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Striking Article In A Very Widely Cir.
/ culated Agricultural Journal.
(From Moore's Rural New-Yorker.]
First: The pecuniary interests and gen
eral welfare of the great commercial, pro
ducing and industrial classes of the country
undoubtedly demand a decided reform—
an honest administration of our National,
State; Municipal, County, and even Town
ship affairs. This will be conceded by
every intelligent - reader who does not hold
a sinecure position. That many of our
office-holders have become corrupt and
venal is patent to all who read the journals
of the day. As to the thous of Tammany
and U. S. Covernment officials, we have
already expressed strong - views, yet much
more might be said on this prolitic subject
had we spare l'or its discussion.
Second: That reform is necessary to pre
serve a Republic which has not yet existed
ono hundred years, we verily believe—and
we furthermore believe that the People mast
coracle the front, and put down political
schemers, and demagogues. But whether
it is expedient to unite the honest and in
dependent members of the dominant po
litical parties is an open question. We
think it ought to be done, and that the im
pending crisis renders it expedient.
tintelligent and straightforward portion of
the community who pay the expenses of
Government are disgusted with the niis
management, corruption, and venality of
political leaders and office-holders, and if
there ever was a time w lien a change which
would he arc improvement should be made,
it is now. The people are aroused—as wit
ness their recent triumph over the Tam
many corruptionists in Now York City.—
'rhis triumph was accomplished by the
union of Republicans and thmilocraLs, and
the nomination and election, on one ticket,
01 the best men of Loth parties. And in
fluential journals of both parties appreci
ate thelissue, and seem to be preparing fin
a political upheaval—a new programme or
which shall comprise the honest and
straightforward 1111111 Of all existing party
Third: As to naming candidates for
President and Vice President on a Iteform
ticket, that is a thrill-KW 111aLtOr for a neutral
or independent jourlurl, MIL, having, said
thus murk, we will suggest the 11511105 or a
-6 1 . 0 W mien whoop we believe 10 Ira cOllllll.l
- and incorruptible. For example, a
National Reform party could probably
safely adopt either of the following tickets,
each comprising 111011 Of 1111t0r011t
The first-named ticitstin in each paragraph
is for President, and the second fur Vice
' President:
florae° I Ireeley I It. of New York, the
Empire State of the North ; Joshua 11,11,
D.) of Georgia, t the Empire State of the
Charles Francis 1).1 tit s Mas
sachusetts; (irate. Brown t It., of issouri.
Lyman Trumbull 1 It., of Illinois; hod
Parkeht, I 1/.1 of New' Jersey.
W. S. ilrtioshock t 11.1 of ((Mit; it,traliall
P. Wilder i It. a of Massachusetts.
Jacob U. Cox t R./MI dim; dailies 1..1 1 rr
11.1 of Slllllll Carolina.
5..1. Tilden t 11.1 of New York; Austin
Blair 1 It.) or M whigao.
our iterono‘ av cold be substao
tinily its El :41,V5 JllOl rather planks.
equally important, only be omitted in our
baste or writin,: I. Holy elm Presidential
term fif six or eight , oars. 2. Such refOrlll
111 the Civil 5fi11 , ..14 . 1• as wonld prevent the
1111511 of OM Ill.l,4lllltitig power and its pros
titution for partisan aggrandizement. It.
No more grants fli . lllll,iilt hands to railways
mother corporations. .1. All Indian policy
WIIIOIIWI/11141 1 . 04,1g1117.0 the Indhnls IL eiti
-7i1115, and treat them as such. :i. Abolition
of the I 111,11111 i Tax. ii. 1:11111/0.1t111 of ,t 40113-
1 ion to the lowest point pllsslkilli, dud mrel
L 110.11151 110111511115 Will 01,111.4ati ,, 11,1 ,11 . the
thii,erforient., 7. Au ••conianical adminis
tration 01 . 1litail,. No repudiation of the
National ilkil,L, tl. 111 rates of
postage (41 010 14)W1.41. f ,ss11)10 point, and
the abolition of the franking privilege. lit.
A liberal rOgaid for, anti support of, all
scientific investigallens that 13,0 to said in
the develimilield of our resotircits and to
promote the general prii•perity and appre
ciate the standard 4.1 . 141.neral intnlligonee,
11. A firm ;111d 111:41111 . 11..1 1.511
tic ,11,1101 . 11;1114.115, 511.1 a a ill 111111 011 . Vt.tiVii
11131 . 111151. /11 4.111 . 11,1 g cod opl America!, 4.11.1 Z,/,
Slllll ill 1111 I s r!x 1.1 li d o world. 12. Last,
led,noi least., l'invorstil Anint , ty In all
who nOl.lllllll. I'lll,lll.
A , Ittrtterer Ii 11111 111enrell---111) . Priwost
Chettletl.w---twenteneetl leer Elt, en
entwe--1)191111 'relernllle---
Il 01 1 Ile 111,41
of 11.11. .
)11 11,1 . 111114 It Wall 1111.11111
( . 111,11 , i;a111, , , aged 21 years, tin initiate of
Ile Eastern totem iary, to tr Mich hl, had
sentele , d for the 11111111, of Adam
',wait', for I I and II 11101101 s, Wits
found hanging, dead in 1114
The sum, le leut eeetrueled a rope from
his shirt, and, lastening it to the grating of
his door, hail literally str.ingleil himself,
the body, when ILuml, resting upon the
The Coroner was notified, nthd in till ,
the prison mid hold an
11111 111951., a verdict of suicide being ren
It app.] , that 0,, Mille), his sentence
Banks has exhibited signs of insult ity,
imagining' among other things that every
one who approaches his was sent to
take hint out and hang 'dill. Tills preyed
Mt) 111.11 his 111i1111 List at last till,
nnendurablc, allii till. rash 111 , 141 WILY
The following is the ttislary of the crime
for whichilhanks was sentenced:
Charles Banks was it ilortmtn, tides came
to this country Fronk ltudeu, ill 1569. Stlllll
all"' his arrival he tcll . llloll the uclluuinhtuce
Or Adam t /strati!, and with hint Lrituiped
through the country, the twain begging
their way. 'They turned up In Montgomery
county about the latter ielrt. of October, and
visited Norristii‘vii,llerniatilos‘n and Matt
On the day the murder was 1•0111111itteci
links and Oswald were at a place on the
turnpike near Chestnut. Hill, Palled the
and there had a dillictilty
about some tummy. Banks alleges that
tried to rob hint, itnil in the strug
gle they fell to the ground, tls‘valil on the
top. It was then that Banks stabbed him.
thanks was arri..41 , 41, and land his trial in
Norristown, being sentenced utt November
2.1111. Sheriti II iiiisicker brought him to the
, city and escorted hint to l'herry
Senittotial Piqualobiem
'rho Washington correspondent of the
N. V. 1h0,a./ has the following gossip with
reference to the Ohio arid lt,tyll Senatorial
contests. t treat interest. is manifested in
political eireles here as to the result of the
elections of t r lllied Slates Senators to be
held within the next twenty-live days in
the States of lowa, Ohio and WiSCollaill.
There are twenty-one Senators whose
terms will expire on the •Ith of March,
187:1, Two of these prospective vavancies
have already been tilled by the election of
Mr. Sargeant front raliktrnia, and Mr.
McCreary front Kentucky. The allure of
Mr. Book In the latter State relieves the
Senatorial majority of one whom they re
gard as a formidable opponent. Mr. NI,
Creary is considered an able, but a lazy
1111111. JOllll Silerlll/111 . 11 neeleetioll :a'lll be
regarded as an Administration triumph.
though it in considered doubtful if the
White (loose looks Wail as much favor as
formerly on that Mi10...0. The revenue
and civil reformers iq Obi. are strongly
opposed to Mr. Sherman. Secretary De
lano, it is thought., looks eagerly to the
Capitol. His Assistant Secretary of the
Interior is now in Ohio, looking alter the
loose threads. The opponents ilrSherman
appear to be ismcontratingollex-titivernor
Dennison, while the names of (tenet,' Cox
and James IL Ashley are mentioned as
emnpromise candidates in the event of the
tight waxing warm. It is conceded that
Mr. Sherman's re-election is, to say at
Mast, in SOIIIO 110111 a.
Mr. Harlan has already left ,r lowa.
Th. election 1.11411,1 Lakes plare in, the 17th
proximo. Ilk Friends oboni over seventy
votes on joint ballot, giving their candi
date about leo:maven majority. His op
ponents aro e , lu,tlly 11-1 1 1 0111111 , 111. X-Be.
preSolltailVe Alll,lllll IS their favorito,while
the names of Mr. Joseph Wilson a nd
Imdmi are also mentioned.
The etlodoistration 14 very airsieus tier
Air. Itarlan's ro-electein.
The Prince or Wales,- t Keluprr reoregl
LosiioN, Dec. _2..— • l'he Prince of Wales,
whose (1011 vale:avow.° up to yesterday hail
been oil rl 1114,1 t satislactory character, has
passed an !inquiet night, hut his physicians
do not runt icipate a serious relapse.
Thtf death of the Earl of Ellenborough is
announced this morning.
The Right lion. Edward Law Ellen hem
rough, tf. C. IL, whose 11E11111SO is mentioned
above, is 11111 deseendant of an ancient cam
ily which Was seated for unary generations
nt Askram, in Cumberland, England. II e
was born in 1790, hieing at the time of Ills
death in his 52.1 year. In 1514 lie first took
his sent in the, House of commons. tie
was Lord Privy Seal and afterward Presi
dent of the Board of Control in the Welling
ton administration, 15!.30, and was re ap
pointed in Sir Robert feel's brat adminis
tration, WllOll lie also took a seat in the
Cabinet. in 1812 he was sent to India,
where he accomplished much good in the
enppromsion of the Affghan war. After his
return, in 1844, he was appointed to the
post of the First Lord it the AdmiraltY,
and raised to the peerage, with the title of
Earl of Elleniforongh and C iseount South
alit. Since 1555 the Earl has held no peal
lion of public treat, his last official duties
being, performed as President of the Board
of Control, _which he resigned in that year.
1141 W We Piogrem,..
The statistics of Comrtutrue and Naviga
tion last issued front the Bureau at Wash
ington, bringing up the figures to Septem
ber, 1071; present data, WI follows: The
eight months of 1071 show—lmports, $.107,-
337,000; heavier by $7-1,091,000 than in the
e tt me time ~r 1870, I tomestic exports for
the Hanle period of 1871 are $354,907,000;
heavier by $53,423 than in 1870, same period.
But wo are htinel lo be increasing in im
ports faster than in exports, which is shad
sign. These tables also show another dam
aging fact; we are gradually losing our
ocean commerce, while increasingour pur
chases of foreign products. Toes, 69 per
cent. of our ocean commerce is in foreign
vessels in 1871, against 11l per cent. in 1870.
What does the vessel building State of
Maine think of this fact?
At last Grant has round an approver of
his telegraph-postal scheme. It is the Lon
don Tunes! it will be remembered that
the Times, too, favored the Southern Con
federacy and predicted its success. It is
natural that any scheme looking to a strong
central government should find in that
journal an advocate.
TUESDAY, Dec. 19
In the Senate, to-day, the House bill ap- '
propriating $4,000,000 for public buildings
at Chicago, was concurred in. Mr. Stewart
introduced a joint resolution to amend the
Constitution, so as to establish free common
schools in each State and Territory, and to
prohibit the giving of aid to sectarian
schools. Mr. Sumner gave notice that he
would soon propose an amendment to the
Constitution, providing that no President
shall be eligible for more than one-term.
