Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, March 24, 1870, Image 1

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    'GIBSON PEACOCK: Editor.
VOLUME. 205.
graved in the newest and beat wanner. LOUIS
1 1 REKA, Stationer and Engraver. No. 1033 Chestnut
atreet, fii2o tf
Thee Richest Lode Diseovered • by 'China.
meti...l he Claim of the Chinnuieu
! Junived . sand` 'Three of the A/wooer!
' Billed.-. 1 he Rush , for the New Gold
[Special Whpatch to ttoo San Francisco Ohroniclaj
Les ANGELES ' March
.14, 8.50 P. 11,1:—The
latest reports frein the new gold district aeon/
on the whole confirmatory of the statements
before of flit:richness atilt: mines: The
• ' Richest Lode Vet Struck,
was found by a band of Chinamen, and :wail
jumped in the night. In the morning a despe
rate fight ensued,when the Chinese were driven
away, andethree of their number killed. This
was reported on Saturday, and the story of the
pf the occurrence is confirmed by paities re
turned from the mines this afternoon.
Parties are fitting out, and comprise many
of our most influential citizeus. The rumors,.
sensational and otherwise, are eagerly dis
cussed, and old White Fitters and followers of
the notable mining excitements of the pasture
all getting ready to go. Two stage lines are
preparing to run, and will make the distance
in two days easily. Banning &-
Co.'s fine Con
cord stages are to,be run, commencing' on the
16th. Goods and mining tools are being got
ready, and tomorrow a larger number, will
leave than any day before. Stories of marvel
ous riches are told, but as yet lack corrobora
tion. The excitement has not more than
begun here, and there are hundreds waiting
further returns.
, • Further Accounts.. •
A despatch from Los Angeles, dated March
,! 12. gives the following:
1 Low estimateagive the number ofmen in
the mining district at 800, of whom about 600
are front ban Diego: Placer minors find pay
!dirt , but with no big results ; they are work
ing with rockers. The gold seems to be
I washed froni the quartz leads, which are rich
i and extensive. With the present large force
1 on the ground, it is believed that the placers
1 will - soon be worked out. Prospectors in the
I vicinity are abundant, and leads are said to be
traceable for miles, with decomposed rock at
the surface, from which gold is easily ex:
, tracted. The wide range of the diptriet, rend
etiti it 101pOtTsIble Fo — give the reSults obtained.
Many rich discoveries are said to have been
made which are kept secret.
I A despatch dated Los Angeles, March 13,
: 7 P. M.,says :
nr, •
. The George Washington Lode.
; This afternoon men in charge of a drove of
Styles ' Texas cattle came in direct froth the mines,
I and brought some rock from the George
Yon , i . ' ,i Washington, taken at random. It confirms
( beyond doubt the richness of the quartz as far
! as sunk (six feet), and similar rock is found in
i the San Diego and Melchor claims, all as yet
• 1 undeveloped. As high as 52 to - the pan has
been taken out near the Washington lode. A
JOHN WANAMAKER, I large party of Chinamen, working rockers,
make from $2 to
.$ - .0 per day in the foot-hilbi
FINEST CLOTHING' ESTABLISHMENT, ! and at the headwaters of the San Diego.
. - Wagons and stages are running to the mines
1 irom San Diego, a distance of sixty-live miles,
and make very slow time—two to three days,
aunt charge ' , ...-6. The prospecting for lodes by
parties 'spreads for forty miles or more. The
nature of the country indicates a rich mineral
, ! region.
But little work is being done at the Wash.,.
l ingten alit' otherlotles other than preparatory.
The morniugstage brought the first party from
ran Francisco.
A I.•orrespoedeut writes from San Diego,
tinder date of March 8, as follows :
Before this reaches you the quartz rocks of.
Messrs. Gower and others will have arrived
l 1 in San Francisco, and produced a sensation.
I was present when the wagon with the half
ton or more of gold-bearing quartz reached its
I destination in New San Diego, and it was a
1 igln worth looking at to see the people rush
( ing for a look at the precious stall IA ithin an
i hour after the arrival of the " rocks" every
! vehicle which was obtainable had been en
gaged by parties eager to locate in the New
El Dorado. The discoverers said - there was
1 any quantity of the same kind of country to
prospect in. 1,
i Plenty of ledges, and plenty of grass, wood,
1 and water in the vicinity. From present pros
, reds, there seems to be no doubt of the ex
' istenee of rich quartz mines and plenty of
paying diggings in this county, which should
no longer be classed among the " cow
counties' Since the arrival of the quartz of
Messrs. (lower and.others the two San
Diegos al .^ being depopulated at a rapid rate,
goods of every description are being seat for
ward, and business looks up wonderfully. On
Mooday . a. rich specimen was brought to New
San Diego, about a foot square, the value of
which was variously estimated at from 5.150 to
5660. This, of course, did not less the
enthusiasm of the people, who are really gold
mine mad. National City is left without
population, and if Horton is able to finish his
'huge hotel in Newtown without importing a
fresh lot of workmen, he will be lucky. It is
reported that Chinamen are being driven from
the mines, and also that a tight had already
takenplace in consequence, several Chinamen
`Ana iitlieni being ki lied.
