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!: GEOROE B. G00DLANDER,
V . OJSOKUB HAQERTY,
: ATTORNEY-AT-L A W,
Will attend to all business entruited to him
promptly and faithfullj. . novl2'7S
WILLIAM A. WALLACU. PAT1D L. It RIBS.
juair r. wallaci. . toa w. wmulby.
WALLACE &. KREBS,
(Suoccssors to Wallaoe A Fielding,)
11-1273 Clearfield, Pa.
B. T. WILBO, ST. D. ' B. 1. YAM VALIAIt, M. D.
DBS. WILSON St VAN VALZAH,
: . - Clearfield, Pa.
Office In retideuoe of Dr. Wilton.
Orrira Hocus: From 12 to 8 r. n. Dr. Van
Vatzah ean be found et night In hit roomi, next
door to JIartawiok A Irwin's Drag Store, up
DR. JEFFERSON LITZ,
Will promptly attend ail calls in the line of his
iosbpi a. k'shallt. sahisl w. cubdt.
McENALLT 4 McCURDY, ;
. ATXO UN E YS-AT-L A W,
ST-Legnl bniineu attended to promptly with
Idelity. Offloe on Second street, above the First
national Bank. 0:11:78
Q. R. BARRETT, .
Attobnit akd Counbelob at Law,
Ilevlng resigned bis Judgeship, has resnmed
the praetiee of the law in his old ofiioo at Clear
leltL Fa. Will attsad the eonrts of Jefferson and
lk counties when special! leteUaad in oonneotioo
with resident counsel. 8:14:78
WM. M. McCULLOUQH,
ATTOHXKV AT LAW,
Clearfield, Pa. -t
JSeT-Office np stairs in Western Hotel building.
Legal business promptly attended to. Htale.tate
fceught and sold. Joll'711
J. W. BANTZ,
, tSEA-Offlae np stairs In Western Ilotel bulldlog.
All legal business entrusted to his care promptly
attended to. July 2, 1873.
T. H, MURRAY,
ATTORNEY AKD COUNSELOR AT LAW.
Prompt attention given to til legal builnoM
a trusted to hii oare in Clearfield and adjoining
ountiei. Office on Market it, oppoiito haunlo'l
Jewelry Store, Clearfield, Pa. jci4 73
A . W. WALTERS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, '
Clearfield, Pa. ' -
Va-Offloe In the Court Bouse. ' deo3-ly
H. W. SMITH,
tl:l:78 , Clearfield, Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OSes on Second St., Clearfield, Pa. norl1,8(l
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
JK-Offlee In the Court JJou.e. jyllC?
JOHN H. FULFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OSce oa Market it-, orer Joseph Bhewera'
Orooery store. Jan.3,1873.
JOHN L. CUTTLE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. :
And Beat Estate Ajrent, Clearfield, Pa.
Offloe on Third street, bet.Chcrry A Walnut,
eRespetfully offers his serrices in selling
and buying lands In Olsardald and adjoining
eounties and with an exporioneeof oyer twenty
years as a surreyer, Batters himself that he ean
rsnder satlsfaetloa. Feb. 38:08:tf,
J. BLAKE WALTERS,
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
akd usiLsa in
Saw IiOgs and jLuuibcr,
f CLEARFIELD, PA.
Oflse la Masonic Building, Room No. 1. 1:25:71
i J. J. LINGLE,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW,
1:18 Osceola, Clearfield Co Pa. y:pd
I ROBERT WALLACE,
! ATTORNEY- AT- LAW,
Jaallaeeton, Clearfield County, Penn'a.
' b.All legal business promptly attended to.
I CYRUS GORDON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Market street, (north side) ClcarOeld, Pa.
S JPar- All legal business promptly attended to
' Jan. 20, '73.
DR. T. J. BOYER,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
I Offioe on Market Street, Clearfield, Pa.
WOffloe hours i 8 to 11 a. m, and 1 to 8 p. m.
QR. E. M. SC1IEURER,
; nOMISOPATniO PTIYSICIAN,
Office in residence on Market sU
' April 14, 1 872. ' Clearlleld, Pa.
"DR. W.. A. MEANS,
PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON,
"Ill attead professional oells promptly. anglO'70
J. 8. BARN HART.
ATTORN KY . AT - LAW,
' Otellefoute, Pa.
II practice la Cleerteld and all oi A" eurts of
I x.n Judicial district. Real tate basiness
j eoiieciiun ei claims made specialties, nl'71
3ABBEB & HAIB DBESSEB,
T tlEABFIElD, PA. u
WILLIAM M. HENRY, Justice
f nrrna Pbacb Ann Scmrtixn, LDMRRtt
ft. Collections made and money protui.tlr
oyer. Articles of agreement and deeds of
ryeyaaoa neatly esecuted aid warrantad cor
QOODLANDEB & HAGEBTY, PubUshers.', .. .. , ' , , : ' PRINCIPLES,; OT,' MEN.' ; j ;7 ; , .! , , Z TEBMS $2 per annum In 'Advancs!;
VOL. 48-WHOLE NO 23H1. ; , ; : CLEARFIELD, PA, WEDNESDAY,' MARCH 11, 1874. NEW SERIES--V0L; 1 5, NO. 11 .
I JOHN A. GREGORY,
ODtoe in the Court IIouso. Clearfield. Pa.
Will always be found at home on the SECOND
and LAST SATURDAY of eaoh month. . 2:1
John n. Orvis. 0. T. Alexander. 0, M. Bowers.
