Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, March 05, 1869, Image 1

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No. 13, South queen Street, Lancaster.
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Of every description, neatly and promptly exe
cuted, at short notipe, anti on the most
reasonable terms.
Trains leave tile Central Depot as follows:
Cincin. Ex ... .12:17 a. m. Erie Mail— 1:50 a. m
Pliila.Empress 5:12 " Exp... 2:40 "
Fast Line 7:02 " Mail 11:15 "
Lane. Train.. 0:05 " Fast Line..... 2:35 p. in
Day Express. 1:45 p.m. Columbia Ac. 2:15 "
ilarrtsb , g Ac..5:51 " Ilarrisb'g Ac. 5:51 "
Lane. Train.. 7:211 "
Cincin. Ex....10:43 "
Lancaster 8:00 a. in
..... 1:15 p. m.
Columbia .....8:00 a. in.
:1•20 p.m.
Reading ..... 7:00 a. m.
6:15 p. m.
7:00 a. in.
6:15 p. m.
Trains leaving Lanet
above, make close connection at heading with
Trains North and South; on Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad. and West on Lebanon Valley
Road. Tram leaving Lancaster and Columbia
at 8 A. AL connects closely at Reading with
Train for New York.
Tickets can be obtained at the Offices of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
street ,NewYork;and Philadelphiaand Reading
Railroad, 13th and Callowhill streets, Phila.
Through tickets to New York and Philadel
phia sold at all the Principal Stations,and Bag-
Knipe Checked Through.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which is 10 minutes faster than
Pennsylvania Railroad Time.
GEO. F. GAGE, Supt
E. E. KEEVER, Gen. Frt. and Ticket Agent.
nov 20-tf]
Great Trunk Line j rom the - North anti North
west for Philadelphsia, Ni w York, Read
ing,TPottsrillr, Tamaqua, Ashland, Slut
)nokin, !Alm o
» n , ..11le »tow », Easton, Eph
rata, Litiz, Lancaster, Columbia, Ar.
Trains leave Harrisburg for 7 , , ew York as fol
lows: Al 3.50, 5.5), s.lO C. in., 12.40 noon 2.05 and
10.50 p. m , connecting with similar trains on the
Pennsylvania Railroad and arriving at New
York at 11.00 a. in., 12.20 noon, 3.50, 7.0(100.05 p. m.,
and 6.15 a. m. respectively. Sleeping Cars ac
company the 3.50 a. in. and 10.50 p. in. trains
without change.
Leave Harrisburg for Beading, Pottsville,
Tisinaquu, Mismrsville, Ashland, Shamokin,
Pine Grove, Allentown and Philadelphia, at
8.10 a. in., 2.05 and 4.10 p. in., stopping at Leba
non and principal Way Stations; the 4.10 p. in.
train making connections for Philadelphia and
Columbia only. For Pottsville Schuylkill Ha
von and Auburn, via Schuylkill and finsque
harms Railroad, leave Harrisburg at 3.30 p. M.
Returning: Leave New York at 9.00 a. m.,12.00
noon, 5.10 and 8.00 p. m., Philadelphia at 8.15 a.
in. and 3.30 p. in ; sleeping cars accompany the
9.00 a. tn., 5.10 and 8.00 p. in. trains from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.30 a. in._, connecting with similar train on East
Penna. - Railroad, returning from Reading at
6.35 p. in.,
stopping at all stations; leave Potts
villa at 7.30, 845 a. in and 2.45 p. m .; Shamokin
at 5.26 a. m.; Ashland at 7.00 a. in., and 12.3014 lib;
Tamaqua at 8.30 a. in.; and 2.20 p. m., for Phila
Leave Pottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 7.10 a. in. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a. m. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Reading at 7:30 a. in., returning leaves Phila
delphia at 4:45 p. M.
Pottstown Accommodation Train: Leaves
Pottstown at 6.45 a. in.; returning u leaveks Phila
delphia at 4.00 p. us.
Columbia Railroad Trains leave Reading at
7.00 a. m. and 0.15 p. in. for Ephrata, Litiz, Lan
caster, Columbia, 6.. e.
