Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, December 24, 1869, Image 2

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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE
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LANCASTER CITY, eA.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1809.
Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Piddle
Debt.—G RAP T.
BUSINESS NOTICE.
Mn. S. BARER YOUNG, the Lancaster News
Dealer, who everybody knows, is agent for
FATHER ABRAHAM, and is authorized to take
subscriptions and receive money for the same.
46 THE UNEXPENDED BALANCE."
Thomas Nicholson, Esq., Chief Clerk
and Cashier in the State Treasury Depart
ment, in reply to a letter of inquiry ad
dressed to him by Wm. 11. Frazier, Esq.,
of Frankford Springs, states that "the
balance on hand, November 30th, 1569,
amounts to one million, four hundred
thousand, eight hundre 1 and sixty-three
dollars and forty-eight cents ($1,400,503.-
48)." No wonder the Bing is becoming
desperate iu their determination to hold
on to the money bags.
Mr. Nicholson deserves credit for mak
ing this statement, and thus giving the
people light on the subject from the proper
source.
NO REPUDIATION.
Mr. Mungen, (Cop.) of Ohio, addressed
the House, last week, criticising the fi
nancial policy of the Government, and
advocating repudiatian. Ile met with
no support, but very much condem
nation. Mr. Garfield then, by unanimous
consent, submitted the followin! , , which
was agreed to all but, unanimously, there
being but one dissenting voice:
Rtsoltid, That the proposition, direct
or indirect, to repudiate any portion of
the debt of the United States is unworthy
the honor and good name of the nation,
and that the House, without distinction
of party, hereby sets its seal of condemna
tion on any and all such propositions.
'Where's Pendleton and "sich?"
CAMERON AND FOItNEY.
A contemporary truthfully says: "The
acti-su of Senator Cameron, the other day,
upon the resolution providing for the
cloying of the accounts of Colonel John
W. Forney, as Secretary of the Senate, is
deserving of all praise. The people do
- yet owe a copper whether these two gen
tleyen are friends or not; but they will
appilaud any public officer who, out of his
own pocket, makes up a deficiency caused
by the rascality of a subordinate, and will
endlorse the remarks of any man—friend
or foe—who acknowledges the propriety of
the transaction, and the honesty of pur
pose that prompted it. Mr. Cameron did
all of this, and did not lose any popular
ity by it."
RESUMPTION OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
A late number of the New York Tri
bune, in an editorial article opposing the
proposed increase of salaries of Govern
ment officers, says:
A resumption of specie payments would
give all the functionaries, with very few
exceptions, from twenty to forty per cent.
more compensation than they have re
ceived for the last seven years. Such re
sumption we have steadily advocated
since 1865: we call for it now, and insist
that it may just as well be affected now as
at any future period. The considerations
adverse to its present achievement will be
just as forcible next year, and for the next
year, and for the next dozen years, as
they are to day; the interests which resist
it now will be as strong and as clamorous
evermore as at present. If we ever re
sume we shall do it over their heads, not
with their concurrence. Yet there is just
that one way to increase safely and
equally the compensation of underpaid
officeholders—resumel
" We are not a candidate for this (Ap
praiser) or any other office, and would not
accept it if tendered."—John A. Hiestand,
per E. M. K., in Lancaster Examiner.
We heartily congratulate the Republi
cans of Lancaster county upon this very
important announcement—the assurance
in black and white that he will annoy the
public no more. For years past he has
been a standing, greedy, hungry candi
date for this, that and the other office—
Representative, Senator, Congress, Audi
tor General, Deputy Secretary of Com
monwealth, Notary Public, Consul, Col
lector, Assessor, Marshal, State Commit
tee, (Pickings) Delegate, Treasurer Edi
torial Association, Paper Contracts,
Overland Mail Contracts, and for how
many more the powers that be only know.
.lack has evidently become convinced that
under the present administration, which
requires sobriety, competency, character,
&c., as qualifications for office he stands
no chance, and that he has therefore no
thing to lose by publicly declaring that he
wants and would accept none.
