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TgE iDAnfY1jEENING - TELEGRAPH PHIL AD ELPHIA, , THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER - 24 ; -.1868.
A VIRGINIA TO UR. fYoin pur own borrexponienu 1 ' Wbst Point, 7a., Sept. 21, 1988. The "American Agricultural and Mineral Land Cotopanj" have Jmst reached thU point, the- seat of their recently purchased tract. The day Is cloudy, prom king rain. The nlfrht past ha been one of storm and onpleasantness, the bay rough, ihe clouds heavy, ucl OTercast with gloom; but within the giod steamer Kennebec all was pleasant and cheerful. Ihe tract of land purchased by the Comply comprises Ave thou sand acres directly at West Point, five hundred acres of which are to be Inld out In town and garden lots, the remainder In farms to suit the purchnscr, from one hundred to five hundred acres. I3i'8ideslhee vn9t aroas.however.the company bare purchased all the land lying between White House and West Point for a half "to a mile and a half on cither side of the Pamunky river, down to a point soven miles below West Point. And now for A description of these lauds. West Point IsMtuatrd at the head of the xork river, a dis tance of I wenty-flve miles from Its mouth. It Is the piiuclpal place on the York river, and . divides by its po'itlon that river, now famed In history, Into two separate brnnche, the Pamun ky and the Mnttapony. Takfc the city of New Yoik, then the Mattnpony will answer for the test river and Ibe l'ediuuky for the North river. In po Ition it is perhaps the onlj coiii.trrpnrt of the great metropolis of the Uuitid States. The Northwestern Carolinas actiup ns Northern Hew Jersey, Tennessee aud West Virginia as Ceutral New York, while tie New Rneland States are comparable by South eastern Vircrinla. West Point is the only natural seaport of the State of Virginia. Norfolk is reached only after a very tedious boat or rail ride, rendering it iuapo.-siblo to freight goods or products without loss to the consumer or pro ducer. Besides, the harbor of Norfolk is more difficult of access on account of the bars putting off from bewell'a Point. The latter alone must In the futuie, as In the pai-t, be the greatest bar. rier to the growth of Norfolk as a seaport town. Wtst Point is the oily outlet for all ot Central and Western Virginia, and the enthe cential and medial Southern States. The American Agricultural and Mineral Land Com pany, which purchased these tracts, first examined the lands ljinsr contiguous to the Piankatank river; but after a thorough explora tion of the waters about the mouth of that river, it was found that there were two transverse bars putting off from the shor, running a dis tance into the bay, reudeilug the entrance to the harbor one of great and almost lusnrmount. able difficulty. Btill, they have purchased on the Piankatank the only available landing-place on that river, upon which they propose to raise wharves aud docks for shipping purposes. Ou the Rapp.ihannock river it is impossible to erect or build any wharves, uuies the Government ehojld first build im mense breakwaters, rendering it utterly impossible for any thought of that river to be entertained for a moment. West Point is there fore the only available spot that can be found on the eastern slope of Virginia. Of the agri cultural and mineral wealth of the place, It would have to be cetu to be appreciated. I saw corn twelve feet four Inches high, which had been grown from land, on which no manure whatever had been thrown. In fact, the rich chocolate color, permeated as H is wltn over lying marl, will take years upon years to ex haust. After the steamer landed at West Poiut, In company with Mr. Aldcn I yalked about three miles up the White House road to the entrenchments thrown up by the Union troops In 18C2. They are still standing, covered with a thick growth of grass, which from year to year grows up, topples over, dies, and decays, the next year to increase its quantity, furnlslilns In this way its own manure. The fields in front of these earthworks, where the soldiers of our army had cut away every vestiee of vegetation,' are now grown up with btout trees, behind which many a Bebel in a new war could hide his thin, loDg body. These earthworks extend from the Mat tapony to the Pamunky river, a distance of a mile, perhaps more. One would think that the soil of which these works are made would be hard, cilspy, and baked. They have been exposed to all sorts of weather, the hot sun, the sharp cold, and this, too, for six long years; and yet the ground