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' GtoBot B. Ooodukdib, Editor.
WRDNKSDAY MOKNINO, JAW. M, !?.
Rrfnv. If van want lo hnow wbnl II Reiug on
la Iho buiiniH world, luet read our edrertiitng
oolomoe, the Spnial onlutnn la pnnleulnr.
Hotel certifying lia recently boen
adopted at profession. Nice berth !
John C. Barr, of Pittsburgh, has
linen niiiinintod index clerk of the
limine, at Washington, ;
Conoriss. Thi body i iu soasion
but thus for has passed no aet which
will result to the injury of the country,
or any body olsc.
So, eo ! " Is this the 76ers' tavorn?"
is tho inquiry mado of our hotel keep
ers occasionally. Such is the now run
of business. How cute some people
are, anyhow I
There is a bill pending in the Ohio
legislature makingprofane oaths worth
fifty dollars each. If tho bill becomes
a law and is onforced, tho Stato ought
to bo able to pay off tho national debt
in a short time.
Hon. llcister C'lymer, member ol
Congress from this State, has been
dosignnted chairman of the National
Democratic Campaign Commlttco.
The announcement of the full commit
tee will bo made in a few days.
I Domestic Fkucitt. Tho Venango
Sjiectator, says :
About onee month New Cntll- women hat
her husband nt to jail for beating bar. She
para bit ana and goti him oat of prieoo Juet
n-gulerly aa ibe puti him In. Lait weak iba bad
to radio off the lemilT Blblo to ralro tho fundi
neooeeerj for hU releaae,
Tho National Republican Coinmitteo
met in Washington week before last
and fixed upon Cincinnati as the place,
and Wednesday, June Hth, as tho
time for holding tho National Conven
tion. Following is the final voto on
tho selection of the placo : Cincinnati,
22 ; Chicago, 18 ; Philadelphia, 3. ;
Hon. James B. Hock, Democrat, was
elected Vnitod States Senator by the
Kentucky legislature, on tho lflth inst,
tho voto resulting as follows : Bock,
lOli ; Wadsworth, 15 ; Wm. Preston, 4 ;
J. Proctor Knott, 1. Mr. Bock is one
of tho ablost und most upright stales
men in tho Union.
, Prosperity. ThoBollefonto Watch
man, in alluding to the prosperous
times ovor in Centre county, snys :
Too buafntii ultho Bhertft"l onoebneeM'umu
laird ao fast receully, that tho new Sheriff war
ohliri.'l to delimit eii or eoveo drputteato netitt
him for a time. Among tbo drriiitie Ihna am
t.yed were ei-8hrifte Shaffer, Woodriog sod
Kline. Tlia hoeioerl or sell ing people out which
now pre the new Htirrlff, ie a (read eomment
arjr on ludieel good tlmoo. Thov promtted encb
glorioue tlmei, jou know,
Blaine! Tho Danville Intelligencer
snys: Tbe old adngo is "An apostato
is worso than ten Turks," hence we
are not surprised at Blainos, animosity
towards the Catholic's he being a ren
egade from that fuith. It is in the na
ture of such changelings to turn fierce
on the nnrsing mothor of their earlier
years and repay thorn with 'curses
deep and dark." And Blaino is no ex
ception to the rule.
(ioorgo P. Howell, of New York city,
has been authorized to construct a
building upon the Centennial grounds
for tho exhibition of files of American
newspapers. If carried out on the
plan proposed it will be an extensive
building, sufficient not only to exhibit
files of 8,000 publications, but arranged
to serve as a joumulist's headquarters
with dosks and tho requisites for a
gigantic reading room.
Committee op Abranoments, Hon
II. B. Wright, chairman of the Demo
cratic Stato Central Committee, has
appointed the following commlttco to
take charge ot tho arrangement neces
sary to ho mado for tbo holding of the
Stato Convention called to moot in
Lancaster on March 22: A. J. Stein
man, Daneastor j V, Hays Grior, Col
umbia; Titos. A. McDevitt, Philadel
phia; Goo. A. Kuhn, Pittsburgh ; Wm.
Some itlea of tho extent to which
llreat Britain is dependent on this
country fur grain supplies may be
gained from tho fuct, stated in a recent
English report on tho subject, that
during the flit pen years ending 1874,
the quantity of wheat or its equivalent
in flour imported in tho Tinted King
dom was 628,141,861 hundred weight.
of which nearly one-third was supplied
' by tho United Suites, and loss than
one-third by Russia.
The Votk. The joint convention
of the legislature proceeded, on the
i;)lh hint., to count tho vote cast for
Governor anil Stnto Treasurer, in this
Htata, at the last election, which re
sulted as follows; For Governor, John
F. Iliirtruiill received 301,175 votes ;
Cyrus L. Pershing, 2!'2,lt5; liolwrt
A. llmwn, 13.214. For Stato Treas
urer, Henry Ilawle received 302,875
votes; Victor E. Piollelt, 203,150 ;
JCIijah K. Puiinypai kcr, 12,4u8.
JUI l.KIIIBI.ATi .. ilm body is
now engaged in business at Ilarrisburg,
but thus fur has nut produced a sensa
tion, or passed any laws for tho bene
fit of the people, iu any particular sense.
The inemhoi of both iiouos soems to
take more interest In thoso things
which add lo their personal enjoy,
incut, than lo tho interest ot their con-
slit uenls, (juile sniu mfWof bills have
Iwen reported in both branches,' but
what tlieir fate will he no prophet can
ili finc at this time.
"Injuns" About. It seems that
there are still some Winnobago and
oilier Indians about tho War Depart
ment, as well as in the woods, who re
ly on public plunder. Tho House sub
committee on Indian A flairs began its
investigation on Tuesday of last week.
The committee is looking after the big
's in Iho Indian service. Mr.
ita, of Pittsburgh, w ho testi6cd
e it on the first day of IU session,
x that lio hid from twenty-five to
iy par cent, hiwor for supplying va
rious articles to the Sioux Indians than
the parties to whom contracts were
XORDHOFF OX THE GOYERX
MEXT." Air. Chariot Nordhnff, heretofore n
prominent Itadical newspaper corres
pondent and book wriUir, soems to have
got an overdose of Radicalism at last,
uud baa recently undertaken to tell
tho truth about some very important
I tacts. Ilia letters from the South last
summer to the New York Herald, have
been revised and reproduced in book
form by tho AppleUins. Mr. Nordhoff
addresses them to the President In a
pungent littlodedication, assuming that
if be bad been able to give as much at
tention to affairs at the South In 1874-6
as he did in 18G5, there can be no doubt
that his Southern policy would have
been very different. Mr, Nordhoff'
wrote only what ho bonostly believed,
and tbe conclusion with which be en
riches the present volumo, are drawn
from tbe whole scope ot hi observa
tions in the Cotton States. Some of
these conclusions are, that there is not
in any of the State any desire for a
new war, or any hostility to the Union;
that Southern Republicans are unrea
sonable in complaining that the whites
do not yet rejoice ovor their defcet.and
that they still admire their own lead
ers; that the ostracism of Northern
men moans tbo ostracism ot corrupt
men, and loose woo maito common
political cause with them ; that there
is intimidation on both sides; that there
are no wrongs now in the South, which
the Interference of the Federal govern
ment oan correct: that those States
which have been under Republican
control have been shamelessly misman
aged, while Georgia, which has boen
ruled by Democrats, has boen well
managed ; that in Georgia the nogroos
own more real estate, and pay moro
taxes, on moro property, than in any
other Southern Stato; that general
manhood suffrage is danger to any
coramuLity, whore the entire body of
ignorance and poverty has been massed
by adroit politicians on ono side,- and
that, when Federal interlerenco at tho
South ceases, (lio negro voto will fall
off from natural causes.
