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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH TRIPLE SHEET PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1871.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
AT THE EVENING TELEGRAPH BUILDING,
No. 103 S. THIRD STREET,
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1871.
TUB WILL OF THE TEOPLE 13 LAW.
The anti-Penn Bqaareites yesterday
met with a defeat at Ilarrisbnrg
which we hope will effectually
settle them for the fntore. The House Com
mittee on Municipal Corporations, which had
In charge Mr. Dechert's bill abolishing the
Building Commission, listened patiently to
the appeals of Mr. Tom Webster, listened in
terestedly to the fiery eloquence of Mr.
Smith, and carefully compared the
valuable statistics of Mr. Henry
C. Lea, and found the whole affair to be muoh
alo about nothing. Mr. II. V. Gray, in a
straightforward speech, pricked the anti
Penn Square bladder, and by showing the
interested motives and the real aim? of the
men whojwere demanding that the Legislature
Should interfere to defeat the will of the peo
ple, let the wind out of it, and then fol
lowed a total collapse. The result
of Mr. Gray's speech was that
the committee determined to report
the bill with a negative recommendation,
which will effectually kill it, aa the Washing
ton Square faction cannot obtain the votes of
two-thirds of the members of the House,
which are necessary for its consideration.
The entire Committee on Munioipal Corpora
tions, with the exception of two members,
Messrs. Miller and Johnston, voted to report
the bill negatively. The names of those who
thus respected the plainly expressed wishes of
the citizens of Philadelphia were Mooney,
Quigley, Griffith, Lamon, Dumbell, Albright,
Duffy, McGowen, Thompson, and Hager.
These gentlemen have done an essential ser
vice to Philadelphia, for they have put a
quietus to one of the most discreditable
attempts to defeat the popular will ever made
in this city, and they have insured the erec
tion on a suitable site of such public build
ings as will be creditable to a great and
wealthy city such as this is. The interested cha
racter of the agitation for the abolition of the
Building Commission needs no other demon
stration than a glance at the composition of
the delegation of anti-Penn Squareites which
has been in Ilarrisbnrg for the last few days
Urging the Legislature to reverse its action of
last year. Of those gentleman who protest
against the irresponsible Building Commis
sion but three are not members of commis
sions equally irresponsible which were
.created by the Legislature in the
same manner. One of them was
the president of the old Building Commis
sion, four are members of the Park Commis
sion, four are trustees of the Girard Estate,
and five are on the Bridge Commission. These
are certainly not the proper men to protest
against the Building Commission on the
ground that it was created by the Legislature
and not by Counoils. In fact, the whole
agitation that has been carried on
since the October election has
been nothing but an impudent
and reckless attempt on the part of certain
property-holders to prevent the erection of
the publio buildings at all, unless they could
have them in the neighborhood of Sixth and
Chesnnt streets. They managed to induce
the Senate to stultify itself, but the Commit
tee on Municipal Corporations of the House
proved an obstruction that could not be sur
mounted, and the Washington Square delega
tion were obliged to return to the city with
nothing to show for their time, labor, and
money. The action of the committee in re
porting the bill negatively was doubtless due
in a great measure to the eloquent speeoh of
Mr. Gray, who presented the real facts of the
case in such a plain and understandable
manner that there was no exouse for any
other action than that taken. Mr. Gray is
entitled to the thanks of his fellow-citizens
for his able vindication, of the cause of the
majority, as expressed at the October elec
tion, and the members of the Committee on
Municipal Corporations, who aided in the de
feat of theWaBhington Square conspiracy, are
also deserving of gratitude for their resist
ance to the demands of men who would sacri
fice the interests of the publio for their own
selfish ends. "
OUR WATER SUmY.
The water famine of summer before last and
the one which was threatened during the
prolonged hot spell of last year, awakened
much anxiety with regard to the reliability of
the means now in use for supplying the city
with one of the prime necessities of life.
