The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, December 07, 1864, THIRD EDITION, Page 4, Image 4
THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAM miLADELPIIIA, WKDNE3DAT, UliCEMBEIl 7, 18(51. (Evening erlrapli OFFICE No. 108 8. THIRD STREET. rrtot Tstaa Oaar Pa 0rT, or Kiohteii C,T Paa Wsac.pareM Carrier, end saalled to Sub.cr1b.ri at of Us CRy at Winn noiuii Pe Ahmusi i Ox lu..a WD Ttm Csrr tarn Two MoiiTiie, Invariably la advance ftr Us t st--. Aj,.rtueaviau lrtd at tn linil rate. A liberal arranieeawrt nil f tndod UuerUoas. To AtTrtlr. Owtnff to th treat Increase la the (.Iranlsfkw f V"" ftvaruMo Tai", eiMiipalilng u. lo in w press at an early'hnwr, we ardently renoest that (njwrti'fmrrit mr k. hnrll la a. anon 10 o'elnct. Ii possible, to seear testa aa aaseruoa ta all of oar editions. WEHNF.SDAY. PKCEMHKR 7, lVl. T1IK PBtlMMKWrai JIM1'":. Tlio Mcp.xiiro of ttin rreciilmit poasosscs vrlutt in mir-h dor-urnr-nt Ih cxpomllnsly rare, namely, the merit of brevity. Liko nil tho State jM'pcri of It diistin-rui.slie'l uuLhor, its style Is marked and peculiar. It Is a plain, unpretending paper, In which tho writer dis plays' the simplicity and frauknesn of his cliur Beter. There are no aii-HTfliioim words; no attempts at flnc writing; no tropes and figures of speech ; and no long-winded paragraph, In which a score of sentences are employed to Bet forth a matter which can be as well ex plained in a single line or two. In short, the) Message Is a laconic summary of tho leading events which have transpired since the close of the last preceding session of Congress arid of the actual present state of the Government holh as regards Its domestic interests and its foreign relations. The latter, with a trilling exception or two are quite satisfactory, and there is no intima tion even that the ftiendly Intercourse of thu United States with any other powers, either on this or the otfier side of the ocean, is In danger of being seriously or long disturbed. The President refers in terms of deprecation to the contraband commerce that has been carried on by the citizens of foreign nations with the Kcbels, and expresses the hope that those merchants may speedily como to the conclusion that it will bo safer and more pro fitable to abandon that illicit trade for one that can now be legitimately carried on through the Southern ports which have recently been opened by proclama ion. Touching tho political dilllcullies which have arisen with Brar.il, and on the Canadian border, no more U said than that the occurrences call for tho exercise of increased vigilance, and a just and conciliatory spirit on the part of tho Govern ments mutually concerned, to preserve their amicable relations with each other. Referring, however, to the slave - traders whom the President properly styles "enemies of the human race," he suggests that Congress shall, in case It deems the present authority of tUo Executive under the law insufficient for the purpose, make provision for effectually preventing that worst class of pirates from "acquiring domicile and facilities for their criminal occupation in our country." This is a wise and humane recommendation, which the National Legislature should take Into early and earnest consideration, and we doubt not that botli Houses will act upon the subject with all due promptness and vigor. In respect to our domestic afl'iirs, the Mes sage shows that they are highly auspicious. The public debt is not only quite small, in view of the formidable character and tedious protraction of the war, but it is held by the people themselves, to whom It has become a means of secure and advantageous invest ment ; and in order to promote a wider dis tribution of the benefits of the debt among all classes of our population, Mr. Li.n-oi..v happily proposes tho expediency of a Congres sional provision that a limited amount of future issues of national securities may beheld by any bonajlde purchascr'exempt from taxation and seizure for debt." In this suggestion, Mr Lincoln not ouly had an eye to tho public advantage of making tho national debt tho private property of the people, who are thereby directly interested