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The Huntingdon Journal.
J. A. DURBORROW
Wednesday Morning, Sept. 27, 1871
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL
COL. DAVID STANTON, of Beaver.
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL: -
COL. ROBERT B. BEATH, of Schuylkill
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET,
John Dean, of Blair county.
Franklin H. Lane, of Shirleysburg,
FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGE
David Clarkson, of Cassville.
Amon Houck, of Broad Top City.
Alfred W. Kenyon, of Barre Township.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER :
Jonathan Evans, of Tod Township.
FOR DIRECTOR OF TRE POOR:
Harris Richardson, of Lincoln Township.
FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR:
Henry Wilson, of Oneida Township.
FOR COUNTY AUDITOR:
Samuel P. Smith, of Union Township
James Bricker, of It autiugdon
Republicans Squint on This
Rave you heal 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 TUOUS
To keep the ball moving, public meetings,
addressed by able speakers will be held at the
following named times and places :
Shade Gap—Friday evening, Sept. /lid.
Orbisonia—Seitarday afternoon and evening, Sept 231v1.
Beottavalo--Mondayevening, Sept. 25th.
Cassetik—Tuesday evening,, Sept. 26th.
Green's School Souse, (Tod twp.)—Wednesdny eve. Sept. 27.
Broad Top Clly—Thursday evening, Sept. 28th.
Markle:burp—Friday evening, Sept. 28th.
Alexandria—Saturday even ing. Sept. 30th.
Birntingham--Monday evenin g , Sept 26th.
Warrior:mark—Tuesday eveni6g, Sept. 26th.
Spruce Creek—Wednesday eveniUg, Sept. 27th.
Shirleysturg—Thursday evening, Sept. 2Sth.
Ilestieves Ibrt—Friday evening, Sept. 29th. . ,
The Green Tree, (Uppei West twp.)—Saturday eve.Sept.3o.
Huntingdon—Thursday evening, October 7th.
liapieton—Saturday evening, Oct.. 7th.
Petersburg—Saturday evening, Oct. 7th.
Hotan's lbhecl House, (Juniata tp,)—Saturday eve. Oct. 7.
Sheridan's &hoot House, (Union twp.)-3L3nday eve. Oct. 9.
The above meetings will be addressed by
two or more of the following named speakers;
lion. Walter S. Johnston, Washington, D. C.
Prof. A. L. Gass,lM. S. Lytle, Esq.
Theo. H. Cremer, Esq.[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. R. A. Orbison, Esq.
W. H. Woods, Esq.
La County Committee,
ler REGISTER TO-DAY !
gek. Vote for a Constitutional Conven
_ Don't forget the Fair on the 3d,
.4th, sth, and Gilt of OptobcF.nant,.
Der Judge Clarkson is an honest, up
right man. Vote for Clarkson !
.. Register on or before Saturday
)m.Judge Clarkson's experience on the
Bench cannot he dispensed with. Vote
for Clarkson !
bar Mr. Africa expects to Legislate the
little fish out of and the big fish into our
streams. There is nothing scaley about
nek. The Republican who talks of cut
ting the ticket opens the way to have his
friends cut. We hope no such opportu
nities will be afforded. Vote the whole
The Monitor says we arc as famil
iar with the Republicans who charged
Mr. Dean with bribery as it is. This is
simply not true. This kind of come-off,
Mr. Monitor, won't do. Come, own up!
vs.. See that every Republican is REG.
sm. The cheering intelligence comes to
us from Blair county that Mr. Hewitt will
be triumphantly elected by a large majori
ty. Wallace's little games are bound to
ter The great Evans FRAUD has
settled down to be nothing but the ret-n
-tion of 10 per ceutum for services. And
where is the respectable attorney who
would collect for less ?
we. Every Republican should be REG
tom. Some temperance men, in the pay
of Wm. A. Wallace, talk of putting up a
temperance ticket in this county. How
much does Wallace pay for this contem
plated little diversion ?
Zig - Don't forget to vote for a Consti•
* We have in type a reply of S. T.
Brown, Esq., to the letter of Hon. George
Taylor, in last week's JOURNAL, which we,
through the heavy pressure upon our col
umns, are compelled to hold over until
is. The Monitor gives notice that it is
going to assail Mr. Dean's private charac
ter. We expected this. It would assail
the character of the Arch Angel Michael
if he were running on the Republican
ticket, the only ticket upon which it would
be possible for him to run.
va_ The Monitor wades through two
mortal columns to show up Geu. Lane's
record, which proves in the end that lie
paid every dollar that was ever demanded
of him. This is the boldest farce that we
have read for many a clay !
Dol. The Monitor tells its readers that
Thad. Banks, Esq., Was not in the United
States Senate. That is right. Democrats
are not supposed to know. But did Mr.
Banks approve or disapprove of the expul
sion,of the. traitor Jessee D. Bright?
REGISTER before you sleep !
Gen. Lane Vindicated !
Infamous Conduct of )Ir. Africa and Ills Friends
READ ! READ ! ! READ ! -!.!
The Monitor last week published a state
ment, covering nearly two columns, which
does great injustice to Gen. F. H. Lane,
the Republican candidate for Assembly.—
Of course the design of the article was to
injure Gen. Lane and to aid J. Simpson
Africa, the Democratic candidate, in his
canvass fur the same office. The article
was no doubt prepared by Mr. Africa or
some one of his 'ring" for his special ben
efit, regardless of the rights of other citi
zens. A few grains of truth are thrown
in with pounds of misrepresentation, so
that the facts may give currency to the
fiction. If the whole of the facts were
given fairly, without any of the falsehoods
interwoven with them, every one would see
that Mr. Lane, although he had much
trouble in getting his account fairly ad
justed, and probably failed at last in having
it properly settled after several attempts
and much delay, yet in the end no one—
. neither the State nor his bail—lost any
thing in the final... Adjustment of all dis
putes in the case.
