Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, May 05, 1869, Image 1

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    GIBSON PEACOCK.. Editor.
I v ties. 4ro. Now ItYleit. MABON &
suatit 9Ol Chestnut street.
Newest and beet mariner. LotilB DREECA, tita•
enter arul Engraver. 1083 Chestnut street. feb 20:0
CLINGAN.—Ott the A.4th Last.. Edward Grant. son
of C. M. and M. T. Clinger', aged 14 years, 1 month
and 18 days.
The relatives and friends of the family are invited
to attend the funeral, from his parents' residence, No.
5017 Spruce street, on Friday afternoon. Leave the
hone at 4 o'clock. To proceed to Laurel UIII.
ELY.—Suddenly, on he moriairm of the sth Inst.
General John Bly, Marshal of the Eastern District of
Penney Ivani a.
Dne notice will be given of the funeraL •••
DULLES.—On Monday afternoon, Bd teat , Marga
ret Welsh. only daughterof William and Fanny Dulled,
aged lb years.
Funeral cervices will he held on Thursday morning:,
at 113 i o'clock. fNew Yifrk vapors please copy.) •
FULLER —On the: 4th Wet.. Abbott Chauncey,
youngest child of Merle T. and the late Abbott U.
Ullel, aecd9 years ann t months, •
RANDOLPH.—On the 6th inst., at 6 o'clock A. M.,
Philip Physick Randolph, son of the law Jacob Ran
do'nb. M D. ll4l
WRIGHT.—On the 26 instant, Edward Broguard,
eldest son of Samuel G. and Margaret B. Wright., of
Wrightstown, N. J., in the 20th year of his age.
The relatives and friends of the family are respect
tall to attend his funeral. from the residence
of liia aunts, S. M. nod M. B. Brorwrd.Forty-fllth
and Spruce streets. West Philadelphia, this (Wednes
day) afternoon, at 4 o'clock. To proceed to Wood
lands Cemetery,.
•N D
725 CHESTNUT Street
arV 1p
The Lehigh Coal and Naviga'ion Company bsviog in
their annual retort presented to the su btle an ax•parte
statement. charging the Lehigh Valley Railroad Com.
pany with a violation of contract. rend.re it necessa-y to
gay that we deny the charge in every particular, and f ally
believe that when it comes to be examined by the , refer
cos it will be found wholly wltnont foundation. After
their docieton Ls made we shall not object to any publics
Lion which may be desired. but while the matter is pend
ing a e consider an) ench action uncalled for and im.
proper. The cue, as it stand; however. is our claim
for car rents dueand unpaid. by the Lehigh Coal
and Navigation Company.
r A T Itt I M P O 11 1 P r Aii O F 117 1 11 1 1 1 27
`. en election held on the 8d hut., the following gentle.
were eleeted Managers for the eneutris , ear:
At a meeting of the Managers, held on the 4th Inst.,
THOMAS RIDLIWAY Esy.. was unanimously re elected
Prveldent. and SETH I. OOMLY. EA, Vice President
JAO. F. JAMES. Actuary.
WM be given by the member' of the
nu bit o d by a part of the
in the Church.
Fxerclece commence at 8 o'clock.
Admitslon. Twenty-Q►e cent&
cers.—An adjourned mectLog of Real Estate Brokers
and Convoyancen will be beld at the Girard House.
THIS (Wednesday) EVENIkiII bth instant, at 8 o'clock.
to hear the report of the Committee appointed to prepare
a plan for a Real Estate Exchange Association. All in.
tercets d are invited to attend,
Iler the unitedlitritee Army. win deliver an addreee on
the "Rocky : Mountains. Utah ARd the Pacific Blope," this
Wedneedny) evening. at a &clock. in the ectlith ttoern
of the North, broaci Clikeet Presbyterian C hurch. Como
and hear him. Admission tree. its
••••'" ledged ounerlor to any other, for all diseases of
Home. Stock and Poultry. Prepared by U. Brown,
druggiet, chemist and horseman, M thou, Pa. Remember
Red Horse Trade Mark on each pack. For sale at 612
ARCH street, Philadelphia. For circular, of the won.
nierful num,' address. C. BROWN, Milton. Penny!.
weals ap`23 f LEI w 6trp .
Lading' department atrictly private. Open day and
evening.. apt tfrN
NAV.. HOWARD HOSPITAL, NOB. 1618 and 1520 1.0
bard street, Dispensary Department—Medical
treatment and medicine furnished gratuitously to Ow
- PuiL.ADF.LPUIA, May 4,1849.
The Bdard of Directors have this day deoldr,7•d a dlvi.
dend of Vivo Per (.ant. , payable on demand, dear of
The Directors have this day declared a Dividend of
Five l'er Cent., clear of all taxes, payable on de.
inland. OE.O.P.I.OUGIIE ID.
niys lit§ Cashier.
PIIILAI,E1.1•111A, I'LL. May 3d, 1889.
