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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1870.
5 17 a V7-TC o n n i a as s. from Our Own Correpon3fnt. Naw Tors, Atuj. 15. 1870. Hydrophobia. The average secular mind has as great a borrer of the hydrophobia as theologians have of tht unpardonable sin. The newspaper accounts of the sufferings of the victims of hydrophobia are sufficiently thrilling to make the blood of the nervous curdle. Thepe accounts have been nu merous during the last year. If they are to be believed, mad dogs abound, hydrophobia is al most an epidemic, and It is as difficult to tread the streets of New York without being bitten as it Is to tread those of Constantinople without being barked at. To the fashionable male New York, of unsteady nerves, the apprehension is most painful. The low shoes and the fancy stockings of the period present a repast de lectable enough to make any dog's mouth water with expectation. The spaniel which prettily-paired lovers were wout to teach to etand ecstatic ou its hind legs, is now looked upon with terror. The Italian greyhound whoie frequent naps were taken in the soft silk hammock formed by the drapery that shrouded its fair owner's knees, is avoided with gestures of fear. How many innocent dogs have been Ehot to prevent the spread, from Imaginary bites, of a hydrophobia they were never guilty of, I will not undertake to say. The task of calcu lating the dimensions of such slaughter I will leave to those who have had a hand therein. But probably the interesting superstition that, in order to prevent hydrophobia resulting from a dog's bite, all that it is necessary to do is to kill the dog, is too good and logical a one to be got rid of easily. By all means let us cherish this charming credulity. On the 6ame principle the easiest way to hinder the caus-e of temper ance and of woman's rights would be to strangle Mr. Gough and poison Susan B. Anthony. I am afraid that hydrophobia, like total ab stinence and female suffrage, will take care of itself, whether the original propagator be "choked off"' or not. Opening of the Theatrical Season. The regular theatrical season opens this even ing, the doors of Niblo's and of Booth's being thrown open simultaneously. Niblo's has been painted, papered, redecorated, recushioned, and upholstered. It bad tfomo to look very old and shabby, and to need the renovation very much. I said the other day that Miss Lizzie Price had been engaged, and would appear as "Blanche de Nevers" in the Duke's Motto. The statement is a mistake. It was intended that Miss Price should appear, but that young lady evidently preferred California to New York, and went, a few days ago, to Ban Francisco. Her place will be supplied by Miss Louisa Moore, whose reap pearance will be made upon the same stage upon which she achieved her first success in this country two years ago. Miss Louisa is a first class cry-baby actress. She possesses a melodi ous whine which contains enough essence of tears for half-a-dozen ordinary actresses. I fancy that she could do "Mrs. Haller" very cre ditably, particularly at the passage where tbat exquisite sinner exclaims "I had a Will-yum once!" or at that other remorseful paragraph where she declares that "a cup of bread, moist ened with the tear of penltenco," is quite as much as her appetite demands. The stock com pany at Booth's does not appear to be very strong. This is a mild way of saying that to me it seems to be exceedingly weak. The two good names which I recognize ia it are those of Mary Wells and Mr. Fenno. Miss Wells has been away from New York for about two years, and I am glad to see that she has returned, to hold a Gret-claes position in a first-class theatre. Mr. Fenno, the picture of hearty good-health and spontaneous good nature. Is certainly the oujy other actor, whom I am familiar with by reputation, that promises to give material aid to the season. At the Grand Opera House an important work is in progress I mean the production of a five-act ballet, which, after Sitala is withdrawn, will Keep the stage until the operalouffe company arrives. The new ballet is entitled Urelia; or, The Demon of Night, and will severely test the ardor of New York's devotion to Terpsichore. I Bill Death Do Them Part. It is to be presumed that until the moment Indicated by the above sub-head, Chaug and Eng, the Siainese twins, will continue bound together one