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fmportant • I --WEEKLY OBSERVER
,n..rtisenients inserted under this head
cents per line tit 10 words for the first
1.1 e,nts for the second, and 10 cents
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For ticliable Insurance of all kinds apply
p ito,ell, Agent, No. '....3North Park;Erle,
for lustirance In wellto Td. Vr. R known_ us and most
c or nools, apply sell, age
,trcet. • feb2l'67-ly
It , Erie Lodge No. 211, I. 0. of Good Ter
on every Tuesday evening, In tl
Lodge Room, on State street, or
• jewelry Store. Stranger TemplaraVi
.ire cordially invited to ne_preser
• GEO. KNIGIIT, W. C. T.
11 . 1a1ker. 25 and 2'd N. Par]
- - 0; and .0: . reneh st.
nr. %. Hier. French st.
rt it WS
Park. ANT) SHOEs.
• 11 0.11's AND SHOES.
-ark, It 1 1 . irk 1101 v. •
- i - .4r•itc•treet.
diart ,1„ 0 .. I North Park.
7.0 St.lt e street. .
„7 t r, ..I;;.:ekte
~ 2 0 State st.
31.•i1ri•ary North Park.
- Park Row.
• Fr...nett at.
,t• son, I=lstate St.
'2 , North Park.
•)TI - SIC STORES.
• 7 ,. air. , 211 state st. •
. tr Sai Stale st.
NSA CHINE CHINE AGENCIES,
NV Ikon. 427 State st.
INlachlne, ti.r2 French at.
Machine, FILS French at.
• r k Baker. -..3") Slat
1:12.1 1 ITA I'RODUCE.
- white...south Park.
cr,ocKERY & GLASSWARE
11 Men nv, 12 Park !tow. - •
- 11., , enzwetz, 511 )lade St.
AV.ATCTIES C IER'ELRY
• 11. Fisher, 2 Park 'Row,
wstin, 2.9 North Park.
HATS AND CAPS.
21 North Park:
t, 313 State street.
Ke'11.1:111. French sr.
•• s3t h. 52.1 French st.
~,tMmes., 431 and 700 State street
I.ltVi4s l AND MEDICINF:A.
F.ll'lllll. I'll 7 Peach street.
-.3 0111 01 . Dl State street.
W Lrf , l fro) State st.
Doff, 1312 Peaeh street.
'o., 21 North Park.
& Sons. 702 State street.
50n,711 State street,
; r, Mtlrilt.
go.ter 'Lehman, 1350 Peach , at
:14 state St.
,4 tato. •.t.
:11roh111.,5; Co., 3 Noble Block.
zE Bro., 512 State et.
Co., 5 Reed liottie Block.
DRY GOODS AND CARMTB
:rocs & Foster.
Bros„ 716 State at.
~n I;ritrith, MI Peach mt.
npl,l ct: "
sg, xf,,nl A, Co.. Mt "
r:r 1.14 "
14.ckin an, sal State st.
Christian & Craig, 21 North Park.
',I; French .l,
t r,nnht. Corner Sth and State st,
peker et Co., 531 French St. '
MeGlverin. MI French st.
I 'llll Mallory, tZ7 French st.
• tildecker, (121 State st.
• V am.. 21l East Fifth st.
, '.a.if,7olState st.
- PIIOTOGB.APRA - .
4:lPr'h. aver 19, Rosenzweig's Block.
f,ott, 1307 Peach st.
- i Dunn, over 132.4 State street.
8r0,., Farrar Hall Building...
Way. r Co.. over 1121 Peach
TOBACCO AND culAE.s.
W.lshutan, 111 , , Peach :4.
A Asktne, 704 State st,
711:1 State ct.
g A Meh1..517 French st:
`I 'tuner, 401 State st. _
on all .t Co., I:3l.rPeiteli sI.
I \V Pteree S Co., s.to State st.
A: Shannon. 507 French st.
521 French st.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
VAntashel, 1221 Peach St.
tiros., 701 State st.
e \laver h San, 1215 State st.
1.4111 , 011 . A: Co., 1018 and ICO State st
ttrtrnhv, 22 North Park.
F-arad & Co , Sassafras st.
fit, Itthlet & Co., Rl9 State st.
& Co., SIS State st.
',whey S Hall, SLAte ht., near depot.
' Gensheitner Ar. Son, 6:72 State ht.
& Metiek 1= State st.
Kuhn, S'22 State st.,
Mover, 4 Noble
1,. ROSh: No. 10 North Park.
"ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Thompson, .5•1/ b'rencirst.
.10, gill, 11 French mt.
Hutchinson. Girard., Pa.
PITYSICIAICS & Rt MIT:M.7s.
•I. wart, 3r) North Park, house 417 State st
7. Fraser, (llonuppat hist), MS Peach t.t.
MILLINERY 6: STRAW GOODS.,
M. Blake, South Park. •
M Curtl4, t south Park.
,Mkses McGrath, 0)7 Proud' st.
1310 Peach st.•
Metz, State st,-
\lll RINISTS, FOUNDF-:RS AND BOILER
:Id and Peach sts.
P. & Son, cor. 4th and Peach ate
. Wiffic.t to., corner 11th and French ht.
4 , ol'ller 11th and Holland sta.
Bentz, P2l4' Peach ht.
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
TIN, I, TO GIVE NOTICE • that on the oth
,lay of March, I)., Nis, awarrant in bank
' t+•+ %Va s loote d against the estate of Geo. W.
••v, of Erie city, county of Erie. and State of
teams, who ha.s been adjudged a bank
onh own petition ; that the payment of
debt, and the delivery of any property be
cne ouch bankrupt, to him, and for his
an I lit e tram.b , r 01 any otroperte by him,
2-forhahlon by law that a meeting of the
f the said bankrupt, to prove their
choose one or more .Assignees of
state,will be held at a Court of Bankrupt
. 0, be holden at the °lnce of the Register, in
• Ity of Et ie,Pm. before S. E. Woodruff, Esq.,
r ,n ...Aid District, on the 19th day of May,
looclock, A. M.
TINTMA.S A. ROWLEY,
• I'. S: Marshal, Messenger.
P. Da \ io, Dept. U. S. Marshal.
Warrant in - Bankruptcy.
TO GIVE NOTICE that on the 9th
.I.* of )larch, A. 1.1„ IstiS, a warrant in bank
p•sued against the estate of Joseph
a, ot the city of Erie, county of Erie and
, f Petnia, vrlio has been adjadged a bank•
it petition ; that the payment of
~ it ht, and cry of any property belong
him, tor Ids use, and the transfer of any
Min ate forbidden by law; that a
‘,' Ile. creditors of said hanlcrupt. to
~te ;b. T debts and to choose, one or more
~ ,r 111 s state, will he held at a Court
It , tttcritrytey, to be holden at the ranee of the
In the eity -of Erie, Pa., before S. E.
E,r 4 .. Register in said Distript, on the
!1 , • , 1 ILt v. A. D. 1868, at 10 n'elock, A. M.
THIINIAS A. ROWLEY,
U. S. Marshal, essenger.
". Da% is, Dept. US. Marsh Mal.
Warrant In Itankruptry.- , -
THIN IN TO GIVE NOTICE that on the 9th
of March, A. 1)., NS, a warrant In lank
was issued against the estate of John J.
