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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889
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OUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTA
Senators Billiugfelt and Fisher, in the
Republican caucus, at Harrisburg, voted
in favor of Legislative Reforu►. They will
both be found on the right side of the
question on the floor of the Senate.
Our Representatives—Messrs. Gatehel,
Peters, Hopkins and Sunnily, in caucus,
last Monday, have made for themselves a
different record. At our request, Dr.
Gatchel presented our proposition to do
the pasting and folding of the House, du
ring the session, for $5,000, but he and
his colleagues not only voted as a unit
against it, but also agreed to a proposition
to change the existing law so as to in
crease the number of officers, and to go
jut° a system of extravagance without
limit! Comment at this time is unneces
after appointing over one hundred officers
Both Houses of Congress niet on Mon- , of the house, including about fifty pastern
day last. After the presentation of some and folders, at an average salary of $730
reports, and communications from the each- some of whom, such as Mr. 111yus,
Executive Departments, in the Senate. for instance, never rendered any other
a resolution was passed, after some dis- : service than merely drawing pay—after
mission, calling upon the President to thus helping themselves, passed the law
transmit a copy of his amnesty procla- referred to, which will be found on page
mation, and give. his authority for its 70 of the pamphlet laws. It reduces the
sue. In the House, bills were reported total number of officers of that body to
from and referred to committes, and about sixty, including ten roasters and
speeches were made in committee of the folders at a salary of $6OO each, with two
whole. One of the Jones', who hails from superintendents at $BOO each, and thus
Kentucky, wanted to offer a resolution reducing this one item from $37,000 in
setting forth that Congress had no busi- 1808, to $7,600.
near to condemn Andy's annual message, Now, if the Legislature will simply let
but hP was saahhed i and e aildn't do lt, this law remain ; and 0;•• its whalsome
EMS. provisions, then We will not only be well
satisfied, but will commend them for it.
The article in the gate w a rd of the
Ist inst., headed "The Rings must be But, the action of the caucus referred to
Broken up," was excellent —" will do to tie
. means that this law is to be repealed, and
to as far as it goes." It talks very point-
that the flood-gates of extravagance which
edgy about the " Rings" at Washington
characterized the lust session will be re
the National Capital—but has not a word leafed, so that each one who will may
lust help himself to as much of the pub
to say about "Rings" at Harrisburg— •
lie treasure as he can lay hands on!
the State CaPitall How is this'? But may-
The stand we have taken in this matter
be the State Guard is verdant enough to
think that there are no "Rings" at Har-
anything but a pleasant one, for we are
aware that we have been very severely
risburg ? Come nearer home, neighbor.
denounced for it. But it is a consolation
A FORTICNATE PEOPLE. to know that we are on the side of the
Lancaster city is lucky. As " Jolly people, who have a right to demand radi-
Jackr would classically say, we are "all ical reform at Harrisburg. Those who
husky!" (just what that means we don't rail out against us for thus exposing the
know.) On Wednesday morning last the i reckless extravagance in question are only
readers of the Examiner and weekly In- the seedy politicians who have fastened
telligencer had the pleasure of reading the I themselves upon the Republican party—
Governor's message jive hours /*fore it was the political brokers, contractors, black
delivered to the Legislature. Harrisburg mailers, petty jobbers and runners after
and Philadelphia newspaper enterprise is plunder, to keep themselves out of alms
completely thrown in the shade. Hur- houses, or to escape the duty of earning
rah fbr Lancaster! , for themselves an honest and decent live
' lihood. Neither their denunciations,
sneers or peculiar fits of horse-laughter
can prevent us from further efforts to
show them up before the public as they
tlis•To Col. J. P. Wickersham, State
Superintendent of Common Schools, our
thanks are due for a copy of his annual
Also, to D. C. Maurer, esq., of Harris- '
burg, for a copy of the Auditor GeneraVslir The publishers of an irresponsible
Report. one-horse paper in a neighboring town are
trying very hard' to extort an advertise
' Also, to Surveyor General Campbell for ment or notice of some sort from FATHER
a copy of his Annual Report. AnnAnsai, but, so far, without success.
