Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, January 20, 1870, Image 1

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A N Oli•OUS (I; td3 litarkut et. deLltu th 8304
_graved In the newest and beet manner. LOUIS
stPRIMA. Stationer end Zngraver. 303 Z Oheetnnt
reet. few LI
BOTER.—On Wednes DlE
day,l9t D h Inst. Martha, bonne
eat daughter of Georgette B. and Eliz a Boyer, aged 18
The relatives and friends of the family e invited to
attend the funeral, ir,,ra tho residonce of bar grand.
father, No. 2121 Green street, on Friday morning, 2lst
inst., at 10 o'clock,
GUMMERE.—In Burlington, N. J., on the 18th inst.,
Maltilia It. Gun/mere wife uf William (Summer°, and
daughter of the late William 11, Morrie, to the 11th year
of her age. .
Due notice will be given of the funeral. tig
JAMS.-1n West Chehter. on the litth Ins' of con
sumption, Hibblila E., wife of Wm. L. James, i the 30th
year other age.
Funeral from the residence of her husband, Nn._ . ..40
West Market street, Weat Chester, on Saturday, Zal.
that., at 2 o'clock P. M. Relatives and Mende are in
vited to attend, without further notice.
JONES.—On Tuesday, January Jell', B. Muse Jones,
L the Mt year of his age,
The relatives end friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral, from hie late residence
No. 1.V.3 Walnut street. this (Titureplay) afternoon, at e ,
o clock, without further hoticv. To proceed to Laurel i
RAlllllo.—On the 19th inet.,
Audio,oungest deugh• I
trr of William B. and I.lzzle A. in the 6th rear
of her age.
VAC X --Oa Fifth-day morning, Fleet Month, 20, PO,
Elias 21. Vitus, aged
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prw Q e. eid -u t n daug n er s of Margaret 9 a th d
in he a la t e
A ohn
D. Ward .
The relatives and fritnde are invited to attend the in
ners!, from the reeldenco or berusother:lo9Sunth Twen- i
Beth street ,ezi Saturday sueralncat 9 o'clock. It
WHITE CLOTHS and AfSTRACHANS, for the, Opera
'rho cod
h a been
we must
Chestnut Street.
room for
Ito virtimous
rrii ins
FuttApetrnia, Jan. 14,
At the westing of the Stockhohh.r.s. of this
ank, held on the Ilth instant. BENJAMIN BOW.
FItEDERIC A. HOYT, were duly elected Dtrectorsof
this Bank.
At a meeting of the Board of Directory. held this day,
j3XNJ. ROWLAND. Jr.: wee elected President, and
WM. U. It HAWN Vice President.
Arrangement* have been made for consolidating and
this bank with the National Bauk of the Re
- 'public. of Philadelphia ; and for this purpose) the Na
tional Exchange Bank will. at a feeparatenseeochstion • Ro
-Into diquidation at the close of Dewiness on thee /3th in•
t latent, in accordance With a vote' of the Stockholders and
a resolution of tho Board of Directors ; and its et—iets,
-Looks and acconute having been assigned, to the Na.
Coned Bank of the Republic, they will be removed to its
teanking-house. at Rue and MI Chestnut street, where the
affair* of ChM Bank in liquidation will be conducted by
the National Bank of the Republic, tatter the 13th lust.
Checks drawn upon the National Exnge Bank
bUllitlCo3 reniairdng to the Credit of itsdeposito
after the 15th instant, will be paid at the National Bank
of the Be_publio.
The resignation JOHN W. GH, as
of this Bank, ha, of
been accepted, , I LBOUGto take. effect C on l and
after the 15th instant.
By or4er of the Bolin! of Direetnnt.
- B. ItOWLANp - fir;;Pmlllui.
w. Vice President
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JANUARY' 27TH, 1870.
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THE MANAGERS. ja6lh a6t Mtn)
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CRANTS' FUND.—The sixteenth anniversary
ol p f .' Z ' lllerchantsl Vaud will be celebrated at the
On WEDNESDAY EVENING, Feb. 2, at TS o'clock- -- .
The annual report of the Beard of Managers will be
read, and addresses will be delivered by
Rev. J.• 1.. wiTtiEnow,
The orchestra will be under the direction of MARK
nAssLE R.
Cards of admission may be had gratitously, by early
pplieation at S. E. corner Third and Walnut streets,
No. 110 North Delaware wvepue, No. tild Market street,
No. 51 South Fourth street, or of either of the following
jal2tle2rp Committee of Arrangements.
scrip in
The holders of the new scrip in the above Companies
are heroby notified that the tune for paying the last in
stallment will expire February 10, 1 8 , 0. at any time'
before that date it may be paid by those holding the re
ceipts of RICHARD 8. TROWBRIDGE, Cashier, or F.
