Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, August 16, 1869, Image 1

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[correspondence of the Plitht. Evening : Butletin
I? :LAzzA , p l, iirittillAvitostg4 , .hrmA•; ,, Tneiday,'
;lu]y•2l', .1809,-Apropos to 'a: report, which I
have read in some American papers lately of
Abbe Liszt' s. movements arid present musical
occupations,: I will :give his own words. • I
asked hiM last Friday if he intended to go
next mouth to Munich, to be present at Wag
ner'S•Eheingold." ' , •
"Yen, if it iS',,brOught out," replied Liszt,
_hut Ltioubty,ery_Muchit be."-
The "Christ" Oratorie,:tvhich the newspaper
paragraphs say Liszt is new engaged on, watt
• eompoSedSeme years ago, and was performed
at thecentenary Fete in Acme: „Abbe Liszt
engaged at present in preparing a
method for advanced musical students.
,This 4 - ;elebrattet artist,' ' author and
composer leads a 'charming life • in'
- his tine airy riailnit at the Bt.Francescol3omano
rcenvent 'buildings; ' the beautiful situation of
with* T have already &Scribed in u. preeed
ingletter. haS a little court of' nuisleal
followers around hiM, at the head of which is
the young Boman Eaphael ofmusic,Sgambati.
Bgambati is a quiet, intelligent young Man, a
conscientious' titudent, and jealous of every
moment of his time. He 'is well up in the
literature of his art too. Through his courtesy
1; am able to read thitt, ; rate book "Memorie
,Stiorieo-Critiehi di Gioummi
which in plain •:, English' .mmans "The
Critical • Life of PaleStiina," Written
by the great:musician, Giiiseppe llaini, Ever
since I came to home I have been trying to
get this work. One day, while: talking. to
Sgambati, l found be owned it; instantly_it
was offered to me, and the next day he brought
me the volumes. Sine then I have been Work
ing assay bard at than, and some of 'these
II:131i I. shall give you a few precious bits from
. this citrions and most agreeable quaint old
"Storieo Critichi."
While on the subject of musie, I cannot
help echoing the earliest Irish of the Venice
correspondent to this week's issue Of the Cor
niioridool'e fte Rome—our Weekly Itoman jour
nal. 1 his letter writer says: "We put up the
most ardent wishes that the Council . will in
terest itself in the \ reform - of Church music.
Venice gives us on, this subject a case in point
at St. Mark's, this very tiny—a specimen: of
what some artists will do when not held in
(ilea by ecclesiastical 'authority. At this
Church is being sung a Vesper, for: the dead,
to the high sounding 'Music of a full orchestra,
in which there is nothing to suggest a- prayer
or a tear!" t• . '
Ever since my , residence in Rome I have
• been,strnek with the nece&shy, fOr reform in
ehurch Siodc - rn Italian mass music is
to rue very..rtistilaiv.e. With the exceptional
the Pontifleal masses,,when. the Pope's choir
sings the true old Palesirina music, there is no
church in home where I can listen patiently
to the music. It is all florid
,and full of the
most, disagreeable suggestions of operatic
Scenes in Verdi's operas. Some of the good
old ecclesiastics have never heardan opera in
their lives, and are very ignorant of the objec
tionable character of- the music performed
before them. One day this Spring a Catholic
friend and : I alighted from the carriage as a
proces.sion pa&sed by with the Sacred Host.
The procession was a very fine one, and was
accompanied by a military band of one of the
regiments. At the most solemn moment, the'
hand. struck up the drunken chorus' from
"Belle kielene I forget its name, but you
will remember it, the droll,. absurd scene in
which Agamemnon and other Trojan heroes _
-appear, with Ivreaths on their heads, wine
-cups inc i an a stace — cif beastly
intoxication. Every one who has seen this
disgusting but ex.qtilsitely droll travestie of
the - tild so Me
idea Or-110W. sho ek
Qu „Friday told:Liszt_thata.Lady.. who_ was._
nrth e -- at — the - timo - had --- lately - read - with
much pleasure Madame Sand's "Maitres
3tosaistes," and had been delighted to see in
,The preface that the charming book had, been
. written to the sound of labium:4c.
"I have Written' few bOOkii," sayS Mine.
Sand. "with as much plensUre'rtS this. I was
: country during a summer as hot as,. the
climate italy,which badjiist left: .Liszt
,'played on the piano on the ground floor, and
the nightingales, intoxicated With the music,
.sang in the,stirrounding
Thiswas written far offin 1837. Thirty-two
,years ago! Liszt's face grew bright as I re
peatedo few words : from tho preface.
""Yes ! yes 1 5 he said,, nodding hiS 'head and
Smiling, "Yes, I was visiting Madame •Sand
Rt Nohant, The weather:was indeed fright
fully hot. She used to go to work at 8 o'clock
in the evening, and I spent a great part of the
time at the piano.:: At 3 o'clock/in the morn
ing, we" had a`supper, and 31nd...tine Sand read
us the result of. her evening's, work. She
wrote rapidly, very freelY—hardly an erasure
' , on the page.",
Liszt has a great deal of fine humor, a little
'tinged with siltation, - which is agreeably tem
;pored by mid-age and. religion. We were
talking of a preneh author.
