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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE.
LANCASTER CITY, YA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24;1869.
Reonomy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Public
CIRCULATION OVER 6,4001
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
GEN. JOHN W. HEART.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
HON. HENRY W. WILLIAMS,
OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET
ate—S AI A BILLINGFELT,
JOHN B. WARFEL.
Assembly—A. C. REINO ERL,
DR. E. B. HE'RE t
JOHN B. WII,ZI.
of Witt.- NENRY 8. SHENCH.
Preighorsotorp—WlLLLAM D. STAUFFER.
Clerk of Sessions—WlLLlAM BARTON.
Clerk of Orphism , Of/sort—GEORGE W. HEE N
Jbor Directors—BENJAMlN F. COB,
Prison inspectors—HENR Y
T AM UGSASET
Auditor—GEOßGE W. HENSEL.
MR. S. Biacint. Youito, the Lancaster News
Dealer, who everybody knows, Is agent for
FATHER ABRAHAM, and is authorized to take
knbeeriptions and receive money for the same.
110 N. JOHN SCOTT,
Of Huntingdon county, one of our U. S .
Senators, will address the people in the
*Jourt House, Lancaster,
Tins (Friday) EVENING.
We hope our citizens will give Mr. Scott a
hearty greeting on this his first visit to
HON. COLUMBUS DELANO,
OF 01110, AND
HON. JOHN ALLISON,
Will address the people of Lancaster
county, on Monday Evening, September
27th, in the Court House, this city. Mr.
DELANO is one of Ohio's greatest orators
and statesmen, and Mr. ALLISON is dis
tinguished for his ability and oratory, and
we hope to see a large turn-out to hear
ANOTHER REPUBLICAN VICTORY-NEW
MEXICO IN LINE !
The territorial election in New Mexico,
held on the 6th inst, resulted in a sweep
ing triumph of the Republican party—the
election of Col. J. Francis Chaves to Con
gress, by a majority of TRW= THOUSAND,
and a large majority of Republicans in the
Legislature. New Mexico is Republican to
the core. Pennsylvania next!
THE FLAIIIITING LIE!
The intelligencer and other copperhead
papers admit that Packer lives in Phila
delphia, (where every body knows he
carpet-bagged to get rid of his taxes,) and
yet they keep his name at the editorial
heads of their papers, in bold letters, thus:
ASA PACKER OF CARBON COUNTY.
Can't you be consistent for once ? Or is
lying more convenient ?
3)5 ii,t) Midi 1:0•1:111
The following meetings have been appointed
by the County Committee:
Christian L.Miller's Hotel,Harrisburg pike,
Sept. 21$. Speakers—W. A. Wilson, Capt. J.
P. Rea, N. E. Slaymaker, and others.
Millersville, Saturday, Sept. 25. Speakers
—Chatles Denues, A. J. Kauffman, J. B.
Amwake, and others.
Bareville, Samuel Cox's Hotel, Sept. 25.
Speakers—Gen. J. W. Fisher, Capt. E. H.
Rauch, E. C. Reed, D. P. Rosenmiller, Jr.
Mountville, Sept. 25. •Ipsakers—C. L. Hun
seeker, J. W. Yocum, Dr. J. C.
Ephrata, R. W. Hahn's Hotel, September
30. Speakers—J. B. Amwake, Gen. Jos. W.
Fisher, E. C. Reed, Jesse Pannabecker, T. J.
Intercourse, Wm. Blalr's Hotel, Sept. 30.
Speakers—Hon. 0. J. Dickey, B. Ballasts%
Maj. A. C. Reinoehl, Capt. Charles Denues,
J. B. A.mwake.
New Holland, Win. Beretlet's Hotel, Oct.
1. Speakers—Gov. Geary, Hon. 0. J. Dickey,
Brickerville, Oct. 2. (Meeting and pole
raising in afternoon and meeting in evening.)
