Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, April 01, 1869, Image 5

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The Suicide’s Letter tobis Father-In-Law
Th# Bodies Removed to Conneotloul
The Coroner’s Inquest
Tbe bouse No. 815 Judson street, In the Fif
teenth Ward, in which James L. Blackatono
hilled bis wife and two children, was viewed by
a large throng of people yesterday. Dnringtho
entire day there was a crowd of persons men,
■women and children-gathercd in, front of the
building, engaged In discussing the details of the
friebifol tragedy, and throughout the city the '
horrible affair was the theme of general conver
-Bajflr!>Wm. C. Buehnell and Mr. J. R. Crampton
arrived in the city from Madison, Conn., yestor
day. Tho former is the uncle of Mrs. Bucks tone,
ana eays she was a remarkably amiable woman,
who throughout her life has. been much beloved
by all other acquaintances. She has two sisters
residing in Lyons, lowa, and another at her
former homo, in Conneetlcnt. Messrs. Bushnoll
and Crampton visited the soone of the tragedy
and then returned to the establishment of Mr.
CyrusJHorne, undertaker,to make arrangements
for the removal ot the bodies to Connecticut.
The faces of Mrs. Blackstone and the children, (
yesterday, had a natural appearance compared to
that of the day before. The expression on the i
husband's face waß that of sternness, which was \
not at all natural to him. The bodies were all
dressed in white cashmere wrappers,and onclosod
in plain walnut coffins. Tbo bodies were ar
ranged side by side, first that of Mrs. Blackstone,
then that of her husband and their little children.
.The letter which Blackßione wrote to Mb father
in-law, alter the murder, was in these words:
Dear father —l Eend yon what I am. I have
killed my three angels; they aro angels still.
The note was writton on ono of the blanks of
Adams Express Company, and probably in the
office of thrsamo. The penmanship was such
that the words conld scareoly be deciphered, an
evidence of the condition of mind of tho writer,
as he ordinarily wrote a plain hand.
Previous to coming to iMb city Blackstone was
a well-to-do Connecticut larmer, fourteen or fif
teen months ago. Be had a good sized farm,
well stocked, and was as well situated ns a young
man conld de6irc to bo. All at once he conceived
the idea of selling off and tryiDg Ms fortuno else
where. He finally did so, and came on to Phila
delphia to see what business he conld engage In,
aha left his family behind. Entering into part
nership with Mr. Fanston, in the picture
frame making and gliding, of which he had
not any knowledge, he sent for his family ana
went to honsekeeping. Hie conduct of late has
shown that the result of hla venture was not equal
to his expectations. He has at times evinced
great depression of spirits. He would occasion
ally sit at his place of business, as if in deep
thought, with his chin resting on the palms of
his hands, and sometimes look tne very
picture of despair. Then ho was
satisfied with the house he occupied. "Is
that a place,” he would say, “for a man to
occupy who has owned and worked a handsome
farm ?” He had reference to the smallneas of the
dwelling and the want of accommodations.
What his conduct was at home is not known, bat
it is believed to have been recently strange and
unnatural. A lady friend of Mre. Blackstone
visited her the other day, and as she was leaving
Mrs. B. asked her in a very earnest tone to come
soon again, leaving on her mind tho impression
that she had something to communicate, but the
visitor neglected to call.
In regard to insanity in the Blackstone family,
Mr. Bushnell states, that, so.far as Ms knowledge
served him, he was not aware of a single member
of the family, for three generations, ever having
been afflicted in that way, excepting the father
of Blackstone, who, many years ago, met with a
financial reverse, and couceived the idea, that ho
waß destined to become a poor man and would
be thrown on the town in which he lived for sup
port. He was ot that time suffering from an
attack of sickness, and on his recovery
the idea of want was dispelled, and since
then he has been perfectly Bane. Ho has
reached a ripe old age, being upwards of
eighty years, quite hale and hearty, and pos
sessed of full mental faculties. The suicide’s
grandfather lived to quite an advanced age, and
was never known to be in the least deranged.
The same may be said of the families into which
the parent and grandpareut intermarried. Tho
mother of tho murdered woman, Mrs. Solah Lee,
is represented to be a stout and active woman.
She has passed her fiftieth year. Both the Black
stone and Lee families are in good circumstances,
being possessed of considerable property. They
are highly esteemed by tbe citizens of the vil
lages in which they resldo.
