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News Gathered by Our Spe
cial Correspondents.
d Erie Topics.
bw January 17.
In sperkiag ot the colored men of
Pennsylvania holding a State conven
tion we fear that they will be late as
usual. But it is useless for the well
thinking to say much in regard to a
State convention when certain men
and so-called leagues pretend and say
that they have tiie balence of power in
their hands, but honest men should
come out and not allow these men
and would be bosscs to annno=na that
they have your v. IR
their hands J
The co'ored men of Erie are think- |
ing of holding a citizens meeting.
The action of the meeting will be
published later. These men stand
very firm io their motives,
Erie is blest with many eocial so
cieties, such as: literary, medical,
church, temperarce, sewing circles,
ete., and there is to be a ladies lodge
established soon.
The E. 7th A. M. E. Church have
a pumber of e’oquent gingers in their
choir. I'rof. J. Lawrence is the
leader, assistcd by Miss 1. Waters,
Miss Nauncy [lector, Miss Agnes Rec
tor, Eva Burley, 11. Burley and Wa.
An Erie lady at midnight, as her
lover was sbout to depart for home,
told him not to go, saying, “It isn't
late; remember that all the clocks in
the city have been shoved abead forty
Oar little city is quite lively, al
though we are iaving a variety of
weather suflicicnt to sunit all tastes.
Sunshine and warmth in the morn
ing, rsin in the afternoon and snow 1
at night. ' |
Sleighing is excellent. Indeed
this may be called the liverymen's
Mr. William Pinns, the gentle
manly end obliging porter of the
Montgomery llouse, has built himselt
a very handeome and commodious
residerce, and can b: in the future |
found on South Maive street. 1
A vicious dog belonging to Mr.
James D. Lewis severely bit Willie
Cramyp, late of Harrisburg, but now
residing here. Officer Little being
in the vicinity very properly shot the
Your corr¢spondent has learned (no
matter how) that a large surprise
party is on the programsme for the
evening of the 24th inst., under the
management of Mrs. Celia Jounes,
Mrs. Fanny Berry, Mrs. Clara Wil
gon, late of Philadelphia, and Miss
Florence Allen. They are all readers
of the Journar and it is to be hoped
they may enjoy the occasion, as they
Dr. Thompson has returned from
Greencasile, where he held quarterly
meeting last Sabbath. Let e say
here that he is the right man in the
right place. His church and Sabbath
school is in a fiourishing condition.
With such a leader it could not be
The A. M. E. Ziwon is holding a
series of mectings this week in their
lecture room.
The Invincible Club hold a meet
ing to morrow evening, when im-‘
portant business will be presented for
consideration. |
Our Baptist friends have a very
comfortable little edifice at the cor
ner of German and Water streets,
at whose head staod such well
known and reliable men as Burrell,
Jimison, Ball, John Quivers and a
bost of others. The church was
crowded last Sabbath, it being a big
day. The meetings were conducted
by their able and eloquent pastor,
Rev. Cordell Robinson, of Carlisle.
The signs here indicate a lively
campaign at both the spring and fall
elections. What the harvest will be
remains to be scen. But enough for
this time.
MwpLErows, Jan. 15,
The Bethel Literary was attended
by a vast assembly of mambers and
well wishers of the society. The
meeting was called to order at eight
o'clock. Singing by the association.
Prayer was then offered by the chap
lain. The minutes were then read
and approved. The programme was as
follows : Select reading, Mrs. Grace
Lum. Mrs. Amanda Harley and
Mrs. May Thomsas esang. Miss
Thomas sang solo. An essay, entitled
“Cling to one another.” was then de
livered by E. C. Lum. A coroet
golo, entitled in the -‘Sweet By-and-
Bye,” was then rendered by Mr.
Christian Stanton. The following
are the officers : President, Mr. Wm.
R. Hughes; Vice President, Mr.
Drago Lewis; Secretary, Mr. J. N.
Davis: Assistant Secretary, Miss
Alice Gordon; Treasurer, Miss
Amanda Harley; Critic, Mr. Wm.
J. Baker, of Columbia, I’s, Ad-
Journed to meet on next Tuesday.