This writor was a zealoug Grantito
until ho went South and saw tbe re-
constructioa policy of bit idol practi
cally demonstrated. It, is a notorious
fact that every Radical ot good charac
ter who has travelled through tbe
Southern States since 1805, comes back
disgusted and astonished at the con
duct of his party tnends in those
Stntos. Even Vice President Wilson
with all his prejudices which he had
treasured np against tbe southern peo
ple for 25 years, whan he made pil
grimage through thoso States was
a mated and alarmed at the rascalities
of his party friends and boldly pro
claimed against the policy of the Ad
ministration In that section. And, yet,
after all, this there are a number of
tools who want to see Grant ro-elocted.
Nordhoff, bowover, is not one of them.
WASIiniJUME-GKANTIBM. Tho St.
Louis Republican calls attention to the
lollowing curious advertisement which
appeared in the New York Clipper, tbe
well-known sporting paper, on the 30tb
of last October :
WANTS' D For W. 1. slilr'o Great Ameri
oan C trout, Peril, Frunoo, tho palaoe etreni
of tho world, aoutaining oigbiv-two talunoaol;
tornifhed pritale boioe, and a Mating oapaeity
of oeven Uoneaod lea hundred a riaiT.ot.aaa
saaaiaps M4La and rasaLB aipsa.
. Addreee, etsting loweel tarmi and boeiaMl,
Oaarfoy Waessi sas,
No. 14 Kilt Fllleenle Ureal, Maw York,
Up to Hot. Ji.
This Mr. Gratiot Waebburne is tbe
son of the Minister of tbe United States
in Paris, and has just been appointed
Socretary of Legation at St Peters
burg, with a salary of 14,000 a year in
gold. Tbe Republican states that when
ho came borne in October for the pur
pose announced in the above advertise
ment, he bad a leave of absenco from
his fathor, and drew at the same time
bis salary from the Government as
Second Socretary of Legation in Paris,
and anothor salary as the agent of the
fjroat American Cirous-7-al! of which
is according to the principles of Grant
ism. The National Deuocbatio Con
vtNTioH. Tho National Democratic
Committee will meet at Washington
on tho 22d of February next, to deter
mine the tlmo and place tor holding
thoir Convention to "dominate candi
dates for President and Vice President.
As the Republicans have selected the
14th of Juno, It may be assumed with
confidence that the Democrats will'
choose later day, in order to profit
by any blunder of their adversaries, and
to improve on their platform, whatever
it may be. Thora seems to be a gen
oral belief that the Convention will bo
held in the West, and already there is
a sharp contest among the friends ol
the rival candidates for the city to be
chosen. Tho supporters of Mr. Hen
dricks mako their point at St. Louis.
Those of Mr. Thurnian prefer Clove
land, while followers of Mr. Ttldun and
Mr. Bayard naturally incline to some
Stranoe TniNiis The trial of Lan-
dis for shooting UriCarruth, tho editor
at Vincland, Now Jersey, is underway
and, in view of the testimony and plead
ing of the lawyurafor the defense, tho
main question appears to be whether
the doctors did not kill Carruth by
probing tho wound. In fact, the doc
tors themselves appear to be on trial
The little preliminary scrimmage that
endod in Landit putting a ball in Car-
ruth's brain, and thus pavod tho way
for the probing, seems to be a matter
of secondary importance. If doctors
don't want to bo bang or sent to the
States prison they'd bettor not go fish
ing after balls in other peoples brains.
Oi-positio to Lea. Formidablo
opposition to the confirmation of tho
lion. George Lear, as Attorney Gon-
eral, it developing itself at Ilarrisburg,
A dispatch to the Philadelphia Timet
says that "He (f.car) himself regards
his confirmation as doubtful, and only
mputes unworthy purposes to bis as
sailants. Unless tho opposition shall
voluntarily surrondor tbe contest, hit
ovorthrow ia certain, aa it require two
thirds of all the Senators elacted to
confirm. ' It is calculated as certain
that seven of th sight Philadelphia
Senators will oppose bin."
Deatii or Mas. Andrew Johnson,
A special telegram from Greenville,
Tennessee, anoounoes the death ol
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, which occurred
at the reaidenoe of bor dnughter, Mrs.
Patterson, on Uto evening of the 15tb
inst. She bad never fujjy rocovored
from the shock caused by the sadden
dcBtb of her husband. She was SB
years of age.
WHAT S THE HA TTER :
The Philadelphia Timet puts it in
this way :
"HoBstaf Sberaaan'e raentaptios aot baa boon la
forra sow MO ywar, and the falluraa during that
0 oar faul up r.t t, with liaJilliiiee of $lul ,n,3M,
bile in 174 Iba feilarea wen J.SJ0, with llet.il
lliae of lee,ll,aeii. It baa not brought tbo
auuutry aay nearer ipeeie peyeianle, bat br
frightening eepilatiota away from IseeetoMntl,
and laeroaateg tbo diepoailiea to board money, It
bee nnltipllrdtho eiabarraeeuaata of bweineea,
with tba reeult aboea reoerded. Il le now two
yoeri and a half alar tbaiiauie, and there ought
to be a rapid and marked Improvement is averj
braaok af tndaetrf and trade. Thai thorn te not
li la grant part dna to tka slapiditf of tba dam
ngoguaa la Congroet."
That Is the truth in part; but it is
not the bottom fact. The real cause
of the widespread bankruptcy which
now prevails baa boon caused by the
party in power, a majority of whoso
agent are nothing more than a horde
ol public plunderers. These very men
have stolen revenue enough since 1805,
to pay half tho National debt. Tho
Stale Treasuries, in a majority of the
States, bave boen depleted in a similar
way, until public confidence baa boon
forleited. The political pirates who
havo bad charge of the ship of Stato
for 15 years bare stranded the vessel
and plundered it of its valuables. Aud
the people are not ton blind yet to see
what is going on,
Thorelore, business will continue to
docline while tho present dominant
party remains in power. We noed not
look for a change (except for tho
worse) until the people mako a change
In the rulers at Washington. Tocontin-
ue Grant, or any of bis crew, would be
an invitation for moro demoralisation
in commerce and the industries of tho
country. Turn the party In powor out
of office, and business will revive every
where. The man must be exceedingly
blind who cannot see his own interest
in this light- Why continue to drift
toward ruinT Why not swap rulers
alter having been cheated for fifteen
SVMXHR vt BLAIA'K.
It is conceded on all banda that the
late Senator Sumnor was a great man,
although fanatie on some smull points
He was literally crazy on tbo subjeel
of slavery, but a giant statesman npon
tbe question of porsonal and State's
rights. While tho demagogue, Blaine,
is ranting and raving in Congress over
the question of Union and permanent
poaco, Senator Sumner sejids from the
grave this solemn protest against tho
course of the modern Maine-iao indi
"I am for peine fn reality na In aama. From
tbo bottom nf mr heart I am for peaoe and i
welooiae all whieh makae for peaoa. With deep
felt oatiefertioi I remember that no eitiern wni
draw hie aword agatnet el bae auffered by the
bond of tbo eueeattoner. In Juat aeeooiatlen
wits thte bataeuilj will be tbo trmmpa or equal
righto, when the promieea of the groat daolara
tioa are felnlled, nnd our people ore nnited ae
never heiore ia tee enduring tellowentp or 00m
mon oltieenahip. To tola and there meet
reeonellialina. Nor oan 1 withhold my hand. I
treely aeeept tba hand that la offered, and reaoh
forth my own In friendly grnep. 1 nm agnlnet
tbe policy of beta. nm againel fanning aooieat
flemee into motioned life. I am againtt raking
in tbe nabae of Ibo paat for ooele nf Ira yet
burniag. Pile up tbo nahee, axtlogaieh the
naniaa, anoinn me sate, la my deilra.
How different that reads trom the
babblings of "the gentleman from
Maine." Blaine displayed statesman
ship in the Chair, but he is a full
fledged demagogue on the floor, and
what credit he gained in the one posl
tion he is losing in tbe othor.
