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mi DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH. HlILAimrmA, MONDAY, .JANTtARY' 1, 186G.
TUB HEW TBi ,t JOHN fcH'.Lu,. The GVmJ New Year-'" New Tcftr Yestcrmorn thou wtt -oti ttnd noiythou art here I . All loyooi tut-j fcrifcU Reside the old yr-ar's bier; Thou art w u,t, art here, The Glad New A VeVceme wfgrte thee, though loth to part (th thj'SirVs fond memories deep la oti heart! "Unceasingly with us for twelvemonth has he tread The path that has led turn, alas 1 to the Dead lteluctant he leaves us, bnt with qulveriyg breaih lie gives to us Thee as he sinks into Death I And gaily we slug as thy presenco draws near A welcome, a welcome, to the? Glad New Year 1 The Glad Mew Year the Glad Now Year 1 The Glad New Year, The Glad New Year, Oh, how many hearts will thy sweet presence cheer I Hut how many, alai! who, here twelvemonth atro, Are now sleeping in graveyards under the snow I How many have lallen In War's dreaded strife! How many have sunk 'ncath the Battle of Life ! How many the wrecks on Eternity's strand Ot Bouls far more precious thau Lucro or Land ! But a truce to the Past : let Us Memories he In Oblivion buried from each mortal eye : The Tbesknt 1b ours, le':'s improve it while here, And Joyously welcome Th Glad Nev Year, The Glad New Year, The Glad New Year. The Glad New Year! The Glad New Year ! For Sinner and Saint alike art thou here ! But from now till the time when thy funeral knell Ehall be sounded from c hurch and cathedral bell, Who can tell what chances thy days may brin To the now joyous ihronz, or tb3 Suffering?, Sad Want may ievel In radiant Ease, And the proud blood of Wealth in Poverty freeze ! Mount clis may tremble and Thrones decay, . And the Night ot the Opprees'd change to happier Day; But whatever the chanirc, in God let us trust! Living and loving the lile of the Just; So that each happy day may find Heaven more near, .And every year be a Glad New Year ! A Glad New Year! A Glad New Year! 1'uiLADhLi DiA, January 1, 18Ci. THIS OLD Y13-AJLT. Statistics oi 18G5 Mortality nnd Meteoro logy Growing Commerce of our Port The f lour Inspector's Report The Po lice Telegraph -The Tires in the Last Year The Opci otioiis ut the Gas Works. The old jear has gona out in a blaze of statistics, ' in the old, old fashion." Everybody, very corporation, every mouey-makina; con cern, is arithmetical about this time, and ad dition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are put to the severest tosts. Appropriately, we commence to figure up the proportions of a year just dead, with the statement oi deaths in the city, as furnished us by ttie Health Officers: Jim'hi. Main. Fimalet. T'"1 January 7J9 Jfebiuary 870 Jttaicn IW7 April 775 May 681 June WO Julv 9-.W AupuHi '-'34 September 67U Oc ober 582 Xovembor ,. . . .H47 A)ecenibor 6U8 tx(4 I37J ftSO R81 6o5 6tH 750 hi.!) 25 470 6)2 638 470 1560 1J8 1411 1227 im 17o'J 1010 10i i ld!4 62G2 7007 17,109 Thi interments of those brought from the couutry (b2H) and still-born (6!)5) fchould pro perly be deductud from the above, which would leave the actual mortality of the city 15,045. The deaths in each Ward of the city are given as follows: Wards. Deaths.' Wardt. Vea'hs. first tit'8 Fllteouth 1010 hecono 780 ixtoeuth 449 Third 4J7 Seventeenth. .. . 6tH Fourth 7:U Eiithteeutu 60S Jilih 741 Niuetwnth 1022 Sixth m f-evctith 106: Kiifbth 61ti l.n'h 380 lenth 484 .Eleventh 44. Teiiih 40i. Thirteenth 8dl 1'uurteeuth 5U twentieth 807 rweuty-iirst 425 rwenty-second 533 I'wcuty-third 815 1 went y lour. u 1401 I'weuty-di.h BJ1 twenty -sixth 612 Unknown.- 848 Of the whole number of deaths, 7307 were under live yeivrs of age, and 448 over eighty years. The deaths iroui consumption numbered 2007. In 1864 the total number of deaths reported -was 17,582, and with still-born and those brought Irom t ne country deducted, the number is eiven at 15,875. or 230 more than in 18G5. So Phila delphia is getting healthier, It seems. Come we now to a more invitina topic, though, in sooth, such a day as this is enough to disgust one with the weather forever. The following table gives the highest, lowest, and mean temperature of each month of the year 1865. according to the reports of the Penn sylvania Hospital: fl ah. . MeanA Huh. Lite. U an. Dckb liens, jjeifs. heg. Degs. Dairs. Jan., eo., March, April, May, June, 52 fi'JI Kl JKJ' Inlvr UK Kill 16 91 64 73J 78 88 t3 024 Auirust, 60 60 8.11 281 15 25" 40 44 64 48 66' est 76 Sept., October, Nov., Deo. 89 79 67 62J The mean temperature of the vear is 65J do than the grees, which was 2 decrees warmer average ol the preceding 39 years. Amount of ratn lor each month of 18G5 January.. , February.. Haroh.... April... . May June .361 incites jJuly .2-97 inches. .8 77 " ..6 82 ..4 71 AuitUHt. . September 7 96 ..2 83 ..7-21 ..476 October 8 06 November 8 06 December 6 61 The whole amount for the year is 66 inches. This is 11 J inches more than the average, which is 44 inches. The greatest annual rainfall waa 68 inches, in 1859; the least amount 2'JJ Inched, in 1825. In the matter of weather, we are unable to ehow that Philadelphia has made any "gratify ing progress;" but commercially we are making considerable strides almost in the style of the giant with the seven-league boots. The following statement, made up from the oflicial report, exhibits the number ot foreign and coastwise vessels that arrived at the port of Philadelphia during each mouth of the year Jouo, as couiutueu wuu iou; lBOo. 1864. t'or Monihi. eign. Jaui;aiy...20 Fbiuary...28 March 66 April 66 Mar 63 June 66 July.. 61 An (tost.... 62 J-eutorubtr.48 October.... 