TAXIAS-1111:7.---01) the 234 itaitaat, by Day. Dr. Ritd
dards', ?fir. Wm. ft. Lueaa to Mina Mary Ella, Fry, all of
' CADIHJEF.-00 Fourth-day morning, the 23d inst.,
Joel Cadbury, in th friendsar able ago.
11 le radices and are Invited to attend the to-
Meral. from ble late residence, Chelten avenue, German
town, on Seventh- day afternoon, the 26th instant, at
4 opot: 'clock. Carriages will , meat the 3.16 train at the
De • • •
FIONSTMANN —On the 231 instant. in ROMO.
Eallte. second daughter of Sig nand and Elizabeth
W_. Iferatmann.
LUKENS.--On the 224 instant, at his residence; ply.
Muth, Pa.. Reuben Lukens, formerly of Philadelphia,
in the 71st year of We ago. : •
The relatives andfriende of the family ere Invited to
attend his funeral, on Sixth-day. 29th inetant, at 1e5.4
o clock A. hl. Conveyancee will be at Conshohocken to
meet the 9 o'clock A. M. train from Philadelphia, Ninth
and Green Interment at Laurel Hill:
PENNINGTON .—on the 23d lust.. Ann I. Kennedy,
'widow of the late Alex. C. M. Pennington, end daughter
of the late Robert Kennedy, Esq.
Funeral service at 912 Spruce atreet,to-morrow (Fri
day) morning, at 8 o'clock A. M. Interment at Newark,
New Jersey."
SPKINGER.—On the 23-I lost., Theresa L., daughter
of Emanuel end the late Theresa Springer, in the Itth
year of her ago.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral. from the residence of her
Sather, 1935 Wallace street, on Friday morning, 2`411
inst.. at 12 o'clock. •
THOMPSON.—At Wheeling, West Virginia, March
1)1" tyoludd pneumonia. Edwatd Thompson. D.D..
J.L.D., Bishop of the Mothodist Episcopal Church,
aged gilt ears.
FOURTH and ARCH 'street',
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s very tame
and very beautiful
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818 and 820 Chestnut Street.
OrquOzed 18W
llon. James Pollock. Ex Go% ernor of l'eutsylvania,
Pirecter of
J. P.Agsr Thutnson, Prtsideut Pennsylvania Ilsilroad,
Vat; S. 'Third stre.-t
Georga ?ingest, Gentleman. residence. flertuantovrtr.
A hurt G. !Lobel ts. Presokut Fourth N u t_ B ati k .
T'hilip 11. 31i ogle, Seed Alerchant, 103 Market street.
HOD. Ate v.. enttell. U. S Senator.
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lease stielhuret. Attorney at Law.6os Walnut fire. t.
L. M. Whilhltn. blerchan L.% and 2: Sonth Front ti tree t
Henry B. Bennett. 31erchtint,7t5 South Fourth R reel.
George W. Bill. Ex•Pretident SON enth Nat. Bunk.
James L. Olaghorn. Pre.ddent Comnvnial Nat. Bank.
John Wanarnaker, Oak Hall Clotting 'house, ald and F-72
TUE AIIERIA7AN i11F12...$ policies on all desirable
plane at low rates, and f,r Fecnrlty and promptness in
writing losses Is unsurpassed by any Company iu the
'United States
S. E. corner Fourth and Walnut Streets.
ALEX. WHILLDIN, Pre intent.
JOHN S. WILSON, Secretary.
Iteliable men wanted am A ptentm.
1025 OHESTNUT'Street.
(Author of the Poem.)
The point chosen by the Artist for the illustration or
the subject ie where _
•'With foam and with duet the black charter w as gray;
By the Sash of his es:e and the red nostril's play,
He seemed to the whole great army to say .
'I bare hrotoebt yon Sheridan all the war
From 'Winchester down to sato the day !
Chromoot in size 90z.25 inches) now ready. Price, P,
Including the entire valuable collection of the Academy.
Open from 9A. M. to . ti P. M., and from to /0 P. M.
mh2l tf
tbel:nung People's Asoelation of the Spring
Garden FrOshyterian (Mural. Eleventh street,
:Spring Garden, will be held THIS t Thursday) EVEN
IN(I o'clock, Addreatie,t• v, be delivered by
Ites - f3lorrbi G. Sutphen. of New York, and Rev. B. L.
_Agnew, of this city. All are Invited.
EVENING. Doors open at 6}s o'clock. - Musical
(trek-tura by McClurg's Liberty Silver Cornet Band.
Speaking begins at,73,, o'clock. Admission Cards,
Arch street.
iu• 1109 GIRAIID STREET. 1109
Deportnr , nts for Ladled
Baths open from 6 A. M. to 9 P. M.
and Ib2o Lombard Weer, Dioensary Department.
—Medical treatment and medicine furntehed gratuitouidy
to the poor.
[up pilgribi THE
crowDed in niGhtly.
EarlY GO or stand YOU mu6T.: mlt223t tp§
See page for additional Notices
'laving been reconstructed for the great Spring and
1870, WILL REOPEN at TENTH and '
CALLWIL Steets iu
4.)11 SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 2iith inst., at 2 o'clock,
And continue EVERY EVENING until
Don't fail to visit the great Migrating Show.
