James McSorley mention July 1877
AFTER THE TUMULT. NETTLING DAY WITH RIOTERS. The Civil Anthorlty Supreme In Reading - Reading R. R. Track Repaired All Train Running a llnnnl Freight Belug Moved. The city maintained a peaceful and quiet aspect yesterday, although the closed doors of the saloons, and the appearance upon the streets of Government troops, were a sufficient reminder of the disturbed condition of affairs. The horrible slaughter of Monday evening, however, had not been forgotten, and many continued to discuss the circumstances con nected therewith, in public places and on the street corners. . THE REFAIB8MEN AT WORK. At an early hour yesterday morning the re - pairsmen and wreckers were at work repairing the damages to the railroad. The obstructions on Seventh street were removed, and the tracks relatd, so tbat alt the morning passenger trains were able to uass through he. citv withnntanv difficulty or delay. During their operations, the repairsmen were protected by Capt. Lin en s detachment ol Coal and Iron Police. numbering thirty men, armed with sixteen - j shooter Spencer rifles. The laborers were not interfered with in the least, and the repairs were speedily made. . ALL TRAINS SUNNING AS USUAL. Orders were issued early yesterday moruintr from the General Dispatcher's office in this city, for the moving of all trains, the same as before their stoppage. The only regular pas senger train which did pot run yesterday was JNo. 1, trom tlarrisburg to Allentown, due in Reading at 7.40 a. m. All passenger trains ou the Lebanon Valley and Reading and Columbia Railroads will Continue to arrive at. and depart from, tbe western hank of the ' Schuylkill, between which point and the city all passengers, baggage and express packages are transferred by omnibuses, wagons, and coaches. There is some local travel over the road, but it has greatly fallen off, people residing alone the line of the railroad being afraid to venture away from home for any length of time, or tor any distance, lhe running of passenger and freight trains and the move ment of coal trains on the main line was re sumed yesterday. FREIGHT TRAFFIC PROCEEDING AS USUAL. Freight shipments are made to all points on the main line and branches There are no ' shipments over the Lehigh Valley Railroad owing to the strike on that road. Goods are shipped over the East Penn Railroad to Allen - town, but can go no further East. Freight for New York is shipped via Philadelphia, and freight for Harrisburg is sent around by way of Auburn, on the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad. There were considerable movements of freight yesterday, which will be largely increased during to day. During the late troubles the freight depot was kept closed and securely guarded. At night time it is guarded by the pickets of the U. S. Regulars. boine orders ot our large manufacturing establishments having been delayed by the troubles in this city, will be filled this week, and the shipments made as quickly as possible. SALUTARY PRESENCE OF THE U. 8. REGULARS. The presence of the U. S. Regulars in this city has had a salutary effect, and has been the meaus of restoring order. The troops have garrisoned tbe Philadelphia and Read - r"m." , ' re they remain quar - roH I ho 'UKularfl - fm .,. a un,o Newport, aud Boston, and were at Philadel phia several days belore coming here, luey are fully armed and equipped, and have been provided with rations tor twenty days, lhey were provided with meals yesterday by the railroad company, and were bountifully sup - plied without having had occasion to draw 1 upon their rations. The troops will remain here as loug as their presence may be consid ered necessary by the railroad officials, and will not be sent away so long as there is any likelihood of another outbreak. The report that they would leave in a few days for Harrisburg is denied. THE DEPOT UNDER MILITARY RULE. The depot is at present under military rule. No persons are permitted to enter except employees of tbe railroad company, and travelers desirous of going away in the trains. There are sentinels on duty at all the entrances, as well as stationed at different places along the galleries and around the depot. Guards are relieved at regular hours by the Officer ot the Day, and military rules and tactics are rigidly observed. The troops are encamped on the main platform, where they have spent the last two nights. They say they can sleep better on the hard planks of the platform, than iu the damp Mexican marshes where the water strikes through wetting them to the skin, as was the experience ot some ot the troops, who were recently along the Mexican border. The soldiers are communicative, and answer all questions promptly, being ready to give any desired information to the uninitiated relative to the military requirements