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THE DA1LT EVENING TELEQKAPIl PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 18701
QUXL 2U3&XOXOUS HEADING THE SCRIPTURES. BT. JOH S. HART, IX. D. Vo writings, if well read, are bo Impressive, lene re so capable of high elocutionary effect, M the Holy Scriptures. Yet of all books that are publicly read fur the edification of the peo ple, none ordinarily Is read eo badly as the Bible. It is not merely that public readers fall to give to the words the fulness of power and beauty that is in them. It is not merely that the reading lacks rhetorical elegance and finish, and that Holy Writ ns ottered by such persons ceases to charm and captivate. The bare meaning even is not rendered. The Scriptures are often read as one would read a formula in an unknown toneuo, whose alphabet and pro nunciation ho had mastered, but without hav ing the slightest idea of what the words meant, or whether they had any meaning. They are often read with an entire perversion of the weaning. It is no part of my present purpose to lny flown rules for reading. Yet I do wish to say to. uperintendents, nud to all who nre required to lead the devotions of others, Give earnest heed to this matter. You may never learn to give to the Scriptures the meltine power which they had when coming from the lips of Dr. Mason or Elizabeth Fry. You may not have the natural gifts of voice and intellect, or the opportunities of culture, which these eminent persons had But there Is a certain degree of excellence which you may attain. There are certain faults of manner which you may avoid, and which you surely will avoid if you desire ear nestly and truly to give effectiveness to this part of your public duties. Study beforehand the passage you intend to read at the opening. It is no easy matter to find out exactly what is meant, and all that is meant, by the written word of another. We are accustomed In cvery-day intercourse to leave a great deal of our meaning to bo expressed and supplemented by the tone of the voice and by significant gestures and looks. When only the oiceless, inanimate words are before us, it re quires for their full comprehension not merely practiced skill in verbal and grammatical ana lysis, but often much historical knowledge and always a vigorous imagination to bring the ori ginal circumstances fully and vividly before the mind. In the passage, John xx, 16, for instance, when Jesus turns and says 'Mary !" it is evidently in that voice of familiar tenderness which says, by Its very tone, "Do you not know me ?" Mary's "Rabbonil" is In like manner an expression of surprised, joyful recognition. A mere study of the words does not bring out the meaning. Imagination must work. The scene must stand clearly out before the mind's eye. Then only will the voice do Its office as a true interpreter of this most beautiful passage. Who that ever heard that almost despairing wail with which the venerable Dr. Archlbild Alexander used to utter the cry, "Eloi, eloi, lama sabaclhani .'" but felt that he had received a new revelation of the meaning of that mysterious utterance ? It was not that Dr. Alexander understood Hebrew better than thousands of others have done. It was because he had meditated upon the subject until he had the whole dreadful scene fully before him. .SUMMARY OF CHURCH NEWS. BAPTIST. The Rhode Island and Massachusetts Gene ral Bix-Prlnclple Baptist Association held its two hundredth anniversary in the First Baptist Church in Klchmcnd, October 7th to ttth. Rev. Gilbert Tlllinghast was Moderator. The pro ceedings are spoken of as Interesting, and the few churches which still adhere to this associa tion reported gains for the year. After the ad journment the communion service was adtniu isted to about two hundred brethren and sisters. Hon. Green Clay Smith, formerly a mem ber of Congress from Kentucky, and Major General in the Federal army, but more recently Governor of Montana, has retired from secular life, and become a preacher of the Gospel.- He is a Baptist ml nister, and it is said is an eloquent and earnest preacher. The total of Baptists for the Pacific coast is 116 churches, 5117 members, 115 miuisters, and 10 home missionaries. Less than one-half the ministers are pastors, and not oue sixth are wholly sustained by their churches. Nevada, with a population of 100,000, is without a Bap tist church; and so far as is known, has not a single Baptist minister devoted to his calling. In Washington Territory there are three churches, seventy members, two ministers, and one missionary. The Rev. Arnold R. Medbury has accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church, San Francisco. Seven .years ago this month he became a member of this church, where he has retained his membership till now, and was welcomed to the family of Dr. Cheney, his pastor, with whom he commenced a course of study. I'KEJ U VTEKIAN. The foreign missions, which have thus far been under the care of missionaries belonging to the New School Presbyterian General Assem bly, are now transferred from the American Board to the Presbyterian Board. The latter has already received under its care from the American Board the Gaboon and Syrian mis sions; also the Indian missions among the Ojibbewas and Senecas. One of the missionaries who has lately gone to China has also been transferred from the American Board. The ex pense of these missions and missionaries has to be met by the Presbyterian Board from Sep tember 1. Of the 1409 congregations in the Southern Presbyterian Church, only 40'J have pastors, and about 000 have regular or partial supplies, and about 430 are destitute of any 6tatcd ministry. The existence of the Kentucky Presbytery of the