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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7,1870
LANCASTER CITY, PA
Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
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A GOOD MOVE.
Amongst the most important business be
fore Congress is a bill introduced by Mr.
U. C. Washburn to turn over all the tele
graph lines in the United States to the
Post Office Department. A bill to this
effect would be of incalculable benefit to
the public. It would destroy the existing
monopoly, and greatly cheapen telegraph
ing. We hope that members of Congress
will have backbone enough to withstand
the immense pressure which will be
brought to bear upon them by the exist
ing telegraph companies, and pass the bill.
A GOOD APPOINTMENT.
(ken. Alex. L. Russell has been appoint
ed Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, by
Gov. Geary, in place of Gen. D. B. Mc-
Creary, resigned, who is a member of the
Legislature from Erie county. We chroni
cle the appointment of Gen. Russell with
great pleasure. lie filled the place with
marked ability during the war, under the
administration of Gov. Curtin, and his re
appointment will be hailed all over the
Cenamenwealth with great enthusiasm.
SHORT-SIGHT E D.
k wonderful how short-sighted lead
ing " Democrats , ' are—says the Reading
.fipuar,(l—and still more uonrlerful that
the intlligent masses of the party con
tinue to yield obedience to their blind
guide , without breaking out in open re
revolt. Everytody who is not bigotedly
blind, must see that it is 'tot irr the igoro
of the Democratic party to stop the ear of
Republican progyess for many years t
conic. It cannot defeat the X\ th Amend
ment. It cannot prevent a free ballot and
equal rights in all the states for all races
and people. It cannot restore the explod
ed and dangerous doctrine of 'State Rights'
which brought on the Rebellion. It can
never hope to repeal or annul the laws of
Congress or the new Amendments that
have been grafted upon the Constitution as
measures of safety for the future. Then
why oppose what it cannot help ? Why
butt its stupid head against the wall of
granite which the people have reared as a
break-water to guard against future Re
•• 0 but,'' says some incorrigible `• Old
Fogy," like Seymour, or Packer, or Mum
gen, "duly wait awhile, awl the l),.not
cratic, principles again prevail. When
we get the power we will make short work
of upsetting all that has been clone by the
Black Republicans for the last ten years."
This is the promise held forth by the ante
diluvian leaders, and its speedy hop of ac
complishment by the masses was all that
prevented these same leaders from being
thrown overboard years ago.
When we yet the pow( ."' say these an
cient tbssils—hut when will that he ?
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It is well said by the New York Sun,
which belongs to no party, that " though
the Democratic party should succeed in
carrying the next Douse of Representa
tives, and should elect the next President,
and obtain a majority in each of the two
Houses of Representatives chosen during
his term, they could pass no distinctive
party measure through Congress, because
the majority of the Senate would be Re
publicans. Therefore, until after the close
of the next Presidential term, the Demo
cratic party can hope for no legislation by
Congress that will invalidate any of those
And how about the Supreme Court,
that is rapidly passing out of their hands
and becoming . strouger and stronger in
doctrinated with Republican ideas of the
progressive sort. There are now two
vacancies on the Bench—and President
Grant will take good care that they are
tilled by progressive men of the Republi
cani fith. It is safe to assume that for at
least en years to come the Supreme Court
will ever disturb any of the cardinal
measures employed in suppressing the re
bellion and reconstructing the insurgent
There is really, then, no hope fur the
Democracy unless they turn square
round,' and become more radical than the
most Radical Republicans, on the side of
Progress—and as this is very hard to do,
probably the best way would be to dis
band the party altogether, join the Re
publicans, and wait for something to "turn
up" that would enable them to reorganize
a new party with better prospects. That
is our• advice, and as there will be no
earthly use in opposing Gen. Grant for
another term anyhow, it is, we conceive,
the best advice that can be given.
"GOING FOR THEM."
Gov. Geary is having a good time just
now, receiving applications for the " pick
ings " in the way of Inspectorships, &c.
" The Old Guard" has its share of citi
zens willing to serve their country. The
following applications are on file from
this county :
For Flour Inspector—Daniel A. Shaer,
F. S. Albright, Henry B. Greybill, Jacob
F. Frey, (late Sheriff.)
For Whisky Inspector—John Stauffer,
Lazaretto Physician—Dr. W. L. Lauber.
We understand that in addition to the
above, Capt. John Q. Mercer is a candi
date for one of the Inspectorships.
