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8ATURDAY, MARCH 0, 18S0V
Local and Personal.
Subscribers will lea60 refer to tlio dlrcc
lion tabs on their papers, by so doing they
will bo able to sco whether they nro square
on our books r not, thus i
Shows that the srtbicription has been paid
up till March 8th, 1870, and consequently
thcro isonedollarduousontho present year,
which you will please remit, or $1.21 will bo
charged if wo havo to send bill.
Strawberries sell at 40 cents per quart
In tho Philadelphia markets.
In spring the Lehigh Telegraph lino
will be extended to Slotingtoit.
Tho vernal equinox falls oil Sunday,
March 21st, when spring commences.
Soft and stiff hnts, lightweights, at Jos.
llandwerk's Mauch Chunk, at light prices.
Locusts nro to visit us next summer, in
accordanco With a long established custom,
Cot. E. L. Drake, tho discoverer of coal
oil, is lying dangerously ill at his homo in
300 boxes West's Vegelnblo Liver Pills
for sale at Darling's Drug Store. 20 cents
per box. tf.
Job printing at lowest rates at tho Car
box Advocate office. Try us.
A fresh 6tock of latest designs in velvet
frames, at Luckcnbach's, Mauch Chunk.
Tho Criminal Court of Schuylkill county
will open with nearly two hundred cases on
It is announced that farmers are paying
higher salaries for the ensuing year than
tbey havo paid for several years.
Becauso this is leap ycar,it is no reason
that a person should jump his board bill or
his printing bill cither.
If you wantanico smooth, easy shave
your hair cut or shampooing, go to Franz
Itocdercr's Saloon, under tho Exchango Ho
tel. Ho will fix you right, and dou'tyou
For the seven days ending on tho 28th
ult., 43,600 tons of coal were transported
over the L. & S. railroad, making a total to
date of 401,130 tons, a decreaso for tho season
as compared with samo tiino last year of
For the week ending on the 23th ult.,
47,024 tons of coal were shipped via Lehigh
Valley railroad, making a total for tho sea
son of 050,550 tons, a decrease, ns compared
with same timo last year of 17,705 tons.
At its recent session tho Presbytery of
Lehigh, appointed tho Rov. Edsoll Fcrrier,
of Mauch Chunk, Moderator of tho Session
of tho Presbyterian church of Lchighton.
Seo a winocupiu another column
with a bunch of Gropes from which Sneer's
Port Grapo Wine is made, that is so highly
esteemed by tho medical profession for tho
Use of invalids, weakly persons and tho
aged. Sold by druggists,
Tho littio village of Ferndalc, a mile
below Catnsauqua, had a great sensation last
week in tho shape of the first wedding cere
mony over performed in its neat and pretty
Chester B. Fulmer, ol Boston, was sen
tenced at Stroudsburg on Saturday to two
and a halfyears In the Eastern Penitentiary.
Ho was implicated lu tho robbery of the
Burnett House, in Stroudsburg, and was a
son of ono of tho wealthiest citizens ol Bos
ton. Tho depot for fresh, pure ahd genuino
drugs and medicines is Dr. C. T. Horn's Cen
tral Drug Store, opposilo tho ' Carbon
House." 0-1 9.
Tho Union Leader of Willtcsbarro soys
that if Chairman Miller desires that tho
people shall not believe him to be playing
into the hands of tho enemy, or grinding
tlio axo of somo individual aspirant to office
he had better bo making somo preimrution
for tho Democratic State Convention.
Tho Shenandoah Herald, which speaks
from an cxjicricnce that makes its inlorma
tion valuable, soys that this season will yit
bo ono of good wages to the coal miner. It
adds that) if the smaller sizes of coal wero
the same in price os tho larger ones, the men
would bo getting 8 per cent, abovo the
M. Florey, ncor the canal bridge,Wciss
port, oilers for sale this spring, good hand
made, fine and coarse harness, collars, Ac,
and very reasonable prices.
Work in the rail mill of tho Allentown
Rolling Mill Company was shut down Tues
day evening by tho managers, on account
of a demand by tho employes for an In-
creaso of 10 tier cent. About 200 men were
thrown out of work.
General Schall, who was appointed
census supervisor for tho district comprising
Ibo counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh,
Carbon and Northampton, has privately an
nounced the mode of procoduro ho will pur
sue in appointing census enumerators. In
Democratic districts, Democrats will bo op
ointcd, and in Republican districts Repub
licans will havo tho choice.
Soft and stiir hats, light weights, caps,
gloves, i-e., at very low prices for cash at
llandwerk's Market Square, Mauch Chunk.
On Friday moriiinglast Mrs. Paul Kern,
residing near Slatlngton, had tho misfortune
to break her right leg abovo tho aukle. She
hod been staying for a few days at Joseph
Roth's, in Washington Up., and on the
morning of the day abovo stated, whilo pas
sing over a board walk in tho yard (lipped
and fell with the result as above givon
Slatlngton is to have a new Town Hall
It will bo built by the Slatlngton Rilles,and
arranged to servo for armory purposes, and
also for town meetings, exhibitions, Ac It
Is to be of largo size.
Kock iiros., of this place, tho popular
cigar nianuiacturers, propose on or about
tho 1st of April next, to oict a branch
manufactory at Weedsport, N. Y.. where
they will havo greater facilities for the
manufacture and shipment of goods, it will
be under the supervision of Mr. Wm. Koch
Mr. I. S. Koch will remain in charge ol the
Rov. I. W. Yeakel, of Ashland, Scbuy
kill county, while in attendance at Con
ference, Monday called in to soo us, and
renewed his subscription to tho Auvocatk,
stating at the same time that ho could not
get along without it that he alwovs road it
with much interest. And so say all our
Allco Hoffman, aged 18 years attempted
suicide by taking laudanum, In the Crimi.
pal Court room at Pottsville Wednesday
morning, and was in a precarious condition
at last accounts. She had brought a suit
against a young man of Mabanoy Citv, and
was depressed because he had asked for ft
The employes in the little mill of the
Alien town Rolling Mill Company, at Allen-
t wn, who struck last Thursday, resumed
Monday, their demands having been
K R'. Alexander can bo scenr at his of
fice, over Totcr Helm's shoo store, Bank
street, litis borough, almost any oyenlng;
persons desiring Information on life insur'
anco can obtain it In referenco to any com
pany by calling m above. Mr. F. Y Alex
ander is tho District Agent of tho Now Era
Life Association of 1870, of Philadelphia.
The system of the New Era Isconstdercdono
of tho best in existence. Active agents want
Tho collieries of E. B'. Lrlscnring k Co,
at Audonricd, wero tlio eceno of soyerat ac
cidents to the employees Tuesday. At No.
3 Edward Fitzgerald was kicked by a mule
and severely hurt, but not seriously j at No.
4 John Edwards was injured about the hips
and badly cut on tho Instep by a fall ol
slate, and at No. 1 Daniel Balletz, was seri
ously injured1 by a Rill of coal. It has been
stated that tho latter had his legs broken,
but wo can traco it to 110 rolloblo source. He
was, however, very seriously hurt about tho
hips. Mr. Ballet is a member ol Uhland
Lodge, No. 70, Order ofllarngarl, of this
placo. Daily Bulletin.
Mrs. Sarah Sbaup attempted sulcido by
shooting herself In tho breast, at Scranton,
on Tuesday morning. Tho wound was con
Nw.lis' Floral IxsTrtvcroR. This is
tho litis of a beautifully printed and illus
trated quarterly devoted to Gardening in all
its branches, containing a complete list of
Seed Plants, Bulb', Ac., nt greatly reduced
prices, nnd much other useful Information.
