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GSOBQl B. GOODLANDKR, Editor.
WEDNESDAY MORNINQ, Jl'NK HO, 1880.
Reader, If yon want to know what U going on
Id the bailoiM world, Just road oar advert iilng
olnmni, the Spiml oolamn Id particular.
MAXIMS FOR THE DAY.
No man worthy the offloe of Preiideot fhould
be willing to hold it if eottoted in, or placed there
by any fraud. V. 8. Gramt.
I ooo Id nerer hare bfn reoonailed to the tle
Tation by the stnalleat aid of nine of a perion,
howerer' reinectable Id private lire, who inuit
forerer oarrj npon hie brow the atamp of fraud
flt triumphant In American history. No mb
equent action, however merit oriom, can waib
away the letter! of that recurd.
CflARLia Fbamcii Ad mi.
I would rather hare the endoraement of a quar
ter of a million of the Amerioan people than that
of the Louiiiana Returning Board, or of the Com
million which excluded the fact! and decided
the queitioa on n technicality.
Xeul, A. IIslDRlCKf.
Under the form of law, Rutherford B. Ilayea
hai been declared President of the United Statei.
Ilia title reite npon disfranchucment of lawful
voters, the falee oerti float of the returning offi
cers acting eomiptly. and the decision of a com-
nUilf-a which has refused to hear evidence of al
leged fraud. For the first time are the American
people confronted with the fact of a fraudulently-
elected President. Let It not be understood that
the fraud will bo ailsntly acquiesced in by the
country, uti no Dour pact in wuico tne usurpa
tion is forgotten.
Addrrhi or Dbhocsutic M. C.'i.
One hundred years of human depravity accu
mulated and eonoentrated into a climax of crime.
Never again in five hundred years shall they have
an opportunity to repeat tne wrong.
Damiil W. Voorhkis.
Democratic National Ticket !
FOR PRESIDENT .
Gen. "Winfield S. Hancock
FOR VICE PRESIDENT :
Hon. William II. Endisli
THE ELECTORAL TICKET.
Robert E. Monightn, William II. I'll) ford.
roR DISTRICT BLKCT0H. :
15. Oeorc. A. Post.
ID. A. M. Ilenlon.
17. J. I'.l.lnloa.
IS. Col. John S. Miller.
ID. J. 0. Saiton.
20. C. N. Uower..
21. J. A. J. Ducbanan.
22. Chriitor-li.r Mag..,
2.1. llob.rl M. Gibson.
24. Thoina. Ilradford.
25. Ilarrj W. Wil.on.
III. p.mu.l llrlffilli.
27. J. Hon Thompson.
Edwin A. I'll..
John M. C.mpbell,
JnbD M. MuflilL
N.th.n C. Jam...
Ju. 0. M'Hn.rren.
Dr. a. J. Martin.
II. E. Da?i.
Dnuorralic Slate Ticket !
FUR BUI'KEUE JUDUI:
Hon. (.EOKGE A. JEXKS,
OF JEFFERSON COUNTY.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL:
Col. KOBEltT P. DECUEUT,
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COM
MITTEE FOR 1880.
aon. a twp.
Lumbar C'j "
N. Waib'n "
Charla. B, Patrick, Ilnrniid.,
Bmiti V. Wilion, Clearfield.
F. I. Thomp.on, Curwenarill..
Patrick Dunn, Iloutadale.
David W. Hile, Lumber C'llj
I.aae Mark I., Ilurd.
Dr. A. D. Bennett, N. Warhingt.n.
R. A. Campbell, Osceola Mill!
(leo. W. Emigb,
John H Ho..,
Joseph II. Bretb, N. Washington,
P. (I. Coudriet, Frcnchvilla,
Jacob F. Bteiner, Philipsburg.
John N. llite, Lumber Citr.
Jcbn Nettcomb, Gillingbara.
John A. L. Flegal, Lick Hun Mills.
C. W. Krler, Urabamton.
Jobn A. Kowles, Marron.
James Flynn, Smith's Mills.
II. L. Horning, Penfield.
Dr. R. A. Cresewell, AnsonTille,
George Heckendorn, H.lt Lick.
Conrad Baker, New Millport.
Clark Brown, Clearfield,
D. II. Warning, Morrl.dal. Mln.s,
Martin M. FlTnn,tirampian Hills,
Hamacl Addl.m.n, Carwansrill..
Joha M. Troicll, DuBoi..
Reuben II. Lebord., Rockton.
William Luther, Madera.
DR. J. P. BIIKCIIFIELD,
Chairman, ClrRrneld, l a.
W. E. Wai.i,
I.ACR, Secretary, Clearfield.
A Childish Inquirv. "Pa,
what docs the printer live on ?"
"Why, my child ?" "Becaime 1
heard you sny you hadn't paid
him for six years, and you still
tako the paper."
AMD VICTORY !
"Hancock at Gottysbrjrg" i cnpilo.1
rodirigmaUor, 8eo Keitiilican dated
March 17tb, 1880.
Tbo next irisno of tho Republican
Will bo dated "July 1 Itb." No paper
iaausil next woek.
"Salart Grab." Don't fail to road
this precious loyal document found on
our fourth page and tco how GAR
FIELD, tho Radical nominee for Pres
ident, voted on that question. Wo
prosuaio he was imposed on by the
other fellows, or he would not have
taken the "grab." Innocent man I
Copy. We prostime tho Raftsman's
Journal will next week embellish its
first page with an article found on our
fourth pago this vroek, relating to the
conduct of "a Christian statesman,"
Garfield. James is a lively slatosman,
and baa indulged in moro doubtful
freaks than any other man of his age.
Out of Pi.aci. Tuo Hun. Samuol
J. Jtandall, Speaker of the U. S. House
of Representatives, was a candidate for
President, but bo was tho only candi
date personally present beforo tho Cin
cinnati Convention, legging on his own
account. As Speaker, ho had no baai
neu there, and his defeat ia therefore
a good thing.
Hancock. Those of onr patrons
who bav a copy of the Replblican
dated March IT, 1880, (St. Patrick's
day in tho morning), and failed to read
It at that time, can now get a store
house full of information out of the
"Annals of tho War," in rolation to
General Winfield Scott Hancock, onr
nomineo for President.
THE It A T1FICA Tl OX.
.Sin liscenchiiscK'nirri'il on our M recta
TliHimliiy and Friday ili t h IuhI, worn
never bt-P ro witneBHeil by our peoplo
Kvcrybmly was rutiiyiiiu; and, in trTctt
en JoiHinn tho prtK-ovdiiifr ol' tho Cin
cinnati Convention. Afleratoreb light
prooetwion paraded around town head-'
ed and bi sected with brawl bands,
a drum corp., ami any amount ot vol
untary burralis, tho mans finally turn
ed lip in front of tho Court Qdufb to
continue tbo ratification by tho injeo
tion ol speeches. Tbo crowd was eallod
to order by Jr. J. P. liurchfiuld, Chuir
man of tho Democratio County Com
mittee, aud after some well-timed re
marks cn his part, bo introduced Wm.