86 ovenibr .86 December. .86 Coatt vit. 194 181 2.19 2,668 2,8 2,063 2,696 4 641 4,451 8,941 (818 2608 V ait- Total. 214 209 2 246 2618 2,417 2129 2.760 4 698 4 44 8.977 8,864 2.U43 Kite. 812 1.063 1.981 2.885 8,6)8 8 641 1837 8 794 8.646 2 846 2,716 1977 Total. 858 1,097 1.983 2,910 8 656 8,699 l.aso 8,843 8,702 2,876 2 705 1,998 641 81,706 82,248 66S 29,697 80,262 The above exhibit thows that the arrivals in 1665 were 1984 greater than in 1864. Xt u turn now to ce real connlderations. Th T" 84 49 75 68 68 48 49 67 80 60 21 following is given as the amount of stock of flour, rye flour, corn, wheat, etc., in the hands ot the commission honces, etc., at the close of the present year: 11G,8."0 barrels of (lour; 1(16.700 biihhels of wheat; KiRfl barrels corn meal: and 1791 barrels rye Hour. The total lnspecnon of flour and meal for the past yrar are officially urn as loliows: 420,823 barrel Hour; 1967 nau- ntrcls tiour; 2479 fine birrl: 2289 fcarrels mi't llnes: 4774 barrels rve: 14,022 barrels corn meal; 1H48 barrels were coudemned. The loll"wtng were the operations of the local telegraph dur.ng 18G.r: roMCB TKLKORnH. Total mcPMgcs tranpnnt ed 64 017 touiDi n rn)iiB re.tored to ir ends 2V6 Lout children rcitored to parenn 8.219 Police otTicers summouod to Court and Grand Jary 1,208 UeRHHDnifc nntlfviiitf I'nrnintr m Cfup nf midclnn deatn siiil dnatU by yio.ence 619 Plrtvrd and itoion auimuls recovered 751 Veh o'e resttiied to owners ,. . . . 291 Vearea Ccporipilve oi nto on property -1,207 Ker.vase dfcribltig new conntoi loit, and no tllvinr itorckonpors ot tlioir appearance. .. . 133 2C88 of the missing persons were males, and 677 females OI the lout children, 013 wero boyn, and 1170 girls. rmB TELrcRArn. During the vear intelligence of 402 fires was re ceived over he wires, which wero distributed among the several Fhe Districts as follows: First Fire Dlptrict... . 92 tfilth Fire District 13 becoDri Fire Jjltnct.. 93 Sixth Fire Dis-nct 26 t hird Fire Dictnct, ... f5 Seventh Fire District.. .10 Fouith Fiie Distrust... 107' Ol this number only 167 were of sufficient im portance to warrant the rtnmng ot the gongs in the engine houses and police siations. Mx lulse olurms of fir five from the First Fire District, and one Irom the Second were also re ceived and communicated to the Fire Depart ' ment. These alarms were nil caused by nnauthorhed persons tampering with the signal stations. Two general alurms were rung; one for the destrnetive lire at Ninth HndWushiugton streets, last February, an I the othur, on the occasion of the burnine of Merr.ck & Sons' foundry, in May. The ambulances 'K-louaring to the Fire Depart ment wero called out by signal six times In the course of the year, lor the conveyance of sick and wounded soldiers. GAS TfXWlRAra. Total mess8gc8 transmitted, .... 80 The above Is a brief summary of the valuable statistic that will be contained in the annual report of the Superintendent of the Police and Fire Alarm Teleeranh. The statistics were com piled by William B. Ileitis, Esq., one of the operators at the Central Station, and are the result of several weeks of hard and tedious labor. No department in our city is better managed than the Police and Fire Alarm Telegrnoh, which is tinder the superintendence of William J. l'hillios, Et., assisted by his able superinten dent, lr. David R. Walker. We mu'-t conclude our hasty summary with sonn Ihitig about gas a subject iu which every body Ik lutereMed: The official statistics of the gas wortt ol Philadelphia are not yet cmploicd lor tl.e . r 1hi;6. Thcv will be ready in a few da.H. The ol punha.ed in 18G-1 cost CIO'10 per toii; that pii'rhnfied in 1865 $1179 per ton, being $1x9 jut tv.i In tavor of 18G4. The addi lional ci"i ot labor wad $55,915 more in 185 than in ls This was owing to the. advance of wnj'et., consequent upon thcxtraordiuary prices lor the i-onmion necessaries of lile. The company sustained a loss of $2"0,000 during the year In the lighting of street lamps. There are 7"00 public lumps.'' Each Ump enn sumes 20,ouo feet ol' gas per year. The company have been furnidhing this amount of gas ut the rate of $48 per lamp; also including in this amount the cost for repairs, lightinc, extin guishing, and cleansing the lamps. For this work the company pay $15 per year lor each lamp. The entire cost for making one thousand feet ot gas is two dollars. The amount ot gas re quired to light tbo city lamps lor one year, ac cording to Mr. Bulkfey's schedule, t3 one hun dred and niuety-hvn million leet. But taking cloudy nieh'.s into consideration, the number of extra feet of cas Is enormous. Ey deducting the amount of $15 from the $18, for lighting each lamp, it will be seen that 26,000 feet of gas is actually furnished lor the bum of $.13, which it at the rate ol about Sl33 nor 1000 teet, or C7 cents less per HI00 feet than firet cost lor maK- ms: it. INTEW YEAR'S EVE The Celebration in Our City A Batch ol Anniversaries The Sunday Schools and Missionary Societies The Hell Itinjlnss and