The Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1871-1904, August 27, 1880, Image 1
VOL. 44. The Huntingdon Journal. 1 . ,4 hew Jocu.NAL Bui!dim, 1 . 4:;14 Strcet. TUE iiUXTIYuIONJOURNAL is pobli , lied every Friday by .1. A. Nesii, at $2,00 per annum IN AI,VANCE, or i••, t paid fur in six. months from date of eub •cription, and zi3 if not paid within the year. No paper discuutinued, unless at the option of the pub :isher, until all arrearages are paid. No paper, however, will be cent out of the State unless absolutely paid for in advance. Transientadvertisementi will be inserted at TWELVE AND A-1111.4 CENTS per line for the first insertion, SEVEN AND A-DA Li cvirs for the second and FIVZ CENTS per line for all subsequent insertions. 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Cards, Pamphlets, kc., of every variety and style, prinfrd at the shortest notice, and everything in the Printing line will be executed iu the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates. Professional Cards 11 E. SHAFFER, Attorney-it-Law. Huntingdon, PA.- . Office, 405 Penn street, (toruterly occupied 1:y I)i: trict Attorney Orlady) [auglVely, ItrILT.IIII W. DORRIS, Attorney-at-Law. 402 Pen VT btreet, Huntingdon, Pa. [nutr.l6;77y. IA CALDWELL, Attorney-at-Law, No. 111, 3rd stree• LI. Office formerly occupied by Messrs. Woods & \% is liamson. [apl2;7l DK. A.B. BRUMBAUG El, offers his professional s,ry ice. to the commlnity. Office, No.s= Washingt.m street, one du r east of the Catholic Parsonage. ixn4, 71 DR. HYSK ILL has permanently located in Alexandri , to practice his profession. FC. STOCKTON, Surgeon Dentist. Office in Leister's . building, in the room formerly occupied by Dr. E. J Greene, Huntingdon, Pa. kapl2S, '76. GEO. B. Oil LADY, Attorney-at-Law, 405 Penn Street Iluntingdon, Pa. Lu0v17;76 GGL. ROBB, Pentist,oftlee in S. T. Brown's new building, . No. 520, Penn Street, bunting - don, Pa. [apl2;7l C. M tDDEN, Attorney-at-Law. Penn 11. Street, litinttngdon, Pa. Lapl9,'7l jSYLVANUS BLAIR, Attorney-at-Law, Huntingdon, . Pa. Attica, Penn Street, three doors west of 3rd Street. [jau4,-71 Tw. MATTERS, Attorney-at-Law and General Claim . Agent, ll untingdon, Pa. Soldiers' claims ;tgainst the Government tir back-pay, bounty, widows' and invalid pensiona attended to with great care and promptness. Of fice on Penn Street. [jun 1,71 rm. P. & R. A. ORBISON, Attorneys-at-Law. No. 3'21 V Penn Street, Huntingdon, Pa. All kind of legal business promptly attended to. Sept.l2,.7s. New Advertisement TT. B. Mutual Aid Society -OF Pennsylvania. PRINCIPAL OFFICE Chartered by the Legislature, March 11,1860, JOHN 13. STEH MA N, President (31301I;;E A. MARK, Secretary Cash Assets Assets sulject to assessment.. $20,000,000 Death claims paid to Jan. IsSO 51,651,599 2,029 certificates issued in 1579, aggregating $l,- 093,C0U insurance, The class, assessment, and class renewing sys tem originated and successfully pursued for over a decade of years by the U B. Society, has caustd a radical reiortu in life insurance, reducing its cost to the minimum, and thereby placing its benefits within the reach of all. The payment of $S on application, annually for four years, and thereafter .$2 annually during life, with pro rata mortality assessment, graded according to age, secures to wife, children or assigns the sum of one thousand dollars. Healthy persons of both sexes may become members. Certificates issued in sums ranging from $5OO to 510,000. Agents wanted. Send or apply for circulars giving full informa tion to W. W. WITHINGTON, Agent, Petersburg, Pa. Or to D. S. EARLY. Gen*l. Agt. Cur. 9th street .t Railroad, Lebanon, Pa. [may 21, SO-1 y BEAUTIFY YOUR 0 AI 1-7:, SI T. The undersigned is prepared to do all kinds of HOUSE .IND SIGN PAINTING, Calcimining, Glazing, Paper Hanging, and any and all work belonging to the business. Having had st,eral years' experience, he guaran tees satisfaction to those who may employ him. PRICES 31013IZA.TIC. Orders may be left at the JOURNAL Book Store. JOHN L. ROHLAND. March 14th, 1579-tf. CHEAP! OHEAP ! ! C HEAP!! PAPERS. %-/ FLUIDS. ALBUMS. Buy your Paper, Buy your Stationery Buy your Blank Books, AT THEJOURNAL BOOK d STATIONERY STORE. Fine Stationery, School Stationery, Books for Children, Games for Children, Elegant Fluids, Pocket Book, Pass Books, And an Endless Variety of Xice Things, AT THEJOURNAL BOOK ct STATIONERY STORE Ask your grocer for Aschenbach Miller's cel ebrated powdered CARACCAS CHOCOLATE made from the finest grade chocolate bean a 1..; grows. and possessing the following advantages : No scraping required ; no waste as in the case ot tea, coffee, and chocolate in cakes, is not nausea ting, but on the contrary agreeable to the weakest stomach; can be used in warm weather as it con tains no heating properties : the most economical as it requires less for a drink than any other: well adapted to dyspeptics as the oil is extracted, which fact also enables it to dissolve and impart its strength immediately upon being placed In scalding water without the usual process of bail ing up first. July 2-Iy. ROSE OF CASHMERE HAIR TONIC. This preparation is made from the roses of the Valley of Cashmere, and is entirely free from Sul phur. Lead, and other poisonous and irritating substances. It is richly perfumed, and renders the use of powders, hair oils. etc., unnecessary. It preserves, softens and beautifies the hair and gives it a rich lustre. It is excellent for an irritating or inflamed scalp. It never turns rancid. Drug gists sell it. ASCE EN BACH Sr. MILLER, Pro prietors, :id and Callowhiil streets, Philadelphia. July?