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LITEIXATUaB. H M V 1 X W 0 V N Vf BOOKS. Worn tie "American Opera' rnbKshinK tViuiiany, No. 19 K. Rith street, we have ' imiwd tr first of tjieir fterio- ftf . " erii of , the Lyric Drama," which ct the complete, Rrjhh libretto tf, Auler'; opera ofc Fra Diarvio, with the overture ami all the princi-' pal aim arranged for voice and accompaniment, i and also for piano nolo. The .book is illus trated by a tiOe ! portrait of Mr. William: CaeUe, an illuminated title-page handsomely. Sprinted in color, and three drawings of the principal ncenes. The series is edited by George W. Tryon, Jr., and it will nndonbt- dly be appreciated by all lovers of . mnaio. j "The book before ,ns is handhoniely printed,' and i altogether very far snperior, to any "libretto that has ever been pnt before the pablic. It would ba much more saUhf actory, however, if the Italian or German words were - ftl6 given, and it is a matter for surprise that this essential element of completeness in mglected. The succeeding numbers will contain 17ie UronMitDianwrid, MatanieUo, Faust, Martha, and Normi, which will make twovolnmos for tha present year, the num bers being issued bi-monthly to subscribers at $10 per annum or $6 pet volume. The , price for single copies is $250. ' From J. P. Lippincott k Co. we have. received "Askoros Kassis, the Copt," a romance of modern Egypt, by Edwin De Jjeon. The author of this story was United Btates Consul-Oeneral for Egypt for many years, and he had unusual opportunities for observing the manners and customs of the people, and particularly their domestic habits, that do not come under the observa tion of ordinary, .travellers. Mr. De-Leon evidently writes with a thorough knowledge cf his subject,' and under the guise of a romance of Borne interest he gives a very de tailed and highly-finished picture of Egyptian society of the present day as it exists in the seclusion of the Moslem's home, where outside barbarians are seldom permitted to enter and btserve fontfceniselves what-the intrinsic pe-; cnliaritieVot6rientalism are." '",.", !( T. B: Peterson k Brothers send us "The, Maiden Widow," by Mrs. E. D. E.N. South worth. This is a sequel to "The Family .Doom; -or, the Sin of a Countess," and it will be read with interest by all the admirers f Mrs. Southworth's style of weaving ro-j nances. '. From the same house we have received "Charles O'Malley," tho first volume of a " sew edition of Charles Lever's works. This; novel retains and is .likely to retain its popu-i larity for a long time with lovers of hearty, rollicking humor. It is not equal, in our pinion, to some of Le ver's later works in the' higher qualities of the novelist's art, but it is a story bubbling over with hearty and up roarious fun and frolic that make it' a favorite ... above zn6st of the other performances of the author. , , " U. "Leaves from a Trooper's Diary" is the title of a little work by a member of the An-j derson Cavalry, which gives a number of well-, 'written descriptions of adventures in the camp and field. An appendix furnishes an Mcount of the mutiny in the Anderson Cavj airy at Nashville, Tennessee, in December, J8i2, written by George S. Fobes, who was quartermaster "at the time the affair took place. The statement of Mr. Fobes, if not absolutely impartial, is fair and candid, and it places a large amount of the responsibility for the mutiny where it belonged, on the want of proper organization and the worse than inca- ' pacity of the officers of the regiment. Mr, Fobes does not excuse the mutiny, but he contends that the men were least to blame in , the matter; and we , think that all candid and unprejudiced person! will agree with him when they read his statement. . - i ! , m i (-From Turner Brothers k Co. we have re "tseived Appleton's Journal and Our Young Q FvlkaJw February jlO, and th Trantatlantic for February 22. , The Central News Company, No. TA)T Chesmjt street, sends ps the latest numbers of J'unch and Fun: ' ' RUSSIAN SOCIALISM. are x-rfdoni' f ,;ke Hevofutlosjary Movement ana Nobility The Land Hue. tloa. ttrlin Corrupanlente uf the Lonion Timet. At last the outline of the Socialist con spiracy is becoming more apparent. As by lightning, the misty veil of rumor has been pierced through by a sudden sanguinary a deed. 1 One Ivanov, a student in the Agricul tural Acauemy oi iioscow, wno played the .' iaformer,-and denounced to the police his accomplices in the conspiracy,' has been assas " ainated. Whether he was a detective artfully introduced . among the confederates, or . whether he betrayed the associates in the plot of his own accord, is not known. Amid ' the excitement consequent upon the murder, it has, however, transpired that his tale led, to the arrest of thirty students of the Moscow Agricultural Academy, twenty ntudents of the Moscow University, and about forty other, students and gentlemen at ' Ht. Petersburg, Kharkoff, Kieff, and Astra r chan. , One arrest, particularly prolific in un r pleasant discoveries, ww . that of the book- "seller TcherkassolT, at , St. . Petersburg, 'a respectable citieen and justice of the peace, jn whose shops written and printed, doc - loents relative to the conspiracy are said o , - fcave been foundV ,: As a matter of cpurse," the ' murder of Ivanov was succeeded by another batch of . arrests at Moscow, with a view to the- discovery of the resolute criminals wlio Lad added bloodshed to thoir other offences. But. however energetio the measures adopted.' f . i A . m . 