Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, October 29, 1869, Image 2

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Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
el the Revenue and Payment of the Public
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The members of the Republican County
Committee will meet at the Orphans'
Court Room, in the city of Lancaster, on
11.1 o'clock. A full meeting is desired, as
business of importance will be brought
before the Committee.
A. J. KAUFFMAN, Chairman
THE OFFICIAL VOTE.—The following
is the official vote for Governor and Judge
of the Supreme Court
Geary, -
Packer, -
Geary's majority,
Williams, - - - -
Pershing, - - - -
Williams' majority,
lion. F. Carroll Brewster, Associate
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of
Philadelphia, has been appointed Attor
ney General of Pennsylvania, vice Bon.
Benj. H. Brewster. The acceptance of
the appointment by Judge Brewster, made
a vacancy on the bench, which has been
filled by the appointment Edwin M. Pax
son. Esq.
IVnzzi your neighbor comes to borrow
this paper, just whisper in his ear that it
is every christian man's duty to subscribe
and pay for his own paper.
The good effects of the Registry Law
are very strikingly shown in the result of
the election in Luzern county. That
region has been the great centre of the
naturalization frauds. The Republican
gain in the county is about 2,500. In
Scranton, Col. Morris, the Republican
candidate fo'r Mayor was elected. Last
fall the Democrats carried the city by sev
eral hundred majority. There was not
much coffee used by the Democracy at the
late election.
The next Legislature of this State will
stand politically as follows :
Republican majority
Republican majority
Republican majority on joint ballot
The Pittsburg Commercial, of the :20th
inst. says : " Senator Billingfelt, of Lan
caster, was in the city yesterday, on his
way with his flimily to Ohio, to make a
brief visit. Senator B. is the only retir
ing member of the Senate who has been
re-elected this fall. He will return to
llarrisburg strongly endorsed not only by
his own constituents, but by the people
of the whole State, by whom his course
has been watched with an approval, of
the like of which few of our public men
can boast."
Certainly the chivalry are the chivalry
still, though it has been sometimes imag
ined that the serious business of the war
had knocked a good deal of that quality
out of them. Georgia still clings to her
ante-rebellion traditions with a most un
commendable pertinacy. She still objects
to liberty of speech, as the treatment of
the venerable Bishop Simpson, at Atlanta,
(where he was not allowed to preach,)
proves, and she still speaks of a cold
blooded murder as "a little difficulty."
For instance, "a difficulty" occurred be
tween two citizens of Augusta, which re
sulted in the instantaneous death of one
of them. The whole affair is summed up
in a four-line despatch by the Associated
Press, as if the deliberate shooting to death
of a human being was one of the most or
dinary occurrences, and, probably, it is—
in Georgia.
The Pittsburg Commercial says truly
that to keep unsullied the record of 'Elie
Republican party of Pennsylvania, many
radical reforms at Harrisburg are neces
sary. The result of the election must be
practieally interpreted in legislation, be
ginning with making the State Treasurer
a salaried officer, removing from his con
trol the public funds, and placing them
beyond the contingency of their being
gambled for by politicians or others, and
where, if they can be made to earn any
thing, it will be for the benefit of the State
and not individuals to corrupt the Legisla
ture and ply the demagogues' arts. Nc th
ing less than this will should be thought
of. The people expect it.
The report of the United States Treas
urer shows that in comparing the receipts
and expenditures of the treasury, the six
months ending September 30, 1869, with
the same period in 1868, the income has
increased $19,233,953.01, while the ex
penses have fallen off $35,801,014.59, a
total of $56,034,967.60 in favor of the
government. This is the i ifference be
tween Grant's management and that of
Johnson—between Republican rule and
Democratic rule. The steadily continued
reduction of the, public debt for the next
six months is anticipated at Washington.
Our national debt will doubtless be de
creased more than onc-fourth during Gen.
Grant's administration.
We learn that Sheriff Fry is a candi
date for Flour Inspector at Philadelphia.
