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THk DAILY KrENlNG TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1871.
LITDHATUHIJ.
REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.
"Fenton'a Qnest," by M. E. Braddon, is
of necessity a highly-spiced novel, in which
what might be called the higher criminal
classes of Great Britain are made to figure
prominently. The illustrations, which are
numerous, represent women with large
and liquid eyes and men with huge whiskers
and severely aristocratic countenances, and
the artist has very accurately hit
off the characteristics of the people
who are introduced to the readers of
the book. These big-whiskered gentlemen and
big-eyed ladies, it is true, are apt to become
tiresome when one meets with them too fre
quently; and the peculiar vein of romance
Which Miss Braddon opened some years ago
has Bince been worked pretty industriously by
numerous imitative admirers, so that it is
scarcely possible such a novel as "Fenton'a
Quest" can at this day make quite the same
impression it would have done ten years ago.
It is an interesting story, however, and it
saay be read with pleasure by the public out
Bide of kitchen and stable circles, to the ex
clusive delectation of which Miss Braddon
hat wrongly been accused of devoting her
talents. For sale by Claxton, llemsen & Ilaf
felfinger. "The Diary of the Besieged Resident in
raris," by II. Labouchere, M. P., is a reprint
of a series of letters to the London Daily
Jfem written during the siege of Paris, and
which attracted much attention when they
originally appeared in the columns of that
journal. Mr. Labouchere writes in a humor
ously cynical vein that renders it impossible
to tell at times whether he is jesting or in
earnest, and the want of seriousness in treat
ing very serious subjects certainly detracts
much from the value of the diary, and makes
it often far from pleasant reading. The
work, however, as a record of the impres
sions and experiences of a disinterested and
nnpartisan observer of the sights and sounds
inside Paris during the great siege, make, it at
once interesting for present perusal and an
important contribution to the history of the
great Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. For
sale by Glaxton, Renisen & H affelfinger.
"An Oral Method with German," by
Jean Gustave Keetels, published by Leypoldt,
Ilolt & Williams, is an attempt to teach
German by the natural method, or in the
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read his own language. The method of Mr.
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"Guilt and Innocence," by Madame So
phie Schwartz, translated by Elma Borg and
Marie A. Brown, published by Lee & Shep
ard, is the third of the series of novels by the
great Swedish authoress now being issued. It
has a well-constructed and highly dramatio
plot, some excellent character sketches, and
is a graphio picture of certain phasoa of Swe
dish life. It is to be regretted that so admi
rable a novelist as Madame Schwartz should
be introduced to the American publio through
the medium of such bad translations as the
one before us and its two predecessors cer
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understand Swedish exceedingly well, but
their knowledge of English is limited; and as
specimens of literary work the three novels
they have translated are not entitled to very
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Messrs. Lee & Shepard have also pub
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"Vera; or, The Russian Princess and the
English Earl," published by D. Appleton &
Co., is a love story which is clever and enter
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call for particular comment. For sale by
Porter & Coates.
"M, or N," by J. S. Whythe-Melville,
published by Leypoldt. Ilolt & Williams, is a
not very successful attempt to treat the same
subject that Wilkie Collins did in his "No
Name." Mr. Melville is not a very vigorous
writer, and he totally lacks the f aoulty, pos
sessed by Mr. Collins in an eminent degree,
of making the extravagantly improbable ap
pear at least not impossible. There is one
scene in the novel before us where the
absolutely awes a robber who has forced his
way into her chamber, and forces him down
upon his knees to ask forgiveness, mainly by
the power of her splendid black eyes. In the
bands of some writers ouch a scene could be
made intensely exciting in spite of its im
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cott & Co.
T. B. Peterson & Brothers have published
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James It. Osgood fe Co. have issued in
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The April numbers of The Sunday Maga
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Lippincott & Co., are as usual handsomely
Illustrated, and are filled with stories, sketchea
and poetry fr?m pens of some of the best
English writers o.f the day.
The Sunday at Home for April contains
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American bunday School Union.
SOME
CURIOSITIES OF
LITERARY
BL UM)ERINO.
Ywm tM Jjondon ftt Wrfay H9i.
"It was an excellent question," says Ber
rien, "of my Lady Cotton, when Sir Robert
Cotton was magnifying of a shoe, which was
Moses' or Noah's, and wondering at the
strange shape and fashion of it; 'lint, Mr.
