
in the imereet of the Workingmen and Women of Arno.
rice. and of t the Fenian Brotherhood. Subject—'The
English Battik,: or. Train ye, John. Bull." Tickets, with
reeerved unite, tO cents. Daily sales of tickets at Concert
Ball box office. Gould% Continental and Poet-Wilco
Nowa Stand. . jolt:kW
Stir pel i ) t t A ll i e D •
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e SIF R Y v -Flt h rE BELA'
harmonic Society_ toncert, triI B TUIIIrAY Erdrali!T h a i rt .
16, Academy of music. 3a14 3t
, holders of the Mercantile Library Company will be
neld at the Library Room, on TUESDAY EVENING.
January Bch, 0. 7% o'clock.
ja9tlPrel, JOHN LARDNER, Roc. Sec'y.
16 r Rad. at Grand Concert, SATURDAY EVENING.
Jan.l6. Academy of Music. Jal4.3t.
i l lar Grand Concert on SATURDAY EVENING. Jan.
16th, Academy of Music. jal4,3t
N 4. 1b Routh Ninth .°"kroalicooll, ?diep"tnia
~,t8e..808, and Bodily Daformities troatod - ADO'S`
daily at 19 o'clock. n098n0.r05
aeir HOWARD HOSPITAL, NOB. 1818 AND 1620
. Lombard street. Dleponeary Department—Modi
ca! treatment and medicine furnished gratuitously to
the poor.
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1111-ADELPIIIA..IO.II 15. /5e
d the 13th indent. the follow•
d Directore for the chiming
iJames N. Stone.
Michael Baker,
Israel Peterson.
William Overington,
Alexander M. Fox..
Jacob Mega
i Young.
the Directors, held this day
unanimously reelected Yresi-
1.1( DR: J. F. BOYNTON. •
DR. J. BOYNTON. the celebrated and popular Lecturer
on Otology end the Natorni Belewep. will eve, by mot.
OF CREATION, au follows:
The above series of lectures were. recently given in
New York "city. at THE COOPER INSTITUTE. to
audiences filling every seat and occupying every avails..
ble inch of standing room.
Tickets for the course. six In number, with reserved
reatz, 83.
The opening gale of ticket' mill commence on Monday
morning, January 18. at Gould'e Piano Rooms, 9M Chest ,
nut street: Jals ill
At an elottion held in the I
following named la tocichold
thia Hank:
Ea* in 51... Lewie.
John Arhharat.
Anthony J Antal°,
itenjentin A. Farnham,
Francis Tete,
.Lindley Snot th.
Eicbard C. Dale.
And et ameetirg of the D
Lt:,,W IP, Fsq, use tusaldruo.
At anelection held on the
I g named Simla/olde'
Wni. F.
re.lah Afft.ir4ork.
.John Baird.
Thomas rather.
b. D. Walton,
A. Boyd Cumminim
I. V. Will
. .
ilnd at a meeting of the D
'F.I.IU(3IIES. Eeq., 'me it.
Pitil.wort.rtni, Jac tiaey 15, 1i:4V.4
n t an election held on the 12th toot. the following gen
tlemen were elected birectore of tiliA Batik :
thee. F. Norton, . C. U. Dohrin&
F. P. Slitchell, Theo. Wilton.
14. NJ l'iturouchc. - 11 W. Gray,
W. A. Bolin, Samuel R. Achten,
Pool P. Seller. /Yin. F. Lfareell,
Jno. Wenerneker. Bebert B. Sterling'.
And at a meeting of the Board, held rile day. Cherie!
F. 1 . 401 , T0pi, Fen.. was unsabaotrelrrieelected Praddent
Jal.s. ' • - ' H.C.IPLING, Cashier.
W. 147 The attnnel meeting of •the etockholdere of the
4 ontinental Hotel Column , . for the election o.f five m an
agent end the traneactien of other haziness, will be held
on 8 seTURDAY. January 224 lEal, at 12 *lock. M., at the
lioteL - J. SERGEANT riat: El.
i.ib•tv..l tecretarv.
_ohm- M ElitalA 'Ts. FUND.
The annual meeting of the Merchants' Fund will
be held at the rooms cf the Board of Trade.on Eti DAY
A FTIP ENuON, he I9W inst. at fous o'c °et. Members
end contributors are particularly requested tab° preeent
WILLtaM 11. BA :DN.
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'11:11.1r... ERNE +II Lit.
2.1. E. E. IfORAN
Edward Moran is a producing power of se , h
rapidity and force that it is difficult to lay the
finger on him and say just what he is doing on
any given day. The painting in progress as we
pen the commencement, of this article may be
finished ere we close, and another, of tome senti
ment quite different, under weigh. We are
always sure of a surprise to reward us for the
breathless clamber up to his tower.
