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which empties into the Schuylkill near the Lime- may vote without being assessed. Kiln road; two runs or brooks below the Ford previously have resided in the State one year, road, emptying into the Schuylkill; a run or and in the election district (or division) where brook near Mount Prospect, West Park, and a he offers to vote for at least two months before run near Roberts' Hollow ; a run or brook (ob. the election. If his name is not on the registry literated) entering the Schuylkill between the of voters, he must make affidavit, if a native Arsenal and Gray's Ferry road; a run or brook citizen, as to his birthplace and residence in [obliterated which rose west of Gray's Ferry the district for two months, and in the State road below South, and emptied into the Schuyl. for one year, except in case he had been a kill between Lombard and South streets; a run resident and removed therefrom and again reor brook (obliterated) which rose below South turned, when six months' residence will be sufstreet and Twentieth or Twenty-first street, ficient. If he is not native born, but the son

a somewhat curved course, and entered of a citizen naturalized during the son's minorthe Schuylkill between Pine and Spruce streets ; ity, he must also produce proof of his father's a run or brook (obliterated) which rose near Pine naturalization, of which the naturalization cerand Twenty-first streets ; a creek (obliterated), tificate will be the best evidence. one branch of which commenced on the south side

A NATURAL-BORN CITIZEN over twenty-two of Fairmount avenue between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets, the other near the site of the State or county tax, which shall have been as

years of age must have paid within two years a Eastern Penitentiary; they ran southerly, crossed Hamilton street west of Twenty-second, Callow

sessed at least two months and paid one month hill street between Twenty-second and Twenty the State one year, or if, having previously been

before the election. He must have resided in third, and turning west, south of the latter street,

a qualified elector or native-born citizen of the emptied into the Schuylkill not far from the true east and west line of Cállowhill street; two small State, he shall have removed therefrom and re

turned, then six months immediately preceding east side between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-election district where he offers to vote at least runs obliterated) entered the Schuylkill on the

the election. He must have resided in the fifth streets; east of Fairmount a stream arose which is now obliterated, wound around the

two months immediately preceding the election. northern base, and emptied into the Schuylkill

If his name is not upon the registry list, he at the foot of 'Fairmount avenue; a stream (ob. district or division to prove his residence by

must produce at least one qualified voter of the literated) rose about Girard avenue, and Howing affidavit, and himself make affidavit to the facts nearly south, along the line of Twenty-ninth street, entered Fairmount Park, ran cast of the foot of

upon which he claims a right to vote, also that

he has not moved into the district for the purLemon Hill, and entered the Schuylkill south of the Lincoln Monument and very near the mouth

pose of voting therein.

Proof of payment of of Dark Woods run; a creek (obliterated) en

taxes must be made by producing the tax retered the Schuylkill just south of the Spring ceipt, or by affidavit that it has been lost, deGarden water-works and north of Girard avenue. stroyed or was never received. There were three small runs which entered the A NATURALIZED CITIZEN must have the same Schuylkill between Spring Garden water-works qualifications as to residence in the State and and the Reading Railroad bridge; two streams district, assessment and payment of taxes, as a entered the Schuylkill in the East Park, one

native-born citizen, He must have been natusouth of Ormiston, and the other between South ralized one month before the election. If his and North Laurel Hill. Seven small runs enter name is not on the registry list, he must prove the Delaware between the mouth of Gunner's his residence by the testimony of a citizen of run and Frankford creek; a creek which rises on the district or division, and himself state by York road east by south of the Dublin poor. affidavit when and where and by what court he house, runs south-east until it is near the Dela- was naturalized, and produce his naturalization ware, then turns and runs parallel with the lat. certificate for examination. On challenge, he ter, and finally enters it not far north of the mouth may be also required, even when his name is of the Wissinoming.

upon the registry list, to produce a naturalization
certificate, unless he has been for five years con-

secutively a voter in the district.
ELECTIONS IN 1879.
In 1879 general elections will be held in the city QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTION OFFICERS.
of Philadelphia as follows:
For city and ward officers, on Tuesday, Febru-

