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jatPtr ,tbralam. INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE • * 10;* LANCASTER CITY. YA FRIDAY, AUGUST 20,1889. R4onomy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection of the Revenue and Payment of the Public Debt.—OßAN T. CIRCULATION OVER 5,9001 Increase Since LW Week's Issue, 8001 OUR BANNERI REPUBLICAN STATE NOMINATIONS For Governor, GEN. JOHN W. GEARY. For Judge of the Supreme Court, HON. HENRY W. WILLIAMS, OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY CAMPAIGN OF 1869. GEARY, WILLTAMS AND VICTORY! FATHER ABRAHAM FOR THE CAMPAIGN. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE For the purpose of placing this popular cam paign paper as far as possible in the hands of every voter, we offer the following LOW it A TES OF ?•••13 BSultipTlON, from the nth of August next until after the October election. One copy $ 40 Five copies, (to one Address) 160 Ten copies, .6 2 50 And twenty-five cents for every additional sub scriber to thE dub of ten. SIX MONTLE SUBSCRIPTIONS AS FOLLOWS: One copy, six months, ...4 75 Five copies, six mont his, .... ..... .. 3 25 Ten copies, Mx months.. 6 00 Fifteen copies, six months, 8 25 Twenty copies, six months,... 10 00 And fifty cents for each additional subscriber over twenty, witbian extra copy to getter up of the club. PIT SCHWEFFLEBRENNER, ESQ., Will contribute bib popular letters weekly. SEND IN THE CLUBS. riS r " All subscriptions must be paid in advance Address, RAUCH & COCHRAN, Lancaster, Pa. TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS We bad expected that the large extra edition OfFATHER ABRAHAM printed last week, would supply all orders for back num bers. The rush of new subscribers, how ever, has exceeded our most sanguine ex pecta tions,and all our edition is exhausted. We will furnish to all such as do not re ceive the No. of August 13, an additional number after the election, so that all will be supplied with the fall number to which they are entitled. THE PACKER LEADER. " Brick" Pomeroy, the great apostle of Democracy, says he " would repudiate the national debt in two seconds if he had the power." Again he says, "we dare urge repudiation, we dare head a mob and bat ter down the vaults where our masters keep the notes which they say we must pay." This same " Brick" was sent from New York to Harrisburg to engineer Packer through the Democratic Conven tion, and you are asked to support men who hold and endorse the same principles that the unscrupulous Brick has the bold ness to advocate through the columns of his paper. Working men, look to your interests before you surrender yourselves to the enemies of your country. OPPOSED TO HONEST ELECTIONS Harper's Weekly well says that the De mocracy as a party of principle has ceased to be formidable; but as a conspiracy against honest elections it still challenges the vigi lance of every man who values true popular government. It is to be remem bered that all who justify the rebellion and pledge the " lost cause"—all who would repudiate the national debt and dishonor the national name—all who disbelieve in popular government—all who would per petuate hostilities of race—all who oppose a registry and its strict enforcement—the ignorant and the dangerous part of the population—instinctively ally themselves to the party that is responsible for the vast system of election frauds. EARLY IN THE FIELD. We learn that the distinguished repre sentative from Philadelphia, Elisha W. Davis, is already in the field as a candi date for Speaker of the next House of Re presentatives. Would it not be as well •for the " rooster" to wait awhile ? By the-way—what will that other " rooster," Strang, of Tioga, say to it ? He is also a candidate, and will have to be on the alert. Altogether, they are a pretty pair of worthies, and we hope, that if returned to the Legislature, neither will be allowed to occupy the Speaker's chair. An interesting letter from our Phila delphia correspondent is unavoidably crowded out this week. A TRUE PICTURE What good thing has the Democratic party achieved or proposed to achieve in the last twenty years ? Can one be nam ed ? Since 1880 it has been a party of mere negations. It opposed every measure to put down the rebellion ; it opposed every measure in the. way of progress and reform ; it has opposed every attempt to amend and perfect our National Constitu tion ; it has opposed every attempt to ex tend the boundaries of human rights; it has opposed every attempt to improve the National credit or protect the National honor. For ten years before 1860 it was an affirmative party, but affirmed the worst possible things. It affirmed the arig,htfulness and beneficence of slavery ; it affirmed the repeal of the Missouri Com promise, which was a great breach of Na tional faith, and was theteg,inning of the war ; it affirmed the infamous doctrines of Dred Scott decision, by which our Na tional Constitution was converted from a charter of liberty into an indenture of slavery ; and in general terms, it affirmed all manner of wickedness, corruption and extravagance in National and State ad ministrations. The Democratic party can not be divorced from its historical and traditional character. THINK OF IT I That we have a common country, bound together by stronger ties than ever, grow ing more rapidly than ever, with brighter hopes and prospects than ever before; that more than ever excites the admiration, hopes and wishes of the oppressed millions of other lands, and that all this we owe to the Republican party ; and but for that party the Union would have been broken into fragments, slavery would have tri umphed, and the sun of liberty set in blood; and where now we have bright and glorious prospects, and beautiful vistas of the future, would be darkness, despair and death. The people will take care of their friends and enemies, and the second Tues day of October will tell the tale in the Keystone State, by the triumphant re election of John W. Geary. LOOK OUT FOR FRAUDS! We caution the people to watch the polls in their districts on Saturday week, and see that the primary elections are honestly conducted. That the managers of the "Ring," are determined to ac complish their purpose, by any means, fair or foul, is beyond all doubt. It is said that Earl, East Earl, Ephrata, West Cocalico, Conoy, Penn, Fulton, Drumore, West .Elempfield, Pequea, Manheim-twp., Mount Joy, and several other districts, are " set up" by the Ring masters, to go solid for the Oily Gammon, John M. Stehman, for Senator, any how. Now this cannot be done, unless there is cheat ing around, and we call upon the honest Republicans of those districts to wATert THE BALLOT-BOX! HUNGRY. In his speech at the Republican meeting at Reading, a couple of weeks ago, lion. T. J. Bigham, of Pittsburg, got off the fol lowing good one : I said the Democracy were awfully hungry. They will light down upon Pack er worse than tie locusts In Egypt. Let me illustrate by a story: Some years since I was down the Mississippi river. I wanted to go to a point :n Arkansas, which led through a swamp said to be animated with mosquitoes. I went to a livery stable to get a horse • they would not g ive me a horse unless I would pay some five dollars for greasing, his head, neck, ears, body and legs with lard, to protect him against the mosquitoes. The hungry ,Democrats are far worse than the Arkansas mosqui toes. Col. Mutchler who does the groom ing for Mr. Packer, will have to use a hogshead of lard to protect him from these blood-sucking Deincici`a,ts.lf IMPUDENCE George Brubaker and a toady of his, who thinks he hides his tracks, made a proposition the other day to a prominent candidate for Senator, to withdraw from the contest for that position, and they would guarantee his nomination to the House of Representatives. They were ready to pledge a number of townships to him solid, Diu., ttc. The bid did not take, however. These smart men think they own the Republican party of the county. They'll have their eyes opened before they are two weeks older. HOW DO THEY LIKE IT I How do Democrats like the " great vic tory )7 in Tennessee, after &titer's Nash ville speech? He emphasized the follow ing in a abort address delivered before an immense audience on Tuesday evening.— " There must be no proscription on account of rebellion, race or COLOR! Suffrage and the f ullest political and civil rights must be FREE TO ALL!" That "civil rights . ” means office for the negro; and the election of Seater is hailed as a great Democratic victory. Well may ever Irish Democrat exclaim, "Am I I, or who am 1102 WHERE ASA'S HEART IS. Asa Packer is worth twenty millions of dollars; eighteen millions are invested in the interests which go to make New York city the empire city of this continent, and a very small portion identified with any interest in Pennsylvania. The declaration of scripture is undoubtedly true, " That where a man's treasure is there will his heart be also." If, then, Asa Packer is not a native of Pennsylvania, and nine tenths of his investments centre outside of the State, he is not a safe occupant of the Executive Chamber. THUUCIERY No. 8. BRlbigfelt—The State Treasurer on Nasal With the Reserve Funds. In our last article on Thuggery we gave an account of the manner in which the members of the House of Representatives from this county were bought up, after the last election, by a candidate for United States Senator; t