Tho subscription prico Is only 20 cents per
year. Ho sends a sample copy and packet
ofChoico Flower Seeds os a trial to any ono
who sends him a 3 cent stamp. His ad
dress is A. C. Ncllis, Canojoharle, N. Y.
Stohr Room for Rest. For an ener
getic party there is at present an excellent
opening for a mercantile business in Weiss
port. Tho Rolling Mill Co., Foundry and
Emery Wheel Co., works aro all opening
business 011 an enlarged scalo a store room,
32 feel deep, in a fine brick building in said
boroughjCan bo rented. Apply at this office.
Tlio Lehigh Valley Railroad has made
a purchase of tho Baldwin Locomotive Works
of ten heavy lrcight locomotives, four of
which will bo ten wheel connected and six
eight wheel coilncclcd.consolldated pattern.
Two of tho largest locomotives will burn
buckwheat coal, or os it more commonly
known, coal dirt. The order for theso loco
motives was given two week ago, and they
aro to be delivered to the company in July
Au exchongo says, "A cow needs as
much currying ns a horse, and tho result
will bo found in tho milk pail." Ol course
it will, if a man is fool enough to set the
milk pail under n cow while ho is currying
her. The best way is to turn tho pail bot
tom up. or leave it nt tho house till you aro
dono currying. You can hire teams for any
purpose, at very rcasonublo prices, at David
Ehborts' popular livery, Noith street, this
A letter from David Laury, dated Law
rence, Kas., Feb., 23rd, soys that ho is well,
nnl that his chum, Frank P. Graver, who
has been with him in the west during the
past year, intended to scparato from him
and go to New Mexico on tlio 25th ult. Mr.
Laury speaks very highly of Frank ns a
companion and friend, and expresses much
sirrow at parting from him, but wishes him
the richest kind of luck in New Mexico.
KcllicV will give an entertainment at
J. T. McDanicl'fl, in Mahoning, Valley, this
(Saturday) evening . Go and see him
Packeiiton M. U. Church. Bev. W. H.
Plckop.pastor. To-morrow (Sunday), preach
Inn at 10:30 a. m., Sermon by tlio Pastor.
Sermon In tho cvenlnjr, by the Pastor. Sun
day school 2 p, m.j Prayer Meeting Thursday
evenlnjr at 7:15 o'clock.
Leiiiohton M. 1. Oiiuncii. Itov. J. P.
Miller, pastor. 0:30 a. 111., Class Meeting
10;M a. in., Sermon by the pastor. 2 p. m
Sunday school; Op. m., Prayer and I'ralso
Scrvlco j 7 p. m., Sermon by tho rnstor.
Evakoblica. Ununcii Weissi-ow. J. K.
Scylrlt Pastor. German preaching nt 10
o'clock a. m,, by tho Pastor. Teachers meet
ing nt 1:30 p. m. Sunday School nt 2 p.m
English prcachingnt 7 p. in.
LKHInilTON EVANGELICAL UlIDRCII, II. J.
Smoycr,pastor. Preaching tomorrow nt 10 n,
m. and 7 p. m. Morning Subject, "Tho Evan.
gcllcal Ministry. Evening subject t "Tho
Christian's Inheritance." All aro welcome.
Mr. J. Kibler, left for Beaver Meadow
on Monday last.
John Wuest, of Krcsgevlllc, passed
through hero last Wednesday.
Henry Kunklo, of Trachsville. left for
Pine Swamp, last week in search of n dis
Ed. Moyer, of Trachsville, held a shoot
ing match on Friday, and a danco in the
Joiin Eckhart sold: ''Ick ga ovver aw
uf do frolic 0111 Fridog ovet."
-Mrs. Elizabeth Schou'er, of Trachsville,
went to Wnlnutjiort on a visit Monday last.
Tilghmnn Scrfass of Pleasant Volley
visited tho schools nt this placo on Wednes-
"Joo" returned homo from Audenried
on Friday last. Ho soys he enjoved his
-Joseph Bartholomew, of Moor two.
Northampton couuty, was at this placo dur-
lug last week.
Dancing parties, was tho chief topic of
conversation among tho young lads in this
vicinity, during last weok.
J. J. Kcmerer was on a business trip to
Krcsgcvlllo on Tuesday.
--Henry Roth. of nc.ir KresMvlllc. mov
ed to Wulnutport, on Tuesday'last.
joiin blotter intends to build a new
house this spring.
Henry Grindmover. hurried one ofbli
ciiiiurcii ni me Jerusalem church 011 Mou
Diphtheria has made its nppearnnco in
mo upier eim 01 uie valley. mkucukv,
Wild Creole Item.
Robert Greene, of this place, moved on
Mr. Su-cker sfarm near Trachsville on Tues
day of last week.
Martha Christman.nf Pino ltn n. farm
crlv of this place, was visiting hero on Sat-
uruay last, tlio guest ol ruul Smith.
A little nirl of Henrv Hovdt'a AlrA nn
Saturday morning last, of diphtheria. Fuu-
nsrvics wero neiet uy Jiev. A. M
Strauss, at Jerusalem church, at 0:30 n. m
Lewis Christman.orPmpi Thin. i',.nr.
Jv of this place, was visiting hero ou Thurs
day a week. Glad to see him.
Samuel Walp.of Slatington, was visit.
Ing his friends and relations hern.
John Deal, who is employed in the
furnace at Hokendauqua, was homo yisitiug
his friends and relations here last week.
The crows have made their appearance
in large Hocks.
Frauk Ahner, of Mnucb Chunk, was
at this place ou Tuesday last.
It is said that tho bumble boo and the
grasshopper have mado there appearance.
If it is so, I would advisethem to keep back
yet a while as they might freeze.
- Harrison Kibler look a load ofhoop
poles to Lbigh Gap on Monday last.
Adam Kibler is busily engaged making
John Distler nnd son aro busily cm-
I'.-.jv. . uikiug innurr
Surprise parties aro all the rage here at
1 pr -eat,
lteported lor the Cakdox Advocatx.
FalDAT THIRD SAT.
Tho third day's session of tho East Pcnna.
Con ferenco was colled to order by tho Bishop,
Thomos Bowman. Tho following brethren
had Elders orders voted them, J. W. Wochrls
and J. H. Shircy, nnd Deacon's orders wero
voted to N. A. Barr nnd J. R. Hcnsyl.
Tho following brethren wero applicants
for the itinerancy :
J. W. Hoover,
J. D. WooirritiK,
H. II. Hombergcr,
.1. 8 UulntlxT.
It. M. Conn,
B. W. lllxlor,
J.lt. II ens; 1,
I. . N.llarr,
A. M. Haitmau.
J. O. Krausn,
A. H. Yenxel.
J. a. Cion-ell.
Adjourned with prayer by Rov. J. Gross.
Conference was opened by tho rccdlng of
a portion of God's word by tho Bishop, sing
ing " There is n fountain flllcl with blood,"
reading a portion of tho Discipline by S. C.
Brcyfogle, and prayer led by Father Baylor.
The committee ou worship reported their
appointment of visitors to tho several Sun
Tho committee on boundaries reported as
l.-Lansdnlo and Hatfield to be taken from
Montgomoiv Circuit, and constitute ft Mission.
