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THE DAILY EVENING TELKGK API! PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 1G, 1870.
3 NEW. VTTMMtatL'X. Vtty A(lnlr. Al a jpf'liaf of the Uuil.ling Committee of tbeJKVi ""y Almshouse, having in charge the couteuijilrtU'd extension and enlargement of tbe premises, tbe following plan wm r comnieiiued: The adlitious are to be male on tbe southwestern Hide of the ruain build ings; tbe -xteiiKion to ho 1 US feet long by M) ide, threw stories hiph; the neon 1 fl tot Wing made level with the floor of tbe pre sent building. The first aud secon 1 stories ill bt 13 feet 1 inches froui top to top, aud the third story to be 12 feet G iunhes clear. All the exterior walla of the baiMitig, from the bottoVu -of the cellar to the level of the main cornice, will be constructed of good jnarry stone From the ground line to the tape course, the exterior will be finished in broken range work, pointed off, the stone to be f roni Lieper'fl or Fairmouut quarries; all above tho base to be laid for rough-easting. The base-course, second-story floor course, entrance steps, sills, and door pieces, will be cut stone from the Lieper or Port Deposit quarries. The flues for ventilation to bo neatly topped out above the roof with straight, bard brick, laid with cement, and capped with North river flig, with dressed edges thTce inches thick and four riches projection. The sitting roo-jis on the first story will have arched floors in single rings of hard bricks. The ftttirfi from the cellar will be of cast iron and fiitirtly iue-proof. The TOwfs will be over laid witU the best charcoal tin, standing yioove, painted on both sides. The outside of tho buildings from the base course to th9 roof sro to be rough ca-tt, and made to corre spond with the present building. It is in tended that tho extensions of tho Almshouse shall bo erected nbst,intia'.ly, complete, and with tbe bet skill of the contractor. Tho work will b eoumieneed iu n, few days, and p ished forward to completion as fast as pro priety will admit of it. Proposals will soon bo i.sned for bids for the erection of the new buildings. The llcpublicans of tho Fifth Congres sional District, composed of a portion of Philadelphia and Bucks county, met at Doylef-town vesterday to nominate a candi date to represent that district in Congress. Mr. IT. A. Williams, of Bucks couuty, aotod us President, and Mr. E. It. Doler, of tho Twenty-third ward, and Mr. Jonathan Davis, of Bucks county, as Secretiries. On pro ceeding to ballot, tho following result was reached: Alfred C. llarmcr ...".' Joshua T. Owen r J. 15. Newhall .5 On motion, it was agreed that Mr.- llar rner's nomination be made unanimous. Last evening an affray occurred at O.ik dale Park, in which three men were shot, said to have been done by tbe bartender. One of the men wounded whs Joseph Jviker, twenty three years old, driver of ono of the prison vans, who received a ball in tho stomach, running, it was believed, a fatal wound. ll-t resides in Seventh street, near Jleetler, and is married. Ono of tho other woundad men is named Nells, a victualler, residing in Meat ier street. The name of the other man was not known to our informant. Nells was said to have two balls in his body, and to bo badly wounded. On the part of the bartender, tho fdlegation is that he was attacked and fired in self-defense. Joseph Kikor was removed to Lis residence. From some canso which is yet unknown Iho Btmdler of the two drydooks at the Navy Yard sank to tho bottom of tho Delaware about :i o'clock yesterday morning, incurring R loss to the United States Government of abont $10,0X). John L. Smith, a member of the Phila delphia Hose Company, who was injured at tho burning of tbe Philadelphia Sugar Ito linexy, died at the Hospital yesterday. Uoinetitlc Aflat. Gold closed yesterday at 117. Tho Kansas Pacific Railroad was com pleted yesterday. A child of fourteen is at present en trial for murder in Reading. President Grant did not return to Wash ington yesterday as expected. General Spinner has so far recovered from Lis indisposition that he was attending to business yesterday. Hon. Hiram Walbridge is spoken of by prominent Republicans in Washington for Secretary of State, in case Mr. Fish should retire. Yesterday a Washington judge dirsctod a warrant to be issued for tho arrest of Re presentative R. II. Butler, on the charge of forgery. A clue to tho Nathan mystery is believed to have been obtained by the New York police, and an arrest is said to have been made, although even the name of the prisoner is withheld. There is no truth in the statement that the President is unfavorable to the nomina tion of Horace Greeley for Governor of New York. On tho contrary he is decidedly fa vorable to the movement. TEE WAR. , LAST NICUT'M DESPATCHES. France f Expert no Aid Cram Denmark er Italy A Kevolotlanary Conspiracy la Pari Tbe French teuflerloar from Hunger Large Frukitlan KelnforeemeutB. London, August 