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Gioaoi B. Goodlandiii, Editor.
WIDNBBDAY MOHNINO, JI LY IT, USI.
Reader, If yni want to know what li gotnff ob
la the bnslnees world, lust mad ear advertising
iolanu, tot Sp4tial hIibi to parueuiar.
A Vaoanot. lion. Nathan Clifford
one of tho Judges of tho Supreme,
Court, died at his home at Cornish,
Maine, on Monday, aged 78 yoars.
Still Auvi.Tbo news fromWash-
ington at 10 o'clock on Tuesday (yos-
terdsy), ie to the effect that Freeidont
Garfield's condition it bettor than it
was the day previous.
Nearly a whole square of buildings
at Syracuse, New York, including tho
Wciting Opera House, was destroyed
by fire on Tuesday of last wock. The
loss is nearly f 100,000: insurance,
Pooa Gbant. Gatb says that the
banking firm ot Grant & Ward, in
which General Grant has an inlorcnt,
divided J700.000 profits last y oar. Tho
geuius of this house is a young man
named Ward, not much over 30 years
of age, who is a son-in-law of a lormer
cashier of the Marine Bank.
Ills Last Words. London, July
19. In Convocation to-day the Arch
bishop of Canterbury said the last au
dible words of Dean Stanley were,
have labored amidst many frailties and
much weakness to make Westminster
Abboy the great centre of roligiou"
and national lifo in a truly liboral
Wi Aa a Mioutt Fiopli. The
Philadelphia Timet says: "It is staled
on the authority of Secretary Blaine
that there are one million applications
for office on file in Washington. This
is nearly one-fourth the whole number
of votes recoived by Garfield, and tho
fact goes a long way toward showing
np the true greatness of this country.
"Oh Tin Fly." The Philadelphia
Record of Monday says: Irs. Agnow
and Hamilton, tho consulting physi
cians in Philadelphia and Now York
attending upon President (uirhold
when suddenly called on Saturday wero
almost flung into the Whito House by
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Thoy went nearly a mile a minute.
A Royal Spendthrift. The Princo
ol Wales has a rovenno ol half a mill
ion dollars, yet is involved in debt and
begging rolioi from Parliament Whilst
tho spendthrift and reckless scapegrace
is wasting the money earned by tho
sweat and blood oi the people, ho is
adverse to tho petitions of the whole
people of Iroland for simple justice and
tho right to live and enjoy their own,
Deatii or a Disperati Outlaw,
"Billy the Kid," a notorious bandit and
outlaw was shot and killed by Sheriff
Pat Garrett, of Lincoln county, at Sum
ner, 120 miles from Las Vegas, New
Mexico. Tho "kid" was a beardless
youth, said to have been born In New
York, and his real namo is bolieved to
be McCartey. Ho was 21 years ol ago,
and he boasted that ho bad killed
man for every year that he bad lived.
We will publish a full account of his
terrible and thrilling career npxt wook,
Death or Dean Stanley. Rov.
Arthur F. Stanley, Doan of Wcstmin
stor Abboy, England, died on Monday,
July 18tb, in the (JCth year of his age.
He was tho son of the late Rev. Ed
ward Stanley, P. D., Bishop of Nor
wich, ana was distinguished as an
author, thoologian and traveler. Ho
visited the United States in 1878.
the death of Dean Stanloy, England
logos one ol her most distinguished
sons and tho church one of its bright
est and best workers.
Half ICiuiit. The Pittsburgh Post
thinks there are two amendments to
the Federal Constitution which ought
to be adopted. One is the election of
Unitod States Senators by the people
the other providing that the Vico
President shall not fill the unoxpired
term of the President, but only until
an election shall bo hold as now pro
vided after the death or disability of
the vice Presidont. To the latter we
agree and second the motion. Adopt
that feature ol the caso and the mo
tive to kill the President will bo great
The Democrats of Jefferson county
have made the following nominations,
vie: Presidont Judge, Col. Jamos B.
Knox, of Clarion j Shoriff, S. P. An
derson, of Clover township ; Prothon
otnry, Thomas K. Hastings, of Punx-
gutawney; Treasurer, Al. Hauk, of
Knox township; Commissioners, Uriah
Matron, of Rose township, S. M. Mo-
Donald, of Porter township; Auditors,
Jacob Bonnot, of Henderson township,
JJobt. Dougherty, ot Washington town-
ship; Coroner, M. J. Sarvey, of Rose
township. Jamos H. Maize, Esq., of
Brookville, was chosen Chairman of
the Democratic County Committee.
A Good Kino. Wo notice that
Mayor King, of Philadelphia, is win
ning for himself the title of the "hu
mane King." " His edict prohibiting
the sale of toy pistols and other dan
gorous explosives in that city on tho
Fourth of July, was properly enforced
by bis police, and the record of "acci-
donta" was thereby lessoned. He has
now directed his officers to use their
best efforts to arrost and prosecute al
persons who shall carry any firearm,
slungsbot or ether deadly weapon
about their persons. It is to be hoped
that Mayor King will succeed in break
ing op this dangerous habit as success
fully as he did in abating the to pistol
nuisance. The practice of carrying
pistols is becoming prevalent in city
and town, and the consequence is seen
in the number of murders that are
committed on the highway and in sa
loons. The law of the State imposes
a penalty of one year's imprisonment
in the penitentiary for carrying eon
eealod weapons, and until It is enforc
ed thore will be no diminution In the
cumber of persons who will violate the
COXKMXU HAS THE LAST
WORD. The dcsd luck in I tie Kadiial l.fgis
latum of Now York m lirukcn on
Friday, tho 22d of July, and thu Km-
iro Stnlu lia two men who will rep-
resmil ceitain private intervals in the
near future, t'orik li and 1'latt are
both overboard. Tho joint Ounvon
lion ro aHRi'inlili'd at 4 o'clock, when
voting fur a Senator was ro-commono-
ith the following result :
Neoessary to a oholoi, 6S.
The Chair announced tho election
of Elbridge G. Laphara in place of
Roscoe Conkling, resigned, and the
joint assembly dissolved. Cheers for
Lapham, Miller, Garfield, Conkling
and Potter followed. The Legislature
agreed to adjourn sine die to day. In
the Assombly a resolution was tabled
tliut the 12,000 alleged to have been
paid a mom her as a bribe, and In the
custody of the Comptroller of the State
be handed over to tho widows and or
phans ol persons killed at the new Capi
tol. The bill passod to amend the con
stitution so as to mako canals free, and
maintain them by a general State tax.
