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THE DAILY EVBNlNU TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, APIIIL 12, 1871.
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WEDNESDAY", APRIL 12, 1871.
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THE PHILADELPHIA ALMSHOUSE.
It appears from the annual statement of the
GnardiauB for the Relief and Employment of
the Poor of Philadelphia for the fiscal year
ending December SI, 1870, that the appro
priations made to the Guard! ms last year
amounted to $422,79325, all of which except
If few thousand dollars was expended, and the
net cost of operations, after deducting re
ceipts paid into the treasury, was $378,3.3'!)1.
In this statement no allowance is made for
the interest on cost of ground valued at
$1,700,000, and buildings valued at
$S00,000. H tnis item -was
added it would swell the total
annual expenditure to about half a million of
dollars. This sum is devoted mainly to the
Support of an average pauper population of
8273, although out-door relief was extended
to 36,522 persons at an aggregate oost of
$G1,805'19 bo that the city of Philadelphia
has been assisting more titan 30,000 persons
by a contribution of nearly $2 each per an
num, and supporting entirely more thau 3000
paupers at a cost of nearly $2 per week.
The returns for last year, as compared
with those of former years, present a favora
ble contrast in several particulars, the
average weekly cost of each Alutnhouae in
mate and the net expenditure being smaller
than at any time since 18G3. It is evideut,
however, that, under the present system, even
the most careful attention cannot proveut
the city from being aubjeoted to unnecessa
rily heavy burdens; md that it does not aiFord
Sufficient facilities for attempts to utilize
the labor of comparatively able-bodied
paupers. While it it right that the
Bick, the insane, and the hopelessly
incompetent and incapable poor should be
maintained in idleness, the large class who
are able to labor at some kinds of employment
Should be compelled to toil, even if no mate
rial profit was derived from their labors.
Their ears should be familiarized with the
old-fashioned word the "work-house, "and their
bodies trained to the discipline that word
implies. Idleness is beooming entirely too
much of a chronic disease, and no more
effective preventive can be found than a
clear and well-defined understanding
among all classes of the community that
the penalty of failure to earn
an honest livelihood in some one of the ac
customed channels of industry will be en
forced labor inside the walls of a prison, a
bouse of correction, cr a work-house. The
Staple Philadelphia policy has encouraged
idleness until this city is regarded throughout
the land as the Paradise of loafers and bum
xners a Bare maintenance being always
afforded here, either in the County Prison or
the Almshouse, without any danger that
bodily exertion will be exaoted in return. The
proposed Ilouse of Correction, if spendily
constructed and properly managed, will de-
Stroy this fatal policy and at onoe check the
tide of paup6r emigration that sets in upon
Cs from other quarters, and arrest the growth
Of pauperism in our midst.
If we count up the number of persons com
mitted to the County Prison, the number of
paupers sent to and maintained in the Alms-
bouse, the total number to whom out-door
relief waa granted by the Guardians of the
Poor, nd the large army of ragged and gen
teel loafers and beggars in the community
Who subsist upon the public, it will appear
that a very large proportion of the population
of Philadelphia has ceased to be self-
. i r I 3 A . 1 1 . .
puBiauung, uuu iu vueuK i tie growing
tendency towards an increase of this army of
Incapables, the lesson cannot be too forci
bly, frequently, and practically impressed
that hereafter all members of society who are
not stricken by disease, insanity, or hopble-n
imbecility, and who do not posses the moans
Of aelf-sapport, have only left a plain choice.
being labor combined with liberty, and labor
inside the walls of a prison or Ilouse of Em
plojment and Correction.
THE MAliKKT STRKKT GAS WORKS.
