Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, January 19, 1870, Image 1

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    GIBSON PEACOCK.' 'Editor.
TV for Parties, dr,i. New styleo. MASON it 00., 001
Chestnut street .
V ITATIOI4 - 6 - 7 7 iiitt;
_ graved in the newest and boot manner. LOUIS
, Otstionet 1021 Chestnut
st fe2o t
Imo., by the Itt. Bev, William Bacon riteveux.
Blkhop of I'cnneylvanta WhUlnm Struther%, Jr., to
Va./ 6 , 1401117 of (Marton B. Intrborow, aH of Phila
delphia. learsuinftli, Oa.. papers, Dlcaao copy.]
GUMMBILE.—In Burlington, Ifl., on the 18th inst.
Martha M. Ctinunere, wife of William Gunstnere, an d
daughter of the late William H. Morris, In the 44th year
of her age.
One notice will IV given of the funeral. tf§
BEHR:NEIL—At Chestnut 11111, nn the lath Instant,
Mary L., widow of the late Charles Heebner.
Her relatives and fri-nds are invited to attend the fu
neraL'on Thursday. 2eth inst.. at mte o'clock. trout her
late residonce, on tiusuinit street. To proceed to Laurel
JUNEH Tuesday, January Lath, B. Muse .toned,
In the 7:14 year of Ids age.
Thu retail% es 7111 , 1 friends of the fatally are respectfully
Smiled to attend the funeral, front Ws late residence,
No. Int, 'Walnut street, on ThIICIAMY, January 2lith, at 2
o'clock, without timber notice. To proceNt to Lame,
111 .
1,E418,--On Sunday morning, 16th instant, Mary
X atherine. daughter of the late Laurence Lewis.
The reletivra and friends of the fatuily are invited to
suet t the funeral at Ht. Peter's Church, this (We1I111,4•
davi afternoon, at before 4 O'clock, punctually.
NIDMA NN.—On the 19th Iced., of scarlet fever. He•
ehie D.. daughter of Henry T. and the late Mary H.
Nt. mann, lu her 911. year,
EA11111(1.—On the 19th met.. Evelyn, youngest daugh
ter of William B. and Lizzie A. Rambo, in the 6th `ear
of her /•••
8811711.—Jaaustry IT, WO, Elizabeth 8. Stoat, eldest
daughter of the late Jaynes S. Smith. Key.
The friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral, at St. Peter's Church, on Thursday morning,
at o'clock: pupetuallY.
WARD.—On the morning of the 19th instani,,Aiiti
Mara*, eldest daughter at Margaret mid the late John
D. 'Ward.
The relatlree and friends are In‘ited to attend tho fu
neral, front the residence of her mot her. 109 tioutb Twen
tieth street. on Saturday isorning, at 9 o'clock. 3t
atort.,ov . ery quality of
A low •
Of overy quality and ro manufactured.
Mourning Dry Good*
glB Chroinut
WRITE CLOTHS ais.l IthTRACHANS, for the Opera
The cost
CI Atm,
31i and S 3)
Chestnut Street
has been
818 and 820
WO Ulllll
Chestnut Street.
ro a for
Ihm.teta.ente., Jan. 14. 1470.
At the sonnet meeting of the' Stockholders of this
Bank. held on the 11th instant, BENJAMIN . ROW
LAND. Jr.. W 11.1.1.-111 11. 1111 AWN. CILAJIL
'FREDERIC A. HOYT, wrre duty elected Director* of
this Bank.
At a towering of tho Board of Directory. held thisday.
ROW .AND. Jr.. was elected Preaideut, and
It. ItIiAIVN. Vice Preeidont.
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Arrangements hare to.ea made for consolidating and
tinning this bank with the National Bank of tki,
public. of Philadelphia; and for this' purpoto- tk— N a .
tional Exchange Bank will, ae a Rparate aNfaciatien, go
into liquidation at the close of busineos vu the 15th lu•
stant, fa accordance with a vote of the ntookholders end
a resolution of the Board of Directors ; sal its
book) , and accounts has inz been aesigued to the Na•
tional Bank of the Republic, t Ploy will be removed to its
hanking•house. at &V and ell Chestnut street, where the
affairs of this Bank in liooldntian win. - be Conitnetist
the National Bauk of the Republic, after the Lith inet.
Cheaks drawn Upon the National R. hangs Bank
against balances remaining to the credit of its depositor , .
after the 15th Instant, will be paid at the National Ba
of the Republic.
The re,iguation of JOHN t9.GILBOUG It, ae Cashier
of this Bank. ha been accepted, to take effect on •aud
atter the 13th instant.
ortfer of the Board Of Dir...ctot4.
jaLs6t rp§ W. 11. KIIANVN, Preqi.lvnt
eIIANTS• FUND.—The sixteenth anniversary
al the Merchatite' Fund will be celebrated at the '
On WEDN,ESDA.I EVENING,. Feb. 2, at o'clock.
