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CITY IHTBLLIOGII CE,
The Work at the Office of the Itnlldlng In.
pcrtoreA Description of the Principal
Ilnlldlug to be Krectcd.
Below Is presented a list of the principal
building Improvements for which permits have
been taken out at the ofllce of the Buildlug In
spectors. The list comprises the permits issued
between the 11th and 20ih, inclusive, of toe pres
Dwellings Six on Mountain and Fernon
streets, between Ninth and Tenth streets, 14 by
27, two stories; permit by William II. Harsbaw.
Five corner of l'assyunk road and Tierce
streets, 10 by SO, three stories; permit by John
Seventeen on the north side of Moore street,
between Ninth and Tenth, 10 by 23, two stories;
permit by Henry H. Coulomb.
Two on Lndlow, between Market and Ches
nnt, 16 by SO, two stores; permit by James
Two on Virginia street, between Twenty-third
and Twenty-fourth, 10 by 10, three etories; per
mit by B. E. llooven.
Two on Hazel street, between Sixtieth and
Sixty-flrpt streets, 10 by 32, two stories; permit
by Jesse Havens.
One on Market, between Thirty-fifth and
Thirty-sixth, 22 by 05, three stories; permit by
John A. Palmer.
Two at the corner of Thirty-seventh and
Rockland streets, 10 by 40, three stories; permit
by George Kelpe.
Two on Frankford road, below Norris street,
18 by 68 and 30 by 68, three stories; permit by
Mercer & Graner.
Six ion Meleher street, between Conlaton
street and Susquehanna avenue, 14 by 20, two
stories; permit by Charles E. Coulston.
Seven on the north side of Coulton, between
Meleher and Manaken streets, 14 by 20, two
stories, and permit by the same party.
Eight on the west side of Eighteenth street,
below Jefferson, 10 by 30, three stories; permit
by Thompson A; Harper.
Five at the corner of Tulip and Townsend
streets, 15 by 30, two stories; permit by Thomas
Ten on Fairbill street, between Cambria and
Indiana, 15 by 38, three stories; permit by J. V.
Ten on Sharswood street, between Twenty-
second ana i wenty-tnira streets, 15 by 27, three
stories; permit by the same party.
Three at the corner of Orthodox and Penn
streets, Frankford, 10 by 30, two stories; permit
by Thomas S. Foulkrod.
Seven on Mutter street, above Dauphin, 12 by
M, two stories; permit by wiiuam scnnier.
Ten at the corner of Front and Carroll streets,
16 by 28, two stories; permit by Thomas S. Shoe
maker. Ten at the corner of Front and Norris, 16 by
28, two stories; permit by the same party.
Four on Orianna street, between Berks and
Norris, 12 by 28, two stories; permit by David
Two at the corner of Cumberland and Sepviva
streets, i oy 37, two 6tones; permit by . l.ea
therberry. Six on the east side of Twenty-first, below
Oxford, 15 by 50, three etories; permit by Wal
ton & Thayer.
UallUn the south side of Brlghtman street,
above Broad and below Waluut, five stories high
and 25 by 54; permit by George Sill.
Shops On the east side of Hart, above Tioga
street, 32 by 20, three stories; permit by Lentz &
On Cherry street, above York road, Nlcetown,
20 by 30, three stores; permit by Hood & Tom
linson. On Hope street, between Norris and Diamond,
18 by 34, three stories; permit by William Mc
Kee. Marl et-house On the west of Fortieth street,
above Market, 50 by 125, one story; permit by
Stables At No. 2584 Callowhlll street, 30 by 80;
permit by James Moan.
On Columbia avenue, between Broad and Fif
teenth streets, 100 by 100, two stories; permit by
Henry II. Fry.
On Marshall street, below Norris, 20 by 55, three
stories; permit by A. r. mijen.
Factories At No. 809 North Nineteenth street,
40 by 50, one story; permit by John P. Robinson.
At the rear of the south side of Vine street,
opposite Twenty-fourth street, 20 by 72, three
etories; permit by Nixon & Stokes.
121t Anniversary of Ills Birthday.
Yesterday, the 21st inst., was the 12lst anni
versary of the birth of Btephen Girard, whose
memory will be kept green so long as Philadel
phia shall continue to exist.
To-day. the Alumni Association of the
college founded by his munificent bene
faction formally celebrated the return of
this anniversary. The statue of the little
Frenchman, standing just within the door of the
college, was crowned with laurel; the monument
dedicated to the college heroes who died for
their country was covered with flowers, and the
day was observed oy tne students as a nonaay
The Alumni Association numbers nearly 1000
graduates of this institution. In the past, these
birthday anniversaries have been observed by a
formal gathering of every alumnus residing lu
this vicinity in the chapel, where an eulogium
was delivered by one delegated tne year betore.
To-day, however, this ceremony was dispensed
with, and about 150 of the students assembled lu
a business meeting, wm. LiUtieton, aaq.,
President, in .be chair. An election for officers
to serve during the ensuing year was
held, when the meeting was adjourned
At 2 o'clock, in the college dining hall, which
for the occasion was handsomely decorated, the
annual banquet, prepared by the steward of the
college, illiam l errlns, came oft. I he mem
bers of the Board of City Trusts were present,
and after due attention to the savory viands,
toasts and impromptu responses filled up the
time until 4 o clock. The college cadets then
made a dress parade, succeeding which a pro
menade will end the' celebration of the anniver
Highway Hobhekv. A carter was going
home from his stable in West Philadelphia about
2 o clock yesterday morning, when tie was met
on Thirty-fourth street, between Chesnut and
Walnut, by two meo. one of whom asked him
couldn't he stand a treat ? The men conversed
with him a while loDger, when one of them sud
denlv seized him bv the throat and cnoRed mm
eo taut he could give no alarm. Tbe other thief
then rilled his pockets of $4 and some other
trifles. The two men were subsequently ar
rested on tbe charge, and Alderman Randall has
held each in $1000 ball for a further hearing.