He is, or claims to be, one of the particu
lar special friends of Gov. Geary, and
succeeded in "scratching" Senator Bil
lingfelt twenty-two votes in Lancaster
township—taking advantage of his posi
tion as a member of the County Commit
tee. lie has good backing, being a warm
friend of George Brubaker, who will no
doubt press his claims with his usual per
sistency. Samuel Slekom, however, has
much stronger claims even than Fry. lle
is also a member of the County Com
mittee, and succeeded in "shoveing"
eighty-four "scratched" tickets on the
unsuspecting voters of Sadabury. But
not wishing to damage the prospects of
Fry, we propose Slokom for Leather In
spector, or something of that sort. Fry's
hatred of Billingfelt, it is well known,
arises from the fact that the Senator de
feated a bill increasing the fees of the
Sheriff's office.
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Let the friends of these men go to work
at once, and preseat their claims in proper
form. Let them call on the clerk in the
Secretary of the Commonwealth's office,
who claims to he the principal proprietor
and director of State affairs, so far as
Lancaster county is concerned, and if ho
will lavor their applications, all will be
The Southern Commercial Convention
which met at Louisville on the 12th, ad
journed on the 15th, after indulging in a
few days of twaddle which amounted ab
solutely to nothing. These Southern
conventions never have accomplished any
practical good. This one was very prop
erly presided over by Ex-President Fill
more, a man with antediluvian notions,
who seems to have been enjoying a Rip
Van Winkle dose for the last few years,
for the only thing he talked about of any
consequence was the Fugitive slave law,
which he favored, but which seems to
haunt him like au ugly ghost. If the
South is to be developed as it should be, it
must be done by live men from the North,
who are accustomed to labor and are not
afraid of it. It is work that is wanted
there, and not resolutions.
Telegraphic dispatches from Nashville
announce the defeat of Andy Johnson fpr
the Tennessee Senatorship. henry Coop
er, a young lawyer of that State, was
chosen on the 4th ballot—the vote stand
ing Cooper 55—Johnsou rd. —just four
votes too short !
This is a terrible blow to the Ex-Presi
dent. 11e can never recover from it. In
stead of going back to Washington iu
triumph—he will have to remain in Ten
.nessee in comparative obscurity. To use
his own expressive language—he is em
phatically a "dead duck!"
This disposes of another Presidential
—all killed off within the last two weeks'l
If A. J. is a "dead duck," he can boast of
being a true prophet. Ills own fate veri
ties his declaration made in better days,
that " Traitors must take back seats
A cotemporary says with much point
and force that the people have lost confi
dence (if they ever had any) in the ability
of the Democratic party to remedy any
of the wrongs or corruptions of legisla
tion. In Pennsylvania they were estopped
from effective assaults upon the miserable,
blundering and petty larceny at Harris
burg last winter, by the factpro
portion to numbers, the Democrin mem
bers were deeper in the mud than the
Republicans were in the mire—and for the
further reason,' *tat while Republican
journals, with the exception of a few blind
party hacks, denounced the renomination
of corruptionists and advised their defeat
even when nominated, the Democrati in
dorsed nearly all their ring members with
out even the shadow of a protest. In the
face of these facts, denunciation ofetie
Republican Legislature, bad as it was,
carried with it but little weight. We can
not recall a Democratic paper in Pennsyl
vania that made war on Democratic ras
cals, or tried to prevent their renomination.
They were all allowed to slip through,
but fir Republican party was held to a
strict accountability for the acts of a ring,
comprising a majority of the Democratic
members and a minority of Republicans.
The people were not so blind, but they
could see retrenchment and reform was
no more a Democratic principle than it
was the rule of action of the ring mem
bers, Republicans and Democrats. For
the defeat of a number of the moat noto
rious tricksters in the lost Legislature, the
people are indebted to the Republican
party acting within itself. They owe no
thanks of this kind to the Democracy,
with all their sounding professions.