0BVIS, A LEX ANDES & BOWEES,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Bellefoute, Pa. Jan28,'r-r
: J. H. KUNE, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN k SURGEON,
TTATINQ located at PennSeld, Pa., offers bis
II professional serriaes to the peopla of that
plnoe and surrounding country. AUoaUs promptly
! GEORGE C. KIRK, ' '
Justice of the Peaee, Surreyor and Conveyancer,
Lutheroburg, Pa. 1
All business Intrusted to him will be promptly
attended to. Persons wishing to employ a Bur
reeor will do well to (We him a oail, as he Belters
himself that he eaa render satisfaction. Deeds of
oonreyanoe, articles of agreement, and all legal
papers, promptly and neatly executed, t20noT74
Justice of the Peace and Scrivener,
SBA.Colleetlons made and money promptly
paid oeer feb22 71tf
aao. albkbt nnnnr alibrt. w. alsurt
W. ALBERT 4. BROS.,
' Manufacturers A extensive Dealers In '
Sawed Lumber, Square Timber, &o.,
woodltANU, ranfl'A. '
ATjOrders solicited. Bills filled on short notice
ana reaeoneoio lermi.
Address Woodland P. O., Clearlleld Co., Pa.
Je26-ly W ALBERT A BROS
Freucliville, Clearfield County,' Pa.
Keeps constantly on hand a full assortment of
U ry woods, llaraware, uraeeriee, aao erwnnins
usually kept in a retail store, whiohwill be sold,
for oaab, as cneap as elsewnere la us eeuniy.
FrenchvUle, June II, ioi-i. ;
THOMAS H. FORCEE
, DSiLaa in
GENERAL MERCHANDISE, ;
Also, extensive manufacturer and dealer In Square
Timber and Bawea Liumneroi ail Kinus.
-Orders solicited and all bills promptly
LAGER DEER BREWER,
HAVINO rented Mr. Entres' Brewery he
hones by strlet attention to basiness and
the manufacture of a superior article of BEER
to receive the patronage of all the old and many
new customers. t25aug73
J. K. BOTTORF'S
Market Street, Clearfield, Pa.
jrsr-CROMOS MADE A SPECIALTY.
NEGATIVES nude in eloady as well as in
slaar weather. Constantly on hand a good
assortment of F RAM Eft, STKREOSCOFES and
STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS. Frames, from any
style of moulding, made to order. . apr28-tf
House and Sign Painter and Paper
.W1I1 execute jobs In his line promptly and
In a workmanlike manner. arr4,o7
G. H. HALL,
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER,
' NEAR CLEARFIELD, PENN'A.
Jrt Pumps always on hand and made to order
on short notice. Pipes bored on reasonable terms.
All work warranted to render satisfaction, and
delivered If desired. - my26:lypd
E. A. BIGLER & CO.,
and manuraotnrers or
ALL KINDS OF 8 AW Ell LUMBER,
8-772 CLEARFIELD, PENN'A.
JAS. B. GRAHAM,
Beal Estate, Square Timber, Boards,
BHINQLES, LATH, A PICKETS,
0:1078 Clearfield, Pa,
nsALsn ii i i
Square Timber & Timber Lands,
Jell'TS CLEARFIELD, PA. '.
Dealer In all kinds ef "'
Market Street, "
One door east Post Office,
aaglfi'TI CLEARFIELD, PA.
Agent for the American Dnuble Tarblne Water
Wheel and Andrews A Kalbach Wheel. Can fur
nish Portable Grit Mills on short notice, jrll 71
DR. J. P. BURC H FIELD,
Late Surgeon of the S3d Regiment, Pennsylvania
. Volunteers, haying returned from ths Army,
offers his profsssional services to thecitisens
of Clearfield euuaty. v
JtaVProfessioaal calls promptly attended to.
Office on Beeoad street, formerlyoeeupled by
Dr. Woods.. apr4,'0-U
H. F. N AUGLE,
M ATCH MAKER & JEWELER,
and dealer la
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver
and Plated Ware, &c,
jcl'T2 CLEARFIELD, PAJ
I. 8 N Y D E R
ABO DaiLBB IB
Watchos, Clocks And Jewelry,
Orahmm'i Rm, Uarktl Arse),
All kinds of repairing In my line promptly at
ended to. April U, 1878.
REIZENSTEIN & BERLINER,
wholrTftl dcftlon in
GEITS' HH.MSHIVG GOODS,
e 1T Ohurch street, between
Frankiia and White etc.,' New York,
Miss E. A. P. Rynder,
! aorbt res '
Calekertng'a, Stern way's and Emerson's Planosi
stmlth's, Masea A Hamlin's and Peloubel's
Organs aad Melodeona, and Graver A
Baker's Sswlng Machines.
4LSO TR1CBBR 0 '
Plane, Daltar, Organ, Harmony ana Vocal M
Sie.vNo pupil taken for less than half a term.
jatr-P.oomi i opposll Oullrb'i furniture Store.
ClaarseltL Ma h Mi tt.
VALUABLE FARM FOR SALE!
IN G1RARD TOWNSHIP.
The undersigned offers for sale the farm oa
which he now resides, situate In ttlrard township,
Clearfield county, Pa., formerly owned by Justin
J. Pis. The farm oontains 120 acres, and is very
desirably located. The buildings areall new, and
eonsist of a large frame house, having good cellar
underneath, and good water convenient large
frame barn, blacksmith shop, wagon shed, spring
bouse, Ac The buildings on this farm are as
good, if not better, than on any farm In Clearlleld
oounly. The land is of superior quality and In a
good state of oultivation. ,
Possession will be given In the spring, or at
any time most convenient to the purchaser. The
terms will be reasonable. Persons desirous of
purchasing oan address the subscriber at Leoonto's
Mills r. u., uiearfiehl county, Pa., or apply la
person on the promises.
Any person, wanting any Information In rerard
to the quality of the land, the kind of bnildlngs
thereon, o, Ac, eaa get the information by call
ing on Sheriff Pie, In Clearfield, as he owned the
larm for a number of years, and of course knows
all about It. WKNDELL KNIIRKS.
Leoonte'a Mills, Clearlleld Co., Pa.
January 21, 1874.
Store House Tor Sale or Rent.
