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THE DULY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, FRlDAr, MAY 2G, 181.
DRAMATIC SKKTCIIKS-No. 5.
The Stage Carpenter
t . nlimrUHAn
What makes a stage carpenter so glum? It Is a
lact that one Is seldom or never seen In whom the
elements of hufllnesa and grufflness are not equally
commingled, and at the expense of all softer emo
tions. The stage carpenter's band appears to be
against every man, and every man's hand against
his. And yet the reason la not hard to get at. He
Is driven so bard and so continually that he has no
time for the amenities; he is jolted so Incessantly
that the milk In his natnre becomes cnrdled. No
one in the theatre la In such complete and never
ending request, no one Is dismissed so cavalierly
when the work Is done, and no one gets ao little
credit for what he does.
A weight on his mind Is the safety or the bridges,
'runs," etc., with which all romantic pieces more or
less abound. This sort of responsibility Is entirely
exceptional with him. The stage manager, prompter,
and property-man all have grave responsibilities,
tout none of them affect the safety of life or limb. In
many of the carpenter's contrivances this considera
tion Is prominent, and It must be additionally re
membered that every Imitation rock, tree, or bal
cony Is mado just as light and with as little wood
and as few nails as will serve the purpose.
When Mr. Forrest was playing his last engage
ment at the Academy of Music, In thlB city, cvrt-
. lanu was produced. It was a "grand revival." and
great pains was taken with It. In the coronation
scene It was arranged that the "eagle in a dove cot''
should mount a tremendous platform, the highest
ever constructed, where, with the other characters
grouped pyianiUUcaliy around him to the' base, he
might form a spectacle for angels to weep over and
admire. 1 he "Eminent," however, what with a poor
conscience, the gout, the business not being overly
good, and other complications, was nervons about It.
In his mad youth he may have cut some antics, but
the case was now altered. Deiore he would trust
his august foot to this Throne of Royal State,
the whole establishment had to tramp over
It, headed, by the tragedian's express
stipulation, by the carpenter who built It I Nor did
this novel Inspection end with the first night. At
every representation of the piece Forrest would
nave, between acts, the ceremony solemnly re
seated. At the extreme top of the staging was a
little space a few feet square, on which "Uoriolanus"
was to stand, and on this it was Mr. Forrest's humor
to have the carpenter stamp and gesticulate, and to
test in divers other ways ; the actor in his robes look
ing grimly on at the little round-shouldered man in
overalls and paper cap, capering away for dear life I
It was an Instructive scene.
Everything great or small, simple or complex, In
the way of scenery, the stage carpenter must fur
nish. In addition to all this he has the working of
the stage In his hands, the changing and setting of
scenes, etc This of Itself is enough to turn a man's
hair grey in a month. This is his night work, and
all day he is getting ready to do it. Concerning his
handiwork, he Is expected to make, and does make,
anything from a ship to a steam engine. Borne of
the most magnlQcent-looklng machinery ever
Invented has been the work of the
Stage carpenter. There was a piece once
acted at the Bowery Theatre called The Working Hen
of Hew York, in which the mechanical effects were
something stupendous. In one scene the dastardly
assailer of female lmmacnlateness waa caught in the
machinery of the mill In which the heroine worked,
and whither the heavy man had followed her. He
waa drawn Into the mill and ground into blooay pulp,
as he richly deserved to be.. The curtain
Invariably went up a second time on this
scene, but one night there was a hitch some-
where, and when, after a delay, the encore was re
sponded to, three or fonr men were discovered with
fly-wheels on their heads and walking-beams nnder
their arms, carrying off with great alacrity the
largest engine ever seen In this country except that
of the Great Eastern. This was too much even for
the "East Side," and for once injured Innocence was
not properly appreciated at the Bowery.
The sense of responsibility of which we have
spoken, however, is at times strangely ab
sent. The stage carpenter works for Ja
vast outside unseen something, and he
unconsciously, yet naturally, grows to regard only
that incentive. The everyday mechanic feels no
such consuming anxiety about his work. IX it is
good work there Is an end. But tbe stage carpen
ter's work may be ever so good and yet fall. There
Is no safety for him until the curtain falls ; and if the
result Is failure, It is not the disappointment of one
purchaser, but ot hundreds of people. Thus his
Bometlmes recklessness of safety, to either himself
er others, is explained If it Is not excused. Here is
a story In point. Daring the performance of
the spectacle of the Ice HifcA at a
Southern theatre a few years ago, a "trap" had
been set and was ready for use. A front scene was
on (in the first "groove" or "entrance ;" a "carpen-
ter's scene" as it is sometimes called, designed to
. afford opportunity for resetting the stage without
Interrupting the performance,) and back of It every
thing was prepared for the climax of the piece.