of the regular service. A number 01 tne non - commissionea officers and privates were in the city yesterday on passes, and were a target for many eyes as they passed up and down the streets. Several of the officers were entertained last evening by friends at tbe Mineral Springs. ADDITIONAL NAMES OF WOUNDED. Additional names of persons wounded by the shooting of Monday night are being constantly reported, still further increasing the terribte list. The following cases were reported yes terday : iienry Murray, INo. biz Maple street, com pound fracture of bones at the foot, caused by a bullet wound. Samuel Berkilet, Sixth street near Laurel, horrible wound of left arm at the elbow joint; no fracture of bones. Isaac Diefenderfer, aged 30 years, employed on the Joseph Levau farm at Jackson wald, Exeter township, was shot through the right shoulder. He was taken home after his wound had been dressed by Dr. W. N. Davis. OFFICER BUPP'8 LEG AMPUTATED. The condition of Policeman Ludwig Rupp who had lhe bones of his left leg shattered by a niinnie ball, on Monday evening, was found to be such yesterday morning as to require amputation of the leg at a point about seven inches above the ankle. Dr. II. Landis, assisted by Drs. C. E. Shoemaker, M. Luther, and D. B. D. Beaver performed the operation, and the patient is now doing well. The unfortunate officer suffers great pain, and amputation was necessary to save his life. He was the tallest man on the police force, a brave soldier during the late war, is a prominent member of the G. A. K , and one of the most efficient and reliable police officers that this city has ever had. CONDITION OK SOME OF THE WOUNDED. Mr. Harry W. Corbil, member of the School Board from the first Ward, is wounded piuch more seriously than was at first reported, and is now lying in a critical condition at his residence, JNo. o'Q Boutb f iftli Btreet. He was shot through the thigh, sustaining a compound fracture of the femur, a dangerous wound. Strong hopes are entertained by his physician, Dr. a. L,. Jiurta, or saving his leg, and the patient was reported last evening in a comfortable condition. Allen Mills, residing at No. 235 Spruce street, who was wounded through the lower por - tiop of the leg, was reported to te doing poorly last evening. There is a great amount of nervous disturbance, and the patient sliders severely. Thomas H. Gwinn, plasterer, No. 145 North Third street, who was shot in (he left arm at f he elbow, it was feared would lose the limb, but efforts are bejng tnade to save it, although (t will ever hereafter be stiff at the joint. CHESTER SOLDIERS FOR READING. ' Company F, of the Eleventh Regiment, lo cated at Oxford, has been ordered to report at ! Reading. The company numbers fifty men, under the comrjand of Captain Ingram. Phila. Evening Bulletin. . 4Ta A 16TH REGIMENTS ORDERED TO PHILA. The Allentown Chronicle says that the Fourth Regiment has been ordered to Phil t - delpbia and will be relieved by regulars. The Sixteenth Regiment has also been ordered to Philadelphia. THREAT TO BURN R. R. BRIDGES A special dispatch from Hamburg last evening to the Times and Dispatch says : " A rumor that strikers will attempt to destroy the three large bridges near Port Clinton is circulated. A number of armed men are now guarding this section." CONDITION OF THE WOUNDED POLICE OFFICERS. Officer Jones, the most seriously wounded member of the police force, was somewhat improved last evening, and hopes are entertained for his ultimate recovery, although his condition is extremely critical. Officer Haggerty is bearing up nobly, and it is hoped that he may not meet with Officer Rupp's fate, and lose hiB leg. Ulhcer Mart has a frighttui flesh wound which will require a long time to heal. The wound is in the thigh, and not calf of the leg, as heretofore reported. The ball grazed the bone, and tore a fearful hole in the hVsh, Officer Odenweller is also improving,' uUhough weak from Iun large loss of blood. His wound is very severe, although no bone was fractured. common councilman harden not wounded Mr. Davis P. Harden, member of Common Council of the Fourth Ward, who was reported at this i ffice as having been wounded in the foot, was not in the vicinity of the fir ing, having been at his store, Sixth and Franklin streets, at the time, and was accordingly not wounded. soldiers missing and not heard from. A number of soldiers, members of the 4ih Regiment, have been missing since Monday night, and have not been heard from. Capt. Darius G. Rhoads, commanding Co. I, 4th Regiment, of Slatington, telegraphed last evening to Chief Cullen that Corporal L. M. Perry, of his company, was uiissinp, and desired to know whether " any bodies of soldiers had been found near Sev enth and Penn." Several members of the Hamburg company are also missing. It is known