is soft and triable, rfch and full of wealth. Why it is that these sections of Virginia have never before received attention, it is absolutely impossible to tell. We walked down a small path towards the Pamunky river, and at its banks wo found ourselves on a high plateau, sixteen to thirty feet above the tide water. Vessels of the greatest tonnage can lay directly against the shore or banks, while their keels at the lowest possible tide cannot touch the bottom of the river. As a proof of this the steamer Kennebec sailed directly along the shore, eo near as in many cases to touch the branches of the trees skirting the basks, aud this too againut a powerful ebb-tide; still there was no feur of grounding. This is one of the most remarkable of the many natural features of the place. "The Great Eastern," said Cap tain Freeman, of our steamer, "can come up lhis river and turn anywhere, for there is not a bar putting off from either Bhore, a distance ot sixty miles fioin the southweet of Mob Jack bay." Owing to the Ircmendons heavy rains of the preceding week, the water of the river main tains a yellow, muddy appearance on the southern side of the river, but where the river meets, a little to the north of the centre, the rain washing from the West Point tide, It has a cho colate appearance. Fancy an old man with long white locks, dye one part of his hair a yellow hue, and the remaining h't a chocolate brown, then yoa would have a feeble compail son of the appearance of this liver to-day. It is intended to make the town of West Point a commercial place strictly, backed up by an almost endless line of farming land. The good Eev. Dr. Nevin aod his wife, of your city, have taken three large lots, upon which they propose to erect a church aod parsonage, and reside there for the remainder of their days. Truck or garden larmlng will, perhaps, be more proat able here than upon any tract of laud in the Eastern States. The soil is heavy, fitted for the heaviest cereals, which are grown in immense quantities. The season here Is three weeks in advance of the Middle States. Already th corn is hut-ked and in the bams of the. farmers; while In thesectiou of country encircling Philadelphia it is but turning to ripeness. The system of labor heretorore suffered In thU portion of the country has been Hs condemna tion. Huvcry had fixed its soul cu the bio of llie.e tennlns lauds miking ull hopis of upiv Cultural wealth, prostrating the energies of the people, an 4 turning into a fifth-rate agricultural country the most wealthy and beneficent soil the State of Virginia has under its control. Tou can see signs of it everywhere. These old farmers of the slave regimt saw their wheat, their corn, and rye grow to an almost unparalleled extent, their yields positively enormous, yet wlta no ambition, no energy, no absolute care beyond .the Immediate present, they have lived and died, generation after generation, ruinous to their lands, useless to themselves, and unknown to the community. 1 can see no necessity for persons going West to the States of Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, or other more distant portions of the country, when, within a stone's throw of our large cities, there remains such wealthy soil as that through which this company of capitalists passed over to-day. In twenty hours from the time that the wheat, the rye, the corn, or the vegetable is prepared, it can be in the Philadelphia, New York, or Baltimore market. The York river has never been frozen. The coldest weather ever yet experienced has not stopped its line oj steamer. Ihe monopolization of land in the hnnds of the few aristocrats the war has broken up. Fitz Hugh Lee, at the White House, a few miles above West Point, holds three thousand acres, but it Is on the south side of the Pamun ky, across from our settlement. His lands are lying in their rlchues?, full of teeming wealth. We did not have an opportunity of seeing the General, he being on a visit with his no and beautiful wife to Petersburg, Va. The "West Point" purchasers have contracted to build the Yoik River and Richmond road to its natural terminus, West Point. This will then be tha grand trunk line of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, lorming an unbroken ch'iin (alter the completion of the Paclflc Railroad) fiom San Francisco, on the Pacific Occau, to West Point, on the Atlantic seaboard. The Bicbmond and York River road is now finished to the White Hou?e, and trains arc runulug regularly. By the 1st of January it will reach West Point, the way