in maintaining the financial credit of the Government, but ho waj also actuated by the feelings ot his benevolent heart In urging on Congress a measure which, he says, - would enable every prudent person to set aside a small annuity against a possible day Of want." The question of peace and the best modo of attaining it, which is perhaps that particular subject about which most persons feel the deepest interest, was reserved 1'or the closing part of the Mouae; and we must say that it is discussed with a directness and candor, as well as moderation, quite beyond general ex pectation. While declaring that ofl'ors to negotiate with Mr. Davis, are rendered en tirely superfluous by his repeatedly avowed purpose to accept peace only on conditions which the Administration cannot pos sibly concedo, and expressing, further, a ! determination to prosecute the war until the rebellion is conquered by force, if iiucewtry, ! tl:e President says the insurgents may have a cessation of hostilities by simply laying down 1 their arms, and Hint this principle has been Open to them fur a lull year, and is yet o.'l-h. But be adds that public duty may, ero long, iequire that the door bo closed, and that more vigorous measures than have heretofore b.fon tried be adopted to quell the insurructi m, which must eventually Imi treated with a degree of aevurlty proportioned to its stubbornness and malignity. It is not said that the abandon ment of slavery shall be an absolute eoud'nlou of peace, but It ut very distinctly stated that the "Emunclp it Ion Proclamation" will not bo re tracted ( r int.dilied- ami that, as regards the remanding into bondage oi'sU..h slaves us have been freed, Mr. Lincoln would not consent to be even the instrument of th popular will in the execution of any such cruel wrung. On the whole, the ltcbels are given a most iVee and easy method of returning to their I political duty, and If they do not avail them selves of it in time, they cannot complain hereafter that they were not offered a peaco on terms eminently conciliatory and honor able, or blame any but themselves for the con sequences they Inrur by a stifr-neeked persist ence In treason. Tim mij(ipm: of tax vi its. The tax-gatherer Is an offlrlal not espe cially beloved by any member of tho commu nity. We may have a respect for him border li g upon veneration, and cherish all thoso emotions with which we niitur illy regard all the representatives of authority; hut wo cer tainly are not glad to see him. Wo do not welcome bis approach, and we do not think over kindly of him w hen he bin departed. And yet he is a most necessary member of society. He Is tho Instrument of producing some of our greatest good. We make up our mi nils that the war can not be sustained without taxation, but wo disagree as to the method by which taxes should be apportioned. An equal distribu tion of the public burdens would seem to bo the most satisfactory mode. When any differ ences are made in the amount of taxation, it would seem that they should be regulated less by the umount of revenue than the source whence it Is derived. It Is the wealth and resouices of the people w hich should be Im, pni tiully taxed. The people it is who arc In terested In the war, and upon them the Gov ernment-s'istnlning taxes should be made equally to fall. In connection with this subject, tho refer ences of the Secretary of tho Trjasury to tho several acts passed by Congress, with a vlow to provide the largo means required to meet annual expenditures, ore significant and Interesting- To meet the anticipated expenditures of the tlscal year ending Juno 00, 1802, Con gress authorized a loan of $370,000,000. In addition to this Congress further authorized a direct tax of $20,000,000, and a tax of three per centum on tho excess of all incomes over eight hundred dollars per annum. Ex perience showed, however, that the estimate of the Secretary was Inadequate, and Congress was a.'