But, let as wait, and see what we shall
see. As long as this chronic office-seeker
is able to navigate, or occupy a scat be
fore his office in an arm chair,during warm
weather, so long will lie appear like the
same Jack Thestand, with an unnuencha
ble thirst for—office.
Looking over the last number of the
Lancaster Examiner—once a very re
spectable and high-toned paper—we are
forced to the conclusion that an inebriate
asylum is needed in the immediate vicinity
of that office.
LIBEL PROSECUTIONS.
There arc three libel prosecutions now
pending in this State, based upon publica
tions calculated to expose the political
corruptionists who have plundered the
public treasury, swindled the people and
are now organizing and planning to cor
rupt the Legislature about to convene a s
they did before. One of these prosecu
tions is against the Pittsburg Commercial,
another against the Beaver Argus and the
third and last, and probably least also,
against FATnEtt AtmAtiAm. In the two
first named cases, Col. M. S. Quay is the
prosecutor, and referring to the case
against the Comnarcial, which was heard
before a Pittsburg Alderman a few days
ago, that paper remarks :
" We are well aware that so far, in contest
ing the libel suit which has been brought by
the ring against the Commercial, we are only
fighting the shadow. We have hopes that
we will yet be able to grasp the reality. Col.
Quay is of the smallest possible importance,
personally, iu this matter. It is his backers,
those who to a certain extent have controlled,
and whenever they have controlled have dis
graced and demoralized the politics and pub
lic service of the State, that we wage war
against."
Judging from the testimony in this case,
as published, Mr. Quay has entirely failed
to impress the public mind either in his
own favor or against the defendants. He
being himself the editor of a newspaper,
and as he sets himself up before the public
as the leader and keeper of the representa
tives of the people, and has openly boast
ed of his influence and proclaimed his pur
pose to Felt through his slate at the coin
ing session ; it seems to us he should have
fairly and squarely answered al/ questions
asked him by defendants and not permit
"counsel fin• the Commonwealth" to
stand technically between himself and the
public. here are a few questions asked
him at the hearing before the Alderman :
Question: Have you any knowledge, direct
ly or indirectly, of a purse of money being
raised by a party of gentlemen of Philadel
phia to promote the election of C ov. Curtin as
United States Senator, and yourself as Speak
er of the House at the Session of 18137 ?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question
Question : At and about the time of the
election of Speaker in 1867, did you have the
command of $13,000 to be used in your own
election as Speaker, or in the election of any
person as United States Senator"
Col. Quay destines to answer the question.
Question : State whether in the latter part
of 1860 you did not have a note discounted at
the Mechanic's Bank of Harrisburg for $6000?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : Did you not, about three weeks
after the election of Senator in 1867, take up
that note for $6000?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : Prior to your going into the Leg
islature, were you owner of any passenger
railway stock or railway bonds?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : State whether during the time
you were a member of the Legislature, you
became. the,ovner of $lO
_OOO or $12,000 worth
of stook of CM union. moiler* OoMpaug of
Philadelphia?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : State whether you have not pur
chased property inPhiladelphia to the amount
of $15,000 or $18,000?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : Did you propose last fall, to Mr.
A. P. Tutton, Supervisor of Internal Rev
enue, in Philadelphia, that if he would not
seize two or three distilleries in Philadelphia,
$OO,OOO could be realized by the operation.
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : Were you present, at any time
when an offer was made to Mr. Tutton, that
if he complied with the proposition made in
the foregoing question, he would be handed
an envelope containing $lOOO every Saturday
evening for some weeks?
Col. Quay declines to answer the question.
Question : When you made the information
against the Commercial, did you do it for the
purpose of having the truth brought out ?
Answer : I was excited, and did it for the
purpose of having the truth brought out.
Notwithstanding Mr. Quay's answer
that he wants to bring out the truth, there
seems to be considerable difficulty in get
ting it out before the Alderman. The par
ties interested may meet with better suc
cess when they come before the Court for
that purpose.
