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ROLAND D. SWOOPR,
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posite tbo Court llooae. Jc2t,'7S-tf.
yyr C. ARNOLD,
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tin Clearfield Conner, Penn'a. Toy
k ' ATTORNEY AT LAW,
nfe u Opera lloure. ap 1,T71;
U m. A. Wali-acr Davm L. Krkba,.
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Ci'titity National Hank. iear24-80.
8 F. SNYDEU,
ATTORNKY AT LAW,
CLEAR FIBLt?, PA.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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ATTOUNEY AT LAW.
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render aatleraeuoa. ires. jBtniiu,
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'ft.. Jan. tin, l.l tf.
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n'HCE IN HEIIDENOE, CORNER OF FIRST
AND PINE 8TREKTS. --
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Ma II, 1171.
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VOL. 55-WIIOLE NO. 2,743. CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1881. NEW SEMES-V0L 22, NO. 40.
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POM BILL TOWOBHIP.
May I, IS7.yO
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Land Survevor and Civil Engineer,
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17 RANK FIELDING
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ru',in of Ueorge Weaaar A Co. Janll, "Je-tf.
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. oImd towol far vrj enftotnar.
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JUSTICE OP TUB PRACS,
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Ittfftl nattari cutruitr4 to hu ear will rtca.To
prompt attvntioD. May 7th, 187V-tf.
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data all ia the way of furniabing Hw.aeo, Duggiea,
tfaddlee and llarneaa, on tbo aborteat aotiee and
aa raaaonable torma. Keaideneo on Loeoat atraat,
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LtaaiLiriaa, aa alatd by Ihoaama. 3l,0ll,4.t3 80
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meal liberal, loaaae promptly ailjoeted
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JAMES I. PKARS'iN, Vira-PaBoinBRT.
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ENCOURAGE HOME INDUSTRY
1III anderalgned, bating oalabll.bad o Wer
eert oa the 'Pike, about half way botweea
Claartald and Carwenellle, la prepared ee ir
alah all kleda of FRUIT TREKS, (ataodard oad
dwarf,) Erergroaoa, 8br.bb.ry, Urapo Vlnoa,
wd RaapbarTy VIum. Alto, Albtrkaa Crab Tnaa,
r . I -a lli.k.maa Am (trdmT
gat do, ana aany wi --.(
p.pU, a.-- f. Addr..
aopll CarwowifUia, Pfc
Hl(l(iKNTEI OS HtAKlNU THE WANT OF AP
rUEflATlUXOF THKCLASSan dei-luhed.
JM no Jmohit, nuna atiar a'ar to lint
In lb is wondrous land of h Ifcb tariBi and tramps
t'oless sba'sauurrd tha Ploriaa spriBf
Is taxod and lahslad with rafanua stamps.
It would titnnjnft and anpttrlotlfl,
Whilst Liberty's goddaas w-rs a fustian tap,
To erown oar muses with srUnds tlutie.
And barneis Pegasus In Paublaa trap.
Eeonumists swaar by tba . at 8 lata
To tai tha wares oreaoQ national oelirhbor .
Qut statesmen bro rpen prtdeotion's wide gata
Ana loviieiat-M ovar to coaapeB our labor.
Tha poet, tha priest, tba statesman and anbolar
lluld the same to ba true in morals or trade ;
And ibe eagle (bat's stamped on tha bright dollar
is 10 muia wnicn the bard invokes to b is aid,
Onr heroes who fought for sweat liberty's ahrlna
iSr not to survive Is) aoog or In story.
But in Wall street stock or old Attie mio
Invest all their wealth of tangible glory.
Olymploa give way 'to eatnpmeatlngs nr fairs.
And ewotdi are turned into books of all aites ;
Auftuatus goes laetuiiog on pumpkins and tares,
to bilst Miooenaa awards eat lie-show prises.
The beautiful all to the useful must yield
Our gardens of rotes are plaulnd in oaro.
Should Oerei preemnt tb Klytisn Held,
Let Fan t ride bis raeda fora oonoh-iball or born.
A true to the vulgar ia Helicon wine,
We'll drink to the wajs our pleasure would follow.
And libations pour to the ekaaaioal Mne,
And dance with 1) hoc tins or mtis with Apollo.
All the sams, If the gods b ft bled or tree,
Or duubtlultbe stories with wbioh they o rain u.
In either event (here's no barm, I oonttrue,
Tbo' fa lie, fur our sins lhay never ean damn us.
Wasniorox, July 21, 1681. J. 8. Thodt.
GUILTY OR INNOCENT 7
A REVIEW OF MS CASE.
SCHUYLER COLFAX IN HIS OWN
From Tba New Turk Sun J
Many people tiuvo supposed that
tliu Crctlil Mobilior invcHtiutinn,
nearly cijjlit years tfin, left Schuyler
Collux civilly tleutl and burietl out ot
riiht. A cnmniiltoe ol ta ia) own polit
ical mend hud conviclud uim on the
moot ciurihiiiff record teHlimony of
corruption and ot f'altto tweurin.
.Mr. tollux was one ot llio ttirmlian
Htateanicn who early aoluited from
Uiikcs Amea an interest in tho Credit
Mobil'er job, and bo was anions tho
first, after tho original cxpomiro in the
bun in iH(J, to deny in bold tctins
any connection with that iniquity, and
in a way to leave the impression that
ho had been grossly wronged by an
imputation against his i;ood numo.
