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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..

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