CONOVR Transfer Aoent,to Mr. TROWBRIDGE,
ut his °Mee, who its authorized to nceipt for the same ,
on the buck rf the receipt for first installment.
jaW-tfe9rp RICIIA_RD STOCK ON, Treasurer.
On and atter February I st, 1870 i-the S teeiziaoidi" of
the abmo Companies, of January 15tb, WO, are entitled
to a dividend or Five (5) per eent.,payable at ltl Liberty
rtreet t New York, or tkitiSouth Delaware oTentte,
TRIINTON, N. J., January 17th, 1870.
12trp RICHARD STOCKTON, Treasurer..
special meeting of the Association will be held at
the Lecture ROUIII of the Rich School building', on
:6 A T Uft DAY JCV EN IN() , January 29,1570, on btlfliDed/3
Of great importance. Members are earnestly invited to
13y order of the Board of Managers
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Chestnut Street willtig
je.in now,
818 and 820
leas than
• The Second Series,
Openfinr Pole 'of Season Tickets To. Day
Subject—The Quet Goias of Toitnerrow.
PETROLEUM V. NASBY (D. R. Locke), February 3
Subject , —Tho Ler Is of Creation. •
Subject—Social We In Auk:Nee.: •
Rey. E. H. CHAPIN. D.P., February 10.
Subject—The Roll of onr.
DEO. WM, CURTIS, February 24. -
Elubjeet—Our National Folly—Th.4lDM Sorwice, •
Prof. ROBERT L. ROGERS, February 23.
Subject—Chemical forces in Nature and the Arta.
BAYARD TAYLOR, 3larch 3.
Sullied—Reform end Art. ' • :
Subject—Frouch Folks at time. arch 21.
Prof. HENRY MORTON, March 21.
subject—ANNA U.
Subject—Down Breaks.
SCALE QF PRlCES.—Admission to each Lecture 50
cents ; Reserved Sesta to each Lecture, 76 cents; Re
served Tickets for the kisirtes of Ten Lectures, 4I 5.
The opening toile itif reserved seasen tickets will com
mence on THURSDAY IlltilttflNG, January TA , at
9 o cloilott Gould's Piano 1t00m5,N0.92.3 Chestnut street,
and will be continued until the end of the present week,
after which no more season tickets will be sold. •
The sale of reserved seats to A NY of the single lecturi4 ,
will begin on MONDAY MORNING . , Jan. 24. jaat-tf
PUILADEI;PHIA, Jan. 19,1970.
The Directors have this clay declared a semi-annual
Dividend of Five Per Ceut. upon the capital stock of the
Company clear of taxes, from the pronto of the six
months ending Decetuber 3/. Pge, payable on and after
February 1 prosuno, when the trismifer books will be
roots nec.
ja:7J tifeinc J. PA 1.1()RRIS, Treasurer.
-..._.. Stockholders of the WOLF CREEK DIAMOND
COAL COMPANY will be held at their office, LAS South
Seconcl street, on ‘VEDISTEISDAY, Fehrtisit7 2. et UM.
par 2t§ It. It. ROBLl,Secretari.
!dry ^T.
DE-partmems for Ladles
Baths ODIM from 6 A. 11. top P.M.
wthx -
ault 1520 Lombard tmat. Dispensary Department.
to teeball treatment and medicinal's' rnlabad gratuitously
pow. •
A Young* Turkish Wife ha the Mows
Couuty Peultetitlarytetteue by Con.
ettl•Genersit Osennyno«...Retoilektory
Tomah tneot.....The Girl to be Sent Hoek
• to Turkey.
The New York i'.:11%) silVB :
About two years ago, a beautiful and well
educated young Turkish girl, named Hentits
Harootaukbwas inveigled trent her hoineunder
a promise of mating° held out to her by a
countryman named Tatcosyan, who had been
some time a resident of the United States,
but was then on a visit to Turkey. She had
seine money, equivalent to $lO,OOO in gold,
which she entrusted to her seducer. Thev
came to this port, and with her money Tai
cosyan, who had assumed the name of C. IL
Christian, opened a confectionery in Fulton
avenue, East New York. They were married,
and lited comfortably awhile.
The husband hada son and (laughter by a
fanner marriage, and itis believed that they
interfered with Mr. and Mrs. Christian's con
uiibial Re became very abusive and
greatly neglected his wife, so that she was
left almost naked and barefoot, and was com
pelled by him to do the roughest work of the
household. When she asked for money to
replace her outfit she received abuse aad beat
ing. And once when she went to learn
machine-operating, intending thereby to earn
a livelihood for herself; he abused her so
shamefully that in self-defence she threw some
crockery at him. For this he had her arrested,
and on the charge of malicious mischief and
the false pretence that she was Christian's
servant, the poor woman was sent to the
County Penitentiary.
