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HARVEY BICKLER, Editor.
TUN KHAN NOCK, PA.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1869.
Wen- it not for the little insignificant
looking "e" in the name "Zeba," we should
be almost, if not altogether inclined to the
opinion, that the following statement —
copied from the Harrisburg Patriot —as to
the mode in which a paytriotic "paste
sliuger" got his finger into the sticky dish,
—referred to the Hon. Ziba Lott, of this
When the hist named gentleman left here
for the Capitol, he was dressed inhis "Leg
islator clothes." We can't think he would
consent to soil them, with the sticky, glut
inous compound, called paste. We shan't
l>elif've that our Ziha is the identical
"Zt ba" spoken of. Nothing short of his
return in the spring, with a soiled and
ruined suit—with pockets filled with paste
brushes, damp and sticky with recent use ;
will convince us. (He'd hardly pack them
with his share of the Purdon's Digests,
manuals, records, pens, envelopes, paper
and other Legislative perquisites.)
His absence, however, inclines us to the
opinion that he must be, somewhere, stuck
in the paste, used in such expensive quan
tities at Harrisburg last winter.
Hut, read the story of ' 'Zeba."
HON. ZEBA LOTT. —The historical failings
of the Lots is to look back. Mrs. Lot once
looked back upon the corruptions of the
city which had beguiled her understanding,
and now we have the Hon. Zeba Lott cast
ing a longing, lingering, backward glance
upon the fiesh-pots in which he was vfont
to dip his legislative spoon when a member
of the House. The Hon. Zeba cares noth
ing about the honors which attach to a
Pennsylvania law-maker; others may wear
the laurels of the legislator ; others may
carry off the palm in debate, or receive the
plaudits of the public for successful hits in
Buncombe ; but as for the Hon. Zeba Lott,
who was last year a member of the Legisla
ture, liis ambition will be fully satisfied if
he can paste and fold documents for the
gentlemen who coiiqiose the present House
of Representatives. He not only looks
back upon Sodom, but returns to and re
enters it, even if it must la; in the humblest
and most degraded conditiou. He cannot
help if, for he is a Lott.
Yesterday, in the House, during the elec
tion of subordinate officers, the Hon. Zeba
Lott was nominated as one of the radical
caucus candidates for PASTER and FOLDER.
Mr. Brown, of Clarion (dein.,) moved to
insert, in lieu of this nomination, the name
of George Schindler, of Cumberland county
a maimed soldier. Mr. Brown sent up to
the Clerk's desk, and had read for the in
formation of the House, a paper signed by
Governor Geary, Secretary Jordon, Audi
tor General Hartranft, Surveyor General
Campbell, and other distinguished radicals,
recommending Mr. Schindler to the good
offices of the House. A debate upon the
motion sprung up, in which Mr. Brown,
Mr Corn man, of Cumberland, Mr Nice, of
Schuylkill, and Mr. Playford, of Fayette,
all democrats, cogently and eloquently
urged the propriety of adopting the motion
whilst Mr. Strang of Tioga, Mr Davis, of
Philadelphia, and Mr. Nicholson, of Beaver,
all radicals, opposed the motion with great
vehemence and bitterness. The motion
was lost by a strict party vote, the demo
crats voting for it, and the radicals against
Thus the radical majority in the House
gave this small position to Hon. Zeba Lott,
ex-member of the Legislature, in preference
to George Schindler, the maimed soldier.
Mr. Schindler is a member of the radical
party, and the objection of "disloyalty"
cannot be urged against him. But the
• Hon. Zeba Lott had to be permitted to
gratify his PENCHANT for looking back up
on the stews of Sodom, even at the expense
of this one-legged radical soldier.
Oh ! shame, where is thy blush ?
We devote several columns of this
page to a brief, and to us, an interesting
sketch of the HON. ASA PACKER, taken from
a late New York paper. To most of our
readers we presume this plain narrative of
an active real man, whose business often
calls him among us, —but whose modesty
makes him reticent as to himself and the
means whereby he has achieved his great
success; will le read with far greater in
terest than any romance, or mere story of
Judge Packer has been spoken of by
many of the leading papers of the State as
the next Democratic candidate for Govern
or. We have from the first, seconded this
suggestion, or nomination.
To say that he is a pure, honorable and
upright man—one who never for any pur
}K>se lent himself to the doing of a mean or
wrongful act. is but, faint praise to those
who know him most intimately. To say
1 j that lys election as Governor would, for a
period at least restore the administration of
the affairs of the State to the plan and prac
tices of the earlier and better days of its
history, is saying enough, if rightly uniler
, stood, to secure for him a unanimous nom
ination, and after it. a triumphant election.
