Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 26, 1879, Image 4

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Lainnr and Conkling.
The interchange of hot words that
took plaee in the .Senate chamber of
the Uniteil States, between Seuators
Lamar and Coukliug, mi la.-t Thursday
tnoruing, seems to have been wanton
ly provoked by the latter. Conkling,
with his sneers and supercilious airs,
is nothing unless abusive and in-ult
ing, and since the beginning of the
present extra session the country has
lu-en regaled bv almost daily < \hilii
tious of his pompous and reckless as
saults upon metulcers on the majori
ty side of the Senate. Towards the
Southern Senators he has, throughout
the eutire session, pursued an extreme
ly harsh and ungentlcmanlv course of
conduct, with a view probably to fo
ment jiersoual strife and keep alive
sectional bitterness, and the wonder i
tiiat his indecent assaults, exa-|>erat
iug iuuendocs ami cruel taunts have
lieen borue so loug with patience ami
moderation. Whether the severe re
buke he received from Mr. I-amar
will do him any good remains to be
seen. We fear that he has indulged
in had manners so lung thut he is in
corrigible. The scene Thursday morn
ing is well described by the Hurri.-liurg
J'atriot. That journal says: "In the
midst of the debate Senator Conkling
broke out in a violent and wholly un
provoked tirade against the Democrat
ic majority in which he denounced
them as sneaks and frauds, and es|s -
0 cially charged that Mr. Lamar liad
lieen guilty of had faith in getting up
the Mississippi Levee bill and then
voting against an adjournment. The j
tone ami manner of .Senator Conkling
are described as having been wild
and violent in the extreme, the inspir
ation doubtless having been largely !
drawn from the basement of the capi- !
tol. When Mr. Conkling sat down
Senator Lauiar very calmly arose to
deny the charge of bad faith, nml ac
cused Conkling of a falsehood which
lie repelled with all the contempt
which he felt for its author. To this
Conkling retorted by denouncing La
mar as a " blackguard, a coward and
a liar" if the language was meant to
impute to him a falsehood. Lamar's
prompt reply was that Conkling had
understood him correctly, cloe : og with
the stinging remark : "My langunge |
was such as no good man would dc- :
serve and no brave man would wear." j
Such was the scene as faithfully re
corded by the reporters. There was
not the slightest provocation for the
violence of Mr.Conkling. Mr. I,amar
bad a perfect right to call up the bill 1
which he had in charge and he had a
perfect right to vote against adjourn
ment as long as he chose without lc
--iug called to account for his action.
Conkling was a wanton aggressor and
for provoking this quarrel he will ob
tain little sympathy for the blow
which be received from the quiet and
courteous Henator from Mississippi.
Like a braggart he rushed into the
quarrel and he cau now get out of it
at his leisure. Mr. I/a mar is one of
the last men in the Senate to violate
the rules of (mrliamcntary propriety,
and his excuse will be found in the
suddenness and violence of this as
sault. The truth is that two or three
Kepublicau leaders of the {Senate have
| been unable in this extra session of
the Senate to accommodate themselves
to the change in the political situation
in that body. They cannot realize
that they are in a minority, and they
are as insolent and overbearing as
when they led the majority of the
Senate. Conkling and Blaine, as rival
lenders and enemies, have vied with
each other in efforts to excite partisan
applause by violent appeals to sec
tional animosity and prejudice. While
accusing their political opponents of
the worst designs they have been the
foineuters of sedition and violence
from the beginning of the extra ses
sion when they found themselves no
longer at the head of the majority of
the Senate. They have sought out
every occasion to provoke a personal
conflict with Southern Senators n-< a
means of ministering to the hatred of
ignorant and stupid partisans. At
last Mr. Conkling has swaggered with
out provocation or pretext into insult
ing a fellow Senator, and he has met
with the rebuke which he deserved.
This 1 i .-son may have the effect of im
proving his manners.
Federal Iliatory of tho Past, in
Contrast with tho Proscnt
Iluyes' Votoes.
Written F->R LH* <'*RRU* I>EM-*CRNT.
