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LANCASTER CITY, I°A.
FRIDAY, JUNR 4,1889.
IMlonomy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
at the Revenue and Payment of the Public
FOR THE CAMPAIGN
lIIMC GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA!
71! SCHWEFFLEBREHER, ESQ,,
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Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN,
The following is the result of the elec
&m held on Saturday last for delegates to
do State Gubernatorial Convention, to be
in Philadelphia on the 23d inst. The
aix first named were elected
MIA K. Rutter
Theodore A. Kinzer
Andrew J. Kauffman..
Jacob S. Shirk
Jacob F. Frey
MINA A. Wylie..
Benj. M. Stauffer
.A.sdrew L. Lane
So Thuggery, and all tainted with it,
Uwe been most effectually used up, and
TER PEOPLE have given an idea of what
Orly will do at the nominating election
mad fall. Stand from under, " Rings 77
The colored people of Gettysburg were
11111 allowed to participate in the decora
nos ceremonies at that place on Saturday
ANL Shame! Gettysburg, of all places in
thor world, should not thus stultify itself,
mei ought not to get back into your " Rip
Tait Winkle" sleep. One would suppose
AN the noble spirit of Thaddeus Stevens
Fired there, if anywhere in the wide world.
THEY'LL DO IT !
At will be awkward, at first, for the
copperheads hereabouts to lovingly lead
their "colored brethren" to the polls, but
lam when the party is to be served by
Amy sacrifice of principle, have they not
savoys been in haste to sacrifice it? And
amPt they be again trusted to go down
dim and come up dirty, as they loved to
ilb in old Slavery times?
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"At Albany the price for a legislator,
OW to middling, has fallen from $5OO to
Copperhead members at Harrisburg,
Save been bought for a V.
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"The late Legislature (Democratic) of
4WD, cost the State $250,500, whereas its
podecensor (Republican) cost but $llB,-
The former also raised the rate of
laionat to 8 per cent."
And that will be the case if the hungry
Omar get a majority at Harrisburg. How
NWT would lap up the goodies!
11 "Democracy" of Virginia, have
amagted colored suffrage, and there is a
lit movement among the rebel Democ
mq of Maryland. They are coming,
amuse they do not intend to " butt out
Mirk brains against that stone wall."
ll* Democracy hereabouts will persist in
wiling, but then their brains are out.
The Copperhead papers here and else
where are very bitter against the Registry
Um. Why? Because it guards against
Moo naturalization papers, repeating,
laill4-box stuffing and cheating of all
mats. The Registry Law, properly car
milli out in Philadelphia, Luzerne, Sebuyl-
MI and other parts of the State, will stop
ail least ten thousand fraudulent votes
flaw going into the ballot-box next Octo
lon which will be that much taken off of
Sr Copperhead vote in the State. No
loader the Copperheads growl about it.
WThe Adjutant . General's Office at
Ascriaburg will be closed during the en-
Nag three months. General McCreary
rusticate during this period at Erie—
ashalfpay, of course.
HON. E. ''IIIILUNIVELT.
The Lancaster Daily Express, of Thurs
day Wit t contains an able article on the
importune of the coming contest in the
Republican party of the Old Guard, for
the choice of Senators and Representa
tives. It urges the renomination and
election of the well-tried and deservedly
popular gentleman whose name heads this
article, in the following language, to every
word of which we give our most emphatic
endorsement, as will the people when the
time arrives for them to act:
"There is one point, however, on which it
is evident that the honest voters of the county
are agreed with singular unanimity, and we
believe the time has come when it is our
duty to give expression to that sentiment.
We refer to the re-nomination of Hox.
Basins Brimrsarzyr ass candidate for the
State Senate. True, Mr. Billingfelt has not
announced himself as a candidate. He does
not seek the office; and hence the greater
propriety of the grand spectacle everywhere
witnessed in his case of the office seeking
the man. The people are determined that
be shall return to the place in the Senate he
has so highly honored for the past three
years, and we are confident that he will not
now, as he has never done before, disregard
the interests and expressed wishes of his
constituents. He is in the hands of the peo
ple. He will not seek the office; but if rt is
tendered to him he is not the man to shrink
from the responsibility or to prove ungrate
ful for the confidence thus reposed in him.
