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11 WL V.
GEORGE B. GOODLANDER,
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' CLBAHF1KLD, Pa.
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DEMOCRATIC STATS CONVEN
TIOS. The Pittsburgh Post says! We have
boon requested to state that Delegates
and other deairing to puivliaije ex
cunion tickets over the Pennsylvania
Railroad to attend the Democratic
Btnte Convention in this city on the
26th., can procure orders for the pur
chaaeof the aame by addressing Wm. P.
Furoy, Secretary Democratic State
Committee, 717 Sanson) street, or Jno.
C.Barr, Merchant Hotel, Philadelphia,
free of charge.
' No excursion ticket can be obtained
without an order which must be pre
sented to the agent at the station where
tho party propones to get aboard the
train, and no order for an excursion
tickot will be rccogtiiaed by conductors
of trains, but full fare will be demanded.
WE RISE TO EXPLAIN.
Most of our readers no doubt noticed
our article last week entitled "party
etiquette." . Some,' at least, road it, as
we infer from tho fact that several
gentlemen have interrogated ns in this
way: "Did you mean meT says one
while another remarked ; "did yos in
tend to hit me in your etiquette article
. last week r We replied "no sir," to
11 inquirers.- To put ourself right we
will state that that article was written
last February, and mislaid until about
two weeks ago, when wo found it
among some papers, and came to the
conclusion that it publication would
This explanation should satisfy tho
most verdant that we had no one "in
our eye" when we penned it, as politics
and politicians are usually protty dead
about that season of tho year. The
article in question is general in its ap
plication, and we doubt if the princi
ples embraced in it can be successfully
controverted. More, when we wish
to assail any one personally we are not
in the habit of doing it by inuendo or
in parables, but in such a way as not
to be misunderstood, llowover, if in
onr innocent way we sometimes make
a shoe that pinches some of our read
ers, let them keep quiet, and then no
body will 6nd out that it hurts them.
Am Addriss. We call the attention
of our readers to the address of Wm.
M. H'Cullongh, Esq., Chairman of the
Democratic County Committco, found
in this issue. The document should
be read by all and the facts therein re
lated properly considered.
A Littlx ItouuH. It is said that
Mr. Beechor, who is now daily accused
and upbraided by the members of his
congregation for scandal he has brought
on thorn, turns upon his accusers when
they get through and impales them by
saying) "Ton that are without the
same sin, cast the first stone," and they
all walk away. A pretty congrega
NoTicg- Rev. Joseph T. Inman, sta
tion D. Bible House, New York. We
have your card before us, with a re
quest to publish it This we cannot
do, but we will assist in sending you to
the Penitentiary where you belong.
And the publishers of newspapers who
insert your card for nothing and help
yon to rob their neighbors, should be
sent West to conquer the Indians.
Those are our terms.
Dud Scddinlt. Georgo Bergner.
Esq., editor of tho Harrisburg Tit
graph and Postmaster of that city, died
on last Wednesday evening, in tho 17th
year of hia age. Mr. Bergner was a
practical printer in his early days, and
was well known throughout the State
as an active and influential member of
the Itepublican party. His specialty
as an editor, however, was bis blind de
votion to the political fortunes of Simon
District Conventions. Our coun
ty having boon assigned to new dis
tricts Congressional and Senatorial
it behooves our party friends to fix at
an early day the time and place
for holding the respective conferences.
We will therefore suggest that the
Congressional conference meet at Lock
Haven, and the Judicial and Senatorial
at BeUefonte. Any time betveon the
16th and 25th of September will suit
Clearfield. W hat say you, Democratic
cotumporarics, In the district Indicated.
Boous Philanthropy. How soon
"chickens come home to roost" A
few yearn ago Mrs. Harriet Beechor
Stow went into tbe grave of Lord
Byron to find a subject for a social
scandal, and now she has one nearer
home in tbe person of a live brother.
The towering reputations of this "mor
al" brother and sister is about as deep in
the mud just now as It is possible to tot
This pair of moral jackalls grow fat by
exposing the sins of their neighbors,
and now turn out to be tb wickedest
of the race.
A Great Viotort The election at
Vicksburg, Miss., on the 4th, resulted
In an avorage majority of 360 for the
taxpayers and white man's ticket
Hnge efforts were made by the scalla
wags and negroes to have the city
overrun by United States soldiers for
a week previous to tho election. Thi
Is the first square fight at the polls be
tween the whites and tbe negroes In
the South bat tt will not be the last
Give the Africaa full charge of the
bvainesa and politics of the Bouthern
asetloB of the Union for twenty yean,
and it will be as uninhabitable as Af
noa Itaeic , And by throwing In a lot
or sGsdtawafraand New England cuu-pet-
years wtU Usuffioentto
(nasi tat country,
THE SENATOR QUESTION.
The time is approaching when the
Democrats of this district will be called
upon to select a standard bearer in the
XXXIV District, composed of Clear
field, Centre and Clinton. As noticed
last week, tho latter county has al
ready unanimously instructed for lion.
Wm. A. Wallace, and the Democrats
of Clinton ask the Democrats of Clear
field county to second the motion.
"You bet" they will.
To show that a seemingly united
effort is made throughout the State to
have Mr; Wallace returned, we make
some extracts from Democratic news
papers. Tho Cliuton Democrat, in al
luding to this question, says :"
"Ualm la advance of the day when the
Dsesocreej of tali dlelrlet Beau their eandllata
far Senator, Has. W.A. W.lleee aball daollaa a
oeadidaey, we ara la favor of Bla aoailaaUoa.
The euual of ClaarSald eoanty la aa good ai thai
of Bay other aoanlj la Iba diatriot to tha Boatnee,
oa tha absurd ground sully ergod for tba dia
tribatloa af etaeee. Bat tha reeeoBe for tha eelee
tloa of Saaalar Wallaea ara ballar groaadad. lla
la a triad aad Inia beta oe rat, a faithful aad Bl
atant repreaenlattre, aad ft traiaad aad praellead
Wa do aot Ihiok wa aavo aa? athar Demoeral
la tba district, ba kla abililiaa what Iba; may,
who aaa lake Mr. Wallaaa'i plaoa la lha Baal
Legislature. At lha laat aeeilnB It aoald aot bat
ba perealved kla u Iba eheplag Hlad that gave
fore, to tha aoat important lagialalioo required
bj tba Baa CoDatitatloB. With a hotllla Majority
lo aaatead agaloat, tha work waa bat half Bniaheil.
It la to ba kneed la tba Legislature la ba aiaalad
tbia wlBltr mob snay ba ohoaaa who will aid la
tba talk of ambodtiag tha Conititatioa 1b propor
lawa aad aaforaing It agalnea. tba Rapublieao
6 lata aatharitlai, who oiiealy diaragard It or
evade lla requiremeete bj default or iudtreetloa.
Look aervioe, aatoaiiva eeuuaiBleaee. iBtlmata
knowledge af lha legialatloa aad tha reaoaroaa of
tha Slate, aaa tba Moat aaremiutng attention to
bla pablia dallee, kara Biada Senator Wallaea ona
af tba few aiaa whoaa withdrawal front tba pablia
aervlea la apubtta .nlafnrtna. wr. - -H.peper
entitled la apeak far bin will aeeood
oar aiotioB by authoritatively anaoaBaiag bit
aama for a poailloB whioh ha haa oTar and over
agaia earned by hia lata aad earl labor! la be
half of the Donoeralle party.
The York Democratic Prist copies
tho foregoing and remarks :
The above la a jail tribate to Beneler Wallaoa'a
aajlaaBt abililiaa aad tavalaable experienoe Ib
pablia affaire, fijr hia iadafatigabla induatry,uo
aoBprotnlsing Deexoereey, and praelioal iatea
saanenip, ba haa honored the party of the entire
State, aad tha bigbeet Intereat of oar people aad
orgaataatioa demand bla return to tha Henate.
Although hia eonatiloenta have done tbemMlvee
great honor in the peat, by frequently re-noMinat-tng,
aad re-elcetiag faint to las Donate, It lerma
to aa, (aad wa aseea ao diaparagemeat to eay as-
fiirant for lha office in hlodlitriol), their omission
o do ao now would ba "worn tbaa a blander."
Wltboat auamlng to dtetata, by all ateaaa let aa
bava Seneter Wallaoa la tbe Banala Beat wiBler.
Aa there will be 18 aew Senator! elected next
November, thoee of Iba elevoo retiring onea wbo
have aot bees found waating, ahould be returned
to Insure, tba axperimeat of ioereeeed representa
tioa at lata eritieal time a auoeoaa. Above all,
fallow Demoorate of tho 4th geaetorlal district,
give aa, aa ear aide of tha Sonata ehauaber, yoar
aad ear diitiaguleed fallow aitiaeu, tbe tried, fear
leaa aad faltbrul ehampioB af tha people, and tba
Demoeraey.lbe Boa. William A. Wallaoa."
