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BRITISH CEREMONIES AND COUnr ETIQUETTE.
An a 'companion-picture to the "Inner LKe Cf the British House of Commons," whioh ap peared In the August number of the Northern Jtonlhly, I now bring before the reader a few ther reminUoenoes, which, as an illustration f state ceremonies, oonrt etiquette, and that Jealous regard for old fogyism still eoreli gioOBl preserved' J aristocratic England, will doubtless prove interesting on this side the Atlantic ' Foremost in my reoollection, and by no means the least important, is the auspicious event by Which the SGth day of January, 1858, has keen rendered memorable in the annals of Bri tish history, namely, by the marriage of the Trincess Royal. Now, be it know that the writer was wont to affect the ordinary costume of an ordinary member of the "fourth estate" In the nineteenth century; and when, on the morning of the memorable day in question, he found himself taking his customary French roll and coffee, clad in a blue cutaway coat, with stand-np collar, adorned with silver lace; when he gazed upon the silk inexpressibles that descended only to the knee; when he found his sitting position seriously inoommo ded by a toasting fork rapier attached to his Bide; and when, lastly, his glance wandered on a cocked hat uncommonly like the singular article of dress that covers the head of the Admiral in Black-eyed Susan, ami who sits in judgment on the devoted 'William," who "played the fiddle like an angel." he could Cot divest himself of the idea that he was either going to, or was returning from, one of those masquerades which M. J alien had made so famous. Still, the fact remained that he was going to the palace; and it was not without great mental perturbation that he surveyed hid reflection in a glass, and confessed that the knee ls reeo Inexpressibles, and silk hose, and j umps were not unlike those of a footman, and that, in faot, the general make-up was by no means advantageous. However, nerved by a sense of public duty, he descended to the cab In waiting, and casting a stern glance at the grinning boy at the neighboring grocery, who muttered something about "0 crickey I" and "calves 1" was quickly driven off and de posited at the destination whence, with seve ral others in similar ridioulous costumes, he at nee proceeded to St. James Palaoe. Here all was courtly etiquette, and every body was evidently trying to look extremely at ease, bnt sadly failed in the attempt; for even "Gold sticks in waiting" were excited by the oooasion, and manifested evident signs Ot warmth, not to Bay moisture. After a close scrutiny of our respective credentials, we were In due time led by variety of passages and cor ridors some, through which portions of the procession were to pass, glittering in pur ple and gold; others, not to be honored by the presence of royalty, in a general condition of gloom, dirt, and damp into the large room known as Queen Anne's. It is 11 o'clock, and every seat ia occupied, bnt a comparatively long period of suspense has vet to elapse. We seize the opportunity to admire the beauty of the scene presented. Tier above tier shine resplendent rows of the loveliest of England's daughters; diamonds Sparkle with a reckless proSigality; "the Wealth of Ormus and Ind" is lavished on dresses that In every hue and tint form a gorgeous parterre of prismatio splendor with chromatroplo Variations; rubies and emeralds, opals, sapphires, and barbario pearls flash dazzling coruscations through a mingled mass of waving feathers, gauzy lace work, and costly fabrics of the finest looms, while above all gleams the transoendent radi ance of a perfect galaxy of eyes, any one (or rather pair) of which would have eclipsed the fabled lustre'of those of the most perfect hour! in the paradise of Mohammed. To oontrast With the bewildering beauty of the lovely oo enpants of the seats are the tall and statue-like forms of the Life-Guards, who stand motionless by the doorways; and, to crown the whole, the bright rays of a meridian sun shed unwonted Splendor on the glorious scene. At length the "high nobility" axe being conducted to their respective places in the Royal Chapel. The ministers, as they pass by, each in their ministerial uniform, naturally elicit various little comments