The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, December 31, 1868, Image 2

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    Weekly Observer.
TUE STATEMP.FT of the public debt for
the month of December will show another
increase of between tiro and three million
dollars. The Internal Revetuie receipts have
been about the average at this . season, but
,the customs receipts have fallen off slightly.
The War department expenses, owing to
'the Indian difficulties, have largely -in
The Pennsylvania State Legislature will
meet at Harrisburg, on the first Trirsday in
January, the sth of the month. The Senate
will be compited of 18 Republicans and V
Democrats; the House of 61 Republicans
and 39 Denocrats—giving allepublican ma
jority of 25 on joint ballot A. Gaited States
,Senator to succeed Mr. Buckalew is to be
elected on Tuesday, the 17th inst., wh r o will
of course be a Republican. Although Mr.
Scofield is so much talked of in our local
Republican press, we do not perceive that he
hits much support outside of the diitrict.
The contest seems to lie between Thompson
and . Kemble of Phila., Scott, of Huntingdon,
Grow, of Reno, and Moorjoad, of, Alle
gheny, trot one of whom ()assesses qualities
which Would make him a fitting representa
tiiit of Pennsylvania in the Senate.
In another column will be found an article
from the Chambersburg Valley Spirit, whose
'.!: l .‘'tior, J. M. Cooper, Esq., is one of the most
thoughtful and sagacious gentlemen in Penn
sylvania, expressing some views in regard to
the next State Convention which seem to us'
"pre-eminently sound and well considered. As
.such we commend them to the official expo
nents at our party in all sections, and trust
they will secure that attention to which they
are entitled by the importance of the sug
gestions • We have long berth of the opinion
that the latest day that can be conveniently
set for the nomination of, our candidate for
Governor will afford'ui the fairest prospect
of success, and:' intend ',publishing' at. .length
our reasons for so thinking at the firstlavor
able opportunity.. It gives us•pleasure to see
that the Harrisburg Patriot; the recognized
central organ of th i l party, fuliv endorses the
ti Spirit's position. oth papers, however, In'-
• cline to an earlier day than seems to us ad:
- visable; the 10th of September, if proper or:
ganization were effected before hand, would
be long enough for all practical ends, and
render victory more certain.
While on this topic, we cannot. refrain
from saying a word on the Thubjeci of the
nominee., Strong 'efforts are already being
made to commit the different counties to the
respective candidates for nomination, and if
they snereed wesliall have a repetition of
the old hetirtburnings, to be followed, in all
probability, by another.defeat. Let the press,
from one end of the State to the other, cry'
"out against trie policy of-committing the dele
gates to any'Candidates. in advance ; and' let
us, for once, have a Convention mssembled
witnonc we
pay, any wrongs to reiene, or any object to
fulfil ex6pt the advanamtont or the Demo
-erotic cause. Howeverpersonal friendship
may dispose us, no man w.ith halt ag,eye can
ail to observe that unicsa l lthe Democratic
paty of Pennsylvania puti forth representrr
tive men in the next campaign, who iire'not
identified with the prejudices that have grown
out of the war, it may as welt surrender the
&hi in advance, Give us n Convention of
pure, unpledgeit delegates, free from entang:
ling alliances, and resolved upon making the
best ch.oiCe of candidates, irrespective of per
sonal, clique or sectional interests ; new men
for our standard-bearers, who cannot be trUC
cessfully assailed; a short, active and aggres
sive campaign; and therelill be no doubt of
the result,
The fear among the Republicans of a rup
ture between Grant and-the party-leaders is
deepening daily, Ile is known to be in favor
of repealing the Tenure-of-office Law; of
the passage of Jenckes' Civil Service Bill;
of the transfer of the Indian Bureau to the
War Department; of stopping subsidies to
railroads, and of breaking up all the Radical
thieving rings throughout the eouritry. Fear
ing his power the Radicals appear determined
to hold on to the Civil Tenure Act, iu order
that'when they get one of their own kind in
office they may be able to keep him there.
To all of these sorrows of the'lladictils is
added another, and, a feather, whibh will
probably complete the burden of their endu
rance. This is the assertion of Genera) Grant,
-..7.4nt1y, that he considered the faithful ad
mipistration of public business head and
shoulders above the claims of party, and
that lie is an enemy henceforth of the princi
ple that party services are a claim for pub
.llc'office. General Grant declares that he will
nut remove officers who have been faithful
to their trust early because any political
party demands it.
The Radicals are also incensed at Grant's
reticence on Cabinet matters. They advise
him very freely, but they complain that he
tides not manifest any disposition to act on
It, and that they are ignorant as to his pre
ferences of men. Altogether. the tight seems
to have fairly begun, and it may be looked
forward to by outsiders with rare interest.
The Cuban insurgents held nut well. It
iv now about three montka since with only
five_ hundred teen they raked the standard
of revolt. Though all the Spanish troops in
the island and all the volunteers that could
he organiz , :d are sent Itgainst them, they ap
pear to be stronger and more determineti
than ever. They have now in the field at
least ,fifteen thousand men, tolerably armed
and provitiM, - who, have had experience of
ampaiguing anal of b2ittle„ anti do not heal•
tate:fin enpoz with the veterans of Elpaln.
N o t only is ow whole efegern portion of the
island in their handy, but they are gradually
advancing westward, and even - 611 Havana
with alarm.
.The cause of the Cuban insurrection Is a
just cause. They rebel against taxation with
out representation. They cannot under
stand why tifoyshould pay final ten to twen
ty millions of dollars yoftrly to Spain for
tlietu ‘ de 4 poticallY, and for monopo
lizing every office in the island, so that no
Cuban can aspire to any public employment.
It is giatifying to seethe earnest determi
nation of the Democracy to continue the
great kilt until victory crowns their, efforts,
The lietnewnitic party, though apparently
defeated on the general issue, is Fatitagyr to
day than it has been for ntaur years. The
immense gains they m.vie,t4., the last electitm
clearly *how what they can do in the future.
. They have now, Democratic Governors :in
New Ylirk, New dersoV,. (. 1 2unecticut, Cali
fornia,Delityare, Ituylaud, sad' Kentucky,
ttgid they, have legally elected cnou Con
gressmen, to 'deprive the - Radicals of their
two-third majority in the House of Represen
tatives. In every part of the country they
are perfecting their organization, and a cheer
ful hope for their party's . future animates
them id every , locality. , Every where_ they
are standing fleet and undisinayed.with their
old flag'prondly floating oyez thorn, and not
yielding to the foe o.tte i‘tid.sttheir deathless
A4'AttPET &loops ncrw. In the Sonth vitiate
to his father in the Noph, :Tom down
here, :lather, mighty. nano men get office
here now, You could'' be elected• I;nited
'States Senator without tgoable" •
PitEsiDINSToa arcittarafaol Garr.
President Johnson could not have selected
more opportune, moment for the issuing of
his Proclamation :of Gener al Amnesty than
upon the eve of that day which we celebrate
tu the anniversary of the birth of Him wlib
came to preach " peace and good will to
men." It is most appropriately timed for
both sections of the countrr—tor the North,
because the generous associations of the
season have prepared the minds of our pea
! pie to look in a kindlier spirit upon the acts
of their erring brethren—fur the South, be
cause the period is the proof all others when
a great and magnanimous deed could mist,
effectually be done, and have the happiest in-"
I thence. To thousands of hearts throughout
that blood stained part of the land the Proc
lamation of Amnesty is a richer gist. thin
wealth could puichase,and for years to come
the Christmas of 1868 will be remembered as
the date of a happier era in the affairs of our
The fourteenth' constitutional amendment,
section three, debars from civil or military
office under the United States or any Stale
any man who, after having taken an oatk
113 a civil or military officer of the Unitil
States, or as a civil officer of any Stale;l6
support the United States Constitution, shall
have participated in rebellion against the,
same or given aid and comfort to the enema;'
" but Congress may, by a vote of two-thirty'
of each House, remove such disability." 'the
President's full and unconditional pardon,,
therefore, only restores the leaders of the re
bellion to their rights as private citizens..;
for they can only be razeprei to the right to
hod an office of any sort, civil or military;
Sate or National, by a two-thirds of
each House of Congress.
