Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, January 01, 1869, Image 2

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business of FATIVIZ ABRAHAM has com
pelled us to procure a letter and more cx-
tensive publication otlieo. and we have
just moved into a tine room two (loon ,
north of the Daily Expr(ss (inky, south
Queen street, below Centre Squaro. wherJ
we have ample skate to receive and ac
commodate unr friends, receive their sub-
seriptions and orders for all kiiid of job
printing in best :tylt: and at the. lowest
prices. and, '•spread ourselves — generall
We notice that a resolution has pissed
both branches of the Philadelphia City
Councils, requesting the L i egislature to
enact sonic law looking towards the regu
lation of the ties of the county officers of
that city. When the Legislature begins
that business, it is hoped that it will not
confine itself to Philadelphia alone, There
are other localities that sadly need attend
ing to. It is said that illegal fees are
oftener taken than le!ral ones. This whole
business needs looking after, and nobody
will object to it but dishonest office-holders.
Andrew Johnson has tilled his cup of in
famy. lie has issued his proclamation
granting unconditional pardon to Jett
Davis, Robert E. Lee, John C. -Bryant
ridge, and other rebels, who did all they
could to break up the best Government on
earth. This proclama don frees Davis
from the indictment for treason now hang
ing over him, and restores the whole crew
of rebels to citizenship. Not a single
traitor is excepted. Thanks ti a loyal
Congress this proclamation does not affect
the disqualification to hold office. Andy
has done his worst, and two short months
will rid the American people of a double
distilled rebel, worse even than Jed; Davis
himself, who, we doubt not, in his inmost
soul dispises the poor tool who, in an evil
hour, was elevated to his present position.
What a pleasant reflection this act must
he to the Senatorial scoundrels who helped
him out of the Impeachment last spring!
Or We are indebted to a friend for a
copy of " The I'hristitfil 'ynOsUre,'' pub
lished at Chicago, 111., and devoted to the
cause of anti-masonry, which:we suppose,
is to be revived. Our good friend, who
was kind enough to forward the paper,
suggests, however, some caution on our
part, should we feel disposed to refer to
the publication, as he is aware of the fact,
he says, that we have quite a number of
subscribers whoare members of the craft.
As one of the editors of FATHER Amin-
JIAM 18 himself one of the doomed frater
nity, we can only say—and we do it on Cr The readers of FATTIER AnnAnAm
the square—that the Cynosure is a very will be well posted, from week to week, as
neat and ably conducted paper, and this to the workings of the Legislative ma
being the case we have forwarded FATHER ! chinery at - Harrisburg during the coming
ABRAHAM in exchange. 1 session—commencing on Tuesday next.
The year 18118, which has just closed,
has been one of the most eventful in the
history of our country. Political issues
of immense importance have been settled,
as we believe, finally, by means of the
never-failing ballots of the most intelligent
and powerful people on the globe. The
triumphant election of Grant to the Presi
dency. means the final triumph of that
sound Republican principle: " Equality
before the Law." It means that every'
man, without regard to race, color or creed •
shall be protected ILIA defended, if neces
sary, by the strong arm of a re-united
nation, ill the unmolested enjoyment of
— Life. Liberty and the pursuit of Happi
ness." It means that every man in this
country shall hencefOrth enjoy the right
to himself and his labor; to the happiness
afforded him around his own family cir
cle; to the right of following the dictates
of his own conscience as to his duty to
God; it means a higher and more perfect
system of education, improvement, intel
ligence and civilization; it menus a speedy
development of the immense resources of
this wonderful country, from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexi
co, as fat northward as Yankee explorers
and ad \TM urers iho use to go. In a word,
the great political triumph of 1868 means
that true Republican Government in
America is no longer an experiment, but
grand and glorious reality.
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As citizens of Pennsylvania, and more
particularly of Lancaster county, the year
181;8 will long be remembered on account
of the passing away from Earth to Eter
nity, of two of our most prominent public
men. The one who has tilled the highest
office in the gift of the people of these
States, and as the immediate predecessor ,
of Abraham Lincoln, retired from the
high office only after becoming one of the
direct instruments which enabled the ene
mies of Freedom and Republican Govern
ment to perfect their organization of ar
mies, anti the gathering of means to carry
on the most blood• and barbarous war of
modern times--- such a war as the enemies
of Freedom only are capable of waging.
i t The other was the groat American Com-
moner —the true statesman. the philan
thropist, the Republican Representative,
and the well tried and life-long champion
of Liberty and Equality for all the people.
