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THE DXILT EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA', TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1871.
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TliE DIPLOMATIC SERVICE. '.
Prom the AT. F. Tribune.
Our new civil serried commission, if it
ever gets into working order, may find some
thing worth reading in the recent report of
the committee of the House of Commons
which was appointed last February "to in
quire into the constitution of the diplomatic
i and consnlar services, and their maintenance
on the efficient footing required by the poli
tical and commercial interests of the conn
try." Toe committee express their dissent
from the prevailing tone of unfavorable com
ment upon the service. They regard it as by
no means useless or retrograde. They find
that it is, on the whole, carried on with eoo
Domy and efficiency, and that from time to
time valuable reforms have been intredaoed
by the Department of Foreign Affairs. The
custom adopted of late years of requiring
from the Legations full acoountn, not only of
the political, but of the commercial and social
condition of the countries in which they are
, situated, is one which greatly enhances the
practical value of the servioe.
The recommendations made by the commit-
, tee are in accordance with this view of the
case. Recognizing the practioal usefulness of
the diplomatic body and the rise in the prioes
of living which has taken plaoe of late years
in every capital of Europe and America, they
recommend a general inorease of salaries ia
the subordinate grades, so that first secreta
ries shall receive a minimum pay of i00 and
second secretaries a minimum of 350, these
salaries being subject to a yearly inorease
after a stated time, and to additional allow-
' ances for the acquisition of Russian or Orien
tal languages. They also reoommend that
. appointments of heads of missions Bhall not
be made for a longer period than five years,
and that at the expiration of this period it
shall be for the Foreign Offioe to decide whe
ther the publio exigencies make a reap
pointment desirable. On the other hand,
it is recommended that a longer period
than two years be assigned as the duration
of the younger diplomatists' term of service
at each court. They reoommend the estab
lishment of missions at the capitals of the
South American republics. They are deci
dedly of the opinion that it is undesirable, in
the interests of the publio, that the promo
tion in the diplomatic service, especially in
the higher and more responsible posts, should
be by way of seniority, and recommend that
the Secretary of State should be allowed,
TtrAar Viia nwn rAHnrmQihilif.v tn fill nil vaonrt.
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cies by selection and not by seniority, and
that for all positions of importance he should
not be even restricted to members of the ser
vice, when in his judgment he caa find more
' capable persons outside of it. '
It is a fact worth noting at this moment,
when there appears to be a somewhat indefi
nite tendency towards reforming the civil
service, and changing everything which now
exists in favor of something new, that all
these judicious recommendations of the Eng
lish committeemen are steps in the direotion
of the system upon which our own service is
constructed. The increase in the salaries of
subordinates which makes it possible for
young men to live with frugality upon their
pay immediately upon their entry into the
servioe, the shortening of the terms of Minis
ters and the lengthening of those of Secreta
ries, the creation of missions in South Ame
rica, and the abolition of the claim of mere
seniority to promotion, all bring the
English system nearer to our own.
They still retain those excellent
features which. we would do well to adopt
from them, if it is possible to redeem this
shred of patronage from the bad uses to
which it is usually put in 'Washington. They
insist as a sine qua non upon a thorough
knowledge of French, written and spoken,
upon a good hand-writing and a oapaoity for
precis writing, before entrance into the ser
vice. But these being given, the Secretary
of State is to exercise his discretion as to
other claims and qualifications, all of which
are to have their due weight. The system of
competitive examination is not considered
well adapted for securing the best class of
public servants in this department.
It would require very little change to make
our service as efficient and capable as any in
the world. The system is even now very
nearly unobjectionable. The salaries are large
enough for a decent living, and not enough
to make them the object of pecuniary
ambition. The theory, of appointment ' is
that the President is free to select from the
whole mass of cultivated and capable citizens
precisely those who are best qualified to re
present the country with distinction and suc
cess. It is not a profession for a life-time,
but there is never the slightest difficulty
found . in obtaining for the important
POSla lue Tory uobl ibioui uiu umtuis
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the country affords, and for the sub
ordinate places educated gentlemen who
are willing to devote a few years to the
agreeable task of gaining a knowledge of the
world under the most favorable auspices; in
both cases, with no hope of permanence or
of pecuniary gain. The only thing in the
way is the ignorant greed of the Yahoo poll
tioians, who threaten and bully these coveted
places out of the hands of President and
Secretary, and find them apples of Sodom as
soon as they nave grasped them, if (Jon
greEsmen would release their hold on these
positions, and if the Secretary of State, al
ways supposing him a capable and honest
man, should be leit free to make the best
selections in his reach for all vacancies, no
further legislation would be required to make
our diplomatic servioe all that it need be.
THE PATU TO VICTORY.
From, tht If. V. WurU.
The object of a political party is to secure
good government. Absolute perfection in
the administration of publio affairs is not at
tainable, nor is it always possible for a party
to obtain popular approval for all the ineas
nres which it may deem desirable. Without
, popular approval it cannot gain the power to
carry any measure trie very oojeot or its ex
istence as a party is defeated if, by demand
ing changes whioh publio opinion does not
sustain, it fails of the power to carry any.