-Iy. DR,. J. J. DAHLEN, GERMAN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office at the Washington House, corner of Seventh and Penn streets, April 4, 1879. 11 UNTING DON, PA. DR. C. H. 130YElt. sURO EON DENTIST, Office in the Franklin House, Apr.4-y. HUN TING DON, PA. It. M'DIVITT, SURVEYOR AND CON VEY-4117CER CHURCII ST., bet. Third and Fourth, 0ct.17,79. HUNTINGDON, PA. BUY YOUR SCHOOL BOOKS at the Journal Store. .40 El3nr btu cif.). Iyr READY-Tifi D 7l CLOTHING .L. 4 ' 9 p t 1.0 FAI in (,r,1 , 2r t•. make room for the - TA I NT, AIM TN' ( )14' /lilt QT(IIZE I); IN( ) KiToRE )( ECIDED - A.IZGAINS in D '7IO.IIGAINS in ECIDED jAILGAINS in Black and Colored Silks. ECIDED Cashmeres and Alpacas. Summer Dress Goods. Decided Bargains iii Percales,Piques,White Goods, Decided Bargains in Percales,Piques,White Goods, 11111111 u, EtTiillis, Illsortius, Glavris,ilasigq, Parasols, Sushatics, LEBANdN, PENN.I inEDT-t, , LA.D,L7 CLOTHING For Men, Youths, f2-,oys ;and Children, .5195,676 AT PRICES THAT DEFY ALL COMPETITION. Now is the Time to Buy at Great ly Reduced Prices, -AT THE :\ lAAII\ LOTH F;TOIt,F, T -T 14-1 -4 -IN 2- BLACi,i'S JEWELIIY STORE, 'rue L.►rgest .A.r4st,rtnient <►L Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, SILVERWARE AND SPECIALTIES 1N CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA. rartic,thir ATTErTIpNi, Very Large and Var;ed Assortment el PIM to k Ladies' and Gents.' Repairing. -l e.. qUIL d ChMIS. •4, PIPt E 0 11,DERS . k 3TAIL PROMPTLY AttOilgOil To , ~1;~ ti Jl BEAUTIFUL GLASSWARE 3;y tile piece or i!: CASH & Handsome setts of GLASS as low as ets. The place to hey QUEENSWARE by the . piece or in bats, is at F. U. LANE'S STORE. 11An,lsonie TEA SETTS enn,itting of 46 pieces of White Stone China, can be bought for $l, at E. li. LANE'S low price store. A large stock of ehnice Mackerel, consisting of Deep Sea, Extra Shore, New Fat, and all the best ra.- rieties and numbers known in the market. Also Large Hoe and Lake • Herring, Cod Fish and shad in se axon. F. 11. Lane does rot buy or sell short weight packages of Fish. You do not want to buy salt at Fish prices. CANNED GOODS, including California Choice Fro'. l s, Evaporated and other Dried Fruits. Green Fruits, Foreign and Domestic. All kinds of choice T EAS, from 15 to 20 cents per quarter, from, 8 c e nts per pound to the best Maple Sugar in bricks or granulated at 13 cents per poune. SALT MEAT, FLOUR, NOTIONS, CONFECTION S, WOOD and WILLOW-WARE, and in short, about everything to be found in a first-class Grocer? and Provision Store, can be bought at F. 11. LANE'S Cash and Exchange Store, near the Catholi n church, on Washington street, Ilunting don, Pa. 101 TO :—GOOD QUALITY—FULL . QUANT3,3Y—SMALL PROFITS. _ .. ......:. ,‘, . . . ,„:„ :.„. Fr ry-j i —:1- om:7 --- PH 0 *7P. >u~ ~y~ li_TJ°( To A 1,111.: IZOOM FOR 1:00 . 11 Foil: EXTENSIV I ' ;,„ ITEUSiVg, _ !I - T] - 17 ,11-1 N - , .. MOND / 6 17 - 5 REDUCE THEN; - ENTIEF., STOCK OF ORYGOODS; NOVONI SOOTS & SHOES, RATS AND SAPS,• - Decided Barga:mi ALL-WOOL BUNTINGS, Decided. Bargitin: , . ire ALI.4-WOOL BUNTINGS, fo—DECIDED BARGAINS t c ,~pg—DECIDED BARGAINS IN-9-1 RIBBONS, LADIES' TIES, C OLLARS, &C. UNTINCIDON, PA. .1 1 )11 e Pi Ca It el I es. Howard IVatches, Elgin lirafehes, Oda liTatcheN, IThilipden, Watch es ne ss Wale IX GOLD A_YD SILVER, KEY AND STEM-WINDING ei, in izreat v,triety, 1.: been allel t, the elegaa t etock Stark', awl Fancy Groceries at ~~ ... -c lards. ' 0 5. 7,7 74i0111,M1 ~, A. E'S EXCHANGE STORE. MA_CKIERE, I I,_ SPECIAL NOTICE. New Advertisements , „ , • JEVROVErsi'lE'll 1 ki...._ LPTI"F"FT Li E . I htl, I rit...... -0 -r the public that they will after 7jl Y 1 14th, ---.~. ~~'• i -OF CAL . _WENT FOR TIIE JUSTLY CELEBRATED gulp , - R n WATCH, K ,• r ' ,l / 4 _, e r i ll 0 1300, ~- (untin.qd )n_ 0o TIUNTINGDON, PA,, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1880. Ailvertisementq 11011SEITHISHE GOODS. ,3. S. 3 AIR, To BLCIIANAN, At Mc olilStßild tin flimoilq, UUNTING-DO.N, PA., one of the ]arg•r , t and bes', ~~~.= j• -[ n~ Eortment of STOVES of all kinds to be found in an • ; establishment out• side of the large eitie , , I sell none but the best and G A 11:1•41 . M.: SAUSFACTION in every ease. 2rar rid ~, C014.7- 4 PER SHEET-IRON WARE Always on hand in endless variety, and made to order on short rut ice and reasonable terms. Roofing; and Spoutino ,na!le t.n notice, and put up in either: town nr eonntry (;-_,N_S FITTING. I aui prepared to do all kinds of Gas Fitting and repairing at reasonable rites. I :nu also Agent for the sale of COLCLESSEIt'S Axes, Picks, Mattocks, Etc., TilE BEST IN THE MARKET, The public are respectfully invited to call, ex amine goods, and hear prices. With a determina tion to please lin.l render satisfaction, I solicit a share of pul,lic patronage. W. S. BAIR. ifuntinglon, Pa., Al'Arch 11, 1879. lENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE Tlll MO,T SUCCESSFUL REMEDY ever discovered, as it is certain in ite effects and dues not blister. READ PROOF BELOW. ro Rev. P. N. Granger, "ding Eller of the St. Albans District. Sr. ALBANS, Vr., Jan. 20th, ISSO.