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BUOCKTAY EtWBLL, ElHiri.
Frid ay, Sopt,. 5. 1870.
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
FOR STATE TREASURER,
DANIEL O. BARR,
A. K. SMITH,
I. K. DILDINE.
FOll JUIIV COMMISSIONER.
Democratic Standing Committee,
nioomitjurg K -David Lowenberir, Chairman,
" W l. chirk, socretary.
llpavcr lurnn T Vox.
llonton Kohr Mcllenry.
llerwlck l(or. Wm. T. Snjrder.
Hrlarcrcck M. I. llouioknrcht.
Uit&wl48aM. V. It. kudo.
fVutrnlM Ilor. 1'. F. Iiurko.
Centre KJwarii llartman.
Conyngham N. Patrick Hrennan.
" 8. John Monroe.
FlsblnjcreeV s c Crevellnff,
Franklin Wm. Rohrtiacli.
ureenwood A. J. l)err.
Homlock N. I1. Mooro.
Jackson Iratn Derr.
Locust won. untitle.
Madison Wm. dingles.
Main-.). It. Nuss.
Mimin-1). II. Monteomery.
Montour llencvlllo Ithodei.
Mt, Pleasant Tnlm Mordan.
Orange o. A. Megarftell.
Fine John F. Fowler.
Doartnircreek John Mowrer.
Keott south John Kreasler.
Hugarloaf A. J. Hem.
Scott North-Jacob Tx-rwllllgcr.
J. U. Casey.
It. . Little.
HI Wis Furmon.
. W. sterner.
I. F. Curry,
Charles Ilea ulre,
John P. nannon,
The members of the Standing Committee
elected by the people In their respective dis
tricts have impo-tant duties to perform. Neg
led or failure on their part prevents thorough
organization and entails a heavy loss. It is
all Important that they should select Vigilance
Committees for their districts at once, and re
port their names to tho Chairman. The men
chosen thould be the mot active and intelligent
who trill terve. Wort and not compliment!
are demanded. See that every man is duly
assessed, properly registered, and has paid his
taxes. Tho registry books are now in the
proper places. Delay In such matters is fol
ly, and so to work at once.
Now, the Democrats of Pennsylvania are,
we know, not in favor of 'shot-guns.' As a
rule, they abjure all fire-arms j they detest
the 'pomp and circumstance of glorious
war ;' and they cling to the paths, the pur
suits and the purposes of peace. This is a
fixed principle of their life. Because of it
they kept away from the tented field when it
was the arena of patriotic service, and they
miked, skulked and sympathized with their
country's enemies in urns. Philadelphia
The Democrats of Pennsylvania and of the
whole north in fact are most decidedly not in
tavor of 'shot-guns' and for that reason they
aro opposed to having election polls guarded
by soldiers whoso business it is to see that no
one votes unless ho casts his ballot for the
republican candidate. They are opposed to
'shot-guns' because the constitution of the
United States prohibits the use of arms ex
cept for legitimate warfare. They abjure fire
arms, and detest the 'pomp and circumstan
ce of glorious war' when the country is at
peace, and the only necessity for a standing
army is for the purpose of perpetuating tho
power of a corrupt party. They cling to tho
'paths, the pursuits, and the purposes of
peace' because they honor and uphold the
fundamental law of tho government which
declares that tho military shall be subordinate
to the civil authorities; because they aro the
party of law and order, and opposed to revo
lution. This is one of their fixed principles
mod they are proud of it. By its observance
they bavo brought tho country from a state
of depression and suffering to renewed pros
pcrity. But wo hurl back into the teeth of
the Prat the last clause of the above quoted
paragraph, as a cowardly falsehood and slan
der, that only the meanest of paitisan organs
pretend to repeat at this late day. It has
been repeatedly shown and admitted that a
fair proportion of the soldiers of the war for
tho Union wero Democrats. Thousands of
them gave their lives for their country, whilo
other thousands, after serving honorably in
tho defence of tho nation, have gained dis
tinction and honor in civil pursuits And
yet tho I'rtit persists in attempting to cast
dishonor on tho memory of these dead heroes,
and slanders the living ones by saying that
they, kept away from the tented field, and
sulked and skulked and sympathized with
their country's enemies in arms.' It is sin
gular, but nevertheless the fact that those
who still asicrt that tho war was fought by
republicans, and that not a drop of democrat
ic blood was tlied iu tbo defence of the Un
ion, were among thoso who served their coun
try by filliog a fat office far out of reach of
But then tho Bcpublican party must have
something to keep it together and perpetuato
its owcr. For fourteen years it has fed
and fattened on the delusion that it saved tho
nation. Its claims to popular support aro all
based on its loyally. It sees the reins of gov
ernment gradually but surely slipping from
its grasp, and iu its eagerness to retain them
it must still make use of tho fabrications that
wero evolved from the brains of unscrupulous
politicians lor cawpaijjn purposes years agoa
But such stuff h of no avail now. The patty
of peace and law are driving this revolution
ary organization out of power, and in' a few
brief year, their lies will be of no avail.