Just before the prompter's whistle blew, however,
a luckless ballet girl, running hurriedly across the
stage to avoid being c aught by tbe "change," stepped
on the trap and was precipitated into the cellar. At
, once all v as consternation, and in the midst of it
the soene changed. A lot of frightened people went
( streaming fto the carpenter, crying, "Oh, Mr. G
one of the girls has fallen down the trap and broken
, ' her leg !" and more to that e ffect. Mr. G. for a little
time was aghast ; he was like that swearing man who
; conld not do justice to the occasion. Finally he
roared: "I knew some of you fools would break that
' trap, yet! A man can't leave a thing a minute In
this place without its being interfered with. I'm not
going to put up with such foolishness, and the stage
manager shall know it!" Not that old G waa a
hard-hearted man, either, only as it grew towards
eleven o'clock be scarcely knew whether he stood
on bis head or his heels. And this little aneodote
(not a trine to the ballet-girl, it may be mentioned
by the way, who went lame for life) leads us natu
rally and graeef ally to one of the topics of the pres
No little part of the stage equipment, as we have
heretofore shown, is located far above the floor
of the stage, and, on the other hand, as great a
share of It is beneath. The entire space from the
cellar floor to the roof is stage room, the spectator
In most scenes seeing only one-third, and never
more than one-half, of it. The excavations beneath
the stage proper should at certain points (chosen
generally as far back as possible) be as deep as the
distance from the floor to the grooves at the bottom
of the flies. This is to allow lor "sinking" scenes, as
they are termed, one of the greatest of stage conve
niences, and productive of most pleas
ing effects. The entire basement does
not require to be of this . depth, but
an ample area is at all points desirable. This sub
scenic region is largely utilized, and a principal
means of communication is tbe "trap." A compli
cated system of scaffolding and machinery is re
quired to sustain these simple-looking affairs, and
to depress and raise them at the proper times. They
are of all sizes, from the grave in Hamlet to the piece
as large as the hand. In the course of a few years
a stage becomes bo honeycombed with these solu
tions of Its continuity that om can scarcely step in
any direction without placing foot on some possible
footfall. The chief carpenter is responsible for the
condition of the traps and the safety of the Btage
' floor, and a serious responsibility it la. The severest
penalty Is attached to any tampering with
the traps when they are not re
quired In the performance at hand. When
required they are worked by certain trusted bands,
chosen amoBK the assistant carpenters and shift
ers, and the chief, if he can be spared from the
stage, goes himself below to superintend their
nroner working. Muted bells, slmlUr to the flymen's
signals, are hung In tbe vicinity, nnder control of
the prompter. Acoaeor aiarums is agreeo. upon,
and every precaution la taken, but the risks are con
siderable and accidents will sometimes happen.
Traps differ in kind almost as much as in size,
Those eftenest used are the plain "sliding" trap, the
"folding," and tbe "star" trap. There is no risk In
descending on the first named, and no particular
peril In the ascent, unless it is necessary to make
a vert sudden appearance, when If the performer Is
not agile he may lose his legs. The folding trap is
lightly swung on doors hinged at the side. It must
be taken "on the fly," and to take It requires more
nerve than most people have. We should like to
see the man who la posl'ive that one thing can be
done as well as another, make that leap in the dark.
Provision la made for the protection of the per
former by having mattreBBes, etc , laid to eaten him
in his descent, but It happens sometimes that they
are not laid. Hernandez Foster, the pantomlmist, a
season or two since, trusting Implicitly to a carpen
ter who had never before gone back on him, "took"
one of these traps, and found out In less time than
he conld wink that there was no bed laid, and fur
thermore discovered that some cheerful idiot had
chosen that very spot, of all others, for toe stowing
of a choice lot of old iron and lumber. No man
bnt a pantomlmlat or a circus rider would
ever have got over that little adventure.
But the perils of the folding trap are nothing as
compared to those of the deadly "star" trap. This
is the pantomlmist s terror his bete noir. It Is circu
lar, about the size of a barrel, and formed of a series
of slats opening outwards, each piece terminating
in a sharp point It Is nsed oniy from beneath
upwards. It requires no demonstration to show that
the ascent must be made like an arrow from the
bow, or else that the actor will be Impaled by his
resisting weight on these dozen or more sharp
points. Here a life depends on the carpenter and
the soundness of his tackle. The "stir" trap is a
dangerous device and should be banished from the
stage. Numerous accidents are reported from its
use, although It is not known that any have ever re
sulted fatally in this country. There is a theatrical
tradition that an actor was once caught by the neck
by one of them in a Liverpool theatre, and Instantly
killed in Sight of the audience. G. W. A.
The Future of (lie Republlrau Party De-
penas upon ine niy.
To the Editor of The Evening TeUgraph.
