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THE DAILY EVB&TINO TELEGRAPH. PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1866.
THE MYSTEMOUI EXPEDITIOH. The Ktnmrr Gettysburg (Mill Agronnit Tht bteamcr Don Selected to Take the riace of tli UettynbtirR on the Secret Mission Ueneral Urant aid to be Uolnff In Iter. Annapolis, Ma., December 80. Th Octtys burg lies in tho same position. No effort was made to Ret her off to-day. The water is ex tremely shallow now, and ft is plain that she is stuck pretty low down in the mud. Some men of experience in such cases believe that another method beslder tueeine mut be resorted to in order to get h 1 off. otherwise there Is danger of her belup; 1-eatly damaged, and it is even possible that' (ie mtpht leave a portion of her keel behind! sufficient force were put on to draw her off. ' AsslHtant S crctory f ewnrd was on board, and It is thought he will leave here in the Don, which vessel has been "elected to go on the mis sion upon which the Gettyburp: was started. One or two of the officers of the Don. who were loft ashore when she twtcl from New York on Thursday morning, arc at present slopping here at tic City Hotel. As the Don put out In extremely bid weather, nnd was dHe born jet-t'-rday, and has not vet arrived, there some anxiety about hr. The ui most secrecy is observed as to the object of the cruise. It is rumored that General Grant is poiup on the voyage, and will get on board the vessel at some other port. The Recent Tragedy at Glast culxtry, Connecticut Suicide of a Son of Hon Tbaddeite Welles. J-'rom the HartforU Timet tf Saturday. Wc were shocked to bear of the suicide of Captain Robert U. Welles, late ot ttif rcerulitr ;irmy. and eldest surviving son of Hon. Tlmd dens Welles, of (;l;i-toBl"iry. The rash act was committed a few mlrtutei before fi o'clock lust evening, iu his father's library. Mr. Welles sat muling his evMiiue iicwpapr, when Robert, who hu'l b?en conversing with bini, exhibited a istol. His father renion?trfct"rt aealnst carrying: such a weapon, and aked iiiofon to give it to him. The latter declined, though in no untrleLdly spirit. Suddenly approacuing his father, he flung bis lett arm around his neck, and kissed him, when wWh the single exclamation, "Fare well, father !" he sank buck into achair, put the pistol to hi head, and tirctl all so quickly that his lather, tliough springing up to arrest him, was unable to prevent ii. The ball passed through Captain Welles' head Immediately back of the vie he temple, earning out lust above the left ear, and striking a book in the library, fell flattened upon the floor. Captain Welles continued to breathe for an hour and a quarter after the act, but ww at no time conscious. By this shocking occurrence Mr. Welles' family are plunged atresh imo the deepest affliction nnil grief. La;-.! summer Mr. Welles' eldest son, Samuel, was killed by the explosion ot a steam engine at Mare Inland, California, while engaged in the capacity of engineer, iu directing an important work there, lie was much esteemed by every body who knew him. raid to the family his loss was a blow more severe than can well be told. It is believed by Mr. Welles that this fresh afflic tion was occasioned by his son's melancholy over the untimely loss of his brother. Ho had been obf-erved to be low-spirited much of the limp Hinre that mirrpssinir fipp.nrrnnce. on Sunday he had taken cold in rendering as- mniHnrp mm nnn kitipp m -i t : t ,m irnni pnnanna. lion ana wauemineee ceinng no sieep on Thursday night. Hie mother yesterday noticed, aud spoke of, an alamniup uppearauce iu his eyes; but he seemed so rational and pleasant, and had conversed so well of his deceased brother, whose lptters he had been reading, that his father was less alarmed about him. On see ing the pistol he told his son that it made him nervous, and that he feared he might do some thing with il to be dreaded, "for," he added, "you have of lute been subject to depressed turns, and you muy not know what you would do." Immediately after occurred the shocklnsr , i f:nntnin vllpa n n-.r. t.wAmv-lnnr TAnra old. He served with marked credit in the regu lar army, where he gained hts rank, and re signed not long after the close of the war. He was a young man of uncommon talents, and everybody esteemed h'.ua. The family are over wheuued'by this fresh nfl crushing affliction. The Massacre Near Port Philip Kearney One of the Victims. Captain F. II. Brown, who was masaacred by the lodiaus near Fort I'l.llip Keiuney, was the !-on of Matthew Brown, Emj., of Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo iJndesays: "Fredeiick Hallarii lirown was aged about 33 years. On the breaking out of the Rebellion he entered as a private in the 18th United iSHftes Infantry, and possessing superior busi ness abilities, which were early discovered by the officers, he was transferred to the Quar termaster's Department. There he was effi cient and zealous in th discharge of his duties, and he received a commission as Lieutenant, retaining a position in the Quartermaster's Department for some time. Finally, weary of the dull routine of thaf, brunch of the service, ho applied lor active duty, and was ordered to thetield; and there his gallantry received the commendation of his superior officers, and won a commission as captain. The war over, under the new arrangement of military depart ments, the 18th wa aligned to duty in the new territories; aud thither Cap talu' Brown accompanied it. having de cided