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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE
LANCASTER CITY, YA
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1869.
Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Public
Debt.—Li a Aar.
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Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN,
Republican Victory in Washington.
At the municipal election in the city of
Washington on Monday last, the Repub
lican general ticket was elected by nearly
FIVE THOUSAND MAJORITY, our
friends carrying every ward, and electing an
overwhelming majority in the City Coun
cils. This result settles the rebel dynas
try in the capital forever. For half a cen
tury they held high carnival there, and
the bigotry of slavery flourished in its
pride and intolerance. Now that is all
over, and the glorious era of Freedom,
and the rights of man—as man—takes
the sway. All honor to the noble Repub
licans of the capital of the nation.
How amusing it is to read in the
"Democratic , ' papers how economical
they would be, if they only had the power
in the Legislature. The idea of honesty
and economy by such a party is prepos
terous. Ohio tried the experiment. Her
late Legislature was Democratic, and on
footing up the bills, it is found to have
cost the State EQ50,500, whereas its Re
publii!an predecessors cost but $llB,OOO.
Our last Legislature was an extravagant
one, hut it was cheap compared to what
a Demc,crAtie one would be.
WHO DID ITI
We le•trn the t a good Republican named
George W. Soult i who has been for some
time a clerk on one of the postal cars,
running between Philadelphia and Pitts
burg, and who served one year in the
Mexican War, and three years in the
Union army against tho rebels, during
which he was severely wounded, has been
removed, and a bitter Harrisburg Copper
head, named John Myers, appointed in
his place. By whose influence was this
thi::g done? We should very much like to
“ DIED OF STARVATION.”
While the suffrage amendment was un
der discussion in Congress, Senator Mor
ton of Indiana, said:
" The Democratic party for more than
twenty years has lived upon the negro
question. It has been its daily food, and
if the negro question shall now be with
drawn from politics the Democracy, as a
party, will literally starve to death. We
need not therefore, be surprised to find
them resisting this constitutional amend
ment, which will forever withdraw the
subject from politics, and will strike down
that prejudice to which the Democratic
party has appealed for years. The Dem
ocratic party has not for years appealed
to the reason of the people, but it has ap
pealed to their prejudices upon the subject
of race. It has sought, and to some ex
tent obtained, power upon that subject. It
is still following the fortunes of slavery af
ter slavery is dead."
The exposure by the County Auditors
of the manner in which the County Com
missioners have been erecting bridges in
this county for two or three years past,
has brought about a reform in that matter,
which will prove a great advantage to the
tax payers. We notice that sealed pro
posals will be received at the Commission
ers' office iu this city, until Monday, June
14, for the erection of two bridges, one at
or near Ridgeville, in Conoy township,
and one at or near John Forry's, across
the Chiques, between West llempfleld and
Rapho townships. Those bridge-builders
who want work have now a chance, and
we hope they will put iu their bids on
Monday and be on hand, and see what
they shall see. Tho county auditors de
serve credit for their decided action in this
BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS.
According to the copperhead newspa
pers, everything is going to "everlasting
smash " in this glorious country of ours.
Perdition would seem to be the fate of our
institutions. Grant is a miserable failure
—all the cabinet ministers are failures—
foreign ministers are " dead beats "
Grant's home appointments are terribly
outrageous, every one of them, and eve
thing is out of joint, just as it used to
be when the rebels were badly whipped by
the " Boys in Blue," in a great battle.
And then, every now and then, the
" Drummer Boy of Shiloh " is introduced
to keep alive in the minds of the people
the infamy and devilish cruelty to Union
soldiers in the Southern prison-pens, du
ring the war.
Then, too, just think! Last month
Grant's administration recklessly paid off
over thirteen millions of the principal of
the national debt, contracted in the war to
whip " the Democratic party," in their
attempt to destroy the L'nion, and about
as much of the interest, and even Bout
well did not give the alarm! Next month
still greater extravagance is to be indulged
than last. What is to become of us?
