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LANCASTER CITY, VA.
F 'DAY, NOVEMBER 19,1869
Seonumy. Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
•f the Revenue tail Payment of the Pnblie
MR. S BAKER YOUNG, the Lancaster News
Dealer, who everybody knows, is agent for
AT/lEtt AItAAGAM, and is Authorized to take
debscriptions and receive money for the same.
COMMENCEMENT 01' A NEW VOLUME
NOVEMBER 19, 1809
WEEKLY LETTERS FROM
FATHER ABRAHAM has become one of the
permanent and successful institutions of Penn
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
mow, 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
ABRAHAM, against the eorruptionists and
for Reform, and the party was saved from in
We mean to go on as we have begun. We
shall insist upon speedy reform, to which a
large number of new members stand publicly
pledged. In a word, FATHER ABRAHAM
will continue to advocate and defend the
sights and interests of the People, and the
honor and welfare of the great Republican
party. We shall also make the best possible
use of our space by condensing news items,
and selecting the best and most entertaining
literary matter. The popular and very
amusing letters from " PIT SC HWEFFLE
BRE.NNER" will be continued regularly,
and we may .safely say,. imptrjatut improve
ments on his former productions may be
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cimens of these Engravings can be seen at
the office of FATHER ABRAHAM.
Casli must accompany the subscriptions.
RAUCH & COCHRAN,
Publishers of Father Abraham,
The Philadelphia Sunday Republic says :
"We understand that General W. W.
Irwin, of Beaver, will be a candidate for
State Treasurer before the next Legisla
ture. The General is a gentleman of fine
social qualities and of great popularity,
and having already filled the position for
one year with great credit, will likely give
Mr. Mackey some trouble." Jes so !
THE COFODE•FOSTER CASE
A Washington dispatch says that Hon.
John Covode has proved before the House
Election Committee over two hundred
fraudulent votes cast for Foster in the
Twenty-first Congressional district. He
also, the dispatch states, shows such
frauds by the Democratic election officers
as will throw out two whole polls and give
him a majority of about five hundred. As
Foster only claimed to be elected by about
forty or tilty majority, Covode, if the evi
dace he produces is satisfactory to the
Roam, Must get his seat.
We learn from some of our exchanges
that E. IL Rauch, one of the editors of
FATHER ABRAHAM, is a candidate for the
clerkship of the Senate. The Sunday Re
public says: " His paper (Father Abra
ham) has the right ring, but it is not the
ring that will advance the editors (alleged)
clerical aspirations. We once heard of
a man who made his fortune by minding
his own business,' and we think we see a
fortune in FATHER AnuAnitm.”
This is certainly complimentary, if not
encouraging, to a candidate. But, we re
spectfully suggest that the discussion of
Mr. B.'s claims for the position is prema
ture. He has not solicited the vote of a
single Senator. He, too, believes he can
see " a fortune in FATHER ABRAHAM,"
but not by going back on its peculiar
"ring" for that other "ring" which as
sumes to control things at Harrisburg.
MAJOR A. C. REIMERL.
This gentleman is very favorably spoken
of as a candidate for the Speakership of
the House of Representatives. As he is in
every respect worthy, reliable, competent
and experienced as a parliamentatian, we
trust the opportunity to bestow such a
well deserved compliment not only to
Major Reincehl, but also to the fifteen
thousand republicans of ' The Old Guard,'
may not be overlooked. Members who
feel inclined to support a true and well
tried man for the Speakership—one who
will make an impartial officer, and who
cannot be controlled or influenced by rings
or corruptionists, could not do better, in
our candid opinion, than to unite on the
gentleman named. It is true, he is one of
the youngest—perhaps the youngest mem
ber of the next llouse. But, so *was the
late Wm. C. A. Lawrence, Speaker during
the sessions of 1859 and 1860. Yet all
concede that a more competent and accom
plished presiding officer never occupied the
old Hancock chair. Vote for Reino-hl.
HON. H. S. QUAY.
We are pleased to find that this emi
nent gentleman has at last consented to
decide and announce who will and who will
not be elected Speaker of the House, State
Treasurer, Clerk, Messenger, Paster and
Folder, &c. Heretofore the members of
the Legislature used to meet in caucus,
and decide these questions for themselves,
but henceforth they need only call on Mr.
