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THURSDAY, JANUARY P. ,ISGS
THE _Democratic State Central Committee
met at Harrisburg on Tuesday evening, and
decided to call the next State Convention at
that city on the 4tli of March. Previous to
the war, this day was altrays selected as the
one for our - annual State Conventions, and
sbmc of the old Democrats regard its aban
donment as_in some way connected with tam
late misfortunes. We hope the return to it
may be attended with as cheerful results as
they contemplate. The Convention will se
lect nominee for Surveyor General (the on
ly State office to be tilled this year) and four
delegates at large and two for each Congres
sional district, to represent Pennsylvania in
the National Democratic Convention.
J. 31. CIXiPEE, Esq., of the Chambersbing
Valley Spirit, a Democratic editor of twenty
years standing, an able writer and an•honest
man, is mentioned as the next Democratic
nominee for Surieyok Gera]. We have
known Mr. Cooper for malty years, and a
bett'a candidate for the position could not
be cliosen. Hon. M. Boyle, of Fayette
county, is also spoken of, He served with
distinguished ability two years ill the Legis
lature, and was President of the last Demo
cratic State Convention. Although, still a
young Man, Mr. Boyle has risen to a high
place in public esteem, and has a. career of
much • premise before him. With either
Cooper or Boyle the party would have a
nominee'worthy of its most zealous support.
The 'Legislature of Pennsylvania assem
bled at Harrisburg on Tuesday, - in accord
ance with the - inovisions of the Constitution:
The Senate consists of 19 Radicals and 14
Democrats; the House of 54 Radicals and 46
Democrats: In the Senate an organization
was promptly effected by the election of Jas.
L. Graham, of Allegheny county, as Speaker,
The Democrats supported MU,. Wm. A.
%Wallace, of Clearfield. F. 11. Braggins, of
the Greenville Argils, was chosen one of the
Assistant Clerks, and W. A. Rupert, of the
Conneautville Record, Sergeant-at-Aims.
In the House, an 'unexpected hitch occur
red, which promises to throw Radicalism in
to convulsions for some time to come. The
Radical nominee for Speaker, is Elisha W.
Davis, formerly of Venango county-, but now
of Philadelphia. Niue Radicals, seeing that
his nomination was a foregone conclusion,
refused to enter the caucus, charging that
Davis is thesight hand man of the Pennsyl
vania R. R. Co., and an enemy to a free-rail
-road law. flu the ballot being taken in the,
House, Richmond 2L. &met:, of Berks, the
Democratic nominee, received 46 votes; Mr.
Davis 45; and the nine dissatisfied Radicals
voted for MesSei. MeCamant and Ewing.—
The, bolters threaten to hold - out until the par
ty select another candidate, and if they per
severe in thetr declaration, it - may be some
weeks until the House is organized. The
following are the plucky gentlemen referred
to: Armstrong. of Lancaster; Espy; of Craw
ford ; MeCamant, of Blair; Richards, of Ful
ton; Robinson, of Mercer; Wharton, of
Huntingdon,: and Eckert, Riddle an Smith, -
, 'Contrary to custom, Coy. Geary did not
wait for the organization of both Houses he
re-we sending in his annual Mess . a,ge, but furn
ished it to the Senate, which is - in complete
•working order, 'While the llousestill remains
at a "dead-lock," in consequence of the ac
tion of the immoital nine Radical bolters. As
a literary document, it will hardly take a
place by the side of Livingston's or Marcy's
_State papers ; but as a statement of Common
wealth affairs it is rather a readable and val
uable production. - The Governor details in a
unambitious way the condition of va
rious thattent of public interest, suggests a
number of imilortant rMierni measures. and
closes with - the usual stereotyped essay on
Federal politics, w'h'ich somehow State Exee-.
utives never learMthat the people care very
little for their opinions upon. In Ztraight
.• .forwardness of manner the Message is a laud
. able improvement on those of Gov. Curtin,
who never gave a - suggestiou when there was
likely to be a difference of opinion about it,
and some of the Governors_ dews meet with
our hearty approbation. The finances of the
State arc represented to be in a healthy eon
- (Mimi, over four and a-half milliong of dol
lars lying idle itithe Treasure. Our edura
. tional iultitutions and public enterprises are
stated totlec in a high condition of prosperity,
the ere(iit of the Commonwealth is better
- than eve. before, appropriate measures have
been taken to do honor to the memories of
the dead in the war, hasty legislation is de
nounced, a general railroad law advocated, a
reform in our prison svitem suggested, and
many other subjects of interest touched upon
at more or less length. Aside from its polit
ical doctrines, we do not see much that is oh,-
jectionable, and if the Governor acts as hon
estly as he writes plausibly, we shall have
slight occasion to criticise the way in which
he performs the functions of his Five.
- TnE monthly statement of the • Federal
Treasury shows that the outgoes for Decem
ber were, in round numbers, as follows:
Interest on Debt $8,300,000 Army $12,953,000
Civil and Mieers 4,761,000 Navy 3,620,000
Indiana 985,000 Total $30,031,000
This is at the rate of $30,000,000 per an
num, or very nearly $1,000,000 per day. A
large part of it consists of Interest on Debt
and Pensions which cannot be reduced—
which is morally certain to be increased—so
that redactions and retrenchments are posai : .
Bible only on the remaining items—say on'
$240,000,000 per annum'. The general ex
pectation is that the total annual imtgoes
may and will be reduced to $300,000,000 per
annum, including Pensions and Public Debt;
which involves a cutting down of $60,000,000,
or fully I:cc/ay-lire per cent., on the Current
e - spenditure capable of reduction. We have
little hopes, however, that even this corn
- paratively small 911121 will be saved, until a
change is made in the political majority of
THERE, .4re certain shames and seandals
that obstinately refuse to he smothered un
der anheircnmstances, or for any considera
tion, even such a pecuniary " consideration"
as Is Saiii to have been tendered by some of
the Loyal Leagnersi)f Nev.-York. The )430,-
15t0 wardrobe of the widow of the. '• late la
mented. I .3lart h to be offered for sale in
Providence. Rhode Island, and it is an
nounced in the papers of that City that the
entire lot (which o)nc journal hopes is not a
duplicate lot of the secoml-hand clothing
.shown inc New York) will' be on exhibition .
previous to the sal)• " for the mod^rnie
consideration of twenty-five 'vent," for
ticket of admix-ion the entire proceeds of
the thou- to 2,0 to Mrs. " Clarke." It was
generally thought that, in this transaethn ) ,
Ifottom was touched In New York : but the
lower depill ha• a deeper still. •
Tribune...ill have its fun lwer
the Grant inn we : though nearly ail its party
papers scold it for 4Odoin2s. The following
is its latest effort .to leirlesoue tln. impertur
bable General :
" occasion& correspondent writes us
fro Washington the following dialogue,
which we print a% a good joke, without at
Ldt vouching for its authenticity:
'• Inquiring ItcpUblican ito General Grant,
--Well, General, what do yon think will be
theleffeet of Negro Stiffra7,e, fairly carried
- Geneva Grant—Have you ‘etiri Marshal
Brown's pup: ? They are the 'finest in the
[" Exit -inquirer, quite satisfied with the
pertinence of the answer, and leaving the
DEPRE : SIYORICIOTI.TB OP THIS "LLD..
We have frequently adverted to the fact
that in nearly every department of American
industry we have beconie unable to compete
with foreign nations in markets abroad, ex
cept in one or two articles, like petroleum
and sewing machines. Even the home mar
ket for our own products is seriously inter
fered with by those countries, who, with the
advantages of - cheaper capital, also possess
the benefit of untaxed raw materials.