Thoie who desire to see the wounds of the
late terrible war healed as soon as possible . '
will must heartily approve of the act of gen
eral amnesty. Those who diseountepanno
inlarnoul_ punishments for political offenses
will do the same thing. Those who look to
our future National peace nnd repose, and
consider it more than the- intemperate preju
dice and hatred of the pest, will not,only ap
prove orate act, but will honor the•memgry
of the President wholeasis.sued
it, Presi
dent Johnson could, by no possibitity, have
connected his name with a more glorious re
collection than-to affix it 10 a proclamation
which - blots out .the past,, so far as the late
civil wad extends, and , hoh,fs oat •t 3 all in
the future eqully. promising hoks and an:
ticipations. lie has neglected itieissue. too
long, but, nevertheless; there is in it kir him
alutureimmortality.• „
TETE RADICALS :are. determined to keep
Menard, the negro Congresiman, fricun Loafs.
lava,-out of his seat in that body, and are re
sorting to nil sorb of excuses for 'ttutt, pur
pose. The ' following is the latest dodge. by
whiehlhey-scels. to palliate their coOnct :
• VirAeirtrwroN: Dec. 24.-31 r. = Hunt, tho
contest int of Menard (eplored) to a seat from
'Louisiana, makes the following, singular
statement of the facts, in Ida, petition to'
.the House. " Menard and I were
'candidates for the-vacancy caused by the
death.. of Col. Mann. After- Mann's election
the Legislature re-districted the State, and it
so happens that Menard 'only* received oi
- AIWA tlat.: w itikingagliOilt•A l 2 ll 2l
entire parish for Informalities, and therefore
?denim) did not receives single vote in the
district which Col. Mann
. represented last_
July,and whose vacant seat,Menard clainut."
As it , sult4 Radical purposes best, just at
present, to shut' the door on 4entirt, liunt
may consider his chances tar.a'scat perfectly
sere. ,
[4 o Tometlie .lianisbarg Patriot l`
• Gov., Geary has. issued a proaamation set
ting forth the amount of the State debt 're
deemed by the Commissioneniof the Sinking
rund from the first Monday in September,
1887, till the 30th of Noveinber, 1868. The
Governor informs the Public that during
these fifteen months, just $3,414,816.24 of the
State debt were redeemed., This proclama
tion is made the occasion of much boasting,
on the part of the Radical press, concerning
the wonderful financial management of Rad
ical officials in general and Gov. Geary's ad
ministration in particular. Of course the
"rural Crakes" who don't stop to look be
neath the surface, but imagine 'that every
thingis gold that glistens, are in ecatacies
over the statement made in this proclama
tion. Our readers will sec its hollowness
when we give it this slight panclure with
our pen.
The Sinking Fond was established just ten
years ago, by nn act of the then Democratic
Legislature (see Prirdrni's Digest, page 914)
which provides as follows: _
"For the purpose of paying the present In
debtedness and the interest thereon, and
such further indebtedness as may hereafter
be contracted on the part of the Common
wealth, the following revenues and Incomes
are hereby specifically appropriated and , set
apart, to wit: The net annual ineonie of the
public works that are now, 45r may hereafter
he owned by the Commonwealth, and the
proceeds of the sale of the same heretofore
made and vet remaining due or hereafter
made, and the Income or proceeds of sale of
atock owned by the State, and all revenues
derived from the following sources, to telt :
From bank charters and dividends.
Taxes twaessed on corporations and al
the-sources of revenue connected therewith
The tax on taverns, eating-bonses, restan
rants, distilleries, brewers, retailers, pedlars
brokers, theatres, circuses, billiard- and bowl
lag- saloons, ten pin alleys and patent rnedi
eine licenses.
On theatrical, circus and menagerie exhl
bit inn...
On nnef ion cominiqsioriv and duffel.
On writs, wills, deeds, ratirtgagesAmtexao
attorney and nil initruments of writing, en
tered "of record. on w bieh a tax Is nssessed.
On publie ofileent and all others on which
a tax is levied.
On ftweign insurance en.mpanies. •
On enrollment of laws.
On pamphlet Insys.
On loans or money at interest.
All tines, corliatures and penalties.
Revenues derived Irian the piddle lands.
The excess of militia tux over expend!.
Militia tax.
Tonnage tax paid by ntilronds
Cpll2tteral inheritance tax
Accrued Interests.
Itefundi4l rash, and all gifts, gltant - s, or be
quests, or the revenue derived therefrom
that may be made td the State raid not other
"The receipt?' at the Tieascrry, from rue
sources above enumerated, were, for the
pear 1867, $5,02.1,232.01. Dii hfg the misent
year they have _been at least as, much, -end,
doululess, largely in *seem of last year.
During the Aileen moatha fAr - which the re
port of the Cinundasbmeri of the Sinking
Fund is made, the teceipta at the Treasury
from the above ussuioned mums, were not
less than IPT,200,080:00. . We refer to the eta:
tisticaof rho Auditor Generatfa report to bUsr
us out in. tlabt. statement. 'Now, let it be
borne im what that the law minima that
every cent of the moneys received it the
State Treasury from tfui above named
sources, shall go into the Sinking Fund for the
purpose of paying • the State debt. Hence,
during the tifteen months ending Nov. 80th,
1868, there were in the Sinking Pend--
App to dip ixtyment of .
the State debt, - =6 530,000.00
Amount of tielt,
that period; - - ~t4,8t6 .64
Not applied to payment of
the debt, .. 53,835,1488
What has become* , of the $8,885.188.3614).
eeived at the Treasury, parable to the Slak
ing Fond, and not applied to the extingeish
meat of the State, debt.L. Is the " Sinking
Fund robbed ()Cotillions of dollars,attlutalir
tqlefrur the expenses of the Gorier:meat;
and to i tnake the people believe that their
tares have been reduced
Before our Radical friends ioiluige in fur
ther boasting, will they please explain this
little abw.repumr between the amount of the
State debt redeemed and the aunt 'provided
by the people for its redemption ? " At 4be
si*e dultSiev tided Weft the
tax payers that under Dentoeralle role the
state pard but 4, 41;2 and 6• per cent, inter:-
est on Its loans, whilst under the adminis
tration of Gov. Geary it Pays 6 percent. on
the bulk of its indebtedness. *lien they
shall have performed these little tasks, they
may go on with their manufacture of cheap
thunder for the gubernatorial campaign.
Until then the people will respond to their
boasting, with the derisive - s'hont, Me to
Rionbug! . •
The Federal Finitecei.
posed, iu a communication to the Republi
can of the 19th inst., to convert the present
funded debt and Government currency into
fifty series, of Ofty millions of dollars each,
of four per cent. honds, payable in gold, ma
turing annually, with the provision of being
convertible into currency as the holders
thereof wish, they allowing the interest to
accrue for the benefit of the Government, so
long as the bond is lodged with it. The Na
tional Ranks to withdraw their circulation,
ang, the Government to resume specie pay
ment so soon as conversion has been accom
plished, though cola is to be demanded and
only deemed due on the currency as the
bonds on which it is issued 'nature.
