Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, September 21, 1869, Image 1

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They At.ttiek_ , XLIII and Sealy Four Wood.
rbopperstrWliktai One eratt - a Half.3llles
;tot - Fora lEttiford«.Teri Madttuut 411 led and
ittillty....lfearsof it General Outbreak.; .
. .
• . It is.' our,nn,pleasant. duty to: again *recount
the iitokeningdetails of another Indian hutch.;
ery of white men on the upper MLssouri.•Some
time , sineewelnadebrief mention of an Indian
attack near Fort Buford:' To-day' we give the'
details of 'the
,aff eye-!
witness air related to 118 by an, eye
witness, and 'oPaitial participint.
.: -
• . it is the usual for ./ndian-traderSte
give the- headft of the different tribes a Mist,
each ear. On the occasion to whichwe refer,
- nteir*iiiiitt - trading pI ht is, at.rvzt,
Buford,' bad given a feast to a,large, hittither of -;
Indians. ~ Alter their:repast, they went„tothe:,
Oiticers i- 4tuirters - at Fort Buford, - andaniused
the latter with a war dance. Of course every
one in: or ' about the Fort was presenta AV/t• - •;'
mess this'nuirel and amusing performance,'lttle''
-dreaming, that while they were standing as
:.spectators to witness the war dance of a lot
' of quasi peaceable savages, their friends,
only one and a half miles from the Fort, were
being murdered. -, lt, appeats that four Wood
chop I
pers named 'Peter S. Dugan, whose pa-
rents reside in Butler county, Penn.; .111 S—ff.
McLain, front some part of I Di nois ; J. Urahlie,
an Italian, and an old plai rairnan, named Adam
Jones, Went out the morning to which I
we al-
hide to eat wood, about one mile and a half
. from the fort.. About noun, and before the I
wood-choppers were able to give the alarm,
they were surrounded by about seventpfive
Indian warriors belonging to the 'llnkpapa
tribe.. The - Indians :immediately surrounded
and commenced an attaelcon the small band
of - whit - omen. The latter being well armed
iiiik t
t with a heroism very seldom heard 'of.
• r one hour the unequal contest raged, at
t le end of which time, the four white men
were killed, but not - before tiler had killed ten
and dangerously wounded thirteen more of
their enemies. After the radians , had killed
the four white men tlwy . proceeded .to take
their • scalps. ' Previous to this time Mr. J. W.
Cooper, -.bearing shots, and suspecting that
everything was not, right, got on his horse
and rode hi tire direction from Wheilec the
sounds of the shooting proceeded. As he
came in sight of the Indians they started for
the Missouri river. Mr. C., learning the con
dition of affairs, returned immediately. to the
Fort, :Oat gliv,e the alarm. A - large. number'
of citizeris.andscildiers went in ~pursuit,- , bitt.
before they reached the battle ground the In
dians had scalped . .the •.four while meti - , , and ,
were in the.ct of carrying off their'ecru dead.
The white men giving pursuit, the Indians
made a beeline for.the :Missouri river. Tilfly
sueceeiled In reaching the opposite bank and
gaining protection from the underbnish on its .1
kiss ore their'white pursuers eanie'aithity l
rifle range. Teti Indians .were killed outright 1
and thirteen wounded. The latter made their I
ktzicapit'. -The Willies of the' ten indians were I
fastened to the horses,of the soldiers and Cid- i
zeils JoFort sod dragged to Buford', where they •
were cut, up,andonartered. It .weald appear
that-the' four-Wldteilien foughtuntil tbdy were
each one killed. When found they were
eliett<ted together, some of them liming tirt.s.l
front fifty to keyeety rentals of Cartridges. :,
Oirr informant - states that a party of the `
same band of Indians, on the same day, and
at about the ware time, attacked a train be
longing to capkiiii ‘ payne. There;were about
thirty-liv m
e en 'in - Captain, 'Payne's party.
lii had one.man 'wounded and one horse...
' Old Indian traders express 'great fears of a
Irnerui Indian outbreak... They .say that -the
ndians never 'showed as much hostility as
they do at the present time, and everything
i toile:des an Indian - ivar.---„Stour City Timex,
15th - •
Letter from a Cuban Soldier.
A.soldier who has just returned to Boston
from Cuba ANTiteStO the Boston .ereirin2_Tintes
an interez.4tingneeouritifirliii - expeies
in the island.
Of the conduit of the Cubans and Spaniards
the wriler &lye:
The Cuban white men are a brave set and I
believe they wouldfight till they died any
where., but the negroes are cowards.. They
couldn't have-a disciplined army there where
I went. because the roads are narrow, and oft'
the big plantatiorbt. it is a reolar jungle of
vines and briars mid thickets. The Cubans, i.
e. ' the white men, arc tieterinined tWtight,and
lbelieve they will whip out the Spaniards,
bemuse the Spaniards dare not gb into the
cauntrY. Our .company, was 'so mixed
that the captain gave his orders in
Spanish, and .. then repeated them . in
English, so that we all coultl understand. But
all we (lid was to scout around plannitions
stealing Mu liVing and hunting for stray Span
iards. I don't know as the Cubans will beat,
but I hope so. There are. lots .Of them, and
they are the hardest' Set 'of •fellews that ever
you Ikaw: . " They: hate a Spaniard so that they
vv otild cut him intorlittle pieees. I . don't be
lieve they have any big ; battles, and I have,
seen them quarrel among
, - theinselves and:.