M. McCulloiigb, Esq., who, with his
usual ability, electrified the mdienco
on tho regular Pan. Dougherty plan,
At tho conclusion of his speech, Col,
Walter Barrett was called for, who
put in an appearance and endorsed
the ticket in his heartiest manner.
Ilaving tented on tho battle-field with
General Hancock, be knew how to
recommend him to thoso who bad
never seen this great Captain and
Whilo tho speeches wcro being do
livercd, a hundred rounds wero being
fired off on Cemotory Jlill in honor ol
tbo occasion. This demonstration, al
though only a few hours had clitpsod
from tho time the ticket wuh announced
from Cincinnati until the parado started,
was headed' with banners (among
them being ono with an excellent por
trait of Gen. Hancock), and it was one
ol tho Cucst and most cnthusiastio ever
witnessed in this borough. A bonfiro
was kindled in the diamond, composed
ot ink kegs, etc., which illuminated
tho town for sevoral squares, North,
South, East and West, literally driv
ing away tho dark cloud with which
Radicalism has overshadowed our po
litical firmament for tho past twenty
We noticed quito a number of .Radi
cals in tho crowd, and they seemed to
look ns pleasant as tho Democrats,
knowing very well that Hancock is a
fur belter candidate than Garfield, and
they nro almost ready to concedo his
election. The enthusiasm continued
until nearly midnight, when all sup
posed that tho ratification poriod was
over. But this was not tho fact.
Some parties had telegraphed Sena
tor Wollaco and dclegato E. A. Biglor
during Friday, and learned that they
would reach homo on tho Expross at
9:38 I'. M. that night. Tho samo en
thusiasm broke out again, and by train
time, bands, torch light processions
in fuel everybody was at the depot to
welcome and conduct tho worthy Sen
ator to his homo He was captured
by Chairman Burchficld and a flock of
other neighbors, beaded and followod
by bands of music to tbo Senator's
house, on Second street, where, after
exchanging a fow words with nis fumi
ly, and with cheer after chcor, bo was
called out and gave a succinct history
of tho Cincinnati Convention and tho
nomination of General Winfield Scott
Hancock, ol Pennsylvania, for Presi
dent, and Hon. William II. Knglisb, of
tho Stoto of Indiana, for Vice Presi
dent. Whilo tho Senator was speaking,
that same old cannon was booming in
tho distance, one shot in honor of each
Stuto and Territory, and for tho Dis
trict of Columbia.
Tho Senator never before returned
to his home in a better condition, in
his personal appearance, and Irom tho
hints ho throw out, tho current Presi
dential campaign will be ono of the
hottest iq tho Keystone Stnlo that
was evor beforo wagod.
The Cincinnati Convention has abol
ished tho defensive plan of campaigning.
and unler tho lead of Hancock and
English, has ordered an agijrcs,'ive one ;
and tho Senator indicated as though
ho had taken his coat off, and proposes
to conliiiuo in the business if it tukes
him all Summer.
Senator Conkling, a few weeks ago,
informed the Scnnto that the Senator
of Pennsylvania never wont hunting
with a brass band. Had ho been bore
last week ho would have changed his
mind, so far as the bands and othor
noiso was concerned.
Substantial ItEADiMti. Wo embel
lish our first pago this week with an
excellent document ontillcd "Guilty I"
bearing on tho life and times of Hcv
General Credit Mobilicr, Do Golyor,
Salary Grab, Garfield. Tho Raftman's
Journal will no doubt publish it in a
week or two, so ns to give tho true
inwardness that prevailed in tbo West
em Itcservo soma tnno since against
Pretty Good. Tho H'orW remarks
that tho Republican papers are begin
ning to draw picturesque contranta
botwoen Garfield as a canal-boy, at
the helm of a gondola of the Wabash,
and Garfield at tho helm of the ship of
Stuto. If General Garfield evor was
really a canal-boy, bo ought to instruct
his supporters that a canal-boy ia not
at the helm of the boat. He is only at
tho helm of the mulo.
After Stock. Wo notice that a
Garfield boom has been started at
Lock Haven, in organizing a club
named after the Credit Mobilicr Do
Golyer Salary Grabbor. We hope tho
members of the Club will not torn
around, and Amcs-liko, dony having
any io thoir possession, should a mem
orandum b xik ever be produced bear
ing npon the point.
The nomination of General Hancock
and Wm. II. English, appears to give
uni venal satisfaction everywhere. En
thusiastic ratification meetings were
hold in noarly ovory oity, town and
village throughout the United States.
Of R CANDIDATES.
HEN. WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK.
Gouurul Hancock is a native ol Penn
sylvania, having been bom in Mont
gomery county, this Statu, on the Hih
of February, 1S-4. Ho gru'luiitod at
West Point in 1811, and served mainly
on frontier duly until 1HIC, and nftei-
warda in the war with Mexico, being
breveted as Hint Lieutenant for gal
lant and meritorious conduct in the
battles of Controras and Cherubusoo.
From 1848 ft 1855 ho wra again em
ployed in frontier duty, and from 1855
to 18C1 wasQuartormnsteroflboSiiuth-
ern district of California. In August
of the lutter year ho was recalled to
Washington, and when tbourmy of the
Potomac was transferred to the Penin
sula in 1862, ho was already a Briga
dier General, with tho appropiate com
mand, in the Fourth Corps. Ilia first
opjioi'tuuity to make a murk occurred
at Williamsburg, and be made a bril
liant ono. He next distinguished him
self in tho buttle of Frar.ier's farm, and
subsequently took an active part in the
campaign in Maryland, at the buttle of
South Mountain and Antiutam. Being
made a Major General, ho commanded
a division at Fredericksburg and Chan
collorsvillu. At Gettysburg bo did
magnificent work. On tbo first day of
tbo battle, July 1st, 1803, ho was sent
by Gonoral Meado to docidu whether a
decisivu battloshouldbogiven or wheth
er the army should full back. He re
ported that Gettysburg was tho place
to fight, and took Immediate command
until the arrival of Meado. In the de
cisive action ol July 3rd be comman
ded on the left centre, sustaining tho
torn bio onset of Longstreet't Confed
erates, und being severoly wounded.
Tho thanks of Cjngross were formally
tendered him for big conduct in these
engagements. Being disabled by bis
wounds ho was on sick leave until
March, 1864, being moanwbilo en
gagod in recruiting the Second Army
Corps, which was placed under his
command. At the opening of the
campaign of that year under Gonornl
Grant, he took tho active command of
this corps, and bore a prominont part
in tho battles of tho Wildornoss, Spott-
sylvania Court House und North Anno,
tho socond battle of Cold Harbor, and
tbo operations around Petersburg, until
Juno 19th, when, his wound breaking
out afresh, be was for a short time on
sick leave. Ho afterwards resumed
command, and participated in several
actions, until Novomber 2Cth, whon
ho was called to Washington toorgan
ir.o the First Corps of Veterans.