—Dr. B. J. Kendall d:• Cs., (ants:—ln reply to your letter I will say that my experience with •'Kendall's Spay in Cure" bas been very satisfactory indeed. Three or four years ago I procured a bottle of your agent, and w ith it, cured a horse of lameness caused by a spavin. Last season my horse became very lame and I turned him out for a few weeks when he became better. but when I put him on the road he grew worse, when I discovered that a ringbone was forming, I procured a bottle pf .Nendall's Spay in Cure, and with less than a bottle cured him so that ho is not lame, neither can the bunch be found. Respectfully Yours, P. N. GRANGER. PERSEVERANCE WILL TELL. STOUGHTON, MASS., March Nth, ISSO.--11. J. Kendall rf, Co., Geobi :—ln justice to you and my self, I think I ought to let you know that I have removed two bone spavins with "Kendall's Spavin Cure," one very large one, don't know how long the spavin had been there. I have owned the horse eight months. It took me four months to take the large one off and two for the small one. I have used ten bottles. The horse is entirely well, not at all stiff, and no bunch to be seen or felt. This is a wonderful medicine. It is a new thing here, but if it does for all what it has done fur me its sale will be very great Respectfully Yours, Cuts. E. PARKER. REND - M.I:S SPA YIN Cues; is sure in its effects, mild in its action as it does not blister, yet it is penetrating and powerful to reach every deep-sea ted pain or to remove any bony growth or other enlargement, such as spay ins, splints,curbs,callons„ sprains, swellings, any lameness and all enlarge ments of the joints or limbs, or rheumatism in man, and for any purpose for which a liniment is used for man or beast. It is now known to be the best liniment for man ever used, acting mild and yet certain in its effects. Send address for Illustrated Circular which we think gives positivefroof of its virtues. No remedy has ever met with such un qualified success to our knowledge, for beast as well as man. Price $1 per bottle, or six bottles for $5. ALL Davuotsrs have it or can get it for you, or it will be sent to any address on receipt of price by the proprietors, DK. .T. KENDALL k CO., Enosburgh Falls, Vermont. For sale by J. Read £ Sons, Huntingdon. CAMPAIGN BA-FffrGES,StK:c. Beautiful Campaign Bulges of the Republican and Democratic Candidates. Garfield OR llaneock and and Arthur, Containing life-like Photographs of the Candi dates; encased in pretty Miniature Gilt Frames, with pin for attaching to coat or vest. Active agents can make $lO a day selling them, and city and country merchants can make a handsome profit. Price 10 cents each ; 2 for 15 cents; 10 for 50 cents, or 100 for $3,50. Photographs same price as Badges. Crayon Portraits on tinted plate paper, Heroic size 22 by 25, for 25 cents. Flags all sizes, kinds and prices. Now is the harvest time for agents and dealers. Send for samples and full particulars to U. S. MANUFACTURING CO., Julyl6 3m] 116 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, Pa Health is Wealth. DR. E. C. WEST'S NERVE AND BRAIN TREATMENT a specific for Hysteria, Dizziness, Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental I►^pression, Loss of Memory, Impotency, Involunt .ry Emissions, Pre mature Old Age, caused by over-exertion self abuse, or ovei•-indulgence, which leads to misery, decay and death. One box will cure recent cases. Each box contains one month's treatment. One dollar a box, or six Loxes for five dollars, sent by bail prepaid on receipt of price We guarantee s. , x boxes to cure any etse. With each order re c. ived by us for six boxes, accompanied with live d o ,'lars, we will send the purchaser our ...-itten gua rar tee to return the money if the ..ea - . t does not effect a cure. Guarantees Wirt, only when the treatment is ordered direct from 5. Ad dress JOHN C. WEST ,fc CO., Sole Proprietors, ISI aid 133 W. Madison St., Chicago, 111. Sold by S. S. Smith & Son, Huntingdon, Pa. [june4-ly. GOLD Great chance to make money. We need a person in every town to take subscriptions for the largest, cheap est and beat Illustrated Family Pub lication in :he world. Auy one can become a successful agent. Six elegant works of art given free to subscribers. The price is so tow that almost everybody subscribes.— One agent reports taking 120 subscribers in a day. A lady agent reports making over $2OO clear profit in ten days. All who engage make money fast. You can de vote all your time to the business, or only your spare time. You need not be away from home over night.— You can do it as well as others. Full directions and terms tree. Elegant and expensive outfit free. If yon want profitable work send us your address at once. It costs nothing to try the business. No one who engages fails to make great pay. Address EOIVI I.: STINSON & CO., Portland, Maine. j ane2s-Iy. PERSIAN INSECT POWDER, [ASCIIENBACIL & MILLER,] JITaT THE THING WANTED IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD ! Roaches, ants, bugs, moths, garden worms, &c. fall victims to its deadly effects immediately upon coining in contact with it. It is truly the genuine Persian, the flowers being imported direct, then ground and prepared at our laboratory under our own supervision, so that we can guarantee its ab• solute freedom from adulteration. Druggists and country storekeepers sell it. Wholesale depot, N. W. Corner of 3d and Callowhill sts., Philadelphia. July2-Iy. ~~aZztic~l(. FISHER'S DISTRICT. ONE OF THE CLOSE CONGRES- SIONAL DISTRICT. SPEER. AS THE DF,MoCRATIC OPPONENT OF THE PRESENT MEMBER—THE VOTE EAsT YEAR AND TOE PROS. PECT FOR NOVEMBER. Special Correspondence of the Pre.s, HUNTINGDON, August 15.