TIIK IIRII1KKY CASKS.
The Grand Jury at tlatiisburg on Friday
last relumed true bills against Cliailes IS
Sailer, V.. J. McCmie and Wi'llnm II, Kem
blf, fir corrupt licltattou tiT members tif
the Legislature. A number of member of
tho Ii'gUlaturn testified tlint money had
been guaranteed them fir their votes In fa
vorof tbo Klot bill. Title bills weio also
found agftltKt Uhailes II. Sallrer, Jesse H,
Crawford and Win. 11, Kemble fir perjury,
and the defendants: wcrn ordered to enter
bail In $1000 each on thti Inolctment, The
Grand Jury ha ordered the District Attor
ney to prepare indictments against ltepre
cenlnllves Smith, I'elroff, ltumberger, Ann'
strong and Clarke, for corrupt solicitation
The case of Sailer was called fur trial before
Judgo I'earsnn, In the afternoon, but owing
to tho absenco of certain counsel and want
of lime at tho present term ol court, It was
postponed with the other Wot Hrlbcry cases
until November 17th. Judge l'earson has
informed the defendants that additional ball
will berequired, but he has not yet fixed the
On Saturday there was a recoil, and there
was a presentment by the Grand Jury of 0.
a. Wolt, of Union county, and M. II. Bll
verthrone and A. U. Short, of Krlo county,
members of the house of representatives, for
conspiracy to advise and promote corrupt
solicitation of members of the legislature.
The Philadelphia Timet says :
The grand jury of Dauphin county has
made rather cleaner work of the legislative
bribery complaints than was generally an
ticipated. Soma apprehension was Intima
ted by those In charge of the prosecution,
that personal or political influences might
endanger a searching Inquiry by the grand
jury, but true bills were found against every
person complained of by the Legislative
Committee, as fast as tho District Attorney
furnished them ; then came a voluntary pre
sentation, practically an indictment, against
Representatives Petroff, Smith, 'Clark and
ltumberger. and yesterday tho grand jury
finished their labois by presenting bills
against Representatives Wolfe, Silver thorn
and Short, tho chief prosecutors and witness
es against tho others. The bills against Rep
resentatives Wolf, Sllvertborn and Short,
were doubtless found in obedience to the se
vere interpretation of the law by Judge
Pearson, by which any proposition to in
duce legislators to vote or act against their
individual convictions, whether a corrupt
proposition to purchase s vote, or a trade or
bargain or combination of any kind to con
trol legislative action, was held to be corrupt
solicitation under the constitution and lass
True bills have now been found against
fourteen promlntnt citizens of Pennsylvania
for corrupt solicitation, perjury or conspira
cy to advise and promote legislative corrup
lion. Of these, seven are members of the
present House ; one is an ex-Representative;
one is an ex-State Treasurer ; one is an ex
Lazaretto Physician ; one is a bank casbler,
and the other three are active and influential
citizens In their respective communities.
The following is the list :
Emu J. Petroff. PhUa. Charles s. Wolfe, Union.
George F. Smith, PhUa. M. H. Hllverthorn, Erie.
Daniel Clark, Phi la. Alfred Short, Erie.
W. F. ltumberger, Armstrong.
Charles B. Salter, PhUa. A. W. Letaenrlng, Carbon,
thrls'n Long, cumb. E. E. Shoemaker, Dauph.
Jesse R. Crawford, Blair. W. n. Kemble, Fhlla,
Ed. J. McCuno, Cumberland.
Judge Pearson has fixed the 17th of No
vember for the trial of these indictments,
and as each case will be tried separately, un
less it be the charge against Messrs. Wolfe,
Silverthorn and Short for conspiracy, sev
eral weeks must be consumed in disposing of
them. There will be an array of the ablest
counsel on both sides, and several entirely
new questions arising from our new consti
tution will come up for judicial interpreta
tion for the first time.
It must thus be understood that all the
parties implicated, so far, have been indict
ed. As to the propriety of indicting Wolfe
& Co. members of the Legislature for
playing eaves-dropper, and setting snares for
victims, we express no opinion now,but doubt
he morality of the practice.
We all know that Hayes is a fraud, but not
every one knew that he is a humbug as well.
That he is a fraud is shown by Ins having
corruptly usurped the Presidential Chair.
