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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE
LANCASTER CITY, r`A.
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1889
Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Public
REPUBLICAN STATE NOMINATIONS.
GEN. JOHN W. GEARY.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
HON. HENRY W. WILLIAMS,
OF ALLEGHENY COrNTY
FOR THE CAMPAIGN
FOR GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA!
READY FOR ACTION !
The popular illustrated Radical Republican
Campaign paper, published with the most
gratifying success during the memorable con
test in 1868, will be especially devoted to the
same cause in 1669, by a vigorous and cordial
support of the Republican candidates for Go
vernor and Judge of the Supreme Court.
The popular and highly amusing letters of
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ly as heretofore. The pallier has been consid
erably enlarged since 1868, as well as Im
proved in every respect.
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MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE.
The Union Republican County Committee
is requested to meet in the Orphans' Court
Room, in the city of Lancaster, on MONDAY,
the 19th day of July, 1869, at 11 o'clock, A.
M. Punctual attendance of all members of
the Committee is requested.
MARTIN S. FRY, Chairman.
IT THEIR OLD TRICKS!
On Tuesday last several "Democratic"
dubs arrived at Harrisburg, to attend the
convention of the unterritied. Shortly
after their arrival, Hon. Ulysses Mercur,
of Towanda, had his pocket picked of
four hundred dollars! "Comment is un
What a terrible squelching of copper
head thunder has been the recent election
in Virginia. Now the nigger is recogniz
ed as a "man and a brother," by the
"glorious remocratie party," and we ex
pect soon to see their leaders hereabouts
kissing all the nigger babies they can find.
si-The Reading Eagle has a very handy
way of getting over difficult questions. In
order to make its assertion good, that the
democratic papers of the North are all
against negro suffrage, the New York
World is not recognized as a democratic
paper, but "a traitor in disguise—a spy
in the democratic camp," and the editor
would even as soon follow " the advice of
the New York Tribune or the FATHER
ABRAHAM itself." Brick Pomeroy, ac
cording to the Eagle, publishes the only
sound democratic paper in New York.
THE COP CANDIDATE
In nominating Asa Packer for Gov
ernor, the Democartic State Convention
succeeded in getting one of their most
consistent representative men. He is a
straight out democrat. His record may
be stated very briefly thus: First, ap
pointed an Associate Judge in North
ampton County; second, elected to the
Legislature ; third, elected to Congress in
1852 and re-elected in 1554, and fourth,
and lastly, was a delegate to the Demo
cratic National Convention held at Char
leston, in 1860, FROM WHICH HE BOLTED
AND UNITED WITH THE SOUTHERN SE
CIEFAIONISTP, IN NOMINATING JOHN C.
BRECEINRIDGE AS THE SECESSION CAN
DIDATE TO DEFEAT STEPHEN A. DOUG
LAS, T/IE REGULAR DEMOCRATIC
This simply is the political character
of the Democratic candidate for Governor
of Pennsylvania. Personally he may
safely be termed a clever man; of great
business capacity, and of some very good
traits of character. He lives in a mag
nificent house ;is a millionaire ; keeps
plenty of "pure old whisky" on his side
board (for which, as well as his stamps,
there will be an immense demand ;) is
fond of fun, though by no means very
funny himself, said enjoys the reputation
of being the champion euchre player in
Mauch Chunk. But "he can't keep a
hotel," nor be Governor of Pennsylvania.
A BEAUTIFUL PARTY
The Itouyhs at Harrisbory—Pick-pockefr,
Shoulder-hitters and other Specimen
Democruts"— Serer(' " Punishment" of
Loper (1)1(1 Is'llisl,y, tte., itc
The copperhead gathering at Harris
burg on Wednesday at their State Con
vention, was hard," hut very character
istic. Packer clubs and ('ass clubs vied
with each other in rowdyism and roguery.
We give a few specimens taken from the
"The Pittsburg excursionists were ac
companied by about one hundred of the
worst roughs the city can boast. The
Packer men say they are to do the out
aide lighting . for their favorite, an 1 have
secured an importation of worse charac
ters from Philadelphia."
