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8 THE DAILY EVENING 'TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MAY 9, 1870. THE FIN!? ARTS. Art Mnttft-a la Philadelphia. If tbe fine arts began and ended with the making f)f many paintings and statues, tho necessity for the organization of a thorough system of art education In the ITnited States would not be so apparent as It la when we consider that In reality the (treat principles of art have, or ought to have, their ap plications In a Multitude f ways to the dally lire of people of every cls in society, it la an axiom in art that beauty is cheaper than ugliness, and one of the main arguments In favor of art schools Is that they directly and Indirectly aid In the education of the public taste. Artistic culture is notonly reOnlngand elevating in Itself, but Its Influence is bronght to bear In all the affairs ol life, and In a multitude of Imper ceptible ways It becomes an Important auxiliary to religion and morality. It teaches men and women how to make their homes attractive to themselves and their children with the least possible expendi ture of money for good taste costs nothing and so far from being merely one of the prerogatives of riches, art Is capable of furnishing to poverty a thou sand means of Innocent enjoyment that are worth more than many of the pleasures that money alone can buy. A man may not be able to possess pictures and statues, but nothing except the waut of know ledge and good taste will prevent him from appre ciating whatever Is benntlfnl In them. Riches will provide splendid furniture for a house, but a reflned artistic taste will combine the meanest materials so as to produce a more pleasurable effect upon even uncultured beholders than any mere expendi ture of wealth will do unless It is guided by the same kind of taste. There are hundreds of houses In this city upon the Internal and external decoration of which money has been lavished unsparingly, that are cheerless and uncomfortable to their occupants without their knowing why and that in their mis application of good materials are monuments of vulgarity and palpable evidences of the want Of Boine system of artistic traiulng that will make Itself felt not only on a small coterie of men and women vi ho adopt art as a profession, bnt upon the body of society. Until there is such a general art culture as this, artists will .never have the proper stimulus to produce really good work, aud Ameri can art, viewed collectively, will always remain in ferior and dependent upon that of Kurope. Such Institutions as the Academy of Fine Arts in this city and the so-called National Academy in New York ought to aid materially in the education of the public and In the promotion of a general artistic cul ture. What they have done in this direction In the past, however, is so little as to be scarcely apprecia ble, and what they may do in tho future will depend in a great degree on whether they will be conducted on very different principles from those that regulate their performances at present. Now they are the mere playthings of a few wealthy men, or bones of contention between rival factions of artists, and the only objects for which such Institutions have any right to exist are subordinated or lost sight of altogether that they may minister to the pride of a few individuals, who in a very lmperrect degree re present the artistic knowledge and taste of our prin cipal cities. It Is now announced definitely that the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has secured a lot of ground npon Chesnat street, above Broad, and that the erection of a new building will be com menced at as early a day as possible. Our hopes are great but our expectations small with regard to a material Improvement or the Academy in case of its removal to more commodious quarters, but with the disastrous experiences of the past to warn them, It may be that tho directors will have public spirit enough to at least make an effort in the direc tion of the establishment er an art school that will really do something for art education. At this time we have only one word of warning to give. Let the uses to which the new building is to be devoted be the first and main thing to be considered. If the means In hand are limited, let all idea of a grand piece Of architecture be abandoned.and a plain, sub stantial structure, with well-lighted and well-ventilated galleries and class-rooms, be planned,and then, if there is money enough, It will be worth while to consider whether any ornamentation is necessary. tVe are convinced, however, that, with tho exercise of that good taste that ought to be shown In an Aca demy of Fine Arts if anywhere, a building can be erected at a comparatively moderate cost that will be at once attractive in itself and adapted In every respett to the purposes for which it is intended. While the Academy of Fine Arts has thus far failed In Its objects, It is gratifying to know that we have in this city one art institution that in a legiti mate; though too modest manner Is really carrying on the work or art education with practical results of the highest Interest and Importance. The School of Design on West I'enn Square was established for the purpose of furnishing women with the means of making their living in an honorable manner. Thisob ject has never been lost sight of, but in reality the chief value ol this school is the fact that It teaches art as a science, that it instils correct principles of taste from the very commencement, and that It demon strates the application or the principles or design to the multifarious concerns of every-day life. It is In this respect, after all, that the most decided Impres sions of the value of art must be made, aud art culture must begin In America.as it has In every other country, by the application of the beautiful to the useful. Industrial art is the parent of high art, and high art will never De understood or appre ciated by the mass of the population until they are educated Into a knowledge of the artistic value of the various articles or utility that meet them at every turn, and that contribute to the convenience and comfort of every-day life. Fine pictures and One sta tues can only be procured by the wealthy ; but every man, rich or poor, Is Interested in knowing how to choose carpets, furniture, and wallpaper that will harmonize with each other and produce the most pleasing effect upon the eye. It is this kind of knowledge that the School of De sign gives to its pupils, and that they, when scat tered over all parts of the country, communicate to the mass of the