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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1880.
TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 21, 1880.
Jehn Sherman's Pet Bank.
Tlie Structure Called "Fert Sherman" by the
Brokers. 2 1-2 Per Cent. Meant Kuln.
Xcw Yerk Sun.
On the northeast corner of Broadway and
Wall htrcet, hidden from sight by a rough
screen of lumber, new nearly a hundred
feet high,a large force of workmen are add
ing the upper stories te a building that
premises te be a notable landmark of the
city. The basement and ground story arc
net enclosed, and present an appearance of
solidity rarely seen iu the architecture of
the present. 1 his exposed part of .tlie
building consists of massive brown stone
piers staii dinir out beyond the Hue of the
ether buildings in both thoroughfares.
The stones are for the most part uncut and
their rough sides attract the cye "and in
crease the impression of solidity.
The building is the joint investment
of the First national bank and
the National Bank of the llcpublic. The
style of architecture is Romanesque.
Above the huge, rough-hewn piers that
enclose the basement and ground fleer
rise seven stories formed of columns of
pressed brick, relieved by heavy stone
weik. The window caps of the eighth
story arc surmounted by a heavy stone
ceinice with carved convolutes, and above
all there is being erected a parapet wall of
brick and stone. A huge Mone griffin
will project from the Broadway and Wall
street corner of the re:f, and lesser griffins
will keep, guard at the ether ends of the
cornice. The height from the sidewalk te
the reef will be I'M feet.
The seventy-two feet front in Broadway
and half of the ninety-two feet front iu
Wall street of the ground fleer will be oc
cupied by the First national bank. The
Baik of the Republic will occupy the ether
and inner halt of the same fleer. Access
te both banks will be had from the main
entrance iu the middle of the Wall street
front. Anether spacious entrance in the
centre of the Broadway front will lead te
the First national bank and the offices iu
the basement. The seven stories above
the banking offices are te be fitted up for
offices. The entire structure is te be as
thoroughly fireproof as modern devices can
make it. Each bank is te have a spacious
vault. The estimates upon the building
aggicgatud something ever 6S-jO,000. The
laud upon which it stands is valued at
about $.500,000. It is probably a safe
estimate te make that tiie property when
ready for occupation will have cost $1,
500,000. As thu building has grown a name has
ceinc te it that has hscemt! mere and mere
its own each day, and will probably cling
te it. Its legitimate title is the Union
bank building. The throng of bankers,
stock brokers, and speculators that sweeps
around its buttresses into Wall street call
it Fert Sherman, because of Jehn Sher
man's connection with the First national
Three years age the First national bank
was doing a moderately profitable basincss
iu an unostentatious way a few doers above
the r.c.v building. Sam'l C. Thompson was
its president and (cergu F. Baker the
cashier. Its capital was $.0(),000, and iu
that ivsjHJCt it. ranked about the for
tieth iu the list of banks of the city.
Toward the close of 1871 it had a surplus
of $500,000 ; a vcai later its surplus was
was :J00.000. in the summer of 1877
Cashier Baker, F. B. Baker, F. O. French,
F. F. Thompson, Ehcnezcr Scofield, who
were directors, and II. C. Fahnestock and
James A. (Jarlaud, who had been associ
ated with .Taj Coeke in the banking busi
ness, bought out the interest of Samuel C.
Thompson and his father, Jehn Thompson.
They are all young men, and as shrewd as
they are entertaining. It was net an alto
gether amicable transaction. Mr. Jehu
Thompson, the conservative, old school
gentleman, who was practically the head
of the institution, found the young men
inclined te speculations that he did net
com ider safe, lie had succeeded in hav
ing his bank recognized in the work of
placing the -11 per cent, bends when the
Rethschilds, through their agents, at
tempted te monopolize the handling of
these bends. On account of the services
of this bank in assisting in the placing of
that lean, Jehn Sheimau was compelled te
allow his bank te become a member of the
new syndicate that was formed for the
purpose of placing the 4 per cents. But
the young men who were associated with
him iu the management of the bank
wauled te undertake what he thought
was tee large a share of
the lnisine.ss for them te handle with
safety. Owing te manipulations of the
Itethschilds te force a monopoly of the
bends into theii-contrel. the price was de
pressed iu August, 1S77, seen after the
new syndicate made its contract, te 2 and
1 per cent, below what the syndicate bar
gained te pay the government for them.
