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9 . 44
HAGER ft BROTHERS have just received an
elegant assortment of
FANCY FURS FOR LADIES AND MISSES
Zugenl Skaas, Circulars,
Lin Muhland Ikons,
wan,' Down and
Squirrel Ties, Re
In great variety at
HAGES, Z BUOTELKIIS
Open and Filled Centre Brooke,
Ristort Long Show's,
raney Woekm Long Shawls,
Children , ' Shawls.
LONG AND SQUARE SHAWLS,
At Lowest Prices.
F ALL AND WINTER
FOR MEN AND BOYS.
HAGER & BROTHERS offer for sale the largest
stock, at lowest tpriees, all of their own manu
Fine Fine Dress Suits,
From the FINEST ESQUIMAIU X BEAVER to
good ordinary grade.
Black and Colors all grades.
FRENCH COATINGS—BIack t Brown, Dahlia.
SILK MIXED COATlNGS—foreign and Do
BOYS' WEAR—In great varlet , .
LANCASTER COUNTY SATTINETS—In all
colors, and warranted strong.
Just received and for sale, at lowest prices,
at HAMM: & BROTHERS.
BEAU MONDE HALL!
543 PENN SQUARE, 543
A LA/1011 LOT OW
VESTINGS, &c., &c.,
LEVI G. COLEMAN, Cutter.
BUM & BRO.,
GEORGE B. COLEMAN,
Having leased Erhart's old and well-known
NO. 42 NORTH QUEEN-ST.,
Offers to the public an entire now and superior
stook of GOODS of every dription, which
wilt be made up in the very b# w t and most fash
GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Of every description, for sale cheaper than they
can be had anywhere elsein the city. [nov 904 f
Hats, Caps, Furs, dc.
SHULTK & BROTHER,
No. 20 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
Latest style Fall and Winter HATS and CAI'S
in all qualities and coolers.
LADIES? FANCY FURS,
We are now capering the largest and most
complete assortment of Ladles' and Children's
FANCY FURS ever offered in this market, at
very low prides.
ROBES? ROBES!! ROBESM
Buffalo Babes, lined and unlined; Hudson Bay,
Wolf, Prairie Wolf, Fox, Coon, Le.
BLANKETS AND LAP RUGS
Of all qualities. to whit* wa weuld particularly
invfte ataantion of an persona in want of
articling in that line.
cLovEs, GAUNTLETS and MITTS.
KID, de., de.
Ladles , Fine Fur Trimmed Gloves, (Muntlets,
MAtts end Roods.
PULSE WARMERS and EAR MITTS.
WOOLESALR. AND RETAIL.
Come hither, ybaby,
i airy dirrihsg,
My lily, my onderfa roes
The white bosomed ?)owns in the garden
Begin their soh peals Is clams;
The bees have gone hose Bain the diver,
The swallows are ember the weep,
And down in the orebisiri tfai robin
Broods over her nest is the bowie.
Come, baby, my beauty, my darling !
Your eyes are heavy with sleep ;
Your little red month has grown silent,
And scarcely its laughter can keep ;
Lay off the white robe frofet your shedders,
Unclasp the small shoes from your feet--
Oh, daintiest blossoms of Eden,
I kiss you, my lily, my sweet !
Do you feel the cool wind coming softly,
And see the young moon in the sky ?
The clouds sailing„ over the sunset,
The bats flitting silesktly by?
Do you hear how the cattle are lowing
Along the green lane by the hill?
And the brook running over the pebbles,
With music that never I. still?
Now hush while I sing to you, baby,
A song of the angels above,
That come on invisible pinions
To watch o'er the children they love.
1343 all through your beautiful dreaming,
The voice of your mother shall creep,
Lest, heating the harpings celestial,
Your soul should fly homeward in sleep !
Water Mink, ke
"You must come home with me, Min
No, no! What claim have I upon
you Laura,i that shoukl make me go to
you now? No, I will do something for
myself—teach, or write, or sew—some
thing! There is some niche vacant wait
ing for me."
" The niche my sister's death left vacant
years ago. Minnie, dolling, we have been
sisters in love ever since our school days ;
let us be sisters still. lam wealthy, you
are left poor by this day's sad work ; now
let me plead for your presence, your love!
Lone home with me! You may sew,
teach, write, anything you will—but let
my home be yours. You are too young to
live alone; come, brighten my father'slife
And after much pleading the young
petitioner won Minnie to her will.