As if by a special dispensation of Provi
deuce, he was permitted to live just long
enough to know that the American mil
lions were marching on, in perfect order,
to a final and peaceful viet•wy, and that
the work of putting our national :Mars
in harmonious working oriler, where he
tell off, could safely In.‘ taken up and car
ried on to speedy completion by Hulse dele
gated by the people to succt.cd him.
What the new veal will do for us re
mains to he se •n. It is sufficient for us to
know that it is all beibre us, and that we
have many very high and important du
ties to perform. Among these are to ac
cept and squarely meet new public issues
as they arise; endeavor to dignify labor
and make honesty, simplicity and econo
my more generally popular and respecta
ble; discountenance, in every possible
way, the madness and follies of fashion,
extravagance and dissipation, and in all
things aim to promote the cause of Hu
manity, and that mast perfect system of
society towards which Goa himself has so
distinctly pointed the way. Let us all
resolve to do what we can fit• the right.
as we understand it, and we shall well
deserve what we wish one and all--
Ilappy New-Year
We recently rehired to the constant
harping of some of the Democratic pa
pers—among. which. the Reading , Daily
Loyle is most promincut—nbout the ever
lasting • • poor people." Said paper insists
upon classifying •• the Workingmen and
Plowholders — as the poor 14 ' the country,
I we Contend that. as a general rule,
the plowhohh.rs and workingmen are the
most independent class of people living,
and that, generally, the poor men are those
who make themselves and their families
poor—not by •• workiml," and "plowing,"
but by itllents, extravagance, intemper
ance, and the prevailing follies of fashion.
With this simple statement as to the dif
ferences of opinion between FATItEtt
AtutAtt.km and the Efiyh, on the subject
of "poor people. — we leave for each intel
ligent reader to determine ivhich is cor
But, we must not quit this subject with
out laying before our readers a choice ex
tract front the Eagle's last editorial on this
subject. After considerable pitching into
the wickedness of the people of the north
in lighting for and under the old flag, and
severely scolding the bondholders who
furnished the money to carry on thq war,
the article referred to says:
"The poor people are the democracy of our
country, while Mr masses of the idlers, drunk
ards, thieves, and gamblers are 'loll' to the back
This assertion is made in the face of the
late election returns from Five Points,
llackerelville, Water street, Bedford st.,
and similar intensely democratic districts,
and, therefore, needs no refutation.
Thus far we have carefully avoided any
expression of preference for this or that
candidate for the Senatorship. We have,
however, expressed a strong desire to se
cure a sound. radical and true representa
tive man—one whose record is made, and
whose mune is prominently identified with
the rise and progress, and the various
trials and triumphs of the Republican
party in Pennsylvania. We have also
avoided expressing any single personal
preference, because we do not claim the
control of a single member of either branch
of the Legislature, and could not hope,
therefore, to back up our choice by a sin
gle vote. Yet it is some satisfaction to
know that our ideas as to the kind of a
man we should have to represent our great
State id the Senate, are also the views of
every intelligent and honest Republican.
According' to present indications the
right man will be chosen—Gen. James K.
Moorhead, at present one of the Repre
sentatives in Congress, from glorious old
Allegheny. Whilst we have (;row, Mc-
Pherson, Curtin, Marshall, and others, of
whom every Pennsylvania Republican
might well feel equally proud, it is ques
tionable whether either of these would
give more general satisfitetion, or repre
sent the great interests of the Keystone
State more ably than Gen. Moorhead. In
a word, he is one of the men of Pennsyl
vania who is not only worthy, but also fit
for the high and honorable position.
IVe have a number of letters in regard
to Legislative reform—of which several
wt•ere intended for publication, but exclud
ed because they are not free from serious
We will only add, to what we have al
ready said, that the people of the State—
particularly the Republicans—want radi
cal reform; that, for the purpose of prov
ing, beyond the shadow of doubt, that
about : , :30,000 can be saved in a single de
partment, we propose to do the same work
by contract which has cost the State over
420,000 in 1807, and nearly, or quite, ::"f-10,-
000 during the session of IR6 S'. tOr
and give ample security that the work will
be well and promptly executed. The mat
ter is, or will be. entirely in the hands of
our state Representatives. If they think
tit to accept our oll'er, a very large sum of
money will be saved. If they can get it
done for a kss amount than $5.000, then
oriel, the hr tier foe the ,‘;tuff , If they
will do neither, but continue the system
of stupendous extravagance, then we shall
have the consolation to know that we are
in no way responsible.
