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iUBLISHED WEEKLY IN THE CITY OF READING, BEMS COUNTY, PA.---TERMS: $1,50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
J. LAWRENCE GETZ, EDITOR]
TITBLISICED EVJRY SATURDAY MORNING
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juiaing the Farmers' Bank of Reading.
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ransient advertisers for all matters not rebating strictly
t u their business.
PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Executed in a euperier rummer, at the very lowest prices.
Off assortment of Jon 'Frew is large and fashionable, and
oar Work speaks for 110011.
BLANKS OF ALL KINDS,
inelndinp PA ILCHMILNIT :end PAYER DEEDS, MORTAJLOES,
FONDS, ARTICLE S
BLANK., kOF AOSEEMEN ;
ustancty for AS and a variety of
JCSTIOSii- ept sale, co or prinked ko
ANDREW M. BALLADE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Ara Sew Jersey Avenue, Washington, D C.
ghT• Prompt attention will be given to all basiness in
the ,uprertio Court, Court of Claims, Patent 011iee, War
and Navy Departments. [nos 25-tf
OFFERS HIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
to lhe citizens of Houdin; and vicinity. He can be
consulted in 001111111 and English. Office and residence,
441 Penn street. adjoining the Farmers' Bank.
October 31, 1363-Ir,
JESSE G. HAWLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
HAS REMOVED HIS OFFICE TO NORTH
Sixth Street, opposite the Keystone House, Beading.
Apiii 11, ISGS-te
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
QFFICE WITH A. B. WANNER, NORTH
Sixth Street, (above the Court Hou.e,) Reading, Pc.
ebruary 2.1.1363-1 y
WILLIAM. H. LIVINGOOO, ATTORNEY AT
VT LAW, has removed his aloe tothe north side of
Court street first door below Sixth. Nee 21-of
ATTORNEY AT LAW—HAS REMOVED HIS
Dace to the 01Ice lately occupied by the Hon. David
_ onion, decensed, in Sixth street, opposite the Court
Haase. [null. 14
ATTORNEY AT LAW—OFFICE IN NORTH
Sixth street. corner of Coast alley. Dag IS-1y
Forelgit and Dernristto DRY GOODS, No. 65' East
Pa= street•, Reading, Pa. (Sarah 10,1880.
LEBANON VALLEY INSTITUTE,
ARNYILLEr LEBANON COUNTY, PA.
ASELECT BOARDING SCROOL.—COURSE
or Distraction ;berme' and complete—number of
card ers limited. Vacating In September and October.
Expenses per quarter $35. For Circulars and information,
Match 7-tf] W. 3. BURNSIDE, imagine, Pa
United States Bounty, Back Pay and
COURT S TRATt r, REAR SIXTH.
ITAVING BEEN ENGAGED IN COLLECT-
I ing claims against the Government, I feel confident
that all who have heretofore employed me will cheerfully
endorse my promptness and fidelity. My charges are
moderateand no charge made until obtained.
WILLIAM FL LIVINGOOD,
oct IS-ta Attorney at Law, Court St., Reading, Pa.
CAN NOW OBTAIN THEIR $lOO BOUNTY
from the U. S. ooverament, by application to
ABNER K. STAUFFER,
Much 7—U] ffeffection Omee, Court Street, Reading.
ASA M. SART,
(Late Kart 14 , EL a. 72 4 ,,)
PBALER IN FOREIGN AND AMERICAN
DRY GOODS, CARPBTINOS, &c., Wholesale and fie
at Philadelphia priced. blip et the Golden Bee Hive s
Bo 14 East Nun square. (pril 17—tt
P. Bushong & Sone,
yneANUFACTURERS OF BURNLNOFLUID,
Absolute, Deodorized and Druggists' Alcohol; also,
i Oil, which they will sell et the lowest Wholesale
price'', at Reading, Pa.
4ir Orders respectfully solicited
Q. M. M/LTAR, M. D.,
Eclectic Physician and surgeon,
A GRADUATE OF THE ECLECTIC MEDl
nt_eal College Philadelphia, offers bie professional ser
vices to the citizens of Hamburg and vicinity. Painful
Barone' operations, each us totting Urnlron and Dlelonaed
amputations, Cutting Cancers, Tumors, as., will
be performed under the influence of Ether, at the consent
of the patient.
r 4. •-• office at tie residence In Bain street, Hamburg, Pa
may 9, 1563-tf
DR: T. YARDLEY BROWN,
GRADUAT EGF PENNSYLVANIA
_ Dental College. Teeth extracted by Fran
""l Fig. pr ß o l v ac e tr menl. W 4 t i l t c h C irs 112 ' t U eet k ar e' e a
im extracted With ranch less pain than the usual way. No
extra charge. Mice in Fifth street, opposite the Presbyte-
AND PENSION CLAIMS
PROMPTLY ATTRNDED TO BY
A. H. STAIIEW.EIII.,
Attorney at Lan., Office In Court Salsas
APPLICATIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED
30-tn IL SHEARER, Attorney at Law,
stay Once In Court Street, Readtog.
J. WLS7 DZIZZIMAS,
Sign, House and Wall Painter,
No_ 10 FORTH FOURTH fiTREHT,
N. B.—GRAINING, GLAZING, BRONZING
Gilding on Gloss and China, Glossing, dm
1 Work in the country promptly attended to,
Aoioonber 14,1063-6 m
F. P. HELLER,
AND DEALER IN
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
POONS, SPECTACLES. GOLD PENS, &0.,
Siga of the it BIG WATCH," No. 633 i East Penn
eet. above Siath, north shie, Reading, Pa.
lar Every article warranted to be what it is sold for
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, U., repaired with particular
attention, and guaranteed. Mb 1-0
FOR SALE AT THE OLD JAIL, THE 0110 W
ebt variety of Bar and Hotel. Glass, China and Queens•
Ware furniture ever offered in Betdtag•
BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL,
iriTESTABLISHED AS A RIaVGE FROM QUACKERY.
