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TEE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAM . PHIL ADELril 1 A , MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 18G6. CITY INTELLIGENGE. .For Additional VUvf intelligence see frf'th Page. THE MISSION HOUSB OF TIIR PUO TKSTAST KPISCOI'AL. CHVIlCIl OF THE VISITED STATES. A tuee'.mg was held las t evenlrK at St. Luke's Chuici, Thirteenth street, below Spruce, Rev. M. A. 1 e Wolfe Howe, D. P., rector, for the porpose of raising contributions lor the enlarge meut Of the "Mission Houf-c," situated in this city, and lis clearance from debt, all the pnr ticulHrs ot which occur In the remarks appende'd. The inectine was well attended, and was opened with the usual Church service o!' Ringiujr and j rajer, by the rector. We noticed a large num ber of the prominent clerpv and laity of the Episcopal Church present, iind a spirit of jrreat Interest In the object of the meeting was mani fested. , Iiishop Thomas A. Vail, or the Diocese of Kansas, stated in his Introductory remarks tliat in the year 1WI4 a mis-ion house was established lor the first time, for the purpose of preparing mm for the missionary work in Africa to preach the Gospel ol our Lord ami Saviour, lor the en liphlennient and conversion of its people. This Mission house was then located in Gambier, Ohio, established In the month of September. It was felt, however, that such au ius'itutlon thnuM hi; located nt a more imp riant and accessible point l our country, nearer the more populated distrie's, and accessible to those Mho, returning Irom Uieir missionary tields from time to ti ne, could come and stay, uivc experience to ilio-e in preparation fr simi liiT labors, 'and impress them with the spirit of missionary labor. A plan was cllected by which the musiou hout-e, in the course of the last year, was jemoved from Gambler to this city. The noble liberality ol the city had procured a building. We have commenced; wc feel the necessity that this work yliould prosper, and we wi?h earnefet Chrisiian people to help us for the extension of our Church, and the carrying of the Gospel of our Lord .Icitis Christ to the heathen of the world. Wc lay this subject before your Christian ludsrtnent your Christian conscience hopinp; that you will be actuated by the Holy Spirit to hHp us in sour liberality for the .extension of Christ's Church and the spreadinc ot His holy word. Rev. Mr. Howe, the rector of the ;1iurch, re marked that he had been desired to speai to the congregation upou the importance ot this mission house audita enlargement. All know that, under the influence ot the la'e revered Bishop, a theological seminary was e.nabl shed in West Philadelphia, at the corner of Thirty ninth and Valuut Greets, awl there has no it become affiliated with that institution this mis sion house, located at the corner of Laucajter avenue and Thirty sixth street. On thai mission house, as you pass by the heights of West Phila delphia on sonic line day, you will see a white flap, with the worth ""forcien Mission'' im printed upon it; and if you enter that building jou will tind there some twenty students, who are applying themselves to work, qualifying themselves to cairy the Gu.spel to the ends of the earth; you wili find presiding over that in stitution the Rev. J. G. Auer, who has been a missionary on the coast ol Africa lor some years past, and wilh him, abidiug there tor a time, the Right Rev. Bishop Payne, who for thirty years has been outraged in the missions upon the African coast. Such is the "Mission House." I hardly need tell you, Christian friends, that the cause of foreian missions in the Protestant Episcopal Church is at a learlully lo w ebb. I say it with deep sadues ol heart, that to the lack of interest in loreigu missions throughout all the years of our history, 1 attribute, more than to any other came, our slow prores in these United States. For it seems to me that a Church like this, having a pure (scriptural doc trine, a primitive and apostolic ministry, hav ing a worship which adjusts to all tastes the taste of tho cultivated and the taste of the simple if we only weie animated with tho spirit of Christ, and tiying 1o do Christ's work, by dispensing His gospel to all tho suffering ranks of mankind, It would have attracted all eyes, and made us to stand forth from the hetero geneous sects around us, who are goiug on in their extension from division to subdivision as years roll on. Christian men will eo whore there is Christian life and its demonstration In works; and although we have all these mark of the original Church, until we have tDe orieiuol, apostolic .primitive spirit of the Church, we can not hope to do our legitimate work amoug men. We have drifted away from our mother. We came out of the Church of England when her spiritual lite was exceedingly lo. Through the whole eighteenth century, that Church, although keeping the forms of worship, was yet lilcless; and as you know, through all Europe at the close of the last century, especially in France, there was a prevalence among iutelli gentpeople of wide-spread infidelity; and the Church, you will notice, in that century, did very little, almost nothing, lor the dispensing of the Gospel to the hea'hen. But now the Church ol England has changed her front upon that mutter, and is now sending her missionaries to all lands, and at this moment the has more Bishops in the foreign field, than she has at home. 1 believe iu my heart that it is in that work of the Church of Eneland that she has such a hold upon the sympathies of the Eneiish people. You all know w hat the Moravian Church has done in this work. Its home is in a little town of Geiniany, Heniback. Its missionaries are la all lands, and God is caring tor it. For the education ot the clygy there exists In our land, In different parts, eight theological schools. Why should not the foreign missiona ries be educated iu these schools? What Is the use ol a Mission Hotr-e lor the express purpose of educating foreigu missionaries? These are the questions which cme up in the mind. I will give you one reason immediately why we cannot deprnd upon our theological semiaaries for the lurnishiug of our foreign missionaries. The past tells us lhat we cannot depend upon them. The past plaiuly informs us that, of all who are therein educated, not one iu one hun dred will devote himself to this work. The reason is that they educate ministers fjr the homo field; that is 'their speciuc undertaking. We want a school that is pervaded with "a special missionary spirit lor t'JH special WJik ot missions. The constantly increasing population, the increase ot parishes, make a correspondiag in crease of ministers, and so tew is the supply to .1 T I .. 