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GEO. A. JtATHBVN,
Main Street, Ridgway, Elk Co., Pa.
BALL A tfCAULEr,
Offios la Nw Brtk Building
Rldtwav, Elk Co., Fa.
Attorneys-at-Law, Ridgway. Elk
County Pa. Office across the hall from
the Democrat establishment. Claims
for collection promptly attended to
Jne. 16 '70.
. Watohmakfr, Engraver and Jswelr
Main atrsst, Ridgway, Pa. Agent for ths
slow Sawing Maohtna, and Morton Gold
tth. Rapairlng Watches, ate, dotawlth
ta Mma aoouracy as heretofore. Satis
faStbn guaranteed. tlnly
J, 0. W. BAILEY,
tUi.l. Ridgway, Elk County, fa.
Agent for the Traveler's Life and Aoci
dent Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn.
JAMES D. FULLERTON,
ftU.l In T)irKv. nAni-n hid crofesslonal ser-
flees to the citizen of Ridgway and snr.
funding country. All work warranted.
OUce in Sorrioe 4 Wheeler s Building, up.
stains, first door to the left 78-n-S2-ly
0. G. MESSES G Ell,
Druggist and rarumeeulist, N. W. cornet
r Main and Mill street, Ridgway, Ta.
full assortment of carefully selected For
eign and Domestic Drugs. Prescriptions
carefully dispensed at all hours, day or
T. S. HARTLEY. M. D.,
- Physioinn ana Surgeon.
OfticelnDrug Store, corner Broad and
Main Sts, Kenidct.ce corner Broad St.
apposite the College. Office hours from
B to 10 A. M. and from 7 to 8 Y. M.
j. S. BORD WELL, M. D.,
clectie Physician and Surgeon, has remov
ed his office from Centre street, to Mail St.
Ridgway. Pa in the second story of the
tie brick building of John 0. Hall, oppo
site Hyde's store.
Office hours: 1 io 2 P M 7 to 9 P M
Ridowat, Elk Co., Pa
W. II. SCIIRAM, Proprietor.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore
so liberally bestowed upon him, the new
proprietor, hopes, by paying strict at
tention to the comfort and convenience of
guests, to merit a continuance oi the
Oct SO 1800.
CttHTBtviLtt,, Elk Co., Pa.
JoiiJ 0OLI.IN3, 1'ioprietor.
Thankful for the patronage heretolort
tu liber illy bestowed upon him, the new
proprietor, hopes, by psylng strict at
ttatuia to the comfort and convenience
of gussts. I merit a coutinuaaco of thr
e. a. fa y.
LUMBER AND.INSURANX'E COM
GENERAL COLLECTION AOENT
No 2t Walnut PJaeo,
C.m WMlnut Street,)
i uil.ilm'.w ni l, jr. v.
Tho undersigned represents the fol
lowing reliable C'on nm i-ri for tills
Aetna Hartford 7,000,000.
North British Mercantile... 10,000, wo,
German American, N.
Niagara rv. X
Puteraon, X. J.
Traveler Lift, & Aeeident..
Correspondence solicited from those
. 1. J. WACIITEL,
ntltlS Sc. Mary's Pa.
'. W. If A rs,
Dry Goods, NotionE. Grfceries
and General Variety,
r OX ELK CO., PA.
Parley f. O.
Estate of John Rauiii, late of Ben
linger township, Elk Co, deceased.
Letters TintantciUary upon the above
estate have been grunted to the under
signed, all persons indebted to said es
tate are requested to make payment,
and those having claims to present the
same without delay to
Estate of Elizabeth Cordes, late of
St. Mary's borough, Elk Co;, deceased
Letter Testamentary upon the above
estate have been granted to the un
dersigned, all persons- indebted to
said estate are requested to make pay
ment, and those having claims to
present the same without delay to
COXRAD MARQUART. f tjXn'
Boisncs is knowledge, scientific is knowing.
Can a better motto be adopted
In ths interest of a profitable culture.
Kuttriog families In every seotion,
Xevor has it failed to give satisfaction
To the intelligent farmer.
In all things practical;
For it treats of the doctrine of uses
la matters that pertain to the farm.
Cannot you afford to give it a trial?
for only One Dollar a year,
And your name and address plainly writ
ten, Remitted to the Scientific Farmer Co.,
) Boston, Mass.