The article is worthy of consideration and
study. The great central idea of its author
is evidently to give a fixed and specie basis
policy for our Government finances, and, at
the same time, adhere to the letter and spirit
of its contracts with numerous creditors—to
make manifest the disposition, and also to
show the ability of an honest and solvent
debtor, such as he believes our Government_
to be. AU debtors, particularly when their
wish to continue n business, if unable to
meet their liabilities, if convinced of their,
solrehcv and posamsed of high toned honor
and strict integrity, rather than repudiate or
compound their indebtedness, seek extensions
thereon, in such stuns anti stanch periods of
time of payment as they feel justified in ask
ing. The simple tact of coin being recog
nized by our Government as the only circu
lating medium in -which .payment ,can be
made tints 'debt, will give, us the whole
world as a market for our securities, but,
which we might, not wish, since our own
people would take such securities as the con
vertibles,lor their character is just adapted
for our active commercial spirit, for the in
herent, power of conversion at a low rate of
interest world create a great" demand, In fact
would supplant all other securities, for hy
pothecation on loans. The object of the con* ,
vertiblefeature of the bonds is; and the ef
fect, would be, to regulate, measurably the
price of money or rates - Of- interest, es the
small holders would negotiate through the
bankers on the same basis on -which they
could convert with, the Government. It
would result in specie payment, effectually;
for all on which specie was due coin would
be on hand, ii fact, and not as by :immediate
resumption, merely imaginary. It - would
appreciate'thc whole issue of the Govern
ment to the gold lisis. It would atraird a
smooth road for the vehicle of conversion to
sweep away rile inferior- currency, and dis
tribute in lieu the sdperior one, without any
attrition or jarring of commercial interests.
It would result in the entire conversion of
the debt sb sure a fixed laws are -preferable
tothose of a mutable nature. It would re-
Move the cause of revulsion and panics, since
the anomaly of two currencies in eimulta-
DCOlli use, the genuine and the imitation, the
redeemable and the irredeemable, would no
longer exist. • • ~ L.
Amnesty to All.
• WasumerN, Dec. 24, 18e8.
-11 7 herras, The President of• the 'Jolted ,
:Statel'has heretofore set forth severol.procla
'mations offdrine arrineity and pardon• to per
sons who had been or were concerned in the
late rebellion against the lawfutatithority of
caVeliaiMstigliSti all IC&
day of December, .1863; on the-26th day of
March, 1864 on the 29th day of May, 1865 ;
On the 7th clay of September, 1887, and on
the fourth day of July, of the present year ;
and •
IV/terms, The authority of the Federal
Government having been re-established in
all the States and Territories within the juris
diction of the United States, it is believed
that such prudential reservations and excep
tions as at the dates of the said several proc
laudations were deemed necessary and prop
er, may now be wisely and justly relinquish
ed, and that a universal amnesty and pardon
for participation in said rebellion, extended
td all, who have horde any part therein, will
tend' To secure . permanent peace, order, and
prosperity' throughout the land, and to re
new and.fully restore,confidenee and hater
nal feeling among the whole population,
and their respect for and attachment to the
'National Government, designed by its patri
otic Thunders for the general good:
Now, therefore, be it known that 1,-An
'drew Johnson, President of the United
States, by yirtne - of the power and authority
in me vested by the Constitution, and in the
name of the sovereign people of the United
States, do hereby proclaim and declare un
conditionally, and without resevvation,to all,
and to every person who directly participated
in the late 'insurrection or rebellion, a full
pardon and amnesty for the offence of trea
son against the United States, or of adhering
to their enemies during—the late civil war,
with restoration of all rights, privileges, and
immunities under the Constitution and the
laws Which hive' been made In pursuance
thereof. In testimony whereof I have signed
These presents with my band, and =have
caused the seal of the United States to be
hereunto affixed.
Done at the city of Washington the 25th
day of December, In the year of our Lord
18 , 5% and of the Independence of the United
States of America the ninety-third.
By the President. Annum- Jonsson.
P. W. Swann, •
Acting Secretary of State.
The Tlemoiratic State Conveetiosi.
Since the November election there* has
been aMI in politics. The excitement that
preceded it has - entirely subsided and in its
place we have an extraordinary indifference
to political questions. This may be partly
owing to the financial troubles in which the
country finds itself. Bat it is also attributa
ble, tn some degree, to the fact that the Con
servative portion of the people have resolved
to be quiet for a while and watch the course
of the Radical leaders. They. belleve that
"their strength is to sit still." This determi
nation is likely to continue for some time to
come. Not that the Democratic organization
is to be broken up, or not to be kept up. Not
•that the Democracy intend to make an in
glorious retreat from the face of the fr. On
the contrary theremever was a stronger de•'
termination on the part of the Conservative
hosts to rally for another effort In behalf
!d constitutional liberty than there is now.
Aa firm believers in the success of Demo
cratic principles and measures if affairs are
properly managed, we cannot see the pro
primly of holding the next Democratic State
'Convention at such an early date as the 4th
of March. On the•ottter hand we believe that
such an early meeting will ruin our chance
of success.
There is no necessity for disclosing our po-
Shinn on questions that will enter into the
canvass so long before the election Is to take
plate. , We will have sufficient time, if the
Convention Li , held in luly,'or August, or
even the fin: week itt September,lo discuss
the positions of the two patties sad the gnat
itleattona of the respective nominees.l•
Let the Convention be 'pOstporbd. We
call upon the press of the State to consider
this matter and cry aloud few s postponement
of thq Conveutiau, Let us ,cuter the next
canvass with a thorough knowledge of the
situation and we can elect a Democratic Goy
ernore— Valk?, Bp(rif.
STROtill Thartuostv.—Prom the "Consti
tutional Union," Washington, D. C. :
-floojtmra fiermatt Miters...L.-Under this
caption, we would call the attention of ow
readers to a highly scientific preparation, the
merits of which have been attested by hun
dreds of our most intelligenteitizeos. It has
acquired a reputation overilie whole coun
try as the best tonic known,and for Dyspep•
and-ail diseases arising fromediaardered
stomach; it has no equal. It contains no
alcoholie,spirits of any kind, but is purely
-vegetable 'nits character; and we can fully
vouch for its cUrative properties, having used
it ourselves.
IR;Owl's German Tonic is• combination
of all the ingredients of the Bitters, with
pure Santa Cruz„ - Rom, orange, anise, &c. It
to used fbr the same diseased as the Bitters, in
cases where an alcoholic stimulot is re
quired. It is a preparation of rare medical
virtue„ and most agreeable to the palate.
Principal office, 631 Arch street, Phila., Pa.
Sold 'everywhere by disgglsta and others.
Bizarronutua Anricie..—We are tired
of this Idea of "puffing"—humbug' medicines
that are constantly thrown Into drug atones,
and are merely an imitlon upon comma.,
nitt. But, when'in article corner Into:Abe mar.
kit that is really worthy of commentflee lue
happy .to • make public Acknowledgments
troothotthit some . benefit may 'arise there
from. Dr. R. V. Pkime, Of Buffalo, It Y. • b,
the proprietor of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy
and we take pleasure In ailing attention. to
It beam*, we know it to be a good article,
ands aura cure (onkel loathsome disease,
Catarrh. it b sold . by stEDruggists, or may
he °bladed for Slaty, I catts through the
then bY addrZeth r j the proprietor as above.
,--Cfrostruul der.Bl-2w
. •
Ins speech Governor Geary *made beftle
the Teachers' Institute of Chester County,
he advocated negro suffrage in Pennsylvania-
Bouruzus papers are congratulating them
selves upon the prospect of lively, times be
tween the Radical and Conservative wings
of the Republican party. -
He is a poor soldier who deserts his
ors on account of a defeat, Ile Is a coward
who abandons his political principles on ac
count of a political reverse.
BEFODX the election : "Let ns have
Peace."-11. S. Grant.
After the election':—"Troops are still need
ed in the Southern States."—AT. S. Grant.
ffsnPmeitiWEßlMY is an illustrated mem
ber of the La Crosse Democrat family, but
ten times more mean and malignant. For
sale by most of the Radical booksellers. No
Democrat buys it.
Ix AN attempt to express the opinion that
an "unnamed man" would probably succeed
in drawing the prize of the United States
Senatorship from Pennsylvania, the types of
the New York Herald made it appear an
"unmarried man."
TUZ United States Senate, after the 4th of
March next, will be divided, politically: Re
publicans, LS ;• Democrats, 10; three States
unrepresented, 0; whole number of Senators
74. Of these sixteen are from the recon
structed States, including Tennessee.
