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    The Huntingdon Journal
Wednesday Morning, Sept, 20, 1871
COL. ROBERT B. BEATH, of Schuylkill,
John Dean, of Blair county.
Franklin. H. Lane, of Shirleysburg
David Clarkson, of Cassville.
Amon Houck, of Broad Top City
Alfred W. Kenyon, of Barree -Township.
Jonathan Evans, of Tod Township,
Harris Richardson, of Lincoln Township
Remy Wilson, of Oneida Township,
Samuel P. Smith, of Union Township.
James Bricker, of Huntingdon
Republicans Squint on This
Have you heat d the news from Colorado,
Wyoming, California, Connecticut, North Car
olina, New — Mexico, and last but not least,
" Little Delaware," all Democratic States, have
gone almost solidly for the Republicans.
Maine, "all honest and true" increased her
majority 3000 over her vote of last year, giv
ing a Republican majority of ELEVEN THOUS
To keep the ball moving, public meetings,
addressed by able speakers will be held at the
following named times and places :
Shade Gap—Fridiy evening, Sept. 22nd.
Orbisonia—Saturday afternoon and evening, Sept =rd.
Scott:oak- -Monday evening, Sept. 25th.
Cas-rille—Tuesaay evening, Sept. 26th.
Green's School House, (Tod tap.} -Wednesday eve. Sept. 27.
Broad Top eity—Thureday evening, Sept. 29th.
Marklabarg—Friday evening, Sept. 29th.
Aferciadrfa. .Stiurday evening. Sept. :loth.
Birtaingham—Mend4 evening, Sept 25th.
Warrn..smark—Tueday evening, Sept. 26th.
...Spruce Creek—Wednesday evening. Sept. 27th.
Shirkgsburg—Thursday evening, Sept. 2Sth.
McAlery's Fort—Friday evening, Sept. 29th.
The Green Tree. (Tippet West tap.)—Satorday eve. Sept. 30.
Huntingdon—Thursday evening. October 7th.
Mapleton—Saturday evening, Oct. 7th.
Petersbing—Saturday evening, Oct. 72h.
ITown's 7thoot House, (Juniuta tpd—Saturday eve. Oct. 7.
Sheridan's School Pose, (Union twp.)—.Monday eve. Oct. 9.
The above meetings will be addressed by
two or more of the following named speakers:
Hon. Walter S. Johnston, Washington, D. C.
Prof. A. L. Gnss, i3l. S. Lytle, Esq.
Theo. H. Cremer, Esq.l.John W. Matters, Esq.
T. W. Myton, Esq. H. C. Madden, Esq.
J. R. Simpson, Esq. Samuel T. Brown. Esq.
G. B. Armitage, Esq. William Dorris, Esq.
J. S. Blair, Esq. J. Hall Musser, Esq.
David Blair, Esq. H. A. Orbison, Esq.
W. H. Woods, Esq.
1 County Committee.
Chairman Ropublicl
go_ Democratic roosters for sale, cheap,
at the Monaca. office. Aprils , soon.
re... Every vote for the temperance tick
et is half a vote for the ruin-selling Demo-
oft, In the event of a Democratic suc
cess in 1872, we will be compelled to pay
the South for their slaves.
Da_ The reports from every section of
this Judicial district indicate the election
of John Dean, Esq., by a large majority.
on. Is Mr. Africa a Protectionist or a
Free Trader ? This is a matter of some
consequence to our people.
sir The New Departure has so effectu
ally weighed down the Democratic party
that it is as dead as a stone.
te.s.. Are you REGISTERED ?
,Get out of the way, Mr. Banks, Mi.
Speer must have a Democratic Congres
sional district !
pa., The Democrats are the advocates
of Free Trade, while every mill and man
ufactory cries out against it.
ss, Wanted ! Some Republican to as
sume the authorship of the bribery story
concocted by the Monitor. Apply to that
tier While Gen. Lane was fighting the
battles of his country Mr. Africa was char
acterizing those battles as "slaughter pens."
Vote for Lane!
ves.. The Democrats want power with
the record of Tammany staring them in
the face ! How can they have the assu
rance to ask it ?
i But a year ago the Democrats said
they did not want the negro vote, and if it
were offered them they would not take it.
How is it now ?
M. Republicans, REGISTER !
air During the war the Democrats
sympathized with the rebels; now, in peace,
they apologize for the Ku Klux. How
consistent !
6ESY - True Republicans neither split their
tickets nor compromise their principles.
They vote as they fought--for the good
of the country. Stand by the ticket.
um., Mr. Scott's prompt demand for the
protection of the ni.offending citizens of
South Carolina has had a healthy effect
upon those cowardly devils, the Ku Klux.
is_ Somebody was wicked enough to
tell us, the other day, that Mr. Africa was
a "bloody Know Nothing" while that par
ty flourished. How is this, Mr. Monitor ?
le, The Patriot champions the cause
of the Temperance voters. The Patriot
in the Temperance business ! What an
idea! What will you take, Colonel ?
Sir The Democrats are running two
tickets in this State—their own and the
Temperance. To the former all Demo
crats are expected to give their undivided
support, and to the latter all one-idea
Republicans. By this arrangement every
Republican vote for the Temperance Party
counts half a vote for the Democratic
ticket. How do you like it ?
J If you want to vote, REGISTER!
geu Tammany is in trouble, and the
Democracy of Philadelphia can not con n t
on its repeaters. Dere's a go!
delphia will consequently : _give a Republi
can majority Or at least 50011
"Fr..nd ! Fraud !!- - Fratid:!' Slionts
the Non i; or, but these significant words do
not refer to the bribery story, the hugest
of frauds, concocted by that sheet. Post
thou see the beam in thy own eye ? Nay !
rEa_ The soft head who will be gulled
into givinga complimentary vote to a Dem
ocratic nominee will some day learn, when
he asks for a return of the favor, that he
has been playing the fool to no purpose.