Hence, in practical working, men caa not
reasonably insist that a party shall demand
. every change which they deem .theoretically
or even practically desirable; it is the duty of
a party, where suffrage is universal, to move
as far and as rapidly ia the direction or gooa
government as it can with popular support.
Rules as simple as these will be readily ac
cepted in general terms, but when they are
applied to determine what policy a party
should adopt in a given emergency inu ar
Dot always ready to ali 1e the result. Tom it
was apparent to intelligent men in tui that
public opinion would not sustain the course
which some Democrats desired; btrtfnotwltlf
standing the counsel earnestly given- by thi
and other journals that course was- chosen.
Four years more of IUdioal misrule, Grant's
administration with afnndilv increasirx. con
centration of power, and a continuance f
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ui uurueonouie auu uiijhhk iuihuuu, ro con
sequences which every Democrat can- now
trace to the mistaken policy of 1803. The
taunt of our adversaries that they ha1 once
more won power through Democratic blun
ders was not needed to impress upon the
minds of sensible men the truth that a party
has no right to throw away the good which
can be aohievedin a vain attempt at the im
practicable. The Democracy has ere long to prepare for
the next Presidential contest. It is the duSy
of the party, therefore, to ask, not whether
this or that declaration may be abstractly
truthful, nor whether this or that measuro
way be theoretically desirable, but what
changes in the direotion of good government
publio opinion will sustain.. Xo aooomplish
anything of practioal good there are needed
the votes of some citizens who supported the
Itepublican tickets in l.SCC ond 1808. Upon
what terms, consistent with Democratic prin
eiples, can the support of such citizens be ob
tained? . .
It is never easy for men to acknowledge
that what they have done was wrong. Acting
from honest impulses, let us- suppose Smith
voted for reconstruction in 1PG, for Grant in
1808, and for negro suffrage in 18G!. He Bees
that reconstruction has not borne the desired
fruit; that "let us have peace," in the mouth
of Grant, really meant continuance of the
war spirit and war measures; and that negro
ballots by no means bring the millennium.
But if asked to condemn these- acts, to de
nounce them as wicked, unconstitutional, or
nn patriotic, he recalls the honest impulses
under whioh he acted, and responds:
Things have not turned out as I expected.
but I meant it for good. I ant willing to
undo whatever can be or ought to-be undone,
but I will not vote to brand myself with dis
honor." Thereupon Smith, who wants every
practioal reform whioh Democrats desire,
might nevertheless feel obliged Jo vote the
Nor is it the sole practical duty of a party
to denounce the misdeeds of yesterday. The
business of practical men is with fche present
and the luture, not alone with the past. No
party can hope to succeed which has no other
ground for appeal to publio confidence than
zeal in denouncing the errors of others. Pro
mises go nearer to the hearts of men than
criticisms. Place before the people two
parties, oj which one pledges reforms in the
future while the other condemns wrongs of
tne past, and the lormer will have the ad
vantage. What men want when they vote is
not to lecture somebody for what has been
done, but to secure for the future suoh
changes as their interests demand. i
A large element in the Republican party
stands ready to demand the instant arrest of
those extreme measures which the war spirit
prompted, but whioh, it is now perceived,
only Keep alive Ul-leeling at the south, while
they lead to dangerous concentration of
power and departure from constitutional
limits. From this day on, that element de
sires just what Democrats desire amnesty,
peace, respect for local State governments,
return to strict constitutional limitations.
Yet that same element, if asked to denounce
reconstruction or enforcement acts, would
refuse. In the minds of such men the cir
cumstances and feelings of the past are
sufficient excuse for aots then adopted. A
like element stands ready to vote and work
for a reduction of the tariff to a revenue ba
sis. As to the future, it desires just what
Democrats have long demanded. Yet many
of these very men, if called upon to denounce
the adoption of extreme tariffs during the
ast decade, under the mistaken plea that ne
cessities of war or of publio credit required
such duties, might refuse. They desire re
form. They do not desire to confess any
sins or blunders of the past. ' This may be
weak, illogical, unreasonable, but it is human
nature. That party wins which estimates hu
man nature most correctly.
The Democratio party may hope to com
mand such support as to insure its triumph
if, contented that its criticism of the past has
been by events abundantly vindicated in the
minds of most honest citizens, and having
openly discarded the dead issues upon whioh
Senator Morton (Grant imminente) sought to
force it to fight the battle of 1872, it shall
now assert and maintain those living issues,
that wise and practical polioy for the present
and the future, which the people have a right
to expect from a party rising to assume con
trol of the Government.
And the Democratio doolrines of tho
fathers, of Jefferson and Madison and Jack
son, concerning the fsupremaoy of the Con
stitution of the Union, the indefeasible rights
of States, the vigilant guardianship of civil
liberty, the narrowing of the area of govern
ment, freedom oi industry, ana a denim or
the power of all to the few monopolists who
with protective tariffs and partial taxes "take
from the mouth of labor the bread it has
earned" these dootrines will never have had
so shining an illustration of their truth and
wisdom as when lighting the future pathway
of thejgreat republic stumblmgaeadlong as it
has been on the high road to imperialism,
fettered with monstrous debt, oppressive
taxation, and discord-breeding laws.