The Board of Directors have tine day declared a semi.
annual dividend of five per cent. en the capital
stock of the Company, clear of National and State taxes,
payable in cash on and alter May AL 1859.
Blank powers of attorney for collecting dividends can
be had at the °Sloe of the Company, No. •433 S. Third
The 011 ice will he opened at 8 A. M. and -Monad at 4 I'.
11 • from May 80 to June 5, for the payment of dividends,
and after that data from 9 A. 2d. to 3 P. M.
Noss.—The third Instalment on Now Stock of 1808 is
due and payable on or before June 16. [my4 tlearps
—The Milanese are greatly excited about the
presence of Verdi, the composer, in their midst.
nis opera,
"The Force of Destiny," was per
formed in his presence at the Scala Theatre
amidst extraordinary applause. Verdi was
called fifteen times before tae curtain during the
first performance, and ho was afterward sere-
Naded by a very large concourse of people.
JOHN A. LEWIS. Caeliler
/ ; 7 ,0 4AV/A V.1111:lli
(Correspondence of the Philadelphia Evening Balletln.l
PARIS, Friday, April 28d, 1869.—Some of the
papers here are making great fun of Spanish
affairs, and truly the complexion of the Penin•
Bala, and of the varions parties into which it la
divided, and the eccentricities and extravagances
to which they aro having recourse to pro
mote their contending claims, are enoagh, as the
proverb says, to make a cat laugh. For instance,
to begin with, they are all, of course, trying to
borrow money lo carry on the war against each
other, and to enable them. to fight, not so
much in behalf of, but for the possession
of the Spanish people. There are, or are said to
be, no fewer than three Spanish loans of ono
kind or other being raised, or attempted to be
raised, in Paris at this moment. First, the
Spanish GovernMent proper, so called, and
which may be designated as the firm of Prim,
Serrano & Co., are in the field, to the tune of
fit ty million pLaetre4and their annonets monstres,
or gigantic advertisements, filling a whole page
of a newspaper and placarded on every wall in
Paris, are making strong appeals to
that same spirit of greedy speculation
which made the masses of the French population
go in for the Mexican loan—and lose their money.
as they so richly deserved. Curiously enough ,
the terms now offered by the Spanish government
are just the same as those formerly offered by the
Mexican government—areades ambo—being both
11 per cent. By way of inducing the public to
take courage and come forward with their sub
ecriptione, the National, a journal in the Spanish
interest. puts forth this morning a piece of advice
with charming naivete. In coon tries,it says, where
families know how to employ their savings
to the beet advantage, as in England, for to
stance (I),' it is the custom to "place out part on
securities producing a small rate of interest, and
pert on those producing larger returns," and
thus, "without any risk," securing a "good mean
income." Moreover, it adds, "it is astonish_
log." when we come to examine into them, how
- Email the risk is of many securities which ap
pear hazardous, compared with the advantage
offered!' And then the National, of course
gaits disintereetedly and pro bone publico, "exa
mines into" the Spanish loan, and ends by ending
the risk "quite astonishingly little," compared
with the profits! Is it possible to conceive,any
thirg which calls itself a "government" condo.
ectroirg to employ such wretched puffery the as
above? But the 'French - people hate been
••caught" so often of late, in Spanish and Porta
ewer railroads, aid Credits Mobilicr, and in bad
speculations in Italy, Austria and elsewhere, to
Say nothing of Mexico, and their own ruinous
concerns, the Credit Mobilior and Societe Immo-
Wien, that I question whether much will be got
oat of them for this new Spanish lottery. The
tubeeription opened yesterday and closes to-day;
cut I have not observed any long queue at the
Bank of Paris, a recemly opened and not very
important financial establishment which issues
the loan—nor any great alacrity on the part of
_"famWes" to act upon the advice of the National,
and "place out their savings" to the best ad
vantage, "as they do in England "!
The next "Spanish loan" is of still more re
markable character, and is indeed quite unique of
its kind. It is to the amount only of ten
minima, and purports to be raised in the name
of Charles VII. (Don Carlos,or Duke of Madrid.)
The loaners aro informed that their titles will
be rigularitir; that is, that the money advanced
will be debitted to the Spanish people, as soon as
the said Charles "shall have reconquered his jaat
rights." Thus the doughty monarch de jure pro
poses first to borrow money to subdue hie rebel
lious autjecta, and then make them repay the
money lent for their subjection! The thing
seems hardly credible, but there are actually!