Much of monthly value will be received,
Enabling you to profit from others experi
ence. cBefleot that ideas turned to uses art soney.
Five Copies, 75 cents eeeli.
THIS COLD "WEATHER RE
minds us that POWELL & KIME
hT a nioe lot of Thermometers oo
JP YOU WANT TO BUY
JAMES p HAQERTY
Main Street, Ridgway, Pa
DBY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS
SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
GLASS AND QUEENS
WARE, WOOD AND
t WILLOW. WARE,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS
A Large Stock of
Groceries and Provisions
The BEST BRANDS of FLOUR
Constantly on hand; and sold as cheap
as the CHEAPEST
JAMES H HAGERTY
NAILS AND GLASS, AT
POWELL A KIME'S.
EW LIVERY STABLE
DAX SCRTBNER WISHES TO
inform the citizens of Ridgway, and
the public generally,' that lie has
started a Livery Stable and will keep
GOOD STOCK, GOOD CARRIAGES
and Buggies to let upon the most
JST He will also do job teaming.
Stable gi Broad street, above Main
All orders left at the Post Office will
receive prompt attention.
W'OLL EX SOCKS AND MITTENS
POWELL & KIME'S
Graham Flour at
POWELL A KIME'S.
BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBERS
a new stock just arriving, at
POWELL & KIME'S.
AT POWELL & KIME'S, YOU
pay cash for goods, and get more than
the worth of your cash.
SLEIGH BELLS AND WHIPS.
a nice little assortment, at
POWELL & KIME'S.
FLOUR, PORK, FEED, CORN
Menl, Oats, always on hand at
POWELL & KIME'S at bottom pri
ces. A FEW MOBK oven coats
and Itullklo Robes at
POWELL & KIME'S.
SUGARS AT POWELL AND
KIME'S are high to be Biire; but s ill
are u little cheaper than at any other
hi ore in town.
N. O. MOLASSES FOR COOK
itig, also choice syrup always on hand
ON TONS, A NICE LOT AT
P. & K'S.
I will mail Free she recipe for prepar
ing a simple Vegetable Balm that will re
move Tan, FRECKLES, PIPPLES atd
Blotches, leaving the skin soft, clear and
beautiful ; also instructions for producing
a luxuriant growth of hair on a bald head
or smooth face. Address Ben. Vandelf d'
Co.. Box 6121, No 5 Wooster St.. N. Y
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
A GENTLEMAN who suffered for years
from Nervous Debility, Premature De
cay, and all the effects of youthful indiscre
tion will, for the sake of suffering hu.
inanity, send free to all who need it, the
recipe and direction for making the simple
remedy by whioh he was cured. Sufferers
wishing to profit by the advertiser's ex
perience can do so by addressing in perfect
JOHN B. OGDEN,
4J Cedar St.. New York.
A NICE LOT OF NEW PRINTS
at POWELL & KIME'S, only eight
ents per. yard.
M. J. CABLET, M. D
W. . HAK1MAN, M. 1,
Dr. W. B. Hartnian, formerly of St.
Mary's, has associated himself with M.
J. Earley, M. D. in the practice of
medicine at Ridgway. By close at
tention to business they hope to re
ceive a liberal bhare of the patronage
of the public. Dr. W. B. Hartmaa
can be found at all hours, either at his
rooms, over the post-office, or at Dr.
M. J. Earley's Drug Store.' Dr. M. J.
Earley can be found at the residence
of Dr. C. R. Earley, or- at his Drug
Store. Surgery, and diseases of
women and children a speciality.
E. K. GBESH,
Dealer in all kinds of cabinet ware,
woodand cane seat chairs, kitchen and
extention tables, wood and marble top
tands, wood and marble top bureaus,
what nots, looking glasses, wood and
marble top chamber suits, mattresses,
pring bed bottoms, bed steads, cribs,
Laferty's metal lined wood pumps,
tc, ic. Cane seats replaced with
jerforated wood seats, weed sewing
siachine reduced from (65 to (45, the
vest machine in the market, and pic
ture frames made to order. Also a
large assorted stock of ready made
cortins constantly on hand and trim?
med at shortest notice. All the above
goods are sold at panic prices. Ware
Rooms in masonic building, Ridgway
Pa. von4.&tpdapr27'77. . .
