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    vtiloota geporta,
Towanda, Pa., Thursday, May 2, 1378
lir. A INCA t RErt - ni.tcati, STATV.I.COMIIiT•
147.., MA un, Ant - to - : ti. March 27, 1875.—tn pursuaoce
of a resaat lon of the Republican State Cnultnittee,
alinpteffat a meethag.held In Harrisburg!: this day.
a lterublfran State Convention .(to be eoni))osed 14
delegate' from each genatorlal and Representative
district to the number to which such AiSltict t.
entitled in the Legislature), 15 hereby called to
meet In the city of Harrishurgis, at 120'clock, tiooll.
on VrEini ESDA 1 - „N1 AY 15Th, /r 5, for the pur
-10.,.e. of non:lusting One person for Governor. one
-per - Non for Lieutenant-Governor, one pen.on for
: , ecretary of Internal Affairs,. and one per,on for
Judge of the Supremo Court. .11y orber of the
kA P. WitsoN. Chairman
.1 oiry A. SMELL.Seerct*l
l'ur=uatit to a m.oluttion passed by the ftepubli..
caa Contily.Couiptittee, al a tneeting . held on Tues
day, April 16,7ri, a special convention of the Re
yit,lte3n party will convene at the-Court, Siouse,in
Toiratula Borotigh, on TUESDAY, MAY 7th, In.S.
at t r. vt. for the purpose of eleCting THREE
DELFG ITE' to represent Bradford County in...the
R.-publican Stair Con;•entlon to convene at Har
risburg otiWednestlay,"%! t ay IS, WM, ratifying the
t.enaterial Delegate elected to said State Cottrell
•lon by Wyoming County; and for, the transaction
of any other business that may come \ b efere the
Oronventlon. •
Ity the same authority the Committees of V 10-
lauoe of the several , ,election• districts are hereby
directed to calla primary or delegate election ''for
pelt respective disttlctit, to be held on SATUIL
pAY, MAY 4th, 1875•,_ next, for the purpose of
electing by ballot, two delegates to represent each
pf .sahl districts' In 61.1 County Concentirn. The
,delegate ele'ctlons In the townships shall be organ-
I red at a o'clock' r.'st., and kept open continuously
to the close, which shall-be at 5 o'clock -P. St. Tor
tie boroughs the said delegate erections shall be
franize , l :it 7 o'clock r.'sti., - andkept open conttn
ume,ly until the close, which shall be at B o'clock
The rotes'shltif ttren bs etionted, and 4,iin re
sult ce C rilfled by tIM °Meer* to !fie Chairman of the
said p otrention, and a copy (tethered at mice to
the 'relegates.
A runlyia—Daniel Webb., Simon Sherman, An-
I r,..w St•ward. . .
Aiter--4;en II Werb, G W Carman, Jeff' Long
Born'-11 11" ,F
Athonsi,wv.—F E Weller, ..intuel OTenshire, li
Hank Iln.wii..
A•yliun—lnt:epli A Hornet, BC M logos, R Her
Albany—L D Sterig,ere, Daniel IIron•u, J T Ile%
ted. •
liarelay—C 1' Moore, r W T 144.7. J Eldred.
lioro*--J y Rice, E A Evarts, John
Weat—.l B Mcßean, 9 Il Ballard
Tilos Blackwell.
Twp—. 4 G S Travis, A
(hew llr~eitte.
canton Bam'—F A Owen; d S Theodore
canton twii--Watson Freeman, [teary kattison.
(; W Wertherl.y.
Columbl3—.l D Won, H x fiergelon, a IL Wat-
Frankttn—JameeC itAgeway, Stem? McKee,
James. 1 , MI-011.
l.raU ❑lc—Adam Innis, Jl. Ferguson, John V ro
man. -
Ilerrlrk—Q T. Stead, James IT Hurst, E
It Palmer, H Holevmh, Wesley
H T W Iftlnk, Al)
Claslier. •
N ti (xldlng,l P Carle, J 11 John
Monroe Itorti—A Lloyd Rockwell, M Ro
John bootee. '
Monroe 'lvry—Dwight Dodge, N Northrop, Jr, C
L tlult. ,
( frentt Creek—F W Reit% David Gardner, Al
v 111 ltirtutyr , . ,
I 'rwell—/IL cav Thomas H Smith, Frank John
tiverton—Jante4 Molyneanx, Fn•d lleverly, Al
fred stret.vs.
l'lke-1. A Bosworth. S B Canfield, Josi; rani.
