The Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1871-1904, August 09, 1871, Image 1
VOL. 46. e Huntingdon Journal. DURBORROW, e on the Corner of Bath and Washington streets. E HUNTINGDON JOURNAL is published every aesday, by J. R. DURRORROW and J. A. Nest', r the firm name of J. R. Dminonnow & Co., at per annum, IN ADVANCE, or $2,511 if not paid six months from date of subscription, and not paid within the year. • paper discontinued, unless at the option of .üblishers, until all arrearages are paid. )VERTISEMENTS will be inserted at TEN s per line for each of the first four insertions, FIVE CENTS Per line for each subsequent inser less than three months. •gular m onthly and yearly advertisements wil tserted at the following rates : 3mleml9m! - 1 3m 6m oin ly --. 1 210 430 SOG 401 1 col 9001800$ 27 $ 38 400 EOOlOOO 12 00 "21 00 1 360 501 65 600 10 00114 00,18 00 1. 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[a112,'71. 1 CALDWELL, Attorney -at -Law, x•No. 111, 3d street. Office formerly occupied Messrs. Woods & Williamson. [apl2,'7l. IR. R. R. WIESTLING, respectfully offers his professional services h 9 citizens of Huntingdon and vicinity. ffice removed to No. 818} Hill street, (Sarrn's LOINS.) [apr.s,7l-Iy. )R. J. C. FLEMMING respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens Inntingdon and vicinity. Office second floor of mingham's building, an corner of 4th and Hill cet. may2l. IR. D. P. MILLER, Office on AM street, in the room formerly occupied by John M'Culloch, Huntingdon, Pa., would res tfully offer his professional services to the citi s of Huntingdon and vicinity. [jan.4,'7l. R. A B. BRUMBAUGH, offers his professional services to the community. /ffice on Washington street, one door east of the .holic Parsonage. Dan. 4,11. IR. G. D. ARNOLD, Graduate or the University of Pennsylvania, offers his pro sional services to the people of Huntingdon and jolty. lEsesogea:—Dr. B. 7 ) . Hook, of Loysville, Pa., .h whom ha formerly practiced; Drs. &Hie and new of Phila+. - lphia. )IE. on IVashiagOn street, West Huntingdon, Lap.19,'71. r J. GREENE, I)getist. Office re • moved to holster's now street mtingdun. 1. L. ROBB, Dentist, Mlles in S. T. T. 'Er, wn's new building, No. 520, hill St., intingdon, Pu. [ap12.71. 3GLAZIER, Notary Public, corner • of Washington and Smith streets, Ilan igdon, Pa. . [jan.l27l. T C. MADDEN, Attorney-at-Law. --A-• Office, No. —, Hill street, Huntingdon, [ap.19,'74 SYLVANIIS BLAIR, Attorney-at , • Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Office, Hill street, ree doors west of Smith. rjan.47l. r R. PATTON, Druggist and Apoth • ecary, opposite the Exchange Motel, Ilan igdon, Pa. Prescriptions accurately compounded. are Liquors for Medicinal purposes. [no v.23;70. r HALL MUSSER, Attorney-at-Law, • • Huntingdon, Pa. Office, B.olltl floor of eister's new building, Hill street. Dan. 4,71. It. DURBORROW, Attorney-at -1 • Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will practice in the :veral Courts of Huntingdon county. Particular .tention given to the settlement of estates of deco -31,1 tS. Office in he JOURNAL Building. [feb.l,7l ir A. POLLOCK, Surveyor and Real • Estate Agent, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend Surveying in all its branches. Will also buy, or rent Farms, Houses, and Real Estate of cc -7 kind, in any part of the United States. Send m a circular. j W. MATTERN, Attorney-at-Law .1 • and General Claim Agent, Huntingdon, Pa., oldiers' claims against the Government for back ay, bounty, widows' and invalid pensions attend d to with great care and promptness. Office on Hill street. Dan.4;7l. pr ALLEN LOVELL, Attorney-at a-x.• Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Special attention iron to COLLecrioss of all kinds; to the settle sent of Estates, tc.; and all other Legal Business .rosecuted with fidelity and dispatch. Atr- Office in room lately occupied by R. Milton liner, Esq. [jan.4,'7l. MILES ZENTMYER, Attorney-at- Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend promptly o all legal business. Office in Cunningham's new [jan.4,'7l. P M. & M. S. LYTLE, Attorneys- A- • at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend to ill kinds of legal business entrusted to their cure. Office on the south side of Hill street, fourth door BA. ORBISON, Attorney-at Law, • Office, 321 IEII street, Ilurtingdon, Pa. [may3l,'7l. JOHN SCOTT. S. T. BROW?. J. M. BAILEY SCOTT, BROWN & BAILEY, At torneys-at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Pensions, aid all claims of soldiers and soldiers' heirs against the Government will be promptly prosecuted. Office on Hill street. [jan.4,'7l. T W. MYTON, Attorney-at-Law, Hun • tingdon, Pa. Office with J. Sewell Stewart, Esq. [jan.4,'7l. WILLIAM A. FLEMING, Attorney at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Special attention given to collections, and all other legal business attended to with care and promptness. Officc, No. 229, Bill street. [ap19,71. Miscellaneous EXCHANGE HOTEL, Huntingdon, Pa. JOHN S. MILLER, Proprietor. January 4, 1871. R. ALLISON MILLER. MILLER & BUCHANAN, DENTISTS, No. 228 Hill Street, II UNTING DON, PA fAPril 5, '7l-Iy, REAR THE RAILROAD DEPOT, COR. WAYNE and JUNIATA STRERTT UNITED STATES HOTEL, HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA M'CLAIN & CO, PROPRIETORS ROBT. KING, Merchant Taylor, 412 Washington street, Huntingdon, Pa., a lib eral share of patronage respectfully solicited. April 12, 1871. - t :Z 1 ~.: t:' :. ~- , = ' ® . .