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Gioroi B. Goodlandir, Editor.
WXDNKSDAY M0HN1NQ, JI NK t, 1181
R.adar, If 700 want to know what la join, on
In tho baalneea world, Jmt road onr advertialna;
otumna, ana ajweewi oolnmn in partioniar.
Aqrioulturaliht. An exchange re
murk : "Mr. Tildon baa abjured poli
tics nnd the frlvoliticii of Wall itreot.
IIo 11 dovoting tlio powers of bia train
od intollect to the cultivation of Joraoy
DirtATiD. Tbe Uonalitutional
Amendment prohibiting the manufac
ture and aale of intoxicating liquor in
Ponneylvania was defeated in the Sun
ate on Thursday last, only receiving
sixteen votes out of fifty members in
KxmemrirI The Primary election
this year occurs on the 17th of Sep
tember, and, according to the rules of,
tbe party, all names ol cantlidatca must
bo announced at leant three weeks pre
vious. The Last Miser. The Mauch Chunk
Democrat says that tho dead body of
Thomas Costen, an old miser, was
found in bis but, near Caruondale,
recently, and that a search of the
promisoa brought to light a chest con
A Good Mother. Mrs. Botsy Per
kins, of Taunton, Massachusetts, who
romembors incidents of one of Wash
ington's inaugurations, recently cele
brated her one hundredth birthday by
giving to all of bor daughters a ono
thousand dollar bond.
Seek On. Chandler wants to be
vindicated. If tho Now Hampshire
Legislature will only elect him A Uni
ted Statos Senator bis battered rcputa
tion will bo made whole again. Tho
Legislature might do worse than to
choose Chandlor but not much worse
The Great Tramp. Grant is com
ing from Mexico to help Conkling
through his troubles. Sinco tho Now
York millionaires presented the Na
tional beggar with a cool quartor mill
ion, he claims New York State as his
home. lie says ho hopes the Legisla
ture will re-elect our Senators.
Primary Ki.ection. Tho Demo
cratic Primary election will bo held
this yoar on Saturday, September
17th. It will, thorcfore, be in order
to publish tbe names of candidates on
and after the 10th of August. All
candidates will please tuke notice.
New-s. An exchange says : "John
C. New, of tho Indianapolis Journal,
a friend of General Grant, says the
Goneral will never allow his name to
bo again used as that of a Presidential
candidate, and that no true friend of
his will ever wish it to be used. True
as to the last part, sure as to the first
well, thoro are doubts."
Not so Badly Plundered After
All. It turns out that Gen. Grant's
"solid silver" toilot. box, of which ho
was robbed, was only plated. The
value of tho stolen "jewels" has alio
been exaggerated. Pecuniarily, tho
theft did not amount to much, but the
fact that tho greatest soldier of the ago
was its victim, givos it a certain re
ScaU'Ers. It is predicted by tho
Missouri Republican that whon Gar
field and Blaino got through with
Conkling they will dovolo thcmselvos
to the demolition of tho political
houses of Cameron and Logan. Third
term scalps seem to be wanted at tbe
Whito House just now and thero is no
telling when this wild hunt for stal
wart hair may stop.
No Improvement. Tho Hebrew
Messenger is of tho opinion that such a
time-honored prayer as "Our Fa
thor wbo art in Heaven," it would
soom, has entered too doeply into the
hearts and minds of Christians, and is
too closely identified with tho tender-
est phases of family life, to permit of
oven the slightest verbal change "De
liver us from tho evil one," instead ofj
"Deliver us from evil," will not be a
welcomo specimen of the work of re
A Good Riddance. Tho notorious
General Tyner, First Assistant Post
mastor General, has been removed
they say "ho has rosignod." He is so
walloped in with his confederate
(Brady) in tho Star route bids, that
if they get their just dues they will
both land in tho penitentiary, together
with a flock of other fellows who have
plundered tho Troasury of millions of
dollars during the past ten years.
Qceer Comfort. The West Cites-
tor Record, the organ of Stato Treas
urer Bntler, thus speaks of Chairman
Cessna : "Hon. John Cessna doesn't
believe in tho nonsense about letting
tho office sock the man, but exactly
tbe revorso. He wants to be Judge
and advortisci the fact strongly whore
he thinks bo can make votes. If tho
Bedford county pooplo have any aym
pathy for the balance of the Slato, thoy
will put him on the Bench and he will
afflict uino more."
Marvelous Thinos. Lot It not
be forgotten that when Mr. Blaine
publicly seised and carried off his
own compromising correspondence, af
ter having begged Mulligan on his
kneei to aave him from disgraco and
ruin, he bad tbe audacity to road pre
pared extracts from those letters on
the floor of the House, upon which a
lame defence of the alleged corruption
was made. But he absolutely refused
to submit tbe abstracted letter! to the
Committee of Investigation, or lo any
open inspection. lie then destroyed
the proofs by which the charges made
against him were to be sustained. How
be was able, as a publio man, to sur
vive that scandal, and soon after to
cone near being nominated for the
Presidency, it one ot tbe marvels of
Somebody bus sent us a copy of a
thrco quarters patent newspaper, pur
porting to bo published at llarrisburg,
Po., entitled Every Saturday Kitlit, Dr.
J. II. lluyea, editor. The number of
May 28tb contain a lieciili-d pun of
tho notorious Siciiker of the House
(Howit), and a member of the sume
body from our nativo county (Lycom
ing), named Bierly. The latler was
nominated three years ogo by the
Democrats of that county and defeat
ed by tho people. Last Kail the Dem
ocrats put him in the fluid again, and
he was elected by accident. Ho went
to Harrisburg as a Democrat and vot
ed for Howit, the Radical nominee for
Speakor, and for this complnnont be
was made Chairman ol an important
standing Committee, and othorwise
complimented by tho bpcaker during
tho session. When called to an ac
count by somo Williauispoit Demo
crats for voting against tbo Demo
cratic nominee for Speaker, Mr. John
E. Fannco, (the ablest man in the
House on either side), bo flippantly
remarked : "Faunce is a rooster."
