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i U is IN ESS NOTICES.
Overcoats,
Overcoats,
OvprroaUi,
Overctata
Pkntlm Jtckets,
SkmliiK Jarki-u,
Stealing Jacket,
c. i . , Hkatlng Jackets,
Nut Ftyle Frock Coats, '
Kfw t-tj le Fn.ck Uiau
IS'cw Hn le Krcx-k Outs,
Hew bljrle Frock Coats,
New Style Park Coats,
I.ew Hiyle Hack I 'o,
w fciyle Hack Cuius,
, , ,. New btyle Back Coats,
Men's Ttuitnesg Pnltx,
Ala V Business Sniu,
Men's 1iihiimh Mi In,
ileu's Business fcult.
Boys' RulU,
Boys' Pulls,
JloyV Hulls,
Boys' Uuits.
LarMt Ptnck In Philadelphia.
1 .a i Rett Htock In Philadelphia,
l.sruent But k in Philadelphia,
ltgcalbuxk In PhiladHlph u,
At Lowest PrlCM In Philadelphia,
At Lowest Prices In rtilladelphia,
At lowest Prices In Ptilln'lelplila,
At l,owetU Prlct'fl In Philadelphia,
Stfciai, Noticr. Hat Inar been fortunate In secur
ing large loia of drsiraole gooils, Corel n and doines
tic, lute In the season, at the lowewl prii ei known for
years leva .than cost of Importation and manufac
ture we arc enahled to offer superior garments, sur
passed by none, equalled by few, In style, tit, make,
mid material, at prlos lots than aame goods cost In
larsl other establishment, and lower thaa they have
been sold for six years,
Halt way between ) Bsnnftt A Co,,
Fifth and Twit Ht(
Blxlh streets. J No. Sis Maiikkt St.,
I'll 1 1, A OKI. I'll IA.
akp Wo. BflO Rroadwa y, New York,
rFTTT KxinniTiow . Among the numerous at
tractions on onr business thoroughfares on Christ
mas eve, one of the most beautiful and interesting
Was presented In the large show windows of tbe
Grover A Baker Sewing Machine Warerooms. No 73)
Chesnut street. In one window a bright Utile miss of
eleven years, and In tbe other a boy of eight, were
for nearly two hours each opera log a O rover A Bike
Inacblne, with all tbe skill and ease of adepts In tho
Art, The lact that children of such tender years are
capable of working these admirable machines by the
hoar, without fatlgae, Is the highest commentary
Upon the ease and facility with which tUcy are
operated. -
XtOTicR to Gentlemen who spent Christinas-Day
away from borne. Those gentlemen who were so un
fortunate as to spoil their best holiday clothes by any
unforeseen accidents peculiar to the Christmas Holi
days, are Informed that they can yet get new suits of
first-class clothing at the reduced prices at Charles
fclokes A Co.'s Clotulpg House, under the Continental,
Bbably Pkaut. Every arrangement Is) being
made for the grand dlstiioutlon of presents among
the shareholders in the Klversld Institute, to take
place on tbe 8th of January, The office Is at No. Ml
Chtsnut street, and all who wish to subscribe can
wall themselves of this opportunity. The shares are
going off so rapidly that the subsc lptlon books may
I. a nlnanil at m.nv Til n m on f
Barber's Imi-rovkd Pkriohcopic Hpkctaolbs
superior to all others; Gold. (Silver. Bleol and Nickel
Mountings. A very desirable present.
Opera O lasses very low. 213 North Eighth street,
(second story.)
AUCTION SALE.
Saturday, December 28, 1867, -at
11 o'clock,
Closlugout sale of
Kilty, Cafkinhton A Co.'s btock, at store
, . , No. 723 Chesnut Ureal,
Consisting of
Brocatelles, I'errys, reps, satln-de-lalnes, damatks,
elegant embroidered Bwlss laces and HngliBU Notting
ham curtains, curtain materials, piano and taole
covers, window shades, furniture covering, and up
holsterers' trimmings of all kinds. Also, thiee sets
black walnut first-class furniture and largs mirror,
With connecting cornices.
Its Good Kffkcts abb Permanent. In this It
dirts rs from all hair nyes. By Its use luxuriant growtk
Is guaranteed, natural color and kIoss are restored. One
trial will caube you to say this ot Mrs. H. A. Al en s
Improved (new style) Hair Kes orer or Dressing (In
one bottle). Every Druggist sells It, Prloe, One
foliar.
Grovkr a Baker's Highest Premium Sew
ing Machines, No. 780 Chesnut street.
lKDUCKMKNTS IN HOLIDAY PRESENTS.
Aa Presents tor Ladles.
4M"I'reHeuts for Ueiils.
-Presents tor Children.
McIktiue A Bbothkb.No. 1038 Chesnut street.
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Wanamaker A Brown
Men's and Uoys' Cloth
Iiik, Garments ranging
ut every price, cut in
every style; ready-made
er made to order. H. K.
corner Sixth and Mar
ket btreets.
Overooata Chinchilla,
Whitney, Esquimaux,
Beaver, Fur Beavers,
Pilots, etc. Largest va
riety in the c'ty. Oak
Hall, Hixiu and Market
Btreels.
Business Suits Botn
forelKH and domestic
goods; excellent style,
fc. K. corner SixUi and
Market sis. Oak Hall,
Wanamaker k Brown.
Dress Suits of all the
desliajrblaHtylei, suitable
for any occasion. Wana
maker A Brown, Sixth
and Market streets.
Boys' Suits, for school,
home and dress; newest
Styles and best class
goods. Wanamaker A
Brown, Larue Clothing
House, Sixth and Mar
ket Streets,
Boys' and Youths' Over
coats in variety of sty lea
Wanamaker A Brown,
foixth and Market sta.