Tho name of every great battle in the
East is inscribed on Hancock's flags.
After tho close of the war ho was
placed successively in command of tho
Middlo Department, the Department ot
Missouri, of Louisiana and Texas, of
Dakota, and of the Department of tho
East. He has his headquarters on
Governor's Island. In the Democratio
Nutional Convention of 18G8 be receiv
ed 144 j votos for the Presidential nom
ination. In 1870, in the National Con
vention of the same party, he rccoived
75 votes fur the samo nomination.
Gonoral Hancock has uniformly main
tained the doctrine that the military
power Bbould in time of peace be sub
ordinate to tbo civil law. This was
particularly shown in his address to
the court of inquiry constituted to try
Gonoral Babcock, in 1875, in which bo
urgod that that officer having been for
mally indicted at St. Louis it was right
and propor that tho military inquiry
should be adjourned in order that tho
ordinary civil procosscs might take
their course which suggestion was
duly adopted. In 18(iH, whilo in com-
mnnd of tho Filth Military District,
Gcnoral Hancock, in a lotter to Gov
ernor Pease, sntd :
"On them (tbo laws of Texas and
Louisiana), as on a foundation of rock,
reposes almost the entire structuro of
social order in thoso two States. An
nul this code of laws, and there would
bo no longer anv riL'hls either of ncr-
sons or property, hero. 1 say, unhesi
tatingly, if it were possiblo that Con
gress should pass an act abolishing tho
local codes lor .Louisiana and Texas,
which 1 do not believe, and it Bbould
fall to my lot to supply their places
with something of my own, I do not
seo how I could do better than follow
the laws in force hero prior to the re
bellion, excepting whore they shall ro
lalo to slavery. Power may degtroy
the forms, but not tho principles, of
justice ; thoso will live in spilo even of
During the past few years Gonoral
Hancock's services has not been event
ful, but he has naturally occupied a
prominent position in both military
and social circles. In July, 1877, he
wont to Philadelphia to take command
of tho troops ordorcd thcro to quell tbo
riots, and the prompt and efficient way
in which ho brought order out of chaos
will long ho reinomborcd with grati
tude, lie is president of the Military
Order of the Loyal Legion and of sev
oral othor military organizations, and
is always an honored guest at all as
semblages of tbo soldiers of tbo late war.
Ho has had but two children, Rus
sell Hancock and Ada Elizabeth Han
cock. Tbo latter dlod in Now York,
of typhoid fevor, when 18 years of age.
She was a young lady of great prem
ise Russell Hancock, tho Genoral'a
only aon, ia living and ia a planter in
Hancock, in personal appearanco, is
tall, well formed and very handsomo-
Hia height cannot bo lost than aix feet
two inches, and ho weighs fully two
hundred and forty pounds. Ho would
mako tho finest looking Prcsidont who
over sat in the whito bouse, not even
excepting Georgo Washington, iiii
form towers above other men, and he
attracts attention by his mere looks
wherever ho goes. His oyos are bluo
and bavo a benignant and mild expres
sion whon in rcposo, but inspiring when
in danger. His manner is dignified
and knightly and ho is courtosy itself.
Ho is alwayj magnetic, and draws men
to him by his kindliness and gonlle in.
terest in affairs. Uii sympathies are
easily aroused and he become Intense
ly concornod for the sorrows and mis
fortunes of othors, striving in every
way to relieve them, as though their
trouble wero his own. , Hancock's
kindness to his subordinates always
won not only their lovo, but also their
confidence, and caused them to rely
on him as a friend as wellascommandor.
WILLIAM H. INllLISR.
Hon. William II. English, of Indian
apolis, Ind., was born in Lexington,
Scott county, in the sou thorn part of
Indiana, on the 27th ol August, 1822.
no sought the legal profession and at
tho early ago of 18 years was admit
ted to practice in tbo Circuit Court,
and at tbo age of 2.1 was admitted to
practice before the Supremo Cuuii.
Mr. English entered Uungrcss ut thu
beginning of President 1'ierco's admin
istration, and remained a member ol
thu House until tho close of President
Buchanan's term. Becoming tired of
political life ho declined a rouomina
tion to Congress in 1HII0, und, remov
ing to Indianapolis, ho identified him
self with the business enlurpriso of that
city and accepted the Presidency of I be
First National Bank, w hich position
be rutuiucd until 1877. His business
abilities und financial capacity is thor
ough and comprehensive, and this in
connection witli his long experience in
tho Legislative halls of this country,
bos well fitted him for tho position to
which bis constituents now desire to
Mr, English Is abovu tho avorago
height, with an erect, wcll-mado fig
II ro, llis head is of good sir.o, with
regular features. Ilia forehead ia high
and broad, and his eyes are small and
deep-sot. He is dignified and gentlo
manly in his manners, and has a pleas
ing address. When in Congress, bis
efforts us a debater wero moro romarka
blo for practical common senso than
for brilliancy or the flowers of rholoric.
"(.'booked" Sweaiiino. Tho main
quoHtion for the people to consider just
now is who lied James A, Garfield,
the Iiudical nominee for President, or
Luke P. Poland, Chairman of the
Credit Mobilicr Investigating Commit
tee. Here is what each testified : "I
never owned, rccoived, or agroed to
receivo any slock of the Credit Mobi
lior or of the Union Paciflo railroad,
nor any dividends or profits arising
from oitbor of them. Garfield's sworn
testimony before the Poland Committee,
January 14, 1873.
"Tho facts in regard to Mr. Gar
field, as found by tho Committoo, are
that ho agreed with Mr. Ames to tako
ten shares of Credit Mobiiior stock,
butdid not pay for the samo. Mr. Amos
rocoived tho oighty per cont. dividend
in bonds and sold thorn for ninety-
seven per cent., and also received tho
sixty per cent, cash dividend, which,
together with tho prico of the Block
and Interest, loft a balance of (329.
This sum was paid over to Mr. Gar
field by a chock on the Sergeant at-
Arms, and Mr. Garfield then under
stood this sum was the balance of div
idends after paying for the stock.
7'he Poland Committee's Report, Febru
ary 18, 1S73."
Poland is just as stalwart a Radical
as Garfield. Who is to bo believed?
VetoianTransiiressoiis. The nom
ination ol Garfield for President has
revived tho crimes committed by the
Radical leaders during and since tho
close of the wnrf The Hnrrisburg Pa
triot remarks: "Tho rcmarkablo suc
cess ol Garfield has encouraged Schuy
lor Colfax to cmergo and ask a rever
sal of the publio judgment against
him -in the matter of tho Credit Mobi
licr. He pleads like Garfield that he
never agreed to lake any of the stock,
that ho never received any dividends,
and that the memorandum book of
Oakes Ames does him a great wrong.