The Only Place Where a Cure Can be
JOHNSTON HAS DISCOVERED THE
most Certain, Speedy and only Effectual Remedy in
the 'World for all Private Diseases, Weakness of the hack
or Limbo, Strictures, Affections of the Kidneys sod Blad
der, Invountary Discharges, ',opulency, General Debility,
Nervousness, Dyspepsia, Languor, Luw Spittle, Colde
r-lon, of Id-as, 'Palpitation of the Heart, Tlmidiia, Tremb
ling. Dimness of Sight or Giddiness, D.sease of the [lead,
Thrynt, Nose or bkin, Affections of the Liver, Longs,
Stomach or Bowels—those Terrible Disorders arising Goo
the Solitary HaVite of tooth—those eeetter and solitary
practice. more fatal to their victims than the song of Syrette
to the Mariner. of Pipes, blightieg their most brilliant
hopes or anticipations, rendering marriage, die., impossible.
Yuan . * =rum
Especially, who have become the victims of Solitary Vice,
that dreadful and d, siructive halt which annually sweep
to en untimely grave thousands of Young Men of the most
exalted talents and brilliant intellect, who might other
wise have entranced listening Senates, with the thunders
of eloquence or Waked to ecstasy the living lyre, may call
With fall confidence.
Married Persons, or 'Young Men contemplating mar
-lisp. being SWIM of-Osaka weaktieais, organic debility,
deformities speedily mired.
He who places himself under the care of Dr. J. may
religiously confide in his honor as a gentleman, and con-
Adantly rely upon his skill as a physician.
Immediately eared and Pell Vigor Mastered.
Thle Distressing Affection—which renders Life and Mar
riage impossible—le the penalty paid by the victims of im
proper indulgences. Young persons are too apt to commit
ed, not being aware of the dreadful conse
quences th may online. Now, who that understand the
imbject will pretend to deny that the power of procrea
tion is lost sooner by those falling lido Improper habits
than by the prudent ? Besides being deprived of the pleas
, ore of healthy offspring the most serious and destructive
symptoms to ooth body and mind arise. The system be
' comes Deranged, the Physical and Mental Functions
Weakened, Loss of Procreative Poorer, Nervous Irritabil
ity, Dyspep4a, Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion, Con
etitutional Debility. a wasting of the Frame, Cough, Con
sumption, Decay and Death.
*goo, w south Igtedariek Street.
Lett hand aide going from ealtimoce street, a Pew doors
from the corner. Fail not to observe name and number.
Letters most be paid end contain a Mauy. The Doctor's
Diploma bangs in hie office.
GUAM WlltifilLAN l EMZI
'l l VITO mots.
Nercury or .:Vauseous Drugs.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, Grad
uate from one of the most eminent Cclleges in the Waited
States, and the greater part of whore life has been spent
in the hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
where, has °darted tante of the most astonishing cares
that were ever known; many troubled with ringing in
the head and ears when asleep, great nervousness. being
alarmed at sudden sounds, bashfulnese, with frequent
blushing, attended sometime with derangement of
were cured immediately.
Dr..l. addresses all those who have injured themselves
by improper indulgence and solitary habits, which ruin
both body and mind, unfitting them fur either business,
mody, maimy or marriage.
Tunas are some of the sod and melancholy effects pro
dosed by early habits of youth, clo Weakness of the
Back and Limbs, Pains in the Head, Dimas.. of Sight,
Loss of Alsacelar Pate-r, Palpitation of the Heart, Dys•
popsia, Nervous Irritability, Derangement of the Digestive
Functions, General Debility. Symptoms of Coosa piiint,kc.
AlEtrram.v.—The fearful effects on the mind are much to
be dreaded—Lem of Memory, Confusion of Ideas, liepren-
MOOS of Spirits, Sill Forbodings, Aversion to Society, Self-
Distrust, Love of Solitude, Timidity, nc., are eons of the
THOOSANDs of persons of all ages can now judge what
is the cause of their declining health, losing their vigor,
becoming weak, pale, nervous and emaciated, having a
angular appearance about the eyes, cough and symptoms
Who have injured themselves by a certain practice indul
ged in when alone, a habit frequently learned from evil
companions, or at school, the effects of which are nightly
felt, even when asleep, and if not cured readers marriage
impossible, and destroys both mind and body, should ap
What a pity that a young man, the hope of his country.
the darling of his parents, should be snatched from all
;impacts and enjoyments of life, by the consequence of
deslating.fron4helial. andbladAlginifiir &ors
twin secret habit. Such persona e- Hum Were coutemplat-
redeek theta earned mind and body are the mist necessary
regulates to promote connubial happiness. Indeed, with
out these the journey through life becomes a weary pit•
grimage; the prospect hourly darken. to the view; the
mind becomes ehadowta with deepair and filled with the
melancholy reflection that the happiness of another be
comes blighted with our own.
DISEASE OP ISIPILUDESICE.
When the misguided end ;Imprudent votary of pleaenre
nude that he has imbibed the seeds of this painful disease,
it too often happens that an lit-timed sense of shame, or
dread of discovery, deters him trots, applying iodates Who,
from education and respectability, can alone befriend him,
delaying till the constitutional my mptome of this horrid
diseate make their appearance, such as ulcerated sore
throat, diseased nose, nocturnal pains in the bead and
limbs, dimness of sight, deafness, nodes on the shimbones
and arms, blotches on the bead, face and extremities, pro
gressing with frightful rapidity, till at last the palate of
the mouth or the bones of the rose fall in, and the victim
of this awful disease becomes a horrid object of commis
eration, till death puts a period to his dreadful sufferings,
by sending him to "that Undiscovered Country from
whence no traveller returns."
It lea taelanchuly fact that thousands fall victims to
thie terrible disease, owing to the unskillfulness of ignor
ant pretenders, who, by the use of that .1/stuffy P0i2.4,
Mercury. ruin the constitution and make the residue o
Trust not your lives, or health, to the care of many Un
learned and worthless Pretenders, destitute of knowledge,
name or character, who copy Or. Johnston's advertise.
meets, or style themselves, in the newspapers, regularly
Edoctand Phyniclana, Incapable of cartßit, they keep Yeu
trilling month after Month taking their filthy and poivon
one compounds, or an long an the exualleet the can be ob
tained, and in devpair. leave yen with reined health to
sigh over your own gelling disappointment.
be. Jekeetee ie the only Phydelan advertising.
His credentials or diplomas always hang in his office.