„,. k i, v .. .. , .t - 1111- A ~ _ luntmgdon Journal. ._, .:„ .., Ulu Poo' Ann. J. A. IVASII What I Live For. I live for those who love me; For those who know me true, For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit, too ; For those human ties which bind me ; For the hopes that beam within, And the good that I can do. I live to hail that season, By gifted mind foretold, When man shall live by reason, And not alone for gold•; When man to man united, And every wrong thing righted, The world shall be truth lighted, As Eden was of old. I live to hold communion With all that is divine; To feel there is a union 'Twist natt're's heart and mine To profit by affliction, Grow wiser from conviction! And fulfill each great design. I live for those who love me, , For those who know me true, For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit, too ; For the wrong that needs res;•tance ; For the cause that lacks assist ace, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do. ghe ffitorg-Zeller. THE GAME FOR LIFE ; OR, A PERILOUS ADVENTURE BY J. M. BARTER IT was a terribly stormy night; dark as pitch and blowing a hurricane. My over coat was wet through, and my jack-boots completely filled with water. The light ning kept up one constant succession of vivid flashes, and the deep thunder rolled in every direction. Under the most fa vorable circumstances such a night wculd not be considered pleasant, but whcu you are alone in a country you don't know, have lost your way, and can't see a foot beyond your horse's nose, I don't think'' any one can imagine any thing more un pleasant. In vain I plunged my spurs into his sides and used my whip, not another step would he move, but stood with trem bling flanks and extended nostrils, the pic ture of agonized fear; so I was forced to dismount And lead him. But you may judge of my surprise when I reached his head to find that he was nearly touching a wall. I stretched out my hand, and, to my great joy, found it was a log hut. Drawing the bridle over my arm, I led. my horse round the building, feeling care fully so as not to miss the doorway. I passed down one side and turned the cor ner, when, to my delight, I perceived a light shining through some chinks in the logs. 'Without pausing a moment to con sider what guests might be assembled in side, I hugtPitell to the doer , and beating louly upon it, demanded admittance. I had not long to wait. The door opened slowly, and a tall, thin man stool befure me. With his left hand he held the door so as to be ready to close it in an instant, and in his right a Colt's revolver. "Wall, what's the matter now ?" said he. "Matter !" I said, "matter enough, I should think. I hare lost my way, and am wet to the skin." "There's a barn at the end of the hut for the 'oss," said he, jerking his head in that direction. "You had better go and put the 'ass up, stranger, and then collie here." As I saw there was no help fur it, I led my horse to the barn, made him as com fortable as I could, and then, taking my saddle-bags over my shoulder, entered the hut. ''`Pall, stranger," said my host., do think you might-be more perlite, and just hand over the news. I guess it isn't often we get any down here, and, therefore, we don't lose a chance of raising any when we can." "I am extremely sorry to say that I have no news to give you, and unfortunately I have not the imagination of some of the Ne s York papers, or I would invent some for your amusement" "Now, look here, stranger, none of your impertinence ; I guess you are a Britisher, 'which accounts for your slowness. What's the good of a paper if there isn't somethinr , in it ? S'pcse there's a murder or a erob bery, and it's a real one, wall, you read it and enjoy it. B• s'pose it's a false one, 'bout people you know n,:thing about; wall, you enjoys it, and there isn't half the darn ed...injury done. You laff or cry as much over one as the other, and you don't know the people; therefme, what can it matter to you whether it's true or fhlse ? It does just the same." Not feeling inclined to argue with my friend over the matter—especially as I could see he was a man who would not take contradiction quietly—l readily own ed that I was wrong and he was right. "S'pose you don't want to sleep directly, stran s orr ?" "Indeed I do, for I am very much tired. I guess it isn't safe to sleep in these parts unle,s you can manage to keep one eye open." 'Why, snre:y we are perfectly safe here." "I don't know about that. I kinder calculate you are a stranger in these here parts." i,,Arl.l,'il. "I am." "But I guess you've heard -st Silas Cass —he dwells hereabouts." Silas Cass ! I had heard or him as one of the most desperate and depraved char acters that haunted the out-settlements of America. He was suspected—nay, it was morally certain that he had committed more murders and robberies than• any man in the world; but he contrived to escape the law, for although suspicion was great, there was nu positive proof, and the wretch had always escaped the punishment he so richly deserved. As I looked at the diabolical face before me, I was convinced that my host was no other than the notorious Silas Cass. I felt a cold sweat break out on my forehead, and a terrible dryness seized my throat.— A fiend-like expression of delight spread over the wretch's face as he noticed these symptoms of terror; his thin lips were drawn back in a nevilish grin ; his eyes were fixed on we with the malicious gaze of a cat when Watching a caged bird. Gathering all the resolution I could master, I replied:. H. BUCHANAN. "I have heard of Silas Cass. but really can't believe the stories they tell about him. Some people are born unlucky, and it has been the misfortune of Cass to be placed in suspicious circumstances; but there has never been any proof of his guilt, and, therefore, I prefer giving him the 1i01315-tf benefit of the doubt; in fact, I think he is more sinned against than sinning." The monster threw himself back and roared with laughter at what he- thought my credulity, and pushing the whisky bot tle toward me, he ordered me to take a drink. I placed the bottle to my lips, and pre tended to take a hearty draught, but very little of the fiery liquid entered my mouth. "Wall, you are a queer cuss," said the ruffian. "Now I shouldn't be surprised if those saddle-bags hold a goad amount of dollars ?" "A few," I replied; "and there is a tale belonging to them." "Just so," said Silas, pushing the whis ky towards me; "s'posin' you take another pull." i took