In justice to the Republican party it
should be remembered that the system of
extravagance in question was inaugurated
by the Di tie House, during the St's-
Sion Or RAO, It now remains for the Re
publican members of the Legislature to
say whether they will or will not continue
this most notorious system of democratic
From the eulogy pronounced by the
H0n..1. K. Moorehead, on Mi. Stevens,
in Congress, we extract the following para
graph, which cannot but be read with in
terest, especially by those who remember
the speech alluded to:
" In 1850, being a visitor in this city, I ob
tained, through the courtesy of a friend, ad
mittance to the floor of the House. Mr. Ste
vens was upon the floor at the time speaking
on the evils of slavery. The leading mem
bers from the slaveholding States were gath
ered in front of his desk. As he portrayed
the degradation and crime of slavery in such
a manlier as he only could portray them,scowls
settled upon their brows, contempt curled
their lips, and oaths could be distinctly heard
hissing between their teeth. This was in the
days when southern gentlemen enforced their
arguments with an appeal to the duel, and
southern ruffians resorted to the bowie-knife
and bludgeon. I felt alarmed for him, but he
proceeded unembarrassed by interruptions
and apparently unconscious of the mutterings
of the storm. As, reaching his climax, he
spoke of Virginia, the proud mother of Presi
dents, becoming a breeder of slaves for the
southern market, the anger of her Represen
tatives could scarcely be restrained; yet he
was cool as if addressing a jury in his county
court house. This conveniently illustrates
the last remark I wish to make, namely, that
Thaddeus Stevens was pre.eminently a brave
roan, who would do and dare everything in
the vindication of what he believed to be the
truth, But, Mr. Speaker, he is gone; peace
be to his ashes. Vermont has the honor of
his birth, Pennsylvania the more enduring
honor of having adopted him as her son; for
were not her valleys his home, her temples of
justice his shrine, her legislative halls his flrst
political prize, her people his constituents,
her interests his study, her progress his de
light, her honor his Oozy, and is not her soil
his grave? Let us imitate his virtues and
cherish his memory."
a 1 VYNT
"The York Riptiblimn, after refer
ring to our proposition to do the pasting
and folding for the House of Representa
tives, at Harrisburg., during the coming
session, says:
" Tho next Legislature must give them
(Rauch & Cochran) the contract, for with
this offer before the people, the present ex
travagant rates will not be tolerated."
Our York friend claims more than we
do ourselves, for we do not pretend to say
or intimate that they "must" give us the
contract, for they may give it to some
other party, or, stop this enormous treas
ury leak in some other equally effective
way. We only say to the public that we
are for Legislative reform; that about
forty thousand dollars were paid, during
last session, for work which we arc able
and ready to do for $5,000. But, we fully
agree with the Republican that " with this
offer before the people, the present extrava
gant rates will not be tolerated."
The New York World has turned its
attention to the swindles practiced by the
grocery dealers in that city, exposing the
"tricks" of the retailers in a most heart
less manner. Besides showing up the fact
of the adulterations, the name and num
ber of every firm thus far detected are
given in full, with the articles purchased
and the amount short.
In the article of tea alone, the adulter
ants are tea leaves, leaves of the beach,
elm, horse chestnut, starch, rice, husks,
excrement of silk worms, and sand. For
coloring the tea are used rose pink, Dutch
pink, vegetable red, and yellow dies ;
chronic yellow, Venetian red, Prussian
blue, sulphate of lime, verdigris, carbon
ate of copper, chromate, and bi-chromate
of potash, carbonate of magnesia, black
lead, soapstone, logwood, indigo, and sul
phate of iron. Think of this, ye tea
drinkers ! Think of Prussian blue and
verdigris'. In coffee they use chicory,
roasted beans, acorns, mangel-wurzel,
roasted wheat, roasted peas, sweet pota
toes, parsnips, inferior or damaged cof
fees. saw-dust, mahogany
,saw-dust, old
sea biscuits, oak bark, tan bark, and
brick dust. For color—burnt sugar, mad
dcr root, roasted horse liver and burnt
blood have been used.
