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CLAKK WILSO.V, Kdltor & Proprletot.
EBENSBURG, MAY 31, :::::::::: 18GG.
(yMany of the news items which np
pcar in these columns have been copied
from the Philadelphia Daily Age. The
Age, by the way, is one of the best papers
in the State, ami we take pleasure in rec
ommending it to our readers. See pros
pectus in another column.
On the Hudson Iiiver Kailroad, on
Tuesday, a locomotive ran against a man
near Poughkeepsie, picking him, up and
carrying him ten miles before discovering
the stale of affairs. Some of his bones
were broken, but he was pefectly conscious,
and was not unlikely to recover.
The Statu Fair. 'Hie Pennsylvania
State Agricultural Society will hold the
next State Fair at Easton, Northampton
count', on the 25th, 2Cth, 27th, and
28th of September next.
C5T A brutal fight occurred at New
Orleans" on Sunday, May 13, bet ween Tom
King and Bill Farrell. Eighty-three
rounds were fought in one hour and eight
minutes, and then the backers of the per
son last named acknowledged their man
A New Union Pater. "77? Repub
lic" is the name of a new daily paper just
started at Pittsburgh, Pa., the first num
ber of which has been issued. "27e Uc
j)ulltc' supports President Johnson and
the Union, and is ably edited by X. 1'.
Advices from South America report
that the Spanish fleet had bombarded Cal
lao, but were repulsed, all the vessels be
ing more or less damaged. Admiral Nun
ez was badly wounded. Little damage
was done to t lie city. Ten Peruvians
were killed and twenty wounded.
C3 A New Orleans paper of the 17th
says: "The corn is tasseling evcrj'whcro,
and soon our markets will be flooded with
delicious ears. Figs are swelling finely
under the influence of genial showers,
and cantelopes are being gilded by the
C3" Lemuel Cook, the revolutionary sol
dier who died in Clarendon, X. Y., Sun
day night, was not the last of the heroes
of the war for independence. There are
two others still living, viz : Samuel Dow
ning, of New Hampshire, and James
Barham, of Missouri.
A Young Clerk at St. Louis, under
took to kill himself by shooting, because
a gentleman would not let him marry his
daughter, lie went into a lumber yard,
and commenced a preliminary prayer,
when three of his young friends surprised
him, took away his pistol, and advised
him to elope with the girl.
Wk have (says the Boston Journal)
been shown a counterfeit gold eagle, so in
geniously made that it is calculated to
defy even experts. Apparently it is gen
uine so lar as weight and appearance are
concerned, and tested by acids it would be
pronounced genuine, and even a lile vigor
ously applied, would not show the decep
tion. Upon braking it open, however,
the interior is filled wi'h a small plate of
platina, and instead of being worth ten
dollars in gold, its value is only about
one-third of that amount.
3" A Band of outlaws went to the
house of a man named Gunter, in Over
ton county, Tenn., one day last week,
and, on some frivolous pretext, took him
into the woods, stripped, and unmercifully
whipping him. His daughter seized a
hatchet, rushed to the spot and succeeded,
with heroic bravery in killing two of the
ruffians and wounding others. The your.z
lady and father have since been driven
from the country. The origin of the dif
ficulty is not known, but the family was
Southern in sentiment during the rebellion.
Adam Smyser was arrested a few
days ago in Baltimore, charged with eject
ing Mary J. C. Anderson and Ellen J.
Jackson, both colored, from the parlor of
tho Philadelphia, Wilmington and Balti
more railroad depot. It appears that on
Thursday cf last week, two colored wo
men appeared at the depot and inquired
for the ladies' parlor, which being show
them, they walked in and deliberately sat
down, stating that they wished to wait
the departure of the train. They refused
to leave and were forcibly ejected. Smy
ser was held for trial.
y A cotton factory in Macon, Georgia,
is turning out ninety thousand yards of
sheeting per month. It is also said that
two new cotton factories will be built at
"West Point, Georgia, during the coming
On Saturday the court at Wilmington,
Delaware, sentenced William Manhiff,
colored, convicted of assault upon Lizzie
Griffith with intent to kill, to be bun on
Friday, the 20th of July.
J. D. Coggswell, United States District
Attorney for the district of Wisconsin,
has been removed, and General S. S.
Bragg, late of the United States army,
jippointed in his place.
An effort is being made to postpone the
trial of Jefferson Davis until fall.
CJ-JIrs. Jefferson Davis arrived at
Washington on the 24 th instant.