Itidgehorylt MI Meat!, E A Cooper, Mex Stnr
!tome It. ro'—Cory.lon Barnes, M . ll Towner,
Rome Twp—Joslah. Berton, J E Catlett, S N
sar,--Chlts Wheelock, john A \Vold worth,
mouth Wavt•rfr —1) 1. 1 , Clark, yi Mn 11 lalkuer,
~ e l3lloeld—N W Waldron, Waiter Phillips, F
spclilgtleit—Tlicodnn! Wilder,f_dson llnrkneSs,
lian, Bii , lcy.
s, , utti Cro•k—DT llitdryth, S L Ttinturson, Geo!
Sylvania—Finley Yunnan, (;co 'Monroe, Leander
I:ri;Wkry. 1
Shesliccoln—W in Snyder, G 1. - Gorton, Isaac L
T,..:ug. - -' • .
Sisintirng Stuno—Wtn Bostwick, W Stevens, Guy
Brown. ....
T‘•try--Toilathan Terry..l Dyer, ti,llownian.
Towanda Twr--Jaines Hale, Leroy Boum°,
Torrapda Is,d/.•—Flrsl Ward—C-1) Passage, Jas
II T t,:sem;
Towanda Itorti—Second,Ward—W Keyser, Har
ry fl ray, I) II Lyon.
Towanda Hone—Third Watd—J II Orcutt, %V
W S Vltteettt,
Tm‘anda.Nurth—Reuben DeLong,, Win ululth,
(tllrei• Newell. '
Tno: Itur,e-11 M SP:olkm, D Lamp i an, Wm
Troy TlT—John Hunt, MJlton Plerce,M U Loo-
Tli, , rarora—Wiu Shumway, Goy Lnuloreanx, Hal
~CS'H•r—llenrq Mingo, Geo 11.orley, AnclrewiNtor
Warrvn--11111es'Prineo, ilowell llowell, .1 1) Kin
iVI-o,lharn—Geh AVbeaton; Ebert. White', Gen I
taxi ie I ICC. . ;
Wilmot St Clark, Daniel Ely, F. Meek.; Jr.
NVellr. , ;.llorrls Shepard, Win Ile'yea, Wthdohn
erm, ,
Wyalusing—Vi :, , ..graves, Geo S . Hornet, k
Wyst;x-4 B Mods, 1. T Lent. L Shores.
11. STII Err ER, Chairman
.In4i'it M. ELI, Secretary.
'Tie primary, meetings for the Sc-
lrction Of delegates to'the convention
to asseMble.ou Tuesday next, will be
held o{L Saturdayf afternoon and eve
- ping, Every Republican should -be
• present and see, that the best men
are selected for delegates. The coun
ty is unanimous for pao,w, and 4 del
egation should be sent to the State
Coni•ention who inn do him the most
good. Believing that his nomination
is -for. the best interests of the party ,
in the State, all mere:personal preju:
• d l ices should be forgotten in the ef
fort to secure such a result.
NEXT TcESDAY is the day appoint
ed for the election of a County Su
perintendent of Schools of this coun
ty. We sincerely trust the directors
may manifest, sufficient interest in
• the matter to be present. If our pres
ent schOol system is to be continued,
it is important that not only superin
tendents but. 'directors and 'parents.
ender . ready and willing aid in
-carrying Out, the law. We believe
• t
the 'superintendency an effective
means 6f elevatinCthe standard of
,education in Our common schools:
but much depends upon the fitness of
the ottic'er, and directors will be held
responsible by their constituents for
the Manner in which they discharge
' the dot? of selecting'a person to fill
the position. Therefore, no director
should stay at home, on Tuesday
. A little scrutiny of the Florida de
velopments of fraud in thS Electoral
vote kis served to. reveal the fact
that the "testimony" or-"confess-
ion-" is as worth. *s us such crimiu-
ations usually are, the suborned pre
' iinctiou of.knaVes to aid . a sehenie
which has no warrant in law and rio
justification in, equity. It ,is believ
ed in, Washin,4on that by all the
frauils alleged ' and actnal in this
Electoral vote = count , tills Florida
developinect is the most arrant piece
of effrontery in crime and political
cliicancry *country has As yet been
called to consider in disgust. The're
are those in Washington who hetievet
that the . Florida" gelfacculers of
irinm have been induced to idiow
the statement to go out ass means
Qf sul t Ketip g I.3talit t 9 ridicule and
contempt, and that. at the proper
time, this canard will be exploded.-
Be this as it may, the development
does not seem to intimidate' any one..
