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VOLUME , XXIII.--NO.' 205:
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An opinion, prevalent nmpng some who hare
not trledus, that beCanee ., ive are on Chestnut
street, and deal only, in a class of Clothing
finer than 4raituiri'adtidtliaV,"""ntB'
our prices must be enormously high, we here
Light Weight Overcoats,
from e 9 to 825.
Black beaver Overcoats,
1310 t 18 1 .820, -
Cloncollio Overcoats, "2 0 ,
s 22 * 4 25 , $2B. SM.
Heavy Peterstuun Over.
coats, tittr,,
Youths' Overcoato,from V
to OM
Children's Overcoats from
84 SO to 1525.
Garibaldi hafts from $5 to
Prince Imperial Suits from
46 to 42.
Bitottarcks, 80 to 61.20.
twenty other styleb.
. Gents' Wraers,
Vito 435 pp,
This list embraces only a small portion of
our Stock, but gives an idea of what buyers
can do, and demonstrate that
The Very Finest Styles,
The Very Finest qualities,
The Very Finest Sakes
Can be veld and ate br•ing Geld by us very
Than the• People tbluk
Chestnut Street Clothing Establishwittt,
Subect—"Otir Fatow Savages of the Saudwich Wanda."
titil.), , d—w - ThiPIIIN VB. iSNIFYIN.
tDreacb of Prombie of Offtrrlita".l
wazinzta. PHILLIPS,
THIIIksDAY T . ,IIH . H . ANig :. December ix
Adottralon.so is. Reserved Seats, sa t e ts.
Tickets for azay of the Lectures for at GOULD'S
Piano Wareroome.No. D=t CHESTN UT Streetouni at the
Academy on the &realm: of the Lecture.
Doers open at 7; Lecture at 8.
Orchestral Prelude at 13 o'clock.
01 , Tar. NOW
F A. I it
Sale of IThefulandFancyArticles
Suitable for Christmas Gifts,,
Conameneing December 9th at 4 P. W,
/Lad Clostua. " 14th at 10 P. N.
Our Citirens are raw:leafed to bear this in miud while,.
arranging for the Fair.
Corner of Asylum Turnpike & Fisher Lane,
A chance is now offered to secure Lots, at the
Low "wile° of $l5,
payable In instalments, in what is admitted to be the
beet adapted grounds for Cemetery purposes near Phila
delphia. being romantically located, perfectly dry and
beautifully rolling surface. Apply to
Passimocr—WlLßUß H. MYERS,
419 North Fifteenth street.
S. E. corner of Ridge avenue and Wallace street.
SEcuirrasx-0140. CHANDLER PAUL, •
Office of the Company, 1723 North . Tenth street.
Tnaaarawn—Wlll. S. °NETT),
822 Bad York street
OuritattrutimENT—SAMUEL F. MEADE,
nol3 lump On the Groan&
, TO
133 South Fourth Street,
OPPoolte Library Street, Philadelphia.
del th s tll 6t General Agents.
In aid of the
'Will 4.e held at the Chu, E V E N ING , ptreet, below Fifth,
ON THURSDAY Dec. 9, 1889.
The Directory take pleimure in announcing that they
tare secured the assistance of the following etalnent
MR. CHAS. H. JARVIS Pianist,
MR. DAVID D. WOOD. Orienist,
(Pupil of Prof. Bacilli
MR. G. A. CONLY,B4B6O. -
((Pupil of Prof. Barth.)
Also the assistance of a talented chorus of Mica and
Tickets, admitting one, el admitting two, el 50.
To be had at the Music btoro of W. IL Boner, 1102
Chestnut street, the Rooms of tho Baptist Publication
Society, No. 530 Arch street, and at the Church on the
evening of the Concert. fde2 4 7 9 4tf
Doors open at 7 o'clock, P. M., Concert St a Af before 8.
u r .D , to Franklin Insurance Company to reissue Policy
24,814, in name of WILLIAM. W. JITSTICE, on psoznine d
/MG Wallace street. do26t*
I , .
Chesterfields en 50
Pantss 00
Vestb 260
WholOSuits—." $20.00 .
and All grades train
1520 to $6O. 2'
Ilendsotno dress slily!, all
black, 4926 to $65. •
Fine Trecots, $W to 41N15 . ...
Swallow Tail . Bross Gnat!.
Block Cloth, 810 to SO.'
Bin° Cloth, 825 to 836.
Boys' JacKots $4 60
Boys' Punts 3 60
Whole Suits 43 00
all grades up to WO.
fromoilta Suits
/10 to $2.5..
Youths' Cb.stertielda from
$lO to $2l)
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Church.• &month otreet, above'. Brown.
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tist i n lON S , Pi r g t titlV buip i &jr pcp l los, .
AP.PIYA 105 front atrret, 4410'
1" . &! 7 :15EPA • Tbf IT OF: fl fOn WAYS,
• - snislatf..k. &c., OFFICE OF CHIVY 00316Ent13-,
KIONER, NO. 104 tiOUTIT:FIFTII nitswr.