Associate Synod of the South has beou threatened by the union efforts in that quarter, which have resulted in the withdrawal of four of her ministers, with a part of the people, to join the General Assembly of the .Presbyterian Church South. A memorial was presented to the United , Presbyterian Presbytery of Chilicothe, at Its Uta session at Unity, Ohio, whether intercommunion is in accordance with the rules of the United Presbyterian Church, and whether it may be ex tended to the members of the Methodist Church. The matter was referred to a committee, who re ported at length, with the following resolution appended: "Resolved, That to the question of the memorialists, whether the rules of the United Presbyterian Church authorize intercommunion with the members of other Churches, we answer No." Dhulecp Singh has, with his usual noble generosity, signalized the anniversary of his marriage with a donation again t the United Presbyterian mission in Egypt of A' 1000. Mr. Talmage's Tabernacle, Brooklyn, is sus tained on a new plan. Each family worshipping there regularly is called on to subscribe what they choose to the support of the Gospel, aui then they are allowed to select a pew, which becomes theirs, nor do we learn that they would be deprived of it Bhould they fall to make any contribution towards the church expenses. The annual current expenses, it Is thought, will be about $18,000. The congregation of Augusta Church, Yd., are about to repair their church edifice, a sub stantial structure of stone, built In 1747, seven years before Braddoek's defeat. Their ancestors hauled the stone on sleds, and brought the glass and nails from Wllliamburg, on the backs of fcorsoe. . An Interesting farewell meeting was held in New York on Sunday evening, Ostober 9, in iew of the departure of the following ui'slona- riepr Rev. John Newton, D. D., returning; Dev. A. Brodbead and his wife, returning; Rsv. Messrs. J. F. Holcomb and Y. Newton, andthelr wives; Rev. Messrs. Luca, Seller, and Seolr; Misses Hlckey and Craig all for India. And Miss Jackson, for Beirut. The party sailed in the Colorado on the 12th inst. - Fortv-three students are la attendance at Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, and more are expected by the 1st of January. The Rev. Dr. Smith has Just returned from New York, where he expended tho prtater portion of the three thousand dollars of the late Rev. U Powers in valuablo additions to the library of tho Seminary. A portion of the funds was sent abroad for the same purpose. Rev. A. A. Willits, D. D., will commence a series of sermons on Interesting incidents In the ministry of Christ, to-morrow evening, in the West Arch Street Presbyfcrlan Church. The first sermon of the course will be "Jesus in the Svnagogue at Nazareth." The ladles of the Oxford Presbyterian Church of this city raised over $8000 for the pur posclof furnishing the edifice, which was dedi cated last December. After the usual religious services on Wednesday evening last, the pastor, Rev. Frank L. Robbins, by re h nest of the Trus tees, invited them to undertake tho additional work of raisins: t:5000 for the rjurooee of en closing the property with an iron railing and laying down a stone nagging, and so completing the work of this noble church enterprise. The appeal was responded to with subscriptions on the spot to the amount of $2500, and a commit tee of five was appointed to solicit tho remain ing amount, which will doubtless be secured In a few days. Such a spirit of liberality on the part of the lades deserves honorable mention. EPISCOPAL. Great anxiety exists among the members of the disestablished Anglican Church in Ireland at the slowness of the growth of the Sustenta tion Fund. The yearlv contributions promised only amount to 18,000, and the donations to 264,000. These sums will not warrant commu tation, and the time is drawing nigh when the matter must be determined. Several letters have appeared in the Church journals advocat ing an immediate house-to-house collection. The "Mite-chests System," which has lately been introduced by the Protestant Episcopal Church In this country, as a -self-operating method for collecting funds in aid of mission work, is found to be a success. The Spirit of Missions says that 20.000 of these chests have been sent out for re-delivery before the 1st oi January. Less man ikmju gave returns ior the first half year of $7,777-73. The total reali zations, within one Tear from the day on which the lirst one was sent into tne tieiu, are esu mated in advance at from $25,000 to $30,000. The Southern Churchman, noticing the baptism by the Rev. G. S. Barten, D. D., rector of Christ Church, Norfolk, of twelve persons who preferred tho primitive Scriptural mode, says: "This is just as it should be. If persons prefer to be baptized by immersion, it should always be done." We learn from the New York Protestant Churchman that on the lot adjoining the "Home," on Eighty-ninth street, ground is to be broken for the erection of a new church, to be named "The Church of the Beloved Dis ciple." The expense of the building is borne entirely by Miss Talman, of that city, and it is designed as a memorial church. A rectory is also to be built next to the church. The total cost of both edifices will not be far from $150,000. LUTHERAN. The Lutheran Synod of North Carolina is in favor of abandoning a separate Southern organization and of reuniting with those Northern Synods which now constitute the General Council. The following resolutions were passed by the recent meeting of the synod "Restlved, i. That in the iu dement of this svnod the time has come when those sections of oar cnurcii, one in rami ana practice, should be con nected in one aeneral lodv. "3. That