The pretty, childlike girl, who that day
had buried her father, having been moth
erless from infancy, was indeed too young,
too innocent and lovely to live alone m
this cold, censorious world. She had been
the petted darling of her father, who had
been so lavish of his income, to supply
every desire or whim of his child, that his
death left her penniless. Laura Goodwin,
her chosen friend at school, had come from
her own pleasant home to comfort Minnie
in her sorrow, and brought her father's
cordial invitation to the orphan to make
his house her future abode. Widowed
himself, with one child, he could readily
second Laura's generous desires.
He was waiting at the station for the
travelers when they reached the town
where he lived; and, in the dim twilight,
Minnie could see his tall erect figure and
dignified carriage, but his face was not
distinct in the gathering darkness. But
when in his own parlor he drew her into
his arms and said gently, "You must let me
fill your father's place, my child," Minnie
saw that the face bending over hers was
kind and good, noble and true, and she
shared Laura's good night kiss with a
sigh of relief, feeling that her new home
was second only to her own.
The few days immediately following her
arrival she submitted to Laura and rested
from grief and anxiety, pleased to let her
weak frame and sore heart repose in the
love and tenderness of her friend's stronger
nature. They were very unlike, these
girls whose love bound them do closely
together, and their very dissimilarity
creased their affection:-
Laura, tall, stately and resolute, with
her noble, firm nature, was like the Boman
matrons in her dignified beauty, her gen
erous impulses and clear judgment; while
Minnie, petite, pretty and caressing, timid
and gentle, clung to and leant upon this
noble nature as the ivy winds round the
Mr. Goodwin, who almost idolized his
child. and had given Minnie a place in his
heart for 'Aerate sake, soon learnt to love
the winning little beauty for her own.
Not many days elapsed, however, before
Minnie insisted upon maintaining bur in
dependence ; and Laura procured - fog her,
from her own friends, dainty. embroidery
well suited for such Atilt fingers, and for
which she was well paid. Whether the
sums piped or lost anything by passing
through Laura's fingers, Minnie never in
And soon after Minnte'sedvent into the
family there came another change. Lure,
the stately beauty, found that her heart
had wandered from the home boundary to
rest upon another love offered and accept
ed. Tier lover was a gentleman iti every
way calculated to I.6lllinku . 4er hoppy—a
true, gooff Matt: and Mr. Goodwin gnvea
willing consent to her merrier.
The long evenings foliowmg the an
nouncement of this engagement were very
pleasant ones for Minnie. Iler own mourn
lug kept her from gay assemblies, and Mr.
Goodwin was very well pleased to let a
younger escort take his place beside
Laura. He was getting old, he said,
though but little past fifty, felt the cold
severely; and was apt to come home len-.
guid after the business of the day was
Minnie soon learnt that it was pleasant
00136 TO NUM
BY EMILY MACKINTOSH
earelbr Mae a** *UN Aare borne Me Mills, am!
a.4lldayagoir Ala orpAaa, to fib eat whisk may
° opt afterath a just caul a lartisw paw
ats", 4iPaskais mid *pia all
protector ibr him to hear her
and talk; and, as these long
Isr them mars cloudy. *eth
er, she found her eltisUpleasure was to
listen to the words of advise, Wit f lar wis
dom that he gavel. Mhe wet tohim a
sweet, loving. W i ld, to be guidO, taught
And petted; he, to her, becamC a hero, a
man to revere , hot* sad twat.
It wanted bat a math el abinaslewed•
ding day when, am aheasoaasaathegirls
were sitting in the parlor w4lidag the
summons to dinner, a heavy NI Overhead
Mr. Goodwin's library, which was di
rectly above them, was evidently the room
from whence the noise cum, and, alter a
moment of silent consternation, the two
ran swiftly up stairs. The friend and
dither it upon the door, where he had
fallen after leaving his chair, struck down
with paralysis, insensible.
It was many days bakre speech was
restored, more before motion came to any
limb; but in the long MINIM Minnie threw
off all timidity, and Laura herself was not
a more tender or careful nurse. The ap
pointed wedding day was over, when one
morning Laura beckoned Minnie from the
invalid's room and took her into her own
chamber.' Her thee was pale but resolute,
her eyes hill of suppressed pain as she
naici,-" Minnie, will you do a painful task
" You know that I will do anything for
" Then you will see Herbert for me and
tell him this:—Dr. Holmes said to-day
that my father will never regain the use
of his lower limbs. His mind Is now clear
and he can use his arms and hands; but
from the lower limbs the power to move
is gone for life. He will be crippled, al
most helpless, and I, his child, can never
"Does he know about all this?"