When we last mounted the steps of Parnassus
we found the busy painter actively distributing
the finishing touches to a large picture •`Virginia
Sands." It is a clear, diaphanous effect of after
noon light basking upon the broad sands some
where about the opening of Chesapeake Bay, and
transmuting their silver to pale gold. The sense
of solitude, and that of cool, salt freshness by
the sea-side, are very well communicated. On
those wide stretches guarded by the watchful
guns of Fortress Monroe, the sweeping gall has all
the breadth of nature for his privacy; or, if human
society is found, it is likely to be in the simple,
barbarian negro of the downs, whose dream of
fortune is the dismantling of some great man-of
war that rots in the ooze. A group of these
bwart sea-side figures—scavengers as native and
appropriate as the fish-hawks—give vivacity to
the foreground. Tufts of rank grass push heavily
up from their crystal beds, upon which their
bluish, spiked shadows are printed ,by the Ban.
Beyond, on the left, the harsh and bristling wild
oak forest, defending itself against the east wind
In hollow squares, with its green bayonets close
,-erried and bristling;on the right, the shelving,im
maculate, dazzling sands, with the gauzy ocean
floating across them like a blue scarf; that to the
story of the picture. Moran never goes out of
his way to seize the hidden sentiment, the ineffa
ble motive of nature. Be is content to paint, as
nearly as he possibly can; what he has seen; be is
notlo much the library-peet as ,the Watchful,
keen-eyed traPper, always amidst the myetery
and neyer.sleeplogi and. We successes are thoSe of
attentiveness and fidelity,` l&S thOde oi the plan iat who, by downright calculation of time
conscientious reading of his notes comes odt with
more of the emotion of his master than he who
ehandens lame& to 'feellitg , ' and': ob3enree the
composer's thought with meanings of his own.
A entailer picture reprefients a rich afternoon
(fleet at Cape Elizabeth, a point a little south of
Portland, Maine. MorbnL seems 'determined to
give a romantic, Italian, Claude-like temper to
this New England eoast,,,which the Pilgrims
thought so bleak and forbidding. The deep sea
side pasture, rich as L tufted gold
,in the Bun,
with figures in attitudes of repose, and graceful
bouquets of Mee en silhouette against i the sunset,
receives an interpreilttion more fit.for our ideas
of the Mediterranean' shore , , than that of the
vexed, shipwrecking Atientia. We have placed
this picture next the above because the treatment
of the sea in' both—by very slight but felicitous
method—is eindlar, and recalls the hazy blue of
the Bay of. Naples. ',The paint is managed with a
good deal of the easy transparency of watercolor.
A little further up the Maine coast, at the en
trance of Penobscot Bay, lies the tity,but impor
tant island, of Whitehead, distinguished for its
lighthouse, and for its thousand-pound fog bell.
Moran has passed up the indented shore and
found this wild--foam-washed rock, and levied
upon it for two of his most telling compositions. -
A small picture, partly painted on the seem
where the salt spray, dashing back-:from:the
cliffs; has mingled with the, oil upon the palette,
gives an evening view, wherein, each sharp
Jan. 16.1869.
Mth day 01 January. 1.601. the
to were elected Directors of
• •
Joehua B. Lippincott,
J. Edward Futuna,
George W. Farr, Jr..
. o . 7 llllatu O. Woodward,
(Marie, H. Hutchinson.
Henri P. Sloan.
!recto:re this day EDWIN .5L
lsly reelected President
. 111,81iTON. Cam hien
ummertrum. Jar , . 15, letla.
Vitt) of Japnary, 180:1. the fot
ivere electo4,Directorl , of thla
Chan E. Lex.
Codirk Collect.
, J. P. WetherML
i C. Hears Gorden.
Wist..F. iierstmann.
'tractors this day. WILLIAM
aanicaotady re-alerted
),t[H,4l)EjApar:A., FRIDAY, JANUARY;I#,,,..B6.
wave, 'atilt, lifhi 410inid ,the boats, is made.a,
, innilr color's by;"the refracted ,light, The
• other, a niiich larger composition, :represents the
seen ; 'tinder effects, ao &relent AS to make
it feareolY recognizable . , It ha early morning. the •
sun Choking in a thousand fOlds of isltite New
England fog; indite lobitei-beits; , feeling . thEir
way along, the craggy outline of the Wand, are
taking np the traps; the sails in the distance look
spectral ,behind the mist. This is an atmospheric
study so different from all the rest—so glacial,
cheerless, and dull, that it stands among the warm
sunsets on the other easels like a bloodless ghost
amen hicarnathins,
A small study from Buffalo, with a long 'wharf
and light-house, a distreseed schooner beating off
the shore and ilfe-boat putting nitt to her assist
9,1308, is an Interesting reminiscence of an actna
Incident on Lake Erie, communicated. - t - the ar
list while on the spot •
idoran's finest, or at least most imaginative and
itioressive composition Is hardly yet in a state to
criticise; it is dead-colored, and the story com
pletely' made out, and a few passages are finished
in detail; but it is still in the condition which
leaves so much to the fancy, and which a land
scape-paper we know describes as his , own
favorite style, under the name of Unseenery.
it is a representaffon ipf the coast by Cape Ann,
after a storm, and includes the terrible sunken
ledge proverbial for ill omen under the name of
"Norman'. Woe" - It will be a chaotic and fear !