Plll4/IDELNLIA,hoc 0,1859.,t.
All 'fiendlike having claims against the Department Of
Ilighwaye for labor or macorhil 114 ° 16.1Thd ' darit4
the 3 ear 1860, are requested to'present them for payment
OP or before the I.sth day_of Reqember. •
MARMON 11. DlfiKip, ON,
4 °7 1 0 1 4 at rP7, Counniseloner of Hut
Illustrated with beautifnl Illuminated Photographs.
covering =equity') fret, and now exhi bl 0)31, for the liret
time in this city, at the
BALL ApitcApyrzur LIBRARY,
TOTH BTEEET,above Chestnut.
DoOrir open at T o'clock. COMMCIICeIi at 8. Tlcketai
tO Cents; to be had at Parriales drog-store, Eighth
and Arch karcets, and at IleAlllater'e, No. T2B ehoetuut
street. dal at rat
15 14 I 0 N 7a E A.G U E HOUSE,
' PUMA DELPHIA, Dec. 0, 1859.
The annual meeting of the Union League of Philadtd-
Phia will he held at the League House, on MONDAY
ENT:NINO, December 13, at 7 o'clock, at which meeting
there will be an election of °Dicers and Directors for the
ensuing year.
dealt rpi
On December ,ft h ,Uth,7th Bth and gtb, at DA. M.,
Tenni , for the Coarse of Seven) Lectures, 44. Single
Lecture. 75 rents.. Tickets et the Hall. no 30t 1'44
The Miners haying resnrood work we are again: re..
'cc liana a full supply of HA.BLZJOLI COAL, which we
are selling without advance inprice.
nog-Intrpf Office 15 South Seveirth street, Phila.
OP - PM - E s - 61" 7 " - 'i c irFTTLEL rA NCI - E
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The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of "The Re
liance Insurance Company of Philadelphia," and the
Annual Election of thirteen (11) Director*, to serve for
the 'netting year, will lw• held at this Office on MON
DAY. Ih , < , :inher 211th, 1862, at 12 o'clock If.
It(Mto (1444 WII. CHUBB, Secretary.
Au election for Managers of the Plymouth Bill
road Company will be held at the office of the Company.
northeaat carrier of ilt!' and Green streets, in the city
f philadel plan, on 15101il1hY, the 13th day of Decem
ber,letn, between the hours Of f° A. M. and 2 P. M.
l..u.ntoil Exhibitions given to Sunday Schools,
nols-Cnilezes and for private entertainments. W.
MITCHELL MciLLISTEII,72B Chestnut eltl , lot. second
st9rs- un2 2rrirgi
BAL SOCIET . T -Esay VII LalitiOCApe Gardening
Departments for Ladles
Baths oven irons 6A.M.t09 P. M. •
rrail i go bard illt.rWeet,Dlis , NOS. MS
edical treatment and medicine f=rdgri P t a tti rttneug.
to - the poor
—This evening, at the. Chestnut, a drama
entitled Patrice; or, the While Laity of Maim,
will be presented.
—The American Theatre announces for this
evening a good miscellaneous entertainment,
whichincludes pantomime, farce, ballet,
negro comicalities, singing, and the wonderful
performances of the Rizzarelli Brothers, who
are said to be gymnasts of extraordinary skilL
—Mrs. Drew will produce at the Arch Street
Theatre, this evening, Tom Taylor's drama,
The Overland Route. There will be new
scenery and a good cast.
—Signor Blitz, the great conjuror, will give
an entertainment this and every evening at
AEsembly Buildings. The Signor has a num
ber of curious new tricks which he will per
form every night.
--Duprez & Benedict announce a very at
tractive entertainment for this evening at the
Seventh Street Opera House. New extrava
ganzas will be presented, with good music—
instrumental and vocal—dancing and Ethio
pian delineations, &c.
—Miss Kate Bateman will anpear at the
Walnut this evening, in Tom Taylor'S drama
entitled Mary Warner.
—AL the Eleventh Street Opera House this
evening a miscellaneous entertainment of un
usual excellence will he given.
—Professor Blot, the great lecturer on the
science of cooking, will continue his lectures
at the Assembly Building, Tenth and Chest
nut streets,
each inerning, commencing at 11
o'clock, until the 9th, inclusive. Every house
keeper should go.
—Mark Twain, the well-known humorist,
will lecture at the Academy of Music, this
evening,, on the Sandwich Islands.
How They are Selected In Europe.
The present mode of appointing bishops in
Europe is curious, as illustrating the connec
tion with the State of which the (Ecumenical
Council is expected to be so
. jealous. The
Czar appoints to all the bishoprics in Russia.