TIIE PARTY OF BLUNDERS.
From ths X. T, Timet. - -
It is a great mistake for anybody to sup
pose that the faults of one party are justified
by the faults of its opponents. The bad
faith and blundering of Democracy are direot
evils to the Republican party. They have
made victory too easy, and have enabled the
Republican party to dispense with much of
that progressive and self-watchful spirit that
is necessary in the presence of a powerful
and sincere rival. , Our enemy has not
been worthy of our steel, and we have
consequently not been duly careful to keep
our steel worthy of a good foe. We regret,
therefore, that the Democracy are preparing
to enter the great campaign for the Presi
dency with no real improvement in their
polioy nothing that is likely to compel
Congress at its next session to pay more
attention to the interests oi tne people tn.a
to the gabble of the Ben Butlers. The De
mocracy have eontented themselves so far
with shams and quibbles, and the leading
journals of the party are divided between
those which are quite satisfied with ; the
worthless pretensions or the Ohio platlorm,
and those which crumble that even a pre
tended and hypocritical assent has been given
to the demand for progress. I he only posi
tive act of the party for ten years finds its
representatives, one half angry that any step
has been taken, me otaer nan uusuy explain
irg that the step means nothing.
And it certainly does mean nothing. The
OLio resolutions are simply a declaration
that, siuce the amendmenU to the Constitu
tion cannot be repealed, and smoe tne people
wilt not allow them to be violated by force.
tie Democracy will aoeept them as facta, and
dovolo all their euergwa to find an oppoita
ntty of defeathifj iheir ends- by legislation.
These amendments declare the existence of
certain rights, and bestow noon Congress
the power to protect those rights by legisla
tion. The Democracy have the coolness-to
reek control of Congress, solely in order that
legislation intendad to vindicate the rights
recognized by the amendments mav be re
pealed, and any farther legislation in the
same direction refused. They do not deny
that they regard the purpose of the amend
ments as wrong, nor that tboy think that
purpose ought to be defeated. They only
acknowledge that it is impracticable to de
feat it by either repeal' or revolution, and de
clare their intention to defeat it by paralyz
ing the agency through-which alone it can be
There can be no donbt that the Demooracy
utterly misinterpret th spirit and feeling of
the people. The recent amendments to the
Constitution embody objects which the na
tion has deliberately determined to obtain
once for all. They are not accidental or ex
perimental. They are the most solemn guar
antees that the nation could afford that the
results of the war should not be lost by the
tricks or.changes of political parties daring
peace. During the time that they have beeu
under consideration, the people of this coun
try have sternly refused to allow any issue,
however important, to divert their minds
from their completion. Certainly very grave
subjects of discussion have intervened
subjects on which ordinarily there would
have been wide differences of opinion, and
which would have shattered both the politi
cal parties, had it not been that their
substantial unity was necessarv to the per
manent settlement of these prime points.
The Democracy has insisted on fighting the
people, and the people have insisted on not
dividing among themselves so long an the
Democracy maintained that hostile attitude.
In supposing that they are now to be put off
their guard because the foe has gone into a
transparent ambush, or hoisted colors which
be is obliged to acknowledge are false, the
Democracy are only adding one more to their
long list of blunders. With Jeff Davis on
the stump, aad Leslie and Carlisle canvassing
.Kentucky, and a hundred Bourbon editors
shouting the old war-ciy, negligence on the
part of tho Republicans would be a crime.
'New departures are easy enough for the
agile officers, but unless they want to be loft
alone in the field, they will have to obey their
followers, and then their defeat will be as
Frim ths.Oitizen and Luuntl 7'abU. '
It would be a pity to hang Mrs. Fair, she
is such a handsome and attractive woman,
and has suoh killing ways. Petrarch immor
talized his Laura in exquisite Italian verse;
shall we immortalize ours with an ugly
modern gibbet ? Unless all gallantry is dead
in California lovely Laura will not die. Her
name is too pretty, too historical, to be
entered on the roll of executed felon. For
give her if she did err rather more than is
given to less ravishing women to err; tell
her to go- and sin no more; or if somebody
must expiate her crimes, hang some homelier
female in her place. Beauty is so rare it has
its rights and privileges, and to its occa
sional eccentricities an admiring world
ought to be passing kind. She , loved
much and therefore she ought to be forgiven
much, one has only killed three men, and
an ordinary beauty would do that without the
aid ot a deadly weapon, if we are to credit
In her occasional breaches of the law she
only followed the fashion of the times, and
what is a woman if not in the fashion? They
say she might as well be out cf the world,
but probably she would not care to go out by
means of the gallows. AH women are privi
leged to shoot their lovers and their husbands;
it is the right of the sex laid down in the
American Magna Charta of publio sentiment;
the privilege is established on early and un
broken precedent. Hundreds of women
offended in thought or deed have thus settled
their accounts, and no one oi them has ever
yet been punished; none of; them except the
unfortunate Mrs. Fair but was aoquitted
amid the plaudits of an admiring audience.