I>'t the people read the storv of the next
"•v Governor of Pennsylvania !
I i A fashion authority says the bride now
,i, furnishes the bridesmaid's dresses.
(From Hayney's (N. Y.) Journal.
ASA PACKER, OF PENNSYLVANIA.
BY. JOHN ELDF.RKIN.
Anthracite coal was first used in the Wy
oming Valley, Pennsylvania, in the year
1708. A blacksmith, whose name is unfor
tunately unknown to the writer, was the
first man to utilize, in his inconsiderable
country stithy, this valuable mineral. It
was not until one hundred years afterward,
inlßoß, that Judge Fell, of Wilkesbarr, first
used it in a grate for heating his family
As late as 1820 the mining of autlira
cite coal may hardly la 1 said to have begun,
for the production of that year did not ex
ceed 365 tons, or one ton for each day.
Half a century later, in 1866, the annual
production has reached 12,000,000 tons, or
31,000 tons (>er day. A recent visitor to
the coal fields, in summing up the amazing
development of this great interest, says :
•'Little did the toiling wagoner who, over
rough and mountainous roads, slowly
pushed his way towards PhiLulelphia, with
his wagon laden with this new and little-un
derstood article of fuel, realize that the
child that passed him by fhe roadside
would, ere his head was mantled by silver
y locks, see a capital of more than one
hundred and fifty million dollars invested
in the transi>ortation routes for carrying
this article to market, or that it would be
come a necessity in every household. It is
probably within bounds to say that in
mines developed and undeveloped, in mine
improvements, and in the cost of construc
tion and equipment of water ways and rail
ways, the anthracite trade of Pennsylvania
at the present time represents a property
valuation of three hundred and fifty mil
lion dollars. Great as is this growth, and
enormous as the figures, the trade
is by thinking men believed to l>e yet iu its
To trace the course of this
how wagons were supplanted by arks ; arks
by canal boats : canal boats by gravity rail
roads, and those by locomotive roads, and
monuments of engineering skill propor
tionate to the vast operations of the present
time, is impossible within the limits of this
article- It is our purpose to glance at the
history of one individual whose life has
lieou mainly spent in pushing forward the
great works which have largely contributed
to this enormous growth, and indirectly to
the prosperity and comfort of millions of
the American people.
Asa Packer was born in the township of
Groton, New London County, Connecticut,
in the beginning of the year 1806. His
grandfather, Elisha Packer, was most
prominent and successful business man of
his native town.
He was a farmer, tanner, and shoe manu
factuer, diligent in business, and not neglect
ful of those higher responsibilities which he
inherited with his puritan blood. He was a
staunch member of the Baptist denomina
tion, and worshipped in the church erected
on the site of the old Pequot Fort, still in
existence, and known as the Fort Hill
Church. His father, Elisha Packer, Jr.,
was a man of strong sense, industrious,
economical, and of indejieudent character,
but never very successful in business. A
younger brother of his father,- Daniel
Packer, however, had a watchful eye to the
interests of his nephew, aud as soon as Asa
was of age, to do something for himself,
this Daniel Packer got him a situation in
thetanuery of Mr. Smith, of N. Stouington.
Although Asa Packer hail enjoyed very limi
ted opportunities of education, these had
enabled him to master the rudiments of
knowledge, and he made every effort to im
prove his mind and increase his store df in
formation. By diligence, faithfunless and
good temper, the first indications of a man
ly character, he won the confidence, and ul
timately the affection of his eniph >yer. Des
pite liis youth he came to lie regarded by
the tanner as a confidential friend and ad
viser, and if death had not interposed and
broken the connection, Asa Packer would
probably have become a partuer in the es
tablishment, and ended his fife as a tanner.
During Mr. Smith's last illness Asa was his
trusted manager, and after the hours of
business his sympathizing friend and com
After the death of Mr. Smith, Asa #ll gag
ed himself to a farmer by the name of John
Brown. This fanner wa§ a man of strong
charater and still stronger convictions. He
was a Democrat of the school of Thomas
Jefferson. From this farmer Asa Packer
got the bias which has ever inclined his
heart and judgment to the party which is
now known as the Democratic.
After passing a year with the old farmer,
summering and wintering with him, talk
ing over in the long days of labor every
subject connected with the business of far
ming, and the duties of the citizen, and
getting discipline both of body and of
mind of the most valuable kind, Asa went
back to Mystic, and spent a year at home.
During this year he attended school, and
having learned the value of knowledge, he
applied himself to study, and arrived at
considerable proficiency in those branches
which are most useful in the practical af
fairs ok life.
Like all young men of New England,
when Asa reached seventeen years of age,
he felt that it was time for him to make a
serious effert to establish liiinself in the
world. At this time Pennsylvania was at
tracting great numbers of Eastern men.
