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Volume XVI-Ne. 158.
LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1880.
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BY STEINMAN & HENSEL,
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Tub Dailv Iittbluekjicbr is furnished te
subscribers In the City of Lancaster and Bur
rounding towns, accessible by Kail read and
Inily Stage Lines at Teh Ckhts Pkr Writ,
payable te the Carriers, weekly. By Mail, $5 a
year in advance ; otherwise, $G.
Entered at the pest office at Lancaster, Pa., as
second class mail matter.
-Thc STEAM JOB PRINTING DEPART
MENT et this establishment possesses unsur
passed facilities for the execution of all kinds
of Plain and Fancv Printing.
Wholesale and Kctail Dealer in all kinds of
LUMBER AND COAL.
5-Yard : Ne. 430 North Water and Prince
streets, above Lemen, Lancaster. n3-lyd
COAL! COAL! COAL! COAL!
Ceal of the Kent Quality put up expressly
for family use, and at the low
est market prices.
TRY A SAMPLE TON.
- YARD-ISO SOUTH WATER ST.
iit-iSMj-d PHILIP SCIIUM, SOX & CO.
IIST RKCK1VKI) A FINK LOT OF HALED
TIMOTHY HAY', at
M. F. STEIGERWALT & SON'S,
COAL, ! FLOUB ! ! GRAIN ! ! I
FAMILY' COAL UNDER COVER.
Minnesota PatentPreccss Family and Baker's
Fleur. Baled Hay and Feed of all kinds.
AVaielieuse and Yard : 234 North Water St
::.0 SOUTH WATj:il ST., Lancaster, l'a.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
LUMBER AND COAL.
Alse, Contractors and Builders.
Estimates made and contracts undertaken
en all kinds of buildings.
Branch Office : Ne. 3 NORTH DUKE ST.
COAL! - - - COAL!!
GORREOHT & CO.,
Fer Geed and Cheap Ceal. Yard Harrisburg
Pike. Office 2U East Chestnut Street.
P. W. GORRECHT, Agt.
J. B. RILEY'.
e9-lyd W. A. KELLER.
V"OriCE TO THE PUBLIC.
G. SENER & SONS.
Will continue te sell only
GENUINE L VEENS VALLEY
and W1LKESBARRE COALS
which are the best in the market, and sell as
LOW as the LOWEST, and net only GUAR
ANTEE FULLWEIGHT, butallew te WEIGH
ON' ANY' scale in geed order.
Alse Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash
Deers, Blinds, &c.,at Lewest Market Prices.
Office and yard northeast corner Prince and
Walnut streets, Lancaster, Pa. Ianl-tfd
BOOKS AX1 STATIONERY.
iaii:tehii: and iuutuday cards.
in great variety", at the
HOOK AXD STATIONERY STORE
L. M. FLYNN'S,
Ne. 42 WEST KING STREET.
Facter VniePO Aselectionefproseandverse
UdaiU vuieea. rortheseasen,inuniiuelorin.
Paeter Tta-nm A collection of Poetry, brau
ridbltl iSaWil.tiiiilly printed and in a New
and Beautiful Binding.
Easter Cards. $' uf',,!, aw'reMlat!an'1
TWntinn. Knnlri: In P'se and poetry, with
UeVOllOndl DUUKb. Floral Decerat ions, appro
priate te the season.
AT THE BOOK STORE OF
JOfflT BAER'S SONS,
15 and 17 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
BOOTS anv shoes.
1-y 1 C1"V BOOTS. SHOES AND LASTS
jivj x made en a new principle, iusur-
ing comfort for the feet.
J.asls niatie te erucr.
133 East King street.
11KCUMSTANCES WILL NOT PERMIT
TO ADVERTISE A
E1M0N I PRICES,
but we will de the next thing te it, viz :
We will call the attention or our friends and
customers te the fact that we have en hand a
very Large Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
purchased belere the late ADVANCE, which
we will sell at
Strictly Old Prices.
43 WEST KING STREET
EOUNVERS AND MACHINISTS.
J BOILER MANUFACTORY,
SHOP ON PLUM STREET,
OrPOSITBTHB LOCOMOTIVK WeltKB.
The subscriber continues te manufacture
BOILERS AND -STEAM ENGINES,
Fer Tanning and ether purposes ;
Sheet-iron Werk, and
4 Jobbing promptly attended te.
auglMydJ JOHN BEST.
