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scarcely knew he t . she looked almost _
like the Agatha of ten rears before. and THE OBSERVER.
not like the pale-faced women. with sad
eves and hard hues about the mouth, and
hair beginning to whiten, that had last
looked in that glass. Then she began to
brush the hair to see it' the silver threads
-could not be hidden—for his sake—end as
she did this she blushed at her vanity, and I
laughed a laugh so happy that it startled
'her. The little chamber had not heard
such a laugh for years. With what a
thankful heart she knelt by her bedside
that New Year morning, saying no words
probably, only giving up a full heart to her
heavenly Father, asking a blessing on the
New Year and the new duties that she was
to assume, anti then she layed down and
went to sleep as happy as a child
In less than a month from that time,
Agatha Holmes became the wife of Dr.
Lee. Poor Emma had been dead for a
year or more, so village gossips could make
no objection, though Agatha was not as
beautiful as the first wife had been: but it
was won4rful, they said how young and
pretty she had grown; may be because
...the had left off those sober-colored dresses:
b u t we know that it was heotubs of the
light reflected from loving and loved and
iatti,tie , l heart
"IKEA( 1.1 4,U Nu 13. Carpenter. of
South Boston, has been held to answer Miss
llenriettit Richardson. in an action for
ilatnages for breach of promise of marriage.
l'irpenter is a rarpenter by trade, possess
ed ot a tan share of this won lira goods. and
la. ‘t I , hal. t• eiw,s,sing in his person
lie i= a %%Mower by previous bereavement.
and forty year-, of age. But it seems that
-eighteen" had 11,, objections to "for
ty,' and, when the match was broken,
nothing less than s3.ots.) would heal the
wounded affections of the comely Henriet
ta. The counsel for the plaintiff engaged
the cur of the jury by a plaintive statement
that his client —young and lovely—had
I eroine in the early bloom of youth—just
ei;lit. en • -.a:qualmish pith the defendant
-dark .01,1 designing—till the fulness of
age--ail,l that the acquaintance grew into
intimacy, trutn that into fondness. and from
that into the (1111 fruition of fully blown
love that iirornises of marriage were made
AO passed on loth sides that the plaintiff
--always young and lovely—made all the
usual preparatainu, for entering the holy
date. a nd exi.,eete , l to enter, until some
time in Marcli, when the defendant,
then her lover. now her opponent. then
and there -,, refit-ell to enter, deserted her
tiou•e, tor-ook her s , )ciety, left her bruised
urai t anti, in short, up and ruarrie,l anoth
er lady. For tin-, 3,11-0 , Richardson thinks
she should receive 3:3,000, and certainly the
demand seems reasonable.
To support this view of the case, several
young ladie , , and the mother of the plain.
tiff were called to testify upon the subject,
and very much light was thrown thereon.
The mother had seen, beyond all doubt,
what things were tending to, and in antic
ipation of an early consummation of the
young folks' happiness, had purchased a
quantity of crockery ware and a bed, as a
commencement for house-keeping. A
young lady named Stair, who was the near
est and dearest friend of the fair plaintiff,
testified that frequently she had called at
the fair Henrietta ' s house, where she used
to see the defendant and her
friend sitting lovingly together in sweet
converse, and that, on these occasions, be
the evening never so pleasant, and a ram
ble ever so agreeable, she could never in
duce her to leave the house. She would
not leave her comforter. Another lady—
this time a married one—had seen the par
ties walking in Broadway, with the gentle
man's arm around the lady's waist, and
so forth. What the "so forth" means,
however, we cannot say to any degre of
The defendant, when his turn comes,
will deny all the allegations of the plaintiff,
and, also, endeavor to show that tho fair
young lady's character, was such that, when
she appeared to him in her true colors, he
could not do otherwise than leave her.—
How he succeeds remains to be seen.
on. The Bangor W/ug relates an instance
of female pluck as follows: By the last
steamer from California a young lady who
went from Bangor six or eight years ago
leturned, and came to Maine b e y yesterday's
kiltViku4lti":"Cittitir4C - CCia t rity. When the
great defaulting banker, lietgs, ran away
from San Francisco, he had in his posses
sion about ::1,2.00 of this lady's money. He
went to South America, as at is well known.
When the lady got ready to come home,
she proceeded first to the South American
port where Meigs landed, but found he
was residing about three hundred miles up
the country. Nothing daunted she started
off with determined pluck found her man,
recovered S-100 or the money and proceed
ed on her voyage home."
TIE FORREST S:lT.—The great Forrrest
(livorce case, commenced six years ago,
has just been brought to a final deter
mination in the courts of New York. The
New York Herald says:
lie (Forrest) declined to pay her any
thing whatsoever in the shape of alimony,
having, like the Jew of Venice, "and- oath
in Heaven" to contest the case to the bitter
end. The only moneys retired by Mrs.
Forrest from her husband were some small
allowances while the cause was being
tried. And now, when the final issue is
leached when the Judge who presided at
the trial, and the most important witnesses
who testified upon it, are dead—we have
an award which compels Mr. Forrest to pay
at least double the sum given to Mrs. For
rest by the jury, and three times what it
could have been settled for previous to the
trial. The referee awards to Mrs. Forrest
four thousand dollars per annum from the
time of the trial, and compels Mr. Forrest
to give bond and mortgage security for its
prompt payment. What with counsel fees.
costs, incidental expenses, the sum
total to come out of the great tragedian's
pockets, to say nothing of the wear and
tear of his temper, w hich must have been
something awful, wni not be much less
than a hundred thousand dollars; and,
withal, he has a fair prospect of paying
alimony for many years yet to come, Mrs.
Forrest's being considered, in the assurance
iew, a good life. In fact, annuitants, like
office holders, rarely die, and never resign
Viir :Napoleon's Court at Compeign
amuses itself with parlor theatricals. in
which the Empress is very charming. only
she has a chronic difficulty with the letter
The behavior of the Empress at the
:ouncil of ministers is worth observing.
lfhe most abstruse and driest questions are
listened to by Her Majesty with the great
est apparent attention. She always comes
Armed with pencil and with paper, and
takes down notes with the prettiest pe
iantry in the world. It is true that the
lair and snowy hands, as if rebellious
iounst the thankless office, are continu
kAlLV occupied in sliding to and fro the rings
apon her fingers, and in turning and
twisting the bracelets on her wrists, whose
pretty little Chinese jingle formed so fun
ny an accompaniment to the reading of
the report upon the Peiho expedition the
other day.tkiat the grave seignors all laugh
ed aloud, and the Emperor seizing Her
Majesty's hand, kissed it rapturously,
making the funny bells with which the
bracelet was hung all around ring out a
more joyous peal than ever. So you see
all is not prose and dry discourse at our
t'abinet Councils; thepmence of a woman
enlivens even these pedantic meetings.