Aworth, of the citv of Erie, in the county
'tirle, and State of Velma, who tuts been ad-
I:A a bankrupt on his own petition; that
meat of any debts or delivery' of any
T , V belonging to such bankrupt, to him,
• (Ice, and the transfer of any property
Ita are font:fitter' by law ; that a nWettlig of
• - 1 realtors of the said banknipt, to` prove
•and ter laroce.e one or more as
,,t hi. rutate, will be held at a Court of
to be holden at the °thee of the
r in the (1 ty of Erie, I'a., before S. E.
.Esq„, Itegister, on the 14111 day of
\ , Not. at I() o'clock, A. M.
" THOMAS A. ROWLEY,
H.S. Marshal, Messenger.
e 4, Dept. U.S. Marshal.
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
lih• I , T.. GIVE NOTICE that on th'e 2.1 day
f M.krt 11, A. D.. 186\ a Warrant In
i•sue,l out of the DlNtrict Court of
• . ~1 tor the We.tern District of
•a, ..14,i1;14 . the estates of Stephen N.
F. 1.. Windier awl N. Jf, Whlcher
l'orry,Au the county of Erie, awl
W. Pe MI wen zolJudgill
upon their own petitions; that the
~f nu} debt. and delivery of any lam
bil , ,nging to iinch bankrupts. to, them or
the transfer of any proper* -
•.n fothiiiden I,\' laW: that a meeting
redil"rs haled bankrupts tojprove
' l ' l, and to or more ass ignees
strit,,, will be held at a Court of Bank
• 1 " b• holden at the office of Si. E. Wood
:u C"tirt House, in the city of Erie, he
• Wo.drtity. Esq., Register, on the 10th
"f Am!, k. IStS, at li)tieloek. -I. M.
I ' /' '. l, 1%. I )ept. !T. S. 31xtrsbal.Meywn "or
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
(il VE NOTICEDiut on the 2d day
I Mrell, lhem, 0 Warrant In Bankruptcy .
•': ` ~h uid_out of ' the District Court of the Mal-
I•it•S for the Western District of Penn'a,
zw, sillieestateOf tcamuel F. Andrews, of Albi
-• , if Erie, in said district, adjudged
anknipt nn lith own twtit ion : That the pay.-
di,ts and the delivery of any pro
' • '"ionginti to stall bankrupt; to him or for
•••• • and. the transfer of any property..bY
"•• •••••• forbidden by law: and that a meet
oi the, r. dunes of hold bankrupt, to prove
z•i• t, i choose oueorniore Assignee:,
Will be held at a Court of Bank
t'• be holden at The °Rice of the Register,
before ri. E. Woodruff, Ilay.,Reigbe
• . I , ii ,llookrupl e) for hold district, on the.i2b
A. D., Nils, at fl o'clock, A. M.
TDOMAs A. ROWLEY,
Rr i;I% S. Marshal, Messenger.
• • • Dept. 1.1. S. Marshal.
PRINTING of i , very kind, In large or
quantiNes, plain or colored, done In
kat 'al le, and at moderate prices, at the
ERIE, PENN'A, MARCH 19, 1868.
TERMS.-$Y per year when paid in advance,
or witidu a month, $2.50 when not paid In ail-
Vance, and when not paid until the expira
tion of the year. All new subscriptions mist
be paid In advance, unless banded in by parties
who are known tons,_
Democratic County- Committee.
The members of the Democratic County
Committee are requested to meet at, the Oh.
server office; in the city of Erie, on Monday
afternoon, March 23d, at 2 o'clock, to perfect
plans for carrying . on-the cammign, and to
Secure a more thorough organon of the
party. As a large amount of important busi
ness is to be-transacted, it, is desired that
there shall be a fall attendance ' and that all
the members will 'coma prepared-to risks
any, suggestions - and render any: serriee that
may he.essentlal for the welfare of the cause. t
BENJ'N WHITMAN, Chairman.'
Erie, March 12, 1868.-Iw.
WE have preferred taking no part in the
exciting 'city election, aside from publishing
the proceedings of each party, for the reason
that we believe the general interests of our
political creed will be better subserved by
adopting that policy. Among Democrats, as
among Republicans, there is a wide differ
ence of opinion relating to our municipal af
fairs, and, take whatever side we might, it
would surely create antagonisms - that could
not be healed in a long period. Our indi
vidual views are well known, and firmly
fixed, but we have no right to obtrude them
upon the public at the risk of incurring dis- -
sensions among the supporters of our politi
cal creed. Whatever side individual-Demo
crats adopt, let them carefully avoid runnitik
into extremes which may interfere with the
unity of the omanfaation in the:all-important
Campaign to be decided in November.
PATRIC/i'S DAY.—The Irish portion of
our, population celebrated_ St. Patrick's day,
onvthe 17th inst., with, if possible, evert more
than ordinary enthusiasm and display. In
the forenoon a procession was formed, esti
mated to embrace tour thousand persons, and
including all the "Irish societies, which
marched through a number of the leading
sieots and at tracted much attention. A
nuMber of elegant banners were carried in
the _hue, flags were displayed in uncommon
numbers, and the music' . of four bands lent
spirit to the occasion. The neat regalia and
manly appearance of the members of the
Irish American Association were especially
noticeable, and could not be , surpassed by
any society in the city. A grand Festival
for the benefit of the poor wag held in Far
rar Hall in the evening, which was attended
by an enormous concourse. The' entertain
ment included tableaus, addresses and music,
and is admltted by all M have been equal to
the best amateur performances ever given in
Erie. A more orderly or creditable demon
stration throughout could not be imagined,
and the worst enemies of the -Irish people
were unable to discover any feature of the
day which afforded them an opportunity for
uncharitable remark. -
MRS, LANDER AT FARRAR HALL—Mra. F.
W. Lander (better known in former years as
Miss Jean Davenport) who wilt appear at
Farrar Hall to-night, in a translation of the
tragedy of "Elizabeth," is a lady whose ge
nius has ever been devoted.to the highest
range of art, and we-welcome her popularity
as a proof that the legitimate drama has only
to appeal to the public to find the fullest sup;
port. .The character of Elizabeth, made fa
mous by Ristori, lost something of its effect
by its performance in Italian. Mrs. Lander
in adding it to the list of her triumphs, will
Americanize it, and render it more acceptable;
than on its previous rendition in this city. As'
an actress of undisputed pre-eminence in cer
tain leading parts, Mrs. Lander has stood,.
and still stands, alone upon oar stage. As (3,:
purely legitimate artist, undebased by ths".
slightest meretriciousness in her school and
style of acting—as one of the few represen
tatives left amongst us of the dignity of he
roism, she is entitled to the most cordial re
cognition by all Who appreciate art. Singu
larly universal in her genius, she is.neither
confined to comedy or tragedy, but with an
equal love, embraces both, and it would be
difficult to say in which she most excels. We
hope to see her greeted With large audiences
during her stay in Erie, no less as an appre
ciation of her merits as an artiste, than as a
testimonial to her virtues as a true hearted,
patriotic and self-sacrificing woman.
G. W. STARR, Esq., publishes a communi
cation showing from the Comptroller's books
that the nmegute debt 6f - the city is .40,-
432, of which the floating debt is, in round
nurithers, $26,000, and the balance perma
nent. Of this sum, $250,000 is for water
bonds, negotiated at the rate of 85 cents on
the dollar, and the money received for which
is held by several of the banks,-and drawing
three per cent. interest. The whole increase
of the debt, during the year, aside from the
water bonds, we are informed by one of the
Councithsea, is some $70,000, for which the
city has the pavement around the Parks, the
new steamer, about $2,000 -worth of hose,
and the sewers as ihr as built. From the
same authority we acquire the information
that the floating debt of the city, at the com
mencement of the present fiscal year, was
nearly the same as at the present time. It
would gratify the public • interest, if some
gentleman thoroughly acquainted with city
affairs, and Unprejudiced in his views,would
furnish a table showing the expenditures in
the last three years, and presenting a state
ment of the comparative debt at intervals of
twelve months during the same period.
"Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased
And, with some sweet, oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the foul bosom of the perilous stuff
That weighs upon the heart
Certainly; Plantation Bitters will do it
when nothing eLse will. Melancholy, de
pression, hypochondria. insanity, all spring,
more nr less, from, a diseased stomach, and
this, Plantation Bitters is a sure cure for.
There is no mistake about it ; Dyspepsia,
headache, dullness, ague and low spirits must
yield to the health•givtng and genial influence
of the Plantation Bitters. If you are in doubt
-make one trial and be convinced. Thus say
those who know.
MAGNOLIA WATEIL-A delightful toilet ar
ticle—superior to Cologne and at half the
READEII.-If you are afflicted• with dis
eased, or blind-eyes, cross eyes, deafness, run
ning from the ears, clitrirrh, bronehitis;poly
pus, dyspepsia, throat diseases, or, in fact,
- any chronic disease, requiring either medi
cine or surgical aid, do not fail to avail
yourself of the services of Dr. Liston, the
celebrated surgeon and physician from the
Albany Eye and Ear Infirmary, if yon want
to be cured. Remember he will be at
Brown's liotel, in this city, again on Wednes
clay and Thursday, the Bth and, 9th days of
April, stopping for those twndays,only. No
one need fear but that in consulting and deal
ing with Dr. Liston they will find honesty
and candor, combined witkgreat professional
No Dotirr OF It.—The lion. Jac. M.
Schermerhorp says that a course of study at
: the Iron City College is a fortune to any
young limn, worth at least $5,000. In this
we believe he is fully sustained by every
practical business men who has examined
the system of practical education there adopt
ed, or witnessed its results in graduates of the
College. Young men seeking a business edu
cation, or parents having sons to educate,
would do well to send to Messrs. Smith it
Cowley, Pittsburgh, Pa., for a copy of their
circular, which will be sent fro, on applica
- WIIATEVER will preserve the voice unitn
paired,or restore it to its wonted strength
and clearness when it shall have become hoase
and disagreeable deserves commendation.—
This preserving and restoring power, am
satisfied, by recent trials, belongs to Blade's
Euphonial Lubricators.—Rer..l: Van Aistyne,
Pa.v-tor ..4ghbury 11: E. Church, Euchcater,
THE Democrats gain SiK Supervisors in
Cattacaugus county, N. Y., instead of foitr,as
THE CITY E9L-Fle'ricxv!
The Old Railroad War Times
Cast in the Shade! .
Meetings by the Wholesale, Satire and
Argument, Facts and Fiction,
and a Refreshing Ocea.
• A large and very earnest-spirited meeting
of those opposed to, the present system of
city improvements was held in the Court
House on Thursday evening of last week,
which was presided over by John it Walk
er, assisted by W. G. Arbuckle and L. W.
Olds as Vice Presidents, and Geo. W. Starr
and John W. Douglass as Secretaries. Speech
es were made by W. A. Galbraith, C. W.
Kelso, G. J. Ball, J. W. Douglass, James C.
Marshall; Sherbum Smyth and otherii, all
criticising : severely the plan of improvement
adopted by Councils and Water Commission
er& and urging the election of officers pledged
to reform in municipal affairs. The greatest
hostility was concentrated upon the scheme
for procuring water from • the bay, it being
urged by most of the speakers that it will be
impure and unhealthy, that the original cost
will be enormous and the.annnal expense of
pumping more then the receipts, that the
best quality of water can .be obtained from
the ridges South of the city at half the ex
penditure, and avoiding the necessity of
steam power, and that it would be Cheaper
in the long run to pay damages on the con
tracts already made and 'abandon. the plan
altogether. A 'member and ex-member of
Council who were present attempted_ to ex
plain some of the features ecopplained of, but
met with pbor encouragement On motion
of es-Mayor Smith,. committees of three
were selected for each district to report Can
didates at an adjourned meeting on Monday
evening forMaVer and Councilmen, a'nil the
following resolution, offered by Jonas Gun
nison, was adopted:
Rewired, That our Senator and R,epresen-,
tatives in the. Legislature be and they are
hereby urgently requested to pass an set re
pealing so mueh'of the act of 4th of April,
181.17, as provides for thenppointment of wa
ter commissioners for the city of Erie, and
also all that portion of said act which restricts
the water commissioners to the lake—and in
lieu thereof that a supplement may be en
acted authorizing the election by the people,
of three water commissioners at a special
election._ to be held within thirty days from
-the pagsage of said act."
. The following are the cominittees selected
under .air. Smyth's resolution:
First Dist.—W. J. Sterrett, Jonas Gunni
son, W..W. Dobbins.
Second Dist.—W. 13.11nyes, J. J. Fuessler,
.E. E. Stuiznickel.
Third Dist.—B. B. Vincent, Dr. P. Hall, J.
Fourth Dist..,-James Skinner, James C.
Marshall, Wilson King.
committee of three, consisting of W. A.
Galbraith, C. W. Kelso and A. J. Sterrett,
was selected to report resolutions at the
meeting on Monday evening.
The dele,gates chosen in favor of the pres
ent system of city improvements met at the
Select Council room on Saturdiiy evening, to
complete their ticket. The following is a list
of those in attendance :
tst Dist.—A.B. Kellogg, H. C. Shannon, 0
F. Brevillier. A -
2tl Dist.—Jos. Eicbenlaula,..jr., P. A. Beck
er, J. Reichtachcidt.
3d Dist.-31. Hartleib,...W. R. Davenport,
F. P. Liebel.
4th Dist—G. F. Churchill, John Clemens,
John Clemens was .elected President and
Albert R. Kellogg,Secretary. The Conven
tion, without any speech making or unneces
sary formality, proceeded to the work they
n•ere sent to perform. Orange Noble, the
present incumbent,.was unanimously renom
inated for Mayor, and a full ticket for all the
city offices made up. A meeting to ratify the
nominations was decided upon for Wednes
day evening. The following is a complete
list of the nominees:
East Ward—Justice of the Peace, P. B.
Ist Dist.i-Select Comicil, G. M. Smith
Common Council, Joseph Blenner and RobL
Kennedy ; School Director, G. A. Bennett ;
Auditor, John S. Goodwin ; Assessor, W. W.
Dobbins; Judge, B. Ilubley, (Rep.); Inspec- .
tors, Dennis Fogarty, Leander Dobbins.
2d Dist.—Select Council, C. Shenfield ;
Common, P. Schlaudeeker ; SclMol Director,
J. F. Walther; Auditor, Wm. McAllister;
Assessor, J, J. Fuessler; Judge, H. M. Rib
let (Rep.) ; Inspectors, C. Schmall, E. E. Stun
3d Dist—Select Council, F. P. Liebel '
Common, Jacob Boott, J. N. Bryant ; School
Director, W. S. Brown; Auditor, R. H. Hen
ry ; Assessor, N. Hornell); Judge, R. 11.
Henry (Rep.); Inspectors, B. F. Sloan, Val
4th Dist.--Cotninon Council, John Hearn,
(2 years,) Charles Justice, (1" year); School
Director, Geo. Loper ; Auditory A.J. Foster;
Assessor, Thos. Stewart.