FALL & WINTER.
We are new prepared te show the public one
of the largest stocks of
everexhibitedinthcclty of Lancaster. Geed
Working Suite for men $0.00. Geed Styles
Cassimere Suits for men $7.50. Our All Weel
Mm's Suits that we are selling ler $9.00 are as
geed as you can buy elsewhere for $12.00. Our
stock of Overcoats are immense. All grades
and every variety of styles and colors, for
men, boys and youths, all our own manufac
ture. Full line of Men's, Yeutlis' and Beys'
Suits. Full line of Men's, Y'euths' and Beys'
CUSTOM DEPARTMENT !
We are prepared te show one of the best
stocks of Piece Goods te select from and have
made te order ever shown in the city. They
are all arranged en tables fitted up expressly
se that every piece can be examlneu belere
making a selection. All our goods have been
purchased before the rise in woolens. We are
prepared te make up ingoed stvle and at short
notice and at bottom prices. We make te or-
der an All Weel Suit for $12.00.
your goods at
you save one profit, as we manufacture all our
own Clothing anil give employment te about
one hundred hands. Call and examine our
stock and becenvinced as te the truth of which
MYERS & RATHFOST,
Centre Hall, Ne. 12 East King Street.
GRAND CLOSING SALE !
OVERCOATS AND HEAVY SUITINGS.
te buyers of Clothing in order te make room
for a large SPUING STOCK new being manu
factured, and we are needing room. We offer
well-made and stylish
Clothing for Men and Beys
than ever heard of belere, although Goods arc
going up every day. We will sell, for we must
nave the room.
Loek at Our
OVERCOATS! OVEKCOATS! OVERCOATS I
fer$i90, ter $3.83, fer$T.35, for $0.75.
OVEKCOATS ! OVEKCOATS ! OVEKCOATS !
for $7.73. for $9.75, for $10.75.
OVEKCOATS ! OVEKCOATS ! OVEKCOATS
for $12, $14, $1C and $20.
These are heavy-lined Overcoats, carefully
made and splendidly trimmed.
OVEKCOATS! OVEKCOATS! OVEKCOATS
for $7.50, for $8.50, for $9.50, for $12.
OVEKCOATS ! OVERCOATS ! OVERCOATS !
for $15, for $18, for $20.
These are Plaid-Back Overcoats, equal te
HEAVY', MEN'S SUITS !
for $3.50, $1.00, $5.00, $7.00, $9.00, $10.00.
MEN'S SUITS FOR FINE DRESS !
for $12.00, $14.00, $15.00, $10.00, $18.00 and $20,00.
BOY'S' SUITS AND OVEKCOATS !
BOYS' SUITS lrem $2.23 te $10.00.
BOYS' OVEKCOATS VERY LOW.
Wc sell only our own make and guarantee
Meney returned en all goods net leund as
-OS-Please call, whether you wish te purchase
Is stocked with the latest styles, which we
make te measure at the lowest cash prices and
guarantee a perfect fit.
SUITS TO ORDER from $12 upwards.
PANTS TO ORDER from $3.50 upwards.
D. GANSMAN & BRO.,
MERCHANT TAILORS AND CLOTHIERS,
66 & 68 NORTH QUEEN ST.,
S. "tV. Cerner et Orange, Lancaster, Pa.
SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL.
Te examine my stock of Parler Suits. Cham
ber Suits, Patent Rockers, Easy Chairs, Katan
Rockers. Hat Racks. Marble Tep Tables, Ex
tension Tables, Sideboards, Hair, Husk, Wire
and Common Mattresses, Boek Cases, Ward
robes, Escriteirs. Upholstered Cane and YVoed
Seat Chairs, Cupboards, Sinks, Deughtrays,
Breakfast Tables, Dining Tables, c, always
en hand, at prices that are acknowledged te be
as cheap as the cheapest,
UPHOLSTERING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
KEPAIKING PROMPTLY' AND
Picture Frames en hand and made te order
Regilding done at Reasonable Kates at the
New Picture Frame and Furniture Stere,
13J EAST KING STKEET,
(Over Bursk's Grocery and Sprechcr's Slate
WALTER A. HEINITSH,
(Schindlcr's Old Stand),
ROBES, BLANKETS, C,
OIGN OF THE BUFFALO HEAD.