Tho ohjivl of tho Atm-rican Conittitution
wiw to pcrpotUMtc tho liberties of tho people
: who established the Union of State*. The
| !minor* of that inntrument wolf know thn'.
when n Statu i* divided int<> parties, what
political imposition* may f-o committed
• von in the name and under the assumed
I authority of majority of tho |>eoplo, and
therefore endeavored to prevent them-- they
understood human nature. The languagi
they have used i* plain, simple and perrpioa-
CIOIM. There i* no occasion U>re*orl to the
rule* of eon-tn tion to (1\ it* moaning
It explain* itself. Ilut a uur|<er may bo
placed by lif. *tu)wart con*pirator* in
the l're*idvntial chair and jo rmittod to
officiate in that capa fty l>y the indulgent -',
if not cowardice of a timid p'-ople, who
*hould have contended for th- ir political
right* nml lite rty in cho<>*ing their J're*i
| dent. |f they had, Mr lit.ve- n M-r
would have le't-n the noting K\e< utive nml
dit tutor. In the Gubernatorial contest in
our own State in lsdS, between (ton. I'--r
--tor and '<>* littner, the | •j !e by n do
cided majority of their vole*, elected David
K. Porter a* their Governor. The ballot
hue* prviclaitiusi that the people hntl tri
uuiphcd, hut a con*pirucy had been entered
into by the loader- --f the Whig, now lb -
publican party, before the election, nml
after the election there exiited n fixed
determination to deprive the people of their
t'ongri -men, Senator* nml Kepre*inlative
ttf the City nml county of Philadelphia,
and the Democratic party of it* elected
fiovernor, and place in their *tcad mi-n
who had heen defeated bv the people.
Tlinddeu* Steven*, the leading chieftain
of thiapbdnf trcni>n ngnin-t the right*
ami elective frnm hi*e of a majority of the
j-eople, pxp--t.sl every mi-mb-r of hi* par
ty in the le-gUlaturc to *u*tain him, and
wo find him writing secret letter# to cer
tain member* previous to the meeting of
the le-gi*lature, and among others, the
following to John Mnntdiu*, a Whig mem
le-r from Union county
"ilxßHltllt'Ro, fk-t'-ber ?!>, IS.'.S.
Dear Sir— 1 am much gratified at your
election. I hope you will be here* the
Friday before the m-s-ting that %ce may all
art loylhrr. \\ •• shall have turbulent
time* at the opening of the House, but we
mad be determined not to give an inch.
Please come then and let us consult with
friend*. Yours,
This *•< followed by a circular from
Thomas H. Burrows, Secretary of State
under Gov. liitner, "to the friend* of
Joseph Kitner," concluding in these word* :
"Ist ms treat the elect tan of the ninth in
tant, a* if tre had not heen hen fen, and in
that attitude abide the result
["No one can fail to s.-e how strikinglv i
alalagous these treasonable proceedings are
to those resulting in placing Hayes in the
position to per|-iuate the power of treason
by the veto."]
Gov. Kitner we find sustaining Ih'u rev
olution, issuing an order as Cnmmander-in-
Chief of the armies of the State, to General
R"l*ert Patterson, dated fith December, :
1838: "You are ordered ami requested
forihvith to call out from your command,
Ac. and march them immediately to the seat
of government." Gen. Patterson complied
with this order and marched tho Ist Di- j
vision P. M., to Harrisburg, and on ar
rival, report* to Gov. Kitner the presence
of the Ist division at tho seat of govern
ment awaiting further order*. In the
meantime Gen. Patterson made a thorough
examination of the position and on tho
10th December, 1838, wrote to Gov. Kit
ner as follow* : "1 take plrasure in stating
from my own ptrnmnl oheerratinn that there
was tranquility during the night and not
the slightest impediment thrown in tho
way of the troops in discharge of their
duties. I am also gratified in being able
to report to you, that from information
communicated to me, I believe thecitiaens
of all classes will use every exertion to
preserve that order that now exists," and
ask* permission "to order a portion of Id*
command to return to Philadelphia." Gov.
Kitner answers this of the same date and
ay*: "1 will accordingly consult with tho
monition* of the legislature on tho subject,
nml if they concur with you in bclioviiig
that n part of your coiuniHti<] may bo tils
pcnsud witb, I hIihII gliully issue tho nec
essary orders." (Jon. Patterson in reply to
Gov. ltitnor of Hnnio date suy* : "In regard
to tho latter part of your letter, in which
I I am desired to state "ax an officer and
i citizen of Ponnsylvania," the nurnbor of
men which I shall undertake to "preserve
tho public peace at Hnrrlsburg." 1 beg
leave to reply that my official station at
present under the (''institution and lawn,
|is a military one. In that capacity I am
subject to the order of the commamler-in.