flesh, not pclsely in the scrip tural meauing, but after a manner which unites them more indissolubly than the tie which binds man and wife. Chang is now ill at Taylor's Ho tel, in Jersey City. He is the victim of paralysis. This is a pretty close approximation to the reality whence Paul drew the figure of speech in which he mentions "this body of death" that be was obliged to drag about with him. Chang is literally almost a body of death to Eng, only Eng cheerfully endures the involuntary burden. Imagine the nature of the feelings which Eng would experience in the first moments of being set free from that life-long companionship. Fancy the ligature cut, and each independent twin going about upon his own hook. Perhaps the first feeling would be something like that which comes over the soul when first it is sepa rated from the body for are not the soul and body of .every man a Chang and Eng joined together by a chord of flesh? The "Two Boats." .' Two interesting advertisements have lately , appealed !n one of the most notorious and widely circulated of the New York papers. One of these advertisements emanates from a New York publisher of plays, and the other from Mr, Lester Wallack. The publisher begins by pro pounding the question, "Which is of the highest authority in this country, the Senate of the United States or an English strolling actor ?" and quotes section 103 of the new Copyright bill, to the effect that nothing in that bill shall be constrned to prohibit the printing, publishing, Importation, or sale of any book, map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, print, cut, en graving, or photograph, written,' composed, or made by any person not a citizen of the United States ' nor resident therein. Mr. Wallaek's advertisement, on the contrary, informs the public that be has purchased the entire proprietary Interest in the manuscript play of 2'us Two Rosea, and also, from the author, the manuscript Itself; and that, while for places out of New York he is prepared to sell interests and copies, he is like vise pre pared, under advice of counsel, to legally resist any surreptitious Interference with his rights by parties who claim already to have copies. Inasmuch as the publisher concludes hit adver tisement with the remark that manuscript copies of the play will be fu role bed on reasonable terms, it will be interesting for uuy one desiring to make we of that information to learn that the "reasonable terms" are twenty-five dollars I'ercopy. Ali Babi WEST BRAKCn T ALLEY, The Jersey ftnore and Tine Creek Railroad The Level Htnkee Planted-A New Itlll to be Introduced late the lerhilntare Jersey Hhere and a Hleepy Population The Ante Mprlnfs A nellffhtlnl Mpot-The Pine oreek aad Other Kemaatlc Drlws-The IVmi Branch Academy. Fttrm Our Own OorrtwonOfnt. Jerset Shore, Aug. 13, 1870. No doubt, the citizens generally of our State believed that with the veto of Governor Goary to what was known as the $9,000,000 bond bill would end all efforts to abstract from the Sink ing Fund of the State the bonds now lying there, but judging from certain acts which have been transpiring in this vicinity, there will be an other struggle for the possession of these much coveted documents. It will be remembered that these bonds were to be replaced with the paper of a corporation to be known as the Jersey Shore and Pine Creek Rail road Company, an institution which was to bo incorporated for the development of Lycoming, Potter, Tioga, and McKcan counties, as well as to form a connection between Buffalo and Phila delphia, by which it was argued that the latter city would derive immense benefits. By the bill which was presented at the last session of the Legislature, the State had no other guarantee for the safety of her bonds than the probable success of the contemplated en terprise. But Governor Geary refused to append his signature, on the ground that the object of the bill was In direct violation of a constitutional amendment which provided that none of the bonds should be taken out for any other purpose than the extinguishment of the public debt. However, the year previous the Executive bad signed the act which gave to the Allegheny Valley Railroad Company $3,500,000. There the collateral offered was the endorse ment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, bv which the road of that corporation was mortgaged for the full amount. It is now be lieved that the