The Sultan. appoints the Christian bishops
throughout his dominions. In France and
Austria, in Spain and Portu g al the Crown
appoints the bishops, and that, too, when the
first minister of the Crown, as in the case of
Austria, is a Protestant. The Pope,
indeed has a veto, hut his veto is limited
by the condition of its resting on strictly
canonical ground. Even in Protestant Prus
sia a Lutheran King practically appoints the
Catholic Bishops. the Pope, in tact, nomi
nates, but the King has a veto on the appoint
ment, and his veto is not limited in the same
way that the Pope's veto is in the cases already
mentioned. The interest which some of the
European Powers takein the Council is easily
understood; and the encouragement which
they give lo Bishops like the Bishop
of Orleans may be guessed. Bishop Dupanloup
had been so excessively Papal; that his decla
ration against a definition of the Pope's in
fallibility came like a shook at Rome almost
as severe as Father Ryacinthe's letter. If the
Council take, the other course, his lordship
and those who think with him will be in a fix,
and they must either forswear all that they
now so positively assert, or they must leave
the church. We will not sisggest a third
course,—retaining their present opinions and
professing the contrary,—though the history
of the church has precedents of the kind.
The Pope and King ViCtOr.
The'Plorence Nazione says it is rumored
that. Victor Fmmanuel has received a letter
from the Pope congratulating him upon his
recovery. In the 101Fitramontane paper, the
Unite Cattotica, it is stated that during the
King's illness the ecclesiastical authorities did
their duty, and that/the august patient acted
as became a, Catholic sovereign. "We will
say no more," it adds, "for seeretunt reg is ab
sconders bonum est ; but the time - will come
when histoty will reveal God's wprk."
—A negro boy stole • a doll in Petersburg,
Va., the other day and while protesting his
innocence unwittingly pressed it as he en
deavored to hide it more completely under
his shirt: The doll gave a loud squeak, and
the little negro, who had never heard of cry
ing dolls before, turned almost white and
thought a miracle had been done in his case.
—The Sublime Porte still keeps that me
direval functionary known as a Court Astro
loger, as well as a Sultan's dwarf. .
wuoix , covority,
PIIIJAI4I - 4141:k • - •
THE comiviiiii=iiith;e 'mum,
. ,
The Pall , liallVstatyysaYE,
There is somethlig)iiffignlarlYattractivec-and
yet thoughtorin
, ,
the oettcription which g.lyd tts` .. opthe:
first asriect'Or Mgioni,iibsolutely neiv the;
explorer-44h6-exuberant heatitieS of ,nature: as
yet untotiched,' xatf;:or: only. Muelied by
men too weak Off too fewTtuspedlthem. Such
is the picture drawnhy.• - Dx..Livingstone,in:a,
few striking words of theehores of-that solitary
lake which lie reachectseveral degr,eas South or
Nyanza;and WhiCh he believes to reeeive
discharge again the waters of_the infant'Nile:
On the 2d Of April, 18674 discovered Lake
Liemba; it lies in a hollew,,,Witli precipitous
r sides 2,000 feet down; it IS extremely-beautiful,
sides, top, .and bottom being.covered with trees
and other - vegetation. Elephants, buffaloes,
and antelopes feed on the steep slopes, while
hippopotami, crocodiles, and fish swarm hi the
waters: Guns being unknown, the elephants„
unless sometimes deceived into a pitfall, have
it all their own way. It is as perfect a natural
paradise as Xenophon could have desired. On
two rocky islands, men till the land, rear goatS,
and catch fish; the villagers ashore are em
bowered in the palm-oil palms of the West
Coast of Africa.. Four considerable streams
flow into,' Liemba, and a number of brooks,
Scoffice trout-burns, leap down the steep bright
red clay schist rocks, and form splendid cas—
cades, that made the dullest of my attendants
panseand remark with wonder."
Such is Liemba now: what will it be a few
years hence, when the road which Livingstone
has pioneered has been made plain to the his
roads of Our restless white race? • The noble
animals now swarming in the magnificent pre
serve mill have been exterminated; they will
have fallen victims, not to the necessities of
hunger, or the porpoSes of trade, but to what-
we call the "instincts of the sportsman." Their
unused carcases. will cumber the earth, their
size and numbers will be registered in' the
game-books of future Cordon Cummings: As
for the natives now leading an idyllic.life iii
their "palm-embowered villageS," it is not so
easy to predict their destiny. The worst that
can befall them is short and sharp extinction at
the hands of some more powerful race. "An=
nexation " to the dominion .of
• under
the auspices of Sir Samuel Baker and his
steam-conveyed army of black conquerors, is
the alternativo now proposed, and it is one not
to be contemplated with mere philosophical. hi
We very much doubt 'whether, when this
distinguished explorer started with his present
roving commission to subdue Central Africa.
for the benefit of the Khedive,people in general
were at all aware Of the real scope of the expe
dition which was announced with such a
flourish of philanthropic trumpets. The object
declared in this country was that of putting
down the internal slave trade—that slave trade
of which the Nile is the, channel of communi'.