Mr. Fnnston, tho partner of Blackstone,
The firm was getting along finely. They had
largely Increased their stock and business, and
were indebted but little. They had in their em
ploy a bookkeeper, in whom they placed Im
plicit confidence, and everything went on
smoothly until a month or two ago, when they
discovered that their clerk was keeping his ac
counts In a complicated and loose manner, and
when called upon to explain, ho was unable to
tender to them the satisfaction they desired, and
he was thereupon discharged. The boons were
theD examined into, and it wa6 ascertained that
Ihecleikbad embezzled moneys amonuting to
between two and three thousand dollars. This
necessarily had an embarrassing effect, but still
ibe firm was In sound financial condition, and
were able to cope with the loss and continue
the-ir business in the usual manner, and the dim
culty wdb being gradually surmounted. Mr.
btacketone appeared to take the matter at heart;
he however said but little, and when in conver
sation oppeared to be buoyant and full of hope
of tutuu- success.
Mr. Faußton further states that ho was In the
habitof working at picture.frames in aback room
of his store, leaving the door leading to the show
room open, so 111! a he conld see any customers
who might come in. During the past week Mr.
v Blackslone has entered the room several times,
closing the door uflcr him and stundlng along
side ol Mr. Funslon us he was at work. Mr.
Fnnston now recollects, and is impressed with
the fact of Mr. Blackstone having Beverul timcß
taken np a very heavy chisel and examined it.
During the time mentioned, Mr. Blackstone
seemed much depressed in spirits, and bo melan
choly as lo lead Mr. Fnnston to the Arm convic
tion of his being insane lor several days before
the murder.
The bodies of the victims of this 6ad affair
were taken to Connecticut late lust night in
charge of Messrs. Buehncll aud Crampton.
Coroner Daniels held an inquest in the case
this morning.
Policeman Eli F. Newman testified that Mr.
Fnnston called at the Ninth District Police Sta
tion-House about half-past three o’clock on
Tuesday afternoon, and told him he had a des
patch slating that Blackstone's family hud been
killed. In company with other ollieerß and Mr.
Funslon and two other gentlemen, witness went
to the house and could not get in; witness passed
through the adjoining house, got over the tenco,
entered thQ kitchen window and discovered the
bodies. , ,
Policeman John G. Mead corroborated the tes
timony in regard to the finding of the bodies. A
woman residing in the neighborhood told him
that Blackstone was in the yard of his honse on
Sunday for two hours, engaged in playing with
his children.
Mr. Myers, No. 2521 Brown street, a}so testi
fied to seeing the bodiea when they were dis
covered by Policeman Newman. He had spoken
to some of the neighbors,and they oltguveßiack-
Btcno a good reputation.
James Cochran, 2iifi2 Brown street, testified—
Blackstone was at roy house last Friday. Ho
said that he had not (eft well for some time; he
said that his business was not going right; there
was nothing unuenal in bis appearance.
Dr. E. B. Bhaplclgb, the Coroner's Surgeon,
-testified to having made a post mortem examina
tion of the bodies of Mrs. Blackslone and her two
children, and ibe character of the
wounds, which were fully given in the DuUetin
of yesterdoy. He said that the children had
evidently been placed in the kitchen alter they
had been killed.
Frank A. Mulllken lestified-Mr. Blackslone
came to my office, in Fifth street, about the 11th
of March, and inquired about a house on Master
direct, near Twentieth; ho said that he would give
me the papers; ho (brought them on last
; Monday week, but said nothing; on the next day
be came in again and said that he wonld have the ;
papers made Out in Ms wife’s namo, but to leave :
the name of the grantor blank; on Thursday ho
again came in and eaid'fae believed ho would have
tho papers \ made . out In ■ tho name of
his brother-in-law, who lives out West;
on Friday he came In again and
said that he wonld have to throw up the bargain;
he then appeared to be down-hearted; I walked
with him to Seventh and Sansom streets' and on
tho way he asked mo a question of law; whether
if his wife had furniture valued at $1,500 given to
her by her father, he conld claim the $3OO
exemption allowed by low; on Saturday he came
Into the office and threw up the bargalo; he asked
me what my bill was, and whon I told him he
asked me to take less; be appeared te be troubled
In mind, and said that he was financially embar
rassed. .
Policeman Geo. W. Odenheimer testified—Was
on the Delaware front on Monday morning; met
Blachstone coming down; thought he looked
strange and turned and looked after him; I coa-
Itinuta to Market street, and was soon Informed
that a man bad tbrown his hat and coat over
board at Chcstnnt street wharf and then jumped
The inquest was thon adjourned until to-mor
row at noon.
