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Volume XVII-Ne. 04
LANCASTER, PA,, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1SS0
Price Twe Gents.'
THE HOLIDAYS AT
CIIESTxNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MARKET STREETS,
AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA.
. There is nowhere in Philadelphia se varied :i
collection el rich jjoeils as lierc bitch us Iiith
!rs, luetherri, btether-), .sisters. leveiv, leek for
a little later.
Tlicreisun fiideveii of Gills. Oar collccllen
Is large cneiixli unl rlrli enough, one would
Huppe-e. even Icr :i less frugal city than
I'lillailclphla. These poeds nit; are new at the
lieighlei thclrglery. The choicest el tlii:m are
lien:; ethers will come el course ; hut the
rholccet ans going.
What Is equally te the purpose, huycr.s aie
new alieut us many us can be conilertuhly
M'rvi-d, and the throng will he denser every
talr day till Christt.ias.
L Sachets, tiilii-s.lauip-sluKlcs, pin-cushions,
1mxs, In satin and plush, embroidered and
First circle, oeuthwe.st lrein the centre.
J llnelie.sse vest with I'eiul medallions, $.V) ;
I lie Maine may he .seen elsewhere at $70.
XIne counters, southwest from the centre.
j l.Xi te f 15ii (", .ill frii.ir.inteed.
JOIIX W A.N A .MA III. U.
City-hall square eiil i aiix1
L New room, new tn&.
Outer circle, wi-sl of flu; Chestnut Micct en
I A catalogue el hooks may
he had at the
lioek counter. We want every reader te have
it. The list et childieirs holiday hooks is -s-lieclully
f-ecend counter, northeast trem the centie.
There an: two general styles, one closed
at the hack, the ether open; the latter is known
us coachman s style. In detail et trimming there
Js great variety though there is also marked
simplicity, limit variety in cloths tee. $tl.M
Cloaks, feieign and home-made. Ourcollec Ourcellec Ourcollec
tlen is unprecedented, whether you legard va
lietv, quantity or value. A lady who buys a
clenic el any sort in Philadelphia without
looking these ever misses the hestassertment,
perhaps, in the whole country. W.M te $0.
Southeast corner el the huilding.
Misses' coats in lneiv than
shapes and- decoration beyond
rilzejj - te Hi years.
Ulsten'ttes in Ti cloths, ulsters in Si'Ietlwaud
liaveleeks in cloths. Sizes G le Hi.
Southwest corner el the building.
UNDERWEAR AND HOSIER).
We have the best goods the weihl ntlerds,
mill the next best, and the next, and seen.
There is no place anywhere, where 3011 can
see se large a collection el thcdilicn-nt grades
it goods, all passing ler what they are, and
nothing ler what it is net, cotton ter cotton,
uled ler mixed, wool for wool, Mlk ter sit;,-.
jeiix waxaMak 1:1:.
Outer ell cl. Chestnut Mtcct, entrance te
Ci New Kuibreiilei ics are. alrcaily In. Our
stock is new in the condition you expect te
find it in sit New Year's, i, e. the -pi ing novel
ties are here.
Third circle, southwest lrein the ci-ntie.
The choicest I uxtiriens carpets; the most
substantial carpets; the lowest prices; punc
tual service. JOIIX WANAMAKER.
Maiket street lient, upstairs.
Evening silks In the Arcade, east side.
The same and many ether patterns are within.
Next outer circle, Mnitlieast from tin centre
J2J Our next spring's novelties In embroi
deries an' just new received; they usually
come at Xew Year's.
Next outer circle, southwest from the cent e.
j Juices change daily. Our sales are large.
our variety always large, and but little et uny
one soil. "Compare prices. A 11 Hurler below
the market is net uncommon.
Nine counters, southwest from the centre.
Such a stock of foreign cloaks us I'hila
delpliia has net lK-lere seen, $10 te fcEiO; shawls
near by ; lnsses up stall's.
J ' JOIIX WAXAMAKER.
Southeast corner et the building.
lursefnll sorts are going lust. They went
last last year and advanced in price as the sea
son advanced. They are going up again. We
shall net raise prices till we have te buy. hx-
Iiect te lind heie whatever yen want, lrein a
lit et trimming up.
Thirteenth street entrance.
COATS AXD ULSTKIIS FOR CHILDREN.
Net se great variety as for ladles; but
much larger than anywhere else hen-.
Coats. 2 te years: in thirty dittcrciil mate
rials, dnib, blue and brown cords w ith II ccy
black ; cellar and cntfi et plush ; also in ten
camel's haircloth, trimmed with seal-cloth.
Coats, 4 te 10 years: in thirty cloths, trim
med with plain stitching, plush, seal cloth,
chinchilla fur and velvet, " le $l(i.
Ulsten'ttes, te Hi years ; in live clelh, with
seal cloth cellar and culls.
Ulsters, (I te 10 -cars; in eight cloths, trim
med with plush stitching, heed and plush.
liaveleeks. 4 te I years: two styles.
Ourtnideisjustwhatit ought le
the taeiliticsand advantages we enjoy.
Eastel centml aisle, near Market street
IIIVA AND GLASSWARE.
j Tackloengproclaln, platei only, feri
ner or dessert, live patterns, $i" te)
llavilaiul ilinner sels : Ciunille pattern, $110 ;
clscwlicre. $3)0. Tnil,M; elsewhere, Will.
