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£l)c tCcntrc A Semocral.
SHUWERT A FORNTER, Editors.
®lh (frntrr ;Hntmrnt.
Terms 11.51) per Anunm.in Ailvnnc®.
S. T. SHUQERT and R. H. FORBTER. Editor..
Thursday Morning, August 26,1880.
Democratic National Ticket.
WIXt'ISLD SCOTT HANCOCK, of Prunayltaula.
run tick pimidiw,
WILLIAM 11. KNuLISII, of Indiana.
B. Knituft Moiwixlnu, William 11. riavfunl.
I John Ulrrln. IA. Ovnrgr A IW.
Kdwin A l'ui, !'• A. M. Benton,
I Jutin M. r*ni|tljfll, IT. J. P. I.in Ton.
I. Oitlr* DaIM. If*. John S. Miliar,
V John N. MolM, l!. J. O. Sh\ton,
ft. K.I win Wahlou, 2". r M Ro#r.
7. Nit than C. JiiiiH'n, -1. I A. J. HnrDatum.
S tlrorgp KlltuTt, * hrl-t'|ihT Mutfi-t',
Junxw li Mi Mj urin, £l. Koliert MDiUm,
In. Alfrrt! J. \Kiriiu, Jt. Brmlfonl,
11. Ail-tui Uemnicer, lUrrv W. WiUuo,
12. Frank Turner. 2U. Swuml Oriflitli,
H. P J. Birmingham, '27. J U<m Tl >tu|<*4>tt.
It II K. lln tin,
Democratic State Ticket.
ma srrdKMK jvtuit,
OKOIIOK A. JKNK9, f Jffpr*on Coiiuty.
rod at hi rod i.tNkdiL,
ROIIKRT P. DECHKBT, of PhiUUelplil*.
OUR thank* are due to Senator \V.
A. Wallace for a copy of Stilson
llutchiu*' Political Manual a- well as
for other favors.
Sharon, the Republican Senator
froiu Nevada, who in his six years
term has ouly been in Washington
each year loug enough to draw his
pay, is a candidate for re-election.
His money bags may retaiu him in
IT is said Gen. Grant predicts that
the vote of New York will be given to
Garfield. Gen. Grant and his friends
are not much to be relied on in proph
ecy. They made a sad failure in
Chicago, and it will no doubt be equally
marked in New York.
The monument to the memory of
the late Oakcs Ames will cost about
SBO,OOO. The Boston Post says Gar
field ought to contribute about $320
towards making up the amount, hut
as he might want it "to go as a loan"
be will not be asked to do so.
Siierman'b stumping tour, since he
has held the purse strings of the gov
ernment, has been made in government
vessels along the Atlantic. It is now
suggested that in order to save the
campaign party fund, he now explore
Lake Kric and inspect the light houses.
Some wise Republicans argue that
if the Democrcay are successful they
will repeal the tax on whisky and
tobacco and thereby embarrass the
government < 'ertainly, the Republi
cans will not weep over such a result,
and the Democracy will have to stand
any embarrassment they bring upon
The German defections in the Re
publican party of Ohio are so num
erous as to create serious alarm to the
I)e Golyeritcs. The services of Hecre-'
tary Schurr. arc demanded to arrest, if
possible, a general stampede to Han
cock, but it is said the Germans are
not in Kchurz's pocket this season and
are likely to discount his effort*.
Wk have received from Hon. L. A.
I Maekey, of Cliaton county, four vol
umes containing memorial addresses
I delivered in the House of Represenla-
I lives upon the lives and characters of
Hons. John K. Leonard, of Louisiana
Frank Welch, of Nebraska, Terrence
J. Quinn, of New York, and Gustave
Hchleicber, of Texas, deceased mem
[ bers of the forty-fifth Congress. Mr.
Maekey will please accept our thanks.
We are more than pleased to see
that our friend J. C. C. Whalcy, Esq.,
editor of the Clinton Democrat, was
nominated for the legislature by the
Democratic County Convention of
Clinton on Tuesday. This is a deserv
ed recognition of the valuable services
Mr. Whalcy has rendered his party
and his exceptional fitness for the
position. He has been in the thickest
of the fight for many years and this
compliment at the hands of the party
does not come any too soon. He will
strengthen the ticket and will be tri- <
I umphantly elected. i
Garfield and Protoction.
| In the pending political contest,
t. i many ot the Republican orators ami
editors of Pennsylvania are becoming
exceedingly anxious to make the issue
of a protective tariff a lending one in
• this State, and with a view of forcing
public attention to the question are
earnest and persistent in their en
deavors to make a record for Mr.