Liko Garfield, ho makes tho samo sol
emn protostations to heaven ol his in
nocence. In the face of tho evidence
from tbo chocks of Oakcs Ames to
Colfax and tho deposit of the samo
amount received from Ames by Colfax
in a Washington bank ho denies that
be evor rocoivod the money. But
Garfield admitted tho recoipt ot tho
dividend and wished it to be considered
as a loan. Colfax comes too late with
his plea. Tho publio judgment has
gono against him. Ho should wait at
least until the final verdict in Gar
Cold's caso is heard next November."
Skimpoli Garfield. Tho Boston
Post, in alluding to tho Radical nomi
nee, remarks : "How Garfield bos been
overestimated, if what his friends say
is true I Ho 'does not know how to
ncgotiato an ordinary nuto of hand,'
but still ho was Chairman of tbo Com
mittee to investigate 'Black Friday'
business in New York and handlosuch
exports in notes ol hand anil all other
money transactions of Jim Fisk and
Jay Gould. What a farce it must
have boon if be did not know the
meaning or the bearing of the testimo
ny taken I And then ho has mado
speeches on tbo finances ; but ho
knows no more ol money matters
than a baby, his defenders tell us. Ho
is a veritable Mr. Skimpoln, and has
tried to hide tho fact all these years-"
A Material Ciianiie. Tho editors
of tho classical journals which huvo
heretofore treated their renders ovury
week to a lovo story, or a piece of
high-toned romitnee, on their first page,
aro now compelled to occupy that page
until election day, defending Mr. Gar
field, tho itadical nomineo for Presi
dent. If they can do it successfully on
one pago tho editors will be truly for
tunate. Garfield Is said to bo a very
good man; but he must be well do
fended from this until November to
gut tho votors to believe it, if tho offi
cial reoords and reports mado by his
Radical brothor Congressmen aro true.
He Saved is. But for Gen. Han
cock, tho great battle of Gettysburg
would have been turned into a defeat
of the Federal army, and a victory for
the Conledoratcs, and in all probabili
ty wo wonld now bo living In a divided
Union. Gonoral Meado said soon tho
battlefield, and Congress endorsed it
ai'terwaida. Goi.cril Hancock, how
ovor, has always belonged to that par
ty which was snooringly called "Union
savors" by tho Abolition hordo who
deluged our country in blood. Vote
for Hancock I
A Hancock and English Chit) was
formed In tbo city of Utica, Now York,
no Friday evening last. General J
G. Grindlcy, a Republican ol the most
pronounced typo, was elected Presi
dent of tho Club and presided over the
mass mooting to ratify the Cincinnati
nominations. General Grindlay was
Chairman of the District Convention
last February which elected Senator
Conkling a dclegato to the Chicago
Convention, a sufficient proof of bis
standing in tho party.
A Goon Tiiino. The Radical or
gans are all busy nailing lies. Tbcy
do this by publishing Judgo Black's
letter delending Garfiold. It is prct
ty baby dorumont "Innocent," "un.
consclons," "verdant," elc.
HANCOCKS CIVIL RECORD.
It is ruimu'kablo with what iiiiiui.
itnity the independent und lliiTcspucln
ble portion of tho Republican press
comedo tho fitness of tho Cincinnati
candidutos fr tho places for which
tin-y have boon named. Tbo sponta
neous outbursts of enthusiasm with
which the name of General Hancock
has buuu received, says the Luucnor
Intetliijeneeru the natural consequence
of a choice made with such esscntiul
unanimity by thu representatives of
tho party from every section of the
country, who recognize in him thu em
bodiment of loyulty to tho Union, of
patriotism, of Democracy, and around
whoso historie niiiiiu hung tho sweot
nriiors of that whitest of blossoms
civil liberty. The hitlo liound Repuh
lican partisan press, deprived of its
old-time weapon of sectional hale and
forbidden to indulge in itu favorite
propensity for mud slinging by Gon'i
Hancock's personal record, "spotless
as a star," has been cumpcllod to take
the untenable position that Hancock's
sorvices to bis country having been
of a purely military chniactot, ho is
unfitted, either by education or tem
perament, to discharge the duties of
tho executivo office. Tho independent
press, on thu oilier baud, is united in
its opinion that General Hancock's
career as a civic ruler bus been not less
credituble thai) his course us a military
chieftain. They uccord to him tho
possession at once of tho attributes of
the soldier and tho statesman. They
recognir.o tho illustrious services he
rendered to the cause of constitiitionitl
liberty and law when as commander
of the Filth district, con prising tho
States of Louisiana and Texas, ho was
first to pluco tho civil authority above
tho sword, first to proclaim that tho
hayoccl should make obeisunco to civil
law, They rcnliEo that the name of
W'lNriELD Scott Hancock is not alone
the heroic cinblcm of tbo Union, but
also tbo splendid symbol of that civil
liberty which is the basis of popular
government, and upon which is reared
tho proud temple of Freedom.
Tbo Philadelphia Ledger, the most
consjrvutivo of independent journals,
has this tribute to General Hancock's
" But it is not alone ns a soldier that
Gen. Hancock has a history. After
tho war, and when that difficult prob
lem of thocare and restoration of the
Southern States, which hat! been left
without Governments, hud to bo grap
pled with, ho justly earned great dis
tinction ns an administrator of' tho law s
over the largo district of country cov
ered by the States of Louisiana and
loxns. Vt hut was to ho done with
these States, that had lost their condi
tion, their privilege nnd right as self
governing communities, hud exorcised
the minds of statesmen liko Thaddcus
Stevens, Seward and Lincoln. But
they bud to be brought within the pale
of tho Government ; and to General
Hancock was allotted to the States
above mentioned, as the Carolina.
had been allotted to General Meado.
It was in this capacity that ho won
his reputation as a soldier administer
ing civil law, and gained at onco the
acknow ledgments of the Government
ami lasting gratitude und admiration
of tho peoplo wheso present anil future
ho bad in charge. 1 his in the present
aspect of affairs is the most important
chapter of Gen'l Hancock's history."
A USEFUL DOCUMENT.
Every Radical organ has published
Judgo Black's letter to Blaino in 1873,
in which he labored as an attorney for
his client, to shield Mr. Garfield from
the crimes ho had committed. Demo
cratio campaigners should procure a
copy of this letter and tho comments
mado by thoso loyal editors, Secure
a copy ol tho local Radical organ con
taining tho document and put it in
evidence on every occasion. Tho Judge
really pleads the baby act. Wbilo he
admits that Garfield was a doalcr in
Credit Mobilier stock, bo palliates the
crime by tbo use of such language
"He acted in profound ignoranet of the
ualiiro and character of the thing Mr.
Ames proposed to sell. He had not
the slightest suspicion that hs was to
be tuken info a ring organised for the
purpose of defrauding the public," etc.