shoot two or three.: I saw.a. Jot' of 3larcantes•
men and seine of Jago's in,tqtgo into a planter's
house on • a :rice:plantation, and throw the
children out of the Window and off the roof,
breaking their .necks, because the father was
gone to volunteer with the Spaniards. But they
don't do .half. 23... much Spaniartis, for
they l3ibi chtinto pieces every Cuban Wife,
child or slave, they eau find.. We saw where
the Spaniards lead tossed up a deiid body on
their:bayonets; like a penny, betting whether
he w.ould come clown face tip or not, until Ime
w as,nothing but a heap of jelly. "We did, not
intend to have tents till the rain came on, and
then we got blankets out ,of the houses and
strung them on poles. The Spania.rds cut
men's lleatls oft and. Send theiu out to the
.Cubans, . Spaniards, too, .ketip
sending letters to the Cubans, tel
them how they will chop every,;
prisoner they take into )11ii1 , 20 meat, and they:
.410 kill every, Cuban they can catch. They
.caught six of my company one night, when
we were all asleep, and while our picket, had
run awal . , and mule near getting ine. They
left the bodies cut all a most horrible
.mannergiut a little"way from the caMping JJ
spot where theY • wre captured:. I sawthe
bodies, and the' Captain and five or six of the
Cubans who stuck by hini Made up our minds
to save the men or kill as many - Spaniards. We
followed them until they got near their fort,
and we tired into them and Went back . to bury
the bodies,
. down
warty from Nuevittis came W the road
last tme.iihen,the . roadfT 7 Wre aWfujb;Tiaifk
tiiirliiiFeVirith arid . ti 'TOW front tic iigan,
who is non with General. Jordan as ;ccininibt-
Nary or something,-took a big. bunch of pal:
metto and scraped it across the feed to raise a
dust. :The, Spaniards saw , it, and run like
deers, andtold the general that they!bn.d.had
a sharp. fight and killed 200 Cubans.:
built a breastwork :of, AtigsacrosS
road at Espiritu Santo; 'and the. Spaniards
shelled it two days ::before they dared
to venture up', to 'See :if the , :
had gone::' The numberibl enbana'in the army
can't tell: -:Bbeause you know:a private
Bier has no way of finding . out ;. except by re
ports. 1 kept hearing about ten thou Sand men
at ififarru under Ifiguero;and fifteen thou San d .:
under Queseda at Puerto, but I mover Stiw"so'
many. I don't believe that there' are over'
twenty thousand in all, and'they must • be,
alniost all sharp-shooters like us.` They dinA
have any pitched battles and bushwinteking is
they can do.' I saw_one battery of .Napideon•
guns about the first of June; but since the rain
they: can't use them.
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I with their 111704. ' Bridges, fences, chicken- -
coops and bog-pens were floating about the
streets of the town. • The .-Pennsylvania Bail-4
, road track at the ltiwer end of the town was
completekVirubmerged,and,the noon passenger
train, due at the Upper Station at 12.07 P. M.,.
ran off the track and 'was delayed seVeraf
hours. At the height, of the storm an alarm of
lire was raised, which was found to be caused ,
by -,thiii limning; of a 'barn at the lower end of,
tale botough. 'l'he barn had , been ' struck by.
llghtning, Before assistance could be ren
dered, the barn and most of its contents were
he barn of' 'Jacob' Huber, one and a , half
milesnorthwest of Rohrerstown, was struck
by ghtning during the storm, and completely
John Brick.bartls barn, about one and a half
miles west of Salunga, and the barn of Mr.
Koontz, near May•town, were also struck by
lightning during the storm, and destroyed.
The storm . seems to have extended south
ward only, some six or eight miles. In East'
and Nest Lanapeter it was very destructive.
.Nine stacks of wheat, belonging to John
Hauser, in - West Lampeter township, were
toppled over. Several cows in the same town
ship, were killed by lightning. The roof of
Mrs. Girvin's barn wss blown off. Fences
were blown down, trees uprooted and fields
badly washed. The tobacco crop was much
injured by bail. In 31anheim township a.
barn, owned by Samuel Groff,, of this city, was
struck by lightning. -
A rolling inill in Columbia was struck. and
one man severely'stunned. The barn of John.
Kuhn, near 3faytown, was struck by light- ,
ping and burned down, and also another
buibling, a few rods distant. Mr. Long,eneck
er's barn, near Elizalietlitown, was also burnt,.
The lightning struck live times within the
borough of Mountjoy, but we • have heard of
DO serious damage being done. Along the
railroad there 'mire been numerous sliike and
washings paused by the heavy .rains; but, not,.
milli ei ent to interfere with railroad travel.
polities in
,rennwls - aufa, ; •
Thd N:17; Deibune says a the campaign in
OAR State and _
The Republicans of neither State can make
anything by sc.ekiiig to evade the'great. issues
which' divide the country.' The ltepitblicans
Of California might:hayo been beaten: anyhow;
they Sealed theit' * dboirl When they tried. to
pronounce ,the,Dentocratic: shibboleth , with
regard Rithe'Chineii'e. - When the 'Republican
party , ceases 14 the xhamplOnr ot7Equiil
Rights, regardless of• race,.or color, its graVe
wall be dug. give';noreason why :its
life should be , prolonged one hour after its
ceasui to stand 'up for , •iGoverninent of the
People, by the People, for the. People!! Who
eVer contends that a qyarter.pf the adult male •
citizens living in a county or district ought to
make all the laws, levy all the taxe,s, and hold
all the oflie is, bealuse the rest are nothingbut
" niggers," black or' yellow, is a sham:Demo
cratiand -ought to own it. To call himself a
Republieln While he thinks and feels like , a
Dernocrat; lb to do all the harm poS.sibleto the
party he has already, resolved to betraY.
