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THE DAILY E y KG TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 18C9.
ThcNnow Storm. BT RALPH WALDO BM8BH0H. AnnnnnAixl fc all the trampeU of lh gkr, Arrives the snof and driving o'er the fielda, tem- nowhere fanlight; the whited air itm. hiiiii mi woods, the river, and the heaven, An1 Toile the farm-honee at the srarden'a end The Bled and traveller Btopped, the courier's reei Delayed, all friends shut oat, the housemate! Bit . Aronnd the radlant'flre-plaoe, enolosed In a tnmnltnone privacy of storm. Come see the north wind's masonry. Ont of an nnseen quarry, evermore Fnrnished with tile, the fierce artlfloer Cnrres bis white baatious with projected roof Bound every windward stake, or tree, or door; Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So faneiini, so savage; Hougui cares ne For number or proportion. Mookingly On coop or kennel lie hangs I'arian wreaths: A swan-like form Invests the hidden thorn; Fills np the farmer's lane from wall to wall, Mangre the farmer's sighs; and at the gate A tapering turret overtops the work. And when his hours are numbered, and the world Is all his own, retiring as ho were nol, leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone, Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work, The frolic architecture of the snow. HIE ENGLISH IIOUSE-Sl'AUKO .V. lmtr Uomcsticus. HI D. 0. ELLIOT. In the olden time, the records of which are transmitted to us in the verse of inspired men, when, in the days f the minstrel kiug, the sparrow "sat alone upon the house-top," the sprightly creature which forms the subject of our present theme was, even as now, a well-known, familiar friend. A cosmopolite he is also, and many are the lands which claim him as their own. To mighty Nineveh, with its miles of streets, or to Jerusalem, when in all its glory, he was no stranger, but amid their noisy thoroughfares and crowded marts Securoly dwelt, as busy with his own all'uirs as the most industrious of the higher orders around him. Ho recluse i3 he, to shua man's presenee and seek the solitude of the groves, or silent paths of shady voodn, where, aided by his assiduous mate, he could build his commo dious nest, disturbed only by the murmur o the brook, and there bring np his little family in peace; no, indeed the streets of the crowded city, thenoii-e and bustle of countless passers-by, the rumbling of vehicles, and all the cries aud sounds which conti ma'ly ascend from within the iiiruta which onompasj the abodefl of men, are far nmce agreeable to him; and beneath the eaves of the stateliest eiiiiije, upon the porch, or withiu the ivy, which, perchance, may cover the walls, his nest is placed and he makes himself at home. Constant in Llj attacLm., .... " sparrow way be riwavs f,,,.77 lU9 Jar location who lor ,(!,.., ...i.- . "' iu the parties j ... ue way jictvo cuiueu vu vnoii. Others,of the feathered race, which come to us when tbe tiees are blossoming, and Nature is arraying herself in her bridal dres3 cf spring, desert tbeir accustomed haunts, and the spot endeared to them as the home of their chirping brood, for sunnier climes, as Boon as the chilling breath of winter is felt. Let the wind blow ever so fierce and keen, and the snow enwrap all the land, his cheery note will be heard in the blast, as, pulled iuto the semblance of a ball, he clings to his much loved perch, happy tiven amid the storm. I have called him a cosmopolite, and bear me witness if he does not deserve the appella tion, when I recount tbe lands which consider him their own: In Europe he is found Lu '"ugland, Sweden, Norway, llolland, Germany, Prance, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Dalmatia; out of Europe, in Moroooo, Algeria, Egypt, Persia, and the mountains of the Himalaya; while it is more than probable that the species inhabiting the Peninsula aud other portions of India, to which another name has been given, is only the same well-known bird. To this long list of habitats must now be added that of the United States, of which, within the last few years, our friend has be come a naturalized citizen, as our streets tes tify every day. Pirst landed in Jersey City, the little foreigners prospered and increased, soon attaining to the dignity of a small colony, which dwelt in peace in the minute thatched houses provided for them. The benefit of their presence was soon manifested by the diminution iu number of the measuring-worm J.mwmos subsiijnaria), that great destroyer of our city foliage, which succumbed to the attacks of our new-found friends. Energetic, inquisitive, learieBB, ay, impudent, the spar rows would pry into every crevice in the lark, or other hiding place, and draw out the concealed larv;e or reluctant worm, to ba speedily devoured as a most dainty morsel; and so constant was their attention