The Republican State Convention has, after a com
paratively speaking short session, closed its labors,
and presented a ticket that will command the re
spect and confidence of the people. The great dan
ger to the Republican party has not, however, been
overcome. Obstacles in the way of its success are
yet to be overcome. For the Jast two years, when
the Gibraltar of Republicanism in the inteilor has
given way to the enemy, and nearly brought about
ruinous disaster and deteat as a result of indiffer
ence, the true Republicans of Philadelphia have
rushed into the contest, and borne aloft the banner
of victory ; all this, however, at a fearful cost. They
elevated to political position persons whose acts have
eansed every honest man to bow the head In shame,
and at the present day the same danger now
threatens the party, but in a far more disastrous
shape than in the past. Efforts are being made by a
few Ring leaders in the party to nominate candi
dates of the same stamp and calibre, and for no other
reason or purpose than to retain control of the pco-
ple.and keep the offices tn the grasp of the followers
of the Ring, without regard to the wishes of the
people or their true welfare. This power has been
exerted with pernicious effect in the past, and la to
be attempted again.
To carry on our government our citizens are hea
vily taxed, and yet how frequently we are called
upon to notice that there la but little protection to
life, liberty, or property I The guardians of the
public peace, many of them, are those who have
had another profession outside of the law, and
which has been carried on even nnder the color of
the law; crimlna's have been let loose upon society;
and men, acknowledged as such, have been elected
to positions of honor and trust in the community.
Unfit candidates have in the past been foisted upon
tie Republican party, and, merely for the sake of
breaking the effect of a party defeat, have been
permitted to be elected. Is the same policy to be
Three years ago the Republican party, through
sheer indifference, lost the chief magistracy of the
city and brought about a corrupt and shameful
police government. Are its members now to stand
with folded arms and see nominees placed upon the
ticket who will certainly bring to it an ignominious
defeat ? Will they permit men to force themselves
Into the position of candidates in opposition to the
wiBheB of the masses? We say, emphatically,
that no man has a right, no matter how Ihigh
1)18 ambition may be, to push himself forward at the
expense of his party, and by so doing lead It to ruin
and defeat. The disappointment of such a man Is
but a small matter compared with the loss to a poli
tical party, which brings in its train Increased taxa
tion, freedom to lawlessness, and the ascendancy of
the rowdy portion of the community. Those who
are engaged in this matter of de
feating the wishes of the Republicans of tbe city
are not worthy of the name of Republicans. Self
governs them, not the good of the party. We call
upon the masses to be up and doing. Every hour is
important. Let them brace themselves for action;
aim surely and steadily at the defeat of the Rings,
and It can be accomplished. Let them "shake off
the dewdrops from their brows," buckle on their
armor, and enter the political battle-field determined
on victory, and victory will be obtained and the
great Republican party saved. Anti-Ring.
M USICAL AND DRAMATIC.
The City Amusements.
At thb Waxsut Mrs. Rose Watklns will have
a benefit this evening, when the comedietta of
It Takes Two to Quarrel and tbe drama of The
Pioneer Patriot will be represented.
A matinee to-morrow.
At tbi Arch Mies Kate Reign olds will have
a farewell benefit this evening, when she wiU
appear as "Peg Wofllngton" in Masks and Faces
and as "Cleopatra" In the farce of Anthony and
On Monday Mr. Barton Bill will have a bene
fit, on which occasion Mrs. Caroline Klchings
Bernard will appear In The Jionny Fish Wife.
Bamboozling and Our American Cousin will
also be performed.
At thb Chbsnut the comedy of Saratoga
will be represented for the last times this even
ing, to-morrow afternoon, ana to-morrow even
ing. At thb Museum Mr. Robert . McWade will
appear lor the last times as "Rip Van Winkle"
this evening, to-morrow aiternoon, ana to-morrow
At thb American a family performance will
be given this evening, at which the Japanese will
appear and execute some of their remarkable
feats of skill and strength.
A family matinee will be given to-morrow.
Mrs. L. C. Lbvin Db Bakros, assisted by
several eminent artists, will give a concert this
evenlngat Musical Fund Hall.
Those who Desire a Brilliancy of Complex
ion should beware of cheap patent puis, or otner
cathartics containing calomel and mercury. Use
Nature's remedy, Ublmbolo's Fluid Extract Bab.
8AFARILLA and HSLMBOLD'S CATAWBA GRAPE PILLS.
Component parts Fluid Extract Rhubarb and Fluid
Extract Grape Juice. For Liver Complaints, Jaun
dice, Bilious Affections, Dyspepsia, (lick or Nervous
Headache, Gostlveness, etc., the Pills are une
Mb. William W. Cassidt, the Jeweller at No. 8
South Second street, has one of the largest and most
attractive stocks of all kinds of Jewelry and Silver.
ware In the city. He has also on band a fine assort
ent of fine American Western Watches. Those
who purchase at this store at the present time are
certain to get the werth of their money.