NIL, An extraordinary case of wholesale
poisoning has occurred in London. Five
boys, three of whom are in custody, s tole a
quantity of ls'lhiloua from a hamper left
outside the ..hop,of Ifiert4. Butler e. Me
t "herbalists," and thinking it was
liquorice, mixed it up with water and sold
the liquid to boys-"for pins." The thieves
tasted the poisonous mixture, but not lik
ing it, they did not drink enough to pro
duce serious results. It was otherwise,
however, with some seventeen or eighteen
boys who readily drank it off, and who
suffered more or less severely from its ef
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$1 /NI PNR YXAR IDI ARYA N('
ERIE. PA.. SATURD.AV. DE(
Their Fangs Extrseted
There is seldom any positive evil is it hou t
some positive good--or, to use that (Lid
eLmsmon-place remark, it is an ill is and that
blows no good. The ill wind that blew up
the Republican balloon. and +poured a
preponderance of that party in Congress,
has pretty effectually purified the Demo
cratic party, by stripping the mantle of
Democracy from the shoulders of such
men an Forney, and Hickman, and Swartz.
and Haskins. The first. as alneet every
one could see. has been ready to sell him
self for some time to the Itepublteans for
the Clerkship of the House. but there were
honest Democtats. who, reeolleeted less
former devotion to the party. could not be
led to believe him so lame and mereenai v.
They thought him honest in his war upon
the Administration. They conceded that
lie wet. actuated by principle, and when lie
talked about the "great national issue.'
involved in his attempt to divide the Dem
ocratic party in tie, State, they s
him sincere. When he denounced, a sit
that bitter infective he so well know. how
to use. "office-holder," and - oflest seek
ers. ' they looked askance at e% ory f.-. 1.1 .1
official, and contrasted their spoil. -oiled
garments with the pure ranueut tit eilisit
hoes,: ).1 oho Foes Eli pn etendisi to at ray
himself. But the hurrying on to Wash
ington of the "gallant" Colonel to tradeoff
his three followers in Congress, klicktuan,
Haakins, awl Swartz, to the Repuhlicaus
for the Clerkship must effeetuay dispel
every such illusion we have t netated
from the minds of the few Democrats who
still belie% e lam sincere. Protes4ing to be
a warm Amite' and e.trile-t triond of
Judge Dot ,isss ht"eciired the kontotele.e
of ni.inv wlou (ahem
eal and halt:} undet . but tlie oh,
Ject for %%Melt he plit)eit the roll
is now apparent. It was only to increase
his stock in trade, and tender hum a more
serviceable tool of the Republican pests..
But his race is run—his fangs eex tI
—and with him are those of In. compatri
ots and fellow conspirators, Haskins, Hick
man, and Swartz. They have placed them
selves within the ranks of the enemies of
the party they professed a desire to uphold
and purifye-the one by endeavoring to
secure office at their hands, and the others
by voting in Congress for that notorious
Abolition Republican, JOHN SHERMAN. of
Ohio, for Speaker Henceforth they are
known! Henceforth their police' relations
are defined ! Henceforth we shall not be
called upon to meet them as Democrats,
"contending for a great principle," but will
meet them as Republicans striving for
spoili. Their fangs are extracted, and by
their own acts, and henceforth under the
guise of Democracy they can no longer in
ject the virus of' their disappointments,
their hates, and their ambitions, into the
veins of confiding Democrats. It is an ill
wind, indeed, that blows no one good in
politics as in every thing else Let us all
rejoice ! esse
HON. JOHN C. BREMEN RlLX.E.—There 0,
something significant of the future honors
in store for this distinguished man, in the
fact that the CICIIV, pr day. I t
..a,l U aim, una De..M nimousiy, to the seat in
the United States Senate which will be va
cated by Mr. CRITTENDEN Oil the 4th of
March, lBtil. There e, no man in this
country. we believe, who, at In , age. has
filled su many responsible positions. or few
of any age, who have filled them ,o Kell
On the 4th of March. 18th, his term of of
fice as Vice President will exptre, on winch
day he will step out of the Presiding Offi
cer's chair, which he fills with so much
dignity and ability, to a seat on the floor
of the Senate ; unless, indeed, he should
be called, in the meantime, ; as is not at all
unlikely) to the higher position of official
occupant of the Whitehouse. The intelli
gence of Mr. Breckemidge's election to the
Senate, is received with the highest degree
of gratification by the Democracy of the
whole country. The record ol his brilliant
career, which became public on the occa
sion of his nomination to the high office he
now holds, has made the people well ac
quainted With the events of his live. As
a gallant officer on the fields of Mexico ; a.
the eloquent champion of the Democracy
in his native State , as the faithful Repre
sentative in Congress of the d,hlat,d Les
trim in Kentucky ; and as an accomplished
Presiding Officer of the Senate, lie has won
rare honors for one so young, and proved
himself worthy of the high distinctiun which
has been conferred upon him. lie is it
statesman of comprehensive views, and
truly national feelings ; and his past course
is a guaranty, that, in the new sphere of
duty ou which he will enter when Mr
Crittenden's term expires, his fine talents
will be devoted to a maintenance of those
principle, that are essential to the peace
and welfare of the nation. This election
makes Kentucky, in all the branches of
her government Demotnati, such i.
the character of her .Executn e, her Legis
lature, mild of the majority of her Congres
sional Delegation. Such a position. at such
aerials as this, is worthy of the land of that
true friend of the Constitution and Union,
sir the Supreme Court ot I quo, on
Tuesday, decided a case brought up from
Hocking county, in which the question of
the right of colored children to be admit
ted into th• common schools of the State,
was decided. The decision of the f 'curt
was adverse to the right. Justice' Peck,
S,ott and Oholson held that they were ex
cluded, Chief ,Tustice Brinkerhoff and Jus
-dee Sutliff dissenting. Justice Peck held.
with the majority of the Bench 1 That
the statute of March 14, 11'153, "to pnwide
for the re-organisation, supervision and
maintenance of Common Schools." is a law
classificatioh and notiof etc/lawn, providing
for the education of all youths within the
prescribed ages, and that the words ••w hite"
and "colored," as used in the act are used
in their popular and ordinary signification.
thus excluding children. 2, That children
of I African and I white blood, but vi ho
are distinctly colored, and generally treat
ed and regarded as colored children by the
community where they reside, arc not, us
of rtyht entitled to admission into the corn
mon schools, set apart under said act, for
the instruction of white youth-. 1 ;4 ,P.on,
as our readers doubtless will recollect, is
the recently elected fiepubbcoo, 'IN h o sold
his plantation and negroes in Mississippi
to become a compatriot of Giddings in
(trivial the negro team in polities.