In the second district, John N. Kuhn is
running as an independent candidate for Se
lect Council, on the present improvement is
sue. The following other .independent can
didates lira announced, without taking sides
with either party ;
East Ward—John Ferrier, G. D. Buckley,
P. P. Seuhert,- Hermann Leo; Constable,
George Hill, C. E. Nick, M.l. Cotter: .
West Ward—Constable, David Zimmer
man, B. B. Evans.
A. W. Van Taisel is an independent can
didate for Select Council in the 3d District,
and N. Henry in the 4th, both on the "
- The adjourned meeting of the Reform In
provement party, In the Court House, on
Monday evening, Was presided over by Jas.
C. Marshall, Esq., in the absenee of Mr.
Walker, the regular chairman. An immense
donconrse had assembled, in the anticiKition
of witnessing a lively time, and they were
not disappointed. The proceedings were al-
most momentarily interrupted by demonstra
tions of applause on one hand mid of dissent
on the other, and most of the speakers'were
compelled to submit to a continued cross
questioning, as searching and embarrassing
as that generally applied to witnesses in a
jury trial. Mr. Wilson Mae, from the com
mittee on nominations, reported the follow
Mayor—B. B. Vincent.
Ist Dist.—Select Council, Halsey Felton;
Common, Jos. A. French, Robert Kennedy;
Auditor—W. W. Dobbins ; School Director,-
William P. Hayt.%;.Assessor; Gates A. Ben
2d Dist.—Select Council, Hugh Jones;
Common, Frank Schlaudecker; Auditor, M..
Meyer , School Director, J. F. Walther ; As
sessor, J. J. ,Fuessler.
3d Dist.—Select Council, John R Cochran;
Common, J. M. Bryant, J. W. Swalley ;
School Directors, J. B. Gunnison, William R.
Davenport; Assessor, 31. Ilartlpib; Auditor,
Wm. M. Gallagher.
4th Dist.—Select . Council; L. W. Olds ;
Common, Wm. G. Arbuckle, Andrew T.
Marsh ; Assessor, Thos.- -Stewart ; Auditor,
F. F. Marshall.
"Brother Mac" made a conciliatory speech,
urging the postponement of the nominations
until Wednesday evening, when he proposed
that both sides should meet in conference
and select a common ticket by marking. This
novel suggestion was received with tremen
dous applause, but was voted down never
theless, and the report adopted. Mr. Gal
braith, Chairman of the committee on reso;
lutions, reported as follows
Resolved, That this meeting of the tax-pay
ers and voters of the city of Erie -is in favor
of a judicious and proper system of city im
provements, including sewerage, paving and
water works. The sewerage, where necessa
ry, and upon such streets as are to be paved;
the pavements wherever the growing popu
lation and business seem to require it ; and the
water works to be planned by the best engi
neering ability, and with a strict view to
economy as well as cheapness and durability,
and above all, with regard to the purity of
the water to be obtained thereby.
Resolved, That we are opposed _ to the ill
considered, hasty and extravagant manage
ment which appears to have marked the op
erations of the past year, and which has
fastened upon us the onerous burden of a
sewerage system unnecessarily expensive ; so
constructed as to be of little if any perma
nency or practical use when done, and
built in many instances where sewers are
wholly uncalled for, and where their 'cost is
a most grievous tax upon the people, many
of whom are illy able to bear the infliction.
Resolved, That we look upon the plan
adopted by the water commissioners of tak
ing water from the harbor, as' being in the
highest degree objectionable. The drainage
continually pouring in from the numerous
public - sewers, as well es from the canal and
31111 Creek--end by, which all' the filth and
nastiness of a ihousamicess pools and priv
ies, thematic of tiumerons refineries and the
washingi'of slaughter houses_ are added to
the dirt and foulness from the shipping and
docks, to say nothing of the garbage,dead fish,
and other abominations usual to the water
front of a large town—must, from the nature
of the case, seriously corrupt ' and contami
nate the water and render it unwholesome
and unfit for use.
' Raolra!, Thai this meeting is opposed to
the plan of said water commissioners, for the
further reason'that it is believedAhat from
some one or more ,of the numerous creeks
and springs' on the high-lands south of the
city an ample supply of the purest water
may be obtained at 5.r less cost, and thereby
saving also the perpetual daily expense of
_viva. sad tear ofimachixtery Isev
itably lactdental, to the constant pumping
process.:.• • =
Resoteed„Thit the-set or Assetibly, 7th of
April, 1867, br,whickthisvity is obliged to
erect water WO*lll4 *AO 1)7 Watch also the
Legislature undeitook:tcrptobibit the taking
of water from any - sottroe except. the lake ;
and further, took from , the people the right of
selecting.their-own agents for exercising the
extensive povrer grahted, and disbursing the
unlimited means authorized by said act, was
passed without any petition from the citizens,
and w.„e now ask tu ho b eard upon a matter
that so vitally concern s our interests. And
to this end we again respectfully ask for the
passage 0170 lavrallowing thellection of the
three want' . ommiasioners by people, in
order to give an opportunity for an expression
by the voters upon this question through the
' • Revired, That a copy of these resolutions
be forwarded to our Bensitor and Representa
Mr. J. W. Douglass offered a resolution,
and .sristairied it in .aqtao remarks, that es
none of the reports on water works were sat
isfactory to the public, the Councils be re
quested to secure the services of a competent
engineer to evihrine! the Matter in all its
bearings. Mr. Thos. B. Vincent, in a lotid
voice, wished to know what objection there
was against Mr. Birkenbine,- the engineer
who •planned the - system ; ot water works
adopted ? Mr. Douglass said lie didn't know;
but there arc objections, and that is enough.
Mi. J. Ross Thompson asked what assurance
we would have that as the reports Of two en
gineers were not satisfiictorY, that of a third
would be received with any 'better favor.
Bro. Mac here made his third or forirth sug
gestion for the evening. - Mr. Wilson King
complained that the examinations made had
not been thorough, and expressed his convic
tion that enough pure water could be.pro
eured from the hills and streamssouth of the
.city to furnish a supply thrfilly years. Brit.
MSc commended Mr.. King as a judicious
man, to the amusement of the audience. The
President called Bro. 3lac to order, but be
persisted in holding his ground, amid great
applause. Mr. Olds didn't want Mr. Doug
lass resolution passed, because if the ticket
were elected"all the matters in dispute would
be adjusted. Mr. Galbraith argued that the
appointment of a new engineer could not
mend the difficulty, as the act of Legislature
required the water to be taken from the lake.
Mr. potiglass said there is a new bill which
allows the water commissioners discretionary
powers. Mr. Rawle, one of the commission-'
ers, explained at length the course they had
pursued, and denied that enough water could
be got from the bills to supply the city. The
water of the bay was the best around; he
often drank it, and thmight it as good as that
of any city in the world. He referred to the
fact that all the contracts for the water works
had been let, and believed it too late now to
inaugurate a new plan. Mr. Galbraith re
sponded in a vigorous argument, claiming
-that enough care had not been taken in as
certaining the best source of supply, and de
nouncing as suspicious the- undue baste that
had been exhibited. He disclaimed any per
sonal feeling' against the commissioners,
whom he believed as good men as could be
chosen. To get at the nub of the'question
the sewerage and water systems must be taken
as a whole. We were spendingmuch money
to empty the filth of the City into the bay,
and then going deliberately at work to pomp
it back again for drinking purposes. The ex
pense would be too great to sustain, and the
water not fit to drink. Several of . the- most
competent engineers in the country had as
sured him that an abundance of water could
be brought into the city from the adjacent
streams. He-criticised severely the measures
adopted, declared that they would impose a
heavier burden on the city than we cad bear,
and closed by alleging that it will be cheaper
to stop the whole work new, than to go on
and find it a failure in the end. While Mr'
G. was speaking, frequent interrogatories
-were addressed to him, which he responded
to in a vein that kept the audience in the best
'of spirits. Mr. C. Siegel thought water suffi
cient could be got without going to the bay,
but considered this an eleventh hour agita
tion, as all the contracts had been let. Bro.