The annual report of the Board of Managers will be
read. and addressee will be delivered by
• lion. W 1. 1 41,1111
Rev. J. L: wiTnEiLow:
The orchestra will be under the dlreotivu of MARK
Cards of admission may be had gratitonaly, by early
application at S. E, corner Third and Walnut etro,N,
1 4 .0.11olNerth Delaware axentte, NO. 616 Market, etreet,
South Fourth etteet, or of .either or the full Q VI M.;
committee :
Committee of Arrangetue,ntti.
PU IL ADAL Pn Lk, Jan. IS, Ma.
At an election held on the MIL init., the following
gentlemen were elected Directere for the ensuing year:
Charles Richardson, John Kessler, J r.,
William H. Rhawn, George A. West,
Robert Pearce, John F. Smith,
Join:l.W. Rieman, William M. Seyfert,
Nathan Hales, ICharleaStoltes,
Edward B. pane, !Mordecai Buzby.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors, hold this day,
CHARLES RICHARDSON waa unanimously re-elected
President, WILLIAM H. RH AWN. Vice President, and.
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GERM t.:crvw,January IS. 1870.
At the election held on the 11th instant, the follow
ing gentletnen were elected Directors for the enduing:
William Wynne Whiter,
William Green,
William N. Johnson,
Nathan L. Jones,
John S. Baines,
Jabtr, (Wee,
Nicholas Rittenhouse.,
Norton Johnson.,
Charles J. whiter, Jr,
James R. Oates,
Charles Weiss,
Edward Comfort,
Benjamin Allen.
And at. the meeting of the Directors, hold this day,
w ILLIA W YNNE I.VISTER, ES.Q.,was unaniniouslY
r' -elected President, awl WILLIAIEL HUTCH WES
TER, ESQ., Solicitor.
Jal9.3t CHARLES W. OTTO, Cashier.
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NOTlCE.—ropllnte plans of the stir ev and grado
restulations of Long Lane. from Federal to MitYliu street,
are HOW prepared and. depoeited for inspection at tho
office id Thomas Doly, No. Ili2 South Ninth .treet. and
Mao at the omen of this Department. No. 221 'Sonth
Firth street. and the Board of Survey OPlLiave appointed
31( /ADA February the ith. 140, at lei 0 - clock A. M.;
to consider tiny objections that may lienrged thereto by
any citizen interested therein.
;alb' 22 rpi Chief Engineer and Sarceyor.
root now,
IPss 'than
The 'Second Series,
Mondays and Thursdays.
T. U. rralt has the honor to announce to the intel
lectual public of Philadelphia that he 113$ arranged fur
theeV( 'OND SERIES of TEN LE CTUBJCS to be.gtren
in the following order
Subject—The Questions of To-morrow.
PETROLEUM V. NASH Y (Ti. R. Locke), February 3
Subject—The Loran of Creation.
Subject—Socha Life in America. •
Rev . E. 11. Ulf A PIN. D. D., February 10.
Subject—The Rol i of Honor.
GEO. WM. CURTIS. February 2v.
Subiect-0 Lir National Folly—The elyil Service.
Prot. ROBERT E. ROGERS, February 2E,.
Subject—Chemical Forces In Nature and the Arta
Subject—lteform mid Art.
JOHN G. SANE, March 21.
Subject—French Folks at Home.
Prof, 11EN WV MO.BiTON, March 21.
Subject—Bohm EciiPisefl-
Subjeet—ltown Breaka.
SPECIAL. To satisfy nnmerous requests, Miss
OLIVE LOGAN will repeat her lecture via` , ti RLS" at
a Matinee. on a date hereafter, to be specified, in the
tooth of April.
tions in talent. will perform, as usmil, choice' Musical
Selections preilous to each Lecture. •
SCALE OP PRlCES.—=Admission to each Lecture'. 60
cents ; Reserved Seats to each Lecture, 7b cents ; Re ,
served Tickets for the Fo•rles of Ten Lectures, fib.
The opening sale of reserved season tickets will take
piste , . at Gnu Piano Roonoi,_No. set ch,..anut street,
on THURSDAY MORNING, January W, at 9 o'clock,
and will 10. continued on the 'mill. 21st, and 22d, after
which no more season tickets will be sold.
The late of reserved Atlas to 21.111 Y of the single lectures
will conimouce on MONDAY 310RNING, Jan. 24, and
continue daily front 9A.M.t05 P. M. -
OW The Prospectus of the Second Series l+ now ready,
and may be obtained on appli!:atiou at GO.ULIUS. No.
913 rldaitint ; also a Pocket Diagram of the
Academy of Music, showing the numbers and location
of the a ats., jal7 3t rp
the Mention held on yl
Stockholders were elected D,
Jacob Naylor.
James Irwin.
Jacob c. Nestle. •
Charlet N. Childs,
Charles A Crwige,
William King,
:IONA!". BANK, 1011
DELPHI A. January MIN&
the 11th inst., the following
PirN7tors of tide Bank :
Henry 8: Ziegler,
Jaime /Mtg.
John F. Norcroaa.
W. W Adam.,
• Jacob Grim,
A. Lincoln,
• I. S.