Ar , ording to present indications, all
etiOrts to secure Legislative Reform thi,
winter will be entirely unsuccessful, and
last year's system ot' extravagance and
recklessness. it' not c, wruption, will l'e
We have already rkferrell to last yk ar's
expPlise or or, ,• 1/I‘,o.qmoi
for the more NN't +rk of putting in
\ rapper, tllc ialblie 41(1(111111'1th , the
I[l MSC al‘llll', Work an' allk and
to III) )1 . liVi . lhurtsatul dollars. and
make money 1 . % at that figure. \\o
have also nifidc good th e :I ,.. s ,•rti on by ,111 ) -
milting to the Legliklative caucus. last
Monday, our N 1 ritton proposition, to cad'
House, a follows:
TO the tSeii of Pia
We propose to enter into a contract for the
sum of $2,500, to execute all the work of
pasting :Ind folding the Legislot:re Record, Ex
ecutive documents and all other matter,
usually done by the rasters and folders. We
are ready to give bond, with approved Necuri
ities, in any reasonable sum, for the prompt
and faithful execution of said work, should
this proposition be accepted.
Having made a similar proposition to the
House or ntpresentatives to do its Fisting
and folding for $3,000, we propose so to modi
fy as to do all of said work, for both Houses,
for $7,000. The cost of pasting and folding
of the House alone, last session, was $37,000.
E. H. RAUCU,
T. li. CocintAN,
Doing business as Rauch & Cochran.
Messrs. Billinglidt and Fisher, our Sen
ators, voted in favor of accepting the pro
position. but, being without other sup
port, the paper was laid upon the table.
It was contended, by some Of the Sena
tors, that the proposal is not in accord
ance with existing law, to which we shall
refer Wow. Mr. Billingfelt, in open Sen
ate, on Tuesday, offered a resolution to
have the Pasting and Folding done by
contract. which the Speaker decided out
t 6.5 U
A proposition substantially the same
as the above was played into the hands of
Dr. (;atchel, i t ne of our Itc,presentatives,
for the consideration of the [louse caucus.
We did not ail: that gentleman to do more
than simply present the paper, and have
it read, leaving him entirely free and un
committed as to his own duty in relation
to the same, On pri.senting it he stated
that he '• merely pron►ised to present it,"
when he and Ids colleagues, Messrs. Hop
kins, Peters and Sunnily voted squarely
A resolution was afterwards adopted
by the same caucus to appoint a UOIIIIII4-
tee to prepare a bill, so to change the ex
isting law limiting the number of offivers,
as to gile each member an fUlditifonal ap
pointment, to be labeled a "Paster and
Folder'" Whether the Senate and House.
of Representatives will actually carry out
this most outrageous measure remains to
be Seen. We cannot believe it fur a mo
ment. -But, whether they will or will
hot do so, our Senators, Messrs. Billing
felt and Fisher, will be found on the right
side. As to the members of the House
from this county, we fear they mean to
adliere to the position they have taken in
the caucus, and favor the contemplated
outrage, taking perhaps forty or fifty
thousand dollars from the public treasury,
by means of this most notorious Pasting
and Folding dodge!
In order that this matter may be pro
perly understood, we will state the pro
visions of the law referred to.
The Legislature, at the last session,
L.tricAsTEß, Jan. 4, 1 6th
( , ieneral (;rant, as President elect, is the
same quiet, unostentatious, and retiring
gentleman that he was during the can
vass, or preceding his nomination. We
dune; not that. as President, whilst main
taining, the tli-nity of his office in all offi
cial at•tion, lac will restore it to the primi
the simplicity that prevailed during the
days of Washington, awl mark more
ettiTtutilly titan most of his predecessors
have the distinction between the chosen
ruler u a fret people and the sovereign of
;in colpirv. Th, none of the
pomp; 'lyalty :then' the aclmiuistra
Lion of General GrAllt. The simplicity
of our ropuhlican institutions will find in
him. as the licatl of the nation, a true
represent ativu :111d exponent.
When before Petersburg General Grant
was. ti all out ward appearance, the most
unimportant man in the army. He was
distim4nished by neither "fuss" nor "feath-
er,-." and, like the rebels at the coita
-1 mencement of the war, he showed an evi
dent desire "to be let alone" by the crowd
of visitors who were daily at his head
quarters, either to satisfy their curiosity
or to gain information. Ile never ap
peared excited or in a hurry, but moved
about quietly among the warehouses and
shipping , at City Point, apparently the
most unconcerned of the throng of men
and officers who were constantly assem
bled there. Nothing, however, escaped his
observation, either as to meu or muni
tions. and the orders issued daily for the
correction of irregularities was evidence
sufficient that his silent supervision was
thorough and complete.
