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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH. PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 18GG..
THE HEW YORK FItESS. Editorial Opinions of the Leading Journal? Upon the Most Import ant Topics of the Hour. COMPILED KVSBY PAT TOU fcVENINQ MLEOItAFH. Important Irom the raclfic-HpecUs of War. Trom the Tm-t. The nows irom tho Pacific tins morning is of hioro than ordlnnry Importance. While Frnpce, England, and Spain have been exchunginirnotoi on the question of a peaceable settlement of the difficulties between the hut-nanicd power and Chill, events have transpired, almost within sight of Valparaiso, which chanpo the situation from one of passive warfare to active hostilities. Antlcinatirfj the difficulty which followed Admiral Varcja's quaricl with the authorities at Callao, and the subsequent seizure of the ( hincha lhlnnda, the Chilian Government scorn to have taken stops to render their position less helpless than that of the Peruvians, in case of a bloc kado of Valparaiso and other ports. The Government of C'nili were sdf-consciowi of t-cir sympathy with the sifter republic. They were prepared to plead puilty ot having refused to supply Admiral l'areia's fleet with coals and pro visioning, while he was directing his operations aeainst Peru; and ot bavin? thereby niatori ally Impeded his operations against that State. The arrival of tb Spanish lilockadhisr. fleet, therefore, was not likely to take the Chilians by surprise. The fleet arrived; redress for the iii diunitv offered lo the Hag ot Castile was refused; and the principal jiorts of the republic were sealed against foreign commerce, as far a a formidable proclamation by the Spanish Ad miral, and tour or live Spanish men-of-war, could seal them. In the meantime a Chilian corvette, well manned and armed, had quietly sailed out of the harbor of Valparaiso, and gone no one ex cept the Government authorities knew whither. Some supposed she had made for a Peruvian port; others conjectured that she had set out on a still longer errand. Tbo truth, however, was that the mysterious crait had anchored in some cove or port only a tew miles from Valparaiso. From the 17th of September the date of her sailing from the last named port till the 26th of November, this Clnl.an crait (the Esmeralda by name) lay prrdn in her port of coucealment. On the latter day, having, evidently, foreknowledge Dt the approach of a coasting despatch boat of Admiial Pareja's floet, the Esmeralda weighed anchor, ian out directly in the path of the hos tile vessel, fired on her for twenty odd minutes, nltimately captured her and made prisoners of her officers and 121 men, together with Admiral l'areia's letter-box. The Chilian victory does not seem to have ended here. A launch from one of the Spanish blockading .vessels was almost simultaneously captured by the Chilians at another point on the coarit. The launch, which was employed to -watch blockade-runners, was manned by forty men, all of whom were made prisoners. Along -with this news there comes the report that Admiral 'Pareja had sailed from Valparaiso in tiie direction of some Peruvian port, and the scarcely less interesting item that the Esmeralda, which has thus tellected lustre on the power of the Chilian Republic, is commanded by an Eng lishman, who had an American as his first lieu tenant. Both of these individuals, according to the decrets ot the Spanish Admiral, are liable to be dealt with as pirates, and not as belligerents, it they should happen to be captured. The dilliculty may thus be compicated lu various ways, "beyond the power of European diplomacy to unravel it, before the good offices of France and Enelancl can be brought into active play. Probably General Kilpatrick, who sailed for the scene ot his mission at Santiago on Saturday, myy be able to render the service of a peace-maker available sooner than the agents ot the leading powers of Western Europe. At all events, we know that our agent goes out with instructions which will enable him to take an unbiassed position between the con tending Powers. While our Government enter tains the warmest friendship tor the sister republic, it cherislies also a cordial feeling of respect and eood-wi'l towards the Government of hr Catholic Majesty. And between the con testants the voice' of our representative is as likely to be listened to with delerence as that of any other power more eager and forward in ofleiing remonstrances or tendering advice. American Finances in Europe. from the TriOune. We have received a copy of the remarks made by Mr. J. F. B. Lanier, banker, of th's city, at a meeting ot Eur6peari capitalists at Franklort-on-the-Maiv, In September last, upon the subject of the debt and resources of the United States. Mr Lanier was understood to speak in the inte rest of the Department of the Treasury, and for this reason what he said has more than ordinary significance. The object of Mr. Lanier was to demonstrate to his auditors tne entire ability ot the country to meet the burdens imposed by the war to show that the annual chaive tor the expenses of Government, and for the interest on its debt, is not excessive, and that the progress of the coun try will, in a low years, so lessen the burden as to render it hardly appreciable. According to his statement, the wealth of the loyal States in 18G0 equalled $10,7011,000,000, and the value ot the yearly product $2,870,000,000. The ratio of the debt to the capital of those States consequently w as only 28 per cent., or 21 per cent, to that ot the whole country tbe valu ation of the Southern States being $:i,4ii7,li00. 