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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1871.
SMUOOLIXO BY MAIL. Hew Diamond ! ('oil? I, no en are Bern red limy tre. Among the numerous device for evading the custom laws tho practice of sending dutiablo articles through the mails is one of tho moat common. The attention of tho New York cus toms and postal authorities has lately been especially directed to tbU method of smuggling, and many cases have recently been detected. Most of the smuggled mail matter comes from Great Britain, as the mall communication with that kingdom is more direct and extensive than with any other foreign country. Tho posUl convention between Great Britain and tho United States permits the transmission to either country from the other, at a reduced rale of postage, of newspapers, book packages, and patterns and samples of merchandise. While the American postal regulations limit the sending of samples to articles which d'j not possess in trinsic value, tho British Tost Office does not make any such restriction. The articles most frequently smuggled are laces and diamonds, as they comprise great value in a small compass. Those can bo so securely packed that, undoubtedly, large quan tities pass through tho post ollice without detec tion. Twenty thousand dollars worth of rila- monds were recently received in a letter by a merchant of this city, who immediately notified the customs oWccrs and pnld tho duties. 11a expected the jewels to be sent him in the legiti mate manner, and the blamo for their illegal transmission attached solely to the European exporters. Had they been detected in the post ollice, however, probably no one would have believed in the importer's innocence, nnd ho would have doubtless suffered the loss of his property. Radcliffe, who was lately arrested for diamond-smuggling by Colonel Whitely, it is reported has received in all nearly seventy-flvo thousand dollars worth through the mails. Ouo of the ingenious mctheds of sending dia monds consists in puncturing a small sheet of cork and inserting diamond in the apertures thus made. When enclosed in an envelope the cork has exactly the appearance of an ordinary foreign letter, while its lightness and lloxl bility prevent detection of its character by tho touch. Not long ago a letter reached the general post oflice from Europe, the superscription of which was recognized as the handwriting of a noto rious smuggler of silks and laces. It was de livered to the customs ollicers. By tho next steamer another letter came directed in the same handwriting, but to another person. A elrict watch was kept, and In a short time about a dozen letters had accumulated at the custom house, all sent by tho same man, nnd each addressed to a different individual. The persons to whom they were directed re ceived tho usual notification, and at last one consented to open his letter in tho presence of a customs ollicial. The packet was found to con tain lace collars and handkerchiefs, with a note directing tho receiver to deliver them to a aertain man. Tho note referred to the other letters which bud been sent, and said that the same person was to receive the contents of all. Tho other letters were broken open, and each was found to be a duplicate of the one first exa mined. The aggregate value of the laces was two thousand dollars. Proceedings against tho goods were instituted by the United States District Attorney, and they were condemned. The fact that a letter cannot bo legally opened by any one save the person to whom It Is directed, unless he gives his consent, is a great obstacle to the detection of illicit mail matter, and one very difficult to obviate. A package recently received at tho post offlce was suspected to contain laces, and was deli vered to tho customs ollicers. The person to whom it was directed, when informed of tho action taken, refused to be present at the opening of tho package, or to give tho consent to such opening. As evi dence, however, that tho contents were not as suspected, he offered to permit the customs officers to drill the packet full of holes with a penknife. The facts in the case were then laid before the Treasury Ueprrtment, with a request for instruction in the premises. Sec retary Boutwell has decided that the customs authorities were correct in refusing to give up the package, and has directed them to retain it until the claimant consents to its being opened in their presence, or until further instructions are receivfd from tho department. N. Y. Even ing J'ost. MISSISSIPPI CHIVALRY. The "Twin Kellcn," Duelling and Aanrinn (Ion A Itelanof. Terror In a Mouthera Town. The N. O. liepublican of the 2Gth ultimo has