Tressed with Moresque border and decomtlen
el grasses and butterlllcs, i" ; elsewlieiv,
TSS. The latter is in the Arcade, Chestnut
street entrance, te-day.
Table glassware, Kngllsh, Mniwbcrry-dia-mend
cut ; every article required for the table
useful or ornamental.
Northwest corner et the building.
And a great variety of ether Iclnds. ANe
pocket books, embroidered leather can! c.isc,
cigar cases, and everything in leather goods.
Thinl circle northwest from centre.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Maiket streets
and City Hall square.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market Streets,
And City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
wm. p. FBAHjinrs
MONUMENTAL MARBLE WORKS
758 Nerm oeoen Street, Lancaster, l'a.
MONUMENTS, HKAD AND FOOT STONKS,
GAUDKN STATU A UY,
CEMETEUY LOTS ENCLOSKD, Aa
All work guaranteed and s-itisnictlen gi en
In every particular.
N. B. llemeinber, works at the extreme end
pi North Queen struet. n.30
bay Holiday Gilts early is geed ad
vice: The best trade is early; and the Dest
tiade carries e:i the best things.
VLFUKI) WKHiHT'S l'KUFUM KS.
Ills Murv Stuart id orelialilr tin; most
lasting et all the agreeable perfumes; none of
tue reieign ones appreacn 11. 11 is very ricu,
strong ami full of lite; it isagieeable te mere
persons, probably, than any oilier peri lime.
Wild Olive is next in popularity ; this also
is singularly pewerlul and lasting. White
Uo-e is delicate and lasting.
We keep the preferred odors of all the llrst
class perlumers, such as Lubin. llalley, Atkin
son and Coudray ; but of Alkrud Wiuubt's we
Jlring an unrcrfiimcd handkerchief; and
you shall luve a sample et any odor von wish.
' JOIIX WAXAMAKKU.
First circle, northwest tiem the center.
10I.OUKI) DUKSS GOODS.
down in prices : French Camel's hair, 47 inch,
$kt.7!iaud.&'i; Ficnch cheviot suiting, silk and
wool, 4.ri Inch, $0.7"; French feule, all wool, 'H
ISy looking out for such opportunities a lady
may elten save half.
Xinn counters, Thiitecuth street entrance.
A lady wauling any et the following will
be obliged for the. mention el them; Silk ami
wool ..-satin de Lyen, Hi cents; silk laced
veleurs, $1 ; meiiile clot h, 75 cents ; damasse
drap d' etc, $ l..r0 ; damasse ciishinere, $!.-".
All the prices excupt the lirst are probably
below the cost et nianiil'.ieluie, and even the
first may be.
Next outer circle, southwesllreiutheeenter.
J. Our trade
FOU DUKSSKS AXD CLOAKS,
reutiires the largest and lieshest
stock el these goeils, liinges.passemeiiteric or-
lianieius, girdles, lasscls, spikes, lings, halls,
buttons. We have novelties net te be found
anywhere else. .
Xexteutcrcircle, northwest 1 10m the center.
OH AWLS, &c
O A lew shaw Is arc .shown in the Arcade ;
gentlemen's dressing gowns and smoking
jackets in the same case. Mere ure within.
K.tst efthe Chestnut street entrance.
I Our woik-reom Is lull el preparation, se
lull that we cannot crowd it taster. We luve
ready, also, alargc block et liuished garments,
tur ami ter lined.
We have sacques and dolmans In sealskin
dcd in Londen we have none but Loudon Leudon Louden
iljedse.d. We have them in great numbers,
ami, ofceure, in all sizes including extremes.
Prices, from Slil le$i"m.
Louden controls the seal market et the
world There have been two advances in
price since our furs were bought. We shall
net advance till we have te buy again ; we
h:i e net advanced at all, as yet."
We have, at $lii.", seal sacques such as you
will leek in ain ler clscwhcical the price.
hue lined circulars ami dolmans In very
gi cat variety. We use mostly Satin ile Lyen.
gies-graiii,ariniire:iml biecadesiik ami bicil
lenne; ler mourning, Henrietta mid Drap
d'Kle. The latter arc made toerder only.
We have everything weith having in sets
tiiiiimings, robes, gloves, caps and t lie thou-sanil-aud-ene
little tilings that are kept in the
coin plet est lists.
Thirteenth street entrance.
Felt, all colersand variety of styles, ."i'Jc te
$l.'.,." ; Ilanuel, black, blue, gray, blown and
scat let, $i.!ii te $.".7" ; satin, black, 1.7.1 te
$WM ; satin, blue, scarlet, blown ami black,
$12.50 le f-JU : Italian cloth, black, $1.2.1 te $3.
The variety is very great.
Southwest corner efthe building.
I IOVS' OVKUCOATS.
J 9 Xetice these two sau.plc.s:
Itlue chinchilla sack, velvet cellar and de
tachable cape, lined with Farmer's satin, horn
buttons, $ti..re. Is there another such coat fe r
$(i.50V We have sold hundreds of them. '
ISrowii-ii'd-and-eId-gold tliagenal ulsterelte
sett wool lining, sleeves lined with a durable,
silk-st raped labile, horn buttons, $8.5J.