-ked to provide for a probable deficiency of nearly ff214,(m,Q00. These data illustrate how wide of tho mirk tho most careful esti mates will Bometimos bo, and tint an impar tlal application of tho principles of taxation Is as Imporutivo as taxation itself. Tho report of the Secretary of tho Treasury asserts that 300,000,000 at least should be realized from Internal duties ; und tho suggcition is made that a commission, properly constituted, for the purpose of Inquiring as to profitable sources of revenue, and devising Improve ments In the mods of its collection, might result in much assistance to Congress in its dt liberations on the subject. The Secretary believes th:it u tax on sales might become a very large and important item of revenuo, through tho application of stringent rules requiring frequent periodical returns, verified by oath, and coupled with the power to compel an exhibit of books of account, ne further suggests the collection of an income tax from all without exemption and argues . that tho adoption of a scale aug menting tho rate of taxation upon incomes as they rise in amount could not bo considered oppressive or unjust, inasmuch ai tho ability to pay Increases in much more arithmetical proportion as tho amount of Income exceeds the limits of reasonable necessity. A tax on tobacco, In the leaf or unmanu factured, the Secretary of tho Treasury believes Is the only means by which a dufy on that article can be collected fairly and equally, and through which an adequito amount of revenue can be obtained from it. The Committee of Ways and Means will Im mediately consider tho bill introduced by Mr Stevk.ns in regard to tho tax on tobacco, and further regulations with respect to tho expor tation, and the paylug and accepting of gold and silver coin. THE 0SIIII HON AN IT OIUIIT TO UK. The Constitution when originally framed was made as nearly perfect as its authors deemed possible, but the fact that it was still susceptible of Improvement was declared by the special provision made for its amendment To prevent the sudden change of the funda mental Instrument of government caused by the fluctuations of popular sentiment, they pro vided a series of checks which would prevent premature legislation. That tho document is not perfect lias been declared by our ances tors, when they adopted twelve amendments of the nature of a bill of rights. The onward march of our country, of civilization and humanity, demands a corresponding modifica tion In the instruments of civil government. The "Magna CUutta," at thu time bf its ielug diuvYii by force from an unwilling tyrant, was a grand triumph of tho people over their oppressors ; but the doctrines of that lust run cut are but trite phrases to American ears, which have long been accustomed to the ' sound of thu minute-guns of freedom. So , with the Constitution. When in 1789 its ratification was hailed with a nation's jubilee, ! it wus tho most perfect production of states manship; but we have Advanced since that day; und unless our system of government la progressive, it will act like n dead weight to draw our people, further and further from tho goal of perfect civilization uud freedom. ! There ard at the present time two amend ments beloro thu National Legislature. The flist, foiever abolishing human silvery will be adopted. As his Kxeelleucy states in bis late message, "an intervening election shows almost certainly that tho next Congress will iihhs the measure If this one does not. Hence there is only a question of time as to when the proposed amendment will ps; at ull events, may we not agree that the sooner the better?" Our sentiment I" regard to such nn action have already been too frequently reiterated to need a rcM-tition here. Wo demand, in the name ol Justice, liberty, and humanity, that this dark blot on our nation' escutcheon be forever erased. There Is, however, a second amendment which is now being warmly odvooved, hut In a desultory maimer. Our religious commu nity have been for sorn mouths past laboring to procure a recognition of the sovereignty of the Almighty In our National (lomUtatioii. They have made considerable advancement in their work, hut if the matter had bc"ii pro perly conducted a tenfold grea'er progress would have been achieved. They h ive held conventions which h ive never been advertised, w hich were composed of no regularly elected delegates