Speakers—Wm. H. Seltzer, Wm. Amore, ,
Maj. B. W. Shenk, Jesse Pannabecker,
P. Benmiller, jr., S. H. Price, B. Billingfelt,
W. A. Wilson.
Second Ward, Lancaster City, Shirk &
Koring's Saloon, Oct. 2. Speakers--Gen. J.
W. Fisher, A. Kerr Smith, J. B. Amwake,
A. H. flood, J. K. Rutter, E. C. Reed, W.
A. Wilson, MO. Elwood deist, T. J. Davis.
New Berlin, J. G. Wenger's Hotel, Oct: 2.
Speakers—Hon. 0. J. Dickey. Maj. R. W.
Shenk, Col. W. S. Amweg, Jesse Pannabeck
er, W. A. Wilson, W. K. Seltzer.
Safe Harbor, Edw. Hess' Hotel, Oct. 2.
Speakers---Dr. J. C. Gatchell, N. E. illaymak
er, E. H. Rauch, J. B. Amwake, B. F. Esh
leman, and others.
Immel's Hotel, Harrisburg pike, Oct. 4.
Speakers—Gen. J. W. Fisher, B. C. Kready,
Amos H. Mylln, D. P. Rosenmiller, jr., C. L.
Hunsecker, N. E. Slaymaker, A. J. Kauff
Lincoln, Jacob Kafroth's Hotel, Oct. 9.
/Speakers—Gov. J. W. Geary, J. P. Wicker
sham, Maj. A. R. Calhoun, N. Z. Pangborn,
Hon. 0. J. Dickey, Maj. R. W. Shenk, Col.
D. W. Patterson, Gen. J. W. Fisher, W. A..
Wilson, E. 0. Reed, W. K. Seltzer, D. P.
Chiques, Martin Imhoirs Hotel, Oct. 9.
Speakers—Col. D. W. Patterson, Maj. Elwood
Greist, A. Herr Smith, and others.
WONT PAT HIS MIIICTY TAX.
Asa Packer, the democratic candidate
for Governor, got ahead of the Carbon
County Commissioners very handsomely.
They assessed him for $9,228.88 when he
produced a tax receipt from the collector
of the 6th Ward, Philadelphia, for $3:2,00,
in full for all purposes. He was no longer
a taxable citizen of Carbon, but of said
ward, where he got himself assessed:
PAYING THE NATIONAL DEBT.
The Tribuac of Saturday says, we are
promised a reduction of the debt by no
less than $10,000,000 during the mouth of
September, or nearly twice as much as the
reduction in August. If this promise is
fulfilled we shall have to report on the Ist
ofnextimonth a diminution of our national
indebtedness by 5i30,500,000 since General
Grant came into office. This is brave
work, and the charm of it is that it goes
on so steadily.
It is alleged that the formerly Demo
cratic Philadelphia city candidates with
drew from the field on the following terms:
"Each candidate to have his campaign
expenns up to date phi, and to receive
twenty-five per cent. of the profits of the
different offices for which they were nom
inated, in the event of the success of the
present Democratic nominees." Won't
there be a glorious old stealing time to
make up the 23 per cent., should Phila
delphia blindly permit these new candi
dates to be elected ?
The Republican Executive Committee
of Carbon county contains quite a number
of former Democrats, such as Dr. D. K.
Shoemaker, (Chairman) Gen. Lilly, Gen.
Albright, Capt. John Shields, T. Frank
Walter, Louis Beckhardt, Capt. John
Glasser, A. J. Lauderburn, Esq., A.
Christman, Esq., Reuben Serfass,
Tilghman Amer and others. All these
are now actively engaged rallying the Re
publicans of Carbon county for Geary and
against Asa Packer.
A few years ago, our friend Louis Beck
hardt of Mauch Chunk, was run by the
Republicans for Borough Councilman,
when he beat Asa Packer by 35 majority.