Mr. Wells, special Commissioner of Reve
nue, says in his last report that the " foreign
commerce of the United States is being, as it
were, swept from the ocean, and it is report
ed to the Commissioner by experienced ship
owners of New York that no voyage of an
Americanlyessel seat' be planned from the
United States to any foreign port, with the
reasonable expectation of profit. 7 The offi
cial returns show that the amount of Ameri
can registered tonnage engaged in foreign
trade decreased ,in five years over fifty per
cent. In 1853 the tonnage of the United
States was about 15 per cent. in excess of that
of Great Britain, while at the present time it
is estimated to be 33 per cent. less. Our coast
zwise and inland commerce hits also greatly
decreased. Of the one hundred and ninety-.
one American vessels ,engaged in the Brazil
ian or South American trade in 1861 and '62,
but thirty are reported- as remaining, while
the number of foreign vessels engaged in the
same trade has, in the same time, increased
nearly three-fold. Instead of building ships,
as formerly, this branch of business has been
transferred from the Atlantic coast of the
United States to the British provinces. Ships
,costing a hundred dollars a ton to build and
equip for the sea at New York, east but forty
dollars a ton in gold to build and equip in the
As to manufactures, even in Massachu
setts, it can be shown that they are tailing, or
fallen; under the miserable system of Radical
legislation. As to this we find the following
statement in -a New York paper : "Facto
ries, which cost originally half a million of
money, and would have brought a million
when busily- engaged in producing hlankets
for the use of the soldiers in the field, from
the coarse wool supplied abundantly-by Can
ada, are now being knocked down under the
auctioneer's Inannur for little more than a
hundred thousand' dollars ; while in wool
growing Vermont,, the farmer who sold his
finer grades for hey - Only -five cents per pound
in 1865, is now with difficulty disposing of .
the same qualities for twenty-five and thirty.
cents per pound. And this is no fancy sketch,
for the writer of this article has, within a
week, been shown the actual BostOn 'account
of sales' at twenty-eight cents, when wool,
clipped front the .8111 P flocks in 1865, realized
sevc•ntv4no cents at the grower's very door."
While such k the condition of the leading
interests of the nation, what is Congress do
ing to afford relief to bustne,i men? Are
they curtailing expenses, reducing taxes, di
minishing office-holders? Is the army being
contracted? Are the thousands of idle ue•
groes, ntiw fed and clothed at the expense of
the white laboring men of the North, forced
to earn their own living, and at the same time
support their families? Are leading Radicals
earnestly engaged in perfecting a system of
internal taxation which will bear with lighter
hand upon all the industrial interests of the
country ? Are laws proposed by the opera
tion, of which the ten States now about
passing limier the rule of negroes, wilLbe
rescued from that degradation,' and once
more placed in a condition to add to the
li•~ahh of the nation? In a word, isCongress
legislating for the country, and those interests
which are imperiled, or is it bending all its
energies to hold possession of political power
at the coming Presidential election?
THE RADICAL grAsneny.
What do the,Radicals propose to do? If in
their madness they continue to cling to the •
policy of Steven=, Wade, Sumner, Boutwell,
and the more " advanced" of. their party,
they are as ,sac to sink under a burden of
infinity as the sun is sure to rise and set. If
they abandon their leadeis, and attempt to
crawfish out of the difficulties in which their
superlative follies pave involved them, by
pretending tu- have become conservative, they
virtually abandon everything that has hith
erto held them together and lose all that re
mains of their former vitality. With them, -
" to be, or not to he," is the only question.
Which horn of the dilemma they will lay
hold of no mortal can at present predict. It
is amusing_jo witness the attempt of the
friends of Salmon P. Chase to make it out
that he has all along been distinguished for
his.conservatism, when it is known all over
the world that a more intense and unsentpu
lons Radical does not exist on earth. And it
is an amusing concession on the Part of thC
ultraists, to take Grant as their candidate for
the Presidency, when the wisest among theM
have no knowledge of his political principles.
This only proves that their game of fraud
and deception is so far played out, that they
are ready itnd Willing, to assume some new
disguise, and take some new name. 'What
their next dodge will be, time _alone can re
The Republican papers are abusing the
Democrats of Ohio for proposing to pay off
the funded debt of the ttountry in h.gal ten
ders. This is called " repudiation," the " sac
rifice of the National credit," and other hard
names; but it is not half :is had, if had at all,
as the measures that the Radicals have al
ready indorsed and forced upon the country.
Who made legal tenders good payment for
debts incurred in gold and silver, thus legal-.
izing the repudiation of private contracts?
Who compelled the creditor to accept a de
preciated currency for his demand, giving
him oftentimes only fifty cents on the dollar?
If the Americailjpeople are to sutler the name
of repudiators„ the stigma has already at
tached. The public debt wiLi incurred in
greenbacks t why should it not be paid in
greenbacks'' It was contracted when gold
was two hundred and eighty ; objection Can
hardly lw made to its payment now that gold
is one hundred and forty. If the Radicals
can point to any law guaranteeing the pay
ment of the public debt in gold, they need
not hunt so fa: as they do at present for their
arguments. If there is no such law there is
no such obligation ; expressed or implied to
repay other money than that loaned. But
in any event, a simple way of avoiding all
musuion is to buy up the bonds in open mar
WHAT THE AE,Ort./4. - ARE TAXED
In addition t( township, municipal, coun
ty and State Nation, the people are taxed—
1. For ilatiOnal purposes,indirectly through
high protective tariff, and directly through
lieea r, income 'taxes, Sc.
They are taxed to ft et! all the worthless,
lag-about! negroes iu the South who are -too
lazy to Work. --
3. They are taxed to pay the interest on
the bondholder's exempted bonds. They not
only 'lay their own part but the govenunent
makes them pay the lendholder's tax'
a. 'rhey are tared to keep up a large ettanti
in arnsv in the South, ru that the people
Toren there can have the glorious privilege a
wing under a military Government.
5. They arc taxed to give employment to
a horde of Radicals in the shape of Bureau
agent., &r., more .ervires are 01 no good
If the people are anxious to continue this
glorious privilege of taxation, let them con:
time the Radical party in power.
RED - . ROBERT BRECRISMIDOE, Radical,
has addressed a letter to President Johnson,
asking apart on for General John. C. Breek
inridgc, late Vice-President, who is now in
Paris insert- reduced circumstances.
GENII on Tun it.- T. •rinoviii.
ABOCT POematuvr—namaronv OF TIM RAD
ICAL LEADM. • .
"The trouble With the Tribune:ls, that 'it
alWaya manages to be at variance with the
wishes of the leaders of the Republican par
ty." An eminent Republidan makes .this
criticism upon the article we saw proper to
write in reference, to the removal of General
Pope. We make 11-113 xePIS
—The only thing we have ever known to
achieve popularity and constantly retain it, is
The Weathercock. There is as much peril
in inconsistency as consistency. When a
man speaks of "the leaders" of a party, he is
generally found to mean himself. Who are
the "leaders" of the party ? Let us go to Con
gress. Mr. Bingham is a leader.. Suppose
We follow him. Here we are high and dry,
stamping our fbet at Impeachment, and de
nouncing it as a crime. Mr. Stevens Is a
leader, and yet we find him demandifig_lrn
peachment and Confiscation. What leader
shall we follow ? We may go East, or West,
but we =Mot go both ways at once. Mr.
Sherman is a "leader" on financial questions.