Honest, earnest old Ben Wade has paid
General Grant's Administration a tribute
of admiration in words so evidently fall
of his own hearty. convictions, that it has
a value due both to the man and the ma
iler of its expression. In a recent speech
he said :
"'Why, sirs, fifteen years will wipe out
every dollar of this great debt, if other
Administrations do as well as the admin
istration of President Grant has done so
far. I believe that. under God, the Ad
ministration is performing its duties with
an honesty of purpose and a determina
tion to do right ; to save every dollar
that can be saved, and apply it to the
liquidation of the debt ; and that is my
idea of financiering. It is a kind of home
ly way, but I know of none better; and
Grant's Administration has entered upon
it with triumphant success, and ought to
be sustained. I admit that I would like
to have voted for a tried statesman when
1 voted fur him, but I did not know how
firmly he held the great principles of the
Republican party, and I would part with
my life quicker than I would part with
those principles to-day. I have never yet
swerved one single inch from them t and
never will. I &ared President Grant
might not hold to those principles as firm
ly and safely as I did, because he occupied
no position which had called upon him to
bring them out. I would have chosen a
man, if I could have had my own choice,
who had been tried by fire and in whom
we knew there was no shrinkage. But,
sirs, President Grant has been tried. You
see his dealings with tle. South; you see
his appointments in the agents of the
Government, and you find them all of the
glorious stripe you and I would want put
in. We know, now, his heart is steeped
in the great Republican doctrines. lam
glad to ascertain that fact beyond a doubt. 77
Mr. Mackey, State Treasurer, remarked
the other day that he had the Allegheny
county members all right and " set-up 77
for his re-election. We don't believe it.
According to our information the mem
bers from Allegheny are on the side of
The New Yorker Journal, a German
Democratic paper acknowledges the en
thusiasm of the German element for the
New York Republican ticket since the
nomination of General Sigel fin• Secretary
of State, as follows:
"The German Republicans are entering
the campaign with greater enthusiasm for
their candidate Sigel than we expected,
and to our astonishment wo hear that also
a great many German Democrats vote
Naturalization alone has kept up the
Democratic party in this State. With
out that element the party would have
been dead and buried years ago. As
school houses and churches are extended,
and intelligence is more diffused among
the rising generation, modern Democracy
necessarily dwindles. The result shows
that the great Republican party is this
day much stronger than it was three
years since, when Gov. Geary was elected
by 10,000 majority.
The Brooks' trial in Philadelphia has
resulted in the conviction of two of his
would-be murderers, Dougherty and
Marra. They were convicted at half past
twelve o'clock Saturday night. Neal Mc-
Laughlin, who drove the carriage in which
the assailants escaped, went back on his
statement to the Mayor, and was held in
520,000 bail, to answer the charge of per
jury. Bill McMullin, and a host of his
fellow copperhead rowdies, tried to make
out an alibi, by false swearing, but the
jury did not believe them. The people of
Philadelphia can well rejoice over this
victory of justice, in spite of rings to
thwarL its ends.
ta - We have been again disappointed in
not receiving our Philadelphia letter. We
hope our correspondent will be more punc
tual in future.
e fAtha. 4braltatu'o Chip.
PENDLETON goes to Europe. 'Tis
well. Packer has "been there."
PACKER'S very good for packing con
ventions, but his Gear(y)ing's to loose for
a State election.
"ComE, ye disconsolate," can now be
appropriately sung to the Penns'yank%
Two young men in an lowa town took
out a license to marry the same lady one
day recently, with results as yet unre
"Ou, ever thus from childhood's hour
I've reen my fondest hopes decay," is
now the Democracy's favorite poetical
Ix Kossuth county, lowa, the vote stood
at the late election for Merrill, Republican,
345 ; (lillasdy, Democratic, none. Seed
wanted out there.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, claiming to
have a population of 32,000, has but 1,300
registered voters ; a little more than one
to twenty-five.