Pistol Shootings. The celebration in our city of the New Year's eve was etnuientlv relisious in Us character. The churches and Sunday Schools took the lead in the aliuir. They held their anniversaries. Bung their jsalms,und read their annual reports. At linaiiight hour, too, they chimed tujir sweetly pealing bells to welcome in the niw- uorn year, vv uh the opening ot this new year every one feels a ppiri; of rene wed energy in niectlncr the conflicts aud business cares of ordi nary lite. The experiences wo have had during the past live yea.u have fitted us for practical economy, and the observance ot those duties and principles which ere calculated lo promote the general welfare. Last night and yesterday an- propriate allusions were made to these nircuin- stances in all the chutches, and appeals directed io the aillucnt and philanthropic, ureing exhi bitions ot those charitable Jdispenrations which contribute to alleviate the distress and necessi ties of the unfortunate poor. The anniversary of the Sunday Schools of the Church of the F.piphany was 'held yesterday atternoon, In the church corner of Fifteenth and (Jnesnut streets. Each class had a beautiful bouquet of Iraerant Dowers, and as its name was called the oilerings for tho year wero taken up ana handed to the rector. The total otferiugs for the year, of tbe male school, amount to $51771; the otferiugs of the female school amount to $2313 total, $283071. A discourse was delivered by the rector, Rev. Dr. Newton. The anniversary of the Sunday School con nected with the Calvary Baptist church (Rev.T. D. Egan), located at the corner ot Front and Mar- faretta streets, was held yosterday afternoon, be exercises opened bv chanting antiphonaily tho evening prayer, the 148th and 15()th psalms, followed by singing, aud an address by the rec tor. The annual report waj then read by the superintendent of the Sunday Schools, Mr. W. A. Abbey. They have at present one hundred and forty children attending the schools. Tho amount ol funds received during the year loG5 have been nearly exhausted, leaving but a small surplus on hand. Alter the reading of the Sec retary's report, a number of interesting books were presented to the meritorious children. The church was handsomely decorated with ever greens, and was we!) tilled on tbis occasion. The anniversary exorcises ol the Church Sab bath School and the Ho yard Sabbath School of the Sixth Presbyterian Church were held yes day afternoon iu the church on Spruce street, below Sixth. The exercises consisted of singing by the schools, prayer, reading of Serlpturfs, reading of reports, and addresses by Rev. O. D. Reed and by tho pastor. The report of the main school shows nmubcr of male scholars, 4; female, 85; inlant scholars, 60; officers, 4; teach er", male, 7; female. 10; in!unt echool, 3. The Howard School has been In operation thirty-two years, and has imparted instruction to 6000 souls; half oi that number are now under religious In fluence. The average attendance has been Hi; teachers, 23, The Twenty-sixth Anniversary of the Cohock slnk Irei5byteriau Sabba'h School was celebrated yesterday afternoon, at tha church on German town road, above Montiromery avenue, a large audience being in attendance. The report of Superintendent Harvey shows the Sabbath school to bo in a high state of efficiency. The number of pupila i 030, divided auiollows: Bible class, fifty-three: Testament class. 264 1 Infant class, 213. The number of officers and. teawhers is thirty-seven, and the average at tendance of the scholars is 300 In the mornini! iuiu ovv ui vjuo But-ruvon. ine amount contr tinted for mission purposes dnrin)? the year waa $28704. The Library contain- 600 volume, all of which are in perfect order. The anniversary of tho Sunday flchool of the Beamcn'a Mission Church, corner of Catharine and Bwanson streets, was celebrated yesterday aitrinoon in a highly pleasing and appropriate manner. The Kev. w. B. Irvin, the rector, waa assisted Try the Rev. Messrs. Chase and Durbo row. The church was well filled with the chil dren and their parents. The reverend gentlemen above named delivered short and eloquent ad dresses, pointing out the evils ot the world that would beset their pathways through life. Tho safeguards afforded by rel gion, firm lalth la tho Saviour, a reliance upon tho mercy of tiod, were handsomely portrayed in languago suitable if the understanding of the little ono3 grouped around the reverend teachers. Towards tho closo of the proceedings the officiating clergy men took position In the chancel, for the pur pose of presenting the gifts. These consisted of candy and other sweet things, and little pamph lets or tract containing uaeiui reaaing matter. Tho scholars were delighted. Benediction closed the exercises. Tlte twenty-ninth anniversary of the Juvenile Mlwionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church, ll'ittonwood street, belov Sixih, was held In the church yeeterlay afternoon. The order of exercises consisted ot the singing of a number of selected hymns by thi children, and the reading of the annual report by the secre tary, whicn presented the workings of the so ciety since its formation, on the fifth day of March, A. D. 1837, from which it appears that tho sum total received by the society up to tho period of the last report amounted to