Quay, receive the slate and put it through
in due form. He has already decided that
Mr. Mackey will, and Gen. Irwin will not
be State Treasurer; that Mr. Strang, and
pot Mr. Reinoehl, or any other man, has
been by himself selected for the Speaker
ship. Col. Hamersly, according to Mr.
Quay's determination, is to have no oppo
sition. For the Clerkship of the House
Mr. Quay has not yet fully decided. The
one upon whom• he is going to bestow the
favor will be announced hereafter.
Since writing the above, Mr. Quay's
paper—the Beaver Radical—came to hand,
saying that "we" (Quay) have no inti
mation of the candidacy of Gen. Irwin, to
which FATHER ABRAHAM adverts. Mr.
Quay may find out before very long that
he is even a very. formidable candidate.
We respectfully suggest, for the consid
eration of Mr. Quay, that there is yet time
for deciding finally in regard to the sev
eral candidates. He might, possibly, in
a few cases deem it expedient to change
the slate, and therefore it might be well
not to be in too great a hurry about an
LET JUSTICE BE DONE.
As the newly elected Legislature is
principally made up of men who appear to
be determined to avoid the errors of their
predecessors, and inaugurate wholesome
and radical reform, and thus deserve the
confidence reposed in them by the people,
the matter of doing simple justice to at
least one faithful public servant should not
be overlooked. We refer to Gen. IV. W ,
Inwm, who, after filling the office of State
Treasurer for one year, in a manner entire
ly satisfactory to the public and with honor
to himself, was made the victim of the
ring, and defeated by the extensive use and
promise of money. It was the first time
in the history of the Republican party of
Pennsylvania, that a competent, faithful
and worthy State Treasurer was ousted
from his position in clear violatio: , and
disregard of party usage. For instance,
Hon. Henry D. Moore, also a gentleman
of high character and excellent qualifica
tions, was re-elected three times. lion.
Wm. H. Kemble, was Treasurer three
times, and his successar, Gen. Irwin. one
time ; whilst not a word has been or can
be said against him as a Republican or an
officer. And as the fact is notorious that
he was ousted by the extensive use of
money and promises of money--(and a
number of promises so made amounting to
thousands of dollars are not yet complied
with)—it seems to us that, to be consis
tent and just, the new Legislature can do
no less than restore him to office, and if ho
continues to faithtully discharge his duty,
as doubtless he will, to treat him as his
Republican predecessors were treated, by
giving him the full term of three years—
including the one year during which he
has served in tl.e office. That will be an
act of simple justice, and if we are not
greatly mistaken he will be so restored by
the Justice loving representatives of the
people, according to the usages of the
ANDY ARMSTRONG'S LIBEL SUIT.
For the purpose of securing speedy
justice to all concerned . in the action in
stituted by Andrew Armstrong against
Rauch & Cochran, for libel, and to pre
vent the case from passing out of sight by
neglect or indefinite postponement, the
defendants have resolved to push the case
forward to speedy trial, and served a rule
on the plaintiff to appoint arbitrators on
Monday, the `29th inst., by which tulle it
is supposed the plaintiff will have tiled his
declaration, with assessment of "damage,
and all other matters and things properly
attended to. We will endeavor to keep
our readers duly posted as to the progress
of this highly interesting case from time
r to time.
THE STATE FINANCES.
The circular recently issued by the au
thorities at Harrisburg, informing hold
ers of the five per cent. State loan, due
July 1, 1870, that all such bonds will
be redeemed in full, , with accrued in
terest to date of presentation, will steal
considerable bemocratic thunder, and the
following facts based thereon will deprive
them of more : In 1860 the debt of
Pennsylvania was $37,849,125, the largest
debt owed by any State in the Union.
After nine years of Republican rule our
debt is $33,286,064, and we have in the
treasury bonds applicable to the payment
of our indebtedness, and no other purpose,
amounting to $9,582,000 ; showing our
debt to be (less assets held by the Com
monwealth as above,) $23,704,064. This
statement shows assets against our debt
of $9,582,000, and an actual reduction of
$4,562,161, and therefore an improvement
in our condition in nine years of $14,144,-
161. These figures are peculiarly a source
of pride when compared with others shelv
ing the condition of the debt of nearly
every other State since 1860. Now .eur
debt, which led all the rest then, is only
fourth in amount, and while we have
steadily reduced ours every other Stale,
except three, has been going deeper into
debt. This is the first time in the history
of our debt that any portion of the indebt
edness has been taken up without a aew
loan for that purpose.