to remain in tte service: and subse quently we frequently heaid of him in that new field a being oue of the best oilicers in the regiment. The seivice lias lost not only a bruve and gallant officer, but a kind-hearted, gonial eentloman; tno'e acquainted with him have lost a Wi.nvi. Uv.e li-.i-nd: his Barents mourn the loss of an affectionate son one of whom they were justly proud." CITY INTELLIGENCE, (lor AMUtunal Local l'ema see HardPage. As an incentive to save, and an evi dence ot how rapidly capital, jadiciously in vented, will increase, we may meutijn a little h cident thiit has iu-t come to our knowledge. A lew days ;iuo the circle of active business men was shocked by tho announcement of the sud don death of Edward 0. Dale, Rsq., President of the Noni-town lUitrOiul Company, and Vice- Pretdt ut ot the f ranklin l ire Insurance Com pany. In l.'.u, eixten yeiirs ago, Mr. Dale re tired from the ofMe ot Mrot houotary of the Distiic i Court of tnis cl.y, with U 900 as the nett piocecds of his ten ive in oliiee, and, as he at the time avowed, about all of his earthly possessions. This sum he nlaeil in the hands of Amo Phillips, a peisoual triend and abrewd manager of money, without writteD acknowledgment, to be used as bis own, aiH to make return to lum or to his belra when called ou. Tho fact of this deposit, thus made sixteen years ago, was kuown in Mr. Dale's lifetime vulj to the parties Imme diately connected with it, jnd Mr. Dale having dird suddenly, leaving no will or other record this particular iuvetirj-en1, from which he had nevei drawn anything, and which had steadily incrmsed. his heir-, a sou and daushter. on Fridi y lust were not a lat'.o p nrprised to receive from Mr. flumps, in tr:.-cia-s securities and cash, the handsome fcum o:'ir.0,41ti. Though Mr. Dale had subsequently made and aved since bis deposit ot u,!Uu with Mr, IMiilllDs. in 18f0. a very bt ndsouie estate, these unknown securities paseod over by Mr. Phillip were a perlect windmii. ine kiowtD ot tbe de toit was inaiulv in iu'rrest the securities in voHtpd in boinir entirely of a leliabh; character, At six 'er cent, the sum would double in about eleven vears, making s t.v 30,(100, and in seveu vear since, about two-ilfths more would be added to the thirty thousand, milking, withou speculi'tive ventures, thenm paid over to the heirs. This simple transaction demonstrates the iuiuortant lactilidt mien itiousand dollaiv aved und invested at thirty years of age, is worth oa much as sixty thousand at fifty-two Aear.s. juuh ici me young remenmer tue im j orttint Inct 01 beginning to my up early. Cask of Foboeiit, astd Arrest of the Guilty Paktiim. On the 27th Instant two men went Into the Fourth National Bank of New York and presented a check, purported to be drawn payable to bearer by Messrs. Masslnger, (liflott A8 Co., doing business at Comminpnw, N. J. When the account came to bo settled, it was found that tho check was a forged one, and steps were at once taken to follow up the guilty parties and 6ccure their arrest. Mr. Samuel Codover. the teller who paid out the money, says that, believing thecheck to be genuine, lie gave the boy the monpy, and it was not till the day following that the iurgery was made known. Messinger, (ihlott & Co. sent a check to the bank to be cashed, when the teller discovered that the firm had overdrawn their account. They could not understand how such could be the case until the f 810434 check was produced, when one of the firm unhesitatingly pronounced it to be a forgery. The boy Jacobs, who hai been in the employ of Messrs. Messinger, Cil lott & Co., was suspected of knowing something concerning the forgery, when he was arrested by detectives Golden and Rogers, of the St. Nicholas Hoteh Jacobs being alarmed, made a full con fession, from which it appears that he conspired with Brown and Maxt swindle his employers out of a larere sum of money. Jacobs, who tiansacted the bank business lor tbe firm, ob tained a number of their genuine cancelled checks lor Brown to practise upon. He signed the name of Messrs. Messinger. Gillott & Co. to eight or nine checks, out of which number lie selected the one in question as being the most perfectly executed. Tbe amount was filled in, and Max despatched to the bank for the cash. On his return with the money, Max received $1400 as his share, aud at once started for Phila delphia. On the statement of Jacob Brown, one of his confederates was arrested by the detectives, and Sunday morning Justice Dowling committed Brown to the Tombs for examination ou the allidavlt of Mr. Billopp Seaman, casliicr of the Fourth National Bank. He charses Brown with forging tbe check, as he will be able to prove by witnesses now absent from the city. Jacobs also confessed to the officers that $0300 ot tin: money obtained on the forged check was con--celled in a certain cellar, and hts statement proved to be correct. Detectives were also sent on tbe trail of Dcwltt, and last eveuiusr he was arrested at the corner of Seventh and Chesnut streets, by Re serve Officer uehaven. When arrested he had on a new suit whieh he had the day before pur chased at Kockhill & Wilson's lor $ii0. That tirni, on the facts of the case being given to tbem, took back the clothes and gave the money In return that had been paid lor them. When anvsted, he had also a ticket for Harris burg, which was also taken to the Pennsylvania Central Railroad Office, and the money returned. The Teller of the Fourth National Bank of New York, came on here