Discovery of Human Bonks.— This morning,
while tho workmen wore engaged In removing
the rubbish from the cellar of the demolished
building at the 8. W. corner of Twelfth and Mar
ket streets, they were startled by tho discovery
of a quantity of human bones, In a recess ot tho
back part of the cellar. A partial examination
showed the remains to be those of an entire skel
eton of a full-grown man, and tbe Bkull, which is
evidently that of a youDg man, judging from the
perfect condition ot tbe teeth, has some small
itufts of hair adhering to It. Tbe recess in which
/the bones were found 1b bricked np on three
eideß, and partially upon the fourth, the remain
ing aperture having beon closed with a stout oak
door, bolted on tbe outside.
The discovery of the bones produced the ex
citement that might bo expected in the neighbor
hood, and all sorts of enrions speculations are
rife ns to the solution of the mystery. The de
molished building was a very old ono, and has
been occupied, for many years, by Solomon
Smncker, and more recently by G. Boyd & Co.,
wholesale grocers.
The bones have been carefully removed from
tbe premises, and as soon as tbe Coroner has
time to make a thorough investigation, it Is be
lieved that some cine will be obtained to this
Sunday ScnooL Anniveiisaky. —The 17th an
il iverearyof the Sunday School of tho Second
Beformcd Church of Philadelphia, Seventh street,
above Brown, was celebrated last evening, in the
presence of a large number of persons. The ex
ercises wore commenced with a grand march oa
lhe organ, performed as the children entered the
church. The hymn “We are Marching" was
then sung, after which prayer was offered. The
hymn “Feed my Lambs,” sang by the infant
school, was well performed.
The annual report was road by the Secretary,
John L. Vantine, Esq. Tbe main school numbers
350 children and the infant school 160. There
are also 12 officers and 50 teachers. The adult
school is superintended by D. W. 0- Moore, and
the infant department by Ellwood Matlack, who
have their ueßlslants. Thore aro also two adult
Bible classes. The Library contains 1.100 volumes
of excellent religious reading matter. The Trea
surer reported receipts amounting to $650 as con
tribntions from the classes for Missionary pur
post s. The Superintendent was presented with
u large and well-finished arm-chair, valued at
$6O. A large number of costly presents were
also mode. Tbe elogingand addresses were very
good. The exercises were closed with the Bene
diction, by Key. Robert A. Browne.
Fires This morning about half past twelve
o’clock Policeman Howard discovered a fire in
the basement of the grocery store of J. E. Hunts
man, at the Dortheast corner of Tenth and Mas
ter Btrcets. Tbe iiames were confined to tho cel
lar. Tho loss 1b estimated at $5OO and is insured.
About half past two o’clock this morning a firo
broke out in tho third Btory of tbe fumlturo
warehouse of A. J. Hubbs, No. 615 North Second
street. The fire burned stubbornly, but was con
fined to the apartment in which it originated.
The lots is estimated at $1,500. Tho flames are
supposed to have originated from a defective
A firo occurred at Ihe spoke factory of Kessler
Buckley. No. 1024 New Markot street, about
i ight o'clock this morning. Damage trifling.
Police Bisiness of a Month.— Daring the
month of March 3,109 arrests were made by
the police of the city. The prisoners wore di
vidtrd among the several districts as follows :
First 126 Thirteenth
Second 287 Fourteenth
Third 396 Fifteenth
Fourth 232 Sixteenth
Fifth 266 Seventeenth.
Bixth 116 Eighteenth.
Eighth .
Tenth ..
Twelfth .
Sad Affair is Frakkfori>.—A very sad affair
occurred in Frankford last evening. The wife
and daughter of Otto B. Schott wore standing
upon tbetr doorstep,whenjthey wercaltacked by a
savage dog. De.spito the cries of the mother, her
child was bitten sDd torn in the most terrible
manner by the animal. It is thought that she
will not recover. Considering the frequency of
em-h coseß, it is nenilv time steps were taken by
the anihorttics to compel citizens to keep savage
clogs chained.
Kimr.iNu an L’nocciifikii House.— Henry
Newton, Edward Doughorty and Fred. Cook
were louDd, last night, in an unoccupied house
at the 8. VV. corner of Tenth and Sblppcn streets.
They had cut off all of the gas fixtures and water
pipe, and removed them, with a boiler from the
cellar, to the first Itoor, ready to be taken away,
'i be thieves were arrested, and Ibis morning had
a bearing before Aid. Bonsall. They were com
mitted lo answer.
Biioi-i.iiti.no.— James Thompson was arrested,
Inst evening, at Fourth and Shippen streets, with
a piece of cloth valued at ©HO under his arm. It
was afterwards ascertained that the cloth had
been stolen from Killer's store, at Btruwborry
and Chestnut streets, Thompson waß committed
by Alderman Tittermary.