For the city to be left without water in the
summer, or even for the water supply to be
seriously reduced, would be a calamity of the
first magnitude; and the subject of insuring
an abundance of water at all seasons, in the
face of all prebable contingencies, should
have received, ere this, far more attention
than it has yet done. A second summer
since the water famine is now upon us, and
there is no assurance that the works in ope
ration will not prove insufficient just at the
time when there is most seed that they
should be equal to every demand upon then;
and if the Chief Engineer obtains
the $2,122,000 he is asking Councils to grant
him for the extension of the water works,
there is no guarantee that even thin Urge
amount will place us out of the reach of dan
ger. Ia view of all the facts of the case, the
proposition of Colonel Barton II. Jenk, in
behalf of the Hydrostatio and Hydraulic
Company, of which he is President, is entitled
to a candid consideration at the hands of the
Committee on Water, to whom it was yeater
dayreferred. This company engages tofarnUh
pumps and buildings, and to guarantee a sup
ply of r0,(H0,000 gallons of water every
twenty-four houw, for the sum of $2, 500, 000.
In ras j Councils should not wish to adopt the
props ler pumps of this company absolutely
without giving them a thorough test, Col. Jenks
makes the additional proposition that the city
shall appropriate a sum sufficient for the erec
tion of a single pump at Fairmount or else
where, which can be operated by one of the
engines now in nse, and which the
company will guarantee to lift a greater num
ber of pounds of water per hundred pound
of coal than is now done in any of the oily
works. The pump alluded to is a screw which
revolves at a great velocity within a hollow
shaft, and its successful performances in the
cases in which it has been tried prove it to be
an invention of great value. If it will operate
upon a large scale with the same effect that it
does upon a small one, there oan be no doubt
aa to its superiority to any of the applianoea
now in use for furnishing the city with
water. It will be entirely independent of
the weather, and a dry spell will not affect its
operations so long as there is any water at all
in either of our rivers, and it will therefore
ensure a sufficient supply of water at all
seasons and obviate all danger of water
famines in the future. This pump appears at
least to be worthy of a fair trial, and if the
proposition of Colonel Jenks is accepted in
whole or in part, reliable guarantees should
be exacted that this company will fulfil all the
conditions of its compact. What the citizens
of Philadelphia want is an assurance that
water in the utmost abundance shall be
furnished to them at all times
of the year, but especially during
the hot season, and if the propeller pumps
can do this economically they should be
adopted. Before substituting them for the
present system, however, they should be so
tested that there will be no doubt whatever
about their ability to do all that is claimed
for them; and if they will do this, it would be
much better to expend our millions upon them
than upon the construction of new reservoirs,
which the experiences of the past prove may
some day fail when it is most important that
they should be full.
TEE NEW TREATY.
The new treaty with Great Britain, which The
Evening Telegbaph published yesterday in ad
vance of all its contemporaries, has met with
a deoidedly favorable reception from the
press and the publio. In view of the compli
cated and irritating questions at issue, the
huge volumes of correspondence which have
been filled by efforts to explain them, and
the repeated failures to peacefully adjust
them; it cannot be questioned that the High
Commission has performed a very dif
ficult and creditable task in devising a
mutually satisfactory solution for all old
complications. It is neither the desire nor
the interest of this country to rush speedily
into another war. The greatest boon gained
by final victory in the late contest was the
assurance that hereafter the nation might
live in external as well as internal peace; and
as this assurance would be rendered doubly
sure by a harmonious settlement with the
only foreign nation with whom a
dasgeroua conflict could easily arise,
the final ratification of a satisfactory
treaty with Great Britain would be
the most important and beneficent triumph
of American diplomacy. The triumph is,
substantially, embodied in the text of the
new compact. In its general character, as
well as in the details of its provisions, it is
dignified and apparently just. It furnishes
as complete a recognition of the high rank of
this country in the scale of nations, and of
the correctness of the principles of interna
tional law for which American statesmen have
hitherto contended, as could be desired.