1 , 1. . ..I . i 11 . I ine mimucr neeueu, mui uuuosi uu wuo are instructed in ourtheological schools are eacaaed before they take holy orders. Consequently, it any good young man, who ha' devoted himself in his own heart to the loreigu missionary work, goes to one of these schools, the proba bility is that the inllueuceof the place will be such that he will be divcried from his original purpose, and instead of going .broad to carry the Gospel to the heathen, he will be attracted by tome more comfortable place at borne, where there will be plenty of Irieuds to tell him his talents can be well employed, and therefore no need of this self-sacritlce. Therefore I say that the establishment of a Mission House, for the, purpose ot educating jncu foe the foreign mis sioKfl, Is a most auspicious and happy event in tho history of our Church. In the first place, It holds out the missionary idea. It prevents us from shutting our eyes to the fact that there is a work to be done some where d&o besides the country where wi live. I confess that my eyes are gladdened as I pass over to the divinity school in West Philadel phia, and see that Hag, with its blood-red letters aDd blood-red cross, in the midst of them. It is just what we want to mute day-laborcre, blessed by God, go forth in this grand work of enliuhtenment to the barbarians and heathens who knew no God. It is lust what we want to make a young man determine what shall be his career in lite by the selfless question, "Am I not caliel by the providence of God and by the spirit of my Master? Am I not called to conse crate my life and labor to His services?" As illustrating this fact, let me tell you in this mis Monhouse are twenty young men assembled lor education to do a specitic work. They have come far and near. Some of them from the Island of Ilavti; some from the Batbadoes; gome ot them are Europeans. Here are these twenty men to work tor tho oreiun minion. Why do we want a spec'ul hcue for tftireducntion as foreign inlnsonaries ? IWicau-e foreicn missionaries do not mean pre cisely that they have the same education as mlui'steis do. We can get for that work in tie Mission House, material which wc wojld uof send to theological schools. We can (ret In It artisans men who have been employed in the industrial pursuits of life, and who will be better qualified on that accolint men who have no heed of much literary attainments -men who, if they were to attempt to qualify themselves for the missionary work at home, would be required to go through along period of study, and it would take some until matured life belore they could be taken Into holy orders. We need eleraettary instruction In tiie common and most Important branches of learning. They need to learn household economic?, for they are going to live in places where tLfy will not be able to command their own servants, but will have to know and learn themselves. They will have to apply their own hands, and teach others tho knowledge of tho Gospel, to m iko themselves comfortable and respectable in life. They need, bIpo, some sort of au education in mechanics. They should be taught in a moderate way a little civil encineerinB', to know taoiv bridges are made, and how roads are to be cat: a knowledge of carpentering, for w herever th (iospel reaches there it is necessary to have churches and chapels to worship in. All of you have observed that wherever the Gospel is carried, there civilization troes vi',!i it; and he who lives in a mud hut, when ho begins to understand that he I" a man, he becomes a man, and usines to have 60mc better and more. comloriable home. And all these, pr.ieticil tliims of daily hie our foreign mis-i-muric? must know, and they never can or will l;arn them iu theological seminaries They must have a knowledge of the nations they irro.i I. 10 visit, mid the opinions that prevail in heathen land. Thev must know the peculiarities of thi reli gions they have to eneountcr, and inu-t be taught the history ol Christian .yiiou. inoy must know the habits, the pecul'trUles and lan guages, of the ditl'erent tribes aud nation-, and, above all things, they niisst live in, una ore uhe all the wliile, a missionary spirit. They should be under the training of one who has been actu ally on the field, and knows whereof he 8peks. A man filled with missionary enthusiasm, whose heart will counsel and warui the hearts oi those gathered around him. They need to be in constant home intercourse with returning missionaries; and this is one Of the points ot ' our Mission House, for we keep two chambers there for the accommodation of tho.-e missiouaricM who return to the United States for the recovery of their health; and they are here domiciled, aud set at the table with the young .men who, iu toe inordinary intercourse, love an opportunity of gaiuiug suggestions and acquaintance, and ate infud by the zeilnus missionary spirit, whereby they arc benefited and uplUted in their work. We of the Episcopal Church must have our hearts touched and warmed to this work. Let us be liberal with means and men, and the mis sionary hrc will prrva le all our prayers. Lei us be iiberil to provide, out ot our ubundauee, for the education of the mi;sion workers who are to carry the light to dark places; for "he that watereth shall be watered '7 Rev. Dr. Pratt, of Philadelphia, the ni'xt speaker, remarked that there was great reaon to apprehend a continuance of just precisely that condition of things which we now observe iu the Church, viz., a coldness aud indifference oii the great subject of religion at large. Can there be a plainer mpssage in all the Gospel than this: "Go ye into all the world aud preach the Eospel to every creatrire?" Is not the Church, by its negligence an.d coldness, losing evidence that her members are the friends of Christ that her disciples are the chosen ones to accomplish this work? The question has often been aked, whether this Mission House was under the care of the Church, to be upheld by it ? 