Cotton,' says she, 'are you sure it is a shoe?' "
If the lesson which Selden drew from this
excellent question, "The reason of a thing
is not to be inquired after till you are sure
the thing itself is so," had been always ob
served, how many conjectures, various, inge
nious, and all distant from the truth,
like those of which Gibbon
tells in mentioning the passages
of Longinus that were lost and found, would
have been stifled! For example, Dngdale, in
the "Baronage of England," citing Walsing
ham, Rays that Sir John do Montaeute, grand
son of the first Earl of Salisbury of that nanin,
was the greatest fanatic (fool fiituus is
WalRingbain's word) among the followers of
WicklifiTe; being so trannported with zeal
(falling into such an abyss of folly qui in.
tanla lapsus est tetania says Walsingham)
that he caused all the images which were in
the chapel at Schenole, there set up by John
Aubrey and Sir Alan Buxhull (his wife's for
mer husbands) or any of their predecessors,
to be taken down and thrown in obsoure
places; "only the image of St. Katherine (in
regard that many did affect it; he
gave leave that it should stand in his
bakehouse." Dugdale is followed by a train
of authors down to Dr. Vaughan, the modern
biographer of "NVickliffe, who repeat, without
comment, this singular enshrining of St.
Katherine. It miRht have been surmised that
thefstatue was of wood, and was doomed to
the oven, by the zealous iconoclast, as a spe
cial mark of reprobation, because it ha4 been
a special object of worship, lint this con
jecture would seem to be far from the truth,
because there was a reason, apart from all
controversy on the worship of saints, why De
Montaeute should revere the image of St.
Katherine. The Saint had given a name to
his father's mother, the noble Katherine de
Grandison, in whose honor Edward III held
the great tournament in which the Order of
the Garter had its beginning; for Froissart's
story is no fable, and so Lord ilailes, the severe
annalist, might nave learned if he had read
bis Kymer and the Chronicles more carefully.
There was, then, a reason for the exception
in favor of the image, yet still a wonder re
mains. Why should it have been thought an
act of affectionate reverence to the memory
of Katherine de Grandison to set np the
image of her namesake in the bakehouse? Is
it a probable conjecture that, the chapel
having been built near the oven for warmth,
the reformer, though he would not suffer an
idol in his house of worship, gave all the
honor that conscience allowed, by placing it
in the precinct? If, however, we inquire
whether Sir John de Montaeute really did this
wonderful thing, all oonieotnre about his
reasons for doing it may be spared, for in
deed he did not do it at all. Dugdale took
the tale from Walsingham- It is told in
the very same words by another chronicler,
the Monk of Evesham, in his "Life of Richard
the Second." Looking at these authorities,
we find that all that is strange in the story is
the work of Dugdale, misplacing a single let
ter. According to the two monks. Sir John
did nothing worthy of wonder. He set up the
image, not in pintrinvm, in the bakehouse,
but m prtsunum, in its former place in the
chapel. Hearne, the editor of the "Life of
Richard the Second," did not venture to cor
rupt his author s text; but by a foot-note, L.
piatrinurn" in deference to the translation of
the great antiquary, he acoepted the bake
house as the better reading. The Master of
the Rolls also has received pistrinum, into
the text of his edition of 18G1, allowing
in a note that in Camden the word
was pristinum. Henry of Knyghton, who
had the advantage over the other two
chroniclers of being a contemporary, does
not name Sir John de Montaeute among the
Lollard knights; but, strangely enough, he
does relate that at the very same time another
image of St. Katherine, a wooden image, was
discovered to be the solitary oooupant of
another chapel, the chapel of St. John the
Baptist without Leicester, where the follow
ers of Wickliffe were wont to hold their con
venticles, and was chopped np and used as
fuel to boil pot-herbs. After telling this tale
in prose. Knychton repeats it in .Latin
rhymes.
Again, Robert bouthey tooK some pains to
give a correct text of the rtigrim a rrogrens.
In his edition. Hopeful having wondered
why Littlefaith had not plucked up a heart,
and stood one brush with such a company of
cowards as the three brothers. Faintheart,
Mistrust, and Guilt, when they robbed and
wounded him in Deadman's Lane, Christian
replies that many had called them cowards.
but few bad found it so in the time of trial;
that they had made David groan, mourn, and
roar, bad sorely brushed the coats of Morde
cai and Hezekiah, though champions in their
days, and had handled Peter so that they
made him afraid of a sorry girl. It seems a
thing for wonder that Bunyan should have
ranked Mordecai with David, Hezekiah, and
Peter; but in truth he did not. lid
had set in the place which Southey gives
to Mordecai one who may be the niaa oele
brated as second in wisdom to Solomon, aad
certainly was a psaliuiat who in spiritual dark
ness and terror cried from the lowest deep m
a castaway. This was Ueman. Some editor
who had never heard Heman's name like
the meie matter-of-fact godfather who, being
asked to give the child a Bible name, pro
posed Baal-zebub took the next that carne,
and chanced Heman to Hamac. Then
Southey, or the editor from whom he copied,
assured that Bunyan could not nave num
bered Haman among the champions of the
faith, concluded that (since it was not Haman
it must be Mordeoai, and Mordeoai was ex
alted acoordinf ly. Mr. Offer has pointed out
the progress of this error, which in all proba
bility was overlooked, not invented, by
bonthey.