One instance alone will prove that he is an
When he came into offico ho promised Civ
il Service Reform, and Innocent people were
glad that at least tho corrupt practices under
Grant's administration would be abolished,
and lhat respectable men would be appointed
to office. They have been disappointed in
both respects. The promised Reform is a
And now we have tho following; :
Executive Mansion, Washington, Au
gust 13, 1879. My Dear General : I have
your note as to the interference of Federal of
fice holders in the Republican County Con
vention. This is the first I have heard of it.
I agree with you, that tho interference of
public officials with partisan political manage
ment ought to be stopped, and the order on
tho subject be enforced. The truth is, that
tho less public officers have to do with parti
san political management tho better it is for
the public service and for their parly. A
public officer can best promote the interest of
his party by rendering faithful and efficient
service in performing tho duties of his office.
If you will bend me the names of thoso you
complain of, with a brief statement of the
facts alleged against them, I will sco that the
affair is looked into and justice done. I am
glad to know that the rule on the subject is
more generally complied wirh us it is better
understood, and that the publio sentiment
sustains it sincerely.
R. B. Haves.
Nice, but how is it that assessments of offi
cials steadily go on 7 How is it that despite
ollicial orders clerks and other officials at
Washington have formed Slate oiitical as
sociations ? And finally, if the order means
anythin;,wby does he permit members of his
cabinet lo neglect their sworn duties and tuvel
through the Union making political speech
es ? We await an intelligent answer.
The Centennial Anniversary of the battle
of Newtown was celebrated at Eluiira on the
29th of August. Over 20,000 pcop'e were
present, on tho hill whero the battle was
fought. A large body of military took part
in tbo proceedings
Senator George D. Jackson, who has been
very ill at his home at Du.-horo sinco tbo ad
journment of the legislature, is reported in a
fuir way for recovery, and his physicians are
General Grant savs be will not lie a candi
date for President unless the Republican
party wants him. Quite likely I
The trial of Peter Ilcrdic at Rellefonto last
week fur obtaining money under false pre
tense resulted in a verdict of acquittal, but
defendant lo pay costs. That means he was
poly a little guilty,
COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBU JIG, COLUMBIA CO! NTY, PA
That means when tho Independent voter
Is abroad, the year when he considers him
self loose from party trammels and votes for
whom he pleases. They have it bad In
Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, and California.
In our State Philadelphia and Pittsburg
lead off in Independent movements. In
Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties things
politically, are much mixed. Even our ill
nalurtd child Montnur has caught the
Infection. Hut Columbia, the old "Star of
the North," will remain firm. True, we
have besides our regular nominee for Sheriff
A. K. Smith, the Temperanco candidal?,
Aaron Smith; the Greenback Labor Re
form National, Ac. candidate, Capt. U. II
Kut.the Republican oandldtte to come and
Well, as independent candidates, we are told
William Miller and C. A, Knorr who were
defeated in Convention will run. As to them
we can only say that men who submit tbelr
claims to the people should abide by their
verdict. Maj, Hughes claims to be the
"Soldier candidate" Eot and Knorr were
soldiers, and beside the soldier business is
"played out." Unless fraud or unfitness be
alleged, our nominee should receive the
support of every true Democrat, Neither
cause has been charged.
ANOTHER WORD OP WARNING.
Under the above caption the Perry Demo
crat has an articlo which applies to this coun
ty as well as that, and we would call tho at'
tcntion of our readers to it. It is as fol
How can any party hope to succeed that
admits into its confidential councils men who
take pay in nearly every compaign to betray
the Dartv. to corrunt its voters, who ncddle
bogus tickets and who do not hesitato to stuff
the ballot-boxes at primary elections or re
ceive tho votes of men known to belong to
the opposition 7 Witht such men aiding to
run a campaign, to adviso and consult with
such men, to bavo such men know the ins
and outs, the confidential details et the man
agement of a campaign, can thete be a very
larno expectation of a successful termination
of tho political contest 7 And in tho event of
a cieleat, which is so likely to happen when
spies aro freely admitted in the camp, is it
not very convenient to havo an editor on
whom to cast the blame 7 Would it not bo
well to purge the County Committee before
another disaster falls upon the party in this
Kx-Judge Stanton, of Lackawanna, has
mauaged to get one nomination and half of
another for Assistant Law Judge of that ilis-
tricl ; but his chief nomination is but one of
the rump species and his fraction of a nomi
nation is but the fraction of a fraction of a
rump conclave dignified by tho title of a con
vention. The three conventions which have
been held in search of an opposition candi
date to Judge Hand have accomplished one
good, and that is tbo exposure of the very
general crookedness that prevailed in all.