BUTTER AND LARD AT
P. & K'S.
FURS, A SMALL LOT AT
Arrival and Departure ef Mails.
Eartern Dally except 8undays; ar
rive at 2:22 p. m., leaves at 6:16 p. m.
Western Dally except Sundays;
leaves at 2:22, arrives at 6:16 p. m.
Brookvllle Daily except Sundays
arrives at 12 m., leaves at 2:80 p. m.
Spring Creek Arrives Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 11 a. m.; leaves Wednes
days and Fridays at B a. m.
President Judge-Bon. L. D. Wetmore
Associate Judges Hons. Geo. Ed.
Weis, and Julius Jones.
Sheriff Daniel Scull.
Treasurer Jacob MoCauley.
District Attorney C. H.M'Cauley.
Co. Superintendent Geo. R. Dixon.
Prothonotary, 4o Fred. Scboenlng.
Deputy Prothonotary W. S. Horton.
Commissioners Michael Wedert, W.
H. Osterhout, George Reuscber.
Commissioners' Clerk W. 8. Horton.
Auditors W. H. Hvde. R. I. Snanir-
ler, George Bothrock.
Township Officers. .
Judge of Election Will Dickinson.
Inspectors James Penfield. P. R.
Justices of the Peace Charles Mead.
Jas. D. Fullerton.
School Directors O. 'B. Grant. Jas.
Gardner, G. T. Wheeler. N. T. Cum
mings, W. 8. Service, Eug. J. Miller.
supervisors u. a. t itcn, Jas. Kiiey.
Treasurer VT. H. Hyde.
Assessor M. S. Kline
Assistant Assessors Geo. Dickinson.
Auditors J. u. iiagerty, James fen
field, J. 8. Powell.
Clerk-M. S. Kline. -Constable
J. W. Morgester.
Lutheran Rev. I. Brenneman. Das-
tor. Services every alternate Sunday,
in both Hingllsh and Uerman, at it a.
m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 10
u., m. the pastor Superintendent; Geo.
A. waiKer, assistant.
Grace Episcopal Rev. Wm. James
Miller, rector. Services every Sunday
at the usual hours, 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. All are
cordially invited to attend. Seats free.
Methodist Rev. A. Van Camp,
pastor. Services every Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at
9:30 a., m. C. E. Holladay, superin
tendent; Geo. R- Dixon, assistant.
Young Folks' Bible Class at 8 p. m.
Regular Official Meeting the second
Monday of each month at 8 p. m.
Roman Catholic-Rev. Father Maher
pastor. Services every other Sunday
at 10 a. m.
Presbyterian. Rev. A. J. Mont
gomery, Pastor. Services every fourth
Sunday in the Lutheran church at 11
A. M. and 7 P. M.
Cristadoro's Hair Dye is the
SAFEST and BEST; it acts instanta
neously, producing the most natural
shades of Black or Brown; does NOT
STAIN the SKIN, and is easily ap
plied. It is a standard preparation,
and a favorite upon every well ap
pointed Toilet for Lady or Gentleman.
Sold by Druggists.
J. CRIST ADORO,
p n tioi., tcoo, View York.
PENNSYLVANIA RAIL ROAD
Philadelphia & Erie K. R. Division
WINTER TIME TABLE.
ON and after 8UNDAY, NOV. 26, 1876,
the trains on ths Philadelphia A
Eris Railroad will run as follows:
NIAGARA EX leaves Renovo-... 4 45pm
" Driftwood.. 6 68 p ui
' " Emporium 6 50 p m
" " St Marys... 7 45pm
" " Ridgway... 8 14pm
arr at Kane.. 9 20 p tn
ERIE MAIL leaves Philadelphia 11 65 p m
" " Renovo 11 00 a m
" " " Emporium 12 65 p in
St. Mary's 1 40 p m
Ridgway 2 11pm
" " Kane 8 80 p m
arrive at Erie 7 85 p m
DAY EX leaves Kan 6.00 a m
' " " Ridgway 6.66 am
" 8t Marys 7 20 a m
" Emporium 8 10 a m
Driftwood 8 68 pm
" ' Renovo .........10 10'p m
ERIE MAIL leaves Erie....M......H.O0 a m
" Kane M 3 60 p m
" " " Ridgway....... 4 49 p m
" ' St. Mary's 615 p m
' " " Emporium 6 10pm
Renovo 8.85 p m
" " arr. at Philadephia... 7 00 a m
Day Express and Niagara Express con
nect east with Low Grade Division and B
N. Y! 4 P. B. B.
WM. A. BALDWIN.