We find ourselves insisting that the bonds
shall be paid in gold, and happy we- are that
it is sp. But look ! Yonder is the orithimme
of Butler! He demands the payment of
bonds in currency. Gen. Butler is - a
also—but which banner is the right one? We
enter the Senate and greet those two worthy
Republicans, Grimes and Cameron. "Good
friends,, we come to you for counsel ! You
are leaders of the Republican party. We
were once independent, but, seeing our er
ror, we uesire to -follow you and be vise.
What shall we do on the tariff question?"
"Accept protection," says Cameron. "De
mand free trade," shouts Grimes. We can
not do both, and here we ate, all is a heap,
and a.s far'from knowing our duty us before.
UORACE onowk FUNNY ON TOE ORANT ger.s-
- Well, now say the "leaders," we must have
Gen. Grant. On this point there is a great
ado. "Grant"—"Grant"—"Grant," they shout,
and toss their' cups in the air.- We have sev
eral respectable members of the wagon-load
of rich man-which Mr. Weed once drove to
Philadelphia, together with ntanv factors and
jobbers, wholsale, retail, and on commission,
and numerous soldiers, and about ten thou
sand candidates for the vice Presidency, abo
Montgomery Blair and Daniel E. Sickles.
They insist that Grant shall be made the im
mediate and unopposed candidate of 'the Re
publican party. We venture to ask the rea
son. Here we stand 'i-ith hat in hand, ready
to shout, and only too happy to, find some
thing to shout over. What is the reason of
the httrrah business? "Well," says one,
"Grant is a soldier." 'Good," we reply;
"three cheers for Grant, The Soldier, the
great soldier of tht war." And so we go on
cheering for Sheridan and Sickles. ana Pope
:met _Meade. Sherman and Thomas, and for
the whole Army Register,, so great is our en
thusiasm. But we cannot make the whole
Army Register Presidents, and on that list
one titan is as: good as another. Thus the
"soldier" reason falls. If our candidate is to
have only so fruity stars 'and buttons, let us
drop twenty names in a hat and draw. We
want a statesman ; we desire 'Chief Justice.
Chase. The party contains no purer, no
worthier, no more gifted man. In what re
spect does Gen: Grant surpass Mr. Chase?
"Is he a better Republican'" "Yes," cries
Gen. Sickles. "No," says Mr. Blair. Re
publieanism -is easily proved. ,We turn from
Gen. Sickles and Mr. Blair, and ask Gen,
Grant. 'No reply. 'lf we want to talk about
horses or tobacco, we may fund him the most
voluble of ,men. 'Not one word upon the
nuestion that racks the heart of the country !
"Take me if you will, as Ulysses S. Grant,.
General, and when I am President I shall do
as I please." Perhaps we must . take hum,
but we do not feel like cheering over it ; cer
tainly not so long as great statesmen remain
in our ranks, "Give us Grant, because we
can elect him." Again that cowardly argu
ment, Friends, br there nothing in thisgreat,
party but office-hunger? Ls the chief end of
man the post office and revenue service?'
Are we willing to follow a doubtful leader
into an uncertain battle for unknown princi
ANDY Tilt: WIN:II:tit; 11.0:1)
The game goes on—the President winning
'all the time. Nor do we fail to. see that the:
power which strengthens hint is that of Gen.
Grant. There is no use of concealing or
avoiding this filet. 'Gen. Grant is an instru
ment of Mr: Johnson's.will. We believe he
is so unwillingly: but the country does not
consider that. The people only see their
General in the War Office. All the moral
influence that clusters around the illustrious
name of Grant is an element of power to
JOB'S PATIENCE AT A DISCOUNT
We'have a considerable number of Repub
licans who would have tried the patience of
Job. If the current is all running our,way,
they excuse themselves from doing anything,
because (they lay) it is not necessary to work
—all is righl. anyhow. -If the current sets
apinst us, they will do nothing, because
(they say) it IS iao use—work will not avail—
we must be b4tcn anyhow.
“ WE LOVE TIRE SOLDIERS.”
As often a.s the public have heard the above
from " loyal" lips, Radial loyalist, never
have an opportunity. to insult a soldier, if op- .
posed to Hala l ' in polities, but they embrace
it. , General,Ot ant in hi, official report of one
of "the battles between the Wilderness and
Richmond, in describing: one of those splen
did_ charge: that characterized that cam
paign—a clthrge that would have done honor
l in Murat—said "Hancock nits superb." A
few days ago, when Preldent Johnson sug
:gested, in a neat message, that Congress
should pay a tribute to this superb Ueneral
who:e gallantry has been shown on more
bitttletields than any other officer of the war,
ihe proposition was received by out "loyal"
Radical Congress with• a shout of derisive
laughter." The proposition was renewed on
Tuesday; and again voted down in the House,
- while a similar 'one endorsing Sheridan was
udopted. After this, let us hear no more of
Radical " love for the soldiers." :They only
those - of tbeirpolitical creed, and all
others, let their gallantry have been what it
Imay, they despise as touch as they 411 the
t WrrEyEvEn the•lecretary , of the Treasury
t can find a debt beating no interest, or one
(framing interest in greenbacks only, he hur
ries to give in exchange for it 5-20 or 10-40
rhonds hearing - gold 'interest. and 1111.9
1 Cooke and all his subordinates in hot pursuit
and pays him a liberal per cent. for all such
transactions. During November he increas
ed the goldintereat bonds by this process to
1 the enormous amount of tE87,109,150. Jay
Cooke's profit in this transaction, if he di
-1 vided with McCulloch, would amount to a
handsome fortune for each. The difference
1 in value between the gohrinterest and green-
E back interest bonds nu this amount, at cur
-1 rent premium on gold, would be about $25,-
1 000,000 as the loss to the.peciple of the United
States, and as a clear profit to those who got
'HE St. Louis Republican quotes the fizil
lowing table of voters registered under the
Reconstruction act in all the t.ltates lately in
revolt. Arkansas excepted, (wherein It is
known that there is a very considerable ma
jority of whites on the registry):
white& 11104. Mtql.
Alabama 74,450 90,350 164,800
Florida 11,100 15,351 26,457
Georgia 11.5,214 113,450 188,672
Louisiana 44,732 82,1167 -197,639
3118sissip1,i, 48,926 88,9:5 - 137,851
North Cam Una 103,000 7rA57 174,717
South Carolina. 45,751 '79,585 125,339
Texas - 56,666 47,430 104,096
Virginia 116,000 104,000 210,000
-tow/mite Mis,,RIS 41731189 1.269.571
That the whole object of'Reconstruetlon
by.negro-suffrage and white- disfranchise.
went has been end is to prolong theßginb
bean party's ascendancy we have-''often
asserted. Months ago their journals used to
deny the charge indignantly. They told us
that their reconstruction measures were the
best they could devise for the good of the
Sountry.. .They scorned the aspersion that a
mere partisan purpose to prOlong their party
ascendancy was the sole and only aim of all
their measures. We have to thank the New
York Times for opening the new year with a
plain confession of the truth of the matter.
Says that paper:
"The Radicals in the Republican party in
tend that these Southern States shall be re-ad
_ mined to the Union in time to he represented
in the Republican National Convention, pro
vided the suffrage laws they adopt are such
as to give assurance that their votes will be
'on the right side.'
"Throagh the agency of the Congressional
Committee, the operations of the Freedmen's
Bureau and the secret machinery of the Loi -
al Lea g ues, it is believed the votes of every,
one of them can be secured for Judge Chase;
and When this is made 'reasonably certain,
they will be admitted to the Union whatever
in other respects may be the character of the
Constitution they adopt. -
`"The grand aim and object of those who
have controlled the action of the Republican
.party since the war was closed, has been to
'secure to themselves the Presidency."