Serious Accident. —Samuel Fisher, who was
engaged at work on tbo frigate Brooklyn, at tho
Navy Yard,this morning, fi ll from the main dock
Into Ibe hold, a distance of twenty feet. Ho was
seriously injured and was convoyed to tho Penn
sylvania Hospital.
Juvknii.e Thief.— Albert Wigman, aged 17
years, was arrested yesterday lor the larceny of a
bag of chocolate Irom Smith's Btore, at tho S. E.
corner of Eleventh and Catherine streets. Ho
was sent below by Aid. Bonsall.
Tmc Coi.i.iu Tint or the Pout.— lion. Henry
D. Moore, having received hie commission as
Collector of the Port this morning, immediately
filed ins bonds. His sureties are James Steele,
Clias. F. Norton, Joseph W. Bullock and John
Resigned.— Solomon D. Start, who has been
connected with the police force of the Fourth
District, as an officer, during the administrations
of Mayors Henry and McMichael, yesterdoy ten
dered hie resignation to Mayor Fox.
Ai.i.egkd Swisdi.e William A. Parvinc was
arrested yesterday, in West Philadelphia, npon
the charge ol having swindled a man in -a horse
transaction. He was taken before Alderman
Clark, and was committed to answer.
Eesioskd. —Joseph P. Murphy and Charles
L-Spangler have resigned their positions ob As
sistant Assessors of Internal Revenue of the
Third District.
A Masquerade Party of Vki.ociuedists.—
At the Mammoth Kink, Twenty-first and Race
streets, this evening, there will bo an amusing
exhibition. Forty of the best velocipede riders
in the city will, on this special occasion, appear
in costume and mask, introducing at the same
time some mirth provoking scenes and the won
derful skill and dexterity already acquired in
managing the bycicle. This is tho lirat mas
querade ever given on> wheels, and its novelty
will doubtless attract a largo number ot persons.
Reserve Corps 92
Del. Harbor lb
Bchuylkill Harbor.. 21
Chestnut Hill 4
Day Sergeants 7
“Quick Returns" is . tho secret of money
making in many departments of trade. On this
Wanatnaker & Brown propose conduct
ing their spring business,and, therefore, they an
nounce a “lively and quick sale,” If the por
ifi ctly unlimited stock they have laid In can bo
disposed of In a few weeks, lcßtead of ono, two
or three months, the prices can be marked down
furbelow ibe usual figures; and. in confidence
that this will be done, and to secure Its being
done, every article ,in .Oak; Hall's now spring
stock is figured down to the very lowest possible
Temcerance Meeting.— The friends of tem
perance will bold another meeting this ovenlng in
the Lecture Room of the Church, Seventh street,
above Bi own. Addresses: may bo expected from
Rev. Penuel Coombe, of the Methodist Church,
Thomaß M. Coleman, and others.
Openino or Thomas Kennedy & Bros .
New Btobe.— Tho formal opening of tho Retail De
p ir'ment of the new marble-front storo of Messrs.
Th< mas Kennedy & Brolbcrß,No. 729 Chestnut streot,
took place yesterday according to announcement, nod
was in all respects a magnificent success. The thou
sands of dollars expended by this enterprising firm,
and ibe immense preparations they have made in
order to preent to the ladies of our elty tho most com
plete establishment of the kind In Amorlea, have evi
dently not been In vain. Tbelr store yosterday was
thronged with the beauty and fashion of our
city from morning until late In the day, aod tho
congra ulationß which greeted the proprietors
upon the completion of their new retail depart
ment, and tho superb display which it contained,
were overwhelming. It will bo remembered that
genuine French Flowers (not American Imitations)
have long been a standard specialty with this hou-e,
and wheit we state that their faculties for obtain
ing them enable them to sell the imported article at
cheaply ns the domestic flowers are sold at, ii Is not
surprising that Messrs. Kennedy So Bros, should
larucly monopolize tho trado In this department. Their
stoic yesterday presented a paradisaical appearance.
In addition to the profuse display of Bonnets, Hats,
and Bounet Materials, including a perfect fairy
seet e of natural (artificial) flowers, they had erects 1
m the centre of the store an Immense vote or basket
work of flowers, with aquariums in which fishes woro
sporting, and ornamental cages In which birds were
singing. Tho effect was pleasing, and evidently con
tribnted to the gratification of the visitors. The styles
ot tl elr bonnets wero greatly admired, and the reality
of this admiration was attested by the rapid sales which
eeemeo to be in constant progress.
Among tho gemß of the exhibition wo noticed a hat
of block hair, trimmed with scarlet, having a top
centre formed of grasses and wild flowers, and a
bi-d of exquisite plumage nestled in Its centre. An
other, equally pretty, was made of whlto lace, the
lace being freely mixed with gras*es, which had also
a bird nestled in the crown, and was decorated
with No. B ribbon streamers, fringed with lace at
the ends.
