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X p .WB0NK8DAT, JUNE 17 1868. H , ' THE BREADSTUFF! TEASE. J The decline in the price of breadstuffs at this season is ! something that might have been expected from the generally favorable accounts of the crops in all parts of the world. In both England and America the tendency is downward " in nearly all grades of flour, with a very limited demand. , In both countries the trade is chiefly confined to local and im mediate wants, with a Dressure to sell on the part of holder. This tendency has seriously affected values, the decline on wheat in England during the week end' ing May 80th being 7 shillings sterling in London, , and 9s. in Liverpool. This decline is partly accounted for by the farmers selling their reserved stock under the influence ot the prospects of large sunnlies from the arrow - ins? crops. Large supplies have also reached England from abroad. Recent returns show 247 grain vessels en - route to England, against 178 at the same time last year. This is exclusive of the supplies by steamer which ,are now employed in the grain trade with the Black Sea and the Russian possessions. The result is that the maximum of prices has been reached in England, and quotations are lower; with indications of a still greater decline as the season advances. As the same influence are in operation on both sides of the Atlautie, the American markets present nearly the same features as the Euglish. The almost instantaneous transmission of quotations on either side by the cable causes tho markets to respond to each other almost immediately, and prevents any marked discrepancies on this side the Atlantic; however there is an indisposition on the part of holders to accede to the terms of buyers; who are holding off for a reduction. New Southern flour begins to come forward in small lots. The harvest in the Gulf States has commenced, and the indications are most favorable. At St" Louis, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans and other markets supplies of new Southern flour have been received. The harvest will soon extend northward from the Gulf line. A shade of anxiety has been manifested respecting the effects of the recent rold rain storms on the crops. ' The future of the crops depends so entirely on the weather that conjecture is useless. The crops are now in a condition M'hen unseasonably cold and wet weather must tell very injuriously. In some of the "Western States the wheat has been forced prematurely and has lodged. But this is probably exceptional. From the increased breadth of wheat sown in every State, and from the advanced condition of the crops, we are warranted in anticipating a wheat harvest equal at least to the most prosperous year, and probably considerably in excess. Corn will probably be late and deficient. The effects of favorable harvest in the new and new world upon the American trade is a matter of no slight interest. With the prospects of a supply largely in excess of the home demaud the questiouof . the disposition of the surplu " becomes important, ' England is the chief grain purchasing country in the world, and until within a recent period that country was the principal purchaser of our breadstuff's. We could always calculate upon disposing of all our surplus )if adslufls to that country. For several years previous to 1802 the United fctate supplied about two - thirds of all the breadstuffs imported by Gi - eat Britain. In 1803 the proportion of American breadstuff was still larger. At AVokk. The House on Monday passed the following resolution: ' Hawked, That in the judgment of the House it will inflict a serious loss in the national revenues to delay the revision of the taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco until theeanie can be accomplished by a general revision of the entire revenue system, and the Committee of Ways and Means is hereby instructed to report without delay separate bill for there vision of the taxes on tho manufacture and sale of distilled spirits and tobacco. The resolution passed by the decisive vote of seventy - nine yens to sixty nays. Had Major Getz, our representative, been in his seat the Whisky King would have counled sixty - one nays. During the discussion Mr, Butler, in answer to one of tho members, said; "If this bill is kept where it is, no bill touching whisky and tobacco can be passed. ", Wo sjay here uselessly, object - tessly, and for no purpose, and we yield every other interest to put along a bill which every one knows cannot be passed. Are we ready to do that? When gentlemen threaten me with responsibility for doing this, I say I am willing, nay, desirous to take the responsibility, and so fs every one who votes with me. We take it because we tliiijk this is a useless experiment, and we want to go to something practicable. We on this side of the House, on this question have no pride of opinion ;no love of offspring; no mutual "you scratch my back aud J'll (tickle your elbow" contrivance. We stand directly on the question of practical legislation. We want to uast something that we can pass not to spend time on something we cannot pass. It is on that pro opo - tliis sition that we stand in support or resolution." Dangerous Counterkeitm. Counterfeits $100 National hank notes are in circulation. They