Shirts, Underclothing,
and Uenta' Furnishing
4oods of every kind at
small advance above
cost. Wanamaker A
Brown, Oak Hall Great
Clothing House, Sixth
and Market streets.
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MARRIED.
DUNN TTANDWOBD. On the 25th Instant, by the
Rev T. A. Kernley, at the Nasareth Parsonage, No.
252 N. Thirteenth street, Mr. JOHN DUNN to Miss
BALLIK HANDWORK, both of Chester county.
MOSES COFFMAN. In New York, ou Tuesday
rvanlnK. December 24, 17, by Rev. Thomas Arrui
,,7e D. D.. JOHN G. MObKb to KMILY A. COFF
MAN, both ol Phienlxvllle, Pa. No cards.
TROUT KKBN. On the 5th Instant, by Rev. W. C.
Robinson, No. 47 N. Kleventh street, Mr. O. K.
'J JHOWT to Miss M. E. KKKN, uf this city.
DIED.
ADAMS. At Jacksonville, Florida, on the 18lh In
stant, CHABLKH 1 ., son ot Thomas F. and Margaret
v Adams, aKed 81 years. . .
Faneral services al tbe Church of St. James the
Xa. on Friday, the 7lh Instant, at 12 o'clock M.
NEWMAN. On the 2th Instant, ANNA COX,
wife of John B. Newman, aved ml years.
The male friends of the family are respectfully In
sjlted to attend tbe funeral, from her late residence,
No! 1718 Spruce street, on Saturday morning next aMO
o'clock.
WA GN ER. On the 24th Instant. JAMES S. DUVAL
1 AO NEK. In theoth yearot his age.
Funeral from hU father's residence. No. 1819 Spruce
afreet on Friday, the 27th Instant, at o'clock A. M.
&Utt t Chflat Church Burial Ground.
CITY INTELLIGENCE.
I0 ADDITIONAL LOCAI, ITEMS SEE INSIDB TAOE1.
CHRISTBIAS EVE ANJ CHRISTMAS DAY.
A ereat number of our peoplewhen others
Bpke , to ti.em of tl.e terrible din and born.
LiowirjH hlcli would continence before duslc
nSbnBHtmas ev. dubiously shook their beads,
and gave utterance to the one monosyllable
Law" As if tberela lay thepower to subdue the
rampant and malicious spirits of the old and
young, who had purchased tholr long tin horns
weeks ago, in anticipation of this one event,
Christmas Kve. True It is, an ordinance was
promulgated by our municipal legislators, and
ienled by his Honor the Mayor, but sluce there
were but six bundred policeman to maintain
it and about four or 11 veithousaud youngsters to
break it, the result is at once evident. And so,
before - six o'clock on that ail Im
portant evening, like tocsins awakening their
fceveral camps, the borns sounded, and trie
crowds commenced to parade, headed by shrill
llfes, and deafening kettles, and rattling drums,
unci loud shouts, until the streets and highways
Itemed with uiftiord wuion no nu ol July ouuUI
rival. There were more clubs In masiiutrade
VHXa tit strati tUfttt UftYe been seen lot si
THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY,
year.a dreased in every conceivable variety of
cost time, whose rhlpf fnrtr. seemed to be tooause
side spllttlnR IniiKhter and untold merriment.
Chesnut, Klnlith, and Hecond streets were nsps
rlally (dlH)honorM by these Itinerant bti'ls.
Horns (wtTs blown in all their old-lime fre
qut'iiry, and some innocent and unknowing old
yen t n more tdan once completely knocked
ofl bis leet and laid low by some dreadful and
nlinost snpeinatuiHl shriek In bis ear. Tue
crowd was so K'eat and moved no rapidly on
Chennot st i eet, i hnt eighteen thousand passed
a plvon point In one hour.
On TUKKday afternoon the ofDoe of the Home
Missionary Htoletv, In North alreet, near Fifth,
was literally beaelaed by the poor seeking food
snd fuel, while others of our benevolent instl
tullotis were kept no leas busy In dealing out
rations, clothltiy, Ac, to the destitute who In
their poverty and almost starvation eould
know no Christmas Joy.
Yesterday, its usual, all the pnbllo offlies
were closeo", and the streets were thronged
from early morning all lhroui?h thedav, and
promenaders would have maintained their,
march the greater part of the evening, had not
a disngreeahle rain driven them within doors.
The Catholic churches commenced their
celebration of the festival at the early hour of
five A. M., t which time Immense congrega
tions SNKembled in all thechrrches. Holemn
Htftb Mass was celebrated, tbe Te Oevm chaunt
cd.and the ChrlHtmna anthem and hymn were
given with much ell'ect. Indeed, the music In
the Catholic churehesof this city wasa marked
and prominent feature of the celebration of the
dsy, lor which the different choirs made credit
able preparations.
The Orand Mass of Hummel, No. 2, was
splendidly sung at HU Augtisliue's Charon,
under the direction of H. O. Thunder, superior
vocal talent participating in the rendition of
the splendid work an essential precaution,
ty-the-by, to its success. Klifht Key. Bishop
Wood celebrated I'ontiUcal High Mams at the
Cathedral, where Hummol's Miss was also
performed, n ceo in pun led by the Uermanla
Orchestra. The npaclous edl lice was filled by a
large congregation, and the main altar was
splendidly illuminated, and Morally and other
wise decorated. The Assistant Priest, the
In aeon and sub-Denoon of the Mass, the Dea
cons, and the other ecclesiastical delernious
were clad lu rich and magnificent vestments,
anil, when the tapers were all lighted, the scene
presented was magnificently grund.
