Newspaper Page Text
THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAm PHILADELPHIA, TIIURSDAY, JULY 21, 1870.
ormiT or tiitj muss.
Editorial Opinions of the Leading Journals
upon Current Topics Compiled Every
Day for the Evening Telegraph.
OUR MLUCANTILE MARINE OUR RE
fVwn the A. F. Herald.
TLo war in Europe, which finds all our in
terests commercial, agricultural, and me
ctwnical on the verge of a magnificent op
io! trinity for advancement, find, unfortu
uately, the greatest ihterost of all. the ship
ping interest, utterly neglected, llo do we
stand to-day with regard to the carying trade?
We have not merchant vessels equal to the
task of carrying the trade of our own coun
try. The result of the war will be to block
tip all foreign vessels except those carrying
a neutral flag, and there are very few outside
the merchant marine of England. Bat Eag
land is determined that, unless forced by the
most extraordinary circumstances, Bhe will
keep Ler flag neutral in this war, and will
secure the carrying trade Vm the ocean. Iler
commercial interests are so immense that she
must remain at peace. It would not go very
hard vith her evon to forfeit her pledgod
honor or to shirk her treaty obligations pro
vided she could maintain her mercantile
supremacy on the seas. That bhe will do this
at all hazards we may be assured. Now,
where do we stand, the second maritime
nation in name? Bj a series of gross blun
ders committed by our "patriotic" Legisla
ture during the war we are left without a
merchant marine. Our ships were trans
ferred to foreign flags, and so ingeniously
anti-American were the connivances of Con
gress that we cannot get them back again.
Under the present laws of tMs loyal and
patriotic Congress we are prohibited from
purchasing a foreign vessel. Not even the
ships that we sold to foreign powers during
the war, when a weak policy compellod us to
put American vessels under the foreign flag
of Great Britain, can we buy back again.
We cannot build vessels, because the ma
terials for shipbuilding are bo laden down
with import duties that we cannot afford to
compete ith the shipyards of England and
Scotland. It is impossible for us to build
iron skips or steamers, because, forsooth, the
iron interests of Pennsylvania have to be
protected. In fact, the largest industrial in
terest in the country is cramped and crippled
in order that a merely local interest may be
fostered. A few years ago our shipyards re
sounded with the busy hum of industry.
They are silent to-day. A few years ago
our flag could be met on every sea,
floating over decks built in our own
dockyards. To-day and for the last ten
years the Stars and Stripes have been com
paratively a rare sight greeting the morning
sun upon the ocean or saluting him as he
dipped into the waves at evening. But it is
nothing to see the British flag aloft over
American ships built in the dockyards of
New York and Boston. They are plentv
enough. What a pitiful thought 1 What a
humiliating reflection for the people of a
great maritime nation which haa no second in
means and opportunities to be the greatest
shipbuilding country in the world ! And yet
by a miserable system of legislation our
shipping interests have been annihilated at
home, and we are left to play the part of
paupers upon the ocean, begging shelter and
recognition from foreign flags.
All this Congress had done for us daring
the war; but now an opportunity is offered
by the disturbances in Europe to retrieve
these blunders. The President saw the op
portunity and he promptly called the atten
tion of Congress to it, begging of them to
remain even one day in Bession, in order to
repeal the restrictive laws with regard to
the purchase of foreign vessels, and thus
enable as to pnt our merchant marine on an
even footing with our rivals. Bat Congress
would not heed the President's suggestions.
Their carpet-bags were packed to go, and go
they would these paltry fellows, who, having
made all they could out of their Congressional
service, were only too glad to let the dearest
interests of their country take care of them
selves. What cared they for the greatness of
the nation? . What, in fact, do most of them
know about it?
It will not do, however, to put the whole
blame upon the Republican portion of Con
gress because they were in the majority; the
Democratic members could have sustained
the President's message if they chose.
-They had strength enough, by casting a
unanimous vote, to retain Congress in ses
sion and give an opportunity to discuss the
Presidents views. We cannot accept the
flimsy excuse that the President's suggestions
were set aside upon the pretext of protec
tion to home industry. What industry ?
Where is there any industry in a single ship
yard of the country? To help native industry
would be to reduce the tariff on shipbuilding
materials from their present ruinous rate. To
increase the bustle and healthy trade of our
dockyards and piers and wharves would be to
permit ns to buy back the ships we were com
pelled to sell during the war. For this pur
Iose the President should call an extra ses
sion of Congress at once, or else the splendid
opportunity offered by the warlike status in
Europe to restore our mercantile marine to
its former vigorous condition will be- lost,
WHAT CAN PRUSSIA DO ?
from the K. r. Time.
It must be very evident to those who have
watched Europe during the past few years,
that both parties in the present war have
been carefully preparing for the possible con
tingency of a gigantio Btruggle. No traveller
can have failed to notioe the immense prepa
rations made in the fortresses of Rhenisn
Prussia, and the incessant manoeuvring and
marching of Prussian soldiers across the very
region now to be fought over. Never was
the old martinet drill, for which the Hoaen
zollerna have been notorious, so kept np in
the royal armies as during the last three years.