Par The Hollidaysburg Register perti
nently asks :
Mr.llanks ever declare that if the slaves
were made free he would fight for the rebels?"
We hope not. The Standard will rise
and explain.
Eel, It is presumed that Mr. Banks is
as Orangeman since the Standard says he
is of "Scotch Irish stock," and that this
explains his course towards the lamented
Col. Murray. How is it
lig_ Republicans, we do not want you
to listen to the man who asks you to cut.
your ticket this Fall; he is the tool of the
Democrats, who are driven to all manner
of tricks to keep afloat their sinking
v If you want the Republican ticket
elected, go to work !
S , ZE?" We find a large number of our
short paragraphs copied by our exchanges
without credit. This is all right, gentle
men ; they are not worth crediting, and if
they suit you, we are satisfied. Cut away
as much as you phase.
Is_ The JOURNAL urges the Republi
can ticket simply because it is Republican !
We want it so understood 1 We are opposed
to electing Democrats to office, and so is
the Republican. party, or it would have
nominated Democrats.
The Republican press has almost
universally condemned the Evans embez
zlement case, but we have the first Demo
cratic paper to see that has had the hardi
hood to expose the Tammany frauds. But
this is Democratic; they never go back on
their pals. •
rar Are the Republicans of this county
organizing ? This is the question. Settle
it among yourselves. If you don't intend
to do anything, say so, but if you want to
rout the Democrats out of their boots, go
to work.
In Now York city, where the ras
calities and thefts a the Democracy are
about to be exposed, they steal and destroy
all the evidence of them. This is the easi
est way of getting rid of trouble, but it
may not be the most honorable.
la_ Mr. Banks is to be shoved out of
the way to make a Democratic Congres
sional District fur Mr. Speer. This is the
little game on hand. The supreme selfish
ness of some wen is only equalled by the
niagnauimity of other d laals—Listuxit of
the latter ?
See that every &publican is REG
gm. It is astonishing how very clever
the Democratic nominees are. They are
calling upon Republican voters all over
the county and telling them that they
know they have no chance for an election,
but they only want a complimentary vote!
Bah ! We will give them our compliments,
after the election, if we have any to spare.
ter The Monitor says that the Hon,
Win. A. Wallace's speech, at Ebensburg,
was "a regular blister-maker on the backs
of the thieves and corruptionists of the
State." How ungrateful ! After all Wal
lace has done for the party it is a little
rough to turn his own thunder upon him
in this way. Wallace, it is understood, is
one of them.
g 47" When the Monitor speaks of Gen.
Lane's "Radicalism" does it allude to his
services in the army ? If not., why not
say Republicanism Mr. Africa, we are
told, was not in the army, yet he may not
have been a Copperhead. It was a pretty
hard matter, however, to be a Democrat,
during the war, and not to be a Copper
head. Will somebody please tell us how
it was with Mr. Africa?
The Philadelphia Post says
"Here we will do our duty. There is no doubt
of that. The Republicans throughout the State
may depend upon Philadelphia for her very best.
We shall poll at least five thousand majority for
Stanton and Beath; we shall elect at least thirteen
Republicans to the Legislature, and we shall tri
umphantly place in office our whole city ticket.—
Let the other counties do as well, and the State is
safe to be Republican in October, and to give
Grunt in 1872 one of the old-fashioned Lincoln
majorities." •
The interior of the State expects you to
make this promise good.
ts„ The Democrats in this vicinity are
doing their level best to secure the with
drawal of Banks on condition that the Re
publican friends of Judge Taylor will vote
ftw Mr. Africa in this c3unty and Mr.
Baily in Blair. We presume. that Mr.
Speer is at the bottom of this movement.
He - wants a Democratic Congressional dis
trict. Republica:l.F,, are you going to lend
yourselves to this sort of work ? We hope
not. •
w 9,„ A converted Democrat, (at least
we presume he is such, as the Nonitor does
not say lie is a. Republican), has refunded
$l3OO of conscience money to the United
States Government. Ah, how natural !
The old fellow who run the machine so
long are beginning to prepare for the grave,
and they cannot die without disgorging.—
We expect the treasury to realize hand
somely from this source during the next
ten years.
ra.The Monitor, two weeks ago, charged
that money had been paid to set up the
Republican Convention for John Deau,
Esq., alleging that this was asserted by
"Many respectable Republicans." The
Blair County Radical demanded the names
of these slanderers, but the last Monitor
backs square down. Come, we repeat,
give us the names, or we will be compelled
to say of the authorship of this slander as
Jonathan said to David : "Thou art the
man 1"
e. REGISTER before you sleep !
um. "Figure Heads" are very popular
with the Harrisburg Patriot.
bar - Vote for Houck, the one-armed
soldier !
urfA. If you. want a good, sober, honest
business loan for Commissioner, vote for
Jonathan Evans !
re,, Our candidate for Director of the
Poor is popular wherever he goes. Vote
for Richardson !
tim. Every Republican should be REG
re.. Are our politicians working for the
ticket ? Go to work as if you were work
ing to control a Convention.
Thal. Keep your eye on the Republican
who talks of cutting the ticket. He is, in
all probability, paid to do so.
Ear Can foreigners consistently vote
for Mr. Africa with his Know Nothing re
cord staring them in the face?