15. Special to the New York Herald. A special dispatch was re reived here to-day from Forbach, which says that the French, while retreating to the west side of the Moselle, were attacked by the Prussians of General Steinmetz. Tbe French were thrown into great confusion, and after a gallant stand, were routed by the Prussians. The slaughter was great. A dispatch received from Carlsruhe says the Prussians now oc cupy Muhlhausen and Begancon. One hun dred thousand of the landwehr are crossing the frontier. A special correspondent telegraphs Monday noon, from Luxemburg, that tho sound of can non from Metz has been heard all the morning. Orders have been issued to stop all trains to Metz or Saarbruck. No communication by the road ia permitted. The correspondent describes an interview with Bismarck at Mayence. Bismarck sid, 'We are much obliged to the French for leaving us time to get the whole army on the iimne ana tiience to tne frontier. In a few days work will begin." Speaking of the Ger mans in America, Bismarck acknowledged in warm terms the sympathy expressed there. Loudon, August 15. Special to the New York Tribune. Our special correspondent writes from Chalons onJFriday that all trains except military have been stopped. Canrohort is back from Paris and has gone to Metz, fol lowing his corps. The military trains are en cumbered with enormous quantities of ofiicers' baggage, and the support trains are delayed. Three trains have arrived from Metz, filled with the Emperor's personal eutfit, carriages, cooks, beds, t )fas and other luxuries. The soldiers in the meantime are on half rations. Paris, Aug. 15. The fluvial reports that Victor Emanuel wrote a long letter to Napoleon, saying: 'I gave you my word, and urn ready to keep It; but I must tell you, should I leave Italy I m iv never re-enter it." Tho l.laaloi adds: ''The Emperor released the King from his promise." The JVfMe gives up all hopes of armed assistance from Italy, where tho GaribaHian are doing everything in their power to turn the minds of the people against the. nations which so chivalrously aided them in their hoir of need. , Advices from Rome represent that tho soldiers of the Legion d'ntilles are anxious to join the armus of France. Tho French residents are much affected by the news of reverses, but clerical authorities and pirtisios of tbe Pope seem to rejoice, and flock to tha new Prussian legation, where they are received with unusual favor. The press in oil parts of France resolutely denounce all overtures for peace until the Prussians are driven from the soil. The Cavl'iiH says Drouyn de L'lluys lus been offered by the Empress regent the post of ambassador at Vienna. The Journal Ojflclrl reports the arrest on the highway of an individual in whose hoise were found a quantity of poignards and re volvers, of large calibre, and ammunition. He was followed, night before last, to an iso'mte 1 house in the neighborhood of the fortifki tiotis, w here were found a list of names, a number of red U igs different rallying sig nals a descripaion of the troops ocenpjin tho forts surrounding the capital, and the carte de visitc 6f a person in the service of the sovereign now at war with Franco. On the afternoon of yesfeiday, ab jut four o'clock, a hand of from sixty to eighty men, all errned with revolvers and polgn.irds of ex actly the same model as those previously seized, attacked an engine house on boulevard Villette. They assaulted the guard with daggers and revo'vers. One of tho ollicers rezeiv.jd a wound in the breast, and a fireman was very seriously wounded by three ballots. Four guns kept at the station were carried away. Policen.cn of the nineteenth arrondissement, who ran to their aid, also received a volley. One fell instantly dead, and othvrs were se riously wounded. The physicians think there is little hopefor the recovery of two of thjin. A little girl was also killed by a stray ball from a revolver. The police, led by their olKcers, under or ders of the commissary of police, arrested immediately tho ringleader and four, accom plices. The population co-operated, and full of enthusiasm, proceeded of its own accord to make other arrests. Tho gun3 taken from the firemen have been retaken. Weapons abandoned by the insurgents havo also been seized. A cail to arms having been sponta neously made in the quartier, a goodly num ber of the national guard were got together, who, with the aid of citizens, contributed to ward the re-establishment of order. A squadron and a company of the guard of Paris, which immediately arrived, was hailed with warm acclamation The cornimss.iry and agents of police have made gr jat efforts to protect from public indignation the individuals under arrest. They number about fifty in all. They were imprisoned in the department of the prefecture. During the evening two persons were also taken there, whom a student pointed out on boulevard Saint Michael. They carried dag pers identical to