What will we do? If this state of things
continues the poor God-forsaken " Demo
cracy " will have no public debt to talk
about, just as it has happened with the
" nigger." What a jolly time they once
had taking care of the " nigger!" Now,
the pesky Radicals have set the "nigger"
free, and made him a citizen and voter!
What will the poor devils do? Won't
somebody stop this thing? Do, for good
ness sake—for pity's sake—or the whole
fabric of . our free institutions will be "deep
in the ocean buried!"
THE STATE TREASURY.
Attention has been again and again
called to the loose way of keeping the pub
lic money belonging to the State. The
State Treasurer is required to give bail in
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars
only, while the "unexpended balance " in
his hands generally amounts to TWO OR
It is charged that the Treasurer loans
out large sums on his own account,
which of course yields him an enormous
revenue over and above his salary. Much
of this is doubtless used as a corruption
fund to buy legislators and others, to elect
pets and toadies to high positions, and to
perpetuate the office in the possession of
the ring. It is time this thing was stop
ped, and the proposition of Senator Bil
lingfelt last winter, to anticipate the pay
ment of the interest on the public debt,
was a step in the right direction. It passed
the Senate by a vote of 19 to 9, but was
defeated in the committee of conference
`flai the appropriation bill. What the State
Treasurer does with the proceeds of the
large amount remaining in his hands, was
well stated by Senator Lowry, during the
debate on Mr. Billiugfelt's amendment,
" How would the State Treasurer live,
if you adopt this amendment? [Laugh
ter.] Does it not cost the State Treasurer
a vast amount every year to obtain his
election? Does he not button-hole mem
bers all over the State, asking their votes?
Do not the people of Pennsylvania be
lieve, with many Senators here, that the
vote of any member for State Treasurer is
worth from fifteen hundred to two thousand
" The people all over the Commonwealth
understand this subject just as well as we
do. We are not cheating anybody. This
money should go to pay our debts. As
has been well said, the General Govern
ment has adopted this plan. Why should
we not adopt it? I say this money should
go to pay our debt, instead of enriching
State Treasurers from year to year, to en
able them to corrupt Legislatures to obtain
that office. This money should be used
for the purpose of paying our debts."
Some of these days we shall hear of an
enormous defalcation of the State funds,
if the present practice is longer continued.
The people of Lancaster county intend to
send I3illingfelt back to the State Senate,
and he will "push things," until the in
terests of the public prevail in this matter.
THE RIGHT TALIU
Some rebel sympathizers have been bold
enough to suggest that the graves of
Union and rebel soldiers should be alike
decorated by the Grand Army of the Re
public. Gen. John A. Logan, the Grand
Commander, has issued au order dated
June 2, in which he disposes of this con
temptible suggestion in this wise:
" The Grand Army of the Republic
seeks to honor and preserve the principles
and institutions • for which its members
and their dead comrades fought. We
strew dowers, therefore, on the graves of
our comrades, and prevent their being
strewn in the national cemeteries at the
same time on the graves of such Rebel
dead as may be buried therein, not be
cause we cherish any feelings of hate or
desire to triumph over individual foes, but
because we seek to mark in this distinction
and manner the feelings with which the
nation regards freedom and slavery, loy
alty and treason, Republican principles
and those of a slaveholding oligarchy. We
are ready to forgive—we hold no malice—
but we will never consent by public na
tional tribute to obliterate the wide gulf
which lies between the objects, motives
and principles for which the Rebel armies
banded together, and for which their dead
now lie in numerous graves."
R. G. Ifarper, esq., of the Star and
Sentinel, has been appointed Associate
Law Judgd of Adams county, vice J.
Robinson, resigned. We chronicle this
appointment with great satisfaction. The
veteran of the Pennsylvania press emi
nently deserved this mark of distinction.
THE FIRST GITN.