More: After Mr. Wallace becamo
tho nnanimous nominee of our party
for Senator, this lame individual dur
ing that long contest frequently voted
for outsido parties, now is that for
Again: The writer who gets off
such a decided puff for Howit and
liiorly in the samo column must be an
artist, because tho harmony ho has
produced must bo apparent to tho
most casual reader. Bierly may suit
Lycoming Domocruts of modern times,
but he is too cuto for tho school of
forty years ago, and wo Bhall be very-
much mistaken if hoevorgots another
office at tho bands of tho Democrats of
Lycoming. His party bohavior in tho
Houbo is worso than that of any other
member on our sido.
" Government" Lies. Ex-Senator
Conkling, of Now York, who is one of
tho most refined stalwart Radicals, in
words to that effect, declares that
President Garfield is a liar. An ex
change says :
Thl. would bo a aerioue matter If charged by n
Democrat but Kepublieane know each other'e
llttlt weakDeaae. io well that nothing le thought
of it whon they ohnrgo mob other with breaking
one of the eommandmeota. Tbe D.moorata ittd
Uit Fell duriug the canraaa, that llarfield lied
when bo denied eoonpliottT In tbe Credit Mobilier
matter nnd tho ua uoiy.r pavement joo, out men
Conkling nnd nil tbo goody-goody Hepablioane
aid that tho DotnooraU lied and were throwing
mud nt n Cbrialiaa ateteauan and pure patriot.
Wo are f lad that leading hepublitana like Conk
ling nro finding out tbnt tho Democrat, were
pretty eloae to tho mark lo their utteranoee dur
ing tbo rrealdential eanraia, to wti : mat uar
Held waa a liar aa well aa n perjurer. .
This isindoed a wonderful onslaught
on "the Government." However, it is
not so effective on the personal liga
ments after all as Nihilism tho Rus
sian :l an of extinguishing a ruler. Wo
havo no doubt but that Garfield will
survive this attack much better than
Conkling. Ono thing is certain : Tboso
Radical leaders will give m all the
naked truth in relation to this inward
rottenness of Radicalism, which, when
fully revealed, will astonish men of all
parties because of its grossness.
More Centennial. We notice that
the Ri-Centennial Association of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Ib la
boring strenuously, with the eo opera
tion of the Slato authorities and tbe
municipal government of Philadelphia,
to provide an imposing celebration of
tho two hundredth anniversary of tbo
founding of Philadelphia. Tho grand
celebration will take place in Novom
her, 1882, but tho first preparatory
public demonstration will be made on
tho 4th of July next, in the Centonnial
Buildiog, Fairmount Park, Philatlel
phia. That preliminary movement is
intended to be a great mass mooting
of tho citizens of tho Slato. Thero
will bo eloquent addresses by distin
guished orators, music by an immonso
combination orchestra, drill and dress
parade by tho military, with many
other holiday amusomonts. We trust
that this patriotic movement iu honor
of the groat founder of Pennsylvania
will be liberally sustained by the poo
pie of the State at largo.
A Census Memorandum Tho fol
lowing statement, which will bo of in
terest to many of our agricultural
readers, giving tbe results of the first
count of tho cereal crops of 1879 1880
in comparison with that of 1809-1870,
has just been furnished by the Census
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in, iso, on, 4i7,7i.7iii jsi.io7.ist
S,7,I' 4,S01,0v.li t7,745,2n
l,44,32l ltl,s;t,SJl 1S,V 1S.7U6
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It will bo observed that the increaso
ot all products has been liberal, while
tho increase in corn is enormous,
Buckwheat did not make much head
way. An Honest Confession. Tho Phil
adelphia Evening Telegraph congralu
latcs itself that it rocogniicd in Ma-
hono a renegade Democrat, a blatant,
unrepentant rebel, and a ropudiator of
publio debts. II rncognlzcd in Riddlo-
borger a low politician of the same
sort, and in Gorham a free lanoe Re
publican, who had dofoatod the Repub
lican candidato of his State for Gov
ernor, for purely selfish loosons, and it
therefore opposed a bargain which
took those men into the Republican
fold and made tbo Rcpnblican party
responsible for them and thoir politi
More Salary G rah. The Clinton
Democrat says: "It is now avowed by
prominent members of the Legislature
that tbe sole purpose of remaining in
session for the post month was to head
the Governor and Attorney Goneral
in the matter of tho salary grab. The
surrender of the Governor is complete,
abject, disgraceful. The only barriers
to the steal now aro the Stato Treas
urer and tbe Supreme Court As tho
wholo subjoct is in the hands of the
Radicals, tho peoplo noed not look lor
much quarter. If the Constitution and
docency be respected it will be unusual
for the officials of that party."
"Bid Injitni." The word "stal
wart," applied to one faction of the
Republican party, in contradistinction
to tbe terms "independent" and "half-
breed," Is derived from two Saxon
word, ttael and nvrf, which ilgnify
worth stealing. "Stalwart," then, should
only be applied to those statesmen who
will steal anything that is worth ileal-
ing. A friend suggests that, if this
definition is correct, tbe term Includes
two thirds of the Republican party.
