Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, October 23, 1869, Image 1

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• rivy ,Fiztores, Sales-room with A. FILO-
U 8 ,t00•.,613 Market stmt. oat thos,tit•zilti
for Parties, &e. New styles. MASON &00 A
gor Chestnut street.
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stared fa the newest. and. , -At manner: Loy
tit • stationer and Ertqaver., .fejolfr
1 npu S—VANFLEET.--0n'Ti141137., October lath,
v. win, O. Bobingon I Zlr. Wtti.L.-Iforbee to Mjse.
IDDEN—WABIIS.N.—On • Oetelier 21, at St. Patti'
rch, Troy, N.Y., by" the Bight Rev. Sieben flaw
don,assisted by the Bev. Dr: Volt, John M. Glidden,
• . ton, to Anne, daughter ofJoseph M. , Warren.
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' . i YD-711 DBN Q 4 A.
,V‘.Eit. - S tphens Ch urch, on
. • ayi Slat 'inst., by the Bet.i'Albra Wadleigh,
lam vii yd to Bolen, daughter,/ the late Samuel
,•i RE , -*Ainfi:e-On Wittineeday morning, betober
'l4 ' , at the neeentl'll4tlet Church. by the Bev. William
ieartocillliatt 8. !!,;Dore to Sa ll ie O. Bemis, all of tide
0.7143K%—01s October 21st, at the
' •' . ce oGM bride's parents. No. 1328 Mount Yemen
a t,. Pittiladelphia, by the .Rev. W. B. °ulnae. Mr.
, trier K. Pedrick, of Lancaster, to Mn.sEmil,'
ford. No cards.
" • NOTTERBURY----Itr-Treattn, ~
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sober - 2f by Rev. Samuel Studdiford, Aaron S. Pen
ti on of Pateteon, N.J.. to Annie 8., eldest daugh
' tett:dward I. O. Atterbury, of Trenton.
T7.—GY.Tz.—Op the morning of October2l, at the'
r ce of the bride. by the Bev. J. Voglebach, Mr.
..... eflee H. Getz. of Pittsburgh to Miss Kate 1,.. Getz, of
phdelphia. [Pittsburgh pavre please copy.]
lEMANN.—At Logansport. Indiana, on the 20th
h., Mary Shoemaker, wife of Henry F. Nieman..
ue notice of the funeral will be given. •
fERNWAG.--On -the morning of the 22d inst.,
Wernwag, in his seventieth year.
relatives and male friends are invited to attend
bfuneral, from No.lol Vine street, on Monday after
= at 3 o'clock.
VICTERIngIrOit 6 •
Fourth and Arch
A opened,* new stock of Lyons Gros Orain Black
Sts at 32, 62 25. e 2 to.e2 75, 33, 33 W. dtc.
lIESSON 6; 80N, Mourning Dy Goods House,
No. 91$ Chestnut street.
Opened to day, 3 cases of Double.warp', Alpacas, at
WV:, and 75 cents n yard.
lIESSON S SON, 3fourninieDry goods novae.
No. 915 Chestnut street.
irkt i li 31()HA Lt. LUSIICES.-A. FITLL
assortment of the beet rmake of GLOSSY ALPA
it received. at 75.8735.. fit I 123.7, $1 25, &c.
- BRSSO! SON, 31ournIng Dry Goode linage,
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0c21:..1§ • *. N 0.918 Chestnut street.
Church, Locust attest, above Fiftetoth.—lttr*.Dr.
Humphrey, Pastor. i3ervicsa at 10.5 i A. M. andni P.M.,"
Rev. C. IL Po.ne, Pastor, to-morrow, at 101,i A.
31, awl 73: P. N. Strangers In7ited. lt•
0)01 . 0 Bace.—llar..ll. W. Humphrias,Pastor, at
A. DI. said 73 P. 31. Strauvra Invited. 1t•
ehurch, Thirteenth Ntre.t. above Wallace, Rev.
L. P. lioruberger. Pastor.—Preaching to-rnorrow,at 104
A.N. andl P. M. Sabbath School at: 1 M.
OF 6111.—A sermon at Logan Square Church,
Twentieth and Tine streets, by th , , Pastor,'ley, Thos.
J. Brown, at lei o'clock to-raorrow. morning:
'wax 04.1 - .
IS of Bin."—A sermon by Bev. Thomas J. Brown. at
Logan B,4uare , Church* tomorrow morning, at 1034
o'clock. Evening meeting usual. .
fanntescu.—Subject of Lecture to-mot-role eve'-
nicg : "bt. Augustine. the Christian Dogmatist.- Ser.
s 101.• at 771 o'clock. Boats free.
aide Spring Garden, Lelow-Broati.—The Itt: Bev,
W. B. Stevens . 11. D. will preach Stnulay evenin Ser
vice at 10.3 C, A- M.,7...1) P. X. Sunday School at 1.2 g.
corner of Seventh and spring Garden streets.—
Bev. Thomas X.. Orr. Pastor, will preach to
=wrens. at 1034 A. U. and 1 P. M. lY
Church, .Wathiligtem Square. RIP/, Herrick
Johosott, D. D., raiitor, will preach to-morro, at
73ii N. w
urn Tenth and Filbert streeh;.—Tho •Iler. Charles
Wadsworth, D. D., will
_preach to-murrow. Services at
lO3i o'clock A. M. and 73i P. 31. U.
