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Smethport M Kean Miner (Newspaper) - December 22, 1860, Smethport, PennsylvaniaSir is i 52 t birr. Stub bits Tod j 15 i pm. Smethport m Kean co., pa., saturday dec. No. 16, i m. 1 Silow in v i a Rte Lola it u few i 0, im1--j ism Mil t Fol is pub listed every saturday by Allen Stebbins at Smethport 3kfice East Public Square. In ii a where payment delayed More own three ully Cynta additional i e charged. Hates of advertising. Advertisement. Grill be to trod m Square Oslo Loci 1 column one Joar i Jujj 00 i u u ii -2000 u 1200 1 ii month -2000 u a 10 00 to Are 3 tar Tom j a each inn Ortlon Bini Ctm card and paper one year 6 00 j9 when advertise infants Are in Nuller Typo usual eight 1 wa11 Anil communications be add Reed to Tho lob printing. The miser Osice is Nup Pleil with a Large Eiten trin Mort rent of Type nod printing material of we Are prepared to do All kinds of including books pamphlet. Circa Llara Bill curd i Iem and dupa cd and on reasonable Terma. Ceo. . Aka Ltd Stebbins. A. J. Dealer in cooking parlor and Box stoves Zinc Lead pipe pumps. Manufacturer of cop. Per tin Ami Sheet Iron Ware. Custom work done to order on the shortest notice. Orders from promptly attended to. One door West of the Astor Block Smethport is. Leo. H. Mason dealer in tin Ware Japan cd ac., West of the Public Square Smethport a. Custom work done to order on the shortest to Tice and in the Moat Baba Montial manner. P. Ford will attend to All business connected with his office. Smethport a. Was Ohio brotherhood. I saw a band of Brothers move with slow and solemn tread their hearts Are joined in ties of love in Charity were wed and types of Light Illume the Ray. Shone on the chastening Rod and in the midst wide open Lay the gospel of our god. I asked a Man of for score Yean Why after them he run t he said and melted into they fed Tho poor old he once was sick and Gad my limbs were rocked with pain they came they comforted and Clad the old Man Rose i asked a weeping widow Why she followed those before she wiped her weeping they came into my door they came when All the world besides had turned from me and they came my wants and woes to hide they gave my children i asked an orphan boy Why he his eager footsteps Bend he said they smiled on All like me they Weie my Friend before he died they clothed and fed and All on gifts they gave and when we wept for father dead they threw gifts in his grave. And such i said Are masons All friends needy poor they never View a brother s fall they never Shon his door. And though tis said they Are not virtue Aad love Are twins and the Ben Grace of Charity hides multitude of sine. They worship in the Ladge of god secret and solemn there they Bow beneath his sacred Rod and breathe a heart Felt prayer. Free masonry like woman s love is taught by private rules. So deep that should it Public prove it would be sport for fools. 8. Maffet. Jill fright Bradford m Kofu co., pa., Uriu attend to the erection and repairs of saw Mills grist a work warranted. Or. J. Darling. Olphy Liclan and surgeon snit port a. Office on King Street Teir doors Bast of the facade my. V j. Ii. Brown i sire Cdr craftsman conveyancer and Roales us agent. Office t a Chapin , him i it Tot i not pc i by Ruthette w. Hon. A. Warren a. Padr. L. Physician surgeon Smethport a. At tend to All professional Calif with promptness. Office in Sartwell bloc la. Second 8. D. Freeman m. D. Thyn Ician and surgeon Smethport Piu office one door North of the my Nib Daniel successor to the United states loud company principal off co at pm Kean Branch at Fox township Elk co., a. God farming Timber and Mineral lands for Sale in urge and Small quantities containing but not to Finis and Cannel Coal Lime Stone Iron Ore and. _ Mineral paints of Superior Cowles Nichols attorneys at i Kean county a attend especially to Tho collection of claims examination of 1 and threw payment of taxes and All business relating to All bus inns entrusted to them will be attended to with promptness. A barbs cowle8. We. A. Kich018. New York dark. Colonel Forney makes As bees bigots and tells cd Bioco Sto Ries. New York oct. 27, 1860. I Ynve been sojourning in this vast human hive for several Days past and Hare fulfilled a Long deferred Promise to make a tour of those portions of the City in which the worst phases of poverty and vice Are to be witnessed. The task has not been a pleasant one. To see what i have seen and to Bear up in the face of every variety of degradation required a Deal of Resolution but having resolved to go through with it i did not Blanch or falter from the hour of starting about 8 o clock last night until tired and nauseated i reached my hotel at 2 o clock this morning too glad to enjoy the necessary renovation of a Bath and a sleep refers Init it , but crowded with dreams of the horrid eights and scenes which have just passed before any eyes. Having secured the Friendly and necessary Aid of two excellent detectives attached to the admirable City police six of us making the whole party eight in nil issued