At the other cimrahes splendid music was
given by the prominent choirs, amongst them
being the following, who sang respectively the
Grand Masses named:
Ht. Patrick's, Vou Weber, No. 2, nndar the di
rection of Marcus F. Aledo; Ht. Michael's, Mo
r art, No. 2, under the direction of T. U. llarklus;
Ht, Peter's, Hcheldermayer, No. 1, under the di
rection of A. Hertel; St. Mary's, a Mass com-
Sosd by the director, Angelo K. Dos Santos;
t. Philip's. Mozart, No. 13, under the direction
of Henry T. Rochell; Ht, Joseph's, the same
composition under the direction of VV. A. New
land; Bt. Vincent de Paul (Oermautown),
Uacln, No. 8, under the direoilon ol James
O'Neill.
At the Northern Home for Friendless Chil
dren and the Associated Home for Soldiers' and
Sailors' Orphans, Twenty-third and Brown
streets, interesting Christmas festivities took
place on Christ tnas afternoon, commencing at
2'4 o'clock. Hinging and recitations by the
children; addresses by several speakers; and an
extra dinner was served np for the children.
The public attended in large numbers.
The exercises at the Bedford Mission were
none of the letist Important in the city. At
12 o'clock the little ones, with eyes sp trkllng
In anticipation of what was coming, were as
sembled in tbe chapel, and after devotional ex
ercises, under the direction of itev. J. D. XiOng,
they hurried upstairs, where huge piles of
rousted turkeys, and plates enough for each,
filled full of goodies which they had hardly
kuown before, and Christmas trees, hanging
full of presents, were ready to receive them.
This was one of the most Interesting of the
Christmas celebrations In the city, and no doubt
the kind ladles and gentlemen who were the
movers in it were wished many and many a
hearty "Merry Christmas" by the little ones
Whose hearts they had cheered.
In Camden, services of an Interesting char
scler were held In the Broadway Methodist
Episcopal Church, by the Sunday School, con
sls'lng of singing by the children, addresses by
the i'utdor, U. A. Cbalker, and Mr. Stltes, after
whicii Santa Claus appeared In their midst,
stripped the Christmas tree.and distributed the
good things it contained among the children.
A set of silver napkin rings was at the same
time presented to tbe Pastor.au an appreciation
of Lis services In this church and Sunday
School. This is one of the most flourishing
Sunday Schools in our sister city, and did well
their part last evening.
Fires. About 9 o'clock last night a fire
occurred in the dwelling No. 1708 Coxe street.
Tbe house Is the ono formerly occupied by
the late Samuel P. Fearon, ex-Chief of the Fire
Department, and is owned by Mr. Maule,
lumber merchant. It Is occupied by Mrs. Miller,
an old lady, and a Mr, Simon, wife, and child,
Last evening, one of the ladles in the house
went into a bed-room, which-overlooks tho
rear of tbe dwelling, and setting down the
candle she had been carrying, did some work,
and then came out, locking the door, and, it is
said, leit tbe candle burning. Soou after the
flames were seen issuing from the place, having
burnt right down through tbe fl jor. The alarm
was sounded, but before the steamers eould get
at work, the llames had made considerable
headway, driving some of the inmates out en
deshabille, while an old lady bad to be taken
from a third story window. The loss Is
about 11200.
About 4 o'clock yesterday morning a Are oc
curred In the telegraph-room attached to the
.New York depot, al Thirty-first and Market
streets, aud burnt up tbe operator's coat, hat,
etc., and did other damage to tbe amount
Of $200.
Yesterday afternoon, at 2'4 o clock, a still In
tbe coal oil works of William L. Klkins & Co.,
Fiftieth street and Peuusylvania Hailrond, ex
ploded, setting the surrounding property on
fire. The destruction to property was not great,
although the dense cloud of smoke which arose
seemed to Indicate a serious conflagration.
A "Joah" om tub Tone;. On Christmas
evening about 9 o'clock an officer, while walk
ing bis beat on Twelfth street, between South
and Hhippen, discovered a man leaning against
tbe chimney of a bouse In that viclulty and
more than that, this man stood out openly,
audaciously taking a coup d'ceil of tbe sur
rounding premises. Tbe Idea "burglar" at
oace presented Itself to the mind of the offi
cial, who, with great Intent on bagging his
game, called bis brother officers to the number
of six, and when they bad surrounded the
premises, cutting oil' every place and point of
egress, and stood with brandished clubs and
revolvers drawn, ready to annihilate that bur
glarious individual did he attempt resistance,
demanded bis immediate surrender; yet be
fuzed down npon them with still greater auda
city. '-Wait till I draw a bead on Mm," cried
une of the officials, and he did so, fired his re
volver, and down came the man, bounding
from the eaveson to the sidewalk. Quick they
tried to relieve bim from bis palu, and one
F lulled open his vest, shoved bis hand beneath
t, and lo found bim to be a man of straw, and
nothing more !
Peut Larcenies. Thomas Davis, for steal
ing various little parcels of cologne, brushes,
cents, etc , from Hoyt's variety store, on Klghth
street, below Arch, was arrested aud committed
by Alderman Beltler to answer.
Henry Honohne and Bernard Parr, young
sters, between the ages of fourteen and seven
teen, were arrested on Washington avenue for
twisting the necks of a number of plump geese
on Buck road, tbe day previous. Alduruiaa
Mink commuted them.
James Carpenter, with a degree of coolness
and audacity that was a matter of comment lor
some time, went into Koofke's lager beer
saloon, at Twelfth and Poplar streets, on Tues
day last, and picked up a quarter barrel of beer,
and before the eyes of the assembled Teutons,
gallantly walked oir, but not far, for he was
arrested, and committed by Alderman Massy,
Bold Robbebt. About 8 o'clock on Christ
mrseve, a man purchased some trivial article
atScbwarz'i fancy toy store. No. 1000 Chesnut
street, and handed the salesman a bill to take
tbe amount out. While be was eugaged doing
this bis attention was withdrawn from tho
money drawer, aud the purchaser of tbe article
leaned over and took Us oontents,tlOO,and then
decamped.