FROM THE PRESIDENT OF
THE NEW YORK STATE
Dr. Fenner's Improved Cough
Honey (1) Will break up a cold in the
head, beforeany cough has yet formed
in two to three hours. (2) It will
relieve any cough in one hour or less.
(3) It Is the best remedy known for
the relief of irritable and worrisome
children. It is pleasant to take hand
some in appearance, safe in its action
and certain in Its effect. It does not
dry the cough, but loosens and heals,
From the lowly cottage to the
princely palace and offices of state
come orders and commendations s .
From Prof. H. R. Banford, President- of the
New York State Teaobors' Association,
Supt. of Publlo Schools at Mtddletown, N,
From repeated and present use ofDrFen
ner's Improved Cough Honey In my (amtly,
I am free to say that I eonaider It the beet
remedy now knows for doughs. Its action Is
prompt and reliable. In the frequent colds
so common among children, the usa of the
Cough lloney will prove a great boon.
H. a 8ANSTORD,
From John B. Miner, a wealthy bunker of
Fredonia, X. Y. I was afflicted with
harrasslng cough. Three doses of Dr. Fen
ner's Improved Cough Honey entirely re
J. B. MINER.
Ptilntod Post, N. YM Aug. 36, 1S7&
Dr. M. M. Fenner, Fredonia, N. Y. Dear
Sir I have need your Improved Cough
Honey for the past two years for Asthma and
colds aud find It the beat remedy I ever used.
It is a real pleasure to recommend it.
Yours truly J. W. BORST.
For sals by dealers in medicines.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1877.
Maple sugar soon.
Send In all local items. V
President Hayes starts out well.
March weather with a vengeance.
Soap-making time comes.
Subscribe for the Advooats. : v
Give us a call for Job work.
St. Patrick's day next Saturday.
Call and see our stock of envelopes.
Yon can buy note paper and envelopes
cheap at the Advocatb offloe.
A few cases of diphtheria here yet.
There Is great talk of oil in Ridg
Several families will change their
residence in a few weeks.
Frank McGloln has purchased C.
V. Gillis' property.
Some snow on Friday .and Saturday
Tns side walk in front of the Ridg
way Bank needs repairing.
The new Cabinet nominations have
all been confirmed.
Tobacco chewers should beware of
steel (steal) traps.
Step in and see our specimens of
See "Special Tax" advertisement
under new advertisements.
Hugh McGcehin, has rented the
house recently occupied by Jas. H.
100 kegs, or Ave tons, of nails have
been used in the construction of-J. S.
Hyde's new store. .
The "Whistling Club" that parades
our streets nights is improving in the
The new Novelty Photograph Gal
lery in the old Walker block, corner
Main and Court streets, Is nicely
Potatoes sell at $1,25 a bushel;
eggs at zo(a 30 cents a dozen, and
butter at 30 83 cents a pound. Green
wood brings $1.60 a cord.
Call, and see, or send and get a
specimen of our new script. It is
elegant for visiting cards. Also call
and see our new Damask cards.
Wanted. Two full-blooded Mal
tese cats. Apply at this ofrlce. Elk
Docs Miller think he can improve
the stock. We think the cross would
be bad, for the cats.
Hon. Simon Cameron, U. S. Seua
tor from this State, resigned on Mon
day last. It is believed that his son
Donard J. will be elected to succeed
him. . .' . .
Why Brandon should go on the
housetops to pray is not clear unless
ho thinks he will be heard for his
much speaking. That he is in need
of prayer no one doubts, however im
proper it seems to make a public
newspaper . the mouth-piece of blas
phemy. We are much pleased to learn that a
Graud Musical Convention will be
held in the M. E. Church, commenc
ing March 26th, and ending with a
Grand Concert on the Eve of March
30th. This ought to be patronized for
we are sadly in need of vocal talent.
We hope that all lovers of music will
avail themselves of this coveted op
portunity and be on hand Monday
Evening, March 26th. Those from a
distance will correspond rwith -Mr.