" Who? papa do you mean? Yes, Dr.
Holmes told. him.
" But of your decision?"
"Notyet. I will tell him fhile you—
you tell Herbert. Tell him not to try to
see me, for I cannot bear it! Herbert!"
It was a wailing cry of parting, but
Minnie's lips smiled as . she drew her
friend's head to her bosom to caress her
and soothe the unspoken agony.
After a .long silence she said, "Conte
with me to your father and tell him now ;"
and Laura complied.
Mr. Goodwin heard the resolve silently,
though his bowed head and grieved face
shoved how deeply he felt the necessity of
sued sacrifice; but as Laura bent caress
ingly over him, Minnie's voice, low, sweet
and clear, broke the sad silence.
"I will not tell Herbert, Laura, nor
must . you break your engagement. You
will not hesitate to leave your father in my
care; niy hands will minister to him as
tenderly as yours; my feet shall fill the
plat* of his; my—)•
"Stop! this must not be," said Mr.
Goodwin. " I cannot consent to bind
your youth to my infirmity, your activity
to my_ helplessness."
" You would keep Laura?"
" She is my child; her own love keeps
"ller love!" The child's pleading face
was gone and she stood erect before them,
a woman speaking her heart. " Her love
calls her to Herbert as truly as mine
011, spare me! she cried, covering her hot
blushes with her hands "do npt force me
to tear away from my heart its veil! Do
you not know," and she crept close to the
bedside to whisper, " that as Laura loves
Herbert I love you! Do not turn me away;
let me be your wife—happier, far happier
in ministering to you than I could be in
It was a strange wooing where all the
pleading came from the woman's lips, the
reluctant admission of love returned from
the man's; but the tall, stately bride, who
gave her hand to her young lover was not
happier than the young . bright maiden
who bound her life to the crippled invalid's.
A REMORSTRANCE FROM VIRGINIA.
The President of the United States
Senate presented on Friday a remon
strance from Chas. King, D. D., a resi
dent of Staunton, Va., against the re
moving of the disabilities of rebel officers.
He says :
• "The rumor of it creates a panic among
Union men. If you relieve these rebel Judges
we are politically ruined. For God's sake,
interpose and prevent this. It is false to say
that we have not Union men to till the princi
pal offices, and if not, let them remain va
cant until they can be filled with good men
from the loyal States. Save us from the ten
der 'nerd.i of wicked, persecuting rebels.
The restrictive measures in the reconstruction
acts and the fourteenth amendment, and in
our proposal eonatitrition, are our only hope.
If you wdi hold the rebels in check until we
can adopt then.* constitution, then, perhaps,
as they Wag firth fruits meatier repentance,
they may 014=1ly and individually be re
red froWthe cures of a broken and violated
its tbr the pitman we are unwilling to
0 swap for them."
VOL EDWARD RePRERSON.
The I blicailhg from a Washington cot.-
respoltdemt of the Independent, pays a
high compliment to Mr. McPherson,
and will be read with pleasure by his
numerous Mends in this locality:
"The organisation of the next House will
soon occupy the politicians. Having ex-
Welted myself heretofore upon the queetion
of speatership, I will net mention it again.
These can be no doubt, I thi..k, of the re-elec-
Polior McPherson, the present Clerk. He is
by litr the best Clerk the House has had in
dam years--a pure, efficient, courteous, and
ever•to-be-trusted man. It is of the utmost
!gap:waft* that a thorough Radical ohould
have the place, salmon the organization of a
net" House the Clerk is the presiding *facer.
McPherson has been repeatedly tried and
never found wanting."
THE Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York,
pays an annual rental of $96,540.
GIIANT has been spending a pleas
ant time in Baltimore.
MORE than $2,936,900 worth of one
cent revenue stamps were sold last year.
M?PossotsoN is -writing the life of Thad.
rnua inmates is the extent of thepop
ulation of the Westmoreland county jail.
THRICII hundred and sixty paupers are
now in the Chester county almshouse.
HEAVY losses from flood and storm re
ported from different sections of the coun
IN Chicago during 1868, $278,421
worth of property was stolen, $190,332 of
which was recovered.
BARNUM'S hotel, in Baltimore, took
lireone day last week, and was damaged to
the extent of abont $2,000.