Her husband was appointed her interpreter
by the Court, as she did not know a word of
English. Of course he asked such questions
and gave such answers as he pleased. When
the wife's term of imprisonment expired, she
again sought her home, and begged admit
tance, but the door was shut against her, and
a policeman, who found her weeping and
wandering in the streets, teak her to the
police stati
. on, where she was locked lip . all
She went to her home again, and again her
brutal husband had her arrested on atrinuped-'
up charge that she intended and had threat
ened injury to his person and property.
Christian's son was apnointed interpreter tins
nine, and the question being put to her
whether she would bind herself to keep the
peace toward her husband, she refused natu
rally enough unless a similar bond was exacted
from him. She was again sent to the Peni
tentiary, December 15, 1869.
' And so ignorant was she of the nature of
the proceedings and the sentence of Justice
Lynch, that she did not know where they
were taking her to in a carriage, and the term
of her imprisonment. - lint, finding herself
back in the same place, and remembering her
former treatment, she wrote to Mr. Oscanyan,
the Turkish Consul here.
Mr. Oscanyan had her released on a writ of
habias corpus,and instituted a suit in her name
against Christian. This was a turn in the.
Wheel which he did not expect, and so he sent
his daughter to intercede, and Consul Os
cayan agreed to drop the suit on the condi
tions that the scoundrel should restore the
510,000 to his wife, pay her passage back to
Turkey, and pay the costs of the suit. The
daughter accepted the terms, but the father
deemed them too hard and begged off, and, by
fair promises and lying phrases, he staved off
the evil day until Tuesday last, when Mr. Os
canyan laid his official hands again on him,
and Tatcosyan Christian is.now in jail await
ing his trial or to get bail.
A Belle of the Dark Ages,
M. Berel, member of the Assembly of Lu
cerne, Switzerland, has proposed that infor
mation should be asked from the Federal
Council as to the torturing of a prisoner in
the Canton of Zug. The main in question was
accused of theft, and acknowledged to the
Criminal Court that he had appropriated the
.missing articles, b itt he.refused to admit that
ho hadstolen theini - and - insistirittinat he had
accidentally found them. The Court
then ordered further inquiries to
be made. "From the :26th of
October to the 10th of November the pris
oner was put on a bread-and-water diet; but
he made no confession. Thumbscrews were
then applied to the'prisoner, but still he made
no confession. Sim blows were next given
him with a stick; he writhed and groaned,
but declared he could say nothing more than
what he had said already, upon which six
more blows were administered. If you kill
me, Mr. Judge, I cannot say anything else.'
The prisoner - was then brought before the
court, and once more earnestly questioned,
but he adhered to his former statement. Upon
this the prisoner was again placed on the or
dinary prison diet."
—The Paris Pubtic, - in order to 'add to its
subscription list, calls upon all young men
and girls who are engaged to be flurried, to
subscribe for a year for the Public, promising
to send them, with the receipt of one year's
subscription, beautiful gold wedding rings.
Secretary Stanton's Political Position
is 1860.
Reminiscences of 000090 of Buchanan's
Hon. Jere. Black's Card to the
To Me Editor of Übe New York Iterald : Since
the death of. Mr. Stanton some newspaper
writers have revived the scandalous accounts
which began to be propagated, I think, in
1862 concerning his conduct while a member
of 31r. Buchatum's Cabinet. It is asserted that
be came into that administration with views
entirely opposed to those of the President and
the men who were to be his colleagues, all of
whom, except Messrs. Holt and Dix,
were in favor of the Southern Cdn
federacy, and ready to sacrifice the
Union; that supported by these two he. bul
lied the rest; that he terrified the President
by threats of resignation into measures which
otherwise would not have been thought of;
that he urged immediate war upon the
seceding States to crush out the rebellion; that
though defeated in thhi by the treason of his
associates, he carried with a high hand other
points of sound policy
t ; that by these hardy
- displays of hostility o the administration
which trusted him he promoted the interests
and won the gratitude of its enemies.
This is the substance expressed in my own
plain English of many statements coming
from various sources extensively circulated
and so generally believed that if notsoon con
tradicted they are likely to be received as au
thentic history. They are not only false, but
they must be injurious to, Mr. Stanton's repu
tation : and they are grossly unjust to others,
dead as well as living.
