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THE DAILY EAGLE.
Ri3ADING, PA., NOVMEBER 1668.
FIRST 1M1T10N...12 1.2 P. M.
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lueneAs of delivery will bo promptlyto
CotItIVIPONDENTS should make their commulgra
coos short and point. Our space is to the ,OoThn
iv" for verY lone articles.
TIIF, SAN ABOUT TOWN.—A l a d name d
?bye OA kicked on the breast by a mule on
lburolay afternoon, at the porner of Sixth and
and seriously Wined.
Tig h t o nti—Astluaticol breathings.
A dee ,l without a l name—an unstißnetl will.—
j o l 3 b Mantonler. of Oloy township, ono
do , thle week lost forty chickens by chicken chol
Red cheeks aro only oxygen In another ehape•—
Ilirle ansion9o wear them will flml them where
the ro;e4 do—out of doors.
The now iron railing in front of tho Catholic
Church, on North Ninth street, has been completed
and ma kes a great improvement in the • appear
eve of the front of the church.
Polon pays fifty thousand dollars annually for
A wagon loaded nitit stono broke down In North
girth greet yesterday morning.
The enlargement of the reservoirs at the head of
peen street, (proposed by the lif,nter Commission
art) is receiving the attention of Counclo, both
b o jios having recently visited the tiffith r s for tho
p u rpote of inspection and consultation on tho sub
The follniving named gentlemen have been
(Gown Directors of the Deadline Davingm Dank :
Wallet Ortibei t Michael T. Holbert. Conrad Re-
I,er, Conrad Y.; Bowler, Hrnbenhatier.
Uiniel 11 . Lorati and A. V. Boa 9.
11118 afternoon a trotting root) for a winger of $2)O
will take pine° on tho Pair Ground, between
nun Ludwig's "Black' Swallow" and Harry
yohn' t s bay horn, "John A4tinte." ,
An efolumgoluggests 0 t druggists are indict
able for sollingllisters, un der the law against In-
Ilimnistory placards. _ .4
in largo quantities eind of good Blzo, aro ho
int caught In tho canal, near this city.
The gutter at Fourth and Penn streets wants
'4lO attention. A little lime thrown into It,
would perhnps render it passable.
Nine hundred and twenty-four tlolinno b Raid to
bo the price of n "first-clnole funeral" in N. Y.—Er
Hof/ ill a poor man to bo.httrletl?
Venue la now tho Morning Stnr. and can be seen
io the .East, Just in atlvanco of tho Sun.
Purchasers would do well to searehthe columns
of the paper when they desire to purchase artieles,
it is a sure evidence of n man's qualifications
when ho is not ashamed to PubliPh to tho Ivorld
what he has for sale.
Travelers—a change In the arrival and deplrture
olstagesand mails. Soo matter under that head,
The wan who dole a bottle of Plantation Bitters
will brae a large crop of t'otton wool in his
mouth. \ •
Wight yellow hair Is the favorite Imo. It is sel
dom, hhivover, "Tho Rightful Hair."
Yong women now say their prayera before uo•
hit to n ball. It Frtve.l time, and bealdes they
.14twen't FO touch to repent of.
A Calm Wan wentnn.Jealutts °flier uoventy years
old hogband, burned hit house and barn, putt then
cut her throat.
Young teen dressed in the latest fashion—short
colt 'and tight pants—look as if they had been
bundled up to be gent off by ex preFs, and hail been
hat off the wagon.
Josh Billings says milk is obtained from cows,
hop, woodelittx, rr.ts,sheep, squirrobs, and all other
animals that,havo hair. Snoix and geese don't
Tito old Siang Forge, situated in Oley township,
is ono of tho oldest Iron works in tho county.
OVER.-Tho great political contest is over, and
People can employ their time to no better advan•
logo than to go to Charles Levan .C 7 Co.'s, 411 Penn
street, for their dry goods. They will there find
largesnd splendid assortment of goods,wit !eh issold
e.low, if not much lower, then et nny other house
in the city.
ScatnnEn.—Rochoell's String Band se•
treaded the landlord of the "American"
HO Y. SCHUYLER COLFAX, the Vice Pres',
dent eleet,passed through this city yesterday
afternoon, on his way to Now York
-SUDDEN DEAT2I.—Mrs. Peter D. Oetz, re•
siding in Front street, below Penn,died very
sathlealy yesterday about 2 o'clock, of apo
OFFICER APPOINTED.—The Mayor has ap
pointed George Fengan ns Pence officer of
the First Ward, in place of Mr. Echlc, re
NEARLY READY.—Two largo coal engines,
the "Princeton" and "Georgia" will soon
leave tho Reading Railroad Shops, to render
services for that Company.
Colebroolidale Iron Woria, in poug•
lass township, on Ironstone creek, are in a
flourishing condition. They are carried on
by the Messrs. Brendlinger, .of Colebrook,
TUR HANI.ONS gave an excellent exhibi•
tion at Keystone Hall last evening, to A
large audience. They' are truly great. If
Yon would enjoy a pleasant evening, go to
night, by all means.