A similar prosecution is also under way
against the Beaver Argus, for telling
bad stories about Mr. Quay. As that is
a case for damages there will be no hear
ing before an Alderman.
The libel case against FATHER ABRA
HAM, instituted by the Honorable An
drew Armstrong, of East Donegal town
ship, Lancaster county (which is 30 miles
East from the State Capital) is also
progressing. Some time ago FATTIER
ABRAHAM'S lawyers took out a rule to ap
point arbitrators, but up to the day so ap
pointed the Plaintiff did not tile his decla
ration, when the rule was dropped or with
drawn, to give more time for him to file
such declaration. Ile has since done so
and laid his damages at 510,000, and a
new rule will now be taken out to appoint
arbitrators so as to prevent this highly
interesting and important case from dying
out by mere neglect.
HON. JOHN A. HIESTAIVD
This gentleman, to whom we referred
last week, as a candidate for the Appraiser
ship at Philadelphia, in place of Dr.
Worthington, resigned, is out in the Ex
aminer of Wednesday denying that he is
after that office, and says: " FATHER
ABRAHAM has started the falsehood.”
In the very same paragraph, and in the
next sentence he also says: "We (John
A. Iliestand) heard this story for the first
time, a few days ago, in Philadelphia."
Now, surely, " FATHER ABRAHAM"
could not have " started the falsehood'
for our neighbor admits that he heard it,
for the first time, in Philadelphia. And we
would also inform him that in Philadel-'
phia we, too, heard it for the first time,
and from a perfectly reliable source. We
rather guess that Jack was down there,
looking up for the grapes, but finding
them a little beyond his reach, concluded
that they were sour!
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Once more we wish our readers tile
compliments of the season. Before m
other issue of our paper, Christmas mill
have come and gone, and we staud.on th . e
threshold of another year of the world's
history, as well as of our own individual
being.
Christmas! the golden day of all the
year, when our hearts join the universal
gladness that surround us on all hauls,
and are made to rejoice iu the reception of
kindly greetings and tokens of love old
regard, gathering of family connectiats,
and drawing closer again those band; of
kindred hearts, which the cares and plats
ures of the world are continually opemt-
ing to cast assunder
Christmas ! By common consent it las
been fixed as the anniversary of the brth
of Him, who was to be the Savior of nen,
and the event was heralded by angelic
voices, chanting the anthem ; " icy on
earth; good will to men. To th 3 Cl.ris
tian hearts it is associated with every
thing sacred and attractive; hailed as the
dawn cf the world's redemption, and
cherished as the birthright of immortal
and imperishable souls. To the horn's of
the rich comes Christmas, their wialth
bringing all they want ; they feast, ;hey
shout, they sing, they dance. And the
holy influences of the day and season will
Also cluster around the dwellings of the
poor, whose hearts sadden as they realize
that the enjoyments of Christmas' season
live only in the memories of the past. And
while we think of this, the thought also
suggests itself, that while many repose hi
ease and luxury in comfortable homes,
there may also be those in our midst to
whom the forthcoming Christmas may be
fraught only with sad memories and bitter
experience, whose table unpro
vided with the necessal' ;e, and
wbeee . •
cold blasts of poverty • t: ' nue.
'Reader, if you would e' 'I is anni
versary set apart for the special commem
oration of Him who healed the blind, the
sick and the lame, seek at this early day
for some such instance, that you may
cheer some stricken heart and cause the
light of happiness to beam in the counten
ances of some afflicted family in your
midst. Then may all hearts return the
deepest gratitude to Him who croirneth
our lives with unnumbered blessings, as
we hail the Christmas morn—and may
the pleasures of the season lift the mind to
higher scenes of enjoyment—the Christ
mas of eternity, the glorious indwelling of
everlasting light and living hope in the
soul, thrilling all with the ever blessed
welcome forever in the Land of Light.
We wish again to all our readers " A
MERRY CitRisTMAS AND HAPPY NEW
YEAR.)
RETRENCHMENT UNDER (RANT'S AD
MINISTRATION.