are exceedingly well executed, and will deceive the majority of persons In whose hands they full, The engraving is very good,and the printing as perfect as it could be done. These notes re on the Central National Bank of New Vork, and on the Ohio National Bank of Cincinnati. Twenty dollar bills altered from flvei on the First National Bank of Boston arc also in circulation, A Sinotjlab Encounter. At Pcslh, Hungary, the Count d'Andrassy gave a ball a fortnight ago, at which the Emperor Francis Joseph was present. Among tho distingulscd guests were Fulszky utid Klapka.aud at least a doxen Hungarians whoso death warranto were signed by the Emperor a fW years ago. In 184ft the Emperor himself was hanged in cf by itlut patriots who followed these leaders. The burial or the hatchet, however, was complete. The Hungarians forgot their enmity, Francis Joseph dismissed his lib Jeeling towards his reljels,and everything - was .comfortable. The millenlum approaches in Austria and Hungary. PbJladefe pma Diiueun oi Monday evening sajs: f "The Grand Jury of the United States District Court, in their recent presentment, added the weight of their testimony to the almost universal opinion that the high tax on whisky is a prolific source of misery ana corruption, wnuo it utterly fails in its object of yielding an adequate revenue to the Government. The presentment very truly and pithily says "The high tax does not diminish the consumption in drinking. Fraudulent distillation does not cheapen it to consu mers for drinking purposes,neither in the alcoholic form for the arts or artisans,for medicinal purposes, compounds, tinctures, lotions, &c; neither for cosmetics and the various preparations of cologne water, the importation of which,from the high price of alcohol, is vastly increased. These uses last enumerated probably consume as much whisky as is drunk. . Tho money, it is believed, made bv this fraudulent distillation goes into the pockets of these trafflcers instead of the Government." There is no subject before Congress that is more pressing than tho tax on distilled spirits,and with all honest men in the country who ;are familiar with the practical workings of the law. in favor ofa reform that is only opposed by the iniquitious Whisky Ring, there should be no hesitation at effecting such legislation as will break up this terrible source of corruption." ' ; We of Berks county, where it is sup posed tho Ring has full sway, agree with the Bulletin, and demand from Congress a reduction in price so as to protect those of our distillers who desire to be honest. BllOWNLOW ON THE PRESIDENT AND the Tenessee Democracy. Gov. Brownlow, of Tennessee, has been giving las views to the public through the irre sponsible medinm of "a talk with a correspondent." The correspondent merely pumped, but Brownlow talked with his old freedom, so that it was not very hard work to get at his "views." He spoke of Andrew Johnson, with the same fanaticism, partisan bitterness and hate which have characterized him heretofore. After declaring that Mr. Johnson "would never willingly live out of office," he said of him in this connec tion: ; , "His services to the rebel aristocracy since he became President have fully squared off their old accounts against him, and he will henceforth be their fa vorite. He is a dangerous man." .., Of the Tennessee democracy Gov. Brownlow also charitably says: "Andy Johnson's reeeni triumph over the loyal sentiment of the country has inspired them with hopes of political supremacy, and roused them to new and unwholesome activity, iney are now seriously contemplating a movement for the overthrow of the State government. We have many troubles ahead, and much of our work is to be done over again. At present they intend calling a State convention for framing a new constitution, but I will summon the legislature in extra session before the day appointed for their pretended consti tutional convention to meet, and l will call out the loyal militia; and we will see who will hold possession of the capi - tol!" , r. Antiquity of Sun Dials. The Chi nese, who seem to have been foremost in scientific researches, were the first to at tempt to measure time. According to their historical books, the Emperor Font who lived 2,952 years before the commencement of our era, studied the celestial bodies with great attention. Eleven centuries before Jesus Christ, a Chinese philosopher, Chcu - Kong, is said to have made some observations of stars, but this assertion is unsupported by reliable evidence, and Dclamore has cast serious doubts upon it. The idea of dividing the day into equal parts by means of the suns diurnal motion, is very ancient, and the first contrivance of the kind probably consisted of sticking a spear into a plane surface. Archaeologists are of the opinion that the obelisks of the Egyptains were nothing more than immense gno - niocs. Pliny informs us that the first who ever erected any was a King of Palmyra, ow Balbeck, of the name of Mitre, ' Diogoues Laerllus attributes the invention of sun - dials to Anaximander, B. C. 010, but it is certain the gnomon was shown before that period. Bcrosis or Bcrlisusha, a Chalone philosopher (B. C. 445), constructed one which he called a "hemicycle." Next in order follows Aristarchus, of Samos, (B. C. 201), who