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...mir. fipimom or tub LKAMHO JOURNALS EVKRf ' CCBBBNT TOPIC fc0MPII,KD DAT FOB THE IVKNimi TBLB1BAPH. Thi BltekDtM of DrUnei. . From the Independent. GreaUr to our astonlaliment, we found our Selves quoted a few days ago as In favor of Sensing prostitution.- No. " 'We 'have ever discussed the ghastly subject, and have never wPrwod ; ??InIV.WM. another'.' ' A 'f we'oU- nn V1.ef Darra" tive Qf a tour which we made through the haante.'. of infamy in "New York, we inoi dentally alluded to the huleous magnitude of the! evlla' this city, audio the prautioa .diffl cultta in the way of ropprtqalng t)r retrain ing it. ' LnV.ua expreai our views uninwtaka- Mitt?Buljieci is only half as diaa'greeaMe to cur' readers m to ourselves; we -hereby beg thefr pardon for asking their attention to it a third tune within three weeks. "Licensing-proatitution" is , one thing, ana enforcing upon it a "Banitary regulation is a totally different thing. When we lately spoke of suoh "sanitary regulation," of course our city readers knew that our allasioi was to the r,rateeworthy efforts of the gentlemen com posing the iWd of Health, who, together with the 1 Police ' Comuiirfaloners, , constitute the ExcW Commission.. As -to "hoensing prosti tution" the clergy and , the police, instead of holding opposite views,-as we are quoted to have said; hold, as we happen to know, identU cally tha ame .views that is,' both the jelergy and the police are equally opposed to licensing. .TJuring our invest cations, we did not , meet, a single policeman among .the. many with whom we conversed, who expressed himself in favor of ."licensing '. prostitution." On the other hand, we met with only a solitary policeman who was not heartily in favor of the ''sanitary regulation" which Mr. SchulU, Mr. Aoton, and the other gentlemen to whom we have referred have - wiely imposed on prostitution. As an illustration, .thanks to these men,' n6 house of prostitution in this city i now allowed to sell liquor. If, therefore, the 1 police hear that in any dan'oe-house in Water street a glass of liquor has been sold, the ' very fact that it was: sold in such a house is, of itself, evi dence that it was sold without a license. How,, until Mr. Acton . and his oolaborera made this courageous and wholesome regu lation, every dauce-house was not only a hrothel, hut also a grog-shop. The objec tion by the solitary policeman to whom we have referred was that if, for instance, a drunken sailor, after purchasing his liquor at one place and his debauchery at another, Bhould at last find himself robbed, it would Le almost impossible for the police to track the theft to the place of commission. Accordingly, the officer was of opinion that a crime could be better detected if there were but one place, instead of two, at which the police were to look for the criminal, lint we do not agree with the objection of this officer. On the contrary, we approve the " counter-practice of the Commissioners. Jt deems to us eminently expedient in fact, absolutely necessary to cut off the liquor by which the dance-houses are set on fire of hell. Jut, if this view be correct, then it is as plain as a pike-staff that except for the Excise law a measure which, in our judgment, is one of the moBt salutary ever devised in the interest of pnblio order no such prohibition of grog selling could be accomplished. And yet seve ral well-known clergymen, and other radical temperance men, severely condemn this same beneficent Excise law, feeling themselves com promised by it on the ground that it "licenses" the sale of liquors. Now we think that such clergymen, if they would take the trouble to make such a trip as we lately made, would be convinoed by the police that the Excise law, and the regulations of the Comniitssioners as to houses of prostitution, are needful and in dispensable public measures. The Rev. Dr. I5acon lately wrote at con siderable length in these columns to show that a prohibitory liquor-law could not be made, even in Connecticut, to accomplish the pur poses for which temperance men designed it., Still less, in our opinion, can such a law he made a success in this city. But the Excise law thanks to its inherent common sense,' and also to its magnificent enforcement 1 is a daily victory. Now the chief and most im portant instrumentality of this victory is this very regulation against houses of prostitution. Let us give another illustration of "sanitary Tegulatlon." We quote from the Board of Health's report to the Legislature: "All keepers of houses of prostitution and assigna tion shall be registered; so shall all prostitutes who live in these houses." These names, ac cordingly, are kept in alphabetical order, in a ledger of shame not open to public inspec tion, but for the use of the police. Now, vio lent objections are made by certain moralists to this registration, on the ground that it savors of "licensing" or "legalizing." But the police know, it a few clergymeu do not, that to blot out this book and to destroy this list would be to endanger tha good government of the