the sum of $2024. During the past year the total amount collected was $6G441, showing a remarkable increase -over lormer years. The Kev. Dr. Coddell delivered an instructive address, relating his experience as a missionary.. Addresses were also delivered by other gentlemen. A meeting of the Sunday School teachers and scholars ol the Hleventh Street M. E. Church, Eleventh street, above Washington avenue, was held yesterday alternoon for the purpose ot establishing a temperance orsani.ation. Inte resting remarks weTe made by llev. R. J. Carson, Alexander Sloan, Ksq., and F. A. Fidler, Bjq. A motion was made and carried that a committee on organization be appointed, and that this com mittee report to the next teachers' meeting. The exercises closed with singing. The Sixth Anniversary ot the St. Matthew's Y. M. Mission was held yesterday alternoon. The services were participated in bv Revs. John (iraeff and Dr. Schaffer. assisted by Mr. Abraham Martin, the devoied lriend of Sabbath missions. The attendance was oulte lnre. The Old Year expired in its winding sheet. The first earnest snow-lall and the first sleigh-bell rau.sic this season came on Saturday. The snow began dropping at daybreak. The descent was cradual, and tho tall was about four inches dep. Tbe streets traversed by tracks were soon con verted into "iploHh," but noon the country roads there, waa tolerably pood sleighing. In the even ing the sound of sielgli-bcll music was resound ing everywhere that' the salt-car' had not been. The livery s.ablo people reaped a little harvest on Saturday" and yesterday. Any price demanded was paid to them for the use of their quadra jiedal F.tock. On South Broad street and Buck road and out on the avenues leading to Uerinanto.vn, f leieh bells darlns th whole of yesterday were in incessant1 jingle. Tho State' House bell had scarcely ceased strik'ng 12 o'clock last night, before the old bells of Cnrist Church had took up tho long accustomed practice of saluting the Now Year, and rinht merrily did the chimes sound. Those who stood with the finger on the trigger of iheir fire-arms, let fly the contents; and some stood with anocher formidable weapon in hand, and saluted the New Year dv looking through the bottom ot a tumbler. Bass and kettie-drums, horns, and all manner ol noisy implements wero brought into play, and a lolly time gene rally was hud. The best ot feeling seemed to prevail among; tho large number of persons in the streets. This morning the weather woke up in a provokingly bad temoer, as though it had been dissipating too much last uljrht. Never theless, we are not to be cheated ot our sport. and weather or no weather, Pniiatlelpnia will celebrate the advent of the New Year with be comixg style and sports. NEW YEAR'S DAY Antiquity ol its Customs and Celebration as a Religious Festival Merryinalanga ot the Day Ancient and Modern Fes tivities Iew Year's "Calls" in our City. As New Year's Day, the first of January, bears a prominent place iu the popular calendar, for many aues It has been celebrated in the vanoui parts ot the world as a religious and social festi val. With tbe post biblical Jews the ne year commenced and still comraence-i with the au tumnal month, First, the first day bein-; cele brated by them with considerable ceremony. The Romans made an especial holiday of it, 0'iering saerilices to Janus, who-e principal festival oc curred on this day, find taking care (hat nil they thought, said, anil did should be pure and favor able, since everything was ominous for tho oc currences of the whole year. They appealed in tho streets in festive garment?, exchanged kindly salutations, and gave each other presents called strcnw, consisting of gilt dates, figs, honey cakes and copper coins, having on one side tho double face of Janus, and on tho other a ship. This practice of giving presents was made by some of tho Emperors an important source ol personal revenue, until modified by the Emperor Claudius. The day is held In the Catholic Church as the festival of O'.rcumcialo Domini, aud observed as a feast in tho Church ot England on the same account. In the Roman Church tho following saints are honored on this day: St. Fulgentius, Bishop and Confessor; St. Odilo or Olow, Sixth Abbot of Cluni; St. Almachus, Martyr: St. Eu gendus, Abbot; St. Faine or Faucheu, Virgin of Ireland; St. Mochua or Mochin, or Claunus, Abbot in Ireland; and St. Mochua, or Crouaw, of Bulla, Abbot in Ireland. In the Jewish Church in the sixth century, of the festival of the Feast of the Circumcision was oDserved on the first day of January, in commemoration of the Circumcision oi Jesus, being the eighth day after December twenty-fifth, which was fixed upon by that creed to be observed us the nativity. It has ever been a custom among Northern nations to see the old year out and tiie new one in with the highest demonstrations of merri ment and conviviality. To but a few does it occur that the day is a memorandum of the subtrac tion of another yeur from the little sum of lite; with the multitude, the top feeliug is a desire to express good wishes tor the nest twelve months' experience of their friends, and be the subjects of similar benevolence on the part ol others, and to t-ee this intcrchanze of cordial feeling take place, as far as posslDle, in festive circum stances. It is seldom an English family fails to sit up on the last night of the year till 12 o'clock, along with a lew friends, to drink in happy New Year to each other over a cheerful glass. Very frequently, too, persons nearly related, but liv ing apart, dine with each other on this dttv, to kvep alive and cultivate mutual good feelinor. To the same trood purpose works the old custom of giving little presents on this day. 