people. The school ever since Its foundation has had to struggle for existence and for a proper recognition from the public. Its principal has never yet been able to carry out his Ideas or te advance the course of study to that point of com pleteness that he desires. As a practical man, hew ever, he has at all times done the best that Is possible with the material In hand, and the results achieved thus far demonstrate very plainly the trjth of the opinion that has been advanced over and over again In these columns, that art education to be worth any thing must rest upon a scientific basis, and that no first-class art work can be achieved unless the artist has passed through a course of thorough elementary training. The elementary principles of art are the feame whether for painting, sculpture or iadistrlal design, and the time is fast approaching when the necessity for thoroughly-appointed art schools in this country will be perceived If we expect to com pete at all with Europe in the productions of our workshops and factories, not to speak of our studios. As a nloneer in this field, the School of lesign in this city la particularly worthy of the attention of the public Recently an extensive addition nas ocen made to the building, In which Is included a nne statue gallery, where the most important casts from the antique have been placed for the conventeo.ee of the students. The attractiveness of the gallery and it facilities for study have been greatly increased by the Introduction of a large number of tropical plants which finely contrast with the statues. These are objects for the use of the students In their daily work but they have an equally Important function in the silent education that their mere presence as ornaments gives, and the amount of Interest that they add to the great works of classic art around them can scarcely be expressed. Tha collection of antique casts possessed by the School of Design is probably the most complete in the couu try, and It represents lu a very perlect maimer all the different styles of ancient and mediievul art. These were purchased with money appropriated by the State, aud wi'h a wise forethought moulds of the principal ones were also procured for the purpose of furnishing duplicates to schools In all sections of the Commonwealth. With a view of informing the public with regard to the practical operations of the School of Design, it will be nicced tomorrow aud f or a week after to nil who Bi&j desue io visit it &ud gee fur fUeoaitfim what Is being done. The school will go en as nsua, and those whe attend will be able to obtain soma adequate Idea of its objects and Its methods of In" strnction. We hone that sufficient Interest will be felt te Induce many of onr cltisens to make them selves acquainted with the school and its system, and that this exhibition will be productive of good both to the Institution and the community at large. It may not be amiss to say a few words here about the complaint sometimes made by Inconside rate and thoughtless persons that the discipline of the school is unnecessarily strict; that pupils are not permitted to come and go, or to receive visitors, whenever they may desire; and that a compliance with the rules Is rigidly insisted npon at all times. There 1 a very general idea, encouraged by the manner iln which the classes at the Academy of Fine Art are regulated or rather not regulated that art schools are free-and-easy sort of places, In which the students are masters. In the School of Design, however, the necessity for application Is In sisted upon, not only as the only means bj which any educational process can be properly carried on, but as necessary to the mental training that is one of the great objects of any system of education. The School of Design Is immediately for the pur pose of Instructing young women in a profession by which they can earn their living, and a thorough system of discipline that will Insure the strict atten tion of the pupils during stndy hours Is rightly con sidered as Indispensable to the success of the Insti tution. A matter of this kind is not open te argu ment, and It would not be necessary to allude to It but from the fact that anrcasonable complaints have been made by refractory pupils and their thoughtless friends that have excited prejudices in sonic quarters that ought not to exist anywhere. Turning from the art schools to the artists, we find that some of them at least are doing work that is not only good In Itself, but that contains promise of much excellence In the future. Mr. D. It, Knight, whose "Duenna Asleep," finished about a year ago, was undeniably the best figure picture executed in this city for many a day, and whose full length portrait or General Meade was a success both as a likeness and a work of art, has Just completed a very charming work that In mary particulars Is superior to any of his previous performances. Shakespeare has been pretty ex tensively Illustrated by the artists, and most of the great scenes in his dramas have been treated over and over again. There are, however, all through his plays numerous Incidents that have escaped the attention of searchers for subjects, but that afford opportunities of the most tempting na ture forpw pictures that will be suitable as orna ments for parlcr walls. It Is a subject of this class that Mr. Knight has chosen, and "Jessica" appro priating the cash and Jewels of "Shylock" has been treated by him with a refinement of color that he has never before equalled. "The Duenna Asleep" was a notable advance over anything the artist had pre viously produced In point of color, but In the picture now under consideration the results of intelligent study in this direction are even more decidedly ap parent. Independently of its color, the "Jessica" is a picture of very remarkable merit. The action of the figure in bending over the tible covered with money and Jewels, the quick turning of the head and the lifting of the hand as If startled by some noise, and the expres sion of haste In tho whole attitude, are all admirable. The face of the girl is handsome and full of charac ter, and is a perfect justification of the good taste of young "Lorenzo" in wishing to appropriate such a prize, even if he had to take her without the addi tion of old "Shylock's"' gold. Tho accessories are all painted with much care, and the picture Is one that in all technical points will compare favorably with many of the best foreign works of the same class, while In subject and intrinsic Interest it is very much superior tj most of them. It is tho legitimate triumph of a stu dious and talented artist, who