James Penfield or H. M. Powers, who
will see that they are carefully pro
vided for. Let us see a good turn out
throughout the county. Prof. Suffern
is one of the best instructors in the
country. ' .
l5r. Earley & Hartman per
formed a surgical operation on H. H
Wilson's thigh on Wednesday after.
noon. An iucislou was made in the
lower part of the thigh when the
purulent matter rushed out, like water
from a hose, filling, to overflowing, a
three quart basin. The thigh which
was of very large size before, after the
operation became of very ordinary size.
The wound was received during the
war, while the company, of whielrMr,
Wilson was a member, were under
cover of a stone fence, a piece of the
fence was dislodged by the explosion
of a shell, and struck him on the
thigh. No particular inconvenience
was experienced at the time, nor has
been since, until within a year or two
since which time the wound has been a
source of much, annoyance, and at
times of severe pain. It is supposed
that a piece of bone became lose and
working around formed an abscess.
Smethpobt oil well. This well
has proved a duster, and the enging
and boiler have been taken away, and
the well abandoned. The rock forma
tion was very strange from the be
ginning, stray sands being found
nearly every hundred feet drilled. At
a depth of 1300 feet a fair looking sand
was obtained, with a smell of oil and
some gas. This was called the second
sand, but probably it was really the
third, as no other sand has been
found. Port Alleghany Reporter.
A Notable Doo Trade. Hon. D.
A. Wells and Captain Josenh Atkin
son indulged in a little canine transac
tion the other day which Is calculated
to increase the price of bologna. The
Captain exchanged a dog which he
valued at $260,00, together with
$120,00 in cash and $80,00 in lumber,
ror WelhV celebrated Irish setter,
"Barney." Were we inclined to be
M -il . -
laceuou. we would say those are
"dog-goned" big. figures. MVford
tieruia, fike Co.
The oil continues to hold out,
blowers also. Had we half as much
oil as gas it would penetrate the
clouds at the tune of twenty-five
hundred barrels a day. It Is an every
day occurence to sm men running op
and down street, bat In band, and
pockets full of sand saturated with
crude oil. Cabinet making and In
augural adresses are dull themes about
Wilcox. Some of our most prominent
citizens are thinking seriously of call
ing a mass meeting to consider the
feasibility of paying off the National
debt. Some men about town are
feeling nervous over wearing "boiled
shirts" for the first time in their life.
The owners of the well will have, the
latter part of the week, a pump in
operation when the matter will be
thoroughly tested. Other wells will
be put down as soon as possible. Mr.
S. Murphy returned from Bradford
Dr. A. M. Straight rejoices over the
fastest horse flesh in town.
A. B. Preston, Esq., has returned
from an extensive business tour.
An examination will be held in
the Public Schools of Wilcox on Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday even
ings March 19, 20 and 21, in which a
Gold and two Silver medals will be
contested for. All the friends of
education are cordially invited to be
present. LONE WOLFE.
It was decided recently by Justice
Flammer, of New York, that a boy
who obtained six tickets at a theatre
on a forged request from an editor
could not be punished, because dead
head tickets have no value in law.
Mr. John C. Tracy, president of the
Farmers and Mechanics' Bank at
Hartford, whose loans to his friends
cost the bank half a million dollars,
has resigned the treasurership of the
Society for the increase of th6 Min
Joseph L. Lewis, an Englishman
who had made a million in the
stationery business, died at his home
in Hoboken the other day, aged 86,
leaving no relatives, and bequeathed
his whole property to pay off the na
Providence, R. I., March 8. The
Republican State Convention, nom
inated by acclamation General Van
Zaudt, of Newport, for Governor; Al
lert C. Howard, East Providence,
Lieutenant Governor. The present
incumbents were renominated for
Secretary of State, Attorney General
Two youug women recently intro
duced a new scene into the "Two Or
phans" in Texas. It was a free fight,
in which one of the contestants bit off
a thumb of the other. The audience
wished the scene repeated, but the ac
The Brooklyn Eagle, one of the
ablest Democratic papers in the
country, says: "If Hayes means to
give the South a living chance, the
Democratic Senators should confirm
his cabinet appointments forthwith.