our delegates to the next meeting; of our Southern General Synod be Instructed to pre sent tho above resolution for the action of that cony." The Kirehenfreund laments the deficiency of uerman pastors to take charge of congregations in the General Synod. The editor It hows of eight congregations who need such pastors, and says he could find fields of labor for at least twenty-five more educated and pious German preachers within the next three months. The same paper 6aj's it will take a good many pre liminary teariugs asunder, and ten years, to get all Lutherans ready for union, and adds this curious expression: "We live in a period ot great iermentation, ana it aoth not yet appear urrifit tea cKall Kn " Arrangements have been made to .publish the Ecanrjelical Review (which was edited by me late ut. Btoevorj oimeras a new quarterly or as a continuation of the old review in a new series. Rev. Dr. J. A. Brown and Professor M. valentine will be the editors, assisted b; j;r. isprecner, liev. k. &. HtorK, Kev. J. 1 Stuck cnberg, nnd others. The jubilee anniversary of Maryland Synod was celebrated at Emmettsburg on the 4th in stant. It was formed in 1820 by eleven minis ters, not one ofowhoui is now alive. Rev. J . Seneker,of the Holston Synod,Tenn., has been suspended for preachinar. contrary- to the Confession, that "sorrow for sin is no part CONGREGATIONAL. In Northern and Central Illinois, within the last eight years, the Congregatlonalists have organized sixty-four churches, and have built ninety-three houses of worship sixty-four of which were for missionary churches. The church in Boston of which the Rev. Dr. Nchemiah Adams is pastor, and has been for over thirty years, has just chosen a colleague in the person of tho Rev. Henry M. Parsons, of Springfield, Mass. Dr. Adams is just now jour neying around the world in a vessel commanded by his son. METDOIJIST. The Western says that the membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church In -the States formerly known as 6lave States is as follows: Georgia, 21,000, 14,000 being whites; Alabama, Missouri Conference, 11,000 whites; St. Louis Conference, 15,000 whites; Mississippi, 1000 whites; West Virginia, 2i,00 whites; South Carolina, 000 whites: Texas, 500, not counting 4000 German Methodists; Louisiana, 000 whites, making a total of white membership of between 150,000 and 160,000. The missionary report of the New Connec tion MeUiodlsts of Canada gives the following statistics: Chapels, parsonages, 0o; classes, 301; congregations, 428; circuit preachers, 87; local preachers, 120; members, 812'.; Sunday schools, 108; scolars, 8842; teachers, 1120; value of chapel and parsonage property, $234,120: amount raised for Mission Fund, $8,266-38. Tho Methodist Church South are doing all they can to rid themselves of their missionary debt. The St. Louis Conference recently raised $2300 lor that purpose and the Loulsvll'e Con ference an extra collection of $1500. It O.MAN CATHOLIC. One of the consequences of the occupation of Rome by thejtalians Is likely to be the sup pression of the monastic orders, and the confis cation of their property, the same as has been the case throughout tho Kingdom of Italy. The Jesuits have already beeu compelled to leave Rome. They have also been expelled from Marseilles. A rich Parsee has made a donation of 18,000 francs to the College of St. Francis Xavier, at Bombay. Two-thirds of this sum are to be ex pended on a tower to bear the name of the bene factor. The remainder are to be devoted to the foundation of a burse for indigent students. ItEFOSMED. At the lateoieetlog of the Classisof Hudson He Rev. R. M. Whitbeck applied for a letter of dismifision from this classfs, to connect him self with toe Methodist Episcopal Church in the New York Conference. By resolution ot classis this application was granted. At a meeting of the Board of Trust of Frank lin College, Ohio, the degree of D. D. was una nimously conferred upon the Rev. Edwin 11. Nevin, pastor of the Reformed Church of Lan caster, Pa. iu,uuu, one-uau oeing wnites; Tennessee, lU.oUJ, 7500 being whites; North Carolina, :500 whites; Virginia. 5000 whites: Kentucky. 13.500 whites: c P6 Ckht La dim' VRfrr. 80 Cknt La dim' V.bt Is of superior make. sightly and warm. Many tell it for one dolUr. OW UOU.A L.APTK8' VEST, "Excellent fabric, stitehed with silk. $wo Vrbt, Fine Merino, handsomely shaped, and Is having a large sale. Also, a inn iron oi oner Kronen. MSN'S Underwear Pkicks Rsnrcsn. 60 Cents Mich's oood Quality Shirts. 78 Crnth Swfitly Heavy Shirts. 11 Shirts Bust Okffrko. fl 40 Fink Merino, Well Made. 11-66 Fine S axon y, Worth Mors. Children's Wear Pricks Reduced. John M. Finn, S. E. corner Arch and Seventh streets. Ten Cent Zephyr. Ten Cbkt Zephyr. This Zephyr equals In brilliancy of colors the best Imported Zephyrs, and bas no superior among Ame rican manufacturers. It Is suited for all knitting purposes, such as Caps, Shawis, Afghans, etc. Last winter it had an Immense sale, and to secure a still larger demand this season, Mr. Finn oircrs it at tho low figure of ten cents per ounce. He has also opened a full line oi zephyr embroidered slippers, and a large variety and grades or Stocking Yarns, which are reduced to unprecedented low prices. John M.Finn, S. E. corner Arch and Seventh streets. New Clocks, New Clocks, At Kerr's CniNA Hall. Now open, of our own Importation, a new. and choice selection of Tarls Clocks, In Marble and Bronze. Clocks from 27 each to HOOO a set. Clocks for the Parlor. Clocks for the Sitting-room. ' clocks for the Dikiko-room. Clocks for the Chamber. Those in want of a good Clock will find at the China Hall a large assortment from which to choose, at the lowest prices. Every Clock war