1 jl n student, a certain jNetcnayen,- uenevqti to be at the bottom of the whole, has hitherto mjt tc TWwiKnrfj Unitfraih lif lout, vear. in eluded the vigilance of the polioe. , Netcbay-q more incontrovertible language of , statistics, eff, who; took a prominent part in the dip- Unfavorable lieasons, it is true, have con -tnrbanres which interrupted the even tenor tributed theh- quota to this deplorable result: tho spring fled to Switzerland, where be, f erring it mainly tp those habiU of idlenes becamo. intimate with the Old Guard of V- and intoxication so rife among the emanci itiuratioii .Jliute. (,Theu,. and .there he patod serfs, and the uninterrupted prevalence 1 'ndnnui tia nlanu. To carrv ont hi wi lit desifmt, he returned, ft 'abort time ago, to St. Petersburg, and is believed to have betsn a Moscow -on the dny w&en ivanov fell, ft victim to the poniards of ' the mysteiiuu brotherhood. It was probably he who im- ported into liussia a seal with the words "National Tribunal" engraved upon it, and tLe various proclauatioss wbkb aero nuvi j in the lodgings of some of the Mostow prison-1 ! ers. The conspiracy wears the imal featnres characteristic of plots in modnrn Muscovy. I A handful of beardless boys ntukrtako to re model the world, are unfortunately disturbed in fheir comprehensive tank by a couple of polif'ineD. aud, without band raised in their behalf, bundled oft to a living doAth in the (Siberian mines. As set forth in the printed circulars and proclamation found, their modest object in the present instance wae to repeal matrimony, property, govern ment, and the State generally. For the bettor attainment of this end, those encumbered with worldly goods and chattels were to be subjected to a nummary prooss'of expropria- j tion, while all superior officers must be knocked on the head, and all literary men who bay ever defended the existing state of things effectually silenced by having their tongues torn out. After this general delinea tion of their humane designs, the cir culars specially address the Poles to secure their co-operation in the sacred work of the world'a reyival.. The Pole, the circulars toll us, must be highly praised for hating the Ilussian Government: but their nliorto.imin , lies in that they aspire to the re-establishment m au luueiH'nueiii nauonai repuniic; wnereas they should be content to recover freedom, regardless of state, race, and government. What intelligent being, it is asked, can be justified in aiming at retting up so antiquated and obsolete a thing as a state, a central au thority, and a national polior? Is not the commune, the free and unYes'tricted commune of the future, with its perfect equality of rank, property, and privilege, the only worthy goal of liberal exertions? In additions to the circulars inculcating thesa insane doctrines, others, seized, I believe, at St. Petersburg, call upon the numerous Dissenters among the peasantry to rise up against the wicked Czar, and for Christ's sake to kill the despica ble tools in his pay. No Ilussian can plot without the Dissenters being appealed to. Because these folk write the name of Christ differently fromthe orthodox Church, and cross themselves after a fashion of their own, they are presumed to be ever ready for revolt. lint these differ ences without a distinction, which in the darker ages made people tear each other to pieces, are powerless now-a-days. Though they may fan the flames when there is other fuel 16 kindle a fire, there is too little combustible element in them to awaken the spark. A third category of circulars, likewise brought to light, is peculiar to the present intrigue, and, indeed, the only feature in it worthy of special notice. The flying sheets of . this latter class touch a serious point in the social condition of the country. To ex plain their purport it w ill be necessary to take a slight retrospect. In the memorable statute of February , 1!) March li), 1861, which an nounced the manumission of the serfs, it was enacted that during a period of nine years after being Ret free the peasantry would not be permitted to leave the land purchased by them with the aid of the Government. Being aware that the ltussian peasant,- although never anything above a ploughman, liked nothing so little as his plough, Government thought it