California ought not to be- the first to depart
from this wise and beneficent rule. The gen
tle sex, as is well known, cannot pro
tect itself against the wiles of artful man.
Laws to keep the sw6et creatures in the
straight 'path are of no avail; and unless they
could use the pistol, vhere would be their
The lady Fair has such a round white neck
it would be a shame to erush it with a horrible
noose; she has such bewitohing eyes it would
be a sin to quench their brightness before the
allotted time; she has such delicate Little
hands and such graceful feet, Buch a perfect
form, such enticing arms, so- many allure
ments of person and of mind, that no gallant
man would willingly see them lost to the
world and sacrificed to the cruel demands of
law. It is true these very attractions caused
some trouble to others. Mr. Fair became
jealous and Mrs. Crittenden unhappy, and
even Snyder poor, foolish Snyder did not
like the turn that things took when he was
turned out to sleep on the sofa. Her little
hands managed to grasp ' a loaded revolver,
her flashing eyes were able to point it well,
and those taper fingers pulled the trigger at
the right moment. But after all she only
slew three objectionable persons only three;
so the Governor of California ought to par
don her; be ought to preserve all those en
dearing young charms f or a pleasanter Bleeping
place than the cold, cola ground, and not
five to the grave what was meant for nian
ind. Remember all the happiness that Mrs. Fair
has conferred. The most joyous moment of
man's life is when he whispers with beating
heart and bated breath into the ears of the
loved one the momentous question and re
ceives a favorable response. Observe bow
many must have whispered those words to
this beauty and been blessed by her reply.
one began when sne was little more than a
child, and kept on blessing all sorts of men
till the day of her trial. She blessed three or
four husbands of her own and several of other
people's, not to mention quite a crowd of out
siders. Even Crittenden himself would pro
bably have accepted the delights of her love
although he were forewarned how it would
end. The joy surpassed the misery in his
opinion we have no doubt, and it would be no
more than just to balance theacoount and set
me poor thing free.
WM. M. CHRISTY',
Blank Book Manufacturer, 8ta
tlouer and Printer,
Ho. MT 8. THIRD Street,
Opposite Uirard Bant.
1JOILEIS. SAFE AND ECONOMICAL, SEC
X i tioaai Boilers, water in On. The common
Tubular, water uulde or bum. - piaia Cylinders,
ituik. j-bi, ana vijt'".
O SURGE O. HOWARD,
U No. IT B. bUeeU
TOR BALE VALUABLE FARMS, 8ITCATE
IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA.
On the Bethlehem Pike, 13 miles north from
Philadelphia, near tha North Pennsylvania Railroad,
containing 8M acres. Tbe Improvements are large,
consisting of Stone Mansion, with bath, water
closet?, range, etc, two Tenant nooses, two large
Barns.sr&Dllnir for lOO hones and cattle, and all other
necessary outbuildings. The farm- la under good
fence and well watered; The avenues leading to
the mansion are ornamented by two rows of large
sr.aile trees; large shade trees around the mansion.
There are a variety of fruit trees ; about thirty acres
In timber, 30 acres In meadow, the balance all arable
land. It is well adapted for grain, breeding, and
grazing purposes, while Its situation, Oneold trees,
frnlts, and modern Improvements, commend1 It as a
gentleman's country seau If desired, can be di
vided Into two farms. There are two sets of farm
buildings. R. J. DOBBINS,
C 8 tuthsCC "Ledger" Building.
Ko. 8843 CHESNtTT 8treet (Marble Terrace),
THRBE-8TOKY, WITH MANSARD ROOF, AND
Til ItEi-8 TORY DOUBLE BACK
Sixteen rooms, all modern conveniences, gas, t k,
hot and eofd water.
Let 18 feet frcnt and 130 feet 9 Inches deep to a
Immediate possession. Terms to suit purchaser.
M. D. LIVENSKTTKH,
418 No. 1?9 South FOURTH Street,
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE . FOR
A SMALLER PROPERTIES.
No. 1917 CheBnnt street.
No. 1403 North Vroad street.
No. 1413 North Eighteenth street.
Lot, Broad and Vine streets, 73 by 800 feet.
Lot, Brand street, above Thompson, 145 by 200 feet.
Square of Ground, Broad and Diamond streets.
Lot, 1'road and Lehigh avenue, 145 feet deep.
Lot, Broad and Summerset streets, S&0 by 400 feet
Lot, Broad and Cambria streets, 190 by 623 foot
S3 acre Farm, Backs county.
8 Cottages at Cape May. R. J. DOBBINR,
6 0tf "Ledger" Building.
E NKWi VERY. HANDSOME. AND CONVE
NIENT RKOWN-HTONE KitSIDaiNCKS.
With Mnutmrd roof, it oh. 4H2, 4204, and 4304 KING-M-bING
Avenue, situated among tho moat costly
Improvements of tela beautiful suburb. Ilwoecars
pons each way within one square each- house con
tains all modern Improvements, bath, hot and cold
water, stationary wasbstanda.ibell-caJIs, raose, two
furnaces, bay windows, etc., etc., and la built upon
.A, LARUE LOT,
more than ITS feet deep; the rear of the houses has
an unobtructed o.it-look upon the
WEST PUILADELPII1 PARK.