Admission, 25 elk.; Children, under 10 year 6, 15 cis.;
Reserved (Maim 50 eta. each. 3t9
SUPREME COURT—Chief Jiutice Thompson,
and Justices Agnew,Sbarswood and Williams.
—Judgments were entered in the following
cases this morning:
Church vs „ Ridand.Errorto' C R 'of .Luzern e
county. 'Judgment affirmed,: ' - •
• Commonwealth vs. Dillen. Rule to show
cause why amendment should: not be allowed.
Rule discharged , ,
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Affairs in Mornionclunt--Tbe New Ele•
rent In the Church. ,
A Salt Lake City.correspondent of the Tri
built-, writing of the . supposed intentions of the
Mormons to leave Utah, says:
Brigham secs that from the attrition of the
world - his people: are growing and bursting
the shackles on their limbs. As for himself,
lie is not the man to change. He may die,
but he will die Brigham. Now he has sworn
by all the gods Le Worships that he never will
submit to dictation from the outside in the
matter °of polygamy or anything else he deems
religion. He has psychologized a part Ofhis
people, so that they think his thoughts
and o his will. What proportion of
them ?, About one-eighth of the men
are polygamists, and lrl,ooo would be a large
estimate of the number of their able-bodied
men.. Some of these have been careful not to
violate the anti-polygamy law of I&; 2, and as it'
is not presumable that any possibly action of
the Government can trouble those who vio
lated no existing law in entering on the prac
tice of polygamy, they will not Joe forced to
tlee. So that 2.000 would 'be a liberal estimate
of those straightest of their sect who would
be likely, in any event, to follow
Brigham to, the new and ..More . iso
lated " Zion." And that about that num
ber should do it, does seem probable, in case
the law should be enforced. It is understood
that the School of the Prophets, whore public
policy is most and most secretly discussed
among them, has concluded that if the Cullom
bill passes and is enforced, it will be best for
such as cannot stand the pressure to quietly
withdraw southward, and " woe," they say,
"to any who shall dare to follow them."
Elder •ViToodrier, one p oi' the Apostles, said, in
a sermon pot .long since, that 4e : woeld, not
have to flee to tscape the la*, even lithe Cul
loin bill should pass, because he had taken
no additional wives since the passage of the
anti-polygamy law 0f1562. It stands to reason,
if reason may , be applied' to a people who
would seem to have taken leave of it, that few
who are not amenable to the law will join in
" vamosing thp ranch.'! , The number who are
amenable to the law cannot exceed With
them would go the iron reign of terror Brig
ham has maintained in the' mountains for 20
'years; and the trehlY'oath ,, boinad priestbood,:.
which embraces every manand woman in the
Church, and . accontits for:Yheiv Unity,: would
soon crumble from the sturdy blows, of men
who have for a score of years felt US liron in
their souls.
The Blood Atonement.
The Mormons are fanatics. Their Mind:Tare
darkened' by the terribledoctrine of blood
atonement. The enli4litened world' rout not
1;e able to believe it, but their' published tits;
courses are full of it. How far it has been
practictd it would be difficult to determine.
here lave been schisms in the Church before,
one started by Gladden Bishop in 1853, and
one by Morris, ten years or so later. Each,
drew some followers,' Morris as tria,ny as
t.)€o, but they were all driven from the
country . ors exterminated. • The ' thunders
of the. Clinrch, the proscription of
society, the timehinery of the law. and the
rancor of a fanatical, militia were all invoked'
fo crush them. Brigham said, on the first oc;
easiest, "Rather than that apostates should
flow ish -Imre, I will Onsheath my bowle4rnife
and conquer ordie,".at which there was great
commotion in the congregation and a simul
taneous burst of feeling assenting to the de
clarations.'" Now, you nasty apostates," con
tineud he," clear out, or judgment will be laid
VD the lino and righteousness to the plummet.
('Voices generally, 'Go it! • Go it !'J
If you say it 18 right, raise
. ..your hands. [Ail hands 1114. Let us callnon
the Lord to assist Inc in this and every good
work." As to the doctrine of blood atone
ment, Ilrigbani said on one occasions "Do
you think it would be any sin to kill me if I
were to break my covenants? Do you believe
you would kill Itte if I broke the covenants Of
Cod and you had the spirit of God? Yes, and
the more spirit of God I had the more I should
strive to save.yOur soul 'by spilling your blood
when you had committed sins that could not
he remitted by baptism."
'lhese quotations are from Brighani's dis-
COUTBeB, as reported and published by the
Church Paper, the Deseret Neu,-s. They pre
cisely illustrate the spirit of the man and the
people rrom year to year continually. I 'quote
them to show what the present schismatics,
Go:Abe & Co., have to fear. They live, now,
only by Brigham's sufferance. The sword of
Damocles is impending over them, but if it
does not fall while Brigham is absent ; if it'
is not dropped in a spirit of revenge or
"saintly lave ;" if by the I'rovidence of God,
and possibly of the Government, they shall
live through the contemplated passage of the
Cullombill, and the hegira of the polygamists
n V _then - -will t..h-e- smsale..L"-.- J msuiii cal
order of priesthood be destroyed by their
sturdy blows.