In passing through this immense stock, and noting
the preponderating styles, wo observed that in addi
tion to what we have already named fringed ribbons
will be much worn, also spotted and dotted rots. Illu
sions and laces, while marabout feathers, barred rib
bons, &c. (Ve need hardly say that the ribbon de
partment of this house is unsurpassed in America,
inis branch being scarcely less prominent In their busi
ness than French Flowers.
in honneis, a superb lilac illusion, with illusion and
ribbon strings, and marabout featherts to match, and
tipped with pearls, was universally praised, and elici
ted numerous orders; and the same is truo of a beau
tiful black lace bonnet framed with wheat and a baud
of jet and black straw leaves, with real lace failiag
over the wheal,and natnral flowers or buff and scarlet,
producing an extremely ricn and stylish effect.
On the whole, wo congratulate Messrs. Kennedy
fir their splendid hit,and rho ladles upon having a new
shopping resort, where their most fastidious taste in
ibe millinery line can never fail of being satisfied. We
may repent that tno prieeß of this house are sur
prisingly moderate.
A Day Among the Bonnets. —Within the
memory of that ancient individual, the oldest inhabi
tant, Philadelphia has never witnessed a millinery
demonstration eqnal to that of yesterday. The an
nouncement of several of our leading establishments
in this deparlment, that March 31 would be set apart
fot gratifying public cariosity upon the question or
Spring Bonnets and Hats, was the signal for a grand
larn-t.nt by the ladies, the effect and sneoess of 'he
moveptent being grenTy enhanced by tne fine, snnny
weather. After a casual glance at the displays offered
by several firms, we turned Ohr attention to the vi
cinity of 755 Chestnut street, where for several years
past tho well-known importing and manufacturing
house of Wood & Cary has held Its august sway in
Ibis field of fashion It was about high noon when
we visited their largo Retail Department, at which
lime the scene in the interior beggars description.
Hundreds of elegantly dressed ladles were hurrying to
and fro like a faity maelstrom, most of them in ecstatic
rnpmres over the "lovea” of French Bonnets and be
witching Hats that graced the opening. An inspection
of their stock discovered the fact the general shape.tize,
and style of bonnets does not vary materially from
the dominant idea last season. We had thought
that In poit t of slzelhe minimum had beon attained. a
year ago, but the crstly little ornament which is to in
tervene between the heavens and the dear heads of our
wives and daughters thiß season Is a still nearer ap
proach to microscopic proportions. But wbat they
lack in size they more than make up iu richness and
costliness of materials. This Is cortainly a great com
fort—to the milliners. There is, however, a difference
between the past and tho present styles. The shape
this spring has a more decided front, is a little more
toppy—a little nearer the '‘diadem,” and.on the whole,
presents rather a saucier air. The shape and the pres
rnt style ot wearing the hair harmonize admirably
both UDding to cover the forehead, which is supposed
to be '‘classic.’’
In materials and trimming almost everything Is af-
Jecied that fancy can auggetL Laces, flowers,leathern,
wheat, straws, grasses, birds, birds’ nests, beads.bnga,
bcctlee.und blue* bottle flies, all come in for distinct.vo
honors. The tamo general exuberance exists in regard
to colors, thongb buff and black seem to predominate,
while bright scarlet, green, purple, violet and other
shades will be worn whb, if anything, more than the
usual number of while.
Thai the effect of this artistic medley is pleasing, .wo
will nor prctCLd to deuy. Indeed, we believe that
Messrs. Wood & Cary’s display yesterday embodied a
huger aggregate of real clearance and flne taste thau
ht>s e\er before marked a bonnet ojtcniu? in this city.
The atipcib line of French Bonnets, selected person
ally by, and made expressly to the order of, a member
ol .he linn in i'arif, was the thems of universal admi
rai ini. In populaily introdneiug these gems they
will bo somewhat Americanized, although it is cvi
d< m ihai we are rapidly developing a taste that will
“swallow without winking” ihe most ultra fancies of
raiisiun fashion-mongers. In the matter of French
Flowers, even nature Itself (if that ware possible)
n-rms to be outdone, which,with the birds and gaudy
color' d injects, has somewhat the effect o’ rendering*
i Ihm\ carer’s head a trophy of the tropics. We prc*»
n:me that the next step will be to add in counterfeit
ihe warbling of the birds and the fragruuce of the
lit w ere.