That denial was an audacious false
hood, as ho was compelled to admit
alterward by his own testimony. Mr
(Jakes Ames arcod to furnish t.'ollax
twenty shores ot tho Urcutt Mobilior
at par of $100, which werti then worth
between f300 and $100 each. Thcso
shares wore practically paid for by
dividends already accrued, llore is
the account recorded in Amcss diary
at the time, and entered in the initials
"8. C." These initials havo an im
portant bearing on Colfax's rubricated
S. C. Dr.
To 20 .here. C. U. of A
... 1,100 no
June IV, to earh
M.rch 1. By eaah t 131 71
Fab. M. DlrlHeoda of bond., U. P. R.
t2,0l0 00 pereeat $1,000,
leoa per eent. l,o2 00
June 17. By dividend eolioeled for bia
aooount - l,20t 00
Colfax's check for $534.72 was pro
duced, showing by the preciso figures
that this sum was tho differenco
be paid in a transaction which
be bad publicly doniod. lie aworo
beforo the Committee, as other
confc'lcraus in bia jobbery did, that
ho had retired from the bargain with
Ames as soon as be heard ot litigation
involving tho Credit Mobilier. But
Ames's diary contained an entry
proving that Collax bad received
othor money moro than a year afior
tho timo when the luttor bad protended
to withdraw :
"Friday, Jan, 22, 18fl9.
"rid S. Collax $00.75 for interest
on $1,500 cerlifieatot of U. P. It. It."
Thcso certificates wero issued in
lieu ot bonds to tho stockholders, and
with a corresponding rate of interest.
The preliminary statement brings
us to tho following letlor, which es
tablishes tho present existence of
Schuyler Uoltax :
"TO Till l'.DITOR OF THE bVH. Air !
I cheerfully and promptly accept tho
challengo in your editorial ol the Ttb
inst. You say in it that when I am
invited by an agricultural society, a
girls' high school, an association of
young Christiana, a church fttir, Ao.
(a goodly company, indeed i, 'Bchuyler
Collux begins to pour lurth Tupperian
apothegms on the injustice ol public
opinion, tho malico of slander," Ac,
but adding : 'lie it enrrjm lot ro rc-
onfri judgment un the fact! in kit own
case.' And therefore, without an
swering railing with railing, and as
you havo 'reopened' It hundreds of
times, I reply to this challenge, closely
conlorming myself to 'the facta In the
"1. Tho initial check lor $1,200, 'to
S. C. or bearer,' which Jou constantly
assume, in spite ol my atvi.rn denial,
must have been paid to mo, Mr. Dillon,
tho cashier of tho Scrgoant-at-Arms,
swnro thoroon as follows: '1 think 1
paid nil these checks, payablo to ini
tials, to "Mr. Ames'. And again: 'Mr.
Amea was at the ofllco looking ovor
tbo different checks this morning or
yesterday afternoon. I said to Mr.
Ames, 'Linl 1 not pay you mat, cnoca t
and he replied, "1 think itvory likely.'"
A ud again, as to this very l,zuu check-:
1 think 1 paid him f Amos) two earn)
bills and two $100 bills.'
"2. As the chock was dated June,
19. 1888. and 1 made a bank deposit
of a similar anrhunt three days niter-
ward, Juno 22, it was sought to con
nect the two. Hut 1 proved by Mr.
Matthews and Mrs. Jlollistor ol my
family that that vory deposit of $1,200
was composed ot a tnousanu tionar
bill received from (icorgo K. Ncsbit,
one of the most honored old time cm
cons ol my native city, and $200 paid
mo by Mr. Matthews. And that, as
Mr. Nusbit had gencronsly and volun
larily profTorod lo pay all the hoavy
expenses of mv Vice Presidential can-
canvass, I tent on June 22, the vory
day I deposited this money, a arait
for $1,000 to the Indiana Republican
Stato Committee; and i presented the
cancel od droll to the Uimnuuoo as
corroborating evidence of tbe truth
fulness of myself and family.
J. J bore were (Uinoring irom too
rest of the dividend payments) three
Initial chocks Mr. Amoe claimed that
bo naid to Judge Kelly , Oon. Uarfleld
and myself, but each of the three
swore that he had entirely abandoned,
before tbeir date, an inchoalo bargain
with Mr. Ames for Credit Mobilier
stock, each aworo that he had never
received any such chock, and each
swore he had never bocn paid any
Credit Mobilier dividends. On the
othor aide, Mr. Ames could proaent no
receipt from either I Ho produced no
witness to either of thcso alleged pay
ments I ' No endorsement by either of
the throe could be found on any of
these initial checks I No busincsa
man lives in thiscountry, or any other,
who belioves that any man would thus
pay monoy or dividends to any other
men. It it utterly incredible, tou
would yourself protest against aucb
evidenca having any woigtit in a case
of your own.
"4. John T. Drew, a Vermont law
yer, who was in Europe during tbe
session ot the Credit Mobilior com
mittoo, addressed a letter to its chair
man when he roturned, asseverating
that be aaw Mr. Ames present at the
Sergeant at-Arms' countor this very
check for $1,200, payablo to S. C, or
bearer, at the very moment 1 was
presiding in tho House, and saw Ames
pay tbe bills ho received lor it to a
man with whom ho had boon convors
ing about cotton claims at the South.
"lour words, 'enforced retirement
for oight years,' alludes, of course, in
your way to repeated refusals on my
pan ot 'enlorced public service, either
as Ilupresenlutivo or Senator, my pres.
cnt lito being too bnppy and independ
'fm speak ol my 'calling God to
witness ;' and I am glad I can do so
now, as in 1873, with a clear con
science and an honest bun t. At that
judgment bar, whero wo shall both
appear, 1 can 'call God to witness
that I never had a sharo of tho Credit
Mubilier nor a dollar of its dividends,
nd tbat I nuver saw nor oven heard
of tho check for $1,200 to S. C. or
bearer till tho Credit Mobilior investi
gation four years uftor dato. Nor do
1 leur tho severest judgment ot my
Creator as lo my truthfulness and in
tegrity in this matter, about which 1
havo been so bitterly and persistently
ussulled by you month niter month,
and year niter year, tor tho past eight J
years. ' "Sciiuvllr Coi.fax.