Crbkltt to a House As ex-Judge Porter
was coming up the Darby road on Saturday last
he observed a man in whose possession was a
horse with lu ankle broken, The animal was
6uflering tortures, and the Judge took posses
sion of it and had it shot. The party In charge
of the horse failed to make satisfaetorv exola.-'
natlons, but finally said that he was taking the
beast from Germantown to the Delaware pas
ture grounds. He gave the name of James
Culberson. He was arrested, and has been
committed by Alderman Randall.
Beat a Policeman In front of the theatre
on Seventh street, near Arch, on Saturday night
Jafct, a fight took place, in which Charles and
James Downing, brothers, were prominent
actors. Olllcer Miller, of the Fourth district.
sought to arrest the fraternal rioters, when they
turned npon him, nnd the result is that the
otllcial is now Burslng a flute lip and a damaged
eve. Miller was l lucky. however, and the
Downlngs were finally arrested aud held in 500
bail each by Alderman uodoou.
A WiFE-itEATEK. Charles Braceland w the
name ot a irullant individual who resides at No.
222U League street, and who on Saturday night
last vented a tuperabundant amount of spleen
bv beating Lis wife. - Alderman Dallas bad the
pleasure of sending the man Braceland to jail.
A Put H-c art. James Galen, for the larceny
of a push-cart at Ninth and Catharine streets on
Saturday lata, Las been sent to jail by Alderman
THE GREAT LEASE.
An Abfttrnrt of the Paper that Is to Give
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Control of the United Companies of New
We give here a careful digest of the lease be
tween the United Companies of New Jersey aud
Philadelphia and Trenton uonipany and tbe
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, by which tbe
lessors demiee all their canal and railroads, and
property, real and personal, rolling and floating
stock, etc., to the lessees for a term of 9'JO years.
(provided that nothing snail De taken to ailed
the right of corporate existence of tbe lessors),
for tbe rent of l,iMs,;oa beiug equal to (10 per
share, annually, on all the present outstanding
capital stock of the lessors, clear of all taxes,
payable quarterly on tne first days of July, Oc
totier, January, and April tbe first two Quar
terly payments to be made together on the first
cay of July, 1S1. It is as follows:
I. The lest ee to pay the rent at all tlmedurlnir
me saiu term, iimwiwixianuiiiK any ninire action r
aiiyof the corporations or their stockholders; aad
in order to secure tne individual interest or each
stockholder of the lessors, the riant Is sriven to him
to prosecute such suits as mnybe necessary to re
cover nis proportionate part or tne rent, an! ti use,
ii ueccEsury, me uniiie 01 ine corporations lessors
for that purpose: this provision. If desirnd. tn n
endorsed on the certificates of stock.
II. The lessee to pay all taxes, transit duties and
other charges assessed or Imposed on the lessors
during tne seia term.
111. The lessee to defend all actions, and oavall
amounts that may be recovered agalustthe lessors,
and Indemnify them from all claims, etc . duriuz tho
IV. The lessee to maintain and operate the de
mised werks at its own expense, and to keep the
some In thorough repair, working order, and con
dition, fully supplied with rolling and floating stock
ana equipment, ai least equal to that now u sod, so
that the traltlo and business shall be encouraged
and developed, and full public accommodation givwn
on reasonable terms.
V. The lessee to keep up the sinking funds of the
lessors, and to pay all their debts and obligations as
tney snail become due.
VI. as the several loans of the lessors shall be
come due, they are to deliver to the lessee a corres
ponding number oi tne Donus secured oy tne mort
gage of April 20, 1871, whureby to discharge the
same, any diii'erence In value to be made up by the
lessee, Tbe diii'erence between the total fuuded in
debtedness and the amount authorized to be raised-
by the mortgage, to be applied only to permanent
Improvements en the works.
VII. The title of all after-required property to be
taken in the name of tbe lessors respectively, aud
such property to be subject to the lease.
viii. to aid in tne development of the "Ilarsimus
Cove" property, the lessors, whenever the lessee
shall have spent 1 400,000 In improving the same, to
issue to the lessee BuoO shares of their stock, and so
irom time to time until S3.ouo,ooo shall have been so
spent In such Improvements, and Tl.tm shares of
Block issued. No other or further stock: to be there
after Issued by the lessors. The stock so issued
to bear the same rate of rent as the present
stock, and to be paid In like manner, clear of all
IX. The lessee to assume all the contracts. 11a-
Diiiiu'B, una oiner oimgauons or tne lessors. All
rights under existing leanes to remain in full
force in the event of the future re-entry by the
X. The lessee to pay 810.000 a year to enable the
lessors to keep np their corporate organization
tne nrsi naii-yeany payment to do made July 1,
1871 ; and to provide suitable offices in Philadelphia.
Trenton, aud New York, for the accommodation of
the directors and officers of the lessors.
XI. buch of the property of the lessors as may not
be necessary for tbe use of the works may. with
their assent, be sold, and the proceeds applied
either to the permanent 'eduction of the funded
debt or to permanent additional Improvements on
XII. The accounts of the lessee to be open to the
inspection of the President and officials of the
lessors tne lessees to lurqjsii annually, on or
before April 1, a detailed statement of the business
for the previous year ending December 81, and tbe
works and premises themselves to be likewise open
to inspection and examination.
XIII. m case or default (continued for ninety
days) in paying the rent, or performing these cove
nants and agreements, the lessors to have the right
to re-enter upon the premises, to hold as of their
original estate : tne rent to De apportioned to tne
time of re-entry ; no claim for damages for breach of
covenant to be affected thereby.
BTX1V. At the end of the term, the lessees to rede
liver tne works and premises to tne lessors.
xv. covenant for lurtner assurance.
XVI. These covenants do bind both parties, their
successors and assigns.
To perfeet the lease as proposed the assent of
two-thirds of the entire stock of each of the
three companies composing the United Com
panies is required. The capital of the New
Jersey Railroad is represented by 02,500 shares,
consequently tne assent ot 4,1,0b 7 snares must oe
given. The capital of the Camden and Amboy
is represented by 50,000 shares, requiring for
approval the assent ot 33,83-t shares. The capi
tal of the Delaware and Kan tan Canal Is repre
sented by 49,91)6 shares, requiring for approval
the assent of &i,o6L snares.