His remedies or treatment are unknown to all tubers,
prepared from a life spent in the great hospital., of Europe,
the liedt in the country and a more extensive Private
Practice than any other Physician in the world.
zrarroaszrararr or VELE
The many thousandc cured at thin Institution year after
year, and the unmerone important Surgical Operatlone
Perterined by Dr. Jobncton witnemed by the reporter" of
the One," -.Clipper." nod many other paper% notices of
watch have appeared again and again before the public,
beiddee his 'Minding as a gentleman of ebaracter and re•
aponeibihry, ice eufficietit guarantee to the afflicted.
Skin Diseases Speedily Cured.
Ai--.o lettere received olateen pow-pe.ta and contelning
a tramp to be 'wed on the reply. Pereoue writing kbould
state age, and send portion of advertisement describing
MORN M 3111711ENSTOM
Of the lialtimme Lock Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
WILLIAM?! PENN HOUSE,
CORNER OP PENN AND TENTH STS.,
BIERTOLETTE GRANT, Proprietor.
THIS HUH BEING A LICENSED TAVERN,
the best of Liquors are kept at the Bar, and as good
a table as any ether Flotel In the county. Accommoda
tions for Boarders and Travellers. Charges reasonable.
Of Loath from 9to 11 o'clock, daily. Rune 6-if
GET THE BEST!
THE HOLY BIBLE-HARDING'S EDI
TIONS. Family, Pulpit end Pocket BIBLES,in beau
tiful styles or Turkey morocco and antique bindings. A
new adilloo,arrauged fur photegraphlc pormMts of imajnop,
wm. w. H ARDISO, Fublisber,
nee 25] 326 Chestnut Street, below Fourth. nue.
A BEAUTIFUL ASSORTMENT OF
A ?iEW AND ELEGANT ARTICLE FOR
MAI _A.. 7ZO M 1 0%7' 3EL ,
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE BY
JAMESON & CO.,
CORNER 9x. SIXTH AND PENN STS.
500 New Shape Hoop Skirts,
OF THE BEST QUALITY, JUST OPENED
and for t*.16.11. law Detect.
FOR SALE AT TUE OLD JAIL, 200 WHIET
granite Tea Rette et the vevreniatyle.
Y-lOP. SALE AT THE OLD JAIL, 300 GRANITE
Dinner Setts or the newest styl e .
OR SALE AT THE OLD JAIL, 1000 SETS
yaOR SALE AT THE OLD JAIL, THE L.A.RG
eet assortment of Liverpool Ware ever offered in
T"OR SALE AT THE OLD JAIL, A LARGE
11 .oeortment of nutabnrgh, Boeton and Prenot Clam.
ware of every description.
VOR SALE AT THE OLD JAIL, 60 BARRELS
.112 Mackerel at - Philadelphia urine&
marsh mi . 'WILLIAM RHOADS, Jr.
FINE GROCERIES, PROVISIONS,
PAMMILVES, raurzo, &c., &c.,
PENN STREET, ABOVE SIXTH,
WE WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE
attention of the citizens of Reading and vicinity, to
ear large stock of Fine Groceries, comprising in part the
following, to wit.:
IWATIMAL plums, IN SYRUPS.
FRESH CANNED PEACHES,
FRESH PINE APPLE.
SUPERIOR FRESH TOMATOES,
FRESH GREEN CORN.
WINSLOW'S PATENT GREENCORN.
Mao, the followieg, put up In glace jure
JELLIES, put up In glass tumblers:
DOMESTIC DRIED FRUITS:
Apples, Bow-York State Plums.
l'escbes, Black Berries,
PECHVES, &c. t
Plain and Mixad PICKLES, lit Rim jars. Also, by the
dozen or less.
Extra Tomato Catsup,
Prepared French Mnslard,
Barnett's Superior Extract of Vanilla,
lattett'a Superior Extract of Lemon,
Leavitt's Extract of Almond,
Le.tvitt's Extract of Rome.
Richard,,' Liquid Rennet,
&Bence Lemon, Cinnamon, Sc
Levering's Extra Syrup; Sugar House Syrup; New
York Syrup; Southwark syrup.
Brown and Relined Sugars of all qualities and prices
Java, Rto,Wheat and Rye Coffee; Army Coffee ; Atmore's
Coffee ; lffiddleton's Java and Middleton's Dandelion Cor
tes; Miles' Sam Coffee; Superior Santo Coffee,
Imperial, Young Upon, and Superior Black Teas.
Baker'. Chocolate, Baker's Cocoa, Baker's Brow..
Oswego Corn Starch,
Rich Mild ()tweet',
New City Sugar Cured Ham,
Shoulders and Flitch._
New No. 1, 2 and k serel, •
Herring and Codfish,
Sail Fitielieifld .Haw Maas Shad .Ws tiaekere,
Ginger Swipe and Almond Cakes,
New Hominy and Deans, . .
Pearl Dailey, Rice Flour and Rice,
&donee Coffee and Silicon,
Sweet Cider, Pure Cider Vinegar and Patent Vinegar.
Sperm, Adamantine and Tallow Candler,
Non-explosive Coal OH,
Marseilles Castile Soap,
Variegated, Windsor and Honey Soap.
Linen, Detersive. Oleine, Olive and llome•mada Soap,
Sliver Oboe Starch, Pearl Starch,. .
Alden's Alkali for Soap making,
Excelsior Stove Polish, Indigo Blue,
Canary and llemp Seed,
Saleratne, Baking Bode, Arnmea, Cream Tartar,
Wall, Scrub, Sweeping, Dusting, Stove and Shoe Brushes
Broomn and Whisk.,
Wiodi Boards and Buckets,
Tylog and Wiek lists,
Woolen Yarn and Cotton Rolle,
Hazard's Congress Paste Shoe Blacking,
Nottail's Nonpareil Shoe Blacking,
Pure and fresh Spleen of all kinds.
$ Give on a call, at No. 604 Penn Street, above etb
nor 21] r tr.A 'GK. B. FICIATIIORN.