Philadelphia is also on hand with can
didates for the various offices, and claims
that these appointments belong to her
citizens exclusively. The minority coun
ties are also well represented among the
applications, and we hope Gov. Geary
will give them due consideration. He
ought to remember that to the gallant Re
publicans of these counties he owes his
re-election, for had they faltered, as did
Allegheny, Lancaster, and other strong
holds, he would now be approaching the
close of his Gubernatorial career, instead
of the day for his inauguration for a sec
ond term. Let him take up the returns
of the election, and see what good work
was done by the Republicans ofsuch coun
ties as Carbon, Luzerne, Lehigh, Schuyl
kill, York, &c., and then recognize their
claims in a substantial manner.
THE COUNTY SOLICITOR.
The Lancaster Express a few days ago
proposed the passage of an act making the
office of County Solicitor elective by the
people, same as the District Attorney, in
stead of appointment by the board of Com
missioners. The proposition is a good
one. Strong reasons might be started for
such a change, but we deem it entirely
unnecessary. We trust our Senators and
Representatives will duly consider the
matter, and come to the conclusion that
the people should have the right to elect
this as well as every other county officer.
MEETING OF THE LEGISLATURE,
THE ELErI'ION OF OFFICERS
RETRENCHMENT AND 11 EFORm
TH E ST. I TE Tle S ERSIIIP.
The General Assembly met and organ
ized on Tuesday last-- the House at 12
o'clock, N., and the Senate at 3 o'clock, r.
N. B. B. Strang was elected Speaker if
the House ; General James L. Selfridge,
Clerk ; E. t/. Lee, Assistant Clerk ; 3 tie.
A. Smull, Resident Clerk ; Jas. L. Mkt,
George A. Baker, Isaac Moorhead, John
M. Kilbourne, .J. F. Humes and John L.
Morrison, Transcribing Clerks ; Thomas
Wilson, Sergeant-at-Arms, and .1. S.
Halsey, John McFadden, Warren M,!-
Creary and 11. M. Stambaugh, Assistants;
.1. H. Hall, Door-keeper, and John Root,
James Scott and Stephen S. Hart, Assis
tants ; W. ,V. Gibson, Messenger, and
Anthony McMillin, W. W. Wright aid
George C. Anderson, Assistants; Aug t
Beckhart, Post-master, and Wm. Shields,
Assistant, and- .lames Items, Superinten
dent of Fasters and Folders Department.
Notwithstanding Mr. Strang's Pasting
and Folding record of last; session,
his election to the Speakership of
the house, at this time, seems to give
general satisfaction at Harrisburg, and he
was supported mostly by those elected as
reformers, and for very good reasons. lie
is fully pledged to do all in his power to
economize in all things, and recognizes
the demands of the party in this respect.
Ile is squarely in favor of a proper dispo
sition of the "unexpended balance'' in
the Treasury, but believes no farther
legislation, but only a faithful enforce
ment of existing laws, is necessary to this
end. The fact that Mr. Strang was sup
ported, principally by the friends of * Mr.
Irwin, for State Treasurer, it may saftly
be inferred that he is decidedly for that
gentleman and agaiust the ring and its
candidate, Mr. Mackey. As Mr. Strart's
election seemed to be a foregone cnclu
sion, Maj. Reirnehl and all other candi
dates for the Speakership were withdrawn.
It may further be stated that whilst Mr.
Strang has placed himself squarely on the
side of retrenchment and reform, he does
not admit or plead guilty to all the charges
made against him during the last session,
as the leader of the House, and one of the
supporters of the pasting and folding jpb.
He contends that what was done was by
virtue of the action in caucus, which be,
as a Republican, felt bound to supp k rt.
i Ile does not lustily the action of the cat s;
only his individual action in obeying the
caucus. Be this as it may, he has it in
his power now to make a good record for
himself and the party. Knowing him to
be a gentleman of rare ability, au expe
rienced parliamentarian and in every re
spect an honorable man, we hope
that we shall not find any cause to regret
his election, or that he finally received the
support of the representatives from the
The re-election of Gen. Selfridge to the
Chief Cierkship, was also a well deserved
compliment. Mr. Small, the resident
Clerk, was voted for and elected by both
parties, and thus he was recognized as an
indispensable fixture.” He has had the
benefit of many years experience in run
ning the House, and his presence is always
desirable, particularly to new and inex
perienced Speakers and other officors.