The Sale of Blake's Effects.
This morning at 10 o'clock the sale of the
effects of the late George . Blake, the old
music dealer of South Fifth street, was com'
menced at Thomas & Sons' auction rooms, in
South Fourth street. There was quite a large
attendance of people, who for an hour before
the sale were examining the curious assortment
f goods. Here were old drums oi antique pat
tern; boxes of shrill files; Mirecourt violins;
utuclD tutb unu iu u.u c. ujui-veukui
dusty harps whose strings had been untuned for
years: banjos wnicn amateur minstrels were
thumbing; and great bundles of fifes, piccolos,
flageolets. -which old musical-instrument con-
nolseurs, second-hand men, and musicians were
overhauling to make a selection.
Tbe auctioneer announced tbat tne piates ana
music wonld be sold to-day, and the Instruments
to-morrow, lie called attention to tne tact tnat
the plates, which numbered some 10,000,
weighed each one pound and a half, whereas
tbe plates now used weighed but three-fourths
of a pound, and sold for 05 cents each, those
now to be disposed of were engraved only on
one side, lie lurtner announced mat one air,
Hicks had bid for the entire lot at 85 cents a
plate. Those who went hitrher could take their
choice of a few or all the plates. Two plates of
'The Angels VI rasper wero tne nrsi eoia,
bringing 40 cents each, aid the rest went to
"lllcks. Tne enure morning was occupied in
dlepoelBg of tbe music.
Burglar Captured. A couple of physi
cians in the hospital at Sixtv-flfth and vine
streets, yesterday morning about two o'clock,
heard sounds of footsteps in the hall, and going
out found a fellow prowling about with a lighted
candle in his band. They secured him, and
found that he bad thoroughly ransacked the
lower noor, to wnicn be bad gained access uy
climbing on a window lookiug out on the
porch, lie gave tbe Bame of Martin Bryan,
and is now in jail, having been sent there by
Off for Europe. Mr. J. K. Clark, of the well-
known tirm of Hobbins, Clark at Uldale, sailed for
the contluent on baturday lu the steamer Caiaiiria.
It is Mr. Clark's luteutlon to visit the dlilerent feuro-
nean manufacturers appertaining to tne leweiry
trade, for the purpose of Importing a choice and ele
gant BSHonuieub u kuuub. rivuuwmK buiuonuaiui
the exceeding good taxte displayed by blm In the
past, we mav Took for iomethlug very handsome
and novel In the fall.
Threatened to Shoot His Wife. Jacob
Ballerd. a coward and a braggart, drew a pistol
on his wife at their house, beveuth and Baker
streets, last night, and threatened to shoot her.
Me is indebted to her lungs and a police officer
tor her existence to-day. ttailerd was placed
under ball vy Aioerman isonsau.
Beat Two Women. William Luther yester
day went to Kate Doran's house, No. 711 Plover
street, and beat Miss Kate in rather a shameful
manner. Kates mother was on hand and
sailed Into Luther, but he turned upon ber and
cave ber a beating also. Alderman Jionsail had
held Lutner in tsw oau.
A Long Faix. A boy named Alexander
Mif'.nvern last nliht fell from the third story
ot a house at Sert'eant and Carroll streets, rort
Uicbinond. and fractured bis leg. Ha was also
severely injured about the head. He was taken
to bis home, In the vicinity.
Careless. The police ot Frankford found
the doors of several stores open on Mala etrect
lt Saturday iilgut.
THE rBESBYTERIAN SYNOD.
The Preabyterlnn Reformed General
Synod Konrth Day'a Preceding.
The Presbyterian Reformed Synod reassembled
this niornlng in the Fourth Reformed Presbmerlan
Church, Eighteenth and Filbert streets, at 10 o olock,
i no Moderator in me cuair. a nan nour was spent
in devotional exercises. The mbject for considera
tion during this part of the exercises, which was
fixed at a previous meeting, was "The Communion
of Saints,4 which was discussed by several members
oi tne tjnod.
On the resumption of business the minutes of the
last meeting were read and approved.
jur. j. ll. Minora was auowca leave oi aosence
during the remainder of the sessions of the synod.
Kt-v. j. H. bcnrewnr, me genorai agent or tne
Philadelphia Trsct and Mission society, made an
address in behalf of that sncWny.
A motion was made and carried recommending
tbe Trict and Mlsblon Society to the consideration
of the Church.
The Board of Superintendents of the Theological
Seminary mde a report.
The reoort states tnat during the sessions of the
seminary for the year, eight students were in attend
ance, two of whom, Messrs Stewart and Yates, were
resident llceritliitee. The board recommended for
licentiates Messrs. Graham, Hazel, and Smiley.
These have since been licensed by the Philadelphia
Presbytery. Mr. Wylie was advauced to the third
year, and Messrs. Hunter and Young to the second
xne report wasreeeivcn ana approvea.
1 he Committee on Nominations made tbe follow
or Board of Foreign Missions Itevs. Drs. Craw
ford, McLeod, Wilson Clark, Hamncl Wjiie, Hev.
A. O. W'yli N. Woodslde. S. Motlett, J. a Scott;
and Ruling Elders James N. Gilford, James Martin,
T. 15. W. JVIcLeod, M. D.. A. 8. McMurray, Al. U..
Alexander Kerr, John Homer, A. U. Miller, and
Foi Domestic Missions Rev. Drs. McLeod and
Wilson. Revs. J. F. Morton, A. R. Ualle J, J. Y .
Hoice, S. M. Ramsay, M. Uailev, A. Thomson.W. II.
Reld, J. 8. Scott, ami Ruling Elders Peter (Jlbsn,
R. Uuv. 8. Dallas. William Mclihenuy, R. Graham,
John Stewart, B. O. Caughey, Alexauder Kerr, ana
For Superintendents of the Theological Seminary
Rev. A. O. Wjlle, Rev. Wl'llam Wilson, I). I)., L.L.