OF COLUMBIA, LANCASTER COUNTY, PA.
r r HIS COMPANY CONTINUES TO INSURE
Buildings, iderebandize, and other property, against
lose and damage by lire, on the mutual plan, either for •
cash premium or premium note
The large anti increasing coital of the Company, con-
Meting of premium Dotes given by its members, and based
Insured on the mutual plan, affords a reliable guarantee
equal to ten times the overage loPa on the arnountioenred:
and the Directors pledge themselves to deal as liberally
wt h those who may suatain loss or damage as the case
wilt admit of, conth.tent with justice to all parties con
Amount of Premium Notes, $155,620 49
Balance of Cash Premiums naeapend•
ed, January lot, 1862, $1,668 67
Cash receipts during the year 1862,
len 6017/liiis*AN, 6,781 47
Cash receipts in January, 1503, ore SO
Losses and Expenses paid daring the •
year 1882, 8,329 73
Balance unexpended, Feb. 94, 1.883, 3,1118 11
A. R. GREEN, Preeident
MICHAEL S. SHUMAN - , Treasurer.
R. T. RTON, EPHRAIM HERSHEY,
ABRAHAM BRUNEI., MICHAEL 11. MOORS,
JOHN ffENPV.IOIII GEORGE YOUNG, Jr..,
H. G. MINIM, NICIIOLit:3 NcOONALD,
SAMUEL F. EBEELEIN, AMOS B. GREEN,
. . .
Arai- PHILIP BIEBER. Ninth and Pen o vireett, Reading,
in the Agent for the above-named Company, and will take
risks to city and country at tbo lowest rattio,
Alpe 13, 1563-Outov
A SPLYNDID STEEL PLATE MEZZOTINT ENGRAVING OF
Major-General George B. McClellan,
ON THE BATTLE FIELD OF ANTIETAM
Size of Pktere, 1.03,4 by '24 inches.
TINHE ORIGINAL PAINTING WAS MADE
1„ from life, to order of the publielter, by the celebrated
Artist, C Schossele, Srq., (who is the only one the General
ever eat to.) It reprceente hint o no I
Daniel w e bA er , ot r apnicd to him bp the eilfzen.s. of Cin
cinnati,) taking an observation of the hold, in the latter
part of the day, as the Rebels were falling hack. In the
foreground are seen the desolations of the battle—broken
gum, einattired trees, kn. In the distance, amount the
melte eu;j dust, are staff officers, artillery, cavalry and
infentry. The whole picture its an admirable computation,.
and diaplaye the rare ; tennis of the Artist.
Price of the Engraving, Single copy, $3 00
Three 0 0
g opies, 5 O9 3 To MANG
Sent by mail. peet.paid.
Persons acting an Agents and ordering one copy at three
dollar'', can have eubsepierd ones at two dollar, each.
Travallinu Ganvesaem ordering lanslY, Will be supplied en
liberal terms. Addrem
JOIN DAINTY, I 1-tlO/1 ITTAN 01:S TO
Publisher. 17 South Sixth St., Philada.
E I NOLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, &e.
Mr. Bradbury's New Music Book, LETTERS of CREDIT find DRAirrs, payable in nay
66 T EE KEY NOTE," A NEW COLLECTION pat tof Coat Britain, and Irloati, or the cortriNENT
of Church and Singing Music, by W. B: Brum,of Europe, can always be obtained at the lowest rates: au
ry a is reedy at last, and the pnbllshars believe will well eXperieuce of over twenty-live years bee err bled tat to,
repay the MIRY Slatting Schools and Obeire which have : perfect this branch of our Itelne,, .othat the nallione
been waiting for it. Some indication of Mr . Bradbury's et dotter. remitted tlrougb cc, nut ge single Matt has or.
popularity as an author is afforded In the fact that the ! carted.
whole of the first editi to of ten tbourand coulee of this new 1 Parana in the COUNTRY. wishi i; 1 , remit MONEY or
book were ordered in adranoc qf poblication. Other i send for their FRIENDS. by incloAug no the amount they
editions will follow immediately. One hundred pages are i with coot, with the llama and address of the person to
devoted to the Manicotti of MESA. With a great amount of 1 'metre it—or, if for Sewage, tbo names, ages and proper
new hinging School Music, and nearly three hundred pence I address of the parties to IA cent fur—the nocerrary Cram.
to sacred Mode, as times of all metres, Anthems, Chants, . mays or Innen' will be promptly forwarded to the parties
and other eat pieces, mostly . new. The work in printed • for whom it is Intended, or returned to the party paying
throughout from large plain type, one part on a scoff. i the money, with the Receipt for same, ay they may desire.
Pelee, par darn, $lO A single copy to goy teacher, for Sir APPllffiithe for information will please encloses Poet
examination. by mail, postpaid, fur 41. Addrees Mason office Stamp, to enenre prompt reply. • ,
k Hamlin, 274 %Abington St., Boston, or I Air Yor further particulars apply to
MASON BILOTSIGES, Publishers, WILLIAM SEELY,
6 and 7 Mercer St., htetr.llork. • AO7. 7, 111634f3 Seward's Express, Leading, Pa
A. M HART,
East Market Square.
deo 6-3 t)
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEN
01 ve 031.
MICHAEL S. SHUMAN
483 PENN STREET, READING,
urnssi reAREETE SQUARE.
THE NEW YORK
DRY GOODS STORE.
Ti the Parcbalers of
SRS lOr C:110 4C, 3Z/ fa .
Our valuable stock
AT REDUCED PRICES,
DI order, Re nearly as possible,
TO EFFECT A 'CLEARANCE
In a limited period, or
BY TUE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY NEXT,
And Lave marked down
Dress Goods from 10 to 25 per Cent.
CLOTHS AND PANTALOON STUFFS,
15 to 25 per gent
LADIES' CLOAKS AND COATS,
15 18 . 25 per ant
Shawls, Long and Square, reduced one quarter
200 colored do. at ball their value.
WOOL NOSE AND new ROSE,
Ai half price
FLANNELS REDUCED 20 PER CENT
Linen and Cambric Handkerchiefs at lees than
QUILTS, COUNTERPANES, &c., &c.,
The GOODS are of the best fabrics and
And need only an examination by the intelligent public
to Patisfy theta of their worth and the great advantages
On account of extensive bashing transactions la New-
York, the proprietor In unable to continuo blo peraonal so
pervision of the Heading concern. Any merchant wishing
to obtain a first class locution and enjoy the privilege of
the prestige or the New York Dry Goods Store. will find
this a rare chance to get a valuable Business beration eta
deo 6) CELILGLES G. 11008.