Tun Maryland Legislature does not con
tain a single Radical in either branch. Hap
py Maryland !
TETE defeat of impeachment is what the
London Times calls "a startling instance of
the power of public opinion on• a legi.lative
Tun Tennessee Legislature has voted to
"abolish all distinctions of color." The goes
tion now is, whether The blacks are to be
bleached or the whites painted.
Iz is stated that at a recent dinner party
given by Ben Butler, the spoons were all of
a different pattern, and not one of them with
the present owners name on.
A !ikon') by the name' of Pharaoh Glass
voted the Radical ticket in Caswell county,
N. C., and afterwards it ma preyed upon his
mind as a Wrong act, that he drowned him
HORACE GREELEY lectured in Reading a
few weeks ago, and while there was the
guest of Hon. Hiester Clymer; Democratic
candidate for Governor in 1860. What will
the "loyal" think of him now? •
TIM Chicago Evening Post is responsible
for the followini: "It is becoming customa
ry to designate Thad. , Stevens as a "great
entnmanor," e- comparison with
Pitt in this respect.' Pitt was, Intleett; a
"Great Commoner i" and we presume nobody
will dispute that Stevens is a great deal cow
mini). than Pitt,''
IT is some consolation to know that we
are not alone in our misfortunes. From the
Old World conies the same complaint of
commercial stagflation, ltnd from many of
the English and Continental towns,-no less
than from our hrethren , .if the South, arises
the cry of the starving.'
THE Radicals in Congress are- in trepida;
tion over the wail of suffering and sorrow
from the South, and the commercial and
financial distresses front the' North, which
all absolutely originate in their party policy,
and have 'recoiled tearfully upon them. Ben.
Wade remarked a few days ago to a friend
in language emphatic but not classic, "every
thing has gone to heir -- ;
TUE almost Unanimous nomination of
Chief-Justice Chase 'for the Presidency by
the Radical delegates of the Georgia Conven
tion, says the Columbus (Ga.) . Enquirer, is
significant of the course Of their whole pariy
in the South. ir the Southern States are
permitted to participate in the Republican
National Convention at Chicago, they will
vote in a body for Chase, and secure his
nomination if he has any support front the
North. . •
A correspondent , of the Cincinnati Euqui;
rer writes: "Any one who has a capital .0
in his name cannot be President of the Uni
ted States. See the numbcr of great- slates;
men who have been beaten as candidates:
George Clinton, Charles C. PickneY, DeWitt
Clinton, William H. Crawford, Henry Clay,
Lewis Cass, John C. Ffpmont; John C.
Breciiinridge, George B. 'McClellan (and
other names), J. C. Calhoun, Simon Canieron,
J. .T. Crittenden; S.. P. Chase, Colfax -and
IT Is stated on , reliable • authority that
active measures are being taken to test the
constitntionalitrof the sei•called reconstruc
tion acts before the Supreme Court of the
United Suilei, and that Hon T Hiatik has
been retained as counsel for the parties mov
ing in the matter. It is understood that he
is now preparing his argument, although it
is not definitely knon n when the, question .
will be brought before the Court. The im
pression, however, i that it will COMP up
IT is suggested by the Southern Opinion,
that, as the ten .Sonthern States have been
Africanized in all but names, that they also
receive Afrkau names—that in referring to
them, INC shall be watlt: of the geographical
nomenclature of Africa.; Blot out the glo
rious and precious names of Virginia, North
and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ala
bama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana' and
Texas from our amps and statutes, and write
in their places' Hayti; North and _South
Guinea, Dahomey, Ashantee, Sahara - , ifonice,
('nugo, Soudan and fsiigritia.
, TnE Nashville Republican Thinner, says :
"A private letter to a gentleman to this city
reports the following significant conversation
between the President and General Grant.
It occurred in the Executive office last Tues
day. We give it verbatim: "President—
" Well, General, the Radicids are making
some pretty high bids for you ?'' "Grant—
" Are they ?" (Puff! puff!) President—" Yes,
they almost beat the Democrats." Grant—
Smile. (Puff! puff!) President—" What do
you think about it?". Grant—'+l think this is
the poorest cigar I ever smoked." (Puff!
puff!) Exit Grant;'
WII#T We did in Illinois at the late elec
tion may be ascertained by consulting the
following table of returns from sixty-eight
out of the one hundred and two counties in
the State: . )
Radical majority of 136 .
Radical majority in 68 counties in
Democratic gain in 68 counties in
Democratic gain in 34 counties esti- ,
mated on the basis of the vote of
the 68 reported
Total Democratic gain '• -
Radical majority in 1867 - -
Democratic majority in the State
GENERAL GRANT estimates the expenses
of the army -for the coining fiscal- year at
seventy l sefen - railliinis-of dollars. Under
the rule of the Demikratic party that amount
would have been sufficient to meet the whole
expenses of the government. - -Now it Intie4y
suffices to pay those of the artny alone.' This
is the difference - between Democratic and
Radical government. Seventy-seven mil
lions are to be taken from the labor and in
dustry of the nation at this time, when all
classes are weighed down with taxes, to aid
in forcing negro rule upon white men. Re
store the Southern States to their old relations
With the Federal government, anti the army
can be reduced at once, and with that reduc
lion will come a diminution in military ex
penses. But this course the. Radicals will
not pursue. They are employed in organiz
ing the Southern negroes fox: the coming
Presidential campaign; and White men, most
pay the bilk ,
Tun Holt° Amin) says: Mope hare goo 4
authority for stating that the differences be
tween Mr. andr3isiL Chas. Sumner, : whicit
have caused ad taut* impleaisint got p anti'
scandal, hi* been finally settled by a per.,
manent separation, with the mutual consent
and desire of both parties and their friends.
The direct cause of this . separation is simply
the certainty--discoVered only too late --;
that there eitista betiveen the parties an iti•
'corriiatatility of temperament and opinion
upon certain tmehil question% - Which pre
cludes the possibility of their living happily
together as man.and Wife."
TilE Democrats of Rockport, N. Y.,'have
leased a suit of commodious rooms in which
files of the leading papers'. from all parts of
the country arc kept.. The rooms arc opened
and Farmed daily, and are well lighted in
the evening. The walls are hung with por
traits of the leading Democrats of the coun
try, and the whole place suggestive of com
fort and case. This, is a move in the right
'direction, antrdeserveslo be imitated in all
parts of the 'Country. Enterprises of this
character will show their influence and
power when the next election is-held. • .
REPUBLICANR 1010 are scolding:at "heavy
taxes," should remember that the way to
lighten thern is to restore the-Southern States
to their proper condition, so that their Maus;
try may help us at the North• They can
not "make .brick without strait" There is
every prospect of a hard winter for North
ern mechanics; but it• might have been a
profitable one, if the Rulicalsjtad not de
stroyed our Southern market. Rut taxes
will be just as heavy as if times were good.
As old negro man of Washington Co., Va.,
was pursued by a white Radical for voting
the Conservative ticket. The Red String in
sisted that the old map's real principles were
the same as those of Radical party. "No,
sir," replied the worthy old freedman. "You
is mistaken—dais .a wide difference 'tween
us. • Dese white Radicals is white men wid
black insides, and I is a blitck• man wid
white insides. I)at's the difference."