EIGHTEEN LADIES are announced as
public lecturers for the coming winter.
The number who will give private lectures
is not stated.
THERE is no ex-President, chosen to
office by the votes of the people, living to
day, a state of things that has not existed
before in this century.
Tim fashion for coats this fall will be a
good deal like that of last fall, particular
ly with those who are compelled to wear
last fall's coats.
THE New Jersey cranberry crop this
season, in Ocean county alone, is valued
at $2,500,000. The income this year is
not far from $50,000.
A NEW BEDFORD woman drew the
dead body of her infant in its little carri
age to an undertaker the other day to
have it measured for a coffin.
A CONSIDERABLE reduction in the
force at the Philadelphia Custom House
will be made soon, which will effect a
saving of 615,000 annually, in salaries.
WILD ducks are said to be plenty in
the vicinity of Goldsboro, York county.
One gentleman shot forty-two ducks in
two doys in that vicinity.
THE Knoxville 'Whig, formerly a vio
lent radical newspaper, has turned Cop
perhead. Brownlow, who gave it a na
tional reputation, is no longer connected
with it.
THE St. Joseph (Mo.) Unioa says :
" They have a new way of making morn
ing calls at Kansas City. The driver
stops in front of a house, knocks, and if
there is no response, hurls a brick through
the window. The St. Joseph delegation
witnessed the performance."
A MAINE paper objects to the way
fairs are conducted, and wants to know if
there is any Consistency in paying $5OO
for the fastest trotting horse, and only
$lO for the best wheat field in the county.
That query is very timely, and in More
latitudes than that of Maine.
MAYOR Fox, of Philadelphia, has de
clined to accept the sureties of the city
officials recently declared elected by the
courts, and so manages to keep Demo
cratic officials in office a short time
THE Reformed Constitution of the State
of New York is to be ratified or rejected
by the votes of the people at the coming
election in November. The main feature
of it is impartial suffrage—giving colored
men the right to vote without a property
qualification, as at present.
RESULT of the elections in Pennsyl
vania and Ohio: Exit Pendleton as a
Presidential possibility. Packer the pe
cunious, packs his portmanteau for pro
pulsion to political perdition. Why can't
we have Ps.
THIRTEEN of the Philadelphia legis,
lators met at the Girard House yesterday,
and agreed to support Robert J. Mackey
for retention as State Treasurer. * *
Supervisor Tutton and General Cameron
were at the G irard Ifouse.—Sunday Re
THE wives at Cairo, 111., have formed
themselves into a society whose ruling is
to lock all doors at 10 P. M., after which
hour "dad" don't get into the house.
Wno were the founders of the Repub
lican party? It is well known that the
Saratoga Convention at its adjourned
meeting at Auburn, in 1855, were mainly
instrumental in the formation of the Re
publican party. The original call for the
Convention may be seen at the office of
the Phrenological Journal, in the hand
writing of Horace Greely.—Nor 'York
ANNA DicknisoN, at Philadelphia, on
Tuesday evening the 19th inst., declared
in the course of her lecture on "Whited
Sepulchres," that "at noon of night, with
as much safety as at noon of day, ladies
can walk the streets of Salt Lake City,
which is more than they can do in our
well-governed city of Philadelphia." We
presume it would not be very difficult to
cipher out the reason.
THE Speakership of the House of Rep
resentatives at I larrisbu rg,, is already at
tracting attention among the politicians.
The name of lion. Henry C. Johnson, of
Crawford county, is prominently mention
ed in this connection, and it is not im
probable that that. gentlr, man will be suc
cessful. He was Speaker of the House
four or five years ago. The " roosters"—
Davis, of Philadelphia, and Strang, of
Tioga—are also after it. These two
should be laid out.
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DRESS OF MAYOR ATLEE : The members of
the two branches of the City Councils met on
Wednesday of last week, for organization.