Perkiomen Railroad Trains leave Perkiomen
Junction at 9.15 a in. and 5.30 p. in.; returning,
leave Skippack at 8.10 a. in. and 12.45 p. in., con
necting with similar trains on Reading Rail
On Sundays: Leave New York at 8.00 p.m.,
Philadelphia at 8.00 a. in. and 3.15 p. in., the
B.llto a. m. train running only to Heading; Potts
ville 8.4 X; a. m Harrisburg 5.50 a. m., 4.10 and
1p.59 jp. in., andßeading at 1.0, 3.00 and 7.15 a. in.
For Harrisburg, at 12.50, and 7.31 a. m. for New
Torlo and at 4.20 p.rn. for Philadelphia.
__censinutation, Mileage, Season, School and
.... J4 ,.A irsion Tickets, to and from all points, at
gate checked through; 100 pounds allowed
. . G. A. NICOLLS,
General Superintendent.
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'"" v oWi t il ERN CENTRAL RAIL-
s leave York for Wrightsville and Co
, at 8:20 and 11:40 a. m., unit 3:80 p. in.
a Wrightsville for York, at 8:0.: a. tu., and
6:60 p. m.
York for Baltimore, at 5:00 and 7:16 a.
m.; and 12 midnight' tstri Yo rk
for Harrisburg, at 1:39, 0/3 and 11:33
IL 111., altd2:811 and 10:11p. 110.
001110 NORTS.
tilt 1121 a. la., and 1:38 and 410 p. M.
Mid 6:26 a. in., and 12:30 and 10:43 p.lll.
Ati4 atrz
Photographs, (re.
.Father to Daughter,
Reading .....10:20 a. m
5:40 p. m
10:1:1 a. to
..... 5:40 p.
p.PAY due Teamsters, Artificers and Civil cm
aunty,. nloyees of the Government.
Lanea5ter.....9:1.5:25 m. a. m. PAY due for horses lost in the United States
Columbia .....9:2,5 a. m. service.
.....0:25 a. m. CIIARGES.--Fees fair and moderate, and in
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o case will charges be made until thece money
collected. id '25-lyv tt
utter and Columbia as
Mother to Son
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!e right, let us strive on to finish the work
we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to
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Claim, Ageney.
No. : 7 0i East King-et., Lancaster, Pa.
Being duly licensed as a Claim Agent, and
having a large experience, prompt attention
will be given to the following classes of claims:
BOUNTY and PAY due discharged Soldiers and
BOUNTY (additional) to Soldiers who enlisted
for not less than 2 or 3 years, or were lionora
bly discharged for wounds received.
BOUNTY (additional) to Widows, Children, or
Parents of Soldiers who died from wounds re
ceived or disease contracted in said service.
PENSIONS for invalid Soldiers and Sailors, or
to their widows or children.
PENSIONS for fathers and mothers, brothers or
sisters of deceased soldiers, upon whom they
were dependent.
PENSIONS and GRATUITIES for Soldiers or
their Widows from Pennsylvania, in the War
of 1812.
In surance.
A cc. 1 - 31I'LATED CAPITAL, $2,000,000,
After paying Loasen to the amount of 01,120,000
All the surplus Dividend amongst the Policy
Holders every year.
For further information apply to
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J. F. NEUEAUFF, General Agent for Penn's
(A'bove J. F. Long Son's Drug Store.)
This Compan y
_ offers more SOLID and REAL
inducements than any other Life insurance
Company in the country.
send or call and get a Circular.
Active solicitors, male or female, wanted to
every township in the State. Dan 1-am•
Sewing Machines.
E V E it Y it 01 Y!
As a Holiday Gift to a Salter, Wife or Friend,
they are unsurpassed.
The Farmer wants it for his Family.
The Drees mid Oleak Maher prefers It
The Seamstress wants it, because it% work is
sure to give satistaetion.
The Tailor has bat ago decided it to be the
best for hie badness.
The Carriage Trimmer cannot do without it;
and the Bhoe Fitter finds that, after all, the
HOWIE is the machine for him.
Selmer or later, everybody will have the
livery Machine is warranted.