Lefter from Gov. Wise.
in ) , Wise., of
t. , the thp, paper, in con
tradict itkttl crtain -tatemonts in relation
to itint4, It 4 44 t forth in the account of a
mit to Jim \ ftrown br M. B. Lowsr. Esq..
of tit] • ttit v. woulfthavo appeared last week.
but aLictice from lame prevented it. We
.ttlatut it without a wiatt4l of comment. for
it nce , l•4 none It .pettlita,t)r itself •
ii/(11 MON D. CA., Dec\ 10th, 1g.59.
I•o ft I•' Stove bui.—Deas r : Yours
of the 4th was received the 6th t., and
at my earliest convenience I reply say
That the printed •tatement of M. •I
Lowry which you send me is incorrect.—'
When at Charleston, the 20th Nov. last, I
retired, late in the evening, to the house
of a friend (Mr. Hawkes) where I saw this
p er so n , Mr. M. B. Lowry, who presented
a letter purporting to Le addressed to me
by the :Mutant General of Pennsylvania.
The professed purpose lie Mr. Lowry was
to visit John Brown, to identify him as he
said: ••to AMP whether he was the same
John Brown whom he had known, at some
time, in Pennsylvania." I understood, in
deed, then or afterwards. that his object
wits to decide a wager as to the identity of
Brown. :supposing when presented to him
that he hail not visited Brown I tendered
to him my permission to see him, but he
informed me that he had already been al
lowed to see him and that he had identi
fied him as the person whom he knew in
Penteelvania. I s.ter him but a few min
utes that evening• and supposed him to be
a clergyman. •l'he next morning (of Tues
day. I think, I went to Harper's Ferry,
and he wis in the cars. He stood up near
m.• .iii.l in the noise of the train, down to
the Ferry nom Charlestown (only 8 or 9
miles ) o b truded several inquiries which
roused in) suspicions of his motives, and I,
therefore, an-veered him very curtly, but
net in either the sense or spirit which he
pi etend, to describe. I can't attempt to
; ay. the e utile tor my purpose at the time
was= 1 ;•I,il t,, rebuke his inquiries by a
al.ghttng 1 epul.w. He had, perhaps, just
toundatmon enough to make his statement
•'colora6ie " For example, he says . "on
the train I met Gov. Wise, &c." This
would -eon to imply that. he had not met
me herore yet he say,- "Ina previous con
ver,atlon with me the evening before, &c.,
lt:•," without having stated that he had
seen the the evening before or that he had
been at Mr. Hawkes' house at all. Again:
what he says I said about the Surgeons'
claiming the body of Brown is already con
tradicted by the orders which I gave to
protest Mr• Brown and to hand over the
body to her under a military guard. When
I got to Harper's Ferry I learned from the
superintendent of the arsenal there, that
Mr. Lowry was anything else but a cler
gyman. To me, certainly, he professed
to be a conservative and anything else but
a sympathizer with Browh and his associ-
But what he really is, is now very
apparent, and I can only add in brief that
in its general scope his statement is obvi
ously mischievous in meaning and untrue
es to the facts pertaining to me.
BLAt —À Washington letter
writer thus speak, the Hon. J. S. BLACK,
presPnt Attewney general of the United.
fililiirftra i n die Attorney General.
Ile is physically 'and mentally a man of
strength. His 1 eat ures are strongly marked,
and yet indicative of both benevolence and
firmness. His rugged constitution, which
I.y a life ..f Atriet temperance ha*i been pre
served in its original vigor, scents to hold
in contempt all usual precautions fur the
preservation of health. lie appears to have
utterly repudiated both overcoat and um
brella. Ile- is as sound in reputation as in
Ixe4 . During his official term, repeated
encounters in the Supremo Court with
many of the leading lawyers of the country,
have fully tried his abilities and he has
come out of the ordeal with an increased
farpe. HIS ex traordinary originality, fresh
ness and power as a writer, are on all hand'
commended. and his integrity is unques
tioned. Rut neither one nor all of these
qualities will fully account for the popular
ity which ha- thus far attended hum, and
which has made ht, public career a series
of successes. It is probably owing more to
his unaffected simplicity of manner, to his
natural and perhaps unsophisticated con
tempt fur useless display and formality,
and to his frankness and openness of heart.
lie is slt.d to be a politician, probably be
cause he always says what be means; but
don't be surprised if his straight forward
slncerity should prove to be more effectual
than all the best laid schemes of more art
ful but less gifted minds. His name is
very favorably mentioned in connection
with the Presidency. No Northern man
stron.:er at the South. and in Pennsylva
nia his name would be a tower of strength."
* ta r \V. 'lase no organization of Con
gress yet. and con4equently are unable to
give the Presnlent's Message to our readers.
When we shall be able to do so is uncer
Pi 06,tbly not till after the hollidays
—unless the President should conclude
not to watt for an organization and send it
to thr senate
sek.. }Amur' Jackson, who attempted to
rob time mail while in the cars of the New
York mind Erie Railroad, in May last, by
admintstering chloroform to the conduc
tor, has been tried in Philadelphia and
cons me ted, with a recotnmentlation to mer
cy from time Jury.
J The National American Central
Committee convened at the American
Hou,e, Philadelphia, on Wednesday. Hon.
