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THIS DAILY ITVttmiNU TKLEUUAFH PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1870.
THE UN AUTO. j Art la rttfTnitalvhta. Mr. O. R. Rnieht has just completed a very Interesting pic In1 re upon an interesting (abject. It is entitled 'Otcello at the house of ftrabau tio,'1 and TepfeOTts the Moor as he describes the progress of his courtship in his famous de fence before tho Ben at e: "Ker fatur loved rne ; of t in vlte 1 mr ; Villi u-itentloin-d me the story of ray lire, FroiH year i year: the battles, sieges, fortunes Tlitt 1 have fiass'd. I ran it through, even from my iinylsh days, To ihe Terr moment when he bade rae tmi it,. Wherein i spoke ol mom disastrous chanoss, Or movt accident, by (loud and Ueld ; Of batr-fcreaath scapes 1" the Imminent deadly breach ; Of betn taken by the Insolent foe, And cld to slavery ; ol my redemption thence, And porta rice iu my travel's history: Wherein of antres vast, and desert Idle, Jion'n qnarries, rocks, and hills whose hea H touch heaven, II was my hint to speak, sorb was the process; An of the cannioals tnat each other eat, And anthropophagi, and msu whose heads Do grar beneath tbelr shoulders. These things to hear, Wonld Desdemona seriously Incline: l!nt still the house ailalrs would draw her thence ; Vhle.h ever as she could with haste disputes fhc'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour iny discourse' Mr. Knight has represented "Othello,' "Desdemona, " and "Brabantlo" sitting io a quaintly ornamented window overlooking a email conrt-jard such as is attached to most Venetian palaces. A group of musicians and attendantswitbin the room, and the accessories, nch as the wine-cooler, ewer, and other arti cles of precious metal and Venetian glass, show that the occasion is a festive one. "Othello," with a handsomo, thoughtful face, is telling his etory to "Brabantio," although it is evident that he regards "Deedemona,"ratber than her father, as his most important auditor. "Brabantio ' raises bis hand in wonder at the marvels told by the Moor, while the lady is too absorbed in gating upon the eloquent face and in listening to the wonderful narrative "of movinar acci dents by flood and field" that pours from the lips of "Othello" to make any outward signs of astonishment, but indicates by her rapt attitude more than the could by gesture how much 6he is moved by the story of the dusky warrior. All of these three figures are admirably ex pressive, and the picture, as every good picture should, tells its story at a glance. The accesso ries are in excellent keeping, and are managed with remarkable skill, so as not only to relieve the principal group, but so as to produce a rich and harmonious composition. The architecture is earefnlly studied from photographs and from Mr. Knight's owa sketches made in Venice, and although absolute accuracy in a mitter of this kind is not tho greatest s iUr alum, it is never theless important, and iu the present instanee it undoubtedly adds to the value and the interest of the painting. In its color quality this work shows considerable advance over Mr. Knisht's previous efforts, and in drawing, combination, and other important technical points it indi cates the results of intelligent and conscientious study. The artist has arranged the picture for exhibition in his studio, No. 1123 Chesnut treet, and it may be seen there for a few days, after which it will be removed to the Union League Ilouse, where it will be one of ihe pro minent features of the artists' reception to be held daring the latter part of the present week. A new "Venus," by tho veteran artist, Wil liam Page, is now on exhibition at No. 1125 Chesnut street. This work is very much in the style of the one by the same artist which was shown in this city about eight years ago, and represents Venus standing upon a shell and wafted over the sea as she guides the ships of vIOneas to the shores of Latiuru. The figure is not altogether ungraceful, Mr. Page having taken some antique statue for a model, but it is very insipid and expressionless, and is charac terized by much bad drawing. The extremities, In particular, are very badly made out, and the heid is either to large or is made to appear so by the manner in which the ugly carroty hair is arranged The arti6t evidently intends this for a color