some favorable; some, and indeed a good many, the reverse. Clanrioarde, as he marches past in stately dignity, draws forth smiles of peculiar import and significance from the entire assembly a circumstance, per haps, in some measure attributable to his calves, or rather his want of those requisites, bat, doubtless, in a greater degree to the faot that at that very moment a memorial was being Signed by the most exemplary men of the country against his appointment to office on the ground of immorality. . Next came a knot of notables in the uniform of the Prussian diplomatic staff; but as they are generally mistaken for Prussian livery-servants, no one seems to notice them. , Then several officers of the household troops, richly caparisoned; and then the door opens, and behold a postman in the post office livery is seen approaching. Buoh a merry sound of laughter now runs through the room that the postman, dlsoonoerted, looks around; when;'' to the amazement of all, the features of the postman prove to be those of Mr. Secretary Labouchere,who had apparelled Idmself in the strange uniform of one of the elder brethren of the Trinity House, and a pre eionsold brother he looks. At last the large -'-doors leading to the Throne Room Swing, open, . and lords and ladies,' amid the . rustle - of - thick . silks and satins, stand erect to receive the Majesty of England. A slight pause, a whispering be hind the half-opened portal, and 1 forth trips a lady's maid, bearing a basket. . A titter of disappointment, and the parties are re-seated. Another slight pause, and, with out any announcement or ostentatious display, uie l'rinceEB of Prussia, the mother of the bridegroom, attended by . a group of Prussian uu iinguBn nouies, enters tne apartment ana walks towards the Chapel RoyaL The whole assembly rises and bows low as the Princess, a comely matron, makes one of those profound courtesies i seldom seen elsewhere than on the Stage. . Bhe passes on, and the company are for a few moments left to themselves. Then a distant sound of trumpets is heard, the doors are flung open, and frth hBUea the procession Of her Majesty. Trumpet and heralds lead the way, followed by a hiBt of qualntI. dressed officials, strongly sugge8tive of Kean's theatrical spectacles, but ar allowed to pass unnoticed, every eye being directed towards the sovereign, who now makes her appear ance. On the entrance of the Uaeen the waving plumes are bent low, and the assembly UtTD Blivu uuiuac ku aio wbjcoi A grace ful recognition of the deep respect thus mani fested is given by Ih (Queen, and slowly the procession moves on i'.B way. Immediately before the Queen is Lord Pal mertstoD, bearing the sword of state. His lordship looks unusually jaunty. He glances around the assembly and then at the sword A carries, and then baok again at the tiers of Seotators, as if about to ory out "Halt I" and n and there perform the sword trick, or at least pall out a score or two 'yards of ribbon ftua kis motttij or g through some other THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, slight performance, for the amuRmnt of the lookers-on. His "getting up," too, U mAi nently snpgeative Of TrofM3or Anderson, and altogether, he ban a decided "hankey paukey" appearance. Had he made a gri mace, struck an attitude, and exolaimed: "Here we is as we used to was," it would not in the least have caused surprise; and he actually seems to tear himself away from tbe assembled company, regretting that he couldn't do something funny, and as though it is only the fact of the Queen being close at his heels that keeps him in anything like order. Behind the Queen is a bevy of maids of honor, and, though it is not permitted to sny that any lady can be homely, it cannot be denied that the Queen's maids of honor on this auspicious occasion might easily have been more beautiful. Possibly her Majesty thought it judicious to keep Albert out of the way of temptation.. The Prince of Wales and Prince Alfred, who walk with Lord Palmerston, are scarcely noticed loat in the attractiveness of the juvenile Premier. Silver sticks in waiting and yeomen of the guard, in themselves a show w hen alone, bring up the rear, but are not seen, eclipsed by what has gone before. Scarcely niore than a minute elapsed before another procession enters