000. The total debt of $:i,0()0,000,000 is equal to i i. i .j .... .j .... i ! i r - VUiV 4U9 IU LULU 1UUIV1UUM1. Ill UCl'l'UlUg III- terest estimated at 105,000,000. would be only 1A per cent, on ih capital of the North and less than six per cent, ot the annual product. The Ocbt of Groat Britain, which is referred to by way of illustration, reached, nt the close of the French war in 1810. the enormous sum of $1,200,000,000, a sum greater than our own by more than one-nuarter. It equalled 10 percent. of the w hole valuation of the kingdom, and $218 tn each individual. The wealth ol mat country, at the period nimed, coind not have been one ball as great as that of the United States at the present ti ne, while the amount of debt resting upon its population was very considerably greater. Our financial future is consequently vastly more favorable than was that of Great Britain; yet that pawer experienced no difficulty in meeting all its obligations. If we can bear the burden this year, Mr. La nier argues, we certainly can the text, and so on. The ratio ot annual increase of wealth ot the States from 1S50 to 1SG0 was Hi, percent. The same ratio would give an aggregate wealth in 1865 of $10,112,000,0011, and a yearly product of $4,318,000,000. With such a result , the national debt, at the present time, equals only 18 per cent, of the wealth of the loyal States. At the ratio whi-li obtained from 150 to lsfiO. the agerresato wealth o the whole country will be $24,216,000,0110 In 1870. and $18,2:iti,0u(),0J0 in 1880, and $r.l,516.O0O,W)O In 1881. At the last named period th- ratio of debt to capital will be reduced to 6 per cent., and that of annual in terest to annual income to 1J per cent. That the increase of tno capital of the country will be in the ratio supposed, there can hardly be a doubt. The increase in the value of property in theniue Northwestern States and Territories Irom 1830 to 1800 was at the rat't ot 411 per cent., the mount going from $452,500,000 to $1,802,000,000. Th t.n ofiucrease in the new mining Siates and Territories is still greater. Even in the old States, the increase was most rapid; that of Ohio. Connecticut, and New Jersey wai at the rate ot 120 per cent, Pennsylvania increased at the rate of w per cent upon a valuation in 18,"0 of ft722.Mm.fMUl. So f ar, the burden of ibis debt hai been borne entirely by the North. When peace is restored at the South, and labor becomes productive, as it soon will, buvond all lormer precedent, one third of the loud will be taken from the shoul ders now bearing the whole. Hut, In. cane ot necessity, wo can resort lo lm- poriai:t sources et revenue that have not yet been touched. Mr. Lanier estimates that from $c0,O00,C0O to $100,000,000 may be raised by a tax noon tobaooo aud cotton, without diminish ing the consumption of those uriicles, or with out any injur to our comnieroe, or to any do mestic lutercst. Mr. Clarke, the Comptroller of the Currency, makes a similar recommendation in his late report. The rrmaiks of Mr. Lanier overshadowed tbe position taken by Mr. McCulloch in his cele brated Fort Wayne speech. Ho took the ground that it was the purpose of Government to com mence, without delay, ton work of contraction, and follow it p as rapidly as possible, until specie payment be resumed. The manner in w hich our public debt is held Is one of the most powerful arguments la favor oftho prompt payment both of principal and interest. It is universally distributed among our Own people poor as well as rich. Those who ftro to pay ft are those who voted it, and those who hold it. It Is not I ke the debt of the Old World, created lor obiocts in which tlie great ThaM had no Interest. "Urea, as are the bur dens," Mr. Lanier very correctly remarks, '"the people feel perfectly able to bear them, and that they have an ample equivalent lor them, of a nature fur transcending mere material advan tages. They have, for the first time, established their nationality upon an immutable basis. Thy have removed the great source of di'oord and alienation, slavery, and they are Infinitely stronger than ever belore. Success has given us a full equivalent for all the qurdens we have assumed: and no one, who considers our means, or present portion, or the guarantees of the pnt, can doubt the payment of our national debt" Such appears to be the growing convio tion all over Europe, and Mr. Lanier's mission seems to have had no small share in producing it. Tbe Mexican Difficulty The Secretary ol (state Bound for Vera Cruz What Is in the Wind f Frem the Herald. We have the significant Intelligence from Washington that "it is ascertained from a relia ble source that Secretary Seward's destination in his proposed trip Is Vera Cruz; that the party were to have sailed in the Be Solo on Saturday, but were prevented by the forbidding weather." It had previously been given out that the Secre. tarj and family were destined for the West Indies, for the benefit of the climate, and to escape the rigors of midwinter in Washington. But this change ot destination to Vera Cruz puts alto gether a different complexion upon the expedi" tion. It ceases to be a matter of individual relaxa tion and recuperation, an! becomes an important affair of state. Nothing ehe can bo the oblect of such a trip bv Mr. Seward at this particular time; lor no individual goes to vera uruz in searcn ot health a place wto'.ch, at all seasons, is one of the sickliest on the continent, and whicn now, in ad dition to its fixed tropical diseases, is blessed with the presence of the Asiatic cholera. Mr. Seward, tnen, goes to vera cruz on a diplomatic mission. Ot course it is not pro claimed; but it can only bo upon Mexicau affairs. It is surmised in some quarters that he has been playing a losing game witn louis Napoleon in his soothing system of diplomacy, and is actually slipping on to escape tne delivery to congress ot his Mexican correspondence. But Cuba, Ber muda, or Jamaica would serve this purpose, whereas there can be no satisfactory explanation for Vera Cruz but that of an expected settlement of the Mexican difficulty. Perhaps the French troops that have been pouring into this city ot late from day to day, at the rate of twelve or tilteen hundred by every steamer, are designed to received him as a guard of honor, to escort him to the Mexican capital; and the nev guns which they are mounting on the castle of San Juan d'Uiloa may be intended tor a French salute on his reception on Mexican soil. Accepting l be report as authentic that the Secretary of State is destined for Vera Cruz, and satisfied that his business in that quarter is with Louis Napoleon and Maximilian, the question recurs, what is the settlement which may be expected? How stands this Mexican problem to-day? From one quarter we hear that a treaty, otlensive and detensive, in support of Maximilian exists between France, Austria, Italy, and Spam, and that its promulgation from the city of Mexico may soon be expected. From another source, and with quite an air ot au thority, we are informed that the Mexican cor respondence between our Government and France, when made public, will disclose an agree ment embracing the withdrawalof alt the French troops now in Mexico, and the toleration by the United States of Maximilian, on his own re sources, lor a fair trial for the suppression of the republic. It is said that Mr. Seward has entered into this compromise, under the belief that if Maximilian shall be reduced t his Austrian, Belgian, and Mexican troops he will soon be driven out by the Liberals. It is possible, in this view of tie subject, that there may be-some Mich compromise aloot; tor we doubt not that Mr. Seward, in reference to Mexico, is much n.ore a stickler lor non-intervention than he is in regard to Canada. We incline to the opinion that, if left to his own decision, ho would rather relinquish Mexico to Maximilian than bring it . i i i- i m . if.. within reach of ihe Texas name of annexation ond a Southern majority in the United States Senate. But President Johnson is master of the situa tion, and knowing, as wo do, his fixed faith in the Monroe doctrine, we conclude that in this extraordinary peace mission of Mr. Seward there is something better in view than a compromise locking to tlie ultimate recognition of a European protectorate over Mexico. We are quite sure that President Johnson entertains not the re motest iaea of such a solution as this. It will a i0 be remembered that a day or so after the announcement of the House Committees by the Speaker, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of that body and the corresponding commit tee of the Senate were invited and par ticipated in a special little supper at the house ot the Secretary of State, and that since that duy tticre has been a compara tive tilcnt'.e in both Houses on Mexican allaics. The inierence naturally follows Unit on this occa sion Mr. Seward turnished some satisfactory ex plaLation ot the actual position and prospects oi the Mexicau question. Then, airuin, it was only the other day that one of the newspaper organs very broadly