Maxon HoPmcc, of New York, in a
speech before the "New England dinner,"
said that "Whenever went into u New
England church he hoard a remarkable mix
ture of politics and piety, and when hi. at
tended a New England dinner he found an
equally remarkable mixture of politics and
pastry. He could stand the play and pastry,
but he generally found the politics indigesti
STANTON wants his case made a test one,
so as to "'rebuke President Johnson for un
warrantable assumption of power." Of which
the Springfield Republican says: "Mr:Stan
ton has himself been so notoriously scrupt
lcius not to assume a particle of power that
_was not legally conferred on him, that he is
naturally very emx:44ll, fo audi tarztooption
on. the part of Mr. JOhuson."
IN compli;ince with the request of several
members of the National Democratic' Corn
inittee, Mr. Belmont,Chairman, authorizes the
announcement of the meeting of the Com
mittee in Washington, on the 22d of Februa
ry.' The probability is that Cipeinnati will
be designated as the place: for holding the
Convention; notwithstanding strong efforts
are being made by riVal western cities.
Statistics of Local Interest.
LAKE DISASTERS T 2 1867
The Detroit Advertiser has a statement Of
casualties which have occurred on the lakeS
- during the past season of navigation. The
total number far exceeds any former year.
Instances of vessels having grounded' at
various . points where the expense of getting
calms varied from tslo to $3O, and number
ing ninety-four cases, being secondary in
importance, have been put posely omitted,and
with those recited, swell the grand total of
the disasters for the . season of 1897 to 931. Sev
en propellers have been_ lost, while twenty
three grain vessels have passed out of ex
i4enee, to which may be added thirty more
which were engaged exclusively in the lum
bar trade. The following aggregates are giv
en for the years named :
Total number of disasters in 2840,
Total number of disasters in. 1861,
Total number of disasters iu 1862,
Total number of disasters in 1863,
Total number of disasters in 1864,
Total number of disasters in 1865,
Total number of tligagter.4 in 1866,
Total number, of di4asters in 1867,
NEW VESSELS ON ,THE LAKES
The Detroit Tribune gays that during the
reit year one 'hundred and • seventy-three
new vessels of all clatiies went into commis-
Mon oh the lakes. Of this number eight
were sidewheel steamers, thirty-six propel
lers, thirteen tugs, twent-fire. barques, one
brig, and ninety-4N. schooneis.
The usual summary of the Lake trade of
Ws - port for the year 1867 is furnished by
the Collector, from which we learn that there
were imported' from Canada 509,650 lath,
4,863,560 feet of lumber, 11,672 tone of iron
ore, and 325,500 shingles, besides a variety of,
articles on a sinall scale unnecessary to eau-,
nitrate. The imports from points in. the
Union embraced 20,300 bushels ,of barley,
28,551 bushel., of coin, 68,306 tons of-iron
ore, 3,500 tons of iron. liars, 409,050 lath,
1,371,091 feet of lumber,. 23,372 barrels of
salt, 0,875 barrels of water lime, and 91,040
bushels of wheat, ,with the average amount
of articles and provisions on a lesser scale.
We exported-31,7 75 tons of coal to Canada
and 294,760 to American ports, and among
the coastwise- exports are 2,896,112 feet of
lumber, 95,000 'staves, 11,260 shooks, and
1,534 stoves- The number of vess:els which
entered during the season was 1,090, and
cleared 1,055. In 1866,the number was only 1,-
935 in all, showing an increase or2lo. This,
however, does not give a fair exhibit of the in
creased carrying capacity of the 'commerce
at our port, for the reason that a much larg
er class of vessels have traded here the past
year, the channel being deeper and the facil
ities for discharging and taking on cargo bk
ing better than in 1800. It is encouraging
for those who take an interest in the com
mercial prosperity of, Erie to know that the
tonnage' of vessels owned here is greater
than ever before.
The canal during the year brought to the
city 124,763 tons :of coal, 173,000 staves and
1.000,000 feet of umber; and took into the
interior 42,432 tons of iron ore, 968 tons of
limestone, 410 tons of plaster, and 3,40,000
feet of lumber, the number : of arrivals and
clearances being 1;956. The receipts-of. the
canal company from tolls were 4114,000 and
`the expenditUres $104,500; ';ltow - ing that in
proportion to the amount ollmsiness doto,it Is
'anything hnt profitable. - Owing to the .
strike among the miners and other , causes,
the business ih 1807" was not equal to - that of
some other seasons. .
INTERMENTS IN' ERIE CEMETERY,
The following exhibit shows the number
of interments made in •Erie Cemetery during
the year ending December 31, 1837 :
The - total is 153, of which I'4 were front
Erie and South Erie,'9 from Mill Creek, and
the balaiice from other townships, towns and
sections. Nine were , still-born children, 21
children under 1 year, and ti between one
and two years. Two of the deaths were
caused by drowniaki S 1:6- railroad accident,
1 by suicide, 10 by consuMPtion, 13 by fever,
4 by heart disease, 3 by cancer, and 1 by tire.
The nationality of those interred was as fol
lows : Erie 42, Germany 13, Erie county 13,
other counties of Penna. 4, Canada 2, New
York 7, England and Ireland 5, not. assigned
Watt is the difference between 'truth and
eggs? . ."Truth crushed to earth will Thai
again," hot ercl won't. •
15 I July '
- 11 August
- • 15
IfFIILITCIIIIIINO WIT )
1. Bo 't*teingareenbaeks for the titTret*
men when geld is at 250 or2Bo premium,
and ,then payhm the lenders itt.,p9hi, RAM
paying back Ma or three times mual.
money as they received.
2. Greenbacks are a legal tender to dis
charge debts contracted in gold by private
citizens ) , but are not a legal tender to pay ob
ligations that the Government Contracted in
3. We have now a debt of $400;001P0 or'
$500.000,000 in currency, bearing no interest
and costing the
_people nothing for its use.
We have also a debt of $2,000,900,000, which
bears an interest in gold at, six per cent., ..or,
about nine per cent, in eurrehcy. The &etc,
tary of the Treasury, with the assent of a Rad
ical Congress, is rgularly reducing, at the
rate of $4,000,000'a month, the debt that
bears no interest, and adding it to the debt
bearing interest. In other words. be .adds,
every thirty days, $240,000 in gold to our
taxes for interest, or $400,000 in •legal ten
ders, by this process of changing a norr-inter
est Itearing.deht into,au interest betiringoite.-
L; Sixteen hundred , 31'atitinal banks `ere
created', to issue 2400,000,000 of hlucbacks
as currency for the people. For this curren
cy the banks get from the Government, win - )
collect it in taxes, some $24,000,000 a , year,
Now, the Government could issue the' same
amount of greenbacks, and not cost the peo
plc one cent. The $24,000,000 a year are
simply thrown away, for the greenback cur . =
reney is much better than the bluehack,
ing a legal tender for debts. which the Na
tional bank notes are not No one need:re
ceive a National bank note for -debt unless
he chooses. Yet for their issue we are taxed
half as much as it cost to run the whole
Government a quarter of it century ago,
i.dkicother beaUly of Republican fdtaneiCr-,
ing is that Government money is not good
-enough to pay Government debts. mOl that
We have two kinds of- money, pne for the
people, but another and better one still- for
'll. Xs the great climax of the; matterove
have an interest debt of more than $2,000,- .
000,000, and the;holders of which do not pay
One cent of State or local taxes; upon it Mr
the support of the government that protects
their lives, liberty and property.; The aim of
the Radicals is to make thus debt a perpetual
institution—a Millstone, that shall hang up-,
on the necks of the people, bearing 'them to
the earth. Every sixteen years.we ate to
pay 'enough in interest to discharge thc
principal, but the latter is to remain entirely
undiminished, the source of freshand
nually recurring burdens to come. 7 This, we
repeat, is the financial policy of the Radicals:
Is it possible that it will not, ere long, be
swept away 'iv the good seine and intelli
gence et the 11;ople?
