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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Johnson is the strongest candidate in the Ehrhth
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
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
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.
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
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
The Richmond Sufferers. Joseph Patterson,
Esq.. Treasurer of the fund for the relief of the
Richmond sufferers, acknowledges the following
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
Previously acknowledged I65S9-7S
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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 $600 ball to answer.
No. 8 ib John Hodgers, who resides at Seventeenth
and Kater streets. John yesterday "crooked his
elbow" once too often, and thus allowed "King Ben
zinc" to steal away what little common sense he pos
sessed. Peellog pugilistic, he attempted to make a
drum out of his wife. For this conduct he was ar
rested, and Alderman Dallas held him in .vx bail to
Dbfkedators As usual with the advent or May
eur suburban residents have and are being an
noyed by marauding parties of 11 re men aud others
who choose the season for Indulging lu what they
term "Maying parties." Their plana of operating
are these. They lirst start out before daybreak, get
gloriously drunk, then enter private gardens, and
not only steal all the flowers they can lay bauds ou,
but also destroy a vast number of plants, etc.
Complaints having been made oy the resident of the
Twenty-third ward, on hatnrday ulght a special
squad of police was despatched to that locality. Iu
the neighborhood of Pox Chase, Bustlelou and
llolnieshnrg, a number of arrests were mude, and
at the latter place thef were called upon to subdue a
disgraceful firemen's low. Ah ng the river frout
several parties attempted to laud from boats that
they might def poll the gardens that hue the shore,
but the presence of the oillcers caused ;hem to
Tub Water Sitply. The following gives the
number -of gallons or water pumped duriug the
monlh of April at each of tne waterworks supply
ing Uie city, with the number of gallons pumped
per pound of coal:- ... ofl):,,lont
Tutal numbtr pnmpeiipr
W nrks. wf galhm: pvuml of coal.
Schuylkill H,9:i0,iiii0 . 2"'
liKliwiim E3.4T.2.MM) 2o$-ftl
I'm iit v-fmirth vraril 7I.!i:;1.3ll U19 81
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.
TUB ATS ST 103773.
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.
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,
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
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
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 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
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. ,
(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
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. .