Will preach tomorrow at the second Preabytarlan
Church, Southeast corner. of Twenty-flrat and Walnut
streeta. at Wi A, M. and 7:4 P. M. • it*
Spruce below Sixth atreet—Ser. S. J . Milllke
L.,,, mrrow, a t 103 . i A, 'IL, and 73 arening.
Screingen ! invited.
March will preach oh tide subject To-morrow
( Sunday) Evening, at nz o'clock in Clinton Stree
Church, Tenth. below Spruce. All pereone cordial!
invited. It'
Prownßev. P. K. Ifernatigh
_breach in this church to-morrow( Sunday), at 105;
A. M. and Ts , :i P. M. Also, on the following Viednesday
K India:so of God." Rev. W. B. Culliss 011 this'sub•
ject to-morrow ; 7..k; P:M., in the ebtirelilelon street
(below Coates); above TWelftb. Strangers invited and
made welcome. lt"
hytertan Church —Preachingto-morroiv by tho
pastor. Rev. Pr. Stryker,at ldii A. M. Subject : "Au
tumn Leaves." At 734. P. 3:L . —Subject : "The Si*i of Sui
cide.' Strangers welcome. It`
Church. Broad stm-cr, abosu Chc6tuut.—Rov.
Elishu hitticacy. of Waterbury. Conn., wip roach In
3.34 P. K. it'
Church,Nineteenth and Green streets.--Bev. Dr.
J. W. Scott, Into Prenident of Washington College. Pa.,
is expected to preach in thin church on next Sabbath,
at. 10% A. M. and P P. M.
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tieth and Cherry. To-morrow being the fourth
Sunder in the month, this churclYwill 40 opm for ser
vice in the evening at 73S o'clock. The afternoon service
will be omitted. it'
Rev. Wm. 11. Thorne; Pastor. Usual services to
-morrow (Sunday), at 103 i" A. M. and P.11.-.-i-fn the hall
N. E. corner of Dived and Spring. Garden streets. Seats
free; Entrance on Bread street.
1)& b Meetings are hold at No." 12.10 Chestnut' street.
The next Union Prayer Meeting" for Prayer for the
Holy Spirit will be held at the Church of thefovenant,
Filbert, above Seventeenth , on Monday atm eon, 25th
instant. et 4 o'clock,- Pastors , Christianti an( all others
are cordially invited to attend. It"
ELDER. -Tomorrow-evening, 24th -
o'clock, in the Chnrdh corner of Broad and Brandywine
directs. Dr. William Elder: will deliver a Lecture on the
"Providential Provision in the Constitution of the Earth
for the Sustainance and Development of the Rumen,
Rare." The public are invited. It'
rhe monthly meeting of the A *3O elation will ho held
next 310NDAY EVENING, at 8 o'clock. -
Essay by GEORGE A. CRIDER, Eeq. ,
subject—" Lessons from Flowers."
Question for discussion—. What is the Legitimate
Work of the Young MeiutChristian Association t"
V al and instrumental 2dusic, under the direction of
Prof: JOHN BOWER. , .
Recitations by . Prof. RUFUS ADAMS. .
Report of the Tellers on the election of officers for the
The public are invited. It§
auspices of Gip Yonne:gores Christian Associa
tion, on SABBATH AFTERNOON, at the following
;daces: , - - •
Germantown avenue' and Ntoetewn lane, 4 " o'clock,
Preaching by Bev. 0; P. BACHE'S. .
Franklin Clieetery lane, ,
Tenth Street and Girard avenue, - -
Delaware avenue and South street, , , • •
Seventh and St. Mary streets, '
Broad street, above Montgomery avenue, I
Gray's Ferry road and Shi . .:n street: . A ).
Moyamensing avenue and ' , arton street: " 2 '
Broad and Arch streets,
Twentieth and Muster streets.
Broad etreet, below Coates. 1'
Tweqy.stcond and Federal streets, • L. 5,
Broad nud Tonth:B tree hi,
orrif) Square, 5 o'clock.
FoitY-firet street, above Lancactor . avenue, 4 o'clock.
Thlrty , eixth street and Lancaster ave.. & o'clock. It§
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. to ccnneCt with an establisdus!
99minission preferred. Address " JR.,
Wt ht tib ia
91.0 0
.4121-tb 22tr
address for a lirst.class Life Insurance Company.
•To.competent persons satisfactorycompensation. Ap
ply, between 1U and /2, to EDWIN E. iiIMPHON, 612
Walnut street, Pinladelphia. 0c.21 titrp" '
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John Virannann,ker's
, 113,•AY CRAVATS. •
Welch, Btlaizetson& Co.'s London Made Ties,
"Wallace 844" "Roman Tie,"
" Cravat Bow," " elan Plaids,"
"Aviator," " Von Humboldt's,"
" Harvard Scarf," u" Bt. James,"
" Lord Suinley," BrOadway," •
And all other novelties in this line,
ore •er
, And am. =gamer of
. Of the best quality, at --------
818 and 820 Chestnut Street.
fteynier's 8.1 Dent's Tanned Dog-akin. Gloves,
Colored Calf Gloves,
Lined Chamois,
Driving Gloves, Tillbury'd,
Super Town-made Cloth;
Drab Buck,
Fancy Cloth, ' •
Drab Doe Gauntlets, sg: tops,
The Moscow Glove,
Plush Lined Drivers'.
' Taffeta Fleeced,
And a hundred other styles of the
818 and 820 Chestnut Street.
Subject—" Gluts."
The remainder of the series will be given in the follow
ing order:
Oct. 27, IL J. DE CORDOVA ; Nov. =HON. S. S.