SOCTEE AS Tin; MADICM.S HAVE MADE
Paitiorl Sketch, by filbert Pike..—Here
is a knot of the men who shape and control
public opinion—the editors of the leadinz
journals, the keen, intellectual 'lawyers—and
not a man among them can vote. Do you
Wish to know who ore the voters. 'There is
one, perched in sable majesty on that dray,
whose mule his kingdom is. The country is
partly in his hands. Here is another soVer
etgrt,-th Creature all animakwith the tongue
protruded from the side of his mouth, and
the leer of idiotey on his sensual features. He
Votes. 3leßae, Caruthers, Haynes. Terger,
Chalmers, Divon, end httudreds lilie them,
Is the nation sane that di-franchise , hun
dreds of statesmemadvocate , , editors, mer
chants!, bankers and men of tnpital, intellect
and influence, the men whom the people have
al;tags trusted; and that gives the ignorant,
brutal, bestial Ethiopian the power to gov
ern and oppress these men, not to he exer
cised by themselves, hut by a handful - of pet
titiigging adventurers? Is it not lunacy that
releases them from all obligations of allegi
ance, makes them foreigner., and encamps
them in a country whose government they
know only by its oppressions ? By doing so,
the government arms each with a thousand
man power'ot ughation, and imposes it upon
them as a duty to seek the ruin of, the coun
try; if they cannot otherwise regain the rights
WHITE Stone China Tea Setts, 44
$3.,i0; White Stone China Toilette Setts,
pieces , *3.00; Silver Plated Castor, $2.23;
also a large assortment of vases, gold hand
and white China, coal nil goods, &c., ttc., at
corresponding rates, at W. IL. Glenny's, No.
12 Park Row. .Tana-2w.
Duk - FtEmv--;Soong:—ln Philadelphia 00 the
`2:3d tilt, by the Hey. Joi. -H. Moore, Harry
. Duffield, EQq., 01 Erie, Pa.,. to Emma,
youngest daughtey of Benj. E. Moore,
Esq., of Philadelphia..
Mna.mt—HAnnis—On Dec, 291 h, tRa7, by
Rev. C. L. Shipman, at the residence of
tl.e bride's father in Girard, Mr. Napoleon
Harris and Mks Armnda Miller, all of
RANDAix—SHANNnx—In Girard, on the 25th
of.Deeember, 1867, by Beim. Ball, Esq.,
Mr. Wm. M. Randall, and Mis•+lk N.
Shannon, both of Fairview, Pa.
cony—l,Ewi.---In • Girard', on Dee. 23th,
IM7, by Wary Ball, Esq., Mr. Michael
Cody and Miss Lucinda 11. Li:Avis, botb.of
Fah vicw, Pa.
VAN - BrnEN—Lr.wis----On Nor. 24th. 186 - 7.
at Floyd's lintel, Saegtrtnwn, by Her. D.
B. Ernst, Mr. Augustus Vtin Buren and
Miss Elizabeth Lewis, both of Edinboro;
ERVlN—Facti—ln Cdrry, Jan. Ist., at the
residence of the bride's flatter, by ReV. J.
S. Lytle, Mr. 1 - 1. W. Ervin to Miss Stella
L. Fitch, both of Corry.
DUNN—CuAmnErts.---On Thursday evening,
Jan. 2d, at the residence of the bride's tith
er, by Rev C. L. Barnhart, Mr. George
Dunn, of Erie,lo Mi.. Laura .T. Cluonberq,
Coursvv—JErvis.—Jan tat, Mr. W. - 11. Col.
Tins, of Battle Creek, Mietr, and Mis 4 S. A
• Jervis, of Rockdale, Cinwtioll Co. Rev
IfoLDEN—JEnvis.---on the same day, 1w the
same, Mr. A. M. Holden. of Erie Co., and
Miss E. J. Jervis, of Hoei:dale.
lisrunsoN—Ou ' January '2d, 1868, Joseph
Harrison, of South Erie, aged 81 years, 3
months and 6 days. -
SMITH —ln Com - , on the 22d ult., of Scarlet
Fever, May Elizabeth, daughter of W, 11.
L. and Esther W. Smith, aged
,1 year, 8
mouths and 15 days.
Gnu:swoop—On Dec. I.Bth, VC, at Watts
burg, PAL, Nancy R. Greenwood, wife of
J. A. Greenwood, E4q., aged 29 year,
DowNING—In this city, January sth, Nellie
F., daughter of J. F. and H. H. Downing,
agod 7 years and 5 months
airAtlverthementa, to secure Insertion, must
he handed In by 8 o'clock on Wednesday after
noon. All advertisements will be continued'at
th" expense of the advertiser, unless ordered
for a specified time.
P. I'. JCIINON.
- J UDSON d. WILLER,
ik✓innfaetnrert and Wholesale Dealeri in Tin.
Japan and Pres ed Ware, Stove Pipe, Stove
Trltnininci.dx., Waterford, Erie Co„ Pa. Or
ders by mall promptly attended to. jan9.
THE FIRM OF V. SCHULTZ 4 BRO. having
this day been dissolved by mutual consent ,
all persons indebted to the seine ral! not tiled to
settle their accounts on or before the; ntlfday
of March next. The boeltx will be nt the Ohl
stand, where V. Schultz will continue the bust.
ne , :s the same as before: F. Schtiltt conducting ,
the flour t rade nex t door.
Creek,•Jnn. 9. lgai. ja9-3w.
0' ;!:ffit :TigelaoLo r f uo tt rn ie in F a lrs ,i t r Is t : t a le ticAn m al
Monday of January, Vos:
11 - 63012.7:CE5.
Loans and Disecnints
Furniture and Fixtures
Current Expenses and Premiums..
Cash Items and Revenue titamps....
Due from National• Banks
LT. S. Bonds Deposited with U. S. Trea
surer to secure Cirenlating Notes 102,000 00
Do. do. to secure Deposits 07,000 00
U. S. Bonds and Seetwitlos on ' 73,g50 00
Other Stocks and Bonds ' 10,190 00
Cash on hand In notes other Nat. Bk's 1,001 00
State Banks 55.3 Ihl
Compound Interest Notes
Capital Stock paid in
Surplus li• - und
United States Deposits'
Deposits of C. S. Disbursing Officers
Discount, Exchange, Interest, Profit
and Loss '
.I, Sanford, Caahler of the First National
Itank of Erie, do solemnly - swear that the above
statethent la true to the beat of my knowledge
and belief. fit. SANFORD Utah.
State of Penn's - , County of Erie, ss.
Sworn to and subscribed before me thin• sixth
day of January, ltiaS„. F. marls,
Jan9-lt• Justice of the Peace.
To Architects ' , and 'tandem.
rDANE AND PROPMALA will be received
by the Directors of the Poorointli theist of
arctinext.for thebuilditig ofitt Alms Motilleur
Nouse of Employment, on the Erie couttty poor
house farm. four miles west of Erie. Pa. Hyor ,
der.- WM. M. ARBUCR'LE. Clerk.
StOre for Bett.
TOR now onil pled by Sorg & McCord,
10 on "note fart*. for rent. spiv to
J g. CLARK',
ci 2,3, x 4 W est Fourth Street.