I chief, and ready to quell an insurrection.
! Allow me respectfully to state that mere
j violations of the public peace should be
| prevented or punished by civil authority ;
until it is ascertained that they are unable
to accomplish those objects the military
should not be called on to |erforrn that
duty." Here Gen. Patterson found no
' riot, no rebellion, no insurrection, no dis
turbance of the public peace among tin
citizens gathered at llarriaburg. He found
them quiet and peaceable, yet firmly pro
testing against the usurping conduct of
Kitner, Su-vcns, Penrose ami others invud
ing and subverting their rights, abrogating
and disfranchising their chosen representa
tives. At thi- imp riant cri-is, tin- I).-ino
■ ratio citi/.>-ns at liarrixhurg, with eharae
teri-tie regard for the right- and liberties
"f tin- | pie, when menaced cither by in
vasion from without or em roa< lum-ntx of
degi-nerato sons from within, manifested
at the outset a proper, but riot h-s deter
mined spirit of resistance against tile eon
summation of intentions so revolutionary
aml daring, like their fore-fathCrs of 17TO,
formed then, elves into a "Committee of
Safety" to defend their constitutional
rights as freemen, (ten A Dillor was
cbosen chairman and the result of the
peaceable and llrrn altitude of that com
mitter will ever pr the gratifying fact
that a- champions -if the pes,| !c, they .
• c-sfully maintaim I tie- sacred prim i; h ■
of republicanism ami liberty again -t the
eombined efTorts of usurp r- ami conspira
tors, Bided by the strong bam] of military
power. They saw t!n-se intiirreclioni-ts or
ganic • tlo ir *j iri .us I.' g datura, erecting
their government in d- 'lam e of the (/ insti
tution and laws of the Commonwealth At
this important crisis, John M uiU lius, a
\\ big, but an honest and fearless repre
sentative from Union county, wb > uj"n
tho invitation of Steven-, attended some of
the meetings of the polite nl insurgents,
was dissatisfh-d yvilh their revolutionary
proceedings, left, and on I,lth December,
1 -oH, called to tee Gov. ltitner, and then
met Stevens, who rs-jsortcd tsi (J..v. Kitner,
"that toine of our men are turning trait
ors." The Governor replied and said he
would not give way. Mr. M -melius left,
and informs*! G--n. Slur levant and Mr
Muth-r, 35 hig ne-mbs-rs from Luzerne roiin
ty, what hasl taken place, and thess- thn-o
men a) j '-are l and were worn in a* mem
hers of the duly elected I-cgislaliire. The
"Committee of Safety did not lay aside
that vigilance which is n- e- ary t -guard
thss people in |>ss'-sbin "f their roii>titu
tiona! liberty from the bold ds-predati'-n of
the artful sj.ib r an I intriguer on the
watch tss • ncr- s h s>n popular rights, until
they saw Kitner, Stevens A (Jo. foiled in
their attempt to overawe ami intimidate
the free els* tors of the Stats- Thus end 1
what is termed the "Ru-k-shot war,"
leaving the f-siple in the full enjoyment > f
their State rights. Ssv> Report of Com
mitts*- of Investigation--Montelius' Kvi
d'-nce, page tcj.
In 187" we find President Grant stealth
ily sending Units*! Stats-* marine* to attend
the election pd' at Philadelphia to a**i*t
the Republican party, intimidate the b gal
voter, and aid the baßot-aluffer to carry
the election in favor of his political parti
zans in contempt of State rights 1 his is
one of the prees-dents Mr. Hayes adverts
to in hi* veto message*, a violation of the
Constitution and laws rsf the Common
wealth. s\t this time John W. Geary *a*
tho Republican Governor of the State, and
as soon as he wa* informed of this insult
and outrage to the State sovereignty—in
terdicting the ezerrise of constitutional
privileges unprecedented in the history of
our Stale, exercising arbitrary power with
out right, grievous and insulting to free
citizens, dangerisus to the common liber
ties, and incompatible to the Constitution
of the l*nitc*| State* and of the State, en
tered his protest and demanded their re
moval. Gov. Geary, likn the Repreaenta- |
lives before roferred to, besides being a ;
partisan, could not forget that he was alto
an officer of the Commonwealth, under
oath, to see tho Constitution and laws
faithfully executed, in his message-to tho i
Legislature of tho 4th January, 1871, calls j
the attention of tho Legislature to this at
tempted invasion of the Slate by the mill- j
tary power of tho Federal Government in
the following well chosen words :
"The employment of Pnited States troops
at elections, without the consent of the
local and the State governments, has re
cently received considerable attention and
reprehension. Ilia regarded as an inter
ference with tho sovereign rights of the
Stales, which was not contemplated by the
founders of the general government*, and
if persisted in, tnusl lead to results disas
trous to peace and harmony. The practice
is one so.serioui in its character, and so in
jurious in its tendencies, as to merit prompt
consideration, and decisive action, not only
by the General Assembly but by Congress.
