The press. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1857-1880, December 28, 1857, Image 1

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aid aA thedotatla and nicer elegancleo which impart
Gentlemen aro Invltod to call and examine.
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Offers for sate the Largest Assortmeoi of the above,
at the LOWEST PRIOEB to be found In the city
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Mare opeaed another large assortmeat of French Eno.
hroiderlem and Lace Goods, at lialf their
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do: do. • 60, 'anal price $1.12x.
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do. grim& Muslin Bets, 873 ets.
do. Oamie-ic Beta, from $l.
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Will be found, a great variety of entirely now and bon-
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tention of purchasers.
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have now in derail very choice assortment of
with the Inuit variety of Goods, which they offer at
this season of the yeai at low prices.
de2l.4t . 92i, CHESTNUT Street.
W. GLENN, No. 25. South yawn Street,
offers to dealers and the nubile a
Suitable for the Tfoliday season. Being entirely of bie
The assortment embraces all the ,
Among it will be found— • •
Paper Mahe, Work - Boxes, Desks, Portfolios, &o.
Ladies' Gabes and Traveling nage. ,
Porte Nontudea, Purees and Pocket Books, to groat
,; rearl , Cazd Gals; beautiful styles,
Bohemian Glass Toilet Bottles, richly decorated.
• .odorßoXos - and Glove Boxes. .
leneyßronze Inkstands, Thevmemetere, feo.
• co and Chess Bosnia, Ohes smea.
Sine i ann iglish Scissors, In sets.
- Nancy Ujg.r Stands sod Cigar Cs:see.
Boatels Wood Snug Boxes and Fancy Articles.
Ke4slllane In plastic ivory;
Momorstulate and Ball Tablets, in pearl and Ivory.
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vited to call sod examine for themeelree, at the
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War thels.tnepeatloa, on the premises exelnateely
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OesiUntly on hand a splendid gtoak of Sunnier
Waldron, of all the celebrated makers:
Nooklaoee, Breeelate, Brooches, Mager.
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bsauttfet assortment of all the new stiles of line
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VOL. 1.-NO. 126.
6 (11 litirtss,
, By the Persia, which arrived at New York
on Cbriatmas Day, we have news from Rag
land to the 12th instant, inclusive. Parlia
menehaving passed the Bank Iridemnity Bill,
was on the eve of being adjourned until
February, giving Lord PALUERRTON six
weeks longer for framing his promised mea
sure of Parliamentary Reform. There seems
to be a general impression that it will not
please any party, for Lord f i ALSIERSTON, how
ever liberal his foreign' policy may occasion
ally have been, started in public life as a Tory,
served his first twenty - four years of official life
'under such unmitigated Tories as SPENCER Pru
e/VAN Lord LIVERPOOL, Lord Goncatou, and
the Duke of Wellington, and is as aristocratic
in his principles and feelings as even his rival,
the Earl of Derby. What manner of Reform
his bill may be can be surmised when we
say that ho has always voted against Vote by
Ballot. • He, committed to a promise of
amending and extending the Reform Bill of
1832, not because he has any belief in the
propriety and necessity of extending the elec.
tire franchise, hut because Lord Jose( Hue
sca—another mock-refornier—would have
bid for popularity, over his head, by proposing
such a measure, if he bad not.
Lord Joint, with as much gravity as if ho
wore in- earliesti has again introduced a bill
(to be feiwardthl and discussed when Parlia
'ment- re-assembleso to admit Jews to sit In
Parliament, by altering MI - abjuration oath,
by omitting the words the true faith of a
Christian." Exactly . ten , years ago,- ho
brought in 'a similar' bill, with a certainty of
its being rejected in the House of Loy& At
that time, he was Premier, with a large ma
jority at his back in the COmmons, and, had
he wished to see Baron ROVISCHILD take his
seat, could readily have ended it by a reso
lution of the House permitting him—as is
- done in Courts of Justice—to take the oath
which was binding on his conscience. He
went the round-about way, in which ho must
have been defeated, as the Lords will never
pass the bill. But as it Is the right of each
souse to decide on its own forms, the mere
Resolution would have sufficed, as it did in
the case of the Quakers, who, by simple vote
of the House, are allowed to sit on making a
solemn affirmation instead of an oath.
A very singular thing it is that some inde
pendent Hember does not, even yet, move
such a resolution. The Commons would adopt
it, and the Lords have no right to question or
interfere with tho regulations of the other
General HAVELOCK'S pension of £l,OOO per
annum, voted by the Commons at the request
of the Crown, has been postponed until Feb
ruaryrin compliance with the general opinion,
in and oat of Parliament, that it was too small,
and that, as HANRLOCK was between sixty and
Seventy years old, liable to the casualties of
war and climate, the grunt should be made with
succession to his oldest son, a gallant officer
in India, who will have the baronetcy on his
father's death. Rather, against his will, Lord
PALMERSTON has been compelled to submit to
the will of the majority" in this case.
The, commercial difficulties in England and
,on, the Continent do not appear to have eel!.
aided, as bankruptcies 'arid suspensions con
tinue to lie the order of the day. The Bank
of England was daily increasing its resource
of gold.
.The Wolverhampton and City of
Glasgow Banks were about paying off their
notes in gold, and would resume business. The
Western Bank (at Glasgow) was so much
broken, that it will be necessary to wind it up.
Consols were steady, and the markets all on
the rise.
In advance of the regular Overland Mail,
there has been received intelligence froln. Cal
cutta dated November 10, and from Bombay
of November 17. Though surrounded by 70,000
insurgents, TlA.v.usimit and Oman . held out
at Lucknow. Sir COLIN CAMPBELL, with fresh
English troops, had crossed the Ganges on
November otlf,en . route for Lucknow. Four
'or five days' march would bring him to
Altitubagh, situated between Cawnpore and
'Luck - now, and only three miles from
Luel.l - toir. Here Colonel ernEATIMALOS co
lumn, reinforced to 5,000 infantry and cavalry,
was awaiting him. The combined force would
probably make this British relieving force
1000. There was no apprehension of defeat,
though the Insurgents were in great force, par
ticularly In the narrow limit between Luclinew
and Altunbagh. The insurgents wore, concen
trating themselves in Ondo, of which Lucknow
is a principal town. Sir HEN Y HAVELOCK had
only 700 men fit for duty with him, at Lucknow.
Encompassed as he was by tens of thousands
of the insurgents, he held out bravely, though
scarcity of provisions was much felt by his
little army.
" Few and faint, but fearless still."
The officer who captured the aged Kin g of
Delhi having promised that his life should be
spared, the Anglo-Indian Executive intended
to fulfil that promise. The llindoos will very
probably attribute this leniency and good faith
to fear. It is by no means unlikely, from the
angry feeling excited bkthe atrocities of this
aged ruffian, (who, eveNduring the siege of
Delhi, permitted every English prisoner to be
burned alive,) that private vengeance will
cause his death if any fair opportunity occur.
Neis from Calcutta to November 21, and
probably from Lucknow to November 15, was
expected in London, by telegram from Tri
este, about Christmas Day. It may mimi
c* the defeat of the insurgents at Lucknow.
It cau scarcely reach this country before the
7th or Bth of January, by the africa, which
was to leave Liverpool on last Saturday.
/or The Prete.]
The well written article with the above cap
tion in Tun PRESS of Thursday, although
complimentary to the ingenuity of the Irish
people, would lead to unflattering conclusions
as to the common sense of a small (unfortu
nately too small) class of people now-a-days,
namely the lenders of money. That any man
with an annual income of £72 arising ftom
real estate, should be enabled Seen in Ireland
to encumber it with such a sum as £200,000
staggers belief. It was supposed, and with
some justice, that almost the extremity of
credit had been reached in the case of Lord
Portarlington, whose Irish estate, when sold
by the Commissioners in 1850, brought nearly
£200,000 and were encumbered to the extent
of £885,000. In that case the property was
not mortgaged for double its value, rather an
unusual circumstance with any of the old
Irish estates, although it may be said by way
of apology for the late Earl of Portarlington,
that he made every effort in his power, to
effect so desirable a consummation. In the
instance alluded to in The Paces of yesterday--
11r. Clement William Sadlier—he is not, I re
gret to say, fairly entitled to the applause award
ed him for Ills ingenuity by the writer of the
article. '
Re is, or was, a very plain, unpretending
gentleman, occupying, when I knew him, the
respectable, but moderate position of manager
of a branch of the Tipperary Bank at Carrick
on-Suir, in Ireland. But he has a brother, of
whom something has been said in these
columns, who used him, as he used all others,
for his guilty and ambitious purposes, and the
end is seen in that register or ruins, the En
cumbered Estates' Gazette. For that magnifi
cent defartiter he endorsed, and accepted, and
overdrew, believing in him as in a prophet,
and finding, as his reward at the last,only rain,
and sorrow, and shame. That is the true his
tory of that enormous debt with so little to pay
it, and, doubtless, the writer of the article on
eflrish Ingenuity" would, had ho known the
fact, have expressed, instead of amusement at
the credulity of creditors, his sympathy with
another of the victims of that splendid
Swindler, the late John Sadlier, M. P. u.