Tons RE•BUILT.—Thp engine "Port Clin-
ton," which has been used on tho Little
Schuylkill road as a passenger engine for
many years, was placed on the blocks in the
shops of this city, to be re-built.
Lterear.—Ref. Edward P. Roe, of New
York, will deliver a lecture on "The Ro•
ounce of Cavalry Life" on Tuesday : ovening
next, at Library Hall. • The lecture is highly
commended by a number of the leading
press of New York State, whore it has been
SUBSCRIBE for the EAGLE.
On hundred shares of the Reading Skat•
ng Park have been dispo se d of, .
Unworn, FOlt TATTER CARBIKRS.—The
mail carriers throughout the' United States
will soon be required to don the uniform
'prescribed by law nt the last session of Con•
WILT. ENTER: UPON 168 DV,TIF.S. —On
Monday nest, E. H. Shearer, Esq., will en
ter upon his duties as Prosecuting Attorney
of this county. Mr. Shearer will make a
AcKsowt,Enume.xTs.—D. 'G. Heisler, Sri=
perintendent of tho Orphans' Homo at
Womolsdorf, nelcnowledges the receipt ,of
$588.25. Wm. D. Gross; Treasurer, 'ac
knowledges the receipt of $2.00 for the
01. D Cotxs.—Mr. Paul Marquart, of Geig
er's Mills, Robeson township, exhibited to
us the other day an English half•penny of
1718, and an Trish penny of 1723, both coin
ed under the reign aid bearing the impress
of King George the Ist. They are in a tel
erably fair state of preservation.—Journal.
NORTHERN !mum —The early riser could
have witnessed for a fow mornings past,
beautiful and brilliant displays of these
lights, as they adorned the Northern heav
ens. To the studiously inclined in Astron
omical science ) a fine field has been offered
Bgh•ro hull of the Reading
Hoso Company, No. 1, is being fitted up in
splo'ndid style, Mr. George . Soiling is now
frescoing the walls. When things are set
hi "order" it will be one of the finest fire-
men's halls in the city. The engine of this
Corr pally has lately been re-varnished, mak
ing her look ns bright - as a gold dollar.
"A BEET AS Is A BEET.'f-141r. - Abraham
Kissinger, of Spring 'brought to
our office this morning, a curiosity in the
shape of a beet. It resembles a bear's head,
weighs 10 pounds, and measures 24 inches
in circumference. This is the beet that beat
the beet which was shown its sometime ago.
Let's see who can beat this beet I It can be
seen in the show window of the EAoi,n hook
NEW Rom,i,Nn MILL—The foundations of
the new rolling mill of Messrs. Bushong,
Kauffman & Co., at the Lebanbn Valley
bridge,have been commenced. The mill, when
finished, will be the largest in the city, oc
cupying a space of live acres of ground. Two
cupolas will be built, out) of which will be 16
feet in diameter.. lf the weather permits
work, it will be continued nil whiter, so that
it may go into operation.nextspring.
Ttiorrisu lhor.—Cht next "Friday after
noon, Nov. 13th, a trotting race will take
place on Einstein's course, between "Gen.
Geary," owned by a gentleman in Harris
burg, and )lawman's bay horse "Honesty."
Porn the well known reputation of these
lhorscs a very exciting trot is anticipated. It
is expected that a large number of gentle
men from Harrisburg will attend to witness
the performance of their fast horse "Geary."
BOYERTOWN boasts of Water Works; for
the supply of the town and a Fire Apparatus ;
also of very exensivo and valuable Aron
mines, which have been worked with trof►t
fors number of years, A good portion of
the town is undermined by the searchers
after hidden wealth, The new railroad pass
es through the borough, and when complet
ed will add greatly to its prosperity and
ONWARD.—For several years past our city
has been growing in a manner that it.was
thought would be but temporary t from -the
very largoincrease in the number of build
ings of various kinds each year ns compared
with the previous one. The growth, how
ever, continues ns before, and thq permits
issued out of the Mayor's office since the
first of Janua last show a large excess over
the corresponding months of 1867.
Tug YEi.tow Houm—That famous old
''hostelrie," the "Yellow House," under the,
charge of Lewis L. Custer, Esq., its pres
ent worthy host,wlio knows "how to keep
hotel," has become more popular than ever.
no hotel building has been recently very
much enlarged, and the shedding and out
buildings renewed. The Yellow House con
tinues to be the great Cattle Mart of Berks
county, as well as a great summer resort.
LAxeAsm.—John M. Kelley, or Lances
tcr, has in his possession a barrel and lock
of a liorse•pistol, found in excavating earth
for a new road, on the farm of John Bennett,
near Clayld's Ford. The pistol was, no
doubt, used by- a soldier at the battle of
Brandywine, which was fought on the 11th
of September, 1770. Mr. Kelly intends pre
senting these articlei to the Linnti , an Sociilty
ASsAum Axn Birriatv.—Catharine Mau
rer and Susan Hare, are neighbors in Clie'rry
alloy ab ve Tenth street, limy got on the
"outs' yesterday, gave each other a severe
tong 9 lashing, and resorted to pokers and
brogins to settle the matter. Susan coming
out of theilight victorious, Catharine felt
much grieved, and , in order to have her
grievances amended, she proceeded to Al
derman Mengel and had said Susan bound
over to answer at Court. When Mrs; Hare's
husband came home and found how matters
stood'he went and committed assault and
battery on Isaac Maurer, a son of Mrs. Mau
rer. Young Maurer was a good deal bat
tered up, and his mother came to Alderman
Mengel and had Charles Hare bound over to
answer at Court.