ranted. James K. Kerr A Brothers, China Hall, no. 1218 Cheskpt street. We have been laboring for several weeks at our f 10 suits, like those sold on Market street for 1 12, only ours are a great deal better cut, made, and trimmed, and determined not to announce them until we had a stock sufficient that all may be supplied to morrow. Saturday morning we will open with thousands of 9, 12, 115, 1S, and f 20 Fall and Win ter Suits, for style,quality, and cheapness far surpass ing anything ever offered to the public. All are cor dlally invited to eall and examine them at the Great Brown Stone Clothing Hall of Rockblll A Wilson, Nob. 603 and COS Chesnut street. WrrnouT Spot or Sediment. Phalon's Vltalia, or Salvation for the Hair, has no bad smell, and does not stain the skin. It has no Ingredient that sub sides In the form of filthy sediment. Consequently, It Is not shrouded in darkened bottles. The natura color of the hair, however completely it may have faded our, is invariably reproduced by me v nana. Sold by all druggists. In Thousands of Cases. Mrs. Wlnslow's Sooth ing Syrup for all diseases with which chlldsen are aitiicted, such as teething, griping in. the bowels, wind coke, etc., has been used with perfect and never-falling success in thousands of cases. It softens the gums, reduces Inflammation and allays all pain. Mothers, do not fall to procure it. Mr. William W. Cassidt, the Jeweller at No. 8 Boath Second street, has one of the largest and most attractive stocks of all kinds of Jewelry and Silver ware in the city. He has also on hand a fine assort ment of fine American Western Watches. Those who purchase at this store at the present time are certain to get the worth of their money. Public Sale of the premises No. 1221 Walnut street, by Thomas A Sons, on Tuesday, November 1. Has modern Improvements, Is centrally located, and specially desirable for a professional man. Sale peremptory. We have been using the Old Dominion Table Sauce, and lind it just what It is represented to be the luxury of the season. It is manufactured by s. J. Torbert, corner Arch and Water streets. IIebner's Dining Saloon, No. 43 South Second street. Ten additional waiters in attendance to-dav to accommodate the rush for heavy dinners at light prices. EDUCATIONAL. HALLOWELL SELECT niGH SCHOOL FOR Young Men and Boys, which has been re moved from No. 110 N. Tenth street. wUl be oDened on September 12 In the new and more commodious buildings Nob. 112 and 114-N. NINTH Street. Neither effort nor expense baa been spared In fitting up the rooms, to make this a first-class school of the highest grade. x A Preparatory Department Is connected with the scnooi. rarents ana stuaents are invited to call and examine the rooms and consult the Principals irom v a. Ju. irU x . iu. Huer August 10. GEORGE EAfcTBURN, A. B., JOHN G. MOORE, M. S., 817tf Principals. TT Y. L.A IJOKItll ACII'M -A-le ACAlJiM Y , ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS. No. 108 South TENTH Street A Primary, Elementary, and Finishing School for ooys and young men. Persons Interested in educa tion are invited to can and witness the method or teaching and discipline practised. Circulars at Mr. Warburton's, No. 430 Chesnut street, or at the Academy. Open for visitors from 9 A. M. to 4 i . in. s ao JDGEHILL SCHOOL MERCHANTVILLE, N. J., Four Miles from Philadelphia, Next session begins MONDAY, October 3. For circulars apply to 3 21 ly Kev. T. W. CATTELL. YOUNG MEN'S AND BOYS' ENGLISH, CLASSI CAL AND COMMERCIAL INSTITUTE, No. 13U8 MOUNT VERNON Street. Preparation for Business or College. Has a Preparatory Department. Rev. J. G.S11INN, A. M., Principal. 19 1 smtu2ia KENRY O. THUNDER'S MUSICAL ACADE my, No. 1028 PINK Street, is now open for the reception of pupils. See circulars at Music Stores, onu o lfours 8 to o A. INI, and 1 to 3 P. M. lOUlm DYE AND PRINT WORKsl 1819 KTAIIMMIB 1819 Sew York lyelns: and Printing: lgiaulilimentf STAT EN ISLAND. No. 40 North EIGHTH Street, West Side, Philadelphia. 88 DUANE St. and 152 BROADWAY, New York. 166 and 168 PIERREPONT St., Brooklyn. This old and well-known company, now In the second half century of Its existence, is prepared, as URiial, to Dye, Ckanne and Finixh every variety of ladles', gentlemen's, and children's garments, and l lcce Good 8 in their usual superior manner. Notk These are our only offices. 8 20 tnthaSm 8JCAMCD OYSTERS! nALP PECK FOR 25 CENTS. Large stews and Panned V...25 cents Saddle Rock Roast 60 The iflnebt Quality of Salt and Fresh Oysters in the shell. TRIPE AND OYSTERS. BROILED OY8TERS, FK1KD OYSTERS. Especial attention given to STEAMED OYSTERS I ! I.. 1MSACII, OYfcTER PLASTER AND DEALER, N. K CornerNINTaandCHESNCT Streets. Eating bar supplied with all the delicacies or the season. g? thstutf SAXON GREEN NEVER FADES. 8 16m PROPOSALS. IROrOSAia FOR ARMY TRANSPORTATION JN TEXAS. IlBADQCAItTltRS DUP A WTIf SWT OF TlXAR, CHIXF CJrARTBRMARTSR'S OFFIC Aijbtin. Tiiul Rent. IK. 1 nca, V B, 1879.) ' Sealed Proposals, in triplicate, will be received at thin office until 12 M., on THURSDAY, the 1st day TKAMS1 OKTATION OF ARMY SUPPLIES from the 1st day of January, 1871, to the 81st day of December, ftTl, on the following rontes, vis. : ItUUiHi WO, DT WATkR), From the wharf at Brazos Bantiairo. Taxam. tn Fort Brown, Texas, and From Fort Brown, Texas, to Ringgold Barracks, Texas ; per 100 poundsor whole distance between each point. jTopoBaiH win aiso buiio me rates at wnicn bid ders propose to transport to or from each of the above named points, officers and enlisted men with their suthorlzed allowance of baggage. ROUTE No. 8. From Ringgold Barracks. Texas, to Fort Mcintosh. Texas. HOUTB NO. 4. From Indian ola, Texas, or the terminus of the Mexican Gulf Railroad