One of the complaints of the colonists
against the llritish King was the oppres
sion growing out of the assumption of this
power. They said, "He has kept among
us in times of peace, standing armies, with
out the consent of our Legislature and,
what Is especially pertinent to the case in i
point, "He ba affected to render the mili
tary independent of, and superior to, the
civil powers." The alleged authority for
tbo Use of troops, at our Stale elections, is
derived from trie tenth section of an ait of
Congress, approved May lit, 1870, entitled
"An Act to enforce the right of citizens of
tile United States to vote in the several
Status of the Union, and for other pur
poses," which authorizes United States
• marshals to call to their assistance, "such
portion of the land and naval forces of the
United Slates, or of the militia, as may ho
necessary to the performance of the duty
with which they are charged, and to insure
It faithful observance of the Fifteenth
Amendment to the Constitution of the
United Stales." lint it must he a foried
construction of this law that will justify
the presence of armed national forces Ht
our places of election when no tnteasity
I exists therefor, and where their presence
;is calculated to provoke collision. Willi
a good President, the exercise of the pow
i er referred to might have no injurious re
sults,-hut in the liunds of a hud man, gov
erned by [H-rsoiial ambition, it might prove
exceedingly calamitous. Unconsciously a
good President might he induced to em
ploy it wrongfully ; a hud one would he al
most certain to use it for hi- own advance
ment. Under any circumstances, in my
opinion, it is unsafe, and antagonistic to
the principles that should govern our re
publican institutions. At the la-t October
election United Stales troops were station
ed in Philadelphia for tin- avowed purpose
of enforcing the election laws. Tins was
done without the consent or even tin
knowledge of the civil authorities of eith
er the city or the Slate, and without anv
expressed desire on the part ol the citi
zens ; and a* fur a* can he ascertained,
without existing nci'-"*ity. From a con
scientious conviction of its iiii|M>rtniicc, 1
hove called your attention to this subject.
A neglect to have done so might have l.. n
construed a* an endorsement of a measure
that meets my unqualified disapproval.
The civil authentic, of Pennsylvania have
always been, and are still, comjx-int to
protect its citizens in the exercise of their
elective franchise, and the pro|s-r and only
time for United States military fort*-- to
intervene, will I*-, when the power of the
Commonwealth is exhausted and their u.d
is lawfully required." *
PAt 111 k Remit.
The I'oeomoke Tragedy.
1.1 I.LIE 111 ER rot'Ml lifll.TV t>l M*N
ALU '.lll EH.
S\ow Hill. June 19. —The jury in
the case fit Llllle Iucr lor the ilol|||> .'lc
of hlla llearn came into court at 1.1
tin* morning. The court house was
crowded, but the stiHto-** of death pre
vailed when the prisoner entered, b an
mg on the arm of the sheriff The
panel was called, and in reply to the
question of the clerk the jury unnounc
• I I hat they had agreed upon a verdict.
Granville Stokes, tin* foreman, when
called un*wrrcd "Guilty of murder with
r<--"miueiidation to the mercy of the
Judge Wilson informed him that the
verdict must b forma), and the reply
must not be guilty of murder, but guilty
of manslaughter. Tho formal answer
wa- made, but before the clerk record
ed the verdict Mr. (Jrisfiel I. of counsel
for defense, demanded a |>11 of the
The panel wa* then called and the
formal answer of guilty of manslaugh
ter until the name of F. iward I". I'iuscy,
tho eighth juror, wa* called. He an
aweied distinctly, "Not guilty." That
reply created a sensation in court, and
appeared to atfurd relief to many in the
court house.
Judge Wilson then said as the jury
had not agreed they would again have
to retire to further consider.
The jury then retired to one of the
jury rooms in the court house, and sub
sequently to their room at the hotel.