iuvented another, consisting of a hemisphere surmounted by a disc. The lower extremity of a vertical pin was placed in the centre ofa spheric segment; ai.d a circular arc. divided into two several parts, marked the angle made by the solar rays and the perpendicular. Fifty years later, Eratosthenes used this instrument, cnWvd'scapee, tQ calculate the earth's diameter. During the first Punic war, Marcus Valerous Mcssala found a gnomon at Catania. Thinking it would do quite as well at Rome as there, he sent it to the capital,, and was rather disappointed at learning that it would not apswer, Twelve years 1m - fore our era, Marcus Manius constructed a sun - dial in the Campuj Maritus.' It consisted of an obelisk, surmounted by a gilt sphere, which marked tho hours by menus of sliadows. An Entire Congregation Poisoned at a Lpvs Feast, A. letter to the Chicago Tribune, dated at Napervlllc, 111., June 10th, sajs: "Never before in the history of Najx;r - ville was such an excitement created as on last Sunday evening, when it was reported that the entire congregation of the Dunkard Church, who were celebrating a love feast, had been poisoned by eating meat prepared in a copper kettle and allowed to remain there until the metal had become oxydized. Nearly every one in the village had a friend cr a relative in attendance, and consequently there was a general rush for the church in question. Upon entering the building the scene which met their gaze verified the reports In different portions of the church were the sufferers, some sitting up, others lying down, the latter twisting themselves into all sorts of positions, rolling around the floor, and all apparently Buffering the most excrutiating pain. "Medical assistance was at once summoned, but, as It was very limited, considerable time elapsed before all could be attended to. The stomach pump wns brought into requisition, end those who gave evidence or suffering the most were considerably relieved by its use, It was found upon actual count tnat no less than 130 were more or less aflected, the major portion, however,but slightly,thcy having partake i) of but a small quantity tf tho food. About to only were found to be ill a dangerous condition. These were removed to their homes, and eycry attention paid thcm.aud before morning many of thnn were out of danger. Those who were but slightly afleoted,with some little assistance, got home, ami in a short time were entirely recovered, "It seems that the members were cel. cbratlng a love feast On Saturday Jast a quantity of meat was cooked in a coi - per kettle. About one - half of it was eaten that day, and the remainder allowed to remain in the kettle until Sunday, on account of there being no other plate to keep it Some of the sufferers did not recover for two or three days, but now all are pronounced out of danger." The Whisky Tax. The A Strange and Melancholy In - ciDENT.i - It wj". be remembered by ma - uy oi our readers now a scnooner, com - i tided, by Captain Alexander James, left East river, in Mathews county, on the 7th of December last, with a cargo of corn,' bound for Baltimore, and in a gale, on the 9th of the same month, was lost; with all hands on board. She went down off Windmill Point, about nine miles dis tant from tho home of Cant. James.VUn - til Friday of last week, nothing to"" recall the dead and lost ever had been found, when, strange to say, the body of Capt. James, and that of one of his crew named Banks,' :weje washed ashore, on G wynn's Point, at a distance of not quite two miles from the drowned captain's home, Both bodies are in a good state of preservation, the features - particularly being not disfigured, s Their clothes were also well pre served, and the watch and spectacles of Capt. James were found on his person, When leaving home om his voyage to death, he was known to have had on his person about $800 in money. When the body was discovered, the pocket in which he had usually carried his money was found to be cut away, and the money gone. Norfolk Journal ; r' v , " , Severe Sentence. By a court - mar tial at Richmond, private James Wilson, company F, eleventh United States in fantry, charged with desertion, was found guil ty, and sentenced to make good the time lost by desertion and the expenses due the United States for his apprehen. sion; then to forfeit all pay and allowan ces which are or may become ; due him, excepting the just dues of his laundress, to be confined at hard labor, ' in ' charge of the guard, with a twelve - pound ball attached to his left leg by a chain four feet long, during the balance of his term of service; then to have his head shaved, to be indelibly marked on the left hip with the letter "D," one and a half inches long, and to be drummed out of the' service. The court recommended the poor fellow to the mercy of the general commanding, and the sentence was commuted by him to loss of pay and confinement for six months. , , ., . ,, ... Association of Cotton Manufac turers and ' Planters. The gentle men comprising the government of this association, which is intended to embrace all the leading manufacturers and producers of cotton in the United States,and which was formed in New York a few weeks since under the title of the Nation al Association of Cotton Manufacturers and Planters, held a