On this subject we find an article in-the
last number of the Washington (Pa.) Re
porter, published by Messrs. Moore Sr, Kel
ley—the latter gentleman being Hon. Vis.
R. Kelley, ex-Speaker of the Pennsylva
nia House of Representatives, and is,
therefore perfectly familiar with the sub
ject. The article strongly opposes the
pernicious system of special legislation,
which so seriously interferes with the in
terests of the State. Says the Reporter:
" So long.aa this aysteriroFjolrber
mains, just so long will" Corruption and
dishonesty reign at llarrisburq. We do
not mean to assert that in special legisla
tion alone consists all the villainy perpe
trated at the State capital, but we do say
it is one of the most prolific sources of leg
islative corruption. Every year a power
ful ring is formed in each House for the
express purpose of pushing through bills
of an extraordinary and objectionable
character, and for every job of this nature
the members of that ring receive a liberal
"Nor is this all the evil which grows out
of the system. The interests of the State
are made to yield to those of individuals.
General legislation, demanded by the pub
lic, is procrastinated or pushed aside alto
gether, in order to give place to measures
in which "dividends" are involved. The
public calendar is treated as a matter of
little importance and, week after week, is
crowded off to make room for the private
bills which "pay." The result is that
every year encumbers our statute books
with a long list of special acts, while the
general laws scarcely occupy a score of
pages. Jobbing has become so prominent
and important a feature of legislation that
many men go to Harrisburg with thd ex
press purpose in view of making money.
We have known men to conic to the house
from the city of Philadelphia whose elec
tion cost them from one to two thousand
dollars each, and yet they consideWl it
the most profitable investment they Ould
make, although the salary of a member is
only one thousand dollars a session. tiese
parties came for the express object of lattic
ing money, and the interests of the Com
monwealth were a matter of no Oise
quence to them. They did not caps a
straw whether a public bill wti., ever piss
ed or not ; their only concern was for the
" little serpents," which, if wriggled
through successfully, would yield then a
handsome return in the shape of bona' It
was utterly useless for honest and cis6ei
cntious men to protest against the dime
gard of public interests. Matters invilv
ing " considerations," and ''set up's in
the ring, were bound to take precedeßsi
of everything else, and all that faithful
members could do was to chafe and writhe
under the outrage.
"While this s stemlasts,thereisnohepe
of escape from legislative wrong and chr
ruptiou. While stock-jobbing is permit
ted to reign and rule at Harrisburg, the
interests of the State will continue to suf
fer, and our Legislative bodies be only the
synonym for every kind of villainy. The
press and the people will alike complain
in vain. The only remedy lies in the
complete abolition of special legislation.
The people should demand this. It is Of
no manner of benefit to them in any re
spect, but, on the contrary, is the means
of inflicting upon them the most flagrant
injuries and outrages. It is wrong is prin
ciple and doubly wrong in practice. The
public are disgusted, sickened and wearied
of it, and the yoke ought to be and must
be broken. The long-suffering patient*
of an outraged people is well nigh exhaast
ed, and it would be wise for their Repre
sentatives to heed the portentous Bios
which have already appeared. They have
had sufficent warning."
Yesterday being Thanksgiving Day,
FATHER ABRAHAM makes its appearance
a few hours later this week than usual.
WORK FOR THE AITORNEY GENERAL
As the newly appointed Attorney Gen
eral has just entered upon the responsible
duties of his office, we respectfully venture
to suggest that he should direct his atten
tion to some of the recent cases of getting
money from the public Treasury without
consideration. The amount paid Mr.