hie price paid ($3,500 each) to Slokom, Driest & Co.; the additional sum of $3OOO brokerage or commission, Ste. Later developments suggest the neces sity of another article on this subject, to the end that the Republicans of Lancaster county may more fully understand the true character of the bad and desperate men who have for years controlled Ow party nominations, sold and resold thei representatives, plundered the public treasury, and in various ways and dodges swindled the tax-p iyers in the most bare faced manner imaginable. Our readers may not all be aware of the fact that the real Thug headquarters at this time, is in Harrisburg—in the office of the State Treasurer. The Thug lead ers of this county have considerable inter est in the two millions of dollars reserve fund constantly on hand, and supposed to be in the treasury, but in reality out on interest and yielding handsome for tunes to those who run the Treasury Department. The sum paid for the present State Treasurer's election— s7s,ooo—may seem large, but so is the interest on the millions constantly under his control—enough to enable him to pay said sum and secure himself a princely fortune besides. During the last session of the Legisla ture, it will be remembered, Mr. Billing felt, in the Senate, offered a resolution to apply $BOO,OOO of this reserve fund towards the payment of the State debt, and thus annually save about fifty thousand dollars interest to the tax payers. But the Treasurer was too strong for Mr. .13illingfelt. By using his peculiar kind of "arguments" very liber ally, lie succeeded in "convincing" a suffi cient number of members to defeat the resolution, and thus the plunderers con tinue to enjoy the full amount of interest on the two millions or more of the public money! A liberal share of C., plunder is drawn by parties in this city, and goes far to keep alive the corrupt ring organi zation now under consideration. The State Treasurer, some time ago, threatened to defeat the re-nomination of Senator Billingfelt, and openly boasted that he would do so at any cost. He and the other public plunderers nterested, can well afford to spend fifty thousand dollars of the people's money, if necessary, to prevent the re election of this honest and faithful Sena tor. It has been openly and defiantly proclaimed, not only at Harrisburg, but also at Pittsburg, where the State Trea surer resides, that Mr. Billingfelt shalt be, and will be defeated. And the money thus filched from the State Treasury has arrived—at least one very liberal instal ment! The agent of the Treasurer was "round" here, and moral bankrupts and scalawags are now at work, using this same cash belonging to the people, to buy up votes against Esaias Billingfelt. And why? Simply and only because he has been faithful to his constituents—a true representative matt of the honest and in dependent Republican voters of Lancas ter county; because he won't join the Treasury robbers; because he conscien tiously believes it to be his duty, on the floor of the Senate, to protect the public Treasury and represent the best interests of the tax-payers! Because Mr. Billing felt's record is pure; because he is not a thief; because he cannot be bribed; be cause he cannot be coaxed or dragooned by rings, cliques and public plunderers, the present State Treasurer has under taken the job, with funds that justly be long to the people, to corrupt our ballot boxes, and if possible, to bribe the Repub lican voters of Lancaster county. But, we tell this • corrupt State official that he is mistaken in the character (dour people. They are not the contemptible creatures be takes them to be, as he will find out to his sorrow before he is two weeks older. We accept the issue presented by the State Treasurer, between honesty, thir ness, decency and manhood on the one hand, and speculation, corruption, trick ery and plunder on the other. Let him help himself to as much money as he may be able to take from the Treasury with out risk of iindictment for embezzlement, and let him send it to the county chiefs of Thuggery. They will need it all, and more too, to satisfy their bummers and hangers on, but we tell the State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, that the entire two mil lions of reserve fund would not be enough to change the determination of our people to send Esaias Billingfelt to the Senate for three years longer. ANOTHER PASTER AND FOLDER SETTLED. The Republicans of Dauphin county did well on Tuesday last, by nominating Hon. David. Mumma, for State Senator, against A. J. Herr, a member of the last House of Representatives, defender of the Fasters and Folder's dodge and constant supporter of the ring generally. The nominees for the House are