Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, February 27, 1879, Image 4

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THE Potter committee having found
out who did not steal the Presidency,
the Washington Poet suggests that it
should now bead its energies to the
work of discovering who did.
IT is said that the Hon. Bchuylcr
Colfax is suffering with an attack of
acute erysipelas at his home in South
Bend, Indian. Fears are entertained j
that it will prove fatal.
A CONSTITUTIONAL amendment has
been passed in the lower house of the !
Connecticut legislature, providing for
biennial sessions. If it passes the
Senate the question will he submitted
to, and no doubt ratified by the people. '
CAMERON, "I own Pennsylvania." >
Chandler, "I own Michigan."
Grant, "I own Cameron and Chand
ler." Courier Journal.
And who the d—l owns Grant ? Is
it Beelzebub or Jay Gould ?
IN four days more the present Con
gress will cease to exist. Whether the
business yet undisposed of will require
an extra sowion will then be deter
mined. The new members elected lat
fall will come in if an extra session Is .
A JURY in Baltimore have rendered (
a verdict of 410,000 against the
Northern Central Railroad, for killing
a Mrs. Barns, who was run over by a
train of cars on that road. The suit
was brought for the benefit of her
minor children.
"If I vote for Cameron, I hope God
Almighty will strike roe dead." Such,
it is said, was the pious pledge of John
Gaus, the Greenback representative
of Lycoming county, in the House of
Representatives. And yet, John Gaus
did vote for Cameron, and still lives
to represent Lycoming county!
IN Reading the coalition of the
Democrats and Nationals resulted in
success, and that city has now a Demo
cratic Mayor, ami a decided majority
in the Council against the Republicans.
It is worthy of note that the Democrats
nominated and elected J as. Muhton, a
worthy colored Democrat, to the office
of Constable.
THE Philadelphia elections have
terminated in the usual result, a de
cided victory to the Radicals —the
usual amount of prosecutions for
frauds and repeating, to attract atten
tion for a few days and then die out,
and all arc serene. Next comes the
usual amount of growling by the peo
ple when called upon to foot the bills,
and they are again happy and pre
pared to turn in and renew their al
legiance to the rings who control and
halter them.
THE only indications we* observed
in this place on Saturday last that
Washington still " lived in the hearts
of his countrymen" was the closing
of the banks and a few tunes played in
the street by our excellent brass band.
One through patriotism to show their
appreciation of the great character of
the " Father of his country," the
other from necessity, perhaps, it being
a legal holiday, and did not permit of
the cent per cent, business. All other
business active and enjoyed as usual
The County Statement.
Our neighbor of the Watchman,
takiug exception to our remark* of last
•The "organ" In the Rush House bsse
ment says that It "*• a desire to econo
mise that induced the present Hoard of
Commissioners to publish the annual
County statement in away that the few
e*t number of tax payers would see it."
Now, in that a fair reading of our
article? We said no such a thiug.
What we did nay was that the Com
missioners, desirous of economising
the exposes of the county, hud fixed
a stated price they were williug to
pay for printing the county statement,
and authorized all the newnpaper* in
the county to publish it at that sum.
Had the Watchman complied, its 1,-
000 or 2,000 readers, if it has that
number, would have had the full bene
fit of the iuformation the statement
coutains. We did not hesitate to sny
to the Commissioners that the hum
fixed was too low, and unrcrnuuerative
in price as an advertisement, but
rather than stand in the position of
comhiuiiig against the finances of the
county, and preventing the publica
tion of the statement at the time re
quired by law, we would insert it, and
did so. Could not our neighbor have
afforded to do the same ? Most as
suredly lie could. For many years he
has drawu largely from the fumls of
the county for printing the annual
statement, and at this time of financial
embarrassment in the public and pri
vate business of the people, did the
Commissioners place too high an esti
mate upon the liberality and patriot
ism of the editor of the Watchnum to
believe that he would publish and give
this statement to his readers at the sum
allowed? It was certainly reasonable
to suppose that he who had been so
liberally remunerated in the jm.it
might, iu one^i"stance at least, second
their efforts to relieve the burdens of
the people.