'hofTn liENI), Intl., Sept. 12
Tho paragraphs marked 1 and 2 in I
the letter refer to tho check of Ames
to S. C. for $1,200, dtttod June 19, 'b8,
drawn out hy Collux in United Slates
notes, Saturday, Juno 2(1, and deposited
hy him in tho First Natiohal Hunk,
Monday. July 22, as appears by his
own deposit ticket :
United Stataa notra t,2no 00
Check. 1M Oil
Chet-k 11)0 00
Total l,8 83
Tho production ot this evidence
astounded Collux. Tho links in the
chain from tho check by Ames, through
llio horgeant at-Arms, end into tho
deposit, wero perfect. Thcso proofs
wero ottered on the Zslb ol January,
and no attempt was mado to break j
their force until tho 11th of Februaiy,
a tortnight later. II tboro was any
explanation, why was it not mado on
tho spot? A lamo and lying defenco
was concocted, wbicn ended in expos
ing Colitis's venality where it had not
been suspected. He steppod Irom the
frying pan into the fire.
JNow tor his witnesses. In JNo. 1 ot
t-t. i..n. t.A m. n;iu. r..i.:...
of tho Sergeant ut-Arms, to refievo him
Irom the chock, and gives a part ol
Dillon's testimony to that effect.
This man was examined twice. On
the first occasion, January 23, 1873, he
'Hy Mr. Colfax :
'Q. At the timo thit payment waB
mado on tho S. C. check there seems
to havo been anothor to ). F. Wilson,
$329, entered on tbe somo line. Would
that indicate that the two checks came
intogolbcr? A. No ; only that they
came in on the rntnoduy. They wero
both put on tho same lino as a matter
O Hut do you recollect anything
in relutiun to paying thorn, or to whom
they wero paid ? A. Ao, Sir.
This positive and broad answer ex
cluded all knowledge on the part ot
Dillon then. At least ho swore to.
Ho was a clerk under X. G. Ordwny,
then Sergeant at-Arms, and a radical
llopubliean. Tbo corruptionist con
trolled tho House. They woro dissat
isfied with trillion's testimony, because
it was important to clear Collax and
to relievo tho party from those damag
ing disclosures. Wbcn Dillon next
appeared bo was no longor a know
nothing, but a most willing witness,
whom tollux now uses alter eight
yours' allenco to throw dust in the
eyes of afbrgotlul public.
I'ollux attempted to explain the
$1,200 check in this way, lo use his
'Ol the deposit of bills, $200, 1 am
positive, were paid mo by my iu,ep
litlhor, Mr. Matthowa, on account of a
debt which be owed mo. About the
lime of this payment, and as near as 1
can fix the date, about the middle ot
tho month of June, as I was opening
my letter mail at Ibe breakfast table,
1 lound an envelope witnin another
onvulope postmarked Now York. On
opening the inner cnvclopo 1 lound it
contained a letter writtou by Geo. F.'
Ncsbit, congratulating mo cordially
upon my nomination lor mo ice
1'residoncv, na saving mat mo writer
dosired to send me confidentially the
remittance enclosed, to aid mo in tho
hoavy cxpnnset of the canvass, but
wished it kept a secret, as neither his
family nor anyono olso would ever
know of it unless I trild them. En.
closed in tho letter was a greenback
or national bank bill for $1,000. Hold
ing up the letter and the bill, 1 asked
the attention of all my family to tt,
and then read them tho letter. The
bill trtu f hen passed around from hand
lo hand and examined. I am ture 1
deposited it wilh tho $200 1 received
from Mr. Matthews. 1 have gone
throe limes over all tho Icttors I have
preserved, and have not found thit let
ter." After turning to various friends In
New York for assistance in accounting
lor tbo $1,200, loan or othorwiso, this
Nesbit story was manufactured out of
hole cloth. A number ol resinis
letters were produoed, but, by singular
fatality, the most important of all was
missing. It could not be found for the
sufficient reason that it was nover
written. Nesbit was a favored con
tractor in the Poalofllce Department.
For years he had successfully di ned
all competition oy mysterious inuuen
ces, which became explained by bis
correspondence wilh Colfax, who had
been Chairman ol the 1 ostolllce t "in
mines, Speaker, and wat then Vice
In one of Nosbit'a lelleis, datod
April IT", 1808, be writes:
"I enclose a checkor tafcly. If you
bad rather receive it in anothor form,
please oame your wish."
I hlt "it prooauiy reierreu to a
quarterly remittance of $1,000, wbicb
Colfax admitted be bad received regu
larly. Yet between two of these peri
odical payments Uollux protended that
he had received an extia $1,000 bill
from a sharp business uian, wbo was
in llio' huhit of Bonding him "chocks
Only two witnesses wero brought
lor ward Dy Uoltax 10 sustain his tlunsy
story, invented five years afler tho
real transaction. A "thousand-dollar
bill passed round from hand to band
and examined," afler special attontion
bad been called to it, was a fact likely
to bo remembered if it had ever ban.
pencd. Hut it was not confirmed by
either ol the witnesses, who were
members ol his own family, with the
fullest confidence in his Integrity and
doubtless willing to have their memo
ries refreshened by bit statcmcnU.
Gcorgo W. Matthews, the stepfather,
was a clerk in tho House of Represent
atives, who owed bit appointment to
Colfux. Alter being coached, Mat
thews testified :
"After the servant went out be
opened the letter, which was written
on ordinary paper. Ho held it up t
moment or two so that we could look
at it, and laid : 'A thousand-dollar
hill from a gontloman who is almost t
Mrs. liolliatcr, Colfax t half-sister,
wat brought from Utuh to help him
out of the scrupo. Sbo was asked :
"ti. Stato it you bavo any recollec
tion or knowledge of tho receipt ot a
letter by him, enclosing a thousand
dollar bill, in Juno, 1HU8. A. 1 re
member he received a thousand dollar
bill in June, and he said it came Irom
Mr. Noshit, of Now York.
Q. You saw tho money that came
in tho letter ? A. 1 cannot lay posi
tively that 1 saw it.
U. Do you romomber whether Mr.
Collux exhibited the money that was
in it so that you could boo it? A. 1
could not say as to that."
J hose are tbo family witnesses, and
they do not corroborule Colfax in any
essentiul point. Tho bill was not
handed around tho room and examined,
its he swore it was, and tho whole tes
timony turns upon whut ho "said."