ALARGE TWO STORY FRAME ROUSE on
Pend) street, between 2d and 3d,at4oresent
occupied by Or. Magill. Popsesslop. will be-giv
en on tile Ist of April. Apply to Jim C. Mar
allintr,-EquOreto the - •
la2-tf. - MllB. N. FOGLEBACIL
nausea toe Sale:
fVIII: UNDERSIGNED offers for sale two
1 Mulles Ott Sixteenth street, 1n the retie of
briek hullding,behig among the most
altmbe places of residence In the city. The
ono Is o-story brick', In good order, fronting
on Sixteenth street; the other a eonfram and
one-half story, fronting on Venn. alleYboth
on the limo lot. Hw_ty will no tenon wi gleen.in,
quire of PETER SettA.kF, State street, or of
the undersigned, owner, In West NM Creek.
Diticharge In Bankruptcy.
St z ate r ,
f i o m s
t r e a We r
s te cot ,D r
ri a ct
o h P e Un s t y ecl
Wm. M. Arbuckle, a bankrupt under the
Act of Congress of sfarch 1807, havieig ap
plied for a discharge froM all his debts, anti oth
er claims provable under said act, by order of
the Court, notice Is herebrgiven to all creditors
whn have proved their debts, and other-persons
Interested, to appear on the Pith day of
Jnnuary, MS, at le o'clock, A. M., before
S. E. WoodmiT, Eut., Register, at his office.
In the city of Erie, to show cause, if
any they have, why a discharge should not
be granted to the s*hl bankrupt. And further,
notice is hereby given that the second and third
meetings of creditors of sntd bankrupt, required
by the '-'71.11 and 2.3 th sections of said act, will be
held before the said Register, at the same time
and place. S. C. McCANDLESs,
Clerk of U.S. District Court for said District.
Digicharge in. Limikruptey.
ti THE DISTRICT coultr he—trnites.
I States, for the Western District of Penn.
sylvania. Alvin Thayer, a bankrupt under the
Act of Congress'of March '2d, ISM', baying appleec
for a discharge from all his debts, end abet
claims provable under said set, by order 01 tlit
Court, notice is hereby given to alt creditor,
Who have proved their delft. and other person,.
Interested:to appear on the trld day of January,
ISM, at 10 o'clock, a. in., before S. E. Wood roll', at
his (once, atErie, to show cause, if auy they
have, why a discharge should not he granted
said bankrupt. And further. notice is hereby
given, that the second and third meetings o
creditors of thp said bankrupt, required by the
27th and "..,•lth. Sffi ions of sew! Act, a 111 be bac
before bald Reghter.D.l It. same t late and pia.,.
Clerk of IT. S. District Court tor said District.
- Discharge in Bankruptcy.
r.s THE .Inkinticr (OITRT of the ['tilted
1 States for .the Western District of Penn
sylvania.' M. Chapin, a _bankrupt under the
AerOf tressof - March 2d, 14.:, having ap
plied for a diselmnpe from all his debts and oth
er Wain- provable under sald .let, by order of
said Court, not lee ts hereby atrrn toall creditors
who have proved their debts, and other persons
Interested. to appear on the Nth day of Janua
ry, IS., at 2 o'clock. I'. M.. before 5:%1 , 1 Court, at
Chambers, at the onl,e of S. E. Woodruff, ran.
Register, in the city of-Erie, to show cause, if
any they hare, why a dischalge should not be
granted to the said bankrupt. And further, no
tice is hereby given that the second and third
'umlaut% of creditor; of said bankrupt, required
by the 27th and 2.ith Sections of said Act, will be
had before the saidltegister at the lame time
and place. C. .McCANDLESS,
Clerk 'of U. S. District Court for said District.
I,ooo' Men and Women. pos,essiug good
eburacter, and energy, perst,"erance
and intelligence, to act as canvassers for n se
ri,. or Ntstr Engravings, Five Beautiful Meal
American Face., engraved on stone in Paris by
the most eminent Lithographers in the world.
Theme hwes, which are most beautiful and
tai•etle conceptions, are designed to typify the
best Ideal types of American Wormulimod, rep
re,entiutt their charities, devotion, sympathies.
attachtnents and heroism. The lithograph Is in
the highest style of the art, and is suck as has
_been equaled, and cannot be excelled.
These portraits have reretved unequalled praise
front the most etni nent erit les and prominent
newspapers of the cou .
tatry and they should
adorn every household to the land. For partic
ulars and descriptii e circular, athlreN4
L ItottlNsoN, •
d hi Main St., lipringtield, Mass.
Asmignee hi Bankruptcy.
I.NracI)ISTRItTeroCHTor the Uniterfistatef
for the Western District of Pennsylvania,
In the matter of Henry Keith, bankrupt. The
nndcrsigtied hereby gives notice of his ap
pointment as assignee of Henry Keith, of
Springfield Township, county of Erie and
State of Pennsylvania. within said district,
who has been adjudged a bankrupt, upon Ida
own petition, by the District Court of said dis
trict, dated at Erie, Pa.. Ike. 13, A. D., iStr.'.
HENRY 31. TUBLET, Assignee,
No. IIH Peach it., Erie, Pa.
'DUE I'NDERSIGNED offers for sale his alu
able farm, on the Kuhl road, in Harbor
Creek township, one mile south of the Colt Sta
tion road, and eight miles troth Erie. It con
tains fifty-tive acres and eighty perches, all im
proved and in the highest state of cultivation.
The land is equal to the very best in that section
of the county. The buildings comprise a 2 sto
ry (mine house with 114 story kitchen and good
cellar under the whole; wood house and work
house; 2 barns, each 30ec45 feet ; a shed 70 feet
long with stable at the end; and all the necessa
ry outbuildings. A first class well of soft water,
which never fails , is at the kitchen door. There
is an orehard with 140 apple.trees, all grafted,
and bearing; and an abundance of almost every
other kind of fruit grown in this neighborhood.
The only reason why I wish to sell Is that I mu
going West to embark in another occupation.
Terms made known by applying to me on the
premises, or to Hon. Elijah llabhitt. Attorney
at-Law, Erie, Pa. .1. A. k AWTELL,
Post Office Address, Erie, Pa.
CLIMAX ! CLIMAX!!
Page's Climax Salve, a Family
blessing for •25 cents.'
It heals without a scar.• No
family should be without it.
.We warrant it to cure Scrofula
Sores, Salt Rheum. Chilblains,
Tetter, ;Intl all Eruptions
of the Skin. For Sore Breast or
Nipples, Cuts,, Sprains, Bruises,
Burns, Scalds, iltapped Hands,
&c., it makes a perfect cure.
. has been used over fifteen
years, without one failure.
It has no p.u•allel—having per
fectly eradicated disease and
healed after all other remedies had
failed. It is a compound of Arnica
with many other Extracts and
Balsanis. and put up in larger
boxes for the same price than any
Bold by Dru,taists rrorywhere. White &
Proprietors, I.lt Ether! bite % New York.
Erie & Pittsburgh Railroad.
/AN AND AFTER :NRINDA 4 i, NoVEMRER
./ istr7. t rains n 111 run i‘n t his road
1 4 Ki A. NI., l'ltt , ,burgh Express, mops at all sta
tions. and arrk es at A. & t,. W. It. it. Truus-
fer at 1:40 p. tn., at New Castle at 3:00 p.
awl at Pittsburgh at On p. m. •
6:00 P. %t., Accommodation, arrives at Jame -
- town at 9:1s1 p.
Zi:00 A. M.. Accommodation from Jame.town,
arrives at A. A: W. It. It. Transfer at 5::15
a. tn.. at New Castle at 7 . :10 a. ui., and Pit ts.
burgh at 10:00 a. m.
