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jaqtr /br4am. INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE LANCASTER CITY, OA -4.• • FRIDAY, JULY 9,1869. Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection of the Revenue and Payment of the Public Debt.—GRANT. OUR BANNER! REPUBLICAN STATE NOMINATIONS. For liovernor, (EN. JOHN W. GEARY. For Judge of the Supreme Court, HON. HENRY W. WILLIAMS, OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY 1869. FATHER ABRAHAM! FOR THE CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA! PH SCRIVEFFLEBRENNER,ESQ., READY FOR ACTION! The popular illustrated Radical Republican Campaign paper, published with the most gratifying success during the memorable con test in 1868, will be especially devoted to the same cause in 1869, by a vigorous and cordial support of the Republican candidates for Go vernor and Judge of the Supreme Court. The popular and highly amusing letters of PIT SC HWEFFLEBBENITEIt will appear week ly as heretofore. The paper has been consid erably enlarged since 1868, as well as im proved in every respect. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET UP CLUBS, at the following terms of subscription : One copy, for six months $ 75 Ten copies, ~ a 4 6.00 Fifteen copies, " " 8.00 Twenty copies, " " 10.00 And fifty cents for each additional copy over twenty, and au extra copy for getting up a club of twenty. Ing All subscriptions must be paid in advance. Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN, Lancaster, Pa. BUSINESS NOTICE. MIL ti. BAKER YOHNO, the Lancaster News Dealer, who everybody knows, is agent for FATHER ABRAHAM, and is authorized to take subscriptions and receive money for the same, OUR PLATFORM. The resolutions passed at our State Con vent ion are short, sharp, and easily un derstood. They declare, Ist—Peace and prosperity through the election of President Grant. 2d--Approval of Gen. Grant's Policy. 3d—Confidence in the general Adminis tration to settle the Alabama difficulty. 4t1.---Sympathy for the struggling peo ple of Cuba and the oppressed of all na tions. tll- Against special legislation. 6th-1n favor of a pure Judiciary. Adherance to the doctrine of pro tection of home industry. Bth--A cordial support of the ticket. THE REGISTRY LAW CONSTITUTIONAL! As we predicted in a former issue, the Supreme Court, in full bench, has over ruled the infamous decision ofJ udge Shars wood declaring the new Registry Law Unconstitutional. "How arc you, cops?" THE PEOPLE SPEAKING. Ror. .1. S. Rutan has been nominated as the Republican candidate for the State Senate from the Beaver and Washington District. The conference adopted a reso lution calling upon him to make a distinct and unqualified avowal in favor of "the passage of a law to require the Commis sioners of the Sinking FUnd to apply all the balance of the funds iu the Treasury of the State available for that pur pose, to the purchase of the outstand ing debt of the Commonwealth." Mr. Buten, as well as the candidates for for Assembly in those two counties, most emphatically endorsed the resolution. The people all over the State are moving in favor of the proposition of Senator Bil lingfelt, to relieve the State Treasurer from the custody of so large an amount of the people's money. USED UP! Andrew Jackass Steinman was chair man of the committee on resolutions of the late Copperhead County Convention. The second resolution of the series most effectually dispeses of President Grant, and is a quotation from an individual named Andy Johnson, who has a trifle more brains than the afore-mentioned Jackass—but only a trifle more. It is a curiosity, and we give it entire: "That the administration of Ulysses S. Grant has failed to meet the very mode rate expectations of the people, and has caused them to agree with Andrew John son when he says that `Grant hasn't a single idea. Ile has no policy, no con ception of what the country requires. lle don't understand the philosophy of a single great question. Ile is mendacious, cun ning and treacherous. He is nothing more than a bundle of petty spites, jeal ousies and resentments. Ile is the great est farce that was ever thrust upon the people, and is only fit to ornament a country cross roads grocery.' , ' There now—it is all over with Grant, sure! TRIUMPH OF RHPUBLICANLSM. The people are already reaping the ben efits of the great Republican victory of 1868. Since the inauguration of General Grant as President of the Vnited States, since the Johnsonian copperhead system of wholesale fraud and corruption in high places has been broken up and aims filled by faithful and competent men, during the very short period of four months of the new Republican Administration, the na tional debt has been reduced over THIRTY SIX MILLIONS OF Dom Ans, and during the month of June alone, over SIXTEEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS were paid off, be ing an average