necessary, after the constraint of landlordism had oeasod, to bind him to the soil by a general law. Agriculture in a cold land requires a steady, plodding,' provident race; but the Ilussian moujik does not exoel in . these qualities, being a desultory, clever, and versatile genius an accomplished , pedlar, but a very poor agriculturist. As far back as he is known to history, he has always confined his rustic labors to the modicum enforoed by hungor or compulsion. Before he was a serf he : used to wander about the vast plains of his country, partly because he has a natural Eropensity for seeking the unknown, and oping for the indefinite, rather than making a modest but accurate calculation for the fu ture, and partly because he cultivated his acres' so negligently, and exhausted them so rapidly, that he was compelled ever to look out for fresh fields.: So inveterate were these migratory habits in him that to check them it became eventually necessary to make him a slave. As the nobility were presented with hereditary estates by the Czar, their first en deavor was to keep the peasantry on their property, which otherwise would have had no value whatever. In point of fact, the Ilus sian word for "serf" originally meant nothing more terrible than a permanent resident; al though in the course of time, when the pea sant had once been chained to the clod where he was born, and handed over entirely 4 to the tender mercies of his master, it naturally came to include the more abject signification of slave. These old stories were probably present to the mind of the Czdr w hen he commanded that the peasant for nine years after his liberation should be prohibited from quitting his native village and settling elsewhere. Though his nomadic tendencies were supposed to have been diminished by centuries of involuntary sedentarineas, it was still deemed advisable to guard against any nutoward revival of th old feeling that might be produced by the first flush of recovered liberty. But worse was in store than could have been anticipated. The nine probationary years will expire in a few weeks, and it is certain they have not been sufficient to work the desired result. Throughout tho northern half of the realm. in which agriculture cannot thrive except by diligence and forethought, the peasant, in the interval that has expired since nis emanci pation, has not learnt to work or to relish tho work allotted to him in life. Freed fro sx the daily supervision of his landlord, he has, on the contrary, contracted such slovenly and drunken habits that his fields, never in a very prosperous condition, are now less so than ever. So low has he fallen as a freoman that it will be hard to raise him up again. In the cold climate and on the tingratoiul Hoil of those northern regions nature is slow in mwnnl tVA toil, but prompt to revenge the neglect of the ii unu uarvcnif canned necessitates the slaughter of part of stock. A hick of manure is thi Aiuuuauiuuun. a wau narvest cansHl ninth the live quence, and makes the nevk.mn viU utiii kss. . By this melancholy alternation of cause and effect things have got to such a pass that in large tracts throughout the province alluded to the amount of live stock has' de- kii uuc-ijuj k iu ono-iniru in com parison with what it was in the days of serf dom, the crops experiencing a corresponding' diminution. - In the best Ilussian essays on the subject thit, terrible fact is , provod both py me eviueuue or eyewitnesses and the still ibut all writers that can be cited acrrea in . cl the ancient communisuo pnncii)l r,f Ilussian commune, which wekea all inhabi- ) tants of a village joint proprietors of th lana. MO permit sucu apuncipie to contii i after . the lamlloru naa lost tue right to flog the peasant into inunsiry wan a danger- own experiment, the injudicionsuess of which is fully proved ry me issue, it ls.eany to uudtktiOid that while this pernicious system exists, and the industrious are made to keep the idle, and even to pay taxen and rent for theni. it must be difficult to attain a mode rat degree of prosperity, even had the Ilus sian peasant a liking for his trade, and a little more assiduity and thrift than he at present shows. With the peasants suffer the landed proprietors, who in the prevailing apathy find it no easy matter to hire laborers at the price they can afford to pay. Unless stimulated by excessive wages, a peasant, as a ml in these latter days, works only when driven to extremity. A more, cheering pppe3t is pre sented by the southern half of the country, the excellent soil of which needs no manure, and the Polish provinces (from Wilna right south to Volhynia and the Dneiper), which, by thoir fertility and the personal property principle, are protected against northern calamities. It is the embarrassed condition of the northern peasants, and the confusion likely to ensue should large numbers avail themselves of the right of emigration