Tue Grangers' Meetino. The
farmers of Clearfiold county made a
magnificent turnout on Tuesday even
ing of last week, to hoar our old friend,
Col. Victor E." Piollct- The court
room was crowded, a largo number
of those present boing ladies. The
Colonol delivered an excellent address,
full of practical hint to the faimor,
and, In fact, to even-body else. What
tbe inside workings of the organization
are, we, of course, do not know, nor
did Mr. P. ell bis audience; but we
have no doubt that those who started
the Granger movement designed that
good result should flow from it. We
hope our Clearfield farmers will practi
oally tost some of the theories put
forth by tbe State Lecturer. Nothing
can be lost In tosting sensible theories
Our "Common Sense" correspond
ent hat produced a sensation in certain
quarters. Nevor mind, " patriots" (?),
we expect to put the whole of ye's on
tho "ragged edge," g Jicechor terms
dirty work, before spring. Why, we
can to-day enter any lodgo of 70crs in
thoacounty, so far as grips, signs and
passwords are concerned, nnd if wo
had ono hundred dollars to spend fool
ishly we could get the nam of every
member in tho county before tho 22d
of February. Boys, we arc inside, and
wo aro getting a good photogmph
ready in order that you may tee your
selves as others ace you.
Our home "Common Sense" corres
pondent failed to bo on hand this week,
hut we understand he will furnish a
a double-header next week. Wo sus
pect that he is being initiated into the
mysteries of the'JScrs. Ho has prom
ised us a list' of tho nuiscs of the
"patriots" hereabouts. We hope he will
not fool us on this point. The name
of "patriots" should never bo concealed.
Tho modern Washington, Jefferson,
Franklins, and other homos, should bo
posted on cvory corner, so llmt the
rising generation may know who the
world's reformers are. ,
Chairman Morrison. Col. Wm. R.
Morrison, the Chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee, commanded
tho Forty-ninth Illinois regiment in
tho bloody engagements on tho ex
treme right of General Grunt's linos at
Fort Dnnclson, where he received a
muskot-shot through tho body and was
reported among the killed. He rocov
ored, however, but was nover able to
return to service, and tho nature of his
wound a shot through the lungs is
said to bo the cause nf his inability to
make a speech of any length.
U . J 1
Tho Kt angehsts Moody and Sankoy
hsva rinsed thoir revival sorvicos in
Philadelphia. A collection nf about
1100,000 wa raised at tho last moot
ing as a thank-offering, to enable the
Young Men's Christian Association ol
that city to complete their new build
ing in time for tbe Centennial celebra
tion. Tbe expenses of the revival
services, amounting to nearly 130,000,
wore alt mot by voluntary contributions.
Hi Loose Tonuvi. liro. Moody's
unprovoked assault npon tbo Jews has
crettud a widespread sensation only
second to Bishop "Gil" Haven's mnom
ination of Gen, Grant, and by press
and iioople he ia roughly conduronnd.
On Saturday Rabbi Morale, of the
Seventh Street Synagogue, Philadol-
nnia, nreaciieo a strong sermon upon
Mr, Moody's attack upon bis race, and
tt)P Jews of New York intend to call a
public ineeting to protest against the
POLITICAL TRAM VS.
Ma. Emma : I want a little room
in your columns to express a few
thoughts on the current issues of tho
day. You are aware that the country
la bothered a irreat deal wild " I ram ps.
beggars, loalura, bluek-legs, played-out
and corrupt politicians, who aro just
now practicing all manner of devices
10 gain powor ana posiiiun tor ittu pur
pose of public plunder. The country
is lull of nioml and financial baiikiupts,
who wish to recover from their fallen
estate ; hence, such men are ready to
practice any Iraud upon too voter, in
oruer to obtain recognition ami posi
tion. Tho labor interest is their chief
hobby now, fur the benefit of thomondi
cants aforesaid. This interest is a sub
ject that has boon tho study of all the
good and great statesmen ol tut and
oilier nations. How they have suc
ceeded in establishing a fhino for the
luhorer, mochauie and furmer.the great
ness ot our gloriuos country proclaims.
How wo luivo grown from a hunill'ul
of farmers and mechanic to number
millions, the whole world has been
made acquainted, and to-day nearly
every civilized nation upon the luce of
tbe globo is preparing to eelebrute the
Centennial year ol our indeitenuunco.
How has this beon accomplished ?
Through the influenco of secret, oath-
bound political conclave r Ao, sir !
The history of all such organizations
tue world over is against thorn lor good
results. In nearly every caso, tho re
sult has brought misery riot and blood
shed. Only by an honest, open, straight
forward course ; by appeals to tbo in
telligence and patriotism of tho massoa
and having correct pJiWiples of politi
cal economy, and tboso pnncipleslreely
and openly discussed by and amongst
tbe masses. Thus, by those means tho
honest yeomanry ol tbis country proved
themselves equal to the tusk ot hold
ing officials responsible to the trusts
Confided to them ; by those means are
we mado a groat people to-day. Are
tho masses less honest or intelligent
to-day than heretofore ? Do they de
sire to place themselves on the plut
formofl854 KnowNothingismf Aro
not tho present secret political organi
zations the outcroppingsof the former
a rekindling of that fearful hate and
proscription then practiced ? Are they
not now more contracted and prescrip
tive against Ihoir own kindred than
1804, naming nono but laborers and
mocbunica for office ? Professional
mon of every class are ostracized. A re
they not more wicked aud dungorous
than their progenitors? Tbe object
then was to defeat our distinguished
citizen, the Hon. William Bigler, who
was our nominee lor Governor, against
whose public or private character noth
ing could be said, and tho election to
oflico of the iiomimnee ol tho Know
Nothing party was the result. The
objoot now ia tbe same.
r ollow-Uomocrats, wo appeal to you 7
Cannot von see turouirli the llun de
ception ? The objoot is to elect some
other than the JJeinocralio nominee
for President in this Centennial your.
Tho elements opposed to Democracy
are vigilant ; they are scheming in ad
vance, luese are tarts winch al
should study. You who still rcvoro
the names ot our illustrious dead-
Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Jack
son and Douglass do you now desire
to say by your actions that you have
discovered that their views of political
economy were wrong ami tho only
and proper way Is by secret, oath
bound political organizations for class
legislation and exaltation? Have we
not two great political parlies, each
of which havo their history, and their
history is the history ol this country ?
Aa Intelligent men, should wo not in
an impartial manner judge each party
or it history, anil. 111 that way arrive
at proper conclusions ? Is it the do
sire ot the large majority of those who
nave ana lest an interest in tho con
tinued prosperity of our country, that
tbe spirit of proscription against their
own relations and tnends shall bo fos
tered and made an issue? No! oh, no!
You desire no such things. Aro you
then willing to allow yourselves to be
made the dupe ol a class who would
use you and place you in a position
and combination to enable themselves
to nso you? Many honest and good
mon are now being carried along by
pleasant and plausible speeches into
these organizations a class, who are
ready to sacrifice everything to ambi
tion. Allow mo aguin to say, pause
and rolled. A r ABMEa.
Lumber Citt, Jan. 21, 1876.
STAVE AGrTcULI URISTS.
At tho quarterly meeting of tho ex
ecutive committee of tbe Suite Agricul
tural Society, tho following resolution
was adopted :
froojeeu, That tbla exooutlro committee roe
ommood to tbo inoctnlng renreeentativre of tho
rennrylvaats stale Agrloultural Hooiety Iho pro.
inoiy 01 omitting too nnnuni axninttion 01 IS70,
for the reaeon ibnt tbo eomuion deeiro of Ibe
eitlirse af Ponnrylvania la to enntribnta ta tbe
ouoeaoe nf the oommomorolton dnriog tbe year af
Iho complelios of tba Sret eeotary of our repnb.
lie ae a nation.
The following officers of the Stnto
Society were elected :
l'rosidcnt Ueorgo Scott.
Vice Presidents James A. McCroa,
(ioorgo Blight, A. L. Kennedy, Wm. S.
Uissel, A. D. Levering, David H. Bran
son, VVm. U. llolstem. Tobias Darto.
S. Spencer, Daniel H. Noiman. Jos.
P. Conner, Ira Tripp, Lyman Nuttinrf.
John A. Smull, James K. Cannalt, J. it.
8. Baker, John S. Miller, Daniel O.
Gchr. L. A. Macker. Georiro Ithev.