681m No. 685 WALNUT Street. ,
fT FOH SALEHANDSOME r.ROWN.8TONE
IJ-HI ivs-Jiucuur. noomiiio J uiua IIUUVB lllttSLUr
street, containing all modern ImprovemoDta. Lot
50 by SOS feet to Carlisle street.
Also, a modern three-story brlci Dwelllag, wltt
side yard. No. 1413 North Eighteenth strset. coo
talnlug ten roems,. with all the conveniences, and
win do soia a nargain.
Also, elegant foar-story brown-stone Residence,
No. 19 IT Cheenut street, built In a very superior and
BuoniHiRim manner. ix(44)f uy iis ieec
Also, ninety-three acre Farm, in Richland town
ship, Bucks roanty. within s;, miles of North
Pennsylvania Raiiroad. R. J.' DO F BINS,
8 a Btoth et ledger Bulldlug.
FOR A BARGAIN VALUABLE fT
ethlehem nik. 13 miles north o Phll!1'Dhla nHr
the North Pennsylvania Railroad, containing- JM3
acres, with handsome Improvements and alt the
modtrn oonvealencea. Has two tenant house and
two large bans (stabling for ieo horse-aad cattta),
and all other necessary outbuildings. It U wel
watered, and nnder good fence, etc Ther is a
variety of fruit and about 30 acres of timber. Can
be divided Into two farms If desired. It contains
everything to commend It as a gentleman's cwintrr
residence. Apply to R. J. DOBBINS, Ledger Budd
ing, or r. xc. BuiiEKK, on mo premises. 6 sstuthfrt
KORTH BROAD EPREET LOTS-FOR
't sal very cheap, west sfne of Broad, abovu
Vine, 73 by 198 feet; west side of Broatt, above
Thompsor, 200 feet deep to Carlisle street; east
side Broad, corner Caruurta, 100 feet front by &2$
feet to Thirteenth street R. J. DOBBINS,
tt 3 Btath 6t Lodger Bonding.
FOR SALE OR TO RENT HANDSOME
Brown-stono Rcsldeaoe, attnated S. W. corner
road and Thompson streta. containing att modern
conveniences, and nevdy frescoed and minted
throughout. 1). M. FOX St SONS, No. 540 N. Vl tTH
Street. - a&stnUnit
MFOR SALS OR EXCHANGE FOROKR
mantown property, house No. 'it'U Ridge ave.
Hue, aDd No. 1718 N. Tnth street, a h U1NUKLS,
No. 810 S. SEVENTH Street, 6 It Bt
STORE, No. 339 MARKET Street.
APPLY ON PREMISES.
S. & ELLISON A SONS.
A DESISABLB RESIDENCE TO LET ON
j! Wayne street, Oenuantown, within five
iiiiuutes' walkof Wayne Station: 9 rooms, hot ant
com warer aaa Dain. inquire ai jjanery, mo. 4mi
aaa.li Diree. e 1 u
OFOR RENT A FURNISHED HOUSE AND
GrounJa, with bubllng, near the city. Aoooaa
uy ran. Aipiy at i
6 9 t No. 1S12 LOCUST 8treot.
fcr)RICE Of ICE LOW BNOUQUTO SATISFY
"BE (SURE KNICKERBOCKER 13 ON THE
KNICKERBOCKER ICE COMPANY.
THOS. E. CAB ILL, President.
E. P. KKkSHOW, Vlce-Prealdent.
A. HUNT. Treasurer.
, K. H. CORNELL, Secretary.
T. A. HENDRY, Superintendent.
No. 435 WALNUT Utreet, Philadelphia. '
Branch Offices and Depots,
North Pennsylvania Railroad and Master Street.
Ridge Avenue and Willow street.
v mow Street Wharf, Delaware avenue.
Twenty-second anil Hamilton streets.
Ninth Street and Washington avenue.
Pine Street Wharf, Schujlfclll. ' ,
No. 4S33 Main Street, Germantown.
No. 91 North Second street, Camden, N. J., and
Cape May, New Jersey.
1871. Prices for Families, Offices, etc 1S7L
e pounds dally, to cents per week,
lj t a tg it t it
80 " " 95 - . 1
Half bushel or forty pounds, 90 cents each ds
WINDOW BLINDS, ETO.
Lace Curtain 8, Curtain Cornicei
' HOLLAND SHADES.
PAINTED SHADES of the latest tints, ,
BLINDS painted and trimmed '
.' Sf ORB SHADES made and lettered.
Picture Cord, Taeis, Etc, Repairing promptly
attended to. , . , ,..
D. J. WILLIAMS, Jr.,
Wo, 10 KOKTU blXTU ST1USKT,
itutj3m ' r"JLADaruiA
ACE DEPOSIT OOMPANIEti
TnE PE3HSTLVAKIA COIIPADTY
FOR rSSUHANCES ON IVE AND
Office Ko. 304 WALNUT Street.