1 have in variably answered that I believed that God has commenced to make it au interest to the church men of Philadelphia, and they Lave answered warmly and ghidly. AUtI that I believe the iti terercst in the Church at large is so reat that there is no possibility of a failure. But when I notice around me evidence of a lack ol interest, 1 must say to you, my brethren, let us feel as if we were called upon to woik bardtr for this lack of interest. Nothincr cau be clearer than that the Church required just precisely such an institution, and if I Lad clmrge of it, and it were in my power, I would put a wauarouua tnis .Mission House, and wo'HJ putinioice some law like that which prevails in Girard College, and not allow a minister, in search ot a warden, or vestryman, or helper, or a peron to take charge of a church, to come into the institution. This has been the great difficulty iu n;o-t theo logical schools, in trying to educate young men tor foreign work. I was informed, but a short time since, that in a class of graduates of one of these schools, applications had been received from all parts of the country lor every man. No chance lor educating foreign missionaries there, when the home demand far exceeds the number studying. We must have a missionary traininc school, to be exempt from these applications. I believe young men that enter that institution are required to give pledges that they will go to the foreign missions. The other theological schools can supply ministers for this country; this school should supply those fo? the Christian work in far-oil and darkened countries. These men ought to be instructed for the peculiarities of the missionary work. They require to know thousands of things not necessary to the preachers at home. If this good thought for the enlightenment of those ignorant of a Parlour's love would inspire all our friends with confidence and faith, God's blessing will rest upon this institution. Our hearts should be renewedly interested In its support, and the Churches of tho land would see in it the requisite to a successful building up of God's people, and the wide spread knowledge of the Gosixl of our Lord Jeius Christ. The principal of the Mission House, J. 0. Auer, spoke of some ol his remiuiscences in Alrica. The Africans, he said, have a oeliet that after God formed the earth lie retired be hind the high mountains in the centre of Africa, hid Hiif.eclf up, and loraot everybody; and they say lie does hot care lor them, and why need they care for Him ? There is no hope, no spirit, no energy in the people. They are not incited to any euerey. The summer, with its heat, its warm sun shining down upon them, and sur rounded by every tbiug In rich luxuriance, tends to inako them still more listless aud uncaring lor their weltare. But when this letbanry is once broken down and the light of the Gospel is diffused in their midst, aud they learn and believe that they are men, with souls to eave; when they ouce know that knowledge will increase their happinoss and better their condition, then their thirst for the truths of the Bible and the opportunities of learning Is insatiable. Although the difficulties in giving them the Gospel by fcoiug in their inids. are greir, yet the lruits oi the labors will satisly. It needs no great mind, rich talents: it needs only a good heart, and somewhat general knowledge ot the important things necessary to enter into the seivice ot Christ Jesus; and 1 believe, if we but try, God gives success, it is difficult to give them any impression of our learniLir in general about reading or writing, because at first when we arrive, we know not their language. Slowly we learn, picking up a word here an i there, with its definition, and bv degrees form a dic tionary, and then we are better prepared to go on with our work. We want thlsMf sion House io or lerthatmany of these great difficulties can be removed. We desire to give the student a goeral idea ot the language, and of the work to be done there. We want to give blm an idea of the peculiarities ot the people, and teach htm how to secure the attention ot the wild boys who 11 he will have to teach. Their odd ways how, at first, they will laiurh and shout and run away, when you speak: to them; but how by degrees you will ba able to teach from the Bible. Give them a little know ledge of the uso of arithmetic; tell them how to count and how to spell, and give the meaning of the words. Allthe.se thing will be done at first slowly; but, as their minds are opened to the Increasing benefit of the knowledge, they will study all the time, aud want you contiucully with them. Teach our uiissionaiy workers how to ti'u ibem with k!iducsM, iiever tc ;ive Wiiy to their wlshet, nor r;vc tt en you five ttitiii one loituUeii the next, thev will hold ar. ryt,'tig; for if lint"? hud lefjse invcfrV.t l:;',roi against you all the time. Where the missionaries huve been, tnf.rc have bern elected tchoois, and day after day, in regular Miceessiou, never missing, you will ee native young men "tudjin;: ddiremly, and after they have learned to understand then.selves, tiny start off, through the rtceu ravines and tangled wood-, to spread the gi ld news and to traeh others. H used to be an impossible thine for a missionary, alter starting a school, to remain a long time, ae l when be did leave it v. as with the greater ot dillieulty. For the men, fearing that hp micht not return, and th'rsfnR for kr.owledce, would not let him go, or if they did, made him promise to come h ick f ion. Von know not with what ragcrn-'ss the young and old will gather around a teacher or minis'er, when he comes into a village, where he has been preceded by the Word or i.'od. Hun Ireds and hundred ot tne youth and at'ed will come from neighboring towns, and from round about places, 10 hear of that name w hich already tuey beirin to love. As an instance of their desire t j hear the Word of God, I will illustrate by a ) eplcode in my own experience. 