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INDKPIDTDIINT AND PROGRESSIVF.
LANCASTER CITY, YA.
PR/DAY, NOVEMBER 6,1889.
Bemiomy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Public
MR. S. BARRE!, YOUNG, the Lancaster News
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COMMENCEMENT OF A NEW VOLUME ,
NOVEMBER 19, 1569
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FATHER ABRAHAM has become one of the
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sylvania. It has not only contributed largely
towards the grand Republican victories of
1868 and '69, but led the way in exposing and
denouncing the Legislative corruptionists of
the last two sessions, which resulted in the
defeat of the bad, and the nomination and
election of better and more faithful represen
tative men. But for the timely stand taken
by FATHER ABRAHAM—one year ago—and
its exposition of the pasting and folding
swindle and other outrages, the old "roosters"
and "pinchers" would, in most cases, have
been re-nominated ; and Asa Packer would
now, in all probability, be the Governor elect
of Pennsylvania. But, fortunately, a large
majority of the Republican newspapers
throughout the State took sides with FATHER
ARK AKAN, against the corruptionists and
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ARMSTRONG vs. RAUCH & COCHRAN.
Andrew Armstrong, Esq., an ex-mem
ber of the Legislature, has just brought
an action against the publishers of FA
THER ABRAHAM for libel, - on which an
appearance was promptly entered on our
part, being ready for trial at the earliest
The alleged libel, we believe, is the
exposition we made more than a year
ago of Mr. Armstrong's mileage as
a member of the Legislature, ho being
entitled to about *9 for 30 miles, (the
distance from his residence to Harris
burg) whilst he drew a little over $9O for
306 miles! Whether it is unlawful to pub
lish financial transactions of this kind be
tween members of the Legislature and the
public treasury remains to be seen. The
pending law suit, should it ever come to
trial, will probably determine the ques
GEN. W. W. 111WDr.
This gentleman, so well and favorably
known to every Pennsylvania Republican,
will be a candidate for •re-election to the
office of State Treasurer, and, as we have
reason to believe, with the most flattering
prospects of success. His just claims up
on the party, so shamefully disregarded
by the ring last year, will, beyond doubt,
be properly recognized at the coming ses
sion of the Legislature. Republican
members elect from the Eastern part of
the State will not be a particle behind
those from the West, where Gen. Irwin
always has been and is now a favorite, in
giving him what he so well deserves, their
hearty and vigorous support.
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.
Notwithstanding the wholesome result
of the last election—the triumph of reform
candidates in almost every district in
which the issue was made against the cor
ruptionists of the last session—the latter
element is at work trying to " set up" the
leader and champion of the Pasting and
Folding swindle, B. B. Strang, for the
Speakership of the House ! It is said that
the Philadelphia delegation have already
held a caucus and decided to run the or
ganization and force Mr. S. into the chair,
and that teu tir eleven out of the fifteen
members from the city are in this ring.
They evidently count on " roping in" and
managing the "green-horns" from the
rural districts, but whether they will suc
ceed remains to be seen. Their game is
brag, and no one elected as a reformer
should be deceived by them, or suffer him
self to be dragooned into a position incon
sistent with his pledges and professions
made before the nominations and elec
A few days ago a prominent Dauphin
county politician, in the service of the
ring, made strong declarations in favor of
Mr. Strang—offered to bet a basket of
champaigne on his election, and even went
so far as to intimate that the representatives
from Lancaster county will support him I
Such demonstrations clearly prove that
the brag game is relied on by the corrup
tionists to make strength for their can
didate. Whilst we claim no authority to
speak for the representatives from this
county, we do assert that they will met
vote for Mr. Strang, or any other repre
sentative of the ring of corruptionists.
Other names have been mentioned in
connection with the Speakership, and we
trust that, after a thorough interchange
of sentiment among the many new mem
bers elect, they will be able to find and
unite upon a safe and reliable man who
will preside over the House with honor
to himself and in a manner entirely satis
factory to the Republicans of Pennsyl
vania. We do not care who may be the
successful candidate, provided he is not
the champion and representative of the
ring, who by their swindling and Treasu
ry robbing operations during the sessions
of 1868 and 1869 brought so much disgrace
upon the Republican party of Pennsyl
The Beaver Radical, edited by M. S.