Railroad connections have been improved.
and there is now no part of Prussia from
which vast bodies of men cannot in a few
houia be concentrated at Cologne or on the
Upper Rhine. Nor has Bismarck neglected
the essential thing the sinews of war. An
important portion of the Prussian debt
has been funded; the publio credit is
excellent, and, in financial respects, Prussia
stands well prepared for the struggle. The
numerous little kingdoms, principalities, and
free cities wmcn sne nas aoaorbecl now fur
nish her men and means ; and all South Ger
many, in a struggle for the Rhine, will soon
be in her service or an ally. The Prussian
Government in one respect, it is true, has not
kept pace with her great opponent. Having
but recently become a maritime power, her
fleet is comparatively inferior ; a fact which.
aa her commerce ia now, we believe, third in
importance in the world, will be very disss
trous to her. Yet the naval authorities have
furchased one iron-clad frigate built in
Inglandwhich is aaid to be more powerful
than any single snip in tne react navy.
They have also provided several small "moni
tors ' for harbor defense. -
France has been equally diligent in her
preparations. "The Line" has been increased
in number, and, since Sadowa, the great body
of the army have beea armed with the Cun
sepot tifle a weapon pronounced by our offi
cers to be far superior to the clumsy neoile
gun of the Prusmirnn. Her naval prepara
tions have been immense, and the French
navy Is now the second in the world. The
French officers are no doubt thoroughly
familiar with every inch of the Rhine pro
vinces and every feature of the fortresses
where the struggle is to be. In a financial
point of view, however, we doubt if Franoe
can be considered so well prepared aa Prussia.
Her debt is enormous, and a short
harvest is crippling her means. In
the passions aroused, and the moral forces
in arms, the two opponents do not seem to
us equal. In the French population the love
of glory, the hatred of the German, and the
ambition of seeing France again at the head
of Europe, are doubtless fully awakened.
Still, to the French peasantry, who make the
bulk of the army, these cannot be vital mat
ters. France, in its Integrity, is not threat
ened, and the French mind of latter years is
more greedy of money thau glory. But in
the Germans, even in the poorest Ifaner, the
strong passion of nationality is aroused by
this sudden attack. Their country is threat
ened. The Rhine is to them a symbol of
All the old German enthusiasm, which has
broken the power of France on so many
battle-fields, will be kindled again. We shall
see some modern fiery Blucher leading the
young men once more in vehement assaults
on the French invader. Germany will be in
the position of a man defending his home.
Such forces as these, though of not much ac
count in modern warfare against superior
armies, are or immense importance where
the contending powers aro in other respects
If modern education be of much import
ance, the great body of the Prussian army
ought to be superior to the French. Terhaps
with the rank and file this is not of much
consequence. Yet, in respect to the whole
body of inferior officers, and in connection
with all the mechanical labors of an army and
the power of comprehending a manoeuvre,
supeiior intelligence and education must give
an advantage. It was plain that Prussian
intelligence gave the army the victory over
Austrian stupidity. Hay it not over French
From the X. 1". Tribune.
One of our leading magazines for August
gives the first place in its pages to a dolorous
lamentation from a Southerner over the pre
sent state of society in the land of "fair
women and brave men." The subject was a
pregnant one, and, with its actual tragic
facts, might have satisfied the most ambi
tious magazine writer. The curse of sudden
poverty, the bitterness of defeat falling upon
the dominant class, and the equally abrupt
elevation 01 a race 01 sens to a political level
with their masters, suggests countless dra
matic combinations, not only full of food
for thought for the philosopher or statesman,
but which might well have served as the text
for a few of those sensible, friendly words
whose healing power are so much needed
and welcome now-a-days, between South and
The cause which induces this modern Jere
miah, however, to take up his tale of woe is a
far different one. Slavery is the Holy of
Holies over whose desecration he weeps. He
portrays her laid waste, trampled under the
feet of mudsills and carpet-baggers, with such
extremity 01 unction tnat, like the prophet,
his soul is vexed within him, his eyes do fail
with tears, his bowels are troubled for the
destruction of this daughter of his people. It
is not either the bald, ugly fact of slavery as
popularly known that he delineates, but that
ideal patriarchal instiiution whose infinitely
sweet and tender relations were wont to be
urged upon us in poem and novel by gushing
oouiuuru lauien. me imug oeing nnaiiy and
incontestably dead, we vainly hoped that our
Southern friends would be content to bury its
unwholesome corpse and be done with it.
What is our dismay, therefore, to find them
raising an Irish "Keen" such as this over the
dead body, and threatening to oome again
and again with fresh ardor to unending fune
rals. But this is not the only mistake we have
made, it seems. Popular opinion held that
there were two classes of whites in the slave-
holding States before the war, whose dividing
lines were tolerably sharply drawn the
wealthy and cultured order, and the clay
eaters, "the poor trash" on whom even the
negroes looked down. Our friend, however.
represents a state, on the contrary, of entire
and Diissnu-democracy, "lne wife of a
wealthy man was the friend of a poor semp
stress; and the principal of a children s
scnooj, ne adds, breathless, with uplifted
hands, "once entertained at her table the
highest in the land! From this Aoadian sim
plicity the war has dragged them; large for
tunes have been made as well as lost; envy
and jealousy for the first time find entrance to
their bosoms. "They murmur not, and re
vile not," he informs us sadly; but how terri
ble is the disintegration that thus tears apart
the sempstress, the President, and the school
teacher, and casts them upon paths so differ
ent. The picture he draws is pathetio enough.