Stanton's friends proved pretty conclusively
that tho Collins nomination wentbypurchase;
the nnii-Stanton men proved quite as con
clus'vely that tho second or sore-head con
vention was corruptly mado up by Stanton ;
'and both the friends of Collins and Stanton
seem to prove that each bought up all they
could of the third convention, and that they
split the body just on the dividing line where
the commercial operators of both sides met
and blocked the way for each other. All of
these conventions have given most eloquent
appeals to the considerate citizens of Lacka
wanna to elect Judge Hand, and it seems
probable that the worst elements of the coun
ty will perform that good service for that long
bedeviled region. Philadelphia Timet.
The following from the Philadelphia ledg
er shows that that paper is not entirely satis
fied with tho way things have been done
there, and no wonder :
'A Drivatc citiaen who votes and cavs tax
es' asks, 'What's tho use of delegato elections
and holding conventions if three or four office-holders
mako ud a ticket beforehand?'
That is one of the questions usually answered
by an ccuo, and in tins instance it would be,
'What's tho use 7' If echo could vary sounds
tho reply would be, 'No use.' Nine times in
ten party conventions do nmply what a few
men tell I hem to do. Delegate elections are
shams. The power is iu tho hands of com
mittees who are creatures of the half d"Zeu
bogies who rule the 'uoliticd' of Philadelphia.
The committee men make and bicak ennven
tion majorities just as they please. If the
bosses want a 'while hat' but through, the
committee see to it that there arc eoough of
the right sort ot credentials lor that. It a
'black hat' is wautcd. ditto. So it all gets
back to the bosses.
The chief difference between the orcscnt
occasion and others is that the bosses have
been a little more conspicuous than common
while making their 'slate,' and they have be
come conspicuous because of the hot strife
for tho spoils of three fat offices.
Their whole ttoik in trade is their belief
that tho rank and file ol the votes will fall in
to line under the war cry of 'regular nomina
tions,' and vote for any ticket, no matter how
bad it may bc This has been, with some
notable exceptions, a tolerably sure reliance
in the past, and they trust to it for the future.
Tickets wilj be made that way, and delegate
elections will contiuuo lo bo shams, just bo
long as the masses of I lie people mount to it,
and no longer Tho way to stop 'slate' mak
ing is to miash tho slates.
The Sra;ue Scandal.
MRS. Bl'RAQUB CLANDESTINELY LEAVES
New York, September 1. A special
from Nariagausctt Pier, R. I., states that
Mrs. cx-Governor Sprague left her homo in
Canonchct ou Saturday, taking with her her
three daughters, and adds : This latest step
not only revives the scandal, but presents
some new phases of it and freshly kindles pub
lio interest as to what the outcome of the
whole matter will be. Mrs. Sprngue went
away, it is understood, without her husband's
consent and despite not only his but, as it
would seem, other and more potent opposi
tion. It was stated soon after the unhappy
lady's return to her homo that slio was im
mediately placed under espionage. -Though
this was denied by various friends of tho per
sons most interested, the belief hts been gen
eral hero that tho statemtut was true and
that tho surveillance was maintained up to
the time of Mrs. Sprague's departure. It is
stated lhat every movement of .Mrs. Sprague
since the scaudal became public, with the
notablo exception of this unexpected depart:
ure, has been mado under the direction and
at the dictation of Senator Conkling. It is
believed here lhat within day or two ex
Governor Sprague will mako a full and ex
plicit statement of his side of the case.
A special to the i'un states that Mrs.
Sprague left tho Canonchct mansion because
of ill treatment and violence on the part of
her husband, and that she mode her escape
only by rluding the vigilance of her husband
who endeavored to prevent it, and even made
an unsuccessful attempt to find her on one of
the trains. It is surmised that slio left on a
steam yacht. Gov, Sprague's son remains
Loulsville.Ky., September 2. The official
vote of Kentucky for governor is as follows;
Blackburn (dem.) 125.790 j Evans (rep.) 81,.
882 ; Cook (greenback,) 18,95-1. Blackburn's
The democratic majority four years ago
for governor was 30,181.
lion. N. J. lUnibill's Nppccli at Norrlsloivn,
Speaker Randall made a speech at Norrls
town on Tuesday afternoon at a large Dem'
ocratlc meeting as follows ;
Mr. Randall began by saying that before
enlerlntr upon any subject of nubile discus
slon ho desired to return his thanks for the
honor c inferred upon him by the county
comniitlee In their Invitation lo have him
nmiing the Democrats of the county upon
this Decision; and in a bilef and desultory
manner he would express his opinions In
regarJ to some of the questions which, he
believed, were now uppermost In tho public
minti, lie then went on as follows
The Democratic Slate platlorm Is so clear
in its expressions, has so little ambiguity in
Its terms, and is withal so comprehensive In
Its declaration 'of principles that I might
safely rest the Issues of the coming contest
on what Is therein said, lly these Issues
this contest is to be decided. Upon them
the Democratic party places Its sole depen
dence, and it is of happy iffect that our
candidate has always shown and now shows,
both by his public and bis prlvato life, that
ho Is In exact harmony with thoso prlncl
pies. He has said, moreover, lhat thty
shall be his guide and his rule of action,
Tim army at the polls.