A LETTER from General Sheridan to
General Sherman announces the substan
tial close of the Indian war.
THE Editorial Convention of Pennsyl
vania, will meet in Harrisburg, on the .2(1
THE Beaver .7?m/icat hoists the name of
Gov. Geary, as its choice for re-nomination
WESTON, the pedestrian, is again on "the
travel;"—the journey this time being WOO
IN Charleston, S. C., all the hogs found
running at large are killed and distributed
among the poor.
Mn. HAYAIIO, of Yana, Illinois, is said
to be the largest landholder in the United
States, and he owns one slice of 60,000
acres in Nebraska.
THE Cops talk of taking up Cowan—
the renegade—for Supreme Judge. We
hope they will—he just suits the party
and the people want a lick at him.
THE Ohio Legislature, at the present
session, it is said, will probably pass a
law submitting woman suffrage to a pop
BETS are already being made about the
length of General Grant's inaugural mes
sage. It is said that it will be the short
est ever delivered.
SECRETARY SEWARD gave a dinner
party to General Grant on Saturday, and
a reception after dinner, at which General
Grant was present, but very few called.
TUE gallant Gen. Kilpatrick, ou the
evening of the tilst inst., delivered his lec
ture on " Shennan's march through Geor
gia , 19 to a large audience at the Academy
of Music, Philadelphia.
A PAIR of salmon, weighing 111 and 15
pounds, were recently speared in the Sus
quehanna river, below the Shamokin dam.
The lucky fisherman sold them for twenty
five cents a Pound in Sunbury.
Tim lower house of the legislature of
Dakota haspassed a bill conferring upon
women the elective franchise and making
them eligible to otlice. The senate is ex
pected to ratify this action.
HON. ALEXANDER RAMSEY, hasbeen
re-elected U. S. Senator from Minnesota.
lie is a Pennsylvanian, and a Radical iu
whom there is no guile. Lebanon county
has the honor of producing him.
Gov. 13itowNLow, of Tennessee, has
issued a proclamation calling on the peo
ple of the State to enrol themselves in the
militia for the purpose of protecting them
selves from the Kukiux.
A LARGE vein of iron ore has been
found in Maiden Creek township, Berks
county. It is found within a few feet of
the surface, and covers an area of over
Ix 1868 seven hundred and seventy
seven boys, six hundred and twenty-three
girls, four hundred and twenty-three men,
and four hundred and twelve women, died
in New Ark, N.
THE last witticism credited to Grant is
as follows: " I have been reading the
papersto get help in making my Cabinet;
but, as no two of them seem to agree, I
think I might try my own hand at it."
nue York papers say that the prices of
horses and cattle at the country sales re
cently held, ranged considerably lower
than last year. Produce of all kinds sells
at much loiver prices.
Ix a French town a man was lately
triod for manslaughter, having smothered
his wife by hugging her too rapturously.
The event gives an opposition paper a
chance to liken it to the love certain gov
ernments show for liberty.
THERE is a general desire among mem
bers of Congress to take action at once
upon the amendment to the Constitution
regulating suffrage. A Washington de
spatch says there can be no question as to
its passage by both Houses of Congress.
GEN. GRANT is shortly to be presented
by the Republicans of the Tenth Ward,
Philadelphia, with.a magnificent specimen
of the American eagle. It was captured
near Reading, and is a kingly bii 1 , meas
uring nearly seven feet from tip to tip of
A conno.seomnEsT writes to a city
paper that Colonel A. K. McClure and a
few of his friends had an interview with
General Grant a few days ago, in which
the subject of Pennsylvania politics was
freely discussed. The General gave them
to understand that no proscription of Re
publicans upon thepartof Senators would
be tolerated by him, and the wishes of.the
workingmen of the Republican party
would be looked to in the selection of any
Cabinet officer that may be taken from
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ItIAL 'SWATS nolvertionaenta, lin mitts
line tar the not inaZ i r mo n and Pita amass Imo
nor aeon additional on.
Fox, the Copperhead Mayor of Phillip
deiphia, could not find one of his party fit
for Chief of Police, and has appointed
Gen. Mulholland, a Republican, to the
Tun Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
having previously purchased the West
Branch Canal, has recently bought the
line up to the North Branch, and, we nu
de r stand, purpose deepening it, and other
wise increasing its capacity for . business.
IN these days of progress it is. ridicu
lous that railroad companies, which should
be most progressive, still cling to the stove
fires in their cars. The danger of this
system of warming has been fully demon
strated time and again.