"Spaniel Bonds" of this description being
hawked about Paris at this moment in
the name of Charles VII. Nor is
this all. The Uniee, the chief organ of the
Bourbon legitimists of both branches,gravely In
forms us that this same Don Carlos has actually
"bought a horse"—a magnifique chervil the Union
ealle tt—with a view of speedily riding across
the Pyrenees, like another Charlemagne, or Don
Quixote on his Rozinante, to "open the cam .
paign'•! And this reminds me that quite a little
scene took place the other day,at the races of the
Bois de Boulogne which I lately mentioned, be
tween the two rival representatives of this
illustrious family, the virtuous Isabella and
her aforesaid cousin. They met accidentally in
one of the racing-stands, when the ex-Queen
eluted the Pretender, who returned the saluta
tion. But when that noble King Consort, Don
Francisco d'Assie, eo entirely worthy of his
partner and helpmate, proceeded to offer his arm
to the Duchess of Madrid, it was observed that
1,13115 approach to intimacy wee deOlued. A day
or two after,ln reply to the cry of "fusion" which
bad been raised in consequence of this interview,
!he Union put forth a paragraph
to the effect that there could
be no other terms of fusion than the
absolute submission of the younger branch to the
gb tb of the elder. Is it not amusing to read o'
these poor benighted sticklers for right divine
eaarrellieg over an inheritance from which they
have both alike been ignominiously ejected by the
unanimous voice and verdict of a long and much
abused people?
It had been asserted here by the legitimists
that the Duke do Montpensier had been also at
ti tripling to raise a loan to support his proten
clone to the Spanish throne. But I am glad to
learn that this tact is authoritatively contra
dicted, and that the Duke maintains the dignified
reserve ho has shown from the firet,if, indeed, he
may not rather be said to have altogether retired
from the competition.
There Is literally no home news. The Franco-
Belgian question remains in slant quo, where
kft it in my last. M. Frere-Or ban is preparing
to return to Brussels to confer with his govern
ment upon some new plan of arrangement.
We arc now rushing rapidly into summer
weather, and the gay season of Paris Is finishing
off with a few more brilliant entertainments*
Mr. and Mrs: Burlingame gave their second grand
ball two nights ago, which was, if possible, more
brilliant and more numerously attended even
than the last, the great dhccess of which had
stimulated the desire of every one to be present.
The entire vicinity of the Chinese Embassy was
filled with the equipages of the beau monde of
The Emperor is employed almost daily in re
viewing different bodies of the troops stationed
in or near Paris, accompanied by his son, who
now takes a foremost part in these proceedings,
especially in the distribution of crosses, decors-
tions end rewards to the soldiers. I hear that In
addition to the other attractions preparing for
the Centenary of the 15th August, there Is to be
a review of 100.000 men, and that the dome of
the hvalidee, which Is now being regllt, and be
neath which lie the remains of Napoleon 1., will
be illuminated on the occasion after the manner
of Bt. Peter's, at Rome.
Eloyany at the Bane—The pope's Fetes
--lillurohlation of Pa. rotor's—Papal
"'recession Through the City, &c.
lCurrespondence of the PhUeda. livening Bulletin.]
PIAZZA nI BPAGNA, Roam, 17th April, 1869.
Miss tiosmer's winding up of the Roman Hunt—
" The Filsk"—which I described in my last letter,
proved to be a pecuniary success. "Mrs. Dent's
Bonnet" gained 1,100 trance, and "The Frisk"
bids fair to become what Americans call "an in
It appears that the Grand Duchess Marie of
Lenchtemberg was on the field. This princess
was the eldest daughter of the Emperor Nicholas
of Russia, and married, in 1839, the grandson of
the Empress Josephine, the eldest son of Eugene
de Beaurharnais, Prince of Lenehtemberg.
Oa Sunday afternoon,when our carriage had to
stand in the Piazza of St. Peter's two hours for
us to hear Gounod's Hymn, Ha position was very
near that of the ex-King and Queen of Naples;
4s the Grand Duchess Marie was in their carriage,
I bad a chance to see her. She is rather a portly
woman, about fifty or thereabouts. The King's
carriage was extremely plain, the servants were
Lot In livery, and the whole turnout and ocett
~ante made a strong contrast to the gay equi
pages around belonging to titled English and
wealthy Americana. For the benefit of your
ady readers I will mention that the ex-Queen
nd Grand Duchess were dressed plainly. The
.;rand Duchess wore a handsome India shawl and
,ad on a fluffy looking bonnet of lace and flow
re. The Queen wore a black silk, under sleeves
not cuffs) of white, and a round black bat trim
ned simply. lam sorry to say, however, that
, er Majesty's gloves were not very tidy looking.
Herluxuriant dark chestnut hair was dressed
13 its usual unbecoming style, divided into two
plaits, which hung quite low down on the back of
he neck in a net.. She is extremely graceful.
.nd has a slender, elastic form; is not a beauty,
t Is very stylish and distinguished looking.
iLead'a flee portrait of her, which you will see
ext season—as the Queen has granted him per.
mission to exhibit it in America—is the happiest
and at the game time most faithful likeness I
nave seen of her ex-Majesty.
