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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE
LANCASTER CITY, t'A
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6,1869.
Economy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Pnblic
REPUBLICAN STATE NOMINATIONS
GEN. JOHN W. GEARY.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
HON. HENRY W. WILLIAMS,
OF ALLNGHNNY COUNTY.
CAMPAIGN OF 1869.
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REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION.
The Republican voters of the several elec
tion districts of Lancaster countyare requested
to meet at the places where the last primary
meetings were held, on Saturday, Muy 29th,
1869, (except in the districts hereinafter
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 1869,
and hold primary elections,subject to the rules
adopted by the Republiean County Commit
tee, to settle candidates, to wit :
Two persons to serve for State Senator.
FOUR persons for Assembly.
ONE personfor County Treasurer.
ONE person for .Sheri.
ONE person jor Register.
ONE person for Prothonotary.
ONE person for Clerk of Quarter Sessions.
ONE person for Clerk of Orphans' Court.
ONE, person for County Commissioner.
Two personafor Prison Inspectors.
Two persons for Directors of Poor.
ONE person for Coroner.
The election in West Cocalico township will
be held at William F. Stuber's Saloon.
In Millersville, at Emanuel Wertz's Hotel.
In Ephrata, at R. W. Hahn's Hotel.
In Adanor (uew), at J. M. Breneman's Ho
In Sadsbury, atJ. P. Knight's Hotel.
In Laucaster City-sth I,Vard, at Philip
Wall's Hotel. 6th Ward, at Geo. Spong's Sa
The polls will open at 3 o'clock and close at
e'cloZk, p. m.
By order of the County Committee,
MARTIN S. FRY, Chairman
Tickets and Poll Books will be ready for de.'
livery to the members of the CotintyCommit
tee on and after MONDAY, AI7OI7ST 23d.
4LIV4IN 8. FRY.
REPUBLICAN STATE COIIURITIME
The State C e ntral Committee met on the
28th ult., in Philadelphia, and was called
to order by the chairman, Hon. John Co
vode. Messrs. George W. Hai:imply, of
Philadelphia, and M. S. Quay, of Beaver,
were unanimously elected Secretaries, arid
Gen. H. 11. Bingham, of Philadelphia,
Treasurer. The meeting was fully atten
ded, and the representatives of the party ,
gave cheering reports of the certain pros
pect of success of the Itepublican ticket.
WHO Is PERSHING!
This question is answered by the Som
erset Herald and Whig. That journal
says: " Pershing is a third or fourth-rate
country lawyer, enjoying a plodding busi
ness as a scrivener and general county
counsel. He has never, unassisted, tried
a dozen cases in that many years of prac
tice, and we doubt much if his voice has
ever been heard at the bar of the court on
whose bench he aspires to sit. Ills public
career has been confined to a few years'
service in the lower House of our State
Legislature, where he made a political
reputation so extensive that one-half his
party journals in the State do not even
know how to spell his name,"
W . "Now, friendllauch, you can appre
. elate beauty, fir you know that ',tater
treated you mighty shabbily in the"making
up." We know you are a clever, jovial,
whole-souled fellow ; but then so ugly that
you have to use " pain killer" to keep it
from htirtin. ,7 —..4fontour American.
If Doctor Brower, of the American, will
send ou that knife, we'll agree to knock
ANOTHER FITE THOUSAND.
The " Oily Gammon" candidate for
Senator, John M. Stehman, has said that
he will spend Five Thousand Dollars to
secure his nomination for the State Senate.
Whether this is in addition to the rive
thousand sent from llarrisbur , , is not
stated. But it is safe to say that it does
not come out of his leoitimate income.
The leader of the Radical party, Beast
Butler, voted sixty tittles fur the nomina
tion of Mt Davis for the Presidency, at
the Charleston Convention in 1,910."