CONKLINQ TO BIS FRIENDS.
When Conkling received the tele
gram advising him of the election of
Lapham at Albany, he immediately
Bent the following telegram :
Nw Yoa, Jnly Ui, issl.
Horn, mm Armstrong, Jfrmeer of Amiably, At-
Tho borolo oonnteocy ot the Spartan band which
o loot baa atood Tor principles and Irulb be. my
deepest sratitoile and admiration, iturne down
by forbidden ehhorrent forces ind nffeoeiee whinta
never before had eway la Iho Hepublicen parly,
tbo memory of thiir ooorage tod manhood will
long livedo hlfhett honor. The boot fatore will
vindicate their wisdom and erowo thorn with np.
proval. Pleaeo bib Ihtm all for Bio lorootlf IB?
moil grateful acknowledgments.
RES1QXA TlOX OF COM Ml TTEE
MR. HTEINER'S CARD.
The Cbairmun of tho Democratic
County Committee has authorised us
to publish the following :
Fim-irsai so, Pi., July Md, 1881.
To Dr. J. P. Borckpli, CMrmM of lie Zleeio
erode Commitlro of Citarfitld taanlo t
Dbir Sib: Ae 1 am a candidate for tho ofllee
of County Treasurer, and alio, a member of tbo
County Committee from Ileealur township for
1881, 1 respectfully tender yon my resignation ae
tbo memberlrom that towoinip. Vnnre Truly.
. J. F. STKINEK.
We understand that the Chairman
has filled the vacancy indicated by ap
pointing Adam Kephart as tho mem
ber for Decatur. His postoffico address
is Osceola Mills.
MR. TU0XEL8 CARD.
Hi Bon, Pi., July jSlb, 1831
To Dr. J. P. BurthfiiH. Chairman of fee Vomo.
tram Uomnulit of Ulrarjltia eouatji :
Duas Sir : ilnving ooneluded to become a
oandidato fur County Treaiorer at the approach
ing primary eleelion, and being a member nf tho
County Committee, I hereby tender Inn my rsa-
ignaiton at the meiooer lor Danny townsnip, (now
DuUoii borough). Jleepec-tfully yoan,
The resignation of Mr. Troxel hav
ing been accepted, we understand that
Chairman Burchfield bos appointed Mr.
S. J. Moad to fill the vacancy.
To the Point. Tbe Philadelphia
Times, in alluding to the new Senator
from New York, chimes in on this
schedule : "To apeak plainly and truth
fully, Warner Miller is a disgrace to
Congress, and the newspapers of tbe
country, tho prosent half-breed organs
among, thorn united in holding him up
as an oxamplo ol all that is pernicious
in the national Legislature. lie con
fessedly became a member of tho
House ot Representatives in ordor to
protect his wood-pulp monopoly from
a reduction of duty. His first appear-
ance was beforo the Ways and Moans
Committoe as an agent for bis own pe
cuniary interosts, and tho most active
work be did in Congress was as a lob
byist on the floor, and yet he unblush
ingly receives bis salary from tbo Gov
ernment. These are the facts about
Warnor Miller, and no amount of load
ing articles calling him a statesman
bocauso ho led a faction iu an Albany
Speakership fight can gloss them over,
Ho is already a disgrace to tbo House
of Representatives, and the half broods
propose to make him a disgrace to the
Fuck Sayb: "What Fools There
Mortals Be." Ovor a quarter of a cen
tury ago, that standard Philanthropist,
Horace Groely, (in bis latter duys) ad
vised all young men to go West and
grow up with tho country. Some went
and wore confiscated by the grassbop
pcrs.othorsworo wiped out by cyclones,
and still thore are a fow left tho richest
men in the world, outside of "blooded
families." California and Nevada as
sessments show that Mr. Jamos G. Fair
heads tbe personal assessment roll just
filed In San Francisco with 1 42,200,000.
Mr. J. C. Flood Is assessod at 36,500,
000 for himself, and f20,BO0,OUO as
Trustoe for J. W. Mackey. Mr. Chas.
Crocker is assessed at 120,000,000. All
ovor twenty millions I Wbatapilofor
tbo boys and girls I
Probably. Tho Indianapolis Xewt
thinks Conkling is responsible for
Millor and Lapham. In one senso thi
is true ; his resignation creatod tho op
portunity for tbem in their present
capacity. But it is hard on Conkling
to say that he prevented the Half
Breeds from making a proper choice.
Men who have reputable alms will seek
to carry them into effect by reputablo
methods. The result looks like closing
out a bad job with cheap men. Conk
ling should have put better mon on bis
staff if be wants the public to beliore
be is an bonost statesman.
A Sensible Act. The Uarrisbnrg
Patriot remarks : Stale Troasuror But
ler has done well in refusing to approve
a contract for supplios awardod at an
extravagant sum and deserves crodit
for his watchfulness and fidelity. He
will do the State additional service by
publishing a statement of the oondi
tion of the sinking fund, showing its
present amount, of what It consists and
where the moneys belonging to It are
deposited. No sinking fund or general
fund statement has peon published for
a year or more.
Candid at Least. The New York
Times, one of the leading Radical
organs, in alluding to the election of
tbe new Senator from that Stale, says
New York has got two Senators of no
remarkable ability, and about whom
it would be absurd to indulge In any
expressions of State prido.
An Indistrt Revived. Tho hoop-
skirt factories are again running with
a full head of steam. The etyle calls
for small hoops now, but doubtless tbe
balloon arrangement is impending.
SHOULD THE VICE PltESl
VEX T li ECU MKl' li KSIUEN T I
It seems to be a gruve question, says
the Doylvstown Democrat, whether the
period lias nut arrived whon Vico Pres
ident Arthur lion ui asnume tbe duties
ol tho Presidential ofileo. Wo can
come to no other conclusion by reading
thu Constitution. The 0th section of
article II. is as follows :
In can of tho rouoril of Iho President from
nnYie, or of bil death, ronle;net!on, or Inability to
diMBarge tbo poweri and dutlei of tho eaid on ee,
tbe eeme ehall derolTO on the Vine l'retldeut.