The tide had not yet set for the more
distant Western portions of our national
domain. Taken up by the cm-rent, in the
years 1822, when but just seventeen, with a
knapsack which contained his whole ward
robe, an a few dollars in his purse, Asa
Packer set out on foot for Susquehanna
County, Pennsylvania. Arrived at the
town of Brooklyn, he apprenticed himself
to the trade of carpenter and joiner.
After serving his time as an apprentice,
and becoming the master of his business,
he continued to work at it assiduously for
several years, when he invested his savings
iu a lot of laml on the upper water* of the
Susquehanna, and entered upon the hard
but free and adventurous life of the pio
neer. He made a clearing, and reared with
his own hands the cabin to which he soon
after brought u bride. The lady whom he
selected to la 1 the mistress of his home was
a daughter of Zoplier Blakslee a name that
will be recognized even now by many in
Northern Pennsylvania. She proved a
worthy wife to Asa Packer, in his early
struggles. >Vhilo he was about his work iu
the fields, or striking sturdy blows in the
forest which hemmed in his homestead on
every side, Mrs. Packer was equally hard at
work attending to the domestic affairs of
the household. Her nimble lingers, with
the aid of the spinning-wheel, made all the
garments worn by the family during the
first ten years of their married life. There
was no dispute about the authority or
sphere of either ; each found appropriate
work close at hand, and was content with
doing it, and with reciprocating sympathy
In the valley of the Lehigh, Josiah White
and Erskine Hazard, representatives of as
sociated capital of Philadelphia, had pro
jected and executed improvements which
made the wonderful riches of this section—
its coal, iron, timber, lime, cement and
slate—partially available. Hither came
Asa Packer, a poor artisan, to labor with
his hands, to mix with a crowd of men sim
larly employed suid undistinguished. What
has raised Asa Packer so far above the
throng of which he then was but a unit ?
Here was a field for the highest intelli
gence and the most untiring energy. Ac
cordingly, iu the spring of 1833, when he
was 27 years of age, Asa Packer left his
farm in Susquehanna county, and perma
nently settled himself iu the Lehigh vallev.
Hjs advent into a region in which he was
destined to accomplish so much made no
stir. He brought to the new field but a
few hundred dollars. His capital lay in his
active mind, stout heart and strong arms,
and in industrious and thrifty habits. His
first and second summers were employed in
boating coal from Maucli Chunk to Phila
delphia, in which he acted as master of his
About this time Mr. Packer made a visit
to his relations at Mystic. To his brother,
Robert Packer, and his uncle, Daniel Pack
er, he gave such an account of the advanta
ges of the coal region, that they were indu
ced to accompany liini on his return. They
visited in company the collieries established
in the valley and went, over the great field
just opening for business. Daniel Packer
was so struck with the magnitude of the
opportunity, that he declared that age
alone deterred him from closing his busi
ness, ami selling all his property in Con
necticut, and coming to the Lehigh Valley.
He advised the brothers to unite their
means and engage in business at Mauch
Chunk, ofiering to assist them with money
and credit, and to stand before them in ev
ery emergency. This advice exactly accord
ed wifli the veiw of Asa Packer, and the
two brothers immediately engaged in busi
ness in general merchandise in Mauch
Chunk, under the firm name of A. kR.
W. Packer, with a capital of 85,600. The
most of this money had been saved by Asa
Packer from hard earnings of former years.
The new house entered, from the mo
ment of opening, upon an extended and
profitable business. It soon became known
by its large transactions both on the Le
high and Schuylkill rivers. They were the
first through transporters of coal to the
New York market, and it is a fitting return
that the business should still continue to be
the largest item in the income of Asa Pack
er its projector, Through his coal-mining
0) >erations he was brought into close rela
tions with the late Commodore Stockton,
and between them there "sprung up a
warm friendship, a friendship which prov
ed of great value to Mr. Packer at a trying
moment, when pushing forward to comple
tion the great enterprise of his life, the Le
high Valley railroad.
Up to the year 1850 the transportation of
coal of the Leliigh Valley to market had
I)een altogether by water, but the business
liarl now reached such a magnitued as, in
Mr-Packer's judgment, to justify the buil
ding of a railroad along the banks of the
Lehigh river. Accordingly he urged upon
the Lehigh Coal and Navigariou Company
the policy of building a road as a part of
their system of transportation; but the
project was not favorably regarded by the
company. Experience, it was answered,
had proved that coal and iron would only
pay water freights. The Reading railroad,
which enjoys unusual facilities in grades and
water connections, was instanced to clinch
the argument. Asa Packer's opinion how
ever, was not affected by this adverse criti
cism of his proposition, and he determined
to take the matter personally in hand.