Lilhe Ihier occupied the same seat
withm the tar where she sat since the
trial In-gan. She remained apparently
calm, hut was suffering severe nn-ntal
emotion, and a few tears trickled down
her checks. Her father and sister Ma
tilda sat by her, as they have since the
trial hegan. The jury notified the court
tb tan agreement had been made at
11:10 a.m., and they were summoned
info rourt. *
After the panel had been called, anil
in reply to tlie usual question, the jury
answered that they had agreed, and the
verdict waa "Not guilty of murder and
guilty of manslaughter."
Mr. I'urnel demanded the poll of the
jury, and they answered a* their fore
man had answered. The shentr then
took charge of the prisoner, and the
court took a recess until 2 o'clock.
At 2 10 r. a. M>* I'ucr was brought
into court for sentence. The law per
nuts either imprisonment or fine, nml
in view of the recommendation of the
jury to the mercy of the court and the
tact of the prisoner's previous good
character, the court imjo*ed the highest
tin" which the law provides, which is
♦ B*l. Miss Duer sat like a statue while
the judge addressed her, and the only
emotion visible was a rapid contraction
and relaxation of the muscles of her
face. Alter sentence the sherifT took
charge of the prisoner, but she was not '
taken to prison. Her friends will at
once pay tbe fine, when ahe will be dis
Anticipating ( ailed Ihind*.
The following circular wm issued
Thursday from the Treasury depart
ment: "Notice is hereby given that the
department will redeem, without rebate
of interest, the outstanding 5 20 bonds
of the United State*, consols of 1867 j
and consols of 1868, embraced in the
94tb, 95th and 96th calls maturing July
3 and I, next. These bonds embrace |
all the outstanding unmatured six |x*r
cent, called bonds." The amount of
bonds embraced in these call* is $61,.
072,100. The amount of five per cent.
10 40 bonds, maturing between July 9
and July 23, is $184,260,100. After this
period the entire refunding operations
of the Government will be brought to a
close, and unless the holders of the
sixe* of 1881 will voluntarily otfer to
exchange their bonds, no more bonds
can be called in until the sixes mature
in 1881. When the present refunding
operations are completed, which will
not be later than August 1, the amount
of the four per centa. outstanding will
bo $711,022,000. The four per cent,
bonds outstanding January 1, 1879,
amounted to $198,100,000.
A Tour or the World.
j an zvamizlizim; car-TV with a mo tent
j from lbs Philadelphia R
Home time next spring a party of
1 preachers and exhorlers will |i. MV this
city on an evangelizing tour of tho
world. The movement is being engi
neered by a number of Methodist
preachers, at the hood of them being
, tho Kov. J. K. Inskip, editor of the
('Am linn SUtrulunt. The movement, how
ever, i* intended to be purely unde
nominational, and representatives of all
religions faiths are to be invited to join
with the party. The evangelists will
take with them a tent capable of rc
commodating ho me two thousand wor
shippers, From here they will go to
Great Itritian, whore they will visit all
the prominent towns. Thence they
will visit several continental cities, pass
through Kgypt and the Holy Land, on
to India, where they will lie assisted by
Kev. Mr. Osborne, an Ameriean minis
ter who is now laboring in that country,
l-ront Italy they will come to California
and hold meetings across the continent
back to tins city. The necessary funds
are to he raised by subscriptions.
The Trade Ibillur.
the imrsK passe* tiie iui.i. poa its ex
change roa iiir. leu a l dollar.
Kjrw ml '|t*jmi< }, f/j (}, Tiiio
Washington, June 19.
Alexander Stephen*' b II t*> exchange
tin- trade dollar for the tatidard dollar
was passed by the I!oue today after :i
short debate. Mr. Stephens, who is
chairman of the coin*/re committee,
made the closing speech. 11.- argued
that the government would be benefit
"d by the exchange, us it Would receive
a dollar containihg -120 grains of silver
for one containing hut 112j. The bill
as pa-sed t.-ads a* follows :
lb* it enacted, etc.. That tin-Secretary
of the Trersury shall cau-e to I e #•*
changed at the ')>•• . • ury and at all nil
Treasuries of the Unit, i States 1* g.l
tender stiver dollar- for trad, d< llura, at
par, provide*! the weight of said trade
I dollar has not !<••• n |.-dtic. .1 below tho
standard weight arid limit of tolerance
| rovided by law f. r the single piece ;
and aboil rwooin the told trade dollars
into legal tender dollars as now provid
.-■I l.y law ; and shall atop the further
coinage of tr.i ie d'.ilar- provided, that
trad** dollars recoined under this act
shall not be counted a part of the coin
age *.f silver r*-quir<-d by set of Febru
ary 2-*. I*7* ami provided further,
that trade dollars that havelseeti "chop
perl or restainped f,,r circulation in
• 'iniia or other foreign countries shall l*-
excluded from tin- pro* i-ions ot this act.