On motion of Mr. Schurz, the President was
asked for information as to our present re
lations with Spain, and the treatment of
American prisoners in Cuba. On motion
of Mr. Corbett, the Retrenchment Commit
tee was directed to inquire into the recent
defalcations in the Treasury Department.
Mr. Sherman, from the Finance Committee,
reported substitutes for the bills for the re
funding of taxes to corporations, and fixing
salaries of certain executive officers. Mr.
Edmunds introduced a bill to punish stock
gambling by public officers, which was re
torred. Mr. Conkling's resolution direct
ting an investigation of the New York
Custom House was passed, with various
amendments extending the scope of the
investigation. A message was received
from the President, transmitting the re
port of the Civil Service Commission. Mr.
Sumner made an ineffectual effort to have
his resolution of inquiry as to San Do
mingo, offered last March, taken up for
consideration. On motion of Mr. Blair,
the Retrenchment Committee were directed
to investigate whether any C. S. Id roister
abroad is engaged in any mining company,
etc. Senator Norwood, of Georgia, was
sworn in, and took;his seat. Adjourned.
In the House a bill was introduced by
Mr. Myers, fixing the tax On all kinds of
manufactured tobacco at 16 cents. A reso
lution was reported from the Bank i
Committee and adopted, directing that
committee to examine into the causes of
the recent bank suspensions, and consider
what additional legislation is needed as a
guard against, such suspensions in future.
Mr. lloar's bill for a commission on the
Isubject of the condition of the working
man was discussed. 'rho President's mes
sage, in reference to civil service reform,
with received. Serrate amendments el the
Chicago .Publie Ituildings' bill were con
curreti in. A bill was reported and passed,
appropriating $27,5.1. - i for the expenses
Line l'ollimittee on Southern e ititritges. The
!louse then adjourned.
Wmisksiix V, Dee. 0/.
In the t:. S. Senate, the House bill ap
propriating for the expenses of the
Denevit Commissioners was passed; also
the bill appropriating till'2,lloo fur the Mixed
Column-si n s at lArashington. A resolution
was adopted for the pro twig of olio copies
of the President's message awl report of
the Civil Service Commission. Jt r. Fenton,
from the Finance Committee, reported the
bill reorganizing the customs service. r.
Davis, of Ky., offered a resolution directing
the Committee of lllVOStezatioll to inquire
whether the President has had :toy inter
est iu any vontraeLs to do work for the
I'lllo , l stams ; whether he has received
donations, and appointed the donors or
their ielaimes to ollleeN of [While trust;
bother hr Inis bestowed elliees of public
i rest on los r Orations, awl whether the
sail I matter had any consideration
mono, or property connected whit it,
.Ye. NI r. Davis asked the immediate
consitlerlttion of Ins resolution. Mr. Ed
munds objected. NI r. Marlon hoped lie
would withdraw the objection, as he 55;1111
ed to Cl,!! the investigation Houle, because
it would squelcli'.'Lx-vast number of lies
that have la en put in circulation. NI r.
Edmunds said lei %vas in earnest, that he
wanted the resolution printed, and \t'initeil
ton thousand copies of it himself as a 4,111-
aign document. The rosululion was laid
over. NI r. Stunner ' s resolution oohing in
formation about. the United States naval
vessels sent 1.0 San Domingo was adopted,
The Ilonse Ceneral Amnesty' bill Was
cussed Until adjournment.
In Me lluuse, the Committee on Itisir
ganization of the Service inert , direct
ed to inquire into the expediency of pro
viding fur the election of postnutsters toy
the people. l'ost Route hill was re
ported ale! passed. Jose NI. I iallegos was
sworn in es delegate Inuit New Mexico. -
..NI r. Roberts offered a resolution declaring
the regret of 1110 tiaiz., at the recent vom
iter co - the Ilavanit students. The bill l'or
the appointimmt ,1111111itteo to iuyuiru
into the condition of labor Wasi
cool pitsSINI, naafi to Ii met the 1.01111
of the l'elillnisSlon to one year, and to pro
vide that lineal' the Commissioners shall hal
"practically identified tvith the interests of
labor," and that the selection shall be made
irrespective of politics. The lionise then
iiijournell, the session 10-day tii 111 4 for
tie wily.
t'aso,tv, 1)co.
In the Son:Q(l,l%lr. Sumner ollered the
llowing joint rtotolution . proponing an
notlinont of the l'onstitutioni confining
ProNidtint to ‘111(1 term:
lint rusolutioit proposing all afinentiiiiimt
ot . the Constitution, oontining the Prosi-
drat tO 11111 torm :
Vn Ear:As, For many years there has been
1 increasing convictimt among the people,
ithout distinction of ['arty, Chita one wield
ig the vast patronage the President,
undd not Ilea candidate for re-election,anit
Cis conviction has found ex iiression in the
,Inuit warnings of illustrious citizens, and
repeated propositions Mr int :Intendment
f the l'onstitution conlining the President
.0 tine term,
Enoss, Andrew Jackson was so fully
impressed by the peril of Kepub insti
tutions fron'i the temptations acting iin as
President wi, wielding the Vast patron
age of his thee, is a candidate tar re-olio -
Lion, that in his lirst animal message he
called attention to it; that in his second
annual message, after setting forth the de-,
sign of the Constitution "to secure the in
dependence of each department of llovern
!mint and promote the healthful and ei mita
ble administration of all trusts which it
has created," he did not hesitate to say that,
the agent most likely to contravene thrtZ
design of the Constitution is the Chief
Magistrate, and then proceeded to declare,
"in Order particularly, that this appoint-
Malt may, as far as possible, be placed be
yond the roach of any improper intluenees,
in order that he may approach the solemn
responsibilities of the highest (Mice in the
gift of a free peoplo uncommitted to any
other course than the strict line of owsti
tutional duty, ad that the securities for
this independence may be rendered as
strong as the nature of power and the weak
ness of its possessor will admit, I cannot
too earnestly invite your attention to the
propriety of promoting such amendments
to the Ctmstitution as will rendld him in
eligible after one term of service." And
then again, in his third annual message,
the Hanle President renewed this patriotic
EREAS, Henry HarriSMl,
following in the footsteps of Andrew Jack
son, felt it a primary duty, in accepting his
nom inatinn 155 President, to assert the ono
term principle in these explicit words:
" Among the principles proper to be adopt
ed by an Executive sincerely desiring to
restore the Administratimi to its original
simplicity and purity, 1 deem the following
of importance: First, to confine his services
to a single term," and then, in a public
speech, which ended in his election, he-de
clared, "If the privilege of being President
of the United States had Mien limited to one
tertn, the incumbent would devote all his
time to the public interest., and there would
be no cause to misrule the country and
he concluded by pledging himself " before
Heaven and earth, if elected President of
the United States, to lay down at the end of
the term faithfully that high trust at the
feet of the people.
WHEREAS, Henry ('lay, though differing
much from Andrew Jackson, united with
him on the one-term principle,and publicly
enforced it in a speech on Juno '47th, Into,
where, after asking for a provision to ren
der a person ineligible to the mime of Pres
ident id tine United States aftb , r a service of
one term, he explained the necessity of
the amend Merit by Saying, oliserra
ion and deliberate reflection leave satisfied
be that too much of the time, the thoughts
al the eXerlion:i of the incumbent are
cu pied during the first term in securing
his re-election. The public business (4in-
sequently sutlers." Anil then, again, in a
letter dated September 12th, 102, while
setting forth what he calls the principal
.ject engaging the eommon desire and the
common exertions of the Whig party, the
saute statesman sped an-amendment to
the Constitution limiting the incumbent
of the Presidential office to a - single term.
EREAS, The Whig party, in its Na.
tional I.oet•ention hold at Baltimore on
:NI ay I, tell, nominated Henry Clay as
President, with a platform where a shigie
term for the Presidency was declared to be
itmong the great principles of the Whig
party, principles inseparable from the lm lr
he honor anti prosperity, to be maintained
and advaneed by the election of these can
didates; which deeinrinioll was echoed at
an immense meeting in Niontinient Square
addressed ,by Daniel Webster, where it
. . .
Resolved, That the limitation of a Presi
dont to a single term was among 1 he objects
for which the Whig party will unceasingly
strive until their ellMts are crowned with
signal and triumphant success.
W 13111,3A5, In the same spirit and in
harmony with these authorities, another
statesman, Benjamin F. Wade, at the i lose
of his long service in the Senate, most earn
estly urged an amendment of the Constitu
tion confining the President to one term,
and in his speech on that occasion, Febru
ary 26th, 1866, said: "The offering of this
resolution is no new impulse of mine, for
I have been an advocate of the principle
contained in it for many years, and I have
derived the strong impressions which I en
tertain on the subject from a very careful
observation of the workings of our Govern
ment during the period that I have been an
observer or them. I believe it has been
very rare that we have been able to select
a President of the United States who has
not been tempted to use the vast powers
entrusted to him according to his own
opinions to advance his re-election," and
then, alter exposing at length the necessity
of this amendment, the veteran Senator
further declared "there are defects in the
Constitution, and this is among time most
glaring. All men have seen it, and now
let us have the nerve, let us have the reso•
lotion, to come up and apply the remedy."
WHEREAS, These testimonies, revealing
the intense and wide-spread convictions of
the American people,are re-in forced by the
friendly observations of De Tocqueville, the
remarkable Frenchman to whom our
country is under such great and lasting
obligations, in his famous work on Democ
racy in America, where he says in words
of singular clearness and force: "Intrigue
and corruption are vices natural to elective
governments. But when the Chief of the
Government can be re-elected, those vices
extend indefinitely, and compromise even
the existence of the country. When a sim
ple candidate seeks success by intrigue, his
mancenvresean operate only over a circum
srrib3d space; when, on the contrary, the
Chief of the Government himself enrs the
ranks of candidates, he throws for hi r own
proper use the force of the Government. In
the first case, it is one man, with his feeble
means ; in the second, It is the G overn went
itself, with its immense resources, which
intrigues and corrupts." And then, again,
the same great writer, who had studied our
country so closely, testifies: "It is impos
sible to consider the ordinary course of af
fairs in the United States without perceiv
ing that the desire to be re•elected domi
nates the thoughts of the President, that
all the policy of his administration tends to
this point, that his least movements are
subordinated to this object, that in propor
tion,as the moment of crisis approaches, in
dividual interest substitutes itself in his
mind for the general interest.
WHEREAS, All these concurring voices,
where patriotism, experience and reason
bear testimony, have addition's' value at a
moment when the country is looking anx
iously to a reform of the civil service, for
the plain reason that the peril from the
Chief Magistrate, so long as his exposure
to temptation surpasses that from any
other quarter, and thus the first stage in
this much-desired reform is the one-term
principle, to the end that the President,
who exercised the appointing pow•er,reach
ing unto all parts of the country, and
holding in subordination a multitudinous
army of office-holders, shall be absolutely
without motive or Inducement to employ
it for any °Olt' purpose than the public
gond ;:and
WHEREAS, The character of republican
institutions require that the Chief Magis
trate shall be above all suspicion of using
the machinery of which he is the official
head to promote his own personal aims;
therefore, be it
IL•eo(erd, By tho Senate and Ilouse of
Representatives, etc., That the following
article is hereby proposed as an amend
merit to the Constitution of the United
States, and when ratified by the Legisla
tures of three-fourths of the several States.
shall lie valid to all intents and purposes
as part nt the Constitution, to Wit :
Article —, Section 1. No person who
has once held the office of President of the
Toiled States, shall hereafter be eligible to
that °like.