That well known Store and Dwelling Houie,
situated in Oien Mope, Clearfield oounty, is offer
ed at private sale or for rent. The house Is two
stories high, 68 by 40 feet, with good back build
ing; a No. 1 well of water in back building ; ether
outbuildings, such as loo house, smoke house,
corn erib, stabling and large sheddinc. all in rood
order. This property is suitable for any kind of
Dullness, ana win lie sola at nrtrete sale or rank
ed on reasonable terms to a responsible party.
inj property is goou ana in a pleasant place to
uo cosiness, ana win bo sold or rented on easy
terms. The bad health of ths subscriber com
pels him to close his business for the present.
inis nouse nas uone a gooa business, and a good
business man can do well here. Possession riven
on April I, 1874. For further information call
sn or write to WM. 8. DICKBY A BON.
Glen Hope, Clearfield Co, Pa. jan2tt-2m
SPECIAL - LEGISLATION. No
tice is hereby given to the public and all
parties interested, that application will be made
at the present session of our State Legislature
to pass an aot repealing an act of Assembly, ap-
lrureu .uui April, a. u. relating to tbe ap
plication of taxes on lands in the new town.liin
of Pine, created oat of parts of Huston and
Lawrence town-hips, la the county of Clearfield.
ado lurmer petition tne heruMAturo to uses an
act, that all said lands formerly belonrini to
Huston township shall be and remain sub Ml In
ui Miiuuri'.ios lucrenr wr lax purposes.
'" CHAS. KORACKER, ' '
Ponfield.Fcb. 10, '74-41. and 20 others.
SPECIAL LEGISLATION. No
tlos is hereby given to the public- and all
parties interested, that application will be made
at tbe present session of our Bute Legislature to
pass an act authorising the Overseers of the
Poor of Huston township, In the eouaty of Clear
field, to levy a tax for poor purposes npon the
unseated lands in said township, at the same rate
per eent, as may be levied upon seated property.
WM. U. WOODWARD,
Penfield.Feb. 11,74-41. and 7 others.
SPECIAL LEGISLATION. No
tice Is hereby given to the public and all par
ties interested, that application will be made at
the present session of our State Legislature to
pass an Act deolaring Montgomery Creek, with
its branches, in Clearlleld oounty, a public high
way for the purpose of floating saw logs on said
n M. rUtttLL.
Q. L. REED.
i V Is hereby given that letters of administration
on the estate of ABRAHAM R. PEOPLES, dee'd.,
late of Knox township, Clearfield county, Pcaa'a,
having been duly granted to the undersigned,
all persona Indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment, and those having
claims or demands will present them properly
authenticated for settlecent without delay.
N. B. PEOPLES, '
P. A. ROW LEM,
New Millport, Feb. 11, 1874-t .
is hereby given that letters of administration
on the estate of ALEXANDER OLNKEV, late of
Morris township, Clearfield oonnty, Pa., deceased,
having been duly granted to the undersigned, all
persons Indebted to said estate will please make
immediate payment, and those having elaims or
demands will present them properly authenticated
for settlement without delay.
A. D. JOHNSON, .
KyUrtown, Feb. U.-fit Administralor. .
IXECUTOH"' NOTICE. Notice is here
J hy given that letters testamentary having
be"n granted to the undersigned on the estate
of ABRAHAM KYLEH, deceased, late of Mor
ris township, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, all
persons Indebted to said estate are requested to
make Immediate payment, and those having
elaims against- the enoie will present them duly
authenticated for settlement.
Msrrlsdale, Feb. 4, 1874.-61 txeootors.
J. 11. M'MUllRAY
Wrt.L BUPPLT YOU WITH ANT ARTICLE
OF MERCHANDISE AT THE VERY LOWEST
PRICE. COME AND SEE. (8:l:?3:y)
2(ff LHH. OF WOOL WANTED,
, VUU By Arnola, Hartshorn A Hippie, for
which they will pay eash, at their faotory, near
Curwensville, or at ths store of Arnold A Harts
horn, In Curwensville. fh4 8m
ARNOLD, HARTSHORN A HIPPLE.
QRIST MILL I NOTICE I
I take this method of Informing tbe public that
I have purchased the Cadwallader Orlst Mill, had
H thoroughly repaired and am now ready to
grind any kind of grain on short notice, In the
nest manner. A share of yoor patronags is so
licited. Yours Respectfully,
O. 8. FLEGAL.
Oit aiRT W. Flhal, Miller.
Pulllpsbnrg, Pa., Deo. 10-om.
CAUTION. All persons are hereby warned
against purobasing or trading for any of the
following personal property, vis i One bay harse,
oae sleigh, two spring wagons, one wheelbarrow,
one coal stove, one bedstead, one iron kettle aad
one eow, now In the possession ef A. It. K 1st on,
of Morris township, as the same belongs to me
and is left with him subject to my order.
Kylertowu. Feb. II, 1R74.-Ste
. a. BAris cAnar
- H0LL0WBUSH 4; GABET,
Blank Book Manufacturers,
SIS Jflarkrt St., Philadelphia.
Paper Floor flacks and Bags, Foolscap,
Letter, Note, Wrapping, Curtain and Wall
jy)OT AND SHOE MAKING.
JOSEPH n. DEBRINfl, oa Market street, In
Shaw's Row, Clearfield, Pa., has just received
a fine lot of French Calf Skins and Kips, ths
best In the market, and li bow prepared to man
ufacture srerythlng In his line. He will war
rant his work to he ae represented.
The eitisena of Clearlleld and vicinity are
rsspseWully Invited to give htm a call.
Work done at short notice. TilfTSy
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALEI
- The House aad Lot oa the eomerof Mar
ket aad Fifth street, learfieid. Pa., Is for sals.
The lot contains nearly aa acta of greeed. The
house Is a large double frame, eoatalelng alns
rooms. For terms and other information apply
te the subscriber, at the Post Oatee.
, t .. CLEARFIELD, Ta. ;
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH, 11, 1874.
THE INEBRIATE'S END.
Rslse me np gently thore-
Oh I give me a breath of pure oold alrl
I am dying at last
I am going fast,
But ne one will oare haw soon r am sold
They'll hurry me undor the damp, dark mold
And "only a pauper," they'll say aa they pass
"Auomer poor wreipu is Dunea alas I .
That all wers not lying beneath the sod
Who e'er sot at naught the great laws of Ood."