And at the meeting of the Directore. held this day,
JACOB NAYLOR. Esqq was re-elected President,
CHARLES H. CRAIGE. R 441 . The President,
THOMAS B. Fflii LET TER , Esq., tiuticitor,
Yale w f gtj 11. W ILL lAMB, Cashier.
• PIItLADF.I.PIII.4, Jan: G. lA7O.
Ttm holders of tbo new scrip in the above Companiee
are hereby iietilled thst the time for paying' the last in
stallment will expire February 10. M.O. At any time
before that date it naay be paid by there holding there.
reiptisol RICIIARD THOWBIIIDGE, Cashier. or F,
S. CONOVER. Transfer Arent ,to Mr. TROWBRIDGE;
at bie offlee. who i• 4 allaihria6d to re , :eipt for the haute .
oh the back rf the receipt for firm installment.
jalo-tfeSip RICII AIM STOCKTON. Treasurer.
Oa and after February Ist, 1671), the Stoetchollore of
the shore t` , :mpar,iee. of January 'St ti , I' 7 o. are entithq
to a dis Mend of Five (.51 per cent—payable at 111 Liberty.
street. New York, or 20t4South DelalVaTa aTehlVi Phila
Tax STON, N. J.. January 17th. 1370;
jati 12trto Elk STOCIi ; TON, Tropsurer.
1470.—The annual meeting of the I.I: 4 WIILN IN
STITUTION will be held at No. South Eleventh
iitreet, on THIMSDA I ..lan. Mtli. at 11. o'clock. A. M.
It JNO. L. REDN - Ett, Secretary.
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— Stilt/ SI 1520 Lombard stroor,Diapeneary Department.
ral treatment and otodicinefa masted gratnitonal2
to e polo
Claurch, Eighth and Cherry Etn•ets.Rev. A. Reed,
D. 1) . Pastor.—Union services will be held in the Lee.
Dire Boon of this Church on this (Wednesday) evening.,
and on Tbursda:, evening. at I.'n o'clock. The First
pre,,byterig t , Churn, her. Herrick Johnson. D. D..
Pastor. and ttio Pine Street Church. Rev. Robert Allen,
D., D., Pastor, will unite in these services.
Church, Ninete.ntli and Green streets.—Preach
lug in q the lecture room of Olio Church thin evening, at
73- s •o clock. by the Rev. N. W. Conkling, of Hew
York. /t.
-. -A. MEETING- OP GREAT - .0 ,--7. %. -
TEREST 1.4 to progre , s at Trinity IL. E. Church,
Eighth street, above Race. Preaching thin 'evening
at o'clock by Rev. J. J. Pearce ; Friday evening by
Rev..l. T. Grady. All are cordially invited It'
, Sketches to " the American Fashion" of
the Minister "at Moms."
(From the rail Mail Gazettej
M. Alfred d'Athisay contributeS to l'igaro
minute account, in the American fashion, of
the private life of 11. Emile 011ivier. His resi
dence, '29 Rue St. Guillaume (the rent of
which, we are informed, is 2,.500f.:, presents
so modest an exterior that the 'other day- a'
high functionary who had occasion to speak
to the new 31mister, after mounting a few.
steps. turned back in great indignation that
a person of his rank should have been sent up'
the servants' staircase. The concierge had no,
difficulty in excusing hiniself—there was 'no
other. Augustine, tie only domestic who
serves 31. kunile 011ivier,his brother, Madame
011ivier, and the Abbe, Liszt (when he is in ,
Paris), acts alsb . Secrettary In case of need.
The walls of his cabinet are literally covered
with portraits of great men whom 31:
011ivier admires, among them Ra
phael, Descartes, Boss met, 3,lirnb e ae,
Pascal, Moliere, Benjamin l'omtaht, La
and Deak. There is also a portrait of
the elder 31. 011ivier, and tr,.. tine proof en-
graving of the Girontlits. " Over a, chimney
piece..is a marble bust of a charming. child,
Lianiel 011ivier, now living at Saint Tropez,
with his grandfather, the wild. Republican.
Deniosthene Ullivier, repo 'mewls to under
take the charge of hie education. The
order in this cabinet is excessive, but 31.
011ivier, who is very near-sighted, eau lay his
hand in a morneet on any book or paper 'he
requires. He receives las - friends only at
breakfast, goes out at half-past one, and, Nwhen
he dines at home, returns at, 7. Ile goes to
• bed early, and riseslat ti or 7 o'clock. He drinks
nothing but water, never smokes,. seldom
goes to the theatre, and only to hear music.
1e has never, hitherto, given dinber parties
or soirees. A short time ago .31. 011ivier
married the daughter of a Pondicherry mer
chant, who brought a fortune of L'.6,000 to her
husband, most of which sum was paid dowu
when the contract was signed. Suffice
it to add that AI. 011ivier is a man of simple
tastes, and that he is almost as eloquent as was
Berryer. The Uatt/ols recalls the tact that M.
Baussmann, who was prefect of the Var in
143, had occasion to cause the arrest of M.
Emile 011ivier, and suggests that there may, be
some connection between the accession of the
new prime minister and the retirement of the
Prefect of the Seine. .