The Republicans of Allegheny county
fired the first gun at the legislative oorrup
tionists of last winter, on Tuesday of last
week. On that day the convention of that
county made nominations for Senators
and Representatives. George Wilson,
Esq., who was chairman of the Commit
tee of Ways and Means of the House, was
a candidate for Senator. lie was a special
champion of the pasting and folding swin
dle, and other nice little " arrangements.”
He was also very much opposed to Sim*
tor Billingfelt's proposition to anticipate
the payment of one million of the State
indebtedness, as it would interfere with
the profits of his friend Mackey, the State
Treasurer. But, a direct issue was ma..
upon Wilson, on these points, and al
though Mackey was on hand with the
spondidieks, he had to go under, receiving
only nineteen out of two hundred and eight
rotes I Mr. Wilson's difficulty is that
while he is a good citizen and an honest
man in private life, he was deplorably
wanting in moral back-bone at Harrisburg.
He was unquestionably a victim to the
machinations of bad men who swarm
about the state capital during the session,
for we had always heard him spoken of as
a high-toned gentleman, and an able man,
and his course in the House last winter
was the cause of special wonder to all who
For Representatives, but two of the
members of the last Legislature (Messrs.
Humphreys and Taylor) were re-nomina
ted, and they were beyond suspicion.
Now, let other Republican counties in
the State follow the example of the glori
ous county of Allegheny, and repudiate
their unworthy public servants, and then
we will have a glorious victory to crown
our efforts in the coming campaign. Tigo
following are the nominees:
For Senator—Thomas Howard.
For Representatives—Miles S. Hum
phreys, Alexander Millar, Joseph Walton,
James Taylor, D. N. White, John H.
The country Is already beginning to feel
the good effects of the great triumph of
the Republican party in the Presidential
struggle of last year. One great fact will
enable the people to realize the advantage
of electing General Grant, and from it we
can anticipate where the country will
stand at the end of four years. " Occa
sional," of Forney's Press, refers to the
"The Secretary of tke Treasury is re
ducing the national debt at the rate of
eighty-nine millions a year, and he has
cut down the expenses of the Govern
ment to one hundred and twenty millions
a year. As all the indications point to al
continuance of this stern policy, and .
therefore, to an improvement ink our
names, ten more years of Republican rule
will find our great debt reduced nearly
one-half, or largely over one thousand
millions of dollars.
"Nor wiil there be any failure in the
realization of this hope, unless the Repub
licans of the North go to pieces on small
and immaterial matters.
"Upon the Republicans of Pennsylva
nia, Indiana, and Ohio, a heavy responsi
bility is laid, in view of the future. Are
they willing—l speak now to the Repub
licans of Pennsylvania, when I ask if they
are willing to stop a reform so gloriously
begun? Are they willing to restore the
men to power who made the war, the debt,
and therefore the taxes? There can be no
Democratic triumph next year that is not
fomented by Republican divisions.
"Whomsoever your delegates nominate
for Governor in your coming State Con
vention, should be elected. Ido not be
lieve he can be defeated. What, indeed,
have the Democracy to rely on? Is there
anything but the old rebel records?
They will start with all these guns turn
ed upon them:
There has been no war of races as a
consequence of negro suffrage in the South.'
No military dictatorship set up by Gen
No extravagant expenditures of the
These were their chief prophecies in
How are they met?
By such industry among the colored
men of the South that their former own
ers are getting richer than ever.
By a steady stream of immigration and
capital into the South.
By a careful, frugal, and republican ad
ministration of the Government.
Horatio Seymour said last year that we
were then paying at the rate of $300,000,-
000 a year to hold the South in subjection;
and now we are administering the whole
Government of the United States at the
rate of $120,000,000 a year!
This is your answer, Republicans, to
the Democratic prophets.
Look to it, men of Pennsylvania! Here
is no question of men, but of principles;
of duty to country; of fidelity toyour own
pledges; of responsibility to preserve what
has been so bravely and so bloodily won.
