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THE DAI1A rfVENINO TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY", APRIL 25, 1871.
srmiT of ms MESS. EDITORIAL OPINIONS OF THE LEADING JOURNALS rTON CURRENT TOriCS COMPILED EVERT DAT FOB THE EVENING TELEGRAPH. THE RADICAL DECLARATION OF WAR. From the Louisville Courier-JimrHaU The passage of the Ku-klux bill and rejec tion of the General Amnesty bill furnish con clusive proof of the campaign policy on which the radicals mean to rely next year. The Ku-klnx bill is expected to foment dis turbance in the South which will supply a pretext for the refusal of amnesty; and the relations of the people of the two sections thus muddled, the bayonet election law may be brought to bear upon the ballot-box with a show of necessity if not of justicer This is the warlike strategy to which we have so often referred. It is a soheme made up partly of the spirit of eternal hate and partly of the lust of eternal rapine a hideous revolution ary scheme, the more hideous because it is brutal, the more cruel because it is deliber ate, appealing to the wicked passions of the Northern people and the venal dosires of the radical politicians. The New York Times complains of the "ve hemence" with which we described the Ku klux bill when the announcement of its adop tion by the Senate came to ns over the wires. Inflection, however, suggests no modification of our remarks made on that occasion. It is impossible to regard the measures with any other sentiments than those of horror, amaze ment, and disgust horror at its belligerent features, amazement at such an imposition on the credulity and patience of the people, and d sgust at the corruption which permeates the whole thing from beginning to end. The rejection of amnesty and the passage of the Ku-klux bill fix the lines of battle where we have placed them from the first. The Democratic party is the party of liberal impulses; the party of tolerance, nationality, and peace; the party of union and order through local self-government; the party of progress in constitutional freedom and law; the party of honesty, humanity, and gene rous ideas in political and civil economy. The radical party is the party of eternal hatred, disunion, and strife; the party of publio pillage and private wrong; the party of vengeance, rapacity, and double deal ing; the party with a wooden head and an iron heart; the party whose morality is represented by lien Jiutler, and whose intelligence is represented by Ulysses S. Grant, and whose entire fabrio embraces an organized plot against the liberties and pro perty of the people. Proscription is the first step in the forward movement of the politi cians against free thought and free speech. The Ku-klux bill is confiscation in embryo. The radical leaders have named Grant dicta tor. They have set up a machine for sup pressing ail tne tortus or republicanism as soon as it becomes necessary to carry out their design. They refuse to give up power witnout a ngnt, and they propose to terrify the country by the bloody spectacle of civil tra TV U The people of the North may choose be tween the promise of peace offered by a cnange oi rulers ana tne certainty of blood shed and the overthrow of our Government as matters are going. The South is power less. The free States must fight it out. The Ku-klux bill is a declaration of war on the South; it makes the Southern States slave States once mora; tne bayonet eleotion law is a proclamation of the vassalage of all the people to the radical leaders. A peaoeful outpouring of citizens at the ballot-box may stay the course of the violent revolution which Congress is precipitating on the ooun try. Nothing else can. The radicals mean office or blood, and are recklessly heedless of consequences; and the issue of free govern ment, thus made up, must go to the people for final arbitrament. The war for the Union was not a war for the preservation of the Government, but a war for a chance to test the quality of free government upon the field of revolution now presented to the people. TAXATION AND TARIFF. From Wooihu'l it- Clafiin'$ Wekty. N The revenue reform party professes to have found the exact balance between free trade and protection. The country is to be con gratulated if any party with power enough to make sound ideas respectable has at last been formed. Some there are who believe the revenue reform a wolf in sheep's clothing the free traders nnder a new name. Only on the broad principles of universal government, of the most expansive cosmopolitanism, is absolute free trade practicable. The brother hood of mankind calls for interchange of the products of intellect and industry. 15 at while national prejudices and national selfishness subsist, free trade, in its broad sense, is an impracticability. In revenue tariff, as in pro tection tariff, the duty of meeting the ex penses of government and the national lia bilities is the first proposition. These must be provided, under whatever form of rule or theory of taxation. The secondary question in a revenue re form is the mode in which taxation shall be levied whether on articles of prime neces sity, few in number, but of universal con sumption, or by the taxation of certain arti cles with a view to the effect of such tax im posts on home protection. This latter sug gestion in some degree involves the principle of protection. In theory, the income tax, properly levied and adjusted, is the most equitable tax that can be imposed. It falls precisely on those most