As to the Wateh man* fling at our lo
cation orjhis misrepresentation of our
circulation, which we are happy to in
form him is increasing daily, we pass
with the simple remark, that those who
"attend to their own business will find
sufficient occupation " —a truclsm long
taught, and may eventually commend
itself to the obtuse mind of the editor
himself. With kiud feeling for him
personally and otherwise, we did not
refer to this subject last week to pro
voke controversy, but merely desired to
do justice to the present Board of
Commissioners who were wantonly
charged with a design to prevent the
public from investigating the official
act-? of the Board, which they could
have no motive whatever in conceal
TIIK Chicago Tribune doc* not cm
to be greatly alarmed at the Istgan
itcs' threat* to read it out of the party
for it contumaciously remark* in the
course of a single column: "The Grant
movement will not 'i>oom' so much if
liobeeon goes to meet Belknap." "In
view of this row about the trifling sum
of $6- r >,000,000 which Bobcson is said
to have poured in and around a hole,
the next House may want to know
whether he is a fit man to be a mem
ber, particularly if he is indicted, in
accordance with the recommendation
of the committee;" and yet again:
"It should be a consolation for the
loss of the Republican majority in the
Senate that with it will go Hpencer,
Dorsey, Patterson, Conover, Sargent,
and a few more of that stripe."
.lack Wharton in the foreground, ex
amined by the investigating commit
tee la.it week, established the fact that
Wells, of the Returning Board, tried
to sell the electoral vote of Louiaiana
to Tilden, and did not succeed in mak
ing the sale. The market in that
quarter was not good, and Hayes be
came the purchaser and took possession
of the Presidential office. The rascals
are now in ftill possession—purchaser
and purchased—in Washington and
New Orleans.
THE American minister to England
has written a letter to Secretary
Everts that he cannot reside in Lon
don, in a style befitting his position,
on a salary of 117,500. Well, per-
Uap he ain't, but a number of good
men have done so, and a great many
others are willing to try it. Let him
come home. Our Hartmn/f w only
drawing the {my of a postmaster now,
and be has aspirations for diplomatic
Thk Philadelphia Times referring
to the honorable position assumed by
Gen. Harlow of New York, in the
mission to Florida, to which he wan
selected by Gen. Grant, to insure a
"fuir count"of the elootorul vote, says:
''The republican organ* are devoting
themaelve* jut now to outbursts of in
dignation and censure in view of the
conduct of General Harlow, of New
York, who went to Florida a* a visiting
statesman and became convinced thai
Mr. Tilden and not Mr. Haye* was en
titled to the electoral vote of ihat>Stale.
Their "amazement, their distress it is
not easy to express." General Harlow
was one of the eminent gentlemen sent
Southward by President Grant to insure
"a fair count," and he committed the
gros* mistake of taking the President
at hi* word. As long as he believed
that Mr. Hayes was entitled to the vote
of Florida he labored to secure a decla
ration to that effect, but when he found
that according to the law and the testi
mony the election hod gone the other
way, he frankly told l>r. Cowgill, a
member of the Returning Hoard, that
the law should be faithfully executed,
alike against republican and Democratic
irregularities, even though the success
of Mr. Tilden might ensue. This was
an unpardonable offense, and the
charge, now revived, that he was be
traying his party, was freely made.
