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IFFUNTOWN. PA. -
Jm Jiiiata Sibtibbl 1 published every
Wadaetdey aeoraing at $1,60 a year, la ad
vaaew 5 r $2,00 ia all eases if aot paid
prompt) ia advaaee. . No aabacriptioai di-
aeaUaftod antil all arrearage arc paid, nalctt
at the efjoa-oth pablisher.
JJVIS K. ATKINSON,
Attorney at law.
BjaCelleetiag aad Conveyancing promptly
- OKee ob Bridfa (tract, apeit the Court
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OSee oa Bridge street, la tha room formerly
eecapied by Eira D. Parker. Eiq.
T F. 0. LOSQ, residing in Spruce Hill
. a towaskip, offer hi services tu Ike cm
tea of Juniata county at Aaeiiooeer and
Vendue Crier. Charge mederste. Satis
faction warranted. ju2W-3m
g B. L0CDE3,
Offer hi aereiee to the cititebs of Junl
ia county aa Auetioaeer aad Vendue Crier.
Char gee, from two ta tea dollars. Satisfac
tiaa warranted. bot3, t
Q YES ! O TES !
H. H. SNYDER, Perxysville, Pa-,
Tenderi hi services to ilia eitiien of Juoi
a la aad adjoining counties, a Auctioneer.
Charge moderate. For satisfaction give the
JhUcAmmn a ebaaee. P. O. addree, Port
Royal, Joaiata Co., Fa.
Feb 7, '72-ly
DR. P. C. RUXD10,
Aagat 18, 1869-if.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. 1).,
Physician and Surgeon,
Balfard'a baildiag, two door above theSra-
rra amoe, linage itreet. Laug la-ii
jyj B. GARVER,
EoieopatMc Physician and Snrgccn,
Haviag loeated ia the borough of Thompson-
tawa, offera hi professional aemcea to the
cititea af that place aad vicinity.
Orric Ia tha room recently occupied by
Br. Berg. JJnne 12, '72-tf
Da Ca GO ITU, m. Da,
HOMjEOPATIHC PHYSICIAxN ft SURGEON
Itaeiag permanently located in the borough
af MiSintewa, offera hi professional services
(a tha eitiieaa af tbi plaoa and eurrouading
Ofioa ob Main atreet, over Beidler' Drag
8Ur. aug 18 lEB9-tf
Dr. B. A. Simpson
Trmmim &11 farms af disease, and mar be can
anltad a follows: At his office in Liverpool
Pa., every 8ATURDA1 aad ukii-ap
aiatment can be made for other day.
BM4r-Call aa or address
DR. R. A. BIMrSON.
daa7 Liverpool. Perry Co.. Pa.
win w itts mmi resDoctfullv annoan
aea te tha public that no ia prepared u
SCHOOL BOOKS AID STATIONERY
at reduced price, nereaftar give him a call
tbi OLD 8TAND. MAIN St.. MIFFLIN.
Ugu Drag Stoif e
DR. J. J. APPLEBAUOn ha established
a Drag aad Prescription Store in the
aVave-aamed plaoa, aad keep a general ee
ox uos aad mbdicises.
Alee all ether article uaually kept in estab
lUhaseat af this kind.
Para Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
pea, Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confoc
tia (trt-elau). Notions, etc., ate.
aaBrTha Daetor give advice free
JJEST CIGARS IN TOWN
Tare for 6 eaata. . Alaa, tha Freehcet Lager,
tha Largaat Oyster, the Sweetest Cider, the
Fiaaat Domestic Wine, aad, ia short, any
thing yoa may wih ia tha
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
t tha meat reaaoaable price. Ha ha alto
ref Ued hia
BILLIARD HALL, .
a that it will bow compare favorably with
aay Ball ia the interior of the State.
Jane 1, 1870-ly
lallj to the Place where tou can buy
-year Wall Paper Cheap.
THE eedereigned take this method of in
forming tha public that he ha just re
eaived at hia residence oa Third Street, Mif
liatowa, a large assortment of
f various style, whioh ha offer for sale
CHEAPER thaa eaa t purohased elsewhere
la tha eoaaty. All persons ia need of the
above article, and wishing to save money, are
iavitad to call aad examine hi stock aad
hear hi price before going elsewhere.