The editor of tho Lcwistown Demo
crat puts it in this way:
"Aa a soneral rulo wa ara arotatiooitLIn reapeet
ta the publia oAoee in the gi A of Ibe people ; but
there ara eieoptiona lo all ratal, and we are free
to aay, taat tba retirement of anon a man aa Mr.
Weliaeo from the Senate weuld Involve not only
a loaa to lha ioteraata of tbe State, and bia imme
diate eonatitueoey, bat, (being an aeoepted cham
pion aad leader,) alee a eeriouo loaa ta Iba Dame
The Erie Observer, away out on tho
"It haa not been authoritatively anaouneed yet
whether Moa. W. A. Wallaea, of tba Clearoeld
diatrict, will agaia ooaient to eooept a re-election lo
tbe Seuata or not. Tha Cllatan ifcaioeral, which
la now In Mr. Walleeo'o diatriot einreeeee the bote
that be will eoBaent to aoeept the nomination of
too party, in taia aopa we Join. 1 be Bute oen
IU afford la dirpenaa with hia aerviaca at tbia lima.
In addltioa lo hia great ability ha la one of tbe
moat ladaitrioaa maa in tba State. Aiweye at
hia poet ia Ibe committee room ready to debate
eoorteooo to all, and flrmly pledged lo reform
tba Bbuoe ol tbe goverumoal at llarriiaurg, sena
tor Wallaoa U luat tha maa ta take the lead in
the Iret legiiletBre elaetcd audar our saw CobiII
We might fill half s page of tho lis
publican with similar extracts, but
deem it entirely sufficient to show that
it is no particular section, but the
Democrats in the eastern middle and
western portion of tho State, that ask
his return to tbe Senate.
The Democrats of our county should
be proud that a neighbor and resident
citiien commands such visible reapoct
abroad, and it therefore becomes almost
a duty for the Democracy of Clearfield
to give their delegates at the approach
ing primary election unanimous instruc
tions for Mr. Wallace, and send him
back to Harrisburg to fill out the half
term assigned to our District
A Good Resolve. The Democrats
of Clinton county last week adopted
the resolution found below.
Rtlmd, That It la tka evaee af tola eoaveatloB
tkat OoBareea ahould ao amaad tba nreeent Na
tional banking eyatem aa to require tha benke
onaaiaed BBdar Ibe tame lo aubitltute green
back! la place nf tha national bank enrrenoy now
leaned by them and thereby vara tbe people tbe
payment of about tl4,0M,MI0 of gold InKreil
To our mind it is nothing more nor
less than public robbery to compel the
people of this county annually to pay
over ttoatty million of dollart for tho
purpose of making the National Rank
notes good. Why not burn them up,
cancel the Bonds and issuo "greenbacks"
in their stead, and in that way gut rid
of these millions of tribute wo pay
now. More, the people havo already
paid over firo hvrulrrt ami forty million
of dollart for tho safety of this cu rrency
and yet it is no safer to-duy than it
was ten years ago.
If we are to have nothing but
paper money, wo say, cancel tho "Na
tional" stuff, deliver up the bonds, and
issuegreenbaoks. For"God' saku"stop
tbe interest That's what keeps us so
poor and drives bunions men into bank
ruptcy. Let us bank upon gold and
silver and strict integrity, and break
up those panics, and "corners," and
rings, and then prosperity will greet
us all around.
Why not "Send him Up"? Our
readers no doubt remember that Col.
John H. Stewart, Tost Master at Pitts
burgh, about a year ago was discovered
to be a defaulter to the tune of 136,
000, for which ho was arrested anil
hold to bail for his appcaranco at the
next term of the United States Cnrt.
He was also indicted for perjury, for
having kept the names of a number of
persons on the pay roll as clerks, and
swearing to tbe accounts, although no
such porsons wore evor employed, and
of course pocketed tho monoy himself.
Three terms of court have passed and
this loyal robber has not been called
yot Who holds tho hush money ?
Has the Government Treasury been
made whole? These are questions
which should agitate reformers, of
whom there appears to be many, yet
these big casos seem to bo overlooked.
The Clinton Conkeres. Wo no-
tics by the proceedings of the Clinton
county Democratic Convention that
the following named gontlomen were
selected aa conferees to the several
Dibtrict conventions, via., Congressional
A. C. Noyes and W. H. Brown. Jo
dietary, C. 8. MeCormick and William
Parsons, Jr. Senatorial, S. R. Peale
and Cllne Quigley. Delegate to State
Convention, W, W. Rankin. It will
be noticed that but two persons have
been selected for each conference.
Tha universal practice In this oounty
and north and west ha been to select
three delegates or oonferees a! ways
three. Let there be no misunderstand
ing on this point Which shall it be,
NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION.
An election for Congressmen, Gov
ernor und other Stuto officers was held
in this Stale on the Oth, which resulted
in a glorious Democratic victory. The
Democrats have swopt tho State by
over 10,000 majority, clocking gcivs out
of the eight Congressmen, and tickling
about twenty -flvo moro majority to
their already lurgo Majority in the
Legislature. Two years ago the Radi
cals elected their Governor by 2,000
majority and elected three of the eight
Congressmen. The State was never
so Democratic before, (irnntism is
doing effeutunl work ior tho Democrats
throughout tho South.
While North Carolina has not boon
as bntlly misruled as some of tho other
cui-jR'l-l'iig States, yet her people long
ago becamo tired of their Rutliciil op
pressors, whom they were anxious to
cast off. Rut until tho present year
it seems that they havo not bad the
power to free themselves from their
oppressors. But to all appearances
tho work bus Iwen fully accomplished
this year, anil henceforth the Old North
Ktutu will bo liiund journeying along
the road to prosperity. While It is
true that the Radical King has stolen
a largo sum of money from the tax
payers, the amount is far loss than in
some of the other States which havo
boon plundered by a similar gang.
Tho people fully exjieet to be able, in
a Very few years to annihilate nil
traces of Riulicjil aimliatinn ir tu.
other Southern States desire to prosper
they will have to rouse themselves and
throw oft" their carpet-bag and sculla-
wag rulers. Prosperity cannot come
as long as they remain in power. In
Tennossee, also, tho election was a very
decided Democratic and Conservative
THE STA TE FUNDS.
An act tvus passed hist winter re
quiring the Stuto Trcustirur to publish
monthly statements of the amount ol
money in the Stuto Treasti ry, and w boiv
deposited. Tho July stutement shows
that there was 1453,000 in the State
purse on tho 1st of August, 15,0110 of1
which was on deposit in tho First Na
tional Bunk of Clearfield. Of the safe
ty of this amount there can bo no
question, and tho State Treasurer is
entitled to great credit if his deposi
tories of the State cash are as safe as
the deposit indicated. But what shall
wo say of tho 150,000 deposited with
that notorious legislative "rooster" and
corruptionist, Jacob E. Itidgway, of
Philadelphia? Besides, Itidgway 's
note for $100,000 has been lying in u
pigeon hole in the Treasury Depart
ment for over seven yours. Who cribs
tho interest 46,000 aunuully ?
Public opinion should compel the
State Treasurer to abandon all such
commercial buzzards as Ridgway. He
susluins the same relations to tho laws
of trade and commerce that Beorher
does to virtue and morality.
Alaiihkd. The editor of tho Wil
liamsport liulliHn, w hoever he may be,
is ovidently alarmed about tho fate ol
the new Socretury of tho Treasury,
and gives the alarm in this way:
"Somebody la already etideavorlna lo roia Sec
retary itriatow by alerting bim along for tba Preal
dency. There ara ao many foola In Ihia world
that a public man doa't have much obanoo lo be
Well we hoc Brislow is an improve
ment on his predecessor. If Richard
son was not a fool, he was mighty near
being a knave, although he is a Judge
now. Jayne, Sanborn k Co. could tell
the people something, but it might in
juro "tho government"
CoNrEREEs.-Juliu Jones,0. B. G rant
and G. C. Brandon, are the Elk county
Congressional Conferees, with instruc
tions to vote for L. A. Mackoy fiir
Congress. It looks now as though
Mr. Mackey would have but little or
no opposition iu securing the nomina
tion. THE CONGRESSIONAL LOBBY.
This corrtuition ring is as wide
spread as tho Union, and annually,
through the connivance of memlwrs of
Congress, robs tho United Mates 1 rcas
ury of millions of dollars, and in many
Instances nominates ana acieais mem
bers, just as the ring thinks it may, or
mav not, need them.