At Windsor, C. W., on Thursday, oil
was struck at a depth of two hundred
and fifty feet.
General Joseph E. Johnson was
on the 11 th inst. elected President of
the Alabama and Tennessee River Kail
road. Two hundred sacks of corn, branded
"Peace," arrived in Memphis, Tenn.,
the other day, for the destitute of Ala
bama. C5T General Grant has directed the
muster-out of six more colored regiments,
while 17,000 will be retained in the ser
vice. CvT A large portion of the tunnel on the
Mounijoy branch of the Pennsylvania
liaihoadfell on Monday. No one was
CvT A dispatch from Eastport, Maine,
reports two boats, loaded with supposed
Fenian arms, effected a landing at Indian
Island on Monday night.
The IJadicals cannot get over Stanton's
desertion. He was their sheet-anchor.
They are now fearful he will be the rock
on which they will split.
SST A grand procession of Odd Fellows
took place in Beading on the 22d instant.
Forty lodges were represented from vari
ous counties throughout the State.
C3 A tornado on the 5th nearly de
molished the freedmen's village on Port
Boyal Island, South Carolina. Forty
houses were demolished, and thirteen per
sons were severely injured two mortally.
CwT Thomas W. Birdsall, President of
the Security Fire Insurance Company,
committed suicide on Wednesday at his
office in Broadway, New York by taking
The temporary arsenal erected by the
United. States forces during the occupation
of Augusta, Georgia, was blown up by
the careless handling of shells on Monday
afternoon. Two negroes were killed and
two others wounded.
C3" Dr. Newland, who killed Professor
Evans, his daughter's seducer, has return
ed to his home, at liedford, Indiana, since
his-acquittal where he received the con
gratulations of the citizens.
Washington gossip runs that Senator
Ben. Wade hurled a forty-pound oath at
Secretary Stanton, during a testy talk up
on reconstruction, and that these two mild
men are no longer friends.
An Infant was accidentally hung near
Mahanoy city, lately, in consequence, of
its night slip catching on a peg as the child
slid out of bed. When its mother awoke
and discovered the situation of the child,
it was suspended by the neck dead.
Tin: Two Candidates. A Ilarris
burg correspondent of one of our ex
changes writes tiie following :
rGeary and Clymer are both here, and
there is such a marked difference in their
appearance and manners, that it has be
come a subject of remark with all. Gea
ry is a large, well-built man, but his
slouch hat, ponderous beard and whole de
meanor show him to be a man of but lit
tle brains or refinement, and he would pass
anywhere for what is vulgarly called a
plug ;" while Clymer's stately form, fine
manners and modest bearing, at once point
him out as a gentleman, a scholar and a
statesman of the old school. His friends
here are anxious to have him and the
Ginerul stump the State together during
The Notes of State Banks. After
the 1st of June, the notes of all State
Banks will not-be received in payment of
debts at counters of the National Banks,
or on deposit, except at such a discount
as will pay the expense of returning these
notes to the Banks that issued them, and
exchanging them for National Currency.
This is done on account of the high tax
imposed by the Federal Government on
the circulation of all State Banks that is
out after the date named. The effect of
this will be to give us a uniform paper
The IJadicals are complaining of the
President for refusing to commission the
notorious General M'Neil as Surveyor of
the Port of St. Louis. It will be remem
bered that M'Neil had twelve or thirteen
Southern men shot at Palmyra, Missouri,
for the supposed murder of one "Union
man," who in a few days after turned up
unhurt. When the President commissions
M'Neil Survev-or of the port of St. Louis,
he ought to have Probst, the murderer of
the Deering family, made Chaplain of the
United States Senate.
New York, May 24. The evidence
taken before the Coroner shows that Mr.
Birdsall, who committed suicide yester
day, was embarrassed in his pecuniary
This morning a lady named Rudder,
whose husband is said to be a clergyman
and now out of the city, while in a de
ranged state of mind, jumped from the
balcony of her residence, No. 7 West
Nineteenth street, and was so badly inju
red that she died.
The Senate has rejected the nomination
of W. II. Purnell as Postmaster of Bal
timore. tJT" Lemuel Cook, a revolutionary he
ro, died on Sunday night at Clarendon,
Orleans county, N. Y., at the. advanced
age of 102 years.
gematrat mib jgcnlhul.
Democratic County Convention.
The Democracy of Cambria county are
requested to assemble at the usual places
for holding elections, in their respective elec
tion districts, on Saturday, the 23d day of
June, 18GG, to elect Delegates to a Conven
tion, which will convene at the Court House,
in Ebensburg, on Monday, tho 2oth day of
June, 18GC, at one o'clock, 1. M., for the
purpose of nominating a County Ticket, and
to perform such other duties as the usages of
the party and the interests of the Country
A full attendance is requested.