~ . ,
' II a l i esPiit t eui,il a l'espiii," said the Alibi,
,pouting out his lips, then added with a shall),
wicked twinkle of the'eye, a little wave of the
and" - a — lowering of the voice,
vous voyez e'est resprit li'usse,.resprit
*trentresol." , . .
This loses in translation, and bas not half
the force or piquancy when I say: il,ge h'as
Intelligenee, but you see it ifi' Aussiart intelli
geuce, intelligence of the ground lidor,;?!. and
yet I am sure, even in the , English version, we
can feel the keen sarcasm.
. . ,
Even. if Wagner's " Itheingold" is not pre
:tented at 'MUnich this Summer, the' Goethe
'statue will be erected in that eity on the 20th.
, of August, the 120th birthday of the great Ger
,' Before leaving this musical subject
,I will
give . your young lady - readers-Who are lovers
" of Chopin's music a charming story. which a•
musical friend told me mist evening. This
.:friendlnui called, as is the Italian custom, to
congratulate me on, my. 16te day, St. Anne,
which was , yesterday, 26th ".of Jul.y ...He
brought me two pieces of music, One a,P,rayer::
to the Madonna, a song' without , words, -by •
.Talexy, and those three Graces; n the - waltzes
,of. Chopin, Opus 64. When he, plited the_
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O. 109
one in •C, minor he ; asked 'me if I had ever
heard the 'history of it, and told it to me.
It opens, as we knew, with a sad movement;
and then breaks into a mad, gay whirl, totally
at variance with the, beginning, and apparently
haVing no connection with jt._The
= nientlirretiated;iiiii it should be played more
as a memory of the original theine than as an.,
actual representation of existing:emotion—
that is, according to the story, which Is this :
Chopin'called on Madame Sand one dayand
witjaold she had: been taken suddenly and
violently ill. • He returned to his rooms in ex
treme distress, sat down to the piano and corn
tiosed at once, this touching first rnoVentent,
lt-was the - expressiOn Of his great anxiety.
While playing, a messenger cane with word
that,Madame Sand was better; the composer •
listened. to the agreeable, news in silence;
then :burst forth on the piano, -with the wild
delirionspassage which forms such a curious
contrast to the first part of the waltz.
' 'Now . for some ordinary, bits of news.
One of them - happy, misguided men, „Fran
cesco Martini; who M7115 - enga,ged'in the Recta
di Papa, affair, has hadio'receive the penalty
of his' - Be was executed lately, after
twenty-one months' imprisonment.
ends capital punisnient.question is a sorrow
; ful problem.. The only way to regard the exe
cationsof 3lartini and his — companions, Monti
and Tognetti, who met the same fate some
; time Since, is to remember that if
they had succeded ..in their, plans, thousands
! of .innocent 'persons would have lost their
; lives. Men who -resort to unlawful, violent
means, know the penalty they incur. • Society
; has decided that capital punishment is wise
and necessary, therefore it is as ungenerotti
to express sentimentarsympathies with these
men, and condemn the Roman Government
for defending itself, as it was to reproach the
United-States Government at 'Washington for
the execution of the unhappy persons impli
cited in President Lincoln's assassination.
• The (Jo:I - cowl:dewy! de Ronze for this week
publishes,in " choice" Latin,the decree which
places Remit's two books, " Questions Con
' tetnporaines" and "St. Paul," on the Index
Expurgatorium. The decree bears date 12th
.July, 1869:
The Marquis of Bute, who was received
into the Catholic Church last *inter, has just
rented at Itpuie the palace Mai Savorelli,
called, in Murray, Mud Papaznrri. It is
situated in the Piazzadi S. Apostoli, to the
left of the : Odesealscld Palace, and opposite
the church. The Marquis intends to spend
the coming winter at Rome:
Lord Bute has - chosen, either by chance or
intention, the saine palace that u - as occupied
by James Stiltirt-,—:lames 111., as his partisans
called him;—and the young Pretender;Charles
Edward, who died in this very palace in 1788,
both collateral ancestors of the Marquis. This
palace has another memory attached to it; it
% . ias the borne of Edmund A.bout's - "T011a. ""
3L Armand, "the First. Secretary of the
French Legation at Rome, has been appointed
Secretary'of the Foreign Oilice in Paris. 31.
Armand is one of the Pope's hest friends.
Pius IX. .has lately conferred on the new Sec
retary the title of Count of the Holy Roman
, Mr. Odo Russell, who has been for 4ome
time the' English representative, or what has
stood in lieu of !Minister near the Roman
_ .
Court, has just been named Envoys to Madrid
by the English Government. •
Rome has been extremely hot for some days
past, but the accounts rendered by the hos
pital; and published 'by order of 'the Com-
mender of the Hospital at. Esprit, Monsignor
Ricci, and also the health report of the city,
show that notwithstanding the heat, the public
health is excellent.
Lt afresh internal disturbance
is commencing in. the interior of the niourt,
_ -
- Li_ittiJterteihe journals_ from - the -north of
Italy give bad accounts 'about the Tines, espe
_cially.in_the.renetian_province.--They-are in--
-- fested - with a, new parasite, retied Anamala,
They.are so small that it taies 7,000 of
them to weigh two pounds. I' wonder who
had patience.to count this two-pound mint
tier? They are easily dislodged, however,
and, if shaken'off the leaves early in the
morning ; they can be killed.