that of the bridegroom; and here the Prussian uni forms and military splendor shine in all their glory. The young Prince appears serious and reserved, but acknowledges grace fully the salute given him by the company. He presents the appearance of a well-bred young man, quite self-possessed, but aware that something more serious than usual is going on. The procession having passed, all is expec tation for the arrival of the bride. The Lord Chamberlain having returned from the chapel, the tread of feet and the silvery blast of a trumpet is heard, and, preceded by one or two officers, comes the royal maiden in whose honor all the ceremonies are taking place. Now, the Princess is no beauty; indeed, she has had a narrow escape from being plain; she is, more over, not well developed for her age, and, clad in bridal garments, leaning heavily on her father, her eyes are red with recent weeping.and her whole appearance that of sorrow and de jection, it is impossible not to feel that the marriage of such a child is scaoely proper, and that she herself is being made a sacrifice to the prejudices of rank and station. Timidly she returns the salutation that greets her entrance, and, without pausing or delay, the cortege passes on. Behind the Prinoess walks the King of the Belgians, an old man, who must have well remembered the occasion when he himself, a comparatively poor man, had wedded England's royal daughter, whose early and mysterious death caused so much national sorrow and regret The associations recalled by his presence are rather painful than otherwise, and, the procession having passed into the chapel, all traces of mirth have disappeared, and the sombre silence is for a time unbroken. Anon is heard in the distance the swelling peal of the organ and the voices of choristers singing the chorale which commences the service. Again all is silence, and, of the events that ensue, the highest aristocracy and those who form the prominent part of the procession are alone the witnesses. The scene, as described, was most affecting. In a voice so low and trembling as to be almost inaudible the royal maiden made the custom ary responses to the service, her agitation being so great that it was feared Bhe would faint and fall, and more than one hand was raised to go to her assistance, when, by a great effort, she mastered her feelings and pro ceeded with the service; but no sooner was it concluded than, with a gush ef tears, she threw herself on her mother's bosom, and, for a moment, the courtly splendor, the royal pageantry, the etiquette of state, were all for gotten in the deep emotion of the girl, about to be taken, perhaps forever, from her mother's home. The magnificent hallelujah chorus announces to the outsiders the conclusion of the ceremony. The muBio changes, and the Wedding March is the signal for the formation of the procession, which now moves towards the throne room. The cannon in the park thunder forth a salute, and a hum of many voices breaks upon the ear. A brief pause, and the roll of carriages, amid the loud shouts of the populace, intimate the de parture of the royal cortege, and the marriage of the Princess Royal of England beoomes an event of the past. Not so imposing as the ceremony above de scribed, but still of interest, is the ceremony of conferring the honor of knighthood. The privilege of witnessing the exercise of this prerogative of the Crown was afforded the writer, during the visit of Queen Victoria to Birmingham, the metropolis of the midland counties, in the summer of 1865, and on the occasion of the inauguration of Aston Hall and grounds as a museum and park for the people- ':' Few of . the .ancient baronial mansions of England possess more historio interest than Aston Hall, at one period the residence of the immortal Watt, by whom was awakened the wondrous power of steam. During the memorable struggle ' which ' convulsed the kingdom in the days of Cromwell, the un fortunate Charles I sought refuge there, and shared the hospitality of its then owner, Sir Thomas Holte. The loyal old baronet reoeived the King with befitting honors; but the Parlia mentarians, hearing of the King's stay at the Hall, mustered in strong force and attacked the mansion, whose walls still bear the marks of the cannonading. It is recorded that for