The ground for a railroad in the Lehigh
Valley was embraced in a charter for a road
of much greater extent, projected by that
great Pennsylvania financier, Edward R.
Biddle. It was embraced in the charter of
the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Sus
quehanna railroad company, incorporates!
April 21. 1840. The first survey was made
in the fall of 1850. Not until the 4th of
April, 1851, seventeen days before the char
ter would have expired by its own limita
tion, did Asa Packer hike his place in the
l>oard of managers.
Ou the same day the board sanctioned
the grading of a mile of railroad near Allen
town, and thereby the limitation was avoid
ed. On the 30th of October, 1851, Mr.
Packer became owner of a controlling por
tion of the stock, and subsequently sub
mitted a proposition to build the road from
Mauch Chunk to Easton, a distance of for
ty-six miles, for a consideration to be paid
in the stock and bonds of the company,
the name of which was now changed to the
Lehigh Valley railroad company, to suit its
extent and true field of work.
Mr. Packer's proposition was accepted
and he commenced work in Noveinl>er, 18-
52. Under his j>ersonal supervision it was
pushed with great vigor, OH hd received on- •
ly stocks and bonds in payment, he liaz
arded his whole fortune in the enterprize.
In its early completion and profitable work- j
ing, he saw every dollar of his investment
quadrupled, and'every acre of land iu the
Lehigh Valley enhanced in value.
The Lehigh Viilley railroad was finished
and delivered to the company on the 24th
of September, 1855, and was put immedi
ately in operation. Its coal frieglits, which
in 1857 amounted to 500,000 tons, in the
year 18t>6 exceeded 2,000,000 tons, 035.000
of which were delivered along its route j
from Mauch Chunk to Easton, to works
which the railroad itself had called into ex- i
istence. The addition which it brought to i
Asa Packer's fortune can l>e stated only in
Within three years after the opening of
the railroad from Mauch Chunk to East on,
with connections which made a railroad
route from the valley to Philadelphia as
well ; as New York, Mr. Packer suggested
the extension of a line of railroad into the
valley of the Susquehanna, and up that val
ley to the great table-lands of the State of
New York, there to connect with the New
York and Erie railroad. This would bring
the anthracite coal region within the sys
tem of roads leading north and west to
Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and also af
ford a direct route by connection with the
Catawissa and Erie roads to the great West.
Asa Packer has lived to see the whole of
this stupendous conception realized. It is
not possible to calculate the benefit which
it is destined to confer upon the whole
On his return from Europe in 1865, Mr.
Packer announced his intention to found
in Lehigh Valley an educational institution
which should supply to its young men the
means of obtaining that knowledge of
which he had in his early life felt such a
profound need. The branches of educa
tion to which it was Mr. Packer's design
that the institution should be especially de
voted were civil, mechanical, and mining
engineering ; general and analytical chem
istry ; mineralogy and metallurgy ; analy
sis of soils and agriculture ; architecture
and construction ; all branches of knowl
edge of inexceptional value in the Lehigh
Valley. In carrying into effect his pur
purpose. Mr. Packer gave a woodland park,
sixty acres in extent, situated on the bor
ders of South Bethlehem, and $500,000 in
This institution, known as the Lehigh
University, was formally opened Septem
l>er 1, 1866, and its success has realized the
intelligent and beneficent purpose of its
founder. By its charter it is made a self
sustaining institution ; intended to reach
both rich and poor with its advantages ; its
free scholarships being offered as prizes to
be competed for by all the students. No
sectarian bigotry limits its beneficent in
fluence to asingle religious denomination,
but those of every creed fiud a welcome to
On the 2!kl of Noveml>er, 1865, at a din
ner given to Mr. Packer at Bethlehem, as a
public acknowledgment of his princely gift,
at which many of the most eminent men of
the State were present. Col. John W. For
ney paid the following eloquent tribute to
the guest of the day " Here is a character
and career for youth and manhood to study.