Jacoi. Broome IVAN appointed Chairman,
and Blanton Dunean.Secretary. A commit
tee was then appointed by the Washington
meeting, on Monday night, to cont ra
plan of organization for uniting the op
position to the Administration, consisting
of A. H. If. Stuarts of Virginia; Anthony
Kennedy. of Maryland: Eraatus Brooks, of
New York; Blanton Duncan, of Kentucky;
and .lacol Broome,. of Pennsylvania. A
committee was also appointed to prepare
an address to the American peo ple. No
other action was derided upon. • The session
was chiefly devoted to a private discussion
of the claim* ne a number of prominert
men to l're..idential Chair.
s a l- Mr. Du . the Sequestrator, ap
pointed to take eli of, and control the
Pittshurgh, Fort \Vsvn. and Chicago Rail
road. appeared in the District Court yes
tnrday. and through his counsel, presented
a petition to the court, praying the court
to grant such an order:l,9 would enable him
to pay the emplot nes of the road, their
earning• for the month of November, out
of the earnings of the road coming into his
hand- = The matter was postponed until
Saturday next, when it will be argued and
decided. Many of those employed by the
road. are suffering from not having received
wir earnings Rt the usual time, and Mr
Puy. with a churwteristic regard for
those under him made the application as
HENRY A. WISE
A Naw COSDCCTOIt.-A. J. Dummies late of
the Williamsport & Elinint R. R., assumed the
duties of conductor on the Mail Train of the
S. & E. Railway on Wednesday, and promises
to be an excellent appointment. We regret to
lose our old friend Spofford who has hitherto
officiated in that capacity, but his physical
condition was not equal to the severe demands
a new road always makes upon that class of
of f icers. The Dr. takes a position in the office
of the Superintendent here.
gond and Cittratu.
RantAi lizirrui“.-11•Tival meetings still
continuo in program in of the Methodist
churches of stas vicinity.
TIM hII.I4IIIIIIMMILt CONFLICT. —The conflict
between tit, "Powers that be," and the "Pow
ers that treat to be."
anwoval.—The Free Pres., newspaper estab
lishment, at Meadville, is to be removed to Ti
tusville, The Free Press is a very good paper
except is its "almighty Digger" proclivities.
-Ctrissx's atec."—Look out for counter
feit Fives on the Citizen's Beak of Pittsburgh.
Do not take any fives on tht bank, unions first
k Weli scrutinized,:so as to avoid being taken in.
NAVA CovarT.—This minty sent two
enipr to the Penitentiary at its last term of
Court, t being the Grit for many years that
bays been Meted in Venango of any eonaid
Buststa.—Alo-topped and thick-soled
boots are worn by flisbionable ladies this win
ter. A sensible 6441141 k and one whose um
versal adoption would skew a gratifying de
crease in the list of deathiltom eonsumptiiin
air The Meadville fouvactijs assured by
parties interested in the "Atlantis \ and Great
Western" Railroad, that the arrangetrato are
concluded and the money ready to prosecute
the work ; and further, that it wiU,at once, be
war Hut, of the Half-way House, Harbor
Creek, gives a Christnoui Party on Monday
evening. A fine time is anticipated.
m There will be a New Year Party at the Amer
lean Hotel, Wettaburg, on Monday evening
the 2d of January.
NNW GRA:Mani ♦ND PROVISION 6vozz.-11.
J. WRALLON has opened a new store in No. 1,
under the Reed House, formerly occupied by
JUDD & CO. The location is a good one, the
stock is good, and Mr. W. is a good man to
deal with. Give him a call.
NawContrr PIOPOSID.—The Dunkirk Jour
nal some time since proposed that that place
should be erected into a county by itself. on
the ground that the commercial interests there
required it, andtecause it has to pay two thirds
of the county taxes. By all means let Dun
kirk be set off by itself, if such be the case.
WHA? DAT I—A "subscriber" wants to know
what day of the week will be retarded as the
holiday for Christmas and New Tears, those
days falling on Sunday. We suppose it to be
the custom to celebrate Monday in such cases,
and we had heard it spoken of as a matter of
course. We "go in" for Monday.
s ir Parker, of the Jamestown Democrat,
brags that he wasintroduced to Capt. WEAX.,
of the Wayne Gnarls, at the Warren celebra
tion. As the pliant captain is Sheriff of Erie
county, the introduction does not surprise us
a bit—he - Is "introduced" to a great many just
such fellow, in the course of the year.
A Torsn'e SOLILOQUY. —The following toll
oquy of • toper deserves to be perpetuated•
Leaves have their time to fall,
And so likewise have I,
The reason, too's the same—it
Comes of getting dry.
But here's the difference 'twist leaves and me
I falls "more harder" and more frequently.
Passau rot CURISTX•S !--CHESTIM will
sell at his Auction Store this afternoon articles
imitable for Christmas presents, such as Ladies'
and Children's Basques, Comforters, Gloves,
Hose and Rubbers, Elegant Bracelets, Bar-
R bags and Cape* Setts. All must be sold
wit/mat Loss 4. • • ••-- __
o'clock ! Ond Lawyer's Desk at the same
Mir The Warren Nail, in speaking of the
Wayne Guards, of chiccity, says: -Their gay
uniforms, waving plumes and soldierly bearing,
were something new for this place and elicited
the praises of all. We have heard several who
have seen the military companies of Boston,
New York, and other cities on parade, say that
they have none finer I( oking than the Wayne
Guards of Erie."
"TASOLL FOOT WHISKEY —Strychnine, or
"tangle-foot whiskey" has lately been celebra
ted for its certainty to kill soon after drinking.
A man whose stomach will not resist aqua
fortis, cannot safely risk his life with this ar
ticle. Hard drinkers will be pleased to learn
that there is a good reliable substitute offered.
"Minis-rifle brandy," killing two hundred
yards, off-hand, must yield in potency to
•tangle foot whiskey," a drink now in general
use. It is made of diluted alcohol, nitric acid,
old boot-legs and tobacco, and will upset an
individual at a distance of four hundred yards
from the demijohn containing it.
jar The Concert, announced in our last to
have been* given is this city during the pest
week, by Mr. HURT Sumas* and troupe, we
regret to say was unavoidably postponed.—
Mr 8. after making arrangements for this city,
ascertained that be could not procure a suitable
Mall in Cleveland. where he intended also to
give a Concert, during this week ; and as his
southern engagements would not allow of his
stay in the North longer, he had to forego the
pleasure of appearing before an Erie audience
for the present. When he returns from the
South he will give our citizens a touch of his
CLAI7II.--This old man with the team of
"eight tiny reindeer," sad a sleigh-box (unless
this year be comes in • wagon) full of good
things for the little folks, will soon be here
again on his annual round. lie is "S right
jolly old elf," strewing blessings in his path
way, and carrying joy to many a household by
his mysterious offerings. Long may he lire to
quicken the affections and gladden the hearts
of his subjetts.