Has not one of tho conditions pro
vided for In the Constitution, whon tho
duties of President shall devolve upon
the Vice Presidont, arrived T No one
will contond that the Presidont is able
to discharge the "powers and dulio. "
dovolved upon him by the Constitu
tion. His case is one of pure Inability
to discharge theso powers and duties
The bulletin ot one of his medical at
tendants stated, a few duys ago, that
ho was entirely helpless, could not
movo a limb, and could only movo his
tongue. If this does not disablo him for
tbe perlormance of his duties, it is hard
to toll what would. If thero be truth
In tho actual condition of the Presidont,
as reported, be cannot write his namo.
It soems to us a caso whon tho ice
President should discharge the Pros!
donlial duties. If Vice President Ar
thur Bhould assume tho Presidential
olllco, it does not follow that tho dis
charge of theso duties should continuo
longer than until the Presidont should
be restoiod to health. There is notli
ing-ln tho Constitution to provont him
resuming them when be Is fit to meet
A Goon Man Gone. Tho news of
Dean Stanley's death will be received
In this country with vory general and
sincere regret. No British clorgyman
since Charles Kingsley died was bet
tor known or more highly esteemed
on this sido of the Atlantic than the
amiable and accomplished Dean of
Westminster. Every American who
visits London makes a pilgrimage to
tbe Abbey, and so it came about that
to very many of us Dean Stanley was,
it wero, an old friend, oven though
the friendship might all bo on one sido.
Hiseharactor was, moreover, one which
appealed with peculiar forco to Amcri
can sympathies. In the beet senso of
tho word he was a Liberal. Ho was
singul irly and pre-eminently free from
that tenilor.cy to dogmatio conserva
tism and narrow-mindedness by which
in so large a measure his countrymen
are distinguished, and while bimscll a
man of clearly defined and firmly
founded convictions, ho was always
ready to respect the convictions of
others and to recognize what was
or thy of praise whenever ho found
it. His all-embrachig charity not un
frequently brought his orthodoxy into
suspicion, but ho felt that Christianity
is above creeds, and unmovod by ro-
proachos, he kept tho even tenor ol
his way. Tbe church which bo hon
ored will find it hard to fill bis place.
Postoffice Thieves. An exchange
relates the following : "More evidenco
as to tbe Star postal route swindlers
has boon discovered. It now appears
that the ringstors used all their influ
once to have Garfield appoint a Post
master General of their own kidnoy,
but failed, Then they triod their ut
most with Postmaster General James
to have soother ring man appointed
in tbo place of Brady, but again failed,
Now thoy are working with pcrtinaci
ty and skill to avoid conviction and
imprisonment. Tbe lute developments
show that Route No. 32,021, running
from Vinita, Indian Territory, to Las
Yejfas, New Moxico, was 'expedited
and raised from the original contract
of 1(5,330 to I150.CM.03 under Brady's
skillful manipulation." The scoun
drelism that has recently been unco'v
erod in the Postoffico Department, es
tablishes the fact that tbo Government
Bureau is as corruptly managed as tbo
Indian branch in the Department of
the Interior. In tact, wn tear that
rogues, instead of statesmen, are man
aging every dcparlmcntol tho Federal
G overn m ent
OUR DECL1X1XO TOXXACTE.
Tbo Pall Mall Gazette, in an articlo
on the decline of Amorican tonnago,
and the rapid increase of English, says
"For the Bentral carrying tbe trade the Amor-
leaae appear 10 have altogether giroB ap the
truggle. Wo eomotime ago called attention to
tho rapid diminution of their chipping intoreetc
In the far Kect. Within the kit few dayc It wae
pointed out in our oolatnnl that jeew York Ie 'be
coming praetlcally one of our largeet borne porti.
In the year Juit paeeed, nearly three thousand
Brttlih ehine arrived at It, the total tonnage be
ing about Siur milllene, or boi Tory mneh short
of half a million more than the total BrRiin
tonnage entered at Liverpool in 1S79. '
Unless tbe American Congress wak
ens up to tbo necessity of doing some
thing to foster Amorican ship building,
Ibis country, after while, will be with
out ships or sailors. Amorican com-
merco is rapidly passing into English
hands, and in a few yoars our flag will
be driven from tbo ocoan.
Speculative Insurance. The Al
toona Tribune Bays : "A case of spoo
ulation in life has just been brought to
our notice from Mill Crook, Hunting
don county, in which it is said several
prominent eititens ar engaged. Tho
subject of the speculation Is Mrs. Wm,
Lightnor, a lady ovor 80 years of ago.
who has beon in quite a procarious
stale of health for more than a yoar
past. Within the past year policies to
tbe amount of ovor 1100,000 have been
issued upon her lifo by the different
oompanios engagod in this disreputable
A recent tiro at Wallace, Michigan,
destroyed two saw mills, the railroad
depot, sovoral storos and alublos,
Iwenty-fivo dwellings, the whole year's
stock of logs and a large quantity of
piled lumber, posts and telegraph pules.
A school houeo and two dwellings are
all that is loft of the village. The loss
is estimated at 175,000, and it noarly
all falls on a Mr. Mcllarsmilb, who
owned tbe greater portion of the place.
What everybody wants is a pleasant,
reliable mudicino that never docs any
harm, and prevents and euros disease
by Iteoping tbe stomach in porfect or
dor, tbe bowels regular, and the kid
neys and liver active. Euch a modi-
oine is Parker a Uinger Tonic. It re
lieve every case, and we have soon
stacks of loiters from thousands who
have been saved and cured by it. See
other column. 7riiune. je. 2!, 4L
General Hooker's grave at Spring
Grove, Cemetery, Cincinnati, has been
marked by a polished Scotch granite
sarcophagus nearly nine feet high.
The monument cost 17,000.