Oar Soldiers, can you vote for a man
who called your fields of valor "Lincoln's
slaughter pens" ? Vote for Gen. Lane!
ti br Was Mr. Africa, the Democratic
nominee for Assembly, a Know Nothing
during the existence of that party Will
the Monitor please inform us?
tat„. Messrs. Dean, Lane, Houck, Rich
ardson, and Smith met the County Com
mittee on last Friday, and they were en
thusiastically received.
oft„. The.members of the County Com
mittee gave assurance that Old Hunting
don will give such a majority at the
coming election as she gave in the days of
Stir We are assured that Mr. Dean will
run a very large vote in Blair county, and
that his majority will not be less than 800
or 900. Republicans, what can you do
for him in this county ? Vote for Dean !
- _
bar Judge Barnard has granted a per
petual injunction against the Tammany
plunderers, and Tammany is in the dust !
The great nucelus of the Democratic party
has met its Waterloo. Hurrah!
vis_ The meeting of the County Com
mittee, on last Friday, was, it is said, the
most harmonious meeting for years. This
looks like business. Go to work, and leave
by-gones be by-gones.
nieL, The only city in America where
the Democracy has had uninterruped sway
for ten years is New York. Her bonds
are excluded from one of the principal for
eign markets, how would it be were they
to control the Government with its great
debt ?
cm. We have been told that great ef
forts are being made to induce Republi
cans to vote for Mr. Mierly. Judge Clark
son is an excellent man, and the Republi
can who cuts him does not only wrong him
but stabs the party, and it will be so re
1,2- R.-.,, .” nli cious persons have cir
culated damaging in regard to Mr:
Kenyon's qualifications. Those who know
him require no denial of these absurd sto
ries, and to those who do not, we say they
are the merest fabrications. Vote for
vei„, The Philadelphia Post says from
present appearances the vote that will be
polled in that city, a few weeks hence, will
be one of the heaviest on record, and pre
dicts that it 'will result in the election of
the entire Republican ticket with large
Sir Some malicious persons have given
circulation to a report that Amon Houck,
the Republican candidate for Sheriff, is
dissipated and in the liquor business. This
is a malicious fabrication. All persons
desiring information in regard to his habits
are respectfully referred to the temperance
organization of Broad Top City.
es. From all parts of the county conies
the cheering intelligence that the Repub
lican tieket, from President Judge to Cor
oner, will receive the full Republican vote,
and that oue of the best votes will be poll
ed that has been polled for years. The
Republicans feel that all is right again
and they go into the canvass with spirit.
fl Judge Clarkson, we learn, is the
object at which some men are thrusting
their personal grievances. The Republican
who will allow his personal difficulties to
influence his political action, after a party
nomination, acts unwise and is nothing
more nor less than a disorganizer. There
is always a day of reckoning for such peo
ple. It comes generally much sooner than
they expect..
as. The .Monitor queries : "Is Gen.
Lane's Radicalism (?) his only qualifica
tion for the office he seeks ?" To which the
JOURNAL answers : NO ! NO ! ! But we
want a Republican, in the next Legislature
and you want a Democrat ! Gen Lane is
a Republican, and we want all Republicans
to vote for him ; Mr. Africa is a Demo
crat and you, as a Democrat, should ask
all his Democratic friends to vote for him,
as a representative of their principles, but
ew deny the right of Republicans, favor
ing Republican principles, to vote for him !
Republicans should vote for Lane. Demo
crats, for Africa !
HUNTINGDON, Sept. 18, 1871.
J. R. DURBORROW, ESQ.—.Dear Sir :
I have been informed, in Huntingdon, that
reports have been put in circulation that
Mr. A. W. Kenyan, the Republican can
didate for Tresurer, is addicted to intern
temperate habits and not able to write his
own name. I have no desire to make my
self conspicuous, but out of due justice to
Mr. Kenyan, to whom I have lived neigh
bor for the last three years, I pronounce
these reports unfounded in every respect.
I have never known Mr. Kenyan to take
a drink in all that time, and I am confi.
dent he writes fully as good a hand as I
do, if not better. In my judgment Mr.
Kenyan is fully qualified for the position
to which he aspires.
Yours, respecfully,
There is much wholesome truth in the
remarks of the Tioga County Agitator on
this subject, and we commend them to the
attention of every Republican voter in the
State. "By all means, and on all occa
sions (says the Agitator), when you have
a legal right to do so, VOTE The occa
sion may be one of little interest to you;
you may not care a penny which of two
competing candidates is elected ; may not
even know the men ;or the election may
be one in which there is but one ticket, or
one candidate. Such electiew may seem a
poor reason to an industrious farmer for
losing a day in a busy time. But it is not
the importance of the franchise to every
man in the land, that we insist ou. And
only by using this privilege, can it be kept
intact; only by exercising this great pow
er, can the power be retained. The ballot
box is just what makes America the most
desirable country on the earth for the pro
ducers of the earth—the toilers, who mine,
farm, invent and fabricate; who, whatever
share they have in this world's goods, real
ly produce every dollar of its wealth. That
such men should be so stupidly dull as to
supinely let this privilege go by default on
some trifling excuse, is incomprehensible
to intelligent foreigners, who often see
much more clearly than Americans the val
ue and influence of the ballot. Even in
the most trifling elections, it is the inter
est of every voter to attend the polls ;
while the man who stays away from an
important election, simply deserves to have
his franchise taken from him; or, what
would be better, perhaps, to have a heavy
fine imposed on him.
"The utter stupidity which some other
wise intelligent men exhibit on this point
is most astonishing; and the trifling ex
cuses which many born Americans make
for absenting themselves from the polls on
election day, are humiliating.