Pennsylvania is not made of the stuff to
falter in such au hour. She stood staunch
as her own Alleghanies in the death-grap
ple with treason; and she is not now so.
weak as to hand over all that she has
helped to win to the common spoiler and
the common foe.,,
sirA paragraph was published in this
paper last week, which caused great in
justice to Gen. McCreary, the Adjutant
General of the Commonwealth. We take
the first opportunity to correct any wrong
impression that may have been made.
The Adjutant General's office at Harris
burg is not closed, but business is trans
acted there with promptness and dis
patch. Gen. McCreary is an attentive
and obliging public servant, and no officer
".on the hint' is more prompt is the dis
charge of his duties.
Lather atbrabaneo Chip. '
THE widow of Mr. Colt, of pistol fame,
has an income *of $400,000 a year.
TIGHT place for any man--standing in
a pair of boots that pinch.
SINCE October fourteen vessels have set
out to cross the Atlantic and never been
heard from since.
THERE are pear trees in a garden in
the town of Elliot, Maine, from which
fruit was taken one hundred and forty
ONE of the results of Anna Dickinson's
teaching has appeared in Des Moines,
lowa. A young woman has entered a
tinner's shop as au apprentice.
WE see it suggested that a stuffed cat
aced upon strawberry beds, serves to
ighten feathered depredators away. It
may be worth trying.
THERE are now so many well-attested
cures for the bite of a mad dog, that we
conclude that there is small mischief in
bites, or great virtue in the remedies.
IT is observed that the dirtiest boot
blacks about the streats get up the bright
est "shine." The coarsest garments
often cover the finest humanity.
To do the thing properly at a wedding
in New York, the bride must have eight
bridesmaids and a hundred-dollar poodle,
besides the one she marries.
TAKE a lot of snobs. Manure them
with money, made fast. Plant them in
the Congress and stick their wives in so
ciety. You will have a fine crop of mush
Do not allow a bird to be killed in your
orchard this season. They compensate
for your neglect of the trees. You do not
know how much you owe them for the
fruit you have.
IT is dangerous to run in Philadelphia.
A gentleman ran in that city, the other
evening, to catch the cars, and two police
men tired at him under the impression
that he was a burglar.
IT is reported that tho production of
grapes throughout our middle States will
be very much larger this season than ever
before—and that the vines will hardly be
able to sustain the crops.
IT is reported that the pupils of the
public schools of Philadelphia are no
longer required to study out of school
hours. That will save many a life, if it
GENEROsCIT is a firt-class virtue, but
people who limit it exclusively' to advice
rarely benefit others or gain credit for
themselves. Advice is a good thing; so
is the shell of an oyster— good to kill, not
TIIE signboard of a tavern near Stras
bourg, France, bears the following in
scription : Strong beer and wine of the
first quality. Customers drinking more
than twelve glasses will be sent home in a
cab, free of charge, in case they are un
able to walk."
THE Lewisburg ChyoAi , q( recommends
the reduction of two terms per annum of
the Courts of Union county, in view of
the very small amount of business in that
county, thus saving considerable expense.
A WIFE in San Francisco lately put a
petition for divorce in the court on . the
ground that her husband was a "con
founded fool." The court wouldn't admit
the plea, because almost every married
man would be liable to the same imputa
ACCORDING to the figures presented at
the Brewers' Congress nearly six million
barrels of lager beer wore sold iu 186 S.
The capital used to produce this quantity
is valued at one hundred and live million
dollars, and the number of persons em
ployed is stated at forty-one thousand.
A MARRIED man in Bridgeport was re
cently urged by an insurance agent to take
out a policy for the benefit of his wife to
the amount of $12,000 or $15,000, and a
long discussion ensued, which was ended
by the husband, who said, "No; a widow
with more than $lO,OOO wculd be a dan
gerous legacy to leave to posterity."