B ring one water, I pray '
I drank nothing else in childhood's day.
How It ran by our door 1
How It leaped on the shore I
Oh I why did I drink from the poisoned bowl
That has wrecked my life and ruined my soul 7
That has laid in the grsve my lovely wife,
And filled my life with bitter strife 7
Leaving me now on the dark brink of despair,
With searoely a hope of forgiveness op there ?
What a wretch have I been I '
None but Ood hnoweth how great Is my sin t
But the bowl I've forsook
Have ye 'mong ye a book t
The book that tells of the "prodigal son V
Ah t the life that tiod gavs me is almost gone)
Tbe shadows are decpning my eyes are dim I
I hava heard yonr prayer and beautiful hymn,
I may be forgiven Ood knows alone I
May I hope aad trust to behold His throne 7
I am going good-bye I
No one loves ms here I hops thai on high.
My poor wife waits fur me
By the great crystal sea
She loved me till death, so true was her heart)
Twill be sweet her to meet, never to part )
My life had been better I'm glad 'tis most e'er,
And soon I will be on the uttermost shore.
Your faces are sad I oh, then, try to save
Boms youth from despair aad a vile drunkard's
THE PHILADELPHIA ELECTION.
But few persona In the rural por
tions of the State are Aware of tlio
gross frauds practiced in Philadelphia
for a number of years past. For tbe
purpose of giving an inside view of
this great and growing evil, we pub
lish the report of a eommiltce of citi
zens who were appointed to look up
the irregularities at the recont elec
tion in that city for Mayor. We hope
all will read - this rcnort. which is
mado by Republicans who fuvor fair
elections. It is not Democratic clap
trap, but tbe truth, told by loyal men :
In the Investigation of tlio frauds
which carried the late election against
the people theoommitteebas conduct
ed its inquiry on threo important
premises, vis : That the Ring would
naturally, so far as possible, repoat
the successful frauds, In kind, of pre
vious year ) that it would ohooae fa
miliar scenes lor lis operations, and
that tho manairement would be en
trusted to veterans.
Tho modes oi proceed u re undor tho
"Ring" bavo been essentially of two
kinds tho accomplishment of fraud
outside the polls and tho vitiating of
rolurna within them. Tbe latter has.
howovor, always boon tho main reli
ance of tho managers, because it was in
the nrst place, eany of consummation.
Under the old constitution it took
place by the direct supervision of the
"Ring" and in the manner disclosed
ty tho events of December ICth at tho
Mayor's Office. The hourly count
facilitated tho schemo to a great ex-
ton t. luko the ilartrauft election as
an example. Upon that occasion tho
most notorious politicians of the party
wore gathered at tho Mayor's Office,
and tbe sbrowdost of their numbor, a
man wbo is directly implicated in tho
last manipulation of rotorns received
tbe division returns as they came from
the telegraph operator below, aver
aged them according to a woll doSnod
scheme, and furnished tbom to the
publio. At the close of that day tho
maiority figured up by the manipula
tors foil short of that upon which tho
"Ring" bad laid its wagers, and tho
- ..1 I l.t !!.? .. .
saiuts uiuar-uunuuu puilLJCIUD during
the suooeoding night reviowod the re
turns of each division, dotorminod tho
necessary vote for each one, and in
structed the officers accordingly, so
that upon tho mooting of tbe lie turn
Judgos tho desired majority was re
turned. J no alteration of that day
and night amounted to moro'than ten
In this caso, of courso, tho manipu
lation did not touch the ballot-boxes
themselves, but oonoernod meroly the
"Ring" judgos in whose hands were
the tally lists, bonce the alteration was
mado with perfect safety. Last Octo
ber tbe samo operation was trono
through witb, not beoause it was nec
essary to tho eloclion of the "Ring"
liukui,, uuv in oruor to return inspiring
majorities and parado an unreal
strength of pearly. And again in D-
uumuer nsimiiar-'gag was attempted,
but abandoned when it was discovered
that no falsifying of the vote in this
city would chango tbe result In the
On tho opening of the late camnaicrn
dating from tho nomination of Sena
tor McClure at Horticultural Hall
the chiofs of the "Ring" woro foitrful
that, undor the now Constitution, they
wotild have to depend for' their ma
jority entirely upon the unanimity
with which tho JJepublieans of l'hila
dolphia confossedlyn Republican city
poiioa inoir -vote lor tho regular
candidates, and it soon became anpar-
cni, irom ins oninusiasm which Kona
tor McCluro's canditlacv awakened.
that this support would bo Insufficient.
The necessity increased with every
hour oi the canvass, but it quickoncd
tbe forlile invention of the marittgort
to an important purpose. Be lore the
second week of the canvass had passed,
tho scheme was porfootcd, tbe details
arranged, and the managors appointed,
uy wnicn tne result oi the election was
made a cortaintv. Tho vote- tor be
polled which tbe assessment indica
ted woold not be more than 05.0(H)
was 8xed at 103.0011. and tho nialoritr
to be oounty at 10.00Q; these being
the exact figures upon which, towards
the close oi the wek, those in posses,
slon oi tho secret laid their wagers,
amounting to thousands of dollars.
Now to the actual working of the
schomo. The committco has partial
or full reports from the twenty-nine
warm pi me city, ana aooul one fourth (
of all the divisions, from which a fair
estimate may be got at of the extent
ana Character ot tbe lraud porpetratcd.
Premising that tho frauds perpetrated
outside the polls wore nrinoinallv eon.
fined to districts densely inhabitod.the
uiswiouuon may do most easily con-
: i i i -, . j . v
oiuotou vj wurus snq (tlvlSIOOB.