And ABA Packer, your candidate for
Governor, not only voted with "Beast But
ler in the same convention, all the time,
but also bolted and joined the secessionists
in nominating John C. Breekinridge, to
ruu against Stephen A. Douglas, the reg
ular nominee, for the avowed purpose of
defeating the party, electing Lincoln and
thus to " fire the Southern heart " for the
war against Liberty and the Union ! And
what is still worse, Packer was a rebel
sympathizer during the war.
Frank Hughes, the author of the Demo
cratic platform adopted at Harrisburg, is
well known as au out-and-out rebel sym
pathizer all through the war. This ac
counts, says the Gettysburg Star, for the
fact that while the platform loudly abuses
loyal men, not a word can be found in it,
from beginning to end, in denunciation of
the traitors who plunged the country into
civil war,and by means of the slaveholders ,
rebellion sought to break up the Union and
destroy the government. ft is the old
issue between loyalty and disloyalty—be
tween freedom and slavery—the same
issue which floored McClellan, Seymour,
Woodward and Clymer, and which must
inevitably floor Asa Packer.
A FEW QUESTIONS
The Intelligencer says Packer is the sol
diers, friend: will it please to answer a few
1. Before the invasion of Pennsylvania
by Gen. Lee, did Asa Packer, on any oc
casion, make a liberal offer, or any offer at
all, to the Government, or to the soldiers
volunteering or drafted to serve in the
2. Or did he, on any subsequent occa
sion, after the invasion had been repelled
and the State delivered from danger?
3. Or did he, (luring the war, in any
manner other than that mentioned, volun
tarily contribute towards the support of
Government, or the troops engaged in its
service, or the families of soldiers in his
own county or out of it?
A FAITHFUL PICTURE
A colored orator, at a meeting of colored
people at Frederick, Md., last week, "went
for" the "Democracy," and handled "the
party" without gloves. We give a speci
men brick, as follows:
"Democracy—the very name, as it has
been known to the American people for
half a century, is a disgrace and a curse
to the American name; Democracy—the
tool of tyranny and synonym of all that
is vile, contemptible and mean. To-day it
is a party without leadership, platform or
principles, floundering in the oblivion of
defeat, hoping against hope, and trusting
to cheat the unwary by assuming a guise
of patriotic devotion to the country. My
friends, trust it not; though it assumes
the purring playfulness of a harmless
kitten, it is the same old . Democratic
'skunk,' and has the same Democratic
Everybody must admit that the picture
is correctly drawn.
HOW AND WHY IT IS TO BE DONE.
George Drubaker wants John M. Steh
man in the Senate, and to accomplish this,
the Chief of the Thugs will sacrifice every
thing, even his 'told on the Commissioners''
office and the ) county prison. There area
number of candidates this fall, who have ,
been the most willing iwstruments in
George's operations,„ and he ought to
Amid by them now. Hut he is busy cut
ting and several of ,them are be
ginning to see where they staid. No man
Will be saved who stands in the way of
Stehman's election. Wby does George
want the "Oily Gammen" of Penn town
ship in the Senate? it may be asked. Why,
you incsophisticated citizen, don't you
know that there are "jobs" and "divvys"
in the organization of the Houses, election
of State Treasurer, and in procuring places
about the 11111? Are there not Cattle bills,
Tax bills, &c., to be passed to increase the
surplus in the treasury for speculating pur
poses—to buy up members already elected,
and to procure the nomination ofpimps and
toadies to do the bidding of the "ring" at
Harrisburg? And what a complete "good
thing" George would have if he can have
a Senator to do his bidding, and for whom
he could "negotiate." There, you have it.
THE POOL 2
It is stated that a " pool " is being
raisedamong the candidates of "the ring,"
to put their " set up" through. There is
some difficulty in fixing things, but it is
nearly reatly,aud we will haveit very soon.
There is some " clashing "and "rubbing,"
but it will all be fixed at an early day.—
Every body that stands in the way of the
Penn township states»ici,n, will have to bite
the dust. George wants hint, and that's
enough. This is a serious matter, and
ought to be treated seriously. Will the
people stultify themselves by allowing this
infainonsly corrupt political ring to suc
ceed ? We will see.