The number of Homeopathic physicians lin
the United States is about 3,000. There are two
nomeopatble 'Colleges, one at Philadelphia and
the other at Cleveland, Ohio, at earth of nhieh,
upon an average, one hundred and twenty-fire stu
dents! graduate annually.
Ilebert J. Walker, although for more than
thirty years a Southern man, Was born in Pennryl•
*dais 1801„
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The Cunard steamship Persia, Captain Jud
kins, which left Liverpool at half-past three
o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday the 12th
inst., arrived at New York on Christmas morn
ing, having been twenty-eight hours longer. on
the voyage titan the Adriatic, had boon.
The steamship Ariel arrived at Southampton
on the morning of the 12th inst.
The steamship City of Baltimore would not
leave Liverpool on the 16th of December, so
that the first vessel of that lino to leave Liv-
erpool would be the Kangaroo, on the 13th of
The American ship Lone Star, bound from
Moulmein to Queenstown, foundered at sea.
The crew were saved.
Parliament, has passed the Indemnity bill,
and would adjournimmediately till February.
An ambassador had arrived in England
from Hokind, to demand, officially, for the
Prince of Orange the hand of the Princess
The steamship Leviathan had only been
moved a few inches shwa the departnre of
the Adriatic, owing to the giving way of the
mooring tackle. It was feared, as the ves
sel had reached a slighter incline, that her
progress would be oven slower than it had
A large meeting had been held in London to
consider the subject of the government of In
dia, and' reaolutions wore adopted In favor of
en asset - option of supreme authority by the
British Government.
The London News ' of the 11th instant, says
that in the discount market the supply of
money was increasing, and first-class bills were
readily discounted at a sensible reduction from
the bank rate.
The bullion in the Bank of France continued
to increase, and a still further reduction In the
rate of discount was anticipated.
A. Berlin letter states that the. disturbing in
fluence of the American panic had extended as
far as Warsaw, where numerous manufacturers
had failed.
from Spain we learn that Mt amnesty has
been granted for political offences and to per
ions condemned to light punishment. A great
many promotions had also taken place.
In Belgium , the elections took place on the
12th instant, and, as far as known, the result
was decidedly in favor of the liberals.
It is stated that the Cabinet of St. Peters
burg has peremptorily denied the right, claimed
by Austria and 'England, under .the treaty of
Paris, of ; interdicting Russia from blockading
the Circassian ports.
The Persia brings later news from China.
It is dated at Hong Kong, on the 30th of Oc
tober. Preparations were being made for the
assault on Canton. The British and
ministers were at Hong Kong. The expedi
tion to the North had been aparently aban
The Paris correspondent of the London
Times says: f , The last official accounts re
ceived from Sbanghae - announce that the
Chinese Government has demanded of the
Russian Government the immediate evacua
tion of the Chinese territory, of which that
power has taken possession on the banks of
the river Amoor."
English troops were pouring into India at
the rate of 2,000 a week. Tho celebrated
clipper ship Champion of the Seas was at
Calcutta, and would probably roach there on
the 2d November, after a passage of eighty
five days.
Lucknow still held out, although no commu
nication bad been had with the besieged.
Heavy fighting and slaughter aro said to
have occurred.
The column hitherto under the command of
Col. Greathead had been increased to 5,000
strong at Cawnpore, and on the 3d of Novem
ber, under command of Brigadier Grant, it
reached Alumbagli, only three miles from
Lucknow, and there awaited the arrival of the
Sir Colin Campbell arrived at Cawnpore on
the 3d of November, and crossed the Ganges
on the 9th, at the head of 5,000 men, en route
for Lucknow.
Srurious other succegsful encounters 'with
the mutineers aro reported.
Nona Sahib was believed to be in command
of the rebels before Lucknow.
So completely was the force at Lucknow be
leaguered, on the 31st of October ' that the
only message received from there for weeks
was written on a piece of paper three inches
square, and most adroitly concealed.
Sir James °dram's force had been then
terribly reduced, and the total number in the
residency was supposed to ho not more than
1,400, besides women, children, and wounded.
There were besides about 800 men, with a
great array of camp followers, at Alumbagh,
believed to be without the means of communi
cating with those at Lucknow.
The strength of the enemy around Lucknow
was estimated at 70,000, but it was neverthe
less considered certain that the garrison could
hold out till the tenth of November, before
which time Sir Colin Campbell would be be
fore Lueknow with an army of 4,000 men, in
cluding his own Highland brigade, 800 caval
ry, and a very heavy train of artillery.
It is stated that during the siege of Delhi
the Sepoys took all the wounded Europeans
they could catch and burnt them afire. The
charred bodies tied to stakes, were found by
the stormers with the Queen's buttons still re
The lire of the King of Delhi was to be
spared, the officer who arrested him having
given a pledge to that effect.
One of the sons of the King of Delhi is said
to have escaped from the civil charge in which
he was placed.
The Dinapore and Owalior mutineers were
making for Oude.
UP TI!); P11E08..)
The return from the Bank of England for the
week ending the Uth of December giros the fol•
lowing results when compared with the previous
week :
Pahl io deposits.. X 6,648,002 Increase.... 1575,795
Other deposits... 14,440,721 Increase.... 4,538
Rest 3,403,018 Increase.... 31,502
On the other side of the account :
Oovern'nt securities-4;5,434,022 Decrease £7,025
Other securities.. 30,111,185 Decreme.l,o7o,2ol
Notes unemployed.. 3,000,485 Decrca5e.1,632,145
The amount of notes in circulation is £20,142,-
770, being a decrease of .f. 959,660, and the stock of
bullion in both departments is £8,060,480, showing
an increase of £113,022 'when compared with the
preceding return.
Notes Issued 24,013,255
Govornuaont Debt 11,015,100
Other Becnrit lee 5,459,900
Gold Coin and Bullion 7,568,255
Silver Bullion
-- 24,043,255
Proprietors' Capital 14,553,000
hest 3,493,018
Public Deposits (including Ex
chequer, Savings Banks,
Commissioners of National
Debt, and Dividend Ac
counts) 6,648,062
Other Deposits '14,440,724
Seven Days and other Bills.. 811,222
Government Securities (inclu
ding Dead Weight Annuity) 5,434,022
Other Securities 30,111,185
Notes Unemployed 3,800,485
Gold and Silver Coin 581,231 . .
The Gazette contains despatches from Delhi.
with lists of the killed and wounded up to the 31st
of August, showing an aggregate loss of 2,110
men, and 203 horses. Including the subsequent
loss in the assault and capture of the city, no
may therefore estimate that 4,000 men ware killed
or wounded in regaining possession of Delhi.
Dr. Ullatherne, the Roman Catholic Bishop of
Birmingham, bus addressed a pastoral letter to the
churches in his diocese, in which he strongly
condemns the cry for vengeance on the Indian
The Grand Lodge of Free Masons of Grout Bri•
twin, at the last court of communication, held on
the 2d instant, voted a sum of 4:1,000 towards the
mutiny fund.
Mies Nightingale (says a Vienna letter in the
Ilataburgh News) has been here for 801110 time,
and is treated with great distinction. She fre
quently visits the hospitals.
RE-OPENINU OF TUE WoLvennattevost /tan
STAFFORDSHIRE BANK.—The following notice was
recently issued by the directors of the bank :
"Wolverhampton, Dec. 4, 1857.—The directors
have much pleasure in stating that the bank will
he open on and after Tuesday morning next for the
payment of the notes of the bank ; and the direct
ors hope in a few days to be able to announce the
opening of the bank for general business."
The Western Bank of Scotland has finally re
solved to abandon all idea of resuming business.
A million sterling is spent in the metropolis
yearly in aid of the sick ; nearly 700,000 persons—
one-tenth of the whole population—receive medical
advice gratuitously.
Wo understand that Prioress, Babylon, and
Belle have left Boughton Down, near:Stockbridge,
and gone to Findon, iu the cars of Brown, their
trainer. Several others aro expected to join them
in the spring.
An exploring expedition in Demerara has found
gold, plativa, and iron in the British Territories.
The whole of the district about Belfast appears
in a state of chronic disturbance from disputes be
tween the Orangemen and their opponents.