John Murdoch, Jr., Alex. Speer, Joshua
n rigai, J. 11. i.awson, j. v. nirkpat
rick, John W. Hammond.
Additional Members of tho Execu
tive Committee A. Wilholm, Abner
Rutherford, J. 8. Keller, Benjamin .
Peters, R. 8. Allon.
ISx-Prcsidents, Mombcrs of the
Board Frederick Watts, I). Taaeart.
Jacob 8. 11 nldeman, Thomas P. Knox,
A. Boyd Hamilton, Amos K. HtP
John 6', Morris, J. R. Kby.
Corresponding Secretary Blbridue
Chomist and Geologist S. S. Jlftldo-
Assistant Chemist and Goolouist
Librarian William II. Kglo.
GtUNTisM.-Tho investigations of the
Alabama Legislature, iu relation to
Sonator Spencer's election, devolop
tome ugly things. The allegations are
that he purchased bis election with
nimis abstracted trom the Mobile Post
Ofiloo, and that when tbo Postmaster
was arrested for ombezzlement Mr.
Spencer induced Attorney Goneral
Williams to enter nol. pros, and caused
the District Attorney of Mobile to bo
dismissed from office. These accusa
tions are spocifio enough, wo should
think, and 11 ought to be easy to put
them to tho test. Possibly A Homey
Gonornl Pierropont will ooncltido that
they concern his department of the
administration quite as much as tho
Senate Committee on Privileges and
Elections, What Spencer ha been
doing in Alabama ia just what Casey,
Kellogg, Billings and Packard have
boon duing in Louisiana, what Amos
doe In Mississippi, what half a tooro
of other typical carpet-baggers have
done tinoe reconstruction in other un
furtunato Stales, and what Grantiam
has upheld by patronage, by troops,
and by enforoomunt laws, Klevcn of
the bigh-toned legislators who eluded
Siencor to the Senate wore rewarded
from Washington with Federal ap
pointments. Congressmen who voted
to extend tbe opportunities of Gruut
ism 4y means of a new Force b!!!, and
whorfi their constituent declined to re
elect, were appointed by wholesale
to consulships and other comlorublv
plaoo. And tbe system still goes on.
' California tanking corporations are
now required to keep posted In a onn
spicnous place the amniof thoir stock
holders with their rosnectivo number
Utah reposes under twelve feet of
Coal has been discovered in Frank
A corry Jeweler has a clock which
first ticked in 1411.
A ton year old boy of Blair county
weighs 118 pounds.
Northumberland county is to have
a Centennial juil.
Pittsburgh has seveu daily and
twenty -three weekly papers. vi t
Tho Pennsylvania Railroad 00m
pauy operales 0,510 miles of road.
The Kansas Legislature ha elect
ed a darkey preacher an chaplain.
Minnesota tuxes her liquor dealers
to support the Stale Inubriute Asylum.
It Is reported that a Mormon elder
nus oeen gelling converts in Allentown.
There aro two hundred thousand
northern people in Florida this winter.
Sbamokin, Pa., claims to bave
built one house a day throughout tbo
year just, cioseil.
Tbe lour hundredth anniversary
of tbe discovery of America will tie
here in tilloen year.
Boston expects hereafter to be a
greai shipping port, with Interests both
in Kuropo aud In tho West.
Tbe fruitful-thoughted Minnesota
farmers have organized themselves into
a tree-pianiing association.
The Japanese contribution of works
lor exhibition at the Centennial em
braces eleven hunttrsd tons, '
Nebraska added thirty per oent.
10 nor population last year, nolwlth
stunding the pesky grasshopper,
Tbo on rollingand en irrossinir clerk-
snip in nntn branches ot tbo Iowa leg
islature have been given to ladies.
Largo stool works are about to
bo erect od at 1 icondoroca. whore Ethan
Mien once atolo up conqueringly in the
In the Ohio Senate recently a bill
was introduced imposing a fine of fifty
loiinrs ior taxing luo name ot Uod In
Brigham Younir is trettimr bald.
t-onsiuering everything, it is miracu
Ions tlutt he bas kept any of his bnlr
Tho rate of poslaire on third class
matter aro to be fixed at one cent for
two ounces, limiting the weight to
lour pounds. , ,
There are two editor, twenty
three physicians, eighteen lawyers, and
twelve clergymen in the Insane asylum
Rico culture on the Cape Fear
inverts now aepiorou oy the iNortb
Carolina newspapers as one of the lost
Industries of the country.
In Now Y'ork city il ha not rained
"to speak of," but 01100 since the year
bogan, and the street havo become
dusly beyond endurance.
The augar crop of Louisiana bids
fuir to exceed all estimates. The fig
ure are now put at 150,01)0 hogsheads
against 117,000 last year.
President Grunt and Jeff. Davi
are again on an ennui fooling. , They
recently ordered a bill of shoes from
the same firm in t'onncticut.
Tho British Government ia inquir
ing of tho United States with respect
to the operation of laws admitting tbe
testimony of accused person.
They ha vent caught Tweed yet,
but there i a young man locked up in
New York for stealing fouroent worth
of bread to koep from starving.
A Philadelphia paper states that
immense machinery for the Keely
moter haa been mado, and that by
spring it will be ready for busines.
Congress i endeavoring to pas a
bill allowing patent to farmers and
horticulturist who shall originate sr
aiscovor any now plant, irnit or tree
American ideas are furrowing tbe
worm, a lot oi plow and toed oorn
were shipped from lowa.reoently.to an
extensive planter at Singapore, British
Among tho nowspapors in Kng
land which died with the old year are
included all the religious paper start
ed during Moody and Sankey'a revi
The Y'osomite Valley ia aaid to be
growing unbearable on account of the
multitudinous toll bars and ticket offi
ce erected whorevor anything is to be
In 18.12 Gonoral Jackson-appointed
John Manifold Postmaster or Mud
dy Creek Fords, York county, and
John Manifold bas been Postmaster
there ever since.
At a recent dinner of the various
city missionaries employed in London,
graco was aaid in fourteen different
languages. There wa no aok of
tongue at that table.
The Trcdogar Company Iron
Works, of Richmond, Va., suspended
last week. About six hundred are
thrown out of work. The liabilities
During tho year lust closed thore
wore 699 fire in Philadelphia, aa
against (168 in 1874. The total losses
amounted to 110,279,821.13, and tbe in
surance 252.34". 20.
A lako a mile and half lonir br a
mile wido has just been discovered ill
luauo so densely Inhabited by trout
mat tney appear along the shores In
one continuous school. 1
Kdiynrd Richardson, prominent
grocer merchant of Maisilon. Ohio.
was shot and instantly killed by his
wife on the lfilh inst. She claims to
havo done it in self-defense.
Tho German resident of Now
York city are making preparations to
ceiunraieine ueniopnial fourth 01 July
on a acalo that will throw all other
coaimcinoralione into tbo shade.
They havo found a poinded Mor-
mou in I tab, and from the number of
dents in tho head, oviclently made with
a poker and flat iron, it it judged that
no nan at loasl thirty. three wives. ,
Tho most remarkable rnse on
record In bankruptcy has lust been
concluded In the Southern district of
Georgia, In which all claims were paid
in full, and a balanoe returned to the
The onvangelist Moody consider
tho revival in Philadelphia tho most
saccosnful he has yot been instrumental
ineffeeting. W hen election time oomoe
round wo shall bavo a bettor opportu
nity to judgo of the matter.
Tho latest sensation In Nashville
is tho birth of an infant in the theatre
there. If itsnaturalsiirronndinirs have
anything to do with its subsequent ca
reer, how many a private box pn tbo
ear tho poor clild is destined to have
in tho family circle.
. Ben Butler'a libel suit againtt tbe
Boston Herald waa decided in the Gen
eral favor, but M' fact that h waa
only warded one dollar's worth of
damagos, whore he olaimod $10,000,
reduce, the magnitude of the victory
to very mlMirotoopioal proportion!,
In November last, ft cLIM named
Jamea Critchfleld disappeared from b!?