Cation, and which now supplies Egypt and
the Levant generally 'with an annual tribute
of victims. This was to be effected
by a kind of homoeopathic treatment,
using • Egyptians, trained soldiers of
the Kasha, to disconcert the schemes and break
up the establishments of their brother Egyp
tians, the slave dealers. So far, so good, and
Exeter Ilan was doubtless, charmed to hear of
an Oriental potentate so liberal-minded, and an
English traveler, so high-spirited and adven
turous, combining their energies to effect 'so
praiseworthy an object. • But it now turns out
that' there was ' a far different purpose--;-or
rather- two widely different purposes , --at the
bottom of the scheme. This is how Sir Samuel
, Baker himself describes it in a "private" letter
I of so recent a date as the 22d of last month,
which has made Its way into the newspapers :
"The mainlobjects of our enterprise are after
crushing the slave trade: I. ,To annex to
Egypt the Equatorial Nile Basin. 2. To es
tablish a powerful government throughout al
the tribes now'warring with each other. 3
To introduce the cultivation of Cotton on an.
extensive scale, so that the natives will have a
valuable production to exchange for Man
chester goods, &e. 4. To open to navigation
the two great lakeS of the Nile. 5. To estab
lish a chain of trading stations throughout the
countries to be annexed, so as to communi
cate with the northern base from the most dis
tant point south, on the' system a.dOpted by the
Hudson's Company. . . . Every_
tribe - will' be compelled to cultivate a certain
amount of corn and cotton in proportion to
the population. No wars' will be 'permitted.
Each - chief will be held responsible for the acts
of his tribe. Tribute will be erected in labor'
to be p-formed in opening out roads on the
same principle as the road tax in Ceylon. To
carry out these plans I have absolute power
conferred by the ViceroY."
It appears that his force, 1,700 Egyptian
soldiers, with twelve months' supplies, has
already reached Klartouni.
'"The flotilla (sent up the Nile two months
ago, which I hear has successfully ascended
'the cataracts) comprises six steamers of forty
her.te power each, and thirty large sailing
vessels. Besides these, there are prepared at
Kbartimm four steamers and twenty-five sailing
vessels. . . . I received from the Viceroy,
together with absolute power, .carte. blanche
for all the expenses of the expedition. . . .
I have the greatest hopes of effecting a vast
improvement among the tribes by the suppres
sion of the slave trade, and by the introduc
tints of agricultural and commercial enterprise.
I have large - quantities of seeds of all kinds
that will be adapted to the climate and soil of
Central Africa, and these will confer a great
blessing on the country. If I free the tribes
from slavery I shall insist upon their working
for themselves ; they will then desire to change
their surplus produce for our manufactures.'
We have, therefore, lent the prestige of our
name, and an amount of mechanical assist
ance (though paid for) which will infallibly
induce all other nations to set down the under
taking as one of oar own veiled only under
pretexts too common to impose on any one in
order "to annex o Egypt the equatorial Nile
Basin." To be annexed to Egypt may or may
not be a blessing, according as Egypt may be
have to its new provinces ; but in. order to be
annexed, these countries must first be con
quered. Does any one realize the meaning
of "conquest" of feeble ill-armed negro tribes
by a half-civilized army? When conquered
and annexed, "tribute will be exacted from
them in labor to be performed in opening out
roads.", Would any one like to know the real
character or Egyptian road labor? Here it is,
as described \in a recent letter by a correspon
dent:of the Pally News: •
"There are five or six hundred people scoop
ing out mud and earth with their hands, filling
baskets and carrying them on their heads •
" • then huge canvas sacks are
filled and planted -as a foundation by naked
men who stand up to their middle ; in Water.
Then another file of men antlohildren Step no
and empty more, baskets in the strata of sacks;
arid so 'On till the - Injured road . is level with the
rest. The beating was not severe, but it never
ceased. The stick sometimes fell on the empty
basket, on the back; and often on the loose folds
of the skirt; and so looiely.a.sliot . to hurt, btit
it vf_tts used regularly-and seemed, indeed; un
fnA*4l item hi the ball fie",
Thoie engagipi on itate pald ;,,init the ,
tagintunders.or gangers had .a certain duty to
. tic:Worn:4 and they went:throngblt'llountlinch.
inglY 'that the tears ' , and laMentations ' , never '•
hie is the cue, in the rteiglahottood , of :
:Cairo: What will 'the in.that;:or Oondokoro?