ONE-itrtao of the entire bonded debt of
this country is held by European capitalists,
by whom; it was. purchased at an average of
V 1.2 cents on the dollar in gold. ' On this
amount they draw atumally from the Treas
uryF th
.ta of $ 42,000,000 in gold as inter
est. 4
LEA Ili!:! Virginia conservatives propose to
scoop negro suffrage as a fact and to aban
don a opposition thereto. They propose to
take issue against the iron-clad oath and to
resist the disfranchiscments of the new Con
stitution, which, by placating the negro vote,
they hope to defeat.
A cormuronuty very truly says that
" were Abraham Lincoln living to-day and
entertaining the same views he • again and
again expressed during the, war, be Would
be denounced ass" copperhead" by those of
the Radicals who now prelend, so ratteh rev
erence for his memory."' '
TUE New Orleans Times gets off the fol
lowing good .but: Sipe "the ballot" is the
universal specific to dare all social ills ; to
redress the wrongs of woman ; to afford se
curity to the negro, suppose they try a On
, the plains to seenre peace with' thej h dians.
No encewill. deny that the Indian . is more
than the equal of. the negro. '
a curious Tact that while the secnri=
ties of RIMY ~of...the States, including, evert
those of the lately reconstructed Southern'
States; have •beereiniproving in price in the
market recently,,:gnvernment bonds have
shown a decline and a weak tendency. This
popplar ImPerichmellt of the Congressional
wiseacres who are tinkering with the-nation
al credit shoild teach Mein &lesson.
Tun Richmond Dispatch, notleing tha
kl n t . ” . l u n o • t i mr n. om s an uo Ft ;
pistol upon a ruffian who endeavored to MG
lest her, and drove him away by a couple of
shots, thinks that if this had • happened in
charlestotkor Richmond icivonld havuflu-'
nished Northern Papers, with "a . fine text
upoa the semkivilized society of either
place." •
Tar: Harrisburg Patriot says Gov. Geary
has, recently appointed and commissioned
one Peter Smith, an African, es a constable
or policeman, for the 'town of Helfenstelm
Schuylkill county. In this act the Govenior
has deliberately violated and set at naught
the Constitution which: 14 -was sworn to
support. Let him be remembered next fall
when he comes before the peoplefor re-elec
tion. -. •
THE Cincinnati Gazette, good and strong
Republican authority, has at last discovered
that the Freedmen's Doreen is not so much
a means of protection to the blacks as it has
been made a source of enormous plunder for
the prat' of individuals. These things, one
after another, are coming to light. All that
the Democrats have charged against this and
similar swindles will be proved to be worse,
even than was imagined.
Tua Cincinnati Gazette thinks that Con
gress ought to pass a bill establishing an ex
amining board for all appointees to office, to
see if they are capable of fulfilling the duties
of the place for which they are designed. If
it is passed, would it not be well to summon
General Grant first before the board, and as
certain by examination how well he is an
quair4ted with the functions of the office that
he is to fill?
• ALPIIND S. Simony, of the Bellefonte
Watchman, announces that he has in press
and will issue about the first . of January, a
volume entitled "Brick Pomeroy Unmask
ed," the facts embraced in which "are des
tined to create a deep sensation and to set
properly before the public a man who has
'obtained confidence and Lamm; tinder false
pretences." Mr. Kieroif is a spicy writer,
and will, doubtless, produce an interesting
Tun following are some of the more-im
portant, rings that are now manipulating
Congress for special - favors and for the en
actment of laws for legalizing public plun
The Treasury ring.
The whiskey ring.
The steamship subsidy ring.
The telegraph monopoly ring
The land grab ring.
The protective tariff ring.-
The Indian agents' ring.
A mArt ands bnaber by the name oi Men
ard is at Washington, with duly authentica
ted • credentials as a member of Congress
elect from Louisiana. He is not admitted.
He eats and steeps in a nigger shanty, in a
negro quarter of the town. Sumner does
not invite him to share the hospitalities of
his bed and board. He is not requested by .
Cbandlii in ' He is not even in
vited, by Logan to a game of draw-poker.
Wade does not take him to his arms., Butler
does not invite his contldence,or companion
ship. It is a shame.
A moor, Ithesitation was recently given by
a negro, in a speech on negro equality, as
1•• • . •
Ittv friends, God a mity made de white
man white. Re made man black—
nobody-can't make 'em •nuffin else. You
know, de turkey he roost on de lance, and de
goose be most on de ground. You Will du
turkey off a fence and be git up again.. You
crop his wings, but some how or nuer, be
gwmo to get back on de fence. 'Now‘you
put de goose on de fence and he fall olf--.he
don't belong dar. Now dot's white man and
nluer; white man roost on de fence nigger
' •
otide irrounti."
Tan Washington correspondent of the De
troit Tribune, a journal 'of 'the .elintnest
fladicaasion s writes of the e ulogies de
Livered in Congress . upon Thaddenslikevens:
"A stranger would havenupposed 14,41sten
ing to them that Thad:Stevens wits a saint.
All who knew him, laughed at such repro. ,
sentadans of the old man. In many respects
he was grand. People called hint 'the old
Rounin,P, deyollon to freedom—to the
slave, and, indeed, to peak men of all colors
—be was magnificent. In morals he was
weak., nit re;a42s with women were not
decent; hi ids pecuniary transactions he was
loose and -reckless; and in middle life he
'Could not keep away from the gaming table.
Ifow•to — aey only sweet things amnia a man
liridiculous. It al/ye be would sneer at it as
he used to do at. the eulogies -delivered on
such occasions In Congress. 'His coillegue,
Scotield,,(of district) remarked In pirate
conretsation, on the floor of the Hobe, that
"Old Thad 1'• had been heard,frota through a'
spiritual medium—that he' was told that
eulogles were about tp - be passed upon him,
-and - he made the characteristic reply : "/
don demi"'t care a ••", as I haven't got b bear
Jonas Bimini, of Buffalo, has decided
that a neuN We, cannot be ),13 partner in
.- •
business. . ' .
Ouu Sourturazi exchanges nearly every
day contain reports ot a new line of railroad
to be established in some portion of that sec
TBs~atSosof the Legal-to:Kier- Art; its
a letter to Secretary McCulloch, declares his
belief that, as a peace measure, It' is uncon
A YOUNG man about jumping from a train
while iu mot oats deterred bpa roomier,
who asked for his name, age, business rtiat
residence, for an obituary item.
I •
GIN. MiCLELTAN has declined the Prem.
deny of the Univeraity of (Wars*. It.ds
said that-he now holdaiineitions IWO give
him from $15,000 to $lB,OOO a year. •
A cotwna in New York were so anxious
to be married that *they could not wait to
have cards printed, and at the end of the
notice, in
,the Tribune,. ray this : "Cords
issued whenready." ' ,
AT A, recent Milwaukie wedding between
a bridegroom of 81 and a bride of 87, the
couple danced a reel with great spirit, the
bride remarking that she always' wanted a
young husband.
AR IRDLIMAN, who 11118 bad the experi
ence of eight wives, expresses , himself in
favor of divorce rather thatia funeral, so far
as economy is concerned, as• a means of dis
posing of a partner..
Jour;, who lived near Carbon:
da1e,1.11., was found dead in a chair in his
house with his head split open on Sunday
morning: The murder is' supposed to have
been committed by negroes.
• .
A yOuso man in Shelburne Fulls, Mass.,.
promised to marry a girl of a neighboring
town if Grant elected, but now refuses
to do so, insisting that it was all a joke.. The
girl, holieyer, proposes to bold him to 14
TUE LinEz... suit of the Commonwealth vs.
W. P. S J..W. Furey; of the Clinton Demo
crat—a Mr. Poorman complainant— tried at
Lock Haven last week, resulted in a v,er
diet of acquittal. Lawing with 'newspai)er
men is an unpmfitablc business. . ,
Jour; HoAa, aged 21, who war 'hanged in
Canada on the 15th inst., mado a speech
from the4caffold, in which he gave the fol
lowing advice to boys: "Especially shun
and. keep away from whiskey, fast young
women, and the United States."