Widowed mother'! residence at Conflu
ence, Somerset uh)ity, and fears were
entertained that he had been abducted.
Tb body wa found, about lao kyoeka
ago In the Yonngbiogbeny river, bpluw
Bradford, nVMta-tniHy .-nilat below
where the little fellow ia supposed to
have fallen In.
THK DISTRICT TREASURY.
1 Considerable debate ha sprung up
on this question, and by the time we
luy all the law, bearing upn tie aidV
juct, bedirour readers, tbty can; aft
intelligently! Wo last week; pnbliflitd
tho District Treiatiryj Act ud buhiw
will be found a -ActrWbich soems to
bear on tho question ot tbut, a well as
all othor muuivipal offiuera, and reads
aa follows :
AM ACT-Flllog and regalallng the tonne af
all manbote of oouoolle and all atbnr oily,
ward, borough nnd tnwnabip i-Soort, nseopt
log eebaol direjtore, elected by tbo people, aod
. tnog Iba time for orgenitaUwa of lha legieln
- lira datianaioSlovof Ibf ojwulflipaj governmnsU
of the CommoiiWtoltti and Ibe Inauguration of
me mayor 01 an tne aillee or tbo aaiaa,
BECTIor .H"vm,rted, . il'hiM
all members of couueils and all other
city, ward, boiuugh and township olfi
curs, excepting school director, to bo
elected on the third Tuesday of Vebru
ary next, or in any year Uiuroallur,
wboM term of oflico would, ander ex
isting laws, expire prior to the first
Monday oi -April, shall continue iu
office from the date at which said term
would otherwise expire, until the first
ilonday ol April next ensuing thereto;
and tho term of thoir successors shall
begin on the first Monday of April,and
shall continue for the period now fixed
fur the duration thereof by existing
rune 111 vuvu iini iieumc ciuto ; riiii Here
after all eloetiont for officers which
will be vacant on the first Monday ot
April, shall be held on tbe third Tues
day ol r ubruary nox t preceding thereto.
Sec. 2. That tho members of legisla
tive departments of the muiiioirjaiirov-
orniuenta of this Commonwealth here
after elected, shall ansumbl iu tbeir
respective places or meeting, for the
purpose of organising, at ten o'clock in
tue forenoon ol the tirst Monday in
April in each year; and that tbe may
ors of all cities oi this Commonwealth
shall be inaugurated and take tho of
ficial oath ut twelvo o'clock noon of
tho tamo day.
Sec. 3. That all acta, or part of act
inconsistent herewith are hereby re-
ArraoVED Tho 10th duy of March,
A. D. 1875. .
J. F. HARTR.YNFT.
ASSOCIATED PXES?. LETTER.
PhilaoeIiI-hia, Jan. 24, 1876.
' Till OREAT IXHIRMtiON. '
The Rrrptlan Commissioners to the
Centennial havo all arrived, and bave
takon a bouse near tho Exhibition
grounds, in which they will remain
until tho exhibition closet. They
brought with them the entire exhibit
of Egypt, numberingovor 6,000 articles,
curious and costly, nearly all of which
ia the property of the Khedivo. In
the miscellaneous department are
wcanont and ornament trom the
barbarous tribes inhabiting the" romoto
regions of Central Africa, iowols, om-
broidoriea in gold and silver thread
produced by the Arabian artisan of
Cairo, taken trom the .National Museum,
while the best specimens of agricultural
products are from the estates of the
Khedive. There are saddles of curious
ly embroidered leather, ornaraontod
with massive gold, cimetcra with
jeweled bills, furniture Inlaid with
ivory, silk curtains, and ladies jackets
neavuy emnroiuoroa with gold thread,
and there are also drain pipes, shovels,
hoes and axes, books for tho blind, and
drawing by the pupils in the polytech
nic school. , By the sido of the ancient
papyrus ono too the modern news
paper, the hippopotamus hide contrasts
with good, uvery-day calf-akin; the
chibouk and nargileh, with the Parisian
cigarette ; porcelain of European stylea
with ancient red pottery. There it no
end to curious articles from Soudan,
Dartour, Abyssinia, Uganda, and even
from the country of the Dwarfs.
in tue Agricultural jjcpanmcni
Egypt contributes a complete and ad
! ,1 . A . .1. . I & . L .
mirably classified collection of the
product of tho Nile Valley, the Oases,
ana tue coast 01 me jnodlteranean and
the Rod Sea. The displar of cotton
include specimens oi the crops oi . the
paat eight yean in all 2,000 sampl
wim tne price they brought In
Alexandria and in Liverpool.. Suirar,
raw and refined, it the next most im
portant article. All tbe grains wheat,
maize, barley, doura, ncans, ncas, flax.
vetch, lentils, sorghum, poppy teed ; a
great variety 01 useful fibres, beside
such well known ono aa hemp, flax
and ramie ; all the woods in Egypt, in
tactions of trees, polished on one tide ;
dates, olives, preserved fruits, etc., ap
pear upon the cauiogne. The locali
ties from wbioh all those products
come are given, and large map ol
"Egypt in the Centennial Year of the
Amerioan Jtopoblio, prepared express
ly for the Exhibition by order of the
Khedive, will enable the visitors to
study the geography and productions
01 me country at the same time. In
tbe Agricultural Department will also
be shown tobacco, indigo, chemical
preparations, perfumery, : Arabian
honey, specimens of marble and bnild.
ing stones and many other Interesting
things. 'i . t: - . -it.- -
The Amerioan Dairymon Associa
tion purpose putting up an Immense
cheese and butter factory on the Exhi
bition grounds, at which they expect
to tnrn out 2,000 pounds of butter per
day, and aa many tuna of choose per
oiem a are required to supply the do
mind, (rood rich eroam - ought to
oommand a high pries when this es
tablishment gels down to hard work.
Mr. Brown, who stabbed bi wife at
Fairmonnt Park last July, has boen
sentenced to 12 yoart solitary confine
ment, 'ibe murder was deliberately
nlannod, and tho wretch dinrerved to
be hangod by his cars until lllo wa
extinct, but Brown was drunk, and
tboso 20 drink; of crooked whisky,
according to our law, saved his bacon.
We have 2-4 committing magistrates
in this city, and during a single day
one ot thorn committed ten tramps to
the House nf Correction. No. 1 was a
baker, aged 2J years, No, t a black
smith, aged H, No. 3; a blackshitb'i
helper, aged 28, and were all trom
Pittsburgh ; No. 4 a laborer, aged 2a, '
No. 5 a laborer, aged 31, No. 6 a "bum
mer," all throe from Iew York city ;
No. 7 a laborer, aged 31, from Erie, Pa.,1
No. 8 a farmer, aged 4(1, trom Luzerne
county, Pa., No. 9, aged 21, laborer
from Now Jorsey, and No. 10, aged 40,
profesijQhsl btirqinpr from, thit city, 1
Spoakinj Rftram.pj remind tqo tlit'
roceiiuy tuey oave exmuiica a marxoa
disposition to attend church ; at Tab
ernacle Baptist church throo good
overcoat wore taken in mistako by
throo tramps, upon whom the elo
quence of the pastor appeared to make
a docp impression. At the church
where attend, tho leader of the choir
wore hi bran-new black ejllf. for tba
first tlmo last Sabbath, but a tramp
was o charmed with tho tweet strains
of melody made by the choir that he
.,.!,. 1 Il. ..f. I .1 . L.
iiHTlwe Jlt'illimru Hjrpi' lfl7a 11HV
for his own greasy cap, ,
John Schmidt, a member of 81,.