"The great secret of Mr. Billingfeit's popu
larity is to be found in the fact (Allis unques
tioned HONESTY. So manifest has been
his integrity and conscientious adherence
to his convictions of right, that not even his
political opponents have ventured a word in
his disparagement. On the other hand, we
know that many of them have voluntarily
complimented him for his firmness in resist
ing all the inducements held out for him to
swerve from the path of his duty as a faith
ful representative of the true interests of his
constituents and of the people at large. When
others were denounced as corrupt and mer
cenary, ROAMS BILLINGFELT was proudly
singled out as an honest man. It is such
men we need and must have in our legisla
tive councils. Lancaster county cannot
afford, in this crisis, to allow him to remain
at home, much as his personal inclinations
and the claims of his private business affairs
may tend to influence him to do so. He is
worthy even to fill a higher trust of honor,
but we feel now that the honor and reputa
tion of Lancaster county at our State capital
are in a great degree centered in him, and, as
before remarked, we cannot afford to lose his
services in the Senate now that the legisla
tive experience of years has added so much
to his other acknowledged qualifications.
"We, therefore, in the name of the Repub
lican voters of Lancaster county, nominate
Hon. Duties Billingfelt as a candidate for re
election to the State Senate, confident that
the nomination will be ratified by a vote
which will be as complimentary as it will be
HEAVY ON FOX.
The Philadelphia Sunday Mercury, an
intensely " Democratic" paper, is very
" heavy" on the copperhead Mayor Fox,
of that city, and makes him out a very
" bad egg" in the matter of appointments
on the police force. After saying that
Mayor Fox is " a failure"—" a palpable
mistake"—that he is guilty of "double
dealing and deception"—that he has "lost
his manhood"— the Mercury says:
" Men guilty of every imaginable crime
have been appointed to places on the
police force. In fact, Mayor Fox has so
completely given himself away to rogues
of every grade—from the common
" Tommy Dodd" to the magnificent and
diamond-Jecked gambler, from the ordi
nary street rowdy to the professional 'l'.
R. , champion, from the seedy inebriate to
the drunken, brutal wife-beater—that his
beat and oldest friends scarcely recognize
We submit that considering the material
of which "the Democratic party" is com
posed, taking Lancaster and other large
towns and cities as a criterion, Mayor
Fox could not do otherwise than he has
done. By-the-way, we would advise those
Republican Senators who so magnani
mously voted against the Philadelphia
police bill last winter, to reflect on the
above, and to read the list of names daily
published in the Philadelphia papers, of
the appointees on the police force, and
then ask themselves whether Republicans
can again trust them.
A FOUL MOUTHED IMPOSTER.
An individual, about fifty years of age,
appeared at the Examiner office on last
Saturday evening, after it had been ascer
tained that the Brubaker candidates for
delegates—Messrs. Sheriff Frey, ex-Sheriff
Smith and S. A. Wylie, were badly
beaten, and commenced using some very
naughty words, such as repeatedly call
ing FATHER ABRAHAM and the Daily
Express " G—d—s— —B." This low
bred blackguard, although supposed to
have been excited at the time, so success
fully personated Jacob F. Frey, esq.,
High Sheriff of Lancaster county, as to
deceive quite a number of the Sheriff's
most intimate personal friends and ac
quaintances. It so happened, also, that
he resembled Sheriff Frey very much, and
wore clothes exactly like him, but upon
reflection, knowing that a High Sheriff
ought to be in every respect a well-bred
gentleman, of course it was evident that
the fellow was an impostor. Sheriff Frey
owes it to himself to have him arrested
and severely punished for thus trying to
arThe Harrisburg State Guard claims
that a sufficient number of delegates have
been elected throughout the State to assure
the re-nomination of Governor Geary, and
in its count, Lancaster county is put dawn
for him. If the editor of the Guard is as
far from the mark in otker parts of the
State as he is here, then the re-nomination
of Geary may be regarded as very doubt
ful at least.
liar The State atTrcl perpetrates a very
huge joke in placing the Lancaster in
quirer on the list of papers opposing Legis
lative corruption. To enable any one to
see the point of the joke we need only
mention the fact that the Inquirer is the
organ of the Lancaster Thugs.