'the Kin of Llnht, lather of aired Time, Hatu bronrlit about that day wtitob it tue prime, lo the slow gliding months when every eye Wears symptoms of a oher jollity." In England the merry-makings of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are of very ancient date. The bead of the house assembled his lamily around a bowl of spiced ale, comically called "lamb's wool," from which he drank their healths, then passed it to the rest that they might drink too. Polwhole thus describes it: "A merry bowl, to dock the Jovial day, PlHih'd Irom id ample round a (unlike ray. 1 uil many a eent'ry it hone iorth to raoe The festive spirit of the Aodarton race, A i. to the tone of sacred Union dear. It welcomed with bimb'i wool tbe rising year." 'She word that passed amongst them was the ancient Saxon phrase Wart hael to your health. Hence this came to be recognized as the Wassail tvr Wttssel BtwL The poorer classes of people carried a bowl adorned with ribbons, round the i neighborhood, begging for aomeh ng wherewith to obtain tho means of filling it, that they, too, might -enjoy Wapsail as well as the rich. The custom ol the Wassail at the New Year was ob served in the monasteries as well as in private bourn. In front of tbe abbot, at the upper room ot tbk) refectory table, was placed the mighty bowL tyled roculum Oarilahis, and from it the Suprior araik tu all, and all drank in succes sion to earn other. Till a few rears ago In Scotland, the custom of the wassail bowl at the passin away ot the old jear might be said to be still in comparative vigor. On tbe approach of twelve o'clock a hot pirt was prepcrctf that is, a kettle or a flagon full of warm, spiced and sweetened ale, with n iniupion ol spirits. When the clock bad ftruck the knell of the departed year each member of the lamily drank of this mixture "good health and a happy new year and many of them," to all the rest, with a nearty hand shaking, and per haps a dance around the table, with the addition of a sony to the lun U iey Mite tuitfc: 4 Weoi may we a' be 111 may we ni ver see, llcie'i to the Kins: And the good cumpanio," etc. The elders of tho family would then mcst pro bubly sally out with the hot kettle, b?aria! with them buns, short-bread, cheese, etc., with the design ot visiting their neighbors and Inter changing with them the samo cordial ereetintrs. Reselling the friend's house they wodld enter with vociferous pood wishes, and soon send the kettle a circulating. If they were the first to enter the house since 12 o'clock, they were deemed as the first foot; and as such it was most Important, for the luck of the family in the coming year, that they should make their entry tint cnintv-handed. but with their hands toll ot' bread, cakes, and cheese, of which, on the other baud, civility demanded that each individual in the house should partake. Tbe custom of raakimr presents on Nev Year's Day, os lar as regards the intercourse of the adult population, has become almost obsolete. The practice is now limited to cifts made bv parents lo their children, or by the elder members ot the family to the younger. The custom was doubt less derived irom the Roraan3. Suetonius aud Tacitus both mcmtion it. Claudius prohibited cemanaing presents except on this day. urand. in his ' Popular AntHiuiueO observes. o:i the authority of Biahop 8tillingiiet, that tho Saxons kept the'fcstival of the Now Year witn more than ordinary (eatine and lollitv. and with- tho pre senting of New Year's gilts to each other. Fos brook notices the continuation of the practice during tho middle ages; aud Ellis quotes Mat thew Paris to ehow that Henry III extorted New x ear s guts irom his suDiects. New Year's uifta presented bv individuals to each other were suited to sex, rank, situation, and circumstances. From Bit.hop Hall' "Si- tires" (K)98), it appears that the usual gifts of tenants in the country to their landlords was a capon, uen jonson, m his Masque oj variaiuna, introduces "New Year's (Jilt" m a blue coat, serving man like, with an orange and a snrig of rosemary ou his head, his hat lull of mooches. with a collar ot g.neerbread. Iris torch-bearer carrying a marchpane, with a bottle ou eitaer arm. An orange htucfc with cloves, or a pilt nutmeg, was a popular intt. ladies received presents ot gloves ana pins, or in lieu thereof, a sum of motie, whence the terms "clove money 'and "pin money." in this city, New York, ana Wa-shiugton, the day is made the occasion ot social vieiu by gen tlemen among the families ot their acquaintance a custom oatmg oacu almost to the settlement of New York by the Dutch and originating with mem. At one time tue amiso oi thi3 custom. through the habit of ureseutintr wine to visitors. was so great that many thought it would havo Decn discontinued, tins is ui', however, in a preut measure obviated. The bet class of peo ple no longer olier wiu" to iheir guests, or, if they ao, reiiaed aud gentlemanly men ret use it. A cup ot hot, tragraut colicr or chocol:to is found to be a very welcome and agreeable sub- sittute. and is so ucncrallv proierroi th.it even where v. ine is provided it is irequently I ?ft un touched. Rt'.iCthment tables nute chunked greatly vt'thin the paft low yeiirs. Formerly they were loaded down with substantial food tiirkeja, hums, chicue.is, pies, etc.; uo th-.