.No. 1 una .No. z ol tho letter muy bo
No. 3 is unpleasantly characteristic
ol Collux. lu bis artful knavery he
links why no receipts wero passed for
tho divitlends and money paid out by
Ames. Ho thinks it incredible that
any business man would act in that
wuy. Hero were members of Con
gress corruptly confederating for gain,
ull of whom inudo Ames their trustee!
in order lo conceal their venality.
let one ot ihem tries to muko a point
in his behalf by exclaiming that no
vouchers wero exhibited, and oilers as
proof that ho and his assoeiutos woro
not corrupt, tho fact that they did not
sign papers which would bavo Bent
them to tho penitentiary I
Mr. 11 tilo, acting as cottnsol lor tol
lux, undertook to badger Ames, wilh
the lollowing result:
O. Did you tuko any receipt,
vouchor, or acknowledgment from Mr.
Collux in payment ol the $1,200 which
you slated you gave him in Juno f A.
1 do not think 1 did. 1 gave turn a
check and he drew tlie money."
(J,. J. bo last part ot your answer
is not responsivo to my question. A.
It is true nevertheless.
Q Tho payment you have now
toslilied of $00.75, made on the 22d of
January, 1809, did yon tako any re
ceiptor vouchor for that? A. No,
sir ; it was bis money.
No. 4 alleges that John 1. Drow, a
Vermont lawyer, who was in Europe
during the session of the Credit Mobi
lier comm'ltoo, saw Amos present tho
S. C. check fur $1,200, and pay tho
proceedi to a third parson.
Afler the death ol Mr. Ames there
turned up a host of defenders of the
Credit Mobilier jobbers, wbo had
never dared to tiller a word wbilo ho
lived. Among them was this lobbyist,
Drew, who was toon in Washington
whilo tho investigation was going on,
though be claimed to bave been in
fans all the lime, lie says that bo
went to Amos wilh loiters ol introduc
tion, and accompanied him to the ofllco
ol llio bergeanl-at Arms, whero, while
talking business, bo spied out llio name
and amount on a check in Amoa's
bands. The fellow addressed a letter
to J udge Poland, and, although coming
from the sumo Slate and professing to
know him personally, he thought it
noocssary to fortify himself wilh cor
Itlicatet ot diameter. In that letter
ho says :
"On the 20lb and 22d ol Juno, 18G8,
as my diary lor that year shows, I
called upon the Hon. Oakcs Amos.
The first call (ibo 20ib) was with a
noto of introduction from either the
Hon. W. U. Washburn, or tho Hon. T.
. Woodbridge, 1 do not remember
which although ho keeps a diary.
Tho second time (tho 22d) 1 met Mr.
Ames I had a letter from Major Gen
eral Vcatch, of Indiana, which I read
to hi in. 1 walked hy bis stdo to tbo
Sergoant-at Arms' desk. While we
woro talking t noticed a check in Mr.
Ames's hands. 1 remember very dis
linctly that it was drawn lo '8. C. or
hearer,' and was for $1,200. I know
1 thought to myself, 'Who tho dick
ons is S. C. or bearer?' This chock
was then and ihoro cashed at the desk
of tbo Sergennl at Arina, and 1 Well
remember one $.00 bill and sevorul
$100 bills. Walking back to tho gen-
tlemnn he bad first been talking to,
Mr. Ames handed him this money and
received airme kind of a written docu
ment in return."
Drow'a allegations aro not mado un
der oath. That ought to settlo bim as
a witness. Hut there is more to be
said. A good liar ought to have a
good momory. Drow kept a diary,
and therefore was precise as to dates
and things. Ho positively saw this
H C. check paid to Amos on the 22d
of June, 180.1, at tho socond meeting.
Now, that check was dated June 10.
It was paid to Collax Juno 20. And
the monoy was deposited nn Monday
morning, June 22, by tollux, on hit
way to the Capitol, as appears by the
deposit ticket in bis own handwriting,
and not disputed. Exit Drew.
Thit la the sort ol testimony which
Colfax has the effrontery to parade for
bit defence, eight Tears alter his con
victinn by a Hopublican committee
and by an almost unanimous public
j a 11)0 etonu ui ut. lutiur iunna. lilt .'
ously culls God to witness that he
"nover had a share ot me credit no
bilior nor a dollar of its dividends, and
that ho never saw or even hoard of the
check for $1,200 to 8. C. or bearor.
These doclnralinns havo as much moral
value as dicers' ontha. A foresworn
mnn commits sacrilege when be pro-
lanely invokes Ibo i.ord t name.
Colfux swore solemnly and repeat
edly that he never had any businoss
relations with ( coign r. Nesbit Irom
whom be rocoive'd 11,000 quarterly,
and that he know nothing whatever
of his contracts. Here Is an extract
from his testimony:
"Q. Was not this Mra NcBbit a con
tractor with tho Postoftice Department
lor lurnisning envelopes r A. no l
"(J. For four or five years, whilo
you were Chairman of the Postofllce
Committee? A. 1 have no recollec
tion of it; 1 hid no connection with it.
Uo nover spoke to me in 1808, or in
any yoar preceding 1808, or up to tho
day of bis death, in reference to a post
office contract. He never askod mo
to do anything, directly or indirectly,
in regnra lo H at any lime.
"Mr. Amea : It seems that this man
always got the contract every yoar,
whether bo was tho highest or lowest
Mr. Colfux: That I know nolhino
Nesbit obtained a contract without
advertisement, which Postmastor Gen
eral Crcsswell hold to be void. Influ
ence was necessary to prevent an an
nulment, and Collux addressed a long
argument to tho Department, afior
having made a personal appeal
to Crcsswell. That popor is now
on file, unless it has been stolen. Re
publicans of tho Indiana delegation, to
satis!)' themselves, went lo the Do
parttuent, examined tho document and
oatno away disgusted with tho Chris
tian statesman whom they bad tried
to prop up.