Accident. About half-past two o'clock yes
terday afternoon, Husannah Mct'laln, aged 30,
residing at the southeast coiner of Fourth and
Jefferson streets, fell into a culvert which is
being dug on a lot between Eighth and Frank
lin streets, above Columbia avenue, and broke
one of her legs. She was tukeu to St. Joseph's
Hospital. '
As Unhtcky Christmas Rejoicing. Tho
mas Burlington, on Christmas eve, was elated
beyond degree at Twelfth aud Chesnut streets,
when adlfliculty arose between him and an
other person, who was Immediately beaten and
knocked down by tbe former, liufflngtoti was
wrwivd aud Uuld to paU py AJdotuaiua. BelUur.
I'fiKSkMTATioN. Ono of the most pleasant
oenurrt nces of tbe season took place oil Christ
mas Eve, at tbe Eelaenrlng printing house.
Vnknown to the superintendent, Mr. Htopben
Greene, tbe employes bad purehased a beautiful
sliver lea service, and hart It suitably engraved
for presentation to him. Mr. William H. Soott,
on behalf ot tlie employes, presented the service
In a lent and appropriate speech, whioh was
pleasantly responded to by Mr. Greene. The
Inscription was on the sprver, and read as fol
lows: "Presented to Stephen Greene, by tho
employes of the Lelsenrlng Printing House.
Christmas, 1K07 "
Alleord TnuFT op Fifty Dollars. Jacob
Helverton went Into Thomas Phillips' place,
Front street, above Walnut, and is alleged to
have stolen J50 from that gentleman's; pocket.
Two women swore that they saw him do It,
and when arrested f.11 of tbe Illegal appropria
tion were found upon bim. Alderman Tltter
mary committed bim.
A Falbb Alarm. Abont 3 o'olook yester
day afternoon, some malicious Individual In
('arneross A Dixey's Opera House halloed fire.
The audience became alarmed, and many of
them rushed Into the street. A boy Jumped
from the seoond-story window, but sustained
no injury.
Tbb TniRD Annivkrbary of tbe Philalethean
Literary Association of Philadelphia will be
held at Musical Fund Hall, on Friday evening,
December 27. lst!7, exerolses to commence at a
quarter befoje 8. The programme offered is a
vailed and entertaining one.
Sudden Deaths. William Fullmer, residing
bark of No. 1 1211 Hancock street, fell dead yes
terday at his residence.
An unknown man died suddenly at No. 707
North Front street this morning. The Coroner
was notified to bold Inquests In both cases.
RonnED of Two Hundred Dollars. A Ger
man, while enjoying Christmas eve festivities
lu a dwelling nr Fourth and Hhippen streets,
was robbed of $200. Three young men were ar
rtsted on suspicion, but were discharged.
TorKiT Picking. Edward Duffee was ar
rested at Seventh and Hhippen streets tor
taking a man's watch out of his pocket. Alder
man i'lttermary committed him.
For Violating the Anti-Sunday Liquor
I,aw. Charles Hastings, who keens a saloon In
Nicetown, was arrested and held by Alderiu.au
Good in $1000 ball.
GIFT9 CF HARDWARE. TABLE CUT
lery, with Ivory, rubber, and other handles, and
plated blades; Children's Knives and Forks Pocket
Knives, WoMenholm's PclsMors, In sets, and IlHzors;
Itnxes and Chests of Tools, from 1 1 to fin; Boys' Work
Benches; Patent Tool Handles (20 miniatures tools In
them); Boys', Ladles', and Uenta' Ice and Parlor
Bk6t; Clothes Wringers (they'll save the r cost lu
clothing and time): Carpet Sweepers; Belt tucking
Carpet Stretchers: Plated Spoons, Forks, and Nut
Picks; Miniature Garden Tools; Kplce and Cake
lloxes; Tea Bells aud HprlngCall Bells: Nut Crackers;
Tea Trays and Walters; Patent Ash Hitters (pay for
themselves In the coal saved). Carved Walnut
Brackets; Gentlemen's Blacking 8tools, extra stious:
Bo s' Hleds; KaIMn Heeding Machl'ies: Apple Parors
and Cherry HtonlDK Machines, and a general variety
ot Useful Housekeeping Hardware. Cutlery Tools,
at TRUMAN A HHW,No. 8U5 (Eight thirty Ave)
Market street, below Nlutn.
INSURE YOUR LIFE
IN TUB
AMERICAN
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
OFFICE:
S. E. CORNER FOURTH AND WALNUT
STREETS.
CASH ASSETS KEARIT M.O0,O0O.
ALL POLICIES NON FOltFEITABLE.
The .AMERICAN Is prepared to Issue Policies of
every description affecting Life Insurance, and would
call especial attention to the various attractive fea
tures presented in Its Prospectus, which can be bad
at tbe Ofilce of the Company, aud ot all Its Agents.
ALT. MUTUAL POLICIES ISSUED PIUOR TO
JANUARY FiK-STwlll participate in the dividend
al that time.
KOW IS TUB TIME TO INSURE,
ALEX. W1IILDIIT, President.
JOHN B. WILSON, Hecretary. 12 18 lit.
r WARBTJRTON'S IMPROVED, VENTI
i lated. and easy-UHlng Dress Hata (patented). In
all tbe Improved lasnlons of the season. UBE
NUT Htreet, next door to the Post Office. 11 19 ;.'p
JONES, TEMPLE 4 CO.,
FASHIONABLE HATTKBB,
No. 25 a NINTH Street,
First Store above Oheatnot street. M91
SALESMAN WANTED, IN A HOSIERY;
White Cooits. and Notion House In New York
city. Liberal arrangements will be made with parties
controlling a Pennsylvania and Ohio trade. Address
BENNETT, BLOCUM & lUWLh.il, Box 4H2 New
York City Post Oltice. 12 24 fit
fSfr FOR SALE THE STORES Nos. 11 AND
iiiit 13 tsT It AW BERRY (street,
i'ossessloa first of year.