a startling displayed article which we condense as follows: Summit, Mississippi, ten miles beyond Mag nolia, is ordinarily a quiet town, bnt its serenity has been occasionally disturbed. One evening, some two weeks since, while a party of gentle men were playing cards for amusement, among Ithem Dr. Ferguson, a son of Judge Hurst (formerly a judge of the Supremo Court of Mis sissinnil entered the room In a half intoxicated state and proposed a game for money. Dr. Ferguson said he would retire, as he did not play cards for money. At this young Hurst took offense and accused Dr. Ferguson of in sulting him in refusing to remain. A challenge followed from young Ilarst, which was accepted by Dr. Ferguson, after con sultation with his second, the conditions being that the duel should be fought with double- barrel shot guns, at a distance of thirty paces, on the Arkansas shore, somewhere opposite Memphis. These conditions did not satisfy mirar. nnn ma triAmia Ann montr iinwuunnr t.n attempted assassination. Dr. Ferguson, who resided with his aged mother, was advised that it was unsafo for him to go into the street. It happened, however, that after the Hursts had threatened to burn down the mother's bouse unless she compelled ' her son, Dr. Ferguson, to go into the street, ho did go and was shot in his right hand, where wo nails are still lodged. Hurst retreated into a store, aud from behind tho door shot again at Dr. Ferguson, the ball lodging in his shoulder. Faint from the loss of blood, Dr. Ferguson was taken to the residence of a citizen, where, at last accounts, be remained. But not satisfied with the mischief they, had done, the II arsis threatened to fire that residence unless Dr. Ferguson was sent out into the street, to be brutally murdered. Tho threat was made to shoot every person who came out of the burning bouse, in order to make sure and kill Dr. Fergu son.! The town was awed, amazed, and frightened by the boldness and recklessness of the Hursts aud their adherents. Some of the Hursts, after Dr. Ferguson bad been shot a second time, sup posing that he would go to his mother's house, wtnt near there armed for tho purpose of way laying and assassinating him. The aged mother. In her grief and alarm, eeelug the sneaking cowards, went out and told them that if they wanted to shoot ber eon they mut do it through her own heart; but this did not move them in their murderous intent. The reign of terror in 8ummlt is complete. The Mayor did not dare interfere, aud so re mained secluded in his residence. Even the telegraphic operator did not dare, till two days elapsed, to send a message to this city for a member of the family, a young lady, to return to Summit. Nor did be dare to send a message to Governor Alcorn, from the mother of Dr. Ferguson, deslrlag him to send military pro tection, till the Sunday after the shooting oc curred, tkougb. it was put into his hands before that time. What Does it Mean ? American, study. "haunter" means dufiant. Thcyaeht "Haunter" collects the Alabama Claim in 1873. Tea drinkers will not collect them before. Tho South and West want the money with interest, and the nation's honor demands a thirty-day dralt in the hand of "a good Yankee collector," Bknj. F. Buti.er, if you please. But the debt must be paid France congratulated on the establishment of a Jiepublicuie&at right. The Cuban flag is lettered as follows: "Spalu, your orders for munitions and vessels of war soli cited," which means oppression, and is a direct contradiction 01 congratulation 10 wince, ana antagonistic to our republican form of govern ment and freedom. Our forefathors Washino ton or Jackson never intended that it should be so. The "Dauntcr" is the name of a vessel, a model of which floats from Hrnrt T. IIrlm hold's Chemical Warehouse, No. 594 Broadway, decked with tho flags of all nations, and con taining the above remark. As these words were handed down by the high ordinance of heaven, and they being emblematic of the American Lagle, should any patriot "Hall" them down, the noble bird would flatter. To hand them down to posterity is every American's duty. A'. Y. Times. 