to San Antonio. Texas. . ROUTE No. 6. From San Antonio, Texas, to Fort Mcintosh, Texas. Fort Dnncan, Texas. Fort Clark, Texan. Fort McKavett, Texas. Fort Concho, Texas. Fort Stockton, Texas. Fort Davis, Texas. Fort Griffin, Texas. Fort Richardson, Texas. And any posts that may be hereafter established in Northwest Texas, south of Red river. Posts west of Fort Davis will be supplied by Gov ernment teams. ROUTE NO. 6. From the Ship's Taeklo at Galveston, Texas, to Bremoml, Texas, or the terminus of the Texas Cen tral RaUroad. ROUTE No. 7. From Bremond, Texas, or the terminus of the Texas Central Railroad, to Fort Grlllln, Texas. Fort Richardson, Texas. And any posts that may be hereafter established south of Red Klver in Northwestern Texas. The transportation to be furnished exclusively by horne or mule teams Except in cases of emergency, this service may be performed by one train ptr month. Returning trains will transport supplies from point to point on the direct route of return towards the initial point, or to any point or points beyond the first point of destination, at contract rates; and Bhould trains be sent from their original point of destination to another point empty, half the contract rates shall be allowed, for the distance travelled empty, on tne amount or stores to ne transported, and full rates for the distance travelled after load ing. Bidders will state the rate per 100 pounds per 100 miles at which they will transport supplies, which win mcinue tne transportation 01 supplies accom nanvlng the movement of troops. Each bid must be accompanied by a guarantee of at least two responsible persons (whose responsi bility must be certified by the cleric of a Oourt of Record) that the bidder is competent to carry out the contract if awarded to him.; and the residence and post office address of each bidder and guarantor niuBt be stated. The amount of bond renuired from the contractor for each route will be thirty thousand (30,000) dol lars. Forms ot contract may be Been at the Quarter master's office at Galveston, Indlanola, San Antonio. Ringgold Barracks, Brownsville, Fort Mcintosh, and at this office. The Government reserves the right to nse its own means of transportation for this service when deemed advisable to do so, and to reject anyi or an oiub onerea. Any further information will be promptly fur nlshed on application in person or by letter to this omce. Proposals must be plainly endorsed on the en velone : "Proposals for Army Transportation on Route no. " and addressed to the undersigned. By order of Brevet Major-General Reynolds, Com manuing Department. JAMES A EK.IN. Deputy Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army, chief i w. Dept. oi xexas. iu o 101 17NG1NEER OFFICE FOR HARBOR DEFENSES, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 20. 1ST0. SEALED PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re ceived at this office until 12 o'clock noon of the 81st day of October next ensuing, for the removal of the following "OBSTRUCTIONS" from the Channel of dames river, irginia, oeiow Kicnmond, viz. : At WARWICK BAR, about Ave miles below Rich vAn ? YDAsil.'Ci ft tVtaA Bnrrriya Ki Afk n nil CA -ta At DKURY'S BLUFF, about seven miles below Richmond, wreck of iron-clad ram Fredericksburg, sunk with armor, guns, etc. on board; iron gunboat Raleigh, lbO tons; steamer Jamestown (wooden), 1200 tons, sunk with gnns on board ; steamer Curtis recu, 4ou ioiib; Bcnoonera vvyme, itoaen, sou and 225 tons : brig, 175 tons ; and a schooner of 60 or 100 tons, name unknown ; also IS or 20 cribs of timber ana Bione, eacn aooui n leci square, averaging 18 feet deep. At T RENTS, or ORAVE-YARD REACH, ten miles below Richmond, wreck of ' Gallego,'' 250 tons; wreck of pilot-boat "Plume," R7 tons. Below A1KENS, or VARiNA, about twenty nines irom iciciimona, vi u u pnes, remains oi oia bridge. Proposals will be received for the removal of all the obstructions named above, or a portion but single olds are preferred for entire removal of all obstructions at each point, as named above; or to give a channel at Drury's '(. 250, wide and 18 feet deep at low water, near ngnt Dank or river, and entire removal as above at other points. . Each proposal must state time within which the work wilj De finished, and the method or manner of removal proposed, whether by blasting or other wise. Some of the wrecks may be of considerable value, and the bids will state what sum of money, If any, in addition to the material removed, will be demanded for the work done. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids for any reason deemed sufficient by the undersigned. Proposals will be opened at 1 P. M. of the 31st day of October next ensuing, In presence of such bidders as may choowe to attend. Forms of proposals to be had at this office. SEALED SEPARATE PROPOSALS, In dupli. cate, will also be received at the same time, for the excavation of earth required to reopen "Dutch Gap Canal," according to plans, etc., in this office, in volving removal of about 67,000 cubic yards of earth, some above and some below water; none to be carried over one-nuarter mile. Price per yard, -measured either In cut or embankment, to be given. Proposals muBt be In "Duplicate," endorsed "Pro posals for removing obstructions In James River, ' and for opening Dutch' Gap Canal." each accompa nied by a print, d copy of this advertisement, and addressed to COL. WM. P. CRAIGIIILL, Union Bank Building, 10 20Ct Baltimore, Md. UNITED STATES ENGINEER OFFICE, NO 208 S. FIFTH Street. PllILADBLriHA, Oct, 21, 1370. Sealed Proposals, in duplicate, with a copy of this advertisement attached to each, will be received at this Office until 12 o'clock M. of MONDAY, the 21st day of November, 