Apply to CHARLES RTIOAD9,
12 20 tit No. as B. BEVENTH Mireet.
WILLIAM INGRAM'S AMERICAN TEA
WARKHOUBE, No. 43 S. BKCOND Street
TEAS at low prices for the Holidays.
Try them. 12!0 6t
PA T E N T E I. PANTS SCOURED AND
STKETI'IIKD from 1 to 5 Inches, at Mottet
French Bteam Jjyelng and Bcooriug;, Ho, 2trg a,
pTH Btreet and No. 7s RACE Btreet. 9 176p
H
B S B I CHEAPEST IN THE CITY".
I No. 631 MARKET Btreet,
Where tbe Blti HORrtK
BLANgBTB. f la In the Door, f 4 11 tnihasp
CHRISTMAS WEEK TO GROCERS
AND DEALERB. Just received from Roches
ter, New York, a superior lot of Bweet Cider; also
some Hoe Virginia Crab. P. J. JORDAN, No. 220
tK.AU Btreet, below Third and Walnut sta. 11 7 5p
TO GROCERS, HOTEL-KEEPERS.
FAMILIES. AND OTHERS.-The underslened
has Just received a lresh supply ot Catawba, Califor
nia, aud Champagne Wluea, "Tonic" Ale (for in
valids) constantly on hand. P. J. JORDAN, No. 22
PKA R Btreet, below Third and Walnut sta. 11 7$6p
DEAFNESS. EVERY INSTRUMENT THAT
science and skill bave Invented to assist the
hearing In every degree of deafnena; also. Respirators;
also, Crandall's Paleti-t Crntcbes, superior to any
others lu use, at P. MA DEI RA'B, No, 116 TENTH
btreet. below Cheannt. Bgpj
HOLIDAY GOODS. WALNUT TABLE"?,
BEDSTEADS. BUREAUS, BOYS' TOOL
CHESTS. SLEDS, IRON AND TIN TOYS, WAL
NUT CARV1NU-4, BOOT-B LACE I NO TABLES,
BKATEB, CUTLERY, aud a general variety ot
USEFUL ARTICLES
la Britannia, Tin, Iron, aud Wooden Ware, at
B. A. WILUUAN'B
TTnuan-FuriiiatilnK Depot,
28tnths5p? No. lull WPRINO PARPEN Street.
J CHAMBERS, No. 810 ARCH STREET.
. -HOLIDAY PRESENTS.
Point e Lace Hdkl's.
Polnte Lace Collars and Setts, ;
Thread Lace Veils. ,
Real Val. Udkfs. from t2'50.
Emb'd Hdkni, bargains.
OtnW Hdkis, very cheap.
Valeuclenne Setts, new deslfcns.
1200 Real Clnny Collars, at 80 cents,
too Ereuch Emb'd Belts, from 75 cents abont hall
the cost of Importation. 12 13 lui
ACENCY OF THE
Union Pacific Railroad Company,
OFFICE OF
DE HAVEN & BROTLTEIt,
MO. 40 SOUTH T II J II I) STREET
We desire te ca attention to the diaerence In ths
relative price of the First Mortgage Bonds of Union
Pacific Railroad, and the price of Government.
We would to-day give these bonds and pay a diffe
rence ot
2o8'8S taking in exchange U. B. 's of 1881,
1156-33 do, do. 6 20'sofltwi
127'68 do. do, 5-20's Of 1861
tm-M do. do. 6-20's of lh(J),May& Nov.
116118 do. dn, 6-20's of '65, Jan. 4 Jo
161'83 do. do. 6-Ws Of '67, do.
IW83 do. do. t V cent. 10-40's, do.
1 159 IS do. do. 1 8-10 Cy, June Issue.
fUtf'18 do. do. 71-10 Cy. July i&tme,
(For every thousand dollars.)
We ofler these bouda to tlie public, wit" every con
Cdoact la tUli' sccuiiiy.
de n.ivEir Si nno;
THIRD EDITION
FROM WASHINGTON THIS I H.
General Grant's New family Portrait
The Repeal or the Cotton Tax lias
Escaped a Dcftat Com
missioner Soiling
on a Holiday
To nr.
SPrOUt. DESPATCH TO BVHNIHG) TSMSOBAPH.
Washington, Dec. 28,
General Grant has just had completed for bis
private residence a splendid oil painting, nine
feet high by seven feet wide, containing por
traits ol the General, Mrs. Graul, and their four
children. The scene Is cast In a wood. General
Grant is represented standing erect, dressed in
Lis full uniform. Mrs. Grant is silting on a rus
tic bench, with little U. 8. Grant, Jr., at her
side, and in the rear is Fred, the West Point ca
dets with hli gray jacket, assisting his sister
Nellie, who Is seated on her little pony.
Master Jesse, the youngest boy, is in front,
engaged in a game of croquet, and is dressed in
Scottish costume. Tbe prominent feature in the
p'cture 1b Mrs. Grant, who is dressed in pink
silk. The children are all grouped around her,
while the Gcnctal stands on her left side, lookj
lag on complacently at the children at play. It
is a magnificent painting, executed by Cogs
well, o( this city, and cost upwards of six thou
sand dollars. The likenesses are perfect.
Commissioner Rollins has gone to New Hamp
shire lor three or four days.
It Las transpired that if a vole had been taken
In the Senate on Friday last npon the bill re
pealing the cotton tax, itjwonld have been de
feated by a majority of two or more votes, and
the friends of the measure thought it best not
to press it to a vote.
WASHINGTON AFFAIRS.
The Bt. Tbontu I'arcbsis- Internal
Revenue Matters, Kle.
From th N. Y. Herald of this morning.