Illyus, of this county, as a paster and folder
during the session of 186 S, was clearly a
mistake, to say the least, as it is an unde
niable fact that he was no 'Aster and
folder at all, or officer of any kind, during
said session. Yet he was paid over $7OO
salary as an officer, for which the State
received no service. Another case that
demands the attention of the uew Attorney
General, is the sum of abouteighty dollars
paid, by mistake, to Andrew Armstrong,
Esq., whilst'a member of the House two
years ago. The amount of mileage to
which he was actually entitled is about
$9, for thirty miles, that being the distance
from his residence, near Mount Joy, to
Harrisburg. The amount paid him, by
'mistake, was over $9O, for 306 miles. There
are other cases of payments made out of
the public Treasury, by mistake, and we
are confident that we need only call atten
tion to them to induce the Attorney Gen
eral to collect, in the usual manner, all
such back standing accounts. They are
not very large, it is true, but as they justly
belong to the State, let them be collected
and paid back into the Treasury without
unnecessary delay. The people only want
their own--nothing more.
HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE
It will be remembered that FATHER
ABRAHAM was not specially favorable to
the election of A. J. Kauffman, Esq., to the
Chairmanship of the Republican County
Committee, but other counsels prevailed,
and he was chosen to manage the interests
of the party in this county. We have the
results of the late campaign, and Mr. K.
should have all the credit to which he is
entitled. lie received more money for
political purposes than any previous
Chairman; the Republican vote in the
county is less than it has been since the
party was thoroughly organized; the debts
have not all been paid, but it is said the
money is all disbursal. This may he a
creditable exhibit, but who sees it?
,f Miter A.brahaufs Chips.
TIIIRTY thousand women find employ
ment in the United States, manufactur
ing paper boxes.
Pooh whisky is called " Fifteenth
Amendment" in the South, because it's
hard to swallow.
JOHN W. BEAR, known as the Buck
-ye I3lacksmith, has been' appointed a
Special Agent of tht Treasury Depart
ment, and stationci at Baltimore
AN Irishman, writing from the West
to a friend, remarked : "Pork is so plenty
here that every third man you meet is a
DENVER papers warn people at the
East to stay away, as work is scarce,
wages low and the necessaries of life at
THE Western United Brethren Confer
ence made short work with all ministers
who belong to secret societies. All were
subjected to charges and handed over for
THOUSANDS of bushels of apples in
Michigan have been ruined by the recent
cold weather. Very few potatoes are yet
dug, but the farmers are now rooting them
out out in earnest.
THE cattle plague is raging in the vi
cinity of Cincinnati. Forty beeves have
already died. It is thought that the dis
ease is the result of feeding on slops from
A TERRIBLE accident occurred on the
Western Pacific Railroad near San Lean
dro, by a colision or two trains, on Sun
day last, by which eleven persons were
killed and about twenty wounded.
THE Public Ledger, Philadelphia, has
a daily edition of over seventy thousand
copies, and, with but one exception, has
the largest circulation of any daily news
paper in the world.
MISS JULIA C. ARDINGTON beat Mr.
Brown for Superintendent of Public
Schools of Mitchell county, lowa, at the
tli to. lowa leads all the other
Srai rest reforms.
IT is ' imated that there are eight hun
. and fifty cotton mills in the United
running over seven millions of
sp ndles. The capital employed in this
branch of business is said to be one hun
dred millions of dollars.
SENATOR , BROWNLOW writes to a
friend that he was not in the movement
to elect Andrew Johnson, and has not left
the Republican party, and that if he lives
to get back to the Senate his friends and
foes will find these things to be true.
REV. J. S. NICIIOLS, formerly of Chatu
bersburg, now of St. Louis, has received
a call to become pastor of a Presbyterian
congregation in New York, at a salary of
nine thousand dollars per annum.
THE Old School and New School Pres
byterians have reunited, and all Presbyte
riandom rejoiceth. Truly they have cause
for their gladness, for with the reunion all
dissensions have ceased, and a glorious
future is in store for this powerful and
TIIE Democratic papers are still pro
testing against the removal of the late
Attorney General. But then they have
always been his friends and defenders, and
the Harrisburg Telegraph gives that as
one reason why he was not a proper per
son to have in a Republican cabinet.
THE Democracy in Kansas appear to
be retrograding very faat. Two years
ago they had thirty members of the Leg
islature, while this year their strength
will not exceed twolve, in a body of one
hundred and sixteen members. They
carry but a portion of their ticket in the
three Missouri rives oounties of Leaven•
worth, Atchison and Wyintdotte.
OUR PHILADELPRIA. LETTER..