city. Moreover, if the Board of Health keeps, as a "sanitary regulation," a record of Dirius, aeauis, ana marriages, why shall it not also keep, a "sanitary regulation," a record of houses of prostitution f Let ua add another , illustration not of a 'sanitary regulation," but of what we regard as hyper-critiuism upon such regulations." In some of the hospitals and dispensaries which receive aid from the State, and which of course treat their patients without charge, it is pro posed by the hyper-moralists to charge all patients whose diseases are incurred through prostitution, oh the ground that there must te some moral mark set upon such diseases above other diseases. Now, if it be morally wrong that a publio hospital should treat cer tain diseases without pay, then it la morally Wrong to treat such diseases for pay. In other words, the simple payment of money by the patient does not, in our opinion, alter the moral character of the act of attempting to restore such a person to health. In fact, it Beems almost incredible that such objections should be made by reasonable people; but they have been made to suh a voluminous degree, and by Buch eminently respectable parties, that the Board of Health have been oonstrained to report them to the Legislature for adjudi cation 1 There is such a thing as "straining at a gnat and swallowing a camell" In regard to "licensing prostitution," the French plan, which compels every practitioner of the hellish trade U procure a license, has Leen lately discussed pro and con by several New York journals, particularly with a view to its enforcement in the lower and infectious wards of the city. No careful investigator, . with the horrible facts plain before his eyes, ran be insensible to what may be Dlausiblv paid of immediate sanitary gain by the appli cation of the license system. It is universally l elleved in Paris, tor instance, that if any ether than the French plan were to be applied to city, the result would he a contagion; THE DAILY and the license system is, therefore, main tained as a sentinel over the publio health. Undoubtedly the license system, if suddenly applied whew it has noi bnretofore exiftted, may 'produce a ohcuk for the Umelming. t But not only, in a moral point of view, ia such a remedy worse' than the diseaso, but, lu" prac tical point lf view, the remedy itself speedily proves to. be no., remedy at all; for iu the long, run it only magnifies the evil which it soeks to diminish. To make prostitution physically safe is not the way to destroy, but only to promote it. Let us add a single word more to repeat what we have - heretofore solemnly urged. The true remedy for "the social evil" is not ill a license Byfttefn; aot in the Board of Health,', not in the Excise law, not v in auy thing under hpaven except in a multiplication of honor able and profitable employments for dependent w'omen. If the- thousands of .prostitutes of this . city had originally had a. fair chanoe "of earning a livelihood by 'a decent trade, not, five hundred of the whole number would ihave set their feet in the path of shame. Awful,: norriuie, iragio is the responsibility which justly- rests on those respectable men and women clergymen and church members 1 who create and maintain a publio opinion that denies to women nearly all the opportunities, which it accords ta men for earning one's daily bread I : . Fling ,open the doors - to a thousand. . new . : employments 'for 'women,' and' the prostitutes' 'of this 'city would,' by hundreds, retrace their steps and endeavor to re-enter a virtuous life. "Bui employments for.' woman, likeemployinents .for men, swing on the hinge of "elective franchise. It is folly to, attempt to work a reform. in the industrial and social status of dependent women through any ' less tnorougn ana euecuve agency than the ballot in woman's own hand. " If ' we refer to this subject bo repeatedly, it- is. only because it is so important. ' We cry aloud . and spare not. Christian men and women everywhere 1 if you seek to uplift the degraded and tainted daughters of a cruel social oraer, tear off the basdages which blind your eyes to the greatest of all American questions the beautiful, bene ficent, and sacred question of Impartial Suf frage without distinction Of color or' sex. May God advance the cause to a speedy victory 1 , i I What to Do With the South. From the Tribune. , The election in Washington City is the first gun of the campaign. The negro vote has enabled ns to carry that city by a very decided majority. If ' our friends had managed , the canvass with a little more prudence, we might ' have increased the vote. The leading Repub lican pai ers had a kind of incoherent way of appealing to the prejudices of the negroes, endeavoring to arr ay class against class, and bring to the ballot box a spirit- of' vengeance. This was deplorable, and was only neutralized by the ridiculous stupidity of the Copperheads who began the canvass by calling the negroes gorillas, and ended it by fraternal demonstra tions of attachment. In Washington, the negro vote is a power, and we entreat our friends not to excite and