reduction of orcr hay* a million every day. At this rate, the na tional debt, during the first year of Presi dent Grant's administration, will be re duced about two homirect millions 'dollars.' And yet copperhead leaders have the audacity to ask the tax-payers of Penn sylvania to vote against this party, and restore the old democratic Treasury thieves and traitors to power! Will they do it? Not much. DEMOCRACY AND NEGRO SUFFRAGE• 1869. From that intensely copperhead sheet, the Reading Daily Eafile, of the 3rd inst., we clip the following: "The Father Abraham constantly re peats the exploded falsehood that the Democracy are more in favor of negro suffrage than formerly. Will the rail splitter mention a single Northern Demo cratic convention, or a single Northern Democratic paper, which has endorsed or even favored negro suffrage or negro equality? if not, get Forney to invent a fresh fib, for a future text." On reading the above we just happened to have on our table an extract from, the New York World, the leading organ of the Democratic party of the North, which paper strongly advises its party to give up the dead issues of the past, and especi ally 'to abandon its hostility to the negro. It asserts that the 15th amendment is certain to become ratified as part of the constitu tion. With such authority as the New York World, we need Hot go the trouble of naming any of the smaller fry of (Imo cratic journals to prove that they are coming round, even as the avowed friends of negro suffrage. Of course, it is not ex pected that the democracy of Old Berks— Dan. Ermantrout only excepted—is ready to take the great step, in which the World has already taken the lead. DEMOCRATS SELLING} OUT ! Democrats—particularly delegates and representatives—appear to be constantly in the market, and for sale, cheap, for cash. It has just been announced that the unin structed delegates to their State conven tion are going to meet at the Bolton House, Harrisburg, on the evening•of the 13th "for the purpose of consultation," which means, of course, to receive sealed proposals from their millionaire candidates, Packer and Cass. And it is well under stood also, that, after " consulting " the amount of stamps then and there offered, they will have no difficulty in deciding which of the candidates will be most available. The Reading Eqyle, not being in this arrangement, comes out strongly against it, saying: "We hate Gov. Geary—we hate the whole Radical party and we hate a Re publican victory—but above all this we hate a bought-out Democrat. Our advice to the uninstructed delegates is to stay away from this consultation." It is a somewhat remarkable fact that democratic papers never accuse Republi cans of being "bought up," but only the members and representatives of their own party. And before the close of the pre sent campaign, we predict, there will be plenty of them offered, very cheap for cash, or in exchange for whisky, without regard to quality. Our Republican friends would do well not to be in a hurry about buying, but wait until they are down to their real value, say about fifteen cents each, or, wholesale,at ten dollars per hun dred. At the latter figure we wouldn't mind buying a lot, and vote them up on Sour Kraut Hill. It would perhaps be the cheapest way to reconstruct that very interesting locality. THE READING DAILY TIMES, under the able management of its new editors and proprietors, Messrs. J. Kuabb & Co., has become one of the very best papers in the State, comparing very favorably with the dailies of Philadelphia and Pittsburg. Louis Richards, act., has charge of the local department, and his reports are al ways original, well prepared, and in every respect reliable. Success to the recon structed Daily Times. THE dedication of the Gettysburg Mon ument took place on Thursday of last week, bringing together a large assemblage of people, embracing many eminent mili tary men and civilians. Henry Ward Beecher delivered the introductory prayer. Gen. Meade unveiled the figures. Senator Morton, of Indiana, delivered the oration, and Bayard Taylor read an original poem. WE have received the communication of Argus," containing an interesting account of the commencement exercises of the Pennsylvania Military Academy, at Chester, Pa. We regret that its great length and the limited space in our col umns compel us to decline its publication. A SPECIMEN BRICK. The copperhead papers make a great out-cry about the extravagance of Repub lican legislatures, and promise great things in ease they get into power. It is hardly worth while to spend much time in ex posing the hollowness of their profhssions, as the people know them, yet we'll refresh their memories a little with a specimen of their management when they have the power. By sonic mishap, the copperheads succeeded in electing a majority of the Ohio Legislature in 1867. The provisions of the constitution of that State contem plate one