that a number of soldiers broke ranks and ran, throwing away their muskets, soon after the firing commenced on Monday night. Four soldiers were seen running up Elm street, in the direction of Mount Penn, at a break - neck speed. Several uniforms have also been found, which had been exchanged for citizens' dress. HAMBURG SOLDIERS RETURNED HOME. A large number of the privates belonging lo Company E, of Hamburg, have returned home in detachments, some of them without their muskets. The remainder of the company is at Allentown with the Fourth Regiment, under command of Cap!. E. F. Smith. It has been reported that the 4th and 16th Regiments have been ordered to Philadelphia. READING RIFLES RECOVERING THEIR ARMS. Capt. A. P. Wenrich and Lieut. B. B. Weid - ner, of Company A, Fourth Regiment, (Reading Rifles) have been engaged for the past two days iu hunting up the rifles stolen from their armory ou Monday night. At 4 p. m. yesterday all but thirteen had been returned, or captured. During the evening Officer Lotz recovered three rifles, one taken from a boy at No. 350 North Eleventh street, another found in Maitland street, between Chestnut and Franklin, and the third found in Wunder Btreet, between Chestnut and Franklin. Chief Cullen also captured one of the rifles yesterday afternoon, leaving nine still to be heard from. The guns are valued at 45 apiece, and Capt. Wenrich is under $4,000 Itall Am tlioir ettfe - keeping. BROKEN KJH.fc txlUHU IN A UUl ir.tt. A rifle and three bayonets were found iu the gutter on Penn street below Eighth on Tuesday morning, and were yesterday recovered from a party residing in the neighbor hood, who had taken them in charge. Tbe stock of the rifle was broken off, and the barrel was twisted in two different directions. An examination of the breech showed that the rifle had not been fired off. The weapon is numbered 3,101, and is supposed to have belonged to lhe company from Portlaud, Northampton county. RIFLES OF THE HAMBURG COMPANY LOST. A number of rifles belonging to the Hamburg company are missing, aud the officers of the company did some telegraphing in regard to them yesterday. Officer Giles found a num' - er of rifles at different places around the depot, where they had been thrown by soldiers. AN OFFICER'8 CLOTHINU LOST. Captain Scott, of the Portland company, 4th Regiment, lost his valise in the " deep cut" on Monday evening, which contained a dress coat and a number of valuable articles. It is supposed to have been torn to pieces by the inluriated people after the slaughter. APPBARANCE OF THE READING RIFLES ARMORY. The interior of the Reading Rifles Armory has been completely gutted. Seven uniforms were torn to pieces, the accoutrements and knapsacks were carried away, and a number of them destroyed, the large stove in the armory was upset, and other damrge was done. ARMS OF THE READING ZOUAVES SAFE. The arms which formerly belonged to the Reading Zouaves were captured by the police in the basement of tbe building on South Seventh street, (Bard's Row,) formerly occupied by Capt. Coller as a saloon. The muskets are in possession of the city authorities, and will be used wheuever occasion requires. READING RIFLES TO BE PLACED UNDER ARREST. It was also reported late last evening that the officers and members of the Reading Rifles will be placed under arrest for their neglict to obey orders and report for duty at Allentown. Some of the officers have been arrested and released on parole. In justice to the commissioned officers it must be slated that they made every effort to get out their men, but the greater portion of them refused to respond. ARREST OF ALLEGED RIOTERS. Warrants were yesterday issued for the arrest of persons charged with inciting to riot, and were placed in the hands of ( hid Cullen and Detective Lyon to make the arrests. These officers were supported by a qnad of htteen members of thet oal and Iron 1'olice under Capt. Linden. By two o'clock in the afternoon three arrests had been made: Thomas Kendall, Barney Hagan, and Henry Ribble, better known ss "Codger" Kibble, who were taken before Alderman Mengel and committed to prison in default of $l,0iH) bail. THE SEARCH CONTINUED. The search for alleged rioters continued until six o'clock last evening, without intermission, Dy wnicn time me. loiiowmg additional arrests had been made: Henry E. Seiders. in whose possession was found one of the guns taken from the Readiug Rifles' armory; and a man Known as Long lorn. Both were committed in default of bail. William Malloy was arrested by Serireaut Kissinger tl half - past ten o'clock last niirht on Fifth street, charged with inciting to riot, and will have ft hearing this morning. A WOULPBE "SPECIAL POLICE" ARRESTED. Albert Bechtel. residing on Wood street between Franklin and Chestnut, reported last nigni at tne mayors omce, to be sworn m as a special police officer, when Chief Cullen placed him atonoe under arrest, on thecharge of tearing up rails 6n Seventh street. Bail in f2,000 was demanded by the Mayor, in default of which the defendant stands committed. WALT. LEV AN SURRENDERS. Mr. Walton G. Leviu, having heard that j warrant had been homed against him. he ni pea red before Alderman Mengel, anil entered bail in $1,000 to appear at Court, his father, jihuiu 11. 