degrade it by insist ing upon anger and revenge. , 1 ' ' We have carried Washington, and we can carry the South. These military times must end, and the speedier the better. They are doing their work well, but it is like surgery, or a severe course of medicine the sooner it is . over the better. We want to have the South fully aroused and educated, and made to feel the sublime dignity of the suffrage. Especially must this be done with the negro. The very" fact that the negro pomes from slavery, that he has been down-troddon, that he walks as one in darkness, because the light so long hidden hursts freshly upon him, should make us prudent. . We should feel well satisfied to-morrow if fifty thousand negroes were to go up to the polls and vote with the opposition, provided they voted " conscien tiously. We should deplore any course that arrayed class against class, that made sex, color, or nationality a rallying cry. Voters should not accept the ballot as an instrument of vengeance, as the means of gratifying hatred. Our friends, in dealing with the negro, should ignore every argument of bitterness. The policy of vengeance skirts the Rocky Moun tains, and has a few followers, we believe, in beleaguered sections of the country where the mails do not run regularly; but no sincere Re publican believes that any good can come from, blood-dabbling or rooting among the graves of, the gallant dead. We wish no more howling or gnashing of teeth. It will only bring dis comfort, unrest, endless toil, and trouble. We want hearty peace, confidence, nationality. This can be done with the South, and in doing it we can carry many of the Southern States. We want to meet the conservative men of the South in a fair and square contest. Let any issue be made tarili, revenues, inter nal improvements any Issue of legislation and politics, and we Bhall strive with them to lead them into the true path. The use of politioal discussion is to convince, and the negro needs conviction as well as his white fellow-citizen. He must be made to see that it is for the glory of the Republic that the Republican party should be charged with the national adminis tration. Wise men must teach them this. Wilson and Kelley did well, and others follow them competent to instruct. The sentiment of Chief - Justice Chase, tele graphed the 5th instant to the Tribune by our special correspondent iu Raleigh, is one mat we enaorse. ua spoKe to the negro, and with the wisdom and dignity befit ting the Chief Justice oi the United States. "I rejoice," he said, "that 1 have the oppor tunity to meet you now, and to moot yon with all men upon au equality and equal before the law. We have passed through a fiery trial; hut with the peace which has followed we have freedom ; and let us all, without excep tion of color, aid in restoring our whole coun try. That, I believe, is and ever will be the desire of my heart." This should he the mes sage of every Republican. Wo see that Frede rick Douglas is about to make a tour among the negroes. Good will come from this. Mr. Douglass knows the Bentiment of the North. He is a generous, sagacious, good man, and will have a marvellous influence with the ne groes. We charge him, as one having a high responsibility, to lose no opportunity of mak ing the reconstruction of the South perfect by commending peace, and charity, and good-will, to consolidate every class, to urge upon his brethren the highest duties of nationality. If this is well and wisely doue, we shall save many years of (strife. Let the South be Hooded with missionaries of peace. Let the rural sec tions be traversed, the cross-roads visited the village churches, the schools, and plantations. Mere orations in large cities are well as a be ginning, but the cities contain only a small portion of the Southern people. Let every county be visited, and let the canvass be car ried to the hearthstones. A thousand good men could do a work in the SoutU in the next two years that will be felt for generations. Let them be sent, and let them do their work in the spirit of kindness and love. Congress ud the Currency, Fi on the Herald. (IrAwlair In lila mi)pnvrv with the Union J League Club, called the members narrow minded blockheads. . Our contemporary used EVENING TELEG R A FIT a very appropriate term to designate these stupid little politicians. They are a conoeited Bet offellows, without brains, who think they area imighty' power, and should wohtrol the affairs of -the country" n well as the opinions and personal condiic of men. i But they are not tla? only narrow-minded blockheads, by a loiig" way. The'leriu "may "be" applied to Greeley himself for his vagaries about specie payments, the ourrenoy, a high tariff; social istic theories and misplaced philanthropy. Looking at the ' maiingement of our publio affairs, this expression, unfortunately, is ap plicable to most of those in official positions. i How fitly this term--narrow-minded block heads may be applied, for example, to the Judiciary Committee of C6ngres8 I' This Com mittee was appointed ostensibly to investigate serious charges " against " the President and grave