KAMFITAMEILt V., King of the Sandwich
Islands, is jet blqck, and vent fat; lie hates
the United States becaUse when he was here
many years ego •he was treated with dis
respect on account of his color, IF he were
to come' now; he would be received more
Tun LATTER part of last week, near Dres
den;Veakly county, Tenn.; a negro woman
dug a bale near her ~'cabin, placed her tn.°
children in ii,-then lightpd a fire and actually
burned them up.' She was subsequently ar
rested, and when asked why she did the hor
riblofieed, said her children would not obey
her, and so she concluded to kill them. •
• - stamina is the oniy
and trilling gap now (hinging tne two gm..
railroads which tap the Atlantic and Pacific
oceani.' A few months, and the iron rails
will span the continent. A few years, and
not one but three_or four tracks will belt it.
Verily, business is stranger and more a:-
citing than romance in.our day sad land..,
A iovNo lady in floston recently gave her
father, an•old and respected merchant, a let
ter to posh containing her aeeeplnnee ! of att
offer'for marriage. The forgetful old gentle
man carried the letter in his pocket a week,
much to the perplexity of the young lady,
who did mit receive an answer, and greatly
to the anguish of the impatient and despair
ing lover.
Ix nweERENCE to - the tuunlmr:of ",Spir
itualists" who live in this country, there
has been some controversy. It has been
claimed that they are over 11,000,000. that
this was so has been generally discredited.
Mr. Davis himself thinks that there are hut
4,230,900 believers in Spiritualism, and tlikt
therftre, perhaps, 200,000 "Receivers of the
Rarmonial Philosophy.
A raw days ago, near Cageville, Haywood
county, Tenn., a negro outraged the person
of a lady approaching the period of confine
ment. She recognized him, and - , he was
shortly afterwards arrested. While being
taken to jail in the custody of an officer, he
was seized by a party at - masked men, and an
hour afterwards his body was found hanging
to a tree, pierced with bullets.
Tux. Lawrence (Kansas) Tribune has the
following from a wife, which is a strictly
legal document: "To whom it may con
cern: I hereby give notice that t . he hale of
spirituous liquors to Homer Hays contrary,
to my wishes, and that .1. Shall prosecute, ac
cording to law, any' person who disregards
this notice. Catharine Have" Ity_the laws
of Kansas the "tods" of the masculines are
completely at the mercy of the "partners of
their joys ;" and yet the dear creatures out
there are clamorous for more "rights."
„ ,
Fon SEVERAL years past Philadelphian
been growingin a manner that it was thought;
would be but temporary, from the Very large
increase in the ntnnbet of buildings "or ;vari
ous kinds each year as compared with the
previous one. The growth, bowever,..con
tinuelaibetore, and the permits hunted -oat
of the Building Inspector's office since, the
first' of January last show .a large excess
over the corresponding Months of 1867'.
While during the ',entire peat, -last pest the
permits numbered 3,745, they reach this year
in the past ten months, 4,010. "
• Tau CHIMNEY of a house •in boirisiene•
caught fire recently,•and the woman occupy=
ing the building, upon hearingc'the alarm,
rushed to the front window in the second
story, and threw her child, a babe of about
three months old,ont. Fortunately, a man
wholvas *sing *ea 'attracted by the - tield•
outcries of the delirious woman, and caught
the babe in his arms, thus saving it ?Sem iry
atant death: • The younw , mother was com
pletely deranged from fright, 'and had no
knowledge _of_ef.hat..o4-0. J 3 ,904 '4-14
time. s- . .
one of the most singular circumstances
we have ever recorded . happened, in Phila
delphia. A few weeks ago Capt._ John M.
Browning, derst6i2Pilimise IttgPstiO? and
Boarding Officer, rescued lir. 41. N. Smith
from drowning in the Delaware, liter great
personal risk and ezertlon. On Saturday
last Capt. Browning himself tell • into the
Delaware, and, singular to relate; his Wend,
G. N. Smith, intrepidly sprang into therlier,
saving Mr. Browning from what seemed to
be certain death. • tiNiti these gelideiflea now'
tall "quits t"
Tan unt and downs of life arc completely
and sadly illastnited' in the - liiref' of George
D. Prentice and Walter N. Haldeiman. The,
latter, when , a boy, entered the,
Journal — offic'v as a clerk, when Mr. Prentice,
was in the zenith of his power. 'George - DA
Prentice, la those days, was a great man.
He stood - Second to none among the editors
of Whig journals in the land; indeed, he had
a undartat, kePtjtall o ll-1 „He ivfz. known, as a
man - of 'Went, power ant Influence in the ,
country. George D. Prentice was among
the foremost journalists of the times; , but
now, alas, how changed; He Is in the em
ploy of Mr. Halderman, his former clerk,
now the principal owner of the _Courier and
Journal, and 'receive._ a' salary. 4 $4O per
week. '
Virakisux—Agenus to take orders for the
Nexceir Flexible Harrow (tithe anthem and
- western parts dill, county. Agents now.
'sacking sloo per month. Apply to • •
_CAPT. Warm, Erie Ps.
konsnniiiiion Con be Off's&
An Eastern ;medical periodical givetitn_
teresting )sc:count of the complete pure of
Mrs, Amos" Stauffer, of Manor4aneaster
tounty,...Pa., of hereditary Cohlrunptiom
Her parents and several brothers and sisters
died of this terrible diseme. Mrs. Stauffer
was herself reduced to a mere - skeleton the
Pulse at 140; her breathing painfully diffi
cult; CAPcCtorations yezu,geutiaab...
worse than chronic, and her condition so
hopeless that at a Confereiice of the old and
skillful physicians she pronounced incurable.
At this stage of the disease, pc.,s. I 3 aut . -
man, of Milleraviffie, Lancaster county, Pa.,
a physician of fourteen years standing, pre
Tkie patielit sonnospeTtebeed iipleastug, inr
vigmating sensation- throughout her system,
and, encouraged by her friends to continue
under Dr.ifirtman's treatment, she did so,
gradually improving under increased doses
according to 141 r siirengtit, until she entirely
recovered. ~Mrs.stauf fe r is still living, in the
full enjoym ent Orfect - health. C. 13. Herr;
Esq , , President of t a e Lancaster County
National Bank, .syntantiates the par
ticulars of thiSmUsrworrful case.
Letter from , Coauem4 Ty"!
• , Corincsvr, Dec., sigh t .iffie,.
En. OBSKIIVER :—WC were dlighted to
witness the exhibition 'of a Christmas tree,
on Thursday evening last, at the itlethodist
Episcopal church, at Pair Haven;. by the
Sabbath school of that place. Thity had
one of the most finely' decorated bows I
ever saw. It showed an uncommon (*roe
of good taste and skill in the ladies witol i sd
it in charge. The whole room and the lain
dows were trimmed with heavy 'wreatt e ,
which were isiterspersed with artificial nub,
natural flowers. Appropiate mottoes Were
also a noticeable feature. Their tree' ages
well supplied with gills for-nearly every one
present.' They varied much In character and
value, from tin whistles to ladies' wardrobes.
Addresses were delivered by the Revs. J. W.
Wm: Richens, and Mr. Santa Claus,—
the old gentleman himself,—who admonished
the little boys to be good and cheerful, and
they would live to is ripe old age, and always
be happy and liberal like himself. His wife
canto with him, as it was an extra occasion,
to assist him in distributing the presents he
brought, which made a large satchel full.
The singing for the occasion - was very fine,
although the most of the singers were young.
The whole affair was conducted in a manner
that gave general satisfaction and speaks
well for the enterprise of the community.
. MANY YEARS ago the writer of this notice
and aninvalid physician, while visiting the
Wand of St. Croix for there health, experi
enced and witnessed many surprising and
beneficial efforts of the Rum there produced
upon many of the invalidsorlio were, like
ourselves, seeking health, and upon inquiry
and investigation, obtained a full history of
its medicinal virtues. He was delighted and
surprised,. and determined to make it the
basis of a Tonic and Restorative Medicine.