to these pests of all pedestrians, that they were soon exterminated in those portions of the city in which the birds abode. They were soon transported to New York, and houses provided for them in Union aud Madison Squares, whare they rapidly in creased, and where, since their arrival, we can perctive a diminution of the same pests which were accustomed to Lang from the trees m repulsive clusters. In England, this unfortunate bird is subject to all manner of persecutions; but in tbe New World let us hope he will be received as the benefactor he really is, and treated accord ingly. lint the question is assked: "Is not all the good which the sparrow does offset by the in jury he effects in the destruction of grain, to?" Doubtless, we must reply that he la not entirely guiltless, but let ua not be over hasty to condemn him, for he only takes the wages dne for timely services well performed. Think, if you will, my friend, how active and important an assistant to the farmer he has been, when the ground was being prepared for the sower, and afterwards, whtn the living germ in the seed was struggling to pierce through Its hardened envelope to appear in me tender blade. How many grubs and nun ful insects baa not vour feathered friend de Btroyed, and, through the inoessantezertions which big instinct teaches him to make, ren dered himself the most important helper of the tiller of the soil I "The insect wnlolt tbe farmer raises only to oast again into the earth." our little friend carries' entirely awar. Constantly oooupied from molding until night in aotive search for the inseota which, during a great portion or tue year, constitute almost his only food, It la impossible to arrive at even an approximate estimate of the number he destroy! or the servioe ne renders to man Besides Investigating the bark and leaves of the trees, he will inspect the renoea and wans of the houses, and woe to any spider which may be fonnd lurking in the crevices, for it is Bpeedily withdrawn and devoured Yery little la required to keep the sparrowi tnrougn me winter; a lew nandiuis 01 grain occasionally thrown near their abodes id all that is neoeisary; their own energy and oease- ieta activity win provide them wltn other food 10 euapie wem to thrive. If we take into consideration the bunelt which the feathered raoe bestows npon man, by destroying the countless Injurious inseota and larvw, surely the small tribute which they may take from the growing crops should not be grudged to them, for if a balance could be struck, man would find himself a heavy debtor. Ilearth and Nome. Ancient Armor The London Atheiutum gives the following Interesting description of a line collection of ancient armor on exhibition at the South Ken sington Museum, London: This collection C'iniprlsra not only offensive and defensive Lurojcuu and oriental arm, but ivories, mlulaturos. Klemtsh pictures, enamels, carvings in iron and oilier metals, bronzes, aud several historic relics of great iutcrest, a the targets of Charles the Fifth and Francis tlio First, the baton of Alva, a suit of armor which is reputed to have belonged to Ferdinand, King of the Romans aud successor of the first; also, the so-called portrait ol Anne of Cleves, which is ascribed to Holbein, and said to have been that which induced KliiR Henry to marry tho ensy-poiug princess, These relics arc now dis posed in ctironoloKifiil order iu the lower part ol tho gallery which held-the National Portrait Exhibitions. Within certain limits the military Items illustrate in a scries of mounted figure and in iletachr-d pn'ccs the development of unns and armor in mcUiivval Europe. Tiie extreme ruritv cf l iirly specimens, to sav iio'liinc nr ti.n total absence of certain kinds, precluded a more remote besinnlnir lor this series than the reiun of Henry the. Fourth, c. 1145. W e i-liall confine rmr rrniurka In Ihn flrui 'o tp tbe armor and weapons, and primarily c;ill the visitor's attention to some very Interesting oreek. or rather Etriirn. nrmnr niii, i. placed in a table-case at the east end of the gallery, bein bclme.s of brouzo with aud Without the natal nieces whieh painted vases and the bends of statues of Pallas Cm one of these the student may notice conven tional indications m nie'al oi'ttm 1. Which were used toaltucli portions of still older head pieces to each other. These indications arm u sort of ornament to the metal. In the tame case arc greuves of Lronzo of similar origiD. In a etandincr enso near the laeM. inrtMh with u British or Gaulish helmet, one of the niot-t remarkable antiquities of the Romano British period in tluve elands, the unique and much-studied (see 'Archieolosin." vol. wiin y.'