THE LOWER HOUSE. j
It is mortifying to us, that wo are
compelled to conlexs that we have nov
el- looked upon stub bud behavior ill
tbs iWT House lit iiuriiHburg as
during tho pal session, although we
have annually looked into tbe publish
ed proceedings ol that body, and per
sonally visited it for the past twenty
years. An exchange, in speaking of
the composition of t lie present Legis
lature of this Stutu, and the iniapacity
and immorality of its members, sums
up its opinion as follows:
Our Legislative halla are peeked with ruwjiaa.
prvfanora end tbe aoum of tea-pot bouae political
aoboola. Men wbo eao aceroely define tho diff.r
enoe between Incoet and araon arooleclod to make
our lawr, and it la atnled oo authority, that not
ton men can bo found In tbo Houao that oan
frame a atatule. Kvery day violence la done to
parliamentary naage, nnd oven tbo ru'ee ol com
mon deeooey are aet aalde. Profanity la need
without rebuke from the Speaker, while men reel
loto their eeelo freih from tbe beer anlooo or
This is severe, but true. More:
And by aisociuting with tho members
and observing their deportmont for
several days, we came lo tho conclu
sion that from his personal behavior
and closo attention to buBines, the
member from Clearfield, (Jas. Flynn)
discharged his duties in overy sense.
He was always in his seat and voted
right every lime (so far as we under
stand public affairs), and wo hare no
doubt but that tho rest of his constit
uents will thank him for not compro
mising thorn during his stay at the
Capital. If be has dono anything of
the kind it has escaped our notice, and
wo will thank any taxpayer that will
bring a politicul sin of omission or
commission of Ins lo otir notice.
Peace to its Ashes. Tho New York
Herald says tho Republican party has
in the general opinion lulfillcd its mis
sion. Why should it not go to nieces ?
Why should any one of its honest vo
tors mourn ovor its disappearance ? It
may not be dead at this moment, but
it is rotten. To say that such a party,
which deliberately chooses Dorsey as
one of its publio manipulators and un-
blushiugly givos him publio dinners
which has protected and honored Mr.
Robeson, which openly courts th
friendship of public plunderers, which
during four years sheltered Brady in
his Star route jobberiei and took part
of his gains for its campaign fund after
tho exposures mado of him in Congress;
lo Bay that such a party, which scarce
ly conceals its relations with a dozen
lobbies and many of whoso public men
live by jobs to say that this party,
quarreling now over tho spoils, ought
to live is absurd. In addition to these
mortal political sins we havo the Mu
hone Riddlebcrger-G orb am scheme,
made up of treason, slrntogy and spoils
of so gross a character that every do
cent man must be amazed at the au
ducky of the radical leaders who as
sume to be only half honest in worldly
A Fine Subject for a Veto. Tho
Harrisburg Patriot says : One of the
objections of Govornor Hoyt lo the
pension bill for soldiers ot tbe war with
Mexico is that tho revenues of the
State will not justify the expenditure.
No doubl tho rovenues of tbo Stato are
running very low, though one would
not think so from the profuse expend
iturcs of all sorts that aro recommend
ed. But since tho old soldiers of tho
Mexican war must go without their
bounty on account of tho condition of
tho Treasury there are other ways of
saving money that might be suggested
Thoro is for example a bill bofore the
House that will cost, if passed, about a
hundred thousand dollars for militia
picnics next Autumn. This bill would
afford a fino subject for a voto, though
the House may relievo the Govornor
of that necessity.
Yos, so we go I Spending (250,000
a year on the ornamental, or Sunday
soldiors, entitled "Nationnl Guards,"
antTthon veto tho bill that gives tbo
true Soldier Jiis long withheld dues
may be genuine radicalism, but It lacks
common honesty and is therefore a
disgrace to tho Commonwealth.
The Striking Business. The Phil
adelphia Ledger, in alluding to strikes,
says: That is a vory important as
well as interesting suit brought by the
wifo ol a puddlor against the officers of
a trade organisation in Pittsburgh, that
drove bim from a situation and pre
vented him from gotting work bocause
ho didn't belong to their union. Tbo
wifo and children of such a man aro
parties at Interest quite as much as the
employors, or the union or tho man
himself. This fact is vory generally
forgotten or ignored. No one quos
tions tho right of workmen to consult
together, to lawfully combine and, if
need bo, to strike for bighor wages,
but whon they go any lurthcr than this
and undertake to provent other pooplo
trom exercising tbo samo right of do
tormining what wagos they will work
for, or whon or how; or whon, as in
this case, they dictate tho dischargo of
a man, their right to do so may bo
Tory well questioned, and the host place
to question it is in a court of law.
AN INDIGNANT MoTIIKR. An OX-
chango remarks : "James Abram," re
marked tho President's mother to him
yostorday, "when I rode all tho way
from Mentor to Washington with you
in tboso now fanglcd cars and heard
the crowds cheering you at the stop
ping places I was proud of you. When
I heurd you tolling all about pcaco and
unity and prosperity and happiness
and goneral delight from tho steps of
the Capitol on inauguration day I was
delighted ; but now James, when I see
all tho trouble that you and Blaino are
kicking up, I'm disgusted, profoundly
disgusted. I'm ashamed of you, so 1
am, and I'm going back to the farm."
A Good Decision. The Supremo
Court of the State of Maine has decid
od that "a church is not a corporation
with authority to crcato debt In erect
ing a bouso of worship." If this inter
pretation of law wore to prevail
throughout the country it would rev
olntionise the church building busi
ness by putting it on a cash basis and
cutting off so much of it aa is now
managed on trust.
Murat Halstcad, of the Cincinnati
Gasette, says ot Col. Thomaa A. Scott :
"Some of hia campaign!, if written out,
showing the brilliancy of bis combina
tions and the successive strokes by
which nia end was reached, would
show as admirable generalship as Na
poleon In Italy or Grant in Mississippi,
and bia personal history, faithfully ro-
corded, would be faaiinating as a ro
OUR VICE PRESIDENT.