—A Boston paper warns artists that draw'-
ing is infectious when it's sketching: •
FOREIGN ConitieSpoNnExcE
The Rain. in Rome..-Threatened Over.
Roe of the Tiber.—The Austrian Ern
press's Reception... Deaths of Eccietdas.
ties... The Late Cardinal Releach. -
[Correspondence of the Philadelphia Eventing Bulletin.)
ROME, Italy, Dee. 24, 18419.—Such weather
as we are having in Rome, and have had for
some weeks! Rain, rain, rain—and on Wed
nesday night, by way of variety, there was
hail and thunder and lightning. The giber
has mounted up to the Rapetta bank several
times; and unless these heavy rains stop,l
may see one of those terrible Tiber overflow-,
ings, such as are marked on the stone wally in
some parts of the city, as a memory of what
has been, and which have always seemed to
me incredible. - *
But, notwithstanding the weather, every
thing goes on as usual in Rome at this season
—dinner parties, receptions, breakfasts and
kettle.4lrums. On Wednesday evening a
friend called in to see me. He was in full
court-dress, and bad just come from the
Austrian Empress's reception. It bad taken
place at five o'clock In the afternoon, at the
Palazzo Venizia, at the Embassy. One
hundred invitations were given out to the
Roman princesses and a few other distin
guished persons now in Rome. The Empress,
my friend said, looked "resplendently beauti
ful," and although the mother of several
children, appears like a young 'Ontilan. The
report circulated, or rather whispered, last
week, about the poor en-Queen of Naples and
the probability that no young baby Bourbon
would be born, is contradicted on very high
authority. The celebrated accoucheur, Dr.
Brown, of Vienna, whom Queen Sofia con
sulted this summer, has accompanied the Em
press to Rome. He is now at the Farnese
Palace, awaiting the event, and stakes his
reputation on the result being., favorable,
There have not been so many Bourbons as
sembled together in a long while as now in
Rome. They are waiting this event, so in
teresting to them and of so little consequence
to the world really. But who knows? Chi lo
sa ! as the Romans say.. A great man may
really be on the way for humanity's service.
But while some are watching the advent of
new souls,and merry Christmases and prosper
ous New Years, others are mourning over
death-beds. The number of distinguished fu
nerals and deaths of the past week is remark
able. A Polish Bishop died on Saturday—a
man of considerable position. Tenerani's
death I think I mentioned in my last letter.
His funeral, which took place on Saturday,
will be a thing to remember. It is said that
10,00 persons were in the procession, and I
can readily credit it. It was at night. The
long, full stream of blazing torches, chanting
monks and people poured down the Via di
Propaganda from the Fountain of Trevi—
near which the great sculptor lived—into the
Piazza di Spagna ; wheeled around the Vir
gin's Column, and looked horn a distance like
a great river arrested by some obstacle ; the
mass of torches, picturesque monks and Sac
coni seemed. to mount up for a few instants as
a pent torrent ; then it turned into the Con
dotti ,and flowed along like a flaming lava cur
rent. Body after body of chanting brother
hoods stalked by, singing aloud the funeral
plaint in thenight. The echoes of one solemn
Litany came streaming back with the smoke
and flame of the torches, as if to link them
selves to the sad anthems sung by succeeding
troops of monks. It was very grand and pic
ture-like, a fit funeral for this eminent sculp
The second great man who has died is
Cardinal de Reisach. The news reached Rome
on Tuesday night from Upper Savoy. I was
at a dinner-party on that evening. A Mon
signore attached to the Papal household took
me'into the table. On our way we talked of
the Cardinal, and the prelate said:
" Even as we speak, the news of his death
May be here; for the last we heard from him
gave us no hope."
Poer„Cardinal de .R eisach ! When I first
came to Rome, last year, it seemed to me that
everything centered in his Eminence. He
was the leading spirit in so many works. He
was always a busy, active man. From his
youth he- was -noted - ter - his capability- and
energy. lie was one of the leatling students in
• the famous German College at Rome. Then
rector of the Propaganda.. After this he was
made'BiShop of Eichstadt. His first 'step was
to establish an. Episcopal Seminary, which
soon ranked among the first of. such institu
tions on the continent. Then he was made
Archbishop of Munich; and the Cardinal's
hat did not linger long on theroad, for, like
Emerson's Guy, he was one of those mortals
' "Had se sped his wise affairs;
That he caught Nature hales snares.
Stream could not so perversely wind,
ittit coth.el Ony's was there to grind."
Pretty soon he became Cardinal Prefect Of
studies in Rome; and when poor Monsignore
Talbot went mad last year, of, copric his of !
!ices fell into the lucky do Reisach's lot ; among
others, the: Protectorship of the English Col
lege. He was also appointed Presideht of the
Politico-Ecclesiastical Committee'of the (EcM ,
menical Council ; was selected by Pius IX. as
one of the five Cardinals' who are to preside
over the 'General Congregations,and placed at
the head of one of the Deputations.
The world's sun seemed to rise,
To drudge all day for. Guy the Wise."
But the Cardinal, like all successful Persons,
drudged as hard as any slave. 'Achievement
is never gained without hard, hard work.