We are very sorry to relate the ill
ness of Miss Anna Mary Brown. She
has been confined to her bed for two
weeks. Her recovery has been very
doubtful. Also the death of Mr
Lewis Hawkins child, !
' A Georgia Murder Mystery.
| GrirrlN, Ga., Jan. 15.
, “ The killing of a colored girl named
Hood, and the suicide of her mar
| derer, develop teatures which do not
warrant the claim made by the
friends of the dead man that he was
out of his mind. Brewster McWil
liams, sixteen years old, a wild young
fellow who had been allowed from
his earliest boyhood the free use of
fire arms, was the son of R. P. Me¢
Wiiliams, a prominent citizen. He
had been ont hunting in the after
noor,- #n”" retarning, had sent bis
gun home by a boy. When a short.
distance away from his father’s house
he stopped 2 moment and engaged in
conversation with a young mulatto
girl. A negro woman, who passed
through a gate near which they were
standiog, heard the crack of a pistol
and saw the girl fa!l, and saw Brews
ter immediately put the pistol to his
head and shoot himself. The girl
died almost instantly, but the boy
was taken home and lived an hour,
although he was unconscious to the
last. The ball went into one side of
his head close to the ear and out on
the other side. The shots were fired
from a Smith & Wesson revolver,
which bad only threc cartridgesin it at
the time, one being found ia it after
ward. Whether he quarreled with the
girl and shot her on the impuise of the
moment, and with swift reflection !
killed himself to avoid the conse |
quences of the rash act, or whether
he was playing with the pistol and
shot her aecidentally, and, filled with
anguish, shot hLimself as soon as he
saw what he had done, will probabiy
never be known.
A Wealthy Colored Man.
Cixcinyati, Ohio, Jan. 15.
The will of the late Robert Gordon
was probated to-day. He was born a
slave, purchased his freedom at the
age of 35, and came to Cincinnati,
where he acquired some education
and became by degrees a business
man of considerable means. He was
held in general respect, and was
oftee pointed tc as an example of
what industry and integrity may ac
complish: After providing for his
widow he devises $25,000 for the es
tablishment near the city of a home
for aged and indigent colored women.
He expresses the hope that others
may add donations for the same ob
ject until the home is adequately en
dowed. A bequest of $l,OOO is made
to the Colored Orphan Asylam on
the northern outskirts of the city.
Legal Holidays in 1884.
All the legal holidays of 1884 will ‘
fall on Thursday and Friday, as fol
lows: Washington’s Birthday, on
Friday, February 22; Good Friday, |
on the 11th of April ; Decoration
Day, on Friday, May 30; Fourth of
July, on Friday, July 4 ; Thanksgiv
ing, on Thursday, November 27 ;
Christmas,on Thursday,Decembar 27.
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Senator Edmunds’ '\'lé;‘i;-—A Congressional
Committee Appointed,
WasniNeToN, Jan. 17.—A joint Re
publican caucus of Senaters and Repre
sentatives was held in the hall of Repre
sentatives last night to appoint a Con
gressional committce. More than 125
members of Congress were present. Sen
ator Edmunds, of Vermont, presided, and
Representative Miller, of Pennsylvania,
acted as secretary. In taking the cnair,
Senator Edmunds said that the outlook
for the Republican party in 1884 was, at
this carly period in the campaign, better
than at any time in the past fifteen years.
There was every reason to believe that
the party would be successful if it only
exercised wisdom in selecting candidates.
The following resolutions were offered
by Senator Hoar:
Resolved, That W is the sense of this
meeting that a Republican Congressional
committee be immediately organized,
consisting of one member from each State
and Territory having Republican repre
sentaiives, for the preparation and circu
lation of documents concerning the sub
jects pending in Congress and other po
litical intormation, and for the execution
of such other campaign work as may be
agreed upon by that committee and the
Republican National Committee. :
Resolved, That we express our sympa
thy and will extend our co operation in
all practicable ways to all Southern Re
publicans who are struggling to exercise
the vital and fundamental right of free
suffrage in popular elections; and no less
do we pledge our friendship and assist
“ance to all citizens of the Southern States
who have not been Republicans, but are
‘ manfully contending against the pro
seription or murder of voters, and in fa
vor of freedom in politics, honest politi
cal methods and public education for the
whole people; and we recommend the
prompt and cordial union of free Repub
licans with all such patriotic citizens in
combined efforts to redeem their States
from the fatal domination of false ideas
and dishonoring practices.