able to bear it; it omits the vast proportion of the workers and operatives from its sweep. But the income tax is inquisitorial, it is costly in collection, and so obnoxious to the tax-payers that it must be abandoned. This antipathy is, in some measure, justly due to its inequality and to the unfairness of making precarious income assessable in like proportions with permanent income. The conclusive objection to protection is, that it is a failure; it dues not protect. It absolutely obstructs and hampers the greater operations of commerce, and favors the foreigners at the expense of the home manufacturers. This is conspicuously the case in the woollen trade. In other instances the protective duty works for the benefit of a few individuals who monopolize an article of the greatest value to the whole community, as in the ease of qui nine. The whole tariff is the result of com promises, in which the old compact, "Tickle me and I'll tickle you," is the one conspicuous feature. The Lawrence and Lowell mill-owners re quire protection, so they trade off votes with the Pennsylvania iron men; the end being a system of deplorable blunders, a dishonor to our financial intelligence, displaying to the world our ignorance of the first principles in finance, or our asinine patience nnder tha uiost outrageous oveiloadina. Not less mis taken in principle, though honest in inten tion, lias been Mr. Boutweil'a desperate effort at paying off the national debt in the present generation, xuo 1110 ui n uuiuu in n-ccuuini. The seed is sown in one era, the harvest is gprnered in another. The sacrifices of war or peace are with an eye to the benefit of a future race. We of this generatien have suffered all the personal privations, and done the mighty deeds of war, not for ourselves alone, but for all suooeeding generations. Yet not only do we bear our own burden, but we heroicallv undertake to relieve poste rity of their just share. True, that in so doing we nave raised the national credit; out tno cost to national commerce baa been incalcula ble. Mr. Boutwell's patriotio probity is worthy of all admiration, but it is possible to pay too dear for one s whistle. If the revenue r formers can effect a reform in this oue par ticular, they will do a great work. There is no justice, no sense, in the nation of to-day shouldering the debt of the nation or next century. There is yet another point for the revenue reformers, the appreciation oi green backs. Greenbacks sre now the currency of the nation they have been tiied and not fonnd wanting. They are as good as gold; in many respects belter than gold there is no reason v.hv thev should not be at par. Let but greenbacks be received and paid by the Government, either at the current gold rates, or under such regulations as may reserve the cold for foreign transactions. Let this be accomplished, and the Revenue Reform party will have won their spurs, and earned their right to be considered a live, independent body. REPUBLICAN POLICY. From the N. Y. Time. The elements of muoh political disturbance are evidently gathering about the horizon The Democratic party is compact, because it is unscrupulous. Any acts which promise ta restore it to power in the national affairs are eagerly adopted, however ninth of bad faith they may involve. Such acts may be fraught with consequences which every honest man and every true patriot deprecates. They may involve the nation again in immeasurable ex pense and misery, and subvert every noble end which the fathers had in view when the Governmentjwas founded. It is by no means certain that these most dangerous enemies of our institutions will not accomplish their purpose. The South, with but one-third of the legitimate power at the polls, governed us by it for seventy years. The party with which they acted was willing to give them anything they asked as the price of their votes, and they will do it again. The amend ments to the Constitution are only to be ao cepted while resistance to them is impossible; and all the costly gains of our terrible war would be promptly sacrificed if onoe the ex tremists gained the upper hand. They are even now held out, openly and eagerly, for the South to take as the price of place and power, to be given to the Democratic party by its vote. Will the nation allow these fruits of its victory, purchased with so much blood, and anguish, and treasure, to be taken away from it peaceably ? If we do, we must let still more precious things go with them; for an other claimant is rising np to demand an ample share of legal concessions and safe guards, and boundless pecuniary emoluments; and this claimant is, beyond any question, more hostile to our republican liberties and the truest prosperity of the country than was the slave power in its most arrogant and successful days. The Irish Catholic vote will go with the Democratic Southern vote. No one doubts that; and it is precisely this coniiDg coalition which requires ns to take timely alarm. For it is now a fact hardly disguised, that the Roman ists, as such, with all their losses in Europe pressing upon them, and all their thorough organization promising them success, are aiming at the political control of this nation. The indications of their settled purpose have been given with greater clearness, and less reservation, every year since the secret con vention in Baltimore. Sometimes it has broken out from the less cautious in express declarations. "It is only a matter of time," says Father Ilecker. The Tablet, and other representative