aud identitied Dcwitt, and he was sent back to New York this morning, in charge of Detective Ciolffen. of rhat city. The Weatiieb A Change. Our citi zens were greeted this morninc with a chtin-ie in the weather. This, no doubt, is acreeabie. after the multiplicity of disappointed expecta tions awaiting the tangible evidence of the win-, ter season, iu the shape of snow. Tins morning it greetPd us; the laree Hakes of snow flaunting through the nir, and blusterins into the faces of all without. It commenced to fall at an early hour, and although not in very hire quantities, yet euougu to put a pleasant winter aspect on every object. Miieiner it nas a more slinnerv duality than the snow of past winters we know not. but so avor.trom the extemporaneous yet unintentional snoes ot many ot our citizens, resultine in tho r immediate downfall, causing "plugs" to be un pleasantly set down with great force over their yes, or toddle and roll awav. to tbe amusemenr ol the bystanders. The air is m ild for the season. nd all appearances indicate an increase of t!u snow. I he previous cold put the sk itlna oariis in Kood condition, the snow has been cleared, and the pleasant a!r will induce many into oat door exercise. Fire at Whst Philadelphia Nar- bow Escape of an Immense Quantity of Pe troleum. About tventy-tlve minutes before two o'clock this morning, a tire was discovered in a small shea belonging to Megary & Sons, on the west s de of tbe Schuylkill, at the Chesnut street bridge. It was a one-storied structure used for the storage of barrels. A shed belong ing to Tack & Brothers was al&o burned. Ser geant tsaunaers, who was near by when the fire Drone out, tried to waken the watchman, and breaking in the doir. eot out Meeatv & Sons' horses Hnd mules. The loss amounted to about $300. Near the burning shed there were about woo barrels of petroleum stored, which nar rowly escaped burning. If It had bscn fired, the Chesnut street bridge would have been almost ruined. The storing of such an immense quantity of oil at that particular locality en dangers the safety of the bridge In case of fire. A Disorderly House. Lieutenant Connelly, of the Fifth Police Distiict, made a descent on a disorderly houo at a very early hour on Sunday morning. The bouse Was a place Kept oy Mary Ann Henry, at seventh and St. Mary streets, and is a very noisy place. At the time mentioned, a great disturbance was beard in the house mentioned. Yells, cries, and screams of ''Murder! murder!" were heard, and several oincers neanng tue noise, went in aua made a clean haul of some sixteen persons, male and female. When the officers entered, a scene was presented to their vision that almost beg gars description. All hands were engaged in fighting, tearing each others' clothes and hair, and breaking glasses and furniture. Black eyes and bruised faces were plentiful, nnd many of the combatants were almost stripped of their clothes. The whole party had a hearing before Alderman Swift, who committed them all to prison to answer confidence oame. lhis momins a colored man, residing in Frauktort. was arrested lor tue perpetration ot a confidence game, in the manner luiiowiug: u appears wnen men snip for a voyage, they can, it they so desire, receive nines ui nu van cu pay, vtuicn luey, oy payinr a slisrht discount, can get cashed at shipping offices or other discount establishments. Confi dence men see in this a good opportunity of ! . I . I .1 .... 1 : - . ! cnricniup iiiemneives uj snipnu;; ior a voyage, drawing their moiiev, and then decamninir to parts unknown. Jacob Lit'le. flie above men tioned, was arrested for fleecing one of the-.e fini s of sixty dollars. He had a bearing this morning be'ore Alderman Dougherty, who he'.d him to bail in tbe sum of 500. This is a game being regularly pjactlsed bv "professional'','' wno are reading an easy ann ricn Harvest. TniEvisn Offjceb? of a Schooner.- Thoruan Cox aud Henry Kramer, the first the mate, and the second the second mate ol t'ie schooner Waverley, or New York, no' lyins it. front ol tne city, were arrested yesterd iy on i charge ol larceny. They have only liteiy been appointed to me vessel, ana almost ai soon as they were in her they commenced to steal and sell the spare lteginsr of the vessel and clotbmi belonging to the men forward and sell them. warrant wat issued by Alderman Williams, an 1 OWcers Litis and li, own, ot the Harbor Poliee arrested them near Swanson stieei wh;tri They had a hearing beioro Alderman Williams and were held in $500 bail to answer. AS INSTRUCTIVE LiECTURB OH the DrO- grecs and history of Opthalmia and Aural Sni pery will shoi'ly be given by Dr. Von Moseli zisker, at the lecture-room of the Pbll-idelf'liU University of Medicine and Surgery, to which iv.stitutlon the Doctor nas been appointed Pro- fee a- ot Eye and Ear Diseases. Dr. Von Moschztskcr will make it a Dublic ecture. nn i due notice of the day will be given through the cress. It will undoubtedly bo well attended, as it is well known that uo one Is better able to treat that subject than. Dr. Von Moschzitker. Potomac Closhd by Ice. A telegram, has beeu received to the effect that the Potomac rivet is closed by ice. The Annamussic Line is carrying passengers and delivering goods to Norfolk and all points South and Southwest witu iu usual aespmch. Kknilwing of Licenses. Particular attention should be called to the fat that to morrow is the day set tor the ieuewiiu? ot oi license ior pawiiDroKerA, petroleum aaencUM, t nud uleo for ult places c-f