nearly three days tbe inmates gallantly with stood the assault. At length, worn out, they were compelled to surrender. The fine old Hall was ruthlessly plundered by the besiegers, the family papers scattered to the winds, and the owner made a prisoner. More than two centuries have passed away, and how changed the scene 1 Another monarch viaita the old mansion, not, however, as a temporary asylum, but to dignify with her presence its in auguration to the people. Thousands now press forward to the old Hall, not m antagonism to a sovereign fleeing from his subjects, but to welcome the presence of a well-beloved Queen. To describe, however, the various associations conneoted with this time-honored edifice, or the nume rous attractions prtnented in my passage from one fairy scene to another along this royal route, is not mv purpose: so. with the reader's permission, we will at onoe transfer ourselves to the Town-Hall, in order to witness "the worship'ul, the Major of Birmingham," John Radclille, receiving, at the hands of hid sove- rirn. tl.rt honor ot kniehtbOOd. O F o A dais with an eCfllo front, and approached by three steps richly carpeted, has been ereoted for the occasion, iu the central space immedi ately beneath the organ gallery. It is protected by a cauonv of the most corceous description, supported by massive rich trusses in me form of scrolls, and elaborately gilt. The curtains are of costly purple velvet and hang n graceful profusion, the apex of the struuture being surmounted by plumes of-- ostrich feathers. Supported by two embleinntlo figures is a beautifully wrought Shield, bearing the letter "V," above which is a regal cruwu iu orlmson and gold. The royal standard and the ftaga of all nations iu alliance with Lngland are grouped at the back of the canopy, which ia lined with rich white rilk, whtrfupon the royal arms are richly niiblaoutd. Three chairs are placed upon the dais, that Intended for the Queen being profusely gilt, and covered with gold embroi dery upon a crimson ground, and displaying the royal arms. On either side of the dais, and completely filling the space to the gal leries, a profusion of exotics and the choicest plants send forth their refreshing perfumes, and nature and art are thus so charmingly allied that neither seems to sutler from the union. The Hall is filled with the privileged spec tators. The Aldermen and members of the Town Council have taken their respective positions near the throne, and now preceded by the Mayor and Town Clerk, who, as they walk backward, bowing and scraping at every Step, present an appearanoe extremely ludi crous the Queen and the Prince Consort ad vance arm in arm, midst breathless silence, along the richly-carpeted aisle. Immediately on her Majesty ascending the throne, the great organ peals forth the Na tional Anthem, and the voices of an efficient choir resound throughout the spaoious Hall with thrilling e fleet. The anthem concluded, the Town Clerk, attired in the usual black court-dress, and wearing his official silk robe, steps ferward, and, after a profound obeisance, proceeds to read the address of the corpora tion. This over, his worship, the Mayor in ordinary court costume, minus the sword, a state robe of scarlet cloth trimmed with black velvet and sable, and covered with chevrons of gold lace, presenting a tout ensemble strongly sug gestive of the old sycophant "Polonius" in the play of llamlet receives the document from the Town Clerk; and advanoing to the foot of the throne, and kneeling on one knee, presents it to the Queen. Her Majesty grace fully responds amidst the profoundest silence, whereupon, at the instance of the Secretary of State, his worship again falls on his knee, and the Queen, receiving, at her oommand, a sword from - the officer in waiting, taps there with the prostrate form before her, first on the right shoulder and then on the left, while at the same time pronouncing in harlequin fashion the magio words, "Rise, Sir John 1" a com mand which the venerable recipient of royal favor obeys with marvellous alacrity, and in a manner striking indicative of Pantaloon in the pantomime. A smile of evident satisfaction plays over his countenance at the happy thought of his sudden transformation from an unsophisticated burgesj into a veritable "Knight of the