GENERAL SHERMAN reports that the
back-bone of the " Indian rebellion” has
been broken.—The final blow having been
given on Christmas Day in the destruc
tion of a Camanche village.
Tux Harrisburg State Guard says that
a number of noted thieves, burglars, and
pick-pockets, have arrived in that city,
and warns the citizens to be on the look
out. Is that a reflection on the Legisla
ATTORNEY GENERAL BREWSTER is a
faithful public officer. The expenses of
his office last year amounted to only $5,-
939—less than two per cent. of the col
lections made and paid into the State
A FARMER in Michigan, finding that
his sheep were disappearing mysteriously
recently, placed a wolf trap in the field,
A few days afterwards he found it sprung.
and now one of his neighbors is laying
with a sprained ankle.
A GENTLEMAN of Washington has late
ly purchased 55,000 acres of land in Taze
well, Buchanan and Prince William coun
ties. A number of Northern capitalists
are examining lands in Virginia, with a
view of purchasing. Good land is sell
ing at $.4.50 per acre in Virginia.
THE decline in the price of stove coal.
in New York, within two months, has been
$2.45 per ton, in consequence of which
collieries which were standing idle at the
close of the year to settle up, are in no
Murry to start, hoping thus to bring down
the stock and run up the price.
TILE people of Waterbury, Coun., drank
41,661 gallons of wines and distilled li
quors, and 127,148g,a110ns of malt liquor
during 1868, not including such fluids
brought by express or manufactured in
town. This cost the consumers $366,684,
while the flour used for the same period
was worth only $240,000.
llox. GALukula A. Gnow, chairman.
has called the Republican State Central
Committee to meet at Harrisburg on
Thursday, the 4th day of February next,
at two o'clock, for the purpose of fixing
the time and place for holding the next
State Convention; and for the transaction
of any other appropriate business.
A cot;NTnYmAx wishes to know whether
ladies wear horse-tails at the back of their
necks. Ire don't understand that they
crimp their nape locks, and let them de
scend in the style of the Angora goat or
the Peruvian taunt, overtheir shoulders—
the pet lambs ! 1
TnuitE is reasonable ground for hoping
that our State Legislature may this session
abolish spring elections and authorize all
officers heretofore voted for at that time
to be selected at the fill elections. A due
regard for public convenience, as well as
economy, calls for the proposed change.
GEN. GRANT has a quiet and efficient
way of dealing with difficulties, small as
well as great. Certain parties were very
anxious to have an inauguration ball
given in the Capitol, to which certain
other parties were opposed. Gen. Grant.
hearing of this, wrote a note, requesting
that no ball be given at all, and the great
question is thus settled satisfactorily.
MAYOR FO x, the ne w Copperhead E xecu
tive of Philadelphia, has a good time mak
ing policemen. The scalawags, burglars,
thieves, and such cattle, who make up the
voters of his party, are applicants. He
tries to ve t good men, but can't find them.
MondayOn e '
of last week he appointed a
man in the 17th District, in place of a
good officer, and on Saturday lie was
brought bef ore him in the shape of a high
rtntic interest is rapidly centering on
the postal telegrap h reform. That the
movement for c heaptelegraphing will very
soon assume practical shape, we may now
take for granted. It is one of those things
which only needs agitation to insare then
triumph. The people are moving against
a class privilege, a monopoly, and the re
sult can not be doubtfbl.
A T,EnninLE murder was perpetrated
at Fifteenth and Chestnut streets, Phila
delphia, late on Wednesday 'week. Two
men named Joseph Donahue and James
Dempsey got into a quarrel, When the fbr
mer seized the latter and a desperate
struggle ensued. Donahue finally drew a
pocket knife and cut Dempsey's throat
from ear to ear, causing. death, in a few
minutes. The homicide was promptly
arrested and confessed his crime, but in
sisted that the act was done under prey.-
cation and in self-defence.
JUDCIE LA wintscit, of Ohio, c laim:mu t
of the special committee to investigate the
alleged frauds practiced at the late Presi
dential and Gubernatorial election in New
York,has nearly finished taking testimony,
and as soon as the evidence is put in print
Mr. Lawrence will begin the preparation
of a report. Mr. Dickey, of the commit
tee, was detailed to visit the cities along
the Hudson as far as Troy, and prosecute
investigations at all points where fraud
was charged. The testimony secured is
of the most damning character, and will
show up Copperheadism in alt its beauty,