It is generally supposed that our
Stato t apitol is Inlcstcrt Willi enough
of this political vermin. But there is
not one "rooster" in the Harrisburg
"lobby" for fifty there are at Vt ashing-
ton. It is no wonder so many of our
Congressmen fall irom grace, anil so it
will be while the people continiio to
elect suchiwMH, mercenary men as nave
filled tho Hall of Congress for tho past
Congressman William Lawrence of
Ohio, I hatrman ol the Uommitieo on
War Claims, has written a letter to
the Cincinnati Commercial, in which ho
Sivcs somo Interesting facts. Ho says
io claims now pending heforo Con
gress reach nliout 120,000.000, many of
which arc tost claims, which, if success
ful, will be followed by very many
millions more. The judgments of the
Court of Cluims for tho year 1H73
amounted to $489,034. Tho claims
paid under relief acts by Congress for
the same year were $!I79,7 18. 1 lo could
not state the amount paid on allowance
of the departments, but it was im
mense, and included $1,0('.0,70 for
claims tor raptured and abandoned
froporty. In concluding his letter M r.
.awrenco says: "On political ques
tions the people and tho iiress are vigi
lant But they should lie more vigi
lant In watching the non-political votes
of members oftiongross, or their failure
to vote, than they are. If they were
so, tho "lobby" would bo deprived ol
much of its power. I venture to say
that the House Committee on War
Claims st the lust session of Congress
did more work than tho whole Supremo
Court or somo ot onr Suites tn a whole
yenr, and yet, as their work was not
necessarily political, tho people knew
but little of it. One of the first i lnlms
reported against asked for nearly a
minion, moors inn nine icsn met tne
samo Into. Not one man in a thousand
is aware of tho fact that claims most
fraudulent In character sml amount
have boon urged with Immense power
and influence. One mouther ol the
lobby declared his purpose to cXpei
$3,000 to defeat the nomination of a
certain member of Congress who was
regarded as an olistnelc in the way of
some large claims. . 1
A Back Down. Republicans all
over the eountrv wrote to Washington
to prevent the Urand Jury of the
district from bringing In a bill of in
dictment against Dana of tho New
York Hun, for lihet against Boss Shep
herd, under the late act ot tJonirross,
called the "Poland law." Thoy fear
the itxlltniation of the peonlo and that
the law may he made an issue at tho
noxt eloctions for Congressmen. Well
it ought to be. We would like to ace
the poop! of tha United States called
upon to rot on th question whether
the public press should b gagged by
a set ol plundering scouiiurots over in
Washington city. The Issue would be
one of more than ordinary Interest
ADDRESS OF TIIK DEMOCRAT
IC CO. COMMITTEE.
To the Democracy of CUarftdd Co.:
Wo deem it wise ut this time to pre
sent to you a statement of tho tacts
surrounding the political history of your
party during tho past two years. For
many years prior to, and Inclusive of,
tho nomination of a ticket in 1873, the
Democratic party of Clearfield county
was governed and made its nomina
tions by popular vote, under what is
known as the I'rawl'oiil county system.
Up to und including tho elections of
I8T2, tho organization was a unit,
working himiioniously, anil in October,
1872, polled for Mr. Hiiculow, the Dem
ocratic candidate for Governor, the
largest majority it over gttvo to a can
didate for Slate office. J. Dlake Wal
ters, Ksq., was tho Chairman of the
At 'the convention held Juno 11th,
1872, ho tendered his resignation and
David L. Kivlm, Ksq., then Secretary
of the Committee, wits elected to till
the vacancy. Mr. Krebs conducted
the campaign of 1872. The entire
Democratic county ticket was elected
On the 7th of May, 1873, ho issued his
call tor tho holding ot the primary
election on tho 7lh day of June. This
was in the usual form ; it contained the
rules of the party und the names of
tlte vigilance committees unpointed a
hold tint elections in the ilill'nrciit dis
tricts. The names of candidates were
announced in tho county newNpaiior,
and tne elections were Itch! on tho day
fixed. Many of the offices wore hotly
contested, und more limn three thou
sand votes were polled, 'i'ho whole
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1IIM OVll'U III IIIIIKIIIg 11IU IIOIIIIIIttllOriK.
T. J. Bnycr was nominated for tho Le
gislature liv a ninionij" "r i,oot
j. v. rotiori . Jtoss Mcl herson was
nominated for Slierilldver James Sav
age, bis principal opponent, hv a ma
jority of 267 votes, and Wm. W. Wor
rell was nominated for Treasurer over
D. W. Wise, by a majority of 209
votes. All of the candidates shown to
have tho highest number of votes wore
declared nominated, ami their names
placed at the head of the Democratic
county newspaper. Nowritton charges
or formal spccillcations of fruud or il
legality in holding tiie elections were
ever presented to the ( ouiity Commit
tee, and the muss of the orguiiization
settled down Into acquiescence in the
result. At the convention held J-iinc
10, 1873, lor tho reception of these re
turns, in accordance with tho rules,
Wm. M. Met 'ulloiigh was elected Chair
man ot the County Committee lor 1874
llm term ol office eoiiuiioiicod on the
1st ol' Jiiniuirv. 1874.
On the 28th of August, 1873, a meet
ing of some forty persons, who had -up
to thut date ai'teiL willit ho Democracy,
met ut the school house in Curwoiut
villo, mid proceeded to organize them
selves into a meeting and to pass reso
lutions iiMiKing to the correction ol
wrongs alleged to have been committed
in the primary elections. No official
connected with tho organization of the
licmoeiitf'v had asked tins meeting
nor did any such or any ineiiilier ol the
County Committee, as such, take part
lit tho proceedings. A committee was
appointed to tliiill resolutions. Ihoy
reported a preainiiie and resolutions,
which were dttlv missed. In the lire.
amide it was stated that the meeting
wus not fur ttie purpose of discord or
distraction, hut that it had aHsomhlcil
in pursuance of the express wishes of
hundred who had sidled the call; that
the primary elections hart been conduc
ted ill violation of the rules ot the par
ty, und that while they intended to act
as Democrats they would not siiluint
to dictation. The resolutions passed
were six iu nuinls-r. Tho first usserted
that tlu HunuMlmim made lore not bind
ing, beeauHe the rulo of tlte party mrc
ditreijardnl. Tho second declared tluit
JtnaiNicans had been permitted tn vote,
and they would not airee that llritlItiit
thotdd make nomination for the Democ
racy. Tho third declared tluy twuld
not In' bound by nominations uuide by
fraudulent returns, the lourtli recom
mended the holiling of a county conven
tion to make Democratic mmimdions.
Tho lillh embraced sound Democratic
doctrine, disputed by no one, and the
sixth declared fief aiiing under tm cir
cular toned by hundreds of Jfemierats,
authorising any tieenly of the signers to
cidl a convention, they authorized the adl
lor a convention to he held at Hear
ljyliL.on Septemlwr 16, 1873, to nonii
halo candidates for the supKrt of the
"Democrats ol tho county.
Wo desire to comment' iion these
proceedings no further than to note,
first: they make no pretence ot being aa
tltnrized by or in-obetlience. to the Demo
cratic, organization of Clearfield county,
and second, the wrongs complained of re
lated solely to the then recent primary elec
tions. . .
A change in the system of nominat
ing wus demanded hy those w lioorigl
hilled this movement, and all who
joined united in the demand thereliir.
We fully concede that this had become
a necessity to tho party in Clearfield
county, and this was the sentiment o
the mass of the organization, lor wo
find that at tho very date of the Cur
wonsvillo meeting a letter was signed
by a large number of active Democrats,
among whom wore Gov. Bigler, Judge
Ix'oiiard, Senutor Vt alhice and many
others, who had taken no part in that
meeting, which letUT was addressed to
Mr. K robs, the Chairman ol tliu Dem
ocrat ic County Commit tee, and request
ed him to call together tho County
Oinimitteo to lake into consideration
the pmaricty of changing the modo.of
nominating candidates. Tho Commits
toe met on the Oth of September for
that purpose, and authorized a call lor
a convention to ho Held Mcptemner jki,
1873 ; delegates were to bo elected on
September 20, and were distributed
among the several districts upon the
basis ol population. At that meeting.
D. li. Krelis, Ksq., tendered his reslg.
nation as Chairman of the County
Committee, sml Win. M. SleCullniigh
was elected by the Committee to fill
his unexpired term. As Mr. MoCul-
lottgli had boon elected Chairman for
18(4, thiaagavo him charge or therm
gnn'izatioli from Sopteinlier 0, 1873i to
January 1, 1875. Delegates were elect
ed ill" every district, and the conven
tion met iu the Court House In ( lour.
field, on September 23, and allcr full
discussion the system tnw changed by a
vote of t) I to 19 from the Craieford cmintu
systeilPfn the muccnlion syxtem, and a fall
set oj rules aaopteit, under which the party
is now net ing. This ended the action
of tho Democratic organization, save
al the polls.