does the best he is able every time, and who is in consequence making his mark, and selling his pictures as fast as he paints them, for we understand that there are already a number of bidders for "Jessica," although the picture has been seen by but few, and is hardly yet dry from the easel. The sea pieces of Mr. w. T. Richards are In their way among the most remarkable art performances of the day. More than any other painter of murines that we know of, he has the faculty of Indicating the motion of water; and although what he has hitherte done, with one or two exceptions, ceuld scarcely be considered as more than studies, on account of their deficiency In subject, they nevertheless attracted great attention. Mr. Richards has now on exhibi tion at Furies' the best work of this class he has yet produced. It Is a view of the beach at Atlautic City, and Is deserving of notice both as a picture and as an elaborate study of water In motion. In the same gallery is a new work by Mr. Joseph John, entltled.'-l'uith," which Is somewhat different and to our fancy more pleasing In style than some of his other pictures, although It Is in the same vein of sentiment that is a characteristic of all his resent performances. Miss Ida Waugh has also a clever picture of "Lit tle Cosette," aud a stndy jot a little girl, both of which possess much merit. Mr. Isaac L. Williams has just completed two land scapesone a view of Lake Luzerne and the other a view on the Schuylkill above Columbia Avenue Bridge. The last-named Is low In tone, and requires to be studied a little before all its excellencies are apparent. It is a picture, however, that Improves greatly on acquaintance, and is as refreshing a piece of soft, dewy landscape as this artist has painted for- a long time. There is a bit in the middle distance where the hills are veiled In a soft silvery haze that Is a most delicately poetical transcript of nature. The picture of "Lake Luzerne" Is of a different character. There the distant hills are enveloped in rain clouds, and an opportunity is afforded the artist for the representation of one of those peculiar atmo spheric effects of which he 1b so fond. These are both works of great merit and in Mr. Williams' best manner, and we wish that some opportunity were afforded for the exhibition of them and of others we have meationed, in order that the public could see for themselves what the artists are doing. There is some talk or the Academy of Fine Arts holding an exhibition in the fall, but that institution la really In such bad odor with the artists that it is doubtful whether It will be able to command their best works; and unless It can make a better display of the productions of Tlilladelphia painters than It has done for some seasons past, it would be discreet to let the whole thing alone. Experience, however, is a bitter teacher, and as the Academy has shown signs of activity and Improvement in other directions, we may per haps even hope that its exhibitions may in the future be worthy of respectful notice. SI U S I C A L. AK1 DKAMATl C. The CUT Auauieiumla. At tiik Chesnut the last week of the present burlesque combination is announced. This evening The Fair One xoith the Blonde Wig will be represented. To-morrow llernandea will have a benefit, when Airs. Oates will appear for the first time in this city in legitimate comedy. The l'ride of t'ue Market is tin piece selected, ana as .Mrs. uates is a very attractive actress, the occasion win oe one 01 mucti lute rest, especially as iiernanuez win appear in fcOKiC Ol bis most umusiug rpecnuties. Attui Walnut Mr. and Mrs. barneyWllllams commence the last week of their engagement this evening with the drama of Inland A It Wan. the farce of Connecticut Courtship, and llie larcO Ol jnejnm On MouCay next tho military drama of X,d Guilty that w as withdrawn some mouths ago iu the mmVt of a suece? sful run will be bro igUt out aain, with its grand battle scene aud ull its oi initial ellects. At tub Aitcn Mr. Joseph K. Emmett has made quite a bit with hU Dutch personation. He will appear this evening as "Frilz" in the Omnia of Fritz, Our Cousin German. At tub Eleventh Btkeet OmiU Hocsb a first-rate programme of attractions is an nounced for this evening. As this is now the only minstrel etabliiuinent open in the city, au increase in the bi.e of the audiences may bo ex pfccud, that i, if it U VOisibij j set ay uwre leople lathe Louse. At DuFiwe A BsrNiemoVo OranA IIouuh McKvoy's "Jfibernicon" will commence ope rations this evening. This entertainment con sists of a fine panorama of some of the most plctnresqne scenery of Ireland. It is Illustrated by appropriate music, and by sketches of Irish character by several competent artiste. The "Hibernicon" bas been exhibited in this city before with treat success, and it is one of the most interesting thine of the kind that has ever been bronght before the public. The panorama has recently been entirely repainted and a num ber of Important improvements made. Thb Panorama of "Thr Pilgrim" enters npon .its fifteenth week nt Concert TTall this evening, when it will be exhibited for tho bene fit of the City Missions. The Bedford Street Mismoh Concert to be given on Thursday evening next at the Aca demy ot music onght to receive the liberal patro nage of our citizens. The entertainment will be of an unusually pleasing character, and if a large sum of money can be realized the pood work of the mission can be greatly advaaced. Whatever fnnds may be obtained from tho con cert will be devoted to providing bathing faelll- tlAfl anrl tA (Ka irnn miftHrtKlinn a V-i a Tl1 ford street neighborhood. This is a very Im portant matter, and those who attend the concert will aid materially in furthering it- Tickets with reserved seats can be had at lioner s, ?io. 1102 Chesnut etrect. The Pennsylvania Folytechnic and Ana tomical Miseum is now open with a fine collection of curiosities at o. 1305 Chesnut Etreet. Sheridan's Ride. T. Buchanan Read's pic ture ol "Sheridan s itiae continues to attrac t a large number of visitors to the Academy of Fine Art. As the exhibition will soon close, those who have not seen the painting should do so at once. Mr. J r. Roberta will read tho poem ev ery flay at n m., r. m. ana v r. m. city im iiLLiuunrcu. St. James' P. E. Cnrs-cn Corner-stone Lay ing. The corner-stone of the new church edifice of St. James' Protestant Episcopal Church will be laid at 5 o'clock this afternoon, at the northwest corner of Twenty-second and Walnut streets. This church, now worshipping in the now chapel In the rear of the site selected for the church balldlng, formerly