Ida Lewis, the Newport Heroine.
Correspoihlence of the Philadelphia Eyening Bulletin.)
• Mews.. Editors: I recently had the pleasure
of visiting Miss Ida—LeWis r -the—heroine of
Newport, -at her home, the Lime Rack Light
House, in :Newport ..Harbor. The lime
stone rocks which form this island home are
about two miles from the city Of Newport and
are entirely • surrounded by water, the only
communication being a boat. Chartering a
sail-boat, and propelled by a gentle breeze, ;we
soon found ourselves near enough to the
rocky refuge to perceive that there were but ;
I. three buildings ou,the elifN, viz.: A dwelling
house,' a tool-house and a boat-house, and that
'the light-house is a part of the wall
of the dwelling house, which is surmounted by
a lantern, thus enabling the occupants of the
house to attend to the light from within. This
light, as'We had occasion afterward to notice, ;
throws a broad belt of tire over a large portion
of the bay, streaming out towards Fort Adams,
and making the (lark waters, bright and - libau
iftfriVitlftte moonlight beams. • .
Notwithstanding the warnings of, the public,:
papers, we pressed our way up the rocks, when;
Mr. Lewis (mine out and invited us into the
dwelling. On entering, we were kindly re
ceived by Lewis, and SooaMisiatra
forward id „„oaVe, a cordial greeting.
Miss'ida Lewis is a young lady of verb* pre- ,
possessing appearance, sinuile and childlike in,
her manners, entirely' nnallected in her de
meanor: and apparently about twenty4ourr
years of age. She is not tall and masculine, as
she is represented in sonic "awful
. pictures"' of
'her which' have already appeared print, but.
light, active, graceful moving with the agility
of a yawn, and her eYes.beaming with a ndble •
heroism. From her youth up she has been at
home in the water, and acquainted with boats.
begu n .herilaring•werk-of7sitVing - , - huniar
life the very year that, sho'CoiinnenCed.living:
at the light-hoase. • Her first rescue was that'
of four lads, 'Who were '.alniost drewned
by the • upsetting Of, - 'a •boat. . Her , ..second
was • that soldier ; from! the •.Fort,;
on one•of the Oldest 'days over knoiyg to New
. bort. Bier third, was the saying sof two , menawing the prevalence"Of a seri:regale in 18G7.
Her was that of a ',hooligan On a cold
and stormy night. Her hist was' that of two'
soldiers froth Fort Adains ' in'the' midst" Of ;a:
fearful:gale; in March last. Their ''boat , Waa
The instruments of the Observato
capsized, and they were Clinging to it in a
perfectly exhausted condition, when - Ida.
Lewis, like an angel of mercy, flew to their re
lief'. Darting from her house at the first
tidings• of danger, she seized' , her boat,. und,
without waiting for other coYerifly_tlia.o that
.She ,_wore An-the' hoitSe;'She - pits ied off
bold skiff into the boiling sea, nor did she re
turn to land until she had dragged the un
conscious soldiers into her boat. Then . she
steered with joy to herilospitahle dwelling.
For such acts of heroism in saving human' -
life a medal of solid silver has been presented
to Miss Leuis, by the young Men 'of the Nar
ragansett Boat. Club, and on July 4th, a
splendid silver-mounted boat was presented to
the heroine by the inhabitants of _Newport..
Th Hboatis fourtt,enfeet-long-and-foiir-and-Ti
half feet wide, made of onlcand black walnut.
painted white on the outside, and furnished
with red cushions and blue fringe within ; the
:row-locks are of copper, the yoke for the rud
der is covered with silver, appropriately in-
It is stated that the Humane
.Society - of
London, - intendsending - Blips Lewis a gold
medal for her repeated nets of heroism in
saving human life.
Miss Lewis refuses to visit any place.for•the
purposes of ostentation, or to be made a show
of; but she 48
.ever ready to do what in her
lies for the advancement of every, good work.
Especially does she
.delight. rescuing im
perilled lives, in Saving tbe shipwrecked, and
supplying thedestitute, and mist our prayer
that her most valuable existence may long be
spare dto us, and to entire family of man-.
kind. •
3lis,s Ida Lewis has been invited by the la
(lies and gentlemen connected with the Sea
men's Temperance. Union and the Marine
Missionary Society of the Sailors' Home, 4
Smith Front street, Philadelphia, which is
under the direction of the Pennsylvania Sea
men's Friend Society, to be present at a series
of memorial exercises .early in October next..
She has accepted. She will bring with her the
beautiful boat, Mullane medals, etc.
„T H. Ilououros, M.D.,
615 North Seventh street.
The Water Waste.
• •
To the Editor of (he Erening
Maya subscriber consult you as to the Most
• hopeful means of arousing the citizenly- of
Philadelphia from their comfortable lethargy?