"The Pittsburg roughs bully the sa
loon keepers, levy contributions of whisky
and usurp the sidewalks. Some of them
will be compulsory guests at the Dauphin
"A Cass delegate, named Cowel, from
Philadelphia, was srrested in an attempt
to pick the pocket of the proprietor of the
Jones House, and sent to prison."
"The Packer men are in force from
Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley and
adjoining counties are well organized and
abundantly supplied with materials of
war in the shape of money, whisky and
"The great point made in Packer's favor
is that his income from United States
dividends is $130,000 per quarter, or over
a half million per annum, and that he will
hand over to the State Central Com
mittee, if nominated, his check for a hun
dred thousand. This fact has produced a
squabble for the Chairmanship of the State
Committee, rivaling that for Governor.—
Wallace retires disgusted with his failures.
Hughes, of Schuylkill county, is anxious
to handle the cash. So is Sam Randall
and a half dozen others. The Chairman
ship is beleived to be such a good thing in
view of the wealth of the candidate, that
even the Governorship is complicated by
those anxious to secure it.''
"Mauch Chunk was represented by;Bob
Klotz and Sammy Price, and other mem
bers (4 . Packer's home body guard.''
"Brick Pomeroy was on hand and made
his last ear's campaign speech over again,
calling the Republicans "d—n infernal
thieves," and promising to "go through
'em and take the kinks out of their d--n
Alld we might till column after
column with a description of the beauties
of modern " kmocracy," as exemplified
at Harrisburg this week. The saur-kraut
gorillas were only wanting to complete
THE VIRGINIA ELECTION
The election in Virginia on Tuesday of
1 last week, resulting in the success of
Walker, the conservative candidate, and
six out of nine Congressmen, and a ma
jority of both houses of the State Legisla
ture of the same party, was at first claimed
ias a Democratic triumph. But the editors
who were so very happy on the announce
ment of the result. are already hauling in
their horns. Gov. Walker, on the day
after his election, made a speech in Rich
mond, which reads just like any other He
publican speech. On the night of the
election, the chairman of the Walker State
Committee telegraphed President Grant
the triumph of his mlihirtistratimi, but not
a word about democratic victory. Aud
on Saturday last Gov. Walker himself
was at Washington, and had a long in
terview with the President, and the latter
expressed himself entirely satisfied with
the result. The real point of difference
between the Radicals under Wells, and
the Conservatives under Walker, appears
to have been the questions of disfranchise
ment and test oath. The rebel element,
of course, favored the most liberal plan of
reconstruction, and voted to a man for
Walker, although an open and outspoken
Republican, and supporter of the Fresi
dent and the Republican administration.
And as they ( the ex-rebels and democrats)
even pledged themselves in favor of the
Fifteenth Amendment, and in a number
of districts elected negroes to represent
them, they have entirely repudiated the
northern dough-faced Democracy, and may
now be pronounced fully reconstructed.
Taking for granted that the Governor of
Virginia elect meant what he said in his
speech, and in his long interview with the
President, Virginia will be found square
ly in the line of Republican States for
years to come. The Democrats of Penn
sylvania begin to understand the situation
in Virginia, and they have nothing more
to say about it. 1% e are certainly well
satisfied with the result.
A LOVELY PICTURE.
The ticket nominated by the Copper
heads of Philadelphia is composed mainly
of the very worst material. Their Con
vention was ruled by the roughs and
rowdies of the purlieus of the city, lead by
that "broth of a boy," Alderman Billy
McMullin. Here is what a Philadelphia
correspondent of one of our cotemporaries
says of the ticket and the party :
"I wish I could catch the nominees of the
late convention and carry them around on
exhibition as specimens of pure Democra
cy. I could make more Republican voters
in Pennsylvania than any dozen campaign
speakers. Johnny Ahern for instance.—
Hunt up the worst corner in Philadelphia
or New York, pick out its worst groggery,
with a congregation of bloated whites and
blacks hanging around its doors and over
its counters, drinking "penny dips" and
swarming with flies and vermin, and you
have the crib in which Ahern was raised
and educated, in which he has never got
above. And he is the copperhead candi
date for Clerk of the Court of Quarter Ses
sions I Well, he has been in the dock often
enough to be familiar with its duties.