A President is entitled to his own ad
visers." London, March 8. An explosion
took place 'to-day in the Worcester
colliery, near Swansea. All the miners
were at work at the time. The num
ber lost is not yet known. Sixteen
bodies hrve already been taken out.
it is thought that six more are in the
The Legislature last Winter, by an
act approved Marc'h 81, 1876, fixed the
time for the annual meeting of the au
ditors of the several township and
boroughs to settle accounts, on the
second Monday in April. It was for
merly fixed for the first Monday in
June. These accounts are required by
law to be published under a severe
peualty for neglect.
It should be understood by those
who were elected to the office of Jus
tice of the Peace at the recent election,
that they must send notice of their ac
ceptance to the Prothonotary of the
county where they are chosen, inside
of thirty days from the time the bal
lotting took place. If this is not done
their commissions will not be sent by
Boston, March 8. William F,
Speakman, a resident of Oakdale,
Massachusetts, was arrested .this
morning while in the act of killing
his wife, who was rescued. The dead
body of his sister, 70 years old, was
found in the woodshed, the head and
body having been almost cut to pieces
with an axe. Speakman is a mill
operative, aud has been insane from
the effects of liquor for the past several
days and was drunk when the murder
St. Louis, March 8. The most
violent snow storm of the winter pre
vailed here to-day, soveral inches of
snow fell and travel of all kinds was
Impeded. The mercury began to fall
this afternoon, and to-night the ther
mometer marks 10 degrees. The storm
originated in Colorado aud to the
boutu or it, aud has extended over
Kansas, Indian Territory, part of Ar
kansus and Missouri in the west. It
is now traveling eastwardly and
A xtiot Among Miners.
ficranton, Pa., March 13. A great
mass-meeting of working-men was
hei here to-night, and a demand was
made for work or bread. A thousand
men paraded the streets about nine
P. M. shouting for work or bread
aud entered the city hall, where the
council was in session. A scene of
great excitement ensued, the council
men fearing bodily harm. During
the evening a store was entered and
robbed, and a policeman beaten nearly
to death, benous trouble is appre
hended. The Mayor to-night Issued
a call for fifteen special policemen to
assist in preserving the peace.
The New Cabinet.
personal sketches of president
hayes' constitutional adviserb.
William Maxwell Evarts, the new
Secretary of State, was born In Boston
In 181$. His father, Jeremiah Evarts,
was a man of literary prominence,
and for a long term of years secretary
of the American Board of Commission
ers for Foreign Missions. His son
William was graduated at Yale Col
lege in 1887 ; studied law in the Har
vard School, and in 1841 was admitted
to the bar of New York city. His
progress in bis profession was steady,
and he received the degree of LL. D.
from Union College in 1857, from Yale
in 1865 and from: Harvard in 1870.
When articles of impeachment were
presented to the Senate of the United
States against President Andrew
Johnson, in 1868, Mr. Evarts was
chosen by the President as his princi
pal counsel, and his speech on thnt
occasion added to his already high
reputation as a sound lawyer. That
trial resulted in a verdict of acquittal
for President Johnson, and in July,
1868, Mr. Evarts was appointed Attor.
ney General of the United States,
which office he held until the close of
Mr. Johnson's administration. When
the tribunal of arbitration on the Ala
bama claims met at Geneva, Switzer
land, in 1872, Mr. Evarts was counsel
for the United States. He also ap
peared for the Republican party be
fore the late Electoral commission.
Of the many addresses delivered by
Mr. Evarts in various parts of the
country several have been published.
His most important oration, outside
the line of his profession, was that de
livered at Philadelphia on July 4,
1878, in commemoration of the Cen
tennial of the United States.
JOHN SHERMAN OF OHIO.
John Sherman, the Secretary of the
Treasury, was born in Lancaster,
Ohio, in 1823. He began his educa
tion at Mount Vernon, Ohio; from
thence went to Muskinggum and
studied civil engineering and after
wards read law, was admitted to prac
tice and formed a partnership with
his brother, Charles T. Sherman. In
1848 Mr. Sherman cume prominently
Into politics as a member of the Whig
convention of 1848 and 1852, and in
1854 was elected to Congress from the
Thirteenth district of Ohio. Ho was
subsequently elected to the Thirty-
fifth, Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh
Congresses. He was a candidute for
Speaker of the Thirty-sixth Congress,
but was defeated by a few votes. In
1861, on the resignation of Mr. Chase
from the Senate of the United States
from Ohio, Mr. Sherman was chosen
to fill his place, and was re-elected in
1867 and 1873. While in the Senate
Mr. Sherman introduced and suppor
ted the national bank bill and legal
tender acts, and also opposed the con
tinuance of the State banking system.