That it was wrong for a
Congressman to dcul in Ames' stock,
"was to him (Garfield) a perfectly new
revelation." W wonder how many
pages, twelvoyear old boys, on tho
floor ol tho llouso did not know hot
ter. Ed. Rep. "When he listonod
to A mos ho Konperfectly unconscious (f)
of anything wrong II "If
he had known the truo character ol the
proposition made to him he would not
bavo endured it, much less embraced
It." Moro Sunday school
boy innocence. Now, suppose it would
happen that Garfield should bo elected
President, and an Amesora De Golyor
would come flirting around with some
schuino to "defraud the public," and
tho said Garfield, "in profound ignor
ance," "without tho slightost suspi
cion," "porlcctly unconscious ot any
thing evil," would it be propor to ro
mark: "If ho bad known the true
character of tho proposition mado to
him, etc., that be should on that ac
count be excused 7 Say I
Blair County Democracy. Tho
Democrats of Blair county held their
County Convention at Holidnyshurg
on Monday, and nominated tho follow
ing ticket :
Assembly Hon. David A. Gilland,
of Alloona; Georgo D. Smith, of
District Attorney Thos. W. Jack
son, of nollidaysburg.
Associate Judgos Charles B. Van
clnin.of Altnnna: James Funk, of Alle
gheny. Register and Rccoider Abraham
Lingafeltor, of Hollidaysburg.
Treasurer Lewis K. Nefl, of Wood
bury. Director of Poor Joseph W. Ritldlo,
Coronor Jamci II. Sloan, of Logan.
Chairman County Committee John
A. Doyle, of Altoona.
Among the resolutions adopted was
That th. Roorw f lloo. William A. Wallaaa,
our r.pre..RtatlTt la th t'alte4 Stalas Haoata,
tl with our qoallftad approval to sues an .1
teat that wo aaealssoosljr dMlaro la far.r of bis
Fixed. The Cincinnati Convention
aotllcd tho question. Now thero are
no Tildon men, nor Thurman mon, nor
Hondricks mon, nor Randall men, nor
Fiold men, nor Payne men anymore.
All these sterling Democrats have roll
ed up their alecvcs for HANCOCK,
and so will every other lover of bis
MORE A ROI'T (7.1 UII El t).
It wasn't a Democratic llouso, nor
a Democratic Committee, nor yet the
Democratio press that fastened mi Mr.
Garfield tho incfloeeahle smirch id
Credit Mohiliur. This wus thu work
of Mr. Garfield himself and a Republi
can Committee of a Republican House.
The Chairman of that Coinmiltee,
Luku Poluml, of Vermont, is one ol
the veterans of his parly, one of the
men who helnud lay lliu tiiuiidatiuus
ol the Radical structure. Before that
Committee came James A. Garfield,
M. C, and on bis oath said he "never
owned, received, or agreed to receive
any stock of the Credit Mobilier or ol
tho I'nion Pucilio railroad, in r any
dividends or profits arising from either
ol them." But when thut Committee
a majority ot whom were political
friends of Mr. Garfield, got ready to
report, it was obliged to find tho (acts
in direct and positive autagouisin with
Mr. Garfield's sworn statement. This
sounds harsh. It even smacks of that
vulgar felony called perjury. It im
plies false swearing, but it isn't our
work, nor tbo handiwork of any Dem
ocrat. If the facts are crushing to Mr.
Gurfield, the fault or misfortune lies ut
his own door, lie wasn't obliged to
dabblo in tho Credit Mobilier inlaniy.
Ho knew it was uaibcmo of scoun
drels to choat the corporations whom
agents they weio. Ho knew it wus a
vile plot to get millions of inonev for
no consideration. Ho knew that, if
lie wanted to go into it without money
und without prico, it was his position
in Congress aluno that made his par
ticipancy desirable. Wo say ho know
all this, because he is an intelligent
man, bucauso ho is not an unsophisti
cated country boor. Having gono
into it, he was not compelled to step
still farther in tbo bad way. He might
have told tho truth frankly and been
forgiven. But ho chose to go beforo
the Committee and the country, and,
on his oath, deny all connection with
Oukoe Ames and Credit Mobilicr. This
second offenso wus much moro crimi
nal than the original act. That might
have been done in haste, without duo
deliberation. Thut might possibly haTe
boon more of a criminal blunder than
a premeditated crimo. But the testi
mony befoio tho Committee, tho deniul
of acts performed, admits of no possi
ble excuso or palliation. It was de
liberate, intentional, carefully prepar
ed. And Poland's Committee gnve
the lie direct to Mr. Garfield's sworn
Btatomont when liny reported that
Mr. Garfield "agreed with Mr. Ames
'.o lake ten shares of Credit Mobilicr
slock, but did not pay for tho tamo.
Mr. Ames recoived tho eighty por
cent, dividend in bonds and sold them
for ninety-soven percent., and also re
ceived the sixty per cent, cash divi
dend, which, togelhor wilb tho prico
of the stock and interost, left a balunco
of f.'i2!l. This Bum was paid over to
Mr. Garfield by a check on the scr-gennt-at-arms,
and Mr. Garfield then
understood this sum was tho balance
of dividends alter paying for the Block."
This $32!) was the net profit on no in
vestment except a sucrifico of honor.
Mr. Garfield's stock, which was "car
ried," paid for itself, and left him a
balance in a few months! It would
bo well, if the Kepublican managers
proposo to keep Mr. Garfield on tho
track, to call for tho venerable Luko
Poland, and ask him to explain away
his report 1
A STEAMER I1CRNED AND FIFTY PASNEN
Colleiie Point, L. I., June 28.
Tho stonmcr Scawauhaka was burned
to tho water's edgo off College Point
at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The
steamer Ossco saved tho majority of
her passengers, but filly were lost.
Tbo Suawaiihaka plies botweeu New
York, Lands Point and lioslyn.
Thu Scawauhaka look lire at 4
o'clock while oil' lioadull's Island, East
river, Tho firo was caused by an ex
plosion in tho engine room, and the
middlo of the steamer was soon in
flames. Tho pilot, Charles Smith, re
mained at his post until ho was nearly
burned to death, and succeetlod in
reaching tho vessel on the sunken
meadow adjoining the island. Many
persons sprang overboard ami wcro
drowned. Many others in tho stern
of tbo vessel could not get oil' and
wero burned to death. Of the five
hundred persons supposed to be on
board, filly are believed to have per
ished. The bodies of about thirty dead
persons wore recovered. Only thoso
of Dcbuir, a wealthy gentleman whose
residence is unknown, Mary Reed and
Abe Skidmore, a member of an bid
Long Island family, wero identihod.
Among othors on board wvre Charles
A. Dana, editor of tho Sun; 8. L.
Harlow, of the HVtti, and R. 11. Ro
chester, of tho Wodtern I'nion Tele
graph Company, all of whom wore
He Tested It. In order to attest
the acoustic properties of the Conven
tion Hull In Chicago, the Republican
Committee borrowed tho voice of Hon.