Here is a lesson to the one to move on in
the path of improvement, and a stimulant
to the other never to despair in the darkest
hour of disaster and misfortune. We pick
out Asa Packer as the miner picks out a
piece of coal to show the value of the pre
cious deposit from which it is taken ; we
pick him out to show what can bo won by
personal honesty, industry, and kindness
to men ; by courage in the midst of bad
luck ; by confidence in the midst of gloomy
prophecy ; by modesty in prosperity, and
by princely generosity when fortune comes
with both hands full to realize a just ambi
tion." Among his immediate friends and
associates Mr. W. H. Gatzmer, the presi
dent of the Camden and Amboy railroad,
l)ore high testimony to the energy and abil
ity with which Mr. Packer had carried out
his great mining and railroad enterprises,
and acknowledged that although Pennsyl
vania is only liis adopted State, few of her
sons have done more to develop her miner
Mr. Packer enjoys to the fullest extent
the confidence of the community in which
he lives. This it has shown by electing hthi
to public office whenever he could be in
duced to accept it. He served liis neigh
bors several years in the General Assembly
of the State, liis services there ending with
the year 1843. He was then elected judge
of the county court, which position he held
for five years, and hence he is familiarly
known as Judge Packer. More recently he
lias represented his district for two consec
utive terms in the Congmls of the United
States, and his friends insisted on present
ing his name to the late National Conven
tion of the Democratic party as a candidate
for the first office in the gift of the Ameri
Mr. Packer's whole career exemplifies the
truth that in the United States there is no
distinction to which any young man may
not aspire, and with energy, dilligenee, in
telligence, and virtue attain. When he set
out from Mystic, Connecticut, to make the
journey to Pennsylvania on foot, it is not
probable that his entire wordly possessions
amounted to twenty dollars. These pos
sessions now are estimated at twenty mil
lions, all of which has been accumulated, so
far aw known, without wronging a single
individual. On the contrary, the wealth
which he has gathered is but a tithe of that
which he has Is en the means of creating in
the Lehigh Valley.
The Iteadiug A (tier, with the present num
ber, January 8, enters on its seventy third
year. The bound volumes of the paper
from its first number in 1797, are dreserved
in the Adler printing office, The editors
says: "The Ailler supports the same prin
ciples for which it contended in 1797, in the
firm conviction that our administration of
government must be brought back to them
if our liberties are to be made enduring,
Agricultural College of Pennsylvania.
The next term of this Institution will
commence on Monday, the 15tli of Febru
ary, 1869, and continue 24 weeks ; students
to report at the College on the Thursday
preceding the first (Lay of the term.
Careful instruction by lecture, examina
tion and practice, will be given in agricul
ture in all its branches, and#u the mechan
ic arts and industrial pursuits. The lil>eral
arts, sciences and literature usually studied
in the Colleges will also le included : the
object l>eing to make sound general schol
ars, while imparting the practice and a
knowledge of the principles upon which the
practice depends'of the particular employ
ments in view.
The studies and exercises of each pupil
shall In* specially directed, as the parent iiHiv
determine, 1. To practical and to scien
tific agriculture and to horticulture ; 2 To
civil engineering, architecture and mining;
8. To the principles of the mechanic arts
and of machinery ; or, 4. To the principles
of commerce and manufactures ; The
whole to be accompanied by the study of
history and government, mental and mor
al philosophy, the exact and natural sci
ences and other branches of a higher educa
tion, and also by such of the ancient or
modern languages as may be selected*; and
on the part of ull students, by practice on
the farm, in the garden, labratory and field.
At the proper time, a detailed account of
the course* of study and other particulars
will be. published. Till then, general out
lines may be found in the Hennsvlvania
School Journal for January, 1869 u page 185
Uv the liberaltv of the National Govern
ment and the State Legislature, the trustee
tees have been enabled to dispense with the
charge for tuition, heretofore SCO a year ;
and to fix the price of boarding. Ac., at the
lowest rate that will meet expenses, viz.;
8100 for the spring term of 24 weeks, and
870 for the fall term of 10 weeks ; in all
8170 a year for everything, except books,
light, ami a small cliar'ge for the use of
room furniture, when the pupil does not
provide his own, which he has option to do.
the buildings will comfortably accommo
date, and the farm of 400 acres pleasantly
and usefully employ, 400 students, Of
these,.each county and the city of Philadel
phia will be entitled to one without regard
to population ; and the remainder will be
divided amongst the counties and the city
in proportion to population ; all free of
charge Jor tuition.
To entitle to admission, the applicant
must lie the son of an inhabstant of this
State, not less than sixteen years of age, of j
good moral character and health, and well
versed in orthography, reading, writing, ar- !
ithmetic, grammar, geography, and the !
History of the United States.
First applicants from the respective conn- 1
ties, coming up to the above requirements, ;
will have the preference for admission; but
it Is not desirable that more than 100 lie ad- j
niitted in 1800, and the same number an- j
nually thereafter, in order that the College ;
may fill only as the students shall advance
in their classes.
The undersigned is authorized to pledge
the board of trustees and a full faculty of
instruction, to which he would add his own
promise, that every effort shall le made to
render the institution a benefit to the youth
who may resort to its halls, a much needed
aid to the various industrial pursuits, and
an honor to the State.