Spices are adulterated with wheat, as
well as ground oil cake, arrow root, mus
tard husks, etc. To give bulk and weight
to flour, hydrated sulphate of lime, pow
dered flints, plaster of Paris, chalk, while
alum is used to give a proper taste to
adulterated flour. For sugar, they use
plaster of Paris, tapioca, wheat, flour and
sand. Vinegar is doctored with sulphu
ric and other acids, water and Cayenne
pepper. For lard, alum, potash, caustic,
lime and mutton suet. In bread, sulphate
of copper is used, while confectionery
seems to be the conglomeration of all the
vile and poisonous substances ever origin
ated. Who can read such an exhibit of
poisons entering into the articles of daily
consumption without a feeling of horror?
If the practice can be alyited in any de
gree, the newspaper which has been the
exposition will surely be entitled to the
thanks of a grateful community.
The Baltimore -I oic rica n has a letter
from Cumberland, Md., giving a special
account of a terrible assassination com
mitted there, at a fair, held by colored
people, in the Methodist church, on
Christmas night. Four men named Sykes
Sills, John McGricr, Michael - Ryan and
Thomas Sammons, the same lawless
scoundrels who attacked a Republican
procession some time ago, rushed into the
church in the evening when the fair was
going on, causing terrible fright and con-
sternation. They cried aloud Ow a colored
man named Jones Cook. Not finding him,
Sills and Isle( irier caught a colored man
named HAws, beat him, pushed
hint a.rainst the stove, anti tlwn stabbed
him through the ltfmrt. when he instantly
fell dead.
MeGrier, Sills and Ryan were arrested.
Through political influence or prejudice,
two of these monsters were let off, the new
State's Attorney alleging that there was
not sufficient evidence of guilt to hold
them, (Well as accessories, orpurtirge
is feared the entire party will lie
allowed go scot free. The citizens are
greatly excited and outraged. The mur
dered negro tvas an industrious, respecta
ble, inoffensive man. The consternation
among the colored presons, women and
men, attending the thir, is represented as
indescribable. Maryland wants recon
struction badly.
TEllitiut.E AFFAIR AT CiNcix!cATl.--
I 3etween two and three o'clock on Wed
nesday morning, cries of a woman ex
claiming ‘• Oh God!" •• Oh God!" follow
ed by the report of a gull, were heard to
proceed from a house on Central Avenue.
On entering the premises the police dis
covered a man lying dead on the door with
one side of his head completely blown oil:
Lying across his breast was a woman also
dead. Beside the murdered man lay a
gun with which the deed was done. The
body of the woman bore no marks of vio
lence, and the supposition is that the man
connuitted suicide or was murdered by
some ono who escaped through the back
part of the house. The woman, his sec
ond wife, it is thought, died from fright
of the horrible deed.
TnE INDIAN . WA H.—Gen. Sherman's
instructions are, to strike all hostile In
dians, and cluster those that are friendly,
about Fort Cobb, under Gen. Hazen. By
the state of war now existing, and com
menced by the Indians, the treaty made
at Medicine Lodge Creek is not considered
Binding, and no Indians are permitted to
hunt on grounds outside the reservation
where they were entitled to roam by the
treaty. Their rights in this respect are
declared forfeited. Information has been
received of the death of Roman Nose, a
Nut Indian, who refused to come in at
Medicine Lodge Creek. He was a princi
pal chief of the Dog Soldiers. lie was
killed by the troops under General Carr,
near the head-waters of the Republican,
some six weeks ago.
A I„m4t. RINK.—The new Chestnut
street rink in Philadelphia will accommo
date fifteen hundred skaters, besides seat
ing four thousand spectators in a gallery,
with promenade room for two thousand.
It will be entirely floored over in the
spring, and be used as a music, ball or
lecture hall. It will then accommodate
ten thousand people.
Mutts° ROBBERY.—On the 20th ult.,
in the afternoon, as Mr. Shumway, agent
of the American & Merchant's Union Ex
press Co., in the town of Chicopee, Mass.,
was proceeding with his bag to meet the
train, he was met by two men, who threw
red pepper in his eyes, seized the bag and
escaped. The amount of money stolen
was about $4OO.