intimated tnat witn tne reassembling of Congress the Mexican corres pondence in the possession ot the State Depart- that it would establish the fidelity of the Admin istration to tne aionroe doctrine, we ao not, therefore, share in the suspicion that Mr. Seward is about to slip off to avoid the delivery of said correspondence, because, among other reasons, the President could not be a p:irty to any such contemptible evasion of a duty which at '"the proper time ' ne bus promised to tuitu. A few days honce, with the reassembling of Concress, we shall in all probability have consi derable light thrown upon thiis subiecl. If Mr. Seward goes to Vera Cruz it must be from some understanding bet ween the high contracture par ties, involving some plan of settlement 11 he Boes not to Vera Cruz tne oblect ot nis expedi tion may, perhaps, bo developed in a change or two in the Cabinet In any event, we expect that with the reassembling ol Gonerress tho l"re sklent will have something to submit to both Houses on Mexican affairs. It is evident that they are coming to a tocus, and we look for a solution which will not be in conflict, but in har ruouy, with tho universal expectations aud senti ments of tlie American people. Wo have not the highest admiration tor the soothing svsteni ot Mr. Seward: but we have an abiding faith in the straightforward policy and resolute character of Anorew Johnson Ihe Old Year and the New. from the WcrU. The invisible line which divides the Old Year from the New has been overpassed as silently as falls the snow; and 1866, with all its passions, its triumphs, its sorrows, and its sins, is history now. With its close the perfect century is rounded which began with the passage of the Stump Act of the British Pailtanjeut; and so may be said ' to include the whole life, a one people, of the American colonics of England, now become tho foremost of modern republics. Ot all this century, what year lias been so marvellous, soterowded with grent events, so preennnt with momentous possibilities as this which has now ended f A year ago tills day all was gloom and uncertainty over our national position. Reviewing the position of tiiimrs as they then stood In the light ot subsequent eveiite, we can fee, Indeed, that the silver splen dor of April really lined the clouds of January; that the power of the Confederacy was really reeling to its fall at tho very moment when the defiant front of Lee and the ridiculous failures of liutler made the most sancuine tear lest the pa tient and persistent Grant might have under estimated the capacity ol the South for resist ance. Et port, facto wisdom, like the "repartees ot the staircase," is within most men's range of biaio. But on the New Year's Day of lHt5, such a vague anxiety and doubt as to the luuiro weighed upon all minds as disposed the nation to hall with hope of relief tno news which soon alter came to us that the President of tho United States was about to discuss terms of accommo dation aud of f eace with tbo representatives of the Rebellion. But a ludicial blindness was come upon the chief of the Confederacy. The conferences in Hampton Roads ended by remitting the whole question at issue between the loyal and the dis loyal States once more to the arbitrament of the sword; and ere the spring had fairly burst upon us in blossom and song, the long agony ended, as suddenly almost as it had begun, in tbo capitulations ot Lee Rnd Johnston. Never beiore in the world's history did a catastrophe so complete, of a drama so commanding, break upon mankind so unexpectedly and with such startling etlect As the great "American Rebel lion had put tho wisest to shame in its incep tion, so also did it make all political forecast mgs and calculations absurd in its consumma tion. In considering the part which foreign nations have played tow ards us in the course of these last tour years, it is simply lust that we should remember this. Tho civil war has really revealed America to the Americans, and it is neither wise nor honest to quarrel with other people for knowing us no better than, as we now have learned, we knew ourselves. It were idle now to attempt any systematic and comparative analysis of the thrilling twelve month on w hich we turn our backs to-day. It is recorded of Daniel Webster that bping asked by an Englishman, shortly after his tint arrival in London, what he thought of that colosal capi tal, herepl.ed, "I do not taink of it at all, sir, yet; tor I have not yet done wondering 1" We are still too tear to the tremendous and electrical story of 1805 to have done woudtriug over it. Its echoes are still ringing through the heart and the brain. That strife of giants in Virginia; that swift and terrible stride of Sherman from Savannah to str ke hands with Grant in North Carolina; that paralyzing in a day, almost In an hour, ol the red right aim ot war throughout a whole continent; that pistol-shot in Washington