business meeting in Boston last week. . About forty gentlemen from different cities in the Union were present. A considerable amount of business was transacted. . . . Mr. Garsed, ofPhiladelphia,advocated the introduction of better machinery in the South for ' preparing cotton for the manufacturers. ' ' . ... ... ,,; Merssrs. Bartlett, of Texas, Callender, of West Visginia, S. Baldwin, of Maryland, W. H. Baldwin, of Maryland, and Nourse, of Massachusetts, advocated the resolution and the introduction of im proved and, more simple machinery for the use of farmers. - ,, 1, - A general committee on tare was ap - pointed,and is composed of the following named gentlemen: E.i A. Straw, New Hampshire; Augustine Haines, Maine; A. S. Humphries, Mississippi; George Brodie, Arkansas; R. S. Chilton,Georgia; Daniel Pratt, Alabama ;David Callender, Virginia; Dennis B. Kelley, Pennsylvania; Charles C. Taber, New York; B. Bedford, Maryland; Samuel Bachelder, Mascachusetts, Charles Nichols, Rhode Island; John Slater, Connecticut, The President congratulated the convention on the harmony that had characterized its proceeding8,coniing as they did from sections supposed to be in direct antagonism, and declared the meeting adjourned, subject to the call of the exe cutive committee. . Labor versus Hypochondria. We should have fewer disorders of the mind if we could acquire more power of volition, and endeavor by our energy to disperse the clouds which occasionally arise within our own horizon ;if we resolutely tore the first threads of the net which gloom and ill - humor may cast around us, and make an effort to drive away the melancholy images of a morbid imagination by incessant occupation. How bcpefiuial it would be tQ mankind if this truth were universally acknowledged and acted upon, via: that our state of health, mental as well as bodily, principally depends upon ourselves. Death of a ' Venerable Colored Man, An ancient colored man, named James Powell, who was well known tq the citizens of Carlisle, Pa., apd to the numcrons students of Dickinson College ami the United States army officers at the barracks for tho last half century, died last week. He was a native of Baltimore county, Md., and . was known by the various names of "Porapey Jim," "Banty Jim," and Mr. James Bowel, the latter being his "Sunday - go - to - meeting" cognomen, of which he was not a little proud. Mexico. This unfortunate country is likely to be soon again full of commotion and bloodshed. The Ortega and Negre - te conspirators seem to bo gathering strength, while Santa Anna's filibusters arc in considerable force on the Rio Grande, ready to cross and strike at a signal from their friends. The peace of Mexico was by no means assured by tho murder of Maximilian. Greeley and England. One hun - coples of Mr. Horace Greeley's "nistory of the American Conflict" have been placed in the hands ofa London bookseller by the author, for distribution among tho most frcqnented public libraries of Great Britain and Ireland. Mr.Grecley's intention la making this gift as expressed in his letter oi instruction, is " to proffer to tho British people, through their most popular libraries, tho means of making themselves acquainted with the causes, nature, and incidents of our great struggle." . , - .( '!".! - ., ' . ,', Webster's Unabridged, New II - LUSTRATKp Edition. As the traveler at tho eternal city gazes with rapture upon tho wondcrous dome, and upon each recurring vlslf beholds something new, boh 10 new feature ho had not seen before, so it is with the Student of Webster, The ofler ono turns over its almost endless pages, the more his admiration is challenged. It would be superfluous to speak in detail of the merits of this great work; yet it would be impossible to say a word too much in its praise, , M. i New York, June W The Flour market has further declined from S10c. and is heavy. Wheat is inac live and l2c. lower. CornJs .without change but closing easier. Pats are lower and dull. Pork is Meady and quieti " Beef ts nrm. Moiaases nava oeen steady. Groceries of every other kind bave been entirely quiet. arTrrrT rTTTTJr$Tfv Th sale Include 5.000 bbls." af 7 200 7 80 for Snoerfine State). 8 10860 tor axira stale; ft! ffl(g8 SO tor Uhoice State; 6 207 80 for 8 perflne Western; 8 8 90 for Common to Medium Extra West - tero; $910 for Choice do. and $9 10'9 80 ror Shipping Brands of Round Hoop Ohio, sad 9 0013for trade brands and 1015 tor di. ijouib common in e.noice. jsxira, tue market closing quiet. "' t" - ' Rye Flour is steady. , Bales 150 bbls at 18 50f10 50. r - ,. - . ,. ... ; Cora meal is in better demand, . Sales 8.500 bbls. Western at $590; State at $575; Brandy wine at $6 25 ; Marsh's Caloric at $6. .(; im:" - KjI The wheat market is from l2c lower and dull . Sales 25,000 bushels; No. 3 at f a to; w cue uantornia at fa 70. , Rye Is heavy. Bales 600 bushels Southern at $1 96. t i :;!.'