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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPHPHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1867.
SriRIT OF TEE PRESS. editorial oranoHB or thi uisma jotjbnalb Pro OVERBUY TOPICS COMPILED BTKBT PAT FOB TBI BVlIUSa TKLEOKAPH. ThlaklOR Thing! Out. From the N. Y. Nation. It would probablj be found, If It were pos sible to make an examination of the matter, that most of tbe delusion wbich seems to be Spreading in the West about tbe currency is due to tbe too prevalent practice of not "think ing things out;" that is, of not mentally push ing politloal dootrines to their extreme conolu slon, or of not trying to conjure up before the julnd's eye the whole of their results if put into praotloe. It is almost painful, when one hears the Western "cry" about the currency, ami reads the lucubrations of such financiers at the East as Ooneral Butler and Mr. Thnddeus Stevens, to reoall the loose thinking auJ talk ing in support of the Government credit which prevailed during the war, and which was due to tbe same unfortunate habit of mind as the loose thinking and talking in op position to tbe Government .credit which one hears now. For instance, during the years 18i3 and 18(i4-there prevailed, only too generally, 12 indifference to the amount of the public debt fully as marked and as alarming as the restiveness under it which we now witness. All expressions of anxiety about tbe rapidity with which it was increasing were treated as indications either of a constitutional tendency to oroak or of sympathy with the public enemy, and of a desire to put a stop to the war.. The unlimited capacity of the American people to bear taxation was then as loudly preached as the excessive burdensomeness of taxation now is, and, we are afraid, by many of the very orators and journalists who are now busy in contriving dishonest means of reliev ing the people of their honest liabilities. We do not place General Butler and Mr. Stevens amongst the number; but we greatly fear that if any inventor, foreign or domestic, had ap proaohed either of them for advioe in either of the years we have mentioned, when the Gov ernment loans were drooping under the in fluence of Rebel successes or Kebel persistence, he weuld have received a very glowing aooount of the mineral resources of the United States, and been shown that the produot of the Nevada and Colorado mines alone would in four or live years pay oiF the national debt, to say nothing of the wealth of the rest of the country. In fact, during the mining fever of those years the gold and silver mines were constantly dwelt upon in speeohes and articles as a ready means of meeting the burdens of the war if taxation Should be found unpleasant or inconvenient; and this was done, too, by men making great E intensions to be statesmen and financiers. A ttle thinking of the matter out would, how ever, have made it clear that to talk of the Government paying off its debts with the produot of the gold and silver mines was as absurd as to talk of its paying off its debts w;tb. the product of the coal mines or with the hay crop. The Government can only get money from mines either by working them itself in which case it must work them on the same terms as private indi- viduals, and can make no more out of them, - if so much or else by taxing those who do . work them; and If it taxed them so heavily as to reduce the rate of profit below that of other business, of course oapital would desert them tad mining would cease. In fact, the obfus cating effect of mere names on the popular mind was never better exemplified than in the easy, satisfied way with which this comfort able dootrine was received. The dillioulty which the miners themselves have since had, and we believe will always have, in making even a living for themselves oat of the pro ceeds of their labor, has completely demolished it, but nothing short of actual experiment would probably have been sufficient to do it, so general is the tendency to believe what is pleasant to believe. Another delusion also used in support of the national credit during the war was the ; theory, which was fully as often propounded, if not oftener, than the foregoing one, "that the whole property of the "country, real and personal, was pledged for the payment of the debt." Nor was this confined to stump speeches or brokers' advertisements. We re member to have seen it solemnly and for mally laid down in a pamphlet on finance, - written by