Section This amendment shall not
take effect until alter the 4th of March, IST:i.
Mr. Sumner, in introducing this amend
ment, said: 1 shall content myself with a
brief remark. this is the era of civil ser
vice reform, and the President of the
United States in a message has already
called our attention to that important Sub
ject, and o u tdo ',..commendations with re
terenee to it.
It nary be retnembei ed that I hailed the
:%lessa:.,, at once as it was read from the
desk. I forebore then to state that I missed
I one important reeommendation—a very
important recommendation—one without
which all the other reeommendations, 1
foir, may be futile. I missed a recommen
dation of an amend moat of the Constitution,
in conflate ity with the best precedents of
our history, and With the recommendation
of illustrious men, limiting the person hold
ing the oillee of President to one term. Sir,
that is the initial point of civil service re
form ; that is the first stage in that great re
form. The scheme of the President is the
play of Hato/e1 without" 1 1 pro-
pose by too amendment that I otter to see
thmt." Hamlet" be brought into the play.
( Laughter.)
II r. Sherman—Does the Senator propose
to postpone the play of Civil Service Re
form mail we adopt this amendment?
I. Sumner—No; hut I propose to put
"Hamlet" into the play. It would not take
hung to (10 it.
The joint ',,rosolution was road and laid
r. Sumner called attention to the fact
that the anientlinent Wits Lot to go into ef
fect until March 1, ]STS, and therefore
wonlii not interfere with the preferences of
Senators kir any particular candidate next
Mr. litirman offered s resolution ad
mitting Mr. thildthwaite, Alahatna, to a
seat. in the Senate, 'wilding investigation
of his right thereto. It was discussed Until
the expiration or the morning hour, when
the I louse tleneral Amnesty bill was taken
tip, and an amendment by Mr. Morton
Was adopted, providing that the act should
validate the election of any one to office
ninth, the United States f l itiverninent who
was ineligible at the time of his election.
'Without disposing or the bill the Senate
adjourned for the holidays.
llot'sE— In the IloUse, a Tiff‘ssago Was
received from the President in answer to a
resolution or inquiry about Ctilatil affairs.
After soma speerh•ntaking the lkouse ail
'fly, V. Imrion Trltti
ANN. 1,1. K, Der. 19,—N r. Sherman,
Washington City, attorney-at-law, testine
as to the habits and social lisposition
toneral Ketehllin, and the purity
his private and Christian life; saw him
about seven o'clock in the Morning of the
day he left for Baltimore, at the residence
of witness; while there ho took a memo
randum book front an inside vest-pocket,
made some entry and put it back; he was
in good health that rimming; never know
hint to Use drugs or opiates.
General Wm. ni yers, Idnited States
Army, testified to the temperate habits and
general good health of Ketchum ; saw him
on the morning of the day he left Washing
don for Baltimore. Ile was in good health.
Nttither of these witnesses were cross-ex
General George D. Wise, of Baltimore
county, was examined as to certain at
tempted negotiations of Mrs. Wharton fur
the loan of 511,000 With Which to g 0 tO
Europe, in which she did net succoeu.
Dr. Frank Donaldson, of Baltimore, way
examined as a medical expert. as to the
effect of yellow jessamine and other medi
cines Upon the system. During this exam
illation the Court adjourned.
A NNAPOI.Is, Dee. I:o.—Dr. Donaldson,
the medical export, who occupied the
stand yesterday, was again examined as to
the effect of eertain medicines Upon the
system, as alluded to yesterday. The
cross-exatilinati.ei occupied over two
hot' rs.
Dr. Thompson, :fist) a medical expert, of
Washington, was examined to the same
Inc. Williams was then recalled by the
State, and examined with referenve to his
exhumation of the body of Gen. Ketchum,
in eonjillietion with tie. Miles, and 1)r.
Chew, at Washingion, and their bring
ing away such parts as would tend
to elucidate the case now in Court,
and their subsequent commttal of those
parts to Mr. Toney, or Baltimore, a ellen',
ist, for careful analysis, with a request that
he should mako report or the result, to the
State officers.
Witness also described the analysis at
some length.
It being three o'clock, Mr. Syester saint
one result had been obtained by the wit
ness, but there was another result to be ob
tained by hint, and it tents neeessary that
the witness should gnt to Baltimore and
coniplete it, 0:e. The Court said they could
see about that when the time conies. 'rhe
Court adjotirlied until to-morrow at ten
ANNAPOLIS, Ins% 211.
In the \\' harten trial, yesterday, 1110 WI
tresses for the State not being present, a
on rmunnt was had until Tuesday.
why Ala rphy Resigned.
'I he Worfdf says it now turns out that
urphy lid not resign his position as Col
lector of the Port because of the exposure of
his former record, hut to get rid of t he embar
rassment which he found himself in from
promises made to carry the Syracuse Con
vention. lie made so many promises for
position to secure a majority of that con
vention that he found Olaf he would have
to make a complete change in the person
nel of the Custom-House, and resigned to
get rid of lultilling his promises. bike his
first cold rant with the government for army
caps 110 ftnintl Ihai a would
swamp him, and resorted to a Slibteringe to
get out of his dilemma. The who'll trans
action is no more than might be expected
of the man, and serves the !ten who sold
themselves so cheap at Syracuse as they
I deserve.
A 11 igh Itveomm end a I lota.
With President. i;rant it is a high r
mendation for a Radical to be repudiated
by his titinstituents. Schenck was beaten
in his district, and thereupon SOILS made a
member of the : joint high commission and
Minister to England. Senator Williams
was repudiated by his constituents of Ore
gon, wbereupsrn 110 was placed on the joint
high commission and is now made Att,r
soy tieneral of the United States. There
are numerous other like instances showing
the peculiar partiality Grant feels for play
ed- out political hacks. Perhaps he will
ytit lieu a chance to =ace Conkling fours
the obscurity of Ptitia.
1:o• erotor Wttl
(:overnor Walker, of Virginia, is a nota
de instance of the destiny that shapes ho
. - .
man careers. In 1065 he was practising
law in Chicago, and casually going to Vir-
Oda to attend a slight legal matter, found,
alter a Mw days in Norfolk. that a trouble
some eatartk which had fastened upon
Win in Chicaghi had entirely disappeared.
11b returned to his Chicago home, but was
agabl beset by his old inalady,and because
of Ilk health alone, returned to the state,
of lila few years, he was made 11ov.
Ticket-of-Leave Men nm Immigrant.
Three immigrants arrived at New York
on Monday, who confessed that they were
ticket.of-leave men, and had been sent to
this country from England. They had
been sentenced to seven years' penal servi
tude, one for theft, another for house-brsak
ing, and the third for attempted robbery
with violence. They were discharged for
good conduct while in prison, and furnish
ed with tickets-of-leave on their discharge.
The attention of the Washington authori
ties in to be called to their case.
The Heenan Story a FADriAMU
In reference to statements in the papers
relative to an indictment having been found
against the pugilist Heenan, District At
torney Garvin states that to his knowledge
Heenan's name will not come before the
Grand Jury at all; that he is not aware
there is any indictment, and that he would
be pretty sure to know of it if such action
had been taken by the Grand Jury.
A Good ThAos-
The vote of 130 to 36, in the House in favor
of a commission to investigate the relations
of capital and labor is gratifying. If it is
done because Congressmen believe in in
vestigating labor it is a good thing. If it
is done only because Congressmen believe
in buncombe it is a good thing all the same.
The following poem. written by Mrs. Sophia
P. Snow, is one of the most exquisitely touch
ing and beautiful literary productions which
we have ever read. It cannot fall to reach the
hearts of all who peruse it, besides being pe
culiarly appropriate to the holidays:
'Twas the eve before Christmas; "Goodnight"
- -
bad been said,
And Annie and Willie bad crept into bed;
T acre were tears on their pillows, and tears in
- - -
their eyes,
And each little bosom was heavy with sighs—
For to-night their stern father's command
had been given
That they KIIOOId retire precisely at seven,
Instead of eight, for they troubled him more
With questions unheard of than ever before;
Ile had toll them lie thought this delusion a
No such being as "Santa Claus - ever had
And he hoped, after this, he sh )uld never
more hear
How he scrambled down chimneys with prey
ents each year.
And Ulla was the reason that two little heads
So restletady to on their soft, downy beds.
Eight, nine, and the clock on the steeple tolled
Not at word had been spoken by either till
When Willie's sad face from time blank.•t did
phi see,
And wpered, " bear Annie, is you tot
"Why no, brotber,Wlllie, - a sweet voice re•
'l've tried It in vain, hat can't shut toy eyes:
For, somehow, It wakes me so sorry' bevause
Dear papa has said. there Is no Santa Claus ;I
Now we know that there is and it can't Le de-
For Le mule every year before 11111111MRdied :
But then, t've been atinking that stir used to
Pray ,
And Uod would hear everything 11111111111 U
would say :
And perhaps she asked Him to ,end Santa
Claus nere,
With time SallS full of presents he brought
every Y curs ..
Well, why lutist we pay lest inanma did
And ksk .Him to send him with presents
...I've been thinking so, too.•' And without a
word more
Four little Inure feet bounded f salon the door,
And four little knees the soft carpet pressed.
And IWO tiny bands clasped close to effelf
•' NOW, \ you lunch we nfil,t firmly be-
That the presents we ask for we're sure to
You must wan. just as still 0111 say the 'Atm,:
And by that you w know that your tints has
come then."
"Dear Jesus, look down ou Illy lo other and
And grout us the favor We are netting of Thee:
I want a wax dolly, in tea-set and ring,
And an ebony work-box that shuts with a
Bless }mint, dear Jesus, and cause him W see
That SWIM Claus loveS us far better than he,
Don't let him get rental and angry again
At dear brother Willie and Ain.le. Amen
Please, Desus, 'at tianta Taus tutu down to
And bring us seine presents before'it is 'laid,
I want he should dive me a nice little sell,
With bright, shiny ',v il oters, :old all r luted
A box full of randy, s. hook and a toy,
Amen, and then. Des.,lll la• It good boy. Their prayers being ended, they raised up
their heads,
And With hearts light and elwerful again
sought their I.eds
They were soon lost In slumber, both iTetieeral
and deep,
And with fairies la Dream-land were roantlng
in sleep,
Eight, nine and the little French clock had
struck ten,
Ere the father had thOiej,ht Itt his children
110 SOVIIIS BOW to BellrAnule'sMilf.stippresscl
And to bee the big tears stand in Willie ., blue
111 was harsh ilk toy darlings," he mentally
said :
"And should not Int, e Sent them so early to
Hut then I was troubled—toy feelings found
The bank-stock to-day 11:1.5 gone down tell per
But of eour, , e they e forgot their troubles ere
And that I denied 1111.111 the thrice-asked-fr
But just to Ina he sure, I'll steal up to their
I nin:ir spoke harsh to my darling , Iro•
I“re. -
So saying smnly aseendo.l si airs,
Ana arrived at the door to hear both or Hot .