Quay, is after Revenue Detective Brooks
with a hot poker. Hear ye him :
"The attempt upon the life of Mr.
Brooks startled society in Philadelphia by
its atrocity and audacity, and Marrow and
his fellows were convicted as Gerald Eaton
was convicted and hung for a crime, of
which he was notoriously innocent, be
cause the public safety required an exam
ple. * We
confess to little sympathy with Mr.
Brooks and his class of officials. " Set a
thief to catch a thief," is an old and a wise
adage, and the Revenue Department does
not fail to act upon it. These moutards
of the Treasury, are, perhaps, a necessary
evil. But they are just as necessarily
sneaks and liars, and as a general rule,
have less honesty than the men whose
scent they follow. So
ciety can console itseelf for their inflic
tion by the recollection that they undoubt
edly swell the revenue, and that while
they are serving the Government, and
wringing blood-money from dealers in
whiskey and tobacco, they cannot be lift
ing pocket-books and plying the "jimmy."
As to the man Brooks, if it be true that
he first commended himself to the notice
of the Revenue Department, by betraying
the secrets of an employer to whom
he stood in confidential relations, for
the sake of his miserable per centage of
the accruing forfeiture, he deserved killing
on general principles, barring the outrage
upon the law."
We confess our surprise on reading the
above. Mr. Brooks has been regarded,
we supposed from the favorable opinions
expressed of him in the Philadelphia pa
pers, and by the officials at Washington,
Its one of the very best of men, officially
and otherwise. True, "whisky rings "
and their paid coadjutors hate him, and
have even tried to murder him; and to see
him denounced so roughly by a respecta
ble newspaper excites our surprise and
wonder. What has Mr. Brooks to say
Mr. Cox, of Minnesota, recently ad
dressed the Democratic State Convention
with a tremor in his voice, tears in his
eyes, and tribulation in his heart. "For
a long time," he said, "we have been
fighting the nigger and have got whipped.
We have had nigger thrust at us until we
are black in the face. The nigger has
been a curse and lam tired of him. He
has filled our belly fall, and taken our
legs off short." Jes so !
THE NOVENBEE ELECTIONS.
The elections held on Tuesday last re
sulted as follows:
In New York the Democrats succeeded
in electing their State ticket by about the
same majority as last year. The Repub
licans gained seventeen thousand in the
city, whilst they lost nearly as much in
the interior, caused, no doubt, by the
temperance element, which was opposed
to General Sigel. Both branches of the
Legislature, however, have been secured
by the Republicans.
In New Jersey the Republicans made a
very good fight, and gained several mem
bers of the Legislature, but probably not
enough to make a majority in either
House. No State ticket.
Massachusetts elected the ReputMea.
State ticket over all opposition combined.
The Legislature is of course strongly Re
publican, but close between the friends of
prohibition and liquor license.
In Wisconsin the Republicans made a
clean sweep by about 10,000 majority.
Returns from Minnesota indicate the
success of the Republican State ticket by
5000 majority. The temperance ticket
polled several thousand votes.
From Alabama we have only returns
from Mobile, the rebel stronghold, which
was carried by the democrats, by about
Chicago, 111., was carried by the Citi
zens, ticket for delegates to the Constitu
tional Convention,being made up of 4 Re
publicans and 3 democrats.
As a whole, the returns are good, indi
cating a healthy condition of the Republi
can party everywhere.
The Chamhersburg Repository, in an
article on the members of the Legislature
of last winter, after referring to some
things to commend them, conclude 3 as fol
" On the other hand they were guilty of
far too much special legislation which dis
criminated unfairly in favor of the few
against the many, and some Republican
members stained their hands and con
sciences with bribes in its accomplishment.
A number of these have been allowed to
stay at home this winter, a happy circum
stance which is due chiefly to the indig
nant remonstrances of those journals
which the Harrisburg Telegraph under
takes to scold. They need not be rendered
unhappy by reason of it, and the present
Legislature will lose nothing by their en
forced absence. We hope to see, this
winter, that through their efforts corrupt
special legislation, and indeed special leg
islation generally, has received a death
We agree with the Pittsburg Commer
cial that this is a question of great impor
tance to the Republicans of Pennsylvania,
the great body of whom, no doubt, would
prefer that the Legislature of last winter
should, as far as possible, be forgotten.