4jvyu, i - aq., uaviug uecome 11 is surety. OTHER ARRESTS MADE DURINO THE DAY. James McSorley and " Corey" Freeman were arrested yesterday by Officers Riland and Lotz, on suspicion of having been concerned in the recent disturbances. Chief Cullen arrested shortly after five o clock yesterday morning three boys, named William Nelson, Henry Garrett, and Joseph Mellon, hailing from Port Carbon and Potts - ville, on the charge of distributing matches and behaving suspiciously, lhey were de tained. Officer Weidner arrested a stranger named John Sweeny at Front and Penn streets, who was nourishing a seven - shooter at the Harrisburg bridge, and declaring that all the V. S. regulars would be dead men by morning. He was locked up. Joseph Becker, whose forehead looked as if it tiad been wounded by a pistol ball, was ar rested for drunkenness, disorderly conduct, vagrancy and suspicious conduct, and com mitted to prison for six months. Edward McGouigle, a one - legged stranger, was arrested by officer Lotz on suspicion. The accused behaved in a strange manner, and it is alleged was one of a disorderly gang, that was operating on Kissinger street on Tuesday, threatening and intimidating. ALL SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS TO BE AR RESTED. The police force, including the thirty - five siecial officers just sworn in, have received orders to arrest all parlies who can give no proper account of themselves. All good and law - abiding citizens will also be requested by the police 10 avoid collecting 111 crowds THE ENTIRE CITY PATROLLED. The bridges and all avenues of approach to the city were patrolled la - st night. The Lancaster and Harrisburg bridges were guarded as well as the Centre and Perkiouieu turnpikes, and other roads leaoing from the city, were well guarded. All persons going eilber in or out of the city were questioned, and required to show good reasons for being permitted to proceed. MORE ARRESTS TO BE MADE. A number of arrests, it is expected, will be made to - day, and the authorities expect to get all who have been in any manner identified with fomenting the recent disturbances, or being engaged in them. The citizens who have responded to Mayor Evans call for volunteers, will respond whenever called upon. CITIZENS PATROL. Following is a lilt of citizens who have vol unteered their services to protect property, whenever tlr - y may be called upon by the Mayor : W Murray Weidman. F R Sehmucker, (ieorgo Drumm, William L Krebs, H K Hawmiui, James Lord. II It Muhlenberg. K H West, Henry S Eckert. Issue Kekeit, f jevi H Liess, l - iavis V Harden. Jesse Or Hawley, Daniel 1) Jjerch, W S Monver, Thos liSilchter, Vt r Muhlenberg, liustav A Endlieli, isivei Cleaver. '1 homas B O'Brien, J K Kurtz. R U Hide, .oiiis DeH Kunn, John B Dampman, Henry A Tyson, II 1. Miller, U 8 Meiuel, M A Khoads, L H Cooper, E W Fox. I) McM (ireug, H M Keim, 1 b nun. (reo B Commrd, J L B - iwraan, r iank C bmink, H Weieel. V F Walter. A L Royer, Thomas C Leinbach, a i' vteuncn, P rC Joh. K B Hichter. Hiram Kirk. S M Meredith, . I) Efichroeuer. John FSuiith, T O Yarriiuiton, Jr John F Ancoua, Joseph V Kendall, Kenry Saumlers. Samuel L Kurtz, Peter Vt caver. K Scholl, J Famau, T Yardley Brown, (ii o M Graeff. J H Sternberg!!, A (j Green, uaviri uriuoniioui. II hppimmer, Horatio Trt xler, Henry Bushuug, J N Hunter, .Samuel L Young, P M Ziegler. Albert R Durham, W Lord Cornwell, John S 1 earson, J T Valentine. G J Willson. J IUk'huuhu, S R Rittenhouse, Geo K Wbitner: l.evi outer. Harry Muuld. John Maltberger, C E Sehroeder, r i) wanner, HtrMi'e'W'wi; , w ii Medowau, H K Heillx. Win II lxtehant. C N Farr, Jr Vt C Heaenck, C M Decbanl. Jas A O'Reilly. Chas M Rieder, John B Brooko, Daniel R Clyiuer. PROGRESS OF THE CORONERS INliUK - ST. The Coroner's Jury continued their labors yesterday of vitwiug the bodies of lhe remain ing victims ot the recent tragedy, ns lollows: Ludwie llotfman, JNo. J07 (Jlicslniil street, aged 23 years, married, leaves a widow and one child ; Howard Cramp, 324 South Kighth street, aged 18 years, single ; John A. Wunder, 1114 f ranklin street, aged 21 years, single; Lewis Alexander hiaenhower, 104s beuuers Court, aued 27 year - , leaves a widow, but no childreu ; John H. Weaver, 7 10 North Ninth street, aged 34 years, leaves a widow and three small children ; John A. Cassidy, 222 Reed street, aged 31 years, leaves a wife and lour small children. 