Mr. B. is again on the Republican ticket
of Mauch Chunk, for School Director, and
Mr. Packer is the democratic candidate
for Governor. Thus we will have another
trial of strength between these two Mauch
Chunkers, on the second Tuesday in
October, although not running for the
same office. We'll bet on 13eckhart.
Who'll take it up ?
Let no one suppose that because Asa
Packer is called "Judge , ' Packer, that he
is therefore, or ever has been, either a
Law Judge, or one learned in the law.
He basal) learning of any kind. He can
read and write, and cypher out the differ
ence between the tax, assessed upon him
at Mauch Chunk and the amount which
he paid in the Sixth Ward, Philadelphia.
He was oace an Associate Judge, and
used to sit along side of the learned Judge,
and helped to decide cases by silent con
sent. He was known to take particular
interest in Quarter Sessions cases, and
listened to the testimony very attentively.
That Asa Packer, the millionaire, who
was almost bankrupt in 1857, his liabilities
being then worth about 70 cents on the
dollar, made his twenty millions of dollars
during the war—not by fighting rebels—
but by his Railroad monopoly and extort
ing from the consumers enormous prices
That Asa Packer, by a most contempti
ble dodge, although a citizen and resident
of Mauch Chunk for over 35 years, had
himself assessed in the 6th Ward, Phila
delphia, where he paid $32 tax, and $8.95
income tax—deliberately swindling Carbon
County, and the Borough of Mauch Chunk
out of thirty-two thousand dollars I
THE CAMPAIGN IN THE OLD GUARD.
The people of Lancaster County are
moving, and the indicat ions are that the
Old Guard will do her duty handsomely
for Geary, Williams and the popular coun
ty ticket. Large and enthusiastic meet
ings have been held in several of the wards
in the city, and in Adamstown, Elizabeth
town, Wakefield, and still others are on
the programme. The attendance has
been large and the people are enthusiastic
in their opposition to the old enemy. Let
the good work of organization go on, and
a glorious victory over copperhead ism
and rebellion will crown our labors.
The County Committee have a great re
sponsibility resting upon them. Let its
members not exhaust themselves in mere
display, but let the canvassing be close
and rigid. WORK is WANTED, and while
public meetings are very good in their
place, they are at last of very small im
portance, compared with a compact and
thorough canvass of each district. See
to it that every voter is known, and then
be sure to POLL THE VOTE.
eirWe learn that Mr. Joseph Wolfers
berger, a rank copperhead, and recently a
foreman in the office of the Lancaster In
quirer, is associated with Capt. J. W.
Yocum as Joint owner and puolisher of
the Columbia, Spy, a Republican news-
WON'T PAY NIS NUTT TAX.
To escape the payment of bounty tax,
assessed on his immense fortune, Asa
Packer played a most outrageous dodge—.
getting himself assessed in Philadelphia,
where he returned a gold watch and afew
other taxable knick-knacks which he car
ried alorg in his carpet bag! The
a Packer resides in a mansion
he built ten years ago in the borough of
Mauch Chunk, at an expense of a hun
dred thousand dollars. He is the demo
cratic candidate for Governor.
The New York Sun sent a reporter to
interview MA PACKER. Tho result was
three columns of nothingness, with which
the editor is exceedingly disgusted. 1111
PACKER proved to be a nobody " on the
great and pregnant questions of the tariff,
finance, negro suffrage,the fifteenth amend
ment, reconstruction, the eight-hour law,
and woman's voting." Says the Sun,
"we know just as little now of Judge
PACKER'S ideas as we knew before. And
this, too, from no omission on the part of
our reporter, who certainly did not fail to
bring the whole list before him." The
Sun naturally concludes that PACKER is
ignorant and stupid, a man really without
mind or force. He has wit enough, how
ever, to have a princely income and pay
only eight dollars and ninety-five cents
taxes. On that point the reporter appears
to have gained no information. The Sun
finishes its remarks by concluding that
PACKER will be beaten about 20,000.
THE YANKEE DODGER.