I am not the special defender of M . Stan
ton and I certainly would not assail him. Be
fore he fell away from the Democratic faith
our friendship was intimate and close. There
was no separation afterwards except the sep
aration which is inevitable between two per
sons who differ widely on public subjects be
lieved by both to be vitally important. Our
correspondence of last summer and autumn
(began by himself) shows that I was able to
forgive him my particular share of the injury
he had done to the liberties of the coun
and he had my sincere good wishes
for his future health and welfare. His politi
cal attitude towards the Buchanan administra
lion previous to his appointment as Attorney-
G eneral is wholly misunderstood or else wil
fully misrepresented, He was fully with,us
at every stage of the Kansas question, and
no man felt as more loathing,contempt than
be did for the knavery of the abolitionists in
refusing to vote upon the Ldcompton cousti
tion, when, nothing but a vote was needed to
expel slavery from the new State, and thus
terminate the dispute by deciding it
in the way which they themselves
pretended to wish. He wholly de
nied Mr. Douglas' notions, and blamed
him severely for the unreasonable and mis
chievous schism which he had created in the
party. The Know Nothingism of Bell and
Everett found no favor in his eyes. In the
canvass of 1860 he regarded the salvation of
the country as hanging upon the forlorn hope
of Breckinriclge s election. We knew the
abolitionists to be the avowed enemies of
the constitution and the Union, and
we thought the Republicans would
necessarily be corrupted by their alliance
with them. As we saw the march of these
combined forces upon the capital we felt that
the constitutional liberties of the country
were iu as,much . peril as Rome was when the
Gauls were pouring over the broken defences
of the city. Whether we wereright or wrong
is not the question now. It is enough to say
that Mr. Stanton shared these apprehensions
fully. He more than shared them; to some
extent he inspired them, for he knew Mr.
Lincoln personally, and the account he gave
of him was anything but favorable.
The 6th of November came, and Mr. Lincoln
was legally chosen President by the electoral
machinery of the constitution, though the ma
jority of the popular vote was agausst him by
more than 'a Million. The question was now
to be tested by actual experiment whether a
party which existed only in one section, and
which was organized on the sole principle of
hostility to the rights, interests and feelings
of the other, could or would administer the
federal govertunent in a righteous spirit
of jusuce, or whether the pre
dictions of all our great statesmen
for thirty years must be verified that the abo
litionists when they got into power would dis
regard their sworn duty to the Constitution,
break down thejudicial authorities and claim
obedience to their own mere will as a "higher
law" than the law of the land. The danger was
greatly aggravated by the criminal misconduct
of large bodies in the South,andparticularly in
South Carolina, where preparations were
openly made for resistance. What was the
federal Executive to do under these
circiunstances ? Make war He had
,neither authority nor means to
do that, and Congress would not give him the
one or the other. Should he compromise the
dispute ? He could oiler no terms and make
no pledges which would not be repudiated by
the new administration. Could he mediate
between the pasties? Both would refuse his
unapirage, for both were as hostile to him as
they were to one another. Nevertheless, he
was bound to do them the best service he
could, in spite of their teeth ; -and that service
consisted in preserving the peace of the nation.
It was his special and most imperative duty
not to embroil the incoming administration by
a civil war which his successor might be un
to approve or to prosecute. It was un
doubtedly right to leave the President elect
and his advisers in a situation where they
could take their choice between compro
mising and fighting.' In fact, Mr. Lincoln was
in favor of the former,
if his inaugural be any
sign of his sentiments.
The mind of no man was more deeply im
bued with these Opinions than Mr. Stanton's,
The idea never_ entered his head---certafatly
, • tre',, - .„ - i , spasSed - his lirksitat tile President ought
'eto niake war upon States, or put the whole
people out of 'the protection of the laws, and
expose them all to indiscriminate slaughter
as public enemies because some individuals
among them had done or threatened to do
what was inconsistent with their obligations
to the United States. He knew . very
well that no such thing was either
legally or physically possible. General Scott
had reported officially that five companies
constituted the whole available force which
could be sent to the South for any purpose of
fensive or defensive.. Is it possible that Mr.
Stanto would have undertaken to conquer
the South with half a regiment? He was
thoroughly convinced that a war at that time
of that kind and under those circumstances
would not only "fire the Southern heart'?
but give to the secessionists. the sympathy
of all the world and ultimately insure their
success, while it could not help but crip
ple, disgrace and ruin the cause 'of
the Union , Nor did he feel pleasure in the
anticipation of any civil war between the tWo
sections of iris country. From the standpoint
which he then occupied he said that war was
disunion; it was blood, conflagration, terror
and tears, public debt and general corruption
of morals, all ending at beat not in the union
of the 'States but in the subjugation of some
to the despotio will of the others. He was apt
to take a sombre view of things, and he looked
at the dark side of this subject. The glory,
profit and plunder, tire political distinction and
pride of power which brighten it now, were
not included in his prospective survey.