Dr. Lmgard, in his "History of England,"
telling of the unfortunate little army that
Jean de Tienne, Admiral of France, brought
over to Edinburgh in the year 133", t aid
the Scots in a projected raid across the border,
says:
"It 1b amusing to read In Frolsaart the complaints
of the Frenchmen after their arrival Wiien
they were at last introduced to me King, they ware
hocked with his 'red bleared eyes, of tne color of
sandal- wood, which convinced them that he vu no
warnor,'"
Here is an opening into a wilderness of
conjectures. Passing over the stumbliag
block that the complexion of no sandal-wood
of modern days can vie with the fiery red of
an inflamed eye, we must wonder, like Sir
Kobert Cotton magnifying of a ahoe, by
what procetia the red eyes of King llobert as
sured hia allies that be could be no warri r.
Troissart, above all men, kuew the points of
a cood knight. What reasons, looking either
to caiiKO or consequence, persuaded him tht
a redeye king might be a valiant iuiu-
at-aruiH? But before we ask the reason of the
thing, we are to inquire whether the thing it
self were bo; and, again, it wan not. It does
not appear that the French were at all
shocked with the King's eyes, which
seemed as though they were made
np of sendail not sandal-wood, but a fabrio
of scarlet silk interwoven with some coarser
material of tke same color; and, far from
finding in red eyes an excuse for coward
sloth, they deemed it foul scorn that the
"good tall fellow" who had them did not lead
his army to the fight. They were, indeed,
convinced that he was no soldier, yet not
from the color of his eyes, but beoause they
saw that it was dearer to him t sit by the
fireside in Edinburgh than to ride forth to
battle with his nine sons whose delight was
in arms. This is what Froissart says:
"Or vint le rol Robert d'KtcMii, un grand bon
hemrue a uns rouges yeux rebraeics: lis semblotent
fonrres de scndall; et blen montrolt que 11 n'etolt
lias aux amies trop valllant houirae et que 11 eut
plus clier le sojourner quj lu chevanciier; mala II
avolt jusiiucs a neuf ills, et ceax alinolent les
amies "
After relating the departure of the army from
Edinburgh, Frossart continues:
"A cette ehevauchee n'etolt point In rol, mala etolt
demeure en Haindcbourch, et eloient tons Bes en
fans en l'annee."
The Froissart in whose chronicles Dr. Lin
gard found amusement was norths Canon of
Chimay himself, nor Lord Berners, whose
translation was preferred by Waiter Scott,
and who, in this place as in others, has given
a true, though a free, interpretation. Mr.
Jobnes, of Ilafod, was the blind guide whom
Dr. Lingard blindly followed.
Once more. The elder Disraeli, of whom
it has been said that he never rested satislied
until he had consulted original authorities,
tells us in a chapter on "Literary Blunders:"
'Lord Bollngbroke imagined that In those famous
verses beginning with Jtxcudent alii, etc., Virgil at
tributed to the Romans the glory of having sur
passed the Greeks in historical composition ; acoord-
lng to nm idea, toose itoman Historians whom Virgil
preferred to the Grecians were Sailust, Llvy, and
Tacitus. But Virgil died before Livy had written his
History, or Tacitus was born."
Here is cause enough to wonder at the
strange fashion of Bolingbroke's understand
ing, llow could he imagine that Virgil attri
butod any bach glory to his countrymen when
the famous verses
"Excndent alii splrantla moillns rera,
Credo equklem, vivos ducent de marinoro vultaal
Orabunt causaa melius, oicilque meatus
escrlbent radio, et aurgentia Bldera a icon t:
Tu regere lmperio populos, Komane, memento;
II tlbl erunt artes; paclsque imponere raorem,
Tarsere subjectls, et debeilare superboa''
do not contain the faintest allusion to histo
rians Roman or Grecian, and, while they give
to the Greeks superiority in the fine arts, ex
pressly limit the province of the Romans to
the arts of dominion? How, if he meant to
say that Tacitus, who was born some eighty
years after the death of Virgil, flourished
with bim in the Augustan age, could he add
immediately this flagrant contradiction,
when lacitus wrote taste was grown cor
rupt as well as manners? But as regards
liolmgbroke, there is no cause for wonder.