The Indian who complained that ho w al
ways obliged to take the turkey-buzzard,
whilfl his white partner invariably took the
tnrkey, was not more unfortunate in taU busi
ness association than organized communities
or municipalities when they become entan
gled with private corporations. Philadelphia,
for instance, is involved in a complicated
business connection with the Gas Trust,
which rarely fails to prove exceedingly ad
vantageous to the Gas Trust or Gas Trus
tees, while the benefits to the city are of an
exceedingly donbtfnl and questionable
charaoer. At the present time we nnder
ststid that a peculiar new issue, arising out of
this old connection, is attracting considerab1
attention. That mysterious and all-powerful
body, the Gas Trust, has doided, for reasons
best known to itself, to razee the gas work
looated near the Market Street Bridge, which
may or may not be a wise and neoessary
measure in itself. The turkey-buzzard part
of this transaction is soon to be presented
to the tax-payers in a proposition that Coun
cils shall have these works rebnilt at the ex
pense of the municipality, under the threat
that if such a measure is not approved, cer
tain portions of Philadelphia will be left in
To most people it would seem that if City
Councils are to help rebuild these works, they
ehou d have been consulted previous to the
demolition of the eld works; and furthermore,
that if the city is to pay for new gas improve
ments, it should exercise an independent
judgment on the important question whether
the old site near the Market Street Bridge
should be chosen. It is said to be
very doubtful whether that site should be
chosen for new works, partly because the pro
gress of improvement in that important seo
tion of the city would thereby be retarded,
and partly because the efficiency of gas works
at that point can only be secured by expendi
tures which would be unnecessary at more
favorable sites. Before the pending dispute
is decided, it would be a refreshing novelty
if, for once in the history of a long business
connection, the Gas Trust should Bay turkey,
instesd of turkey-buzzard, to the tax-payers
The Strike at the I.ochltl Iron Works.
A fell ike was fumiKurated yesterday morning
among the employes of the Lochiel Iron Works,
in the lower part of the city, which promises to
be of lone duration and attended with great
suffering. We are not sufficiently informed
concerning the trouble to express an opinion
wuetner tne empiojers or tnose under their
juriedictioii are to blame, but the dispute cannot
lali to entail severe looses to both, and be re
garded as exceedingly unfortunate.
ice works mentioned comprise one of our
largest indut-trial establishments, employing on
a fair average 4tK) men, whose wages, amounting
to about 20,000 per week, support scores or
families. The waives thus paid will not long
support Idleness or inactivity, nor drive the
gaunt wMf from the door, w bether the evils
they complain of are real or imaginary, a rash
strike win not obtain redress or mend matters,
aud the all air cannot be regarded as otherwise
than unfortunate to the laboring men. Capi
talists aud corporations are better prepared to
endure a sutpeuxlon than those under their
supervision, and if matters can be amicably ad
justed without the sacrifice of principle it would
be far better lor both parlies. Wo understand
that the trouble had Its origin in the discharge
of a beater, a member of the National Labor
Union, ltic union took his cae under conside
ration, and ordered a suspension, which was
promptly complied with, nearly all the work
men being uu-mbers.
About 3 o'clock ywterday afternoon a number
of )u.iore, white and black, employed in dig
feh'.'4 out the canal, became engaged in a quarrel
at the corner ol State and Uanal streets, lhey
had been paid oil a short time previous, aud
BH.c t of them were more or les under the influ
ence ot liquor. From words the quarrel sooi
at-uiued the t-hape of a promiscuous row. Blows
were freely exciiaued, and stones and mis-Hies
hurled at "each other, in which nearly a hun
dred persous were Involved, the negroes out
numbering the whites (.mostly Irish) nearly
two to one. H:e crowd surged across the rail
road track, and finally over the caHal bridge,
receiving constant accessions and increasing in
turbulence. For aehort time the riot raged with
unabated fury and malevolence, stones flying In
every direction, and inflicting injuries. Officer
he Hey, who had been notified of the distu'hauce.
Boon appeared on the ground, and after firing
two or three intimidating shots from his revol
ver, aud giving vigorous chase to the ring
leaders, succeeded In restoring quiet. A number
ot persons engaged In the alt ray were more or
lees injured by the stones, one white aud one
colored man quite severely about the head. We
could not ascertain their names, nor the origin
of the difncnity. The affair was disgraceful to
all parties connected with it. No arrests were
made Uarrisburg Mate Journal yesterday.
From Advertisements in the Ledger of Janu
ary, 1864, fchPTEMBER, 13CT, AND APRIL, 1S63.
The People Kut their Clotiiinu at
1st. It is the Cheapest Place to bay in Philadelphia.
The house doing such a Large business employs a
Large Capital, and gets Its goods from Manafaotu
rers and Importers.
Id. It is the Best Place to Buy, because the Cloth
ing that comes from Gk Hall is really first class In
Style, Make, and Trimmings.
8d. Because there Is no disappointment. Every
thing Is as represented. If an article Is recom
mended It can be fuliy relied on, and this feature, to
those who are not Judges, Is Invaluable.