It seems lo me therefore, that when we
are appealing to the voters of this Common
wealth all we have to do is to refer them to
what the State Convention has said. It may
not be inappropriate, however, to go a little
further and elaborate upon some of the
leading points at issue. Tho great and over,
shadowing issue between the two contending
parties is whether or not the army shall be
used to subvert tho will of the people. The
Democratic party has declared that no
longer shall tho army be used to control the
depositing and receiving of ballots at the
polls, but that the elections must be free and
no man shall be hindered from exercising
his sovereign right in casting his ballot.
I need not go back to ancient history to
look for proof of the danger to be feared
from a standing army; nor need I turn over
many of the pages In modern history. It is
unnecessary to look further back than our
own history as an independent nation reach
es. In the Declaration of Independence
complaint was made of the use of a stand
ing army against individual right, and it
protested against its further maintenance
among the people without their consent.
Mr. Adams gave the country to understand
that there was more to fear from a stand
ing army.than from any other encroachment
upon a people's rights, and Mr. Hamilton
carefully avoided iu every sentence of his
writings anything that could be construed
as giving the least encouragement for the
conferring upon tbo administration of power
to use a standing army in time of peace
for such purposes as controlling the polls
during an election,
MILITARY AND MARSHALS.
We are at direct issues with the Republi
cans in this respect. They are the aiders
and abettors of this unlawful use of the
army, and it is their only hope. The Ameri
can people, seeking an economical govern
ment, have determined upon a change in
the administration of public affairs, and the
last resting placo of the Republicans is the
use of the army. This issue wo are bound
to stand upon. We have said that the army
shall not come near the polls ; the military
shall not be allowed to interfere with the
sacred right of casting a free ballot.
We have said more. It is our delermina
tion that tho appointment of United States
Marshals with no other object than to hin
der citizens from exercising their constitu
tional rights shall no longer be submitted
to. I speak from personal experience whin
I say that at the last election seven hundred
and fifty of these deputy marshals were
appointed in the Eastern district of the
State, at enormous expense to the Federal
Government, for the purpose of intimidating
the voters iu my t.wn district a place as
peaceful then ns now and as quiet and or
derly as this assemblage. But that district,
true to the record which extends from the
period of my early manhood, stood unwav
ering still and showed its fidelity by an in
A Democratic Congress found a system in
the choice of jurymen, by which men utterly
incompetent were placed upon juries to
decide upon questions of property and life,
and a Democrat seldom gained admission
Into the jury-box. But in the fight to rem
edy this abuse the Congress gained a signal
victory, and good men, instead of the igno
rant and depraved, can be got to take men's
causes into their hands. Hayes has signed
tbo bill, and we have decided not to give
one dollar for tbo employment of partisan
marshals, and, so help me God, I hope we
shall remain steadfast to the end.
ECONOMY IN GOVERNMENT.
Another issue lhat you will more readily
understand is the economical administration
of the government, which is just as neces
sary to the well being of a community as
well-directed industry is to the private
citizen, The citizen who squanders his own
money, however, has only himself to blame,
but tbo public (.nicer who has the spending
of your money and mine should have all
his acts most carefully scrutinized. Such
scrutiny has been badly needed over the
Republican party, for its tendency has been
in the direction of extravagance.
I may again refer to the Declaration of
Independence, pointing nut the passage
which says that the King had 'sent hordes
of office-holders to prey upon the people.
How truly may the same be said now,
when there are a hundeed thousand office
holders under the Ft deral Government. I
give you my word, from my experience at
Washington, that if any good business man
among you were conducting the same affairs,
be could do the work thoroughly with half
of that number.
It is the proud boast of tho Republican
party lhat the marked signs of returning
prosperity in the country are due to the re
sumption of specie payments, which that
party claim to have been instrumental In
bringing about. We claim that the revival
now so perceptible is not at all due to the
resumption, but rather that resumption is
the natural consequence of a start on the
return to prosperity. Let mo tell you what
has caused this start, and is now keeping
the ball rolling. First, the economy of the
Forty-fourth Congress, During the four
years that the Democrats have bad contro
of the lower house they effected a Bavlog of
$84,000,000 in comparison with the total of
appropriations made during tho previous
years of Republican control.
But I may give as thn main cause of this
returning prosperity the fact that for some
lime the value of our exports has been grow
ing larger and larger in excess of the value
of our imports. The excess for the last four
-years amounts to about $100,000,000, and I
state this without consideration of any of
the coin shipments to and fro. Judging
from the condition of the crops abroad and
of those at home, we. may expect this state
of things to continue. We are advired that
the yield of the grain-growing countries of
Europe is far behind the average this year,
lo this country, thank God, we have plenty,
and so much to spare flint there Is every
prospect of our own growing richer and rich
er, A nation that exports more than It Im
p 'rts gradually becomes prosperous, and
this has been the rond lo (he equalization of
tho paper money to the coin of the country.