S Quikorstown shall ho taken lrom Eaitou
Mission and Miller's Clos from FrccnmnslrarR
Station, and ndJcd to Pleasant Valley Circuit.
To bo supplied with two preachers.
3. Vera Crnz Class to bo laken from Rmaus
Station and annexed to .Mlltord Circuit.
4. That Salisbury onil Upper Simeon Valley
bo uildcil to Emails, nnd lonsiltuto a Mis-ton
8. -That West Penn, Iluoslcici' and Centre,
vlllo appointments be luken from tho Mauch
Chunk Circuit and annexed to tho 6-chuylklll
0.-ljinford and Coaldulo appointments shall
In takon from Mauch Chuoit Circuit, nnd
llaincmllo nnd Locust Valley app untments
bo takou from Tamaqua Station, andconstltuie
a uow circuit to bo callod Barnesvlllo Circuit.
This circuit to ho added to rotlsville District.
7. That ilnhoulnj; Volley church bo taken
Horn Mauch Chunk Circuit and onncxed to tho
8 Jloucb, Chunk shall constitnto a Mission.
0. lti-amatown to bo taken Horn Adamstows
and annexed to TJi owustowu Circuit. Drown i-
towu Circuit to bo suppled with two prencners.
10. Lykcnft, Mlcooisco and Dayton appoint
ments to bo taken fioin Wllhninstown Circuit,
and be caltod Lykus Circuit.
II. V illlomstown, Tower City and Reiner to
coi.btltuto Vt'llllamstown CUcuit,
12. Mount Cniincl Mission to bo taken from
Ashland Mlssluu nnd bo supplied.
13. That IlcrndoD bo taken flora Unlontown
Circuit nnd niinoxidtolrcverton Circuit.
M. That Cniontown Clicult bo taken from
I'ottsvillo District nnd annexed to HatnsburL'
District, nnd that Kalztown Circuit bo taken
fiuru Ilnirlsburs Dlslilct aud added to Allen,
Confercnco adjourned to mako room for
tho Ministerial Aid Society.
Tlio East Tcnna. Confercnco Ministerial
Aid Society, of the Evangelical Association
of North America, was called to order by the
President, C. II. Baker. Tho minutes of
last year wero read by tho Sccrclarv. Tho
officers of the Society are
President, C. II. Uakor.
Vice-President. W. A Leopold.
Secretory, If. A. Kcitz.
Tiojsuicr. J. K. Knerr.
Medical Kinnuner. o L Savior, M. D.
Tho object oi this society is to secure to tho
heirs and legal representatives of its mem
bers n projicr nnd tlcccnt supjwrt after tho
lenth of members. Tho society meets an
nually, at the same, timo nnd place ns the
anuuol session ol tho East Pernio,. Confer
cnco of tho Evangelical Association. Only
ministers of tho Evangelical Association are
received ns members by n majority of votes
of tho members present at tho annual ses
sion. Tho initiation feo is $11 under 30
years, oil exceeding that ngo p.iy as follows :
rrom 70 to3J 10 00
i-'itmi 33 to 41) 21 no
l'rntu 4') to 43 3J M)
Fiom 4tj50 40 00
For tho purpose of raising n fund, each
member pays annually 3. Tho heirs of n
deceased member receivo at thornloof$10
lor each member in tho society, nnd in casu
of n deficit In tho treasury, tho samo shall
ho supplied by a tax equally assessed ou each
member. Tho number of members now iu
tho society is 78. Adjourned.
Confercnco was called to order by Bishon
Thomas Bowman, reading a iortioii of God's
word, singing and prayer. Tho minutes of
yesterday wero read mid approved.
Much interest was manifested In the re
ports of tho staudiug committees, especially
that on church nd'airs in reference to tho
church at Bath, Northampton county.
Tho committee on finance rejwrtod that
tho collections for conferenco claimants hod
Rov. Mertz, of Allentown, was reported
as being nearlv blind, and was voted a do
uatiou. Conferenco also performed n chari
table act for Itev. Litzonbcigcr, of Allen
town. Tho committee on memorials recommend
ed a memorial scrvieo on Monday, from 4 to
5 r. h , in honor of Revs. G. T. Haines nnd
Samuel Gjumer, the former of Catasauqua,
u..t uiu mtivi u, vrwig-suurg.
lho following resolutions wero then rend
and ndopted 1
1. That It bo tho duty of overy prcachorof
tho Kist 1'eaua. C'onferc-nco to picsent tlio Or
phans ciuse to the conirresafou he eim ve., and'
gtvo them nn opportunity to 0 jutrluute to it.
Thai we obligate ourselves to ralso at lonst
eUhti cols per member for our superannuated
preachers 1 In case anv ono finis to raise the te
qultlte amount ho shall bo held personally re
prnalble, un'esi excused by Oju ferenco. Tho
basis of membership to bo the statiatios of tills
Resolved, Tbat wo will eudcavor to raise 4:0
per member Mushmary money this year. 2.
That each ministerial dlslrlit convention ap.
portion tho Bum total of their respective dis
tiictsnmons the aovcral charges j aud that tho
hccretorlosotsuchcouvntlous transmit theso
apportionments to tioSocrctary ot tho Mission,
Ileaolted, That tho pastors of Motions and
Missions bo obliced to devote, al leaat oneeu
tiro uibbath to tho Missionary cause 1 ana mat
wo recommend the prcaojors on circuits to or.
eanizoou Auxlliaiy Society at every appoint
ment. Ttusolvid, Thot In-the Investljratlun of tho
moral und oolctil conduct of tho members 01
lhn Conference the presidlnir officer shall in.
qulrc-ct each member whether bo has done his
dutv id referenco to benevolent collections.
Tlio Committee on Tublio Worship report
ed for memorial services on Mouday next,
from 4 to 5 p. in., singing) prayer by Futb
er Kreckcri address on Brother James
Gaumcr's death by Father Joseph M. Say
lor j addresses on Father G. S. Haines by
Bishop Bowman and S. Neitz.
On motion of A. M. Stlrki
WllEUCAS. There is a gro flog tendency am
ong our people to resort to measures to raise
moneys for church liuilainit aud current
church expenses, plainly repuj-njat to the
apirit ot t&o New Testament and derogatory to
tbe Interests ol out beloved Association 1 thcro
Ilsso'.ved, that tbii Conference protests
anlnst toe Introduction Into our Church or
Soclftles all measures, such aa taira, festivals
cake walks, bazirs, oyster suppers, eta, etc
The above was enthusiastically adopted,
At half-past nine tho church of Welssport
was tilled, and the Bishop entertained the
audience for ono hour and twenty minutes.
It was indeod a religious treat, and all pres.
ent felt the better for going to hear him.
He is a very ptasant speaker.
At 3 o'clook p. m., the fallowing brethern
wero ordaiued as Elders J. II. Sbirey, J.
Deitaons, J. R. Hoosyl and N. A. Barr,
after which a very warm and spirited ex-
lnenee meeting followed.
Iu tbe etcn.ng, the ru'sj -nary itrainj
were preached by Kov. Tost, Weist nnd
Sands, and. $400 was secured for tbe mis
sionary cause. It was n blessed Sabbath
day for the members of tho East Tenna
Conference, and will long bo remembered.
Confercnco wns called to order by Bishop
Bowman j roll coll prayer by Father Hoff
man and Isanc Hess. Tho- minutes of Sa
turday wcrn read aad approved.