BaaLarjre aupply constantly on hand.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oak
Bark, Railroad Tie, all kind of Grain and
Seed bought at the highest market price ia
aaah or exchanged for merchandise, coal,
lamber, Ac, to auit aastomer. I am pre
pared to furnish to builder bill of lumber
jual ai wanted and oa short notice, of either
aak or yallow pin lumber.
Jant Port Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.
A Large assortment of Queenware, China
ware, Glasiware, Crockeryware, Cedar
ware, Ac, for sale cheap by
xtijiGrn at i,3i-iMaw"w w.
LAIN aad Fancy Job Printing ueatly axa-
B. F. SCHWEIER,
VOLUME XIVII, NO. 13
Crystal Palace. , - Crystal Palace
Stock of Goods
IN THE COUNTY,
To Offer to the Public
VERY LOWEST PIKICES.
Just Received from Eastern
Seeing Tbcm will Guarantee You
SHELLEY & STAMBAUGfl.
NEW CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING,
Oci. 8. 1872.
The Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
Jjiintata Win? Uintprbs,
AND GRAPE-VLE JiURSERT.
THE undersigned would respectfully in
form the public that be has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of Hifflintown, where be has been testing a
large number of the different varietiee of
Grapes; and having been in the business for
seven year, be is uow prepared to luiniah
VINES OF ALL THE LEADING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
by tha single vine, dozen, bundrei or thou
sand. All persons wishing good and thrifty
vine will do well to oall and ee for them-
taT- Good and responsible Agent wanted
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
goots aad uof.
Boot and Shoe Shop.
TnE undersigned, fashionable Boot n
and Shoemaker, hereby respectful- If
ly informs the public that he ha located
in the borough of Patterson, where be is pre
pared te accommodate the most fastidious in
Gents1 Fine and Coarse Boots,
CHILDREN'S WEAR, &CAC.
Also, mending done in the neatest manner
and upon the ehortest notice. A liberal
share of public patronage is respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
fF Shop located on the east side of Tue
carora street, one door south of Main street,
nearly opposite Laird t Bell' store.
j. w. VCAX.
March 8, 1872
NEW BOOT & SHOE SHOP
In Nerin's New Building on
BRIDGE STREET, MIFFLINTOWN.
THE undersigned, late of the firm of Fa
ick & North, would respectfully an
nounce to the public that he ha opened a
Boat and Shoe Shop in Major Nevin's New
Building, oa Bridge street, Miffliulown, and
is prepared to manufacture, of the beat ma
terial, all kinds of
BOOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS,
GENTS', LADIES AND CHILDREN.
He alio keeps on hand a large and well-
selected stock of
of all kinds, for men, women and children.
ALL WOII WAXBAHTtD.
Give me a call, for I feel confident that I
eaa furnish you with any kind of work you
a Repairing done neatly and at reason
able rates. J. L. NORTH.
May 31, 1872.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
- XTsw Shop in Mifflintown.
THE subscriber bogs leave to inform the
citizens of Mifflintown, Patterson and
vicinity that he ha opened a Boot and Shoe
Shop, for the present, in the room occupied
by N. E. Littlefield's Tin Shop, on Bridge
street, Mifflintown, where he is prepared to
manufacture all kinds of
in the most substantial manner, and at the
lowest prices. B9 Repairing promptly at
A liberal share of public patronage is soli
cited, ani satisfaction guaranteed.
A. B. t ASlLk.
May 29. 1872-tf
-Jbhiata Sextixil $1,60 oar year.
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Governor Hartranft'saObjections to the
Somerset Belief Bill, Etc.
IIarrisbubo, March 19. The follow
ing is a veto message Bent to the Senate
Kxecutive Chamber, Harrtsburu,
March 12. 1S73 To the Senate and
IIou?e of Representatives Gentlemen :
I Lercby return, without my approval,
Senate bill. No. 312, eutitled, "An act
for the relief af certain citizens of Som
erset, Somerset county," and which act
is as follows :