GEN. GEO. B. MCCLELLAN, invited to
attend the ceremony of decorating the
graves of soldiers, could not spare time to
engage in such honors. Perhaps the
doughty hero remembered how many of
the lives of such men he sacrificed in mud
holes without effecting practical results,
and therefore shrank from approaching
IN the beautiful language of the sweet
singer of Israel, we may exclaim with
ecstatic joy: "For lo! the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone; the flowers ap
pear on the earth; the time of the singing
of birds is come, and the voice of the tur
tle is heard in our land; the fig tree put
teth forth her green figs, and the vines
with the tender grape give a sweet smell."
TILE statement of the public debt, as
officially published on the let of June, is
gratif,ying, inasmuch as the Secretary of
the Treasury sets forth a continuous re
duction of the money burden of the nation.
The decrease of the debt during the month
of May footed up $13,384,777,97, and the
aggregate reduction since the Ist of March
A HEAVY storm, resulting in great
damage, occurred in Wheeling, W. Va.,
on Friday of last week. A number of
vineyards were ruined, and wheat and
corn cut off close to the ground, and sheep
and lambs killed in the fields. A number
of persons were also injured by the hail
stones, some of them seriously. The
town of West Liberty, near Wheeling, is
reported in ruins.
A WEALTHY BACHELOR, having had
one or two lawsuits for breach of promise,
now replies to a young lady who " wishes
a few minutes" private conversation:
"No you don't madam. It cuts me to
the heart to be compelled to doubt the
I onorableness of your intentions, but that
:ort of a thin.. is played out. My rule is
imperative; and if you have any business
vith me it must be transacted in the pre
ence of two witnesses."
A BERKs COUNTY FARMER kept an
ecount of the product of seventeen hens
•r one year, from the first of April, 1888,
I the same time 1869. The result was
pairs of chickens, sold for $102.19;
kO4 dozen eggs, $33.28; 24 pounds
fbaihers, s3.4o—making a total income of
$227.57, or $10.31 per hen. No account
of the expenses was kept, as the fowls
were allowed to run at will about the
premises, and in great part picked up
their own living.
A TRIP TO THE WEST-JOTTINGS BY
CHICAGO, 111., June 5, 2809
Dear Father Abraham:
Taking a berth in the sleeping car of the
Cincinnati Express, we left Lancaster at 10:38
p. m. Tuesday, Ist inst., bound westwardly.
A cold and dreary rain ushered in Wednes
day morning, so the anticipated view from
the top of the Alleghenies of the bright and
beautiful sunrise was deniod us. However,
there was quite enough to attract our atten
tion and excite our wonder. The mountains
we reached soon after passing Altoona, and
the scenery is grand beyond description, and
the ride frequently exciting. "Horse-shoe
Bend," and the scenery adjacent, is particu
larly worthy of note, but we will not attempt
a description—must proceed. A thick, heavy
cloud of smoke in the west notified us that
we were nearing Pittsburg, which we reached
at about 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning.
Pittsburg proper claims 140,000 inhabitants;
with Allegheny City and Birmingham, soon
to be included within its limits, its popula
tion will not fall far short of 220,000. There
is much here of interest to the sojourner,
especially the iron-works and the glass
works of Birmingham; plenty of smoke and
dirt, for variety. We had the pleasure of meet
ing a number of Pittsburg politicians, includ
ing ex-Senator T. J. Bigham, Hon. Russell
Errett, R. W. Mackey, esq., State Treasurer,
and the editors of the Commercial and Gazette.
The day previous their nominating conven
tions were held, and, as was very evident, the
political storm had not altogether subsided.