The English and Scotch Elders, men who
began to preach Mormonism a quarter of a
century ago, when they Were young and en
thusiastic, and before liolygamy had been en
grafted nn it, who converted and baptized
tour-fifths of the people of Utah, - who have
traveled with them, slept with them, eaten
and drunk and prayed With theta who h ave .
italliSheti the human material of the King
dom.. of Brigham, yet who have been sup-'
pres.sed by that potentate,and his. Yankee as
sedates, broken on the wheel,shelved,cru.shed,
the fruits of their labors perverted to their
own enslavement—these are the men,
l' who,
faOnsi by circumstances, have attempted
to be heard in their own cause.
They are in the prime of life,
while Brigham and his set are tottering on the
Drink of the grave: They are the bone 'and
sinew and nerve and brain of 3formondorn
Among them are ?i,OOO missionaries.. Let the
Godbe leaders be relieved of the constant fear
of assassination which haunts them. and let
them get the willing ear of their brethren by
blood, by common associations, by age. sYnt
patliv, intereia, hope and ambition, and Utah
would be advanced a• years in as many
months. Sonie of them openly denounce poly
gains-now, and all of, there say they are willing
it sh - ould stand ortitiS OWA merits, admitting, iff•
pressed, that it has none to stand on. Four
fifths of those who follow them are pronounced
earnest anti-polygamists
The Particulars by Nail.
The Pottsville Miners' Journal of yesterday
upplies the following details of a sad disaster
already mentioned by telegraph:
Yesterday morning a temble disaster oc
curred at the colliery of the Wolf Creek Dia
mond Coal Company, near Minersville, by
which three boys were hurried into eternity,
and eleven other persons, men and boys, were
• injured, the majority of them dangerously.
The following are the particulars . of the mel
ancholy occurrence as furnished to us by our
M nersvi Ile correspondent:
Yesterday morning, at a quarter to seven
o'clock,one of the boilers at the breaker-of the
Wolf Creek Diamond Coal Company,on Wolf
creek, , about a mile above Minersville, ex
ploded with terrible force. The who/o build
ing in which the boilers were was completely
demolished, the mason work in and around it
torn down and scattered in every direction,
wbi.e two of the boilers were thrown over,
and the third, the one causing the disaster,
was carried a distance of fully one hundred
yards and landed on the railroad near the
switch leading to what is generally known as
Seviel's Breaker. Large stones composing
the mason work of the boiler-house - were
hurled.around on all sides. • One stone.weigh-.
ing.probably one hundred and fifty bound.s,
'was found on the railroad about 'MS; yards be
low where the boiler lay. The heavy wood
work composing the frame of the bnilding
was scattered around, tore and splintered into
mere shreds.
Three bolts Were insta.tiSly„, killed. by being
either Fcalded or crusheil by the stones or tim
ber, while live men and six boys beside were
more or less injured, and others escaped with
slight scratches, some of them escaping so
narrowly that it appears almost miraeulotw.
The cause of the explosion is not yet known,
but will probably be discovered in the course
of the Coroner's investigation.
It is truly surprising that so few were killed
when the fact is taken into consider,ation that
it pceurred a few minutes_ before the regular
hour for commencing work and when the inert
and boys bad Collected around the boiler
house as is customary before starting to work.
The list of killed and wounded, as far as
learned, is as follows:
Cook, Richard flennesy,
Jobu Kelley.
Wounded—Jacob Molle, man. badly
bruised; Michael Given, man, leg broken and
otherwise badly injured; John Sheatfer, man,
bruised about the breast; John Sheaffer, son,
hands badly scalded. and revere scalp wound,
besides other bruises; John Coombs, man,
slightly scalded and bruised : JacOb'Preller,
engineer, very badly scalded and otherwise,
injured ; Christian We .aver, boy, hand
crushed and head cut in different places ;
Alexander Leybach, boy, leg broken, body
badly bruised and head and face cut; Thomas
Campbell, boy, badly injured; Bernard no
ban, boy, severely scalded; John Racal°,
boy, arm broken and leg • severely bridSed.
The dead were immediately removed and the
wounded promptly attended.. by Grs. Ileiwig
and Beach. •
The boilers were three in number, and had
been 'carefully examined on ! Sunday, when
they were pronounced in first-rate 'order. The
outside one, which exploded, as it now lies
on the railroad, leeks as though it had been
recently repaired, and the iron, at the end
blown oft; appears to be of the best kind,
though the end was torn oft almost as evenly
as if out off. • ' •
One boy sitting ontsidel the boiler-house was
thrown some ten feet and landed on the dirt
bank; another was tbrOwn about twenty feet
and fell in the snow, both fortunately being
more frightened than hdrt.
.-LThe i'uileries are •in .such a dilapidated
condition that upward of one hundred mil
lions francs are required to make the neces
sary repairs. As the Corps Legislatil, owing
to the precarious condition of the French
finances at the present juncture, would hardly
he found 'willing to appropriate so large a sum
fort that purpose, the Imperial family may,
perhaps, ;neve, from , the Tuileries to the
• ' • '
Extraordinary Phenotoelion --.. Dhow.
pearance of Mailmen and Ferry Land.
ings•-hobterranean Changea.
[From the St. John, Telegraph, March 18.)