;Bat only the ; begini dug of tribula;
timer, lin the, next place they are to be 4‘ ccm
veiled to cultivate a. certain 'quantity of corn
, and.eatton." "If". Sir Seminal '.suctfeeds ,
`freeing,the tribes frona slavery he will then "in
siet On, their worklngtor. •• themselves."' Has
any ingenious person, yet , solved problem
how uncivilized men, or any men, are to be
"compelled to cultivate" by any method except
; the venerable one of slavery ' and Is Sir Sam
- uel Ifaker imitating the exquisite delicacy of
lan g uage with which the framers of the Amen
can Constitution avoided the term "slavery"
altogether, and spoke of "persons held to, ser
vice?" We have no quarrel with Sir Samuel'
Baker: :Wo admire• his quiet courage, his fund of
"resource," his insight into the ways of savage
men, and power of. awing and commanding
them, and We do not doubt the .genuirterteis of
the desire which, he feels to put, down that In
ternal slave trade of , which he has witnessed
the denioralizing effects. And the sovereign,
or qtattsi-Soverelefi, wile has just inaugurated
the opening of the Suez, Canal, has shown
abundantly his power to appreciate, and to
aid,in,-the great work of civilization. But the
most pawerful sovereigns .and the most. ener-
getie‘commanders can only work through their
agents. To suppose that,' with no other in
struments but Egyptian soldiers and officers,
Sir Samuel Baker can annex a large slice of a
continent and make its inhabitants grow cot
ton without an amount of violence and
biondshed which no theoretical goodness of
purpose can possibly justify, 'requires an
extreme of confidence which we are far from
possessing. But, besides all this, the final end
—the raison d'etre—of the expedition, as far
as we, its English abettors, are concerned, is
only too plainly expressed. The newly con
quered Egyptians are to be compelled "to grow
cotton." Supply is wanted for the Lancashire
market. It is the old story under a new dis
guise. Our manufacturers (or, we are happy
to believe, a sectkna of them ouly) cannot be
brought to wait for the fair expansion of free
the development of free industry. Men
must be forced to work for • them, under one
Mitigating phrase or anOther 'all the world over.
Thine is certainly a taste o f Liverpool about
the scheme ; a strong flavor of the "Southern
Byron's "Prisoner of Chilton" says of bi m
"My hair is gray, but not with-years,
Nor grew it white
Ina single night, '
As men's have done from sudden fears."
But other poets and romancers have detailed
such--sudden changes with minuteness, and
perhaps no experience, which the general
reader is likely to accept as possible, has been
more effectively used to heighten the impres
sion made b;¢ stories of terror or remorse. Is
it then true that a head of gold or of jet may
be changed to white in a few hours? That
the work of many years may be
wrought in a day, and nature's pecu
liar badge of old age, its crown of
honor when acquired in a long course of vir
tuous living, may be inflicted as an in:mediate
curse by the agencies which result from fear
or those which follow crime? It has often
been doubted, especially by men of science,
whether this is possible; but the event; as an
occasional fact, has never lost its reality iu the
popular imagination.
Dr. Austin Flint, in the last volume of his
Physiology of Man, jut published by Messrs.
D. Appleton & Co., discusses this among ninny
interesting qiiestions. He admits the differ
ences of belief among physiologists, but thinks
it undisputed that the hair often grows gray in
a few weeks. But the main difficulty is that
the records of most cases in which it is claimed
that the change took place "in a single night"
are loosely reported by those who can claim
no scientific ainhority as observers. Such, for
instance, are the cases so often cited of Marie
Autolnette_and:Bir_Thimia.s . More. is only_
when men accustomed to the precision of sci
entific observation have been able. to watch the
case closely that it cairbe considered as decisive.
Fortunately, a few recent instances of the
kind have been seen and investigated by
competent men ; and the fact is now beyond
ques,tion that such a change may take Place as
suddenly as the boldest novel' writer has
claimed. For example, two German physicians,
Drs-Landois and Lobrner, witnessed a case
of the kind in a hoS"pital in - 1365, which Dr.
Flint. reports Hips .
"ThP-Plltient, a compositor, thirty-four years
of ago; with light hair and blue eyes, was ad
mitted into the hospital July 9, 1865, suffering
apparently from an acute attack of deliriums,
tremens. ' A•marked peculiarity in the disease
was excessive terror when any person ap
-preached the patient. .slept for twelve
hours on the night of the 11th of July, after
taking.tbirtydcops,of laudanum. Up to this
time nothing unusual had been observed with
regard to the hair. On-the morning of July,
12 it was evident to the medical attendants
and all who saw - the patient that the hair of the
head sand the beard had become gray. This
fact was remarked by 'the friends who
visited the patient, and he"-bimself called for a
.mirror anffremarked the change with intense
it is to be observed, however, that a close
examination showed the whiteness in this case
to result, not from the absence of coloring mat
ter, as in aged men, but from the presence of
minute air bubbles in the hair; and it was only
by, reflected light that the hair seemed gray;
by transmitted light it seemed as dark as ever,
Unscientific eyes would not notice this, and
the hair certainly seemed. to be permanently
white, for it ' remained so at the patient's dis
charge, two months, later. Another similar
case, lately reported to the Royal Society by
Mr. Erasmus Wilson, showed the same kind of
change iu a microscopical examination.
Dr. BroWn-Sequard reports, in the Archives
de Phygioltigie for 1869, a curious observa
tion on himself, whielt •is easily repeated by
others. Findimg four white hairs on one
cheek and seven on the other in a dark beard,
he carefully plucked them, and two days later
he found two such hairs on one side and tlnee
on the othe,r7 white from end, to end,
This was repeated several limes, with the
same result, and he concludes that there
is no doubt of the possibility of "a
very rapid transformation (probably in less
than one night) of black hairs into white."
This being established as a physiological fact,
we shall doubtless hive the novel of the period
crowded more than ever with such startling in
cidents as the turning of black heads into
white ones by a night oaf anxiety ; and perhaps
some adventurents woman will even dare to
make, ,her blovly hero become gray in the
twinkling of an eye upon a glance at his Victim.