the President of one of the New York banks; and we are satisfied it gave con fidence and consolation to millions of people in dark days. Here again, however, a little thinking out wouldjiave cleared away the fog, and shown that there was not the smallest - basis in reason for this really astouading . assertion, and that anybody who lent hi ."jaonej on the strength of it was, really in- dncAd ta lend his moner on falsa nretaiung. In the discussions wbich have recently taken place on the nature of the representations made to the public creditor, attention has only been given to the speeches of Congressional oommittees, and to the letters of the Secre tary of the Treasury and the advertisements of bond brokers. But the heated and enthu- siastio utterances of loyal men in their speeches and writings had probably as much, if not more, to do with selling the Government bonds as the formal official promises and explana tions of the Government agents. The idea that the whole property of a nation can be pledged for the payment of its public r debt is, in fact, a revival of the fallacy on whioh the French based the issue of their "assignata" in 1790 and which was in sub atanoe that the holder of the assignat having simply a general claim against the enormous mass of church property confiscated by the , State, he must be sure of being paid. But it , was soon made perfectly clear that nothing can be called a pledge for the payment of . money which the creditor does ,ot either hold in his own possession or can lay hands upon when he pleases. Now, the real aud personal property of the people of the United States is not a thing which the public creditors could seize, or, if they could seize it, is not a thing they oould turn into money and BOp. pc op., r :,miev that a small porn.n nf ,t , ; . rr UTr creditors eouia tnii - vamaA. -"'. V, - "juu them all they V 'd d 7i . g, , T Other words, Vat G? f, willing to save its hoiTI V' " us" would cheerfully surrender palD a 1,utt. for that purpose. Of course lperiy ment of this account of tbV w, , aie' T.iihlln ordit W inDiLnt i Of the surdity. It is now never lnr.l r o t s back to it simply for the purpose 'of showing Is now assailed has nothing txun about it, that it was in use on the other side during tin war, And lhat it dies not owe its origin so much to oVp Is of heart as of head. The Western theory about greenbacks is, that as when the currency was being expanded prlcts were rising, business was brisk, and eveijbody was thriving, and as when the pro cess of contraction began prioes began to fall and trade to languish, plenty of greenbacks must be all that is needed to put business in a healthy condition, and make taxation seem light. Here again the delusion is due to stop ping Bbort and not following out the doctrine to its last limits in its practioal working. Westein men are such great producers that they are apt to forget in loto that they are also consumers. Moreover, they generally sell thi ir products in large quantities, and what they gain by a rise in prices being reoeived in a round sum, makes a deep imprest -tion on their imagination. The way in which a rise in prices caused by an inilation of the currency aflfcts their outlay they do not so readily per ceivp, however, as their outlay is made in small sump, and is extended over the whole year, while their income is received in one or two months. A small addition to the price of the articles in daily use in a household is not noticed as the articles are bought, but the amount at the end of the year would be a con siderable sum. Moreover, the ease with which taxes are paid does not depend on the amount of a man's receipts; but on that of his expen diture, or, in other words, on the sum he has to spare after providing for his own wants, and this depends on prices in general and not ou the prices of the particular commodity which he produces. There is little use of pouring a splendid stream of water Into a barrel if there is a hole in the bottom which lets out j 1st as ninth as Hows in, and yet this is what the Western inllatii.nists obstinately refuse to be lieve. As long as they do not see the hole in the bottom they refuse to believe in its exist ence, and propose to go on pumping cheer fully, with the expectation of speedily filling the barrel. If any one can get five or six Western Congressmen of the inflationist school into a room, aud force them even by threats of personal violence to working out a full aooount of all the effects on prices