It is asserted that the government is to sanction
the introduction of en Irish Tenant Oorepeneation
Bill this session, provided that no retrospective
clause is required.
dressed by Terence Bellow McManus to 3. P. Ma
guire, M. P., dated San Francisco, October 19, he
" From the general tone of the Irish press, and
from other sources, I perceive that a movement is
on foot for the purpose of inducing the British Oo
vernment to extend to us ("three of the Irish trai
tor; to British tale iq inland") a pardau—us4lo7,
Mitchel, Meagher, and myself. As far no I am
concerned, I beg to bo excluded from any partici
pation in the movement. I do so for two reasons:
first, I desire to place myself under no obligation,
either acknowledged or implied, to a Governmen
that I believe to be foreign to the spirit, the get
nine, and the liberty of toy native land; secondly,
I am now a citizen of the United Stelae, and feel
the proud confidence that every citizen of this re
public feels that wherever her 114 floats he is sun
of protection. In pursuance of this feeling I shall,
at any time it suits my convenience, visit either
England, Ireland, France, Germany, or Australia,
and in the ordinary and lawful pursuit of life feel
myself perfectly secure ender the protection of the
flag to which I have sworn allegiance."
Mr. Ferguson has retired from the management
of the Crystal Palace, and they are at a loss whore
to look for his suodessor. Where, indeed ! Mr.
Ferguson fs a clever man, but in attempting the
management of the Crystal Palace he utterly mis
took his wile, , going in entirely to 'demise the
aristocratic and high-paying patrons, to whom be
gave constant flower-shows and Italian concerts,
and utterly ignoring the shilling crowd, by whom
the place should have been supported. His suc
cessor will have all this to undo, and in addition
to invent attractions for the populace.
"The first person," according to the Literary
Gazette," beyond the circle of his immediate fa:
mily, whom the King of Prussia has seen since
his illness, is Baron Alexander von Ilumboldt."
Our court, enjoying even robust health, is not
strong enough to boar a visit from a Dickens,
a Thaolteray, or a Carlyle.—Lloyd's London
Miss Carlotta ',oolong, having married Captain
Vivian, a relation of Lord Vivian, has seceded
from the Princess's Thant re.
Mr. W. T. Monerieff, the well-known dramatic
writer, died a few days ago. lie was the author of
"Tom and Jerry," awl had.been blind for many
Another member of the gifted family of the
Kembles is about to become a candidate for pub
lic favor, as a vocalist. Mies Kemble, whose
name appears in the list of principal performers in
Handel's "Messiah,", at St. Martin's Hall, on
the 16th, is a daughter of the late J. M. Kemble,
the eminent Anglo-Saxon scholar, and niece of
Fanny Kamble.
Mr Lumley, we understand, is to commence a
series of Italian operas at Mer•Majesty'a Theati
early in January.
A History of the Literature of Greece was un
dertaken by the late Professor K. 0. Moller, but
left unfinished at his death. Tao present Chan
cellor of the Exchequer and Dr. Donaldson have
undertaken to trans Fate and edit his manuscripts.
Two snore volumes of Lord Macaulay's history,
bringing it down to tho end of the reign of Queen
Anne, aro approaching completion ; and it is sold
that they will be published shortly after the own
piction of the cheap edition now in course of issue
in monthly solumes.
Madame Lind (loldeohmidt is, It is said, about
to give, with the assistance of her husband, a
grand concert, in aid of the funds for the erection
of a monument to Handel, In the town of Halle.
Miss Jenny Moyer Is appointed to fill Johanna
'Wagner's post in the Royal Theatre of Berlin, at
a salary of 4,000 thalers a year—about £6OO of
our money. Fraulein Wagner has, it is said,
married, retired into private life, and entirely
withdrawn from her professlenal eareer.
Perak Khan has solicited the Emperor, on he.
half of the Shah, to allow several officers of the
French army to enter the Persian service. The
proposal has been favorably received by tho Em
A French paper is endeavoring to prepare the
public mind of France for the repeal of the usury
The Prince Napoleon drove at once off to the
Tuileries, to intercede with the Emperor for the
suppressed paper, La Presse, and to remind him
of the danger of throwing suddenly out of employ
wont some 300 or 400 persons who are dependent
on the Presse for their sole means of subsistence,
but it was told that the Emperor was diningearly,
that he might go to the Ambigu to see Mine. Beetle
play Rose Barnard.' It is understood that
the New Year's Day will see the Frew restored
to its subscribers, but It must suffer severely by its
The Champagne vintage is said to be "most
brilliant" this year.
The following bit of imperial patronage of a
king is amusing: The Emperor of the French bas
boon so struck by the courage end devotedness dis-
played by the King of Portugal during the whole
of the visitation of the yellow fever, that Ilk Ma
jesty has charged Count Watewski, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, to transmit to the Kiug, through
Baron do Paiva, Portuguese Minister, the ex
pression of his sincere admiration.
DEBTORS tx Psnis.-4110 foreigners residing in
Paris are getting up a petition to the Emperor,
preying for a modification of the law on imprison
ment for debt. As it now stands, any foreigner
may be pulled put of his bed at daybreak, and put
into prison, at the suit of his Jailor, a warrant to
that effect being readily granted by the Tribunal
of Commerce at the request of a creditor. French
subjects aro not ee bad off. They sonnet bet cent
to Clitehy, the debtors' prison, without having
boon called on to show cause against their oredl
tors' applioation, or, to use the technical phrase,
eannot be arrested on "morns prooess.'-', The peti•
• Boners wish to be assimilated to French 'subjects
in this respect. •
The Duchess de Montponsier is to be godmother
to the Prince of the Asturias The prince, on the
day of his baptism, is to be decorated with tho
Order of tho Golden Fleeco and the Cron of Pe
laye, which last princes of the Asturias alone can
wear. The baptism was to take place with the
same ceremonial as that adopted for Philip IV.
All tin soldiers who wore acting as sentinels at the
palace on the day of the birth were, in aoeordance
with an ancient custom, to receive Lhoir discharge
from the army. A household had been formed for
the prince, and the Marquise Malpica and the
Marquis do Aleanices had been placed at the head
of it. It was reported that on th/f occasion of the
baptism an amnesty to political offenders would be
proclaimed. The Queen and the prince continued
in the mast satisfactory state. lier Majesty, it is
said, is desirous of giving her daughter—who, by
the birth of a prince, Mot lost the title of Princess
of the Asturias—a higher title titan that of In
Public servants in Prussia aro so ill-paid that it
is necessary for the titite to give them Christmas
boxes. 250,000 Cutlers have been allotted this
year for the purpose by the Government.
Letters from Rome stale that grout excitement
prevailed among the nobility of the oily, owing to
the arrest of ono of their number, Marquis --,
the director of the Monte di Pieta, what may be
called the "Government Pawnbroker General," a
deficiency of about £lO,OOO having bean detected
in his accounts. Owing to hie powerful comae°.
tions ho was subsequently released, and the affair
will probably he hushed up.
A telegraph from Berne announces the election
of a presidentof the National Assembly of Switz
erland. Keller, of Argon, has been chosen by
seventy-eight votes. Stehlin, of Basle, vice presi
dent, by sixty-fire votes; both Liberals. The
Conservative candidate, Gonzebach, polled twenty
Tho Mredirlandet, of Copenhagen, announces
that the Swedish Government has granted to MM.
Weetenholz the concession of a submarine tole•
graph between the eastern °oast and RUSSIA.
SEIIKDOSt.—Sonio interesting details have been
received relative to the reforms in contemplation
by the Czar in the situation of the serfs. Those
reforms will, it is said, consist first, of the right
accorded to the serfs to marry without the consent
of their master; secondly, corporal punishments
can no longer be inflicted, except on the sentence
of a communal tribunal ; thirdly, the master
cannot, at his own will, take the peasant from the
plough to make him a servant, or assign him any
other employment; and fourthly, the peasant can
no longer be transferred from one village to
Time COITSTESS MOW:V.—The house was
crowded to suffocation ' the imperial box alone
being unoccupied. The Count and Countess de
Morny wore present, and, for the find time, the
Parts public were admitted to joilgtnent on the
charms which have been so much vaunted in the
north and cast of Europe. The result of the ex•
antination is not wholly in confirmation of the
wide-spread false which those charms have ac
quired. Tho Countess's beauty is decidedly of the
petit genre—soft, and not commanding—the groat
peculiarity of the style being the very dark oyes
and very fair hair. This contrast gives a singu:
larlty to the oountenance, to which we " men of the
west" are totally unaccustomed. The youthful
countess was most simply attired, with no ornament
whatever in her sosjeure,lwhieh consisted entirely
of the plaitos, torsades, and ringlets of her own
magnificent hair. Greatdisappointment was expe
rienced in consequence, as the contemplation of
tho splendid jewels, said to have been bestowed by
the bmporor on her wedding, might be rookoned
for a large share in the curiosity with which her
presence was greeted. Much has been said of the
dazzling whiteness of the lady's pearly tooth;
but, ou the evening in question, no opportunity
was afforded for their display, as she did not once
open her lips to utter a single we'd during the
whole evening.—Paris Correspondence of the
Cowl Journal. Another Parts correspondent
says--Madame tie Morny, it is now quite certain,
does not " take" in Paris, and, as yet, fashion de
cides against her. She Is too little, and the
strangeness of her pale, flaxen hair, with her inky
dark eyes, astonishes but futile to please this capri
cious Parisian society. Besides, she is said to be
disagreeable and ; and, added to all this,
she hoe a rival, who carries everything before her,
and who is the queen of' beauty for this season,
Madame Korsakoff, a Russian also, who certainly
is magnifieently handsome, and on a grandly de
veloped smile.