Cul melange of agitated water and rocks red with
sunset, the whole telling in , another metre that
sad story which Longfellow Etas made so pathetic
in ballad literature,ol the Wreck of the Hesperus.
"Such was the wreck of the Hesperab,
In the tempest and the snow!
Christ save us all from a death like this,
On the reef of Norman's Woe!"
A Philadelphia Lady Painter.—We observe in
the Horne Journal, of January 13, the following
graceful and merited compliment tort picture by
a young lady of our city:
"A noteworthy painting among those that now
occupy the gallery of Leavitt & Streghbeigh, is
Couture's "Decadence Romaine," reproduced by
Shea Anne Lee, an accomplished lady, belonging
to the highest circles of Philadelphia society.
The original, as is well known,' ranks among
Couture's masterpieces, and its raft: , artistic mer,
its are preserved in the present work
in a - manner highly creditable to the
-kill of the fair artist. In breadth' and
vigor of execution, boldnesS of eharac
terization andAramatie power, it is especially ad
mirable, reflecting so much of the style and ge
nius of the great master, and affording art exam
-ple of success in these qualities . , which rare
onong.our hub' artists. • This reproduction, it is
- created • quite - a sensation , —in Paris,,
wherfit was first brought out, and we doubt not
it will find due: ppreciation among our,
ers on the occasion of its present exhibition.
We are very glad tote able to say amen with
all our heart to the criticism of the Home Journal.
The progress and env:tees Of Mid's Lea in bit' art
have been rapid, and, the ambitions copy aid
has tinderteßen does berlininenee credit.
A Statuette , for the Sportenzep.—Mr.ilcinkeY,'
of Elmira, . has brought out a little group of
brook-fishers,so full of the veritable spirit of tile.
thing that the spectator who knows anything of
ronting can almost feel the cool wattra•unning out
at the toe of his boots as he assists at this "Land
ing of a Beauty." The statuette consists of three
figures,the hero bringan enormous trout, and the
other two belonging to that order of mammalle
known as trout-fishers. The moment is one of
-nspense; the fish has been all but drowned by a
ong course of chasing, 'the man with the rod is
winding him in with the reel, while the comrade
:8 caressingly managing him with the landing
net. Beauty in distress has seldom been depicted
,n a more interesting . situation. .The figures are
about the size of those in a "Rogers Group.'
Copies of this and the other interesting works of
Mr. Conkey are displayed by, Messrs. Earle-
—Miss Susan Gallon, the prima donna of the
company now performing at the Theatre Gore-
ique, will have a benefit to-night. Two naw
operettas will be produced, Lischett an o i Frii:e%•.a
and La Rose tit St. Fleur. We hope MISS G.ilton
will sing to as large an audience as the little
theatre can contain. She is worthy of the com
pliment of a crowded house. She is pretty,
graceful and fall of life and spirits. Her voice is
/c sweet clear soprano, quite powerful enough for
the room in which she sings; and she is; Withal,
a very unusually good actress. It is
not too much to say that in the brief
period of her engagement here, she
has won great popularity, and that, too, among
people whose good opinion is worth having—
people who indicate their favor upon the counter
of the . box office. The company is a very good
one, and quite large enough. for a snug theatre
like the Comique. During the past three weeks
the attendance has -been uniformly good, and if
the entertainment in the future is, made equally
attractive, there is no reason why the place
should nothe Crowded every night and the heart
of Manager Donnelly made glad, as he balances
his bank account.
This theatre is precisely the proper place for
comic onera. 'lf performances of that class had
ways tieen confined to such a , locality in this
city, and had been kept out of the Academy, so
that Italian and German 'opera could' have had a
chance; if'other prime (bons had been as nice in
their behavior as Miss Galton is, and as careful
to exclude'nastlness from the stage. they would
have received ntore encouragement from respect,
able people,
—To-morrow night the first grand concert of
the Philharmonic Society will be given in the
Academy of Music. An orchestra of flirty-five of
aost accoMplished instrpmental performers
irpthis city will be present under the direction of
Mr. Wm.'o. Dietrich:_
The'greatattraction upon
the programMe -is is; famous Seventh
Symphony, which will be given Li splendid style.