COX; Dec. 1, HON. CHARLES SUMNER. ; Dec. 3.
Dec.R. J. ,DE CORDOVA ; Doc.. 16, WENDELL
Admission to each Lecture, boc.; Reserved Seats, Tbc.;
Reserved Seats in FamilzaCircle ' 50c.; Amphitheatre, •
25c. Tickets for any of ttio Lectures for sale at Gould's
Piano Warn - Goma - 92i Chestnut street. Box Office Opeti
daily from 8 A. M. to 6 P.M.
Doors 00.913 at . 7. Lecture ai 8. oci223trp§
given that a special meeting of the Stockholders
SUPERIOR will be held at the Office of the Company,
No.= Walnut street, Philadelphia,on WEDNESDAY,
the 24th day of November, lek9. ut 12 o'clock, M., to tako
action on increasing the capital of the Compare and to
-consider such other business as may ' legall y
[come .
before them.
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By order of the Directors.
m : H. Secrelary•
ibapxtruis , Oct-7,M29, 0c23t0n024.1
MID and Dwarf, all sires • varieties and ages.
Second Street Turnpike, Philadelphia. •
INSTITUTE, Droad street, below Walnut. J. A.
PAYNE & BRO. Le.wes.
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The Gymnasium season will open - MONDAY, October
lltti. The class for Young Ladles andiMisses meets on
Monday and Thursday at ternoons, at 3.4 o'clock. They
will be ender the personal supervision of MRS. B. C.
HALLOWELL, en experienced teacher of Physical
Training. The class for Masters meets on Tuesdays and
Fridays, at; P.. M. Many new and novel exercises will
be introduced during the coming season, the Managers
having various Gymnastic Apparatus iu course of con
struction that have never been introduced in this city'.
Cautious and studied training of deli Cate children will
also constitute a marked feature of the institution. Pa
rents with children fleeting physical culture are cor
dially invited to call. Circulars sent free to any ad
dress. ve atrp§
Open daily at 11 A. M. for treatment of diseases of the
DR. R. 3 .LBVIS, N. W 'con Thlrtkeuth and Arch
MORRIS FATTERSON, .N 0.1511 Spruce street.
EDWARD TOWNSEN.D, No. 526 North Fourth street.
WILLIAM C. HANNIS, No. 323 Walnutstreet.
• oc9-s w tf rp§
Iltanompathie Hospital Fund will be held at Hor
ticultural Hall,from - the 17th to the 30th of November.
The Lady Alanagers will meet at the College Building,
ou Filbert street, above Eleventh, on TUESDAY, at 4
I'. M., and invite all interested to attend. oc 23-2trp'
The Philadelphia Saving Fluid Society will commence
at its new office, S. W. corner Washington
Square and Walnut street, on 31t).NDAY, 11th
/natant. ocl2 to th s tnol§
- - - -
re-open her Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies
on I.I"EDNESDAY , September 15.
Circulars may be obtained from Lee .5.; Walker,Pas.
W. Queen A Co., and after August 25 •
AT THE SCHOOL. 15'21 a 3mrpg•
1109 GIRARD STREET. 1109
Departments for 'Ladled.
Baths open from ti A. M. to 9 P.ll. pltf rp
wad 15) Lombard street,\pispensary Department.
dical treatment and medicine furnished gratuitotudy
to the poor.
Attempt toreloOn the 'treasurer of Erie
A dastardly attempt has been made to take
the life of C. W. Kellar, Esq., Treasurer of
Erie county, by poison. On Monday last
(says the Erie Dispatch), about noon, Mr. K.
met at the Court Muse, in Erie, a man whom
he does not know, except by
. sight, who en
gaged in conversation with him, and the ar
gument waxed warm, but after a while the
di Wants got 'down to a more friendly foot
in ;and just before leaving the man asked
' if ho would like an' apple. Mr. Kellar
replied in the affirmative, when the
man handed him one, remarking, "when you
eat it you'll never want any other kind." Mr.
Kellar laughed at the supposed joke, and put
the apple in his pocket. He is Treasurer of
the South Erie Iron Work§ Company, and
while at that place looking over thehooks,be
.tween three and four o'clock in the afternoon, •
he recollected the apple, mentioned , the Or-.
cumstanee of getting_ it, and . pronounced it
'sweet, but after MM . ng a couple of bites,
said a part of it was extremely
• bitter, and burned his throat. He
threw it into the 'coal-scuttle, and it was
thrown into the stove. At about 6 P. M.,while
at the slipper table, he was suddenly taken
very sick, and soon after was Seized with con
vulsions. Eminent physicians.were called in,
who at once commenced treating him for
poison. The convulsions lasted, at irregular
intervals, all through the night, those about
midnight being so violent that he was not ex
pected to live two hours longer. His condi-
tion, however, had imprOVeltind hopes were
_entertained of bis_recoverk. he- poismr-ad--
ministered was strychninp?
• --Blondin coniplains that ho is only allowed
. rope thirty feet from thc, g,round at the
Sydonham Palace..
—Extensive fires are reported to be raging
on the coast range of mountai)ns iu Southern
umn*.nom itonm.
*seamiest to Chinsi and Orvieto-The
Ancient Conical. of Ilitrurbi-Thouglit4,
on Old painters.....orvieto audits OstitO ,
dral.-The-The Council lion
In Ot: Peter's si Failure, dec. Arc.