W. J. Ilynos, a leading Dcmocrut,
who possesses, we are told, ono of the
best "mass meeting voices in the
country." Tho (est look placo in the
presenco ol quito an audienco, includ
ing Conkling, Hour and others. To
tho intense amusement of tho audionoe
Ilyncs mounted tho stage and deliver
ed this speoch :
'Fei.low-Citi.rns': This is a mo
mentous occasion. This is a great
country. It is hero tho bird of froo
dom was born. It is hero that it
stood with ono claw on tho Rocky
Mountains, tbo other on tho Allegho
nies, its benk pecking tho North polo,
and its tail binning tho lonely alliga
tor in tho swamps of Florida, and pro
claimed freedom throughout tho world.
KnthusiastiCRpplauso. Here is whero
our forefathers bled and died ; ovory
foot of this soil ia sanctified by patriot
graves, and may my tongue cleavo to
tho root of my mouth, this uplifted
arm hang palsied to my sido, these
oyos becomo sightless, if over 1 go back
on it. Sink or swim, live or die, stir
vivo or porlsh, this is my ticket. Tu
It was hoard in ovory corner of tho
hall ; the acoustics wore pronounced
porfoct and the spooch magnificent.
How is This? We notice the charge
boldly mado that three years ago,
when Garfiold was tho Radical nomi
nee for Spoakor against Mr. Kerr,
Democrat, that Judgo Kelly, of Phil
adelphia, Russell Errctt and James
Bayne, two Radical Congressmen from
Pittsburgh, rcfusod to voto for Garfiold
for Speaker after ho was nominated,
bocauso ho was too much of a free
trader. Will thoso tariff advocates
swallow him now for President, after
repudiating him for Speaker f Thoso
three high tonod Radical Pennsylvania
Congressmen should not allow Garfiold
to snddlo-bag them in that mannor.
Tbey, lor the sake of consistency,
should try and hold np their end of
tho political rait upon which they
hare boon floating.
! - 1 1 -U
lliiml Garll.ld n.T.r uold loo oau.o of re
ligion or lltwrtr, but has stond ap brar.ly for
bolh, Rtall lim. and In all plaeos. OUaroR ?-
How about Credit Mobiiior, Salary
Grab, De Golyer, eto.7 Tho editor in
question having undertaken to regu
late and vouch lor the religion ol his
candidate, how about his Congres
sional career? Was It brave too f
II A Nt'OCE AND ENdl.ISIl.
WHAT THE NEWSPAPERS BAY.
Williauitinrt Daboer. D.iooerat.
Tho iiuiiio ol Major General Will
field 8. Hancock will electrify the
Republicans must bear in mind thut
thoy have, as a competitor ol theii own
gallant oandidalo, "a loemun worthy
ol their steel." English is a
nun of good character, of ruspectuldo
abilities, nod of some experience in
New Yoik Herald. Iiidrnendent.
If any Republican stump orator
shall pretend tbut tho Government
cannot safely bo trusted to Gen. Han
cock lie will tie laughed ut. -or can
it be said that Hancock would bo a
iioho ol wux in the hauds of other men.
He is a man of his own mind.
KaslnB Arzus. Deoa.
Tho Democratio National Conven
tion honored itself by placing in nomi
nation for President, General ,Winlicld
S. Hancock, the brave soldior, tbo
friend of the Constitution, the son of
rennsvlvanio. Tbo noonle will rutifv
tho nomination in November and he
will be seuled in the White llouso.
Harrlsburf Patriot, Dsn.
In the success of this nomination
Ibero will bo oblivion at last ol the un-
nnosities of tho civil conflict. Sue
lionul jealousies and suspicions will be
nuricti loruver and tlio union aud bar
mony ol tho whole people will be com
Lsnr-aitcr iRlelliaeDeer. lletn.
Tbo Democratic party has done
honor to itself nnd to tbo principles it
represents oy tho nominating ns its
standard bearer in the ensuing Presi
dentinl contest Major General Winfield
Scott Hancock, ot Pennsylvania.
Altouoa Tribune, Rep.
He is a great soldier, and has ren
dered bis country faithful, heroic und
magnificent service in tbo hour of her
greatest need. His record is clean
and brilliant, and ho will huvo to be
fought solely as a representative of
principles which tho Republicans bold
to he at variunco with tho best inter
ests of tho country.
Alloona Call, Ind.
As a soldier, a patriot and an honest
man, Hancock's record is unassailable.
Ho has tho storn virtues of onr early
bettor days whon corruption was not
rito in tho public Bcrvice.
Phllad.lp.hia T.lrcrapb, Rep.
Tho Domocruta nominated a very
strong ticket; and il there be any Re
publicans who have not as yet clearly
recognized that fuel, the sooner tbcy
bring themselves to a recognition of it
tho bolter it will be for themselves and
for their parly for It means a hard
fight and a determined fight it the Re.
publican party is to maintain its con.
trol over tho executivo branch of the
Pbiladrlphia Reonrd, Ind.
His unblemished character in pri
vate life, his high attainments, his so
cial standing, tit him to grace the
Presidential chair. His publio nets as
a bravo and daring soldier in war, and
as a considerate and liberty loving sol
dier in timo of poaco, justify tho trust
that has been reposed in him. The
Record, as at present advised, declares
lor Hancock and English.
Wtlnilnglon (D.I.) Kr.r. Kreniot;, Dero.
His public record is without blot and
his pnvute character is equally slain
loss. Though, as is well known, ho
was not the first choice of Every
Evening, still we have no hesitation in
oxprossing the belief that with him as
its standard bearer tho Democracy
ought to have no apprehensions for the
rosult of the election next Novembor.
General Hancock against Garfield will
presont to the country an issue the de
termination of which wilb thoso who
have not yet loot fuith in tho wisdom
and integrity of the people certainly
ought not to presont a difficult prob
lem. L.nnastor Inquirer, Rep.
The ticket is a strong one, and will
command tho full Democratic vote.
Gen. Hancock is a brave and able sol
dier, and rendorcd his country valua
ble services during tho war of tho re
bellion. Ho is not the man whom the
Democratic leaders would have select
ed of choice, but he is without doubt
tho strongest candidnto that could
have been tuken from their ranks.
To defeat General Han
cock will tax all our resources. He
will start off with the solid and enthu
slastio support ol the party which
nominated him, and the undivided
electoral voto of every Southern State.
His rcnulation as a soldier will rivo'
pirn support in the North which could
not have Doen obtained tor any other
candidate the Democracy would have
Philadelphia Ledger, Ind.
In making their choice for tho Pres
idency tho Democrat took ono of tho
two mon who are, beyond all doubt,
their moat desiruble candidutos. Sen
ator Bavard is the other. Both arc
men of high character and distinction.
justly standing high in tho favor of
their country, and either is a lur more
formidable candidate than any other
in tbo list beforo tbo Convention. Bay
ard has tbo largest experience in pub
lic affairs, but be was threatened with
nn attack on his wnr rcctl. The war
issuo continuing to bo uppermost In
party polities, notwithstanding the
Inpso of fifteen years sinco tho sup
pression of tho rebellion, it is this
which constrains Conventions to turn
thoir attention to military celebrities,
and it is this which moved the Cincin
nati Convention to concentrate on
General Hancock, who is by fur tho
strongest candidate tho Democrats
could have put in tho field.