Among the Transcribing Clerks is James
L. Allen, Esq., of Sadsbury township,
this county. He is a young man of
superior intelligence, admirable business
qualifications, of unexceptionable charac
ter; was a good and faithful soldier, is' a
staunch Republican, and will make a very
excellent Clerk. Mr. Stephen J. Hart, of
this city, also a deserving Republican, is
an Assistant Door Keeper.
The members of the House from this
county have thus far made a very favor
able impression at Harrisburg, and indi
cations are that they will all work togeth
er, in perfect harmony, for every measure
calculated to promote the interests of the
people whom they represent. That tfie - y
will acquit themselves well, and careillilly
avoid the errors of some of their predecee
sore, we have very good reason to believe.
The Senate organized by the election of
Mr. Stinson, of Montgomery county,. to
the Speakership ; George W. Hamemly,
Clerk, and Capt. Rogers, First Assistant.
Among the other officers are A. M. Rambo
of Columbia, as Sergeant-at-Arms, 4,4
Theo, Hiestand of Marietta, as one of the
Transcribing Clerks. Thus Lancaster
county has also fared well in the Senate.
We need not say that Messrs. Billingfhlt
and Warfel will be and remain in every
respect true to the people of the 01
Guard, and give those who so vigorousli
supported them no cause to regret their
At the time of writing—Wednesday
morning—the indications are very strong'
ly in favor of Gen. Irwin for the State
Treasurership. His friends consider the
contest virtually ended, and his election it
foregone conclusion. Quay, however, is
still about, but " looks down in the
mouth"—as if he had a broken " slate "
somewhere about his person. And the
Chief of Thugs is also in Harrisburg.
His place this time is along the curb-stone,
out in the cold, patiently waiting for some
thing to turn up.
THE GOVERNORS MESSAGE.
This document was transintted to the
Legislature on Wednesday. ing to its
great length we are unable to is it before
our readers as we intended to do. It is
decidedly a well Written and highly inter
Financially the State is in a sound con
dition. The receipts during the year
ending November 30, NMI, including the
balance in the treasury November :10,
186 S, amounted to 5.6,254,6:311.65. Ex
penditures during that time, $4,853,774.16.
Leaving a balance in the treasury on the
30th of November last of :.'”,400,862.49.
Heretofore payments of debt and inter
est have been made partly by the State
Treasurer and partly by the Commission
ers of the Sinking Fund, which has teud-
ed to complicate accounts. The Governor
recommends that authority of law he
given to charge the Commissioners with
the whole amount of the State indebted
ness and with all money applicable to the
payment thereof, and that they alone be
credited with payments, both principal
and interest. This would avoid all com
plication of accounts and greatly simplify
the financial statement.
The State debt November 30, IMS
533,28t047.13, of which was redeemed
during the fiscal year S-47'2,387.15, live per
cent. loans, and ;•111.IH) cancelled Relief
notes, leaving the debt November
ISO, * , :3 - 2, 514,540. ti.
This is highly satisfactory, showing a
steady gradual reduction of State indebt
edness under Republican administration;
nearly five millions have been paid since
January, 1S 7, when the debt amounted
The necessity of paying the State Treas
urer a thir salary, and to make a proper
disposition of the "reserve fund" on hand
from time to time ; is referred to with
much emphasis and force. That officer
receives but .51700 salary, for which he
gives bond in the sum of $;.S0.000, and be
comes responsible for handling about six
millions during the year. That a Treas
urer can be expected to discharge duties
of such responsibility and not resort to
the unlawful use of public funds, can
hardly be expected. But few men have
held the office who did not become rich
in a year or two, evidently by practices
unknown to the public, and the scrambles
for the office, and the moral and political
debauchery which the people of the State
are compelled to witness in the election of
that officer every year, demand a remedy,
and the Legislature is called upon to fix a
proper salary, at least equal to that of the
Governor, and require the Commissioners
of the shakin g noel Lo a»o I - 411 fund.. iti
the Treasury, not otherwise appropriat
ed, in liquidating the State debt.