These are but but spcciniwis et many. II
thevxeeni inviting, ethers may be mere se.
See them. JOIIX WA'XAMAKKU.
Central aisle, next te the outer circle, Mar
ket street side.
1ii:i;exs axd millinkuy.
V Uibbens and Millinery, yen knew, we
have much mere of than any ether house.
North el Thirteenth street entrance.
Avery great variety el the linest linens.
a very great variety et staple linens, and the
lowest prices in Philadelphia.
Outer circle. City Hall Square entrance.
Xew goods jiiii received from tibreail. We
have, without doubt, the richest and fullest
stock en this situ el the Atlantic. We buy
I mm makers, direct, knew the quality of our
linen beyond question, am! keep below the
mat ket besides.
"Second circle, southwest lrem the centre.
The very linest Knglisli ami French hand
kerchiefs and Mulllers; handkerchiefs $1.2.1 te
$i.0; mulllers, $l.je te $1.50. ICIsewherc they
art: sold ler a qrnrtcr mere, at least.
JOIIX l ANAMAKKK.
Sccentt circle, southwest from the centre.
Silk Underwear that we buy we examine te
see whether the buttons are sewed en securely
and whether the seims are light ami properly
lastencd. If anything is w reng, back he garment-eoes
te the iraker, or we right it at Ids
Such has been our practice for a j ear anil a
half. Is there another merchant In) Philadel
phia who does the same, or who watches the
interests et his customers in any similar way ?
Delects may escape us, neverthiess. Yeu tle
us'a laver, it you bring back the least imper imper
tcctien te be made geed.
Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance.
Our assortment of all muslin undergar
ments is as lull tis at any time efthe year; anil
when the demand for such is net generally
strong we are elten able te buy at unusual ad
vantage. We have very nearly the .same goods
Hie year 'round : but prices vary mere or less.
New, for example, probably, there is net te be
found in this city or In Xew Yerk muslin un
dergarments etpial te our regular steek except
at higher prices. We knew et no exception
Southwest corner efthe building.
De yen knew, many are net of Uubbcr.at
all, ami are net waterproof? We sell as many
as all Philadelphia besides; real articles only;
and guarantee them.
Centra! aisle, near Marketstreet entrance.
llrlek'.Sct anil FertAbIt
HEATERS and RANGES
Shci'tzer, Hnmplirevilic & KieiFer's
4JKA-T KING STIIEET.
DAY'S MEY MD!
A DISCOYEKI BY ACCIDENT,
which suppiii-a want men of eminent nbtlily
have devoted ycais el study ami experiment
te find a Spccitic for Diseases et the KiJnej s,
liladder, Urinaiy Organs and Nervous System
and from the time of itsiUcevery has rapidly
Increased in laver, gaining the approval and
confidence et medical men and tllee who hae
usetl It; it has become a laverite with all
clauses, anil wheicver iutieducctl has super
seded all ether treatments. In short, such is
Its intrinsic merit and superiority, thai it new
the only recognized reliable lenictly.
Is Strongly Endorsed.
We have the me-jt unequivocal trsllmetiy :
lis curative powers lrem many peisens et
high char.icter.iiitelligenceaml ie-.peusibllily.
Our book "Hew a Life was s.iveil,"' giving t lie
history of this new discevciy, ami u laige
recerf et most icni.'irb.ible ni"'-, sent lice.
Write ter it.
Day Kidney Pad Company,
nATT'PFftN Owing te the many worthier
UitUUim. Kidney l'.elsiiew se.ikiugasaleeu
our reputation, we deem it due the ufllieii il le
warn 1 hem. Ask for lAY'.s KSDNK't !'.I,
and take no ether.
1: A S T K 1: N A 0 1: N t; Y,
CHAULES N. CKiTTENTON,
ll." l'tilfeu St., New V.nli.
VI" MILLION Ol-
Freacli Klflney Pate
Have already been sold in this ceuntiy anil in
Fiance: every one el which hasgixen pet lect
satisfaction, and h is peiiermcil euies cry
time when used according le directions. We
new say le the iitllicte 1 and . 1 1 u 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 ' ones
thai we v.il piy the above ieua;d lern single
Itiatthe Pad tails te cure. This (i cat l'i 'in .!y
Will l'etitivclv and Permanently cttse I.11111 I.11111
bige. Lame hack, M-i.it ic.i. Crave!, Diabett-s,
Dropsy, ISrighl's Di-ease et the Kidue.-, In In
cenliiiencu anil Iteteutien et tlie l' line, In
flammation el the hidiicvs, ('atari-It et the
lllathlcr, High Colored Urine. I'.iiu in tin
Hack, Side or Leins. Ner oils Weakness, ami
in facial disorders el the IliaddCruud I'liinny
Olgtms wnetlier centracls.il by private tli-e:: t:
I.AI)ll, It veu aie sulTeting liein Kei.ia'e
Weakness. Leuceri he-1, or any die.ee el !!
Kidneys, Illadiler, or I'linary Organs,
YOU CAN BE CUKBD !
Without swallowing nuti-i-en uiediiiue., l.y
siiuply we.il ing
FRENCH KIDMEY P.ADr
WHICH CI'KLS i;V Ar.OKI'TION.