A P'.:iROAD WAR. I
Tho liidgwuy .tiiwii'f records i lie
following: , j
Several years pio-t thu cilir.ens tit '
Iiitlgway Lave heun alternating lu-i
tween luu r un 1 hope in relation to tho
building ol u railroad Irotti Alton,
M'Koun county, to Falls Creek, in
Clearfield county, Surveys have been 1
made, iiluna tulked ol, unit al tunes
r ii mors have been rile lliul tho con
tracts had beun let for the grading ol
tho road. All Iho railroad Luilding
has ended in talk until recently. The
lust week in June and the first week
in July thero seemed to be a storm
browing again in relation to tho rail
road, and lor once talk seemed to be
tuking shnpo. All tbo idla men about
were hired, prices ranging lrora l -i"
to 03.00 a day. Parties of surveyors
were rushing hither and thither, until,
to a casual observer, tho woods scorned
to be alive with railroads and railroad
men. The wildest of rumors were
afloat. One day B00 men woro going
al onco to work on tho grading, and
iho next a gang ol Hungarians woro
coming ; then that Jay uouia was go
ing to build a road, bhaulics lor tno
accom inodation of work men were hasti
ly constructed, along the proposed line
Irom Johnsonburg to the mouth of
Toby. Tho Hungarians came, lots ol
other men came, and on Monday of
this woek tho work of grading on two
railroads was actually commencod.
A company, chartered under tho
name of the Howard Hill Improvement
Company, ol which Gen. Titos. L. Kane
was the leader, bun I a section oi roaci
scvoral miles long, ending at Johnson
burg, about nine miles west ot Kiug
way on the P. A K. Ituilroad. liccenlly
tho name of this company has been
changed to tho Now York, Lake Erio
and Western Coal and Ituilroad Com
pany, (which nnmo, it will no doubt be
observod, sounds strangely like tho
.New lork, Tiake r.no and Western
ituilroad Company, still another com
panv). Of tho new company, Genorul
I bos. 1j. Kane is 1'rositiunt. 1 be r.no
road is supposed to be furnishing tho
money for the new enterprise. This
supposition is strengthened by the fact
tliut tho hiel .engineer oi the r.ne
road, O. Cbanuto, was bore a few days
ago, looking over the road. I Ins com
pany propeses to build a road Irom
Bullavillo, M'Kean county, which is
near Alton, and the southern terminus
ol tho Uullalo, Bradlord and Pittsburgh
road to falls Creek, a point on tho
Tiow Grade road In Ulcarneld county,
sixty-two miles from tho mouth ot Red
liank. 1 hon they proposo to construct
branch road from Brockwayville,
Jefferson county, to tho Dagus mine
in Elk county. 1 hey have commenced
grading on Dickinson's flat, near the
bouse at tbo bead of the race, and pro
ceeding in a southerly direction down
the Clurion river. J. L. M urpby is the
contractor for this grading and has a
gang of twenty Hungarians doing
work under tno direction ot Michael
Luby. About twenty-five rods of the
road Is graded already lor the tics.
The work of grading is being pushed
right along. 1'his road will he obliged
to cross the Clurion river near the
head ol Dickinson's race and across by
Tho Pittsburgh and Now York, a ro
cenlly organized company, is building
tno rival road, litis organization is
following tho surveying parties with
gangs fur grading, and have done, and
are doing, considerable work on tho
ntU-side on Iho west bank ot Iho Ular-
lon from tho bead of Dickinson's race
to a point opposite Osterhoui's tannery
Tom Miller and H. 8. Thayer each
have gangs of diggers, and Jim Iilunes
has charge of a squad of axemen. This
morning, whon wo passed along the
lino, they wero working as busy as
as nailors. And all day long tbe sound
of axe and pick maybe beard along
tbe rugged hill side, it is an itnpossi
bility to build two roads on this sido-
hill, and as both companies want to
run along there it Is, In a measure, the
batllo ground ot tho tight, ibo fills
burgh and New York road lias the ad
ventage, as thoy bought of James Me
Farland, Dr. Bordwell, and others own
ing land on tbe hill, not only the right
ot way, but the land in toe simple.
Thoy also havo possession, which is
supposed to be about nine points of the
At Johnsonburg there seems to be
much bitterness, as the mrn of the re
spective roads are working side by aide.
It was rumored one mdrning that one
sido buift a shanty close to tho other's
lines. Tbo side opposed to the duiui-
ing bad occasion to remove a rock near
the shanty and blow up tbo whole
businosa. Tbe line of rond between
Ridgway and Johnsonburg Booms to
bo tho most in dispute, and is at pros
ent occupied by both companies. The
Pittsburgh and i'ew York Cumpany
have the road occupied by a large lurce
ol men tho wnolo distance.
The Govornor has but recently is
sued a charter for Hie Pittsburgh and
New York Railroad Company, which
promises to build a road from a point
opposite tho mouth of Redbank to the
mouth of Mahoning, thonce by tho
Brookville and Ridgway railroad to
Uradlbid. The length ol tbe road is
to be 140 miles and it is to run through
tbecountiesof hlk, forest and Ueltean
From surlace indications it might bo
predicted that a new railroad is only a
question ol the time necessary to build
and equip the same.
MORE MAIL FRAUDS.
STAR boi te conspirators uemmed in.
From Iho Fhiladrtphla Times.)
Now developments tending to show
tho rottenness ot tbe Star Route mail
aorvice and the extent of its ramifica
tions id this city wore disclosed boro
yesterday, for some days post ru
mor had been busy with many names,
and though tbe warrants lor the par
ties wore only issued yesterday Joseph
T. Ford had bean engagod as counsel
by suspected persons as early as Sat
urday lust. How those referred to
becatno cognizant of the fact that they
would soon require tho sorvices of a
lawyer the postal authorities cannot
divine. United Stales district Attor
ney Valentino, Assistant Postmaster
Bingam and Postal Agont Barrett
were closeted together fur nearly tbrco
hours on rridny lost, consulting npon
the matter and it is inferred that there
must have been a considerable leak
nnmo where. Warrants woro issuod tor
Thomas MoDovilt, 1223 North Sovon
toonth st i cot; U. Logrand Ensign,
2IM4 IV orris street; Jjonjamin B. Wiley,
1738Franclsstreot,and Christian Prioo.
MoDovilt and Ensign woro taken into
custody early yostorday afternoon and
woro givon a preliminary boaring be
fore Lnitcd States Commissioner Gib
bons, on a charge of conspiracy to de
fraud tho United Slates Government.
Wiley, who is a mochunic, put in a
bid, in the eatly part or 1880, for car
rying the mail over certain Star Routes
and was awarduq lour contracts.
These wore : No. 40,117, from Tucson
to Tombstone, Aritona, for 1 1)!)0 ; No
41,141, from Fillmore to Fresno, Utah,
l,950j No. 41,142, Irom Frisco to
Osceola, Utah, at $1,400, and No. 41,-
l4J,lromrJaintUoorge to Saint i nomas,
Utah, at 11,000. Wiley's eontraou
were to run lor throe Yearn, but it Is
claimed that he never attempted to
nurlorm Idem, ana they were re let by
r ostmasicr uraoy.