Over a column is devoted to Assets iu
Sinking Fund ; the Common Selmols,
Soldiers' Orphan Schools and Agricultu
ral College, receive due attention ; the
Military, Military history and I lome fin•
Disabled Soldiers, are brought to the at
tention of the Legislature ; the Avondale
Disaster is properly commented on, and a
law to prevent future similar calamities
recommended. The other subjects em
braced in the message are the Board of
Public Charities, Geological Survey, In
spection of Gas, Revision of the Civil
Code, Statistics, Prison Discipline, The
Judiciary, Boundary Line, In Memor
iam, Pardons and National Affairs.
In his observations on our National
affairs, the Governor expresses himself
strongly in favor of a protective tariff, and
hostile to any modification of the tariff
laws by which the interests of Pennsyl
vania would be injuriously alli;cted. On
this question he has planted himself on
impregnable grounds, supported by the
entire Republican party of the State, and
it is to be hoped that his views, fearlessly
expressed, may have the weight to which
their soundness entitle them. In relation
to the Cuban question, he favors an early,
if not immediate recognition of the inde
pendence of the struggling patriots. llis
views on financial affairs may be embrac
ed in this short quotation from the mess
age : " The constant and natural ap
proach to specie payments is the only safe
mode, in my opinion, to accomplish that
desirable end. Any compulsory law that
may be enacted will in all probability be
a failure. I do not hesitate to say that the
contraction of the currency at this time
would be productive of great injury both
to individuals and to the general interests
of the nation.”
Accompanying the message is a Pardon
Report, containing all the pardons granted
and death warrants executed during the
year 1869, with the names of persons who
solicited Executive clemency in behalf of
convicts. This report shows conclusively
that Gov. Geary, in every instance in
which he granted a pardon, was clearly
justified in doing so by the array of re
spectable names attached to the petition.
sir During the present session of the
Legislature we expect to give, regularly
every week, a letter from Harrisburg, by
a correspondent upon whom every reader
may rely as in every respect truthful and
in the interest of no man or set of men.
Just such letters are wanted by the people.
AT Cincinnati 42,000 barrels of "saloon
washings) , are redistilled every year,
yielding about two and a half gallons new
spirits each. The slops brine,,, about two
dollars per barrel, and whisky drinkers
swallow the stuff distilled from them with
t Atiquuteo Chip.
THE opera originated in Italy.
IT is expected that the Postal Telegraph
system will soon be adopted.
ST. Loris wants a World's Fair in
THE Californians are making sweet-oil
M. RounEn is the new President of the
A PEAL ODY memorial iospitat is to be
erected in London
1870 has 53 Saturdays, and only one St.
So many men are very " short" about
this time that Tom Thumb and Commo
dore Nutt have ceased to be curiosities.
THERE is a firm at Ripon, Wis., named
IWood & Coal, which deals in wood and
coal, flour, and other fuel.
THE Baptists of New York have spent
i. 1.000,000 during the past year in build
ing and repairing churches.
FRANK ];LAIR is dellollncilig tieneral
Grant. This is not the lint very small
dog that has barked at a six-horse team.
Thy. damage by the rteent floods in
England and Wales is estimated at
A DE'rEnNitNEH and industrious gang
of bank burglars are plundering the coun
try banks of the state of tiew York.
Du 111 NI: her career as a painter of ani
mals, Miss Rosa Malheur received fbr her
paintings upwards of 750,000 f.
A DEPAtuot ENT iiVint'd of Southern
California and Arizona, under command
of General Jeff. C. Davis, is spoken of.
THE oldest church building in America
is at Bingham, Mass. It was erected in
A tlEmoNsTnA Ni:E has been sent to
Washington, from Schuylkill county,
against the reduction of the duty on iron.
Co3t3tonottE ig ordered
t , ) the command of the , Soutit
MR. STANTON leaves no property to his
family except the hous:2 they now occupy
INFoRmATIoN received at Washington
is that the Tennessee state Convention,
to meet in January, is in favor of colored
suffrage by a two-thirds majority.
CONNECTICUT proposes to pass a law
restricting people from procuring divorces
until they have been married at least two
.JunoF PAxsoN, in his recent charge to
the Grand Jury in Philadelphia, attribut
ed filly three-fourths of all the crimes
committed, to intemperance.
THE present price of butter is attribut
ed to the more extended use of the piano
instead of the churn, among farmers'
niE colossal statue of President Lin
coln, nioeleled by 11. K. Brown, to be
erected in I. nion Park, New York, is now
ready for transportation from Philadel
I :ci \ . t VARY. it i (Ired, is going to
make a general change in is appointments
or State Officers, such as Whisky Inspect
or, Iwa titer Inspector. ( , rain Measurer,
.\ c., A: c.