Garfield that will be satisfactory to
. our mining and manufacturing inter
ests. Their effort in this direction is
one of the amusing absurdities of the
campaign, aud thus far their success
hit* not been at all equal to their
zeal. In the pursuit of their laud
able purpose they find difficulties
;in their way that are hard to
| surmount. For instance, the many
j votes given by Mr. Garfield in Con
gress in favor of a reduction of duties
u|N)ii foreign imports, and especially
those he gave to lower the duty upon
pig iron and to place coal upon the
. free list, cannot IK- reconciled with the
i theory of protection such as is advo
> cated by the friends of a protective
tariff in Pennsylvania.
It must he remembered that Gar
t field was the successor in Congress of
the celebrated Joshua Giddings, one
, of the notable men of his day, well
known for his extreme opinions upon
| the question of slavery. Next to his
1 pronounced views against African
slavery, he was also always an open
and avowed advocate of free trade.
I'pon neither question did he enter
tain half-way opinions. When there
fore the mantle of this distinguished
j predecessor fell upon the shoulders of
Mr. Garfield it was only natural that
! he should he in accord with the views
aud sentiments of the man under
I whose political teachings he had beeu
1 reared, and his votes in Congress show
that such was the case. As early a*
IXG4 he is found voting to reduce the
proposed duty on railroad iron from
M 0 to 60 cents per ton, nnd on the
fmal passage of the bill of that year
increasing the duties upon foreign im
port* he did not record his vote. The
bill of 1H64 increases! the duty on pig
iron to $!• per ton, and in 1870 Mr.
Garfield *|Hke and voted in favor of
a reduction of this duty to $7 per ton.
In the debate of that year Mr. Gar
field spoke as fid lows :
"As n abstract theory of political
economy FREE TRADE ha* many ad
vantage* and much can I* said in it*
favor; nor will it be denied that the
scholarship of modern times is largely
ON THAT Sll>K; that a large majority
of the great thinkers of the present day
are leading in the direction of what is
i callerl FREE Tit A OK.
Judge Kelley, the great Pennsylva
nia apostle of protection, promptly
entered the lists against Garfield,
denying the soundness of this view
and quoting from the writings of
Henry 8. Carey to show its fallacy.
In response Mr. Garfield again said :
" I detract nothing from the great j
ability and the acknowledged fame of |
Mr. farcy when I say that on this sub
ject he represents a minority among
the financial writers of our day. lam
trying to state as fairly as I can the
present condition of the question : and
in doing so f affirm that the tendency
of modern thought is toward FREE
Thus Mr. Garfield not only avowed
the advantages that free trade had
over protection a* an nbstract theory
of political economy, hut went to the
extreme of taunting the friends of
protection by asserting that the intel
ligence of the world was against them.
Two years later, in 1872, Mr. Gar
field still held the same opinions, for
he then voted in favor of the bill
making a reduction of 10 per cent,
on the duties of wool, iron and steel
and on all manufactures of iron and
These facts are all to be found in the i
official records of Congress, and they I
prove that Garfield not only spoke in I
favor of free trade as an abstract I
theory, but every time lie was called
to declare himself on the tariff he voted i
in favor of a reduction of duties, ex- i
cept when he opposed placing tea and <
coffee upon the free list. This, how- i
ever, was against the policy of the 1
"K4I AL AND KX ACT JUSTICE TO ALL MKN, OF WIIATKVkk STATE OE I'KKMAHION, HKLIGIOUS OR POLITICAL.
BKLI.KFONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, AUGUST •_><>, |HH.
protectionist*, who have, according to
one of their ablest advocates, " always
I insisted that tea ami coffee should be
f i admitted free of duty because their
. importation was not in cnru|>ctitioii
with any article of American produc
So well was Mr. Garfield's position
u|Min the question of the tarifF under
stood in Congress that when he be
( ! came the candidate of the Republi
cans for Speaker of the House, in i
1878, four Pennsylvania Republican
members refused to vote for him be*
cause they regarded liini as a free
trader who had merited the disliuctiou
of being elected an honorary member !
of the Cohdcn Free Trade Club, of
London. These gentlemen were John
W. Killinger, of libation, Judge
Kelley, of Philadelphia, and Messrs.