Rwpious lx•rmnoENCE.—The nightly
services' nt Fifth street M. E. Church still
continuo with interest and profit. Rev. Dr.
Pattison, the Pastor, has . been aided this
week by Rev. Mr. Grove of Hamburg nml by
ReV, T. A. Fernley of Fourth street Church.
The meetings will continue next week.
St. Peters' M. l. Church—Filth St.—Rev.
R. 11. Pattison will preach in this church to
morrow morning and evening.
- Fourth Street - elf, ' F.. Church:—Rev. Mr.
Major, the popular Pastor of the M. E.
Church at Lebanon, will preachin. this city
at the above Church on tomorrow morning
and evening. •
The Pastor, Rev, T. A. Fernley,is
officiating in the dedication of the new rind
beautiful M. B. Church at Springfield, Ches
ter county. Mr. Major is an eloquent and
Universalist Church.---The 4th lecture ,of
the course on the History and Doctrines of
the various religious 'denominations will be
delivered to-morrow (Sunday) evening. Sub
ject—" The Lutheran, German Reformed,
Presbyterian and kindred Churches."
Baptist Church.—Services to-morrow at
10 a. in., and 7 p. in.. Prayer meeting at 9
a. in. and op. in. Sunday School at Ip.
Adult Bible Class at If p. m. Weekly pray
er meeting on Wednesday evening, at ; I'Li
o'clock. Prayer and Conference meeting ein
Friday evening, at 7i o'clock. ,
Mission Chapei.-4here will be Divine Ser
vice at the Mission Chapel, in 'Riekstown,
to-morrow atlernoori„nt 3/ o'clock. Service
and a sermon by the R.OV.J. P. Lundy.
DAILY' REVIEW 01' BUSINESS.
PitlladelPitia. the monetary stringency, %IMF!'
has heenrecerded for some time past, was again
very POW. Yesterday. and In s4►ome l instances a;
high asl2 per cent. was paid on the street for "call
loans" on tiovernment collateral!. linethe general
quotations were from 7 to 10 per cent. The hanks
aro powerless to afford any extensive relief, but
they continuo to discount to the extent of their
. means to regular customers at the legal rate. CaPi
lutists are remarkably 'cautiouS, and demand ex
tremely h'eavy margins on iniseellaneaus seeuril
ties. Tho - stock speculators aro the principal bor
rowers on la street, anti the career of many of
thorn 1 " 1 ° are "long" in the speculative securities
will soon come to a close unless there Is a change in
financial affairs. The scarcity of money is begin
,havo its effect in mercantile circles, and
quite a number of produeo commission houses now
decline to make advancements on heavy ship
ments of breadstutfs from the Wept.
Thero trim a hotter feiliqg at the Stock Board
Yesterday morning for the tpeculative shores, but
Government • and State Loans were very dull. City
Loans oftho now issues sold atlo2!f t . Lehigh Cold
Loan MIR steady at
Reading Railroad opened at 4 regular, thee
sold up to 48 b. o. 30—closing at. 411%; regular; the
difference in regular sales and buyers' option is
about onb dollar per share; Catawissa Railroad
preferred sold at 23; Norristown Railroad nt C 7;
Pennsylvania Railroad at 53051 1 /,--128 was bid for
Camden. and Amboy Railroad; 44 for Little Scbuyl'•
kill, Railroad, and 21% for Philadelphia and Erie
In Cannl stocks hip only activity was in Lehigh
Navigation, which sold nt 27@27! i—•tho latter an
In Bank and Passenger Hallway shares there
were no changes or sales of any extent.
In Now York, at the commencement of business
yesterday the stock market was weak and unsettled
and n panto-like rush to sell prevailed. At the
,regular board the pressure to'seil WWI very
great, and the Volume' of business was, Jn C011f1)•
quonce, unusually large, and prices deefine't
sharply throughout the list.
The gold market was heavy and the fluctuations
were from 132 1 . i to 13'2N, with the closing transac
tions prior to the adjournment of the board nt 3
o'clock at 132!6, following which this price was bid,
the latest quotation on the street having
been 13211',1032),5% There was more pressure to
lend than to borrow gold, and loans wore made at
rates varying front three to ten per cent. per an
num, and 1.32 to 1-Iti per cont, per diem for carry;
ing as well as "flat," The Sub Treasury disbursed
$523,183 in coin in paynient of interest on the pub
lie, debt, and the steauier Hansa took out 59,11,11 in
specie. It is telegraphed from itinshington that
tho October statement of the public debt will sholy
a decrease of nearly five millions, which, if true.
will be nn unexpectedly favorable exhibit for the
'-;k1oll EY MARKET.