[Correspondence of the. Philadelphia 'Evening Bulletin.)
liosrE, Tuesday, 11th October, 1869.-Just be
fore the cloSe of my visit to Siena, an excur
sion to Ching and Orvieto was planned and
carried out.,mest successfully. All last winter
.1 was occupied in reading:up: the history of
those wonderful people, the Etrurians, who,
as a clever youngfriand sayii,haveleft nothing
behind them to tell of their l ffies only tombs,
mementos of their deaths. I had' gone to
Lt Dionisfius, and all the Original sources,
and thento Niebuhr. This summer, to form
a resume of our informatiOn sve read over Mrs.
preparation, heiwever, made us too exacting
When we reached Chiusi and went ou our
pilgrimnge among the tombs, no wonder we
-wereslhiappeinted.--A-wittylady in the party ,
said nothing would have satisfied us, how
ever, but to have had Lars Porsena meet mat
the gates of the town, and do the honors of
old Clusium, accompanied by Cilnius of Arse
tium, on his fleet roan; 'Astur, the great Lord
of' Luna, with his fourfold shield, and Tolurn
nius, with bele of gold. No such honors
greeted us. A dirty -village is •the old metro
polis of ancient Etruria, the headquarters of
brave Lars Porsena.. The fine private collec
tions have been sold and dispersed; the best
have gone;to Palermo,andthe tombs have been
rifled by visitors, even to the last bone-for it
appears that tke Etruiians did not always burn
their dead.
One of the tombs, deposito del cella (fasuccinf,
interested us because of its two travertine
stone doors, that still move on the hinges on
which they worked over two thousand years
ago. So we shook the dust of old Clusium off
our feet with disappointed disgust, and pro
ceeded on to that city of refuge for the Popes
in. the middle ages, one of the great,strong
holds of the Guelph party-Orvieto.
Tiis journey was extremely interesting. All,
the way to Orvieto-indeed, prettY soon after
we left Siena-we noticed, in the landscape
peculiarities which told us where the old
painters found their backgrounds-their curi
ously-shaped mountains, representations of
deserts, and stiff trees. Through the whole
country there are long stretches of sand hills.-
in some plates devoid of all vegetation. The
forms of these hills are precisely like the little
pyramidal peaks , which we see not only in
Perugia() and others of the Umbrian school, but
also in the - works of the earlier masters. The
trees stand isolated, lie like silhouettes against
the sky, and have the same simple, mere act
cessory look 'which we see in the foliage of
old pictures. Those ea'rly painters evidently
came to nature to study, for here she lies
spread out before us just as they modeled her,
only-they-dianot know, _how to.- idesh ss
Wile ' or some other clever Frenchman says'',
sArtists bad not learned to hold conversa
tions with a tree."
While studying the works of the masters of the
thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth
centuries from their own frescoes and paint
ings, I am deeply impressed with the various
feelings which I see governed those epochs.
The period comprised in the thirteenth and
beginning' of the fourteenth centuries is as
beautiful in its way as the Greek era of Art,
and more •remarkable, for it holds a divine
manifestation. The works of its masters are
without fever, fatigue or labor. There is in
them a heavenly equilibrium; also,imper
sonality,abnegation, submission to God;-they
are a simple echo of that which a devout spirit
hears. The versions they give ofEiblical and
theological subjects are full of variety; fancy
and imagination seem -to have been bound
less. In them we see not only the germs
of the great painted and written poems
whose echoes still go reverberating through
the vast halls and domes of art, giving the
only true diapason, but the very ideas of these
poems. Dante's Divine Commedia 3lichael
Angelo's Last Judgment, Prophets and Sibyls,
and Raphael's heavenly Madonnas and chil
dren, can each and ail befound in old Nicholas
of Pisa's Sienese Pulpit, in the marvelous
marble bas reliefs on the faeade of the Orvieto
Duomo, and in Signorelli's and Fra Angel
ico's pictures-expressed too, with more ease
surpsi'inplieiti'—Sly this a,. ,• 11l •
works of the masters who followed these
men-those who painted in the fourteenth and
fifteenth centuries.
‘• 'Tis the substance that wanes ever;' tis the
symbol that exceeds."
In the sixteenth ceutury want of Faith'first
appears in art; and as we come ou up to our
day, we see this sweet old Faith sradually
dying out entirely, Earnest students, like
Overbeck, Schadow and their companions,
have made attempts to find the old spirit, but
in vain: and Christian artists of this day seem
to be wandering about hopelessly, like the
Crusading Knight, in search of 'the Lost
Grayle of Art.
We rumbled into Orvieto at ten O'clock of a
beautiful,-bright moonlight night. The town
is placed, like Chiusila long distance from, the
railway station.
Orvieto is well situated on the summit of the
last eminence to the east of the volcanic group
of Bolsena. The river Paglia washes the base
of the Orvieto hill, and the town is 720 feet
above the Paglia and 1,230 feet above sea-level,
The city looks like a strong rampart, a great
bastioned fortification. The Duomo tower
rises up with fine majesty in its centre, and
has a masterly look; it made me think of those
brave old Popes of Guelph and Ghibelline
times, who stoutly resisted the overbearing
emperors and sovereigns, and defended the
cause of the people, of which they were the
representatives. Often a cowherd's shed or a
laborer's hut has seen the birth of a Pontifex
'Maximus, and in those- days the. elective
-Papitey was the only place where the people
bad a chance, against hereditary right and
grinding feudalism.