Errett and Havne, of the two Alle
gheny district*. In a letter giving his |
rcasous for refusing to vote for Gar- 1
field, Mr. Killinger said : "Mr. Gar
"field's record on this question (the
" tariff ) is well known to the country
i " and some of it ha* come under my
"own observation. I could not, there
" fore, pass it by a* insignificant or
. " unimportant. Without meaning any
"disrespect to him 1 am compelled to
"say that his status has been equivo
cal, if not actually hostile, to the
"opinions we hold in Pennsylvania.
" I have never found him to stand mputre
Those who are now engaged in the
work of pursuading people to east
their votes for Garfield 011 the grouud
that he is a protectionist can reconcile
these stubborn fact* to their claims if
it is in their power to do so. But we
do not believe that honest voters will
Ik- deceived by sophistry or subterfuge.
JOHN SHERMAN has made a Gar
field speech, and why should he not'
spenk for the bribe-taker ? Are they '
not "birds of a feather"—both equally
concerned in the larceny of the Presi
dency—both profiting corruptly by
the |Nisitioiis they hold ?—one in Con
gress selling appropriations at the rate
of $">,000, the other in the Treasury
trading for dines by deposits of the
public money in National Bank*.
Yes, it is perfectly in character that
John should speak for Garfield, who
bv his effort* a* one of the visiting
statesmen at New < >rlenns, and sulise
qucntly a* <>ne of the 8 to 7 eommis- j
sion, inaugurated fraud and placed
the means of boundless wealth in the 1
reach of John. Yet neither of them 1
are now happy. The people are tie- ; 1
manding settlement, and au honest, pa- '
triotic soldier statesman is brought
forward to sec that it is fairly made. (
As wa* to be expected, these honest j
speculators are not satisfied with the
choice. John objects to (ien. Han- '
cock on account, of his education, not- '
withstanding it was acquired by close, 1
j comprehensive study in the same 1
school, and on the same terms, in '
which the Hherman family, including j
honest John himself, were educated- j 1
It is true this school at West Point, '
besides sending out many very great j 1
and honorable men to do honor to the j '
country and protect its institutions i *
from thieves and scoundrels, as well as .
fftnn invasion aud wrong, has also
turned out a good many very mean 1
and scaly fellows, amongst whom may I'
be classed tome of those, who after 1
acquiring an education at public ex- I
pense, instead of going into the ser
vice of the country according to con- '
tract, resign and enter the slums of c
party politics in pursuit of plunder
and pelf, in the attainment of which s
no means are too base, no law or insti- t
tution too Mcrod to restrain their van- (
dalism. This class had a striking il.
lustration in 1876, and John Sherman 0
filled the bill. He now sneeringly n
refers to Gen. Hancock's education at I
West Point, at government expense, ■
and appear* to be incapable of taking h
in the fact that Hancook, besides *'
qualifying himself for eminent civil
service by study of the institutions of g
the country, kept his engagement! o
with the government and IIIIM rendered
service a thousand fold over all that
his education cost not only hy great
and heroic deeds in war, but by his no
. less brilliant recognition and support
| of the rights of the citizen in time of
THE Washington J'ott remarks
that in the month of February, 1*73,
the New \ ork Tribune was, as it now
is, an earnest organ of the Rcpubli
can purty. It was then, as it is now,
under the management of Whitelaw
liied. Ou the lllth flay of that
mantli the Tribune said : "James A.
(itrfi eld, of Ohio, had ten shares;
never paid a dollar; received $329,
which, after the investigation began,
he was anxious to have considered as
a loan from Mr. Oukes Ames to him
self." In the same issue of the puper
the editor said: "Well, the wicked
ness of all of it is that these men
betrayed the trust of the jteople, de
ceived their constituents, ami hy eva
sions and falsehoods confessed the
transaction to be disgraceful." And
on the 2lth of the same month the
Tribune concluded that "Mr. Ames
establishes very clearly the point that
he was not alone iu this offense. If
he is to be expdicd for bribery the
men who were bribed should go with
him." The question now is, whether
that newspaper was less likely to la
right wheu the occurrences were fresh
and the evidence at hand, aud when
there was no inducement to misrepre
sent, than it is now when the Credit
Mobilier infamy is an old story, and
when it is necessary to the life of the
Radical party to elect Garfield to the 1
ToK result of the deliberations of
jlfca GMMMI cow** Demorretir < 'on
i vent ion on Tuesday last will be hailed
i with delight all over this Congrcssion
'al district. The sturdy Democrats of
Clinton have honored themselves by
honoring Governor Curlin and the
thanks of I>emocrats everywhere are
due them for the emphatic and unani
mous manner in which they have pre
sented him for Congress. It is grati
! lying to sec that the vote at the pri
maries was unusually large ami that
this second presentation of the distin
guished gentlemen for Congressional
honors comes directly from the people.