9IIJ81CAIj 4HI imAIVIaVTlfJ. The Clt AmnMufnl. At tiie Walnut Miss Leon a Cavender will appear for the last times this evening and to morrow in the drama of Minnie's Luck. On Saturday evening Mr. J. S. Clarke will appear as "Bob Acres" In Sheridan's comedy of The hitals, and next week he will personate some of tho most popular characters in his npertoire. Nr. Clarke has always been such a favorite in this city that this his farewell engagement pre vious to bis departure for Europe will undoubt edly attract immense audiences. In his own peculiar lino Mr. Clarke is without a rival, and as it was in this city that he received his artistic training and the first recognition of his talents, the Philadelphia public feel a particular Interest in him. A brief farewell engagement of seven nights will give his numerous friends an oppor tunity to see him in some of bis most amusing personations, and to bid him farewell before ho Fets out to win fresh laurels on the other side of the Atlantic. AT toe Cuesnut the comedvof Wilt Oats, with Mr. Daveuport as "Hover' and the drama of Michael Erie will be represented this evening. To-morrow evening Mr. Davenport will have a complimentary benefit, when the comedy of The Honeymoon, instead of Tie Jealous Wife, as at first announced, aud the nau tical drama of JUack-Eyed Hunan will be performed. This benefit has been proposed by tho friends of Mr. Davenport as a tes timonial of their personal and professional eottem for hint and their app-eeiatlon of his earnest efforts to make tho Chesnut Street Theatre a home for the legitimate drama. Mr. Davenport i not only the most versatile, but in a very large number of tho greatest roles in the drama he is undoubtedly tho best actor upon the American stage. " To havo such a thorough artist permanently located in this city as the manager of such a beautiful theatre as the Chesnut is something the lovers ot the drama have occasion to congratulate themselves upon. During the brief period Mr. Davenport has had tho management of the Chesnut he has suc ceeded In winning for it a high reputation, and it has been filled nightly with such audiences as rir.y mauager might feel proud to cater for. In addition to himself and his accom plished wife nnd daughter, Mr. Davenport has several actors of very superior ability in his company, and the combination of talent alto gether is very much above the average. During the past three weeks a series of first-rate dramas have been presented in excellent style, and have won the hearty applause of audiences that were critical as well as nppreciallve. Ths success of the Chesnut thus far under Mr. Davenport's direction is an augury of what it will be in the future when his arrangements are still further perfected, and as every truo lover of dramatic art is interested in the permanent prosperity of such an establishment,. Mr. Davenport should receive such practical encouragement as will be given by a crowded house to-morrow evening on the occasion of his benefit. The bill for this benefit is a first rate one, and an unusually fino performance may be expected. At tiie Aucu 1'aris; or, The Apple of Dis cord will be performed this evening. At the Assembly Buii-dino the two headed girl can bo seen from 2 till 5 and from 7 till 10 P. M. At the Amekican n miscellaneous pro gramme will be presented this evening. At the Museum, Ninth and Arch streets, tho drama of The Drunkard will bo represented this evening. At tiie Alien Street Opera House a minstrel entertainmeut will be given this evening. At Ditrez A Benedict's Opera House tho dramas of Ireland and America and Dodging for a Wife will be given this evening. Theodore Thomas and bis grand orches tra will give two grand concerts at the Aca demy of Music on to-morrow and Saturday evenings, and a matinee on Saturday afternoon. Miss Anna Mehlig, the celebrated pianist, will make ber first appearances in this city at these entertainments. The English Opera. A season of English opera will commence on Monday next at the Academy of Music, for a Eeason of seven per formances. The operas announced are The Bohe mian Girl, Martha, Marriage of Figaro, Tro vatore, Fidelio, Oberon, and Der Freiscnutz. The English Opera Company appears during next week in some admirably selected operas, which will be rendered additionally attractive by tho introduction of eoncerted pieces and scenes by the principals of the German opera corps, among wliotn will be the celebrated basso Joeef Hermanns, who though yet unannounced in the regular advertisements will essay his capital role of "Mepblstopheles" in Gounod's Faust on one evening of the coming week. The intro duction of the German artists will be so arranged as to prove no super fluity of individuals, nor is it caused by a lack of strength in the English company, but is so arranged as to afford an entertainment of more than ordinary excellence. The Balfo opera, so charming, "Tho Bohemian Girl," on Monday. CITf 1THM8. Mr. William W. Cassidt, the Jeweller at No. 9 South 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 One assort ment of line American Western Watches. Those who purchase at this stoie at the present time are certain to get the worth of their money. We I'LKDgk oi'K kei'itation for the fulfilment of what