On the 20 th of November answered the
President's questions concerning his legal
powem and duties,holding that the ordinances
of secession were mere nullities; that the
seceding States were and would be as much in
the Union as ever ; that the federal Executive
was bound there as well as elsewhere to exe
cute the laws, to hold the public property and
to collect the revenue; that if the means and
machinery furnished by law for these purposes
were inadequate he could not adopt others and
'usurp powers which had not been delegated ;
that neither the executive nor legisla
tive departments had authority under
the constitution to make . war
upon a State; that the military power might
be used, if necessary, in aiding the judicial
authorities to execute the laws in collecting
the revenues,
in defending or retaking the
public property, but not in acts of indiscrimi
nate hostility against all the people of a State.
This is the " opnuon" which has since been
so often, so much and so well abused, de
nounced and vilified. Mr. Stanton did not
stultify himself by denying the plain, obvious
and simple truths which it expressed.
The paper was shown him before it went to
the President, and after a slight alteration sug
gested by himself, ,be not only approved- but
de thnat.t
might make secession a cause for war ; and
in the draft of his message already prepared
he bad submitted the question of war or peace
to their decision. But the advice of the Law
Department, supported by a powerful argu
ment from General Cass, convinced him of
his error, and that part of the message was
rewritten. The substance' of the message so
modified received Mr. Stanton's hearty en
dorsement in everything that regarded seces
sion and the treatment it ought to receive.
Soon after this General Cass retired. I was
requested to take the State Department and
M 1.. Stanton was appointed Attorney-General
upon my declaring that I was unwilling to
leave the care of certain causes pending in the
Supreme Court to any hands but his. This
appointment alone, without any . other proof I
ought to satisfy any reasoning mind that all
have said of Mr. Stanton's sentiments
must be true. No wan in his sober
senses can believe that I would have
urged, or that Mr. Buchanan would
have, made the appointment, it' we had not
both known with perfect certainty that he
agreed with us entirely on those fundamental'.
doctrines of constitutional law to which we
were committed. The faintest suspicion of the
contrary would have put the Attorney-Gene
ral's office as far beyond his reach as the
throne of France. We took him for what he
professed to be—a true friend of the Union, a
devout believer in the Constitution, a faithful
man who would not violate his oath of office
by wilful disobedience to the laws. lam still
convinced that he did not deceive us. If he
abandoned those principles in 1862. the change,
however sudden and un iccountable,is not sat
isfactory evidence that ho was an impostor
and a hypocrite in 1860.
He did not find Mr. Holt and General Dix
contending alone (or contending at all) against
the President and the rest of the administra
tion. Mr. Holt on the :id of March, 1861., ap
pended to his letter of resignation a strong ex
pre&sion of his gratitude for the firm and
generous support" which Mr. Buchanan had
constantly extended to him, and pays a warm
tribute to the " enlightened statesman
ship and, unsullied patriotism" of the
outgoing President. General Dix ' was not
there at all when Mr. Stanton came in.
He was appointed &month afterwards, when
there was no, disagreement in 'the Cabinet.
Ho took up his residence at the Pre,sident's
house as amember of the family,and remained
there during the whole time of his service as
head of the Treasury Department. Ile per
formed his duty faithfully, firmly, and in a
way which mett with universal approbation.
I do not recollect that he had one word of se
rious controversy with the President or with
anybody , else. If, therefore, Mr. Stanton was
at any time engaged in dragooning the Preai
dent and hectoring his colleagues, he could
not have had Mr. Holt and Gen. Dis for his
There were dispntes and serious differences
of opinion in the Cabinet during' the period
of-r. Stanton's service ; but hisshare in them
has not been truly stated. I am not writing
the history of those times, and therefore I say
nothing of what others did or forbore to do,
except so far as may be necessary to show
Mr. Stanton's acts and omissions in their true
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Before the election it was determined that
the forts in Charleston harbor should be
strengthened so as to make them impregnable.
The order was triven, but the execution of it
.unaccountably put off. When General
Cass ascertained that the delay was acqui
esced irt by the President he resigaed: Two
weeks afterwards Major Anderson, com
manding Fort*Moultrie and apprehending an
attack,' grow his garrison into Fort Sumter.
Simultaneously came certain' commissioners
from South Carolina demanding the surren
der of the latterfort to the State. The charac
ter of the answer that should be given to the
commissioners and the question whether Fort
Sumter should be furnished with men and
provisions were discussed for three days, each
day running far into the night.
On the one side it was insisted that the sur
render of the fortress was so utterly incom
patible with our plainest duty that the demand
itself was a gross insult. To leave it in a con
dition which would enable rebellious citizens
to take itif they pleased was still worse, for
that would be merely another mode of making
the surrender, and a worse one, because it
would be fraudulent and deceptive. Major
Anderson should, therefore, be immediately
so reinforced that ” his castle's strength would
laugh a siege to scorn," and then no attack
would be made. This last, instead of being
dangerous, was the only measure that gave
us a chance of safety; it would not bring: on
Jaostilities, haii..avert , them, and, if .war must-
COMeat all events, the possession of Fort
Sumter, which commanded the other for, harbor and the city, would be of incal
culable value to the government of the Union.