Snore--The District Attorney and the Un
licensed Taverns---The Divorce Business—
Raising of' a Ship sank in 1777—The
Empire l'a. , m,J,dte Railway -- The Holi
days—Thu.o, viril,,,,--(l,neral Betas, 6.c.
us e . 170/, is 69.
DEAR ABE : lesterduy efierimon a good old
fashioned snow storm set in, and to-day we
have a real taste of winter. As yet the snow
has not visited us iu sudicient quantities to
make it an object for the livery . stable men. It
has served as a reminder, however, to look up
sleighs, bells and buffalo robe.•; but alas! to a
poor newspaper man, such luxuries must not
be thought of, especially in a city like ours,
where they have the modesty to ask only the
small sum of ten dollars an hour for the priv
ilege of riding over our rough cobble stones,
seated in anything that will answer to the
name of sleigh!
Chas. Gibbous, Esq., our new District At
torney, certainly commences well, and means
to award the full measure of justice to alt such
as timper with the laws. During the past
week he has caused au order to be issued to the
various Ward Constables, instructing them in
their duties, as well as calling their attention
to the great number of unlicensed gin-mills in
our midst. He clearly tells the Constables
that unless they come down to dots in regard
to the many unlicensed taverns, a Sill of indict
ment will be sent before the Grand Jury
against them. Mr. Gibbons, by this course,
will make many enemies in such portions of
our city where whisky and Democracy pre
dominates; but then he has the well-wishes of
our best, citizens, and that is sufficient, to urge
him on in the good work he has undertaken.
Philadelphia is becoming as famous as Indi
ana for its number of divorce eases. And is
it any wonder? • Every day " silvers " some
thing like the following may be found in the
daily press of the city ;
64 rkII'ORUES LEGALLY OBTAINED, with-
LI out publicity, releasing both parties. Resi
dence not required. No lee unless decree is obtain
ed. Address, Mi." •
That the divorce business is thriving in our
midst is evident, not only from the above
advertisement, but because we have no less
than fifteen such cases occupying the atten
tion of our Courts during the present weak.
For a long time back efforts have been made
to raise a sunken ship called the "Augusta,"
which has lain submerged in the channel of
the river, Delaware, ever since the year 1777,
but all attempts have proved fruitless, until
last week, wlten the vessel was made to float.
The history of the •• Augusta" is quite inter
esting, and as items are rather scarce, I give
you this one. It appears t e vessel was
endeavoring to make her way to the city while
it was in possession of the British under Gen.
Howe, but unfortunately for the vessel, she
received a solid shot from one of the American
batteries when directly off Olouces:er, and
almost immediately sunk. When she was
brought to the surface, it. wits found that the
cargo consisted of three hundred tons of pig
iron, and a quantity of solid shot, to be used
against the American Army. • The vessel is
built of irish oak, and among the peculiarities
of her construction is that very few, if any,
nails or spikes were used in building her.
Amonglhe curiosities found on board, were a
few old English guineas, and two human skulls.
A bill has been sled to compel the Twelfth
and Sixteenth Streets Passenger Railways to
pave between their tracks with the improved
pavement, agreeably to a resolution passed by
Councils some time back. The Twelfth and
Sixteentisis a new road,,iucorporatett,by, the
last Legislature, and better known as` the
Empire City Passenger Railitay Company.
Letters have been received from Mr. Benja
min Moran, Secretary of Legation in London,
and an old Laneasterian, saying that he will
return to this country in the Spring. Mr.
Moran is a brother of William Moran, Esq.,
well known throughout the State as a promi
nent newspaper man, and visits this country
after an absence of over sixteen years.
The show-windo . ws of the stores throughout
the city, already appear dressed in their holi
day attire, and from the large display made a
brisk business is expected during the next few
Thanksgiving Day will be generally observ
ed here. The Custom Ilona., Mint, Treas
urer's Office, together with all the Banks and
Wholesale Houses, will close up shop. Elop
ing that you have received a monster Repub
lican turkey, and enjoy it only ns a hungry
editor can, I am, yours,
XICIGHBORIMI MUNTY NEWS.
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY.—Edw'd Yard
ly, Esq., of Pottsville, appointed a Notary'
Public Charles Sumner will lecture at
Pottsville on the evening of the 27th inst.