TlioCbambersbuig Spirit)': "We
tried iu every way wo could to con
vince our Republican readers buloro
the election last November that Gen
eral Chester A. Arthur was not a fit
man lo be iIiom ii Vice President of
the Vnited Stale. We called their
attention to the statement of John
Sherman that be was not honest, und
to tho afllrniation of tho lute R. B.
Hayes that in an important position
to which Arthur bad boen appointed
be had failed to perform bis duties in
accordance with his oath of ofllce.
Hut our Republican friends nearly all
refused to read these ; tboso who did
read said our comments wcro not justi
fied by tho facts and that Sherman's
and Hayes' statements were exagcra
ted by the Spirit. A rtbur was elected
Vico Prcsidont and on the fourth of
March inaugurated umid Republican
bursas. But we know they would
open their eyes eventually to his impor-
fuctions, and bere beforo thrco months
of bis term have elapsed they com
mence poundiug bim whero wo left off.
Last week the bitterest Republican
paper in the United States doclared
that he was already neglecting his du
ties and bad 'defiled tho commonest
considui ations ot oflicial decency.' It
asserted that he hud visited Albany,
New York, lo 'assist in an effort to co
erce, cajolo or corrupt' enough mom
bers of tho New York Legislature so
that what is known as a 'stalwart Re
publican' might be returned to the Na
tional Senate; it insisted that his ac
tions if persisted in would cause him
to recotvo four years of publio con
tempt and 'the business in which he
is ongaged' would become 'a National
scandal.' The fastidious gcntlomon
who bad to hold their noses lust Fall
when talking of 'old Bill English' may.
possibly, still onjoy the portumo of
Cheslor Arthur'i reputation.
More Star Route Frauds. Tho
Washington Evening Star of Juno 3d,
givos a list of the men who will be pre
sented to tbo Grand Jury for indict
ment. Among the list is S. II. Klkins,
formerly a delegato ili tho House of
Representatives from New Mexico and
son-in-law of a United States Senator.
Klkins was intimate with Dorsey when
tbe latter was in the Senate. A year
or two ago he gave out that be had
mado a fortune in mining speculations
and he established himself in grand
style in New York. Ho was a part
ner of R. C. Keraris, of St. Louis, in
Star route contracts. Klkins by his
influence got Star contracts and
bad them expedited, whilo Kerans
looked after operating the lines. Ex.
Congressman McKibben is another
man mentioned for Indictment; also
J. B. Price, ot Missouri. Ex-Auditor
Mctirew and his lute duputy, Lilley,
will ulso he proscnted to tho Grand
Mad, of Course! In the view ol
tho Now York Independent tho specta
cle of Vice President Arthur "calling
a conference of Conkling politicians at
bis own house, on the Sabbath day,
and then going up to Albany to play
tho game of tho lobcyist, in aid of ex
Senators Cookling and Piatt, and do
ing all this to foster and promote and
make successful the hostility ot these
men to tho President of tho United
Stulos, and virtually to tbo party that
elected him, is one so undignified, so
degrading to the ofllce, and so disgust
ing in its manifest improprieties as
justly to dosorve public contompt. His
conduct is a gross scandal. Tho peo
pie aro ashamed of their Vico Presi
dent, and well they may be. He has
no right thus to dishonor tbo office
thoy have bestowed upon him. He
ought to havo, at least, somo respect
for tho proprieties of oflicial deconcy."
Formidarle in Numbers. The Now
York Methodist gives the following
figures showing the number of that
denomination: "Methodist Episcopal
church, 1,743,000; Methodist Episco
pal church South, 828,. 100; African
Methodist Episcopal church 215,000;
African Methodist Episcopal Zion
church, 191,000 ; Unitod Brothron In
Christ, 157,800; Methodist Protestant
church, 113,-100; Colored Mothodist
Episcopal church, 112,800; Evangeli
cal Association, 112,200; Amorican
Wcsloyan connection, 25,000 ; Freo
Methodist church, 12,000; Congrega
tional Mutbodist church, 10,000; Prim-
itive Methodist church, 3,000; African
Union Mothodist Protestant church,
2,500; Union Amcricun Methodist
Episcopal church, 2,000; Independ
ent Methodist churches, 2,500; total
Boys, Move Slow I Somo would-bo
astute Republican politicians are nam
ing the "1881 candidato." Tho answer
that tho minister gave tho enraged
parent can fimlaplaconow. An elder
son seriously offended the falhor and
in his wrath tho paront exclaimed, "I
wish tho devil had the boy I" The
family pastor, wbo knew the youth's
habits, stood by and, with the air of
ono uniting a prediction with advice,
said, "Just wait." If the circumstances
are not similar, tho advice, at least, is
apphcablo, Wait. Political lightning
defaces as often as it strikes. Some
very heavy storms will come and go
bolwoon Juno, 1881, and Juno, Is? I.
Overboard. We notice that Mr.
McGrow, the Sixth Auditor of the
Treasury, and his Deputy, Mr, Lilley,
have stepped down and out, on a polito
invitation from Bocrotary Windom.
Tho Sixth Auditor is tho officer who
adjusts tho accounts of tho Postoffico
Department. Socretary Windom re
quested the resignation of McGrow and
Lilley at the instanco ot the Attorney
Goneral who rogarded them ai obsta
cles to tho investigation of the Star
routo frauds. It is thought that when
tbe books of the Sixth Auditor's ofllce
shall be overhauled Important dcvol
opmcnts will be made in tho Star routo
An exchango remarks: "The ever
lasting occlosiaslical case of Stack vs.
O'llara is at the Supreme Court again
from Lycoming county ; and It would
not bo on a Williamsport list if tho
Ilerdrca and Lycoming Firo Insurance
Company wcro not on it as litigants."