amusement. The Frauds on thk Revenue Exami nation by ms Special Commission Intkb hst- ito DiflcxospBES. The Special Commission i d- pointed by tho Hottse of Representatives, wiin Mr. Darling aj-Iehairmnn.'hnvinii closed Its lubms in New York, reached Philadelphia on Friday, and commenced an examination into the whistiy distilling frauds in this ctty. Tho Commission meet in Parlor No. 12, Continental Hotel, and already a laree number of witnesses have been examined. Among them were a number of prominent wholesale liquor merchants, who pave it, as their opinion tbat a modification of the present tax upon whisky would yield a larze revenue to the Government, while the present law Is calculated to Induco fiaud. Mr. Alexander Yotinir. the well-known distil ler, stated that ho had wl'hdiawn Irom the business inasmuch as the operation or tb'j pre sent law prevented the carrying on of a legiti mate business, Kalurdeythe examination was resumed before Mr. Darling and Mr. Myers, two members ot the Commission. Special Agent Brooks, of the TreasurvSDcDartment. who had been in Philadelphia for some time past, in vestigating the whisky business, was examine I. in reply to questions pronounced ov tne com mittee, lie testified that the nre?ent law was efficient if honest officers would administer it; that he knew ihc result of a strict observance of the law in the First District had been to in crease the returns ot distillers lrom an average of forty dollars oer mouth to five hundred and seventy-three: he did not think an honest living could bo n aitc in mo asses whisky utiuer me present tax; at his suggestion th'o Secretary of the Xrcasuiy had Instituted a Board of Kxaminers to test the qualifications ol the Iuspector In charge of the distilleries; in the First District be had thus far dismissed more than one-nan the number; the Collector of that District was aoing an tn his power to execute the law, nn i had libelled and forfeited to the use'of tho Gov ernment about twenty distilleries, and cou vlctcd five persons upon a charge of illicit dis tilling, besides confiscating many hundred bar rels of whisky owned by parlies seeking to defraud the revenue. The Committee desired to know the names of persons engaged in illicit distill tusr. Mr. Brooks said he knew ot none ot bis own knowieiipe, but pave tho rumors that associate the nanes of prominent gentlemen with the business. The gentlemen mimed by Mr. Brooks occupy promt- nfni pumw positions in we Mate, rmmicivai ann national Ooeernme-nts, and the announcement caused no little surprise on the part of tne Commissioners. The Commissioners desired to know If any collector or assessor in Philadel- Ehia was concerned in distilling. Mr. Brooks ad no knowledge of any, r.or did lie know of any tiistiiiertea Kept in cellars except in one case in the First District, which was clo-ed as soon as the Collector's attention was called to it He was asked which he considered the most difficult district in which to execute the law. He seid the hirst, as the parties engaged were rough, and the distilleries small, and started for the puipose of'dcfrHUding the revenue; but the Collector was pnsbinc matters vigorously, an I some seventeen had closed since the grantina of licem-cs in September last. Mr. Hrooks had CKamincd In the First onci Second Districts, and had cone into tbe Third and Fourth a lew times. The Commissioners will remain In Philadel phia until the 2d of January, when they will return to Washington. Chicken Thieves. A coup'e of negroes were arrested yesieiday afternoon in Norris street on a charge of larceny. They had in their nossession wben arre-tea seven or eigiu pairs ol chickens, for which they could not show a clear title. They gave the names ot Charles Henry and George Tremau. They bad a hearing before Alderman Clouds, who held tbem iu $800 bail each to answer. The stolen poultry chu be had by applying to Lieutenant. Witera't. Auction. The clo8in-up of the Ladies' Fair of the Cohocksink Prcsbytenau Church will be attended with an auction calc of the remaining poods, at the old church on Oer mantown avenue, above Filth street. The goods remaining are the most usclul as well a-; ornamental of the whole stock, and no dot bt will command ready sale and a sp.rited coin petition. UBKFDL t-KKBKKTS, UfKPDI. PllKBENTS. UbLFUl. l'KKSHBTS. UHKFUi. TRESKNTS OVKHCOATB t ..$12 00 15 60. 20 00. 2S0O. 80 00. 85 00 ...m to. 9 00. 10 00. 11 00. 12 00. 14 00. 16 00. 18 00. ...$4 00. 6-00. 6-00. 7 00. 8 00. 0 00. 10 00. ., f--2 60. rice last yeur, 20 00 ' " Ho 00 " " 8)00 ' " " 35 00 ii 4500 " " " 60 00 ' " " fria-oo it a u-tfi ' " 1500 " " 16 00 " " " IS 00 ii ii 20'00 ' " 22 00 ' " 25 00 " $6 00 ii ii 7tl0 ii u g.50 II II II ().00 ii ii i 12 00 " " " 14 00 " " 15 00 " " ' $400 " " 6 00 " " " 600 ii ii 7.qo ii ii 900 Business Coatp. PANT-e. at.. VE6TS. .at.. " 8 00. 