When at the head of the War Depart
ment, those who had business with the
Secretary always fmnd hu► a good listener,
with a quick perception of the ease in
hand, and, above all, prompt and quick
in disposing of business. •
President elect, Genial Grant has
already shown a determination to adhere
to the rules that have governed him in all
other important positions. The manner
in which he has quietly but firmly turned
aside all attempts at public adulation is
the best illustration of innate modesty
and strength of character. The numer
ous individuals who imagine that General
Grant will full under their influence are
all doomed to disappointment. He is and
will remain "master of the situation."
This silent habit of his will prove a
treasure when overrun by visitors on all
manner of business, the inability to stand
which proved fatal to both Presidents Har
rison and Taylor.
THE STATE LEOHILATURE.
This body met in tin* State Capitol
Harrisburg on Friday last. The follow
ing are the officers elected in both branches:
Speaker—Dr. Wilmer Worthington
Clerk--Geo. W. Gainersly.
Assistant Clerks—Lucius Rogers, Fred. H.
1 Transcribing Clerks—E. V. Williams, jr.,
Charles Williams, W. G. Bossier, An
Librarian—Jacob :Ayers. •
Postmaster—Andrew B. M'Lean.
Sergeants-at-Arms—W. A. Rupert, Levi G
WCauley, George Strain.
Assistant Doorkeeper—Capt. A. Godshalk
I Speaker—John Clark.
Clerk—James L. Selfridge.
I Resident Clerk—John A. Smull
Transcribing Clerks—P. A. Magee, Philo
Durrett, W. B. Irwin, .J. D. Miller, Reuben
Bernard, Charles Tubbs, George A. Bake
Postmaster—A. G. Henry.
Assistant Postmaster—A. W. Kimmel!.
Sergeant-tet-Arms—Joseph M. Cowell.
Doorkeeper—W. H. Clark.
Doorkeeper of Jtotunda—Jamws M'Der
Chief of Folding Department—William Me
Assistant Chief of Folding Department—
The Governor's Meiisage was sent to
both Houses on Wednesday noon. It is
too long for our columns. An abstract of
it will be found elsewhere. No business
of importance was transacted, and both
Houses adjourned on Wednesday until
Tuesday, in order to give the Speakers an
opportunity to appoint the several Corn-
Plittees, and the members to prepare for
THE UNITED STATES SENATOR.
The nomination of Hon, John Scott, of
Huntingdon County,•by the Republican
caucus, on Wednesday last, for the United
States Senatorship, assures us a true and
faithful representatiVe man on the floor
of the Senate for the next six years.
Mr. Scott is about forty-six years of
age, a native of the county in which he
resides, and ranks among the ablest law
yers in the State. Like General Grant,
he commenced in early life as a tanner by
trade, and afterwards, and through his
own efforts, succeeded in securing for
himself a thorough learning in the law,
land brilliant success in his prokssion.
His antecedents are democratic. On the
i commencement of the war, with many
others, he came out squarely on the side
of the country, and after serving a single
session in the Pennsylvania House of
Representatives, he became openly iden
titled with the great . Republican party.
His nomination as the Republican Sena
tor, over such men as Gen. Morhead,
lion. G. A. Grow and other well tried rep
resentative mem, is an endorsement, and
a compliment of which he and his most
intimate friends may well feel proud.
The nomination and election of Mr.
Scott is unquestionably a very satisfactory
result, as it secures for old Pennsylvania a
man of the right stamp for the Senator
We have a very distinct recollection
that some years ago—" when our old hat
was new "—somebody opened a money
drawer belonging to somebody else, and
took therefrom a small sum of money,
without the linowledge or consent of the
owner, and then .used it to buy shoes for
his wife, socks for the baby and meat for
the family. He was afterwards arrested
on a charge of what they termed stealing,
and the fact of his taking the money in
the manner aforesaid being clearly estab
}tithed before a jury of twelve men, he was
sentenced to undergo imprisonment iu
nasty, filthy jail, for many months, and
all the people of the neighborhood brand
ed him as a notorious thief besides.
Without pretending to know the various
ways in which the offense called stealing
may be committed, not being learned in
the mysteries and technicalities of the
law, we will state a little case, just for
our readers "and the rest of mankind" to
think over for themselves--to make out of
it what they please.