While Mr. Thompson cherished an almost;
perfect faith in the credit of the govern
ment, he was reluctant te have his bank in
sush a position that a fluctiritien of 2V per
cent in government bends would cither
double its capital or wipe it out. As an
officer of the bank at that time said, " It
was a position in which we faced a profit
of 100 per cent en one hand and the grand
jury en tlie ether." In a letter written
several mouths subsequent te the with
drawal of the Messrs. Thompson, Jehn
Sherman said te Jehn Thompson :
"It is understood that you arc unwilling
as an officer of that bank te take the risk
of the fluctuations of geld. I confess
that in your place I would have hesitated
as you did in taking the risk."'
But the new management did net hesi
tate. It happened that fortune favored
the First national bank.
Soen after quitting the First national
the Messrs. Thompson started a bank of
their own the Chase national a few
doers above their former bank in Broad
way. The First national organized by
electing Geerge F. Baker, president, anil
Ebcnc7.er Scelield, cashier. The new man
agement obtained control seen after Jehn
Sherman abandoned the 4 V percent, bends
and conceived the idea of continuing the
refunding with 4 per cent, bends. Mr.
Thompson's standing and services in plac
ing former bends of the government had
obtained for the First national bank while
he was connected with it, a geed share of
the business, while ether national banks
were net se fortunate. With a change in
the management a mere potent influenc-j
than Mr, Thompson's services and reputa
tion .seemed te affect Sherman as te his
position toward the bank. Jehn Sher
man came en te New Yerk and consulted
with some of his former agents as te the
means of accomplishing a renewal of the
government's obligations at his lower rate
of intercst. It was decided te reform
the syndicate that should buy the
new bends from the government ai d
sell them te the people, and also purchase
bends falling due, or these that were called
in, from the people and turn thcin ever te
the department. An immense amount of
capital was represented in this syndicate
and the syndicate that succeeded it. But
the First national bank was the only na
tional bauk that was openly a member of
the successive syndicates. In some of the
syndicates each party specified the part it
would take, and though the First national
bank had the smallest capital of any of the
members, it always in such cases
spoke Jer the lien's share of the bends
te .be handled. It took $30,000,000
at one subscription. When the refunding
opctatiens of the government were closed.
Oct. 3, 1879, there had been $737,088,800
bends placed. Of these $250,000,000 were
four aud a hah' per cents, and the remain
der four per cent. The greater part or
them passed through the hands of the syn i
dicate. At one Mib:e: iptien it took $150,-
0G0.ODO of the four per cents. It? advan- '
tages were colossal. Its memees practi
cally controlled the bend market, net se
much by their capital aud position as by
their information. The First national
bank, with its comparatively paltry capital
of half a million of dollars, handled rail rail
liens upon millions of bends at a time.
As a member of the syndicate it enjoyed
the liberal j'et discriminating commission
allowed by Jehn Sherman. After allow
ing a uniform commission of one-fourth of
one per cent, te all banks and bankers who
received subscriptions for bends, Jehu
Sherman, when he felt confident that the
four per cents would be successful, issued
a circular which virtually threw the profits
of placing the bends into the hands of the
syndicate headed by the First national
bank. His rates of commission were as
fellows ; Upen subscriptions made during
six months, of less than .$100,000, no com
mission; upon subscriptions of $100,000 te
$1,000,000, enc-cighth of ene percent. ;
upon subscriptions of $1,000,000 te $10,
000,000, one-fourth of one per cent., and
upon subscriptions of ever $1,000,000 an
additional one-tenth of one per cent. This
schodule discouraged the small banks and
bankers throughout the country from par
ticipating in the refunding of the national
debt, except se far as their own demands
and these of their customers made it nec
essary. The larger banks also felt that in
justice was being done them, and they
pursued much the same course. Jehn Sher
man wrote that he thought this sliding
scale of commissions would provoke rivalry
among the banks. It net only failed te
de se, but hied discord and jealousies.
The president of a national bank iu this
city wrote te him pointing out his error
and characterizing his scale of commis
sion as "a mistaken financial and political
policy." "Honest" Jehn Sherman re
plied that he had net thought of the
political effect, of his course, and that it
was then tee late te change his policy.