The resumption against which wo Democrats
voted, has had nothing to do with brlimlnir
about the present state of things. It would
ive been jus ni wlso n thing for Congress
legislate resumption. History proves
hat 1 say,
civil si'.nvicr. and Tin; RIOT HILL.
We aro advised that the Republican party
in favor of civil service. I bellevn civil
service to be essential togoodadmlnlstiatlon,
Mr, Hayes, In various ways, has declared
that he would adhere to tho civil service
rules adopted by Congress. And how has
ho done It 7 Would you believe It fifty-six
men holding prominent mibllc noslllnns tin-
dsr the government, who were cither direct
ly or Indirectly Implicated In the I'tauds per
petrated In South Carolina and Louisiana,
by which a President was foisted Into the
White House, although never elected 1
I cannot dwell too strongly upon the Issue
of the coming election. You are all aware
of tho doings of tho last Lelslature. Ymi
aro familiar with the character of tho riot
bill, which proposed to taka 4.000.0nOnr
your money to reimburse certain citizens of
this Commonwealth for property destroyed
in tne riots of July, 1877. Now, if I am
correctly Informed, two millions, or at most
two and a half millions, would be nuita ade
quate to meet that loss, and yet you citizens
or Montgomery county havo been called
upon not only to pay damages for which
you are nowise responsible, but to
pay doublo the amount of an equitable
claim, If the people of this Commonwealth
shall by their votes declare themselves iu fa
vor of a Democratic ticket they will never
again hear of such claims as this, but if they
once more allow the success of those whn for
twenty years have controlled the treasury
and almost conhscated tho State property
they will have no one but themselves to
blame. The only way lo prevent a conlin.
uancoof the existing evils Is to select the
candidate of the party which by its platform
is pledged to an economical administration.
I did not Intend to take up so much of the
time of this preliminary organizing meeting,
I believe in organization. I remember when
Montgomery gave decided Democratic ma
jorities. I knew this county to roll uti her
one thousand majority, and I believe you
can approach that again. Last vear vnn
were unfortunate, but I trust you will return
to tbo work of old times, especially when
tho great issue of 1880 conies no when
fraud shall be done, and when no longer a
man shall hold tho White House in viola
tion of justice, to the disgrace of the Amer
ican name, and, I may sav. to the disi.rn
of the world.
The Eight to Seven Vote.
MR. JUSTICE MILLER ADMITS THAT II n
VOTED AGAINST THE TACTS,
Among the national eelebrilies who nrn
at Block Island, is Justice Samuel F. Mil
ler, of the United States sUDreme r.nnrt. nnrl
a member of the Eight to Seven electoral
commission which installed R. B. Hayes in
the presidency. On every test question be
fore the commission Juslico Miller voted
with the Republicans, refusing to go behind
the returns in the cases of Louisiana and
Florida, and sunoortiueeverv other measure
of the Republican majority for reversing the
veruict ol the dcod o and denr v ine Mr. Til.
den of the seat to which he had been chosen.
In person.Judge Miller is astout.powerfully
built man, with swarthy countenance,
strongly marked features, and the careless
areas and tree on-hand manners of a pros
perous Western farmer or merchant. He
speaks his mind clearly and without em
On Friday morning. August 10. the iudire
made one ofa party of four on the balcony of
me ucean View hotel Mr. Walter N
Haldeman, of Louisville, Mr. Wm. G. Mc
Henry. formerlv nronriotor of ihn St. r,nn!
DUpatch, and a correspondent of the Sim
(who had been previously introduced to
Judge Miller as such), making up the group,
which was afterward joined by Judco Blod
gett of the United Stales district court of
Chicago. The conversation turned upon
Mr. Tilden's canvass for the presidency, and
Judge Miller, expressed his belief lhat Mr.