Tho committee on Temperance nns Sab
bath presented their report, as follows 1
WllEtiF.AB, We are still deeply convinced of
tho numerous alarming evils resulting from In
temperance, wo feel it cur bounden duty to ex
ort ourselves to stem tho violent, raging flood 1
therefore, be It
Itcsolvod, That, as heretofore, wo, tho mem.
bcrs of this body, obligate ourselves to entnge
actively, bv nreccpt andcxamplo andwlthont
ceasing, to the healthy pilnclplo uf total abstin
ence, and tbat wo oarncatly request tho charges
we represent to cdng unflinchingly to onr ban
ner. ltcsolved. That It Is tho positive understand
ing ot this body that our book of discipline
strictly foiblda all our members to cither sign
any petition in favoi of thou&o or havo onyof
their properly used lu cauylng 011 tho liquor
trafne. further lesolved, that wens a church
shall withhold our support politically from
thosowhoore engaged In the soiling ot maau
ltcsolved, That wo commend tho proposed
Temicrauco Taw to the members of our chinch
and our follows and nsk them by petition and
all lawful means to secure lta enactment by tho
Legislature of our State.
Wnn.liEAS, Tho Sabbath Is divinely Instituted
and set apart from srcu'ar nses to bo observed
as n day of icst nnd divlno worship.
Itcsolvod, That we will usoutir Influence In
word and deed to counteract tho descctatlou of
tho Sabbath day ns manifested by Bccular busi
ness travell.iir, visiting, o., wo
llosolvo, 'lhat wo will nut forth strenuous ef
fort lo Impress tho hearts of our Sunday school
scholar nnd children ecnpra'lv with tho Ira.
porlance of -keeping holy tho Lord's day.
WlieiiEAS. Tho vso of tobacco Is considered
an unnecessary, liltbv hahlt, nnd Is certainly
an nppearnnco of. If not an evil Itself tosav
nothlug otthe enormous sums of money rqnand.
cred by professors of religion. Therefore, Ln ill
ltcsolved. That wo reiterate tho resolution
on tho use of Tobacco passed last year by this
llo-olvcd, That wo kindly and e atnestly en"
treat our peoplo t'i abandon tho use of tobacco
as n luxury.
Supplement by T. Clowcll.
Resolved, That wo rccatd the preservation
ot tho Christian Sabbath as Indlspenslblo to tho
preservation not only of religion, hut of our
civil liberties and social life becaueo It furnish
es tho christian churcb with tho opportunity
aii'l tho peoplo with tho necessity leisure lor
tho teaching of tbat morality without which
frco iiihttlutlons cannot bo preserved. Nor 1.
it couceiv.ililo that iho christian family ean bo
preserved, when tho teachers or christian pioi
als nro depth cd ot tho Hubbath ssn day for re
ilploustenchiugnnd worships, nnd wo appre
hend that should tlio sanclty of tho Sabbath bo
displaced by a simple holiday ot tho European
pattern, our surest stieugliold against tho as
saults of socialistic and coiumunistlo Influence
will fall into tho hands or tni bo who aro cnimirs
or tho cbilstlan family nnd christian marriages
nnd further bo It 1
Iteanlved. That as chiletlnn ministers and
lrlcndsof tho Liborcrs wocrpeal to thosoin
dustrlal classes especially who, aio In the eui
p'oy of powerful corporations to uo fielr ut
most endeavor to counteract tho despotism of
cousoiidited capital, which by offering extia
compent-ntlon for Sabbnth work, would bribe
the worklnamcn Into a surrender ct this boon
n day or ictt on tho christian Sabbath and wo
herewith lift our voices lnwortilng and coution
oud shall repeat such warnings 111 our public
iiilul&ttntions,agamsta heedless, thoughtless,
or hostllo sut render or tho cHlma ot tho Sab
bath tor extra ray j being convinced that,when
onco tho i-auctity and authority of tho Sabbath
la destroyed nnd obliterated from tho public
mind and conscience tho laborer will ho lclt
without redress nnd protection nnd wl 1 not
only censo to recclvo extra nay'for buudav
work, but will bo loiced to toko at theunplouB
dictates of consolidated capital, tbe wages of e
days for tho work ct seven, when tho babbath
will thus bo lircyocsoly lost to them osae'ay
Tho committco 011 Education reported tho
Wiikueas. lntellcctntt aelhctlcal and mor
al culture becomes more und more generally
illOufed ln our and other hands exerting a
powerfully mouldin? and controlling influence
upon social, civil nnd cccloilnsllo it institutions
and wheicas, wo iccoernlzo tho nrce-slty of
pio lding better education facilities under the
superviblon of our church lor our ministry nnd
people so ns to avail ourselves more foily of atj
cflloicnt menus for tho upbuilding of our bolov
cd asboclntlou. Therefore, be It t
Itosoivcd, That wo continue to solicit contri
butions on nil our field ot labor,and al-o request
our lilemis to remember our East Pennsyl
vnnla ' onlcrenco Educational Society ln their
bequests wltb a view 10 tho fuuedot on of a
higher Institution of learning.
llesolyed, That all monies, books, etc , In tho
possession of Confercnco or placed by them ln
to tho hsnds or others as a loan to bo transferred
to tho East renusylvunla Confercnco Gduca.
ltcsolved, That wo recognize Union Semin
ary, nt New lleillu Union Co.,and North West'
crn College as schools of strletly Evangelical
principles, recommencing I tto tho favorable
consideration of ail contemplating nBClcuttuc,
clat-sical and theological course.
ltowlvcd, That wo ricouiincnd the appoint.
mentor n coummtro consisting ot ono rerie.
sentativo fioiu each examining committee who
tnall airango a courvo of study for tho apvlt
ca ts for llecnte.
ltcsolved. That wo(rontinuo our Presiding
Elder District. Ministerial nnd Sunilny school
cou,ciitton8. cndheicbvranko it again obllsat
ory upon each member of Conference to attend,
llo-olvca, That wo are gratified wlih the ex
cellency ot our suuday School Quartcrlhs.
blackboatd Illustrations and other Sunday
school literature and he pa. Usued by our pub
llshlng houso. nnd recommend tho use of them
to nil our Echools.
Altirwnich. 1'rol. Gable of New Eciiin ad
dressed tho Couleience, alter which tl.o rollow
Ing rcsolutlou was ndopted 1
ltcsolved, Thai wo havo listened with pleas.
uro lu the earnest nddrobs ol ltov. A. E. Gable,
l'rtuclpal of Union Seminary, and tbat we wlnh
him buicees ln his efforts to deroiop the
mental faculties of our young people.
Committco on -statistics reported the fol
otai number uf members
siuii-niui j riMcuers
Laioal Preachers...... :
Ti-.ich. rs 3X8
-SO cents per member
withln a fraction :
Philadelphia SO it-AiU-utowu
to a frartlon-ndv. U per ct,
iiiiusuurg 41 "
114 cents per member. Not
Ueaduic.&tb Kt... 113 cents 111 r member. lSo
cuewitn't st.lia ceuta ucr member. Nn. 4-
Lebanon Miss.. ..112 eenta ur member, rto.6.
iS'orri.towu Itaccuts per uicuib,-r. It'o.4.
Rev. W. Yost, book agent of tho publish
ing house, at Cleveland, addressed Confer
ence in behalf of our Orphans' Home, Treas
ury of tbe Missionary Cause, and as pub
On motion of W. K. Wieand, It was
Resolved, Tbat we havo heard with
pleasure aud interest the addioss of brother
Yost, junior ogeut of our Orphan Home.