Mac was glad to know that Bro. Siegel
had experienced a change of heart. Mr. G.
J. Ball moved an ninendnient to Mr. Doug
lass resolution, providing that -the engineer
should report the comparative expense of
procuring water from the bay .or hills, and
sustained it in a lengthy speech. He was op
posed to going to the bay. The original cost
would be over $250,000, the yearly expense
$40,000, and the receipts not more than
$4,000. It would involve us in bankruptcy.
Mr. J. Ross Thompion delivered an ingeni
ous speech in defence of the city officers. He
blamed the opponents of the present system
of improvements for not waking up earlier.
We are all agreed that water is needed, and
his knowledge of the country satisfies-11bn
that the bay is the only place where it can
be got. We take our ice from the bay ; why
not our water? The daily cost of the water
works would not be over *l4. - Mr. Ball re
plied, and quite a lively discussion eneued,in
which these two gentlemen filled the most
prominent part. Finally, the President got
out of patience, and put a motion to adjourn,
which was carried without the least dissent,
anti the resolution and amendment both fell
to the ground. The desire to. speak was so
general that half a dozen would claim the
floor at a time, and several of the gentlemen
Who made the most desperate efforts failed
to catch the President's eye: It was a meet
ing worthy of the old railroad "war in its
palmiest days, and carried the recollections
of many back to that eventful period.
The meeting of the Improvement party, to
ratify their nominations, was held in the
Court House on Wednesday evening, and, if
possible, was even a larger and more inter
esting one than that just described. Hon.
Selden Marvin presided, and on taking the
chair, said he .was at first opposed to the
present improvements, but the more consid
eration he had given them, the stronger he
was convinced that they were the best we
could have. The leading speaker of the
"Improvement" party was lion. John P.
Vincent, who , displayed a familiarity with
the subject, and a clearness of argument,
that made a favorable impression upon many.
He said it was a peculiar feature of Erie,
that no public measure can be originated
without incurring great hostility. - We are
large enough now to take on the clothes of
a large city. He hoped that there are a ma
jority of the people who favor sewerage and
water works of any price. He had drawn up
the hill for the water works, and was not
afraid to take the responsibility: Ile would
not change a sentence of it. Ile believed the
bay water good enough for any one. The
selection made by the Court for water com
missioners was judicious. How can we com
pete with other cities nnleis we furnish the
same facilities ? He did not deny that there
may be defects in our improvements. The
point aimed at in the sewerage was to haie
them empty at the lowest point in the bay.
It was necessary the sewers should have their
present depth in order to accomplish their
object:- The time to have complained was
at the start. No better sy:tem had been Prof
posed. He was against it at first, but, bad
become convinced that it wits the best plan
thateould be devised. All admit that water
is needed. The object to be, gained is to se
ct:ire the most abundant supply at the lowest
cost. An experienced engineer, not n; con
tractor or one seeking rnontrads,
full examination, reported that there is but
one stream south of the city tlintrnould furn
ish a supply sufficient for the city. That is
Lelkeuf Creek; and its water is not fit to
drink. The other stmams were often so dry
that they, would•not furnish enough water for
-a fleck of sheep. They receive the washings
of the farms and roads, and are not as clean
as the lake water: Lake Pleasant is. in a
hat*, and the water cannot be' brought to
the;city without great expense ; .the amount
is sometimes so small that it can be run
through a two inch augur hole, To concen
trate the` steeiriis idto a common reservoir
would entail more expense than to lift it from
the bay. He had drank bay water for twen
ty years, and liked it; it is gooa. We can
extend the pipes out into the lake when
necessary. A rapid current is ; hourly . run
ning in the 'bay. No filth of. appreciable
quantity extends into it two hundred feet
above the mouth of the canal. It is not the
quality of water to affiliate with its opposites
except through agitation and distance. The
waters of .the Schuylkill, though bordered by
coal mines and in'anufactorieS, arc proved by
official authority to be chemically pure. If
Philadelphia can drink tint water of the
Schuylkill Dam,. why should we object to
those of the lake? The opposition may be
lionest,;bitt it is ill-foiltified t. • . ;
31r. Siegel asserted that there is enough
water south of the city to supply us two
hundred years. Judge Vincent responded
that this was mere assertion, and disproved
by- official examinati4a.,- The ‘ frem
the high lan& cannot be thrown higher than
.Twelfth street, and South Erie would be ex
cluded from its benefits.. Mr. Sieel alleged
that it could be thrown twice as high as the
Reed House. Judge Vincent replied that if
Mr. Siegel had once said that 'a horse-Was
sixteen feet high he would stick to it. The
only way to bring t profrlperitiy is, to carni*
the means for securing it. Ne Man wi;hes
to 'cast his lot in a community that does not
exhibit foresight and liberality. When we
had only 6,000 population, 'we went into
debt $300,000, yet we are alarmed now at a
sum not twice that.' A:community or. i ndiv id
ual is of no account until debts are incurred.
Lot us gladly meet the burdens that may be
necessary to place IA upon the footing we
Mr. Sherwin, city engineer, made a lengthy
speech, explaining the sewerage system, and
was followed by Cot Thompson, in a stirring
address, appealing to the people to stand by
their . efficient servants.'
Mr. Galbraith, in answer to repeated calls,
said he thought it right'that both sides should
be heard. He, found himself for the first time
in his life alluded to - ns an old fogy. He had
subscribed liberally heretofore, and was al
ways glad to do all he could to promote ,the
prosperity of the community. He ridiculed
the speecheS of Messrs. Vincent and Sherwin,
calling out almost incessant applause. Judge
Vincent's speech was very ingenious, and
had almost convinced him that the best thing
to he . done was to empty all our filth into the
Rayand then pump it up again for drinking.
He had the opinions of Several able engi
neers to the effect thatari,abundant supply of
water is to be had froth the hillsides. It
was impossible' to convince him that, the
water of the Bay would be fit to! drink after
pouring into it . all the stuff from the canal
and sewers. The system would create an
eternal expense, costing $20,000 a year foi
running, and leaving a deficiency in receipts
of $B,OOO at least, aside from interest 'on the
bonds.' If it constitutes an old-fogy to be in
faVor of judicious expenditures, he'i'las will
ing to be called one. He spoke in an affect
ing strain of the lard burdens the present
system entails upon the pOor. The Water
Commissioners have prejudged the case, and
the people ought to have an opportunity to
decide for them Selves. The art of the Leg:
islaturuputs us iri manacles. The - • election
on Friday will not decide the issue, as,other
questions will control it. He wanted the
Wa.ter Cotomissioners to come Before the.,
people, and allow them an opportunity to say
whether they approve their acts or not.
Further speeches were made by Messrs. T.
B. Vincent, J. P. Vincent, Wm. Bell, jr., C.
- Siegel and 0..1. Ball, but dui limited time
before going to presi does not admit of giv
ing an abstract of -them. The speakers were
often interrupted, but, with one exception,
all took it in good humor, and the proceed-
ings Were as pleasant as We havecver seen at
a public meeting. The Committee on reso
lutions, consisting of Messis4. W. W. Lyon,
J. P.Nincent, L. A. Morrison, Jno. Clemens
and' - 1". A. Becker, reported the following:
Reitolred, That we heartily endorse the,
nomination of Orange Noble as Mayor, and
the present system of city improvements.