" JJAcrfas, By a conflagration of un
equaled magnitude the town of Somerset,
Somerset county, has been almost entire
ly destroyed, and hundreds of her citi
zens made bomelee and left in a desti
tute condition ; and
" IPj&Tfo, Charity and benevolence
are as much the duties of States as of
individuals ; therefore,
"Section 1. Be it cnac'-al
That the sum of $75,000 is hereby ap
propriated for the benefit of the suffer
ers from the destructive fire of the 9th
of May, 1872, in Somerset, Somerset
county, the said sum to bs received and
distributed among the said sufferers by
the authority and under the direction of
the following named individuals as a
committee hereby appointed for that pur
pose: Win. II. Sanner, A. N. Coffioth,
Wm. II. Ticking, Wm II. Koonta and
VV. J. Baer.
Section 2. That the Stato Treasurer
is hereby directed to pay the aforemen
tioned committee, or 'to one of its num
ber designated by the same for the pur
pose aforesaid, the sum of $75,000 out
of any money in the Treasury ; provid
ed, that the commissioners named in this
act shall file in the office of the Auditor-
General, and in the office of the Regis
ter and Recorder of Somerset county, an
itemized statement containing the names
and the amount paid to each person
within thirty days after such payment."
A s the precedent established by this
bill is of the highest importance to the
people of this Commonwealth, and one,
if it becomes a law, that might thereby
affect the public Treasury to an extent
that would soon, if followed, deplete the
same, X nave tnougnt it proper to set
forth the bill in connection with my rea
sons for not approving the same :
The borough of Somerset, contaiuing
a population of about three thousand in
habitants, suffered from a very disastrous
fire in the month of May last, and many
of its citizens "were made homeless and
left in a destitute condition."
The amount of their insurance or the
extent of their loss I have no personal
knowledge of. Doubtless the loss was
very great, and has commended them to
the sympathy, and justly so, of the citi
zens of this Commonwealth, and, I need
hardly add, I participate in that sympa
thy, and would rejoice to exercise, so far
aa 1 properly eaa, any power committed
to my keeping for their relief.
The power invoked in behalf of this
bill it is my duty to exercise, not in ac
cordance with my personal feelings or
sympathy, but in subordination to the
rights of the people, whose property it
is, and fur whose common welfare alone
it shoold be exercised.
This bill appropriates the sum of 875-
000 from the Treasury of the Common
wealth to the "sufferers" from the fire
referred to. The distribution is not con
fined to the destitute and needy, but it
is authorised to be paid to any who have
suffered the rich as well as the poor.
There are to be found upon the statute
books, so far as I am able to discover,
bnt two precedents, and to which I am
referred in support and justification of
i hia bill, one approved April 14, 1845,
"for the relief of the citizen of Pitts
TBI OOB0TITOTIOB TBB CHOI AID TBB aroBOBBBBT OF
JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN'A.,
burgh," and the other! approved Febru
ary 8, 1871, appropriating $20,000 to
the "destitute and needy" sufferers by
the fire in Mifflin town, Juniata county.
For the relief of l'i.tsburg the sum of
$50,000 was appropfc... "bo be distrib
uted among the destitute by the authori
ty and under the direction of the mayor
and the Select and Common Councils of
the said city." It was the most exten
sive conflagration that ever occurred
within this Commonwealth.- It brought
thousands of men', women and children
to absolute want ; they bad neither
bread, raiment nor shelter ; their neces
sities required immediate relief I might
truly say, in the case of the sufferers of
Pittsburg, the appeal came from starving
shivering mcu, women and children.
Active as is human sympathy, it was
felt it might fail to respond as promptly
and fully as the immediate necessities of
this people required, and the Common
wealth, mindful of their suffering, recng-
mzea tne uivme
commendation : '
was hungered and
ye gave me meat
baked, and ye clothed me." To have
done less would, perhaps, have been to
permit her own children iO perish. The
relief to Pittsburg was not compensation
for loss, it was relief immediate relief
from actual want to thousands of home
less, starving men, women and children.
and when the immediate necessity ceased
the relief ceased. By an act approved
April 22, 1S46, tue onerinal act was re
pealed, and but $30,000 of the $50,000
was paid to the "destitute ot rittsburg
I do-not recognize--JJie appropriation
to the "needy of 'l ilt burgh and the
subsequent action cf the Legislature, in
repealing the same and witbholding the
moneys not drawn lof their immediate
relief, as any precedent for the power
attempted to be exercised in the bill
herewith returned, ten months after a
fire, to douate a people $75,000, and
shall dismiss it as such in the further
consideration of this bill.
The danger of precedents, and the care
that should be observed to avoid estab
lishing bad ones, is illustrated by the one
cited of Miflliutown: A like number of
citizens are described in each act as hav
ing been made homeless and destitute.