In nothing has President Grant's Ad
ministration done better, says, the Wash
ington Chronicle, than by teaching the
young men of the nation that they shpuld
rely upon themselves and not upon office.
That is the eloquent lesson of his official
integrity, retrenchment and economy.
When Secretary Cox says he can do the
work of the Interior Department with a
force one-third less than is now employed
—when Secretary Belknap reports that
the officers of the Freedmen's Bureau
have been cut down from nine hundred
and one to one hundred and fifty-eight—
that the number of civilians hired by the
War department has been reduced..from
nine thousand to four thousand—that an
army of nearly a million has been broaght
down to less than fifty thousand—when
Secretary Boutwell's plans are even stern
er for the lessening of expenses—and
when the Navy and Postoffice Depart
ments complete the surprising records by
facts and figures not less astounding—we
gather more than the fruits of a Republi
can Administration. We realize that of
fice is no longer a reward for party service,
and that there are other roads to fame
and fortune than the paths of patronage.
CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE delivered an
opinion last week, in the United States
Supreme Court, sustaining the authority
of Congress to tax State banks, affirming
the powers of Government to create a
National Currency, and the constitution
ality of the act for the issue of Treasury
notes. Two of the Justices—Nelson and
Davies—dissented from that part of the
opinion relating to the taxation of State
banks.
TnE British show a disposition to re
open negotiations on the Alabama claims.
The President's message may afford them
a few hints on that subject when they ap
proach it again.
A Republican paper in an adjoining
county, where the Republicans are largely
in the minority, and according to mod
ern usage have no right to be heard in
the Legislature, has just stripped, thrown
down its hat, and jumped into the prize
"ring" to fight a round on behalf of the
present State Treasurer. What considera
tion moved it to the act, or whether its
action w is voluntary--entirely disinter
ested, or prompted by "pure cussedness,"
it is hard to tell. The gist of its defence
of its favorite may be found in the fol
lowing extracts:—
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"It is claimed that Mr. Mackey is the
'head centre' of a 'ring,' and that his sole
object is to make money at the expense of the
State. This it is charged he is able to do by
the large 'unexpended balance' he has con
tinually on hand, and for which he receives
interest from the banks in which it is de
posited. Granting this statement to be true,"
&c.
And again:—
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"If the office of State Treasurer is worth a
hundred thousand dollars a year, that cer
tainly is no fault of the Treasurer, but of the
law, under which the finances of the State
are managed, and a change of men cannot
effect any reform. Every Treasurer will of
course favor his friends. And is there crime
in this? What difference does it make to the
State whether A. or B. has the State funds
deposited in his bank? They each pay inter
est, not to the State, but to the Treasurer," &c.
In reply to this, I say that if the state
ment of this paper be true, there is "crime
in this." The law is not in fault. It pro
vides a salary the amount of which is
known to the Treasurer before he takes
the office. If he does not choose to take
it at that price he can let it alone—there
is no compulsion. But the law declares
these very acts, the doing of which is
ad
mitted by the paper iu question, to be
criminal, and prescribes a punishment for
them. "If any officer of this Common
wealth," it says, "shall loan out, with or
without interest or return therefor, any
money or valuable security received by
Lim," " by virtue of his office,
lie shall be guilty of a misdemeanor in
office, and on conviction be sentenced to
pay a fine not exceeding one thousand
dollars, and undergo an imprisonment,
by separate or solitary confinement at
labor, not exceeding five years," and lie is
to be adjudged thereafter incapable of
holding his office, which shall be declared
vacant. So if any such officer shall make
any contract or agreement with any bank,
corporation or individuals, by which he
is to derive benefit, gain or advantage
from the deposit, &c., of any money, &c.,
held by him by virtue of his said office, he
shall also be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
punished by a line not exceeding E l lOOO,
and imprisonment not exceeding one
year, with like adjudication of incapacity.