Racgred, That we request our Senator and
Representatives to oppose the repeal of so,
much of:the Act of April 4, 1867, as grants
to . the Court the power to appoint Water
Commissioners. • •
The "Reform", party have called another
meeting, 'for this' (Thursday) evening, and
more fun is expected than ever.
LOCAL BREVITIES: .
Ntw Spring Silk and Fancy •Hats, beauti
ful Coatings and Cassimeres; Aso, agents for
reports of fashion. : JONES & LYTLE.
TUE spring fever has prevailed to an alarm
ing 'extent arnong certain 'classes of our com
munity during the.past week. All hands in
this office, from the editor dawn to the "dev
il," 'have been seriously.atfectecl.
WE are gratified to learn that the gallant
Capt. Jouett has been ordered to the, com
mand of the U. S. S. Michigan. The Captain
is a great favorite With our citizens, and his
selecting will be received with general favor.
W. A. llit,townv has been appointed to the
position of Assistant General Superintendent.
of the Phila. & Etfie R. •R., and John W.
Reynolds has taken the, Superintendency of
thti Western Division, left vacant by Mr. B.'S
AT Tire request of a number of our•coun
try subscribers, we again add a market de
partment to our paper, which we were in
duced to abandon some months ago, on 'ac
count of the inability to secure accurate
reports. We shall aim to make it reliable,
and will be,pleased to receive-any suggestions
that may be offered.
Manager of the Black Crook Troupe,
G; Mortinier, wound up the' performance on
Baturday 'evening, by a display of genius
surpassing any given previously during the
week. He pocketed all the proceeds, and
then quietly slipped away= on the • midnight
train, leaving , the salaries of most of his
troupe unsettled, and'sundry other parties to
"whistle for their paY." From what we saw
of 3lortimer, we came to the conetusiOn
that he is one of the most impudent scoun
.I.iikeply to the question whether the "one
fear" mentioned in the thirty-third section of
the Bankruptcy Act, expires on the 2d , day,
!of March or on the Ist day of June, 1868,
Judge McCandless, of the *D. S. District
Court, has written the following
Pirilinvnotr, March 4,18(18.
Dear Sir :—Yours of•the 2d -received. I
had Abe question before me yesterday and
have decided that the year does hot expire
until the Ist day of June next.
_ WILSON M'CAN BLESS.
L. D. RdoEns, Esq.,
• It.egister, Franklin, Pa.
According to a provision of the act, no
discharge will be granted to a debtor after
June 1, 1868, whose assets do not pay-fifty
per centurn of - the claims against bbi estate.
, A UNION TEMPtIIANCE meeting of the
different eitysongreEations was held in the'
First Presbyterian church, on Sabbath even
ing, which filled the. spacious edifice to its
fullest capacity. 3L W. Caughey, Esq., pre
sided, and addresses were delivered by Rev.
;Messrs. Lyon, Cain and Bainbridge, the ten
oeof all which was in favor - of church co
operation on the subject. The temperance
cause was reported to have made much pro
gress durng the year past, and one speaker
claimed that less ardent spirits were sold
now in the city than over before—an asser
tion which hardly seems borne out by the
increased number of saloons. Mr. Caughey
.called attention to the proposed law for a
change in the license system, urged the
friends of temperance. to' rally for its defeat,
and hinted that the city election on Friday
was not without its interesting features.
Time busy-bodies about town who persist
in connecting the editor of this paper with
alleged-private - quarrels among any class of
our citizens, either know very little of his
disposition or wilfully, equivocate. We have
no feisiinal grudges to gratify; add wish lt`
to be distinctly understood that all reports to
the contrary arc falsehoods, As editor of
the party organ, our obligation is due to the
whole organization, and in the future, as in
the past, our unceasing aim will be to pre
serve harmony, rather than to encourage any ,
factious conflicts. The masses of the party
should indignantly frown down the attempts
of the few who seek by injudicious language
and actions to perpetuate the late disogyea
- -Tnr. friends of Col. Dan Rice have limed
a long address to the delegates to the Demo
cratic National Convention, which they arc
spfeading broadcast over the country. It re- -
cites the causes which have enabled the Rad
icals to retain power for so long a period,ar
guos that none of the candidates named for
the Democratic nomination can: be success
ful, and arrives at the stunning • conclusion
that the only man whose name can lead the
party on to Victory is the one whose claims
they advocate, It must 'be aelmowledged
that, whatever Dan's chances for a nomina
tion may be, he has got his friends roused up
to a point of rare perseverance and enthusi
asm. . •
AyrEtt hearing all sides of our local con
troversy, mind given to each its due share of
ci . ) . .lisideration, we have reached the conclu
sion that the most - erivlable - posltion on earth
is to be either Mayor ; Councilman or Water
Commissioner of this city. The fortunate
beings who have attained these - exalted hon
ors havethe inestimable privilege of "work
ing for nothing and boarding themselves,"
and receiving all the curses of the communi
ty besides. We wonder that every man and
woman in the city does not rash with
eager haste to secure one of these much to be
Mn. LOWRY offered a resolution in the
State Senate, on the sth inst., urging the en
largement of our canal upon the favorable
consideration of Congress, and asking a Fed
eral appropriation to secure its accomplish
ment. It would appear from this as if the
Senator had arrived at the conclusion that
the movement to obtain State aid will be a
failure. In that event, our people will have
to thank Gov. Geary, whose fears that it
might "damage the Radical party," have done
more to put a chill upon the measure than all
other reasons combined.
Tun Democratic State Committee, at its
recent meeting, adopted the following reso
lution, wltidh we hope: to see promptly acted
' "That we earnestly request the Democracy
of each township in the State to take such
measures as will secure to every Democrat in
their respective districts the reading of lt
least one sound and reliable Democratic
newspaper, the county newspaper to have
preference, and that they will also endeavor
to place such paper in the hands of all who
are willing to take and read the same."
A FREE lecture will be delivered in the
First-Presbyterian church, oft Friday evening,
the 20th-inst., nt 7:1-2 o'clock, by Rev.'
Martin, of Nevada, upon "Our Pacific coast,
and the bearing of, the Pacific R. 11. on• the
development of our agricultural and mineral
resources in the vast Western States and
Territories." A large outline map, based up
on the latest Government .surveys,. will be
used, affording information that will be inter
esting to everybody. No collection'' - will be
TnE ninth lecture of the Y. M. C. A. course
will be delivered by the Ilimous female speak
er, Miss Anna, E. Dickenson, on Tuesday
evening nett, her subject being the signifr
can one, "Woman and Idioti." In this lee:
ture, Miss D—argues that the., two classes are
not on the same level, and that woman still
possesses a-few rights which tyrannical man
refuses .to concede her. The notoriety of the
orator or oratress (Which - shall we call her ?)
will undoubtedly attract a large :audience.
Aterun the unusually cold winter, the ap
pearance of spring' is hailed with a fervor
that cannot be expressed by all classes' of our
commttnity. Sunday last was as pleasant as
a Jtine day ; the air was made vocal with the
songs of birds, and the streets were lively .
with-pedestrians. We may have a few. cold
days yet, but it seems to be the opinion of
the best weather-prophets that the semon of
snows and storms is near its end. Welcome,
thrice welcome, balmy spring.