Mlle. Camilla Urso, the, violinist; will perform,
and Mr. Charles Jarvis will give a piano 8010.
There is every reason'to believe that this concert
will be first rate in every respect, and as it is the
beginning of a series from a society which de
serves hearty support and encouragement, we
sincerely hope there will lie,a large attendance.
—The regular Sentz-Hassler orchestra matinee
will be given.at Musical Fund Hall, to-morrow
afternoon. The . following , programme will bo
Reformation O j zmphOtiy. , .... .Mendelseohn
I. •Andante—, negro con , fueco. .2. Allegro vivace.
_ _ 8; Andante.
Choral—Ein' tests-Bum is unser Gott—Allegro YlVaCe
--Allegro maestoso.
.Piano Solo, 1 fa. 3 lSelierzo---B'llat minor Chopin
ku The Mermaid's Rhapsody..Ropkins
r. Jerome :Hopkins.
Fest 0verture. ' .::.:.'...:....'.: : .Karl Hohußto clr
Atad-Cap Galop---lligaelle pour Pdrehestre.HoPki us
—Mr. J; E. McDonough will .appear, at the
Walnut this evening in 44116- Dark.
At the'Arch to-night A' Flas4 of Lightning
,will be given.
—The American Theatre announces a miscel
laneous bill for to-night.
—To-morrow (Baturday)evenlng George Fran
cis Train - will - speak at Concert 'Hail upon the
theme "The English Misfile; Or Train versus John
—On the evening of Wednesday the 2otp, Mies
Pauline Brewster Smythe will deliver a lecture in
the Amateur Drawing Room, upon the‘.sublecl,
-"An Appeal to Woman.
. • .-
Correisiondenee, of the l'hiladelottla EVeaLtet Banallril, •
'Nuts, Dec. 29, 1868.—IntipiteAAESettein qua , '"
- tlenti and 'threatened' betitedeti ' . Greek .
' - fire' and Turkish scimetare - in Bpanislt
and Carlist Spite of
trouble in the East or the West- r intipite of pop
tics; in short, in any part Of the world—the good
citizens of Paris and their :Otigiortma fOreign,
visitors are elevoting, themselves,. es ;lentil; to, lm
enjoym cuts and occupations of.this festive season.
All serious business is at a stand still, unless it
be the business of buying and selling nicknacks,
which is often a serious businesti enough, espe l i
cially for young gentlemen.` in society," at this -
Hine of year. Countless croWels'fill all the thor
oughfares, rendering locomOtion well-nigh full , :
pOssible, especially in.front.of the favorite stores
n etrcnnes, and articles especially fitted for, New
frear'e presents. The wealth,foreign and native,
,of she French capital mustbaye Increased per
monsly of late, to judge. by the coeWnesa of the
objects displayed In every window, , the, magnitl:
gence of the decorations inside, the . number of
ptuebasers, and the amount of hard cash which
ie evidently being expended. Tel call,one of these
'.,receptacies of fashion and inxury by the veil
... name of .. boutique, or , "shop," is .
simply 'profanation. They are.saloturi magnificent -
salons, fitted tip and decorated with the latest and
most elegant inventions of modern taste and art,
and served by 'young clemoisillei, whose toilettes
and-bearing are as "distingtffiffied" as those of any
Duchess or Princess at the Tuileries.. There is a
celebrated perfumer, Violet,.-at-a' choice corner ,
of the Italian Boulevard. One hesitates to cros s
the threshold if the weather happeria to be bad ;
and the streets ever so little dirty, or to soil the
beautiful tints of the carpets; and one wipes one's
shoes, respectfully, outside, before taking the
'liberty of going in and venturing to ask to be done
out of one's money! Besides the "shop," a sort of
imperial boudoir,, there is a second and . Inner .
salon, a favorite rendezvous of the fair sex, and
into whose recesses the male creation is seldom
- allowed to penetrate., Hero "complexions" of
every shade can be "tried on" under every light,
I -• from broad day to a gentle twilight, or in the
brilliant sparkle of a score Or two of wax boogies.