Asa Packer is playing a very sharp
dodge, but it won't win. Every Demo
cratic paper has him on the ticket from
"Carbon county." But, to enable him to
cheat the same Carbon county and the
borough of Mauch Chunk, where he re
sides, out of his State, county, borough,
school and poor tax, he got himself as
sessed in the Sixth ward of Philadelphia,
where he paid the enormous sum of $32,
instead of $33,382.77, for which he was
assessed at his real residence. And to
play the part of a Philadelphian success
fully, he, Yankee like, arranged with the
committee appointed to inform him of his
nomination, to wait on him, not° at his
princely hundred thousand dollar man
sion, in Mauch Chunk, but at his Sixth
ward, Philadelphia residence, and the
dodge was played accordingly. Ms letter
of acceptance was also dated "Philadel
phia,'; evidently for the purpose of getting
the people to believe that he 'is really a
Philadelphian. But this kind of dodging
won't do. The people are just beginning
to find out this Yankee millionaire—how
he is trying to cheat the local tax gatherer
by keeping an old carpet-bag hung up on
a nail in one of the rooms of the Mer
The honest taxpayers of Pennsylvania—
the farmers, mechanics and laborers—will
attend to this Yankee dodger on the
second Tuesday of October next.
MAUCH CHUNK AROUSED!
The people of Mauch Chunk have a,
very good chance to settle their local tax
account with Asa Packer on the second
Tuesday in October next, and they will
do it in a manner that will most emphati
cally refute the insinuations of the cop
perheads in this part of the State, that
they are bound to go for him en masse, on
account of his wealth. We know some
thing about the spirit and patriotism of
the people of that highly interesting little
mountain city. They are mostly business
men, of means, intelligence and character,
and cannot be bribed, coaxed or dragoon
ed Into the support of a man, though he
does reside in their midst, in a princely
mansion that cost a hundred thousand,
dollars, who is notoriously unfit for the
office to which he aspires. There are at
least two hundred voters in Mauch Chunk,
the least of whom are more fit for Gover
nor than Asa Packer; in East Mauch
Chunk there are fifty more such, and so
on throughout the entire county of Car
bon. The public sentiment there is for
the credit of the place to keep Mr. Packer
at home—or rather make him come home
from his Philadelphia roost, and pay his
bounty, school, borough and poor tax.
To show that our friends in Mauch
Chunk are wide awake, and up and doing,
we extract the fallowing from a- letterjust
received from a prominent citizen of
" FATHER ABRAHAM is about the, best ,
document that can be distributed, and you
will please send us 400 each week, by Ex
press, during the campaign, which will.be
promptly paid. Continue to show up .
Packer's tax dodge and war record---you
are perfectly familiar with both, and well
know the maws capacity." .
WON'T PAY HUI POOR TAX..
By simply going to Philadelphia, and
getting himself assessed in the Bth Ward
(his name registered at the Merchant , *
Hotel, and his carpet bag hung up on a
hook in one of the rooms) Asa Packer got
clear of paying his Poor tax in Carbon
county, amounting to $5,787.17. Asa
Packer wants to be Governor of Pennsyl
" Jolly Jack" is as quiet as a mouse in
a meeting house about the $2,000 sent
from Harrisburg in 1868, to nominate the
Legislative ticket of that year, for the pur
pose of getting the State Treasury out of
the hands of an honest man, who would
not be used by the sharks of the State
Capitol. Speak out, maul
46 ASA PACKER, THE PEXEE OF THE
Immediately after Asa Packer's finan
cial agent had accomplished his object at
Harrisburg—buying up the required ntim;
bcr of delegates just sixty-seven—a ban
ner was raised in front of Mr. Packer's
railroad office, at Mauch Chunk, contain
ing in large letters the above inscription.
That was modest.
And how came Asa Packer to be " the
pride of the valley?"