matters affecting the .administration of the Government. The people were led to be lieve that there was - evidence enough before . Congress and in the hands' of those who pro posal the Committee to Justify investigation.. ( The Committee .has, virtually concluded, its ' labors and voted upon a report. . What is the result f Wluit, after many months of searching inquiry and after the expenditure of a large sum ol money, has it aisooverea r A mare'S neSt; nothing more.' a majority or the ' mem bers 'have agreed ' to ' censure the'' Presi dent; '.finding' na i ground -"for knpeafih- , ment. i yi course tney. must do something to endeavor to save themselves,.; Congress, and the Republican, party . from ridicule; and they could do nothing less than make up a case for censured And what was the nature of the investigations of this. Committee of narrow ' minded blockheads ? Great questions of pub lio policy f No; they were chiefly confined to matters of a private nature of miserable gossip and hearsay twaddle of Tom', Dick, and . llarry. , These sapient committee-men were abxious to know what the President drank and how much he drank; whether he drank Bourbon whisky or wine;, how. muohr water he mixed with it; if, he used sugar, and how many times a day he took his toddy They wanted to know who went in the front door and who in the back door of the While House. with a great deal more of such .contemptible ana impertinent Btuu. Much lias been the ' woik inwhioh they were engaged for 'months, and such is the result. But the greater part by far of, the members of Congress have shown, themselves to be in other respects narrow-minded blockheads Look, for example, at their policy in keeping the wounds of the war open so long for mere , partisan purposes, when the country needs peace, restoration, and harmony, in order to stimulate the productions of the South, to relieve us of the immense expenses of a large military establishment and the Freedmen's Bureau, and to enable us to meet the enor mous demands of the Treasury Department. Look at the acts passed for bounties, for jobs of every description, and to protect certain local interests by burdening and restraining the industry of the country generally. The most rigid economy is needed, if the country is to be saved from an addition to the debt, or if either the interest or principal of the present stupendous debt is to be paid. The utmost freedom should have been given to industry and trade, and production should have been stimulated by removing as far as possible the burdens upon it. But in stead of that the most lavish and reckless expenditures have been made, and industry has been burdened and paralyzed to the ut most limit of forbearance. Look at the stu pidity of Congress in giving to the national banks, a monstrous and dangerous institution, the profits of a national circulation worth over twenty millions a year; a currency of three hundred millions, the profits of which rightly belong to the Government and the people, and which should be saved and applied to the ex tinguishment of the debt. Look, too, at the insane attempts to contract the currency, and thereby to reduce the means and increase the burdens at? a. time when money should be abundant, in order to increase production and to bear the weight of debt and taxation. Never were there such blockheads composing a great legislative body. Never was a country so much in need of statesmen, i. What shall we say of the Secretary of the Treasury J Mr. McCulloch, through his recom mendations to Congress and through his imbe cile management of hi3 depaitmeut, has been greatly instrumental in bringing us to a condi tion verging upon bankrnptcy. We say verg ing upon bankruptcy, because the Treasury is being emptied faster than it is supplied. The expenditures are greater than the income, and the national debt, instead of being reduced, hereafter is Jikely1 to. be increased, lie, of course, is a national bank man; for he cannot see beyond bank interests. Banking was his vocation, and though he may be capable of managing a small country bank, he has no con tention of national finances. He recommended a contraction of the currency, and proceeded to contract it as far as Congress stupidly gave the power, until he found danger staring him in the face. Instead of letting the volume of cur rency remain as it was, particularly as the country was prospering and the debt being paid, until a large portion of the whole of the debt could be. liquidated in the same depre preciated money in which it was taken, he wanted to force Bpecie payments, and thus compel the people to pay, with less means, thirty to forty per cent, more than they ever received or ought to pay. The term "narrow-minded blockhead," which Horace Gree ley used to the Loyal League Club, may be very fitly applied to, him. Ha should leave the Treasury Department to abler hands, and go back to his small brokerage business in the country. We want no other currency than what we have, except that greenbacks should be substituted for the national bank circmla tion. We want the debt to be paid in this currency, and the