SISBASTOPOL—A letter front St.
Potersburgh says The rebuilding of Sebastopol,
as is well known, is interdicted by the treaty of
Paris; but in that stipulation it is only the south
side of the town that Is mentioned, and nothing is
Enid against the north side remaining ao it is, or
the fortifications being extended. This part of the
place was, in consequence, minutely examined by
the Grand Duke Nicholas, during his late visit to
the Crimea, and works of fortification have been
commenced there. The Russian Government,
profiting by the lessons of the late war, is also
building a now fortress near Kertch."
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The counsellors of the Emperor of China, Record
ing to a private letter recently received, have got
him off on an excursion to Tartary, in order to
keep him out of the way or European embassies.
Tho last offiaial accounts received Non Shang
hai announce that the Chinese Government has
demanded of the Russian Government the imme
diate evacuation of the Chinese territory, of which
that power had taken possession on the banks of
the river Amor.
The Pays hes received a private letter from
London of December 2, stating that it bat been
decided toeparo the life of the King of Delhi, and
that ho will be impyiseneS in the Fortress of Vet
lore for the remainder of hie days. Nouvadja
Shah, King of Delhi,
now to his ninety-third
year, is the representative of the family of Akbar-
Khan, one of the founders of the Mogul empire.
Allahabad says : "Nona Sahib has again bolted.
Ills last advice to hie men is rich: ' Keep out of
the way of the blue cape (Madras fusiliers) they
hit without firing ( In allusion to tho long range of
the Enfield rifles, the report of whirl was often not
heard;) and when the highlanders get near any
village kill all the women, for them are the mom
wile have bead Bent out by the Queen to avenge
the deaths of their women and ebildren, and that
in the town t/ult g , ..9 into fiction with hits P "
The following telegraph was received at the
foreign dikta t Deo. 11, 1857, 5.15 r. M. :
AhnxeNnatA, December 5, 1857.—The Bombay
reached Sues on the •30th of November, bringing
dates to the 17th of November.
Oreathesure oolumn, after the battle of Agra,
was pushing on with all haste towards Oewnpore,
where on the 18.11 Brigadier (leant, of the 9th
lancers, joined 'and took command. On the 23d
they arrived,at Ranouj, where the enemy was cut
up by our cavalry and five guns captured. The
force, now about 3,60 strong, reached Oawnpore
on the .25th;'and being reinforced to 5,000 crossed
the Ganges 'tin the 30th, they reached Alumbagh
without obstruotion on the 3d, and there wait till
the commistlar-in-chief Pius them.
Luoknow, raid to be surrounded by 50,000 insur
gents, had not boon relieved at the' date of the
latest sbteen, but still held out.
Our force 0 Aloolbagh, only three miles from
Lueknow, thisttgli Easy conlmunioation with
Cawnpore, hstd pot numbed a line front Lucknow
for more titer( smooth. -
Heavy fighting, with slaughter, le believed to
have occurred. ''
Sir C. Cato Ikon, who left Cielcutta on the 27th
of October, 1'444 thfirupore- on the a of t(a.
yetuber, viteterile remained till the 9th, waithlg,
it is presumeZr, reinfbreeinents, which moot bring
up the Come it Alumbigh, when he joins, to close
on 10,000 mob.
On the Ist eif:Not'ember an action was fought
i t
near the vilhe eof Audios!, betwixt the Dinapere
mutineors in a detachment of 800 men, consiet
ing of part the 1161'411140de, and a detach.
meet of the flighlandore, with two nine-pound.
ore, under iliolonei - Yoweli, of hor Majesty's 5:3,1
root; our success was complete, but lose Leavy ;
Col. Powell - Oeing among the killed. . ‘
The Navalltrigade afterwards fell back onqiin.
koo with a 'flow of returning to Futtypore, and the
rest of the - Mops reached Cawnpore on the 2d.
The Hohileund rebels had again advanced to
ward& Nyneetal, and agnin taken to flight on find
ing the little force from that place IVIld approach
leg. ' Mohldpore having boon attacked on the Bth
of November by a body of ineurgent tribes from
the neighborhood, a portion of Diatwa contingent
joined the mirany, killed Captain Mille, Dr. Casey,
and Sergea hfajor O'Connell, and Mamma, cap.
toted thl gene, and compelled the other troops to
retire. -
According to the latest accounts from Bombay,
the Ist, Al, and 4th divisions Nieam cavalry, un
der Major Orr, attacked the roar guard of the re
bels on thy 12th of November, at Barrowul, re
capturing the whole of guns and stores taken from
111oltiatiore, also of the enemy's guns, 100 of enemy
killed, seventy-four prisoners; our easualtios not
yet received, hut said to be sever°.
The column under Brigadier Showers has cap
tured Ahrijjar, Dadree, Nunood, and other places
southwest of belhi, securing upwards of I:70,000
worth of treasure.
Farther worth, Oen. Van Cartlntuit still keeps
the country lu order.
The district between Agra and Meerut is septet
that post and passenger carriages run daily be
tween the two places.
*inward of Oudo the Dengalese Contingent
has gained two victories over bodies of the insur
Tho steamer Bengal reached Suez on the 8d inst.,
from Calcutta, but brings no later dates titan those
from Humbly.
The dates from along Kong art to the 30th of Oc
Preparations %ere being made for the assault of
Canton. Joint °lem
Trieste, 11th Deo., 9.30, A. M.
The St. Louis Democrat has an account of a re
ported battle near Fort Scott, in which five pro
slavery men were killed. The story appears to be
exaggerated. A correspondent of the Cincinnati
Gazette, -writing from Lecorapton on the 16th,
For the last two days rumors have boon currant
of a fatal collision at Sugar Mound, Bourbon
county, in the southern part of the Territory, be.
tween free-State and pro-slavery men. The sto
rks ore very conflicting. Ono account statet that
fifty frecoStato mu resisted a posse of one hundred
and fifty Missourians, who wore attempting to
servo procewcs under the bogus laws, and that ono
free-State man and three of their opponents, in
eluding the notorious G. N. Clark, the murderer of
Barbour, were killed; and on this morning, Oov.
Stanton r+#olvod dospatthoe which give no no doubt
of the pro.lavory version of tho affair.
They represent that "six hundred free• State
desperadoes" are &louring the country, haying
burnedeuvoral houses and killed several men.
ProbiNy stories are greatly exaggerated, but
some disturbances have undoubtedly occurred.
The Dtmorrat also has a letter from Doniphan,
Kansas, dated Dec. 176, saying •
A compsny of fifteen armed ruffians from Atchi
son have just left this city. after having murdered,
in the public streets, with a shot gun, Mr. Latham,
free•Stateruitixon of Doniphan These men came
in in parties of two, about one o'ffiesds this after.
noon, and after consulting together, one of them,
named MoVoay, shot at Mr. Latham,and mortally
wounded him, as he was peacefully walking along
the street, unarmed and unsuveeting, near the
Doniphan House. The buckshot entered his head,
and blew out his brains. Mr. Latham instantly
fell dead,
Another member of the Atchison company, after
the fatal shot was fired, discharged his rifle in the
air. The party then left town.
This outrage occurred so suddenly that no one
was prepared for it, and the murderers escaped.
A company of citizens of Doniplyin have started
in vll . lllll
'lbe death of Mr. Latham at Doniphan is con
firmed by Mr. Galley, apassenger from that place,
who Worms us that he was but a few foot from
Mr. L. when he was shot. De was fired at from
behind, and was killed without having any warn
ing from his assassins, or any knowledge of who
they Note.
The Frightful Murder nt Westfield, Mass
The Springfield Repi , h/sran of the 23d. says:
The most dreadful murder on record in this section
of country was discovered at Westfield on -Wednes
day morning. It is no less than the alaughtering,
In cold blood, of a wife and two children by the
husband and father, who has fled. What is most
remarkable, too, about the tragedy, is that it was
committed on Tueaday morning, December 15,
more than a week ago—in a house occupied, aleo,
by another family, and directly in the centre of
the tillage—and yet only became known on Wed
nesday morning
Albert Stoubs, the perpetrator of this dreadful
crime, is a native of Switzerland, a cigar maker
by trade, an intelligent, sober. and professedly
religious man, a member of the Baptist Church,
and apparently fond of his wife and cbildren,whoin
he has now so brutally butchered. Ifs was about
:35 years old, has lived in Westfield many years,
was well known and respeoted, and had constant
work and good wages in Krieit's cigar factory. Ile
married hie wife some six years ego, in Suffield,
Con. Her father, Charles Mott, now lives in
Southwick, adjoinin Westfield, and is a poor la
boring man. The children by the union write two,
ono about five, and the other two years of lige.