THUGGERY NO. 1
This caption means that we have ample
material for several chapters on the or
ganization and operations of the political
combination commonly called the Thugs.
To the end that the people of this county
may kitme some of their operations, and
enable them to judge as to the fitness of
leaders Of this ring fin• the highly import
ant positions of honor and trust to whie
they aspire, we mel) to rubnnitafew very
interesting, if not startling facts.
Firstly, Illyus : The people aredy
411 1 0 1 / 41
acquainted with the case of Mr. s,
whose name was placed upon the Ist of
pesters and folders, during the session of
18ti8, by, or at the instance of Mr. Arm
strong, although he was not a pester and
!Older, and did not ser re in that or any other
official capacity at llarrisburg,, even for a
single day, but remained at home in Men
heiin township, Lancaster county, during
the entire sessiou,for which service,namely
being at home and not rendering any ser
to the State whatever, he was paid
over seven hundred dollars, drawn from
the State Treasury! We again refer to
this case of notorious Treasury .robbing,
because heretofore all the • blame has been
heaped upon Mr. Andrew Armstrong,who
as we have been repeatedly assured, is not
really at the bottom of the outrage, but
that John M. Stehman, now also a candi
date for the Senate, is. That Mr. Illyus
was then the right band supporter and
confidential home friend of Mr. Stehman
is well known, and admitted on all sides;
that he was Mr. Stehman's man for an ap
pointment we all know; that Mr. Arm
strong was acting for and under the en
gineering:of 414, SteliantOt is positiol3llas
serted, and that when the outrage was dis
covered, Mr. Stehman turned a very sharp
corner by throwing all the responsibility
and odium of the transaction upon Mr.
Armstrong, who thus became his mere
cats-paw, seems to be clear and unques
tionable. It will also be remembered that
some time last fall a card appeired in the
Columbia Spy, written and signed by Mr.
Armstrong, in regard to this Illyus ease,
in which he attempted to get rid of the
odium, but failed to give any satisfactory
account of the matter, or place himself in
any other light before the public than that
of the engineer and chief instigator of the
robbery. We have since been assured,
from several reliable sources, that Mr. Arm
strong's card referred to, as originally
written, did place the responsibility where
it properly belongs, upon Mr. Stehman;
but before sending it to the printer for
publication, he was strongly appealed to,
and finally consented to strike out Mr.
Stehman's name, and say nothing calcula
ted to Implicate him.
Thus Mr. Stehman has escaped the just
indignation of the public for this high
handed outrage and barefaced treasury
robbing, leaving his magnanimous friend,
Andrew Armstrong, to atone for it by sac
rificing himself ! And now, as Mr. Arm
strong, as well as Mr. Stehman, is a can
didate for the Senate, and as a most high
handed outrage was committed, by one or
the other, we call upon hitn for his state
ment substantially as he intended to make
it, and as he had it written in the first
place for publication in the Spy, to the end
that justice may be done. We only desire
justice all round. We contend that the pub
lic have a right to know, just now, on the
eve of the primary election, before passing
upon the claims of either of these candi
dates for Senatorial honors, which one of
them was, and which one was not, the
chief engineer of that most high-handed
outrage—the " Illyus treasury grab?"—
Having very good reasons to believe that
Mr. Stehman's legislative record is very
unsound, and cannot stand a full and fair
investigation, we are now led to the firm
belief that he, and not Mr. Armstrong,
was the real instigator and engineer of the
transaction referred to. nut, there is yet
plenty. nf time to settle the question, so as
the to do injustice to no one.
' In our next we will give a highly inter
esting history of the eleven ' thonsand Svc,
hundred job—a bill of sale for several Lan
caster county members of the Legislature,
last session,in the Senator and State Treas
uryshit who got the money and who
didn't; how the bill of re-sale was repudia
ted by reason of a prior claim ; bow one
set of Thugs came " sharp practice" upon
other, &c., &c.