Tau municipal election on Friday has been
the general theme of discussion in the city
durinz the last week, and as the decisive day
approaches the troubled waters toil and
_bubble with increased violence. The contest
has assumed theldfrect issue of eiustaitting or
rejecting.the action of the Councils and Wa
ter Commissioners, with most of the heavy
property Owners on one side of thelnestion,
and the mass of laboring men and small,
free-holders on The other,
Trm Radical State Convention, which met
in. Philadelphia, last week, selected the tol
lowing persons as delegates to the National
Convention and candidate for elector, for. this
Delegates—Henry Soilther, Gen. Harrison
Allen. Alternates—CaPt. A. B. McClain, L.
Elector—James Sill. •
Tim- following ioaid.to have occurred not
more than a . thonsand miles from Erie.: "My
dear," said the wife, "tlie Black Crook is here;
shall we witness it to-n it "Well,V said
the'husband, `tl had better go alone to-night;
and see if it is a proper place for ladies."
"Tes—well," said the wife, "I rather guess
I'd better go alone and see if it is a proper
place for gentlemen l" Both went. •
A YOUNG cha6 sentenced to jail in Buffalo,
for having walked into the affections of a
miss of that city too strongly, secured a re•
lease on Saturday, by marrying the aggrieved
object of his intrigues. The wedding took
place within the jail walls, and the' "happy
groom" has the satisfaction of commencing
his matrimonial career with a bride and an
heir at the same time.
. WE, hope -to see a full vote polled at the
city clecti on Friday. The 'issues to be
decided arc of so much importance that eve•
ry citizen should be prompt toavail himself
of the opportunity to give' a verdict upon
them. Let us have the questions decided in
a manner that will leave no opportunity for
dispute in future.
TIM attention of country dealers and of
our country readers generally is called 'to the
'advertisement of Mr, Josiah Carpenter, com
mission merchant. New York city, - who is
one of the heaviest operators in his line ih
the Union. From what knowledge we
have secured of Mr. C., we believe him to be
perfectly reliable In all respects.
Id South Erie, a Union ticket bus been
fomied, headed by our invincible friend Win.
Henry for Burgess, which-trill be supported_
without opposition. In Still Creek, each
politic;al party has its ticket in the field, and
is working hard forsucceas. -
LATEST NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
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Johnson and Grant in a Flurry !
BIG FISHING FOR THE PRESIDENCY I
Cheitp,,Dry , thiods Store of
EDSON, CHURCHILL •gi CO.
The - Latest Arrival of the Season
JUST RECEIVED, A LARGE STOCK OF
Alpacas---Black, Brown and Drab---Splendht Goods
TO BE SOLD AWAY DOWN BELOW THE MARKET.
A Flume Stock of Delainelo,
Very Handsome Patterns, Superior to any in Town. w
LARGEST STOCK OF PRINTS IN TOWN,
.0 st .go 1• . n , .r. ..4 of I a s• . y..
lialimmmool WI) al ti .1// t$ J I-4 kV A
hat everybody has been calling for and can now be supplied with. They are going like the dew
BLEACHED MIETSI.INS !
, 1 Now '. :MU a 'Ara .au to s e
20,000 Yards Cheap Milsling,
We have Just received from the Manufactory
50,000 Yards of Brown Muslim
That we are willing that our customers should carry away, as we have not room for them, Our
counters are loaded down with Domestic Goods, bought previous to the
LATE ADVANCE IN THE EASTERN MARKET !
Now is the time to bug, before they go higher.
Next door South of the Post Office.,
rpHOMAS STEWART, A. THOMPSON AND
1 THOMAS WILLIS, ENtis., Directors of the
Poor and House of Employment for the county
of Erie, in account, with the county of Erie for
the year 1867:
To cash received from Thomas Wilson
" eash.from Seneca and Luelnc' Web-
ster for board ........ 61 (K)
" cash from Mrs. Pierce for board ...... ' 00
cash from sale of clover seed Jill 4.1
" cash from Mrs. likeser for board ..... '3 . 1 SO
" cash from A. King for barley .. . 11.)(1 00
" cash from C. Kolb for Matthalen
rash from Hawkinh, board of son ..
" ll:arrant returned from 1. ,
bury Issued In error 35 72
" cash from County Conanlssioneri... 22,600 00
" cash from sales of sheep pe1t5...„..... 71 2i
•` Warrants In circulation 7g3 02
EXPADIT L'il ES.
By Warrants Issued for sundry bill, as •
• per vouchers on tile, to out door
. paupers of all grades 59,70.1 11
For railroad fares hi passing paupers
. through the county 8.31 85
" advertising for plans for new build
ing 11 73
" beehives $3,10, blacksmithing $73,02.. 70 02
" books and stationery 650,92, bricks
S-49,60 79 92
permits and burying thodead, • 75 1 4 .3
" beef 0310,57,
boots and shoes 510.25.... 350 82
" buckwheat Hour 9144,00, corn 56000.. 201 - 1.4)
" coifing 5.2n150, constable fees 5J3,78,
crackers 9.i,50 212 74
" coal 11161.50, crockery 915,01 170 50
" dry goods 51,419,63, drugs and medi
cine 5.............. . .......... 1,49 3 22
" flour 010100, furniture and fixtures
01.92,15 336 63
" groceries 01,932,90, hardware. tor
House 081,61 2,014 51
" harness and repairs Sk,Bo, incident
als 011 1 ,76 47 .50
Justice's fees 571,93, labor on funn
$2OO 277 83
" Laura Raymond judgment vs. Di
rectors of the Poor. costs and int_ . 319 9'2
" lime and plaster 98,25, lumber $18,00... 24 25
" leather and - findings 144 50
" medical attendance for out door pan.
pers ..... 294 00
" meal 019,84; oil 53,25, 1 yoke oxen 9170 09
" plows and points s2s, 4 pork 5374,115.... 519 08
" printing anti paper 883,60, sheep 9211 271 CO
" straw 56.03, soap 84,63, tobacco 583,42. 'l4 65
" salary Thou. Stewart director 1 year a 1.5 00
" salary Andrew Thompson, director
_and mileage 110 00
" salary Thos, Willis, director I rear ... 123 00
" salary Dr. Dickinson as_physician 1
year :01 00
" salary H. A. Spencer as city physi
cian 1 year 200 00
" salary 11. E. Phelps us Corry physi
cian % year 150 00
" salary Wm. M. Arbuckle, clerk Iyr :110 00
"" salary Calvin Pool as steintni 1 year .500 119
" salary Mho; Pool as seamstress " 78 0)
" salary John 11. Walker attorney " zo 00
" sleigh and sleigh shoes ...... ....... 63 115
" Treasurer's commission 107 SO
. . , ..
" taking paupers to poor house .... .... 2.5 8$
" threshing clover seed ,530, weaving
carpet $5,00 . 35 00
" Western l'enn'a hospital. • :ti'i 15
" wood 14.11.415, wheat t:400 ..:. 712 25
" potatoes $06,23. oats $ 7 . 25 liti 48
" expenses of Directors to Buffalo to
examine poor house buildings........ 21 75
" J. H. Whitllon's expenses to Sing
Sing and attorneys fees in the
Greentlo case 42 .s,
one share in Mill Creek hay scales . 15 (X)
-" farm tools and wagon repair'. tx. 30
" amount of warrants issued for bills
. passed .... . ..................... .. ............ ... . 4:21,352 30
"warrants in circulation last settle-'
ment I,l<ti 21
" paid balance due late treasurer...... 5 11
" cash itt treasury 755 :2
We, the undersigned Auditors' of the county
of Erie, having met together at the office of the
County Commissioners of said county. and
having carefully examined the accounts of the
Directors of the Poor and Alms house of Erie
county, do report and certify that Nve find them
correct as stated.