The political effect was felt when Jehn
Sherman was spoken of as a presidential
candidate for the Republican party. Ac
cording te a well-informed officer of one of
the national banks of this city the officers
of national banks throughout the country
with the exception of the few in this city
who have enjoyed his favoritism, were, re
gardless of party, unalterably opposed te
his nomination and all because of his
discriminating scale of commissions.
While tiie hundreds of banks remained
apathetic te Jehn Sherman's chromatic
device, the syndicate went en subscribing
for tens upon tens of millions and recciv
iug upon the same the commission of one
fourth of one per cent, and and one-tenth
additional. The First national bank,
though having no special partner or corre
spondents abroad, as was the case with
many of the private banks that were
members of the syndicate, became a mem
ber of a reorganized syndicate formed te
sell the bends in Europe.
But commissions were net the only
profit that the First national bank dciivcd
from ite bend speculations. It seemed te
knew the proper moment te sell bends.
A near relative of one of its directors held
and still fills, a high place in the treasury
department. He is next te Jehn Sherman.
Bui the general belief in Wall street is
Miat no kindly relative was needed te in
tercede for or give information te the First
national bank. Ic was well known in
Wall street that the occasion of Jehu
Sherman's extending the time withinwhich
payment for certain bends was te be made
was for the benefit of what hail become
known as his "pet bank." The allega
tions that it was net the only time that lie
came te its rescue are many. There are
a hundred things, possibly incapable of
proof, that the Wall street community im
plicitly believe respecting Jehn Sherman's
connection with this bank.
lie lent it the government credit te the
extent of millions, and with comparatively
no security. This was done by allowing
the bauk te take the four per cent, bends
it had subscribed for without immediate
payment for the same. It had three months
from the time the bends were delivered te
it in which te pay for them. Iu the mean
time Jehn Sherman had a certificate of de
posit iu the bank te the amount of the
bends taken. Thus the bank get three
months' credit for the amount of its pur
chase and three months' interest upon it
as well. Whenever an issue of four per
cents was made six per cent bends were
called against them. The First national.
by means of the capital in four per cents
lent it by Jehn Sherman, was able te pur
chase the called sixes ou mere advantage
ous terms than ether dealers. The interest
en them did net expire until three months
from the date of the call, se that by pur
chases of the bends, either for cash
or by exchanging four per cent,
bends Mie bank increased its rate of in
terest upon such portion of the capital
leaned it, thus reinvested from one per
cent, te one and one-half per cent, for the
three months. In this way it secured at
least one percent, interest en tens of mil
lions of dollars. The holders of called
bends were obliged te turn them ever te
the government at par and interest, 101.J,
for cither cash or four per cents at par.
As the syndicate and the First national get
their four per cents at less than par, they
were able te make mere advantageous
terms than the government te holders of
the called bends, and make a handsome
profit by the operation.
As te results, it is certain that whereas
Jehn Sherman was peer, new he is rich,
aud the First national bauk has made
greater profits iu proportion te its capital
than any bauk ever did in the same length
of time. Five years age its surplus was
$300,000. In its last quarterly statement,
made Oct. 1, 1880, its surplus was given at
$2,000,000, and its profits for the quarter.
$222,340.53. Jan. 1, 1880, it declared a
dividend upon its stock of 100 per cent,
cash, an amount in the aggregate equal te
its capital stock. This was hi addition te
the 10 per cent, quarterly dividends that
it pays. Tlie bauk is practically owned
by the directors, and they having received
in the shape of one dividend the par value
of their shares, are content te held them
for a profit of 40 per cent, a year. In ad
dition, it is said te have contributed liber
ally te the "legitimate "expenses of every
political campaign. Its contribution te
the October elections in Ohie and Indiana
is reported te have been $10,000, while its
share iu the general election is believed te
have been a large yet unknown quantity.
" I Am All Played Out"
is a common complaint. If you feel se, seta
package- of Kidney-Wert and take it and you
vil ut once leel lt.s tonic power. It icncw
the healthy action or the kidneys, bowels and
liver, and thus restores the natural life and
strength let lie weary liedy. It can new lie
had in cither dry or liquid terni. and iu either
way is always prompt ami ellieieut. Xcw
Jleitferil Slandaril, diJ-lwd&w
Wicked ler Clergymen.