In the plainest possible words, he expressed
surprise that Virgil did not give the glory to
nis countrymen. The wonder is
how Disraeli could fall into so preposterous
an error. It happened in this way. He did
not look at the "iEneid;" he did not look at
the "Letters on the Study of History," where
V lrcil s verses are copied at the foot of the
page. He looked at a book in which they are
not copied and which he does not name
"Bishop Newton on the Prophecies" and he
looked with bo careless an eye that, with per
lect innocence of intention, he converted a
mere controversial misrepresentation into
downright assertion of a thing that was not
Bishop Newton, who, rebuking UolingbrsKe
for his imaginary blunder, has been followed
by the author of "Tremaine," had written:
wis i.orasnip is or opinion mat "virgu, in tnose
laruouB verses, rjtendeut am, etc., might have
justly ascribed to his countryman the praise of
writing History oeuer man tno ureciaus.' nut,
which are tne Roman historians that are to be pre
ferred to the Grecian? Why. 'the remains, the
precious remains,' says his Lordship, 'of Sailust, of
Livy, and of Tacitus." But It happened that Virgil
died before Livy nad written bis history, and before
l acitus was born. And Is not this an excellent
t hronolcger, now, to correct ancient nlitory and
chronology sacred and profane?"
There is no blunder here; but there is
something less pleasant a want of care to
repeat, with perfect good faith, the words of
an adversary, lhose to whom the Jssay on
History was known only by the Bishop's
report were led to believe that Sailust, Livy,
and Tacitus were the only historians named
by Bolingbroke, and that he named them
expressly as the historians whom Virgil
outfit to nave preferred. Yet he named alto
gether eight, alluding also to "others" un
named, and he did not name any one of the
eiuht nntil Virgil had passed out of his
thought. In hia letter to Lord Cornbury,
after distinguishing antiquaries and annal
lats from historians, and telling how, as
nations grew into manhood, history, at first
intended only to record lta names and re
markahle events, was raised to answer the
nobler end of a lesson of ethics and politics,
he spoke of the growth of annals into true
history among the Greeks and Romans:
"Thai (he sa s) It happened among the Greeks, but
much more among the Komaus, notwitrntana
lng the prejudice In favor of the former, even
among the latter. I have sometimes thought that
vircii might nave iutiy ascribed to his countrymen
the prihe of writing history better, as well as that
of affording the noblest subjects for it, in those
famous verses, 'Excudrnt ail),' etc.. where the dif
lei cut excellencies of the two nations are so hnely
touched, but he would have weakened, perhaps by
lengthening, ana nave natteuuu the climax
Here he passed away from Virgil, and went
on, according to bis purpose, to establish the
superiority of the Roman historians. He
mentioned Herodotus as an entertaining
story-teller, gave high praise to Thucydides
and Xenophon, who treated but small por
tiona of history, and, adding that Polybius
and Dionysius of lla icarnasvus must bow to
the great Roman authors, he proceeded:
'Many principal ni. n of that commonwealth wrote
memorials of their own actions aud thalr own times
Sjila, thenar, Labienus, pollio, Augustus, and
others. What writer of memorials, what compl
lei s of the mate, ia aiafortca were these ! what genius
was necefsary to Mulsh up the pictures that such
masters han sketched! Hume allorded men that
were equal to the task. Let the remaiua. the pre
clous remains of tsalluot. of Llvy, and of Tacitus
witness hum u uui. w ueu xauuu wrote, even me
appearance of virtue had been long proscribed, and
Uste was grown corrupt, as well as manners yet
history preserved ner integrity and her lustre."
Bolingbroke's judgment may have been at
fault when he deemed that Syila, Ciusar, Sal
lust, and Pollio for perhaps Lakienus and
Augustus hhould be set aside with Livy aud
Taoitus would have been Virgil's sufficient
warrant if h bad ascribed the superiority to
his countrymen, and he might have written
more perspicuously; he might have paused,
though perhaps at the tisk of weakening and
flattening bis e'oqueLt prose, to tell Lord
Cornbury that, while in naming the Roman
historians he could not exclude Livy aud
Tacitus, be did not mean to assert that they
had nourished before or at the same tiuis
with Virgil. But theological zeal will hardly
excuse the grave profession of a belief that
he imagined Tacitus and Vircii to have
flourished together in an age in which tuste
had grown corrupt. The Binhop's interpreta
tion does not give tne sense and spirit of toe
original, and if it could be accepted as fair,
still the lauiestable blunder in Mr. Disraeli's
sew version would remain a remarkable in
stance of the danger of quoting at second
hand.
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btrett, m tne city or rmiaaeipma.
6 wfmst Auditor.