GEORGE W. OATMAN,
Chairman Democratic Co. Cum.
Ebensburg, May 29, 1806.
Reward. Mr. C. T. Roberts, the robbery
of whose jewelry store we noticed hist week,
offers a reward of $o0 for the apprehension
ar.d conviction of the thief or thieves.
A Pretty Paih. Gen. John W. Geary,
the disunion candidate for Governor, accom
panied by that political scoundrel and negro
worshiping hyj ocrite, John Covode, visited
Johnstown on Wednesday oflast week.
Hogs Injured. On Friday last a couple
of hogs belonging to Mr. Isaac Crawford, tho
gentlemanly host of the "Logan House," re
turned home severely lacerated, it is sup
posed by an axe, in the hands of some evil
fZf- Our genial and whole-souled friend.
Thos. P. Houston, Esq., formerly City Editor
of the Pittsburgh Dispatch, has, we notice,
become one of the firm of the Gazette Com
pany. He is a pungent, sparkling writer.
Success and long life to ye, Tommy.
CC- Mr. Joseph Gill, for many years a
useful and energetic citizen of Glen Connell,
Cambria county, recently purchased proper
ty near Earlviile, Delaware county, Iowa,
and has started, or is about to start to take
up his abode in that locality. May success
accompany him to his western home.
d7 Notwithstanding we were visited in
this mountain region with many heavy
frosts during the month of May, the indica
tions are that the apple crop has not been
destroyed. Apples are forming on the trees,
and the crop promises to be abundant.
Earlier and more tender varieties of fruit
have been destroved.
03- We perceive that II. A. McPike, Esq.,
at one time editor of the Mountain Echo, has
returned to Johnstown from Altoona, and
associated himself in the mercantile business
with Mr. John J. Murphy. Mack is a good
fellow add we are glad to know that he has
engaged in a business which is likely to
prove more profitable than that of editing
and publishing a paper.
Mountains on Fire. For some days
fire has been raging in the mountains, des
troying wood, bark, Src, to a considerable
extent. The Aileghenies furnish at all times,
entertainment for the traveler. They are
always beautiful, whether enveloped in the
green and glory of Spring; yellow and golden
with the tints of Autumn; snow-capped,
frosty and white with the icy breath of
Winter, or sublimely, grandly wrapped in a
sheet of flame.
Cltmke Club. A Clymer Club was or
ganized, in Susquehanna township, on Sat
urday evening, the 25th inst. We have, as
yet, received no official account of the meet
ing and are not informed who are the officers.
This is the first movement of the kind in
the county this campaign, and should be
followed by others, until the Democracy in
every precinct in Cambria is thoroughly or
ganized. Prompt action in this matter is all
that is needed to crown our cause with bril
Fort the West. John Weakley, Esq., of
Susquehanna township, having disposed of
his farm, intends moving with his family to
the West in a few days. In this connection
we will mention that a tour through the
Western States warrarts us in saying that
Missouri, Minnesota and Iowa present a
better field for the emigrant than the States
this side of tho Mississippi. Speculation
and monopoly maintain a strong foothold
in Illinois, and high rates of transportation
and other kindred ills, tend greatly to the
embarrassment of the farmer.
Rainbow. On Saturday morning a rain
bow made its appearance in the eastern hor
izon, and the fulfillment of "His bow of
promise" was the plentiful showers with
which we have been blessed. Iiaia was
greatly needed at this time and its reviving
and invigorating influence had an almost
miraculous effect on drooping vegetation.
All nature seemed to rejoice at the copious
and refreshing visitation. Our neighbor, of
the Kittanning Sentinel was getting fright
ened at the high price of breadstuffs caused
by the existence of the "nigger-bureau,"
which consumes without any return in the
way of labor, and the unpromising season.
Cheer up ! A triumph of common-sense will
kill the Bureau and a few more showers will
put new life in the growing crops, and, if wo
"curtail and save the half-inch" on our ex
penses, we may be able to diag out an
Abolition Convention. The Abolition
Convention which assembled here on Mon
day, the 28th instant, declared iu favor of
Daniel J. Morrell, over A. A. Barker, for
Congress, by 39 to 29. Mr. Morrell was
authorized to select his own Conferees to the
i Congressional Convention. The motion to
declare Mr. Morrell's nomination unanimous
elicited some discussion, and when the vote
was taken one delegate voted against it.