of a large addition to the currency, be will do the country some service, as it is a process through which, we Venture to say, few if any of them have ever gone. Thi Progress of Toleration. From the iV. Y. Independent. In lately looking over some out-of-the-way annals of the American Revolution, we were struck with the greater degree of partisan bit terness and animosity which prevailed then than prevails now, between opposing leaders and parties. True, there is enough now; but there was far more then. We are becoming, with each successive generation, a more tole rant people, both in politics and religion. Not long ago, we had occasion to remark that the Independent had not for several years had a controversy with any other journal. This statement, we are proud to say, is true of the whole period of this journal s existing edi torial administration. Controversies between editors (with rare exceptions) are unprofitable pastimes for readers. ' There was a period happily now past when the religious press of tbe country abounded with gladiatorial wrestlings in the arena of theological debate. But, although the indomitable Mr. Graves, of the Tennessee Uaptist, still Keeps up the old-fashioned tournaments, we do not call to mind any other Teligious journal that now joins him in the Quixotio example. Nor do controversies between secular journals rage as brirkly now as in former years. Still (it must be confessed) many daily duels are fought with editorial quills. It is not our business to say how other people should con duct their journals; but, since we are profes sionally compelled to read all the leading presses of America, we cannot forbear suggest ing that there is no one point in which the secular newspapers of our great cities oould be more strikingly improved than by a cessation of their daily habit of chopping each other into mince-meat. I he best service which an editor can render to his editorial opinions is, generally, to state them in strong, impressive, and eloquent words, without stopping to contro vert his opponent s counter-views and, above all things, without descending into any dis paragement of his opponent's honesty and candor. .Nevertheless, a prevalent mode of Betting forth editorial opinions is to quote some other journal's opposite opinions, aud answer them. But the Tribune is always more im pressive when it argues for the negro s enfran chisement without making allusions to Demo cratic organs, than when, for the sake of pointing the same moral, it makes too frequent and too wretched quotations from the express. The New Testament never stops to reply to Jew or Greek. Argument, at the best, is a second-rate kind of reasoning; and con- roversy between newspapers is, generally, a second-rate kind of argument. An intellectual man has reached an enviable point in intellec tual discipline when he can see his most cherished convictions llatly contradicted, and yet make no reply. And, in nine cases out of ten, if Buch a man conducts a public journal, his best reply is to make no reply at all; put simply to restate his own views more clearly than ever, and omit all rererence to any jour nal by wbich be has been contradicted, misre presented, or slandered. "Stop my paper 1" used to be the cry of almost every subscriber who found bis convic tions crossed by his favorite sheet. Bat now (to judge from our own experience) very few subscribers part company with an editor be cause he frankly speaks his mind. No editor in this country oftener runs directly counter to the views of his readers than Horace Gree ley; and yet the great mass of the readers of the Inbuilt never think or stoppiug their paper on aeoount of any sudden philosophic aberration of its grand old editor, in the year 1S50, when the Independent was edited by three able and eminent clergymen, who won for themselves great honor by manfully opposing tbe Fugitive Slave law, this journal, on account of its courageous fidelity to justice, lost many subscribers. But, since that intolerant period. we do not 'believe that ten copies a year out of all our immense subscription list have ever been discontinued on account of the edi torial position of this journal on any question, financial, political, or religions. And this is saying a great deal; for the Independent holds and speaks very positive opinions, and differs always from its foes, and often from its friends. The habit, too, of hissing public speakers is dying away. In fact, those orators who were born and brought up in