1 was in ft vitiaire, which I ha 1 just reached, IUICT I'UUIIlip n JOUH ui-iiiim v, Hill I V uum uj, giiraufie Africans accosted me, des'rin that I should go and preach for them. I told them 0! my wenrine-s and that I was lame from exer tion. With that, they lilted me on to their brawny shoulders, and carried me to their villa; e, where a lartre concourse of people were gatluied, and to whom I preached. You kno not the want of preachers and teachers in thnt land, where lig'it has ju-t began to dawn 011 the darkened minus of the people. This Mission House is the necessary establish ircnt where they can be furnished. Now, we come to you wilt these farti, aud ask you, as Christian, to help us in thi" preat work. Wc hive a tne lot, 1J0 feet front by 190 feet deep, and a large, well-furnished building, but it is now lull, and we need more room and more money. We dare not turn away any who desire to cor.ecrate their lives to C hrist, as "the. Celd is while to the harvest, aud the laborers are few." We make our needs kno n to the people and the Church. We need at once to enlarpe ur bnUdirj;? to accon modate fifty students. We m-ed at once .ir students now In the house, and tot provided for, eiuht scholarships at $;Sllu each a year. We need twenty-six additional scholarships at :iut) a year each, and an amount for teachers' sala ries, servants' wage?, books, incidentals, etc.. making a total necesary for a rurht carrying on of this work, ot about $40,000. We cry umo the Loid for all this, for it is His work, and He bade us do it; aud we cry also unto the Church, for the respovibility of doing the work is upon her conscience, and we feel tbnfideut that she will bear it. Bishop Vuil, in his closing reniprks to the congregation, s.-dd nothing more could be added to what already had been 'set forth by the prece dingspeakers. ' He would ask the people to bear It ever in mind, that the salvation of many souls depended upon the immediate help and work of this Mission House. The object was a errand one. In this Christmas season aud advent year, God had given us many blessings. In return, 'let us be liberal, aud labor for Christ. Let us remember the beautiful words of the poet, so expressive of the importance of odly w ork and the shortness of time: "The world Is grown old and her pleasures are past, The world is grown old and her form cannot last, The world is trrown old and trembles for lear, For sorrows abound and the end draweth near." The benediction wab then offered, and thecon grcaation dispersed. A TnAROE Aoaisst a Rbvenue Assnsson Mr. Johnson's ar potntee to succeed Major Sweeny as revenue assessor ot the second district was Air. Calhonn M. Den inger, formerly clerk to tie Hoard of Ooardiansof the Poar. Mr. Derringer, Henry and Olirence, Ms sons, (the latter a mare lad,) and John T. Fannce, a member of ths Bar, No. o-'- Walnut street, were all beard before Aid. Battler on Saturday, on the charge of a consp racy to extort money from a distiller of whisky, upon wuose pre mises they had mnde a descent. The notes of the testimony, as ins crlb?d upon his docket by Aid. Beitler, are these: Wm. H. Wright, sworn I reside a: I'll Ma-'r-et Etreet, and have a distillery at Janes street: mv dlstillerv wit seized Rhnut the Mill nt this month; I had been out of town a day, and wa no tilled while away ot Its seizure: I returned home on a Friday evening, and went to my place ef business, where I found three persons, who re fused to admit rue. at first: the persons were Mr. Wci(iiidii and the two sons of C. M. Der ringer: the business of the place was stopped, and things were mixed up generally; tin binges were unscrewed from the door and the connection pipe twisted eft": the whisky and low wines had run together; the watchman, Rogers, had been removed, and Mr. McUuinu was put on; the young Derringers said they had received or ders from their pap not to let s.-;y one In: a lawyer, named Fannce, visited me the next day; be was introduced to me as Mr. Faunce; I think McHuinn introduced me; Faunce said he had been sent tor to come there; McQuinnand Fannce talked together some time, after which Met Jainu told me the case coma De settled, ana wanted to know now muca 1 would give to have it settled; I said I was not in fault, and ought not to pay anything; I finally told him that sooner than have ray baslness stopped 1 would give 400 or t500; Mc'lninn told Faunc this, who said he would try to fix the matter up in the best manner he could, and then he went en: alter the lapse of two or three hours Fannce came back and talked to McQninn, who said it could not be settled for less than 1000 or li00; I told bim I could not pay that amount of money; Mc Qulnn and I talked together for some time, and I concluded, rather than have my business stopped, to pay this amount of money; Faunce said If it was settled that way I conld go on with the busi ness right away, as be would get an order to that effect; Faunce went away, and on bis return Mc Ciumri gave up possession to Rogers, my first watchman; Faunce told me to meet him at his office, and I went there two days alterwards; his ofllce is in "W alnut street, near Fifth: I told Faunce 1 was unable to raise the money, and be said he would see the parties, but 1 don't know that be mentioned any names; "be -told roe to wait at his olllee until be came back, but I could not, as I had business; he then proposed to meet me at the Oi. rard House, and I met bim there: be then said the outside parties were not willing to settle, and he would have to go on: Mcljuinn came to the Oirard House belore Faunce, so we all three were there together, I remarked to Faunce would have to make the best of it, and we parted: Mc'iuinn and I returned to the distillery, aud Mccjuinn retook possession of it from Rogers. Cross-examined-1 made my application for li cense last May; 10 September or October I roadt application under the new law; I had a bonded warehouse at the time; Mr. Rogers was appointed inspector about the 11th or 12th of October; X knew I bad not violated the law, but I ottered to pay tbe four or five hundred dollars so as to go on with my business; I paid no money to eitber of tbe defendants; I saw O. M. Derringer after the seizure, and be asked me if I knew of any im proper conduct on his part, or on that ot any one related to him by blood; he asked about Mr. Kneas banting np evidence against him or membsrs o' his family, and 1 told him he was doing so; I don't know what else I said, but whatever I did say was tbetrutn; Derringer also told me that the case ought