BT. THOMAS ANTICIPATED OBSTACLES IN THB WAT
OF PIRFECTIMO TUB FURCUASI.
Washington, Dec. 25. The anticipated diffi
culty in securing the appropriation ot funds by
tbe llouse ot Representatives necessary to con
summate the purchase of Si. Thomas appears to
be not the only obstacle in the way of the United
stales perfecting the acquisition of that island.
From a gentleman recently arrived from 8t.
Thomas I learn that, as tbe time approaches for
the people to determine by tbeir suffrages
whether the island shall remain under the juris
diction of Denmark or be transferred to the
Uoited Slates, the inclination to allow them
selves to remain as they are grows stronger.
This feeling is not tbe result of any hostile
sentiments towards our institutions, but a desire
to avoid Ibe hish rates of our port duties. As is
known, the ouly stippoit of the present sparse
population of St. Tuoruus is its trade wltb ths
adjacent inlands aloDg the Spanish Main. The
geographical position of the i.laud renders it
convenient of access to vessels passing to and
fro in tho great highway of commerce between
North and South America. Tbe preceat customs
about one and a half per cent, ad valorem
being .of so small an amount, obviates entirely
the necessity of warehouses, and precludes any
inducement to fraud. Undet the present system
the merchants aie conleut and able to do a
profitable business, and they fear tbolr trade
would be entirely ruined by an increase of
duties.
It is thought by thoso well advised that it
will be necessary to satisfy the traders of the
island, who arc the most influential portion of
the population, by some special les-islation to
suit tbe duties of the island to the circum
stances of the trade. By not making these
provisions, they think the population, from a
thriving commercial peoplt, wi 1 be reduced to
a few officers necessary to administer the Gov
ernment, and tbe requisite laborers to coal
ships upon tbeir arrival, while the business
will be confined to the few merchants require I
tosutply the bhippiug and a trau&ieut popula
tion. INTERNAL REVENUE MATTERS.
There is some excitement hero among the
Internal Revenue official, caused by tue an
nouncement that Mr. Wise well had an -assurance
that be would receive tbe appointment to
the office of Commissioner ot Interifal Revenue.
It is rumored that Mr. Wise well has a remark
ably large and influential endorsement. Many
weu known and wealthy New Knplaoders and
Western men are ptessing his claims, aud there
seems to be very little question about his con
firmation if the President should send his name
to the Senate, which is not yet quite so certain.
It is said that the whole movement is one
in the Chase interest, and many of those
who have endorsed the claims of tho ap
plicant -are active and zealous partisans of
the Chief Justice, and are anxious to
see him fill the position now occupied
by Mr. Johniton in the White House. Together
with active aLd influential politicians, Mr. Wise
well, it is said, has also received the support of
the most wealthy distillers in the country, and
tbe President, during the past week, expressed
his astonishment at tbe interest manifested in
securing an appointment to an office of which
the salary is uJy $5u00 or f G000 a year. It is,
however, in reality a political movement
in the interest of Mr. Chase, and some
curious developments may be looked for
within the next few weeks. There are
many rjmors afloat respecliug Mr. . Wlsewell's
lortuer transactions with the Revenue Depart
ment, and more especially his proposed whisky
speculation. The Commissioner, it is alleged,
at one time gave a permit to remove a large
quantity of whisk; Iroin bond on papers which
were not either transportation or redistillation
bonds. This transaction came to tbe knowledge
of Mr. Wlsewell, who, it is said, immediately
waited on tbe Commissioner and asked permis
sion to remove a quantity of whisky from bond
on papers similar to those referred to.
The Commissioner is reported to have refused
the pern.it, whereupon rumor asserts that Mr.
Wisewell said he had a right to insist on the
permit being grauted, as a similar permit had
been granted before. This led the Commis
sioner to examine more closely the papers
Which had previously been presented. Finding
t tie m to bo illegal, he immediately notified the
recipient of the permit of tbe fact, and at the
same time refused U grant Mr. Wisewell a per
mit on papers of a similar character. Such, it
is alleged, is tbe history of Mr. Wisuwell's abor
tive attempt to embark in the whisky trade,
AN INDIANA HORROR
A Thief Thrive Hnar and Literally
Hoasted to Hxtract at Confr sslou,
From (ha Chicago Tribune, Dec. 23.
On last Thursday the police authorities of this
city received a desputcu troin Elk hurt, Indiana,
setting forth the fact tbat ou the previous day a
guu store in that village had been feloniously
entered, and robbod of several valuable fowliug
pieces. The weapons were minutely described,
and the matter was giveu into the bands of De
tective Kelly. This vigilant officer immediately
proceeded to work up the matter. During his
peiambnlatious anion the pawnshops be espied
one of the guns desorloed, which bad been sold
but a moment before. This led to tbe discovery
bt tbe thief, aud before night the latter was
t sconced in tbe armory, The came of the lu
dividual is John Seymour.
Ou the following day a oobstable from Elkuvt
t&e prisoner la charge and convoy! Mm.
.JECEMBER 26, 1867.
seen of his depredations. The village
to tnt. ' to is one of unusunl quiet, and hence
rrferrea -tions had been made for the recep
no prepare Tisnncr. For the want of a jail,
tlon of tbe v Hotted a room in a hotel, at the
Seymour wa a. constable was placed in tbe
door of which th. m. During the night the
capacity of eentliK --uo a peaceful slum
tired "entry fell n of blissful unconscious
bcr. Whilo In this stale . -red the apartment
ness two men quietly fnU. -.rirp. It appears
and took tbe prisoner inchv "Villtam Collins
that one of tbe party, named v -iluable gun'
had some time previously lost a v that Sv
and at the time of the thelt stupcctev. - itidlvl.
mour was guilty of the act. The o'.he. rapn
dual was a friend of Collins. Tbe two n(j
proceeded to the woods with their cbarae, v .'.
deliberately placing a rop about
rnours neck, told him that be must
otlhjr confess where he had deposited the gun,
which they believed Le bad stolen, or die. lie
answered them with blasphemy and vulgar
epithets. Thereupon the rope was drawn, aud
Seymour dancled between heaven and earth.