' , FIRST WARD,
In this ward, throughout all Its di
visions, thoro appears to bavo boon a
general reign of terror, and moro than
fivo hundred frnudulont votos were
cast,, ibo following samples, ex
tracted from the genoral record, show
uie epirn oi me opposition : . .,
, Firt l'reoinct Polls taken Dosses.
eloriyf early In tbe day; voters knocked
down and driven away from the polls;
viuiuuvju aim iiiumiuuiion uboo ail
ovor 20 fraudulent votes cast,
Sixth Frotincl Window book taken
from the Lhmocralio window-book
man and thrown into tbe street ; tick
Ots taken out of the bands of McClure
votors, and voters kickod into tb
street by a gang of repeaters undor
the lead of . Tho violenoe was so
great that no man ilared show himself
at tbe polls after three o'olock if he
opposed the elootion of Mr. Stoklev.
Polls ontiroly givon ip to and his
repeaters. i . , .
I wclftb Procinot Komoc ratio over
soor assaulted sevoral times during tho
aay, ana notably so durum the even
ing, wbilo counting the ballots ; was
unvon irom the polls by violonre bo
fore the votos were all counted. The
ballot-box taken to tho house of th
man who wbo assaultod the overseer,
whore it was kept all nieht : men com.
penea to vote airainut their will.
.twenty-first rrocinet In this dis
trict Cant. John Vickors, U. S. N., was
uDsoni irom too oily on election day.
Aioxacdor oott was dressed in a suit
of t apt. Vickors' clothes and voted in
bis name. ,
Rome of the most disgraceful scenes
of the day are credited to this ward,
and by repeating, porsonnting, and
fraudulent countlng.the Citizens' ticket
was deprived of at Joast 800 honest
mnjority. . Tho following are specimen
ocond rrccincl The Republican
inspector having some sonse of honor
aooui him, was sent to Wilmington
too nignt betore the elootion, and
appointed inspector in bis place.
The officers of elootion wore not sworn;
oaiiois were not numbered: bntono
list of voters was kept, and a change
of 60 voles from McClure to Stokloy
was maue. uno hundred votes wore
offored to be given to a Democratic
candidate for constable for $100. Re
pealing poruiitted, names and resi
dences Doing lurnished by ; .
Scventeontb Procinot Voters were
knocked down and driven away from
tho polls by policemen. . :
Twonty-fourth Prooinct Voters
knocked down and beaten by police
moo and Puid Fire Department men.
In this ward, through bribery of
election officers, stuffed boxes, and
similar devices, tho ''Ring" mannered
w reduce too majority to but 485 votes,
whereas the actual majority was over
000. Ono division is deserving of
special mention from tho fact that a
Kilice oluccr (in citizen s dress) hold
he window book tho entire day.
' FOURTfl WARD.
The Fourth ward was tho sceno of
a singular underhand bargain to elect
a part of the Cilizons' ticket at tbe ex
ponso of the other part, yet notwith
standing an bonost count would show
noariy tbe usual majority 2,000 for
McCluro. Tbe.followinir indicates the
manner of procedure :
Fourth Precinct Policomon in full
uniform challenging voters. AVhon
remonstrated wilh rcpliod, "Go to
-'and arrested the roan who mado
tbe protOBt. Repoating going on all
day, and one of Iho policemen, who
stood at the window making chal
lenges, was oiccicu assessor.
bixtb l'reoinct 1 oliooinon around
tho polls all day arresting inoffonsive
oitizona and dopriving them of their
Seventh Prooinct MoCluro tickets
taken out of the hands of votors by
policemen, who put Stokley tickots in
lonlb l'roctnot MoClure tickets
taken out of the ballot-box and thrown
upon the floor, and Sloklcy tickets
subsiitutod. Tickots were picked up
and are now in tho possession of the
witness wbo saw it dono.
' Firm ward.
In the Fifth ward there wore many
isolatod coses of outrages, and tbe
woric oi impersonators and repeaters
is clearly to bo traced In almost ovory
division. From the cases already re
ported the oommittee bolieve tho exag
geration of tbo voto to be not less than
five or six hundred. .
' s suTn ward.
In the Sixth ward similar work was
accomplished, tho policemen vouching
for ropentors whonevor challenged and
voting tbomsolves oarly and often.
The fraud in the Count and voto
amounted, according to tho cvidonco
before the committoe, to at least throe
Hundred votes." '
, SEVENTH WARD.
Outrnccs of the very worst charao.
tcr liavo been reported from this ward,
and the whole elootion was a faroe.
Tho judges uniformly accepted votos
of repeoters notwithstanding tho pro
tests of the minority officers, and in no
iustanco did a poliooman arrest illegal
voters wbon called npon. Tho Illegal
cbango of voto In Ibis ward amouutod
to more than 000. The following is
oondensed from an affidavit now in
possession of the com m i ttee, the no rues,
for obvious reasons, being suppresod i
Oil) o Philadelphia, Btatt af Pmnltntitn, sc. ,
Personally appeared before ma this 1Mb iU.
of February, A. D. 1874, the subscriber, who be-
Ing duly sworn deposes and says r My Sims Is
noneTl vnau J 1 reside DO. D20 BjoUUI Kleventb
street I was at the elretlea polls of ths Second
division, Seventh ward, February IT kept tbe
window-hook from the time the polls opened un
til I e'eloek hi the morning, when I was relieved
by William Lewis) at that time I was asksd by
and to go up stairs went up with them I
te the second-story room of the house where the
election was held I was then asked what I was
doing with them tickets meaning the Cltlsens'
tickets wilh the name of Nathan Snaring pasted
therms ever toe name er William Jlouaerj Ire-
plied I did net knew anything aboat them, and
eould not slop anybody who wished to veto lor
Mr. Sparing: I was then called a liar) aftewarda
I was asked to take a drink from a bottle pro
duced, but I refused j the bottle was then forci
bly placed to my nostrils, I inhaling the fumes,
but aot drinking any of ths contents to the best
of my knowledge and belief 1 I instantly became
onoonaoions and only became sonslble when en
my way to the Pennsylvania Hospital, being tak
en there by Dr. Harris, residing on Lombard
street above Tenth I was then suffering intense
ly from woands reoelvcd subsequently to the time
i ueoauio unoonsoious. Afterwards 1 ascertained
from Mrs. Elisabeth Robinson, with whom
I boarded, that I had been brought to my house
In sn insensible condition, and while lying there
oa the lounge, before being taken to the hospi
tal, came to the bouse and asked Mrs.