' I believe It te be all wrong and even wick
e.l for clergymen or ether pnblicmeu te.be led
into giving testimonials te iuack doctors or
vile stuns called medicines, but when a really
meritorious article is made up of common
valuable remedies known te all, and that all
physicians use stinl trust in daily, we should
lrcely cemnieiut It. I therefore cheerfully and
heartily cemiuenil Hen Hitters for the geed
they have done uiu and my friends, firmly be
lieving they have no cimal for family use. I
will net be without them."
Kev. , Washington. I). C.
JL An election will be lieldOX MOXDY
1i)c3Jdayef JA.NUAKY ItSl.at the heue et
Jehn 11. Shelly. Mount Jev, between thelieui
of 11 and 12 o'clock, for n President, Ten Man
agers and Treasurer of the Lancaster, Klii-.a-bethtewu
and Middletown Turnpike Kead.
J. M. LONG, Treasurer.
I MKS. M. A. EDWARDS has removed her
Millinery Stere te Xe. W West King street,
where she will be pleased te bee all her old
customers, Bennets, Hats, Ribbons, tat ins.
Velvets, Feathers. Flowers, &c, will be sold
cheaper than ever lnfere. Call and see.
TRIMMIXOS, XOTIOXS, C
A STKICII UKO.'S ADVERTISEMENT.
During Christinas week we Intend present
ing an array et bargains In our
Which will lc ieiiiul well worthy the atten
tion ei Ladles.
We have reduced all our Untriinmcd Hats
te the Uniform price of
FEATHERS, WIXGS, BIRDS, BREASTS
AM) JUT FEATHERS AT RE
MARKABLE LOW I' KICKS.
We give timely notice that
get the cheiceit selection el
11 you desire te
Yeu innst come early in the week ami
in the day te avoid the enormous utlernoen
rush in all departments.
We have made special prices in our
Ven will lind one et the best :issertcd stock
et DOLLS of every description.
Yeu will acknowledge the lewnc-s of our
prices alter inspection, and it you come te buy
will de se.
What presents mere
than Handsome LACK TIKS or FICHUS
w have lately opened n new let of Hand-
Minn1 I .ace Goods ; you will lind the prices low.
Napkins, Tewcls,Tablu Cleths, a specialty.
Ladies' Underwear a Specialty.
POCKET-BOOKS, WORK BOXES, AUTO
GRAPH ALBUMS, 1'lIOl'OGKAlMl AL
BUMS. LKA1IIKK SATCIIKI.S AND
We call your special attention te
NO OLD STOCK.
The Richest Designs, Celers and iiullties at
in ice- that will n-tenis-h our customers.
in the week and day te avoid the alternoeu
rush. Yeu will lie attic te liny mere comfort
ably and have a better selection In cheese
Wc keep constantly en hand
A GOOD STOCK OF
GOOD KID GLOVES,
AXI G BUTTON'S.
in Illack, White, Cream, Flesh, Slater Brown,
Fawns, Old Unit, and
All Oilier Fashionable Celers.
We undoubtedly sell the best in tide for the
money and guarantee entire satislaetieu te
every customer. .
A lull assortment of all kinds of
ter l.:idic-, Cents :ihd Children, suitable ter
13 EAST KING STKEES,
DRY GOODS, VXDERWTAJt, AC.
"V"OVELTIES IN SCARF V1SS.
THE "BERNHARDT" GREYHOUND PIN
UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWEES,
E. J. ERISMAN'S,
SB NORTH UUEKN STKEET
Wc would call the attention et the ladies te
our large stock of the above geeds, which
have all been
REDUCED IN PRICE
These in want should
net fall te fee them
Next Doer te the Court Heuse.
Arc ellcring a Large and
incut of goods suitable for
SPECIAL LOW PRICES
Girler, Bewers & Hurst's,
Ne. 25 EAST KING STREET.
Elegant assortment of Silk Handker
ehiefs lrem Ylt cents np te finest qual
ity and choicest styles and colorings. .
Elegant assortment of Hemstitched
and Fancy Ilerdcred Linen Handker
chiefs, sold separately or put up in
Fancy ltexcs at special low prices.