Till (iovernuent thifled with
Jtoutca 30, 41,141 and 41,142 were
ro let to Georgo U. Giddings at 13,300
and f 1.500 respectively, from February
lo lur tbe remainder ol the term, an
increase of 11,350 over the original
price in the first case and 13,100 in the
second. Route No. 40.117 was re let
to W. It. Griffith at I860, from April
1, 1880, an increase of 1170. Route
No. 41,143 was re-let February IS to
ry for 14
fAM Wiley entered a bond fur
18 7011 and Ensign and Price became
his stirelies. 1 he limner look oalh m
possessing (12,000 wnrllt of improved
city lots, and tbo latter to lning Iho
ojtnerot timber and mineral hunts in
Clinton county, this Nlulo, valued at
f, '15, 000. When an attempt was made
to execute judgment upon thu sureties
It is allege! they were lound to he
worthless. United Stales District
Attorney Valentine said that the
to the Government amounted to more
than (24,000. The sureties were sworn
before Al. A. Byrne, a notary, who is
said to be a fugitive from justice. They
wero approved by 1'uatmnster Hurl
ranft. McDevitt was charged by the llis-
triet Attorney at the hearing yester
day with being tho principal in tho cuss.
ins namo does not appear lu any ut
the papers, but tbe District Attorney
averred that he procured people lo
sign the bonds and enginoorod the
whole proceeding, well knowing Us
worthless character. The others wero
assorted to be mere figure heads. Me-
Doviu, who is tall and ruthor lino-
looking, with thick, gray, curling hair,
as at Hint (Imposed to dispute tho
District Attorney's allegations, but on
second thought concluded it would bu
best to say nothing, Ensign was rep
resented by, James Otlerson, with
whom no has an ollice as a lawyer, at
70S Sanson) street. Al tho request oi
mo District Attorney tbo prisoners
were each held under $3,000 bail for
a lurlber bearing on Tburaduy. Wm.
Jonos, blacksmith and wagon-maker,
residing at zlt Filbert street, became
bondsman for McDevitt, and James
Otturson, 1715 Green street, entered
SOME roINTS AIlOtT THE l'RINCir-ALS.
McDovitt is a well-known Contractor.
Ho appeared in the United States
Court soverul timet in connection wilh
illicit whisky distillsig some years ago.
Ho was formerly believed to bo a man
of considerable meins, but lost nearly
all of bis properly through litigation.
I'.nmgn, besides beng engaged in the
practice of the law at 705 Suiisont St..
is said to bo connected with iho fiiin
of Nuphoys, Knsigi 4 Co., lump man
uiaciurcrs.niiiingijttiilen at root, above
Fifteenth, ilo is bout 30 years of
ago, intellectual looking, slender, with
a luxuriunt reddist beurd. His man
ners aro quiet and refined and bo was
thurougbly selt-potscssed during the
proceedings. MeUcvitt was arrested
at Sixth and Walnut streets by Deputy
Marshall Marple. Ho expressed no
surprise and como along without offcr-
ng any resistance, lie bad known
thai such a courso night be taken fur
some weeks, and said that he had been
definitely assured os Friday, but that
no bad taken no pains to avoid arrest.
"1 am confident that 1 have done
nothing wrong," he said to a Timet
reporter lost night. "1 reposed confi
dence in thero people, that is all. I
supposed at the lime that they wore
were square, now could 1 have known
otherwise? 1 am an old mail contractor.
I bad five routes in Montana, Dakota
and Idaho. 1 had sub let them but 1
havo never been in any trouble on ao
count of them. 1 supposed that I
knew enough almnl the business to
give others advice and I told several
peoplo what was best to do. I gave
Joseph Black some advice. 1 was in
lite front room when the notary visited
Hlnek's office and 1 am tho person
whom the notary mistook for 'Joe'
Gibben. But tbo advice that I gavo
was fuir, bonesl advice, such as one
business man might give to an aasooi
ato. Let these people push their suit.
I can meet it. All that 1 dread is tho
big lawyers' lues that thoy will force
mo to pay.
HIIIFTINU THE BLAME.
Ensign was sitting in tho counting
room of Naplieys, Ensign & Company's
establishment when Deputy Marshal
McCormick tapped him on tho shoul
der and remarked that ho had a war
rant foe him. Like McDevitt Ensign
evinced nosnrprise. "Well, I suppose
I shall havo to go," ho said, after
reading tho paper. "I didn't know
that I had done onytliing wrong," he
said as he wslkod along. "1 was in
duced to sign that popcr without
kuowing what was in it. I don't caro
lor my property. You might take all
that, if only this matter could bo kept
secret. My reputation will be de
stroyed." Wiley, like the others, was ready to
pni an mo oinmo lor the crime upon
his associates. He told Inspector
Barrett the other day, whon question
ed upon the subject, that he was igno
rant of tho naluro of the agreement
wmcn ne baa made, and that he was
induced to enter into it bv McDevitt.
Prico, the surety, who swore to being
worm bjo.uoii, is said to bo an associ
ate of Ueorge Rankin, the bogus bail
furnisher, and not to be worth thirty
five thousand cents. Criminal prose
cution will be issued in each case.
Wiley and Price succeeded in elud
ing the officers and wore not under
arrest at midnight.
MARRJAQB MADE EAS'.
Premiums Paid on Matrimony.
UOW IT WORKfl EfTECTS IN THE RURAL
Tho Lebanon (Pa.) correspondent of
the Now York Sun, a few days ago,
gavo tbe details of a new marriage
schemo that now prevails in that soo
tion of the State. It will be observed
that tho Directors always come out
whole, wbilo some of the other fellows
are compelled to throw np the sponge.
The writer says:
Marriage insurance is becoming as
contagious in rennsyivania ana ad
joining titutos as denth bed and insur
ance, there is likely to be as much
criticism of it. In somo counties the
Judges refuse to grant charters to tho
marriago insurance companies, but tbo
poru'os who aro rofused apply in a
neiguuunng junstiiciion anu are suc
cessful. They roadily procure a char
ter or license to go into the business of
guaranteeing single young mon and
women ono thousand dollars, more or
loss, whon thoy marry.