I have new en hand the Largest, Best and
Cheapest Assortment of Lined and Unlined
BUFFALO ROBES in the city. Alse LAP
AND HORSE BLANKETS of every descrip
tion. A full line of
Trunks and Satchels,
Harness, Whips, Cellars, &c.
43-Kepairing neatly and promptly dencd
108 North Queen St., Lancaster.
A RARE CBMCE !
The Greatest Reduction of all in
All Heavy Weight Woolens made te order
(for cash only) at
I have also Just received a Large Assortment
et the Latest Novelties in
Of Medium Weight, for the
EARLY SPRING TRADE.
These goods were all ordered before the rise
in Woolens, and will be made te order at re
markably low prices. Alse, aFine Line et
Ne. 51 North Queen Street.
Grand Opening et
Londen and Parisian Novelties,
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT,
CORRECT ASD LEADING STYLES.
Having enlarged room, extended facilities
:ht ter displaying the Hand-
semest Stock of
ever offered te the
PANORAM A of
public, forming a Grand
Talent and Skill.
The Latest Novelties of the Season.
All are cordially invited te examine our
stock. Prices en plain cards as low as consist
ent with lirst-cless Werk and Trimmings.
J. K. SMALING,
121 North Queen Street.
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
Closing out our
In order te make room ler the
Large Spring Stock,
'.Which we are new manufacturing.
Suits and Suitings,
Te he sold at the Lewest Prices.
D. B. Hostetter it Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE-
A. J. STKINMAN,
Intelligencer Building, Southwest Cerner Cen
tre Square, Lancaster, Pa
W. U. HENSM.,
Intelligencer Building, Southwest Cerner Cen
tre Square. Lancaster, Pa.
HENRY A. RILEY
Attorney and Counseller-at-Law
21 Park Rew. New Yerk.
Collections made in all parts of the United
States, and a general legal business transacted.
Refers hy permission te Steinman & Hcnsel.
CHAS. R. KLINE.
Ne. 15 North Duke street, Lancaster, Pa.
All kinds of Conveyances promptly drawn.
rA.LL ON SHERTZER, HCMPHREVILLE
j & KIEFFER, manufacturers of
TIN AND SHEET.IRON WORK,
and dealers In GAS FIXTURES AND HOUSE
FURNISHING GOODS. Specialatteutlenglven
te PLUMBING, GAS and STEAM FITTING
Ne. 40 East King Street, Lancaster, Pa.
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FRIDAY EVENING, MABCH5, 1880.
REPORT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL,
Interesting Figures Showing the Re
ceipts and Expenditures of the Reve
nues of the Commonwealth Dur
ing the Last Fiscal Year.
Cases of Conscience Leaks and Rat
Heles Contingent Funds and Mis
Sinecures anil Leafers' Positions What It
Costs Tem Cochran te Keep the Senate
and Figures for Reflection by Tax-
As we have intimated, the reader of the
auditor general's report for the past year,
showing in detail the receipts and expen
ditures of the commonwealth, will find it
a very interesting exhibit of hew the
money of the taxpayers is spent at Harris
burg. Nearly every page of it blazons
forth some of the extravagances and petty
larcenies which characterize the adminis
tration of public affairs in these days.
During the fiscal year ending November
30, 1879, the total receipts into the treasury
including a balance of $1,021,531.20 en
hand December 1, 1878, were $8, 443, 893. 1C
The total amount paid out during year
was : Expenses of government, $3,597,-
71G.C5 ; leans redeemed, $1,684,932 ; inter
est paid ou leans, $1,24G,394.59 ; total,
$G,529,063.24, leaving a balance in the
treasury December 1, 1879, of $1,914,831.