TILE UltiD GUARD.
As we expected aud predicted, the Re
publicans of LancaSter county, on Satur
day last, by popular 'rote, elected an
independent detegatton.to - till/ State Con
vention to nominate candidates for Gov
ernor and Supreme Judge. These dele
gates are entirely free to exercise their
own judgment, and vote for the best
interests of the great Republican party
without regard to any clique, or
faction. And the overwhelming
by which these delegates were eleelad
by all honest Republicans aka . **
emphatic popular verdict againit lewd
Thuggery and barefaced Legislative cor
ruption, which, unless promptly crushed,
will lead to inevitable and disgraceful
Four of the defeated candidates were
placed before the people as " pledged to
support Governor Geary," whilst the suc
cessful candidates, as already intimated,
are entirely free to vote for or against
Geary, as the best interests of the party
may require. The Governor was certainly
placed in a very unenviable position, by
being publicly announced as the candidate
of the Thugs, brokers, bridge contractors
and political bummers of this county, who
did all in their power to elect their dele
gates. Taint a candidate with Thuggery
in this county, and he " goes up." The
end is not yet. This glorious triumph of
the people over the corruptionists will be
followed up by the nomination of a ticket,
next August, in which every Republican
can safely confide, and under which the
entire strength of the party will be
brought to the polls, and roll up seven
thousand majority on the second Tuesday
" Give us a Democratic Legislature next
winter and we will ensure honest legisla
tion. With the honor of the party at stake
no Democrat would dare to be guilty of.
the rascality into which a few were drawn
last winter. * * * Ifany corrupt men
should be elected by the Democracy they
would be compelled to put on at least a
semblance of honesty. "—Lancaster
Yes, and the "semblance" would be all
of it. A pretty thing would be made by
the people by electing demagogue devils
of that satanic organization in sufficient
numbers to control public affairs. They
would do as they have always heretofore
done when in power, pander to ignorance,
and vice and iniquity, as the only securi
ties for their ascendency. No, no—there
is no help for the people in a party that,
like moral lepers, cling in clusters about
the purlieus of our large cities, and are
noted for their support of all the vile dens
of infamy to be found in the Five Points,
Bedford street, and the like—which elects
a notorious prize fighter and gambler, the
leader of the creatures who exist—not
live—in such localities, to Congress. It is
wonderful that any newspaper having
any semblance of respectablility, would
intimate that such a party could ensure
honest legislation where it was in the
majority. The idea is preposterous. The
Harrisburg State Guard says, in noticing
the above extract from the Intelligencer,
"There was not a scheme of fraud, not
a plot of wrong, not a high-handed out
rage perpetrated in the shape of legisla
tion, but what was shared equally by
Democrats and Republicans, while in the
acknowledged Democratic Headquarters of
Harrisburg, on the ere of the adjournment
of the Legislature, a Democratic Represen
tative openly drew checks to pay the bribe
money earned by his colleagues."
" Why are you so anxious to have 4 us
"shut up?" Is it wrong to pursue a
thief? Is it unfair to tell the people that
an act of legislation passed at the earnest
solicitation of a convention of physicians
was stolen by some adroit thief; and thus
prevented from becoming an effective law?
Say what you mean!—Abraham! We
mean this bill was stolen. That's plain
No—it is not " wrong to pursue a
thief." Don't you know who the thief is?