Mr. Lane was elected county treasurer,
as is alleged in the Monitor, and in Jan.
1858, he took charge of the office and ser
ved till Jan 1860, the end of his term.—
' If, then, Mr. Lane *as a defaulter he had
beeetne such while in office, and not after
he ceased to be such. During his term
there was no law making default a misde
meanor punishable criminally. The penal
code, a section of which is paraded in large
letters, was not passed till the 31st of
March, 1860 ; and no lawyer who has any
reputation to lose would say that the pee
tion quoted has a retroactive operation ; and
if it had it would be an export facto law
and therefore unconstitutional and void.—
That law, being penal in its character, and
making, that a misdemeanor which was not
such before its passage, must be construed
strictly, and its operation is therefore con
fined to defaults which take place after its
passage and not to those that occurred be
fore the law was enacted. Neither the
Attorney General nor the accounting offi
cers of the State deemed Mr Lane's case
as a misdemeanor embraced by the new
penal code ; and hence instead of institu
ting criminal proceedings they brought a
civil action against him, so that a jury of
the country could pass upon his case
and fix the amount due from him to
In what here-follows the writer is fully
borne out by the record evidence and other
facts in the case :
In 1857 the Revenue Board at Harris
burg, through a clerical error, fixed the
valuation of this county for State taxation
at nearly $BOO,OOO more than its real val
uation by the several assessors in the coun
ty, and upon this error the State charged
against the county three mills upon the
dollar for the year 1857 and two and a
half mills for the two succeeding years,
which accumulated an apparent indebted
ness from the county to the State of over
$6,300, which was, of course, charged to
the amount of the. 4:ouut, truauxer,
would appear to be due after all the State
taxes collected in the county had been fully
paid over by the treasurer. This state of
affairs was perplexing to the treasurer and
the county commissioners, who were all
Acting under the belief that the Revenue
Board had increased our valuation, while.
the State tax was based on the assessments
as filed in the Commissioners' office, Mat
ters worked on in this way to the great
annoyance of every one, who was immedi
ately concerned, until towards the close of
the session of the next Revenue Board, in
February or March, 1860, when the error
was discovered and the cause of the appa
rent indebtedness was explained; but neith
er the Revenue Board nor the accounting
officers of the State could exonerate the
county from the payment of this apparent
but not real indebtedness to the State, and
the sovereign power of the State—the Le
gislature—had to be invoked to correct
this error and blot out the tax which had
accumulated on account of it against the
county,and consequently an Act of Assem
bly was passed, approved on the 3d of
April, 1860, correcting that error and de
claring "that in the adjustment and pay
ment of the said taxes, the sum of $5,-
" 108,596 shall be taken and considered
"as the true amount of property subject
"to a tax of three mills on the dollar for
" the year 1857, and two and a half mills
"on the dollar fir the years 1858 and
" 1839, assessed and payable in the said
" county of Huntingdon."
This act was passed while Mr. Africa
was in the Legislature, and it is no doubt
well known to him and by the writer for
the Mon'itor, as it is contained on page
649 of the pamphlet laws of 1860, the same
from which another law is copied into the
Monitor's article. Why then was this im
portant feature of the case withheld from
the published Statement ?,
Mr. Lane claimed credits for licenses,
charged to him which had never been lift
ed, aim from which he should have been
exonerated but was not; and also for com
missions for which he should have been
Gen. Wilson was one of the bail of
Lane. Under his advice Lane went to Har
risburg and employed an attorney who had
been recommended to him, to whom he
paid a fee to attend to. the adjustment of
his account in the suit referred to. Tho
counsel turned out to be intemperate and
lost Mr. Lane's statements and vouchers,
and Mr. Lane had to employ other counsel,
but his papers were never returned to him
but remained lost; and in Mr. Lane's ab
sence the suit was tried and judgment was
rendered in December, 1864. Next exe
cutions were issued to Huntingdon county
against Mr. Lane and against his sureties.
Mr. Lane was at that time out of the coun
ty, living in the oil region. The Execu
tors of James Lane, the other surety, were
not called upon, and Gan. Wilson hastened
'to pay off the execution. As soon as the
Sheriff roceived the executions, Mr. Lane
was written to by his attorney here, and he
immediately telegraphed back that although
the judgment was unjust, his bail should
not suffer, and in a few days he would be
reimbursed. The writs came to the Slier-
A's bands probably about the 18th of
Jajary, 1865, and were paid off the same
or the next day, and on the 23d day of the
same month and year Geni Wilson was
paid back for every dollar and cent that he
had paid for Mr. Lane, with interest, as
his receipt filed with the record of the case
With these facts staring then► in the
face from the record, Mr. Africa and his
friends, the persecutors of Mr. Lane, with
out giving the dates, put their charges iu
such a shape as to create the_ impression
that Gen. Wilson was not reimbursed for a
long time and after strenuous efforts, and
"finally, under the most positive assnran
" ces from Gen. Wilson that be would pro
" secute Lane, the latter raised the money
" and paid Wilson." We repeat, Wilson
paid the State on or about the 18th of
January, 1865, and Lane paid Wilson on
the 23d of January, 1865, in full of debt,
interest and costs, and we refer to the re
cord of the case for proof of the fact,
This conduct on the part of Gen. Lane
towards Gen. Wilson was at the time con
sidered gentlemanly and praiseworthy by
those who were acquainted with the cir
cumstances of the case; and it is believed
now that Mr. Africa and his friends will
be able to put all they make out of this
into their eyes without bringing tears to
Mr. Lane acted under the impression
that (he taxes charged to him on account
of the error referred to had all been cred
ited to him several years after he was out
of office; but the statement in the Monitor
raises a doubt whether he was not in the
end compelled to pay the whole of it. That
paper says : "In January, 1860, his ac
" counts were settled by the Auditor Gen
" eral and he was found and declared to be
" indebted to the State in the sum of $7,-
" 053,54." At that date the error referred
to had not yet been discovered. It was
not discovered till March, 1860, and the
law relative to it was passed on the 3d of
April, 1860, three months after that set
tlement. In March, 1860, Mr. Africa had
a law passed authorizing the opening of
Mr. Lane's account to settle the military
claims, under which he was charged with
$2,052 09, and credited with $5,671 02,
but no other credits were allowed at that
settlement except payments to the military
brigade; and that settlement left a balance
against him of $3,434 61 on the Bth of
June, 1860, for which sum, with interest
thereon, i4dglnent was rendered against
him and his bail.