.. t fiianu . Cern is easier. - Sales 62,000 . New Western mixed at $1 08, . . Oats contiuue heavy and lc lower. Sales 88,000 bus. VV estern at 83 J. 1 Hay is without special chime, selling at 75ffi85 for shipping, aud. $1 201 40 for prime iota. , . The Removal of the Capital. General Logan failed to get a suspension of the rules for the consideration of his proposition to 'remove the capitolfrom Washington on Monday, but intends to get the matter before the House as soon as possible, with a determination to urge final action on it without delay. ,v, !" "Love of a Bonnet." The latest fashionable style of bonnet for tho bride is of white" lace7 with a curtain at the back finished with edging,' , long , and white lace, sashes caught at, .the sides with sprays of ' green leaves, . spangled with dew - drops in front, and narrow white ribbon strings that tie under the coil of hair at the back of the neck hav ing long ends that fall below the waist, From the Plains Mails Rohbed,and Mail Carriers Murdered. We are inform ed by Mr. W. II. Willey,of this city, who nag jusi reiurnea irom ort Stevenson, a Government post near the Great Bend of tne Missouri, tnat lien. De Trobriand is very apprehensive that two mail Chas. McDonald and Joseph Hamlin, who icu, x ui owvbusuu on me Kinoi May, to carry a mail to meet similar messengers iruiu x on j.ouen, nave oeen murdered by prowling Unkapapas, as the Sioux in the vicinity are called. On the 24th,two other mail carriers were sent in the same direction.) They had nearly reached the half - way station, where, exchanging mails, they usually started to return, when some 30 Indians rushed upon them from a ravine. During the melee that ensued, the pack mule Dearing the mail orone away, anu wnue the carriers were taken as prisoners to an adjacent camp, a party started in pursuit of the mule. The men were robbed of everything horses, guns and most of their clothing. ihe cmct of the party, one "Sitting Bull," was the grim host of the unfortu nate mail carriers,one of whom was Joseph Martin,8hivering with cold trom the forcible removal of hat, coat and pants, begged the chief to lend him some additional clothing. "Sitting Bull" gave him a coat, which Martin recognized as belonging to Chas. McDonald.' It had the marks of five bullets and two Indian ar rows, ana tne Indians boasted; that both McDonald and Hamlin had been killed the week before. It was now an hour or more after dart and soon the Indians returned with the fugitive pack mule and the mail, and during the confusion and . excitement, the two men escaped from the camp and concealed themselves in a willow thicket near an adjoining stream. There was a search for thorn, but they were not discovered, and toward morning they stole off, and by walking day and night reached Fort Stevenson in safety. There is no chance of recovering cither mail. , Our informant thinks that McDonald, has been a resident of Minneapolis. . About the 17th of May.the same band of Unkapapas were making demonstrations near the Fortand soma Ron snouts. employed by the Government, were sent to observe their motions. The Sioux captured one of them, robbed, strinncd and beat him unmercifully, - but finally released him, , : :;. u .. - ,, . Mr. Willev was five davs In dsrafidin( the Missouri from. Fort Stevenson to Ora - aha,in the steamer Cora the second arrival this season at Fort Benton which was returning freighted with buffalo robes. The Missouri is rising. No Indian attacks on tho downward voyage, MAll HIED TRYON DkH 4BT, In RoallnK, on the morn. '" me.mto inn., l tno residence of the bride's father, hy Kov. C. F. McCauley, J Warren Tryon, tfsq., to Mies Marie UeHart. both of th olty. .... .. , - - We wish oar frlenils a life - time of hanpl. new. DAUER HOUSUM. - On the afternoon of 15th P - Lunily.John H. Dasvr E., of Barren im, muiuK 'mury oo., 10 mas Hone, daughter of the lute X)anlel Uouuu,of Ueatllng, - "May their brighten hopes be reallzedV'in our heartfelt prayer. ' . - , i GEN'L GRANT.7eT8beJTA.Kn5 reliable Life of tho Greatest of Living Soldier. Ilv Hon J. T. Ilea lley, the Immensely popular historian of Washington, Napoleon, Micrert Moun - .ains, Farragnt. etc, for which our agents can also tako o.flert. Secure - n agency at nnce before the Hold Is taken for In - ferlor works This book Is timely, popular and obeap,snd Is selling splendidly; O - r terms aio nneio.,e,(: send at once Inrolroiilars. Address A. H. Hubbard, Publisher, 4O0 Chestnut street, Phil. .17oW. BKANDTNER Jt A USTm, II,,. - v ' A.HOHITBOTH, . ,, (From Philadelphia ) . Haer optntd an Onie at 'o. 89, . . JTorth SUIh Street, : I (UP - 9TAIK8.) n.xa.A.xaxra'G - j pbmtwa, notf. , . BENEFIT OF BILLY WEIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNK It, i j At - , . THE OPERA HOTJ8E, FRANKLIN Sr , r ;i i i AboveSnventh, ' 1 TICKETS, U.I8tf, W CENTS. CIIEGrfn.11' MATSTITVTF.,. "'" ' ' BNOMRH AND FRENCH, ' , . I FOH YOUNG LADIES, BOARDING AND DAT PUPILS, Hos. 1M7 ASD IMBSPBUCH 8TBK1.T, . . PHILADELPHIA. Will reopen on Monday, Sopt. M. French Is the language of the family and is constantly MADAME D'UEKVILLY, Prlnulpal. M8o72. ' Free Lunch! ; COMMKHCIJ(UATTKNO'CiXCK,Al , ; rw, ., At A I us , - - it is - ; LAUER'S GARDEN, Third add Chestnut Btukxti, : ' All are Invited, JACOB SCH WINK, - m - Wmted, TwoIining room girls, Apply at this office; The valu - ble store stand and large dwelling No. 817 Henn street, The Builrlli.it Is SI feet front on Penn street and in the heart of the business part of tne city. Enquire of J. SAUJiRltlKB, ..... - ?.lS - tf. 8 Penn street. J. M. DEACON. Organist of Christ church TEACHER OF PIANO and OKUAN, American House, Reading. s 7 - 3m. Wanted;' ' ' A small 2 - story house, with