Shire," and, bending low, he acknowledges with silent gratitude the boon bestowed upon him. The members of the corporation and other officials are now severally presented to their sovereign by the newly fledged knight. The organ again peals forth the National Anthem, and the ceremony is completed. It is impossible within the limits of a single article to touch upon the many state forms and ceremonials which crowd upon my me mory as peculiar to monarchical England, and I must, therefore, rest contented for the pre sent with a slight retrospective view of the opening of Parliament by the Queen, which may be regarded as the Londoner's grand op portunity for seeing Majesty in all the pomp of state. To hear the royal speech is a privi lege accorded to but few, and, therefore, the next bebt thing is to peep at the royal prooes sion on its passage from the palaoe to the Honse of Peers. The Queen is not expected to reach the House before two o'clock P. M., but from early morn the great "unwashed" have been afoot; and from remote Stepney, the wastes of Wap ping, and the far distant regions of Stratford and Ilornsey, come pouring a steady current of signt-seers, who proceeded at onoe to take possession of every point where a glanoe of the royal cortege can be obtained. By eleven the - Royal Park and every avail able space along the route ia crowded. Every tree bears its living load; the palisading fur nishing standing-places lor a long row of ad venturers, who run the risk of being at every moment impaled on its spikes rather than not see the show; and as the time passes, and the crowd becomes denser and more dense, men withpianKs, tubs, stools, chairs, and crazy benches make impromptu scauoldings for such of the lieges as choose to pay the demanded sixpence or shilling for their temporary tenure oi its treaKy space, bull onwards flows the human tide, which by this time has changed its character. Instead of corduroy and cotton dresses, broadcloth and crinoline are now predominant. Soafiolding stands rapidly rise in value; hair-crowns are de mauded, and corduroy sells its envied position to "Sydenham pants" and "Noah's Ark coats" at a goodly premium. The crowd is now immense; it is "boundless, endless, and BUbiime," ana is withal good-tempered, loon lar, and at times disposed to harmony the latter disposition showing usel! in assertions. more patriotic than musical, that "Brittannia's the pride of the h'ooean," and that conse quently three cheers are required for the red. white, and blue; or otherwise breaking out in declarations of instant readiness to lie down and at once expire for the sake of "Bonny Annie .Laurie." At half-past 12, a detachment of Life-Gnards, in full state uniform, arrive, and '. form in couples in front of the curb-stones alone the route. behind which the spectators, who have hitherto been held back by numerous relays of police, have now he two-fold opportunity of scrutinizing the colossal forms and well-appointed accou trements of the "heavy cavalry," and of hav ing at the same time their respective feet trodden into pulp by the cumbrous hoofs of the chargers 1 ' - 1 Let the reader suppose that we have sought for and obtained an eligible site, adjacent to the Parliament Houses.' There is nearly an hour to elapse ere the object of our visit is attained. The people are treading on each other's oorns, but there is very little ill-humor notwithstanding. Jokes are freely indulged in, and for the uiottt part partake of tbe con ventional forms of the House. "I move," says one, "that Mr. Policeman do stand h'out of tbe way." "1 beg to seoond the motion," cries' another. "The h'ayes 'av It," shouts a third. "and we'll 'av the serceant-at-h'aims in if 'e don't h'obey." Of course the policemen don't laugh no one ever saw a policeman on duty laugh. A carriage pastes, with an elderly lady the sole occupant. "I wonder," exclaims a wag in front of us, "how much that 'ere lady would give me a year to ride at 'er side; I'm h'opeu to a h'offer ! Now's 'er time 1 going at a great sacrifice 1" Another vehicle follows, contain ing a corpulent old gentleman. "Oh I that's r 'ndhand " drvly observes the previous speaker. "What I a-going apart from his wife f" inquires a lady with spectaoles and a large umbrella. "Yes, ma'am; that's the fash ionable way or .living now. 