On page 70 of the Phamphlet Laws of
Pennsylvania, session of 1868, we find an
Act of Assembly, or, in other words, a
Law of the State, entitled " An act fixing
the number and pay of the officers of the
Senate and House of Representatives of
Pennsylvania," the second section of
which is as follows :
"It shall not be lawful for either House to
elect any more or other officers than are here
in enumerated, until an act or joint resolution
has passed both Houses authorizing such a
change or increase, and been duly signed by
the Governor, and it shall not be lawful for
the State Treasurer to pay any other or more
officers for either House, whose election or
appointment was not authorized by law prior
lo their election or appointment ; and if any
Zfficer of either House shall appoint or author
ize the appointment of any other or more offi
cers than are authorized by this act, he shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in office."
The first section of the same act,
among other officers authorized to be ap
pointed or elected by the House of Rep
resentatives, are " ten pastersaai folders,
and one superintendent."
Now, in the face of this law, twenty
seven widiticmal piasters and folders were
" put in" by the people's representatives
at Harrisburg during the present week,
making in all thirty-nine, at an expense
of e 23,600, instead of t4'7.600.
THE GOVERNOR ALL RIGHT!
Just as was to lie expected, our patri
otic and ever-faithful Governor, is square
ly on the side of reform. In his excellent
annual message, among manyother sound
sayings, we find the following:
" Retrenchment is emphatically demanded
by the people, in legislative expenditures, as
well as in every other branch of the govern
ment. Their eyes are open to investigate every
transaction, and by their ballots they are ready
to ill`rike down those who will not take effective
action in favor of positive and radical reform.
The money paid into the Treasury is the prop
erty of the people, every one of whom has a
just right to hold his representative to a strict
accountability for every dollar that may be
appropriated or expended."
The people of Pennsylvania are indeed
fortunate in haying their highest office
filled by such a man as John W. t;eary.
lie dares do right, by taking his side with
and for the people. With such an em
phatic endorsement of our feeble etti►rts to
impress upon the public mind the neces
sity of legislative reform, and from such a
source, we may well defy all the efforts of
political bummers to denounce and decry
us on account of the stand we have taken.
Of course, the Governor will never give
his consent to the passage of any bill like
the one proposed, to repeal or modify the
act of 1868, which limits the number of
legislative officials. If last year's system
of unlimited extravagance is to be re
enacted during the present session, it must
be done over the head of the Executive,
by a two-thirds vote of each House, and
that can't be done.
SOMETHING FROX GRANT.
General Grant has spoken out very de
cidedly and very frankly upon the subject
of the necessity of curtailing the expenses
of the Government. The General gave
his opinion in a conversation with several
Congressmen, during which the subject
Of Government subsidies to railroads was
brought up. Tie said, substantially, it
was very apparent to every man in the
country that our finances needed the
closest attention, and that it is vitally im
portant, if we intend to pay otr the na
tional debt and lighten taxation, to prac
tice the most rigid economy, and the place
to begin with the bills that are pend
ing in Congress granting further subsidies
to the Pacific and other lailroads. No
matter what may be said about the pros
pective benefit we are to derive from these
roads, it is too long to wait, and we
- should make the best possible use of our
present resources, without increasing the
burden of our debt by incurring expen
sive risks which are hazardous. The
Congressmen who were at the interview
were astonished at the frankness with
which the General expressed his views,
while they one and all pledged him their
V'i I 51t~
The Republican Legislative caucus on
Wednesday afternoon, nominated Robert
W. Mackey, of Allegheny county, for
State Treasurer, thus making a "
of Gen. W. W. Irwin, the present
popular and capable officer. We have
heard no reason assigned for this move
ment, and regret that General Ithin has
been thus overslaughed. We do net know
the nominee; and have never heard any
thing of his political services.
THE bIOVLINOIII4 SISPINOIL
The message of the Gorertmr, which
was read'in both Houses on Wednesday,
is a highly iuteresting document, and en
tirely satisfactory to every Pennsylvanian.
It discusses the several public subjects
most ably and clearly, but with such
brevity as will assure its reading by the
public generally. •
The financial affaira of the state are in
a very satisfactory condition. When the
Republican party came into power, in
1861, the State debt was $40,000,000. It
isn ow 0n1y533,‘2,86,940. During the last fis
cal year, the amount paid was 54,417,463.
The Governor recommends the sale of
the bonds held by the State against the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Phila
delphia and Erie Railroad, to the highest
bidders, and apply the proceeds to the
further reduction of the State debt—
anounting probably to nine or ten millions
more. Whilst the Governor congratu
lates the people on the good progress made
in reducing the debt, he calls attention to
the fact that an enormous sum is still due,
and that the strictest economy is neces
sary in every department. The common
schools are well managed, and in very
good condition—including those estab
lished for educating soldiers' orphans.
