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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1871.
TDESDAT, MARCH 14, 1371.
TEE INDIGNATION- MEETING THIS
The reports from Uarrisbarg state very em
phatically that the commission scheme has
been nipped in the bud by the appointment
by Speaker Webb of fire additional members
upon the Committee on Municipal Corpora
tions, whioh has the bills in charge. All of
these fire honorable gentlemen except one,
we are informed, are opposed to the commis
sions, and the object of their appointment,
we are told, is to defeat the bills in commit
tee, so that they will be adversely reported,
and the House consequently prevented from
passing them except by a two-thirds vote. All
of which is exceedingly lovely in its superfi
cial aspects, but may we be permitted to in
quire, without impeaching Speaker Webb's
motives, why all five of the addi
tional committeemen are not oppo
nents of the grand scheme for plundering
the city of Philadelphia? It will not do for
the people of this city to rely for safety .upon
a legislative trick, such as this paoking the
Committee on Municipal Corporations most
certainly is, for while Buoh a trick may be a
legitimate means of defeating villainy, it is
far preferable that the men who propose to
institute a grand system of robbery should be
made to understand that they will do so at
their peril, and that the citizens of Philadel
phia have both the power and the disposition
to resist by force, if necessary, the attempt
now being made to trample on their liberties.
One exceedingly suspicious circumstance in
the appointment of the supposed anti-commission
committeemen is, that as a great in
dignation meeting is to be held at Horticul
tural Hall this evening, it has been possible
to announce in this morning's papers that the
danger is all over. Speaker Webb's little ar
rangement has squelched the commission
bills, and the men who expected to
grow rich during the next five years, and for
an indefinite period after that, have nothing
now to do but to tear their hair and to gnash
their teeth in impotent rage and disappoint
ment. All of which has very much the ap
pearance of an attempt to throw a wet
blanket upon the meeting called fqr this
evening, and to quiet the suspicions of those
who seemed disposed to be troublesome. We
warn our readers not to be deceived by any
reports from Harrisburg, but to assemble in
force this evening, and protest in such a
manner against the commission bills that the
men who are attempting to force them
through the Legislature will be obliged to
recognize the weight of publio opinion. The
advocates of the scheme for placing the gov
ernment of the city of Philadelphia in the
bands of a series of all-powerful and totally
irresponsible commissions are play
ing for immense stakes, and
they will leave nothing undone
to accomplish their object. It is therefore
v the duty of the citizens of Philadelphia to
watch closely every movement made at liar
riBburg, and to refuse to be deceived by any
half-way measures or arrangements for fixing
up matters other than by the clear and un
equivocal defeat of the bills. Let no citizen
who bad made up his mind to attend the
meeting at Horticultural Hall this evening
. absent himself on account of the reports from
narrisburg which appeared in this morning's
papers, or the probabilities are that he will
be obliged to suffer for it in bis pocket
If the commission bills pass every descrip
tion of property will be depredated in value
to an alarming extent, and in many sections
of the city real estate will scarcely be worth
owning. It will be a great mistake to sup
pose that the rich will be the chief sufferers
by this wholesale system of robbery whioh the
commission scheme proposes to inaugurate,
but, on the contrary, the burden of the in
creased taxation will fall upon the poor men,
the mechanics, the laborers, and all who now
have the greatest difficulty in earning a de
scent maintenance for themselves and families.
It will largely increase the rent of dwelling
bouses, and the liens which the commissions
are authorized to make against certain
property to secure the payment of
the ostensible cost of so-called
improvements will be so annoying and bur
densome that many mechanics and others
who now own comfortable little homes will
only be too glad to get rid of them at any
price and take their chances of getting
shelter under the roof of some one else. In
deed, it is impossible to estimate the annoy
ance and suffering which will be caused by
these commissions to the poorer classes of
the community, and it is the duty of the
bard-handed sons of toil, without regard to
party, to make their influence felt in an un
mistakable manner at the meeting to-might,
and not to allow the rich men alone to be the
denouncers of the villainous scheme which is
now being hatched at Harrisburg. Let there
be such an outpouring of all classes this even-
ing, and such an emphatic expression of
opinion, that the advocates of the commission
scheme will be made to understand that
Tammany rule cannet be inaugurated in th's
city without danger to the men who attempt
it, and we assure our readers that a little plain
talk from the citizens of Philadelphia will
have more effect in defeating the commission
bills than any packing of committees will.