we here declare. In almost every instance where the Infant Is suffering from pain and ex haustion, relief will be found In fifteen or twenty minutes alter Mrs. Winsi.ow's Soothing Syrup has been administered. Cures dysentery, and diar rhoea, and wind colic. Sure to regulate the bowels. Burnett's Kalliston The best cosmetic. GKGBN GUM PLA8TKK8, Tub only ones which effectually will cuke Corns and Bunions, are manufactured by G. Krausb, Apothecary, N. W. cor. Twelfth and Chesnut Streets. Ukddiku, best lit the city, lowest price, and gua ranteed, by Albkktson k Cd., No. 14S Chesnut street. B i' it kett's Cocoaink A perfect hair-dressing. Whitman's Jujube Is now the standard remedy for Singers, Publlo Speakers, and all affections of the Throat. 25 cents per box. druggists sell it. Stephen F. Whitman u son, Sole Manufacturers, S. W. corner of Twelfth and Market streets. in Aim :. Boi.brook Sellers On the 23d ultimo, by Rev. J. Fnencer Kennard. Mr. Benjamin F. LIolbrook siid Miss Josie 1. Sellers, both of this city. No euros. Jenkins TIowitz On the Slat ultimo, at. the I'aisonage, no. vss reaerai street, by tiie Rev. T. A. Kern ley, Mr. John K. Jenkins to Miss Kmma S. jiowitz, an or tins cny. t Trimmer Knt. February 1st, by Rev. W. P. Hreed, Mr. thkopokk b.-jkimmkr, or Tttusviite, New Jersey, to Miss bakau n. h.nt, or I'iiuadcl plim, l a. ii;i. Drake. On the ssth Instant, Cora c, wife of William R. Draue, and daughter of the late Thomas a". Rush. . Tim relatives and friends of the family are respect fully Invited to attend tiie funeral, from her bus. h.. u .uhtiinpn Nit inlsl I Irnun Htrttttt. on ThurMiIuv aiicruoon, F ebruary xj, at 9 o ciocn. Kim mi b ta.i.buw, -' - - - - j Eastlaok. On the Both nlttmo, Clark V. East lack, In the Mth year of his hra. Not my will, o l-ord, but Thtne be done! The relatives and friends of the faratlT, also the Order of United American Mechanics, vm.: State Council of Pennsylvania; Vigilant Council, No. 12; Union rx-Rree Council, No. 8i, U. A. M.; Funnral Peneflt AsHOclatlon ; TniKtess of Southward Hall; Trustees of Fourth and Uenrge Streets Hall; also Meredlan Sun Lortire, No. 471, 1. O. O. tf., and Inde pendence Hose Company, are respectfully Invited to attend bfsfnnaral, on Sunday afternoon next, at t o'clock, from his late residence, No. 811 Oeorge street. To proceed to the St. John's AL E. Churoh VBUlt. TiKRn, On 91 Instant, James O. Reed, eldest son or William P. Reed, of PittRburp, Pa. Due notice of funeral will be Riven. Scnr.NCK. On January 80th, P. II a ward, son of Dr. J. H. and Catharine Schenck, In the 23th year of his kv The relatives and friends of the family, also Artil lery Corps of Washington Grays, are respectfully In vited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his parents, No. 1514 Green street, on Friday, the 8d instant, at 1 P. M., without further notioe. Inter mett at Laurel Hill. ti SPECIAL. NOTICES. ggy- FOR YOUTIIS AND BOYS. JOHN WANAMAKEIt, DH3IONER AND MAKER OP PLAIN AND FANCY SUITS for BOYS. FOll YOUTII3 AND BOYS. ggy- JAMES M. SCOVEL HAS ESTABLISHED A Law and Collection Agency for Pennsylvania and New Jersey at No. 614 WALNUT Street. (li?9 rgf THE IMPEKlsIlABLK PEKKUMK I A rule, the perfumes now in use have no perma nency. An hour or two after their use there Is no trace of perlnme left. How different Is the result succeeding the nse of MURRAY LANMAN'S FLORIDA WATER I Days after Its application the handkerchief exhales a most delightful, delicate, and agreeable fragrance. 3 I tuths$ INSTEAD OF USINU COMMON TOILET Soap at this season of the year, use "Wright's Alecnated Glycerine Tablet of Solidified Glycerine." It softens inc skin, prevents redness and chapping by cold, and beautifies the complexion. For sale by Druggists generally. r. . a. WRianT. 1 0 fmw2Ct No. 624 CUES.N UT St., Phllaa'a. C&ir OFFICE OF THE DELAWARE DIVISION w CANAL CO., No. 303 WALNUT Street. I lni.AKEi.i-m A, Jan. Uri, 1S71. The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders or tins Company will be held at their Office on TUESDAY, February 1, 1871, at 12 o'clock M.t when an election will be held for Managers for the ensuing year. 1 28 M Ifi. G. GILES, Secretary. ; OFFICE OF THE ST. NICHOLAS COAL The annual meeting of the Stockholders of the ST. NICHOLAS COAL COMPANY will be held on MONDAY, February the 6th, at 13 o'clock M., to elect seven directors to serve the ensuing year. it. j OHN8TUJX. secretary. Philadelphia, January 27, 1871. 1 9T Rt ttojV- COVJ).iN110JN TO KKVISK TUB, KUL,fc.S of the Republican Party will meet at the County Court House, SIXTH and CHESNUT Streets, on WEDNESDAY. February 8, at 3)4 O'clock P. M. WM. K. RUDDIMAN, President of Convention. James N. Kerns, ) Wrptj.rtPa. lfoBKKT M. Evans, ( secretaries. 