I•r is pruposcd to pay the pension of
invalid soldiers monthly instead of' guar-
telly, and to protect them from the im
position of claim agents. This should lie
done by all means.
IT is predicted that Florida will become
one of the largest sugar producing locali
ties on the continent. The climate and
soil are adapted to its culture, and the
crop is sure.
THE President has appointed General
Terry to the command of Georgia as a
military district under the Reconstruction
acts, in addition to his command of the
Department of the South.
Aa•rnulss of association of the Fort
Wayne and Pacific Railroads were filed in
the office of the Secretary of State of N-
Idiana yesterday, in Indinapolis. The
capital is $.: 4 3,000,000.
DANIEL G. MAJOR, enited States
Astronomer, and surveyor of the bounda
ry between California and Oregon, has ar
rived in Washington with the final report
of this imortant survey.
WHEN our clocks are a little fast we
always set them right at once. People
ought to do as much for their fast sons
and daughters, but they generally let them
THE late Edwin M. Stanton's father
was an able physician and a man of learn
ing. Ile died while Edwin was a boy.
Mr. Stanton's mother now resides at
THE Ways and Means Committee of
Congress are in session, and have com
menced work on the last half of the Tariff
bill. They do not expect now to he able
to report it till the end of January.
MR. MCDoNALD, Secretary of the Texaa
Republican State Central Comerittee, tele
graphs from Houston, under date of
Thursday, that Davis, the Republican
candidate for Governor, has been elected
by 800 majority.
ANNIE JAMES, of Alton, 111., is adver
tised as the handsomest piece of feminine
loveliness in the West. A paper says she
has hair like a " waxed mass of golden
feathers." That's the goslinest descrip
tion of hair we have seen yet.
NEw YEAR'S day was very gen y
observed as a holiday throughout pie
country. Everywhere there appears to
have been quite a revival of the good old
fashioned custom of paying co igratula
THE smallest steam engine in the world
is in the possession of John Penn, of
Greenwich, England. Its base plate
measures only three-eighths of an inch by
about three-tenths—weight is less than a
TENNESSEE has ten cotton mills, run
' nine 13,720 spindles, which consume
1,847,200 pounds of raw cotton per annum.
Georgia, with twenty mills, runs 09,782
spindles, which consume 10,864,350 lbs.
of cotton per annum.
TILE effect sie . the opening of the Pacific
Railroad has Tlot realized the expectations
of the Californians, having nearly destroy
' ed the wholesale business of San Francisco,
it having been transferred to Chicago and
St. Louis. Movements are making among
the mechanics of San Francisco, f,
a return to thepEast.
PHILADELPHIA has invested twelve mil
lions of dollars (half paid in) in sixteen
street railways, which have two hundred
milts of track.
THE other day a lady in Carrot county,
Georgia, gave birth to twins. On the
same day and in the same house, two of
her daughters brought forth twins--all
boys. They must have had a boys-terms
time in that mansion.
Josit BILLINGS says, Any business
firm that hasn't got sand enough in its
craw to expend a few dollars in making
its business known to 3,000 or 4,000 peo
ple, ought to pick up and go peddling
A sun-comm irrEn of the Banking Com
mittee of the House of Representatives
have commenced their investigations into
the famous September gold panic in New
York, as ordered by the House two %weeks
ago, and have already got up a list of wit
Tits: expenses of the Ways and Means
Committee of the ileuse of Representa
tives durin! , the past summer, in conduct
ing investigations in various cities scatter
ell from Boston and New Orleans to San
Francisco, have been only ;'...."),772, instead
of :7?.50,0011, as stated by some persons.•
I.ErrEHS from llonic to the Berlin press
deny the rumored reports of the lilterality
of American Jlishods in the Ecumenical
Council, and, says the despatch, the cor
respondents assert that they follow blind
ly the lead of the Pope.
CoNt ttunt.k CoLLEGE, Fort Wa\ ne,
Indiana, was partially destroyed by :Ire,
on the .'stilt inst. The students escape,
without loss of life or injury, but lost their
money, clothing &c. The total loss
amounts to :: ,, 10,000, on which there
NEIMMORING COUNTY NEWS.