Forth upon our Mission. The first place we reached was the police station Bouse near the metropolitan. As we entered one of those sad Trina was Tak ing place that Are Only too common in two unfortunate girls were of those steamboats and the people who flirted fed and fluttered in the Large hotels of new York ten years before. And if i Hud not known that death had been Busy since my last nocturnal visit to the haunts of lower life gathering human Harvest i could have almost sworn that the faces and figures the riot and rags the filth and profanity of last night were the same that had saddened and startled me before. The evening was a Lovely one. There was a Young Moon in a Clear and the atmosphere was soft and Cool. The close lanes were crowded with a mixed masses of men women and not those that surged in and swept along Broadway but another race probably As indifferent to Broadway As Broadway to them. Music was heard from almost every door glasses were clinking and above the Din of voices the tones of the gentler sex were heard As an octave fluto is heard in the full orchestra. Let us enter one of these Dens. First is the Gin shop with a Stout woman As the presiding divinity who welcomes us with no pleasant air but who does not refuse admission when she Seea the protecting stars that Shiffl benign Antly Side. Next the Ball room not a bad copy of other saloons with More pretensions at the extreme end is a or Box in which ate a violin a clarinet and a Fife each with a face behind it and the Trio tire dancing a sort of Drunken Cotillon. The set is being formed. The women Are. First in position each Rath her partner generally Imi cd by herself. The men heavily be Grimes and be whiskered and among them two who do to be Over eighteen. Of said oar guide Are be burglars and fellow at full length on the Side Bench is supposed to be guilty of at least three murders. That woman has had five bus bands the last is at sea and she will soon have another and that Young fellow with who greeted m with a laugh and pointed to the inner chamber where was a sight that Only the pen of Dickens or the Pencil of a Wukie could describe the evening was not cold trat the keeper of this air teas Hole bad b t a fire in a dilapidated stove which seemed to increase the stench that filled the place us with a Cloud. Piled on benches packed upon shelves Lay human up to this time All asleep some glaring upon us like wild apparently miserable. The proprietor sat Between the bunks smoking Nis pipe and answering questions. In another of these catacombs for so they May be called the bring bodies exhaling an odor As putrid As if the bodies were a dead As the sensibilities they feebly surrounded there was a still More hideous sight Here husbands and so let them to together. A seek who us in a Comer keeping up ail unearthly yell and making us shudder before the superstition that greets such a sound As the forerunner of death and be tween his agonizing Wail and the course of women around me l thought for a moment that i was in a lesser in Edimon Iun. You said a Philadelphia Friend by my Side who Only Stock to me because i should have upbraided hindi for his desertion. Our in single file we began to ascend a building of some three or out exception the victims of drink and the attendant vices and crimes. Down stairs were the cells in which the prisoners of the night were tended on various charges some for drunk for theft arid burglary. Of one of the hard pallets a woman was repo sing. She roused of at our approach and began to weep and moan in the most heart rending manner. Next door to her was a Mother with a child in her arms. One celt1 contained three men. My attention was called to one of these an aged Man who came Forward and protested that his com Panion was killing him. He has beaten said the Man for the last two hours i am Here for nothing i have committed no crime i have seen better Days. For the Sake of humanity take me out of this his Appeal was sustained by the appearance of his Young and Stalwart irishman with a hideous face who poured out a torrent of profane vituperation As those which Are so common in. Joev. York City. If time had permitted should have Given mow evenings to that examination of other Klaoes. What stories along dark entries up creaking stairs and through gloomy passages until came to a room at which the officer knocked loudly. For some moments there was no answer but at last a Gruff voice cried out there do you want to see you. I be got company the Light Cap who dances so gracefully and is Well is one of the most expert if they shall not come in they t Cyril r 6.d. Webster re a. Surveyor craftsman and con office of Kingsbury we. Winlun. Anict millwright Bridge builder port Ahe Ghany m Kean Smith Brothers so. 1 Excelsior Block clean n. Y., wholesale anit1 retail dealers in pry goods groceries huh. Cape. Bonnets boots shoes carpets Oil cloths and All other kinds of 2-48 _ m. A. Blakeslee medicines oils Dye St Nils varnishes books and stationery per and toilet Artir Lea n. R., May Lasa. A Nelly h. S. Baker a d., by lycian