Soliciting agent find it very plain
sailing in the country districts, and do
considorunie business among the young
womon by assuring them that young
men seeking wives invariably select a
young woman who has bad sufficient
business tact and judgment about her
to get herself insured in time. The
consequence IS that the young women
pay over thoir hard earned dollars and
tbun revel in the hope that very Boon
a young man will oome along hunting
a who; inai ne will select her; that
she will get 11,000 soon after hor wed
ding day from the company, and that
little fortune will be so very handy to
nave in ine bouse lo buy a parlor and
bedroom set, carpols, a home, a fow
cows and many odds and ends to start
married life with,
Those concerns, more properly,
should be cnlM guarantee oompanios.
They only do business with unmarriod
people. No capital is required to start
a company moro than is necessary to
pay for a charter, furnish an office,"
pay lor tbe printing of a lot of blanks,
circulars and letter heads, and start
out a lot of agents. A few hundred
dollars is sufficient. Agents scour the
country, scatter the splendidly word
ed circular broadcast, and in a few
months, 1,000 younir people have join
ed class A, and paid (4 each to beoomp
participating members. Nome compa
nies do not chargo as much. Out of
this 14,000 paid in, the agents receive
their very large percentage for com
missions, say (1,000, and the balance
goes to tbe directors. Whenever any
one member of elam A is married, be
or she sends in the certificate of mar
riago duly witnessed by the local agent, !
and the company al imcu proceed to
collect $1 from each of I he IMl'.l oilier'
memlxirs id thai elasa. Tn.-v prompt '
ly respond, uud thu directum, alter UV :
dueling 20 percent, ol llu !!! so col j
lected, srnd tho balance the im-m i
her u tin is married. 'I'l-e i-ontpai y t:
expeoled to do this if II is k"Vci reii l,y i
honest principles of liuein-ss. Hence
tho directors receive ncmly 200 front i
ever)' member who Inutile, as their!
charge tor collecting the uhi-mi!ciiIs.
Some companies with less brass charge
but 10 pur cent, lor collecting aastwa- j
monts, and return about (000 lo the
beneficiary. Tbo bolter kind of com.'
puny charges but 5 per cent. Tbo per
son marrying drops out of tho cluss,
and as fast as marriages occur, hew
members tiro substituted tu keep thu
cluss full. Somo successful companies
have three full classes going. Chil
dren 13 yoars of ago aro received as
mo-nbers and assessed so much. The
younger the portion is, tbo less tho rate,
and tbe older tbe higher. The olll
ciuls protend to have a system, based
upun careful calculation, as lo mar
riuge probabilities, just tho sumo as
tho old lino lifo companies have us to
Hence it will bo seen that a young
woman engaged to be married a year
from date may join a company, pay
hor initiation fee, run Ihochancos of half i
a dozen assessments, and whon she is
married sho will receive, if she's fairly
dealt with, about (000. If hor intended
is smart, bo will join a company,
and ho, too, will receive ('.100 sixty or
ninety days after sufficient prools have
been received of his marriage.
Thus fur tho experiences of somo
young men and young women in the
murrtago insurance business is inter
esting. A Schuylkill county young
lady loft her homo becsusu she could
not bear lobo rldicuK u about her mis
lorlune with her intended, fjhu thought
she was to bo married lu-t month, but
the young man ran away and left her.
Now sho has neither (DUO that she
would have received nor u husband.
The details of her bad luck leaked out,
and she went to Philadelphia to escapo
tho taunts and gibes of her ruder ac
quaintances. Across in the next county, Lohigb,
two young peoplo wero married. Tbey
belonged to different companies. In
less than thirty days they fought and
separated, but tho proof's of their mar
riago hud been sunt in to the homo
oflico and in due course ol time each
received the amount of money duo,
and they are now separately enjoying
it. Tho young woman is off on a trip
to Europe and tho young man started
a harness-making shop. There arc
many who now chargo tliut tho young
oman just married to gut her money
und never intended to live as a wife to
that man. Some say that she boasted
of tbe trick sho was going to play to
get money to see Paris.
A young woman ol Lehigh county
was compelled to withdraw from her
class membership because, she said she
baa in.1 assessments in two months,
and to pay (l for each was a tax much
heavier than she could bear. "Why,
it seems to me," said she, "that all the
mombors of our class were getting
married at onco. My father refused
to help mo any further, so I was com
pelled to drop out ol the class after I
bad paid (S3 "
An industrious young mechanic,
working in the shops in Lebanon, join
ed a company sixteen months ago.
Three months ago he was married,
and yesterday he recoived (900, which
ho is using to Improve his homo. He
said : "I am about (730 ahead of the
invest mont, and I consider myself very
fortunate. It's all right fur a young
man to go in. If bis girl goes back
on him, he can very easily get another,
and be will do so rather than continue
to pay the heavy drain of assessments.
But a modest young woman can't 'go
courting' and choose a husband as a
man can a wife. If sho has a fall-out
with her Intended, or he deserts her,
she has got to wait until another man
A gentleman who is largely inter
ested in the business made ibis state
ment ; "The business is pcrfeotly legiti
mate. A thousand unmarried neonle
agree to pay (1 to each member of
tno class as soon es they aro married.
We simply do tho organizing and col
lecting and obarge a small percentage
for it. No bad results are al all likely
to happen, as in the wild-cat death bed
insurance, so called. Some companies
bavo it so arranged that if persons do
not got married in a certain number
of y ears they will be entitled to quite
a nice sum in time, which the compa
ny will psy. Thore may bo Borne
companies that may have been imposed
upon, as we hear of, and which you
say yon also have board about, but
nearly all tho companies are vorv
strict and do not luke people without
any Character or woo bavo no respect
lor tue marriage vow. 1 lie comra
nies hereabouts aro all honest and
In 1870 the Republicans stole the
President Irom tbo Democrats, This
thero is no denying, as no clearor traud
was ever provon than that which fol
lowed the investigation ot tho olections
in several Southern States. There was
nut a Democrat in tho land, and many
Republicans also, who did not know
that the President in that year was
counted in by lraud of the blackest
dye. And yet with a patriotic forboar
ance never before equaled in tho history
of any nation, that parly which cast a
a large majority of the popular voto ot
the nation peacefully yielded to the
beiniousonmo, and never once attempt
ed by intimidation or threat to inter
fere wilh the man who accepted the
Presidency at the bands of those who
bad perpetrated ibis groat fraud.