Notwithstanding the wise and prudent
articles that have appeared for the last few
days in your paper, and in others, many of my
neighbors, at least, have to-day been washing
their pavements, and wasting the Schuylkill
water with a calm• content. One wash-pave
was running this morning for nearly an hour,
while the inaid=servant'ileluge,d .the already
clean pavement with pail after pail of the pre
cious timid. This afternoon the same gervant
has been seeking tar and neat a pitcher of
Water for the household use.
In the midst of all the disfress and confusion,
my next door neighbor, whose pavement had
heel) thoroughly washed, was heard, inortiring
in a piteous tone, why the water up stairs wouldn't
?en Now, undoubtedly, these people • don't
read the 'newspapers. Is thereat* , other Way
of reaching them? Would it not be a good
thing for the authoritiee to prohibit entirely
this lavish waste of water by -a circular pro
clinnation ? If it were not for the danger of
tire it would be rather amusing to see
pavement-washers when they find the supply
of water gone; but the risk nitao imminent'
for fun. doubt it is a blessing to have our
gutters cleaned, by the rithningwater; but life
and safety have the first claims. We have
been a laughing-stock for years for our unne
cessary scrubbing. 'Do not let us add to the
distinction death by thirst or destruction by
"A word to the wise is sufficient can the
Itt - tuniN induce the wisdom that Would
make the wprd of use?
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 18t9. •
Oar Wide Streets Clear of Ineumbranees.
Editor of the Evening Bulletirt:—Silt: We
wish to suggest to the intelligence of City
Councils ilieqeat desideratutri of having our
few wide streets in Philadelphia cleared of all
their present incu.mbrances. We now refer
to the market-sheds, whiCh- mar the -beauty
and width of Callowhill ' street; Spring Gar
den street, Girard avenue, Eleventh street,
- amilvideportions - OfSeCond streetanti 3foya-
Mensiner a venlte„::_atni
range centre -boulevards, the same ,
as now seen on portions of ;
Spring - Garden street with trees, flowers,
fountains-arid - shrubbery, - tfunting - ag 7 fzr n,
!' possible - their length Let all of those wide
- thoroughfares lie paved:With the Belgian or
_Nicalson_pavement; and-the-sidewalks -with
-flags (worthy the attention of property owners),
and .we will have improvements which will
make those avenues in. time handsome and
fashionable promenades for shopping, and
drives, and features of the city. The work
of cleating our few wide streets' of mar
ket-sheds commenced with their demolition
on Market street, and it should never
have been suspended:until these eye-sores and
dirty shambles were 'removed' from all our
wide streets,we have too few wide avenues in
this city to permit them to be thus ebstkucted,
and it can lie only partially remedied by letting
us have the few we have got. Let the city
build market-houses for the occupants of these
sheds and transfer them to theni, and- remove
squatters from the city side-Walks; and oblige
them, as others have, to pay rent; thus gain
will be effected in. two ways: the aAlormaCut
of the city with Suitable avenues, and ari
creased and only just 'revenue to the City
Treasury. . T. P.
ny.LPTELA August 14; 1869.
• What the Rebel Papers Say. •
A Mobile correspondent of the Tribmle
«•rites :
No legal investigatiOn has been instituted to
tix the responsibility of the riot where it be
longs, but all has been left to the Democratic
press here to hash up as the several editors
think best, and thus; by their incendiary arti
cles to, if possible, renew the riot by working
upon the " canaille" of the city to hang and
_shoot carpet-baggers asth nstigatursrand-the
blacks as the rioters. The .spirit of (he T imes of
the Tth inst. says : •
Well, the hemp , has been g,rown'that: will
hang some of these, felloWs (carpet-baggers)
or. the :bullets aro ek!..4:that:Wilbget rid-of them
scith'less . :trouble: 'They; 'and not the negro;
ought to' suffer: Once rid - of - these - rascals .
there will be harmony between the two races;
and it really would be something worth re
joicing over if theY-,-Were Made to disappear -
without noise or riot. ' '
The Daily Re!Uder of the same date says:
There are dozens of miscreants in this city
who have jeoparded the safety of onr wives
and children. If a burglar enters.. a man's
house at midnight, ho not, only has the sanc
tion of the law to kill him, but he merits and
receives the plaudits of society; but here we
_have it - ,, ,, ang - o.f villains who - inilitmCd WO pas-
MOMS of thousands of barbarians and then put
iirebraints and arms in their hands and ordered
them to burn and slay. Is the whole comiuunity
to farboar beyond tho individual in defence of
his hoine and family? The crime is the same,
why should not the pnnishment be the same?
These devils have forfeited their lives to : .tho
majesty a conamuultY, whose livesand pro
perty they have put in hourly:Awil. If they
were all hanged to-day, justice would pe vindi
cated and the :Safety of society secured. We .
do not what to hare a hair of the heads 'Of the
,poor and iniserable negro 'dnpeg of the con,
spirtitors banned, But their instigators, to
murder deserve all the punishment., •
In the Doily Tribune of the Gth have the
few - negroes Only liar their
liveS whet► . hundreds had placedtheithelves in
a position where they might LaVe', been
'Slaughtered within the 'pale of the Moral
law, and where the statute could not prO
teet nein. Since the riot,'has been forced
upon us the regret is; not tht go few:negroes
were killed ; but that the whitescoundrels who
incited them were permitted to escape.-. •
Again; the l'leftister of the Bth says: • .