—Hunting don, the county seat of Huntingdon county, is one of the oldest towns in the State, and is a staid, quiet old place, full of good, substantial people, most of whom are rich enough to live at their ease. There is, nevertheless, considerable enterprise here, and previous to the panic it was quite a thrifty and rather stirring place. It had a shoe factory, car works, and was and is the head of navigation of the Pennsylvania Canal ; but the panic crippled all its in dustries and left Huntingdon in a bad way. It, is picking up, however, and promises to be a live town in the near future. Its shoe factory and car works, which have lain idle for many years. are being put in operation through the spirit of its own people, and new improvements of the same enterprising character are in contempla tion. Besides its business revival, it is gaiuidg pretensions as an educational point. It has a fine college building, sitting upon an imposing eminence just back of the town, and now accommodating some 150 students, male and female. It was erected upon ground donated by the citizens, and is under the control of the "Tunker" church, that exclusive religious denomina tion, which teaches Christianity in a quiet, practical way, and is secluded and seclu sive from all other church organizations. There is quite a membership of that church in this county, and Huntingdon is a sort of headquarters of the denomination in the Middle States. Its special church organ, the PeNrint and Primitive Christian, is published here, and has ten thousand eirculation, reaching into every State where the Tunkers have a foothold. Their col lege building here, which is already a somewhat imposing structure, is to be en larged so as to accommodate additional pupils, as its patronage is by no means con fined to the denomination, for very many citizens of the State are taking advantage of the quiet, healthful location, and the advantages offered by the college, to send their children here. In addition to this college a splendid public school building, just completed at a cost of some $30,000, adorns the town and desinates the ten• dencics of the people. THE MIDDLE PENITENTIARY. The pride and interest of the people of Huntingdon are just now centered in the development of their manufacturing enter prises and in the completion of the Middle Penitentiary. For some two years the work has been progressing upon the founda tion wall, and it is now about finished. A beautiful reservoir for this penal institu tion, fed by the magnificent springs, has been completed and is ready for use, and is one of the attractions of the place, to which visitors are driven by the interested citizens. The delay in pushing this im portant work is due to the failure of the last Legislature to make an appropriation to continue it, and whatever work is being or has been done is paid for cut of the first appropriation made. The people of Hun tingdon presented the site for the Peni tentiary and that of the reservoir to the State at a cost- of about $15,000, and in other ways are aiding its construction There is about $33,000 of the first $lOO,- 000 appropriated still unexpended, and it is the general verdict that the Con-nission have had a vast deal of work done for the money expended. The balance of the ap propriation will probably be expended this fall in erecting a sample wall, and in other ways getting ready for contracting ibr the entire work when the appropriation shall be made. If the Legislature had made the appropriation at the last session, the building might now have been far on its way toward completion. The citizens of Huntingdon certainly deserve credit for the manner in which they have, in every way, aided the Penitentiary Commission, and their patience is not so far exhausted at the delay but that they can be relied upon to further any measures taken fbr the prompt completion of the work. FULL OF POLITICS Huntingdon is also quite a political point, and is the centre of one of the most interesting Congressional fights of the present year. Heretofore it has not cut much of a figure in politics, either State or National, John Scott, ex-United States Senator, being about the only man for many years past who has gained national prominence. It is the home of R. Milton Speer, who represented the district in Congress several years and wants to again. It is also the residence of Horatio G. Fisher, the present Republican Congress man. These two men will make the fight for Congress this fall, and it will be a memorable contest. At the last election Mr. Fisher beat Mr. Stenger 214, the Greenbackers having a candidate who re ceived 758 votes. Both parties claim that a majority of it came from their ranks, but election day only can tell which of the two is right. My impression is that the Republicans lost most by the, Greenback effirt, which may now be considered as