"The man who desires an excuse for ig
noring and neglecting his most valuable
right runs very light for an American citi
"We had intended saying a word to the
wise, conceited and politically self-right
eous donkeys who refuse to attend any elec
tion, because they think the entire concern
is going to the bad; because, politics are
degrading ; because successful candidates
always "sell out ;" because, in short, they
are so much wiser and see so much more
clearly than their neighbors. We might
suggest to these wise-acres that the true
and only way to reform such abuses in this
land is through and by the ballot box;
that the man who assumes to ride his high
horse in that silly manner is leaving the
ballot box to tender mercies of the most cor
rupt, when his first duty is to protect and
use it for reforming the very abuses of
which he complains.
"But our suggestions would be vain. The
dull, the indifferent, the ignorant, may be
brightened, interested or instructed; and
the drunkard may be sobered; but only
Omnipotence can reform a fool "
IT.orniv MCOTTIII . in X/ CT An, C.NTTI
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12, 1871.
To the Republicans of Pennsylvania :
We tender you our hearty congratula
tions over the glorious victories recently
won by the Republicans of California and
Maine. In the former a State has been
won, after four years of Democratic mis
rule, by an overwhelming majority, and in
the latter the firm hold of the Republican
party upon the people has been maintain
ed with tenacity that cannot be shaken.
The Victory in California has been
gained after an arduous and exciting strug
gle. It is the . result of systematic work,
and it demonstrates the value of organiza
tion and well directed labor. The victory
in Maine has been won by keeping up the
admirable organizations perfected in past
years, under the operation of which the
Republican vote has been thoroughly
brought out.
Both these victories show to us the val
ue and the necessity of thorough organiza_
tion. They ought to inspirit us with the
most ardent zeal and with a determination
to imitate the example so worthily set us.
We appeal to you, therefore, while rejoic
ing over the victories of your brethren
elsewhere, to do as they have done, and se
cure by your systematic labors a victory as
complete as theirs.
The steady stream of Republican success
which, setting in with Connecticut, has
since flowed on without interruption, most
not be checked in its onward flow by a
Republican defeat in Pennsylvania. We
owe it to our friends in the States which
have so gallantly upheld our banner to
stand by them, and keep Pennsylvania in
the phalanx of Republican States.
We can do this only by cultivating a
spirit of union and harmony, keeping up
our local organizations actively, and work
ing steadily and with a will to bring out
every Republican vote. Everything de
pends upon organization and work.
Our intelligence from all parts of the
State is cheering and encouraging. All
that is wanted now is a little close atten
tion to the details of local organization.
No political victory was ever won without
attention to these details ; and we rely
upon your spirit, energy, and zeal to carry
them out systematically and render them
Let the Republicans of the State be true
to themselves and to their cause, stand
firmly by their State nominees and local
tickets, and put their ward and township
committees into vigilant activity, and we
shall be able to send back to Maine and
California, and their sister Republican
States a response as cheerful and gladden
ing as their messages of triumph have
been to us. RUSSELL ERRETS,
WM. ELLIOTT, Chairman.
P. M. LYTLE, Secretaries.
es_ The credit which we have acquired
in Europe, since General Grant has been
President, is truly gratifying. Ocr bonds
are sought after and preferred to those of
governments with much less debt. This
tells its own story.
i Work for and vete the whole Re
publican ticket!
Republicans of Pennsylvania Look at
This !
Democratic States That Ilave Voted—
And Given Republican Majorities!
MAINE, glorious Maine, is the only
Republican State in which an election has
been held this fall, and the Republican
ticket has been elected by a majority of
ELEVEN THOUSAND, a gain of three
thousand since the election last year.
WILMINGTON, in the dark State of
Delaware, where a white man who takes a
glass too much, is publicly whipped at the
whipping post, has shaken off her Demo
cratic shackles and redeemed herself by
the election of the entire REPUBLICAN
Kentucky ! Olt ! rebel Kentitek !
where Union soldiers were assassinated,
is the only Democratic State that has elect
ed a rebel Governor, and his majority has
been reduced from 69,000 to about 38,000.
This is the only Democratic victory in
Republican States for President in 1872,
which were formerly Democratic :
And last, but not least,
KENTUCKY, of Rebel Notoriety.
No Republican State has faltered, but
all true and loyal to the cause.
Republicans of Pennsylvania, remember
this !—Har. Tel.
Meeting of the Republican County
Pursuant to previous notice given, the
Committee met at the Court House, in Hun
tingdon, on Friday, Sept. 15th inst. Not
withstanding the very inclement state of
the weather, it was ascertained on calling
the roll that quite a large proportion of
the members froni different parts of the
county were present. The meeting was
called to order by the Chairman, when Dr.
I. J. Meals, of Brady township, was elected
Reports were presented by members of
the Committee from their respective local
ities indicating a hearty endorsement of
the party nominations, and showing very
encouraging prospects for the election of
the entire Republican ticket by a large
. .
On motion, it was resolved, that as many
public meetings be held throughout the
county between this and October 10th, as
is practicable.
On motion, it was resolved, that there
be a public meeting held at Huntingdon,
Quite a number of other important busi
13p_ss__ii_ems were attended to, and such
-an interest tinnitesteet-ttwougketts-uma—en-.
tire meeting as gives promise of most
gratifying results.
Adjourned to meet at call of the Chair
K. ALLEN LOVEL, Chairman.
I. J. MEALS, Secretary.
" Judicial Districts."