But there is a scheme on foot to revive
recollections and indorse one of the most
objectionable members of the last House
by electing him Speaker of the new body.
Mr. Strang, of Tioga, was perhaps the
most unblushing advocate of extrava
gance of the old body, and the most open
and reckless in defying public sentiment.
He gloried in his wrong, and could not
sufficiently express his contempt for that
public opinion which warned him to desist.
He comes hack now for the Speakership
that he may put in practice his peculiar
ideas of a legislator's duty. Have not
the Republican party in Pennsylvania had
enough of such men, enough of these
practices of extravagance, enough of this
contempt for public sentiment? Mr.
Strang evidently thinks not. What say
the Republican masses? What is the
voice of the Republican press? Let them
speak out boldly and emphatically now,
and not wait until the mischief is done,
and then whine about it. It is especially
necessary that public opinion should be
heard now, because a legislative " ring "
is about being formed, lead off by the
Philadelphia " roosters." It is already
announced that the State Treasurership
is "fixed " for the present incumbent,
and Strang is to be the "ring " candidate
for Speaker. Last winter Philadelphia
"ruled the roast," and monopolized all
the prominent places on the committees
of the House, and they are now "setting
up " for the same gam% The "country
members" can nip this nice arrangement
in the bud, if they will go at it with a
will. Let the country press speak out,
and speak now.
We learn, too, that Senator Connell is
busily engaged iu fixing the "slate " for
the Senate, and will again monopolize five
of the Senate's officials, and fix the Fi
nance Committee to suit the purposes of
the " ring," unless the " country Sena
tors " are up and doing. " Forewarned
Our exchanges state that the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue has prepared
a circular of instructions, to be sent to the
Deputy Assessors of each district, in ref
erence to the assessment of theo Income
tax. A thorough canvass of eachaivision
is to be made this month. Every house
must be visited, and the names of the in
mates obtained. Persons who have no
income to be taxed must make an affidavit
of that fact, and those who have made no
returns are to be summoned to appear at
the office of the assessor, and in case of
failure to respond, are subject to a penal
ty. The duty of energetic action im
pressed upon the assessor.
As showing where the sympathies of
the Democracy were during the war, and
are now, we make the following extract
from a report ii a Norfolk paper of the
recent trip of a party of firemen of that
city to Philadelphia. All the proceedings
narrated therein took place at the Moya
amusing Hose house, the headquarters of
the Democracy of the Fourth Ward, and
of the city:
"The banquet was all that princes
could have desired, and the welcome was
given in a spirit or purpose that made all
bands exceedingly joyous and particularly
happy. Speeches, good cheer and senti
ment were the older of the night Until the
cloth was removed, when the stately edi
fice of that excellent company was shaken
from centre to circumference with a
chorurthat made everything ring again.
The "Bonnie Blue Flag," "I am a Geed
Old Rebel, "Dixie, , 9 "Sons of the South,"
and other songs were sung with a will and
determination that looked like "times of
old." The presiding genius of the occa
sion was Alderman William McMullin,
who appeared never tired of showing the
hope boys courtesies and acts of hospi
tality that have endeared him to them "as
a man amongst men.""
Gen. George B. McClellan and family,
and Gen. Marcy, father of Mrs. McClel
lan, have engaged quarters at the Metro
politan hotel, Washington, and will spend
the winter there.
George B. always had a hankering
toward Washington. During the war he
lingered long with his army on the heights
opposite the entrancing city, and even
sought a four years' residence in the
White House, in the Autumn 0f1864. We
are happy to know that his ambition for
a residence in Washington is about to be
OUR PHILADELPHIA LETTER
The Mayor and his Dismissals—The Metro
politan Police Bill—More Election Contests—
Hon. B. F. Butler Fleeced—City Passenger
Railways and a Reduction of Fares—Trial
Qf Marshall K. Evans—The New York Elec
tion—General News, &c., &c.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3, 1869.