H• has already commenced to make up his
budget for the Holidays, and has on deposit at
not a few of our city stores supplies for replen
ishing. Announcement of his places of deposit
will be found in our advertising columns,
ler Parson Brownlow, 'in the last issue of
the Knoxville Whig, thus explains his flight
through the Federal metropolis : "Since our
return home from the North, we have been
frequently inquired of as to why we did not
call at Washington and witness the organiza
tion of the house ! We have given the same
answer in every instance. We had in our
poeket $2O in money, • through ticket to
Lynchburg, six good shirts in a small carpet_
rack, and a new overcoat worth at least $2O
and this was more than we were willing to
risk in that (hoof tames. Stealing has become
an epeder•ie in Waahisous, and no man would
be wife ' .ewitb.thiouneh in his possession !"
PoLITICAL DCTr Of VOVNg, M EN —An ea
teemed friend. a Ito considers himself an ortho
dox ••republieso. but who hold, 11 the way,
that to he orthodox implies only th e maa nt e
nonce of that "one idea - with which hie pliable
organisation is infected, attempt. , to prove to us
that it in alike the der'/ and inte., , e of the young
own of our country to blend their fortunes
with that of this pie-balil party Ile will nor
do it 4, We cannot so torture n conception of
"duty," as to render MR attempt, plausi
ble to our understanding but suppose we
concede the point of our friend's argument,
and we some to the subject of which we had
intended more fully to speak Would the ac
quisition of the young men of our day to any
party in a majority of cased, taken with a view
to political influence, he icon 1. th. , ( ; The
fact is as notorious as it 0. I I Ile, that large
numbers of our young most. first attaining their
majority, look upon the working. , of our poll'
ical system, in utter indifference rhey im
agine_ their duty to he simply not to bother
their heads about it It is their ' , rout' how
that they know nothing shout polities. 111,st -
everinowledge they chance to possess . js care
fully concealed. All the great social questions
which agitate the minds of thoughtful tool—
the conflicting sentiments of sect tons—nitil
pecially the grand problem of self-governnieTh.
the central idea of the system under N hid, they
lire, is banished from their imagination 1
peculiar responsibility rests upon them not to
admit these and kindred Corks into their coo.
venation. True wisdom teaches them not to
Meddle with things they do not understand
Of what little moment to them are the tumults
oF,opinion and struggles of uuet ests Whit h are
nowvionvulsing their country troth c,otte to
clrcumarence ; and how lightly they heed Ow
storm of passion and prejudice which is gath
ering biacklx in the horizon and already ro, k
ing the national foundation. , to toe,cry base
and how little attention they pay to the voice
that calls beseechingly upon them trout the
graves of the fathers. and the rapidly empty
ing seats in the high pliefs.of uotst and con
trol, while meerschatoniiiPes, late nipper, the
latest styles of neck ties, the tits of (.„ i t..
billiards, balls, interview , atilt pretty ;:trl..
French engravings, the loony I.i..tore. to the
back of Harper's Magazine and whole elt ,-
logite - of fancy 4ritiki, detottiol ii. tio•tr
gies' The fact that the -hip ot the Republic.
to which their destinies ale ~, t 0.0.-
lag with rent sails and nu rudder on In ogry %eq.
and threatened to strike on a r
and go down, doe. Not :tug: hull .t
their delicate IL1011+1:401... Their .111 t.-pott , e
to the creaking% ..f ofn att•l 'lt •tithlig
of the timber is ss eon.- ..- nod
"Let 'er rip '• Need a.- eueoortge Hon',
the conviction that O w „r the ,•„„„
try" is a great bore. to he lsti ontineil r.,
Congress and the political newspapers ' \ ee , l
we urge them not to he .leee7reil or , It-tartar'
from their tritnvility I.y the t lea ,•1
the old fogies that the hove , •t \111..1101 111
her young men" Need we beg thew A 'ailment
reflection to the fact that a bile the Republic is
more than eighty years of i, mailmen are -ay
ing that it t a "lista ' The principal. 4.f
Academies, and the Profe-s..ir- ren
der our yOtihti , men inci.brinio :41 , 1 in ihe .li:
charge of duty such fl/16 r. 0111111 11 ,/
out, by •tgorously Ftni,hing
from their enure of ctiuly, • fil).,‘P all. by
discouraging all lit terupt. t,, !. o -collet long ,•"
the history of. their own huh' i'oe•tito
Lion of the United iitaie%
a place in the ettersettloto
Laid upon the importance et !he ..lot , l languag
e'', and mathematical :it., put it el
with an ardor hert-tofore unkt,wn Et tr.
occasion Is taken to worn tto• •a
hp precept and exam' le, 3 t f1,11.1 e ti te riliF
age, they are a•lvi , .•l ..1"1;,•• .ttett tek,l , tv •tt,
grace which tin• pr., • ,J!
this way ,alua‘de c
into their ruin .14
"/RREPREs.IIII 1, •11.1. t sit - 71'1.i
LAur ---We 11,n t ~ f
the flash jlliti.trtlieit riper, lit
weer_ Maw. .. v u i,.• it
the abort• title. thiii ttiii • he e, , •1 ..1
en paper-, It r. pr -em•
groes, Heil- lei, Ile Is
stripped to lip' , we .In;
undergoing a 1..7.ul pt.,.--
and hair , irnighteutng io , g-oes , l ~ f
the very best whitewash, iteerL z i or,i4
Howadjt, is ilrftwing • Nit/. l•rvi
the pure white 1i1111.11V1 , 11VC..1 inp It
face and body with an en.l g:. w nth -, .faI;.•o•I
range while the e I.lri.cr Thttrlow We.. I
is manipulating the heal and. with a pr we , "
peculiarly hiq own, ttning rl i kink+ 411te
Foul—anil he, it • , e`.l If , IN- heel) all
adept at thkever h•sh i‘ the whiskeN
off of poor Tint \lnn.,le - 1.1. e .nalse hint a
good enough Nlorgan /Wei the(_
The picture iv a laughable one. an.l wni t ;1% At!
being trained anti sippendo , l
neighbor of the
There might Lc .t • mat, 11 t•tct lit litr
with Fred Dougla'ss apply In/ tl lan.pldaek t.