92, of which $1,202,642.18 is credited te
the sinking fund, and the rest, $712,189.74,
te the general fund. The revenues of the
Commonwealth were derived from the
following sources :
Lands $ 1,019 71
Tax en corporation stock l,0fiG,C31 02
Tax en gross receipts, corporations
and Notaries Public 5G9.102 43
Tax en leans, counties, boroughs
Tax en hank stocks
Tax en net earnings or income
Tax en coal companies
Tax en foreign insurance compa
nies Tax en cress premiums
Tax en legs
Tax en certain offices
Tax en sales of fertilizers
Tax en writs, wills, deeds, etc
Tax en collateral property
Tax en personal property
Eating house licences 31,148 25
Distillers and brewers1 licenses 8,548 19
Biltiard licenses 7,917 97
Brekers1 licenses 8,308 37
Auctieneers1 licences 9,058 43
Liquor licenses 20,0:15 .59
Peddlers' licenses 1,400 52
Patent Medicine licenses 4,153 70
Theatre, circus, etc.. licenses 3.384 14
Notary Public commissions 10,000 00
Accrued interest 15,770 S2
Bonusen charters 21,135 12
Penalties 100 01
Office license fees 1,131 20
Allegheny Valley railroad company. 125,000 00
Sale of public property 49 29
Refunded cash 3,004 72
Fees of the public offices 43,707 80
Conscience money 2 00
Pamphlet laws 377 07
Commutation of tonnage tax 400,000 00
Escheats 8,003 77
Pennsylvania archives 9.5 00
United States Government 8,230 50
Annuity for right of way 10,000 00
Four percent, lean et" April 1, 1879. . 2,030,002 83
Miscellaneous 0(15 50
Total $7,422,895 10
The following is a summary of the dis
bursements for the year :
Judiciary $ 439,070 55
Senate 140,708 92
Heuse, 420,503 99
Public printing and binding. 287,!i2t 50
Legislative Recerd 29,674 24
Executive Department 21,088 44
Auditor General's Department 25,570 Of
Suite Department 27,793 84
Treasury Department 14,010 00
Attorney General's Department 7,594 20
Internal Atlairs Department 38,444 70
Common Scheel Departit ent 17,481 25
Seldiers1 Orphan Scheel Department 12,180 00
Adjutant General's Department 17,815 19
Insurance Department 10,709 58
State Library 12,147 78
Inspectors of coal mines 29,998 09
Public buildingsandgreunds 30,412 50
Beard of Pardons 3,910 40
State Beard of Acrieulture 4.357 38
State Military Beard 2,800 00
Beard of Revenue Commissioners
Beard of Public Charities
Inauguration expensas, 1879
Joint committee te attend funeral of
JointcommitteetoinvestigatePenn JeintcommitteetoinvestigatePenn JointcemmitteetoinvestigatePenn
sylvania State Agricultural Col
lege Joint committee te investigatealleg
ed ever-issue of state bends
Pert Wardens. Philadelphia
Harber Master, Philadelphia
Commissioners et Sinking Fund
Assessors of bank stock
Repairs te Executive buildinc
Mercantile Appraisers 2,403 8i
Costs in suits against delinquent
dealers 5,1S5 02
Special commissions 38,920 36
Advertising for proposals 14,785 26
Sundry advertising 1,042 24
Advertising sale of turnpike stocks. 92 20
Total expenses of government.
Leans redeemed 1,684,952 00
interest en leans 1,210,394 59
Charitable institutions 526,830 08
Soldiers' orphan schools 373,454 85
Penitentiaries 116,871 25
National Guard of Pennsylvania 171,222 4S
Riots, 1877 3,509 08
Military claims 1,854 18
Escheats 4,104 50
Second Geological Survey 47,000 00
Constitutional Convention 2,760 44
Pennsylvania State Agricultural So
ciety 2,000 00
Mechanics1 High school el Pennsyl
vania 199 40
Harrisburg lire companies 700 00
Common schools 515,13.') 76
Pensions and gratuities 55,110 11
Miscellaneous 32,269 40
Total payments $6,529,003 24
The statement of the public debt shows
the total interest-bearing debt te be $21,
389, 930; debt bearing no interest, $800,
718.86; total, 22,190,6C8.86. The new
lean of $2,000,000 was issued during the
year, and $1,684,931 of old leans were re
deemed. A Remarkable Source of Revenue.
It is noteworthy en the receipt side of
the account that $10,600 were paid into the
state treasury last year for notary public
commissions alone, which have te be re
newed only once in three years. The taste
for office-holding is se prevalent that in
a single year 424 individuals could be
found willing te pay $25 each for a com
mission under which they take the chances
of getting the business of protesting notes.
As the multiplication of these officials can
not de much harm and seems te be a fruit
ful source of revenue, the governor's free
exercise of his power te creates notaries is atr
least net a very prejudicial one te the com
monwealth. Cases or Conscience.
Anether remarkable showing en this
side of the account is a "case of con
science," in which some unknown Phila
delphian sends te the state treasury $2
that he has wrongfully withheld from it.