To this there was absolutely no answer, ex
cept what consisted in saying that the fort '
could not be relieved without difficulty and
danger of successful opposition; that South
Carolina would take it as an affront, and that
it was tantamount to a threat of coercion.
The replication was easily made :3 There was
no danger of even an attempt at resistance
to a ship-of-war; the statements made of the
hostile _power were mere brag; if South
Carolina took offence at our preparation for
the safety of our own men and our own
prpperty she must already be in a temper to
make reconciliation impossible ; and, as to
coercion, let her take care not to coerce us,
and she will be safe enough.
At length the President pro - aimed his deci
sion in the form of.. an answer to the .coMmis
sieners. While it was,far from satisfactory to
the Southern mernbersOt with con
sternation and grief;
Then caine the desperate struggle of out
alone to do what-all had failed to ,eilect, It
A.NEJARY 20, 1870.
was painful In the extreme, but unexpectedly
short and decisive. The resident gave up
his first ground, yielded the points on which
he bad seemed most tenacious; the answer to
South Carolina was essentially changed, and
it was agreed that fort Sumter should have
men and provisions.
During these discussions Mr. Stanton was
always true, but the part he took was by no
means a leading one. He said many times
that be was there only that I might have two
votes instead of one. On no occasion was
there the slightest conflict between him and
me. He exhibited none of the coarseness
which some of his later friends have attributed
to him. Be
hivever spoke without the greatest
respect for colleagues, and the profoundest
deference to the President. He said no
word to the Prident about
told me that he es would resign if si l gning did ; but
when certain concessions were made to my
wishes he expressed himself perfectlysatisfled.
De did not furnish one atom of the influence
which brought the President round on the an
swer to South Carolina. Nor did he over pro
pose or Carry any measure of his own, di
rectly or indirectly, relating to the secession
troubles. He uniformly professed to be as
anxious for the preservation of the public
peace as any man there.
It would be a wrong to the memory of Mr.
Stanton not to 'add that so far as I know, he
never gave'countenance or encouragement to
those fabulous stories of his behavior.
Forgerlei by a Prominent Citizen-411n.
aulair Developmenati.
The Cleveland herald of yesterday says:
Again the public stand* aghast at develop
mons of fraud in a hitherto much trusted
citizen. Everyone knows Frederick T. Wal
lace, Esq., a lawyer, and of late an extensive
real estate operator, the owner of "Park
Building" on the Square, of a large block on
Michigan street, and of other valuable pref
petty. .His manners were always courteous,
quiet and unobtrusive, and well calculated to
make for him a favorable impression with all
classes of citizens. Now all this fair structure
of good reputation Ls gone, and the recipient
of this general confidence is known to be a
forger, and a fugitive from justice.
Monday afternoon a note signed by F. T.
Wallace, with name of H. B. Payne endorsed
thereon, payable at the Ohio National Bank,
was presented for payment. There being no
funds it was returned to the holder and pro
tested. The protest brought the knowledge
home to Mr. Payne, who knew nothing of
any such' note, and inquiries rapidly made de
veloped other forgeries.
Late in the day John. C. Grannis, Esq.,
agent and attorney for Mrs. Delia It. Hilliard,
commenced a snit in the Court of Common
Pleas against Mr. Wallace for 53,000, and pro
cured an order of arrest. The petition. and
.affidavit charge the appropriation of $.3,000 to
his own use of money paid him to be applied
on a note and mortgage which he, held. The
order was issued-and Mr. Wallace was ar
rested at his boarding-place early in 'the even
ing. Mr. Griswold, acting as friend for Mr.
Grannis, gave permission to the sheriff
to' guard him in his room. Deputy Sheriff
John McGrath, was left in charge. During
the evening Messrs. Payne, Little and others
visited him, and he seemed much deprassed,
and once fainted. He retired to his bed at a
late hour in a bed-room opening into the
front parlor on the second floor. The officer
remained in the parlor. At four o'clock
Tuesday morning he arose and sat down
to write letters at a desk in his bed-room,
and 'continued to do so as late as six
o'clock, when the officer, who was sitting
in a rocking-chair, fell asleep and did not
awake for fifteen minutes, as he says.
In the mean time the prisoner had pulled his
bed away from the wall, and opening a door
against which it was placed, slipped into the
ball, and made his way to the Atlantic and
Great Western depot,where he arrived at 6.55,
and took the the train at 7.15 for New York,
baying purchased a through ticket. - No word
having reached the depor, no suspicion was
entertained by filly one, and of course no ob
.stacle was placed to his departure.