Mrs. Ann McGuire was found dead on
the railroad track, in St. Clair—killed by
a train whilst picking up coal Young
girls of Pottsville, not young men as was
supposed, are in the habit of spitting to
bacco juice on ladies' dresses out of spite
or revenge According to the Pottsville
Standard, a reverend gentleman preached
a sermon in that borough recently, whose
language was both chaste and eloquent.....
On Wednesday afternoon, Henry Oakley,
a miner, employed at the .Maple bale Col
liery, was instantly killed by a fall of
slate. His body was crushed to a je11y....
A German named Leonard Schmitt, was
found dead recently a short distance be
low Auburn. Verdict by the jury—death
by appoplexy or exposure The Teach
er's institute held its annual session at
Mahanoy City during last week Alfred
Sanderson, editor of the Sktntlard, for
merly of this city, continues to sutler very
seriously on account of colored person on
the brain. His case is hopeless.
CHESTER COTINTY.—John T. Worth
ington,au old and respected citizen of West
Chester, died a few days ago Daniel
Thompson, of Highland, fell from a wagon
load of shingles, near Parksburg, a few
days ago, and was severely injured Mr.
John Pratt, of East Goshen, sold three
sheep for $l7B Mr. David H. Paxson,
of East Brandywine, attended the Agri
cultural Fair at Richmond, Va., last
week, and brought home with him some
flue specimens of fruits and vegetables.
Ile liked the exhibition well enough but
he did not like the address of Join S.
Preston, an unreconstructed rebel from
South Carolina. It was filled with abuse
of the Yankee and the Government
Samuel Painter, of West Chester, will
start for China, via Califol nia, in a short
time T. L. Bally, opened a chest be
longing to his grandmother, which had
been closed for 80 years, and found a
quantity of Continental money represent
ing about four thousand pounds The
Brandywide Baptist church, near Chadd's
Ford, is rapidly approaching completion
Au interesting protracted meeting is
in progress at the Methodist Church at
Downingtown A corps of engineers are
making surveys for the projected railroad
between Parkesburg and Delaware City,
on the river Delaware.— A Normal School
is to be established at West Chester. The
sum of $lOO,OOO is needed for that pur
pose, and $Bl,OOO has been secured.... The
house of Wilson Irwin, Penningtonville,
was entered by burglars on Tuesday night
last week and robbed of silver ware, cloth
inn',g, preserves, butter, &c.
Yong. COUNTY.—Christian Pfahler,
the new Sheriff, has taken possession of
the office, and appointed George Daron
his deputy The barn of John Rouse,
on the Baltimore turnpike, near York,
was burned on Thursday night of last
week. The cattle were saved, but other
contents destroyed Rev. J. 11. Menges
has sold his mill property, near York, to
Martin and Daniel Hoke, for 830,000
Adam Forney, an old and much esteemed
citizen of Hanover, and a soldier of the
war of 1812, died last week The First
National Bank of Hanover has declared
a dividend for the last six months of five
per cent William H. Bott has invented
an improvement on the corn plow, and
Jesse llamme a pushing jack for railroads.
R. K. Gilgore has been appointed
postmaster at Union, in the room of F.
'Ehrhart resigned The large grist mill
of Baer & Winter, near York, has lately
been improved with new and improved
machinery, and is now a model mill
There are about fifty houses, some of theta
first class, in process of erection, and
nearly finished in York... Shellbszka
are plenty in York, and prime ones sell
for $1.25 per bushel ..... The Wrightsville
National Bank has declared a dividend of
five per cent, for the last six months
The amount of internal revenue collected
in the York, Cumberland and Perry Dis
trict, for the last four months commenc
ing with July Ist, exceeds the amount for
the same period last year over $22,000.
This, when the production of whisky has
not been so great by one-third. The ex
pense of collection was over $1,400 less
than for the corresponding period of last
year. Not much ofa compliment to Andy
Johnson's officials A colored cornet
band is about being organized in York
The York and York County National
Banks have each declared a dividend of
six per cent. for the last six months.