The Yankee new-comers "have strange habits
and outlandish ways, the servants are hire
lings, the skeleton peeps from the cupboard
at every convivial meeting, and Atra Oura
sets behind every horseman.' Atra Cura is a
very unpleasant companion in any shape; but
are we to understand that she appears to our
Southern compatriots as a hen ?
It is for fallen slavery, however, that he
ends, as he begins, his wail; and really so
strongly does he put the case, that we are
surprised at the obstinaoy of our colored
friends in remaining free if they could pos
sibly vote themselves again into the flowery
chains of such pleasant bondage. "They
feel in their hearts," "he tella us, that
they were in the hands of friends who did
what could be done for their welfare and
happiness. The slave remained for life a
devoted friend of the master, and was ever
greeted with beaming eye and cordial
joy. The serving race received more than
the ruling race, and the freedmen therefore
will feel the loss grievously in com
fort and happiness,' After pausing
to weep (so lavish is he of tears,) over the
bunded freedman thus rushing on his own da
struction of liberty, be reaches the culminating
point of Bentiment&l pathos, the height of
mischance wrought by the war, whioh will
probably Burorise most of our readers.'
'Thousands of Southern men and women in
the South in every generation had boon
brought up by oolored wet-nurses. White
nurses are now introduced wherever thev
cam be procured." He then enters into a
disquisition on the subtle change this will
produce on the next generation, bemoaning
the loss of the influence of the colored nurse
on the white foster child. Acadian simpli
city we are willing to credit cir Southern
friends with,' and their desire, Red Repub
licanism, if they will; but this longing for
agraiinnism of "feature, physique, and quali
ties" is too deep for ns. We cannot under
stand it. There are points in their history
with which it is difficult to reconcile it.
Jesting apart, we cannot but deplore the
publication of such articles as these. Oar
publishers, from motives of friendliness and
policy, are willing to do much to "conciliate
the South;" but such puerile whining as this
only provokes derision here; does not con
ciliate the South, and certainly doei not
represent it any more than the bitter squibs
and taunts of certain petty journals repre
sent the present generous, manly temper of
the Northern people. Th? white una at the
South who does not see (hat the abolition of
slavery was as healthful a political
change for his own race as for the
black should at least learn to submit to the
inevitable, and remain silent until Go.1 has
sent him clearer sight and better judgment.
While grove and earnest men of both sides
are hopefully striving to bring back the stir
and healthful business and brotherhxil of
life above the barrier of graves that stretches
across the country, why should the public ear
be disturbed with such caterwauling as this
over lost slavery and black wet-nurses? No
matter how weak and piping is the cry, it has
yet its small power of harm. Triihs like
"I.Ike rats, oft bite the holy conls atwaia
Which, are too iutnnse r uulome."
THE DRIFT OF AMERICAN SYMPATHY.
From the Baltimore America.
The sympathy of the American people, it is
already very clearly indicated, will be strongly
on the side of Prussia duriDg the pending
war, ana, it the struggle should be a pro
longed one, we have no doubt that this sym
pathy will be demonstrated in every way
short of actual interference in the conflict.
The prevailing sentimeut of this country
will, in fact, be as unanimously in favor of
Prussia as was that of England in favor of
the Confederacy dining tho Rebellion; but we
shall not, like England, permit our ports to
be used for the fitting out of piratical cruisers
to prey upon the commerce of either of the
There ere several reasons far this drift of
American sympathy altogether towards the
Prussians in a war which has neither in its
origin nor its avowed end any question of
principle, but is altogether in the interest of
the perpetuation of a dynasty and the ag
grandizement of au empire. The first of the
reasons is the general conviction of all intel
ligent minds that Napoleon is the aggressor;
that he has throughout sought cause of quar
rel; mat ne haa maae up his mind tor war.
and that the candidature of Prince Leopold
for the Sanish throne was the mere pretext
adopted for the carrying out of a prede
termined purpose. Had there been no va
cant throne in Spain, and no Prince Leopold
aspiring to fill it, the war would still have
come. The result of the l'lebitcite settled
that, and there has perhaps been no moment
since the people of France thus confirmed
the Napoleonic dynasty that the Emperor
has not been resolved to imitate the
elder Napoleon in becoming the bullv of
Europe. Tho avidity with which he seized
upon the selection of Prince Leopold as King
of Spain, and the tenacity with which he has
refused to be appeased when that German
prince was withdrawn, proves this as clearly
as anything can be proved that depends
merely upon the caprice or policy of an
autocratical sovereigu. Against such pre
tensions as the Emperor has setup of making
war, not because Germany desired to give a
King to Spain, but because ' the King of
frussia refused in advance to pledge himself
that no German prince shall hereafter be
come a candidate for that vacant throne, the
civilized sentiment of the world, and espe
cially of Americans, must protest.