The result, of his labors.was a glorious suc
cess for himself and suffering humanity. The
celebrated P...--"STATION BITTERS was thus
made known to the world. Being en article
ofreal merit, founded on new,principles, and
relying wholly upon the vegetable kingdom
for its medicinal efforts, it 'worked a rapid
revolution in the treatntent of physical
MAGNOLIA WATEja.—Superior to the best
Imported German Coltigne, and'sold at hal
the price. jant-tr.
, .
Fon Tnn flotn,ll - 8!—I: B." Perkins, cor
ner Ninth and State. Hearts are trumps.
.and I , llfl;eini Int of
sweet hearts are at : the ,stare-of Far. ,
kins. Largest and best
.assortment of Sugar
Toys, who'esale and retail-In the market
Country (loafers will. find our stock and
terms quite satisfactory. Ctutdiesof allsorts,
warranted pure. roreign nuts, fruits, pyra
mids and frosted work. Crime and see the
Christmas " fish's" at J. B. PERKINS.
A Non= Inerrrwrien.—The Iron City
College is an institution nit of theories, but
of the most rigid, correct and comprehen
sive practice. It is an entire business world
in itself. Every possible contingency of
business life the student encounters and
works out independently 'in the Course
of his own experience.i ;When a man gradu
ates from this college, he has, in preparing to
do business, actually done business for some
time, and graduating is little less than the
change from one oMeia to another.—Pll4-
Isurgh, flannel's, blankets, •sheetings
prints—a large stock at 512 State street.
dee3-2rn. ' L. iIMENZWEICI
DEEM Goons—less Wan importers' prices,
at 512 State street.
L. RosEkwEio tt Co
TUREAD and guissure laces at 512 State
street. L. RORINZWEIII at (Jo.
PAISLEY SHAWLS! Paisley Shawls! At
512 State street. L. ROSENZWEIG it CO.
'WM POPLINB, dress silks, all colors, just
received at 519 State street.
dee3-3m. L. Roasszysto Co.
Nell) abbertioem cuts.
_C CRAIG & MARSNALLI4, 24 West Park.
and you can procure ell kinds of gle4Uloll3l.
- hie goods at CRAIG & MARSHALL'S, 24 West
Park. decl7-44r.
Causes for. Trial.
_t_jO N I+
Sill in trust, &e., vs. Gillet & Post Issue, No.
114 Nov. Term 1867,
Brock & Weiner, vs Basensweig las, No. 291
Feb. Term, 1868.
Ewing vs. Scott et al is. No. ZS Aug. Term,
Briggs vs. Ostairn, No. 139 " 1360.
Rouse et al vs. Burch No. 91 Feb. " 1661.
Quirk vs. Osborar No. 86 May. 1881.
Taber vs. Pa. R. R. C0.,'N0.111 May " 1885.
'Howell vs. Paver, No. /33 Aug. 1266.
Erie Ctry vs. Barr. No. *l7
Erie City vs. Barr, No. SOS " '
Winchester vs. Spires, No. 86 Feb.
Bryan vs. Spires,
_No. 219 • "
Use Spencer vs. Hoppock, Glenn & Co., No
47 May Term, -
Arnold vs. Douglass et al No. :Allay Term, "
Crozier vs. Seott, Rankin dr Co. No. 05 May
Term, 1667.
LooV O Smi t h No 729 73 d
'y Tom ' .
Gilbert vs. Kelsey, No. 151 "
Pinney : vs. OverttroNO; 150 " "; "
Kelsey vs: ,
osier comm. &c.,NO. /al MY"
Tern; 1881.
Seem& National Bank of Erie is, Brown,
No. 219 May Term, • net.
Kimball •v". Aldrich, NO.. =.l May Term
Johnson vs. Smith o. 221 `•
Gray vs. Kincaid, N0..224 - " '"
- Hubbard vs. Albert,. " '• "
Smith vs. Haynes, No. 273 " • " •
Mansell Vs. -AleCltrre's Adm.. No. SO May -
Term, 1967.
Fleming.vs.Tsylor ar.Wells,l4a.lAtnl.TeEol. ‘.
Benson va. Phelps, N 0.21
Benson vs. Way No. 25
Jaws°. 240.42 s.. , n , 4 • ,
Clark V& Thompson, 1Q11 ),.
Rashes Ss. Ara. Ex. Co., 1.03 ,•': " . •
Mc Lallen v". Pavia, No. / ' • "
Cooper's Arlin. ys. fen No. HS" a
, „ Q, r. ROO ERS.:Pic4bpitotarY.
„ .
. , •
:=•o;7o3lthgeS foi TitaL•'2, •
hit OF 11A.LtsE13 :FOR TRIAL ON THE in
VE.BRUARY, 1884. • . •
Bomberger vs.Pre.R.R.Co. No. 130A2g. Term, 1867.
Shaffer vs. 1 4 1.: R. Boro„No. 144
Reeder vs. Ai:Miriam, N 0.178 ” "
Sturgeon vs. Sturgeon, Na 182, " • " "
Kramer vs. Porter, No. 2214 " • " "
Loosch.lB2.el, No. 242 " -
Vaud rower vs. No: aft
Gingrich vs. Loesch, No. 9 Nov. "
Devore vs. Brockway, No. 13
Devoe vs. Brockway, No. 14
1 p ayer vs. Pinney, N o . 83
Ektabley vs. Cooper. NO. 52 -
Whittaker vs. Parsons No. 8.2 •"
Cotter et al vs. Batch, 210.96: -" "
Morris, Tanker& Co., vs. Thompson,No. 112
.Nov. Term. , 1887.
Cosper vs. Caugbey. Nes 119 Ntly. , _ Terra,
Graham vs. Brown. No. 18:1 • " "
McCreary vs. Sloan, No. 188 -
Commonwealth vs. Erie & Wattsbarg P. R. '
Co., No. 2Cli Nov. Term, - • 1887.
Kane vs. Lear_y, No. Nov. Term, "
Reynolds vs. Lmry, Na XXI "-
Drelslgaker vs. Jackson, No. ..U1 " " U
Setter miichnelder,No. ozg .
Weidemann et al vs. Stott et al, No. 5 Feb. .
Term, 1858.
Wildman vs. Greenfield TD.No.l6FeliTertn, "
Jones vs. same, Na 17
Sweltzer vs. same, No. 18
Davis vs. same, 20 •
Reed vs. Amity No. 21
Inman vs. same, 0. 25 i :
Lamport vs. same No. 25
Chaffee vs. same et a 80
IJse Sterrett Vs. Thornton, No, 50
Liddell vs. Crook. No. 94
Demeling vs. Smith, NO. M'
C. P. Roormit,
Any 80,016 itAta;mr, or
No matter where orb?. Wham llablba l ed, may
be ordered at , Pabliapres from „.
hin - Ja3:-ri
raESN RA O, T - camer a DEAR.
811ALL'8, 24 Wes% Pak. . doeiNw:
:- ileta:lllo*SistOcnto,
or Cnir One %liar Bale haf Caused such a .
CiiinplettY RevolutiOn
That in order to supply the demand occasidned
by our constantly increasing patronago, We
have recently made importations for the Fall
, • dlrarfrom rttropetallanufacturers,
So `we
that are prepared Lo sell every defter/1).
Don of Dry and Fancy (locals, Sliver Plated
Ware, Cutlery, Watches, Albums, Jewelry, &e. ,
of bettetqualltythan anY other Ooncerti in the
country for the tml toren price of
One Dollarforlacli Article,
Withpevllege of exchange porn a large variety
or use artiaS. not one-ot whicb could be
band" for tw them - lama to any other way.
The best of Boston acd New York references
given as :to the reliability .of our tome, and
that one business Is conducted In the fairest and
most legitimate manner passible, and that we
give greater value for the Money th an can be
obtained in any other way.
te-U (litaxls damaged or broken in-transpor='
Cation replaced withott charge.