No person can be an election officer who holds,

or within two months has held, any office or apary 18th. To be elected: Members of councils, pointment under the Federal or State governassessors, election officers, school directors, etc.

ment, or under any city or county, or any muLast day for payment of taxes, January 18th.

nicipal board, commission or trust, in any city, Last day for naturalization, January 18th. For county and State officers, on Tuesday, No.

except justices of the peace, aldermen, notaries vember 4th. To be elected: City

Treasurer, public and persons in the military service of the

State.
Register of Wills, Sheriff and State Treasurer.
Last days for extra assessment, September 3d

Men are so constituted that everybody under-
Last day for payment of taxes, October 4th. takes what he sees another successful in, whether
Last day for naturalization, October 4th. he has aptitude for it or not.

We can mock at the fury of the elements, for QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS.

they are less terrible than the passions of the VOTING ON AGE.-Every male citizen between heart; at the devastations of the awful skics, for the ages of twenty-one and twenty-two years they are less than the wrath of man,

and 4th.

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RECKLESS youth makes rueful age. VENUS near the moon, July 22.

Men are the less mourned by their families in

proportion as they are the more mourned by the A QUOTATION from the Talmud seems to show community. that the use of the lightning-rod was understood A MAN should never be ashamed to own he four or five hundred years before Christ.

has been in the wrong, which is but saying that CONSIDERABLE advance has been made in our he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday. knowledge of solar physics by Henry Draper's THERE is in every true woman's heart a spark discovery of oxygen in the sun by means of the

of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad spectroscope, this substance manifesting itself daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and by bright lines in the sun-spectrum.

beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. It has been shown at the Dudley Observatory that the whole amount of ammonia in six feet fall His nature leads him forth into the struggle and

Man is the creature of interest and ambition. of snow is little over one half a pound to the bustle of the world. Love is but the establishacre, thus proving that the beneficial effects of snow are not dục to the ammonia, as supposed by ment of his carly life,

or a song piped in the in

He seeks for fame, for for

cune, for space in the world's thought and doTYNDALL has successfully repeated his experi- minion over his fellow-men. But a woman's ments in opposition to Bastian's theory, showing whole life is a history of the affections.

The that life does not appear in animal or vegetable heart is her world; it is there her ambition strives solutions if the atmosphere around them is en. for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidtirely deprived of germs. In his experiments den treasures. She sends forth her sympathies the germs are ingeniously caught in a layer of on adventure; she embarks her whole soul in the glycerine, with which the inside of the contain- traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case ing chamber is varnished.

is hopeless, for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.

some.

PHILADELPHIA CHRONOLOGY was released from county prison on pardon, after FOR 1877-8.

having undergone an imprisonment of twenty-six

years and a half. 1877, November 19. First Colored United Prot.

December 13 Select Council passed the ordiestant Church organized, in Emeline st. below nance of Common Council fixing the tax-rate for Eighth.

1878 at $2.15 per $100 valuation, no Public BuildNovember 21. Timothy Maxwell was killed ings' tax being provided for. at 722 Spafford st., by being struck with a brick -- Bertha von Hillern, at Horticultural Hall, thrown by Stanfield G. Callen, who was tried completed a walk of 150 miles in 49 hours and January 22, 1878, found guilty of manslaughter, 49 minutes. Actual walking-time, 39 hours 5 and sentenced to one year's imprisonment. minutes and 19 seconds; period of rest, 10 hours

November 22. Francis Daily, tried for the 43 minutes and 51 seconds. murder of Wilson Armstrong, July 25, 1867, at Shooting-match between Company E. SecLombard and Sixteenth Sts., was found not ond Regiment, N. G., and Wayne Fencibles, guilty, on the plea of insanity.