"PEPARTMENT OF SURVEYS OFFICB OF
J CHIEF ENGINEER AND .SURVEYOR.
PUILADBU'UIA, Pa., April 6, 1871.
NOTICE Duplicate plans of the revision of
grades upon eo much of the Twenty-seventh ward
as is embraced within Forty-second urid Forty-sixth
streets, and sprnce street ana uaiumore avenue,
are now prepared and deposited ror inspection at
the ortlce of WILLIAM II. JONES, Surveyor and
Regulator, No. 4040 MARKET Street, and also at
the ofllee of this Department, and the Board of Sur
veyors have appointed MONDAY, April 17. 1871, at
10) o'clock A.M., to consider any oujectlons that
may be urged thereto by any citizen interested
therein.
STRICKLAND KNEA5S,
4 9 11 15 3t Chief Engineer and Surveyor.
COPYING PEESSES.
Just received, a Large Assort
ment of the Latest Ktyles
COPYING PRESSES.
WM. M. CHRISTY,
Stationer and Printer,
No. 187 S. THIRD Street,
SSS eodS
Opposite Glrard Bank.
r A R A C
AS CHOCOLATE,
Imported and for sale by
DALLETT fc SON.
'Urn
No. m 8. FKONT btreet.
GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS.
A Foil Assortment.
OUR OWN i ROW TIL
COLLINS, WET11ERILL & CO..
SEtI) GROWKK9.
4 4 tufa tX Nos. 1111 and Ui MARKET blreet.
IMIPPINO
tP XT A mTAKT A T PWl
rwLU.U?. 1 A 1 lUllALl SJLLLii
STEAM DIRECT TO AND FROM NEW YORK,
UKKN5TUWN, AND LIVERPOOL.
Tne magnificent Ocean Steamships of this linn.
sailing regularly every SATURDAY, are among the
largest in the world, aud famous for the degree of
safety, comfort, and speed attained.
KAliSi, UlKKKNUlf,
TB and 0O. First class Excursion Tickets, good for
twelve months, ,1130. Early application must be
made In order to secure a choice of state-rooms.
STEERAGE RATES, CURKBNCT,
Outward, ish. Prepaid, 32. Tickets to and from
Londonderry ann uiaagow at the same low rates.
Pei sons visiting the old country, or sending for their
friends should remember that these steerage rates
are 3 cheaper than several other lines.
Bank drafts Issued tor any amount, at lowest rates,
payable on demand in all partaof England, Ireland,
Scotland, Wales, and the Continent of Europe.
Apply to WALLER fc CO., Agents,
AO. HU4 walnut su, jimt oftow Second.
mm T.TVrrnpnriT. xrr nnrmo
Xii TOWN. The Inman Line of Royal Mai
Bteaaieni are appointed to sail as follows :
City of New ork, Wednesday, April 19, at 2 P.M.
uity or isrusseis, eaiuraay, April 82, at s r n.
City of London, Saturday, April 2. at 1 P. M,
Cltv of Dublin, via Halifax. Tuesdav. Mav 9. atl
and each succeeding Saturday and alternate Tues
day, rrom pier wo. n north river.
By Mail Steamer Sailing every Saturday.
Payable in gold. Payable In currency.
First Cabin ITBjSteerage 30
to Londnn so to libudon 86
To Halifax 80 1 To Halifax IB
rasscmrers also forwarded to Antwero. Rotter.
a Hia, sweaen, iNorway, uenmarx, etc., at reuucea
rateB.
Ticketa can be bought here at moderate rates by
persons wishing to send for their friends.
For further Information apply at the company'i
Office.
JOHN G. dale. Agent, No. IS Broadway, N. Y. I
ur wj u iJUiMiNjiijii r AUljix, Agents,
No. 408 CHESNUT Street. Philadelphia,
rpHE REGULAR STEAMSHIPS ON TUB PHI-
A. LA 1) E LPU1A AND CHARLESTON STEAM
SHIP LINE are ALONE authorized to Issue througt
ollls of ladlnir to Interior points South and West in
connection witn bonth Carolina Railroad company.
ALU KJilJ JU II Lttrt,
Vice-President So. C. RK. Co.
PHILADELPHIA AND SOUTHERN
MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY'S RE
GULAR SEMI-MONTUL LINE TO NEW OR
LEANS. J a.
The yazoo wm sail ror new Orleans, via Havana.
On lUeBUHY, April in, HU S A. .11.
The Juniata win sail irom New Orleans, via
Havana, on . April .
THROUGH BILLS OF LADING at as low rates
as bv anv other route Eiven to MOBILE. GALVES
TON, injluainiua, koukivkt, LAVAOUA, and
BRAZOS, and to all points on the Mississippi river
between New Orleans and St. Louis. Red river
freights reshlpped at New Orleans without charge
01 commiBHious.