organs, are preparing the minds of their readers for it in almost every issue; and when the collision comes between State and Church, "the American idea," the Tablet Boys, "must give way," and with it "whatever contradiots or does not aooord with the Catholic idea." It is noticeable that the hostility of these two great elements of our future danger, which are so manifestly drawing towards each other, is directed to the same objects. In tense aversion to the common school, to open and full discussion, and to a free press, cha racterizes them both. They are mutually attracted by a strong elective affinity, and when the power which they covet is within their grasp, one will cry to another, "Help me and I will help you. Break up the recon struction, the South will say, and we will grant you whatever special privileges,, and immunities, and subsidies you may demand, and make it a perilous thing for the pulpit or the press to speak boldly against your en croachments. But the live power in this new tyranny will not be the South. It is now broken and weakened, and it cannot readily recover that old boastful arrogance which the war so rudely humbled. The South will be the dependant, and will be used by its abler and more powerful ally to accomplish its own more ambitious and far- reachmg designs. The last war was fearful enough, and it is worth a good deal of vigorous precautionary action to escape an other like it. We entertain a doubt whether it is the wisest policy just now to cjive the South the very leaders they want by granting that universal amnesty which some impulsive and unsuspicious Republicans are so elo quently urging. And we believe also that the time has oome to cost aside the delusive hope of Buocess by temporizing with the other element oi tne gathering peril. The lines are irrevocably drawn bv those who govern the movement. The prize is immensely valuable and attractive to them. Timidity in opposing them will only hasten the evil we would avoid, Our safety lies in just what our position prompts in speaking plainly, and aoting with wise but resolute deoision. Republi cans demand civil and religious liberty for all our citizens who have not disfranchised them selves by their crimes; and on that line we mean to fight it out. FRAUDULEN V DEGREES. From the A. Y. World. There are certain extremists in political eoonomy according to whose views any com modity for which a demand exists or oan be created may be made a legitimate matter of exchange. By this rule is justified the manu facture and sule of adulterated food, poison ous cosmetics, obscene literature, or any other vile traffic whereby unprincipled scoun drels fcetk ill-gotten gin. The fact that such things find ready sale, it is said, shows that llify axe wanted by very many of the public, ai.d to satisfy a want, no matter of what nature, is a sufficient obieot of supply. "('meat ewj't.r' is the fundamental axiom nd sole limitation of this law of trade, with out regard to the buyer's ability to detect the quality of the offered wares or the use to which he may intend to put them. Several of these liberally constructed branches of industry are doubtless we 1 known to our readers; but there is oue, of comparatively recent growtn, which is not so generally understood as it deserves to be. In every community wherein a liberal edu cation obtains social recognition there exists a demand for collegiate degrees; firstly, be cause the privilege of appending certain ini tials, asl). v., Lilj. v., al. v., etc, to ones signature is gratifying to one's sense of per sonal importance; and secondly, because there nre certain professional avocations in which the possession of one or another of these titles is supposed to be essential. In former times and in less progressive countries the conferring of these degrees has been coupled with the imperative condition that the candi date should cave proven himself intellectu ally worthy of the honor bestowed; but in our advancing civilization a more purely commercial view of the question is come in vogue, mere are numerous individuals who entertain a laudable aspiration for academic distinction, but who have neither ability nor leisure to win it by the usual course of aca- demio study. They are, however, able and willing to pay for it nearly or quite as muoh as the preparatory curriculum would cost. At first inadequate accommodation was provided in rural colleges for this class of customers by an extension of the terms on which honorary degrees might be obtained; but as the demand increased a separate business has sprung np to meet it. And the way or it is this: One or two enterprising persons hire a small house and a box at the post-office, and procure an act of Legislature incorporating him or them as a university duly empowered to grant all degrees commonly conferred by institutions of learning. No personal intercourse is hold with the prospective alumni of this immacu lately conceived alma mater; but its transac tions are conducted by means of travelling agents and mysteriously worded advertise ments in the publio press. All over America are customers sought, and even in Europe to a sufficient extent to rouse a not unnatur-ii distrust of any Amerioan degree. The diploma of M. D. is said to find most pur chasers, though a thriving traftio is done in LL.D.'s, and orders for D. D. are not in frequent. Philadelphia has hitherto enjoyed almost a monopoly of this profitable business, and from Philadelphia, we are glad to say, comes an ell art for its