Every one may be the possessor ofone of these
unrivalled mashines, as we endeavor to make
the terms of sale suit all our imitations.
We earnestly invite ark whether they purpose
purchasing or not, to call and get specimens of
the work executed by us on the HOWE MA
CHINE, and compere it with the work done by
other machines. We are wining to abide by the
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Book Binding.
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For Banks, Merebunt*, County oMoes, dc., made
to order.
BOOK BINDING, in all its branches, propipt
ly attended to. Moe 4-Inl
What song should hail the welcome hour
That sees the nation waiting stand,
To place the emblems of its power
Within the hero's faithful hand?
Resounding notes of martial tame,
Mix with the patriot's full acclaim,
Without surcease ;
While gentler strains the breezes bear
On vernal wings, and everywhere
Rises the sentiment and prayer,
"Let us have Peace !"
Enough that War's fell rage is spent,
And freedom still survives secure ;
Her statute loftier and unbent,
Her strength increased, her vesture pure
The fame his country well bestows
Upon the chief who crushed her foes
All climes increase ;
But nobler rings o'er land and main,
And nobler echoes back again,
The manly, Christian, sweet refrain,
There, from New England's busy mills ;
From where the Mississippi flows ;
From where the bursting cotton tills
The golden airs with mimic snows ;
From where the gleaming nuggets shine
Close neighbors of the fruitful vine—
They will not cease ;
The countless voices raised to greet
The soldier in the ruler's seat,
The chorus ever to repeat,
" Let us have Peace !"
Lippincott's Magazine
Church Torrington was perhaps the
greatest coward in the city of New York.
Don't misunderstand us, gentle reader—
physically speaking, our young hero was
brave as Bayard, dauntless as Cuair de
Lion. But it was where the fair sex were
concerned that Mr. Torrington became a
poltroon. A gentle glance from a pair of
blue eyes was enough to throw him into a
cold perspiration at any time.
As one by one of the companions of his
boyhood and early youth vanished out of
tile path of batchelorhood and entered into
the Promised Land of matrimony, Church
Torrington viewed them with a not un
envious mind.
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"Ilow the mischief did they ever mus
ter up courage to do it?" was his inter
nal reflection.
And Harry Leslie, a wag of flirty, who
always had a knack of finding out every
body else's weak points, said:
All of that set married except Church
Torrington—and he'll be a bachelor all
the days of his life, because he hasn't got
courage to ask any girl to have him. I
don't know though, either," he added re
flectively. " Waft until Leap Year comes
around again, there may be a chance for
him then!" •
Nevertheless, in the thee of all these
obstacles, Church Torrington was in love.
Miss Violet Purple was as pretty . and
blooming a little lassie as ever tripped '
down the sunny side of Broadway, under
threadlace parasol, on a June afternoon.
She was very plump and rather small, ;
with blue gray eyes, eyebrows like twin
arches of jet, shining; chestnut hair, and
a skin like white velvet, just finished with
the softest pink on either dimpled cheek.
And she. had a way of carrying her head
piquantly onfone side, and spoke with the •
slightest possible of lisps, and always wore
a rose in her hair, and was altogether pre
cisely the sort of a little girl a man's fancy
would be apt to conjure up, when he
thought of the gloom of his solitary home.
Violet Purple was born to be married—
you couldn't think of her as an old maid ;
any more than you could think of straw
berries without cream, or a satin slipper
without a dainty foot to fit it—and when- ;
ever she thought of the probability of that
catastrophe, a face like the moustached ;
physiognomy of Mr. Church Torrington
outlines itself through the misty vapors of
her day dream.
But Mr. Church was so dreadfully bash
ful—hie wouldn't propose—and poor little
Violet was nearly at her wits' end, what
to do in this dire perplexity. A girLof
any delicacy can't very won ask a man to
have her, and Violet had done everything
else! *lie had smiled sweetlyon him
gives him no end of rosebuds oat of her
WI bouquets, and had "Pkilopcened”
with hint, and sent him embroidered cigar
comes, and returned a gentle pressure when
he had ventured to aqueexe her hand at
parting, and what, we ask the reader,
could a girl do more?