Among the line of bonnets referred to we may men
tion a fine French Straw, Dimmed with loops of ribbon
mixed wiih tcurlet «nd black, huvingstrings oflaco and
j4iops of ribbon fa'liug over ihe hair, glvmg it a very
ricu si,d stiikingly beauiilul efl'ecu
Anoilier, also greatly admired, was of black lac».
trimmed with a lino rose and moss buds, which formed
t he ertir e face trimming and bonnet, and having a small
double Ia 11 of rich lace down the bur*.
A French bonnet, of a light shade of etraw-colored
cu pe, also attracted general attention for its oidity.
It wuh trimmed with a wteath of black lore leaves, the
latter being formed or flue lace and straw. Furrlon*
uesfl and style this specimen had no superior in the ex
Another representative favorite was a solid white
chip, very fully trimmed, with a full huuek of cr.isßil
’wheat mixed with real hum The effect wasex
ceodiDgly beautiful.
In ilaU the opening was replete with novelties and
grueelnl gems, and it is now conceded that every lady,
whether old or young, must be provided with a round
hat, either for undress or for the country; they are
really more worn than bonnets. They were displayed
in wbni arc known as the French. English ana A inert*
cun stylet, in white, brown, black and other colors,
and mode of straw, luce, chip, silk and other materi
als, mostly very fully and heavily trimmed, with
iluwcjs, fea'bors, bugs, birds and other ornaments.
Kibbous combined with lace are much used for stream
Among the specialties that wc may designate waß a
black illusion late trimmed vvii.li a superb bouquet of
rt iso and ivy leaves,aim streamers ot lace falling grace
lully across tbe back oflho bulr.
Another was a white straw Parisian Hat, also much
admired, with a niching trimming of scarlet satin,
black luce and scarlet poppies.
Still another novelty was a black English Walking
Hat, trimmed with a fall bouquet of wild flowers, and
ends of veiy wido Roman liibbon edged with lace fal
ling down tne bach.
In child ice’s lints the “Opening" was literally end
less, while the slock in the cases, of flowers, feathers,
anil every description of millinery goods, was posi
tively bewildering.
Ladies, Ricad.—Kid Gloves und Dress Goods
are made specialties of at A. A J. B. Bautuoi-oaieiv's.
one-price Dry Goods and Notion House, 23 North
Hiphih street. They guaramco every Kid Glovo they
sell; If they rip or tear another pair will be given in
exchange. Always in stock all nixes and colors of
Jonvin’s, JoEcpb, and a Glove hearing their own name,
which they guarantee equal lo the Jouvln, Ei/.im or
Alexandre, which they soil at $1 CO, Try them.
Now Dress Goods opening every day.
CnKSTiatHiF.dii Coat.s,
Aloenino an« Evening Coats,
All Varieties.
All Varieties.
At OiiAECEe Stokih & Co.’s,
Continental Hotel Building.
Corns, Bunions, Inverted Nalls, skillfully
treated by Dr. 3. Davidson ,No, 918 Chestnut street
Charges moderate.
. A Fact to , Reflect On.-—Among . jtho many
worthy Sons of 8L Crispin Mr. William Hr HolwMf,
the iafhlonablo Bootmaker, at 535 Arch Btreet, next to
tbo cornero! Sixth street, hold? an enviable . position.
Thoroughly practiced in all tbo details ofhla arduoas
profet-Bum, he 1b well qualified to pl< at*e;the most f/istt
dloua ofbis patrons. 'HI? boots are elegantly modeled,
tit to & charm, are made of the ve;y beet mawrlaiß.
and aro altogether unsurpaieedaatodurabmty ana
< aeeto the wearer. All who have suffered from lU
fltiing brogons arc. invited to give him a trial. His
prices are, moreover, very reasonable. .
You have nothing to gain and every thing, to
loFe by putilng off the Insuring of your life. Rates
grow higher as you grow older; yon are subject to a
hundred dissasea and accidents, which may put an Ri
anronce beyond yonr reach; and even yonr life ttsoir
may clip away while yon are saying‘‘l wdi inf 11 ™' “J
the 'Aubrioan Llpb Insubanob Companv n®*t
month or next week.
Pekoe Souchong.— A very superior English
Breakfast Tea. On sale by. Fairthorne & Co., 1030
Market street and 2C6 North Ninth,
Bpring Hats. Spring Hats. b t ,.
Charles Oakford & Bons,nnder the Contlnental.have
now open a splendid stock of Hats and Caps of the
latest Spring style.
Quiet and soothe the pain of children teething—
Uec Bower’s Infant Cordial. Sold by all Druggists.
Spring Hats. Spring Hats.
Charles Oakfurd & Sons,under tho CoatlQental,havo
now open a eplcno id stock of Hats and Caps of the
latest Spring style. .
Deafness, Blindness and Catarrh.