the midst of mobbed anti-slavery meetings, and to whom every hlsd Was a golden amir to aneeeVi. find now. in the loss of opposition from the audienoe, a loss of "I'ponunity to the speaker. Mr. Emerson used to say that eloquence was dog-cheap among the abolitionists. Still, with all the preclOUS advantniroa r.t iolnultr.inanlrinir mobs, let Heaven be praised that the days of iiiuis neeui ai last, like the winter of the tur- ue-uove, to be "over and gone 1" V -ri" Congress of the United States has not I viiIkV.JJI . Pt years, pre-eminently distin- onrtesy of debate. . The nation has oftentimes been shocked with exhibitions of grots indecorum on the floors of what ought to be tbe most gentlemanly debating society in tbe world. During the last session, a great many ugly things were said, by memtuu of tbe tame politioal party, against their rival. During the coming session, we hope thataM theee sharp words will be husbanded into one thunderbolt, whioh, at the proper time, shall fall upon Andrew Johnson, and smite him from the Presidential chair. Religions persecution oannot be said to exist in this country. Yet we notice a disposition, in many quarters, to array Protestant aud Catholic against each other in something of the style of the middle ages except that the l'rotestanta are to be the persecutors, ani Catholics are to be the victims. We fre quently receive urgent requests and fro'n some of the best or the people to matte our columns bristle with bayonets pointed against tbe Catholics of this country. No; we shall do no such thing. If the doctrine of tolera tion has any meaning at all, it means that I'roteptants must tolerate Catholics, just as Catholics must tolerate Protestants. If there is any one thing more ouensive than Komin Catholic views, It is the persecution of Roman Catholics for holding such views. A nation that tolerates Mormonism cannot refuse to tolerate Roman Catholicism. On the whole, whether with reference to the social, the political, or the religious questions now under discussion in this country, we have such faith in the power and victory of the views which the Independent teaches that we shall continue to teach them, as heretofore, by simple statement, rather than by editorial con troversies with journals wbich propagate the opposite opinions, huch a method, if followed by political parties, would render political dis cussion less bitter and more profitable. Such a method, if more generally adopted by differ ing religious sects, would render the Christian Church a more pleasing spectacle to a critical world. Such a method, we are happy to be lieve, is gradually coming more and more into common use. The apostle described It when he said, "Speaking the truth in love." If the tion and the lamb are to lie down together. then why not Democrat and Republican ? and why not Catholio and 1'roteatant f Or must we believe the later and uninspired prophets who predict that this will never come to pass, except when the lamb shall lie down inside the lionf The Negro and the South, From the N. Y. tribune. The Memphis Avalanche declares in sub stance, as follows: After a fair trial, the negro has failed. To bring him up to a hih standard is impossible. It is of no use for the farmers of Tennessee to waste their time and money on him, for already their crops have fallen short one-fourth. The loss of his labor makes a serious vacuum, but practical mea sures can be adopted which will reitore everything to its former vigor. An associa tion must be formed at once to get labor from abroad. A new system of farming must be inaugurated which will require least labor. This will be grazing and grain-growing, and the farmer must teach his children to work. The main idea is to turn grass and grain into stock, it is true the negro did well during the war, and he was a power in the State; but now he is sadly demoralized, and his mind is so charged with radicalism that he will not permit a decent white man to approaoh him on anything like friendly terms. As for growing cotton any longer, it is out of tha question. One cannot stand the tax, and if Congress does not remove it the golden goose will die. liven now the world's market does net depend on our snowy fields, and it never will again. We had understood that the wouth raised a very large corn crop this year, and never betore so much wheat, lhat cotton alone is short may be stated to be because the weather was unfavorable and injurious insects abounded. Had these eauses not operated. one will