4th. Because the stock comprises such a splendid
variety that any one can be pleased. Instead of a
dozen styles there are hundreds, and any size or
Shape can be nited.
6th. Because the Clerks and Salesmen are gentle
manly ; and polite attention is given to all, jich or
poor, quics people or tedious, whether they wUh to
purchase or not.
6th. Because of the cheerfalBess with which an
article is exchanged if "It does n t please the folks
at home" or another ayle is preferred.
7th. Because the ci'stom dkpartment Is the bett
organized KutablUhment in Philadelphia to g-it a gar
ment niaue to onier, to nt, an I finished at short
notice, ai d promptly sent home.
6th. Because the assortment of Goods, in the piece,
la the Custom Departinet t, to select a stilt from, sur
pass anything ever known in Philadelphia, com
prising as many Goods as a score of ordinary Tailor
Let the People of Philadelphia come and see what
Iudustry, Organization, aud Close Application to
Business t an do in preparing for thH wxnu of the
eatMmuMty, and now Careful Study and Economy lo
Purchasing raw material can cheapen at) article to a
Orders by mall have the prompt attention of a
Special Ckrk, and where an article Is uuiatisfictory
it may be returned ana money refunded.
Port'LAR Clothing House,
S K. Covker Sixth and Market Strbets.
P. S We have a f ill line of B ys' C'louii'ig 'aud
Ut'LU I WtlslULg Uuods.
THE PHILADELPHIA CLOTH HOUSE,
H. "W. Corner
A visit to our establishment will satisfy the
largest and best selected stock of WOOLLENS, Etc., ever offered in
Philadelphia at Retail. All bought for CA8H, and will be sold at the
LOWEST PRICE S.
M". W. Corner
yTne gulden and wonderful arrival
01 warm wea-ner uatarauy
leads people to examine
their wardrobes, and see
If tber are provided
with tuin Clothing.
Great Drown Han
Is wellVored from
pit to dome with all
varieties of fine rai
ment, of every desirable
degree of thinness and
thickness, sulUble for the
earl? d-w of the Hprtng morn
ing 1 Puuab'e for the lively
he it on he April noonday I tiatt
abl lor the entiling damps of even
In if 1 Choice selecMona of every idea
In Heady-raaie Clothing await yon,
jrentlemeo, at ORKAT BKOWN HALL.
Fiulless variety of Aiuerl -.au and imported
Fine Woollen (loort in our Custom Depart
ment. OI'K PHIOE8 ARK hO LOW THAT
NOBODY IN TOWN JAN UNDERSELL US.
Come aud examine for yourselves.
ROCKHILL & WILSON,
GREAT BROWK HALL,
603 and 605 CHESNUT STREET.
J koVns rUFSTNHTST:
Shades and Designs
French and English
In great variety of
Pattern and Color.
Of beautiful finish and hue.
WESTON & BROTHER.
S. W. Corner NINTH andABCH Sti,
A full assortment now In store
OF THE CHOICEST NOVELTIES OF
FOB GENTLEMEN'S WEAR.
A SUPERIOR GARMENT AT A REASONABLE
PRICE. 4 8 Smrp
MICROSCOPES, TELESCOPES, THER
MOMETERS, MATHEMATICAL, SUR
VEYING, PHILOSOPHIC AIi AND
AT REDUCED PRICES.
JAMES W. OUEBN & CO..
1 so mwfMp No. 924 CHESNUT Street, Phlla
FOR SAL E A BARGAIN!
ELEGANT FOUR-STORY BROWN STONE
WITH SIDE YARD,
NO. 191T CHESNUT STREET.
Also, the FURNITURE, which is very handsome
and new, wul be sold for laouo less than cost.
11. J. UOIIBIMS,
4 12 4t Ledger Building.
of Mnth and
FITJE STRIPED CASQIKV1ERES.
GENUINE SCOTCH CHEVIOTS.
LINEN DUCKS AND DRILLS,
"Wliito and Colored.
of NINTH and MAEKET Streets.
Andes Insurance Co.
JANUARY 1, 1871.