If this is really as the Monitor makes it
appear, then Mr. Lane was indeed almost
acroughly handled by the lawyers at Har
risburg as he is by the honorable gentlemen
pt r If you waqt to yoto, XNQISTEE.!
AN INFAMOUS OUTRAGE.
The honorable gentlemen, who aro en
deavoring to manufacture capital for Mr.
Africa, sent a special to Harrisburg to as
certain the condition of Gen. Lane's ac
counts, and he came home with a flea in
his ear, but so much labor could not be
lost, and a statement is published that
shows conclusively that Gen, Lane paid
every dollar that was ever demanded of
trim, but a charge is made in the face of
this admission, by the honorable gentlemen
connected with this bu=iness, as follows :
"Frank H.Laue, WE OBABBE YOU HERE
AND NOW WITH HAVING BEEN A DE
FAULTER AND EMBEZZLER oF THE
This conduct is simply; infamous I Here
it is admitted that Gen. Lane paid all the
money demanded of him, a great part of
which was wrongfully charged against him,
but fur the purpose of making capital for
a rival candidate he is thus publicly and
maliciously assailed and we believe Mr.
Africa is a party to this business. Gen.
Lane should hold these men to a strict ac
countability for thus libeling and wilfully
A STALE BAIT.
When Mr. Africa was a member of the
Legislature, in 1860 he took out of the
treasury $2OO of the pegpiff# ;Roney, which
he admits he had no right to, and being a
candidate for re-election that year, he dis
tributed the plunder among the several
school districts of the county in sums
ranging from $l3 06 down to $1 84; but
that did not buy him votes enough to re-elect
This year Mr. Africa is a candidate
again, and his state circular letter and di
vision of the spoils is again published with
a view to making votes by it.
If Mr. Africa had a right 'tto take the
money out of the treasury he had a right
to keep it, and his distribution of it did
not make it right to take it if it was not so
before. Neither his own nor the state's
money will purchase Republican votes to
elect a Deinocrat of the copperhead per
suasion, to the Legislature from Hunting
don county this fall.
xisi. It appears, that when Mr. Africa
was in the Legislature, some years ago, he
promised some persons, who have no idea
what the services of a respectable man are
worth, that he would have the Legislative
salary reduced from $7OO to $5OO, and the
Legislature refusing to acquiesce in his
view of the matter, he distributed the ex
tra $2OO among the school districts of the
county. This was an ELECTIONEERING
DODGE, but it didn't win. J. Simpson
didn't have an opportunity to go back on
his colleagues again. It satisfied him that
the people have very little respect for the
man who places so little value upon his
public services ; however, we suppose, it
was all they were worth.
liter' The hfonitor, full of bluster, asks :
"Where was Beath when Cooper was
thundering grape and cannister into the
Southern ranks in the seven day's fight."
We answer : He was then suffering from
A woupd received in the foot at second
Bull Run, though he coptinued to do duty,
and subsequently he was again wounded
in the same foot and had it amputated.
Cooper, we believe, escaped with both feet !
ye_ Whenever pm hear of Republicans
going to cut their ticket just set it dpwn
as a Democratic fabrication. The Demo
crats are responsihie for this kind of trick
and we caution our Republican friends
agains listening to such idle talk.
VOTE FOR THE CONVENTION.
Our readers arc aware that in pursuance
of an Act passed by the Leisliture at its
last session, the people of the State will
have an opportunity at the approaching
election of voting jar or against the calling
of a convention to amend the Constitution.
In one of the resolutions adopted by the
Democratic State Convention, which as
sembled at Harrisburg last May, the pro
ject of a Constitutional Convention was
fully endorsed and recommended to the
Favorable consideration of the party through.
out the State. It is a question of great
and paramount importance to the people,
irrespective of party, and overrides all
issues of a purely political character. In
the action of the Convention every taxpay
er in the commonwealth has a direct inter
est which far transcends everything of a
mere party nature. The reasons why
convention should be called are so numer
ous and at the same time so obvious, that
a detailed statement of them at ocr hands
is not at all necessary. They are appa
rent to every thoughtful and intelligent
man, and if heretofore there existed any
doubt about the propriety of such a conven
tion, the disgraceful history of Pennsylva
nia legislation for the last five years, admit
ted on all hands, has effectually removed
that doubt and clearly demonstrated the
absolute necessity of a reform convention
in order to protect the interests of the
people and speedily arrest the shameless and
triumphant advance of legislative plunder
and corruption. The blighting curse ewith
which our State is and for years has 'been
afflicted, is unlimited special legislation.
More than three-fourths of the time of
each session of the Legislature is devoted
to it, and it will go on constantly increas
ing, unless it receives an effective check
through the restraining force and power of
a constitutional prohibition. That is the
only sure remedy to arrest this growing
evil—tne only balm that will heal this
spreading and festering legislative sore.