hold of the bottle, cni kept it glued to my lips for such a length of time that Silas' eyes seemed ready to start out of their sockets. "Guess you're a tall drinker, stranger," he said. "Yes," I replied, iu as drunken a voice as I could assume; "that's how I came by those dollars." "Bully for you," grinned Silas; "I've heard of many a boy drinking himself out of a fortune, but ne'er a one that drank himself rich." "0 !" said he, opening wide his eyes. "Yes," I replied; "I held a place in the Broadway Bank as one of the chief tellers, but I took to gaming and drinking, and lost all my money." "Wall, tLat couldn't make you very rich." "No, but in a St•of desperation I emp tied my till, and the dollars are right there." "Whew!" whistled Silas; "I guess you did it up pretty spry." "Yon hasn't any cards about you ?" I asked. "I guess I have though," he replied; "s'posin' we have a game of poker ?" My heart beat with delight as he drew a pack from his pocket, and grasping the cards I commenced dealing them with the assumed eagerness of a regular gamester. I saw the wretch cheat fine every time. I lost and lost, still I continued playing, only repeating my losses in a maudlin drunken way that made my companion roar with laughter. He commenced to thor oughly enjoy himself directly as he saw my misery. He lighted his pipe and be gan to smoke. He did not puff out the smoke as an ordinary man would have done, but opened his mouth and let the dense clouds roll round his horrible tusks and long thin tongue. Each time he won he seized the bottle and drank heavily of the whisky. When the bottle was finished he produced another from a smalrcupboard at the back of the hut. This soon disappeared, and was replaced by another; but the more he took the better he seemed. As he swept up my dollars he roared with delight, fling ing his huge legs about in the most gro- , tesque planner. He began chanting-bits of songs, certainly not fit for respectable society. To make the scene more horrible the storm without had become so violent that the hut shook beneath the heavy claps of thnmde•r, and the blue lightning flashed through the cracks between the logs that composed the walls, perfectly patiag_ska red tight of our fire, and nearly blinding me. "Lost again !" shouted Silas, as heswept up my last few dollars. "Hear how the boys are playing skittles above • I guess that bowling saloon pap'; they play pretty constant! What's your next stake ?" "I haven't — a cent," I groaned. "I'll play you five dollars against your saddle-bags." I knew they would be his any way, and therefore staked them. Need I say I lost ? As Silas rose to procure some more whis ky, I took the opportunity of scribbling a few lines upon the back of an envelope, which I slipped into a slit in my coat lining. He made me stake my horse, my coat and waistcoat; in fact everything that I possessed. I lost all, and then threw my self back in despair, bewailing my bad for tune and rashness in having trusted to cards. Silas seemed highly delighted with my melancholy, consoling me with the,,as surance that there were plenty more banks in the world, and I might regain my for tune. After bearing his taunts for some time, I pretended to cry myself to sleep, but took care to place my face in such a position that I could see all that Silas did without appearing to watch him. No sooner had my first snore sounded than Silas rose from the ground, and, drawing his revolver, advanced tNvard me. "Of — all the fearful darned fools I ever did meet, this one beats them all. He a thief! Bah! he is a disgrace to the pro fession. I s'pose its no use potting him ; he can't bring anything against me. He last all his money in play. Besides, he won't care about kicking up a noise in case of the Lank finding him. And yet he would be safer." As he spoke he levelled the pistol straight at my head. I shall never forget that ter rible moment. I knew that the slightest movement would be the signal fur my death, and so remained perfectly motion less; but the strange, horrid, cold calm that stole over me will never pass from my memory. _ _ "Bali !" he said, putting up the pistol, "let him live; - 1 - 1 , 61 - iirtlie other etie - to attend to." He turned away and left the hut, care fully closing the door behind him. I list ened to his retreating footsteps, and when they sounded distant, I sprang to my feet. My first idea was flight, but a moment's consideration told me that that would be certain death. I crept to the door and peeped through the chinks in the wall.— The storm still raged, and by the constant flashing of the lightning I was enabled to see for some distance. Silas was coming toward the hut, carrying a heavy burden on his shoulders. He stopped by the side of a pond about ten yards from tht. buiid ing, and threw down his load—it was the body of a man. Silas then took some cords from his pocket, and with them bound a huge stone to the body. When this was done he picked up the ghastly object, and with more than human strength hurled it into the pond. The lightning gleamed out brightly ; the pale, ghastly thee seemed turning one appealing look to heaven for revenge; the cold, dull waters closed over it, and all was still again. Struck with horror, I could scarcely move, and with difficulty regained my po sition by the fire before Silas returned. Quietly taking off his own coat and waist coat, which were as bad as they could be, he threw them into one corner of the room, and then, with all the coolness imaginable, dressed himself in my garments. Re again left the hut with my saddle-bags, and a few minutes afterward 1 heard the ring of my hor c's feet as he galloped away. In a moment I had seized his coat and, putting it on, dashed from the hut in pur suit. I ran until I was almost ready to drop. HUNTINGDON, PA., AUGUST 9, 1871 Still I pressed on; the spirit of revenge had entered my soul and bore me up. At last I saw a horseman crossing the hill. I knew the figure but too well—it was Silas Cass. Till morning I dodged from