those seized on boulevard Villette. They offered resistance on being taken and refused to answer, at first, questions put to them. After five o'clock boulevard Villette lesumed its usual quiet. A crowd of f rom "000 to 4000 persons continued to search for the rioters and manifested the highest indig nation. At quarter past six other parties made an attack on the sentries of the same station. Two were arrested by the national guard and were locked up in the barracks. The rioters will be brought before a court-martial to day. Tho Empress has sent a letter of con dolence and aid to the parents of the girl who was killed. London, August 15. Special to the New York Tribune. A correspondent telegraphs from Luxemburg this afternoon that the lino to Metz is again open. Large parties belong ing to the society for relieving the wounded are passing through to the front. righting lastea tins morning from lour o'clock until nine o'clock. A correspondent with the German army writes, that since the battle at Weisseuburg numbers of prisoners have been captured daily. Many also have fled to the woods and villages, and are compelled from hunger to surrender. The country is exhausted, and the population almost famished. Even the German soldiers lacked bread for ono day. The people are bitterly hostile and cruel. Twenty peasants have been shot by court martial for mutilating and murdering the wounded. A member of the court gives me some par ticulars. Protestant Bisters of charity testified that one peasant near them hacked a wounded Bavarian to. pieces with a scythe, and his son cut another wounded man's throat. Even members of the sanitary corps, distinguished by a red cross on a white ground, were killed by shots from houses. Great numbers of troops continue to arrive from all parts of Ger many. A special correspondent writes from Man heim on Thursday that, notwithstanding the Germans numerical superiority, preparations continue without cessation. Military trains are pushing steadily onward, and regiments pass through here daily. Baden soldiers are as enthusiastic as the Prussians. The second line of the German army is now moving forward to support tbe first. Until to-day this second line, especially on tho left flank, hardly existed, all efforts going to strengthen the first line. Not until the first line was complete did the second begin to take position. It is now completely formed and placed, composed almost wholly of Prussian troops, and is perhaps even a better army than the first. Trains filled with wounded and pris oners are continually arriving. Superstition of Alaska Indians. A, cor respondent of the Ban Francisco Bulletin writes as follows from Sitka: "It may be unknown to your readers that the Indians of some portions of this territory have been in the habit of sacrificing the life of one or more slaves on the death of any of their chiefs or medicine men. This custom is based on the supposition that in their spirit land the services of such slaves are neces sary to the comfort and well-being of the departed, and to avoid tne trouble of employ. ing such in that happy hunting-ground they despatch one of bis human chattells at the seme moment the spirit of the warrior chief takes its upward flight. An instanoe of this occurred here three weeks ago. About ten o'clock at night the sentinel on the palisade gate, leading to Indiantown, was attraoted uy me wiuiuik vrv ui buubw , iu quiring the cause of her distress, she tave Lim to understand that her son was then tied np, preparatory to being stabbed the nsnalmode of despatching theiu for thepnrpoee above mentioned. I he com- roandant of tbe post was notified, and an officer was sent to rt'sc1'' 'he in'ended vicMm of. such barbarity. 'n tne Hi r-r n arrival a strange sight pres ed itself. On a bd lay the dying chief; au intelligent-looking buy of ton or twelve years of age, bound hind and foot, looked the incarnation of despair; around Lim with drawn knives stood the rela tives of the dying man, at whoso signal they wonld be buried in the vitals of the trembling f'ontb. The sombre f;loom of the apartment, it up fitfully by the smouldering fire, the wild, unearthly sound of the tin-tin., and the wailing death cry of the tribe outside the bouse, made np a pietnre to be appreciated niily by a witness of Iho scene. Ton o.Ti wr jmtuediiitcly reloaded the boy And bronght, him to the garrison, where he was kept until the family of the departed warrior promised iiot to molest biro in future. Thin has hen the second instance of tho kind occurring hue since our occupation of the territory. MARINE TELEGRAPH. for additional Marine Seiee see Mrt ALMANAC FOR FIIlLADELPHlATlitS DAY. fCN Ribbs 911 Moon Kiss. 9-si .Sl'N bKTS 6t7 HlOH WATKB.. 4 Ji PHILADELPHIA BOAKP OF TRADJB. Thomas O. IIikhi, sin, ) KM AN, Cl ND, J viiius. j. ugm Tboxtas C. Hani oHnTEorTas Mo. ru NtlVKIKNlS (IK M EAN MTEA.tlStllPN FOU AMERICA. (ttyof Cork....I.tverpool New York -Tn'v gld(n Liverpool . . . .New York Jniy UriiuiitilR (Jla(ow New York... . 