DEAR ARE : His Honor, the Mayor of our
great city, is no sooner firmly fixed in his po
sition by a fortunate decision of the men at
law, than he throws off the mask, and shows
what a real, live, good and consistent Demo
cratic Mayor can do. Heretofore Mayor Fox,
it was thought, would follow in the footsteps
of his predecessors, and at least keep upon
the force the really few good officers aud de
tectives who have held positions for the last
twelve years; but alas, some of them were
suspected of being tinctured with Republi
canism, and now that Mr. Fox's position is
no longer in doubt, everybody who held the
smallest place under our former Mayor, must
give way to the mighty pressure the Celts are
bringing to bear. It is even rumored that
Pere Hyacinthe would be offered a detectives
position, but as he is not altogether right
with the Mother Church, that is now knocked
in the head.
Strong efforts will be made during the
coming winter to defeat the proposed Metro
politan Police Bill, and I bear that already
considerable quantities of that article which
proved so potent upon former occasions at
Harrisburg, has been subscribed to defeat
this much needed reform. Fortunately the
present Legislature is composed of different
material than the last, hence the police bill is
considered perfectly safe.
Furman Sheppard, Esq.,
late acting Dis
trict Attorney, and one of the outs by the de
cision of the court, has filed a petition asking
for a re-count of the votes. The petitioner
says he has made a careful examination, and
claims that a number of omissions and cleri
cal errors have occurred in the count, which,
if rectified, will give him the District Attor
neyship by forty-four majority. The case is
held under advisement.
For the past few weeks the public prints
have been considerably exercised as to which
one of the many parties who are possessors
of fast horses in our city oonld produce the
smallest animal in town. Mr. Wm. Rose has
a mare colt which measures but twenty-seven
and a half inches in heighth. Her dam was a
thorough-bred, fifteen and a halt' hands high,
and her sire of Hambletonian stook. Lancas
ter county has a national reputation for pro
ducing large horses, but when it comes to
small ones, then I rather opine Philadelphia
takes the rag off the boa.
Hon. B. F. Butler was victimized a few
days since. He was on his way from this
city to New York, and had an overcoat and
dress coat stolen from his apartment in the
sleeping car. He bad about eight hundred
dollars in currency and a number of checks in
the pocket of the dress coat. The loss was
not discovered until hie arrival in New York ,
when payment upon the checks was stopped.
Many have been the experiments made of
late, having in view a reduction of car fare
on our City Passenger Railways, but until
last week nothing has been tried that looks so
leasable 118 an arrangement on the Spruce and
Pine street railway, by which the services of
a conductor are dispensed with. Passengers
place the amount of fare in a small box at
tached to a band, which is drawn out into a
small glass box in front of the driver, who
upon seeing the amount to be correct, touches
a spring when the money or ticket falls into
an iron safe. When change is wanted, the
passengers procure it from the driver, whets
supplied before the car leaves the depot. This
new method, it is argued, will not only prevent
the much talked of system of "knocking
down," but the companies, by saving the
wages of the =doctors, will be able to reduce
the car fare from seven to five cents.
Marshall K. Evans, who, on the 24th day
of August last, shot his father in a fit of in
sanity, was arrainged on Tuesday last before
Judges Pierce and Paxson. The prisoner was
defended by ex-Judge Strong and C. H. T.
Collis. The jury rendered a verdict of not
guilty, upon the ground of insanity. You
will remember I gave you a detailed account
of this affair at the time.
The election in New York and the result
astonishes no one here. It is an undeniable
fact that crowds of repeate'rs left for New
York to be on hand to return the compliment
of the New York repeaters last October. A
dispatch states that five hundred Philadel
phia " repeaters " headed by Bill McMullen,
were early at work, and in one district fifty of
them voted solid for Democracy.
In our own city, last October, this repeat
ing system did not work as well as expected,
simply because the city Executive Committee
were on the alert. For once we had a com
mittee who did their work nobly, and to them
alone should the people of Pennsylvania feel
thankful that the State to-day is in the hands
of the Republicans. The election was carried
on with less money than usual, and the Etas:
sum that was raised was distributed to ala.:
vantage. All good party men are only' anx
ious that next year we may secure as good a
committee, and in the hands of such men as
Messrs. John L. Hill, .Robmt T. Gill and Jno.