1 tie bodies 01 tne omer vie liins, Trace, Schaeffer, Nachtrieb and Fisher, were viewed on Tuesday. Iu addition lo the evidence already taken, Coroner Goodhart has summoned a large num ber of citizens to appear before the jury Ibis evening at half past seven o'clock at the Mayor's office, lo give their evidence iu the matter, in order to ascertain, if possible, the parlies responsible for the sad slaughter of Monday night. FUNERALS OF THE VICTIMS. The funerals of Weaver, Hoffman, Nach - frieh, Fisher, Trace, and Cramp will takfe place at different hours to - day ; the funerals of Cassidy and Eisenhower to morrow ; aud of Wunder ou Saturday all from their late residences. Schaefler's remains will be interred at the poor house by direction of the county authorities. Tbe Wenlber To - ftnjr Washington, July 26. LuIiaUioiu Jr Thursday in the Middle Sinks: Rising barometer, north and ti est winds, cooler, clear weather. IIAKIKAIVI'T AND HANCOCK. Their Prnmed Trip Over the I'enu fcylvaiil KMIiroHU, Washington, July 23. The strike ah sorbs all other questions. A large number of dispatches were received by the Secretary of War from General Hancock and other otti cers. The dispatches from Pennsylvania in dicale tbat the violence in that State is under control, and it is believed order will be fully restored in a few days by General Hancock. In one of his dispatches General Hancock an noiim es the return of Governor Hartranft aud his purpose to accompany lhe Governor, to day, on a trip over the Pennsylvania Railroad, with a view of meeting the strikers at various points and trying to persuade them to refrain from all acts of lawlessness. t'realtlenl llje Will I'resrrvu fence Washington, July 25. The President has read a great many telegrams and lelters to - day asking what tbe Government proposes to do in regard to the strikers. The altitude of the Administration is tersely expressed in a dis patch sent by Secretary Evarts to a prominent resident of New York to - day as an answer to one of these inquiries : ''The President will exhaust all constitutional means to suppress disturbance, preserve the peace and protect property.'' Collector Tn I ton's I'ncerlnlnty. Washington, July 25. A letter has been received from Collector Tulton, asking the Seo retary of tbe Treasury that the report in his case be made special. Tbe Secretary of the Treasury has directed that the Custom House Commission shall use their own discretion as to the time and manner of the report on all the questions connected with this investigation Penan. Item. NtMle Conveutlon Post polled. Harrisburg, IV, July 25. The Demo' cralic Slate Convention has been postponed from tbe 8th until the 22nd of August. UNDER THE RED FLAG. MOBS AT Al.TOONA A H AKKISBUBO. Three laya or Terror and Turbaleaee Soldiers Jeered, Mtoned Md fired Into - Extracts from Private Letter. The reign of terror inaugurated during the past week extended to every important railroad town in this State, and the sights and scenes of this period were terrible in the extreme. Tbe following extracts from a private letter will give some idea of the situation at Altoonaand Harrisburg on Saturday and Sun day last. THREE DAYS OF TERROR. Thank God I we are in Harrisburg safe. You can have no idea of what we passed through by the accounts in the papers. They do not tell the half. For three days we have had so much excitement in Altoona that I could not sleep. The depot, streets, and the porches of the Logan House have been filled by roughs; me worsi loosing men 1 ever saw. many ot them were strangers. The employees have been very quiet and good - humored, but very firm. All the front windows had to be keDt shut, and we felt it almost unsafe to be in the dining - room. The first outbreak was when the tirst soldiers passed through. Thev were fed from the hotel with sandwiches and coffee in buckets, and we thought that they would have no opposition, but they were kept by the train being UNCOUPLED TIME AFTER TIMS f , iy strange men. Finally thev eot off b a. lucky chance. The next train did not fare so well. It bore the Black Hussars Company. When the strikers beat the engineer and tried to pull him off, the soldiers came out and made a Hue on each side of the engine and protected it. When it started thev threw their guns into the train and jumped on. The mob fired pistols on them, killing one man and woumung several otners ; irom tbat time there was no quiet, one rush after another was made. On Saturday morning four hundred soldiers arrived from Philadelphia, one colored regiment, one white and 40 of the City Troop. They were sent to open the round - house.which was locked up with all the freight engines. Whilst lhey were slandina there the white regiment and the colored one handed their GUN8 AND CARTRIDGES TO THE 8TRIKHR8. and