The convention called by the Ctir
wensville mooting met in the Court
House at Clearfield, on September HI,
1873. It sat with closed doors, and
nominated as candidates, lis" Assembly,
J. W. Potter: for Sheriff. James Sav.
age ; for Treasurer, D. W. Wise, all of
whom had boon candidstes at the pri
mary election of the Democracy ; for
District AUIimov, nniliiur.anry "iii-
missioner and ComW it adopted the
men nominated by the Democratic or
ganization, and selected V. Shoff as the
candidate in County Comntissioner.
This convention nlso authorised the
apM)lntment of a county committee
and elected Henry Horns, of Cnrwcns
ville, Its chairman. 1
There wero thus two tickets in the
Hold, Imth of which was composed of
men who, previous In the primary enac
tion of 1873, had acted with theDein
orrntio party. 1 It fa evwcrtnd, and
scareely denied, that the labors of the
Republican party were In sympathy
with snd advised" tho movement origi
nated at Curwimsvllle, and agreed to
support the ticket formed hy the con
vention of September 10. Accordingly
wo find that at the county meeting of
the Republican organisation, bolif at
tlearneld on rtoptcmlK'r 23, ono week
after tho last named ticket was placed
in the field, upon the recommendation
of and nftorsiH?cebes by Messrs. Pntton,
Fulford and McKnally, the recognized
leaders of the licpuhlicans in Clearfield
county, it was "Resolved, That it was
unwise and inexisMient to put a llo
puhlicaii ticket in the field." Ry this
action the vhole of that vartu ttvu fmn-
Jerred to the support of tlm independent
There was no Itetmbliran candidate
for any oounty office in 1873 except
Juiy Commissioner, and the parties
went to the nulls on the second lues-
day of October with hut tho two tick-
els already named. J he Jtepuitlicans
lisfranehised tlumsehvs bu droiniing th
tickets for District Attorney, Auditor and
Coroner, and they votod almost solidly
for tho independent candidates fur As
sembly, Sheriff, Treasurer and Com
missioner. 1 ho liest test ot party
strength in that contest is tlte vote tor
State Treasurer. By it we find that
there were 2,609 Democrats and 1,697
Itciiuhlicaits at the election, shownicr a
Democratic majority nf 912 upon a to
tal vote of 4,306. Potter and Wise,
the itidcliendeitt candidates Ibr Assem
bly und Treasurer, wero elected Pot
ter liv a vote of 2,2 16 to 2,138 for Buy
er, the Democratic nominee, a total
vote of 4,381, showing that 471 Demo
crats voted for Potter und that 78
Dcniocratsdmiiiieil the Stute tickot and
voted for him. Wise was elected hy a
vote of 2,311 to 2,051 for Worrall, the
Democrat lo nominee, a tolal vote of
4,362, showing that 558 Democrat
votod lor W tso and 56 Democrats drop-
Sed the State ticket and voted for him.
Icl'lioraon and Brown, tho Democrat,
ic nominees for Slitrifl' and Commis
sioner, wero elected Mcpherson hy a
vote of 2,253 to 2,097 tor Savage, his
opponent, a total vnto of 4,350, show
ing that 356 Domiitrsls voiml aor Hom
age and 44 dnimiril iho Stute ticket
and voted for him. llrown was elected
by a vote of 2,177 to 2,067 for Khoff,
his opponent, a. total vote of 4.244.
showing thut 370 Democrats voter! for
Shotl' and 62dropK!d that ticket These
aggregates do not pretend to aocuracy
of detail ill every case, Ibr there are
many (uses in which Hnpuhlicans who
were disgusted with the action of their
party voted tho Democratic ticket, yet
they nro amnio to show that tho orrr-
age Democratic vote cast fiir the indo-
pcnilent candidates was about 600, and
fui of the Mai vote received by these can
didates almut eighty per cent, trere Repub
licans, l ne ngures also plainly show
that in such a suicidal iitniLO'lu princi
ple and ideas are lost sight of and the
general ticket seriously injured. This
is also demonstrated by the large re
duction in tho UL'irrcL'nto vote of the
Democracy Irom tho vote of tbe nre-
eooing year, i n tjctouer, 1872, tlte to
tal vote iKillod lor Governor was 5.427.
Of these .Mr. Buckalew received 3,432
and (iov. Hartranft 1,095, showing that
ill Uctoher 1873 there were 823 Demo
crats absent from the jsills whilst 298
Kcpiiniicuhs lulled to report. J his re
sult is very largely duo to tho chagrin
ion ny I'oniocraliu voters at tho dis
traction in the organisation and to the
hopes of the ItepiiMicans, stimulated
by our quarrels. These fiimres also
plainly show that if all of the vote had
been at tho polls and lollowed its for
mer party action, our party majority
would nave lieon as great as in 1872.
and all of our ticket elected by respec
table majorities. Itsluilure to lie there
we attribute very largely to the want
of a thorough and energetic canvass
and ot a lull discussion in every Ics-alitv
of the issue involved. It shall lie our
duty, us we hoie it will lie your pleas
ure, lo see that no such mistake again
The period elapsing between the
holding of our imniinatini; convention.
as fixed by the rules of the party, and
the election, us fixed hy the law under
tho new Constitution, having boon con
sidered too long, we culled a conven
tion of the parly to meet at Clearfield
on Mureh 17th, 1874, to take into con
sideration tho propriety of chnnging
tho rules nmn that subject. In tho
call therefor tho Committee expressly
Invited nil nv willinn to act ari
the organization in the future to unite in
tho choice ol delegates snd fko part
in tho party action, and many did so
act who acted with the npjMisition in
1873. A t that convention of delrirntes
regularly chosen, the tine roa TnE
HOI.IIINO OF THE DIl.EIIATE ELECTIONS
roa the Dknooratic partt was fixeh
ON TIIE SAT! HIIAV PEECEIHNU TIIE 3D
Ti kshav or HKiTziinr.a in each tear,
and tho convention meets at Clearfield
on the third Tuesday of September.
Tho delegate elections of tho Demo
cratic party, theretisre, for this year,
will be held on Satvrday, the 12th
day of Septum hkr.
Tho gentlemen who nrted with the
Itepnlilirnns in 1873 have violated their
pledges to many ol their followers. It
was distinctly promised to many that
tho movement should go no litrthor
than the action of last year, against a
ticket which they alleged was nnlairly
noininatod, but, uiioii the call of Henry
Kerns, of Cnrwetisville, that movement
was again initiated at ( urwensville on
tho 7th day of July last, and a conven
tion has been railed and a ticket is
again to be put iu the field, which is
again to be snpiiortod by Republicans
and those discontented spirits. Con
cert of action is plainly apparent be
tween tlte high contracting parties and
vigorous efforts are to be niBile to dis
organize and divide the Democracy.
Wo calmly appeal to Democrats as
to the reason lor any such ailioi kmc.
There is no ticket in tho field ; all are
recognized as Democrats who are will
ing to act with the party in the future
no man will ho or can Iss excluded from
his just rights as a candidate or as a
Democrat. Is It wiser to heir) thOn-
einr nr to act with thoso who think as
you do upon all questions of govern
Tho campaign of 1874 is about to
be opened. Grave issues are involved,
financial difficulties and hard times op
press the people everywhere. These
are due to the bad policy and evil
measures of the Itepiihlican party.
Thoy can only uncorrected hyachange
of rulers. A national Congress is to
ho elected; if it bo Democrat 'c, the
door is opened to onr trlnmph for the
Presidency in 1876; if it bo Hepubli
can, victory will lie snatched from Qtir
grasp. Tho prospect lor electing our
State ticket never was liotler. A Su
premo Judge, a Lieutenant Gtfvernor,
Auditor General and Secretary of In
tumnl A flairs are all to bo elected. The
first Legislature under the now Con
stitution will he powerful for the future
control of the State, ami It also elects
a United States Senator. Shull we by
our senseless bickerings snd selfish
aims disarm and disorganize ourselves?
Is the Iiil'Ii iiauio and fair record of
Clearfield comity to lie lost to tho De
mocracy by division and instruction.
Will you further aid the Republicans lo
weaken your forces Slid destroy your
party at the very moment when unity
of action, harmonious counsels and
earnest work will restore your princi
ples to the control ol tne government T
j , , , i , , , Wm, M. McCtiLLoitin,
, Chin, Dem. Co. Com.
, Ci.tAiifiKi.il, August, 10, 1874.