reverberating horror and wrath from the Atlan tic to tho Pacific, are not these with us still, like the vivid impressions of some dream more awful and more real in iis awe than aught of common, waking lite? When we reflect upon all that has been crowd ed into the span of this brief year now dead and pone, it is possible almost to pardon the passions which still fume and blaze in the natures of such men as the Sumners and the Stevouses, rueu whose capacity has been overtaxed by the suddenness and magnitude ot the changes thus brought upon the hind. It is really no easy mat ter to comprehend this almost instantaneous transition irom a chaos of civil war, of carnage and e'espair, into an era of peace aud hope and new national birth. That the Uiillion of men, whose weapons, but a year ago, were levelled in deadly strile against each other's hearts, should now be rivals only in the regeneration of a com mon prosperity; that the institution of slavery, by which a sharp outline ol sectional difference has been defined across the heart of the Repub lic ever since its foundation, should have vanished like an exhalation forever these are facts so amazing that they well may dazzle all but the clearest and the soundest eyes. But lacts they are; and out of tlie movement and clamor and splendor of the year that is pust, it becomes us to day to discriminate and tlx in our minds this dominant truth, that it has remitted us to a national career entirely new, under conditions as absolutely ditlererit irom those which surrounded us during our dark four years ol civil conflict, as were those in their turn Irom the conditions of our national lilo before tbe crash of 1801. For all practical purposes of statesmanship, and tor all that concerns the duty of the citizen. ihe Rebellion of 1801 lies buried in the grave of lbiie. its neats, its passions, its hatreds, have no more place in tho New Year upon which we now enter man tnos oi tlie revolution of 1770, or the war of 1812. The mun who clincs to them still is dead as a patriot, even though he still live as a pnrt'san. Ihe pnitv which still inscribes them upon its banner belongs not to tho Future, but to the Past. May we not, without being over fanciful, deem it to be something more and better, theu, than a chauce by which this Old Year rounded to its close upon the Christian Sabbath of peace and of rett ? Let us take this at least ns our symbol of what is past and gone; and, opening a fresh twelvemonth to-day w ith the busy and working week, let us remember that the real, the perma nent value for ue ot all the deliverances and the triumphs of 1805 depends upon tlie work we shall do, and the temper in which we shall do it, in thiB New Year of 1806. The History ol Reconstruction. The following, from the Tribune, is one of tho most perfect records of a great natioual step that has ever been issued in a popular journal. It is useful for reference, an 4 most interesting as mark ing the development of the fallacious doctrine of oblivion lor crimes aud lorgiveness lor treason: . War over, the work of reconstruct ton began! On April 2!, all restrictions on commerce in tno South were abolished. In Kentucky, on May 4, all guerillas were called upon to surrender, or ba treated as outlaws. On May f), the President declared alt armed resistance to the Govern ment's authority at an end, and directed tlie arret-t of Rebefcrulsers as pirates. On May 27, all teutences tor a period ''during the war," were reniiited. May 20, came the Presiden tial proclamation of amnesty or pnrdou, omit ting irom tho act ot grace all who had lett Congress, resienod irom the Army or Navy, or leit ludicial stations; all who had cruelly treated our prisoners, or had been educated at the na tionul schools, or had been State Governors, or engaged in raids irom Canada, or on board Rebel pmateers; and all whose properly was over $20,000. On tho same day, W. W.'llolden was made Provisional Governor of Norm Carolina, with instructions to pre-cribe the rules and regulations necessary for calling a Convention, so as to lorm a new Constitution, and reopeuing courts, post offices, and revenue agencies. On Juno 13 William L. Sharkey was appointed Gov ernor of Mississippi. June 10. James Johnson was made Governor o.' Georsia, and A. J. Ham ilton Governor of Texas. Ou Juno 21, Lewis K. Parsons became Governor of Alabama. July 1, B. F Perry was made Governor of South Carolina. On June 21, the Virginia Legis lature began its work of reconstruction by abolishing the " Alexandria oath" as a test ot citizenship, and adopting the United States oath of allegiance. June 24, tho President aunounced in a conversation witn certain deleeates irom South Curoliaathat no reconstruction would be perfect unless slavery was abolished in pood faith. August 19, Gover nor Sharkey, of Mississippi, issued an order for the organization ot the milifia. Tbe order was couut rmanded by General