The people did not so regard - him in 1854
when he ran for congress, and was elected
10 , only . 1,500 majority, whilst the Demo
ratd party majority is usually from six to
. . G. Brodhead, of Mauch Chunk, (the
present Democratic candidate for Senator)
Wm. IL Otis, M. M. Dimmick, B. F.
Walters, Jack Taylor, Bob Klotz and
other Democrats of Mauch Chunk, did
not consider him " the pride of the Valley"
in 1860, when in the Charleston Conven
tion he repeatedly voted for Jeff. Davis,
and afterwards bolted the nomination of
Stephen A. Douglas, and united with the
open and avowed rebels and traitors in
nominating John C. Breckinridge.
The Irish Catholic Democrats of Mauch
Chunk and vicinity did not look upon
Asa Packer as " the pride of the Valley,"
when, in 1855, he bolted the regular Demo
cratic nomination for President Judge, by
supporting Bell, the "Independent" know
nothing candidate, and trying his very
best to defeat lion. George R. Barrett,
the present able and popular Judge of that
His own party, the Democrats of Mauch
Chunk, did not " see it" that he was " the
pride of the Valley" when, in 1859, they
refused to nominate him for Borough
Councilman, nor did the voters feel very
proud of him when in 1862 they elected
Mr. Lewis Beckhardt, an humble, but
very respectable citizen, over Packer by
thirty-five majority, to the same office.
He was not " the pride of the Valley"
when he defied a patriotic, public opinion,
and disgusted all who were not open and
avowed 'traitors, by giving a cordial wel
come, and feasting, and as far as was in
his power, honoring th 3 convicted traitor
He was by no means considered " the
pride of the Valley" in 1861, when his
own organ, the Carbon Democrat, pub
lished and printed in his own house, was
entered by an indgnant mob, and the
forms knocked into pi, and the type with
which the most treasonable articles were
printed, emptied and scattered over the
Nobody thought of calling Asa Packer
" the pride of the Valley" when, during
the most gloomy period of the war he be
came disgusted with the situation—the
persistent patriotism of the people of his
own county in furnishing men and
means—and left the country for a season of
enjoyment among the enemies of Ameri
can nationality in Europe.
How, then, did Asa Packer come to be
"the pride of the Lehigh Valley"—ac
cording to the sign which he had dis
played in front of his own office?
Was it because he refused to give,
during the war, even the least pittance to
wards the support of the many destitute
families of men who were at the front
fighting the enemy? Was it because he
had nothing to give towards the Sanitary
or Christian commission? Was it because
he persistently refused to give, or render
any assistance to those who were freely
spending their means to raise and equip
men for the war?, Was it because he re
fused even to pay his just share of the..
local bounty tax, and quietly sneaked
away to Philadelphia, taking his carpet
bag with him, took a room at the Mer
chant's Hotel, in the Sixth Ward—all to
himself—and got himself assessed there to
the amount of thirty-two dollars, and on
the Revenue records for an income tax of
eight dollars and ninety-five cents?
If there are any other reasons why Asa
Packer deserves to be called "The Pride
of the Lehigh Valley," we would like to
know what they are.
ilirWe have received another letter from
Ephrata in regard to the attempted fraud
at the late primary election in said town.
ship, fully corroborating what has already
been said by FATHER ABRAHAM.
Whilst we have not the slightest doubt
* to the truth of the statement made in
the lirst place, notwithstanding the denial
of one of the parties, we must decline in
oerhng the communication from " A sub-
Ocriber," simply because he did not give
us Isls name.
Why don't some one come out with a
staent of the acts, over his own signs
aura?That' would be fbir, square and
ity. Will not some one of our many
Ephrata friends di, so ?
I 41'0IPT TAT HIS SCHOOL TAX.