Now tho Republican party tbo
party to which Mr. Gai field belongs is
divided into two laotions,botweenw hich
the bitterest feelings exist. Bribery
and corruption is openly practiced
among the rival Republican leaders.
Their President has been threatened
with impeachment by the mon who
were once bis Inenda. 11 is bands have
been tiod by plotters in bis own party.
He has bocu tiaruased and threatened
on all sides. Tbe breach botwoen theso
rival factions has widonod, until an im
passable gull lies belweon them. On
one sido stands the Presidont, Intent on
discharging bis duties as he under
stands thorn, and on tbe olbor tho Vice
President, backed by the stalwart ring,
scowling back at his chief. It has
frcnnontly boon said Binco tho Inaugu
ration of Mr, (,arlold thai if be should
dio a Radical change in the adminis
tration would follow his doalb. 1 1 was
hints such as this, added lo tho bitter
tight in bis own party that led the
funallo Gultcau on the 2d of July to
draw bis pistol and attempt to take
the life of the man who stood In the
way of tbe further grasp of power by
tho stalwart ring. Surely Republicans
should appropriate a portion ol tbe for
bearance and patience exhibited by tbe
Democrats whon they wero doiibor
atoly defrauded out of thoir President
in 1870. Brookville Jrffcrtonian.
Honry W. Longfellow, the poet, Is
suffering from the effects of a cancor
that was removed Irom his nose a few
days ago. He Is at the Longfellow
Mansion, in Portland, Maine.
CAUTION. All prKM tv hrtby trarnl
gftli.it partthMUg t la uy wty Midi.Bg
Kb lh followtic ptrtotftl proprt. bow In tfc
poMMiiot ( PANIRL 8. 8TROUBI, wf Ball
towtubtp, ?Ut Tw Orf Sort.. Tb
prprtT b.lwBff to m; u4 li toft vita bta tab
jMi It mj rttor a aaj tt.
UATIP Be IHARB. .
WtunViri, t., Uf ITU, 1181 It,
Jloliti Waunitiahrr'nCtotliinfl itmHsniuiit.
tliroti;lt the air, and
are also worm seeintj.
it.' L'.JJ H It ,kiX
1.1 LV ."- Mr
There is a Lttm h-Hixm in the building. Valises,
l.a-ke:s ami packages can be left in charge of attendant in
1-idies' Waiting Room.
Mr. WaiiatnaUer is desirous that visitors should feel at
home when they come, and be free to purchase or not, as
Note. Our large Catalogue, with prices and full
directions for shopping by mail from any part of the United
States, will be mailed gratuitously upon request, address
John Wanamakkr, Grand Depot, Philadelphia.
gomfitlf fU'lii(j Piuuitu aili'frtistmcat.
The Light Running Domestic !
tis i !
THE mtof onei-nfll-d qut.ll l l-i of THK LIGHT Rl'NNINU DOMESTIC htva teoard for It o
anprttwdtn led demand. Mo modern tirtprorrmaat of worth but ht hat boaa added.
For Ligbtnfi of Run did ft. Superiority of Mnufaelur, Simplicity of Manaftment, or Rung- of
Work, tba i0UKSTI0 sarpauci all othtn. Eiatnme ft poioti and b coorioeecj. Call on or
ddrtti II. A. KKA l .LIl, Agent for Clearfield Uouuty.
Needles, Oil and Attachments for all Machines for Sale.
Jot y 1.1, 198l.il.
XT 2NT X J52 3FL "X" jQk. X3C US DEI ,
HARKGT STREET, t I.I'.AItKl Cl.ll, PENN'A.
All kinds of Caskets and Coffins kent on hand, and furnishnd in nnlnr nn
short notico, Including tho finest as
Is the best In use, and will be furninhed when required. Funerals atlrr,uei
io any nart of the counlv. Call at inv office, on Kennml
your ordors at Troultnan's Furniture
A WEEK. 1 e da; at heme mil; made.
0 i u Coll; onlSt rree. AJdren Tai l a Co.,
Aniline, Maine. (mob It.
TIMBER LAND FOR SALE I
THE nbwrlbor wtihti to diipoMof th nndt
Tided ona-bilf .atoreat ta a Itrg tract of
Talaabla land, limit la llrll towaibip. Clear,
flelij county-, Fa., eontalnlnK 1,000 acrts, mur or
lew, and well oorereJ with whit pine, oak aod
a hem toe k timber. Thu laod if looatod o
tbo wauri of lUtlai and Uartl hum,
aol exceeding three milei from th river,
aai (food rued i and arerythinff eoien.
leat for operating. Tbit treat U known a X um
Tho andtvided oae-half fntere-t In one other
treet In thetame townthip.eonuioinf AflV
aeta, ItIok oa tb Witen of Curry Hue,
and nicely tit oat ed for log-jring. It ii
alio well Umbered wllb a large rjutntltr
of food limber.
Tba abort tract of land will be told to partial
wUhinj to pare bii oi fair term, and at an;
tint I am oelUd spun.
R. C. THOMPSON,
llowir, !' , Juo IU, lSI-tf.
Notice to Heirs!
Ip th matter of tbe p
1 In I he
tltion nf tbe eetete of Jona
ear 3 eld oounty.
than Wlftr, deoeaeed
Ta Parth Wlier, widow, Jnnt Veroer and Wm,
H. Yerner, ber huinanl, ri. llrnrr W'iitr,
Irrael Witer, Hen n eh lUttt and Willien lUUi,
her fauihaml, Jonatli.n Wnr, l,iniiy Viur,
Aleiander Wieer, Jared A. Wtier.Mar V other
and Jotaph Yothen, ber huftbai.il, Margery H.
Young atid Henry Young, ber bmband, Sarah
Stone and Smeaiey (Hon a, ber bmhtud, Nuaan
aab Oreen and (leort;e Ureea, ber bu abend,
and Lowla Wtaer.