We appeal to Republicans iu principle,
whether in Pennsylvania or Ohio . , to do their
very utmost - 1n the.canvass now near its close,
'Men and brethren! though no President or
delegation to Congress is now to be chosen,
the principld of Equal Human Rights was,
never more clearly at stake than in your pre
sent. canvass. The. rebellion ,makes its' last
stand in defence of Inequalitv t. of Preju
dice of. Government by Caste.' 'ion can beat
it if you *ill put forth such exertions as the
importance of the : stake requires. Speak to
to your neighbors ; strengthen the feeble
knees ; arouse the laggard ;- inspirit the faint
hearted; and enable us, on •the 'morrow o
your election, to congratulate your country
that the long struggle is ended—that our ,rn
istitutions rest evermore on the broad, firm
bssis of the universal and immutable 'Rights
of 31au! •
An Interview Between General Sherman
and Mra.Dr. Walker. -
rrohl by the ;ttnciriati CotomerciAl; Sept. tt).]
The presence of Mks: Dr. Walker' at the
Women's Convention renews the, recollection
of an interview which took place between
that somewhat xemarkable person and Gep
cral Sherman, at, Atlanta, dttring the war, and
several weeks after> the city had been cap
tured. Some 'means, knoWu only to the
mysteries of the feinale mind, the woman
doctor had been able to avoid the order for
bidding any of her sex to' enter the city, .and
- with 'a degree of _perseverance .pe.culiarly her
own, she walked into the private
room of General. Sherman, and dtmauded .a
conunissionin the medical department Of the
army. The'fact is not Publicly known, but
General Sherman is, weak when a woman is
concerned—that is to Say, he Would run rather
than have hard words with one of them ; and
the tears of a female rebel had more terror to
his soul than a, thousand Deanregards. Se,
when the :little doctor -renewed again and
again her demand-for -ran - appointment,— the
General, like a great soldier, as he changed
tactics in the face of the enemy.
" why don't you wear proper clothing?
That toggery, ,neither .one :thing, nor the
other," said the General, as he pointed - his
linger to the nondesCiipt garb Of -the doctor..
'‘•111 - ell, General," replied the . young woman,
suppose you would. like to seem° in hoops,T
and heavy skirts dragginiptOWn my 'bilis, to -
the destruction of health and . coinfort? What.
right, Sir, have women, who bear children,
thus - to destroy their ' best best, powers and unfit
,themselves to be wives and mothers ?"
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This, and much more, She ~ said about
woman's refottes...
The conqueror of. Atlanta was somewhat
taken abackb „111 - 115._ charge of korse,-foot
dragoo74,la.: •- 111,,,014 :"
7 "Did you ever bear ; any children.r 'he
asked, With sardonldemphasm
She had to admit that she had not done any
thing of the kind: ' • i;
The General hildddsererely
• 7 don't know that I should especially de to see yOu,:hobps or! no :IMOI?s:'nor (I'6 I'
see any* POT'thitt,:winuekSheuld inured
by:wearing, theinior• the:MOderate use of the,
costume of the. day, but I,dO know for a , cer.
tainty that you and such as yoit lout on that
dress'froni affectation: ;; If; o'n•-Wish. an Omit
pl e of what a Woman . should be and ought to,
do—Daninatidit,v , eried. the G;encral; ;getting
excited, , "what- are .,, you*here:. far, anyhow ?
Breeches or. ne. - breeelicsAltha l msident's wife
'would not dare to disobey orders. Put on de
cent clothes,go back to IsTashyille t enter the
Weis where our poor boys are dying OfWoMatis,
and. fever, and imitate the example 'of, the
Women , in rhoopS and , petticoats, . who are
'deVoting their time to the; Work of nursing." ,
We, .think Mrs. Dr:Walker went North upon.
an early train.-
Valuable Property DeNtroyed.
We find the following account of a great
storm in Lancaster county . on Friday last, in
the Lancaster papers of Saturday:
In Marietta and vicinity the storm seems to
have raged with great fury and destructive
ness. It set in about eleven o'clock in the
mornin , The ,rain ,fell in torrents , accom
panied baikthpnder , and lightningl The
streets o the town were overflowed with
water, and a mmtber of persons were com
pelled to leave their houses and seek refuge .
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~",T114,AD,ETTEr..A. , ,,.., ~TTJg 8 DA:Y : .; I. , SEPTEMBER-21.'1869:
aseality In simown EstabUsti-
The N. Y. Tim m
Times of this orning-says,
torially •
It is, with great reluctance that we give cur=
rencyto a very finpleasant report which hai
reached us in regard to" an ' institution which
of all others in the land ought to be beyond
reproach or even suspicion._ The authority,4
however, for what we are aboirt to announce;
is of such a eharacter that silence on our part
wOuld,under the circumstances,'amount to de
••i • •
new,Ageut of 'the Methodist Rook Condern
Rev. Dr. Lanaban, has discirvered. in that es!.
tablishment 'great corruption and fraud, in
volving losses to• the amount of several hun
dred thousand dollars. ;
The subject; "sre understand is now un
dergoing investigation ' and as soon as
the details can be given to the - public without
prejudice' to anybut culpable parties w shall
endeavor to'furnish them.
These frauds, it is said, have• been going on
for some eight ,or nine years, and of course
their full extent is not yet ascertained. with
precision. The magnitude of the business
transacted by this Coneern,and the reputation
- which it enjoyed for 'probity in its manage
merit, conspire to 'give to any suspicion against
it, a painful impeittance. It is only six
months. since we had the - satisfaction, of
saying of this •institution, in the columns of
the TitireA, " that it should be recorded, to. the
honor of all concerned, that not a dollar has
ever been lost by the defalcation of ital.
managers front the commencement of the
business," in 1789. Unfortunately that cannot
be said of the Methodist Rook Concern any ,
New Mouth for the EUssbedppl
Norfolk to be Made an .tmportattt
The WashingtOn correspondent'of the New,
York Ilc-rOl says: ,
The naturally navigable waters of the Mis
sissippi valley aggregate nearly 1,700 miles.