'To look arm:lndere in this paradise of foppery,one
I would think that men, and women were born for
• no other purpose-than to use the comb and the
brush, the pomatum and the scent pot. It is
hard to say whether the eye or the nose is most
,overpowered by the proximity in which it finds"
..lteelf. And everywhere, as you go along thp
• streets, it is the same; everywhere you pee est.
deuces of the enormous increase of luxury and
extrevagance In the wares displayed for sale
4 . iiroughout the mart of universal Europe and the,
world_ _The states of brorizee-mitrOlesitnalelieus,
works of art, have assumed colossal proportions,•
and tecome exhibition-galleries,filled with objects
I Of dimensions suited ontf to a 'modein
. palabe. It
id wonderful to contemplate the wealth and the
gime,. of customers which must be required
to become the owners of such articles as
'yet :now seecommonly displayed everyivhere for
eale,,at such prices as are demanded, and at such
/ nts. as are paid by the occupiers of such
There is one feature which strikes an American's
I . 'eye in the midst of all this display, and imparts
to biin.a sort of solid satisfaction to see the share
hp takes in this world's fair. Even in this city of
pourinets,.aud where delicate living Is thought to
- be' filmed par excellence, the "good things" of
America are steadily making their way to the
1. knowledge and favor of the public. Pass-
I ing the other day before one of
the best known pro Vision stores kir delicacies
,taf. - the . higher class in Paris, I found its win
dowbsolntely filled with newly arrived Ameri
etinigoods, such as Duffield's breakfast bacon and
pressed beef, from Chicago; all carefully packed
In.Waiffileather,and attracting a crowd of gazers,
aS'tieing still something novel, together with a
choice selection of hams from the same locality
Then as to hominy, American peaches, pine
apples, and preserved fruit of all kinds, they are
becoming.indigenons among ns, and have long
been.appreciated as they deserve. But the great
est and latest :American triumph in the eating line
'the wonderful success, amounting almost
.to Area!, of the Bostonian crackers establish-.
ment, so famous at the Exhibition last year, but
now . permanently located in the Boulevard
11aleshetbe, not far from the 3iadelaine, and be
come- a F‘reneh national "institution."' "Have
you. -tasted . toe biscuits Autericalimi" (giving a
- French_ pronunciation to the words,) is the ones
-lion-which salutes you on every side at luncheon
or.dessert dine, And then those beautiful Amer
_We always thought "French bread"
primatehabie until now, bat are compelled to
acknOwledge that no compound of flour and
water ever equalled these. It is really carious
telteelhe 'crowd which collects round the winr .
dows of this establishment at "baking' dine," and
witnesitnewender and amazement of the Intdattde
de.Paris, alias cockneys, as they watch the thou - .
sands , of. biscuits of every shape and size being
literally,-!‘turned". - out of the steam apparatus,
"Well: `these Americans certainly have a way of
doing , everything luster' than anybody else." was
thipleptatk of, a petit rentier„ as holietbbled away
from the sight, having very been -a boa
langeriotti.'slower" description once upon a time
hiitetilf:` The finest ladiett. of ' Paris now
~their, carriages' and descend. to . carry
Off Weir "loaf," or their packet tit.bisetitte, or, an -
Ainerican Mince-pie, or a New - :Fear's, day, cake . '
, -theieselVes,lrom the now well-knOWn and fash4
lonabie rendezvous, about forti• o'clock in the
nftericiott,'whee all these choiceprodectionsare .
het and freeli fratii the the - - Araerictui..
population '1641f
. 18 now numerous in. arts; -
that it' as become amore marked feature than ,
any other. transatlantic prodnerion. No wander
that all its wants,, both native, and . fereigp are so
will provided for; for, by general assent, Anierl,
cans arenoW the hostel:m*loe - and the best Imp , -
porter - 6'6f Parisian taste and 'luxury.
'From till that I hear; no American will' haire
trtiehreed to regret his absence either front New
Ybilr; - : or any other city-of the 'Union, on . New
Year's day- next. There will, be open 'house
threngiibut,tbe large.iniericalicoleny,Where it Is
determined to receive all visitors and to celebrate
the Oectiship hi regUlar:"hene"'. style. General
Dix, and hierieWly married 'daughter who will,
replace heithother in doing the honors.. of - the:
inieriorin•lernbabsy this, inter• Will set,7the ex- ..
- ainple - (and tie.at home-to
. allneemers-orr:
• neXt,/.i. Indoegkiviiatlietween.,F.reneb, brainier'
can tiespitalltieb,Me dartbreateribto be nlormi
dablo business tbritny ope. Who, undertakes duly, : 7
the'dittide , theretif tO.hinitielfarid - irlends!
Tb ,I.lpperitil-audqhe::prlacel of-the"„
Asturias appear, to .be becoming "chums" to
gether.. The night before last the former "gave
a party" , to tho latter at the Talleries, , where a
gigantic , Christmas tree; laden with "golden"
fruit, had its - branches sitaiten: to ' 601316 purpose
byl a mob of little Princes and' 'Princesses,
Vfsdottnta and Viscottniesses, - and other titled
lipittlans; Next day the Spanish Prince sent a
superb writing-desk to the VrenCh Prince, and
the latter, determined not to be outdone, re
sponded by a . choice assortment' of toys. The
two also take their riding lessons together, and
are evidently preparing to befriends, whether In
exile or,on the throne, time mint show.