de volving on them on March iJ, IS 70, that the third category of the above Inflammatory circulars evidently counts upon. Their authors seem to expect that the suffering in habitants of the north will throng to the south, and that, to prevent thelepopulation of one-half of the empire, Government will be obliged to extend the term of nine years, and restrain the wanderers by force. Amid the excitement incident to such a critical junc ture, the conspirators must have hoped to in duce the northern peasantry to claim the lands still in the possession of their former masters. Based on communism as Russian peasant life is, the impoverished people were expected willingly to re-echo such a cry ; while, as to the raising of it by educated men, it is certainly an enormity in itself, but not so un natural, taking all the local circumstances into consideration. If it is a general principle that the less liberal the constitution in a country, the more extreme the radicalism it produces, the Ilussian "Nihilist" is naturally tempted to surpass his more westerly fellow agitators in extravagant ideas. In an age which produces socialists even in London, Paris, and Berlin, the Ilussian enthusiast is liable to develop the worst phase of the disease at St. Petersburg; and how immensely must the intellectual disorder be aggravated in his case by seeing peasant communism all around him. and the wholesale expropriations of the nobility undertaken for political purposes in the Polish provinces of the realm. However, if the malady assumes an acute character in liussia, it is confined to a very limited area. Its victims are only few excitable, ill-advised young men, the rest of the population quietly jogging on in their wonted grooves. If the Government should deem it expedient to keep the peasantry on their soil beyond the term of nine years, they have only to issue a ukase, and it is done. 1 Only should continued laziness reduce ever increasing numbers to extreme poverty, a day may dawn when it will become apparent that education and the right of property are better safeguards than the police. IN8URANOE. INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH All ERICA. Jawtjabt i, mo. INCORPORATED KM. CHARTER I'l-.Kl'ETUAti. CAPITAL.... AH8BX8 , $.7)0,000 -00 , S.TKl.ittFO , 2!.C(HI.0iK)Dfl I.oavM paid since orgmmation Rnceipti ef Premium, 'tif Interest from imeotmenU, KWSt , 1.W1.837-45 . 114.M74 3,l8,KMrifl . l,tUe,&'M Lowes paid, 1869, Jan. 1, 1870. . . ..' BTATKMUNT OK TH R AKSK.TS Pint Mortgages on City Property a76M50-O nuieu mates uoTerninent ana otner ixwn Bonds , Itailrued. Bank, and Canal Stocks l,122,R4-0 0O.7IWOO 347,6'JU'U 82,MHtW 321.M4-W 3067 00 K6,I!U0 lOU.PHOMU 30,000-00 Cah In Bank and Oflioe Imns on Collateral Security .'. Moles Receivable, mostly Marin Premiums. . Accrued Interest frciniums in eourse of transmission fln-ottl- u . - u . Real Kbtate, OUice of Couipaay, Phitadelphia! C2,7H8,U1-UU DIRKOTORS. Arthur O. Coffin. Francis R. Onii. - hiimiiel W. Jones, Jobn A. Krown. , diaries Taylcr, Arolirose Willie, W illiain Welsh, K. Morris Wain, John Mon, (eo. I Harrison, Kriward H. Trotter, Kdward H. Clarke, T. Charlton Henry, Alfred D Jesaup, Louis C Madeira, Chas. W. Cosbman, Clement A. Urisvom, William Brockia. , AKTlM-'R ft. COFFIN, President. CHAK1.K8 1'LATT, Vice-Pres'U MATTVUAirMAWH, Seorotary. C. II. Hckvks, Assistant Secretary. 310 .A. fS 33 TJ it Yi LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. No. 605 BROADWAY, corner of UIcTcmtla Street, Hew York. CASH CAPITAL... - ClSfl,000 SI dMOO deposited with the State of Hew York a security ior pane ooiuers. LKMCKh BANCS, President. GKOKGK KLl.IOrr, Vice-President and Secretary. KMORY McOIJLNTOCK, Actuary. A. E. U. PUBDY, M. P., Medical Examinee rariADBLraiA mxnuuntcxa. 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VARB MVTDAL RAPRTT INsnRAJSCB OMI ANY. Uicorpora4c4 tr tbe LcrtKlaUire of PenBSjlvania, 1838. t Office ontbfart rornr of niTRO and WALNUT -lv.alA.iiuv.i On Vf Mt.ff, Cargo and Pirlgiit to all part a of U war .! i On footla t7 rtfpr. cnal( )aK ami laud carriage to All narta tt thn lliiUn On MercftiDdlM generally; on tJUti-en. Dwellings AiVUDI10 VIV , ASSETS OF THE COMPANY Novemlx-r 1, lt. 1700,000 VnlK-d 8taua Five Per Cent. lxan, t4'D-forHc 21,0O3-eO 100,000 Untied BUUs Hix Per Cent. Ioan (lawful nionc;) 107,700-00 M.000 United Btatea Six rcr Cent. Lean. Ihhi ao.000'00 100,000 Btate of Pennsjlvanla Hix Per Cent. Loan 913,990-00 800,000 City of Philadelphia Hix Per -Cent, Loan (exempt from tax) t S00,WO0 100,00 State of New Jertej Rlx Per Cent. Loan ioa.00000 S0,000 Pennsylvania Railroad Pint Mortgage Six Per Cent, Bomla U,50-00 86,000 reniiHjIvania llBilroart Se . rond mortgage Hix per Cent. Bond M.fWS-OO 20,000 Western Pennsylvania Kail road MoriRspo Mix Per t:eic IiondM (Pennaylvanla Kallniad gnaronu) 30,000-00 80,000 State of Tennessee Kivo Per Cent Loan 10,000 0 7,000 btate of Tennessee Hix Per Cent. Loan ,!70-00 12,000 Penimylvania Hatlrnad Corn pany, 2M) shares stock 14,000-00 ' 8,000 North Pennsylvania Rail road Company, loo snare sto:K; 8,900-01 . 