country to grow up gradu ally and naturally to specie payments. The consequence will be that, if the country and the Treasury Department continue to be governed by narrow-minded blockheads, the people will soon get uneasy uudcr the weight of debt and taxation. They will not be will ing to pay for the misgovernment and extrava gance of partisans and imbeciles. We shall soon hear the word repudiation uttered, mmch as bondholders dread it. This country is not without examples. Great nations have creatod enoimous debts in struggles for national existence, and afterwards repudiated them. Where is the debt of France, created before and duiing the great Revolution ? The sponge was used there mercilessly. England, even, virtually repudiated her debt in part by reduc ing the interest. Other strikiug examples could be adduced to show the danger of repu diation when a people are goaded by misgov ernment, or the weight of debt becomes in supportable. The danger ia greater when the law-making power is iu the hands of the whole people the tax-payers, who would have little sympathy with the bondholders or capitalists, ehould they find themselves deceived or op pressed. We Bay, then, to Congress, to the administration, and to all interested in the payment of the debt, beware what vou do, or you will hear that terrible woM, j epudiation, believe. , , ; ., , you may PHIL ADELPIH A , FRIDAY, Fro It and Urals Proapecta. Pr om the Tribune. The prospects for fruit through the whole country iityer were more, flatlei uig. 'Itlajtoo, late for frosts to (do hny amag, and dnly thb ' enrcniio and some other tinseota ran dimiuish the yield; but whatever Jthey ' may do will be insignificant. Strawberries have been received from Vir ginia, and nowaro arrlviag from Delaware and Maryland. In a very few days we shall have them flom New Jersey.' The" amount plaited and to be marketed is larger than in any other year, not only,in, the vloinlty of New, York, but of all other cities and towns in the country. Whether they will sell at reduced price re mains to 1e' sfcon.' To' thd grower this la an important question. lie is expecting 'that firlces Will keep up, because- a taste for fruit itts been cultivated, and has" ' only ' kept pace with increased planting.," Peaclvea will be in. full, supply, caroely a peach ,orohftrd will fail to bear. In localities where this fruit' has been abandoned, the : fruit trees tliiat here and' there remain are seen loaded with .fruit; - and even old and ap parently withered branches bear their, tooth some, burdens.. As everybody ;iikeB .peaches, ! bo that a cultivation of,, a taste for them was impossible, prioes will not exceed those of r dinary years, though it must be. considered that large supplies will be needed for canning, as oniy a very Hraaii biock was put up last reason. The first arrivals are expected from Virginia, as the orchards further South daring the war went to decay. Raspberries and other pmall fruits will be abundant. ' Doolittle's Black Cap Is growing in. favor, and this year Will hrst appear in many markets. A few of the new varieties of blackberries will be , offered, and those interested will be enabled to compare them With the Lawton. which is , not only late, hut so sour that a substitute is greatly needed. The prospect for wheat and oijher Email grain still is good, and this not . only through the Eastern. Middle, mirl VVnat. era States, but also through the whole South. In some of the Cotton States where wheat seldom was sown they have many nice fields, which form a rare and beautiful sight. Regarding corn, tha prospect at present, par ticularly in the West, is not very bright. In the Eastern and Middle States ail the uplands ! intended for corn, and all the valleysif suffi ciently dry, have been planted within the last , ten days, and, ' as the weather is . warm, the snoois are rapidly appearing above ground. , . .The weather is still wet. In the West large fields are unploughed because they lay low. In other sections, where planting was done early, bo much cold weather followed thai k I great deal of seed rotted, and replanting is I nl.ll.l TIT1 J It 1 . . uiiaTuiuouic. tvueie jjiuuuu was piouguea in the fall and ridged up the seed is sound, and these few days of warm weather are bringing it up. Still, a large breadth remains un planted, and only dry weather will permit the iarmer to worn, as the days now are long, and the sun very hot. cround will dry ranidl v. and if corn is planted any time within two weeks, and an average season follow, we can have a good crop yet; for in the great corn region the variety planted will mature iu from ninety to a hundred days. Vndcr Which Ureeley, Republicans T From the World. When the Constitutional Convention retun 8 from burying Mr. Hiscock and praising him to its task of framing a constitution for the State of New York, its members, the majority at any rate, will have to consider whether they will follow, in the discharge of their duties to their party and their State, the example of the author of a recent letter to the Union League Club, or that of a somewhat obstreperous and