When he had hung but a lew moments the rope
broke. Rut he had scarcely time to recover
from the eovere choking when he wai again
drawn up, but with no better success. Tbe cord
Spain gave way. Neat the men dug a pit in
the ground beneath the tree, and therein
built a roaring lire. They tuen doubled the
rope, placed it again about Seymour's neck,
and gave him a last opportunity to make a
confession. lie still refused, and a moment
after be hung from a stout limb by a strong cord,
immediately over a blazing fire. In another
moment he was literally ablaze, snd then be.
gave token by looks and Bicns that be was ready
to confess, lie was immediately cut down, con
siderably the worse lor the fire, and then he
made a full confession, besides designating the
locality where tho gun had been bidden. He was
then returned to the hotel, and ntrain placed in
tli e room he had previously occupied, and Anally
the vigilant constable was shaken lrom his
slumber, and soundly abused for not attending
to bis business. His entire story certainly
sounds very strange, yet every fact mentioned is
literally true.
RAILROAD LINES.
JDEXN8YLYANIA. C.CNTRAL RAILROAD
"VVINTEB TIME, TAKING EFFECT NOV. 21, 1887
The trains ot the l'unsyl aula Central Railroad
leave the lwpot, ai TU1KTY-FIKMT aud MARKET
btreets, which la reached d.rt-clly by the Market
Streetcars, the last car conutctiiiK with each traiu
leaving Front and Market 8 tree thirty minute be
fore Us departure, TheCbeauul and Walnut blreeU
cars mn within one square er M S Depot.
On Hundays The Market Htn et oars leave Front
and Market Streets thlrty-iive salnates beore the
departure of each train.
Sleeping Car Tickets can be bad on application at
the Ticket olHce, N. W. cor. f" iiilh aud Chesuut streets,
and at the Depot.
AgeDts of the Union Transfer Company will call tot
and deliver bawtage at the Depot. Orders left at No,
i Chesnut street, No. lis Market street, or No. 1 S.
Kleventb street will receive attention.
lUAtixo ixu&va .vjkr'fi, v i.:
Mall Train....
800 A. U.
Fast Line and Krle Kxpreas.,
l''uu M.
....... run p. m,
8-ao p. M.
4 00 P. M.
8-00 P. M.
P aoll Accommodation, No. 1...
Marrisburg Accommodation..,
Lancaster Accommodation......
Parkesbnrg Train
ilrie Mall .
1110 P. M,
Cincinnati 2 press....
(Msee 8 (H) P e
Philadelphia ILxpress.
iris p. m,
Paoll Accommodation. No. 900 P. M.
Accommodation ipso P. M.
Krle Mail leaves dally, except Saturday.
Philadelphia lux or ess leaves daily. All other trains
dally, except Sunday, ,
The Western Accommodation Train runs dally,
except Sunday. For this train tickets must bs pro
cured and baggage delivered by S ou P. AL., at No, 116
MttlkeTKAINH ABRTVE AT DEPOT. VIZ.:
Cincinnati Kxpresa........
VhilHdelnhla f xi)re....
J 85 A. If.
7-10 A. M.
Paoll Accommodation. No. 1
. 8'2u A. M,
Krle Mall.M.....M...M
Fast Line.
Par k esbu rg T rai u .............
as A, M,
9-35 A. M.
- B'lt) A, M,
. no p. m.
Utncasu-r t rain. .....................
Krle Kx press...........
Day Kx press
Wr.li Accommodation. No. 2.
no p. m.
6-20 P. M.
7'10 P. M
- 9 50 P. M,
li rr'.nnrcr Al orcimodntlou..
For turthbr UilortnatU a wppi
JOHN ALLICN, Tlclcet Agent,
5o.'l CH KHN UT Street!
FRAN CM FUNK. Ticket Aarnnt.
No. l:!MAUUTHlrL
BAMUI5L. 11. WILLAUU,
1'lcket A gent at the Depot.
Tha Pennsylvania Ratlrond Company will not as
smne any risk for Paggage, except for Wearing A p.
t arel, nud limit their responsibility to One Huudred
Dollars in value. All Baggage exceeding that amount
lu value will be at tbe rH-k of the owner, nnlfwa taken
by special contract. KDWARDH, WILLIAMS,
W Ueneral Superintendent, Altooua, Pa,
PHILADELPHIA, GERMANTOWN, AND
NOK1U&TOWN KAILKUAD. TIMJfi TABLK.
FOK GKKMANTOWN.
Leave Philadelphia 6. 7. S, -o5, 10, 11, la A. M.: 1. 2.
S', 8, 4. 8, 610, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11, 12 P. M. '
.Leave Herman town 6, 7. 7.V b, b'lki, 9, 10, 11, 12 A 21..
1. S. 3. 4. 4,4, , 6i, 7, S fl, 10, II P. M.
Ibe H"iU Down Train, and 3 and 5 Up Trains will
Dot stop on the Gt-rmanlown Brunch.
ON SUNDAYS.
Leave Philadelphia A. M. 8, 7, 1"P. M.
Leave Gerniamown K' A. M. 1, 6, H'' P. M.
CHKHNUT HILL It AIL ROAD.
Lr ava Philadelphia tt, S, 10, 12 A. M. 2, &X, SX, 7, 9,
and U P M.
Leave C hesnut Bill 710, 8, BMO, and ll'O A. M, 1'40,
8 40, 5 40, S'40, 8 40, and 10 4i P. M.
ON SUNDAYS.
Leave Philadelphia 9 A. M. 2 and 7 P. M.