Asii Packer, the democratic candidate
far Governor, won't pay his school tax for
which he was assessed at Mauch Chunk,
hbrplace of residence. To cheat the school
board out of the same he took a dead-head
ride to Philadelphia, registered his name
at the Merchant's Hotel, 4th street below
Arch, was shown to his room, and from
thence he proceeded to the Assessor and
had himself assessed as a citizen of the
6th ward. Instead of paying $9,228.88
assessed upon him at Mauch Chunk, he
got a ir by paying $82.00 In Phibuleiphia,
for all purposes except income!
The Copperheads are toldng for a vic
tory, beetwe the campaign-is notes active
as, last year, and they are trying►in a quiet
way to poll their vote, expecting to catch
the Republicans napping,
LET THEM BE DISAPBOINTED. The
Republican committees should see to it
that a full Republican vote is polled.
There is plenty of time between now and
the 12%1 of October, when the election
takes place, to perfect the organization in
the different districts.
ilEmpanEre that a 'victory for the cop
perheads now, will vitalize all the heresies
defeated with the fall of the rebellion.
REMEMBER that the payment of the
national debt and the reduction of taxa
tion, can only be accomplished by a con
tinuance of Republican rule.
REMEMBER that now more than ever is
it true that a full vote is a Republican
64 DIRTY LLNEN."
The Examiner insinuated sonic dread
ful things about "persons not unknown to
fame even in their own county," in its
issue of hkst week. When told that we
would be ready for a " ventilation" after
we had skinned the copperheads, the im
maculate gentlemen who conduct that
paper talk about not wanting to " wash
dirty linen 1" The cowardly spalpeens 1
ARE YOU REVILSTEREDI
The Registry Law requires that all vo
ters should be registered before the 4th
day of October. The first duty therefore,
and one that should be FORTIIWIT/I at
tended to, is to see that every Republican
LET THE TEN TEDITSAND READERS OF
FATHER AI:MALIAN, wake up, and see to
it that this work of registration is thor
THE PHILADELPHIA ASS'ESSIEST.
Asa Packer, the niillionaire democratic
candidate for Governor, residing at Mauch
Chunk, made the following return of pro
perty when he got himself assessed in the
Sixth Ward, Philadelphia, which he did
to escape the payment of his borough,
poor, bounty and school tax in Mauch
Moneys on interest 8,5)0
Salary a 9 Vice Pres't of the L. V. B. It. 2,800
Two gold watches 200
The Examiner is in a terrible way. It
labors hard in behalf of its employers—the
State Treasury Ring at Harrisburg. It
wants evidence. Well, that's a good
dodge, and Jack is an " artful dodger."
At the proper time,when that prosecution
for libel threatened by the State Treasurer,
is to be met, we will exhibit the evidenoe.
We are not green enough to show it to
every political scalawag that suffers him
self to be employed by political adventur
ers and speculators to do their dirty work.
GO TO.WORIL I
LET EVERY REPUBLICAN GO TO
WORK, as if the election of Gov. Geary
depended upon his own individual exer
A failure to do our duty now may cause
a loss which can never be recovered. Then
the labors and sacrifices of the Republican
party, aid the blood shed and the lives
lost by our gallant soldiers to crush out
the damnable rebellion, will have been in
vain. It will be the act of an incendiary
who destroys in an.hour the work of a life
THEN, UP BOYS, AND AT THE COPPER
HEADI3, AND THEIR ANTI-TAXPAYING,
WON'T PAY HIM BOROUGH TAX.
Asa Packer was the democratic °midi.
date for Borough Councilman, in Mauch
Chunk, a few years ago, and was beaten by
Mr. Louis Beckhart, a merchant tailor.
The Borough authorities, of which Mr.
Packer was not a member, needed funds
to repair their streets, alleys and side
walks. They also needed money to keep
up their supply of water, gas, and repair
market house, and. ibr swims other pur
poses, including lire apparatus, police, Lc.