The resolutions were warmly ap
plauded by the caucus when read, and
after being favorably commented upon by
l Senators I%oar, Logan, Hawley, and Rep
resentatives Hiscock and Mayo, they
were unanimously adopted.
A pegro baby at Atlanta, Ga., was
frightened into convulsious by a toy
A colored woman cmployed as
‘cook in Augusta, Ga., has made a be
quest in her will of $6OO to the
Paine Institate.
Senator Edmunds says of the late
Senator Morton that he was a great
man and a great patriot, a true friend
and a generous foe.
Negotiations are now pending for
the lease of the Exposition Building,
Chicago, for a colored jubilee on a
larger scale than ever before at
Ohio Demcerats by acclamation
elected a colored man as engrossing
clerk of the House of Representa
tives. That is an improvementon spit
toon cleaner.
The city council of Halifax has
passed a resolution permitting the
children of colored citizens to enjoy
the same school privileges as the
white children.
The Maine Republican State Con
vention is to be held in Augusta cn
Tuesday, April 19. It will nominate
a cendidate for Govenor and select
the Delegates at Large to the Na
tional Convention.
The Indiana Republican State
Committee, at a meeting held at luo
dianapolis on Tuesday, Issued a call
for a convention to nominate csrdi
dates for State officers on June 19.
A Sate couvention to select delegates
at large to the Republican National
convention will be held April 17.
Somebody in Wasbington told
Gen. Sherman that a great many peo
ple wonld like to see him president,
and the General, according to a more
or less accurate reporter, burst out
with: “What an ass I would be to
take that—to give up the good thing
I've got for life for four years of pur
Mr. J. Randall tells the story of a
black soldier who ran away at Mar
freesboro battle, and was ssked if he
thought any one would have missed
him had he been killed. ¢“No,” bhe
replied, “they don’t miss white men,
much iess niggers ; but I would bave
missed myse!f, and that's the pint
with me.”
On Christmas eve ex-Governor I’.
B. S. Pinchback was made the recipi
ent of “a fine halflength, life¢ize
crayon portrait,” the work of Mr.
Denver, a young colored artist of
New Orleans, who was educated in
Paris. The portrait is pronounced
almost perfect, as an object of artistic
gkill, delicate finish and strikiog re
Mrs. Stone’s Bequests.
Bosrox; Jan. 15.
Mrs. Valeria G. Stone, who died in
Malden, a suburb of Boston, to day,
was one of the foremost among pub
lic benefactors. She gave for public
purposes nearly £2 000,000. She re
ceived the property from her hus
band, the late Daniel . Stone, once
a Boston dry goods jubbing mer
chant, who died also in Malden, in
1878, at the age of 80. Mr. Stone
retired from business in 1830. It
was agreed between the husband and
wife, before the former’s death, that
the property should be distributed
among edacational, charitable or be
nevolent institutions, causes or ob
jects. After the payment of the be
quests provided for in her husband’s
will, Mrs. Stone placed the bulk of
the property in the hands ot three
trustees, the Rev. Dr. W. H. Wil
cox, Philip S. Page, the junior part
ner in Mr. Stone’s firm and Isaac M.
Cutler. These trustees, however,
were only custodians and advisers,
Mrs. Stone retaining full control and
equal ownership.
Mrs. Stone bequeaths sums in the
following colored iostitutions:
Hampton Institute, $20,000 ; Oberlin
College, $50,000; Howard Univer
sity, $25,000, and several thousand
dollars to other institutions.
Mrs. Stone leaves about $500,000,
the most of which, it is understood,
will also be given as the bulk of the
property has been. The total amount
received by bequests and otherwise
by relatives and friends from her hus
band’s fortune was $500,000. Mrs.
Stone w: s about 84 years old. Her
death was the result of a recent fall.
Among those who deserve special
mention who took part in the Zion
Worker's literary entertaioment are
‘Miss Lulu Wilson, who read admirz
‘bly Edgar Poe's Raven; Miss Katie
Robinson, who recited in most be
witching style “Archie Dean.” The
eloquent presentation address of
Prot. M. H. Layton and the solos
of Mrs. C. M. Robinson and Miss
Alda Weaver. There were gathered
‘a e%z}laxy of choice literary talent
creditable to Harrisburg.