Again: Attor tho Credit Mobilier
committee bad investigated Co I lux's
bank account, ho became alarmed lest
ihey mighl demand an insight into his
box of pupets, then lying in tho vault
lor safety. Ho removed it to his lodg
ings at Wormley's holol. Whilo ho
and hit wife woro at tho Capitol, tho
box was stolen Irom his trunk whoro
it was locked up. The robbery could
not bo concealed, and wben in forma
tion was sought by the reporters Col
lax informed them that tho box con
tained bis wife's jewels and Incos, prob
ably worth $4,000 in all.
ihe case was placed in the hands of
tho detectives, with a description ot the
contents to aid them, flint box con
tained nearly one bundled thousand
dollars of bonds, scrip, and the like,
tho profits of Colfax's career in Con
gress. The detectives soon found out
whero tho box had gone, and perhaps
they did' not need much help to make
the discovery. Tho contents, less $ 10,-
000, wero returned to tho owner, and
the thiuvos wero never prosecuted, be
cause a trial would have oxposed what
( ollax was most anxious to conceal.
Tbo list of securities is in tho Attorney
General's office at Washington, or
rather it was there.
Ol Iho whole crew of corruptionists
who traded in Credit Mobilier and in
multitudo of other jobs, Schuyler
Colfax was tbo most huso, rotten and
treacherous. Ho sought to disarm
suspicion hy pinchback morality. His
religion was cant and hypocrisy. Ho
allectcd sanctity lo make stealing easy.
Ho preached purity and practiced ras
caliiy. And be says that he is happy
in his infamy I
A hundred Octobers ago Philadel
phia was the capital of the United
States. Tbo Congrosssat in Indepen
dence Hull. The Ministers of France
and Spain bad llioir official stations
under tho sound ol the liberty boll. It
was a timo ot bopo, a time of fear, a
time of dread, a tuno of dospair. Tho
decisivo duel of tho long, weary war,
was joined at iorklown. Tho David
of liberty was conlronting the Goliah
of tyranny. Evon victory, it was felt
with sickening dread, muslbe paid for
by tho most precious lifo blood of tho
Ihirloon Commonwealths. Tbe slow
couriers from Virginia, asthoy arrived,
travel-stained, at the doors of Con
gress, were beset with hungry and
terror-strickon cilir.ens. Had there
bocn a battle? Was it well with
Washington and his soldiers? Had
the Hriton regained his insolent do
minion of theses? There were no
telegraphs or bulletin boards nr "ex
tras" lo appriso tho city, sick with
dread and expectancy, of tho march of
ovents. Four weary weeks and only
meagre hints of vast purposes, of
great combats at sea and tho dispersal
of tho British fleets, of tho ravuges of
the traitor Arnold in Connecticut, of
tho junction ot tho French fleets and
It was midnight nn Monday, Iho
2llh of October, 1781, when a horso
man, travel-stained and worn, rung up
the Presiduntof the Congress and gave
bim Washington's report of tho sur
render of Yorktown. In a few min
utes tho night guard, who had heard
the nows, electrified ihe quiet midnight
street wilh this droll refrain : "Hunt
droo o'glock und Gorn vallis ist
Oaken!1 The rider who had flown
from Yorktown was Colonel Tilgham,
of Washington's staff. Next morning
Congress met, read tho wonderlul nows
and adjourned to the Lutheran Church
to make thanksgiving. The city was
hung in tho bravery ol patriotic joy,
CELEli Y AND RHEUM A T1SM.
Will oolory euro rheumatism? Tho
Philadelphia Trade Journal says it will,
and adds: It is asserted that rheuma
tism Id impossible it Ihe celery is cook
ed and Ireely eaten. The fact that ii
is always put on the table raw prevents
its thorupoutio powers from becoming
known. Tho celery should bo out Into
bils, boiled in water until soil, and the
water drank by tho patient. Put new
milk, wilh a little flour and nutmeg,
into a sauce pan wilh a little boiled
celery, serve it warm wilh piocos of
toast, oat it with potaloos, and the
paintul ailment will soon yield. Such
ia a declaration of a physician wbo
has again and again tried tbo cxport
mont, and was unilormily successful.
Ho adds that cold or damp nevor pro
duces, but simply develops the disease,
of which aeid blood is tbo primary
and sustaining cause, and that whilo
the blood isalkalinothorocan benoilbor
rheumatism nor gout. English si a
tisiios show that in one yoar 187(1,
3G40 persons died of rheumatism, and
every cose, it is claimed, might have
been cured, or prevented, by the adop
tion of the remedy mentioned. At
least two. thirds of the caaos named
heart disease aro ascribed to rheuma
tism and his agonising ally gout.
Small pox, so much dreaded, is not half
so destructive as rheumatism, wbicb,
it ia maintained by many physicians,
can be prevented hy obeying nature's
lawa in diet. Hut if you have incurred
it, boiled celery ia pronounced, unhesi
tatingly, to bo a specifio remedy.
Sni Knew Him. "Do yon residoia
this city?" asked a masked man of a
masked party the other ovoning. Do
felt tick when she said to bim : "Don't
be a lool, John; I knew you hy the
wart on your thumb." It wat his
wife. A'. O. iTimrt.
IN MEMORY OF MARY NEW
COMER. It T sirs. H. c. l.KK.
I etood hr.ide tbe eutlarer'e bad
I watched bar day br day t
I knew my friend would aeon ba gooe
Bfae waa paaelng faat away.
Her loeed onea gathered around heronurh.
And tried to eaae her pain I
liar eildrea knew no friend on oarlb
Conld fill her place agaio.
A loving If other t 0, bow ewol
Theae worda fall oo our ear I
I hope they will that Mother meet
In Heaven in after yeare.
In memory now my mind epeoJa back
Some twenty yeare gone by,
Wben we together met in elaia,
And ihe pralaed bar Qod oa high.
I've eaen her walk and prai aa bar Qod
Shout glory lo the Lamb t
I truat to-night, higb up in Heaven,
Tbat glory ia atlll her Ifcemo.
Juat before abo paraed away
She looked at me and aatd :
"I've not mueh longer here to atay,
I'll Boon bo with the dead."
She elored her eyee, aa If ia Bleep,
And alept her life away ;
Whro morning dawnrd my aged friend
Had aeon a brighter dey.