1S70, for materials and labor "for repairing the Stone Piers belonging to the United Slates In the harbor of New Castle, Delaware." Separate proposals hiust be made for each class of material and labor. Materials will be required as follows : CLASS I. About 1800 lineal feet of hemblock timber for crib work. CLASS II. About 1500 pounds Iron bolts" and spikes for crib work, and 250 pounds cast-iron dowels for securing face stone. CLASS nu Sufficient stone to do the repairs (both face stone and rubble) are on hand at the piers, except angle stone, which will be ottered for by the cubic foot. Labor is required as follows : CLASS I. Repairs to crib work and putting down a platform for stone superstructure. CLASS II. CnttlLg dovetail joints and dowel holes to the face stones on hand, and putting all the stone as required, both fa(5 stones and filling, in place. Proposals for furnishing timber will be by the lineal foot; for bolts, spikes, and dowels by the pound; for labor on timber, by the lineal foot in place, Including care of timber and Iron delivered; for cutting stone for each header and for each stretcher; for settiBg face stones, for the lot; for patting rubble In place, per perch of 85 cublo tecu . ' All materials and labor to be of the best quality, subject to inspection, aud rejection if not approved. A deduction of ten (10) per centum to be made on partial pa) menu. Envelopes to be endorsed "Proposals for repairing the Stono Piers belout'liif to the l uted States iu the harbor of New Castle, Delaware." l or blank forms for proposals and further infor mation, inquire at this Office, where pi a is and draw iugsofthe work can be Beeu. KURTZ JO is 6t I.leutenant-Co'onel of Engineers. PROPOSALS. ROFOSALS FOR REVENUE STAMPS. PROPOSALS will be received nntu TT'Ksn A V. th first day of November next, at 19 o'clock at noon, for furnishing complete Revenue stamps, of the fol lowing classes, denominations, and sizes in nmnnnt use, and as hereinafter Bpectticd, viz. i l LAW) i. Adhesive SUmps General and Proprietary, viz : General One cents, two cents, three cent, four Cents, five cents, six rents, ten cents, fifteen cents, twenty cents, twenty-five cents, thirty cents, fortj cents, fifty cents, sixty cents, seventy cents, one miliar, uuo uuiisr man tniny cents, one dollar aud fifty cents, one dollar and sixty rents, one dollar and ninety cents, two dollars, two dollars and fifty cents, three dollars, three dollars and fifty cents, five dol lars, ten dollars, twenty dollars, twenty-flve dollars, fifty dollars, and two hundred dollars. Proprietary One cent, two cents, three cents, four cents, and five cents. ULAS3 11. Beer stamps, hogsheads, barrels, half hart-pin. thir.i barrels, quarter barrels, sixth barrels, and eighth M VIOt CLASS III. Stamps for distilled spirits, tax nald. 10 irniinnQ on gallons, 80 gallons, 40 gallons, 60 gallons, 60 gallons, 70 gallons, N) gallons, M gallons, loo gallons, no gal lons, 120 gallons, and 130 gallons. CLAM IV. Stamps for distilled BDtrlts. "other than t.T.niri distillery warehouse, rectilled spirits, and wholesale liquor acaiers. CLASS V. Tobacco stamps, Vf pound. 1 nonnd. 8 pounds. pounds, 6 pounds, 10 pounds, 15 pounds, BO pounds, 21 pounds, 22 pounds, 40 pouuds, and 60 pounds. viukh i, io oe gummea, onco, ana perforated, and prepared for issue In sheets. Class 8, without gumming and nerforation. nre. pared for issue in sheets, 20 stamps on a sheet. lass k, witnoui gummiug, to be engraved with nine coupons and one stub attached to each stamp, each stamp and stnb to be numbered In serial num bers, and bound in book form. Each book to con tain 160 stamps, three on a page, and book to be ap propriately lettered and nuinlwred. Bidders will also make proposals for this class of stamps, as above, 8(i0 stamps to the book. Class 4, without gumming and perforation, each Stamp to have an engraved Blub attached, stamps and stubs to be numbered tn serial numbers, and bound In book form. Each book to contain 400 stamps, 4 on a page, and bound, lettered, and num bered. Class B, x pound to 6 pounds inclusive, wlthont icuiumiug auu penorauon, io De issueu in snccts, 12 stamps on a sheet. All the other denominations mentioned, excepting the 15 pounds, to be engraved with stub attached, stamps and stubs to numbered In serial numbers, and bound In book form, each book to contain 4(H) stamps, 6 stamps on a page, and bound, lettered, and numbered. The IB-pound stamps to be as above, with the addition of nine coupons, attached to each stamp. Bids are also asked for the M to 6-pounds stamps Inclusive, to be prepared and bound in book form, as uiiuve ucscnueu, wiui siuob, duc witnout tne cou pons. Specimens of the above-mentioned stamps may be seen at the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and sizes and descriptions taken there- irom. Bidders will state the price per thousand stamps, separately. Inclusive and exclusive of naDer. de liverable at their place of business, and also at the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue In Washington. The cost of delivery should be Blven. both inclusive and exclusive of the cost of packing ana ooxmg. juus wui oe iuaae separately ior print ing in one and two colors. Stamps of class 1, the principal col r to be permanent and the other f uirl- tlve. All the other classes mentioned to be nrintud in permanent colors. The additional cost of print ing a tint upon the stamps printed In one color should also be stated. Bidders will state in their bids the mode of mint ing proposed by them, whether plate printing or surface printing. Each bid to be accompanied with a specimen of tne style of engraving and tne quality or paper pro posed to be furnished, and the accepted bidder, bo fore