Another influence that will most potentially
effect our sympathies is the presence among
us of a large and influential German element
a people assimilating most heartily with
our institutions, and receiving all the im
pressions of American progress with readi
ness, and in their turn exercising a powerful
and almost everywhere present direction over
the popular mind. This German element,
though true in its fealty to this country,
naturally sympathizes, and is already showing
it, with the Fatherland in its hour of trial ;
and Americans will not fail, to respond
to that sympathy, and will join heartily
in the demonstrations through which
it is made manifest. The position
of Prussia towards this country during
the rebellion will also not fail to be remem
bered. Throughout that time, both
at home and abroad,' the weight of a German
sentiment was on the side of national unity
and the Government. At Berlin our repre
sentatives met a ready sympathy and a cour
teous treatment that was extended to them in
no other European capital save St. Peters
burg. At home German naturalized citizens
reinforced our armies, and gave to the Gov
ernment the moral aid of their vote. Franoe
was at that time our most open foe, and Eng
land our most insidious enemy. England
shut her eyes whilst cruisers were fitted out
in her dock-yards and sent to sea to destroy
our commerce. France negotiated for the
recognition of the independence
of the Confederacy, and, had
she been successsul, would have
brought us into collision with foreign nations,
and added the terrors of a foreign war to the
already almost unbearable burthen of a disas
trous civil war. These are things that cannot
be easily forgotten, and even were Prussia
less in the ri-ht than she incontestably is,
would impress us most warmly in her favor.
As it is, she will have in the straggle that
now awaits her the open, avowed sympathies
of the American people, and if she ooines out
of it triumphant and successful, the rejoicing
throughout our land will be scarcely less
earnest and enthusiastic than that along the
banks of the Rhine and in the cities and vil
lages of Germany.
GRANT AND SHERIDAN.
From (As If. T. World.
It is possible that President Grant may
really have meant to pay General Sheridau
a compliment by removing him from the
very serious, immediate, and important duty
of pacifying and protecting our Western
borders, threatened now by a formidable
Indian war, and sending him off to wander
over Europe on a tour of inspection through
the hostile camps arraying and to be ar
rayed on the continent. This is possible,
we say; for the ways of President
Grant are often past finding out, and
bis curious infelicity in accepting favors
is only equalled by his equally carious infe
licity in conferring them. But, upon the
face of the matter, no sharper rebuke oould
be given to an officer than General Sheridan
has received in this roving commission. It
removes him from a position of grave re
sponsibility quite commensurate with his
rank in the army, and from active duties
mre to attract the attention, and, if well per
foimed, to secure the gratitude,of the country.
It sends him on an errand most fit lo be in
trusted to an aspiring voung o!fi:er of recog
nised intelligence and ambition, i but quite
beneath the dignity of the second personagi
in a great national army. , We have already
received information that from one at least
of the armies about to come into collision in
Europe, foreign officers of all rauks will be
carefully excluded; aud it is extremely pro
bable that the exclusion will be eitend J t j
both. Should it not be so, any American
officer permitted to visit the PrnssUa
camps aud positions will receive that permis
sion, not as an officer but as an Americiu,
not for military but for political reasons, as a
sop to the sentiment of the Germans ia the
United States and not as a tribute to his zeal
and his value as a soldier. A gallant and
devoted officer of subordinate rank might
accept such favors or run the risk of such re
buffs without derogation, in the discharge of
his duty and the pursuit of knowledga likely
to increase his usefulness to his country.
Not so the- Lieutenant-General of the armies
of the United States.
But even if the functions now imposed
upon General Sheridan were as becoming as
they are unbecoming his hierarchical position
in the service, it may well be doubted whether
he would be the best man who could be se
lected to discharge them. General Sheridan
is a cavalry officer. Ho has won his distinc
tion in that arm of the military service in
regard to which we have least to learn, for
the simple reason that there is less to be
learned about it than about any other single
branch of the military profession. The war
now beginning in Europe will be eminently a
war of engineers avd of tho artillery. The
infantry of Prussia and of France, of course,
will play a great part in it; but their part
in it will be subordinated to that of the
higher Rnd more scieutifio arms with which
there is no reason to suppose that General
Sheridan is at all conspicuously familiar.
Among the graduates at West Point in our
army there are many men, whose names it
would be as invidious as useless for U3 now
to point out, who might have been selected
for the really interesting work thus thrust
upon the hard-riding salreur of the Shenan
doah and the Piegans, wilh advantage both to
themselves immediately and ultimately to the
nation. All these President Grant has passed
over to send off the immediate lieuteuant of
the General of the Armies upon a promenade
which might be very agreeable for a private
citizen, but which looks unpleasantly like a
enstigatory relief from duty for a soldier
actually filling a most important public trust.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEtf Til AT AN
application (fill be made at ttio next meeting
of the General Assembly of the Commonwe'iUh of
Pennsylvania for the incorporation of a IJanlc, la
accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth,
to be entitled THE (Jl'AKER CITY BANK, to bv
locateil ut Philadelphia, with a capital of one hun
dred thousand dollars, with the r'ght to Increase the
same to live hundred thousand dollars.
gy OFFICE OF THE PHILADELPHIA
J AND READING RAILROAD CO., No 227 Soath
Philadklphia, Jane 22, 1870.