dead, although they are going to hold a' Convention, and whatever of strength they have will fuse with the Democrats upon the local ticket. THE TWO CANDIDATES. Both Fisher and Speer are comparatively rich, and both able and willing to furnish the "sinews of war," and each is popular in his particular sphere. Speer is an at torney and bank President. Fisher runs a mill here and mines coal in .the Clear field region. his father, who is one of' the most respected citizens of the place, still lives here, and helps to look after his own and his son's dollars, while 'the latter looks after his political future. For many years the Republican party of this county was full of factions, all fighting each other. They have now stopped that and gone to fighting the Democrats with better results. Mr. Woods, a prominent attorney in this place, and Mr. Orlady, a doctor in the county, led the contending factions, and each preferred Democratic to the other's success, and Mr. Woods is credited with having made Mr. Speer's success possible when be was a candidate for Congress.— There is no such factional fight now, and the party will show a united and deter mined front in the present contest, and give from 500 to 600 majority for the Re• publican ticket. Journal. TILE OTHER COUNTIES AND THE DEIIO CRATIC FIGHT. Of the other counties of the district Franklin and Snyder are Republican, and Juniata, Fulton and Perry Democratic, so that the counties are equally divided in political complexion, as the district is al most equally divided between the two parties. There are many reasons, how ever, for the conclusion that the Republi cans will carry the district. As I said, ;.'isher is popular at home and throughout the district and his party is united upon him to a man, without a single dissatisfied element, or individual in it so far as can be ascertained. II is opponent is by no means as fortunate, for, besides the points of difference between the leaders, there is a bitter contest in this county upon local is• sues and candidates, which must affect him more or less. Speer has served three terms in Congress, each time representing a Republican district, but he has never represented the district in its present shape. When the district was changed to its present limits John M'Gee of New Bloom. field, Perry county, editor of the Demo cratic organ there, was, with Mr. Speer, thrown into it. Both desired reelection, and there was a bitter contest for the nom ination. They divided the Conferees of five counties equally between them and ballotted fbr several days without result. Mr. Stenger of Chambersburg, having the Conferees of Franklin county, held the balance of power. Mr. M'Gee and Mr. Speer wore each other out, and the former's Conferees went to Stenger and secured him the nomination with the expectation, if' not direct understanding, so it is said, that Stenger would not be a candidate fur re election, but favor McGee. Speer dropped out of the fight after this defeat and gave himself' up to his law and his bank. 7,I'GEE VS. STENGER When Stenger's term expired he became a candidate for renomination, and so was McGee, and the contest between them was very bitter, each having half of the Con ferees. After several days of balloting one McGee's Conferees from Snyder county suddenly changed to Stenger and nomi nated him. Fisher defeated him before the people. McGee gave Stenger a only half hearted support in this contest, simply placing his name in his paper as the nomi nee. He kept his hand off Mr. Stenger, however, until the present canvass for the nomination began, when be opened fight on the Franklin county statesman, charg ing him with bribing the single Conferee from Snyder county, who so suddenly changed his vote to him two years ago "I am," said he to a friend recently, "out of public life for the present, seeking only for vengeance. Stenger cannot be nomi nated or ele.ed if named." Stenger, dis regarding McGee's threats and admoni tions, entered the fight and secured the Conferees from Franklin, his own, and Fulton, the adjoining county. Snyder county, which he expected to get, went against him and instructed for Mr. Bosler, a merchant in t hat county, who really rep resented Mr. Speer's interests and candi dacy. The day of this action Mr. Stenger withdrew and handed over the Conferees which Franklin and Fulton counties had authorized him to name. Mr. Speer now gets them, and will be unanimously nomi nated. McGee has kept out of the fight, as a candidate to beat Stenger, for the per sonal reasons I have given, but he is likely not to give Speer a hearty support on ac count of old animosities growing out of the contest which first sent Stenger to Congress. A NEW ELEMENT OF DISCORD, There is also another interesting phase of this Democratic controversy. Speer, as is well known, represents the Wallace as against the Randall interests in the dis f-riet, and it is said that he and Chairman Dill fixed the Conferees of Snyder county in favor of Speer for the purpose of de feating Stenger, who is credited with rep resenting the Randall wing of the Demo cracy. This is another evidence of how Mr. Wallace takes care of his friends, and how easily and quietly he disposes of Mr. Randall's following wherever he finds it. Besides these weakening Democratic straws there are other and more