Tilden knew more about the cipher dis
patches than he had yet adm tied. Ho also
said that Mr. Tilden, while now making po
litical capital by antagonizing Tammany
ball, had formerly worked with thatoruaniz.
tion.and had been Intimately associated with it
as chairman of the Democratic state com
mittee when the great Irauda of 18C8 were
perpetrated. He then said :
'I have met Mr. Tilden only once In the
past sixteen years. That was at Saratnira
last summer, when he occupied a cottage
near my place of residence, and passed me
frequently. I thought of speaking to him
once or twice, but did not know how he
might take it in view of my position toward
his claims to the matter of (he electoral
tribunal, I think that he unquestionably
tried to buy that eltctnr in Oregon that
tho $8,000 which was transferred by tele
graph tor that purpose came out of his pock-
eL I think Also thnt mnn.v ivuar.l...l ...11.
his knowledge for the purpose of buying one
hi ure icmiuiuK uuaru', anu mat only bis
characteristic hesitation prevented bis using
that method of securing the board. On the
other hand, it may be said of him that he
honestly thought himself elected and enti-
ue'i 10 me votes or tne two ssnutnern s(ales
which the tribunal decided against him.
lift was pipr.tall In TlllUIann ll.at iu 1.u
eight or ten thousand more actual votes
.1 ,t TT T ,L.. .
lurrv iuuu unyes. id me event or nis suc
cess next year I think he will make a good
..resident. TTn (s a mnn nT or.nt oMItt..
unwearied pertinacity and extraordinary
courage. u cannot De bullied by the poll
ticians or office seekers. He has made an
exnellant envernnr nf New Y.irl nn.l l.na
shown administrative and executive powers
of a high order. He is old and rich, and
una in. .ciuia. iii-i, iw nuuU III!) pUWeTS 1)1
hia ntlii-0 tvliila lie lina au.,u lmliiMM.nl
" ... - , " - ...... viiij .it'.ULrmcill II.
give the country a good administration, one
wiiiv,u inn ruuiu iu uis mule miu uniueraie
in a measure the scandals which have at
tached to his name."
"Whit ihl Villi I III 111- nf Ilia raanlla nfll..
extra session" was asked.
"I think that both parties mado mistakes,
and that the Republicans would have done
hotter ti ml tlipv riven nn tlm a.m..
the polls, and in fact conceded everything
except the supervisors' law. On lhat they
could have made an excellent fight without
giving their opponents the chance of raising
the cry against military interference with
elections. The dlngraee of the grand back
dawn, however, rested with the Democrats,
Tburman in the Senate and Ewing in the
House could have prevented the extra session
easily, had they minded to, and the re
sponsibility for It In a good measure rented
with them. It has injured Tliurman greatly
anil r-nnatilprnlilvr illmlni.lie.l tulial.....
chances he might have had for the Pre!-
Concerning Secretary Sherman's canvess
.n.l .l.u, AfT.irl. lia la unl.l In 1,. . -
obtain tiie ltenublican rninlnnttnn tlm
judge said ;
"It does not follow because a man is sec
retary of (be treasury and makes use of the
great power and patronage of his office, that
ho la necessarily going to succeed In the race
tor the nomination, Two former secretaries,
James Guthrie and Salmon P, Cbase, in
turn did what Mr, Sherman is now charted
with doing, and yet they signally failed
when the time came."
A CORDIAL INVITATION
STRAWBRIDCE & CLOTHIER,
TO TIIKHl .MAW COUNTY PltiKNHS TO VISIT TllKIIt
GREAT DRY GOODS ESTABLISHMENT
during tho continunnco of the Slate Fair, to bo hold in this city, frnm September 8th to the 20th.
Wo shall daily placo on exhibition
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINUS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN
NEW THINGS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT,
SELECTED IN EUROPE BY OUR OWN BUYERS.
Tho attractions wc shall oiTer cannot fail to be of as much interest to every litdy as the exhibits nt the
Wc icspcctfully invite attention to our importation of
ZDTJK,ABIi BLACK SILKS,
Made especially to meet the wanta of the sc-ason ; Waiuiattki) not to crack ou cut.
mil SOLIDITY OF WEAR-
They are so spun as to avoid
TAI'I'ISSIEIfS BLACK bll.KS,
Velvet Finish, 0 qualities
BELLON H nLACK HILKS,
Tor Klegance and Durability, 14 qualities.
IIASIOT'3 llANIt-SPIIN 1II.ACK SILKS.
For Solidity of Wear, 0 qualities.
Full IloundcJ Cord, S qualities.
17, 19 and 'in Inches ldc.
LYONS DHESS SILKS,
13, no and n Inches wide.
IN THE DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
Will be found tho latest styles in
Prices are al the lowest point.
Prudent housekeepers, by securiug their present or near future supplies at the earliest possible moment
will effect a considcreble saving in the prices of
We earnestly advise all consumers to take advantage of the necessarily short time that our stock of
goods can be kent at the present low prices.
STRAWBRIDCHE & CLOTfflER,
EIGHTH AND MARKET STREETS, PHILADELPHIA-
NEW AVDERTISEM ENTS.
ESTATE OF CEO HOE C. f-COTT, DECEASED.