from the various churches, which bad no system of centralization, and whose very existence was unknow n to the general public. Jf they expect to achieve success, they must adoptJaniMher plan circulate freely the question among the people; let the pulpits speak; let the press be heard; and by con certed action a triumph may he procured. The leaders of the measure proposed, not to simply add to the Preamble a concise sentence acknowledging the supreme power of the Almighty God, but to alter the text of other portions of the article. The paragraphs which were rounded by the pen of Hamilton or Fua.nk i.i.n cannot have their rotundity made more perfect by any member of the Church or State of tho present d iy. It Is simply presumptuous to attempt to correct ; the only allowable uction is to amend, not In word, but in Idea, not in tho phraseology, but In the tact. We deem It both Just and proper that a recognition of Divine Power should be made. When Conntantink held aloft his banner with tho cross Inscribed, bearing thu motto, "By this we conquer," victory was vouch safed to him, aud the Komau Empire reached a grandeur and power w hich all her heathen emperors had failed to attain. Let us, then, add to our national instrument an humble acknowledgment of the Almighty's power; let us place upon our "Magna Charta," as we have upon our coin "In God wo trust." Then will victory like that of Consta tisk be granted to us, and a nation abound ing in power, freedom, and enterpriso hold under its authority all our American continent. Tho omission In the original of this recog nition was purely accidental. Would u man like Wahiiinotov, with his high religious sentiments, not lend his mighty Influence In favor of such an amendment, If it bad been called to Ills notice? Would Fiianklin have consented to thus wilfully Insult Deity? It was an oversight ; and it is reserved lor us, the posterity of the great originators, to perfect their work, to wipe out tho Insult, and to place our nation right in tho eyes of God uud man. It may be argued that such an action would bring religious disputes into the civil Govern ment, that it w ould tend to a union of Church und State. Such an action as we lavor savors of no sect, of no creed, but Is the universal sentiment of every intelligent man. That there is an Almighty Power, which governs all, no sane and moral man of the nineteenth century will be prepared to deny. None can therefore take offense at such an amendment. The religious sentiment of our land demands it, the progressive spirit of the present age compels it, and the duty wo owe to God and our fellows culls upon us to recognize Jehovah in the fundamental Instrument of our free Government. "KEnr'Ei iKict:s." "It never rains but it pours," and the be leaguered citizens of Richmond, according to the Whig, must have realized the truth of this old proverb last Saturday, aud blessed their stura that it proved veracious for once. They have long had a reign of Want a very disagreeable reign, to bo sure, and one not entirely calculated to promote physical de velopment or mental quiet. Tho absence of "something to cat" is generally keenly felt by those who are so unfortunate, in such a case, as to possess au appetite. Precisely in such a predicament have been tho Richmond people for sundry months past, at least since the Wcldon Railroad was occupied by General Ghant. Provisions have turned up scarce, Potatoes were rare turnips were rarer and butter, "hog und hominy" were rarest tho last two articles being especially the favorite dishes of the chivalry. Hut lost Saturday, Ceres, or some other classic goddess tho Richmond editors aro so fond of Roman and Grecian mythology- poured upon them such a shower from her cornucopceia, of corn, wheat, rye, oats, and barley, that they held a perfect jubilee, and " prices were reduced." The Whig goes into ecstasies of delight over the prospect of a good dinner ut cheap rates. " Corn meal," It says, " went oil freely at (40 per bushel ; dressed turkeys sold at f15 apiece ; und chickens, with the leathers on, brought $10 a pair; pullets, full size, sold at $.1 and fed each ; and eggs were only $7 