Water has its currents and so has trade. But
those of the latter do not run Witlithe former;
for in themain the, great outlet of trade is
northeast by the lakes, Erie Canal. and Huil;
son, instead of South, by the Gulf of Mexico:
It is now protioSed. . open,a Way
acres; the, Virginia mountais broad
and deep, enough to :• drain • 'the'
Mississippi • Talley due • :'eastward :into.
the Chesapeake, not of water e of course, but
of produce. The. old James, river and' Karla
wha Canal—alreadY finished half.the'distince
—was to connect the:Waters of the .Tarries with
those of the Kanawha,a tributary of the (Bd.° ;
but the proposed canal is to be of'a' capacity:
equalat least to the great Erie Caned..cu. New ,
supplying' York. Such a canal, Tby pplying 400 miles of
the route, would open the way for transporta-:
tion without tranShipment between the ocean.
andl7,ooo miles' of already - ;navigable'inland
waters... The. project is to be -brought . before:,
Congress this winter, and it LS expected- that
it willbe petitioned for 'by citizens- of every
part of the Union. Great "cOnsideration.4 of
national defence are said' by military men. to. :
justify it, but the grand
,commercial hypothe-;
sis is the manner in which It would effect
the grain interest . of • the AV.est and
the bread interest of . the Fast. It,. ap-f
pears by official reports Of the United
States engineers charged with -survevs, &c.; of
proposed national' canals in. the .N.orthwest,
that the dangers of. lake navigation, 'the nu
mennts transhipments, the necessity of much
railroad carriage and..the closing of navigation
five-twelfths of the 'year, besides the heavy
tolls on the Erie Canal; all make the cost of
carrying Western grain to - the seaboard.l)y ex
isting routes enormous..
Another great work poroposed is the Coosa
cotton route,;_ from Mobile lip the Alabama
river, thence up the Coosa river till within
-thirty-milesnf-thesoir th-bend-of the-Tennessee
river; across this thirty miles a ship canal ;
thenceup the Tennessee and its longest branch,
the Holston, to the borders of - Virginia, near
Saltville; from Saltville to Lynchburg (already
traversed by a railroad), a double 'track road,
fit for heavy freights, and at 1 4 )yncliburg strik
ing the Atlantic water route above mentioned
to - New York.
The railroad part is 176 nines long; all the
rest water. This route would save nearly 2,4100
miles of the present route which cotton take;
from . the cotton centres in New
,York ant
other cities North, and also the dangers of the
Florida Keys, for which insurance alone is
two and a half per cent. on ship and cargo.
Plymouth Rock.
A few days since our respect for the Pilgrim
Fathers took us to Plymouth. ' The Mass
achusetts shore;was gray and sullen with storm.
We sallied out to find the' "'Wick." • Along the
main street of the' small village, with, its trim
white New England homes and abtuidant shade,
we sauntered, and soon, as we . .supposed, had
reached the venerable spOt. There it was, iu
front, of a seedy-looking building—the museum
--mourninizTor more paint. Surrounded by
an elliptical` iron' fence of the' 'diameterS of
perhaps six and eight-Pet, it peePed from- the
grass with an egt-sliaped head, as large as
bushel baSket.` It bore rr bl4k painted letters
the legend I WO. . The snialluess of the hoilider
made one wonder how . even : the Mayflower's
small band could plant. their .dolleeth"e feet on
So small a stone without jostling for places, and
at the same. time leave room for the Indians to
get on and do the welcome address., ,We had
begun to feel the fire of Webster's and Everett's
Words when they talked about.. the Rock, as
the suspicion seized us While the rain chilled'to
the Marrow,- that : the sea distant : au- eighth- of a
Mile could not have alloWed even'a pilgrlm to
leap so far to clasp the handof the' head Indian.
Doubts, grew fast, until the aged museumm,.
keeper came down from the building before us,.
and, in answer to our eager questions; said
• that the head of the Rock alone was here; the
remainder still resting by' the sea a few rods.
down. Pulling hp in our enthtisiasm, we
started for the rest of the sacred. stone: 7 - And
the fOunctlt beneath the bank' covered by. a
Stately - Canopy'Of granite supported out , pillars
Of the name 'substance.. 'Here a - weeden plat,
form, four feet. Square, filling the interior of , the.
stincture, Covers the.stone: :Not wlmlly, how
vet ; for mounting tbe nolt,cstepswe.
loot-square --the -rougW:
flattened surface. We' plant . our supstantial
foot upon the' olid thing ht hist. ' : is-probable
if the . platform had net . .beenlaid clown, patriotic
sons of the pilgrims would have chipped the
rock Off until there, not: have been a
piece "large .enOughleft; to .:make; a -, gun-flint
of." adly thinking on.the want, of sentitheut
which ,had so Maitrehted'tlie'rikk as to
the crown away; barbirO z aSlittirthring a land
mark for holy 'feeling - and : patriotic emotion
for -Americans,' we satustetied baclt;to the
museum where are preserved IV:large nUMber
of articles of household:'ture i mementoes
. .
and rude . portraits of leading,` early", settlers` of
NeW EnglandProiklenco JOitrnOt..
. :
• —rl'rince Arthur has greatly ploased the girls,
of •'the Dominion" by his: reacbuoss to dance
with'all of them at the public bans given dur
ing his progress. At Shediao he waspartion.
lolly courteous to a young lady from New
York, who presented him with`a. bouquet.