D., Rev. S. VV. Crawford, 1). D Rev. N. Woodslde.
For Trustees of the Theological Seminary
Jan es 8ampie, Thomas M. Stewart, William Big-
perm air, Aiin Kerr to isia; itoneri uny, james
Mewart, S. R. W. McLeod, M. D., James Martin to
1873 ; A. 8. McMurray, M. 1)., James N. Gilford, John
llomer, ana Jonn Hcott to ibi4.
For Corresponding Delegates to General Assem
blyRev. Dr. Steele. Alternate Rev. Dr. McLeod.
To United Presbyterian Church Rev. Sam. Mof
fttt. Alternate Rev. N. Woodslde.
To Reformed Church Rev. W. J. McDowell. Al
ternate Rev. A. G. Wylie.
to iterormed rresoytenan cnurcn Key. wtiuam
Wilson, D. D., LL. D. Alternate Rev. 8. Yodng.
To Presbyterian Church of Lower Provinces Rev.
Dr. Clark. Alternate H. Boyd.
Mr. Hugh McCollum was recommended to be con
tinued in the oftlce of Treasurer of the Roard of Do
mestic Amissions, with the following members of the
board from the Executive Committee : Rev. J. Y.
fcoice, J. F. Morten, and Messrs. Peter Gibson and
Samuel Dallas, Ruling Elders.
I he report was received and adopted.
The following resolutions were presented by the
Committee on the Memorial of the Presbyterian His
nexoivea. l. Tnat tne worK ana me oi jonn miox,
the organizer of the First Presbytery in England,
and tne rnartryaoms or st tsartnoiomewa nay,
whose three hundredth anniversary occurs in ISVl,
are matters ot great interest, worthy of being held
In perpetual remembrance.
lictioived, 2. Tnat the Kerormen rresoyterian
Church represented in General Synod, return their
devout thanRs to God this day for the lite and labors
of the great Scottish Reformer, the blessed influence
of which Is still felt, not only in the place of his
birth, but also in our own country and throughout
liesolved. 8. That the present condition of France
In eencral. as desolated by tbe storm of war, and of
the city of Paris In particular, as now drenched by
the blood of her own citizens. 1b a righteous retribu
tion for the martyrdoms of St. Bartholomew's day.
and a tangible fulfilment of the Divine promise to
the Church, "No weapon that Is formed against thee
jiesoivca, 4. i nat synna appoint a committee oi
three to prepare a programme of exercises In com
memoration of the tricentenary, to which their at
tention baa been by the Presb?terian Historical So
ciety, at their next meeting in isia, an mat sucn ne
published In due season for the Information of the
The reaolntlona were adopted, and ReT. Dr. Wilson,
by request of synod, made a prayer of thanksgiving.
On motion Rev. S imuel Young and Messrs. Peter
Gibson and Henry Irvln were appointed a commit
tee to report In reference to any church property
which may be in danger by the secession of a por
tion or the ennrcn.
The committee was afterwards increased oythe
addition of one member from each presbytery.
A report was received from the special committee
on a late action of the Pittsburg Presbytery. The
committee reported a series of resolutions of cen
sure against the presoytery, sustainmg tne protest
or a minority or mat iresDytery. xne resolutions
were unanimously received and adopted.
Invitations were received from the officers of seve
ral public Institutions, which were accepted with
The Treasurer of the Board of Foreign Missions,
Mr. Graham, made his report. As this was incom-
filete, it was laid upon the taoie ror tne present. Tne
reasurer also tendered bis resignation.
Adjourned until S o'clock P. fli.
Supposed Burglar Charles Suaggart,
charged with being a thief, was discovered on
Saturday night last in a lime-house, on a vacant
lot in 8pring Garden street, above Nineteenth.
lie bad taKen in is piace ior temporary neaa
quarters, and he had employed himself in fixing
up a bunk and everything complete in the
housekeeping line. A couple of officers de
stroyed his domestic serenity by pouncing in
npon him and searching the place. They found
hid away a large bunch of keys, a chisel, and
several other suspicious articles. Suaggart will
be at tbe Central tms afternoon.
Burglar Arrested. Officer Charles A.
Bonin, of the Sixth district, at one o'clock yes
terday morning discovered a yoang burglar
climbing a fence in tbe rear of a store on Mar
ket street, above Eleventh. The thief was
arrested, and on his person were found a bunch
of keys, a hatchet, and other burglarious
implements. The prisoner gave the name
of rarKer, ana says ne is irom ptow mm. ue
will be at the Central tauon tms aiternoon.
nnivn A"NmcKFKST.Whitfiuntide will be
celebrated on Monday next by a grand Sienger
fe6tat Wlssahickon Park. The Ma-nnerchor,
Sa'ngerbund, Junger Ma;nnerchor, and the Har
monic singing societies will be present and treat
the participants to a grand vocal display. Danc
ing, singing, and other festivities will comprise
the festal proceedings.
Si'tPTrrn o Vnm, Pt.ay. Tames Carroll.
aged fifty years, and residing on Twenty-fourth
street below Pine, Is now In the Pennsylvania
Hospital, suffering from a dislocated shoulder
and several ugly cuts on the head. Olllcer
Crearan, of the Fifth district, discovered Mr.
Carroll lying helpless on a raft in the Schuyl
kill, at tne loot or. aontn street.
Body Recovered. The body of the lad
Thomas Strong, who was drowned while ewlni-
wing at Dickerson afreet on tsaturaay last, waa
recovered tbis morning ana taKen to tne resi
dence of the boy's parents, No. 1446 Passyunk
avenue, at which place the coroner has been
notified to hold an inquest.
Cavcvr of Board of Aldermen. On
Saturday last, at a caucus of the Republicans of
the Board of Aldermen, the following omcers
were nominated: President, David Beltler;
Chief Clerk. .1. W. Powell: Assistant Clerk. W.