The following County Ticket was nomi
nated, which is destined to be defeated in
Assembly John J. Glass, of Allegheny
Associate Judge Jno. Williams, of Ebens
burg, and Charles B. Ellis, cf Johnstown.
Commissioner Henry Foster, of White
Poor House Directoi Charles Buckson, of
Register and lieeorder Col. Wm. McDer-
I mit, of Clearfield township.
Auditor James Cooper, of Taylor town
ship. Crj-The following items we glean from
the Johnstown Tribune of May 25th : The
Ashtola Mill, near Johnstown, the burning
of which we noticed last week, was built
without regard to cost, was full of expensive
machinery, and could cot be replaced under
$25,000. Orders for a large amount of lum
ler, at good prices, were on hand, and every
arrangement had been made for a large bus
iness. The loss of the season's business is
estimated at $6,000, making the aggregate
loss at least S)0,000. Whether the energet
ic parties who have been carrying on the es
tablishment will rebuild it, we are unable
to say. Should they not, its destruction
will prove a serious loss to the neighborhood,
throwing a number of persons out of em
ployment. We are sorry to slate that there
was no insurance. The fire is supposed to
have caught from the furnaces. The sale of
the Dibert Estate in this place commenced
on Tuesday and ha3 been continued daily.
Up to Wednesday evening houses and lots
amounting to one hundred thousand dollars
had been sold. The Msion House and ad
joining property were knocked down to
John Dibert for over twenty-five thousand
dollars. Twenty years ago the same prop
erty was bought for one thousand dollars.
Robert W. Hunt, E.q., and Lieutenant
B. Dunlap have returned from Wyan
dotte, Michigan, where they have been for
several months representing the iuterests of
the Cambria Iron Company in testing the
merits of recently invented processess for the
manufecture of steel. The experiments
made were satisfactory, and the early estab
lishment of extensive steel works iu Johns
town is highly probable.
Plattvili.e, May 28, 18G6.
Mb.. Editoii : A meeting of the Demo
cratic Club of Susquehanna township, was
held at the Election House, in this place, on
last Saturday evening. The officers of tho
Club are, G. Washington Lloyd, President,
and J. B. Stalb, Secretary. There was quite
a large attendance, including a number of
Republicans. A lengthy and able speech
was delivered by John S. Rhey, Esq.
The Democracy of Susquehanna are fully
alive to the great interests involved in the
present campaign and will discharge their
whole duty. s.
John S. Rhey. Esq. The Kittanning
Sentinel speaks in the following terms of
John S. Rhey, Esq. : This gentleman, who
at one time represented this county in the
Legislature, is a candidate for nomination to
the same position in Cambria county. Mr.
Rhey, it will be remembered, was elected
Speaker of the House; and his reputation
was that of being one of the best, if not the
best, tactitions that ever occupied the chair
of either House. We sincerely hope our old
frieud and tutor may be successful, and
once more wield the gavil in the House of
Send us the News. As publisher of a
local or county paper, it is our desire to give
as much news pertaining to the entire, coun
ty as we possibly can. Of course we cannot
be expected to know vhat occurs in differ
ent parts of the county remote from us, un
less we are informed by persons living in
such localities of what may take place,
that should find its way into tho county
paper. We want all the news we can get
and if our friends will but send us the facts,
we will undertake to put them into readable
shape, provided they are not already so
Improved Washing Machine. One of
the most complete machetes for washing
clothes has just been invented by John S.
Lash, Esq., of Philadelphia, who has recent
ly obtained a patent for it. It is highly in
genious, although simple in construction.
What is' still better, it is within the reach of
every housekeeper, costing as it does, only
five dollars. For further particulars, we
refer the reader to the advertisement in an
Ccj- Those indebted to us for subscriptions,
&c, are expected to call and pay up next
week. A 11 subscriptions if not paid sooner,
must be settled at the end of the year. The
first volume of the SerJinel under our man
agement will be completed next week.
Mr. Editor: As this is the season
of pic-nics, will you be so kind as to pub
lish the following and oblige many. On
the 21th inst., the ladies and gentlemen of
Loretto assembled in Mr. Ievi's grove,
near the college, for the purpose of having
a grand pic-nic. The morning was beau
tiful, the suu stiown brightly, and the air
was clear and bracing. About 9 o'clock
the carriages called at the houses of the
ladies to collect their baskets and convey
them to the grounds. At 10 o'clock the
ladies began to assemble. They came
from town and country until the grove was
filled with the fair anil beautiful from Ix
retto and its' vicinage. A vacant house
on the premises was secured for the pur
pose of dancing and the rooms were soon
filled with the fair and beautiful who avail
ed themselves of this opportunity of keep
ing time with the rich music which enliv
ened the scene. The day was spent in
dancintr, promenading, singing and feast
ing. The ladies had done ample justice
to the occasion by preparing a sufficient
quantity of the choicest viands and in ca
tering to the wishes and appetites of all.