'The Musical and Literary En
~ tertainmert Given by the
Wesley Literary As
On Thursday evening the exercises
at Wesley church was of the most
pleasing character. The programme
presented, and which had been pre
viously published, - fully attested the
ability of those who took part, and
those present recorded their verdict.
The recitations and readings, as well
as the music on the occasion, was
well rendered. Thoss who were
prominent on the programme were
Mr. George Imes, who delivered the
opening addrese in place of Mr. J.
11. Howard, who declined much
against the wishes of his friends.
Select reading, by Mrs. A. L.
Amos; solo, Miss Alda Weaver;
reading, Miss Aovnie DBrodie; solo,
Mrs. C. M. Robiuson ; reading, Miss
Florence Smith; recitation, Miss
Katic Robinson: instrumental duoet,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thomas;
reading, Miss Lulu Wilson.
A number of presentations were
made by the Zion workers and their
friends, as the entertainment was held
under their auspices.
John I'. Scott was remembered by
the Zion workers in the form of a
handsome inlaid ebony book stand.
Mr. Samuel Hall was presented by
the church with an eternal interest in
Lincola cemetery in the form of a
family lot valued at £lOO, as well as
other valuable presents. Presenta
tion speeches were made by Mrs.
Jane Burke, Prof. M. I. Layton,
Mrs. M. S. Saunders and Samuel
Hall. Mrs. Kate Scott. the eflicient
president of the Zion workers, was
kindly remembered by the manager,
Mr. Hall, who presented to hera
handsome reticule. Bishop S. T.
Jones made the closing address, con
gratulating the association upen its
excellent entertainmeunt. Prof. M. H.
Laylon presided with his usual
ability and honored the occasion, at
the conclusion of the exercizes re
freshments were served in the lecture
room of the church.
A Promising Colored Cadet.
Pouvcuker »siz, Jan. 15.
The semiannual examination of
the different classes at West Point
having been concluded, the general
standing of each member of the
Fourth Class will soon be made pub
lic. In this class is the last colored
cadet admitted into the academy,
John Hanks Alexander. Ile is
making a better record than any col
ored cadet ever admitted. His class
originally numbered 122, but resig
nations, deficiencies, &ec., have cut
the number down to 90, and among
this 90 Alexaoder stands third in
French and his general standing is
65. Adjatant Eli Hoyle speaks of
him as ‘a splendid scholar, getting
along finely.” The Adjutant was
asked how the boy was treated by
the other cadets. He replied that,
while the ofticers in the pecst in no
way interfere or indicate to the white
cadets the course they must pursue
toward the colored cadet, they had
noticed with feelings of satisfaction
that the colored cadet so deported
himself as to win the esteem of many
of the corps. Ile seems to Know his
place, not as a colored cadet, but
simply as a cadet, with no wore nor
no less privilege than the other ca
dets, and does nothing of an intra
sive character. This has won Lim
respect from those who have always
been strongly opposed to the admis
gion of the colored man to West
Point, and kindly feelings from mem
bers of his own class. Ile has been
given to understand piainly that
merit alone will be taken into con
gsideration, and that color will not be
thought of when the time comes to
mark him either up or down in his
studies. The old Professors at the
post declare that Alexander studies
very hard, and that if his health re
mains good he will without doubt
graduate with high honors.
PrrTsBURG, Jan. 18.—S8ix attorpeys,
representing prominent citizens and tax
payers of Pittsburg, served a notice on
Mayor Lyon last night, that an applica
tion would be made on the 26th inst., te
restrain the city and its officers from issu
ing bonds for $4,600,000 under the pro
visions of the arrangement entered into
between the sub-committee of the finance
committee of Pittsburg and a syndicate
composed of Henry Whee]er, of Phila
delphia, and John D. Scully and Wilson
M’gandlcss, of this city, which the
claim is illegal and null and void. Bond};
to the amount of $1,400,000 have already
been issued.
e ) A ———
Should be Punished.
The school of the Misses Tomkinson
was out enjoying a ride 1n a large four
horse sleigh yesterda{ afternoon. The
scholars were principally the little folks
of the school, about thirty in number.