On Sunday I observed that the King smoked
all the time; mdeed,the three companions seemed
, o be in excellent spirits, and on the most inti
mate and agreeable terms, especially the young
eusband and wife, who laughed and chatted to
gether gayly. Sometimes an officer of their se
luaintance would step up to the carriage: then I
noticed a little change of manner in the Queen,
not hauteur, but a sort et assumption of dignity
and reserve that wee attractive because accom
panied by a charming smile.
The Pope's tutee have been the order of the day,
and there are really so many things to say on the
aubject that I hardly know where to begin.
Rome was filled to overflowing. The number of
excursion tickets distributed amounted to over
46,000; when you add to these the large numbers
that came on foot and in carriage., and the
strangers already collected in the city, you can
imagine what a crowd there was. I have been
told by some friends who superintended the
(Ste. that, without exaggeration, 300,000 persons
circulated around through the streets, and not a
single disturbance took place. There was the
greatest tranquillity and harmony; as a Roman
friend of mine said, "that noble gayety which is
one of the most prominent characteristics of the
Roman people."
I have mentioned in a previous letter the mean
ings of these lima: The Pope's return from
Gaeta, 18th April, '52; and his preservation from
Injury at the Convent of St. Agnes outside the
walls, some years ago, when a flooring gave way,
and ho and his suite were thrown down from a
great height. The anniversaries of these two
events for ten years past have been celebrated by
fire-works and illuminations. This year the
Pope's Jubilee—the anniversary of his Golden
Wedding with the Church, or Fiftieth Mass—hap
pened most fortuitously to fall on the 12th, thus
uniting the three celebrations; and still more re
markable, this last anniversary came upon a
As Easter Sunday, and, indeed, all Easter week
was stormy, the usual Easter illuminations and
fireworks did not take place; thus every amuse
talent accumulated for these three great April
days; the best luck in the world attended them,
for the weather has been superb.
The illumination of St. Peter's came off on
Saturday night, the 11th. This is an ancient
ustom. The Basilica of Constantine usdd to be
lighted up at certain periods in the year, and as
early as the eighth century the old Basilica of
St. Peter's was illuminated three times a year,
campanile and portico. Ever since the comple
eon of the present Church it has been the rule
io illuminate it twice a year, at Easter and at the
least of Saints Peter and Paul, 29th of June.
At these feasts both the illumination and fire
w crks are gi ven—"Coupola" and "Gi randola," as
they are called.
The Americans for many yearn have been hoa
r stably invited by Mr. Weeder, the eminent scalp
tor, to see the cupola illumination from the bal
and windows of his house, which is situated
in a commanding position on the Pincian
I preferred to see the beginning of the Alumina
rite and the change from the Piazza of St.
Peter's, as it was the first time; another year I
way not have the same amount of enterprising
r nergy ; so we drove over to St. Peter's early in
the evening.
The great thing gained by going to the Piazza
fs tLe view of the colonnades, the faeado,and the
two superb waterfalls glittering in the blazing
light that is spread over them; a part of the dome
has to be sacrificed it is true, but the ball and
cross can be seen, and the tout ensemble of the
building and its surroundings is marvellously
beautiful. When the silver light changes to the
golden and the sudden gash leaps, runs rapidly
over / the whole immense building, along the
colonnades, across the ftreado, up the dome, and,
quivers with sharp, throbbing brilliancy on the
very 'highest, point of the. cross, from the
summit of which darts up a dazzling flame in an
almost supplicating form, the effect makes you
breathless. I have read hundirods of fine descrip
tions of this great spectacle, and yet I felt While
loohltig'at,it as If t had noier'hoaid 'of it. One
great feature struck me—the population of
statues on the roof of the church and colonnades.
Thep stood like glorified beings in the midst of
the flaming splendor.
After we had taken this vlew,we drove rapidly
back to Mr. !dozier's:where we found the whole
American colony, with many other notabilities
of all nations, feasting; a fine supper was spread
out. From the large open windows and balconies
we could see on all sides the grand old dome and
cross blazing against the sky, and "the
men and women, young men and maid
ens," talked, ate, and enjoyed the grand sight,
and each other's agreeable society. It was
very near midnight when I left, and as I came
down the Spanish steps which lead from the
Tll - 11[1113 d'Monti (near which Mr. Mozier's house
stands) to the Plazztrdi Spagna, I saw the great
globe of fire shining in the heavens, a little dim
mer, It is true. but very beautiful. Yon can
imagine with what gofit I repeated Read's lines,
"And then, oh! those gorgeous great festive
When the huge dusky dome is one ['brio of
Done with marvellous skill, which nought baffles
or mars,—
A temple of flame—a mosaic of stars."
While on the subject of the Muminations,l will
finish It briefly, before giving an account of the
other occurrences of these three memorable days.
Sunday night we bad the Girandola. The exhi
bition took place on Ben Pietro, in Montorto,
near the Pauline fountain. The architectural de
sign represented the enchanted castle of Armida,
as described by Tasso. On Monday evening the
Pope made a precession through the city, and the
most superb illuminations marked the various
stations of his course.