LlEtti:s CouNTv.-- -A German named
Christian Fleischmatm, of Readint2., met
with-an accident on Monday evening last
by w Inch his right leg was broken, as well
as sustaining other severe injuries. While
walking over a wall, which had been
erected for the purpose of keeping an em
bankment from falling down, he missed
his footing, it being very dark, and fell a
distance of about 2.0 feet David Mogel,
of Centre-twp., met with a sad accident
on Friday night last. While engaged in
Tiring off a gun which was overloaded, it
exploded, blowing off three lingers of his
left hand. His hand was amputated at
the wrist Henry Weand, of Reading,
while tiring off a pistol on Thursday night
of last week sustained a painful accident,
the pistol exploding and tearing the hand
between the thumb and forefinger in a
shocking manner Albert Price, aged
about thirty years, was found drowned in
the Schuylkill canal, near Bushong's
paper mill, on Saturday last. The Coro
ner's jury returned a verdict of accidental
drownirn , ....The dwelling house of Amelia
and Rebecca Rhein, of Reading, was
entered on Thursday night of last week
by burglars, who ransack 2d the building,
but obtained no booty The Ebenezer
M. E. church of Reading, was dedicated
on Sunday last with appropriate services.
Bishop Simpson was present and, assisted
iu the ceremonies. young man named
High, of Frystown, lind part of his nose
blown oil' and cheek injured on Friday
evening by the premature explosion of a
charge with which he lead loaded an
anvil Major General W. S. Roseerans
has been sojourning; for the past few days
C'OUNI v.- -Jesse Walker, one of
the eldest and most respectable citizens of
Warrington-twp., died on the 2.6t1i ult..
in the sixty-seventh year of his age
man named Klincdinst, while intoxicated,
on Saturday morning early wandered to
Licking's lime kiln, where he laid down
and fell asleep, and was suffocated by the
gases. One of his lingers was burned off.
The president and engineer of the
Vigilant Fire Company of York were on
Saturday last both "caned , ' by the mem
bers of the company—the former re
ceiving a handsome gold-mounted and
the latter a silver-headed cane, both ap
propriately inscribed Charles •Under
wood, of the Kendig house, of York,
raised two turkeys this season on his
farm, which weigh in the neighborhood of
thirty pounds each. lie disposed of them
for ten dollars apiece. A division of the
Sons of Temperance was recently organ
ized at Loganville, by the G. D. G. W. P
ot' the Grand Division of the State, Mr.
Josiah Boughton A son of John B.
Sayres, of York, aged about ten years,
was badly burned 91t New par's day.
caused by taw prematurelosion of
.some-ipoivilittrei of Hanover
National Bank sold recently at an average
of $129 par share—par value $100; and 10
shares of Hanover. Branch Railroad sold
at s72.so—par value $5O.
CHESTER COUNTY.—A frame stable,
belonging to John Marker,.of West Ches
ter was destroyed by fire on Saturday the
25th, and was nearly all consumed
Davis Wagner was thrown from his horse
at Kimberton, on New Year's day, and his
leg was broken by the horse tramping upon
him Oa Christmas night an Irishman,
somewhat intoxicated, while crossing the
trestle work on the Valley Bridge, at
Hoopers , mill, fell through to the ground,
a distance of about twenty feet, receiving
no other injuries excepting a cut head and
arm hurt James Ferris, aged 80 years,
residing in Coatesville. on Friday evening
Dec. 24th, while under a temporary
wandering of his mind, got out of his bed
room window on to the skylight over an
adjoining store which gave way, and he
fell a distance of two stories. He was so
seriously injured that he died on the fol
lowing Monday morning, having remain
ed insensible up to his death Charles J.
Sparks of Londongrove, has been arrest
ed committed to the County Prison,
charged with stealing some clothing_in the
city of Baltimore stable of Messrs.
R. & E. Palmer, of West Chester, was de
stroyed by fire on Wednesday night of
last week. The contents of the stable ex
cepting one horse, grain and hay were
sav,d. Loss $l,OOO on which there is no
insurance The house of Levi Keeley,
of North Coventry, was entered on Friday
of last week and robbed of valuables
amounting to about $125 Michael
O'Donnell, jr., of Phoenixville has been
committed to prison, charged with assault
ing' Thomas Dalingty, severely cutting
him with a knife and also robbing him of
a small amount John Hippie, au aged
man of 80 years, died on the 23d instant,
at West Vincent—the verdict of inquest—
" died from natural causes."