Blendino Aefairs. Even Boechcr
has been interviewed on the fight for
the spoils. Ilo says that be don't liko
Conkling, but that he la a better man
than Blaine. De aaya that Blaine
would steal If he got a chance.
COUGHED UP A BULLET.
General William J. Hollon, of Nor
ristown, on Friday a week coughed up
a bullet which hu hud carried in his
body for seventeen years. It was re
ceived on the HOlh of July, lKfit, the
duy ot tho famous mine explosion at
Petersburg, lie war then Colonel ol'
the Kilty-first Pennsylvania Veteran
Volunteers, which hud been detailed
as a forlorn hope lo lead an assault
upon a fort to the left of tbe cutter.
From that time until Friday, May
20th, ho carried the bullet in his neck,
where it caused him considerable pain,
especially in dump wtalhnr, aud oblig
ed hi in always to sleep on the left side.
About two weeks ago the pain became
worso und be could feel some sharp ob
ject cutting its way through the tis
sues towarj the throat. Uno evening
ho was compelled to closo bis store be
lore tho usual hour and go to bed,
whore tho foreign substanco felt, lo
use bis own expression, "liko a filly
pound weight." Ktill it did not occur
to him that the bullet was working
out. His idea was that some frag
monts ot bin shattered jttw bone had
detached themselves, and the thought
that they wcro cutting Into his throat
alarmed him. Mrs. Bolton also be
camo uneasy, and yielding to her per
suasions bo determined to consult a
skillful surgeon on Friday.
About the middle ol the afternoon,
whilo waiting on a customer, he bad
occasion to stoop and was seized with
a fit of coughing which nearly stran
gled him. Instinctively be placed his
band over bis mouth, and to his great
astonishment the next cough drove
out the bullet and it fell into tbe palm.
It was Bomowhat stained with blood
and was covered with mucous, but its
dislodgement was not followed by any
bleeding and caused him immediate
relief. When the bullet wits washed
off it was found to be somewhat oor
roded with rust, which bad covered its
surface with sharp ridges, sufficient to
account for the pain it produced as it
worked its way through his flesh. In
spite of the loss by rust it still weighs
273 grains. Tho General intends writ
ing to his Iriond, Dr. Sherlock, that
the prediction of seventeen years ago
has been fulfilled.
GOVKRNMKNTA L INQUISI
TION. TheCbambershurg Spirit romurks:
Tho nan who sent a postal curd by
enclosing it in an envelope was wiser
than h know. A harmless fellow in
Loudon county, Va., on a postal card
addresstd to a Senator, spoke of Ma
bono as "a d d dog" and the observ
ant officials in Washington, to which
point tho card was addressed, read and
retained '.he card and caused tbe ar
rest of Civrmichacl, the sender, on the
ground that the law declares that "no
postal card upon which indecent or
scurrilous epithets may be printed
or writtei shall be carried through tho
mail." Yet the law positively prohib
it! any postmaetor or clerk Irom read
ing postal cards, the punishment of
the sontlor, lor tho ollonse indicated
above, being left for the recipient to
demand. A greater violation ol tho
law than that of Carmichael's (il, in
deed, his can be shown to be a viola
tion at all) was made by the poslofllce
officials, for this card never reached
the person to whom it was addressed.
Tho precedent sought lo be established
is seriously objectionable bocause it is
extraordinarily dangeruus. If post
office clerks are to bo made oensors to
determine what is "scurrilous" they
can widen their latitude of decision
until it has no boundary. If they are
to road postal cards to ascertain what
are and what aro not mailable so may
they hold thin envelopos to the win
dow and read letters of business and
missives of love ; where envelopes aro
thick tho aid of tbe summing tea not
may bo secured lo moiston the seal of
a letter that tho clerk can havo his
suspicions about and its contents may
bo perused to ascertain thut nothing
"obscene" appears therein. If the
privacy of tho mails must bo destroyed
to gratify tho spile of Muhone it is
time the Republican party olevato thut
gentleman to soma higher position
than ho now has; tbe Primacy vaca
ted by Mr. Conklin might suit Lim.
The Pool Law. Tho Legislature
lost week passed a severe Act prohibit
ing pool playing at saloons and hotels.
Tho law is short and as follows :
Section 1. That if tho proprietor,
kcoper, lesseo or manager of any saloon,
hotel, tavern, inn, billiard room or othei
Iilaco of resort or entertainment shall
icep, maintain or permit to be played
upon his promises, or in connection
therewith, or having passago or com
munication to or with tho same, the
gamo or amusement of pool with balls
or any other game of chunco, tho ro
suit or prico of forfeiture of payment
in any form ol such gamo or amuse
ment shall bo by drinks of vinous,
spirituous, malt or brewed liquors or
any admixture thereof, ho or sUo shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall be sentenced
for tho first offense to pay a fine of ono
bundrod dollars and to undergo an im
prisonment of not less than ninety days,
and for tho second offense to pay a fine
of five hundred dollars and to undergo
an imprisonment of not less than one
year; and any license granted for tho
keeping of audi saloon, tavern, inn,
billiard room or othei place of resort
or amusement shall, upon such second
conviction, be declared null aud void
by tbe court in which tiie said second
offense shall be tried.
Approved Juno 1st, A. D. 1881.
Henry M. Hoyt.
uamkron s annex. lue junior
Senator from Pennsylvania, has writ
ten a letter to a friond in Williamsport,
defining his position in the Garfield
Conkling fight. Ho says :
litnr Sirt Your leilae aaaorda with all I havo
received on tho aulJeet. I have never doabiad
the propriety of lamiolni the Prroldeal In thin
oonteat. lie la battling for liberty in political
management, nnd In eMerllng the right of tlio
Freaident to nominate witho-jt fear of Senatorial
dietatioa be le but defending tbo Conatititioa of
our eouotry. Therefore my oourae baa never been
In doubt among thoae who know me. Youra troty.