A. C. Smith and John E. Parsons. Well done, Dau phin. Now, Lancaster! A VERY DANIEL! The editor of the Beaver Radical, who is also Sectary of the Republican Stite Committee, is doubtless a very wise man —wise even beyond what is written. Judging from his big paper he knows all about Lancaster county politics ! For instance, he says,with an air of great wisdom, and with apparent serious ness, that "some of Mr. 13.1 s friends are apprehensive of his defeat." How ever much this may be the wish of the editor aforesaid, we assure him, and the "rest of mankind," that Mr. Billingfelt , s fries& have no such apprehensions, and hie leorifeation, by a very large majority, itooseeadaven by his enemies. DEMOCRACY AND IGNORANCE. A cotemporary says truly that where the messes are educated, Republican doctrines universally prevail ; and vice versa, it is only in districts where ednca tiou is neglected and the commluitities grope their way along in intellectual dark ness that Democracy grows and flourishes. This fact is demonstrable to every intelli gent man who will open his eyes and look around him. We need sosrcely refer to the Fourth ward, Philadelphia ; the Five Points, New York; or the filthy and wretched lanes and alleys in every large city, where immorality, vice, crime and abject poverty, the offsprings of ignorance, prevail ; but to every section of the coun try where the common school system is neglected and contemned. It is in the best informed neighborhoods, both in city and country, that Republicanism, beyond all question or cavil, finds its firmest sup porters and its strongest holds. HONEST ANDY AGAIN ! Andrew Armstrong again appears in a card published in the Express, denying .e charge that ho drew more mileage than t ie law allows, and challenges any one to prove it. We accept the challenge, and for the proof we refer to Mr. Taggert, now residing at Litiz, who was then the Cashier of the State Treasury, and paid Mr. Armstrong the $91.80 instead of :;! , 9. The House Journal is doubtless all right, as Mr. A. says; but the warrant Was for and before Mr. Taggart paid it, lie called Mr. Armstrong's attention to the apparent mistake, when the latter said it was "all right," and received the money. Mr. B. does not deny having received the money as stated. How long will Mr. A. continue to parade this very unfortunate matter be fore the public? Why don't he keep quiet about it? THAT FIVE THOUSAND! The Examiner cams to the rescue as the organ of the State Treasurer: "We" (Jack Iliestand) "have more re spect for the State Treasurer than to be lieve that he attaches so little va,lue to money as to squander it so foolishly, and we again pronounce it, if not maliciously, foolishly false." When was the Examiner ever known to denounce and expose corruption at Har risburg or anywhere else? People are generally known by the company they keep, and the fact that two thousand dol lars were sent here last year to secure the right men for the Treasury ring at Har risburg as Representatives, and the fact that $13,500 was paid last year to the firm of Brubaker, Slokom, Griest & Co., for the use of the members from this county —neither .of , which facts the .Nosarairter does not net dsvms tot deriy-L4o4ikolerY far to prove that the same parties are again at work. It is because the State Treasurer and his plundering conthder ates of the Ring do a tt a ch very great value to money, and care only for money, that they have unlocked th e 'state treasury and are now using the people's money ,with which to corrupt the peach. ' ll is 'be cause the State Treasurer and his "fellers'l want to continue to feed and fa ate* they two millions reserve fund, that they are now using a portion of this same fund to defeat Mr. Billingfelt , and elect a fitting instrument in the person of John M. Stehmap, the Penn township Oily Gam mon. It is notorious that the Treasury agent was in town early this week—that he did declare that he " knew Billingfelt had more than votes enough to nominate him, but that-it dare not be done aid Will not be allowed”—that money has been very plenty among " our fellers" since his visit, and that a scurvy fellow, a sehni-cep perhead, formerly a resident of BreekPecK twp., is abundantly supplied with funds, and is traveling the county and slander ing Mr. Billingfelt—and that this same contemptible creature offered $2OO to a well known gentleman of this county,if he would only oppbse Billingfelt. But Jack Hiestand, of the Examiner, denies that the money has been sent here. Well, suppose he does. Everybody knows that he knew all about the $2,000 and the $13,500 used last year, and that he is al ways on the side of the culprits or entirely "mum"—is invariably of a well-meaning, jolly, and of a very