Bushong & Bro., Bankers, No. 16 North tilli street,
quote :LI Ibilows:
/LNAMNO, Nor. 7, 1863.
Old U. 8. 6's lE*ll - - - - 111
Old U. 8. G's 1802 - - - -10 ii
Now U. S. 5,20'5, 1841, July and Jan. - 105
Now U. 8, s.Arti, 186(i, May and or., - 105
Now U. 8. 1805, now - - - 107
N. U. $, 6-20's 1867, July and Jan. - 107
Now U. 8. 5-:.41'5,18t14. - - -1071 i
Ton-Forty Bonds. - - - - 102
Oold in New York up to 12 o'clock, - - 133. 5 4,
Gold in Reading tit Busliong &Bros.. - 13135,
At Pittsburg the Cattle market since our last was
not a very active one. The operations were not as
largo as usual, no doubt ninny dealers were de
tained at home in order to cote for their favorite
candidate for President. The offerings, as a gen
eral thing, were of the medium class, but few real
fat cattle found their way to market during the
week. The extreme prices ranged from $35007 fit►
SIMP—Tho market in the West for sheep re
mains dull with a supply considerably in excess of
the demand ;besides, the principal portion of those
offered did not meet the views of dealers. They
want a better article. As usual, inferior lots sold
nt low prices. The few extra lots of fat mutton
that were offered were readily disposed of at good
prices. I,umbs—A fair number was among the of
ferings. the extreme prices were $2 50g MO:
[From the Pittsburg Post,l
lloos--The receipts continue large. Up to this
time we have heard of no contracts being made by
packers for the season, that is expected to open
during the present month. Packers complain that
prices are entirely 'too high: The sales made in
this market were pretty much on Hastern account.
The extreme rates hero are I.ls(iti O.
Iv Philadelphia, there is no change in Clover
seed, and it is selling in lots at 5.7647 25. In Timo—
thy nothing doing. There k a fair demand for
Flaxseed, and is taken by the crusher at t‘,o (f - 42
The movements in Flour are of a very limited
character, the demand being confined to the wants
of the home trade, but prices ranging_wlthout quo•
table change; vales of 100 - barrels fair and elioico
Wisconsin and Minnesota and extra family nt
Si 25g S per bbl., and 200 barrels winter \\'heat in
lots at fgitilo 75 for Penna. and Ohio; $lO 25 for In
diana, and Sl24lff for Fancy lots. Rye Flour is
dull at ; 2 .3. Prices of Cornmeal nro nominal.
The Wheat market is very quiet, and in the ab•
Fence of sales to any extent wb quote Red at
$115W2 05, and Amber at $2, 1002 It per bushel .
Rye is lower, rind 1,000 bushels Western sold at
$l5O. Corn is dull ;lonics of 3,000 bushels Yellow
at el 20, and mixed' Western at el 17@l 19. Oats
are less active and loWer ; 1,003 bushels Western
sold nt trS7oc.
Tug . Boston coal dealers held a meeting on Sat
urday and voted to increase tho price of coal from
$ll to $l2 per ton on amlafter Monday. It h said
that mod or the dealers have a good supply op
Stove, Egg and Broken Coal, fd 50(C 00 ? toe.
Nut, ' - - 00 4 1
- 4 PI
BilMitirkOM Coal. - 25 eta. bus
TIIR housekeepers' market this morning was
thronged with cOIIFIIIIIOrii, producers, and many
other men who had goods to sell. Prices this morn
ing in some articles ruled higher than on Wednes
day last, while in others they were towel'. Cabbage
last Wednesday could not be bought, that is n'good
quality, for less than $:7, while this morning Remo ( '
be taken at e 4) Per hundred. Some inferior cabbage
sold as low ns $1 $-1 pef hundred. People are
pretty well supplied, the demand is less, and of
course prices have a downward tendency. An
nbundance of apples this morning, nt 25 up to 35
cents per 3 i peek. Sweet potatoes sold at from 10
up to 30 cents ner peck, Butter said at 4 , 1@:',0
cents per lb. Eggs, Walnuts, 12 cents per!,
peck. ChcAnuts, 25 cents per quart.
Rr:ADIXG HOUSE KEEPIIRS' MARKET.
Burriin—F resh dairy, Xi lb., 4in 5o
- Lump, ~-, ,
CnEßar—Cheesell 1b„ .1.41g40
LARD—Lard it lb 'I
Bans—Egga 'll dozen, 40
Arms—A pploa ii peek, "og4o
II Dried 11 qu.trt, 12
PRACIIRS — ' lb nO
MR AT—lleefAteak, round ', tb., a,
. 'imp, " 17@18
." Beef remit, 1 18
• Beef drie d, nii
" Vel eutTet', ...
" chops, I.
" Mutton, ~
" Pork, CI
14 , i.20
.. steak, ..
"Sausage fresh, " , ' 22/WI)
.. " smoked, :: or,
" Sliced, I " 10
SIIOULDF.Its- 0 44
SIDER— • "0
POULTRY—CIiiekeD3 live, "
" dremed, " ......