said that they had not come there to shoot tailoring men. 1 bis left a very few more than the City Troop. The mob then eot no on the high iron bridge, just above the house, and teased the troopers, callingthem pretty soldiers, too pretty to hurt, and telling them that they had tifieen hundred revolvers in their crowd. They begged them to go home, offering them an engine and cars, but telling them that not one of them would be left alive if they attempted to go west. They then let them come to the hotel to dine. They felt that they were in a very tight place. We heard that a train was coming through, and I thought we had better come at once, even on a risk. We bad A FRIGHTFUL TIME 8TARTTNG. The disaffected soldiers piled into the first two cars and we found a few through passengers from the West on the Pullman. The depot was crowded with men, screaming and yelling and trying to force themselves into the car. We flew fairly, at fiftv - four miles an hour, and the road seemed to be lined with men, for we flew past the stations so quickly. At Huntingdon there was some trouble, For awhile we thought we would be lorn in pieces, lhe strikers mounted the engine and uncoupled it dozens of times, and at last refused, positively to let the train go, after keeping us sitting there, in the midst of that infuriated mob, for two hours. We were perfectly powerless, unarmed, and expecting every moment volleys of balls through the windows. At last the Pullman conductor came and told me to get out, that he would try to get us through, and we had to walk the whole length of that long depot, all the side doors being locked. When we reached the hotel they told us the mob had torn all the soldiers THAT WOULD NOT FIGHT AGAINST THEM out of the cars and told them lo walk to Philadelphia, for the train should not go. About three o'clock this morning the engine and mail started, but they havt not been reported yet. They will have hot times here. There are 80U soldiers in lhe arsenal, and there will no doubt be trouble. I have had enough of it. I would rather walk than go over tbe road again and spend another such four days. Kailrond Bridge Falls - Four Men Billed wo rntaiiy aud winera Herlousij Wouuded. Cincinnati, O., July 25. The middle span of the Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Narrow Gauge bridge, ovr the Little Miami river, about 2 miles above Linwood, and within ten miles of this city, fell yesterday afternoon, precipitating 15 laborers a distance of 45 or 50 feet. Three were instantly killed, another has siuce died. Two others are fatally injured and eight more or less severely wound ed. The accident is attributed to to the weak trestle work failing to sustain the superstructure. Ohio tkemoeratlc Slate Ticket. Columbus, O., July 25. The Ohio Demo cratic State Convention met here to - day. K. M. Bishop was nominated for Governor, and Gen. Jabez W - Fitch for Lieut. Governor. STATE NEWS. Horse thieves are troubling the citizens of Clearfield county. Judge Kirkpatrick, of Pittsburg, is going on a little trip to Colorado. It is proposed to elect a postmaster for the town of Mercer, by popular vote. A sign iu Harrisburg bears the following inscription : "Chair Gaining Done Here." Fulton county will this fall have the first fair it has had for a period of ten years. Many persons who do not prosper in Lycoming county are going to Kansas to live. The wheat crop of Fraukliu county is this year estimated at a million and a quarter bushels. J. K. Diirborrow, of Huntingdon, is going to stnri a country newspaper advertising agency iu Philadelphia. The mi ney order business at the Titusville Pott Office during the last six months amounted to J42.785.64. Pauperism is on the increase in Erie county, there being more applicants lor relief at the Almshouse than can be accommodated. Several of the oil wells in the Bullion District of Pennsj Ivania have been drilled through the saud, aud are pumping moderately. The First Ward Market House, South Bethlehem, is struggling to keep itself out of the clutches of the Sheriff, but with indifferent success. The Chambersburg Council is of the opinion that it doesn't pay to keep the public fountain running, and so, like the average politician at this season it is dry. Small initial frames enclosing cards containing the names of parlies who hold keys will shortly be attain. d to the fire alarm boxts in tbe city of Pittsburg. ' The workmen at one of the Mahanoy City collieries have resolved that hereafter when a funeral of one of their number occurs they will stop work only for one - half day to attend the funeral, and that every one working in or about the colliery shall contribute a half day's wages to the widow or parents or whoever is authorized to receive it. It has hitherto been customary to lose two tar three days on these occasions.