the same white part if.% afort•-tti.l Th woitl ,
be even more truthful tlt tit , ' r)1 , •
of the case, - fur thi,,•1‘..4 ~f • vtin iti . ill s . will
be found on a level Willi it,• twgrtt. long 1.,•1 .re
they can raise the I.laeks t t This lore; 111
nity of the whites Their 11.-irt. , are already
of the blackest hue polit jean% . if ri..t ut..rtoll
Bar The Meadville Jorrr-rot' .1 -e
of forgery in that t own It , ay4 that ..n
Wednesday of last week a ni to named : , au.tiel
Logan, of Fairfield tp . .lrea di from the
Banking office of A Dertekiion, , a
forged note to.whieh were •••igneil the
Jacob Smock, Henry Ilan iti I Hugh ttittli --
The next tiny it was discoviit 01 that their n twee
were forgeries, ond 1 oniitaid, wa. de.
spatched with a warrant to itrri-d Li - igan -
On Saturday night he hrouirlo lulu before
'Squire Tucker, haling aNtrolrended hint in
Mercer county on that Wit 11.. an taken
an hour or two hetore- (vv.. 1 , .t %11..111
this Logan .teetn‘t to he tuett•ly the ea:
paw, being a .inirlo i.t ire
meet with hit] . ) to idi• the iiiiinii) i o
names are Jewel and lt.r ,111.1 a 311 . 311: • ' lnv,.
been Domed for thorn Two litindrod find one
dollar* hare been rocovo 0.1 Logan n t com
mitted to jail to atomer
CRANGS toP —The regal tr .1 lily p.t..en.
ger train on the Sun'olry •,n.l Pt
will hereafter leave the lof VC.
street. for Warren. at NI tug at tlio
lattor place at 12 V. P NI r. lung. learn
Warren at *...! I' M :teriving in Erie at r. ;(I
A tri•weekly Pr ey yr, e t rain ;v.!!
be run user the runt, t',.llOA Erase Erie
on Mondays, Wednesday. and Fridsys at I
P. M.. after the arrival of the Lake Shore ear+
and arrive in Warren at 10 11 itm itrn i ng.
Tuesday., Thurßatty. and •:ttritr.lay... !eating
Warren at BA. \I., and arTis tog in Elie
M., in time n;r ears Ea, t not We.t See no_
tire in another colutian.
Soddenly, in Washington township. Dee
11;th. WILLIAM ti., son of Samuel and
Bustsass Cn4se.r. --Mr. J. II St msiot has* 1 Reeder, aged •ty. one tuntith and ten
bought out the entire stock and fixtures of Per- ds‘s.
king' old Confectionary Store. otiratk In New or . leans Nov ISth. recently from Iltrard Sflll. 1-
lie advertises a elrotee wisortmunt of .lloltday I; FM. aged years
In Springfield. on the I I 0; inst , HIRAM P
Presents. The services of Mr Perkins are only Mon of Porter and Louisa Warn in his 4th
retained in the manufacturing department. year.
%I it F: h 1 TUlt
I Rill illtlebteil 1 ,, ....or it it u•I 11
student re-ident nt s• , nt thclecent
number of tho et ...mint:iota I Itearaplue
"Jottings in Northern New +tied from
Washington t'... 1 "or eorrespostlent vields a
vivacious slut Ipt I.•,ttne fill )1 , 1111.! , 1 t/1131 hut
his sprightly teletence to the For Felantsl In.
is 1:1 ItAtitrol awl so rde fimm the
simple trlll , l gutty to discredit the sources
of his litho until The paragraph rstals "At
Fort Edward i. n seminary of no small preten
sions, b u t a litt:e noted f9r the smell of . lar and
a strong undercurrent of Phariseeism, which
pervade:lllle whale Faculty John Iliowniam
awl I.leethrig lvt.il.o.t have 4 , , eelipse4 the liv
er.!, 11111 ni , ,lert merit tm.t n. stern ',bri" at
. eeent It Wit ton Gm no oilier reason thau that
the sttoleot, n Indy. w from the south—while
defnrotit II It lonal eliamrter
1..4 VI worm applause
of rhr I remark .--
10.1 ' Flint modest merit at a rei•ent st,abt
tiou nisi a -lent rebuke fur nu other nation
than that the attpktit, a lady, was fron. 'he
utterly anti totally false. Hot liiag that
could be turtured into end an lartdrtit tier
having ttretirrell in the hirtury It: 4. 1111i (natal-
:Id Free speech is tolerated on our
within the nholrsoute limits which forbid in
decent, profane or infidel expressions The
same license in criticizing public men and
measures is allowed as IS customary with the
acknowledged party leaders :n the United
State.. Senate Both sides of -bleeding Kan
itall- hare been freely discussed and a single
debate ha, occurred as to -whether Brown was
endorsed o f not 1,3 any rousitlerable numbers
in the North. ull the hartle•t words being
used by the proshotuy speaker, who was list.
rued to with respet t That popular audiences
will evince their applause expressions and
points that happen to please their prejudices,
is nothing remarkable
lutrr yet to hear the
- '«s' uspo , •.o-tic rfprrs
otot from one ..f our young men
1. 1 ,, nothing a "sum/ IJI J4.1/1/ Brown. where
el., w he rune list Ibe Principal of n Sews
nnry rct , l , !le entire .peecll.,l E , lnas.l Everett
recently •Icltver,hl as Fanetill I nIL. 1,, his
WA 11 - 11101 ,'• • : 'l,og:‘ • ..r them.
WV. .1 , .14,.• wet. its :hit Phatisee“ Sou,-
: 4 1r tl
.% oat coll. poi •lent 41,1 gotten ht en.
•oeort to. 1110 eel er.e.l .tndent
or 4onie ta•, %ming t tt, I.4l•olden the prew
i-eQ. a , . 111 I 1..1 bier wore onf t.rly
I II • it I :he loor xe:', 'Ol IL,.
t• , 111 , "11..1'.• 1 9 1 t•lllightenea
! 1)1, 17 It, 4ectarinn
enw ~n.l :1.1- the
Full 11) -1 .tl.l Ih 1 brik g, If tll
in6,rlll through 4 lihet tl and
1,1 3.1%.•rt...nv ..; eN.L.tett , 4.