But there is moderation due to all things,
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een MOW as good and'USefutto plat-maker('
(;air this ;'' and 'we ''wofild'•advisei"thdae who nrift;
jtethpiedt3i ffr.intententbet the 'disrdPut,e °apt:
i'liffirryaff bronghf on' hintseLf arid his IMMO bY;
,the'inaitrief in Which; in his a Jacob Faithful,'"
'be Made. nse of the old physiological-traditions
ahont "sporitallethis combustion." Scientili
`Wonders are dangerous toois'for the profane to'
Y.. Post. • •
[Paris (Ndv. Cdriessondofice of. the London Times.]
Under the title of PCBuvre.dc, M. Bismarck,
1863-1866, a work is about to -iasue from: the
Paris press which ,inay be found to.contribute
uLeful materials to, future histories of that
eventful period. Its author, M. Villebort,
was in Germany dnring the campaign. of MG,
was present at most of its stirring scenes,
and seems to have been on very friendly
and almost intimate terms 'with Count
Bismarck, of whom he saw a good
deal. We must be prepared,, therefore,. for
some leaning toward. , the hero of the
time; but so far as 'I can judge from a hasty
perusal of thatportion of the as yet' unpub
lished work which has reached my hands, the
author does not shrink from criticising, as
well as praising, his friend and host. The fol
lowing passage ist- curious and interesting:
"On the 7th of August I went to take leave
of, M. Bismarck, by whom, at Berlin, before
and after the War, at Horsitz and ,Nikolsbarg
I bad always been received with a kindness of
which I retain the most -lively remembrance.
Toward 10 at night I was in the Prime Minis
ter's cabinet When the French Ambassador,
M. Benedetti, was announced. 'Go and
rake a cup of tea in the drawing-room,'
M. Bisniarek said to me, "I will be with you
shortly." Two hours yaased, midnight struck,
then one in the rilorning. About twenty per
sons, the family and intimate friends, awaited
the master of the house. At last he appeared,
with a calm and smiling countenance. We
took tea, and 'smoked and drank beer in
the German fashion. The conversation, al
ternately.grave and gay, turned on Germany,
Italy and France. Rumors of war with
?ranee then circulated in Berlin. At the mo
m` Cnt of leave-taking, 'Monsieur le Ministre,'
I said," Will you allow me to ask you a strange
ly indiscreet question—ls it peace or war
that I carry back to Paris?' M. Bismarck
answered promptly, 'A durable friendship
with France ! I firmly hope that France and.
Prussia will henceforward form the dualism
of intelligence and progress' I fancied I de
tected a singular • smile on the lips of a man
destined to occupy a distinguished place 'in
Prussian politics, the. Privy 'Councilor Baron.
von Keudell.. Next morning I called upon
him and told him how much that smile had
puzzled inc. 'You leave for France to-night,'
he said. 'Give me your word of honor to
keep what I am goin to tell you a secret until
von reach Paris ; before a fortnight we shall
have war on the Rhinelf France persists in her
territorial demands. She asks what we neither
can nor will give her. Prussia will never yield
an inch of German ground; *e could not do
it without raising all Germany against us, and,
if it comes to that, we would rather raise her
against France than against ourselves.' ,That
step of the Tuileries Cabinet, so profoundly
impolitic and unskillful at sush a moment, and
which resulted in'a check given.ta French di
plomacy, was of wonderful service to M. Bis=
marck in all his enterprises in Germany. It
furnished him with an irresistible argument to
prove the necessity of great armaments against
France, at the same time that his refusal to
give up the least morsel of German soil still
farther exalted the prestige of Prussia in the
eyes of every German patriot."
Hta Nteeent Sickness—Hs . Cause—How
- Monday, Nov. 1869.—The
illness of the King, which came so near
proving fatal, and which caused so Much
commotion, was brought about by a singular
accident. A few days since he left Florence
by special train for &in Rossore, to enjoy the
bunting there. On this occasion wild boar
was the game. His Majesty, Who,. as you
know, is ever a forward rider, outstripped his
suite, • and soon found himself Lice to face
with a full-grown boar. Immediately
he drew his revolver and fired two shots,
both of which toots effect. The boar re
treating further into the covert, the King, in
the excitement of the moment, and believing
that the animal was mortally wounded, pushed
on closely after him. But suddenly the infu
riated animal turned, not to bay, but to' rush
on his enemy, The King was_ ruounted_on one_
of his best Irish bunters, yet the charge of the
boar was so furious that horse and man went
down before it. Understanding that the wea
ther was wet, and that the coil of Ban Rossore
is more like a sponge than aught else, you can
imagine what it was to struggle thus in the
death agony of So potverful a quarry as the
King bad to contend with. The struggle was
tierce and short, and, as usual, His Majesty
came out victorious, but sorely damaged:
When the royal suite came up, they found
matters as follows The boar dead, the horse
trembling from fright, and covertd.with mud
and bleeding from several deep flesh wounds
the. King himselfwotully soiled, stained, and,
though not wounded much, considerably
bruised. The alarmed attendants begged the_
King to hasten homeward, which he did on a
fresh horse. Determined not to give up, be
dined as usual. But toward morning he grew
quite sick, fever and intlammation-of-the
lungs had set in, and his case began to look
serious : yet, fortunately, he has struggled
through, and is now quite out of danger. His
physicians treated him so as to superinduce
migliari, and succeeding in doing so, his life
has been saved. TelegramS,jof cobrse, have
told you all about the new Prince at' Naples.—
The Moniteur of November 19 0 publishes the
following letter from Emile Ole:vier :
18,1869.—DcarSir: On myarrival
here I find your letter. lam and will ever be
opposed to Ponyer-Quertier, but I like him
personally ; I consider him a good and bold
speaker, and I know by dint of opposing free
dom in trade he has grown into a champion of
freedom in politics. Therefore I urge all my
friends to vote for him rather than for all those
broken-winded tribunes (sic tribuns poussifs)
who from London and elsewhere are
boring us with 'their seedy declamation.