-rir light and elegant, and much more a'.tenticu 1 paid to the decorations. AMUSKJUfcNTH. Academy of Mus.o. Faint is the most suaoo'in ful of all o; erin written during the last ton years It ha bcua popu ar in every country, in ovory lan pnago. l'liiladeloliia ras especially takon Faust into favor, and Faust at onco raised it author to tue bigheet class of the operatic compoacrs ot this cen tury. Gounod belongs to that ruixod school of which Meyerbeer was the fouuder a school combining the mtlody and form of the Ita Ian school, with the science and harmony oi tbe Cierman. Less impaa- sionea man veroi, anotuer aiscipie ot the samo school, though belonging Jnoroto wbat is called "the romantique" than Gounod, this lost composor bus more science and is less audacious in his instru mentation. "I'auet," the creation of a poet, is calculated to inspire a musician who is a poet in a language boyond the poetry of words. Gounod bad evidently studied not only tbe libretto, buttbo sublime and wonder iul poem of Goethe, ror the .niusio of each person- ape is admirably in keeping with each character as drawn in the poem. This evening, Faust will be given complete for the first timo in this city. The great church sceac, tbe scene where the good and bad angels struggle tor the sonl of "Af argnerlte," will be siveo. Tue orcnostra will be one that has scarcely its equal In tho world. Birgfcld's Fanfare, which be plays withuch force, clearness, skill, ana spirit, will add greatly to the attractions of the performance. Miss Kellogg soem created lor the pare, lovely, entlo, simple "Mar guerite." ut eignor irire, ot course, we can say nothing except that be has succeeded admirably in New York. Signor Bellini is one ot tbe finost and most sympathetic artists on the stage. Siguor Antonucci, tbe "MepuiBtophlles," is new to the publio here; but, of course,, an artist of great merit, or be would not attempt "JUephistopheles." "Seibol" is given to Madame Richer, a lady who appears for the first tlmo. and of whom repoit sneaks in high terms. The first day of this i ear will remain impressed ou all who will hear Faust to-night, and its melodies (for sounds and periormanersareejuick remembrancer) will through. out tno year recall pleasant memories of a brilliant scene and an enjoyment tnat saUalie at once the intellect and the senses. New Chesmjt istrbkt Thkateb. Th Sleeping Jseauty wnl be repeated till turtber notioe, bel ig complete duoccss. To it will be added a comedy in two acts, by Mr. Wolf, whoeems to ha the dramatist of this theatre. Miss Orton and Mr. Clarke will ap pear in It. walnut fcTRKET Tbbatbk.- Mr.. Koberts gives us his "MophistopbelesV with a 1 its jblttor hdmor and merry sarcasm. "Faust" aad "Marguerite" will find two interpretations this evening. Mr. Barton Hill gives ns another "Sara," entitled Sum's Little Game. ' "Sam's" gams 1s our gums as long as Mr. Barton Hill hold the cards. Arch Street XuJSATttK. Lost in London will be played to-night. It has gained tbe patronago and the affections of the public. Bellbb, the wonder.'ol, appears at Consort Hall this evening. Heller must, we think, be several gentlemen at once, as "Mrs. Malaprop" says, for he has certainly too many talents for one person. His playing, besides being admirably artistic, has the nasle of soul and sympathy. lie deserves to be burned tor witchoratt for his tricks and pros ttdlel tation. His second sight is more wonderful than spiritualism, whilst his wit and humor should have mado him a court Jester. Religious revivals are In progress in Mary- lflBd. H'JIE miLADELmiA SKETCH CLUD WILL CLOBS TO El B FIRST ANNUAL PRIZE EXHIBITION OP AMERICAN ART. At the Pen oa. Academy of the Fine Arts, ON JANUARY 3, 180J5. U23 MILLINERY GOODS. FASHIONABLE BONNETS, I Cranrh BTInMiora. Velvets, Ribbons, &tc. MISS O'BYIIKE, No. R07 ARCH STREET. (( at of Eighth and Race nrcct). has a most tmo- tiful sfgoitmont of ihe above, wnich (havlna b ea delayed by the alterations to her hew Store until tbe season was aovaoord) she is now selling AT fEJCES J12lm4p FAR J3ET.OW COST MEDICAL. ELECTRICAL DISCOVERIES AMU GLORIOUS RESULTS. DR. M. J. CALLOWAY, Electrical Phvslclan, for merly the partner of FROrKSSOR a. n. IIOL ,ES. after an absence of a year and a bait troni the city, during which time he baa been engaged with FROFE'SOB BOLLFS. bis fatber-ln-law. In investlga.log more fully tbe sublhne subject of Electricity as the GREAT CURATIVE AGENT, has resumed hit successful practice at Ko, 142 Sooth ElOrirtt ftrcec, where he Is coring, with unparalleled , success the worst forms ot acute and chronlo diseases In our many scientific experiments with the electric, Galvanic, Hlectro-iIat;ne.lc, and pure AUguctlo cur rents, and their numerous modifications on the bodies of var-oas animals lor the purpose of as certaining with minute acca.acr the dlreo and iudircct influence of each on the organization we have demonstrated that Electricity Is tbe vl al cle mentthat it can be directed to unv oran or port of the body, and even after the vital function seem paralyzed. possess the power if arousing the dormant energies equalizing the circulation, and restoring the system to a solf- obtaining healthy condition. The musttatuocloi j remits t.illnvi our tr'afm nf. In some Instances the dlsecne of years' stonula yio'.Jn readily st the first touch, of the electric element, while L others It nqulres a more protracted treatment Qi.etery mpuriantjt a are oi our treatment is thai no time is lost In expir.tmntiug with disease. By means ot an electrical test, an accurate diagnosis Is given at once, determining the loca'lty and character ot the disease, and Indicating the treatment to be pursued. 