I have so much news to crowd into my letter,
it will be impossible to give more than a passing
notice to the fine architectural designs that were
traced in fire in thirty-four prominent parts of
the city. some of these designs blazed in gas,
and others twinkled and sparkled with colored
ghte; everywhere the fountains glowed witia_the
fairy-like hues of electric tire. At the Ripetta
port the illumination produced a charming effect.
[le Temple on the opposite side of the Tiber, in
which stood a statue of His Holiness, glowed
ith Bengal lights. The little steamers sent up
rockets, balloons,and globes of fire. The Etruscan
glittered and sparkled,and sent back a million of
rays in reply to the flashes of pyrotechnic light.
The band played and the people shouted as so
many happy children. Over the Castle of Bt.
Angelo hung a colossal star, lighted with electric
die; in its centre was an Ag nus Dei shining wittt
dazzling radiance. The Bengal tights of the
Forum, Trajan's column, Piazza Navona, Piazza
of Bt. Peter and Fountain of Trevi were as
beautiful as fairy tales, and the Piazza Madame
looked as if 11 was serving for the wedding feast
of the Sleeping Beauty after her thousand years'
slumber: - It was arranged as a ball-room, with
flowers of fire, and the most elegant architectural
decorations outlined with gas. At the Piazza
Rotonda, besides other dpcoratitma of transpa
rencies and illuminatioui, there was a splendid
gigantic Latin cross, which covered the front of
the huge bronze doors of the Pantheon, and
Ilona on t with an almost supernatural light
from under the portico of Agrippa.
The Earl of Fingal' was found dead in his bed,
April 22. The deceased, who had just completed
his seventy- eig_hth year, represented Meath
County In the Liberal interest in the first two
Parliaments of Wtllinw IV.'s reign,and succeeded
to the peerage in 1836. We Lordship was one of
the moderate party among the Homan Catholics
who adhered to Whig principles and opposed ul
tramontane notions. He is succeeded by his
eldest eon, Arthur James, Lord &invest, who was
born at Naples in 1819, and who was for some
years in the Eighth Hussars, and served In the
Several journals have lately referred to a pions
pilgrimage to the Holy Lana to be undertaken
by the Empress of the French, in fulfillment of
a vow made at the period of the Prince Impe
-1 ial's birth. Some prints have even gone so far
as to describe tae itinerary of the journey. What
is certain Is that the Viceroy of Egypt some time
back addressed a letter to the Empress, inviting
Her Majesty to honor with hey presence the in
auguration of the Isthmus of Suez Canal, and
that this invitation was graciously accepted.
The Muniteur d'.4lexandrie announces that the
Empress bad an inquiry made of M. de Leasepe
as to the period when the Imperial yacht l'Aigle
would be able to traverse the Isthmus. If the
Empress visited Egypt, she would naturally take
advantage of the opportunity to accomplish at
the same time her journey to Palestine.
A private letter from Rome, written, says the
London Weekly Regieter, by one likely to be well
informed on the subject, says that on the meet
ing of the Ecumenical Council in December next,
ono, and only one, political question will be
discussed. This will be an endeavor on the
part of the Holy Father, as the head of the
United Church, to persuade the different na
tions of Europe to disarm their present enormous
:And costly armies and fleets, and submit their
differences to arbitration. Non-Catholic as well
as Catholic Powers will be urged not to break
the peace, and to give a guarantee or promise
that they will not do so. The Holy Father is re
ported to have said, that of the 13200 , felicitations
be received on the anniversary of his jabilee,none
gave so muchpleasure as the unexpected
courtesy of tfte Queen of England, who, al
though differing from Catholics in matters of
faith, has by this simple act bound more firmly
than ever in loyalty her many Catholic subjects.
The Italian papers contain but little informa
tion respecting the conspiracy which is said to
Lave been discovered in Milan. The report that
arrests had been made, and Orsini bombs seized,
Is mentioned by both the Pawl') and the Gazette
di Milano, but merely as a rumor that prevailed
in the city.• The Pereetteranza, however,
takes upon itself to state that there is some
truth in tho rumor, blended with much that is in
cur reet, and it promises to give its readers a full
tad complete account of the machinations dis
covered in two or three days. One of the persons
arrested is described as Mr. Nathan, an English
man, who is "said" to be an intimate friend
of Mazzini. Hence the name given to the coa
t piracy .
The English Press H,egarding the De
signs of America on Cohn..
The London Morning Pose of the 22d ultimo
observes :
The West Indies, with the exception of Hayti,
which Is independent, pertain to several Euro
pean Powers—to groat Britain, France, Spain
and the Netherlands, ,and one of the Islands (St.