That Speaker Webb's arrangement for killing
the bills in committee cannot be relied upon
for an instant will be seen if we investigate
the constitution of the Committee on Muni
cipal Corporations. This committee is com
posed of the following fifteen individuals:
Messrs. Johnston, Parsons;, Duffy, Wiley,
Dumbell, Walker, nagar, Fleeger,
Lamon, Starr, Mooney, Harvey,
Meek, McGowan, and Lewis. Ten
of these are reported to ba in favor of the
commission bills. Speaker Webb has added
the following five gentlemen Messrs: Miller,
White, Albright, Buck, and Q'dgley, one of
whom is said to be in favor of the commis
sions, which would make the committee now
stand eleven in favor of the commissions
and sine opposed to them. This would make
a majority of two in favor of reporting the
bills with a recommendation that they pass,
and those who participate at the meeting this
evening need not be at all surprised if the
proceedings are enlivened by a despatch from
Harrisburg stating that this has been done.
A rOLICT FOR THE A D MINIS Tit A
TION. In the National House "of Representatives
yesterday three subjects of general interest
were under consideration viz., a scheme for
increasing the volume of the currency; an
abrogation of the duty on tea and coffee and the
repeal of the income tax; and the old question
of protection and free trade. Here are three
vital issues, and if the administration is on
quest of a policy let it take firm ground in
them. The Democracy openly proclaim every
where, except in Pennsylvania, that in the
next Presidential campaign they intend to
make free trade the boldest inscription on
their banner; let the administration
be equalfy bold in avowing its
devotion to protection. For every vote it
loses on this issue it will gain hundreds. A
Republican free-trader is more than half a
Democrat already, and, like David A. Wells,
late Special Commissioner of the Revenue, he
is only awaiting a convenient opportunity to
desert openly to the ranks of the enemy,
while many thousands of Democratio protec
tionists will be kept within the folds of the
Democratio organization so long as Republi
canism courts free-trade alliances. Let the in
come tax be abolished to please the rich men,
and the tax on tea and coffee be taken off to
please the masses of the land, and the ad
ministration will, for such a service, have
a legitimate claim upon the gratitude of
both. These taxes are popularly
and justly regarded as war taxes, and they
should be imposed only under the pressure of
dire necessity. Grant will win a thousand
times greener laurels by fighting for protec
tion, and against the income tax and the tax
on tea and coffee, than by fighting for San
Domingo. If he adds to these planks of a
new platform a well-matured, and well-secured
plan for increasing the volume of the cur
rency, without encouraging undue expansion,
he can yet recover much of the ground that
has been lost. It is folly, in this age, to
attempt to amuse the American people with a
prospect of foreign wars, with petty acqui
sitions of foreign territory, or with tales of
the terrible doings of the Ku-Klux Elan?.
The wolf is at their own doors, and if the
men who rule at Washington are worth a
stiver they will devise plans for driving and
keeping him away. This is the paramount
duty of the hour, and while nothing is to be
gained, everything is to be lost, by shirking
it, and fey wasting the energies of a great
party in frivolous quarrels over unimportant
LAMENTABLE POLITICAL INTEL-
It is reported that Senator Cameron does not
intend to remain chairman of the Committee
on Foreign Relations, but it is impossible to
see how the nation can afford to dispense with
his invaluable services. That portion of his
duties whioh consists in supervising treaties
with the aborigines he can discharge with
pre-eminent ability, for the valuable experi
ence he gained among the Winnobagoes en
ables him to talk Indian as glibly as the most
skilful interpreters. In his examination of
treaties with Turkey he can be assisted
by his talented son-in-law who is
now Minister at Constantinople. He
will also be helped in his supervision of Ger
man treaties by proficiency in Pennsylvania
Dutch. He was sent as Minister to Russia,
and in the natural course of things should
have gained some knowledge of the Russian
language, but unfortunately he remained at
St. Petentiburg for only a few days, and the
service for which he pocketed a large outfit
and salary consisted mainly in a tour
through the Highlands of Scotland
over the old stamping-grounds of the .Clan
Cameron. This of itself, however, was of
great service to the American people, for of
all the inhabitants of the Old World none are
so important and so worthy of consideration
as the relatives of our distinguished Senator.