Ronlfbclua' Human Catholia church has
obtained a verdict agiUnst Archbishop
Wood for 11,283, being the sum
Schmidt deposited with J. W. Gerde-
man, tho late prjost of the parish, aot-
ing s the agent of Bishop Wood. -Tho
ha orr-jed, tq ho Hunrunio
nd if fa? ludgmc'uf. tlf tl,p
urt it austainod all who de-
posited tbeir money with the priest,
who tt ttno ahj'irod his ttlth, will
bring ault against the Bishop for the
money they- kit through the defection
offierdemaO. i, ... .',
It ia gratift ing lo joac . tommorolel
vanity te know that whiU the export
(torn JVesr l'ork,,cit .fell, off ,. over
twenty dn ntillnon dollar, the exports
laaas Uitolrih rifWlAWt.gl
during 1875 aa oompareel it 187. '
A scene or qnasnal occurrence took
place in our Court of Quarter Sessions
during the week. A woman named
Hubert waa tried lor tbe crime of
abortion; the jury disagreeing Judgo
Brine told tbera the rax was aa clear
as 3m noon-day euaj that it waa Juat
suck disagreements thb which Made
jury trials ft vookenrof Justice. ' The
judge ordered tliec.se toko trioI three
day later,, tad ott tho day tt the.
counsel of Mrs. Hubert came into
Court and stated that because of the
remarks made by tbe judgo to tbe
panel of jurors from whom tiioso are to
00 selected that are to try this case lie,
the counsel, felt that his usefulness in
this ease was al an end, and he pro
posed to withdraw. The judge jwr
mitted him to do so, remarking, how
ever, that sonio day not far distant,
- W wiir."teBwnjtr q out
irem a euse never ui step iiat-K iuu
Court as an attorney at larV 'The
judge holds that clients have rights
that oven lawyers must respect, aud
hereafter tbe attorneys of tbis city will
be cautious how they walk out in anger
leaving their clients to slutl for them
sevoa. n thit caso it proved of grout
service to Hubert, for tho attornoy
wnom trie jmige assigned to def end her,
aciiniiioq tne Madam.
Possibly tbo only China that ore
Tent our young bloods from wearing
inuir wime unen pamnioons this balmy
Juoo like weather ia tbe innumerable
quantity of bricks in onrsidowalks that
treacherously and nrOvoklngly cover
tune poois 01 muuuy water, which
squasn wnn wonaortul accuracy np a
fulllow'a pantaloons as be unsuspect
ingly steps upon mom. .-
The second inauguration of John F
Ilurtranft at Governor of Pennsylva
nia, took place at Ilarrisburg on Tues
day last, January 18lh. Notwithstand
ing tho unfavorable condition of tho
weather, the crowd in attendance was
immense, and tho display of military
etc., is aaid to have been grand and
imposing. His inaugural address Is a
plain, unpretentious document, and as
it will do nobody any harm to road it
we preaont it entire to our readers.
Here it ia
Gentlemen of the Senate ami Houte of
luprettnlauvet anil ruowttueiui
Three year ago, when the oath of
onleo was administered to me as Kxec
utive, I took occasion to express tho
sense of my infinite obligation to tho
people of the Slate who bad honored
me with repeated proofs of their confi
dence and good opinion, and it would
be unworthy affectation U I did not
now renew my aoknowledgmeuta to tho
same generous constituency, wbo.after
throe year atewardsbipol tho high
est office in tbeir gift, bave called tne
again to assume Its important duties.
Ibe continued tavor and Influxihlo
support my conduct of public affair
bas received from the citizens of the
Uommon wealth, bespeak" from mo 111
return, tbe utmost zeal and fidelity iu
their service, and my highest ambition
will be reached if my administration
will be remembered as an honorablo
one that studied and provided for their
best interests. 1 atill have-as exalted
an opinion of the great trust you bavo
conferred upon me as when first eon
fronted with its novel and grave re
sponsibilities, und despite tho experi
ence bad, am none tbe less distrustful
of my abilitio to meet its roqnireinonts,
but whatcror may be my other defi
ciencies, I do not know what it ia to be
wanting in attachment to my Stato. or
anuction lor ber peoplo who bare dis
tinguished me with so many obliging
and conspicuous marks of partiality.
I am not unmindful that the welfare
and progress of a State depend less
upon it government and ruler than
upon the habit and circumstance of
its citizen, and that no measure ofsJ
ministration oan produce any substan
tial good unions they are dictated by
publio opinion or are begotten of the
pnblio necessities. A people meet be
ripe for reform or reform can work no
permanent benefit. Invention stay
exhaust itself in oontrivanoes of publio
utility and ruler may be never so wiso
in their devices, but if tbe dispositions
and Intelligence of a people are unpre
pared for tbo reception of remedies
they will not take root in their affec
tion or affairs. : 1, 1 1
Imbued with these convictions, tbe
maxims for the oonduct of my admin
istration were easily formed. . It was
only nocemary to rosolvs that its acta
should bave no taint, that they should
be colored by no personal predilections
or warped by any lavorito theories,
and that inspired neither by fear or
favor they should aim to reflect ibe
people's will With the lights with
which Heaven has endowed me I bave
striven to adhere to those maxima, and
if at any time I have failed to conform
thereto it haa not been from lack of
patient investigation and honest exer
tion or of a tonder and jealous regard
for the honor of the State, but from a
misconception or misapprehension of
the wishes or needs ol the people. , In
the future then, as in the past, a the
Executive of the Commonwealth, lean
have no interest to serte that ia not her
interest, and can embrace no doctrine
or embark in any cause that will not
advance the material prosperity and
promote the enlightenment of her citi
zens. My opinion upon tho questions that1
effect tho government of the State
have boen presented in my annual
message and it is unnecessary to again
refer to thorn, i-
When we look aronnd us, gontlutncn
of tht legislature, how various, multi
form anil Intricate are the interest ot
our great Commonwealth,1 Certainly
it ie a proud distinction to he chosen to
administer tbe affairs of a State that
has within her limits so many of the
elements of empire and It behooves us
to sou to 11 that iioiiher 11a aigmtv or
prosperity suffer through any fault of
oars. Let us remit no effort that will
enlarge the happiness or benefit of her
citiaonti lot us oe qisiingiiisbeii by loy
alty to nor Intervals, hy a jealous care
of hor institutions, a liberal understand
ing of and a liberal care of her neoo.
sitiet.by humane attention to the wants
of hor poor and afflicted, and cnligbt
enod treatment of her criminal oIohkos,
and by a tolerance of opinion, political
and religions, so that when we are dis
charged of our trusts we can delivor
tlioin to our luooemors with the ap-
iravai ol' our conscience, and, let us
hope, with tho blessings of a gratoful
With this renewal of my obligations
as your Exocutlve, I invite the earnest
and active co-operation and counsel of
all (rood citizens, and Implore that my
official acta may have the natioUcm ,if
Divine Prrivjdonne, t'.-i ,
' BLAISE AX D KERR. I
The correspondent ot the Baltimore
Daily Jveirs thus balances these two
distinguished gentlemen at the point
of hia pen : .
Hr, Bluing appoara ta much better
advantage in tiio Speaker '1 chair than
upon the floor; there, hit readiness,
poise and Immense capacity of endur
ance, together with bit fairness a an
arbiter in parliamentary ntiettlons mado
him, trhile aimed, with the nae, many
friendt Iu both narlio. anu ther wore
po tittle lurpnsod to toe the once able
and dignifloq speaker, bellowing, boia
toront, out of order, quivering with
oxoitenierit, and, wbun, unable out
roar th malqritr, groping wildly in
tbe air (br the departed gavel and
trampling npon all tbe parliamentary
rule of which be bad been to long the
exponent. "" '' '
It it humiliating lo eo pur Idols de
thronod, but when they grove we
despite tbera. , Mr, pialnu's bo4 W
beeran diaajr With'tanltj') hie 'lopg
tenure of the chair ha made him arro-
gant and dictatorial. Hal not of the
rare few whom the possession of au
thority sobers, but of the vulgar many
whom It makes drunk. Ho haa been
poatod y the Hvpuhlmwi party, and
pitted fen tho bank bi WUiolaw liuid,
until lot oxhiblw Insoloncnj and afTocta
tionAliat would hardly bo tolerated in
aprulUt woman,' In a discussiou of
a Varliaoiciaian- Question he bad Iho
bad taste to bully tbe Speaker, saying
among othor thing tbat he hoped for
hi own (Mr. Kerr') sake he would
not decide against him ; but Mr. Kerr
calmly rtilsd against aim, -tod wan on
proved in his decision by ex-Speaker
lianas, una tue autuor or tho very
book on rules which Mr. llluino had
No two men could be in more M$
jug contrast than Mr. Kerr and Mr
uiame. iho diMcrence that first luT
prcNscs the observer is physical. Mr.