There is something grateful to our wounded
pride in its very tone. It alleges
that "her Britannio Majesty has authorized her
nigh Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries to
express, in a friendly spirit, the regret felt by
her Majesty's Government for the escape,
under whatever circumstances, of the Ala
bama and other vessels from British ports,
and for the depredations committed by these
vessels." It provides for the creation of a
tribunal to decide upon the claims founded
on these depredations, which will not only be
of a dignified character, but which will be
chosen by powers likely to be friendly to us,
the President of the .Swiss Confederation
and the Emperor of Brazil being two
of the appointees. It concedes the
vital point that the rales applied to the assess
ment of damages shall be based on the ex
alted standard of the obligations of neutrality
for which our Government has hitherto
vainly contended. And it appoints Geneva,
a city looated in a European republic, as the
place where the arbitrators of the Alabama
claims are to meet. Although Great Britain
has grievously wronged us, she makes in
these provisions the best atonement that we
could reasonably anticipate, and our national
reputation would justly suffer if we were to
wantonly reject them.
The other subjects embraced in the treaty,
although important in themselves, are of
minor consequence. If we honestly owe
money to British subjects, it ought to be
paid, and the commission seems to have been
as careful as possible in restricting the num
ber and character of permissible claims
against this country. As the bulk of the
treaty is conceived in a lofty and magnani
mous spirit, we can scarcely believe that it was
the intention ef either party to weaken its
soothing moral effect by interjecting any de.
ceptive clause designed to create new diffi
culties and dissensions hereafter.
We trust no loopholes have been left for
the benefit of the Confederate bondholders of
England; that the fishermen of the United
States and the New Dominion will be enabled
to peacefully and profitably ply their useful
vocation; and that the Emperor of Germany
will be enabled to arrive at a satisfactory con
clubion on the vexed point whether the ex
treme Northwestern boundary line should be
run through the Rosario Straits or the Canal
General Grant's motto, when he was a can
didate for the Presidency, was "Let us have
peace," and the new treaty indicates that he
Lbs assured a long peace with our only dan
gerous foreign rival.
The State Legislature has passed finally a
bill which, under the innooent title of the
Laurel Bun Improvement Company, conveys
important privileges connected with the pur
chase of coal mines, and the mining and
transportation of coal.. The capital stock of
the company is to consist of one million of
dollars, but it is authorized to in
crease the amount of stook and to
issue bonds to an unlimited amount;
and also empowered to "purchase, sell, trans
port, and mine coal, and to mine and manu
facture iron, and to acquire from time to
time, by purchase, lease, or otherwise, an
unlimited quantity of land, as well as to con
struct all necessary buildings and fixtures
necessary for the purpose of mining and for
preparing coal for market, mining and manu
facturing iron, and the accommodation of
persons engaged" in the said business.
These extensive powers and privileges
would, at an earlier period of the history of
the State, have excited vigorous hostility; but
we are not aware that the bill in question
encountered any serious opposition, and, if
the Governor signs it, it remains to be seen
whether it will beoome a mere speculative
charter, or the base of gigantic coal and iron
'Let Us IUvk Peace "
Tna GfUnd Pkacb
On Monday, may 13, 1971.
All tkrsons in any way interested in this,
ever designed in philadelphia, will plea3e
observe carefully the following
To Participants in the Parade!
1st Suggestion. Much depends upon the appearance
of each individual, and to look
exactly right, you slioald be clad
In clothes from
Wanamaeer & Brown's Oae Hall.
2d Suggestion. If you must have a pair of Black
Pants, rememberyou can get them
for from 5 to tio, warranted the
best In town, at
Wanamaeer & Brown a Oae IIall.
8d Suggestion. You will need White Gloves, and,
perhaps, a new Cravat. These,
and all other Furnishing Goods,
are to be had also at
Wanamaeer & Brown's Oae Hall.
4th Suggestion. Waste no money In buying your
Clothes, but get good clothing at
the very lowest prices, for which
you must go to
Wanamaeer & Brown's Oak IIall.