York He r« Id correspondent says : General
Grant says he is much of a radical
that he will tear up the whisky railroad,
a.nd insular rings , ' by the roots if ho has
to till every important civil office in the
country with army and navy regular offi
cers, whom he knows he can rely on for
an honest and faithful discharge of their
BERNS COUNTY. —The Methodists of
Birdsboro are going to build a new Church
next Summer At the mill of Messrs.
E. 8 G. Brookes, Birdsboro, 3,000 kegs of
nails are made every week Several
Irishmen, employed on the Colebrookdale
railroad, got into an altercation, on Sun
day before last, near Bovestown, which
resulted in the stabbing of Owen McGov
ern. Cause—long range whisky.... Twelve
turkeys were "put through , ' on Christmas
day at the Orphans' Home, near Wonels
dorf A little girl named Fry, residing
in Locust alley, was badly burned by her
clothes taking lire from the stove, last
Sunday morning A new anthracite
furnace is to be erected by Messrs. E. &
G. Brookes, at Birdsboro Hon. John
C. Kunkel, of Harrisburg, presented the
Orphans' Home of Womelsdorl, with a
check for one thousand dollars, as a Christ
mas gift The engine house at Eckert's
ore mine, at Penn's Mount, was destroyed
by lire last Tuesday morning A. man
named Regenfuse, in Reading, has in his
possession a hen fourteen years old—with
in two years of "sweet sixteen.'' Sam
uel Reafsnyder was run over by cars on
the East Pennsylvania Railroad at Mertz
town, last Sunday evening, and killed
Bundle of clothing tbund in Reading,
under mysterious circumstances.
CARBON COI7NTr.-A tire broke out,
on the morning of the '23d, at th?. corner
of Susquehanna and Race streets, destroy
ing the Boot and Shoe establishment of
Mr. F. C. Kline, and the Printing estab
lishment of the Mauch Chunk (Irattte.
Fortunately the stock of printing material,
paper, &c., is covered by insurance.
COLUMBIA COUNTY.-Out of 170 teach
ers employed in the county, 130 werepre
sent at the recent convention held in
Illoomsburg The re-dedication of St.
Mathews' Evangelical Lutheran Church
of Bloomsburg will take place on Sunday
next, the 3d lust The Bloomsburg Re
publicit is a live institution, and prosper
Norcross, of Galesburg, 111., has accepted
the Pastorship of the Second Presbyterian
Church of Carlisle The produce pi:lr
ket of Carlisle, as published in the lh
are as follow: —Family flour, $10.50; su
perfine, do., &'(i 75; white wheat,
red wheat, SE 25(a 1 65; rye, 1 30; corn
75c; oats, (new,) Me; cloverseed, 7 00;
timothy seed, $2 25. Butter, 40c; Eggs,
35c; Lard, Itie; Tallow, 10c; Soap, Sc.
DAUPHIN COUNTY. ---Nasby will lecture
in Harrisburg, on the night of the sth
inst., and Gough on Monday evening the
11th inst The several' Odd Fellows'
Lodges of Harrisburg appointed commit
toes to attend the funeral of the late Win.
Curtis, Grand Secretary, which takes place
in Philadelphia to-day.
performing at Lebanon last week The
Citric,. mentions a steam slaughtering
establishment at Lebanon. Slaughtering
by steam isn't new The County In
stitute of Teachers will convene at the
Court I louse on the 19th lust k bout
fort• trains passenger and freight—pass
over the Lebanon Valley Railroad daily.
LEBANON COUNTY.--Gleanings from
the Couri( r: A new Bank contumplatcd
in North Lebanon shams in the Leb
anon Building Association sell at I.i pre
mium per share of Rev. (:co. A.
Mark, Sr., of the United Brethren's
Church, at Annville, died last week
Sullivan, an Irishman, was found dead
near Shaelferstown—whisky the cause
Mohegan Lodge, No. 2S S, 1. 0. of 0. F
at Lebanon, will celebrate its :list anni
versary on the 7th inst Au individual
was going to "lick" another, in one of the
Lebanon Hotels, thr stealing his overcoat,
but afterwards discovered that he had it
on all the time.