Elegant assortment of Linen Dnmusk
Towels at special low prices.
Elegant assortment of White Linen
Damask Tallin Cleths with Napkins te
match, at special low prices.
Elegant assortment or Fine Turkey
I ted Damask TablcCleths with Xapklns
te match, at special low prices.
Elegant assortment or Japanese and
Leather Goods, at special low prices.
Klccaut assortment et Fine Suspen
ders, Silk ami Ca-slnucrc Mulllers, Scarfe
and Hews, at specially low prices.
Elegant assortment of Shawls and
, Skirts, at specially low prices.
New Itlack Silks In best qualities, war
ranted net te crack or break, i list re
ceived and will be sold at specially low
prices during the Holidays.
Elegant assortment ersilkand Alpaca
i;mbrellasTwlth all the newest designs
iu handles just received, at specialty
low prices for the Holidays.
Elegant assortment et Ladies', Gen
tlemen's, Heys' aud Missat,' Gossamer
at specially low prlc-s during the Holi
days. Specially low prices ruling in every
Givler, Bewers & Hurst,
Ne. 25 East King Street,
Git; of WUliuisDert, Fa.,
DEFAULTED KOXDS AND COUPONS
RANDAL H, FOOTE,
RANKER AXD JtliOKEK,
dcclI-Vtd TO KreaiUvay, Xcw Yerk City.
IU.GIN WATCnCS. ALL STYLES. COLD,
sent C. O. D. te be examined. Write ter Cata
legue te Standard American Watch Company.
Ne. 159)$ NORTH QUEEN STKEET.ncar P.K.
R. Depot, Lancaster, Pa. Celd, Silver and
Nickel-cased Watches, Chains, Clocks, &c.
Agent ler The celebrated Pautitsceplc Specta
cles and Eyc-Glasscs. Repairing u specialty,
A Full Line or
A Full Line et
A Full Line et
All Grades of
All Uradcs et
All tirades et
at Lew Prices. Wholesale and Kctail. 5Fine
E. F. UOWMAX,
K. F. ISOWMAN.
in; East King St.
106 East King St.
THAT THE L1XE OF
Xowen exhibition at A. KHOADS'SJEWELKY
STOKE is the Finest and Most Elegant Assort
ment ever brought te this eitv.
Ne. SO East Kin? Street, Lancaster, I'm.
taire Ear-Kings with Lace Pinu te mutch.
WATCHES. The great feature of this season
Is the introduction of the standard Watch
Greatest value for its price.
POKCELA1XS. Elegant assortment or varied
ami novel styles. Vases, Cups, Saucers
Plates, Cabinet Decorations, &c.
SILVER AND PLATED WAKE. An immense
variety et" articles of original design and
IEWKLKY. A great stock or all varieties el
Jewelry for ladies and gentlemen. Lace
Pins, Sleeve Buttens, Itracclets, Scarf
Pins, Kings, Ear-Kings.
Every article is marked at
which ill net be changed.
its lowest price.
Mm. BANKS & BIDDL6,
12TH AND CHESTNUT STS.,
"IliKISTMAS WINKS AMI I.KJIJOKS, AT
Fresh Groceries and Fiire Spices.
Candy. Nnt, &c, all at
Ne. 2'I3 WEST KING STKEET.
fllKV A POUND OF TIIK DELICIOUS
8 o'clock Breakfast Coffee.
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TEA CO.,
IM NOKTII IJUEEN STKEET,
dlC-tjanl Lancaster, Pa.
Xew Crep Xew Orleans Molasses,
and Fresh KUTTEK.
linking Seda and ISaking Powder -,
Wales, Flavoring Extracts, rc
D. S. BURSK,
NO. 17 CAST KING STitttET
FRUITS, NUTS. CONFECTIONS,
Fine Dchcsia Kaisins. Fine French Prunes,
Cenccrves Apricots, l'runcllcd, Fine Layer
Fifjs, Uelden and Persian Dates, French Crys
tallized Apricots and Cherries, Choice Flerida
and Jamaica Oranges, White (J rapes. Fine
CAXNED FKUITS, viz: Peaches, Pears,
Pine Apples. Cherries, California E Plums,
Apricots, Nectarines, tSreen Uui;u Plums,
(Juccu Olives, etc.