Turktea live, " .
". . . dressed, "
44 Chickens 1ive...... ..
Potatoes 11 bus.hol, o'll pair,.
NEIySP 4PER A large Weer
pers, on and at this office, IL will be sold
READING. Nov. 7. 1.0
SECYND4, 7 D - ITJON.
3 1-2 0"4,114041i IP. IN.
• - at Al
Sun titles GM I Sunltets - -
Day'e length, 10 hot mud 6 tninute
Sint. of A. Wtatto ft'e/041 - 31.
Wintl N. 1
Slate of Thsrmotor to
7,A• L. ,
-Orem, meet Seventh, 71, No. I
REV. EMERSON ArrnEwe, the
has arrived in this City, and may be'expeet
ed to preach in the Baptist Church to•
Mn.JAm FisTEtt,m nil ngenton the 'Rending
railroad,between Phi Mel 'Alin oTI Pottsville,
has been removed, and Mr.Wtn, Matz ap
pointed in his place.
CAT.I. --- .ACtiErTp.-110V. I. E. flraeff, of
Lancaster, has accepted a call from the Ger
man Reformed Congregation at Tamaqua,
Schuylkill county, Pa.
.Tit,:..o,RevioN.---There were 80S votes
cast at the polls in riamburk,on Tuesday
last, being •1 less than were polled at the
October election. The vote was : Seymour,
171 ; Grant, 137 ; being a Democratic ma
jority.pf 134. At the October election_ the
mnjor►ty was 4G.
llvActxrps.—Now is Ake time to set hya
cinths in pots. Until the top begins to
grow, keep them in glasses, exclude them
front the light until the roots • extend half
tray to the bottom of • the glass. Like
everything excepting actual aquatic plants,
bulbs do bettee ie•carth than in water,
Tun Public Schools of UpPer Dent town•
Hbip opened on Monday last. The follow
ing are the names of the teachers ; Joseph
Bickel, Albert Shock, Lafayato 11. Lesher,
David _boos, Augustus \Verner, Wm. K.
Hang, James Miller, Kauffman,
Nathaniel Kauffman and David Katz.
Mr. Joseph Bickel, of thwer Bern, has
been appointed to talip charge of the gram
mar school near Pdrt Clinton, formerly
taught by Mr. L. tuber.
Arr►DENT.--OnWednesday last,John Mee.
nan, acting as brakeman en the day freight,
was injured by ears backing over him at the
Hamburg depot. He was hind brakeman on
the through freight, but had traded off with
the day ran for the purpose of going to his
home in Pottsville to vote. He was severely
braised about the head and body, and, his
left arm was so badly crushed that it was
found necessary to amputate it, which was
done by Drs. Potteiger and Freeston, Mee
nail is a native of Ireland, is about 50 years
of age, and has a family. Ha has been em•
ployed"oi► The road upwards of 20 years.
Ox His TaAviu.S. l -, Ono of the Editors' of
the &8, fourifrl, lead off- by his Ele
pliant, we suppose, traveled through a por
tion of the county and gives an interesting
sketch thereof, concluding thus :
"Throughout our two days ride the
Autumn scenery was everywhere grand—but
from the rising ground west of the Maim;
tawny in the vicinity of the Pine - Works, it
was truly magnificent. _ The dark green
cones ofpine rising in the rich amber,
scarlet and maroon foliage of the fading
forest trees, was a picture of beauty and
sublimity which only the Great God of
nature can paint,"
NovEmnlin.----This month, the eleventh of
the yenr,was the ninth in the year of Romul
us, whence it derives its name. It originally
consisted of thirty-five days,which were con
tinued until Julius Caesar reduced it again to
thirty, am! this number it has ever since re
tallied. Our Saxon micestors called Novem
ber Blotmonat, "blood month," the month
of sacritiee,becnuse at this season the heath
en Saxons made provision for the winter,nnd
offered ns a sacrifice many of the animals
which werethen killed. It was -Common nt
this season to slaughter• oxen, sheep, hogs,
etc., for usd during the ensuing winter.
THE CIRCVS BAND of Pottsville visited
Reading on Thursday ovening,and serenaded
several of their friends in this city. The
Band comprises four members, who play on
the piccolo or the flute,' the cornet, clnrio•
ndt, and baritone, making. delightful har
mony. The air "When the Swallows Home
ward Fly,"which was played ttt the residence
of Mr. Aaron Ritter, in Penn street below
Third, really beautiful, and received the
hearty applause of all whd heard it. Tho
!limbers of the Band were hospitably enter
tained by those whom they honored with
their excellent music. 'They left for home
last evening, \yell pleased with their visit to
our beautiful city.