Ritualism itt aUglatid.
An'English paper says':
Notwithstanding thodecision against Rttualism, ,
lighted est:dies were need'at the " hlgh celebra
tion" at St. Albans, Holboni. The Rev. Arthur
Hr Stanton , preached a . short sermon-from the
Epistle of she day (St. John the Evangelista day),
"Truly our fellowship is with the. Father,,, and
with His Son Jesus Christ." The preacher, said
a grievous wrong had been done them—whether
by the Judicial Committee or 'by the 'pro
moters of the late snit the preacher did not
say—but it had not marred their sacred i joy,
and, perhaps, this was, the .hapPiest ,Christmas
they had ever spent or • should spend. Their
aim, he said, was not to obtain power ' nor to
master the intelligence of. England, but to win
the heerts of the people, and this they were do
ing. Since the wrong' they had sustained had
become known they had received the . warmest
demonstrations of sympathy, and in hundreds of
Christian homes St. Albans, Holborn, had,been
remembered this Christmas with love and prayer.
After observing that patient enduranee of wrong
was one of the means by which the world was to
be won for Christ, the preacher, without any for
mal conclusion, descended the pulpit stairs and
resumed his plece in the chancel. The service
then proceeded, Mr. Mackonochie himself being
the celebrant.
is coons a evident in. a Mine. Caused by
The English papers of the 30th ult. contain the
following account of an accident of an alarming
character which occurred a few days ago in an
iron-stone colliery in Shropahire. About a dozen
men were employed, when the gas,in the work
ings fired and all of them were injured. It is
hoped, however, they will recover. The Wel
lington, Journal says: "The part of the mine
where, the ignition occurred was a new opening,
at a considerable distance and in an opposite
difection , from the older workings. In
which. also, there were men employed at
the same time. In the part where the ac
cident happened there were .usually -three; men
set to "holing;" but in this instance, to expedite
tbe work. there were ten men and a youth en
gaged at this spot. The company had witlrthem
a safety Latin, out we are not certain whether the
lamp' was burning at the lime or not It would
seem there were candles In use. Certain it is, the
..as took fife with• a terrible effect. The , men
etupAeyed some five to six hundred-.yards off, in
another part of the mine, felt the sudden-motion
and draw on the air around Them; but the vie-
LIMB eveloped In the burning element were, seri
ously injured. Six of them were married men.'
The enleven are all more or lees injured, soine of
them seriously:
hcatinctive Floods In the IProvt/inces,
News received in London on the 20 tri alt.-states
that great floods' prevailed yesterday in:SOO:10
parts of the Fens. Between. Ely and Teter
uorough many thousands of acres were last night
submerged. A Nottin g gbam pa 'per of the 30th ult.
states that the continued rains have caused the
(rent to overflow its banks to a serious extent,
not only in the neighborhood of Nottingham, but
along the valley of the Trent generally: The
water at the Trent bridge was within 8 inches of
186-I. The works at the new Trent bridge are
stopped by the' flood. In the King's Meadows
there is water on each side, of the Midland Rail
way, and there is much water out on all the low
lying lands in the neighborhood, causing much
inconvenience to the inhabitants. Between Not
tingham and Ratcliffe there is a good deal of land
water water.
The Guillotine and the •Last Condom,
R 0311.7, Dec. 22 1.868.—"T0 be or not to be"
guillotined is still the, question with the con
demned prisoners Ajani and Luzzi; bat as they
have acpealed against their sentence, and the
Consulta Tribunal will not give final judgment
until after the Epiphany, there is time for diplo•
matte influence to be brought to bear upon the
wore merciful propensities of the Suorente Pon
tiff in their behalf. I learn from
the beet sources that this time tae sen
tence of death will not be carried out, not from
any increase of clemency on the part of the ec
clesiastical government, which would have wil
lingly dealt a second death-blow at its mulles,
sheltered as it is from,4llconsequence behind the
a?s.is of French protection, but because the
French .Ambassador has received instructions to
interpose his ucto, in order to avoid the tremen
dous uproar which such a sanguinary bravado
would inevitably excite throughout the kingdom
of Italy.
In his examination Signor Ajani spoke out
with the stoic firmness of a Fabricine, acknowl
edged that he had conspired against the priestly
government,. as his fatties and grandfather had
done before him and his eons would do after him
until ecclesiastical rule should be extinct. He
declared that hie accomplices were numerous;
but he declined mentioning their names, offering
kis life as a willing sacrifice for the achievement
of a glorious end. Both Ajani and Luzzi are Ro
mans by birth, but the latter is a much older man
than the former.