Robert A. Evans, Esq., was elected Presi
dent of the Select Council, and J. K. Barr,
clerk. In the lower branch, Gee. K. Reed
was chosen President, and E. E. Snyder
clerk. The officers are all Republicans.
After the transaction of some preliminary
business, the two branches met in convention,
and a committee was appointed to wait on
the Mayor and Mayor elect, and invite them
to the convention. They shortly after ap
peared, and on being introduced, Mayor
Sanderson made a brief address, in which he
returned his grateful thanks for the kindness
which he had received at the hands of Coun
cils during the ten years he bitirpretided as
Mayor of the city. He had endeavored to
faithfully discharge his duties, and on re
tiring he hoped the same courtesy which he
had always received would be extended to his
Hon. William A. Atlee, the Mayor elect,
was then qualthed, and addressed the con
vention as follows :
FELLOW CITIZENS : Feeling deeply, as I
do the obligations of the oath I have just
taken, and the responsibilities of the office to
which I have been called, I can say to you
that I acoept them with a determined pur
pose, so far as in me lies, to do my whole
duty. That in the performance of my duties
I shall please all is not to be expected. En
tering into this office without much practical
experience of what is required, I am only too
conscious that there will be many shortcom
ings, many sins of commission and of omis
sion for which I shall have to ask your indul
gence; but I assure you that I shall faithfully
endeavor to find the right path and steadfast
ly to pursue it. Trusting in your forbearance
I shall strive to merit your approbation.
Gentlemen of the Select and Cr SIMOU Coun
cils : In the official relations which we are
about to assume toward each other,l know
that I can confidently look forwar to uni
form courtesy and Wellness. I feel that the
citizens of Lancaster look to you, as well as to
myself, for certain changes and improvements
in the affairs of our city. Its peace, quiet
and good order depend much upon the char
acter and efficiency of itspoliee force. In my
nominations for pceitioe• on Oils force I shall
strive to be candid in my selettions, so that,
eo far as I can oonl, it shall consist of good
men, and I shall taU care that, they perform
their duty. They owe their services to the
city, and I shall hold the policemen, as well
as all my other appointees, to a s trict ac
countability. But there are some deficiencies
which cannot be remedied without your
assistance, and I most earnestly ask action
from you at the earliest day. One of the draw
backs to its efficiency is the absence of power
in a policeman to serve a criminal warrant.
This defect can only be remedied by the Le
gislature of the Commonwealth, but I have
little doubt that such laws as may be bene
ficial to us will be cheerfully passed. I find
also that by the present police regulations,
there are but three policemen on duty in the
daytime. This, in a city of 25,000 inhabit
ants, with a large floating population, must
be acknowledged, on a moment's reflection,
to be totally inadequate. Some other ar
rangement of the force, so as to give a greater
number to the day service, will, I hope, be
made by your police committee when the
same shall be constituted. But above all, gen
tlemen, our policemen should be uniformed.
Many object to this en the ground that it is
a badge of servitude and incompatible with
our democratic institutions. This I cannot
agree to. The police force is sot apart for the
preservation of order, and should be known,
that those seeking them may know them at a
glance, while those disobeying the laws may
desist on the appearance of the uniform. Our
firemen and volunteer soldiery assume a dis
tinctive dress that they may be known when
on duty, and I cannot see why a policeman
should feel it ally mark of degradation to be
known and distinguished. It will make the
men more self-reliant, more circumspect and
attentive; while those, whose duty it is to
observe their conduct and actions, can the
more readily do it.