President HAY Es enjoyed himself in
Philadelphia, serenely contemplating
the vanities of his Quaker City ad
mirers, and partaking of the sutnptu
ons hospitalities of the Union League,
as if the sky. above the White House
was as peacefully blus as the', dells
and / glades of - Fairmount Park.
$. W. Az.vonn.
THE .Arf/US of last week announ
ced with . : - great flourish of trumpets.
that Col. j ) IOI,LET had addressed the,
'Greenback Club of this place, and'
enrolled himself as a member Of the:
Club. His membership was short
duration, ,as on Friday evening last,
after a spirited discussion the Co
loUel .Iwas unceiemoniously kicked
out of the organization, with the in
timation that the members do not
' propose to become the "at's paws "
'to haul out Democratic chestnuts for
.any one. haVe no sympathy
with the Greenback movement, but
the club certainly deserve credit for
their independence in rebuking the
greatest political demagogue that
ever cursed any party. .
t t
Now tbe Col lel wanders about
moodily, i i nusin( to himself,
- .lf so, .ii I'm floor for,
I woroirr what 1 was begun for."
The ilr'ous editor must be careful
that his p;ans to secure a nomination
for "rar do nut meetrthe same fate
The Pittsburg Mont la , ?rcial-Gazelle
after a careful examination into the
conditioU, of the iron trade in that
city and xj;icinity, sees encouraging
signs lof doming 'prosperity in the•
fact that out of twenty-two ironworks
_which came under its observation,
only two were idle. It says 4 The
present state of business is signiffeant
The volume of trade is vowing -larg
er, and the quality of goods manufac
tured and purchased seems to be dif
ferent. Merchants are buying care,
fully, and though at small figures, yet
liberally and intending to pay. Let
business go on as it has done the last
two months, and, the good times that
have begun will continue till we
reach a good and safe condition.,
A DISASTROUS strike is in. progress
among, the English cotton factory
operat!ves. At Blackburn only 5 ;
001) looms are working out of a total
of 52,000. PauperiSM is becoming
,manifest among the poorer classes of
operatives, such as weavers who are
without funds. The strike is on a
falling market, however, and cannot
succeed, though it may last long
enough to t ause the most serious
distress to those who engage in it.
THE sale of the Eric railroad,
which took place last week, has been
confirmed by the Court. The - price
paid was V),509,000. to
mortgages fur about fifteen millions.
The new company have vindicated
Mr. JEWETT'S mAkagement by select
ing him.-as-Pre dentof the organi
Trt E: summary manner in which Col.
PIi)LLET was ejected from the Green
back club has caused several other
gentlemen to "tremble in their
boots," There isn't IVso much en ,
thitsiasm as there was among the
eloquent orators who have been out
enlightening (?) the people for the
past few*niOnths.
TIIE House of Representatives at
Ifarrisburg have finally resolved to
adjourn on the •24t1► inst. The people
would have been just :Ls well pleased
11ad Ott event occurred 'on the 24th
ult.; but let us be thankful. It is
tisiitte to our Senator and Members,
t 6 State that they have favored )‘ an
eafly adjuormnent. • .
Juput: St.% .. Lox . , .who was last \ fall
elected Presi- Pa Judge of the Lu
zerne distric has. already displayed
his entire ul jiess for the' position:
Mid if half '.. at is charged against
him is`true, snourd be impeached. IS
7 7
takes.advantmge of - his position to
punish his political 'opponents. "
GRow can
votes in
other. can
old Wzt.m
least thre
him than
his compe
/t f
Tux last' 4VIIS contains an expla.
nation of le silly and divusting
squibs regarding Col. 0 vEaros which
have apperred in that sheet - for the
past few weeks. " I'a" is a candi
date, for the- Greenback nomination.
"No deenyed politicians wanted,"
is the motto of the GreenbaCkers.
"Too old and antiquated f )l sayi the
editor of the Argis. Now where
can the Colonel go'.
Chief of Police CULLEN, of Read
ing, sues the Pniladelphia andßead- .
ing Company for $lO,OOO rewartl coy
the arrest of thel)ridge-burner rioters.