per dozeu." Truly moderate prices for moderate peoplo and moderate means. Wo are not surprised when these prices are considered, that Jeff. Davis never Issues a Thanksgiving proclama tion, hut, on the contrary, advises hi s subjects to pnfronlo "fasts." The frequency with which he urges sell-ubnegatlon upon tho Con federacy in the mutter of "eating," has ofteu astonished the North as well us tho South. P.ut the secret may be found In the scarcity of supplies, und tho extraordinary high prices demanded lor turkeys, chickens, pullets, and eegs, nil indispensable on a Thanksgiving i occardon. Could J hit. Davis not manage, now that j prices are reduced," to get tip a Thanks i giving lu honor of " Hook's great victory ut Franklin." and the prospect of "RhkhmaVa total annihilation" In Georgia f It Is prudent jolicy, for by the time that " Hoot takea Nashville," and "Nhkhmak Is cut to pier:-,'' turkeys, corn meal, etc., will have gone up with a rush. Let the people eat, drink, and lie merry while " pi Ices are reduced." oi r Nt-.w riiir.- ji nth i:. The Appointment of the Honorable Sai.mox Pokti.anii ('mask to the highest Judicial posi tion ot oui land lifts given universal satisfaction. The claims which Mr. Ciia-su had to the position we presented at large, In our editorial on the "Chief Justiceship" a few days ago. By the I'nioii party he lias been held a a leader, if not the head ot the organization which achieved so grand a victory at tho polls. For that triumph the country Is indebted in no small degree to the distinguished ex-Secretary of the Treasury. His comprehensive m ud will now have a vast field for develop ment ; his love of freedom will enable him to decide, like A Christian American, tho cases that may come before him for adjudication. His flnc legal attainments assure tho whole nation that the prido they have always felt In Marshall's erudition, nnd In Taxky's'wIs dom, will not be lessened in the new oppolnt niont,and that his devotion to freedom will place him foremost on tho roll of our Chief Justices. We congratulate the loyal North upon the op ointment. It Is fitting, it is proper, and is only what might have been expected from the pievious actions of Mr. Lincoln. r.i r-i.AMHH! We are glad to learn that the lessee of the Walnut Street Theatre has bail the good sense to reluse to allow that establishment to be longer used for Sunday night performances. The following correspondence explains itself: 'I'iiii atiei eiiiA, December lS'H. Br. S. M. Lamms Dear ."sir: since aecitig ou yestcrd iv. so much complaint bns been made, of the pro- cecuincs on last isaobutti cvennitf, that for tlio interest of the Theatrcand Mrs. ( i muiltson's per sonal interest, 1 am requested to return you ttic filty dollars paid yesterday for next JSuad vyeven- wu. in casi) it was oci nplcu as iielora wo nave pood icuson to apurchcuU a serious ilisttirhauce, wlin h utiisou us to act in time, to prevent. Ke--rrettimr that you cannot carry out your lectures i lntemiiu, i am, very rcspecttuiiv, etc., "v: n. pit x, "Agent for Mrs. M. A. ('ariiktson.' We Incline, however, to believe that the only serious disturbances that could bo appre hended were tho natural manifestations of popular disgust towards an adventurer who, under the guise of a sacred profession, would lure crowds to listen to personal abuse of our most venerated and esteemed citizens. '1 he pastor of tho First Progressive Christian Church may attempt to salvo his wounds with flaming advertisements, charging his martyr dom to tho persecutions of clergymen, but those of the public who have a leisure moment to bestow upon the subject, will attribute his ill fortune to tho Inherent Dustiness of the doc trines which on week-days are expounded to audiences of either sex exclusively. THE CABINET. 