KltKNCIl KIDNLY PAD, ami lake no ether.
If lit- I.1IS lltl H'tf il, ts iil ij-J iiim! yHt .-itt tt
cello Hie I "at I by return mail. 1'er sale i
.IAMLS A. Mi:YL!ta,
O1I1I leliecs Hall, Columbia, l'a.
lelil only by lil.O. W. HULL.
Di-aggt-i, I.". W. King St., Lant:ister, 1'...
Prof. Guilmstlc's French Liver Pad.
Will positively cure Fever and Ague, Dumb
Ague, Ague Ca'ke, I'.iilieus Fever, .iautuliee.
Dyspepsia ami ell l incases el the Liver,
Stemaeli and ISI001I. Price fl..Vi bv m:dl. M-nd
ter Pret. Ciuiimetle'.-! T1v.1l It- en ih. Kidneys
ami Liver, tree by ma!!. Addivs-,
FfJENCH PAD COMPANY,
Teh. de, Ohie,
Mrs. Lydia E. "inkliam,
OP I.YNN, lilASd.,
Has ills i Warn !
Her YcgelablcCeini'iOiiiHl I hi Savier
of Her Hex.
Healih, Horje ami H:ipplnt?sp Re
stored by Iho use tf
IiTDIA E. PINKHAiVrS
The Positive Cure Fer
All Female Complaints.
This preparation, set its name ".gnities, eon
sislsel Vegetable I'reperlics that aie haimle-s
te the most delicate Invalid. I'r.en one dial
thenientsef this compound will b--ieceni.eil,
us relict is immeil: i!c;and when its use is con
tinned, In ninety-nine cases in a handled, a
permanent cure is ellected, as thousands w ill
testify, en account of lis pievcii nielli-, it is
te-day rccttmmentleil anil pt escribed by the
best physicians in the country.
It Will cure entirely the vreist tin 1:1 et ialliiig
et the uterus, Leueei 1 he-.i, iriegularand piiiu
f ill Menstruation, all Ovarian Tieublcs, ln ln
llammatieu and Uleeralieu, I- loedings, ail Dis
placements ami t lie constituent spinal weak
ness, ami is especially adapted le the ,'i tne
In lad il has proved te be the greater! and
best remedy that has ever been discevcieil. It
permeates every portion of the system, and
gives new lite and vier. It removes taint cess,
flatulency, destroys all eiaving lerMimuIanls,
and reliev es wenWuess et the .stomach.
It cures llleating. He.ul.tehe., Nervous I'ros I'res I'ros
tnilien, General Debilily. hleeplesncss, De
pression and Indigestion. That leelinget hear
ing devv 11, causing pain, weight ami backache.
Is always peiinnneiitly cured by its use. It
will at all times, and under all circumsJunces,
act in harmony with the law that govern, the
Fer Kidney cemptainls of either sex th's
Compound is iinsurp.tsscd.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
is; prepared at 23.5 ami 'J31 Western Avenue,
Lvnn. Mass. Prlcetl. Six belt It-s ler ". Sent
by mall in the form of pills, al-e in the IV. 1 m el
lozenges, en n-celpt of price, 1 per box. ler
either. Mrs. l'INKIIAM freely answers all let
ters of imruiry. Send ler pamphlet. Addics-i
as above. Mention thii paprr.
Ne family should be without LYDIA 1".
I'lNKIIAM'SLlVKU FILLS. Theveiite Con
stipation, llllieusness and Terpidi'.y el the
Liver. 25 cents per box.
Jolmsten, Holleway & Ce.,
(icnerul Agents, i-jifaileliilii:!.
' Fer sale by C. A. Lecher, 0 Fast King s-t-eet
antl Gee. W. Hull, 15 West King. street.
jtoers axj snei:s.
IHJOTS. SHOKS AND LAST
made en a new principle, insur
liigcoaiteit for the leet.
Lasts i,iad! toerder.
i li Kasl. King stieet
T In large or small amount
write.i.seui.f.4 co., ceniiuissD.ii y,,-i
Chants, ia L-i Salle stict-t, (. hi-,go. III., tu ci:
MONDAY EVENING, DEC. 20, 1880.
PUBLIC SEN OP SCANDALOUS
riiL'KLew wj:ui en aauen huick
rhe Treatment Hurr Accorded te nig Fe
T lie following- is from Tlmrlew Weed's
steiy te ;t Xew Yerk correspondent :
When I knew Burr best be was well ad
vanced in years. He was one of the worst
men that ever lived, lle bad no scruples
whatever about betraying a woman, and
he. chose the loveliest in the land for bis
ietims. About the time of bis duel be
bad disgraceful iutiigues witb a dozen or
twenty ladies at once in New Yerk, Al
bany, Xew Haven, Providence, Bosten,
Bultiiueie, Itichmend and funallcr towns
between. Sonic of these tvere kept up for
yen.", but me&t of the ladies bad speedy
Miecesser.s. I speak of them :ts " ladies "
they weie wives of brilliant lawver or
wealthy merchants, erthc young daughters
of the fashionable old families. There
was au agony of fear among these when
the duel was fought, lest the gtiUtv gallant
should fall and their terrible secret be bc
ti aj cd, and this fear deepened te conster
nation when he died at last. Many of
the eldest families of New Yerk, Pennsyl
vania and New England trembled then.