For further information address
THO. H. BURROWES,
President Agricultural College,
Agricultural College, P. 0., Centre Co. Pa.
A Happy Conception. —We understand that
'The History of the American Bastiles,' soon
to be published, contains some most cruel
narratives of cruelty and wrong, that would
disgrace the annals of the Iquisitions. It
is being prepared under the careful superin
tondanceof John A.JMarshrll, Esq., of Phil
adelphia, and Mr. Wall of New Jersey, and
will be a volume of 700 pages. It will be
dedicated to General Ulysses Grant, with
the earnest hope that this record of wrong
and outrage by one of his predecessors will
intensify his zeal in behalf of the rights of
the citizens under the Constitution. The
frontispiece will be ornamented with two
bells— the first steel engraving of the loll
of Independence Hall, with its time-honored
inscription—"Proclaim Liberty to all the
Land." Over it the sentence— ''This was Bell
0f 1776." Over it a smaller engraving of that
• • little bell" of Seward's with a hand read
ing forth from the murky clouds of despot,
ism towards it, and beneath, Seward's speech
to Lord Lyons: " I can't touch a bell on my
right hand, my lord, and arrest a citizen of
New York; on my left, andaarest a citizen
of Ohio. The work will also contain three
steel engravings of Forts Lafayette and
Warren, and of the Old Capitol Prison.
<6@*" Strange as it may seem, the first
person to n<animate General Grunt for tlie
Presidency was a woman. It was the nnrse
who attended him in his earliest infancy.—
Here is her exact prediction : "Hoity
toity ! little blessed baby ! Dancy ! Dan
cy ! Diddledum ! Sweetest, biggest, bright
est baby in the blessed land! Dancy!
Sweety baby, kissv nursv, b'ss his booty
eyes ! Dancy ! Dancy ! He'll l>e- -(baby be
gins to whine) —Yes the 'lttle darliu', bless
ed baby ! He'll be—(boo-hoo ! ye-lia-ow!)
—he'll lie President of the United States
when he gets big ! (Bee-lioo-he ! Who-how ?
Ma, ma ! Pa, pa!)', Then the rocking be
gan,, General Grant, therefore, was nomi
nated for President from his cradle. ()ther
claimants may stand aside.
FKOM H ARHISHOBO — LBGISLATI' RK —The
Honse was organized on Thursday by the
election of John Clark , (Kep.)of Philadel
phia, Speaker. The Senate was called to
order by the Speaker, Dr. Wilmer Worth,
ington, who was afterwards re-elected, The
U. S, Senator to succeed Buckalew, is,
according to Litest accounts, likely to be
John Scott, of Huntingdon couuty,
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I MERCHANT TAILORING DHTABhhH
; t St,
Takes pleasure ID luinounciag to the pohlie that he
has secured the services of a first class CUTTER
i from New York, and will keep heieafter, in connec
! lion with his Clothing Department, a first class shop,
i for the manufacture of CLOTHING, In all stales of
! the times.
CUTTING A MAKING, done at short notice,
i Every description of
31 EN'S' & BOYS' CLOTHING,
constantly on hand, such as
I SHIRTS, UNDERSHIRTS & DRAWERS,
i and all goods kept In the Clothing ami Gents Fur
| nlshing line.
Call and examine goods and prices,
before purchasing elsewhere.
' Tank , Pa. n23-ly
A Large and fine Stock of
Furs, Sh.awls, Blankets and
| WILL BE SOLD AT COST!
In order to close out Stock for the
Spring Trade.—at sherman & lathrofs.
'.'unkhannock, Pa.— n23tf
T U E E A G L E
C. J. WRIGHT,
(Successor to Drs. Lyman A Wells.t
Begs to announce that be will continue trade at tbe
old stand, ou
Keeping a well selected stock, adapted to this mar
ket. A full assortment of
all the popul >r PATENT MEDICINES.—Ayers,
Jayne's, lloilister's, Wishart's. Wolcott's, Scovill's,
Schenk's, Fphatn's, Ilelmbold'a Scott's, Ac., Ac.
ATE ST *jS| BEST
AO., AC., AC., AC.
Prescriptions, carefully compounded.
C. J. WRIGHT.
Tunk,, Pa., Jan. Ist, 1969.—v8n22-ly
Prof. J. Berlinghof.
/asljionAblf parbtr & Qair-Cuttfr,|
AT TUNKHANNOCK, PA.
HAIR Woven, and Braided, for Switches Jor Curled, |
and Waterfalls of every ixe and style, manufactur
ed to order.
The highest market prices paid for Ladies' Hair,
All the approved kinds of Hair Rest rers and !
Dressing constantly kept on hand and sold at Man
ufacturers retail prices.