There is no public intimation that remorse
has struck into the soul of Win. H. Kem-
ble and that this is his first installment of
the interest earned by the state moneys
while he was treasurer, but the calcula
tion which figured out the amount remit
ted, the apparent desire te divide with the
state, and the secrecy enveloping, it point
strongly te the illustrious apostle of " ad
ditien, division and silence."
Of equal interest is the fact here sol
emnly recorded that Chief Clerk of the
Senate Cochran covered back into the
treasury $8.40 of his contingent fund, net
used, and Quay returns 34 cents, which
was net expended. They beat the fellow
who reported that he had shot ninety -nine
pigeons couldn't make it a hundred
wouldn't tell a lie for one pigeon.
The Rat Heles.
"While, however, the ambitious notaries
pay in their $23 apiece, and scrupulous
officers return their unexpended 34 cents,
there are many leaks and rat holes through
which these and the much vaster revenues
of the state are lest.
Te begin with, the Legislature seems te
be the most villainous. Last year the
Senate cost $146,708.92. and the
Heuse $42U,tjubVJ!). These are enormous
sums for all the geed that we get
out of the bodies te which they are paid ;
but the slightest investigation will show
hew the expense is swelled by what gees
se far ahead of gross mismanagement and
maladministratien as te smell rankly of
Of the Senate's expenditures little ever
half, $81,583, is paid te the senators for
their salaries. The officers of the Senate
get $43,814.40; $9,804.24 is absorbed for
" stationery and supplies " notwith
standing every senator is allowed $23 for
stationery and $100 for postage ; $4,026.78 is
covered by that overshadowing, and com
prehensive word "miscellaneous" and
"contingent expenses" gobble up $7,478.-
binccures and Undue Salaries.
The officers who draw these salaries of
$43,814,40 are clerks and assistant clerks,
sergeants-at-arms and assistant sergeants
at arms, messengers and assistant messen
gers, doorkeepers and assistant doorkeep
ers, pasters and folders, engineers and fire
men of whom there are three times as
many as are absolutely necessary, and
every one of whom is paid at least double
the salary that the same services would
command in any ether capacity. The ses
siens et the Legislature scarcely ever run
ever 150 days sometimes are net longer
than 100 and it is safe te say that they
never include ever 100 actual working
days service by the employees. They ad
journ en Friday and meet en the next
Monday evening ; they mostly ride en free
passes, and some of them never go te Har
risburg, getting their work done by proxy
for about 30 per cent of the salary paid them
out of the state treasury.
By "Way of Illustration.
Our townsman Thes. B. Cochran, chief
clerk whose labors are lightened by a
journal clerk, a reading clerk, two transcrib
ing clerks, a speaker's clerk and a message
clerk, with salaries running from $1,500 te
$2263-getsallovancesameuntiug te $3,882.
24 a higher rate than the best clerical ser
vices command for ten hours work,six days
in the week, while no one would pretend
that a piivate business of the same magni
tude as the Senate's would require the half
of six assistant clerks te record and note its
Sergeants-at armsgct$l,200apiccc; mes
sengers, doorkeepers, pasters and folders,
firemen, engineers and watchmen of all
of whom there are threa times as many as
necessary are paid $900 each for a year of
150 days, a rate of $6 per day for services
that are net worth mere than $2. Any
body who gees te Ilarrisburg during a
session can see that half of these officers
are either leafing or never come near te
the state capitol during the winter. Ap
pointees have been known te allow these
who secured positions for them te draw
their salaries, retain a moiety and send
them the balance ; and instances have
been brought te our notice in which the
se-called "presents," ostentatiously made
te members at the end of the session, "in
token of the esteem felt" for them, were
actually paid for by pasters and folders
out of their spoils, in return for their ap
pointment. In this last report Charles A. Bering, of
Lancaster, figures again as drawing $351.20
for services as fireman for the remainder
of the term of 1878 and up
te January 1879 ; when everybody
knows that he was net up te Harrisburg
making fires from October 1, 1878, te Jan
uary 6, 1879. Whether the services for
which he was paid ever $1,200, were ever
performed or net, or if lib had te "divide'
with anybody are things that " no fellah
can find out."
Isn't it remarkable that $6,339.31 had te
be paid for stationery for. the use of the
Senate when every member of that body
and of the Heuse is allowed $23 for sta
tionery and $100 for postage ? Fer the
Heuse $15,896.70 worth of stationery is
alleged te have been bought.