Resolved ,Tliat wo will endeavor to do more
in the future in the Interests of our orphan
Resolved, That we are gratified by the
suctwas of our book rotablishmentaiml prom
ise increased efforts to mako it u atill greater
Precisely at 2 p. 111., the Bishop called
Conference to order, and after roll oall, and
reading a portion of Ood's Word, the Con
fersnco was led in prayer by Jacob Adams.
Whereas our highly esleemeil brother S.
S. Weist lias been by our General Conference
elevated lo the off! 00 of the Cor. Secretary of
the Missionary Society; therefore
I ueoivta, mat we recognize the band or
tri 111 th ct.-a cf',eaerlC nfefea-e,ini
congratulated tho church in selection of this
gouUlVentcrprising and efficient official.
Resolved, That we pray the Lord lo
qualify Inm more fully for tho performance
01 mo artiuous nncl responsible duties.
Rcsolveel, Tliitwo will always welcome
mm 11110 our miust nnu conunuo u regard
htm ns or.e of our number.
Sympathy of the Confcr,tncc were express
ed in behalf of J. M. Oplinger, who was
compelled to locate 011 account of bodily in
Precisely at 4 p. m., Conkronco com
menced memorial services in remcmberanco
of Rov. T. Haines nnd Samuel Gnumcr, ad
dresses were mado by Father J. S. Gaylor,
S. Neitz and Bishop Bowman. Tho services
were very affecting. Tears flowed freely
and impressions mndo that are lasting.
Father Haines is kept in the remcmberanco
of many as an exemplary christian man,
hard worker and a good evangelical
At 5 p. m., adjourned to meet TucBdny
morning at 8 o'clock.
Tho following appointments of ministers
wero made, after which Conference ad
PitiLA. DisTmcT, J. U. llornbcrgcr, P. E.
Philadelphia, 8th St., S. O. Ureyfoglc.
Oejmantown, II. A. Neiti.
Norristown, U. F. Bohncr.
Plymouth, J. O. Krauso.
Trappo, J. N. Mctzgar.
. Montgomery, G. D. Sweigort,
7. Lansdalo and llntflcld, W. F. Moll.
8. Mllford, D. 'Vuengst.
6. Pleasant Valley, A. Zlegenfus and
W. II. ltelnck.
10, Bethlehem, B. M, Ltch'.enwallncr.
11. Frccraanshurg, J. I). Woodring.
12. Eastun, A. II. Stlrk.
13. Bath, W. Is. Black.
14. Bangor, A. Kindt.
15. Stroudsburg, a. B. Fisher.
18. Middle Creek, J. L. Uulntlicr.
17. Wayne, J. S. Ncwhart.
Allen-town pisTnicT O. K. Fclir, P. E.
1. Allentown, Linden St., II. It. Yost.
2. Allentown, Turner St., Jnmcs Bowman,
3. Allentown, First Ward, W. K. Wlennd.
4. Allentown, Liberty St., U. 11. Miller.
5. Lehigh, E. Uutz:
0. Emaus, F. Hoffman.
7. Kutzlown, A. L. Yeakel.
8. Catasauqua, S. Brcyfogel.
V. Slatlngton, J. O. Blicm.
10. Bcrllnsrillc. D. Lentz.
11. Parryvlllo, fl. W. Gross.
12. Welssport, E. J. Miller.
13. Lchighton, U. J. Smoycr.
14. Mauch Chunk, V. S. Stnuffcr.
15. llazlctiln, J. K. Soyfrlt.
10. Wllkojbarrc, II. I). Shultz.
17. Wcsncrsvllle, A. M. Hartman.
Beadiho Disthiiit, I. E. Knerr, P. E.
1. Beading, 8th street, S. Neitz.
2. Reading, Chestnut St., W. A. Leopold.
Reading, oth street, F. P. Lehr.
Frlcdcnburg, Jacob Adams.
Potlstown, F. Krccker.
Blrdsboro, J. W. Hoover.
Adnmstown, J. M, Snylor.
8. Folrvllc, A. M. Sampscl.
0. Ilrownstown, I . Scchrlst !t I). W. BIcksler.
10. Lltlz and Manhcim, Jos. Spccht.
11. Lancaster, Water St., J. Zern.
12. Lancaster, Mulberry, J. A. Fegar.
13. Millcrsvllle, U. II. lllrshcy.
14. Cresswell, Thos. llarpor.
15. Concstoga, F. Smith.
ltAnntBuurio DiSTmoT, O. S. Hainan, P. E.
1. Lebanon, Chestnut street, J. K. Knerr.
2. Lebanon, 8th street, J. II. Shelry.
3. Mcycrstown.B. D. Albright.
4. Womclsdorf, Isaac IIcss,
5. Ancvlllo, N. A. Barr.
0. Mt. Kcbo, U. S. Brown.
7. Ilarrlsburg, A. W. Warfol.
8. Dauphin, II. M. (Japp.
p. Mlllcrsburg, S. S. Chubb.
10. Borrysburg, A. Dlltbar.
11. Wllllamstown, II. J. Qllck.
12. Unlontown, J. K. Fchr.
IS. Trcmont, II. II. Itumbcrger.
14. Pino Orovo, II. A. Medlar.
15. I.ykcns, A. A. DeLong.
roTTSViLLK district, J. O. Lehr, P. E.
1. Pottsville, O. L. Saylor.
2. Schuylkill Havcn,St..reters,O.II. Baker.
3. Schuylkill llavcn.Trlnlty, J. Q. Sands.
4. Urcssona, I. J. Itcltz.
6. Orwlgshurgand Pt. Carbon, J. R. Hcnsyl.
0. Schuylkill, Jcsso Loras.
7. Tamaqua, O. II, L'ggc.
8 BarnesvIIle, I. E. Zimmerman.
0. Mahonoy City, S. T. Leopold.
10. Shcnandoa, J. M. Itlnker.
11. Ashland, T. A. Hess.
12. Frackvlllc. L. N. Worman.
13. Shainokln, W. A. Shoemaker.
11. Mt. flannel, J. W. Wochrlo.
15. Traverton, D. Z. Keniblo.
16. Mnliantongo, J. L. Werner.
linr Wcittlicrl)- Speclul.
Wo are having beautiful March weath
er, and what was eald about the lion does
not prove true.
Our high school boys aro getting quite
serious, they talk about fighting duels.
Mr. B. J. Moyer intends moving to
Braddock, whero ho will tako charge of a
largo hotel. John O'Dohran will accom
A new scholar has been admitted lo tho
Frank Bennett, ono of tho gentlemen
belonging lo tho Blitz troupe, was iu town
A chickoit being killed by the noon
train, Friday last, caused quito tin excite
ment. Miss Maria Ilorleman who has been
visiting friends at Packcrton, relumed home
Rov. R. II. Colburn will dcliyer his faro
well bermon next Sunday evening.
Tlio ladic3 of tho Presbyterian church
are talking of getting up a festival.
J. T. Briel has secured tluce hundred
tons of ice for next summer.
Tho railroad men aro still working only
Wo aro glad to hear that there is one
young glcntlcmnn in town that claims to be
of French descent.
A year from Thursday our next Presi
dent will take his place in office.
Miss Bertha W. Smith.'s visiting friends
in New Jersey.
George Horn is taking lessons uf Miss
The ladies of the rrcsbytorian Society
will meet at Mrs. Kline's, they are doing a
noble work and deserve encouragement.
A public examination at tho close of tho
school term is talked of.