bush to bush, keeping — as close to him as I dare. Had I had a pistol with sue I fear Silas would have stood a very poor chance. At last I perceived a party of horsemen riding towards us. and in a minute I burst from my hiding place, and commenced shouting as loud as I could : • "Stop him! stop him ! he is a murder• ••• Silas looked quietly behind him, and seeing me running, drew his revolver, -pre sented and fired. The bullet whistled close to my head, but did no damage. By this time the horsemen heard my cries and were close upon Silas, who hesi tated for a moment whether to attack me or not, but, seeing The party of horsemen were armed, he turned his horse's head as if to gallop across the country; but the leader of the horsemen swung his rifle round, and presenting it at Silas, called upon him to stop. `•I guess this is pretty shindy," said Si las, coolly, "all about a fellow who has lost his money at poker." "Stop than man," I cried ; "he has rob bed me of my money, horse and clothes." "Why, you darned viper," said Silas, "didn't you lose them to me fairly at po ker, in the block hut ?" "No," I cried; "lie robbed me there, and I call upon you to help me to arrest him for having committed murder. I saw him throw the body into a pond by the log hut last night. Expecting the same fate I wrote on au envelope these words: "I have been robbed and murdered by Silas Cass J. M. Barter." You will find it in a slit in the lining of my coat which that man wears, for he is Silas Cass." Scarcely had the words escap3d niy lips than Silas again presented his pistol, and this time with better effect., for the bullet pierced my arm, but at the same instant one of the horsemen dealt Cass a heavy blow with his rifle that laid him insensible on the ground. Silas was handed over to the authorities and searched; my envelope was found upon him. The body was found in the pond as I had described. My story was told and proved true, and in a few days I had the satisfaction of knowing that Silas Cass was no more, gkomt Civic A Holy Spot. It is common to speak of the house of public worship as a "holy place;" but it has no exclusive sanctity. The holiest spot on earth' is that where the soul breathes its purest vows, and forms or executes its noblest purposes; and on this ground, were Ito select the holiest spot in our city, Ishould not go to your splendid sanc tuaries, but to the closets of private pray er. Perhaps the ‘.Holy of Holies" among you is some dark, narrow room, from which most of us would shrink as unfit for He hears there music more grateful than the swell of all your organs; sees there a beauty such as Nature in her robes of Spring does not unfold; for there He meets, and sees and hears, the humblest, nnst thankful, most trustful worshipper; sees the sorest trials serenely borne; the deepest injuries forgiven ; sees the toils and sacri fices cheerfully sustained, And death ap proached, through a lonely illness, with a triumphant faith. The consecration which such virtues shed over the obscurest spot is not and cannot be communicated by any of those outward rites by which our splen did structures are dedicated to God.— Gtlianaing. "Kiss Me, Mamma." "Kiss inc, in awns, before I sleep." How simple a boon, yet how soothing to the little supplicant is that soft, gentle kiss ! The little head sinks contentedly on the pillow, for all is pace and happiness with in. The bright eyes close, and the rosy lip is revelling iu the bright and sunny dream of innocence. Yes, kiss it, mamma, fbr that good night kiss will linger in memory when the giver lies mouldering in the grave. The memory of a gentle moth er's kiss h•as cheered many a lonely wan derer's pilgrimage, and has been the bea con light to illuminate his desolate heart; for remember life has many a stormy bil low to cross, many a rugged path to climb. with thorns to pierce, and W 3 ku4w not what is in store for the little one so sweet ly slumbering, with no marring care to dis turb its peaceful dreams. The parched fevered lip will become dewy again as re collection bears to the sufferer's couch a mother's love—a mother's kiss. Then kiss your little ones ere they sleep. GIBBON says: "Every person has two educations; one which he receives from others, and one more imp)rtant which he gives himself." Hard conditions draw out a man, and you and I are better for such an education. A man needs to be hackled and spun just as much as raw cot ton ifeei. And the best gin for him is, first oxy-gen (gin) for bodily health, and secondly the gin of grinding circumstan ces, to ►sake a mental man of him. Ile needs to be pulled through narrow places as much as the wire, before he will be fit for bridging the great gorges and chasms of life which swallow up the bloat ed and capon-lined. If a man were offered ten times as many gold eagles as he could carry, he had bet ter send them twenty miles from home and swear that he will never use one of them except that be walks back and forth for each one by one, before he spends it. A dollar is never worth a dollar to a Man un til he has given a dollar's worth of work fur it by hand or brain. CONSULT not with one that suspecteth thee; and hide thy counsel from such us envy thee. Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is jealous; neither with a coward in matters of war ; n9r with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an envious man of thankfulness; nor with an unmer ciful man touching kindness; * * * nor with an idle servant ofmuch business: hearken not these in any matter of coun sel. But be continually with a godly man, whom thou knowest to keep the command ments of the Lord, whose mind is accord ing to thy mind, and will sorrow with thee if thou shalt miscarry.