The agrieuliuml college is also noticed,
and hopes are expressed for its ultimate
success. Military affairs, the State agen
cy at Washington, the revision of the civil
code, insurance, the new hospital for the
insane, damages by raids, the Paris Expo
sition, the Susquehanna fisheries, State
beneficiaries, and the cattle disease, receive
attention; and the importance of a registry
law is urged with cogent reasoni►rg,. The
death of Thaddeus Stevens and Darwin
Finney are feelingly mentioned, and a
high tribute is paid to their memory.
Next follows a full statement of pardons
and commutations of sentence for the
year, and the reasons therefor are given,
and the message closes with a general re
view of the events of the year.
The message is brief, clear, concise and
candid. Its suggestions arc more im
portant than numerous, and we commend
it to our readers as a document well wor-
I, thy of their perusal and of its distinguish
A FAIR PROPOSMON.
Inasmuch as getting money belonging
to other people without their consent (we
don't mean by stealing) is seemingly the
order of the day, and as the power of
getting it legally, by means of parliamen
tary tactics, is vested in the Legislature,
and as we are almost sure to fail in our
effort to get the pasting and folding con
tract, we now submit a more dignified
plan—a splendid thing—with much "in
it." It is this : We know a number of
business men in this city who have large
sums of ready cash on deposite in the sev
eral banks, which, we are confident, we
might manage to draw out by means of
cheeks purporting to be genuine, but in
reality, to be prepared by a process which
vulgar people call forgery. But, we be
lieve there is an act of Assembly in one
of the books, or a penal code, or some
thing of that sort, which stigmatizes for
gery as something even worse than a mis
demeanor—a felony we believe, and a pen
itentiary utilise. Now, we might pro
pose to `' set the thing up " thusly : We
to prepare the checks and draw the cash;
and then, youans, gentlemen, being the
lawmakers, just pass an act repealing the
penal code referred to, and expressly au
thorize and legalize the job, and then, call
on us and get your " divies." Why, just
think of it, gentlemen--what a splendid
thing might be made by such an opera
tion, by getting in among the bankers and
money dealers of Third street And,
how dignified it would be to go in for a
hundred thousand or more in a single
day ! What's the use of bothering about
daubing paste away down in the cellar of
the Capitol building at Harrisbnrg I We
have a confounded notion to send—some
body to Harrisburg to " set the thing
The Beading Eagle of Saturday last
containsa well written article on "Amer
ican Love of Titles." Persons who have
fairly earned them have good reason to be
proud. But, says the Eagle, the title of
" Colonel' , is now generally conferred
upon every man who sells liquor, especial
ly if he keeps a hotel, as a bumming place
for clever fellows. " Major" is now sup
posed to indicate a jovial fellow, who is
half intoxicated the greater part of his
time, and who is willing to do odd jobs for
liquor, or who keeps up a good appear
ance by borrowing money from his friends.
" General," in many instances, means a
fist politician, who served in time of peace
in the militia. "Esquire" is conferred
upon everybody without distinction of
race or color. The title of "Captain"
and " Lieutenant" arc not generally ac
knowledged. The "Esquire" nuisance
is generally confined to correspondence
and newspaper articles.
In spite of the editorial, however, look
ing over the lOcal columns of the same
issue of the Eagle, we find the " Esquire
nuisance" conferred upon one merchant
tailOr, who is Treasurer of a Belief so
ciety, a tobacconist who is engaged in the
commendable work of building a house,
and span a school master who is going to
deliver a free lecture during the present
THE SPEAKERS AND ( LEEKS.
The two houses at Harrisburg, not
withstanding their afflictions, hafe been
peculiarly fortunate in their selection of
men as their officers. Dr. Worthington.
Speaker of the Senate, commands the
respoct and confidence of all, and the
chair is filled with more than ordinary
ability. G. W. Ilamersly, the veteran clerk,
is too well and favorably known to need
endorsement from any quarter. Col.
Clark, the Speaker of the House, will
make a courteous, able and popular Spea
ker. lie is supported by General Sel
fridge, who, notwithstanding a well
planned and powerful secret 011)11 made
by certain Legislative bummers, was tri
umphantly re-nominated and elected.
Among the other officers we find the
names of some well deserving awl com
petent men, who will not filll to discharge
their duties faithfully.
THE PHILADELPHIA MOHNINO POST
came to us on New Year's day enlarged
and typographically improved. It is one
of the best papers in the State--independ
ent of all cliques. We hail the evidence
of its prosperity with great satisfaction.