Oh. may each child and all her frienda
Have grace unto Ihem given,
That they may meet tbeir Mother dear.
And all ba bouieJ in Heaven.
Rowrr, September 20th, 1881.
A IWXDMCI) THOUSAND DOE-
LA i(S EOH VOH1EH.
There mo no less than three sepa
rate greenbousesot Washington main
tained out ot tbo public funds at largo
annual expense They are mainly de
voted to tho production of flowers for
members ol Congress, lor tho occu
pants of tho Exocutivo Mansion, and
tor the lumilicsol Cabinet olllecrs.
Tho Hotunical Garden, which wus
originally intended for the propagation
of ruro exotic and useful plums, has
been converted into a munuluclory ot
bouipicts, which are distributed to tho
Senators and Representatives by the
Joint Commiltoe on tho Library.
The superintendent of tbo Public
Grounds controls a costly conservatory,
practically a sort of uppent'.ago to
Ihnso at the i Into House.
Tho greenhouses at tho Executive
Mansion are on a vast scale, and the
appropriations for constructions, und
for changes from wood lo iron, aggro
hate hundreds of thousands ot dollars.
From small and modest beginnings,
suited to a privato residence, they
bavo grown to enormous proportions,
and huve furnished ainplo opportunity
for plunder in tbo expenditures at the
All this floral extravagance may be
said to have begun under Grant. Pre
vious to his accession to tho Presidency
there wero no Buch abuses as havo
since boon regularly fastened on Iho
annual supply bills. From tho manner
in which tho appropriations uro mado
and they teem lo have been purposely
confused, bo as to prevent lair investi
gation of the fuels it is difficult to
collate tliefignres exactly. InKngland
every item of tho supplies voted is
specifically described. Hence thoro is
no difficulty in following any special
charge from the beginning to tho end,
through any number ol yours. Our
Congress lumps largo appropriations
in a way that multut it impossiblo to
sepal ato tbo items and to obtain any
knowlcdgo of tho money applied to
each. Without any tochnical violation
of tho law, tho bu Ik of a grant may bo
applied to ono or two items, leaving
tho others entirely unprovided for, in
asmuch as tho appropriation has been
absorbed. Tbe doors is thus thrown
wid i open lo fraud.
Hero aro a few illustrations that
might bo multiplied indefinitely;
H Repalra of Siccative M enalon, re
turniebing the eame, and fael
for tbe eaiue, and for care and
neeeaaary repatra of green-
1977 Repatrlof Eaecutire Manaion, re
lurni.liing tbe aatne, and fuel
for the aame, nnd for care and
necea.ery repair of greenbou.ea. 20,003
18T0 Cere ami repair and refurniibing
Executive Manaion. nnd neeea
aary repair ef greenhou.ea, of
reeorormg roof of tne Manaion
with tin 25,000
Who can tell how this money was
distributed by tho privato secretaries
who inudo the contracts?
In 1809, when Gon. Grant first went
into tho White House, tliero was no
appropriation for the greenhouse there.
It was a small a Hair then, and it had
invited no criticism, because thcro was
no cxtravaganco about it. Hut Grant
soon changed tho system on which tho
White llouso conservalorioswere run,
as will bo seen by the following Horns
from the annual appropriations :
18T0 Rrpalraof greenbouata andplanla..$ S..M0
M I ,,01111 '
Other grants to tho groonhouso wero
smuggled in among general appropria
lions, but Ihey cannot bo separated
Irom tho lump sums. Hut in twelve
years $90,500 wore voted for alleged
repairs o nly, just as Congress voted
hundreds of thousanda lor furniture
which nover was seen inside tho walls
of the Whito llouso,
There is an easy remedy by which
those BcanduhmiB frauds may be stopped,
or al least may bo traced and punishod.
If Congress will require estimates for
every individual item, and refuse to
voto a dollar until that reform is adopt
ed, there will bo Baved every year
hundreds ol thousands of dollars
which are now stolon or wasted. .A'
Tho sentiment of tho honeymoon is
a frail thing, and aftor a whilo a man
flops right through it like a brick
through a cobweb. A 3 months-old
tindo was rattling away in her loqua
cious style, when her husband, forcing
himself to appear not too severely
tortured, said : "Don't you tool as it
you wore poriling your beauty by
talking so much f" "Why so, John ?"
sho asked, with much surprise. "Bo
canso, precious, this is Summer lime,
and ynu might got your tongue sun
burnt." "It may be months, darling, beforo
we meet again," be said, squeezing her
hand aa if that grip woro his last:
"Mountains and valleys will divide us,
forosls and prairies, perhaps the river
of death itself. Can I do anything
moro than 1 havo dono to mako you
cherish my momory and keep your
love for me unchanged.' "Oh, yes, she
exclaimed, choking down bor sobs,
"buy mo a box of tortoise shell hair
pins beforo you start."
"Charlev, have you got a booked
noso I" " i cs darling," answered Char-
Ho, smiling. "I am afraid It is a little
liable lothatoriticism." "Well, I never
thould have noticed it," sho added In
dignantly, "if that horrid Hpripga girl
across the tray hadn't told me to ask
yon if you wouldn't like to tell It for a
AMERICAN NEWsl'AriRWIT AND DVMoR.
Tho fly that walks on oleomarga
rine is not the butterfly.
Zebras are vory stylish ; thoy wear
striped stockings up to their neck.
Tho man who was lost in slumber
probably found hit way out ons night
maio. Everything has to pay uiisomelimo:
evon the little chickens havo to shell
When a dog howls at night it is the
sign ol do.itb. It is, it wo get at the
It seems odd that they bavo nover
called ono of tho Heading steamers the
Blest be tho lio that won't work
around under one's left ear.
How did vou find votir nncle.
Johnny ?" "In applc-pio order." "How
ib mat : "crusiy.
Dean Stanley was a true genius. It
took lour men and a boy to mako out
.No woman should borrow tho litis-
of another ; because it is not cood lor
man to bo a loan.
Why aro pooplo who stutter not to
bo relied upon? Uecauso they aro
always breaking their worth
(V hy does a "baby boy always ro
ceivo a hearty welcome in a lumily,
Hccuuse it nover comes amiss.