being graded, aud for n-any miles the ties being in position. The spot occupied by this company is one of the most inviting 1 have ever seen. There are no periodic visitations of chills, agues, or fevers, because the country is high and lertile, not low, barren, and eandy. It is eminently a place of health and a grand theatre for sporting. Convas-back ducks in their season are bought for ten cents each. As to rail bird, which in Virginia are called "Sorra," a thousand dozen could be bought hero to day for twenty cents per dozen; In Philadelphia they are worth one dollar and a half per dozen. The negroes rarely shoot them: they are eo plenty that at hijrh water, armed with a stout paddle, they knock them down by the hundred. As for fish, I saw none caught, but Captain Freeman says he never saw finer shad in his life than are caught on these rivers, while the general sport for that article is worth an excur sion of a thousand miles. One word as to the manner of reaching these grounds. Four trips per week are made by the Richmond and York River line, leaving Baltimore on Monday, Tuefday, Thursday, and Saturday. The excui 6ion Is a most capital one at this or any season of the year. The steamers Kennebec and Admiral form the line which connects with ihe cars at White Houe, above West Point, so tha,t inr tin cicuniuuiti si3 Tiowca tm laucta bo can take a short run to Richmond. It would be Improper for mc to close this let ter without giving you a resume of our com pany, consisting of Robert . KcimauandMr. Lee, of Baltimore; Rev. Dr. Nevin and family, Mr. John Wyetb, Mr. Tobbins (builder), L. P. Ashmcad, Mr. Moorhouse, James B. Ronly, Eq., Generals J. and F. H. Lane, of Philadel. phia; Rev. Dr. Landis, Trenton, N. J.; Mr. Grant, banker, New York city; Mr. Daldeman and wife, New York; Mr. W. B. Frazier, of New York, and President of the company; Dr. Joos Sulss, Senator of Lucerne, Switzerland; Dr. Par saigh Vartougian; Mr. Canali Domoalsia, Con stantinople, Tuikey; Mr. L. R. Lowry, Lima, Peru, S. A.; Mr. Paulison, Judge Cummings, N. J.; Mr. J.T. Alden, Cincinnati; Mr. W. A. Logan, Pittsburg, Pa.; Mr. Anthony Reybold, Dela ware. Mr. Alden U the Superintendent of the Company, and will remove from Ciuc'muuti to West Poiut during this mouth, with three fami lies besides his own. DRAMATIC NOTES. The regular season at Wallace's Theatre opened on Wednesday. The new drama, entitled bimon Birnard, and a farce entitled Dearer than Life, were glv6n as the openlug pieces. In the company are Mr. Lester Wallack, Mr. J. W. Wallaclt.Mr. John Gilbert, Mr. Holland, Mr. Charles Fisher, Mr. A. W. Young, Mr. J. H. Polk, Mr. G. F. Browne, Mr. J. W. Leonard, Mr J. H. Btoddart, Mr. B. X. K'.nggolJ, Mr. W. ll! Pope, MlfiS Rose Eytinge, Mrs. Veruon, Miss Annie Ward, Mrs. Bedley Brown, MIsa Fanny Green, Miss Jennie Day, Miss M. Monell, Mrs Clara Jennings, Miss Emily Meatayor, Mrs, John Sfefion, and many others no w les kuowu to fame. A new four act American ooraeiiy by George Marlow, entitled "IS68; or, lhc Mr ilc of a J'olili tian, was produced at the Academy of Music, New York, on Monday evening, under the management of the Woireliaisters. Tne Herald critic does not think muuu of It, J tidying from the following: "The piece abounds with absurd interviews between a number ol politician of peiuiog ting fctrlpe, 'strikers,' aud several rldlculojs ttiullons of the auitior'g imagination, wnoui ha has been pleased to designate us tdllor and proprietors of newspapers. Tne scene, for some particular reason, is laid in Reading, Pa., nnd the story is one of love and politics especially politics. The plot, brlelly told, and so lr as It can be discerned. In itial a louug heiress has the luli-loi tune to befcihe niece of an uuole who is badly beaten as a candidate lor election to Congrets through the manipulation of bis iriends. Florence Hampton, ihe Jttelreus, is desperately in love with Ueoiire Hiu he, a young politician, and editor of the J'ioneer. and is cupposud to take bailsfao tlon by buying out that journal through whose influence her uncle was defeated, presenting H toiiuike and umrrjltit him. The comedy (?) was destitute of coherently of dialogue or merit ot any detcilptlon, and ihe audience sal pa tlentJy through nearly two hoih, expunling fcomelblng to develop. At last they bi gun to leave in twos aud threes, aod the third uct was vooifertmsly hissed to its close, when two-thirds ol the spectHtors left, the house. Almost every one was asking, 'What is the plot?' but no one could tell. .Nearly all the new sensatlonl