4..Jiiiy I'HMtniiiv. . .. Lomloii New oi )il? Winchester.... Aflpm wall... New York .Taiy Ivi.tr.ntk Liverpool New York July Arizona. Aspluwall. ..New York .Vijr. Nevada I .Iverpool .... New York Auk. Helvetia. Liverpool. ...New York Aug. Caledonia Ulawrow New York Aug. Kon Kunova. Idaho ..New York. ..Liverpool Anr. Chlim New Y'ork. ..Liverpool Auk. Tripoli New Y'ork. ..Liverpool A'ip. Palmvra New York. . .Liverpool Auk. JSt. Laurent. . ..New York. ..Havre ....An. Kuropa New Yom. ..Glafrfw Auk. The ;ueon New York. ..Liverpool auk. C.of Brussels.. New York... Liverpool Aug. Col Baltimore. New York... Liverpool via 11. auk. Nevmiu New Yort. ..Liverpool Auk. Deiiniiirk New Y'ork. . .Havre Aui. ParnKiiay New Y'ork. . .London Ans Helvetia New York. .. Liverpool Auk. India New York ...Glasgow Auir. io1 Woh'ton.New Y'ork. . .Liverpool.. Aug. Colorado. New York. ..Liverpool Auir. . COASTWISE, UOMKHTIO, ETP . Pioneer.... . . . Philadelphia. WIlru'jrton.N.C. Aug. Missouri New York ...Havana Auk. J.W. Kvemian.Pnlladelphla. Charleston.. . f a Auk. Ya.oo Philadelphia. New Orleaus...AiiK. Aw.onn New York. . .Aspluwall. . . Anj. City of Merlda..New Y'ork. ..Vera Cruz, etc.. ivuir. Wyoming. Philadelphia.Savannah Aujr. Salvor. Philadelphia. Charleston AnK. 2) M 21 30 :U 3l i 3 3 il 17 IT 14 18 VI) 'i't 20 20 21 24 24 27 27 27 87 81 17 IS 19 SO 20 2') I) 2il Malls are forwarded oy every steamer in the regu lar lines. The steamers for or from Liverpool call at yueenstown, except the Canadian line, which rail at Londonderry. The stenmers lor or from tho Coatl i cEt call at Southampton. CLRARSn YEbTKIOMY. Pteanier.T. S. Shrlver, WeMi, Baltimore, ..(iroves,.)r. Kt'r Bristol. Wallace, New York, W. P. Clyde Co. Sehr L. A. Johnson, Mahlman, Portland, Grasff, Itotherrael & l". Tne Hudson, Nicholson, Baltimore, with a tow of linru-eR to W. P. Clyde & Co. Tog G. B. Hutchlns, Davis, Hnvre-de-Graoe, with a tow of barges to w. f. ciyae a co. ARRIVED YESTERDAY. Steamship Volunteer, Jones, 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to John F. Ohl. - stoainsnip vt niriwina, Mierraan, nonrs irom Providence, with indse. to D. 8. Stetson & Co. Steamship liavm iieeves, Tempie, ut nours rrom Noilolk. with lumber to Chas. U aslant & Co. Steamship Norfolk, j'latt: rrom uiciimowi via Norfolk, with mdse. aud poaaenger? to W. V. Clyde & Co. Kteamer Norman, Mckerson, 45 hours from Boston. with mdse. ana passengers to ii. liisor at uo. I'ai- sensers: Messrs. E. Boone, K. c tannine, Vhp lln and son, Charles Steadman, U. Sharp. J. p ouor, L. Guruev. M. Homer, u. Bouuner, u. w. Mason. .1. F. Bennett, N. a. lawor ana wire, a. .loues aud wife, N. DavlR, W. Aires and wife, I)r. Hens in, C. K. Perkins, W. K. Bray ana wire, Miss Llz.ie K. Bray. Mr. Gooda 1, Mrs. E. D. Ayres, Air. C. II. Phil lips, Mr. J. C. F'anks. Mr. J. BlifS, Mrs. N. Davis, Mr. S. Packard, Mr. T. B Summers, Mr. MoOreary, Mr. Corr os, Mr. w iiiiam 'i nacener, ana wr. ni. Wm nard. Below the Ledge LEht, saw brlir C. V. Wil- liauis, BChr Lena Hunter, and brig unknown, bound un. Oil Chester, senr tr. it. uairn. nouna nn. Steamer new lorn, uuuew, imm ueorgeiown and Alexandria, with ninse. to w. l. uiyae t Co. Steamer Beverly, fierce, 24 nours rrom now York. with mdse. to W. P. Clyde & Co. hteamer Fannie, Fenton,24 nours from New Yor. TVllll IXIllBC. IA 1 . Ail. wnim w vl. V. M..n . K' Ht lt.lrl tt Steamer Mars, Gruniley, 24 hours from New York. With mdse. to W. M. Balrd & Co. Steamer W. C. Plerrepont, Shropshire, 24 hours from New York, with mde. to W. XI. Halrd St Co. steamer js. c. uiuuie, Aicuue, irom uiuumonu ana Norfo k. with mdse. to w. v. uiyae a co. TuirTnoB. jeuemon. Alien, mm Baltimore, witn a tow or narges to w. tr. ijtyae a. uo. Tuir Falrv C-ueen. wnson, rrom iavre-ae-urice. With a tow or Dargea to w.- r. uyue a, vu, Correspondence of The Evening Teleyravh. , r-,m. . b m a t v .T 1 r w r fill it m. iATUP a, nciiAUun a jduxjUBiIiti. New York OpricK, Aug. 15 Four barges leave In tow to-night, tor Baltimore, ugnt. inn- bartres leave in tow to-night, eastward : B. C. LaEe. Myrtle, uooawui, tr. uuuaara, utranto. W. T. Hamilton, Harvest Moon. Albemarle, Clinton, San Jacinto, Kate Stewart, and Betsy Batter, all with coal for New York. PHULAPKLPHIa BRANCH UFFICB, AUg. 16. The A. C. Conde, with coal, for New York ; Francis Craig and B. C. tsnarer, wita aana, tor juiaaietown, ra., left yesterday. Martha Lamb and Major O'Reilly, wlto coal, for Baltimore, will leave to-day. L. s. C. ftoeeial DeatxUeh to The Evenina Telegraph. liAVBK-UB-UKACB, Aug. ID. ALIO lUUUWUlg UUUIO left this morning in tow : A. Fase. eon k uo wini lumuer to c. . 