McCullough, Philadelphia pan always be de
pended upon far live t housand atsdonity.,
MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
The following is a complete list of the
members of the Legislature elected at the
last election. In the 20th Senatorial Dis
trict two certificates will no doubt be pre
sented, and it will devolve upon the action
of the Senate which member is legally en ;
titled to his scat :
1. W, M. Watt, R. gain.'l7. E. Billingfelt, R.
2. A. W. Ilenszey, It. J. B. Warfel, R.
3. D. A. Nagle, D. 16. A. G. Miller, D.
4. Geo. Connell, It. 10. C. M. Duncan, D.
5. C. H. Stinson, R. 20. Edward Scull, E.
H. J. Brooke, R. 21. J. R. Robison, R.
6. R. J. Linderman, D. C. J. T. Mclntire, D
7. R. S. Brown, D. ,22. Harry White, R.
S. J. D. Davis, D. 23. W. A. Wallace, D.
0. W. M. Randall D. 24. A. A. Purman, D.
10. A. G. Brodhead, D. 126. J. L. Graham, R.
11. P. G. Osterhout, B. ; Thos. Howard,
12. S. G. Turner, D. 20.' Jas. S. Butan, R.
13. A. G. Olmstead, R. 27. James Kerr. R.
14. John R. Beck, 1). 129. H. Allen, It:
15. C. R. Buckalew, D. ;29. Id. B. Lowry, R.
16. David Mumma, R.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Philadelphia. , Centre.
1. L. B. Thomas, R. Jacob G. Meyer, D.
2. G. Maxwell, R. gain.' Columbia and Montour.
3. Sam. Josephs, D. 'George Scott, D.
4. Win. Elliott, It. I Cumber/and.
5. Ed w. G. Carlin, D. John 1.1. Lehlig, D.
G. John F. 1110oney, U. Dauphin.
7. Rob' t. Johnston It. A. C. Smith, R.
S. Jas. V. Stokes, It. 'John E. Parsons, R.
9. Siting D. Dailey, D. ' Delaware.
10. Elisha W. Davis, R. ,Vlios. V. t ooper, It.
11. Wm. M. Bunn, It. 1 Erie.
12. Alex. Adair°, R. 'C. 0. Bowman, R.
13. John Forsyth, D. 'D. B. APCreary, It.
14. John Cloud It. Fayette.
15. 'ttlnua Albright, R. ,T. B. Schnatterly, D.
pi. Marsh. U. Hong, It. I Prank/in and Perry.
17. Watson Comb'', R. G. W. Skinner, D. gain.
18. James Miller, It. D. B. Milliken, D.
A. B. Dill, D. Jos.! Sedgowick, D.
Allegheny. I Huntingdon Mifflin and
M. S. Humphreys, It I Juniata.
Alex. Miller, R. 111. J M'Ateer, D. gain,
Joseph Walton, It. lA. Itcrer, D. gain.
James Taylor, R. Indiana and Wedmore-
D. W. White, R. land.
John H. Kerr, It. !D. M. Marshall, R.
Armstrong. A. M. Fulton, R.
M. M. Steele. U. Zaeob F. Krens,R.
Beaver and Washington.! Lancaster.
W. C. Shurlock, R. A. C. Iteinoehl. It.
A. J. Burlington, It. iA. Goilshalk, R.
11. J. Vankirk, R. I E. B. Herr, R.
Bedford, Patton and John E. Wiley, R.
J. It. Longenecker, R. 'J. IL Deininger, It.
F. B. Long, R. Lehigh.
Berks. Adam Woolever, D.
Henry Brobst, D. D. H. Creitz, D.
A. T. C. Keller, D.Lear-erne.
H. H. Schwartz, D. S. W. Keene, D.
Blair. Jno. WMahon, R. gain.
Joseph Robinson, R. i George Cory R. gain.
Bradford and Sultivan. Lycoming, Union and
J. F. Chamberlain, It. I Snyder.
James H. Webb, IL Theodore Hill, R.