Yesterday morning, just before the commence
ment of the snow storm, and as the wind was
rising so as to be heard within doors, a strange
noise, similar to that accompanVing the earth
quake on the morning of the 22d of October
last, was beard by
.the residents of the lower
end 'of Protection street, Carleton. The
storms of last fall and those of the winter
have made great havoc in that vicinity, and
not only has the breakwater been carried
away and buildings removed from their foun
dations, but the sea has washed away land and
encroached so much imon
„property as to make
the residents of the neighborhood uisplay
more than usuMl'interest in each approaching
gale. The noise referred to, as its rumbling
ceased, roused many from their beds, who, on
going down to the harbor ,
found that
• A Startling Change
had taken place in the appearance of the land
and wharves.' The tide was nearly down, aud,
though it was quite darks it could be seen that
the old ferry landing, which should be several
feet above - water, had vanished. Messrs. Lit
tlehale & Coram's wharf—better . known as
Coram's Wharr—bad nearly disappeared. It
had beeltpiied with deals, which belonged to
Messrs. Seammell Brothers, and that part of
the wharf on which the deals were did not
break down as though the bottom on which it
rested had been washed out, as at first sup
posed; hnt a piece about . .ariO feet broke off
and settled squarely down into the.water, and
the whole mass, with the top of the wharf be
neath and the deals remaining upon it, floated
away into the harbor, where it was picked uji
yeSterday by Mr. James Stackhou.se aid his
men. A. frontage.several hundred feet in ex
tent, running from the line of the demolished
wharf towards the breakwater, has gone
down, leaving a steep embankment sloping
towards the harbor. About midway along
this new embankment, and less than one hun-
7.===ourit - , - ioicythei harnor; is rue place
where the old ferry landing was. On this spot
were made by Mr. Joseph O'Brien, Mr.
Clark and others, last evening, and where the
old ballast or reef was the •day before, rising
above the water eight feet, they fOund six
fathoms of water, showing that even so
near the shore as that the bottom had settled
just thirty-two feet. :Near where the portion
of - the wharf settled away, or where a mode
rately sized vessel used to ground at low
water, there is now between six and seven
fathoms at low tide. One of Messrs.. Adams's•
buoys, moored about four or five hundred
feet from the shore, had disappeared, and last
• evening, when the tide was at its lowest level,
the current was just showing a ripple over the
top of it. As the tides rise and fall about 30
feet in St. John harbor, and the chain of this
buoy. bad several fathoms of scope, it may he
inferted that the bottom sank as much as nine.
or ten fathoms at this point.
. .
So Mr as could be ascertained, yesterday
• after the blinding snow -storm subsided, it was
thOught that at the sUrface of 'the harbor-bed
a portion extending over an area of, perhaps,
three- acres, had ' been affected. It would not
be surprising if, with the swift current or the
harbor, the bre.ak - Water on the east side 'Would
become affected in time. There will also be
a failing away of additional portions, of. Sand
Point for sometime tp come. It was thought,
before soundings, were made,_ and the falling
tide revealed the - extent of the ehanges ma.de.
that the "slide" was caused by the shifting of
sand which bad washed - over the bar, but that
theory is now exploded, and the fact fully
established that the phenomenon was caused
by some subterranean action beneath the spot
aMcted so materially.
An Interiiie*
David McCrae 'is furnishing the Glasgow
;Scotland) Herald with a series of interesting
sketehes.of American men and women. He
'described his first interview with General - Lee
as follows.:
When I got back to the hotel 1 found that
Lee, who was aware of my coming, had al
ready (with the.courtesy so conspicuous among
a class of Americans) sent his servant to in
quire it I had arrived, and to say that he
would like to see me at the college.
" On going there after breakfast, I was
taken up stairs and shown into the room set
aside for the use of the College President.
" A noble-looking man, dressed in gray mili
tary coat, who Lad been writing at a table
near the window, son as I entered. He was
tall, straight, and soldier-like, with crisp . hair
turning white ; short-trimmed - beard, pointed
at the chin,anddark imperial-looking eyes,very
keen 'and searching. It was Robert E. Lee,
the old Confederate commander.
. .
"As the first words of greeting passed be
tween us, there wart a hidden sadness in his
look which impressed me painfully. Be was
suttering from ill-health at the time; but it was
not a look of physical pain. Perhaps it was
only my feeling, hut it seemed as if the shadow
of thepast was over him-:--as if you could read
behind the vigilance of his dark eyes the fate
of the:Sonth. and of the niyriad who lay sleep
ing on thethattle-fields.
" When' I was seated be began to inquire
where I bad been in the South, and about my
journey Up—smiling - at the somewhat doleful
account I had to give him of my experience
in the stage from Goshen. n He said there Was
another road I might have taken—the one
from Stanton. lint they say whichever road
you take, you wish by that you had taken the
other.' Be had been twice by the Goshen
road on horseback. The scenery was very
He began to speak about Scotland, and
said :—• Yon will meet with many -of your
I:ountrymen here. The Valley of Virginia is
peopled withScotch-Irish—people who have
come from Scotland by way of Ireland. They
are a tine race, They have the courage. and
determination of the Scotch, with the Irish
dash and intrePidity. They make fine soldiers.'