BErtus COUNTY.—Robert M. Divine,
committed suicide on last Saturday even
ing, in the County Prison, by hanging
himself. He was twenty-six years of age,
and lost an arm in the service of his
country. He was confined on a charge of
malicious mischief—demolishing the win
dow of William Beine's lager beer saloon,
at Bth and Bingaman streets, whilst intox
icated A six year old son of Mr. Strunk,
residing at Manockicy Furnace, a few
days ago fell from a wagoa loaded with
corn and the hind wheel passed over him
causing instant death Dr. C. H. Wan
ner, a prominent citizen of Kutztown,
died on Sunday last, aged 42 years On
Saturday evening, a young man named
Richard Englehart, residing on a farm
two miles west of Reading, whilst under
the influence of intoxicating drink, laid
down across the track on the Lebanon
Valley Railroad, and was killed by a
train A Young Peoples' Christian As
sociation is in course of organization in
Reading. At a meeting held in the 4th-st.
M. E. Church, the question was discussed
whether membership of the Christian As
sociation shall or shall not be confined
only to Christians. A committee was
appointed to whom the subject has been
referred. At the next meeting, probably,
the question will be decided.
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &c., &c., printed in the best style and
•t reasonable rates, at the PATRICE Ann.►-
Hex Job Printing Office. Orders by mail
promptly attended to.
ITEms : The venerable Oodfried Zahm,
celebrated his birth-day, according to his
annual custom, on Wednesday last. About
forty of his decendants—children, grand and
great-grand children—participated. Although
Mr. Zahm has reached the ripe old age of
four-score and two, he is as active as many
men of fifty, while his eye is undimmed, and
his intellect and memory remain unimpaired.
Our market-master seized a number of rolls
of butter, the last few market mornings for
light weight. The price is still not high
enough, it seems.
Hon. Jno. L. Laubstoh, Benj. F. Shenk and
Augustus Shriner, have been elected trustees
of Franklin and Marshall College, by the
Synod of the Reformed Church. Mr. E. J.
Zahm, of this city, was also elected one of the
trustees of the Theological Seminary at Mer
Rev. Joe. H. Barclay, D. D., of Easton, Pa.,
has been unanimously elected pastor of St.
John's Lutheran Congregation, of this eity.
Hon. Charles Sumner, U. S. Senator from
Massachusetts, will deliver a lecture on
"Caste," in Fulton Hall, this city, on the
evening of Friday, the 26th inst. A rare treat
may be expected.
Mr. Daniel Hoffman, hotel keeper at Mil
lersville, this county, recently sold his fine
family horse to Mr. Bechard, of Camden, N.
J., for $7OO.
Deputy Collector Thos. A. Wiley and As
sistant Assessor C. F. Eberman, seized forty
four barrels of whisky, on Thursday last,
which they found concealed under some straw
in a shed on the premises of Henry Siegman,
in Pequea township, this county. Twelve
more barrels were also seized on the farm of
J. M. Mehaffey, in Martic township, about a
mile from Slegman's. The barrels were all
branded with Jonas B. Good's name, though
he denies all knowledge of the whisky. It has
been all hauled to the city, and stored with
Bitner & Co., to await the action of the Reve
Samuel M. King, of this city, has received
letters patent for valuable improvements iu
A German named Samuel Brod beck, wag
arrested one day last week by Christian F.
Binkley, a farmer in Pequea township, for
shooting turkeys belonging to him, on his
A correspondent in Fulton twp., Lancaster
county, reports a peach tree growing upon
his premises, measuring 37 inches in circum
ference in the smallest part. This season it
perfected 12 bushels of fruit, being so loaded
that it required a large number of props under
the limbs. The tree is fifteen rotrs old. On
an adjacent farm, belonging to Alfred Brown,
there are also some very large peach trees,
three of them measuring as follows : No. 1,
is 51 inches in circumference 6 inches abore
the ground. No. 2, is 41 and 34m inche s in
circumference at the same height; and No. 3,
is 38 and 31N inches in circumference at the
same height. These trees are about 24 yeal:.
years of age.
Daniel Fullmer, a tailor by trade, was found
dead about 200 yards from his residence, in
Springville, Mount Joy twp., on Friday lase.
Ile left his home on Thursday evening.
The Manbeim National Bank has declared
a dividend of 5 per cent. on its Capital Stock,
payable on demand.
The Manheim and Lancaster Turnpike
Company, has made a dividend of roar dollars
per share of its capital stock, instead of one
dollar per share as heretofore published.
George Lawler, a sawyer at Eagle, Judick