- - - - - -
X 9 a are glad to welcome again - 03 this , city'
31r. Edih Booth; not simply because of the
,gratification which, at all times,can. be derived
from his superlatively-excellent personationo,,
but for the relief which he affords , from. the
dull round of 'nolo-drama, indecent burlesque.
and furious sensation with which we have.
heetrboyed for a season past. Perhaps it
would have been only fair if Mr. Booth •had
given - the people of a city in 'which he partly
owns a well patronized theatres an. `•opplOrtit- ,
nit .to enjoy his acting last winter, We are ,
inclined. to think. that he .meets,tvith as com
plete appreciation, as hearty re • I ect, as varnii
..... .
•,: • • • it oig a• a peg') '
has ojouTned so long: :He does not play to,
empty benches here ; and we hope, now that
he; ap Ins New establishment' Placed
upon ar.tirrn foundation,:. he Will fried it as,
pleasant as it is profitable to appear more ire
quentlyin Philidelphia. . • ,
Nreare tired of weak-kned ;wit,. blood
thunder and legs ;. we would, therefore, hail
theadvent of a lesser artist than Booth with
satisfattion; but we look upon his. great -het- .
• ing and the vast audiences which sit'enehained
by the magic of hiagenius with a certain sense
of thankfulness that actorsaefhis qtiality exist ;
that they refute the charge that' legitimate;
' drama is •out of time, and 'that they.still can
attract , intelligent I.llotl and women in Multi
tudes.... From Lydia Thompson •to Ednin
Booth is a vast leap, and it seems irnpOSsible;
that'those who admire one should ,enjoy; the'
other. But doubtless those who have seen the ,
first More than once will throng to - see ;Mr.;
Ititotb. • It may, perhaps then, be apparent ,
bow utterly unworthy a kicking, bare-legged,
Woinan, without any qualifiCation as anartist,
is to :claim fair position upon the. , stage,.
and how such creatures, by driving legitimate
actors to the wall, by debauching public taste
and leading the multitude after false gods, de
grade the theatre and make it what its . ene
mies declare it to be--;-aplace where the lower
passions are satiated by sensual ministers.
'..1"11•S mission of true art is to give happiness
by ''elevating, refining, ennobling. These are
'tile effects of Mr Booth's contributions to his -
Mt The others amuse some by their coarse
ness and brutality, and gratify by dis
playing their persons, but they offer. nothing
which can be really pleasing to an 'educated
man or woman—nothing. indeed, Which can
- be considered amusing by any , 0110 whe
knows of what pure and gentle stuff true
humor is made. •
• 3. Ir. Booth appeared last ; evening in his
greatest personation, "Hamlet.", It has been.
criticised, discussed and quarreled over,. and
• yet it remains the very finest bit of the actor's
art, Mit is the crowning, work of the dra—
matist. ..Mr. Booth's person fills the demands
of the ideal "Hamlet" His sad, intellectual.
face; his noble head, rds lithe, 'graceffil figure,
slender and well knit, and full of poetry in its
attitudes, belong to the princely scholar and'
the gentleman, whose youthful person must
have been like •this . One. 'What other actors
do•.with. the costumer's art—what Mr. Booth
' hiirk.self dries with that, art in either •characters,
.nature has done for him in this. He was cast
in.ber mould for "Hamlet;'. and he •is the
Dane's best representative. to-day physically,.•
even if others have a tight to dis,pute his intel-'
leetual superiority. .. • . •••
It is to Mt. Booth's credit that lie is never. as
' - satisfied with his own • personation as
others are. We fancy .that we see,- in every
new appearance, differences of ra(ling,,- , of •
stage business,
.of tvhich are for the"
better. •He is forever cultivating himself, for fi
ever finding new- jewels or meaning in the ex
haustless mine' of that strange play, and lie
always spreads his new-found:tre.asures before
his audiences. We inn 'recall half a dozen
scenes in his " Hamlet" of past years which
are given :now with a changed aspect; and
every change seems to be an improvement. If
the restless dissatisfaction of the actor with
this, his favorite work of art, continues, We
may expect, ere , '
Mr. Booth reaches middle
life, to witness something very near perfQction
in his " Efanilet." . •
Ilt is better - Wrthy of his — most - careful atte.n
tion than any other of his personatious. It is
not only the pivotal figure of the play, but the
play itself. ^ As he is the beginning and the
ending—the giant beside whom the suli'ordi
notes are dwarfed - nearly to insigniticance,so it
is just that he should study to make the figure
absolutely complete and satisfying in its phy
sical being as it is in its intellectual concep
Lion. No man ever worked upon better mate
rial; and he who succeeds in presenting to.our
eyes a complete incarnation of the melancholy
philosopher who has been one of the greatest
fignres in literature for three centuries,accom
phshes a work of which the best genius might
be I
t if the incidental excellences of- Mr. Booth's
"Hamlet" it is pot necessary to Speak here at
length. CriticiSm has exhausted itself in
praising and. picking at certain readings, pos
turings and stage business. We have only to
eulogize two or :three qualities of this adtor
which demand praise because they need'
wider popularity among men and women who
aspire •to : highest histrionic honors. Mr.
-Booth's action upon the stage is perfectly easy •
and natural: This-is the perfection of art; as
a ballet dancer's elegant attitudes, being the
consummation of high training, seem the per
feCtion of nature; Mr. Booth has no rant and
tear in Ins passion. His strongest emo
ti,)zN are expressed with a . quiet
voice and manner, as they are in
real life. He has no-loud appeals to the
gallery or to the . clamorons among the audi-'.
mice:. and his conipenSation: is not, in noisy
demonstrations, but rather in the intent and
liniet eagerness which is too much absorbed to
venture upon breaking the spell with loud in
terruptions. He has no monotony. He buildS
passion nit;' he grows more mid more in
tense, until Ins climaxes are reached, and then
he retires to his first level. He does not, as
some actors do, pitch hiS Passion ,So-high a
key at first that he catmet, rise beyond it upon
requirement,• and thus tire his audience with
constant strain. 'He gives himself room to
rise, and when he does rise, his hear-.
ers sympathise ..with..the change and.
feel its full force. In all this Mr.