—Jesus the Son of Sirach. EVERY man who does a great work be lieves, as effective reformers always be lieved, that one with God is a majority. gamma ffitatistio. Rev. E. W. Kirby on the Temperance Reform. VALUABLE AND STARTLING .STATISTICS This early advocate of Prohibition has a fashion of putting things ?Try squarely. Deeply convinced of the ruin and misery the rum traffic is constantly producing, he feels conscientiously compelled to preach and pray against it as he does against oth er violations of God's law. In a very able sermon recently delivered in Chambers. burg, and published at the joint request of his congregation and of McMurray Lodge of Good Templars, he discussed first : The power of the party who favor the manu facture, sale "and use of intoxicating liquors, and then, Who are responsible ? Crowed as we are for space, we nevertheless omit other matter to make room for the startling statistics he produces. We say startling; for who can read them unmoved—unawed ? God only knows the sin and sorrow this horrid array of deplorable facts represents ! Read ! and if you love your neighbors who have fallen among the worst thieves, help to rescue them !. Read and ponder well : . The point under the first general pro position to which we invite your attention is : First, The Numerical Force of this Power. From an accurate estimate it appears that 600,001 persons per year, mostly young men, arc brought down to the con dition of common drunkards; 130,000 places are licensed to sell spirituous liquors in the United States ant Territories, and 390,000 persons are employed in these grog shops. If we add to them the num ber employed in distilleries and wholesale liquor shops, we shall have at least 570,000 persons employed in sending their fellow mortals to premature graves. The manufacture of beer alone eat- ploys, men Add to the above. And you have 626,663 This is quite an army indeed, but add to this the unlicensed places, where the stuff is made and sold, and it is asserted that there are three-fourths as many un licensed as there are licensed; but, to be on tho sale side, suppose we take one-half, then we have 65,000 more places where sold, and 313,332 mere engaged in it, which gives us the number of places sold at 195,000, and 939,995 persona engaged in the business. Now let us look at our figures and ascertain the result : — Places where it is manufactured and vended, 195,000. _ _ Persona engaged in it. Common drunkards. Fashionable drinkers (say two to one of common drunkards) 1,200,000 Beer and Ale drinkers 1,200,000 Wh.at is the aggregate? 3,939,995 And this too without the 195,000 places where it was made and sold. What do you think of it, temperance man, philiii thropist, and Christian ? Is there not work rerw .re for you, to reduce thesefigurFs? But thought COUICS up from these figures, and it is this—that most of these persons are amongst the very best specimens of man hood, Loth physically and intellectuilly - . Having presented their numerical force, let us refer Secondly, to Their Financial S.rength. Under this head we propose to show the money pledged against temperance; the money spent; what it consumes and what it costs; all of which is included in the financial stcngth of this party. Good authority asserts that $2,000,000 are pledged in Pittsburgh and Allegheny cities, and $2,000,000 more in Philadel phia, and $2,000,000 more in Harrisburg, Reading and Lancaster, &c., amounting in the aggregate to ($6,000,000), six million dollars and more, in the State of Pennsyl vania, against the Temperance reform, and to uphold the power of the rum party. Let us now notice the capital invested in the nefarious business. In the National Beer Congress, at their ninth annual session, at Newark, New Jer sey, in June, 1869, the president presented statistics showing the total amount of capi tal employed directly and indirectly in the manufacture of beer to be.... 5105,000,000 Of which there is in Penn'a., $20,000,000 Captlemployed in distilleries 210, 00,000 Of which there is in Penn's., . $40,000,000 Pet ~ilint, fixture., &e, Of whieiithere isiti $5,000,000 You have au aggregate 0r...5365,000,000 What it Consumes and Dadra's. It carries annually more than 1.590,- 000,000 dollars to Destruction. A dis tinguished observer of the facts says: "All the crimes on earth do not destroy so many of the human race, nor alienate so much property, as drunkenness." The Honey Spent. The paople of the United States, accord ing to the report of Commissioner Wells, swallowed from tha counters of retail grog shops, in one year, Liquors to the value of $1.573,491,856 Of which there was drank in Penn'a 152,603,405 Now I propose to speak of what it costs the taxpayers of this country to keep up this power, and then make a grand aggre gate and see what astounding results we arrive at. JVlzat does it cost ? I propose to arrive at it by taking our own county. Look at these figures, the result of a most careful computation by the Rev. Franklin Dyson, for the year 1862. The whole expense of the county was $12,- 848.00, and it was discovered by close cal culation that three-fourths of this amount, $9,636.00, was the result of that produced by the license system. The vending of intoxicating liquors, viz Poor House expenses Prison expenses. Court expenses Total expenses The revenue from license that year was (deduct) Balance of $7,826 was paid by the citizens of Franklin coun ty. What do you think of this, taxpayers? But let us look at the figures still more startling than those. For the year 1870 (see the report of the Commissioners for the following): Court expenses $12,753.26 Arresting &committing vagrants 133.47 Poor House and Penitentiary 17,314.67 County jail prisoners 4,431.43 Whole expense $34,632.83 In 1862 a close calculation gave ns three fourths of the whole expense. Now for 1871 let ns be on the safe side. Take two-thirds, which Fives u5..623,088.56 Deduct fbr license, (and it is less than this) And we have $20,588.56 Which the property holders, and hard workingmen and women paid in the way of taxes, for the privilege of having rum sold in their county, which produced an untold amount of crime,suffering and deg redatiou. What do you think of this, taxpayers, for the year 1870? If it has increased so much since the year 1862, what will