potent reasons why the Democracy seem to be doomed to defeat again in this district which they have heretofore counted upon as their own Mr.Stenger is popular in Franklin county, where he lives, and at the last election beat Fisher 153 votes in that Republican county, while the year before Fisher carried it for State Senator against another man by over 200 majority. No one claims that Speer can get more than his strict party vote in that county this year, which will give Fisher 250 majority where he lost last year by 158, and yet was elected in the district by 214, getting the greater part of his majority in his own county. It is easy then to see that in the fight with Speer Mr. Fisher is between 400 and 500 votes better off than he would have been in a contest with Stenger, because he can, and will, prevent Speer from running ahead of his ticket in his own county, or in any county in the district, and will have the Republican majority in Frank lin, which he is entitled to, and which he missed at the last election. "WHAT WILL THE HARVEST BE ?" From this history of the situation it can be clearly seen what an interesting fight is in on hand in this district. lam going to set the district down, however, alter a care ful survey of the field, in the Republican column, and predict the return of Mr. Fisher by 400 majority. lie has made an exceptionally good Congressman,' strength. ening his primarily strong position with the people by his consistent course airing his public life. Both he and Mr. Speer were born and raised in this county and have made their place in life among this people. What is good or bad in them is well known to the humblest of its citizens, and it is a fair contest in which neither can claim advantage or appeal to prejudice on account of locality or position. _IR.• SPEER'S HOPES AND OPINIONS, I saw the two contestants to day. Both are comparatively young men, having bare ly reached the meridian of life. Mr. 6peer don't look to be over 40 years of age; rather tall, of strong and compact build, with a good face and cheerful expression. His countenance and manner denote strength of character and more than ordi nary intellect. He has a strong, bright eye, and dark hair and whiskers. He has a pleasant way in conversation, and when I greeted him, said : "Yes, I read the Press every day. It is the best and fairest Republican journal I know of, and it is bright and newsy," "How about your Congressional con test ?" "•I have not been nominated as yet," said Mr. Speer, "but as I have most of the Conferees, I suppose I shall be when the Conference meets." "Can you be elected ?" "I hope and expect to be if nominated," replied Mr. Speer, "although this is a very close district, and there will be a hard and interesting contest. Mr. Fisher and I are neighbors and friends, and the canvass will therefore be relieved of anything personal. But," continued Mr. Speer, "our party is in better condition for a sharp contest than ever before. Hancock's candidacy strength ens us vary much, for it awakens an en thusiasm which we often lacked. Besides, we will get the doubt full vote this year, here as well as elsewhere." IIR. FISH F.lt'S CONCLUSION"... On the same street, and not mere than a good stone's throw from Mr. Speer's res idence, is the elegant home of Mr. Fisher, where I found him fresh from a week's fishing excursion with a party of friends up. the Juniata. He was brown as a berry from his week of outdoor pleasure, and in the best of health and spirits. He is a smaller man than his opponent, and looks a trifle older on account of his hair being prematurely gray. He has a strong face, denoting indomitable energy, great decision of character and broad intelligence. Ile has the quick eye and the active manner of the master business man that he is. He is here a genial, whole souled man, with a good heart and level heal. "I have," he began, "been a week away from politics and business upon a jaunt I always take about this season of the year. I haven't even seea the Press for a week —my daily reliance for news and opinions when at home. I can say, however, that lam pleased with the outlook. Our party in this district was never stronger, more united and aggressive than it is this year. We have no local trouble, and the enthu siasm for Hancock, which was noticeable immediately after his nomination, is dying out, while Garfield is growing in strength with our people every day." "But how about your district ?" '-The district, you know, is usually Dem ocratic," replied Mr. Fisher, "but I think I can carry it again. It will be a hard fight, howaver, and a close one. We have," continued Mr. Fisher, "a latent strength in this district which never comes out ex cept in a national contest; and then those Republicans who went into the Greenback movement are coming back. So that we can count on considerable increase of strength this year. I, therefore, regard our chances for carrying the district as very encouraging. I haven't yet been nomina ted, and cannot, therelbre, go into details about myself, but will tell you what we will do on the national ticket. We gave Hayes 511 majority in this county. We will do a hundred better for Garfield." From these statements and expectations of the two candidates and the history of political affairs in the district I have tried to