The friends of the Commercial and Gazette, re
spectively, claimed to have won the victory,
and seemed satisfied with the result. At the
Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railroad office we
took by the hand Gen. Geo. W. Case, the able
manager of the road and prospective Demo
cratic nominee for Governor. He is a gentle
man of tine ability and business tact, but can't
be Governor—we think. We felt relieved
as we bade adieu to Pittsburg and its smoky
surroundings, on the morning of the 3d, and
were sped across the Buckeye State—passing
on our route, among others, the towns of Co
lumbiana, Salem, Alliance, Canton and Mas
sillon, and reached Crestline, the great rail
road center, at 4:50 p. m. Stopping 20 minutes
for lunch, we were again on our way, and
reached Ft. Wayne at 11:30 p. m. The country
along the line of the road from Pittsburg
to that point is only partially developed. For
several years past the crops have almost en
tirely failed, and should the wet weather con
tinue, this year's crops will not prove an ex
ception. As a consequence, business is lan
guishing and the population not, increasing.
Ft. Wayne claims 30,000 inhabitants, but here,
as in Ohio, we heard great complaints of stag
nation in business, attributed to the same
cause—the failure of crops in the surrounding
country. Here are immense tail Road shops
employing upwards of 600 hands, under the
supervision of Mr. James Boon, son of our
gouty friend, familiarly called "Old Boon."
We met here our former townsman, Mr. George
Kauffman, who looks well and is doing a good
business. For about 40 miles after leaving
Ft. Wayne, you traverse low marsh and
wood land, apparently worthless, but abound
ing in black walnut timber, which in time
will yield a handsome income. At Plymouth,
75 miles east of Chicago, we struck the prai
rie country, an almost uninhabited, barren
waste, extending thence to Chicago. And
what shall I write of Chicago,—the great
metropolis of the West, and destined, ere
long, to be the metropolis of the country.
Being the terminus of fourteen different rail
roads, with two more iu prospect, and situ
ated on Lake Michigan, no wonder it has
become the centre of trade for the whole wes
tern country. We will not attempt a descrip
tion of this truly grand and rising city. In
fact no pen can do justice to it. Like Naza
reth of old, it has been fitly called " the wicked
city," and the public can form a faint concep
tion of the state of morals here by the follow
ing which we clip from one of the city papers:
"Last week there were iu Chicago three
homicides, eight accidental or sudden deaths,
six accidents or affrays resulting in life long
mutilation, if not in death; and two suicides,
with ten applications for divorce in a single
day. This is a pretty fair week for Chicago."
We were again fortunate here in meeting
with old Lancaster friends—Wm. E. Swent
zel, in the employ of the Security Fire Insur
ance Co., and George and Jack Hambright,
Strawberries, of the finest, are plenty at 10
cents a box, and cherries at 30 cents a quart.
More hereafter. " MILD JUNIOR."
OUR PHILADELPHIA LETTER.
The Big Robbery—Return of the Valuables—A
New Candidate for Governor— The Registry
Law—An Injunction asked for—Synod of
the Reformed Church— The Mercantile Library
PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 9, 1869.
DEAIt ABE: You will remember, some two
or three months since, considerable excite
ment was occasioned throughout the city, by
the robbery of the Philadelphia Beneficial
Saving Society, at Chestnut and Twelfth
streets upon a quiet Sunday morning, of about
one million dollars in money, diamonds and
securities. For the stolen property a reward
of $25,000 was at once offered, and the case
placed in the hands of our most approved de
tectives to be " worked up," since which time
very little has been heard of the matter until
Monday last, when the papers announced the
fact that the major portion of the stolen val
uables had been returned, with the exception
of fifteen or twenty thousand dollars in cash,
and probably about ten thousand dollars worth
of diamonds. What appears most strange is
that the last package of securities arrived in
town upon the same train with one of the ex
perts who was engaged in ferretting out the
robbers, and as a consequence, considerable
gossip has been going on as to how the valu
ables were all returned to the proper owners,
and no one brought to justice. It is a remark
able fact, that throughout the entire country,
where a robbery of over one hundred thousand
dollars is committed, a compromise is gener
ally etlected, whilst for a small crime, where
a poor devil steals a few dollars to keep per
haps his family from actual want, he is caught
and the law to its fullest extent dealt out to
On Tuesday afternoon the different pre
cincts held their delegate election, and in
many of the divisions a hot time generally,
was experienced. We have a different way of
doing things here than you have In quiet old
Lancaster. There you evidently have but the
two parties—Thugs and anti-Thugs—whilst
here we are blessed with a dozen different
"Rings," and unless you are fortunate enough
to be a member of one of our many factions
your chances for success are very poor indeed,
should you seek to gain a nomination. The
most unmitigated and barefaced frauds are
resorted too to gain nominations, whilst more
excitement is sometimes attendant upon the
selection of delegates than at a Presidential
A new candidate has been proposed for
Gubernatorial honors, in the person of Col.