These laws are easily found, and "are put
to the purpose." Mr. Mackey may well
exclaim, "Save me from my friends!"
when such as the paper in question by
their damaging admissions make him ob
noxious to the penal code and would con
sign him to the inside of the walls of a
jail or penitentiary, instead of the com
fortable quarters of the State Treasury. I
do not assert these things to be true—l
take them as they axe'but. I do
assert that the fault is not in the law, but
if there be any, in the officer. Things
have come to a bad pass if men cannot be
found who will obey the law while they
hold office. Cry is.
HAIR combs are now made out of old
boots.
NEW Yonx has 315 religious, moral
and charitable institutions.
19,000 acres of coal lands are ollered
for sale in Kansas.
A WELL executed counterfeit $2O bill,
on the National Bank of Commerce, New
York, is now in circulation.
THE Army of the Cumberland held a
re-union last week at Indianapolis. Gen.
Phil. Sheridan presided.
AN employee, connected with the Sub-
Treasury, New York, has been arrested,
charged with embezzling $22,000.
ALL doubts as to the confirmation of Mr.
McKennan for the Third Circuit have
disappeared.
Ex-Gov. FLETCHER, of Missouri, has
been admitted to practice in the United
States Supreme Court.
Durum, the year ending 30th Novem
ber, 1869, the sum of $1,725,587.97 inte
rest, and $362,763.09 principal of the pub
lic debt has been paid.
HALF a ton of nitro-glycerine exploded
near Titusville, on Thursday of last week,
killing one man, and doing considerable
damage to the city.
ANDREW SLADE, a bright mulatto boy,
son of Slade, the late colored steward at
the White House, has been appointed a
page to the Senate by Sergeant-at-arms
French.
GEN. O'NEILL, head of one branch of
the Fenian Brotherhood, talks about a
contemplated movement on a large scale
against the British Government, tut the
officers of the rival branch scout the idea.
A FRI(IIITFUL accident occurred at
Stockton, Luzerne county, near Hazleton,
on Saturday morning, the ground over a
mine giving way, carrying with it a block
of houses, in which were eleven persons,
all but one of whom perished.
THE decision of Chief Justice Chase
atilrmi n , Y the constitutionality of the tax
imposed by Congress on the circulation of
State banks, is regarded here as an indi
cation that the Court will sustain the con
stitutionality of the Legal Tender act.
A FIRE broke out in the engine house
of the Jersey Coal Mine, Scranton; on
Thursday of last week. Three men were
shut up in the mine, but succeeded in
getting out safely. A man, who went
down to search for them, was suffocated
by the foul air.
COMMISSIONER Delano has decided that
officers of Internal Revenue shall not be
allowed to charge citizens for making out
papers which the latter are required to
furnish, and gives notice that those who
make such charges will be instantly dis
missed from the service.
A BREACH of promise case in Detroit
turns upon the question whether the de
fendant intended. by enclosing a leaf of
rose geranium to the lady, to use the lan
guage of flowers, in which case the inno
cent leaf would have said, " Thou art my
choice."
For Father Abraham.]
THE STATE TREASURERSHIP.
GENERAL NEWS
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ITEMS : Abraham Bitner, Jr., of this city,
has received letters patent, dated December
14th, 1869, for an improved wagon and chute
for delivering coal direot to cellar.
The Children of the Home were on Thurs
day of last week the recipients of a feast of
"good things," given by our fellow-citizen,
Mr. Godfried Zahm.
Rev. W. H. Steck, for the past four years
pastor of the E. E. Lutheran Church of Co
lumbia, has 'accepted a call to take charge of
a parish in Kansas city, Missouri.
Work ou the Lebanon and Pine Grove Rail
road between Manheim and Lebanon, is pro
gressing.
Peter Ruth, of this city, slaughtered two
hogs one day last week, which weighed
together 1139 pounds.
On Monday afternoon week, a drunken
man named George Strohm, fell off the Fast
Line at Mount Joy, and was badly injured.
F. G. Pennell of Mount Joy, while skating
on Friday, the 10th inst., broke through the
ice, and in falling dislocated his shoulder.
On Tuesday of last week, a young man
named Jacob Habecker, had the fingers cut
off of one band by a circular saw at the wood
yard of Jacob Scheetz, in Elizabeth-twp.