C. Mervin; Messengers, Joseph Riblett and Jo
seph C Duller;
Bummers. A raid was made last night on a
party of drunken bummers who were standing
at Seventh and Balnbridge streets indulging in
profanity, fighting, etc. Twelve of the crew
were cautured. and Alderman consau sent tne
entire party to prison.
Petty Theft. George Black, a youth of
fourteen years, will be at theCential Station to
day for the alleged larceny or a revolver irom
the law office of.Jamea Heverin, on Sixth street,
TIir.HWAT Robbery in Port Richmond.
William McCaffrey was knocked down, kicked,
and robbed of 418 on William street on Saturday
nlirht bv some parties unknown. His assallanU
nave not been aiscovcrea.
Hitman Fici OlHeer Khlnlrin. at 2 o'clock
this morning, discovered and extinguished a fire
in Lhe mok- house of James Fkk. In Rochdale
fctxttt, above Aioriy-cigaui.
What lias been Done During the Past
Year to IU4 It of Its Whisky Shop,
Thieves' Dene, and Pcst-hotises.
We have been favored with advance copies ot
the eighteenth annual report of the Bedford
Street Mission, and make the following interest
ing excerpts from tbe annual statement of the
missionary, Rev. John I). Long: t
No part of the city of Phllaioiphla should com
mand greater Interest than that portion Known as
tbe Bedford street district. It is the great moral
and physical nicer or obt otherwise beautiful city.
Its whisky shops are the lowest, IU thieves are the
meaueet, its houses of Ill-fame tlift vilest, and Its
tenement-houses the poorest in the city.
The building of the Bedford (Street Mission occu
pies the ceLlre of this locality. About the drst ot
March, 1870, a pestilential fever broke out in a tenement-house
nearly opposite the Mission building,
called the relapsing fever. It gradually spread, aud
by the first of May the Board of Health found It ne
cessary to close all the schools of the Mission, and
tbey occupied the building as a temporary shelter,
for the sick, till they cou id be remoutd to tin city
hospital. It was thus used for four mouths. The
Port Ph)Siclan, Dr. Ooodmand, uurter tne direction
of the Board of Health, was falthlul in his labors,
and rendered valuable assistance to the raisslouary
in relieving the sick. About four hundred persons
were sent from the Rediord street district to the
Hospital. It is estimated that the free public bath of
tbe Mission diminished the city expenses or tax
some three or four thouxaud dollars, besides saving
valuable lives. Tbe baths were opened the i:tth of
July and closed the 1st of October. Raths taken by
women, 8365 ; girls, 4488 ; men, 979 ; boys, 5SG3 ; total,
The fever rapidly declined during August and
September, proving that filth, if not the came, was
the fuel that fed It. The missionary was at his post
of duty lor live weary months.
Tbe hot bathB were oper.ed the 21st day of Febru
ary, 1871. Number of baths ttkeu by women 24,
girls 818, boys 804, total 7C4. Whole number or coll
and hot baths was 15,45."). A new feature of the
mission work this year has been the opening of tem
porary lodging-houses, free to the homeless. By the
Kindness cf the BcneUcent Building Association of
Philadelphia, two of their houses adjoinlug the mis
sion bnihliDg were secure d at a nominal rent. The
number of nights' lodging given to women was lo'Jii,
to. children 1UT, to men ICS, total 1995.
Free dinners glveu to the children of the Mission
School, 8'20; to adults, 876. Free suppers on Thurs
day and satiuain evening were given to vm persons.
Food, clothing, or money distributed to 10(52 persons.
Since January 1 ti'l.vi loaves of bread have been
given to the poor. In the medical department one
thousand and seventy-eight sick persons were pre
scribed for gratuitously by Drs. Barr, McSheane, and
Keliglous services were held three times on the
saooatn and twice auring tne wees, i no earoar,n.
school has twelve teachers and eighty-live scholars,
Week day schools, two teachers; two hundred and
seventy-five scholars ; average attendance, one hun
dred and twenty-nve. The spirit or improvement is
abroad In tblB section. In Dougherty s court, a
notorious place In lieuford street, several shanties
have been pulled down and brick houses built in
their places. The old tenements In Hone alley, In
liaker street, have been torn down and replaced by
a brick stable. The two notorious pens just above
the Mission, called In burlesaue tlieCirard and Con
tinental, have recently been demolished. The Foun
tain Society have placed fountains In several streets
In the vicinity. The police arrangements have been
comparatively good. To the editors and proprietors
of the newspapers of the city, the Missionary re
turns than kb for tneir sympatny and assistance in
behalf of the Mission.
Bedford street will never be what it should be till
its old dilapidated houses and damp cellars are
swept away, and neat and comfortable buildings
substituted for them. These would draw a elass of
lnouhtrious persons who wonld -teach by their ex
ample what is so much needed in that locality. Ub
servatinn has tausht the Missionary tha.t laziness or
an indisposition to follow some useful occupation
is the cause of two-thirds of the crime In Bedford
street. Paul taught that "he who would not work
should not eat." it may be added that he who can
work and wont work should be made to work.
Board ot Surveys. The regular meeting of
the Board of Surveys was held to-day at noon,
Strickland Kneass. President, in tne chair.
1 he entire session of tne board was mainly
occupied in the discussion of sectional plans,
amoDg which was the plan east of Front street
and north oi tne JNavy iard.
The constrnction of the following sewers was
recommended: A section of tbe Mill creek
eewer across Chesnut street; one on Hutchinson
street, between Columbia avenue and Oxford
street: on Maple, between Eighth and Chester:
on St. Mary, between Sixth and Seventh; on
Locust, between Kixteentn and vaugnan; on
Master, between Lawrence and Fifth; on Haver-
ford, between thirty-eighth and lhirty-ninth,
Fire in a Pf cker-room. A fire was disco
vered at 4 o'clock this morning In the picker-
room of tbe cotton and woollen mills at tne o.
. corner of Twelfth and Thompson streets. It
was a smouldering fire, as the wool had been
wet down. The loss will not exceed $500.
Extraordinary Effects of the Explosion of
Four Hundred Pounds In a Wagon near
From tin TituxvilU Herald, Way 20.