Robinson for the Cltlsens' tiokets which were in
my possession the tickets were handed over to
tbe .aid by Mrs. Robinson. ' I am now
under treatment at the Pennsylvania Hospital,
being attended by Dr. Charles T. Hunter, aad
my wounds cause me groat suffering. I am a
tinsmith by trade, bat am unable to pursue my
occupation em a law-abiding eitlsen, aad was
peaceable at the polls when assaulted.
Sworn and subscribed to, before me, this 17th
day of February, 1874. Jab. McGoloab.
I IIUIITH WARD. '
In a single division of tho Eighth
wnrd thirty known illugal, votes wore
polled by colored men. In tho Eighth
division it is testified thattwonty Mc
Clure votos were counted for Stokley.
Tk. :., I l i r
a u. vuiiiiiiilluu nas uviuuuco irom eve
ry division of tho Intorforonco of po
licemen , with the lawful voters.
From the testimony already taken
before the committee, it is believed
that aboat 401) fraudulont votos were
polled and counted.
NINTH WARD. ' '
In one divison of this ward forty
ropentors are known to bavo voted.
and in another the Citizons' ticket
was deliberately taken away from a
voter and a Republican ticket placed
in the box instead. In many cases
the policemen bodily electioneered nt
the polls, and where they wore nnable
to secure votes for Stoklov. they sue-
oeoded in Intimidating tho opposition.
inineoieven divisions of tho ward
the record shows ovidonce of illegal
voting and surreptitious counting to
the extent of over 800 votes.
Tho record of the Tenth ward ex-
cols all others in the audacious char
acter of tho outrages which were com
mitted, and tlio vitiation of tho inside
count. The total exaggeration of the
return in favor of Stokley was at leant
500, and probably much larger. In
several divisions, wbore the minority
Overseers were not bought, majorities
were givon against the Republican
candidate a thing which has not bop
poned for years. Tho following, are
but a few out of an immense number
of cases now In the bunds of tho com.
mittoe and in procoss of utilization :
Socond Precinct Two professional
vouchers at the polls all day, who
vouobod for the repeaters as they came
up to voto.
Fifth Precinct Tho "list of voters"
kept by the Republican clerk, not
soalcd up in tbe envelope providod
for tbe purpose, was retained by the
said clerk, who is named liussoll. The
list of voters ' kept by tbe Domo-
oralio clerk was taken from him and
sealed up in the box containing tbo
ballots. The names of thirty citizens
of Ibis precinct were personated by
professional repeaters from Baltimore.
The names and residences of those
cilizons voted by repeaters are 'in the
bands of the com in : tee. Sixty-two
illegal votes were cast by repeaters
In this prooinct.
fiixth Procinot About fifty -six
votes woro cast by "professional
votors" in this precinct, the names
and residences of those illegally voted
upon being in the hands of tho com
mittee. I heso "professional electors
voted against tbo protest of tho Demo
cratic inspector and overseer.
jh any respectable cilizons through
fear absented themselves from tho
polls. Repeaters were pormitted to
voto, despite tho protests of tbe over
seer, the following namos were
among thoe porbonntcd ; '
Edward Joy, 80 perry street,
Edwanl Mathier, 3tl Juaiper street. .
Edward llutter, SiS North Thirteenth street,
James Palsell, 85S Juniper street.
Milton Hilamitser, 200 Lyhraad street.
Alfred Csrston, I.10A Vine street.
Daniel Koran, 871 Perry street.
Charles Dougherty, 1308 Vino street. '
John Berth, 1303 Vine street.
John Martins, 16S Juniper street.
Henry Mudgo, 18S Junipo'r street.
O. W. Mikhell, ISIS Vine street.
Edward McCuen, 1.101 Wlnslow street
Samnel Morris, 230 Juniper street.
L. Pfafl, 1308 Vine strsot
Win. Rinehcart. 222 Perry street.
i Henry Van Aken, 1111 Race street ' '
James Ctislkley, 284 Perry street
Charles J. Gardiner, 2H) Juniper etroet
Henry lluger, 2A8 Perry street,
Geo. Lair, 1.117 Winslow St., and several others.
'James Devon" was challenged on
non-payment of taxes, and while on
his way homo for tax rcooipt be was
porsonaled by a repeater. '
Sovcnlh Precinct A numbor of
Impersonations in tbis precinct. The
names of those voted upon were un
able to get thoro to get thoir votes in.
Fifteenth Precinct A large number
of personations in this district, one re
peater vouching for another, and all
takon dopite the protests of respects
bio citizens. ' Pctor Pagan, an Indus
trious mochnnio who fens resided in
the precinct twenty-two years, noticed
a gang of repeaters attempting to voto,
and requested the Cititons' window,
book man to challenge them, which
he did. The rcpofttors being unable
at that moment to give vouohers for
their rosidonco, left the polls without
voting. Some tirnw theronflor they
returned, and tho largest of tbem, a
very powerful man, went stealthily up
to Mr. Fagan and dealt him such a
Jiowsrful blow In the right eye as to
orovcf detroy tho use of it. It bas
since boon entirely removed In order
to savo the sight or the remaining eye.
Pagan is an awning makor, has been
without work all winter, and at tho
time of the occurrence had lust receiv
ed quite largo number ot orders for
awnings. ' Aflor the repeater struck
ragan' tbe crowd around ' tho polls
made an attempt to arrest him. He
was, bowevor, protected by tho police,
taken to tho eiatlon-houso for protec
tion ahd allowed to escape through
the book entrance, while the citizen
Daniel Cooghfn, who ran after the re
peator to arrest him, was himself ar
rested by Polioe Officer "Mayflowers,
th urn nod around In a rough manner
and kept in durance until after the
polls had closed, after which he was
released on payment of five dollars.
t .V . J
, SixteoDlh Procinot A Inrge num
ber of personations in tbis district,and
in the Sevontoentb also. :
ELEVENTH WARD. ' "
' This ward wos carried for MoClure
by 831 majority, but tho committoe
baa evidenco that by tho purchase of
inside officors in certain divisions about
200 fraudulent votes were counted,
and that McCluro's real mnjority in
this ward was not loss than 500.