to be settled up, as be did not think I bad violated the law myself, and he was willing (9 do anything to let me out; I think Derringer said whisky had been removed, and he bad found tbe place unlocked on one occasion, but let tne otf then; I was not at the place to either remove whisky or unlock it, and I did not understand bow be could let me off; he did not tell me I was not keeping books properly; Derringer has my bookc; my brother might have takeu a letter to Faunce to come np and see me. Examination direct When Derringer asked me about charges against himself or family he first administered an oath to me. D. C. Mormon sworn I reside at 347 south Ninth street; I was watchman in charge of the distillery; on Thursday evening, at ten o'clock of the last week, I got a note from Clarence Der. ringer, saying bis father wanted me a, the first hotel in Seventeenth street, above Market; I went and found the father on Eighteenth street; be directed me to take charge of tbe place ol Wright; bs sent me for a screw-driver tc remove a hasp, the man in charge saying he had no key to the look; Darringer told me to take an account ot what was there; I remained all night, the oldest son remaining a part ef the uigbt: I tent for J1 an nee at the solicitation of Wiigntjl mentioned Faurce to bim after Wright aid be had been in tbe country and supposedevery. thing was going on according to law, and he sup posed Rogers got him in the scrape; 1 told him it 00 currcd tome that Faunce was just tbe man he wunr. ed to see the partiee and get what he wunted; I knew the faot that Fanno" bud been oonnuel for JWrrlnr in one orl wc cus; 1 nelec'ri-l J'unut 011 account of bis character; Mr. Wright'- tro'hr went alier l'soncr; 1 ta.k-d to Wrig'itnb mt what he won 1.1 tie villmg to no before Fannie cime, find be made tbe prorosi ion that II thirgs were Mied up so be conld go en sg&ii:, r.e would give four hundred dollars and pay Fan a en liberally if be arranged It; he said he did not want to pay other partien, but would pay Faunce liberally, and named two hon'lred dollars as the snir. he wonld give him, I told Faunce what Wriph: tnid, and Faunce e'lited thai he believed Wright was iioi.ee'., and he wonld do tbe best he conld for him. bnt did no; wish so larf an smonnt as a two hundred dollar fee for rettlnr bold of tbe nar'ies and indnclnr them to take the sum tor a lettlemen;, which wms WO; I ! talked to Wright ngAirj.and said n three men were the Informetf , he bad b- Ur leave th" amount to be gli n dlpcretionnry with rann :e: I 'hoc eh", j 3eo would satisly the complainant Iu the case. ' and Faunce said he would not go abjve thu'. , nmomu if he could possiftly fix it: Fii'inc wer.t t way, and on his re'nrn be said he co ild not m ke . the arrangement with tbe amount ii.ni'eil; there were parties In tbe matter he had no idea of, an 1 sucb person as he could not make arrangemen's j wi'h tor that sum: tha' their figure was consider. , bly higher, and he believed he conld etle. t the se -tit mem lor tfKuu: Wright hesitated a little and said ; he hud better do that, and If Faunc 'onld so ar range it he conld have ?iou also: Fannce went I aw ay and returned in the afternoon, telling in to give the key of tbe place to Rogers, as there was no obiecuou to Mr. Rogers being allowed to re main 611; 1 think Fannce said it wonld be al right; 1 don't remember that be showed me authority tor bis actions; he gave me tbe idea that be had au thority. Alderman Beitler. Then you, as a Vuited S:ae olllcer, put in chnrpe of a place by Mr. Derringer, surrendered it to Mr. Faunce without any author ity I Witness. Mr. Faunce bad a paper in his band ; that 1 tnppoeed was authority; I wonld tune Faunce 's statement, and I believed be bad author ity from Colonel Derringer; he said he had effected tbe arrangement, end so instructed me to let Ropers takechaige of the place; 1 think I ae'ed Faunce the question, and he said P. would bead right, to le". Rogers have the place; as a United States otlicer, I believed Fannce, becanse I knew he was engaged In ranking the arrangements. At this stage of the case Mr. Cassidy asked for a continuance, as be bad a prior engnpemeut to.at tend to, and the case wentover nutil Monday. Who Pats por the Stamp? The annexed correspondence between Collector Sloanaker and Corumif sioner Rollins, is self explanatory: Collfctor'i pice, V. S. Internal Htwnne, JSrst Dis trict, l'a S47"A'. Third St , 1'hiladelphia, Dec. 'iu, l-f,r, Jon. . A. Rollins, Commissioner of In ternal Revenue, Washington, 1). C Sir: I sub mit tbe following question, predicated upon the enclosed evidence, arising out of a case now un der consideration by me: In giving a receipt, who is required to ami tne InUrual revenue stamp, the person giving or re ce" ving a receipt I In my judgment, -hile a receipt Is a matter of courtesy and right due to the person making the payment, it is questionable wbetoer tbe person benefited should pay for the legality of his re ceipt, when it is bis right as a protection. It is tbe practice, 1 am informed, of all the corporate bodies in this city, to make the person paying the money pay fur the internal revenue stamp allixed to the receipt, and therefore I consider the settle, ment of this mooted question, by tbe ruling ot the Department, beneficial to the service and ad vantageous to the public, independent of the fact that upon this ruling I shall dispose of the case now undetermined by me. Trusting to hear from vou at your earliest con venience, I am truly yours, A. B. Sloakaker, Collector. Twasury P'j'artmtnt. ($:. of Internal Revenue, Washington, Dec. 2s, IHtfl. A. B. Sloanaker, Esq , Collector of Internal Revenue First District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Sir: In answer to your letter of December -i-), asking who Is re quired to stamp a receipt, I have to say that any person who ishuee an unstamped receipt, with the intent to evade the provisions of the law, becomes liable to the penalty of 50 in the law provided, and that the receipt so issued shall be deemed in valid and of no effect. In relation to the other question asked by you, I would state that it is not believed to be incumbent upon this office to decide who shall pay for the stamp to be placed upon a receipt. Very respectfully, E. A. Rollins, Commissioner. CAMDEN