Governor can be persuaded to do the same thing in this case. The proposed railroad will ultimately prove to be so valuable an adjunct of the Pennsylvania Central that, having shown her hand, she can not now afford to allow any competing railway to snatch the prize from her grasp. She will therefore guarantee tha full amount, and go to the Governor and say, "A mortgage on our road is certainly equivalent to your bonds; therefore grant us this boon which is asked of you by the entire population of the .northern tier of counties of the State." Whether the Executive will see the proposition in the same light as he did the Allegheny Valley Railroad case remains to bo seen. There is not a particle of doubt about the fact that the peoplo of those counties are almost unanimous in this matter. They demand an outlet for their lumber other than the present slow and unsatisfactory man ner of getting it to available points where it can be disposed of. A visitor in travelling along the many water courses can see without much re flection the heavy losres incurred in the shape of drift piles by the present means of shipment. Again, the residents claim that beneath their hills and mountains are hidden untold millions of wealth, which only needs a railroad to pro duce it in Philadelphia markets. There is hardly a doubt but that the Legisla ture next winter will be asked to pass an act similar to the one proposed last year, with the exception that the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany will appear as the endorser of the bonds proposed to be substituted for those now In the custody of the State. What other conclusion can be drawn from the fact that the surveyors have already gone through Jersey Shore and the Pine Creek region and planted their level stakes? Why would the heavy expense necessarily at tendant upon such an expedition be undertaken unless those engaged in it had some substan tial reason for believing that their project would meet with a better reception than it did some seven months since ? Should that be the case, as far as Lycoming county is concerned, it would throw open one of the most beautiful re gions of the State. The road would start at Linden, a station on the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad. 9 miles west of Williamsport, and fol low the course of the West Branch Valley through Jersey shore to the Big Pine creek. This valley, and particularly in the vicinage of Jersey Shore presents, to my vision, a scene only equalled by our famous Wyoming Valley. This opinion is the result of a couple of weeks stay in the romantic town of Jersey Shore, which presents to the tourist and pleasure seeker a variety of the meane of en joying one's self not to be attained at any of our seaside watering places and at but few of our internal places of resort. It is located be tween two ranges of the Alleghenies, on the West Branch of the Susquehanna river, 315 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its Inhabitants number about fifteen hundred, but a very slight Increase over the census of 1850. This dormant state of the population is owing to the fact of the town being governed by men who have amassed great fortunes in the lumber business, and who are perfectly content to allow Jersey Shore to bo nothing more than a place of residences. All business enterprises receive no encouragement at their bands, and as a matter of course any one with any tact for business pursuits removes to other points where a more liberal, pro gressive spirit exists. At Lock Haven and Williamsport, the two great business centres in this part of the State, can be found many who started life in this place, but who were driven from It by the non-progressive spirit which prevails. Could this old-fogyism be got rid of, Jersey Shore would attain the place which her geographical position gives her. Could anything be more Indicative of the narrow mindedness of these people than their refusal to allow the Philadelphia and Brio Railroad to go through the town, its natural channel, simply because it might interfere with the receipts of tolage which is now derived from the bridge spanning the river, which belongs to a pri vate corporation? The result is that the railroad is two miles away, but then the stock holders of this bridge receive exorbitant tolls from the travellers who desire to come into the town. While all these drawbacks prevent Jer sey Shore becoming