CASH - - $1,000,000
Cash in hand of Agents, la course of
Transmission f 191,6."fl-9T
Cash in City Banks 136,169 18
Cash on Hand 762-68
Loans seenred by Bond and Mortgage,
being First Lien la Real Estate 614,0Sl-53
United States Bonds, par 1182,100 194,974-33
Alabama State Honrs, par $10,00 9,760-00
Ohio city and county Bonds, par f96,964 . . 92,215 -80
Loaned on Collateral Security B.6G0-0O
Accrued interest, not due 8,017-69
Bills Receivable 11,655-73
Office Furniture, and Fixtures and Sup
Amount due from Insurance Co. '8 856 60
Premiums uncollected at House Office. . . 637-14
Total Asset! tL203,42A-66
Losses reported and being settled $22,726-86
Amount due to Insurance Co.'a .150-00
Cash premiums premiums received $213,992-43
Premiums not paid In cash 84,661-17
Interest received on Investments 22,677-10
Total income $299,331-60
J. D. BENNETT, PRESIDENT.
DUY & WOODS,
no. 300 WALNUT Street.
MILLINERY, TRIMMINGS, ETO.
FRENCH BREAKFAST CAPS
McVAUCH a DUNCAN,
no. 114 S. Eleventh St.,
Have Jut received their Spring Importation of
French l!rcakTat Caps,
ENTIRELY NEW DESIGNS.
Piques in Plaids, Stripes and Cords.
French Nainsooks, Victoria and Bishop Lawn.
Tucked Muslin for Waints and bUrta.
French Worked and Hamburg Edgings and Insert
ing.. Rich Flonncings In Nainsook and Swiss.
Linen Dollars and Cutis, all Uis new styles.
Novelties and Fancy Articles received dally.
Ladles' Undergarments and Infants' Outtlts on
hand and made to order. 8 19 in 3m
Jast received, a Large Assort
ment of the Latest Btvles
WM. M. CHRISTY,
Stationer and Printer,
No. 1ST S. THIRD Street,
Opposite Qlrard Bank.
SHAFTING- AND GERING,;PULLEYS
Hangers aud Coupling!, bpeeda calculated,
Shafting aud Gearing arranged.
UKORUK O. nOWARD,
C 9 i No. 17 a. JUGUT4EN I'll biruet.
public that we have the
p II B
WHEELER & WILSON
For Bale on Easy Terms.
NO. 914 CHESNUT STREET.
fcteinway & Sons'
Grand Square and Upright Fianot.
Special attention Is called to their no
Patent ITprljcnt Pianos,
With Double Iron Frame, Patent Resonator, Tubular
Metal Frame Action, etc, which are matchless Is
Tone and Touch, ami unman ea in durability.
No. 1006 CHESNUT 8TREET,
9 13 tfrp prnr.AnELPKTA,'
fi PIANOS AND ORGANS.
OKU. BTKCH S W.X.)
BRADBURY'S, V PIANOS,
HAINES' BR08 )
MASON AND HAMLIN'S CABINET ORGANS.
No. -23 CHESNUT Street.
J.K.GOULD. No. 1018 ARCH Street.
WM. G. TIfiCHKB. 1 IT Uip
fxj cmcKmiirvG ions
Grand.S (pare and Upright Pianos.
DUTTOH'S PIANO ROOMS,
8 15 lm4p os. 1186 and 1183 CHESNUT St.
TTAVING BEEN APPOINTED AGENTS
FOR THE SALE AND EXCHANGE
HEW UNITED STATES LOAN,
We would tender our service! to investors or hold
era of old loans desiring to make exchange.
DREXEL & CO.,
No. 84 BOUTH THIRD STREET,
A large stock of very superior WINDOW GLASS,
AMERICAN AND FRENCH.
Single, Extra, and Double Thick ENGLISH CRYS
FRENCH PLATE AND MIRRORS, 8KYLIGHT
AND FLUTED GLASS. For sale by
1BEH J, II, SIIOBiVlAICUR,
4 19 4t NOB. 90S, 80T, 809, 811 N. FOURTH Bt.
FOR R B N T
I. FURNISHED COTTAGE AT LONG BRANCH,
Situated on CHELSEA Avenne, within a short
distance and having a line view f th ocean;
Dulshed In the beat style, with all the modern im
provements bath-room, hot and cold wa'er. sta
tionary WRMli-staiW on second tioor, and gas in all
the rooms. The lurnlture is of the best character,
with velvet aud tapestry carpeu, aud everything
neoessary to commence housekeeping at onc.
Apply to CHAKIKS If MASSON,
No. 89 N. SIXTH Street,
or No. 1M W. FOURTEENTH Street,
412 41' Now York.