Want or space forbids us te name the many
nice goods we have.
Don't fail te call and cc. Xe trouble te shen
goods and give prices.
D. S. BURSK,
NO. 17 EAST KING STREET.
J'AVJiK IIAXOIXOS, r.
the Cheapest, Simplest aud Kent in the Market.
Made et Walnut. Meulding three and four
inches wide, and Xew Patterns. Wehavethem
thirteen different ways, and very low iu price.
FIXE EKOXY AXD WALXUT
with Ilrass Kings. Ends and I! racket'. A'l
Walnut and Ash Poles complete.
Plain Window Shades,
All Celers and Widths. Hollands, Paper Cur
tains, Fixtuits. Fringes, Cords, Ta-seN, Leeps,
Picture XalN, Tassel Heeka, Ac.
Opening almost daily New Styles of
FOK TIIE COMING SPKlXG.
PHARES W. FRY,
Ne. 57 NORTH QUSEN ST.
nBEAT WESTKKN GUN 1VOKIV, Pltts-
VT burgh. Pa. Send stamp for catalogue
Kitles, shot guns, revolvers, sient C. O. 1). Te
GREAT BARGAINS IN
CLOAKS AND DOLMANS.
WATT, SHAND & COMPANY
iisi e ' 'arse purchases of t hese goods away below man
u V , , . iui.nat.il iui..u.-sai saamifiueacn.
S".'. I ''Auna' cloaks at $i 3, . $7. S. $10. li30.
ne iAn lauies' GItEY ULSTER CLOTH CO ATS at $4.75,
JUST OPENED AX
at LOWEST CIT v' PKit'Es"0 Xevc,t,cs' K,ote Ware- Thousands of iare and beautiful articles
NEW YORK STORE,
8 AND 10 EAST KING STREET.
NEW GOODS FOR
LADIES, for New, Ues.ir.ihle and Cheap Silk Handkerchiefs, Lace Ties, But But
eons of all Kinds, Corsets, ICi.l and Lisle Thread Gloves, Hosiery, &c, call at GUN-'
A Full Line or Fancy Articles suitable for a
NICE CHRISTMAS PRESENT,
offered cheap at GUNDAKER'S. Alse, an inducement in the MILLINERY DE
PARTMENT, with a view te closing out the entire Stock.
Plush Bennets and Hats offered at a Sacrifice.
Plush and Velvets all Shades, sold cheap.
Bennets and Hats in French and Weel Felts, for 50 and 75c.
C3?"CJive us a call and examine our stock, at
142 & 144 North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pa.
GREAT SLAUGHTER IN CLOTHING.
GEAffD MARK DOWI AT CENTRE HALL
Will be held in sixty days TEN TIIOI'SAXD DOLLAKS WOKTH of
HEAVY WINTER CLOTHING,
Without regard te eet. Xnw is your time ! rti-curca ?! Snitet Clellilntr for very little
money, Kc;idy-niail- or Made te Order.
OVERCOATS IN GREAT VARIETY,
Fer iMcn. Youths and Keys. Men's 1Mv.ns Suits, MenV lSiisim-,s Suits, Youth-' Suits in everv
style. Heys' Clothing, a vury Choice Variety.
be' Don't tail te eall and secure some et" the bargains.
MYERS & RATHFON,
Xe. VI EAST KIXU STKEET, LANCASTER, FMA.
C'llJlfA AS1 Sl.AS.SAi;t.
Wc :uv Opening Daily New
HA VI LAN) CHINA.
DECORATED CHAMBER SETS.
All of He
and at the
Kine-t (Jualit and Decorations
JB3-CIVE I'S A CALL,
HIGH & MARTIN,
15 EAST KING STREET.
EDGERLEY & CO.'S,
Practical t'ariiagc lliilhlers,
Market Street, Kear of Central Market Houses
. Lancaster, Pa.
We have en hand a Large Assortment et
PORTLAND, ALBANY, AND
DOUBLE SEAT SLEIGHS,
Which wc eiler at tlie
VERY LOWEST PRICES.
Alse a full line of HUCCIKS and CAK
ItlACES all of our own well known uuiRe
(Jive us a call.