—Since the aboVe was in type, on Wed
nesday evening the Lancaster Express ap
peared with a card from Mr. Armstrong,
in which he makes a very clear case
against Mr. Stehman in regard to this
Illyus grab. How Mr. Stehman will
wriggle out of this scrape remains to be
It is wonderful how the rats arc desert
ing the sinking ship of Thuggery. A num
ber of candidatesin this county, who have
been the most superserviceable tools of
Brubaker, Driest, Slokom & Co., arc pro
testing against any connexion with the
almo st defunct organization. Even some
who are not now candidates are sensitive.
on the subject. An indignant individual,
of the latter class, who was a short time
ago rejected by the people by a large ma
jority, actually ordered us to stop sending
FATHER ABRAHAM to him, although he
had paid for it, and had some six mouths
yet due him, because he had been called a
Tbug in its columns! If he will call we
will refund him the balance due him. If
he don't like to call in person, let him send
a power of attorney.
'RAH FOR THE LAND OF
BLUE GRASS AND
REPUBLICAN, GAIN IN ONE YEAR
The election in Kesstneky took place on
Monday last. The resOrity in that State
last year for the rebeie 40► us over EIGHTY-
EiOIIT T 11001411). Olt Monday last it
was only about FORTIr 'X otr SAND. The
adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment will
" fix things there, if thek are not fixed
A CHAIRMAN AT LAST I
After great difficulty, the "Democrats"
have at last secured a Chairman for their .
State Committee, in the person of William
'Mutcheler, of Easton. The virtuous Sam
Randall, of Philadelphia, wanted it, but
Billy McMullin, of the famous Fourth
Ward, wouldn't allow him to be appoint
ed. Lewis C. Cassidy, another virtuous
Philadelphia politician, wanted it, but as
he was a friend and follower of the Billy
aforesaid, Sam wouldn't stand it. Then
one Galbreath, of Erie county, was ap
pointed, but he "smelt a mice t ” 'Ltd he
wouldn't have it. Then the notorious
Frank Hughes, of Pottsville, was offered
it, but even he couldn't see it; and finally
this Mutcheler was selected to do the dirty
work for the semi-rebels. Well, who is
he? The Easton Free Press, published in
the town where he resides, says that with
his leadership, "the Democratic party
of Pennsylvania will not rid itself of the
corrupt name it won under the lead of
Wm. A. Wallace." Of course lie is one o f
that kind. That's their sort—anything
else would not be in character.
THE MILEAGE GRAB.
Mr. Armstrong. in his card published
in the Express of Wednesday, lamely at
tempts to get out of the mileage grab. Tie
only denies that he was "in collusion
with any officer or clerk" in changing the
amount from $9.00 to $91,80, by placing
the figure "6" to the right of " 39," so as
to read " 306" miles. lie says it is " more
than he can say " what the amount was
upon the face of the warrant. But, he
does not deny having received the money
—591.80, instead of s9—and that, too,
after his attention was called to the mani
fest error, and asked by the Treasurer
whether it was all rightMieh he answered
in the affirmative, and pocketed the cash.
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
It is said that the handsome sum named
above has been sent down from Harrisburg
to secure the defeat of Billingfelt and the
election of John M. Stehman to the Senate.
Time will show whether this ganie will
win—whether the people of Lancaster
county will allow this interference in their
affairs by outsiders.
DURING the war the Hon. C. L. Val
landigham, the noted rebel from Ohio,
was the invited guest of the Hon. Asa
Packer, Democratic candidate for Gover
nor, at his residence in Mauch Chunk.
Soldiers of the republic and loyal citizens.,
remember the old adage, '''Show me yckpr
company, and I'll toll you who you are. I)
MINUS his money, it seems to be geuer
aily,,,ilowed, that the Hon. Asa wouldset
precious little attention from the "Demo
cratic" Priests and Levites. And, Good
Samaritans in the Party, ^we take it, are
rather scarce. Packer, it is true, must
bleed; but let our prayers go up that Pack
er may not be bled ac •
PAC KER is not only President of the
Lehigh Valley monopoly, but he is a Di
rector of the Jersey Central andlderris Sz
Essex, and thus directly interested with
the dominant interests in the Lackawanna
Valley. Anybody who votes for him in
the hope of striking a blow at overshad
owing copqrate interests will commit a
grievous error. If there is a man iu Penn
sylvania who more than another embed.
ies the idea that the interests of consoli
dated capital is opposed to those of the
general public and of the laboring classes,
that man is Asa Packer.