" TWELFTH WARD '
This ward suffered in common with
the rest from an influx of rounders,
but tho main work was accomplished
by tho .purchase of votos by a Repub
lican oandiditlio, wbo was dotocted in
tbe aot and will claim tbe attentioa of
tho committee at tbe proper moment.
Money freely distributed among tbo
insido officers accomplished a great
deal in affording opportunities of mis
counting and substitution of ballots.
It is boliaved that in this way alone
500 illegal votos werereportod...
; THIRTEENTH WARD. . : r
Irf this ward Stokloy's majority was
2!3, but tbo evidonce before the com
mittee indicatoa that Mr. flu re really
carried it by a small majority. - In the
five succeeding wards, all of which
wore operated in successfully by the
Ring's hired voters, the fraud amount
ed to more than 1,700.
- NINETEENTH WARD.
' The Nincteelh ward, like the Tenth,
was a conspicuous soene of fraud.
The examination of the divisions in
dicates that by means of a fraudulent
jegistry, debauchery of officers aDd
clerks, and extensive impersonations
and repeating, the Ring succeeded in
swelling the majority for Stokley to
more than 800 above the actual voto,
or an average of 22 fraudulont votos
to eaoh division. Tbe following ex
tracts from tbe committee's record
specify tho exact manner of procedure:
Socond Precinet Polioe officer No.
G86 refused to arrest repeaters. Fred
erick Swart was personated by a re
Fourib Precinct A polloeman in
citizcq's dress voted seven limes on
tbe names of cilizens wbo were afraid
to come to the poll.
Fifth Precinct Ropoaters were dis
covered and their arrest called fur by
the election officors, but polioomen re
fused to comply.
Sixth Precinct Alexandor Mitchell,
an intolligont man and an earnest
worker, upon a trivial plon, was drng
gud to the station-house early in tbe
morning, and kept there, although
bail was several times offored, until 8
o'clock P. M. Upon bis discbarge ho
was treated with most abusive lan
guage by the sorgcant and policemen
in the building, and upon bis exit into
the streot he was followed and beaton
fearfully by the Borgoant and six po
licemen. He haa sevon witnosses to
the assault, who are willing to testify.
About 5 P. M. there was a rush of
rcpcalors to tho poll, whose votes of
personation were received in dofianco
of tbeprotostofjtbo minority inspector.
Sovonlh Precinct Policeman No.
interlorod nod quarrelled wilh
volera during tho day. lie called
through tbo window-hole, asking ono
oi tlio inspoctors, "What in the h I
businoess have yon there ;"fcalso, if ho
camo out, or it they, would lot him
come in, he would "smash bis d d
boad." .... .
Fifteenth . Preoinct John Lontc,
Kan itoaino street, and Henry (jer
litz, 1744 K morica street, electioneers,
wore arrested for challenging repeat
ers, and were locked up in tbeslation
houso all day, bnil being refused.
I bey wore discharged at eight o clock
for want of chargos. .
Eighteenth Precinct Repeaters
were detected personating joU-rs, and
allowed to voto dospilo tho ptolost of
tho inspootor. Jno. Uagorty, No. 10115
East i ork streot, a resident for eigh
teen years of tbe ward and division,
was chullongod and arrostod by a po
lice officer, taken to Ibo station-house,
and locked up unlil eight o'clock. Ho
reports that the station-house was
filled with Mc CI tire voters, who bad
been arrested so that they could not
have au opportunity to poll thoir
Nineteenth Precinct Jos. Clothier,
2108 Memphis streot, was assaulted
wbilo attoiupling to doposit bis voto,
by a Gas Dopartmont clerk, Tho ag
gressor was not arrested, but in his
pi sco Clolhior was taken to tho station-bouse
and shamefully abusod.--.
Non-rosidonts wore allowed to deposit
Twentiolh Precinct Poll opened at
7i o'clock. Tho ballot-box was de
tained by tho judgo'nll night; bo also
appointed an overseer in place of the
one appointed by tho court.
Twenty-first Procinct-At least forty
votes were polled by non-residents (em
ployes of the Second and Third Streot
Passenger Railway Company), who
were brought to the poll during ths
day. . ,, : -... i . . . . -
Twenty-socond Procinot Repeat,
ing was so strong that the liopublican
judge told tho repeaters to keep away,
Tho judge distributed bogus tax re
ceipts, and appointed an otersoor in
place of the person designated by the
Twonly-foiirlb Precinct Non-rosidonts
were allowed to vote, and a po
liceman assaulted cilizons during the
Twenty-fifth Precinct Repeators
were allowed to personate and non
rosidonts deposited thoir voles. . The
minority Inspector had bis book takon
from him, and It was destroyed.
Thirty-fourth Precinct The win-Jow-book
was stolen about 6 o'clock,
and the man ussaultod in the presence
or throe policemen, who wore standing
at tho poll.
Thirty-fllth Precinct Fraudulont
votos wcr polled under protest
Wilners P. Loan, No. 2348 Masohor
street; a man named Stein repealed
three seporalo times at this divison.
Bixloonth Precinct Patrick (Jooko,
No. 2210 N. Fourth street, stales that
a spurious list book was returned to
the conn. Tbe assossor will be quali
fied lo tho facts. . . ?
Even this ward was Invaded by re
peaters, and the fierce fight on the
Council' ticket served it) cover many"
palpable frauds, which, bowevor, did!
not diffor in kind from .those already
mentioned, in tho six succeeding
wards moro than 1,300 fraadulont
votes wero recordod, tho major port
oi the manipulation having been ao
ooinplished insido the polls. . .: 'r
; TWINTY-HIXTn WARD. ' ?