Mr. Chandler tried to ease the weak
conscience of his associate by the char
acleristicargument that they were down
there as counsel for the republican par
ty and must therefore make out the
best case possible for their client, but
General Harlow's eye* were sharp enough
to see through tills shallow artifice and
he stuck to his position under pain of
being given the cold shoulder by the
rest of the visiting statesmen. The
same Chandler now sneer* at General
Harlow's course as treacherous and
holds up his clean hands in holy horror
thereat. It is a new view of the duties
of these visiting statesmen that they
were there as republican council. Here
tofore their conclusions hsve been put
forth as those of strictly impartial ob
servers. and certainly their commission
from General Grant was intended to
convey that idea. If they were em
ployed in that capacity pcrh*|s zeal in
behalf of their client is a fair excuse for
their extraordinary course; but the
country will none the less honor the
man who, ascertaining the facts, refused
to be retained for the prosecution of a
cause that hail no foundation in law or
Arresting Miner* by the Wholesale and
(ailing Unt the Militia.
Pirrsat *O, Pa., February 20.—Consid
erable excitement and uneasiness exist
at Ifrownsville and other towns along
the Upper Monongabela. owing to re
cent outbreak* and threatened violence
by striking coal miner* in that vicinity.
Nearly all the coal mines have been
shut down for some time. The original
cause of the trouble was a reduction in
the price paid of digging. Within a
few days past several ot the mine own
ers have attempted to start up at re
duced prices with freah hands, but the
old men have become so violent that
new men are afraid to go to work. The
former employes in some instance* have
taken possession of the mines and
threaten dire vengeance on any one
going towork. OaTueeday night Sheriff
Work, of Washington county, assembled
a posse of deputies st HeaHsville, and at
10 o'clock r. a. he, with one hundred
and eight men. mounted and heavily
armed, marched on Brownsville, arriv
ing there at 4 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing. The Sheriff immediately went to
work srresting coal miners, in many
case* taking tbem out of bed, and a large
number of the slnkera were imprisoned
in the jail. In addition to the one hun
dred and eight men from Beallsville
one hundred and twenty-two from Cali
fornia and Greenfield were sworn in.
They joined the other party at Browns
ville, making the entire number of
Deputy Sheriff* 230. They are encamp
ed in Brownsville and Weat Brownsville
and made many arret* to-day. Browns
ville is in Fsyetie county and what au
thority Sheriff Work ha* is not known.
He telegraphed Sheriff Dean, of Fayette
county,at IJniontown, yesterday,aaking
his help in securing the arrest of the
leaders in the strike, hut I>ean refused
to give, saying be bad no authority to
make arrest*. I iovernor Hoyt hat placed
Company 11, of the Tenth Regiment,
under Work's command. They are
now at Washington awaiting orders.
Many miners have fled to toe mines,
where they have provision enough to
•land quite a siege, and fears are enter
tained that a bloody outbreak may oc
cur at any moment,
New Liquor law.
On the flth, Foust, of Huntington
county, read in place a bill to "prohibit
the manufacture and sale of intoxicat
ing liquors." It provide* a fine of
S2OO and thirty days' imprisonment for
the first violation of the law, and twice
the amount of the fine and twice the
length of the term of imprisonment for
the second. It creates the office of
Slate Commiasioner of the Liquor Busi
neaa, who shall hold the office for ten
years, at a salary of $1,600 per annum,
and wboae business it shall be to inves
tigate all attempts to violate the law,
and vigorously* prosecute all offenders.
Liquor ia only to be sold for medicinal,
mechanical and manufacturing pur
poses, and then only by agenU in several
districte into which the State is to be
divided. In Philadelphia the agenU
for the several districts are to be ap
pointed by the Mayor, and in the other
counties by the Hoard of County Com
missioners. No person Is permitted to
engage in the manufacture of spirits
without first entering into a bond in the
turn of $5,000 conditioned that he will
not adulterate the liquor or sell it in
less quantities than thirty gallons, to
be delivered at the name time in a single
vessel and not sell it in the State, ex
-3d to persons authorised by law to re
live it. It prohibits the sale of liquor
on railroad trains, and when the person
so selling cannot be reached the cor
porstion ia made liable. It provides for
the neisure of any liquor that may be
kept for sale and the search of premises
when it is suspected that any may be
front tl>- Historical Mmvrao*ta of A. Born lliaii.ro*-
A gentleman saluted bis neighbors in
tbn village of Mid* lb-to wit in 1782-M5.