At V25 o'clock yesterday afternoon 400 pounds of
nitro-eivceriBe in cans, loaned on a wagon oouud
from Tltusvllle to Tldeout, exploded about three-
quarters of a mile this side of Enterprise, on the
public highway leading from TliUBVille. The driver,
Mr. Cbaries C. Clark, who is one of Roberts
& Co. 's most earefui agents, was blown to
atoms, aa also were thehorse and wagon. A large
circular excavation, about four or five feet deep and
twelve fet in diameter, was made in tne miauioor
the road : the fences and trees for a considerable
distance on either Bide were shattered Into frag
ments. A barn, the property of Mr. uonrer, about
forty rods nearer enterprise, was oiown to pieces,
and the whole neighborhood convered into a com
plete wreck. The butt-en a or tne driver s wmp was
driven a distance of nearly a quarter of a mile, passe!
through a wludow In Mr. Arnamlne's house, and
knocked his wife senseless. Several persons a re
mote distance from tne scene or disaster were so
stunned by the shock that they are confined In bed.
The houses all along the road leading Into Enter
prise were more or less Injured, being twisted out
of shape in sucn a manner aa to prevent, m open
ing or shuttlDg of windows or doors. The shock
was like that of an earthquake,. extending for miles,
and being felt throughout the surrounding oountry
and distinctly heard in tms city, oeverai nouaes
here were shaken to their founda
tions. On Church Hun the report
Bounded like a boiler explosion, and in this
vicinity like the low rumbling of an earthqnake.
Strange to say, Clark's face was found almost
entire, without the skull. One eye was blown
out, and the other was open, glaring and trans
Dxed In death. The mouth anti nose and
mustache were perfectly natural, and appa
rently be had not time even to put on an
expression of alarm. All the remaining
portions of the body were scattered so
widely and torn Into such fragments that It
was difficult to tell which belonged to the man and
which to the horse. The appearance of what was
once tbe horse and wagon beggars all description.
The fore-quarter of the animal was lying in the
roadway, the shoes of the fore-feet gone, snd the
entrails and binder parts scattered, while a broken
shaft and small pieces of steel and iron were all that
could be collected of the wagon. The fragments of
steel were for the most part twisted into peculiar
shapeB and broken with ragged edgea.
JOVKLTIS IN STATIO.KBKV
Pen Wipers, Scotch Goods,
Busfcia Leather Fans,
Wooden Fans, '
Kussla Leather Card Cases,
KusBia Leather rocket Books,
Wostennolm's Pen Knives, '
Falrchlid s Gold Pens,
Kubber Pencils and Pens.
W M, H. H08KIN
STATIONER AND ENOR1VEK,
No. 913 AHCH STREET,
yKDDINQ AND PA BIT INVITATIONS
RN GRAVED AND PP 1N THS LATEST
A fine assortment or FKKNCH, KNGufSH, and
AMEP.IOaN PAHKR, with fcuvelopes to Match.
PAPU aud &NVLOfd, ready stamped, ai'ayi
11 80 wamSa NO. Ml SPRING UAflDgN BtreeU
WEDDINO AND ENGAGEMENT KINOP
of solid 18-karat One gold. QUALITY WAK
RANTKD. A. lull assortment of Bines alwayt on
hand. FAKH A BKOTHElt. Makers,
No. m CUlttMJT btxeet, below FuurU.
Treaty of Washington.
Gen. Sutler Review Zt.
TLo South and its Northern Lion.
X&r. Greeley in Tezas.
Evening Cable Quotations!
FEOM JVEW ENGLAND.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Koenina Telegraph.
15c n Butler and the Treaty of Washington.
Boston, May 81 General Butler appeared before
the Legislative Committee on Federal Relations.
and read a letter, making a twenty-four page p im-
pniet, wnicn ne nan addressed to nis aon-in-iaw,
senator Ames, of Mississippi, In which he elabo
rately reviews and generally condemns the treaty of
Mr. Butler first criticizes the settlement of the
fishery question, in which he says, "Oat of the four
hundred thousand barrels of mackerel caught be
tween Capo May or the thirty-ninth parallel and the
northern extent of their limit by our fishermen, only
some 80,01)0 barrels were last year taken east or the
State of Maine in all waters, British or other. In
franknets It should be stated that owing to the
annoyances our fishermen have sunered, aud front
other special causes, that catch was smaller than
usual, but It may be safely put at an uverage not
mncn exceeding su.wu oarreis.
"Durlnit the reciprocity treaty, and since Its abro
gation, when fishing under full British license, our
ilfihermen sook something less than oue-tlfth their
catch within the three-mile linej so that the amount
of the concession by the present treaty .o us is tho
right of Great Britain to toon barrels of mackerel
when awimmlng in the sea within three miles of her
shores. Now, as fishing Is only about 16 per cent
business, or. in other words, as SO per cent, of the
value of fish taken consists In the use of capital
employed, labor expended in taking, curing, pack
ing, and preparing for market, it will be seen how
inconsiderable is the right actually attempted to be
ceded to us by tne present treaty,
Irs extent is, in fact, when reduced to money
value, rrom isuuo to itouu annually oniy." in this
connection the General continues: "I see It stated,
in what purports to be the protocol to the treaty.
that the American commissioners opened the nego
tiations with an offer to pay $1,000,000 In gold for this
right, or fco.ooo annually for all time, for the right
which Nova Scotia offered to sell and did sell lor
ITC0O a year. Where our commissioners got their
extraordinary valuations it is diuiuuit to conjecture.
"It Is not wonderlul that the English commission
ers thought they had something too valuable to dis
pose of. when Yankees would oifer a million dollars
for the right to begin with. As the Englishmen had
ulterior objects to be gained they would put no
money value npon the fisheries, as they iutended to
force open our ports by all means.