Leave Cheunul Jilll 7-&0 A. At. 12'40, S 40, and 925
P. M.
FOR CONSHOHOCKEN AND NORRISTOWN.
Leave Philadelphia S, 7H. 9, and lltk A. M, 1H.3,
4b , bli. .'. 8 05. and II P. M.
Leave Norrlutown 6 40, 7, 7'60, 9, and 11 A. M. IX, 3,
4, 64, aud 8, P. M.
Leave Philadelphia 9 A. M., 280 and 71S P. bt.
Leave Norrlutown 7 A. M., f ill and 9 P. M.
FOR MANAYCNK.
Leave Philadelphia 8, 7S.. ana ll'OS A. M., 1', 8,
, 6H 8 0fi, and 11 P. M.
Leave Manay uuk 610, 7, U'iO, 9)t, and lltf A, M., 2,
6, and 9 P. M.
ON SUNDAYS.
Leave Philadelphia 9 A. M. IS and 7 P. M.
Leave Manay 11 nk 7K A. M.,6 and 9 p. M.
W. B. WILSON. General Superintendent
1 1 Depot. NINTH and UKEUN Stree
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tratlcg a principle in optics can be had for the young
For sale by
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1211 19trp No. 924 CHESNUT 8t
$2500
TO LOAN ON MOTtTQAOE.-
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rz 26 st
IKE AND BURGLAR-PROOF
SAFES.
MARVIN & CO.,
721 CHESTNUT St.MasonicHall.
AND MO. SOU BBOADWAT, N. Tt
Wo offer for sale th best assortment
of SAFES in the City, and invite ex
amination into the merits of our Safe.
We think we can convince any person
of the superiority of our manufacture
ovtr others in the market in the essen
tial points of thorough Fire-Proof quali
ties and perfect dryness, and the entire
security of our Burglar-Proof Chests.
Second-hand Safes. Safes Exchaneed.
Safes and Heavy Kachinery nwved
and tohted, i umn
to
5
FOURTH EDITIOfi
LATEST WASHINGTON HEWS.
Uow A. J. and V. S. G. Spent their Christ
mas Dullness In the City KTcrj
body Out of Town The
Departments Tho
Smuffglfng Ac
count, Etc.
l!TOCLiL nOrATCn T0 VHNIN0 TRLEORATIt. J
Washington, Dec. 28.
TbePrrsleleDt v'nl General Grant yesterday
both spent their Clu.'',tmft' t home with. 4helr
families. The Preside1 dd. not leave the Whlt
House all day. His Frlv'4' Secretary, Colonel
Moore, accompanied by IIu1 C. E. Creecy, of
the Treasury Department, hve gone to North
Carolina to spend a week In gaitnln. The city
Is shockingly doll. The nen-resldenlff Lava
nearly all gone home, and at the Departcwnt
and the President's Beceptlon at the WAtto
llouse this a. u. very few persons were prese.trt
and scarcely any business was transacted.
The War Department wus closed to visitor
promptly at twelve, but Secretary MeCulloch In
sists upon bis employes remaining the full num
ber of hours, which causes much dissatisfaction
amoDg them, especially when they see tha
crowds of War Department clerks promenading
the streets. The day is warm and spring-like,
and so ardent Is the sun that the shady side of
the street is the most comfortable , lor pro
menaders. Statistics on flic in the Treasury Department
show that tbe cost of maintaining the detective
force on land to prevent smuggling amounted
to about $20,000 durirg the laatjcal year, and
the estimated value of tbe goods seized by them
for violation of the revenue laws during tha
same period amounted to $1,268,000, besides
between $200,000 and $300,000 assessed upon
offenders as fines and penalties.
The revenue cutter service, on the other band,
cobt the Government over twelve hundred thoa
sand dollars during the last fiscal year, and the
estimated value of the seizures made amounted
to only about twenty-three thousand dollars.
It is likely some important reformation in the
latter branch of the service will be made, for, as
at present organized it costs the Government
large earns of money annually, without render
ing much service In return.
Mr. GllplaTtrcd of Ravenna Board Duty,
It is understood District Attorney Gilpin is
desirous of resigning bis position on the Inter
nal Bevenue Board ol your city. .
FROM NEW YORK.
The Bank Check Theft.
The Stolon Documents Returned by
Way of a Christmas Gift.
New Yobk, Dec. 26. On Christmas morning
a lad entered the oflice of tbe Superintendent
of Police, and left a parcel which he said had
been given bim to deliver by a gentleman at
tbe Astor House. On the parcel being opened,
it was found to contain checks of the Bank of
the State of .Hew York for three million six
hundred and eighty-CEree thousand four hun
dred and thirty-nine dollars and sixty-one cents,
being tho amount stolen from the bank mca"
senger recently in Wall stroel.
From Albany.
AtBAMT, Dbc. i!G. The Albany & Susquehanna
Railroad to-day opened to Kineveh aud Har
persville one hundred and twenty miles from
Albany.'
Ship News.
Bobtov, Dec. 26. Arrived, steamship Nor
man, from Philadelphia; schooner Frank B.
Colton, of Philadelphia, from Washington, wltb
loss of deck load.
Latest Markets by Telegraph.
Eai.timoui, Dec. 21. Cotton very Mat and no de
muou, and uomluttlly hold t 16c. lor middling.
Hour very dull, aud price ouly nominally auiialned.
Wl:eat quldtauii uuchauned; rlaie locnulce red i SO
Cii2 7('. t'orrj very dul1: sales (if prime dry white Sr2S.
nilju d vV astern, tl 25; y allow. SI 29cil 23. OtUs 75ty
77c. Itye dull and uuuhuuKed. Provision nominal.
Philada. Stock Exchange Sales, Dec. 23
Beportcd by Pe Haven A Bro., No. 40 8. Third street
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