wonder why cotton did not yield as bountifully as grain. We are told they will get laborers irom abroad. These, we suppose. will . be Irish, for Southern agents, now in Europe, say that Germans are out of the ques tion. Suppose, now, ten thousand Irishmen with their families land at New Orleans, come up the river to Memphis, and, taking the railroad lor western or Middle Tennessee, hire out to work on the plantations. Every planter in Tennessee knows that such help will not be worth a picayune a day. More than all, these planters have not the remotest idea that any human beings on the face of the earth, except their old negroes, will accept the rations which they continue to give, of a peck or corn and a few pounds of bacon a week. Let nobody get the foolish idea that Irishmen are coming to America to starve. In their poor cabins along the railroad, they live in a style the Southern planters would call a perpetual frolic. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle because the grass is so green, and an Irishmen is accustomed to milk and butter, and, above all, to potatoes. Think of these long weary miles through the South, where scarcely a spear of green grass is to be seen. Milk is a rarity, butter a myth, and it is doubtful whether a dozen wagon-loads of round potatoes are raised for market between Nashville and Memphis. To expect that an irishmen is going to live on seed tick coffee. rusty bacon, and corn-bread, when there are good wages, beefsteak, and Democratic caucuses in the North, is an absurdity. At last, it is granted that Cotton is not King When the King dies the name of his successor resounds. The successor of the dead monarch is labor, and before him every knee shall bow e have so much land that even skilful oulti vators in the most favored regions of the North relax their grasp on large farms, for the contest with the cheap lands of the West is overpowering, and one who has not skill m other pursuits must, himself, work or die. That plan of teaching white children to work is a good one, and the sooner it is carried out the better. Mr. Topp, the President of the Charleston and Memphis Railroad, stated, before the war, that there were over 30,0lK) country people in Tennessee who had no work to do, while the corresponding class in the North were active in various mechanical in dustries. Now, as the white people are going to work, and on the new system, we hope they will not take offense if we give a few directions. In the first place, as crass is to be the leading crop, the seed must be obtained from Louis ville or Cincinnati. But do not imagine that these old cotton fields, which have beenoropped for fifteen or twenty years, will bring grass, for they will do no such thing. To try it is to throw awav the seed. You must have land which has been cleared only a few years, and where the deadened trees begin to shed the bark; or, what is better, clear new land, no niAttr if it is hillv. raise crocs for one rr tarn venrs. then sow a mixture of i.i.... naa tAnvar ftml iMi1.fAn. Then you must mow the weeds as often as they appear, and keep off the cattle for a year at least, tor the sou is tender, ana mo b. will nit thH vnuncr crass bv the roots. But do you say you want this fresh land, for the growing of grain, that you oannot do with out it, and that it was the cotton fields yoa , were proposing to put in grass f Alas I young man, uiav oiu Hysiem oi larmlng, whioh re sulted in demands for Western Territories which resulted in war, and finally in the negro being, as you say, good for nothing, is pre cisely what is the matter with your ootton crop this year. You raised corn and wheat on your fresh land, and your old ootton fields barren and dusty and worn into gullevs did the beBt they oould, but they were unable to briDg something out or nothing. The dilemma in which Southern soil and tbe planters are placed is appalling, aud we rpjoice to Bee a ralnt appreciation of a remedy. We have said before, and we repeat, that we are in favor of a good round appropriation by Congress for tbe establishment of model farms, in various parts of the South, which shall teach the people many of whom never saw a scythe bow to grow grass, and to establish more varied industries. There are millions of acres of hilly land, supposed to be worth less, but which can be put into luxuriant blue grass, and add untold millions to the wealth of the country. Besides these, there are large bodies of upland valleys or marshes, which, if drained, would