A Mixed Family. )f eonrso com
mon report dims not always speak
truly ; but we have M from tolerable
good authority that there is a family
m Lewistown, which was made up to
this wise: A certain lady bad a
daughter, and the daughter married a
mntt whose name, lor short wo will
call Smith, (though that Was not his
name.) After having ono child tho
wile died, and her husband Uien mar
ried her mother. 1 Another period of
time rolled hv, when the husband dis-
trod, and his father then marriod
tho mother. Now, how many relation
ships subsist between the three per
sons surviving the husband, wife, and
granddaughter t list j tho question?
Lexcistmtn Democrat, ' ,
Tiltou was an office boy in the Inde
pendent when lice her first knew him.
Another comet was discovered on
the 26th of July lust, by M. Stcnhon.
Hon. I,. A. Mackey is tho first choice
of tho Democracy of Elk county tor
Tho new Catholic church at Johns
town was dedicated on Sunday, tho
2d instant. -
TheAltoona Tribune wild cat has been
shipHMl to tho Zoological tiardeits at
Tbo citizens of Ohio vote on the new
Constitution of that Stuto noxt Tues
day, tho 18th.
Thirteen foreiirn nations have ac
copied our invitation to attend tho
Centennial In 1876.
Throe thousand acres of cotton have
W'n planted in California this year.
The crop hxiks well.
Tbo (irand Lodiro of Kniclits of
l'ytlnas ot 1 onnsy lvainu will assemble
at Sunbury, on tho 18th Inst.
Hon. A. II. Dill bus been elected lten-
resentativo delegate to tho Democratic
State Convention from Union county.
Altoona Is to have another nuiMjr
tho Living Age to bo devoted to the
cause of temperance. D. B. Itoam will
no the editor.
Henry Ward Beeeher lias throe sons
and ono daughter living. Tho oldest
is in bis thirties, und the youngest is
General Casey a brother-in-law of
tioneral I. runt, is a prominent candi
date Ibr United ntutus IVnnlm ftum
Tho Northampton county jail has
fifty prisoners now confined in it
more than it can accommodate with
comfort to tho inmates.
Nearly three hundred dwellings
and place of business were destroyed
ny nro in the town ol 31 iiskegon, Jl tclii
gun, on Hut unlay, tho 1st inst.
Tho foundry and machine shot) of!
llrown. Son & i.'o., at llrookvillo, which
wore destroyed by tire on the 30th
ult., will ho rebuilt immediately.
A Now York paper delicately sue
gests to tho parties Implicated in the
Brooklyn scandal that the lure from
v V..-I. r : i . , .
nun jura Ol jjivvrjMKil IS only tia.
The Pennsylvania Stato Fair will Ik-
held at Kaston on Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday, September
r.nn and sum, ami DcIoIht 1st und 2d.
From January 1st to July 25th, 149,
560,689 leet of lumber havo boon ship-
K'ii irom n iiiiainsKit by rail and
final, an increase over the same iiei-iisl
last year ol 1 l,Dla,HuU luet.
At the last term of Court in Blair
county there wero fourteen convictions
ol parties charged with violations of
the liquor law. The fines in these
cases reached the sum ot f 1,470.
Hon. K. S. (ioldcn, the defeated fundi
date fiir tho Democratic nomination liir
President Judge in Armstrong county,
announces himself as an "independent'
candidate for tho xsition.
Col. S. C. Faulkner died ut bis home
in Little Rock, Arkansas, on the 4th
inst. He was the oriirinal of tho "Ar
kansas Traveller," and eoinixstod the
somewhat celebrated song of tltat name.
Tho liabilities of Col. Phillip, lute
President of tho Allegheny Valley
Railroad Company, amount uit 713,742,
besides two young men who claim to
bo bis hen's, ills assets have not been
Tho Westmoreland County Agricul
tural Society will hold its third annual
meeting on tho same days that the
Mtato f air will lie held lite 29th and
30th of Soptombor, and the 1st and 2d
Nollio (,'rnnt and lior hiislxintl Kill
return to this country In October to
attend the wedding of General Sher
man's daughter, and a fine suite of
rooms is being prepared for them in
the White House.
Eighteen clerks and employes of the
United Stutm Mint at Philadelphia,
have been discharged, for the purpose
of reducing tho force. It is rumored
that a still further reduction of the
three will take place the present month.
Tho United States District Court
will convene at Williamsort, on the
third Monday of September, when all
cases for which bills have been found
at Eric, will lie tried. Judge McCnnd
less, of Pittsburgh, will preside
Israel Menson, a well known resi
lient of Pnterson, N. J., died recently.
Many years ago he received a wound
in the temple from the horn of a row,
anil a lew weeks ago tho wound devel
oped into a cancer, which, reaching the
brain, mused death.
Mr. J. W. Forney, Jr., sailed on Sat
urday, tho 2d inst., in tho "Acapulco,"
for China Wa San Francisco, as tlte
special correspondent of the Philadel
phia IVess. Ho will make the round
of the Pacific Ocean, spending six
months or moro on tho tour.
Prince Bismarck received upward of
1,000 telegrams congratulating him ii
on his escape from assassination. The
priest llanthaler, who was arrested on
suspicion of being implicated with Ivull
mun in the attempted assassination, has
boon discharged, having proved his en
Bcman Follett, of Saratoga, had a
child stolen from bim twelve years ago.
The thief or abductor recently died in
Bellevno Hospital, Now York, but, bo
fore dying, mado a confession, and tho
child, now a young man, is to uc re
stored to his father, who has gone to
New I ork to receive him.
Tho steamboat "Pat lingers" was
burned to tho water's edge, on the
morning of the 5th inst, at Laughrey's
Island, a point in tne wmo river, inree
miles below Aurora, lnd., and alsiut
thirty miles below Cincinnati. About
twenty lives wore lost the victims be
ing principally ladies and children.
Tho ninth annual meeting of the
Buffalo Park Association closed on tho
7th inst Goldsmith Maid beat her
own time, trotting the mile in 2:15i,
the fastest time ever made. Ited Cloud
made tho milo In 2:18. Ho is the only
gelding, save Dexter, tltat has ever
recorded that time. There wero 20,
000 people present to witness tho trot.
Tho Now York Sun suvs: "Otto man.
at least, comes out of tlte Bccclio-Til-ton
scandal with an unsullied reputa
tion. His name is Horsco Greeley.
When Tiltou urged him to cull at his
house during his absence, Mr. (ireeley
declined. Ho said he he did not think
it a good habit to visit a wife while her
husband was away. Those worocrod
Tho law by which expiring United
States patents may ho oxteuded by the
Commissioners of Patents will expire
on the 2d of March next, alter which
timo the life of all patents will bo lim
ited to seventeen years. As notice of
application is required to be published
nint'.T uaya prior to neanng, ine
time in which applications esn be filed
will consequently expire on tho 2d of
Iho present yoar.
Governor Kellogg, nf Louisiana, has
signed death warrants ordering tho
the execution on the 21st of August in
the Parish of Assumption, of flvo men,
who In April last murdered and robbed
Klisha Eastwood, an old flutliontrrmn
in that parish. Ibr his money. Tho
names of tho condemned are Anderson
Perry, John TUn, Antoine Msurie.
James Williams and James Robertson.
One is a whito man, two are so light
aa to pass for white, one is a mulatto
and one a negro.
ASSOCIATED PRESS LETTER.
Puiladelpuia, August 8, 1874.
BEI.OIAN VERSUS AMERICAN I HON.
A writer in the American Iros and
Stool Bulletin of lust week has found
an insult without precedent" perpe
trated by the Public Building Commis
sioners in permitting tbo purchaso of
Irom ono thousand to live thousand
tons of Belgian iron beams to bo used
li tho construction of the Public Build
ings in this city. Tito Commissioner
are threatened and tho buildings are
to be sunk if this thing continues. The
usual incendiary appeal to unemployed
workmen around rolling mills is made.
fair play evon in a free tight is a
good thing and I rejoice that the Com
missioners having knocked the chip off
tho iron men's hut, are likoly to win
iu the contest Ituilroad iron is quoted
at 60 per ton. American beams
which are used in places ol noonng
joists, are quoted at f 132 per ton. licl-
gian beams, duty paid, are worm sum
Hr ton. With iron ore and coal with
in an hour's distance of Philadelphia, it
lues seem a sad commentary upon
the system under which our natural
resources nro ueveloiied, ous having
iron brought a distance of nearly 4,000
miles, and with li cents per pound
duty paid on it, furnished at 25 Hr
cent, loss than our own iron producers
rates. Tne tendency ot tho times is to
lower prices, and for our iron niunufae-
lurers to understand this and act in
accordance therewith is tho surest
and speediest method of driving tho
foreign production from onr markets.
i am clearly ol opinion tltat Judge
holly even were ho so inclined will
lie powerless to add a fraction more to
tho tariff rotes upon iron in tho pig or
Nor will tho malicious attempt lo
lntlumo tho passions ot workmen un
employed avail aught Tho average
American mechanic readily Hireoives
how a combination that doubles the
price of rolled iron muy soon retire
the capitalist m atlluence, and, tor the
want of continued employment, return
tfio workmen to uojeet poverty.