William D. Thomas, formerly Collector of
the Port under Mr. Lincoln. Several cards
or communications have appeared in the
papers urging Mr. Thomas' nomination, but
whether this is all dune by one individual I
am unable to say.
The Board of Aldermen have met and
organized by electing Alderman David Belt
ler, President, in accordance 'with the registry
act of Assembly passed at the late session of
the Legislature. An injunction has been
asked for in the Supreme Court, by Messrs.
Biddle, Phillips and Hirst, Solicitors, and a
bill of equity filed, asking that the Board be
restrained upon the ground that the act is
unconstitutional and illegal. This is no more
than can be expected of the Democracy, inas
much as any measure calculated to deprive
them of the five thousand illegal votes cast at
every election, will be illy received by them.
The General Synod of the Reformed Ohara
et America is now in session here. There is
a very large representation of the church
present, including gentlemen from India,
China and Japan. The Synod have accepted
an invitation from the Union League to visit
their handsome building on Broad street.
The Mercantile Library Association have
purchased the Franklin Market building, and
handsomely fitted it up for library purposes.
The building will now favorably compare
with anything of the kind in the country,
and is well worthy a visit from strangers.
The company will take possession of their
new building this week.
Things are dull—remarkably dull—to such
an extent that I cannot gather sufficient news
to entertain your readers this week. Yours,
YORK COUNTY.—On Sunday morning
before last Valentine Cook was found
dead in a gutter, in Hanover, having
wandered away from his house during the
dark and stormy night, whilst laboring
under'the effects of alcoholic drink, to die
like a brute.....WilliamHowe_, of Hanover,
whilst walking out through a strip of
woods in the neighborhood, was suddenly
confronted by a black viper six feet long,
and after retreating some distance, and
being pursued by the snake, he succeeded
in getting hold of a club with which he
killed it The police of Hanover have
plenty of work in attending to numerous
cases of drunkenness The frame store
and warehouse of Adam and Henry Strick
houser, on the Hanover Branch Railroad,
was destroyed by fire on Saturday even
ing week. Mr. Jacob Kerchner resided
in the building and lost all his furniture
and clothing with the exception of a few
articles on the first floor Collector
Lloyd, of the York, Cumberland and Perry
district, has made the following Internal
Revenue appointments: Deput3r - Collector,
Col. Jas. A• Stehle, York; U. S. Gaugers,
Joseph Lauck, York, and Capt. S. T.
Zug, Carlisle; U. S. ;Storek:eper, John
Eloingert, Laudisburg; Henry Heikel,
Duncan's Island; M. P. Smyser, Lisburn;
I Reuben T. Starr, Lewisberry; Jas. Kindy,
York; Johu Weimer, York, Adam D.
Myers, Shrewsbury; Thos. Himes, Mar
garetta Furnace; John Livingston, Mt.
Wolf David S. Quickel is appointed
post-master at Manchester, York county,
Pa., vice John Druger, removed Win.
B. orris has been appointed postmaster
at Apple Grove, vice Daniel Mitzell re
moved Stone coal is said to h Ave been
found on the farm of Benjamin Gross,
Manchester township 1 4 he following
Assistant Assessors of Internal Revenue
have been appointed for York county:
Geo. Geiger, Peaehbottom; Adam Kline
falter, Shrewsbury; P. H. Bittinger, Han
over: John E. Beard, Windsor; John P.