Letterso! administration on tho estate of lieorpe
O scott, late of I'atawlsBa. deceased. hae been
granted by the Kefflater of said county to tho un
erased Administrator, to whom all persons tn-
ueuieu are rcuueuiea io moKO lmmeaiaio pa) mem
and those having claims or demand j against the es
tate will make tlifra known to tho Administrator
J. K. ItOIUNS.
ItiiAWN, Atry, Administrator.
OVER 1.000.000 ACRES OF
FINE FARMINC LANDS
IN MINNESOTA ANn nilloTi.
I For kfcle by the WINONA A 8T. TETER R.R.CO.,
I At from IIUIS nP A.m.. .nd an liha..l nn.
I TbMi lud, 11. In Ibfl r.tl whttt bllof tb. harth.
Will, ul w. aqua!!, wall adaptMl ta tba irowU of
I Maaad tbrbaaJUfaloaaa.
I They are Fre from Itirnmbmnre.
I aanjiraa. '"'' ttmtatni9 Inorwallan,
I wnMc. a. DimmgiiBiuHkraaiHHiir,
G.Q'l Offioei U. AN.W.Il'Tt,o..rwir.o., T, .
JHeniton thlt pnptr in mHting.
EVERY HANK CONTAINS A SLIP
WITH THE FOLLOWING
GALL FOR THE
AND TAKE NO OTHERS.
FOR BALK IJY
H, J. Olaxk & Son.
ou;. S9, im.
TySSOMJTION OF I'AltT.NKItSIIIl'.
Puttee is hereW trlveri that the nrtnraliln litAit,
sutmUtliiir IwIhwii I.. (Iron unit M.tlrunui lllootai
Imrir, uiiik'rthe ilnu of u ran & lira, wi dluulrcil
OQ the 511(1 il.iv of AI1PUHL llilt liv innnml ...nuun,
The book. i uinl ruwrauw ut mi l ttrm Ui u-malu lii
iuo tiuins ui u, uiua. uj wuuui luu UUainuSa) Will IK)
aug, W, sir.
I Neitlj an.l clienplr eiiuMilftl at tlie
IS J3XT13ND13D I.1Y
wearing shiny under fair usage.
TONSON'S IILAI'K SILKS.
wtl and Fine to the touch, 10 qualities.
HEAVY lILACKdUOS OltAINS,
In many qualities.
ZtmiCII MEDIUM HLACK (UtOS GRAINS AND
HLACK SATIN D13 LVOV,
Nlieclally Favored In Tarls for Drcssos
IfflAMM WEE; NEW MABE!8,
Selected with tho greatest care.
I1ICII WIIITK l'ANCY SILKS,
Large collection ot new designs.
In the face of cvcrithliiff, Wanamaker & rirown increased
their great Clothing business last year at Oak I Iall nearly a quarter
of a million dollars, and for 1879 the new plans will make the
house more poplar and increase the business much more
EiKMeen years in the people's service at the old corner of Sixth
and Market has taught us how to do the business well.
Whatever may be said, no house in the United States sells any-'
thing hkc iso much Clothing at Retail as Oak Hall, and no house
in ihiladciphia sells more than a quarter as many goods as
Mr. .Wanamaker sells hi Clothing alone. Doing this large
business shows the people's regard for our goods, and enables us
to buy cheaply and sell at small piofits.
?iwiP?,tterns, hiVe &eSn made ,llls 'car and ncwltyles Intro-'
duccd through Mr. Robert C. Ogdcn (formerly partner of the
n, "?,! Devlin ,& Co., New York , who is now associated
r?,, . antl.wlll,E'Yc his whole energies and valuable
n&Mn ."I?rovinS ho manufacture of our Hoys' and Men's
if IZl' 1 ll "ot bu' Clothing like the dealers, but make
nml En ,,i ' T " CS' ThC SlrinS Splendid,
sold m chc 1 C S ' " mUh mC" ' r
.iiiliieasions nave nccn erroneously given to the
Mr. John Wanamaker, Uio founded Oak Hall, is not i
the old store, and that it docs not have liU ,imni,
T . 1
contrary, his ownership of it
none of his love for it. -cry day fmds hini EuncrvisiniV all it,
A VISIT THIS SPRING PARTICULARLY INVITED.
WANAMAKER & BROWN,
uah HALL, 6th &
THE LARGEST CLOTHINQ HOUSE IN AMERICA.
I) LACK SATIN DUCHESSE,
men and Elegant for Dresses
1ILACK SILK AH.MtlltES AND HHPS,
New and pleasing effects
I1LACK DA MASSE IinODEItlE,
Son and Full to tho loucli, 21 Inches wide
Ac,, Ac., c.
WHITE 8 4T1NS,
For drosses and trimmings.
LYONS AND (1KIIMAN FANCY SILKS,
New and pleasing effects.
icmains nnrlinnrrn,! .,,,1 1.' 1... i.
attention; on the
Market Sts., Phllatl'a.