And atilt in spite of all this, Mr. Tor
rington persisted in keeping his love to
himself. In vain Aunt tiarepta took her
work upstairs, and left the drawing-room
free to twilight and the lovers,—in vela
Violet put on her prettiest dresses and
curled her hair with a special eye to
Church Torrington's taste. And old Mr.
Purple—whose name wean 't a bad descrip
tion of the general hue of his face, began
to wonder "what the deuce young Tor
rington meant by coming here so much
and keeping better men away?" and hint
ed very broadly at the propriety of Violet's
being more gracious to a certain banker,
a friend of his, who was supposed to be
specially attracted by the blue gray eyes
and the jet-arched brows.
And little Violet took to crying of
nights on her lace-edged pillows, and de
dining a second plate of lobster-salad at
(limier; and Aunt tiarepta, a tall, square,
maiden lady, who had only recently come
up from the country to take charge of her
brother's household, scarce knew what to
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MARCH 4, 1869.
" Let us have Peace 1"
care for him who shall have borne Me battle, and
for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations."-4. Z.
" Violet," quoth the aunty, "what (Jots
ail you?"
"I don't know, aunt!'
"How long has Mr. Torrington been
visiting here?"
• •"I don't know; about three years."
"Does he care for you, Violet?:
"I don't know, aunt,"-- (blushes red
and rosy.)
" Do you care for
I don't know, aunt.'
"Love's proper hue.''
"Then why on earth don't he propose
and have done with it?"
" I don't know, aunt." This time in a
sort of despairing accent.
Miss Sarepta Purple set herself to un
tangle this Gordian knot of circumstances
as she would have charged at a " snarl”
in her skeins of mixed yaigt; and when
Miss Sarepta set herself about a thing, she
was generally in the habit of accomplish-
ing if.
" I'll go and see him myself," was the
result of a long day of meditation on Miss
Sarepta's part; "and I won't let Violet
know about it neither."
Mr. Church Torrington sat in his leath
er-covered easy chair looking out a diffi
cult case in "l'stoppels," when his clerk
announced " A lady;" and on turning ab
ruptly round, he encountered the gaze of
Miss Sarepta Purple's spectacled orbs.
Ile colored scarlet as he dragged forth a
chair and stammered out some incoherent
sentence or other—for was she not 'Vio
let's aunt—the aunt of the fair damsel
whom he worshipped afar off and in
Thank'ee!' said Miss Purple, deposit
ing herself by the chair as one might set
down a heavy trunk, A-" I've come on bu
" Because," said Miss Sarepta, edging
her chair a little nearer that of the young
lawyer, " I think it's high time this busi
ness was settled!"
" What business?"
" What business?" echoed Miss Purple,
with a belligerent to of her head; "as
if the man didn't know well enough what
1 was talking about—why, getting marri
ed to be sure!"
Mr. Torrington grew a shade or two
paler. Was it possible that this ancient
maiden still contemplated the probability
of matrimony? Had she then selected
him for her victim? He looked at the
back window—it opened ou a blind alley
which led nowhere; he glanced at the door
—but Miss Purple's gaunt form effectual
ly debarred that means of egress. No—
there was nothing but to sit still and face
the worst that fate had in store for him.
"You see" went on Miss Sarepta, "I
ain't blind iii am getting onin years, and
I can see as well as anybody what you
mean by coming so often to our house.
But, still, I think you'd ought to ha' spoke
out likr, a man. Pm willing—and don't
s'pose my brother 'll object, as you seem
to be able to keep a wife!"
"You—you are very kind!" stuttered
Mr. Torrington.
"Is it to be yes or no—about the mar
riage, I mean?"
" I shall be most happy, I am sure!"
fluttered our miserable hero.
"Spoke like a man. It's what I knew
you meant all the time," cried Aunt
Sarepta, rising to her feet and actually
depositing an ocular demonstration meant
for a kiss on Church's forehead. "I knew
I should like you, my boy!"
Church startled. This was not exactly
etiquette, but the whole matter was really
so strange and unprecedented that he
hardly knew what to think.
"And when will you come around to
Brother Jacob's and tell the folks all
about it—for I suppose you'd like to tell
them yourself? This evening?"