Ms Annie's - 1,16, , papa" all - M. , : forth the big
And grave protnige falls sweet nn his
Strau ars. ge,stratige, I'd forgotten, - said he Nell h
a sigh,
How 1 longed, when Clire.l
- iiraw nigh.
al.nrie ror iny harshness, - he 111,artny
'hy•liti . , , ,el . ihr, their prayers et, I sleep... lily
Then lie turned to the stairs and ,only went
Threw Ott velvet slippers rind silk 111,,Sir
1/1/1111iid hat, ellat and hoots, and W., out to
the street.
A tnilliormire faring the cold, driving sleet.
Nor stopped he Until lie tool bought ty crY
From the bos lull of candy to the t gold
Indeed, he kept ridding so much to his store,
That the Valli/LIS presents OLUILIIILIIR•1 , 1 Il
Then homeward he turned with ills holiday
And with Aunt. Mary's aid in the iturseo
'twos Stored:
Mite Dolly was seated beneath IL pine tree,
By the 141,1 e of a tattle spread out for her tea
A work-box well-tilled in the center was laid,
And on it a ring, w
for hich Anni
sled, eßad prayed.
A soldier in uniform stood by a
"With bright shining runners and all painted
There were balls, dogs and horses, books Ideas-
Big to see,
And birds of all colors were perched in the
While : iuuta Claus, laughing, stood up iu the
As If getting ready more presents In drop.
And as the loud lather lIIe picture surveyeil,
He thtiught, for his Lrunlile he had amp y been
And he said to he brushed nil a
k happier tkekkight Iliac I've been iklr a
etsjoyekl more trite plensure than ever Ike-
What care I if bank stock!: falls len per reel
Bereafter 11111111 i, it a nal.% I,
To has Santa Catas va.LL each alas
Bo thinking, he gently extinguished the tueliht
Aud tripped down the stairs to retire for
As soon as the beams of the bright tnorniug
PM, the dariCrleSS to flight, and the ,tarS, iille
by one,
Four lilt le blue eyes out or sleep opened wale.
And at the SaILIV Itlolllent the presents espied,
Then 111.11, Of their beds the) .sprang Stith it
And t the very gifts prayed for were allot theta
They laughed mid they cried, ut their inutteent
Aud ,hooted for papa come 4uiek ;Intl
What ee sanis Clans brought in the
ul ht.
(Just. the things that they tk anted,' and lett be.
And 111,W, - added Annie, la a voice soft and
" believe there's 0 0001.1 Clot,. papa, I
While dear little Willie climbed up ou hie
Dvlerinilled no secret between the...should l
And told, In Noll whispers, how Allele had
That their dear bleSSell Inaillina 1, , long ago
I. l tied It, kneel down (1,11,1 pray IT the side of her
And that (101 l up in heaven had auswereil her
I• Thell We dot up and payed dust Os well Os we
And Doti answered our prayers: now Wasn't he
"I should say that Ile was, If He sent y,ku all
And knew just what presents ...y child reu
would please,
Well, well, let hint think so, the dear lit I I, elf,
"I'would be erne! In tell him I did II
Blind lather! who ea IISOLI your stern heart to
And the hasty word spoken so Soon 11l l'i•pelit?
'Twos the being who bade you ...teal holt ly SIP
And made you Ills agent to answer I leer
Saturday's To
Lo, Dec. :21.—The w•arnt South
wind and rain yesterday cleared the
ground entirely of snow. A heavy gale
visited this place last nightdoing
able damage to buildings, Ac. It was the
strongest gale exuerienced here for rears.
To dEtto, Ohio. I rec. 24 --The gale yester
day and last night was one of the most se
vere ever experienced iu this I ocality. •t•he
telegraph lines were prostrated its all . di
rections, and considerable damage was
done to roofs, chimneys, Ac. 'rho spire.of
the First Baptist l'huich was blown down,
falling upon and partially crushing an all
joining dwelling, but without injuring any
of the inmates.
IN DIANAPOLI , , Dee. 22.—A violent wind-
storm has prevailed here all the afternoon.
doing considerable damage in buildings.
A portion of the roof of St. John's Cathe
dral was crushed by the falling of the upper
part of one of the front towers.
At Lafayette a large number of buildings
were unroofed, including the Second Na•
Clonal Bank building, PI/St I eff u se and Tel
egraph buildings. Several persons were
ST. I.OITIS, line. 24.—A very heavy gale
swept over Springfield, 111., yesterday. It
blew down all immense skating rink and
the I ew rolling mills, of the Springfield
Iron Company and entirely destroyed the
round house of the Oilman, Clinton and
Springfield Railroad, besides tearing off
several roofs, toppling over chimneys,
leveling fences, ,kc. The loss cannot be
less than $30,1100.
OMAHA, Dec. 22.—The late storm was
very severe, and extended through the
mountains to the Pacific coast. Western
trains are reported snow-bound, with a
prospect that several days will be required
to clear away the obstructions.
Lynching . in Missouri
Further particulars have been received
of the lynching of two desperadoes near
Seneca, Missouri. Last week it appears
Louis Swimm and another desperado
known as Texas Ice, alias Buckskin, in
duced a German named Henry Salesman
to go about two miles from Prairie City to
get some whiskey they had secreted. After
getting out of the town they assaulted him
with clubs and left him for dead, after rob
bing him of $2-1 and a. watch. ,Balesmanre
covered sufficiently to crawl back to the
town and report the affair. Swimm was
arrested at Seneca by the Vigilance Com
mittee. BuckskinVa .9 subsequently cap
tured after being shot three times. Both
were hanged to a tree. Before the execu
tion Buckskin confessed to having murder
eci eleven men during the past year,and the
total booty obtained was only VAL
Meeting . of Railroad Men••• The Penn
sylvania Railroad•
AUGUSTA, Ga., Dec. 23.—During the past
two days the directors and representatives
of the Georgia internal railroads have been
congregating here. The cause of this con
ference is that the Pennsylvania Central
Railroad Company has been endeavoring
to lease three lines, leading from Atlanta
to Selma, in which the Getorgia and Georgia
Central Companies are both largely inter
10:00 A. M. —Probabilil ics.—The tempera
ture will probably fall, with cloudy weath
er North and West of the Ohio river.—
hreateniug weather with rain prevails
West of Genrgia. Cloudy weather con
tinues en the lower Lakes. Partially
cloudy and mild weather along the Atlantic
Coast. I iangerous winds are not antici
pated f o r to-day.
From New York
NEw Your:. Dee. 26.—James C:trroll
was shot and killed by James IficCartney
last night, while the the latter was quieting
a riot in his rurmshop.
A boy at Hudson, a man at] Newbury,
and a man at Cornwall. were drowned,
while skating on the Hudson river on
Christmas was observed everywhere in
this city and Brooklyn. The weather was
very pleasant, and crowds thronged the
streets through the day.
The steamers and sailing vessels in the
harbor were all decorated with flags of all
Ex-Comptroller Connolly was visited by
several of his friends yesterday at Ludlow
street jail. Ile appeared to be in good
In Brook lem, yesterday, a man named
Charles Joh3son, said to be a prominent
politican, fatally shot a young man namod
Robert Henry.
Armed i%eWroet Disbnuded
O„ Dec. 26.—A Memphis
special to the hoisircr says that the latest
from Chical county, states that the negroes
have disbanded, and all but lifty have re
turned to their homes. Those tifty men
tioned have placed themselves under the
sheriff. No fears are entertained as to a
retaliation by the whites.
At the Christmas festival held by the 11 e
groes at their church, in Florence Ken
tucky. near Covington, on Sunday night, a
white man named Hen rySnyder, who was
intoxicated, became disorderly and took
unwarranted liberties with the females.
Peter Aylor, one of the negroes remon
strated with him, and_ shot 111111 in the
head, indicting a fatal wound. He then
shot three other negroes. two of whom,
Albert (towel! and John Brent, are seri
ously wounded.
Explosion in the Oil Reg' s.
Ott, CITY, Dec. .6,—Tice Cosmopolitan
wolf at Scrub Grass, belonging to Botsford
& Co., took tire this morning by an explo
sion of gas while drilling, severely burning
six men, including one of the owners, I\lr.
Botsford. They have had everpattention
paid to them at the Gregory llouse,and the
physicians in attendance think they will
all ultimately recover.
The Derrick was entirely destroyed, but
the tire has been extinguished. The well
has been flowing for several days through
the easing, not having been finite com
pleted, and bids faillto be a good well.
Repairs have already been commenced.
Christmas at St. Louis
St. Louis, Dec. 25.—The day ha.s been ob
served with unusual generalitybusinesa
was suspended. There has been a good
deal or carousing and much drunkenness,
resulting in brawls, in which knives, razors
and pistols were freely used, but no very
serious harm was done. A prisoner in the
calaboose attempted to commit suicide by
cutting his throat with the ragged
. edge of
a tin plate, which he tore apart for that
purpose. II e will recover.
The Arkansas Insurrect lon—Ne=rnes Al
tempting . lo IV • WOMeIO--
(Joy eroment Troops Asked For
I\l EM en is, Tenn., Dec. 21.—The last per
son who left Lake Village, the scene of the
outrage in Chiciit County, reports that he
was ordered by armed negroes un the
banks to return, which he refused to do,
and succeeded in escaping. There was
great excitement at the time, and from the
screams of the white Warrior and children,
who were seen rushing down the levee, it
is supposed an attempt VHS made to ravish
the few white women who were unable to
leave. Captain W.l'. Walker, (Republican)
Sheriff at the county, has made application
for regular troops to be ordered to quell the
disturbance, it being feared that if the mili
tia are sent, they being colored, will irater
nim with the insurgents. Every- white
citizen who could obtain a conveyance left
the county, W 'dell is being niaranded by
armed bands of colored men, the majority
of whom are intimidated by the rioters, who
trace said they will not disband until allow
ed to settle all disputes they may have had
with those Mr whom they have worked.
The t lovernor of Arkansas has sent his Ad
jutant to the scene of the disturbance, but
in the meantime leading Republican and
Conservative citizens of the county have
united in a petition for regular troops.
Loral jinteltityricr
CANE PRESENTATION. — A committee of
five members of Adam Lodge, No 111. I. o.
O. F., of Philadelphia, consisting of Messrs.
NV. speck, f leo. L. Keller, Schreiber,
E. Christ and F. Keller, visited Lancaster
on Christmas-day, for the purpose of pre
senting, on behalf of that Lodge, two mag
nificent canes to Or. °John Levergood and
Major it. F. Cox. The presentation took
place at the residence of Dr. Levergood in
the presence of a number of the members
of the Order, (leo. L. Keller, Esq., making
an exceedingly neat and impressive ad
dress, Which was appropriately replied to
on behalf of the recipient-4 by the Doctor.
After the interesting presentation ceremo
ny was over, another ceremony 110 less in
teresting begun, but on this latter topic we
will not dilate. The visitors left for home
in the afternoon, seemingly delighted with
their visit and the cordiality with which
they had been received.
The canes are made of solid ebony,
I mounted with gold heads, beautifully
chased, having a suitable inscription en
graved thereon. We congratulate the re
cipients on their luck.
WEDDINfi EXTRAORIttNaIid".—A In - siding
of more than ordinary interest on such oe.
casino, 'rune off at Chiekies, in this county,
on the 'dialn of this month.