There are but four rolling mills in
this country thut maiiulai tore iron
beams, and while 1 do not say that
they have combined to secure exorbi
tant rates, it is significant that while
railroad iron is continually falling in
price, and is now down to 3 cents per
pound, these iron licains have gone ill
in value until now the quotation is (ij
cts. s pound. Tho question is simply
whether 'tis best for the beam to he in
the eye of tho iron pnxliieer or that of
the tax payer. Vt hother tho people ot
Philadelphia shull have tho benefit of
8100,009 saved in the purchase ol Ilel
gian iron, or place thut sum to tho
profit account of half a dozen iron
Nor is this the worst feature of this
"unitbmiity of schedule rotes for iron
beams" agreed upon by those few iron
manufacturers. There is now in course
of erection, in this city, Exhibition
Buildings designed for tho Centennial
Celebration of 1870, that will cover no
less than 40 acres and require three
hundred thousand tons ol iron in their
construction, and could these combina
tion prices be maintained, the sad
spectacle would probably bo presented
to tho American Kople, of tho repre
sentatives of the nations of tho earth
gathering here at Philadelphia to bear
witness to the tact that the very build
ings in which tho American t. omuicm
orativo Exhibition wits held, were con
structed of iron rolled in Europe, ill
though an inexhnnstible supply of iron
and coal was within 100 miles of the
Exhibition Buildings. .
Tho question is now to ho me
whether tho patriotic lwoplo of the
nation, by whoso lilioml contributions
these buildings aro to bo erected, are
to bo humiliated by Exhibition Build
ings made of European iron, or their
contributions recklessly squandered by
paying to those lour American .Maim
lucturers a quarter of a million dollars
more than the cost ol the Imported
If our iron men design tho intro
duction ol loreign iron to becomo gen
oral they havo but to maintain their
combination prices, but I infer they
have not so designed, and that as a mat
tor of national pride and shrewd bnsi
ncss enterprise, they will combine b
undersell manufacturers from abroad
Tho Centennial Board have a rather
ugly subject to deal with but I tako it
they aro equal to tho occasion.
CHARLEY RKEWSTER ROSS
The stolen child has not yet been re
turned to his parents, and probably
will not turn up as long as the sharp
ers see a chance to realize a divvy
This child was spirited away on the
first day of July ; three days thereafter
his father offered a reward of $300 for
his return ; within another week an
anonymous writer in one of the city
daily palters suggested the raising ol a
largo sum of money by contributions
lor tho ransom of tho boy ; alwut the
20th of July a reward of 2(,000 was
offered by the Mayor for tho capture
ol the boy, the arrest and conviction
of his abductors ; a week after this
reward was announced, the child's
father croiittod tho lad's portrait to
be given to the tsiltco, and this is the
strangest part of this strange rase that
Iho likeness of tho boy was kepi from
public view for 30 days atlor he was
A study of this Boss mystery inclines
me to tlte boliol that tno hoy was not
stolen by gipsies ; that ho was not ab
ducted hy professional thieves for the
purpose ol procuring a lurgo ransom
but that he wus taken in a spirit of
avenge for somo real or fancied wrong
at tho hands of tho boy's father, who
is ol a firm that lately went thnmgli
tho bankruptcy court ; or a mystery
yet darker, dociicr and more heartless
enshrouds It. 1 am ol opinion that
soon as tho w atchful eyes of tho detec
tives and tho public are diverted Irom
this case the boy will be found in the
streets of onr city at night ; in all prob
ability dropped in the vicinity of bis
parent's residence. Why professional
thieves would steal tho child of a bank
rupt for the purpose of obtaining a
large ransom is a question yot unan
swered. THE CENTKVN1AI..
On the 4th of Judy 1876 everybody
is exiected to come to Philadelphia
to witness the Nation's Jubilee. It is
certainly our duty to contribute when
over wo can to tho enjoyment of our
visitors ou thai leslal occasion
suggest as one of tho imposing events
of that great day a tonviHatioii of the
!.. i -.1 , 1 ,
jinmniie writer in wnicn every grand
lodge in mo i nited mates and tliroiiL-h-
out tho world is represented. On that
lay the ceremonies might heol a public
L'haracter in an appropriate nlaee.
Thereafter a session might bo held in
our Urand Temple for the purpose ot
re-ostublialiiiig tho land murks of
Masonry Irom which wo are driliinir.
The work of the craft should bo uni
form throughout tho world and thoso
representatives ouirlit to como em
powered to make it so. Will tho
grand lodge of Pennsylvania take
horn ol tins matter.
An Unt'sirAL Spectacle. Those
who observed tbe funeral procession.
on Friday last, following tho remains
ol a child ol Edward Bock, of Penn
station, to its final ahodo in tho Cath
olic cemetery, in this place, could not lint
have boon stuck by tho novelty of four
i.n- i :..
itsMiiu, iwihi uniwu iii wiine em
blematic or the purity of tbe deceased
acting as pall-bearers. This innova
tion was, to onr mind, as Impressive as
it was nccomittg and appropriate, be
ing in stron if contrast with tho usual
sombre appearance which characterise
such sufficiently solemn ceremonies.
Cant Frank Boeder, of Easton, has
been promoted by the Oovonior, to
Brig. General ofZil division, a. u.ol ra.
How OlTRAIIKS ARK BeiH'N. A
scullawag named Alexander S. With
laco. a Congressman from the fourth
South Carolina district, is stumping
for a re-election, und Is demonstrating
his unfitness for tho position by.siicli
utterances as the following. While
addressing a mooting nf colored voters
recently ut Gowdoysville, ho said :
"Your Halite are (b rs-ril, end vou muit defend
them. If vou dun't set tliem at the liallat-tsii
you am revort lo die certriiige-boi."
.Such fellows will somo day succeed
ill inciting the ignorant negroes to acts
nf violence; and then will come a fear
ful slaughter of the blacks ut the builds
of tho whites, lint, whoso limit will
it lie t We often hour of Mucks in the
South being inhumanly treated, but in
even' case, if the truth were staled, it
would be found that tho blacks "threw
tho first stone," and also, that they
were instigated to do it hy someenir.y
fanatic or carpet-bagger fivim the
North. In honest truth, the colored
man's Is'st friend is the Southern gen
Tho Now York World claims that
Hen Butler is a poet, and says that il
has tho diX'Uineiits to prove it. These
consist of two MH'nis in Butler's hand
writing dedicated respectively to John
Calvin and Win. Pciin. Hut n-rliaps
alter all Den only gobbled them when
ho was at Now Orleans, lien is such
a cheat anyhow.
Primary Eleotion, Saturday, Sept, 12
We are authorised to announce tho name of
RICIIAKI) 611 AW, Jr., of Leurenoe towmhii
aaa eaBdidate for Aaieniblr, aunject to the rulea
aovernins tne oetnocratie party.
Wa a Kuitiortte.1 ta announce the name of Dr.
T. J. lioVKIt, of ClearUeld, aa a eandi.late for
Aaeemulv, aubjeet Ut tba rulea governing t!ie
Wa ara anlhnrlaed to announce the name of
JOHN g. MeklKIHAN, of Uulich loarniliip.as a
candidate for Prothonotary, aulaeat ta tbo rulei
governing tba Urmocratic partv.
Wa ara autnirlted ta announce the name of
OKOltoK C. klllK, of Breda tonbi,aiaean
didate for Prothonotarv, auhjeet to the rulea gov-
erning tbe democratic part.
Wa ara authorlied to announce Ibe nauia of
KI.I U1.0OM, of t'urwi'BBville, ei a candidate for
Prolbonotary, lubjvct to the ruli-a governing the
We are authoriied to announce the name of
OKOltoK M. milGt SON, of 11,11 lomliip, aa
a candidate for Itetiiter and Recorder, aul.jout to
the rulea guv erning tbo Democratic parly.
We are authoritel to announce lha aame of W
B. OOliKN, of Pike towuibip, ai a candidate for
Kcglrter and Heeurder, subject Ui tho ruiei govern
ing Iba Democralie party.
We are autborired to aonounse tbe aame of L.
J. MohtJAN.of Wallaceloo, aa a candidate for
Register and Recorder, subject to tbe ruivi gov.
erning tba Democratic party.
UAV NO EPPKCr
IN FRENCHVILLE J
I im a wire lhatt tfaor ara aome pcraont a little
bard to plraM, and 1 am alio aware (but the
cotuplaiot of "bard timca" It wetl niRh unlverral.