playa depend for succesa not so much uoon the huttu. . tut upon Kceuio artiHtg Had maoniuists, but '1MI-C )H(-ked any feature ol even medlucre lnteitbiln this line." At the Bowery Theatre, Now York, thore was produced on Monday evening a new four act nautical drama entitled Fair PUy; or, Tbi Bhipu retk of the j 'uicon. The plot of the play is simple, aud is bubtd on the saving from uu ad. venturer in Mexico of a young lady by the seaman "Ti uelieii) I," Her BubsoijutJiit rescue fiMuslili.wifi-k ;ind tbeiii.ictiinalions of pirates htr inuniuue to "Tiuuhe-art" to Have her Jiom a worse fate, her desertion of htm and retnrn to New York, where, In t he midst of opnleaee and after many Incident, she Is rennlted to her husband, who Is now "Lieutenant Trueheart i Miss Kate Bateman Is now making a tour Of the larger towns In England with muou suo 6ess. , Bhe is said to have Improved touch alnoe last season la her aotlng. Bhe has a complete finish, and acts with better Judgment. -; Mrs. Lander appeared as ."Mary Stuart," in Mis. Kemble's translation of Schiller's drama, for the first time In New York, on Monday evening, at the Broadway Theatre. The per formance was very highly spoken of by the New York press. Mrs, Lander will commence an engagement at the Walnut Street Theatre, iU this elty, on Monday next. Blgnor Bllte is attracting large audiences at. Dodworlh's Hall. New York. The New Yorker have not seen the genial face of the Blgnor fur a number of years, aud they are delighted wiih htm. MUSICAL NOTES. Harbc JHm Is still drawing crowded houses at Nlblo's, and the Uothamites appear to be as mnch interested in It as ever. The tine aotlng of Irma, Aujuo, Edgard, and .others of the troupe, make the publlo admire the perform ance Independently of any merits or the piece itself. The new burlesque of Luerclia Borata, lately produced by Bryant's Minstrels, New York, has made a hit. The scenery and costumes are fine and the musical gema of the opera are given in good style by the Minstrel troupe. - HOOP SKIRTS. 628. noop SKIBTS. H2R NEW FALL STYLES. LA PANIiB, and all oiher desirable sty hs and i2.t ol our CELEBRATED CHAMPION BKIRT8. for ladles, D-iMes, and children, constantly ou nan at a luadb to troer. Sargent tuwonuimil la laeoiu aud specially autipttd tor Hist claa trade. COReElTsI COKBitTS! CORSETS! Retailing at very low prices Our amuuuieut is coaii'loe, embracing 'Jhoupson's Ulove FittiuK, Id all giadea, iroai t s05; Meckel' kinpei-loi H'c-fvh Wevtu Curnetii, Iroui -n to Vu; sup9 lor Whalebone hand uid Uor.nn, Irotu at un n to b4 !M, In bbleliii akd circular gore; Maaume Foj Corbet t kli t Mippnrters, at S Alto, Mia. Moody's Fateul Helt-A1jnt!g Abdomi nal Coraethi wblun every lady should examine. . i'oiset Ciarps. 0 cents a pair. WboiCTBie and Retail iianulactory and Salesroom, No. AU.C.U. Hireel. "a yU. T. HOPKINS. GOVERNMENT SALES. QALK OF CONDEMNED OHDNANCS AND Urt'lClC OJf U. H. OBDN4NCB AGENCY, ") Cor. IIonsioM a Whmknic bin (entrance on cirque), I Miw okk City. beui. 24. Ijoh. ip.u. Jim imn I beabd Proposals, In duplicate, will be received ai thinolUce until maTUUDAY, Ociob-r 24, I8i, ai 12 11., tur tne purcliaulug of condemned cannon, sool, ktiell.fcxrap, wrougm aud cast iron, brass, and olner ordnaoee stares, located at the lobowiiig poiuitou ihe Atlantic const, lo wit: Fort Hamliiou aud Ke dt unt Forts WailHworth, Lafayette, C'lluiubii.i, and: Hchuyler, and UaMle Williams, in New York Harbjri l'ort Trumbull, New .Loudon Harbor, Conn.; tfortt Adams and Waicott. Newport Harbor, R. 1,; For .onflituili n, rorlsmontb Harbor, N. 11; Fori Kuox' Bucksport, and Forts Preble and Boimmel, Portland Harbur, ftie.j Forts Plcuemaod Barrancas, Peusacola Harbor. Fia.; Mobile; aud Foils Ualues and Uorijttu. alohlie Harour, Ala. '1 bis sale contemplates the disposition of T cancou In New York 1 J arbor, estimated an welsh ing 487,03.1 pouuas; 28 cannon In Port.aiid Haroor, estimated as welgblng lus 600 pound , 42cannou lu New poll Haibur.eblimaied as weigh lug2W,5iiO pounds tf raunon In New London Harbor estimated as: weighing 86 C45 pounds; lilt cannon lu Peusacola Har bor, tsilnja'.ed as weighing 8ll,t87 p mmls; 2u cannon In Mobile Harbor, estimated as weighing lf9 400 pounds: !