. .
Booth displays.thnfa.culty of convict° ab
sorption in his work. No man is made to feel
his personality ! by as- much as a glance that
•does not belong to the , charaeter. • The artist
is not perceived; we know. him only as.
Hamlet," and so we lose completely that
unpleasant obtrusion of the bare elbows of,
the individual thrOugh the tatters of the
character which 80. often. robs acting, of its
charm, and permits ins to • see the hollow side
Of the mask. ' '
_are hint few_olltkeinereLArident_e
,Aluliarities .44147. . ippon
of other good tont "ties,:our readers must visit
the theatre and witness 'the personation. It
will be repeated this evening and tirmorrow
evening, and we hope again more than once
UTlng3l. r. Booth!s engagement.
—lf too success of the first performance in,
the Chestnut Street Theatre, under Miss
Laura I.C.dene's management, is at true indica
tion of the future, the theatre Ixiil be, blessed
as.it never. has been before, Ili& prosperity
•and nopularity.' !,The, house *is. literally_ full,
and There was in the street a large- crowd of
persons who unable to. enter, contented
themselves with gazing 'through the doors into
the vestibule." Many of those present were
attracted; of course, by curiosity to see the
improved building, and they wore completely
satisfied' There has boot an entire transfer ?
mation of the'interior, and 'now this theatre,.
once the ugliest, most uncomfortable in town,
with smells reeking up froM kitchens in the
seats.which gave visitors the bark-ache,
and a hundred other defects,' has been made,
'';1)14 - 11if ISOOTH AT.TIIi I6ATASUL7T:
i' the prettiest, brightest, tmuggest, Most
picturesque theatre we have ever had. Its
good qualities in detail are: the most , comfor
, table seats of any place , of amusement, in
, Philadelphia, the most Convenient boxes,
she best ell'octs of"contrast In the deco
rations and hangings,' the visibility of
every portion of tl stage from any Place iir
the house'; a perfect syht4ro ,of *ventilation
irhich poured in upon the warm auctionee r
last night, a constant stream of cool fresh air „.•
an almence of ans - thing like gaudiness; novel
and.beautiful ornaments in'the shape of hang-,
ing 'baskets of flowers and graceful plants i atui
aliDgether ' a brilliant, striking and very rich
general effect, whiclvpleases the eyo; andgives
to the place an cart. enaracter, \vide& is very
•n . .atlfy.: .g. The transfc - liar - editabl'
, .
• e. tra.,,Aormation is creditable
in the.highest,degree to all who' have had any
thing. to, do .with 14 and we are certain that
heir efforts Will be rewarded by the people,
Miss Keene doeS her diity on the stage,
will make this a faVoriti and fashionable place
, Of resort. We : believe --that a new • era has
begun at the Chestnut and we are glad of it.
Its pcisition alivays'entitle&it to rank as a first--
class theatre, ,Now its beauty and good Man
. agement confirm the claim.
. The play chosen for the inaugural night was
he ileiti/e :Heart; or the Sculptor's Dram," a
Frencliy and emotional dratna„ but tolerably
well - adapted, perhaps, to a display 'of the
Powers , of the. various members of 'the'
pany. The company is a good one.,- It con
ains several actors who.., are. well and favor
ably known in this city,', and. some who are
• strangers. Wewill. mention • them briefly.
Miss Laura Keene appeared aS "Mareo"-the
heroine, and played at, first with vivacity an
then with great power and pathos. Her met
its as an actress are already well' known to •
our readers, and we need only . congratulate
ourselves thatowe are to have her constantly
on the stage of one of our best theatres. Miss
Mary Howard played "Marie.", , This . young
lady bas preposessing person., and a . goop
deal' of talent. The melancholy of her .perso='
nations was of course unrelieved,.. but she
contrived to depict sadness naturally--without
that cheap pathos which is, too . often
indulged nt Icy sentimental actresses in
such • lugubrious part';. 3liss Josephine
Laurens made a bright, . lively, pretty.
"Clementine," and won less apphiuse than
_Miss Hoivarci becausd she had smaller
tunity. Both of these ladies be favontes.
3lr. W. E. Sheridan,the leading man;appeared
as "Raphael," and ga.ve complete satisfaction.
He is a good actor with no greater inclination
to tear passion to tatters than leading men
generally have. 3l ore milduess - might become
him better, but he cannot be considered guilty
of really unbecoming violence. His perform
ancein the last, two acts was very finer Mr.
Frank Mortlaunt gave a capital - personation
of "Volage," marred only by his old trick of
gagging and inclination. to .indulge in bur
lesque. Air. Mordaunt has much natural: :
ability, but he 'permits his high. spirits :knife
times to run away,witlf.his good sense. Some
.persons in his audiencc-s may,"laugh
at, his illegitimacies, but he offends
those ' can" perceive the
priety Of , . interpolations •of the text and
of the burlesque business. Mr. C.A.3lcAlantis
acid" Vaudore" handsomely. We have known
. him fora.year or two..pa.st as, an intelligent,
capable actor, of versatile talent and., ready
appreciationof' the demands of any part
assumed by him. He Will be a - valuable.mem - -
ber of the new company. Mr. W. H. Otis
played the ungrateful part of the," Viscount"
very • , acceptably. " Dundreary" characters
are apt to be tiresome and not at, all.funny.
• Mr. Otis managed to make his personation,
very amusing. Mr. W. H. Wallis and Mr. T.