who subsequently became ol great
political ami social importance. He
kept store, as a partner of a relative
whose name is on the tax list of 1782,
heretofore given. Among his pnpers
has been found this auto-biographical
sketch. It has never found its way into
print, and as a proper place to give it
currency, 1 present it to tny readers in
the hope that it will interest them as it
ban me. If he made further note* of
liia family or of hi* own distinguished
cariM-r, they have not been discovered.
It will be observed that this pa|>er bears
no date, but it may be safe to it was
written after IH'J.'I, when Anuhcw Gmzoo
retired from this life.
"Since the death of my parents, I
have regretted that I neglected to avail
myself of the opportunity during their
life time of obtaining from tliein more
and better information than I now pos
sess of their genealogy, and of the his
tory of the early part of their own
lives. Erom such knowledge however
no advantage is, or could have Wen ex
pected, than arises from what I believe
is a very general opinion, that people
are pleased to look back through Gie
line of their ancestors, to mark their
progress through the world, th*-ir up*
una downs, their good and bad fortune,
until they have traced the examination
down to the period of their own estab
lishment. In accordance with that
principle, I will now state very briefly,
perhaps for my own satisfaction, than
for any other reason, some informal ion
derived from them respecting their
families, ami also my own reminiscences
of some incidents in their lives, and
the time and manner of their deaths.
My parent* were both native* of Ire
land. My father whoae name w* An
drew, wa* born in the lihertie* of Lon
donderry, where the family renided.
Hi* father'* name wa* John and there
my knowledge of ancentry in that line
slops. I never heard him *ay from
whom hi* father had descended, but fie
lieve that from information derive<l
through other channel*, that they were
a.Scotch family, which migrated to Ire
land noon after the acceneion of William
and Mary to the lirituh throne. My
grandfather had three aon*. John, Da
vid and Andrew and one daughter
named Itachel. John remained in Ire
land engaged in the business of trailing
and became wealthy. He had a *Oll
called Andrew, who came to tiii*
country on buninea* for hi* father while
I wa* at the academy in Newark, where
he called to see me, but 1 unfortunately
happened to be abroad, and we never
met. On hi* return to Ireland, I have
understood he continued with hi* father
till hi* death, and then succeeded to
tho management of their whole con
cern. David, my father, and their (in
ter itachel all married in Ireland, and
all came to thi*country in the ame ven
e|. They landed at button and traveled
into New Hampshire, where David net
tled and rained a large family. *ome of
whoae descendents now occupy theapot
where he made hi* flrt establishment.
I have received letter* from three young
men who trace their origin hack to that
root, and who I presume, judging from
their letter, are now of oooaiderabie
promine. One of them a full name nake
of mine, Andrew Gregg, in living a* a
trader, either in the northern part of
the ntate of New York or at Montreal
in Upper Canada; another, 1 think, ia a
clergyman, nettled per hap* near Salem
in the ntate of Max*arhu*ett*, where hi*
father reaidea, purnuing the hutinen* of
a chemist, the third 1 think became a
lawyer and I have heard i* now nettled
at Indianapoli*, In the ntate of Indiana.