The threats of Mrs. Stoubs and the two children
were cut with a razor, apparently, last Tuesday,
since which time Stoehr. has not been seen.
Stoubs Lae been hoard to express a desire to go to
New York, hindered only by not knowing what to
do with his family; and this is the only suggestion
of n motive for the online. It Is thought he may
have now gone to that city, and there he could
hardly escape detection and arrest; but with eight
days time for flight, if ho has extended it farther,
to Europe, or the reunde parts of our country, he
will probably succeed In escaping earthly justice
Ile Is a short, thielc•set man, of good manners,
and 11:10r0 than ordinal) , intelligence for a
The house was owned by Stephen Spelmon, was
located on School street, and occupied in the other
part by Mr. Murdock and his family, while a stu
dent In the Normal School occupied a room
directly over that in which Mrs. Stoubs was found
murdered! Ile has come and gone, and slept for a
week within a few feet of all this horror and
death, and yet in undisturbed ignorance.
The crime has been telegraphed all over the
country:though with little hope of the capture of
the perpetrator. lie landed at New Orleans, upon
his arrival in the country, and an expectation is
entertained that ho may be found there.
Brat•.Au.—On Wednesday afternoon the Pawnee
delegation'(whose arrival we noticed,) accompa
nied by Major Denison, their agent, and Ilk
daughter, who has been adopted by the tribe, and
Samuel Allis, their Interpreter, had an interview
with Acting Commissioner Mix. This delegation
represents four bands of Indians, numbering three
or four thousand mots, located some forty or sixty
miles west of Omaha city. The ()evasion of their
visit is a promise made by Oen. Denver, last Sep
tember, on the occasion et making the recent trea
ty, that a portion of their leading men should have
an opportunity shortly to visit their Great Father,
the President, and also to see the settlements of
their white brethren, in order that they might
note the beneficent effects of civilization.
Tho interview was a singular affair, and fur the
three hours that it continued resembled rather
Quakel meeting than the visit of an ordinary In
dian delegation. Instead of the usual warlike ap
proach and:deelarmilory harangues, the Pawnees
approached the Commissioner reverently, bestow
ing on him huggings, kbsings, and endearing
looks. It appears to have brat a religious cere
monial on their part. The PIMIItO.4 hitvo great
reverence for the Supremo Being, and for the
officers of the tlovernment, whom they look upon ns
the medium of that Being. Fourteen or fifteen
minutes at a time they gazed fixedly upon the face
of the Commissioner, accompanying their gaze with
hestures resembling mesmeric passes, but which
owever, failed to mesmerize the wary Commis
stoner, and at the end of the interview he had sus
tained no ether harm than some discoloration of
face and shirt collar, through their contact with
the painted faces of the braves In the course of the
repeated huggings they bestowed upon him.—
il r ashttlgiOlt ,tar.
A horrible murder was committed at Port
Kennedy, Upper_ Merlon township, Montgomery
county, on Tuesday night. Robert Smith, a de
praved Irishman, has boon guilty of cruelly and
brutally killing his wife. No ono saw him com
mit the deed, but screams were hoard during the
night, and when Um noighboro replied to the
house, they found Mrs. Smith in a dying condi
tion. She died in a few moments nftor being first
discovored. A post-mortem examination was
made by Drs. L. W. Rued, of Norristown, and
John Schrock of Norristown, the opinion of whom
was, after a careful and critical examination of
the dead body, that the deceased came to her
death from bruising and boating The murdered
woman leaves an infant about nine months old,
and another child of about fivo years of age Smith
keit a bearing and was oorpmitted to prima,
M. D. P. 11011 , RR9' WALSUISTACCT TIMM, N. &
oonneß o► HIM% AND Watstvr.—" Marble Heart,"
"The Meg of the Milt."
ASIOTS SIXTII.—"The Laßt Dar; of Poinpeii"—" The
Itiyal Pages."
"Thu Rag Picker of Par Saida Clatho l —i.
dote Aruba."
OnseTNUT.—.l4thioplan Life Illustrated, concluding with a laughable allerpleca.
Clapp'e Grand Promenade and (lilt Concert
National U earth' Hall
The Observance of Christmas—General Inci
dent., of the .Day—lllardeis and Oatcaget—
Serious Accidents.
There was no cessation in the extensive prepara
tions which Nero made to insure a proper celebra
tion of the holidays, until midnight on Thursday.
In Ten Pnuoe, of Friday, we referred to the crow
ded anti remarkable condition of the sidewalks on
the previous night—so much so that everybody who
was at all in haste wee obliged to take to the Car
riage way, Stores that on three hundred and
twelve data in the year are closed at seven o'clock,
were britliantly lit up wail a very late hour, while
saleaman 'ttnd saliattotnen wore throwing thelins
selves about, like porpoises around the bows of an
outward-bound vessel.
.. -
Christmas passed off with leas out-door excite
ment than would have occurred bad the weather
not changed so suddenly cold. The variation in
the thermometer between Thursday and Friday
was fifteen degrees —a variation sufficient to stook
the market with enough colds and consumptions to
keep the doctors in work for the next thrse months.
The theatres wore open, and did a tremendous
business. The circus, in particular, was crammed
to repletion. The Episcopalians and Catholics
attended divine service in the morning, but the
afternoon was everywhere snored to merry-making
and festivity. The streets were very mach
crowded, although the air was so keen that the
pretty noses of the ladles looked as purple as the
bosom of a pigeon. Wo expect that there will be
very little diminution in the hilarity of the season
until after Now Year. Many of the stores were
open all day. This was especially the case in
Second and Eighth streets, but a few were also
open in Chestnut street. Whether they sold
goods enough to compensate the people for the loss
of a logititnate holiday remains to bo seen.
There were, unfortunately, excesses indulged in,
which ended in maiming and even in death; but,
notwithstanding these melancholy events, there
was considerably less drunkenness and rowdyism
than usual. Most people made the holiday en oc
casion of quiet home enjoyment; and the savory
fumes of roasting turkey and goose which worked
their way out into the frosty air during the day,
and the bright lights which beamed through bott
omed blinds and shutters after nightfall, betoken
ed high feasting and happy firesides. The cold,
raw, and cloudy weather tended to promote home
comforts; and the crowd in the streets was less
dense than usual. The account of the arrival and
reception of the lion. Stephen A. Douglas in the
Prima of Christmas morning, induced numerous
gentlemen to roll upon the distinguished Senator
at the Girard house, where they were all warmly
greeted. We, fortunately, had an introduction to
tho "Little Want," and were favored with a
friendly shake of the hand, a pioneers and an
honor that we will not soon forget.
The Central Police Station presented a very
curious appearance on Christmas morning. Young
men who had been arrested on tho previous eve
ning for drunken and disorderly conduct, were
seated in a line in front of the prisoners' dock,
and were a most doleful aspect. The office was
crowded by their friends and policemen, who mani
fested considerable interest in the fate of the
culprits—the former anxious to ascertain whether
their acquaintances were destined to miss the en
joyment of " a merry Christmas," and the latter
waiting to give tu their °Odense before the magis
Alderman Enett entered the office at an early
hour, with the usual genial smile upon hit honey°.
lent countenance, One by one the prisoners were
interrogated as to their names, residences, and the
objects of their skylarking, after which they were
Informed that they might all go home, and re
quested to remember hereafter that the near ap
proach of Christmas does not justify any violation,
however trivial, of the law, This gentle repri
mand was well received by those who were thns
released, who, as they were leaving the office,
turned to the alderman and said : ^ Good morn
ing, sir! A merry Christmas and a happy New
A rather aintisMg affair occurred in Market
street, below Ninth, on Christmas morning, which
is deserving of a passing notice. An individual,
respectably clothed, and with a very genteel ad
dress went into the 'William Penn Hotel, and
asked for employment. He elated that he bad
been out of-work for a considerable time, and was
without even a cent of money for the purchase of
food. A gentleman who heard his request pro-
I/090(1 to give him five dollars if he would carry a
brick across the street all day. This offer, made
in a jesting mood, woe immediately accepted, and
the unemployed" at onto commenced the per
formance of this novel task. Per nearly two
hours be walked. across the street with a brick in
his and attracted a crowd numbering be
tween two and three hundred persons. This cu
rious undertaking elicited much humorous com
ment; and the whole affair was only terminated
by the appearance of a police officer, who took the
"street-walker — into custody, and dispersed the
crowd. Alderman Thompson stated to the priso
ner that his conduct was liable to cause a breach
of the peace, and then dismissed hint. A con.
siderablo sum of money was collected for him, and
ho went on his way rejoicing.