10,000 Philadelphia and Southern . Mall NwaniHlilp Cotu- puny, SO shares stock 7,000-00 246,900 Loans on liond and Mnrt tRfre, first liens on City Properties 2 44, 900-00 11,231,400 Tar. Market Taluc, $i,2a5,0-00 COST. I1.210.U-22-S7. Real Estate &6.000-00 isms Receivable for insurances made... Sxi, 700-70 Kalances due at Agencies : rrtTolums on Marine Polloles, Accrued interest, and otuer acuta duo tno com pany 60,097-98 9,740-30 Btoek, 8np. etc., of Sundry Corpora tions, intimated vauit Cash In Bank. . 1108,318-88 Cash In Drawer 169,29114 11,802,100-04 DIRECTORS. Thomas C. Hand. Samnel E. Stokes, John -. 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P. and ACTUARY HOBATIO 8. 8TKP1IEM8 JSEORJETABT Premiums, interest, etc., up to December 81, 1869.... 1960,235-20 Losses paid during the year f 144,700-00 This la $100,000 less than the - taoles call far. Expenses, commissions, taxes, eiC ; 170,278-37 314,970 87 Net earnings for the year 18(19 f01,200-83 APHETH. United States, State, City and Company Loans, - Ground Rents, Mortgages, Kcal KsUtte, Oittce, Furniture, cash on hand, Cost, 12,947,979-Ki. Market value, $a,0 4,473-04. SOLICITOR. HENRY C TOWNSEND. ' MEPICAI, BXAXIMBR8; ED. HARTSBOKNK, M. 1., No. 1439 Walnut street EDWARD A. PA14E, M. D., No. 1415 Walnut street. In attendance at the Ofllce of the Company from 1 to s P. M., dally. ... a7tf 1829 cnARTKB :pEKPETUAIi FranUin Fire iBsnrance Conipi ' OF PHILADELPHIA. Office, Hot, 435 and 437 CHESNUT St. Assets Jan. I ,'69, $2,677,372" 1 3 CAPITAL ACCRUED S0RPLUS.. PREMIUMS... UNSETTLED CLAIMS,' .'...400,000-0 1,083,028-70 .....1,193,843-43 INCOME FOR 1669, Losses paid since I8290Ter$5Q0,Q30 ' Perpetnal and Temporary Policies oe i Liberal Terme. Tbe Uompanj alao iaanea Polloiee on RenU of Boiidinas Of all kindifcOronBd Ueuta, and UorMcaaea. . duucctqrs. Alfred G. Baker, ttamnei umi. Tbomae Bparka, . I Tbomaa B. Hina. uviaa. I OnataTDi B. BsnaoB. w... .i AWTliro G. BAKJCR, Preaidenl r - - - OKOROM KALKS, VkM-Preatdent, JAB. W. MOATXIHTKIl, Keoretarf. TUKOlKlKJt at. KKlilUi. Aaauttant reretair. 89 F AUK INSURANCE COMPANY. '' 'Ve. 909 OHIBWDT Street, - - I INOORPOBATRD 1HM. OHARTRR PBRPETUALi i CAPITAL, J0X0. j FIRR INBURANOE KXOLUSIYKLY. Ininre saainat Lua or Damace br l ire either by Pet ' . I. i yetoat or Temporary rouoiea, Cnarles Klcbardaoa, Robert Fe 'earea. WilUaa n. Ainawa. WilUiun M. fittitert, John Renter, Jr lid ward H. Ome, tlbarlea titnkaa, Jobn W. KTermaa, " ' . Mordeoai Biuby. , . , Jobn . "HiMi OUARLKS RIOUAROHON, Preaidena, WILLIAM U. H1UWB. Ylee-PTeaident. WnXiAMS L Blamchaju). Beoretary. 1 ii rpiLE PENNSYLVANIA' FIRE LN8TJRANCJ Incorporated 1HJ6 Charter Perpetnal. Ko. 810 VAIJiOt btreet, opposite lndeeea4enoe Sonarl Tbla Company, favorabry known to the oommanitw f0 oer forty yar, ooDtlnnre to inanre aninat low ordana ue bl "are on Public or Private BullXnnJelthef perma lietnf JI Or IU f IllU'tre) wuivji west uiturcjL BUM t.A.Lri.. nrt MrrchBdiM xeneraily, en Uboral u,rT "Vh-ir t).ulUlW with Urge Borplns la to otter to tbe lnaored aa nadoubtea Seeaxitf in tbe eaef afiosa, ... ,, iibo aA r - - Daniel Rmttb, Jr.. I J?bn Deverenx, t Alexander Benson, ! Thomas Buutb, . Isaac liai-.teherat, , ,f yt V1!7i1Lbw' ... , Tbom- iW,,,,, rfUSir Frl ' WM. O. C3BOWKIX. Beoretary. - tHJt 1 THE ENTERPRISE IN8URANCE CO. OF . FBU.ADKLFH1A. . UiticsS.S' corner of KOI RT1J and WATJTTJT Strsot umctn.f1KK j,,,,, EX()UJMVK , ' ' PKRPKTCAL AND 1 KHM POL1UIK8 1HSUED. CAbli Capital (paid Bp la full)..,..,,..,., $muUUD0 task AeeeU, Jmm. 1, IH70 83-A4,303'X9 DlHKCl'OBS. , F. lUtebford Btanc, lHalliro r ra'".. . Jobn M. Atwocd. enj. T. 1 redick. J. i.iiaMtoa Fnincsr. James 1. .UUghora. v ui. rviianon. tWle. W barter, t.eorge a. o Joim H. Brown. ta4J,8o.I?v4?- r. nAivfii' w"" "'"", ramiueni. THOMAH H. VONW.OMKKVS Vice-Presidont. ALKX W. tVIKTFK. Surelry. JACOB K. Pti i-rUi, Assistant Eecretary PROPOSALS. ' 1H(tmATFrblt BTAMI'KI) ENVeIOIEM ANO WKAl lKilS. y. . , Tovr omm rutrinnmrr, 1 January 10, lw70.f rVKl PmpoKfila will be rflvrd enUI I P. M. on the 1st rtHy of MAHCll, 1870, for furnlnhlnf all the "8tniH( KnveloiM-a"' and "Newspnfior Wrap pers" which Oils Department may require during a iieiimt of four years, oommencing 1st of July, 1810, via.; STAMPED KNVKLOPK8. No. l. Note sine, x. by 4X luchea, of white pancr. No. J. Ordinary letter si, II US by B'i Inches, of white, bnff, catisry, or creain coiored paper, or in such proportion of either aa tuny be reitilied. No. a. Fun imtter slate (nnrnmmert en fWrp, for elrotilars). 