.'f.'d. or large shield coveringof gilt brouzo which was fonnd lu the Witbnm, Lincolnshire. Its d' Coratious are precisely. EUV 9 Sir Mum nol Mevrick, such us we should expect from a people imitating the mode of a superior rare. It is supposed to neriaiu to Britain nfier t'h departure of tho Komaus: it was held, Chinese fashion, at nnn'j leuinh, and by means ot a handle behind the bn-s iu the centre: its snr- ice 13 decorated witu three bosses, ot whieh Hint in the ranlJlu is inlaid with cornelian. connected by linely-Ai-ought lines and mould ing Close to this nrtjcle ura Italian na'nted shield of the fifteenth or si.v.t ent.li ccmurv. On tho wall behiid are c.vniipl'M of true chain-mall hmibei ks, t-ieevc and jambs, aNo two-hand aud wcle-haud Bwovds ot i.irtie. sizes, roimh inuce. a ponderous tiluiifr helm. c. temp. Kdurd the Fourth, a l.ircie bioad-blailed swoid. sueh a hiiug thea(hie-s at th'j saddles ol com batauta. o a salicip, c. M, another-of Venetian tiffin and sixteenth ccnturv date, which linn he form and natal piece of I he Ftruscau helms refer! ed to. tjuch articles are not uufrc-ku'"- -'"'ures of the time. Here, fluently seen m ,... diehard Iem- likewise. is the "heaulaic" ot o.. . bridge, 1375, from ubo -e his tomb in Ilcrcrorn Cathedral, one of tlio most unwieldly garments that were ever made: also (No. 133), a clobose breastplate of noteworthy character, with bold flutine,?, such as added materially to its power of resistance to blows, and were soon brouaht into common use, as further example! hero an.ply show. This liieastplate is beauti lully etched aud chased with patterns that arc arranged in lines in'ciniediale to the tlutiu.s. lu front ol these articles, tllline the centre ot the first of the scries of bay s Into which, by means of Hues ol halberts aud other staff weapons, the gallery is divided, stands the figure of a knight, c. 1410, temp. Henry the Sixth, the earliest com plete suit in the collection, aud ainouK the oldest in existence. For earlier illustrations of armor than this we must refer to missal and other paiutinps, and, above all, to the ellijrles in huudredB ot churches. Those, taken with tho Bavcux Tapestry and other authorities, evince the gradually mcrcased use of pieces of plate armor to overlay the almost invariably present undeishirt and other garments of mail. Prccioui nmoug these ancient records are the sepulchral incised sbvb at Ashiui;tou, Devon, and tho brasses which, beMiuninii with that of Sir Johu B'Aiibeinouii I, iu Stoke D'Aubcinouu Church, Burrcy, 1272, show the grades cf advancement from fragmentary to comp lete 6uits ol biccl plates, of which there are many flue specimens before us here. The brasses, better than th actual armor, show the addition of steel kneecaps or ipnoiu'erfs, elbow pieces, or conkres, splints on'the upper arms or demi-brassarts, splints on the lefts or grtaues or jambs, aud, first ot all, skull-caps or basinets for the heads of the soldiers of old. These additions were prosrcssivcly enlarged, until they met upon the "body and limbs of the wearer and clothed him wholly. With these defenses the weapons of attack were also changed; the short lance which the D'Aubemouu knight, I, carries, ciew ultimately to the long aud terrible arm. With which so ninny of our picturesque notions are more or less incorrectly ussociaieu, tue Aiar lets de fcr and sharp-pointed hammeis which erst served to break up and penetrate the lii?ht and flexible mail developed to ponderous macos, and were used with effect upon encrusted rueu-al-arms. Those arrows of early date which mail coats barely resisted became the potent shHfts of Crecy aud Voictiers, aud were driven by bows, such as the example iu the tower re presents, and of which so many talcs are told. As we invent cuus to break up the iron-claJs of todjy and devise more ttrotply armored ships to Keep out toe Bnoi aud shell of tuuse irenienuou3 pieces, so our anceftoi3 added weigut aim Keenness to their trenchant weapons, and added weight to Bnri di.nblpd the suet clothing of their men. The U'Aubernoun hni; ht. H, son and namesake of the first Sir Johu o: mat piace, displays me expansion of pla'e upou mail in this metallic clothing. The Truujoingiou knight of t'ara bridce. the heptvans kuignt of Cuartham, Kent, the Be bures kuient oi koiiojh, mm uim- m succession, point to tho same changes. As we have lost the eailicot plate armor, althougtt not so the antecedent and contemporary mail, we must look for its form to the monuments aud pictures, and for its service to the weaoons which were employed upuinet its wearers. Bear ing these facts in mind, the student has a key to'much which is enigmatical here, aud in the Museums of Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, and the Tower. The intervals of plate armor were aliuost invariably shielded by pustets aud fringes of mud, as in the entire suit before us. Between this and the next figure stands a fine specimen of German armor, r. 1520-30, which reproduces the pulls and slashes of the cloth garments then in