picture, but the color is worse than the draw ing, and in attempting to give it the rich tone that the hand of a master no less than the effects of lime has fixed upon the canvas of Titian, he "glazed" so deeply with a smudgy brown that there is really no color quality left. it is by looking at such performances as this that many persons get the wrong idea that color and tone mean dirt and blackness, and that these are the qualities connoisseurs admire in the works of the master artists. Let any one who is curious upon this subject compare Page's J'Venus ' with an old picture in the studio 'O Mr. Knight, next door. The latter is Rood bit not remarkable in color, and it is very black ' ith ate. Its color quality, however, is gennle, and is obtained by a much more legiti mawncthfed than an infinite series of brown glaite Nfir. Page's picture is a very indifferent wor ?d is wholly unworthy an artist of his reputation. fry nleasinsr bust of a little irirl. bv Mr, Howard Koberts, is on exhibition in Caldwell's window, Chesnut street, above' Ninth. This work is lttol character, and has all the appear ance i ucroiu -vceiient likeness. Contrary to the usual CU4l0 f 8Culptorg Mr. Roberts emseiicu w i .m. iat,n himself and the bust is thfeMore CUiiracterized by a more nreiH. Uuu, Xj,n he fiaer mdrklngi of the features and in th6h 8urfaee than if it -Mr. Edward Moran, ww ..,,,. h.m. eclf from public gaze for 6otn . lor jrand artistic sensation ittlv' ,f 1 , great sale of nearly a hundred wv .' . . . riiffflrpnt branrbeR of art Uiarint . , . . . x'vndscape anoLgure wiu oe repreocuicu. uuo vuv, , . it i , ,,, i i j. ioe ita- iwei oi mis eaie nui ue a uuusuu iuv . dialogue, which will be of Interest and le lota on artistic and literary grounds. ue -Mr. Rothermcl'd great picture of the "Battv cf Gettysburg" is fast approaching completion, sua at tne motion oi tue jirociuro ui iu Acaue- ay of Fine Arts a grand opening night has been arranged for the iJOth inst. at the Academy of Music, when the picture will be shown to the public for the first time. Afterwards it will be placed on exhibition in a building now being erected for it on Chesnut street, above Tiuth, the artist being unable to find a room anywhere in the city suitable for his purpose on account of the immense size of the picture. With re gard to the merits of Mr. Rctbermel's great work it is sufficient to say at the present time that it fully comes up to the expectations that were formed with regard to it. It is such a pic ture as no otnr artist In th country could pro duce, and it will be a fitting memorial of the great battle and a credit to the artist, the State of Pennsylvania, and the city of Philadelphia. J1TY mTBLUQBWCE, Tub "star" CorRBK'op Lecttrek. This evsn inir at the Academy of Music, John O. Saxe, Esq., u ill deliver bis humorous lecture on "Love." The third of the supplementary series of the "Star" rc urse f lectures will be delivered on. Thursday evening by Mitts Kate Field. A nAKD F.NTSRTAINV.ffHT IK Am OK SOI.MltlM Om-iUNit. In thr. eolrfto prints of lust week an fMAred a co mm animation over tho Higsatures f Itisliop Hlmpson, (General Meade, Hon. Daniel M. Fox, and urorf M. muarti taq., spnaictns; in lain terms of the work and wants ef the Sul'linr Orphan Asylum a! UettyMuufr. Pursuant t the re port oi vial commm.eo, a oeneot is to ne Rive" inn liattnnnl chnrity tn the name of the Nahhntn-se.hools of this city, at the Acudemv of Music, on the evening; i'f leecmher 1, and aniaMucc on tne artt riiiB n the nth of December. Tlie programme for these nUTtalnmeiitM has been gotten up with great care, e mbodying every required point of popular interest. Iiconsisisoi airciarc dt.i. cjnnini Alien, n. v., (lelineHtmg tin' topographic, historic, and hallowed In to rent or ralrst'uo, with a spirited description of the deep moral of the holy wars, the entire lec ture to be accomnauleu by elegant siereJiiUcsa Illustrations. The lecture will be preceded bv frill orchestra ratiHic, and the entertainment continued hy a con cert of a thousand trained voices from nine sections of the girls' prammur schools, rendering national and Christmas anthems. The musical part, of the Srogrsmme will t under the direction ar t'roressor eau Louis, the accomplished and sucoenHful Direc tor ol Music In the public schools tf Phlla-Mpnia. Tickets for the entertainments