The :latter iwbite men) have come. the.
stern Conclusion-that-thigsort.'of OV - 110y - shad
ni;;lt be repeated with implinity,'AncL if thoge
'carpet-baggers are ambiticats'Of dangling , to
lamp-posts all they have got to do is to' turn
loosetheirinfuriated wild beasts oneemoredu
a public riot: ,Thepublic patienceis exhausted.,
and the injunction "Let us have -Peace7,will
be enforced. Kith a terrible retribution on
those who its mandate. " AL, the name : ' •-•
old • growl of the ;wolf up the
stream.to the :lamb beloW: It is , true that to
day there is inproctms,of organization a body
of in.this city for the purpose (so far as
can he determined) of driving all prominent
White - ~Ilepublicans from. the city,. or of mur
dering them if they insist in remaining here..
Thefolleing, the Reyiste of the sth; is
only one'of several hints to such an_orgiini7A
tionwhich have been thrown out in our daily
In-the present exasperated condition of the
public mind,vveenjomprudence as artecessity
for the peace of society and the trintriph of
right over wrong. Individual passionate out
breaks Will do barin and harm onlyr. When
the peonle speak and act they mnst do it au
thoritatively: This cautiou is especially to be
heeded by thehanelful of earpet-baggers lathe
.community. Let them beware of the last
feather that breaks the caiaol's back. .
, The Conclusions to drawn from the above
extracts seem to be, that in case a Repubiiean
Meeting is held at any time : in the future the
Chivalry will bring about a riot as a pretext,
.and then murder the prominent Republicans
in the city; for no one can point out a case of
'rill'.; or bloodshed in this city anstig.ated or per
petrated by the Republicans. What they may
have done in the late riot has been done in
self-defence. There is organizing 'a reign
of terror here. For some time the daily
papers, haye been teeming with such in
cendiary appeals as are contained in the
• above extracts; and still no one of these
editors has been brought to task for inciting
riot, and no one of them will be troubled by
the authorities here, whatever may ho written
or published by these journals: There area
larger number of men here, wha class them
selves as Democrats, who did; not vote in the
late elections, and who do not indorse the
incendiary article., of the Democratic press:
but they cower like whipped" hounds 'under
the lash ofJohn Forsyth's diatribes, and do
not dare speak or act in opposition to the die- I
tates of their party leader's.
Is it nor a singular fact that the only Persons
killed in the late riot are Colored: meu? It is
the same old story. It is teOfirded'ag a crime
against the high-toned chivalry of the South
to hold a Republiean meeting. The Democ
racy,eau hold public meetings, tire cannon,
denounce all white," Republicans} as villains,
scoundrels.and robbers. who .shoulit bc
(114)Wil , 'or without trouble or riot,
and tle . Reffigtei• and the Tribune will go into
ectacv over the reports of such glorious occa
sions; but to hold a Republican meeting, and
to allow freedmen to conwegate,ls..a.inimo
against society (?) inciting to riot, •and the
heads of carpet-baggers and scallywags mnst
pay the forfeit of all consequent disturbances !
Pendleton and Yallatulighata.
(From the Cincinnati Commercial, ..thg_ 14.1
Tim acceptaneijoi -the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor was a matter of life or death
to Geo. ll:Pendleton.. He would.have b4en ay
•lead as a salt inackerelif he had - not accepted.
He could not afford to reward his broken ankle
or his personal eernfort,if he proposed to be,in
the politician's sense, a live man. There is
another man who has a solemn hour at hand
in which to choose his destiny. We refer to
Mr. Vallamligham. Ifheremainsin his wig
wam during_this_eampaign, he will be, du the..
second Tuesday of October, no matter how the
votes may countontrasealpettsavage;---Hehas
for a long time been accused bytheStaunchest
Democrats .of_ the State of cu.ssedness and
seltishne&s. He announcedsome time ago that
lit NI•ould not - speak - dfiring thi4' . eatiipaign, but
he must reconsider that conchision and reach
another determination now. If he attends to
- hisrivate - hushwgs hc~ivill be called asore=
head -p .
If - he rifuses to speak for Pendleton,
he will be denounced. as having. a Mean, per
sonal spite toward: Ohio's favorite son. He
Must become reconciled with Pendleton. In
one sense, that is not a hard task. There are
few men with whom it is more agreeable to
become , reconciled; than it is with 3.1 r. Pen
dleton. He would, we are sure, receive VaL,
with courtesy and. kindness, and creature com
forts. . Though all might be as honey in
the mouth of Vol, it would be bitter in the
belly, no doubt ; but he must take his medicine
like a man. The pill may be coated with
elaborate sugar; but it must go down, or there
will be no health in the-patient.