Hair and Whiskers colored to every natuial
Tunk., Pa. Jan. 5, '69.—vßn2J-tf,
TO T! FARMERS Of WYOMING CO |
Now is the time to secure
SPX 0 urs COMBINED
HAY-FORK k KNIFE.
| The Subscriber hiving the exclusive right to sell this '
world -renowned Hay-Fork and Knife, in this County i
i proposes to ktep them on haDd, with all (he ueces- j
sary Ropes aud Pullys, at his Store,
Persons wishing to procure any of these articles !
can do so by applying to the subscriber in person,or j
by letter. If desired, these forks will be put in the
barn free of chaige. with the privilege of using tbem
during half the baying season of 1869, when the'
person us ng it will he required to purchase it or
quit using it at the time agreed upon by the par- I
R. J. HALLOCK.
Meshoppen, Pa., Jan. 5, 1969.-v9022.
,6000 Yards Best Prints, for
12|ctip*r yard, at C DHTRICK'o
WHEREAS, ths Hon- Win. KLWEI.L P
dent Jmlge of the Court of Common Pie,/*"
Court of General Quarter Session* of the i'ea,.. ' 1
the President Justice of the Court of Ovei and r"''
miner and General Jail Delivery, f. jr ' the tr'-•
capital and other offences, for the twenty.rii'hV'
| diciul District of Penn'a ; G- Pike and J. V
Esqis,, Associate Judges of the Court of Com", "
1 Pleas and General Quarter Sessions of the p ? U
I and Associate Justices of Oyer and Terminer
General .'ail Delivery of the County <,f Wy,,„
have by their precept to me directed, ordered a" 6
GENERAL COURT OF OYER AND TKKMI.Vpp
AND GENERAL JAIL DELIVERY
to be held at Tunk bannock on Monday the Hi), i
of January, A. D. 1869.
| • Notice is therefore hereby given to the Coron
' all Justices of the Peace and Constables witbia h,
County of Wyoming, that they be and a , Kir
their proper persons at the time anl p| a
mentioned, with their rolls, records, inquisition*
aminations. recognisances, and other rememhrar e,
'to do those things whic bto their offices in that the'v
half respectively belong.
Notice is also given that those who are bound br
■ recognisances to prosecute the prisoners that are V
I shall be in the Jail of Wyoming County, that the,
1 be then and there to prosecute them as shall fa
M W. DeWITT. .sheriff
tfherWTs Office, Tunk. Jan. 4th le€9
J*i9!3h g A LECTI It L to
£3Er YOUNG iUE.\
(Just Published, in a .Sealed Envelope. Price 6 its
A Lecture on the Nature, Treatment and
Radical Cure of Spermatorrhce ior Setuintl H ,
ness. Involuntary Emissions, Sexual Debility and
Impediments to Marriage generally ; Nervousness
Consumption, Epilepsy, and Fits ; Mental and i'hv,
ical Incapacity, resulting from Self-Abuse Ac p.
ROBEKT J. CL'LVERWELL. M D. Author oftfa
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The world-renowned author, in this admirable
Lecture, clearly proves from his own experience that
the awful consequences of Self-Abuse may he eff.-t
ually removed without medicine, and without dan
gerous surgical operations, bougies, instruments
rings, or cordials, jajinting out a mode of cure at
once certain and effectual, by which everv sufLrcr
no matter what his condition may be, inav cure
himself cheaply, privately, and radically " 'fa ,
I LECTURE WILL PROVE A DOON TO TIIOUS
ANDS AND THOUSANDS.
Sent, under seal, in a plain envelo. e, to any ai
dress, postpaid, on receipt of six cents, or two poet
stamps. Also, Dr. Culverwell's "Marriage Guide,"
price 25 cents. Address the Publishers.
CHAS J. C. KLINE A CO .
127 Bowery, New York, Post-Offiee Box 4
AGENTS WANTED TO TAKE ORDERS
FOR RECOLLECTIONS & PRIVATE MFMOIRS OF WASH
BY HlB ADOPTED SOS
GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE OUST IS,
With Illustrated and Explanatory notes by BEN
SON J. DOSSING.
A book fcr all sections and all parties, containing
the minute details of Washington's Private Bite as
well as his public career, (which general hisiorv
docs not,reveal.) This book is written by a member
of Washington's own family—one who lived with
him from infancy, and must prove peculiarly accept
able to the American Public.
The great demand for this work, its ready sale,
and an increased commission makes it the best book
for Agents ever published.
The most liberal terms to agents, and exclusive
sale in the territory assigned.
Send for descriptive circular and terms to Agents
Address, WILLIAM FLINT.