" Ile said it was an okl wish of his to visit
this country; but it would never be realized
now. Stonewall Jackson had been in Scot
land before the war. Ile had heard him
speak of it.
"When some reference was made to the
odds against which the South had fought, and
the want there was of, accurate statistics, .1
told him it was understood he was preparing a
history of the war himself.
. .
" I have bad that in view,' he said : but
the time is not come for an impartial history.
If the truth were told just now it would not
be ,credited.!
'' When the books that had already ap
peared were spoken. of, and I mentioned one,
the pro Of-sheet of, which, it was asserted, had;
be en Subinitted to General Grant and' himself`
for revision, he said: is a mistake. I have
never read a history of the war, nor the
raphrof any Man engaged in it. My own
life has been. written, but I have not looked
into it.' He added, after a pause, do not
wish to, awaken memories of the past'
"He spoke highly Of . Sherman's abilities
—said Sherman had always been a good sel-
"He seemed flinch gratified when .1 , told
him of the estiination in which he and Stonewall
Jackson bad beenAreld Xrom the first by the
British . . people,: irrespective 'altogether, of
N orthern and Sonthern sympathies,. He mid i ,
after a pawie,' arioksonlies in the Presbyterian
liurying-gromut, at tic other extrernlty. of
.!2; '
Area Affected.
the Ex-Hebei
Horrible Fitate of A ff airs a t. Asuncion.—
'Jibe Position of Marshal Lopez. -Nut u
brull to be,Voruxl In the^ Towns.-. The
. Hormen lutuibilng Down..-Alisery AU
• Around.
The steamer Merrimac, from, Rio Janeiro
by way of Bt. Thomas, arrived at New :Rork
Tuesday. . • . .
There has been a terrible row in Asuncion,
which for a time threatenvl the very existence
of the Paraguayan government. It' appears
that a Portuguee sailor was arrested for at,
tacking a poor Paraguayan woman inthe mid
dle of the day at the battery. The Captain , of
the Port had the fellow locked up, but soon.
after a gang of about fifty Austrians, P.ortu
guese and Italians, all armed, marched upon ,
the Capitania, and t demanded the distant re-.
lease of .the Portuguese. Captain Ferreira,
the Paraguayan Captain of the Port, refused
indignantly, . but this . nearly , cost hilt'
his life The sailors swore they, would pull
down the Capitania and shoot the Port -Cap
tain and all his men if he did not instantly ac
ted° to their demand; they shouted out death
to Paraguay, and death to the Paraguayan'
government, and actually seized upon thellag
staff, cut it down, pitched the Rag into the
street, and would probably have carried out
their threat had not a Brazilian officer, seeing
the row, riished out wrtlia picquet of twenty
five men and charged upon the mob; the sail
ore dre* their revolvers, and some two or
three of the Braiilian soldiers were wounded,
also - some: of the sailors, but the Brazilian
officer soon succeeded in getting the better of
the rioters and making prisoners of the
leaders; they werdait once taken in irons to
the Policia, where they now are. The state of
things in the rural districts of Paraguay is
something which defies description. Gangs
or deseiters and hungry Paraguayans keep
prowling about.
Poverty Everywhere.
.i.aveling through even the suburbs of the
city is at present dangerous. The poverty that
prevails throughout the country baffles imagi
nation. There are thousandsliving upon roots
1.1.1 - y I:411 %1.1L11.7. - ' - AL
lta, Itagua, and all the other towns, there is
scarcely a soul to be found; the houses of the
towns are tumbling, and, in ono word, Para
guay is one vast ruin. Not for several genera
tions will the country recover itself.
StarVillff 'Women.
There are some 1 1 .0,000 Paraguayan - women
all stopping about Asuncion, in the vain hope
of getting down to Buenos Ayres or Monte
video. Every vessel leaving here takes its
The news from the seat of war is as contra-
dictory as ever. The prevalent opinion is that
Lopez is now inaccessible in the remote Moun
tain ranges of Yagatimi,Where he has still sbmo
tbousanils of followers, and is provided with
supplies by the Caingua Indians. Re is pro
bably short of arms and ammunition, but the
Brazilians seem to have little chance of bring
ing the war to a speedy termination, either by following him up actively or, by. starving him
In theAltement of Susanna CeSpedes; aged
Mars, a widow. who has a son and nephew
bolding commands under Lopez, occurs the
following : The Caeique Galianollad arranged
with Lopez for an interview at the next new
moonthe former as well as the other chiefs
of theCaingua and Tembiquay tribes are not,
allied to Lopez, but rattier disposed towards
the •Braziliali", and treat the women very
kindly. • 'The southern, tribes of Cainguas,
however, have giVeit Stipplies and assistance
to Lopez. The unfortunate women at arpadin•
had to eke 'out a subsistence from bitter
oranges, cocoanuts, and occasional supplies
brought them by the Indians in exchange for
what little jewelry they had remaining. Most
of the women, however, had already parted
with their jewels, giving them for safe-keep
ing to the l'rench and Italian consuls, MM.'
Cuverville and Chapperon. The number of
women still detained at Espadin is very large.