We may talk as M1143h as we please of genius
and luck—Guy the Wise labors for his reward
alw hys.
This summer the busy, active, energetiC
prelate was suddenly stricken down—he who
had no time to be ill ! Overwork had done
the fattiest of all business for him. Every one
who works at all in Rome does it to exCess,
There is that tendency in the climate and the
influences of the place either to make one
very indolent or very industrious, according
to the temperament. You are either kept
constantly stimulated or depressed.
But to return to the 'Cardinal. How he
clung to life ! How he strove to battle against
fate!'To live to see tile Councilacooruplished,
the. great preparatory work completed—this
was. hia eager longing, =moat determination,
But have you never notAett how often` is
taken out of our hands the very thing we, are
doing best, and On ;thi' accomplishment of
which we have aknotit staked. not only our
lives, but ,our very,salvatiou I have, Some
times the labor is handed, over to others, to
show us that all'powerful, and efficient, and
very 'necessary at we and our .frienda have
deemed' oUrselve.s, otherS'are, to complete the
'dear duty—ncit so well, probably. worse than
we should have done it-rand- We stand with
out any lot or part in it, forced to serve with
folded hands and patient waiting. lint very
sweet blessings fall on the one who accepts
these strange judgments with submission.
. Sometimes, however, the over-earnest are
taken from their work and laid down in the
Sweet peace of the grave. Soli bas been with
poor Cardinal de Iteisach. Just at the very
moment of achievement the order came to
drop all and go ! It was very hard. His
Eminence would not believe it. He rose up
from his dying bed with a mighty will, and
resolved to try change of air. His skilful
physician, Dr. Taussig, warned him of his
danger—told him his onlyhope was in perfect
quiet of body and mind. Stay in Rome where
Jae unfinished labor was, and look at it with
folded hands! .Not he! So he crossed the
mountains in AuguSt. At Geneva he rallied,
and for awhile many thought 'the Cardinal
had been right after all. But I remember his
physician saying to me in September:
"His poor Eminence will never see Rome
again. 'lbis is only the flash before the end !"
And be was correct. In October the Car
dinal turned southward. When he arrived at
the Jesuits' establishment, at 'Contamine sur
Arm, in Upper Savoy, he had to stop, for
Death was waiting for him there; and after
some more suffering, the anxious, busy mind
was at rest.
It is a pity to be so solemn at such a merry
season. But how can one help it with such
remarkable men passing away around us?
Moreover, at Rome, better than any other
place in the world, one can afford to indulge
in the luxury of solemn tholight. Fine pump
and spectacle, gayety of all kinds, the richest
and most stitunlatink r intellectual meat and
drink, are, around you all the time, and every
thing becomes a Fine Art in this enchanted
city, even Sorrow.
At last daylight is breaking! Nothing but
the blindest, most fatuous throwing-away of
our own opportunities can now by any possi
bility prevent, the ratification of the Fifteenth
Amendment ! It is fitting that assurance of
the success of this beneficent Constitutional
guaranty should come at a time when the
ertate seems bent on delaying, by every .de
vice of dull debate, the completion of the Re
construction of which it is at once flower and
Rhode Island yesterday completed her rati
fication. Minnesota and Mississippi have al
ready done the same; Ohio, in spite of the ef
fort to smother the question in a hostile com
mittee, will speedily follow. The New York
effort to withdraw ratification—a character
istic Democratic breach of contract—will not
stand, but eteri if it did, it would be unavail
ing. There are thirty-seven States; twenty
eight are needed to ratify ; twenty-live have
already done so, as follows :
Alabama, !Missouri,
Florida,. New York,
Kansas, Rhode Lsland,
Massachusetts, Virginia,
Missi sippi,. Connecticut,
~ , !Maine,
Vermont, ' Minnesota,
, Wiscon.sin,iNevada,
Arkansas,, 'North Carolina,
Illinois, South Carolina.
Louisiana, West Virginia.
Three more are needed—we count the fol
lowing five as sure : Georgia, Texas, lowa,
Nebraska, and Ohio. There can, we think,
be no doubt about Ohio. - there can surely be
none about Georgia, unless Gov. Bullock so
wills.' In any event, we believe there are
enough. There might, to-day, be Virginia
besides, to make assurance doubly sure ' , but
for the perversity that still, finds a morbid
delight in prolonging her suspense. Through
good and through evil reporttke fighthas been
made, through opposition from without, and
through perils from false friends; but already
We may congratulate the friends of Freedom
that thetluLlest of vision can no w see far enough
to behold this pledge of perfect Freedom im
bedded irreversibly in the National Constitu
tion :
ART. XV., .Sr.c. 1. The right of citizens of
the United States to vote - shall not be denied
or abridged by the United States, or by any
State, on account of race, color, or previous
condition of servitude.
SE( . . 2. Congress shall havepower to enforce
this article by appropriate le,gi.slation.
At last the - Constitution is to guarantee what
the Declaration, of Independence proclaimed!
Let us be thankful and take coura,ge !—Tri
Improvement In Forms of Messages..