'Usbanas ana wives don't see h'each h'other h'oftener than they can 'elp." Whereupon the inquisitive old lady with the umbrella turns away with a sigh, and declares that Bhe don't know "What the country's a-coming to." By this time the excitement, that has been gradually waking up, becomes intense, and the vast crowd surges and vibrates, and pushes, and struggles until it is one -' seething mass of perspiration and impatlesor. Tbe words now run round. "They're coming.'? Presently a horseman, who, it is clear to all, is a trumpeter, appears in sight, but the indescribably costumed Individual who accompanies him is evidently1 marvel to that large portion or tne crowd whose flully bats betoken them to be from the provinces. This is a herald, and, having done his share in exciting the risibility of the cocknoya and the awe of the country-folk, who tak him to be at least a Soldan or a Caliph, he passes on, ana an eyes are now aireciea to lue approauu- ng train of carriages, each drawn by six horses, and containing the royal household. The last of these has passed, and now comes a ranee. The Queen is at hand. Along the balconies and from the windows handkerchiefs are fluttering, hats waving, and thousands of throats are bhouting loud "huzzas." A de tachment of picked body-guaras slowly ride by, and are followed by the "beef-eaters" in their ludicrously quaint Elizabethan cos tumes; and lo I the eight cream-colored steeds upon whom devolves the honor of conducting the Majesty of EngUnd are in sight. With costly purple trappings, these maguifloent ani mals stalk proudly along, as it conscious of the high duty intrusted to them. At the head of each, on either side, walks a groom in pow dered wig and scarlet livery, and now the gor ceous state carriage ot crystal and gold is before ns. The Queen, seated on the right of lUC A t iiiuc" VViiavi b. m none V vurjb) looks young and happy. Little dreaming of the bereavement which in a few short years she Is doomed to suffer, her Majesty bows from side to side, and smiles, as she passes, at some observation Just male to her by one of her ladies of honor; but no one seems to know or care who she may be. The Queen is the great object of attraction, and, seeing her, the spectators are satisfied. 'l he crowd now breaks up, but soon again reforms, in order to once more feast its eyes upon the fairy-like procession as it returns amid renewed plaudits to Buckingham 1'alaoe Itinerant newsvenders already shout out, in every direction, "The Queen's Speech," and numberless ballad-singers croak forth their doggerel rhymes, of which the following is a literal specimen: "Now, you blooming lasses fine, blip ou your crinoltn, And away all the lunny sights to see. There' the Queen and Albert gay, And the soldiers, too, huzza I You're invited by her Majesty to tea." 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CO RNEB SEVENTH AKD CUESNVX Agentaand Solicitors wanted In all the cltlee and towns In Pennsylvania and Southern ,w Jer INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA; OFFICE, No. 132 WALNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA. INCORPORATED 1794. CHARTER PERPETUAL. CAPITAL, KSOO.OOO. ASSETS JANUARY 8, 1807 l,7aj,3S7-ao INSURES MARINE, INLAND TR-vNSPORTA TION AND FIRE RISKS. DIRECTORS. Arthur G. Coffin, bamuel W. Joues, John A. Brown, Charles Taylor, AmDrose white, Richard D. Wood, William Welsh, S. Morris Wain, George L. Harrison, Francis R. Cope, Edward H. Trotter, Edward B. Olarke, William CummlUKS, T. Ch ir .ton Ueoiy, Alfred D. Jeup, Jobu P. Whim jonn ALaaon Lou 14 O. Madeira. ARTHTJK G. IHIPPlfJ Pru.Me.nt Ohart.kb Platt, (Secretary. WILLIAM BUEHLKK, Ilairlsbnrg, Pa., Central Agent ior tne mate oi Pennsylvania. 1 26 QIRARD FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY. (No. 63) N. E. COR. CHE3NUT AND SEVENTH STS., PHILADELPHIA. CAPITAL, AND SURPLUS OTER $300,000. IMCOIIE t OU 1806, IOM t. Losaea Paid and Accrued In 1866, 47,000. Of which amount not Swoo remain nnnald at this date. Iiuo.Coo.goo ol property bao.been sucuesaiu'ly insured by IhiaCompaDy In thirteen years, and Eiubt Hun dred Lossea by Fire promptly paid. DIRECTORS. Thomas Craven. Silas Terkes, Jr.. Furinan bbeppard. The mas MacKeilar,! Aiirea n. uuiett, IS. B. Lawreucu. Char Us . JJupout, Httnrv V. k.nn.v. jouu nuppiee, John W. Claghorn, wuneiiu Aiapp, an. u . it hum a 8 CRAVEN, President;. A. B. GILLETT, Vlce-i resideut. 