I will here junt mention two anec
dote* calculated to thow that family re
lationnhip, ia often diacovered by family
likene**, in branohe* far removed from
the original Mock. While in oongren*
in 1793 or 1794. Mr. Foster, a member
of that body from the ntate of New
Ilamp*hire naked me if I bail any tela
lion* in that ntate. t>n my annwering
in the affirmative, he aaid he had been
led to make the inquiry, ntruck with
the imponing likene** betwixt me and
Colonel Gregg. who had been the op
posing candidate to him at the late
election, on my firt introduction to
Governor Clinton, when he became
Vice l'reeident of the United State*,
he naked whether 1 waa a native of
Pennsylvania. I told him I wa*. He
replied, saying,"there i* such a striking
resemblance betwixt you and a young
man named Jamet Gregg, who wa* a
lieutenant in my brigade during the
Revolution that when 1 aaw you my
Brat impression* were that you must be
hia brother. He wa* of a New England
family, then settled in the State of New
York." He then related the story, of
ten published the newspaper*, of that
officer having been shot, *calped and
left for dead by the Indians, and re
covered by a detachment nent by the
commanding officer of the garrison
where he had been stationed, conducted
to the place where bis body lay by his
My father and Solomon Walker, the
husband of their sister Rachael, not
pleeaed with the prospect of a settle
ment in New Hampshire returned to
Itoston, and shipped for Philadelphia,
but landed at New Cattle. I don't re
collect the particular year of their ar
rival, but know it wa* during the ad
ministration of Sir Willam Kieth, most
probably in the autum of 1722 23. The
winter immediately succeeding their
landing they spent at a furnace be
longing to Keith on Christiana creek,
near the town of Newark, in the state
of Delaware. In the following spring
they moved np the country, and com
menced their settlement at a place call
ed Chestnut Level, near tha southern
boundary of Lancaster county. In
making the location they were both un
fortunate, but my father doubly so.
Not being well qualified to judge of land
by superficial appearance, their atten
tion was arrested by the flourishing
growth of the young chestnut timber
with which that district of country waa
covered, and tbey concluded that land
which produced such thrifty timber
waa just what they were in pursutof,
and there they set themselves down.
In proceeding onward, the fine, fertile
valleys of the Pequea sod Omen log*
lay before them, and a five pound war
rant. followed up by settlement, would
have secured them four hundred aero
of land, which at the present time
would sell at from fifty to one hundred
dollars an acre. In addition to the in
judicious selection made by my father
in relation to the quality of the land,
a warrant had been issued for it to Wil
liam Metear, of a date anterior to liis
statement. Ha continued, however, to
reside on it until 1741, when to avoid a
law suit he sold his claim to his ad
During the residence of my fsther at
Chestnut Level his wife died, leaving
liiin six children, two sons, viz: John
and James, and four daughters, viz:
j Rachel, Elizabeth, Margaret and Jane,
; I don't recollect ever to have heard him
nay how long he remained a widower,
but presume he became the husband of
my mother in somewhat less than two
years after the death of hi* first wife.
My mother's maiden name was Jane
Scott. Her father, Matthew Kcott, lived
in the county of Armagh, in Ireland,
trom whence he migrated to thin court
i try and settled in Chestnut Level, short
! ly before the death of my father's first
wife. His family at the time of his
arrival consisted of himself ami wife,
two sons, viz., Motws uwd Thomas, and
' four daughters, vis., Elizabeth, Margery,
•lean (my mother), ami Fanny. Mose*
settled and lived to his death near
Newark, in the state of Delaware. He
was a respectable man, ami possessed a
good standing both in church and state,
t He reared a large family, a majority ol
them sons, but none of those that I
knew ever attained to the same rank in
society held by their father. Thomas
with his family, which was not ourner
, "us, migrated to and settler! in the
western part of Virginia. 1 never heard
anything further of thenr. Elizabeth
was married to David Montgomery.
They settled and lived to their death at
Rockfish trap in Virginia. 1 remember
Having seen them once at my father's
on a visit, and some time after two of
their sons and a daughter paid us a
visit. The young men 1 well recollect
bod a genteel apjiesrance, and the
daughter wo* accounted a beauty, and
nicknamed the "Morning Star," on ac
count of the effulgence of her complex
ion. Margery was married to Hugh
Caldwell. They lived and died in I-an
■aster county near M'Call's Ferry.
They had three sons and two daughters.