INCORPORATED MARCII ICy 1313. ,
BTJBFLT7S UPWARDS 01? 7GO,000.
Receive money on depoeit,retarnable on demand,
for which Interest la allowed.
And nnder appoinsment by Individuals, corpora
tions, and court, act as
EXECUTOK9. ADMINISTRATORS, TBT78TRB3.
GUARDIANS, AHtMUNEKS, CUMMITTUKS.
RECEIVERS, A38NT8, COLLECTORS, ETC.
And for the faithful performance of lta duties as
inch all its assets are liable.
CHARLES DUTILH, Pjesldent
Wttxim B. Uiix, Actuary.
Charles Dntllh, .Joshua B. Llpplncott,
ueiirj . nuii-iiis,
William S. Vaux,
John R. Wncherer,
Adolph B. Iiorle,
Charles II. Hutotiinaon,
Oeorge A. Wood,
Anthony J. Antelo,
Charles S. Lewis,
1 000 000 PBET MkocK. Joisr,
JLL LENGTHS,, ALL SIZES.
500 000 FEET 5" aMd - SOUTH
ERN PINE FLOORING (Dry).
Oar own working. Assorted and unassorted.
250 000 FEET virinia su
' FLOORING (Dry.)
Our own working. Assorted and unassorted.
250 000 FE3ST 3-4,J5.8andl4
INCH SJUE DOX BOA.IDS,
Together with a large and well-selected stock of
thuronghly seasoned Building Lnmoer of all dtwcrlp
tions, mitahle for the erection of Urge factories,
stores, dwellings, etc; in connection with the above
we are now running a
Ktenm Haw and lManinc; 311.1,
And are fully prepared to furnish Builders and
31111 Worlc of.all IonorIptIonM,
WINDOW rjlAMEP, SASH, SHUTTERS, DOORS,
BRACK KTS, Etc
SUPERIOR WOOD- MOULDINGS -A SPECIALTY.
BROWN A WOGLPPEn,
No. 827 rJOHMOND &TREKTV
59tnthslm PHILADELPHIA. '
t Q "71 SEASONED CLEAR . PINS.
iO I 1 SEASONED CLEAR PINE.
CHGU'B PATTERN. PINflt
SPANISH CEDAR, FOB PATTER38.
FLORIDA F LOOSING.
i LOK1DA FLOOaiNG. .
FLORIDA 8TEP BOARDS.
RAIL PLAf K.
1 Q71 WANUT BOARDS AND PLAat -t Q-f 1
lo 4 1wajnctboardsandpla, lc? 1
1Q71 VTNDERTAKERfy LUadB ZSL 1GT1
10 41 UNDERTAKER LUiLBaH, lO 4 1
RED CUM R.
WALNUT i-WD PINE.
SJ-ASONEX CHSlvEX. 10 4 1
. W3ITS OAK FLA-IS. AND BSAJUaa.
1Q71 CIGAR BOX MAKERS' '1QT1
10 11 CIGAit BOX MAKERS' l0 4J
SPANISH CEDAR BOX boABSa.
FOB BALK LOW. '
ID71 CAROLINA SOANTL1XJ. 1 Q-
1041 CAROLINA H. T. SILLS. lO', I
NOlfWAT SCANTL1.HU, ,
CXDAR SHINGLES. 10
CYTRESS SHINGLES. - 1011
MAULS. BROTHER It CO.,
No. s&o SOUTH Street.
1)ANKL PLANK, ALL TUK'KNSSS 3,
COMMON PLANK, ALL THICKNESSES.
1 COJ-MON BOARDS.
1 and t SIDE FENCE BOARDS.
WHITE PINE FLOORIN BOARBS.
YELLOW AND SAP PINE FLOORINGS 1 an
4J bl'liUCS JOIST, ALL SIZES.
HEMLOCK JOIST, ALL SIZES.
PLASTERING LATH A SPECIALTY,
Together with ft general aaaortment of Buildlnj
Lumber for sale low for cash. T. W. 8MALTZ, ,
806m Nairn RIDGE A-eaoe. north of Poplar St
WHISKY, WINE, ETC , :
7 INKS, X.IQ.VOHS, ENGLISH AND
SCOTCH ALES, ETC.
The subscriber begs to call the attention of
dealers, connoisseurs, and consumers generally to
his splendid stock of foreign goods bow on hand, of
his own Importation, as well, also, to his extensive
assortment of Domestic Wines, Ales, etc., among
which may he enumerated :
bee cases of Clarets, high and low grades, care
fully selected from best foreign stocks.
luu casks of Sherry Wine, extra quality of finest
100 cases of Sherry Wine, extra quality of finest
so casks of Sherry Wine, best quality of medium
vs barrels Scnppernong Wine of best quality.
60 ca-ks Catawba Wine " "
10 barrels " " medium grade.
Together with a fall supply of Brandies, Whiskies,
Scotch and og)iah Ales, Brown Stoat, etc., etc.,
which be Is prepared to furnish to the trade and coa
sumers generally la quantities that may he re
quired, and on the most liberal terms.