innocent disposition. Such is " Jolly Jack Hiestand" of the Ex aminer. We would suggest, here, that nobody charged " the Republicans of Lancaster county" with being corrupt, as the Ex aminer would have people infer. It is only your "fellers" that are at the busi ness, and who are in the market. The " Republicans of Lancaster county" are all right, and Saturday week, we con fidently believe, will prove it. AN OMISSION The Chairman of the County Committee has omitted to include a member of the County Committee among the persons to be voted for on Saturday week. The peo ple should attend to it. Rule 9 reads as follovis : "At the nominating election in 1868, and annually thereafter, one person shall be elected by ballot from each district to serve on the County Committee." OHIO. Th 6 Ohio Sham Democracy have at lastgot hold of the right man—one after their own hearts. Gen. Roseerans having refused to sully his reputation by running as their candidate for Governor, they have nominated George IL Pendleton. His qualifications, as is well known, are be lief in the divinity of slavery, hatred of the soldiers who saved the nation, and a desire to see the public debt repudiated, and the Republic disgraced and dis honored. It is better that such a man should be the candidate of the so-called Democracy, than a man like Rosecrans. Now, Republicans of Ohio, sweep on to a magnificent victory in October, with your brethren of Pennsylvania. WHAT IT IS! As a party of principles, says the Har risburg Telegraph, the modern Democratic party has by even the confession of its own papers, almost ceased to exist. It is simply an organized conspiracy against law and order, and against honest elec tions. Its principles are love for the "lost cause," a desire to repudiate the national debt and dishonor the national name, a disbelief in popular government, endeavors to perpetuate hostilities of race, and opposition to a registry law and its strict enforcement. We can respect a man but adheres to a party, even if it possesses who a single vita 'correct principle, but it is inexcusable for any honest man to say that he votes with the modern Democratic party on principle. It has no single prin ciple a good citizen can, with honor to himself, support. GEARY AND PACKER At the very outset of their career these two men show themselves to have enter tained entirely different ideas and princi ples. Both had been horn poor, both were educated in free schools and on free soil. The one faithful to his instincts and education; the other a rigid follower of an administration that had bartered its birth-right for a mess of pottage, and allowed the iron will of Jefferson Davis, then secretary of War, and since chief of the Rebel Confederacy, to lead it to basely bow the knee to the Moloch of human slavery. You all know the result of this war on the old Democratic party. Its organization was broken—the Charleston Convention causing the disruption. It has been driven from power and patron age, and its members are now awfully hungry, and would like to get back again to feed upon the onions and garlic of Egypt. [COMKUNICATED.] Messrs. Editors: I have been much urged of late to become a candidate for the Legisla ture. No one doubts my ability, at least Ido not; and' I have the best right to know. But I am perplexed to know whether I have any character to lose at Harrisburg, or is the char acter I have worth preserving? Some think yes, and some think no. Modesty prompts me to be silent ; but from what I see and hear in this world of uncertainty and doubt, it is best to assume a virtue if you have it not, and armed by this Walpolean sentiment, even if I have no more character than the law allows, I have as much or as little as is useful to a successful politician. Some assert, it is best not to be burdened, because you may want to get rid of it betimes; besides some we know who have no character and don't want any, can trade as littgely and as profitably as those who have all their lives been treasuring up this " immediatejewel of their souls." A loss of character to some is considered disastrous, but to a politician of the present day it is other wise, because he who undertakes to serve his country as a, true .patatot ropseeenting seen of character and men without chazaater, should never hesitate to make any and every sacri fice, even character as well as any thing else; and this seems now to be the popular notion, if we dare judge of what we daily see our poli ticians doing. I know the very air of Harrisburg is detri mental to character, for men have gone there, spotless, pure and undefiled, who have come back as spotted as leopards, with rickety con sciences, and so damaged in reputation, that their constituents could