Bucks. ; Thomas Church R.
Joshua Beans, D. 'Andrew H. Dill, D.
E. C. M)Kinstry, D. 1 Montgomery.
Butler, Lawrence and James Esehbacb, D.
Mercer. John! J. Harvey, D.
G. W. McCracken, It. I Northampton.
D. Craig, K. Samuel Boileau, D.
E. A. Wheeler, R. 'David Engleman, I).
Alexander Leslie, R. ! Northumberland.
Umbria. ' R. Montgomery, D.
John Porter, D. I Pike and Wayne.
Cameron. Minton and Wm. 11. Dimmick. I).
McKean I Potter and Ttoga.
A. B. Armstrong, D. B. B. Strang, R.
Carbon and Monroe. J. B Niles, - R.
Wesley B. Leonard, D. Schitylkill.
Cheater. i James Ellis, D.
James C. Roberts, R. 1 .1. Irvin Steele, D.
Joseph C. Keeeli, R. F. W. Snyder, D.
A. Darlington, H. ,Susquehanna , Wyoming
Clarion and Jefferson. George S. Fassett, R.
R. B. Brown, D. A. P. Stephens, R.
Crawford. Penang° and Warren.
H. U Johnson, B. I J. D. M'Junkin, R.
F. W. Ames, R. 'Charles W. Stone, R.
Clearfield, Elk and ./ibr-' York.
est. ,George R. Harsh, D.
John G. Hall, D. 18. F. Porter, D.
ROUSE OF ItEPRRSENTATIVESI.
Republlam majority.. 20
Pewits: Rev. R. W. Butter, D. D., for
merly a resident of this city, and well known
to our citizens, preached his nineteenth anni
versary sermon as pastor of St. Matthew's
Lutheran Church, in Philadelphia, on the
10th ult. During these years be has received
into the church 608 members, officiated at 369
funerals, and. married 881 conpla. Several
mission schools were established, from which
churches have originated.
Mr. S. S. Rathvou stated at the meeting of
the Linntean Society ttf this county, on Satur
day last, that the centipede was a deadly
enemy of the bed-bug, which it kills. Some
member suggested that the insect might be
introduced into houses to keep bedfi'olaar .ot
bugs. The question was asked whether the
antidote would not be worse than the disease.
The old Brethren German Baptiste dedi
cated a meeting-house in Mount Joy-twp.,
about fi ve miles northwest of the borough o f
Mount Joy, on Sunday last. Revs. Wm.
Hartzler, of Dauphin, and George Bucher, of
Lebanon, were the officiating ministers.
B. M. Stauffer, of Monnt Joy, has purchased
a large farm near Sedalia, Missouri.
Mrs. Sophia Meylin died in this city on
Wednesday last, and left a will, which directs
among other things, that one thousand dol
lars shall be given to Trinity Lutheran
church, and about ten thousand to Zion's
German Lutheran Church of this city. The
will having been made within thirty days of
her death makes these bequests void, the law
providing that they must be made at least
one month before the death of the testator.
The Presbyterian Church, of this city, lost a
similar bequest a few years ago, from a like
Mr. Charles E. Wise, of this city, made a
balloon ascension from Reading on Thursday
last. He was compelled to "go it alone," be
cause sufficient gas could not be obtained to
inflate the balloon. He was In the upper
regions about an hour, having travelled
about 85 miles, landing near Sumneytown,
The corner-stone of a new Episcopal church
Was laid in Manheim, on Friday afternoon
last, Revs. A. M. Abel, of Lebanon, and T.
B. Barker, of this city officiating.
George Bullar, of Marietta, a brakeman on
the Pennsylvania Railroad, was run over by
the mail train going west, on Wednesday of
last week at Dillerville, and so badly injured
that be died in half an hour.
The case of John Hildebrand vs. Jacob,
John and John H. Eckman, which was com
menced in our Court of Common Pleas on
Tuesday, forenoon of last week, was brought
to a close on Saturday morning last. Judge
Hayes charged the jury, shortly after which
the jury returned a verdict in favor' of the
plaintiff, whieh, in effect, establishes the
validity of the will of Daniel Eckman, de
ceased, which was involved in the trial.