Among the "stationery and supply"
items we find $1,279.34 te AV. M. Gray
for brooms, buckets, soap, fec, for the
session of 1879, and $635.50 for brooms,
buckets, &c, for the year ending June 1,
1880 during which there was no meeting
of the Legislature te dirty the halls of the
state capital and $1,193.09 te the notor
ious Sam Adams for "carpets, oil cloths,
&c. articles that are furnished new every
session, though nobody knows what be
comes of the old.
Themas B. Cochran gets $200 for index
ing the journal for the session of 1879 a
job which it would seem belonged te the
duties of some one of the seven salaried
The Contingent Panda."
Everybody around Harrisburg seems te
have a " contingent fund " an appropri
ation that covers a multitude of steals.
Everyone uses up the whole it except
Quay, who returned 84 cents, and Coch
ran, who covered back $8.40. The adju
tant general gets $4,500 for " incidental
expenses " of the military staff ; the gov
ernor gets $2,000 of a contingent fund ;
the auditor general, $3,000 ; secretary of
state, $3,000; superintendent of public
schools, $3,150; orphans' school depart
ment, $5,400; adjutant general, $3,300,
besides the above ; superintendent of the
public grounds, $13,424.78 ; the beard of
agriculture, $1,950 ; the state treasurer.
$1,000 ; clerk of the Senate, $7,478.10 ;
clerk of the Heuse, $4,300 ; resident clerk,
$2,200 ; insurance commissioner, $2,131.27.
When it it is remembered that all of these
departments are supplied with gas, coal,
water and stationery besides this, and that
their chiefs and principal officers travel en
free railroad passes the public wonder
must increase as te what these vast con
tingencies are which require such expendi
Dissecting the Centincent Expenditures.
A critical examination of the vouchers
will show the character of these and bring
te light the extravagance, if net the ve
nality, which they represent.
Thus among the items that make up
Chief Clerk of the Senate Cochran's $7,
478.10, are such as the following : $104 for
sawing and putting away weed ; $78.73
for brooms, soap, &c, in addition te the
$1,914.84 reported for the same purpose
$276.60 was paid out for " taking up old
carpets and cleaning them. Fer whose
benefit is net apparent, since $1,193.09
paid out for new carpets during the same
session must have obviated the necessity
of putting down any of the old ones that
had been cleaned. Did the state even
have te pay for cleaning the old carpets
that were given away or stolen ?
$100 for washing towels.
The refurnishing of the lieutenant gov
ernor's room was a big thing :
Levar., Mary, cleaning Lieutenant Gov Gov
ereor's room $ 24 30
Adams, Samuel, for taking up anil iay-
carpei, LieuTcnant uoverner's
room s no
Adams. Samuel, one office chair, Lieu
tenant Governer's room 22 00
Adams. Samuel, two reckintr chairs. 6b
fifteen dollar., Lieutenant Governer's
room 30 00
Adams, Samuel, one washstand, bowl,
and pitcher. Lieutenant Governer's
room 12 00
Adams, Samuel, one looking-glass,
Lieutenant Governer's room 2 00
Adams, Samuel, one water litter and
cooler. Lieutenant Governer's room.. 15 00
Adams Samuel, one water pitcher and
goblets. Lieutenant Governer's room 1 00
Adams, Samuel, two silk lambrequins,
Lieutenant Governors room 100 00
Adams, Samuel, one walnut desk, Lieu
tenant Governer's room 40 00
Bennet, Cress & Ce., Lieutenant Gover Gover
eor's room 8100
Sanderson, W., two easy chairs. Lieu
tenant Governer: room 130 00
Dobsen, Jehn & James, rugs and mats.
Lieutenant Governer's room 53 00
Kielfer, A. It., connecting Lieutenant
Governer's room with electric bell....
Here are three " lump " items
Robinson, R. M.,
extra labor, session
Scandrett, Richard, extra labor, session
1879 : '. :
Miller, Herman, extra labor, session
-t"". .............. ...... ....... .........
Ice cost $129.50. What if the Senate
would meet in the summer? "Twe rock
ing chairs for the wash room " figure at
$13 ; $99 te C. II. Bergner for six copies
of Purden's digest which anybody can
buy for $73 : $90 for making paste.