not recognize them, and in pity thought it best to keep them at home, lest they should ruin themselves entirely. The devices at work there are too much for honest ingenuity to encounter, or poor weak human nature to bear. We have known the most atrocious frauds to be practised on the members. For instance, a short time ago, when a very honest member made out his bill of mileage, some atrocious scoundrel added an 0 to a figure, which made the amount much larger than it should have been, and the inno cent soul, although he knew it was more than she law allowed, took it without suspecting the trick, or that there was any thing wrong because the Treasurer paid it. The same gen tleman, by a scurvy manoeuvre of several others, was made to aid a friend in getting wrongfully $712 out of the State Treasury, Xnerely because he was not up to the dishon est doings there. A member who was one of a committee to investigate a fraudulent elec tion, was forced against his will to take money from each of the contesting parties, before he could see or know how to vote. Another was so blindfolded ;that he voted against the ap propriation MB, expresely to defeat a proposi tion to preoput the spate debt and save $50,- 000 to the tan pal Another.msa so base ly betrayed p ia, he proposed to 'WY jßp.brats Springs far 8115,000, when be 400 IS wag not worth half, ON Itiol l 4lY., 001lolAre mis ledgti to vote for 100 paateranitd dti L that every member solebi Brave ' s *OW. 'Owe thoughtlessly voklirto *create tattietallisits from $l,OOO to a,W,going each immteltst $l5 a day, and 4111 tho was consdereltaiNtr in favor of tharttkin, actually' . _ . 'the vote lest it, affect his co , 4i‘:,,,. 1 1 w . in tertsts. .401 O ther , although ' 'ell. pecially tnt No oossailleuals, and ~ ed himself to vote egairtatths Ourdserp-sput Brie Railroad, was se serliVtlYlrogilod end altwild ered, that he actual* forgot his tom and toted for it, and the oderw_th. tranigegiOn Men 80 strong, that*MN oileaiets eharrist with having been bribed, awl , le We !le Weyer disproved theNO CRS have occurred 10 . . Pr l' iri N Hin tatives =4 4 211 have become vietjelia •zsie *my arts daily Practised to ruin *OW. 1 1Pke very atmosphere seems tainted t for as IRO as a member is sworn and takes hie ipa4, be seems poun ced upon by some malign iroilense, and me to do what he is ever after untamed' of when ite meets an indignant and ungrateful constituen cy, who cannotknow the severe trials he has had in defending their interests. Under these dif ficult circumstances I hesitate; but then, who can or who ought to refuse to serve his fel low men ? Besides, it I don't, some other will. Perhaps I had bettor go. If you agree, announce me. I surrender to the will of the people. Rzumax ALLSPICE. gocat I.two. REPUBLICAN MEETINGS! GEARY, WILLIAMS & VICTORY! We have printed bills for meetings, as fol lows: ON SATURDAY, August 21st, at Daniel M. Moore's hotel, in Rawlinsville. ON TUESDAY, August 24th, at the public house of Aaron Eitenier, in Clay-twp. ON FRIDAY, August 27th, at the public house of J. M. Jacoby, in Clay-twp. Able speakers will address the meetings. JOB PRINTING. 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 : A new military company is about being organized in Columbia. • Anthony lske. of this city, has secured a patent for a Reclining Chair ; and H. F. Breneman, one for an improved Railroar Car Coupling—both secured by the successful pa tent agent, Jacob Stouffer, Esq., of this city. Chas. E. Wise, son of John Wise, proposes to make a balloon ascension in this city, near the latter end of September. Riddle & Cochran, booksellers and station ers, No. 40 North Queen street, Lancaster, Pa. A. 0. Newpher, of Columbia, has been elected Principal of the High School at Mid dletown, at a salary of $l,OOO. R. A. Town send, assistant of the High School, of this city, has accepted the Principalship of the High School at Shamokin, Pa., at the same salary. Lancaster will have to take a step forward in the matter of salary, or the best of our corps of teachers will leave, and they ought to. A "Trot," a "Trial of Speed," or a " Horse r ace," will take place on the grounds of the "Lancaster Agricultural Park Association," on the let of September. No betting or other gambling will be allowed, of course. Abraham K"utfman, Esq., has donated three acres of woodland, with a tine spring thereon, near the borough of Manhehn, for the purpose of holding picnics,Szc. Wm. Rife has been arrestd for obtaining goods under false pretenses from the Adams' Express office at 113rrisburg. The dead body of a man was found on Thursday of last week, on the railroad about six miles east of this city. His name was George Lamb, and was from Patterson, N. J. He was