Given under our hands and seals this 13th day
of January, A. D., 181 is.
[Signed.) F. F. STOWF, S.]
M. HARTLEIB, s.[
M. Arbuckle, Treasurer, in account with
Directors of the Poor for 1S 7:
To cash from County Conitni.sioners ..5.:2,n00
" Cash for Sundries 877 tr;
By warrants redeemed and cancelled
by .tuditors 4 22,11117 29
" rah paid to former treamtrer ...... 5 11
" cash In treahary 775 57
To balance In treasury
• We, the undersigned, Auditor, of the county.
of Erie, halving met together at the ()Mee of the
County Commlsitoners• of said •county, and
having carefully examined theneeounts of Wm,
M. Arbuckle, Treasurer of the Directors of the
Poor and Alms House of Erie county, for the
year A. D., VC% as stated, In the tibove uccount,
and do rbpott theid correct ;, and that are find
due the Directors, and in the hatillg of the said
Treasurer, the sum of seven hundred and sev
enty-five dollars and fifty-seven cents.'
Given under ourliands and seals tilt-115th day
of fanuary, A D.,1868•
[Signetl.l . E;: STOWE,
M. I e i.ARTEIB,
No. of out door paupers Jan. 1, 1567 421
Taken charge of ,during the year 1,112
Dixcharged and died during the :year
Remaining on hat:4Jan. 1, IS
But notwithstanding , all this, the
THE: LASOFST STOCK OF'
From S to 121.2 Cents.
Edson, Churchill & Co.,
No. of Inmates In nowt° Jam 1,1 S 119
Admitted during the year 1111
Plea. 12; out on trial bound out 2; Penn'a •
iluapitul 1; discharged'ri ...........................114
Remaining Jan. 1,4 l
Maless4; foinales 42-127.
WIIERE BoßN—America 56; Ireland 3.; Ges
many 15: Canada 2; England 2.; France 1; in
Ages of Paupers now In Poor House-1 to 5, 7;
5, to 10, 8; 10 to 13, 0; 15 to 20, 7; 20 to 23, 6; 25 to MI,
4; 30 to 35 . , 31 to 40, 0; 40 i 4) 10: 45 to 30, 8; 50
to 55, 7; 50 to OJ, 9; CO to 05, 11; 65 to 70, lt)., M
70 to 80,
11,• 80 to 00, srand 1, a colored woman, 103-1
Physical Condition-41INIIIIV, 0; deaf and dumb,
3; cripples, 16; blind, 10,. idiotic, II; feeblemind
ed, 2; lame 3; helpless. 0.
Meals and lodging furnished at Erie,Corry
and Union, for out door paupers, transiet, 530;
and for transient paupers at Poor House, from
one night to two weeks, of all grades, 211.
I'mxtuce of the farm for the year ending Dec.
31, 1.867.11 calf skins tanned on starves, b realm,
weight 503 Ari., 73 lbs. honey, 4,1511 tbs. pork, 101
sheep pelts,.39Pbushels wilco t, 71 bushels barley,
46 do. oats, .00 do. corn, 7.'0 do. potatoes, 10 do.
turnips.,: 0l di.lnl iOnk,.33 do. tomatoes, 20 tons
hay, 2,000 beads cabbage, 3,500 lbs mutton, 31
bushels clover seed, 50.10. apples,-13 do. beets, 10
do. parsnips, 1 calf sold for 85, 93 doz. candles,
40 barrels soap, and 350 Its. butter.
Stock on Farm Jan. 1, INIB.-13) chickens, 12
turkles, 22 ducks. 15 geese, I horses, 10 cows, 1
hull 2 years old. 21 shoats.
Articles llfonufactur.sl In the . House for the
yr or ending Dec. 31, IMS-Men's coats 25, pants
s 0 pair, vest's a), shirts 95,htockings 50palr, shoes
35 do., handkerchiefs 2a, overalls 40 pair, wo
men's caps 15, dresses 60, chimisettes os,aprons
80, shoes INS pair, stockings 35 do., handkerchiefs
20, petticoats a), night dresses , 40, boys' coats 15,
pants 31) pair, shirts 3.3, shoes 12 pair, stockings
IS pair, aprons 10, girls' dresses • 25, aprons 15,
chonisettes 15, petticoats 10, shoes 5 pair, stock
ings 12 do. .111 of which •is respectfully sub
FRANK - ALLEN , AGENT ,
T. • .
( 7 , 1111-7
Wholesale Dealer in Fine -
Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, Gins, Rums,
CORDIALS, RITTERS, ETC.
Also, Bottled Liquors.
febda-3m.1 No. 1226 State St., Erie, Pe.
Warrant ;in Bankruptcy.
frHIS 04 TO GIVE NOTICE that on the Ws
day of March, A. D., IMR, a Warrant do
Bankruptcy was issued out of the District Court
of the United States, for the Western Distilet of
renn'a, against the estate of Wm. H. Ward, of
Erie city, in -the county of Erie, and State of
Pennsylvania, in said District, adjudged a
bankrupt upon his own petition; that the
payment of any debts and delivery of any
property belonging to such bankrupt to bins or
for Ills use, anti the transfer of any prop
erty by him are forbidden by law. A meet:.
Mg of the creditors of the said bankrupt,
to prove their debts and to choose one or more
Assignees of his estate, will be held at a Court
of Bankruptcy, to be holden at the office of the
Register, In the city of Erie, before S. E. Wood
ruff, Esq. Register in Bankruptcy-for said dis
trict, on te lab day of May, A. Th, IS.'S, at 10
o'clock, A. M.
THOMAS A. ROWT.F.Y.•
U. S. Marshal, Messenger.
By G. P. Davis, Dept. U.S. Marshal,
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
'HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that on the Ilith
day of Feb., Isa!;, d Warrant In Bankruptcy
was Issued out of Do-District Court of the Coi.
ted States, for the 'Western - District of Pcnren,
against the estate of Page Crosswen, of :Corry,
in the County of Erie, In .tiald district, ad
judged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the
payment of any debts and delivery of any pro
perty, badongnur to such bankrupt, to him or for
his use, and the transfer of any property by
him, are forbidden by law; and that .s meeting
of the creditors of said bankrupt, to prove their
debts, and to choose one or more aNtligllf eS of
his estate, wilt be heldat a Court of Bankrupt
cy, to be holden at the office of the Register, in
the city of 'Erie, before k. E. Woodruff, Elul.,
Register in bankruptcy for said district, on the
lath day of April, A. D., ISaa nt 10 o'clock, A,
M. , TitomAs A. 110WLEY,
U. N. Marshal Messenger.
By G. P. Davis, Dept. U.S. Marshal.
In the matter of Ineoryo- In the Court of
ration of the Rector, Vor ar- Common Pleas of
dens and Vestrymen of St. Erie Co.. Pa.
John's Church, ih the city No. 13 of May
of Erie. ' Term, 186 g.
ALL PERSONS interested will please take
notice that the charter in this ease has been
tiled In the Coutt of Common Pleas, In No. 13 of
May Term, ISlis, with the prayer of the petition
ers for the final decree of Incorporation, which
will be granted on the fourth Mdnday of May
next,Miless sufficient cause be shown why the
said order shall not be made. -
feb.rXtts. C. P. ItOOERS, Pro.
ritilE ELEGANT STORE ROOST now occuplotl
I by G. W. Goodrielt,No. 4f..5 State street, will
be for rent from Aprillst. Rent !MO. Enquire
_ Or mhl2-tf. . GALBRAITH.
St. John's C