vogue. It is richly etched between tho lines of puffs. Next is a Buit of black armor, gilt and crossed with red upon the breast, as lor a knight of St. John of 1U- venna; on the wall behind it hangs a suit of Italian chased and nbbed armor, c. )500,whieh Is, however, numilitary in its appearance according to our notions; worthy of attention from an attistio point of view. Then a strtnae looklng Burgundiau morlou, with a visor which is shaped like a grotesque mask, and has a beak like nose and bold cut led moustaches moulded in iron. Next is a very elegaut Italian morion of the sixteenth century, with rich scrolls repousse upou its contour, and arising from au arabesque mask of fine design. Here also is a morion shaped like the head of a sea-monster, and from that circumstance doubtless of Yenetlan make. No. 99, lu this bay, is a mounted figure, pait of the horse armor of which does not assort with that of the man. This is a very interesting specimen, c. IStiO. Then comes a black suit with eilt bands, en graved. Near is a lancer's demi-ault of Genoese origin, repousse in lollage of great spirit and beauty on its breast; parts of the tace are "made up;" on the rl,ht shoulder aud knee pieces are grotesque monsters' heads, with pro jecting snonls. Next stands a line Italian Dlate armor, which la traditionally ascribed to Ferdi nand, Kin of the Komans, and Is ceitainly ono of the most admirable herp. On the wall hero hang bucklers with proiect log rinas of steel, the use of which was to catch tbe point of a sword and break the wea pon, leaving the ansallaut open to the dagger or sword of his antagonist. Also daggers with the rlnea through which, lu order to obtain a firmer grasp, the users thrust their thumbs, and exceptional weapons: among the last is an absurd "aword-breaker," a sort of comb of ateel, designed with teeth to catch a weapou, and, by means of a strong wrench, snap it: c. Henry the Eighth. In a standing cso are the taigets ot Charles the Flftu and Francis tho First. Behind aro some curiou pistols and their appurtenances. Nest Is a tilting suit, made smooth and without ridges, uron which A nointfd I a nop p.milrl into c(r,.ri Nniln ik. larse neck-shield or grand garde, added to the lett shoulder or this figure, with its flying piece, which was designed to cover the visor aud its openings. By way of eluding the effect of these smooth and large surfaces, tilting-noles were furnished with coroncls or heads, with four or more rounded knobs, such as may be seen in the hands of the rftigy In question and others its uciRhbors. The famous "Triumph of Maximiliau" illustrates very completely and geuerally these outre devices. Here is a suit of splinted or laminated armor, which was de vised to afford liberty of motion to the wearer. Also another suit, not in splints, richly gilded and engraved. Oilier figures, until wc come to a rough effigy of a Commonwealth trooper, In a complete buff coat of modern leather, are rather curious and admirable on account of the cost, taste, and labor which have buen lavished upon them than as armor proper. Among the articles to which peculiar histori cal Interest attaches are the decorated tar.'eU of Charles the fifth, the slaed work of II. Spacini, of MPau, engraved with concentric subjects of the Zodiac, classic themes, twelve acts of the Fmporor. and, external to these, tho same number of Scriptural illustrations, c. l.r50. The tarcetof Francis the First has been injured. Not inferior to theso is the famous marshal's baton which Philip the Second gave to the Buko ot Alva, a short, hollow Rtntr nf ,tni designed to contain tho musterrnll of tho Bpanieh army, and engraved ont-iide with numerals, arranged so as to show at will the number of soldiers who could be placed on any assumed space. Altogether this collection comprises about 1500 pieces, of which two thirds are European arms and defenses, 219 are oriental: miscellaneous oliimu 1 1 7 ivnn.. 128. For theRt! latter classes w nmc.t. inom imu Prime in Interest here Hrp In'n miiiint.iirnu nf exquisite quality:-1. Is the famous portrait, Which is asrtihpd fn Ifnlhein nf A n i n but qnes ionably on both points. It is more like Catharine of Arragon, as the catalogue now styles it, and cannot well ne the picture of either lady. It is that with which Walpole fell in love when he saw it nt "Mr. Hn Kent." This eem was at Manchester' in isr,7' and is bre accompanied by (2) a ruiniiture of Henry the Eifhth,,appareu.ly by the same hand. Both are in ivorv boxes: timt nf t.hi carved like a full-blown rose. Hero. also, me some ivory carvings, optychs, triptychs, and tsiblels: auionu them tiro beautiful illnstmilnna of the Legend ot St. Agnes, in eight tablets iu hnrh relief, nnd ot "Str Tnrtnm rit, Lf omnia ;" also, au exfiuisitelv-wrouiht devotiouul tablet, French, of the rarest beauty, representing the Corouation of IllP Vlrfr'm hp fin Amrrli n lirtwii riTitl. subjects of the Virgiu's lif' which aro worthy of V... t n r. . i , ...... i. ui-iuwcii tiiinui Mjuy, nun a u iprycii oi inci dents in tho lile of Christ. Iu a eae in the same chamber with these is a collection of ivory -"vii us, coffers, triptych", diptychs, tablets oi Gothic, ivCSm.", Kbenis.h-Hvz.mtmo origin. r. urm-rest, a slaff-head of ivory, npoarently Romanesque in dcsisn, with very bold protesques in foliage. Also, Iudiau carved boxes and staff-heads. Iu another case aro Gothic aud Romanesque enamels, articles cuir i if.