Their eldest son. Matthew, was killed at
the I rattle of 1/orig island. The second
son, Samuel, was drowned m the Sus
quehanna, st M'Call'a Ferry, in a manly
attempt to save some of the passenger*
in a sinking boat. He was on the
shore when the flat went down, and
being a good swimmer be plunged in,
brought one person to the shore, but in
a second attempt he failed ; two of the
drowning persons got hold of him, ana
all three sunk together. The other
son and both daughter* were married
and all dead long since. To that family
and eipecially my uncle and aunt, 1
always felt a very strong attachment.
1 think they were more dear to me
than any relation I had, with the ex
ception of our own family. Fanny, the
youngest sister, was married to Andrew
Hazier, who owned a valuable profw-rty
in I-ancaster county, which he impru
dently sold, and moved to North Cro
iiaa, and was there inhumanly mur
dered by the tones during the revolu
tionary war. The family, 1 believe, is
all extinct, with the exception of one
son, who lives in Georgia, and who, ac
cording to in formation recently reccivi-d,
is a respectable, well doing man.
My father having sold his claim in
Chestnut Wrel, set out some time in
the year 1748 in quest of another resi
dence. He traveled up the Susque
hanna river to the Swatara creek, and
wo* nearly purchasing the plantation
on the south side of the creek, where
the turnpike road crosses it. Eighty
pounds, l'ennsyivania currency, was set
on the land, which was considered low
enough ; however, for some cause the
parties failed in completing a contract
and he continue*! his course northwest
wardly. He crossed the Susquehanna
at Harris ferry, where the town of Har
risburg now stano*. and traveled up
the Cumberland valley. He met a cer
tain Robert Armor, of Chester county,
from whom he purchased a warrant tor
three hundred acres of Isnd, including
sn improvement on the north side of
the Conodoguinnet creek. There term
inated bis expedition of discovery,
from here he commenced his return to
bis home, followed up by all necessary
arrangement* preparatory to bia remov
al to his new purchase.
My father was never a money making
man, nor does he appear to have been
very ambitious of honor, yet the two
following instances, both on record,
bear ample testimony of his goo*l stand
ing both in church and state. On the
settlement in Chestnut Level becoming
sufficiently numerous, they formed a
Presbyterian congregation, built a meet
ing house, and invited Rev. Mr. Thorn
to become their pastor. He accepted
their call, and in organizing a session,
my father was elected to be a member
of it and continued so until bia removal, i
Mr. Thorn's certificate of this eircum- i
stance is somewhere among my papers. ;
The second instance I would mention 1
is of a different character. It shows ;
that he was held in esteem by sin* j
who ranked bigh in the estimation of ;
the government. When very young 1
had noticed an old fashioned sword and j
an est-on toon laving up stairs among :
other lumber, and on inquiry 1 recollect'
my mother saying that her grandfather J
bad worn tba sword in King William's '
*"ny at tha battle of the Boyna, and
my father saying that he carried the !
Mr. Gregg came to Harrisburg in
1784, residing here about two years,
where be met his future wife. Subse
quently removing in 1789, to Penns
Vsiley (now Centre county). He be
came successively a member of both
branches of the legislature of Pennsyl
vania ; served in congress from 1790 to
1807 t chosen Cnited States senator in
1807, over which body he was vice-presi
dent pro Um. for two years; then secre
tary of the commonwealth in 1830 under
Governor Hei*ter; a candidate for gov
arnor, defeated by John Andrew Hbulxe
in 1828.