In the Italian, French, and Spanish languages
the new chairman of the Committee on
Foreign Relations is, unfortunately, not
specially well versed; but no one can ques
tion his appreciation of the music of Italian
opera Bingers, the aosuracy of his judgment
of French champagne, or his
ardent devotion to Spanish dollars. That
he is deeply learned in the musty lore of in
ternational law is amply proved by his control
over successive Pennsylvania Legislatures;
for the fact is palpable that he has secured
the votes of those . exalted bodies solely
through their keen appreciation of his pro
found knowledge of the subjects which
Puffendorf, Yattel, Wheaton, and
other old fogies Vainly endeavored
to explain. The Senate of the United States,
being the wisest deliberative body in the
world, had these extraordinary qualifications
in view when it selected such an exemplary
man to be its teacher and guide in the intri
cate matters relating to treaties with foreign
r nations. The news that he contemplates re
signing will plunge the nation into profound
grief. After the mighty advanoe step involved
in the substitution of Cameron for Sumner,
how can a man be found worthy of the man
tle of the illustrious Cameron?
The work upon the Northern Pacifio Rail
road is being pushed forward with the greatest
speed of which the large bodies of men at
work both on the Paoifio and the eastern ends
are cspa1 le. The average rate of advanoe for
the oomp'eted track is about two miles per
day. We hear daily of some new point which
has been reached, or some obstacle which has
been overcome. The great bridge aoro3s the
Mississippi, at the town of Brainerd, is one
of the latest achievements. This has just
been completed, and a train of cars cQnUifl-
ing officers of the road has passed over it. I
This point is one hundred and thirteen miles
west of Lake Superior. At this rate the
Northern Pacifio Road will soon be an estab
lished thing, and the great Northwest will
then be in daily communication with the rest
of the world.
Id great variety of stylet all the very newest
color, every size and shape, and far below prices
asked el Re where for same class ef (roods.
Wan am are a &. Brown,
I.arokst Cloth i no IIocss,
Not. 532, 634, 636, D39 MARKET STREET,
AND NOS. 1,8,0,7,9,11,13 S0CTH SIXTH STREET,
TnROroH to Minor St.
Men and Hots
Wanamaker & Brown's
Popular Clothino House,
S. E. Corner Sixth and Market Streets.
Ladies will find an elegant stock or the very latest
stylet In Fancy Suits for Boyt, from three years old
and upwards. All onr prices are
Wanamarer fc Brown,
Boys' and Children's Department,
on the First Floor,
NOS. t32 and 634 MARKET STREET.
The Sudden Changes of Temperature, together
with the searching winds which are now so common,
are causing severe Colds to prevail everywhere, and
laying the foundations for many cases of Inflamma
tion of the Longs, Pleurisy, Asthma, and other Lung
Disorders. Prudent people should now take
especial precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure,
and If unfortunate enough to contract Colds, would
do well to resort at once to Dr. Jayne's Expectorant,
a safe and reliable remedy, which will not only
promptly cure Coughs and Colds, but will relieve
and strengthen the Pulmonary and Bronchial
organs, and remove all dangerous symptoms. Sold
Gopsill's Philadelphia Citt and Business Dt
rectories for the year 1ST! hare just been pub
lished by James GopsllI, No. 201 South Fifth street.
The work of compiling the material for both of the
directories was done by Mr. Isaac Costa, and, to all
appearances, the works are both correct, and the
Information It put In such a form as to be most con
venlent and of the greatest possible use.
The City Directory contains about sixteen hundred
pages. The directory proper contains a complete
list of all the residents of the city, with full name,
business, and location. The appendix contains
much valuable Information and statistics relating to
banks, insurance companies, churches, and the
Siate, city, and miscellaneous records. There Is also
a complete street directory and city guide, from
which may be easily found any street, alley, or court
In the city, and the location of any spot according
to the numbering. A new and revised map accom
panles the volume, on which all the new city lines
are coirectly marked.
y The Business Directory contains some Ave nun
dred pages, and gives a classing list of all business
places within the city limits. The price of the City
Directory la four dollars; that of the Business Direc
tory cne dollar and fifty cents.
Just received overland a frtsh Invoice of
Green and Black Teas
Of all kinds and qualities, at greatly reduced prices,
some of whfch are put up In quarter boxes expressly
for family trade, which are of very fine quality, and
will be sold a bargain.
CRIPPBrJ & X&ADDOCK,
Importers and Dealers In Fine Groceries,
Wo. 115 S. Till III Street,
8 8 tuftuSUp Below Chesnut
WATCHES. JEWELRY. ETO.
NEW YORK WATCH COMPANY'S
(Factory, Springfield, Mass,
In presenting their Watches to the American pub
lic, we dojso with the knowledge that in point of finish
and time-keeping qualities tbey are superior for the
price to any Watch made In this country.