Hut 1 am no .tualvd now that I ran ttatiify lb
for mar aitn prove oonelooivaly that "barrj time"
will not effect thoc who bay their prnlt fn.m m,
anil all my patroni ibull be initiali-J into tho
HOW TO AVOID HARD TIMES.
! hare (footla eDungb to (.apply all th Inhabi
tant in Iba lower anil of Uia county wgirh I aell
at rxrrt-fline; low rat from my wamniulh atora ta
Ml'lsSUMH Kd, wht-ra i an alway ba lottnn
reedj t. wait upon saltan and a,,,.lv tu.m with
Dry Goods of all Kinds,
Such at Clot hi, Batinetta, Catiimerea, Maaltni,
Delaine, Linen, Drilling, Calieoel,
Trimming. Ribbon, Lace,
Ready-made Clothing, Boots and Phoen, Hat and
Cap all of the. beat material and made to order
Uoai Sock, tilovet. Mitten, Laeaa, Ribbons, Ac.
G HOCK HIES OF ALL KINDS.
Coffee, Tea, 8ngar, Rice, MoldJio, Pih, Bait,
fork. iiined UU, U0 Mil, uaruoa uu.
dT ',w V ii a l A V V.
an4 How CjuUng., Nail. Sp.ke., Corn Cult.r..
tort, Cider Pre..., and all kind, of Axe.
Perfumery, Painta, Varnlih, OIaa, and a gentral
auonmeni i oiauonery, j
Of different brand, always on hand, and will be
old al the lowest poaiibU figure.
i. II. McClain'a Wvdiriaas. javaa'a Medicine.,
UoaUtter , and UooQanda Bitlera,
ftOtlS nnunds af Woo wanted for which the
hiiheat prion will Be paid. Cloverseed oa hand
.it.' i : '
end fur ut. el th. lowest market nrioa.
Also, Acent for Btratlouvill. aad Curwcnsvilla
VSUt-ail ana see ior yoareeires. i on win nuu
everything aaually kept ia a retail store,
L. M. rOl'DRIET.
Frenchviile P. 0., Auantt 19, 1874.
An eiatninalion for Teaelier la and forth'
onnlyof CleaiHf H, for tbe arbaol year 174, will
be held for each ol the ft vera! districts a Iu.
Iowa, vlt :
llrady and lllooia, nt Lnlbrrthurg, Monday
Augast 34lh. ,
I'nion, at Rock ton, Tuesday, Aognst lith.
Huston, at Pen field, Wednesday, AngiiM SAth.
Uosben and Girard, at Congresthill, Friday,
Covington and Karthan, at Dr. Oil) Hands,
Sat onlay, August IWth.
Lawreneo, Lawreno Independent and Clear-
neio, ai v tearocid. monuar, August .ilat.
Bradford and Rradford indm-ndent. at Dicier.
Tuesday, Keptember let,
Mom I. at HvlfriOWB. HiiilHaiisi. ftnl. 9.1
Uraham, Ur.h.mtan, Thursday, aSepL M.
Hogtr and Wallacelon, at Wallaeeton,
Useeoia and Hermtur, at Osceola, Saturtlav,
September fttb, '
Woodward and Houtidale.at Tho. Henderson's,
Monday, Soj.L 7th.
Uulich. at Jeoeiville, Tuesday, Sept. 8th,
Uaoearla, at Ukn Hope, Wednesday, 8ept. 0th.
Jordan, at Anion ille, Thursday, tSopt. 10th.
Knox, at Now Millport, Friday, Sept, llib.
Pike and Piks lndepondrni, at bhwuiington.
Satnnlay, Hart. 12th.
Ferguson, Venn and Limber City, at Lumber
City, Monday, Sept. 4th.
Hell, al Hover, Tuesday, Sept. 15th.
Rurnsid, at Ham tide, Wodneeday, Sept. lAili.
New W ashington, at New Wahinglun, Thurs
day, Kept. I Tib.
Chest, at Weslorer, Friday, Sept, 18th.
KxamtnaUon wilt begin at 8 o'clock, a. a. All
Dlreetor are reoueited to be present. Teaeher
are expeeted lo be examined only in the diatriot
where I hey Intend teaching. Those who have
been examined will nleas be Drvavnut ami ant or
the elnss In the dirlrirl where they intend tenon
ing. If requested by (he Directors. Rxami oat ions
will be principally written. Eaeh toaeher should
coma with pen, ink and blank-bottk.
J. A. liKKUORV,
"K' Cuuuty 6 u peri n Undent.
ebaaing or in any way meddling with the follow.
aa vni mri mrm uvmiir wahinfiu auraiinvi nur.
ing personal prtiperlr, via: 1 set of mill trueks,
leroasout nnwt, I.'iU fret sawed lumber, Ift.000
plasltring laih,6(i0 paling, 3 log nhain, 3 log
Ma, I plow, I wagim, 4 eowi, I spring oalvVs,
I art aitreatls, double and single tree, 6h chain,
hoist jaek, arap of hees, I old eook ttove and
pipe, ten-plat stov, 1 hrown horao, 4 anrrel
mare, I acts harness, saddle and bridle, owning
box, set sine;! harwesa, two-horse wagon, led, &
hog. 8 aore of tmrn, S aerea of oats, I mowing
sevlhea and taatbt, oopper kettle, (rindstone,
Spear eook atora, 10 ehair. eloek, 1 Uble, 1
iw" sung oaaira, spring Den, bareaa and 4 IxhIi and
"r a- iu propeny was piirenasea n? m
al Hheriff's sale on the ftlh day of Auirusl, and Is
left In the posseaiion of Jaooh A Broth, of Chest
township, a loaa only, subject te my order.
N. W'ashingtan, August 13, laT4,-3t.
All persona are hereby wanted a train it laeddlin
with r nnrehaaiag any of tho folluwing proar
ly, now In the poosession of William Lightnor. of
spring wagon, et u single harness, plow, 4 oowa,
I spring calve, I hog, bay horse, hay mare, I
set! harnesa, two-horse wagon, saddle, side aad -
ueraana wwnmip, viti l top buggr, 1 sUigh,
obairt, ehamber suit, 1 table, eorner cupboard,
cook stove, parlor store,! clocks, lounge, desk
ma. a uma ni a raaaiia k.jji.. u, .
ana eae, bureau, waalnland, ami About W yafds
ofoariiet. All the foretininw aronerlv waa nur -
oAeaed by n at Hhoritt's sale, on the oth day of
August, ibm, and ta let. with the part naiuad,
uhioot to mr ardtr.
JtHIPl Lll.UTn Kit,
Olen H(rpe, Aagnsl 11, lHT4. lt
All neron are Hereby warned again! pur-
hastng. ar in any way meddling with the Inter
est ef Wm. T. Irwin, of Lawreneo township, tw
and to ten nereiof oorn, tight aertsaf bnehwhent,
and tight a ere of oat, as well aa owe brown and
at sorrel mare, one trow, two tets of haraattua
wagon and ont cutting box. This properly wa
u re based by at Bfcerit tale, and is left with
him oa loan awly, tahjeet to Mr order at any
UaMs JOHN JKNKINH,
Curwensvllla, Aug. 11, 1874 -St
ri it) WNSHI P ST AT KM HNT.
Annual rrport of the Andltore of karlliaua
toanrhip, for 1b7S i
I.J. (III. 1,11. AMI, Ulslriel Treasurer, In oa
ts, not with tho fundsotsaid limnsliiplur IS7J1
To die. )lerke:o.n, 'treat. 1871
To auiouut assessed
To amount from Co. Treasurer
amount of Slate appropriation..
To amuunl of militia las..
To amount for use of election bouse...
To i pr cl, added ou SIHI.74.. .....
Hy orders lifted
Hy Trees' 3 per rent- on I'.,t7.0fi
Hy Trees' 21 per c ol. oa osa.01
Ily laspayi-ra' a porot.on lllUe
by balance cash on hand
Hy balance uncollected....,
Total... I,:I3 IT
To balance from D. Moore fit II
To amount aasissod for 1H73 avo it
Total f7 SJ
By ord.rs lifted M 00
Ily trees 3 per ocnl. on B'nl.uo a as
Hy collector's S per et. on nil. 7ii a 0a
By Trees' 1 pur ocnt. on i:i.AdH S 00
Ily balance not collected lit 00
Hy balance In Treasurer's bauds. 320 oA
Total 7 H
KOAD. " " "
To balance from D. Moore
To amt assessed, Jos. Heubly ,
To " " Jas. Hauub
To amount unseated tax
To amount Jacob 0. Michaels
To error in Jos. Heubly'i order
f 1,1 lit (li
Hy amount of orders lifted
Hy work paid eltlsens
Hy taxes worked out
II j Tress' It per col. ou S4IS.0I
Hy bal. of doplicaU-s te collect.