forth-putting member from Westchester by the name of Greeley. . The vigorous eplstola rian who rated his duty to hia country, to the laws, and to himself as a magnanimous patriot so much more highly than his duty as a mem ber of the Republican party and of the Loyal League Club, sets up one standard of action. The member at large from Westchester, who admits with reluctance that half the people of New York are Democrats, but is quite sure that the Republicans have a majority in the Constitutional Convention, wants them to "assume the job,", and proposes himself to boss it, sets up quite another standard of duty. It is for the Republican members to make their choice. They cannot serve these two masters. . They must either be partisans or they must be patriots. Under which Greeley, Republicans? Greeley of Westchester, or Greeley of Union Square ? If they prefer to be patriots they will refuse again to go into a party caucus. They will biing to the debates of the Convention and of the committee rooms their best attention and intelligence, not a surrendered, transferred, concluded judgment. . They will seek to make the supreme law under which we must all live the best law for all; and, since they them selves are no more citizens than their bitterest political opponents, they will seek to frame a law as acceptable to those opponents as to themselves. They will not confound the struggles-of the stump with the debates of a law -li aming convention, nor imagine that party plattorms are to be the substructure of a constitution. They will welcome rather than repulse the suggestions of the minority, and prefer conciliating their support of the final draft above enduring their defeat in a contest over' its adoption. They will conclude nothing in a caucus, hardly those things for which a caucus would vote unanimously. They will debate everything freely and fairly, and with a determination to make the minority morally as responsible for the Constitution as they themselves are to be. They will use their intellectual power first, their numerical power last, esteeming a victory where votes are weighed rather than counted better suited to the character of a Constitutional Conven tion. They, will esteem the duty which they ow e to their party to be only that, in such a body, which they owe to their fellow-citizens and the State, and not as being a more boundun duty to the men who voted for themselves than the men who voted for their opponents. Because, in free Governments pslitical con tests ought to be waged upon and above their constitutions. "Her Majesty's Government" and "Her Majesty's "opposition," are not liner phrases than we can understand and apply in a republic, and they signify nothing unless it be that there is a constitution, a (supreme law, behind both. It will be easier work to be caucus partisan according to the advice of the member at large frx.m Westchester. That will reduce the bulk of the Convention at once by more than a half. To proclaim the decisions of the majority of the majority less thau a third of the Convention will be easier than to guide the decisions of the whole body. To manage a caucus will be far less difficult than to per suade a convention. Certainly in this way the Constitution can be more easily built into the likeness of some Syracuse platform; aui certainly iu this way the Bolehin choice of a form and Btruoture of government can be levelled to our annual fights over its admiu- JUNE 7, 18G7. OldMye r'j ", illti. LARGEST '; AND DlCtsT' ' '8TOC3K "' 'OF ' LFTrJE v.O U; R Y ExLiy H I S K E 3 IN THE LAND IS NOW POSSESSED BY HENRY S. MAIMNIS & CO., ! . Ncs. '218 and 220 SOUTH FROUT STREET J l1101 ! " "1Bl,iB 7--lki' " VERT All VAWIAOEOtTS , Tlitlr BiOtk. (if BJ. WTtlMtlta, IN BOND, rompri.,, ,n th. f.-,. M . l-lbtral rentfurta imade 1h lots fctrlre at Piniiu..i. d.h . Carpetings," Canton Mattings, Oil C!:th$. Great .Varietv,; Lowest Cash Prices. . . - - '.'. : . . i , . ' . ... BEEVE L. KNIGHT & SON, "" ' SO, 807 CHEJiNTJTT STREET, ' , (Below IbeQIr&rd House). isiration. ' Certainly, in this , way which Mr." Greeley of Westchester advises and inaugu rates by bis language, his demeanor, and his advice, the influence of one-half of Ihe people of the State of New York, in the framing of their fundamental law, can be reduced to zero; easily thus the practioal sagacity, the learning; the. experience, the wishes (perhaps even the mere wishes of two millions of people ought to count for something) which the Democratio party have contributed to the Convention, may be chucked out of the win dow the first week of , the, Convention's sit tings, and the Republican party have it all their own way, with Greeley alone to "boss the job," and make a supreme law for all the rest of his iellow-citizens. This is certainly the easier course. To be partisans is always easier than to be patriots. When the Convention returns from burying Hiscock, and praising him, its members will have it to consider whether it is best worth while to study the scriptures addressed to the faithful in Union Square, or to execute the threatenings and slaughter breathed out by Mr. Greeley in the Assembly chamber. SPECIAL NOTICES. ZJ- UNION LEAGUE HOUS, MAY 15. 