four or five room is wanted bv a Bmall family. App y at this Building Stone u ui ; 1 - j Persons in want of building stone for foundations, c, can have any quantity of i B GhHRrt j 6 - 6, y .Commissioner of Highways. Notice, We are now prepared to take storage in our celebrated ice house ail perishable goods at iair rates, such as dried fruits, lemons, oranges, butter ,egns, lard, fresh and smoked meals ui au sinus, aiso au goous mat are UaDietd moth. , S - 10, RHOADS A HADAEIRA. : WINDOW SHADES, CURTIN. TASSELS, f " 0IMPSAND CORDS AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. At KILTY'S Curtin 8toreV 447 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. v. Notice, r . - .fi - - .n - The Union Building and Saving Association will sell at public auction, tho remaining part of their lot, situated in North 'tenth street.nn Wednesday, the '7th day of June at eignto'oiocs p. m.,at ionn u. nermann's ui ton Hall, corner ot Penn and Nlntn streets. By order of the Board of Directors. 02. - L. KtfEMP, Secretary. For Sale. , A superior soda water fonntain,wlth all the necessary nxiures lor maniacumnK, aim in good order, lor sale cheac " ... .... ,, N. A. FELIX, 8 - 18tf. " ', Spring Garden Brewery, For Sale. , , , , . Is offered at private sale, a tract of meadow land, in Cumru township, containing eight acres and seventy - six perches, adj ining lands of Ezra Miller, John Beidler and James S, Hill, The land Is on a public road. Apply to vs - MICHAEL REIFSNYDEU, 4.22tf. 117 N - Flf h street. Valuable : .Meal Sale. Estate for The undersigned offers at private sale two building lots, situate on the West side of South Eleventh Street, between Cotton and South streets, In the city of Reading, being lots Nos. 19 and 30 of the plan of lots luid out by Ueoige Smlib, Esq. These lots will be sold at a bar gain II applied lor goon. Appiy to V. W. L. HOFFEDITZ, ljt.tf 244 Penn street. Heading, Pa Dissolution. The firm of Joseph A . Harris A Co., Plumbers and Uas rittera, Nos. 0 - n and a Court street, Reading, has thi - day been dissolved by mutual consei - t; Joseph A. Harris, having di. posed of his Interest, w thnraws rom the nrm The business will be conducted in 'he fn - ure bv the remaining members of the nrm. under the name of FRANKLIN, TILL A CO. Reading, Pa., Jnne 9th. luo9. WIRE RMLMjra - " WIRE GLOMUS For store fronts, Asylums,ftc, Iron Bedsteads Wire Webbing for sheep andf poultry yards, Brass and Iron Wire Cloth. Sieves. Fenders. Screens for coal, ores, sand, &o. Heavy Crimped Cloth for spark arresters, Landscape Wires for Windows, &c.,Paper Makers' Wires, Ornamental Wire Work, Ac, Every lhforma tion by addressing the manufacturers jn. WALttttt s, SUNS, No. 11 North rixlh street, l.SOom. . Philadelphia. ; TOf. MOHBING, Plumber, Gas and Steam Filter, No. 119 Orange Alley, between Franklin and Chestnut stre ts and N nth and Tenth street. All work In hi' line prom tly attended to at reasonable charges. A share of patronage is solioitod. - ; t SSo72, Money n"nnted by the City tf ueaang. The undersigned Committee on Finance ot the Corporation of the City ol Reading, h. empowered to borrow the sum of 8KVNTY - FIVK THOUSAND DOLLARS, For the Dnrnose of enlarrine the Water Works of the said City, and the said Committee hereby give notiue that they are prepared to issue certificates tor the same at six per cent, interest to parties loaning money to the City lor the purpose above named. Persons desirous of Investing In - this loan will apply to either of the undersigned Committee, or to n m. ueineureion, usquity Treasurer. lUBUtlUlkLttUl, D tNlEL MlU.htt, DANIEL SPUHN. I 30tf Committee on Finance NELSON'S HOTEL, Oppoiile th Reading B. P. Depot, BKOJLO STREET, PMlMi.rf. Being thnronirhlv refitted and improved, and under the propropriuiorship of Its founder, Is reaily for the a commodailonof guot - i The bouse Is the most convenient In the oitv for the citizens of Berks, Schuylkill and Mont - Komery counties. The traue of thesu coun ties is solicited. JAMES NELSON, 6 - lOotf.' '" " Pioprwtor. Attention, laxpayers All real estate and nersonul cltv taxes for 18s are to be paid to the Tieanu' - er of tne citv of Heading until the first day of Go ober. Aiicrine nrsi. iay oi August nve per cent will be added to all taxes remaining unpaid', and after the first day ot October five percent additional will be charged, and the Duplicates placed in the hand' of collector, who wil pro. oeed lo collect tne same until ihe tMrty - flrsl day of December. After t he fl at day of Un - n - ry, ist., tne Duplicates of real esliiietax 'Ilfbei ! given to the City solicitor, who win cause liens to De entered agnluat ull delln. que ts, rr and The 'Treasurer may be found during the day nd evening, at all business hours, at his of rce, in the uuy nan, corner oi riivnanu Franklin streets, mcond story Kntrance to his office on Franklin street, No. 503. WM. HkilDKNKICH, S - lo4m. Treasurer. jn.JVEJTGEL, Tinsmith and Coppersmith, JTo. S34 South Fourth SU READING, PENNA. Tin Rooting, Spouting, Ac, attended to with dispatch, and at the lowest prices. He has also the best Heater now in use. as can be shown bv certificates f om the foremost oitlzens In town. Especial attention is requested to this Heater, a thore Is nothing to be oompared toll aow in use. Qlve us a call. 