Being on the ground and judging from
numerous inuendoes in your daily denun
ciations, we supposed you knew who you
were after. The Scranton Republican well
" Talkee talkoe is useless, and daily de
nunciation, in vague general terms, by a
paper, which, like the Guard, knows who
the responsible custodians of the stolen
bill are, is disgusting dissimulation."—
The Auditor General's report will
show that the expenses of the Legislature
were a good many thousand dollars less
than those of the same body in 1868. We
hold that this fact is due to the indepen
dence and boldness of a few Republican
organs which confronted the Legislature
and demanded economy. It was the press
which saved the people's money, and they
know it.”—State Guard.
That's so. But the State Guard was
as dumb as an oyster until the mischief
was all done. It can claim no part of the
credit. Several articles appeared IlLttat
paper while the mischief was being dotie
by the Legislature, remonstrating against
the " boldness of (not) a few (but many)
Republican organs which confronted the
Legislature and demanded economy," one
of which we have under our eye while we
write. It was not until near the close of
the session that the Guard joined our
Mr. Ulysses S. Grant's sister Jennie
married a widower with an unlimited
number of children. Happy childrenl—
KT Such are the coarse ribaldries in
dulged in by the blackguards who control
the columns of the rebel organ in this city.
Nothing better can be expected from Awl/
burlesques on Manhood.
A. T. STEWART'S income is $8,500 per
GouoH talked to some purpose last
year, and returns an income of $14,500.
TUE anxiety of the Southern people to
get possession of " Northern capitalists,"
just now is remarkable.
CHICAGO claims to have the most valu
able horse in America, "Bashaw, Jr.,”
for which $35,000 has lately been refused.
aTwi. ',: is said that the statement of the
. 'c debt for May will show a decrease
GRAWT is collecting more of the reve
nue than ever before. llence, all the
whisky thieves abuse him; and their
ewspaper organs overflow with hate.
TU New York Driven says" that In
the incomes of business men of that city,
"those who advertise made the largest re
THE report of the Adjutant General of
the Grand Army of the Republic shows
that there are in the United States :37 de
partments and 2,050 Posts of that Order.
Tim erratic Sprague and his brother
are said to be worth upwards of $30,000,-
000. The Senator is the business mana
AN eminent naturalist tells us that
without birds, successful agriculture is
impossible. Think of this ere you shoot
one of our sweet songsters, or kill any of
our insect eradicators.
JAMES M. MASON, the great Virginia
traitor, who "left his country for his
country's good," being a malignant trai
tor, has returned to Winchester, Va.,
where he will reside.
A COLORED LAWYER, Mr. James H.
Niles, has been admitted to practice in the
United States Courts in New Orleans.
He was admitted to practice at the bar of
the State of Ohio some time azo.
"NEVER was more promising"—
" never looked better"—is the wheat news
from all over Missouri, with the addition
from some counties of " twice as much as
Usual in the ground."
THE peach-growers of Delaware are
expecting a larger crop this season than
ever was gathered in the State. It is ex
pected that 2,000,000 baskets will go to
market by the Delaware railway against
1,500,000 baskets two years ago.
A coxDucTon of a newspaper, speak
ing of a cotemporary, says: "He was tin•-
merly a member of Congress, but rapidly
rose until he obtained a position as editor
—a noble example of perseverance under
THE general good character of Grant's
revenue appointments is shown b; the
fact that the revenue tier April and May
is much greater than collected in the same
months last year. Still the disappointed
office-seekers will growl.
FIFTEEN thousand colored persons in
the South have at the present time on de
posit with the
. ..National Freedmen's Sav
ing and Trust Company, and twenty-three
branches iu the Southern States, *.t1,150,-
A GENTLEMAN of Rochester, N. IL,
saw au advertisement that a receipt for
the cure of dyspepsia might be had by
sending a post-stamp to the advertiser.
lie 'was a victim, aid sent his stamp.
The answer was, "Dig in your garden,
and let whisky alone.,,
IT is a noticeable fact about the miners'
"strike," that only the great companies,
with large stocks on hand, were in favor
of a suspension of work. The numerous
and smaller companies were opposed to it.
The latter, with scarcely an exception,
obtain sales for all they can produce.