NOTICE. In accordance with the terms of the lease
and contract but woe a the East Pennsylvania Railroad Oo.
and the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Oo., dated
May 19, 1809, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tJo.
will pay at their office. No. S27 South FOURTH at., Phila
delphia, on and after the I'.'th day of JULY, 137'), a divi
dend of $1'E0 per ahare, cloar ot all tales, to the stock
holders of the East Pennsylvania Railroad Co., as they
shall stand registered on the books of the said East Penn
sylvania Railroad Oo. on the 1st day of July, 1870.
All orders for dividends niuat be witnessed and
Note. The trinsfer books of the East Pennsylvania
Railroad f'o. will be closed on July 1 and reopened on
HENRY 0. JONES.
6 221m Treasurer East Pennsylvania Railroad Oo.
PjXf NOTICE 18 HEHEBY GIVEN THAT AN
application will be made at the next meeting
of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania for th Incorporation of a Bank, In
accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth, to
be entitled THE PETROLEUM BANK, to be Located
at Philadelphia, with a capital of one hundred thou
sand dollars, with the right to Increase the same to
five () hundred thousand dollars.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING RAIL
w ROAD COMPANY, Offlce No. S2I S. FOURTH
Street, Philadelphia, June 29, 1810.
The Transfer Books of this Company will be closed
on the 7th of July next aLd reopened on Wednes
day, July 20.
A Dividend of FIVE PER GENT, has been de
clared on the Preferred and Common Stock, clear of
National and State taxes, payable in cash on and
after the 22d of July next to the holders thereof as
they stand registered on the books of the Company
at the close of business on the 7tU July next. All
payable at this oillce.
All orders for dividends must be witnessed and
Stamped. . , S. BRADFORD,
6 a lm Treasurer.
13V NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
application will be made at the next meeting of
tho General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania for the Incorporation of a Bank, In ac
cordance with the laws of the Commonwealth, to be
entitled THE GERMAN TOWN BANKING COM
PAN Y, to be located at Philadelphlh, with a capital
of one hundred thousand dollars, with the right to
increase the same to ave hundred thousand dollars.
j- THE UNION FIRE EXTINGUISHER
COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA,
Manufacture and sell the Improved, Portable Fire
'Extinguisher. Always Reliable.
D. T. GAGS,
P 30 tf No. 113 MARKET St,, General Agent.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
application will be made at tae next meeting of
the General Asbeinbly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania for the incorporation of a Rack, la ac
cordance with the laws of the Commonwealth, to be
entitled THE GER MANIA BANK, to be located at
Philadelphia, with a capital oi one hundred Utou
sand dollars, with tue right to lUcrcAde te same to
oue million dollars.
THE IMPERISHABLE PERFUME ! AS A
rule, the perfumes now In cse have no perma
nency. An hour or two after their use there Is no
trace of perforae left. How dirterent 1 the result
succeeding the use of MURRAY LAN MAN'S
FLORIDA WATER ! Days after Its application the
handkerchief exhales a most delightful, delicate,
aud agreeable fragrance. 3 1 tuthst
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
application will be made at the next meeting of
the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania for the Incorporation of & Bank, In ac
cordance with the laws of the Commonwealth, to be
entitled TUE WEST &ND BANK, to be located at
Philadelphia, with a capi'alof one hundred thou
sand dollars, wltn the right to Increase the same to
five hundred thousand dollars.
jy- TREGO'S TEABERKY TOOTH WAS II.
It la the most pleasant, cheapest and best dentifrice
extant. Warranted free from Injurious ingredients.
It Preserves and Whitens the Teth!
Invigorates aud Soothes the Gums!
Purifies and Perfumes the Breath I
Prevents Accumulation ef Tartar 1
Cleanses and Purifies Artificial Teetal
Is a Superior Article for Children I
Sold by all druggists and dentists.
A. M. WILSON, Drupgi
1 1 10m Cor. NINTH AND FILBfi,
til rw., rnuacia.
HEADQUARTERS FOR EXTRACTING
Teetn ntn ireaa nuroasuxiae uu ADsoiately
"O pain. Dr. V. R. THOMAS, formerly operator at the
Colt Deatal Kootua. devotee his entire practice to the
painieef aiUMMa i
OENT.'B FURNISHINO COOD8.
p ATE NT WIO ULD ER-815AM
AND GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING STORE.
PERFECTLY FITTING SHIRTS AND DRAWERS
made from measurement at very short notice.