AT least on the "nigger? , ourinquiring
Democrat imagines there will not be two
voices among his leaders. But, alas! here
he hears wrangling and confusion. In
Pennsylvania, where there are few negrops
he is assured that total exclusion of The
blacks from the ballot is the only safe
Democratic doctrine. In New York, ho
is told that a property qualification for
negrO voters is the only safe, true, and de
fensible doctrine of the Democracy. In
the' Southern States, equal and impartial
suffrage and the ratification of the fif
teenth amendment, on the contrary, he
will bear, is the only true, trustworthy,
correct principle fear the Democratic faith
tatka brahant's ettipo.
WHEN Democracy was in power it stole
the nation's money; wl.en it was out of
power it tried to steal the nation's life.
PALKEn is old and infirm. But it
makes no difference. It is not Packer who
is running for Governor—it is twenty mil
An enthusiastic Democratic exchange
calls its candidate for Governor " the no
blest work of God." We havn't learned
yet how much the remark cost Asa.
GEARY represents glory, and Packer,
pelf; Geary, the boys in blue; Packer, the
"bloated bondholders." Of course. Geary
is the Republican and Packer the Demo
AsA PACKER iv Billy McMullin's can
didate. He manipulated the Convention,
and made the nomination. his means
were moue!, and terror.
The Democrats of lowa have put a
clean ticket in the field.— World.
What a scandalous waste of soap! Of a
certainty the hog will return to his wal
lowing in the mire.—Trenton Sentinel.
TnE New York Herald thinks "the
tight in Pennsylvania for Governor is be
tween money and glory. Packer has the
money, and Geary has the glory and the
A VOTE' was taken in the Allentown
jail, says the Regieter, which resulted as
For Asa Packer, ----- - - 9
For John W. Geary, 1
Packer's majority, 8
PACKER will contribute $600,000 to the
cainpaien, and, if elected, would hire
somebody of brains to run the machine.
Geary will contribute his talents and ener
gy to the canvass, and, if elected, will car
ry on the office.
Is the lion about to lay down with the
lamb? Nest to a " nigger,” our Demo
cracy have always hated the " Yankees,”
yet christian charity has prevailed at last,
and they have nominated a Connecticut
Yankee for Governor.
HoN. G. DAWSON COLEMAN, of Leb
anon, is a candidate for renomination
for the State Senate, with the prospect of
success. Dauphin county, however, claims
THE scrubbers have been busy purify
ing the hall of the House at Harrisburg,
since the Democratic Convention met
there. Of course, they will fumigate with
brimstone and disinfect with chloride of
AT the late Democratic State Conven
tion that nominated Packer, thousands of
dollars went into the hands of pickpock
ets, and among the victims was Senator
Buckalew. Democratic dog eat Democra
tic dog by robbing each other.
NOT content with robbing the late Sena
tor Buckalew' of political honor and pro
motion, the Democratic party, in the
convention assembled at Harrisburg, de
liberately stole his pocket book—thus ad
ding theft to insult.
EVERY Governor of Pennsylvania has
been a native of the State. The people
will not break the harmony of the list by
electing Asa Packer, the "carpet bagger"
from the land of wooden nutmegs.
THEY understand Pennsylvania affairs
very well indeed in Ohio. The Cincinnati
Commercial says: "The main question
thus far in the Pennsylvania canvass is as
to the amount of money that Packer has,
and that ho will spend to be elected."
AT Red Creek, Wayne county, Illinois,
a servant gir l , while gathering tomatoes,
was stung by a large green worm that in
fects tomato vines. The girl was thrown
into spasms and died.