Tba abort aimed Defendant tnt each of lbu
will take aotiet that a rale baa been grunted up
oa tbe betri of Jonathan i,er deieaaod, to ap-
Eear, at Iho aexl Urphana Oourt la and fur Clear
aid outy, la be t-eld In the horouRh of Clear
field, on the 'Ul HTIt MONDAY In tiKI'TKM
B K It NBXT, hrtnf the Sfllh day of laid nmnib,
at I o 'alouk P. M. of laid day, to aooept or reft. ie
tbe prein ileal at tha valuation flied upon the lame
by tba !nviit, of all of which tba laid Defend
nu will lake Dotloe.
JAMES MAHAFFEY, Sheriff.
Santtirr'! Omra, I
Clearfield, Jin ItUBhMt. )
John Irvin Bros.,
AU Kinds of Merchandise,
SI CK A8-
Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc.
HANUFACTl'RRKS AHD BBAIEIIS IS
BqiTJUtfi TIM HE It,
ARB KVER.T DESCRIPTION OF
SAWED LUMBER CUT TO ORDER.
The Only Manufacturers in Clcarflvld
County of tba
NEW PROCESS FLOUR I
fLot a, mop .r rr.cn
17'CimIi Daid for all kinrl. r,t
Grain Wheat, Rje, Oats, Eto.
Cnrweantlk, tt., Jane t, llis.it.
tT mrw-JJC r un isfj 'am
you will find,
amonu other places
of interest, the Grand
lJlt well worthy of n
visit. Its floor and gallery
paces now cover oyer tliree
acrcs.aiul are filled with DryGooils,
China, Furniture, etc. the
is a laric and beautiful
Picture Halhrij, to which admittance is free.
The liirimmtic TuIhs carrying the money
the EUrtric-Liyht Machinery,
well as the cheapest that can be manu-
Store, adjoining tho Postofilce.
JA3. 1.. LEAVY,
. Clearfield, Pa.
ARNOLD HAS ADVANCED
Prices of Shingles.
SHAVED AND SAWED.
CurwooiTllla, Jaa. 9, 78-tf.
For eatarrb, tuv fever,
-old la tho bead, Ao.,
oeert witb tha (Infer,
particle '-ft lie Ualn
into tbe nostril,: draw
"trowR breath 1 1 h rough
'be aora. It will k
asd healing tbe dia
Anal a narllele lata
ELY'S CREAM BALM '
IIAVISJ gained an MTieale lool renute'lon,
dienleeini all nlber nreperatieno in tbe tleinil,
f diwno.re, la, on lie merits alone, rnnofnlled as
a vonilerlul remeiij whereier knusia. A fair
trial "ill mnrinoe Ibe must skeptical nf II, fore
lire pavers. It eHeoluallj eleanses Iba nasal
passsne, of Catarrhal eir.,, osnetnc beallliT asore
lions, allele inflammation and irritation, protects
tbe mrmbraoal linings of Ibe need from additional
oolils, complete!; bee Is ths soree and restores the
eeose of lasto and smell, llenoflelel recoils are
realised be a few epplicatione. A thorough treat
ment as directed will core Catarrh. As a house
hold r.m.,1, for nild In the heed It is uneqoaled.
The Balm Is ss.y to use and s.roe.ble. Sold be
drnis at 60 nets. Ol reoelpt of H conic
will meil a package. Bend for oircalar with full
KLV S CREAM BALM CO., Ow.fo, K. V.
" hnlnaie lrnrsl.te generally.
April Stb, IKM-Goi.
Cheap Cash Store
BOOM PsO. THREE. (IPEHA HOUSE,
WHOLBRALE A ARTAIL DEALER IN
OoniprWnn Dreei Goedl of tbe Ttry let.it "tylti.
"""""I f" i "unmevae, -nnaebeitar
Fanolea. Alpaoae, and all meaner of
Fancy Dress Goods.
Such ae Cratonf, Mohair Lmlere, Ptaldi, Drwa
uiBguaioi, .Tf.ee renc.ee of tbe rery laleit
itjlea, and ae cheap ai they oan be told
in tbli market.
Conrl.ting of Oloree for Oeils, Udiea and
ui an anaaee, ei.n rrlntoe,
lMc, fano; Dr.ee Uutiona. Ladies'
Ties of all shade, and styles, Colo
and Collere, Ribbons of all kinds and
qnalitlee. Mrio L'nderwear, Trimmings, ate
BOOTS AND SHOES
Queen8ware, Hardware, Tinware,
Cferpeia, Oil Cloth,
LEATHER, FISH, Eto.,
Which will ha Kid whaleaah ar retail. Will tabs
la Eiskaac r CeoeK l( MarUt Mesa.
' WaL J. HOim,
Clearaaid, pa., Sept. s, ism M.
if jpt ijL
rn. AT ii
i in; iwws rroin
THE I HAVE JUST RECEIVED
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Boots and Shoes,
flats and Cap
That Ever Came into the
AT THEIR STORE, ROOM SO. I
(.Kl. ('. oV TOM tV. MOOIir.
ClearneU. Pa., So t 11, ! tf.
Live 3 Let Live
IS OUR MOTTO!
"MIE partite li btrebv noilflej that our entire
Spring Summsr Miri
In all It liteet etylei, ere riaraate i V, tie
at lower pricei tban el w where, at
RdiaWc Clothing Sloir.
Western Hotel Corner,
CowTtprtUluo Ie the life nf builuM, nM oar kVil-
itu-e lor undereihDjr ntberieauee ui to gw.
!i!re tbe fart. Oar Uuf unnllng in
t-aftiofu triit. ie ite re;ietitlitj.
Tliankinr. tba ahli for met ttratt. we lt
do our beit"to aatru a cuBtiaunoeaer tbe latae.
Old Weslern Hotel Corner,
April ST, 1811-tf.
" fi fi ate" Hr -L- "a h '
The only 8-Flange Safe in the World,
More Improvements than any Safe
made, such as
Moro souro from Uurgluis llisti ny
Fire-Proof Safo, and no expcn.e
in rcfiairinjr Bolls or Loc k.
Patent Hinged Cap,
Inside Iron Linings,
Solid Angle Corners.
Tbose Safes are bow being koIJ in
tliis Stato In
And giro tho
Being the Mont lTii;hly Fini-licd.
Beat Xlait, tni Choapsst First
Class SAFE ever rroiu:cl
Theso Cclobratod Sslcs h I the
Great Boston Fire,
And amca that time oarATsnd tnf
TANT IMPROVF.MItNTS have
Dt'fore giving your ordor to aj
olhor concern, send for prices '
Dai. M, IN-lf.