THE old Pennsylvania Synod of the
Lutheran Church which held its annual
session in Reading during the last few
weeks, elected, among other delegates to
the General Council, Mr. Frederick Lauer
of Reading, of lager beer, Brewers' Con-
Fess and Brewers' Union notoriety!
DEcosanow DAY on Saturday and
Sunday, was generally observed in all the
States in the Union, North and West,
and iu many places throughout the South.
The ceremony was more general and more
extensive than last year, and this promises
to be the case at each recurring anniver
LITTLE Delaware has got so far behind
the age th4t It has resolved to stay behind.
A new whipping post and pillory has just
been put up at New Castle in place of the
old dilapidated concern. It was used for
the first time last Saturday, when some
dozen convicts were publicly whipped and
pilloried. Delaware is safe fir the Cop
A CUP of coffee is a sure barometer, if
you allow the sugar to drop to the bottom
of a cnp and watch the bubbles arise with
out disturbing the coffee. If the bubbles
collect in the middle, the weather will be
fine; if they adhere to the cup, formin.a a
ring, it will be rainy; and if the bubbles
separate without assuming any fixed
position, changeable weather may be ex
pected. Try it.
Ex-Gov. CURTIN, Minister to Russia,
has accepted an invitation from a large
number of leading citizens of the State,
for a complimentary banquet at the
Academy of Music, at Philadelphia, on
June 12. The affair is expected to be the
finest of the kind ever given here. Both
branches of the City Councils on Thurs
day last offered Gov. Curtin the use of
Independence Hall to receive the citizens
prevWuarto his departure, and this recep
tion willlabm take place on June 12.
A MAN has lately died in New York, in
the position of an ostler, at the age of
seventy, who in early life was a wealthy
Irish squire, keeping horses and hounds
and dispensing magnificent hospitality.
Fast and reckless habits ran through his
large inheritance, and he came to this
country to go down from bad to worse.
For years he was carver at the St. Nicho
las Hotel, but dissipation lost him even
this position, and he died of apoplexy in
an oat bin.
WE have heard of an amusing instance
of how General Grant was flanked by an
applicant for a position a short time since.
A. gentleman called on him—asked him for
an office—was desired by the Presigent to
produce his recommendation—and drew
from his pocket a letter sent some three
years ago to President Johnson strongly
urging him for a place, with the significant
signature at the bottom, "U. S. Grant."
The result we do not know but can
hot Weather—Bocoration Day--473ictinlion of
the Ledger ausployees—More atikkia/ Per
formances—the Rebel Bans stetstata—lland
some Bequest, tic.
PHILADELPHIA, JllllO • lAA, 1869.
DEAR ABE: Summer is upon ,us at last,
and makes itself felt too. The Tinormotneter
is away up among the nineties, and reminds
all that it is time to look up oeol: l4 7, , uarters
than we are blessed with in the . Just
such weather as we are now havingOs what
is most admired by our neighbo4 at Cape
May and Atlantic City, for no sooner does old
Sol make himself felt than thousands of our
citizens, young and old, great and small,
stampede for the seaside, where you pay from
fifteen to forty.dollare per week for the privi
lege of being worried day and night with
Jersey musquitos, with as much salt water
as can be swallowed at the daily baths into
the bargain. Many improvements, by the
way, have been made at the seaside, among
which maybe mentioned the erection of n new
hotel at the Cape called the Stockton House,
the largest hotel of the kind in the country.
The ceremonies attendant upon the decora
tion of the soldiers graves on Saturday and
Sunday last, were participated in by the dif
ferent Posts of the Grand Army throughout
the City. On Saturday we had, the soldiers'
orphans from West Chester, as the guests of
the Lincoln Institute, and interesting cere
monies in memory of the brave dead at Con
cert Hall and at Independence Square, where
patriotic addressee were delivered by Gov.