While they were passing along Ridge
avenue a lot of small boys assailed the
ignrty with hard chunks of frozen snow.
‘Several of the children were struck by
the flying missiles. One of the teachers
was n{so struck in the face. Such con
duct on the part of youni boys is repre
heusible, and they should have been pun
ished, : :
Mr. Morrison Making Good Progress With
His Bili—Mr. Edmunds’ Opinion of the
Proposed Postal Telegitaph System
—A Pension for Jefferson’s Grand
child—President at Dinner.
In the Prepnmu;;x;(i;fils Tariff Reform
WasnixaTox, Jan. 18. —While the
Democratic press is representing that no
tariffl. bill will bhe reported, or if one
should be launched upon the House, it
will be conservative in tone, Chairman
Morrison is industriously at work shaping
a measure which will meet the views of
the foreign manufacturers. He said to
day that he was making better progress
than he expected, and if no delays oc
curred he would be ready to call the mat
ter up in the Committee on Ways and
Means within ten days. The Western
and Southern wings of the party are de
termined to take the bull by the horns
and test the popular will on a square
tariff reform or free trade issue. This be
ing the case, ten short months will settle
the question in a manner from which there
will be no appeal. K.
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A Boom for the P:)j;;:'l‘he Senate Com
mittee Favorable.
WaASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—Senator Ed
munds’ advocacy of a Government postal
telegraphy has had the effect of giving
quite a boom to that project. The prin
cipal object in the way of success is that
it may be used as a sort of political ma
chine. To this Mr. Edmunds replies that
it cannot be used as much so as the postal,
revenue or any other branch of the ser
vice. To perform the duties of that ser
vice it would require experts in tele
graphy, and these, he says, cannot be
picked upamong political workers. The
Senate committee inclines to make a
favorable report. The trial of the system
in other countries isreported a success. K.
Sh g e
Cornumsus, 0., Jan. 18.—At a recep
tion last night Senator-elect Payne said
he considered his election a high compli
ment to the Democrats of Northern Ohio
and their loyalty to the party. He said
of Civil Service law it was like trying to
clean the Augean stables with a tooth
brush, and that the only remedy for the
service, which has been under the control
of the Republicans for the past twenty
years, all offices from the highest to ihe
lowest having been filled by representa
tives of that party, was to ¢lect a Demo
cratic Prgsident. This, he said, would be
the only complete and radical remedy.
He {avored a tarift for revenue, limited to
the necessities of the government, eco
nomically administered and so adjusted
as to encourage productive industries at
home and offered a inst compensation to
laborers, without fostering monopolies.
lis thanks to the General Assembly for
the high hanor done him were most
hearty. o .
BimMiNcHAM, Ala., Jan. 18.—George
R. Ward, proprietor of the Relay House,
a prominent hotel in this city, discovered
a burglarin one of the rooms of the hotel
yesterday morning and pursued him. The
two met on the stairway, and the burglar
fired, the ball penetrating Ward’s cheek
bone. The burglar then struck Ward
with a slung shot, knocking him down
thestairway, and made his escape through
a window. There is no clue to the crim
inal. Ward's wound is serious and pain
ful. A man was arrested on suspicion in
the afternoon, and gave the name of Cap
tain Smith, steamboat captain, of New
York, claiming to be here prospectiag.
He was drunk when arrested, and could
give no satisfactory account of himself.
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WasiiNaToN, Jan. 18.—The reply of
Seeretary Chandler to a Senate resolution
calling for a statement showing the date
of construction, originalcost and total ex
pense for all repairs since their construc
tion of vessels borne on the navy register
in November, 1883, has been sent to the
Senate. The report shows that there
were nine-two vessels on'the register. Of
ihese twenty were built prior to the re
bellion, thirty one during the war and
forty one since the close of hostilities.
The original cost of the ninety-two vessels
amounted to $40,796,613. Repairs on all
the vessels aggregate $41,200,822, making
the total cost of the vessels amount to
$81,997,435. The repairs, as the figures
show, have exceeded the original cost by
e ae rgn gl
Braprorp, Jan. 18.—The Standard
Oil legislative investigating committee,
after a survey of the Bradford oil field
yesterday, extending as far as Olean, N.