Why does a woman euro who wroto
tho declaration that made us free, so
long as sho can get a bustlo for fifty
Tbo Norristown Herald suvs that
"tho only good Indians in this country
aro those standing in front of cigur
A Hoston artist is credited with having
painted an orungopoel on tho sidewalk
so naturally that six lut men slipped
down on it.
In proof ol tho assertion tbat Cuttle
will stray into strango placos, we may
say that wo havo suen a cow hido in
a shoemaker's shop.
Tho Washington Critic says tho storm
that took tho roofs oil' tho bouses in
that city didn't lukcoft' tho mortgages
by any means.
"Help from on unexpected quarter,"
as llio iramp remarked when a twenty-
fivo cent piece was handed him by the
'iudy of tho houso."
Wo aro told thut tho ancient Egyp
tians honored it cut when dead. Tho
ancient Egyptians know when a cat
was tho most to bo honored.
A man who had tried nearly every
thing and failed became a shoemaker
and prospered. Ho said ho was bound
to bo successful at tho last.
Another well planned attempt to
take the llio of the Czar has just been
frustrated. An Atncridan cucumber
was found in bis morning meal.
Wo aro told "the evening woro on,"
but wo aro not told what the evening
woro on that particular occasion. Was
it tho close of a Summer's day ?
Dr. Patterson, of Scotland, has dis
covered that frogs and toadt will fight.
Well, let cm tight. Wod rathorsoo
them fight ihun hear them sing.
It was a funny little boy who, when
bo saw a dairyman feeding his cows
salt, said bo thought tbey didn't salt
the butter tilt title r it was churned.
A exchange thinks tbat the tnnnicst
thing concerning a picnic is thinking
about it beforo you start. Tho next
(tinniest thing is congratulating your
self when it is ovor.
A man can diive a hog four miles
along a country road with broken
down fences, and keep his tcmpor;
but when it comes to putting on a pair
of kid gloves that's too much.
Tho man wbo doesn't get as mad
and run as fast to get bis cow out ot
bis neighbor's corn field as ho does lo
get his neighbor's cow out of his own,
hasn't got the answer to tho golden
In ono of his verses, Oscar Wildo,
tho aillietic poet, alludes to "tho bar
ren memory unkissed kisses." Asun-
kissed kiss probulil is tbo barrencst
thing within tho range of human ex
perience. An elderly resident of Nowton wus
approached byan agent lor a cyclopedia.
"1 guess I won't get one,'' said tho
elderly citizen, and frankly added, "I
know 1 never could learn lo rido one
ot tho pesky things."
While preaching from tbo text : "Ho
givcth His beloved sleep," a Toledo
minister stopped in tho miudloot his
sermon, "Brethren, tt is hard torealiso
the wondrous, unbounded lovo tho Lord
appears to havo lor the gootl portion
ol this congregation.
Adolphus' couragowas up. Falling
on his knoes ho cried ; "Angelina,
dearest, mako me the happiest ot men
by accepting my hoarl and hand.
Casting ono look at the largo paw An
gelina thrilled in ovory fihio as sho ro
pliod sweotly : "O, Adolphus, this is
moro than I expected.
A small boy could not understand
why tho "loaves" of tables should bo
so called, seeing that they did not
roscmblo any lettvos with which ho
was familiar. At last he found it out.
"I know I" ho cried. ' Tbey are called
leavos bccatiso ynu can leave thorn up
or you can leavo them down."
"Don't wastoyour lime in clippingoff
tho branches, said tho woodman to
his son, "but lay your ax at tho root
of tho tree." And tho young man
wont out and laid bis ax al the root ol
tho treo, like a good and dutiful boy,
and then went fishing. Truly, thoro
18 nothing so beaiitiltil as filial obetli-
Dr. Gtinlhor says there aro sevon
thousand species of fish known to men
of science. When a man sits on the
river bank ball a day watching a cork
idly floating on tho stream, and comes
homo wilh a sunburned noso and not
a single specimen of those tevon thou
sand species, he it inclined lo think that
Dr. Gunthcr iso patent mctlicino adver
tisement. A bit of conversation overheard in
Iho English Crystal Palace: "Thorn's
tho crockindilcs you've read about in
Egypt," said tho sire to his little son
athirstforscionco. "And what's thorn ?"
asked tho son, pointing to smaller
specimen! in tho some group. . "Oh,
them a tho crts kindiles kittens,
the futhers's sulbotilntivo reply.
When a poor Irishman lay on his
death lied ono of his frientln came in to
express his sympathy. Ho took the
poor man's hand and said, with evident
emotion, "1 at, mv ony, wo muslaal ot
us die onco." Tho sick man turned
over in a disgusted frame of mind and
replied : "Thai's just what bothers mo.
If we could only dis half a dnr.cn timoe
1 wouldn't worry about this."
Emilo tiirardin, tho groat Fronch
journalist, used to rito at 4 o'clock
every morning. And now be it dead.
It is a sad sad lesson, but lut no not
lorgot its warning. Let us but Isy onr
hands on our respective hearts and
say that rather than imitate his fault,
if it is nocesaary for oa to be at 4 A. M .,
we will sit up to it. To arise at it ah,
this it too too, it it too utterly too.
BY II. L. McliUOWN.
Three hundrea pupilt aro enrolled
in tho Leonard Graded School.
We give our opinion in answer to "A
Director," from Morris township, lound
Tho orection of the new school houte
at Kylertown baa been postponed for
tho present year.
Mr. Lew it Brown, of West Clearfield,
hat been engaged to tench the Wallace
ton publio school.
I'ennvillo poyt its teacher $10 nor
month for his aervices, and Lumlor
City $45 per month.
A great many of the schools opened
on Monday of last week, it being the
first Monduy of October.
Moro than three-fourths ot tho school
districts in the county bave pur
chased a new school map of Pennsyl
vania. W. C. Penis hut boon chosen Princi
pal of the Lumber City schools, and
Sara Scofiuld toachor of the Primary
Teachers, do you endeavor to im-
provo by reading established works
upon methods of instruction and stand
ard educational journals?