The bride, Mamie C.4laldeutan, is the
daughter of Or. E. Haldeman, one of our
most successful iron utasters, and the
groom, Col. W. Neil Denison. son ut' ex
( inventor Denison, or Ohio. E inventor
Denison and his family arrived iu Colum
bia on Monday in a 'nitwit ear by a special
train, and are the guests of Win. (d. Case,
Esti. On Tuesday afternoon, the party
made a (sill on the family of the bride by
special train, and returned to Columbia in
• the evening. (In Wednesday at noon, the
party went to Chickies by special train.
• 'rhos ceremony was performed by Rev.
R. W. ('lark, Rector of Trinity Church, of
Columbus, Ohio, at half-pmt one, P. M., at
itthe home of the bride.
Among the guests present were ex-' lov
ernor Denison and lady; Dem J. W. For
syth and lady; .1. .3. Woods, Esq.; Col.
Wm. 11. Case and lady ; Dr. Howard S.
Case; Erasmus Denison, C. S. A. ; Judge
Long and family, of Lancaster; Miss Sue
Frazer, of Lancaster; Miss Sei fret, Heal
ing; Mrs. 'l'ripler, of Philadelphia; Prat:.
S. S. Haldeman and lady; Misses Fanny
and Eliza Haldeman, daughters of the
Prof.; Paris Haldeman and lady; Judge
F. L. Jewett and lady ; and Mrs. Hal
owell ; Miss Anna Jewett; Scott
Stewart; Ethel bert Watts and lady ; W il
liam Watts, and others.
The bride, groom, ex -governor Denison,
son, and their friends, left for Columbus,
Ohio, at S o'clock in the evening, by special
train, in the same palace liar which the ex -
I :over nor anti his friends came in. In this
transaction Pennsylvania has lost a beauti
ful 3.11,m,g; holy a nd mitt has gained it beau
tiful young w I , lllall. -n •
~I //,
You': l'ousry ITEms 1.. A. htil
linger, Chief Burgess of York, died on Sat
urday morning at his resblence iu that bor
ough. lie had been ailing for several
months past, but until recently his disease
was not thought particularly dangerous.—
Thu b'mrctle says : "York never had a Chief
Magistrate of greater efficiency or inure
unswerving integrity. Though often placed
in positions where temptations to perform
actions of doubtful propriety were offered,
he never turned for one moment to
the right or left, but went forward, unhes
itatingly, in what he conceived to be the
path of his strict duty. As such an one, we
mourn his untimely demise, and feel that
his place in the community will indeed be
hard to till. As a mark of respect to the
deceased, the tire alarm bells of the entire
Fire Department were tolled and flags dis
played at half-mast on the announcement
of Iris death. lie was aged about Glyears.
. .
(in Tuesday night the bar-room of Keis
er's Hotel was entered, and the drawer was
unlocked and emptied of the money that
was in it, also a package of goods, belong-
Rig to Hr. Kilgore, a guest of the house,
which bait cost between ten and eleven
dollars. Robert Schall, alias Robert
Kuntz, was arrested, and a4knowledged
the theft, the goods being found in his pos
session. He was committed to answer.,
LEAItN To Canvas.—The approach of the
holidays suggests the above subject, which
should claim a due share of attention from
net only heads of families, but from all who
are fond tof having things done right.—
It is a great accomplishment to be able
to carve well and easily, without awk
wardness; but it is one that teceives al
together! too little attention. Wo have
seen those who in every respect were real
gentlemen and ladies carve poultry, or a
piece of meat, in such a barbarous manner
as to banish all desire to eat, and almost
the ability to taste the big, uncouth mangled
lump that was put, or rather thrown on
our plates. To cut off a thick, rough piece
from any part that the knits happens to
light upon first, aside from being untidy
is also very wasteful. After two or three
such carelesss cuttings, the whole piece is
so defaced and uneven, that it is no longer
possible to secure a decent looking bit;
and the bone is left with much adhering to
it, in ragged morsels, that dry and become
worthless if left over to the next day, but,
which, had the joint been properly carved,
could have been sent to the table for a cold
relish for tea, in a neat and attractive form.
PRESENTATION. — On Friday, just before
time for dismissing school, Ptof. A. T.
Palm, Principal of the Public Schools of
Columbia, entered ,lhe High School and
in a few appropriate remarks, presented to
the teacher, Mr. U. Strickler, a heavy gold
pencil, case and pen, in behalf of the pupils
of the High School. Mr. Strickler re
sponded in a few remarks, thanking the
pupils for the uniform kindness shown
him at all times by them
thing places of business, except the saloons
and confectionaries were closed and, our
citizens spent their Christmas at home,
giving and receiving their Christmas pres
ents, and eating their sumptuous Christ
mas dinners. Still there were many per.
sons on the streets, following many diverse
paths, and 'pursuit of many different plea
sures. Some were out early, before the
sun was up, wending their way to their
respective churches to participate in the
joyful religious exercises attending the
celebration of the birth of the Saviour.
Others made their appearance, at a later
hour, and betook themselves to the differ
ent taverns rand saloons where free lunch
and egg-nog were dispensed, and we are
sorry to say that some of this latter class,
imbibed so freely of the seductive stimu
lant that they became noisy, boisterous,
quarrelsome, drunk, and finally brought
up in the lock-up, some of them with black
eyes, bloody-noses and sore heads. As a
general thing, however, the behaviour and
decorum on the streets was as good as it
usually has been on a Christmas holiday.
THE C URCII ES.—The usual Christmas
erviees were celebrated in most of the
churches on SuucTay and Monday, :aud
several of them were elaborately decorated
with evergreens and flowers, giving them
a very handsome appearance.
St. James' Episcopal.—The Auditorium of
this church was but little decorated, the at
teution being given to the chancel and the
surroundings of the Altar, which had a
thick back-ground of evergreens. The
super-altar was filled with roses and white
lilies, the communion table being covered
with a white altar-cloth trimmed with
crimson and gold fringe, and containing in
the centre an Agnes Dei on blue ground.
Undereach gas:getof the gallery was a large
and very handsomely arranged bunch of
We described several months ago the
manner in which the church was being
newly tilted up. The alterations are now
nearly completed ; the stained glass win
dows in the chancel, and the new pulpit
being about the material additions to he
made. The interior of the building is cer
tainly very handsome, and does great
credit to the taste of the designer. The
stained glass windows and the rich blue,
chocolate and gold color of the painting
and fittings, produce a very unique but
harmonious and not at all gaudy effect
The painting is very handsome and worthy
of all praise.
The body of the church is lighted from a
twisted pipe of blue and gold, which is sus
pended from brackets along each gallery,
and along which at intervals of about three
feet gas jets are placed. In the chancel
hangs a chandelier "corona loci)." It is
from the manufactory of Cornelius A Sons,
Phila., from designs of Mr. C. M. Burns,
r., architect, and will compare favorably
with any example in this country. A mas
sive circlet of blue, heavily bossed and
crested with gold, and bearing twelve
lights, depends from a richly worked crown
by twisted rods of blue and gold. Within
the circlet is a globe, banded with gold and
surmounted by the cross, suspended by
chains from the crown. Mr. Burns ap
pears to us to have happily overcome a
diflieulty coin twit to these "coronas"—
Coat from their lightness as compared with
ordinary chandeliers—when lighted, they
are themselves almost invisible. Mr.
Burns has succeeded in making his work,
in its graceful form and rich ornamental
Lion, only the inure visible when lighted.
Thecorona is suspended by a rod filleted
with gold from the exquisitely wrought
boss in the dome of the apse. The fi,nt is
from a design of Mr. Burns', modified from
an example in England of the twelfth cen
tury. Square fonts are very uncommon,
atnil this, in all probability, is the only cane
inn America. Extreme massiveness and
the severest simplicity are its distinguish
ing characteristics. Proportion and grace,
fulness of outline (except a Greek cross
inscribed in a circle on one face,) are its
only ornamentation. 'the great bowl, of
proportions amply sufficient to comply
with the rubric which directs the minister,
if required, to dip the infant into the water,
is supported by a dwarf pillar rising from
two squares and steps—the upper step
bearing the inscription, M. S. Mary Field
Jenkins, Nat. 13 Nov., 17,9, ()b. 7 Feb.
The interior, which is provided with
a proper drain, is gilt and protected by a
solid oak cover, With a massive ring affix
ed w n Ilorhited cross of hammered intuit,
polished. The'entire has been executed in
Lancaster, :anal reflect-, the highest eyed it
upon Mr. Ilaldy, the sculptor.
The services were of an impressive char
rioter and specially appropriate to the day.
Humphries gyaml chant of the the
Psalms for the day as designated in the
Trinity Psalter, and the ft, seiletw, were
excellently chanted by the choir. 7'c
Deem (anthem by Danks) was admirably
sung riette, while the other musical
parts of the service—the Christmas hymn
"(lark, the herald Angels sing,") the eu
charistic hymn, Woriii hi Excelsid, were
well rendered.
The sermon by the Rector, Rev. Edw.
Shippen Watson, Waa all eloquent exposi
tion of the doctrine of the Incarnation, from
the text: "Unto us a child is born. Lot.
us a son is given, Ac."—lsaiah IX, V. it
and 7.
The services in the Moravian Church
coinmeneed on Sunday morning at
o'clock. The building is profusely hung
with evergreens, depending in graceful
festoons Crum the ceiling and around the
walls. The pulpit is handsomely orna
mented with choice natural flowers, and
above the pulpit hangs a beautiful ever
green star, in the centre of which is the
date " 1,71. - " The services commenced
with the Anthem, " Mighty Jehovah,"
sung by the choir. Bishop Bigler followed
with an appropriate discourse front the
text: " And last of all Ile sent this Son."
In the afternoon the children's Love Feast
was celebrated, followed by catechetical
exercises; after which the several classes
of the Sunday School handed over their
annual collections for missionary purposes,
the aggregate amount being over $7O. Mon
day morning there; were the usual Christ
mas exercises, but no services in the eve
Trinity Lutheran Chureh is more beau
tifully decorated than ever before. An
evergreen arch spans the pulpit, beneath
which is the scriptural quiwalion, " From
Bethlehem the Saviour Comes," above
which is an evergreen star, representing
the star of Itethlehem. The charnel is
also artistically ornamented, while ever
greens hang from t e galleries, and
are entwined around - We columns
supporting them. on Sunday morn
ing the usual services were had, and
on Sunday afternoon the several Sabbath-
Schools connected with the church assem
bled to celebrate their_Christunts services.
So great was the crowd in attendance that
numbers of them could not be seated. The
ceremonies were of an unusually interest •
ing character. On Chrktmas morning,
after the singing of Christmas anthems, an
appropriate discourse was delivered by
Rey. Dr. Greenwald.
The First Reformed Church is also beau
tifully trimmed with spruce evergreens.
and over the pulpit is an illuminated Star
ocltethlehem. On Sunday the usual ser
vices were observed, and on Christmas
morning at ii o'clock the Chllrell Was
thronged to its utmost capacity, and very
imposing Christmas services were celebra
ted by the pastor, Bev. A. ii. K renier.
During the afternoon the usual Christina-,
gifts were distributed to the infant depart
ment of the Sabbath School. The festival
of the advanced Sabbath School will not
take place until next Sunday morning at lu
A SINW"I.AI3. A‘ , II , ENT.-- ( , n Monday
last, Mr. Ben . hunin Pierce, residing near
Darlington's C 4 inner, in Birmingham town
ship, Chester county, met with a serious
;unl somewhat singular accident, the facts
of which, as, are as follows Mr.
l'ien-n was making the necessary prepara
tions for butchering, and at the time of the
avnun ovollrtera,, was in the act of sharp
ening a knife for the purpose of killingsev
cral hogs While thus engaged, several
others whom Mr. I'. had olitained to assist
him, proceeded to catch one of the hogs,
which ran, and in the eleLSe struck. >1 r.