Muehler, II. II., for expenses of wash
and bathroom, $471.68, though the soap is
otherwise paid for, and the towels washed
at a cost of $100 !
But the chief item is for cleaning the
Senate chamber and committee rooms ; $2,-
243 were paid out for this, te 91 different
women ; 50 cents a night for an aggregate
of 4,486 nights-an aggregate of 4,480 nights
for the 91 women, or indicating that some
40 icemen were required after every day's
session of the Senate te clean up its dirt.
Fer $1,137.79 of the Senate clerk's con
tingent fund no vouchers have been filed,
but the expenditures were no doubt en the
The Heuse Contingent Fund.
It was W. C. Shurlock, who at a testi
monial given ex-Auditor General Temple
said he had always approved his (Shur
lock' s) bills; and Temple said "some
times it was a d d tight squeeze. Last
year must have been Shnrleck's "off
year." He only is reported as disbursing
$4,500, of which the inevitable Sam
Adams get a little slice for walnut chairs,
china enspaderes, damask towels, &c.
$3,171 was paid out te the cleaning
women. $87.46 was due Shurlock, he says,
en his '78 account, and $731.15 has no
vouchers filed te explain it.
The resident clerk reports $2,200 expen
ditures, as contingent fund, besides his
salary of $3,020. Among his items arc
Cooper, AV. L.. clerical services. .
Smull, W. P., clerical services...
That is te say that the state pays
resident clerk $3,020 and then pays two
ethers $1,311 20 for doing his work.
Were the " contingent fund " expendi
tures of the ether departments scrutinized
in detail they would'ne doubt show the same
extravagances ; and it is safe te say that
every line of work done or materials fur
nished te the state could be secured en pri
vate contract for 40 per cent, of its pres
Were the affairs of business men con
ducted en the principles of the above their
expenses would be increased four-fold and
would seen absorb the most tremendous
Seme Startling Expenditures.
Seme of the expenses of the state in the
aggregate of their departments are start
ling. The public grounds cost $30,412.56
for a single year ; the inauguration of Gov.
Heyt, $4,098.11 ; the agricultural college
investigation $534.66; the Lish Davis
Harry Huhn investigation of the state bends
that were net ever-issued $6,942.06, and
mere te be filed ; the adjutant general gets
$1,200 for his services en the state military
beard beside his salary of $2,500 and enor
mous contingent fund.
Although there was enough money ap
propriated every year of Hartranft's ad
ministration te keep the executive man
sion in geed repair, yet we find the enor
mous sum of $10,998.91 paid by the state
in the single year past for repairs te it
nearly enough te build a new house like
The public printing cost $287,924.56 be
sides $29,674 24 for getting ent the Legis
Mr. Wickersham gets $2,500 from the
state for the support of his profitable pri
vate enterprise, the Scheel Journal ; and
though he gets a salary of $1,250 for super
intending the soldiers' orphan schools and
another of $2,500 for the public schools
and $8,550 contingent expenses, the state
pays an "inspector" of the orphans' schools
also. $38,920 was paid in 1879 te special
commissions, of which James Werral fig
ures at $6, 000 for replacing the New Yerk
and Pennsylvania boundary line marks,
and $2,400 for the Ohie, West Vir
ginia and Pennsylvania line ; A. K.
Pedrick, associated press and Penn
sylvania railroad agent, who keeps the
members supplied with free passes, get
$2,000 for " compiling the corporation
laws" of the state ; the fish commissioners
spent $9,500 for building the Columbia
fishway that does net let the shad up, and
$7,500 for the alleged propagation and pro
tection of the fish ; Senater A. J. Hcrr,
ex-Resident Clerk Jehn A. Sraull and
ex-Speaker E. Reed Myer all well
salaried state officials get $150 each
for the little work involved in
securing bids and allotting the print
ing of the Recerd. Fer marking An An
teony Wayne's grave $1,000 was paid ;
$2,500 for compiling five volumes of state
archives and $2,267.64 for suppressing
Fer advertising for proposals for station
ery and printing, which we have often
shown could be adequately done for $500,
the state paid $14,785.26.
Our ornamental National Guard cost the
Wc invite taxpayers te study these items
selected from the 276 pages of the report.
They tell most eloquently hew it is that
while there is money for all these expendi
tures, the public schools clamor in vain
for their constitutional appropriation.
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' G. FREY.
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Prompt and particular attention paid te al
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