1)1!. P. BIIKPli, OP NEW YOUK. CI' Y, a sctontiflB centlemon of ability, is atieoclated with Dr. Galloway In tl:c practice. lr. tJbedd was a studiuu of Professor C. II. Bol es, with many other eminent medical men in the citv of Rochester. X. T., about ten years aao. and alter that a partner Iu the city of Huflalo. and since that time has alven his whole attention to the curing ot disease by Electricity In lis r.rluuii !'muis and modifications, In accordance with the treat und lubUme doctrines of Professor Hollos, who Las bruuubt his discovery Into public lavor in all the rli.ci al clllrs of America, amon medical men and 1 IcctrlclsES. 'Ihe (skill aud experience, thoroiora, oi Dr. SI. J. (ialtowoy and P. ShoJJ, it. 1).. cj.n njnd them to the confidence of the public andafllloted. lira C. U. BULLEu, tl e oldest and most successful leniale Electrician in tho country, ha entree of the Female Department, Our treatment Is eminently successful in all FEMALE DISFASL8. K. B Professor BOLLES, my tather-ln law, has no luccessor in this city, although we and lengthy adver t'sements In tho public press of this city da. iug the pa-tt year from an Individual who has had tho audacity to style tilmelf "bicCKSson to Tbofs'Sok Bollks." The same individual publishes along list of patients as rifcrer.ee, giving the publlo to undent and that they were cured bj Lim.wiieuin lact everj one oi them was treated by Professor Holies and myself with many thousand others. Alany of the panics he refers to as bavtng been treated by him. lis in fact, has M-FiiiijsKKN.'All such nilsrcprcentutlons are calculated to daive tue public, especially the afillctcd -portion. THjS-. given up as in curable are invited to call, CONSULTATION FREE. An Interesting pamphlet mailed by addiesslng MS. GALLOWAY & SIIEDI), No. 142 South EIGHTS! Street, 12 29 imw lm PHILADELPHIA. ETlGTII TO TDK WEAK YOUTH TO TIIK AQED1 BIOKllJiiNE, LIFE REJ TJ VENATOR. This preparation. Is unequalled as a Bajuvenator auo Restorer ol wnsied vr inert luuutlons The ayed should be certain to make tbe Blosrenes household sod, inasmuch as It will reuder thorn youtlifu In lee. lug ana In strength, and enable them to live ovef axain tbe davsoi iheir pristine Joy. It not Only exhlla rates but sti'engthens, andlsrea ly an Invaluable ble-dnu, esiHciallv to those who have been reduced tou condition of fervillty, sell abuse, nui'ortune. or ordinary sickuesi ho matter what ihe cuwe of i he imno.enoy of out human orviu, this supero preparation wla temove lite efleot.tonce.UdforeverkRENB Cures Impotency, General Di-billty, Dyspepsia. Depres slot., lAHt ol 'Appetite. Weakness oi tbe Organs oi dcneraiion. Imbecility, tmaciation, -unu11 ,., It has a most deilght;ul, dosirab e and novel ereei nrou the Mnrvous systotn t and all who are In auv war pr..Mrted bv nervous ceblliilat are wty rivutt w seek a cure In this most eacelU-nt and uaequallud prepa '"persons who. by Imprudence, nave lost tbelr natura vmor will find a speedy and pei uiauent curs In Hie liiOKHKiNB. It will be round to-a.lv dillereut Irom all other artloles TO FtM ACi -This nrepra"on is 'n'lDh? vous w.aknesses ot U kinds as it will restore the wanted strenK'b with wondenui pemifoenoo. , , rvn. Itlfalsoagrandtonlo and .111 ve relief to Dyspep sia with the Umt dose. A brio! persWteuee in Its use wll renovate tbestomacl. toadesreeof perteol health, and bnih Dyspejmia lorever. . Bold - One Dollar per bottle, or six bottles for to- "7 I.O. 2S Dfc V Buet, Kew Yor- cold byJOHJ.BON huuiUwai iY, Dm, Ko 2SN.8!Xin-treet. DYOTi " No. !!32 N. 8K(. OMD Street, and tU Kii HAKDHA CO.. TKN'H and MAk1' rM'srteb'Mn )0 4 "' """ QHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Ladles' Walking Hats, 'The Derby. .Ladles' Skating Bats. Ladies' Fur Trimmed Hoods, Muffs and Tippets for Hisses. Children's Scotch Caps. Ladles' Silk Umbrellas. Cents' Fur Collars and Gloves. 12 81mSp TO BE HAD OP THE0. H. M'OALLA, At His Old Established Stand, No. P04 Chcsnut Street. ( II I C K E It I N O rmi GpuD PIAK0S. frrrTi SEMI-GRAND PIANOS! SQUARE GRAND PIANOS! Art known to belt moitperfMt nd permanent In strument! in America sud Fnrope. In Grind nd Maalcil Ions and In all rtcts of delicate and enduring mecbaulum, it Is entirely conceded ty trie GREAT ARTISTS OF TEE PIANO, And ALL DI8CKI.MIUATINQ MUSICAL AMATECR9, thut TIIE CIIIUKERING PIANOS ARE FIRST On both shlei ol the Atlantic. t NEW WAREROOMS, Ko. 914 CIIESNUT STREET, 12 29 imwGlGi, y. II. DUTTON. MEDICAL. JJEDIOAL ELECTRICITY, WONDERFUL SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY Dli. S. W. liBCKWITH'8 ELECT1UUAL INSTITUTE No. 1220 WALNUT Street, For tbe Treatment! of Acntei aad Ctironlo lllratiets. F.lectrical inyestiiration has proved that the human, tody acts on tbe principle 01 tue Kalvauio battery. 