Pierce, knocking him down, he falling with
the knife, which struck him in the neck,
inflicting a Revere gash, Revering one of the
arteries, and almost striking the Male one.
Drs. Wilson and Itrinton were summoned
to his aid, and at this writing he is doing
ANN I V EI&A RV BA sell kT.—Waterford
Council, No. 72, t. L. A. M., celebrated its
fourth anniversary in the Town,i I all, Ma
rietta, on Al anday evening last, by a grand
banquet. The Junior Order was present by
invitation, I void es a large number of ladies
and gentlemen. The exercises opened with
music by the Cornet Band, and the jead
ing of a portion of the Scripture and prayer
by 11ev. S. A. Ileilner. Addresses were
delivered by E. D. Itoath, Esq., Rev. S. A.
Ileilner and Capt. Geo. 11. Ettla. At SI
o'clock the meeting adjourneil to the second
story, where a sumptimus banquet was
prepared, to which lull justice was done by
the 200 persons in attendance. The o,'ea-
Mon was a very pleasant, one, long to be re
memlietied liy those in attendance.
Cost' is a comfort to
know, at the beginning it what
promises to he a long and severe
winter, that the prices of the prin
cipal neccesaries r.f life are consider
ably lower than fur many years past.—
Flour, potatoes, pork, veal, and mutton,
together with vegetables generally, have
shared in the decline, beet holds its own
with a pertinacity that is remarkable.—
Chal, too, shows a disposition to recede
from long established prices, which is an
other fact upon which consumers can be
congratulated. If taxes were but a little
nearer what they should be, so that rents
could be brought down to fair figures,
there would be little cause for complaint.
RA BIIITS.—I L is reported that rabbits are
an intolerable nuisance along the Conewa
go hills. Several gunners from Marietta,
who happened to visit that region, report
that it would require twenty-live men over
a mouth to extirpate them. They aro also
unusually plenty on Thorn Hill, West Earl
township, and many other parts of the
county. They are mischievous pests to
farmers and nurserymen, who complain
that they frequently destroy the young
fruit-trees by gnawing the bark from them
near the ground. It is noticed as a very
singular fact, that rabbits always sit in their
nests with their heads toward the sun-rising
DECLINATION.—In a letter to the Colum
bia 'Spy, ex-Mayor Atlee, of this city, de
clines to be a candidate for Congrefis for
which office, one of the Spy eorreapondtmta
had nominated him.
HElTLER—Meeting of the Lancaster Bar.—
The members of the Lancaster Bar met
on Saturday, after the adjournment of
Court, for the purpose of taking action rel
ative to the death of P. Martin Healer,
one of their number.
The meeting organized by calling Hon.
J. B. Livingston to the Chair, and appoint
ing A. J. Eberly, Esq., Secretary.
Jacob Amwake, Esq., announced the
death of Mr. Heider, and made a motion
for the appointment of a Committee of live
to draft resolutions expressive of the sense
of the Bar relative to the decease of their
The Chair appointed as the Committee
J. B. Aniwake,. Esq., Hon. 0. J. Dickey,
Col. D. W. Patterson, A. Herr Smith and
A. H. Hood, Esqs.
The Committee retired, and after their
return reported the following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, We have just heard of the
death of our late associate of the Bar, P.
Martin Heider, Esq.,
Therefore, Resolved, That it is with un
feigned sorrow and regret we learn of the
death of our deceased brother, in the prime
Of his manhood.
Resolved, That his professional integrity,
his uniform courtesy, fair dealing and
goodness of heart, make us feel that the
Bar and his associates have suffered a great
R,wott - ,-,/, That we cordially sympathize
with his bereaved mother and sister, who
mourn a eon and brother, who-was always
kind and affectionate.
. . . . _
R,solved, That in testimony of respect
to his memory, we wear the usual badge
of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That the Honorable Court is
requested to order these resolutions to be
entered on the minutes of the Court, and
that the officers of this meeting are request
ed to transmit a copy of these resolutions
to the mother and sister of the deceased,
and that these resolutions and proceedings
he published in the daily papers of the city.
HOW Is THIS Poll " Elm ? "—Some two
weeks ago, we copied an item from the
Staunton Va.,) announcing
the arrival in that town of Recorder High,
of Lancaster county, and his counsel, T. J.
Davis, Esq., of this city, their business be
ing the arrest, on requisition, of one
.I. Wenger, of Augusta, charged with
the commission of a serious offence. Un
der the heading of " Two PennsylVallia
.Thieves," the Harrisonburg( \'a. Ode
ecisiccir(t/i thus gives its version of the at
We have been informed by "a reliable
gentleman" of the following neat lluanii
cial veep in this county. Two gentlemen
of Pennsylvania—one said to be a "jack
leg" lawyer—are credited with the follow
ing: A citizen of Augusta county, during
the war, is represented to have left his
• borne for the more congenial surroundings
• of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. The
gentleman was of loyal persuasion, of
course, and WILY warmly received in his
I new home. He had left the partner uf his
bosom here, and while in Pennsylvania
another usurped her place in his affections.
He fell, and iu consequence of the rigorous
laws of Pennsylvania on the subject 01 se
diction, he found out that he had commit
ted a felonious offence. Quito recently the
two gentlemen first referred to conic to Vir
ginia, armed with a requisition or the felon
who was again at his old home. Ile was
arrested and brought to within several
I miles of this place, to the house of his fifth
' cr. The Pennsylvanians, with a keen eye
I non the main chance, however, mein con
sultation, took $lO iu currency, and a well
secured note for $350 more, condoned the
felony, and discharged the prisoner. They
left here by the morning , train on Thurs..
day last, in haste Mr home.
We eoroniele these facts We 410
not intend that these larks shall get home
and give it out that they could•t tied their
man, or that Ku-Klux relieved Ills atter
Our i ul'urulatiuu!nay Hot bo exactly accu
rate in detail, but we suppose we have
given substantially the little.
NI is. ARNOl.lis FUNERAL—The funeral
or Mr. Thomas Arnold, who died so sud
denly on Saturday the 10th inst., took place
on Friday afternoon, and notwithstanding
a prevailing snow-storm was very largely
attended. Impressive religious services,
conducted by Rev. i;eorge Robinson, of
the Presbyterian Chtm•h, were had at the
late residence of deceased, after which the
remains were taken in charge by
Lancaster Commandery, Nu. 1:1, Knights
Templar. They numbered abort sixty
men, fully eqpipped, and under cm
rnand of M. E. CommandeDr. J. A. E.
Reed. A delegation of Cyrene Command
ery, of Columbia, was also in attendance,
besides which there were a large number
of carriages, containing the family and
relatives, while many other friends went
to the cemetery afoot. Ermantrout's Cor
net Band was at the head of the funeral
cortege, and on its way to the cemetery
played a solemn dirge. Arrived at the
grave, the usual impressive funeral servic
es of the order were observed, with the
evergreen tokens of remembrance and es
teem incident to such solemn occasions.
A VI DENT.—Last Thursday evening, as
Jonathan Stober and Benjamin Gerhart,
Jr., two young men residing in West Co
calico township, were returning home
from the protracted meeting at K ramers
ville, in a buggy drawn by a fractious
horse belonging to and driven by the
former, the horse became unmanageable
and ran away. The two young men were
both thrown out of the buggy. Stober,yra-s
badly bruised, and had the flesh torn from
both knees. Gerharthaviug been entangled
in the blankets and lines, was dragged
about '2O yards, sustaining various severe
bruises, and other internal injuries; he
was found lying in the road, enveloped in
the blankets, in an insensible condition.
Both young men were conveyed home,and
their injuries promptly attended to. The
horse continued on in his maddened career
rushing headlong down a steep hill near
the residence of Rev. Christian Secrist,
where he divested himself of the last of the
buggy and harness, and did not check his
course until ballad arrived at his owner's
barn. The buggy was completely demol
ished, the fragments being scattered along
the road lon a distance of half-a-mile.
Iluitoi.Anv.—The dwelling of Mr. John
Furry, residing near Drytown, Rapho
was entered on Friday, by a bur
glar and robbed of about F2fi. lie entered
at the back kitenen-door which he succeed
ed in opening by breaking the luck, and
proceeded to the sleeping room of Mr. Fur
ry. lle unlocked the desk containing the
money, when Mr. F. was awakened and
gave the alarm by crying, " The
burglar turned around and pointed a pistol
at h im, but tied upon hearing Mr. F's.
sons up-stairs. lie succeeded in getting
only about ••2.-5, although there was acon
Aiderable sum in another part of the desk.
lie was tracked in the snow to Drytown,
and Mr. F. went to Columbia iu the morn
ing and took out a search warrant and pro
ceeded an officer to the residence or
the suspected party. 'rho result of the
search we have not learned. Although
Mr. F. could not identify the burglar posi
tively, as he hail on a black mask, and did
not speak, he thinks lie cannot be mistaken
in the party. M r. Jacob Garber's dwelling,
also near DrytoWn, was entered about a
week ago, but nothing valuable was miss
ed by the family.
000 E K correspondent of the
.I..:,pnws says that on Sunday afternoon
Aaron Creamer, of Martinville, drove up
to the hotel of David Creamer, in Rawlins-
ville, hitching his horse to a post while hn
entered the house. He had not been in
the hotel very long when three young men
without permission) took possession of
horse and wagon and drove otr. They
drove along at a very rapid rate, finally
turning into a narrow lane, where
. 4he ve
hicle upset, throwing the horse against an
embankment and killing.him instantly.—
The men were spilled dot, but escaped
with torn clothes and a few scratches on
their persons.
Blt EA E-Dow N.— On Tuesday inerning,
the 14th inst., a break-down happened to a
southward bound coal train on the Read-
ing and Colunibia Railroad, near the bridge
across the Cocalico Creek, about midway
between Reametown Station and Ephrata,
caused by the breaking of an axle of one of
the cars. Four coal cars were demolished
and twelve others thrown off the track.—
The morning passenger train to Reading
was detained three hours by the accident.
A HAst;kuot's EXVLOSIVE.—About 3,000
pounds of nitro-glycerine is now laying on
the river shore between S. W. P. Boyd's
Saw Mill and Williamson's Point, which Is
to go to Safe Harbor. The agent who is
with it has been bunting for some person
to haul it; but every one is afraid to un
dertake it for fear some accident might hap
RUNAWAY ACCIDENT.—A few days ago
as Mr. Thomas Hambleton, of Drumure
township, was on his way to this city, his
horse took fright and ran into the woods,
breaking the carriage, and throwing Mr.
Hambleton out. He was severely injured,
and was taken to the house of Mr. Wiggins,
near by, and cared for. In the afternoon
he was sent to his home.
DEATH OF 1)I,D LAI/I.—Elizabeth
I,eininger died in Iteinholdsville on - the
lith inst., agiA !6 years and 25 days. She
was the mother of 11 children, 7 of whom
are living, and she leaves behind her 42
grand-children, 45 great-grand-children
and 1 great-great-grand-child. Previous
to her last illness she had never been sick
a day in her life, and only last Summer
worked all day iu the harvest-field.
inst., the cabinet factory of Edw. Ambler,
of Liberty Square, caught fife from a foul
chimney and it was with great difficulty
that the flames were subdued, and the prop
erty saved. Little damage wax done ex
cept that some of the furniture was defaced
by dirt, water, Ac.