can be purchased of the Sunday-sahool Superint.eiidents. and at the. store of .1. E. Would, Wo. 9i Chesnnt street. Price or admission bo cents. Iteserved s. ats, Tt oenis. Sabbath-school scholars, 25 cents. Lkttfiir or administration have been granted during the past week to William Greslmer, No. 4ri5 M. Second street, administrator af estate of Jonas Oreslmer. To .losepB S. Handall. No. 24 S. Tnth street, ad ministrator oi esiateei Jianoan v. i ripner. To tiannan A. Kf nusdy, administratrix of estate of Iloph Kennedy. To Mary A. K. Jtellly. No. 821 Walnut street, ad ministratrix of estate or John A Reilly. To Edward Staippcn, Knq . No. 6:12 Walnat street. administrator of estate of William C. Meeds, late ef M arriaua. To Francis B. Oricr, administrator of estate ef Pennsylvania Tod Long. To .John M. Pleis, Jr., S. W. corner of Third and Poplar streets, CtiarlM K. Kreraer, No. 1W? N. Konrth street, and O. S. Bremer. No. 9V N. Third street, administraters of estate of J oh a M. new, .ir. To William Brooke Kawlc. Esq.. No. Tl Walnut street, administrator of estate of James Hamilton Jieirne. To Klchard AMinrst Bowie, Ksq., No. 149 Srtrnce street, adiulniHirator of estate of Anna and Andrew Howie, To Caroline J.ntat, No. 1033 l'arrlsh street, admin istratrix, and John r. J.ut., adminlstator of estate or tredenck uiu, Letiehs Testamkntauy nave been Issued to U'll helinina Hoberts, No. bit Sout,h Twelltn street, exe cutrix oi me win oi wiuiam n. uooerts, To John T. Cofftran, Chalkley Hall lane, Twenty tilth ward, executor of the last will and testament of Caroline C. Dnbbs. To Georpe VT. Fox, Holmesburg, exocator of estate of Lewch R, Fox. To Jacob Kraft, No. 1914 North Fourth Btreet, executor of the last will aud testament of Michael Blttcrwolf, To Kobert Ralfton, northeast corner of Thirteenth street and Girard avenne, and Wllliara Sadler, No. 1402 Master street, executors of the last will of Willinm McKUdey. To John K. Walker, No. 1632 Spruce street, exe cutor of the last will and testament ef Margaret waiKcr, at'ceaspo A Cask ok Davt'tTUTioN. Tho bark Macao left Florence on the 19th of October, and on the same niuht enconntered a hurricane. As nothing hag been beard of the vessel Hinoe, the presumption is that sue and all on board oi her are lost. The muster or the Macao, Captain Christian, leaves a wife and six children, who are wholly unprovided for. We appeal on their behalf to the charitable sympathies of our readers. We know that this is a case fully doBervlDR of the liberality of the citizens of Philadelphia, and we will take pleasure in re eeivinir anv donations for the family of captain Christian. Those who maybe disposed to aid the destitute wife aud children may leave their contri butions at this otuee. A Horpr and Oai.f TniHF.-.lonathvi Ilonrakh lives at Ilarrowcatc. He was charged with steal ing a horse from a farm five miles above Bristol. The animal was recovered from the gentleman to whom Ilonrakh bad sold it. Lieutenant Clark and Alderman Burns went on Sunday to his residence, aud there found two calves, which had been stolen from the snme place. They Inquired forHourakh. and his wife said he wasn't in. Lieutenant Clark searched the place, and found his man secreted under a bed with a blood-hound. After some dliU culty, Ilonrakh was brought out and sent to prison, alter a hearing before Alderman Huron. Impcoknck. Oeorgo Smith, a graduated boot black, this morning walked Into a shoe store at Eighth and Sansom otreets, and picked up a pair of repaired boots. He walked out of the place leisurely and sat down on the next step ond removed his own dilapidated feet coverings aud replaced them with the stolen articles. He then called up another boot black and requested him to black the new boots. Policeman Tappan noticed the transaction and took George into custody. The lossr refused to anpear asalUBt Smith, and he was released on turning over the stolen property, Th Temperance Bi.ess-ino The second annual meeting of the Temperance Blesslns will be held tins evening at Concert Hall, the exercises com mencing at a quarter before 8 o'clock. Judge Alli son will preside, and addresses win be delivered tv Jev. Drs. J. L. WitbroT, 1 . S. Ilenson. and S. W, Thomas, and other distinguished speakers. The Little Wanderers will be on hand and will sine some of their choicest songs. This institution, under