"Y—yes, if you say so!"
" It's as good a time as any I s' pose.
Of course you won't mention that said
anything to you about it? I'd rather it
should seem unstudied."
"Naturally enough!" thought poor
Church. But he Tromised, with a sickly
smile; and parted from Miss Purple, al
moot shrinking from the vigorous grasp
of the hand which she unhesitatingly be
stowed upon him.
No sooner was Church Torrington alone
than the full horror of his position rushed
upon him. What had he done? To what
had he committed himself?
"It serves me right.," he muttered,
grinding his teeth, " when I could have
won the love of the sweetest little fairy
that the sun ever shone on. It was simply
idiotic of me to allow a middle-aged ter
magant to take possession of me as though
I were a cooking stove or a second-hand
clock! And she'll marry me, and I shall
.a captive for ILfb, simply because I was
too much of a noodle to save myselE Oh,
dear, dear! this is a terrible scrape for a
poor fellow to get into! But there is no
help for it now. If I were to back out,
she'd sue me for breach of promise; if I
were to cut for Australia, she would
follow me there, as sure as Fate! I'm a
gone individual—a lost community!"
And Church Torrington proceeded
straight to the brown-stone mansion where
dwelt the inexorable Serepta.
Lo and behold! as he rang the door
bell, Miss Purple herself opened the door,
and mysteriously beckoned him in.
"I saw you coming," she said, iu a
low, eager tone. " I've been on the look
out. Excuse me, my dear, but I really
feel as if I must kiss you once more.
We're going to be relations, you know!"
" Relations! I should think so!" groan
ed Church Torrington, taking the kiss as
a child would a quinine powder.
Miss Sarepta patted him on the shoul
"Then go in," she said, nodding mys
teriously towards the door beyond.
"Go in—where?" stammered our be
wildered hero.
" Why, to Violet, to be sure!"
"To Violet! Was it Violet that you
"To be sure it was! Whom did you
suppose I meant? 3k?"
This last suggestion, hazarded as the
wildest improbability by Miss Serepta,
called the guilty color up into Church's
1 cheek.
"Miss Purple, pardon me," he said,
• "but I've been a stupid blockhead; Don't
be.angry, as you said we're going to be
--( Rat her lacka
(More of
And lie took the spinster in his arms,
and bestowed upon her a kiss which made
its predecessor appear but the shadow and
Fliost of kisses—a kiss which sounded as
if Mr. Church Torrington wont it.
"Do behave yourself!" cried Miss Sa
"Yes, I'm going to," said Church, and
he walked straight into the drawing room,
where little Violet was dreaming over an
unread book of poems. She started as he
"Mr. Torrington, is it you!"
"Yes, it is 1," said Church, inspired
with new coup ge• " Violet, darling, I
love you—will you consent to be my wife?"
"Are you in earnest, Church?"
" In earnest? it's what I've been want
ing to say to you for the last six months,
but I have never dared to venture. Come,
you will not send me way without an
answer. Say yes, darling."
" Yes," Violet answered so fitintly,
that only true love's ear could have dis
cerned the fidtering monosyllable. And
Church Torrington ft:lt as if he were the
luckiest fellow in all the great metropolis
that night.
When aunt Sarepta came in, looking
very unconscious, to light the gas, Church
insisted upon another kiss, greatly to that
lady's discomposure.
,For you know very well, tome
he said, "ynal ,yet me ttle example."
And aunt Sarepta did not look ?Try an
gry with him.
So they were married with all due
flourish of trumpets, and Violet does not
know to this day how instrumental the
old maiden aunt was in securing her hap
tattler Abraham'' Chip.
ANDREW JOHNSON is going to Europe.
Poor Europe !
" OLD PLUTO" is the latest rebel nick
name for Senator Brownlow.
CUCUMBERS are now seen on the streets
of New York.
THE Governor has granted a respite to
Eaton, the murder of Heenan, who was
to have been hanged on Thursday.
A MAN in Ohio is father of five boys
named Fremont, Lincoln, Grant, Sher
man and Sheridan.
A BOTTOMLESS pit has just been found
in Tennessee. A good opening for An
drew Johnson.