FOUND DHAD.—A man named Joseph
Steve was found dead this morning, in a
shed attached to the , Litiz Springs Hotel.
A cortner'sjury was impanneled and, we
are informed, returned a verdict of death
from natural causes.
ACC! MINT.—On. Friday, December 15th,
while Wm. Ferguson, of Colerain town
ship, was assisting in loading an lee-wagon
his hand was struck by a large lump which
was thrown into the wagon, and so severe
ly injured that he has not_been able to use
it since.
S. H. Reynolds, Fain, David McMullen
was admitted to practice Law In the several
Court§ of Lancaster county. We are told
that his examination was one of the very
heat, and reflects great credit upon his in
dustry and talent.
years of age, son of Andrew Fisher, living
near Geiger's ore•bank, Providence town
ship, accidentally shot himself through the
hand while pinning on Saturday last. It
is feared tetanus may ensue.
stump land, In West Cocallco - township,
were sold at public sale, on the 21st inst.,
by Messrs. Mentzer and Becker, to Daniel
Hertzog, at $27 per acre.
WATERY POTATOKS.—ii. is said that wat
ery potatoes may be made as mealy as can
be desired by placing a piece of lime, the
size of a hen's egg, in the pot in which they
are boiled.
APPOINTED.—Major A. C. Iteinoebl, of
this city, was last week appointed,lby Gov.
Geary,-Deputy-Secretary of the Common
wealth, in place of J. M. Weakly, resigned.
FAIR IN BAINBRIDGE. — A grand fair and
festival will be held in the Town Hall at
Bainbridge, commencing on Monday, 25th
inst., and ending on the following Saturday.
Fon Throat Diseases and .4 IR , etions of the
Chest Brown's Bomehial Trochea," are of
value. For Coughs, Irritation of the Throat
caused by Cold, or Unusual Exertion of the
vocal Organs, In speaking In public, or Fling
ing, they produce beneficial results, TTS
COLLINS C0:0 CAST.—east. Swl Plows
only Fp each. For Information how to oht ,, lu
them xthlres , Collins ct Co., '212 Water Street,
New Yora. d2O-:tmw
- -
r •Lire or g,1 . 1.1. ithould use
s Anwily tie Liniment o oL tlie part with...nis
i and warm water, rub dry. 0011 a clean cloth,
ply the Liniment. rub in well with the band.
the rem le rw of the IsirittLx.iliwiii•en ever used
Parhon s Purgative: If not, w tiv no,
re the beist family ,physic, beishliiii being the
remedy there Ls in tlabi country.
Rune. Chapman, of Liberty. Maim, had a slid leg
bent at the km, limbered anti straightened ny the.iisti
. Anodyne Liniment.
The proprietors of Johnson's A nialyne Liniment.
s Pormdive Pills. ,and ,tieriditiC4 Cavalry
ilition !limiters. have polilisio , l a readable and
strimtivii pamphlet, which may he hail eti at the
SAT BatchelorN 11»tr Dye.----Thlot !dra
per!, Hair Dye is;the beat lo the wurld—pertectly
harmless, reliable and instaotaneuus: to, disappolo ,
oleo!: llO riolteill. us tints or tbutgreeehle odor. The
genuine Win. A. Bachelor's Hair Dye produces Ito.
dlately a splendid Black or natural Brown. leaves
the hair clean, putt. heautiot I does out cootato a par
ticle ut /4 . a.1 or ally injurious CI Pll/ pound. Sold by all
. I roggl t , Factory, iii 10IN
020 lykleod,hw
tiii-Jiili)loseie Sir James
.ale l'ills. Theseinvaluable Pills are unfailing itt the
ire of all those painful and dangerous Like/v...1i to
hich the female coustittillutt in stllljeil.
ate all I•XCWOW , nod remove all obstructions , hum
hatever cause.
TO tilt.) . are particularly
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ionthly period with regularity and although Very
wertol, coutalknotliing hurtful to the constitution
ti all ..naisi of Nervous. Lind Slll.Ol A tlectionn, Vain,
the Back will Limbs, Fatigue 011 slight exertion
:al l~ivati PII of the Heart, Ilysterles null Whiter, they
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cirrtilurs unwind each parkagegis , lull dir. , tio..
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tribution, throughout the Cadet! Stall, and
all cicilimel countries or the Western Hemisphere,
will be iinblislied about the lint of January, in the
ilernotn, French, Norwegian, Nt l elidi,
dish, Holland, Bohemian awl Spanish language,
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or health should road and ponder the valuable sug
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specialty ), 11l the Id tollcal College of Pennsylvania, I
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v,adtly by 111111(1. Are xplendlli for worsteds ivnl
limey work. 'l' . \ Ni Fl V K DIFFERENT h:1 NDO
Ilk' I Are very ewiy to manage, and not lia
ble hi get out ut order. #C' Every Fondly should
-v,• want an Agent In every Town to I n trod
••- ••- • ••
Sell 01,11. to/ W 11.7111 WV otr;.r'tiu.: most lllu In
XL'lll,l.. Sem! for our Cirtullar sod ,amplu Stock
g. A.l4lruss novl
Needles' Special Branch,
For the udjuntrneot of.
RUPTURE Ticthis.h...4,' ... llltAClN," 11 1.1.0
TIN Ulf'e for the same are conducted with akin and
ability. The duties pertaining to this line of treat
ment, made familiar, by many years of practical ex
perlence, wl n tang for Li it Departments the confidence.
and approbation of bent Ntielleal aothorltit,
TN' Er.t"r c00dn,t, , ,1 ProGmsiunally, by
xxdupislied FESI A LE I'll YSICIA N.
•. 11. Nh:EItLES, Phartnaodn,
~ \V. Cur. :131,1 Race Streetx,
13,11.0 t, s Ls,s.-otl the . ...Ist Inst., 1/3' RI'V.J.V
l,:ert, at Ills reAden. 1., It. F. Bishop. ;of Irrtmlore, t.
ary A. Wllson, nI er,,ltlencs township. It,.
Iwr,—T,l;lNtAN.- o rt the tall Inst., at thrColo.roat
ar,111:11,, Ito,. Win 0 , Iwo.n. Mr. Lewin 11. 1 . .•
rn and .111. v: .k rentblL Thorsno, It C 011,3111
I' ANN'' , - lit the Pall IH.L,aI Si r,sistens•
of Ilis• bri4t ' s parent, near I,orgt•Lown, I.aitca,ter
[ay, by Ito,. J. Aspril, M.. Joshua ' . Ps•itaock, of
(dotvlirilyttle,l•lle.ter cotintv. and Ml•s arY J• 0. , .
0,1 111 Alit' . 2.3 , 1 0101., 01 ort.liig •• Ho
R.., W. M Yost, .1
Warwt , ta 11.. 10 ary of We. Earl ,
II -I'l, Al. At
Ow name time .11111 In I lin
11r,,eory• W.'. Illler, of 1051 is,
Anna NI. Fr. y, oil \Varwwk twp.
SWAIM 1041 , 11. Al 111.. ,anit . 111 1•
11..11, Ily ..aine, Mr. ,:atituel nwarr, of
11,•10pti..1.1. Oils It. 1100011, of Manholut (WV.
M, -lA,: lit,' DILI, 01 PP1,111111!r,
s 114,d, by .m r. Henry' •.
to NI is,. 511,111 It. bolter, both of East Henlplle F
ILA I: 1 l11 'lneL, at
nowt, by Its,. NV. T.,,,hard, ?dr. \‘ ' llllittn 13ai1,..y1 .,
MI, Emma H ,
oops both of (11 , ,ter
NVINT IttAyriv,ltt.l o A Kit.' - 011
W.., T. s at ortiti4 11400., , r•
AlllO9 11. NVicaters, or Spntlg W ml ll9 Kale N.
Blottentierger. sit Marietta.
.lour. trt ,, t.. -On 11,0.2.1411. by 111,. A. If.
rytner, Pei, I:. Jols its to 1:.11e ltartol, butt, o
1.71.11 r. Thor,,
relatives awl friends of the fatifily are r.•
tidy Invited to al.ten , l the Innerul from the 1,31
~,111.111 law. Allan, Dellel, No. 11l North
Tliur ,, lav 'waning at w
A 191lr , I:1 tins alty. David Marti
of ',avid uud nu.all Adams, aged I year
WILL,. -Dec. 22'!. In this city. Iliram IL 4
1 ,. ..,1,•rtck It. and Augusta aged In year
111011th, and 4 days.
.SuN!".l,.-On ilta•ember I,ltb 1271. at 11 o'clis
yi Thomas Arnold. In the liity•thlrd year n! hLs
-On the . 11.1 , 1 Inst., In this city. Tiloina,
1.03),:.)11 , wth , ...... , and Annie Lyon:, aged 3 ye
Esintl, and 1 days.
- in, I , rulay, 11241, henry W. H ago
the :54th rear nf ins in,. •
ituuSuuss.- , in tut. 21st inst.. Martha Brett!•
whiny: of the late John A. itrenelnno. of
1 1, ,w,A..1. -Dec. 21st, 11, this city, Mrs. Ell.
Powell, In the slld year or her age.
\AI . II/04.-In this clic. Mrs. Stacy 11. Nuns
rid!, of the lute Charles Ili'auntan.
Philudelvtaln drain Markel
-11, DELHI to, Dec. 20.—During the Holi
day week, as usual, irode lu all clepartments
In drill, Price., uowever, are a IthOl.ll. material
Bark moves slowly at Saul per ton for N.. 1
ClOVerSeed Inquiet, With sales at DP 1a10!.!e
per 11,.
Tltnothy is nominal at $3 2543 50.
Flaxseed at I so. •
The Flour market Is dull, and only a few
hundred barrels sold in lots for borne con
sumers at 85 75(4575 for superfine; $4OOB 50 for
Extras; 87 2.5/97 50 for Wisconsin Extra Famll
ly; ,r."W 25 for Minnesota do do; 874751
for Penn a do do; and 87 75(8 75 for Fancy
Brands, as In quality: also 070 bbls Peun'a on
private terms.
Rye Flour steady at 85.
The demand for Wheat Is quite limited;
prices are weak; sales of Penn'a Red at 51 534
and Amber at SI 00.
Rye may be quoted :it ssr4 90e fur Pen n'a and
Corn attracts but little attention; sales of
3,000 bus New Yellow, part at 65m.,67e, and part
on private terms, and 2,11/0 bus New Western
High Mixed at 60,/;72c.
Vats are without essential change; sales of
White at .5://,51e, and Mixed at 50c.
In Barley nothing doing.
• Barley Malt ranges from $1 15 to SI ls'.
Whbkey ; Western iron-bound sold
at :file.
LANCWBTZIL. Pa., Dec. 26.
Jacob IL Lone„ Stock Broker, 10 N. Queen lit
14030 11:00 1230 1:30 Z . 30 'NV,
ti01d....,—.104',•„; 11.49:;,.1 Ms% nriA low, 110,',
Canton__ 711 70
W U 0100.. 69!;; 610,, , ,, 64% 011 ., ,:i
I.4,'ckslv' '25y., 25 , 4
P. Mall i .... r .
r.l!<, 8 3 41 53 '.. . 13 %41 53 7 r. -;!.;...:.