Among other signs of the irritation now exist
ing in consequence of the Much discussed execu
tions of Monti and Tognetti is the refippearance
of the Roman Insurrectional Committee by
means of a clandestine circular, which I translate
as follows:
Romuns—The unfortunate Monti and Tognetti
have _fallen under the priest's knife. According
to' hat results from their trial, they, would have
been the least responsible, or 'at least the most
excusable persons. Why, therefore, kill them in
such an atrocious manner? .Because the Pontiff
thirsts for blood, and he who thirsts for blood
cares not whence it comes.., -But this, blood re
quires vengeance. It would} have lied it if we had
nof,been taken by,surprise; and had some more
days tune. But never mind, Vengeance will come,
'and soon ' Walt little longer:
Teti TrisunnucricrsAu CommxTruir OF RouE.
Rome, 1868:
A more,serions matter than clandestine circu
lars is the prop9sition of the Italian parliamen
tary committee in discussing the budget to sus
pend farther payment of the. Pontifical dividends
do recently accepted by the Italian :government.
Carried into effect this measure may bring about
a hitch with Prance, who considerslterself to be
in duty bounds to guarantee the 'ltalian. oblige
tions established by the September Convention,
although sho,does not fulfil, her own:viz,, that of
evacuating the Pontifical _territory.
Austrliti!, Preparaticms for Wpx.
The principat commanders Of, the Austrian
navy have,been ordered to the naval station on
the Adriatic, to prepare for immediate service, if
necessary' The Vice Admiral Baron de Poeck has
received very definite instructions to co-operate
with; the commander of the French squadron.
:The government of Hungary is actively prepa
ring for war. One hundred mountain Datterlea
have been ordered to Transylvania, and the en
gineering corps are busily emphiyed in the form
ation of entrenched camps on, the frontiers of
- '
'Serious fears are entertained' that inundations
viii occur-in Fralico,and the waters of the Loire,"
LI c li~NSTOIt PubllS~er;
Rhone and Saone ; Dave already •overflowedlita
several parte. Nantes and Lyons are. already
partially submerged.
Greek Jfirtsfarrants. , ,
Numerous famines of Greek, Gnigrankr/Itsve
arrived at Galatz and Ismail, front Turkey., r , ; The
Ronnialulan government aeeords tifeirt the prollee
don of the laws of the country, but not thaedf the
Greek consulate. All, manifestations hot rite
Turkey have been forbiddenthem, rinder pan Of
immediate expulsion. i
—Forte crayon is in the 10cm:tit:Auld. •
—The English residents at - Florence support a
new magazine ealled.the Fleur-degyB.-
-flue Denln is in London, looking'for ad en
'Oysters sellat one dollar a thonseztd, In Ten
—Tsventy.e i liht thousand miles of telographi
wire lu the I/ ted States,
—A son of Dr. MiWngen, Byron's physiChus,
leads a band of Cretan insurgents.
—A miserly human.monster,living at West
port, Mo., the other day offered to sell his links
boy for six dollarsi.
-A little thief in Cincinnati has been sent to the
workhouse for six months. He is fourteen years
old, and the.laid arrest was his twentieth.
—MoYerbeer'swidow has disposed of 'her ;only
unmarried daughter .to an Austrian baron; and
will settio in Vienna. ,
—Jefferson Davis has returned to London, but
is going to the south of France for,the winter and
for his health, which is bad.
—Domestic cats have gone wild in 8314 Joa
quin county, California, and are making great
trouble. •
—A method of extracting the indigo' ;from
second-hand postage stamps has beeirpatented
in England.
-I-The New York World says, "the Dentoerats
of New England have never had* justice done
them." Perhaps, as the rogue •anggested tto the
judge, that is the very thing they -dread.
—ln California, after three wet winters a dry
one is on hand—and a dry winter. Impltesa► de
ficiency of cereals. The granaries of the State am
overflowing with the surplus product of ~20,000,
000 bushels of wheat.
- •
—The widow of Marshal Daionst ,has, died
within 'the last few days, at the age - of„88, in
Pariti: Her brother Was General Ceelerc
in 1798 to Pauline .33onariarW -- -the-Stperor's
sister. •
—An Alabama paper, speaktn of Florida says:
"There. : are also numerous smalllakete oepure
water, filled with fish, mine of which are only a.
few rods in extent, while others are froja two to
ten miles in length." ,
—Etotatio Seymour is going to run for Borne
office, •I suspect, for,ile told tile 'Jackson 'anion,
the; other day, ttiat - he "will - hever seek po
litical honor bt• Office." Ale has an eye du Some
thine, or be would not talk in thisklacllning - way.