Suggestion 1st. To fully enjoy thia grand display
you must have on a new Spring
The Largest Clothing House,
W. & B.'s Oak Hall.
Suggestion 2d. A the boys are going to have a
holiday of It, Improve the oppor
tunity by bringing them to
The Largest Clothing House,
W. A B.'s Oik Hall.
Suggestion 81. Remember that for men and
boys there are no prices so low
The Largest Clothing House,
W. A B.'s Oak Hall.
One Suggestion. Do not fall to call and look
through the greatest business
house in America. You will be
heartily welcome whether you
come to buy or not by
WANi maker h. Brown,
Oae Hall, Market and Sixth Streets.
Nos. 632, 634, 536, and 63S Market street, and 1, 8, 8,
7, 9, 11, and 13 South Sixth street.
br additional Special KoUcm t Intidt Faga.
THE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED HEttKEW
CHARITIES will hold its second annual meeu
Ing on SUNDAY, May 14, at 3 o'clock P. M., in the
JULIANNA STREET SYNAGOGUE. Tne ninm
bers aud contributors are respectfully Invite! with
out further notice.
N. B JULIANNA Street. .
6 H 2t Secretary.
tey GENTLEMEN IN SEARCH OU COMFORT
aLd style In BOUTa and SHOES should call on
At No. 33 South SIXTH Street,
2 20 tr
THE BEST COAL.
ISAAC K. WrTgHT & SON,
No. 124 South SECOND Street.
YARDS Corner EIGHTH and MASTKB 8U. and
wfm No, 818 SW ANSON St. above Queen.
PAPER MANOINQS. E I O.
fio. 1210 CHESNUT St.,
8 IS smw3mrp
T MAYER HAS REMOVED TO NINTH
fj Street, between Arch and Cherry. Notice the
iiag. His braids can be changed to Buit any style of
hair-dressing, therefore you will dud them the most
convenient travelling companions. Remember they
caB only be obtained at NINTH Street, between
Arch and Cherry. Loamgs of hair can be worked
into a variety of ornamental styles. Save your
losings, weigh them before Bending, and avoid nita
miderstauduig. Branch No. 2103 MOUNT VERNON
Street. 2T 1st rp
rpiIB YOUNU MAN WHO WITNESSED THE
- brutal assault on a passenger on the Twelfth aud
Eleventh Streets Railway, at Eleventh and Chris
tian streets, TIIUFSDIY JEVKNINU, by the Con
nuctor and Driver on Car No. 33, would confer a
great favor by calling la person or sending his
addreBsto S. 1'ORTER,
It No. 9 N. SECOND Street.
10 LOAN IN SUMS OF 16,0W
and upwards. Apply to
LEWIS If. ItEDNKR,
NO. 11 WALNUT btreeU
Nos. 1412 and 1414 CHESNUT Street,
A GREAT VARIETY OF GOODS OF THEIR
Chene Lenos of Suits, only 18c; worth 37 1-2.
Double-fold Buff Mohairs, for Suits, 25c; worth 45.
Handsome Pure Mohair Lenos, vcr desirable for Suits, 40c;
Plain Colored Glacina, very handsome, for Summer Suits, only
4 5c, very cheap.
Chintz Color Imported Jaconet Lawns. 18c
French Silk and "Wool Pongees, 75c; worth $100.
Very Handsome Case of Berlinese Cloth in Tea Rose Shades,
VTVTTT7 TVT? NOW I NOW ! NOW! IS THE
W XLJClJkV time. Don't put it on. Go now
It you want your plctc of Fine
GREAT BBOWN IIALL Of
ROCKIIILL& WILSON, 603
60S Chesnut street, the most
convenient place in town.
TTTTT7 You and your boy, and all the men
W XXs. and boys you know of. All the peo
... that want beautiful Clothing at mar
vellously low prices.
JEt. & W.
fTT TT A rpi What else but excellent Clothes?
W Jl1.a1.Jl ; What is lower than KOCKHILL
& WILSjN'S prices? What Is
greater than their rush of cus
HTTJV Why? Why? Why? do people pur
VY XL X S chase their Clothes at KOCKHILL &
Because they can buy the best.