AFFAIRS. A Hatty Family-. On Saturday evening two women, with seven children, applied at the Stiition House lov lodgings. Tuey represente I they v ere from Ohio, aud ha l travelled alL the way on loot, nud that they were on the way to tne inouutainK. When questioned as to what niouutaiun, tuny replied the mountains in Jersey, where, one ot them said, her "folks" lived. Their personal appearance was not very pre posseesiiif;, as their heads had the appearance ot not havinir'been within ten feet of a comb for six months at least. They were ragged and dirty, and when aceooimoduted witb. a cell, all huddled together like eo many pifrs. The youngest child was about one year and the oldest teven jean old, and, notwithstanding being surrounued with poverty and dirt, were happy, and ind ul ired in singing while confined in the cell. In the morning they were permitted to depart, and were last heard from as being on tbe oilier side of the bridge at Coopei'i creek, where, bavins built a large fire, they were pre paiing to spend the night. Assault and Battery. Anna Maria Fisher came to the Station House on Saturday evening, and told his llouor the Mayor that she could not live with her husband. He was in the habit of getting drunk-, and coming home and beating her. She had been "living out," and that morning he went to the house and struck her iu the face, grasped her by the arm, and kicked her in the side. The Mayor issued a warrant, and Officer Gilbert was Distracted to bring him to the Station House. His wile had him committed to prison, a short time since, for seducing her child, aged fifteen years; but he was subsequently released at her earnest solici tation. Conncbial Felicity. George Roath was ai rested by Special Officer Lomacks for assaulting his wife, antlrreaking a looking-glass valued at $12. Roath lives in the South Ward, and is in the habit of imbibing a little too much of "Jersey lightning," which makes hliu feel light-headed, and unconscious of what he is doiug. About 1 o'clock on Sunday morning he was in this state, aDd on going home adminis tered to his better half a sound thrashing for some imaginary fault. She cried murder, which attracted the attention of the above-meutioued otlicer, who took Roath before the Mayor. He was committed in delault of ball. Slight Fitse. Last evening, about half past 0 o'c'ock, a coal oil lamp on the bureau in one the rooms of the house, No. 42 North third street, occupied by Mrs. Peak, was .Knocked oil', and the contents scattered over the lloor. The carpet took fire, an! but for the presence of mind of one ot tbe inmates, who smothered the flames with quilt?, a d'.saurou-? lire would have resulted. TnE Late Eobbeky. In addition to the things earned off from the house at Fifth, and Walnut street", mentioned in Friday's Tels .ntrn, tbe thieves took with theui aboat $70 and a number of blankets. Five women and two men have been arrested upon tbe chanre, but nothing has as yel tiausnired to criminate them. They were all coninjilteu to prison to await an Investigation. Robdeby. The house of John Gray, In Fifth street, ahove l'lum, was entered dmiug Friday night, through the back door, and robbed of $7 and a pair of boots and pauts. No arrests weie made. Gray Is a poor man, and the money stolen was all he had. The mean scoundrels, if caught, ought to be severely punished. Lodgers. During tbe past year over three thousand lodgers made application for "a night's luddng" at tbe Camden bUiion lluue, and were accommodated. FOR RENT. TO RENT A F1VE-ST011Y STORE AND Li Basement, So. 13 Jortu FIFTH Street. Inquire ou tbe niemlses. . Also, Hooius to rent. 1 117 tft mo RENT. THREE ROOMS, 20 BY f.6 FERT. j. (.eeouu, ttiiro, and loufD stones, jo. 12 North 1.' i. t 1ili)il Htreet. AMUSEMENTS. AMERICAN ACADEMY OP MUSIC. IOMIUVKLY ILOKINO rn M..W YS.R'M KVf.MVO. l'sthtr Kemp's entire iron of Od foist and tbe teautinii AR.AHIAN MHIIS tM'ERTl)ENT8. KM M A J NH HOLS IN NEW BAI.I. A MS DY AND EVKNlNa. roora open 1 o'clock; commences St 8. Admission J.lcen's. Hcerved seat', 8C d'n'n. . .MAI INKKNV W Y KAR'fl AFTr RNOON.st lial'-ttl Admission to sll partx 01 the house. W cents. Children 15 cruts Mats enn lie scoured during tlie diiy S' No. linz CHESJiVI otreet, or st the Academy in "is evening. U 24 3i "VTtW CHESNUl STKKI'.T TIlRATRi;.- J t ,11M I Sircct aliove TWELFTH. UtAUSlI OF TUB t-'RE.VT IWIHll Nfl, UK. AMIK HA UN KY Wli.UAUS, R"OK1TKO MOH'LY I'll II RAP THQTJsS Al'PLVtTSB A'-D lKLKSHTKl) AV1IENC'E8 TH18 EVENING, THREE f lEdf 8, IOKOS. DANCES. EC The fCT.ormance Hi commence with the Irish aramii, 1 Ik lam) a ir wi. After which the spaiklini; comedietta, 11 IK. HOI ;il IHAUOJnD. MARGERY (her great character', MRS M APSEY WILLI iMt? To c Delude w tti the roaring cxtra g im, THE 11 xI'I'Y WAS, NEW YER'rt DAY. GTtAVH HOLIDAY MATINEE. OKKAT POCRLE MLl,. XI KW CMKSNUT STREET Til RATHE, XN ClIESM'T street, shovs TWisLF I 1 11. new itAiti .HAiir.js NtW YKAR'B st A TIN YEAKM MATINEE. HOL'DAY ItiLL T'OVRLe. IM HTAINMFNT. DOI'Bi.E KMERTMNMENT. DOVBLE EM'tHTATSMeNT. I Admission 30 cents, to a I puns oi the bouse. Cull On n. 25 cents. Ihe perfuruiasce will commence with MAHKItDLlKE M A It hit D LIFE. MARKED LIFE i VARRIED I IfK. 1 MRKItD LIFE. To conclude wlh the etrvai.'ana entitled :Osb IN tllilA. MOSK IN CHiNA. MOE IN CHINA. M8K IN f lllS A. I MOE IN CHINA. WALNUT 8TBEBT T M K A T H t. N. K. corner ot MS TU and WALNUT btreets. 1 Commence at 1H. j I SEVS N I H, AND L. 8T WEEK THIS 8EA30N,' I 01 the popular conieolan. iin. a. uinnivr. THIS (Mondav) EVESINu, December 31. first nlyht Ihu season of the American play, in foursch), written lor Mr. Carke. entitlcii THfe MEMHEK FROM PIKE, with local scenery ol Washluiiton citv. Dimostlienes Torrent Mr. J. 8. CLVRKU To conclude with the Uorgeons Hpec sole of THE NAIAD QCKEN, with magnificent scenery, bv Wilnara. lASr NAIAD Qt FEN MiTINKE, NEW Y'EAH'd DAY, at 8 o'oloct. M1 RS. JOHN DKEW'S NEW AKCH STREET THE ATR f. Hen ins at ha I Dast 7 o'clock. UKtl l MIT UC lillirMlll UU2r. NEW TK.lR's HOLIDAYS. MONDAY AND EVERY EVENING, K1. JOHN DRKW WILL APPEAR AB KATE PEYTOS. in AugusUn Dal.v's crest oiama of GRIFFITH OAl'STs Ort, J KAl'ltSY. produced with new scenciy, great cast, and tpo clultlea ol 1US. LANCASHIRE FAIR STENE. AND GRAND TRtAL 8CEME. FRIDAY BENEFIT OF MH8. JOHN DKW. EW AMERICAN THEATRE.