give can be gleaned the prominent points of what promises to be the most interesting Congressional contest in Pennsylvania this year. Each party and each candidate is upon its and his mettle, and will succeed because they deserve success by the effi ciency of management and the vigor with which each candidate handles and pushes his forces. Both are men of means and energy, and that both will do their best there will be no question. Indeed, they are doing it even this early. HANCOCK'S MURDERS. Order No. Forty in Texas. Indianapolis Journal.] The 'ruched,fait, a German paper prin ted at Austin, Texas, furnishes an inter esting contribution to the history of Gen ets' Hancock's order No. 40, on which his sole claim to statesmanship is based. Texas, it will be remembered, was part of the Fifth military district, and was included in the order. In 1868, about a year after the order had been issued, the constitu tional convention of Texas appointed a committee to investigate and report on the condition of affairs in that State. The Jr.iehenlAitt publishes an extract from the report of this committee, any says editor ially : "So much has been written by the Democratic press of the Union but espec ially by that of Texas, relative to the no• torious order No. 40, issued by Hancock on the 29th of November, 1867. and the letters interchanged in relation thereto be tween Governor Pease, at that time the military governor, and General Hancock, that we can refrain any longer from pub lishing part of the report of the investiga ting committee of the constitutional con vention of the State of Texas, which was, after exhaustive and thorough examina tion of the state of affairs, laid before that convention on the 28th of June, 1868. The Democratic press, of course, has not a word to say on the subject. Excepting the German papers, there are only two English-American papers which can exist in Texas as Republican newspapers, and the latter two have not the information on hand which stands at our command and disposition. The follovring are the closing remarks of that report which. on the above date, under suspension of the rules, was unanimously adopted on the motion of Governor Hamilton, a member of the con vention. Want of space forbids the pub lication of the whole report, which can be found on page 193 of the proceedings of the reconstruction convention of Texas held in 186 S. The closing chapter of the report reads as follows : "It is by nu means difficult to locate the responsibility of the increase of crime. Be fore Gen. Hancock assumed command of the Fifth military district there existed to a certain degree somewhat of a regard and resrect for human life in Texas. The nu merous arrests of criminals by the military authorities and the prospect of examina tion and trial before a military court, im bued bad men with a wholesome fear. Af ter the issuing and publication of general order No. 40, bit the headquarters of the Fifth military district, dated November 29, 1877, a decidedly different and troub lesome spirit manifested itself all over the State. This order was interpreted and ex pounded as proclaiming military authority subordinate to civil laws itt the trials of criminals, and therelbre, it was regarded— because criminals have little fear and res pect for civil authority in this State. as we have already demonstrate)—as a sort of protection or license for the commitment of all sorts of outrages and crimes. This was proven and demonstrated in public speeches and by the defiant tone of the rebel press, but far more through the un opposed perpetration of the most terrible outrages. During the three months of the administration of Governor Pease, protect ed and strengthened by liens. Sheridan and Mower, before Gen. Hancock took command of the district, the murders com mitted in Texas averaged nine per month. The number of murders during the other , months of the same year averaged eighteen per month, and if we base our estimate on the official report of the Freedmen's Bu reau, the average number of murders corn- ~ nutted in Texas since the first of December, 1867, reached the astonishing figure of thirty two per month. During the first month of Ilancock's administration (De cember, 1567), thirty murders were re ported by the bureau. In other words, the "peace administration" of Generals Han cock and Buchanan has to be held respon sible for double the amount of murders that were committed under the Sheridan- Throckmor ton administration and for three times as many as were committed during the Sheridan-Pease administration. Be sides this, the reports show that since the inauguration of the policy of Gen. Han• cock, supported by President Johnson,the murders committed in Texas have reached the average of fifty five per month and that during the last five months they have reached the average number of sixty. And it is the commander of the Fifth military district who is responsible to the people for at least two thirds of the 330 murders which have been committed in Texas since the Ist of December, 1567 Authorized by law to uphold the peace and to protect life and property, having at his disposi tion the army of the United States to up hold the authority of the laws, Hancock has neglected to perform his duties. He has refused to punish murders ; he has refried the requests