They assessed Mr. Packer for 116,761,17"
because he bi worth twenty
owns many houses, Including lire one in .
which he resides, which alms cost $lOO,-
000. But, he wouldn't staid such taia
tion, and to get ahead of the &pin*
authorities .hs psooseded.to Philaddtphia
and got himself assailed I there to the
amoant of $32.00 for all piarpoaes.., That
was smart. Mr. Packer lathe democratic
candidate for flovernor.
lir We we tudebted to our
. friend Dr.
B. B. Herr, of Manor township, for a
variety of peaches find apples—the finest
we have seen this season.
At the theatre, one evening, behind the
scenes, Suett observed a performer put
something under his cloak, and asked him
what he had got there. "Oh, only my
dagger," answered the player. Suett,
however, drew out a small bottle, and,
having ascertained that it contained his
favorite beverage, drank the contents and
returned him the bottle with these words,
"There's the sheath."
BILL MCMULLIN, the Philadelphia
rough, who secured Packer's nomination,
has openly threatened riot and murder on
election day, and declared that the officers
appointed to hold the election in his ward
shall never be permitted to enter its pre
cincts. Such are the supporters of
A STATEMENT is going the rounds of
the press that Pennsylvaniftexpends for
"drinks"s3l,ooo,ooo ighually for
schools $5,800,000. With such a record,
and what democrats are pleased to call
the "morality party" in power, to what
an insignificant sum would be the $3,800-
000 sink, and how gloriously large
would the other row of figures be, with
the opposition in office. Why, their late
State Convention alone, lasting but one
day, doubled the whisky trade in Harris
burg in forty-eight hours.
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &c., printed in the best style and
at reasonable rates, at the FATHER ABRA
HAM Job Printing Office. Orders by mail
promptly attended to.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION: Our
people were much amused on Wednesday of
last week, at a small gathering in Fulton Hall,
called a Convention. It was a forlorn, sickly
looking affair, indeed, and excited the pity of
all who looked upon it. After hunting around
the streets for some one to act as President,
we suppose because there are so few of the
party fit for the position, they finally pre
vailed upon Dr. Henry Carpenter, of this city,
to take the chair. He presided until the
noon adjournment, not making his appear
ance after dinner, we suppose because he was
ashamed of the affair, and one of the Vice
Preeidents kept the machine running. An
effort was made to prevent the nomination of
a ticket, but after debate, the Convention de
cided to pnt one in the field, with the fol
State Senate—Michael Malone, City; Wm.
H Engle, Marietta.
Assembly—Joseph M. Watts, Columbia;
John Kobb, Conoy; George F. Shultz, Salis
bury; Jacob S. Baker, Mt. Joy twp.
Sher . iff—Charies Grove,Columbia.
Register—George S. Boone, Bart.
Prothonotary—A. G. Killian Ephrata.
Clerk of Sessions—Theodore Whitaker, Ful
Clerk of Orphans' Court—Claarles J. Rkoade,
Treasurer—S. W. Swisher, Colerain
Commissioner—Emanuel Shober, City.
Directors of the Poor--John L. Lightner,
Leacock; John M. Miller, West Lampeter.
Prison Inspectors—George Pierce, Mount
Joy twp.; John Bigle, Upper Leacock.
Auditor—William McComsey, City.
Coroner—Henry M. Getter, City.
Bpeec:ies were made by George Nauman
and H. G. Smith, Esqs., the former denying
that be had left the Democratic party! Al
together, this Convention was a pitiable
Mr. Chas. E. Wise, accompanied by his
wife, made a beautiful ascension on Saturday
last, from Centre Square, this city. It was
witnessed by thousands of people, and but
for the threatening weather many more would
have been present from the country. We
give the lady's account of her first terial
Editors Express: I am not an advocate of
Woman's Rights in the modern acceptation
of the term, but have nevertheless a notion
that a lady might take a ride through the
ethereal regions of space without sinning
against the proprieties of her sez, or in the
least infringing upon the gold order of a
" time for all things ;" and believing that the
proper time had cores to gratify my woman's
curiosity upon this subject of an aerial voyage,
when my husband announced that he would
sell the vacant seat in his balloon chariot,
"Japiter," I accordingly resolved to be the
highest bidder, thoughlt should be a thousand
dollars • when he very gravely sleeted
to me about the pay, having, as he sac two
cash offers of fifty dollars each, I tel him
mine was a hundred dollars—paid in adianoe,
by numerous charges against him for darning
stockings and sewing on his buttons for ten
years past. From this he made no appeal,
" all right, you shall go." And. now,
Messrs. Editors, through the medium of your
paper, I will tell my lady friends, as well as
I can, how it did go.