A. creese are well. known here from their
long connection with the Arch Street. Thea
tre, as faithful and capable actors. We are
glad to see that Mrs. Crewe is enrolled in the
company, and will shortly appear. She is,and
Well deserves to be, a favorite with the people.
Altt3gether the performance upon the first
night was capital. We have rarely seen the
drama preseuted hi a better manner, and we
are confident that even this excellence can be
improved upon, when the members of the
become more accustomed to each
Mr. Mark Hassler has a first-rate orchestra,
and he leads it with ability through very judi
dons selections, all of which are well;plaved.
His brother Simon, at the Walunt,has wielded
the champion's baton , for a good while, but he
will have to look to his laurels. Marble heart
will be repeated every night this week. We
recommend it, the pretty theatre and the good
company, to our readers, assuring them that
all are deserving of patronage.
—The Junger •Miinnerchor and the Ger
mania Orchestra; Will give a musical
matinee on the afternoon of the 9d pros..
for ° the benefit of the sufferers by the
recent Avondale coal mine disaster. An
excellent entertainment will be the result of
the combination of these two well l known
musical societies, and a large sum. should be
realized for the very worthy. object for which
it is intended.
—The Lydia Thompson Burlesque Troup
will appear at the Arch. this evening in
kiwi, and The , Forty nieces. Saturday
evening, September - 25, will be the opening
night of the regular fall mid winter season.
Mrs, Drew and every member of the company
will appear in Buiwer's comedy, called Honey.
On Monday evening,. September 27, Bouci
cault's Fornios«, or the Railroad q Rum will be.
Carneross Dixey give w
an entertain
me in
nt this eteng at thei r e Eleventh Street
Opera House. .
• —A first-class miscellaneous' entertainment
will be given at the American; introducing
the wonderful Kirally troupe of. (lancers, and
other attractions.
—The twenty-first matin6e of the American
Conservatory of Mufiie will be given, in the
.Acadezily:st7.3lusic to-morrow afternoon. at 4
o'clock. A very attractive programme , has
been prepared.
—Mr. Carl Gaertner announces that he will
give "the introductory soir;.e of, the National
Conservatory 9f Music" at Dutton's piano,
rooms, Nos. 11`36 and .1128 Chestnut street, this
evening. A' good programme has , been pre
NEW YOU ii, Septeinber
of No. 3 Livingston) place, committed suicide
in Lis room, yesterday morning, liY shooting
himself with a pistol. Pecuniary difficulties
were the cause. His wife and daughter had
left the room but a few moments when he
eommitted.tho (leech „ • .
smo Cr atic'T niowGeneral ('oinmilt
and pro
tested against the nomination of any person.
for a State officer "who isinany manner iden
tified with the Tammany Ring. 3
A man named Eugene Roland, alias Count
Domingue O'D orate, a professional hotel thief,
was sentenced to seven years and six months!
imprisonnienght the Court of General Ses
sions yesterday: •He was recently released
from State Rryson, having been sentenced
there in 18U4.
An e-xamination was commenced before
Commissioner Wbitc, yesterday, in the 'ease
of 'frank and Stephen _Kinney, charged. with
conspiracy to defraud the Government, in
-having obtained the release of a distillery from
the Alasshars officers on a partially, bogus baai
. , .
• Ittagers F6male College, which has been
removed to the corner of One 'Hundred and
Tweuty-fonrth street and Second. avenne t ,was
inaugurated last evenin atflie Oongregahoual
Chinch-in Harlem. Aldresses were delivered
113 , 13..E11i1ett, of Harlem; Dr: Stead;' of.
toria; and' II on.• Willinni WOW* • '•.•
':; ~~ ;;
t. FEMERSTON. Publisher.:
pgiog:Tvii,'N g,..0,N--r.s.
- --Desclanzas is very unsnecessfulfircParbt,
—4lr., Johnson is - invited to•etplAitt , hitastir.:
before the citizens of Atlanta,
--.txtensive ;coal beds have been, diiciayerett e )
at Chanda, fn Central India. , ; .tP;
-- -IturAsiia has ordered 60,000000 !eartridg.mlif.'
(in anew system, to be made in the - Imperial
arsenals ,of Austria. .
--Anne Gagarm.is the great heiress 0f , 111981,-
cow.' er governor is a merchant
and is •Woilli S75,060;000;
"--karton's deitnee of Nrs. Stowe leads thec
Bikstini-Travellee to clll'hirn the Sasicho Parma
.etticoated_Q t theinVei
''EzTa "T. Benson,,ona-. ofltrigham'Ygntig's;
twelve , rapostleS, has departed, - leaTingtrvelvei ;
Iv id wits: • •
pumpkin-vine, can Hui:tired r y
feet 'mg, is. iminimg- aretnral New' -Haiato- ,
shire. ;, ;1:t
—Organ-grinders are not immortal, after
all. One Was killed on the-Irriti road the other
—Miss Kellogg is / crecliteillwith refiniing to
receive the Prince of Wales , wlien that young
gentleumai sent in hie card:, ,
—Colonel liurowritri, of the Polish Lgar t , ,
cers,"has tiled in Paris' at Or: ridi6zisons aLeillt •
—Archbishop 'Mate daughter keeps
school at Cairo, Egypt, and has two hundred
—A force of Chinese to work oti the Omaha,
bridge has been secured. The wages paid,are ,
$37 50 a montt., •
—Zeke Bads & Kentuckian wtho , has no
ears, but hears through his mouth.- Ile - tittinkV,
with his stomach. - • 4
—Bishop F. D. Huntington hitsre
sented with , a house. costing $2,2,50Nat ,
cure. •
—An Illinois paper of a religious tor:Deans
the dam on Rock River '1 our profaneetin
. .