it be in the year 1880, or nine years hence ? Should you not take the alarm ? For your own sake, for the sake of the children whom God has given you, citizens of Franklin county, I call upon you in the name of humanity, and our common chris tianity, to arouse from your lethargy and shake off this fearful incubus. - (For the above aggregated figures see the report of county commissioners in Franklin county Repository, Feb. 22, 1871, properly signed and audited). Now we take Franklin county as the average (and it will fall below it), and make it the basis of our calculations, what does it give for the State of Pennsylvania? Multiply, (throwing off the fractions by number of e.ontiee And you have for Penn'a $1,358,808.00 What does it give the U. S.? Multiply by 3B (throwing in the Territories) Now we have as the aggregate on money invested in various shapes in this unfortu nate business 56,663 570,000 First, in the State of Pennsylvania 1. Capital invested , Beer Distillery Retail, Fixtures, &c 2. What this system of rum drinking consumes in the de struction of property, &c..* $ 20,000,000 3. Now swallowed annually by drinkers 152,608,405 4. What it costs for pauper- ism, crime, &c 5. Pledged by the rum power against temperance reform, in Pennsylvania (1,000,000 Second, in the United States : 1. Capital invested $ 365,000,000 2. What it consumes in one year 3. What the liquor drank 939,995 600,000 costs in one yei . ir 4. Cost of pauperism, crime, Vindicator. poem:mow; THE KU-KLUX. Return of the Sub-Committee from South Carolina. Deplorable State of Ilfairs in that State —Testimony of the Victims—over one Hundred Cases of Whiiping in one Township--Many &publicans Barbar ously hfultikted— What the "Conserva tines" say. WASHINGTON, July 2.).—The sub-Ku- Klux Committee, consisting of Senator Scott and Representatives Ste% enson and Van Trump, reached Washington today, returning from a sojourn of four weeks in various parts of South Carolina, where they have been investigating Ku-Klux outrages on the spots where thy occurred. - They first visited the Capital, Columbia. More than 100 refugees, who had fled from violence in various counties, were there, but, after examining witnesses fur two days, the Committee determined to go closer to the scenes of alleged violence, and wetjt to Spartanburg. They expected to remain there three or four days, but stayed eleven. When word got out through Spartanburg County that they were there, the whites and neg,roes, victims of violence, came in by scores everyday, from all di rections. Murders and cruel whippings by the Ku• Klux bands had so terrified them that in many neighborhcods nearly every negro man and Republican white man had slept in the woods fur months every night. They showed scarified backs, gunshot wounds, maimed ears, and other proofs of the violence they 14/1 suffered. In Limestone Springs township, 118 cases of whipping were proved. The Com mittee awoke every morning to find, in the yard by the hstel, a new crowd of victims of Ku Klux, some including whites, who had suffered outrages which cannot be described with decency. After being whipped, the victims, if well known per sons, were often commanded, under pain of death, to publish a card renouncing the Republican Party. In a file of the South Carolina Spartan, the Democratic news paper, forty-two such cards were found recently published. 50,000,000 At Unionville the Committee remained two days. Not an avowed white Republi can was found in he place, though private ly assured by a few that they would avow themselves if protected. The terror of the negrous here is complete. The last elec tion was carried by a Republican majority, but the Republican county officers received Ku-Klux notices, and all resigned or fled. The policy there has been more toward murder and less toward whipping. The killing of ten negroes, taken from the jail by several hundred Ku-Klux, acting under military organization, was investigated. A prominent lawyer of the place, Mr. Shard, a Domocrat, on cross-examination, startled the Committee by stating that he believed almost every respectable unmarried man in the community belonged to the Ku-Klux, and he believed a thousand Ku-Klux were within a day's march of that village. A negro Methodist preacher, named Louis Thompson, who had an appointment June 11th, at Goshen Hill Church, in Union County, received a Ku-Klux notice, in the usual Com, not to preach. He preached. notwithstanding, to a very few, most of the congregation fleeing when they saw tin, notice. In the evening a clan of twenty mounted Ku-Klux came, tied him and whipped him, led him off several miles, dragging him part of the way tied to the horses, whipped him again until death, multilated him in a way that cannot with propriety be described, hanged him, and &,297 1,713 2,626 .$9,636 1,810 threw the body into the Tiger River, leav ing a notice forbidding any one to bury him. Before the Committee returned, Senator Scott sent Thompson's brother, now a refugee from Columbia, to Union County, with a letter to insure him a strong guard of United States cavalry, to go and bury the body, which was reported to be still lying, half decomposed, on the wibter's edge. Two wore days were spent in examin ing witnesses in Columbia. On 'returning from Spartanburg, one day was occupied in hearing the statements and general views of Gen. Wade Hampton and Gen. Butler, the Democratic candidate for Gov ernor last Fall. The Committee then visited York County, where they. remained nearly a week. They discovered at Yorkville a bitter spirit among the white citizens. At supper at the hotel on the evening of their arrival, Major James Berry threw a pitch er of milk over the Hon. A. T. Wallace, the Representative of the District, and the Hon. J. E. Stevenson, of the Com'mittee. They were just seating themselves at the take, and not a word had been spoken. Mr. Wallace jerked out a revolver and raised it to shoot Berry—the ladiesseream ing—but the landlord threw himself before Berry