The Tickets and Chanees
1 The annual State election in Connecticut
I occurs on Monday, April 4. Thus far the can-
I , vacs has been conducted with moderation on
both sides, no exciting issues of a local nature
haling arisen. The Republicans, however,
are in earnest, and the prospect of their suc
cess seems encouraging. So far as the respec
tive platforms of the two parties can make it
so, the contest is put squarely upon the
national issues between RepubliCatitsiil and
Democracy, the former championing the
policy of Congress, and the latter asserting,
with Bourbonic obstinacy, the doctrine of
State sovereignty, resistance to reeonstrue
tion and the Fifteenth Amendment, and oh
struction generally. It would seem to he
rather latein the day to be contending for such
i accomplished issues ' and we cad only account
for it by recalling the past, and assuming that
Connecticut Democracy of to-day is the ghost
of the Hartford Convention.
The following are the tickets which have
been put in nomination:
. . Reirubllemi. _De mocr al i , ,. •
6'ecernor—Marshal Jewell. .Jas. E. English.
Lie tit: Gun.--Morris Tyler. .1. Hotchkiss.
,St3t. of ,Stottli. Appleman. T. H. Waller.
'Fre:esti/Tx—David Y. :Nichols. Chas. M. Point.
Controlife—J. W. Manning.. SCth S. Logan.
In addition to the all4ive., a new Legislature
is to be chosen, to consist of twenty-one Sena
tors and 238 members of the lower House.
The present Senate. consists of fourteen Re
publicans and seven Democrats: and the
House of 14 Republicans and 108 Democrats.
The State administration is Republican,
having been elected last year by majorities
ranging from 411 on Governor, to 2,200
on other candidates. The contest for
Governor Was between the same candidates
last year as now,and was very active and close.
It is thought that this year Gov. Jewell's ma
jority will be materially increased. If the re,
cent result in New Hampshire is to beacceptett
as a reliable indication of political sentiment,
in New England it may safely be counted upon .
that' the sceptre has passed from the Dem
ocracy in its ancient stronghold.—N. Y. riinc. •
Proclamation to be issued_
The President has prepared, and will, send
to Congress, as soon as Georgia and Texas are
admitted, a message reef:unmet - Wing that 'Uni
versal Amnesty he declared, and restorite ,
their civil rights to all engaged in the I'f:chef:
lion. who come forward and ask them. Jt is
a message which the country will gladly hail,
anti the results of which will be far-reaching
anti beneficent. The Senate should show its
disposition to ty Weenie the measure by at once
admitting the only two. States which remain
unreconstructed. Then, with every State once
more represented in the National. Congress,
every citizen a voter, and every rebel forgiven,
We shall be ready, as a united people, to pay
our debt, robuild our waste place:,,and renew
our career of magnificent materiprosperity.
—A Parisian Countess lateDr lost , two val
uable diamonds from her necklace: They
NI . ere iound in the Street by awantin,who traded
them to one of his fellows for a pocket-knife;
the second boy played atniarbles with them,
lost one in a gutter, and gave the other to a
servant who showed it to her inistress,ajewel
er's Wife, Who recognized it as belongtng to
the Countess; who was one of her husband's
easterners: Afterwards the other diamond
was discovered in the conducter leading to the
sewer, the boy indicating the spot where Ito
had lost it. • All of us are not so Micky.
F. I. FEMERsta.
Opposition to Annexation--COMrpfir.
to Overthrow lluez--.11 ow the' Efeit- ,
lions were 111 1tuaged--4 Chosree for,
Stollfiur. • ' *
PORTO, PLATTIC, March freSfir: out
break, has just occurred hero between,JhOl
government 'mops and 'those of the p ope
who 'are' dissatisfied with the andexationl
scheme, resulting in the loss of life beforigthet; ,
rioters could be subdued. A very strongfegl-''
ing against Baez and annexation is show , ing.‘,
itself hero i sm" in San Domingo City a n.arty ; lial
been formed against the government.. •A, (Wire,•,
spiracy to overthrow it was discovered 4)11Frill
time to prevent its being fully successfill. .
• number of suspected persons have - beiin , 'arr-:-'
; rested and thrown into prison, many of. them.:
leaving their faMilies utterly destitute. .Cott-
lidenee in the annexation scheme is 'Tel:
much shaken, and: it-is feared, shouldit• 1 610.
carried out, serious, results will. ensue., The Po ,
• election returns are not yet complete, but suotv;
as-have been . received show a very large rha- . 7
jority in favor of annexation, although -the ‘v
manner of voting, which is prescribediby de-
eree, - would seem to give a 'capital chance, for.:
ballot-box stuffing. The decree orderi that a
register be opened in every province, district;
and military station of the republic ; for tire.,
- purpose of inscribing the names and titles of
the voters who - will sign therein, expressing
• their vote for or against annexation ; but, in
case the voter is not capable, of signing Ads
.name, it is to be done for him by one of the •
government officials. , The voting being done,
the original document is to be forwarded to
thegovernment under the seals and certificates
of the officer') of the district or town Where' •
the vote is taken. A commissioner; to 'carry
these returns to the United States Govern-,
menti will sail in a day or two, in the United
States steamer Nantasket, which has been
placed at his disposal, for Havana or Key .•
A London letter-writer has the following
curious information :
Not long ago I wrote that some ingenious
man had bee,u concocting various sorts of
wine from tea-leaves, and soon 'after I men
tioned the prosecution of a grocer for adul
terming the tea he sold with the sweepings
of his shop. As if this were net enough, we
have now what I think is the most reinark
aide case on record. A certain analytical
chemist has succeeded in extracting what, is
described as "a pure, white fat, tasteless and
perfectly: inodorous." from no less a sub
stance than the mud taken from. the river.