P. J. JORDAN.
C 6 tf No. 820 PEAR Street,
Below Third and Walnut and above Dock street.
CAR 8T AIR 8 & McCALL,
So. 126 Walnut and 21 Granite Sti,
IMPORTERS OF ,
Bran diet, Wines, Gin, Olive Oil, Eta,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
PURE RYE WHISKIES,
INJJOND AND TAX PA1IX BSI
8470 Per Keg. i
These Nails are know to be the beat In the market
All Nalla, no -waale, aad coat bo
more than other brands
Each keg warranted to oonUln loo pounds of Nalla
Also, a large Mnoruuent of fine Huur, Locks, and
Knob, saiid Bruuad, auiubia for flnt-oiaae UuUd.
Lugs, at the great
Ckeap-f or-CttU Hardware Store
j. ii. miAnnorf,
I U tutus! NO. loot MARKET Sire.
PU0r0SAL8 FOR MATERIALS - TO BK
SUPPLIED TO THE NAVY' YARI
UNDER THE COONIZANCF, OF TUB
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND
Navt Department, )
Bureau of Construction anp Repair, V
WAsnrsoTow, D. C, Jnne 6, 1871. )
Sealed proposals to furnish Timber and other
materials for the Navy for tbe fiscal year end
in(? June 80, 1872, will be received at this Bu
reau nntil 13 o'clock M. of the 80th of Jane
Instant, at which lime the bids wLU be
Tbe proposals roust be addressed to the
Chief of the Bureau of Construction and
Repair, Navy Department, Washington, and
must be endorsed Proposals for Timber,
etc., for the Navy," that they may be dis
tinguished from ordinary business letters.
To prevent confusion, and facilitate the open
ing of the bids, parties bidding for supplies at
several yards vitl enclose tluir bids in separate
envelopes, each indorsed with the name of the
yard for which the bid is maile.
Printed schedules for such classes as parties
deal in and Intend to bid for, together with
instructions to bidders, giving the forms of pro
posal, of gnarantee, and of certificate of guaran
tors, with printed forms of offer, will bo fur
nished to snch persons as desire to bid, on ap-
plication to the Commandants of the respective ;
-aiuo, buu luuro u& an lug jniuv uu
application to tbe Bureau.
The Commandant of each Navy Yard, and tbe
Enrchaslng Paymaster for each station, will
ave a copy of the schedules of the other yards,
for examination only, in order that persons who -Intend
to bid may judge whether it Is desirable
to make application for any of the classes of
The proposals must te for the whole of- a.
class, but tne Department reserves the right to
reduce tbe whole class, should tbe interest of
the Government require it, before the execution
of the contract. All applications for informa
tion, or for the examination of samples, must
be made to the Commandants of the respective -yards.
The proposal must be accompanied by a cer
tificate from the Collector of Internal Revenue
for the district In which the bidder resides, that
he has a license to deal in tbe articles for which'
he proposes; and, by direction of the Depart
ment, bids or offers roVX be received only from.
parties wlu are bona fide dealers in, or mattw
faeturet $ of, the articles they offer to furnish.
The guarantors must Decertified by the Assessor
of Internal Revenue for the district la which,'
The contract will be awarded to the person,
who makes the lowest bid and gives the guar
antee required by law, the Navy Department,
however, reserving therigbt to reject tbe lowest
bid, or anv which it may deem exorbitant.
Sureties in the full amount will be required to
sign tbe contract, and their responsibility must
be certified to the satisfaction of the Navy De
partment. As additional security twenty per centum will
be withheld from tbe amount of the bills until
tbe contracts shall have been completed, and,
eighty per centum of the' amount of each bill,
approved in triplicate by the Commandants of
the respective yards, will be paid by the Pay
master of the station designated in the contract,
or, if none Is specified, by the Paymaster of the'
station nearest the yard where the goods are
delivered, within ten days after the warrant for
i tbe same shall have been passed by the Secretary
of the Treasury.
The classes of this Bureau are numbered and
designated as follows:
No. 1, White Oak Logs; No. 2 White Oak.
Keel Pieces; No. 3, White Oak Curved Timber;.
No. 7, Yellow Pine Logs; No. 8, Yellow Pine
Beams-Oregon Pine Beams at Mare Island
Yard; No. ft. Yellow Pine Mast Timber Oregon.
Pine Mast Timber at Mare Island-Yard; No. 1L,
While Pine Logs; No. 12, While Pine Mast
Timber; No. 13, White Pine Plank Boards
Sugar Pine Boards at Mare Island Yard; No.
15, White Ash, Elm, Beech White Ash,
Redwood at Mare Island Yard; No. 16 White.
Ash Oars; No. IS, Black Walnut, Mahogany,
Maple, Cherry; No. 23, Cypress, Cedar; No.
23, Black Spruce; No. White Oak Staves
an! Headings: No. 25, Liznumvite; No.