And well they might. It bad been ra
mmed ateiind that Btur bad never dc
st toyed any letters from ladies. And this
shows, better than anything else, bis lack
of any moral seme whatever, for be re
fused t.) pietcLt these whom be bad gricv-eu.-ily
itemed, when they could have been
pieteeled without a moments thought,
lie used te beast that be bad never de de
stieyed one letter. And with devilish
method he had folded them all carefully,
and liied them regularly in packages
each lady's letteis by themselves. When
Burr died at last, Matthew L. Davis,
about his only fiiend, who became his ad
miiiistratur, sent for me. I went ever.
There was nothing te administer but the
expressions of tenderness which the
scoundrel bad cajoled from respectable
women and bleu away, lucre was the
will which he made the day before his
duel with Hamilton. In that he bad said
te bis daughter, Theodesia, bis own legiti
mate child, then at sea : "In a blue trunk
1:1 the attic you will luui something te
amuse, 11101 e te instruct, and still mere te
legiet." That bine trunk which he thus
coolly bei-ncathcd te his only child, and
that child a lovely daughter, contained the
carefully treasured love letters, from a
dozen women at a lime, proofs of her
father's depravity ! Dees net that show
that Btur was without any moral .seus:
whatever'.' Theodesia was swallowed up
by the waves, and never saw the blue
We opened the blue trunk, which Davis
hud partly examined, and I shall never for
!et my astonishment and tliust at what I
saw. It was nearly full of letters from
women, bled in packages. We looked at
Iho individual letteis. Most of them bad
eiiginally been signed with initials only,
or efiener without any name or with some
pet name ; but I'uw, with a malignity
whose motive I cannot even yet
uiidczstatiil, bad written out eaeb name in
full. He seemed resolved that ethers
i-heuld share his infamy. Seme of the
names belonged te the most honored fam
ilies in the land. Te have revealed them
would have been te cause terrible anguish
and in several eases probably the breaking
up of families. 1 used te go ever an 1
leek at them when I had a spare hour.
Why, Merdccai M. ieah offered Davis
20,000 for that blue trunk and its con
tents, but, of eeuise, the offer was spurn
ed and the insult rccnted. Matthew
Davis, tee, had bis eccentricities, and
one of bis queer notions in regard te
these ctptuicd lore letters was that they
should all be returned te the writers !
That seemed te me tt) inflict needless pain
and I argued with him about it, but be
said the wi iters would be better satisfied
if they had a chance te destroy them
1 heniselves. Seme of them were old la
dies then, metheis and grandmothers, but
Davis undertook the giim task of return
ing all the packages of letters by the bands
of titisly fiicuds. A geed many be gave
back himself. He gave nie 0110 of tbese
delicate packages te deliver when I was
going te Pievideti-jc one day, but I told
him 1 would see him banged llrst. But I
knew that ?eu. Scott did accept one of
these packages ft em Matthew Davis and
returned it with bis own band te a lady
high in society in Kichmend. He told me
fe. I always wondered whether she
thanked him or net, but I forget te ask
him. But think of the moral nature of
a man capable of deliberately leaving all
these letteis te bis own daughter as a leg
Burr was quite a small man. Very
graceful in movement and courteous in de
meanor. A small band and feet. Net
spirited and dashing at all, but bis manner
was full of tcpese, and bis voice was soft
and musical. He would strike one at first
as being slightly effeminate, but be was
net se. be was a bold, stieng, capable
man. In convc-satien, till the last ten
jeaisef his life, be was brilliant.
But te return te the subject of bis wicked
ness toward women. AVbcn be was in
England be was greatly assisted and be
fi tended by a learned professor of Oxford
univeisity, whose name I must net men
tion. In return for his friendship Burr
ruined bis wife. Sis years afterward Burr
obtained a position for this profosser in a
New Yerk college, for obvious reasons,
and when they came ever te this city Burr
also seduced their daughter, a lovely girl
of 17, v.he-e confidence he had wen when
she Mas a little girl during his visit in
England. In due time the professor died,
and Burr became a penniless outcast.
Then this mother and daughter, instead
of bating and spurning him, took him
and supported him during his last years by
keeping a bearding beuse down town.
This was en the well-known Kcesc place,
en Broadway, just below Wall street.
Here his feed and very medicine were paid
for by the two women en whom be had in
dicted mei tal injury liftccn years before,
lie bad no sense of shame or of gratitude.
He was almost universally bated during
his last years, and was really an object of
pity. I remember being en an Albany
steamboat one night, and seeing a crouch
ing form out en deck I went out, aud
there was Burr in the cold. I asked him
why he did net go in. He said be was net
very cold, but we went in together. There
was Governer Lewis Morgan, whom I sa
luted. I noticed that they didn't speak,
se I seated myself between them. Finally
Burr arose and moved oft". ' Don't you
knew Colonel Burr?" I asked Morgan.