- i .. I . .. r : 1 1 u uuu u, uionzcs, u bjiueiui ui nuu, iuuuiu or French, eeveutecnlh century, representlug Samson with the ass's jawbone; pyxes and candlesticks; sonic splendid oriental arms, ncluciing three tall lauces with richly chased r I t V. 'II It . B,l VI ' 1 V 1. IX-.- VIII LV.-, V 1 1 Vj with a judo handle, and a considerable number of other article, of various origins and dates. Iroiosel Tnnucl ITnUcr Iover MraUs. The pioject of tunnelling a piissago from Kng land to France under Dover Straits is still talked of In Kngland. The Loudon Daily J ws of December 25 says of It: "Ibc plan of tunnelling beneath the S'.ralts Is not altogether a new one. Probably the success with which the Jlont Cenia tunnel has been worked through the solid backbone ol tho Alpine ruuge has attracted new attention to a scheme which on the face of it seems far from being impracticable. It must be remem bered, however, that the difliculties to be en countered in tunnelling beneath the Straits of Dover arc of a totally different character from those which the French engineers have had to meet with In tunnelling through the Alps The soil to be traversed in tue former instance would probably be the 'second chalk formation,' which may be assumed to extend iu an unbroken course from tbe place of its uprisingln Eogland to the place in which H makes its appearance in France. It need hardly be said that the diffi culty of perforating this soil would be very much less than that of perforating the hard aud complicated material which has been encountered by the French engiuecrs. On the other hand, however, there are dangers and difliculties in tunnelliug under the Straits which more than make np lor the comparative e tse with which the mere proecss of perforation could be pursued. It needs but a slight acquaint ance with tho history ot the coustruetiou of the Thames Tunnel to euable one to recognize tho fact that the workers iu the suggested tunnel beneath the Straits would be exposed to enor mous rbks from the effect of the pressure of the sea npen the btrutum through which they would have to work. Again aud aijain the water burst into the Thames Tunnel, and drove the work men out. Brunei himself nearly lost his lite duriug one of these irruptions. Now, if this happened beneath the Thames, what might bo looked lor from the ctlects of tho enormous pressure of tbe sea to tay nothing of the in creased clanger during heavy storms 1 and then the workmen in tho Thames Tunnel hud but n corr.patalivcly short distance to run, when they were threatened with an irruption of water, lf such an event threatened workine i engaged nine or ten miles Iron either outlet of the suggeste d tunnel, tscupo would bo hopeless. In a shott time the whole lngthottUe tunnel would be tilled with the waters of the sea, aud tho labors of years would be rendered useless. "We urge these considerations, however, not as deprecating the suggested attempt. Doubt less the dangers which we h ive pointed out may be Furmouuted by a judicious choice of the stratum to tie woiked through, and by cautious progress defences being continually prepared around every fresh portion tunueiled. The experience pained during the tunnelling of ice Thames shows that much can be done lu this way; aud wo also have every reason- to believe that once a tunnel was constructed it would be as safe as the Thames Tunnel now Is. There nra difliculties In the way of ventilation, but such difficulties as these have to bo dealt with (and have been mo.-.t successfully dealt wipwiu the construction of the Mout Ceuis Tuniicl. Three eminent eugiueers, Messrs. Hawkshaw, Brun fees, and Lowe, have pronounced tbe plan to be leasible; and the estimated cost nine niilliona sterling though large, is still reasonable when the value of the tunnel 13 considered. "Ctrtaluly the Idea Is at ouce a bold and au attractive one. Nature's barriers are beiug, one al,ter another, overcome. Now a mountain is tunnelled, then un isthmus Is cut through, next the Falls of Niagara aie spanned by a railway bridge. Hitherto, however, sea-straits bavo not bepn successfully attacked, except where as in the case of tbe Monai Htruits they are of very moderate extent. Wbeu voyagers cau pass to France without encountering the terrors of sea-sickue8, a veritable triumph will bavo been achieved over nature. A Cincinnati paper eiys the Clerk of the Massachusetts House makes moBt of its Gov ernors and Congressmen. The Boston 1 'ost thinks he should be discharged for poor workmanship. INSURANCE COMPANIES. DEI.AWABK MUTUAL SAFETY INHUIt. ANCK COMPANY. 