Yocno Ladies, Beware ! of the Injurious effects
of Cathartics and Purgatives, containing mercury,
calomel, and other deleterious drugs. In a short
time they enervate and destroy the system as well
i the complexion, if yon would nave a fresh,
healthy, and youthful appearance, use Uelmbold's
Fluid Extract 8 a rs ap a a ill a and Uelmbold's Ca
tawba Oeape Pills. They are purely vegetable;
a pleasant purgative, and cause neither nausea or
Subkxtt'4 Flobimil aq exqulalto perfume.
TO iNStTRK nSALTH AND PROPER DIOK8TIOW TOO
ShOUld USe IlELMBOLD'8 CATAWBA OltAPB PILLS
They are composed of Fluid Extract Rhubarb and
Fluid Extract Catawba Grape Juice. They excite
digestion, nourish and Invigorate the system, and
purge ont all the humors that grow and rankle n
the blood. Hblmbolp's 8ar9aparim,a makes New,
fresh, and Healthy Blood, and Beautifies the Com
Cedar Moth Chests, Knamellod-llned Coolers,
Cooler Stands, a large assortment, wholesale and
retail, No. 820 Dock street, below Walnut.
Tbers is noArticlk in Matbri a-Mkdtca whloh
supersedes Castor Oil, Magnesia, or Salts equal to
Uelmbold's Catawba Graph Pills for purging
from the system all superfluous and worn-out mat
ter. For Biliousness, Uostlveness, Sick or Nervous
Headache, etc., they are unequalled, as they cause
neither nausea or griping pains ; after which purify
and make New Blood by using Uelmbold's sahsa-
Whitcomb's Asthma Remedy Sure cure.
In the Sprino and Summer Months the system
should be thoroughly purged, and nothing is so ac
ceptable to the Stomach as Uelmbold's Catawba
Geapb Pills, after which use Uelmbold's Extract
Sarsaparilla. They invigorate the system, and
can be taken by Children with perfect safety.
For Oysters always, 'fresh, fat, and inviting,"
Stewed, Steamed, Roasted, PaDned, Broiled, Fried,
and Raw, go to Leach's, northeast corner Nlath and
Chesnui. Half peck steamed oysters, 25 cents.
There Is not such a reliable purgative known as
Helmbold's Catawba Grape Pills. They are safe,
pleasant, and efficacious, and cause neither nausea
or griping pains. Uelmbold's Sarsaparii la, the
great Blood Purifier.
Barnes Smith. On the 24th instant, by the Rev.
George Brlnphurst, J. Harkrson Barnes to Miss
Clara Smith, both of Philadelphia. i
Caldwell. On the 24th instant, Mrs. Catharine
Sophia, wife of Andrew Caldwell, aged 8S years.
The relatives and friends of the family are respect
fully Invited to attend the funeral, from her hus
band's residence, No. 630 North Fifteenth street, on
Saturday afternoon, 27th Instant, at 8 o'clock.
Faust. On the 22d Instant, Mart Adelaide,
youngest daughter of David and Jane Faust, aged 11
The relatives andlfrlendsof the family are respect
fully invited to attend her funeral, on Friday after
noon, at B o clock, from the residence or ner parents,
No. 602 North Seventh street. To proceed to Laurel
Harris. On the 23d instant, Letitia, daughter of
Letitla and the late Richard Harris, aged IT years
o montns ana la aays.
The relatives and friends of the family are respect
fully Invited to attend tbe funeral, from the resi
dence of her mother, No. 221 Greenwich street, on
Sunday afternoon, at 8 o'clock. To proceed to Sixth
Street Union Vault.
IIassall. On tbe 23d Instant, John Hassall, in
the 83d year of hla age.
The relatives and friends of the family are Invited
to attend the funeral, from the residence of his son-
in-law, Thomas Tolman, No. 1109 Green street, on
Tnursaay arternoon, iiotn instant, ai a o ciock. in
terment at Laurel Hill. "
Lippincott On tho 24th Instant, Edwin Lippin-
coiT. atrea 46 years.
The relatives and friends of the family are respect
fully Invited to attend the funeral, from West II old
Meeting House, N. J on Seventh day, the 27th
Instant, at 3 o'clock P. M.. without further notice.
Carriages will be at Riverton to meet tbe 2 P. M.
train from Walnut street wharf.
Mcstin. on Thursday. 84th instant, Alfred B.
son of John and Mary T. Mustin, aged 24 years.