822fmwi JAME8 B. ALVORD, Secretary, piRC INSURANCE. LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND GLOBE " INSURANCE COJUPANT. ASSETS OTEB.iMWMiMMH.M.iiMi,! 1 0,000,000 INVESTED IN THE U. S., VEBI,S00,000 PHILADELPHIA BOARD. Lemnel Collin, Esq., If 'harlea 8. (Smith, Esq., : Joseph W. Lewis, Esq., Henry A. Duhrlng, Esq., Edward Slier, Esq. All lossea promptly adjusted without reference to England. PHILADELPHIA OFFICE, Ko. 6 AUUtCHAJSTS1 EXCHANGE, ATWOOD SMITH, ' 10 17 thstoem General Agent for Pennsylvania. PROVIDENT LIFE AND TRU8T COMPANY". OF PHILADELPHIA, No. Ill B. lOUMTH mreet. INCORPORATED 8d MONTH 2, 1888. CAPITAL, 100,001, PAID IU. Insurance on Lives, by Yearly Prentluma: or by 5. 10, or 0 year Premiums, Non-lurlelture. Anijuitles granted on favorable .erias, . Term Policies, Children's Endowments. ' This Company, while giving the insured theaecnrlty otatiald-up Capital, will divide the entire pronln ol the Life business among its policy holders, Moneys rtcelved at Interest, and paid on demand. Authorised by charter to execute Trusts, and to act as Executor or Administrator, Assignee, or Uuardian, and in other fiduciary cttpaclUee, uuuer appointment of any Court ot this Commonwealth, or any person or persona, or bodies pollilo or corporate. BAMUEL P. SHIPLKV, lllsNRT HAI5BS, JOSHUA H, MORKIri, T. WIetTAR BROWN, RICHARD WOOU. W. C. LONGSTKKTH! RICHARD CADBDRT. WILLIAM JIACldtR. CHAKLES F. COFFIN. SAMUEL B. SU1FLKV, ROWLAND PARRY, Frentrient. Actuary. WILLIAM O. LONOHTltEm, Vice-President. THOMAtt WlbTAR, M 1).. J. B. TOWNslEND, 7 27 Medical Examiner. . . Legal Adviser. piKEK IX INSURANCE COMPANY OP PHI- I- LA DELFHIA. LNCOKFORATED 1601 CHARTER PERPETUAL. Ho. mWALS UT Btreet, opposite the Exchange. This Company Insures from loss or damage by FIRE, . on liberal terms on buildings, merchandise, fur niture, etc., for limited periods, and permanently on buildings by deposit ol premium. The C ompany baa been in active operation for more tbao SIXTY S tAUct, during which ail .'ossea have been promptly ailjualed aud paid. John I Hodge, KUtavTOHa, Kavld Lwis jd. 1. juauony, John T, Lewis, William H. Urant, Robert W. Learning, D. C lurk Wharton, Lawrence Lewu, Jr., iienlamln Eitlne. Thomas H. Powers. A. K, Mclleury, kdmund Casllllon,' Samuel Wilcox, ' fouls O. JNurrlx. . . JUHM 11. W UCHERER, President, Bamukl Wilcox, Secretary. TTUHE IKBUKAKCE EXCLUBIVELY.-THS JJ PENNSYLVANIA FiRJS INsUKA-NCJC COM PANY Incorporated lMHh Charter Perpetual No, tlO WALNUT Street, opposite Independence tfcjnare. This Company, favorably known to tbe oommuuity lor over forty years, oouttuuea to Insure against loss or damage by lire on Puhllo or Private Bulldlors, either permanently or for limited time. Also, on Furniture, blocks of Ooooa, and Merchandise zene rally, on liberal kerms. 1 heir Capital, together wltb large Snrplos Fa nd, a Invested In the most carelul manner, which enil them' n Oder to Si Insured an undoubted security la the caae of luaa. i DIB EOTOSa. Daniel Smith, Jr., John Deveraux, Alexander lieuton, , 1 Thooiaa BmlUt, Isaac liazlehurat. ' I II miry Lewis, ' Thomaa itobblna, ' " I ' J. olillnghaiu Fell, i Daniel Faddock, Jr. DANIEL, km ITH, J a,, President, WUXlu B. CxvowiOj. bMuwwuy auj . .. i- ... INSURANCE COMPANIES, DELAWAKR MUTUAL SAFETf INSU RANCE COMPANY. Incorporated by tba Legislature of Pennsylvania, Mm, Office, S.E. corner THIRD and 'WALNUT Steota, MARIMC INrtUKANCKS On Vessels, Cargo, and Freight, to all parts Of thJ T XT T 1 VT TVQtin A Tinw On goods by river, canal, lake, and land carriage Mi parla ef tbe Union. ' viutr IfaaTTDiionva On merchandise generally. Uu stores, AJweinug h-uuww, ahj. ASSETS OF THE COMPANY, November 1, 1SH7. 1200,000 United Stales Five per Cent. Loan.10 4o'... ... 120.000 United hlatea Five Per Cent. 201,00001 134,400-JO li, 56200 210,O70'O9 129,(2830 11,000-00 19.900-00 23,975 -00 20,000 00 18,000-01 4,270 00 Loan, 1HHI , 60.0C0 United Hiates 7 S 10 Per Cent Loan Treasury Notes...:,.. 100,000 Stale of Pennsylvania Six Per Cent. Lonn 125,000 CUy of Philadelphia Hlx Per Cent Loan (exempt Irom tai ).. 89,000 State of New Jersey Six Per Cent. Loan- .. 10,000 Pennsylvania Railroad Hrst Mortgage bix Per Cent. Bonds.... 