Sullt - YLKILL COUNTY.—TiIe Mid#
tfOlf/1/«1 will appear this week in an en
larged form—from thirty-six to forty col
umns. It is one of the most valuable and
interesting papers on our exchange list....
The dwelling of Wm. Dilcom,in Llewellyn,
was consumed by tire on Wednesday night
of last week William Meash was se
verely stabbed, on Tuesday of last week,
by rt German, named Stanismith, in a
drinking house about a mile above Taman
qua, being the result of a quarrel caused
by whisky On Monday morning of
last week, the wife of Richard Blake, re
siding at the foot of Mahanoy Plane,
whilst walking across a railroad bridge
over Mill creek, the sleepers being icy,
she slipped and fell through to the ground,
a distance of about twenty feet, crushing
her skull and causing death soon after.
She leaves tour children Mountain
Spring Lodge, I. O. of G. T. was recently
instituted at Schuylkill Haven A new
Lodge of K. of P. was instituted on the
lith ult., at Millersville.
YORK COUNTY.-0o Christmas eve
somebody not having the fear of the 111;111
with the poker before him, broke into
Spangler's saloon, in York, and stole a
demijohn of whisky and a keg of beer
An interesting meeting of the North Co
dorus Teachers' Institute was held on tli;!
19th ult., in Henry's School House
Prices in York as published in the ittpub
/iraa: White wheat, S:.l 000 3 10; red do..
S 1 000 1 70; Flour, finnily, S1:I 00: do..
extra, S 11; no., superfine, $9.
THE lIILL MunnEu.--In the trial of
Twitchell, in Philadelphia, tin• the mur
der of Mrs. Hill, on Wednesday, a wit
ness was produced by the defence, who
testified that a quarter of an hour before
the murder was known, he was passing
the house of Mrs. 11111 and saw two men
leave thw house by the front door. There
was uo light in the entry; one of the men
appeared to be disguised and walked away
rapidly after leaving the house. This
witness is a German, and an Insurance
agent, named Chas. Altget. This new
feature has taken all by surprise, and ap
pears to have been held back by the de
fence for the last stages of the trial. The
trial was still progressing when we went to
A SENSITIVE Doc:.—The latest story
about a dog, with a soul, is located in
Gloucester, Mass. An old family favor
ite, infirm and useless, yet cherished for
memory's sake, was observed by a heart
less wretch, who remarked: " That dog
ought to be killed, he is not good for any
thing." The animal looked mournfully
up into the speaker's face, then taking a
wistful gaze around the store, and at those
present, deliberately walked out of the
door, down to the railway, where he
plunged into the water and was drowned.
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ITEMS: For some time complaints have
been made of tha loss of letters in the mail,
directed to the Chester Valley Bank at Coates
ville. The Lancaster Intelligences says that
one of Uncle Sam's I'. 0. detectives is on the
scent, therefore a clerk in the Bank is non
We may get the particulars: if we do, we will
print theni.
A correspondent of the Express has been
ventilating the Doxtater Indian claim. From
his exposition one should think the people of
Manor, Conestoga, &e., need not have any
apprehensions of trouble.
A gentleman of Columbia, whose name is
not :published, has established a free night
school in that place, at which upwards of
seventy men and boys attend. lie pays all
expenses, This is practical philanthropy.
Some fellow calling himself Whiteman, has
been "doing" some of the musical instru
ment dealers in Philadelphia. lie represented
himself as a committee man to purchase an
organ for a church in Lancaster. Before the
articles were shipped, the fraud was discov
ered, the organ saved, but the " bird had
Mr. Henry N. Landis and wife ma& a
narrow escape from death on Wednesday of
last week. They were returning home from
market, in a carriage, and when about cross
ing the Railroad at Landis' warehouse, about
three miles east of the city, saw the mail
train west approaching. Mr. Landis got out
of the carriage to lead his horse over the
track, leaving his wife in the vehicle. The
train struck the carriage, throwing Mrs. L.
out, but no damage was done, except ;he
breaking of the carriage.
The Armory of Capt. Rockafellow's " I.',n
cibles" was open for visitors on Christmas
afternoon. It was handsomely decorated tt ith
evergreens, &c.
The story published soma tiro: ago that
cob I). Warfel, of Intercourse, had had Lis
car shot off, accidentally, turns out to be fa2s. , .