a business centre, it has natural advantages which should tend to make it one of the very best places of summer resort In this country. - For the pleasure-seeker or the tourist there is no place that I have ever . visited which offers more of a variety ot means of en tertainment. The drives are amoug the most romantic, the streams 4n its vicinity abound with tbat finest of the piscatorial tribe trout, the woodlands within a few miles contain great quantities of game of the larger size, consisting principally of deer, while the scenery, no matter in what direction you look, is wild, rugged, aud grand. Indeed, I have wondered, since my ar rival here, why it was that so many Americans go abroad for the purpose of enjoying sceuery. I have devoted two weeks, thus far, la view ing nature as it is preseuted in this region, aud still there are aa many ipou to be witnessed as have been already sceu. The greatest point of attraction hereabouts are the Antes Spring?, famous for miles around. They are situated la the Nippenose valley, the ride through which i certainly very fine, and in many places it re minds one of the romantic drive along your Wlssahlckon. After entering the valley through a break in tho mountains on the south side of the Susquehanna, yoa proceed along the banks of a stream tearing the name by which the springs are known, for a mile and a-half; then you ford the creek, and, after a short drive, reach the springs. The largest is located at the base of the mountain, and is some thirty feet in diameter. All attempts which have been made to ascertain its - depths have proved fruitless. In addition to the water which is furnished by this large and several other smaller springs In the vicinity, there is a supply constantly pouring from beneath the mountain. This latter stream comes under the mountain for a distance of over two miles, aud has its rise in a number of small streams about the same distance from where it sinks under the rocks. In the neighborhood of the Antes Springs there are several unfathomable sink holes, the water in which is of different tem perature. The grounds around the springs have been put in order by their recent purchaser, and they arc chartered by the day to parties from Williamsport, Lock Haven, and the surrounding country. The stream abounds In trout, and none but those who have rented the place are allowed to throw a fly In Its waters. Your correspondent, in company with a number of Philadelphlans, a few days ago attended a pic-nic given for their benefit by some of the residents of Jersey Shore, and were delightfully entertained at this most romantic spot. The next most attractive drive is the one along the Big Pine creek. Here, for great distances, you travel under projecting rocks, with the road just wide enough for one vehicle to pass along. Should you be so unfortunate as to meet a vehicle coming in the opposite direction, and it heavier than the oue you have, you will find that you will be under the necessity of dismounting and taking the harness off your horses. Then the animals are taken singly past the other wagon, while yours is backed down the hill from the road and there held until the stranger's team is driven bv. Etiquette requires him to assist you In your labor. After having driven along these narrows for a couple of miles, you ford the creek, and one of two roads is at your disposal. The one to the right takes you to Coudersport. Midway and on tho top of the mountain which you are compelled to cross is an im mense spring, which only needs a large house to mako it a prominent resort. Tho road to the left leads you to a genuine sul phur spring, which has iccently been purchased by a gentleman who, it is believed, intends to so improve its surroundings as to be to his pecuni ary advantage. On this same road is a pretty little settlement known as Campbell's Mills. On the occasion of our visit we were drawn in a barouche, the first vehicle of the kind ever seen in Jersey Shore. It created quite an excitement among the country people, and one old gentle man stopped us and exclaimed, "What a funny wagon! Among the many other drives, those through the White Deer Valley, Sugar Valley, t Williomsporf, to Hollldaysburg, to Lock Haven, and over the hills to the east of the town, are the most romantic. The sport most enjoyed by vlsHors is the trout fishing, of which there Is plenty within a circuit of twelve miles, between