All other article of GENTLEMEN'S DRESS
GOODS in full variety,
WINCHESTER fc CO.,
11 . Ho. 700CHESNUT Street,
IJKOPOSAIS FOR MATERIAI TO BE SUP
TL1KD TO THE NAVY YARDS UNDER TUB
COGNIZANCE OF THE BUREAU OF CONSTRUC
TION AND REPAIR.
BtrnsatJ of Construction and Repair, V
Washington, D. U, July 14, WO. J
SEALED PROPOSALS to Inrntsh Timber and
other nintertals for the Navy for the fiscal vear end
ing June 80, ImII, will be received at this Bureau
until 12 o'clock M. of the lfvh of August next, at
which time the proposals wilt bs opened.
The proposals must be addressed to the Chief of
the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy De
partment, Washington, and must be indorsed "Pro
posals for Timber, etc , for the Navv," that they may
be dlptirignlshed from other bnsinens letters.
Printed schedules for such classes as parties deal
In and Intend to bid for, together with instructions
to bidf era. giving the forms of proposals of guarantee,
andof certiticateof guarantors, with printed forms
of otter, will be furnished to such persons as desire
to bid, on snplicatlon to the Commandants of the
respective Navy Yards, and those of all the yards
on application to the Bureau.
The CommRndftot of each Navy Yard and tho pur
chasing paymaster for each station will have a copy
of the schedules of the other yards, lor examination
only, In rider that persons who intend to led m;iy
Judge whether it is desirable to make application for
an? of the claws of those yards.
The proposuls must bo for the whole of a class, and
all applications for Information or for the examiiii
tlon of samples must be made to the commandants
of the respective yards.
The proposal must be accompanied bv a certtflciti
from the Collector of Internal lieveuue for the dli
ti let In which the bidder restdes.that he has a licence
to deal in the articles for which he proposes;
bp direction of the Department bid" or ofera will be
received only from parties who are bona tide dta'cr i i,
or titnnvacturert of, the articles they ofer to furninti
The guarantors must be certiiied by the Assessor of
Internal lieveuue for the district in which they re
side. The contract will be awarded to the person who
makes the lowest bid and gives the guarantee re
quired by law, the Navy Department, however, re
serving the right to reject the lowest bid, or any
which It may deem exorbitant.
Sureties lu the full amount will be required to 3 ga
the contract, and their responsibility must be certi
iied to the satisfaction of the Navy D partment.
As additional security twenty per centum will be
withheld from the amount of the bills until the sou
tracts shall have been completed, and eighty per
centum of the amount of each bill, approved in tri
plicate by the Coinmaudant ol tnn respective yards,
whl be paid by the Paymaster ot the stutlon desig
nated in the contract within ten days alter the war
rant for the same shall have been passed by the
Secretary of the Treasury.
The classes of this Bureau are numbered and de
signated as follows:
No. 1, White Oak Logs ; No. 8, White Oak Curved
Timbcr;No. 4, White Oak Plank; No. 7, Yellow Pine
Logs ; No. 8, ellow Pine Beams : No. 9, Yellow Pine
Mast Timber; No. 11, White Pine Logs; No. 12,
White Tine Mast Timber: No. 1, White Pine Plaak,
Boards; No. 16, White Ash, ilm. Beech; No. 10,
While Ash Oars; No. II, Htckory; No. 19, Black
Walnut, Mahogany, Maple, Cherry; No. 20, Locust
Treenails; No. 22, Cypress, Cedar; No. 23, Black
Spruce; No. S4, White Oak Staves and Headings;
No. 25, LtgDiimvitse; No. 30, Ingot Copper; No. 32,
Wrought Iron, round and square; No. 33, Wrought
Iron, Hat; No. 34, Iron, plate; No. 35, Steel; No. ill,
Iron Spikes; No. 3s, Iron Wrought Nlls; No. 89,
Iron Cut Nails; No. 42, Lead, pipe, sheet; No.
43, Zinc; No. 44, Tin; Nj. 4ft, Solder; No. 48, Locks,
Hinges, Hulls, of brass and Iron; No. 49, Screws, or
brass and Iron ; No. 50, Files; No. 61, Augers; No. 62,
Tools lor ship fctores; No. 53, Tools for use la yard
and shops; No. 64, Hardware; N?. 56, White Lead;
No. 57, Zinc Paints; No 53, Colored Paints, dryers;
No. fc9, Linseed Oil ; No. (50, Varnish, Spirits Turpen
tine; No. 63, Sperm aud Lard Oil; No. 64, Tallow,
Soap; No. 68, Glass; No. 69, Brushes; No. 70, Dry
Goods lor upholstering; No. 71, Stationery ; No. 73,
Ship Chandlery; No. 74, Acids; No. 75, Resin, Pitch,
Crude Turpentine; No. 7;, Belting, Packing; No.73,
Leather, pump riggiug, laciug; No. SO, Junk; No. 33,
The following are the classes, by the numbers, re
QUlred at the respective navy-vards:
NOS. 8, 13, 16, 10, 17, 18, 22, 82, 33, 35, 39, 44, 43, 49.
60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 5?. CD, 63, 63. 69, 71, H, 74, 73, 83.