Y.. had a session last night and exam
ined David Kirk, an oil operator of many
years” experience. Mr. Kirk knew noth
ing whatever of the suppression of testi
mony by E. G. Patterson in the Standard
oil tax suit. - lle was a member of the
Titusville Oil Producers’ Union, but said
it had nothing to do with the tax suit.
That case was agitated first by parties
outside the union. Mr. Kirk said that
neither Auditor General Schell nor his
clerk, Mr. Kerr, had ever applied to him |
for any information.
PUN— — P
A Colored Minister in Trouble.
Cuicaao, Jan. 17.—Cora Wheeler,
colored, swore out a warraat to day
for the arrest of the Rev.J. A. D.
Podd, the former pastor of the colored
Olivet Baptist church. She charges
him with being the father of the
latest addition to her family. The
friends of the colored brother say
that Mr. Podd is the victim of eme
mies in the cburch. Although be
hss hitherto stood his trial before a
church committee on oharges of a
similar character, the matter is to be
again investigated by the church
authorities, and meanwhile the police
are searching for the brother, whose
whereabouts are unknown,
Resolutions of Respect Adopted on the
Death of James Redman.
At a recent meeting of Seneca G. Sim
mons Post, 116, G. A. R, a committee,
consisting of H. D. Potts, J. D. Saltz.
man and Louis C. Fisher, was appointed
to draft resolutions- relative to the death
of James Redman, a late comrade. The
committee reported the following, which
was unanimously adopted ;
Waeßreas, This post is again called
upon to moura the death of another com
rade whose enlistment has expired by
reason of the summons from the Great
Commander of us all ;
And whereas, In the death of James
Redman, late a comrade of Post 116, G.
A. R., we lose 6ue who had praved him
self a good, brave and true soidier of the
Union in time of great national distress
and who was a worthy" comrade of Post
116 in time of pgace ; therefore
Resolved, Tha. we hereby ténder to the
wife and family of our deceased comrade
our heartfelt svmpathies in their sorrow,
and while we aceept with resignation the
decree from our Great Commander which
removes from among us a beloved associ
ate we desire that the Post shall place
upon record our estimation of and love
for our deceased comrade;
Resolved, That as a mark of respect the
Post charter be draped in mourning for a
period of thirty days;
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing,
shall be spread upon the minutes in full,
be forwarded under the seal of the Post
to the family of the deceased; and pub
lished in the daily papers of the city.
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Taken from the Journals of That Section.
ILykens Register.)
Wendell Row, of Washington town
ship, died on the 9th inst., aged 73 years.
The Register denies that any citizen of
that town applied for a position on the
poliee force of this city.
Abraham Ettinger, an old citizen and
life-long resident of Halfax township,
died on Sunday morning last.
The musical talent of Lykens valley
and the neighboring towns are holding a
musical festival at Gratz this week.
John Shoop, the Wayne township mer
chant, will dispose of his entire stock at
auction, commencing on Monday, Feb
ruary 18.
Samuel S. Kocher, nine years old, son
of Cornelius Kocher, of Lykens town
ship, fell on the 3d inst., and fractured
his thigh. Dr. Schminky, of Gratz, re
duced the fracture.
Amon%)thc deputies appointed by Cor
oner Halberstadt, of Schuylkill county,
are Dr. E. F. Philips, of Tower City, Dr.
W. J. Hain, of Tremont, and Dr. Wm.
Lebo, of Valley View.
Adam Q. Bender, a respected citizen of
Elizabethville, died on Su:xdaf' evening,
after a somewhat protracted iliness, aged
overseventy-five years. He was buried
in the cemetery ot the Stone church.
The old dchling of John D. Sweigard,
in Halifax township, was blown down by
the storm on the night of the Bth inst.,
and his new house close by was slightly
injured by the timbers falling upon it.
The tract of thirty acres of land, with
improvements, in Jefferson township, the
property of the late Nathaniel Zimmer
man, was sold by C. B. Miller, adminis
trator, on Saturday last, to Jacob Miller,
of Jackson township, for £BO5.
Millersburg Herald ]
The First National Bank is in a good
financial condition. It has $27,000 of
undivided profits and surplus.