4-00. " " 6 00. " 6 00 We have bu far tho larncst and best assortment of Men's. Youths', and Hove' CMothin in Phi ade D ita. which is beinv replenished bv largo dallv additions, manufactured oi poous purctiaed reoentij at miuft teas than cott, and having teducod all stock on ban t to proportionate priors, are offering such bargains as ore above enumerated. NOW 18 TBS TIME TO BUY PRICES CAN, BB NO LOWER. hALF-WAY.BETWEEN I nKITN KTT IIO., 'Futuahd I Iowku Hall, t Sixth Pts. ( 518 M a iikt Stbkw. IJobebt posNELL ft ftn. No 806 walnut street, whoee advertisement will be louna in anotner column, have at ti eir place 01 huiiuesi a largo und varied stock oi irun. inis sipck comprises eveiT' Ibina in its line, ol borne production and fore f u importation, which eunuot to excelled in quality. flavor. or appearance, r.yin uouy huuws ius in nnrtance ol a oit-D ay oi in use ricn articles to adorn and complete the table. Haud'omo La lv Adi les, which lor i xce' ence ot navor oannot be surpassed, or even equauoa; nee ae roie uras ot trefclimitoriaiiou: cii ioa ueeBe, mxurv wuicu has no equal, aud without which th honeho'd commissary di partment is doc complete M -siri iinnnnil & bon liavo ricn and beaut tut tiiaivs winch haua In larre o'usteis; iarire JUIsius of the nweeiestand most ceisitiuu oi ta-u-8. wnicnwiil whenonco tried, be con tantly used as tne bust to be lound. Tho holidai make necessary tbe lay ins in of a good store ot nuts for tne children uml even for tho oM folks Ponnell ft Son have on hand those 01 nfcsurpas-td quality tho l'rince-s l'tilier-t h 11 Almonds. Remember that at No S06 Wtt'liUl sueoi, iiuiua aie iu i-unuuu wuicu will satnly. Ameme raor re .If by chance yon neorlectet to make a "Christmas present" to father, husband, sm, irrandsoD, brother, uucle, Beftliew, or to a much es teemed ma'e friend, do nut fail to make -proper amends now "Nw ear" to at hand. The gift, at this time, ot one ot W.rburton'i Inimitable bilk Hats, or one of his admirab'e Felt Hots, Winter Caps, or Skatiujr ( aps, would graoilully covar up all previous ouilssions, aud at the same time wove a comfortable covering lor the head of tbe wearer. Go at once at Warburton'g and ma kit your selection. His store is at No. 430 Chesnut street, next door to tho Po.-t Oflloe. rinit Davis 1'ais Killkb We are not In the habit ol "puQiuw" pateut meiioiues, but w cheei fully add our tedimony to tbat ot many others in favor of tbis uiediome. The Taiu Killer i mvalu uble lor tho diot utcs for which it Is rommeudod 'Iry a bottle ot it, and tee it we do not ate cor rectly . i.'omna Citir.t. . A Great I'ubuc Wam is supa led bv Him PHHEV8' HouiroeATUiu Spkuivics They urr MriliRirni ttat tutlio'. nioiber. cure-, or lnvn.ii can always have at hsud, ai d apply witho it daer Or OClay, auu w mi l1'1 "M' urueui buu r lei, l ry Ihnm. Kee advenikenx nt. Addreu. Uumnhrnv' 8peciflo Uorounopathlo Medicine (..'cimpany, No. 662 Broadway, few iur. jjrrpj uku. emend to, 8 riAwos, f:.r-.7 III At uouid's, I l B I I PtTomn ann t'tienni' W'ftM.; Ton ai l Tnosa iiistitxtRinsr aud iuotms mttln di'flk 1 which originate in scofu't of n culeebleU or vitiitv'c 'tato ot the blood, nothing can equal the totilc .an1 Purifxm efloot ui Dr. Andor's Iodine Voter , a mre solution ot Iodine dissolved in puie water 'hot "'' THk BAH ' of Oil Paintluff-i. crysia' Mednlltons. Pastels, eic,'rom American Art (iallery, Now York, will tf: ntmued ths I'venintr, at 7i o'clock, at i-cott's Art ,,pr'- A'o. 102,0 Chesnut street, dale positively wllmi nery. "A HapptN'w J.arto All!" Far welt to '60 A grind oelet ratio 0 the eoinc of the New Year will te observed C stokes & V.o.'t urg'-clam Clothing House, ondrt the Co-uincntal, bv an extra disDisy ol Winter (jiottn. iff at greatly reduced pnoe. Iho public are irvit"ri.- CniLDHKN's CwrriiCT M. 8Uoomoker Co., Nos 4 ard 6 N. fcUhth a n"t. are now opening ti splendid assortment of lx. T' K'rW, infauts', auu lnis.es' clothiiiff. ' Bkndeh's Fockth annoa! uisiamuTios of Pricid to the poor, on ftewIf,r morn ng. at o'clock, at Pcndir'a coal yard, 8. W.coruerol Uroil and Cal owhiil street. " 600 I.OAVK8 OP Brbad wi 1 be . f h" V0'K on New Year morning, at 9" o'o 1k, t Westers j ard, Broad street, bo'o Ca'lowti ll. m Ffmals CoirrLAl.tTS should t9 4 rred, sJhv uroly can be, by a lew rto'pnof AerV, Sarsaparlilu. A Sitrb remedy for Ague Cure nevci fails. Chills and b'e Ayor's HI llAINEH llRO1-.' 1'IAKOS. i "T? f fUodoraio in price anladiirab-'e, 6 if I I as any piano mia. Gould, Seventh and C;hesnut Streey, Elliptic Sbwino Machinb Comf-ant'9 1'irst Premicm Lock-stitch ewino Machisss.. Id comparably the best f ir family ue. tturhest .Pre miums i liold Iteilal). Fair ftlarviand Institute. fT"'-w Yerkaed Pennsy.vania State Fairs, im. Ko,23 Clieeiiut etieet. Public Notick E C. Whitman ft Co. No. 3318 Cnesnui street, are now ready to aup,ily their choice and pure Confeo Ions, put up in noat boxes. Also, a larve as-ortmnnt ot Imported boxes, Sur prise, aiid linick kuaolu. lor Trees. A Li. Pf.rsows who arc tond of Fine Confections, G. W. JeiiKins, No. 1037 Spnnir Oar.len- street, would invito to cab and try his toc ol Fine Camdtes, Iceland Moss faste, Horn and O ioco a'.et Drop-s Chocolate Creams of a I tiarorn, Caramois, etc, of which he has constantly on hand tresb anaort lnent. Fifty Varietiks of Cakes, frosti dailri at Morse & Co.'n, Nos 002 and 001 Arch street. VFf'&p Masoii ft Hamlin s ( I v luunei uriiiui, uuit k i II' J. E. Gould's, beventh and Ubenut Streets Gold CouroNS, Due Jauuaiy 1st, .Wanted fir Dreskl k Co-., No. 34 8. Third Sreot. liAHUAlNS IN CLOTUIa. Harfrains in Clothing. Bai gams in C othiuff. Bargains In Clothing. Heavy reduchon in pneea. I-Busiuess Coats at 88, $10, $12. $U Hi J t Sf and up to $30. iS 5 t-Oveicoaw at $8, S, $10, $11. $13. 