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R. gnaruutee) 20.CJ5 00 30,000 Stale of Tennessee Five Per Cent. Loan 21,00000 7,000 State of Tennessee Six Per Cent. Loan 5,03125 15,000 Uermnntown Gas Co., prin cipal and Interest gunran. teed by City of Pliilaa'a, 300 shares Stock 15,000 00 10,000 Pt'im'a Ruilroad Company, 200 shares Stock 11,300 00 5,000 North Penn'a Railroad Co., 100 shares Stock 3,500 00 20,000 Fhlln. and Southern Mall Steam. Co., SOshares Stock 15,000 00 207,'JOO Loans on Bond aud Mort gne, first lieua on City Properties 207,000 00 tl.lO'J.OOO Par. Market value, 81,130,325-25 Cost, J1,003,C0I,20. Real Estate 3(1,000 00 Hills receivable for Insurance made 322,1601)1 Balances due at agencies, premiums on marine policies, accrued inter est, and other debts duo the com pany , 40,17888 Stock and scrip of sundry corpora tions, SJlaO. lOstimuted value 1,81300 casn in name 5110 150-08 Cash in drawer 4i;i-(io 118,503 73 i 1 ,647,867 -80 DIRECTORS. Thomas O. Hand, Eilmnnd A. Soudor, .lr.hTi i 1 nonlu Samuel E. Stokes. i i . i James C. 11 and, Theophtlus Paulding, Joseph JI. Seal, Hugh Craig, John It. Penrose, Jacob P. Jones, James Traquair, Kdward Darlington, H. Jones Brooke, James B. McFarland, Kdward Lnfourcade, Joshua P. Eyre. William U. Ludwlg, (ieorge O. Lolper, Henry C. Dallett, Jr., Jonn D. Taylor, Ueorge W. liernadou, William O. Boulton, Jacob Uiegel, Spencpr Mcllvnlne, I. T. Morgan, Pittsburg John B. Somplo, " A. V.. Boreer. THOMAS O . HAND, President. JOHN C. DAVIS. Vii'B.ProKlilnnt HENRY LYLB URN, Secretary. HENRY BALL. Asalatant Secretary. TIP 6 UNITED SECURITY II TE INSURANCE AD IRIST c o m p a a y, or PEN NSYLVANIA. OFFICE: S. . Comer F1FTII and C1IESXUT Sts., PHILADELPHIA.. CAPITAL, - S 1 ,000,000 D I K E C T O 11 S, PHILADELPHIA. GFORGK H. STUART, 8. H. HORSTMAN, GKOilUi; W. fHILIib, Wa, A. POUTER, F. A. LBKXKL, WM. V. JUi Kl'AN, THOMAS W. itVAN9, A. J. DhKXlil. JOSEPH PATl'EUSO, WM. O. HOUSTON, . J. SOLM1, HENRY ifi. ROOD. NEW ruHE, JAMKS M. WORRIiON. President Manhattan B auk JOkLPH bTUART, ol J. J. Hluart & Co., liaukera. BOSTON. HON. . S, TOEEY, late President Board of Trade, CINCINNATI. A. CHAMBERL4.IN, of Chamberlain & Co. CHICAGO. Jj. Z. JE ITER, of Field. Lelter A Co. C- B..bMlTH, ol Uvo. U fciiiUh t lituthera, Bankers, LOUISVILLE, KV. WILLIAM GARVLN, of Garvlu, Bell 4 Co. BT. LOUIS. JAMES E. TEATMAN, Coshlei Mercliauts' National 11 a nlc. NKW RAMPHHIBB. HON. J. W PATTEUteON. U. b. Benator. BALTIMOBK. WILLI 4 M PKEatOTT SMITH, Superintendent (.'uiiHoIidhltd Railway Hue, iSuw Vutk to WannluKtoii. P. V. muEMAKER, of Adama A Co.'a Express, CJIRlbTI AN AX, of O. W. Gail & Ax. ElvAMJJH T. KING, PreniUeul Central Bavlnss suk. GEORGE H. 8TUART, President. C F. RETTd, Becretary. J. L. LULLOW. CoiiSUliliig Physician. V. KITJA11T PAT 1 EKbON , -., .. . RICHARD LUDLOW, j Counsel. This Cornpuuy Issues Policies of Life Insurance ntou all ilia various plans inat have been proved by tbe expertauce of European and American Com- panles to be sale, sound, aud reliable, at rates as LOW AND UPON TEKiLi AS FAVORABLY AH THOSE! OF AN V COM ANY OF L4UAL bTA B1LITY. All policies are uou-forfeh 'bio aftor tbe payment Of two or luo.e auuual premluuiH. 11 13 lmwDrurji Franklin rircIr.sura.iec Co. Wif riHAJLAJUiaa-ltlA OFF1CB: Sob. 4o5 and 437 C1LLSMJT SlHElk AMUKT&l ON JAMDAUT 1. 180$, CAF1TAL.. ........,... 100, OOO'OO jKXHIKD tiUJU'LOU M l,18,NUH'iJ fH&MlUMii.,.,.. l,lSJ,H4i-e GNbLTTLiO) CLAlMtt, LNUOMJi FOR i&tn esa.oua-aa $3so,ooooo, lritfU l'AIO HIHCB 18a UVJUfl 000,000. Perpctoai aud TumpoiaryPblloiea on LiberM Tsru DIRECTORS. Charles N. Bancker, Airrltler, Baniuel G:abt, I'ihO-V l""t. UeortW RlchariU, WlllliTMlS Grant. Isaao lit-. AHreU H. Baker, Ueoige Fales, Tbouias is. lllsl CHARLU9 N, fiANUKFR, Prmldent. UiOituK FALEU, Vluo-Preoldenu JAS. W. MoALLiaiEK, becrevary pro teu, ItxceplalLexlukt'iu, Kentucky, mis Ooinpanytli no Aiteuuie W w of Fuiaburn. jl Ti-ilKK 1MSUKANC1S EXCLUSIVELY Til B n piCNNb YLVANIA KIKE LNbURANOE COM PAN V Incorporated lb2oOharlr Pwrpetual Mq 510 WALMJTiitrwjt, opi-oalie Independence bqnar lii Is Compaw favurably known u tbeooiumuulu ft over lortyyFara. ouutlunes to Insure aualust liu or damaice by nre on Public or Private Buildings, f llOttl (Wiuaucu.i uc .us it Hiuiivu uuio, A4SO UO Furultura- blocks of Goods, and Merchandise gene rally, on liberal tarina, Tbeir Capital, together with Urge Bnrplua nnd Is invested In the most careful wanner, which enables tbem to offer to lbs Insured au undoubted seouxlky Z M,.c-.0XloM. Daniel Bmltb, Jr., John Derarenu Alexander Benson, I Thomas btuilbT InaiMViia&leburst, I Henry lwls, DANIEL bslITH. J. Jesl6n. WM. 9, CBOWJLLL, becreuta. I.M INSURANCE COMPANIES. FllANKLIN FIRE IKSIJIUXCK COMPANY tt PHILADELPHIA. Capital, - - S4O0.O0O Assets, S2,G77,372. 