6 - Uott UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE. Eighth Collection MtlHtrlttor Pa., Rbadino, Jdnr 1st, 1868. NOTICE Is hereby given to all person residing In Berks county liable to a tax on carriage!, gold or sliver plate, billiard tablos, and licenses for th tear 1MJ8, and to ino mn tax or 18117, that the assessment Is now completed, and the aloressid Taxes will be received daily by the undersigned and his deputies, at his offloo,. without penalty, until and Including Tuesday, J una sntb, next ensuing. tor All person! who fall to pay the annual taxes, above named, on or before the said S"tb day ot Jnne, 180s, will lncnr a penalty of five per contum on the amount thereof, DILLERLUTUEU, B - ui). '. , ., , Collector, . DEVLAN8 , IMPROVED ,' PATENT. COMPOSITION FOR JOURNAL BOXES Cylinder Kings, and all kinds of beariugs and .. rubbing nut'laoes. vTarranted to wear three times long as the bent quality of brass or other metal boe,aml firevenls tho out' ing of eylindsrs, heating of oiirnals and saves at least one hall ihe oil, Prepared ready for use, and put up in boxes sue pieces eaon - - ' We have ail sliea from U l"eh to l1 Inch In diameter, by y, to M Inch thick, cut runmliwe can furnish It In any shape It may he required , , I1KVL4N, w YM AN A Co. Manufacturer" and Bole Proprietors, t - is.f 64 Browlwar, N, Y Room 90, c 1 1. if f m HARDWARE STORE. - SHARTLE, H0LLEN8ACH k CO., DEALERS IN , CU T. I. E R Y , BUILDING MATERIALS &c B. Shabtlk, T. F. Hollskbaob, A. B, Scbkbtla j A - WBS., ir.A t - S.' - .ff - ' 'J 11 McGowan ft Ililtiinore, I'i QXL HOT W Yi) feiina DEALERS IN EIATlDWAnE!, CUTttRT UNt,' HOUSE FUBNISHnra GOODS, MExALSirv TIN PLATES, SHEET IRON Building Materials, SADDLERY, &c, &c, &o. No. 612 PEJTJT STREET, S 2718. READ1JTG "WESST EI 1ST ID HARDWARE STORE. Cor. Third and Penn 6tt. Opposite the Plow and Harrow Hotel, READ1NU, PA. . . JNO.M'PIGHT, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DXALia in li K D W. ARE STEEL, JfklLS, , DYE STUFFS, &C, : MERCHANT AND BAR IORN. HOLLOW WAKE,CKDAKWABI. . BRADY & COOPER, MANUFACTURERS DEALERS IN ALCOHOL, SHELLAC AND FURNITURE AND LUBRICATING OILS, JTo. 117 JTorth Front Street. rniLvMELPHMA. Wm. F. Brady, 4 - 1S.1 ' John S. Cooper HARDWARE, IRON AND ST EE L, drugs, paints, agricultural implements; ' ' Tin Plates, Wire, Grind Stones, Dye - stufls, DCPONTH ROCK t bfORTINO POWDER Sanderson and Jeeeup CAST STEEL, METALS, NAILS SPIKES, Sperm, Linseed, Lubricating - and Beat Buro - Oils, Glass, Fine Varnish, ftc. For Sale Wholesale and Retail at the Old Stand by J. L; STICHTER, 505 and 509 Penn St. fan.rVij " ,"l.Ll" ' eiOSXK LBRCB. V. D. LBRCB Geo. - Leroh'&Co. WHOLESALE & KETAIL DEALERS IV Iron, , ; Stool, Nails, Paints. Oils, Glass, tic. f lllin mill!B SULK 504 PENN SQUARE. TO BUILDERS. Revealiag Hfares and Other Bidd ing iro wrK, ' - Can btt i'rooureKl ol . MAHUF ACTURtR OF H1NOKS, Ikarl Allfg, near trankli Street, Rtading, A. JJ ,rl'nt f lllnr for Shmtw, Uate, llarim, o., eonaun ty on rand. Ail kin d to at Ue nhnrteat notice. " iMr "a wm ue promptly attend - A - IOolt ulJtjriailIun.1 ptnt bailors. Jameson & Co f CLOTHING WARKHOU8B, Cor. Sixth and fenn Sts. CLOTHING. j A ft T a ever? description IQ J .0 ii - .IBoy - naae made to order at moderate : . Butff aud PennSts. GARIBALDI SUITS, TJl.y?I hlng fo Children, in aimoei endless WHOLE . BUSINE8S SUITS, DKKS8 8U1T8, :n xa a i I S15 to 130. ' - . ; BOV8'80iT8, Cor. Sixth and ienh Bin. JAMESON & CO.. I ii 1 1 ''a ' :' GBNT'8 FUKNISH1NO GOODS of every description ' .n ..! "Old at greatly reduced , '' '" l' ! : " prioes. - . - ' ' N. X.Cor. Sixth and Penn streets SPRING OPENING ! WUNDER & STAFFORD'S '; . Z". No, 438 PENN STREET,' ;; X' ' The opening at thU clothing establishment, this Spring is one of the most elegant, extensive, and at the tame time of I, I H , i THE FINEST LOT OF Q00DS Ever brought to Beading. The stock of goods comprises the most elegant styles, which are offered the lowest prioes they will bear. Their custom work takes the lead, and gives general satisfaction to all. A call is all that is re quired. , '1 ; ; ' '. ."' .. ,!:;' - i LKVIWUNDKB. 6 - 4otf. JAM lS STAFFORD.' , SPRING 1868. GRAND OPENING OP THE BEAU MONDE, No. 543 Fenn Street. The Proprietors of the above well - known fashionable Clothing House announce to the men of Reading and Pennsylvania that they have jU9t returned from New York, with a large snd attractive line of goods in - - ' ;.;;!,): MEiYS WEAR, Of the latest and most elegant fasnionable styles to which they call their attention BUCH & BRO. 543 Penn Street. Cakes Confectioners. CAKES, CANDIES AND Confectionery. . . . SUPERIOR CAKDIES IN ALL STYLES, At wholesale to dealers at lower rates than they can be purchased in Philadelphia aid New York. . . ' ; . I am euabled to offer inducements to those who buy to sell, which will benefit them. ' . DAVID MITCHELL, No. 117 and 11 y aouth id Street, Mending s - U. - iy. - 1 IT. CLE WELL, WHOLESALE AND EBTAIL Baker and Confectioner, JVo. 607 Penn street, Reading, LARGE AND SPACIOUS ICE CREAM SALOON. Weddlne - !akes gotten uo In style. Kvenlna parties and siciahlis served witn cakes and ice cream at short notice. - akes oaked and sen to any part of the city, county or State. Om creams are pnre and of the finest flavor!. A .plenum assortment or