of the Governor and the general commanding in Texas for the creation of stronger courts, and was deaf to the wail of terror-stricken, persecuted and defenceless loyal men. And, knowing what we assert and maintain in the face of the civilized world, we place the cause and the responsibility for the death of hundreds of loyal citizens of Texas upon his (Hancock's) shoulders. It is a re sponsibility which should cover his name with infamy and his memory in years to come with curses and execrations. The responsibilities of the government and of the citizens are mutual and corelative. If the latter promise loyalty and obedience, the former is obliged to protect him. And for us individually, and in the name of all white and black loyal men, we proclaim that we have always been true and stead fast in our attachment to the government of the United States. In the face of all persecution ; in the face of social proscrip tioa ; in the face of the rope and in the face of all conceivable and inconceivable dangers, we stand true in our fidelity to the Union. If there are people on earth who have a right to claim the protection of the government they are certainly the loyal citizens of Texas. And particularly now while the government has the power to grant us protection, we demand it against the wrath of those who persecute us because of our fidelity to the Union cause. May the responsibility rest wher ever it will, we say openly and freely that this protection has not been granted us.— The committee recommends the passage of the following resolution : "Res„ teed, That the President of this convention is requested to cause a copy of this report to be forwarded to the Presi dent of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, so that Congress may grant us such assistance and protec tion to which we under the circumstances arc entitled. (Signed), ('. ('ALDwELL, Chairman J. G. BALL, W. WHITMORE, 1). P. COLE, A. J. EvANE, A. BLEDSOE, J. W. Sum:vEs." Nothing more damaging than this has appeared against General Hancock. In order to understand its importance it must be remembered that this investigating committee was appointed by the highest representative body known to free govern• went--a constitutional convention. It consisted of seven members, every one of whom, says the Torhenblatt, had lived in Texas from fifteen to thirty-one years.-- They knew what they were talking about. They knew what the effect of Order No. 40 had been on their State. The report was signed by every member of the com mittee, and was adopted by the conven tion. It is a terrible commentary on Haocock's perce policy, as formulated in Order No. 40. We doubt if in the histo ry of the world there is a document ema nating from so hie,h an authority, directly charging on a military commander the personal responsibi.:tv fir so much lawless ness and crime. '1 :lese Texans did not mince matters. They charged General Hancock directly with being responsible fir the murder of hundreds of loyal citizens of Texas and they sustained the charge by showing that under his administration and since the issuing of Order No. 40, the number of murders in Texas had in- creased from an average of nine per mouth to an average of fifty five per month. On the strength of these facts, the committee charged Hancock with gross neglect of duty. They charged that being "yuthorized by law to uphold the peace and to protect life and property, having at his disposition the army of the United States to uphold the authority of the law, Hancock has neglected to perform his duties." This report was written twelve years ago. It is an important part of the contemporaneous history of the times, and it shows how General Hancock and his order No. 40, which is now paraded as an evidence of his statesmanship, were regard ed by the loyal men who were personally cognizant of its operation. This voice from the pest comes like a protest from the hundreds of dead victims of order No. 40 against the elevation of its author to the highest office in the govecoment whose laws he refused to execute and whose cit izens he refused to protect. ---.0- ...iis.---41.--- THE F.tcr that $200.000 have been raised in the South and contributed to the Democratic National Committee to be used in the attempt to debauch voters in the Northern States, should convince the peo ple of the North that the whipped rebels expect to profit largely by Hancock's elec tion. The l►emocrats have no use for campaign funds in the South ; they du their campaigning by the aid of the shot. gun and bludgeon, and count their tissue ballots by the tens of thousands when ne cessary, hence their liberal contribution to the Democratic campaign fund in the North. In case of Hancock's election they will get their money back, with compound interest, in the shape of war claims and pensions to the lousy hordes who attempted to shoot the Union to death. Loyal men, of all parties, will you give your support to such a party ? -.0.- • 4011..-....- New York Tribune : Ninety thousand majority in Alabattia seems to be enough of a victory for a "full vote, a free ballot, and a fair count," to jast:fy a sort of ju bilating bulletin from the superb defender of the Constitution. EVERY Republican in the county should go to work Ibr the ticket, and do their level best to insure its success. NO. 34.