ou can't go among the Irish grogge
ries of Moyamensing, and the brothel and
tenement houses of Mary's and Bedford
and Small streets, nor the gambling hells
anywhere threuAliout the ell y, from the
Democratic club—Simon pure—in Girard
row, where Alderman William Mlifullin
presides at the Faro Bank, to the cribs of
Moyamensing where they play draw po
ker, penny ante, and Lind one solid Repub
lican voter ! "Thank de good Lord for
dat," as the darkey said when the man
threw the potatoes through the window,
which he had been praying for."
A lovely party, and a proper ticket for
VICTORY IN OCTOBER
The overwhelming majority in favor of
Governor Geary in the late Republican
State Convention, seems to have com
pletely removed all doubt as to his popu
larity among the people, and nine out of
every ten who, only three weeks ago,
doubted the expediency of his re-nomina
tion, arc already fully convinced that,
after all, he is our strongest man, and
that his triumphant election, by an in
creased majority on the second Tuesday
of next October, is a fixed fact.
That Governor Geary is a most faith
ful, and, in every respect, a competent
executive, is freely admitted on alleiiiks
among candid men. That he has erred,
occasionally, is doubtless true, but where
, is the man, on the entire face of the
globe, who does not err sometimes? But
we dare his most malignant enemy to
point out a single act of importance that
can with truth be termed even an error.
That he is iu any way, directly or in
directly, identified with the Legislative
corruptionists has not even been alleged
by the Lancaster intelliyencer or the Head
ing Eagle. That lie is agentleman of un
exceptionable moral character, is well
known to every school boy,and also freely
admitted by his political opponents. That
he has distinguished himself during his
four years' service in the field, as the hero
of many battles, is a fact already record
ed by the impartial historian. The only
real opposition to Governor Geary is
political. The Copperheads of Pennsyl
vania hope to carry the State next fall,
and then pronounce it the first signal
gun for a general uprising against the
great Republican party of the country,
end by persistent effort, such as a party
largely made up of the lowest elements
of society only can make, when wage:
ed by skillful leaders, they hope also to
win the Presidential election in 1872,
declare the reconstruction acts and con
stitutional amendments null and void,
and, if possible, restore even that defunct
relic of barbarism—llutnan Slavery.
Batt fortunately for the people of this
State and Nation, the well laid schemes
of the Copperhead leaders, are under
stood. The people will not testore them
to power. Their treasonable efforts to
destroy the old government and build
upon its ruins a powerful despotism, the
c o rner stone of which was to have been
slavery; their open rebellion in New
York in 1863, under the lead of their late
candidate for the Presidency; their trea
sonable Knights of the Golden Circle in
Pennsylvania, to prevent the re-enforce
ment of our armies then marching, fight
ing, bleeding and dying at the front;
their desperate efforts to prevent our citi
zen soldiers from exercising the right of
franchise whilst wearing the national
blue and defending the glorious old flag;
their frequent votes in Congress against
supplies for the army; their disgraceful
declaration in the National Convention
at Chicago that the war was a failure;
their most inhuman attempts even to fire
our cities and import loathsome and fatal
diseases among our people—these and
many other high and horrible crimes com
mitted by the democratic party, arc not
get forgotten. Before that party can ma
s9nably hope to elect a President of the
United States, or even a Governor of the
Old Keystone State, the organization will
be run by men who are now mere school
boys. The old sinners, such as Valktn
dighain, Seymour, Breckinridge, Wood
ward, Wallace, Clymer and A. J. must
die out first, and new and better and more
Patriotic men must take their places as
leaders of a thoroughly re-constructed
democracy. But, as their day is very, re
mote, we need only attend to our own
duties at this time—get ready fcr an ac
tive and victorious campaign for Governor
of Pennsylvania. The time has come for
a general waking up. Organization in
every election district, and a weekly
edition of fifty thousand copies of
FATHER ABRAHAM. to supply regular
subscribers, is first in order.