J. E. Dunnonnow, ESQ., Editor Iluntingdon
Jenernal. Sir :.—I have read with no little inter
est the very elaborate and carefully prepared com
munication of Samuel T. Brown, Esq., in your last
issue, upon the subject which heads this article.—
Upon a topic of so much importance, although it
may seem to common readers not a little difficult
to imagine what is to be accomplished by the dis
cussion of it now immediately before the election,
since the Legislature only can change a district,
and no vote cast at the election can, in any con
ceivable way be an expression of what change, if
any, should be made,-1 will be allowed, perhaps,
to contribute one or two suggestions.
"Our object," says Mr. 8., "is to call attention
to the necessity of such legislation as will reduce
the size of our district or increase the number of
Judges, and we believe this to be the proper time
to consider and canvass the subject,lest raising the
question after the judicial election which is soon to
take place, should be construed us referring to the
presiding Judge who shall then be elected." Of
course, there was no intention, although the gener
ality of your readers would be likely to think so,
to refer to him who hue teen the predding Judge of
the district eine° it tea* formed. Mr. B. is a very
candid man, who has too much regard for the truth
to say one thing when he means another; and
doubtless entertains for me, personally, no other
than the kindest christian feeling.
The historical and statistical portion of Mr. B.'s
essay,—the body of it, presents, no doubt, in the
main a correct statement of the case; and is inter
esting and suggestive. Be shows very clearly, in
one aspect of the subject, or as viewed from one
stand-point, the relative size and importance of our
district. Ile might have made the case much
stronger by a reference to the relative amount and
importance of the litigation within it. Since it
was formed, its courts have tried, to say nothing
of the almost countless criminal cases less grave in
their character, over fifty persons indicted for ho
micide; and, also, beside the usual proportion of
civil issues of less importance, a large number of
ejectments and other causes, involving property of
very large value. Such, in a word, has been the
amount and importance of its litigation, and the
care and ability with which causes have been tried
by the gentlemen of the Bar within it, (some idea
of which may be formed by a glance at the report
ed decisions of the Supreme Court in the Western
and Middle districts,) that, although far from being
the oldest, the XXIVth District has become famous
among the Judicial Districts of the Commonwealth.
The conclusion of Mr. B. that the Judge of this
district has more than his share of onerous judicial
duty to perform, cannot, therefore, be questioned;
nor that "the subject vitally concerns every mem
ber of the Bar, and the people of the district gen
erally." His representation of the state of the bu
siness is partial, because his own practice has been
entirely confined to one county ; and, in some other
respects, not very accurate. And, as to the mute
of the business lagging, it may be interesting to
inquire how far it is, or may be owing, in various
ways, to the Wire of the gentlemen of the bar;
which it is not exactly the province of the Legis
lature, or voters at the pulls, or of Judges, to re
form. If he will go to Cambria county, for instance,
where there have been many heavy ejectments,
and other causes of immense interest, trie?.,—usore
than in any other county in the district,—he will
find that the current lists are largely made up of
causes brought within a year, and will hear no
complaints of a denial of justice to suitors by delay.
The reason is, that the gentlemen of the bar, as a
general thing engaged in nothing else, and giving
exclusive attention to the business of their profes
sion, are always ready and anxious to try their
causes, and, while so serving their clients, to get
their FEES. If, on the other hand, he will go to
Blair county, ho will find on file a handful of
agreements signed by all the members of the bar,
each continuing a trial list and postponing a court.
But I may allude further to this incidentally, in one
or two suggestions which I now propose to make
respecting the remedy for the evil, so far as it
Dlr. D. supposes the remedy is either to "reduce
the size of our district, or increase the number of
Judges." Let us inquire into the effect of these
suggested expedients.
The District, of course, would be reduced in size
by taking from it, say one of the counties. Would
that reduce, or have any tendency to reduce, the
amount of business in either of the other counties ?
How? The only effect would be to relieve the
Judge of his labor in the county cut off. I have
never complained of having to labor in three coun
ties, although I have rarely had a full week I could
call my own. The only effect that might follow the
reduction of the size of a district upon the business
of any one county, is, that it might admit of the
terms being enlarged, say from tiro to three weeks;
or of equivalent time being occupied in holding
adjourned courts.
To provide an addittonal Judge which does not
seem to be regarded with much favor by Tour cor
respondent, would be in its result a similar expe
dient. The additional Judge might relieve the
President Judge of some of his labor. They might
take it "turn about", or "ride and tic"; but the
only way it could reduce the business, or afford in
creased facilities for its dispatch, would be by both
sitting in different places, or holding two courts, at
one time; which is amreely practicable in a coun
try district.
There is still another remedy whirls mo,t of
your readers have probably supposed to he hinted,
but which it may be repeated hero I have no
thought was intended. that the evil might be ob
viated by the election of another Judge. That
might be ; although, it must be admitted, it would
only be an experiment. How would he do it?
Let us suppose that Mr. Dean or Mr. Banks, who
are candidates, or your correspondent who seas a
candidaie, conmissioned the Judge. Neither of
the candidates ever tried a cause in this county.
But Mr. Brown:has ; and, to fancy him under
taking the work of reform, will best serve to illus
trate the point.
We will now suppose we have on the bench
Judge Brown, at January 9. Term, 1872. He
as all must agree, a gentleman of highly respeeta
ble talents and legal acquirements. Judge Brown
opens his court. lie has six days to sit in each
week of the term. Here let me say that in the
good Providence of Uod, I have never failed since
I have been upon the bench to be in my plate eith
er from sickness or any other cause. I never failed,
in any county in the District, to make full time.