The English postoffice authorities have pre
pared for the use of the public forms for tele
graphic messages to be used when the whole
system of inland telegraphs is acquired by the
Government on the 2f/th of next month. The
form is very simple and complete, and differs
in one or two important respects from those
hitherto employed by the companies—the
novelties, it may be added, being decided im
provements. The principal of these refers to
the arrangement ot the words that make un
the message. A separate space in lines is al
lotted to each word, and the corresponding
charge is printed clearly on the margin, so
that the sender can see at a glance how much
he has to pay, and the receiving clerk need be
at no trouble in calculating bow much he has
to charge. Each of the toritis thus divided
into spaces is prepared for a message of fifty
words,' which is assumed to be sufficient in
the great majority of instances. In the right
hand tipper corner, of the page a blank space
is left for the stamps. which will probably be
almost exclusively used to cover the charges
of transmision.. Attached to the farm are
directions for the guidance of the sender, with
a tariff of charges, and full information as to
the arrangements for porterage.
—A Valparaiso merchant, recently receiving
a.cbalienge from an officer with whom he had
quarrelled; sent back this answer: " I have no
desire whatsoever to kill you, still less do I
desire to be killed myself. Here is what I pro-.
pose. Go to the nearest wood. Choose a tree
about a 8 stout as myself, place, yourself fifty,
thirty, or even fifteen steps from it—just as
you like—and then fire bravely. on-the tree. If
you hit . it, I will admit 'that I was in the
wrong, and will offer you an apology. . In the
contrary, case, I shall be retuiy: to "recoive
yours. • •
—The blaek-board is called a Colored Board
of Education. •
A,14 - 14.."R BREWSTER
Its Ratification Certain.
The Eltsieveyloar BossedMOD.
The N.' Y.lierald has the
,1011) be tinder the eXclasite control of Lieu
tenant-Gon Leander Thomas U. Selfridge, of
the Wilted States Navy., The total number of
Inman ho will take Part, Billie altar will num
ber Mend 2h7', and the gunboat Nlpsie will be
the flagship of the expedition an-I the &nerd
the storeshin. The former is now lying offthe
Battery and the latter ix at the Navy Yard
completing her preparations for her eventful
misidon. The expedition would have set sail
several weeks ago but for the fact that the
.Guard was detained longer than was expected
and could not be Rot in readiness as soon as
the naval authorities had desired.
Besides the officers of the two ships, who
have all - been selected for the `expedition on
account of their particular fitness for the
duties which they will be called upon to per
form during its process, a geologist, a botanist,
a telegraph operator, a photographer and a
draughtsman, all civilians, have been estie
daily employed for the occasion. J. A. Saffi
van, M. 0 Leman and Messrs. Ogden, Mord
den and iarcher, officers of the Coast Survey,
will also accompany the expedition and act
as assistants to Commander Selfridge.
The telegraph operator has been • fur
nished with. about - -eighty , miles 'of
'wire seventy-five miles of which are
of the ordinary office wire and the remainder
of the same kind of insulated wire used in the
army during the late war. He has also forty
cups of Gross's battery, the strength of which
he considers quite Sufficient to knock all the
monkeys who may 'presume to occupy the
wires for gyriniaatic purposes, into the land,
where the spirits of all dead monkeys go. A
Lull set of the regular army , signals. has also
been furnished the ahips, and these will be
made use of whenever they can be of good
service. The flags will be used in the daytime
and the lanterns (the lights; at night. Every
scientific instrumentinecessary for the proper
carrying out of the plans of the explorers has
been secured and safely packed away.
A large quantity of heads, trinkets and
various cheap articles, held in high esteem by
the Indians, form part of• the "treaty" cargo
of the ships, and these it is the intention of the
commanding officer to scatter among the
savages with a lavish hand in order to,secure
their friendship, and thus enable the expedi
non to make use of them in various ways in
which their services will be of great import
ance to the success of the undertaking.
The primary object of the expedition- is to
make a thorough survey of the isthmus and
- to discover, if there be any, the breaks in the
mountains through which a canal might be
cut. The Nipsic will call at. AspinWall on her
way to the general rendezvous to make certain
arrangements with the Colombian authorities
in reference to the expedition, and the Guard
will go directly to Caledonia Bay, which is
about 250 miles beyond Aspinwall, where
the Nipsic will join her. In this bay the
two vessels will remain as a base of supplies
while the exploring parties dive into the wilds
of the isthmus. After all the preliminary pre
parations in the bay will have been completed
two parties will start out from Sasardi
and another from the southern portion. of
Caledonia Bay to discover, if possible, the de
pressions in the mountains and to reach a
pass which Dr. Cullen contends exists in the
mountains and which has not as yet been dis
covered. Two lines of level will he established
from these points to wherever the depressions
may be found, thence to the Savanna river
at the month of the- Lam. In the meantime
whatever natives can be induced to work will
be organized into regular gangs as laborers,
and they will accompany the exploring par
tieS and be made serviceable in clearing away
the undergrowth and rendering, the passage
of the explorers as easy as possible. Aid is
also expected from the alcaldes, , and the
Colombian Government will do its best to
help the expedition in various ways. On'the
21st inst., two gentlemen will proceed to
.Aspinwall to ascertain the correct astra
riomical position of Aspinwall and Panama,
and the result of their investigation will of
course determine the base of operations of the
expedition. After the explorers shall have
made a thorough survey and reconnoissance
of the country the vessels will proceed to the
Gulf of San Mae, and thence exploring
parties will set out to establish a line of
levels and ascertain if that portion of the
country IS better adapted to the passage of a
canal than that between Caledonia. , Bay and
the Bay of Darien. The expedition will be
occupied for aboutsix months,and Commander
Selfridge, without wishing to say for cer
tain that the ultimate object—the discovery
Of the depressions in the mountains—will be
attained, expresser himself confident - that a
line of levels will be established on the Isth
mus, a .thing which no expedition has ever
yet been able to accomplish.