wThe Lancaster Inquirer of last Sat-
urday, exulting over the appointment of
Sheriff Frey as a member of the Republi
can State Central Committee, refers to
certain letters written by publishers of
"pretended Republican journals in this
city," to prominent individuals in Harris
' burg, urging them to prevent, if possible,
said appointment. We have not the
slightest objection to b! known as the
writer of one of these letters, strongly
protesting against the appointment of
Sheriff Frey as unlit to be made, and
although the only letter we wrote was a
i»-icute one, we would be even willing to
have it published, if deemed of sufficient
importance to the organ-grinder of defunct
Thuggery. Although our effort to pre
vent the appointment failed, we haw at
least the consolation to know that we
are on the side of the Republican people,
who had only a few days previously, by a
majority of over two to one, defeated this
same Sheriff Frey and the whole Thug
ticket for delegates, including one of the
organ-grinders himself. We may also
mention here that Frey's appointment
was not "unanimous," as stated—at least
two of the delegates voting against him.
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &c., &c., printed in the best style and
at reasonable rates, at the FATIMA MIRA.-
KAM Job Printing Office. Orders by wail
promptly attended to.
IiER liS COUNT Y. —The Republican
mass county meeting will be held at the
Court House, City of Reading,on Mon
day, the 9th of August, when the time
will be lixed for delegate elections and the
nominating convention A valuable
light brown horse was stolen from Chas.
A. Kline, Esq., of Klinesville, on the
night of the 2sth tilt The Borough
authorites of Hamburg are enforeeing the
dog law Two infitntiside cal' s, the one
in Reading and the other in Ontelaunce,
have created sonic sensation. Anna C.
Printz, aged twenty, is the alleged mother
of a male infant found dead in a sink at
Ninth and Cherry streets, Reading. The
other case is a four year old child found
floating in Maiden creek, with a large gash
in the right side of the tie k, evidently a
stab. Detectives are investigating the
case The contract for the new City
Hall of Reading has been awarded to
Daniel Spohn, for $.24,500 Messrs. E.
&. 13rooke, arefabout erecting a new
furnace at Birdsboro Tolin A. Buch
resigned the office of Chief Engineer of
the Reading Fire Department A terrfi
fie tornado passed over a porton of Lower
Heidelberg, uprooting large trees, de
molishing fences and unroofing a large
barn belonging to George Gemant The
Heading Rail Road Company's workshops
in Reading aflOrd constant employment to
2000 men A little girl named Root,
who was bitten by a dog some time ago,
was on Monday last attacked with
symptoms of hydrophobia Edward
Raber, of Shomakerville, whileihandling
a pistol accidentally shot himself a few
days ago The P. 0. Sons of America
are making extensive preparations for a
public parade in Reading on the 11th of
August next The Colebrookdale Rail
Road is finished from Pottstown as far
North as Boyertown.
.I[l7 YLIULL COI; N Y. —A man named
Shawnessy was fatally stabbed at Dark
Corner, on Monday evening of last week....
Four houses were destroyed by lire in
Ashland, on Monday of last week.... Eras
tus Kapp, who had his arm injured on
the 21;th ult., in Smithville Powder Works,
had the limb amputated a few days ag0....
A girl, aged twelve years, was accident
ally shot on the 4th of July, at Friedens
burg. The ball struck the right shoulder
and lodged in the neck. Recovery proba
ble, though sic is in a critical condition.
Thomas Russell died from injuries
received in Hill's colliery, near Mahanoy
City The salary of Hey. I. W. schenck,
of the first Presbyterian church, of Potts
ville, has been increased to $2500 The
owl gives particulars of a
number of murderous assaults upon citi
zens by outlaws A twelve year old son
of Conrad Seltzer, Esq.. the County
Treasurer, was attacked near a tavern
opposite the residence of his lather, in
Norwegian township, and the latter com
ing to the boy's assistance, was also at
tacked and beaten in a shocking manner.