Lieut. Ramos, of the Sixth Police District, in
alluding to this curious Christmas freak, says in
his report to Mayor Vaux, made on Saturday :
Yesterday morning, about nine o'clock, a citizen
of Kansas, who preferred good old Pennsylvania to
Eames, with or without the becompton Constitu
tion, found himself in this city, and hard up. Af
ter trying in vain to got employment, he had, at.
last, Mend a person, who had more good nature
than good sense, who employed hint to carry a
brick from ono side of Market street to the other,
for a certain sum of money. The crowd became at,
petit that the reserve police were called into re-
The Mayor of the city on Friday directed that
all lodgers who might elaini shelter at any of the
city police stations during the night, should have
bread and coffee served out to them. The Mayor
paid for the articles front his private purse. The
act was a charitable ono, and many a poor wrotoh
availed himself of the opportunity of obtaining
something to eat.
At several points bread, during the day, was dis
tributed gratuitously to the poor.
The juveniles at the Northern Home fur Friend
less Children had gifts distributed to them on
Christmas afternoon. During this afternoon there
were numerous visitors to the institution.
On the Ridge road, near Melon street, a sensa
tion was created by it tree growing on the side
walk being decorated with old hats and shoes,
and other emblems wt poverty. The display was
intended to represent hard times, and it was in
very bad taste.
The scarcity of fires on Christmas eve and night
was a gratifying feature of the holiday. Fire De
tective Blackburn was constantly on the alert, but
fortunately his services were not called into requi
About five o'clock on Christmas morning a car
rier of the Tun named lt. Mil, while
serving his papers at Ninth and Wharton streets.
had his attention attracted by a whistle, which
appeared to come from some person in the lumber
yard of Robert Clink, Jr., at the junction of these
streets. In a moment afterwards he saw a person
come from this yard, and beard him say to a com•
?anion, who bad evidently been waiting for him
outside, "tin for the engine." Suspecting th it
these hull% idu.ils were incendiaries, Mr. Hill
jumped over the fence, and die of erect that a fire
hail been kindled, it hick, after sumo little difficul
ty, ho succeeded in extinguishing. It would hate
been well if the villains who tired this place had
been followed by Mr. Hill, and measures taken to
procure their arrest.
An alarm of fire teas caused on Thursday morn
ing by the burning of a chimney of a house in
George street, below South, in the Fourth ward.
'rho roof was also slightly damaged.
About twelve o'clock. on Thursday night, a ne
gro man named Nathaniel Barris was passing
along Lombard street, abovo Sixth, when ho was
deliberately shot through the head with a revolver
in the hands of another colored man named Win.
Durham. Durham, after shooting Harris, fired
two shots at a man named Courshaw, but without
striking him Durham fled, and Barrie was taken
to tho l'ennsyltania lioTital, where he died at
half-past ten o'clock on }ridgy morning. On Sa
turday afternoon Coroner Fenner held an inquest,
in the osso.
Themes S. Cour:di:lw, colored, sworn—About 12
°VGA on Thursday night I was going up Loin.
bard street, above Sixth, on the upper side ; Na
thaniel Harris was on the other side , Harris was
behind Win. Durham; Durham turned around
and shot Harris, who full; Durham then turned
around and said to You yeller son of --,
I will give it to you ;" he then fired two shots at
me, bat did not Lit sue; I ran oft; Isaac COX and
1 then picked Barris up; 1 don't think Durham
wits drunk , these was no quarrel between thew
leave Cox, colored, swern—l was its Lombard
structlabove Sixth, behind Durham and Harris,
Durham was ahead; I saw bins shoot Barris,
Durham had been struck and knocked into the
street, and then he tired , the snort who struck
Portions ran on ; it was not Harris who struck
him; both the deceased and Durham were young
mon; Durham is a bar tender, Hinds used to
work on Chestnut street wharf, Durham was in•
oxicated at the time of the occurrenee
Dr. Duntou was affiliated and testified that his
had made a post man tem examination of the de
ceased in the morning, and found the hall in the
book part of the braii. The deceased lived about
ten hours after he was admitted to the 11o ,, pital
Samuel Rodney, colored, sworn—l was at Lom
bard and Tenth streets, and heard the report of a
pistol ; 1 then went to Sixth street, on my road
there I heard of the shooting; I heard Durham
say at Phillis Brown's tavern, in the evening, that
he would have two out of the party, and he
threatened Courshow particularly.
Robert Handy, colored, sworn--I was in Sixth
street near Lombard, and heard three reports of a
pistol; I went around in Lombard street, and saw
Harris lying on the ground; six of us carried him
to the hospital; he was insensible; 1 have hoard
Durham threatens to shoot three yellow siren; this
was st a card party at Mrs. Clark's, on Tuesday
Isaac Freeman, colored, sworn—l was at Sixth
and Lombard when the pistol was tired ; I saw
Harris after be was shot; 1 was in company with
Harris in the early part of the evening; he was
not intoxicated then.
. .
Jesse Dorsey, colored, sworn—This witness heard
the report of the pistol and saw Harris fall ; saw
Durham fire; Durham and Harris were talking
together a moment before the shooting ; Durham
ran off up Lombard street as soon as he fired the
shot ; I saw no one strike Durham before he fired
There were several other witnesses present, but
't was not darned necessary to examine thew.
The jury, after a brief deliberation, rendered a
verdict that the deceased bed come to his death
by a pistol shot fired by William Durham.
The latter has not yet beea arrested; ha was seen
in the city on Friday morning.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock on Christmas morning
a tragedy was enaoted at the Butchers' Inn, Mane
yank, kept by Madison Richmond. It seems that
a ball was in progress at the tavern, and a number
of the participants were indulging in the bar
room. Among the persons present were two Eng
lishmen named George Ileckfard and John Lee.
Lee caught Rockford in a rough manner by the
neck, and so incensed the latter that he knocked
him clown and kicked him in the head. From the
injuries received in this manner Lee died in about
half an hour. Rockford was immediately taken
into custody. The latter is a coal-heaver ; he has
a wife and three children. Lee was employed as
a hemmer in a factory ; be left a wife and fiv e
children. The affair caused a great excitement in
Manayunk. Ifeckford was greatly distressed when
he realized the extent of the crime he had com
mitted in the heat of his anger.
On Friday, Coroner Fenner held an inquest
in the ease. The following evidence was elicited.
Madison Riolamonti sworn—l am the proprietor
of the "Butchers' Inn." I do not know how the
difficulty commenced ; the first that I knew of it,
1 saw Lee lying upon the floor of the barroom;
saw George Redford strike him with his Ist; after
in had struck him once, he stepped back twostepe,
and as he fell, he kicked him is the face., I think
that the parties had a quarrel, but there *vie so
many persons in the bar-room that I could not tell.
I do not think that he kicked mere than once; both
of the men were excessively drink. John Lee, I
the deceased boasted that ho could lick any Eng
lishman in the house; I am positive that be kick-
ed him after he was down. It was about one-half
or three quarters of an hour after the occurrence
that Lee died. Dr. Ramsey attended him.
Francis Pierson, sworn—Ll did not see the com
mencement of the affray; I was In the bar-room
leaning against the bar, when the deceased came
up to me and said that ho was going to fight, or
whip English George ; I told him that I could not
go with him, for I was going to take a drink; the
next time that I saw him, a man named Thomas
Adams was trying to keep him and English George
apart. The deceased was about to walk awa7 from
George, when George bit him on the head with his
fist and knocked him down; then he kicked him,
and was stooping down to strike him, when I pull
ed hint back; ho was on the door; I tried to lift him
but he was too heavy; afterwards, however, I got
help, and then we rased him English George
boil no weapon; I did not see Lee strike George.
It was about two o'clock A. M. when the deceased
came to the hotel; I hoard no person urging the
two noun to fight.
George W. Gains, sworn—l was present at the
fracas; I saw George strike and kick thedeceased;
I saw no previous quarrel; Lee appeared to be
dead when he was lofted up; when he was struck
he did not fall immediately, but appeared to tun
a few steps before he fell; !observed no effort on
the part of deceased to strike George. There was
no ring forming in which the parties were to fight;
among the crowd around I heard some voices say
" Go in :" and some were apparently endeavoring
to stop the affray ; neither of the men took their
coats off; they were both drunk and could
scarcely stand; the deceased came to the back
part of the room to fight English George.
Dr. S. P. Brown, sworn—l made a post mortem
examination of the deceased ; I saw no bruise nor
cuts, except an incised wound, three-quarters of
an inch in length, over the outer angle of the su
pra orbital ridge of the left eye ; there was some
effusion of blood beneath the pericranium, and
considerable turgescence of the vessels; on re
moving the skull there was great effusion of blood
at the base of the brain, which no doubt caused
There were several other witnesses examined,
but their evidence was simply corroborative of the
At tho conclusion of the examination, the coro
ner's jury returned a verdict that the deceased
name to his death by a blow indicted by George
. .
On Christmas eve a ball was given at the public,
bouse of Richard Thomas, No. 143 Dock street, be
low Second. During the night some rowdies at
tempted to force their way into the bell-room.