With its enlargement the price oldie paper
has been raised from one to two cents
per copy, and it is well worth the money.
THE /knee). WuUeal. published by M.
S. Quay, ex-member of the Legislature.
at Beaver, Pa., is a capital paper. Its
contents are original and interesting.
THE Miner'S Jouratti, of Pottsville,
Pa., comes to us enlarged to maniotb
size. It is one of the largest papers in
the State. ns it has always been one of the
REPUBLICAN VICTORY IN COLUMBIA.
Columbia has tired the first political
gun of 1869. The borough election was
held on Monday last, and notwithstand
ing the most perfect organization and des
perate efforts of the democrats, the Re
publicans elected their entire ticket 11
75 majority, Well done !
Igitr A mong the Republican papers square
ly on the side of legislative reform—open
and outspoken- -is the ( 'olnmhio Spy,
which filet we have herctofbre neglected
to notice, simply because in this commu
nity everybody knows where 1* find our
neighbor, all the time, on question , of this
BEnks Couvri.— The Reading Li
brary Company have made arrangements
for a free lecture every Thursday evening
during the season A number of
members of One of the Reading: fire
companies entered into a mutual agree
ment on New Year's day. not to
drink any intoxicating drink durinf_•
the year ISM) Messrs I I ishong
& bros. bankers, on New Year's
day made each person emplo . ved I them
a present of one month's salary
The Ringgold Band of Reading . arc behr•
clothed in beautiful new unifArms, made
by Messrs. Buell & Penn street.
Mr. Daniel Miller, of Lebanon,
is about to take charge Of the llipublika
ner ron MAN 't4.tuanel Ridittger,
whilst under the influence of intoxicating
drink, was lying on the E. Ponn'a R. R.
track at Mertztown when a train passed
over him, causing death in a few hours.
1 drunken Irishman on Christ
mas day took a defiant stand on the rail
road, shaking his fist at the locomotive.
The latter, however, came up on time,
and Pat, at the end of the first round,
caved in, with a bruised head and several
broken ribs A wild turkey meas
uring over five feet across the wings, was
shot recently in Robison township.
(71i ESTE ft COVNTY.----The dwelling
of John S. Garnett, of West Goshen.
was entered on Saturday night, and after
searching the drawers in one of the rooms
the burglars entered the chamber where
Mr. and Mrs. G. were asleep, and took
about $BO.OO from under Mr. G's
Mr. Maris, a teacher in an :Leadenly
in West Chester, is a candidate tbr the
County Superintendency of (salmon
schools Two hogs belonging to Emor
B. Green, of West Goshen. were slaugh
tered on Wednesiay of last week, weigh
ing, the one, ftl4o and the other OSO pounds.
- The Cnited American I .llechanics of
Springville am preparing for a grand sup-
Fr in their hall on the evening of the 12th
MoSttiomnit touNTY.--While Hen
ry Ashenfelter wai engaged digging; n
at Limerick square, one day last
week, an iron drill which was lying near
tae top or the well, fell down a distance
or twenty-five feet, striking Mr A. And
inflicting a frightful wound. He was
taken out, and promptly rttred for, but
died on the billowing day On Satur
day, the 2tith ult., Mr. t. E. Kite, ticket
agent at Norristown, lust the end of one
of laity fingers by closing t h e door of a fire
proof safe upon it.
froni the Minfr's Journal :i-By order ot'
I). B. Holmes, 1). •A. I). C., a delegate
convention of the Grand army* the Re
public was held on Saturday last at
Schuylkill Ilaven The 'Members of a
Pottsville flintily, on turning up their
plates at breaktast, on Christmas morn
ing, found under each plate a one hundred
dolls bill. Of coarse their was a Old
tanedus exclamation, " oh, C. !" ' A
little child was attacked and severely bit
ten, at Pottsville, a few days ago, by two
YORK COUKTY.---Mr. Wm. Bower.
had four fingers and a thumb cut off by if
circular saw, a lbw dints ago, at Farqu
har's works The * Vigilant fire eqm
pany had a parade and dinner on . Mew
Year's day The restaurant of Adant
Spangler, in West Markot street, was bro
ken into sad robbed on the 24th ult
The stable of Reuben Allison, In York.
was burned a few nights ago; supposed to
be the work of en imindiary itev. Dr.
De Witt, Tahaadke has been lectaria i on
" Grumbler & Co., with great eatisf Cll4
in the "ancient borough." Lauer