Slocuin, but permit ted by the President. General Slocum probably remembered Stanton's repriuiatd to Sherman, and wanted to do nothing tow ards "the restora tion of Rebel authority in their respective States." September 15, South Carolina repealed the ordinance of seecbsion, w hile, September 23. AlabatLaaboliBhed slavery. Other States followed the example, and, Oct. 12, a proclamation with drawing martial law from Kentucky was pub lished. As the Southern States reconstructed themselves pp the principle.. a( returning to the Union wita us much power us they could retain, and makli ff as few conccsi-lous as possible, the President was constra ued to announce, on Oo tol.cr IP, "that before any Slate could hopo to be admitted to the Union every dollar of tho Rebel war dbt must be repudiated." In con Fcqurnce ol this opinion the Conv( ntions obeyed the President aud repudiated the debt, as tho would bave nbeved blm In any request he hud 80en proper to make. In nil the Southern elec tions the people took the pains to defeat any can didate who hod about him the suspicion of a Presidential preference. Tho President seemed rather to resent the defeat- of Ilolden in North Carolina, and (Viected him to hold his office, but afterwards thought better of it, as, on December 28, Ilolden was relieved. The close ol the year finds tho Southern States pretty generally "reconstructed." Congrcs does not, how ever, find the Presidential policy acceptable, for none ot the reconstructed Congressmen have as yet been admitted to the floor. Tho-e States now occupy the strangely anomalous position of being Commonwealths in the eyes of Mr. John son and Mr. Seward, and territoric?, or peniten tial Commonwealths, in the eyes of Congrcs. The forms! announcement that slavery was con stitutionally abolished wa made on December 18. It created hltle attention. . IRAKD ESTATE. IN COMPLIANCE WITH VTthe twenty-rnurth section of tlin W ill of stephim Olrnrd. thn huprrlntmdont ol the (llrnrd lntt ton prrpnrtd tho lol' owing condensed statement of tlie flMrnot the pstaiei Hiocks and Lonnn appropriated for the tinnrorement Ot tbe eastern irout of tbo city and Delaware arnnuo. Par Va'ti". I'nlted PfntenlMO I) percent. Loan a(,Wfl 00 Hm ot l'ennnvlven'aU per cent. Loan Ab.3TT'n City of rtil adp pMa 8 percent l.onn 9 4U000 ( ity of 1 hllalelplila6percent.Loan, free Irom lax 8S,200-00 City of Phi adelphia 6 per cent., Loan, taxable M.100 00 139,300 00 ( 'tty () 6 per cent. Loan 10,000-00 i'i ."hares ol stock In the lnmirance Company of the state of Ptnnavlvanla 4,401 00 42 shares of Pre'erreJ block Id the Colon ( anal Company 2,100-fil) Union canal Company of Pennsylvania 6 per cent Loan 1,900 00 Schuylkill faTlgatlon Company Loan. 1870, 6 per cent 242 TV) S4 flchiiylklli Nay'Hatlon Company Loan. lSi... J,350 (1) iSctmy kill Navigation Company Loan 1882, re ceived for Interest 13,040 70 Loan approprtnted to purohaan Kuel lor "Poor 'White Housekeepers and Roomkeep- era" In the city of Philadelphia. One 1 ertlflcale of Loan tfchny ik!U Navigation company, 8 percent..... ,. 9.089-57 OneCernficateof Lon K( hnv kill Navigation Compan . 1S82. received for lnterent 272 68 Stockn and Loan oomprlalng tne licsiduarr Fund. 1HB5: United Mateaft-M 0 per cent. Loan I vtOfll) t nlted Sjatea 10-40 per cent Loan lO.TOODO 8clniy!kU HavlsutloD Company Loan, 6 per cent. 1.M1M Stata ot PennH.v'vanla It pef cent Loan 88,8-10 OS Loan to Franklin Institute 099 00 Guardian of the Poor Loan (now City) 5 per cent fWfl-OO City of Philadelphia Loan, 6 per cent 7.800-00- 8,300-00 Cltv of Philadelphia Loan, 6 per cent . ftee 01 tax (28 700 00 Cltv of t bllade phia Loon, il per cent., taxable 22,300 00 39,000 00 100 Pharos of Stock Pbl'adelphla Exchanre omnany ........ . ..... .......... 10,0'H) (W 2200 shares of Stock Schuylkl 1 KavlKatioa Company 110,000 00 102 sbaiesof Stock Cbciapeake and Delaware ( niml ( omreny ........................... ... 10,200 00 40011 shares o Stock Danville and Pottsvllle Italiroad Companv 200,000 0t 2 Share of Stock Oermantown and I'erklo- nien'lurnolke Company 200O0 1 Hi are of Stock Susque hanna and Lehigh Tumplke Coiunany. lOO-OO 1 P.ond loan to Kltlde Ho d turnpike Co lO.OOODO 1 Bond for Interest on Loan to Kldge lioad Turnpike Company 90000 1 Tlnnd Sohuvikill "Navigation Co. Loan, 1882, received ior Inteient. 241 68 Loan and t ain comprising me legacy (in nrt-i lacelvcd I r oiii the Estate of Lawrence To.ld. deceased, of I lino's.... 7,58750 mttcd States Loan, o per cent., iooi. in rtot 47.060-00 Cab to be invested 27 50-. 7,887-50 Interest received .1 778 49 -i he toUowing account current exhibits a condn-icd tntement of tbe cnch account emhiactng the amount oi Interest, dividends, rent o- real estate, aud payments made ior?nmiii-". u. u nnp in tne Treasury. January 1 ISQi M1.J31-82 Ca-di recclvea for rent of Keul Kstatn Hw.ir,2-i4 lo Interest on Cliv Loan 11,05-", OS jjo Kcliuv kill Navigation Co. Loan 15,102 69 Do State of reunxylvauia lonn 6 907 31 Do cm t. as Loan 670 00 JJO iiniu-it (-'men liUUU, r-zu t" per cent 219 73 Do I'nlted Ststes Loan, 10 40 5 per cent 1,335-Jl T)o Dividend PhiNdcluhla Exchange Co stock 200-00 So oo infturance o.... State of Pennsylvania.... 