The convention at Lock Haven on!
Tuesday ratified the choice of the
people and Gov. Curtiu wa placed in
nomination by acclamation. It now
remains for Centre and the remaining
counties of the district to come to the
front and do their share in righting
the great wrong done a great and
good man. In the meantime, all hail
"GENERAL" WOODFORD was intro
duced to his stalwart admirers at the
Republican meeting last night as the
man who had courage enough to go
to the South to prosecute the Chie
holm murderers. The trouble with
"General" Woodford is that he did
not have courage enough to go to the
South when Northern gcuerals were
needed in that section of the country.
It it very absurd to talk about the
courage of a paper general fifteen
years aAer the war.
KITIIKR the Republican Congress,
in 1873, lied outrageously about Gar
field, and spread the lies wrongfully
upon the records, or they must ac
knowledge that he is unfit to be Presi
dent of the United Htatea. Which 7
Republicans will please answer the
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NIKRTY cents a day, payable in
store orders, is the kind of protection
that some of the laboring men of
Centre county now receive.
—At our hour of going to pros* wc have j
only time to remark that tba Republicans
made a very creditable display last night ,
From a number of counts that were made i
along the line of march we can say they <
had between 900 and 1000 men in procee
slon ; but even that will not save two can
didates—ontf for President and lbs other '
for Vice President—with badly damaged 1
characters, according to the records of their '
own party, from defeat In November,
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! HIIKIUKKV BAl.ES. —Under the vigilant
administration of Sheriff Hpsngler, con
siderable property changed hands on the
first three days of the dales. The follow
ing list includes all sold up to Wednesday
:at noon. Further than that "deponent
Tract No. 1, located in Miles township,
Including a U-stury frame house and sta
| ble, sold as pronerty .- ; f H. K. Weirick, to
1 Henry Meyer, Jr., of Rebersburg, for SIOO.
I No. If, located near the Planing Mill
I I'am, known as liellufonle Press Company
property, sold as the property of Alfred
. Nichols, to D. H. Hasting*, Esq., for S3O.
No. 3, situated in Walker township, in
| eluding a two-story house and hank Darn,
sold as property of'H.TJ. Showers, to Jere
miah Swart/.,0f Ilubh-rsburg, for $.'5,206.
No. I, located on Willow Isank street,
including a two-slory frame house and sta
! ble. sold a* the property of John Cauip
■ bell, to Hainmon Bechler, for $1,130.
No 6, located in Howard township, in-
I eluding a two-story Irame house and stable,
j sold as property of Reuben Pletcher, to
lialser Weber, of How ard, for S6OO.
No. 6, located in Spring township, in
eluding two-story frame bouse and stable
belonging to George House) and Margaret
House), to L>. H. Hastings, Hup, for $lO6.
No. 7, located in Port Matilda, includ
ing two-story frame house and stable,
j property of K. 1). Cummings, to W W.
| Leech, of Boalsburg, for S3O.
No. 8, located in Potter township, in
cluding two-story frame bouse, store room
and stable, property of Daniel Durst, to
Aaron Durst, of Centre Hall, for $26.
No. 10, located in Benner township, in
eluding two-story frame house, prora'rty
of Uriah Wilson, to D. M. Lieb, for $26.
No. 14, located in Benner township, in
-1 eluding two-story frame house and stable,
•old a* the property of Mary Meyers, ad
ministratrix of Joseph Iltezsr, deceased,
to John Meyers, for slßll.
No. 16. located in Kush township, prop
j erty of Mrs. Patrick Donahue, aJministra
j iris, to Adam Hoy, Kaq., for $203
No. 18, located in Marion township, in
| eluding two-story Irame house, stable and
j two shops, property of Joel Kling, Jr., to
Mr. K. F.rtle, of Jacksonville, fur $846.