Cheeks describing artcles•sold sont to agents
In clubs nt intfs meptlosed below. We gustron
tcsorptery ntttole twee"; leas Mtn If bought at
aby 13oSton of New YOrt Wllolettale Homo:.
Our Cannniuslott to Agents
Exceed those of every other establishment of
the kind—proof of this caa. to found in com
paring premiums with Mosso! others for Clubs
of the same site, in addition to which we claim
to give better goods of the Lunt character.,
We will send to Agents ,ices of charge, _
. -
Pm' a Club of 30 and Three - Dollars—One of
the following articles; I des. µpod linen Shirt
Fronts. I set Solid Gold Studs. All Wool Cass!•
mere for Pant,S. Fine white Counterpane, large
size. I elegant Balmoral Skirt. Wyards brown
or bleached Shyettag, good quality. yard wide,
1 elegant 100 Picture Morocco bound Photo.
AllnUn.. 1 double lens and StestiOscoplc and 12
Foreign Farrel. 1 Silver plated engraved Ti bot
tle Emetzai .1 "eilflgant Silk- Nan, with ivory or
Bandlowood Frame, featii•rd edge and spangled.
I steel Carving Knife and Fork,very best quali
ty, ivory balangeil handle: 1 handsome headed
and lasted Parasol. 11:1 yards good Print. 1 very
tine Dantask Table Cover. I pr. belt finality
Ladies' Serge Congress Boots. I doz. tine linen
Towels. 1.4 doz. , 11,oger's best Silver Dessert
Forks. I Uidlcs' large real Morocco Traveling
Bag. 1 fancy dress pattern, e. , doz. elegant
silver plated engraved 4
Napkin ' 1 dozen
ezullea . flue Merino or Cot ton Sloe . Gentle'
heavy chased solid Gold lung. I r Liiilivie
Vti cut Balmoral Boots . 1 elegant Del/tine
Mess Pattern. I Violin and Bow, in box coni-
Pile. 1 set Jewelry, pin, ear drops, and sleeve
FO.e Club of 50 and Five Dollars—l black
o c,lr co
eyed Alpacca Dress, Pattern. 1 set Lice
r ta i ii.,. 1
pr all Wool Blankets. Engras ed
silver Pilled ti Lott/el/evolving Castor. I beauti
ful writinp desk. 1 solid Gold Scarf Pin, 314
phi. very die Cassimere, for pants and vest. 1
set Ivory I .a.enced handle Knives with sliver
plated Forks. 1 elegant Satin Parasol, heavily
beaded and linxi with silk. 1 pr. Gents' cats
pants. ay yds. Licod Print. i% 31.15. good brown
or bleached siieetiag. yard wide, or 40 yds. %Yd.
wide, good quality. I Ladles' elegant Morocco
Traveling Bag. 1 squyre Wool - i t hawl. 1 plain
• Norwich Poplin Dress Pattern. ..,1,1 yds. double
width cloth for ladies' coal/. Eleient engraved
silver plated Tea Pot. 2 yds. th u ble w idth
wilier-proof cloth for (dashing.
For a Club of 100 and Ten Dollies-1 rich
Merino or Tbdbet Dress Pattern. 1 lair .0 ne
Damask Table Cloths and Napkins to ma to,.
1 pr. Rents' French Calf hoots 1 hell' , " silver
plated engraved Ice Pitcher. Very line altwo, t i
Cloth for Ladies' Cloak. 1 web'very best (tad it,
brown or bleached Sheeting. 7 1 43 , t15. tine (I„, s r,,
mere for snit. / elegant Poplin Dress Pettey,
I elegant Eng. Barege Dress Pattern. 1 beauty
(ul English Barege Shawl. 1 set Ivory balances
handle Knives and Forks. I ladles' or gents'
Silver Hunting-case Watch. 1 Bartlett Hand
Portable Sewing Machine. Splendid Family
Bible, steel engravings, with record and photo.
graph pages, M yds. good Hemp Carpeting,
good colors. 1 pair good Marseilles quilts. 1
geode barrel 'Revolver. 1 elegant Fur Muir and
Cape. 1 singlebarrel linotGua. 1 silver plated
engraved 6 bottle Revolving Castor, cut glass
bottles. 1 very fine Violin and Bow, in ease. 1
, set ivory handle Knives And Forks.
' Presents for larger Clubs increase In the same
ratio. ,
Send Money by Registered Letter.
29 North Park Place, Erie, Pa.,
Is very attractive to the way of
iiICH Ait ,c r, IE: S
Gold and Silye"' Goods,
is those who ore Mind ftil of the Holidays.
is now opening, including
ALL the NE%V
Thole whet° eight 13 Impaired, eau try a pair
Lancashim Spectacles,
And sec It about the cost. and quality
Warranted for One Year.
Sir Broken Specs replaced with new ones,
without charge. .
Sign of the Leopardl
the toot-pand and recidve daily
Ever brought to thteeltx. Our goods are made
Up In the best manner, expressly for our retail
trade. And In thosti•
we etery all competition. Also, Fitch, Astra
chan, Siberian Squirrel, Ricer Mink, French
Coney, &c,, all of a superior quality and work
manship. e ,
We Haire the bnqt in the eits , , consisting et
diudnon Ray Wolf; Mountain and Prairie Wolf,
Fog and Coon Robes, oho, Buffalo Mlles, which
We sell at a bargain. '
Made to order on the 4 . Conformateur," and
Warranted to fit every . head, Also, all the latest
'styles of son Fiats. Cana for Men, Boys and
Children, in'great variety.
Obasisting of all the latest styles of Neck Ties,
ID Mrta, Bbspenders, Ginnie Underwear, Fur, Caa-
Umbrellas,. . ikkgskin and Buckskin (Roves,
9iye us a oak at the sign of the leopard.
J. KUNZ, Agent,
itov2B-lm • 518 State et., Brown's Block.
,s 7r, TO tt33O . PER MONTH Everywhere male
•-• of female, to introduce the GENUINE
ING MACHINE. -Tills Machine will stitch,
hem, fell, tuck, quilt, cord, bibd, braid and em
broil&amost. superior mailer. Price, ouly
lilt. Ilve ears. We will
ray O rr ai l iMachine t at will sew a
stronger, more beautiful, or more elaatie seism
than ours. It makes the °Elastic Lock Stitch."
Every wand stitch can be cut, and still the
cloth cannot be pulled apart without tearing it.
We pay Agents from *75 to Irre per month and
expenses, or a commission from which twice
that,imomt tmAdest 01101.` , AddreOi;SECOMD
CAUTION—Do not be Imposed upon by other
parties palming .O.T wortWeas valbiron
chines, tinder the ' same name or otherwise.
43 , 11 " is the only genuine and really practical
ch a r s
Machine manufactured. ideal-4w
Carpets—Don't Par.,t4e Mgt Prices I
THE New En land Carpet Co., of Boston,
Masa. estabttshed nearly a quarter of a cen
tury- ago in their present location, in Stalls
over 71,T3 1:4 31 , i,17, 79, 81, 83, 85 and 87 Hanover pt.,
hare pro ply furnished more houses with
-Carpets than any other hottal in the country.
In order to affbret those at a distance the advan
tages of their low initsta„-^ prOpote to send, on
the receipt of the price, gl yards or upwards of
their beantiful Cotfta AtrPetant4 at AO Cents
,per Patd?irith samples often setts; varying in
price from 35 cents to 83 per yard, suitable for
furnishing every part Of any house. , decls-4w
a I
a lit 1111
On OM*
" Money Easily Made,
Ccnamire, slue & A.wo xsr
QM= Otrrirrr. Small capital required.
free. STAFFORp MA DWG_ 00., 88
Fulton Street. NeltYonc. - • ileelo-4vr
siooorer'rearr—wed'anduesd7"l .
pioymen We want a reliable a_g_ent
in ferny county to tell our 'Patent White Wire
Clothes Linea (Everlasting.) Address Winn'
Wists Co., 75 Wullt . am st., Twor IS Dearboni
• •
:Vom. 11S 100 E.,;tunmer At., Boston
Of the
nom Abbertmements,
White Men Mina Rule A rn epit
New is the time to subscribe tor th e
New York Weekly Publutin
von IM,{,.