Henry Eby, ar., of Manbeim borough, has
in his possession a stove, adapted for burn
ing-wood only, which was cast at Elizabeth
furnace, this county, in the year 1709, and
bears the name of Baron Henry Von &nisei.
At a sale of stocks, recently, in Philadel
phia, $45000 of Harrisburg, Mount Joy and
Lancaster Railroad brought 93.25 per cent.
Application has been made to the Court of
Common Pleas'of tble county for a charter
for the ' "Litiz Saving Fund and Building
Mies Mary D. Nauman, author of Sydney
Elliott, has another work in preparation,
which will soon be ready for publication. The
new book will be entitled "Twisted Threads."
Riddle & Cochran, at No. 40 North Queen
street, will Imre 'it for sale as soon as pub
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are
the only days on which persons are allowed
to shoot ducks en the &moque na.
The Herald says that the d shipment of
iron ore from York county the furnaces
around Columbia, is very large.
The Lancaster and Litiz turnpike company
have declared a dividend of one dollar and
fifty cents on each share of capital stock.
Rabbits are quite plenty everywhere
through this county. The mildness of last
winter was quite favorable to their increase.
The corn crop in this county is turning
out much better when husked than was gen!
orally anticipated. In the southeastern sec
tion of the county it is a fair average crop 3
Some farmers have crops quite equal to that
of last year.
We were struck with an idea while in one
of our stores last Saturday—That an irritable
customer who bothers much but buys little,
is productive of counter irritation.
A reward of one hundred dollars has been
offered for the recovery of the body of Adam
Warfel, supposed to have been drowned in
the Susquehanna recently.
There is more late sown wheat this fall
than for many years, owing to the long con
tinued drouth in Idle early fall. Since the
heavy rains it looks quite promising. '
About now a great many people are putting
up or causing to be put up stoves. A friend
thinks that if Job had ever been called upon
to put np a stove it would have ruined his
reputation, especially for patience.
The disp layi of fall goods in our store win
dows looks gay and gorgeous. Purchase
from those who advertise—the are always the
most liberal in prices.
A. N. Ilreneman, of this city, has received
a patent for samples for shoe dealers.
The following maa the appointments made
by the Eas t Pennsylvania Eldership of the
Church of God, at its annual meeting, held
at Washington borough last week: Lancas
ter, C. Price; Mount Joy, L. B. Hartman;
Elizabethtown, J. W. Desliong; Bainbridge
and Maytown, J. C. Owens; Washington
borough, W. L. Jones; Columbia mission
attached to Washington borough. 0. H.
Betts has been appointed to the circuit of
The following are the recently elected offi
cers of the Manheim and Lancaster Turnpike
Company: President, John Stauffer; Secre
tary and Treasurer, H. C. Gingrich; Mana
gers, Dr. Samuel Parker, Abraham Kauffman,
David Hostetter, Daniel F. Hamaker, and
H. H. Landis.
Mrs. Catharine Snyder, wife of Peter
Snyder, residing near Hinkletown ' Earl-twp.,
this county, was found dead in her bed on
Sunday morning. She had retired the even
ing before in her usual good health.
The Colnmbia Spy says: A few days ago
Mr. Jacob Saylor, of Wasbinglon, in tearing
up an old floor, found nearly $25 in silver,
which had fallen through the openings of the
floor during the "lapse of ages."
Hugh S. Clara, Assignee of Sprenger &
Weidler, sold their brewery in Columbia, at
public sale, to Mr. H. Zaepfel, of this city,
for the sum of $l4 000.
The property of A. D. Rockafellow, on the
Millersville pike, in this city, was sold on
Monday evening last, by the assignees, to H.
.9. Witmer, for $8,889.49.
Mr. Daniel Clemens, of this city, exhibited
to us a few days ago the smallest specimen
of the canine species we have ever seen or
heard of. He is of the English terrier species,
is seven months old, and weighs a scant
pound and a half. He is a lively little fellow,
and possesses unusual intelligence, perform
ing many cute little tricks. Ho answers to
the name of "Guess."
A family of five persons were poisoned in
Columbia, recently, by eating what is known
as "cup cheese." Emetics were administered,
and the whole family saved.