The Twenty-sixtb ward, from its'
location, afforded a fine fiold for Rina
oporation, and it was utilized in. tbo
most extensive mannor. .The police
men voted freoly dosplto chullonges
from honest inspectors, and intimi
dated votors gonorally. i In tho Elev
enth .division tho minority inspector
was assaulted, and an attempt mado
to drag bim from tho room. Tbe fol
lowing case is important solely from
tho fact that it indicates wilb accuracy
the part played by tbe police force at
the polls, as vouohers, repeaters, Ac:
Eleventh Precinct A lieutenant of
police came to vote and was oballenged
on residonce. lie tesiiflod that ha
had resided for twaweoksatNo. 19 J 8
Fitzwator streot. He afterwards said
that tho station house was bis local
residence. Tbo judge, without any
further investigation, deposited tbe
ballot in the box against the protest
of tbe minority inspector, who was
assaulted, and defied by tbe lieutenant
to oome outside ot the bouse. Subse
quently a parly who had vouched tot
ibo lieutenant was called in to sign an
affidavit, but refused to do so. Tbe
lieutenant loitered around the poll all
day, continually thrusting bis bead in
tbe window-bolo and blaspheming the
TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD". ' ;
In this ward the evidence in tho
hands of the committco indicates a
state of things exactly similar to that
described above. .Bogus tox-receints
were placed under tbe doors of tbe
oolorcd people during tbe night pro
ceding the election. Ono hundred
and sixty paupers from tbe Almshouse
were voted in this ward, tho evidonco
being entirely irrefutable. Not less
than 400 fraudulent voters were count,
od in tbia ward. Tho Twenty-eighth
and Twenty-ninth wards complete the
record, in these two wards alone about
400 unlawful votes having boon re.
IRBlbl THE POLLS. ,
Inside the polls tbe larger frauds
were consummated (l i by substitution
of tickets, (2) stuffing of ballot-boxes,
and (4) fraudulent oount at the closo
of the day. Tbe committee find that
a great numbor of divisions were un
der tbo complete control of tbe Ring,
and in these alone it was possible to
oount a majority for Stokloy almost
as largo as that which he Is reported
to novo received, ror the present
thesoedisooveries must be withheld
from the public, but they will be re.
vcaied in the courso or lbs invesliga.
In conclusion, tbo committee would
assure the people of Philadelphia that
tncy nave only to enter into a contest
to secure the rights of wbicb tbev have
boon dofraudod. Success is cerlain if
the public rofuso'to nccpt the figures of
the Ring snd eontesnt in the courts
the falso verdict of the polls. i
n M. B. IIazklton. -.
Chairman Investigating Committoe.
Church Enterprise. After tho
failure of the Christian advertising
dodgo in tho case of the Northern
Pacific Railroad, it was supposed that
people would .prefer to eomo back to
the old-fashioned worldly plan of plain
business cards and nolioes, and to
steer clear of ministerial endorsements.
But no. Read this from a Western
New York paper :
TO WHOM IT MAT CONCERN.
Mr. S. S. Lindsley,Vho baa rocontly
established a retail grocery and eating
saloon at Livonia Station, has been
personally known to me for morotban
three years past, and I choerfully re
commend him as eminently worthy of
publio confidence and patronage. lie
is upright and courteous In all his
business relations, and always sustains
the character of the true Christian
gentleman. .. , t . .... ,;
L. D. Chase, Paslor M. E. Church.
Livonia Station, Oct. 23, 1S73.
HAprr PniLADKLrnrA. William Tt.
Ilazelton, Esq., the Chairman of the
Citizons' Committee of Investigation,
writes a communication to the i.nwn.
papers of Philadelphia, in which be
details some of the numerous instance
of groat and gross frauds wbleh were
perpetrated at tbe recent election.
Ropoaters boldly and , openly plied
iiieir iroue in uie presence ot alokley 8
police, absent citizens were person
ated, bogus tax receipts were rrnlv
distributod, election ufficrs were bribed
to make lalso returns, those wbo bold
McCluro tickets wore beaten nnH ririu.
on from the nnlU and iI.a mill of l.n
people was defeated by fraud, bribery
and rnfilaniam. " ' , -
Poor EVANS. An oxelianirn ssvs
"Tho condition of tho health of tieo.
O. Evans, now in prison In Harris
burg, is the subject of much comment,
and his sympathisers are many, and
by many it is thought, if not soon re.
leased on bail or removed in mora
comfortable quarters, he will die in
prison. Ono of his daughters is in
constant attendance npon him and
docs everything to make bia inoaroor.
ation seem light." Well, why doos
no noi can upon "Audition, Division
and Silence" ivemble, to help him
nntftf tliA sersna h avs l,tm i. If
the requisites Indicated wore potent
.... . -. i - tw. . 1 11 .V. j L
once, wny not bring tuom into roqui
A Jore Somewhere. Somo genius
in tho South wrote to Gen. Spinner
enolosing a twenty dollar Confederate
bill, and enquired wbore it could be
rodoomod. Gen. Spinner respondod
that the only place bo know of was
the lowor regions. A socond lotior
announced that the bill-holder hod
presented tho nolo ttt the counter of
Satan 4 Co., but as all tho mombcrt
of tho firm woro Parlnnra nf fine
Fpinner, they refused him any ocoobs-
nitHinuon. tien. rpinnor la not suro
which baa tbe best of the joko.
ROW. W'livln fJ J I 11. '
j ""i emu, Having
boon elected TTniln,! Rii. c .
sent a communication to the presiding
officers of ths Maryland Legislature
resigning tbo oftloo of GOvornor. Ilia
resignation will ?., . v. - ...
Q: , """" vmvu vii siiw ttll
of March noxt. The Domocralio
momnors oi tho legislature met In
caucus, and olected tho Hon. James
u. uruome, oi L-ecil county.' . ,
TIlO t'ticn HsrnU nave imn l.
-- - u uiu in
dies troubled A cnndiinior en il,. n
tral road, one protesting that . she'
n....ulu , u.u ii me winuow were open,
and lbs other protesting against shut
ting it, when an sxperienoed travollor
advised tho oonductor to settle the
mattor In this way: "Open tho win-'
dow and kill one, thsit close it and kill
the othor, and we shall have dosoo.'' '