13 Btatcmentof the Assets of tbo Company on January 1, 1809, rnbllaOed In conformity with, tbe proviblonsof tneslxtb. section of the act of ABeembly of April 5, 1812. BIORTCiACr.S. On property valued at over 8 1,000,000, belUK First Mortnni;oR on Real K taie in the rlty anU couniy of l'blht. tlelphla, ezotpt S38,o51T7 In tbe nelijUborlng counties 9'-ii460,335'2S, It EAT. KSTATT. 1'nrchased at HUortfTg suits, under MorlRnge Claims, viz.: , Elulit houses and lot, 8. W. corner CheRuut and Bevenleentb Btreets... A house and lot, north side of .Spruce street, west of Lleventh street Two houses and lots, east side Uope street, north ot Hansom street Six bouses and lot, norm side of tiennelTs court, east of Beach street.. A house and lot, Fitzwater street, eant of Ninth street fe7 lots of ground on Buckley street and Quervelle avenue, Bristol A liouhe and lot, west side Bread street, south of Race street A house and Jot, south side of Filbert street, west of Sixteenth street A lot ot ground, south side Lombard street, west of Twenty-third street. Total surveyed and valued at Viia.ii'&J , Cost. ,.51,3G9'33 I,OAS. Temporary Loans ou Stocki ns Hoi. luteral Secunty (valued at 81'.3,7ia).t17,HS 30 STOCKS. 68 200 U. 8. Iioiuls, 1SSI S IO.HjO U. H. 10-4(1 Registered Bonds S 1,( 00 U. B. 6-20 Registered Bonds, loiij 2o,700 Fhlladu. City LiOaus, not taxa ble S9.000 Foniifylvanla Ktato six per cent. Loan, May, lSttl 10 COO North Penn a It R. Bonds i'JOO North l'enu'a It. R, coupon scrip 500 share 1'enn'a Railroad (Jo h ranklln Fiielnsurance Company ISank of Kentucky Northern UankofKy... Union Bank of Teun Insurance Company of tho (State of Fenu'a... Southwark Railroad Co Union Canal Company. Continental Hotel Co... 3i!0 Philadelphia City Warrants... Total Market Value $203,0s0,13 Cost 172.637 00 N OTEH AN I BILLH RECK I VABLii a, 1 2. KEVEiNUKSTAMPd 127 !5 B. Ilammett for real estate sold, not yet conveyed 20,700-00 William II. Armstrong ooo-oo M. Thomas A Hons 300 OO Cash on hand J'J0,73 57 ' in hands of Agents 5,118 35 TOTAL CASH 20,091 03 REAL ESTATE. Market Trice 8115.321I3 CCBt, BBP.LiOve 5i,3bu 32 Advance in Value $00,933-11 STO( Ji!S. Market Price 520J.CS0 13 Cost, as above 172 037 00 Advance iu value $31,013-13 Total a,677,:i72-ia LOSSES 15 Y riKE. Losses Paid during the Year 1S68.... $113,3 10-03 By order of the Board. CIIAS. . UAM'KER, rrcsIdcnU Attest JAS. W. ilcALLISTER, Secretary .pro ton. DlllKOTOllS. CH AS. N. BANCKER, HA li V L GRANT, GEO. W. RICHARDS, IbAAC LKA, CLORGE iALES, ALFRED FITLER, THOMAS SPARKS WM 8. GRANT, A L I'll Eli O. BAKER, THOMAS H. iLLJS. CHA8. N. BANCKER, President. UKOROE FALE3, Vice-President. j A3, w. McAllister, Secretary pro tern. 1 IttuthhCt TiJSURANCE COMPANY UORTJl AMERICA, No. 232 WALNUT STREET, PHILADA. INCORPORATED 1794. CHARTER PERPETUAL Xlarlue, lulnuU, nuti l ire lusuruuoe. ABSETS JANUARY 1, 1868, - 12,001,266-72. 120,000,000 Lobbws Paid In Cash. Buio it, Organization. DLBiuCT'0R8, Arlnnr . (ioffla. George Ii, Harrison, Fruaflfc R. lioua. t sum el W, Jones, John A. Brcwii, ILurles Taylor, Ambruae Wliue, W lllUia WelHh, 1-Uljsrd 1). Wood, b. Morris Wain, T ( i i n MUAII. Kowsrd H, Trutier, Edward B. Clarke, T. Charltoa Huory, Alfred 1. Jeonup, John P. Willie, Luals U. MadoUa. Chablkb Platt, tincretary. WILLIAM BVKULm, Hsrrlnbnrt, Centrs A rent for ineHmm of feunsjlvsma. tauj gTRICTLY MUTUAL. PROVIDENT LIFEANQ TRUST CO. Off PHILALKLfHIA. OFFICE, HO. Ill H. FOL'ltXU STKEKT. Orgulid to pruututa XAih, MoLiRANCIt sjbudi meiubexs ol tlia HOOT STY OF FRIENDS. Good risks of an; class accepted. Policies Issued opou approved plana, at tut lowwi President, B AMU EL R. tJHIPLEY. Vloe-Presldeiii, WILLIAM C. .NtWTRFTH. Actuary, ROWLAND PAJ1BY, The advanlAkea ottered ur trds txnupauy are oelled, f87' JMrUUlLFllUS LSURAACC0aUA3IY - LONDON, ESTABLISHED 1803. Pald-np Capital and Accumulated Funds, 50,00 0,0 0 0 IN COLD. PKEVOST lEEKKING Agent, Ui Ha, 90. 107 Boa- THIRD BUeel, PhUA, yi do 00 do 17 do 100 do 13 do 2C0 do 24 do 10 do INSURANCE COMPANIES "DHfF.NlX IN'BUKANCJB COMPANY Of JL PHILADFLPHIA. 