—.Robert Conningsby.tells the Landon•Spec 7 4,
- tutor that he was parasol-spiked out of his seat.,
in streetcars, in America. Which Cunning:4or
is a teller of falsehoods.
—ln-England, when railway companies sell
tickets and the cars are full. excludedipcs--
sengers hire eoaches ' and tnake . the company,
by suit in court, pay the bill
—The Dean of 'Ripon is wagin„.... war againstr' .
stained-glass windows in the English churches,,';
but Ritualists_let him riplom confident that, he.. • ,
will haVe his labor for his panes: • '
—The Viceroy of Egypt has , Ordered Ci,000.4
floss cr poni from a French manufactnryi,to.)Je'r7
delivered in time for the, festivities on , thnq
opening of the Suez Canal.
—A comedian, In Berlin, recently e'r
some allusions to the recent Convent seamed,..
in Cracow, in his pmforinance, for'Whiol4lll4ri
was arrested anti fitted forty thalerst.
—Mr. Joseph Jefferson has ordered ft'onem"
' fish-breeder fifty thousand bass minnows,,to-'4:
stock a river and lake at his country, neat
Hoboken. ,
. .
—A . ruember of a church in Vermont, desir--
ing 'fa man from,the Lord," .prayed- in this:
wise: "Send us not an old man in his dotage,: t
nor 4 young man , in goslinghood, but,
man with a - 11 the modern improvements."
less than eight editors in lowa have'
been already nominated tbr the State Legislae
thie—four in each branch-and several others
of the fraternity nro ninkon of for
7 -Robert Ice having been detected 'in
Klux outrages near Marshall, Alabama;.Weti. , -
out last week with some gentlemen whoicar,
lied it rope, and hasn't returned. Itiwas a big: , ,•
thing on Ice •
—ls there any country, beside Spain, in :thew,;
' civilized world where a paper could be started.. i •
for the express 'benefit of the executioner-',
Such, however, is the Guillotine, a'paperlately,
inaugurated in Madrid.
-„A_pliysichu lt_Waterfori4--Ireland,Lhati--.1
quarrel with'his wife the other day at dinner; -
about what clergymen should baptize tlieur-;•
baby. First, he kicked over the dinner-table; ,
then he rea the newspaper; then. he killedt, , -
his wife with a gun and himself 'with
—Goethe's statue at Munich was unveiled , : •
on the 28th of August by Count Pant); in the:
name of the King ofßavaria, who presented
the statue to the city. At the moment when. .
the veil fell all the male vocal societies began '
singing a piece of music composed for 'they'
occasion by , Professor-Rheitiberger,
An eloquent reporteribr aWestern paper,',,
describing the condition of a family before a. '.
recent sad occurrence in it, says - that " there •
is no apparent trail of a serpent, and the pro
verbial skeleton is too deep .in. the recess,of7,
the deepest closet to daze the eye .with its 7 ,
glitter or grate upon the car its sepulehraL,
— . -Among the different Means employed . by:
the Russian GoVernmentto effect the thorongy..
Rus.silication of Poland the most singular iy
undoubtedly a decree lately,issued at War Saw. • '
In future allpublie clocks throughout the king.:,
dont* are to mark no longer Polish but St.•
Petersburg time. An amasing•anadote
reported in connection with this new act
despotism. The EmperOr happened a, few,
days after the promulgation of the decree, to.
ask' one of • lus aides-de-camp, a Pout,
o'clock it was. The.cifticer,_without looking at
his watch, replied, " - Whatever hunt' yowrr
Nlajesty pleases."
—A' Paris' correspondent writes.aS follows; ,
"Have I told you of a piece of vandalism per
petrated on 31. Carpeauxos group, "Dancing'" •
which is placed on the front, .of, the Granoli
Opera? Some ruffian threw a bottle, of ink.otic, •
it and has nearly ruined it. The disgraceful,
deed way committed tetweera• and 3 o'clock
A. N. No clue to its author hasbeen obtained:::
was a little intrprised; to hear that are
not nnfrequently disfigured here. Some years
since there was in Place Vintinelle• x, nudo '•
statue of Napoleon represented as an antique.
hero. One night some fellows painted , it a.
pair of red Runnel drawers., Several statues.
have been defaced with ink, which cannot, it, .
seems, be removed.
BTAJ:siDgits AND AusiinniviEs OF
MAsTmis.---In the gallery of the convent of
Jesuits at Lisbon, there Is a piiiture representing-
Adam. in Paradise, dressed in blue breecheS _ •
with ,Silser buckle's: and Eve with a striped
pett4mat.. .In the distance appears- a procekision • •
Of Capuchin monks bearing rho. cross.. In- :
representing the sacrifice of Isaac, in which the: ,s•,• •
painter has depicted Abrahanywith• a blunder
buss in his hand, ready- to shoot his son. A.
similar edifice, in Spain has , picture
. ef the
same incident, hi which the patrhusch is armed
with a pistol. At Windsor there is pitintft: • - •
by Antonio ,Verrio, in which the artist bits• •::
• introduced Portraits of himself,` Sir 00411 - ey:••,
Kneller, and Nay, the surveyor of the Works of
that period, all in long periwigs, • itS i sitiveYera: :
of Christ I iealing dm sick. ppiter ofTple
having to present the three :wlsoilMeh''`of'lllo
East coming to worship oit the nativity of
Christ; dopieted three or Indian kings,
two of them white and one 144, :arid' all of •
them in the posture of kneeling:ThepOsitioct ..;
Of the legs of each fl4*ikabeing Very distineti,
lie inadvertently . lininkexVtbreti, 'blaek : feet ; for-, ,
negro king, hetwcOn the
two wbileldno ;'ninriin did neit; ,. iiiieoer his
error until his Was. hung up in, UV)
Cathedral; ': •
I ~,
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