The'Pride of thtlradlley"--isa Packer's
In Lancaster is publiShed an outspoken Re-
Publican weekly paper, by the rather singular
nth; of .Father Abrahani. • The editor; it will be
seen from the following, is a good Winless as
to Packer's principles and associations in the
days of Breckintidge and treason. That paper
having asserted that Packer supported Breck
inridge, the Reading Eagle denied it, where
upon, it replies as follows:
" Father Abraham, happens to be well posted
in regard to the political record of Jude
Packer. At thelime of the Charleston Con-,
vention the senior editor' of 'Father' ..lbrahant
resided at Mauch Chunk, and published the,
Gazette, the, office of which was in Packer's
own bantling, on the corner of Susquehanna
street and Broadway. Wherithe news came
to.3lauch Cbunk,'whilst the Convention was
yet in session, that JUdge Packer had taken a
decided stand; for and a;ith :lett Davis and
Brecklnridge, and 'oudinst . Doeglas; he_was
---openlyantr bitterWileuenneed by William It.
Otis, A. G. Broadhead; jack Taylor, and the
other real and profeasing friends of
Douglas in Mauch Chunk. And when, after,
Douglas had received the reqaired Majority ofj
two-thirds,:and. became.'. the - regular Demo
cratic nominee for Progident,'Mr. - 'X4a Plieker
bolted thenomination and joined the sems
siomsts, and. afterwards, at Baltimore, par
ticipated in the 'nomination and voted - for
,Tohn C.Breekinridge aS the' ' secession candi
date for President; he was yet more severely
denounced by a majority of the Democrats of
Carbon county. And after hiS return home,
in conversation with the waiter of this article,
Judge Packer openly and unconditkmally de
,nOunced Douglas as deMagogue, and ex
pressed his purpoSe to:aupport Breckinridge,
regardless consequences. -Very- soon:
two of r: the gentlemen natned-z_.
Messrs,. Broadhead I .: and Taylor—changed
from Douglas to Breekinridge, whilst Wm. R.
Othi, also a leading leeal.Poldiaian of Mauch
Chunk, remained firm;. The Carbon Deatoeot,
also; yielded to. Pitolor i :' and changed front
Douglas to Breakinridge.,
"Neither Judge Packer"nor any one of his
home friends. wilt deny wword we have stated ;
in regard to his bolt *OM the; Charleston Con-
and his Open ;identilication with the,
avowed secessionists, of the .cotton , States:.
Nor Will they deny that in .1865'lie ,bolted the
nomination of Hon. Geo;rge' . ll.. Barrett,. the
regular Democratic candidate for President
Judge of the Court of the' Carbon 13 0 ,istriet;and
his support of Belly the independent Know
TtieSouth AnneiticanWat.,,
xex . r: or Till.: itti,;II.9TE:tiTIAICLES .THE
ALLIED (:O'‘`l Ii#3IE.NTS.;
• At date of ihienes AyreS, June 0, the Allied
.' plenipotentiaries:l). Mariano Varela; 3finister
of the Secretar y tine R ef Stateenu for bl Foreign Relations
~lose Maria da ftiva ParanhoeS; EuVey Extra ,
ordinary .and' Minister Plenipotentiary
__ ,S pe ciat ni is sion -l otilis - lkinjestYthe - Einperorbr
Brazil, and D. -"Adolfo Rodriguez;: Envoy
_Extraordinary :on: special, mission of • the
Oriental' Repiddic of 'Vrtigany,. dictated :the
'Swayed by the most friendly - dispositions,
.the allied governMenta have Maturely'ecin
sidered those Wishes and :legitimate purposes
of Paraguay - in citizens Which were expressed
in the man' signed at Asuncion on the
alst hi' ch laid, and communicated to the
allied governments bY a note dated Aptil o , 29,
addressed to theitrby the committee
intrusted with the 'discharge of theizmandate.
The.many Paraguayan. citizens who signed the
manifesto declared, in brief: That they are an.;
'mated by the desire to , see the hor
rid martyrdom of the. Paraguayan Pee : -
pie ended as soon as possible, and: to. or ; •
gani ze: a gOVernment which' would the
expression of a legitimate pOpularSoVereigiitY,
establishing itin the territory/liberated; by the
arms of the allies, anal at. present under their
'exclusive rule; that they consider , it the duty
of everyParagnayanto contribnte to, the of the remains of Lopez's power; that
they offer' .to the allies their—aid, and that of
their countrymen adhering to the Salim cause
in any Manner found necessary and proper to
attain those ends; and tbeytake God to witness'
to the sincerity of the intentions .thuS mani
feSted to the allied governments.
Time undersigned, plenipotentiaries of the
lliecl goVernments, have' no* the honor and
inmost satisfaction to be able to comintinicate
to the aforesaid commisshitierS that the allied
governments have resolved to agree on their
part to the _wishes laid before the*. in the
name of the unhappy Paraguayan people; and
that, promising them the most, benevolent co
operation, they declare at the same time they
will recognize and treat with the new Para
g,uayan Government that may . .be constituted
in accordance with the terms resumed in the
conditions laid down iii the •.annexed
proetocol of the agreement made , for
this purpose, which is accompanied' with
copies 'of the pacts, of alliance referred
to. As a more explicit enunciation of
the Wishes of the allied geyernmenta thatthe
new Paraguayan goyernment May ii:SniuCh as
possible cement the spirit of 'union among
their countrymen, and so secure the more de
cided national support, the undersigned
suggest to the Commissioners the convenience
of the Provisional Government .they under
take to. establish being eomosed of : three
members, even though one of-the members
bear the title of President, and as such exer ;
cise special fnitionS, the condition of cell , -
cord and force will be satisfied`; the •ste
prenie authority reside in the collective body,
tlO diiikent executive attributes of the goVern
;lig board being. distributed in_the :manner.
ntigea, MOST reaAillat among tereemera
hers composing it.