2 oy. Fannie and Emily, with lumber to Patterson & TJnnlncott. J. P. Woolverton, with lumber to R. Woolvertoa Homeward, with lumber to craig et, Biancharu. R. II. Fonst, with lumber to Taylor fc Betts, F. Hall, with bark to Keen 4. Coates. Sylvan Stream and William King, with lumber, for New York. Oregon, with coal, tor Chester. m (flu TiUarwhA Lswxs, Del., Aug. 10 Pasaed out yesterday, ship Virginia, in tow of America, and a bark unknown. In harbor, brig Ida, for orders ; brig Mary l'ennell, bound out, and SO schooners. A brig and a schooner from above are beating out. n lnd N. E. xnermometer, a. MEMORANDA. Ship Progress, Simons, hence for Hamburg, was spoken Uhlust., law 43 07. long. 83 OS. Ship John Patten, Hill, for Philadelphia, sailed from Shields Sd insL, and took the ground on the S' Uth Rocks about Q V. M. on the 3d. Several cobles Immediately proceeded to her assistance, which was refused. She bad a North Sea pilot on board. It was Intensely thick at the time. Alter a short time he trot off and nroceeded. Ship Tuscarora, Rowland, for Philadelphia, sailed from Liverpool 81st ult. Ship Nimbus, Keller, hence for Hamburg, sailed from Deal 1st lost. Ship Royal Charlie, Potter, hence, at Hamburg 87th ult. Br. steamer Paraguay, Dixon, cleared at Havre 1st Inst, for i ew York. Br. steamer Deumark, Forbes, sailed from Havre '2d lust, for New York. Br. steamer Samaria, Martyn, from Liverpool 2d, at Boston 14th lr.at. Br. steamer Caledonia, Ovenstone. sailed from GlHSirow Bd lnsL for New York. Kteamer citv of Mexico. Tlmmerman. at Havana 7th lust, from New York, aud saUed btn for Vera Cms, etc. . ' Steamer Helvetia, Griggs, sailed from Liverpool Sd lost, for New York, and was seen on the Uh, lut. DO a, loDg. t 80. Steamer Mariposa, Kemble, sailed from New Or leans 13th Inst, for New York. Steamer Cortes, Nelson, from New York, at New' Orleans lMh lust. Steamer De Soto, Morton, at New Orleans lua Hint, from New York. Steamer J. W. Evertnan. from Charleston l?th lust, for Philadelphia, has on board 104 bale cotton, 6 tea rice, V0 bale yarn. 1 do. wool, 1450 bbls. loslu, 6 hhds. iron. 60,0o0 feet lumber, and suadriea. Br. bark Tbomaa, Sweuasen, for Philadelphia, s'ld from Havana 7tb Inst. N. O. bark V. IUck, Denker, from Bremen 11th June for Philadelphia, was spoken 11th lost, UL 41 is, long. M 'i!. Tort, tmrk Wnrfsm !. Sumoa. was mailing at Lis bon 87th nH. tor Philadelphia, with fpilrk rti!Sptcn' Bark Schemyi. Du. hence lor HonlKshurg. in the Sound, Kisiuirs M.o tilL Bark II. V. Brookmau, Swain, frorrt Gene for Fhl larteiphln, In tho S.nd, Eislnore, tith nlf. Bark Maria, Webster, for Philadelphia, sailed from Gloucester, Krig., Both nit. Bark prlnrewi Alice, Hilton, lor rntladelphla, S'ld from Newport, Eng., Satn nit. Brig Jose A. beverenx, Clark, for Philadelphia, cleared at Liverpool 1st Inst. Brig Proton. Hall, hence for Havana, was spoken 8th luff.. 1st. ii 80, long. TO 20. urig George Gilchrist, henoe, at Ronton i4tn lost. S 'hr Marv A. Tiif. Twlor fnr Philailplnhl. Hid from Providence nth Inst. Frhr J. 8 Hewitt, FoBter, hence for Providence, t New York 14th Inst Si'hr Eurly Bird. Kocers. for Philadelphia, cleared at P ripuooia aoth uif. S-hr Cloud, Seaman, from Trenton, at New Bed ford 12th Inst. Schr Mary RUcy, Rllcy. hence, at Savannah lun Instant. hchr J. M. Fltzpntrlok, Smith, for Phil inetphi. went to sea irom Charleston 12tn Inst. Schrs 8arah Clark, Griitin. from Fall River: Nlght- irgule, Beebn, from Provld 'nee: and Joseph Porter, Bnrionghs, from New London, all fur Philadelphia, at New York llth Inst. Schrs C. S. Watson. Adams, r.nd Emma M. Fox, Case, hence, at Nantucket 9th lust. Schr J. a. Allen, Case, himcc, at Nantucket ma lrstant. . , Schr Mangle McNeil. Cramer, for Philadelphia, cU aied at Matanas fctn Inst. Schtp Archer & Reeves, Grfcc; !. Morris, Wal lace; I). V. Ptrenkcr. VangiMer; M. V. Hndson. Morre; and T. G. Booz, Sotneri, hen;e, at B)ton )3tk ir.st. Schr Abbott Lawrpnce. aiavo. for F.il'.ade'phla, sailed from Wood's Hole l:ith Inst. Schr Joseph Hay, Hattuwav, from Warenam ror rhlladelphia. st New Bedford 13'h Inst- Nor. schr Kalab, Karsens, l.T Fhlladolphia, saiiod, from Havana 7th Inst. PROPOSALS. G OVERNMENT NOTICE BAH AMIS' MAIL CONTRACT. Tenders addressed to the Colonial Secretary, Nas- saw, New rrovidencc, will bo received by the Gov ernment of the Bahamas until the 16ih day of Sep tember next, for the conveyance by a steam vessel or vessels, of her Majesty's mails between Nassau and New Y'ork. The service will have to bo performed either fort nightly or every four wteks, as may be ultimately decided on by the Bahamas Government, a id the parties tendering must consequently state tho rate at which they are wi lint; to contract fjr the differ ent modes of service, or m.iy binder for both, or may confine themselves to cither separately. Every con tract vessel must be of not less capacity thun live hundred tons net measurement, f. ., exclusive of epacH ti quired for machinery, etc., of at lean swn and one-hair knots average Epeed, be able to ac commodate at least thirty first-class pissmgers, if tho sendee tie a fortnightly one, and a proportion-' ately larger number if a monthly, wUh a space for the stowage of from forty to sixty tons of cargo, and be ofEuftielcnt draft of water when lovled as to enable her In ordinary weather to enter theh v- bor of Nassuu for the purpose of landing aud taking on board malls, passengers, and freight. A form of tender and tho conditions of contracT may be seen at the Secretary's oillce ut N issau, and at the ofllce of II. B. M.'s Consul at New York. The proposed contract will commence In February next By crder of the Governor. 