Bartholomew), belongs to Sweden. His Otte pp=`
parent, thoretoro, that a blow struck by the
United States at ono of - the group would
practically be struck at all, and it would
bo no unreasonable • .presumption. that If
Cuba was wreated , from , Spain, Jamaica
might in turn be taken from England and. Mar
tinique from France. "The".quoation, therefore,
of a possible combination presents Itself. But
whatever community of interest has existed be-
" The noble river
That rolls by the towers of Rome,"
Death oft an English Earl.
A Pious foliarlmlige•
The Pope Wants Peace.
The Conspiracy in Italy
tween Great Britain and France in dealing with
Eeropean affairs, Spain, although geographically
a Western Power, has for a variety of reasons
long been thrown out of account. It is impos
sible (the Post continues) to shut our eyes to
what is passing on the American continent or
to the obvious bent of American policy.
The recent acquisition of the Dan
ish possessions in the West Indies, and the pur
chase of the profitless and barren territory which
pertained to Russia In Northwestern Amerlea,are
Evidences of a desire on the part of the United
States to acquire piecemeal all possessions on
rho mainland or adjoining it which belong to
European powers. The only matter in doubt is
whether, when the American government is un
able to induce a sale, it will endeavor to effect an
annexation. That, if such should be the designs
of the President and his advisers,
they should begin with the Spanish posses
alone is natural enough. Spain is the weakest of
the three Powers holding substantial possessions
in the West Indies, and peculiar circumstances
furnish something like a pretext for the appro
priation of Cuba. Where pretexts are desired.
however, pretexts are easily found, and it may
be for France and Great Britain to determine
whether, in the event of these designs on Cabs
being carried into execution, they will aid Spain
in retaining her colony or calmly look on.
ri CD I FOR, C 1113 A. .1
Filibusteros in New York
The Sailing of an Expedition for Caba
The New York Times of this morning says :
Yesterday morning General Barlow, the new
United States Marshal,received information from
a reliable source that an expedition left this city
for Cuba on Monday night.
He telegraphed at once to the Secretary of
State to ascertain what course he should pursue
in the matter, but he had not received an an
swer up to 2 o'clock.
The vessel is reported to have left one of the
docks on the Jersey shore, and the information
communicated about it indicates that it was lit
erally a floating arsenal.
The estimated number of men on board the
vessel is three hundred, and each was provided
with a rifle and uniform. There was also a large
quantity of light clothing taken on board, and
provisidns were taken sufficient to last during a
voyage of one month or six weeks.
It is reported that the vessel on which these
men sailed is to meet a steamship off the New
Jersey coast, by which they will be landed in
Cuba. General Thomas Jordan Is said to be in
command of the men who left this city. Captain
Bailey, late of the United States Army, Colonel
Warne,late of the United States Volunteers,seven
French and four English officers on leave of ab
sence, and sixty-two ex-officers of the United
States and Confederate Armies are also reported
among those enlisted in the enterprise.
The Marshal is now engaged in investigating
the whole mattter.
The World has a sensational account, much of
which is worthless. The following possesses
some Interest:
The last batch of Cuban recruits, numbering
nine hundred men, were under the command of
General Guiccerra, whose father was with Lopez
in the unfortunate expedition to Cardenas in
18b1. The General commanding the expedition
of the Arago is from lEit. Thomas, and has been
fighting under Cespedes and Quesada. The men
selected, or rather accepted, in the different
Cuban drill-rooms were principally young Ame
ricans and Irishmen of good fighting stock and
adventurous spirit, with here and there a sprink
ling of Germane, who are supposed to be experts
in drilling practice. There was also a sprink
ling of Poles and Frenchmen, as there is always
in any venturesome affair that promises fighting
and the zpolia ()pima. The officers were, as a
general thing, in the regular ranks, Cubans, who
seemed to be very flush and liberal with their
greenbacks and gold pieces.
Two tags, the Yankee and Phillip, had been
hired to transport the men on board of the Arago.
Several of the men went on board with their rifles
on their shoulders. The tugs moved about so as
not to excite suspicion from the watchful au
thorities, and the place of embarkation was
changed half a dozen times. All this time the
Arago was lying below in the bay waiting for the
men. Many of them were taken from Richmond
county and different parts of the lower end of
Staten Island, and put em board of the Arago.
The majority of the men lounged about Chris
topher street, and a number went on board of
the Phillip at the foot of Spring street. The
most flagrant thing, however, was the eating of
dinner by two hundred of these half-armed and
half-uniformed filibusters at a public hotel, cor
ner of West and Christopher streets. Even this
did not seem to excite the suspicion of the au
thorities, however.
Sixty thousand rounds of ammunitionoseyeral
pieces of light artillery, a large quantity of small
arms, a hundred breech-loaders, a large quantity
of uniforms, and a small quantity of medical
stores bad been placed on board the Arago,
ready for sailing. One officer was seen with a
huge pile of greenbacks, distributing them
t gunny among the men, and cheering them up
in other ways.
Another Story.