The committee to Whom to whom the above
note refers, Messrs. BedOye, and
Valente, accept its tern's, .with the under,
standing that they leaVe the rightS of Para
guay unmolested, and that they do not impose
on the Provisional Government now- constir
tined" any conditions but those to which its
own loyalty . counsels
The Buenos Ayres Stead ard of the 20ili has
news from Asuuelon , "dated J rine , '19," which
'gives a fair idea of the 'position -of the Para.
guayans. It says: Lopez is still, at Ancurrit,
defended. by the defiles and passes,4hrough
which alono-the-front of-hislines-caii7birak
proached. To attack his, thinks or rear; a Girl
(ant of 21 leagues Will have to .be made by the
invading force. A squadron can at the same
time be sent up the river Mandiivira,',and it
corps &armee be thrown on the enemy's rear.
A coup de wain; though it might cost a number
of lives, is the best way of bringing this weary
war to - a close; for;although : "LOpez, - has luny
_.B,ooo_intantry_b' otter a rmed ls
supposed, passive obedience alone . urgealhein
on; and they are not equarin ' physittne to the_
men who Composed the Paraguayan ranks two
- years -- ago. -- H: 3l anrilrisotiersatittOode.SOrterS7'
state that , Lopez's soldiers are.vcry badly oil
- for provisions."' . " ~ f, ,
i,, • - .
by, Gen: lareto was,said originally to be nearly
12,000 sours, but he lost'thro,utgli the eneMy's
attack on'his rear; tinting Ins. retreat; no less
than 80 carts filled With woMen; "and - three
squadrons of light cavalry, which:were cut off
while endeavoring to cover the retreat: The
number brought back to camp of the rescued
families only amounts to 3,000, and, as usual,
there are reports that Lopez has put to death
many of the wretched creatures •he recap;
General Jordan's' Account of the right
Near 11.01guin--Taltnaseda Defeated...
Slavesg , Joining; the Cubans-Disorgan
ization Ammons: the Spaniards in Note
. vitas—Quesada to Attak the City.,
WASHINGTON, August 15,1869.-- - Letters from
Cuba, giving advices to the 15th inst., were re
ceiveilliere last eVening. (;en. Jordan gives
the folhnving account of - the action near-Hol
,ruM :
Valmaseda, being reinforced, determined to
- Surprise the Cubans. His Movements were
„promptly reported to General Jordan, who
prepared to meet him... A small force was sent
oat to reconnoitre, and, if the enemy ap
peared, to lead them Into an ambush which
had been prepared, whore General .lordau and
one thousand men awaited them. General
Valthageda met the advanced party and at
tacked them. They retreated to the main
body, who received the whole Spanish force
(more than double their number). with- such
earnestness that they were throWn into•dis
order, and it was impossible to reorganie
them. This success was followed, by a i nharge _
whlebTforeed - itidisordered retreat: The, sue
eess of General Jordan" Was „complete: The
colored militia, inipresSedintO: thoservice,
broke on the first attach; and all de - 4.
sorted to the Standard; of , Gr'en.! 'The
tighir it is :issertect,,has destroYed the;trnky'of
Valmasoda and. given the Cubans control; of
the entire Holguin district:, :Tho Spanish loss
is estimated, at 170. in killed and.wounded s and
WO in desertionS and prisoners.
It, is reliorted that ilieSlaN'es throughout the
island are exbibitin,'. , sYttiptoms. of insubordi
nation; and i4yin . patby with the Cespedes"goV
ernment., They are !joining the (Maas 'by
handrodslind , thOusandS, determined • to
cure the: advantages of the decree: of libera.
tion issued by General Quesacla at the com
fiaeneement, of the struggle for independence.
:The:mitten, itiS said i -nutke-gooCind efficient
soldiers:- • ••
General Quesada, in the Puerto Principe
district, these letters state, is nearly ready for
an' attack on Nnevitas with a three, sufficient
to secure success, General Lesort has been re
stored to command there, and the dissensions
between the regulars and volunteers halm
creased to such an extent as to render his
force. lmost entirely unreliable. Uliles.s Gen.