Amos Forseman, a switch-tender at Mill
Creek Junction, was attacked and almost
beaten to death by a gang of drunken
roughs on the night of the 3d inst....On
Sunday beihre last a man named John
Kennedy, of Silver Creek, and some of his
friends, were at Patterson, live miles dis
tant, engaged in a spree. Between live
and six o'clock in the evening, Kennedy
and others went to the premises of Eli T.
Miller, close by. There they entered the
house of one of Mr. Miller's teamsters,
named Jacob Vanblyten, and attacked
him and his wife and broke the furniture.
They drove Mrs. Vanblyten from the
house and pursued Mr. Vanblyten to a
barn of Mr. Miller, where they beat him
most shockingly. In self-defense Mr.
Vaublyten drew a pistol, and shot Ken
nedy. The ball took effect in his breast,
and he died in a few minutes. The rest
of the assailants then fled. Kennedy, the
deceased, was a miner, 45 years old, and
leaves a widow and rive children On
Monday, sth inst., Lewis Fuhrman,
of - Union Township, went to Shenandoah
City. After he reached the town he went
out to light a man named Henry Trout
man. Early iu the fight Fuhrman was
knocked down, set upon by a party and
kicked. One kick in the back of his neck
broke it, and he died in a few minutes af
ter. lie was 40 years old and leaves a
family. During the rebellion he was a
soldier of Company 11, 17th Pa., Cavalry.
YORK CouNTv.—Monday week Jacob
Cook, aged 20 years, was drowned while
bathing at Goldsboro The Worth Infan
try military company of York will hold a
festival on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of
Sept A camp meeting will beheld near
Oakhill, Cumberland Co., continuing
eight days, commencing August 4th
The employees of the N. C.R. It. intend
holding a pie-nic at Emig's woods, on the
line of the road, on Thursday, the 15th
inst Last Friday night a fire broke out
in a stable, in the rear of Daniel Leh
man's resldence,East Philadelphia street,
in York. The stable with its contents,
including a fine mare, were consumed....
T. E. Cochran, Esq., delivered an address
before the Literary Society of Cottage
Hill Female Seminary, on the 29th ult.
'lle True Democrat says: "The address
was one of rare excellence and was lis
tened to with breathless attention from
the commencement to the conclusion. It
is seldom the good people of York are
favored with so rich an intellectual treat."
The York Medical Society is the name of
an organization recently formed by the
physicians of the county. An adjourned
meeting will be held on Thursday, 22d
lust A quarrel took place recently in
Hanover b.tween two darkies, when
one of the party was badly cut by a razor
in the hands of the other The distillery
of Mr. Kutedler, in Codorus township,
was destroyed by fire, on Thursday night
of last week..... James A. Schell, Esq. has
been elected Cashier of the York County
National Bank, in placeof Wm. Wagner,
deceased. Mr. Schall has been long con
with the institution as teller.
Isaac A. Elliott succeeds Mr. Schall as
teller A firm inYork has shipped to
Baltimore this season, over a thousand
bushels of cherries, which they purchased
at about $2 per bushel.
SOLDIERS' ORPHAN SCHOOLS. —COI.
George F. McFarland, theetlicientSuper
intendent of Soldiers' Orphan Schools of
the State, has addressed a circular to the
principals and managers of the several
Homes and Schools, relative to the sum
mer vacation and the examination pre
ceding. The vacation begins on Friday
July 23d, and terminates on Thursday,
Sept. 2d.d. At the Children's Horne, this
city, the examination took place yester
day. At the Mt. Joy school it takes place
THINGS AT CAPE MAY
A Trip to Cape May—A big Hotel, and
PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 1869
DEAR •t Warwick" has been away--
been at a ball—an inauguration ball—not an
inauguration hall of a Prescient, hut the grand
inauguration ball of the Stockton House, at
Cape Island. And pray why shouldn't War
wick" once in a while devote a few hours to
recreation lan d amusement" Well, he received
a complimentary ticket to said ball; he went,
and to say he was pleased beyond measure,
would not convey half his idea upon the grand
occasion. The biggest tiling we saw was the
"Stockton douse," the new structure men
tioned in a previous letter. This building is
of immense proportions, built in the most
solid and substantial manner, and in the Italian
style of architecture. For beauty of design,
symmetrical proportions and convenient ar
rangements, it cannot be surpassed by any
hotel in the country; we, certainly know of
none equal to it. The architect, S. D. Button,
Esq., of Philadelphia, if he had never drawn
out any other plan, has in this structure shown
his ingenuity and skill as an artisan, and be
sides made a famous reputation for himself.