1 he Clinnicea 1 be Apoiulment ofjuilfce Nlieeil a Attorney. Jeneral. Since Mr. Lincoln's inauguration in March, 1 f-Gl there have been five- changes only in his Cabinet: Mr. iSUmtun for Mr. Cameron, Mr. Usher fur Mr. Smith, Mr. Kessendcn for Mr. Chase, Mr. Dennison for Mr. IMair, and Mr. Speed for Mr. Bates. The scats in the Cabinet arc now tilled as follows : TUB CAHIMET. Secretary of fttutc Wm. II. Soward. secretary of Wur Edwin M. Stanton. Secretary of the Trent ury.. . Win. P. FesscnUen. Secretary ut ttie Navy Gideon Welles. Secretary of the Interior.... John P. Usher. rnstinaner-tieiierul niium Hunmssn. Attorney-General James 8. Speed. SKf.TCH OF THU NEW ATTORN KV-0 EN EP.AL. Jiiilue James 8. Speed, of Kentucky, thu newly appnin'cd Atturney-Gonoral, is a resident of i.musMiic, ivy., aim was norn near mat city. His father was one of the roost extensive farmers and slaveowners in Kentucky. His mother, who i.j mill living, ut tlio advanced agoot nearly ninety years, m j.uinsviiic, ims nan twelve cnuuicn, ouo uf win nn, Joshua Speed, an cldor brother of tlio subieet of this sketch, was for many vcars the tinsum li lend, anu tor a snort time ttie parinor ol t'resideut Lincoln, i Ins gentleman is also still livluK ut Louisville, where ho enjoys an enviu'ile character us an able lawyer und influential, enterprising citizen. Jumes s. speed nas not ncen prominently beforo the country as a politician. In 1819. durum the vltcmpt to emancipate the slaves in Kentucky, and make th State a true ouo, Mr. Speed took u prominent part in tuo contest us an emancipation Ut. His party was badly defeated, und, having cxpiesscu in the contest views wliieu were oim ix- ious to tho larL'O maiority of the voters of Ken tin ky , Mr. Speed hud declined to attempt to attain any political i-uccess. Since that period he has. tl.eio ore, confined himself to the pvac ice of l iw, and has long been rccupni.cd as among the tirst lawyers of his native State, ranking with Hous- Stati and several others who liivye figured more prominently Iban hlni-elf during the w:ir. About thico years (ui Mr. Sueed treed ull l i) slaves. committing himself entirely to the policy of eniiiieipunn. In the bet-inning of the Rcbolllon Mr. Spend, witn ins brother Joshua', Gencm! Itousseau, Juu Harlan nnd oil-era, assu i ed a determined stand iu oi p .siiion to the neutral position farced upon Kentucky ly tLe conduct of her uutlioi'itio.H, b l coiiiined himtclt to iiuiei thoui.'ti earnest eiloiis io btay the current which was fitst curry ing theStute out of tho Vnlon. On August 17, lrti.1, uu cpportun;ty oll'cred itself to tho Union men lo take fou.e action usaiust tho s-'eessun i-ts. und Jiidvc SpecJ, as tho Union leader, de- term in u to tukc advantage- or it. i he secession- 1-ts ot the eitv had called a meeting of sympathy with thu South, and had curly inu-.tcred their stKi.uth at the io in House. Their lenders were on the stand, which was liaiiueoinclv decorated wiiu white or "peace fl igs, awaiting the tilling of the hall by their friends, and somewhat anxiom at the appearance of numerous well-known Unionists or "aboli tionists." as they were then called by the Helie sympathizers. Everything was in readiness "to open the peaco mectim.'. und Jumts Trahue, the principal accession leader, had risen to rail the usseniblv to order, when Judce Speed nu eilv walked upon the stand aud approa bed tho de-k prepared lor the chairman, tie caiiad tne a ten lion ot the house by rapping on stttud witu bis cane, knocked aside with art jf of contemi the "peaee flags" on cither side of llm, and wm a' out to peak, when he was Interrupted br th U i or of Ihe ltebel leaders, who insUted that tlie h inse was iheirs, and that tho meeting was to ha a dresseif by ttieiu. Amid the excitement a above the rlumor which ensued was heard the seen- ti r an voice ot General L II Run-svau propositi:; ultima ojh'cii aa prc&iuem ui mo uioukiug. A TAI. of the rit'bcl unit perfectly calm anil cool, Mr. Speed reached orwsrd, removed the whit- flam from (be sihihI, Atifl tmturl4 two amall mar pani?led tiiinnri hi their fiend. In nn Instunt, a it by pifcnrcetteit Arrnnpoiiifinf, from illllerpnt parts 1 1 it; e ha' I hope Anil miisII United States Hair were unfurled, and ten minutes ntlcrirardt the ScceHslonlsts IihiI left I lie hall, amid the Krnan of the loyal ritlnrs. Jutlprs Speed nnd Harlan, and Mears. Wolfe, ltousseaii, and other, followed in Mmi'i; Union nnd nnti-iicutriil npece In-, and ihc meeting adopted sirctal very strong reso lutions. Next to General