Joan I. MirrnnLb.
Wo wonder how the senior Scnntor
stands on thil question Conkling or
Garfield? Speak I
Lovely. Tho "Conredorato llriga
adiors" in Virginia, under the lead
of tho Mahono-Riddlebergcr-Gorham-Garfiold
A Co. Readjnslcr's Conven
tion, nominated ono W. E. Cameron
for Govornor of that Stato. This will
bo another joke on President Garfield,
who assumes to be an honest man ;
but in this instance he is bedding with
ropudialors men who refuso to pay
their honest debts. How is that for
"Christian statesmanship T" Could
common rogues do any worso f
It'! A Straniii World. Tho Now
York H'or(f says : It is just a lilllo
curious that in this supremo agony of
tho great and grand old Republican
party we do not hear one word about
the peril to tho Union of a solid South,
not ono word about tho finance and
tho tariff, not ono word about civil
service reform, not ono word, in fact,
nbout any subject except tho Now
York Custom House and the machine.
Education. Don. Camoron ought
to write a book on "the most approv
ed manner of causing a legislative dead
lock. A work of thil sort would be
an invaluable hand-book to Republi
cans in publio life,
IT IS MR. PRESIDENT.
THE I'ROI'EK WAY IN WHICH TO ADDRESS
t.UR Cllir.r UAtllSTflATE.
It has been noted that President
Grevy of France, in his letter to Pres
ident Gut field, addresses bun as " Votir
I'.xeelleiiey, and Si) do a gn at ninny
Americans. But this is incorrect, as
the ('resilient ol the United Sutcs lias
no title. Not only is tho Constitution
silent on tho subject, but the question
was raised, discussed and settled, so
thai there is a derision on the subjoct.
In ns'J, on the 2.)d ot April, the
Senate adopted a resolution for the
appointment ot a committco "lo con
sider and report what stylo of title il
would do proper to annex to tho offices
of President and Vice-President of tho
United States, il any other than thoso
given in the Constitution. On the
day following tho House of Kcpie-
scntutives adopted a similar resolution,
nnd on the bin nt Muy this committeo
reported ihut "it is not proper to annex
ny stylei or titles ot cilices exprosscd
by the Constitution." And this report
was adopted by tho House.
Un ine Hlh or May tbo Seuttto com
mitteo mado a similar report The
proposition waa (lien made, "whother
the Prcsidont of tlio United States
shall bo addressed as 'His Excellency ,"'
nnd it was decided in tho negative.
A Her ward tlio toilowini; action was
had in tho Senate: "Ordered, thut
Mr. Leo, Mr. Ellsworth and Mr. John
son be a commilleo to confer with any
committeo to bo appointed by the
lloutc of Representatives, on tbe dif
ference of opinion now subsisting be
tween the two Houses respecting tbe
title ol the 1 resident ot tho L nitod
Sluice." The House then appointed a
coniniittuo ol fivo, of which Mr. Madi
son was Chairman, lo confer with tho
Sennlo committoe, and after a confer
ence tbo Senate committeo reported
that they could not agree upon a joint
report, but that iu the opinion ot the
Senate committee: "It would be
proper to address tlio President as 'His
Highness, the President of tbo United
States of America and Protector of our
Liberties."' This Report was not
adopted, though it was not rejected,
being laid over. .As au end to the
mailer, the following was finally
adopted by the Senate :
' From a docent respect for the opin
ion and practice of civilized Nations
whether undor monarchial or Republi
can forma of government, whoso cus
tom it is to annex titles of respectabil
ity to the offlco of thoir Chief Magis
trate, and that, on intercourse with
foreign Nations, a duo rcspoct for the
majesty of the pooplo of tbo Unitod
State! may not bo hazarded by an ap
pearance of singularity, the Senate
have been induced to bo of the opinion
thut it would be proper to annex a re
spectable title to the office of Presi
dent of tho Unitod Statos ; but tho
Sonate, desirous of preserving harmo
ny with tho llouso ol Representatives,
where the practico lutely observed in
presenting an address to tbo President
was without tho addition of titles,
think it proper for tho presont to act
in conformity with tho practice of tho
llouso ; thorclore, rosolved, that tho
present address bo, 'To the Presidont
of the United Statos,' without addition
And so the matter stands to-day,
and tho American people can congrat
ulate thomselvos thut they escaped tbe
infliction which tho Sod it to committee
wanted to entail upon an unoffending
posterity. It is very common in writ
ing to tho President to address him
not only as "His excellency," but to
give hii lull namo. This is not tho
business style, at least. If in writing
to tbo President on public business,
you will simply say "Sir" at tbe top
and "Tho Prcsidont" at the bottom
you will bo according to oflicial eti
quette. Kansas City Times.
Uull dozinu A Judoe Tho Detroit
Free Press givos the following : "A Col
orado Judge roccntly sentenced three
murderors to be bung. It was a great
surprise to them. Indeed, tho Judge
himself hardly expected to do it a few
minutes beforo, but made up his mind
very suddenly. Ho had just cleared
a desperado who had committed a
murder, when a crowd hanged the
fellow out of the Court House window
und told tho Judgo the next time he
let a murderer escape they would
serve bim tho samo way. So tho olhor
thrco poor fellows foil victims to tho
Judge's prolorring to see them hung
rather than undergo that experience
A Bio Success. "My wifo bad been
ailinz a long timo with dyspepsia and
norvousncss, and wan in bod two years
with a complication of disorder! her
phyaiciana could not cure, when I waB
led hy reading a circular lolt at my
door to try I'arkor'! tiinaer Tonic.
Ifavinir boen so often deceived by
wortlticsa mixtures, -nothing but my
wifo'a dungoroiie condition could have
led u! to mako any moro experiments.