occupied the building which has Just been demo lished, on seventh street, above Market. The ser vices this afternoon will be participated ia by Bishop Stevens. Rev. Henry J. Morton. Senior Iteotor of the church ; Kev. Henry J. Rowland, Assistant Rector; ueorge v. uunter ana oonn T.Lewis, vtarueus; the vestrymen ot the church; and a tins chelr or trained voices. The form of service for the laying of a corner-stone, from the Book of Common Trayer, has been printed in pamphlet form by the enures for the use of those who may be present at the ceremonies. At the time appointed, the Bishop, with the clergy, wardens, aud vestrymen of the parish, accompanied oy tne cnoir ami audience, will march in procession to the place where the stone is to be laid, during which time the choir chants the 122d 1'saim, beginning, "I was glad when thay said unto ie, We will go into the house of the Lord." Tie stone itseii win oe laid bv the Bishon. who. striking the stone three times with a hammer, re peats the following formula: "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and ef the Holy Ghost. Amen. I lay the corner-stone of an edldce to be here erected by the name ef Saint James' Church, and to be devoted to the service of Almighty God, agreeably to the principles of the ProteBtant Kpls copal Church In the I'mted States of America, in its doctrines, ministry, liturgy, rites, and usages. "Utner leundation can no man lav than that which Is laid, even Jesus Christ; who Is Old overall, blessed for evermore; and in whom we have re demption through Ills blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Amen." The concn eatlon of St. James' is one of the oldest church organizations in the city of Philadelphia, It beinir an outirrowth of the ancient parish of the united churches of Christ Church and St. Peter's. The lot on which the former building stood was pur chased In 1&06 for f ssoo, and in 1807 the plan and esti mates or tne nuuaing were adopted, i Be eaiiice was completed in Ihuu, when the consecration ser mon was preached by the Right Rev. Bishop White, the church, with St. Peter's and Christ Church, being at that time under the rectorship of Bishop mine ana nis assistant, nev. james Aoercromoiu. In ibl9 St. James' became a separate parish, though Bishop White remained its rector until his death in 1836. I p to 1K'Z9 tne cnurcn naa Deen served by the Rev. Samuel Kemper, now Bishop of Wisconsin; Rev. James Milnor, afterwards rector of St. George's, New York; Rev. William A. Muhlouberg; and Rev. William A. Delancy, afterwards Bishop of Western Kew York. The late Rev. Francis J. Hawks, 1). i.. was the assistant rector for a short Jime, and was succeeded by Rev. Henry J. Morton, In 18.10, who held the position nniu ne oecame rector upon me neatn oi Bishop White. This was the first charge of Dr. Morton, and he still retains it, having been its in cumbeut for forty years. Ho is now the senior in cumbent of the whole clerical body of Philadelphia. It is expected that tne new cnurcn eaiiice win be completed before the close of the present year. It will be a Gothic building, of the greenish serpentine stone from Delaware county, with facings of Ohio stone. it will be a clere-sterv building, tlie aisle columns belDg alternately of French and Vermont polished marbles. The tracing of the clere-story and of the other windows will be of Ohio stone. The lot Is at the northwest corner, and the building will face eastward. Directly at the corner the stone spire will be situated, which, however, will not be finished Im mediately. Tne cnancei is aiso at tne eastern ena. The main body of the church Is 67 feet wide by 87 feat lomr inside, 'i n is is exclusive or tue cDaaeei. which U 26 feet deep by 28 feet wide. On either side of the chancel are a vestry-room and lorgan cham ber. At the back or the cnurcn mere win De a pro jection six feet in depth, la which the font is lociiea. There will be two entrances on Walnut street, one throagh the tower and tne other tnrouga a porcn which will be a prominent architectural beauty. The ornamented columns and caps of this porch will be of highly polished marbles. In the interior the roof will" be open timbered in both nave and aisles. The arcades of the aisles will be of cut stone, composed of alternate stones of serpentine aud Franklin. There will be another entrance and nort h on the north side, and towards the western end an arcade covered way of cut stone will connect the church with the school building, which stands tn tho nnrt.h nf It. In beth the eastern and western ends are to be riluced flue Httiined-giass windows, that on the eaatern end being a live-light and that on the western a four-light tracery window. The entire cost ef the structure, exclusive of spire and lot, will le about $-,000. The design is by Mr. K. Little, of New York, and tne wort is now Demg pnsuea ror ware under the superintendence of Mr. George W. Hewitt, architect, of this city. The entire structure, when completed, will undoubtedly be one ef the most handsome of the many fine church edifices in that section ct our city. Aid for the Oneida Sueferbrs. Mr. Edward BhlDDen. of No. 533 Walnut street, the treasurer of the fund for the benefit of the orphan children of Captain Williams, of the Oneida, acknowledges the receipt oi tne iouow- Ini' additional contribution: El wood Shannon 4i Son $100-00 lungerich& Smith 5000 Cash 25 00 Cash 35 00 J. B. Kittenhouse 10 00 Justice, Bateman & Co 10 00 Cash 5 00 $225 00 Previously acknowledged .. 230-00 Total $505 00 The People's Bank The new People's Bank of Philadelphia this morning opened its doors for the 11 ret tune lor the transaction 01 dusiucss. ai a iiieei iua; or the stockholders of this bank Mr. William 11. Kemble was elected President, and the following gentlemen were elected directors: v m. u. H.eru, Charles A. MUler, George J. Richardson, Georg J. f:rr,uu A'itll..... '.,,.1 UMIltum Uiirt.nl Ur Vtm -a..oo, imam r.uiui. aun u A'U.u,... u. II. Tabor has been chosen Cashier by the Board of Directors. This bank, has a neat office atNa. 411 Chesnut street, persons having business therein w ill find it both handsome and comfortable, and will also L ud obliging officers to attend to their business wants. The Fcneral of Franklin Peale. The lunerai oi uie late Franklin l'eale took place this morning from bis lain residence. No. 1131 (iimrrt street. Tl, aotnaa wra Vi,.l,l at l - AMV ULI , II.V0 U.V. WW V o'clock, at which a very large number of friends unu i were present, ine services were conducted by the Uev. Dr. Morton, senior rector -4.l T 1st. - .. - oi cm. james v nnrch. The interment took