the management of Charles Heritsge, has been very successful in its labor no less than lTOU persons naviug signed me pieuge. Tdk couftSK of musical and literary entertain mints at West Arch Street Presbyterian Church has been among the choice fit entertainments given la mis citv ior years, this is me unanimous opinion of all who have attended them. For true eloquence, genuine wit, and valuable Information the lectures have not been surpassed, wUUe the music has also been very finp. The conrse closes to-nlglit with a lecture from Kev. Dr. March, of this city, on "The Arabs," among whom be recently passed seventy days. The subject is novel, and in his masterly lianas cannot lau to oe very interesting. Widow's Notice Tn the Orphans' Court for the city and county of Philadelphia, Mrs. Euoilv Da silver has given notice that, as the widow of Uarri son T. Destlver. deceased, Hon. diaries Gilpin, her attorney, has tiled her petition with an inventory and appraisement of the personal property of the said decedent elected to be retained by her under the act of Assembly of April 14, ISM, and its supple ment 8, to the amount of three hundred dol'srs. The same will be upproved next Saturday, Dec l'J. owksd thk H ion way. Peter Shlngler, whll under the blla'ious ed'eets of whiskv laxt evening. Imagined that he owned the sidewalk at Second uud Green streets. He was shoving everybody Into the street, and nuaiiy it cauie ins turn to snove a ponce man. 1lH ad of shoving, he was himself shoved into the Second District Station, and was subse quently held to answer the charge of carrying a concealed deaaiy weapon wnicn was iouna oil mm Ficht in a BAtiNio. Elizabeth Shlck, an occupant of one of the notorious tiens at lseacu and lirowu streets, yesterday got into a fight with one of her companions In shame, during which the latter was badly cut about i ne head with a porter bottle, Elizabeth was taken in'o custody and given a hear ing before Alderman Tolaud, who sent her to prison lor trial. Fair. The ladies of west Philadelphia are now holding a fair for the sale of useful and fancy art!, cles in the Presbyteriau Chapel, ou Che.suut street., near Thirtieth, lor the puraose of procuring fuuds to aid them in the erection of a church for the Kev, Dr. Nevlna. The Mto is au eligible one, and when completed will be an ornament, to the city and credit to this large aud prosperous organization. a Wivf-heater. William Fleming, residing at TIT Juniper street, this morning committed an t;4ult and battery on his wire and threatened to m her. He then seized a pair of boots aud struck bed a", "eJ tnr-e years, whicn was lylug In the a irfJlfl time. He was arrested and taken befote Bonsall, and was committed for trial CAITtntv while drunJ ik Tnn Act Last evening a fellow. Thirty-first st laid down on Market str.iet, near nerron came f . to tkn a nun. I'n locman Mil ??.?-.-:.3g and caught Charles Martin w:J:T..V"-.f. Vuof tho sleeper, who failed to ap Si.. " VJtn ltandall at the hearing. The u.ul"ia inrthcr hearing. botheoioiCTi , r-mau and Joseph Seefass, streer '.U'and disorderly at Market nTercn prwrnfJ? "i"' TheJ ot wrangling stent., d . DPIced aW. A policeman then belore Fxkoakt Chesnut htr i, the Kxchange, an elegaui fouion '1,Ie8,1" ' resiiene,e. nA Mii ,JJJu.lory marble front mod rj)nv.im.o. im..,i. su't ; has all the advertiiefct m. n.' k P0h"sssion. See . m. Admitted Esq., Ho. Ml CheBBQt ntrpt hu'a l,n urlr'nii?."1!' oPhuauelpwi.' erftl CUr'8 01 tUe clty nU ctuut ..Sv,G?,w !R I-at evening there was a slight fire eld luriiture4'' ,UteU Jl or,1B,itc,J "i'JK BAPTIST C03FKBBSCE. , Tlie DiiartertT ! Aaaanl ftleeilac f Ihe Ibllaorlpala vmtrrrnr utjiw mm trr The Oprnln EsereUaa-Ilevarta the pMnte ! llie tburih. The regular quarterly and annual meeting of tke Philadelphia Woatist Conference began at 10X o'clock this morning In the Twelfth Baptist Church, Richmond street nesr rrankrora road. Tne I're- itleut, Dr. J. M. Pendleton, or t pund, being absent ni account 01 a uestn in tne iamny, lie nrst Me.lTesident. if v. J. r , Mdhm, pastor of the Kalis oi DMtnyisui tnnrcn, occupied the enair. Kev. J. . Walker was the Secretary. Theweting opened with devotional exercises. A poitlon of the hymn "in the cross ef Cbrist I glory" was sarg. after whicn the liamrsalia was read ny the prikiuiug ottioer. A letter rrom nr. rendieton was reau, expressing sorrow at bis inability to be present at the meeting of the conferenee. rrayer was offered by Dr. Wld- ner. The roll was then called, and the minutes of the previons meeting were read and approved. ou motion Kev. Hastings ana i.ntser were elected members of the conrercuce, in accordance with the regular report or the committee. 