Tfoiissrau's estntllhnient of A 1'tiion reirtiltin'T rump opposite l.on(ivtllc, this RtUIr wn the tirst determined S'cp taken Lytic CiiioniMs of KentneKy to kecpttie Sta'e in the Thiol). Shortly afterwards it s follol hy Itnui-seau's oceupat on of the city with bis bri p -iile, and tho conclusion of the farce of Kentucky ni utiality. since this period Judge Sper 1 tins In cn t npnpnl in ahiing tho can-e ot the Govern ment ns a pi ivntc citien. and to his inllticn e nnd example in Kentucky the mlinttii -tt at i-ti of Mr. Lincoln I n.uch induhtrd for the support which It ri cc ived In ( lie- late i h rtlon Mr. Speed i- nLotit fiftv years of ne, and Is yd in the vpor of his powers, lie it slmrt in st tore, and, though squarely built, is somewhat thin in api curnnco. The reputation ns a lawyer which lie had previously won, und his inlluenee with tlnj military powers at Louisville, have of late year-i very much AiiMiicntcd his hnsiness. 1L-formed n copartnership in the law business with Smmiol 11. Smith, which is still continued in their joint l, nines. f A KKI Fit. fi'N - IHDV -On llir Kth lntnnt . Iiv thu tlev. Wm. I. I I tl;n, Mr. A.MllKllsL T. HH Hi Jli-l K 111 M. Ill 1.1. aH' It'. It. roilHI-On ll.c All, lnomt, vvuv ASS ll.ila rl l.ootli nn.l ilMUhler ir tho lull- Slatllie' w!fi nf "Mll- tii ii, In II. e Si'.tli yeftr of tier ap. 1 In- relator nl trtena .-i llir- family nrr- rip tfallv InvlnrJ to ettenil her funeral Irnm her lmliariil' n-sl-itmei' Nn 1W4 N. Kroul hi net, nliove l.iiiin'1, on Tllar ilr iiuiriiliik. nt It n'cluek widnjul lurtliur uutictt. To proeeeil tu Laurel 11111. Itoltll'. On tlie morrjlnc rif Hie fitti tnotnnt, of rrotin. WAL'I KK SI Klcl.lM'. nun vtJttuoaiKl Ouorve F. lkirie, lueil 4 veHrs inl 6 dayi. I In- rt-ltttlvpfl a ai irieinls of tlio family are re!nt'un.v Itotteil tuittli nil hiii liiin-ral, finin lilii imreni' n-ilil-D -c. l'nul nlreet nlnoo Ortho'lux. Kruiiklnnl. on 'I hars lay auernuuii, at i o'clock. To proccuit to C'oila. Hill Ceme tery. lit NTON On Pnnitnv. at tVnililnioon. T). f , of pneumonia. Hr. K"Ili KT(1. niNTi N. In the 3' Hi voar ol hi lo-e. New York and lloston paiem ileae civ. Wli I.IAMSDN. i in the Sib. instant, IS A Br. L 1., wife of Unlit -s. lllliimson. Due notlcu w in ho hivpd. oi ine Mineral. 11 V. I) U C T I O X IK FANCY VELVET AND SILK HON NETS. TO CLOSE TIIK BEASON. WOOD 4 CARY, No. 7Si5 CIIF.SNUT STRliET, LADIES' AND MISSES' HATS, NEW STYLES, LOW PRICES. VEI.Vl'T I10NNETS main evor on the latcit Framm al a moilwate eort. FELT BONNETS AND HATS, KB BHAPKU. WOOD & OAKY, Mo. T25 CUEBKUT BTIU1ET. ALUA YEN. O U NOVELTIES IN EIOH OURTAIN GOODS, 11 It li WINDOW HIIADEH, AND ' FURNITURE COYKRINCJS. W ALB A VEX, i MASOMO HAM., j No. 710 C1IKSNUT STREET.! N N S. S. No. 710 CUEHNUT HTREKt. "OI'YING WANTED. A YOUNG I.AHY, with considerable leisure time, would like tn devote a iioriirai of Ir lo eoDvlnir or IranseruaiiL- manuserint, au di osa " M. F. S ' Western Unbl'.u.tlilUdtlphla. 11-7-61' THE WYOMING VAL1F.Y CANAL COM- 1 t-any ha BS this day declared a quarterly dividend ol Kiil'Iirfcm'EST . payable at their oihce on ami alierlli Utth Jieceiblier. The Tran-ler Hooks w ill no closed rroin the l-.tli to Iheiuili hut. Inclusive. An Issue of Won shores sn ek, at M per share to stockholders, Ih the proportiou ol one share lir every lourleen sbares held by I hem raspee liv.lyoutlie l.'.ih instaut, aud tu be paid oa or before the 2Jil umlaut. 1 nuthiir.ed lor the purpose of paying oil and caiiielling liouds to the anumm oi tViil.uuu, reduclug the b.-iided iltbtoi the Compauv to 0.Mi. JUBUPli II. IHJI.I.E8, rre iilent. I leeember ri, 1(111. 12-7-ilt "1 KYANT, STRATTON & EANNISTFR'S 1 !fsiliinal Commercial Ciilles. Assembly HiilMiins, T i? . ...... i i si i il .ml IIKHNr-r Mi-eels. Tun ni. st exicuslve and oompleiai Institution of tte kind In the 0 lln!.'?.' k . f.,11 orenaratloll for til duties u .,..,., I, nines ol active business III', are Invite J to , ali n ml exuu.lue Iho fc lities allordcd at thi Instl- union. t. m . Call or send for a clr. ulsr- ij-t-w s 1 )KX MANS1I1P -EVENING SCHOOL.