Blitirie has a powerful physique and
oxiibeuiiil, health, . Mr. (uirrhiM lu ith-
er health tmr strength. -Itift' hM' 1 he
sealo of advantage disnirss. -If Mr
ISIaino baa a better knowledge of the
mere letter of "parliamentary law,, Mr.
Korr has a moro profound iimight into
11 spirit and the prinoiploa wuicb uu.
dcrlie Ita fcrmulMA lir. Blaine is re
markably pert ; he irnuuU be at tho
head ut bis (last in any school anil al
ways rocito his niooo wjlh flippant ease.
Mr. Korr would, vary from, tho Ittxl
and hesitate, not from . deficiency of
knowledge or inability looomprohead,
but because -ot a philosophic criticism
of the, authority and a doepor penetra
tion than the book.' But these gentle
men bave loll School, and one of them
is nlmblo politician, while the other
it a reflective statesman and a great
man. .. - .. ....... .,r..e.
CRATIC STATE COMMITTEE..
"Pursuant to call, tho Democratic
State Committee mot in committee
room No. 12, In tho House of Repre
sentatives, at narrlsturg, on Thursday
afternoon, tbo 2Ath Inst, at 3 o'clock.
Chairman Wright called the committee
to order and aller having made a few
brief and appropriate remarks, the
committee proceeded to discharge the
duties which they had met lo transact
Tho Socretary, Goo. U. Kuhn, called
tho list of members, wbon the follow
ing answered to their names : .,
A. A. Laws, John W. Campbell,
John E. Fannco, A. D. Boileau, Thos.
A. McDevitt, James Atwull, A. U. Lad
ner, Georgo - Palkttt, S. L. Fairlamb,
Allen H. Hoist, Bcnj. E. Dry.'M. Long
aker, W. Hays drier, A. J. Stineman,
U. C. Raymond, J. 11. Foirol. Wm. Gos-
. fl U... IJ I I -
K. A. Meamish, A. J. Darling, Doloal' '.. V " j ' "
Rockwell, J. Ammcruiau, C. Hollen-
Brejmn. B. Ho on.
beck, Robert Sineford, Jcre. Carl, O. P.
Becbtel, A. J. Randall, W.J. Jack man,
E. W. Stehle. B. M. Noad, T.J. Buyer,
II. L. Johnstim, John 11. Ulil, S. C.
Thompson, Martin Williams, Jamea L.
Tanor, M. K. Wise, John Gilpin. Geo.
H. Kuhn, Thomas Fagan, Joim Coylo,
T. O'Lcary, Jr., B. F. Morris, William
If enry, M. 1 ark Uavis.
The following resolution was offered
by Chuirmnn Wright, and adopted
unanimously : r
R.tnttt, Thet the Dotnoemtle state Commit.
too of rVnnirlronle n-sl reapeetfully eux,i t.
me Uetnocrutie sierjoiaiuooiojtltat, ihepropriotj
ia Ihie Centanninl Tear of our oationel riirtrnra
Ihet the old Slate lluuee. In the eitr or Phil.,-.
nhia, bo doelxaatad ei a nielorio locality fr bold
ins Uio etnveotioa land tbat tba day ha tbe lib
of Jolt, 187.
Sevoral places were named as prop
er places lor holding tho next State
Convention, namely, Ilarrisburg, Lan
Ntttcr, AlUioiia, Washington and Read-
Lancaster received 0 votes, Ilarris
burg received 22 Totes, Reading re
ceived 1 Tote, Altoona received 3 votes,
and Washington received 1 Vote.' -..
A socond ballpt was taken which
resulted as follows Lancaster 21 votes,
Ilarrisburg 23, Altoona .f- ,
Third ballot resulted as lollows; Lan
caster 21 votes, Ilarrisburg 23 voter
'. It appearing that' Laneastei-Jisd t
ceivod a majority of all votes cast it
was resolved that tbe next State Con
vention be bold io tbat city.
- The following named member of the
committee voted for Lancaster: Messrs.
Laws, Boileau, Alwell, Ladner, McDev
itt, Pallatt, Fairlamb, Heist, Dry,long
aker, Gricr, Stineman, Fogel, Beamish,
Durling, -Randall, ttikpin, Kuhn, Fagan,
Coylo, O'Lcary, llonry, Davis' and
Wright, chairman 24. , " '. ,
The following voted for Ilarrisburg:
1, r-t l . 1 1 i - . - n . 1
Jiessna lampoon, raunos, , niwnjoiiii, ,
uotnort,. ototaer, uooaguau, itocaweu,
Ammorman, Hollenbock, Swincford,
Carl, Bochtel, Jackmau, SUihle, Noad.t
I) 7 1 I'll n-1 ii-.t
noywr, rfouiiwoii, iiui, 1 nomjwion, n u -
lisms, Toner, Wise and Morris-r-23,
After considerable discussion, oh mo -
tion of Mr. Coyle, ot Allegheny county,
Wednosxiay, tho 22d day of March, at
12 o clock, m., was agreed upon unam-
moualyas tho timo for holding aaid
M. Park Davie, Esq., offered tho fob
lowing resolution !
ffreefeetf, Thnt the DenorratloprTtt thraognvnl
the Stale fa reonert topublleh than prooen-llnni.
Adopted unanimously. - , -
-The Hon. Delo lioekwell offered
tho following resolution '-
feeefceo), Thnt wa beieba Under aw wrthjr
the Hon. Utadriea a. ncni, Iho
IUiLi at the Dmmiim of the Slain of Prttnael.
raala for tbo able and ofie-onl manner In whioh
ba dlaobarged hia dnllat ea ohairmaa of thle som-1
mitteo during Uio laat aampaign. ' ', , . , I
Tbo oiiostinn was nut by the Socre-!
tury, and adopted without dissenting
On motion or Lanlain hairan. the
committee adjourned to meet at the
call of the chair. , .
' ' ti aa on an 1 1 ) f 1 '."
The Philadelphia rimMsuytf A few)
weeks ago, when tbe Itepiililicatis in1
the House were wasting no largo a
measure of buncombe in au uttempt lo
put the majority into a lalse altitude'
toward their soldur employee, it will
le remembered that the Ohio LcgMu-;
lure hostelled to their annislanco ivilb
a aot ol'sprend-eagl resolutions, severe, j
ly reprimanding the Uomoemis in t i
gross lor their "traitorous conduct.
Thoir wonderfully disinterested patri
otism has now met, wo regret to say,
witb a melancholy tummc. On Wud-
a,....!-.. 1 . ...I 11 1.1 , I
jority iiVtbe Senate, laving iJiiMd in ,
nomination lur a clerkship, tut name ,
ol an-aldo-lKHlind AIncaii, wlio had
proved aorvioeabl in local polities,
were contentedly awaiting the discom
fiture of the minority, thoy were start.,
led hy the nomination of a mie-lcgged
lloutonant, who had fought all through
the war, from !''ort Donulson lo the
battle of ltentonyllle,'N. O.,- Mnivli,
18U5, a gooil Itepriblican and Voter flu
Governor Hays as tho Democratic can
didate. Tlia Kepublioun sew ttii j
hd fallen into a trap ; but it was too
late to retreat, and being ashamed to
era-1 out, 1 they eleottit Ui tailored
rhart.' That dono, their flrat1 thought
wa "revenge," ami they named Hu
the next rlorkibip 1 imoturatgil toldiiv
of their own chuoaiinj;, expwling, ofi
wiii-we, wiuo tae iipjamiiion woiiiu votv
against him. But the Democrats had
no intention of being caught napping,
and they at once made tbe nomination
unanimous. Then the Republicans,
il,l .ilk l..-i .!,, .J. .11
wild with chagrin, threw away all re
serve, and nominated ita the remain
ing ufllee a on armed hero, who. as
luo iis'st reporter lacoliousiy puisj it,
"had lost his hnd while fighting a Be-
C-' esn saw mill up. ia, the Weatern
rve." . , Tho minority offsoi this
gallant follow With, thoir original can
didate, the one-legged haitlonaat, and
once iure compelled the majority to
go on record at rcfAitina oflico to the
very men whose claim on Caroa
Ikey -nsfi -n "elo,inntly : hidarwed so
short time ago. v Now let at hear
from the organs. Is it that tho lie
publican party lores the wounded )
drir fir t)i bl-bod!od Colored
Way nMs I i -iavme, gentlemen don't
all speak at oucot . '! t. ..o i
A DECIDED IUPRO VEMEXT.