There is but one -way of overcoming
the - party which is bent on revolution
at the cost of liberty; and that is to join, those
who are bent on liberty, and repudiate revo
lution. I congratulate you on not having been
more discouraged by our defeat than I have
been myself. Now, our adversaries are worse
off than we are, and they have not the conso
lotion of being able to hold up their heads.
They are booted now just as much as I was
hooted in May last, but my unpopularity was
a mistake which the future will correct ; their
unpopularity is a punishment which the fu-.
ture will confirm. They may now affect.to
be as modest, gentle, and pacific as they
please, under the pretext that the Go
vernment, which they have been
goading for months past, is anxious for a Yield=
day. The responsibility of violence, which
they shrink from, devolves on them, and no
one else—it is they that have let all these
angry passions loose. Do what they may, they
are equally powerless to serve liberty and
revolution. What ta lesson of morality for us
all.. Fight on; never yield to tlio demagogges
-death is better than that.
Yours, truly, • pmcritm OLT,IVIER.
—A niece of idendelssohnbas lately entered
the lodpsic Couservatoire; She is said to ex ,
hibit great musical taleut.
. . ,
A War eland in the Pant-:•lnteresting
HiNtorical Reznitdiseenee.,
He wan Cared.
ffi.ollivler on the Irreconeilables.
• ' to It
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' ,— .PRIOX I / 1 gllll6B
—The appearance of. John Brown hi' thus'
noted in a late London letter : "The Queen,
neess -Louise, -.Princess- Beatrice - And
Prin& Leopold took their seats in the royal
carriage ; the immortal John Brown, in High-1
land costume,
.jumped up into the dickey
behind Her Majesty, hovering over' as if to
protect, her.", . : . •
—A Boston clergyman writing to a western
paper says that in looking over the list of lec
turtrs engaged thin' season by the various
courses the "conviction creeps across my
mind that genuine culture is not the sole thing
sought after by committee men. Sharp wits
and sharper women amuse us rather too of
ten." But he finds conlolation in the thought
that "even these lighter lecturers turn mem
away from the theatres."'
Moy Thomas, the dramatic editor' of
the London _Daily News, has called attention to
certain extraordinary mispronunciation" of
the great John Hemble. Ife was wont to pro
nounce aches, aitches; beard, bird; cheerful,
churful; earth, airth; fierce, Purse;
leap, lep ;
rode, rod ; virgin, virgin; odious, ojus ; they,
the ; virtue, vartue; and so forth, through a
long vocabulary of like incredible ee6otartei
—The letters which the Princess Mathllde
wrote to the late-lamented Sainte-Betive are
said to contain positive proofs of her intense
disappointment at the marriage of her nape
rial cousin to Eugenie de Montijo. She Is re
ported even to have hired some Grmanjour
nalist to publish scandalous stories about
Eugenio in a pamphlet, which was issued is
Frankfort-on-the-Main in' the year 1853, lit
her letters to Sainte-Benve, the Princess, it is
said in 'Paris, generally calls the Empress
"cette coqu me.
—(inc of the most famous Parisian ballet
managers was formerly employed as choreo
graphic dictator of a theatre in Lyons. One
day, when he was highly delighted at the tin :
expected success of an important rehearsal,
he caused all the ballet girls under his •CQII4-
wand to be drawn up in two lines and then
addressed them as follow s" Ladies, I spa
well satisfied with you. Please write 3tour
names on small scraps of paper and: throw
them into a hat. She whose mune will
drawn from it first Is the happy per Son whom
I permit to—kiss me !"