‘Squire Andrew Woland, one of the
oldest and most respected citizens of
Pumpkin Hill, has recovered sufficiently
from a protracted siege of rheumatism to
be able to come to town again.
The election of the Farmers’ and Me
chanics’ mutual fire insurance company
on Monday, resulted in the unanimous
re election of the old board of directors.
The board will organize next week.
The raft channel in the Susquehanna,
opposite this ]ioixlt, stubbornly refuses to
freeze over. Unfortunately for the peo
ple of Perry county, the only crossing
near this place 13 above Liverpool station,
which subjects them to great danger in
getting around the mountain.
The annnal meeting of the stockholders
of the Standard axle works was held at
Millersburg on Monday, the 14th inst.
During the year goods were sold amount
ing to $60,814 14. Paid out for wages
during the year $14,420 92. The net
earnings during the year warranted the
directors in declaring a four per cent.
dividend.payable April Ist, notwithstand
ing a large amount of money invested in
stock and supplies neeessary for the
business. The old board of directors
were unanimously re-clected, as follows:
Philip Moyer, A. Douden, W. Advena,
J. F. Corbett, Levi E. Bowman, John R.
Grabill and Frank 8. Bowman, and or
ganized bg‘ the election of the following
officers: President, A. Douden; treasurer,
Pbilip Moyer; manager, James S. Sce
bold; secretary, Frank S. Bowman: book
keeper, A. S. Haverstick.
Middletown Items.
From the Journal.]
A Dbirth-day surprise party was given
Mrs. Michael Brestle in honor of the 72d
Alderman Kennard, who has been se
riously ill for several weeks, is better,
and there are hopes of his recovery.
Joseph Hewitt, of Middletown, re
cently shot a chicken hawk which meas
ured four feet six inches from tip to tip.
George A. Mackinson, formerly of Mid
dletown, but recently in business in Phil
adelphia, died on the Bth inst. aged 27
The attempt to rob the smith shop of
E. Nagle a few da‘evs ago failed because
of the waking of Mr. &ag\e, who drove
the would-be robbers away.
The Keystone tannery, despite the de
pression in the leather trade, is running
to its utmost capacity, and turning out
large quantities of the best materials.
This establishment, under the able man
agement of Mr. Jacob Rife and his suc
cessful and enterprising sons, Messrs. J.
W. and J. H. Rife, has been in constant
operation since the year 1824, and is one
of the oldest and most successful estab
lishments in the county.
On Monday night, Mr. Robert Springer,
who resides on Spring street, and who
sleeps in his store since it was robbed,
was aroused from his slumbers by a noise |
made by parties who evidently intended
to force an entrance. Unfortunately Mr.
S. did not expect a visit from thieves, and
supposing that the noise was made by his
brother who wished to see him on some
busin‘ ss, called out, ‘“What is wanting?”’
This caused the would-be thieves to de
part in a hurry, but Mr. 8. dressed him
selg and followed after as fast as possible,
and tracked them to the railroad bridge.
A freight train then came along, and it is
supposed they jumped on a car.
~ Hrussoro, IL, Jan. 18.—Ata coun
try spelling school near here last night
- Walker Walcher killed Stephen Sturgeon.
It is believed that the tragedy grew out
of the fact that both young inen were
courting the same &':l. Walcher claims
that the shooting accidental,
NO. 42,

The Western Mills Will Remain Shut Down
Until the Strikers Yield, and the Eastern
Milis Will Manufacture for Them—
Prices to be Advanced — A
Lawbreaker Committed—&ec.
Their Scheme to Peat Striking Workmen.
NEW YORK,Jan. 18.—It was learned this
morning that the National window glass
manufacturer’s association, and the Na
tional bottle and vial manufacturers, as
sociation, at their private meetings
held yesterday and day before, re
solved to advance the price of glass
ware generally 10 per cent. All of the
factories in the Western States have been
closed for some months past, the men
having struck against a proposed
reduction in their wages. The West
ern manufacturers yesterday agreed
to continue receiving orders from their
customers and to send them te their East.
ern brethren, who will manufacture the
goods and turn them over to the
Western men for delivery. The
goods will be manufactured for the
Western men almost as cheaply as they
could do it in their own factories. This
is the scheme proposed by which
the strikers will be defeated. It was
declared that the Western factories wouid
remain closed until the men agreed to ac
cept the terms proposed by the employers.