WEEKLY LINE TO SAVANNAH. GA.
Tne WYOMING will sail for Savannah on Satur.
day. April in. at 8 A. M.
Tne .riuNuK wm sail irom eavaanan on Sat
urday, April is.
TU.KOUUH uillh of LADING given to all tho
principal towns In Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mis
sissippi. Louisiana. Arkansas, and Tennessee in con
nection with the Central Railroad of Georgia, At-
.aaiic ana uun nanroaa, ana r ionaa steamers, at
ubiuw raies aa oj cuuipeuug unea.
SEMI-MONTHLY LINE TO WILMINGTON, N. C.
Tne tun aw ainda will sau lor wilminc-ton an
Wednesday. April 12. at 6 A. M. Returnlnir. will
leave n uiuujkwu ouuuay, April io.
connects witn tne cape ear Kiver steamboat
Company, the Wilmington and Weldon and North
Carolina Railroads, and the Wilmington and Man-
cnester itanroaa to an interior points.
DTeignts ror commma. . C. and Augusta, (ia.
taken via Wilmington at as low rates as by anv
other route.
Insurance effected when requested bvshlnners.
Bills of lading signed at Queen street wharf on or
before day of sailing.
WILLIAM L. JAMKS, General Agent,
No. 130 S. THIRD Street.
CLYDE'S 8TKAM L.I N K S.
, Ortlce, No. 19 South WHARVES.
PHILADELPHIA, RICHMOND AND NORFOLK
STEAMSHIP LINE, THROUGH FREIGHT AIR-
LfNE TO THE SOUTH AND WEST.
Steamers leave every WEDNESDAY and SATUR
DAY "at noon," from FIRST WHARF above MAR
KET Street.
No bills of lading signed after 12 o'clocsk on salllnor
day.
THKOUGH ivATJKa to an points m North and
South Carolina, via Seaboard Alr-llne Railroad, con
necting at rorisuiouiu, sua m .yacuourg, va., Ten
nessee, and the West via Virginia and Tennessee
Alr-llne, and Richmond and Danville Railroads.
KrelttlltS 1JAKULJU but uincb and taken At
LOWER RATES than by any other line.
No charge ror commissions, dray age, or anv ex
pense of transfer. Steamships Insure at ljwest
rates.
FREIGHTS RECEIVED DAILY.
State-room accommodations for passengers.
WM. P. PORTKh. Agent. Richmond and nit
Point. T. P. CROWELL & CO., Agents, Norfolk.
frf PHILADELPHIA AND CHARLESTON.
FHILADKLPH1A and CHARLESTON
STEAMSHIP LINE.
THUUMJAX L.1WJS UK CH AKLESTON.
The first-class Steamship VIRGINIA. Cantaln
Hunter, will sail on Thursday. Aorll o. at is
o'clock, noon, from Pier 8, North Wharves, above
Arch street.
Thronen bins or lanine to an principal nointa in
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, etc., etc.
Rates of ireignt as low as Dy any other route.
For freight or passatre apply on the Pier, as above.
WM. A. COURTNEY, Agent In Charleston.
FOR NEW YORK DAILY VIA
DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL.
The CHEAPEST and oUluiiEST water commu.
Dieatlon between Philadelphia and New York.
Steamers leave jjailx irom nrst wharl below
MARKET Street. Philadelphia, aad foot of WALL
Street. New York.
THROUGH IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
G oils forwarded by all the lines running out of
New York, North, East, and West, free of commls
aif n.
Fnlght received uauy anu iorwaraea on acc3m-
modeling terms. a
ja.hm iiAnu, Agent,
No. 119 WALL Street, New York.
NEW EXPRESS LINE to ALEX.
iANDRIA, GEORGETOWN, AND
VijMilCiulUi'i, u. vuraaiicmo sun uuiaware
( hi. Hi, connecting witn urange ana Alexandria
Ballad.
Steamers leave reguiany every batukuai at
noon, from First wnari aoove jn.AnA.Zii etreeu
Fretgnts receivea uauy.
HYDE TYLER, Agents, Georgetown, D. C.
M. KLORIDGE CO., Agents, Alexandria, Va.
DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE
TOW-BOAT COMPANY.
barifes toweu ueiweeu xniiBuuipuio, uauuuore,
Havre-de-Urace, Delaware City, and intermediate
TXT -TTTTX T. A TTiT-TTT.TJ- RnnAi'irit.Anriant
OFFICE, No. 18 South WHARVES.
PHILADELPHIA.