25,000 Pennsylvania Railroad, second MorigHge Mix Per Cent. Bonus.... 25,000 WeMrru Pennsylvania Railroad Six Per Cent, ienda (Pennsyl vania Railroad gnnr'ntet)....... 0,0O0 State of Temirxaee Five Per Cent. Ixan .. 7,000 State of Teuuessee Uix Per Cent. Lonn lu.OOO 8u0 shares Hiock of Uermanlown Orm Company (principal and in t rert guaranteed by the oily of Philadelphia) 7,500 1M Hliares flock of Pennsylvania, Railroad Com pany ... n 6,000 100 rharen Hiock or r:nrlli renusvlva- nlaRallrond Company 20,000 80 Shares block of Philadelphia and Southern Mail Steamship Com pany in.ooo'00 7,80000 S.00(KK 1S.C-DO00 201.900-00 201,900 Loans on Honilh unri Morltiage, first Huns on City Properties... (1,11)1,400 par. Market value (I ,102,802-M cost t ,mv,niv 20. Real PR'ate Rills Receivable for luBuranue made1 Balances due at Ag'-nclm Pre DiiiiniHon Murine Policies Ac crued Interest, aud other debla due the Company (tuck aud tsci lp of Hundry Insu rance and other Compaulos, "W78-0O Estimated value CfiBh In Rank ..iloa,ul7-0 Cash in .Drawer.. 298 52 86,000-00 219,135-67 43.33PM a.oi7"0o 1M,315-J I,507,81-1S DIRECTORS. Thomas C. Hand, James C. Hand. jonn u. jjavis, Eumuud A. Bourter, Joseph H. Seal, Tbeophilus Paulding, Hugh Craig, Edward Darlington, John R. Pen rone, H. Jones Brooke, Henry Slean. George G. Lelper. W II Hum G. Boulton, Edward Lafourcade, smuel K. ettokea, jnrues iraciuair, William U Ludwlg, Jacob P. Jones, James B. MoFarland Joshua P. Eyre, Jonn D. Taylor, Kpeucer Mclivalue, Henry C. LallAtl, Jr George W. Reruardou, J. B. Sample, Pittsburg, A. B. Bcrger. Jacob Klegel, D. T. Moriran. THOMAh l HANI). President JOHN C. DAVIS, Vice-President, PFNRT LYLBURN.Henretarv. HENAtY BALL, Assistant Secretary. 12 ( tl 81 O T I C E. To Persons Intending to Effect INSURANCE UPON THEIR LIVES, THE PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSU- BANCE COMPANY, No. OSt Chestnut Street, Philadelphia," Offers Inducements equal to anyother Company, And superior to many.. , L Tbe return premium baa averaged larger than most of tbe otber Companies. The Insured participate EVERY YEAR In tha divi sion of surplus, while In some companies no return la ' ever given for tbe first year's premium. .: All the Surplus Belongs to the Insured I There being no Stock hold ers to claim share. Tbe security Is ample. The assets are well And saiely Invested, and In pro portion to tha amount ef liability. t INSURE NOW) ALL POLICIES ISSUED PREVIOUS TO FIRST JANUARY WILL SHAKE IN THJfi JAJNUAitI DIVISION. ASSETS fl,800,00. lioaaea Paid Promptly. JAMES TRAQUAIR, President. SAMUEL E. b'iOKK-l. Vice-President. JOHN W. HORNEK. A. V. P. and Actuary. HORATIO a bTEPHENS. becrelary. 12 9mwf8t FURS. 1867. FALL AND WJOTER- 1867 FUR HOUSE, . (Established In 1318.) The nnderalgued Invite the ipeclal attention of the Indies to their large stock of FOBS, coutistlDg of Muffs, Tippets, Collars, Etc.. LN RUSSIAN SABLE, - MINK SABLB ROYAL ERMINE, CHINCHILLA, PITCH, ETC. . All Of tbe LATEST STYLES, SUPERlOJi f LNISHA and M reasonable prices. " f Ladles In moornlng will find handsome articles FERSIAKNES and SIMIA8: tbe latter a moat bean tlfnl (nr. CARRIAGE ROBES, SLEIGH ROBES, and FOOT MCEJrS, In great variety. A. K. & F. K. VVOMRATH, 9114m DO. 41T ARCH STBF.BT, - Will remove to onr new Store, No. 1212 Cheanut street, about May 1. 18M. ; " p A N C Y F U R O. Tbe subscriber having recently returned from r Europe with an entirely new stock of ... FITR9 " . Ol his own selection, would ofler the same to his cns toniera. made up in tbe latest atylea, and at reduced) '-' - prlote, at bla OLD ESTABLISHED STORE, , . , , . HO. 19 MUBTU 1U1BD KTKEET, 10f62mrpl . . '. ABOVE ARCH. , . -r j. . T tTi TWTOT?V "'" FURNISHING GOODS, SHIRTS,&0 i i 4 , .i J I ' W. SCOTT Sa CO., ' , ! UIRT MANUFACTURERS hot FrjitNisiiiiMa aoooi ' j lO. SU tUtJkNVT TBEirr, . 1 FOUR DOORS BELOW THE "CON TIN ENTAI '. ' 8x7rp miL&DlLPHIA. p a T E N T SHOULDER - BEAU ftUIBT MANUFACTORY, AKUKNTLKHKN'VrilUNUJUINUBTTORJt PERFECT FITTING SHIRTS AND DRAWERS pasde lrou uiSMureuinDt at very abort notlr, ' ",J,l'"..,rt".'1?" UENTLEMJLM'bi DRESS GOO 1 In full variety. " WINCH ENTER 4 CO . Jl fro, iti ClHattHN OT Btreas, ' QEORCE PLOWMAN, . OAltPENTEU AND BUILDER' ' ' To No. 134 OOCTX Otroot- rHILAXUXPIlLSai 1 A 4 1