Curtin, Mayor Fox, Maj. Calhoun and others,
whilst Sunday was spent in the beautiful
ceremony of strewing flowers upon the graves
of the dead heroes. Everybody appeared
anxious to contribute both funds and flowers,
and the florists,, of course, reaped a rich har
vest. Poet No. 71, sent agents along the
entire line of the Philadelphia and Baltimore
Railroad, commissioned to purchase flowers
for the use of the Post, and by this method
succeeded in securing as many as they could
use, passing the grate of no comrade without
literally covering it with their floral offerings.
A feature of the day was the decoration of the
grave of Miss Anna Ross, a lady whose name
has become historic for her untiring efforts in
behalf of the soldiers at the Cooper Shop Re
freshment Saloon. She contracted disease at
the Hospital of the Saloon, from which she
died, and no soldier passes her grave now but
can tell of some good deed done by this noble
lady during the great rebellion.
Childs, the Public Ledger man, gives his
employees a free Excursion to Atlantic City,
on the 4th of July. All in any manner con
nected with the paper, with their families,
are to participate, and it promises to be a big
thing. Mr. Childs will pay the expenses of
one c f his agents at Pittsburg, with his entire
family, to the city, in order that they may
participate. Here's a chance for Schweffel-.
Brenner to enjoy a ride free gratis, provided
he is one of the Ledger agents.
The public press throughout the city for a
while past have been coming down on the
theatrical managers, who allow break-neck
performances at their establishments, but
evidently with little effect. Our people no
longer have any taste for women turning
somersaults and making " Niagara Leaps " in
mid air, and want something more exciting,
so this week we are having a couple of athle
tics, with more wit than brains, who make
an ascension to the top of one of our Thea
tres by means of a velocipede on a tight rope.
Undoubtedly it draws well, as it is a new act,
and as there is a prospect of some one break
ing his neck, the " enterprising " manager,
financially speaking, will reap a rich harvest.
The last bit of a sensation we have had is
in relation to the rebel ram Atlanta. You
will remember the Atlanta was, during the
war, a blockade runner, and after making a
successful trip into Charleston, was re-mod
eled into a sort of "Merrimac, andi at one time
the Rebels were in strong hopes of being able
to get her to sea, and demolishing all our sea
board cities, but unfortunately for the Con
federacy, she fell into the hands of one of our
Monitors and was captured. She was brought
to this port and lately advertised at public
sale, but before the day of sale was disposed
of to private parties for $29,000. The pur
chasers at once began making extensive re
pairs and alterations,and now it is a current re
port on our streets that she is destined for Cuba.
Should the vessel make its escape and safely
arrive there, it will prove a strong aux
iliary to the patriot army, and cause sad havoc
among the wooden vessels of the Spaniards,
as it Is almost a solid mass of strong white
oak and iron, mounted with six guns, and a
ram, by which she would be enabled to de
molish any wooden vessel.
Dr. Rush, who died lately here, has left the
bulk of his property, amounting to over half
a million dollars, to the Philadelphia Library,
with the exception of a few small legaeies to
servants. His will provides for the erection
of a new Library building. And so we go.
LEniou COUNTY.—Robert Iredell, Jr.,
has become sole proprietor of that excel
the Lehigh Register Hugh
Gallagher had both legs broken by acci
dent, on the Lehigh Valley Rail Road, at
Allentown The decoration ceremonies
at Allentown were interesting. Addresses
by Rev. Crouch, Dr. Romig, Rev. Gries,
and J. W. Wood.... Charles Desh, of New
fell from the roof of his house and
broke three of his ribs....A temperance
meeting was held. in the halisbtuy Evan
gelical Church on Sunday afternoon last..
...Engineers are engaged re-surveying the
route of the Allentown and Auburn Rail
road, which starts from Allentown and
runs parallel with the East Pennsylvania
Road to Topton, and from thence direct
to Port Clinton and Auburn.