1".9;",raH" working slowly but nun.
1). The Iludlctl plunderers wore taken
by tliu horn the other day by the
Buniocruta, who succeeded in-bursting
a ring rule ol the House which hat cost
the taxpayers enough in the last ten
vear to pay off the National debt. The
Now York Sun, in recording this vic
Under -Itmmblioan domination tho
rules of the House of Keprosentetives,
by a slrango iiervcnion ol power, only
permitted exjrtmditiircs to be increased
aud.Kjiliirios raised, while they actually
wbailo reduction in th one or ro-
irwiK-nineni in tbo other. It wa a
one-sided armiigement by which tho
Kings aud Jobber always succeeded ir.
crowding tho appropriation bills with
thoir plunder. ,
On Monday tho Di'inm riifs m.'uoll,.
changed this nhunief'ul practice by an
amendment which Mr. Cox tcrnim-d
from lln Committee ,,n Ui,- to re.
trench evfioiiditure and to reduce sal
aries. ,'fu. BeMiblieau leader, could
not, swallow this bitter pill with eom.
fort; Mr. wiartiold wanu-d to run iu
the obi grooros, und said "10 give tho
Appropriation Committee such a gen
eral sweeping power now is nuhsinn.
Wly -tea- nwdoUoliU Hie- power
of all tho other eommittiwa r th.
House." Mr. Hoar and Mr. Knusnii
also raised thoir'voioes til protect. Mr.
Hale saw the flrente.it dangers aboad
if extravaguneo did not go n. He
dolefully told tho House: "I believe
that if you give to that committee tbo
power tbat is here sought to be given,
th .power to change existing Imws io
their general appropriation bids, trhicb
they have the right to report at any .
tlmo, the whole tmtuewnrk of this Gov
enimcnt may be revolutionized by that
committeo. So far as it report may
go, thore U nothing that it may not do."
Th country has been robbed ol hun
dreds of million under this plea of "ex
isting laws," which, with nil us con-
tructod to favor prodigality, blocked
tue way ior every crrort al reform on
the part of tho minority. The army,
navy, Indian, and miscellaneous steal
ings have been kept np lor years by
this method. Now, when the majority
is reversed, and it is proposed for once
to legislate 00 the side of the people
and against (ho Jtingt and plunderers,
tho liopuhlican thiols rush to tbe res
cue, and are appalled at tb'e prospect.
On the test vote tho two parlies
separated, and , the lines wore lightly
drawn. . Tbe Democrats sustained the
rule for retrenchment in a IsMy, snd
the Republicans opposed it solid.
That division indicate thai all tlia
ill be resisted at
. '. I ' ." . " "
can only be car
ried by ttriol party votes, , But this
now rule removes Ibo great obstacle to
a reduction ot the publio expenditures,
and enables tbe 1 louse to stand up
against any dictation by tho Senate or
voto of the President. One good ia
accomplished, and the first step toward
improvement is taken. Let ut rejoice
for that much at least and hope for
moro. - -. f ii
THE COAL TRADE OF THE U.
. S. FOR 187S. ''. ...
,At this early duto it is Impossible to
slate, with accuracy, the ' amount 'of
coal produced in the United States
during tbo year 1875; but judging
from the reKrts of a considerable por
tion of tho year and from all parts of
the country which have been received
at this office, we may presume 'that
the aggregate production of coal has
inereasod, notwithstanding tho contin
uance of an unparalleled depression in
every brunch of business during the
entire your. ; V .
Tho coal production of 1874 we re
ported as follows : ' '
" ' . Net tone of
-r- -- ... (.one ft
Anthraeita 001L..; , 7f,fl,ITI
llitumtuoue aoal, including S.eM.net
Lignite, or brown ooal 1,XI7,03S
Xuuvl product!?. .... M,?47,lla
In 1875 the production of anthracite
varied bat little from that of the previ
ous year, though the Wyoming region
greatly increased it production ot the
total output; the Lehigh and Schuyl
kill regions having suffered severely
throtigfi tho long (six months) strike
that did not touch tbe eastern or Lack
awanna end of tho Wyoming field.
Without aiming at absolute accuracy
in figures, which may be modified aa
our full ajctailed roports come in, we
may assume that the production of
anthracite for tho- year 137S as.com-
I ParcJ w" 1874 was M follow9
1 Wrnmlng region
Of this amount about 14.500 0(10 tons
: were, mined .during the latter half of
(tiio year, and there can be but littlo
doubt but that the anthracite mines,
with their present supply of labor,
could produce Stoadily at the rale of
j 2,750,000 ton a month, or thirty-three
I million tons a year; it is also equally
Joortain that, for many yoara to come,
no wcb demand for anthracite will ex-
! ist, at' least Under the policy of hilfh
I r. v.. 1 - 1 .1
J J y jjj'j j Jn)
solz FBorRirroni or thx
TflNIfi HERR BITTERS.
" wt-- Mew-eaivarr .mrmm
' f J 'gixn
. , ' "
v run Mil l list '
1IVKY A 1 1IUIIST,
, 'J" l1 It tat mreat, '
t: iv ' PHILADELPHIA.
Mareh II, 1ST.
f f T t -TJ-fT "---j
ill wrmt) tra briy pmt(it .7t.tnl -dtxilAt;
or in My wty B)dliaVf with tb folloav
Inj proptTty, maw im tht pnMMroii of Wiliitm
J. 9m ill, of lloiiurllk. Tii t 1 eook tr, I
tutting atnTt, I tiklt. 1 Ubla, 4 halrm, I -rf t
S hod ftttrt WtiliOR, I VMh Mtltrt, J IrjokiitK
SlMtiM, t ItMh, ft Una 4t yrlt tirpt . m thit mmm
U brB purflbw-d by lp ut 8hrtf Ml, tod IB
trfl with im at lonn Mly, irjH tit my ftrd-t
U kny tin. VLlIARKTit UUODMAN.
HuntiriUts Jn. tA. '7ft Si
..ft-: i- -
Atl nereone am berate notlRod thet an na-
aoanta dee, nnd earning doe, t A. H. Mlttnn on
hie uoolie, note Keen tbie day (Jan. IS, IS7S)
duly aetlgood ta me. A II peroooo ao iaOnhtod on
rl" meaii a
ni eollle ni
Cleartt.ld. Jen. Jt, 171 It.
1 4 Notlaa ia borahe (Iran that Mien
luenuri bavins boon g-aiitod to the nnhti-rihor o
Ibn attain of. blAalAMMH HOIIHIUOT, daa'd.
into nf Uirar4 lenaohin, t'loarlleld ooanlj, Pa.,
all nerennl indrhlml rn ear aaiatn are reoweptod
t tuahe immeiUaoa kurmesr, snd tboeo sarin
aiainu againel Iba aama will praoent I hem dnln
aulbeeliealaii lul erltlement.
Wnte'l MUK dsn. It, M-41) Baoaotofo.
COME AND 8RTTLR.
T I I' r j t
Hnlnt tehon sVelkerlaia narraenhr),, I
dniiro la bnra mf aid ueooonlo oluaad. I tbera
lara tiro noliee lo all wbn bnow ibameelvee In.
dee, led u ma 0 onnvt lorwnKt aoem and entile ap,
aa tbat we ta labs a sa dean tare.
Clotrleld, j.lr 14, 71 tf. r. M. OARDOlt. j