produce heavy timothy grass. But the people are too poor to invest capital and to wait, and, worse than all, they do not know how to go to work. Now, inasmuch as the two sections, North and South, must stand or fall together, it is tbe duty of the North, with its greater capital and experience in farming, to help the south rise to a position which shall make her an equal. But the South must try to be in better humor with the poor colored people. We know they are ignorant, superstitious, and have some bad habits; still, they do know how to work, and this is worth millions; be sides, they are your people, they have your habits and customs, and if you treat them fairly they will like you much bettor than they do Northern people. Both of you think Northern folks have queer ways. iut they want friends, and they reach out their hands to those whom they think their irionds. Let us consider that the blacks are in the South for a wise purpose. Laying aside the old statements belonging to anti-slavery dis cussions, we will agree that a hot climate is most suited to the black man. For a few years the white man works well beneath that fiercely blazing sun, but after a while he droops and longs for the icy air and cooling streams, while he of the black skin sweats, and laughs, and shines. The idea that the Irish, German, or any other white man can, as a general thing, do fair work, year after year, in that climate, and withstand the malaria, epidemics, and depressing influences, is chimerical. The whites had better turn their attention to small farms, to commercial pursuits and the trades, leaving the blacks, under wise guidance, to re store the soil to its original fertility. It would not be a bad plan to try experiments by selling to the most industrious live or ten acres, and see what they will do. It is hardly fair to say that a people deprived of land are utterly un worthy. There are no trusty and valued men anywhere in the world who are destitute of land and home. Let us be calm and look at a whole country. Liberty has taken final refuge in America. On our soil all the nations of the earth are destined to be partakers of her precious gifts. Providence has placed the African in the burning South, and along with him the European, that he may teach and ele vate him. Duty is to be dne. The more northern paits of our country are fitted for the people of Northern Europe. Hence the Swede finds a congenial home in Wisconsin, the Norwegian in Minnesota. That Asia, the nursery of the human race, may also share in the blessings of liberty, thousands crowd from China to our distant raoino shore. All these people have rights and occupancy from which they cannot be dispossessed. HATS AND CAPS THE FALL AND WINTER STYLE HATS AT L. BLAYLOCK'S, SO, OS NOBTII EIC1IIT1I STREET, Aie commended to the especial attention of UENTLEHEN OF TASTE AND FASHION, BEING ELEGANT IN OUTLINE, MATCHLESS IN FAUBIC, CHARMING IN FINISU For eaae, (race, and fashion, tney are 11 22amw)t THE MODELS OF T1IESE4SOX. HARDWARE, CUTLERY, ETC. gTANDBIUDGE, BARE. & CO , IMPORTERS OF AND DEALERS IB FOREIGN AND AMERICAN HARDWARE, WO, 1S91 MAllHET STBEET, Ulterior sale a large itock ol Hardware a.iii Cutlery, TOGETHER WITH 100O KEGS NAILS AT IIFDITC F. I'BICEW. fl7thto CUTLERY. A fine assortment of POCJTETand TABLK CUTLEKY. RAZOKS, RAZOR 8TROPU, LADIKS' BUI fcOlUS. r A. hh.it AN LI TAlrJRi eilKAKD, E1V 1m V. HKLMOUyg Cutlery Store, No. Iftff Sontta TKNTH fttreet. Three duura Mwvt Walnnk PAPER HANGINGS, ETC. pAPER HANGINGS. HEW ESTABUSnnEHT. E. I'OBNEB OF TENTH AND WALNUT J. O. FINN A SONS Have opened with an extensive assortment of DSOO BATIVK and PLAIN WALL PAFKIta, embracing every quality to suit all taeuu 9i 8m' T. STEWART BROWN, ' . 8.8. Corner of fOTJETII and CHESTNUT BTI MANUriOTCHU Of TftOXKB, VAhlBSB, 4 BAGS suitable tot Europe (FVmry It 708 CHESTNUT ST.) UN. CHEAPEST f VV BESTA If K Sixth SIX&sh )J SO OLD E Y E THE LARGEST AND FINE OLD RYE WHISKIES In the Land Is IIEN11Y S. HANNIS & CO., Nos. 218 and 22U fceutn fjiuai street, WHO OFI IR T1IF. SAME TUB IBADB, IJT I.OTW, OR TEBT ADVANTAGEOUS TERM. Their Stock of Eye Whiskies, in Bond, comprises all tbe favorite brands extant, and runs through the various months of 18G5, 'C6, and of this year, up to present date. liberal contraots made for lots to arrive at Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, Eriosson Line Wharf, or at Bonded Warehouse, as parties may eleoj. ENGLISH OABPETINGS. KI-W C OUDH OF Ot'H Ofl N IMPORTATION JIISI.4BBITKD, ALSO, A CHOICE SELECTION OF AMERICAN CARPETINCS, OIL CLOTHS, ETC. BnRllth Dttiggetlngs, from half yard to four yards wide Mnttlngt, Rags, Mats, Our entire Btork, including new goods daily opening, will be offered at LOW PRICES FOR CASH, prior to Removal, in January next, to New Store, now building, No. 1222 Chesnnt street. REEVE L. 1L? 14 lhstu?m SPECIAL NOTICES. jrgf- MfiVVbtAfEE ADVERTISING. JOY COB A CO., Agents for the "TiLicaBAPH" and Newspaper Prese of tne whole country, have RE MOVED from FIFTH and OHESNUT Btreeta to No. 144 8. SIXTH Street, second door above WALNUT. Orricins-Ko. 144 8. 