—More than two-thirds of all sheet musie
published in Germany is published at Leipsie,
Tbere are twenty music pubiitshing houses
there, at the head of which is the , firM of
Breitkapf Hertel. The firm celebrated- tho
other day the one hundred and fiftieth anni
versary of its existence. They have pstblishr
ed over twelve thousand pieces of mune, and
more than three hundred clerics are in their
employ. The, largest musical printing. ofitee
is that of Itoder ; it employs one hundred and'
fifty hands, and produces marina/1y twohijr'
four thousand plates. The metal employ
for this weighs about thirty-eight thousand
poundapanathe paper consumed araottut4:llo
four hundred bales • it predifeea SlMmiting'
about four million Sh'eets,of E4oo4lllate,
, igACTS*'I I I,IIII 'PAiltlll3llEni:
• -An :Oswego ;mart dately ate . ;cistiky-biglia ,
pancakat in4ten ruiuutes. •- •; r e -
There are O,BOW pianoforte , teablfets'iii
petebour g ,,,, :1•• r c
end t e drat 'crop of Ottait
through the'Sucz Canal.
,' 4' ;
—A "gold:'mina' in South Carolina ? i;q,
bas just bebn sold for 3,1,700: • ,
— Auerbach's new- nowl will be, pubilshea
simultan&nally in eight , different•latiguages.y:4
• is estimated that the • Virginia fob/tear
crop will be about 7;000 hogsheads short thlio
—Letters from Florence report that' they
Itallanpart of the work on the blout-Cle*
Tunnel will soon be finished.
• I —lndian squaws are running opposition tar;
the Chinese in sawing 'wood at Pertintid e . '
Oregon. ' . •
—New Orleans concert saloons are *IWO,:
"by a young and pretty lady arrayed iti black,",t_
who exhorts and sings hymns.
—lllendelssohn's musical setting of the
tignone of Sophochts has been produded , ate
—Ambroise Thomas's opera of Mignon haw
proved a failure at Loipsic. It put the
ence to sleep.
—4Jamartine is to have' amonunient en flier
Place de Hotel de Ville in Paris. Solotnan,
the sculptor, has alreadyfinished the model'
for his statue.
—Rubinstein has composed for th(i. Gar
zenith concerts of Cologne an orchestral work
which, under the' title of Ivan IV., ho dis-,
scribes as "a picture of character."
—The California.. -"Moderation. Society"
pledges its.members to drink only , wine, beer
and, cider, except whenthey are discouraged,.
and then whisky is.allowed. , . • •
—A Louisiana plainer progressed finely in
taming a young panther, until the animal got
large enough to lunch off his owner,one night., l
when hungry. •
—Two Texas boys.were playing in a cottost
house, the game being to see who Could gel
bead-first the greatest distance into the codex:-
The one who beat didn't come out again.
—A western orator, speaking of• the blittla
of Bull Rub, said: "Thu federals ran so fast,
that the hard tack rattled in their stomaebs•
like beans in a sheet-iron pan."
—lt is now said that when the Cardifl ,
is alone at night he removes his right bah*
from its customary position, and placing thee,
thumb oii the end of his nose, vibrates his fin
gers in the air.
—A Hartford rnan,.thinking ho smelt gas
his room, lighted a match to see it.. He was
found in the street immediately afterwards,all
ablaze, and a policeman kindly, rolled him ia
the gutter and put him out.
—The poet of the Chicago Post laments:
' Adam and Eve in,Bden.lived,
. In.house without a window; - -
They might have had a lease for We,
But they went and sinned, ohl ,
- —Mrs. Van Zandt at Liverpool recentlysang
the part of "Page" in the Marriage , of Figaro
with buoyancy and elegance. Tietjens was
the'" Countess," &Moo "Susanna," while Carl
Formes, w'ho seems to have returned to Ate
operatic stage after his dramatic ventures, was
the "Figaro." •
—The following dialogue was recently heard
in a street ear: First Young Lady—So- poor
Susan is dead? Second Young Lady—Yes,
poor thing. She su ff ered terribly, didn't she?
And only' think, she- couldn't wear that beau
tiful silk dress her mother gave.her, and it ha
too short for her sister !
—Rare poetical genius is buried in the local
columns of the Knoxville Whig. "At eleven
o'clock last evening," the reporter says,"there
flashed across the blue empyrean a meteor of
dazzling bnllianey and splendor. It &wiled
but a second, and, 'a thing of -beauty,' passed
away into the mystery of the night."
—Jerusalem arthe present day is one of the,
last places for lite rary production. An unedited
tale from, "The Thousand and One Nights"
has, however, been printed there this year
with a French translation by M. CharlesL:
Ganneau. It is the Kistory of the Fisherman
Caliph and of the Caliph Haroun al Rashid.
—One of the leading merchants of Shang-,
hai, China, is a live Yankee. He ships twice
as much tea as any other firm in the country,
attends two churches leads the, choir atone,
is a treasurer of a missionary society, member
of the Philharmonic Society, engineer of a tire,
company, menabar of a regatta association,
teacher in a Sunday school, assistant editor of
a newspaper, member of the Asiatic Society;
and a principal speaker at a debating club. .
—Victor Hugo has written a new novel, en
titled "The Crune of December 2 - „ 1851," for
the manuscript of which IC Paul Afettrice'his
paid hint forty thomand francs: Lacroix,Vin
tor llugcers former publisher, declined Pur
r:ha:Aug the work, which will first be pub
lished in the columns of the Paris Rappel..
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