Further. General Butler says : "It cost the British
Government fsoo.ooo to guard the right of a value of
ST000 per annum, which amount will be saved by thu
ratification of the treaty to the Imperial Government
and its adjuncts, we are, Dy tne provisions of the
treaty, in exchange to permit for this $7000 all
British fishermen to fish In all our waters for all
kinds of fish except shell fish and river fish, and to
land on eur shores to cure their fish and dry their
nets from the 4h to the 89th parallel, or from East
port to the Delaware Bay." The opening of our ports
to British fish free of duty, and competition with
British bounty of one dollar per quintal and French
bonnty or 10 francs, and other features of the treaty,
tne General oeueves, wui substantially rum our lish
In ir Interests.
In concluding this review of the fishery anestlon.
General Butler says: "I grieve therefore that bo
complete an abandonment or American fishing inte.
rests should have been made by our commissioners
and I trust the Senate will not ratify this portion of
the treaty, unless there shall be found another por
tion sumcientiy countervailing tne advantages, so
we can afford this great loss. It Is expressly stated
In the protocol, however, that the fishery questions
were considered by themselves."
The remainder of Mr. Butler's letter is devoted to
the settlement for tbe depredations on American
commerce, the navigation of the St. Lawrence, and
other matters embraced In tbe treaty, about all of
wnicn ne criticizes in no approving spirit.
The Press Subjugates the Senate.
Special Despatch to the Evening I'elegraph,
Washington, May 22. At It o'clock Mr. Wllaon
offered a resolution to discharge White and Rams
dell on the adjournment of the session. Mr. Sumner
enered a resolution to discharge them Immediately.
Mr. Edmunds objected. The subject waa postponed
until the treaty 1b ratified.
Long speeches were made against the treaty by
Messrs. Davis and Casserly. The session must con.
tinue all night. A vote will be taken to-morrow to
adjourn on Wednesday. Tbe administration Sena
tors suspect two prominent Senators aa being instru
mental In the publication of the treaty. The im
pression is that the examination of the correspond
ents will be stopped. Mr. Carpenter says the press
baa subjugated the Senate.
FROM TBE SOUTH.
f BY ASSOCIATBD FKKS8.J
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
Mr. Greeley lu Texan. i
Bimpstiad, Texas, May SS.vla Galveston, May 82.
In response to an invitation of A.Groesbeuk, Esq ,
Vice-President of the H. and T. R. It, who provided
a special train for the purposo, a party of thirty-six
gentlemen left Houston at T A. M. for Ilearne, 120
miles, to afford Mr. Greeley a view of the country
along the route of the Central Railroad. The day Is
delightful and the party most agreeable.
Refreshments are ample, and good cheer gene
rally. Mr. Greeley lsln good health, and expressed
much delight at tbe appearance of the country. The
trip was most satisfactory. The party will dine at
Hearue and return to Houston In the evening.
London, May 28 B P. M Consols, 93 for
money and account. U. 8. 6-S0s, ISti'i, 90i ; of ISM,
ojd, ox ; of :is6i, viyt : io-40s, sa.
London, May 28 The weather throughout Eng
land 1b fair, and favorable to growing crop.
Liverpool, May 82 e P. M. Cotton dull: up
lands, 7,TJid.; Orleans, 7;7,Vl. Bales of
12,009 bales, including 3000 for export and specula
tion. Breadstuils declining.
Baltimore Produce Market.
Balttmori, May 82. Cotton quiet but firm ; mid
dling uplands, lSVc; low middlings, 15a Flour
quiet and weak. Wheat firm; choice white, 22-o;
fair to prime, $1-60(1 tiO; prime to choice red, fli0
(a 2-10 i fair to good, f l-63a.l -70 ; common, ft 40(4160 ;
Ohio and Indiana, fl'60(41-6o; Pennsylvania, flH4
pen, Corn firm ; Southern white, 747a ; Southern
yellow, 77c. Oats dull at 606Uo. Pork dull at 117-60
(a 18. Bacon quiet; shoulders, Tc. rib Bides, 8fo. ;
clear rli', 10c.; hams, 16iil6)tfe, Lard quiet at lljtf
(alio. Whisky very strong at 94c.
New York Produce Blarket.
Niw Yohk, May 22. Cotton quiet and steady;
sales 1000 bales middling upland; at 16a ; nilddliug
Orleans at 16V o. Flour dull aud the market favors
buvers; sales 7'00 barrels State at t5 60 6 Olilo
at f6-203S-0: Western at 13-60(370; Southern at
8 75(a W Wheat dull aud the market favosa buyers.
Corn dull ; sales Sl.ouo bushels mixed Western at Via.
Oats dull; Bales 14,000 bushels Western at 6$7ao.
Beef quiet and steady. Pork Arm; new mess, 16;
prlnie mess, f lilts 13 60. Lard steady. Whisky quiet
and steady, and nominal at 93xc for free.
Hon. Charles 8. Todd.
Colonel Todd, of Kentucky, who-was Envoy
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to
Russia nnder'President Tyler, died at tbe resi
dence f bis Bon-ln law at Baton. Rouge, La.;
last Wednesday. lie was born in Lincoln
county, Kentucky, In 1701, and was a son of Mr.
Justice Todd, of the Supreme Court of tbe
United States. lie Inherited bis father's abili
ties, and graduated with distinction from Wil
liam and Mary College, Virginia, ISOy. in tbe
last war with England he served with great
gallantry, and was General Hanisoa's Adjutant
General. He w wltn McArthur in the famous
expedition into Canada in ISU. After the close
of tbe war he waa appointed Secretary of State
pf Kentucky. In lS'JJ he went to South Ame
rica aa Minuter to Colombia. Fie received the
appointweut of Minister to Kussla la accord
ance with a death-bed request of President Har
rison's, and Mr. Motley, the historian, was Lis
Secretary of Legation.
Battle wllh Apache Indian lao Killed
and a Iarg Number Wounded.
Correspondent St. Louis Republican,
hearts are to-day made glad by the welcome
news of a signal victory over tne ruthless and
Government stuffed Apaches. They have been
smitten hip and thigh by citizens and Papago
Indians, wno tracked id em, wira tneir oooty, to
tbat robber s roost (.reservation) near uamp
Grant. One hundred and twenty dead Indians
were counted on the field, and, aa a matter of
course, scores were wounded, lne victors found
Government guns, pistols, and prepared ammu
nition scattered everywhere. Over one buadred
pounds of centre-primed carudes were picked
up. Much of the stolen stock was recovered.