George Kline will move into tho house
now occupied by Roy. R. II. Colburn.
Our school girls are anxious to know
Stella, the Star of Cuningham Valley.
Quite an interesting procession passed
through town last Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J, T. Briel, is very sick.
Creighton Hoover has secured employ
ment in tbe machine shop
E. C. Wilson paid a flying visit to
Miss Anna Bryan is still sick and can
not attend school.
Quito a string of Wealherly items ap
In the Hazleton Bulletin last week.
Miss Kale Duail of Hazleton, is visiting
at A. J. Lauderburu's.
The debating society was largely ultend
cd last Monday evening.
The singing in tbe high school is much
better than it formerly was.
One of our girls was unfortunate last
Autographs are gaining the faihion in
school, this term.
The band uow practices In the build
ing next door to John Larick's.
L. E. H.
Tbe price of license Is to be increased In
Ailcjjheuy ciuntj-from 50 to JSjOOO,
Miss Alvina Krum, of Tripoli, Lehlgl;
county, is nt present the guest of MlesAl
vino Bennighoff. ,
Benjamin Grow v,-as plowing dally last
week. Ben knows how to lake hold of
An owl has been n frequent visitor lo
somo of our farmers. Gel your shotguns
ready and get rid of such evil intruders.
An exhibition will bo held at tho Cen
tre Square school houso cro long. A reher
snl was held last Monday night, and as
somo nro a littio slow in preparing their
parts, thoy were unablo to npxlnt a day
fur holding it.
Tho literary society did not meet lost
Saturday evening on nccouht of Iho un
pleasant weather. We don't think Satur
day evening tho proper time to meet. Tho
girls are kept homo for reasons well known,
nnd most of tho boys havo other society that
they consider more important to attend to.
Frank Kistler nnd Jnmcs Steigerwalt,
of Lizard Creek, visitetl our schools on
Oliver Hough moved lo Lchighton last
A spelling match was held last Wed
nesday evening in school houso No. 0. Wo
arc pleased to sny that tho school room was
Fablus Is getting quito clover in trying
to mako out that "Wilcox" is a liar. I did
not say anything about a committee. I only
stated lhat J. II. Arncr had been elected
treasurer. I know well enough that it takes
more than ono man to mnko a committee.
Fabius, bo wido nwako when you read tho
Miss Koto J. Arncr was tho guest of C.
T. Young, our eslcomcd high school teacher,
on Sunday last.
Gold digging is quito a rags in our val
ley at present. Wo will not hear of "Bin
go" anymore before ho has discovered somo
kind of a mine, for ho spent all his money
on his trip to Mexico.
Nathan Garber was al E. Mauch Chunk
last Monday, for tho purpose ot buying a
Rov. Mr. Strauss preached nn excel
lent sermon in tho German language, on
Rev. Mr. Boner's sermon gave univcr
sal satisfaction 011 Sunday evening. A largo
number was present, cogcr to hear what
this far-famed minister had lo say.
Mr. John Freyman left for Frecmans
burg on Monday. Ho may bo absent for
several weeks, doing work tor Joo Lynn.
Miss Emma Kistler is nt present tho
guest of Lizzie Kistler.
. Henry Bretney nnd son nnd S, Fcns
tcrmnchcr and son aro busy digging for
limestone on the former's place. Mny their
blasted hopes, (if they fail) bo less disas
trous than tho blasts of rock which they
J. M. Kistler is nt present suffering
lrom an abscess. He lias tho sympathies of
his numerous friends.
Tlio attendance at tho Kcllics perform
ance at McDouicl's hotel was quite small,
owing, no doubt, to tho bad weather.
Tho Sunday school, held nt Hornsville,
is forlunato in having tho scrvii-cs of tho ef
ficient teacher, Miss Kato Montz. Ladies
aro doing o great and noblo work by the in
terest which they nianifest.iu Sunday school
Miss Ella Young, of Lansford, n sister
lo C. E. Young, was in our vallev last
Monday nnd Tuesday. Wilcox,
11 Iff Creole Items.
The most corrective punishment, is
If you wish to succeed govern your
As tlio first of April approaches, the
time of general moving draws near, and ns
usual tho common salutation isi where do
you expect to move to ?
Houso cleaning time, with its perplexi
ties nnd tribulations, is moving on this way,
A littio variety now nnd then is a good
thing, but don't kindle your fires with coal
Get your shot guns in readiness for tho
lightning rod iwddlers.
Mr. Hontz moved to Franklin on Tliurs
doy of last week.
It would bo well for our farmers to bo
on tho look-out. Tho Dover Index says
Parlies professing to bo census takers are now
traveling about swindling fanners. They
visit a farmer, informing him that they aro
census takeis, and finally produce a paper
for him to sign. A few weeks after a note
is presented to him for payment.
Subscribing for a paper nnd neglecting
to pay for it,is a poor way of showing inter
est in your local sheet.
Tho Advocate still ooulinues to be the
paper, judging by tho avidity with which it
is sought after nnd read.
Our roads would bo considerably better
were it not for tho heavy prop teams that
aro passing over them every day.
Cornelius Snyder was at this place on a
business visit on Monday.
A spelling match was held on Friday
evening of last week, by C. A. Buck, teach
er of Pine Run, school No. 1, which was
very largely attended nnd interesting. Two
rounds were spelled, the first timo Miss Ida
Weaver, of Franklin, winning; ttie second
time John Harmon, of Towamensing ; after
the close of the spelling W. E. Kemercr, of
Franklin, was introduced and favored tlio
audience witha bout a half nn hour's address
subject, What to Learn. Spaco will not
allow us to give an outline, but 0110 tiling
csjKciailv which met the approval ofall.was
the manner in which he handled tho tattler
and liorj he said it was the duty of teachers
and parents to warn their children against
these bad habits J to learn to clespiso nil
such characters, and to learn to lead a bet
For the benefit of thoso who have of
ten inquired of us, we would say that the
officers elected at the late election will enter
upon their duties on tbe 1st of April,
The many friends of Bev, 3. Snyder, of
this place, will bo pained to learn that he is
In a critical condition, at tho residence of
his brother Stephen in Parryville.
The unusual open winter has had a
most salutary result, and that is the de
create of want. There Is also less involun
tary idleness than there has been for years.
Trim your grapo vines.
On account of the public works, the
farm hands will bo very scarce this year
and a higher price-must be paid than there
was last year
Some beautiful spring weather during
the first part of the week. Revise.
A young mail in Pittsburg picked up a
diamond pin in the office of a hotel in that
city. He showed it to several who said it
was hocus, but when he showed it at a jew
elry store he was held for having stolen It.
lie proved to tho contrary however, and the
owner paid $25 for its restoration. The
value of the pin was several hundred dol
lars. Several taverns on tho Mononeahela riv
er, opposite Temperanoeviile, Washington
county, were destroyed uy nre at au esny
hour ou Sundav morn in sr. The sale of liqu
or Is prohibited in Temtierenoeville, and it
is thoucht that patties from there set fire to
the taverns on the opposite side of the river
1 to get rid of them.
Not contrary to a former suppositlou,
tho rolling mill wns restarted Monday. The
little rolls will probably bo ready In n week.