A horse, carriage and harness, were sti%len
front the premises of Mr. Jacob Esbenshade,
in Paradise township, on Thursday night of
last week. They were found on Christmas
morning, in a lane about two miles from t'.,s
city, near the Willow Street turnpike.
lion. 0. J. Dickey was at home
Christmas. lle is on the committee 1,
investigate the New York election frau:l-.
which is in session in that city, and retur::ed
there on Monday last.
Messrs. Levy & Kauffman leive huh:
large brick Tobacco wa reit( luse a t Mount v
on the Railroad.
An attempt was made to break into ;
store and dwelling of Mr. Ilenry Markley, in
West Walnut street, this city, on Saturday
morning last, before day. Mr. M. heard th-n:,
and alarmed the scoundrels.
Mr. Robert Boston, of this city, was elec
delegate to represent the colored people of
city and county in the National Conventi
which is to assemble at Washington on the
13th inst. It will doubtless be the largest am'
most influential body of representative col(
men ever assembled in this country.
Roland Diller has sold his tan yard :-
ty in New Holland, to Henry Shirk, :"
Mrs. Eliza Barr has sold a dwelling
in Strasburg, to Elam Mooney, for $1,125.
David Shultz has purchased from
Whitby, the three story brick dwelling and
the one story frame house, in North Pri:.ee
street, formerly the property of Henry L , '7g
enecker, for $5,300.
The Village Record says that James Gil, qr.
of Bradford township, Chester county, ( vet.
sixty years of age, wrote his name against
the wall, in that office, the other day, with a
fifty-six pound weight hanging on his 1:;t:t,
Wm. P. Rite was scut to prison on Moml . iy
last, in this city, on complaint of J. Kinsey
Taylor, for obtaining money under false T , n;
Dr. Henry Carpenter has purchased the
brick dwelling house, in South Queen str
late the property of Mrs. Mary Mathiot,
The Linffien Society held a stated rue,, - ..14 . 4
on Saturday afternoon last. The am •;a1
election for officers was held. Prof. J. P.
Wickersham was elected President; H. C.
Bruckhart and C. A. Heinitsh, Vico Pr
dents; Jacob Stauffer, Secretary; H. A.
Rockatield, Assistant Secretary; C. H. N:111-
man, Corresponding Secretary; S. S, Bath
von, Treasurer, and J. It. Kevinski, Librari
an. The several standing committees were
appointed. The society is in a flourishing
condition, and have gathered together quite a
large collection of curiosities in the vegetable
and animal kingdoms.
A correspondent of the Expeess gives a very
interesting description of the extensive Tan
ning establishment of Mr. Amos Hollinger,
about 24 miles south of Lancaster, on the
Willow 'Street turnpike. Mr. Hollinger is a
very active and enterprising man, and en'.;,:,
the confidence of the community.
David Hartman & Co., have purchased the
ground, known as the "Chestnut Street
Tract," near the Locomotive Works. The
design, we are told, is to sell it off in lots, to
persons wishing to build, on such terms as to
enable mechanics and other persons of sffiall
means, to build.houses for themselves.
The hatter carriers of this city made the is
appearance on Monday morning last, in the
uniform prescribed by the P. 0. Departme:ls.
It is very becoming. No more faithful men
are in the service of the Government, th-tn
the letter carriers of Lancaster.
Capt. J. Q. Mercer sold his brick dwelling,
in Church, near Duke street, to W. W. Ilea,7a
slee, for $3,000.
The Moravian church, of this city, w1,1,:n
has been enlarged and otherwise improved,
will be re-dedicated on Sunday, January 10th.
It is now one of the neatest churches in the
The Lancaster and Ephrata turnpike com
pany declared a dividend of one do::ar
per share for the last six months.
The Ephrata Council of American Mechan
ics have elected their officers for the ensuirg
term : Councillor, Simon N. Klauser; Viro
Councillor, Jacob Keehn; Jr. Ex. C., S. 0.
Norton; Sen'r Ex. C., W. W. Wickel; 1..-
cording Secretary, Wm. K. Seltzer; A. 1:.
Secretary, Elam A. Hertz; Inductor, Geo. L.
Sensenig; Examiner, Martin S. Frey; I.
Protector, Jacob S. Spangler; 0. Protector,
Harry D. Spangler; Financial Secretary, W
H. Spent; Trustee, J. A. Stober.