This ensue will dispute. What Judge Brown does,
therefore, he must ,lo in the Name time I have work
ed. lie may be, however, quicker in his perception
and in forming his judgment, and might lose less
time than I have don,. in hesitation. Be is also an
industrious man, and might hear motions, take
notes, and endorse papers more expertly than I
do: although I am a phonographer and acknowl
edged to be a pretty good penman. Still, all that
he would gain upon me in all these particulars, in
forcing ahead the business, would not be very
appreciable. now, then, is he to bring up the
business ? If it still lags, it is not his fault : but
must be chargeable to the members of the Bar. lie
can only gain time by driving them. That he may
do. In that, perhaps. I may have been too indul
gent, and in fault. But there arc two sides to this as
to every question. Every suitor believes he is right
and generally his counsel believes in the right
and justice of his client's cause. They both claim
for him, as his right, a deliberate hearing. If,
through the impatience of the Judge, he fails to
get it, they feel that justice has not been done ;
and the public sympathize in their complaint.
If, after being deliberately heard they fail, they
are disposed to acquiesce, and no others are likely
to murmur. Still, in this way, by forcing on,
Judge Brown may keep business better ahead,
and, although he might displease parties and their
counsel, he would stand a fair chance, in some
quarters, to be rewarded with the outside plaudit.
But in this way only, as any one can see, can he
force on more speedily, the business of the court.
Would Judge Brown, or would any one who, on the
ipse dixit of the politicians, may take the place of
the present incumbent, be likely, to do so ? lle
might. It will be agreed, however, that it would
only be an experiment, which might ben success.
or be a failure.
And now, in conclusion, I have to suggest, as a
remedy, what in my judgment is feasible, and would
be effectual.
The bench and the bar must act in concert. They
must be on ternts of gentlemanly intercourse and
professional courtesy. It is in vain and nonsense
to talk of the Judge driving the lawyers. Counsel
have their rights, and claim the rights of their
clients; and no Judge can or should undertake un
reasonably to coerce them. What is done to facil
itate the transaction of business and save time,
must be, in the reasonable nature of things, upon
some agreed plan, and in concert.
It is undoubtedly true that much time is worse
than uselessly wasted in the trial of causes, par
ticularly in eliciting testimony and note taking.
It is a remark found in one of our reported cases,
of the celebrated Chief Justice Gibson, than whom
a greater Judge never sat upon the bench in this
country or any other, that at one time the court
disposed of a capital case at a single sitting, or
without any adjournment; but that this was found
impracticable when it became fashionable for coun
sel to waste so much time in their "tedious and
tiresome examination and cross-examination of
witnesses, and their endless speeches :" and, all
muse agree, that much time is:here, at least, thus
unnecessarily spent. You, sir, who are a member
of the profession, have not failed to notice the
difference, in this respect, between the habits of
the Bar in this and the Bedford district. The same
number of witnesses are examined there in one
half the time they would be in our courts. Indeed,
I have often thought that they are quite on the other
extreme. But all must agree that where, as here,
a system of note-taking is adopted and employ
ed in every case, even the most trivial, which
stops a witness until every word is written down,
all that he knows, and what he says he does not
know, and written never to be again
immense amount of precious time is_unnecessarily
wasted. The same is true of tedious arguments.
If, in our cities, every little case of misdemeanor
was argued as in this district, their courts, sitting
the whole year, would not try one-half of such
issues. This is lIARIT ; and I have no doubt the
Bar and the court, in free consultation on the sub
ject, would be able to agree upon RULES which
would so far faciliate the despatch of business, as
to obviate in a great measure if not entirely, the
evil of which your correspondent complains. It
is my opinion, at least, that more could be done in
this way than by eleciioneering essays addressed
to the people on the eve of a Judicial election; or
bo the Legislature.
Very Respectfully,
. . .
European Correspondence
SWANSEA, August 25, 1871,
DEAR JOURNAL :—I wrote you last from Lon
don. Before we left we visited Windsor, a spot
favored by nature with the richest scenery,
beautiful parks and noble forests, and selected
for the residence of the sovereigns of England.
It is here William the Conqueror, attracted by
the beauty of the neighborhood, selected his
residence. It is here in Windsor Castle Queen
Victoria resides, the mightiest potentate on
earth, and upon whose dominions the sun
never sets. We visited the Royal Palace, State
Departments, the Royal Gardens, and the
Park. This Park contains about 1800 acres,
and is stocked with several thousand deer and
other game ; we saw 500 deer in one flock.—
We drove through the long avenue, three
miles in length, some three hundred feet wide,
straight as a line, with two rows of large elm
trees on each side. This avenue leads directly
out from the Queen's residence. Her Majesty's
stables are grand, and her horses are classified,
one stable of blacks, one of bays, one of grays
and one of duns. She has seventy-five horses
and four ponies. The ponies are driven by
one of her daughters in a small carriage built
for the purpose. The horses, trappings, and
carriages are the finest the country can pro
duce. We drove over her model farm ; she
raises her own grain, vegetables, fruit and
butter. We also saw the former residence,
near the town of Windsor, of William Penn, of
whom Philadelphia boasts so much also the
residence of Gray, the author of the elogy of
the church yard. We passed through the town
of Slough, the residence and deathplace of
Herschel, the great Astronomer. We returned
to London and spent the second Sabbath there,
and attended for the third time Spurgeon's
Tabernacle in the morning. The church was
filled to overflowing; his text was, "But Christ
is all in all." In the evening we attended the
Wesleyan Chapel founded and built by the
Rev. John Wesley.
We left London on the morning of the 21st
inst., for Liverpool, distance 210 miles, by rail,
and run it in less than four and a half hours.
We passed through a rich agricultural coun-
try. Arrived at Liverpool and put up at Rus
sell's Temperance House. Liverpool is situated
on t c river Mersy, six miles from where it
empties into the Atlantic. The r ver is about
the size of the Delaware. The city has a popu
lation of 600,000; it has the largest and finest
docks in the world ; the vessels enter the docks
by large locks, and are entirely safe from
storms; the docks are ah built of cut stone and
cemented strong and permanently. The most
prominent buildings are the Exchange, Custom
House, City Hall, PostoHce, George's Hall and
the great Railroad Hotel.