"Yes," he said, " I knew the damned rep
A correspondent of the Washington Slur
says the alleged statements of Mr. Thar Thar
Iew Weed in regard te the final disposi
tion of the letters received by Aaren Burr
are erroneous, or, at least, tucy arc at va
riance with the version of the subject
given by Bui r's biographer, Matthew L,
Davis, who, in the prcface te the " Me
moirs of Anion Burr," says with refcrcnef!
te these letters : "As seen as Colonel
Burr's decease was known, witb my own
bands I committed te the lire all such cor
respondence, aud net a vestige of it new
remains. I alone have possessed
the private and imneitant moors of Cel.
Burr, and I pledge my honor that every
one of them, se far as I knew and believe,
that could injure the feelings of a female,
or these of her friends, is destroyed.
It is, of course, within the bounds of
possibility that Mr. Weed may net have
made the statement attributed te him,
uui u ue tuu ue must be m cirer ; ier it is
net easy te discredit the verv emnhatic
testimony of Matthew Davis, which, bad
it been false, would at once have been de
tected by th ladies involved, who, it is
reasonable tb" assume, were among the first
te read the memoirs.
The Spraguc-Ceulcling- Scandal.
A story is ciiculating that dining the
recent political canvass detectives followed
Senater Conkling and ebaincd affidavits
that be was accompanied pa: t of the time
by Mrs. Spraguc ; that these atlidavite
were in the bands of the national Demo
cratic committee : that Mr. Tildcu get
possession of them by s tying it was net
iiyiii, im urag women j:ie a political UgliC ;
that Tilden held the affidavits, and by
means of them, and with the aid of
James Gorden Beunett, forced Conkling
te join in the recent assault upon Jehn
Kelly, by which the latter was ousted
from office. Several members of the nat
ional Dcmeciatic committee have been
..:..i.i. x .t . .... .....
visited, and each or them disclaimed all
knowledge of the affidavits.
Be that as it may, new stories exhibiting
Conkling in the light of a bad man are be
ing set afloat, and hi.; relations with Mi
Spraguc are likely te ba made feed for
public gossip, if net for legal investigation,
since she has sued her husband for divorce.
alleging his adu!tury,and be has empleved
the lively Gen. Butler te defend him. Her
petition alleges that her husband has violat
ed the man iage compact and has had guil
ty relations with divers women, : : with
one Mary Eliza Vial!, alias Mary Eliza
Andersen, in each and every year between
ISClandlsTO, in the city of Providence,
and elsewhere but mete especially at Nan
taskct Beach. Sheave::; that he bat been
similarly guilty with Elizabeth K. MeC'ue,
Harriet Brown, Maggie English., Fanny
Adams, Minnie Wilsen and with divers
ether lewd women whose names are net
known te the petitioner, but who at the
time rcsidcdit Washington, Previdcp.ce,
Alexandria, Va., Philadelphia ami New
Yeik. She also declares that he has been
guilty of extreme cruelty ; that he has
personally assaulted her at Canenehct.
where Senater Cetikling was a victim of
the "shotgun peiiey,'" and that he eitter-
cu ner room at mat place at night in a
state of intoxication and raized and drag
gcd her te the window, which was en au
upper story, and attempted te threw her
out. He forcibly laid bands en her ami
threatened te kill her and he has been
guilty of continued intoxication. Since
the early part of 1S79 be has neglected and
refused, being of efficient ability te de se,
le provide necessaries of life for the sub
sistence of herself and children. .
..,... .t--. ii.nl A!:iuuractiir:iig liwiustitt-i;
The following communication baa been
addressed by the representative el one of
the leading manufacturing industries of
Lancaster county te the commission
created te revise the laws of this state :
CmcKirn l'ie:.- ci'av, CtiifKtr.i. I' v., )
.Mill. I.ssll, $
Tellic Clminuim and Mi'ih rs of the t'ei,iinit
tec te prepare a Krcenuc Hill :
Gentlemen: We beg te call your at
tention te excessive taxation imposed by
the state, especially upon corporations en
gaged in the manufacture of iien, which
wc consider unjust, as well aa unnecc.ss.i:y
and against the best interests of the com
monwealth. It apjieared te be the aim 01' the general
corporation act of 1S71 te fer.ler and in
vite the formation of corporations for
manufacturing purposes, and particularly
of iron and steel companies-, as authorized
under section S el said act, as wc sup
pose the Legislature considered it of
vital importance te a-isist in developing
the great coal and iron use u'soureesef
the state, but we fear that high taxation
basin a great measure :iul!i(!"l tin remits
Wc are feicc-d te pay the same le.:,- and
state taxes imposed en any ether p.epetty
owner, and in addition thereto, a tax te
the state of live par centum 011 all divi
dends, although the wording of the act en
taxation seems te endeavor te conceal this
fact, as if the framcrs were ashamed of it,
the language being as fellows : " The tax
te be at the rate of one-half mill upon the
capital stock for each one per centum of
dividends se made," instead of saying
sqarcly, in plain English, that it is live
per cent, en all dividends. During the
late panic many of the iien companies
kept in operation se that their etuplojes
could earn sullieicnt money te live, but 1 he
companies themselves made nothing.
Instead of the state lending a helping
hand, it forced them te pay a tax equal te
that assessed en a dividend of six per cent,
unless it could be shown that the capital
or such company had been impaired, and
then only a deduction in the rate was
made in proportion te the amount, of capi
tal which bad been sunk.