Because they can buy the cheapest.
Because they are f airly dealt with.
GREAT BROWN HAIL
IS THE BEST PLACE IN" TOWN FOR
ROCKHILL & WILSON.
J Chf' CHESTNUTST.
TOM INLIV f4
A NEW LOT OF
DARK and LIGHT MIXTURES
Scotch and English
Check and Striped
Looking, when Cot and Trimmed Stylishly,
WESTON & BROTHER,
S W. Corner NISTLT and ARCH SU,
A full assortment now in store
OF ME CHOICEST NOVELTIES OP
FOR GENTLEMEN'S WEAR.
A SUPERIOR GARMENT A A REASONABLE
SOAP! SOAP II SOAP III
PATENT PERFUMED DETERSIVE.
PATENT PERFUMED DETERSIVE.
PATENT PERFUMED DETERSIVE.
Thia ii the best and most economical LAUNDRY
SOAP In the United States For house-cleaning, and
washing Flannel or Woollen Goods, it has no equal.
It la told by all grocers, and manufactured only by
McKEONE, VAN HAAQEN A CO.,
I is wfmSxn Philadelphia An d New york
i vs -'-- tr
TRIMMINGS, PATTERNS. ETO.
Vim. Mencke & Brother,
No. 804 ARCH St.
JUST RECEIVED, A NEW IMPORTATION OP
Berlin Worsted Embroideries.
SLIPPERS B0 cents and upwards; CUSHIONS,
STRIPES, ELEGANT BEAD SCREENS, TOWEL
RACES, Etc. Etc
Boudier's Paris Kid Gloves.
THE FINEST GLOVE MADE.
Victoria Kid Gloves, $1 Per Pair.
The best f l Glove in the market.
LACES, GIMPS, ORNAMENTS, ETO.
WM. MENCKE & BROTHEXR,
IV. S01AKC1I Street,
5 3 mwf3t4p PHILADELPHIA
MILLINERY, TRIMMINGS, ETO.
BARGAINS IN STRAAT GOODS.
, iHrtiiiiiiix u o, ziii oul iu oireeu
OQ7 SOUTH STREET. WE HAVE JUST
4U3 I received great bargains In Ladies' Hats,
60 different shapes, less than up-town prices.
MARK LAND, 83T SOUTH Street.
160 CARTONS FINE FRENCH FLOW.
i ers, at
jjiAKKivAiMii , !3i south street.
6000 STRAW CORDS AND TASSELS
s from 10 cents np.
1( A DLrT AXT'0 flOf OATTTirf
ALL HATS PURCHASED OF US WE
t will trim to suit you while you wale
MAKb.UA.isu a, -in mjuth street.
OQtV RIBBONS ALL WIDTHS AND
46 O i . colon, for Sashes and TrimmlDg.
6 1ifmw3t MARKLANDa, 83T80LTH 8treet.
L.OCVST GROVE STORIES. Containing: I
The Luruly Tongue Jacob's Wall Claras Sur
prise. 8. How Violet's Prayer was Answered
words- How Good brings Good out of EvlL 8. Jack
Story and Paul Stanley Truth in Trifles Love to
the Aged. 4. Die It Mason and Harry Slack Sym
pathy for Othns Johnnie's Lesson Aunt Clyde'
Visit. 6. The Earnest Boy Goa' Bye upon Us
Hans Albright ana his Mother Nannie JVIalone.
6. The Birth-day Party at the HallJulia and her
Friend, Bell Newton. Uniformly boual in cloth,
ISrao, and all In a neat paper box f I 75.
COl'KTRY CHILDREN IX TOAVX. I3mo,
cloth, to and S3 cents.
Just Published and for Sale by the
AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION,
1122 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
S ia wimct
From the French of MAURICE SAND, son of
George Sand. Translated by S. A. Da Pome.
Pp. 825. 12mo. fine cloth, f l-is.
MEMOIR OF COUNT RUMFORD.