WILLIAM pTcLYDE A CO.,
AGENTS
For all the above lines,
No. W SOUTH WHARVE8, Philadelphia,
where further Information may be obtained.
jpB LORJLLARD STEAMSHIP COMFARY
' 1 '""roil NEW TOUU,
BAILHSG TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND SAT
URDAYS AT NOON.
QJ8URANCB ONE-EIGHTH OF ON 3 PES CENT.
No bill of lading or receipt signed for less than
Arty cents, and no Insurance effected for less than
one dollar premium.
For further particulars and rates apply at Com
pany's ottlce, Pier 83 East river, New York, or to
JOHN F. OHU
PIKR 19 NORTH WHARVES.
N. o, Extra rates on small packages iron, metals'
etc
ii i .i .- . . , t
FOR NEW YORK. VIA DELAWARE
irf,2na itaritan uanai.
bV i TS L RE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY".
DESPATCH AMJ dWIf TalKIS
The steam propellers of this company leave daily
at 1 M. aud P. M.
Through in twenty-four hours. .
Goods forwarded to aay point free of commission.
Freights taken on accommodating terms.
Apply t
WILLIAM M. BAIRD A. CO., Agents,
No. m Souta DELAWARE Avenue,
SHIPPING.
T? O R S A V A N N A H, O R O R O I A
A? TIlE FIORIDA FORTS,
GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT AND PASSEN
OER LINE.
CENTRAL RAILROAD OF GEORGIA AND ATH
liArsTlU ANU WULF KA1LKUAD,
FOUR STEAMERS A WEK.
TUESDAYS,
'riiLiUSlJAXB. '
AND SATURDAYS.
THE STEAMSHIPS
BAN SALVADOR. Captain Nlckerson. from Pier
no. norm luver.
WM. K. Ur AKKlSUrf, Agent,
No. 5 Howling (ireett.
MONTGOMERY. Captain Fatrcloth, from Pier Ncl
13 North Rlyer.
K. lowdkn. Agent,
No. 93 W est street. I
LEO.
Captain Dearborn, from Pier No. 18 East?
River.
MURRAY, FERRIS & CO., Agents, I
Nos. 61 and 6a Soutn street. I
i
nWTTOAT. T? "P "V 17 C: fountain Maltnn fnn TMar
no. B norm rtiver.
LIVLMJSTON, FOX ft CO., Agents,
No. S3 Liberty street.
Insurance by this line ONE-HALF PER CENT.
Superior accommodations for passengers.
Through rates and bills of lading la connection'
with the Atlantic and (Julf Freight line,
Throngh rates and bills of lading in connection
with central Kaiiroad Of ueorgia, to an point.
V. V. UWDJNS, UOKUt 1UNUK,
Agent A. AG. R. R., Agent C. R. R.,
No. 829 Broadway. No. 4u9 Broadway
Wn
ITS
STAR
LINE
OCEANIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY
LINE OF NEW STEAMERS BETWESN NBwk
YC RK AND LIVERPOOL, CALLING AT CORKi
lit niiAr u.
The company's neet comprises the following mag
nldcent full-powered ocean steamships, the Blil
largest in the world :
OCEANIC, Captain Murray. ARCTIC
ATLANTIC, Captain Thompson. BALTIC
PACIFIC. Captain Perry. ADRIATIC
These new vessels nave been designed special!?
ior me transatlantic iraue, ana combine sp
Passenger accommodations unrivalled,
Parties tending for their friends In the old com
try can now obtain prepaid tickets.
Steerage, 132, currency.
Other rates as low as anv first-class line.
For further particulars annlv to ISMAY. IMRIS J
CO., No. 10 WATER Street, Liverpool, and No.
EAST INDIA Avenue, LEADEN HALL Btreeti
London: or at the company's offices, No, li
BROADWAY, New York. 1
J. IL SPARKS, Agent. )
FT-HE ANCHOR LINK STEAMERS.
A Sail every Saturday and alternate Wednesday
to and from Glasgow and Derry. 1
Passengers booked and forwarded to and from aiV
railway stations in Great Britain. Ireland, Gctu
many, Norway, Sweden, or Denmark and Amerlci
as safely, speed-lly, comfortably, and cheaply as bj
any other route or line.
"EXPRESS" BTSAMIBS.
ANGELA,'
AUSTRALIA,
BRITANNIA,
INDIA,
COLUMBIA,
"EXTRA" BTSAMIBS.
IOWA.
TYRIAN,
BRITANNIA,
IOWA,
TYRIAN,
liUROPA.
BRITANNIA.
From Pier SO Nerth river, New York, at noon.
Rates of Passage. Payable to Currency,
to Liverpool, Glasgow, or Derry :
First cabins. t65 and 175, according to location.