Li•Ltvi: err - n.lll' tmtl—NoßTltw.‘Ht.
11:110). M., Erie EX pp•SS. Nev Ca... 11.• at
1515 a. in., A. fi 1.. W. E. Transfer at 1010
It. 111:, making close con tleCtion with trains
ior warm() and N lagant Falls,and arrives at
Erie at 1:30 p.
1:20 P. M., Night Express, leaves New Castle
. art 7x.b" p. m., A. &G. W. It. R.Transfer at 8:45
p. m.„ Jamestown at P:25, p. tub. and :art% ea.
at Erie at 12:15, a. m.
Pittsburgh Express south eonneets at James
town at 12:40 p.m. with J. ,t F. Express, arriving
at Franklin at 2:35 p. m., and Oil City at :Ma p.
tn. Connects at Transfer at 1:49 p in., with A.
& G. W. Mail west, for Warren, Raven:. and
. Erie Express north connects at A. . 1 / 4 a W.
Transfer nt 1010 a. M.; With Mail east for Mead,
rifle and Jamestown:and al 3ainestown with
.1. & F. Express for Franklin, arriving at Frank
lin aitg:ti p. in., and Oil City at :tio p. in.
Trains connect at Rochester with trains for
Wheeling and all points In \Vest Virninia, and
at Pittsburgh connections for Philadelphia,
Harrisburg, Baltimore , and Washington, via
Pennsylvania Central Railroad.
Erie f• Express north onnects at (limn! with
Cie , . eland & Erie - train. 1,7(% tali ni for Cleveland,
Chicago and alt points fn the West; at Erie with
Philadelphia & Erie Railroad for Corry, Warren,
Irvinet.on,"fidlonte, fie and awl witlf Buttalo & Erie
Railad for Buffida, 'Dunkirk. Niagara Falls
and New York City. I .1..1. LAWRENCE,
decl2ll7-tf, , . • , Superintendent.
.$ 42,293 al
. • 192 co
. , 77
... 1,945 42
Don't advertise so intensely the largest Mock
of old atylr'locals for 111 e Ifolklus , , but after
thirty years selling
Sliver Spoom, Fancy Goods,-de.. in Erie, Is
pr.:pared ID show upon this occasion and steady
right along hereafter, every day, Just such goods
in style and cinality most desirable to buy. The
old shopkeeper who to long stood guard, have
been relieved by New Goods, which arrived Inst
evening from New York, and-at once displaced.
the Old Fogies, who were-very glad to see in
tinkled Young America with the
.. 9,491 02
. 145,590 00
6.1,2 , 44
.. 14,613 (Z
Latest Styles at the Lowest Prices.
(lid and new patrons, don't ho afraid of an old
concern--Austin is up to the times- und en
deavors to do things in a practical manner.
Watches and Jewelry repaired skilfully. Sil
ver Ware manufactured as usual. Engraving
in every design on CoAdand Silver. (live me a
call. T. M.• AUSTIN,
At ?..1 North Park Bow.
N:,ll.—Ntsr Goods, Jr., will arrive at Austin's
Dee r 2ith, IST:. decl9-amt.
ROI SE EULA.NUFACS
Selling at Reduced Rates, by
dec.l3-11. J. C. BELDEN
MANNA! BLANKBI—A complete smut"
.11 meet of every nd of Blanks needed tltt
Attorneys, Justices, ki Oonstables and llustnesil
Men, for sale et the Obearver Mtlee.
1324. Peach Street 1311;
BUNTON & GRIFFITi
Cortie , r of Pend/ and Mb fitc,
Are glad to Ultimo their eastoineni that
obstruction .raused by the laying ot the
sewer through Peach street, has been remoi—
and their patrons and Mends axe p ow
reach their stand with - teamx qR ot se! , *
have berm linproving their time during th,'"U,_
y* l a rg os sula tork oby
f rnorek than donbilaSthk
Groi•erl!ea and Proviklong. 44.
LARGEST' AND REST R ETA IL ST4(I
ever brought Into the elty d V.r14..
ta , „ ,OR 11:11rroif,:,'
no2l-tf. t?- (Atlllm
ESTABLISHED IN 1411
IIALI) & WARFEL
WHOLFSALE IINI HET ki!
RU 414- GI. IS rr
630 State St" Erie, *Pau
French Window Glas\
sre respectfully Infornul
Imported by ns dirsctly from I he manufam.cr
in France' is the largest and most extrt ,
to be found west of New York city. It
hot h situate and double thickness, of ilralh
ry sire. The superior strength. cleama ,
beauty or Freneliglo.s.4 1.. admitted by ail •
price. anr but little Inure than for
We also keep constantly on hand u
varied supply of American Glass, (first
both single and double thiekne►s, of nee
every Size. Dealers and consumer.; In wht:
Glass will promote their interest by exac(r...
our stock and prices of French and Anlet*.
Glass, before ordering from 7S PNV York me:.
Paints, Oils and Tarnishh,
White Lead of Vtir
raw and boiled, Spirits To rpernln , ,
Colored Paintm, both dry and In oil, itrus,,..:
every other article In the Painting Lan,
Lowc.n. Market Price, In large or q""•-•-•
Our Stock ftrLiye Wtx..l, and Dr.. st u ff ;
contplute, witielt we itreNelhoz WI30:(,,I.
All the popular Med 1,1 tws of the
DragS. Chemicals & Glu
Our itupplc of above article, 1.; extent,,-,c.
are prepared at all Wars to .upply
both of the retail and jobbing tr,cte
. Lard 011
linth raw and 1,011..1
And all kinds of Essential 01h, In Ir.:l,tz
We express our thanks for the
age received during the last t
and now invite the attention of "n'i
our Wholesale and Retail Departinent, , -- -
are well supplied with Staplf I if. 0,1.,, 1.,
are selling at lowest cash'prices.
For the Holidays!
- DI tiON DS.
Silver & Plated Ware!
The I , trlzest tutsortment in to, 11, at ri,`
Do not full to call on
No. Reed Ble.2'L
Tiro door. Ewa of math entralle.
Wholesale and Retail Grocery Sto7'
- P. A. BECKER & Co
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. WO
North-East Corner Park and Fren,,:s.
Would respectfully call the fluent 01:: •
mu nit)* to their large stodt
Glroceriet4 aitti I"ri)visio u-
Mittel' they nre to srli st
THE VERY LOWEST POSsII3I-V TR
Their am.ortmen: of
Sugars. Coffees, - Teas. Sr'"?
vrotwra , z , t Fl•H..t''..
1m not Nu rpasaed In the r.lty o , t 1 .5 S Pr" .
to prove to all who g 1 them a
They also keep on hand a :imperil 1” ,
'for the Wholesale trade, to who'll the
the attention or the imblie.
- Their motto Is, -Quirk
a full equlvnlent for the tuone. . • an :ls l
M. P. W0um47,1 & c
'Would reilpectlblly annonnm tthatth'Y 0
opened at htore at
No. 425 French St., between .ittfand /tk'
For the purelatse and :car of
ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY pßoprf
stutter. Paull ry, 31111 c, X"
Orders from abroad will Two , e '
mition nt tLe loweAt market
air The highen!.. prlee -le (lot]
duce. .._ •
703 East State St, between 7th
Will henceforth, rct
himinesa In 3f anufartnentt elgar.,
all kinds of Totsaeco.itl iS
dec33:o7-3t. CONBNP 11,)F
131ANKS! 111.0:firt !
meat of every kiwi iii3Dlol
AnanVerl, JUniooB, OCITIStabieS
Nam. for cap at lba Otru.rver oln