The hotel is situated on Gurney and Strand
sts., and has an entrance front on Gurney-st.
of 290 feet, and the depth front this street to
the front of the porch on Howard-st., is 894
feet. A tower in the center of the entrance
front rises to the heighth of 120 feet; it is
highly ornamented with balconies and scroll
work. The porticoes are 1,400 feet long, 20
feet wide, and 50 feet high. The office and
main staircase hall are 50 by 100 feet, and the
dining room, which is also used as a ball room,
is 50 by 220 feet, whilst there are again ladies
reception rooms, a principal and entailer par
lor, smoking room, billiard room, baggage
room, barber shop, restaurant, offices,
The means of ingress and egress are admirable
—a beautiful collonade separates the main of
fice front the principal staircase. The ocean
wing above referred to is designed for lodging
rooms and private parlors, the three upper
stories being arranged entirely for sleeping
rooms, averaging 10 by 15 feet each. The
house is furnished throughout in the most
gorgeous and expensive manner, and no ex
pense has been spared to insure the comfort
of the guests, from fifteen hundred to two
t housand of whom can be accommodated ht one
time. The management has been given to
tie. Gardner, of Willard's, at Washington, than
whom no better could have been secured, and
under his management the "Stockton" will he
sure to prosper. This immense affair was pro
jected by J. G. Dullitt, of Phila.. A. W. Markley
told lima Wm. Lewell, of New Jersey, and
several other prominent men. The feasahility
o' the undertaking all conceded, they put their
energies to work, and the result has been the
finest toilet at any w atering place in the land.
But. I am forgetting all about the hall, on the
Bth, to give a description of which is almost
beyond your correspondent's power. Wealth,
dignity, talent and beauty, all combined to
grace the occasion. Many of our most promi
nent statesmen were present, among whom I
noticed Don. W. P. Lehman, 110n..A03.a Packer,
Hon. Judge Thompson, Hon. Richard Ilalde
man, Don. D. M. Fox, and our old friend, Col.
James Page, who officiated as Master of Cm e
monies. Among the great Railroad Managers
were Win. Il Gattmer, A. W. Markley. John
C. Dalliet and lion. NVm. It, Miller. Mayor of
Cape May. whilst the military element was
represented by Generals Meade and Van Viiet.
But to mention all the distinguished names
would occupy too much spade.
As to the ladies, there was a host. It seemed
as if our cities had emptied themselves. and
sent to the ball every one of their beauties.—
Each seemed to vie with the other in the
richness and elegance of their costume, and in
beauty of style. About four thousand in all
participated in the affair.
The ball was kept up until the wee sma'
hours of the morning, when all retired to
dream of the happy hours spent in the Stock
ton ball room.
The hotels are all well filled, and the cry is
still they come, every train adding to the thou
sands already here.
Cape May has greatly improved since we
were here last summer. There is an air of
gentility surrounding it, and we really feel it
is the watering place of our country.
But, here I am again amidst this busy pile
of brick and mortar, and for the first time I
realize that FATHER ABRAHAM employs me as
his Philadelphia correspondent, and not to
note Cape May gossip. If any of your read
ers desire to become just as enthusiastic as
" Warwick," however, let theta take the noon
train at Lancaster, making close connections
here, and spend a few days on the island.
Things in the city are quiet. It is too hot
to he anything else. The decision of the Su
preme Court regarding the Registry act has
created quite a stir, especially among the
Cops. The Democracy are all preparing to go
to Harrisburg to their State Convention, no
less than three different clubs intending to
participate. After they have made a nomina
tion for State officers, it is said the city con
ventions will here-convened and a new ticket
placed in the field.