and Mr. Stevenson coolly caught Waliace's hand, and ordered the landlord to take that man out of the room. Half a dozen friends gathered around Berry, and he went out. In the course of an hour several citizens of prominence called to . • 2,500.00 $20,588.00 apologize in the amplest manner on behalf of Berry, who was willing to go on his knees if required for what he alleged was 12352800 12352800 an unintentional affront to Mr. Stevenson. It was subsequently ascertained that the business had been discussed by Berry and his friends during the afternoon it was to -ied - ' id that B, had carr: out, and that .erry pro posed to use hot coffee, but had finally de cided on milk. The colored band serenaded the Com mittee later in the evening. A crowd of young white men filled the porch of the hotel and were about the band frequently, cursing the negroes and the Yankees in an insulting manner. As the band went away the crowd followed and nearly filled the side-walk. The band and those with it (negroes) were kept by two village po licemen from the sidewalk. One negro was thrust off by a policeman, who says the negro resisted and struck him. The negro and two men who were close by say the negro struggled to get away from the grip of the policeman, who seized, cursed and struck him, but that the negro did not strike. As he pulled away the police man fired at the negro, and continued fir ing until he had inflicted fire wounds. The man was still living when the CJmniittee left. The testimony taken showed that both policeman and Mayor or Intendente were members of the Ku-Klux. No one was arrested. 1087046400 407642400 $51,634,704.00 ,$ 20,000,000 40,000,000 . 5,000,000 S 65,000,4)00 1,358,808 The community in York county was found to be in almost utter slcial and p. litical demoralization, the civil authorities being a usaless farce and mockery of the victims of the Ku-Klux Klan. Col. Mer rill, in command of a small force stltioned there, an officer of high character and great emirgy, I.id before the Committee 105.000,000 1,513,491,856 51,63 which he had investigated, s nue of them most revolting and horrible. It was found impossible for the Committee to, examine more than a . small part of the crowds of whipped, maimed, or terror-stricken wretches who flocked in upon hearing of their coming. When the Committee ad journed, the building in which they had sat was filled, stairs, halls, and porches, with those waiting to be heard. The usual course pursued, on arriving at a place, was to divide the time they ex -petted to remain between the majority and the minority of the Committee. Judge Van Trump usually called two or three of the most prominent lawyers, who each occu pied several hours in setting forth the Democratic view of affairs, giving their ' opinions on, the relations of the two races, the inefficiency and corruption of the State Government, and the feeling of the—white people toward the General Government. They always said they had hoard of Ku- Klux, but never saw one. Generally, the "Conservatives" seemed to regard the Ku-Klux as a kind of Vigilance Commit tee, or irregular local police; did not con sider them rnder a general organization, but simply to repress outbreaks. The ma jority then called for those who had seen and felt the Ku-K-lax. The oaths. forms of proceeding in the Klan, councils, and modas of operation when riding on raids, were fully developed. Score; of men whom the proof showed to be Ku-Klux were ex amined, all of whom, except a low whose disclosures were lull and important, denied any knowledge whatever of Ku-Klux. One who was shown to have been in several outrages swore t'lat he hid never heard of the existence of Ku-Klux in his life. Judge Van Trump subjected all the wit nesses called by the majority to the most searching cross-examination. The Ku-Klux Committee to-day adopt ed a resolution for the appointment of a sub committee of three members to hear the testimony of a few witnesses now on their way to Washington, when an ad journment will take place until the 20th of September. Nearly 100 witnesses have been exam ined by the Congress Ku-Klux Commit tee in this city. The testimony is printed as the examination proceeds, and will make several large volumes. LOVE BEST Or ALL BLESSINGS.-A woman may be sourrounded by all the luxuries which money can buy, and have the fawning friendship of people whose smiles-only live in prosperity; but if she feels hereself unloved and alone in her heart, the crown jewel in her diadem of happiness is lost, things lose their value, and life becomes insufferably monotonous. The honest, tender love.of two brave hearts who have started out, and are strug gling to gain a home fur their little ones, and money enough to feed, clothe and edu cate them, makes life a thousand times more attractive and inspiring. The President Judges throughout the State will receive a salary of $4,000 for the ensuing year, commencing the Ist day of June. The associate judges will re ceive in lieu of the salary now allowed by law five dollars for every day they may be employed in the discharge of their official duties. The salary of no associate judge shall be less than one hundred dollars. The judges of the Supreme Court have hid their palaries raised to $7,000 a year. The lady student who carried off the ohemical prize at the University of Ed inburg was the highest of two hundred and forty candidates. Having been de clared ineligible to receive the prize on account of her sex, Sir Titus Salt sent her £lOO, but she declined to accept it. NO. 31. Tad Lincoln, The New York Tribune Bays: Most of those who read the dispatch announcing the death of Thomas Todd Lincoln will never think of the well-grown young gen tleman who died on Saturday at Chicago. The name of "Tad"—a pet name given by himself with his first - stammering utter ances and adopted by his fond parents and the world—recalls the tricksy little sprite who gave to that sad and solemn "White House of the great war the only comic re lief it knew. The years