't he reports on tne state or tne vanons cnurcnea were presented by the several pastors present. These showed a most prosperous condition ef all the churches from whtch reports were received. According to the programme agreed upon an eppay was to have been read at the morning session tV J. Fpeneer jtennaru on tne question -now snail the benevolence of our Church lie best developed?'' On account of the absence of this gentleman the esoay was ciererreu nnm nnotner session. Kev. Mr. Pos rdmau, lately returned from Europe, was welcomed on behalf of the conference by tae president. He replied in a few well-chosen words. A communication was received from the lady managers of the Baptist Home, which was placed upon the minutes. in mot ion a committee was appointed to nominate ofllcers for the ensuing year. The officers to be elected were the president, two vice-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and a committee of three to receive applications for mem bership. While the committee were In consultation an exegesis of 2 Corinthians, v. 21 : "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin," wa given by the Secretary, Kev. J. O. Walker, that being in the regular order of exercises. The Committee on Nominations reported the following, who were then unanimously elected to the several oflloes: President, J. B. Hutchinson: First Vice President, J. K. Wynn; Second Vice Pre sident, ceorge rrear; and secretary, j. u. waiter, Adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M. KEAL ESTATE. Properties Sold bv the Hberlff. Sherin Leeds held his first sale yesterday after noon in the old Court of Quarter Sessions. As the properties advertised for sale were nothing extra. Hie attendance was quite slim and the bidding dull and unjirotitable, especially to the parties Inter ested. Some of tne properties were so enonmbered with mortgages that it was almost impossible to obtain a bid. In one instance a property was sold for two dollars, while others brought from $r to JUKI. Among the real estate disposed of was the following: Three-story brick messuage and lot of ground situate on the sonthwcstwardiy side of Qermantown avenue, between Luzerne and Roxborough streets. beginning at a point formed by the intersection of tne southwest une or oermantown avenue with the went liue of Sixteenth street; thence extending southward on a line at right angles with Uerman town avenne HT5 feet Cinches; thence northwest ward 20 leet 1 inches; thence northeastward 3T8 feet and thence southeastwardly S9 feet to place ef negmniKg ! yearly ground rent or tu reserved ; prise, fyto. Three-story brick building and lot of ground on the north side of Powelton avcue, at the distance of 87 feet 0 incites east ironi Thirty-seventh street, having a front of Si leet inches, and a depth of iu fen; sold as the property of John M. Mole. Price, Lot of ground situate on the north side of Gray's Ferry road, in the Twenty-sixth ward, beginning at a point in tne middle or iniriy-arta street, contain ing 10 acres more or less. Price, 18000. Three-htory dwelling and lot of ground situate on the southeasterly side of Fraukfordlavenue. In the Eighteenth word, at the dtstrnce of 6 feet nerth tabterly from Marlborough street,contalnlng in front ou said avenue is leet, ana in aeptn o ieeu price, Brick stable and lot of ground on the south side of slavery street, eaat or Frankrord avenue. Price, 1200. Prick messuage and lot cf ground on the east Bids of Twelltn stnet, 31 feet north of Jell'erson, 15 feet irout, oo ieet oeep. J'nce, iwi. linilding and improvements now being erected and lot west side of Frank lord and Bristol Turnpike road and soutn side of Washington avenne, Twenty- tirth waru, 411 ieet iront. 120 leet deep, uround rent, ivu, reserved, rrice, :i.(w. Lot east sldo of Sixteenth street. 