Thames: - Of all the horrible compounds in
the world, Thames mud IS certainly the most
loathsome-and revolting: Mud IS mud, to '
some extent, the world over, but the mud.of .
. the riyerTharues is ordinary mud combined
with every 'other filthy substance ever created
.by:nature er eoncocted by.man. :There .no'
doubt abont the chemist's - success, for the re
sult of his ingenuity has been seen and tested
by numerous competent and-Scientitic persons.
But the -worst is not yet toldt This ingenious •
chemist exhibits one specimen which, with,
the addition of • a little salt and color
ing matter, so 'closely resembles Turd
first-class ' butter that it Li impqs 7 .
Bible for ordinary persons' to detect the dilibr-,
cues. There is soniethi lig very dreadful about.'
the thought of this, and one of the paperS 'has
still further alarmed the public by stating.th4, .
a certain Well-known factory building on the
'river bank has been taken b`y a company for '
-the purpose of 'working the new discovery ou
a large scale, and that they have already eon
tracted with the Board of Works for all the
mud raised by the dredging machines in the
Thames. The enterprise will no doubt have,_
the patronage of Mr. John Bright, who cati-„
- not fail to.uphold the proposed obliteration of •
butter as be has that of other articles.
The Question or Annexatton—Benotits of
the Action to the United Suites.
ST. Citoix, Saturday, March 12, 1870.--As
many Americans seem to take a kindlY' in
terest in the Danish West India Islands, in a
lack of hurtling news you may not object t&
bear something of the views of, their inhabit-.
ants. They argue that it is now some two or ,
three years since they were told that they
were sold to the United States, and as yet ,
everything remains in a state of uncertainty..
This deranges all-business, checks operations,.
and places them in a most .disagreeable past-.
lion. They have the right to complain that.
the United States Senate does not say oithetZ
yes or 1.10..
The United States need not fear that thy,
island would ever he a burden to the Treasury.
This small island alone would pay. to the
Federal Government a revenue of over a. half
a million a year over the expenses of go veer
ing it. We would send thorn over 10,000 pun
cheons of rum a year,which, itt Sala puu cheon.
excise tax, Would be $5()0,000. Other taxes,
one cent a pound on sugar, import .dutiOt i ,
stamp tax, income tax, LS: e., would more than-,
pay' the expense of governhient, which woutt
he small. There would be required, p
a small garrition of one or two cot - imam Les. Fur
localmatters, schools, roads, police, thet
people would tax themselves and pay.
„ _
The ridiculous exaggerations which , get
some American papers about volt4encis Ara
earthquakes make the people laugh. They 46 ib
nothing volcanic in the formation- of the ,
islands, nor is there a volcano within 7a.any
hundred Miles of us., In the past two , or three
years earthquakes seem to have beeneuriciuSly
traveling about the world, and in pinces. - vithere,
apparently they bave.tlo business. : An Nizrwem:-
her, 1867, we were visited with taahal r, fob
lowed by that curious phenomenon at,,earth
quake wave, which threw a Uiitetl4§tates
man-of-war 'ashore here (she was afteward.
launched). No earthquake was ever ITSIOWn .
here before to (Wally damage, and the• island
is no more liable- to have such ex*rience
again than Boston is.
The inhabitants of the island haste now,- •
been,we may say, standing on one ovexi,L
two years, and they feel that they )iii,rn the,
right to ask the United States Se , astto to In3e
them out of this state of uucertaintyr,,antt jia4t.
say yes or no to that treaty.
If they go over to the States Ails isljl
' would be the gem of the West•Aidies anla, •
credit to the flag, and the people, I •niay r.af,
are unanimous for the change.— Lbw.
now They are, Tree.ted
It is painfully evident that
us k not understood. We may losti,i;or3ething,:
on the subject from our Northern. neighbors..
It may be remembered that the tii.oiroz otrqect
to talt, up the Winnipeg 4. - iiesv..on otu ttic* ,
Canadian point of view; and thafr
minion authoritie , tavonz.b4 - consi'dered-thii„.
appointment of a genuine :rod wr i a,u,ap, g p riera t
director of Indian tale Northwest;
the individual in n uestio4---Dr. Oanniyatelchai---- •
being 11 - 1 Indian Chief and-an 'ed'teated,,gontle,, :
man of rare talents amt: finuy,iw . : aece , papustt.,
ments. Quite recently, in
shin, two children were lost, An. a , Snow-drift,.
and must have perished bob .t 3 nr. their disco Very
and . rescue at the hands lef one of these •
" savages," who t0.,•, - k -theta to his wigwath,
whore hissquaw gp.ve th4sit the kindest and : •
most careful attetnuon; the next mortiing
the residoucp of :
the Indian had. found'
nearly distracted parirntS; and communicated- .
to them the happy tidings. There is esti
dently a different A statidpoint " for viewing
Indian abatis til•-Kineardine from OW '!11
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