suppression; but if rumor be true there is a similar trade conducted else where even in our own city to say nothing of minor rural colleges which eke out their scanty incomes by the issne of a few strictly confidential honorary titles. The scandal of the affair lies not so much in the dishonesty of the few rogues who send fraudulent diplo mas as in the carelessness with which legis lators grant charters to cover such evil doing; and if a reform is to be sought as, for the credit of America, we hope it will be it must depend upon a reversal of the present practice of chartering any nominal Bcheme for educational purposes. SPECIAL. NOTICES. gQf UNION LEAGUE HOUSE UKOAD STREET, Philadelphia, April 20, isn. The Third Art Reception of the Union League will occur during the evenings of WEDNESDAY, TlfURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, April 8tl, 27, 28, and 29, lrota 7 to 11 o'clock. Member can enter upon their tickets of membership. An equal Dumber or tickets for guests are appropriated by color and date to each evening of the Reception. Every member Is entitled to TWO "Ladles' Ticket V and ONE ticket "admitting the bearer and two ladies." These will admit upon one evening only, to be selected (comprehensively or distinctively) by the applicant. They can be exchanged In advance of their date only, and will be delivered at the oilice of the League, on personal or written application, on and after MONDAY, the 24th Inst. GEORGE IL BOKER, Chairman of Art Reception Committee. A. G. IIkaton, Secretary. 4 2t 8t y- PHILADELPHIA AND READING RAIL ROAD COMPANY, Odlce No. 227 South FOURTH Street. PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 1871. Aspecial meet! nor of the Stockholders of the Phila delphia and Reading Railroad Company will be held atl lie ofllce of the said company, In the city of Phlla delphla, on the eighth day of May, 1S71, at 12 o'clock M., when and where the Joint agreement entered into by the Board o f Managers of the Philadelphia and Reeding Railroad Company and the Hoard of Directors of the Lebanon and Treniont Railroad Company, for the consolidation of the said com panies, and the merger of the Lebanon and Tremont Railroad Company Into th Philadelphia and Read ing Railroad Company, will be submitted to the said stockholders, and a vote, by ballot in person, or by proxy, taken for the adoption or rejection of the same. J. W. JONES, 4 18 Secretary. rc?f PHILADELPHIA AND READING RAIL ROAD COMPANY, OUlce No. ill S. FOURTH street. PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 1871. A Sneclal Meeting of the Stockholders ef the Phllaoelpbia and Reading Railroad Company will be iieni at me umce oi saia ompany, in tue city of Philadelphia, on the 8th day of May, 1871, at 12)tf P. M.. when and where the joint agreement entered Into by the Hoard of Managers of the Philadelphia and Heading itanroaa company and tne Board or Directors oi the Northern Liberties and Penn Town ship Railroad Company for the consolidation of the suid companies and the merger of the Northern Liberties and Penu Township Railroad Company lDto the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Com pany will be submitted to the said stockhol lera, and a vote by ballot, in person or by proxy, taken for the adoption or rejection of the same. 4 19 Secretary. ttfo- OFFICE OF THE LEBANON AND THB MONT RAILROAD COMPANY, No. 277 S. FOURTH Street, Philadelphia, April 15, 1871 A ape- cial meeting oi tne siocKnoiiiers oi tne Lebanon ami Tremont Railroad Company will be held at the oilloe of the said company In the city of Philadelphia, on the e'ghth dav of May, 1SS71, at 12 o'clock M., when and whwre the joint agreement entered into by the Board of Managers of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company and the Board of Directors of the Lebanon and Tremont Railroad Company tor tiie consolidation of the said companies, and the merger of the Lebanon and Treniont Railroad Company Into th PhiiadelDhla and Reading Railroad Company. will be submitted to the said stockholders and a vote by ballot In person or oy proxy lunen ior tne adop Hon or rejection of the same. ALBERT FOSTER, Secretary. OFFICE OF THE LEHIGH COAL AND NAVIGATION uumrABX. PUILAUKLPHIA, April 20, 1871. The Stated Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company will be held at the rooms of the Board of Trade, No. 505 CHKSNTT Street, on TUESDAY, the 2d day of May next, at 11 o'clock A. M., after which an elec tion will be held for President and Board of Mana gers to serve for tne ensuing year. The polls will close at 1 o'clock P. M. E. W. CLARK, 4 20rtistu tml President, mt SCHUYLKILL ANE SUSQUEHANNA RAIL " J OAD COMPANY, Oilice, No. 227 South FOURTH Street. Philadelphia. April 10. 1971 The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of this rouipuny and au r-iecuou ior rreaiaeni ana six MmiHc-eis will take place at the Om;e of the Coin- can on JIUaUAIi me U"J omy uexi, a Li o'clock M. ALBERT FOSTEct, 4 io 8w Secretary. mSf THE CHEAPEST AND BEST HAIR DYE a? IN THE WORLD, Harpii's Liquid Hair Dye Never Fades ot ' M'akliea Out, will charge gray, red. or frosted hair, whiskers, or moustache to a oeautiful blak or brown as soon as applied. Warrauud, or money returned. Only 60 cents a box. Sold by all Druggists. g ii tularin SPECIAL. NOTICES. t,v NORTHERN LIBERTIES AND PENN w TOWNSHIP RAILROaD CO., OUlce No. 227 8. FOURTH Street. FniLADKLrHIA, April 11. 