-- EVERY EVENING, AND SATURDAY MA.Tf.XEE, Tho Gram! and Buccess ul Pantomime, LIT I LE KfcD KiDIG HOOD, and the beautiful drama of THE L'UO'S OF GOLD. 123l2t c ARD TO THE PUBLIC. THE CALI'OBNIA MINSTRELS ABK COVIINO. and wl'l establish themselves in Philadelphia, having uuicbasid a POPULAR PROPERTY. On tbe dav of their openlux tuey wi l nb tribute I) the DrSfcKVING POOR DE.IEKVl.NtJ fOOR of this city 5000 LOAVtS OP BRKAD, WOO LOAVES OK MKEAL), lOSl'lIVKLY, POSITIVELY, and respectab'e citizens will be selected 'o see that the above Is no humbug upon tl e poor, and every per-iou Khali be convinced oi the justness ot tbe fame, and not like tbe wouk-be natrons ot tho toor woo advertmt two thousand loaves ol bread, and onlj distribute live hundred, lor eneoi. . C'2SiHt MANAGER. OF CtFlFORSIA M.ISST BJS LS. "I DEOKESSOR BLOT'S LECTURES ON X COOKERY. EIHit Illustrated Lectures wll' be (toliverea in the ASMt-MllLY Hl'ILI'IMi, corner UUEtehUT and TF.NTH, at 11 o clock A M., cornmenc Ing onTT'TJKSDAY. January 3. li 2i) , BRADFOKD'S LAST GREAT PAINTING, "8KALK18 CRUSHED BY ICEBERGS," which bag received tho nigaest encomiums Horn tbe press and the public ot Hew YorV, Boston, and other metropolitan ciiies Is now cn txnlbltion. lor a limited ierlod at WE5.DKKOTU. 1AVLOR d: BKOVYVd, o. 614 ChKSM'T Stre t. i2 27 lin Ah 8KM1ILY BU ILDINli 8 . UN AKD MYSTFRY FOR TIIE UOLIDkVS. MGtsOK Bi I IZ. GUAM) PkKFOHSi AXC'E.-J eveiv Attertoon and h vcmug duilns the Holidays, when will be Introduced BLITZ'S AUTOMATON lhM OF SflSSTRELS, BLITZ'S MAHV1LLOV9 UOUBLF. SFHYaX. and o bcr V onders anu Miracles. Admission, 26 cents. Children, Id cunts. Reserved seat. bO cents Vi Ho' tf TvT KW ELEVENTH fcTKEET OPERA HOL'E, IX iLEYKNTH Street, above CHE8NIT. "IliK FAMILY KIUHT OPEH FOR TUB rlfcASItl-V. CAIIMKU A, DlXkil'S itUKSTll.EZ.8, the Great Ntar 'Iroupe Ol the World iu theii UUAN.l KIHIOl'IAN Sl'lREES, BONUS, lANt KS, SiiVt iJlRLESUES, and PLATTATIOX SCK"K!. Doors open at 1 o'clock. Commencing at 8 o'clock. g 30 J. L. CAKNcROe. Manager GbKMANIA ORCHESTRA. PUBLIC RE bcarsals tvetv 8A11 RDAY AFTEHJiOO.V, at MUSICAL F'CKD HALL, ZH o'clock. Eupagemeoui made bv acdreenlng GEORGE BA.STE'BT, .Agent, No. 1231 MONTEhEY Street between Race and Vine. Uo3iu frrm& THE PIAKOS WHICH WE MANU if K r(l factitre recommend themselves. We promUe to our patnns clear beautllul tones, elegant workman gblp. curability, and reusormblo price, combined irith a lull tuaiantee. For sale only at i. lull WAL&'TJT 8Vst' CMOS PIASO MANTFACTCBIgq CO, PEN N STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER AVOltKS, SEAFJE Jc LfcVK I'kniTICAL AND THEOKETIC'AL tOISEEHS MAI HI MS'lf, BOILER-MAKERS. BLACK Ml lilti, and FOIDEItS, hav ng lor many yeum been in sue ceti-iu' operation, end been exclusivelv engaged in bulldl, g and repairing Mtrlne and Klei t ngiucs falgb aDd low pressure, Iron Boilers Water Tanks. Propel lets, etc etc., respectfully otler their services to the public as being luliy prepared to contract for engines ol uli elzB, Mvrine, It ver, and Miutlonarv ; huvlng se s o' putterns ot aiccrent sizes, are prepared to execute order; wilh (luick t'ehpatch. ver descripliou of putteru nmking niadd at the shortest notice High and Low Drexture Flue, Tubular, and Cylinuer Bol eri, ot the bet: Peuubvlvaua charcoal Iron. Forginua of all tlzes MiJ kiuile ; Ircu aud Brass Castings ot ul, ue.-critioii ; Kol l urnhig. IScrew Cu ting, ai d all other work contiocted with the aboic business biavlnps and si eciiicstlons for all work dono at . the etabUibuie it nee Of charge, aud work; gumiiu eed. "2 1 be mbscrlbers havs ample wharf-dock room lot ' repaim of boats, where tbey can lie iu peifect satetv ' end aie provided witb shears, blocks, lulls, elo etc. j or raising heavy or light welghu. qb c John p. levy. g n BEACH and PALMER Btree'i. ' I. VArCHiN MEBUICK. WILLIAM B. KEEBICH J011M . con. C50CTHWARK FOUNDRY, FIFTH AND I O Vt'AfHISOTOS Btreeta, ; FiiiLAiiir.rBlA. MERRICK OS9,.,0 ESGISEERS AM MACHINISTS. 1 manufacture High and Low Presjure bteam tagt:ies for j Lena. Blver, and Marine Service. Boilers, Gaauuietera, Tanks, irou r.vu, iv. Castings oi all kinds. eUber Iron or boiy. Iron Frarte Roots or Oa Worki, WotksUopj, and Railroad btationa eto. hi torts aud Gas Machinery, ot ths latest and uioit Un- PrEvVrvCdBCihdl'on o! PlanUtlonMscblner . and Sugar ;aw and Grl Mills. Vacuum Puns Open a team lrun btte'caiort, Fi.lt-rs, Tunipuig Engines etc. lute Aunts lor N. ll'lleux'a Pateut Suar Bolilnn ADuaratus, kesnivtta' l atent Ktnam t'aminer, and As ill, wall ii VYuoiseVs Patent Ceutriiugal .msar Draining llachUie. )t D ESliURI MACHINE WOEKS umt'i;, ho 65 N. FKOVr STREET, MllLAOtl.FRIA Wears prepared to fill orders to SDyextont for our M AClfiKEUY FOR COTTON AND WOOLLEN MILLS Including ail recent improvements Iu Carding, Spinning and s eavinir. W lu ite the attention of manufacturers oar ex ten she works. ALFRED JF.NK8 A 80N MEDICAL. POND'S EXTRACT OF HAMAMLELIS, Or Pain Destroyer, Is one of the few domestic remedlcn which have cote Into Henerai tine Mid isvor. wi noul puillnir. It In the proHuot ot ssiiunle sh'ub harmless in ail esses, ind, as a domestic reined, uneiiunllet. BCRNS, P.ht ISE9, LA MKNKH8, SORENESS, rPRAINR. OKK, I HBO AT TOOTH At.HE. EARACHE. NU RALGl K . KMM'M vi ISM, W M II AGO. PIM-'.. V v 111.0 H 1LS. MIMta, M)K r. EYF.8. BLEKnINU LU NO j, O.Sf, HiOUACTJ, OP THI. ("IRS. I'l. Elt. A d O der similar trouoicfO me and pum ul aflect'ons. w r.iie It prumptiy a re.sis hi i iik.ii(i(iiii&iii s. u m dreus o phlelans uho It duly In tlirlr practice una tlvc It tlicli uiniuallilcd tccoiuuicudutiou. bold t tux agents and dealers. Hie Medicine Is cxc uslvey prewired by fie nib scrlliers ITomtetor sod Micd-ssorn to i'. T. POND 10 whom l O'ders must lo i)tln'. d bl'AlPEREls' llO-M(E 1' A ill I : MEDlf'INE "0 , No. hut BKO Dv Y, New Yoflc. PRICES OF PuNh'S IXIKAOi'. Six onnee bottles with directions rota! Stlcenta Pint bottles, with directions re all 1 00 (jtinrts In boitle 11 1! Liberal discount to Phvslclans and Dcalurs. SIMILIA SI Ml LI BUS CURANTUR. HUMPHREYS' HOMtt.OPArmC SPECIFIC?. o. . , FAMILY CASES 01 85 laice vla's, morouvo case containing n snecllic tor every ordlnatr uisease a ainliyl subject to, and a book of olr to is ( Smaller Family aud Travelling cases with id to ii vl,s 5 Jo S Spccltlcs lor all i leases, Do ill tor Cm inn and fi r Pievenllre tr. aluicnt In vials and pocket cases i tc S 1 here Keniedleo, bv the ease or sIiikIo box, are seul to any part ot the country, by .Mall or Express, u Oi tharoe, on receipt of the price Address Ul'MPHKEY V SPECIFIC HOiUiOP-MHI" Mt.DIiTNK COMPANY, Office and Depo', No M2 UIMAD .V A Y. New York. Dr. 1H MlTIKEY.i Is consul ed ilant at bis olllee, sea sonally c hy letter, as ahove fur all foro s ot diseaw. For sale Ivy liYOIT & CO., JOHNS JN. IIOLL )W AY COW DEN. T. R CALLKMDEK. ami A MBROSH svnu. Wholes. Aveuts phi adoiphls, and at BLITHE's Druti Store, No. ilifl Market street, aud by all 1'ruiiBists. 