1807. - At a meeting of the Board ot Directors of the rUION LEAGUE OF P1I1LADKLPUI A. held March 1Z, 18G7, the following Preamble and Resolu tions were adopted: Whereas, In a republican form ot government it Is of the highest Importance that the delegates of the people, to whom the sovereign power Is entrusted, should be so selected as to truly represent the body politic, and there belDg no provision ot law whereby the people may be organized tat the purpose ol such selection, and all parties having recognized the neces sity of such organization by the formation of volun tary associations lor this purpose, and W hereas, There are grave detects existing under the present system ol voluntary organization, which It Is believed may be corrected by suitable provisions ol law; now, therefore, be It Resolved, By the Board of Directors of the UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA, that the Heoretaiy be and is hereby directed to oll'er eleven hundred dol lars in prizes for essays on the legal organization of the people to select candidates for olllce, the prizes to be as follows, viz.: . . f The sum of Ave hundred dollars for that essay which, in the Judgment of the Board, shall be first In the order of merit; ... Three hundred dollars for the Becond; , Two hundred for the third, and I. . .' , 6ne hundred for the fourth. :' "' The conditions upon which these prizes offered are as lollows, viz,; l int, All essays competing for these prizes nrat be addressed to OKOKGE H. BOKEK, Secretary of the Union League of Philadelphia, aud luunt be received by him before the F11UJT DAY OF JANUARY, 18'W. and no communication havlug the author's name at tached, or with any other Indication of origin, wlU be considered. Second. Accompanying every competing essay, the author must enclose his name and address wltniu sealed envelope, addressed to the Secretary of the Union League. After the awards have been made, the envelopes accompanying the successful essays shall be opened, and the authors notified of the result. Third. All competing essays shall become the pro perty of the Unlou League; but no publication of rejected essays, or the names of their authors, shall be made without consent of toe authors lu writing. By order oi the Board ot Director.!. UKOBUE1I, AOKEB, 6181m BKl'ttETARY. OLD 'RYE WHISKIES. : ' , TRADE CIRCULAR. ' 1'uii.ADk.i.i'iiiA, June l.lRfiT. Having, since lit January, diligently st-arcuei all the markets where OLD WlUbKiHci aregeaorally to be tumid, as well as the regloi s producing mem, aud having bought up all good lots held at reasonable priced, we are now fully prepared to meetthegrowing ueujaud ol the TRADE for our regular standard Acme grades. Our stock Of REALLY VERY OLD RYE WHIS KIES being, previous to January 1, the largest and bmt held by hi y one bouse. Is now, by reason of these u-osl extensive purchases, doubly so. In addition til Ilia immense amount oi stock lu our Stores, No. 218 aud :mo H. iliOM' btreet, we have elylit Hours of l aiiernon's extensive Warehouses tilled with choice lots of Whiskies, both FREE and in lujrtl). Foreseeing an eventual great scarcity of Whiskies haviug two, three, and more - summers upou them (and which scarcity now exists), we have, durlug the last four years, tiulormly availed ourselves or the momentary peiifHts of dullness and depression of the ' Trutle to ouiHly gather stock, thereby saving the ire queut and increasing advances lu price. Ko scarce has stock become, that even since the publication of our Inm Circular (February -ia) an advance ol per gallon has taken place In Fine Whiskies possesi. 1 1 m three to teu years' age. As to bonded Flue Kye Whiskies of oue fetid two summers, an advance has been realized In suiue time of z6(i76c, per gallon, ac cording to quality aud brand. Dealers desirous of laying away lots or fine Rye Whisky, lor improvement and luvesiuieul, during the summer, cuu be accommodated ou most .advau Ifciteous terms, ' ' Our principal. Mr. II. S. Usnnls, has for the last seventeen years given his devoted aud almost exclu sive aututiou to the cultivation of this oue braucli of the liquor trade, gaining thereby, perhaps, more prac tical experience and good Judgment lu the selection of the right material for lmprovemeut by age than any one now eugaged in the bualueas. For these retibous, together with possessing ample facilities In every other respect, ana the at ail times requisite will to do well, our customers and the trade may rest as sured Unit Hie advantages ollurtd theui are manifest and niHolfold, 6 6 3i HENRY S. HANNI3 A CO. f3?r BT0CKI10DKK8, MKfcTINO. THE k3 FARMERb-aNbilEOHAMUj' WATIOMAL liiKK, -.. Philadbxvhia, May iS, 1(67. A General Meeting of the stockholders of The Farmers' aud ftlechanlca' Malionul Dank of Phila delphia will beheld at the DANK1MU HOUSE, on ISA 1 UHDA Y. the 2uth day of June next, at twelve o'ciotk, noon, lor the purpose of taking into consider atitiu and deuidiug tnon amendments.! the Third and Filth ot the Arllclus of Associativa of the aald Bank. - i i . , llv order of tha Board or Directors, 5I8tJ W. HUMITOM, J a., Cashier, Wliislcies REMOVED. OUR BEDDING STORE I IS BEJHOYED rnoji tih: old stand to - , ' -t n - . . . . No. 11 -South NINTH 1 Street. 