Eleventh Regiment, of West Chester, at the Agnes Parr, tried for the murder of an in- Rifle Range near Gray's Ferry. Score: Wayne fant child which she had as a “baby-farmer'' Fencibles, 312; Company E, 250. taken to board, was acquitted.

December 14. James McCloskey was killed - Fire at south-west corner of Ninth and

on Leamy st. above Tusculum, by being stabbed Chestnut sts., by which was injured property of by Lewis Burke. The latter was tried for the Howell, Finn & Co., George Harding and others. offence, and convicted, May 15, of manslaughter, Loss $100,000.

being sentenced to three years' imprisonment. November 25. Fire at the Times Finishing. December 15. Fire at the building in which Works, Kenton place above Gothic st. Cotton Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Indegoods and machinery burnt and injured. Loss pendence, at the south-west corner of Seventh about $15,000.

and Market sts. Loss $15,000, suffered by Simon November 27. Farewell banquet to Hon. John & Co., trunk-manufacturers, and Longacre & Co., Welsh, minister to England, at the Aldine Hotel. engravers, Public reception at the Academy of Fine Arts on Fire at McWilliams' bakery, 1436 Mervine next day.

st. Loss $10,000. November 29. Mrs. Elizabeth Sayres, who December 21. Semi-centennial anniversary of was shot Sunday, November 18, in the P. E. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated at Church of the Ascension, on Lombard st. above Horticultural Hall, Broad st. Eleventh, by her husband, Alexander R. Sayres, December 22. John Malden, tried for the died at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Sayres was murder of his wife at 820 North Front st., Sepconvicted of murder in the first degree, June 7, tember 16, 1877, was convicted of murder in the 1878, and sentenced, July 13, to be hanged. second degree, and sentenced, January 4, 1878,

- First Independent Christian Church, Marl- to an imprisonment of ten years and two months. borough st. above Belgrade, opened for religious December 25. Cutlery-works of White & Sanservices, after being repaired and improved. som, Oxford and Head sts., Frankford, burned. - Thanksgiving-day. Services at the churches.

Loss $15,000. Barbecue and other special attractions at the Per- Fire at 1933 Chestnut st., injuring property manent Exhibition for the benefit of the enter- of West & Co., shoe-dealers, and E. P. Kelly, prise.

tailor. Loss $10,000. - New club-house at Belmont Driving Park The Alhambra Theatre, on Broad st., reopened for use.

opened by John S. Clarke, under the title of the November 30. Robert A. Henry, tried for the Broad Street Theatre. murder of Charles Voehmle at Marlborough st. December 27 Free Diet of the German Luand Girard av., August 7, 1877, was found guilty theran Church in the United States commenced of manslaughter, with a recommendation to mercy, its sessions in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, and was sentenced to an imprisonment of one Broad and Mt. Vernon sts. year and eleven months.

December 30. P. E. Church of the Trans- Rachel Gibbs died at the Philadelphia figuration, Woodland av. and Walnut st., forAlmshouse from poisoning caused by mistaken mally opened for public worship. administration of a prescription. Coroner's jury 1878, January 1. Fire at the millinery-estabfound that Clara Williams, a nurse, was chargé lishment of T. Kennedy & Bros., 1216 Chestnut able with the death. She was tried January 21, Loss $29,000. 1878, and acquitted.

- Wm. S. Stokley inaugurated for his third December 7. Mrs. Sarah Dotts died at 1945 term as mayor of the city of Philadelphia. Lawrence st. from exhaustion, which the January 2. Fire at shoe-factory of Shirley & Coroner's jury found was occasioned by James Rommel, 713 Market st. LOSS $40.000 Franklin, who entered the house and beat her - Screw steamship Mercedita, Capt. William husband. Franklin was tried and acquilted Jackaway, sailed from Willow st. wharf, loaded March 25, 1878.

with railroad iron and carrying out a number of December 9.

German Lutheran Church of surveyors, engineers, laborers, etc., to construct a Holy Trinity, Sixteenth and Tioga sts., formally railroad in Brazil. The Mercedita arrived at San opened.