On Sunday week, a son of Henry Huber, in
Warwick township, was severely injured by
being kicked in the head by a colt.
Last week we noticed the arrest of a man
named John Baker, charged with horse steal
ing. The animal found in his possession has
been recognized by a Mr. A. Horst, of Wash
ington county, Md., who has taken him home
with him. Baker, is still confined in our
County Prison awaiting a requisition from
the Governor of Maryland.
The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania
Fruit Growers' Society will convene in this
city, January 12th, 1870. The meetings to be
held in the Orphan's Court Room.
A fair and festival, for the benefit of the
Presbyterian Parsonage of Strasburg, is now
being held in Massasoit Hall of that borough.
The route for a railroad from Columbia to
Port Deposit has been viewed and staked
out. The opinion is general that the road will
be built.
On Friday, the 10th instant, Richard lining
of Elizabethtown, attempted suicide, but the
rope breaking the attempt was unsuccessful.
Peter Fraley, Esq., has been appointed
Deputy Coroner for Columbia.
The Reading and Columbia Railroad have
under contemplation the construction of a
branch road to the furnaces below Mariet
ta, thence to Marietta. It is supposed that it
will intersect the main road near Kauffman's
Furnace.
11. 14. North, Esq., of Olunibia, has been
appointed a Solicitor for the Pennsylvania
Railroad, at that place.
The Keystone Club will give their first
annual ball at Fulton Hall, on New Year's
Eve.
On Thursday of last week, a shucking
drowning accident occurred in Newark, New
Jersey. A party of workmen who were en
gaged in putting up the iron trestle work of
the draw bridge of the New Jersey Railroad,
were coming ashore for their dinner in a
small boat, when the boat being shallow and
over crowded, and the water rough, the boat
was swamped, and the men thrown into the
water. Five persons were drowned, and
among those who narrowly escaped the same
unhappy fate were seven men, three of whom
live in Marietta and two iu Columbia, this
county.
James L. Fariere, Esq., of this county,
was admitted to practice law in the District
Court and Court of Common Pleas of Phila
delphia, last week.
George B. Coleman, of this city, had one of
the bones of one of his legs fractured by a fall
on the ice on last Saturday.
A very pleasant affair took place on last
Sabbath evening at the Shlffier Hose House,
in South Queen street. The officers and
teachers of the Presbyterian Mission School,
which meets in the building, gave to the
scholars of the school an agreeable surprise in
the way of treating them with presents and
sweetmeats.
Charles Hambright and John Frank ford,
who escaped some time since from the Lan
caster Connty Prison, were arrested in Har
risburg on Saturday last, charged with the
larceny of goods belonging to the Pennsylva
nia Railroad Company, and committed in de
fault of bail to the Dauphin County Prison.
David Beard, of this city, has also been ar
rested charged with being implicated in the
above larceny. He was held in the bail of
$3,000 to answer the charge at the Allegheny
County Court in January.
A mare belonging to Dr. John Kendig, of
Conestoga Centre, died last week, and on ex
amination, as to the cause, a hard solid, con
cretion like a stone, of an oval shape, weigh
ing 10 pounds was found in her intestines.
Let us have better gas. If the consumers
of it have to pay for it, why should those who
furnish it give them an inferior article. Com
plaints are general as to the quality of gas
now furnished by the Gas Company. We
trust the officers of the Company will at once
take steps to remedy the matter.
A little girl aged about four years, daughter
of Mr. Jno. Bryson, living near May Post Office
this county, met with a painful accident on
Tuesday, the 14th inst: While alone and
playing, her clothing took fire,but fortunately
she was discovered a short time after and the
fire put out. She was badly burned, but is
expected to recover.
Persons desiring to consult Dr. McClintock
or have him operate, will find him daily from
10 to 3 o'clock at rs. McSorley's, No. 23
West King St., Lancaster, from Dec. 27, 1869
to January 3d, 1870.
Dr. McClintock was born in Lancaster
county.