1 ' i. . -i i . . ' ; 1 27 i.l.. . B. L. KNIGHT A SOW. SPECIAL NOTICES. 2gr BEFUELICAN STATE CONVENTION IfAKBinBrRO, April- 16, 1887. The "Republican Slate Convention'' will meet at the "Herdio House." in Willlumsport, on EDJSESDAY, the iWlh day of June next, at 10 o'clock A.M., to nominate a candi date lor Judge of the Supreme Court, and to Initiate, proper measures for the ensuing Slate canvass. As heretofore, the Convention will be composed of Representative and Senatorial Delegates, chosen In the usual way, and equal lu number to the whole of tiie Senators and Representatives la the General Assembly, By order of the State Central Committee. ' , F. JORDAN, ChafcmlknJ ' J. Roblky Dunulihon, secretaries. 520 Sit ' r3p IMPORTANT TO STEAMBOAT CAP 77, TA1KS AND OWNER.-By an act of the Legislature of the State oi New Jersey, passed on the Jib of April, 18t.7, ail captains, or owners ot steam boats or otter vessels, are prohibited from landing' excursion or plo-nio pai ties ou the banks or wbarvea ot the Delaware river, at or near Delauco, or Floreuoa Heights, or the Rancoras river, etc. etc., under a ixnhltyof ten dollars lor each and every person so ' landau er diaembuiked, and shall be liable to arrest, n nd for all damages that maybe committed br such excursiou or picnic parlies to the property or per sons or the citizens or,resideuts of ;the county of Bur l'llgton, " 6 5 lt' OFFICE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY. . . Philadelphia, Mav 4. Sff7. The Board of Directors have this day declared a semi-annual Dividend ot THKEE PER CENT, on tha Capital Stock ol the Company, clear of National aud Slate Taxes, payable iu Cash on aud alter May so. Jr1? "'so declared an EXTRA DIVIDEND of F1E PER CENT., baxed upon proiita earned prJorto January 1 low, clear ol National and tttai Taxes, payable In Stock on and alter May So, at lia par value of F'My Dt liars per share the shares for buick Dividend to be dated May 1, ls7. Scrip Cerillicaies will be issued lor fractional parts ot Sbares; suld scilp will not be entitled to any Imp rest or Dividend, but will be convertible into btoclc When presented in sums of Fifty Dollars. Powers of attorney lor collection oi DlWdends can be, Lad on application at tbeOilice of the Company. NO. )S.TKLKD Street. wuijwuy, HHui THOMAS T, FIRTH, Treasurer. 1ST OFFICE OF THE PHILADELPHIA . GAH WORKS. Proposals will be received at this olliee, n. Z0 8. SEVENTH street, mull noon of the 1st day ot July, lor the sale to the Trustees ol tha Phiianiiii JUNH 1, 1887. Works of the Stock in the Germantown, Richmond, Manyunk, aud boulnwaik aud Moyameuslug Gaa ' ujuiitiuira, u w uncu Ma lUVwlinttUM fur LtiA Mln If-- - ILK 11 ud ot said Companies. m UEiSJAAlIN B. RILEY. Cashier. NOTICE. AS ELECTION OF Directors of the CHESNUT him. irov ORE COMPANY will be held at No. 827 WALNUT Street. Philadelphia, on the lTlU Juue, 1887, at Li o'clock M. 81 m P. R. PYNE, Secretary HOLLOWAY'3 PILLS AND OINr MENT. Abscesses Of many Yearn iiiniini. have yielded under a i hurt course of these aaiiseptiu aud detergent medicines. The Ointment cleanses the sore of all irrltaiing purulent matter, aud Imbues the fibres and tissues wun new Hie and vigor, while tha Pills, purilyiug the blood, neutralize tha noxious humors and expel them Irom the system. In skin diseases ot whatever character, tumors, old sores, ulcerated legs, etc., the ucllou oi these rumedios ia sale and certain. Sold by all Druggists, 6 1 smfstt ' BATCHELOH'd HAIR DYE. THIS splendid Hair Dye is the best lu the world. The only true and perfect Jtye Harmless, Reliable, In stantaneous. No dlsappoiulmeul. No ridiculous tluw. Natural Black or Brown. Remedies the ill effects of Mud lrytt, invigorates the hair, leaving it soil aud beaiullul. The geuuine is sigued WILLIAM. A. BAlt'HELOR, All others are mere Imluttious, and should be avoided. Sold by all Druggists and Per fumer. Factory, No. bl BARCLAY Street, Nesf York. 4 Wmw t FURNISHINGCOODS,SHIRTS,&C. Pb H OFF Itt A M N, J R.. 1 : - .' no. sas Alien street, FURNISHING GOODS, ' (Late Q. A. Botlmau. formerly W. W, Knight,) I'lNK frlllttTS amu wiuprriw, ' llOtlKUY ANDULOVIJI aXK, LAMBS H VOL ANUHEUIHO lltam 1 BWDtBIXOTIIIITtl. J, W. BOOTT, & OO., t SHIRT MANUFACTURERS, ' ' AMD OKALJUia IM ' MEN'SFUltNIBHlNQGOODS.' . 1 He. 814 CUr aaUT H1UEE1, OTJB DOORS BELOW TBJC "CONTINENTAL.) tftrp ru I LA 1K1.1H1A. PATENT BIIOULDE1VSEAM I SHIRT MANUFACTORY, AMD tifcKTXKMfcN'Sf rilUNiNUlHUIiTOfil ' PERFECT JTITTINU SHIRTS AND DKAWEH3 made Irom measurement at very short notice. All other articles ot OEN'lLEMKNa DRXBft GOODS In fuUvaxluly. I , , . . W IK C1I KMT KB 4k CO.r ' UU - '' Na. 7u CHafaNDT Street, HIVY WtLLh OWNKK8 OK PKOPKKTY 1 he ouly place to get Privy Well cleaned ait , OWLalecled at very tow prioea. I ...... A. PKYBOB, i fantnrer of poudrtuM, " llCf GOLDSMITH.' ALL. UlhHAH i uu i' V l -I f - , . i. i- i .. il 1' I fi ' I it I I 1 tu I t' iA It ) t