We also beg te pretest against the taxa
tion en mortgages. It is a well known
fact that the most cntct prising manufactu
rers are net generally the largest capital
ists and that te stai t and carry en large
operations it is frequently necessary te
raise a portion of the required money by
issuing mortgages, which compels corpor
ations se situated te pay in addition te the
taxes already mentioned, a tax also en
such mortgages, as a lean cannot be
floated unless it is free from taxes, thus
really forcing the payment of a tax twice
en the same property. Of eursc if the
manufacturer, or corporation, is a large
capitalist, net forced te borrow money, or
can have bis mortgages taken by citizens
of ether states, he escapes this tax, which
is virtually a discrimination in favor of the
capitalists and these net citir.ens efthe
Wc trust that yeiu committee v. ill give
the above questions the careful considera
tion we think they require, as the indica
tions arc that the high prices for iron of
former years will net rule in the future,
and that this industry of our state can
only be preserved by manufacturing
cheaply. Foreign competition is becoming
greater each year and many of the South
ern states are doing all in their power te
develop their mineral resources by a
Why net exempt from taxation corpora
tions engaged iu manufacturing and mer
cantile pursuitthc same as "limited part
nerships" formed for these purposes, as
the advantages granted the former ever
the latter are execdingly smali if any.
We suppose it is hardly necessary "te call
the attention of your committee to'the fact
that the greater portion of the money ex
pended iu the manufacture of iron is for
labor, commencing vben the mineral is
taken from the ground until the product i
ready for market.
Hoping that your committee will report
te the iron interests,
Herace L. Haldeman,
The Stalwarts' Prayer.
Hew They Thought TUey Had Overdone It.
Apropos te Mr. Hayes's desire that the
" paralyzed '' supreme court justices
should die in time for him te name their
successors, the Washington correspondent
of the Times relates the following touching
our late townsman Thad. Stevens :
This reminds me of a story a true one
once told me by Ben Wade himseif. In
18G0, after the election of Mr. Liuceln.
Chief Justice Taney was very ill se ill, in
deed, that bis life was scarcely hoped for.
There were at that time some noble old
Republicans in Congress Seward. Chase,
Ben Wade. Fcsscuden, Sumuer, Thad Ste
vens and I don't remember bow many
mere. The "Republican administration
would come in in March, 1SC1. If Taney
should have died before that timcBuchanan
would have appointed a young Democrat
who would probably have lasted 40 Years.
If he should net die until after March then
Lincoln should have the appointment,
and he w euld have selected a Republican.
Se these old Republicans, for the lirst
time in their lives, were solicitous about
the health of Mic old chief justice. They
asked daily about him, and bad all the re
ligieus people pray that bis life might be
spared. Even Wade, Zacb Chandler and
Thad. Stevens prayed. Probably they did
it ; at any rate, Taney get well aud was
alive 0:1 the itli of March. He also was
alive en the succeeding tth of March and
.still alive March 1, lSS.'J. Then the old
Stalwarts began te get alarmed lest Taney,
who was within a year or two of ninety
yeais old, would outlive Mr. Lincoln's
tesm. Leu Wade said that a meeting of
some efthe old Republicans named above
late in ISO: the subject in praying for
Taney came up, when Chandler, slapping
Wade's back, said : " Well, boys, I'm
damned if I don't think wc overdid it!"
( hicf Justice Taney lived until October,
IS'JI, and died just in time te enable Mr.
Lincoln te put Judge Chac in his place
and thus get him out of bis way for the
second term of the presidency. Taney
was bein in 1777.
The Winter Solstice.
Te-morrow morning the sun enters Cap
ricorn, and the astronomical winter be
gins. These arc the shortest days of the
ear in u r hemisphere, and at the North
Pele the.'utddle efthe long Arctic night is
reached while it is midday at the Seuth
Pele. The entrance of the snn into the
Sign of tha Geat was the signal for the an
cient Greek aud Phoenician sailors te pre
pare for hurricanes and shipwrecks.
Aratus, iu his famous poem en astronomy,
tint:: expresses the sailors' dread of the
winter solstice :
" l!e it ne'er thy let In that month te he tossed
On the :n id ocean ; neither by the day
i'ar sailt-st thou, ler lew the hours or light,
Nerc.u-ly en thy perils breaks the dawn,
Fer all thy Invocations; pitiless
siroccos lash the main when Capiicern
Ledges the sun."
Having reached its farthest southern
limit, the sun will, after Tuesday, begin
its journey northward. Fer this reason,
Capricorn was anciently called " the goal
that turns the .sun."
Time is tee valuable te be wasted in creilu creilu
ieiisjy experimenting with various remedies
when a !" cent bottle of Dr. Hull's Cough
Syrup will at ence cure your cold.
Try Your Luck.
I'ri.'.es in tiie'27th drawing or tile Common
wealth Distribution Ce.. Louisville, Ky., will
be cashed 0:1 .January 1st this will enable the
lucky ticket holder-, te procure. "Xew Year's
Ce le IL 15. Cochran, druggist, 137 antl V9
North Queen street, for Mrs. Free mini's Ait
.Xaliniuil Dict. Fer brightness-mil durahility
el color .111: uneiittaled. Celer lrem i fe .
pounds, l'rice, l." cents.
l'irc! Fire! tire!