15, W,KJi I if- $19, $20. and up to $40, J;T (yl n.s at $1, S5, $0, 57, S3, $0,?10 $12, U,3 r H5 $w. yj!J y Ve ts at $2, $2 CO, 33, $3 60, $, 5,tJ t $5 1)0 to 89. Every parmont marked down on account ot dec.iue in cot ot manufacture. Clothing can now bp had cheaper than it may again for some time to come. WAhAMAKKR Ht ItttOWB, POeULAB Clothiko Hocse, Oak Hall, 6oulhf;ast corner ISistu and Mabkkt .streets. jrifif- Unriereiotlnng very cbeap. .im rvi AitltlKl). FLTf CTNEtt-KAltMAl,L. ln tle 21t f Vovpiii btr, 16 by tlie Kcv. Mimucl Imrhurretr. Mr, L I l FrltlilN'cJi to iiias UdKl MAUSU.VLL, bo'.h of this el y. LOVBIOY wmsii K on 'l ltursdaT, Ie:einler 27. at ibe residence o. the lrlJe'a p irenw the Kev. V. L Uobbins. U. ATiiivUloN LOVt-JOV to JiMILV K. V EMMKB both ol tliN city. I.OWRY-SKBVEIt On the 27th instant, b Friends' Ceremony, in the presence oi Maor McMlohuel. iHAKI.K-t 8. LOWkY and SI II. If 0 ., daughter uf ChrlstQjiber t. Server, ail ot l'hl aJolihla. DIED, the 2.h limtant, CARTER. On EDWARD CAR- TKK,Jr Ills relatives and friends are Invite! to attend the funeral, irom bl late residence. ariernville, lpiuwaro couutv Pa. on Wednesday, Jununr 3, ut 111 o'clock A. AI., without tutther notice. HrOKh-On Sunday morning, December iO, JO'JX A. AiOuUK. In tl.e Md vear oi' liu am. '1 e uiends and relatives a d thoae of the family are re.ipeoifullv invited tu attend the funeral, from the reti cence oi his son-in-law, l billp Y. Roohin, No 3111 War ren street West l'lihae plila oa Fonrtli-day af ternoon, Jauuary i. 1BG7, at 1 o'c.ock. To proceed to Darby. QTJK1 Ontlie2ilthIiiiant, Mrs. M ARU VHKr, rollut 01 tbe late John Quig, In tbe H9tU year of ber age. Her relatives and iriends, also the (lolden Ru e Associ ation, No. 21. 1. O. of P , ate reitpectiully Invited to iit niirt the tuneral, tiora her l ite residence, Mo. 43.1 K. 'J bompaon sireet, l.lgi teenth Ward on I'buradar eft. r Loon at 1 o'clock. To proceed to llauover Street Vault. REESIDE. On the 29th Instant ELLEN, daughter of the la.e Jcmos and Martha Ueeslde, in the 2 1st year of tier age. ihe re'atlves and friends of the faml'r are resnect -lullv invited to attend tbe funeral, trom her late resi lience, ho. 61!) N. Fourth street tu Wednesday tuurnlug fit lit o'clock. Serleesat HtJamet the Less. ' WAKBURTO N, FASHIONABLE HITTER, Ho- 4iCHSNtTT iltreei. Next door to I'ct Offlc.-1 JTXTRA STKONO BOY8' SLElJw AM) Li Slehtis. lovs' Stilts, with movable (ootieN u vailcty oi hos' Skate "nd chests oi Tool, lor sale hv I'Kl'llAJi AHUiW, Ko. 0? (Eight Thlrtv-Bve) M A RKJUHi.. baow Ni n . UIOITINO TRAYS AND BOWLS,. MINCI.VI V Knives and Machines, itinall Cleaxcis anil Chop nefstjor sa'e hv TRUMAN. SHAW, h o. tS I Fight Thlrtv-flvel MARKET St . bulovr lu i h . CRATERS' WttLLKN t'Al'9 AND LRATfIKH O Legklnga for keeping wirni and .comtortah'o the two extremes of ihe body, a id a tun s xriety oi bkatas. fursaio. ckat .'Uarpeu.d uud repaired be XRVUAM - SHAW, No. 8 (Elgbt Ihtrty-Sve) M A UKfcT BU. below Muif. COPARTNERSHIPS. DISSOLUTION F COrARTNliUSfllK -i he firm of J. W. SCOT r CO is this rtar rt iio'ved by l. iiultatlou 'lie huHtaess of tLc late rt.n win be settled at no. on vitx..- r v i nrreei JAMES W. HCOTT. A. B MA(llKk'A'u. V ILLIAU A. JAMKf.. Philadelphia, December 31. 1M. COPARTKtlHir VONC The undersigned har.t-bl y aso'atcd rtmsi!--, togviher uudut the tlm,,oi J W. wi OIT x C I.. ir iv purpose oi i ransaciu me ousmess oi munn.ai iuri iti hlurti sua runiixiwig iiiiaueuiea w y J.J. etc.. at lu. MlCHtSM't Street. JAK.i NV s jorr. A. 11. MAqARIOAL, W'I'.LI M V JAMES, .1. FltED. SCOT I. Phlladclihla, Janury I PHlLADrLFl'.U, DECK MB hit 31, 18CC Ibe flun ol WILII-M T. SNOi;OI.S & CO. ha been jisduv ulbsoiv. d (tiecomb.ti ill, lHWi ) bv urn tual C0UH4Qt. WII.LtAM T H TMMlUAbS. JAMtjij U. .SOIUUAfe.S. 1231 t COPAKTNKHMIIP. W1LU)V T SOliUlt!.!'. J IMK H. SKOD ORSH. W MTKR C. S N OlMI K M. auJTUOUAS R. Ml'HKAV lisve ai-Bociated together as WILLIAM t. HN iDOKO-S Sc CO., and will routlnue the tHotn liualuMS at Nr. 34 d. St COM) Stteetand No 2-1 HIKAWUKUIV 1 tr.et. 1SJOTICR.-I HAVK THIS DaY GIVEN AN J tmeroBt lu m. buiintsa to Mr. JOHN C NCOTT. RENE Ol'ILLOtT, Importer of Llnou (oods. 12 31 61 No. 1(1 li A K Btreet. 'ATFIKMATICA1. AND DRAWING IN9TRU niei t-. Wliatuan's Drawl i, a l nuein. Uerman nnri F nullah na tiers tv tb roll or slif. t. mounwd ol plain, at MWS di' CO.', ho. m CHEKM'T Streot. aM U 11 wsfU FOURTH EDITION THE IISTIVTVS;. Massacre at Fort Piill. Kearney. i"i-v-.rxw Official Report of the Affair. None of Colonel Fetteraan's Command Left to Tell the Tale. Ktc.i Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. SPKCIAL DI5lPAlMim TO BVENINd TRLKORAril. Washinotos, December 31, The Conimi-oioiier of ludiun Affairs has re ceived the following in regard to the massacre at Foi t Phil. Kearney: Fobt Laramik, Deceaiber 20, 160, An Indism arrived from Tongue river report that a large party of Muraccojovrs, Brules, Offallallocs, Crows, Unkaphaphos, Bluckfcet, and Sauaavocs left Tonaue rlvor on tho luh intant lor Fort Phil. Kearney, and ou the 22d instant the Iu dians were discovered near the fort. Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Fctteiuiuu, Cap tain Brown, and Lieutenant Grummond, with ninety cu1i,ted men, left the fort to pve battle. Nothing more wa heard from them until a prty sent out from the fort lound thera, atj a distance of four miles, lyino; dewl, Colonel Fet terman and his entire coinniiDd hainst beeu mssaacred by the Indians. W. T. Patrick, Upper Pfutte Ae?nt. PeruI. C'Jn.iHisrtioier T. C. Theaker, of tho Patent Oflic?, has gone to Ohio' to get raarricd. Ptiteiata. The bHsincs; of the Patent Office is slackening. The number ot patents-1 be issued for the week ending on6th of Jauujuy, being;' but oue hundred und fifty the suralles number for some Ume. The Tarutrti, The dileates of the different associations of German Turners belong'1115 t the Southeastern District of the Turnerbi;u.l, held their semi annual raeetiuflr la this city yesterdiy. This district is lormed by the aocl!itions of Balti more, Washington, Georgetown, Iiichmono and Martinsburg.