KILLED ON THE ItrAnixo Riau()An.—On
Thursday afternoon last between 4 and 5
o'clock, while a car was being roped upon a
siding at the crossing above Schuylkill Ha
ven, a lad named John Stanton, about 13
years of age, got upon it for a ride. He
slipped and fell on the track, a flange of one
of the wheels cutting off the back of his
head and one of his arms, ,killing him in•
stantly. He `was a son of John Stanton,
deceased, and lived on the Flat near Seliuyl•
kill liaven. Jumping on mid off of railroad
calls when they are in motion, - is an exceed.,
ingly dangerous practice, and this occur
rence should prove a warning to persons
never to attempt it wider any eircumstan
Dot.n ItonnEux.—On Monday- I night bast,
Mr. John Kerns, residing in Bern - township,
left his home at aboUt 12 o'clock to go to
woyk. A. few minutes after he had left,
mo-with a black mask on came to the door,
and as Mrs. Kerns met him, she was seized,
struck over the. head, a nd choked. She was
thus left in the door-way, helpless, and al
most senseless, when the fiend. enter•
ed the house and stole twenty-three dollars.
He threatened to kill her if she made any
noise, and after he got through, pillaging the
house he left. Early in. the morning the
alarm was given,iihen Mrs. Kerns was found
in a critical condition. She is still suffering
from the effects of the blows of the fiend,
but is under the treatment of a skilful phy
sician. No clue to the robber.
Titu rIIILADELPHIA AND hEADING RAIL
ROAD COMP NT's Roi.t.mo MlLL—Daring a
brief visit to Reading on the :30th ult., wits
called at the new rolling mill of the Philadel
phia and Reading Railroad Company, which
is eligibly situated about two miles north of
Reading city passenger station, at the point
where the bast Pennsylvania Railroad diver
ges east from the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad main trunk! The mill-houSe is 413
feet in length by 54 feet in widthwith a spa-.
cious wing projecting from one side.' There
are twelve puddling furnaces, eight heating
furnaces and two re-heating furnaces. The
rails rolled are of three weights, G 4 pounds,
62 pounds And 66 pounds per yard, for use in
localities according to character of traffie,the
heavy rail in main track, the light rail on
branches where the trains are smallest. The
fails rolled contain about one-third part new
The firs rai was ro nes tiltath
11, 1868, - so the mill has been in use over i
seven months, a period long enough to make
trial. of its utilityi. The present capacity of
the establishment is about 1,000 tons per
month. Tiventy-four teei seems to be the
length of rail preferredoto secure which
length cold t - iti We 04 lbs., rail, it is cut hot
21 feet 6k ',Relies long, the contraction -in
cooling being 61. inches. "Tho rail when cut
is passed over horizontal bars to a revolving
elevator, consisting of three wheels with
projections on their surfaces which catch the
rail nt its centre and ends, and by a gentle
steady motion it out of thoway till the
top of the circle described by the elevator is
reached, when the rail descends by gravity,
on the opposite side, to a cooling pile as
close packed as spoons, ono against another.
The wear laid breaknge of rails on the
Philadelphia' and Reading • Railroad and
branches, on which.nre carried ] in a twelve
month, six million tons pf freight and over
onennd a quarter million' of, passengers,
constitute an important item hi operating
In 1807 the length of track kept in order
by the Engineer Department . was 532.34
miles ; length of sidings, 238:26 miles ;
tat length of track; 770.60 miles. Cost of
renewing rails in 1807, $25,154.78 number
of rails removed from tracks, 34,475, weigh•
ing about 9,000 tons.
The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Company also own in majority part, and
control through nominally independent or!
ionizations, the East Ponnsylvnuia Railroad,
the Reading and Columbia Railroad and the
Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad, so
that the operations of the company include
tracks and sidings additional to those report.
ed on by the Chief Engineer.'.
The object 'of the company_in building the
mil/ is to obtain duration in wear of rail rind
economy in transportation through excel•
hence in permanent way. A broken• rail en•
tails not simply the coat of renewing , iron,
but very . , often serionaaccitnts to passenger
and ( freight train's tire eau:ed by ImOrtect,
metal in the S. Mining Journal
2 1 , 4.
The Dr inoerntm Gain Thirty Congress ,
In Philadelphia, the return judges met
yesterday and returned a majority of 5,815
for °rant. Three precincts in the Fourth
Ward and one in the Third, all Democratic,
were thrown out, on pretence Of fraud. The
sixteen Ite,publtcan judges signed nil the pa
pers, and three of the Democratic judges
had signed some of tho'papers in blank be.
fore the count was made. On learning of
this outrage, they refused to sign the re
maining papers, and the remainder of the
Democratic judges refused to sign any of the
Minnesota reports - 12,000 majority for
Gen: Grant, and 0;000 for negro suffrage.
Wilson. Democrat,' ie elected to Congress in
the Second District, over Donnelly.
,Seventy:counties in Georgia give a Dome.
erotic majority of over 80,000. -
Further returns from South Carolina slim
that tw•o Democratic Congressmen are
North Carolina reports the probable lee
tion of two Democratic Congressmen.
The Republicans claim a majority
in the New York Assembly,
but the majority for Seymour is es
timated at 11,000, and for MIN 1m at 30,-
000 or over. The threat of tho;4adicals to
contest the election „will probably .end in
talk, as the Now York Democrilcy are not
the men to be tampered with.