,!,ftt.• • iuhkeiis -111411 pru
tett.l,,n. ‘,.• W;Pil put,: ,„u it ud
Li,•nn Ili the flit dc,erve it
ith Th at Lit t hitt, Lette,l for
the 'nail t.l tar • ~ , t • to allu le to the
al„ t .111.41.11 . % rite
uLttute tose , t etheientl T• :teher ~1
14411 W 3. 1341 •L.l.tniCt 4 / 4 , / , 44 .4 I C , 14 - 4/44k ,44 / 4 454 4 .
art , rvinri• r. 1.• t •
g 441 3 44t; 4 ti .II I 14•1[14. f
LutKit N tc I ,11J1/11. i mtat •I, w 11/d,
y r „ u l,l t” hrnwl tan r•
1..., 1311 I 'll.,e'inle.l
I..tteher 11.. 1.,pr0!.; 11:111 I -
1-,.r I.•nt I
till:1i I•t•ityr •otirre• inn. mat ton
4111..111V or Teek;e•••‘. t., .Ict 2,-
-!; • :11.,.1 I :.• I
hiefi c.. n Iwnnr irive giVen th, !"'1
'OA 0pir.,..1011.1 cp•rr,,.lp.l
, h,p, lre 11 l •1111...1
Ike ttn th. 1.t.,z.t.0
Er I , it• i•I .T.2..tt;
;.;-;;;--. • ;;; n ;;; fin I ; •;,;• I ..0", ;•.;
I.ltt t„ ii 1 1 1 .1... -
' •or- -I.ttpw , ve .1 ~..yr• II NI , NE \,
;1 , •. 1..11 t: kit-rues
„fii, t,l ..; \lv It v Hi the al
It•-.1.1f1 , /li .11 KLI , 11"t1 l'r .111 , 11i , :ary
rh, !. Ir, t• •••rt".'ing eiir Rfl 115
•fol ••.I IV 11;1 I h.• II Ixerary ..!
I•r r•re:•erritti •11
.1t the date or thi• pap,. Lim c W9l
W1: , 14 I and whero now 4tarvi, our f•eatiti
-11.11 el , v wa••• then on'y a feeble frontier Settle
ment +OO .n, z ..r tt few don't N
lerts.r. was the lather of Dr F A IRt eves 9
prominent and noirti re,:peeted ar
rem and who it may not he anu—s t , i menii•m,
nom. when ••• much I. being said and written
al, •it the :• , inl•ur and Elie Railroad. was
!where the tir.t. -n that important
worm., he at hi. own risk and to order
o +nr lII.' charter graded a rb.,ro the
nett- Stati"l in Vanon t•lllnir in the
, anon •r ..r the test, 1 stti
S E NLvit .tutt..•Gi:muvrs
The nee' nn angetuertts nluch went tau., effect
ttii this ltoa i tll Wednesitty, t- w e ttre told,
contiut,e "pi) uula proper Form- acCOca
prcpared at Warren This we
are told will he in shout ten when the
l'a+senger Trani will leave Warren to the mot u
lug In-tea.l of in the afternuQn as at present
The promised new order of thing, wdl -utt
our Marren friett 1+ alvi the ration-, of Inc
rowd generally, ❑ouch better than an:, Aber
that could pr,,bahly t , v pr,.puvs.i. Car. will
then re•u h Erie at or !tear It, A \I
turtling arrive at t\xireu nt time husi-s
shy- e hear on el err hand expres•ion
—l l Ntn4 :101l at ',hi , tre ttrueur , •eire.l by ?h..
l'h ilvletphia an I Er:t. The recent
celettrAtittn amen I.‘ct) e‘c_r
isill2ol , t Ilial IuRII
r :i it r 11.
...ft.. 'lt t N I rwt.
1(1 , i•Ii. "1113 11 , 1i1 'in 4, N...1 1 11110y IQ TV( .prri
lioleing Iroui ihe litilto %mount fit %eft
.laily I rnr l 1 [hi- , eprk.-4 %IA
„ t h i . rw k e , 1,,e I.lntei- ni-1 ' i.nytng 1. tine
lime %1 elne.n.lay 1,0,11 - I.lne we noticed
.leigh lnnrl of fine.. t u I... , king leer. prising
np Szate--1 reef tront the Sunhury .Icing, 1.,
g;tublen the heart , toll ttekle the paittte ,
the tli , teiple. tt f Epkurn, in I ,ur eity
t)n the Isth 'fist nt the lotr...ettng.•. h. Ret
Gardner Dean. Mr 'f II kl/DErS t.,
MINI PERSIS M. PAVNE. %It 4 WikOtingt..n.
Erie County NI.
toil the 1301111.1. by k*..twi.r•l
• ,, t F a i rv i ew
10 Xils4l .
he ..tine place
thi the 7th lost , ut LelLend town hip Erie
I'll, by II NI. filinge. Esq., Mr GEIIRGE
V. Ti/1 SliEl, ()RESTA \ Hl Pst'lN.
~nth of Nlivltion Co., N. Y
Epw %Pi. \ 1~,., t.
, ‘ , :rs , •
.1( 1 ' , 1:1'11 I, NINI.
I Sta..., I • ri
'llO n% it. 1 trUt,“ 14[1
MABR IA G ES
oar An v,,,,,r50n. who de ,,, ,r,;.t
, o d eel of I rp.it silent D,
ulod and ..irtst, had L.( (..r i irjrn.
1+ he w)11 not take ally palienti 7
h e gpiti.,f3,l , ,rily curl-4 1,,
HIM tax tnte Cuak had a ac t ,
of my cy es which wan generally
curable. After I had 'man two
J Firmenieh's treatment the migt,.
and now I eau see as well Wllll It
other eye. JOHN .1 If EN DRI X, L. , „
- This is to ' certify that lit J
cured my daughter of Deafnev.
four days without pain
sigrlT etilikei too many (ovi eL ,
I woubl have fat toor..,oAd.roi. 'IVN•
professing to cure near!, • ,
recommended (or but one or two
frequently made arrainirt Corkr's krtrai
by persons who hare been urs.4 8,
trial of If Io bowsaw of di.oss. tha •,:'"
for not onto r It who is to blame for it !'‘
Proprietors, for when Inc pot up by
mended It wanlyas a stainataat, and
whic li me = warm up - the ayttent, •Prit then*, .; "it
and off cold, prevent Firm •"'ww,
good 1441110141 or Extern= applicaties ta "8.