SHERIFF'S SALES : Sheriff Fiy sold on
Saturday at the Court House, the following
named properties :
Twr lots of ground and a tavern house in
the borough of Mount Joy, property of Alex
ander D. Reese, to B. F. Hiestand, for $4,400.
The same property was also sold for $3O, to
John S. Lentz, as the property of G. W. and
J. J. Kersey.
Three lots of ground with improvements, in
the city of Lancaster, property of Samuel
Showers, to John Saner, for $2,025.
Six acres of land, with improvements, iu
Salisbury-twp., property of John L. Bri nley,
to Daniel and Henry M. Trout, for $1,670.
Five acres of land with improvements, in
the village of Quarryville, property of Henry
Myers, to Wm. J. Hess, for $1,500.
Dwelling house and lot of ground in the
village of Reamstown, property of Reuben G.
Sherman, to Wm. R. Wilson, Esq., for $1,230.
Three acres of land, in Warwick-twp., with
improvements, property of R. B. Grosh, to
John Evans, for $690.
Lot of ground and dwelling house in Mil
lersville, properly of T. C. Rockafellow, to
C. B. Herr, for $1,700.
Five and a-half acres of land, with im
provements, In East Cocalico-twp., property
of Geo. Walter, to Henry Kegerries, for $l5O.
Five acres of land, with improvements, in
Fulton-twp., property of M. Alexander, to
Sarah Porter, for $370.
A dwelling and lot of ground, in the bor
ough of Strasburg, property of Jos. G. Bru
baker, to Hon. 0. J. Dickey, for $BlO.
A lot of ground, with improvements, in the
city of Lancaster, property of A. Scheetz,
(subject to a mortgage of 89,250) to Christian
B. Herr, of Millersville, for 88.000.
Three small tracts of land in Carnarvon
twp., property of Stephen J. Bickham and
Sarah Bickham, trustees, to S. H. Price,
Esq., No. 1 for $6O, No. 2 for $llO, and No. 3
Six lots of ground, with improvements, in
the city of Lancaster, property of Amos K.
Bowers, to Eshleman & Herr, the two first
lots for $2,700, and the remaining four lots
Eighty-seven acres and 156 perches of land,
with gristmill, &0., in Sadsbury-twp., pro
perty of Charles Sharpless, to Sam'l Stokoni,
The "Lancaster Locomotive Works," with
machinery, tools, &c., property of E. S.
Norris, to Reed, McGrann & Co., for $50,000.
ELECTION OF CITY OFFICER/1i : The two
branches of City Councils of this city, met in
Convention on Wednesday evening of last
week, and elected the following city officers
for the ensuing year :
City Solicitor—J. W. Johnson, Esq.
Nuperintendent o f Water Works—William
Street Commissioner—Wm. Bucking.
City Regulator—Theo. W. Herr.
Assistant Regulators—lsaac Hubley and
Messenger of Councils—John Kuhns.
The abovo were all nominees of the Repub
lican caucus. George Brubaker voted against
Mr. Johnson for City Solicitor, and for Edgar
C. Reed, a Republican, who suffered himself
to be used by George, and received in addition
to his vote, the votes of all the copperheads
except Mr. Harple, who voted for Johnson.
Brubaker is not to: be trusted, whenever he
can make a bargain, but the majority in Coun
cils is so largely Republican that his fangs
are drawn, and all he can do is to expose him
self. We are glad to chronicle the fact that
nut a single Republican went with him against
The following are the standing Committees
of the two branches of Councils :
SelectWater-.-George Brubaker, Isaac
Mishler, Wm. A. Morton.
Finance—Gotlieb Boner, Wm. A. Morton.
Streets—Joseph Samson, 11. C. Demuth
Markets—H. C. Demuth, Joseph R. Royer
Fire Engines and Hose Companies—Geo.
Webrly, Geo. Brubaker, H. C. Demuth.
Buchanan Relief—Gotheb Setter, H. C. De
Polige—Jspaeblishisrr, Joseptk G OO .
Lamps—Geo. Wehriy, Isaac
City Property—lleorp Breliph*, , Joseph
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