John G. Bicry, who so gallantly fought
for tho Aesessorbhlp at tho late election, nnd
whom, no ono, prior to the announcement
of tho blessed result,could possibly have per
suaded to believe his election to havo been
assured In the face of his formidable opiiosi
tion, but who won tho victory, nnd deserves
great praise for his intrepidity in a supjiosed
forlorn cause, was around during the week
hunting up tho boys that have becomo three
Evidentlv tho borouith authorities have
CMl, ft.A n.sBU nr tt,..,n,llnn llnnrnt-n. !
mcnt in pavements. A substantial stono
walk has been laid between KIstlcr's and
Vogt's stores. It is tho right thing in a place
whero numerous pet ruud-holcs aggravated
tho average "wayfarer," and in nil probabil
ity forced him to breathe a silent oath as his
weary feet camo down "kcrtplosh" after ho
had concluded that ho had just gono through
tho last. It is not safo to walk down what
is occasionally called White street at night
owing to the fact that there nro so mnny
holes and broken places in tho pavement.
They are sadly in need of repairs, and it is
a promise of tho authorities to seo that they
The out of town puddlcrs employed at
tho Boiling Mill struck for an advance of 50
cents per ton, which being refused they quit
work Thursday afternoon. They were get
ting $5.00 per ton, so reported.
Joseph Connor of this place, employed
ns a brakeman on tho Lehigh Volley rail
road, met with an accident on Friday night
last, and died on tho day following. Ho
went out as an irregular ou the Empire train,
und at Bethlehem wns in tho net of coupling
cars when his nrm wns cnught between the
bumpers. Amputation was considered un
necessary, and he was loft to suffer tho ex
cessive pain which proved too much for hlin
to endure. As stated before he died on tho
following day, aged 04 years. Tho funeral
took place on Thursday afternoon of this
Ensl l'eim Dot.
Somo of our farmers nro busy plowing
their corn ground.
Mrs. II. Frank Steigerwalt was taken
very Bick, but under tho caro of Dr. Zcrn,
sho is improving.
Wo are pleased lo say thnt.Mrs. Nathan
Scmmcl is able to bo out again.
Assessor Bomig hasenjjyjcd upon tho
duties of his appointment it is likely that
ho will find somo of tho wealthiest poor.
Good ndvicooiubscribo for the Advocate.
I had been from homo one evening bo
hind tho Stone Mountain, unfortunately I
stumbled over an nxo, I picked it pp ; tlicy
now s:iy I stumbled on 1 chopping placo I
Bo tbat as it may, "it is almrn."
Alfred Ginder EaysTSbuio ono stole somo
leather out of the vnt. IIo says no wonder
that shoemakers can do cheap work.
Tlio Republican candidate for Justice
of tl'sJeace was defeated tho "nasty cop
perheads" would not voto for him.
Charles Ginder will sell his farming im
plements ut public salo on tho 22d inst.
J. D. Ball id hai leased a tract of land
of Gideon Rchrig for tho purpose of taking
out iron ore. He is at woik driving a tun
nel now; tho work is under the supervision
of A. Lcssman.
Peter Kolb, 01 Whitehall, is visiting
friends here. The old gcutlcinan looks hulo
Thomas Ruch nnd W. W. Rebcr.M. D.,
of Pcnnsville,paid a visit to Reuben Peter's.
Francis K. Mantz, of West Penn has
been on a business trip to Reuben Peter's.
Adam Lciman, of Hcidlcburg, has been
hero looking after his interests
Attempts wero mado to enter tho to
bacco store ot Mr. Wolf, on Market Square,
and tho clothing store of Henry Sondhcim,
on Susquehanna Btrect, during Wednesday
night. They succeeded iu entering the
latter store, but as nothing was missed, it is
supposed that tho burglars were frightened
by somo one passing. A chisel Was left at
Mr. Sondheim's, which had been taken
from Chos. Wcyhenmeycr's tool cheston the
Beaver Meadow wharves, and used iu forc
ing open the door aud Bhutters. There hayo
been a number of tramps in town recently,
aud it is supposed that ouo or more of them
wns engaged in theso bold attempts at rob
bery. Coal Galcitc.
OnWcdnesday evening on arrival of tlio
Ruffulo Bxprcss at tho Lehigh Valley depot,
at Mauch Chunk, thcro was an unusual
shrieking of whistles which caused a stam
pede among tho horses attached to Messrs,
Zcllncr's and Kciscr's omnibuses and a milk
wagon. In attempting to patch Mr. Zellner'a
horses Wm. Zcllncr was struck by Mr.
Keiscr's omnibus and severely injured about
STATU JVU VN.
There are 200,000,001) feet of lumber
banked on streams iu this State awaiting
tho spring trosnets.
Daniel Person, of Mead township, Craw
ford county, died on Friday in his 101th
Percy B.iird, 9 years old, fell from a chair
in Johnstown, ou Friday last, and received
injuries from which he died soon afterward.
Isaoo Schlcgel, oged 65 years, of Spring
City, Berks county, committed suicido on
Suuday by cutting his throat with a razor.
He wus of unsound mind.
At the last run of tho Rose Trco Fox Club
thcro were a number of ladies out.who caus
ed their horses to mako leaps that tho gentle
men did not dare follow.
Representative A. Herr Smith, of Lancas
ter, puts tlio valuo of the tobacco crop in that
couuty last year at $3,000,000. It paid a
revenue to the Government of $100,000.
Sclp's tavern,in Pulmer township, North
ampton county, has been licensed 101 years.
Two locomotives aro being built in Pitta
burg for a railway in ono of tho Japanese
John Dawson wns fatally crushed by a
fall of rock in the Swoyor Colliery, at Wy
oming, on Monday.
A Petrolia school teacher attempted to
correct one of the larger girls,and aiteraIively
ttissel lost a handful of whiskers and beat a
Not half the lumber to be sentdown the
Lehigh has been nut in the river yet. This
is because of the lack of snows and heavy
tains to raise the smaller streams.
The Democratic-Chronicle, published at
Shippensburg, presents the name of Mr.
Edward Herrick, chief clerk in the Auditor
General's office, for the Democratic nomina
tion for Auditor General.
Mr. Isaaa Price has resigned tho Post
mastership of Schuylkill township, Chester
county, after filling the position for fifty
consecutive years, having been appointed to
the place by Andrew Jackson.
Silas Reeves, an old trapper, was found
crumbed beneath a tree in Potter county last
week. He is said to have hunted over the
ground years ago whero Scranton, Hones
dale and Carbondale now stand.
Senator Ermentrout.of Rending, recently
paid a visit to Samuel J. Tilden, accompan
ied by Mr. Hawley, editor of the Reading
Eatfe, which paper has boomed for some
time for the sago of Gramarey Park, Tbe
significance of the visit seems to be that Mr.
Erinentrout want for Irtstruotloui, as he will
be a candidate in th next convention of
old Berks for Congress) (gainst Mr, Clyuior,
and furthermore, exrjeeta to run the cou-
Tile Crtttl Trntfo.
Phlln. Znlfcr, 1st inst: The nnlhtaoil
coal trade it la belifvewt lins rc.arlii-d n mnr
healthful twsitloii than nt any ttiua before:
wilhln the inst Hirer or four yi-ni-s. It fs of
littio account in the pr.wt'til whether the
production nnd eoustunptliiu of cool is more
or less or whether th prices nfit nre higher
or lower. The Impression has gono nbrouil
that thoso in the trade mom so fur to regu
latu the supply of coal In tho market osto.
protect themselves fiom loss iu its sale. It.
is not now, nor has it been any time with
in tho past two years otherwise than entire-
ly villain the control of ojioralors to do Just,
this thing, and to elo it, too, without inov
ing a pound of coul more or less. Ilbatnt.