Cabin excursion tickets (good for twelve months).
securing Dest accouimuaauunn, iisu.
All rol mutually, (w , .rcciagoffw,
Certificates, at reduced rates, can be bought here,
oy tnose wisning to sena ior tnoir inenas.
Drafts Issued, payable on presentation.
Apply at the company's omoes to
HENDERSON BROTHERS.
No. T BOWLING GREEN.
F
OR ST. THOMAS AND BRAZIL;
UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL STEAM,
un.fi
BHir COMPANY. ,
REGULAR MAIL STEAMERS sailing on till
kiu oi every montn.
SOUTH AMERICA, Captain E. L. Tlnklepaugh.
NORTH AMEhlCA. Captain G. B. Slocum.
These splendid steamers sail on schedule tlrae.anrj
call at St. Thomas, Para, Pemambuco, Bahla, and
Rio de Janeiro, solnsr and returning. . For emraraA
menus oi ireisnt or passage, appiy to
VV J. K. UA1LK
K, GARRISON. Agent.
No.
6 Bowling-green, New York.
OORDAOE, ETO.
CORDAGE. I
Manilla, Blial and. Tarred Gordagx
At LowMt Haw York PrloM and IWhU. I
CD WIN H. FITJJEK CO 1
Vtetorr , TEJJTH Bi. and GBRMAHTOWB Avanoa) )
tor. Do. tS B. WATXB St. and H H. DKLAWARH
Avanua,
PHILADELPHIA
JOHN S. LEB fc CO., ROPE AND TWIN
MANUFACTURERS.
DEALERS IN NAVAL STORES,
ANCHORS AND CHAINS,
SHIP CHANDLERY GOODS, ETC.,
Nos. 46 and 48 NORTH WHARVES.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
TKE UNION FIRE EXTINGUISHER,1
OVER FIVE MILLIONS (15,000,000) OF DOLLARS''
WORTH OF PROPERTY IN THE UNITED
STATES HAS ACTUALLY BEEN (
. SAVED BY THE KXTTN. J
GCISHER
Mai
Within the past three years: while in Phlladelphli
alone twenty-five Ores, endangering property to th4
extent of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLj
LARS, have been extinguished daring the past year
by the same means. Our Machine Is trie IMPROVE!:
CARBONIC ACID GAS FIRE EXTINGUISHES
and Is indorsed and used by M. Balrd & Co., Henry.
Dlaston & Son, Benjamin Bullock's Sons, Morris,)
Taiker 4 Co.,1 Alan Wood A Co., Lacey fc Phillips,)
Bromley Brothers, 8. J. Sol ins, Charles Eneu, Joha-i
son &Co., RlmbjA. Madeira, Francis Perot Jk Sous,)
George W. Childs, Pennsylvania Railroad Companyvl
Philadelphia and Boston Steamship Company, Phliai
delphia and Southern Steamship ' Company, and,
many other of our leading boslneas men and corpo-i
rations. i'
CAUTION. All parties In this community artf
warned against buying or selling "ExtlnguUhersi
except those purchased from ns or our agents, nnder,
penalty of immediate prosecution for Infringement J
Our prices have been reduced, and the Machine In
now within the reach of every property holder.
N. B. One style made specially for private refill
dencea. j
Union Tire Extinguisher Companrl
OFFICE, asastutfrp V
No. 118 MARKET STREET.
Savery'sPatent Combined
1 atcr Cooler and
REFRIGERATOR W
Has pioved lisoii to be superior toi
any in tne market, can ana ex
amine.
JACOB F1. II A !V II, Jr.,
Depot, No. 880 MARKET Street.
EDWARD PONTI A CO.,
IMPORTERS OF FOREIGN PRODUCE,
Wines, Oils, Fruits, Cigars,
WliOLX.HAl.JS ANU KfcTAlL,
To, t01 HALIll Street,
PHILADELPHIA.
XDW AKD PONTI. Ib-UTi J JAKBS W. BAVXHS.
GAXOfJ GREEN
is Brighter, will not Fade, Costs Leas than any othei
because u win rami iwiu macu suwace.
BOLD BV ALL. DEALERS IN
PAINTS.
J. H. WEEK & CO., Manufacturer!,
MU N. 144 N. lOl'UrU Sli l'htUelpha.
COTTON SAIL DUCK AND CANVAS, OF ALL
numbers and brands. Tent, Awning. TraaT
turera' Drier Telta, from thirty to aefenti-i 1
InoAea, with Panllna, Belting, Bali Twtue, ewj.
JOllN W. VtciiMAN. 1
K0, 1 CHURCH guoeKCiu Bkonii
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