The tables groaned under the weight of
luxuries with which they were covered,
and all sat down and feasted sumptuously
on the good things set before them. Truly
ladies arc but ministering angels in the
sweet guise of lovely women. An invi
tation. was extended to a number of Phil
adclphians, sojourning in the pleasant vil
lage of Loretto who readily accepted and
as freely participated in the joys and pleas
ucrs of the day. We take this method of
returning our most cordial thanks to the
ladies and gentlemen of Loretto for their
kindness and courtesy, shown us during
our stay with them hoping that they
may all live to witness the return of many
bright May-days, and that each sky may
be without a cloud, and each life one of
Wendell Phillips generally keeps a
little in advance of his party, although it
is marvelous how fast its members who
claim to be "Conservatives" crowd upon
his heels. Hence it is safe to assume that
his interpretation of the meaning of negro
suffrage, given at a recent meeting in lios
ton, will by the time another year rolls
around form a recognized article in the
creed of the IJadicals, as it is already a
darling idea cherished by them in secret :
Negro suffrage, said Mr. Phillips, meant
a score of' negro Congressmen sitting in tie
House of Jirpresentativcs. It means color
ed Senators in Columbia. It means ne
gro representatives sharing in making
railroad laws and other laws. It means
social equality, and that was where the
Southerner met the question. Social
equality follows hard on the heel of the
ballot box, and the South knows it, and
she resists negro suffrage for what must
Clymer at Home. An attempt was
lately made by the Disunion organ of
Berks county to show that Hon. I leister
Clymer has always been unpopular at
home, and stating that he invariably ran
behind his colleagues. This falsehood,
which the rest of the Disunion organs
have given currency to, is fully disproved
by the Heading Gazette, from which the
following quotation is made :
"The truth is that whenever Mr. Cly
mer ran for the Senate the only office to
which he ever aspired he always polled
a full Democratic vote, and more. Thus
in 18G0, w hen he was elected to the Sen
ate, to fill a vacancy, he had 2,S31 major
ity 51 less than Mr. Ancrma, and 718
more than Mr. M'Kentry, the Congress
ional candidates, who headed our county
ticket. Again, in 18G1, when he was
elected for the full term, he had 4,421
majority the largest, by 110 to 400, of
any candidate open the ticket of that
year. lie also led the highest of his
colleagues on the Legislative ticket 93
votes. And in 18G4 when he was re
elected to the Senate, he had 5,5Gl ma
jority, only Gl less than Judge Wood
ward, our candidate for Governor, and
221 more than Mr. Ancona, our candi
date for Congress.
"Mr. Clymer has never been guilty of
electioneering for votes personally, in or
der to manufacture paper popularity, by
running himself ahead of his colleagues,
but has been honorably content to stand
with them fairly and squarely before the
people, and abide their verdict.
"Our friends abroad may rest assured
that Clymer is all right at home, whatev
er unscrupulous opponents may assert to
the contrary. And that "Old Berks" will
roll up for him a majority fully equal to
his deserving, and worthy of her ancient
renown as the banner county of the State."
Northampton County. The Argus
says : William Gallagher, residing near
the "Black Horse tavern," a short distance
below Easton, a hard-working laborer,
employed as a track hand on the Belvidere
Delaware railroad, committed suicide on
Wednesday last, by cutting his throat
from ear to ear with a razor.
Orders have been received at Port au
Spain, Trinidad, from the British govern
ment, prohibiting Spanish, Peruvian or
Chilian war vessels or privateers from ren
dezvousing in any ports of the British
West India Colonies.
Butler County. The ll-ra.,1
A party of New York capitalists ';;.-:
the Northern section of this county laifv
to satisfy themselves as to the safety
investinjin the coal lands soon to be '. .
veloped by the Bear Creek KaUwat
Professor Williams, ot Meadville, aoccr.
panied them, and, after a careful an.! ;.
liberate examination of the different re.
and the quality of the coal, pronoaae;
them the best in the State.