place at Laurel mil. Stealing Lead Pihk John Kelly and John Camp- ukji nc iicoiru Koout 12-30 o'clock tins morning lu ail unoccupied hoUr.eownt.il h a Mr. KelfHnvdr. At c jiuiccuui uiu iue streets, despoiling u or tne wuier and gas pipes. The couple were taken before Alderman Jones, who held each in loo bail to answer. Both of the pimouera have been but re- ciuy reicubta iron, the peuiusutuo't wuoic tujr Local Odpb and Ends. The brlirand bats look well tipon onr policemen, especially the Mtiesiae portion. The Schuylkill Navy review om Saturday waa Witnessed by an Immense crowd. The VnaKer Cttvrew. wlio are to row aralnst the "Middies" at Annapolis, devote several hours every evening e warning. Harry coulter is taeir Wafers are to be scn 1 every direction to-day. Hackmen are notified to renew their licenses before June L. -Will the Mayor investigate the charge that the police force were compelled to contribute ?00 to carry the election In the Somerset district? We will lnfsrm hlUonor that Judge Flndlay holds the receiptor eneof our city, Senators for 1 1000 of the amount, wnicn ne was compelled to disgorge. A correspondent wants to know "whether the gold-beaded cane which was purchased by a German merrnam oi mis city, was presented to State Senator Flndlay as a testimonial from the police force?" Hong has no less than thirty-seven candidates to contend with. Johnson is the strongest candidate in the Ehrhth Legislative district. A nan-stone picked nn in the Bingham nonse yesterday measured eight inches In circumference. Ainienc T3. union, or jwornsania, this after noon. Berry is still suffering from the injury he sustained in Baltimore, and his place will be filled by Bechtel. mokcs is Btui connaent or a renomlnatlon. so Is his opponent, Marshall. 1 he boutn renn Hose excursionists left on their Eastern trip to-day. J ne Horticultural tociety meet to-night. Adam Eckfeldt has spent fortv Years of his life at the 11. S. Mint, News hss been recrlvedtMtti ' ' .. men at the Navy Yard will be increased after Joly 1. -t anny men - ana "Mary" win trot on Wednes day at Point Breeze. 2-80 will be reached. More arrivals of country legislators to-day. What's In the wiud T HensMT was the author of the bill the oblert of which was to make the city of Philadelphia buy the Delaware water from a corporation. "Bellrlnirer." the oirsnrlnir of the famous "Mam- brlno Pilot," Is now hard at work at Point Breeze j'arx. Great things are expected or him this season. The old adage relative to "keening things In the family," is fully exemnlllied in the conduct of Messrs. Harmer, Keyser, Taylor, Hong A Co., of the vumpe Mjieu uermamown. 1 ne annual regatta of the Cooper's I'olnt Yacht Club takes piace to-day. The "JUanayunkers" think of getting np a so ciety for the prevention of cruelty to "bull frocs..' now aoout tnem 1 15,0007 'mat s tne question. Some of the awnings which we noticed this morning would do well as "ash sieves" It st retched. Hong appears to have been born under a lucky star. So deep Is the feeling of the people of the Six teenth district for this illustrious man (I) that, sooner than send him back to Harrisburg. thev will make him President of a Are company. -it is a notorious fact mat some or Mayor t ox a policemen Bcarce ever drew a sober breath. The "star" of F. Carroll Brewster Is looming up. The people of Gerraantown are becoming enlight ened as to tne "Mutual Admiration society" that meets at liruner's. Now that Furman Sheppard Is District Attorney. no more "professional thieves" will be sent iuto conrt. Mr. Sheppard knows not a Democratic from a Republican thief. Msyor ox na not see tne "cara ' or Mr. Dawes. Our only woiderment Is that he sees one-half as many as ne does, rne matter or tneir presentation appears to be entirely optional with A. B. X. Y. D. . Gallagher. Is it true that certain members of the Sixth Dis trlot Police, who have no regular homes, spend their time when off duty In the houses of disrepute in the neighborhood ef the station ? Lieutenant Pritchard says that in the late shooting case he acted under instructions. So much the worse. His common sense should have induced him to disregard orders emanating from parties miles distant. A contract has been awarded for the macada mizing of Green street, from Chelten avenue to Manhelm street, Germautown. The price to be paid is ITOX per uneai loot. Stranse but true. All cases ef any importance are given in charge of the "old" detectives who are yet in office. me ponce manual savs mm noonicer snaii Keep a "gin mill." High Constable Dellaven derives a profit from one. WU1 Mayor Fox please take notice? An Incident of the Storm. Several members of tie Tabernacle Baptist Church of this city, having been desirous to establish a mission Sunday School In the Twenty-sixtn waru, ueciaea to carry tneir design Into etl'ect yesterday afternoon, at the south east corner of Sixteenth and Christian streets. Those persens who had been designated to take cnarg e 01 tne new scnooi repaired 10 tne room at 1 o'elocK, but no sooner had they arrived than it seemed as though the elements had combined to frustrate their intentions, and it was thought that the few children then gathered would constitute all that would appear, but ultimately, when the con trary elements had well-nigh emptied many a long established school, 72 were gathered to form the nucleus of what will probably become a prosperous school. The Richmond Sufferers. Joseph Patterson, Esq.. Treasurer of the fund for the relief of the Richmond sufferers, acknowledges the following additional subscriptions: Henry Seybert. I25-00 Atmore A Son 25'00 Samuel M. Wilkes 10-00 H. I'ratt McKean 200-08 Welsh A RobD (agents) 60-00 James Gracey, Roycr's Ford, Fa 1-00 John C. lle 60 00 1361-00 Previously acknowledged I65S9-7S Total 595-75 An Unfounded Rcmor, Considerable talk has been Indulged In for about a week past la reference to a rumored defalcation by a confidential clerk in the employ of a prominent Chesnut street house. We have traced the matter to the furthest point, and find that there is no truth In the rumor waatever. The books that were in charge of the gentleman are all correct, and his sudden disappearance, it has since transpired, was caused by sickness, superin duced by tee close attention to his duties. Attending to Another's Business. Moses Mur ray new languishes la Moyamenslag simply because be for a time lost sight of the nbrase, "Mind your ewn business." it appears mat juoses,wnust stana- icr at Sixth and Locust streets, yesterday saw an officer attempt to arrest a drunken man: this Moses tried to prevent, and is furtherance of