UNDER all the circumstances the call
ing of this $20,000,000 nabob the "poor
man's candidate" by the Democratic
press has a queer sound. It don't strike
softly on the tympanum.
THERE is nothing seems to give our
Democratic brethren more trouble than
the appointment of Honest John Covode
to the Chairmanship of the Republican
State Central Committee. Ite is a ter
ror to evil doers. He knows the tricks of
AT the Copperhead State CoOvention,
Frank Hughes, of Schuylkill county,
moved that the hall be cleared of pick
pockets! Another delegate objected, on
the ground that the success of the motion
would leave the convention without a
.the • eligibility of Gen.
Rosecrans has been raised in Ohio. It is
said that ho regards himself a resident of
California, where he is so re garded, ho
having act ed: in that capacity and off sev
eral occasions voted for State and county
.lfzuz is how Ploy look upon the Penn
sylvania canvass in Delaware. The Wil
mington Commercial says:. "Packer's
menerts• sit the• theme-of!diseession in
.y of its
.Ll4 j panniers
the back part
of 1. noraina
a case in
IF the Hunters and etchers and Oulds
iriFirinin, the, Suffrag'e of two or
three hundred thhusand negroes in their
State, the question of admitting eight or
ten thousand negroes Pennsylvania, to
the protection of the ballot, is 'Using all
its horrors, and will soon become an ac
complished fact without evil consequences
to others than the fossiliferous leaders of
.a rapidly dinlinishing party. They will
probably go hang themselves., out of hu
miliation at the reversal of their prophe
THINGS IN PHILADELPHIA.
Heavy Robbery at the United ,Slates Arsenal—
Return of the Money—Close of the Contested
Election Examination—Cabs for Fairmount
PHILADELPHIA, AUG, 4, 1869.
DEAR ABE: Considerable excitement was
occasioned hero on Saturday morning last, by
the announcement that the safe at the Gre • 's
Perry Arsenal had been entered and $24,000
taken there from. It appears they had just
completed au extensive , quarter-master's sale
the day before, and the se ttlements were made
too late to deposit the proceeds of the sale
with the assistant 11. S. Treasurer, so the mon
ey was locked up in the safe of the Arsenal
for security. Upon going to the safe next
morning, however, it was discovered that
about $21,000 had been taken out, evidently
by parties connected with the arsenal, as no
traces of burglars could be discovered. The
detectives were immediately put to work, and
on Monday last the money was as mysteri
ously found as it had disappeared. Twenty
four thousand dollars were found secreted in
an old luggage room of the building, and the
affair seems the more singular that all the
money should be returned without the usual
" divvies " being deducted, as is usually the
case whenever a large robbery is committed
The evidence in the contested election case
was brought to a close on Saturday last, and
on the oth of next month arguments will take
place. It seems to be pretty well understood
that sufficient frauds have been proven to
elect the entire city ticket, though there is
some doubt whether the Mayor and District
Attorney will succeed. Snowden, the Pro
thonotary, was on the stand on Saturday, as
well as several other important witnesses. It
was proven that naturalization papers were
signed in blank, traced to Democratic head
quarters, there to be filled up, by the first that
would apply. In fact all the evidence shows
the &sant trickery the Cops of our city resort
to in order to' gain their ends, and if they are
allowed to go unpunished, we may look for a
repetition of these frauds yearly.
A queer incident happened during the
examination. The appearance of a man named
Watson was desired, who bad prominently
figured as a professional voucher, but he could
not be found. An attachment became neces
sary; and to do this it was necessary to find
a Judge of the Court. Judge Pierce, who was
at Mount Airy, being handiest, a tipstave was
sent, and upon his arrival met the Judge
returning from a drive. The Judge at once
signed the attachment and the tipstave re
turned to the city, and upon going to the
house of Watson, you can imagine his sur
prise in identifying this same Watson , as
the party who was acting in the capacity of
driver fer the Judge when he signed the at
The new Cab arrangement has gone into
effect at Fairmount Park. You are aware
our Park has been considerably extended
during the summer, and to partake of all its
beauties it is now necessary to ride around
the concern. The Cabs running there now
take passengers to George's Hill at twenty
five cents a head, and the same price for re
turning. N o one coming tovisit our city,should
fail to go to Fairmount Park, as it is well
worth a visit.