No. 19, located partly in Kush township,
Centre county, and partly in Morris town-
I 'hip, Clearfield county, including two
frame houses, saw mill, Ac., sold at the
property of Win T. Kirk, Esq., trustee,
to Jeremiah R. Harris, of Philadelphia,
No. 20, Ist, the buildings on the western
corner of Allegheny and Bishop streets;
2d, **Butt* Htuw • on eS'lWrn corned
of Allegheny and Hishop streets ; 3d,
j frame ware house and tenement bouses on
southern corner of Allegheny and Bishop
: streets ; 4th, lot of ground on eastern side
!of Allegheny street near the reservoir ;
; 6th, lot of ground on the western side of
| Allegheny street; 6th, another lot of 60
feet front on western side of Allegheny
street ; Blh, another lot of ground cxtrn<l
ing U1 feet on western side ol Allegheny
street, including two-story frame house;
10th. lot No. 112 in Central City—all the
property of Edward Brown, to J. L.
Bpanglcr, Esq., for $9,225. Also of No.
20. the tub, a lot located in Spring town
ship, property of Edward Brown, to Mr*.
Mary W Lion,for $660 Alsoof No. 20,
the 12th, a two-story double house,belong,
ing to Edward Brown, to Mrs. Catharine
Haupt, for sll2. Also of No. 20, the 7tb,
a two-story frame house, belonging to Ed
ward Brown, to Mrs. Mary M< Mahon,
No. 22, property of William Bhorllldge,
on Thomas street, to Bellefonte Building
and lean Association, for SIO6O.
No. 23, property situated in Liberty
township, belonging to John A. Stover,
to Casper Peters, of Eaglevillc, for $ 160.
MILLTART MOVEMENTS. —The following
order, indicating the future movements of j
the "bold soldier boys" composing the
Fourth Brigade, National Guard, will be
of interest to them and their many friends :
Ii KSIUV AHTKR* FOCRTII BRKIAIIR, 1
NATIONAL GUARD or PKXR'A. /
IlKi.t.RroxTE, August 24, 1880.
General Orders, No, 2.
I. An encampment having been ordered :
I by the Division Commander at Thomson
Station, (to be called Camp Alexander ;
Hays,) from the 7tb to the 13th of Septem- '
her, projrimo, inclusive, the several organi
zations of this Brigade wiii assemble for a i
tour of Camp dutv as indicated.
11. The Brigade Quartermaster will as
sign to the several organisations, as they
arrive at the Camp, lh ground to lie occu
pied by them respectively, and will give j
such general directions as may be necessa
ry to secure a symmetrical Camp.
111. The Annual Inspection will occur
during the tour of Camp duty and will in
clude a thorough examination of Company
Books, an Inquiry ea to the expenditure of
moneys received lest year end the proposed
disposition of the annuel appropriation of
the coming year, as well as the usual in
spection or Arms, Accoutrements, Equip
ments and Clothing. Special attention Is
directed to Paragraphs 3 and 4 of General
Orders, No. 10. Adjutant General's Office,
IV. Inspection and Muster end Pay
Rolls will be completed, so far at practica
ble. prior to arrival at Camp.
V. The time of arrival at Camp will
be so regulated at to secure the greatest
possible r'-Mill* from the tour of duty, and
it is hoped that every organisation will be
on theground by no later than noon of the
7th. The keeper of the Bute Arsenal with
bis assistants will reach Thomson Station
prepared to issue Equipage, Ac., probably
by noon of Saturday, the 4th. The seve
ral Regimental Quartermasters, with suf
ficient details for pitching their Camps,
should be on the ground not later than the
VI. The following Staff appointment is
William D. Wilkins to be Aid-de-Camp
with the rank of Captain, vice McLean,
resigned, lie will be obeyed end respected
accordingly. By Order of
Bam. GA*. JAMES A. BEAVER,
!>. 8. KELLER, AM t Adj't Gen'l.
TEHMS: £1.50 |M-r Annum, in Advance.