said object threatened to whip Mr. Policeman. Not being able to furnish tsoo bail Moses was forced to take a trip in what school bojs term ine -uiaci Maria." Fighting Whisky. Adam Schrage yesterday lm blbed freely of "Schnapps." At Seventh and Baker Streets ne commenced rnisiug a nine row ui ma own. which arrangement Officer Morgan attempted to interfere with. Aaam gave ine omcer to uauer Ktasd that he did not desire any "foreign interfer ence," by punching his head rather severely, tor this. Adam was subsequently arrested and taken before Alderman Bonsall, who sent him te the city boardlng-hoase to reflect on tne vanities of Ulu, ana the evils of wnissy in particular. New Appointments John L. II 111, the new Col lector of Delinquent Taxes, this morning announced the following appointments: r rka K. i Micnenerana n. J. noior. Denutv Collectors Charles Humphreys, JohnW, Donnelly, Thomas J. Bernard, William A. Thorp, Samuel Lentz, Kpbralm Haws, Cyrus Heme, William J. Donobugh, M. P. Hamburg, John Vandusen, M. Trio!, (feorge W. Freas, William A. Dubawy, Joseph White, JOlin T. nail, ana uncur uuuuu. Attempted Robbery. About 8-10 this A. M. an Btti.mnf wn made bv two thieves to enter the store of Messrs. Myers A Curran, southeast coraer of Corinthian avenue and Ogden street, by prying open the shutters of the bulk window. The approacu oi an officer caused the rascals to scamper, au ex amination disclosed the tact that they had succeeded lu forcing the bolt, aud in a few moments more would have gamea an entraucr. A Wanpeker. An Insane man, who gives his niiniB y i hnmfts Campion, aired fortv years, was found tbout 1 o'clock this morning wandering around the neighborhood or riiteenin una market t.rw.iu iib him Inner black whiskers and mousU'.-hn, and is bald-headed, ins menus can nuu mm at ine Sixth District Station House. Pi'i:niBTic lienrv McCoy, who boards in the neighborhood of Fifth and Lombard streets, on Saturday nlgnt raiseu aruw wnu u uuuiuiuk iuio iri .u..r tn aualitv of the "hash" furnished Words waxing warm, ne sirucn ner iu m iuce. i or this he was arrestea twu couiiwi.icu w yimuu m uc fault ef ball. ' Abcpino his Mother. An nngrateful vagabond . . ti'..ki.intnn VL'tlann whillit Hll Itfrlll a linrlr imuiru nuBuuigvuu . . m an attack of "too much whisky," yesterday beat his gee motner, xiciteu uer uu u n. mcu .. . a . win t,u Tho liriite rescind at Kirtventh LUl ClCllt'U IU kill - , " aud Washington aveune. lie now resides la Moya- lIlt'UBlUg. rascal named William Ceooer i . . - ..i.kfr .. r i ..mi ...1 . f II Itfrllk" r, I Ml '.M of cloth from the store of Jacob Reed, Seeond ana hkiuieii over to an officer, and Alderman McColgan sent him to prison. Corner I.oi nuikg. The police of Manaynnk last sight arrested nve coruer-ivjipgerB, They Wre all AMVU 4A W4JBV4H VU THE STORM. Fnriher rrU-lr f th Hull Pull The I. The following facta with reference te the hail storm yesterday are additional to those contained on enr Inside pages, and they serve to show to what an ex few too r citlr.ens are sufferers. The storm seems to heve been confined to Philadelphia and Its I vicinity, ae our telegraphic despatches from neigh boring towns mske no allusion to it. It tialled at Koxborongh yesterday, bnt was not very severe, and did little or no damage. a gentleman in west rnuade on a rial nis little finger broken by a hailstone while engaged In clos ing his shutters. A lady on Tweirtn street commenced closing the Indows of the house the moment the hall began to fall, bnt before she succeeded In getting to the third story no less than forty-four panes of glass had been vicii mir.m. This morning, with the thermometer at 70, a solid mass of hall-stones were lying, like a snow-drift, In the corner of a stoop on twelfth street, aheve (41 rard avenne. The mass would weigh ever twenty pounds. i ne storm visitea unesior, rut was not near so severe as in the city. Frankford and Germantown were also visited, but not with the same severity ai the central portions of the city. A few panes of glass were broken In exposed situations, but the smashing appears to have been done on a small scale In all these places. u ne ceuar or a nouse on wager Btreet, anove Berks, this rooming contained about two cart-loads ot hail-stones. The basement or the beer saloon at Pennsylvania avenue and Coates street also had several loads of the Icy missiles this morning. The City Armory, at Broad and Race streets, had 840 panes or glass demolished. The storm on the Delaware was severe, but no damage Is reported as having occurred to the shlp- Pln- . . ..... '1 ne water in tne rtcnnvmni rese several reel in coiiseqnence of the storm, and Landing avenue was underwater. At the time there were a largo num ber of visitors In the park, all or whom sought shelter. The nerserles of John dick and Robert Beust. at Darbv road and Fifty-second street, were damaged to the extent of f sooo. au tne nurseries in ine incck. were lotauy ae- Btroyed. ticotts nursery, at iNinetcentn ana latnarino Streets, suffered to the extent of f iOOO. 'A ne ponce stations an suneren to a considerable extent. The First, district had 30 panes of glass broken; Second district, 82: Firth district, CO; Sixth district, 44: Seventh district, 40; Eighth district, 119; Ninth district, SO; Tenth district, 12; Eleventh district, 8; and Tweltth district, 1(5. A coal shed on Hutchinson street, aoove Master, fell during the storm, and fortunately there was no person beneath it at the time. a nour-ueaier on u nomnson street, west or Ele venth, had thirty-Pve barrels of flour ruined by the overflow of the culvert. The loss sustained by Averlll Barlow's furniture wareroom, No. 1117 Chesnut street, amounts to 11000. The beantinii residence and not-nonses or tne tragedian, Mr. Edwin Forrest, aVBroad and Master, had over a tnonsanu panes oi glass aemonsnea. Mr. Mackenzie, corner oi Broad ana coiumnia avenne, hss suffered considerably in the loss of numerous handsome and rare plants. The Natatorium on Broad street, Deiow wainui. althouch much exposed to the storm, was not in jured, and the swimming school is open as usual. The anneanng nouse aitacneu io me extensive malleable iron works of E. Hall Ogden, Ninth and Jefferson streets, was blown down during the storm. It was a frame structure, and f 1000 will cover the loss. TJ. S. Commissioner's Case Before United States Commissioner Craig Blddle. at 1 o'clock to-day, were arraigned Messrs. Young A MoDevltt, distillers, whose place of business is at the southeast corner of Twelfth and Ogden streets, on tho charge or aid ing and abetting in the removal of distilled spirits npon wnicn