For sale by
ALEX. R. HARPER & DRO.,
Successor to John M. Harper,
No. 308 CBESNUT STREET,
SECOND STOHT, 3 S 8mrp
Salesroom of the American Watch.
sSteimvay & Sons
Grand Square and Upright Pianoi.
Special attention la called to their ne
l'atent Upright Pianos.
With Double Iron Frame, Patent Resonator. Tubular
Metal Frame Action, etc, which are maitchleta to
Tone ana loocn, ana unrivalled in durability.
ClIAULCB II L, A HI 10,
No. 1006 CHESNUT STREET,
IS tfrp PHILADELPHIA
efP!MS. AND ORGANS,
BRADBURY '8, L PIANOS,
BAlNES BROS', J titLMV"
MASON AND IIAMLIN'S CABINET OROANS
UOUJU ft. JflSUHKK,
No. 923 CHESNUT Street.
I. X. OOtTLD. No. 1018 ARCH Bueet.
WM. G. I1BCBIB. llTU4p
GOOD BUSINESS STAND TO LET,
SUITABLE FOR ANY BUSINESS.
Store null Dwelling:,
BOUTUWEST CORNER OF SIXTEENTH AND
iiaiA o lor. his.
Apply on premises. 8 14 tf
Tf WARBURTONS IMPROVKO VENTILATED
Zland enav tlUinir DRESS HATS ( Data nt !. la nil
lti lujDroved IsbUiods of the season. CllnaNL'T
feimt, uci aoor W ie a-vbv v;e, rps
WHEELER & WILSON
For Bale on Eaiy Terms.
NO. 914 OIIESNUT STREET.
GREAT BROWN HALL,
Every 'Variety X
(303 and COS
OUR NEW STOCK,
far exceeding in
VARIETY OF DESIGN
Anything we hare erer had,
PERFECT AND COMPLETE,
Is offered at rate
. L O WE R
Than It has been pf89ible to sell for years.
JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE.
BOBBINS, CLARK & BID OLE!
BOBBINS, CLARK & BIDDLE.
8 13 wa 41
OIL JPYIIV TITV
Ill ;il A. McCAttlV
Will sell at public sale his entire collectiouof
Foreign and American Oil Paintings,
No. 910 CHESNUT STREET,
Preparatory to making extensive alterations la his
On THURSDAY and FRIDAY, March 18 and IT,
Commencing at Ttf o'clock.
NOW ON FREE EXHIBITION.
11 6trp B. SCOTT, Jr., Auctioneer.
A SECOND-HAND FONT PHAETON
Address, stating price,
IV. It. K.,
8 13 81 Lock Box 41, poat Office
Surprise Oata, weighing 40 pound to the bashtd,
at tl-N per bushel. Also, New Brunswick and Ex
celalor Oats, ranted expressly for seed, for sale by
1. 1J. MINOLK A CO.,
JM86V No. 103 MARKET Street
1ER8ONAL.-100 WILL BE PAID FOR TUB
retoru of tUtt articles taken from corner if
MAMiKIM Street and Pi l.ASKl Avenue, Uerman.
town, at 8 A- M. a 14th March, ana no questions
Genuine Dutch Government Java, Coffee
IN TUB ORIGINAL BAG3,
JUST RECEIVED IN 8T0KB.
E. BRADFORD CLARKE,
(SUCCESSOR TO SIMON COLTON CLARKE,)
8. W. Corner BE0AD and WALNUT,
1 81 tnthBtrtp PHILADELPHIA.
C. H. HAMRICK & CO.,
No. 45 North EIGHTH Street,
WILL ON MONDAY, 13th INST.,
OIM21N OIVJS CASE
THE GREATEST BARGAINS EVER
OFFERED THE PUBLIC.
Black Silk, warranted Ivons
Slack Silk, warranted Belion's
Black Silk, warranted Belion's
make, $250 to $0.
Splendid Evening Silks,
ALL THE NEW SHADES,
AT LOW TCU0E3.
ZXemani, Ilernani, ZXernani,
75c. t Sl'29.
One Case Tea Rose Foplias, 37cM
One Case Splendid Silk Serges.
One Case Splendid Bine and
Whitb Flaids. 75c, worth 5123.
Cne Case Granite Poplins, 29
inches wide, 28c.
XL Earge Assortment at only
Half Market nates.
Lawn Suits Complete. $350.
One Case more Pacific and ZkZan
Chester Poplins, 12c.
One Case of Black and White
Plaids at 25 c.
Cilng along your samples.