the lft of June and the 1st of August, after which there is a heavy penalty for indulging your taste in that line. The fishermen have been very successful this season, and only during the last week of July a small party made up of Philadelphlans, with one of the residents as a guide, in four days caught six hundred of these beautiful fish. Antes creek, Canoe run, Gilbert's run, and Larry's creek are all within a short distance of this place, and are fished by parties who go for a day's sport. Those intending to camp out for several days go to the upper waters of the B Pine and Larry's creek. One of the features of this beautiful town' is the West Branch Academy, ably conducted by Mrs. Elizabeth Ball, a lady well and favorably known as a teacher in the city of Philadelphia, Mac. CITY ITEMS. Entirk Linen Suits for Fivb Dollars. Entire Linen Suits for Five Dollars. Entire Linen Suits for Five Dollars. All kinds of Summer Clothing better In Out, Make, and Fit than any other Stock of Keady-made Cloth ing in Philadelphia, and sold at prices Guaranteed Lower than an y other. ' Half way f Bennett fc CO., between -i Tower Hall, Fifth and Slxtn streets. ( BIS Market Street. Young Heads on Aged Shoulders. it Is no longer a loathsome task to darken grey hair. Fha- LON'S V ITALIA, OR SALVATION FOB THE II AIR, effect the change without any unclean accompaniment. It Is a limpid, clvar fluid, and has a pleasant aroma. The number of applications determines the shade. No sediment, no stickiness, no darkened bottles ! Sold by all druggists and fancy goods dealers. Millions of Bottles of Mrs. Winslows Sooth inu Syrup are sold and used with never-falling suc cess. It is an old and well-tried remedy, and has stood the test of years. It relieves the child from pain, regulates the Btomach and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the gums, and, by giving rest and health to the child, comforts the mother. Mr. William W. Cassidt, the Jeweller at No. S Soath Second street, has one of the largest and most attractive stocks of all kinds of Jewelry and Silver ware lu the city. He has also on hand a fine assort mentof tine American Western Watches. 'Those who purchase at this store at the present time are certain to get the worth of their money. St. Jambs Hotel, Boston, Massichusetts During the travelling season, If our patrons will kindly Inform us, either by telegram or letter, of their Intended arrival, we can be better prepared for their comfort. In accordance with the reduction In the value of gold, the translen board at the St. James la reduced to Four Dollars per day. Proprietor St. James Hotel. Tub New Shadow Photographs and German Chromo Heads, made by A. K. P. Trask, No. 4u N. Eighth street. They must be seen to be admired. ItlAltlSIEI). Rs i flocDBR. On the llth instant, br the Rev, T. A. Fernlev. at the Parsonage. No. 9U3 t'eilt rul street, Mr. JEREMua Rea to Mlsd Carrie K. Sou- dkr, ail ot this city. s Granger Urboort. On the ir,th Instant, by the Rev. John Jones, of t.eneseo, .. Mr. Arthur o. urangbh to Miss Caroline D. Urkgobv, both of this city. t dii:i. Fox. On the 15th instant, Samuel fox, Sr., In the 91st year of his age. The male relatives and friends, and the Diligent Fire Kugine Company, are respectlully invited to attend me lunerai. iroru nis late resilience, no, t Cherry street, ou weauendav afternoou at 4 ociovv To proceed to HonaUltton Cemetery. Jenkins On the 15th instant, Gborui Jenkins, in the bi year of his aire. Funeral from his late residence, No. 9T Fntnkliu street, on Fourth-day, the tnstaut, at 3i'c:x-i P. M. His relatives and tne' friends or Vie faintly are invited to attend. KiiSRK. At New Orleans, on the 6th instant, William Kaiser, in the.S2d year or his age, late a resident of this city. Kfllt. On Saturday evening, the 13th Instant, William F. Kei.lv, sued 81 years. Ilui relatives and friends and those of the family are respectfully requested to attend his funeral, without further notice, from the residence of bis mother, Mrs. Charles Kelly. Kellyvtlle. Dolaware county, on Werfnesdsv morning at 9V o'clock. Funeral servk-e at tu Charles' Church. Roobrs. On the 14th instant, Kdoab R. Rogers, son ol WUllatn and Jane E. Rogers. The relatives and frtenrts of the family are respect roily invited to attend the funeral, from the real, denoe of Ms parents. No. 1329 Spring Garden street, on Wednesday, August 17, at 8 o'clock. To proceed to Laurel 