Hy amount in Treasurer's bonds.
f 1.210 05
To balanne of School fuod
To 41 Poor
To M Hoed "
Total balance dun township tt'l 05
We, the undtrslgnrd Auditors, having exam,
incd lha receipts and vouchee of the District
Treasurer, eertil'y the forrxoios; to be a trne and
correct statement of the l'uor, Itoad and School
funds of Kartltnus ("wnnhip fur 1S7.'1.
K. V. cot -IHIKT, )
(inpFIIKY FISIIKR, I Auditors.
Kartbaue township, Aug. It, 1974. -St
1ST OF JUROItH.-
falif of (.rand and Traverse Juror drawn
fr Hrjitcmbfr term, eoinmrneiri); on tbe fourth
Munilay (2Stb), and continuing lor three woek :
anaKD j i-mori.
J. ti. (iUpwow.BewarialR. P Tivlor Garbvn
(lo. W. Michley, llt-ll
a)cM On I. HOJOT-
David Hoam Brady
H. II. Mrftir. "
Jonathan Huland, Cbeit
J. A. Faut...a'lerlU..I
II. F. Biglor, ,
II. Fauit. ..t'arwenitvHItj
A lira to Gat ci, "
Jm. McNeal Jordan
II. W. Snyder, ..awrei.ee
aiah lianoock, M
ft. L. Fergana..!.. City.
John Flynn l'ona
Ili'Kh Mulku I'ike
Win. Luther, Woodward
TB A VKRR JURitta FIKHT WKKK.
Jo. Pant-more ItHLJuba W. O inter, G
Aliram Prarce, Hradford
John frterHf "
Kl. U. Ilayni HraJr
Jcwfc Carlike, '
J. II. Itcunu l, Covirit'n
Jacob 1). tSnuki1,
Jo. Htcplienniti, "
Jno. A. Grvg'iry,
H. V. Kintf, w
Amtin litis Ilugtoi
Thru. Myera, Karthan
Kd. Mi'irvtrv, "
J. W. JuhnMon, Jordan
S . L. Itiibal, laawrenrw
Henry lltrnt, "
It. J. Coklin,
Jonnthnn ttfrden "
Wm. L. Mcrr.il. Unrrii
Ht-nry Addleman... I'ike
Wto. P. 11 ile.
M. K. M Divilr,
K. Ardrry, Curwnvillc
Tlii'l. .Varing... Decatur
M. MeUovern Ilirard
Wm. (1. iSh.iw...tjohcn
f w v'r...,0 0T,n Slev
D. Armftronjt, Dceearia! Ji-fin Cnnnly Cheat'
John 1. Genrhart(H-i7flF. Litiinger... Clearfield
George Turner, " I A. J. Jarkon,
Juhn Wilier, J. W, Rciter, Covington
J. Duuiharci-'r. Ura-irnl' J. Kinenhnwer... Graham
M. H. lMckennnn.ttnlicli
Robt. Mr Murray,
Priee A. Howie, Knrx
A. tSparkman, Lawrence
Wm. T. Irwiu,
J. Aughenhaugh, '
Henry GuIioU, "
JlU'lrb ItUTJfC, "
Kla Hoalt, "
David M-K inLcy.llrfu.T
J. M. I'.lllrthWait,
Geo. W. N older, "
Jtu'k. Hoover Morris
J. P. Fuftth, New WdsiVn
! Knjuh KihonWter, - Allen McDonald.... Pen
Jo,4 ri(.k,Vt bnmMt Jmct lfai,y(
i JuhB mrickvr, - IM. L. C. Eiaa Pike
. thiho wkcb.
...Roll 1 8. B. Row Clearfield
M j John Porter,
Bloom' Perry Mat tern... Decatur
Da. id Hell,
) liotah Boggt
Win. Conrad (lulirh
John II. Ktler, "
Havid liitcbinas. M
I . II U-i...
James ficofield... Huston
Henry Keiter, Karthai
B. II. Kirh Bradj.Jas. Forest...Lawrenca
I l.nMl.n Sevier. ' I il I. P. Tel.
Wih. P. Tate,
Geo. Ardcry, M
M. W. Jrtinon.,.Penn
J. P. alt-Kendrirk..Pike
Klatu Pasimora, M
R. W aring.... Woodward
j 8 McCorBJlek nurnsidc!
)cnj. Klinn;er t hrst
To parchn Store, or an tnUivrt in ot:e,
il,1Br in wnry or town, on or oil line of Kai
road, In a gnoj farming r mining diitriet. A-l-drem,
ftating trrma, loeatln, Ac, with nnme and
address. JAS. JOHNSON,
City Engineer's Office,
sogli 4t Allegheny City, Pa,
EAD THIS 1
The an dorri ened haring reeeiTed from the
eastern ilio Ib Utettt and itioit fashionable col
or and styles for nil kin. If of ptv.nting, be would
' ''ref..rerr1.peetfnNv Inform theril.ien-of Clear-
i Bold nd VKI-"l.v be ' pr.pr."t to nn
Uniien. Ritrn anH OrnaimPntn! P.l!ntini?.
i"- - e," - oi
in th most modem and approved styles.
PAPKU IlANllINCl AND (IRAlMNd M Al'U
A!l work dune at (he roort reanonnhle prices
and entire Atiftinn gnarantred.
fihtip on Market ftrcot, onpoxlta the Alls
gheny Iloue. J. L. KHA'lLK.
April I, 187lr-flin.
TV"OTlCK TO TAXPAYEKS.-Tlie
1.1 taxpayers of I.awrence townxhip are here
ly not i tied to pay tlveir Hcluivl Tax t the unlrr
nigncd, at his re.ienr- , on or before the l?t 'lay
ol' Septe)Hr 04'Xt. Thof who head thi ati
will save j per e nt. on their lax, after which
lima & p rT. nu will added.
Law i cn oo timnnhip, Aug. &, l74.-3l
(1 AlfTlOS, All perffttt are hereby warned
J againat purehaaiug or .meddling with the
following personal property, riit one red hvifcr,
three tons nf hay, thirty dozen of rye and srven-ly-tive
iloen of out, nna in my barn in Hr-Urd
township, lite nme having been pun haied by
nic from Junalban Wiser, Jr., and l-lonfr b tuo
JONATHAN W1HKB, S
WiHidlan l, Ang. A. 1371 31.
rpiilAL LIST LUt of Caimf
I down for trial at August Irnn, A. D. 1 87 4 ;
, . AA
! t wore tVJ, ',", ".',..'
, v. Hiekornian.
.. S. OnMagher.
, vi, Caldwell.
, vs. Munron.
vs. I1 a i" more.
. vt, Sttiner.
,., va. Hyer.
,n vs. Leonard.
,. vs. Forest.
,M va. Fulkeraun,
.. va. AnMI.
,., V. I.allagher.
.. va. Hoekinlterry.
.. VS. llarnes.
! Reed"! .
t (,n-l '"
Rlomm. t"..!!r 1"...!
i flyer '...'..",',."1','.'"'..!
i M over" "
! piirk """
Certified from the Reeord thi ilth dny of June,
A. D. 1N74. A. C.TATK,
WO Hi.IlX.K nUILDKR.S.Tho
1 Ukdaratgned onnnnlttn, appointed hy th
bounty i'ommisslonrs to superintend tne ew
Hon nf a Bridge arms the
llraneh of (he
Susquehntina River, near the moulh of Peer creek,
' Girard (ownshlp, hereby rive n ft tiro that thiy
1 IU reeefre proposals until TMlUtSO AY, thelmh
r ai uiM' Mavi. rrtr mr snrtiiia ann ci-nf
I plHon of the same. (Separate proposals will he
' eonsidered for the stona work, and the superilrue-
1 'r whole, n inner win oe r"(
1 to furnfsh amnio tefuritf for the completion of
'hlr wnrk. Plana and speelneallons ean be seen
"y "iiibg i' e . Mirmao t tM fommure,
TBOB. H. FOR CRT,
' r - I.. 1.. M. COI'IHUKT,
' ''i? i.a I" ..i PATRICK CI'RLKVi
r . JNO. J. PU ARH,
" ' FRANCIS II I'tlAR,
Hrahamtan, July 29, 1H.4. Commiiire.
1 J ' ' WIlaLIAMHPuRT. PA.
Foil both aatea.' A fall ettrpa of experienrea
tehirrs. ('ivwmrpated in the Nlalein appllan-'e
for aeuitin a 4litnitKb eilueatirn. Pttidenls re
eel vh for n slngta trrm, or for a longer neriod
Chargra md arete, rail session begin August
aiih, For furthnr inrcrmition and oataloguo ad
dress, Rev, KDWAiU) J. Hit AY, Prest.
July) It . Wllliamsiiorli