131 3t t-,Y- DEPARTMENT OF RECEIVER OF Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1971. Due notice will be given when the Tax Duplicates for the year 1871 will bo ready for the payment of Taxes. ROBERT II. BEATTY, 1 81 Ct Receiver of Taxes. t&T. THE ENTERPRISE INSURANCE COM '' pinv nv iiiir.Arpi diita Company's Building, No. 400 Walnut strkkt.) January 8, 1871. The Directors have this day declared a dividend of THREE PER CENT, on the capital stock of the Company for the last six monrns, parable on de mand, free of all taxes. ALEX. VV. WI3TER, 1 2tf Secretary. THE UNION FIRE EXTINGUISHER COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA Manufacture and sell the Improved, Portable Fire Extinguisher. Always Reliable. ' D. T. QAQ3, B 80 tf No. 118 MARKET St. General AgenU By DEPARTMENT OF IIIQUWAYS, IKV BRliXiIS. SEWERS, ETC. Officx of Chief Commissionbr, JNO. 114 0. C IFTU OTKKBT, Philadelphia. Jan. 26. 1S71, Notice Is hereby given that the annual Sewer Rents now due the city are payable at this offlce (less riper cent.) until April 1, 1871. Ollice tours from 9 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M. J. O. DIXON, 1 30 mwf3t License Clerk. pY- THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR w SUPPLYING THE POOR WI TH SOUP, No. 8S3 GR1SCOM Street, appeal to the public for the an nual aid necessary to conduct their operations. No puld collector Is employed, but each member Is au thorized to receive donations. JOS. S. LEWIS, President, No. 1504 Pine street. WM. KVANS, Treasurer, No. 613 Market street. JAS. T. SHIN'N. Uroad and Spruce streets. SAMUEL HUSTON. No. 07 Walnut street. JACOB P. JONES, No. 1608 Market street. CALEB WOOD, No. B24 S. Second street. 1 21 2W tfif" OFFICE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAIL- ROAD COMPANY. Philadelphia, F b. l, 1871. NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS. The annual meeting of the Stockholders of this company will be held on TUESDAY, the 2sc riav of February, 1871, at 10 o'clock A. M.. at CONCERT HALL, No. 1219 CHESNUT Street, Philadelphia. The Annual Election for Directors will be held on MONDAY, the 6th day of March, 1871, at the office of the Company, No. 233 S. TH1KI) Street. JOSEPH LESLEY, 2117t Secretary. i"anETDEUTYnisURXN"CE"(TRUSTi AND SAFE DEPOSIT CO. Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 18il. The Stated Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of this Company will be held at Its Ortlje, Nos. 8s aud 831 CHESNUT Street, oh TUESDAY, the 14th iDHtant, at 12 o'clock M., for the eleetioa or a Board of Directors for the ensuing year, aud for the trans action of such further busiuess as mar come before them. R. PATTEKSON, 2 2 lot . Seoretary. iV THE ATHEN.X'M OF PHILADELPHIA. The Annual Meeting and Election for Directors of this Institution Jwlll be held on MONDAY, the 6th instant, ftt 11 o'clock A. M. As there are several shares on which the Annual Dues remain unpaid, the owners of them are hereby notified that they will be forfeited, agreeably to the c muter ami Laws or tne institution, uuieas mo ar rears are paid oa or before the lotn dav of March next. OEORGE F. MOl'LTON, Secretary. Februaryl, 1871. 2 I 4f av- PHILADELPHIA AND TKEXT N RAIL. FOAO COMPANY, No. 224 SOUTH DELA WARE AVEN IE. T A Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1871. The Dlrectoro have declared a semi-annual nivl deud of FIVE (t) PER CENT, upon the capital stock of the Company, clear of taxes, from the profits of the six mouths ending December 81, 1870, payable on and after FEBRUARY prox., and that the transfer books be Closed until FEBRUARY T, WJl. J. PARKER NORR1S, I si i4t Treasurer. 8PEOIAL NOTICES. JOUVINS KID ULOVR CLEANER restores soiled gloves equal to new. For sale by all dniggiHts and fancy goods dealers. Price ss cents per bottle. 11 Slmwrs qY- DR. F. R. THOMAS, No. tt WALNUT ST., w formerly operator at the Colton Dental Rooms, devotes his entire practice to extracting teeth with out pain, with fresh nitrous oxide gas. 11 171 gsr TRURHTON'8 IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER Is the best artlole for cleansing and preserving the teeth. For sale by all Druggists. Price 88 and 60 cents per bottle. 