No more conclusive argument in favor
of a Constitutional Convention could belre
sented than an inspection of the hugs and
ponderous volume just published, contain
ing the laws passed at the last session. It
contains 1,670 pages and one thousand
fonr- hundred and fifteen acts of a public
and private nat..ro, besides twenty-two
Joint Resolutions. It is literally piling
Pelion upon Ossa. .
We are firmly convinced that our legis
lature should not meet oftener than onee in
two years, unless convened by the Gover
nor for some special reason, and that the
Constitution ought to be amended so as to
bring about that desirable result. It is a
wise maxim and especially applicable to
this country, that the "world is governed
too much." We trust, therefore, that the
Democrats of the county will east a solid,
united vote in savor of calling a conven
tion. If the project is sanctioned by the
people at the ballot-box, as it undoubtedly
will be, and if the Legislature will throw
aside itg narrow partisan prejudices and
provide for the election of delegates to the
convention so as to produce as nearly as
possible an equally divided political senti
ment among its members, and thus divest
it of the objectionable character of a pure
-ly peliacted neeemblage, She wow Isauttes.4.l
and happy results may be confidently ex
pected from its deliberations.— Cambria
THE REGISTRY TAW.
What Must he done in Order to vote.
READ, EXPLAIN AND CIRCULATE
See that Your Names are on the List.
To the .14TubIkons voters of fentingdon
Your attention is directed to the follow
ing explanation, of the Registry Law.
Read it carefully, in order to ascertain
what is your duty in the premises, and
then see that your names are placed on the
will eee that the Legislature has imposed
additional chafes upon them. Let them
comply fully with the law, it order to se
cure them at the coming election.
EXAMINE TUE ASSESSOR'S LISTS,
One of which is posted on the house
where the election is to be held, and the
other is in the assessor's hands. You have
a right to examine them, free of charge.
These lista should contain your name,
and the name of all other qualified voters
in the district; they should state, if you
are a house-keeper, the number of your
house; the street it fronts on; your occu
pation ; if you board, where and with
whom you board; if you work for another,
your employer's name ; and opposite your
name should be written the word "voter."
If you have been naturalized, there will
also appear the letter "N." If you have
merely, declared your intention to become
a citizen, the letters "P. I,"
If you are between 21 and 22 yearn old,
the word "age." If you have removed in
to the district since the last election, the
letter "IL" will appear opposite your
Make it your personal duty to see that
your name is on the list„
Do not trust this matter N any one
NOW TO GET REGISTERED.
If you find your name not on the list,
go yourself to the assessor, and make your
claim to be put on. He is bound to add
your name. He cannot question your
right. You need not discuss the matter
with him, your "claim" is enough. Give
him also residence, occupation, &c. He
will mark "C. V." opposite your name.
ATTEND TO Tills AT ONCE,
If you delay until within ten days of the
election, yon may lose your vote.
The law in relation to the payment of
taxes is unchanged. If you have paid
neither State or county tax, within two
years, do it without delay.
Take your last fax receipt with you to
Do not delay registering or paying your
taxes ; attend to the matter now, for fear
something may prevent hereafter.
OATPIPAY NEXT i§ the last
day for Registering. Republicans, attend
to this important matter.
Temperance Men Reed This !
To TILE EDITORSOF PENNSYLVANIA
Gentlemen :—Having read the selec
tions from sixteen papers published in the
STATE JOURNAL Of
,August 26th, con
demning the policy in regard to the tem
perance ticket of August 9, lam satisfied
the character of this movement is not un
derstood. Without intending it, some of
you are doing a great wrong to the main
body of temperance men. You speak of it
as an action for which the temperance
cause is responsible, and as if it had some
official character. It is only a movement
by a very few dissatisfied men who have
separated themselves from the main - body,
and in the language of their address of
August 25, "formed a party, adopted a
platform, and nominated candidates."
This movement had its origin with the
present editor of the official organ of the
Good Templars, who was joined by a few
men of good character, he havino• '
them believe that the cause had been
"sold out" by the President of the May
Convention, and thus induced them to
unite with him in a call for the August
meeting. On the 30th of June, the State
Central Committee was appointed, and the
leaders of this August movement accepted
positions in that committee, and met with
it July 11. Having accepted this posi
tion under the authority of the May Con
vention, the August Convention should
have been abandoned, as the reasons as
signed for it no longer existed. But these
men met, and in spite of all efforts to pre
vent it, placed in nomination a State ticket.
To justify their action, they then mid "we
are acting as individuals, without any offi
cial authority." Now they claim official
character, and say they "have formed a
party, &c. 7
frOm these facts it will be seen this ac
tion is nothing less than rebellion against,
the authority of the May Convention, of
which these men still claim to be a part.
Temperance men, as a body, therefore are
in no way responsible for this ticket. Al
ready several District Conventions in vari
ous parts of the State have repudiated this
action, the State Central Committee are
preparing to do so, and other organizations
will follow. Let this faction be treated
hereafter so as not to involve any man who
is true to his priciples and faithful to his
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 29th, 1871.
gm,. Any Democrat who votes for Frank
Lane, or any candidate on the Radical
ticket, will vote for a man who denounced
him as a "traitor," "rebel," "copperhead,"
and the whole list of dirty epithets used
by ignorant "loyalists" during the war.—
The Republicans will take due notice
that no Democrats are permitted to vote
the Republican ticket, but stupid Repub
licans are expected to vote for Democrats.
Cool, ain't it?
xteu Gen. McCandless remarked on one
occasion in the State Senate, when speak
ing of his military record, that he had
only drawn his sword to put down treason
at one end of the line, and was now ready
to commence at the other, meaning the
Republican party. Lat every Republican
voter make a note of this, and help him,
at this end of the line, when they go to
the ballot box.
tel. "I would much rather you would
come home than to see you offered up in
Lincoln's slaughter pen."