6 2eiuwi D R. J. ROSE'S ALTERATIVE. TDK GREAT Bl.OOD I'l HIK1RH. If vou have corruiu. iisorilvred. or vitiated blood, von ate sick all over. It may appear as pimplos, sores, or as some sctive disease, or it may oui. make you feel lan guid or depressed: but you cannot have good health If your blood Is Impure. Dr Lose's Alterative removes all iliese iinptultles, and Is tho renicd; that will restoro vou to healih It Is unequalled for the cure of all diseases oi the ft'anils, scrolula, tub. rcular consumn ion and all erup tlont of the skin. PncoSl bole agents DYOrT fc CO. No 232 Norlh Sp.OOND Street. DR. DYOTT'S ITCH OINTMENT w IU cure every lorm ot Itch, and is superior to sny otiicr remedy for tho cure of tbat disagrees bin and tormenting couiplaiut. Price 2d cents Heut per mail, 40 cent". DYOtt CO.. No. 232 Worth BK'IOND Street. DR. J. S. HOSE'S KXPIfiCTOIlAttT. For tbe euro ol consumption, coughs colds, asthma, cuUrrh, intiuonza epl.ung of b!ood, bronchitis, and aJ diseases ol Iheluni-s. 1 bis syrup having stood the test or many years' ex perience as ar meny icr Irian Ion or any influminst'on of the IULj.s. th oat. or brMicliia is acmowleilgcd by all to be a remedy superior to any o her known cow pound used ior ilic rellet and euro of coughs aid con sumption. 1 rice si. boieagtnta, DYOTT CO 9t6m No. 232 North SECOND ettoet. A LL PERSONS WHO DO NOT ENJOY the b ess mi of good be.ilth on obtain relief or consulting nr. a.iKti:iA, German pnxsiciao. nr. Klnkeiin treats a 1 dsia-es prepaies and administers bis own medicines. 1 hey are pure, safe and reliable, tie Invites all person nifteilnr Imm disease to call on him. Consultation free daring tho dav, end oUlcei open till I) o'c'ock In the evening. N W. corner ol TlllRO and IN ION Btreets, between bpruceand lln streets. ililn CLOTHING. g V A A li ' S STATES UNION CLOTHING HAL L,' No. COO MARKET SI ItEEr. No. 008 A most complete stock of MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING AT VERY MODERATE l'RICJS. WE HavS small expenses, and can AFFORD TO SELL WITH SMALL PROFITS. Fine ftirro leaver Overcoats, cn'y 126; fine Beaver 0eicoets any oitirotie color ffis in sted Beaver verctsts its: uw line ttlnrbilla Overooats, onlv 27; troMcd luaver gulta, coi.tuining coat, pants, and vest, (JO; tne snort Leaver t licks ire in fiO to t'ii; daik srev llairn CaFslmire Suits, cout, ponts. nd vest. ;J;uo silk mixed, loiy 824; biai k Hack Coats, from am lo (20; Business ( oat . from 7 to 14 ; Panfs and Vests to match, irom tt to 114 j Boys' Coats, Iroiu IBtofl4s I'ants. from 4l 15 to ". i ome aDf convince yourselves. 11 14 3in Pp RICES REDUCED. -- Making and trimming Oversacks, $19; Frock Coats, (ltii Dress Sr cks, fli; Pantu and Vestt, i;l 60 each, In rood stvle. On bnd a general assoitmentof Hoods st low prices. C. S. Ill Vl MKLV KIOHT. 12 22 lm Ko. 234 N . FOURTH Street LEGAL NOTICES. T N TIIE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 1- OR TH K C11Y AND COCNTY ofphiladelph a. JOILN D. Vt .fc.LLtj AD WIFJi i. JJUif B. WniT KEY. Vend. Exp , Covenant. June Term 186S. No. 111. The Auditor appointed! to distribute the fund tn Court raised by the sale of the fof'owlutr described Real Ksiate, byvlriuo of the above writ, to wlti Ail that certain lot situate In the First Ward of the City ol Philadel phia, beginning at northeast corner Pass unk road and Keed street, and extenolng thence northward along the eaat side ol Paxxytink roii.llJieet; ihence eastward at rlnrsXantdes 1th said Passyuuk road 31) li e t 9 Inches; theufe southward at right ansies with said Keed street, and along tbe West side of a two-feet-wide alley leading into the said Reed street, 13 leetDX inches and thence westward along the north side of paid Keed street 57 feet to tbe place oi beglnninx will meet the parties Interested In the said lund at his office, No. 262 Kontb THI 1(1) ttreet on WEDNESDAY, January 9, 1W7, at 4 o'clock P. M , lor the puiposes oi his appointment 12 28 1inw5t c uiHBoNri. Auditor. BOARDING. $0. 1121 GIRAIID STREET Ja noir open for the accotr iwlalion of F1HST-CL.ASS DC ARDEItS. Appljenily fJOUSfi-FUllNISIUNG GOODS. EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO 6ECT3B BARGAINS. To close the estate ol tbo late JOHN A. MURPHEY. Impoiter snd Dealer iu IlOlSE-FlllNISHINO GOODS, No. 023 CIIESNUT STREET. , Between Math and Tenth, South 61d, Phils, ills Administrators now offer the Who's stock at prices be.ow the ordinary rules charged. Ibis sioca embraces everv thing wanted ma well-.idred househp d Pialn Tin 'Ware. Urushes, Wooden Ware, Uaskecs, Plated ware. Cutlery. Iron Ware, Japauncd W'aie, and Cook ing Ctensis of evert description. A great variety of SU a Ki d GOODS, BIKD-CAGES, eto. etc. can be obtained ou the most leasonable terms UK MUMS ARCTIC UtFlllULUiTOUS and WAlKIt CO )LKH8 - i , , A utie assortment of PAPIER MA CUE GOOD. 'Ibis is tbe largest retail estabiUbment in tbis line In Philadelphia and citizens ana stranger will rind It to their advamate to examine our stock belore purchasing. ote. Our Irlends in the country may order bv mall, and prompt attention will b niveu. . UllthstuJ OiO ARCH STREET. OAS FIXTURES, CH VNDELlEUrt. bKOKZE hTATUARY, ETC. VA&K1KK A CO. wvuld rwttiect ully direct the atten tion ol their friends, and the public geuerallr. to tbelr larve and elegant aworttnent ol GA8 FIXTUKKS. CHANDLLIEhH, ' and ORN AMENTAL BRONZG WARE4. 'I hose wishing handsome and tboroulny ' mode Goods, at veiv reasonable prices, wl 1 nnd It to their advantage to give u a call belore purchasing elte- n1'b. Boled or tarnkhed fixtures reflntshed w'tU special care and at reasonab's pilces. H4MII VASKIRK A. C).