%VDT. W. BA2I.IDING,
MANUFACTURER OF PIJOTOGRAPHIC
ALBUMS. For sale Wholesale and Retail.
Photographic Albums Photographic
The largestaed moot beautiful assortment in the city.
Turkey morocco, also, relevio, antique bindiugs.
No. 326 CHESTNUT STREET,
nos 28] Below Fourth, south side, Philadelphia
AND PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS.
WE HAVE ALWAYS ON HAND,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
HARDING'S BIBLES AND
WHICH WE OFFER AT FAIR PRICES.
1 Y e
a I r L I
while FIND I . T .or T tm O . T t
STRICKLAND it BRO.,
dec 5-Imo] 535 Penn Street, heading, Pa.
PERSONS IN WANT OF CLOTHING, EITHER
Iteady•toade or made to order, wilt do well to call on
LEVI, EINSTEIN & CO.,
No 619 Penn Street, above oth, Reading, where will
be found the largest stock of
DY-M ADE CLOTHING
ever opened in Reading.
Ur A good, comforrable suit for SO oft.
Good all Wool Oussimere Pants for $3 00. Other goods
As we manufacture all our Clothing, persons can rely
upon it that every article is well made and no slop iihop "
w..rk each as is generally foam] iu Clothing Store,
Elatilba assured Ihe serViens of Mr. OWEN KRERSI,T, fort
mercy of Philadelphia, and Mr limb Kbllnc, Whohas hod
t?t, years experience Ia the t iloriag business thron.thout the
country, we are prepared to take measures for Garments
which we warrant to be of the latent style and finish
All goods cot at this establishment warranted to give
satisfaction or no sale- [env 28-3 mo.
" INSIIRANCM COMPANY or
232 Walnut Street, Philadelphia,
Assets of the Company January 13, 1863
Arthur G.Cotlln, Rickard D. Wood, George L. Harrison
Samuel W. Jones, William Welsh; Francis R. Cope,
John A. Brown, William E Bowen, Edward H. Trotter
Charles Taylor, James N. Dickson, Edward S. Clarke,
Ambrose White, S. Norris Wain, William Cummings
John R. Dia, John Mason..
ARTHUR 0. COFFIN, President.
CHARLES PLATT, Secretary.
This Company continues to make insuranceS againutloae
or damage by Fire, on Dwellinga, Stores, Public Buildings,
Forges, Rolling Ile, Hooke of goods, Furniture, Oie,
ste., at as low rated an the nature of the risk will admit.
Applications for Insurance, Renewals ' Transfers, • am,
will meet with prompt attention at the hands of
ASA SI lIART,
Agent for the Company in Reading,
natt 14-lf] 018 Beet Market Square,
FOREIGN EXCHANGE & EMIGRATION
416-10 BR` 311 E r• 3IW Si= 3111. - 2.1 •
Drafts on England, IRELAND, Sco
land, i&e., at the Lowest Rates.
rilArBcoTTn6 rAvinum. LINE 01. LINER
I pool and Leaden Packets. sailing twice a Week front
new-leak, Liverpool and Loudon
Each Ship carries an experienced Surgeon. Liberal sup
plies of Provisions, of the best gustily, served doily.
When those cent for decline Coming, the money is al.
ways refunded, en yrtnineiug the Cadillac to and Hecnlpt.
Perentie /Mirky tattof the Oily, and who wink to Tait
Europe, would do welt to secure their Passage before leav
ing home; they will thus avoid being imposed upon on
their arrival In liew.York.
13ER 12, 186
U. S. 5-20'S.
r SEUiiET.Iit.Y OF THE TILE AiSti PLY
k has not yet given notice of city intention to withdraw
o n o, popular Loan tram falo at Par, and nulll tort fisse
anti., i,. swat, undorsianod, an EN EILAL
SCIiIPTIUN AU Err," will coati toe to supply the public.
The whole amount or the Loan authorized is Pies One
dred Millions of iIgaRLY 170Ulf. HUNDRED
MILLIONS RAVE BEEN ALXI;ADY SUII7 , CRIBED FOR
AND PAID INTO THE TithAhLiftY. Riottly within the
last coven month.s. Tim large demand from nnzood, and
the rapidly increasing home demand for ate Co the basin
for circukdieu b. ii ativusl lianklug ~soeintions now or
ganizing In oil porta of the country, will, in a ver• short
period, absorb the balance, Sales have lately ranged from
ton to Mien,, millions weekly. frequeorly exceeding three
millions daily, and as it 18 well known that the Secretary
of the Treasury has ample and unfailing resources in the
Duties on Laporte and Internal Revenues. and in the issue
of the Intereet bearing Legal Tender Treasury Notes, it is
almost a certainty that he will not find It necessary, for a
long time to come, to soak a market for any other long or
permanent LOUD., PliK I i,Tfitt EST AND PRINCIPAL OF
WHICH ARE PAYABLE IN GOLD.
Prudence and self interest me, force the minds of those
oontemphtting the formation of Notion' Bunking Moloch,
Hone, as well as the minds of all who have idle Money On
their hands to the prompt conclusion that they should
lose no time In saber, thing to his most popular Loan. It
will soon be beyond their reach, and advance to a hand
some mullein, as was the result with the' .'even Thirty
Loan, when it was all sold and could no Longer be sub
scribed for et par.
IT IS 'A SIX P.v.R CENT LOAN, THE INTEREST AND
PRINCIPAL PAYABLE IN COIN. THUS YIELDING OVER
NINE, PERCENT, Plitt ANNUM at the prereutrate of pre
mum. on cote.
The Government requires all duties on imports to be
paid in Coin; these duties have for a long time past
amounted to over a Quarter of a 'llion of Collate dolly,
a sum nearly three times greater than that required to the
psymeut of the Interest on all the 5-20's and other perma
nent Loans. So that it its hoped that the eurplas Coin in
the Treasury, at no distant. day, will enable the United
States to Mouton specie pan meets upon all liabilities
The Loan is called 5-20 from the fact that whilst the
Bonds may run fur fld poem yet the Government bee a
right to pay them off In Gold ac par, at au:, time after
THE INTEREST IS PAID HALF-YEARLY, viz ou the
first days of November and Nay.