But I have neither time nor
,spaoe to give to
the interesting history or imposing appear
ance of- this once grand old mountain city and
Papaline stronghold, whose population now
is hardly that of a prosperous village. The
Duomo, that most interesting specimen of
Italian, Gothic which Can be, fonnd on the
-whole peninsul%-teok-L-4-all-my--time-and
thoughts while'llwa.s at Orvieto. ' Its corner
stone was laid in 1290. Three hundred years
were occupied in its building. The' church
stands without ,rival, for no ecclesiastical
building equals it in certain points. The num
ber of groat artists who labored on it, during'
t hese three centuries or its growth has been
ctition4Pannted up. They amount;to three
hundred and eighty-six; of these there were
thirty-thiim architects, one, hundred and fifty
two sculptors, sixty-eight paititers:niiiety mo
saic workers, and twenty-eight. wood.caryers
and in tunic or inlaid wood orna 7
The facade is the most beautiful, the ~ most,
richly .ornamented church front in Italy ; • it;is
a marvelous assemblage of line has=rellefs,
marble and bronze'statues and attrihntea, and
rich mosaic Picture.s, • ,
°neer" the greatfitaf of the toirian Catholic
Church;•Corpus Christi,7inpreseritithe event
in comniernomtlon of whiCh, this' famona_
Cdthedral was built,—the miracle of Balsam , .
Thi s miTacle occurred in 1.283, at the,-:period
when *ET? WaS that greet ferment of mind
andreelink which preceded the "itetormation''
as it is called in modem hi'sto • . Ra had,
it will be remembered,:, has treated the
subject of this miracle above and on each side
of the window in the Stanza at the Vatican
,called the Heliodorus. The whole history of
this occurrence is painted'with simPlicity and
childlike faith on the walls of the chapel, in
the north transept of the Orvieto Duomo,
where the relics of the miracle are deposited
in a of great splendor; -
reliquaryl3 - nt. -- tha
main attraction of the church to art students,
after studying and wondering over the beauti
ful faipAjfi, is the chapel in the south transept,
formerly called Chapel of the Madonaa of St.
Blizio, but now known as Capella Nuova.•
' This 'chapel is a veritable shrine of art. On
its ceiling and walls are the famous frescoes
of Fra Angelico, Benazzo Gozzoli, and Luca
Eigriorelli. We were surprised to find them
in sucirgood preservation. Angelico's are re
markably fresh and inexpressibly beautiful.
The chorus of Prophets is a splendid example
of Fiesole's style of painting and, disposition
of subject. It is a pyramidal group on a gold
ground. In the centre of the Prophetarium
lauclabilis nionefts—the admirable company of
Propheui—is a young
_Daniel. With almost,
one voice we observed how like his beautiful
serious face is to the St. John in the Fra Bar
tolomeo Crucifixion at the San Spirito clois
ters is Siena; only the sweet, soft eyes are not
reddened with unutterable grief, and the
young face has no torture of anguish.
I had heard that the Christ Sitting in Judg
ment of Angelico's on another compartment
of the ceiling, is said to have suggested to. Mir
chael Angelo his burly, angry Lord in the Sis
tine Chapel at the Vatican. ' I could not see
the resemblance. Angelico's Cristo Guidi6s is
a dignified, draped figure ; he is seated in a
quiet position, and the expression of the
figure is entirely free from' the hurried, eager
'Violence which Michael Angeld has given his
Judging Christ. The.. hand—rests on a
globe, surmounted by a cross; the right hand
is raised in solemn- condenanatiou, and no
Crucifixion ever held a sadder face. Around
him are those beautiful angels which Angelico
Fie.sole alone knew how to paint. Fra
Angelico received for his work in this
chapel hia board and lodging, the colors
and gildinga, and , two hundred' gold
ducats a year. Gozzoli, who' assisted him,
was paid seven ducats a month. They did
these frescoesin 1447. The whole chapel is
like a large illuminated book. The pictUre,s
are chapters in the great Biblical and Gospel
tragic-epic as it was taught in the early days
of the Roman Catholic Church: The Hebrew
Bible and the Christian Gospels, with the
Epistles and Apocalypse, went hand in hand
in medimval art. The characters and \ events
in the Bible were used as types and forerun
ners of the great Gospel story of fulfilment._
The beautiful unwritten Law of Tradition
had for a long time flowed beside the writ
ten Law in illuminated missals, glowing in
rich colors, and radiant with gold. The early
painters had only to transfer the same
glorious story on their walls and canvases.
Sixty years after Beato Angelico and Goz
zoli had sung the Prelude, as it wele, on the
vaulted ceiling and back wall of this famous
Chapel, Luca° Signorelli finished the great
poem, not in the — Same sweet, minor, tender
key, full of the simplest melodies; but in a
grand heroic strain, throbbing with the con
rich harmonies of° his age—an age
which reached its highest culmination in
Michael Angelo, who immediately fol
lowed' Signorelli in Art history. Luca
Signorelli painted these Orvieto frescoes
They are four in . number, and in my next
letter I Will give you a short account of the
most striking points in them, and make a few
more remarks on this great Cathedral, Which
is well worthy of careful study. NeXt year
the railway route from Orvieto to Rome will
be completed, and in three hours the journey
can be clone. Many a pleasant pilgrimage
will be made to thiS old mountain city, I am
sure, and I hope then toenjoy another visit
to my beautiful Capella Nueva.
Now for a little Roman news. \The first in
formation. which I received on 'thy return a
day or so ago Was, that the Council Hall in
St. Peter's is so, far a failure! By a strange
piece of profesSional forgetfulness the archi
tects have made the same blunder which was
- committed in-the original construction of-- the
Girard. College lecture and recitation halls.