At 10 minutes past 4 o'clock last Saturday
afternoon, Jupiter being sufficiently inflated,
I stepped into the wickescar thereto attached,
and with a throb of delight loomed up and
over the centre of the City. The multitude
below, with upturned faces—the rattling
sound of martial music—the shouts of ap
plauset—and the earth with all this life, grad.
wally sinking down—down—still deeper down,
excited me very much, and I involuntarily
began to wave my 'kerchief in response to the
happy salutations .of my good friends below.
My husband handed me the talismanic flag
to wave, while he would throw overboard bal
last composed of bundles of business circulars,
and up, up we meat at a glorious rate. My
replies to his questions for iaehile were only--;
"Splendid I splendid I" My heart was pal
pitating with joy over the beauties spread out
beneath and around, so that I could do nothing
but gaze upon the greed scene before me.
When we got beyond the built-up part of the
city, I ventured my head through the barrier
of ropes to look straight down, and beneath I
spied what seemed a nice little Christmas
garden, with little buildings in the middle,
which my husband told me was Franklin and
Marshall College, and just at this moment a
milk-like vapor rushed down before and un
derneath us, entirely obscuring the world
below. All at once my joy and observation
changed to a feeling of amaaement—amaae
went most profound. Oh, what a solemn
silence surrounded us. It was, an awfully
mysterious thing to me, how this heavenly
curtain of dew-drops could so suddenly wrap
Melt all around us. The big, puffed-up globe
above our heads, scarcely visible, seemed to
bend and stagger with this load of vapor
Weighing upon it. Presently a cheerful, mel
low glimmer of light came from above, which
cheered us again into conversation. Here
Mr. W. threw overboard a considerable bun
dle of business cards, and as they scattered
through this illuminated cloud they crackled
like little torpedoes . I wondered what Caused
it Mr. W. said : "It sowed* like electric
2kin." As they floated about they shone
l i ver *ad gold. Presently, we came out
at the top of WS cloud, and here again 'wane
a new scene. How . besateiftilly :atm up
hi:gee—great big maimieserwhitelleofe. •
fleecy clouds below. Oh, they looked as soft
and silky as the finest down, end , they rolled
about, as it were , to a wanted t vcdu Waimea.
"But, where are we now?" 1 ; "I
can't see the werldenwe - *MP etw•
thinned off u • how will we get own? ' am
W. said—Pl will take you down noW ; but,
before we go, let us eat* bite or mu.
kindly furnished as by our Wend, Jo a fildee.l
"No, indeed," said I, "this is a Feast of rear
son ; I can only feast with my eyes." But,
to please him. I ate a few grapes elf a bunch
placed in the car by John Adams, which be
was devouring with it gusto that indicated a
keen appetite, as he also got out of the basket
a roasted fowl to regale himself with.
While in this solemn stillness I was sud
denly startled. "Oh, what was that ?" Mr.
W. said, " I let off some gas to go down!"
When the valve snapped shut, it cracked like
a gun and made me tremble for a moment—
it made such a strange noise up there. Now
we gently and softly sank down through this
fleecy bed below ; in its midst it was more
dark this time, and as we came out gradually
below, I saw the city as behind a thin gossa
mer curtain, and now came such a clattering
of iron wheels, and puffing of steam engines,
and ringing of bells, contrasting strangely
with the bright, silent world above the clouds,
Here we could see the beautiful Basque-