Mr. Noah Myers, of Burnsido town
ship, hat bcon employed to teaoh the
West Goshen school in placo of Wm.
Postlothwait, who failed to moot his
Teachers' salaries in tho county will
avorago about four dollars more this
yoar than last, which is in koeping
with tbe advance in wages in olbor
departments of labor.
Thoro aro no schools taught in the
county for $18 por month, asstatod by
tno Ancuia man in bis last issue. Gra
ham township, we believe, rays the
lowest salaries $22 per month.
Several School Hoards within the
past few wocks have rcquosted us to
annul certain certificates on tho ground
of treachery and deception practiced
oy the holders in making contract!
and breaking them without cause.
Dr. E. E. Highco, Suporintondont
of Public Instruction, Hon. John J.
I. add, Superintendent of Staunton City
Schools, Virginia, and Col. J. F. Cope
land, of South Hcnd, Indiana, will be
with tis at our coming County Insti
tute. Tho following communication reach
ed us rocontly :
DKt-ARTMRRT Or PHBLm IsSTBrTTtOK, 1
llarrifbnrg. Pa., Sept. , 1881. (
4'nr,.l. .(.! il. i. JfrOaowa .Dr. Illillie.
rrqueata me to aay to you that tf aothing unfora
aeen bappena ha wi! be prevent at your County
Inalitule, December 20th, and remain ono day
and evening. Voura reipeotfully,
Uro. f. Moll.
Record i.'g Clerk.
TK.l aiEHS A PIVIXTEI).
The following aro the appointmcnti
mado hy the School Hoards designated
and officially roporled iho post week,
as required by law :
Pine drove rehool Jennio Henderaoo.
Haboia achool A. A. Vandike.
Iletrirh achool Anna Repaber
Falla Creek achool Mattia MeCullougb.
lleberltng achool... Mary J. Smith.
Well Liberty ecbool.n IVm. PoetlelbwelL
Cro.a Roa'la achool B. E. Cupplaa.
tirooka aobool. Katie Amleh.
ticlloet'B aebool. Tillia BotUJ.
Salariea, $.H1 per month.
Miss Mary C. Wold, who for a num
ber of years past has boon recognized
as ono of our leading teachers writes
us Irom Denver, Colorado, where she
now occupies an excellent position in
tho city schools. She sonds us a scholar
ly description of tho city of Denver,
nclnding its grand school nuiidings,
churches, hotels, and opera houso just
finished at a cost ol ball a million dol
lars. Tho schools of tho city opened
Scptombor 5th, with an enrollment of
over 2,900 pupils, an increaso ol 300
over last your. Wo congratulate Miss
Wold upon socuring so good a position
and the school authorities ot Denver
on securing such an accomplished and
SCHOOL DO AltliS INIVSED VPOM.
A School Director of Morris town
ship asks the following questions:
"Has a School Board any meant of
redress when a tcachor positively com
mits bimsell to teach a certain school,
signs the articio oi agreement, anu
upon the eve ot tbe opening oi tno
school declinos to moot bis obligation
bocauso ho has boon enured a position
"Is sin h a tcachor, void of bonorand
lacking in princlplo,worthy of a license
unon which you, as Superintendent
certify that be is a porson ol sound,
moral character r
Tho aggrioved School Director hit
certainly brought to tho surface a mat
ter that is deserving oi moro man a
passing nolice. We have more than
once been surprised at me weakness
ot somo teachers in manors involving
s higb sense ol honor and integrity.
Our atlvice to teachers has alwaya
boon to look alter the boat position and
endeavor to secure it. Alter a choico
has been mado and an agreemont be
twoen teacher and directors fixed,
oilhor orally or in writing, thon tho
teacher is bound lo an obligation, tne
brenkine of which is not honorable,
and not ao considered in any depart-
montof Jjusinoss. for instance : Air.
A. comes beforo a Hoard of Directors
and applies fora school at a time per
haps when said Hoard has a half-dozen
competent applicants to select from.
Mr. A. having, agooo personal appear-
anco and a good certificate, is chosen
and accepts the position with thanks.
Ono month is to clapso beforo the
school opens. Within ono woek ot the
limo ot opening Air. A. nonncs me
Board tbat ho has accepted another
position at $3 moro a month and believes
. :tl . 1. ,U.I. ..t..1 U'I.M
OO Will IlOfc tUOktU tllVII H.UUVI. " I"""
aro tho competent applicants that
wero sot aside to accommodato honor
ablo Mr. A.? Thoy have gone olto-
whero and tecolvcd employment and
now nothing remains to be done but to
soloct some inlorior remnant, and tbo
result is a sienal failure of that school
and tho pooplo ' money wasted. Further
comment in thit direction seems un
necessary. We aro torry to any that
somo who should bo leaders in all things
intended to dignify and strengthen our
Common School work engage in this
deceptions practico, and have boon tbe
means of a great deal of ombarrossmont
to School Hoards in securing competent
teachers. Wo had intended to publish
tho names bf those who tho prosont
year havo disregarded thoir contract,
but refrain, from the (act that it might
hinder thorn from gelling employment
again, as tho most ignorant School.
Hoard would not dosiro to contract
with ono whom they know would
brook the contract for fifty centt more
Tho schools that have tufforod this
yoar from this illegal businoss aro as
lollows: Lumber City High school,
Kylertown school, West Goshen Har
mony school, ono in Hcccaria and two
In Chest. TheScorolary of Chest in
forms us that the ladies who played
hi in tho "slip insisted that the srtlcio
of agreement should bo drawn up tbe
day ot tho idling, wnicn was aono,
sn'd In less than two days they wont
to anothor township, secured schools,
signed articio number 2 and went on
their way rejoicing, not even notifying
tho Board ol Chest that thoy were
dishonest onotigh to break an honest
contract. As they are to teach their
first term they need not be surprised
if this breech ol Integrity provents
them from teaching another. We have
spokon plainly, but beliove It our duty
to do so.