Gn a I'ar Mlth the Member*.
From Ik* ÜbGMlif N** f-t*
Some of the cJ<-rh hanging about the
late State Legislature *e*-tn to have tx*en
al>OUt on par with a portion of the mem
Ix-rs of 11* at body tin m*elves. Through
tlie rarelsssne** of one of them tiie
President Judge of La* haw anna county
was deprived of three months' salary,
simply l-cau*e tiie clerk who trans
cribed the biil neglected to insert an
amendment covering mat amount of
pay. Another one of these inefficient#
left a bill in hi* desk that appropriated
s7".<*si to an insane asylum at Pittsburg,
instead of taking it to the House, a* he
should have done. Four years ago this
same institution suffered from a some
what similar blunder, tiie messenger
who was convey mg it from one cham
ber to tiie other having lost it. It seems
to have become riecesvary to keep a*
vigilant a watch on the clerk* a* on the
mcml*ers themselves, and even then
they manage to do a goxl many things
thai display a plentiful lark of efli
Washington** Headquarters.
5 vLt.tr Forge. June 19.—The cere
monies attending the laying of the
corner stone of the old headquarters
occupied by Washington at this pla. e
•luring the memorable winter 1n77 8.
opened at sunrise this morning with a
salute of Um guns. At an early hour
trains began to arrive with excursion
ists from '.he interior, and though the
crowd is not so great as at the centennial
celebration, it is a perfect jam in and
around the hoadvuarters. The military
display wa* very fine.
tjuite a di*ap|>ointment was fell on ac
count of the non ap|>eflrance of Senator
Bayard, who had t-eon select d as ora
tor of the day, but who could not crime
on account of Uongrrs still being in
session. Kx Governor Pollock was there.
ii|K>n chosen to fill the |>o*ition. which
he did in his usual creditsblu manner.
Kansas and Her Senators.
Pmtn lh Alrhi>b pAltbii.
I w *Jim Lane; he fills a sui
cide's grave. There was Pomeroy: a
thousand years wdi not efface his mem
ory. I here wa* Ross; he dared to do
right, and—well. Ross wa* spurned hy
; his party, an<l died a political death.
1 here waa Caldwell; driven in diagrace
from the Senate, he rests now in deep
oblivion. There i* Ingalls; he is on
trial, and the end is not yet. There
was Harvey, |*oor old Harvey, so far he
low mediocrity the world has forgotten
him. And there is Plumb; a current
*tory of him (toe* fo fill up the measure
of our unenviable fame given tis by our
Kansas senators.
The Heaviest Man on Karth.
Kft*m RmkHIII
John Powers, aged about SO years,
and whose weight is over seven 'hun
dred pounds, drove up to the FMU
office at noon today and desired this
pa|>er to state that the report now in
circulation throughout the country that
his sister, weighing eight hundred and
eight pounds, is dead, is erroneous.
Mr. Powers stales that his sister Is just
as well as she ever was and is gaining
steadily in flesh, and he it confident
that both himself and sister will tip the
beam at 2,000 pounds in the course of a
couple of years.
What there is left of the National
party will meet in State convention at
Altoon* on thu 15th of July.
In the Orovo.
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MlriUd Ui Uhi jroot)(ful \mAy snd mimi.
fr'<ju-fit |4r ,w e*< urWn MIL) *iu4r #fl Uy ilmim*
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fkwm* from high mrchwMy,
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to tin- Ifalad lr,
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fur lit- jiraJaM #• w<#uM U*tow ,
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la th' lf , arid lli# .
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RirJi r Immt; tu#> 'JUj.l*;,
A44in* h. th* tr vrydvrf gf*-*ti
Till all thing* I ' M-toth th#> rra-ti.
Tbnmffti til*. I#-aw-, th#- *jfi wind rt *u
Making in. I .!. ** not#*.