legislative session in two years. The cops held thrte sessions in their term of two years. They were in session two hundred and sixty days—longer than was ever before known in Ohio, and at an ex pense of s•2so,o'24lo—more than double that of their Republican predecessors. This model Democratic Legislature, we learn further, created between thirty and forty new offices, at a cost to the people for salaries, fees and expenses of at least $75,000 per annum. They added to the State liabilities for various purposes about $1,500,000; and in order to avoid an in crease of taxes levied for State purposes, they diminished the sum levied to pay the State debt, and increased the levy for other State purposes almost $OOO,OOO. This, in brief, is a statement of the capacity of Democratic legislators to plunder the peo ple, wherever or whenever they get the opportunity. And this will be their course in Pennsylvania if by any misfortune they should get the control of the State Gov ernment. COPS TRYING TO RAISE THE WIND. The Democracy of Old Berks are liar ' up for funds. Their leaders and Colin officers, well knowing that it's all up with their party, won't come down with their stamps to carry on the campaign. The Eagle, however, won't give it up so, and calls upon the unwashed and uncombed to raise the needed funds by each giving only a quarter! The Reading Daily Times, referring to this new plan, says: " The Eagle, in suggesting a plan to raise money to carry ou the coming cam paign, says: Let us have twenty-five cent certificates printed—similar to those used in Sabbath Schools to raise mission ary funds—and what Democrat would not buy one.' In view of the promised Democratic victory, (?) it seems quite out of place to be already crying for quarter. You musu't give it up so soon, gentlemen. But, seriously, hadn't you better issue 5 cent certificates, for the result will be the same—Geary will be elected—and you can save money by adopting our suggestion." There was a time when the Democracy of Old Berks could raise any amount of money for political purposes. But now their men of means are beginning to see that they can make more profitable in vestments than in their miserable, cor rupt and unpatriotic old party. Mr. Clymer is out of politics, making iron and helping to build railroads; Ancona has turned his attention to insurance against fire; Glancy Jones has left for Delaware, the State of whipping posts, and other purely Democratic institutions; "Larry" Getz has sold out his Democratic printing office and serving out his congressional term, which will put an end to his partici pation in partisan affairs, and "the rest, residue and remainder" of the party, in cluding printing offices, banners, flags and " tixins'' have been bought up by the pro prietors of the Eagle, who now run the machine like a second-hand furniture and variety store, looking only to the meek and lowly followers for support. The cause of this change—the steady and wholesome growth of Republicanism in Berks county—is easily understood. It is the work of school houses, English newspapers, railroads, telegraph wires, Methodist meeting houses and the liberal reward of every branch of industry under the wise and economical administration oft the Government by the representatives of the great Republican party. AN old farmer in Ohio, having read that the State Penitentiary cleared seven thousand dollars during the past year by the labor of the convicts, sat some time in deep thought and then exclaimed: "I think we'd better turn our Legislature into a penitentiary, by jingo!" Jes so! TIIE first and most important quality in the female sex is sweetness of temper. Heaven did not give to them insinuation and persuasion in order to be surly; it did not make them weak in order to be be im perious; it did not give to them a sweet voice in order to be employed in scolding; nor (lid it provide them delicate features in order to be disfigured by anger. A REFOR3I tick .t is called for in Phila delphia. Break down the ring, nominate honest men and not allow a few corrupt politicians to make a ticket, is all that is necessary now to make a winning party. Why wilt people, who are continually re forming, stay away from the delegate elec tions ? The people themselves are re sponsible for the character of the ticket nominated. —Many years ago, a Boston lawyer got lost while traveling in the woods, on Cape Coc. Coming to a house, he rode up to the door, and - accosted the lady of the house as follows: "Madam, if you will tell me who I was, who I am, where I am, and where I am going, I will give you a dollar." "You were Kent the minister, you are now Kent the lawyer; you are in Falmouth woods, and you are going to the devil." lie hanged her the dollar and passed on. The lady happened to know him. JOB PRINTIBO. Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes, Posters, &c., &c., printed in the best style and at reasonable rates, at the FATHRE ABRA HAM Job Printing Office. Orders by mail promptly attended to. t father Abraham's Chips. MASSA( HT :SETTS, like Maine, has slaw against luggage smashing on railroads. NEVEft wait fin• a thing to turn up. Go and turn it up yourself. It takes less time and is sure to be done. TUOSE who are advocating, the temper ance cause in speeches, are denominated water-spouts. THE vote of the Methodist Episcopal Church on Lay Delegation, as far as heard from, stands: For, 31,165; against, 12,075. ahr it x Emperor of Russia has scut a small field piece to General Grant, on which are engraved tho names of his vic tories. A BoY was suffocated to death in Craw ford county, by having his head caught between the rails of a fence he was climb ing over. WOMEN can buy dough in the evening in New York, and have hot cakes for breakfast without the trouble of making them. IN Roanoke county, Virginia, is a wheat field of 7000 acres, which has been harvested in first-rate condition, the yield being large. IN May the people Of New York spent 8222,000 in going to theatres, :751,000 in riding on street ears, and $97,000 riding in omnibuses. THE New York bulependent estiinates that the population of Chicago in 1870 will be 370,000; in 1880, 600,000; and in 1890, 1,000,000. THE Governor has issued an order for the execution, on Wednesday, the 11th of August, of Charles Orne, one of the Brod head murderers, at Stroudsburg, Monroe county. M. S. QUAY, Esq., editor of the Bearer Radical has been made Secretary of the Republican State Central Committee. The ,Niadquarterp of the Committee will be in 11Philadelphia. IT is stated that young ladies make the best telegraph operators in a thunder storm, inasmuch as none have yet been found who are afraid of the electric sparks—"or any other man." When the French cable is laid, however, they may be a little more wary. THERE is a little girl ten years old in Kentucky who has never spoken to her father. She converses freely with any one else, but when her father speaks she is silent. She has been whipped for her obstinancy, but persists in saying that she has tried to speak to him and cannot. MAYOR Fox has much trouble in try ing to keep his police force from stealing property they are expected to protect. At a recent lire at Leonard, Baker Co.'s in Philadelphia, a lot of valuable silks, etc., were stolen. AT the late Copperhead Convention in Maine, the only resolution of any account adopted, was one in favor of free trade. Yet workingmen throughout the country support this party and hope to keep wages up. What folly. As GRANT was driving to the ferry, in New York, a short time since, he was recognized by the driver of a car, who shouted at the top of his voice: "Do you moind the dhrop o' wather I gave ye, for nint the stunted ponies, at Shpottsylvania Court House?" IT is announced that at the coming meet ing of the Pennsylvania Teachers' Asso ciation, to take place at Harrisburg, Au gust 10th, ladies will be entertained free of charge, and gentlemen at one dollar and one dollar and fifty . cents per day. The usual half rate fares ou railroads will be secured. A YOUNG woman in West Grantville, Mass., arose in her sleep, a few nights since, and after dressing her hair with the utmost care and precision, walked five miles to her home in Toland, in her night clothes, never awakening until just before her arrival, when she naturally caused quite a sensation. THE profits of the Boston Peace Jubilee amounted to $110,700. To this are to be added the profits from the Gilmore testi monial, and then Mr. Gilmore is to re ceive $50,000, and the remainder is to go to the widows and orphans. Mr. Gilmore has also received a house and lot in Bos ton, valued at $25,000, as a gift from the managers. IT is not what people eat, but what they digest, that makes them strong. It is not what they gain, but what they save, that makes them rich. It is not what they read, but what they remember, that makes them learned. It is not what they profess, but what they practice, that makes them good neighbors, useful citi zens and Christians. EVERY young man is eagerly asking the best way of getting on in life. The Bible gives a very brief answer to the question : " Walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous." Many books of advice and direction have been written, but that is the gist of them all. Tun Soldiers' Monument at Gettysburg is sixty feet high, consisting of a massive pedestal, twenty-five feet square at the base, and the die and cap crowned with a three-quarter globe; on which stands a colossal statue of the genius of Liberty, holding in her right hand the victor's wreath of laurel, and clasping with the left a sheathed sword. The inscription reads : "Gettysburg, July 1,2, 3, 1863." Oun candidate fur Governor, General Geary, is a veteran soldier of two of the most glorious wars of the Republic. In both cases he went in to seek no holiday service. He