The Reading and Columbia Railroad wil 1
issue Excursion Tickets to and from all points
of their road and Philadelphia, commencing
Dec. 24, 1869 to Jan. 3, 1870.
The annual ball of Hancock Lodge, No. 28,
Ancient Order of Good Fellows, will be held
at Fulton Hall this evening.
Mr. Baxter Black, of this county, has pur
chased and brought to this county, a bay
colt, one year old last Spring, got by Ham
bletonian, a mare by Long Island Black
Hawk.
The case of James Pettit vs. Smith, Presi
dent of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail
road, which had been on trial in our Court,
during last week, creating great interest, was
brought to a sudden termination on Tuesday
morning last, by the plaintiff taking non suit,
owing to the fact of one of the jurors having
had conversation with one of the witnesses.
DEATH OF AN ESTEEMED CITIZEN : Hon.
Emanuel C. Reigart, one of our most promi
nent and respected citizens, died on Monday
morning last, of apoplexy of the heart, in
about the 74th year of his age. Mr. Reigart
was a lawyer by profession, having been ad
mitted to practise in the year 1822, and was
the oldest living member of the Lancaster
Bar, from which he retired iu the year 1848.
He was in the years 1834-5, elected by the
Anti-masonic party to the Legislature of the
State. In 1837-8, he was a member of the
State Convention, and took a prominent part
in the debates. In 1847, he was the Native
American candidate for Governor against
Skunk, Democrat, and Irwin, Whig. In
1851, he was appointed by President Fillmore
Co issioner to the World's Fair at London,
the . titles of which he fulfilled, making a tour
o f Europe ere his return home. He was the
first one to nominate Hon. Thaddeus Stevens
for Congress, which he did at a public out
door meeting in 1848. A few years since he
w as appointed U. S. Commissioner for this
District, and held that position at the time
of his death. The latter years of his life have
been spent in the management of his exten
sive estate and in retirement. On the announ
cement of his death, on Monday morning
last, the Court of Common Pleas adjourned,
and a meeting of the members of the Bar was
held in the Orphans' Court Room. Appro
priate addresses were made and a committee
appointed to draft resolutions expressive of
the feelings of the Bar on his decease. Mr.
Reigart, as a private citizen, was highly es
teemed and always lent his aid and means in
promoting the welfare of charitable and other
institutions, and the many public positions he
held during life he fulfilled with fidelity and
honor. His death severs another link in the
chain that binds the present with the past.
REAL ESTATR MARKET.—SamueI L.
Rhoads, of Reading, has purchased a fine
meadow farm of 113 acres, belonging to the
estate of Frederick Koch, dec'd, situated near
Reinholdsville, Lancaster county.
A two-story brick dwelling house in West
Orange street, between Mary and Charlotte
streets, this city, belonging to Casper Forrest,
was sold on Saturday evening at public sale
by Jacob Gundaker, Auctioneer, to Sebastian
Gran for $1,360.
The two-story brick dwelling house in
North Queen street, this city, belonging to
the estate of William Frick, esq., deceased,
was sold on Monday evening, to Julius Loeb,
for $9,210.
The farm of Jacob C. Stauffer, in Manor
township, containing 180 acres, was sold at
assignee sale fur 8180.50 per acre. Eli Kendig,
of York county, purchaser. No. 1, Mill pro
perty of same, in West Hempfield township,
to Benjamin Rutt, for $5,057. No. 3, Five
and a half acres of ground with house, &c., in
the village of Millersville, to Jacob S. Wit
mer, for $2,212. No. 4, The undivided half of
a timber lot, in Manor township, to John G.
Brush. for $397.
A LITERARY AND MUSICAL. ENTER
TAINMENT: Mr. John Hart, of our city,
whose ability as an elocutionist is well known
to our citizens, will give an entertainment in
Fulton Hall, on to-morrow (Christmas) even
ing. Mr. Hart will be assisted by Miss Nellie
Johnston, Prof. Joseph Steinhauser and the
City Cornet Band, and the exercises will
consist of choice selections from various au
thors and vocal and instrumental music. To
those of our readers who are desirous to spend
an evening pleasantly and at the same time:
profitably, we would urge their attendance,
feeling assured that the time will be well
spent and they will never regret it.