78 feet 8 inches sonth of Oxford, 89 feet 3 inches front, 172 feet 10 inches deep, subject to building restrictions. Price, 200. Jottinos. This afternoon and evening is the occasion of tbo Republican delegate election throughout tne First Senatorial district. The base ball players are still at work. Ten more slabs of the Slate House pavement were iaia vesteraay. The Sheriff's office Is to be thoroughly over hauled and renovated. Common Council holds a special meeting this aiternoon. One of the subscriptions to the European line of steauisnins is s'jo.ueo. The Union League holds Its annual election on Monday evening next. A new railroad is about being constructed from this city to Chester. The present weather reminds one very much of September. A movement is on foot to organize a young roc n's reading-room in the northeastern part of the city. TUe first negro to be honored with a political position in t his city was Co'.onel Purnell, the mes. aeiitrer in Sherlif Leeds' office. The nags between the rails of the Ohesnut and Walnut Streets Kail way are as smooth as ice and as destructive to horseflesh. More gaimblers and cutthroats attended the Central Station bearings yesterday than have ever Dccn there as neienoants. Should Policeman Murphy recover from the pistol-shot wonnd which he received on Saturday morning last, Jimmy Flliott, the New York tighter, win not ne proBecutea. The (ieruian bakers of this city have contributed 260 barrels of superior flour to the Fair which is about beirg opened for the benefit of the German participants in the present European war. A irs t? t? A nnntVTWn f hat1as llanra Ua Van A win ri.i iii 1 iiii 1 fii.uai 1 va iigui j jiaib j-aij .( has been appointed by f he Court of Common Pleas of thin citv and county, assignee and trustee of the Divorce Notice Mrs. Fanny Rick ards has given notice 10 ner nusoano, Isaac rucsaras, i-.sn.. tnat, unless he lias some objections, a divorce will be issued next Saturday. HOLIDAY GOODS. WRITING-DESKS, INKSTANDS. POCKET BOOKS, CAUD OASES, GOLD PENS, PEN HOLDEBS, BOXEJ OF PAPER AND ENVELOPES. VISITING CARDS, PLAYING CARDS, etc., etc., etc., at very low prices. IUCUA, No. 1033 CHESNUT STREET, ls tuths9p BOOTS AND SHOES. FALL STYLES! FINE DOOT8 AND 8HOE3 FOR GENTLEMEN, blade on improved Lasts, Insuring Comfort Beauty and Durability. BAItTLICTT, No. 33 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, 1 II thatoDSl AEOVK CHBSNTTT, CTION NOTICE. Powell Cl West, Auctioneers, WILL BELL ON THURSDAY MORNING, At 11 o'clock. . AT LOMBARD BTREET WHARF, For account of wnom It may concern, 83 feM.ES DAMAGED COTTON, TRUNK WEAR 1N AFPARBL. It FOURTH EDITION YISCQUNTTREILHARD'SRECEPTION The United States and France. Speech f Pmident Grant. FROM WASHINGTON. President (Jrnnfa RrrvptUa mt Ike New rrrirk ftiial.irr. Atfpafe to the Atttotiatti Pru. Washington. Pec. . Tlsconnt Trteinara, at noon to-day. in accordance with a previous ar rangement, called at the Executive Mansion. He was not accompanied by any one. Ue was in citi zen's black drena, afford in jr in this respect a strong contrast with M. Paradol, bis predecessor, who was in full court dress at the tlrae of bis reception. The new Minister was shown into the Blue-room by one of the ushers. A short time thereafter the Secretary of State arrived, and having exchanged a rew woros with me Minister, excused himself for a short time, proceeded to the office of the President, who, with the Secretary, came down stairs, and together entered the blue-room. After the nsual raiuiauon me jminisicr aoareesea lae l'resiaeni as follows: Tl.raant Trellbarrf'a ffpeeeb. Mr. rresident: I have the honor to place tn your bands the letter whereby the (lovernment ef the Nstlonal Defense accredits me as its Envoy Extra ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near the United States of America. The friendly relations which have long existed between France and the I'nlted States, and which it will be the object or all my efforts to maintain, will facilitate the execution of the honorable task which Is confided to me. I entertiln the hope, Mr. President, that I shall also be aided by the kindness of the Federal Oovern ment, which I have in tlmea past learned to esteem, and which I have preserved in grateful rememnrance. The President replied as follows: ipeeoh mt the Frealrient. Viscount, you are welcome as the Envoy Extror dlnary and Minister Plenipotentiary of France. Your former acceptable abode here in another diplo matic eharacter gives occasion to congratulate yon npon yonr promotion. It Is believed