The man v.he tried te build a lire with wet
v.'neil. acts inail-iuip fucl-inl! manner, and is
as had as a man refusing te tike Spring i.los i.les i.los
seti when his luce is covered with pimples and
he's siillefing lrem Indigestion, litlieiisness
Fer sal- by II. II. Cochran, druggist. i:7nud
i;:. North Queen sfteet, Laacuster, l'a.
KADO'-AfCTKI'S FOli I'UICK CONMIC-
'IIO'NS FOU THE HOLIDAYS AT
M AND .".
WEST KIXC ST.
1 i:v.i 'i'vv offer te the trade and public a
I-uge sji.ck et Pure Confections el every
description, at the very lowest market rut en.
I'ltriT-, Nl'TS, . and u LAKCE STOCK
OF TOTt sei the NEWEST IM'.SHJNS. L-irge
U'ld small Cakes b ik"d il illy. Its; Cream lit
Vi:iH)lNi:s AND PARTIES SERVED AT
M.MLOUPEItS promptly attended tout the
same rate as It ihu person eidcring were
presi'iit in person. Call and set: my stock.
ffV-IJcuiciubcr the place
M AND .-) WEST KINO STREET.
::l r-:;md JOS. R. ROVER.
The cheapest, ami best place
Het' Ull ION S in eurcitv tebtiy
IIOI-CHTON-S MILLINERY HOODS,
Hel'liliTON'S MILLINERY (iOODS,
HOI'CHTO.y'S MILLINERY (iOODs,
M. A. HOUGHTON'S,
T. NORTH QUEEN STREET.
la r( . e ostrich fl-.ath ers
flush all shades,
silk velvets, silks,
satins, frinces, lacks
1 IU' 1II I, ..IH-.lM"l illlU
(itxilp-a Variety of
IN THE CITY.
1 1 HOUGHTON,
25 North Queen St.
a bill favorable
ILOIN WATCHES. AU STXLRs.COM,
. "yerand Xickel. te $150. Chains etc.,
sentC. O. D. te 1k examined. Write ter Cata
logue te Standard American Watch Company,
e.l59$XOIiTH C-UKKN STKKKT.ncarlM:.
Jj. Icpet, Lancaster, l'a. tjeltl, Silver ami
.nicKei-cascu naiciic, chains, ClecSs, Ac.
Agent ler the celebrated 1'iint-tscepic Specta
cles and Kyc-tilussc. Kcpuiring :i .specialty.
A Full Line or
A Full Line et
A Full Line et
All Crudes- of
All tirades of
All t.rade-i et
CHAIN S, LOC K ETS.
at Lew Prices. Wholesale and Ueluil. J23-Fiic
H. F. ISOW MAX,
E. F. KOWMAX.
I'll! East King St.
lu: East King St.
J. E. CALDWELL & CO.
902 Chestnut Street,
.1 EWKM4KS, SIFiVKKKMITHS,
AND IMPORTERS QF
CLOCKS AND PORCELAINS,
ask particular attention te their su
perb stock of goods, especially
The assortment in overy Depart
ment is unequaled, and the price3
(always the lowest) will be found
iLSTOrdera and inquiries by mail
will receive prompt attention.
HOOKS AN1 XTATiUXMt
"tllKlSTMAS ('It'fS! ! !
IX GREAT VARIETY AT
L. M. PLYNN'S,
Ne. 4- WJTST KING SlICICKT.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
NOVELTIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
III Xevi-I itntl Oiiiiml li"-i;;us,
in Great V-irli-ly.
Elu.uit. CARINET I'lC'lFRE FRAME.
In Celli, I'hk-.uIi-, Vt Iti-I, Lbeny
CELLULOID TOILET SETS,
Gi:tml Cut GI'MS Nevi'ltii-J, .L-ai-I ( -isi.itH.
LI II K A It Y INKbTA N I .-J,
DICES:)!. VG CASES,
Geld Pens & Pencil Cases,
photograph a lru. ms,
stereoscopes and views,
fine pocket reek, cigar c.u.eb,
carinet and panel pictures,
New lloeks in Holiday Dress.
Au imtiifiisi ii'inrftni'iit of
PRAYER AND HYMNAL-,
ILLUSTRATED HOOKS, PICTURE ROOKS,
GAMES, ALPIIARET RLOCK'S,
WATER COLORS, Ac.,
At tin: Reek Stouser
JOM BAER'S SOIS,
IS and 17 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
UIGilKST CASK PRICE WILL I'll
PAID FOR EXTRA NICE
Carpet) nuiile te enler tit short netici
Rare cluinctu In Carpet-- te raluca stck el
6,000 Yards Brussels Camels,
AT AXD IJELOW COST.
Cr.ll ami satisfy yourself. Alse, Ingrain, Uajt
anil CliainCorpetiiinalmestcnilles!-variety .at
H. S. SHIRK'S
203 WEST KDTO STREET,
iki:at wkstkiin gfn ivs:m-, t'itt-
I i.iir-'li. Pa. .!! i ! t.ii!ijt ii- - .itixn-lill'-s.
sbel -411ns i, elVer,, "t-iit, C. '.. D. !.