The deaths last week were four hundred
and sixteen, being thirty more than for the
same week last year. In fact the city has not
been as sickly as it is at present for a long
time. Last Sunday I counted no less than
five funerals within two squares of each other.
DON'T NET RICH TOO FAST.
Messrs. Editors : It is a fact, that the present
keeper of the Prison is prospering handsome
ly in the money way. He is building eight new
houses at a cost of $1,600 each, making a
grand total of $12,000; and we learn, that he
at one time desired to purchase a valuable
farm for $304000 and pay $20,000 in cash for
the first payment. As Mr. Sensenig was not
believed to be so very full of money when
elected Keeper three years ago, we cannot but
infer, that his business in the prison must be
very profitable. We would like therefore to
see a statement of the number of prisoners
that have been in his charge since his first
election ; what covipensation he gets for feed
ing and taking care of them, and sundry other
particulars about the manufaottiring business
carried on there, that may tend to enlighten
the people as to his legitimate profits, and
furnish to our County Auditors a basis for
enquiry at their next annual meeting.
We learn too, that it has already been ar
ranged that a Mr. Mentzer a relation of Mr.
Michael If. Shirk, at present a Prison Inspect
or, is to succeed Mr. Sensenig as keeper, as
soon as he shallbe satisfied to leave, which it
is Supposed will be in about& year and a half.
It is about time thatour Prison was not under
Thug raki, and •rte mill upon the honest tax
payers of the county to elect two good men
as /nspeotore at the next election. 'We can
teconomeud• no better men than Christian
`Gast, of We city, and Henry S. Musser, of
But Donegal, who will be generally support
beaues they are honest and competent,
and hate Thuggery. SECOND WARD.
Jet*ors Pinter .Alorsham: .As you are evi
dently disposed togiVethopnblicinformation
as tot he Inside' operations of the " ring " of
Thugs and political trimmers who are under
takike, to tnltho a pirttietilat 131410410 State
Senator for opeculative purposes, Meg leave
to five •
ythi*ectffit of political news , that will
ntoresting tit 'Pm; Muter&
On litotany night lett, While many of the
candidates sad politicians Wore enkrying them
selves at the "Washy " Cotillion unity, the
"ring" interested in the election of John M.
fitehuutotnpistod of the redaqbtablerGeorge
himself, Uri "bead centre," " Leve" Sen.
sinig, the prison keeper owning slack, and
a lot of ringers - in ,were in caucus. They had
a' great time. 'The difficulty in" setting up"
a candidate for Senator to run with Honest
- Tohlilt., is'a source otgreat tribtflatton. The
sohenteis divide the thing*that is, run
Stehman with Denues in his strong holds—
with Warfel, among his friends—with Shenk,
where he is strong—with Armstrong, in his
district—with Powsall, in his township—
with Fisher, in Columbia, &c., and with Bil
lingfelt, if they can. This is a nice scheme,
but nobody wants to be identified with it.
Another plan is to have " plumpers " for Steh
man in Penn and other places whore the thing
will work. The best way for the honest peo
ple among the Republicans to act is, not to
vote for Stehman at all. His record is such
that those An favor of honest legislation can
not touch Min. More anon.
Complaints are frequently made on account
of the imbecility of the police of the Sixth and
Second Wards, of this city. If there is an of
ficer for that section of the town, the law and
order loving citizens of the vicinity of the
Railroad depot, in East Chestnut stree,,, would
like to hear from, him officially, among the la
ger beer shops that are open and running
every Sunday, to the great annoyance of the
citizens. REPUBLICAN. VOTER.
A DAILY newspaper man who I,ms just
got out of the traces, says he is becoming
quite well acquainted with his family.
He discovered to his surprise that his
daughto conic' wash the dishes, cook a.
meal and play the piano. He never hail
time to learn these facts before. re
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