The amounts) obtained by his forgeries are
now known to amount to $94,600, with doubt
less many notes yet to come in. In every in
stance the forgery is that of the name of IL B.
Payne as endorser. It is known that he has
been forging this name for over a year, but
has always taken care of the paper when it
came due
Mr. Wallace was arrested at Meadville
Tuesday forenoon, by an officer of that place,
on a telegram from sheriff Frazee. The latter
took the 3.25 P. M.train to bring him to this city.
If Mr. TWallace is willing to accumpany him
they are expected to arrive Wednesday
morning. Otherwise it will be necessary to
procure a requisition from Governor Hayes,
upon the Pennsylvania authorities, for his de
livery. Up to eleven o'clock Tuesday night no
intelligence had been received from Mr. Fra
zee, it having been arranged that he was to
telegraph if a requisition should be needed,
and the necessary .steps would be immedi
ately taken here to obtain it from Columbus.
It is inferred that Mr. Wallace will come of
his own accord, and that they will reach this
city on Wednesday.
—Miss Susan Galton will appear at the
Chestnut Street Theatre this evening, with
her company, in the comic operas, The Prima
Donna of a Night and Terrible Hymen. To
morrow night Mrs. Pyre Galton will have a
benefit in the two favorite operas, by Offen
bach, A Marriage by Lanterns, and The Prima
Donna of a Night.
—At the Walnut Street Theatre this evening
Not. Guilty will be repeated.
—Little Emily will be given every night this
week at the Arch Street Theatre.
—At the Seventh Street Opera House to
night Messrs. Duprez & Benedict will offer a
very attractive bill, including new burlesques,
farces and negro comicalities.
—Messrs. Carncross & Dixey announce a
number of novelties for this evening at the
Eleventh Street Opera House.
—Signor Blitz, assisted by his son Theodore
Blitz, will give an exhibition of magic and
legerdemain at Assembly Buildings every
evening this week, with a matinee on. Satur
-- , -r-Thelernerican Theatre has procuked a
number of new attractions for the present
week. Mr: Gibbon:4, the famous gymnast,
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 miscel
lanies by the members of the regular com
—At Mrs. Chat'. Warner's circus, Tenth and
Callowhill, a splendid performance will be
giveu this evening, in which Mad. De Berg,
the daring rider, will perform some of her
equestrian feats.
-0v the first of. February next Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher will lecture at the Academy of
Music under the auspices of am Young Men's
Christian Association. The subject of his
discourse will be The Household," The,
next and last lecture of this very interesring
and successful course will be delivered by
Hon. Horace Greeley, ou the 22d of February,
upon, the theme,'" The Woman Question." It
is likely that Mr. Greeley will handle his sub
jeer, vigorously, and present it to his hearers
iu a. novel light. The sale of tickets for these
leetures will begin at Ashindad's book store
owthe 23tb, inst: •
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• "LITTLit git'Llr." •
—lt is a matter for regret that Mrs. Dreva lit
compelled so soon to withdetiar Little Pettit
from the stage of the Arch street theatre:
In many respects the pOrformance atfords olte
of the most delightful entertainments give"
In this city for many years. The , play is xi
nearly perfect as any dramatization of a lens
and intricate novel can be; and it has this
higher merit, tbat while familiarity with its i
source is necessary to complete eajoyment
it, it still has intelligibility and interest for the
spectator who Las never known the delights
of "David Copperfield." While wernias fro=
the play many of the voices that speak from
the pages of the story, and feel that the dile;
matist has omitted, perhapa frod: necessity,
some of the finest episodes, ire ' ars
grateful to him for the ingenuitY with whieli
he has told the piteous story of "Little
Panay," made her sorrow real, and given ate
tual life to the quaintest and most heantiftta
figurea of the novel. The incarnation of a
character with whom we are eaquainted only
fronadescription, always postiesses strange
terest. We like to realize palpably, ,the cons
ceptions which seem shadowy anitutuantl,
even when formed from most vivid and
minute word painting. Whether It is eatable
hero like old' "Peggotty," or a villain like
"Heep," it is intensely- satisfactery tee
see the actual person, represented i
flesh and blood, stalking upon the
stage, uttering the very language, that
we are sure is best suited ea
his lips. An ordinary play has no such charm
as this; for we know the figures only in their
embodied form, and they are not a fulfilment
of any preconceived notion. The difficulty
with dramatizations, however, is that the
author's conceptions generally suffer at the
bands of the actors; but in the case of Little
Zell at the Arch Street Theatre, we are
saved from this disappointment. The per
formance is nearly completely good; and
where objection may reasonably be made, the
fault is, to be attributed rather to error of
judgment than to lack of ability to interpret
the characters truthfully. The best realiza
tions in this instance, are, In our opinion,
Mr. Mackey's " Heep" and
Cathcart's " Peggotty." Mr. Mackey adds tat
unusual •ability as an artist, the nicest and
most scrupulous carefulnesei of detail. " He
presents a figure of " Uriati" that is finished
With an intelligent regard for the weaning of
physical peculiarities, down to the very dia_
coloration of the teeth and the pallor of the
linger nails. The effect of this minuteness is
enjoyed by everybody; but, the carefulness
that considers its necessity and the skill that
executes it, rarely receives proper recognition
and encouragement. If wo might find any
defect' in Mr. Mackey's preparation of
"Uriah's " person, it would be that he has
given hire more years than , he should have
but this mistake is not an unpleasaut
one, and we can afford to forgive
it in consideration of the excellence
of the general effect, and of the consummate
ability with which hateful qualities of the
fawning scoundrel are represented.