(0 cannon In Portsmouth Harbor, N. 11., i stlinated as weighing li pounds. Also smaller lots at Fort Niagara, Youngstonrn N.Y.; Fort Ontario, Oswego, in. Y., and Hacking Harbnr, N. Y. The condemned shot and shell, amounting tu the acgregHte to l,19t).4!4 pounds, are lu quantity ai each .I the atioTe-mentioneit fortu alHn. Hi'mu wrongh. Iron, auiouutmg lu the agurea.e to 4os,o8l uounas. Full Bid complete catalogues of the property ollered can be uad on application to tills olliue, the OidUbnce Olllce at Waalnugtou, and tn the con niandlng ofUcer of 'be dllVrtient i'or's. Terms casv ten per cent, on the dy e.f sale, aim the remainder when the pioperty is delivered, Thirty days will be allowed lor the removal ot beavy orduauce; ail ot ice ptores will be required to be removed wlibiu leu days from close of sale. The Ordnance Department reserves the right to reject all b.ds not debutou satisfactory. Prior to tne acceptance of any bid, it will have to be approved by the War Department. Bldde rs will Btate explicitly the fort or forti where Ikey will accept store-, aud the number aud kind they propo-e to purchase. Deliveries will only be mads at the forts. Proposals will be addressed to Brevet-Colnne' 9. Crispin, jUsjorot Ordiance, U H A., ludorsed "Pro petals lor purchasing condemned ordnance and ord nance stores." B- fctUrtPiN, Brevet-Colonel, U. S. A. I4 4W Major of Orduanrie. SALR OF CONDKMNED ORDNANCE AXD OBDN ANCK OlOHfcrt, aud other articles, at Hi Lonls Aisonal, HL Louis, Mo. Will be ollered for sale, at public auction, commenolug at in o'ctook a il.. October 6, lbirff, a large quaiilliy of Condemned Orduauce mores, and other articles, consisting ot Iron cannon, artillery carriages, a,.d cannon balls artillery In piemenls and eijuli meuts. Carbines, muskets, ritles, pUtuls, shot guns, swords aud sabres. lufabiry and cavalry accoutrements, Unree equlpmeuu, consisting ot saddles, brld'ei halters, el c Arilliery harness and parte of harness. Leather, bravs, copper, and Iron soiap. Cannon, uioitar, musket, and rifli powder, and mis. cellaiienus articles. Ad opportunity will be offered by this sale for towns and other associations, or Individuals, to pur chase guns and eariiages which way be usedlor salute purposes. A catalogue of the articles to be sold will be fur nibbed upon appllc-tllou at this Arsenal, or at tne OrdnameOUIise. Washington, D. U TeriuB cash; ten percent, ou the day of the sale and the remainder when the property Is deiiv, rej thirty days will be allowed for lue removal' ot heavy ordnance. All other stores win be re quired to be removtd wlthiu lea days lroni olmia ol sale. Pack Ing boxes to be paid for at thertated price to be determined by the ouuimauding odluer. - The elhcer making Ibesitle reserves wt r'ght to bid lu aud suspend the sale whenever the bidding does not cume up to the limit that m.y be fixed by pfoimr authority on some of the article, or whenever tn Imeiests of the United Slates, In his opinion, uiav bd subserved by so doing. " T. D CALLKSDKR . Brevet Brlgadler-Ueuerai IT. S. 1 . Lleut.-lol. ot Ordnance, commuuUinir Arsenal Ct. Louis Arseual. Mo.. Ang. i(9, 1W8. t a 2lt TDUBLIC BALK OF CONDEMNED OUD- r i ti muu vi vj ii nui;a rjtuoi a large amouni oi couaemuea Ordnance and Ord Cuucebioies will beoflered lor sale, at Pibiju Ann Hou, at the Rock Island Arsenal, llli mis oa wir it. NFfrDAY. the 14m day or October. 1888. at a. m. ine iouowii; It llsc nii,,nrlauj un. .n .... ' zh Iron gurm, various callbies. 84no pounds shot, shell, etc 8-0 fluid carriages. lots of aril l.-ry harness. 6H8carbluer, various models. 1 :73 muskets aud ritles, vurious midcls. revolvers, various inouels. 4i ,oiio iois or infantry accoutrements. 2 uo Ucoiellau saddles. 8inio curb bridles. i00 watering bridles, Persons wishing complete lists of the stores to be sold can obtnln them by application to the e'hiof of Ordnance, at Washington, D. O , of Brevet Colonel Crispin, United htatea Army Purchasing Offlcer, cor ner t f llounon and Oreeu s reets, New Vork city, or by direct application to this Arsenal. T. I. RODMAN, l ieutenant-Colonel ordnance, and Brevet Rrleacilei-iieneral U. 8. A. Commanding lUCk island Arbtnal. Hept. 4. 1888 tUISvr F tJ n"NiSHTN 0 GOODS, si iIrtsao h. a. K. c. nr-rris' Seamless Kid Gloves. KTEBl PAIU WAUBANTEO. KXCLUBIVS AQJEJiTS POR GENTS' OLOVJi-3. J. VV. SCOTT a CO., jpir.S'P Patent BIO, an CIIKMISITT HTKKfiTt SliOULDEK-SKAM ftlllUT M1SUFACTOBT, AND GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHINQ STOBB. PFl.FliOT F1TT1NU bHIUliJ AND 1BAWi.lUJ pilule until hitahuroiueul ai very slu.rl notice. 11 II oilier hr:iole 01 Uk.NTLLIU.FJS a DHE;i5 ticob lu full variyty. VINCnETUtt & CO., II No, 7u6CUJWNUT Street EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH, JLECTB1C TELEURAT1I LN CULN1. t THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY'S ! OFFICE. N08. 