Hut it was a big succoss. Thrco bot
tles cured her, at a cost of a dollar and
fifty cents, and sho is now aa strong as
any woman, and regularly does her
household duties. H. i)., HuiJulo. See
other column. (I 1 41
Too lluna. Tho Philadelphia Hec
ord striki-s a fcllnwman in this way :
"r.x-Prcsidctit lfayea seems to bo la
boring undor tho delusion that his opin
ions of publio men and measures are
still a matter of interest lo tho Nation.
It would bo a pity to disabuso him
IIo ia ao absolutely retired from tho
attention or the core of hia fellow-
countrymen that any littlo solitaire
gamo be may Indulge in should not be
"About IIusteu." Tho machine that
baa boon running tho Itepublican party
for those many years must go to piece
soon, ttarncld baa concluded to with
hold tho oil of patronago from it and
without that lubricator tho thing won'l
budgo. Tho wheels aro creaking now
And without a macbino, what ia to bo
come of tho party ? A barrol might as
won try to stand without Us hoops,
IUther NATuaAL. Carl Schure bus
bocomooditor in-chief of the Now York
Evening Post. Ilia associates are Horace
Whito and K li. (Jodkin. Schnrs's
mout prominent first article waa eulogy
oltho Ilayea administration, which, in
tho light of lulo developments, had bet
tor boon left unsaid. How natural ono
fraud bgeta another. Schurx and Hayes
aro true indexes.
OB WnilK All klnda of Job wotk elMiteet
I la the beet mannar at thla affioa.
a in ro,ir w iowa
Term nnd 15
V ooinu rrw,
Add real li. IUllitt A Co.,
TITRTifJEM C4RTARLE' FEFJI
We have printed n large namber of tba net
PKR BILL, nnd will on tbe raretpt of twentr
Iva Mate, mail a pt le aaj addreae. mjt$
(If A GO Nil IVOR t.ilaRl Tba tnbeerlber
11 hu two Tt..nraa Wioni. aiatirl .
for aale. Will beield aheap, fa 1 1 on or addreta
JOHN A. BTADLBH.
Clearfield, Pa., March t, llM-t.
Shingle Bolls & Saw Logs.
OorvtatrlHa, aa. 1, 71 tf.
The Great CLOTHING Emporium!
PIE'S OPERA HOUSE,
F YOU wnut lo study your own interest, do not fail to call at
the above establishment and examine
-t-s-ej--H-f-----i"H-n 1 1 -ti- a t i-n-t-t-f.
I.AKllK AND HANDHOMK STOCK OF
Hats, Genis' Furnishing Goods, &c.,
Whelhtr jo wlah to tnakt a urcbM or dot, w iball b plat t ll titoei to how job or
atwttne)flt gf fooli, vhiob will t uno eooviao roa that ur
Styles are the Best, and our Prices the Lowest.
Rem cm bor, aliu, tliat w hare an elegant an or taunt of I'IKCB (JO0D9, of th latest noreltiai,
. iotenJad fur
And we are prepared u, MAKE SUITS TOOHUKR AT SIIOUTKST KOTfCG, at. I rhall endeavor
Uauit 111 tnat of the moat faatidivue.
Opera House Block, opposite postofBoe, CLEAEFIELD, FA.
J JJ-IBSI If.
2 . CAR LOADS. 2
Tlio larpoflt and beat assortment of wagons ever brought to
One car load of CONKLIN wagons,
One car load of
Which wo will Bell at factory prices. We buy these wagons by
the car load and pay (JAoll tor tliem, tlierclore we are able
to sell cheaper than any other dealer in the county.
We guarantee these wagons to be first-class
in every respect. Also, a lot of
Platform Spring Wagons Buggies.
One car load of GRAIN DRILLS which we will sell cheaper
than ever before sold. Give us a
F. M. CARD0N &
February 23, 1881-tf.
N. E. ARNOLD,
Wholesale Dealer in
DRY GOODS. FURNISHING GOODS,
Boots, Shoes, Groceries,
TOBACCO, LEATHER, FLOUR,
FEED, GRAIN, SALT, OIL &C.
I buy direct from jobbers nnd manufacturers, receive coods nt
car load rates, hence can compete
Also, Dealer in
Saw Logs, Lumber, Shingles and Bark.
Parties having bark to haul
and receive liberal advances.
Give me a call.
N. E. ARNOLD,
Cept It, l9S0.tr.
MARKET STRERT. (-I.KARflEI.I), PENN'A.
All kinds of Cnnkota and Coflina kept on hantl, and furnished to order on
liort notice, Including tlio (In out aa well aa the clienpeat that can be manu
Ia the bnat in uso, and will bo furniehed when required. Funerals attended
in any part of the county. Call at my ofllce, on Second at.roet, or loave
your ordora at Troulmnn'a Fnrniture (Store, adjoining tho roatoftico.
JAS. Ia. LKAVY.
- 33 - ix
5,000 Rail Road Ties.
Curwenarllle, Pa. Jan. , lit If
Shingle Mill Tor Sale.
A LA TUJf, liackaiTf Mitnitlt Maefaln) mb be
purahiied rtrf efasaplrom tba nlririi(.
Tbt ttrai will Im nu.il mj to lh put-chaw in
prt tod time. For further information eall nt
"Blanphard'i Home Camp," in Union towmhip,
or nddreea tbe ubderltned it Ronton, Claarflald
ootrnlr, Fcnn'n. NAPOI.KON MoDUh ALU.
Roekton, Maj 4, 1881 4t.