Nob. 7, 13, IS, 16, 13. 22, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 33,
89, 42, 43, 44, 43, 49, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 83, 69, 60,
C3, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 77, 73, 83.
NOS. 1, 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, IS, 23, 24, 25, P2, 83, 34, 37,
B, 4!4, 44, 4, 4P, OU, Ol, OS, 03, 04, OU, 81, 53, 59, 00,
63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 77, 60, S3.
NOB. 4, 7, 9, 13, 15, 18, 32, 83, 43. 71.
NOB. 1. 3. 7. It. 12. 13. 17. 13. 20. 2J. 23. 30. 32. 33. 84.
85, 87, 89, 42, 44, 45, 43, 49, 60, 81, 63, 84, 67, 83, 89, 60,
63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74. 77, 73, 83. .
NOS. 1, 13, 15, 13, 2, 25, 82, 83, 89, 42, 44, 43, 49, SO, 53,
64, 07, C3, 69, 60, 63. 64, 69, 70, 71, 73, 77, 73.
NOB. 15, 13, 82. S3, 84. 85. 33. 89. 42, 43, 44, 43. 49. 50.
61, 63, 64, 56, 87, 6360, 64, 63, 69, 70, 71. 73, 74, 77,
83,89. 714 1aw4w
1 PROPOSALS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A
STEAM PROPfiLLER FOtt TUB REVENUE
"Washington, d. C, July l, 1870.
The bids for the construction of an Iron steim
Propeller of 50 tons, opened in this Department
June 80, being considered exorbitant, separate
sealed proposals will be received at this department
until 12 o'clock on FRIDAY, 89th July, 1970, for the
construction or a Steam Propeller of wood, of 360
- General plans, conditions, and sped Heat ton can
be obtained from the Collectors of Customs at Port
laud, Me., Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and
Renewed proposals are also Invited for the same
steamer of ikon, upon the same plans, conditions,
and specifications as were Issued Juue L No bids
will be considered except from parties regularly en
gaged lnshlp-bulldiDg. ..,
The Department reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
GEORGE S. BOUTWELL,
7 71114 18 21 26 23 Secretary of the Treasury.
IRON STEAMSHIP VIRGIN,
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD.
On WEDNESDAY, t:th instant, at 12 M.
This vessel Is well known. Description already
given in recent advertisements.
The Virgin will be sold peremptorily to the highest
bidder for cash.
One-fourth of the purchase money must be paid
on day of sale, the remainder ou removal of vessel
from the Navy Yard. The vessel can be examined
any time during the day.
hi order of the Secretary of the Treasury.
E. C. BAN FIELD,
KILBOURN & LATTA,
Tainting and Roofing Co.
TIN ROOFS REPAIRED.
All leakages In Roofs warranted to be made per
SfBNCER'S GOTTA-PERCHA PAINT
Will preserve Tin Roofs from Rusting and Leaking,
and warranted to stand ten years without repaint
ing. 'l h!s ts the only Paint that will not crack or peel
off. It is flastic Paint; It expands and contracts
with the tin, and leaves no cracks or seams open for
water to get through.
IRON FENCsS PAINTED WITH SPENCER'S
PATENT IRON PAINT, made expressly for iron
Horn, warranted not to crack or peel oil; wul retain
Its beautiful gloss for nve years.
AU work warranted.
All orders promptly attended to. Address
PHILADELPHIA PAINTING AND ROOFING
1 14 8m No. S3 N. SIXTH St., Philadelphia.
TI E A D Y ROOFIX G
XV This Roofing is adapted to all building. It
can be appuen to
STEEP OR FLAT ROOFS
at one-half the expense of tin. It is readily put on
old bblugle Roofs without removing the alilngles,
thus avoiding the damaging of ceilings aud furniture
while undergoing repairs, ino gravel used.)
PRJtS.kRX YcUU TIN ROOFS WITH
TON'S ELASTIC PAINT.
I am always prepared to Repair aud Paint Roofs
at snort notice, awo, raiMT tvu ualu it toe
barrel or gallon ; the best aud cheapest In the
W A. W ELTON
till No. Ul N.N INT US U above Coates,
lklTMBRELLA8 CnEAPE3T INTtii CITY
J DIXON'S. No. St 8. EIGHTH 8UtU IC li tntU)
TO SUMMER TOURISTS.
J till 11 COAL. jfc WAV. l'4.
i " ItAllMlOAJS. :
For the Valleys ef WYOMING and LE3IGH, ftr th
CATAWTSA RAILROAD, and for the SWITCH
BACK RAILROAD, celebrated for Its magulflcent
views, should take the ' ' ' 1 ; '
45 A. M. EXPRESS TRAIN from the NORTH
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD DEPOT,
Cornet of BERKS and AMERICAN Sts., Philada.,
Or by taking the 8-20 P. M. train from the saras
depot, can goto Mauch Chunk, remain thereover
night, pass over the SWITCU-BACK. ia the morn
ing; and continue their journey that afternoon. -
Those wishing to visit MAUCH C3UNK and the
SWITCH-BACK, can take tho 9 45 A. M. train, and
return to Philadelphia the same evening. . .