Subeeribers can have Coupon - Reeds, which are payable
to bearer, and are 100, 5100, 5500. and elOOO ; or Registered
Roods of came denominations, and in addition, 55,000 nod
$lO,OOO. For Banking purposes and far investments of
Trust-monies the Registered Honda are preferable.
Them 5-20's cannot be taxed by Stales cities, towel or
counties, and the government taw on them is ouly ono
and-a-half per cent., on the amount of income, whoa the
Income of the holder exceeds Si: Hundred dollars per an
num.; all other invertineuts , tech to laconic from Mort,,ta
gen, nalirosol wog end Bowls, etc., must pay Cross three
to live per cant tax on the income.
Banks and Bankers tlooeghout the Country will con
tinue to dihrose of the Bonds; and all orders by mail, or
otherwise. promptly attended to.
The i DCOO voldonce of n few dap' delay iii the delivery
of the Ronde to unavoidable, the demand being so great;
bat as interest cerereenmai from tht day of sabseription,
DO lots is OCCiIIOODOd, and every effort is being made to
diteleigh the delay
JAY COOKE, Subscription
CIRCULAR No. 101.
PM/VONT MARSHAL tierteri IFFICE,
WASIIIStIreN, NOVerillorr 17, 15;3.
A s compLA IN Tz; HAVE BEEN MADE:THAT.
errors Lave occurred in the enrollment or then:tam:tat
fumes, by the or:11109n of psrearts whose ern.. should
have been enrolled, and by the addition of names of per
who, by raison of :Menage end for ether mousse, onlit
not m: to have baeu enrolled, and no it is desirable that the
Department should have each Information no may he no
cessary, in order to do full j entice to all parties, it is hereby
I. The Board of Enrollment of each District shall have
printed lists of the mimes and residences of alt persons
euroPed in each 50 district prepared an exposed to pub
lic view in at least five places in each erib•ditorlat, and in
as many more es the Board may deem necessary. Names
will be placed upon these liste in alphabetical order.
11. Public notice will be given by advertisement upon
the list of nettled and in the newspapers, that any person
enrolled may appear before the Board and claim to have
his name stricken off the lint, if be can show to the amis.
faction of the Board that be is not, and will not be at the
time fixed fur next draft, liable to Military duty on account
. god. Won residence.
Bed. Unsuitableness of age.
4th. Manifest permanent disability.
Persons who may be cognisant of any other persons
liable to Military duty whose names do not appear on the
Enrollment ilet ate requested to notify the Board of En
rollment, who shall thereupon direct the Enrolling officer
of the subdistrict In which the parties reside to ascertain
the facto and enroll the puree]ns so reported if they are found
to be subj.:at to enrollment. These may avail themseivee
of the privilege of appearing as specified in paragraph I, ea
if they bad been originally enrolled.
IV. Boards of Enrollment will rise all diligence In cril•
tenting the necessary information and making the requisite
notes to perfect the Enrollment lb,ts.
V. Boards of Enrollment will hear Mans an provided In
paragraph I, mall the 20th of December, WA, after which
na cases will be beard. An soon as possible thereafter
report of proposed corrections will he male act according
to the printed instruction. and transmitted to the Provost
VI.. The names and residences of those prnpoved to lie
stricken elf or added will be Written noon sbeets or Cell .
solidamd Enrollment lists. (Forms :i7 and 311 and trans
mitted to the Prevent Marshal General for the purpose or
correct!ng the lisle on tile.
(signed.) JAMES B. FRY,
des 5-31] Provost Marshal Geom.'
Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road.
REAPING, November 2S, tS63
The public its respeettnily tufts n-I hat un and "Per
MONDAY; bleit:altiLit 1.4;
all paneensers who do not
tURCHAIE CHEM TICKETS
liefote enterinn the Cars,
Wtll-be charged TWENFI Fly , CEATS extra en each
ticket purchasud ou th. , train, for which they will obtain
from the conductor
A CH U:1: It t'O.IIII , T.
Thin Receipt will be redeemed and tweetv•fiva cents paid
therefor. in cash, open its presentation at any TICKET
OFFICE of the Company.
G. A. liICOLLS,
dee 5-2mo] General Superintendent
OFFICE OF COMPTKOMXII OF TEE CPkItENCS,
Washinpion, 1) , November i 2,1603.
%117- HER T: 111' SATISFACTORY Eyj
deuce presented to the 12,. ll...reigned, it h-,o been
m4de tn appear thitt the FIAT ;NATIONAL BANK In ,
READI NO. IN THE e"UN i F OF tIBIIKS, ONO STATE 'it'
FE ,NSI7I. FA NIA, has bean duly organized under and ac
cording to the reiprirenients of the Ant of Congress PP Mi.:
"Au Act to provide a national mirrenm , aecured by a
pledge of United Stales stocks. end to provide for the dr
culation and redemption thereof" approved February DS,
1863, and Las complied with all the provisions of said Act
required to he complied with before commencing lho busi
ness of Banking:
Now, ihoreihre, I, Hugh McCulloch, Comptroller of the
Currency, do hereby certify that the sald First National
Bank of }leading, county of Berks. and *tare of Penna. 1-
vimia, IC aiptiorized to commence the business of Bank
ing under the Act aforesaid.
in testimony where o, Wit 116. my hand and seal
[L. Slot office, this lath day of November, 1663, ,
If Cell I'EcCULLOCH,
nov '2l-2ino] Comptroller of Currency.
Richmond Prisoners ! Richmond
Prisoners ! !
- - -
THE DEPARTMENT AT WASHINGTON
has decided to pay to the •
WIVES AND FAMILIES
Of OfilCAor Soldiers now confined as
Prtsonew of War,
The amount of pay I hat may be due.
tr.i.tam 11. Sd v Is ,con. Eel., Bounty and Pet,ion Agont.
has all the nerassary nines prepared exprolibly for the
purpose ; and for a speedy colirciloa of Clai LlV laq, a”
uov 21-al] WILLIAS INGOOn.
TO MY FRIENDS AND CLIENTS.