Antonio, Brazil, on the 28th of February. December 1o. Fire in cotton-mill of J. & J. January 2. At a meeting held at Tenth and Crowly, Eighth and Encu sts. Loss estimated Spring Garden sts. the Reformed Episcopal at $12,000,

Church of the Covenant was founded by scceders Edward I. Ford, convicted of murder in first from the P. E. Church of the Nativity. Rev. degree of Owen Cook, near the Blue Bell, King- Wm. Newton was clected rector. sessing, May 12, 1851, and sentenced to be hanged, January 7. Organization of City Councils,

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We learn rapidly when our teachers are those

we love. JUPITER near the moon, Aug. 4. Venus very near the moon, Aug. 20.

What gist has Providence bestowed on a man

that is so dear to him as his children! Lord Rosse is about to have published all the happen to one than a little, since a great deal

It is often better to have a great deal of harm observations of ncbulæ made at his observatory will arouse us to remove what a little will only with his great telescope during the last thirty accustom us to endure. years. On the 11th of August, 1877, Prof. Asaph Hall, obscure men, who have only remained in ob

Every day sends to their graves a number of U.S. N., discovered at the United States Naval scurity because their timidity has prevented them Observatory an outer satellite of the planet Mars, from making a first effort, and who, if they could and also an inner satellite six days after, on the have been induced to begin, would in all prob. 17th of August.

ability have gone great lengths in the career of UNDER great pressure and at low temperatures, fame. physicists have at last succeeded in reducing to a tuid state all known gases. Pressures of over

It is at the foot of woman we lay the laurels three hundred atmospheres are used, and tem- gained. It is her image that strings the lyre of

that without her smile would never have been peratures as low as 140° below zero.

the poet, that animates the voice in the blaze of From an examination of the amount of light eloquent faction and guides the brain in the derived from the fixed stars, it appears that august toils of stately counsel.

Whatever may three-fourths of the light on a fine starlight be the lot of man, however unfortunate, however night comes from stars which cannot be indi oppressed, if he only love and be loved, he must! vidually distinguished by the naked eye, and that the whole amount is about one-cightieth of

strike a balance in favor of existence, for love

can illumine the dark roof of poverty and lighten that of the full moon.

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District Attorney Henry S. Hagert, City Con- | York Railroad formally opened for business with troller Robert E. Pattison and Coroner Dr. Wm. an excursion, participated in by a large number Kent Gilbert entered on the performance of their of persons. duties.

February 9. Grand requiem and solemn high January 11. Chatham Mills, for the manufac- mass at the church of Santa Maria Madalena di ture of yarn, between Howard and Hope sts., Pazzi, Marriott st. above Eighth, in commemoand Berks st. and Montgomery av., occupied by ration of the death of King Victor Emmanuel of Harper & Montague and John F. Lodge, burned. Italy. Loss $50,000.

February 10. Nine of the western arches of January 20. New iron bridge at Penrose the South st. bridge over the land and meadows Ferry, on the Schuylkill, opened for foot-pas- fell, carrying down that part of the structure up sengers.

to the west bank of the river. Loss estimated at January 22. Excitement among dealers in from $50,000 to $100,000. morocco leather, caused by the failure of ten William Rowen stabbed and killed at 341 firms engaged in that trade.

Bainbridge st., and Emina Brown seriously January 23. White-lead manufacturers of the wounded at the same place, by Frank Malone, United States met at Continental Hotel to con- alias Maguire, who was tried and convicted sult as to their business-interests.

May 24, and sentenced to twelve years' imRailroad from Philadelphia to Newtown prisonment. opened by a party of inspection which passed February 13, 14. Solemn requiem masses at over the road.

the Cathedral and the various Catholic churches First reception of the Philadelphia Society in the city for the repose of the soul of the late of Artists at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Pope Pius IX. - John M. Armstrong, a citizen of Philadel- February 14. Steamship Richmond, third of phia, was, while on a visit to Camden, N. J., the vessels chartered to carry railroad iron to murdered. Coroner's jury at Camden found that Brazil, left Willow st. wharf. Benjamin Hunter was guilty of the crime. Hun- Fire at the carriage-factory of Jacob Rech, ter, after a trial at Camden lasting twenty days, south-east corner of Eighth and Girard av. Loss was convicted of murder in the first degree on $12,000. July 3, 1878.