- The leport ImnJed in showed a large inciease of membership. Preparations were mado for a general participation j the Blind's Tumfct, to cue off at Baltimore iu. June nest. Tlie- Stto-t,. We are having a suo hti'rin aud sleighing to-duy. flNAlStlAI. SEWS FROM El'ROPE TO-UAk, By the At'antie Submarine Cable. New ore, . December 31. Tbe following financial ;aid couinurcial deeatches have beeu. received through private sources: London, December 01 Nooti. U. S. Five twentits, 775: Coi sols. 8:i'; Illinois Ceutral. 79; PMe Railroad, 40 i. FaANKfOHr, December 5L IT. S. Five-twenty bonds. 761. Liverpool, December 31. A Antwerp quotes Petroleum nt telcerarn . fronii CIA francs- ior I'eiinsylvania rcuned. 'ihe current quot-atioii, here i-i 17d. per gHilou From New Orleans. Nfw Oki.bass. Dec. 30. The body of Uetii touaut Wil:-on isou it? way UTe from Galves ton, and will be lorwardei- to Ma-saeutiactte ou, its arrival. It is wtl-perel tbat tbe C'ou.irre'-sioual Inves tigation Committee lieelmcd the invitaiion to the citr bnnfiuet. for the renou that it itld not ith to comjirombte itHelt by oetnt; present.. A i ant of time, however; wa the reason alleged by the C'onUte. Two ships- cleaied ou SaSurdny for fJreiiwu with pattis'. outgoes of cotton. Weiican JVews. Charleston, December 30. Late Mt-xxau ndviccB at Orleans make no mention. ot the execution of Eieobedo, ana toe previous re poit Is therefore held t' be-unfounded.. Tbe co-operation of filjr-hal Baza me with Maximilian is regarded with distrust, as the two have been little better than opcn.euemies lor nearlv a year. Trade Is without any symptoms of w-t-overy. JiiHt'ez is expected at Dwraifro 1i a-week, aiid would make that pltiee bi seat ot govriinu'iit lor the pief-.eut. ' rtariuo Disaster. BotroN, Derfinber 31. The lif. Arireuu, o l'ro hlouce, from DonUm for New i"ork, wliiie iu Txrpauliu. cove durin; a gate of wind, en TutiUa.v, diuiriioil. both ot her urKor8, aud to prevt ur "oinpr.ou Ihc rocks cut ifcway the nirin mast, which iu fiilliui; curried uwn jt the foretop pallaut mast aud. th nitKzen-t3iDt. the was towed into New ISedtord on, Syiuda by the uteaoier Manbaset for repairs. I'ortlanu Decettiber SI TUo steamor Cbiesa peake, arrive! tVoiu New i'oi'k, lepoita se-etnc a 6.cbooi.er aahore in Tarpaulin, cove. M the Ptcanicrpfiwd, rte Pow nnlPi.-i Lifrht-eUip 6he found that it had shitted ltd position, re quired al.-t!U4e. Fiom Deimta'e. Wh.minotos. December SI. Th -amship Hopllorou8, of the Philadelphia and Liverpool line, went en t'ne Hats iu the Delaware, at if) A. M. on Sutuidiiy, but ROl oil' without damage at hifh water in the rveiuiip. Tht navisratiou of the C'lulstiaivl river at this port ie closed b Ice. Kljzbt inches of Miowhave fuliWn here, and ihe i-tonu still contious. Tbe Deliiwaxe Lenwlattue nice Is to-uorrotv at Dover. Tbe Demoeiatsi have two-thinN ot osoh branch. It is understood that the CViuptitu- fiitiul amendmeuk will be reiec-ted. Dank Failure at Syracuse. Ktbaousk, December 31. The Central City Bank failed to open its doors tin usual this lore noon. It is conjectured that the bills ol this bank have been thrown out by the Redeeming Apency in New York, nnd the bank has sus leiided operations because of its inability to aaeet the Government tax levied upon Its notes. New Yok Bank Statement. Ktw foBK, Deoember SI. The Bank statement fsued to nay shows the lo.lowiox a compared with the previous week : Increase o loan l,03l) 247 Decrease of siiecie 46,ili5 Increased circulation -S6 807 locrrae ot deposits 1 218,5-7 Decrease of legal-tendon 1.818 U75 From Canada Toronto, December 81. The remainder ot the Fenian prisoner here, utimberin.or thirty-two, will be tried at the next Assizes, commencing; January 10. They have been notified by the law officers of the Crown that they must nil be ready for trial, and that uo delay will con sented to, unless special cau&o bo shown. Lake Erie Closed. Buffalo, December 31. Navigation ou Lake lbs New Yorw Stock Mjrtcift ftt.-TIn ione mr- The rail wa market opened etronir. hut 'eolined on the an nouncement of the bunk etsv cnent. but Im pioved slightly at noon. Gova.r"n,el boadu aie firm, with moderate traniactiov"'9-" Jntct Markets by TclcffrPb- ' tir.w York Deoember 81. Cotton Brm .'" oawt at 31 84 Jc. for middling uplands. Flour ft.'-audi qntet; VK)bhls soldi State, $s 90n l2 -W ,'vOhio, 11 10n 13 00; Western, 8 601. 6'i SoutV". 1I1(;vo17. Wheat active) prices eteadv. CoV quiet, and quotations are nominal. Meof qntet, Dressed Hori ateadv at M 80; Western H 77,r C itv Pork Brmer i new me, mi i old, SU'.I t0; irira tl7(!il8 60. Iard quiet. Whisky dn'l. Mr. William Swlnton, joumalist and Iwok mokei, has engaged to write the history of the New York 7th Regiment during the war. It will' probably be called "The History of tl Non Combatants.'' SKATING PARKS. gKATOUlAL (I U E AT THH WEST I HILibELPRf a. SKATING PARK, THIRTY-FIRST and WALNUT BtieoUI. MI8 CAHR3F. AUGUSTA WrjORK, THE PKATO RI AL QIJ KKN . the greatest La'ijr Skater of too-ass, wW appear at tola Para to-dnv. 1'ark open until 111 o'clock at Mght. Hnow removed M fast aa it falls. Hnow will not stov Mian Moore akatfaz. Kot All atraters allowed on the ice Admlnlon. W ceuta. Take the Maiket and Walnut street cars. (.It gUPERB SKATING AT THE NATIONAL SKATING PARK, TWENTY-FIB8TSTHEET Matt COL(U BI, AVKM'E, THIS AFTERNOON' AND EVEN1S3I ITSFROT IS OMNIPOTENT l-THK PARK CLEAR OP" 8S0W, AND ALL READY FOR 07R FKI-Ot), Tak the Ridge Avenue Cats. Single AdmlMlott. 