The Sun gives this brief conversation:
The Sun's reporter accosted one of the recruits
shortly before he went on board the vessel, and
tae volunteer said:
"About six weeks ago I was induced to enter
the drill-room of the recruits for Cuba on Broad
way, and while there I signed my name on the
rolls of the Army of Liberation. I attended
the drills regularly, and the officer in charge
asked me to take the oath, which I did. I
swore allegiance to the Cuban Provisional Go
vernment, and I was told that I should receive
$2O a month in gold, and that my services
would receive a better reward when the ever
faithful isle should secure her independence. We
were drilled according to Hardee's tactics, and
every man was to be provided with a breech
loading revolver. On Saturday we received
orders to be ready to sail on Monday night, but
there was some delay about shipping the rifles
and provisione,and the departure was postponed
until this evening. Our uniforms aro all on
board. They consist of a blonse,shirt and panta
loons of bluish gray cotton: and the buttons are
marked with stars."
"How long have you been waiting here to go
on board?" we asked.
"About three hours. The commander met us
first at the corner of Spring and West streets, ac
cording to agreement, and we walked up with
"flow many are going?" _
"I think about 100. There are about 80 Cubans
who reside in this eity,six negroes and tea Ameri
"Did they tell you where the expedition is to
"They said we should land at Dead Mon's
Island, off the Florida Keys.and go over to Cuba
In a small vesEel,or heavy boat 9; but the landing
place in Cuba Is known to the contain and com
mander only."
"ls that the vessel there?"
"I"can't tell you."
The steamer lay on the upper eld,o of the
wharf. She i 6 a 81de-wheel. black vessel, of the
size of the Charleston steamers, and Is heavily
—A male infant child wag recently found in a
wood in the vicinity of Paris by two mon, one of
whom mode a declaration to tho Mayor that he
would adopt It. When all the arrangements
were made what was the roan's astonishment at
finding• 20,000 francs In bank notes, attached to
wouldmise, ulna a childt - other "presents
follow l the attaluod twenty
years of ago.
FACTS AND retarom4
(For the Philadelphia Evening Hnliotbj
Now within the golden west
Sunset clouds of glory swim;.
And the rapture in my breast
Thrills forth in a grateful hymtt.
Somewhat that I cannot name '
Sings with trembling joy in me.
As these gorgeous clouds a-flame, I
Roll westward like a seething sea:]
As if this surpassing show
Aroused anew a latent thought
Of what my spirit used to know
Era she within this form was caught
Oh ! far more than joy of eye
Movee me to these happy tears,
As the radiant colors Cie
And the first pale star appears.
Nothing flora I know, than this;
Earth and her lovely mysteries
Move us to such thoughtful tears,
As holler things they symbolize
Our life, like this fair summer day.
Bastes us to death's starry night;
And God grant our parting may
Be as radiantly bright. irmrtrra.
—People who run two or three papers shoutdi
remember what Young says in his "
Thoughts :"
Insatiate archer, would not one suillee P"
—Mr. Young says, In ono of his letters: "Mare
gay 1" In his "Night Thoughts" he says:
As Young as beautiful ! and soft as Young!
And Gay as soft ! and Innocent as Gay!"
—The value of presents made by the &titan to
the Princess of Wales during her recent visit to
the East is estimated M. 4400,000. "To those who
have shall be given."
—Mr. John Russell Young," who loves peace"
is evidently on the war path of the Sioux. lie
has now Sioux-ed about, half-a-dozen papers,
"striking" each for several thousands.
—%£e .have been ranch pleased to find that our
occult joke on Mr. X. Orr's call to a Philadelphia
pulpit has not yet been fathomed. Some have
supposed that it referred to the X-Orr-ganist of
the church ; others, to the X-Orr-tations or. X-
Orr-diums of the reverend gentlemen ; others
again, to the X-Orr-bitance of clerical salaries;
others, to the possibility of some future. X-Orr---
schism in the congregation. We are, however:
in-X-Orr-able, and don't mean to explain.
Ala ['SEMEN rs.
—The Academy of Music was tolerably well-filled
last night, upon the occasion of the second perform
ance of the Richinga Opera Company. The opera..
was Wallace's Morirana, the best work of the comp-,
ser, and one of the most charming of operas. It le
filltd with highly dramatic music,cemprising rich har
mony, and tenderly beautiful melody. With the ex
ception of Balfe's Bohemian Girl, Montana is without
a rival among the operas written upon English words._
and we rather incline to give it the preference in most
respects over Balfe's great work. it was admirably
sung last night. Miss Edith Abel sustained the. part
of "Maritans" for the drat time in Wu city. We bad
the pleasure of praising this young lady upon the 06-.
casion of ter debut in the Academy last winter. We
are gratified to perceive that nimble improved wonder
der'ully, both in voice and manner. She has greater
ease than ever in her action, and she is not without
some histrionic power—enough, surely, to
give promise of the accomplishment of
a great deal, as an actress, when she shall have had
more study and larger experience. Her voice has
gained in strength, sweetness and Ilexibility since her
last appearance. It is admirably adapted to operatic
singing, and will certainly win honors for her in the
future. She managed it last night admirably.althongh
in the final set she displayed symptoms of exhaustion.