on his way home from Chicago, 111., where he had been working as a machinist, and it is supposed that he met his (loath from being struck by a bridge near where he was found, while riding on a passenger train. For everything in the Book and Staitionery line, call at Riddle & Cochran's, No. 40 North Queen street. School Directors and Teachers can be supplied on the very best terms with everything they may want in the way of Books, School Stationery and School Furni ture. Clandida,tes for our county offices are work ing busier than bees—and all as anxious as amiable. For School Books and all kinds of School Furniture, go to Riddle & Cochran's, No. 40 North Queen street. • Blackberries, large and luscious, growing in untold profusion on our hills, are being pick ed for three cents a quart—while hundreds of bushels are left to rot upon their parent stems. Many people who drive vehicles through our streets do not seem bound to respect any rights of pedestrians. If they only get vehi cles over—whether pavements or human be ings—it is regarded as all right. This is an ago that goes ahead, and sometimes over a body or two. In and within three miles of Columbia there are thirteen anthracite furnaces, that make 60,000 tons of pig iron annually, using 150,000 tons of iron ore, one hundred and twenty thousand tons of lump coal, and 60,000 tons of limestone. By reference to the following section of the registry law it will be observed that consider able change has been made in the time of opening the polls : SECTION 16. At all elections hereafter held, under the laws of this Commonwealth, the polls shall be opened between the hours of six and seven o'clock A. N., and closed at seven o'clock P. st. Read all our advertisements, new and old— you will find something to your advantage by so doing. Every man should have his own wife and county paper. Borrowing each from his neigh bor leads to trouble. There is a rumor to the effect that a young man, not a hundred miles from Lancaster, got in the neighboohood of home rather late the other night, and being somewhat obfusticated, he tried to open the door by vigorously turn ing his night key in a knot hole in a board fence. He didn't get in "till morning." The dwelling of Abner Back Walter, near Gordonville, this county, was entered on Fri day night last, about midnight, by three bur glars, and robbed of one thonsand dollars in money, and a quantity of silver ware. The bed-room of Mr, B. was entered, and one of the burglar's presented a loaded pistol to him and his wife, and compelled him to give up his money, some of which was in his vest pocket, and some in his secretary. They also threatened to murder them, if they left their room before day-break. Two of the men were masked. Twenty-five shares of the Lancaster Coun ty Bank Stock were sold a few days ago, at Mount Nebo, at auction, at prices ranging from $BO to $B3 per share—par value $5O. Two or three alarms of tire during the last week, in this city, were made the occasion by some of our fireman for riotous and disgrace ful conduct. Even the sanctity of the Sab bath was violated on Sunday last, at mid-day in Centre Square. These things should not be. Miss Lizzie Kohr, daughter of Rev. John Kohr, of Mauheim township, was badly burn ed on Friday evening last, by the explosion of a coal oil lamp. She is recovering. The house of Jacob Rinier, at Drumore Centre, this county, was struck by lightning on Friday afternoon last. The Reading Eagle states that the workmen on the Pinegtove, Lebanon and Lancaster Railroad are laying two miles of track daily. THE COURT : The August term of the Court of Quarter Sessions in this county, com menced on Monday last. The town was crowd ed by persons in attendance on the Court, and by candidates and their friends. Leonard K. Seltzer, of Mount Joy, who was found guilty at the last Term of Quarter Ses - alone, of the larceny of a watch, was sentenced by the Court to undergo an imprisonment of six months in the County Prison; the Court having in the meantime refused to grant a new trial of the case. Samuel C. Hasibright, of this city, found guilty of stealing butter at last Quarter Ses sions, and in whose case a motion for a new trial was also on argument not entertained, was sentenced by the Court to six mouths' im prisonment in the County Prison. On Monday afternoon, two cases of surety of the peace—Mollie Frick for making threats of personal violence against Catherine Myers, and G. W. Myers for the same offence against his wife Margaret—were heard. Judgment was suspended in the first-named case, and in the last-named the defendant was sentenced to pay costs and give bail iu $2OO to keep the peace for three months. Bills against 13tephen Burrs] for stealing a.