Le' ca is rehiforced it is not'believed - he will
risk a contest, Vessels sullipleut to. remove
his troops are concentrating ht trent of the
city. • • •
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: - .[iTg..t'%0,...1t,#4,0 -
Grmgatc and Interestftig;Aeport
Oalifoen4; Oregon and the NwNyeat
GinuAnTA.n,•Py Angtost 10,A,861
--Jay Vooke t srl. My Sin 'fhe
journey to ourPacitic Coast, whieh I liave- 4 just
made at r your requeSt, had, as I stippise,* its
chief object the investigation of such fact* ,as
might,bear upon the ilesirableness of a‘dyanting
in the conAtruction of - the proposed Northern
Pacific Railroad. 36 - own mint of vie*vir , must
be, of course; that which any intelligent k traveler
might take, leaving twen of practical oseiernie
all questions as to tfikdetails which an entey-'
neer or a surveyer should carefully exam me.„:
To see- for ourselves the characteristics if
Western Oregon, we decided to go' from , S'2.,a ,
Francisco to Portland by land,instCad of t; licing
the steanier,'on, the ocean. A ride of twtentyl
eight miles by steamboat, to Vallejo, atrd ofr
about one 'hundred and forty miles by ral/;
tlirotigh Saeramento and Marysville, brolught•
• on. •
Its to Ornville, California, the Feather, river,
where began. ,our iaeli ; ii of about
tiundred miles. We could not but notice in
his region the' vast, injury done "by hydraulic
niiiiing,; farms and orchartls, once. under sue
cessful cultivation, being now completelY buried
under the Sand'and hreught, 'down by
the streams, ,from the mines in the higher
lands. ,beer a t tny-at extent of country, mining
Las ceased to liepinfltable; ',and so all badnessconnected iyityi this blanch, of industry las
been abandoned; but, hundreds of that - Panda
of acres have been rendered foreVer unfit foi
tillage, and present greed has caused Lusting.
• ,
Our staging began Wine 29) liu the:midst of
the wheat , harvest, hi hit. :39 dfig.. • The snows
of winter aneLthemhis_op,spriug, all this
Pacific region, had been unusually light, and as
they seldom Lave 'rain during the stuniner
months, we saw the country, in, our whole
journey, tinder the disadvantages of drought.
Yet the hitrvests , were evidently abundant, and
excellent in quality. • Parnil g .- throtigh. this--
State and central.' Oregon is . carrted.po, on
large scale. Great
threshing -- :lnachines — are - , erunloyed to do tlip
work for which the pcipulation.is altogether too
sparse to supply human sinews. A little north
of the flourishing , town • of Chico, 'we
Passed a farni of 22,000 acres, under' adinirabie
cultivation, with steant-prope3led_machinery,-----
threshing the•vast heaps of .ripened
Steadirffseencling the valley= of :the Sacra
ntento river
_(or its tributaries), atter passing •
lirotc , h Red' luff and Shasta- -City-We- crossed --
Trinitimountain on the afternoonofthel:3 , otb,
and - so came_down into, the valley of Trinity
river, a bra - liel cif the blamatit, on the 'west of
the 'great mountains, ealled,in California, the
Coast range, and in ()regent the Oiscade range.
All this region abounds with fine timber, with
excellent pasturage, and with pains and hill
sides well adapted •for grain. Yet there are
also to be found wide areas which, tinder the
present. drought, seem' burned tip, and which,
at all tiines, must have irrigation in orcter to
onEG '
On Thursday, July Ist, crossing latitude 42
deg:, we entered Oregthr; going over. the Lialdl-7
ony' mountains and through the - Rogue' river
valley to Jacksonville. We found, as we'inoVed,
northward, new varieties of trees andl:of fkiw,
ers; but the general charaCteristie.s Of. -the'Cotui
trY were not essentially itilleient:frotu'thoSe of California. There seemedto be every induce;-
meift for agrictiltural enterprise to 'occupy th 6
linta;:and the valley of the'Unrpgna,_and that
of the Willainette,thitattertainly attract a : larger
population just as soon as markets are'opened
: for the productions of skill and of induatry.
The natural tendency of trade !and - traVel from.
this section must, be northward; tOwnrd,4 'the
ecikambia river, and the capitalists of l'orelcual
'are beginning treacly to Open the:Way by rail
road communication thrpugh the beantiful.and.
fertile Willamette valleY. • 'Y! • • • •
Testis and embryo cities become more nu-..merous as we advanced. and, when I reached ;
l'_ortland,_enalonday„.Tuly.4sth, where the 1
.ple were celebrating the - National inniversat:4;
I found it, hard to realize that so great a erowiati
could he gathered in a city of 6,40 inhabitautah.,
arid, still more, that such results in a.griculttgith..,
commerce and manufaettiresANadd- have. Ar*ri.
attained whilst the whole.-poimlation of the yits.t.. -
State of Oregon is only about 120,000 t searoelr
one-sixth of that of the city. of Pltilitdeltithk, .
I leave to my fellow travelers meire,ntituWit
statements as to the statistics of PortLitrifiolutik,
of Oregon. But 1 must say ,that Joy feetbri,
were those of continual astonishment i betronlisr•
as to the delightfulness of the,ellmate„ the mild_
ness of the winters, the coolness of tlioNsocin
triers, the fertility of the soil, the, size the
forests and the excellence of ,ante thramat, but,,
most - of all, as;to tiMmuergy displayed'. by the
comparatively few worlwrewho have beert,hore
laying the foundation of a mighty empire. •
The. city of 'Portland, you are aware} is upon.
the Willamette riyer, fvfeve - •Miles aboVe. the
entrance of that stream Into the Columbia.
river. It is thus eighty or a hundred Wes
from the Ocean; and, it is accessible. by? dean:-
erg and sailing vessels of large sin, Hitt of oort.
sklorable draught of water: Constant com
munication is kept up with San Franctseo by a
regular Ilue.ot steamships, and vossels • (*TOM
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