81Ctsl6' C C. STRAHAN, Colonial Secretary. Colonial Secretary's Ollip, istli May, WO. kLSlGNS AND PLANS FOR THE NEW CITY HALL Ol' SAN KRANUISJO, CAUiTORNIA. Oi kick Board ok City Hall Commimsioxeks, ) Southeast cor. saornmento and Jiuii'gomery sis. BAN FRANCISCO, Cal., J UI1B Tl, 1S70. ) The Board of City Hall Commiieloners hereby give notice that they will bo prepared to re wive, at their ofllce, on or before t:io first DAY OF NO- VEMuKR NEXT, designs and plans lor tho new City Hall of San Francisco. The Commissioners, in oider to obtain the very best design and plan, Invite the fullest competition among Architects, jind to this end have leulved to offer the following premiums: First For the design aud plan selected and adopted Second For the second best design and plan.. 20C0 Third Fcr the third bm design and plan 1500 Fourth For the fourth best design and plan... 1000 Filth For the ufth best design and plan 600 THE PREMIUMS PAYABLE IN CITY HALL WARRANTS (equivalent to Gold Coin). As a guide to Architects In the preparation of the designs and plans, the Commissioners have prepared a pamphlet containing lull instructions and sugges tions, as well as the terms and Conditions upon which the premiums will be awarded. Pamphlets containing Interactions to Architects can be naa at wui.o, rAiiuu a u. b, ho. bj BROADWAY, New York. Any des'gn or plan iu whlcl the requirements of the board, as set forth in the printed instruc tions have not been reasonably complied with, wil be rejectea irom me ouiupeuw"". - T. D. CARAVAN, Chairman, JOS. O EASTLAND, 816eoil30ll CHAS. K. AlcLANE, City Hall Commissioners, San Francisco, Cal. LUMBER. 1870 spruce joist. Spruce joist. HEMLOCK. HEMLOCK. 1870 -t oitA SEASONED CLEAR PINE. 10 I U SBASONED CLEAR PINK. 1870 CUUlCJt r AT rn.lt M fl.NK. SPANISH CEDAR, EOR PATTERNS. RED CEDAR. 1870 FLORIDA FLOORING. FLORIDA FLOORING. CAROLINA FLOORING. VIRGINIA F LOOHI NO. DELAWARE FLOORING. ASH FLOORING. WALNUT FLOORING. FLORIDA STEP BOARDS. RAIL PLANK. 1870 -I Q 17 fl WALNUT BOARDS AN I) PLANK, -t QTA 10 I V WALNUT BOARDS AND PLANK. 10 4 U WALNUT BUAKDS. WALNUT PLANK. 1870 UNDERTAKERS' LUMBER. UNDERTAKERS' LUMBER. RED CEDAR. WALNUT AND PINE. 1870 1Q?A SEASONED POPLAR. IQiA lOlU SEASONED CHERRY. lOlU ASH, WHITE OAK PLANK AND BOARDS, . HICKORY. 1Q7A CIGAR BOX MAKERS' i QTA lO 4 V CIGAR BOX MAKERS' 10 I U. SPANLS11 CEDAR BUX BOARDS, FOR SALE LOW. 1870 CAROLINA SCANTLING.. CAROLINA H. T. SILLS. NORWAY SCANTLING. 1870 1QnA CEDAR SHINGLES. 107A 10 U CYPRE8H SHINGLBS. 10 f U MAULE, BROTHER CO., '11. tio. IttOO SOUTH Street. TANEL PLANK, ALL THICKNESSES. X COMMON PLANK, ALL THICKNESSES. 1 COMMON BOARDS. 1 and 9 SIDE FBNCK BOARDS. WHITE PINE FLOORING VOARBS. YELLOW AND SAP PINE FLOORINGS, IV and i SPRUCE JOIST ALL SIZES. HEMLOCK JOIST, ALL SIZES. PLASTERING LATH A SPECIALTY. . Together with a general assortment of Building Lumber for sale low for cash. T. W. SMALT, 6 31 tiw No. 1 1 16 RIDGE Avenue, north of Poplar St. BUILDING MATERIALS. It. R. THOMAS & CO., OSAl-EBS IN Doors, Blinds, Sash, Shutters ' WINDOW FRAMES, ETC., D. w, coax (a of EIGHTIES TH and MAHKET Streets ..inii OTT ATsTT afTTa INSUFlANCb. DELAWARE MUTUAL SAFETY IN8UKANCH company. Incorporated by the Legislature Of Pennsylvania, 1830. Office southeast comer of THIRD ana WALNUT Stweta, Philadelphia. MARINE INSURANCES On Vessels, Cargo and Freight to all parts of the world. INLAND INSURANCES jn goods by rtver, canal, lake and land carriage all ivarts of the Union. FIRE INSURANCES Merchandise generally j on Stores, Dwellings, Bouses, etc ' ASSETS OF THE CO MP ANT ' . November t, ma. 500,000 United States Five Per Cent. Loan, ten-forties...., HU.OOU'CO 100,000 United States Six Per Cent Loan (lawful money) 107,700-00 60,000, United States Six fer Cent Loan, 1881 O.OOfl-Ot 100,000 Bute of Pennsylvania Six Per cent. Loan 118.KJ0-O0 U0.000 aty of Phllailelphla Six Per Cent. Loan (exempt from tax) i soo.wo-oo 100,000 StAte of New Jersey Six Per Cent, Loan 09,000 DO BflOOO Pennsylvania Railroad First Mortgage Six Per Cent. Bonds 4601K) ,000 Pewieylvania Railroad Se cond mortgage six per Cent. Bonds 13,638-00 W.000 Western Pennsylvania Rail road Mortgage Six Per Cent. Bonds (Pennsylvania Railroad guarantee) 10,000 -00 W.000 state of Tennessee Five Per Cent Loan IBjOOO-OO T.ooo State of Tennessee Six Pol Cent Loan 4,970-00 .I.&00 Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany, BMl shares stork 14,000-00 11,000 North Pennsylvania Rail road Company. 