J. Isaacs, M. D.. Professor of the Kye . and Bar
treats all diseases appertaining to the above members
with the utmost success. Testimonials from the most
reliable sources in the city can bo seen at thiß offlee.
No. 805 Arch street. The medical faculty are invited
to accompany their patients,as ho has no secrets In his
practice. Artificial eyes inserted. No ..charge made
for examination.
Surgical Instruments and druggists'
Bnowdeh & BBonraa,
23 Booth Eighth street.
33 S. Sixth Street, above Chestnut.
' OCI7 B to th iTTPfI
Ornamental Iron & Bronze Works
Cast and Wrought Iron Bailing,
.Foundry —2028 North Tenth Street.
Wareroom—Bo7 Chestnut Street.
t*. th b 3mßp’
A. Freeman, Auctlonfer.—Spring Valley Brewery,
nbove Manayunk.--On Thursday afternoon, April
£9.1869 at 4 o’clock, will be sold at public Bale, on the
prenibeH,'bo following deaciibed real estate: All those
two certain contiguous lota or piecei of land, with the
improvements thereon erected, situate In the late town
>bip of Roxborough, now Twenty fi ret W ard of the city,
described together and bounded an follows: Beginning at
a corner in the middle of a one perch, wide road, laid out
to accommodate these *nd other lots of land late of the
estate of George Rlghter, the elder, deceased; thenee
alone the middle of said road B. 21 deg. 15 min , W. 40.8
perches to a corner; thenco N. 33 deg. BO min., W. 4b9
perches to a corner; thence N. 63 deg. 16 min., E. 64 8
perches; thence N. 29 deg. 15 min.,J6.4 3 perehes to the
middle of the said road; thonce along the middle of the
same n. 25 deg. SO min.. W. 24 8 perches to the pUce ot
beginning. Containing 9 acres, 1 rood, 86 perches of land,
more or lees.
from Green Lane Station, ahov e Manai i nk, and ib
op 60BAUUR1.H a day, 6 House row Ea engine, boiler,
water ri ii, 2681 gallons: 2 Tl N 8,4146 gallons ; 1 shim-
MLR. )967 gallons; b«»p jack 1931 gallons: backing
vat. 2623 gali.onb.9 bemebvoik*. oven 8000 gallons
kaoh; koald Ti n; pipkh: < upper coils; Staaii/KKaTORk ;
Tdebell’h patent bsvrigrratob, No. 2: rotary
MALT Mill.; ELEVATOR. AND KVKtO thing complete
l,l yg~ i*he building is substantially constructed, with
stone vaults and cellar®, and the capacity could be in
creased. There is a cooper shop, engine house and
scald shod attached to tbe brewery. On ibo premises
a) e nlso erected a stone bam; a three and two-atory stone
dwelling; office and store building, with spriag-house; a
line young orchard of selected dwarf fruit; a fine dam
supplying a sufficient quantity of ice for tho brewery.
The spring water is conveyed by terracotta pipea to the
breweiv, and its fineness for brewing purposes enabloe
the beet quality of ale to be browed here: tho Mau»yunk,
Norristown and Roxborough trade being already es
tablished. The superior collars and vaults w ould make
this a firet-elaes lager beer brewery, into which It could
b'*readily al'ered. , . . ,
BSf' The hors* e, wagons. oarts. barrels, tools, platform
rcales &c., will be sold at a valuation.
£3*** one half of tbe purchase-money may remain.
Clear of all Incumbrance.
rr&r *f,nn to be paid At time of sale
BJ? *ouu w A FKBBVIAN, Auettom»er.
Store, 422 Walnut street
MjHi Bdj hurst, deceased. James A. Frretnan, A"c-
ISEiL tiODeer. Frame Houses, Mo. 1322 Earl street,
Tficbtccntb Ward. Linder authority contained Id the
will of tho late Betty Uaybur*t, deceased. on Wednes
day April 21. U 69. nt 12 o'clock, noon, will bo sold ot
miblic »alo, at the Fxchango. ♦ hetnllowlog
d.-fCiibcd real estate, viz.: All that certain lot of ground
with tbo two-story name and the three-etory frame
|i> usee tbereon erected. situate on the west aide of Karl
street at tbo distanco of 64 feet southward from Oultul
nattreet, intne fc ightecuth Ward of the city; {between
'1 hompKon and Belgrade street*), containing in front 16
fn-t. and in depth titi feet 7 inches.
83T Subject to n ground rent of $2O per annum.
Ps9"“n»ie absolute.
t£T A 100 to bo paid nt tbo time of *»*le.
By order of JOSEBn Executors
M. SENDEULING.) xecutorg -
JAMES A. FUEtiMAN, auctioneer.