They were remonstrated with by Mr. Thomas, and
finally persuaded out into the street. After a
time, one of the party culled Mr. Thomas out,
and, after be got upon the sidewalk, tho landlord
was attacked by the fellow, 'who plunged a knife
into the side of Mr. Thomas. The latter t 3 so
badly hurt that his life is despaired of. Ile was
still alive last night.
Michael Tobin was subsequently arrested on the
charge of inflicting the wounds. On Friday morn.
ing the accused had a bearing before Alderman
Eneu. The evidence against him was very posi
tive. Tobin was committed to await the result.
On Friday afternoon a squabble took place in
Bedford street below Seventh, between John
Collins and his wife, about a bottle of runt.
During the quarrel the wife became much ex
asperated, and stabbed her husband in the head.
The knife entered one ear and came out under the
chin. The wounded man was taken to the hospi
tal, and the wife waa committed to prison.
On Friday night an attempt was made to stab
the wife of Evan Roberts, at her residence, Queen
street, above Palmer, Eighteenth ward. William
Williams was arrested on the charge of committing
the outrage.
A row occurre4 at a colored ball in St. Mary
street, near Sixth, on Christmas eye. A:man
named Elliott was cut about the face with a razor
in the hands of the indignant husband of a sable
dame with whom he was dancing.
Two brothers, named Charles and James Gal
lagher, were arrested at-Sixth and Bedford streets,
on Christmas eve, on the charge of stabbing Pat
rick Carr. The latter is badly cut. He is at the
Officers Bunting and Hubbard, of the sixth police
district, arrested two oysterman on Thursday
morning, in front of the Bull's Head Hotel, in
Market street, below Eleventh, on the charge of
being engaged in a tierce street fight. The accused
were taken before Alderman Thompson. of the
Ninth ward, who committed them to answer.
On Friday afternoon two men. giving the names
of Louis Miller and George Honey, were arrested
and charged before Alderman Willianswith drunk
and disorderly conduct. They were held in $lOOO
each to answer, and ware confined in one of the
cell+ of the Eleventh ward station house, in Third
street, near tireen. About 8 o'clock in the even
ing some of the lodgers who were in an adjoining
cell asked the turnkey for a drink of water. He
procured it for them and was about to leave, when
the two prisoners preferred the same request.
The turnkey opened their cell door to hand them
a drink, when they seized the tin cup, dashed the
water in his face, and sprang upon him. One of
them grasped his throat, and the other maltreated
him as much as possible. The cries of the victim
fur help at length aroused some of the inmates of
the second story of the house. (the cells aro in the
Wetuent,) and the unfortunate turnkey was res
cued, after having sacred r iolenee of a very se
rious character. Ills name is John Donnelly
The two men, who aro Poles, were recommitted to
their cell, and on Saturday morning, before Alder
man Eneu, were held in $2OOO each to answer the
aggravated offence.
Fatal dad other Accidents.—On Christmas
eve a shocking mishap took place at the house of
Mrs. Linger& No. 1020 Croon street, Eighteenth
ward. Mrs. Lingard had three children; two of
whom ware in bed, up stairs. The mother placed
the youngest, Florence Elizabeth, aged eighteen
months, in a cradle upon the first floor, and then
went out to make bolue purchases for the children,
leaving the latter alone in the house. She returned
in half an hour, and was horrified to find her in
fant lying upon the floor in the agonies of death,
and burned to a eel?. It seems that the mother
left is fluid lamp burning upon the table, and it is
supposed that the child crept from the cradle and
pulled the lamp over upon herself. The table
cover woo burned 'The mother use rendered
almost frantic by the shocking el, out. Coroner
Fenner held an inquest in the ease on Christmas
About ten o'clock on Christmas morning, a non
named licorge A. Diehr, met with a sudden death,
by being run over by a freight train on the Nor
ristown 'Railroad, in Ninth street, above Poplar.
At the time of the accident, there was an alarm of
fire, and the unfortunate man, while going to an
engine•houso near the place, was assailed by some
boys, who threw clones at him. Turning around
to chase them, it is supposed that he attempted to
jump between two care of a lime train, which was
passing slowly lie was caught by the brakes
and turned over on the track, when one of the
trucks passed over his left side, killing him in
stantly. His body was also horribly mutilated
The train was going at a speed considerably slower
than usual, and woo stopped immediately after the
liocurrenee Thu deceased was a single man,
twenty-tour years of age. and resided with his pa
rents, at No 803 North Tenth street Coroner Fen
ner held an inquest upon the body. The jury ren
dered a verdict of death by being accidentally run
over by a freight train on the Norristown Railroad
No blame is attached to those having charge of
the train.
On Christina:: Eve, a party of "boys and girls"
indulged in a dance at the house of Mr. Vander
slice. on Bishop street, near Vienna, and while in
the height of their merriment, the t1 , ..0r gave way,
and the entire party, tidier, stove and all, were
precipitated into the cellar. The ~erattibliug that
ensued is representLd to us as being of the tallest
kind The girls got their hoops 4usa..shea, but
luckily nobody a :Li seriously injured
Stephen Donavan, it lad, f e ll titon the ice, on
Chri ins v, nod fractured his thi4h bone Ile was
reevised at st Jtmetsla's llospitul, and attended
by J. M 11) felling Peron ,
were abo teceis etl at the Penioylrania Ilospit.ll
dewing Chre•tra as
Thotua, holey , tiged twenty, cut in the held and
John Turner, aged twenty-one. arm cut by run
ning it through a window pane
Francis Holland, aged fourteen, left band injur
ed by thu premature direhargo of a pistol.
Reliant Munnety, aged seventy-Eve, thrown
down in the street by a crowd, head injured
Charles Petrowski, aged twenty-one, left arm
fraetured, struck with bar of iron
.. , .
IMEarly ou Thursday morning an officer discovered
a large Engli , hman in the act of carrying off' a
quantity of lumber from a planing mill en Arrant
street, in tierinautown. On the approach of the
ofli-er, the thief dropped a portion at the plunder
and ran of with one board. As the officer gained
upon him, the rmteal turned and attacked him
with the lumber. A desperate conflict then ensued.
during which the °Neer lost his "billy." The
rogue woo finally secured and taken to the station•
house. Ile had a hearing before Alderman
when he gave the name of William steer. lie ~as
held in $l,OOO bail to answer at court
Beaieger.—On Saluiday, before Aldcr
man Moore, one William Truy was charged oith
boiegins his wife, after the pugilistic
Tho testimony showed a siege of about a week's
duration. Mrs Troy woo fortified in her
which !made her liege lord assaulted. Victory
wavered between the two The husband had bat
tered several entrances through the main gate,
but had always been forced to retract with broom
stick wounds On Friday night the Amazonian
sallied out, when the male Troy attacked her with
success, and took forcible pose..‘,..ion of the demi
elle, The wasistrate, who, at times, Is very am>.
Corrospoodonto for " Tn Pula " will glow bets is
i tto following
Every ectassoanleathste mut be teasers:did by the
twee of the enter. In otter to berate flotreataessof
the typography, bat one Cie a a sheet altealtt be
sr:tato upon
R• ahaa
ha greatly ohliged to gontleman PanneYl
- and nth er States for mateibutiona E lvi n tka ear_
nut nave of the day in their parttralar totlitits, the' of the sarroandlag &matey, the [scream of
population, and any information that will M intermalog
to the general
modating, sent the !kb:mice:le beelepr toMoya
out of
mewinghim. for thirty dap, to get the bed whleheY
Bold Burglary.—A morning or two since,
the residence of Mrs. Bake No . No. 247 &nth
Tenth street, was burglarioady entered between
the hours of one and three o'clock, and completely
ransacked from top to bottom. An entrance was
effected through the front of the premises, a store
being in the basement. The burglars entered the
bed-chamber of Mr. T. B. Pugh, on the ascend
floor, and while Mr. P. and wife were sleeping, •
gold watch was taken from under the pillow, the
bureau forced open, and a parse containing 53 ab
stracted. The guard chain of the watch and purse
were left behind, as wee also a quantity of cloth
ing, Sc. The rascals left Mr. P.'s room, fiat lock
ing the door from the outside, and next proceeded
to the chamber of two ladies, and, while the in
mates were sleeping, broke open a box and stole
SIC. The gold studs were taken from Mr. P.'s
shirt bosom. About half-past 3 o'clock Mr. P.
awoke, and gave the alarm, but the burglars bad
made good their escape.