Each exploring party will have a special
telegraph wire of its awn, connecting with the
ships, which it will erect as it goes from place
to place, day after day. The explorers will
then be in constant communication with the
commander, and there will consequantlY be
no danger of any one of the „parties falling
victims to starvation in the wilderness, as did
'many of Strain's expedition. The regicin to
be traversed is very mountainous, and the
ground is a complete network of undergrowth,
so thick and strong that it would be impossible
to -make any progress through it without
the aid of the axe. The Indians, who may
at certain points prove troublesome, are
said to be of a warlike nature, and although
under the seminal control of the Colom
bian government, have never been conquered
by ther white man. The expedition will,as has
already been mentioned, endeavor to con
ciliate these savages by presents, but at the
same time each party will go well protected
and thoroughly armed, so as to be prepared
for any treachery on the part of the dusky in
habitants along their route. The distance
from the point where the expedition wilistart •
—Caledonia Bay—to the Savannah river is
forty miles; and after they shall have made
their way to this stream the men will follow
its course to the Bay of Darien, where the
United States steamer Nyack,which wilt leave
the Pacific squadron in proper time, wilt be in
readiness to receive them. It may he mentioned
that, besides the Savanna, the river Chau
qnanaque flows through the region through
which the explorers will pass, and it is be-,
lieved that it has water enough to keep a. canal
well supplied.
IS A c_vivAr, ACROSS THE ISTHMUS rossitinu?
The ()dicers of the expedition have not thp
slightest doubt but that they will be able to
establish a line of levels and reach the Savanna,
river in safety, though not without a great
deal of suffering, and hardship. The Chagres
fever, it is said, plays havoc with "strangers" .
at all times of the year on the isthmus, and
this alone will bear formidable an enemy to
tight as the savages—should the latter see tit
to be belligerent.
Commander Selfridge does' not believe that
depressions in the mountains will be discolc-;
ered of sufficient extent to suit the wants of a;
well constructed canal, but he believes, never,
theless, that the canal is a, feasibility; and that,
'tunnels of live or six miles in: length coultl;be
cut through the inountaina it - suitable clogres.
sions are not discovered.
—The Velment rimers aro' to bo stele' Iced
with salmon in the spring. Alherit D. Nagar,
of North Chester, has 60,000 eggs to he Cs
tributed by the fish commissioners 0,4 qr,,a as
the ice breaks up. •
F. lb F.EIIIERSTON. Publigta
Number of oeuss Sunk.
The Pittsburgh Unmmercial says
On Sunday evening, about eight o'clo c k, :tiar
tow-boat Star, from Pittsburgh for Lioublville,
vvith' eight barges of coal, struck. the rind
channel pier at .Bettwood, and . in about threo.
.minutes Live of the barges broke 'ldes& anal
hunk, and the remainder floated oft down the
river. Tho Star sunk in a few minutes. , A..
she was going down she turned bottom up 4
and careened on the pier, breaking in .twee
Her cabin floated oft and was met by tho Dick •
Fulton a short distance below the scene of the
disaster. She had ten or twelve persons or
board, two of whom got on the second
and were rescued and cared for iv Capttust
Snyder, of the W. H. Harrison, The °thefts
were picked up in the water. Two of the Un
fortunates were women, one of whom was eat
badly injured by being orushed between the
boat and pier, that she died about 9 O'clock
Sunday night. •
A Military Mother.
A German paper gives an account or it ,
strange incident which occurred lately drithe
occasion of a marriage before the civil au
thorities in Algeria. The official required the
consent of the mother, and asked if she were
present. A loud bass voice answered, , "Yes::
beforehim. "That is well," he said; "let the
mother come her-her consent and sigleatitte
are necessary." To the astonishment of all
present, the soldier approached the Mayer
with long strides, saluted in military fashion.
and said: "Yon asic for the mother of the
bride; she standsliefore you." "Very ,well I
sir," replied the Mayor, "then stand back,'
can take no proxy ; I must - see the mother—
the mother, .1 tell you !" "And I repeat," 're
joined the soldier, "that she stands before
you; Ply name is Maria 'L. I harel beet'
thirty-six years in the service; I have beam
through several campaigns, and obtained the
rank of sergeant ; here are my papers, the per
mission to wear uniform, and my nomination
as sergeant-major." The Mayor carefully ex
amined the documents and found them peor
fectly correct, and completed the marriage of
the bridal pair, the mother blessing them -so
fervcntly with'ber .deep base voice that all
present were more startled than touched.