8 V by 6i iiw 1ms, of tbe am colors M No. S, and under a like condition as to tho propor tion of each. No. 4. Full letter sire, ay by Vf tnrhaf 'Of same colors as No. 9, ami under a like eotxliVKiu as to the proportion of each. No. 5. Extra letter Rise (ungnrnmed on Cap, for clrcnlnra), 8)tf by 6!h Inches, of Mune colors na No. i, and under a like condition aa to the proportion of each. No. .. Extra letter sir.e, 1 by 6.V Inches, of same colors as No. and nudcr a fUte condition as to llio proportion of each. - No. 7. onic.lal fclr.e, 1 bv inches, of same colors as No. 9, and under a like conojtlon as to tho proportion of each. No. ;8. Extra official klEe, 4,' by Inrhits, of same colors as No. 9, and under a like conilltlon as to the proportion of each. NKWBPAPKIt WRAPrKUH, f tiy 9)rf luclics, of bull or manllla paper. All the above envelopes and wiHpiwrs to be em boosed with postsau stumps of such denominations, Styles, and colors, and to bear snch printing on tno fnce, and to be made In the most thorough manner, of psner of approved nnsllty, mantifa!tnred specially for the purpose, with such water marks or other do vlces to prevent Imitation as tbe Pogtmstttor-Uenoral may direct. The envelopes to be thoronghly and perfectly rnmmed, the gumming on the nap of each (except for circulars) to be put on not Iohh than half an inch in width the entire length. The wrappers to lie gummed not less than three-fourths of aa Inch In width scroM the end. All envelopes and wrappers must be banded In parcels of twenty-five, . and packed In strong pasteboard or straw boxes, each to contain not lex than two hundred and urty of the letter or extra letter size, aud one hundred each of tho otll cial or extra oftlcisl slw, separately. The news paper wrappers to be packed In boxes to contain not less than two hundred and fury each. The boxes are to be wrsppinl and scaled, or securely fastened In strong manllla paper, so aa to safely bear trauHpoitation by mall for delivery to fxMtmastei-H. When two thousand or more envel opes are required to fill tho order of a pout master, tbe straw or pastebotird boxes containing uie same mnst be packed In strong wooibm cases, well strapped with hoop-Iron, and addressed; but when less than two thousand are required, proper labels of direction, to lie furnished bv an agent of the Department, nnwt he placed upon each package by tno couinu-.tor. wooden oases, oou tattling envelopes or wrappers to be transported by water routes, mum bo provided with suitable water-prootlng. The whole to be done under the inspection and direction of an agent of the Department. The envelopes and wrappers mnst be furnished and delivered with all reasonable deHpatch, complete in all respects, ready for uso. and In such nuautitlea ss may be required to All tbe daily orders of post masters; the deliveries to bo made either at the Post Office Department, WaHhtngton, D. C. or at the office of an agent duly authorized to Inspect and re ceive the same: the place ef delivery to be at the option of the PoHtmaKter-Oencral, and the cost of delivering as well sb all expense of packing, ad dressing, laiiellng, and water-proofing, to be paid by toe contractor. Bidders are notified that the Department will re quire, as a condition oi the contract .that tho en vt-lopes and wrappers shall be manufactured and stored In such manner as to ensure security against loss by fire or theft. The manufactory must at all times be subject to the inspection of an agsnt of the Department, wno win require the stipulations of the contract to be faithfully observed. Tbe dies for embossing the postage scamps on the envelopes and wrappers are to be executed to the satisfaction of the Postmaster-General, In the best styie. anu tney are to oe provided, renewed, and kept In order at the expense of the contractor. The department reserves the right of requiring new dies for any stamps, or denominations of stamps not now nsed, and any changes of dies or colon shall be made without extra charge. Specimens or the stamped envelopes and wrap pers now In use may be seen at any of the principal post offices, but these specimens are not to be re garded as the style and quality axed by the depart ment as a standard for the new contract; bidders are therefore invited to submit samples of other and different qualities and styles, Including the paper proposed aa well as the manufactured en velopes, wrappers, and boxes, and make their bids accordingly. The contract will be awarded to the bidder whose proposal, although It be not the lowest, la con sidered most advantageous to the Department, taking Into account the prices, quality of the sam ples, workmanship, and the sufficiency and ability of the bidder to manufacture and deliver the 'envelopes and wrappers in accordance with the terms of this advertisement : and no proposal will be considered anless accompanied by a sufficient and satisfactory guarantee. The Postmaster-tiene-ral also reserves the right to reject any and all bids, If in bis Judgment the interests of the Government require Ik Before closing a contract the successful bidder may be required to prepare new dies, and submit Impressions thereof. 