--Letterto Troy Times. - =
—A learned Sgi:(l7li writes to the Americati Nat
urglin that othe male mosquito is beautiftd; both
physically and morelly,as may do not
manners are more;retiring - thau those - of:i their
stronger minded partners, as they rar•SlY: 4 enter
our dwellings, and live unnoticed in the woods."
—A little operetta called "Les, Horreurs.de la
Guerre," has been having a great nail in Paris. Its
-central-idea-is Ahat-two--Germais-Grand-Dukes, -
with four soldiers , apiece, resolve to go , to war
for the possession of a fair damsel, and its pur
pose is, of course, to, ridicule the profession of
—The late Baron Rothschild left a fortune
amounting to the enormous sum in rontid.num
hers of 1250.000,000. Of this vast estate he left
150,000,000 to his widow, sloo,ooo,ooo'=to his
eldest son, 40,000,000 to his second, and $10.000,-
000 to his youngest son. He also left $10,000,000
to his nephew, son of his brother Solomon:
—The Marquis de Caux (Patti's husband) is
fair, fat and forty-four. His nose has the ruby
lint imparted by much champagne, and he is
very fond of his siesta. He sleep!, three times a
day, and Patti calls him renttorm. The Marquis
ie not fat, but has a pronounced abdombial prcr
—Baron James Rothschild said one. d4y he
always knew when people Were talking about his
fellow-Ilehrows,--whether the latter 'same rich or
poor. Upon being asked to - eiplaluhoW,lnicame
to know that, he replied ! • "Why, yodinfeilwhen
people are talking about a wealthrmtm;:qf my
creed, they call him an Israelite, bat ilheile poor
they call him a Jew."
—The Emperor Napoleon, in return for aproof
copy of M.Gustaye_Dore.'s illustrations of. Dante,
sent the artist a pencil surmounted- withAlargo
diamond. The following autograph letter atcom
panted ;he present: "Monsieur Doril—Youi pen
cil produces such beautiful things that 'should
he pleased if you would do something for my
sake with the pencil I now .send• you. , —Napo-
"0, tell me wherhis fancy hred,':
She asked, and getting bolder,
She placed her little'darang head
And chignon on nty shoulder.
And with no more poetry in
M' soul than in a quaker's.
Replled, with idiotic grin,
"You'll find it at tlie,baker's."
--For sonic time there has been a spicy torree
nondence between the Archduchess Sophia,
- Idsviimillan's mother, and the committf3o-whica
has charge of the project to erect a montugo It to
the Archduke-Emperor of Mexico. The' cOrres
pondence regarded Napoleon's sabscripition to
the monument, which the old Archdneheas did
not want the committee to accept.
—The poem which was recited In Stockholm at
the inauguration of the statue of thakterolcmtid
man, Charles the Twelfth, was written, ny the
present King of Sweden.. His daughter, the
Princess Lomaa,who listened to the mailing of
the ode with radiant eyek'was the ) onl;p'Persou
present on the occasion who knew that heiqather
WOO the author of the pOem which waa raptnr
ously applauded. , t,
—The Leipsig Theatre CAroniele' contains the
following warning: "We beseech, the fair readers
of the Titeatre Chronicle, - for their `IMO good, to
remove the so-called and much, used -PonAde de
Lyons from ,their dressing cases, foithe official
organ of, the physicians and dreggists of the
kingdom of . Saxony asSures the public,. on the
best scientific authority ; that the aforesaid po
niatiani is made of human 'fat, obtained froin the
Parisian dissecting,-rooms."
7-The hair of the Caprian peasant l o comen is
dark, Instrous,'and heavy, massively rippled la
thick furrows over low classic brows, as titian la
antique Grecian and Roman statues. • Therwear
it ; plaited in two long plaits, and tliet3o;b4pg half
way to their heels when let down._ They.ll,Kener
all; wear the plaits coiled up and,lo4,tl)rough
with a long, carved silver bodidn. I,AO3tudkho,
about as large as a small dagger,, termlntilos at
the hilt in an open hand, , if tho wearkbi.Unmar
ried; and If a married woman, you may Itnow it
by the band being closed:
—A. citizen of tVashnigten, whom wo Will call
Mr. P.,once rang, at the door Of•the British. Minis
ter, and toning the servant that bad , important
business with the Minister, was ;;shown' into an
ante-room, where ho ivies oboe joined by that offi
cial, when the following dialogrte took place:
"May I ask, sir, 'Whitt Intsinesa It is that 'you have
with me?" "CertairtlY, sir; it •is this:lb passing
your house I learned that you have.% whist - party
here to-nighty and, us , I am remarkably fond of
the game, I thought I would just stop fa and
see what are trumps." The sublime impudence
of the thing se amused' the Minister thst ,he In
vited the intruder into the room whore the guests
were assembled, and introduced hint as "Uteraoat
impudent man• in America."