surgeon and dentist will attend to All professional Calls with promptness. Dentistry in All in branches attended to and All work warranted office Over l. T. Hardware store Bradford a. Lotf n. F. Marih physician and surgeon. Office at residence West Side Public Square Bradford m Kean co. Pro Ipuy to All professional Calls Lotf _ thing Miller. Wholesale and retail dealers in Staple and fancy dry goods. Carpeting Beady clothing Ani general furnishing goods boots and shoes la window paper looking Glam a. N. Village drag store tue glean Honne Olsen n.y., a with a full and Complete abort Mont or Dongi medic let dyes Adb lard and lamp 01u, Caff phase pure Liquore for medical Pur poses Only native and imported which Vin be than at any other n n. Or Northern a. 05 per cent alcohol arraigned before the lieutenant of police on charge of disorderly conduct. The lieu Tennity who acted in the double capacity of clerk and judge first Beard the Story of the officer who had them in charge. I watched this Man s cold Stony faded soon realized that familiarity with his occupation had wholly this sensibilities. He paid Little at Tention to the defence of the painted Over dressed creatures before him but entered their names mud Ages on Bis Book and then with a Bard Metalic voice directed the officer to take them below lock them up and let them have no Light of for the love of said one of the girls with tears in her eyes As she turned from the impassable lieutenant to the strange spec the love of god not below not Down have done nothing but drink a Little More than i ought to have ller veil was up she had handsome a Sweet smile had not wholly fled from her face. Perhaps she bad left some Happy Home to hide her shame perhaps she bad nobody to care for her. Alas if she is now sought she will be found probably Down for tune like her cell and her Fate unlighted save by the mercy of a redeeming god. Fler companion was closely veiled and followed her into the cellar prison with silent and trembling Steps. We turned from this rather sorrowful opening got into our carriages and drove to the lower wards. It is some fifteen years since under an escort famished by my excellent Friend Matsell i passed along these narrow streets and stifling alleys. There he been a great change for the bet Ter. The old brewery has Given Way to a Mission House and a sort of borne for children without parents. Warehouses and Granite stores Are springing up in new and crowded res. But there is yet room heaven knows for greater More than a year ago f gave Yon a Short experience of High hotel lire in this City and spoke of almost a Jaet similarity Between the people of thai pickpockets in the country. We left the usual fee but were info Raed that the girls could not get Gin till the Boll was Over. The tigress at the bar kept them sober on Light rotations till this part of their slavery was performed. Those frail Are mostly attached to thess houses As so Many fixtures paying so much a week for their Board at least emf Whitti they roust earn by the double sacrifice of body and soul i heard some slopes of the Way they Are treated by their Are too often fiends in the shape of Bow they Are driven out when they yield to the temptations around they Are forced to submit to the Cost i Buman Bow in utter desperation More than one finds Pence in an grave a willing victim to the vice she Bas Laboured to resist or to thai longing for death which a by Poison or the knife. But i will not repeat these details Forsooth to say if they were fit to Tell they would not be believed familiarly notorious As they Are Here. In one of these Dens where was not prohibited i saw child of not More than six years stupid Vii tar eyes half closed in and its Hittle face wonted for ipod s Sake give me some said one of our i cannot stand this a moment wait of Over delicate and que Amsih Friend you will cry for presently with a sine Erer Zeal. We. Are yet Only in the Vestibule of these mysteries. What we have to see lies further on in the night be patient and do not let thy Gorge Rise too soon. Stoop Here and take care of your watch said our kind policeman is the report of those who get Gin at a cent a Glass enter i gracious god i and Are these thy creatures ranged on branches in a narrow Cave Are the victims of this in Fernal traffic. They Are All worse than id Iota. There is not one of them who Lias intelligence enough to contend for Equality with a Monkey. They Glare at you with meaningless Eye they Gibber through trembling and meaningless tips and try to arrest you with weak hands As you pass. If they Converse with each other it is like n conversation Between Baboons said our guide touching the shoulder of a Man who with Bonds in his pockets vacantly gazed upon is b Good Mechanic who can earn Good wages if he chooses but every now and then he Breaks out into a frolic and Here the business with inc.1 i Tell you i la not open the Ipie officer turned to us and said Here is an old customer who knows his Legal up gets. I wish i could show you this crib i will not break open itis Oil nother Story we had