Two years ago $20,000 was taken from
the Treasury of the Commonwealth and
given to the "desti'-te and needy" of
Miflliutown, and now $75,000 is proposed
to be taken and given not to tue "poor
and needy, but to the "Bufferers gen
1 have had occasion before to observe
it is a maxim that bad precedents make
bad laws, and that, when good, they are
only to be considered in construing, not
in the enactment of laws. - 1 hat no other
appropriation, except tbe one cited, is to
be round upon the Statute books ot this
. .. ... . .
Commnnweaun antrTne one to ritts
burg not recognized, tor tue reasons
given, as a precedent for this bill), is
very conclusive evidence of the will of
her people in relation thereto, and that
the one cited is not in accordance with
There is. thongb, a higher test to wliieh
this bill must be submitted, and by which
my action is determined. Can this bill
be supported upon principles, and is it in
conformity with public policy 1 If so,
it should receive my approval ; if not,
my duty is clear, however much its per
formance may conflict with my personal
feelings or desires. x
The money in the Treasury of this
Commonwealth belongs to its whole peo
ple, and for their common benefit only is
there authority to nse it.
If the appropriation provided for by
this bill is a proper exercise of that au
thority what rule or limitation is left for
the protection of the public lrcasury in
the fuluro I I submit there would be
none, and if the rule established by this
bill is impartially administered, as it
should be, if a proper one, there soon
would be no Treasury requiring protec
tion. Upon what principle can the Com
monwealth pay olrt of its Treasury
moneys to one portion of her citizens for
losses they may have suffered by fire
and refuse it to others who have suffered
from like cause ?
If the principle of the bill is sound its
operation should not be confined to any
one locality or people, but be extended,
by a general law, to embrace the citizens
of the entire Commonwealth : those who
live out of cities or boroughs, as well as
those who reside within them ; to small
fires, as well as large ones ; to the house
or barn of the farmer or laborer, as well
as to the property of those who re.-";le in
incorporated boroughs or paved cities.
In each the owner may have lost nis ail
Why not receive like compensation there
for I '
Again, if the principle is correct, should
it be restricted to loss by fire 1 Should
it not embrace, equally, loss by floods,
tornadoes, etc. Indeed, if the principle is
sound, it is difficulty to fix its limitation.
Losses bv fire can often be guarded
agaiust by proper insurance ; losses from
other causes often cannot. There is no
year but what the high waters or floods
in some of our rivera canse great and un
avoidable destruction of property. Why
should not the Commonwealth compen
sate the losers thereby equally with those
from fire ? And they have never
applied therefor. On the 6th of Sep
tember, 1869, one hundred and eight
men were suffocated and destroyed by
fire at the Avondale mine, in this Com
monwealth poor laboring men, upon
whose daily toil hundreds ot women and
children were depending for their daily
In the language of my lamented pre
decessor, "never before was a scene more
heart-rending witnessed within the limits
of this Commonwealth." If occasion
was ever presented in which it would
have been proper to appropriate pnblic
moneys to relieve private individual loss
or snfferiug, the widows and orphans of
Avondale presented it, and yet no ap
propriation was made to them, only tne
enactment of a law " To incorporate the
Avondale Relief Association." We are
not the custodians of the sympathies of
the people, only of their political power.
It is for them, not us, to exercise the
TBB LAWS. J
MARCH 26, IS73.
former, and they have ever proved them
selves prompt therein on every proper
It is rrihch safer in tie heart of the
people than in the halLof legislation.
4 will npw brtt-Hy consider the propo
sition. Is this bill in conformity with
dqdiic policy i 1 might dismisa mis
question with the answer, If it is unsup
ported by principle it must be unsound
in policy, for no policy is sound not based
upon principle. But I will now briefly
consider the question of policy, of the
probable or even possible effect of this
bill if permitted to become a precedent
ppon the statute book.
First. That if the Commonwealth pays
from her Treasury to the losers by oue
fire, she is bound so to do the losers by
Second It is not the magnitude of the
fire, but the individual loss and suffering
that is proper to consider ; that may be
as great from a small fire as a large fire ,;
shall the moneys belonging in common to
those who live in rural sections be appro
priated to the denizens of towns and
cities without a corresponding right in
the former to like appropriation for sim
ilar cause ? Tbe charity of the Com
monwealth, to be just, should be as
broad as her borders, embracing alike all
her people. If policy forbids its exten
sion to all, it should be withheld from all.