nne, fresh small cakes always on band. svr - iease give ns a call before ordering else where. M6 STOVES, RANGES, HEATERS. WILLIAM BR DEG AM, No. MS PENN 8TBBKT, The nntlerslgn.d recpectfully Invites public named the "K JB 18 TO.V E UEi TE R, (TUBES SIZES.) The Rest MIeater Ever Introduced It burns less coal makes more heat, takes np loss room, ai d a - ivea belter satiHfactlon hun any S'tnllar Invention crerlntroluued to the puhllo. xne aavaniaieor this superior heating apparatus will be fullv eznlalimd bv l ha n onri etor, who guaraotee that bn will be ab e to satislyail whoulve blin a call that it 1. supe ri. r to any one Invented. Tub advantagrs are so manlfoid. and eo eaully eomprebendn , that It needs only 10 be seen to cun vinee the mo 1 sat - piicai. in pruoi of this he respectfully refers the pubilo, by perinlwtion, to Ihe foiiowlnii named persons, who ant now Using these beaten: tieo. K. rrlll, C D.Oeiger.Q A. Nlcolls, Jno. McHnlght, Keuheo Adam - , Jacob KautTmaii, lilandon. theOrnhana torn. ftittn,naia,iArr Mr.. J.Htevenwn.ell ft Co , Henry Johnson, Joshua Keeley, w m. Uertzei, He also In vitee attentloa to the . ; . BBATJTT TKJk.SS3f - B Which Is a l.te Improved superior range for ailing in. Its ad van twee a e. almnlioitvof arrMnuemeni and compacmexa, requiring u unm zymw uu wwinua ranges, wiin - 'Ut lessening lis oonklngcapacliyi 11 has two large ovens, both equally available at the same time and their position Issuc - h that they eaiw not fail to bake with the oiiist perfect sbm.uuI - fnnnlty and despatch. It Is capable of per - foiiulna - ion h mo a work In a lvn tlma than O'dlnary ranges, and with far greater et - o omy in the consumption of fuel, aud for which he Is the Mia agent in this Oity. Tbe range can be seen In operaiion at he Iron City Hail, S8 lnn aireeti at Peter Uo h'., ran kiln strett above "ounh,and at other Particular attention paid to ROOFiJI'V, BPQVTI,YG ' i: .1 .r ' ' 4 ; " PLASTIC 8L.ITF RGOFi.rU I Plastic Slats is soperlor to other covering, ror all kinds of building., for th fallowing among otner reason! I. It la water and air proof from t "Tt ginning, and It U as nra - brouf ordinary nlate. - . r " keps bnlldlnge warmer does not make them hut In .mnme'1 0 ln ry slate does . .. It 1. much ehenper ?!tn15in " Ot ner goo.) rooflng mteriJ . He employ, son bet ",L",'5" lVl, omers promptly executwl, end warrant! to give saUabtolloa. ..,;,.,: - a,n Mi fenn .treat. """"lrl ? a ,7 - 9000000 LW1WMMW B a fi 0 ci ffi No. 819 CHESTMTT STRIiET mm DIAL10I7DO, Pearls, Babies, Sapphires. Emeralds, Bare Aiigagemeni Kings, wedding . Kings. LOW PRICES. BAILEY & r.C0., PHILADFLPHIA. I A 3 't e "WATCHES Of the most celebrated makes. Sole ..mt. tor the grand Bold Hedal PHek phdUnl CO. time keeper, the best P , .1.. . - Watch man nfaotured. ' - LOW PRICES' BAILEY : & CO.. , 1. , PHILADELPHIA. " BHIDAL SILVSXl, For Wedding Presents, of entirely and nef artistic designs, LOW PRICES - ' , BAILEY & CO., PHILADELPHIA. PLATED WARE From the most oelebrated American and Kng liflh makers. LOW PRICES. BAILEY & CO., PHILADELPHIA. WORKS OF ART. Fine Oil Pal illngs, 8tatuary,Bronzes, Ac, io LOW PRICES. Our Stock Is unsurpassed by any establishment in tbe COUntrv. both In reirard tn nrinA and quality, our foreign importations having been neleoied with great care by one of the firm in Europe. Our wares are constantly arranged for exhibition, and strangers in the city, whether desiring to purchase or not, are cordially Invited to call and examine. - Ordcrs by mall carefully and promptly attended to - r BAJLEY & CO.. No. 819 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. N B. Designs ot silverware Ac, sent by m al HAGT'S Eagle Jewelry Store ! B. P. HA G Y, Jail, the attention of the public to his meertrr assortment of WATCBES, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, u. ivauj iwww priouB, uoiu ana 91 r Hunting Cue Watobea ot every m&ke and OBvriuiiuu. 1 - 1NI JKWBLBT of the latest patterns. " , HOLLOW SILVKBWABB FOB DRIDAL PRE8ENT8. DnsurpasBed In o,uall and fluish. CLOCKS AND MANTEL ORNAMENTS, ; (And many other articles of lntereat. AU ilOODB WABBANTEU AS RKPRESKNTKr. 4ad positively no misrepresentations m ,..e. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry neatly repaired and warranted. Bole agenoy for J. Bosendalc's oelebrated CRYSTAL SPECTACLES, Glasses adjnsted to old frames. Remember the Place, B.f.HAUY'S XAQLX X BLISHMK HT o. 17 North Kb street, opposite th Xplsoopa CAarch. leik - u. LOCAL EXPRESS! The undersigned announces to tho cltiaena of Peadlng that he is preanif with all the convenience to run a Local Express Wagon, In this city, for the accommodation of the Public. All order left at Mlabler'a Hotel, near Fourth street will be promptly attended to. 4 6 tt ; ; Jtf. S. RI.CK.Elm BRICKS. BRICKS TWO HUNDRED THOC'M IRICKS For BuildtfO Purposes, Always OD hand"" tot M,B ' Q Readin;. ' Brla n,d9 minSement formk'n h,rg a,ntl, ,he cnlng khmos. I respectfully solicits orders. Price alwsyi as low as any other person can sel then. ' n.l n w'V Mtt THOMAS ZELL. 1 rTJBHITUBX A WD FURlflTimB " WVJEXtllKUH, : ATLOWPRICES. AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL fi. I - h,J. U. KRLTt Jt . 0.. 47 BBOAtWAT, RkW TOBI. Agent for Su.AMaTi A Co,

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