Funeral from his late residence, No. 8Wi Spruce
street, vv. r., on Monuay next, at o ciock. s?j
T f .... .1 .... 1 An n . ItlA OK.t (not-
itrri Duuucuij, uu tiio cveuiug ui lu3 -Jbu mat.,
Herbert Reynolds, eldest son of Thomas and
Kniellne P. Runp, aged 20 years 7 months and 6
The relatives and friends of the family are respect
folly invited to attend the funeral, from the residence
of his parents, No. 018 Race street, on Sunday morn
ing. May 26th, at 9 o'clock. Interment In Cedar
Sines. On the 22d Instant, Anne Gbiesinoer,
wlfo nf ThnmnH Ktnpa no-fid ST vehrs.
The ralBtivca and frlenda, nd members Of Golden
Rule Temple, No. 25, are respectfully Invited to at
tend tne iunerai, irom jno. cxu ruiton street, on
Friday arternoon, at 8 o'clock. To proceed to Frank
rV IT 17 A lVTT7r Tn A TVT
Life Insurance Company
S.E. CORNER FOURTH AND WALNUT.
ASSETS OVER $3,000,000
Hon. James Pollock,
J. Edgar Thomson,
Albert C Koberts,
Hon. Alex. O. Cat tell,
James L. Claghorn,
Henry K. Bennett,
L. M. Whllldin.
Philip O. mingle,
George W. Hill,
UEOIIUU IV. HILL..
.lOIIZV. O. SIMS.
SECRETARY and treasurer,
.lOllN 8. W1L.SOCV.
D 19 fmwSm
for additional Special tfotiest f Iuridt Pant.
FORTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY. THR
AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION
Will celebrate its Forty-Seventh Anniversary at the
ACADEMY OK MUSIC, on the evening of
Addresses will be drllvered oy Rev. Dr. Arml-
tage, of New York, Rev. Dr. Harper, lormerly of
Indiananolls. and Rev. Dr. Newton, of this city.
Singing by a choir ot four hundred ywunjz ladles,
nnder the direction of Professor John Bower.
Tickets, with secured seats, Twenty-five Cents
each, may be procured at the Society's house, No.
im uuesn VT street. o is lit
NOTICE. THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE
"UNITED COMPANIES OF NEW JERSEY"
are cautioned against assenting to the proposed
lease to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company before
they have a full opportunity of understanding the
great sacrifice of their Interest proposed by Bald
lease. By means of the press, and an early meeting
of the Stockholders, to be duly announced, an oppor
tunity for full dUcuBsion will be aflorded.
6 25 2t M AN y STOCKHOLDERS.
s- THE SECOND AND THIRD STREETS
"'w PASSKNOElt RAILWAY COMPANY no
run a new line of cars up Third street and down
Second street from Oxford to Dauohln streets, in
connection with their Main or White line ears.
passing tbe North Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
Koing both ways. ossBt
is- MINISTERS CAN OBTAIN TICKETS
for the Kortv-seventh Anniversary of the AME
RICAN KUNnA.snHOOL UNION bv talllnirfoi
tbem at the Society's House, No. 1124 CHESNUT
Street, before tne 27th insL o vi ei
Ky LATEST STYLES IN GENTLEMEN'S
Boots and Shoes. A large assortment of our
own make, of different measures,
always on hand.
9 13 tf No. 83 S,
SIXTn Street, above Chesnut.
THE BEST COAL.
I8AAC K. WRIGHT & SON,
No. 124 South fctEOOND Street.
YARDS Corner ElGUTU and MASTER fits, and
wfmS No. 81S SWAN SON 8t. above Queen.
NO STORE ON
821 CHERRY Si.
ItEAlTHII- SPOT IS
Its Hotel, its lakes, the fish pond, the old mill, the
old railroad bridge, the handsome drives and avenues,
the park, and many other points of Interest, are in
themselves sufficient attractions, while the NATU
BAL ADVANTAGES of the tract, such as excellent
water, rolling country, high and healthy location,
facilities for drainage, and EASY AC JESS TO THE
CITY, render WENONAH the most desirable place
for building Country Residences within the vicinity
of Philadelphia situated on the West Jersey Railroad,
11 miles from Camden, reached in FORTY-FIVE
MINUTES from your place of business. The Hotel
will be completed and opened about the 15th of
June. Visit the place and judge it upon its merits.
Tickets and information furnished by
DANIEL M. FOX & SON,
Bl612trp No. 540 North FIFTH Street.
A Property on the south side of
CHcsuut St., Between Third and Fourth,
43 feet 10 Inches front, suitable for a Bank, Insurance
Company, or otner fudiic miuaing.
Address mimpko iSiiJSNT," at tnis omce.
5 15 mwI6t
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, evergTeen,
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
sprlDg bouses, never falling spring of purest water,
(lake for boatino), all stocked with mountain
trout, carp, etc., beautiful cascade, with succession
of rapids through the meadow.