1 J'HILAIJI' n,r.m. NC!OKFORATKU 1R04 OHARTKB PKRP87TTJAL, Kn rji wil.NHT Btreet, opposite tbe anmria. Tbls Oompauy Insures Irom loss or dsLmsce by FIB on liberal terms, on bnlldlDirs, merchandise, lomltiire, n rnvllmltiul nnrlndii. aud DOT tknentl an hniM. Ipkr by deposit or premium h 1 be tympany hs been In active pperatlpn for mora tban HlX'l V YEAKH, during which all louses have been promptly adjusted and pail. 1pk by deposit of iirniluru. John L. Hod rs, lisvld Lewis, Benjsmln Ettlng, TbouiKS H . Powers, A. K. McHenry, Irilmnnd Antll Inn. sd msnonj, John T. Lewis, VVIlllnm B. Urant, Robert W. Lennilng, Hsruuel Wiloox, Lawrence Lewis. Jr. JOHN Tl WIH'Il KR1CH.. PrMM.nl lwi. k. pinrris. BixraL Wilcox, becreiary. l.as CHROMO'LITHOGRAPHS. pICTUKE3 F O R TRUSKNTS. A. N, UOIIINNOS, No. 10 CHKHKUT Sireet, Rns limt received exqulelte upprinjcns ol ART bTJlTAL,fi OK HOLIDAY UlfcTa, 4 FINSDRESDJtN -ENAMEW ON PORCELAIN In great variety. ' fcPLr.NDID FA1INTFD PHOTOORAPH8, iKduiliug a number ol cliolue A bOPEHU LINE OIF CUR;MO4. A large asfortnif-nt o NKW rNUKAVIN'OS Eti Ainu, RICH bliLW l?'UAEa. of elttgaut nevr patterns. DRUGS, PAINTS, ETC. ROBERT 8HOKMARER A CO., N. E. Comer of i 0 t lllll unU KACU St8. PHILADKLPHLA, VyHOLCSALC: DnUCCI3TC. Ui PORTERS AND MANJFACTTJRICRii 0 White Lead ucd Colored raliits, Puttj Varulhlits, Etc AQNTd FOR THK CHLfiBKATlO) fKEACII ZIAC rALMS. D-ALKR8 AND CONSUMERS BUPPLIED AX LOWEST PRICES POR CAHH. n LUMBER. . 1869 bP CO JOIH'P, Ot)U HUCR, Hil.ilLOC . IDUt blCAhOJNKD CLEAR riMC. lOOiJ ticuioE ranwtN time. fcPANlH t'KUAK, If OR PATlERKB. kn.U CEDAR. TUKI PLORIDA'PLOORINU. IOi'IX O0 O FLORIDA ELOOKUNU. lOOLf VlROiSlA H,0(JR1I0. DEL A WAKE FLOOkiNU. Aoli rLOUIil.Nu, WALAUT ELOOitlN-1. FLORIDA ol EF UOAjja. RAIL I'LASE.. 1i WALNUT RUM AND PLANE. I JCt VV Lii L 1' BOA Kiss. WALNUT PLA1SK. "lf?(ll UNDERTAKERS LUMBFlt, 1 Qnri iOOJ UlSDERTAEERa' LUMBER. lOUti RED CM.DAR. WAI.MUT A Zip yiNE. lkfcil BEAt-ON ED POPLAR. l QUCl ACjUt BEAbUJNED CHERRY. luQcJ Abll. WHITE OAK PLA1.K AND BOARDS. HIUEOKY. l&fctl CIGAR BOX MAKERS' 1 CPO AODl LTUAR DUX JSlAEEKa lOOU bPANloH CEDAR BOX BOARDS, FOR l"ALE LP vV. ' 1 RfiO CAROLINA SCANTLING, .1 QaCk lOUi CAROLINA H. T. HI LLH, 100t7 NORWAY BOANTL1NO. 1 $2fi k CEDAR SHINGLES. 1 OPO AOOt CYPRESS (-11 IN ULES, lOOiJ , AIAULE, BROTllFR A OO., 1 1 No. itouo SOU Til Street. T. P. GALVIN & CO.. LUf.BEP. COMMISSION MERCHANTS SUACKA3IAX0 STKEET iVUAUF, BELOW SLOATS MILLS, J 80-CALLED), PHIL DELPHIAJ AGENTS FOR SOOTUE.GN AND EASTERN Ma fitclurers of YELLOW PiNE and SPRUCE 1'lMBiS BOARDS, etc., shall be hai py to lurnluli orders wholHale ratus, dbliverable at auy acowslble port. Constantly recelviug and on haud at our wharf BOUTHERN FLOORINO. SCJAN1L1NO. SHIN GLEb, EAoTERN LATHS, PICKETS. BED-SLATS. bPRUCE, HE LOCK, SELECT ICHIOAN AND CANADA PLANK AND BOARDS, AND HAt MATX) SHIP-KNEES, 1 81 Ituiuj ALL OF WlllCU HILL BE I LI Vlt B AT ANY PAKT OF TIIE CITY 1'ltOJIPTLX ENGINES, MACHINERY, ETC. V fE.S K "KIM RNniVB . BOILER WORKS.-NEAJ.Ti- a r 11.1.VA.AJND TH EORET1CAL NUJNEH&5l ZTrcr,i ,lalnt BOILER-MAKERS, B i, AlTF. hf.1,0' ua iCNDERS, having loV mw SSSS.'I ut0"l4fuI ope.aUou, au(f beonexoIa.velS eiiBagud In build ng aud repairing Msrl Y ffi ?ra,K'l',vn!t' eio. etc. rwpectfully otter tS5 servicbs to the public as being lully prepared io Z tract lor eugluns of all slsua, Marine, River anrt bjatlouary; having seis of patterns of 1 uS' sm are prepared to execute orders with quiuk "dsoiuA Evtry dodcrlptlon of Iatteru-akinV made St tl snorkel notice. HleU and Lon-niS,. . Tubular and Oyllndw Lllew, of the Veit TJna. 'n JrlTi5fct.S ffi5bSf.: 'ua Urtto' wirLrinJ Drawings and spocl.lcatlous for all work dona iheaesubllih,nt o ,, caargo, and wuilc guSraai Tbe subncrlbert have ample wharf-dock room ri pairs oi boate, where tnty can lie u ierocta ai.d aie provided with aheais, blocis, fails, etcT..' fox raibg heavy ot Lht wtighis. ' Bl0 "W L BEACH aid pllMVa.,. COUTUWARK tuUNLky FIFTH ivr kJ WAbJUTOJH bubfuj. AI .i'Wli.AKI.PHIA. IKNQINEERu AND UAUH Ikihim HlKlL'i&lftr!?'" Woxk,0rwborrr.hop.. an Every dtmcrlptlon of Plantation Machinery, also Bngar, Saw, and Orlst Mills. Vacuum S ua S?& " I,fw'10"' 'lue' luipln'Ka, bole AgenU for N. Blllenx's Patent Smear Bollln Apparatus, NfcBinytli'B 1 air-ut bteaiu Uuuuel. and Asi.lnwall Wooluey's Patonl Centrifugal Bnsas Dralulng ; Matihlries. ( JJ 1317 REMOVED TO 13oo17 LOW TDK UNITED BTATES MINX. MARSH & CO.'B NEW MUH1U 8TORE, UO. 1317 CHEliNUT BT.. abjve TLUilTEENT PHILADELPHIA. MubIo PnbllKhers, aud Dealers lu Musical Mer cli an (life of every .Description. JOHN MARSH, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL AGENT FOR THE BALE OK THE BEST GOLD AND BILVEH WATCHES DIRECT P ROM EUROPE CHEAPEST IN THE WORLD. No. 1317 UHENNUT STREET. 128 tilths 2rn LN THE MU8IU HI ORE. PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL.- X- Philadklfuia, Decembar is mum The attending Mauaxers are:- ,r z' WlBiar Morris. No. H s Third street. B. Morris Wain, No. 128 S. Delaware avenue. Attending Physic an J. M. Da Costa. M I Nn lOMbpruoe street.. wosta, M, ., o. Allendlug Surgeons-William Hunt, M. D No. 1100 Bpi uce street. ' .,. iw eThoas Ueorge Morton, M. D.,No. un Ohesnul ThePbyslclan and Burgeons attend at the HosnN tal every day (Sundays excepted) to receive aoulica. tlons for admission. wmv appuca Persons seriously Injured by accident are always A