Mrs. Seguin sang with exquisite sweetness, as Le her
custom. She in one of the moat charming contraltes
einem upon the stage, and we hope she may continue.
either as a member of this company or of some other
equally good, to favor us with her admirable perform.
surer. Mr. Castle appeared as "Don Cows," sad'
played and sang splendidly. Mr. Campbell as "Doe
Jose" deserves the same praise. Wo think both of
these gentlemen have improved vocally and in their
action. Mr. Castle is one of the best actors upon the
lyric stage, and he has a tenor voice of the best quail
ity. The minor characters were sustained cleverly by
Mrs. Gonzales, Mr. H. C. Peakes, Mr. James Arnold,
and Mr.J. O. Peahen. The orchestra was large, surd
under Mr. Behren'e direction very unusually alliclent„
This evening The Ross o/ Castile will be given.
—At St. Augastine's Church, on Thursday evening,
a concert of sacred and organ music will be given Hader
the direction of Professor Henry G. Thunder. The or
gan has been entirely rebuilt by Messrs. J. B. Stand
bridge & Sons, and is now in splendid condition. ft
contains the that application to this country of the
"eleciro-magnetie action," which promises to revolu
tionize the construction of organs. The following
programme will be presented:
Organ Prelude and Fugue in B Minor X S. Bath
Chorus—" Lift up your Heads"..... ..........Handel '
Baritone Solo— Pro Peccatia"........ .....
Organ Transcription—Andante from the Chula
set quintet Mozart
Selections from Mozart's Regale=
introduction and Choral Fugue.
Quartett—"Tuba hitram."
Chorns—"Dies lute."
Organ Sonata in ........... llendelseohn
Soprano Solo—" Show me Thy Way".......
Forest Hymn. (Unaccompanied) ..Meudelseohin
°Tan Concerto IL Kin&
Trio—"A Verum" Kreutzer
Anthem—"Veni bancte Spiritus" ........Dietsch
—At the Walnut, to-nig ht, Mr. John Brougham wilt
appear In his sensationa ldrama, The Lottery of Life.
Mr. Brougham plays to crowded houses nightly, On
Monday evening ho will produce his new burlesque.
AVugh Ado About a Merchant of Venice..
—The Cheetnut Street Rink, at Twenty-third and
Chestnut streets. Is open daily from 9 A. M. to 10,' P.
M., for those who wish to learn velocipede riding. or
to practice the art.
—The last matinee of the Sentz-Hassier ()reheat) will
he given at Musical Fund Hall next Saturday. t'...bn
bert's "Unfinished Symphony," Wagner's "Rienzi"
Overture, and other first-class compositions will be
given by an increased orchestra.
—On Thursday evening of this week, the Cuban pa
Idols will have a benefit at the Arch htreet Theatre
Mrs. Drew haring kindly tendered the resources of
the establishment, and Miss !Ante having volunteered
her services.
—Mr. J. B Lent, the proprietor of the great Now
York Circus, will bring his immense establishment to
this city this week, and on Monday evening, the 10th
inst., will pH it upon the lot, Eighth street, above
Race. It to one of the very best of Its kind in the •
world, as Its prolonged success in New York city
On Monday of next week Mr. Behrens, the accomi
pile bed leader of the Richings Opera Company, will
have a benefit in the Bohnnian Ntrl. Upon this °tea
skin albs Susan Calton will appear, for the first time
le this city, us "Arline," and we donbt not elm will
give the part with much spirit and skill. Tickets may
lie procured at Trumpler's. As the rush promiltes to
tst great, we advise our readers to make early ap...
pl km ion.
- At the American Theatre, to-night,a miseelltuteonat
performance of unusual excellence will be given. A
number of new artists Intro been engaged, and 'the
(anions bullet troupe having been retaluedtwill. appear ,
In several novel dances.
—Mr. John E. McDonough annotuacee that Be will, •
appear at the Chestnut Street, Theatre on Monday';
evening of next week,wlth "Elsie Molt's English Bur..
lesque Company." . The engagement will begin with ;
an extravaganza entitled -Lucretia Borgio the Grand
—To-night. the genial , jovial , jolly jnaenilo Lotter
will calcitrate throngla - the Aroma NrpCiia , at tlie - Ardh."
We repeat our advice to Lotter-tojearn to . subdue her
untamed Leek; in• early life, to that when alto reaches
her two Score years she May, not be reproached as worn
Jean' un, who "waxed fat and kicked."
—At the Theatre Comkplethis evening, that •
charming eoubrette, Mies Susan Calton, will appear In
the comic opera Jelsoic Leo and the operetta lee prim