Just laws are impartial equality is
Third. It would iudirectly make the
Commonwealth an insurance company,
with this disadvantage, that while pay
ing from her treasnry losses, she would
be receiving no corresponding premiums
Fourth. It would invite and justify
similar applications ; and I am told there
are some now awaiting final action on this
bill. Every additional precedent in their
favor would multiply these applications,
and perhaps only end with the last dol
lar in the State Treasury.
Fifth. The Commonwealth, by "law,
has proveded for the organization of in
surance companies to protect her citizens
from losses by fire ; for a small premium
they .can secure themselves agaiust such
losses. Would it not he better they
should do so than that the Common
wealth from the Treasury should do it ?
Sixth. It never has been tho policy
of the Commonwealth to compensate her
citiqens for their individual losses or mis
fortunes from her trreaeury. A fiiui ad
hesion to this rule is indispensable ? any
department therefrom would soon result
in its destructon, and leave the Treasury
of the Commonwealth open to every in
cursion and unprotected from any.
I have given this bill most careful con
sideration commensurate with its impor
tance, for it involves a principle and pre
cedent of incalculable importance to the
people of this Commonwealth, and while
as before remarked, t e sufferers of Som
erset command my deepest sympathy,
and any proper legislation for their ben
efit I would gladly approve, my .duty to
tbe people of this Commonwealth, whose
rights in part I respect, and whose inter
est it is my duty to protect, demand tbe
withholding of my approval of tbe bill
Joh.v F. Hartranft, Governor.
A Melancholy Trag-sdy.
SUICIDE OF THOMAS F. ANDERSON, OF
Our community was thrown into a
state of feverish excitement yesterday
by telegraphic intelligence that Thomas
F. Anderson, cashier of Lamberton'B
Bank of Franklin, had committed suicide
at his house in that city, after committing
to the flames moneys, special deposits,
books and papers of the bank. The in
telligence Fpread like wildfire through
the city, and was tho theme of excited
discussiou in all business and ccsial cir
cles. Mr. George K Anderson, of this
city, oldest brother of the deceased was
in Philadelphia, and he was immediately
iuformed of this shocking event by tele
graph, which was also communicated to
his family, who reside in this city. The
noon train conveyed a number of our cit
izens to Franklin, including representa
tives of the press, who never had a more
painful experience in the discharge of
their duty to the public.
On arriving at Franklin we found that
usually quiet town excited in the highest
degree by the startling tragedy. The
whole city seemed to be overspread with
loom. The two chief points connected
with this mysterious affair were Lamber
ton's Bank and the residence of deceas
ed. The Bank is attached to and forms
a part of the residence of Mr. Lamber-
ton. It was closed, and few were privi
leged to visit the interiotv. The scene
within was one of great disorder and
confusion. On the floor and in the grate
were the ashes and remnants of half con
sumed bank notes and papers, and the
bank counter was covered with partially
consumed packages of currency, United
States bonds and commercial paper.
These had been saved on the extinction
of the flames and carefully preserved and
guarded for legal and official inspection.
The residence of the deceased is on
Buffalo street, in a handsome, well furn
ished house. The crape upon the door
bell and the closed blinds bespoke the
solemnity of death within. The mourn
ing family receiving tbe offices of consol
ation in their private apartments, while
the subdued moan and muffled cry of
anguish alone disturbed the stillness of
the house cf death. In the parlor, upon
lounge, lay the lifeless form of Thomas
Anderson, covered with a sheet. His
face was pale as marble, and his right
temple perforated with the fatal bullet,
which bad penetrated his brain and pro
EDITOR AXD FKOPRIETOK.
duced his death. Ilia little daughter
Maggie, and bin son, Georgie, wjere in
the room, happily too young to realize
the awful sorrow and affliction. Friends
were moving aroasd, the minister, pkyei
cian, the servants, full af sympathy and
anxious to alleviate, bnt nnable to save.