Apply to J. R. PRICE, on the premises. 4 25
Elegant Double Four-Story Brick
Brown Stone Residence,
S. E. CORNER TWENTIETH AND ARCH
(No. 1936), 40 feet front by 150 feet deep ; well built
and finished with all modern Improvements and
conveniences ; parlor, reception room, dining room,
2 kitchens, and laundry on first floor, and 15 addi
tional rooms on the remaining floors; a bath rooms,
2 water closets, etc. Will be sold on TUESDAY,
May 30, at the Exchange, by u. tuomas &
SON. - 6 25 8t
No. 8243 CHESNUT Street (Marble Terrace),
THREE-STORY, WITH MANSARD ROOF, AND
THREE-STORY DOUBLE BACK
Sixteen rooms, all modern conveniences,
hot and cold water.
Lot 19 feet front and 120 feet 3 Inches deep
Immediate posset slon. Terms to suit purchaser.
M. D. LIVENSETTER,
4 13 No. 129 South FOURTH Street.
COUNTRY AND CITY PROPERTIES
L j FOR SALE, RENT, and EXCHANGE In
creat number and varieties bv
J. MAX. UK&lSiN,
6 61m No. 80S) CHESNUT Street,
STORE, No. 339 MARKET Street.
APPLY ON PREMISES.
J. h. ELLISON 4 SONS.
TO RENT, FURNISHED DESIRABLE
Summer Residence, Township Line, neur
bcliool Lane, uermantown.
6 ltf No. 122 South FRONT Street
TO LET A FURNISUED HOUSE, NO. 921
L;!i N. THlhTIENTU Street, for three or four
Uiouths. Inquire on tbe premises. 6 26 2t
THE FURNITURE AT GOULD A CO. '8 IS THE
most reliable to be had ; they have the largest
and cheapest stock to select from ; they In all cases
Their three stores are thronged dally; give them
a call ; yon will save money and get the newest styles.
GOULD A CO., northeast corner of NINTH and
MARKET, and Nos. 8T and 89 North SECOND
Street, and No. 1206 MARKET atreet 6 20 6trp
HOUSEKEEPING ARTICLES. REFRIGERA
tors, Water-coolers, etc. : Taile Cutlery, bird
cages, Mats, Brushes, etc.; iron, wire, Tin. Wood.
auavvuiuw ware. maw. n. ocvjimtt
No. 1319 CHESNUT Street.
(Formerly with John A. Murpaey, lately with E.
J. WuIuuuA) 0 29 61
7-30 GOLD L0AI1
Northern Pacific Railroad.
Rapid Progress of the Work.
The building of the Northern Pacific Railroad
(begun Julr last) is being pushed forward wltti great
energy from botn extremities of the lino. Several
thousand men are employed in Minnesota and on
the Pacific coast. The grade is nearly completed
800 miles westward from Lake Superior; trains are
running over 130 miles of finished road, and track
laying is rapidly piugresslng towards the eastern
border of Dakota. Including its purchase of the
St. Paul and Paclflo Road, the Northern Pacltlo
Company now has 413 miles of completed road, and
by September next this will be increased to at least
A good INVESTMENT, Jay Cooke & Co.
are now selling and unhesitatingly recommend,
as a Profitable and perfectly Safe Investment,
the First Mortcaee Land Grant Gold Bond of tne
Northern Pacific Railroad Company. They have 30
years to run, oear bevca ana Tnree-tentns per cent.
gold interest (more than 8 per cent, currency), and
are secured by flret and only mortgage on ttie en-
T1RR ROAD AND ITS EQUIPMENTS, and alSO, 83 fast BS
the Knad is compleied. on
23.UUO aches op LAND to everv mile of
track, or 600 Acres for each liooOBond. They are
exempt from United States Tax; Principal and In
terest are payable In Gold; Denominations: Cou
pons, $100 to IliKK); Kejrtstered, HK) to 110,000.
IjAavs xui. uuads. Nortnem raciac 7-30's
are at all times receivable at ten per cknt. above
par, In exchange for the Company's Lands, at their
lowest cash price. This renders them practically
1NTFRFHT-BEARINO LAND WARRANTO.
SINKING FI ND. The proceeds of all sales of
Lauds are required to be devoted to the repurchase
and cancellation or tne f lm Mortgage norms or tne
Company. The Land Grant of the Road exceeds
Fifty Minion Acres. Tina immense Kinxing una
will undoubtedly cancel tne principal of the Com
pany's bonded debt before It falls due. With their
ample security and high rate of interest, there is no
investment accessible to the people which is more
PROFITABLE OR SAFE,
KXC11ANU1NU V. S. FIVE-TWENTIES.