890 00 Do do Schuylkill "Navi gation Co. 's Stock 5,940-00 Do from Henl K state Schuylkill county 227-00 DO irom iuiueriee in c-ctiuyi- kin coun y 36,710 71 Do for Interest on Lawrence Todd Lezacv 7.VI-00 Do ior total Income Account.. wi -10 M5S.261-25 Cash paid under a proprlatlons by Councils: tttiAJE. For Vote' Kent 1 748 0U Taxes.... W,1MQ Salurles 6 00'iiO Lands out ol the county 14,lJ"-33 l'ernitment Improvements frm-tri (-eoernl Ketiair 12 4H5 70 In.-lde Painting 1,9 84 Psoeraiin llnnt-lna 2 403 13 Outside Painting.... 4.0S9-H8 Annuities (loO-OO Jiifceilnneous Expenses 4,0-20-48 Purchase ol'iuol tor "Poor White Housekeepers" 629 75 LUlitlng Delaware avciiu with gns 1,205-30 Repairing Pavement De'awaro Avenue 633 00 'Jo Invent a Certain Amount in City Lonna 1,663 85 ( ach paid noon Wilts ef Manda mus for ilarrst.es in widening i Delaware Avenue 10.4n.V12 Itcnau-lng Pier, Delaware Avenue 06-91 94,736-37 COLLED. Committee on Household.. 1 13,WK-51 " IrtKtltutlon. 16:i25.")7 " Accounts... J 4 1 lr2 " " Library DODO " Discipline dc DlHchage, 240-99 " "Manual La bor BOI.'llO -133 642 89 -228 379"25 Itnlnnre In the City Treasury. Wurruuis not takeu Miim-wi 902 87 Ualunce lutba Treasury (30 881 09 ClIARLF,-! P. SMITlt. . . Superintendent Olrard Estate. PI I'adcluhia, December SO, 1865. 1 1 3t ROBERT SHOEMAKER A CO., N. E. Cor. of FOTJKTH and TUCK Si-roeta, PHILAHELPTjr, WHOLESALE DUUGOISTS Importers and Dealers In Foreign and Domostio Window and Plato Glass, "MANUFACTURERS OF White Lead and Zinc Paints,Putty,etc AGEKTS FOB IBB CELEBKATKD FRENCH ZINO PAINTS. Dealers and Consumers rpplifd at 1U20 Sin VEKY LCAY TRICES FOR CASH. O li L E A N S HOUS E, No. 631 CHESNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, J STKPPACIIEll, Pbopbietor, Conducted on tlie European o'an. H 25 8m. 1. CPVlRVS HART) RTTBRRR S Truss KsiublUtiment No. 1347 CHKSMUT 'hahlA struet. nmr Hroad in s jrus. limine an tULibtnilotheis eure liuptures trees tbe cord from all truss y procure wil1 never rut. DreaK. -cna'e, or ue. jr come illthy I nttea to lorui requiiiiig no sirtipi "" u.ed In liatDlUK t always good aa new Nupport era, Elustlo Mtoeklnus, MicuWlt r Hrat es, huspensorles, etc., oi improved styles. Lady attendant. Call and ex amine, or send for paniphleu lii l(Jlm DR. JOKIJ'H II. GAIXAOIIEU, formerly at the Dlspennary, S. Fourth street, may be con suited bv the l'oor dully, free of charge, at his Oltlee, No. i45,h. T1IJ1U) t-treet, between the hours of 1 ami 1 o'clock (uuUay excepted; Lntrauve vu Fvviiria sued. 11 il lit PIANOS, &o. r-e-v- INDUCTION IN rUICKSI K&DUC- 1 TION IN run KSt BOMAKKR I'lANU FORTE M AKOFtCTTJ R 1NQ COWPAfiT, B.V HWOT . . I V I .1 Cllll,.. 1,'a. ' ". r. v i Htreet, a anterior assortment of the r L MUVAf.LKu 1 1 At OH, Ii't-li tney Kill se i at (really rencKi nrieea Persons y.oulo do well lit e-lllns on us be ore purchas ing elsewhere A ana'antee alyen with ayery I'lano 111. at'hOM ( K Kit PIM FOR I K M'M'FAO. TURING COVIPAN 0 10il CflFHNUT Btxeet 4 1 U S T E Y'S COTTAGE ORGANS, Sot only FK EXCELLED, bnt T NF.QtT ALLF.D la pnriiy et i on ana lower aeetfmaa especially ior OlinrchMi and Oi-hools. but ftmnrl to be eauall.y well aospted to tha Parlor and Druwlug Hmn. For sals only by K. . BRl'CK, no. n. niiiV mvi ii r'rvei. Also aeemrlete assottment of the Perfect Melmleoi Con'antly on hand. 1 Wm WALL PAPERS. N E W FALL STYLES PUILADElIIIA WALL PA V 14 11 S . HOWELL & B01HKE, N. E. COR. FOURTH AND MARKET STS., MAKTJFACTUBEBS OF PAPEll HANGINGS Ann ' 11 Mtutb. WINDOW SHADES HAIR ESTABLISHMENTS. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. T. M. GREEN'S II A I 11 J E W E L R Y ' ESTABLISHMENT, Ko. 439 AECII STBEET, BF.LOW FIFTH, rniLADELHHIA, ORDERS PROMPTLY AST) SATISFACTORILY executed. 'mem BAKKRS POPULAR HAIR ESTABLISH MfcNT The assortment ot rlralds. Wins Toupee, llandeauz, Bapillous, Houleaus, TonouoS. Frl Crimpers. Curls, Illusive Seams ior ladles, cannot eiiuulied ty any other home lu the United State, prices lower thnn elsewhere 11 31' 3m &o. SOUCllEnM'T Street. Philadelphia. STANDARD SCALES. FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES, Adapted to Every liranch of EBusi ness Where a Correct and Duralile Scale is Required. A uniform standard ot wciRbki, and a correct sys tern of wciftuinp, are subjects claiming tho attontioi of every Individual in the community. FAIRBANKS &. EWING, MASONIC HALL, Ko. 715 CHESNUT STREET, 8 21mth6m4p PHIL VDELPUIA. DENTISTRY. ISAIAH PRICE, DENTIST, GRADUATE OP L Philadelphia College of Dental Hurirory, class 1SYM. lormerly ot w'f at Chester, l'a., having ser ea three years In the Army, has lextuned tlie practtie of his profession at No, 241 .LEVKM'1I btreot. Philadelphia, where he will endeavor to atve satis aotory attention lo all Who tnayrequlie his pioltsslonaj services. UBly 'i nt , t; v . SO MANUFACTURER, AND DEALER IN JJIiofotjraph glbums, BOOKS, BIBLES. PRAYERS, Magazines, Novels, and, all tho New Publioationa. CARD, MEDIUM, AND IMPERIAL PHOTOCRAPHS. Siercosr opes and Stercosropir VieAS. fictiircs of all kinds Framed to order. ;'!! 