11111. tfr Hibernian Sociftv. The members are invited to attend the funeral of William F. Kkllt, from the residence of Mr. Charles Kelly, KellvsvUle, on Wednesday, the lTth instant, at 9tf o'clock. Train leaves Thirty-first and Chesinut street at D-40 o'clock. l j William Morgan, Secretary. DRY QOODS. AT THORNLEY'8" ANOTHER SWEEPINQ REDUCTION. GOODS MUST BE SOLD. , I am determined to clean out raySUMMSR STOCK If the community need goods at HALF their usual price. I have went right through and marked prices down in some CASKS FIFTY PER CENT., and in MANY CASES TWENTY-FIVE ar.l THIRTY rER CENT. Lace Folntes from $4 to $. Lace Sacqucs from f 10 to to. 1 bin Mixed Dress Goods. Lawns, Percales and P. K's. black Hernanles and Grenadines. Linens and Japanese Grass Cloths (.'or Suits). Black Silks, Pongee Silks, Japanese Silks. Eld Gloves, Parasols, Corsets, Skirts, etc. etc. A full stock of STAPLE and DOME8TIO GOODS, "AT THE OLD ESTABLISHED STAND," NORTHEAST CORKEE EIGHTH and SPRING GARDEN Sti., JOSEPH H. TH0RNLEY, S3 thfltu5 PHILADELPHIA. TIT R 8. R, DILL O N. WOS. B33 AND 831 SOUTH STREET, Ladies and Misses Crsps, Gimp, Hair Pamela and Straw Round and Pyramid Hats; Ribbons, Satin I, Silka Velvets and Velveteens, Crapes, Feathers, Flowsrs, Frames, Sash Ribbons, Ornaments, Monrninc Milliner Orape Veils, eto. 1 i CLASS. WINDOW GLASS. A. FULL STOCK, Larce Assortment of Sizes and Quali ties, for sale cheap by BENJAMIN H. SHOEMAKER, Nos. 205, 207, 209 and 211 North FOURTH Street, 8 IX St PaiLADBLPHlA. GROCERIES, ETO. FINE VINEGARS FOR PICKLING. LONDON MALT VIXEGAlt, FlfENCH WHITE WISE VINEGAR, VERY OLD AND PURE CIDER VINE GAR, AT JAMES R. WEBB'S, 8. E. Comer WALNUT and EIGHTH, 6 21 stuth3mrp PHILADELPHIA. TO FAMILIES GOING TO THE COUNTRY. We offer a rull stock or the Finest Groceries to Select From, And at toe LOWEST CASH PRICES. Packed se curely aud ueuverea at any or tae Depots. COUSTY'S East End Grocery No. IIS South ?ECKVD St., I IT tfcita BELOW OHESNDT 8TREET. JEW No. I MACKEREL, IN KITTS. FIRST OF THE SEASON. ALBERT C. ROBERTS, Dealer la Fine Groceries, U ft Corner ELEVENTH and VINE Streets. HOTELS, STOCKTON HOUSE, Cape rrlay, TJ. J., WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL SEP TEMBER 13. TEItMS. To September 1, 14 -SO per day; 123 per week. From September 1, S3 60 per day ; f 21 per weet I'lIAKL.UrS DITIT, PROPRIETOR, Formerly of the Continental Hotel, . 6 15 (it Philadelphia. COLONNADE HOTEL, Fli TEENTH AND CnESNUT STS., ENTIRELY NEW AND HANDSOMELY FDR N1S11KD, Is now ready for permanent or transient guests. - MATS AND OAP9. n WA ri BURTON'S IMPROVED VENTILATED and eaxy-flttlDg ukkss hats (paiemea), id u l lie Improved tauhions of the season. C11KSNUT street, uexi aoor vo iua i ui uuico. ivt d.nr AAfi PARTNER WASTED IN AM ii old establlbhed bunnies if at w 111 net that amount ier year. Address, 99 T J W Ledger" omce. FINANOIAte A DESIRABLE Safe ' Home Investment TUB Sunbury and Lewistown Railroad Company Ofler $1,900,000 Bonds, bearing 7 Per Cent. Interest in Uold, Secured by a ' First and Only Mortgage. The Bonds are issued ia IOOOm, $5009 and $200. The Coupons are Dayable in the citv of Philadelphia on the first days of April and October, Free of State and United States Taxes. The price at present Is 90 and Accrued Interest in Currency. This Road, with ita connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Lewistown, brings tne Antnracite Coal Fields J7 MILES nearer the Western and Southwestern markets. With this advantage it will control that trade. The Liumber Trade, and the immense and valuable deposit of ores in this section, together with the thickly peopled district through which it runs, will secure it a very large and profitable trade. WM, PAINTER & CO., BANKERS, Dealers in Government Securities, Mo. 36 South THIRD Street, "8 4p PHILADELPHIA. JayCooke&(Q). PHILADELPHIA, . NEW YORK, AND WASHINGTON, BANKERS sjto Dealers ia Government Securities. Special attention given to the Purchase and Bale of Bonds and Stocks on Commission, at tne Board o Brokers In tola and other cities. - INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS. COLLECTIONS MADS ON ALL POINTS. BOLD AND SILVER BOUGHT AND SOLb. RELIABLE RAILROAD BONDS FOR INVEST. KENT." Pamphlets and full information given at our office, No. 114 8. THIRD Street, PHILADELPHIA. T 1 Bm UNITED STATES SECURITIES Sought, Sold and Exchanged on Host Til M . iiioerai xermi. Gr O L I Bought and