A sI SIIAL I, NECESSARILY DE ABSENT
crein lie County during the esecion of Gangrene,
lame made arrangeineuta with JOHN W. BYO 9, Eng.. of
Pedal/111e, to take choice of my legal buskinsa. My ellico
wilt be kept open a+ heretofore, and those at my fzionds
and cliente having legal business may depend upon its ru
t:flitting prompt and elacient, attention. Mr. liyonia a gen.
of exteumve legal learning and lolls experience at
the bar. I bare full c.mlidocce in his ability, integrity
and industry, hed I therefore cheerfully commend the in
terests of my clie.ets and friends to tile care and attention.
Mr. F. W. CONRAD will aim, remain In my office.
MTER ST HOUSE.
rOTTSVILLR, Pa., N0v.21, 1553
(LATE WHITE SWAN.)
Race Street, above Third, Philadelphia.
rpHIS ESTABLISIBIENT OFFERS GREAT
Llndecoinont ,, , nor. ooly on noconnt vva,,00,1 onion of
board, but hem it,. nee; ro I locution to the nvoonfol of trade,
as well as the conveniences afforded by the several
nmseuger Railway! , running past and contiguous to It. by
Which VIIIIto tall 111V0 tV nod troop (he hotel, should they
be preferred to Gm regular Omnibus connected with. Gm
House. lam &A. - mined to devote my whole attention to
the varifiat and convenience ,r my guests.
ink- Terms ,S l Eli per rt
G. SIEG RIST, Proprletor j
Ir,,rivriy froth Fogio Hotoi, behuuon, Pa.
1% V. ATIOArin. Clerk- Vas ran to-tf
CO @7a or..rA E Co..ax. ox.r.
sn, BAIIRKS MAI, OIL ,lU6l' iiKEIVED
M.fill block. which will be sold et the lowest wholesale
and retail prices, by 6EO. LI.HCH & Co.,
06117] - 601 Market equare, Reading, Pa
[VOL. XXIV-NO. 34.-WHOLE NO. 1998.
A DOLLAR OR TWO.
With cautions step, at we tread one way through
This intricate world, as other foihs do,
'May we, still on our journey, he able to view
The benevolent face of a dollar or two;
For an excellent thing
Is a dollar or two,
No blend is so trim
As a dollar or two:
Through country or town,
As we pass up and down,
No passport so good
As a dollar or two.
Would you road yourself out of the bechelore' crew,
And the hand of a female divinity sue,
You must always be ready the handsome to do—
Although At would coat ,ou a dollar or Iwo.
Love's arrow!) are tipped
With a dollar or two,
And affection in gained
By a dollar or two;
The best aid yon can meet,
In advancing your emit,
IS the eloquent chin)[
Of a dollar or two.
Would you wioh your exigence with faith to Imbue,
And enroll to the ranks of the sanctified few,
To enjoy a good name and a well•cuahioned pow,
You most freely come down with a dollar or two.
The gospel is preachod
For a dollar ur two,
And salvation is reached
By a dollar or two;
You may sin at some times,
But the worst of all crimes
la, to and you:soil ohork
of a dollar or two.
Gait% sub Sittetts.
FIVE TIMES A WIDOW
The Boston AIICA translates the following story
from a laic French paper:
There has recently arrived in Paris a young
English lady, already the widow of her fifth
This remarkable chance, this uncommon series
of widowhooda, is the more extraordinary that
the lady in question has not reached her twenty
fifth year. The history of her several marriages
14 so strange as a whole and in its particulars,
that we should hardly dare to relate them.
The saloons of the English, and almost the
only ones that remain open in this season of
generhl desertion, dispute for the honor of this
young widow, and from them we derive the fol-
lowing narrative of her conjugal adventures.
Mrs. - Watt not quitesixteen years of age
when ehe contracted her first marriage at Gretna
This matrimonial looality is sufficient evidence
that it was a purely sentimental union. Two
rivals disputmd for her young affections; one
was*Ctised fin?ilythe other by herself;
the latter of iodise Was the successful one.
In order to oot aside all obstacles our two young
people bad recourse to an elopement, and put in
requisition the famous blacksmith who unites
enamored English couples at a moment's warn
ing, and without asking the consent of the re
The nuptial benediction lied just been Iwo
flounced when the unsuccessful rival appeared.
He had falowed the fugitives with all !he speed
his gold could obtain from the postillions ; but
the fugitives haul a night's start of hire, and the
rival was only able to arrive just soon enough to
be two hours too late.
"You bad a useless chase, my dear sir," said
the bridegroom, happy and proud of his somas.
" For we are already married."
"It may be so," said the other ; "but I have
at least come in time to be reatifged."
In accepting Eli-, challenge the bridegroom re•
quested that the meeting be postponed to the
neat day; bur hie jealous rival would not con-
Cent to this gratification. They must 'repair at
Once to the spot. with the first seconds they could
meet. The duel was fought with pistols, and
the bridegroom, struck by a ball in the forehead,
fell, never to rise again.
Su WO. - became a widow two hours
after the celebration of her first marriage. This
adventure made such a talk and led to so many
scandalous rumors, that a second marriage could
,puly allay them. Besides the young widow had
known so little of married life that she very
naturally desired to continue the chapter from
the iuterenting point where it was unfortunately
This time, in order to efface as much as pos
sible the consequences of her first fault, for
which she had been so severely punished, Mrs.
submitted to the wish of her parents in the
choice of her second husband.
They made for her a reasonable choice, select
ing a man of mature years and offering every
possible guarantee. He was an old retired mer
chant, possessing a large fortune honorably ac
quired. This was probably not the happiness
dreamed of by a soul so poetical and so enamor
ed ; but Mrs. adapted herself to her new
situation, and had not yet encountered those
hollow deceptions and bitter deceits of life be
fore her husband found it necessary to attend to
some business which required his presence on
the continent. He left alone, and in crossing
the channel the steamboat was overtaken by a
tempest and dashed upon the rocks of the coast.
This shipwreck made Mrs. a widow for the
In her misfortune she naturally looked about
for which ia anything hut difficult
to preiUre for n young widow who united to her
own personal attractions a :cry considerable for
tune. Among those attentive to her She favored
a young and showy y ouch, full of grace and wit,
who seemed to her to unite all that would best
console her for the loss of her husband. As
soon as the necessary delays wo e over, the reign
of the third husband comnacuced under the must
Nothing at the commotteerner. stetted likely
to mar the happiness of the union; but soon,
even while devoted to Lis wife, the husband be
gan to display vices beneath his graceful exte
rior. Gaming was his ruling passion, and he
gave himself up to it with so much ardor, that
in a short time he had dissipated the rest of his
own patrimoy and the whole fortune of his wife.