Th K Democratic Mketivo at Uvion
viu.k.—The Democracy of Unionville and
, Union township deserve great credit for
the demonstration of last Haturday even
ing. The meeting at that place was the
largest ever held in the town. The torch
i light procession was very fine and extort
ed many complimentary expressions even
from Republicans. In addition to the
local club of over one hundred, there were
, delegations present from lluston, Miles
burg and Hggs. Mileaburg and Hoggs
had one hundred and fifty torches in the
procession. After parading through the
principal streets, the meeting was organiz
ed in the square at the public school build
ing. The assemblage was called to order
by Chairman I'atrick J. McDonnell, and
the following officers of the meeting were
appointed : President, Samuel Brugger ;
\ ice Presidents, A. K. Uall, John Spotta
i and John Bing; Secretaries, K. E. Cam
bridge and S. K. Kmcrick. Mr. Brugger
opened tbc meeting with a few very ap
i propriate remarks, and introduced Hon. C.
T. Alexander as the speaker of tbe even
ing. Mr. Alexander tep|>ed to tbe front
' sod entertained the assembled mass of
people in a speech of great force and elo
quence. He discussed all tho issues before
the country in tbe present campaign in a
frank, able and convincing manner. After
Mr. Alexander had concluded Maj. ft. H.
I horsier was called u[on by the crowd.
I He responded to the call in a short speech,
which was well received, and the meeting
adjourned with hearty cheers for Hancock
and Knglish. A good result may be ex
pected from Bald Kegle Valley in Novetn
; her. The Democrat# are alive in that part
! of the county.
AforsT Court.—The following Cotn
; monwealth business has been transacted
; bv the present Court:
Commonwealth vs. John Dugan, mali
cious mischief. True bill. Defendant did
! not appear.
Same vs. John Seibert, fornication and
bastardy. Defendant plead guilty. Sen
vs. Herrv Ilockenberry, fornica
; tion and bastardy. Defendant plead guilty,
i ( SauMS vs. Char lea .Smith tcolered;, lar
-1 ceny. Bill ignored by tbe grand jury.
Same v. Abe Armstrong, fornication
! nd bastardy. Defendant plead guilty.
1 j Sentenced.
Same vs. Harry Warner, fornication
, and bastardy. Defendant plead guilty,
Same vs. 11. H. Montgomery, assault
and battery. Ikcfendanl plead guilty. Sen
Same vs. James Nolan, fornication and
bastardy. True bill. Defendant not ar
In the Common Pleas.—Simon Fried
j man vs. Daniel Chandler. Plaintiff suffers
Traverse jurv discharged Tuesday after
noon. Grand jury still in session as we go
J to press.
Hancock fax Aiikais or tiik Hiuii est.
!—A Presidential vote was taken among
| the passenger* on the C.4d a. m. express
train last Monday morning. The train
' consisted of six car* and carried>.SO£ jas
*engers. The following was the result of
the vote, which (how* a wonderful pre-
I ponderence of public sentiment in favor of
, the candidate whose record as a soldier is
i so superb and as a civilian so pure: Han
| cock, lb">0; Garfield. 90 ; Weaver, 86.
DEnicATio*.—The new edifice of the
"Church of Ihel'nited Brethren In Christ,"
situated on Buffalo Hun, Patton township,
Centre county, Pa., will be dedicated to
the service of God, on Sunday, Sept. 12,
1880. Services commence at 10.80 a. u.
All arc cordially invited to attend and
j witness the solemn exercises.
—The Hancock Legion of Bellefenta
won the universal plaudits of all who
saw them in the procession on Tuesday
night. Their beautiful uniform and unique
: torches; their soldierly bearing and pre-
J cision in march and their elegant appear-
I a nee generally captivated every body. AS
, Gov. Curtin remarked to them, they look
ed just a* well as they ought to. After tho
1 meeting they paid their respects to Hon.
R. Milton Speer at the Bush House, to
Gov. Curtin, who appeared in response to
their call, when J. L. Spangler, Keq.,
briefly addressed them. They then re
| paired to the B rockerboff House and sa
luted Hon. B. F. Myers and Col. Dechert,
and were addressed by Mr. Myera and
George K. Barrett, Jr., Keq., whan they
; marched like old veterans to their dab
| room and disbanded. We venture tbe
prophecy that they will not be eelipeed by
any similar company anywhere.*
—Yesterday afternoon tbe Republicans
erected a grand stand in front of the First
National Bank, and three arcbm on the
streets at the Diamond, preparatory to the
jubilee last night. We have no doubt their
j orators shouted themselves hoarse for their
candidates, but ft occurred too late for as
to give any particulars of tbe demonstra
tion, except that the areh* were not at all
ornamental. They looked more like signs
for a barber shop than any thing else to
which they can be compared.