Large and well-kept Hotels at Mauctt ' Chunk,
Wllllamsport, Wllkesbarre, and Scrautnn.
Passengers to Wllllamsport by the 9 45 train reach
there in nearly two hours shorter time thau by any
Be sure to call for your ticket over the LEHIGH
AND SUSOUKHANNA RAILROAD,- and see that
you get them over that road.
Tickets for sale at No. 811 Chesnut street, No. 10S
South Fifth street, and at North Pennsylvania Rail
k. a. uvriimAflf,
Master ot Transportation.
JUIEN A. IINIllrt
7 S lmrp General Ticket Agent.
fiORTH PENNSYLVANIA RHIR01D.
' NEW AND ATTRACTIVE ROUTE
Northern Pennsylvania, Interior New York, Buffalo
Rochester, Niagara Falls, Watktns' Glen, the
Great Lakes, and the West.
Also to Wl.liamsport, WUkesbarre, Scranton, Schoo
ley's Mountain, Allentown, Manch Chunk,
and all points In the Lehigh, Wy.
omln aud eusquehanaa
Novelty, Comfort, Speed and Fine Scenery are tha
attractions of this route.
The attention of Summer Tourists Is a iked to thU
new and attractive route, passing through the varied
scenery of the Lehigh, Wyoming and Susquehanna
Valleys, oiiering Comfortable Cars, Excellent Hotels
and Rapid Transit to the numerous points of Interest
FIVE DAILY TTI ROUGH TRAINS
At 7 85 A. M., 9-45 A. M., 145 P. M., 80 P. M. and
6 tw P. M. (Sundays excepted),
FROM PHILADELPHIA PASSENGER STATION,
Corner oi BERKS and AMERICAN Streets.
Tickets for BUFFALO, ROCUESTEH, NIAGARA,
FAILS and the WEST may be obtained at Oince,
No. Sll CHESNUT Street.
ELLIS CL1RE, General Agent.
Tickets sold and Baggage checked through
rrlncl pal points at MANN'S North PESNSYLVA
N1A BAGGAGE EXPRESS OFFICE, No. 105 Soat
FIFTH Street. 711m
C. F. HASELTINE'S GALLERIES,
t . ;
No. 1125 CHESNUT STREET.
lllOrp , . ,-' ' ETC. ETC.
THE FINE ARTS.
HBW VIEWS IN 7 HE PARK.
Purvtaoce's Stereoscopic Views In the Park, ts
cents each, 12 50 per dozen.
New Chronio, portrait of Dickens, tht laot Uken
for which he sat, mounted, 9x11 Inches, SO cents
each. Hailed to any address. , , ,
NEW CHROMotf, after Birket Foster.
LOOKING-GLASSES still at reduced prices.
JAMES & EARLE & SONS,
No. 816 CHESNUT STREET,
" ' ' ' ' PHILADELPHIA.
' ' FURNACES.
Established in 1835.
Invariably tbs greatest (access over all competition
wheuever and wherever exhibited or used in ths
Patent Golden Eagle Furnaces,
Acknowledged by tbe leading Architect sad Builders to
be the most powerful and durable Furnaces edered, and
Ibe most prompt, systematic, and Urteet house ia this
line of business.
BEAVY REDUCTION IK PRICES,
and only first-class work turned euU
No. 1132 and 113. MARKET Street,
N. B 8FND FOB BOOK OF FAOT8 ON HKAT
AND VENTILATION.- S3 4i
TO LET THE 8TORJJ PROPKRTI NO.
ra Oheannt street, twenty flvs feet front, ens haa
dred aa.4 fort Br feet deep to Beaaett street. Baek
buildings (ls stories biah. Posssssipo Hf 1, 1570. At
dress TBOMASa. rtETOHKB.
U l J Pel o, H. J.
TO RENT TIIREE-8TORY i P WELL
ING, with back buildinss, strutted lu l' '
UUaUttlW DSHIlS.. ui, a ' "
betweea trout eed fceeoad, ,,,
apSSS' m0d,rU """""'""aIROM HURLEY.
t6 . Ho. s). i VfcK I H btieet.
TO LET THREE STORY iof?DLE II07SB,
No. :-o Hpruce street. Finest neighborhood la
Un.t Philadelphia. All the latest convenience a.
Lot. iuo by 11 feet, hbada and fruit irons. Apply at
No. UI S. TMKi) Street. i 8t
rpiIIS U YPGDIOn
AH IHDIsr KnSAB UK UTtULE I UK TUX fclDISS
(PaWuWd Jalf , U87.)
This Outer Is thsmoet necfect inveotloa srer offered
to tbe publio. Itiaeaailf operated. aesA ia appear in o
sad will sx4 injure toe fceix, as these is no beet required,
aoraajr nsetaiUe suheUnoo seed te met ec steak theuaic
Hannfuqr ured ealj , sad fas sale wholesale sad mUU, bf
fflcmLlXLAN Sc CO.,
I V. act K S & fONT Street, ruiladelpeis.
bold tt all T M90ds Trusmlsc tad KUyS Store.