He was likewise the father of a bill
for funding the national debt and con
verting the notes of the United States.
GEORGE W. M'C'RARY OF IOWA.
George W. M'Crary, of Iowa, who
has been appointed Secretary of War,
was born near Evansville, Indiana, in
1835, but removed with his parents
the following year to the territory that
Is now incorporated in the State of
Iowa- After receiving a sound liter
ary and legal education, Mr. McCrary
was admitted to the bar at Keokuk,
Iowa, in 1856. In the following year
he was chosen to the State Legislature
and in 1861 to the Senate for four
years. After the end of this service
he was elected to the Forty-first,
Forty-second, Forty-third and Forty
fourth Congresses. It is claimed that
Mr. McCrary originated the Electorlal
Commission as a meuns of settling
the difficulty in relation to the Presi
RICHARD W. THOMPSON, OF INDIANA
Richard W. Thompson has been
selected by President Hayes as Sec-
retary of Navy. He Is a son of old
Virginia, having been born in Cul
pepper county in 1809. After receiv
ing a good classical education he emi
grated to Kentucky and from thence
to Indiana, where he studied law and
was admitted to the bar in 1834. He
at once took a decided interest in
political matters, both State and na
tionul, and was elected to the Legisla
ture in 1834 and reelected in 1835. In
1836 he was sent to the Senate, in
which body he remained two years,
His appearance in Congress was in
1841 ; in 1844 he was chosen a Presi
dential elector and in 1847 again took
a seat in Congress. He was aguin a
Presidential elector in 1864, and in 1868
a delegate to the Republican National
Convention. The Chicago resolutions
of 1860 were written by Mr. Thompson
At the Cincinnati Republican Con
vention of 1876 Mr. Thompson was
chairman of the Indiana delegation
and nominated Mr. Morton for the
Presidency. He also supported him
until the stampede for Hayes began
when he went for the latter. Mr,
Thompson is set down to the account
of Senator Morton. Mr. Thompson
ws originally a Whig, but has acted
with the Republican party since its
CARL SCHURZ, OF MISSOURI.
To Carl Scburz has been confided
the care of the Department of the In
terior. Mr. Schurz was born in SiV'
lar, Prussia, in 1820, and educated at
the Gymnasium, of Cologne and the
University of Bonn. He took an
active part in the Liberal revolution
of 1848, in Germany, and when thut
failed escaped to Switzerland, and
from there came to the UnitedStates
in 1852. In a short time after lauding
he embarked in the auti-slavery
movement in the Northwest, hud was
a member of the Republican Conven
tion of 1860. He was appointed Min
later to Spain by Mr. Lincoln, but re
turned, entered the army and was
present at the battles of Bull Run,
Cbancellorsville and Gettysburg. In
1867 Mr. Scaur assumed editorial
control of tho Wostliohe Poit, a
German paper published at St. Louis,
and In 1809 was chosen United Statea
Senator from Missouri. When
Horace Greeley was nominated for the
Presidency Mr. Schuri gave him an
ardent support, and at the last elec
tion spoke and labored for Hayes.
DAVID M. KEY, OF TENNESLtE.
The new postmaster General, David
M. Key, is a native of Geeen county,
Tennessee, where he was born in 1823.
He studied law and was admitted to
the bar at the proper age, and after
the practice of his profession for some
years was appointed Chancellor of the
Chattanooga Circuit, which position
he held up to the time he was selected
by Governor Porter to fill the vacancy
in the Senate of the United States
caused by the death of ex-President
Andrew Johnson. During the later
war Mr. Key went with his section,
raised a regiment in East Tennessee
and remained in the field until the
end of the conflict. He was a Candi
date for re-election to the Senate re
cently before the Legislature of Ten
nessee, but was defeated. In a speech
delivered in the Senate December 18,
186, Mr. Key, in speaking upon na
tional affairs, said : "It is time for us
to make' our government one of law
instead of force. It is time that of
fenders be tried, and punished, and
not those who are Innocent. Ihe
wicked should be condemned, and not
communities of States because wicked
men are in them."