So wrote J. Simpson Africa to a rela
tive in the Union army, at the very time
when the contest with treason was the
most desperate. Loyal voters of Hunting-
not, vote for Gen, Lane.
VS— It is supposed that Cassville bor
ough will go solidly for Mr. Africa, because
in his distribution of the extra $2OO, it
received $1.84. Quite enough to buy a
good big broom with which to make a clean
sweep. The tax-payers must have expe
rienced a great relief when they received
this heavy donation !
I€ o .. Are you REGISTERED ?
to, "Last week," says the Monitor, "we
neglected to state the Radicals carried Cal
ifornia." In the issue in which this state
ment is made it neglects to state that there
were Republican triumphs in Wyoming,
Colorado, New Mexico, Maine, &c., &c.
How negligent its editor is ! Some people
are singularly oblivious to. Republican vic
Young men, the Republican party
owes you much ! You have given it much
of the enthusiasm which has characterised
it and made it triumphant. Are you do
ing your duty now ? If you are not, turn
in and work for the ticket, and not only
for a fraction of it, but for the whole tick
et. Go to work ! Go to work !!
18:. Republicans, REGISTER !
A friend writes us that the bland Dem
ocratic candidate for Assembly was up the
Raystown Branch, a week or two ago, and
he assured the Republicans up there, that
if they voted for him he would have shad
up the river within a year after his elec
tion. Now, Mr. Africa, ain't this a little
ltd Soidebody, editorially, in the Hol
lidaysburg Standard, discourses upon the
merits of Mr. Banks and Mr. Dean, and
argues that because the latter never "tried"
any causes in the Supreme Court that he
is no shakes beside the former. The Su
preme Court don't generally try causes, we
se* The Democratic candidate, for
Legislature, in this county, is growing des
perate. He is beginning to realize that
the complimentary vote business is played
out, and he lends himself, in his phrensy,
to infamous attacks upon his opponent.
l el. Mr. Africa expects, if the Repub
licans of Lincoln township rote for him
for Legislature, to introduce whales into
Coffee Run in less than a year after his
election. If there should not be sufficient
room for them to blow, Mr. Africa will do
that himself for them.
i From Mr. Africa's efforts he must
regard his chances as extremely fishy. If
he only knew whether eels run up or down
the river he might save himself, but there
is the rub ! He has, however, a dead sure
thing on the SHAD!
After the slander that Gen. Lane
had pocketed "those military funds" has
had a ten years' run, the "copperhead lie"
is suddenly refuted by a statement in the
Monitor, lasF week, showing that those
funds were all paid and Touched for in
am. Mr. Africa, while up the Branch,
met a sound Republican and asked him
if the eels run up or down the river? He
wanted to know so that be could change the
order. of things when ha goes to the Legis
~The Hollidaysburg Regist, gets
off the following squiblets :
He is honest; he is capable; he is
worthy—John Dean—vote for him.
If Dean is elected Judge you won't see
a half column of old causes published
"An honest man in the noblets work of
God"—the people believe Pope—and
will elect John Dean.
Vote for Dean for President Judge. He
comes up to the Jeffersonian standard—he
is honest and capable,
John Dean, Esq., will make one of the
best Judges in the State. Vote for him.
Republicans, work with a will, give
Dean not less than 1,200, and the whole
ticket 700 majority, in the county. You
can do it.
Was Thaddeus Banks, Esq., a Know
Nothing—an Orangeman—or a "What-
Is-IV--at the time Col. Murray was an
applicant for Post Master in Hollidays
Contemptible—the manner in which
the Huntingdon Monitor backs down from
its mean insinuations against or candidate
When Dean is elected Judge, the peo
ple of the Twenty-fourth Judicial District
will point with pride to one of the purest
and best Judges in the State.
"If the slaves are made free I will fight
for the rebels." Will men who were Union
men all the time, will colored voters cast
their ballots for a man, for President
Judge, who uttered this sentiment? That's
the question, Mr Banks.
Our Candidate for Associate Judge
Ma. EDITOR: Will you permit me to occu
py a small space in your paper on our candi
date for Associate Judge? The impression
is, that almost any man can fill this position.
Now, this is certainly a grand mistake. In
the first place he should be a man well posted
in the local laws, and be able to counsel the
Presideut Judge, if necessary • again he should
have a good geographical knowledge of our
county. If a petition is presented to court
for a new road, or to vacate a road in any part
of the county, Judge Clarkson's knowledge of
the county is such, that he will be able to
see at once, whether the petition for the new
road, should be granted, or whether the old
road should be vacated. His judgment in re
gard to bridges will also be good.
Now, if we just look at our local interests,
every Republican in the county should vote
for Judge Clarkson, and we have no doubt but
they will do it. We heard a leading Democrat
say a few days ago, "It is not often I cut my
ticket, but I will do it this time; Judge Clark
son has always been such a good friend of
mine, lam bound to vote for him." We have
no doubt that many others will do the same
Tile fact that he has held the position five
years, is no objection to his re-election. He
certainly gave universal satisfaction, and his
experience will enable him to fill the position
with more ability a second term.
In conclusion we would just say, Judge
Clarkson is a gentleman in every sense of the
word, is well posted in law, and fully able to
fill the position in every respect, and well
worthy the support of every Republican (and
some Democrats) in the county.
From the Lower End,
EDITOR JotraNAL :—Perhaps a line from the
"Lower End" may be of some slight interest.
As politics appear to be trump just at this
time, we will briefly state that all things are
working harmoniously, and we think will tell
well on the second Tuesday. Our county
ticket is a good one, end should—and win
receive the support of every Republican. Our
attention was called . recently to an . strtiele that
"smut machine" (whose circulation does not
exceed that of one hundred thousand) issued
monthly, by a rampant locofoco, known as W.