Stiv iDgoi Copper; No. $; Wrought Iron,
round and square; No. 83. Wrought
Iron, flat: No. 3-. Iron, plate; No. 35
Steel; No. S7, Iron Spikes; No. &, Iron Wrought
Nails; No. S9, Iron Cat Nails: No. 43, Lead, pipe,
sheet; No. 43, Zinc; Ne. 44, Tin; No. 45, 8older;
No. 43, Locks, Binges, Bol-S, of brass and Iron;
No. 4!i, Screws, of brass and iron; No. 50, Files;
No. 51, Anger; No. 53, TooU for ship stores;
No. 53, TooU for use ia yard and shops; No. 54,
Hardware; No. 58, White Lead; No. 57, Zinc
Painta; No. 58, Colored Paints, Dryers; No. 59,
Linseed Oil; No. 60, Varnish, Spirits Turpen
tine; No. G3, Sperm and LardOU; No. 64, Tal
low, ttoap; No. 65, Fish Oil; No. 68, Glass; No.
69, Brushes: No. 70, Dry Goods tor upholstering;
No. 71, Stationery; No. 73, Crucibles; . No. 73,
Ship Chandlenr; No. 74, Acids; No. 75, Rosin,
Pitch. Crude Turpentine; No. 77, Belting, Pack
ing; No. 78. Leather, pump rigging, lacing; No.
SO, Junk; No. 85, Anthracite Coal; No. 83, Seml
titumlnons Coal; No. 87, Bituminous Coal; No.
88, Charcoal; No. 80 Wood.
The following are the classes, by the num
bers, required at the respective navy yards:
Nc. 13, 15, 18, 23, 33, 33, 89, 44, 43, 49, 50, 51,
53, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, GO, C3, 68, U 70, 71, 73, 74,
78, 85, 87, 88.
Nos. 1, 7. 13. 15, 16, 18, 23, 24. 35, 83, S3, 84,
85, 87, 88, 89, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 53, 54,
56, 58, 60, 63, ri, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 77, 78,
&4, 85, 87, 88.
Nos. 1, 7, 11, IS, 15. 16, 18, 23, 23, 24, 25, 83,
83, 37, 43, 51, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 68, 69,
70, 71, 73, 74, 80, 85, 86, 83.
Nos. 1, 7, 9, 83, 83, oS, 71, 85, 87.
Nos. I, S, 7, 11, 13, 13, 15, 18, 23, SO, S3, S3, 34,
85, 87, 38, 39, 43, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53,
53, 54, 5tf, 68, 59, 60, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72,
73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 85, 87, 88, 9.
Nos. 1, 7. 9, 13, 15, 13, 23, 23, 24, S3, 89, 43,
50, 53, 58, 59, CO, 63, 70, 71, 73, 77, 85, 87.
Nos. 2. 8, 9, 13, 15, 18, 23, S3, S3, 84, S5, 87,
88. 89, 48, 44, 48, 49, 50, 61, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58,
69, 60, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74. 77, 87,
88, 89. 661aw4t
"VTOTICE. SEALED PROPOSALS, INDORSED
"l'ropoala for furnishing- tbe public Schools
with Lehigh or Schuylkill Coal," will ha received by
tbe undoing ue at tue ortice of th Board of Publio
Koucation. K. K. corner blXTU and ADELPUI
Streets, Irom shipper and niiuera ouj (pursuant to
an ordinance of Councils), until SATL'UjI, June
U, lb .1, tul it Color a M.
toe proposals, waica win inoiuue ino storage or
the coal, must be for separate duiUlota, as fol
lows: Hrt diet., comprising- 1, a, 3, t, and 96th wards,
Keooud " b. , 8,aud th "
Third " , " ,11, RandlStu;
Fourth " " 10, 14, 16, l, ind89th "
Hith " " 14, U, 18, 1, and Hitt "
hixttt " sut "
SeveMh " Sid . "
Kiitlilu " " lUd "
Niutu " 84 andsith
TeiitU 80th . "
There will he two ateea reaulred. ess and stove.
adih. Ua 840 pound. KacU and every ton of
aald coal ahall be weixbtxl at tbe place of delivery.
In the pretence ot a proper peifcou to be deputed by
each motional board aa weigher (Huoiort to the ap
proval of Uie Oumuiittee u Supplies), who shall
keep an accurate account of each load of coal de
livered, lta exact welybt as ascertained by correct
calra; aud no bill shall be approved for such ooal
ODieraanaitidavltof the weigher shall accompany
such bill, betuug forth by whi contractor tbe coal
was delivered, the date of delivery of each load, the
number of tons and tbe quality of coal delivered,
and wbeiber weighed at the plaoe of delivery.
I'ropoeai- will be received at tbe -tune time for
Kindling Wood and Charcoal that iuar be re
qutrrd. Hy order Couuuttee on Snppiiea , . r
, U, V. HAIXIWELL,
lo1 U (4 becrclary.
nWAKBTRTON'S IMPROVED VENTILATED
and ea-.v-nuiuf HKi-vf4 HATS (patents, in all
li, e improved faaliloin of the atuuiou. CiLWNUT
tiirevt, text door to iu iwt C.ce. Hfi