11 stuthly ISY- SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS ARE IS RAP m TURKS over the new process by which Letter press Coplns csn be takon from printing executed at HKLFKNSTKIN & LEWIS' Printing House, FIFTH ajmjJHKSNU'r n gy- DISPENSARY FOR SKIN DISEASES, NO. w 216 8. ELEVENTH Street. ratients treated gratuitously at this Institution dally at 11 o'clock. l 14 CITY TREASURER'S OFFICE. PniLADBLPHIA, Feb. , 1971. The premium on Gold Interest on City Loans of July, 1870, will be paid In currency on and after February 6, 1871. JOSEPH F. MARCER, 8 8t city Treasurer. jy- AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF TUB w CORPORATORS OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL COMPANY, held on MONDAY, January 9, ls71, the following named gentlemen were elected Managers for the ensnlns year: ' JOHN RICK, JOSEPH B. MYERS, DANIEL HADDOCK, Ja.. JAMES II. ORNE, JOHN C. HUNTER. At a subsequent meeting of the Board of Mana gers JOHN KICK wan unanimously re-elected Pre sident, and J. SERGEANT PRICE Secretary and Treasurer. J. SERGEANT PRICE, 1 21 stuthlm Secretary. TnE LORRAINE VEGETABLE CATHAR TIC PILL Is far the best Cathartic remedy yet discovered. The most complete stcccss has long attended Its use. It never falls to accomplish all that Is claimed for It. It produces little or no pain ; leaves the organs free from irritation, and never overtaxes or excites the nervous system. In all diseases of the skin, blood, stomach, bowels, liver, kidneys of children, and in many difficulties pecii liar to women, it brings prompt relief and certain cure. Tho best physicians recommend and prescribe It; and no person who once uses it will voluntarily return to any other cathartic. It Is sold by all deal ers In drugs and medicines. TURNER A CO., Proprietors, 10 6 thstut No. 120 Tremont street, Boston, Mass. OAS FIXTURES. CORNELIUS SONS, OF GAS FIXTURES Wholesale and Retail SaleHroomH, No. 821 CHERRY Strcsi PHILADELPHIA. We bare no store or salesroom on Chestnut street. 1 18 smtsp CORNELIUS 6 SONS CLOTHINQ. BARGAINS IN OVBRCOATS. ARGA1NS IN OVERCOATS. BARGAINS IN OVEKCOATS. BARGAINS IN SUITS. BARGAINS IN SUITS. BARGAINS IN SUITS. BARGAINS IN CUSTOM WORK. BARGAINS IN CUSTOM WORK. BARGAINS IN CUSTOM WORK. BARGAINS IN UNDERWEAR. BARGAINS IN UNDERWEAR. BARGAINS IN UNDERWEAR. WANAMAKER & BROWN, WANAMAKEIt A BROWN, WANAMAKER k BROWN, OAK HALL, OAK HALL, OAK HALL, THE LARGEST CLOTHING HOUSE IN AMERICA, 8. E. CuKNER SIXTH AND MARKET STREETS. GROCERIES. ETO. Choice New Crop Teas AT REDUCED PRICES. FINEST OOLONG, JAPAS, AND YOUNG HYSON TEAS, Jnst received, which we now offer at a great re duction lu prices, In half chests, 10 lt. boxes, and at retail. Fine Old Mocha. Java. Laguayrs, and Rio Coffees, at greatlv reduced prices. Owing to the late reduction In Government duties, we can now offer to our customers a Urge assort' ment of FlKbT-C'LAfcS GROCERIES at low rates. WILLIAM KELLEY, N. W. Corner T WELFTH Street and GIRAED Avenuft, 11 10 tnstui PHILADELPHIA. ESTABLISHED 1 8()1). WARRANTED PU1HS Old Government Java Coffee, Roasted fresh every day, at only 35 cents per lb., or 8 lbs. for one dollar. Lovers of good Coffee, give this a trial and satisfy yourselves. For sale only at COUSTY'S East End Grocery, No. 118 South 12COni St., S IT thstu Below Chesnut, West Side, N. B Choice Groceries of all kinds constantly ar riving. MARBLE WORKS. H. S. TARE & SON'S MANUFACTORY OF Carved and Ornamental Marble Work, (jUGGIf Street, above Seventh, 30 Stn PHILADELPHIA. DISPENSARY FOR SKIN DISEASES, No. 816 S. ELEVENTH Street, Is now open dally at 11 o'clock. Patients treated free of charge. 8. 1). GROSS, M. D., President. Dr. L. A. DUHRINU, Attending Physician. 1 somwf ct FINANCIAL. NEW 7 00 GOLD tOATtf. 8AFEI PROFITABLE I PERMANKKT1 We offer for Sale at Par, and Accrued Interest, the FIRST MORTGAGE LAND GRAND GOLD BONDS OF Till KORIOERX FAC1FIC RAILROAD CO. These bonds are secured, f,by a First Mort gage on the Railroad Itself, its rolling stock and al. equipments; second, by a Fir Mortgage on Its en tlie Land Grant, being n.ore than Twenty -two Thousand Acres of Laud ocaoh mile of Road. The Bonds sre free irom United States Tax; the Principal aud Intere. t are payable In Gold the Principal at the end Thirty years, and the Interest "enil-snnuRllv, St the rate of SEVEN AND THREE KNTHS PER CENT, per annum. Iney are Issued In denominations of f 100, $500, .j(HO,frioflo, and lio.ooo. The Trustees under the mortgage are Messrs. Jay Cooke, of Philadelphia, and J. Edgar Thomson, President of the Pennsylvania Central Railroad Company. These Northern racldo T-30 Bondj will at all times before maturity, be receivable at Ten per Cent. Premium (or 110) In exchange for the Company's lands at their lowest cash price. In addition to their absolute safety, these Bonds yield an Income larger, we believe, than any other (JrHt-class security. Persons holding United States 6-SOs can, by converting them Into Northern Pacldcs Increase their yearly Income one third, and still have a perfectly reliable Investment. Perseus wishing to exchange stocks or other bonds for these can do so with any of our