New Jersey returns Seymour a majority
of 2,793, and Randolph, Democrat, a major
ity of 3,001.
Complete returns from Connecticut state
Grant's majority at 2,012.
Massachusetts rolls up Grant a majority of
76,053, and Claflin, Radical candidato for
Governor, 61,317. The Legislature stands:
'Senate—Radicals, 38; Democrats, 2. House
—Radicals, 222: Democrats, 3.
In Maryand the Democrats gain one Con
In Pennsylvania, the following additional
majorities are reported :
For Grant--Chester county, 2,088 • Daft
phin, 2,110 ; Philadelphia, 5,815 ; Wanting
For Seymour—Carbon '557; 11uck5,.528 ;
Barks,. 0,050 ; Lehigh, 1,317; Schuylkill,
1.221 ; Luzorne, 3,583 ; Lycoming, 120 ;
Fulton, 305 ; Wayne, 030.
It is supposed that the Fortrfirst Con
gross will stand as follows : Senate—Re
publicans 57, Democrats 11—Republican
majority 40. Honse—Ropnblicans 142,
Democrats, 83—Itepublican , majority 59.
The Democrats probably gain, and the Rad,
ices lose, thirty Congressmen. Tho Radi
cals have lost their two-thirds majority in
the House. "Glory enough for ono day..'
--'-Accounts have been received of a dread
railway collision, which occurred Thum
day pear,Newhain, in Wales. Several per.
sons were killed and ninny injured.
---The'monetary panic in New York con
tinues, and serious consequences are feared
by business men.
THE REASON DR. VALENTINE MITCR, Consumption
and all diseases of the Air Passages, be Uses instrtp.
wients to throw the medicing,glireetly to the seat
of the disease. thereby s ecting them to no
chap e, na,medicines 11 ._
given by the stomach are in
varia A subject to. Scores of persons will testify
to tl eir y
efficacy in all affections of the Blood,
Throat, Chest and Lungs. Can be consulted each
day of the week, except Sunday end Monday, at
the Keystone House, Reading. •
.'We, give, a few references from Reading and Le
' ituri, of the the performed by this treatment.
Abraham Herr. Catarrhal Consumption.
Su, an Rauch, Heart disease and Neuralgia.
James Moss disease of the Kidneys,
I Mrs. Henry - M. Craters, Catarrhal Consumption.
Molina Kelm, Cancer of Stomach.
llehrge Trottlo, consumption.
• Ifilltrun Surls, Rheumatism.
Mrs. William Suds: Heart disease. 1,
William Shiner, lthoutnatism and Dyspepsia..,
Mrs. Ferdinand Shantz, Asthma.
Amanda Haman, Fits for 8 years.
-John Worthing. Rheumatism for _years.
'Amanda Smith, Fits for 4 years.
Kate Walton, Bronchial Consumption. '
Samuel Brant, Fits.
Amanda MillickEttek, Fits for 0 years. _
Henry Uceeman, Fits.
Jacob Krill Disease of Kidney, 0 years,
Cleorge Snoko, Fits.
Lovina Waterman, Bronchitis for 10 years.
Amos 111 Fox, Catarrhal Consumption.
Mary Percy, Consumption and Female Weak
Abraham Bamborger, Catarrh and Neuralgia.
. Mary Tice, Catarrhal Consumption and Female
Catharine Miller, Falling Fits.
David NVentling, Rheumatism and Heart Ns;
John Steekbeek, Disetwo of Kidneys. -
nov 0-1 w
' Fnr.stt DRCOB.—Dr. Light, No. I North Fifth
street, Readingo Pa., has in his store one or the
finest and best silected stocks of fresh drugs in this
city. Dr. Light-and his assistant are always ready
to wait on Iva)s who are in want-, at any hour of
the day or night. Dr. Light and his assistant are
both ne,complisli d druggists and gentletnen,versed
LET those virile have detetted the premature evi
dence of ngo—the tell-tale whitening of tho locks,
the unnatural thinning of the covering which na
ture designed should be preserved to the period
of dissolution, logo no 'time in securing . a bottle of
"Barrett's Vegetable Hair Restorative." the great
antidote to baldness, gray hair and wigs.-43uPalo
Form. 9't 16-brio
TII to EL NOTION.
Apositive, permanent, and immediate Re•
racily for Neuralgia, Toothache, Bar..
ache, Headache, Rheumatism, Scalds, Burns,
Frost Bites, and all acute pains. 1
To. alleviate lxtunan suiferirt; should conAtitnto tit
higlttA aim of the true philosopher. What tho 'elan it o t
science in oar own day has already aeltkrod, by direelittx
the irdtahltion q eldotrfortn and ether to allay the 14 . 1na
cotetinuent upon difficult auralcal operntiont,
NSTAN sA T Y I R) / 1 1.?N CURE
will acconsilligh by simplo outward apliration,
Ills Wed is porfoctly m coif
agical, Its properticsaio , o
onlirely harinless as to be as appal) oto the child of tem
dor ago es to the adult,
_Thousands o inicCesinil CAN,I4 10%.