)-l:ep:iirinK promptly attended te.
Wholesale and Kctail Dealer In all kinds or
LUMISEK AXD COAL.
tffr-Yard: Xe. 4-Jfl Xerth Water and Prince
streets above Lemen. Lancaster. u.'Myd
COAL ! COAL ! COAL ! CO A L
Ceal of tne Itest Jnality put np expressly
ler family use, and at the low
est market prices.
TRY A SAMPLE TON.
ST YAKD-150 SOUTH WATER ST.
nciU-lyil PHILIP SCIIUM.SON &. CO.
3fiO XOJKT1I WATER ST., Lancaster, J'it.,
Wholesale and Kctail Dealers in
LUMBER AND COAL:
Connection With the Telephonic Exchange.
Ilranch Office : Ne. 3 NOKTII DUK E ST.
GOOD, CLEAN FAMILY COAL,
Farmers and ethers in want et Superior
Manure will lind it te their advantage te c-.dl.
Yard, Ilarrlsliiirg Pike.
OIIIcc. 'M East Chestnut street. aglT-ltd
Fer ceed. clean Family am
all ether kind
or COAL go te
RUSSEL & SHULMYER'S.
Quality and Weight guaranteed. Orders re
OFFICE: 82 East King Street. YARD:
018 North Prince Street.
worm i per cent. mere.
, weu'.d be cheap at $'.
ELEGANT LINE OF
HOOKS AXD STATIBNERY.
1IIK1STMAS GIFTS! !
IX GKEAT VAKIETY AT
L. M. PLYNN'S,
Ne. 4U WEST KING HTRKKT.
. TOl.l DAY GOODS.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
NOVELTIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Ciirislmas and New Ysar Cards
In Nevel and Original Design,
in Great Variety.
Elegant CAIUXET PICTUKE FRAMES,
In Geld. Krecnile, Velvet, Ebony
CELLULOID TOILET SETS,
Gi'.t and Cut Glass Novelties, Jecl Caskets.
Geld Pens & Pencil Cases,
STEREOSCOPES AND VIEWS,
FIXE POCKET HOOK?, CIGAR CASES,
CAIUXET AXD PAXEL PICTURES,
New Itoeks in Holiday Dress.
An immense assortment of
PRAYER AND HYMNALS,
ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, PICTURE BOOKS,
G AM KS, ALPHABET BLOCKS,
WATER COLORS, .,
At the Boek Stere of
JOHN BAER'S SOSS,
IS and 17 NORTH QUEEN b'piKR,
- uirr DRAWINGS.
27th Popular Monthly Drawing;
COMMONWEALTH DISTRIBUTION CO.
At Macaulcy's Theatre, in the City of Leuis,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER Slat, 1880.
These drawings occur monthly (Sunday
excepted) under previsions et an Act et th
General Assembly of Kentucky. Incorperat
ing the Newport Printing and Newspaper
Company, approved April !, 1S7.
Thi Is a special act, aud nan never been
The United States Circuit Court en March 31,
rendered the following decisiens:
iHt That the Commonwealth Distribution
Company lit legal.
2l Its drawings are fair..
N. I!. The Company has new en hand a
large icvrve fund. Read the list of prizes ler
I prize... .... . $ ,
1 prize. ...... .... 1"?
1 prize WW)
10 prizes 91,0Wcacli 10,09t
tw prizesHJUcacli I0,uw
low prizes, $IW) each 10,0UO
JX prizes ji each 19,060
MO prizes UOeach... ........... ...... 12,000
1000 prizes lecach 10,090
9 prizes 300 each, approximation prizes 2,700
9 prizes a each, " 1,800
9 prizes 100 each, " g
Whole tickets. ; half tickets, $1 ; 27 tickets
$50; 55 tickets, f 100.
Remit Meney or Bank Draft In Letter, ei
Muni by Expres. DON'T SEND BY REGIS
TERED LETTER OR POSTOFFICE ORDER.
Orders of $. ami upward, by Express, can bt
sent at our cxiHin.sc. K. M. DOAKOMAH,
(.'eurlcr-lnurnal Building, Lnaisvllle, Kjr., ei
Ml and" 3)9 lirnadwav. New Y-rk.