Acoustics had been entirely overlooked. The
place has been tried, and speaking cannot be
heard. The voices fly up and are lost in the
dome of the North Transept, in which the
Council Hall is plaCed. When I visited St.
Peter's just before going to_ Siena, a friend,
who was with me and wondered how an
orator's voice ,could be heard in such a place,
hut we concluded our, observation with' the
remark that of coarse all impediments had
been thought of ,and would be-counteracted.
Last Week a report was : made to the 4 Tope
of the great difficulty, and the report con
cluded with a request that some other place
should be arranged for the Council Hall,
Holy Father was very indignasit ; he poSitively
refuses to appoint
,any other place, and has
• given orders to the architects to correct the
acoustic detleiences of the hall. Of course
all hands are in an anxious and excited state.
Pius IX. bas's , well-controlled temper, but
when he is provoked he shows a good deal of
resolution and spirit: .The red-tape heaps.
which surround hint, as they do every head of
a governnienti have their tang] e&iinely shaken •
•up whenever his attention is attracted - to their
- workings. s
The curate of the Polish Church St.Petronip ,
(which is near tho Farnese palace) was robbea
lately. Four thieves entered his house,. at 8
o'clock in the morning, tied the poor priest to
the foot of the bed, and robbed the house.and .
churth. Among other things,•they carried off
a valuable chalice set with rubies and. Pys,
piesentedloythe .11"oly.Fathor to the church
When the Pope heard the news, the sacri
lege shocked him greatly.' He sent for Mon..
Signore . Randi, head of the police, wa very
angry and said sharply:
6 Yoti 'must find therobbersyMonsig,nore,
and do not appear before, me until you have
The.poor Monsignor° went :off in. despair
But his - deputy ,Marquis Caprartica is a bold
daring map; and he devised, a -plan which, if
not legal, was successful . A w,ell-known par
glar had just finished his time, and was re
leased from prison: t Marquis Capraniett had
him arrested and brought up before him. The
Marquis said • , • •
"You robbeif the curate of St-Petronio."
. "Indeed I did tot," - replied the bttrglar, ykth
such natural surpriSe that there was no doubt
"I cannot help that," said the Varti.nlB. "I
want a thief, and therefore Int - rest you."
"But that IS not just," urged ilke burglar. '#
PI know it. However, I will more fairly
if you choose to help me. Bring me the ,
thieves and their plunder, and.' will give yott_
100 sendi and your liberty." -
One hour after_this. _curiousinterview the
four thieves and the stolen property were put
in the poss sioicof the Marquis! Mgr. Bandi
did not wait for Holy Father to summon hbn
to his presence. but hastened to the Vatican
with the good news.
Father liyacinthe's conduct creates a great
deal of talk in Rome. The Pope' was much
depressed for several days after -the news
came, but his Holiness seems more cheerful.
The Council Hall arrangements divert his
thoughts a little from what must be to him,
however, and every Roman Catholic, a sor
rowful affair.
I have just received a letter from Dr,
Winslow, the eminent author of "Fbrce and.
Nature." lie informs me that he intends to
settle in Rome, this coming seasoh, profes
sionally. 'Ashe is an able man and has had
much experience in the practice of medicine,
he will be a valuable acquisition to Ameri
There are many excellent physicians in
Rome. Besides the German and Italian there,
are also several English doctors, and only one
American—Dr. Gould. This last-named phy
sician is deservedly popular and quite overrun
with business, so Dr. Winslow will be warmly
welcomed to the ranks by its professional
brethren, and highly appreciated by the in
valids. ' ANNE BREWSTER.
- The Insurrection and the Law of. Indi
vidual Guarantees.
, MADRID, Oct. 6.—The telegrams will hardly
have informed` you of the gravity of our re
volt, which, it s ,obvions, has been provoked
by the arbitrary conduct of - the Government
toward the Barcelona Republicans. Conscrip
tion, the massacre of prisoners, the disposition
to beg in the courts of Europe for a king, the
failure to maintain the Constitution; were
among the causes of the Republican, dis
gust. There are, in Barcelona thousands
of workingmen, who constitute part of
a gathering army of. Spanish labor
150,000 strong, more or lessnnited by a trade
union system ; and accordingly republicanism
has.. a stronghold there. Deputy Joaritzi
headed its movement, and called upon all the
provinces to revolt. Not only in Catalonia,
but in Aragon, Granada, Murcia, Ciudad
Real, and in all the towns of Valencia the in
surrection spread. In Catalonia alone it was
supposed that there were already 50,000 men
in the field. Marshal Prim, :it a meeting . of
the Monarchist Deputies, after stammering,
over Montpensier, has blurted out the
name of the Duke of Genoa; bat it is not
certain that • anybody will have him for the
throne. Some of us are for Serrano alone;
others for a triumvirate composed of a Union
ist, a Democrat and a Progressist. In further
complication of affairs, B Re Galantuomo de-
'dares that he will not permit of his nephew's
accepting the,,throne, unless elected by a
majority of two-thirds of the Cortes.. In
the existing confusion of the political mind,
a return to absolute despotism is threatened.
The Cortes have just discussed" and
passed a law, presented by the Cabinet,
declaring articles 2,5, 6, and 17 of the Consti
tution null and void, so long as the political
troubles shall make the continuance of mar
, tial law necessary. These articles declare :
"2. That no;Spamard or foreigner iniSpain can
be arrested except for crixne. 5. No one will
be permitted to enter the dwelling of a
Spaniard er a foreigner resident in Spain,with
opt his permission, except in case of
inundation. fire, or similar danger, or
1 in case of a, cry for help from some
order of the judge, &c. G. No Spaniard can be
compelled-to leave his home , or counta.T, except
when sentence has' been passed for crime. 17.