The success of the New Government 5 Per Cent.
Loan will compel the early surrender of United
Mates o per cents, many noiaers 01 rive-Twenties
are new exchanging them for Northern Pacltlo
beven-Thtrties, thus realizing a handsome profit, and
greatly Increasing their yearly income.
o 'I'll. 11 sh.ui nil ijts. aii marKetaoie
Stocks and Bonds will be received at their highest
current price In exchange for Northern Pacltlo
Seven-thirties. Expkehs charges on Money or
Bonds received, and on Seven-thirties sent tn return,
will be paid by the Financial Agents. Full Informa
tion, maps, pamphlets, etc., can be obtained on ap-
piicaon at any agency, or rrom tne undersigned.
For bale by
JAY COOKE & CO.,
Philadelphia, New York, Washington,
FINANCIAL AGENTS NORTHERN PACIFIC
By BA XKS and
BACKERS generally throughout
For sale in Philadelphia by
OLENDINNINO, DAVIS A CO., No. 43 S. Third St,
WM. T. ELBERT, No. 821 Walnut street.
J. H. TROTTER, No. 8U2 Walnut street.
WM. PAINTER & CO., No. 88 S. Third street.
S. M. PALMER & CO., No. 26 S. Third street.
IX M. ROBINSON A CO., No. 183 S. Third street.
SAMUEL WORK, No. 64 S. Third street.
GEORGE J. BOYD, No. 13 S. Third street.
RALEY A WILSON, No. 41 S. Third street.
WALLACE & KEENE, No. 143 S. Third street.
STERLING A CO., jmo. 110 S. Third street.
H. H. "WILTBANK, No. 805 Walnut street.
T. A. BIDDLE & CO., No. 826 Walnut street.
M. SCHULTZ & CO., No. 44 S. Third Street.
WILLIAM C. MORGAN & CO., No. 23 S. Third St. .
BOWEN 4 FOX, No. 13 Merchants' Exchange.
WILLIAM T. CARTER, No. 813 Walnut street.
W. II. SHELMERDINE, No. 10 8. Third street.
MEGARY & PEALE, No. 12 S. Third street.
NARR & LADNER, No. 80 S. Third street.
BIOREN A CO., No. 150 S. Third street.
JOHN K. WILDMAN, No. 26 8. Third street.
TOWNSEND WIIELEN & CO, No. 809 Walnut St.
P. S. PETERSON & CO.. No. 89 S. Third street.
B. K. JAMISON A CO., N.W. cor. Third & Chesnut.
EMORY, BENSON & CO., No. 6 8. Third street.
O. ti W. Y. HEBERTON, No. 62 S. Third street.
BARKER BROS. & CO., No. 23 8. Third street.
JAMES E. LBWARS A CO., No. 29 S. Third street.
BULL A NORTH, No. 121 8. Third street.
D. C. W. SMITH A CO., No. 121 S. Third street.
CHARLES B. KEEN, No. 825 Walnut street.
J. S. RU8HTON A CO., No. 60 8. Third street.
H. F. BACHMAN, No. 26 S. Third street.
JACOB E. RIDGWAY, No. 66 8. Third street.
W H. STEVENSON, No. 223 Dock street.
JOHN MOSS, Jr., No. 206 Walnut s'reet.
C. T. YERKES, Jr., & CO., No. 20 8 Third street.
SEVENTH NATIONAL BANK, N. W. cor. Fourth
and Market streets. 8 27mwf3m
Safe Home Investment.
Sunbury and lewistown Railroad
7 PX2XI CEIMT. GOLD
First Mortgage Bonds.
Interest l'ayable April and Octo
ber, Free of Wtate and United
We are now offering the balance of the loan of
$l,200,ooo, which Is secured by a first and only Ilea
on tne entire property ana irancnises of the Com
At 00 and the Accrued) Interest
The Road is now rapidly approaching comoietion.
with a large trade in COaL, IRON, and LUMBER,
in addition to the passenger travel awaiting the
opening of this greatly needed enterprise. Tne local
trade alone is sufficiently large to sustain the Road.
We have no hesitation In recommending the Bonds
s a CHEAP, RELIABLE, and SAFE INVEST
For pamphlets, with map and full Information,
YM. PAINTER & CO.,
Dealers In Government Securities,
No. 36 South
630 WALNUT 8t..
JAY COOKE & CO.,
PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK and WASHINGTON,
jay cooke, Mcculloch s co.
Seoleri In Government Securities,
Bpeolal attention given to the Purchase and Saia
of Bonds and Stocks on Commission, at the Board ot
Brokers In this and other cities.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS,
COLLECTIONS MADE ON ALL POINTS.