JOUN ERRICSON, the builder of the
Monitor and that class of ships, died in
New York last week.
AFTER Grant's in-augur-ation we sup
pose he will fully understand what it is to
be bored.
Tim Mountour American says they
have a grubbing machine at Danville,
but says nothing about the grabbing ma
chines at Harrisburg.
TILE Park Savings Bank in Brooklyn
was robbed, Saturday, of a small tin box
containing $45,000 in city bonds and $4OO
in money. No arrests.
GENERAL SAMSON, a native of Wind
ham county, Ct., and for some years a
resident of Providence and Newport, died
recently at Rondout, N. Y.
GEORGE W. LEFEVER, Esq., of Chat
ham, Chester county, Pa., has been elected
President of the Doe Run and White Clay
Creek Railroad.
VANDERBILT made $10,000,000 in One
day, a short tune ago, by railroad stock.
It is the largest amount ever made in a
single day by one man.
Tun ground on which A. T. Stewart's
elegant store stands, does not belong to
him, nor can he purchase it. He only has
a long lease.
IN Albany, lazy Italians hire maimed
soldiers to work at organ grinding, pay
ing them $1.50 per day, and gather many
dollars each day, as profit on their specu
lation upon the sympathies of the public.
IT IN proposed in Philadelphia to bring
the remains of William Penn from Eng
land to Pennsylvania, and to erect a
splendid monument over them. They
were buried in a leaden coffin, and their
transportation will not be difficult.
his appearance in Richmond. He is but
seventeen years old, blind, and entirely
uneducated, yet, by some mental process,
he solves the most difficult problems in
figures with rapidity and precision.
AN Illinois paper " A curious
statistician has figured out that there is
now in circulation in this State just $3 to
each inhabitant. Somebody has got our
THE citizens of Bedford have voted for
postmaster of that place, which resulted
in the election of A. Sidney Russell,
brother of General A. L. Russell, he re
ceiving 171 votes out of 226.
Tux Crawford County Republican Com
mittee met in Meadville on Friday, when
E. L. Litchfield, of Conneautville, and E.
0. David, of Woodcock, were elected dele
gates to the State Convention, and in
structed to vote for Governor Geary.
Ten lines of Nonpareil constitute a square,
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2 weeks... 120 1 80 270 459 8 00 1
3 weeks'..,,, 150 220 330 a OO 10 00
1 month... 1 75 ; 200 3&f 700 12 00
I months..' 2 75. 400 600 10 00 20 00,
8 months. , 4 00; 00 9001500 30 00'
6 months... 700, 11 00' 16 50 23 00 40 00
1 year 112 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 b 0 00
ExOleutors' 'Notice
Administrators , Notion...
Assignees' Notice...
tors' Notice
SPECIAL NOTICES—Ten cents a line for the
first lima:lion, and Seven cents a line for each
subsequent insertion.
REAL ESTATE advertisements, Ten cents a
line for the first insertionand Five cents a line
for each additional insertion.
No. 16.
with neatness and despatch.
FIFTY-THREE juveniles, employed at
the Shenangolron Works, in New Castle,
as nad pickers, ':struck" on last Monday.
The grievance was a contemplated reduc
tion of wages in their department.
Cot.. Ews, has been appointed
Sheriff of Mifflin county. ri , e Wm. T.
AttcHwen, resigned, and 'Mitchell .Jones,
Deputy. These parties are two of Mc-
Ewen's bail, and the change was made to
save them from pecuniary loss.
THEY had General Grant's inaugura
tion hat on exhibition in New York.
Like a great many of those distinguished
individuals who are now trying to get
ahead of the new President, it will proba
bly have, in the Cabinet, a place "with a
TITE Indiana (Pa.) Mesgrager says :
"The man who doesn't take a paper was
ill Indiana last week. Ile set his watch
by Young's sign, wiped his nose on a
bolt of calico hanging out at Marshal's
store, stopped at the National Bank to
find out the price of coal, and paid twenty
live cents to a smart drug clerk for a
Jayne's almanac."