Lovisvirue, Ky., Jan. 18.—The Sena
torisl situation at Frankfort remains prac
tically unchanged. Six ballots were cast
in the caucus last night. On the last bal
let W. L. Jackson, of Louisville, changed
from Williams to Blackburn, making the
vote stand: Willlams 53, Blackburn 45
and Sweeney 24. Ward meetings have
ecn held here at which resolutions were
adopted instructing their representatives
to vote for Blackburn.
Puitaperemia, Jan. 18.—Dr. Dorival
B. Bruce, who was arrested last evening
for malpractice resulting in the death of
Miss Harriet Scholl, a middle aged wo
man of Mount Joy, Pa., was arraigned
this morning and committed fora hearing
next Tuesday. He acknowledged that
the woman had been treated at his house,
but denied that he had performed an op
eration upon her.
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New York, Jan. 18.—A special officer
of the U. 8. Treasury Department seized
a small package which arrived last even
ing in the mail from Amsterdam. It con
tained diamonds of the value of twenty
thousand dollars. The diamonds are now
in the seizure room of the custom house.
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Lockprort, N. Y., Jan. 18.—Neal's
paper board mill burned last night. Loss
WasuiNegton, Jan. 18.—The House
Commitiee on Pensions yesterday agreed
to report favorably the bill of Representa
tive Robinson, of New York, to pension
Septemia Randolph Meikleham, the only
surviving grandchild of Thomas Jeffer
son. The bill was subsequently reported
to the House. The pension is fixed at
$2,500 a year instead of $5,000, as pro
posed by the original bill, and is payable
quarterly in advance. A favorable re
port was also directed to be made on the
bill of Representative Hewitt, of Ala
bama, granting pensions to all survivors
of the Mexican war, of the wars with the
Creeks, with the Seminoles, or in the
Black Hawk war.
ittt bt pgoees—
WiLkEspARRE, Pa. Jan., 18.—Within
the last several days a formidable move
ment has been started here and at Hazle
ton among the Democrats to make Mr.
Willism 8. M'Lean, a prominent lawyer
of this city, the Senatorial nominee for
the Twenty-first district, in place of Mr.
(ox, who declines a renomination. Mr.
M’'Lean’s (::mdid:\ci' will greatly injure,
if not entirely kill, Representative Hines’
prospect for the nomination. The latter
is working hard, however. and is backed
by a powerful faction. A hot canvass is
WasHINGTON, Jan. 18.— The Secre
tary of State entertained at dinner
last evening the President and Mrs M’-
Elroy, Mrs. Edmurnds and Mrs. Wads.
worth, the Speaker and Mrs. Carlisle,
General Sheridan and Mrs. Sheridan,
Secretary Cnandier and Mrs. Chandler,
Secretary Teller and Mrs. Teller, Post
master General Gresham and Mrs. Gres
ham, Attorney General Brewster and Mus.
Brewster, Mr. Bancroft, Admiral Porter
and Miss Pendleton.
Scunvyrkinn HAvEN, Jan. 18. —George
B. Waltz, who had his collar-bone broken
and his skull fractured last Saturday
night, being struck by a sled while en
deavoring to save a party of coasters from
being kilied by the fast express train,
died at noon yesterday. He never re
gained consciousness after the accident.
He was thirty-eight years old, married,
and was dispatcher for the Philedelphia
and Reading Railroad company for many
S m—
Mocvxt CarMmin, Jan. 18.—At noon
yesterday the Lykens Valley vein was
struck at Bellmoore colliery. The tun
nel driven is two hundred yards in length
and cost $12,000. Large sums of money
bave been expended at the diferent col
lieries in this district in searching for this
valuable deposit, bat until yesterday all ef
forts proved ineffectual. It is very prob
able that a new breaker will be erected at
——— g e
ScranxToN, Pa., Jan. 18.—The Con
sumers’ powder company's mills near
Scranton, blew up, one mill ata time,
between 10:30 and midnight last night.
Nine of the ten mills were destroyed.
Certainly one man, L. H. Emery, and
probably many more were killed. Com
munication is cut ofl. The company was
organized about a year ago. The loss is
not knowa, but it will be heavy.

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