Berks County. The Heading Cu; r
says: Th-3 wife of Mr. Bonneville (irvh.i
watchmaker, residing in Twelfth Krc
near Walnut, committed suicide la-t v.;.
urday morning, by hanging herself j-,
cellar. On Friday morning
5 o'clock, the body of a young man -eighteen
years of age, was found W:r,
across the track ot the Ueadmg rakn ajj
fow miles above this city, with b oth ! ;.
and one arm cut off, and otherwise I. r:.
bly mangled. His name and re.-il r.
Erie County. The OL&mr say;:
On Tuesday, when the workrmnein;,! ,y.
by the Anthracite Coal and Iron con,-.,- ,
commenced relaying the track on T : -.
street, under the direction of the C'Ilv.'.- ;
and Erie railroad company, a large r.u:;.':t
of women residing in the vicinity ma i. a-
suspend operations. A call was madr
on the police force t j protect tho w...r..
men, but their efforts proved unava'.'.i-.:
Six of the women were arrested '; r. ;
charge of riotous conduct and liciJ : :
trial. Most of those engaged in the i;.-
turbance are the wives and daughters t:
laboring men, who object to the pa.i;
of the railroad through the street on t .
ground of the inconveniences and ar r. v
ance it will occasion them, and the d-
ciaiion it is expected to cause to im
properly. Indiana Cofnty. The Messenger sr.:
The suit, instituted some years ago by
Mrs. Henderson, widow of Joseph ll .v
derson, against the lVnn?yIvani i Kai!ro:i'.
Company has been decided in her favurl v
me supreme v. ouri. it will bo remor.i
bcred that the suit was brought for dan
ages for the death of her husband vL
was killed at Blairsville Intersection. SLe
was awarded S3, 500.
The backwardness of the season is t!.'
general complaint. High winds dur'.v:
the day, and cold frosty nights have b--:
the characteristics of the weather dun;;
the entire Spring. A warm rain is sal,,
needed in this section. Vegetation issu:
fering for the want of warm weather aril
gentle showers. The oldest inhabitant
say that the brooks are lower now :Laa
ever known at this season of the year r.--
tore. It is leareu that early truitlia ?u--fered
considerably from the frosts. Cher
ries will probably be unusually scarce tb -season.
Apples, it is hoped, were n :
sufficiently advanced to 1? seriously Injur
ed. . So, also, of other late and harJv
We learn that William Evan?, son ::
the proprietor of the Marker House, I
ville, made an attempt to hang him-vl y.
Thursday of last week. It appears th.-.:
on the morning of the day a!ovc mention
ed, the chamber-maid, on going to 1
room to make up his bed, found the nV.
locked and looking in through the window,
was horrified to see young Evan? susjktJ
ed by a rope attached to a post of the In
stead. She immediately gave the alarn
and the door was broken open, and th
young raari cut down. It was with
difficulty he was brought to. Had t
been discovered one minute lati-r. h
would have been past recovery.
Lawrence County. The Gcjc 'V s T:
On Friday last, a man by the name t:
Jefferson Graham, a resident of X -Castle,
while attempting to get on :!
cars of the Cleveland and Mahoning rail
road, at Hubbard, Ohio, fell between iL'
cars and was instantly killed. Hi hoi;
was brought to this place on Saturday
Mercer County. The Pm say?:
The wife of M. Goumfrey, of West .Mid
dlesex, this county, died on Tuesday even
ing, from the effects of a dose of oil o:
almond, taken for the purpose of en l n:
life. Temporary insanity is supposed U
have been the inciting cause.
Schuylkill County. The Potfsvii!'
Standard says : During the storm of Sun
day, the 13 th, a boy named Frank Yourj.
about ten years of age, was blown iii'1
the canal at Ixck No. 3, in this boau:;l
and drowned. About the same tiuw
a girl about ten years of age, named Mar
garet Crowley, was missed from her he:n-
at Port Carbon. Her mother sent her tor
a bucket of water just before the heavy
blow, and she was not seen again u:it '
Tuesday morning, when her body w:i?
taken from the Schuylkill river. It
thought that she was blown into the darn
from a precipice about fifteen feet kzh
which is but a few yards from the houso
On Thursday last, an Englishman
named John Dale, aged 19 years, was in
stantly killed in the gangway of Snyder'?
mines, at Mill Creek, by a fall of slate.
A Democratic county mass nutt
ing is called at Potlsville on the 4th of
The White Workingmen's Eight Hour
League of New Orleans, which excludes
negroes from membership, struck recently,
and were much disgusted next day to find
their places filled by colored workmen.