Left on the morning of the 22d for Chester,
twenty-two miles distant. Chester is situated
on the river Dee, and noted for being one of
the oldest cities in England. The principal
objects of interest are the old walls, there be
ing no means of determining the exact time at
which they were built, though the fact is duly
recorded of their being repaired A. D. 73. We
visited the old house in which Lord Derry re
sided, an I saw the secret place in which he
secluded himself from the grasp of Charles I.
The next building of interest is the Old Provi
dence House, the only one in the city exempt
ed from the great Plague which made such sad
havoc in the sixteenth century. Above the
door of this house is written, "God's Provi
dence is my Inheritance." A very appropri
ate motto indeed. We next visited the large
Cathedral, SOO years old, with its cloisters or
passages encircling one end and one side of
the buildings, where the monks took their
walks. The Phoenix Tower is a tall structure
from which Charles I witnessed the defeat of
his army on Rotors Hoer. Three miles from
Chester, on the river Dec, is Eaton Hall, the
residence of Marquis of Westminster, one of
the wealthiest noblemen in Great Britain. The
The Hall is 700 feet long, and looks more like
the palace of a fairy than the home of an En
glish nobleman. His parks and farms at this
place embrace twenty-five miles circular; the
parks are beautifully laid out and abound with
deer and other game. We left Chester in the
evening and went to Shrewsbury, a place of
about 25,000 inhabitants, situated on the river
Savorne, on the boundary between England
and Wales, forty-two miles from Chester. It
bears the mark of centuries. _
And here a word about railways. English
railways are substantially built, and the brid
ges are of the most endurable character. But
the cars are to Americans anything but com
fortable, very much resembling a series of
stage coaches mounted upon car trucks, the
seats are so arranged that passengers set lacing
each other, and each coach will hold eight
persons. Th , :re are three classes of cars. The
first clam have cloth seats and carpets on the
floors ; the second upholstered with leather
and no carpets ; the third such as no American
will want to ride in, having no cushions on
the seats. The old maxim is here prevalent,
that "fools and Englishmen ride in the first
class." The rates are about as follows, four
cents for first class, two and a half for second,
and ens and a half for third.
It is almost impossible to converse with any
degree of satisfaction on the cars, owing much
to their construction and poor ballast on th e
road. From Shrewsburry we visited Trede
gar, in South Wales, it is a large iron manu
facturing town of 12,000 inhabitants and is
also a great coal field. It lies on a mountain,
a Broad Top, only ona'much more exceedingly
larger scale. This coal field is one hundred
and twenty-five miles long and twenty-five
broad. We visited some twenty-five furnaces,
forges and rolling mills, not covering over
thirty acres of ground; the furnaces tern out,
each on an average, 250 tons per week ; they
far exceed your Johnstown iron works. From
these we went to Dowling, a place of 50,000
inhabitants, and greatest and largest mannfac
turing place in the world, and owned by Dowl
ing lc Co. ' of London. Here they have over
forty blast furnaces, and some twenty forges
and rolling mills ; they employ some 20,000
laborers. We then visited the city of Mercier,
it has a population of 200,000, and is the larg
est city in Wales, being a great iron and coal
city. From here we went to the city of Swan
sey, on the Bay of Swsnsey—a large shipping
point. . -
Wales or South Wales is a very hilly coun
try, and her wealth is in her iron and coal ;
very little grain is raised here. The small
valleys lying between the hills afford fine
pasture, and there are a great number of cat
tle, sheep, horses, ponies, and donkeys raised.
The Welsh, like all the rest of Europe, have no
barns, and miserably constructed houses in
the small towns as well as in the country ;
they are but one story high, very small, with
one or two small rooms and a small kitchen ;
they use all coal ; we saw no cooking stoves,
but all grates ; the floors are laid with large
square flat brick jointed and cemented. It
must be a cool operation in the winter to land
out on those floors in bare feet ; but they have
not the conveniences we have in America. I
found them an intelligent, kind-hearted and
generous class of people.
The city of Swansea is situated on a small
bay, of the same name, just at its mouth where
it empties into the ocean. They have fine
shipping docks, and a pier head extending a
half mile out in the bay with fine light houses.
This city has a very old Castle, Museum, fine
Cathedrals, and some very fine Protestant
We leave this morning for Millford on the
Irish Channel, and from there cross over to
the city of Cork, in Ireland, and spend the
Sabbath. From there we intend traveling
through Ireland, north to Londonderry, where
we will take a steamer for our native country.
You shall hear from me again before I reach
Londonderry. Yours truly,
M. EDITOR :—We lately attended a Teach
ers' Examination. We were delighted ; so
much so that we propose that the read
ers of the Jonas. shall hear something
about it. We wish they could all have
been there. It would have caused them, per
haps, to more fully appreciate the great boon
conferred upon them by the founding of com
mon schools.
We have always been an earnest advocate
of lengthened school terms, and of better sal
aries for the teachers. The laborer is worthy
of his higher salary. We often wondered that
teachers did'nt form associations and strike
for an advance of ten cents, as the miners do.
Miners often strike. Their motto is "strike
early, strike often." They always strike for
ten cents. And if miners do so, how much
more ought teachers to go and do likewise.
Are not the knights of the rod and ferule as
great as the knights of the pick and crowbar?