served fully and ably, and in thalast and greatest war he only returned to the Oosorn of his native Commonwealth when the great army of Sherman was dis banded,after its ever-memorable campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas. The people, endorsed him in 1866, and they will not desert him now. IT is a common rule, and one easy in observance, both with vehicles anti pedes trians, going in opposite directions, that when they meet each should take the right hand side in passing. Nothing is more disagreeable, and to bystanders a more ludicrous sight,than to meet a person who takes the same side of a walk as yourself, and causing frequently a dodging of both parties from one side to the other, until one, losing patience, stands still and lets the other pass. THINGS IN PHILADELPHIA The Fourth, and how it was Celebrated on the Fifth—The Veterans of the War of 1812— The Washington Statue—Return of the Calico llose—The Registry Law—Democratic City Ticket—A split Imminent—Ledger Excur sion, &c. PHILADELPHIA, July Bth, 1869. DEAR ASE : Nu finer weather could have been desired for the celebration of the Fourth than Sunday and Monday proved to be. A cool wind was blowing all day, and though we had no public celebration, there was sufficient enthusiasm to be found among our citizens not to allow the day to pass by quite unforgotten. On Sunday the different military organiza tions attended divine worship, in full uniform, whilst sermons of a decidedly independent nature were preached in most of the churches. Monday morning was ushered in by the ring ing of bells and firing of cannon. At nine o'clock the children and teachers of the first school district assembled and presented to the city a handsome statue of Washington. The statue has been placed on Chestnut street, immediately in front of Independence Hall, and the street from Fifth to Sixth was a perfect jam of people, assembled to witness the presentation, and listen to patri otic speeches from Hon. Henry D. Moore, George F. Gardon, Esq., Wm. 11. Hanna, Esq., and Mayor Fox. The veterans of the War of 1812 assembled in the Supreme Court Room and toasts were reported and responded to by the old heroes. Forty-one deaths have occurred during the past year. Young America was early on the street raising a din and confusion with fire crackers and powder, and as no one seemed to inter fere, they had things all their own way, and spent the day joyously. Thousands went out of the city, and boats and railways all had more passengers than could possibly be accommodated, many being compelled to remain at home for want of transportation. Altogether we can boast of forty-odd fires during the 4th and sth, and eleven accidents from the careless use of firearms, and as there was any quantity of whisky sold during the day, of course we had rows innumerable. The appeal from the decision ofJudge Share wood, declaring the Registry Law unconstitu tional, came up before a full bench of the Su preme Court last week. The Board of Aldermen were represented by Messrs. Gibbons, Mere dith and others, and Phillips and Hirst for the other. side. At the time of my writing the Court holds the matter under advisement. An escort, large and imposing, greeted the boys of the "Calico" upon their return from their trip to your city on Tuesday evening last. Desiring to know what kind of au opin ion had been formed of Lancaster, I took the trouble to inquire, and all unite in pronounc ing it a decidedly wide awake place, and not one member but is iu ecstacy over the manner iu which they were treated during their brief visit. The boys were received at the depot by the "Ginger Hose," "Screw Guzzle Engine," "Duster Hose," and several other organizations of a like kith, and escorted to their house after a street display. The doings of the late Democratic Conven tion have raised a terrible howl among the decenter portion of the party. The Sunday press comes down on the whole ticket rather hefty, and in a manner not calculated to make it over popular. The Dispatch says "the ticket represents nothing but the worst elements of the Democratic party. The whisky and rail way rings, the ballot box stutters, the shoul der hitters, the prize fighters, the thieves and gamblers, have united in a bold effort to govern the quiet and respectable members of the party." The Mercury, the leading Sunday organ of the Cops,is even yet more severe, and pitches in as follows : "The Democratic Conventions held iu this city last week were eminently discreditable iu all respects. From bodies composed of the worst possible material nothing but the worst possible action could be reasonably expected. With an exception or two, a weaker ticket than. that present could hardly have been made; while the disorder, 'violence, dishonesty and black guardism which marked the proceedings of every one of the nominating bodies, but espe cially those of the City and County Conven