I would recommend, also,
that some action
could be taken by your honorable bodies
looking to a different mode of laying out new
streets and alleys in our oity. Those now
opened are either opened by a jury viewing
one isolated street, or by some private indi
vidual, without reference to the general plan
of the city, either in direction, position or
width. The consequence of this is that there
is no uniformity, and that portions of our
city are almost out off from the centre of the
town. For instance, the whole Seventh
Ward from Ann street to South Queen, can
only reach the centre of the town by going
through an alley ; there is no street crossing
Middle-et. from one end to the other, and be
yond Middle street lies one of the healthiest
and most beautiful portions of our city. It
seems to me that this can only be
avoided for the future by laying out the whole
of the ground now within the city limits
properly with streets and, alleys, conforming
to the general plan of the city. If authority
be given by Act of Assembly a commission
could be appointed to do this, assessing the
damages and filing a draft in the office of the
Recorder of Lancaster county, which would
be notice to all. Then when Councils order
a street or alley to be opened the damages so
assessed could be paid, and the street or alley
given to public use. Unless some such plan
be adopted I fear the time will come when
questions of drainage and conveying water
and has will present difficulties not easily
These are several of the many subjects
which have presented themselves to me as of
paramount importance. I might touch upon
others, but will reserve them for future com
munications, should the welfare of the city
require it.
When informed that Select Council has re
turned to its chamber, 1 shall be ready to
make nominations for the offices to be filled
by the Mayor.
And now, gentlemen,hoping that our united
action may result in a wisely economical ad
ministration of the affairs of our beautiful
and prosperous city, and that the coming year
may be filled with all that is beneficial to
each and all of us, I leave you, that we may
enter upon the active discharge of the duties
of the situations to which we have been called
by the suffrages of our follow-citizens.
In concluding 1 desire to return my warm
est thanks to the late Mayor for the kind
manner iu which he has spoken of me. It
much increases the difficulties of my posi
tion that I follow in the footsteps of one
who stood so high in the estimation of his
fellow-citizens for his fidelity, honesty and
purity. And now, gentlemen, farewell.
James If. Ricksecker was re-elected City
Treasurer, and the re-election of the balance
of the city officers was postponed for one
week, the redoubtable Geo. Brubaker having
discovered a mare's nest, because somebody
he hated was the Republican nominee for one
of the offices.
The following persons were nominated to
the Select Council by the Mayor, and con
firmed as city policemen :
Capt. John K. Rutter, Captain of Police,
and Samuel Huber, Jacob Gundaker, Peter
Lutz, James L. Messenkop, John Flory, Jno.
Conner, Wm. Powell, Henry Miller, Samuel
L. Fisher, Wm. M. Deen, Isaac Kauffman
and Wm. J. Fisher, city constables.
Mayor Atlee has also appointed Alderman
Joseph W. Fisher, Mayor's clerk, and Geo.
Huffnaglc, Market Master.
ITEMS : Tho well known Krug property,
on the corner of West King and Prince-sts.,
this city, was offered at public sale last week,
and withdrawn at a bid of $20,100.
Henry Franke, the well known beer brewer
of this city, had his pocket picked in the cars
between Philadelphia and this city, on TlAura
day night of last week, while indulging in a
snooze. Luckily there was no money in the
pocket book taken.
A horse was stolen from the premises of
Daniel Minnich, in Penn-tvrp., on Wednes
day night of last week.
Dr. Benj. Mishler has commenced the pub
lication of a weekly newspaper called the
"Commercial Exchange and Medical Re
view." It is designed as an advertising
sheet, to be particularly devoted to the in
terests of Mishler's Bitters.
Mr. D. C. Ilaverstick, the foreman of the
Express press rooms, has issued the first No.
of a new weekl y, entitled "The Weekly Ad
The following farms have lately been sold
at Ephrata, viz.: That of Samuel M. Landis,
of 71 acres, to Michael Keller, for $175, and
that of Charles Bowman, dec'd, to Reuben
Mohler, for $162.50 per acre.
The indomitable George Brubaker is af anny
man, and has any amount of assurance. He
complained in City Councils last week of
special legislation for this city, when every
body knows that George commenced that
whole business. That was an apt remark
made to George by the President of Common
Council, when he said in reply to George's
impertinent complaint, that he (George) only
asked for that kind of legislation when he had
a jee in it!