It is In proof and published to the world by
authority of tbe Arlr.ona Legislature that, at
Camp l nomas, guns and ammunition were
Issued to the Apaches. Colonel Green commands
at that post. These are the same Indians who
so long have been up to their elbows in blood,
tomahawking and scalping tbo whites.
By the same mail we learn tbat two davs
before the killing nt "the robber roost" two
hundred and fifty "bucks" left the camp and
went on tbe war path. Tbe gallant Captain
Frank Stanwood, United Slates armv. followed
them with thirty men, and on the 30th nit., an
express arrived at Tucson from the San Pedro
notifying the citizens that he had been attacked
by three hundred Indians, and bad given them
a Rowland for their Oliver, and that he was
there In a good position and would endeavor to
hold It until reinforcements could reach him.
My word for it, if the Indians press the fight
they'll smell brimstone. The captain's on tho
fight and cool as a cucumber.
A Man Receives Twenty-Thrco Hundred
Dollars, hut Can't Kxplaln the Prauiac
tlon. One day last week Mr. Benjamin Kothormel,
of German township, Fayette county, received a
letter, stating that a package containing some
money had been sent to him from Pittsburg by
Adams .Express. Mr. Rotbormel has no idea
who wrote the letter or sent the money, which
he received at the express ofllce In J a ion town.
This is the letter as Mr. Kothormel received It:
PmrsBtJon, April 80, 1671. Benjamin Rother
mold, Dear Sir You will find In the Adams Express
oillce, at TJnlontown, In a package directed to you,
two thousand three hundred and ten dollars (3,310)
which I found in my possession, which by rite be
longs to you i have returned it to vou with the In
terest. 1 did not come by It by dishonest means and
waited for an opportunity to return it to you, but for
varls reasons could not nntll the present time could
ihave had an opportunity to retnrn It Immediately
alter I discovered the mistake I would have done bo
publicly, but alter holding It bo long I thought best
to adopt this plan and with hold my name. Yours
truly. J. B. C.
N. B. There will be many conjectures about this
transaction, and likely all be wrong.
The express package contained tho following;
address, the name of the sender, John B. Cobb,
of course being a fictitious signature : . ,
Adams Express Company, 12310.
TJnlontown, Fayette county, Pa.
From John B. Cobb,
Pittsburgh, May 8, 1871. ,.
As Mr. Rotbormel Is not aware of any transac
tion by which be could have been wronged out
of so large a sum of money, he ia all In tbe dark
as to tbe party sending it. IIow It could ever
have "belonged by right" to Kothormel, and
have come Into another man's possession "by
mistake," Is a mystery.
FOR SALE. " - -
A Property on the south aide of
Chesnut St., Between Third aud Fourth,
48 feet 10 inches front, suitable for a Bank, Insurance
Company, or other Public Building.
Addiess "IMPROVEMENT," at this Oillpe.
C is mw!6t
An elegant country seat at Ohesnnt Hill, Philadel
phia, ten minutes walk from depot, and five hundred
yards from Falrmount Park; lawn of nearly nine
acres, adorned with choice shrubbery, evergreen,
fruit and shade trees. A most healthy location,
views for 40 miles over a rich country, modern
pointed stone house, gas, water, etc., coach, ice, and
spring houses, never falling spring of purest water,
(la x fob boatino), all stocked with mountain
trout, carp, etc., beautiful cascade, with succession
of rapids through the meadow. v
Apply to J. R. PRICE, on the premises. 4 25
Ho. 8248 CHESNTIT Street (Marble Terrace), '
THREE-STORY, WITH MANSARD ROOF, AND
THREE-STORY DOUBLE BACK
BUILDINGS. , ,
Sixteen rooms, all modern conveniences, gas, bath,
hot and cold water.
Lot 18 feet front and 1'20 feet a Inches deep to a
Immediate possesion. Terms to suit purchaser.
M. D. LIVENSETTER,
18 No. 129 Sonth FOURTH Street
a FOR SALE A MKW BROWN-STONE
House and Stable, with cistern, ice-house, and
all necessary improvements, with 10 acres of land, on
an elevated site, near Ambler Station, one mile
above Fort Washington, Montgomery county.
Terms no object. Apply to
SAMUEL n. AUSTIN
No. 129 SEVENTH Street
P. 8. If the above property is not sold by the 1st
Of June, It will tie rented. s H 6t
a COUNTRY AND CITY PROPERTIES
FOR SALE, RENT, and EXCHANGE in f
great number and varieties by
J. MAY GREEN,
Blm No. SOU CHESNUT Street
S) BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE ON WEST JER
iji.BH RAILROAD, 10 miles out Isooo.
J. MAX OKEKN,
B6t No. 809 CHESNUT Street.
STORE, No. 339 MARKET Strest.
APPLY ON PREMISES.
4 22 tf
J. &. ELLISON A SONS.
TO RENT, FURNISHED DESIRABLE
Summer Residence. Townahia Line, near
Suiiool Laue, OeruiHiitown.
JUSTICE BATEMAN & CO.,
tilt No. Vtt South FRONT Btreet
fi A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE TO LET ON
XJ Wayne street, Geruiautown. wlibin five
nuiiutes' walk of Wajue Mition; rooms, hot and
cold water and bath, luyiiue at Uakery, No. 441
MAIN Street 6 16 6t
COUNTRY HEAT AND DWELLINGS rf
TO LET Holllubville. Kristol Pike, near"!
ttconv. Alao, Coack u Mimu ouops to let.
Apply on premiaeaor No.610 LOCLbTSu 8 20 8t
i "FURNISH ED ROOMS TO RENT TOOElSU
O Uemen, 8. E. corner FIFTEENTH and LO
OTS T. JUegant location. Ter ms moderate. S 10 84