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This Institution Is designed for tbe moral Improve ment and temporal relief of the poor ot our city, and in carrying out tbtse objects It combines In Its mode of operations all the essential feature, of Bible. Tract, Missionary, Temperance, and Industrial Associa tions. It is condncted wlthont reference to sect or party, and its rule Is to visit and examine iuto every case reported, sent, or coming to It for aid. And It fur nishes to lis conlr bulors cards to be given to all applicants for alms, so that they can be sent to the olllce of the bocleiy lor Investigation and the needed assistance. Tbe General Agent and Missionaries are the only authorized collectors. , The oUlrers and Managers earnestly appeal to their fellow-citizens for liberal aid to carry on this good work. The demands on the Society are Increasing dally, and. iroiu present indications, will be very heavy all through tills winter. uouiriDtitions ran oe sent 10 me .Treasurer ur iuu, or by any of the Managers. 11 21 thstutft "THE LANDS TO THE NORTH OF US." THE CI BEAT LECTURE BT GEOBGE ALFRED TO WNSEND, Will be deltvtred, by request ot tho leading o'tlzens of Philadelphia, AT CONCERT HALL, NOKDAY EVESJIXG, DECEHBER . 1867 Tickets tor sale at As! mead's. No. 724 Chesnut street; Trumpler'e, No. 828 Chesnut street; Bliley's Book stand, Continental Hotel, and at tbe door ot the Hall, on tbe evening of the Lecture. Admittance, to cents. No reserved seats. 11 21 St JST OFFICE OF THE OlfSBiCT AND WALNUT ST BEETS PAS BGNGER RAILWAY COJIPANTi The cars of this Company will commence running ON NIIIDAY, DEC. I, 1S7, And will be run on short time. Exchange tickets sold at thi usual rates, good on Thirteenth and Fifteenth streets and Beventeenthand Nineteenth streets cars. JOHN S. BOTTORFF, U29 2t Superintendent, jggf YOUNG MEN WHO WISH TO PRE pare for advanced positions by January next have superior advantages for doing ao, at . CRITTENDEN'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE, No. 687 CHESNUT Street, corner ofSeventb PRACTICAL BOOK KEEPING In all its branches. PENMANSHIP, CALCULATIONS, ETC. ETC. . Students Instructed at such hours as may best suit their convenience. 10 30 wsinlm OP1N DAY AND KVENtNG. Catalogues gratis, t5T" PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COM PAN V, TBKAaUKUK'B UKPA HI MENT. ItOTirrc TO fiTOCKlloljUKHa. The Hoard of 1)1 rectors have llim dav declared aseml-Hiuiual dividend of.TH RhiC PERCENT, on the capital stock of the Company, clear ot National aud Sttite tuxes, payable nn and alter November 30 liti7. Blunk Dowers of at torney foroollecilngdivldeiKls can be bad at theolllue oi me company, jvu. jmo. i uiuu cireev. Persons holding Bcrlp Orlitlrates can have them cached ou preneutaiion at tnis uiuce. 11 4 6w THOMAS T. FIRTH. Treasurer. OFFICE OF THE LEniGH COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY. Novhiukr 2 1B7. At a snrclal meeting of the Loard Ot Mauuverao tbe LehlKh Coal and Navigation Couipttny,;b.idjtblii day, Merr. Edward W, Clark, John Welsh. Clarence It. Clark, ano Cenrge 1'. Tyler were elected to till the vacancies cautea uy ine reHinauun or Messrs. jaoub P. Jones. Erederlok Grail'. Samuel E. stokes, aud Charles Wheeler from their positions as Managers of suiu company. a, alitcu kuu, H2im Secretary. tJT OFFICE OF THE LEHIGH COAL AND cs-' NAVIGATION COMPANV. PmiMDiii 1'itiA, Nov. 29, 1887, At a special meeting of the Board of Managers ot the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company held thli day, EDVVABU W. CLA Kit. Eao.. wai elected Presl- dent ot tiald Company, to till the vacancy occasioned uy me reaiguauou or Jiiiues o. cox oinee. 