"Look there, a garden!" said my college
friend, •
The Tory member's eldest son, " and Mere! •
God bless the narrow sea which keeps her 09,
And keeps our Britain whole within herself ?.
A nation yet, the rulers and the ruled— • ,
Some sense of duty, something of a faith, , . 1
Some reverence for the laws ourselves hays)
Some patient force to change them when
will, ,
Some civic manhood firm against the crowd--
But yonder, whiff! there comes a sudden heat,
Tne gravest citizen seems to lose his head,
The Icing is scared, the soldier will notlight,
The little boys begin to shoot and stab,
A kingdom topples over With a shriek
Like an old woman, and down rolls the world
In mock heroies.stranger - than our own; •
Revolts, republic:4, revolutions, most
•No graver than a school-boy's barring out
Too comic for the solemn tbiugs they are,
Too solemn for the, comic touches in them,
Like our wild Princess with as wise a dream
As sonic of theirs—God bless the narrow ti6ist
I wish they were a whole Atlantic broad!"
---Tennyson'a Prinrot.
—Only four biographers are writing tip
George Peabody—as yet.
—Mr. Dawes's argument, yeiterclay, was as
illogical as it was il-League-al.
—The Ledger whim four additional columns
to-day. They are about fourteenfeet long ma
of fluted iron.
—There is one thing about the blackguard
,ism of the. - Harrisburg tiremep which is favor
able to a Paid Fire Department ft peci+dd
that the lowestlire-roughs are willing to tuns
out for Higher. (Excelsior!)
—" C. A.'s" are Increasing in Philadelphin.
We have the ‘r Y. 31. C. A.;" the " s: P. C.
and now the plain.," C. A,_. which is' goink
after delinquent Beanis of Health" and mach."
We hope to C. A. great deal of good come out
• •
of it.
—There was great applause' at the; opera
the other night *hen Lefranc,
came on as "Masaniello '! on liorseba.ck.: The'
people thought that hid high' notes, when on
the - high horse; were several feet higher than
when on the high C's.
—AI - rend] dramatist, whase countenance
appears very pale in its black beard and • hair,
recently suggested to a comic actor of the Va
rieties Theatre this ludicrous tletinitiou: "He
looks like-a cream cheese in a bear-Ain. Cap."'
The dramatist was Ludovic Fralvy, oue or
the, authors of La graorre buctime.
-31igs4an Gallon will- appear at the
Chestnut Street Theatre this ev/uing, 'with
her company, in the comic opera. 4, ThdPrdnue
Donna of a Night and Terrible Hilmen.
the Walnut Street Theatre thlg evening
Not OiLilty will be repeated.
—Little Ern:ly 'tie given every night
this week at the Arch Street Theatre.
—Messrs. Carneross & Dixey annottnee
number of novelties for this evening at the
Eleventh Street Opera House.
—Signor Blitz, assisted by his son Thei:Sdate
Blitz, will give an exhibition of magic and
legerdemain at Assembly Buildings every
evening this week, with a matinee on 813,44r
—The American Theatre has procure4l
number of new attractions for the prese4t
week. Mr. • Gibbons, the famowt gynmast,,
will appear nightly, and Messrs. Sheridan
Mack and Rollin Howard will. perform in
special lines of business. New ballets will be
presented, and there will be the usual naiseel
lanies by the members of the regular com
—This evening Eichberg's Comic Opera,
The Two Coats. will be repeated at the Ama
teur's Drawing Acorn, by the company that
gave it some.weeks ago.
—At the Seventh Street Opera House to
night Messrs.. Duprnz'..t'llentiAlles tielll otter a,
very atiraetive bill, including neAeburlescittes,
farces and negro corniealities.
—On the first of February inoct Rev. Hey
Ward _Beecher will lecture at the Acatlentypf
Music under the auspices of the Xeung,A[exesi
Christian Association. The subject of' Ids
discourse will be - The ifou.sehold." Theo
next and last lecture of this very interestirig
and snccessful coarse will be • delivered 1,3,
lion. Horace Greeley, on the '2nd of February,
upon the theme, "The Woman Question." , It
is likely that Air. Greeiey will handle hitt,sub.
jut vigorously, and present it to his k,earent
in a novel light. The: ale of tickets .:•:or these
lectnies will begin at Ashrnead's stet°
on the 25th inst. ,
—Carlotta De Ilerg, the grarAftal and beau.
Will equestrienne, n3aue her first appearance
at. the Champion Circus,TrAth and Canavan!"
streets, on Monday eveofing. ! The "cause Was
crowdedi3l'eVery part. Maclaine De Biirg
perform,: many won(Orin] and beautiful 'Wm,
, and she does thorn Ico gracefully and, wigs so
Intent during tliat tboy never, fail to eclets
and to oxcito ONe 'greatest etithusiasnX. , •,,
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