AiNtlint this is no fiction, lint ft fact beyond MI coiit op, emy ,
ands ainglo application of the carp will cAlt% into ilio io
Acid teal snliorcr dile truly iuwm thueulout l ' '
WE OKALLEN E THE WORLD
To Produce its Equal,
No family that ancattecomes aqui:ink('
with it tiirtttes be without it.
Price 00 Ctn. Bold by all Drugiißs.
E. MISHLER et ~" CO"•
Bole Proprietors, Ilesdink, Pu.
Roe what J. A. Dudley, says, of the firm of And.
ley Jr Stafinnir ono of the largest whales:ill:MU%
establishments in this country : • •
r I PTO. llagtsVsN kit
Jana 0, Ma.
H.VISPIAR 00., Reading, I'a.--Deaf Biter -
It affords mo pleasure to spent of ttio ven d er 01
Junoof your "Pain Cure," in nf own ease.
Juno loot, I was attacked with outalgia 1p IPY
abdomen and side, After suffer ng intOnselt [or
nearly two weeks, I was induced to try your tenle•
dy, and after al, application, to my uttersurprise - ,
1 was relieved in a few monde. go sudden was
the reno yf that I could scarc e believ e believe my ow
.onses. From my knowledge of the preparation t l
Amity believe that It will step via from nearly
every cause and almost Instantly. • • •
• A. DUDL_
Of the firm of DudloyA Bta ord. Wholesale _ Drug-
Etsts. I tan. 2s.q.
THE CHEAPEST AND REST ART(OI;h , PPR
ALL PURPOSES THAT SOAP 1$ (Mu
FUR L witsnuva CLOTHES EX(SPTED.
TRH OREAT AMERICAN SOAP 'COMPANY
take pleasure, in informing the people of Acadia
aPd vicinity, (but more partionlar i W nll gool
Housekeepers) that they aro tnnun during Brit
introducing a Soap superior to all ot hers for the
FIRST—For • Cleaning Paint iA Wood-work, Mar
illlSAlD—For Cleaning (and Polishing at the
,same time) Metals of all drioriptiohi; 1
Housekeepers can tit onoo Geo the groat ativan
toga of this, as it is entirely unnooess ry_ to keep as
horotoforo, Polishing Powders, Brio Dust, Sand,
1 Ashes, &0., &c.
' THIRD—For a Paha or Bath Soap, esPecintlY
whore there aro any impurltieS or stains imim Intl
hands, snob as Paint, Grease of any kind, Printers
Ink, j tgo.,&o.
YOUBTEI and last—For the thoneand and one
other purposes for which soap is in constant use,
and which It is impossible to enumerate At thls
DnIECTIONS VOll, CAM) ITAIIIIIR P PRA'Ri. SOAP
for each and every purpose above mentioned, To
be used in tho same manner as any other Soap pith
this exception, that it only requires ONE-THIRD
tho amount of our Soap to accomplish these* to.
sults no others, and ONE-THIRD of the TIME
and LABOR saved,
WANTED, evert/ Person in Reading Miry
HARRIS' PWA II: L SOAP.
BEWARE 01? ALL IMITATIONS!
.3filmtructurrti Exclueieeltr4,4 the G r eat Amerte
S o ap (~t)., Itri Arch Street, Philadelphia.
- HARRIS & CO., -1
41".BURE:lintaait k MA !MIRA, 00n144 Of Fifth
and Washington Streets, Sole Agents fo;r ItoJ ;ding.,
AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY CITY & 11N-I
TY IN THE UNITED STATES.
CONFECTIONERY ! dONFEOTIONEIRY
B. r. RUDER,
At No. 107 North Fifth t4tr4el,
isnoiv prepared to furnish our °Wrens with Con
fectionery, Candies and Ice Cream, at wholesale
Also all kinds of plain and fancy Cakes. Ice
Cream of all flavors constantly on hand. A call Is
solicited. Juno U
IVOTICE.—Tho attention of mechanics and In
1V boring men is callod to tho Fortune Building
and Saving Assoniation:of Rending. Theentree;
are $1 each, and limited to fifteen hundred. Already
a large dumber of shares aro taken, leaving /4 tow
more for disposal. Those desiring had bettor call
early in order to secure them.
For further information call at the store of
Jones 0. Thomas, grooor, corner Fifth and Court
streets, or at the residence of Robert Wagner, N.
E. corner Fifth and Court streets, or on the under-
J. ROSS MILLER, Secretary.
oct 291 mo 081ee,141 Court Street.
R E,IIIOV Ale! lIRMOVAIritt •
Has been removed from the Keystone Building to
the new and elegant store,
NO. 937 PENN STREET,
Where customers will find o very large stookof the
best and purest
WINES, BRANDIES, WHISKIES;
&cc., ever offered to the public of Reading. AU th
proof of the above that is required is trial. A
share of patronage is solicited. TOBIAS BARTO.
lIA2SSON lc NOLAN;
GAN AND STEAD'
PIPE RAILING FOR CEMETERY
113 SOUTH 1914VENT0 STREET,
.CITY OF READING
or sale. at n Discount. at r: .