IN Exeter, N. 11., the other day, a lad
of eight years, named Fred. Tilton, was
at play with other children in a neighbor's
house, and finding a loaded revolver in
one of the chambers, accidentaily dis
charged one of the barrels, the ball strik
ing him in the forehead, and lodging in
the back part of the head, with fatal re
Gls. MENA RD, the colored Congress
man from Louisiana, argued his right to
a seat before the House oil Saturday.
This was the first time a colored man
ever addressed Congress as an equal, and
Mr. Menard did himself credit. His com
petitor, a white man, spoke by proxy.
THE Pottsville 31iout is
i ) LlVl;*. .r
duller.-:a say's sth i e t
coal trade ..e
nas ever known it, at this season of the
year. At New York, the coal delivering
lines have reduced the retail price to $6,00
per ton, the lowest rate that prevailed last
year. Much Schuylkill coal in the hands
of dealers in that city, has cost them up
wards of $8 a ton, and the consequence is
that they have a hard time of it. Several
failures have already occurred.
THE Republicans of Blair county by a
direct vote, have declared by one hundred
and eight majority in favor of the Craw
ford county system of making nomina
tions. There was a light vote polled, the
city of Altoona, and the townships of
Tyrone, Blair, .Juniata and Taylor having
refused to vote on the question.
C. D. ROBINSON, of the firm of Wood
kt., Robinson, brokers, No. 30 Broad street,
New York, is reported by his partner to
have absconded with $ . 20,0(10 in 5-'2O bonds
of 1867, three certified checks of $lO,OOO
each, and six hundred shares of various
kinds of stock, pined at $46,000. Mr.
Wood offers a reward of $5,000 for his
arrest and the recovery of the securities.
THE new Court House at Lock Haven,
Clinton county, was dedicated a few days
ago. One of the incidents was the march
ing into the court room, two by two, of
one hundred and fifty ladies, who pre
sented a remonstrance, signed by fifteen
hundred women of Clinton county, against
granting any licenses for the sale of intoxi
cating drit4k..s.
THE extensive barn of William L. Craig
head, esq., near Mt. Holly Springs, six
Miles south of Carlisle, ivas destroyed by
tire on Tuesday, together NVith two thou
sand bushels of corn, live hundred bushels
of wheat, and twenty-five tons of hay, be
sides many farming utensils, etc. Twenty
five head of cattle perished in the flames.
Insured. •
TRENTON N. J.. has some remarkable
families. In one , school district are air.
brothers named Hopkins, the youngest of
whom is fifty-seven. Three of these are
masons by trade, and all married sisters.
In the adjoining district are five brothers
named Higgins, and the wives of tour of
them are sisters to each other.
A TRAIN of ears on the Pennsylvania
railroad on Saturday morning, ran over
Andrew Collins, at liaverford Atittion, and
crushed him to death. He lived at No.
2024 Rittenhouse street, and was fitly
years old. The unfortunate ►nan saw the
train approaching, and had ample time to
get otf the track, but in attempting to de
so his foot slipped, and he fell. Befals
he could rise the train was upon him. lie
was shockingly mutilated, and death was
THE Keystone Telegraph Company
subsequently merged into the Pacific ani
Atlantic Company, when ePeCting 41441
wires along the Pennsylvania Railroad be
tween Philadelphia and Pittsburg, over
year since, finding it inconvenient to tom
pieta their tines in the usual planner,:
placed them on over six hundred of the
Western "Union Company's poles, walk
out their previous knowledge or consent.
These wires were removed front some of
the poles on Monday last, and an injunc
tion, has been. applied for, restraining the
offending party from again using the pole&
NOT long since— we regret that we ate
unable to designate the day or hour---a t
conspicuous cat, after a loag and linger
ing Illness, departed this life at the resi
dence of Patrick Flynn in NcTristown ;
after attaining an advanced age of twenty
eight years and six months -which may
well be considered a eat-cgorical inciden t
in local cat-ology. For filine fellows this
longevity is remarkable; and we are also
informed that while he submitted to the
inevitable decree which summoned him to
that mysterious bourne fr an which no
traveller e'er returns, with fortitude and
resignation—yet aMietionx s 4 we—longtime
he bore—and catnip was in vatrii--,
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