23 and 25'NiSSAU Street. ORGANIZED UNDER SPECIAL CHARTER FROM THK BTATK OF WJtW YOLK. CAPITAL. !5,000,000 60,000 SHARES, 1 100 EACH. DIRLOTOB8 lion. Andrkw G. Cfrtin, Philadelphia. Paul e, KoRHKs.of Kuasell & Co., China. Fhkd. Luiiabjijcij), oi F. hutterfleld & Co,, New York Ihaac Livebmorb, Treno; Mich. C. B. R., Boston. ALKXANUau XIollamd, Treag. Am. Kx, Co , New York. Hon. Jamks Noxon, Syraonse, N. Y. 0. II. Palmkb, Treps. Went. U. Tel. Co., New York. Flktchkr Wkbtbav, of Westrny, uibbs & Hardoas- tie, N. Y. Nicholas Micklks, New York, OFFICERS. A. O. Cttrtin, Preeldeuu N. Wicklkh, Vice-l'reldent, Gkoboe Conant, (secretary. Gkoboh Elms (Cashier National Bank Common wealth) Treasurer. Eon. A. K. HclLUBK, Philadelphia, Bollcl'.or. She Cliinne Govtrnmrnt having through the lrn, Vinson Burlinoixme) cnnceilrd to thii 0mpnny theprivU lfle of eojiwefiiip the great traixtrtt of the m)trebu tubmarine electric trUgraph cable, we propone commenc ing operations in thina, tind Icy itip down a line of toO miles ai once, betwttii tht following port, viz; Population. Canton i.odu.uuu Macon - 60,000 Bong Kong 2-50,000 6watow.. , 200.000 Amoy - 250,00V Foo-thow.....,... 1.M),000 Wan-Chn .M. 800 ,0J0 Nlugpo 400,000 Bang-Chean 1,200,000 Bhaugbal.,. ......1,000,000 Total...... ... 5 1)10,000 These ports have a foreign commerce of iMO.ooo.OuO and an enormous domestic trade, besides which we have the Immense Internal commerce of the E up Ire, ladlatlcg from these points, through lis canals aud cavlfcable rivers The cable being laid, this company propose erecting land llnew and establishing a speedy and trustworthy means of communication, which must command there, as everywhere else, the communications of the Government, oi business, and of social life, especially In China. Bhe has no postal system, and her only means now of communicating Information Is by courier on land, and by steamers on water. The WesteruWorld knows thai China Is a very large ceuntry, In the main densely peopled; bat few yet realize that she contains more than a third of the human race. The latest returns made to her central authorities for taxing purposes, by the local magis trates make her population Four Hundred and Four. teen Millions, and tt.la Is mere likely to be under than over the actusl aggregate. Nearly all of these who are over ten years old not only can, but do read and write. Her civilization Is peculiar, but her literature is as extensive as that of .Europe. China Is a land of teachers and traders; and the latter ure exceedingly qnlck to avail tiemselves of every proU'ered facility for procuring early lnformutlou. It Is observed la California that the Chinese make great use of the telegraph, though It there transmits messages In En glish alone To-day, great numbers of fleet stqamers are owned by Chinese merchants, and used by them exclublveiy for the transmission of early Intelligence, If the telegraph wepropose, connecting all their great seaports, weie now lu existence, it Is believed that Its btibluess wtuld pay Its cost within the first two years of Its successful operation, aud would steadily Increase thereafter. No enterprise commends Itself as In a greater de gree remunerative to capitalists, and to our whole people. It is of vast national Importance commer cially, politically, and evangelically. BLares of this company to a limited number, may be obtained at co each. lo payable down, (is on the 1st of November, and fa payable In monthly Install meuts of (2 50 each, commenclcg December 1, 1868 on application to DUEXEL & CO., Ko. 31 South T1I1KD Street, riillailclphla, To duly authorized Banks and Bankers throughout Pennsylvania and at the OFFICE OF THE COMPANY, Kos. 23 and 25 NASSAU &T3EI2T, 129 NEW YORK. HNANClAL. DRUGS, PAINTS, ETC. ROIIERT SHOEMAKER & CO., N.E. Corner of FOtllTH and RACE Sts., PHILADELPHIA, WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. IMPCRILRS AND MANUFACTURER OF While Lead and Colored Taints, Puttj, Varnishes, Etc AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED FEEM'Il ZLNC PALMS. DEALERS AND CONSUMERS SUPPLIED AT LOWKHT PRICES FOR CASH. 10t CHROPvlO-LITHOGRAPHS. REGAL DESSERT." A ntw and beautiful Cbromo-Llthograpb, after I alntlug by J. W Peyei. just received by " A. S. 1JOSJINSOX, No. 910 CHEaNUT S;rtet, Who has J -ist recelvtd NEW CITItOMOS, NLW ENGRAVINGS. NLW FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHS, NEW DRESDEN JCNAMEL9, lOOKING GLASSES, Etc. 816 FREE GALLERY. GROCERIES, ETC. 3D RE WHITE WINE & CIDER VINEGAR t bUEEN GINGER, MUSTARD SEED, BPICE9, ETC. All the