The Lancaster and Litiz Turnpike Com
pany has declared a semi-annual dividend of
one dollar and fifty cents on each share of its
capital stock.
Rev. Win. A. Fleming, Pastor of the Pres
byterian church at Marietta, this county,
was a few nights ago robbed, at his present
residence at Johnstown, Pa., of a suit of
clothes, gold watch, and pocket book con
taining all his money.
John Eby, late of Pequea-twp., deceased,
made a residuary bequest in his will of about
three thousand dollars, (one-half his estate)
to "Jacob Harnish, (miller) one of the
Elders of the Society of Reformed or New
Mennonites, in trust for the use of poor mem
bers of that society, to be paid and expended
by him or his successors for that purpose, ac
cording to hie discretion and judgment."
On Saturday morning last two horses were
taken from the hotel of Jonathan Sprecher,
this city, and after being used for a while
were abandoned in another part of the city.
J. E. Risser, of Mount Joy, has a pumpkin
growing in his garden that measures five feet
two inches in circumference.
Go to Riddle & Cocbran's book store No.
40 North Queen-at., this city, for stationery,
school books, miscellaneous books, news
papers, magazines, pens, pencils, inks and
everything ‘in that line. Don't be afraid to
go in and look around anyhow—no harm
done if you don't buy.
The venerable Father Boehm, now in his
92d year, and well known in this county,
preached in the Methodist church in Potts
vile, on last Sunday a week, from the text
" God is good."
A gentleman from Idaho, who never before
was in a school house, visited one of the pub
lic schools on Duke-st., in this city, a few
(la) s ago.
Chas E. Wise and wife, were prevented
from making their proposed balloon ascen
sion from Reading on Saturday last, on ac
count of the rain. An ascension was adver
tised for yesterday, from that place, when
Mr. W. was to be accompanied by Mr. Jahn
D. Mishler.
Five hundred dollars were contributed at
the meetihg of the Eastern Synod of the Ger
man Reformed Church, at Danville, last
week, to erect a monmutnent over the re
mains of the late Rev. Dr. Harbaugh.
Mr. Adam Warfel, of _Safe Harbor, this
county, aged between GO and 70, went out in
the river in a boat on, Sunday morning last,
to visit a fish-pot. His boat was found at
Shank's ferry, two miles below Safe Harbor,
during the day. It is feared that he was
Jennie Downey, daughter of David Dow
ney, residing in Mulberry-st., this city, was
run over by a horse and buggy on Sunday
evening, near where she resides. She was
severely bruised but not seriously injured.
It is a wonder that more accidents of this
kind do not occur, from the way some of the
"sports" drive hrough the streets of this
city. This is something deserving the atten
tion of the new regime.
Winter is coming. Last Monday morning
was keen and cold, and ice was formed very
There is a great complaint of a scarcity of
small bills about our town—while with some
people there is always a scarcity—both of
large and small denominations.
Norristown merchants are annoyed by loaf
ing loungers who congregate in front of their
stores. Ditto, Lancaster.
ALMANACS : Riddle & Cochran have just
received, at No. 40 North Queen at., a large
lot of Farmer's Almanacs which they are
selling at half the usual price. Call and see
A large amount of coal is now being ship
ped into canal boats from the coal schutes of
the Columbia and Reading Railroad, at Co
CHILDISH : The miserable growling of
the Intelligencer since the advent of the new
Mayor. During Sanderson's administration
it never gave any attention to rowdyism in
the city—spite I
A horse and buggy were stolen from the
stable of S. P. Gall, of Willow Street, this
couuty, on Monday night last.
0. F. Voigt, formerly et' this city, but for
several years past employed in the New York
Custom House, has had his salary raised from
$1,200 to $l,BOO per annum.
Mre. J. S. Finley, of Erie, Pa., has been
elected Matron of the Homer for Friendless
Children, of this city, itti;dace of Miss Ellen
Spence, resigned.