C. H. HAMRICK & CO.
11 atnth3t4p - - - -
No. 28 SOUTH SECOND STREET,
(A few doors below Market,)
Open o tl T o-tl u y,
New Stripo Silks, '
New Check Silks,
New Shades Colored Silks,
Boat Black Silks,
The Latest Novel lies in Dross Goods
8 15 tnth2t
" TBOBNLEY'S ' J871
For eighteen years we hare been on SPRING
GAKSjlN HU and aiuld the iimU'iona or Time we
hav.t went steadily on aidlDg to oar long and re
apeuiable lut ol KJItoT-CLASS customers (and to
cur exchequer, of course) toi all of wfiieh we to-da
And la; that never in ai: the past have we ottered a
more complete stock of
Than we have the pfeasnre of now presenting before
fcPKLNQ DRESS GOODS,
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL SHAWLS,
RICH LIN'BN TABLB DAMASKS,
MARSEILLES AND OTHER QUILTS,
UUSUN8, CASSIMEKE4, FLANNELS, Etc.
JOSEPH H. TH0EN1EY,
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
EIGHTH and SPRING GARDEN 8ti,
1 1 tbstul PHILADELPHIA.
PERKUHG & CO.,
No. 9 South NINTH Street,
Bare always on hand a complete assortment or;
N. B, HERNANIES A SPECIALTF.
t (9 tnthsSmrp
STRICTLY ONE PRICE.
1 10 tntha No. TS7 CBESNUT Street.'
OHINA. GLASSWARE, ETO.
GAY'S CHINA PALACE
Removed from IOI2
No. I 109 CHE8NUT Street.
Opening of the New Store
Monday, March 13.
An entire new Stock Imported and selected by
Mr. GAY In Europe, to which the attention of the
Public Is Inrlted. We will commence In onr New
Store on MONDAY, and offer goods at a great re
duction on former prices.
White French China Dining Sets, 12T pieces... f 19-00
W hlte French China Tea bets, 44 pieces 575
White French China Tea Sets. 46 pieces 6 75
S'one China Dining Sets, 93 pieces 7-75
Stene China Cnps and Sancers,per set 13 pieces 50
Table Tumblers, per dozen 50
Table Goblets, per dozen 75
Glass Tea Sets (4 articles) 45
Bohemian Cologne Sets, 8 Bottles and Pun Box 90
An endless variety of Fancy Oooda, at an Im
mense reduction from former prices.
Goods to go oot of Ihe city will be packed and de
livered to transportation otilce free of charge, and
Insured against breakage to destination.
SHOW ROOMS OPEN TILL O'CLOCK AT
PATENT SOFA BED.
In consequence of certain parties representing
that their Sofa Beds and Lounges are of my patent,
I beg leave to Inform the public that ray Sofa Bed is
for sale only at MOORK tt CAM HlON'S and ALLEN
ft BROTHER'S, and at the Manufactory, No. 930
South SECOND Street.
1 his novel Invention la not In the least compli
cated, having no cords or rosea to pull in order to
regulate, or props to keep It np when In the form of
a bedstead, which are all very unsafe and liable to
get out of repair. The bedstead is formed by turn
ing out the ends, or closing them when the Sofa la
ii. r. novER,
No. 230 SOUTH SECOND STREET,
Joskph H Campion (late Moore ft Campion),
WILLIAM SMITH, RICHARD K. CAMPION.
SMITH & CAMPION,
FINE FURrrUBK, UPHOLSTERING9, AND IN
TERIOR HOUSE DECORATIONS,
No. 849 SOUTH THIRD Sr.reet,
Manufactory, Nos. sis and 811 LEVANT Street.
LIFE INSURANCE CO
ASSETS $:i 300,00000
INCOME FOB. 1870 J ,3 19,360 3
PREMIUMS PAYABLE IN CASH.
DIVIDENDS PAYABLE IN CASH.
LOSSES PAYABLE IN CASH.
Hon. Alex. O. Cattell,
L. M. Whllldln,
Henry K. Bennett,
Georire W. Hill.
Hon. James Pollock,
J. Edgar Thomson,
Albert O. Roberts,
r nuip a. uingie,
James L. Claghorn,
John wanamaker. 3 thstu3t rp
President A LEX ANDES WHILLDIN.
Secretary and Treasurer JOHN S. WILSON.
JJAVINQ DEEN APPOINTED AGENT3
FOll THE SALE AND EXCHANGE
NEW UNITED STATES LOAN,
We wonld tender our services to Investors or hold
ers of old loans desiring to make exchange.
DREXEL & CO.,
No, Si SOUTH THIUD STREET,