A. Fraker. The article referred to, was an
attempt to impeach the character of Gen. Lane.
Lest an article of this kind might work upon
the minds of some, we will just state—as a
disinterested party—living in close proximity
to both gentlemen that were the characters of
both placed in the balance—the editor would
most assuredly kick the beam.
. . _
Gen. Lane is too well known in the "Lower
End" for the Herald to affect anything. A man
universallmateemed, a man of talent, and a
chriatian, and with the General at our mast,
we will come in large on the important Tues
By the way, we are up to the times in a
military point of view, a company of volun
teers haibeen organized in 11111 Valley, num
bering at this time, forty-five men, finely uni
formed in Zouave costume. This company,
we think, will make a star company, the men
are all of good size, and fine appearance. The
organization is titled tho "Russell Zouaves."
Its officers are Capt. W. L. Sprankle, let Lt.
D. C. Fleck, 2nd Lt. H. T. Quearry. We feel
assured that the little "Capting" will have
them proficient in a short time.
Shirley twp., Sept, lgth,
BELFAST, IRELAND, August 29, 1871.
DEAR JOURNAL :-In my haste in closing up
my letter, mailed at Swansea, Wales, I neg
lected to give you a full description of this
city. We formed an acquaintance with the
Rev. Mr. Roberts, an aged minister, who spent
a day with us in taking us from place to place.
The mountains of Wales are not only tilled
with iron ore and coal, but many other valu
ble minerals. This city is a second Pitts
burgh, but on a more extensive scale. There
are silver, zinc, copper and tin works, as well
as iron, coal and other manufacturing estab
lishments. We left Swansea for Milford on
the Irish Sea. There we took the steamer for
Waterford, Ireland; at this place the sea or
channel is over 100 miles in width; we had
a heavy rain and a.strung west wind. We put
in a terrific night in crossing the sea; wash
basins were brought into requisition, cud no
one escaped the sea sickness. From Water
ford we went to the city of Cork, where we
spent the Sabbath, attended the service of the
Rev. Mr. Thomas.
The city of Cork has a population of 100,000.
The streets are wide and well paved, houses
substantially built, and generally four stories
high on the principal streets. In Ireland you
can tell at once the difference iu civilization
from other countries. Here, the moment the
trains stop, the traveler is beset on every
hand by girls and boys with fanciful boquets
of wild flowers, and stick them at you to buy.
And besides this, they make more ghastly ap
peals to the public sympathy; unfortunate
boys with twisted legs and deformed limbs
scramble towards you ott crutches, with pain
ful eagerness, asking for alms, and the nearer
you get to Cork, the worse the begging becomes.
In the county of Cork begging is made an art.
In other countries where we traveled, it was
merely a matter of fun.
Nine miles from Cork is the city of Queens
town ; it has one of the finest natural harbors
in the world. The steamers all stop here on
their way to Liverpool. The country from
Cork to the city of Dublin is far from being an
agricultural one ; C.e most of the way the
land is low and of a wet buggy soil, generally
used for pasture and hay ; and much of it
is a turf or peat, dug up and dried for fuel;
the turf runs to the depth of ten feet and is the
chief fuel used in Ireland.
This has been the longest harvest that I
have ever experienced. We were cutting grain
in Pennsylvania in June when I left, and they
were cutting grain in Switzerland, France and
England as I traveled through, and now they
are in the midst of harvest in Ireland. The
potato disease is making fearful havock ou the
crop in Ireland. We visited the town of Blar
ney. I wanted Dr. Bell to kiss the Blarney,
stone, but he declined by replying that nature
had supplied him fully teith . that faculty; he
proposed that I should perform the task ; but
its it is difficult to accomplish, the stone being
placed in the wall of the Castle, some feet
from the third story window, and a person has
to be left down by the heels, and then put
himself in the shape of the letter S—l also de
clined. We passed through the city of Lime
erick, on the river Shannon, where the Gels,
brated limerick fishing hook is menufftetnred.
We also passed through the town of Tharels,
where Smith O'Bryan surrendered and was con
victed as one of the Chartists leaders. We pass
ed a very singular high mountain only a few
miles in length but peculiar for its shape ; i t
is called the Devil's mountain, and it is said
he took a bite out of it as he passed over it,
and it appears so, for there is quite a gap in it.
We reached the city of Dublin on the even
ing of the 28th, and put up at the noted Shel
bourne hotel, (Continental like). Dublin is
the metropolis of the Island; it is situated on
the river Liffey, which passes nearly directly
through the city, in almost a straight line, con
fined between two well-built. cut stone walls
some thirty feet high ; •e-eels can ascend the
river to near the center of the city. Dublin
is distinguished by the magnificence of its
public buildings, and is regarded in external
appearance as one of the finest cities in Eu
rope. Dublin is the seat of a Protestant Uni
versity, styled Trinity College, which dates
its foundasion from Queen Elizabeth, and coy-
ers 30 acres of ground; there are over 2000
students here. The next principal object of
attraction is the Castle, the official residence
of the Lords. St. Patrick's Cathedral is very
large and highly finished, and is dear to all
Irishmen. It was erected in the 12th century.
We next visited the bank of Ireland and drew
the last of our money, on our letter. It is
situated on College Green, a magnificent stone
structure, and was formerly the Irish House of
Parliament. We were taken through part of
the building, and also shown the room former
ly used by the old House of Lords. We saw
the paintings representing the battle of Boyne
in 1601, which has caused and continues to
cause so much strife between the Catholics
The custom house is considered a beautiful
structure. There are also other fine public
building and Cathedrals. In St. Patricks
Cathedral there are numerous monuments ;
that of Boyle, Earl of Cork, is particularly de
serving of notice ; the Earl and his Lady are
represented, surrounded by sixtem of their
children; a;so near this place is the resting
place of Dean Swift.