BERNS COUNTY.—The old Lutheran
Synod which held its sessions in Reading,
adjourned finally on last Friday
The total amount of internal revenue for
the year 1869, in the county, is $111,502,-
48 The decoratibn ceremonies at Read
ing and Hamburg, on Saturday and Sun
day last, were highly interesting and well
attended Col. Wm. F. Walter has been
appointed Money Order clerk in the Read
ing Post Office.... The Directors of the
Poor have determined to erect a new oven
at the alms-heuse, fourteen by sixteen
feet or 224 square feet Capt. Oscar B.
Christ has received orders from Governor
Geary to organize a military company at
Daurimi COUNTY ;—The decoration
ceremonies were highly interesting at
Middletown. The procession commenced
moving at 2 o'clock p. m., on Saturday,
in the following order: Middletown 13and,•
clergymen; Post No. 78, G. A. R., 40
Members ; Emaus Orphans' School, 40
in number; Juvenile drum corps of Mid
dletown; tt. Joy Orphans' School, num
bering 104 males and 64 females. An
address was delivered by Rev. S. B.
Hughes, of the M. E. Church Mrs.
Rebecca Gillen, of Harrisburg, eloped
with one Andrew Grove a few days ago,
and proceeded to Trenton, where both
parties were arrested and brought back
and confined in jail..... William Reinhart,
whilst fishing in Paxton creek, three miles
from Harrisburg, was drowned on Tues
day last. He was subject to epileptic fits,
and it is supposed he fell into the water
whilst suffering from an attack.
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY.—The decora
tion ceremonies at Tamauqua were attend-
ell by all th snildly Schools, American
Mechanics, (loud 'lei/Tiara, Knights Tem
plar, Sons of America, and Cadets of
Temperance, making a procession nearly
a mile long. An address was delivered in
the Odd Fellows' cemetery by E. H.
Rauch, of Lancaster, and a collection was
taken up towards the erection of a sol
diers' monument. The ceremonies at
Tremont and Schuylkill Haven were also
interesting and well attended The dwel
ling of Daniel Owens in Shenandoah city,
was destroyed by fire on Thursday night
last week The quarterly convention of
Good Templars was held at St. Clair on
the 25th and 26th ult. On the evening of
the latter day a public meeting was held
in the M. E. Church, addressed by Rev.
D. Hartman, of Altoona, and Dr. Har
greaves, of Reading.
BRIMS COUNTY.—The wife of Joseph
B. Holloway, of Douglasville, lipped with
a German, who lived with Mr. H. for
some time—leaying five interesting chil
dren, the youngest being only one year
old. Mrs. 11. was formerly considered in
every respect a lady Forty-four build
ing permits were issued by the Mayor of
Reading during last month, and his re
port of police cases during the same period
was as follows: Cases of drunkenness and
lodgers, 133; assault and battery, 11;
vagrants, 0; all others, 22. Nativity—
Americans, 43; Nish, 31; Germans, 21;
English, 10; Welch, 3; Swiss, 1, and ne
groes, 1 ..... The Mohnsville Sunday School
will make an excursion to Litiz Springs
on Saturday the 12th inst The Fipurth
street (Reading) M. E. Sunday School
will visit Ephrata on the Ist of July
Two young sports left their homes, at
Dougfasville, recently, for a trip to the far
west. They returned, after an absence of
two weeks, minus all their cask, and some
of their clothing, which they disposed of
to raise funds for return. railroad tickets.
Cause—strong :drink A. new church
bell will be dedicated at Womelsdorf on
the 13th. What next?.....lt is getting to
be fashionable for fine young gentlemen to
loaf in front of drinking houses, in Read
ing, and insult ladies as they pass by.
YoRK COUNTY.—The Prospect Post
Office has been removed to Margaretta
Furnace, and Charles Mines, Esq., ap
pointed Post-master The corner stone
of St. Paul's new Lutheran Church, will
be laid at York, on Sunday, the 12th inst.
The Washington Hall, corner of King and
George streets, York, has been enlarged
and considerable improved. For the
present, the St. Paul's Lutheran Congre
gation are using the Hall for worship.
TIIE DELEOATE ELECTION: The elec
tion for delegates to the State Convention,
on Saturday last, passed off "serenely."