less difficulty. At a Angle rap the door opened and there stood before us a negro More hideous in Bis ugliness and More terrible in his no i can describe. A mingling of what tree Rands of Fagin and Bill Sykes a combination of Craft Aad of sensuality a brutalized idea of vulgar shylock and an inhuman bully. Well said our guide How you to night How Are your wives p Frell thank Yon Rospond de bowing and pointing to a Corner where on a single pallet with an unoccupied space Between Lay two White females who had once been women and now were brutes. It was now verging upon the Small hours and we turned Bur attention to the station House of another Ward. On on Way the officer picked up a Little boy witly what upon the old Man. The officer kindly re leased the latter amid the most Earnest expressions of gratitude. I the station houses seemed to be Snipen or to those of Philadelphia. The accommodations for the officers were neat and convenient the Hall itself Large and Well ordered and the whole Economy of the place admirable most of the lieutenants Are men of education and character and the discipline of the rank and file of the police seems to be exact and severe. A record is kept of All those who Are lodged and con fined their Ages sex occupation and Resi de . The majority of the guilty and the poor seemed to be males but the proportion of females was frightfully Large. The adventures of these unfortunates would furnish a startling commentary upon the Scarcity of female wages. Attracted to new York they Tun a Brief career after As Brief a resistance to the Nellu remiers of die an Early death. The history of a Young girl from an adjacent Village was told us. She was extremely Lovely but Pond of dress and admiration was induced on one occasion to visit new York by a Man who represented himself to be a merchant and who proved to be a Gambler. She. Never returned to her Lippy Home but became an inmate of one of the Mercer Street houses where she remained for some two years. At the end of that time she had contrived to save some and then resolved to change her course in life and to live upon her Little for tune at this moment the tempter again appeared in the person of her seducer she loved him ardently and with a woman s Confidence surrendered to Bis keeping her Money on toe Promise that it should be repaid five fold she never saw him More and said the officer she is almost a nightly occupant of one of our cells saw was but a portion of the City.1 when we left our hotel Early in the evening Broadway in a Bright Moonlight was crowded with foot Patten Gen. The Street was of All or options. Streams of 1 get poured from Gray stores and Joy and Comfort teemed to. Abound. When we returned that vast fare was deserted and quiet the contrast Between the close and stifling alleys we had left and this splendid Avenue stretching Jar Miles through the heart of the great metro. Polis was strangely suggestive. How few of those who flaunted on Broadway cared for their human Brothers and Sisters perish ing within five minutes walk beyond and in the aristocratic portion of the City in the fifth Avenue where for other Mesa Tretch lordly palaces crowded with luxurious adornments and occupied by whose wants Are anticipated and whote tastes vitiated by an excess of wealth there is a criminal indifference to the suffering poor. Little of the vast could in speculation and in Trade is diverted to. Their Relief. Annual contribution to a fashionable Church the frequent presents to a popular preacher May be said to be tha useful limit of the charities of the Rich. In their eyes penury is crime and one poverty stricken wretch detected and con fined is made an excuse or including the whole class. How much such a Man As Astor might do to alleviate n Point was seen abet Snow Cloud and capt. Monroe discovered that he been driven to far in to weather without great difficulty the Steamer s coarse was changed and an attempt made to get round the Point the Ordinary area were found unequal to getting Wjt the great of steam necessary and kegs of 4.1 to degraded and Spafford Street. M but Cluj lard and butter were thrown in to feed uie flames. Bat every Eibrt was in vain. A sudden Shock a Dull grating sound Jet fat Felt above the Bowling tempest Iod the Jersey City we n hopeless wreck. She bad grounded on the Shoal distance from the Point capt. Monroe immediately ordered every one to the Hurricane deck As the Only Chance for safety. A number of Bis warnings jumped info the Lifeboat and made for the Shore. They were Alslott among the Breakers that biased a intervening waste of Waters. Soon after Tho grounding the proeber keeled Over broadside to the and with her deck exposed to the action of the mrw. Her dec Load was at once washed Oft the repeated blows of the Hugh Waves stove in her decks and smashed her to the Hurricane deck with its Load of frown taif fevers floated the about three o clock in Fotio whole of the Hurri Wio deck with of Tho Shore in i la to deck we cd d by Cut. Aft Conclo Boom 1wumm

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