NO Spaniard can be deprived of his right to
emit his opinions or sentiments s whether by
..pen or press, nor of the right to meet
publicly in a pacific munner, nor of the right
to--form --associations -for-- every -.purpose--of
human life compatible with public morals." It
is because of the overthrow of these provi
sions that the RepUblicans in the Cortes`have
(protested and seceded. Giulia§ and associations
I are now - forbidden - except - upon-special - per
mission: .Republie/minewspapers are warnet.l,
and one of the most important of them, La
Discussion, has been compelled to withdraw its
mottos, "Live the Republic!" and "No more
Kings !" Tribune.
The reeling" in Washington..Bellef that
Andy Johnson will •Manipulate the .New
henator. '
The Washington correspondent of the N. Y.
Herakl says :
The defeat of Andrew Johnson for the
United States Senate occasions a good deal of
surprise and disappointment here to-day. The
strength displayed by the ex-President vester
daysled both his friends and enemies to sup
pose that his success to-day was a certainty ;
but the almost unknown Cooper turns up the
winning man, and Andy is shoved aside Until
the next vacancy occurs. It is 'believed here
by many sound Republicans that Johnson's
defeat is a loss to the Radical party instead of
a gain. Ben Butler, for instance, says had
Andy been elected • he could have done
no harm; he would make a great
noise and - sensation, but . nobody
would mind him. With Cooper, however
the case is different. Cooper, it is said, will
bo in the hands of Andy, who will manipulate
him skillfully, and carry out his own plans
much more efficiently than had ho obtained a
seat in the Senate himself. There is no, doubt
as to Cooper's Unionism during the war, and
on that subject there is a pleasant little story
that probably will remembered by those.
who were, in Nash Ville during the war. While
Cooper was State Judge he' was seized b 3. a
party of rebels and carried into captivity for
serving under Andy Johnson in that capacity.
Johnsoni who was Governor at that
time, immediately seized upon the person of
a prominent and wealthy_eitizen_of Nashville
and held him as a hostage. Word was went
of this manoeuvre to the captors of Cooper,
who were glad enough at Andy's suggestion
to exchange prisoners, and thus Cooper was
—The Princess Marguerite of Italy was re
cenilY robbed at Genoa , of jewels valued at
''` " F
—Two new domntoriee and a large char:Weal
labdratory for Harvard College are projectee,
—Doyle, the - author; of
_ ,, Brosin, Jones and f,,,, t 0
Robinson;" _has illuStrated a fairy Christmas
book. '
Rurepe reports a poor hop Crop thus sea
son owing to =favorable weather and insect
—lt is reported that Mme. Jetinir
actmlidt will sing in her • husband's , oratarie,:
"Ruth," at Exeter Hall;' London, about - the1.',7; 4 ;; . 4;'.
17th next month. • -
—ldolatry is' reported '& be 'on the wane tot
India. The'people in the southern prbivintomi.4v4::','
have lately aseardedithe Sacred monkeys:l3
1 .-Professor Lane has introduced the . 'Coittletio , p , ti
mental pronunciation of Latin and Greek
Harvard, and it is to , be used hereafter in
instruction of all the classes. ' ' '
—Miss Harriet Martineau denies ,that
began life 2.9 . 4 Music,teacher or as arly - sort - 0Cei,,)14
teacher . 3 I :h i s 1 ,, Pi
ti , it
rvil .1 .
c, or even • ear'music, aving beeeat'4l
from irdancy.
—A quarry of the finest quality of litho-ft
graphic stone has just been discovered.tipoir, t ,,,„
the farm of W. Taylor, five miles from Pit.
Louis. Lithographers •pronounce it
equal to the - best Bavarian stone-Dr. .i
Lilienthal, a prominent jewish,,rabbe.
of Cincinnati, has been , especiall3r-prominent ,
in opposing the efforts of the Roman Catholics'
to exclude the Bible from the public schoOi
of that city. ~ •
—Jane Bretonne, a young girl at Dieppe,
has saved the lives of fifteen sailors and Rat- '
ermen during the past five years. She weans,'
five medals of merit and the Cross of the LlS
gion of Honor. •:z
—The Massachusetts school system. is ape--
caliar institution. _A. mother was fined stele
dollars and costs, in Worcester, the other daY,.
for taking her children away from , a schOol -
where she thought they had been improperly:,
treated. •
—The castor bean, from which the oil is
made, is becoming an important industry is •
Perry,epa r nty, California. One, prominent,
dealer• received at his warehouse I,ool'
bushels in ono day, paying 83 18 per bushel.
It yields more \bushels te the acre than wheat.
—Jeff. DaviS has disapPointed his friends by
going to Mississippi by way of Charleston,,
instead of through Washington. as her
promised. Jeff.. never could be depended
on at Washington ;in thii last eight years he
promised to go there several times, when he.
didn't go.
—The Rev. Shapha,rzi Edalzi, a converted
fire worshipper, of the celebrated sect of the
Parsees of Bombay, India, commenced to offi
ciate as assistant - curate of Holy Trinity'Epii.
copal church, 14. Ebbe's, Oxford, Enoland..,
The reverend gentleman was ordained by the
Bishop of Oxford.