100 shares stock I,80-O0 10,000 Philadelphia and Southern Mall Steamship Com pany, 80 shares stock T.600 00 M,000 Loans 0n Bond aud Mort gage, tot liens on City Propcffni wa.rjo-co l,S31,4oo par. MarKet vaino. 11,356,0-0 Cost. I1.9in.82il-U7. Real Estate 88,0001:0 bUls Receivable tor Insurances made... 124,700-73 Balances due at Agencies: Premlnms oil Marine Pollolea. Aoorned Interest, and other debt duo t he Com pany... 6. 09 1-90 BUk, Scrip, etc., of Sundry Corpora tions, B4704, Estimated valne 1,740-ao Cosh In Bank tl8,818-88 Cash In Drawer 7a-8 19,1'14 11,883,100-04 DIRECTORS. i jSaniuel E. Stokes, Thomas c. Hand, 1MUH .. inviB, Edmund A. Sender, Theophtlus Paulding, wunam 'i. uouitou, Edward Darlington, H. Jones Brooke, Edward Lafourcade. Jacob Rlegol, Jacob P. Jones,' James B. McFarland, Joshua P. EyTe, Spencer Mcflvaln, II. Frank Robinson, J. B. Semple, Plttsourg, A. Ii. Berger, Plttaburg, D. T. Mornrftn. Plttabura jiuuua jTaqnair, Henry Sloan, Henry C. Dallett, Jr., amen 1. nana, WlUUun C. Ludwii, Joseph U. Seal, Hugh Craig, John D. Taylor. George W. Bernacloa wiiiwn U uoaaton, mumAo u. hand, president. JOHN C DAVIS. VtCA.Prna!dflnL KENRY LYLBURN, Secretary. HENRY BALL Aeslatant Bocretary. 1 1 Life Insuiance for the People! HOMESTEAD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OFFICE: tlo. 70I CHE8NUT Street. . PHILADELPHIA, To place Life Insurance within reach of all, has adopted a system of MONTHLY PAYMENT OP PJREMIUM3 Peculiarly adaptod to the ability of ALL WORKING FOR SALARIES OK WAGES. Special attention Is called to this Company's GRADUATING POLICY, An original feature, designed to protect shareholders In BuUdlng Associations, and all others who have borrowed money or purchased property payable in Instalments extending over a series of years, by CANCELLING any balance or indebtedness remain ing UNPAID in case of DEATH. THIS COMPANY ISSUES All the ordinary forms of Life and Endowment Poli cies at low rates of Premium, on the Participating Plan, with but few restrictions as to occupation, and NONE AS TO TRAVEL OR RESIDENCE. Pamphlets containing full Information may be ob tained at the Company 's otllce. WILLIAM M. SEYFERT, President. LAURENCE MYERS, R. W. DORPHLBY, Vice-President. Secretary. B. K. DAVIS, Superintendent ofiAgencles. 4 9 6m Active and responsible men wanted as Agents. 1829 CIIARTER rKpETUAL. Pranklin Fire Insurance Cni OF PHILADELPHIA. r Office, Kos. 435 and 437 CHE3NUT St. Assets Aug. lv70JS3v009.888a24 CAPITAL 1400,000-00 ACCRUEDSURPLUSANDPREMIUMS.a.sw.s-si INCOME FOR 1870, LOSSES PAID IN 1869. 144,02. asiu.uuu. L,oe paid wince-1820 over $5.500,000. Perpetual and Temporary Policies on Liberal TarmfL The company jdbuc puuuu upuu me Kents of aU kinds of BuUdings, Ground lteuts, and Mort- KS .itkd ktivi IK" han no rnKPTTTirn nr ... ABO '4f. - vuoiji, DIRECTORS. Alfred O. Baiter, Alfred Fltler, Thomas Sparks, William b. Grant, Thomas S. Ellis, Gustavus S. Benson. Samuel Graut, George W. Richards, Isaac Lea, i;nr98 KaleS. 1 T VTVT l BAKER, President. GLORGE FALLS, Vice-President JAMES W. MCALLISTER, Secretary. 19 U THEODORE M. REGER, Aaslstaut Secretary. rrHE PENNSYLVANIA FIRS INSURANCE 1 iwrAai, Tiiroreorated isa6 Charter Perpetual. No. MO WALNUV Street, opposite Independence equare. This t'omnanv, favorably known to -the com mu nlly for over lorty years, continues to Insure agaiust loss or damage oy lire on Public or Private Build ings either permanently or for a limited time. Alsu on Furniture, Stocks of Goods, aud Merchandise generally, on liberal terms, 'i hair Camtal. together with a large Surplus Fund. is invested in the tuofct careful manner, which eua bles thetn to otter to the Insured au undoubted secu rity in tue case 01 ions. Daniel Smith, Jr., Isaac Uazlehurut, Thomas Smlto, iienry lwib, J. Gullugham Fell, Darnel iladdock. Jr.. Tiioiuua ituuiua, jaUu Devereux, I Franklin A. Comlv. DANIEL SMITH, Ja., President Wil. O. Crowbi-l, Secrlry. 8 SO INBURANOb. IWSUEANCE COMPANY NORTH AMERICA. jAiroiai X, 1S7S. Charter PtroMMl, (emrpenUMl 1794. CAPITAU...., ASSETS. ........ ... .... .... 100,000 M.lfiWM IMa M alaee raalBAll0B....-4 i,Oii,OWU Receipts ef rrenlama, ltMH ...S t,9lll-J7'43 latereet frens Iavestateau, 69 I l4.Wfl-4 . - - "iilOWlM'W ! paid, 1S80 SL,0OtAMl'4 BtatemeBt of the Amcii, Vint Mortff&tM on Ult Proparty S7WS.4M United BUtea Oovernmrat and other Lout Bood I.1M.MI Hroj, Beok and Cnal 8 took Uah in Bank and Oflloe Jmi en OolietenU Ssourity U.7US M7.ttW B3I.M4 ai.imo Rotes ReoetTBble, raoatlj Mulne Premlarei. oe Aooraed Intermt Preminnu In ooane of ir&nsralmiea UnMtUed Mmrine Preminnu Real XMate, Offloe of Oompmj PWUde'pbi, DIRFtrrOIUI. FrkQOii R. Com. Artfant a. SiunaelW.Jo Jibo A. Dnt o, Ctutrlea Taylor, A mbroi Whit. WilliKm We lab, 8. atorrii WMn, John Uuoi, Corc h. tlAirtsba, Kdwkril IL 1tohi, reward H. Clarli, T. Ubtrlton bnr, Alfrad f) Jswnp, Loai O. M11 don, ' ObkrlM W. CIn6m, Clement A. (triioats. WUham Brockld. ARTHUB a. COFFIN. Pretirfont. OUAKLK8 PLATX. Vie Pnwdnt. . HATTRIAS Maeib, 