CHARLES DEVENS, OF MASSACHUSETTS
General Charles Devens, of Massa
chusetts, is to fill the position of At
torney General. He was born at
Cnarlestown, in that State, In 1820,
and after graduating at the Harvard
Law School commenced tho practice
of his profession in Franklin county
n 1811. In 1847-48 he occupied a seat
the Senate of his State, and was
United Statea Marshal from 1849 to
1853. When the war broke out
Devens at once entered the army as
the major of a regiment of Massachus
etts volunteers. In a short time he
was chosen colonel of the Fifteenth
Massachusetts Regiment, with which
he participated in the memorable
campaign on the Peninsula of Vir
ginia. While in the field, in the
neighborhood of Yorkstown, Colonel
Devens was promoted to the rank of
brigadier general. From this field of
action he was transferred to the Army
of the Potomac, and led his command
in all the desper vte battels in that part
of the Old Dominion. He was a des
perate fighter, and received wounds at
Ball's Bluff, Fair Oaks, Chancellors-
ville and Cold Harbor, one of which
necessitated the amputation of his leg.
In one campaign in Massachusetts
Mr. Devens was the Democratic can
didate for Governor in opposition to
Governor Andrew, the candidate of
the Republicans. He was defeated.
After his return home from the army
n 180i), General Devens resumed tho
practice of the law, aud in 1867 was ap
pointed Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court of tho State This
position he held until 1873, when he
was chosen Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of Massachusetts, a
post he still holds. Although taking
no part in politics, still General
Devens is recognized as a Republican
but attached to the more conservative
wing of that organization.
Terrible Disaster at Earns City.
Pittsburg, March 5. A teleerani
from Kams city, Butler county, Pa.,
says: "A fire originated early this
morning in the office of the Bateman
House, by a cigar or match being
thrown under the counter, among the
waste paper. It was discovered by
Mr. Bateman before it had made much
headway. He ran for water and on
returning found the whole room in
flumes, cutting off all escape by the
stairway from the rooms above. Mr.
Bateman rushed through the flames,
aud succeeded in saving his son, but
tney were uom badly burned, the son
iatany. vino buuuing was consumed
with fearful rapidity. In searching
the debris the bodies of Mrs. Bateman,
her duughters Minnie, Lou. Belle,
and Winnie were found burned be
yond recognition. N. Brown, of tho
hrm ot fepragley & Co., of New York,
was found almost consumed. Thirty
boarders were in the hotel, six of
whom were injured by jumping from
the windows. The loss Is about $10.
000; insurance $9,000."
1'ittsburK. March 6. A Karns Citv
telegram gives the following additional
particulars of the lire at the Bateman
House yesterday: "Ud to nine o'clock
this morning five bodies have been
taken from tho ruins. The rem tins
of N. Brown, Jr., of 230 Chestnut
street, Philadelphia, have been identi-
neu by a key cueck. Charley BaU
man, aged twelve, who was rescued
by his father, died of his injuries this
moruing. Mr. Bateman. the futher
and only remaining one of the family,
urn in a vciy critical conuuion."
Mr. F. E Bateman. the last and
only surviving one of the Bateman
family died on Friday evening lost
from the effect of his injuries and tho
shock of his system caused by the fire.
ui. iiinivn mo cigmii victim ui me
holocaust at Karns City on the night
of March Cth.
St. Cloud Hotel, Philadelphia.
On a recent visit to Philadelphia we
stopped at the St. Cloud Hotel. The
pleasure of our sojourn was made com
plete by.the cordial welcome we met
on our arrival, and the attention we
received while there. This hotel is
certainly the most comfortable and
complete in the city. Situated in the
midst of wholesale and retail business
houses, and convenient to all the
places of amusement. Since the Ex
hibition the house has been thoroughly
renovated; the frescoing is beautiful,
while the new carpets and painting
generally add a eheerfullneas scarcely
to be imagined. Mr. G. W. Mulliu
has admitted his son, Geo. K. Mullin,
nnd Edward L. Beau, of Fort Wayne,
Ind., to assist him. In the future the
firm will be G. W. Mullin & Co. This
house is certainly deserviug of patron
age, as it was the only one which did
ii ot raise the price ou account of the
Centennial, and endeavored to extend
the same comforts, as it has previously,
to every one. We advise all contemp
ilatinu visit to the city to utop at tho
St. Cloud. ad.H