that full coafl dence may be entertained in yonr friendly disposi tion. Ton msy be assured that in our Intercourse with yon we shall always boar in mind the origin of onr kind relations with your country, and shall endeavor to preserve and strengthen them. The President then returned to his office, ond the Secretary accompanied the Minister to the door. FROM NEW ENGLAND. I'nlM Pad Ho Uallroad Land Bales. Boston, Dec. 6. Tho land sales of the Uuion Pacific Railroad Company for November amounted to $112,490, and the total sales to date, $1,376,610. The land grant trustees bought to-day and can celled $w),000 of the lend grant bonds. They pur chase $50,000 additional next month. They have cancelled altogether $72o,0no land grant bonds and sold half a million to settlers on notes secured by the land sold. The Howard PI order Case. Nrw BrrtFORD, Dec. 6 An Investigation of the murder of Benjamin Howard, of Westport, an old rnsa seventy years of age, led to the arrest of Charles II. Clun, a colored boy fifteen years or age. CI it IT eonfesses the murder, and Implicates .loon Pettis, about bis own age, with being in the crime. Officers are on the track of Pettis. After murder lug the old man, the boys roobed the body of about t0. Robbery was the object. FROM THE SO UTH. The Wreck mf the Mariposa. New Oki. sans, Dec. 6. Captain Samson, of the steamer Qenerai Meade, reports having spoken De cember 2, off Key West, pilot boat Invisible, who reported the crew of the missing steamship Mari posa bad been picked up ; afterwards saw her put a pilot on tbe Cortez, and she went into Key West. FROM NEW YORK. r)ernns:eent of the Cable. New Tone, Deo. 0. No cable despatches of to day b date, either for vhe press or for private parties, have yet been received at the telegraph office. CONUHESS. FOKTY-FIUHT .TEItltl -TI1IKD 8E3SION. Ilouan fRepreaentatlvca. Continued front Third Kdilion. After farther discussion by Messrs. Wilson, Julian, Claike, of Kansas, and Wasnburn, of Wisconsin, Mr. Ela moved that tbe bill be laid on the table. Agreed to, yeas 69, pays 80. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES. Reported by Da Haven fc llro., No. 40 K.Third street. BETWEEN BOARDS, $1100 City 68 N.ls. 10 sn Read.s5wn.9l 1-19 C&p. 99fi 3oeo W Jersey R la 97 $2000 Read R Ts....l4X ai all Co mil P.k.ls. b6X 72 Sll O C 4 A K. . sown.. 46?; VL do s5. if luosaLcU NavSt.. 84 7i jo do be. Si', 100 do 0.10. 84 'i son do ...,bS0. 34T4 100 do 84? lOshMech Bank.. 81 to sh Union lik.... 06 11)0 Bb C A Am K.... sl5wn....U7tf 170saIteadX...tl 1-16 ICO do ..Aln.61 1-16 iioo do bso. 61 To do.... IS. 61 1-16 400 15 1000 luo 100 200 100 100 100 20 100 200 100 80S 109 1U9 209 200 dO 18. 61 do l 1-16 do 61 8-16 do.. Blown. 61 v d0...bl6.61 8-16 UO 61V do. ..130,51 8-16 do....B6Ai. 61 M do... .slO bl( uo.. is. 08V. do AI. do ..Is. 810. 61 V 61V 61V do. e 61V do is. 61V do. .... b30 do 61 V 61V do. .bDO.61 8-16 do B30. 61V SECOND BOARD. $1000 Bet. A Del 8m. 100 sh Leh Nav.sHO 84 V s&wk.... 86 (609 City 6s, New. cAp.... 99 $400 d0....cAp. 99V 100 300 do. do. do. do , ...Uii). 84 ?i IB. 130. SiV 34 V 15 100 ....In 84 84 a 34 V $1100 Leh 6s gold . . . 904' 9 sh W JerstJT R.. 68 lOOsftPenna B.... 61 800 do..ta.b0. 61V 100 do Is. 61V 8shCAAinR....117V do. B60, 400 dols.s60wn.. 100 8b Reading K. 61 200 shOC A A;itU. 23 sit Left ?al..ls. 1-16 46 V 60V 23. 23. $50,000 WOllTH TO BE SOLD, IF POSSIBLE, DURING THE PBE3ENT GREAT CLEARANCE SALE, Wblch was Inaugurated on the 1st Instant, and la now In Frencb Corsets, rednoed 87 to 68 cents. 7-luch all silk Hash Ribbons, now $1 per yard. 6-inch all-silk bath Klboons, now E6 cents per jam. Linen Collars, 6, 8, 10, 19, 16, 20 cents up. Linen CutTs, 10, U, 16, 18, SO, 25 cents up. II Ladles' Undervesis reduced C8 cents up. v l adles' Merino Drawers, 75 cents up. B Hambure Edsliigs at half price. dents' 8ilk Dauanerceiefs, new styler and cheap. uents' castor uioves, 11-20 np. Gents' Lined Buck and Kid (lioves, (Jems' Cloth Uioves, 44, 60, 75, $1 per pair. Ladies' Cloth Gloves, 26, 81, SS to 60 cents. Children's cloth Cloves In small sizes. Children's Gloves, 10, 12, 14, 16 cents. Kid Uioves at old prices. Kid Gloves at less than old prices. SWEEPING REDUCTIONS In every department during this great sale at the GREAT KID GLOVE E5IP0EIUM or A. & J. B. BARTHOLOMEW, No. 23 NORTII EIGHTH STREET, 12ttuUiiU