requisites for Preserving and Pickling pur- ptises. Dealer in Flue Groceries, 11 75'P Cot. ELEVENTH and VINE Street. CORN fiXOHANGB RAG MANUFACTORY. JOHN T. BAILEY 6 OO.. BEMOVKD TO N, E. corner ot Mauket and WATER PtroeU. Philadelphia. DEALERS IN BAGS AND BAGGING . very desorlptiou, for . (li-aln, Flour, bait, ttiier-l'lumphate of Lime, Bone Punt, Ktu. Larpe and Bmall GUNr. Y Bags constantly onlhand V-U m AlM0 WOOLbAtKti. Jcaw T, Bailmv. Jauuv) Cahcadek, Dealers In all Government Securities antf j Foreign Exchange. ' MssiMa Bills for sale on London, Taris, Frank, fort, Etc. Letters or Credit Issued on Messrs. JAMES Tf. TUCKER & CO., Taris, AVAILABLE FOR TRAVELLER 9' UBE IK ANY FART OF THE WORLD. : Stocks, Bonds, and Gold bought and sold on Commission Deposits received, nnd Interest allowed. Gold loaned. Collections made. siimi, RAXDoirn & coM Wo. 16 South THIRD Street, T1 PHILADELPHIA. mi. PAINTER & CO., BAKKEES A'D DEALERS L G0VEIL MEM SECUK1TIES, No. 36 South THIRD Street, PHILADELPHIA, AGENTS FOR The Union Pacific Railroad Co,, Central Pacific Railroad Co. We hare on hand THE FIRST MORT GAGE SIX PER CEA'T. GOLD INTEREST B03DS of both Companies, for sale or Exchange for Government Securities. Pamphlets, with Maps, Reports, and full Information furnished on application. t itr FIRST MORTGAGE SEVEN PER CENT. BONDS OT THE ROCHESTER "WATER WORKS GO. FOR SALE AT 87$, And Accrued Interest from JULY 1, 18Gj. I"ATAB1E SEJII -A9rslTAI.I.T. January nnd Jnly, The aeg'egate amount or those Bosds Issued by the Company is 9100,000, upon their work estimated to cost over 91,000,000. From a careful examination of the asea which win be made of the water In the city and suburbs, It is estimated that the Company will be able to pay LARGE DIVIDENDS ON ITS STOCK. ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OP THESE BONDS A EE 10S. BALK AT THJU3.fi FKIOKS. APPLY TO GLENDINNLNG & DAVIS, No. 40 South THIRD Street, ( PHILADELPHIA. fJARR & LADNER, No. 30 South THIRD Street, DEALERS IN GOLD, bTOCKS, and GOYERSML'AT SECURITIES. Dills or Exchange and Letters of Credit sold on all parts of Europe. UNION AND CEMTRAIi PACIFIC FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS, i BOUGHT AND SOLD. 8 29 2m 3 AN KING HOU8B or jAYCoOIiEdfp. Kos. 112 and 111 South THIRD Street PHILADELPHIA, Dealers In all GoTernment Securities. Old 5-208 TTanted In Exchange for Nen A Liberal Difference allowed. Compound Interest Notes Wanted. Interest Allowed on Deposits. COLLECTIONS MADS. BTOOKS bouthi and sold CD OommluloB, Bpeclaj bus In eel accommodation retorted tor ladle, mm We will rerplv" applications frr Pollclos ol Llle InsuranoH In ttje Mallonal LH Innur.nco! iuimiy nf tiie Lulled bltttva, i'ull Uiloriuuilgu t,lvea at our cilice, FINANCIAL M Dr0N PACIFIC RALtftOAD , FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS At 102, - :r.: And Accrued Interest. CENTRALPACTflC RAILROAD FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS At 103, And Accrued Interest, Foil SALE BY De Haven & Buo.. No. 40 SOUTU THIRD STREET, 1 m PHIbADKuPHlA. QLENDINNINQ & DAVI82 MO. S ittCTH THIBD TBEJBTI Btock and Gold Brokers, QUOTATIONS OP NEW YORK STOCKS At WA l'S OS UASD, 1 1 By M. II.IOTIIIH, ni IORM H. DAT,. AUCTION SALES. -DUCTING, DCUBOROW A CO., AUCTION. oRlaKrSi LA ROE JJW PLE01M . On Friday Morning. if. ,p. !',nihr ' 'u o'clock, on i.,ur months credit, about a u pieo, ol lnKrlo, Venetian, list, .1 "fc "ou"' 8l9 5t LABOK BALK OP FRENCH AND OTHER ETTnn. Eo.,., , - n Monday Morning, 19 nut eei.tnloer28. at lo p clucfc, oo lour months' cVadU. LAI1GK BALR OF two VABKI BOOTS fiHOKi XHAVjCLLlNa RAW. JLTtt BIIOB',' r . . r.'. . .' ' c., y" ' uuBiiay morn bg, S"Pt. 80, at 10 o'clock, ou 4 months' crpdit. f 43 5t U. W('Ult.L CO. ilTTIIvnua Mo, 606 WAiKThtreL . BALE OP I5(i0 CA8ES LOOTS, SHOES, BROQANS On llonuay mornlur. 6eptomhir in, coujun ncliig ai " o'clock wbwIH vy ,t-,B"',,' cash. iToo cases Men's Tf0. A Iso'artlu.'' Wh0f"' B'' Baiml,?a.'s. etc? ' ..i .'S i slr,t;!e ',rc'nt ot Women's, Mlssos and Children's cHy-maileaoods. MAf'TIN BROniEhS, AUCTIONEEKaZ ll 8l(-ly Pk.tva.eu lor M, Thomas A rions ) ISO. bus CHJtHK liT bt., rear entrance trom Minor BALE OF FINK OIL PAINTISTOg , . On Friday even Itr, Tc?'P.S,VeJ.2,,.'7'i; o'fock, at lUeanctlonroome TiWlVZ ift Intlnirs. handsomely Jramed. Tneiolleo ch?r.eP.r " "iliX,,T P "UleS 'a vrled n'Plilt WU1 Be 'on exhibition two days previous to salo. at , .S1 ' No. 2121 bprlnn Garden street. BLEOAJNT WALNUT UKAWINO-ROlir'iMii tvJ11ESi,;U,hN,TU". K0SEW05l PrANO .... . ' OnTneBday Momlna. 