Devoted to Waite Suvrerna-y,
and Federal Union.
A l'olittral Newspaper—A I ); ' l '.
laper, and an Agrletdiarni
in the time to for ' A
The New York Day It, In
spoken and independent pap ,
txmality.frater tiny and pn.t,,
crane masses, and th e !..1„
American systeni of i
White basis, est:lLA:she t ti;
the fathers of Alnerican
'this glorious America:.
Mg finales add h0ni0ge0..05,,.,, •
In seventy years of pea I.r , • t •
shed one drop of Anuria•an
a single citizen ,
the people one dollar for its •1,.!
tx3 safely extetdiell over thi• nl
Continent," Was "
earth, Ural mast he s it •
Washington, or the wholo
lapse into chaos, anarehi, '
Trie Day Itook,,thi Tor. ar,
rat ou of the WM14:141.04,,
be and WM, aecomplish,
their leahoo, or Lli.. awl
people. It earnestlyr.
by boldly grappling with rr , '
.and crimes of Mongrelisin,
to save the country front the awful :p '
of the latter. c '
The Day •Book will, hot;
more than ever devoted to ; i ll th ,
that a news paper. C0ne1,,,,,
esr matills of famlihn ho tl ' o t 'tin
journal, beyond perhaps tteA r
Will Wolfram and frnprov,. ..„44 : ,
Week" Summary, so 5.5 to present a t.- " '
of the World's events in eat.),
fly Department" will embraee
and selected stories. Its " A grkt.ltur. A . ff .
meet" he fully 50slainoiM:11.,..1.''
only paper of its
law times ,
country circulation, ❑
it is eolith. ia
double the priee of a weekly iiints•e„','
(al from a daily. It glvesna
ports of the New Yolk and AP,aay
k u ts; Oran',
the Provisions and C,,thai
Either r
w Wee
ithkly rev
mark.i.s,iew of Flu by atu it 14 ,
New Orleans, Cliteago,Cliarle,ten,llt.
Afro, &c., up to time of going to prr. y
Terms—Cash in Advance.
One copy MIN year ...............
Three copies one „
Fi v e copies one year, and one t o th e
up of the c1ub.................
Additional Copies .....
Ten ellples one year, and one to U.,
up of the club..., . .....
Additional copies • . .
Twenty copiea one year, anti or,. to tlxr.
ter up of the club
Additional copies,
Semi for Specimen cepa
use wherever they can is. :IA ta11114,,17
tributed, anti give u% the (Mai, wp 1 pf.l.„.
addresseg of all who would
tr•ribe or gi
Ati 11911'14.N
GOods for the Seasor,..
A fall ,to:k of
Low Pricei for Cad!
21 West Park.
HAV.6O A 11 LL
Fresh and New (o
Ix otu line, We offer
As low as the mune can he inel 8,f ..
Our Groverh.-4 having tw , u
Carefully Selected,
Fatuities can rely upon gening wi l rit they
We. deliver goods to rill part, of th(O 11T
• deer 'Mgr.
E do not wish to inform you: reader,
I I Dr Wonderful, or any other mall, ha
covered a remedy that cures Comunat,
when the Macs are half consumed, la st ,
wilt cure all diseases whether of nittl,li,3F
estate, make men In e forever, and ]Care
to play for want of work, and designel
make uur sublunary - sphere a blissful mrah
to which Heaven Itself shall be hula siderl
You have beard enough of that kind ( , 1
buggery, and we do not wonder that you t,,
by this time become,ted with it. a
when we tell you that Dr. Sage's Catarrh &a..
CATAERR, we onlymssert that which thou,'"
can test try to. Try it and you will be conelt ,
We will pay isitS/ Reward for a case of Cot
that we cannot Cure.
For Sale by most Druggists Ererywhet
, PRICE oNLY Es) CENT:, Sent by M4ll poStr4..
for Sixty Cents; Four Packages for s2.ou;
Dozen for $5.00 Send a too cent stamp for .t
Sage's pamphlet on Eatarrh. Address the I.
prietor. R. V. PIERCE:, M. V.
dec BUFFALO. N.l
All the Poe Es,
Native and Foreign, elegantly tllotratn), by
Dore, Lilrket Foster, Darley, Da'Mehl,.
New and Standard" Book,
Steel Engravings, Chronms, Oil Paintulp,
Statuary, Stereos,upes and %lew, in
great variety.
For Mores nn 1 tiatbik,,relikt.,
Card Receivers, Portenionles,
Goods Leather Good 4 from Vienna,
Bracelets, Gold Pens 'and Pon*, l'on•
Diaries, Albums, Games,
Puzzles,Ac. All the
Paper stamped to order, in an st)r , l'"
tures Framed and Mounted to order. M•4 l '
stun—all of them, home and foreign.
Prayer Books with tultiltlonst Hymn
•TARECIiI 1111.9711LE1Pi.
State Street, opposite Brown's Itotel,ha"
the largest assortment of
Eye Glasses and Spectacles
Ever brought to this market. •
We ivould .eall specially the attention 0:
- public to our ELRCTRO-TEM PERM ,
which we warrant not to break, and will itll"
new pair for every broken one Macao!.
Also, on hand a Largb asset tnu ut of sostu?
Pebbles, Eye Glasses In Rubber, Steel, sl•b•
and Gold Fratnes.
. We Can Suit Every i lii%ht
And warrant to give perfect sittlsfacM. ,n
every way. t10:1,-cf.
Saw Mill for Sale.
PRE undersigned offer at private gait' their
valuable Base Mill property ou tts:aut
Crock,..upon the Dick - can road, about six miles
Qom Lrie. The / 1 / 1 1 runs hy water Poo er.
double geared, was buttt new three `ear" arg ° .
and is In good order throughout. The 3llllhar
a large patronage and is In one of the b
et he
cations in the county. .Fourteezt acres 0
are attached, wltit the water privilege.
aro two good. Frame Dwelling If oust, slit :1
Baru on the premises. The place O'
ettuatlon for II Grist Mill born on all
sivoly traveled road, and In rich Iterieu" L 'r,
section. For further particulars ruldress t he
undersigned at Erie, orsee theta per.on"
on the premises , ,DsBUTJ .e uk l
dech)-2na.s '
ArtlegeFile7ll.lf,Tr°vF .-1.1-13etre foe
harmless. Iv Citin& and enriotiosgthe No.l.
Invigorates the SALM, poosegges great "i
felling ands trengtheigin g power, Is an events
Appetizer ,e nableslho +stomach so Digest I.e
heartiestlood, in& gleep refreshing and ev
tablisb ea robust s.limoisers Mid Ch ew l
for Sixty Yeafillfeis . Prise, Fitlyeents. loo ..
free. A treatlsood jejggions e ftessof TO.
CO. Wall list of references, tektlmoisigli , Se, in:
free. Agents Wanted. 'Address- DR. T. 1 1 ._,.,".
.1301 T, Jersey e11y,,N. , ,,f, Sold by al Pfillii -
,• ' dodo-12w - . • - - • '
ASS Wei In -Bankruptcy.'
IN THE DifirltitT COVBT of the-Vena l
L States , for the Wodern District of Penas-
In the matter of James Pratt, banitruP i • t h
undersigned hereby gives notice of his appoin
Merit lir assignee of James Pratt, of CO
the coanty_of Eels and State of PenosYlv sn i i.
within-Ba= district, who has been sAludge .
bankrupt upon his own petition,l4l.l
by the Dis
trict Court of nald &aria, ditto! at E T "
Peo. A. ll.,lfigt.
HENRY RIBLET, A.l.4goee.
Atty. l3. at Law, No.l= Peach St.,,