that havefollowed spent in study and travel, produced an utterly different person. The Tad Lin coln of our history ceased to exist long ago. The modest and cordial young fel low, who passed through New York a few weeks ago, with his mother will never be known outside of the circle of his mourn ing friends. But "little Tad" will be re membered as long as any live who bore a personal share in the great movements whose center for four years was at Wash- iagton 'He was so full of life and vigor—so bub bling over with health and high spirits, that he kept the house alive with his pranks and his fantastic enterprises. He was always a "chartered libertine," and after the death of his brother Willie, a prematurely serious and studious child, and the departure a R3bert for college, he installed himself as the absolute tyrant of the Executive Mansion. He was Moil ed by both his father and mother, petted and indulged by his teachers, and fawned upon and caressed by that noisome horde of office-seekers which infested the ante rooms of the White House. He had a very bad opinion of books and no opinion of discipline, and thought very littl) of any tutor who would not sssist him in yok ing tis kids to a chair or in driving his dogs tandem over the South Lawn. He was as shrewd as he was lawless, and al ways knew wether he c - mid make a tutor serviceable 'or not. If he found one with obstinate ideas of the superiority of gram mar to kite-flying as an intellectual em -ployoient, he soon found moans of get ting rid ofThim. He had so much to do that he felt he could not waste time in learning to spell. Early in the morning you could hear his shrill pipe resounding: through the dreary corridors of the Execu tive residence: The day passed in a rapid succession of p!ot3 and commotions, and when the President laid dawn his weary pen toward midnight, he generally found his infant goblin asleep under his table or roasting his curly head by the open fire place; and the tall chief would pick up the child and trudge off to bed with the drowsy little burden on his shoulder, stooping un der the doors and dodging the chandeliers. The President took infinite comfort in the child's rudy health, fresh fun, and uncon trollable boisterousness. He was pleased to see him growing up in ignorance oT books, but with singularly accurate ideas of practical matters. He was a fearlessrider, white yet so small that his legs stuck out horizontally from the saddle. He had that power of taming and attaching animals to himself, which seems the especial gift of kindly and unlettered natures. "Let him run," the easy-going President would say, "he has time enough left to learn his let _ little rascal, and ilow he is t : ery • decent boy:" . It was evident that with all his insubor dination and reckless mischeif the spoiled .child was at hart of a truthful and gener ons nature. He treated flatterers and office-seekers with a curious coolness and contempt, but he often espoused the cause of some poor widow or tattered soldier, whom he found waiting in the ante-rooms, and it was amusing to zee the hearty little fellow dragging his bhabby proteges into the Executive pre.:ence, ordering the ush ers out of the way, and demanding imme diate action from headquarters. The President rarely refused a grace of this kind, and the demands were not so fre quent as to lose the charm of novelty. One of the tricks into which idleness and his enterprise together drove him, was the occasion of much laughterto the judi cious, and much horror to the respectable in Washington. He invested, one morn ing, all his pocket money in buying the stock and trade of an old woman who sold gingerbread near the Treasury. He made the Government carpenters give him a board and some tressels, o<hich he set up in the imposing "porte.cochere" of the White House, and cn this rude coun ter dilolayed his wares. Everyone, b fight a toothsome luncheon of the keen little merchant, and when an hour after the opening of the booth a member of the household discovered the young pastry man the admired centre of a group of grinning servants and toadies, he had fill ed his pockets and his hat with currency, the spoil of the American public. The juvenile operator made lively work of his ill-gotten gains, however, and before night was penniless again. Although still a mere child at the death of his father, this terrible shock greatly sobered and steadied him. His brother Robert at once took charge of his education. and he made rapid progress up to the time of his sailing for Europe with his mother. He has ever since remained with her, dis playing a thoughtful devotion and tender ness beyond his years, and strangely at variance with the mischievous thought lessness of his childhood. He came back a short while ago, greatly improved by his residence abroad, but always the same cor dial, frank, warm-hearted boy. In his loss the already fearfully bereaved family will suffer a new and deep afflietion, and the world, which never did and never will know him, will not withhold a tribute of regret for the child whose gaiety and affec tion cheered more than anything else the worn and weary heart of the great Presi dent through the toilsome years of the war. Gov. Jewell's exertions succeeded in getting $134,273 on account of the war claim of Connecticut from the General Government. Connecticut has been very fmtunate in having all her expenditures far arms, etc., during the reblellion m ide good by the United States, while other States have yet considerable unpaid claims. Mrs. Cooke, wife of Jay Cooke, Esq., the well known banker of Philadelphia, died at Chelton Hills. on Saturday morn ing last from heart disease. The six Judges of the Supreme Court Massachusetts have decided that a womzn cannot legally act as Justice of the Peace in that State. They say it would b 3 un constitutional. Gen. Harry White has beat re•nominat el for Vie State Senate. The district is' composel of the cminties of Indiana and Westmoreland, and is called the Twenty.. fourth.