tions, were, perhaps, never exceeded, if equaled, on any similar occasion. "As usual, the important business of select ing candidates foe the party was committed to persons having neither the sense nor the vir tue requisite for that body. It would be both an insult and a tie to seat that they represented the mass at the Democracy in this city. They really represented nobody but themselves and the wretched " roughs" and rowdies who elected them as delegates, and who invariably compose the entire constitutency of the nomi nating conventions of both political parties in Philadelphia. "We confess that we are not of those who can urge decorus and prudent action to-day, and violence to-morrow. Such persistent and au dacious violation of every principle of party policy and public decency shall no longer re ceive tolleration. The fact of a great and once glorious party, with great principles at stake, being not only ruled but ruined by devils in human shape, is enough to make every re spectable citizen sick even of the name of De mocracy." A split in the party is imminent, and a loud cry is made for the formation of a new ticket. It matters very little, however, who is nomi nated, as the Republican ticket is bound to The excursion of the Ledger employees was a big thing, fourteen hundred and eighty ex cursionists participating, many of whom were from the interior, and even other States being represented. Yours, P. have just learned that the Su preme Court has rendered a decision in our favor regarding the Registry Law—deciding it constitutional as adopted by the last Legis lature. This, in connection with the bad Democratic ticket, will insure the success of the Republican ticket in this city by the pre vention of frauds. [COMMUNICATED.] HABBIBBIINGI., July 6, 1869 Dear Father Abraham: In your issue of Friday last I notice you announce the name Esaia* Billingfelt for State Senate. Seldom has it been the happy privilege of your corres pondent to bear testimony of one so honor able honest and fearless in the cause of right, justice and morality. Such an one is the tried, faithful representative of Lancaster county. I congratulate the Republicans of my native county that they have been so successful in prevailing upon this standard bearer of Retrenchment and Reform to per mit bis name to be nailed to the flag staff once more. I was fearful that no inducement could be made to the Honorable Senator to allow his name again to appear as a esiadidaie for re-election for ape** ,I, The Writer .is rqktuit well aware that in a. , • , ... it it has been a loss to • . ~' •' .. * 49 A member of the Aar , , '.ice ' fully serving the bee , ) .., .11Ir Bit ency and the Of the turd. iun with a zea• cane** ift,tl Mid pro perty, be mast wsinaribo sae neo• his own business and nmr, home deities: KAtowing this to be the hat, I am convinced *acts is only his sense ot dnty to his homit-trieish by whose earnest solicitation he has eincSasked once again letaileAC field. A I NOW, _ . . I congre th e 4, .ffia., that thei - :w.--- - warding Of th during the Legi Not on!; honor thi but eve' name is been trio man of ti went an mental of some Mon, the results of which will greatly accrue to the interests of the State. He was also the originator of the famous Sinking Fund amend ment to the Appropriation Bill, whereby the State would have at least been saved fifty or seventy-five thousand dollars, and with the surplus funds in the State Treasury, eight hundred thousand dollars of the State debt would have been paid off. Through the de termined efforts of Senator Billingfelt, this amendment, by a vote of 19 to 9, was incor porated into the 21st Section of the appropria tion bill, after which, in passing through the Conference Committee, this important section was stricken out. None the less indebted are the tax payers of the State to the Senator. True to the people, he never " gave up the ship," but fought the " Treasury Bing" to the last. This is but an instance of the character of the man you delight to honor. A personal, intimate acquaintance with Mr. B. for 4 years, and more, at the Capitol, enables me to freely say that never have I seen or heard the faint est suspicion of his committing a dishonest or dishonorable act. Even his bitterest enemies and political opponents admire him for his noble traits of character. Much as we desire to bring to the notice of his constituents many things that we are acquainted with of his political life while in Harris burg, that would do honor to the man, we are satisfied it would not add one iota to the popularity of Hon. Esaias Billingfelt. BERKS COUNTY.