tne tax had not been paid otner man to a bonded warehouse. Harrison O, Clark testified Am a revenue officer; McDevilt 4 Young's place is at tbe southeast corner of Tweltth and Ogden streets; know tbe firm to be rebutters and compounders of liquors and wholesale dealers ; on tue morning of the 2d of April Mr. Mttokey and mytuilt visited their place, Mr. M ackey being distraining ollioer ; tbe first roast we met on tne premises was nameu toiue ; we wattea until Mr. McDevitt arrived, and demanded of him Ins whisky book: be replied that it was in toe tire proot and that lie oould nob open the proof ; in the afternoon Mr. YouDg arrived and opened tue safe and oaid that the book was not therein ; bo then proceeded to tbe retail depart ment, at tbe north end of the oltiue, ascended tbe Btairif, and prcduced a book, wbicb be called tbe regular rectify ing book, tbe one we desired to see; tbe book ws opened I ebrunry 1, l,7v : I aski-d Air. Young fortbeir old book; be replied that be knew notbing about it, and tbe old bonk ould not be oroducsd : Afr. McOevitt. subseauently refused to open the fire proof, as heasserttd by the advice of his counsel. Oh Haturriay last, another demand was made for the old book by Mr. Brooks, te which Youug re plied that be wonld five an answer this morning, but the old book has nrt been produced t p to this time ; the boon whieb was produced was found under tue stairs: a stencil plale was recovered and seized ; tbe plsoe was also snir.e 1 ; tberewerenve carrels enngeu by Mr. racniuy, wmuii were all tbat I raw in the place, two guaged April 7, and tbreeon Mareb 111; I notloed some eniptr barrels; the defendants stated that tbey came from Mr. MoManus' dihtillery, and were received tbe day before; tboy said a Knrtion of tbera had been sold, four of them were clumped ecauee they leaked, six were sold, four stamped, and two were in the store. Ms. William Mecbelke affirmed -I am a guager; tbe last guaning I did at the distillery was on tbe 'Jilb of April, when I guaged 20 biurets; on April 1st, 17 : April 4th, A"; April 5th, 10; April tith, 10; April 7th, 13; April bih, 10; April 8th, 10; April 11th, 1!); April litli, 12; April 14th, 2; April Ifith. 17 : Aoril liith. 35: April lHtli. 15: Anril lHlb. 4 : April 20th, 2a; April -Jlst, 25; April 22d, 2u; April Ltld, 17; AnriliMh. 25: Aoril 2ritn. U: April 27tb. 20: 1 reconue ray name on the cancelling stamp, bnt do not know anything of tbe stencil shewn ; the letters should be G. (J. 8. instead of O. T. S., nnd (J. L. instead of O. T. ; I have not vut ted tbe place since the soizure, and ennnot tell whether the small stencil is mine or not ; I cot np ray stencil and threw it away; I believe I did so at. McUevitt's place; the one shown me might be a part of the one I out up. Christopher Loessr, Supervisor's clerk, testified that tbe number of barrels sold in April, aocerding to the "Liquor Beok." was 241 ; the number marked by tbe cuager waa 37. Mr. Mecbelke recalled TTave beard that MeUevitt and Young dumped rectified lienor into their alcohol vats: they make cologne there; I have beard in tbe place itaelf tbat liquor was used lor tkis parpeve. . The defendants were held in fraeuu bail each to answsr. I. O. W. B The noble (!) and patrlo tic (!) orde of wife beaters is fast Increasing in strength, and almost daily are we called upon to announce fresh accessions. To-day we have another batch for mem bership. . No. 1 is Wlllism Hutch ins, a colored individual, who resides at Tenth and South streets. On Satur day afternoon William became gloriously drunk, and feeling heroic (!) weut home, smashed all the furni ture, and then attempted to take the "kinks" out of his wife's hair by smoothing it with a flat Iron. Mrs. Hutchlns, aot relishing such treatment, screamed "niunk-r." when a policeman entered and took charge of William. Alderman Bonsall yesterday sent him to prison to learn the "golden rule," as Uught by Mr. Perkins. No. I Is John Tlgh. who resides at No. 739 South Sixth street. John yesterday was caught In the storm, and being thoroughly drenched exteriorly, concluded that he would try the homwopathio method, and gave his Interior a drench' ng. Accord ingly he visited a "gin mill" and partook, quite freely of the "ardent" Keeling considerably stimulated, be returned to his home and endeavored to per suade his wife that she was a hammer block. One of Daniel's disciples being notined of the fact took John into custody, and Alderman Collins held him in $600 ball to answer. No. 8 ib John Hodgers, who resides at Seventeenth and Kater streets. John yesterday "crooked his elbow" once too often, and thus allowed "King Ben zinc" to steal away what little common sense he pos sessed. Peellog pugilistic, he attempted to make a drum out of his wife. For this conduct he was ar rested, and Alderman Dallas held him in .vx bail to answer. Dbfkedators As usual with the advent or May eur suburban residents have and are being an noyed by marauding parties of 11 re men aud others who choose the season for Indulging lu what they term "Maying parties." Their plana of operating are these. They lirst start out before daybreak, get gloriously drunk, then enter private gardens, and not only steal all the flowers they can lay bauds ou, but also destroy a vast number of plants, etc. Complaints having been made oy the resident of the Twenty-third ward, on hatnrday ulght a special squad of police was despatched to that locality. Iu the neighborhood of Pox Chase, Bustlelou and llolnieshnrg, a number of arrests were mude, and at the latter place thef were called upon to subdue a disgraceful firemen's low. Ah ng the river frout several parties attempted to laud from boats that they might def poll the gardens that hue the shore, but the presence of the oillcers caused ;hem to desist. Tub Water Sitply. The following gives the number -of gallons or water pumped duriug the monlh of April at each of tne waterworks supply ing Uie city, with the number of gallons pumped per pound of coal:- ... ofl):,,lont Tutal numbtr pnmpeiipr W nrks. wf galhm: pvuml of coal. Falru-ount 67,lo6,l Schuylkill H,9:i0,iiii0 . 2"' liKliwiim E3.4T.2.MM) 2o$-ftl I'm iit v-fmirth vraril 7I.!i:;1.3ll U19 81 Germantown 16,is,m0 Total. ..l,0M,93,i!4a Jcvbnm Snbas; Tnivia.