8Mirtuf. O. II. HlT-TYTg. aelgtanttSorUnr. ASBURY LIFE INSURANCE CO. LEMUEL BANCS, President.' : " OKOKUK ELLIOTT, Vice-Pres t and Sec'y. EMOllY McC LIM TOOK, Actuary,. PENNSYLVANIA STATE AGENCY, JAMF8 M. LONGAC11K, Manager. ' H. O. WOOD, JK., M. V., Medical Examiner. Office, 302 WALNUT 8t, Philadelphia. REV. B. POWERS, Special Agent. JAMES M. LONGACRE, General Agent, 6 83 rowtiy No 3ua WALNUT Street, Philadelphia F RE ASSOCIATION. INCORPORATED MARCH 17, 1829. OFFICE, No. 34 NORTH FIFTII STREET, INSURE BUILDINGS, HOUSEHOLD FURXITURE, AND MERCHANDISE GENERALLY From Loss by Ore (In the City of Philadelphia only) ANHET8, JANUARY 1, isro, l,.57i,r.l TUVnTHEH. William H.Hamilton, Jdhu Carrow, . Charles P. Bower, Jesse tilghtioot, Robert Shoem.mer, 1'eter Armtruirr, M. H. Dickinson. George I. Young, Jos. R. l.VDHall, ,evl P. Coals, Samuel Sparhawk Peter WUliamson, Joseph E. Schell. WM. 11. HAMILTON, President. SAMUEL SPARllAWK, Vice-President. WILLIAM F. BUTLER, Secretary. F AME INSURANCE COMPANY, No. SOD C1IESNUT Street IKCORrORATEn 18C. CHARTER PIRPKTCAL. CAPITAL 1200,000. FIRE INSURANCE EXCLUSIVELY. Insurance against Loss or Damage by Fire either I'erpetuai or 1 enrporary roucies. niKEC'l-OKS. Charles Richardson, William II. Rhuwn, William M. Seyfert, John F. Smith, Nathan Hllles. Robert Pearce. John Kessler, Jr., Edward B. Orue, Charles stokes. John W. Evenoan, Georee A. West, inn. 1 .HLn..Lm iiiiiiy, CHARLES RICHARDSON. Preanlnnt. jiiornwai iinzoy. WILLIAM U. RUAWN, Vice-Presideot. Williams I. Blancuakd, Secretary. 723 npUE ENTERPRISE INSURANCE CO. OF J. . PHILADELPHIA. Ofllce S. W. cor. FOURTH and WALNUT Streets. IKI5 1SI KAJltja JiAt;i.U!SI VKLY, PERPETUAb AND TERM POLICIES 1S3UED. CASH Capital (paid up io full) '....fMi.OOO-OO CASH Assets, July 1. ISTO. 650,732-90 F. Ratchford Starr, , J. Livingston Errlneer. Naibro Fruzler, James U Claghorn, John M. Atwoou, . m. G. uoultou, Benj. T. Tredick, ICharles Wheeler, George H. Stuart, iThoraas U. Montgomer John H. Brown, James M. Aertsen, F. UATUJitUKU n i auk, i rcBiaeuc THOMAS U. MONTGOMERY, Vice-President. ALEX. W. WINTER, Secretary. JACOB K. PETERSON, Assistant Secretary. JMPEBLAL FlivK INSUltAMCE CO., KHTAUIJ-aiED isoa. Fkid-np OapitAl Mid AouamoUtad Fondt, 08,000,000 IN GOLD. PltEVOBT & HER11ING, AgenU, H No. 107 B. THIRD SUeet, Philadelphia. CHAS. M. FRKVQ8T OHAS. P. HKRRLNQ JJUBLIC SALE OF" STEAMSUirS. Tbe undersigned will cause to be sold at pabllo auction, for cash or approved credit, on MONDAY, the 6th day of September next, at the Merchants' Exchange, in the city of New York : Tbe Iron Bidewbeel steamship THOMAS KELSO, 1130 tons burden, capacity two thousand bales cot ton. She Is In good order, and ready for sea. About seventy thousand dollars were spent in repairs upon her In 1869, in addition to her cost Also, steamship MERCEDITA, 776 tons, In good order rebuilt in 1869. Also, steamship FLAG, 637 tons, in good order thoroughly repaired In 1870. Also, lease of stores corner of Warren and West streets, and dock, for period of live or ten years. Also, notes payable on demand. One with collaterals tss,ooo-oo Book Account 39,698-00 Coupons (Gold) 80,000 00 For further particulars apply to J. F. PATTERSON, WASHINGTON, D. C, Jolt 2T, 1870. NOTICE PAVING PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. The Commission appointed by "An Act to Provide for the Paving of Pennsylvania Avenue," approved July 8, 1870, la authorized to select and determine the best kind of Pavement to be used In paving Penn sylvania avenue, and to have said thoroughfare paved therewith from the northwest gate of the Capitol to the crossing of Fifteenth street, west The Commission met and organized In accordance with the above law, and proceeded to the election of a President aud Secretary. It was decided to invite all patentees, owners, or Inventors of any of the improved pavements, of whatever material com poktd, whether of stone, wood, asphalt concrete, or soy other kind, to furnish accurate and detailed, drawings or models, descriptions, speculations. In cluding the nature of the foundation to be laid, now packed, and, In fact all Information as to their con struction and durability. Tula information is desired to enable the Commission to decide lathe first In stance upon the general nature of the material to be used lu paviug the avenue, and then to specify the prelereuce that may be agreed upon In regard to some particular method to be adopted. A reference U) the law (public, N- H wUl B've the required ltifoiniatUm as to bow the payments for said pave ment v M be made. It is provided therein "That Hie cost of laying such pavtiaeut shall not exceed the sum of four dollars per square yard." The esti mated area of ald pavemeut 1 iu the neighborhood ol sixty-five thousand (66,0uo) square yards All com Diuulcationa iu relaliou to pavements should addnsd to the Secretary, Gi'U. N. M1CHLEK, onu eof Public Hutliiiogs, Grounds, aud Works, U. S. Capitol, WASH 1NTUN, D. C. IW