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 NEWS FROM 1837

TO THE PUBLIC

In offering to the public another newspaper, we do not overlook an objection which is always urged against such a project, and which is that the market is already supplied.  We know that newspapers abound throughout our country, and more especially in our great commercial cities; that the number annually issued amounts to several millions, and that they are diffused through every portion of the nation. Still we believe that the field is not entirely occupied, and that the city of...

CRIME BRIEFS

A man, named O'Rooke, on Saturday evening publicly horsewhipped his wife in the Bowery, New York and, as might have been expected, he got knocked down and "pretty well used up" for his "labours of love," by gallants who happened to be passing that way. The way he was used must have satisfied him that there is some truth in the remark of the late Samuel Patch, Esq., that “a great many people aren’t all alike.”

THE RACES

The Maryland Jockey Club Races commenced yesterday, when the "Dorsey Stakes" were run for.  Of the sixty-two colts subscribed for, forty-eight forfeited and fourteen ran.  The first mile heat was won by Robinson's colt, by Loughborough; the two last by Win's colt, by the same sire. ...

MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCILS

The City Councils held an extraordinary session of Monday afternoon, at the instance and call of the Mayor, when the subject of issuing small paper notes or city certificates, was taken up, and an ordinance was passed authorizing the issue of certificates for the purpose of supplying small change in...


(Ad published June 30, 1910)

  CLASSIFIED ADS FROM 1837

ASTHMA, THREE YEARS STANDING

Mr. Robert Monroe, Schuykill, afflicted with the above distressing malady.  Symptoms-- Great languor, flatulency, disturbed rest,...

DYSPEPSIA AND HYPOCHONDRIAISM

Interesting Case -- Mr. William Jones, Green street, above Third, Philadelphia, afflicted for several years with the following symptoms:...

BRANDRETH VEGETABLE UNIVERSAL PILLS

Where is the man who can stand erect amongst his kind, and boast that he has passed unscathed through the ordeal which has been prepared for...

GROCER'S SCALES

GROCER'S SCALES, on Stands, with Tin, Copper or Brass Dishes, warranted inferior to none for cheapness strength, durability or beauty, for...

TO THE SICK

Messr. Editors -- The following verses are extracted from the Philadelphia Public Ledger of Monday last. As they describe my case so well, I...

NEW PRINTING OFFICE

NEW PRINTING OFFICE. S.W. CORNER OF MARKET AND LIGHT STS. entrance No. 1 Light Street