-For weeks past the storekeepers along Passyuna read have been sub ject w the petty depredatiets of a jang of juve nile sneak thieves. A ww:h being set. ou Saturday the police captured three lads, nuied Jehu Hatches, James ileUulgan, and James Ualey, lu the act of uhi.j frnm i alorit-frniil. Thp n-iil ) ai a Wiii w-oaj l tie Central fcuuoa. FIFTH. EDITION TUB ATS ST 103773. Tlio XMolioitiiiii. How the Vote will Stand. G, 500,000 Yens to 1,500,000 Nays. Lnrgo Negative Vote in tho Army. The Dogma of Infallibility. etc., i:tc. etc., iuc, etc. FROM EUROPE. The Return of the Vote la Frnnce. Taris, May 9 Noon Full returns have not Vet been received, but enough is known to make it certain that the Government has been sustained by an immense majority. Vp to this hour the figures stand as follows: Tes, abont 0,400,000; No, about 1,340,000. Tho city is still tranquil. Una Netlve Vete In the Army. The morning journals have editorial articles on the result of tbe voting yesterday, and com ment particularly on the vote of the army. The Tote of the 7tU BttUlloa of Chasseurs was about evenly divided. At the barracks of Trince Eugene the result showed 1053 yes and 1121 no. Twenty of the Cent Gardes voted no. Only 15 of the Garde de Paris voted no. It is reported that two of the regiments at Vinccnnes refused to vote at all. It is computed that the soldiers in Paris voted as follows: Yes, 33,000; no, 5000. The Vote About C, 500,000 Veaaio 1,5(10,000 The Opinion Rationale notes the extreme quiet, even solemnity, of the voting yesterday throughout tho Empire. The general result is estimated as follows: Yes, 0,500,000; No, 1,500,000. An Aroerlcnn I.ady Marrlee a Frenchman. Paris, May 93 P. M. The newspapers of this city to-day announce the marriage at Pau of Gustare LafJLte to Kate Vauderbilt Barker, granddaughter of Commodore Yanderbilt, of Ncvr York. England "Accepts" tbe Ueault. London, May 9. The result of the pkbisci lum is accepted by the press here as a foregone conclusion from the Imperial arrangements pre viously made. The English Iron Interests. London, May 9. The anticipated reduction of duties on iron by the United States causes great activity in the iron regions of Wales. The Opposition to Infallibility. Rome, May U. The opponents of the dogma, of I infallibility will hold a conference to day preparatory to opening the debate on that sub ject in the Council on Tuesday. Tho Latent (fuotatione. London, May 95 P. M Consols for money 94, and for account, 94 U. S. 6-2os of 1m',2, 8h; of 18C5. old, ; and or 1867, S9J, ; 10-40, nsv. Kail ways quiet. Krle, 1SX ; Illinois Central, 112 ; Atlan tic and Great Wesiern, 2 Livkrpooi,, May 96 P. M Cotton steady. Up lands, ltiji ; Orleans, 11 '.(lUf. Hales to-day, 12,000 bales, Including HOOO for export and speculation. California white White, Ds. 8d. Naval stores dull. London, May 98 1'. M. Tallow firm. Calcutta Linseed firmer at eis.iacis. 6d. Turpentine quiet at 80s. 3d. Hops heavy at 3 Bs.(X5 for American. No ItaNe.IIo.il Is-Dav. Athletic Grounds, Skvsntkentu and Columbia Avkni'k, May 9. Owing to the bad condition of tbe grounds and tho heavy rain which has just fallen, there will be no game this afternoon. An Immense crowd had collected outside, but were disappointed. A SC0UADREL. A Cane tbnt ttall for I mined lute Action. For a few years there has flourished In this city of ours a humbug In 'he shape of a quack, who styles himself J. W. Migrath, M. D. Uis practice, so far as we can learn, has been anything but extensive, but, like all charlatans, be has managed to make a living, or at least to keep up appearances. Jn January, IPCS, his reputation was made somewhat notorious by his being arraigned on the charge of having out raged a handsome young lady, who resided with her widowed mother in one of the lower wards. This pseudo physician then had an oillce at No. 320 South Fifth street Tbe case was beard before Alderman Beltler, and was promptly and properly returned to conrt, bnt for some cause or other it never got beyond the Orand Jury room. On Friday last the scoundrel was again arraigned before Alderman Beltlor. It appears that of late he has had an oftlce In Race street, between Seventh and Eighth. Iuto this place a few days ago he enticed two girls, aged eleven and Bine years, and behaved before them In a manner too unfit for publication. The "little ones" relating the matterjto their parents, a warrant was obtained, and the "brute" held In f.iooa ball to answer at court. The Alderman having the other case yet fresh In his mind, Immediately sent his "transcript" to conrt and a note to District Attorney Sheppard, notifying him of the above facts, and asking that the scoundrel be severely dealt with. A New Doixab Stoks. Attention is called to the advertisement ie another ooluina ef the New Dollar Store, No. 1100 Uheseut street. A multitadineu variety ef arst les ean be had there for a dollar whieb originally eoat four times that amount, a d everything in tbe store ia sold at prioea that defy competition. , OBITUARY. (General Uolcenrlau i General Domingo Goicouria died by the gar rote at Havana at 8 o'clock on Saturday morn ing, lie met bis death with perfect calmness, lie was about sixty years old, and, from his long residence in the United States was known to many citizens. De was a Cuban by birth, had alwavs been hostile to Spanish, domination in tbe island, aud was early compelled to leave it. He was connected with Lopez in the filibuster ing enterprises of 1851 and 1852, and after their failure went into business in the United States, and is said to have accumulated a great deal of property. Since the breaking out of the present revolution in Cuba he has devoted every energy to its success. He was in tbe Gardiner's Island expedition which was arrested here last summer, and was afterwards the leader of the unfortunate expedi tion with the Lillian, which was broken up by the British authorities at Nassau. Returning to the United States, be soon afterwards made his way to Cuba. He was captured by a Spanish gunboat as he was leaving the inland on his way to Mexico, to which country President Cespedes bad appointed him as Minister. He was a man of ardent feelings, clear and active mind, an American and a hater of slavery by Instinct and conviction, and perfectly devoted to tbe emanci pation of his native country. ' ATATOEIUM AND PHYSICAL, IN STITUTE, BROAD Ctrcet, . elow Walnut. SWIMMING SCHOOL FOK LADIES, , UENTLKMEX, A.ND CHILDREN. BCOTT, Jk.. AUCTIONEER, (ilHARD BOW COMMISSI'! 8AI.K8RUOM. Nn 1 I 11 I'll 1,-e.KlT'P I-..-. ' M V UIV1 W XS- l UIHp( At I o'clock, we will soil a Urge quantity of goods, eea. sixiB.- ot 1'arlur uuJ Cliau.Ui t.L, bu.U MtUri ili.'- H hj tbe lvS storm, at S (rent scnli, Ifc Tomorrow Mornias; NOTIOK 1 he storm of yesterdsy will not interfere with the Uisiotks of tne Natatoriam, as workmen have alreaey bevn ear""' 10 mse tbe noosss&ry repairs. 'Ibe temperature ol Uie water and buildinir will be aa raa usual I'tl J A. PAVNK A BKO. .