1 1 lit) St MIMU Btatu i. AUICUKLL, Secretary. rT5T- FARMERS' AND MECHANICS' NATIONAL BANK. Phiuaoki.piiia, Nov. 29, 117. For the convenience of It htoi-k holders this II, ink will pay to the Receiver of Taxes tiie male, Tax of Three Mills now due upon their r. nrecilve siiarei. It 20t W. RUHHTON, Jh., Cusnler. ff35T"" COMMKUOIAL NATIONAL BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia. Nov. 19, 1R7. The stork holders are hereby untitled Hist the Hl.ts tax of Til KEK M I LLH, now due on their stock, will be paid for Item, to lhe Treasurer of tiie Hlate. lllWHt .UPAiMER,Caahlt)r, W H I S.K I E S. BEST STOCK OF now Possessed by KNIGHT & SON, NO. SOT C'HESNUT STBEET. SPECIAL NOTICES. A LECTURE. ON TI1S "Glory and the shame of Polnmon ii neaetiverea dv tne rtev. RICHARD NEW TO I).. KfOtnr nf t.ha 'hnrth nf ttiA hlnlnh.n. a I) 'TJEfSDAY EVENING. December R. 1S7. at 7 UEfSDAY EVENING, December R, 1S7. at 7K rrr Ir Inl ATHT.fc'Tlfl II A IT. w II I XJT IT IT Kill if " .... - ..-.. v luiu.aniuiu Street, above JefTerson. iicaeis or aomiKsion, ou cents, tor sale at Trumpler's , Chesnut street: Episcopal Rook store. I ' i i . I .(real. - I II.. Hall 1 n ..a . . i. n . .j l , ..ii.. iv .i . u i.ii. . . . K KE?T" PLYMOUTd RAILROAD COM PANY. x' Notice Is hereby given that a meeting of the Stockholders of said Company will be held at D. R. Browei's Montgomery Rouse, In tbe borough of Nor rlslown, on MUMiAt, December 9, 1W, at 10 o'clock A. M., to elect six Managers of said Company to serve the 'ensuing year. 1. H. MULVAN Y, ii n au. secretary. rT BEAUTIFUL HAIR. MAN Y YEARS " In chemical experiments have resulted in the perfection of CHEVALIER'S LIFE FOR THE HAIR, an unrivalled hair dressing. Imparling new lile and Increased nutriment to the hair, preventing; baldness and arresting lis progress when commenced: regulating and sustaining the principle upon whioh the color oi bair depends, thereby positively restor ing grey balr to Its original color aud youthful beauty. ana stopping lis railing out at once, sola Dy all diugglsla. 8 10 wssnx n. a. vii Dd v a Ail c i. ja. Af., rtew rortc. Jfr HOLLOWAV'S PILLS. APOPLEXY. m3J T p who are In bourlv dread of death, wnnxit lives bang on the snapping ot a thread, would act wisely In bkvlng recourse to occasional doses of these rafety valves or life-preserving r. ills they regulate ine action oi toe vital mnciious, equalize toe circula tion ot the blood, and Invigorate the nervous system. Persons of full habit, who are liable to epllepsv, rush of blood to tbe head, should always have "a supply at band. Sold by all Druggists. 11 26 tuths.1t ggp- VYIEGAND'S PATENT STEAM GENE BATOR Is cheap, compact, economical In use, and ABSOLUTELY SAFE FROM ANY POSSI BILITY OF EXPLOSION Apply at the Office of SAMUEL WORK, ST. EL cor ner of THIRD and DOCK Btreets. tlMp FURNITURE, ETC. FURNITURE! FURNITURE! XIODEBH AND ANTIQUE! PABLOB, MALL AND CnAMBEB SUITS AT BEDOCED PRICES. Onr facilities are such that we are enabled to offer at very moderate prices, a large and well-assorted stock of every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNI TURE AND BEDDINU. Goods packed to carry safely to all parta of tba country, RICHMOND FOKtEPAVeU, atf SO. 40 B. SKCOKD STREET. A. & H. L E J A M a R E HAVE IEMOVED THEIR FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERING WARER00.HS TO RO. 1418 CUESNVT STREET. 97 8m Next to the corner of Fifteenth. -fO HOUSEKEEPERS. I bave a large stock of every variety of FUBN ITTJltK, Wbich I will sell at reduced prices, consisting ofr PLA1N ASD MARBLE TOP cm-TAUHMUlTtt- WAL1STJT CHAMBER SUITS. PARLOR SUITS IN VELVET PLUSH. PARLOR SUITS IN HAIR CLOTH. PARLOR bull's IN REPS. ' Sideboards, Extension Tables, Wardrobes, Book case, Alailreeaes, Lounges, etc etc P. P. eCSTIWB, ' 8 1 8m N. K, corner SECOND aud RACE Strew tg. JSTABLISIIED 1795. A. S. RODINSON. French Plate Looking-Qlassos, ENGRAVINGS, PAINTIN68, DRAWINGS, ETC Manufacturer of all kliada of LOOKMU-ULAS, POBTBAIT, A1TD PIO Tl UK t UASILM TO ORDER. No. lO OHESNUT STREETS THIRD j;-OOR ABOVE THE CONTINENTAL, FUILADKLPHIA. 8U REMOVAL. II E SI O V A 1..-H EHOVAL, C. W. A. TRUMPLEU HAS RErXVED HIS MUSIC 8T0RE FBOH Kt.VENTH AMD CUESNVT STS. . TO iVo. W'CUESAUT STREET, I 12 tfn" PHILADELPHIA. -TUOLr,S?ALB BUCK GLOVE MANirAlTUBElW, MoNEELY & O O.. n'Owsmlmrn HO, 6H. FOITBTD STREET. UNION PAtsTK AND SiZINU COMPANY A Paste tor Jlox-mskers, Bookbinders. fAPer. hungere, bboemtikera. pocket-boo ra. Bill Posters, etc 11 will not K.ur. Is cheap aud way, reaily U r use. Reter to i. B. I.liilmit Co.. L.ev Kel'er, William Mann, Pbiiade ptila Inquirer, H arper Brothers, Anierl.ari Tract Irir. and others, hole Agents, I, I CRAOltf C t JOM. HfcRCi bWeet,