Agents, who will allow the highest current price for ALL MAR KETABLE SECURITIES. JAY COUUU & CO., Fiscal Agents Northern Pacific Railroad Co. For sale In Philadelphia oy D. C. WHARTON SMITH & CO., No. 121 South THIRD Street. GLENDENING, DAVIS & CO,, No. 43 8. THIRD Street. BO WEN & FOX, No. 13 M SRC HANTS' EXCHANGE. BEYENTH NATIONAL liaNK, N. W. cor. FOURTH and MARKET. T. A. BIDDLE& CO., No. m WALNUT Street. "WM. PAINTER & CO., No. 89 South THIRD Street. BULL & NORTH, No. 121 South THIRD Street. BARKER BROS & CO., y No. 89 South THIRD Street. EMORY, BENSON A CO., No. 6 South THIRD Street. B.K. JAMISON A CO., N.W. corner THIRD and CHESNUT. P. S. PETERSON & CO., No. 39 South THIRD Street. TOWNSEND WHELEN A CO., No. 309 WALNUT Street. CHARLES B. KEEN, No. 885 WALNUT Street. JNO. S. RUSHTON & CO., No. (so South THIRD Street. NARR&LADNER, No. 30 Soath THIRD Street. m. ecnuLTZ & co.. No. 41 South THIRD Street. BIOREN & CO., No. 150 8outh THIRD Street. JOHN K. WILDMAN, No. 20 Bouth TWRD Stroet. CHARLES T. YERKES, JR., & CO., No. so South THIRD Street. WILLIAM T. ELBERT, No. 321 WALNUT Street. J. II. TROTTER, No. 822 WALNUT Sfreet. S. M. PALMER A CO., No. 96 South THIRD Street. D. M. RO BINSON A CO., No. 138 South THIRD Street. EAMUEL WORK, No. M South THIRD Streot GEORGE J. BOYD, No. 18 South THIRD Street. II. H. WILTBANK. No. 805 WALNUT Street. HALEY & WILSON, No. 41 South THIRD Street. WALLACE & KEENE, No. 143 South THIRD Street STERLING & CO., No. 110 South THIRD 8treet WILLIAM C. MORGAff A CO., No. 23 South THIRD Street. G. & W. Y. HEBERTON, No. 62 S. THIRD Street. JAMES E. LEWARS & CO., No. 29 8. THIRD Street. 1 20 tuwthfs40t JAY COOKE & CO., PHILADELPHIA, & EW YORK and WASHINGTON. jay cooke, Mcculloch s co., LONDON. BANKERS AND Dealers in Government Securities. Special attention given to the Purchase and Sale of Bonds aDd Stocks on Commission, at the Board of Brokers In this and other cities. INTEREST ALLOWED ON DKPOS1TS, COLLECTIONS MADE OM ALL POINTS. GOLD AND H1LVKU bOUGHT AND BOLD. In coLnectlon with oar London House we are now prepared to transact a general FOREIGN EXCHANGE BUSINESS, Including Purchase and Sale or Sterling Bills, and the Issue of Commercial Credits aud Travellers' Cir cular Letters, available In any part of the world, and are thus enabled to receive oOLD OS DKt-OSIT, and to allow four per cent interest in currency theteon. Having direct telegraphic communication with both our New York aud Washington oitlocs, wo can Oiler supeilor faulitl.s to our cusMiuers. RELIABLE RAILROAD UONDS FOR INVEST M BNT. Pamphlets and full Information given at our ollice, 8 S Smrp No. 114 S THIRD Street, Phllada. OAP. OUR PATENT Petfumed Detersive Soap, . Perfumed DeTersiYe Soap, Perfumed Detersive Soap, Perfumed Detersive Soap, Perfumed Detersive Soap, Which we hav recently pitentel, 1 made of the unrest matcrllf, and la far superior In (JL.tANINU and BLEACHING properties economy, and a saving of labor, to any other LA.UNDUV SOAP ever made on this continent. A single trial will convluce all good housekeepers of this truth. It cannot Injure the domes or cnup mo nation oi uiu waoiierwuiuau, and Is for eale at all grocery stores In the city. IMEONF, VAN HAAGEN & CO., 91 anufacturers, Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago. 1 ET 6trp , MATS AND OAPh HWAPBUHTON'8 IMPROVED VENTILATED and easy-suing DRESS HATS (patented, in all tha liunroved fashion of the season. CUKSNUX btreeit ac uum j u wmv yi FOURTll EDITION FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HEWS. French Assembly Elections. Chinese Labor Prohibition. Tho West Point Outrages. The Lino and Staff Question. Ktc. i?tc. i:ic. istc. FROM EUROPE. The "Tma" n the Anaembl? ElectUas. London, Feb. 1 The Times' editorial says that the Bordeaux decree ordering the elections will greatly jeopardize the continued existence of a republican form of government, Inasmuch as it may afford an irresistible ctimulus to Intri guing and conspiracy. Kuenle'a ltrfuanl to Hln CapltulatUn. The refusal of tho ex-Empross of the French to sign the capitulation Is regarded by all classes and journals with approval. FROM WA SWING TOJV. The Hut feint Outrage. Despatch to the Associated Press. Washington, Feb. S The Honso Military Com mittee this morning received a verhal report from the sub-committee appointed to Investigate the "hazing" outrages at West Toint. and discussed the sr.lt.ifct without coming to any conclusion. The written it port will be made next Monday. Line nnd Wtnff. The Senate Committee on Nsval Affairs herd a number of naval ollicers In opposition to favorable action on Stevens' line and stair bill, which recently passed the House. It was stated that one effect of