Adams ex 91.4 111 ,
Well's do. 56, .-.q
Am. d 0.... W,„ al , '
N Y Cent.. 9415' !iii, 94X SIN 91% JS! -.y
Do Seri p.... SS N-04 00974 1511% SUN, 90
Erle —.. :r.t.‘, 32 , ,i 32 , ,i 3250 32% :113,/,
Reading_ 55',.,1 53;:„ 1 , 5% 55t , ,, 55t4 55;‘,
fetch Cent. 113;4 , .
~ , ~..... ,
Do South_ 112',1 321; 32./. .r..,,,, ,r. 4.,; e.. 9.1
111. Cent-. 132
C. and P—lth.zi 1:18 11. ht., 1181 . les 1 1 13
N. West.... 047 , 6.9.4 445 , /, 6..' 66 8674
do p'fd... 89-., 8.4 f, BD7 S Sbri strx hip,.4
Rock Is 1.-106,,, 1117 S, 107 397. 11:rv, 11.17 1 4
a- .51 541,,, 54% :AA 54. y. 5,,
Pre'fd... 78 78!,y 78).!, r 9 79 714
Wabash ... 619 X 7ut, 71 7004
Do - FTerd. SO) 85
FV:Vayne. 84,,:i 7 28'.9 8814 183 ' , 811 .1 A
0. and M.. 4474 44 44;4 44 3/ 94' 499,i
UPacific,- 'a 720% D% 28 28 zsx
Do Ptat'd and Ali .. „.
o ..,... 118 k: ~.
8,11 and E 2%
• - 1
...4 .... Rh.
.1t iilk V 1.1 t 860.. 13ANKLA,
reran, . 4 - - . 57 3 /,
Ptill'a a.ii Filr-1e...—...-................-... 24,4
New U. S. 514 1681 -.11.6%@109
O. 8. akJ 1881 ................ ............- ... ........... 1 1 1 17 :; 1 : 54,0 V:
" 5-'6) 184 i - -..109,4411W
1612 en. 11441 109
1694 - 101/14109 . }.;
1866 __De , (4111 1 ‘',"
11165, now.
Ito3B 114 5 011 5 / 4
• 109 (6.109‘.,
._.114V 4 4 11 C 4
Gold ...
Union Paolrla It. Hy let Bonds.
(]antral Pacific B.
Union Paull].) Land Grant Bond.
Ewneanter Household Market..
This, being the last market before qlrilit alaa.
was largely attended by both sellers and buy
ers, the :muter having with them large e
gum ,
Mora all kinds of marketing,for th most. of
which they hound ready tmle at good prices.—
Poultry of all kinds was particularly abund
ant, but at the close of the market there was
little left on hand except some extra large
turkeys,. were held at from .1.1:0 to $.l
The following are the average prices asked
and obtained on market •
Apples half-peek.—
Apple Butter It crock..
Butter to
Beets V bunch
Beef, treNh, V lb
Beef, corned, V tb
front .mart 're
Celery - 0
Cabbage p he ad
Chtekens—llve pair
do --dreased p pine
Chest nuts
Corn In the ear
. killed...7' ll'
I '
- 0 lb
ks alive 1 , pair.. •
katakti.all , pieta
Eggs 1 , di /7,11
Elsh—Ft•ls gml Calash 1-
Hatulny..r. yt
HAMS r th
1-10111,111 adv IA 111111 p.
Lard It.
Mutton 14 11 - .
Out r hag 3 bushel
l)11101Is hall pee 1..... .....
hall-perk. ...
by the quarter r In
LLI billotlltlern - IA Lb....
'LLILLILLesI 4 hall.peck
Tel Mark s
Lamb lb
Soup Bemis - 0 mm.rl..
Turnips 14 Mtlbpvelt.
Turkeys plea, ......
Vetl.l " E + In
H ictiEsT rutt . Es PAID r•on
A 1..1 0 It . 1.0 N i; /s I. It
N" . I" sTREET, ut•KrAt
i,h.,EsrATE OF
l'o JEßE lentlnsiiAii
P. sw:tutl NVIfo, 1.1 tow
f oloritln trovoshlp. ay. by ti , ed br
Ottro h d . lINr
bit.ll day of 1/1.:
:MIIKIt. 111141 Ir.oodorrell
•••1:110 hilhe 1111.11, 1 40“Iti.
I. ..I Ibo orodubas 1)1 !be ',mod Jolt
lII.Y • ...Ll.'
oldoblo.l 111 ullil io.Rignor.
onolornigned ,Y 11.11.1111 .11'loy2
bill clamp. loostioli. Litton. ICI
NIVEL. M. SW 15111 , ..F.,
I pIIS it. S\\•1811 Elt,
.I.ling 111 kI. wood, I.atowitor I.
0 lii i 1111.0 lest 11111 , 111 MS htlitOWlVi s
any Patent Mettleill ,, , those wllll.ll come, tin
snlielted , crin Plug:4kt , , are the Mr o nl: o,, t
evide,,,,, or IN popularlty. cxanilnattnn
of our lei ter ilk , will show I hat 110 e followlnA
Ix only 11 falr.amldenf what. 100 receive alinnst
“. DA NV I 1.1. K. DO, IN, IE7I.
'ME,iII-1. 11 ii. H. 11. 11A 111,11 A ,k pi..-1;e/In e•
-1110 111 , 1, evidenceof Lite virtue of any
.Lent Mettlet ne I Mal to be that, when onve
uncd. It In Sir Itg/1111 and again. I 1111A 0
flatly customers who, I believe, would as soon
keep house without bread tfutl 1,111 ter lin \VIII,
M ISE LEH' , 11511111111 / . 1 4/1/10,•,•4” • I
'En all the .•111, Pvib•orl 31 ettt, rt r, and I have
Mlle it full bite ot all the filtlerent kind. now
.fore the public.
" Please SIIIILI 110 Itlllllll, 11) your p. -
I'4ololl wrapp l ers. I eau lis t, thetti to eat
,utual advantage.
Very respeet
I% .1. tll IiEN I1ElL(1,"
full ESTATES. A/ C .
Estates will be presented for vonllnnat lon tat
Wm. Von Nletlit's Assigned Estate, E llll
llngfelt, et. al., Assignees.
Henry F. Llost•s Assigned Eslttte, Henry
Adam Frey's Assigned Estate, Witmer,
Jacob B. arlrley's Assigned Estate, Jain. ,
H. Wilson, Assignee.
Henry K relder's Assigned Estate, Daniel It.
Hess, Assignee.
Alex. Morrison's Assigned Estate, W. N.
Galbraith, Assignee.
Daniel Erb's Jrust Estate, Himmel Eberly,
Magdalena Kelmnerer's TrUst Estate, 11. 11.
Heise, Trustee.
Miller & Elena' Estate. A. It. Mlllrr, Iteeeiver.
.lames - Reilly, Sr,, James Reilly, Jr. and
George Rellly's assigmsl ystale, nenjamln
rMarely and Miehael Asshreeys,
Jaeoh Bucher. assigned estate, Cyl 11,1 Attain.
• 1 . 1
d2l;- w. - ,2
roth'y. °Mee, I.a ti. Dee
AMILL PILOPERTY.--, Tuesday, Jam,.
ary ltilh, 1472, the undersign...l, aselsitlet , ot
Levi M. Zit tinterman .arid wife,'wil I sell by
piddle sale, on the premises, the following de
scribed valuable real estate of the assignors.
vie.: A tract of limestone land ...attaining
more or less, situate In Earl township, Lan
aster county, 1,11 the Ilarrisborg and
Downingtown turnpike, about 2 miles north
own, miles northwest tti
Blue Ball Hotel and tittles from Ephrata oi.
the Rending toll Columbia 'Railroad. adjoin
ing lands of John B. Sensetilg, ISt Weite
er, kestate ol Henry M. Masser, dead. and
tatters. improvements are a good two
story brick dwelling house, with basement
kitchen, a stable, env rlitge-honse, ling-sly and
other out-buildings. Also, a substantial
Three and a I lull-Story Stone ....Ist and Ale,
chant Mlll, by 12 feet, runnoig ',airs ot
Burrs and I pair . of Stones, propelled
by a Never-lulling sitreain of Water, baying a
Mani 11.11.1 fall of is heel. The mill Is 1
letltnrd,•f anti repair, the entire Interior and
Maeltinery having been n. it hi n It..
rdrrr is a ihriVillg yoong )'chard of choice
Fruit Trees, emisisting of Aplilin, Pears,
PC/If•i11,. tt , •., and also a variety of line linane
Vlnest on the, premises, and a never-falling
W ell of good wider with pomp therein, !lent
the dour Of the dwelling .
This MIII has always had a large 1 1111 of
tom work, and tieing satiated in a thiekly set-'
tied and wealthy grill a growing district,
makes IL a must deslrahle property. Coin—
illent tll ellorolles.sellools, stores..l.,r.
Persons wlslont; IS VSII.IIIIIIO !Ile I,ropeily
before Ito, sale will pleas.• I I I 1111 ',VI NI. Zi I/I
wrtErm, t
Terl.lo will Iry Itmdo• m4y.
7,111.• lto v"rnmetwe la 1 "•(.1,),•), v. NI., •11 si , ul;)o
,sis,•1114•111, will be 111141.• knnwn I.y
.1(01 N If. ZINIMEIiSiAN.'
N1.%14.1 IN 41'A I
Nu. I.l.Ne;l)ivrii Ij , UI.EN sTitEET,
AE1.11,111014 ASSesSoCA 011i , •o n Ver Drug Stole of
John F. 1.015) & son.
CATION. to II IftlAw
December i, Is7l. f
An Election for Thirteen Inrectors of this
to serve during the ensuing year,
will be held at the Banking House in the Clly
of Lamaater, on TUE4DA V. the 91.11 day of
JAN CAtI.Y, 1572, between the hours of elevt
O'CIOCk, A. M., and 2 o'clock, P. M.
do 13 3tw 91 . W. L. PEIPER, Cuahler:
An Election for Nine Direetors of said Com
pany, to serve during tile ensuing year will be
held at the a 'nice of the Company, at Williams
town, on the Second Tuesday, the Ali of JAN
ARY next, between the honre of to anil
o'clock. NATIIA N IEI. til.A N . MAKER,
rean., —Letters of Adrulnistratkou on the
estate 01 kslfrled Eberle, late of Lancaster
City, Pa., leceasod, having heel. granted to
Barbara Catlin, reSnling in said city, all
persons indebted to said estate are request
ed to make payment., and those having manes
or demands will make known the same with
out delay to ISARBAKA CAMM%
deG2O-titw'it Admlnlstratrlx.
The Conunittee appointed under a resolution
passed by the Directors present irt the Teach
ers' Institute, on Thursday, November 22d,
DM, invite the Directors of the City and Coun
ty of Lancaster to meet In the Court House, on
TUESDAY, JAN UARY 9th, 1572, at le o'clock
In the forenoon, for the purpose of COUPUI , L,
Lion and discussion on all subjects calculated
to improve the condition of the Schools.
A full attendance Is desirable. Tue follow
ing may be mentioned as probable matters for
consideration-4o doubt many others of im
portance may be suggested .
What provision Mlold be made for supervi
sion of Schools?
Row should Teachers services be estimated,
and their salary determined?
ROW can uniformity of Text beaks be se
What changes should be made In the School
U. G W
E. ,
eci&oawtsw JOHN. W. JACKSON.
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