New York Pun, Ind.
Gen. Hancock bus ever been true to
tbo Union. Bmvo among the bravest
of the soldiers who marked with their
blood the battle-fields of the civil war,
thero is no cili7.cn, living or dead
whoso life moro than illustrates tho
sentiment of loyalty to the old flag, of
devotion In tho integrity of the Re
public. Upon tho escutcheon of bis
fidelity thero is not the shadow of a
single blot. Ho is a straight forward,
out-spokon, sincere man. What be
says he means; what ho means he
i Iocs. Under his administration we
may expect economy, dignity, bold
ness, truth and honor. Tbo old Dem
ocratio pnnciploa, which slnnd like
bed rocks in the Constitution, will he
tho rules by which bo Ifill act. The
reformation and renovation of the
Government will bo the object toward
which hiscflorU will be directed. Tho
Convention has done well in giving
us sucn a cnniutiaio.
Philadelphia North Amerleaa, Republican,
Hut it is the simplest justice to him
who has been honored, and the most
unavoidable meed of praise to those
who have conferred the distinction, to
say of Winfield 8. Hancock, that tho
Republic can boast of no citir.ons whose
Erivato litis and whose publio earcor
avo been moro worthy of boing
noiu tip as llio purest and most praise
worthy types. Phyiscally. mentally
and morally, Gonoral Hancock is ono
ol the best ol a class which happily
is beginning to furnish many Illustri
ous examplcain tho adornment ol pub
ho affairs; and whilo we could esteem
as nothing less than calamity tho suc
cess of the Democratio party, we must
rocognir.o from tho beginning that its
defeat in tho coming campaign will
nna no promoting cause in any quality
or lack of personal dosorving on tbo
part oi its most distinguished candi
date for the Presidency.
Baltimore Oaietta, t)aoeratle.
Tho action of the Cincinnati Con
vontion has solved tho Presidential
problem, and once more reinstated the
Democratio party in the affections ot
tho Amorioan peoplo. Throughout It
entire proceedings the deliberations of
that body wero marked by the higher
order of wisdom and patriotism, and
clcualy demonstrated that tho day fur
Democratio blundering had passed.
Tho nomination of General infield
Scolt Hancock sent a thrill of oy
through tbo great heart of the Na
tinnul Democracy and ut once dispelled
all doubt us to tbo result of Ike No
vember contest. Never before did the
selection of a candidato elicit greater
satisfaction or more widespread en
thusiasm. From the Lakes to the
Gulf, from the Aristonk to tho Sacra
mento, tho name of Hancock lias been
hailed and greeted as the herald of cer
It. Ulnar. Suo, baiooratte.
In the personal character and ante
cedents ot its candidates the Cincinnati
Convention would uppear to be alto
gethor fortunate. General Hancock
is a soldier by profession, it is truo a
graduato of Wont Pain I, whoso life has
been spent in the military service ol
his country, including service in one
foroign war but he is a soldier who
has shown In a conspicuous degree that
ho recognizes that his first duty is to
law and constitution of his country,
and that in becoming an Americnu
Boldicr bo did not cease to be an Amer
ican uilir.cn. His mumoiable orders,
issued npon assuming oommand in
Louisiana, during tho critical period of
reconstruction, will bo read by bis
countrymen to day with more pleasure
than the bulletins of the buttles in
which ho was engaged. They should
bo read, in order to be appreciated
properly, not in tho light of the pros
enl situation, but with reference to
the actual stale of affairs, and of the
jiublio mind ut tho time they were
COL. FORNEY KICKING.
The editor oi the Progress ",'oos
gunning" for tho Chicago Convention
and its candidates in this style :
"It is not safe or politio to tell tho
truth at all limes, but it can never do
any great barm to utter the thought
that is certainly at tbo portals of every
honest Republican hourt this day. The
defeat of Grunt at Chicago was a blun
der, and the nomination of General
Gurfield doos not improve with time.
m I, 'pjm Rc-publicans aro al
ready on tho defense from Maine to tho
Mexican border. Not to bo irreverent
about il, tho men who consummated
this crucifixion are startled at the enor
mity of their giidl, and 1 fear the day
is coining when they will call on the
mountains to fail upon, and hide them.
" "Grant wus a strength.
He was a history, a nation, a living fact
as ho will be a litdeless memory, anil
be had builded his own monument,
strong nnd solidly, und could afford
to laugh ut the threats of fute. ''
"He has had to suffer for others.
So, in good season, those who struck at
him in vicious hate will see, when it is
too laic, that if they have torn down a
great name they havo erected nothing
ham its ruins.
" Tbo independent Republicans have
not made a first claBS record this year.
They " roared loudly in tbo index,"
and aro, with all their pretence of joy
over'tho future, in no real sense a sat
isfied brotherhood. Thoir hori.on is as
dismul to them as it was when their
souls woro full of sorrow over tho im
perialism and third term. "
"They havo defeated Grantfor Presi
dent, mado Chester Arthur, tho Repub
lican candidate for Vico President ;
firing tho Republicans a candidato for
'resident who must be placed in an
attitude of apology from tbo first, and
a candidate tor Vico President whose
chief claim to consideration is his prom
inence as a partisan manager in New
York. Sentimental statesmen never
helped any party in this country.
Grant was too honest, and they seem
to prefer dishonest mon because be had
made somo mislukcs. "
"There is a chronic apprehension,
growing stronger daily, that when
splendid cities liko Philadelphia aro
held by gangs of men, calling themselves
Republicans, who not only defy all law
to till pockets and empty tho public
coders, but laugh at the opinions and
triumpb over the interests ol tho peo
plo, any change will be an improvement.
This sentiment is (retting 10 bo univer
sal, and will become irrosistablo'
"Tbo Doraocrats start with a tremen
dous advantage. Tho Republican bun
glers at Chicago would listen to no
reason, and startod out to hunt Gener
al Grant as il he bad been a wild beast,
fur excelling tbo fiorco haters of the
Democrats, in fact, outblacking Jcro
niiah S . black."
Tho particulars of tbo execution of
Mis. Surrutt is briefly told by the
Harrisbnrg Patriot, as follows :
"Tho ghost of tho murdered Mrs.
Surrutt is vainly invoked by the ene
mies of Gonoral llanoock. Tbo mur
der of Mrs. Stirratt was committed by
a military tribunal hounded on to its
bloody work by tho infuriated organs
ol the Republican party, and General
Hancock was merely tho commander
in tho Military Department, tho order
passing through his headquarters. The
hangman of Mrs. Stirratt was General
John F. Hartranft. But General
Uartranfl was twice elected Auditor
General anil twico Governor ol Penn
sylvania, and did notlosoavote in tho
State because of bis actual connection
with tho execution of Mrs. Surrutt.