No. SS BOUTH SECOND STREET,
INVITIS ATTENTIO S TO 113 STOCK
XmVtcing U the Ltt tt Nv)Mei. I
BRUSSELS 8IL" S,
HE POLITAN SILKS.
UNK MADONNA CLOTHS,
NEAT STYLES MOHAIRS,
WITH A GREAT VARIETY OP CHEAP
AT 25, 31, AND 37Jf CENTS.
BLACK AND WHITE PLAID SERGES.
BLACK ANI WHITK PLAID MOHAIRS.
BLACK AND WHITE PLAID CRAPES-
BLUE AND WHITE PLAID DO.
BLUE AND WHITE PLAID POPLIN.
BLACK AND WHITE DO. DO.
EECOND STREET, ABOVE CIIENUJ
418 wf9t4n PHILADELPHIA.
No. 28 SOUTH BKCOND STKKKT,
Opened This Morning
IVesH Invoices of
BLACK. AND WHITE,
GHhY AND WHITK,
BLUE AND WHITK.
GREEN AND WHITE,
LILAO AND Will I K.
Also, Freih Invoice cf Check Silks
OF THE BEST MAKES, REAL LYOSS
American Black Ollks!
From the best manufacturerc.the war of wnloh we
are prepared to guarantee. 44 19 wfu:4p
We are prepared to offer one of the best selected
Si oct s of DRESS OOOl'Sto be found In tne city.
The assortment embraces all the NSWasT
FABRICS and STYLES, from SUPERFINE TO
MBDIUM QUALITY. . ' "' "
Pirn Dros & Coi's First Quality
French Poplins, Silk and Wool
Plaids of all Styles and Quali
ties. ;-r , vt
Every variety of Goods for Ladles' and MUsea
Travelling and Walking; galttf.
JOHN VV. THOMAS & CO.,
13 ot. 405 and 407 N. SECOND S reet,
8 88wfm8mrp PHILADELPHIA.
IV una AIICII Stroets,
HAVE THEIR BECOND OPENING
ON MONDAY, APRIL 10.
SUMMER SILKS, Etc
1 ST mws3mrp
PEICE & WOOD, j
n. w. vomer niuuiu ana xilburt,
- Eave Just received a new lot of
Black Bilks at 1115, I1-87.K, 81-60, II-T8, 12,
lilac Alpacas, SS, 81, 8 40, 45, bO, t1, 75, 87X0.,
m. t B..IIh a TananaQAllflta - .
Plaid Porlius. from ye to 6i cents.
Black and Y hite Pluld Poplins, from 25 o 12 eta.
M ixed Goods for Suits, from 86 to 62 cts. a ' ardL 1
Pacino Percales, ciioloe avjlea. II
Plain Percales. American Pnuta. II
Vhit. rtivcda. COUHlntliitt ol HuMu-PliLld. Wfttnannka V
Pla:d Kwlbl Mu?,lcs, I'luid OrKaudies, Pliia"..
goft-llnlBh t'anibrlro, Nainsooks, Victoria Lawns,
4-9, ft-4, 8 4 Fiencti Muslins, 8wtss Muslins, etc
White Alftrteiiies Uuuuterpanea, very cheap,
lloni yocmb and Jacquard Uuilta.
JtariraliiS in Table Untiis, Napkins and Towels.
biitiLg Ui-tiis, HirU-eje linens, Nursery lilrd
Linen Lawns, Linen Cambrics, Huckaback and
Cixsh 'iowelMiiga, ele. elc.
c,om yards Hainburr EsIdkb, Flounoiugs and
iD'erlliigs, good st)ln., very ehei.
Pldltei Tuckiugg, Tucklntrs, lu(T1l0((S.
Aibk'c RuDliuiiit, Sai.drniKliaiii l'.uilliu.
Ladies rvltck and Colored EiigllnU bilk Uloves.
Ladies' l.lBle Thrt-ad Gloves.
Utctn'aiid Children's Unlearnt Berlin Gloves,
l adit-t,' Kid Gloves, II, a good article.
Ladles' black Kid Gluves, real Kid, 11-25.
Jouvlu's Kid Gloves, lu color a 'id bUck.
ltibbous, Klbbous, in color aud black, cheap.
PIUOK A WOOD,
8 lw N. W. cor. 1UUU m and FILUEUT.