Ir you have a discharge from the nose, of
fensive or otherwise, partial loss of the sense
of smell, taste or hearing, eyes watering or
weak, feel dull and stupid or debilitated, pain
or pressure in the head, take cold easily, you
may be sure you have the Catarrh. Thou
sands annually, without manifesting half of
the above symptoms, terminate in consump
tion and end in the grave. No disease is so
common, more deceptive or less understood
by physicians. Dr. ii.. V. Pierce, of Buffalo,
N. V., is the proprietor of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy—o perfect specific for Catarrh, "Cold
in the Head," or Catarrhal Headache, which
he sends to any address by mail on receipt of
sixty cents. Sold by most druggists every
where.
Ir you do not want gray hair, use Hall's
Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer, which will
nut stain the skin, or soil linen.
PERIODICALS.
We have received from Messrs. Claxton,
& lieffeltinger, of Philadelphia, a ropy of a
new work issued by them, entitled "WEsT
wttooK PARSI , NAOK," Wthiell by Harriet 11. M'-
Keever. From a cursory reading of the book,
we cheerfully recommend it to the perusal Of
our readers, embodying us it does, in the shape
of a narrative, the various differences existing
between the two branches of the Protestant
Fpiscopal Church. The volume abounds in
wholesome Christian truths and will not fail to
interest the reader.
We have received from the same publishers,
copy of a work entitled ' • NANNY'S CHRIST
mAs,,, a book adapted for children, which we
recommetel to parents as a suitable present
forr the season.
We acknowledge the receipt from the author
of a work entitled "ARTIFICIAL SOMNAMIIITLISM,
KNOW X lIERTOFORR AS MESMARISM, (IR ANIMAL
M A ONATISM.," Written by Dr. Wm_ (taker Falm
estock, M. D., formerly of this city, now of Ma
rietta. The subject is presented in all various
phrases and bearings, and we would recom
mend all interested in this subject to peruse
the work.
We have received the first number of a new
journal in the field of Sabbath school labor,
entitled "TILE SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKMAN."It
is published in New York City. Subscription
price $1.50a year in advance. Rev. Alfred Tay
lor is the Editor, and its contributors embrace
the names of leading Sunday School men
throughout the country. We wish it success
in all respect, and trust that it will receive the
support of all interested in the success of Sab
bath Schools.
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MARRIED.
iIAUCK—SCHWERILET. Dec. IGth, at Paradise,
by the Rev. P. J. Timlow, D. C. Hauck, of Salis
bury, to Katharine Schwerket, of Milwood.
‘Vcrozn—Wtrisza, Dee. 21st, by the Rev. E.
Greenwald, Daniel L. Witmer, of Mellor, to
Hattie Witmer, of Laneaster-twp.
APPLE—SHIRK. Dec. 19th, by Rev. W. F. Ger
hard, at the house of Samuel .Schenck, of Clay
twp., Peter Apple, of Manheim, to Lydia B.
Shirk, of Indiana.
CAttscoza—Sosepsen. December 9th, by Rev.
Joe. It. Taylor Gray, M. Montgomery Caracher,
to Miss Anna B. Shearer, all of Manheim.
EBERHARD—PPEPIPICRLE. December 19th, by
Rev. William Hoppe, at the Luthgran parson
age, In East Vine street, Christianberhard to
Mary Pfererle, both of Lancaster.
OVERLY—KLINIL On the same day, by the
same, Henry N. B. Overly to Eleouore Virginia
Kline, both of Lancaster.
Foazy—Boaen MID. On same day, by the same,
John J. Forey, of Washington bor., to Lizzie
Bombard, of Rohrerstown.
Baussaaa—Fziontwozn. Dec. lath, by Jacob
Reinhold, Isaac B. Brubaker, of Rapho, to Mary
Flickinger, of South Annvllle twp., Lebanon Co.