1Kb frb of thi pkbsent Diva MAY OK MAT MT BR OONTINIIKD. - Bonds, with approved and sufficient sureties, hi the sum or fjoo.ooo, will be required for the faithful performance or the contract, as required by the seventeenth section of the act of Congress, approved the 16th of August, lota, and payments under said contract will be made quarterly, after proper ad justment of accounts. ' .. The Postmaster-General reserves to himself the right to annul the contract whenever the same, or any part thereof, is offered for sale for tho purpose of speculation; and under no circumstances will a transfer oi the contract be allowed or sanctioned to any party who shall be. in the opinion of the Postmasier-Oeneral, less able to fulfill the condi tions thereof than the original contractor. The rlcht Is also reserved to annul the contract for a failure to perform faithfully any ef Its stipulations. 1 The number of envelopes of different sizes, and of . wrappers issued to postmasters aunng tne nscai year ' ended June 30, 1869, was as follows, via. : No, 1. Note size 1,114,000. ' No. Ordinary letter size; (not heretofore nsed). No. t. Full letter size, (ungnmmed, for circulars) 4,160,000. , No. 4. Full letter slee 87,867,600. No. b. Ex U a letter size, (ungummcd, for circulars,' 848,600. No. & Extra letter size 4,204,500. No. 7. Official size 004,660. No. 8. Bxtia official size 1700, , W rappers a,W)o,96u.. . BMs should be securely enveloped and sealed, marked "Proposals for Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers," and addressed to tne Third Assistant Postmaster-General, Post Office Depatluent, Wash lngtou, IX C j ORESWKLL, 1 11 eodtMl Postmaster General. ; OFFICE OF TUB SOUTH STREET BRIDGE COMMIbSION. So. SI & FIFTH Btreefc ; Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1870. Bealcd Proposals for erecting a bridre over tbe river Schuylkill at bomb street will be received at the otttoe of i tbe nimission, in tbe Department of surveys, No. 214; B. HUH Btieet, until 11 o'elotk at. of the F1K.ST DAY' OF MARCH, mil, IJor the coutrnctin of a wroujtQW iron drawbridge, witn Mnrphy'a modiUcation of the Pratt, trass. To have oaat-iion piers in river,and stone abt-f mente, with approaches of reUinlna- walla; arches ofl brisk, and iron I girders, as described In the soeoifloaJ tion. Tbe entire leairtb U strnotoro to be 8419 foetj tbe trans spans to be Ika feet each, with pivot draw, giving an opening of Tt feet oat each aide. , Tbe proposal to be for an aggregate bid, to be ac companied by a bond with two approved sureties to an amount of SoO.WJO. Fifteen Per cent, to be retained aa the work proeeeda, until tbe same. Inclusive of the DM1,000 noted in bond, shall amount to fifteen pee, OVUH. P. w.".". piv,, MHI HUllill UW VU1I.U, etu all mates wiu do paia in inu. Plans mar be seen and specifications obtained the otboe of the Commission on and after the aVth ii Ui In. BtjLnL. . MnaKN a. iiROPRinr. laottunt " rresidentof tne Commission. M B K K 10 a 4 BOM SOUTEWAKK FOUNDRY, t Ha 430 WASHINGTON AVKNI7K, Philadelphia. WIIXIAX WRIGHT'S PATENT TAKIABXJ3 CUT-OFF STEAM ENGINE Reiulated by the Governor., MltimiCK'S SAFETY E0IST1NQ mIcUINB, Patented Jane, 1868. - DAVID JOT'S PATENT VAXVEUSSS STEAM HAMMER D M WRflTON'S j PATENT BKLF-CENTKK1NG, BEI.F-BALANCTNO CENTRIFUGAL bUUAH-DltAlNlNU MACHINE, AMD HYDRO EXTRACTOK For Cotton or Woolen Manafaotnrera, 1 )0 mwt a. vaIkea siwuik. wTxjjAaf B. ansjuca. PROPOSALS. OVKHJK OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR h ii u w .i . , i. ininr in iii'ii tiiund rniLAPKl.i Hli, Jan. 17, 1HT0. fiKAI.f.n PltfimSAIJ will be r.Hi-lTe.1 for the following work snd msteriiils required In the execu tion of the WALNUT Street portion of the PUBLIO BUI.D1MJH, to wltt 1 rorsll the excavations, Including the trenohew for the fotinital tina I'ha tir'eM til friA atarMl iu. cubic yaro, which is to cover all digging, hauling way vhh surplus eartn, snd cutting down and r- mOVUIfi? Whatever trsviu mua fiina In IIia wa AT 1 1.- excavatlons, without e!ra meaeurcmcnt orailow- For taking down thn terrarut vatt etMntn thai bricks, and piling them tip adjacent to th building", wamguuwn tun iron railings, me gat piers, the coping of tlio wall and tho Blcns. and .unnn.tin them on the grounds, aud removing all the rubbish "" 'ii iy tno iwiift, 'l nn price for this poitkiu of tho work to be stated fit pro. For concreting the entire foundation of the build ings with small broken atone, and cement, mortar, and grout- In conformity with tho anei'in.