Then, no longer able to endure his shame and
remorse, he shot
Three successive calamities would have depriv
ed Mrs.— of cournge to make a new conjugal
trial, had not, her pecuniary matters made it
necessary to marry again. Completely ruined
by lit r third husband, and wish no inheritanoe
to look forward to, marriage was the only re
source by which she could escape the embarrass
ments and misery of want. There was no time
to be lost ; she must make the most of her ad
vantages, tura to good account her youth and
her attracilons, and secure the best chance that
olf-rf,l. Our widow therefore bestirred herself ;
heaven, as if to recompense for her trials, sent
tier a husband of tho first class, a young, rich
and handsome baronet, quite famous on the
turf. lie had no passion for carde, but on the
other hand, he gave himself up with unrestrain
ed ardor to horse-racing, and in this exercise he
made use of his purse and his own person, stak
ing forge sums in bete, and risking himself with
his horses for the prize in steeple-chases.
Fortune had nut thus far affected his finances ;
his profits and. losses were nearly balanced; but
he was less eucces,ful as a rider than he was
with his bet?. Htt own person was less fortu
nate than his purse. When he rode himself, he
was more often thrown off his horse than able to
alight of his own accord. So far from being
discouraged, these tolls rather stimulated to en
deavor ; and this noble perseverance had already
cost him several teeth, as well as an arm and
same ribs broken.
His family and friends hoped that marriage
would make him a little more prudent; and for
a short time he abstained from appearing on
the turf, in order to devote himself entirely to
his wife ; but QS soon as he got used to this peace
ful felicity his former passion returned, and he
thought he could unite the pleasures of hymen
and the racecourse. Several of the best riders
in England bad engaged in a contest at the
Newmarket races; he joined them, mounted his
fleetest horse, darted forward in the race, and
fell; this time so disastrously, that he was left
dead on the spot.
The unfortunate sportsman had appointed hie
wife sole heiress of all his property, but his will
contained certain errors of form which made it
of doubtful effect. One of the relations of the
deceased disputed the will ; the cause was
brought before the tribunals, and being ably
managed against her was threatening Mrs.—
with new ruin, when her adversary himself pro
posed to stop the suit end unite their interests
by marriage; this was the most prudent course ;
the lovely widow adopted it, and changing her
name for the fifth time, became the wife of a rich
laud proprietor, who passed for the most intrep—
id fox hunter in Northumberland. The marriage
had not been concluded eig. months before the
fifth husband, while huntlig,' was imprudent
enough to leap a ditch with a loaded musket in
his hand, which was accidentally discharged,
when he received the contents in his breast. Hie
death was instantaneous.
Such are the events which constitute the con-
jugal career of Mrs.— and it is in consequence
of these catastrophes that she is a widow for the
fifth time in the very morning of her life. But
after thus having gained, or rather lost, in the
lottery of widowhood, she persists in pursuing a
chance which bag so far been so obstinately
against her. The perseverance of this widow
may be explained on various grounds. In the
first place, having in each instance been married
so short a time, she has had knowledge only of
the bright days of marriage—the honey-moon,
and has seen only the bright side: She has
never seen the reverse side of the medal; she
has never experienced the disappointments of de
strayed illusions ; herhuabaud. havenever caused
her disappointmrut except by 'heir death; even
the gamester him :elf was so amiable and kind,
that in spite of all his faults ho was bitterly re
gretted. And then as penile have become con
fused by the many ititie , ent names which Mrs.
-- has borne, they have named her Mrs. Blue
beard, in cruel rererenuo to her conjugal mie
It is very natural that she should wish to rid
herself of this surname by triumphing over her
fate : But her five widowhoods have somewhat
cooled the ardor of her English admirers. Even
the boldest experience a sort of superstitious
terror: they fear they may meet the fate of Vier
predecessors Mrs. has realized how much
courage is necessary for any to venture to marry
her, and she has therefore come to Paris. This
is certainly complimentary to the Parisians, and
she will not be disappointed.
As we have said, Mrs. -- is not twenty—five
years old, is exquisitely handsome, and her last
husband left her by a will in which no flaw can
be detected, as income of £120,000 a year. Title
is certainly enough to shut one's eyes to the
chimerical dangers of the past. Mrs. -- would
easily find a Paris man who, in spite of the ap
parent fatality, would esteem himself very hap
py to become her sixth husband.
HOW THE SOLDIER SLEEPS.
You would, I think, wonder to see men lie
right down in the dusty road, under the full noon
sun of Tennessee and Alabama, and fall asleep
in a minute. I have passed hundreds of such
sleepers. A dry spot is a good mattress ; the
flap of a blanket quite a downy pillow. You
would wonder, I think, to see a whole army
corps, as I have, without a shred of a tent to
bless themselves with, lying anywhere and every
where in all•night rain and not a growl nor a
grumble. I was curious to see whether the pluck
and good nature were washed out of them, and
BO I made my way out of the snug, dry quarters
I am ashamed to say I occupied, at five in the
mowing, to see what water had done with them.
Nothing 1 Each soaked blanket hatched out as
jolly a fellow as you would wish to see ; muddy,
dripping, half floundered, forth they came, wring
ing themselves out as they went, with the look of
a troop of " wet down" roosters in a fall rain
storm, plumage at half-mast, but hearts trumps
every time. If they swore—and some did—it
was with a laugh; the sleepy fires were Misted up
then came the coffee, and they were as good as
new. " Blood is thicker than water."—B. F.
CONTRABAND ADVANCEMENT IN CIVILIZATION.—
Some months ago a young contraband was sent
to this city, and used by the family who held him
to do errands. In going to a grocery store at first
he would invariably take his hat a at the door,
and politely ask for what he wanted. At the end
of two months ho forgot that he wore a hat ; and
at the close of the third month he entered the
store, nuking—" l have you any pepper ?" tt We
have;" was t he reply. "I want a pound for Mr.
" continued the contraband; "and you may
send it up to the house." He had got beyond
carrying bundles—or in other words he had be—
come as bad as a white boy. —Nowburyport Herald,