The New Stale .1/rat/mi.—The building in
tended for the new State Arsenal is now completed
and ready for occupancy. The entire strneture
has been built in the moot substantial sumer,
more attention having been paid to strength than
to ornament. The building has a front of ifty
feet on Sixteenth street, and extends in depth
along Filbert street 132 feet, and is three stories
high. It is of fine premed brisk, ornamented with
pilasters. The find story is thirteen feet six babes
sn height, the second sixteen feet six inches, and
the third eleven feet six inches. The second - gory
is the room cf the building. It is well lightel by
windows on three aides of it. The Moor 19 sup
ported by columns in the first story. The room is
clear of any - obstruction, the telling being sup
ported by iron rods running to the roof. It was en
this room that the police drill took plan. -The
walla an Filbert and Sixteenth strata are 2.1 - feet
thick; the other two walls are 18inchealleier.' -
Our Night Schools.—We have already nee
aced the closing of several night schools in differ-
Sent sections of the city. The Madison evening
school was also closed on the 23d inn., with ap
propriate exercises. The number of scholars" ad
mitted exceeded four hundred, and the average
nightly attendance was more than one-half of this
number. Interesting addresses were delivered by
Mr Samuel Megargee, President of the Board of
Directors of the Eteventhkectionland Mr. Daniel
M. Fox. The ceremonies were concluded by quite
a neat speech from one of the pupils, who accom
panied his remarks by the presentation of a hand
some testimonial of regard to the lady teacher of
his division.
Fire.—Abcut half-past 10 o'clock on Satur
day night a fire broke out in the rear of the cabi
net-making establishment of N. Mayer, No. 225
south Second street, above Spruce. The fire burned
briskly for a time, but by the active exertions of
the firemen, the flames were confined lo a small
compare. The fire appears to have commenced at
the head of the second-story stairs, in the work
shop. The principal loss is by water. It is covered
by Insurance. The origin of the fire is a myvery.
A number of poor families lived in a court near by
the burning shop. The women and children
turned out of their houses in droves during the
./1 Modern Giant.—On Wednesday night, the
officers of the Twenty-eecond ward were surprised
by the entrance of an individual whom they all
supposed to be a giant. He gave his name as Wil
liam Foulk, and applied for lodging. Upon being
measured, he was found to reach a height of sir
feet seven inches. He is a German by birth, 2d
years of age, and said that he had served four years
in the German army.' Upon keying the army, be
went to Russia, where he also served two year, In
the army of that country. The company to Which
he was attached was composed of persons the small
est of whom was six feet, and the largest seven feet
two inches.
Conduct.—Two young men, giving
the names of Henry Cummings end James Skit . -
ington, were arrested in Dock street, on Saturday,
by Officer Young, charged with drunken and dis
orderly conduct. They endeavored to force them
selves into one of the Richmond omnibuses, bat
were prevented by the agent Cummings threat
ened to shoot the agent, and when searched at the
central office a heavily loaded revolver was found
on his person Both were locked up for a hearing.
Serenade.—On Cbristtnas eve the fine
corps of Philadelphia Grasp gave a delightful
serenade to their late colum‘ader, Captain Rush.
The serenade took place at the house of the bro
ther of the captain, J. Murray Rush, Esq. After
the music ended the serenading party was hand
somely entertained by Captain 'lush.
Cars of the Track.—The train of cars from
Baltimore, due in this City at 1 o'clock on Saint
day afternoon. ran off the track, near Chester.
The baggage ear was pretty well smashed, but the.
pailenger cars escaped with little damage. For
tunately no person was injured. The train was
delayed three hours by the mishap.
arrest for arson.—A lad named Joseph
Ziegenfum was arrested on Christmas err, charged
with being an accomplice of William Dann, •
noted incendiary, who is now in prison. Ziegen
fags is implicated in several acts of arson. A war
rant for his arrest has been for a long time in the
hands of officials.
Serious Fall.—On Saturday, a man named
Andrew Wilson was admitted into the Pennsyl
vania Hospital. with his legs broken, the result of
a all un the pavement. in Fitzwater street. near
Star Presenled.—Lientenant Jacoby, of the
Twentieth Ward, received, on Thursday afternoon,
from the men in his division, a handsome gold star
as a Christmas gift. The presentation was made
the occasion of the usual speech-making, Sc.
3nother Burning Can.—A colored woman.
who lived in Jones's alley, near Sixth and Mary
streets, was bully burned, on Saturday, by her
clothes taking fire. She was taken to the Hospital.
The Afoyantensing Soap Society will com
mence the distribution of soup and bread to the
poor. this morning, in Catharine street, above
There was a lively Kill of snow on Saturday,
but sot ~u fficient for sleighing.
The shock of an earthquake was sensibly felt
in several portions of 3faine on Wednesday after
noon, about half-past one o'clock. At Gardiner,
Hallowell, Augusta, Waterville, and Lewiston, the
vibration of the earth was quite apparent and
alarming. At Gardiner, buildings trembled. win
dow' rattled, glass was broken, and occupants of
stores and houses ran out to escape the expected
fall of their tenements. The Joernal says brick
walls vibrated three inches out of line. At Lewis•
ton, the A,lt-3eote says, a chimney was thrown
down, and the ceiling in both depot buildings was
torn off. The sound of the phenomenon was at first
like the sharp explosion of a cannon or powder mill,
followed by a prolonged rumbling.
The Charlottesville (Vu.) .Idrocale says
that a very likely negro boy, belonging to 3lts.
Stephens, of Greene, and hired this year to Mr.
Chapman, near Free Union, was killed on 3londay
of last week, in the moat shocking manner. lie
was thrown from a horse. his foot hung in the
stirrup, and thus dragged for a considerable dis
tance at a furious rate, his head and body were
terribly crushed. Ills body was dragged with such
violent force against a gate post that the staple
fastening the stirrup leather to the saddle gave
way and left the mangled and deal body at the
gate. When found, life was completly extinct.
The Cleveland Plaindeuler states that the
eminent tragedian Edwin Forrest, who has been
quite ill at the American House for the put few
days, is rapidly recovering, and that be will prob
ably be entirely well in a short time We cans - 7.. c
refrain, in this connection, from git i n g rublizity
to an in:tar:ea tf the great tragedian's literaial..
After receiving his pay in full tram the managers
of the theatre here, he, on being advised cf their
depressed ein:utustances, generously presented
them with three hundred dollars.
Mr. Samuel King, of Rising. Sun, (Ind.)
died very suddenly on Tuesday last- Re berme
involved in dnancialdiflicultiu, and his
in New York came en with large claims, male.
Mr. King alleged, by his partner, without hit
knowledge, and closal his store. He wu e 3 over
come by these troubles that after a conversati , u
with his wife be laid down and was soon Conti
A bear wai caught in a trip at Nortinaeli,
Vt., last wtek, and to save dear life he gnswe4 cS
the I,lw that held him to the Israge instrument
Being no surgem., he netlected to tie up
the arteries. and his pur.uers readily followed tie
trail of 1,10,4 f,,r 5. e when they wail) orer
cause the panting fit,ri tire, eXh3U., , t24/s he we. ty
the loss of the vital fluid.
A man named Beaty, left Burlington, Vt., a
few weeks Fine', fora long hart, and tha return cf
his dog having alarmel the family a rearet, was
made, and tho faithful animal led the party to a
bole in the ice near the mouth of the Wine:raski
river, where the dead body was found.
The new proposed Territory of Arizona em
traxP, about 27,000 square miles, and if Wanda.
by New Itlexteo on the north. and the Mexican
State., of Sonora and Chibuahirt on the szlath, atd
extends we•tua:d to the C•oloradl river.
After the first of January:, all marriages of
re•i.lenta avalemnized oat of the State,
with the intent to evade the pablielment law,
will be void. if the lathe! return 1) I.taiLe an.l re.
There tvas quite .1 severe snow st•ornt in Vie-
Chriotmts day It fell in the ne:zbb r
hoo,l of 1ti..3m3n1 to the depth of twe!re cr
teen inche.
Hon. Henry Potter, Judge of the D.,trizt
C..urt of the United Shtes to :`;,rtb Car,linA,
at hk residence, near Fayetteville co the 2.t:h in
In Cambridge, Mass., A. G. Fatten was put
en trial for stealing a ben. bat the evidence oz)wel
that the fowl II ILi a rs,sier and the szetalea was
Dr. Flay cc, the companion of Pr. Kane, if
Aran c.rnmenong a se:ie+ of lectarv , at the
Stnith?oniin In.titnte..n Arctic eaplJralic.nt
The limes County Ga:ette say.; th tt
tior ii. S Iwte, late ut California, design= Pe
tting peruaaceatly in Memphis.
Intsit GENTLEMAN, Walking in the eity
the other day, was reeomtucoded to h LvJ
broker for a di.count. The broker 10. , i,eal
the aceeptanee, and as usual, stated 4,lne dub
culties. ‘• It has." he said, ,‘ a gr, at many
days to run, ai you see, sir." "That's lazy
true, but I beg yon to observe that they are
the shortest days in the year."
A Norma or TALKER .-1t seems that tha
French ,language has 5,0)0 mere wards than
the English. Upon this tact being mentioned
to a lady, she said, Well, sure they must
want them all, for the French tilt: ever 19
much more than we de."—Punch.