the bill was to make paymasters of seven and nlna years service rank captains who have served ac tively in the navy for from twenty to thirty flvo j cam. Special Despatch to The Bvenina Telegraph, Washington, Feb. 8. The Senate Commerce Committee to-day decided to report Tue I Inclnnutl nnd Newport Ilrldce Case to the Senate, and that they ask to be discharged from its further consideration, and that it be re ferred to the Judiciary Committee. A canvass of the Senate shows that there is very little chance or any large steamship bill now boforo that body going through. FROM JYEW YORK. 1 hloee Prohibition. Ai.iianv, Feb. II A bl'l has been Introduoad In tho Senate prohibiting tho employment of Chinese coolie lator. t'eiiKbkeepale In the Itombaliell Rnalneaa. rouonRKKi'sm, Feb. 9 All tho available force or the Cold Spring Iron Foundry has been set at work for the manufacture of sixty thousand bombshells. It (toes not transpire whence the order emanates. FROM NEW ENGLAND. French Relief Movement. EPfcTON, Feb. 2. A movement has been started here by several wealthy citizens to raise $75,000 to purchase provisions and load a ship for tho relief of tho French, providing that the Oovernment will furnlHh a United States vessel to carry the pro visions. new York Produce Market. Nw York, Feb. 8. Cotton quiet and weak; sales icon bales uplands at 15c.: Orleans at lee. Flour dull but without decided change; sales 10,000 barrels. Wheat dull; sales 86,neo bushels new spring at l to lift j winter red and amber Western at l-69(l-0. Corn dull; sales 81,000 bushels new mixed Western at 66c. Oats dull ; sales 18,000 bushels Ohio at 63(S0ftc. Reef tirru; plain mess, UH15; extra, lftW60. Pork steady. Lard dull. Whisky quiet at 944c OFFICIAL. The Returns ef the Hpeelal Election Tester luv. From the returns of the special election held yesterday in the Seventeenth Legislative dis trict, filed in the Prothonotary's ollice this morn ing, we obtain these figures: Kinrfrenth Ward. Griffith, H. IHttman. D. Eighth Division ill '3s Thirteenth " 83 69 Twenty-first 135 loo Tirtnty.thir4 Ward. First Division 94 94 Second " ... 139 lis a bird " 132 9T Fourth " m 70 Filth 140 72 Sixth " 19$ lis Seventh " 137 84 Klghth " , 90 114 Ninth " 57 111 Tenth " 881 144 Eleventh" 144 99 Twelfth " Ill 10 Tu-enlyjilh Ward. First Division 129 10 Second " 128 83 Third " 115 224 Seventh 172 125 Eighth " 01 80 Grand total 8527 8071 Grimth's majority, 450. RKSUMS. Orifllih. Diltman. Total vote Twenty-ninth ward r 824 Twenty-third ,...lti' 12t " Twenty-Ilfth " .... 6U9 613 At the election for Representative held in Oc tober, ISiO, tho district was carried by the Democrats by 2(JS majority. The vote at the two elections eIiows the following contrast: F, b. 1871. I O. U 18T0. G. H. Griir.th, R 17M Wstson C-ml, R....8T43 U. W. Diltman, D....2.71J. A. Campbell, D....8950 Rep. maj 4W Deni. maj 80S Til E Fl FTEENTII AMES I31 EX ! t'lvil Klsbtaon a Knllronrt-Mnlt far Daniirt. In the I'ulted States Circuit C urt yesterday the case of Katie Cuiutnings, colored, agaiust th Oiange and Alexandria Railroad Company, for forcibly ejecting ber from a flt-class car of tlmt rcud, was being huurd. Tue plalutiff In this suit states iu her teMl'nouy that fbe was engaged by a benevolent society In New York cltv to o to AMugdon, Vlr (ltila, as a school teacher; - that ' she MiichaHcd in Ne-v Vork a first-class ticket for Lynchburg, and that she travelled as a first clues passenger without interruption uutil after be had passed Washington, auil was between lLal city aud Alexandiia, when tho conductor told her that the must get out of that coach. Sbe refuftd to go, and he then told her if she did not he would have her srrexted when the cars reached Alexandria. She still refusing to move, on reaching Alexandria the conductor came into the car with a large burl uiau, whom, the took to be a policeman, by whom she was forclblv, and with considerable vlolenee, moved from lie ladies' car, iu which sho was seated, and put In a car occupied by men, who were using iiict profane and indecent language, and the tnickc from their cigars aud pipes was 6 dense and soffocatiDg as to compel them to laUo the windows in order to breathe mora freely. The day being very cold the suffered much from the exposure. She complained that, lu l eing moved forcibly from onnrar to another, fcbe was considerably bruised. The case Is still petidlnsr. nd will be argued to-dav by L. II. Chandler, F.sq.. for the plaintiff. Tho dauiagos are laid at 1SC0. Alter a hearing of the case, w ith the instruc tlocs in relatlou thereto, the jury fomd for tua plaintiff, rid ascertained damage in the sum oftllOO. The case la of Interest H'asAinjfoMi ltar.