-etmn. Tie depth of the coDiTt-te to lie (Hr fret, and the mivru uiuiensicns to conform to the plans. Tbsx price to be noted per cubic foot, aud to include aa materials ami labor. . For furnishing and delivering large-size, bultillng' stone, the price to lie kt uteri per perch of tt culm; fect, measured In the walls. Also, for Select build Ing stone, averaging 8 by b feet, anil Ir.nu 11 w ia Inches thick ; Hie price fur the same to be maunl pur cubic foot, d llvered on the ground. . , For building all the cellar walls, aud the outside walls of the basement story, as high as the level line of the pavement, according to tho nians and specifications. The prico to bo stated pr perch on Sii cubic feet, laid in the walls, without extra mea surement, and to Include all labor and ail material except stone. The contract or contract will be awarded to the" best and tbe lowest, bidder or bidden, who will be required to give approved security for tho faithful performance of the same. -. The plans and specifications may be seen at the office of the Architect, Mr. JOHN McAKTUUK, Jr.. No. MB S. SIXTH Street. The proposals to be sealed and endorsed 'Tro posals for Public Bolldliigs," and addressed t JAMES V. WATSON, Chairman of tho Committee on Contracts, and to lie left at the office of the Corai mlssloncn of Public Buildings, in the new Court House, SIXTH Street, below Chesnttt, on the 14th day of February next ensuing, between the hours of 11 and 13 o'clock A. M., at which time the bide will be openen, in the presence of inch bidders aa may wish to attend. , By order of the Committee on Contracts. liawfmllt 11. C. rUGH, Secretary. GOVERNMENT SALES 4 I CTION SAI.K OK MEDICINES. I.TSTRtV AND CONUKMNKI) ilfllITA f J MKNTS AMhlKTAhT MCllirAI. PlTlTKVOK'S OKFK.TI, 1 Wahhimiton, 1). C, Feb. 7, 1870. f ' Mill be offered at publio sale, In this city, at Judiciary Square Depot, K street, between Fourth and Fifth, on TUESDAY, the bth day of March, 1S70, at 10 A. M., a large quantity or Hospital Proper ty which has been in use, embracing surgical and dental Instruments, bedding and clothing, iron bed steads, stoves, chairs, tables, nre hose, cooking utensils, dnrms, old band Instruments, wooden and leather buckets, medicine and mess chests, tin cups, desks, brooms, scales ami weights, deir plates, books, clocks, coffee boilers, iron bars aud Inch water pipe, etc., etc Also, a considerable quantity and variety of medicines, In fair order; hospital stores, beef ex tract, etc, etc. Also, two covered wagons, new an! in snperior order. Terms cnsiu A deposit at time of sale will be re quired. All goods purchased must be removed within four (4) days, after which date no responsi bility for them will be assumed at this office. Catalogues ready by the 1st of March. C. SUTHERLAND, . Assistant Medical Purveyor, Brevet Colonel 17. 8. Army. 8 7t OLOTHS, OASSIMERES. ETO. JAMES A H U C E R, Successors to JAMES A LEE, Tio, II Worth NUCOINl) Street, Sign of the Golden Lamb, 1 " 1 ' Are now closing out their entire stock of "W inter Good n, Consisting of CLOTHS, CAS8IMERES, TEST INGS, etc, of the best makes and finest texture,, which they are selling far below Importers' prices, preparatory to the reception of their SPRING STOCK OF GOODS. 3 us mws , WANTS. !88 9SSQS3SSU S TO TUB WORKINO OLASH.-We are now pre pared to furnish all classes with constant employ nient at home, tbe whole of the time or for she spare moments, business new, light, and profitable. Persona of either sex easily earn from 6Ue. to ti per evening-, and a proportional snm by devoting their whole time to tbe bntiinesa. Boys and gir a earn nearly aa much as men. That, all wbo see this notice may send tbnlr address, and test tbe business, we mske this unparalleled offer; To snch aa are not well satisfied, we will aend 41 to pay for the trouble of writing. 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FIFTH STREET (Two doors oelovr Chesnut street), ; :' . E STABLI8HED 1 .' -;' ' The sale of Revenue Stamps is still contluned af tho Old-Establlshed Agcnclce. ' ' , The stock eomptisei every denomination printed by the Government, and having at ail times a large anpply, we are enabled to All and forward (by Mall or Express) all orders, ImmoUuttclj upon receipt, a matter of great Importance '' Tnited States Notes, National Bank Notes, Trrarts on Philadelphia, and Post Oinoe Orders received la payment. " '. i ' Any information regarding the decisions ! of tbe Commissioner of Internal Revenue cheerfully ami gratuitously furnished, r . , ( . .Revenue Stamps printed apon Drafts, Cbecl Receipts, etc , - The following rates of commliurion are allowed ' Rtambs and SUtmned PuDer: t ' On I'iS and upwards. . . . .1 per 1 loo " a j .iWri " .............vv 4i . f Address all orders, etc., to STAMP AGENCY", ' , ' NO. 804 CHESNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. . T. KAB-TOW. J. w'm a urw 1? A H TO IV ITf c OT A II O X, A-J shmkh a urn vunvtnsior MMHCBAjfrs, Wo. II. I'll'" l ies BLir, new ror. i No. IN r4UTH WHARVK8, Philadelphia, Mo. 46 W. PKATT Street, Baltimore, We are prepared to ship every description of Freight to Philadelphia, New Yoik, Wilmington, and intermediate 1 1 mis with promptnens and despatch. Canal Duals and t tsani tugs luriualied at the simrtsst ootive. t