"My Sees Tarswit, Iflistwastirea, and 01,, • ro,,
thou, h of ~ , ,,,marierid in git for such '*""
Asthma, Bronchitis, Liver and Brice,
pepsm, Chronic Diarrhea, dawsies,„
to rocceasfully and extensively usol a,. •
a Bottle of it rut Into a holly, the rucme r ti c t. --
Its use in oos mew, led to a trial of ;t to ,:"`u
it pained from one lodiridnal aorna,,,.
bunny and Delglaborhood % o another, =WI it
notary recommendations for almost ere',
fain finding a place in every family throaktmal
try What better swidenos could be sir i
any medicine than recommendation/ obtatit.
Let tilt.= that lack confidence in this Extr a ,
fair trial la some one disease, and Bo; tbei r o
more correctly of its value 2e21 C Afrtul ai"
Gifts for the Holidays !
LI /OM'S is this day nemln g a ,!-
. did 1046,ga:bent of RICH CHINA VA. , L:, p
CUM AND SAUCERS, HUGS, CANDLEIXL.,
grealvariety of USEFUL AND URNASUENTAL
CLE.Sonatable for the 11 , 1,days klegaat late ilift„
Tea Atta, ritchers, rtiver (ropa, }orb., 4000 s,
Napkit Wage, btorutilui lattoraa) and lota of ste t
wry, %%mu+, and Faze. aodooe tech.;
D E A FT , "N
In De., t tun,
Switzerland. T • °mu
For sale bey SANFORD k Co , Rapiers, No k
Howie, Lrie Dec 24, PAL
AVINL, purchased the ontin. 4 1 „,
and busloeps of J. H. Perking, I w, pba
cui the atten2on of the citizens of Er w, to m y
.rock of Holuity Presents and Confect.onery
gaged the sere ma cf Me. Perkin■ as a mama/sett:v ,
will promptly all all orders for lee lieut.,. ,ulec•r.,l
- Cake ind all party roods, at the lowestJ rm
Erie, Dee. 21, 1869.-Rw29 J STYX/.
And Provision Store!
I No) I REED HOUSE, ERIE, PT
rj .1. IV ILA LLi )S, has on lian.l and
xi.. lien a. clomp aa an be bought else • leo.' •
or Produce., any 01 the following articles,
I lour. Fish, Salt, Fruits, Tea, Co One, Sugar, Its,
SI rup, Oil, Stone Waes, Wooden-Wara, TO b•C' n,
Conte-...ttnneripa, etc , etc The aamirtwent u t. •
and of the first quality. I write au esamtsiath,
et,,,rk and prices. hoping by strkt attention to isu e .
and honorable dealing, to merit a sham of
m r motto is ••Quiek Pales and Prompt Retorts
Prreltio- of all knpda waisted.
kite, Dee H. Wits!
Wanted Immediately !
ATRUSTWORTHY AGENT in .1
State in the Union, to introduce new sod at
uable /122.1111. O.
i:+0,00 per elostA 4ad Expolaa Pad
Persnxnent employment given. For as ou'r
ktrurti..o4, with sta ,, pa for r•lurt
H B C. 4 R 71.1?
IPtamontl 111ork., M.
SUNBURY& ERIE RAILWAY.
(AN and after Wednehday the 2I•1 1,
kja regular pasoorpg""r train
LEE: ERIE, AT S A. 31.,
I .1,•e.1 arr.rlw at Warm!, at 12.413 P. 11,
1.6 E Vli IHItKN. IT '1 P. 11., t•
t 6.30 P. U.
Uomiar. wi end Fri.la) • st 4
Alter 11... amt 1... I a.. Rosd• •r,
•St I a Ir, l'a•seh, ar allartle4 will 14. a . ,. Era , '
" ft rt7r.n'tar46‘uinn^Latv.r"nia”teh!!..::rl.l.w":7ll:l,l.•°4:arMrt.o E
AO • k 11 4rrt% %t .! P tin. h, nikr.
_•\Ml A H1.411‘, .
Vrt, Ist 1.6 r .7.
M'CONKEI q SHANNON'S
Can be found
PL .TED Foßks.
rAHVERS AND Fußli.s.
TABLE KNIVES ATORKs
BLITHER's SAWS & CLEAVERS
Skates ! Skates ! Skates
McCONKEY A; SHANNON S
Bells ! Bella ! Bells !
4 :1101 - TIN.; IXES.
ALSO. A FE ‘k
B( 1 1' 4 A XEs
Saws ! Saws ! !
t. LEI MILL—ANDiCROSS CUT -11'1 , 1.1P
AND HAND, nt NO. '2 REED Hilt
• TEE IT} SHOES,SPRNGS AM'
I RoN, AND NAILS,
BELLOWS, ANVILS N
\ I:I9 . .NTLII*- I,S,
ILIPER: , HARDWARE.
LOCKS, LATCHES, sex,
FRoNTINO THE PARK, REED
Ilot.A. AND NO. 1 FRENCH STRIA f
Sign of the ANVIL.
WK are al.o Agents for NA 1 . 1.1 4?,
VICKKH k Celebrated Cast Steel Chen!,
Sheffield Ka t ., rind ablo Mt Kuhl Scythe C.. I
S...ythea, Rachenelsltle Conn
NVIf. LUrE. thankful for the liberal
• patronage given hint, announces that hating
proettred the ataistatce of .1 „LITE, he it' prepared
.lo all kinds of Dental wort pentoptly and In the latee
aoJ most mprorett .t, Ir., and the attention of th• pabir
.4 again called to th•
CONTINUOUS GUM WORK,
whirl, he ham torrn eegaged in waking for the pant yeti.,
to the entire atilltfaCtioll of hnt patrons, that he it aua
prepared to pat up Teeth rut
lase the name advantages possessed by the Conlin
onus l un Work, leaving no seams or ewes for the as u
ambition ot food, nod giving to the fate • perfectly natural
vioreanion,ll.oll for dupe It i. preferable to any other
vier-rho used. so lt will not wear the teeth. teeth oat
on gold or mires for those .ho prelim . in
Particular attention paid to filling and primerving natu
ral teeth, and alio to the correction of irregnb•HUes
i Mee in Betitty's Block, Park Row.
En*, Doc '4, 11110-442 1 . N. W. H. LICE
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