1 "'I i 1 f z k 803 CHESTNUT ET. 808 .X E W PAINTINGS. JAMES S. EARLE & SONS Ilave Just Opened VERY FINE NEW PAINTINGS, AT MODERATE PRICES, TOR CHRISTMAS SALES. EAIU.ES' GALLEHIKS AND LOOKING-GLASS WAREROOMS, 12 1 lip 816 CHESSUT STREET. . PHILADELPHIA AND READING RAILROAD. CllltlSTMAH HOLIDAYS. Excursion Ticket will be issued nt it canoed Faros between all Stations on Main Hoad and Branohea. Good from SATURDAY, 28d inst , until WEDAE3 DAY, January 8, m. 122012t O A. HfCOLLS. General Superintendent. fl O SHIP CAPTAINS AND OWNERS. TIIE J undersigned having leased the KKNS1NQTON tiC'TltW Dot K.bcga toiutbrm his frienos and the patrons of tbe Dock Uiat be U prepared with increasea facilities to accommodate those having vesse a to be raised or repaired aud belr a practieal ehlp-carpenter and caulker. Tvltl give personal attention to the vessel! en trusted to falut ior repaint. t sit tit I us or A tents Hltlo Carpenters, and Machinists having vessels to repair, are solicited to call. , , Having the agency for ihe aaie of "Wettersteat Patent Metallic I oiitnosltlon" lor t opper Palut. for tlie pierervation ot vessels' bottoms, for this city, 1 am pte psitd to lumUth the same on favorsble terini. JOHN H. UAMHirr. Keus agton bcrew Pock, 111 DKLAWABE Avenue, above LA Huet J DRY GOODS RETAIL. H3 PlllOK 6c WOOD, H3 NOltTlI NINTH STltEfST. ABOVE ARCH. USEFUL ARTICLES FOR HOLIDAY PHESENTS. Ladies' Embroldcrod HdlcfV, loollopod borders. Lathes' Kmbroldorcd Hdkts., worked with color. Ladies' Embroidered lldkfs., hemstitched. 1-ao.lcs' Linen Can. brio Hdtfs., laoo borders. Gcnta' and Boys' colored bordor Hdkla. Gents' Hemstitched Hdkla. Ladica' and Misses' Uomstitcliod Hdkfs. One lot ot Ladies' Linen lldkh, 12) oenta. A large assortment of I'ortcmonnaies. Gents' Neck Ties and Sun ponders. Buffalo II air Brushes, plain and inlaid backs. Britannia To jrdcr Boxes. One lot of French Furniture Sots, rery cheap. A large assortment of Fancy Soaps and Fer lumcry. A large assortment of Ladles' ana Gents' Gloves. Boys' and Misses' Gloves. Ladies' and Gents' Monno Shirts and Drawora. Ladies' Balmoral Skirts. Misses' Fancy French Merino Hose. PIUCE A WOOD. No. 113 H. NINTH Streot. N. B. Best makos bleached and unbleached Mus ics. Wide Canton Flannels, 81 cents a yard. Heavy Canton Flannels, 86, 40, and 50 oonts. All-wool and Uomet Flannels. Heavy all-wool Shaker Flannol. A new lot of Shirting Flannel. 1 Table Linens, Napkins, and Tow Is. Best makes Shirting Linens. 12 tl J)REIFTJSS & BELSINGER, No. 49 N. EIGHTH STREET. EAST SIDE, Have just received a large lot ot HASD-WA IE VOOLLKK GOODS. LAMKS' VaRCY UUOUH. w mi e oouds, laces, embroideries, toils H.V1H MiTS, And a full line of LADIES' AND CH1LDBRM S KID, SILK. AITB FA-NCY SLOVKd. Also, a large lot of CROCHET LACES, Which we are offering at reduced prloes. 9 11 IT HOUSE FUItNI SIIINO DRY GOODS. BARNSLET DAMASKS. PILLOW AND SHEETING LINENS. HONEYCOMB QUILTS. LANCASTER QUILTS. 300 DOZEN TOWELS AND NAPKINS. J. C. STRAWBRIDGE & CO., 1 1 12t N. W. corner EIGHTH snd MARKET STS. ho. 14 CHKHNCT 8TKKEI. E. M. NEEDLES. IH- EVERY VARIETY AND ALL NOVEL- TIES IN laces ami Lace Goods, EMBROIDERIES AND WHITE GOODS, IIANDKERCIIIEFS, ETC. ETC., SUITABLE FOB CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Purcbase early and avoid tlie Crowd. J.3Ha.8 IHNSaUD HOI 'S CHEAP GOOD S. E. T. QUINLAN, Ko. 420 fcOUTH STREET. Now opened Tor salo, a large stock ol rich Imported Dress Gccds, in rOPLINS AND MERINOES, BILK POPLINS AND EPINCLINES, RICH PLAIDS AND STRIPES, And a variety of other dtsirable Goods. CLOAKS AND SHAWLS. Wc are now oflormi! decidedly the cheapest goods in this line to bo found in this city. SUPERB BBOCHE SHAWLS. EX1RA HEAVY BLANKET SHAWLS. We will Boll sopenor Cloaks 'at C10, fine Cloth Sacquos, fiom 58 up, common goods at lower prloes. F. T. QUINLAN. 12 film No. 429 SOUTH Street. South street Choap Cloak, Shawl, and Dry Good Emporium, first Dry Goods Store below Fifth street. No. 102-1 CHESNUT STREET, & 1 r P2 U3 3 nX3Xn X63HQJZ0TJQfi 628 a U F K I K R HOOP 8K1RT tVW HI an tl (r tn rv X n ia . i.nn . . Above BUtb street, f huauelpuu. Vhoiewile aud ketoll. Oars sortment eiubruuea i the new ami him. to give SHtls'setion ' u wrrs4it Hkirts made to order, alterea. and repaired. 1 4 1, ntirt omititTt iiTtn I XlJ DlrtJIlx- AliJIilNUI, NO. 304 PITPflMITT I g " P W 2? w 2 3 k - ri o 2 K w tn 9 I 2 w p a ts $ s a" t o' S S W W o H e o sf g h S n a w 9 g to S o , S w O H (-1 CD x: c a h sa S 9, a w 53 4 JL