171. The Annual Meetlnir of the Stockholders of this Company, and an Election forOilleera to serve for the (-nulling year, will be hld at the Odlce of the Company, on MONDAY, the 1st day of May next, at o'c lock A. M. ALBERT FOSTER, 4 11 17t Secretary. XtST- OFF.CE OF THE LKHIUtl ZINC CO., No. w 833 WALNUT STREET. PniLADKLPHtA, April 17, 1S71. TheAnnnal Meeting of tho Stockholder of the Ililph Zinc Company will beheld at the Oilloe of the Company on WEDNESDAY, My 8 pro., at 12 o'clock M., for the purpose of electing Seven Directors to serve during Hie ensuing year, and for the transaction of other business. 4 17 14t GORDON MONOES, Treasnter. v,v- CAMDEN AND AM BOY RAILROAD AND w TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. Tkknton, Aorll 10, nil. NOTICE. The Annual Meeting of the Stock holders of the OAMDKN AND AM BOY RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY will be held at '1 REN TON, May 10, at 12 o'clock, M., at the Com pany's olllec, for the election of seven Directors to serve lor the ensuing vear. SAMUEL J. BAYARD, 419 Secretary C. and A. R. R. and T. Oo. TIIE UNION FIRE EXTINGUISHER COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA -'" Manufacture and sell the Improved; Portable Fire " Extinguisher. Always Reliib;e. D. T. GAGS, B3Ctf No. 118 MARKET St., General Ag.nt. fgw- PILES. DR. GUNNELL DEVOTES HIS time to the treatment of riles, bltud, bleed ing, or itching. Hundreds of cases deemed Incura ble without an operation have been peimannrtly cured. Best city reference given. OUlce, No. 21 N. ELEVENTH Street. 4 15 8m tggr THURSTON'S IVOKY PEAKL TOOTH Tfl W' V f ia tha Hont Atl.lA frr filna ral tirr anil preserving the teeth. For sale by all Druggists. Price 25 aud 60 cenu per bottle. 11 26 stuthly b- DR. F. R. THOMAS, No. 911 WALNUT STn formerly operator at the Colton Dental Rooms, devotes his entire practice to extracting teeth with out pain, with fresh nitrous oxide gas. 11 17t gr DISPENSARY FOR SKIN DISEASES, NO. Old H WI.W.VWTH Strnot raticnts treated gratuitously at this institution daily at 11 o'clock. 1 14 This wonderfnl 'medicine cures all Diseases and Pain, including RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA, ST. VITUS' UASUE, CHILLS AND FJSVER, by electrifying and strengthening the entire Ner vous 8j stem, restoring the lnscnslble perspiration, and at once giving new life and vigor to the whole frame. ONE TEASPOON FU1.. WILL CUKE THE WORST HEADACHE IN A FEW MINUTES. New Yoi-k, March 1, 1870. Having seen the wonderful curative eiTects of Watts' Nervous Antidote lu cases of approaching raralyslp, severe Neuralgia, Debility, aud other nervous diseases, I most heartily recommend Us ue as a moat valuable medicine, i ours truly, S. M. MALLORY, M. D., No. 491 Fourth avenan, 4 19 wsralf 2p Coiner Thlrty-Hecond street. FIRE EXTINGUISHER. THE UNION FIRE EXTINGUISHER. OVER FIVE MILLIONS (15,000,000) OF DOLLARS WORT-H OF PROPERTY IN THE UNITED iJTATES HAS ACTUALLY BEEN SAVED BY THE EXTIN GUISHER Within the past three years ; while In Philadelphia alone tweLty-flve nreB, endangering property to the extent of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOL LARS, have been extinguished during the past year by the same means. Our Machine Is the IMPROVED CARBONIC ACIU OA8 FIRE EXTINGUISHER, and le indorsed and nsed by M. Balrd h. Co., Henry Dlsston & Son. Benjamin Bullock's Sons, Morris, Tasker & Co.,, Alan Wood A Co .Lacey 6t Phillips, Bromley Brothers, 8. J. Solms, Charles Eneu, John son &Co., RlmbyA Madeira, Francis Perot Sc Sons, George W. Cbtlus, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Philadelphia and Boston Steamship Company, Phila delphia and bouthern Steamship Company, and many other of oar leading business men and corpo rations. CAUTION. All parties In this community are warned against buying or selling "Extinguishers" except those purchased from ns or our agents, under penalty of Immediate prosecution for Infringement Our prices have been reduced, and the Machine Is now within the reach of every property holder. N. B. One style made specially for private resi dences. Union Fire Extinguisher Company OFFICE, a 88 stutfrp No. 118 MARKET STREET. LOOKING OUA88E8, ETO. NEW ROGERS GROUP, 'RIP VAN WINKLE." NEW CHROMOS. All Chromes sold at 25 per cent below regular rates. All of Prang's, Hoover's, and all others. Send for catalogue. I.ooliu(iilnes, ALL NEW STYLES, At the lowest ptlces. AU of our own manufacture. JAMES S. EAR LB & 80M3. No. 81 B CIIE8NUT STREET. CROOERIES, ETO. JOKDON BROWN STOUT AND SCOTCH ALE, In glass and stone, by the cask or dozen. ALBERT O. ROBERTS, Dealer In Fine Groceries, Corner ELEVENTH and VINE Hta, WHISKY, WINE, ETO CAR8TAIR8 ft McCALL, Eo. 126 Wamnt and 21 Granite Sti., IMPORTERS OF Bras diet, Winei, Gin, Olive Oil, Etc., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN PURE RYE WHISKIES. INBOND AND TAX PAID. 83 HATS AND QAPS. n WAR BURTON'S IMPROVED VENTILATED and easy.fli.Ung DRESS HATS (patented, tn all tiie Unproved fashions of the season. UHESNUT btreet, next door to the Post Oolce. rp5 Corn Exchange Bag Manufactory. JOHN T. DAI LEY, V. IL Cor. WATER ant JIABKET St ROPB AND TWINB, BAGS IHd BAGGING, fot Grain, Klour, Salt, baper-PUospoate ot Lime, Boa Dust, Etc Large and km all GUNNY BAGS COUSt&ntiJ OH land. Alao, WOOL bAC&H. LEGAL. NOTICES. C'ITT AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA. SS. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Sheriff of Philadelphia County, greeting: We command von, ns before we did, mat you sum mon JOHN WARNER, late of your county, an that he be and appear before our Judges at PhLad-Mplila, at our Court of Common Pleas for the cliy and county of Philadelphia, to be holrten at Philadelphia, In aud for the said cltv and county of Philadelphia, the first Monday of May next, there to answer Mary Aim W'etherlll, a devisee under the last will and testament of Auu Wetherlll, deceased, who In her lifetime was one of the neirs-at-Uw of Christo pher Wetherlll, deceased, and also assignee of Ra chel W'etherlll. William M. Powell, ami Anna, his wite. Elizabeth Htoddart, Jacob S. Roberts, aud Sarah. Mg wile, Joseph W. Powell, and Ixmusa, his wife, and others, (if a plea of bre .cti of covenant sur ground rent deed, dated the Slliclayof Mar, 1S12, and recorded In di ed book J. C, No. a'l, page 8M. Aud have you then and there this writ. t Witness the Honorable JOSRPU ALLl l..8. RON, Doctor of Laws. President of our sld t j ( curt, at Philadelphia, the 12th day of April, In the y ar of our Lord one thousand elplit hundred and seventy-one. R. DONAGAN, 4 13 tuf-U Prothouotary. CITY AND CJUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, S. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to tho Hierlil of Philadelphia County, greeting: e coiniiiRnn yon, rs nnore we tfhl, mat yon sum mon CHRISTIAN NORITNE. late of vourounty, so that he We and appear before our .Tudues at Phi ladelphia, at our Co art of Comtnon Pleas for the city aud county of Philadelphia, In and for tno said city and county of Philadelphia, the first Monday of May rext, there to answer J. Dickinson Sergeant and J. NorrlB Emit n, trustees of the Sepvlva estate, and Elizabeth N. Drown, William R. Brown, George D. Colt niau and Debbie 15. his wife, In her right, Mary H. l.rowrt. Samuel ( lover and Emily 11. his wife, in her rilit, and l antiy Drown, of a plea of breach of coventiut Mir ground rent deed dated 89th day of September, l-G'.i. and recorded In deed book J. A. II., No. iot, page 139, etc. And have you then and there this writ. fv Witness the Honorable JOSErn ALLT I1.8.J PON, poc'or ot Laws, President of our said Court at Philadelphia, the twelfth day of Apiil, In the yeurof oar Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one. R DO NAG N, 4 13 tuf4t Prothonotary. CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, SS. The Commonwealth of 1'eunsyivanla to the bliotlC'of Philadelphia County, greetlug: M"e command von, as before wo did, that you fumtnun CHRISTIAN NORT1NE, late of your county, eo Unit he be and appear before our Judges Ot Philadelphia, at our Court of Common Pleas for the Olty aud County of Philadelphia, to be holden at Philadelphia, In and for the said city and county of Philadelphia, the lirbt Monday of May next, there to answer J. Dickinson Sergeant ann J. Norris Ein. let, trustees of the Sepvlva Estate, and Elizabeth N. Eitwn, V llliam R. Drown, George D Coleman and Debbie D. I1I9 wile. In her rlghi, Mary H. Brown, Samuel Glover and Eruliy his wife, in her right, and Fannv Brown, of a plea of oreach of covenant sur ground-rent deed, dated Si'th day of March, 1809, ard recorded In deed book J. A. 11., No. 99, page 121, etc. And have yon then and there this writ. Witness the Honorable JOSEPH ALLI 51.. s, SON, Doctor of Laws, President of our said l,-v- Court at Philadelphia, the twelfth Aif of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eeventy-oue. R. DON AG AN, 4 19 tnflt Prothonotary. CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADBLPHIA, SS. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Sheriff of Philadelphia County, greeting: We command you, as before we did, that you sum mon WILLIAM CRAWFORD, late of your county. so that he be and appear before our Judges at Phila delphia, at onr Court or Clommon Picas for the City aun County of Philadelphia, to be holden at Phila delphia, in and for the said city nnd county of Phila delphia, the first Monday of May next, there to answer Maggie R. bherk, widow, and Frederick Gntckuiist, guardian of BeBsle and Bcnry li. Sherk. minor children of J. Henry Sherk, deceased, of a pica or nrcacn or covenant sur ground rent deed, dated February 3, 139, and recorded In Deel Book J. T. O., No. 106, page B2d, etc. And have you then and there this writ. Witness the Honorable JOSEPH ALLI- l. s. SON, Doctor of Laws, President of our said l- Court at Phlladelnhla. the mh day of Aorll. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ana seventy-one. a. iiujauan, 4 19 tuf4t Prothonotary, CITY AND COUNTY OF PPILADKLPHIA, 83. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to tno Sheriff of Philadelphia Oonnty, greeting: summon JAM KS McNlOHr.Jor McKNI&UT, late of your county, so that he be and appear before our Judges at Philadelphia, at our Court of Common Pleas for the city and county of Philadelphia, to be nonien at rmiaaeipnia, in ana tor tne said city and county of Philadelphia the first Monday of May next, there to answer John B. Dales and Kliza J., his wife, and Mary IL Stewart, the said Eliza J. Dales being the widow and the said Mary H. the only child and telr at law of Joseph Fleming, of a plea of breath of covenant. And have you then and there th s writ. ,-1 Witness the Honorable JOSEPH ALLT- 1. s. SON, Doctor of Laws, President of our said Court at Philadelphia, the IBth day of Aoril. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ana seventy-one. R. TON AO AN, 4 18tnf4t Brothonotary CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, SS. The Commonwealth of ; Pennsylvania to the Mierin 01 rnnaueipnia county, greeting: We command you, as before we did. that you sum mon ISAIAU G. STRATTON, AVENDER JON US, SAMUEL R. WELLS, and HENRY S1IOCKEOR. late or your county, so that they be and appear befors our Judges at Philadelphia, at our District Court for the City and County of Philadelphia, to be hclden at Philadelphia, In and for said city and county of Philadelphia, the first Monday of Mav next, there to answer Ell wood Allen or a plea of oreacn 01 covenaut sur grounu rent aeeu, aated May 16, 1848, recorded In deed book O. W. C, No. 73, page 3UT, etc. And have you then and there this writ. Witness the Honorable J. I. CLaRK ii.g.i HARE, President of our siid Court, at Phi iv' ladelphla. the eighteenth day of April, In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one. B. E.' FLETCHER, 419 2aw4t Pro Prothouotary, CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, SS. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Sheriff of Philadelphia county, greeting: We command yon, as before we did, that you sum Don EDWAhD RYAN, late of your cannty, so that he be aud appear before our Judges at Philadelphia, at our District Court for the City and county of Philadelphia, to be holden at Philadelphia, in and for said City and County of Philadelphia, the first Monday of May next, there to answer G. Blight Brown.Asslgnee of Peter A.Brown.by deed dated 19th Maren, iked, recoraen tn April, itrft, in aeeu oook it. D. W No. 20. page 39. of a plea of breach of cove nant Bur ground rent deed iuad 2d January, 1653, and recorded 2oth May. 1H65, In deed book L. R. B.. No. 97, page 2s6, etc And have you then and there this w rit. l. s. resident of our said Court, at Philadelphia, the fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand tight humirei ana seventy-one. SAM I' EL P. WELSH, 4 19 2aw 4t Pro Prothonotary, plTY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, SS. V7 tne uoramonweaiiu 01 reuusjinun iu mo Sheriff of Pniladelnhia County, greetiBg: We command you, as before we did, that you sum mon GEORGE r. STK1NMKTZ, late or your county, so thst he be and appear before our Judges at Phlla delphla, at our District Court for the City and.County of hhiladelplila, to be holden at Philadelphia, In and for said city aud county of Philadelphia, the first Monday of May next, tnere to answer tmny D. Tay lor. Assignor of George Megeo, Esq., High Sheriff of city and county of Philadelphia, of a plea of breach of covenant sur ground rent deed, dated April 15, 186T, recorued 29th April, 1S5T, Indeed book R. D. w., No. 125, page 371, etc Aad have you then anu tnere ns wnu l. s. HARE, President of our said court, at PliPa delphla, the ISth day of April, la the year of our Lord oue tnousaud t lght hundred ana seventy one. tM 411.s1ut1r.1t, 4 16 2aw4t Pro Prothonotary CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, S3. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the bneriti or pniiadeiphia county, greeting: We command you, as before we did, that you sum. mon JOHN FE1L. late of your county, so that he be and appear before our Judges at Philadelphia, at our District Court for the City aud County of Phila delphia, to be holden at Philadelphia, in and for the said city and county or ruuaie:puia, tne urst Mon day of May next, there to answer Gregory A. Cour sault of a nlea of breach Of covenant sur irrouud-reol deed, dated January 21, A. D. 1851, recorded lu deed book T. H., No. 152, page 85, etc. And have you then and there tnis writ. ih. a. HARE, President ol our said Court at Phila-t-vl delphla, the eighteenth day of April, la the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred aud seventy-one. R R FLETCHER, 4 it 2awlt Fro ProiUouotaiy. LEGAL NOTIOE3. CMTY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, 89. J The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Sheriff of Philadelphia Con ntv, greetlug: We command you, as before we did, that yon sum mon WILLIAM JARDIN, late of your county, so that he be and appear before our JiUgegat Philadel phia, at our Oouit of Common Pleas for the city and county of Philadelphia, In and for ths said city and county of Philadelphia, the first Monday of May next, there to answer the Pennsylvania Compiny for Insurance on LlveB and Granting Annuities, trustees of the estate of Joseph p.ird and family, under the last will of Charles Bird, deceased, In place of John R. Nell, deceased, assignee of WlllUm P. NUT, et al., Charles Ned", et al., and John R. NetL ct al., devises of a plea of bresrh of covennnt.sur gronnd rent received to William .lard In, In fee, reserving thereout a ground rent of fS2 r0 per so. lawful silver money of V. 8. a., each dollar weighing lTd wts. and 6 ers , nnd recorded in Deed Book l. W. C., No. 'ffl. pBse tSH, etc. And have you then and there this writ. (- Witness the Honorable JOSEPH ALLI- 1. s. SON, D( ctor of Law, President of our said t-' Court at Philadelphia, the lstli day of April. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one. Jt. 1,)1AUAN, 419lcf4t Prothonotary. CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, SS. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Sheriff of Philadelphia county, greeting: We command yon, as before wo did, That yon summon JOHN C HAWKINS, who was sued with Peter A. Dickinson, late of your county, so that he be ann appear before our Jodes at Philadelphia, at onr District court ior tne city and couutyof Philadelphia, to be holden at Philadelphia, In and for said city and county of Philadelphia, the first wonoay 01 May next, mere to answer w 1111am Wilghtman of a plea of breach of covenant lur ground rent deed executed July 16, H64. by William weightman and Louisa, his wife, to John C. Haw. Kins ana peter A. Dickinson, their heirs and assigns, for all that certain lot of gronnd situate on the north side of Ridge avenire 842 feet 4 Inches north west from Master street, in the Twentieth ward of the city of Philadelphia, recorded In the ofllce for recording deeds, etc., for said city and county of Philadelphia, In deed book L. R. B , No. 89, page 55, on the 20th day of August, ISiH. And have you men ana mere mis writ. f witness the Honorable J. I. CLaRK l. s. HARE, President of our said Court at Phlla-t-v) delphla, the fourth day of April. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun dred and seventy-one. B. K. FLETCHER, 4 iy yaw c 1 to rrotnonotary. IN THE ORPIIANS'COURT FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA. Estate of CHRISTINE BIDDLE, deceased. The Auditor appointed by the Conrt to audit, settle. and adiust the account of CLEMENT KIDDLE. THOMAS A. BIDDLE, and ALEXANDER BID. DLE, trustees of a sum of $03,000, set aside nnder tne provisions or tne win and codicils or cuius TINE BIDDLE, deceased, and to report distribu tion of the balance Id the hands or tne account ants, will meet the parties interested for the pnr pose of his appointment, on WEDNESDAY, May 8. isil,atl2 o'clock M., at his Office, No. 131 S. fifth street, in tne city 01 rnuaaeipnia. 4 SOthstnBt ' Auditor. IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OV PHILADELPHIA. March Term, 19T1. No. 14. In Divorce. WILLIAM HENRY STEEL vs. JOSEPHINE JANE STKKL. To JOSEPHINE JANE STEEL. Respondent: Please take notice that testimony will be taken In above entitled cause on behalf of the llbellant en THURSDAY. May 11, 1871, at 3 o'clock P. M., at my office, No. 625 WALNUT Street. Philadelphia, Pa., before F. CARROLL BREWSTER, Jr.. Esq., the examiner appointed by the Court to take and report th e same. HENRY C. TERRY, 4 18 15t Attorney for Llbollant. SAFE DEPOSIT QOMPANIE. fHE PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY FOll INSURANCES ON LIVES AND GRANTING ANNUITIES. Office No. 304 WALNUT Street INCORPORATED MARCH 10, 1812. CHARTER PERPETUAL. CAPITAL l,O00,O00. BTJBPLTJS UPWARDS OF $750,000. Receive money on deposit.returo. nle on demand, for which Interest la allowed. And nnder appointment by Individuals, corpora tions, and courts, act as EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTERS. GUARDIANS, ASSIGNEES, COMMITTEES, RECEIVERS, AGENTS, COLLECTORS, ETO. And for the faithful performance of Its duties as such all its assets are liable. CHARLES 1) UTIL1I, PjcsldenL William B. Hill, Actuary. DIRECTORS. Charles Dntllh, .Joshua B. Llpplncott, Henry J. Williams, Charles H. Hutchinson. William S. Vauz, iLlndley Smyth, John R. Wncherer, George A. Wood. Adolph K. Boiie, Anthony J. Antelo, Alexander Diddle, Charles 8. Lewis, Henry Lewis. gECURITY FROM LOS3 BY BURGLARY ROBBERY, FIRE, OR ACCIDENT. The Fidelity Insurance, Truat. and Safe Deposit Company OF PHILADELPHIA IK THEIB New Marble Fire-proof Building, Nos. 829-331 CHE8NUT Street Capital subscribed, Il.ooo.ooo; paid, f 700,000. COUPON BONDS, STOCKS, SECURITIES. FAMILY PLATE, COIN, DEEDS, and VALUABLES of every description received for safe-keeping, nnder guarantee, at very moderate rates, The Company also rent SAFES INSIDE THEIR BURGLAR-PROOF VAULTS, at prices varying from tie to f7B a year, according to size. An extra size for Corporations and Bankers. Rooms and desks adjoining vaults provided for Safe Renters. DEPOSITS OF MONEY RECEIVED ON INTO REST at three per cent, payable by check, wlthos notice, and at four per cent., payable by check, o ten days' notice. TRUST FUNDS AND INVESTMENTS kept SEPARATE AND APART fr nu assets of Company. INCOME COLLECTED and remitted for one pe cent The Company act as EXECUTORS, ADMINIS TRATORS, and GUARDIANS; and RECEIVE and EXECUTE TRUSTS of every description, from the Courts, Corporations, aud Individuals, N. B. BROWNE. President. C. H CLARK, Vice-President. ROBERT PATTRBSON, Secretary and Treasurer. DIRECTORS. N. B. Browne, . Alexander Henry. Clarence H. Clark, Joha Welsh, Charles Macalester, Stephen A. CaldwelL George F. Tyier, Henry C. Gibson, J. Glldngham FelL Edward w, ciar k, Henry Pratt McKean. 8 is fmwf THS PHILADELPHIA TRUST. SAFE DEPOSIT AND INSURANCE COMPANY, OFFICB AMD BUKQLAa-FKOOR VAULTS Df THE PHILADELPHIA BANK BUILDING, NO. 421 OHESNUT STREET. CAPITAL. 8500.000. Fob SArK-iKKPua of Govbknmbnt Bonus and other Kkopkitiis, Family Platb, Jbwblky, and other Valuables, nnder special guarantee, at 4he lowest rates. The Company also offer for Rent, at rates varying fromfis to $76 per annum, the renter holding ta key, SMALL SAFES IN THE BURGLAR-PROif VAULTS, affording absolute fiKCDKirr against Flit Thbkt, Hukolakv, and Accidknt. All fiduciary obligations, such as Trusts, GrFit DiAMSHiPs, ExBcrTOKuui. etc, will be undertaken and faithfully discharged. AU trust invettntus art hevt teparaU and apart the Cvmpany'e aeneta. Circulars, giving fall details, forwarded on appll. cauon. D1RECTOKS. Thomas Robins. Augustas Heaton, V. Ratchiord Starr, Daniel Haddock, Jr., Edward Y. Townaend, John D. Taylor, Uon. Wlllium A. Porter. Lewis R. Asb hurst, J. Livingston Errluger, R. P. MoCullagh, Edwin M. Lewis, .1 amen L. ciaghorn, Benjamin B. Conictt a. icaward ts. Handy, Joseph Carson, M, D. urt IV ERS. President LEWIS IL AhliHURST. Vice-President J . LiVlNGjmJN ERRING Eh. Secretary R. P. McC TLLAGH. Treasurer WM. L. DUBOIS. S Sfmwg