PHILADELPHIA. CHRISTMAS AT Rfl i L L 0 1128 CHESNUT STREET and 828 ARCH STREET. CHRISTMAS BOXES." HiIIVEr XXAJS DKER O HXXi.F9. Finest Display Ever Shown in Philadelphia. Ladies' Initial Handkerchiefs. Ladies' Embroidered Handkerchiefs. Ladies' Hdkfe. in Fancy Envelopes. Ladies' Handkerchiefs in Fancy Cartons. BOYS' FEINTED LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, $1-00 per dozen. Splendid DisTola of Table Cloths and Napkins, ' Piano Covers, Fancv Table Covers. As we are generally overcrowded dnring satisfactory to inspect onr stock for presents MILLIKEH'S, 1128 CHESNUT Street and 828 ARCH Street, 116 2t OLOTHINQ. UNDER THE iTlMrm.v J HOTEL " PHILADELPHIA: PA. MERCHANT TAILORING IN ITS FINER BRANCHES AND READT-MADE CLOTHING 13 E T T E XL THAN ANYWHERE ELSE. TBI Cheapest Clothing in the City. All-wool Fnitsto Measure, f 13-00. All-wet 1 t-nlts to Measure, $13 00. All-wool Hults to Measure, 113 00. All-wool buits.to Measure, f iS OO. Cheviot Suits to Measure, li.veo. Cheviot Suits to Measure, i5-0i). Cheviot Suits to Measure, il5iM). Cheviot Salts to Measure, sl&-oi). Bannockburn finlts to Measure, 11800. Bannockburn bulls to Measure, fl'OO. Haniiocktiurn nits to Measure,! 18 00. Bannockburn Suits to Measure, f 18-00. STYLE, FIT, AND WOKK GUARAN TEED. OB NO SALE. EVANS & L ELA C H, No. C28 MAKKET STREET, 917stnth3m ' ' PHILADELPHIA. FINK R,EVJTY-3I1E CLOTHING, Combining Style, Durability, and Excellence ot Workmanship. Jones' O n o - P i i c o ESTABLISHMENT, No. 604 MARKET STREET. CEO. W. N I ETfl ANN. Handsome Garments made to order at the short est notice. 103 tfrp WESTON & BROTHER, TAILORS, S. W. Corner NIHTE and ARCH Sts., PHILADELPHIA A I nil assortment ot ne most approved styles (or FALL AND WINTER WEAR, JUST RECEIVED. A SUPERIOR GARMENT AT A REASONABLE PRICK. g 93mrp m HOLIDAY C O 0b8. UOTIONS, FANCY ZEPIIYR GOODSj TOYS, FANCY PERFUMERY, ETC. GENUINE LUBIN'8 EXTRACTS, At 5 cents per bottle. Also a large assortment ol Chignons and 8 witches. Switches reduced from 60 to SS cents. MKS. V. G. V. CHAMBERS, It No. m South ELVNTU Street. K Gents' Initial Handkerchiefs. Gents' Hemstitched Handkerchiefs. Gent's Printed Handkerchiefs, cesv. Gents' Handkerchiefs, Fancy Cartons. Christinas week, Ladies will fin Ij'it more as soon as possible. PHILADELPHIA. GROCERIES, ETC. pOKEICN AND DOMESTIC FRUITS, NUTS, ETC. . MITCHELL & FLETCHER, No. 1204 CHESNUT Street, Invite examination of their EXTRA FINE STOCK or Raisins, Figs, Oranges, Iemous. Citron, Orange Peel, Lemon I'eel. Currants, Ladj Apples. Glace Apricots, Cherries, Ulace Figs, Pears. BelleOenr Apples, Sweet Cliier. Prunes, English Walnuts. 11 10 thstnSmrp Almonds, Pecans, Filberts, etc. etc etc. SPANISIIOLrVESr FINEST QUALITY OF THE NEW CROP, For sale by the gallon by JAMES R. WEBB, 8. E. Corner WALNUT and EIGHTH, IS 3 lmrp PHILADELPHIA CHOICE ALMERIA GRAPES, Just received from this day's sale. FINEST DEHFSA LAYER RAISINS, in boxis, halves and quarters. NEW PAPER SHELL ALMONDS. SPLENDID NEW CITRON AND LEMON PEEL. NEW WHITE CLOVER HONEY, In !l lb. and 4 ll. boxes. A larjre assortment of NEW FRUITS, ASPARA GUS UREES CORN, FRKSH TOMATO ICS, GREEN PEAS, Etc WILLIAM KELLEY, N. W. Corner TWELFTH Street and QLEAED Avenue, 11 lOthbtui PHILADELPHIA. ESTABLISHED 1801). Choice White Almeria Grapes, In one-eighth kegs own Importation. CHO.UE QUALITY OF LADY APPLES, PRIME HAVANA ORAN3E3, NEW ALMONDS RAISINS, WALNUTS, FIQ8, PECAN NUTS, Etc Etc CDUSTY'S East End Grocery, Ho, 118 South EVOIVlt t,v 2 IT thstu Below GheBUut, West Side. OLIDAY GOODS. IX. Ac U. A. HUHJDIT, No. 624 CHESNUT BTREET, PHlLiDELPfllA, Have just received a larre assortment of new and elegant PA III AN KTATUETTKS. DoHEMIAH GLAWS VANi-S AND TOILET BKTS, PERFl'MKRY BOXES, IMEERSOIiAUM PIPES, AND CIGAR HOLDERS, Togstuer with a great variety of FANCY ARTICLES, Especially adapted for holiday presents, which tliey oiler for sale at very reduced prices. HQ 1st ajOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THK i pBrimrship latelf existie(r between BYRON ML' DUE aud jObtPH M. WILLIAMS. Provision Deait-rs, under the flrui of MUDtiK it WILLIAMS was dissolved on the 3oth day of November, lbiu, tt mutual coDseut. B. MUltiE Is authorized to settle all debts due to. and by the firm at No. 81 South KlUHTEENTU btreet, where he will continue the business. B. Mi'DUli, 12 0 21 J- M. WILLIAMS.