February 18. Solemn requiem services in memJanuary 24. East Baptist Church, Hanover st. ory of Pope Pius IX. at the Italian R. C. church, north of Girard av., recognized by the Philadel. Marriott st. above Eighth. phia Baptist Association, and dedicated on the February 19. Municipal clection. Common 27th.

Councilmen, school directors and constables were January 27. Patrick Lynch died from the elected in the various wards. For Police Magis. effects of kicks received at Taney st. and Girard trate, to fill vacancy in Court No. 13, John T. av., which the Coroner's jury found were inflicted Thompson, Rep., received 55.112 votes: Francis by Daniel McMonagle. The latter was tried May A. Devitt, Dem., 26,500; and James J. Lough2, and acquitted.

ery, Labor, 2553. January 28. The steamship Metropolis, Capt. February 20. New building of the Kensington Anker, sailed with 246 passengers and crew and National Bank, Frankford rd. and Girard av., supplies for building the Madeira and Mamore opened for public inspection. Business comRailroad, Brazil. On the 31st, in a south-east menced Saturday the 23d. storm, the ship stranded and was wrecked on Charles Foley, tried for the murder of Currituck Beach, N. C., about twenty miles George Hart at Miller's brewery, Germantown, north of Kitty Hawk station. 86 of the passen- | December 9, 1877, convicted of manslaughter, gers and crew were drowned.

and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. January 29, Wm. Brannon, charged with the

February 21 Grand requiem service of the murder of William D. Wall, January 26, 1877, diocese of Philadelphia in memory of Pope at Market st. and Lancaster av., found guilty Pius IX. at the Cathedral, which was partici. of murder in the second degree, with recom. pated in by all the priests and seminarians of the mendation to mercy, and sentenced, February 9, diocese. Mass celebrated by Bishop O'Hara of to an imprisonment of fifteen months.

Scranton, and the panegyric by Bishop Lynch January 31. Wm. Gaw, tried for the murder of Charleston, S. C. Absolution by Archbishop of Mary Taggart at Fifty-sixth and Market sts.

Wood. on November 25, 1876, was acquitted.

- Barney O'Neill, tried for. manslaughter in - Fire at wholesale dry goods store of H. P. causing the death of John O'Donnell at Front & W. P. Smith, 224 and 226 Chestnut st., also and Christian sts. on March 30, 1877, was acoccupied by George Campbell, manufacturer of quitted. woolen goods. Loss $400,000. Adjoining prop- February 22. Schooner J. B. Clements, schooner erty was also damaged.

D. L. Bradley, three-masted schooner Maggie - Mrs. Sarah Kilpatrick was shot and killed McDonald, all belonging to Philadelphia, stranded at 807 Bond st. by her brother, James F. King, on the coast of New Jersey at Deal Beach and the alias Stokley: Upon being brought to trial, a neighborhood. Cargoes lost; crews saved. jury empaneled to inquire whether he was of February 23. Heinrich Wahlen, convicted at sound mind found that he was non compos mentis Norristown of the murder of Max Hugo Hochne on April 17, and he was ordered to be sent to Suate at Elm Station, Pennsylvania Railroad, in Octo. Hospital for the Insane.

ber, 1876, committed suicide in the prison at Nor- First severe snow-storm of the season, with ristown, hail and snow, commencing about 4 A.M., and February 26. U. S. frigate Constitution Old continuing all day, with intermissions, and up to Ironsides) sailed from Walnut st. wharf with a noon of the next day.

cargo of goods designed for exhibition in the February 2. Philadelphia, Newtown and New Paris Exposition,

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