Hi* intellectual acquirement* were
eareftilly cultivated and he kept them
in constant training. He must have
bean in bia early manhood an imposing
personage, 1 remember him ae an aged
man, thin in person, full six feet high,
dreteed with scrupulous neatness, of
very agreeable address, every way a
moat courteous gentleman, whom the
youngster* who had aecured hia ac
quaintance esteemed highly. The temp
lation MM great that I cannot conclude
this notice without giving "the record"
copied from that made by Mr. Gregg :
" A hdr<w Gregg, ton of Andrew Gregg
and Jcao-Hcotl, hia wife, ww horn on the
10th day of July, A. l>. 1875, at the Man
sion houae, on the Conodoguinit, near Car
Martha, daughter of Gen. Jarnea Potter
and Mary hia wife, wa* bom at the Man
(iou houae, on Conocogeague, on the 10th
day of April, A. I). 1778, V „
Andrew Gregg and Martha Potter '►ere
joined in matrimony by the Rev. John
Huge on the 70th day of January, A. D.
1787. Their iaaue
1. Mary, born 8 No*. 178 ft, baptised 20
No*. 178 ft, |,y It*-v, .Jarnea Johnston. Hhe
w*a horn at Old Town on the Juniata (this
of courae meatia Lewiatown).
2. Jean, born at the Mnotion houae in
I'enna Valley, the 17 Feb rv, 1791, bap-
UM-d 8d April, 177*1, by Re*. Jarnea Martin.
8. Martha, born 7 June, 171*3, baptised
'"I "vpi'i 1 '"3, by Key. Jarnea Johnston.
■1 Kiir.a, horn 2 June, 1795, baptised 19
.July, 1796, by J lev. l>a*id Wiley.
Juliana, learn 26 June, 1797, baptised
27 May, 1799, by lie v. Matthew Stephen.
C. Andrew, born 80 No*., 1799, baptised
7. Jarnea Potter, born 28 April, 1802,
baptiaed in October, by Rev. William
ft Matthew, born 5 April, 1801,baptued
in September \jj the name.
9. .Sarah, born 28 January, 1807, baptiaed
by the tame.
10. A daughter, born 4 May, 1800, died,
buried at Sinking Creek meeting bouse,
( entre county.
11. Margery, km H Sept., 1811, Up.
tln-d by Ker. William Stuart.'"
Andrew Gregg died at JP-llrfiinte, 3>
May, 1835. This u the United State*
Andrew Gregg died at Mile*burg, 13
Mar, IWj". Tbi* i* the state senator.
1 be other two com removed to and died
in Virginia.
Martha was mother of Gov. Curtin.
Juliana, married General John Irrin
and died in 18&0, and in all her deed* in
variably spells her name "Julvan,"
J Ci.w in the reflection that the hulk
of tin* Republican cipher dispatches
'•re destroyed, and the wont of them,
the New York 7V.iW pilblilhet half a
I doaen which it thinka will bear an in
| noccnt construction, and makes an
i other great cackle. This little tele
graphic corre|>ondence, or so much of
it as is g ven out, was between those
pure-minded statesmen, 1). If. Cham
berlain and John Patterson and J.
Donald Cameron. Mr. Chamberlain, at
' olumbie. telegraphed to Mr. Patterson
and Mr. Cameron, at Washington: **Sit
uation alarming; Hayes' vote will be
lost unless help oom<-s within twenty
four hours; have Mackey sustained;
nothing else will save us."' There were
more dispatches from the same to the
arrie, all l/egging for "help'" and urging
"hurry," but, curiously enough, the
TViAvkc gives none of the replied which
wouM show, perhaps, the nature of tlisr
i "help" wanted and how much of it was
obtained. Certainly it was obtained,
for '•Hayes* vote was not lost. Per
ha|j it was troops; perbsps it waa
money; perhaps it was both. At any
rate the Republicans had the longest
pole, for they brought down the per
simmon ,—Pkil.iArtpkia Timet.
The National Association of Veterans
of the Mexican War met in RaJUmnre
on Saturday, tieneral Denver, of tlhio.
presided. The only business transacted
was the appointment of a committee to
visit Ms-lungton and press on Congress
the equity of their claims to be placed
upon the tension list. In the evening
tieneral James Shields delivered the
annual oration.
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