the final consummation of a contract, will be required to furnish proof impressions of the en- gravmgs or tne several Kinus ana denominations of stamps. The contract will require all designs, dies, and plates to be prepared, and dies and plates to be, kept nrigni ana Bnarp, ana mat new ana aaaitional (Ir-RloiiR. dies, and nlates shall be made either for thn nresent kinds and denominations of stamns or others, without charge, at the pleasure of the Secre tary of tne Treasury ana tne Jommtssioner of In ternal Revenue, and all such designs, dies, and plates to be the property of and delivered to the United States Treasury Department, at the termina tion or the contract, or Whenever demanded by said department. That the stamps shall be prepared and delivered of such kinds and denominations, and In snch Quantities, and at such times, as the Com missioner of Internal Revenue for the time being may direct. A statement of the numbers of stamps issued dur ing the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1S70, may be seen at the office of the Commissioner. And that all measures and precautions which the Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall deem ne cessary to take in order to protect the Government against fraud or negligence on the part of the con tractor or his employes shall be taken at the proper charge and expense of the contractor. No bids will be considered except from parties who have been, or are, actually engaged in the business of steel engraving and printing, and provided with all the necessary facilities to execute the work promptly and give the requisite protection to the stamps, dies, and plates in their possession. Parties not known to the Department will furnish proof as to these points. Bidders will state the time from the date of the contract, If awarded, when they will be ready to commence delivering the stamps, and their daily capacity for delivery there- Bids may be made for any one class of stamps mentioned In this notice, or for all. Each bid must be accompanied by a guarantee of at least two responsible persons that, in case the bid is accepted and a contract entered into, they will become sureties in such reasonable sum as may be required by the Government for the faithful perform ance of the contract. The contract to be made for not less than one year nor more than three years, as may be agreed upon. In awarding the contract the Commissioner re serves the right to reject any or all proposals in case it Khali appear to be for the interebt of the Govern ment to do so. Proposals should be carefully sealed and marked "Proposals for Revenue Stamps," and addressed to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. C. DELANO, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. October 10, 1S70. Approved GEORGE S. LOUTWELL, 10 13 I2t Secretary. SHIPPINU. FOR LIVERPOOL AND OUEEN8 'TOWN. Inman Line of Royal Mail bieaiuers are appointed to sail aa follows : City of Brussels, Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 A. M. Etna (via Halifax), Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 12 noon. City of WashlngtonUaturday, Nov. 6. at P. AL City of Paris, Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 A. M. and each succeeding Saturday and alternate Tues day, from pier No. 45 North river. RATES OF PASSAGE. Payable In gold. Payable In currency. First Cabin T5,Steerage 3 To Loudim 80 To London so To Paris f. 90 To Halifax SO To Paris 84 To Halifax la Passengers aiso forwarded to Havre. Hamburg-. Bremen, etc., at reduced ratea Tickets can be bought here at moderate rates by persons wishing to send for tneir friends. For further Information apply at the company's onlce. JOHN G. DALE, Agent. No. 15 Broadway, N. Y. I Or to O'DONNKLL & FAULK, Agents, 46 No. 408 CHESNUT Street. Philadelphia. &Sf. PHILADELPHIA, RI CIIMOND r. m. -. - it, NORFOLK PTK A MSHIP LINK, ltiKUUdli FREIGHT AIR LINK TO THUS SOUTH A NIj W H-8T INCREASED FACIUTIK8 AND REDUCED RATES FOR lh7u. Steamer leave every WKDNK8D AY and SATURDAY, at 1 J o'clock noon, from FIRST WUAhE above MAR. K.HT Street. . RETURNING. leave RICHMOND MONDAYS and THURSDAYS, and NORFOLK. TUESDAVS and HA 'oBUl of Lading signed after U o'clock on aailins UROUGH RATES to all points in North and Sooth Carolina, via Seaboard Air Line Railroad, connecting at Portsmouth, and te Lynuubuijr, Va., Tennessee, and the West, via Virginia and 'i'cnuedaee Air Line ana KM'h"aond and Danville Railroad. Freight HANDLED BUTOriGE, and takes at LOWER HAliiS THAN AN V OTHER LINK. No charge for commission, draa-. or any expense o "tea" ship insnr at lowest ratea FTeignt raebived daily. tUtS Rn,acc,mmc;.aUon.Aforf jra. No. 13 8. WHARVKSand Pier 1 N. W II A it V KM. W. V. POH'I EH. Agent at Richmond and City Point. T. P. ORUWKLL A CO., Ageuu at Nuilolk. U I afS' mm rj UH.L W A HO AND CHESAPEAKE ."USt!Tl.'AM TOW BO AT COMPANY towed between Philadelphia, Baiiluiore, Uavre-de-Orace, Delaware City, an d In. ter mediate rxuuia. w IIXIAM P. CLYDB k CO.. Agents. Capta'n JOHN LAI UHLJN. bupenntenaeuL C-illce, No. 13 South Wlarves PJadelphia, 1 11 j SHIPPINO. g P E C I A L NOTICE TO SHIPPERS VIA SAVANNAH, GA. FREIGHT WILL BE FORWARDED) X3with our usual despatch to all points on the WESTERN AND ATLANTA. MEMPHIS- AND CHARLESTON, ALABAMA AND CHAT TANOOGA, ROME, SELMA, ROME AND DAL- TON, SELMA AND MERIDIAN, VICKSBTJRGr AND MERIBI&N, MOBILE AND OHIO. NEW ORLEANS, JACKSON AND GREAT NORTH ERN RAILROADS, all Landings on the COOSA RIVER. Through Bills of Lading given, and rates guaran- tied to all points in the South and Southwest. WILLIAM L. JAMES, General Agent, 10 IT tf No, 130 South THIRD street. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE PHILADEL P1IIA AND SOUTHERN MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY will not receive freight for Texas ports. WILLIAM L. JAMES, 9 23 Gnnpral A front riMlB REGULAR BTKAMSUIPS ON THE BH1. L LADKLPH1A AND CHARLESTON STEAM SHIP LINE are ALONE authorized to lssne thronco bills of ladltg to interior points South and West la connection with South Carolina Railroad Company. ALFRED L. TYLER, Vice-President So. C. RR. CO PTTTI..MliT.I PUT A 1 vn SATTn-nvnu - . . - . . . ttoi k:jj A u n, r ; "Wo milium iu n. rt viv The VA.OO will -Til fori New Orleans dirsct. oa Tuesday, Norember I. at 8 A. M. oa Tba JUNIATA will aaii from Kew Orleans, via Ha vana, on , October --. I UKOUOH BILLS UP LADING at aa low ratea as by ny other route RiTen to Mobile, aad to all points on tha Misoidfiippi riei between New Orleaaa and Bt. Lotus. Ked River freifrbU reabippad at New Orleaoa withonk o barge of oeznmiaaiona KFKLY "NK TO 8ATANNAH, GA. RTbe TONAWAKDA will eall tor (Savannah on Bator day, October fcj, at B A. M. lb W YOMINU will sail from BaTannan on Satnr day, October 22. THROUGH BILLS OF LADING riven to all thaprin. Cipal towns in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, 'Misaieeippi. Louisiana, Arkaaeaa, and Tenneaeee in connection wit a the Central Railroad of Georgia, Atlantio and Golf Rail, road, and Florida learner a, at aa low ratea a bi oomneUna Linee. SEMI-MONTHLY LINK TO WILMINGTON. It. O. The PIONKEK will aa.il for Wilmington on Batnrdar. October SW, at A. M. Ketoininc, wtU leave Wilming ton 8atnrday, November 5. Oonneote with the Cape Fear River Steamboat Oom. panv, the Wilmington and Weldon and North Carolina Railroads, and the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad te all interior point. Freight for Columbia. 8. O., and Anjrnsta, Ge., taken via W llminarton, at as low rates aa by any ether route. Insurance effected when requested by shipper. Bills ef lading signed at Queen street wharf on er Wore das of sailing. WILLIAM L. JAHE8, General Agent. 1 15 No. W South THIRD Street iAL klu unirrui w r inn rtvv flftQ LORILLARD STEAMSHIP COMPANY I Oil NEW YORK, SAILING EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY. RATES TEN CENTS PER 108 POUNDS, FOUR CENTS PER CUBIC BXOT. ONE CENT PER GALLON, HIllP'S OPTION. INSURANCE BY THIS LINE ONE-EIGHTH OP ONE PER CENT. Extra rates on small packages Iron, metals, etc No secelpt or bill of lading signed for less than Ofty cents. Hoods forwarded to all points free of commissions. Throngh bills of lading given to Wilmington, N. C, by the steamers of this line leaving New ork tri weekly. V For further particulars apply to JOHN F. OHL, PIER 19 NORTH WHARVES. N. B. The regular shippers by this line will be charged the above rates all winter.' Winter rates commence December IB. S8 9 FOR NEW YORK, VIA DELAWARE and Raritan CanaL iSWIFTSURJS TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. DESPATCH AND 8WIFTSURB LINES, Leaving dally at 13 M. and 0 P. M. Tne steam propellers of this company will com mence loading on the 8th of March. Through In twenty-four hours. Goods forwarded to any point free of commission Freights taken on accommodating terms. Apply to WILLIAM M. BAIRD & CO., Agents, 45 NO. 133 South DELAWARE Avenue. FOR NEW YORK, via Delaware and Kantan canal. EXPRESS STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The steam Propellers of the line will commence loading on the 8th instant, leaving daily as usual. THROUGH IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. Goods forwarded by all the lines going out of Ne York, North, East, or West, free of commission. Freights received at low rates. WILLIAM P. CLYDE A CO., Agents, No. 13 8. DELAWARE Avenue. JAMES IIAND, Agent, No. 119 WALL Street, New York. 3 it NEW EXPRESS LINE TO ALEX AN 'drla, Georgetown, and Washington, iD. C. via Chesapeake and Delaware CanaL with connections at Alexandria from the most direct route for Lynchburg, Bristol, Knoxvllle, Nashville, Dalton, and the Southwest. Steamers leave regularly every Saturday at noon torn the first wharf above Market street. Freight received dally. WILLIAM P. CLYDE A CO., No. 14 North and South WHARVES. . HYDE & TYLER, Agents at Georgetown; M, ELDR1DGE A CO., Agents at Alexandria. 6 1 OORDAOE, ETC WEAVER & CO., UOrU NA.HUrACTVUEBI AMD 81I1P ClIACVUaLUfitH, No. 89 North WATER Street and No. 23 North WHARVES, Philadelphia. ROPE AT LOWEST BOSTON AND NEW YORS; PRICES. 41 CORDAGE. Manilla, Sisal and Tarred Cordagt AtLowsct New York Prtoee aad Freights. EDWIN II. FITL.EK oV CO Factory, TENTH St. and GERMANTOWB Avenue.' Store. No. 23 . WATKR Bt and 23 N DELAWAKB Avenue. 41312m PHILADELPHIA! CUTLERY, ETO. . RODGERS A WOSTENnOLM'S POCKET KNIVES, Pearl and Stag handles, and beautirul finish; ' Kodgeis', and Wade At Butcher's Razors, and the celebrated Le coultre Razor; Ladles' Scissors, In cases, of the finest quality ; Kodgers Table Cutlery, Carvers and Forks, Razor Strops, Cork Screws, etc. Ear In struments, to assist the hearing, of the most ap proved construction, at P. MADEIRA'S, No. lis TENTH Street, below Chesnut, ROOFINQ. READY ROOFIN G This Roofing Is adapted to all buildings. It can be applied to STEEP OR FLAT ROOFS atone-half the expense of tin. It Is readily put on old bhtugle Roofs without removing the shingles, thus avoiding the damaging of callings and furniture while undergoing repairs. (No gravel used.) PRLSERVB Yi.l R TIN ROOFS WITH WEL TON'S ELASTIC PAINT. I am always prepared to Repair aud Paint Roofs at short notice. Also, PAINT FOR SALE by tho barrel or gallon: the best and cheapest In tut market. W. A. WELTON 1 179 No. Til N. NINTH St. above Coatefc BUILDING MATERIALS. E E. THOMAS & CO., OIALSHB Of Dcors. Blinds, Sash, Shutters WIN DC W FRAMES, ETC, . w. oo a bb or EIGHTEENTH and MAKKET Street!