-A exei-llent opportunity to '". ffl'"'! banrwrl I 'U. I" now allonled at IlKl AS 1 . ri 1 Kl .1 lt- AN d Si UIKK Klt'S Nalional t oiniuert-'ial Coileue, Assembly il.iiin.,. si. w corner of OIK l I anu i r. s r,ii.-i. T aiidTKStllStreeis, : ....v..i.. ...i.u. a.v .ir iiveninu. l'he Npencerlan sys i,o.i,,,-t oenmaushlp is taught la Us purity . (!all iritv. t:a! U-7-wi .ml t (amine siwoluieas. Jfe lir mediately put the question to A ft'Stenlng "Aje1 (!rnwne,i nie ny,,rt" r ii i: i n a k i: PETROLEUM COMPANY OK IIIII.ADKI.I'IIIA. tl'ITAfj U,0.. IOO.ixh) .shakks, TAR !0. o.0,fX. ( nsii Worktiu; Capital. SUlISOKTI'l ION PRICE. :1 50. OI-'FICUUH. riii.sii)i:icr, T. iiaskin'h du puy, Fi'iililent nf lav C'auultflB Railroad Company. vn r. riii suii.NT, THOMAS D. WATTHON, Of the Durdwarr Brm of Tniltt A Co., Vo. '.is Market St 1 1tl'.AHt'HI.R, KAMUKL WORK, OlWork, McCicii'i A Cd., H inkers, Si, Ml S.Thli i itf ut DIHr.CTOUrl, T. I1ASKIKS IU TUY, THOMAS . WATf.SON, E. B. HH'll.MtllH. oi Oeiinautown, WM. T). SIIKl'.l'I'.BD, Insurant An. I GUt'ltOK I". WAT, of late Ur.v i.ooili flrm of J. T. Way 0-1., A. W. I.F.fSF.NHIMII, CanhiiT Muutti Chunk Hank, riW AUD HlIU'l'tN.Enj. The property of the Irnkt Petroleum Company connUta of two tracts ot liinU.ono of two hundred and fltljr-Mvrai n.-ie and ene ot two liiindrc-k and lxty-Uveacrei,mtkiBC in all five hundred and twelve acres, In fee, on the Cald well nraneh ot Oil Creek. The property has been critically examined hj a Corn inittoc appointed fur that purpoie. and the territory pro tiourceil, In tin ;r.iichimenl,to he fully eiiai to that on Ol Crc k, along whleh the largest oil wells ever discovered hsve been found. The lands resemble those on Oil creek In every partlm lur, and It Is hcltevcd, from the lame number of ol springs in e'ete proximity, that valuable wells will t oj.er.ed on both these traets. The niaiianemeiitbive already secured several ciulnM anil engaged a ouipetent superintendent, with a view to liumediuto nnd enerwetie development. A iHiire portion ol these tracts Is bjttom.'and admlrabby adiii ted fur boring. Sive-ul comp. mes are organised on lands Immediately ndjolnlur this territory, among which aro Die Brings and Cresciiit Oil Companies of Philadelphia. Iu presenting the Drake I'airoh urn Company to Uia public, the l irectors ank that their scheme should be ex amined, and subscription made to the Stock In full fattls aa to its present aud piospectlvo value T. IIASKIN8 BC I'UT, Freildcnt. THOMAS D. WATTf-ON, Vice-FrcsldeDt. BAMCKL Vt'OHK, Treasurer. cubscrptlclK will ho received at the Banking Bouse of YVOUK, MeCOUCH A CO., Ho. SG 8. TIIIKU 8lreet. 12-7-tf T,"OR SALE OIL CHEEK TERRITORY. I A Frc or Itovaltv Interest on one of the most valu able tracts nt oil. LAND, ON Oil, CHBKK, VKNANUO CUIIM V, 1I.MMS1L ANlA. It lie ut the juiictlanof OIL CltKEK AND CHErtRV KUBT, and covers about lbil acres of ground, upon which Are nnuierous hit AHKS. with over HIXI'Y WEl.l.ll thereon, either prnilueini.-, or In progress and nearlv finished. The I.V.HriKKM are daily bi.-giiinlnir other wells oa sites vet unoccupied, us there is room lor ONE HUNIlltEU addi- "'i'lrose'ln'use arc both rT.OWINO AKD PDMPIVa WIlULU, one ol which lias flowed 1100 BARIUaS PEK DAY. The Worklns Interest of onenf the New Wells, sold last week, uiuoug the tpcrulives themselves at the rate of 128,fKX) rOK THE WELL, and TIIHRE Af'lti.S reserved by the original owner fur bis rehtdi nee. sold also at the rale ol $7isi,ouU hueh an opportunity, it is believed, has not been reoentty ofreted. ami wouiil make a producing basis of sucl value as to afford an immtuise cuplial. Apply Ui C. Tl. T)ir-(iAy, 1M Vo. iilii WALNUT Street. ' T EI.F.GRAriHNG.-A COMPLETE KNOW- altendlnii HltVAMT. Sl'KA'l IIJN ,v B AN N IS I Ell S Tele trniihlc Inntltule, M E. corner 01 Nl-.V KNTII and I'll l:H MliT Hlreets, either day or evening. The stutlents ot tliia Institution have all the advantages of a regular Telegraph Line, and are lnud laiuihur with overy detail and duty of an otllee. Young men and ladies wh) desire a full knowledge of this art would consult their own interests byaitondjog this school. 1J 7 w QOOU HOOKS FOR HOLIDAY GirTH. 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