The contested election case still goes on.
The case has been set, down for argument on
the 6th of September, shortly after which a
decision may be looked for. Close calculators
concede that it will he deckfed in our favor,
which can hardly be otherwis? in the face of
the stupendous frauds proven. lit conversa
tion with Gen. Tyndale a few days hack, be
wits sanguine of proving sufficient illegal votes
to displace Mayor Fox.
Yours, ns . of old.
The New York Tribune defines its posi
tion with reference to candidates unfit for
the support of Republicans, which every
honest man will subscribe to, thus: 4
"We condemn the iniquities and cor
ruptions that render bolting necessary,
but we do not condemn bolting. We
heartily trust that no Republican candi
date may be nominated this fall who
ought to be bolted from, but if a bad man
shovid be nominated, we, hope honest men
That doctrine is as good for Pennsyl
vania as New York, and it is commended
to Republicans to practice on everywhere.
Lancaster. county politisians—apecially
those fellows who "set up'? things—should
take notice. No nonsense!
The copperheads of the intedligencer,
and elsewhere, are particularly happy over
the result in Virginia" especially as it was
brought about by a division of the negro
vote. It is amazing how negro stock has
gone up in copperhead circles within the
last week. "A negro is as good as an
Irishman or a Saurkraut gorilla," say the
leaders, " when he votes the Dimmy
LOOK OUT FOR THEM 2
Every election accumulates the evidence
that accuses the Democratic party of fraud
and perjury against the purity of the fran
chise. And the material upon which
they operate increases with every yea:.
Lately In a single week six thousand for
eigners left Liverpool for the United States.
Fraudulent riaturalization papers—the
counterfeits of Democrat leaders—are
ready for the arrival of all such cargoes.
The system has been so far perfected that
in all precints with Democratic judges,
more illegal than legal votes can he polled,
when success renders such a result neces
ary. Even arrests amount to nothing.—
Wherever the judiciary is Democratic,
judges countenance and encourage the vi
olence and perjury that contributes to
Democratic victories ! Is this too sweep
ing an assertion ? At the very last elec
tion in New York city twenty-three men
were arrested by the Republican police,
and taken before Judge McCunn,for fraud
ulent voting. And this Democratic Adge
discharged the whole batch at once withenly
heal ing That's the way they do it.
ITEMS Mr. H. H. Tschudy has been ap
pointed by Gov. Geary, Notary Public at
Litiz, in place of F. W. Christ, Esq., resigned.
Beautiful—" The Girl of the Period." Go
and see her, at Riddle & Cochran's new Book
Store, 40 North Queen street.
A coal oil lamp exploded in the cellar of the
store of D. S. Bursk, this city, one evening
last week. No damage was done, but the
escape from a destructive fire was a na7row
Dr. Jacob Rohrer, near Neffsville, Lad a
collar bone fractured a few days ago, while
loading a wagon with boards.
A son of Isaac Evans, of Petersburg, fell
from a tree while picking cherries, and was
considerably cut and bruised.
Mrs. John Sphar, of East Donegal town
ship, south of Mount Joy, broke her arm in
falling from a cherry tree on Thursday after
The Republicans of Mount Joy are fitting
up their wigwam for the campaign.
There will be a parade of Ameriaen Me
chanics at Mount Joy to-morrow. Excursion
tickets will be issued by the railroads, aunt a
large turn-out is expected.
The Marietta post-office, in this county, has
been made a money order office. The new
arrangement went into effect on Monday last.
M. Brosins, Esq., of this city, has been en
gaged by the Order of Good Templars of this
State, as a lecturer oil , temperance for the en
Jacob Shelly has been reappointed Notary
Public for Mount Joy borough.
Some American citizens of African descent
thought they would imitate their fellow cit
zens of white complexion of the classic pre
cincts of Sour-kraut bill, by getting up a little
hit of row among themselves on Sunday night.