W huU*rr> >th thl> hovwr
< Mr not what tta; !*• the hour j
A Ult)- fli#-* *• only mv
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Ou <i tliitijf *• #- tail agrew—
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Democratic County Convention.
Pursuant to the .all of the chairman,
th.- < .lr• f'ounty Democratic Conven
tion aid at th. Court House in Ik-Ucfonte,
on Saturday, Jun 21, IST'.'. William
Hamilton, K- ( , in the . hair, called the
ooaveatloa toorA rat 1.49 o'clock p.
ami am. .r • 1 tout lir.t .rd<*r of hu
in<- <>uhi l- to . all the roll and make
-iih-tic.ti< Th' re w-r<-prox-nt in per
"ii, and by • .h-tit,jt< , forty-seven dele,
The chairman then announced that the
• ■•nv' ntioti wnij I |.ro c-ed to nominate and
elect IMO K. pr.x-ntalive delegate* to the
J.eio K-ra; State Convention to be h< Id at
Harri.hurg. The following nomination#
were made :
Cyrus llr in ard "f Miles township,
Jo.ej,h lt". of Spring "
T. J. Dunkle of Kuh •
.1. A. M.Clain of it"gg "
I*. V. Ilo'.t rf of K.-rguwin "
Before the ball t wa-taken Mr. T. J
Dunkle, of ltu>h withdrew hi# name. The
result a- folio*. :
Cyrus Brurngard received U-'t vote#
Joseph Ike. " (t "
J. A. MeClain " 84 '
i' F. Bottorf " • 12 "
T J. Dunkle " 2 "
WhereufKin'J. A. MeClain and Cyrus
Brumgard were declarad elected.
Th- C nvention then nomiijatsd the
following j- rwins a# Senatorial Conferees
to ch.K.M- a S< r.atonal Delegate to the
-eme Convention:
Frank Kennedy of Harris township,
F. !' Museerof JVnn "
K C. W.Kids of Spring "
John U Sankey or Vottcr "
A. .1 Driest of I'nionvillc Borough
J. II Dobbin# of Ikdlefonte
The ballot resulted as follows :
Frank Kennedy received 8 votes,
F. I'. MusM-r " 36 •
A. J. driest " 83 "
J. 11. liobhin* " 37 .
K. c Wrds " 10 '
John O. Sankey " )$ •
'Whereupon F. IV Muster, A J. driest
and.l. 11 Dobbins were declared elected.
The I .invention then adjourned sitw dU.
The delegates w ore not instructed by the
Wilbi a K Brkl'Kß, ( • Srrr *^ ar * r '-
PusTis.l THL.S nr TH* ROADM!**. —
The following very important law pass
"d both branches of the Isegitlature at its
late session :
SBCTIOW 1. That any person liable to
road ta* who shall transplant to the side
of a public highway, on nis own premises,
any fruit, shade or forest trees of suitable
sis.", shall he allowed by the Sujrvisor of
r.mds, where r<>ads run through or adjoin
cultivated fields, an abatement of h road
ta*, one dollar for every four trees set out;
Init no row of elms shall lie nearer thvn
-evenly feet, no row of maples or other
f'-rest trees nearer than fifty feet, except
ha ut, which may be set thirty feet afiart ;
ami no allowance, as before mentioned,
-hall be made unless such trees shall have
len set out the year previous Vv the de
mand for such abatement, and are living
and are well protected from animals at the
time of such demand.
S*<\ 2 Any trees transplanted to the
side of the public highway as aforsssaid, in
the place of trees which have did, shall
bo allowed for in the satrn manner and on
the same conditions as in the previous sec
Sk. S. No person shall be allowed an
abatement of nis highway lax as aforesaid
more than one quarter of'his annual high
way tax, and no one shall receive an abate
ment of tax for trees planted previous to
the pasage of this act.
B*c. 4 Any person who shall cut down,
kill or injure any living tree planted as
aforesaid, shall jwv to the supervisor of
roads as aforesaid, 4fly cents for each and
every tree cut down, killed or removed,
and to be collected as other laves are now
—The semi annual inspection of Com
pany B, Fifth Regiment, National Uuard,
made last Friday somewhat lively. The
"bold aoger boys" walking about in their
blue uniform! reminded one of the time
when "Johnnie came marching home."
Eleven came in from Woodward "with
their alnrtling drum nnd fife, waking the
living to fiercer life while members of
the company came from Curlin and How
ard. We understand the company Dum
ber* seventy-five in Ucllofonte.