1 be ttain, mucous am cerous membranes, the skin. tirsues, anu lluids cnust tuie tuo lietrnuve aud poti tivo iorct'S. Kvciy scuou, whetbor mental or pliysl. cul, Is tl.o result ol tbuso antagonistic lorccs. iMiros. tion, respiration, circulation, secretion, and exoro- non are cue olely to J, corneal influence. I here m a polar action established 'iiroiiliout the nervous s stem w h.ch connects w it Ii every part of the body, cbtaoiishlnf' and prerorvins a proper balance of the eiecrioal element, which oiistitutei healtn, and a dibturbauce ol wh ch causes uisoaso. There are strictly but two onditions ol disease one of inflam mation, or positive; the o'lici weak, dobilitutod, negative; and as El ctricity contains those two con ditions in tho acnoa ol the positive and negative cum"'t all we have to do is to ueutralizo tho dis ease a-'t restore piopet hoa thy acticui V e co not wich to convoy tlie impression that we euro all aieenses in all conditions, we ouuuot cure consumption ajter the luutrs ar. a l destroyed; yet edo assert, aud ore prepared to practically dumon. fatratc, that hundreds 01 cases ot almost ovary form of chronic ditcascs, pronounced incurable by the boat ineuical pructitionerB ol the couu rv, havo been radi cally cuukd, some of them iu an iioredihly short l.iuo, b our Klectrical treatuiont. Its great supe rioiitv over other practice i u .he cure ot disoase is a so attetled iu tre fact thut, withm tho i ost Uve venrs, over fourteen tkmumnd patients have been treated at ibis ofhco, suflcrinir Irom almost every tot in and condition of disoase coismon to humanity, and in nearly a 1 catoe a Lenolit or period cure has leeu eficctcd. J'a av, dealness, o'maness, rhouma tisui, oysi cpsia, cancer, and all the o.U knotty dig eases i bat aio a phjsiciuu's curse, as It proves bis inability to eradicate, are by our s- ientino method comparatively easy of cuio. Specimens of tumors ot inrce growtii ex. rotted bv means ol jbleotrioity nlone, without pain, wiibout the use of the knife, licuturce, or unv other meuus, may be soeu at our otliee bv those interested. Theielore, with thes facts to provo our tlitorv and treatment of disoase, tso aro wtiiniff to undertake any ot the folio viun disehes, with every hope and propoct of sucocss, with .ry manv o.'jor not here enumerated : 1. JJiseanes ot the Jiratn and Mervoui Sintem. Epilepsy, Chorea or S'. Vitus' Dunco, Paralysis (Hemiplegia), Ineura.i-iu, iiysteiia. nervousness, l'alpitation ol the licurt, l.octiaw, etc 2. Organs and 'iuenrs connected with the Diges tive ayithm f ore iliront. ilyspepsiu, Dlarrhooa, t'yseuiury, Obstinate t oustipat.ou, Hasmoirtioldos cr i iles, Bilious 1 istuieut. ai a l'aintor's Coiio, aud al) utloctious ot the Liver and Spleen. 8. Hetpiiutory Oryavs Catarrh, Couch, Infla erza, Ab't.ma (wl.en i.nt cntiaed by oranio disease ot ti e biarr, l;rurcl His, rirun6y. 1' curodynla or I.heomatism of the Chest, Consumption In the early slaves. 4. Fibrous and Musrvtar Syslerh - Rheumatism. Gout, Lumbago, Stiff cck, Spinal Curya.ure, liip Diseases, Cancers, 1 union". 6. Urinary and Venitui Organs. Gravel, .Diabctos. and Kidney Lonplaints. Impotence ami Seminal W'cakmss. The latter comvluiui hover lull t yield rapidly io this Ircetment 6. Itiseasis Peculiar to Females. Utetus' Com. plaints, invoiviUM a tnal-positiou, as t'ro.apsus, An Irovcrslon. UotroverHieu, Infiauiuiation, Ulceration, and various other aileciious of tie VVornb and Ova ries, l'ainiul, u pi eased, scanty, or l'rotuso Men situation, Leucouhu-a. IO LAI 1 Ks w, can reconimend this treatmont as one of LJ.VA Kil bUCCi-.s. A most lnuuma rable cases have couie uuaer treatment at our oliioe who can testily to 'his laut Mis. BKCK Willi has ectire charge of tbe Laoios' Dei ait ment, and all delicacy will be used towards those wno entrust themselves to her care. In tenia e diseases as men tioned in the above list, with others not mentioned, she bus had a .urpe experience, and can conlldeutly proni'so tne most Rratilyint; resul s. Toll! t Alt' Lie 1 D ihe treatment is mild and gentle, producing no shod: or unp'easant sensation whatever. Our proios-ional iuterooue with the afflicted will ever be characterized by perl"ct oanoor and honesty, and those whose complaints are Incura ble, or do not admit of amelioration, will be Jraukly to;d so and not accepted lor treatment. It matters not what may be your comt luiut, or how lona you may have suffered, or how much, or what couise of treatment you may have been subjected to, or what disappointments you may have experienced, if the system is rot worn out i. sufficient vitality remains lor leitelion thore is s fair prospect ot rocovory. liU'EKt-NCl.e. Ihe diseased aud all tu' crested are reiorrcd io the following named Kentlemun, wao bave been treated aud w it nessoil ojr treatment on others at Ko. 1220 W ALNU 1' Ktteet: A. J. I'lt AfoLti'U. Brii;uiiier Oeueral.riulatiolphlaj A. 1 lrasotiton, Mnjor-ienora, .st. Louis; vv. L. fmitli Ao. 1C2J Matjover street, l'hi!adelihia; (leo. DonvliifS, Ko. 'M S. vmli stree' ; William H. tjiinveir, Iiainos street, Oermantown ; L. 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