The facts connected with this most
distressing calamity, as we gleaned them
from credible sources, may be briefly
stated. Yesterday morning Mr. Thomas
Anderson had visited the bank, as had
been his wont of late, spending an hour
or two in the bank and then going home
to his breakfast. Mr. Robert G. Lam
berton, who sleeps in the apartment over
the bank had heard him below at nine
o'clock in the morning. J ad go Lamber
ton the proprietor, was in the bank at 9
o'clock in the morning, and Mr. Thomas
Anderson, his cashier, appeared in his
usual spirits, and busied as usual with
his duties. Mr. Thomas Anderson sug
gested to Mr. Lamberton that he shoulJ
go to the postoffice and get the mail
Mr. Lamberton left the office for that
purpose. Mr. Anderson followed him
out and hailed htm, and gave him a piece
of commercial paper, asking him to call
on Mr. Miller and make a collection. Mr.
Lanibefton thought the request a singular
one, and It first -hesitated to do it, but
finally assented. and .proceeded on his
way. The next fact in connection with
A.'s conduct is the statement of Miss
Maggie Lamberton, who was up stairs
over the bafjk, whose attention was at
tracted to the roaring of flames up the
chimney. The noise was so nnnsual
that she surmised the bank was on fire,
and she hasteued below. On entering
the banking office Mr. Thomas Anderson
hastily emerged from the front door, and
the young lady perceived a conflagration
of papers in the grate and on the floor
The danger of fire was imminent, but
the efforts of the family and friends suc
ceeded in extinguishing the flames, and
the arrival of Mr. Bobert Lamberton at
the bank, with the intelligence of a still
more startling occurrence, induced pre
cautionary measures to preserve what
the flames had spared, and to closo and
guard the room from all intrusion. Mr.
Thomas Anderson, after leaving the hank
was observed by outsiders to pass hurriu
ly up in the street in the direction of his
residence. His manner was excited, his
step rapid, running or walking Very fast.
His unusual behavior attracted general
attention, and many people followed him.
On reaching the house it is said that Mr
Anderson exclaiming to his wife that he
was about to do an awful deed, produced
a pistol and started for his back yard
His wife pleadiug with him and scream
ing with fright attempted to wrest the
weapon from his hand, bnt she was nn
able to arrest hi purpose. He applied
the pistol to him temple, discharged it
and fell weltering in his gore. The pis
tol was scarcely discharged before the
family and neighbors were on the spot,
conveying the frantic wife and the bleed
ing form of the husband withiu the
house. Medical aid was summoned, but
it was of no avail. Mr. Anderson recov
ered consciousness and spoke to his child
physician and others, and is reported to
have uttered the word "premeditated."
He lived several hours, but died pievi
ous to the arrival of the noon train,
bearing other members of his family to
his side. -r
The amount and value of moneys and '
securities destroyed cannot at present be
determined. Probably the loss of enr
rency is only a few thousand dollars.
The loss of bonds proven can be made
good by tho Government. No depositor
will suffer. Mr. Lamberton is a man of
very large wealth, independent of any
possible liability from Buch a sacrifice
He has a large amouut of funds on de
posit with correspondents in Philadelphia
and New York, and was supplied with a
large amount of currency yesterday from
other resources. Yesterday checks on
his bank were being paid at other banks
in Franklin. There is as yet no tangi
ble clue to this mystery. A letter was
left for his wife, and also one for Judge
Lamberton, whose contents are not di
vulged, which my give a solution of the
mysterious affair. A change was con:
templated in tbe bank within a very few
days. Judge Lamberton's business af
fairs were to be wound up and he was to
retire from the banking business. Mr.
Gilfillan, his son-in-law, and Mr. Coch
rane, late cashier of the First National
Bank of Franklin, had made arrange
ments to take the business and carry it
on for themselves. It was undecided
whether Mr. Anderson was, to remain,
but Judge Lamberton had expressed his
willingness to aid him with any pecunia-
ary assistance to engage in any business
he might adopt.
Mr. Anderson enjoyed the unbounded
confidence of hia em ployer, he had been
cashier of the institution for eleven ytars
exercising the sole management and cus
tody of affairs. II is habits were irre
proachable ; he was in easy circumstan
ces, and had his wife's and mother-in-law
'a money in the bank to invest for
their advantage. His wife was a sister
of Judge Conolley ; they had two very
interesting children, and no family stood
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higher in social circles. Mr. Anderson
was a member of tbe Presbyterian
Church, and was esteemed m devout
Christian, without a single personal licb'
or extravagant habit er expensive l.istn.