Mr. Cathcart's treatment of " Peggotty "'de
serves equal praise. It is so natural, so goad,
so true to the character of the kind-hearted.
gentle, loving man, as the author drew hint,
that it has surprised many who bay° seen ale.
Cathcart in less satisfactory personation%
Upon the first night of the season, Itepleyeil.
"'Alfred Evelyn," in . Money, and played it
superbly; since then, perhaps for want Of
opportunity, lie haa rarely equaled that
performance, and some who haveseen hart eta
disadvantage, have no notion of his powers.
We knew- that heliosseased rare ability: as an
actor of pathetic cbaracters r and the exquisite:
tenderness of his treatment of .devoted" Peg
gutty" proves that his talent.is. greatest in -that
direction, and confirms the judgment paSsed
upon him by us after his first appearance.
There are, however, passages in this persona
tion which, we think, might •be improved. In
the scene, for instance, where " Mealy's"
'light is announced, Dickens makes the old
man stand y b a while, u
and filled with silentl
unnatu y for ral calmnessst bypefied the
awful blow which has brought such desoLation
to his home; and when he does speak
it is in soft tones which express
most forcibly his deep feeling, and the
mightiness of his purpose to seek for "Panay"
through the world. This :you'd be more effec
tive play than noisy and violent demonstra a
tion, anti we would respectfully suggest, the
fact to Mr. Cathearawho ought to try to make
perfect a performance which is already worth*
of hearty eraises
Mr. Craig's Micawber," is hardly entitled
to unmixed eulogy. As a bit of splendid low
comedy it Is equal to anything ever attempted
by this excellent artist. It is so extravagantly
funny that the most stolid spectator cannot
look at it without hearty
. and contlintal
laughter. But in our opinion it is too fanny.
alica.wber " was not a hopeless buffoon,
and it is entirely impossible either that
he. should have indulged in the comic busi
nessof drinking punch while lie is embracing
his wife, or that he should have lacked franti-
cally while "Traddles" bolds him in the air
to prevent his assaulting " Heep." " Micaw
ber," as Dickeus drew hire, is a caricature, to
be sure; but be is only an exaggerated picture
of a weak, amiable, conceited, shabby gentle
man, who is unconscious of his comical aspect
and the comical character of his speeches. If
Mr. Craig would refine his personation to a
closer similarity to the anginal, the effect
would be better and the results would be more
creiitable. It is desirable, perhaps, that the
audience should laugh at the queer action!
and the queerer langurge of "Micawber ;'•
but this is not the only compensa
tion that such an actor as.. Mr. Craig
desires. Any good comedian can invent ludi
crous situations and indulge in comical tricks
which will set the house in a roar. But an
artist ought rather to endeavor to present a
faithful likeness of his original, and to in
terpret truthfully the text; such an effort may
not secure loudest demonstrations olapproval,
but the spectators recognize its value, and
carry away with them heartier respect for the
ability of the actor who makes. it. We like
uproarious fun as well as other people, and we
have been treated to it often enough by Ma.
Craig to know that he .an supply it in it's bast
shape. But we know also that he has the
capacity to play this character more truthfully
than he does play it, and to excite mirth by a
personation winch shall be less extravagant
but quite as amusing.
Of Mrs. Drew's treatment of the difficult
character of "Martha" we have already
spoken in terms of warm praise. Miss priest:
'' Little Em'ay;" Mr. James's personation of
" Ham' ," Mrs. Maeder's "Mrs. Micawber,"
and Mrs. Thayer's " Betsy Trot Wood," also de
serve mention again for their exeellence. ,
We are glad. to know that Mrs. Drew pre
poses to re-present this drama when Mr
Brougham's etigagement ia over. It, is wen -
worthy of prolonged success, and we do not /
doubt that :sill have it.
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