BUY AIIOME I
HOTSKfl. LOTS AND FARMS FOR SALE I
TWKNTY IIOIIBEN and LOTS la Clearfield
far aala at reaeieakle prlrae and ea taay
terna. Alia, ereerat FAKMH In Bradford aad
Urabata townehtpe. Apply lo
Deo. I, 'tl.tf.J Clearfield, Pa,
F. M. CARBON & BR0,,
0a Market It, ana door weet eY Maaaloi Ho.ee,
Oar mr.fewieite an ef tbe aieet aomelete
eharwlar ler furaliblaj aha oablle wltk Freeh
Meet- af all hind, and of tba vara baet qnalitr.
We alee deal la all klada af Apli.lnral Iaapla
enta, wbleh we keea ea aihlalttoa for tha beaj.
ail ef lha pabtta. Call areaad whaa ta tawa,
aad taka a look at tUnga, er add ran aa
F. M.OARDOR Brio.
ClaardeH, Fa., Jail 14, ll7-tf.
call before buying elsewhere.
BR0., Cbifiled, Pa.
with New York and 1'hiludel
during the Winter, can contract
Also, advances made on Saw Logs,
a . - a'
$70 A WKKK. Ill a dar at home ea.Hr made.
V I u Coatlr outfit free. Addreae Tat a A Co.,
CASH or TRADE,
Corwenatllle, Pa., Jan. , '78-tf.
OM4V TO LOANOa nret elaea la
prorrd farm property, by tba Mutual Life
aurance Ootapaay of New York, oa firat mart.
f.je, in earn, from II.Oi'l op. For further l
formatlon applr t the undereie;ned.
Clearleld Pa., Me. Tth, I17 tf.
Coal iCoal i i
Till r.d.r.lan.d, haylnj procured a Iteea ot
a flrat-.laaa noel rein, baa opened a nilna,
and la now prepared to furnlah euetoraara with a
orei.eleee article of eal na abort aoilea, and nt
lha moderate prlea of MX CKNTS net buahel.
All ardera left at mj ahop will be prenrtlt at
""I). WM. R. liauWH.
Clearleld, Pa., Feb. 1,1111-1;.
COAL ALL THE YEAR 1 1
TIIR anhaerlbar aar.br (Wee nolle, thai ha
la new doltrerla, ooal of an esoelltnt onnlit
aad propeeaa to oparata hia mlaa
sain :'.n, ."'i"
- ajvv-a i ia na i. jtw .j BvaaaaaT vnaV
llaa. Ordera by mat! areaeptrr Hied.
flew flrrrtisfrnftttja .
In tlio patriot Court 2 United States
For tha Weilern DUtrlrt of Peimv '
(1 KG. W. DICKEY, of OarrBM w-unty, p,
X bnarui.t ondar lha Art of Coagreu'iiV U,
id, 187, and tba atuaodiaaati and lupj.i,,,,
lbrt, bf i.tft aplld for a ditfbw fro kli
bit delita, and at bar claim provable umUr ttu
Aet, Bjr ordvr af iba Court, notice U beret,; 1(tB
to all eiedittri wb. bva mrini their debt, ari,i
otlier jaerrmne li.tereit.jri, to epprar un tbe i.
ot July, IfXI, at 11 o'olook A. M , befere T s
Woodruff, Kfu , Kriitcr la Ut.itkrui.tcy, at bii
office, No. 11 l'arh How, Krle, Ha., to ibuw
if any they hare, wby a dlicharge ihuald nut t'
(ranted to the eaid baokrvpt.
. O. MfCANDLKSS, Clerk
PI tuba rub, Pa.,Jane let, Ih81 Ji.
3fowero and llcnperf!
CI.EA11FJK.LI, - - PA.
TJIR inbirriber bi the WAI.TKH A. WOOD
MOWKKS and UEAPEBS for aale, bendu
Macbiae reptire fr tbe eaine, AIo llOHSK II AV
KAK Kri, end all kindi of farming Implemead.
VWill uxchaofce above for UOH.lLj 4r
CA1XLK, or ell very low for eaeb.
FRESH MEAT I
r I I.I. alao eitntlnn tbe batchering. bnlneit.
Meet market la III e plaining mill oflioe, ua
fine afreet, preaa memteverj Muudaj, WeJutt.
dar, f'ridav and balurdav inurnlnge. Your tt.
ronaee la reapefltfnllr aolieitel.
l'er M. 'J. Ham,,
CleerOeld, fa., June lat, ISsl-Sin.
IN lllIVIKU VOL 11 IIOOIiK HtuM
Geo. Weaver & Co.,
Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots fSliocs, JlatsgCaps.
Carpels, Oil Cloths, &c, &c.
BACON, HAM, SALT, OAT?, C"KN,
Thankful fur paat ferore. we lavite the liublie
to eall and aea our lara;e and near atoek of condi,
arhieh wo will diepoeet of at reeuonabla ratei for
Matt, or .xehaafce for country produce.
route and attentiro eleraa to watt upon rue,
and prioaa down low.
UKORUB WXAVER a 0"
Clearoeld, Pa., April It, I8S1-U.
The News From
THE? HAVE JUST RECEIVED
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Boots and Shoes,
als and CapJ
That Ever Came into the
AT THEIR STORE, ROOM 0,1
CiKO. C. da TOM V. SIOOHli.
Clearfield. Pa., Sept, It, 140-If.
TIIK CHRAPK3T AND BUST
In tbe eounty ii to b foaod at
"Reliable Clolliiim Store.
Western Hotel Corner,
OIiIiA.n 3FTX JTJ XjX3.
TI have Joat Minted from the Kaila
market, with n lerje alert .1 am--
Spring 9 Simmer Wsj
Wkloh will be oeld .helper thna.rer. Tb.n klof
tha publio far paal farora, we Inril. a eall
hof.r. nurehaaiag elaewbera.
DON'T FORtllT THR FI.ACBi
Old Western Hotel Corner,
Apni n, mi if.
CUartaM, P., 11., ,