One vol. royal 8?o; pp. cso, with Illustrations.
Fine cloth. Price (5. Sold by all Booksellers.
Claxton, llcmsen & Ilallelflngor,
Publishers, Booksellers, and Stationers,
A'oa. 810 aud 61 MARKET Street,
6 9 tuwf3t PHILADELPHIA.
"yE OFFER ANOTHER LOT OF
Worked Shoes and Cushions
Ccmmenced and Pattern ready Bargain.
One lot of Shoes, TS cents.
One lot of Hlioea, fl.
Handsome Black Gimp.
Black and Colored Buttons,
Black aud Colored Silk Fringes.
. 1 . . , . . ..
rean ana ivoij vuhwu,
Coat Loops. 4 SO Wfm luilp
N.W.Coruer EIGHTH aud: CHERRY 8ts.
cnxrruri a ri ad dock,
Dealers and Importers in Fin Grocerte,
No. 118 8. Tllini Street,
Invite the attention ol buyers to the following:
New Burlington Herring,
New Boneless Sardines,
New Spiced Salmon,
New Crop Queen OUvea,
New Crop Olive Oil,
New Crop Oolong Teas,
New Crop Green Teas,
New Crop Japan Teas,
lt4p New Crop Chulan Teas,
New Crop English Breakfast Tea.
. WATCHES. JEWELRY, ETO.
CHESNUT and TWELFTH Sts.,
Invite attention to their wedding outats 0
FORKS AND SPOONS,
Of which they hive nineteen patterns, all or the
finest quality, and at lowest prices.
5 1 mws?T
No. 722 CHESNUT Street,
. A NEW STOCK AT LOW PRICES OF
OPERA AND VEST CHAINS,
SILVER BRIDAL PRESENTS,
Rogers', Silver-Pint ed gpoous, Forks, Tea
Seta, Castors, Ice Pitchers, Etc.
fft STEIN XV A Y & SONS'
GRAND SQUARE AND UPRIOnT PIANOS.
Special attention Is called to their
PATENT UPRIGHT PIANOS.
Warerooms, No. 1008 CHESNUT Street, PhiladeU
phla 4 13 tfrp
4b C O.,
GRAND SQUARE AND UPRIGHT
Special attention Is called to our Upright Pianos.
They possess the highest Improvements of any in
struments made, and are unrivalled for tone and
Also, sole Agents for the celebrated
SCIIOMACKER db CO.,
No. 1103 CHESNUT Street.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
GEO. STECK & CO.'S.'
MASON AND HAMLIN'S CABINET ORGANS.
GOULD Sl FISCHER,
No. 923 CHESNUT Street.
. . GOULD. No. 1013 ARCH Street.
WM. O. TIBCHKB. 1 17 tf P
HEAD & BOBBINS,
N. E. Cor. NINTH and CHESNUT,
WITH EVERYIARTICLE REQUIRED IN THEIR
LINE OF GOODS. 3 S2 wfm2oir
Our Letter of Credit gives the holder the privilege or
drawing either on
DHEXEL, HAKJES & CO., Paris,
Menri. A. 8 PETRIE & CO., London,
As may be found most convenient or profitable, and
Is available throughout Europe. To parties going
abjoad we offer special facilities, collecting their in
terest and dividends during their absence without
DItEXEL & CO.,
Wo. 84 SOUTH THIRD STREET,
SPEC TA C L E 6.
MICROSCOPES, TELESCOPES, TnER
MOMETERS, MATHEMATICAL, SUR
VEYING, PHILOSOPHICAL AND
AT REDUCED PRICES.
JAMES W. OUEBN A CO..
tMniwWp No. 9il CHESNUT Street, Phlla.
TO LET, FOR ONE OR MORB YEARS
JLi Country Mansion House, wide piazza on three
fciut, large Uwu, variety of la'tfe shat trees, vege.
table gtrUeu, fruit trees, etc. j ten minutes' drtvti to
astatloD. E. 8. HAND?,
aisaf COMMERCE and FIFTH Streets.