—TheiGonsttlutionnel, of Pans, denies.that`--..
the Emperot., the .EmpFess and the Prince hu
nerial have insured their lives. The Empress
has one policy, it is true, but merely to cover
her suhserintions towards benevolent institu
tions whielishe has founded, in the event of her
death. , •
—An experiment is about to be tried at
Bradford, England, in the way of providing
a substitute for the public house. It is pro
posed to erect a large building, in which all
sorts of amusements will be provided, together
with library and reading-room. No intoxi
cating drinks. will be allowed on?I. premisett.
The capital requifeil is .£1;000; X.BOO - of . thint
sum 'have been taken up by , workingmen
--Richard Weaver, of London, the famous
lay preacher to the poor, is - becoming almost
as famous in England as. Whitfield - was 130 .
years ago. lie lately preached at Ascot,where
,people came from'all parts of the surrounding
country to bear him. The whole congrega
tion listened with
. great attention, many
standing with streaming eyes, as he spoke - of
what he himself had witnessed, of the power
of the Gospel. Invitations crowded upon him
far beyond his power to gpcept. •
—The discovery of. jirnius r so often an
nounced, has at length, it is said, been placed
beyond doubt by the researches of the Son.
Edward Twisleton, of England, who has for
the first time called in the aid of a scientific
expert in handwriting, the well-known. Yr.
Ch. Chabot. The' results will shortly be made public,
public, together with fac similes of the auto
graphs of Junius's Letters to Woodfail and
George Grenville.
-The American Churchman, of Chicago, says"
that the knaves - of Utah are nearly all Yan
kees, including the "apostles," "bishops " and
"elders," and all, who get the tithes;while th
dupes are mainly very degraded: European
peasants, many of them• from England and
Wales. and members by baptism of - the Eng
lish Church. It ',says: 'There never existed
but one Mormon Irishman ' and' a Mormon
Irish woman is something totally unknown to
Ft; t ill i,.) 8
—The line old comedy The Jealous Wife was
produced at the Arch Street Theatre last
evening in a superior style. Mrs. Drew ap--
gs "Mrs. Oakley, 2 ---and—played-4hl
character as she hats donemany a time before,
iuost, admirably: She was well supported by
Mr. Cathcart, .who gave an artistic persona—
tion of "1 1 11 r. Oakley," and by the other meat—,
bers of the excellent company. This evening
Buckstone's comedy. Married Life Will bepre- '
sented, and on Monday Airs Well that - Ends
Weld will-be-produced in-handsome styles -
—At the Chestnut Hunted Roam is crowding , ..
the house from roof to sub-cellar. It
repeated to-night together with the drama en.
titled The Robber's Wife. •
—At the Walnut, this evening, Mr. -Edwin. ,
Booth will appear in Richard, Third. The
announcements for next week-4he last of Mr..
Booth's engagement—are as follows : On Mort* -,-
day The Stranger and The Taming of the Area
on Tuesday and Friday sights, and on Satur.:
day :afternoon, Hanitet; on WedneAday, The '
Merchant of Venice and Don Qesar
on Thursday, The lady of Lyons. .
—Miss Olive Logan's lecture, which, will
delivered on Monday evening, is devoted to
a brief consideration of "Girls."
—Carncross & Dix,ey will give a minstrel
entertainment at the. Eleventh , Street Opera. • .
House this evening. ' . • • .
—On Tuesday evening' next, at ?he Academy
of Music, a - vocal and instrumental concert;
for the benefit of the German Theatre. The
Mannerchor 'Society, •the Siingerliund, the
Harmonic," and a gramd orchestra,' led: •by.•-- • •
• Caxl Sentz, , will • participate. Among the
artists who will appear we may mehtiou-Mr.,a&
Isaac L. Rice,, Mr. Wenzel Ropta, Mr. •Ihtrill.;6
Gastel. A first-rate programme has beruiprekff."..,
pared. The whole concert will he under
.direction of Mr. Rice, who will make his•tirst { ,:'/: 4 4 4
appearance. -We have already spoken.of
as a pianist of rare ability. •• • • •':•-•
' ••••--.Wo had intended to write
tice of the' circus, but after readingthe follow; 1•,,k,
ing from the facile pen of the , - GreaC.Nativer. , ;:•4g'
American Advertisement Writer, we, felt hott.. ; „
utterly. useless it would be to attempt anything„:„,
more gorgeous. Listen to this now: . • •j i
"Final .Arenic Matinee and Nocturrial:F4.,...
position of the. Great Hari:peen Circhs;'•'xia.•,!,,• •
Eighth street, between Race and. Virte.o Tti
brilliant season of therGreat.Earopetitt
will terminate to-day withanaftenreon
• nee (sic) and an .evening.exhibittott.• FersonW ,2 4.;'- 7 '.: . •$
who have not beheld the Gorgeous Equeistriaw,,;.•
Spectacle should avail tbernselVee.oftbiO,..last ‘ ,.;••-;:e.
opportunity to witness fldspeerlese conlb3t• ; •
tion orlinishedurtists - , - equine - hisaptyliitidlYPt 7rrti
telligence, 'rind the grace; agility and
of the ferocious Lions, submissive - to tho wilt
of the renowned Dompteux,'Prof...Pierce.
—On Monday evening,' the 25th ii k a t. ,;b_ ). of,4.o,: ,
prez & Benedict will open the oPera, '.4tOr:fit
Seventh, below Arch street and give a -
class Ethiopianminstrel_enttirtuirialent-tilfrit4oo4l•;'.
after nightly daring the Seagip.. S
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