110 timo leen.moro than necessary lo say we
wili not sell our coal at lesithnu fairly re
munerative prices, and under no clreum.
fiances will we sell it at a Joss. Tho con-,
sumers of conl, seeing this stand mado and.
teeing it ndhercd to, being reasonable men
would expect nothing cite, diligently carry
ing that forward, rather than which tho.
majinor of business of their competitors Willi,
a view lo Its censure, and lo the undcrscK
ling of each others circulars. Rulnnusi
prices of cool add very few tons to the ag
gregate annual consumption over nnd above-
tlio amount that would bo consumed wcrer
prices a dollar per ton higher, and yd, In
Iho face of Hie fact, coal operators have per-
Bistonlly iu tho past two years refused to seo
that this ono dollar per ton makes a differ-
enco ou tho year's production of some twen
ty millions of dollars, an amount that could
not fail to mako tho conl market easy and
satisfactory to all concerned in it. Tho order
for thrco days per week suspension of min
ing lias gono forth with such a heartiness
as to havo enforced confielcnco with oil.
Thoso wio need coal in tliclr business linvo
no fear of its being in good supply and of its
being sold at lower juices, henco they buy
now; and thoso who expect to sell coal all
tho year nro easy in tho assurance that any
change of prices Hint may follow will bo
probably at higher figures. Wo nre glad to
learn that the present arrangement towards
an easy nndcfl'cctivo control of tho market
comes mainly from tho young blood in tho
control of a part of tho coal region that has
in tlio past been accredited with n hesltcncy
In cordial action with a majority of Iho pro
ducers nnd carriers.
This, if true, .rrigurs well for tho future
nnd places tho nnthrncito coal trade on tho
substantial basis so long desired. Twico
within a month prices of conl have be-en ad
vanced, not merely on paper, os too often
tho case lu the recent past, but actually, as
wo aro informed, in prices demanded and
fully paid. Theso Advances upon each oc
casion were small, but enough in their effect
to give a wholcsomo impetus to tlio coal
trade. It is not so important what prices
operators may ngreo upon as Hint they shall
ngrco and rigidly adhere upon their agree
ment. Tho current circular prices for Iho
month of March for Lehigh coal nt Mnuch
Chunk nre: Lump, $3; steamboat, $2,75)
egg and chestnut No. 1, $2,50 ; stove nnd
small stove, $2,00,!ind;dicstnut No. 2, $1,50.
The Schuylkill prices for the somo time at
Schuylkill Haven arc: Lump, broken and
steamboat, $2,75; egg nnd chestnut, $2,50 ;
stove, $2,00, and pea, $1,50. Tho lust ad
vance applies especially to tho furnaco trade.
Tlio following circular has been issued to
tho Schuylkill Coal Exchange: "To tiie
operators in the Sehuykiil region To prop
erly carry out the purpose of tho suspension
of mining it has been agreed that no coal
shall pass the weigh scales after twelve, o'
clock on Wednesday night, and that no conl
bo drawn from tho (chutes after the day's
work of that day is finished until the follow
ing Mondiy morning. It is earnestly hoped
tbat this nrrangement will bo rigidly nd
hercd to by nil coal operators in the Schuyl
kill region, and that nn absolute cessation of
mining, hoisting nnd preparing coal bo car
ried into effect during tho days prescribed
for suspension." It is not expected by the
most careful operators that tlio wholesale)
price ofooal will be advanced more than
fifty cents during tho next half year.
Tho managers of tho Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad Company havo just elected
Mr. Eckley B. Coxe, ono of their number lo
fill tho vacancy caused by tho recent death
of Hon. Adolph Borie, for many years n
member of the Board. President Gowcn and
tho officers of his company may bo congrat
ulated In their success in securing so con -
potent a director. Mr. Coxo is in tho primo
of life, of robust health, andat tho very head
of engineering experts in tills Stnto, or in
decd.ln the country. Ho resides at Drlfton,
in tho heart of the coal region, and has do
voled tho mostol'his life since his nrrival
nt maturity to tlio anthracite, coal business.
In ouo other respect his election keeps up
tho traditions of tho Reading Railroad Board
of Direction he is a son of the Into Judge
Charles Coxe, from whom he is reputed to
havo inherited two millions of dollars. Tho
curious in such matters estimate the Read
ing Board of Directors, though It numbers
but five psrsons, as worth twenty millions
of dollars. As at present constituted it
stands lllus: Pratt Mckcen, I. V. William
son,J. R. Lipplncott, Henry Lewis anil
Eckley B. Coxe. President Gowen, ihu
surrounded, is as well fortified in material
aid as any railroad president in tho coun
DRElSnACII-l'IllFEItOn the 28th nit.,
nt the house of Mr. Aloxinder Phlfar. by
Itev. J. K. Seyfrlt, Mr. Edwin W Dreli
hach, of Fronklin township, to Miss Sarah
L. 1'hlfer.of Parryvlllo, Carbon county, Pa.
DA VIES JAMES At tha Presbyterian
church of Kern, late. Lehigh county. 1'a.,
on tho 2th ult., by tho llev. James A. Lit.
tie, orilolccndannua, Mr. (Iwllym Danes,
of rerndole.toMfss Mary Ann James, only
elaughter otMr. John James, also of Fern
dale, KAMMERLINC1 BILl'IO. At Weather
ly. tin the 21st ult., by Itev. w. II. Mlshler,
William Kammerllna; and Miss Caroline
DUIlg, bolhof Uunkoke.
M1ISSELMAN BOSENSTOOK On the
21st ult., by Bev. It. O. Colburn. Marlon
Musselinan and JUKI Llszlo Itoscnitooli,
both of Weatherly.
BALLIET EI1ERTS. On the 8thult.br
Iter. A. Bartholomew, Tilxhman S. Ilalllet
and Miss Kato Eberts, both of Now Ma.
Closing prices of Deuavzx 4 Towiesiwrs
Stock, Government and Gold, 40 South
Third Street, Philadelphia, Feb., 20, 1880
U. S. e-olSJi bid 10514 axled
II. a Currency. S'a m BIJ aakel
u. k. f'a. imi, new loaij bid 10314 asked
U. R. 4V, new 1071, bid 107H aarcrt
17. 8. 4 a. new ..its tj bid iw, asked
Pennsylvania It. It old 65 H atxed
l'hlla. .t 'lealine u.li to bid J1J, Mitel
LehluhVaileylt.lt bji, bid -1 aa t
l-chlirliCealANav.Co.,., ssli bid 51 H aasM
United CnmnanleaolN.J.iai aid asked
Northern Central 11. it,... ssw bid tl asx'd
lleatoiivl'le I'aaa.ft.tt. Co Wi bid J4S aed
l'ltl..Tlu it Hon. It It. Ca 20s bid 3, nazed
( entral rransDortatlon Co. 47 bid aakest
Aoriberu faclno Com ESI( bid zai, ailed
" " fref'd. J71e bid fj. akel
Nnnh renmulranla It. IU WH bid 81V atted
Ins.. Coot Norih Aoicvlca. SSH bid xSHaJkei
Silver. (Trades,) blti Djt, aakoa
Flour, ner saelr aim
Horn, ier uuthel tj
(lata, per bushel , 15
Mixed Chop, perewt 140
Middlings, per ent 140
Bran, perewt.. 1 00
Butter, parpound , u
Ham, per ponud
Lard, per pound
Shoulders, per pound 14
Potatoes, per buibol VI
8ul scribe for v . .' " J
r W 'y $1