As I shall write you again before taking the
steamer Anglia, which will sail on the 2d of
September from Londonderry for America, I
shall not trouble you with a long letter at this
time. Yours truly,
AUDITED account of the School Board
of the borough of Mapleton, for the year
ending May 30, 1871.
Less exoneratiens . --
Received of H. H. Swoope, collector 527 92
" " A. W. Swoope, for old S. House 196 00
" " E. Robley, " " 5B 66
" " Bell subscription 5B 66
" " For use of Hall 25 00
Total receipts 893 73
A. W. Swoope (contract)
J. L. Yocum, M 32011 work
M. Decker, work at well
J. Montgomery, "
J. W. & B. Baker,
11. 11. Swoope, collector
Stamps for bonds
Writing and stamping deed for lot
11. H. Swoope for out building
Lumber for out building
Freight on desks
Putting up desks
Henry Long, for work
Elias Thomas, for work
M. W. Chase, for desks
R. S. Henderson, for work
J. S. Pheasant, hauling
J. M. Conahy, work
S. Montgomery, for umbrellas
H. F. Campbell, for lot
Freight on bell
Deeds for old School MOW,
H. 11. Swoope, for extra seats..
A. Wise, for executing deed
Recording claims on old School House,
G. J. Henry, calling sale
J. Dayton,claim on old School Lot
A. Cook. or work
Henry Wilson, for surveying
Wm. Lowis, printing
A. W. Swoopc, treasurer
Amount of expenditures
Amount of debt,
A. W. Swoope
M. F. enmphpli
Less E. Robley's notes.
Actual debt, May 30, 1871 $ 9 252 20
Wo the undersigned, do certify that the above is
correct to the best of our knowledgeand belief.
M. YOCUM, Auditors.
Third auditor absent.
11.11. SWOOPE, Clerk.
AUDITORS account of the School
Board of the Borough of Mapleton, Hun
tingdon county, Pa., for the year ending, May 30,
Amount of Duplicate
State appropriations .
R. S. llenderson, for teaching ,
J. F. Stewart "
11. 11. Swoope, collector ~ ,
J. Itauman, fuel, ,t 0,,,
A, W. Swoope, treasurer
Amount of indebtedness, May 30, 1871 IG 51
We do certify that the above is correct as shown
by the books of the School Board.
M. YOCUM, Auditors.
Third Auditor absent.
H. IL Swoore, Clerk. DepL27,7l-It.
RECEIPTS and Expenditures of Morris
Township, for 1870 and 1871.
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES.
Tax rate 11i mills (51 school, 5i building) on the
Gross amount of duplicate
Balance in hands of treasurer at settle
Deduct exunorations $3l 46
Collectors it Treasurer's commission 73 55
Paid 4 teachers each $lO per mo
for 6 months *960 00
Fuel and contingencies l4O 83
Secretary fur service lO 00
New S.lllouse, No. 3, built 1870- 1105 00
School Lot, No. 3
Balance in treas's hands at set tlement 1871 $ 137 31
RECEIPTS and Expenditures of the
Supervisors of Morris township, for 1870
Total amount of Road Tax levied, 1870 $ 383 31
Deduct exonerations $1 28
" commission for collecting bal 2 30
Amt paid for work done on roads $331 76
Auditors, Clerk and Supervisors
for ono day setting 5. 00
Blacksmith for work done 2 95
Bal. in hands of Supervisors for the year
Balance in hands of Supervisors of pre
vious years and for which orders have
been drawn in furor of present Sn
Total balance S 146 69
We the undersigned Auditors certify that the
above statement el the financial condition of Nor
ris township, is correct and just to the best of our
knowledge and belief.
SIDNEY TUOMPSON. f Auditors.
JAM. 11. Divas, Clerk. [wept.
The undersigned, apppinted by the Orphan's
Court to distribute the funds in the hands of Benj,
F. Stitt, administrator of Benj. E. Stitt, late of
Dublin tp., dec'd., will attend to the duties of said
appointment, at his office, in the borough of Hunt
ingdon, on Tuesday, the 17th of October, IS7I, at
one o'clock is, te,, at which time and place all per
suns interested will present their claims or be de
barred from coming in thereafter upon said fund.
H. C. MADDEN,
G 0 TO THE JOURNAL OFFICE
For all kind. of printing.
IST OP LETTERS REMAI
-A-4 in the Post Office, at Huntingdon, Pa
tetnber2sth, 141, when called for say "advc
and give date.
Mrs. D. Carter,
T. B. Davies.
S. P. Day,
Wren. B. Greene.
Miss. L. C. Hank.
D. A. Yown,
Held for non-payment of postage: Enron
Coy, Alexandria, Pa., Thos. Hafpany, Mane
THE NEW YORK BRANCH ST•
We would respectfully call the at
to the citizens of Iluntingdon, and vicinity,
immense stock of
FALL" AND WINTER DRY GO.
Parties visiting hero during fair week
wall to call on us as we are selling good
than ever. Look ut our prices.
Best calicoes it, 10, and 11 cents.
Best inuslins 10, 16, and 14 cents.
Best ladies' stockigns, 2 pair for 24 cents.
Finest alpacas of all colors, 25, SO, 40, an
Finest poplins. 30 and 90 cents.
Dress goods, of all designs, cheap !
Together with a fine selection of ribbot
collars, kid gloves, corsets, handkerchiefs, b
shawls, blankets, bedspreads, towels, n:
ladies' and gent's underwear, table linen, et
Lace, balmoral skirts, satchels, flannels, st
etc. All goods warranted as represented.