As ha obeyed orders, tbo public ac
quitted him. Tho charge against
General Hancock is far fetched and
ridiculous since ho had no share in the
execution beyond tho fact that ho was
military comandor of the Department
in which it took place. But the organs
will soon provo to their entire salis
faction that General Hancock hanged
Mrs. Surrntt, and that tbo Military
Commission who tried her had noth
ing to do with tho murder."
No Help for it Now. If our Rad
ical readers deem ns too severe in our
comments upon Messrs. Garfield and
Arthur we reply that il cannot bo
holped. Why did not their Conven
tion at Chicago select a ticket com
posed of men possessing records of
oven ordinary decency. If the lead
ers of that Convention were not aware
of tho potent "crookedness" of the
men tbcy nominated, they were unfit
to hold a National Convention for any
parly of modern pretentions. We hold,
that, according to tho voto of that
Convention, delegates and candidate
should bo repudiated by tbo honest
portion of tho people
Tho Republican papors call it "mud
slinging" whon Democratic papers
givo the record of Garfield's participa
tion In tho Credit Mobilicr, salary
grab, and olbor crimoa. Call it what
you will, it Is on record all the samo ;
and was put thcro before any person
evor moiigui inai uurueid would lio a
candidato in tho coming campaign, by
committees composed partly of Repub
licans. It is tho kind of mud that
sticks, and yon can't rub It off.
A Mistake. It was not Mr. Gar
fiold that discovered Eliza Pinkston
and harbored her. It was John Shor
Bian. Garfield Is not tho only Radi
cal leader who has committed great
crimes, Including pcrinry and bribery.
MORA I CHARACTER OF CAN.
DID A TEH.
Thero is no profession in which a
moral character is more imperatively
necessary than thut of publics. 'I'heio
is certainly without any excepting
profession in which so many teiupta
lions beset the path of Ibecsiiilidatc to
swerve him from the line of strict
honesty und integrity, und therefore
high moral ririuciple is his only safe
guard. In selecting candidates tho
Iieople should bo more careful than they
lave been heretofore ; they should not
solely look to the popularity of the can
didate alone, but should look to his
good habits, integrity .education und see
that bis record is clean and free fiotn
corruption, which all in all constitute
his moral character. Tho moral char
acter of a candidate has an important
influence on Ihepuoplu he is to govern;
if be be a good, moral man, tho peoplo
bo represents will prosper under his
government, because he will uoeull bis
power to advunco the interest of his
country; il be is not a man of moral
character, his subordinate officers, ami
even the people, will become corrupt,
although ho is bound by hisofllciul oath
to behave himself in his office, wilb all
allegiance to tho government, as well
a, the poople, his want of moral char
actor cuuses him to forget the obliga
tion ot his responsibilities ; and what
is the consequence ? Tho government,
whatever it may bo, is badly managed,
the people's money is misappropriated,
becausu tho candidates were not men
of good moral character. This wo are
sorrowfully compullcd to say is, to a
great degruo, the state of our govern
nicnl at thu present da'. We bavo
not men of good moral character in
office and hence the above consequences,
'i'beruforo there is imposed upon
the peoplo a greater obligation than ev
er before. There never was a lime ol
greater importance than the present
for choosing men of tho best moral
character to bo candidates for olll'-e.
Thu people want men of honesty and
intellectuality, men who are known to
the people by their acts aud habits not
to huvo any stain or taint on their
character. T'boro aro men who pre
tend to bo moral men, and outwardly
appear so, but in their real character
you w ill find tbcy aro not what they
appear to bo. These are the men the
people should avoid. These nro the
men who have a degrading influence
upon tjjo people. The atundard of
representatives does not always reflec t
tbo character of thoir constituenciii.
Tho true test of real representation is
tho true exponent ol the character of
those he represents. The time is now
coming w hen theso suggestions will bo
of singular value. Philadelphia Commonwealth.
How They Take With the People.
Tho" journal of civilization," 7iir;i
er's Weekly is not overly cnthusiuslic in
its support ot Garfield Tbo nomina
tion ot Arthur is a very bitter pill for
it to swallow. Of him it has tho follow
ing to say :
" Tho V ice Presidency is popularly
regarded as a fifth wheel to the coac h,
but it is a position which Dr. Johnson
might desc ribe as of inimense potenti
ality. Mr. Arthur wan selectod in ac
cordance with the principle which gov
erns tho practice of nominating con
ventions to placate tho minority and
to regard "locality, " shades ol party
color, and other considerations. The
nomination was unwiso as represent
ing hostility to tho administration ol
Mr. Hayes and a kind of politics not
acceptable to'discrcet Republicans. It
is but right to acknowledge tbo disap
pointment with which tho nows of the
completion of tho ticket was received.
But the greater absorbs the loss."
Beaten Before the Campaign Has
Opened. The New York Herald says
that il ho (Garfield) declinos to mako
any defense (ol the charges against
him) the natural proBumption will be
that ho has no defense which would
help him. The caso against him has a
tcrriblo ogly look as presented
by his adversaries; tho recent apol
ogies ot his friends aro as damaging as
tho original accusations; unloss ho
comes to tho rcscuo bo is beaten out
of sight beloro tho campaign is fairly
Below the Belt. Tho Williams
port Banner, in alluding to something,
remarks: "If a man woulJ take' a
bribe as a member of Congress, would
he not lake a bribe as President of tbo
United Stetos?" If that is intended
for a Credit Mobilierite, or a Do Gol-
yorite, it is a square, luir question ; but
if intended for other peoplo, the Ban
ner man has failed to muko a point.
A Good Joke1 The Grant and
Blaino organs which floated the names
of their beloved at their mastheads be
foro tbo Chicago Convention, and have
now substituted Do Golyer Salary
Grabbor, must feel a littlo "cheap."
Tho Democratic Statu Committee
will meet at the Bolton House, in
Harrisbnrg, today (Wednesday) for
organization. T. C. Hippie, of Lock
Haven, is tho member from this Dis
trict Gen. Huncock can handle a pen as
well ub ho can a sword, nnd w ill prove
as good a statesman whon opportunity
offers, as ho did a soldier. Whoop Yr
up lor Hancock and English I
Bishop Matthew Simpson, ot the M.
E. Church, will sail for China on July
1st, and will preside over tho severul
Mission Conforoncos in that country.
John irvin i Bros,
All Kinds of Merchandise,
-8I CH AS
Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc.
MANl'FACTI'RKItS AND DEALERS IX
MfcVAisi: tin hi: it,
AND BVIHV DESCRIPTION OP
SAWED LUMBER CUT TO ORDER.
Tbo Only Manufacturers in Clearfield
County of the
NEW PROCESS FLOUR!
t i.ot n, t nor .. rr.KO
.r.ir.i'M . ii.ijiin
I1?"Caslt paid for nil kinds of
Gritin Wheat, Ityd, Outs, Etc.
Corwrarrlll., P.., Jon. I. ll.s.tr.