Frick and Hugh W. McCall, York; Julius
Kister, Newberry; Henry C. Smyser,
Dillsburg A new M. E. Church will
be dedicated, near Gatchelville, on Sun
day, June 26th The Lutheran Church
of Rev. Lilly, in York, is to be enlarged
and modernized A new and commodi
ous public school building is to be erected
at Wrightsville One hundred and three
boats were cleared dow i the Tide-Water
Canal for the weekending June 3d.
DAUPHIN COUNTY.—Some robbers en
tered the jewelry store of C. A. Aughin
baugh' in Harrisburg, on Thursday night
of last week, chloroformed the clerk, and
carried off $3OO worth of jewelry Two
cases of suicide occurred in Harrisburg in
one week. One of them was a Mrs. Sex
ton, who cut her throat with a razor. She
leaves nine children 1 young man
named Win. Zeigler, residing with Samuel
Roush, farmer, near Harrisburg, disap
peared on Monday night of last week, and
has not been heard from. Ile left all his
clothing and other articles where lie had
been living Out-door preaching is held
every Sunday in Harrisburg The Odd
Fellows of 'Harrisburg are making ar
rangements to build a large Hall, next to
the Bolton House, on Market Square, to
cost SlOO,OOO The work on the Dauphin
county soldiers' monument is progressing
rapidly Recruiting for the army is brisk
at Harrisburg The statue of "Liberty"
is being raised on the Mexican monument
on the Capitol grounds The Harrisburg-
Zouaves will attend the dedication of the
National Monument at Gettysburg on the
Ist of July.
BERES C'OUNTY.—The post office and
store of Fisher & Kreider, at Stroudsburg;
were robbed on Wednesday night of last
week. About seventy dollars worth of
postage stamps were taken The dead
are being removed from the burying ground
of the First Reformed church of Reading.
The ground is to be disposed of for build
ing purposes A large amount of live
stock is passing over the East Pa. Rail
road daily, to the New York markets
Zechariah Rush, a young man about 18
years of age who was employed with T.
W. Ludwig, Esq., residing at Douglass
ville, stabbed, Hiram Grove, a hostler at
Mishler's hotel, at that place, on Thurs
day evening last, iu the left side. The
wounded man it now considered out of
danger A large deposit of hematite
iron ore has recently been found on the
farm of Mr. Beidler, in Spring township.
CHESTER COUNTY.-Mr. Isaac McFad
den and wife, of Lionville, celebrated
their golden wedding on the 28th ult
Mr. Marcus Patten of West Whiteland,
while driving to Oakland, on Wednesday
of last week, in company with three gen
tlemen, upset his carriage and severelyin
,jured two of the inmates. The horses ran
off, and one slipped and fell, breaking his
leg West Chester iVas lively last week.
The Pennsylvania Reserves held their an
niversary on Tuesday. On Wednesday a
horse exhibition was held on the fair
grounds, and altogether the staid Quaker
town was decidedly brisk Susan Town
send, of West Whiteland, sold a calf to
Savery Cope, last week, which weighed
200 pounds when six weeks old Mrs.
Catharine Harley, of West Whiteland,
has a young chicken which has four legs.
Two are perfect and the other two are at
tached to one of the perfect legs. It is
living and doing well Taylor Dilworth,
East Nantmeal, has a stalk of rye which
measures 7 feet 6 inches.
Editors Father .Abr«ha»i: Believing that
the office should seek the man, some of
the neighbors and friends of HENRY M.
ENGLE, Esq., of Marietta, .*ould urge
the people of Lancaster county to send
him to the Legislature. We have not
consulted him, and do not know whether
he will accept the place, but we take this
means of bringing his name before the
people. He is au honest, incorruptible
and intelligent mau, who knows what the
people want, is extensively known by the
people, and would be a faithful representa