No. 26 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
V8n16.w4 1 '
THE Advertiser, having been restored to health
in a few weeks by a very simple remedy, after
having suffered several years with a severe lung af
fection, and that dread disease. Consumption —is
anxious to make known to bis fellow suffers the
means of cure
To all who desire it, he wi.l send a copy of the
prescription used (free of charge), with the directions
for preparing and using the same, which they will
find a sure cure for Consumption. Asthma, Bronchi
tis Ac. The only object of the advertiser in sending
the Prescription is to beneSt the atUietej. an J spread
information which he conceives to te invaluable ;
and he hopes every sufferer will try his remedy, as
it will cost them DOthing, an i may prove a blessing
Parties wishing the prescription will pleise ai
dress Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON.
165 South Second St, Williamsburg, Kings 0#
New York. " vPn2l-3nn.
" STENCIL PLATE CUTTING.
The subscriber is prepared to do all Stencil Plate
Cutting of letters of and inch an i upwards, ia the
neatest and most artistic style.
FARMERS, MILLERS and GRAIN DEALERS,
who wish to letter bags, boxes, or pircels, will hrve
their orders for plates atten leJ to promptly.
Orders by letter accompanie 1 with Cash—B een'r
per letter, will receive prompt attention.
B. <}. WHITE.
Me hoop toy, Pa., Jan. 5, '63.-vßn22 w2.
PLASTER ~FOR SALE.
I have Several Hundreds of Tons of (Cayauga)
Ground Plaster, which I offer for sale in any quanti
ties to suit purchasers,
AT REASONABLE PRICES
Farmers should now provide a supply for the dm
Tunk., Pa. Jan. 5. 1369.-vßu22.
For doing a family washing in the best and cheap
est manner Guaranteed equal to any in tho world!
Has all the strength of old rosiu soap with the mild
and lathering qualities of genuine Castile. Try this
splendid Soap. Sold by the ALDEN CHEMICAL
WORKS, 43 North Front Street, Philadelphia
Whereas, letters of Administration to the estate
of John F. Wintermute, late of Forkston tp., dee d,
have been granted to the subscriber. AH persons in
debted to the said estate are requested to make im
mediate payment, and those having claims or de
mands against the estate of the said decedent, will
make known the same duly authenticated without
delay to JULIA A. WINTERMUTE,
Forkston, Dec. Ist "68—nl8-6w. Administratrix.
Estate of Almanza R. Tyrrcl, Deceased.
Letter of Administration, on the estate of Alman
ia R. Tyrrel, late of Northmorclanil Tp., Wyoming
County, dee'd., have been granted by the Register
of said County, to Charles Frear. or Overfield Tp.,
in said County. All persons having claims or de
mands against the estate of the decedent, are re
quested to make tbern known to the said Adminis
trator, at his his residence in said Township, and
those indebted to make Immediate payment.
CHARLES FREAR, Adm r
Jan. sth '69—vßn22-6w.
ADMINISTRATRIX NOT ICC.
Whereas, letters of Administration to the estate
of Sylvester Carpenter, late of Clinton tp., dee d,
have tieen granted to the subscriber. All persons In
debted to the said estate are requested to make im
mediate payment, and those having claims ordc
mamls against the estate of the said uecemlent. will
make known the same dulv nuthonticieated without
delay to SARAH E. CARPENTER
Clinton, Dec. 23rd '6B—n2l-6w Administratrix.
GUARDIAN'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court ot
Wyoming County, there will be exposed to Public
Sate, in the Township of Forkston, in sai l County
on Thursday the 13th day of January, 1869, at the
house recently occupied by Thomas P. Hitchcock,
at 1 o'clock P. M. of said day, the following describ
ed real estate, situate in Forkston Township, Wyo
ming County, Pa. : Bounded on the North by N.
A. McKown, on the East by Hiram Hitchcock, on
the South by Public Highway, and on the West bv
Caroline Summer ; containing r.bont one-half acre
I of land with a frame for a dwelling house thereon.
1 Terms of Sale.—Ten per cent, of one-fourth of the
purchase money to be paid at the striking down o!
the property, the one-fourth less ten |ier cent, at the
Continuation absolute and the remaining thn ■
tourths in one year thereafter with interest, from
the confirmation nisi.
By order of the Court ) Guardian
E. J. KEENY,CIerk. \
fjVASTMAN sells goo i Htmlock half-Joitoie s>le i
J Kip Boots at $3,75 ; French calf peggi Bjot*
i at $6 ; Imported French Calf, Fair Stitched. Bo"
Toes, at $lO, and every other article iahisline it
equally low prices.
i WILL purchase a pair of Eastman's water
' I proof Boots, certaiu to keep auy man's !'
| dry who wean them, for a twelve month.