OOLB AND SILVER BOUQHT AND 80L
In connection with our London House we are now
prepared to transact a general
FOREIGN EXCHANGE BUSINESS,
Including Purchase and Sale of Sterling Bills, and
the Issue of Commercial Credits and Travellers' Cir
cular Letters, available in any part of the world, and
are thus enabled to receive GOLD ON DEPOSIT,
and to allow four per cent, Interest In currency
Having direct telegraphic communication wit
both our New York and Washington unices, we can
oner superior facilities to our customers.
RELIABLE RAILROAD BONDS FOR INVEST
Pamphlets and full Information given at our omce,
6 8 8mrp No. 114 S. THIRD Street, Phllada.
THE AHEBICAN BUTTON-HOLE
Complete Sewing Machine
OBTAINED TWO PRIZES AT THE CIN-
CINNATI INDUSTRIAL EXPO
SITION, A GOLD AND SILVER MEDAL WEEE
A few testimonials are given from a large mass of
correspondence of similar character and tone :
1 have worked on a Howe and Singer, and And
none to work ao beautiful as the American. It gives
perfect satisfaction. Mrs. Dr. .1. H. VOCCM,
Ashland, bchuylKlll county, Pa.
I have nsed a Howe, Grover A Baker, and Singer,
and would not give the American Combination for
all oi them. It gives me perfect satisfaction. I con
sider it the best in the market. Mrs. J. REED,
No. 144 s. Fremont street, Baltimore, Aid.
The American Is a perfect Gem of a machine. I
wonld not take a hundred dollars for K If I could not
get another. It works beautiful.
Mrs. AMANDA FAUX, Espy, Pa,
Office ofthr Tkov Hosiery Manufacturing)
Troy, N. Y., April 22, 1889. )
Tonr machine makea very satisfactory work, both,
as to quantity and to quality, and I do not hesitate
to recommend them to be superior to anything I
have yet seen for the purpose to which thev are
adapted. T. BUCKLEY, Treasurer.
I have used different machines for nine years
past, but have never seen any equal in all respects to
the American. It is perfectly simple in the combi
nation, easily operated, and does the most beautiful
work. Mrs. J ULIA E. BLACK, Benzonla, Mich.
It works beautifully. We are turning out three
dozen pairs of shoes per day, 18 button-holes In each,
pair. MARY E. GREEN,
No. 162 Richmond street, Philadelphia. .
I have had one of your Combination Button hole
and Sewing Machines In use for IS months, and con
sider it by far the best 1 have ever used, it works
beautifully. Mrs. ANNIE C. DAVIDSON,
Fashionable Dressmaker, No. 1509 Chesnut street.
I can testify that one of the best good things I
know of Is your American Combination Sewing Ma
chine. I have fonnd more satisfaction in using it
than any of tbe other three I have owned. This
really beats ail. I bvartily and honestly commend
it to all who wish a machine that will be sure to give
perfect satisfaction. Rev. I. W. BOHENCK.
Pastor of the Third Reformet Church,
No. 1438 Filbert street, Philadelphia,
Price of this Celebrated Machine only $ 75.
Price of the Plain Machine, $G0.
Call at the Company's Warerooms,
No. 1318 CHESNUT bTREET,
and examine it In motlom s 2 tuthf
GARDNER & FLEMING,
No. 24 South FIFTH Street.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
INCLUDING PHAETONS, JENNY LINDS,
ALWAYS ON HAND.
All WORK WARRANTED to be Of the b
WORKMANSHIP and MATERIALS.
Also, an assortment of SECONDHAND CAR
RIAGES for sale at reasonable prices.
Special attention given to REPAIRING.
REPAIRING, REPAINTING, and VARNISHING.
'"J! II E ST. CEiOUD."
This new elegant and commodious flrst-class Hotel,
on ARCH btreet, above SEVENTH,
Terms, 3 per day.
4 Um Q. W. MULL1N A BRO., Proprietors.
CUARTFRMA8TRRS OFFICE, UNITED
J STATES ARMY,
Philadelphia, Pa., May 86, 1871.
SEALED PROPOSALS in triplicate will be re
ceived at this office until H o'clock M. on MO.
DAY, June S6, 1871, for building a brick or stone
wall, with one double and one single iron gste la
the following named NATIONAL CEMETERIES,
Cuipeper C. H., Va., Fort Harrison, near Bich.
mond, a., and Beverly, N. J.
TherubbiBh resulting from the excavation for the
walla to be removed from the grounds of each eeine
tery at the expense of the successful bidder.
Bidders will be required to specify the price per
linear foot, and no bid will be entertained that does
not conform to this requirement.
Plans, epeciticauoiis. and blank forms for bids
furnished by the undersigned.
HENRY J. HODGES.
6 8 6t Major and Quartermaster U. S. Aruly.
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