—The Reading Daily Times strongly protests against the erec tion of the new city hall at the corner of Fifth and Franklin streets, which lot is entirely too small for such a building An unknown man, apparently 35 years of age, was found floating on the Schuylkill canal, near Reading, on Friday last. lie was poorly dressed in a woolen shirt and blue woolen pants, and had an open sore on his leg The Fourth street M. E. church, of Reading, voted 30 for lay delegation, and 4 against Ellen Dona hue, aged six years, fell into a drain near Seyfert, McManus & Co.'s pipe mill, Reading, and was drowned on Monday of last week Charles K. Robinson, a member of the Reading bar, died on Sat urday last, aged about thirty-eight years. The Fourth was celebrated in Reading by a procession of the several Councils of American Mechanics, a general musical entertainment in Penn Square early in the morning, and by hiding a very con siderable amount of lager beer during the day. Also, by several Sunday schools in the favorite groves for holding pic-nics in the vicinity of the city Henry I)au trich, a young man employed upon the farm of Daniel Raudenbush, near the Green Tree tavern, in Cumru township, fell from a cherry tree, a height of about twenty-five feet, on Wednesday evening, dislocating one of his hips, and severely bruising his head. CfirsTEn COUNTY.—A little daughter of Samuel Pierson, of East Nottingham, a few days ago, jumped from a horse at tached to a mower, while the machine was in motion, and her feet were caught by the knives, and lacerated in a frightful manner Ground has been secured by the Oxthrd Water and Gas Company, with a fine spring, about half a mile from the borough tbr the construction of a basin The newly discovered ore mines of John Overholser, near Lionville, have proven to be quite rich, and are now worked with good success 1. colored man named Bill Edenton, said to be an old offender, stole a pair of oxen and cart, on the night of the 2:Ali ult., the property of John Malin, of New Garden. Ile was overtaken, arrested, and the property recovered next day.... The barn of Frank lin Seidel, in East Nantmcal, was struck by lightning on Sunday before last, killing two cows The Villayt leeenr(l gives the following account of a heifer going after greenbacks: Last week, John Yetter, of Pocopson, while at his brother's, Edward Yetter's, Mortouville, took off his vest and hung it up, giving his a sistance to the killing of some sheep. lie hid left his pocket-book, which was pretty well filled with greenbacks and valuable papers, in the vest pocket. He had not been long at work, when looking in the direction of where he had left his vest, be saw the latter lying on the ground, and a very tine young heifer standing over it, busily engaged chewing somet.iing that Mr. Yetter thought looked very much like his pocket-book. Hurrying to the spot, he found a sad state of affairs. True enough, the heifer was eating his pocket-book, having previously devoured all its con tents, embracing about $l4O in money, and a number of vendue bills of different amounts, ranging from $5O to $3OO. Mr. Y. snatched up the fragments, but they were nearly worthless. What was to be done. The heifer could not be made to "refund" by persuasion or other mild means. It was at length decided to "force a payment," and to do this it was neces sary to kill the animal, which was done, and three $2O notes were recovered, but the balance of the other money, dm, had been so "changed" as to be worthless. ScorYLKILL COUNTY.—The Fourth was celebrated in various parts of the county, and generally in an appropriate manner, and without more than usual in toxication and disorder Robert Hardy was killed by a fall of coal in Thomas Shollenberger's mine near Mount Pleasant Erastus Klapp was caught in the cog wheels of the corning works of Smith's powder mills, near Cressona, and had his left arm torn from the socket A little jeirl eleven years old, the daughter of Ma or D. B. Holmes, of Schuylkill Haven, accidentally fell into the canal, near her home, and drowned During a thunder storm on Monday before last, cell No. 2 of the County Jail was struck by lightning, but the only damage done, says the Stan dard, was knocking a lighted pipe out of a prisoner's mouth. WARWICK ORK COUNTY.—The farmers are har vesting their grain, which is very abun dant Wm. Wagner, Esq., for many years cashier of the York County National Bank, and an old and highly esteemed citizen, died at his residence in York on Monday morning last Saturday the 3d inst., was observed as the anniversary of our national independence The Young Men's Christian Association is fully or ganized, and their rooms in Ebert's build ing were dedicated with interesting , and appropriate ceremonies on last Monday evening. The young ladies of the different churches of the town presented the asso ciation with a beautiful Bible ..... Euly, Tuesday morning of last week, the store room and dwelling of C. M. Itaffensber ger, on Main street, was discovered to be on fire, but the flames were extinguished before much damage was done Mr. Jesse Zeigler, of Jackson township, fell from a cherry tree on Saturday last, and was so severely injured that his recovery is considered doubtfbl, STAT.E NEWS.