28th Inst., at mi o'clock, ut No. 2124 Spring Oardnn street, by i aialoBue, the eullr furuHii.e, TuoludlnS elegant walui.taud rlush UrawlnK-ioom suit: a nana aoiuebD i. walnut chaaber furniture! oalc obainbm sel; 8 suits fine cotiage furniture: Hue oiifd rosawond lilano-lorie, nearly i.etv; handsome KnKlish Brnsse? Imperial, and Ingrain carpels; hue spring Miuiw!'. hlenkets. china, a lichen uihibiIs. etc. "1""leMes, otmt nn arnn early on mora Inir of sale. l,e ,mt.di ?hiyprevl0ut0.lhea'8 of furnitSe will be sold Ihe hanusome modern three-story Hrl.-lr Ha. s deuce whh three-story double Back hulldfnM art ? itEf S.H"i,d,'.n sl'eet,Ko. 21-4, containing fin front ' ?hietA".nd lu ?cu,n 118 'Bt- T" ho'we li built In Ln u,0-tu,H,',,0,, Bnd "',nnl niannei'and ua all the modern conveniences-gas, butn ranirV water-closets eto. May he seen at any time? 9 2 ' a THOMAS BIRCH A fcON, ALC1IOXFHIH AI.B COM MINION W KKtJHAN'l", M ,? CHLbWUT SUeet; rear entrance ll07BaiSn i. ,., BtilatNo.liiO(,'hesniit strepfc 81LVA:pTMwAHKAHxTu' III, I.VM..W ..... I Pcpt. 25. at 9 o'clock at the auction store. No. inn Che, nut street will be sold a large siortmSnt lr superior Household Furniture, comprising elJiaSf walnut parlor suits. Mulshed lu oil; walnut chimSJi suits; veiyet. Brussela. Inyraln. aud'Vei " ,', c rneta' irreuch plate pierml.rors: waloutand oak sldebof rdi' extension dining tables: cane seat diXg room S chamber cnalrs; sprliiK aud balr maVtrees-aria walnut library end office bookesres: library su'li beds and bedd.ng; Hlver-plated ware: china and B?mV. ware: piano-Ones; parlor organs; sewing machinal" kitchen furniture eto. "J-uiiie, Olhegtuiur4-180' ,eVM'1 chan,eew nt A . Bl'LENDID KIFLE. At hair-past 1 o'clock will eesold one splrndld rin with case aed appaiatos, made lo order by Kriuir' aud cost '75. ' PIA.NO-FOHTKS. Also, one rosewuod 7 octave piano-forte, madahv Bleinway A toui". oy Also, two do. do. do., by hchonisckpr i Co. PUKSLKV tt JAhS.-Also, an invoice ot glass Jara for prenervta. - s jg THOMAS & SONS, N0. 139 AND 1H IIKDeOMK nOTJSEruil.U FURNITURE WAt, NOT PABLUH, LlNHRUOjl, AND OHAMN LLB FURNllPRK. PIANO, CAItPETd KiiX On Friday morning, Sept. 25, at 10 o'clock, at Mn.u:7 Raae s reet, the handsome walnut parlor fu-nliure, covered wiih crlmsois plush, and haircloth: wainutauc mahogany rlnlug roim lurultui.: four suits of hanmome walnut ch.iuiner lurullurp; cottage satis; elet;aoi etagere. maible top; handsome paintings aud eugravlugs rosewood piano and mirror; China, plass, and plau-d ware: feaiherbeds maitrisi'es. aud nodding' refrige rator: kitchen utt nails; 12 siovej, etc. . 21 it NEAT HOUSEHOLD "FURNITURE, BRUfeSELS CARPETS. ETC. ' On 8aiuriiay ilorulng, Bept. 2. at io o'clock, at No. UU Marshall street. above Wood street, by catalogue, the entlr parlor, dlniug-iooni.and chambnr furniture china and cl.sj ware, leather beds, mattresses, blsnkMit, beddlug. Bruistls and Ingrain cai peuj. kKclien utensils, etc. LirriNCOTT, BON k CO., AUCTIONEERS, AallJUJlteT LLILLINU, No. 240 iUALEAJT bueeL STOVES, BANGES, ETft KOTICE. THE UNDBBSIONKlt ti woulu call atteuiiou 01 the nubile to hut W-R NW WOOLEN KAOLAl FURNAOB. W3 This Is an eullseiy new lieauir. It la in mn. siructeJ as to at once command itself ui general favor, beuug a combluavlon of wrougnt and cast iron. It la very simple lu lu construction, and Is perfectly alr (Igbiiselfcleanli.g, having uo pipe, or drums ta o. taken out and cleaued. Ills so arranned with noi tar 111 hues as to produce a larger amount of heat from the unit weight of coal i,a auy furnace now in use, : Tne hygrouietrlc condition ot the air as produced by my new arrangement of evaporation will atoace de monstrate that It is the only Hot Air Furnaoe (hat ' will produce a perfectly healthy atmosphere. Those lu wamot a commute Heating Apparatus would do well to oall and examine the Uolden Eagle, OH.Ri.fc WILLIAM!, . Not. 113 and 11M MAHKKT Btreet, , . Philadelphia, , A largn assortment of Cooking Bauges, rire-board Htoves, Low ixwn Urates, VeuiUators, etc., alway iL Jobbing ofaUklnde promptly done. tn piTLERTWEAVER c67i MANUPAOTURERa OP MANILLA AKD TARRED CORDAGE, CORDS TWINES, ETC., P0. 23 North WATER bllreet, and i Mo, 22 North dulawakk Avenue. - - - . rHILADtXPHlA, KowiBt H, FlTT.KJ, MK'KAKI, WaUVBTW CBMKAD V. ClUITKIIS. till I COTTON AMD FlaX, UA BAIL LUCK AND CANVAS, . - Of all numbers and branded Tent, Awnlntr, Trunk, and Wat on Cover Luuk A Iho 1 fiix-r Mhiiufiictnrers' Drl'ir Felis. from one ta seveiai teet wltitfi Pa'ill g. li'I'lnK. Kail Twine, eto V , NO, mm? itt..