The affair occurred on South Queen street,
near the colored church, and in the melee
Charles Crawford had an arm broken and re
ceived some other injuries. Two pistol shots
were tired but nobody hit.
A horse Mee took place at the Lancaster
County Agricultural Park on Saturday last.
It was called "a trial of sue al", and of course
there was no gambling permitted—they say.
Woodcock is said to he Very abundant.
Some sportsmen of Hai rlsbu^g bagged fifteen
in thevicinity of Elizabethtown, this county
on Saturday last.
Pens, Pen-holders, Ink, &r., &c., for sa:e by
Riddle & Cochran, 40 North Queen street.
Call and see them.
John Hartman and Jeremiah Dunkle were
before Alderman Amweg on Saturday, charged
with assault in pushing a boy named George
Ochs, from an empty hay wagon driven by
them, by which he was run over and seriously
injured. They would not let the little fe.:ow
have a ride.
During the last week, the ex-Councillors
of the subordinate Councils, Order of United
American Mechanics, throughout the State,
deposited their votes, in their respective Coun
cils, for State Council officers. The princi
pal contest was for Secretary, between William
H. Weckerly and I. C. Batt, the present in
cumbent. The votes will be returned to the
State Council and the result announced at the
next regular session.
The commencement of the Male and Fe
male High Schools of this city, takes place
this morning at Fulton Hall. The graduating
classes number thirteen girls and six boys.
Rev. J. I. Mombert, Rector of St. James
(Episcopal) Church of this city, has resigned
his charge for the purpose of taking charge of
a school at Dresden, Germany.
James P. Boyd, EN., formerly of this city,
now one of the able Editorial statfof Forney's
Philadelphia Press, is to deliver an original
poem before the Literary Societies of Lafay
ette College, at Easton, Pa., on the 27th inst.
David Root, of Mount Joy, was stopped by
a highwayman between Marietta and the for
mer place, near the summit of Chiques
on Saturday evening last, and robbed of $125,
all the money he had with him. This is not
the first time that have been robbed in
The list of income returns for 1868, in this
eounty, are now being published. The returns
for last year show an aggregate of $59,069.65 ;
the amount for 1867, was 6 6 3,478.84--showing
a decrease of $4,409.19,
Fine writing paper anti envelopes at tho
new book store of Riddle & Cochran, No. 40
Nortb Queen street.
The weather on Sunday last was the warm
est—no, hottest—of the season, the thermome
ter being 95 at noon, in the shade.
Ricli.—The report of the horse races in the
Intelligencer. The writer knows all about the
beautiful and elegant phrases of gamblers in
horse-flesh. Of course no gambling is allowed.
Oh, no—" Not for Joe."
The Harrisburg Telegraph of Tuesday says
that Mr. Levi Elimaker, who was so severely
injured by falling from the Cincinnati Express
train two weeks ago, has had a relapse, and
is not expected to live.
A man named Schaeffer was instantly killed
on Monday last, by the caving iu of an ore
bank near Marietta, this county, owned by the
Messrs. Musselman. Three other men were
buried beneath the earth, but were not fatally
The First National Bank of Columbia has
declared a dividend for the last six months, of
six and a half per cent. and added $5OOO to
Several small veins of stone coal were, a few
days ago, discovered in the excavations for
the Pinegrove and Manheim Railroad, near
Mount Hope, in Barth() township, this county
Lewis Shipley, of Bird Hill, Carroll Co.,
Md., will make arrangements with relations
and friends to remove the remains of any sol
dier who died at Andersonville, Georgia, dur
ing the war. Mr. Shipley will go to that place
in October next.
Most of the churches of this city have been
closed in order to give the pastors a vac4tion
during the warm weather.
Mister Muskeeter—this malignant July
jumper made his appearance last night iu our
bedroom—said "how are you ?" in a sort of
buzzing whisper—shook hands with the tip
end of our nose, and ended his mutual career
in attempting to make acquaintance with our
left ear. If it is any cousolation:to his surviv
ing relatives, we can say he died with his face
to the foe, and a song of triumph on his lips.