But we digress. The examination was held
in a school house. Teachers' examinations
always are. This gives the teachers special
advantages in the way of keeping books open
for reference, without the knowledge of the
Superintendent. Verbum Sat. Upwards of a
dozen applicants were examined. Some others
desired admission to the class, but they had
breakfasted too late in the morning, and, like
the foolish virgins, they could'nt be admitted.
The members of the class were sitting apart
from each other, to prevent "telling." Some
of them wore long faces. All of them showed
signs of trepidation, as if tearing that the ex
aminer would ask them questions beyond
their capacities.
It is a momentous thing to be examined for
tpaeher ocortificate. Your future happinece
may depend entirely upon the result of that
examination. It was but natural then that
you should become confused and give a wrong
answer to nearly every question asked you.
Nearly all teachers do this; and we don't
blame them. On the present occasion the
class did nobly. They strove to have this
particular examination to appear as natural as
possible, and with this view they gave a
wrong answer to nearly all the questions asked
them. And the ones rightly answered, were
so "mixed up," that, by the time they were
through, it was generally hard to tell what the
question had been in the first place. But no
one would ascribe all this to the ignorance of
the class, not at all. It was only to make the
examination appear more "natural like." We
knew it, and so did the examiner.
The class was examined in orthography,
reading, writing, written and mental arithme
tic. We cared for none of those things. We
slept. We awoke in time to hear some prob
lems in mental arithmetic so terribly rendered
as to become unrecognizable. But it seemed
"natural like ;" and we slept again. We awoke
in time to hear that Pennsylvania is bounded
on the east by Vermont. Here was runied one
of our childhood's happiest dreams •, for we
always thought that Pennsylvania is bounded
on the east by New Jersey. But we are always
willing to be taught; and we stayed awake now
in order to learn something more that would
be new to us. We soon had a sufficiency.
Pennsylvania is bounded on the west by Indi
Illinois and the Pan Handle It R. On
the 21st of September, day and night are each
twelve hours long all over the world except at
the North Pole. It is always day or night
somewhere over the earth. The sun only comes
23i degrees north of the equator because that
is as far as it can come in three months ; and
if it came any farther it would make the sea
sons too long.
In the sentence "I gave him what he asked,"
"him" is the object of the verb "gave," and
"what" is a pronominal adjective.
America was discovered by Columbus in
1492. No other discoveries of importance were
made by Europeans in the New World, except
the discovery of Labrador by Cabot in 1798,
and the discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon
in 1812. Some discoveries also were made in
Canada by Car-teer, probably about the year
The War of the American Revollition began
in the year 1812 ; and the first battle fought
in this war was that of Waterloo! The battle
of Lexington was brought on by Major Pit
cairn sending General Gage to Concord with a
detatchrnent of men, to destroy some stores
gathered there. The battle (I) of Fort Ticon
deroga was the first decided victory gained by
the Americans in this war. The battle of
Trenton was fought some time oiler the bat
tle of Princeton. American Independence was
declared in the year seventeen hundred and
something. The information here given above,
will compel Bancroft to re-write his History.
. .
But we are advised that our article is be
coming too lengthy, and we must forbear to
report further of the proceedings of this meet
ing. In conclusion, let us vindicate the cause
of the much abused teacher. We have been
told that teachers, as a rule, don't know much.
We hold that, upon an average, they know a
great deal ; and our report of this examina
tion will prove our assertion. Of course there
are some exceptions to this, as there are to all
rules. And why should there not be such
exceptions ? If not one out of three of the col
lege graduates, who come to us titled Art.
Bacc., can do a gentle sum in Cube Root with
out having an arithmetic at his elbow,
"bound" correctly, three states, nor tell, with
out referring to an Encyclopedia, who com
manded the Republicans at the battle of Ho
henlinden, why should an itinerant pedagogue
who has never been farther than to a country
normal school (term six weeks) do any better.
Once, at a County Convention, we listened
to a stirring address by a limb of the law, in
which address he pommelled school teachers
in general, most unmercifully, closing with a
wager that none of them could address a letter
to John Smith, 234 Broadway, N.Y., and prop
erly punctuate it. We didn't believe him then.
We thought he was only trying to make us
understand that the profession had deteriora
ted since he had taken himself out of it. Now
we believe him less than ever. After having
the original opinions given by some of the
teachers at the examination which we have so
imperfectly reported,we wouldn't be surprised
at anything that a teacher should say, or any
idea that he would advance. If any of our
readers have any doubts as to the great learn.
ing of the mass of our teachers, let them at
tend an examination, as we did, and their
doubts will be dispelled—without doubt.
gm, Republicans, work for the whole
ticket. "Everything is lovely and the
goose hangs high."
New Advertisement.
Came to the residence of the - under
in Coles Volley, Tod township, in May t
lest, three Yearling Calves, one Black Brit
Red and White, cod one Red Ste
white streaks oti Lack nail Tare, all marks
slit iu the md of each cur. The owner is r
ed to come torwartl, prove property, pay e
and take tie-in away. Otherwise they will
pe,d Gt* aveurclittg to Lew.
Tod Township, Stpt. Rh 1871.
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Mrs. Ruse Fury,
Mr, lientiklio,
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Bridget Lourand,
The subscriber, on account of ill healt
family, will sell his farm, situated in Port.
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The farm consists of about one hundred
fanning land in the highest state of cull
about fifty-five hundred bushels of lime
been ifsed upon it within the last four yea.
buildings comprise a good two-story Pram.
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necessary outbuildings. There is a very fin
orchard of choice fruit upon it, also a well
er•failing water near the door. The props
very desirable one swing to its proximity
railroad, churches and schools.
Terms: One third in hand on the first
next and the balance in two equal ann
ments to i.e secured by judgments.
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