A coroner's tnqneet was held, ' Mr. J.
II. Osbgrne, foreman. The facta may
jet be divulged in this inqniertton whfeli.
will bring to light some reasjnab'e ex
planation of this awful tragedy ; and
the official examination at the bank will
very likely expose to view any improper
transactions which may have occurred.
No evidence that we can learn, has yet
involved any third parties. -The 'tom
tnuity will anxiously await the result cf
investigation. We cannot close without
expressing the heartfelt sympathy and
pity which wi'l be evoked in tbo entire
community in behalf of this stricken,
afflicted and dcsclatc family, both in
Franklin and this city. Titnti iile Jl-r-ald,
Tobacco Its Effects on the Ennian
Constitution, Physical, Intellectual
BY J-tMES COULTER LATJ.RO, M. .
its Errccrs on the moral Sense'..
The legitimate effect of every kind 3f
sensual indulgence is to stimulate the
passions and to blunt the moral sense. ;
The nse of tobacco being a mere sensual
gratification, has, then, this effect, as a
matter of course, in coinmm with every'
other method of sensual indulgence. We
can treat this branch of the subject only
thus generally, having no statistics to of
fer other than to point to our prisons and
penitentiaries, the inmates of which will
be found, in nine cases out of tcu, to
have been habitual users of tobacco pre
vious to their incarceration. The same
is the fact, too, with regard to swindlers",
thieves and reprobates of every kind,
whether in or out of jail.
Tho habit of using tobacco is likely
to lead to other habits of dissipation. It
is very likely to lead to the driuking of
alcoholic liquors. We know there are
many temperance men among tbe vota
ries of tbe weed, but such is cot the fact
with regard to the majority. Althoagh
it is not true that every man who chews
tobacco or smokes cigars also drinks li
quor, it is true that nearly every habitual
drunkard uses the weed in some form
The chewing of tobacco, and especially
of smoking, awakens a thirst which plniu
cold water will not always allay ; and
this because it is not thirst simply which
is thus aroused', a normal demand of the
economy for fluids, but it is an abnormal
condition of the nervous system, which
demands something of stimulating na
ture fur its relief. Ilance resort is had
to spirituous liquors.
The chaplain of the New York State'
Prison at Auburn reports that out of
700 male prisoners at one time confined
there, 600 were convicted of crimes com
mitted while under the influence of in
toxicating drink ; and that of thee f&O
as many aa 500, or five out of six, bad.
by their own confession, the desire for
strong drink awakened in them by the
depressing effects upon their nervous
systems of tobacco.
In places where epiritous liquors are
sold, we almost invariably find tobacco
and cigars on sale, too, and receptacles
for the (iltLy juices expectorated iu every
corner.. Rum and tobacco are congeners ;
they go together as natural as roast bet f
and plum pnduing.
EFFKCTS OF TOBACCO uX POSTER IT V.
We have seen the general effects of
tobacco on the human constitution are to
depress the vital energies, and thus ren
der its votaries subject to various diseas
es. We. have seen that it begets con
sumption, dyppepia, neuralgia, and oth
er maladies ; that it injures the sight,
smell, and hearing ; that it erf.-clls tie
intellect, causing loss of memory, etc. ;
that it produces irritability of temper,
melancholy, and even madness ; and that
it blunts the moral sense. What then
must be its effects on tho offspring uf
those largely addicted to its use ?
.No physiological law is now more
generally recognized by men of science
than that of the hereditary transmission
of constitutional peculiarities and infirmi
ties, physical, intellectual and moral, by
parents to their children, '-visiting tho
iniquities of tbe fathers upon tbe chil
dren unto tbe third and fourth genera
tion." Holy Writ affirms it, all intelli
gent men assent to it, and all experience
proves it, The man whose constitution
al energies are in a depressed condition,
who is suffering from any disease who is
short of inemery, irritable in temper,
hypochondriacal, or with a blunted mor
al sense, will inevitably transmit to his
posterity the same constitutional defects
possessed by himself. What a fearful
responsibility thus rests upon parents t
If yon will not for your own sake desist
from a practice whieh is liable to leave
all these evils in its train, for tbe sake uf
your children and your children's chil
dren, be persuaded to reform your habit
and thns refuse to entail upon your pos
terity your own infirmities, whether of
mind, body or soul.
To aa coxtisced.
rd at thi OSca.