2A rci. u QEJfTRAL SKATING PAUK. FIFTEENTH AND -WALLACE GTREETS. The snow U beVng removed as f.ft u It lalla. Tbe rca riir splendid condition. Bkating attornoon and evading- Mane, illumination, r seworas, eic. e:., im u o clock, to-night it SKATING ANt MUiSIC.-NOTWlTUSTANl-lngtbtow atorra. there will he HKAT1NO A)' TUE KGY.M'OXF. PARK, THIRD antf JlOKKlt-l HireetM. THIS AtTERNOOM ao4 KVKMNO The Pa rk wan-flooded etenlay giving H b excellent annace A force is kept removing the. now, leaving the ice In fine condition for Skating lit SKATES. SKATKS ! 8 KATES! ! S K A T L S 1 1 1 PHILIP W1LSOU A CO., No. 409 CBEHNTJT Stwwt, have lust received ti e largest assortment of. Ladle and Gents'. Girls' anil Dos' tkates ever offered by them. W t have fitted up a room excluslveir for l.adle-i. Ir the sal e of Ice Hkb;s, 1 silo- Ukates. and, Ukates o ere rj de.ieriptiou Alao-Rl'bBKR SHOIES, 8Kiriyo Mi'Ft'a, NK.I'IV. JOKKTS. and everv description ox Kohher Goods, Pari or Croquet. i'arlorlSaseltall.bt' WILSON". HACKRA CO., U41m Ko.4WCHESNUr Street. LOOK AND LIVE! ELECTROPATHY'; Drs. CALLOWAY, WHITE &BQLLES THE OLD MEDIC AE. ELECTRICIANS, Ant) TEACHERS of this new system oi coring dlseasex, would oall the atten Hon of the sick and atllieted to their n system of pract ice, which has already nalaed great popularity In this cl ty. Iurlng the past six years vr 1 ave tieated TWES .TV THOLSABD person suffering Horn tbe various fo rms of disease inianr of them by lclal guarantee, charging nntlilnx It we toiled) and in almost every ci utc a cure ha beeu eitesUxj. Ri Hit following HOJdK CKRTIFICATE.S. AS ASTOSISllI iiG CUdE AMPUTATiOS PRE. I was cured In t hrce weeks by Drs. G ALLOW A Y and Will IE ol an ult .erated leg, which caused much sailer bur, and even il ireatened amputation. Since my own meat cure seven il ol my trienus suffering lrnm Neural gia, tkln J.iea se. Kyspeiwla, and other oomplalnu. have also lwa perleoUy cured. I will choeri'uiu ajiswer the tuqi dries of tho diseased and Buffering . ,a, r. ABRAHAM FLUKE, INo. ISM Cauiac street. Philadelphia. IMP0RTA5T CURK8 OF OBSTINATE JDISFAAFM Charles 1. Uounn. Chronic Dvsoa l:aia. V m i vr Seventli street . " " daiues urowi i, Influunatlon ot Stomach and Bowel, me street, al loveHlxth. Henry Ittt'crr. fieuramia of the Eve. Twnniv.thi Pearl sireets. " ' ' ' iredertok Wilson, Dyspflheia and Throat Diseasa. Continental J.lote.. , . t . Kirit.nae, Krdleptle lts, No. 120 Market strset. William AI organ. . Kldiiav ltlaeasit niul liana,i i. hlllty. No. 4i0bpruce street. MarousD. Wilcox, Catarrli of twelve years' eUndhur Commercial HoteL - Maumei u. vt lieelcr, Astbroa of teni ytars' stardin Continental Hot L Kuianuel Roy, Attomey-at Law,- Dyspepsia, t'o. Tirl Baunoiu street. Horace C. n QUlow, Weakness of the Kidneys, Frank lord, 11. C. BburtlaOt Caaer In Stomach. No. 371i Marker sueut. J. M Bnlt, Rbeitmatlsm, No. l.t-23 . Bruad street. Junah 1 ( i s ilroucblal Consnruptlba, No. Hi Market street. Edward I'. Evans, vreacber ot the Be". E. Churoh, Dys pepsia ot ii . -ig standing, Larynglthsaud Luubago, &i. tiii llelniuih street. J ames Nugent, Deafness ft)r six years, and ringlag ao l roaring In tue hnsji, Wilmington, Delaware. i noniai Uarrois severe DUbots, Rose Wills, West PhtlaUelpK'a. tieorne Grant. Rheumatic Goat, long standing. No. Vl!IChesnuttrfV, 11. T. lesilvef ,T"-Otlc Ntuialula aiid IuUutuiiiatorr BbeumatiMi), No. FiJii cheiiuut street Edward. McHaliun, CouitUBiitfou, Ni,, 1211 Front J. hleket, Chronic Brocjhlt, ConstltaUon, and Con gestlon if tue Brain. No- 'U t allowhtll stieeL Chares M. Dayton, Jnuvai of Mtu Uwer llmlak Olrard Uoim. Ji.hu McCoiuiick, I!uUo!ft-M yo. IMC RUlic-avenue. . Cl.arluH E. liuclilafUrtui, Uruiary Ulitlen'.ty, No. t)3i Filbert street. Aiiuila Davis, Chronic IiTlia, Forrest House. j. J lloopes, ton:i stajif.lug HRiatioa, and K'unrgnJ Prostate Olaud, Darby township, aelawiure couiy, Whllain H Shnvef, Liver Cumialut., tiennatiiawa. Joseph W. Fow.th, Acute lUeauusUsiu, ia,. liAt E.hcVouser, Giod Paralyiis, K. 415 N., Seoond Many ot ilf Pr " , ewvol m aw. than a ""nB Tbe Institution, No. U3U, oue door from Thlr tetiith street, w the only hoti'a lu thU city where our system H practised. Vrrinc'mted par is In other locall'ies. who c aim to tieat, diseasea. ax-cording to eur late discoveries, ni thosviore be .-warded witu. PllYStblAXS and S'snDVINT I can ..inter at any tlta for a full coutse ot Instruction lu this Uut.i Discovuil In the kU-allug Art BOOKS AMD TUE MOST IHPHOVED ISSXaiaV MKNTK FUKNISIlliD. An Interesting circulur uynllcd bv addressing IRii. tIALLOVVAY. WHITE BJLLES, No liSiMV ALNCr Sweet. rhtladelphta. Consultation bee. U ; w3ui CRICC, VAN CUNTEN & CO. bRI-G, VAN OCNTEN CO. GRICG, Via GTJNtES 4 CO. ORK G, VAN GUNTEN k CO. ARE BELLING ARE SELLING ARK SELLING ARE SELLING ARE SELLING ARB SELUKQ THEIR ENTIRE STOCK OF CLOTHING THEIR ENTI11.E8TOOK OF CLOTHINQJ , TBEIR EN1IUK 8TOOK OF CLOTHING! r AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES, AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. ' AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES, NO MARKET STREET, NO. " MAJtKF.T STREBT,- H H w ?!' 0a Vi tWw tw an, new oi "i New Tobk. Decemb Sl2'1'i l'' 1'ort's financial article s.iyo : 1 n" ,,,(' kct is fully supplied, at 1 pei" Ve",V Tu A