Store. 422 Walnut street.
i 1-. i i JZ* BAbc*~rJAMb6 A. FREEMAN,
f©”s At oiioDeir— ProDurty of the Big Band Crook Oil
J£o com puny .of Went Virgluia. By ordnrof the btock
liohler* 01 Big Baud c r , e k < *ilComuany |of Weßt \ iwipia,
on We dm eßay, April 5, IMW, at 13 o'clock, noon, will be
pold at public sale, at the Philadelphia Exchange, the
follow in a described real cut ate: All that certain tr-ct or
l iice of land with log house and other improvemonte.
Miuote on Bruehy Pork of Big Sandy creek In Wirt
rountv West Viiginla; ar bounced and rte-enboa in Deed
of Conveyance to tho Big Band Croek OilComp&nv of
West Virginia Containing *l4 aerca ol land, Ibis
property ie about eighteen mileefiom RaveuHwood,on the
Ohio river oDd twenty ficuu Pai kersburg, it- rold by order
ut the Stockholder of tho Big Sand Creek Oil Company
of Weet, V Irgin la. to close Us organl/.atiou.
KT The property in clear of iucnntbrauce.
r®r* sfcioo to be paid when struck off.
ifu-uiuu JaMES A. FREEMAN. Auctimeer.
,* Store 422 Walnut atroet.
, i tii-, uaru/wNt' COURT I'\>K THE Gl f I Y AND
1 of Philadelphia.—Estate of IIAItUIKT
KINGSTON. dec’d.-'jho Auditor appointed by the
ronrt to audit, nettle and adjust the account of S;
I'aY lixecutore of ihe hint will aud testament of □LAU
RIET KINGSTON. dre'd, and to report dlutrlbutiou of
t o balance in the hands of the accountant, will moet
tho parties interested for the parpose of hia appoint.
FLtIDAY, April 4tUb, 18Cfl. at ‘.\'A o’clock P. M..
at his office. No. 007 Race street, in the City of Philadel*
p IVN th p tnr>t» Auditor.
os Bouses, an the main rtreot, between Walnot lane
bfiaud Tulpihotken Btrert. Modern Improvements.
Bent locution in the Twettj-serond Ward. Apply to
THOMAS & HESTON, No. 5105 Germantown nve*
pup. ' -::
flfin «rnU built and Convenient Cottage, tiulabod-m good
H‘!i) giyle. with all Modern Convonlonceß* on Msnor’a
Lniio. (JuunantowD, three eoinmee 1 wMk from etMlon.
mil fit* 317 Walnut airoet
below Spruce, between Fifteenth
>433. end Sixteenth etreote, will bo icopon«d on Moa.
nav. Popicinhor2l4l_lMib.^—
B trado supplied with BondM Butter. Cream. Milk.
and Ebb Blßcult. Albo, Weet & Tborc’a cele
brated Trenton and Wine Biscuit by J,OS. B. BCBBIEU
5 CO.. Solo ABentß, 108 South Dolaware avonua
The Subscribers beg leave to announce fe their CUSTOMERS and Ihe
at the LATE FIRE At THEIR STORE will be axppaad for SALE on FRIDAY,
DRAPERIES, tome of thorn tho riohest Imported, BLIGHTLY WET, wiU be
sold at prlcea to Inaure their IMMEDIATE SALE,
Linen, Honse-Fuinishirg Diy Goods and Curtain Establishment,
apl 6trps
Oiv MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1869,
Nos. SIS arul SSO <3 IiESTTSXJT Street.
Bueinees will be commenced on the above day with an EXPOSITION of tho first stock of elfipaa
garments and piece goods for custom work.
This stock has been for some time preparing in New York ond our own city,and will embrace all the
Finest Spring Importations and Home Maunfaetores,
in the piece, for OKDEKB, and ready-made, in a finer class of Clothing than ever before sokl la
The Ladies will be interested in the BOYS' AND CHILDREN S DEPAJtT KENT, which Is ft
mb27 tfir
The Oldest Established end Most Reliable Clothing House in Philadelphia.
In faot, the ONLY Establishment where really Fine and Stylish Ready-Made
Clothing has been made a Specially.
All who feel inclined to favor us with their patronage can depend on not being
humbugged at ROCKHILL & WILSON’S.
Cur Silendid assortment for Men and Boys nave ALL been manufactured IM
THIS CITY under the sole supervision of Mr. Wilton, Ihe acknowledged most
experienced caterer to style in gentlemen’s dress In the business.
Our Elegant Stook of SPRING GOODS now ready.
603 and :605 ":CHEBTNUT.; STREET,
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