Sold at Market Bates. COUPONS CASHED Pacific Hailiroad Bonds BOUGHT AND SOLD. Stocks Bought and Sold on Commls sion Only. Accounts received and Interest allowed on Dally Balances, budjcci to cuecK ai siguu DE HAVEN & BRO., No. 40 South THIRD Street, 6 11 PHILADELPHIA. NOTICE. TO TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS, The cheapest Investment authorized by law are General Mortgage Bonds of the Fenn sylvania Railroad Company, APPLY TO 0. C. WHARTON SMITH CO., BANK-EES AND BROKERS, No. 121 SOUTH THIRD STREET, PHILADELPHIA. sit j it STOCKS, LOANS, ETC., BOUGHT AND SOLD , AT THE BOARD OV BKOKKRS, BV (JJtOltUK J. BOYD, T U tbBtuSrn No. 13 & TUIRjD 6treet, insuranoe; 3 T A T C M BUT OP NATIONAL CAPITOL Life Insurance Company. WASHINGTON, D. O., As made to Auditor-General's Department oc the State of Pennsylvania. . " 1 , FIRST. i Capital Stock t.t00,000 aujuuuv vi ntMHvnuicui, ur uisimmedis OD stock paid in caao. , 150,000 -ft BECOND. Cash on hand imtsj Cash lu National Bank of the Republic... 932 - Cash In hands of A (tent in course of trans- miBMon, moauy on policies Issued in July 43,373 -St Amount of loans swnred by bonds and mortpflirefl, constituting1 the first lien oa Keal Estate, on which there Is less than one year's IntereHt due and owing HtBOOoo Amount of stock held br the company aa conaierai - secuniy lor loans, wirn me amount loaned on each kind of stock, its par and market value, 728 sliarea Metro politan Itatlroad. Washington, D. C, par Tniutr. S"u, v(uu7, y.ns ILlPvvl Interest on investments due aud unpaid. . . st Accrued interest not yet due. ,033,84 Deferred premlnms balance semi-annual and quarterly premiums for the year. . . . 14,SS3-8( Furniture and stationery In Home and urancn onices 6,500 -Of Premium loans en Policies issued prior to is : i,B96'e Hills receivable temporary loans ou call.. 19.1WT1 Personal accounts. 866-64 THIRD. Amount of losses resisted by the Company irauauicm ciaim , fTsOOO'Ot Amount of all other claims against the company, oontesiea or otnerwise, cur rent expenses, say . e.ooo-se Amount required to safely reinsure all out standing risKS estunateu, say 10,000 Dt FOURTH. Amount of cash premiums received. tlT.909'69 Premium notes on Policies issued previous to 18T0 68-Oe Interest rccelvek from Investments. 6,800-81 FIFTH. Amount of expenses paid during the year, including commissions and fees paid to Agents and oillcers of the Company. 3,T01 i mount of taxes paid by the Company..., 607-68 Amount of all other expenses and expen dituressalary of oillcers and general expenses 6,(58-45 Amount of promissory notes originally forming the capital of the Company 150,000 -W Amount of said notes held by the Com pany as part of or the whole of the capi tal thereof. 150,000 -M Par and market value of the Company's stock per share. co-e I have examined the affairs of the National Capi tol Life Insurance Company, and find them eorreot as above. In witness whereof I have hereunto Bet my band and affixed my oulclal seal, this 22d day ot July. A. D. 1870. JOSEPH T. K. PLANT, Commissioner in and for the State or Pennsylvania. FRANCIS W. SLAUGHTER. GENERAL AGENT, No. IOOO CHESNUT St., 8 15 stuthet PHILADELPHIA, PA INSUEANCE COMPANI OF NORTH AMERiJA. JANUARY I, 1070. Incorporated 1794. Charter Perpetual. Capital 500,000 Assets $2,783,58 1 Losses Paid since organiza tion $23,000,000 Eeceipt8ofPremium8,'69,$l,991,837'45 Interest from Invest' ments, 1869 , 114,69674 $2,106,53419 losses paid, 1669 $1,035,386'84 STATEMENT OF THE ASSETS. First Mortgages on City Property $766,45(1 United States Government and other Loan Bonds. 1,123,848 Railroad, Bank, and Canal Stocks. 60,708 Cash In Bank and Office 17,6-40 Loans on Collateral Security 82,503 Notes Receivable, mostly Marine Pre miums 341,944 Accrued Interest S0,80T Premiums In course of transmission ... 88, 1 98 Unsettled Marine Premiums 100,900 Real Estate, Office of Company, Phlla- - 1 delptua 80,000 Total Assets Jan. 1, 1870 ..J,7S3.3Nt DIRECTORS. ARTHUR G. COFFIN, SAMUEL W. JONES, JOHN A. BROWN,. CHARLES TAYLOR, AMBROSE WHITE, WILLIAM WELSH, . S. MORRIS WALK, FRANCIS R. COPE, EDW. II. TROTTER, EDw. a CLARKE, T. CHARLTON HENRY, ALFRED IX JESS UP, LOUIS C. MADEIRA, CHAS. W. CUSHMAN, CLEMENT A. GRISCGtf WILLIAM BROCKJE. JOHN MASON, GEORGE L HARRISON, AIlTHMt G. COFF13T, PBESIDENT. CHARLES PL. ATX, VICE-PRESIDENT. MATTHIAS MARIS, Secretary. IfelDUmtr V. H BjEfiTES Assistant Secret aryi