Emlen Franklin, Andrew Jackson Kauff
man, Theodore A. Kinzer, John K. Rut
ter, John Strohm, sr., and Jacob S. Shirk
each received one hundred and sixty-three
votes. Tho thug ticket received a very
complimentery vote as follows: S. A.
Wiley received two votes; Jacob F. Frey,
one vote; ex-SheriffSmith one vote; Benj.
M. Stauffer—none. Thugs are at a
count in Columbia. So says the Colum
bia Spy. " Republicsare ungrateful."
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &c., &c., printed in the best style and
at reasonable rates, at the FATHER ABRA
HAM Job Printing Office. Orders by mail
promptly attended to.
ITEMS: The Washington Fire Company,
of this city, attended the Firemen's parade at
Harrisburg, on Wednesday of last week.
They returned on Thursday, highly delighted
with their trip, and were received by a pro
cession of their brother firemen of this city.
The General Eldership of the Church of Gal,
in the United States, was in session at the
Union Bethel, this city, during the last ten
days. It was composed efolerical and lay del
egates from each of the Annual Elderskips,
numbering in all about seventy. There are
also a large number of visiting brethren in
attendance. The body is composed of earnest
and sincere men, who are devoted to the
building up of the Redeemer's Kingdom, in
the denomination they represent. The pul
pits of a number of our churches were supplied
on Sunday last by members of the Eldership,
and their preaching was highly acceptable to
A Love Feast of the German Baptists, was
held on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week,
at Martin Wenger's, in BAIA° township, the
attendance being very large. A similar meet
ing was held on Friday and Saturday last, at
John H. Hershey's, in Penn. township. We
regret to record considerable rowdyism on
The Page Litenry Society of Millersville
Normal Scheel held their Fourteenth Anal
versary, an Friday evening last The exer
cises were highly bateresthlg, and were at
tended by a large cimeenrie of people, many
of whom could not get into the hell. Bev. E.
H. Nevin, of tide city, delivered the oration.
A larger hall is much needed at the Normal,
and we are glad to learn that arranoments
are about being made to erect one.
Mr. J. J. Springer, of this city, started on
Monday last, on a trip to the Pacific Coast,
over the Pacific railroad.
Hottenstein and Berntheisel on Wed
nesday of last week, operated upon Mrs. Hat
fish and Mrs. Bruckart, of Silver Spring,
for the removal of two large adipose tumors,
at. One of the tumors weighed a pound and a
W. H. Rauch, son of E. H. Rauch, has been
appointed a Clerk in the Custom House at
Philadelphia, having been promoted from the
position of Day Inspector.
Mr. Christian Miller, of East Hempfleld
township, presented to "Rocky," of the Ex
press, on Saturday an egg, or rather a double
egg, which he describes thusly: "The outside
shell measures ki by 734 inches. The inside,
of course could not be measured, but from its
appearance as sPen through the aperture made
in the shell, it is of medium size. The outside
shell contained the white and yolk in a perfect
The following gentlemen have been named
as the Committee of Arrangements for the
County Sunday School Convention, to be held
in this city, at an early day: John H. Pear
sol, Benjamin P. Shenk, ArV. Slaymaker,
W. L. Bear J. P. Abele, J. D. Killian, Philip
Schism, D. S. Bare J. M. W. Geist, Abram
Landis, and John S. Gable. The Committee
have decided not to call the Convention until
We are glad to hear that our former towns
men, James P. Boyd Esq., has been pro
moted to one of the highest positions on the
editorial staff of Forney's Philadelphia Press.
Mr. Boyd has been engaged on the Press for
some fifteen menthe.
Mrs. - Philip Vooe, of this city, gave birth
a few days ago to a bouncing boy, weighing
twelve and a half pounds. Mr. Veos is much
St. John's Lutheran Church, of this city,
has granted a leave of absence of two months
to their pastor, Rev. W. V. Gotwald, to re
cruit his health, which is quite feeble.
The corner stone of a new Lutheran church
will be laid at Ephrata on to-morrow (Sat