NEW `:ORK BRANCH STOB
Smith's Building, Iro. 618 flit
ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE OF
poisTmENT.—la the District Court
United States, for the Western District of P.
In the matter of 1
Paul Ammerman, Bankrupt. In Bankru
To lawns it may concert. : Theundernigno
by gives notice of his appointment as Aesi
Pant Ammerman, of Broad Top City, in the
of Huntingdon, an State of Pennsylvania,
said District, who Glis been adjudged a Be.
upon his own petition, by the District Court
District, dated September 2Uth, 1871.
SIMON B. BAB
et M. AFRICA'S
Sept. 27,71-3 t
. 7 10
Fancy candy, 1
variety store is now stocked with a choice cc
of french and common candies, nuts, raisii
etc. The largest assortment of toys in to
received. Gold, silver, plated, and fr.&
jewelry, bnittelets, chains, pocket books,
china and was dolls, cigars. tobacco, pif
Come and examine my stock before buyit
where. C. M. Anti('
. .80 00
NIGHT SCHOOL.-A Night
for giving instruction in Business an.
menial Arithmetic, Book-Keeping, Menge
Surveying, Ac. will he opened thel6th of C
The school will be open the instruction, four
in the week. Persons wishing to become m
may apply for terms, Ac., to
50pt.27,7—1t. H. L. ATKIN.
CARPET RAGS WANTED.
Fifteen cents for extra fine, and 121
per pound for good, is kooks, if delivered s
BROWN.S CARPET STORE, Huntingdon,
[Estate ofHenrietta Briggs, dee'd
Letters'of Administration havii4 been
to the undersigned, on the estate of lit
Briggs, lute of Warriorsmark township, de•
persons knowing themselves indebted are re,
to make immediate payment, and those
claims to present them duly authenticated
RICHARD WILLS, A,
Warriorsmark, Aug, 23, IS
[E,a, : a. of Elizabeth Seeterat,
Letters of Administration having been p
to the undersign.' on the estuie of Eltiabett
art, late of Cromwell township, dee'd., all
knowing themselves indebted are requested t
immediate payment and those having eta
present them duly authenticated for settlem
JOHN F. STEWAR
The undersigned Auditor appoir
the Orphans' Court, of Huntingdon couuty,
tribute the funds in the hands of Samuel
administrator of Samuel Wilson, late of J
. 164 94
. 700 00
poantment, at his office, in the borough Of
ingdon, on Thursday. October 9th, at 1 o'cl •
m., when and where all perzous interested a
quired to present their claims or ho debarre
coming in for a share of said fund.
Whereas my wife, Eve, has left u
and board without just cause or pruvoca
hereby notify the public not to trust her
account, as I will pay no debts of her contr.
Union township, Sept. B. 1871.*
A RIVER BOTTOM FARM AT
The subscriber, on account of ill health
family, will sell his farm, situated in Porter
ship, adjoining Entree Station, on the Penn
aia Central Railroad, at private sale.
. . _ .
The farm consists of about one hundred a
farming land in the highest state of culti ,
about fifty-five hundred bushels of lime I
been used upon it within the last four years
buildings comprise a good two-story frame
ing house, a bank barn, wash-house mud
necessary outbuildings. There is a very tine
orchard of choice fruit upon it, also a well o
er-failing water near the door. The propert
very desirable one owing to its proximity
railroad, churches and schools.
...$ 312 61
. 120 00
... 45 67
.- 10 00
Tenn; : One third in hand on the first of
next and the balance in tiro equal annul
ments to he secured by
U. S. IeCARTUT, I W. B. IeCARTUY, 1 J. A. PO
[Lately Huntingdon Manufacturing etunpa
Manufactures Flooring, Siding. Doors,
Shutters, Blinds, Moulding, Scroll Work, Col
Shelving, Wood Turnings, Dobbs, Spokes,
Work, Forks, Rakes. Bruotus, Pick, and Hi
Handles, Furniture, Sc. Our Machinery be
the verylest quality and giving our entire
lion to the business wean: able to manufact
of the shoved named articles, as well as
others, in the hest style and always promptl
All orders addressed to the
FRANKLIN MANUFACTURIIO COMI
. 89 26
will receive our immediate attention. Pris
furnished when desired.
June 7, 1871.
HENRY it cos.
LUMBER AND COAL DEPO.
LITNIBER OF ALL KINDS,
Lath, Picket,, &a., constantly on
FLOORLNG, SIDING, DOORS, SA:
FRAMES, &C., at manufacturer? pric
ANTHRACITE, BROAD TOP, Al
GHANY, SANDY •LIDGE ANI
BY the TON, CAR, or BOAT IA
Feb. 15, 1871.
.$ 379 67
You oan save from ten to thirty percent. In
ing your Instruments from
E. J. GREENE,
STEINWAY & SONS',
CHICKERING & SONS',
THE UNION PIANO:FGATE
THE WEBER, RAVEN & BACOI`
GEO. Di. GOULD & CO.'S,
AND ALL OTHER HAKES OF PrA
MASON & lIAMLIN'S
and Gee. Woods & Co.'s celebrated Organs
any other make desired, Also, Melodeons, Os
Violins, Berman Accordeons, Sheet Music,
NOW and good Pianos for WO and ups
44 five-octave Organs for SO "
" Melodeons for 70 '•
All Instruments warranted for five years,
Agents supplied at wholesale Rates, as low
the cities. Call on, or address,
.$ 106 73
E.. 7. GREENE,
2nd floor pf Leiatcr's new buildi
January 4, 1871.
COLORED PRINTING DONE
the Journal Office, at Philadelphia pri,
I - A ndrew Lippert,
C. A. 3FK
S. F. O'Grady,
I. P. Weaver,
BRICE X ALAI
No. 420, next door to
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