THE anticipated repeal Of the
bankrupt law,. 'has caused a great
rush of business in that direction for
the past few weeks. .
.THE Green-backers have given.
.notie:iithat their organizdtinn is not
44 ) 4
an. Nr disappointed pOlitieal
Jr Is now conceded that Gnpw is
the - .-strongest matt named for the
Republican nomination for Governor.
TuE -delegates from Delaware
County to the Republican convention
have been instructed for
PHOSI;IiATE of line, has been
4iii3efirdreit in blrge . quantitie3 in .
Kansas . . .. ' •
ran says
ii more
:Lan any
give at
.otes for
any of
It Ole inner circles of Demo.
cratie patty, 433 y a' the Harris'biarg
Telegtyph, there is ayery
dds struggle pending on the subject .
of the Democratic nomination for
Governer and Supreme Judge. <lt is
not so much a:question as to what
man - shall receiv=e these dubious Lon
ors as it is what leader shall dictate.
their bestowal l It is a struggle for
personal prestige, in the course Of
which the masses of : the pemocratic
party are treated like so many dumb
•beasts of burden, while their drivers,
the leaders in question, chaffer about
the honor, emolument or prestige
there is to be gained from the service.
of -those who bear the load•. along.
Senator WALLACE thus far has the
advantage of energy and position. He'
is a natural fighter, tenacious, Übi
quitous and unwearied in ding what
he undertakes._ lie has literally
LESS their inferior fellows otfthe
field, and will control the Pittsburg
convention, defeat the well laid plans
of BARR, IroraiNsA Co. to gobble it
when it convenes: . The outlook is
proinising for DILL. If the conven
tion met to-morrow WALLACE would
control it for DILL as.easy as he con
trols the Pairiol in the same inter
est. This is now felt in all parts o
the State, ano particnlar - ly in - Phila
delphia,. where Senator WALLACEjs a
much stronger man -than .Sam RAN;
DALL. There is character in WALLACE
lie alwayi tights like a fighting man;
no trilling, no putting in blows for
mere. 'displays •of adroitness. He
hits to hurt all the time, and that's
the way to win. But he leaves pain
ful wound's on an adversary— Hence
Senator WALLACE'S triumph this year
may give him Sore trouble in the.
years to come. But -he does not
think of that, acting on the old ax
iom that sufficient 'unto the day is
the evil thereof.
The opinion is becoming too prei
alent that there is little difference in
the principles of the two great par- .
ties, and that an election now has
little significance aside. from the con
test for office. The bareful reader
of : CongressiOnal proceedings during
the past four months, however must
be constrained to a aChnowledge that
there is great (Imager to be feared
from the accession of the Democratic
party ito _power. The New York
Tribune which' has, exhibited a de
cided leaning toward what has been
termed reconstructed Democracy for
the past few years, now sounds, the
alarm, and presents some strong rea
sons why the Republican party should
continue to rule this country :
"Secretary Sherman,-it is said has
improperly asserted that the restora
tion of the Democratic party, to pow
er is " the only danger that really
threatens our public peTti;e and
safety." It is even said, that• Mr.
Sherman cannot possibly believe this
and must be insincere in' saying it.
Patriotic and able Democrats. are
named, by way of proof that the
country has nothing to fear from
the advent of that party to power,
anti it is somewhat rashly asserted •
that " Whenever the ascendancy of
either:party is actually and positive
ly a menace, to the public peace an
safety, then the days ,of liberty re
numbered." But. Mr. Shemin is
entirely right in•this matter, and his
critics are palpably in the /Wrong.
There was a time, not more than
seventeen years ago, when the as
cendancy of the Democratic party
would have not only .a Menace to - the
public peace and safetY but an inevi
table and quick disunionovith result
ing War, endless - and merciless, bet
ween.smidered se /Mons. •
Secretary $ man wisely refuses
to forget that hue. In sonic degree
the Democr is party his changed
its: cobsti ent elements, but the
same con rolling spirit remains. It
is ruled y-the , South, as 'it was be
fore tie war. In loose and jocular
plir. e the South -is said to be " re
coil trusted," but it is absolutely im
pfssible, to /name the Southern states
an who dares, publicly to disavow
the idea for which the South was
said to ,fight. Southern statesman
come. back into the Union because
they cannot help it, but not one of
them ventures to - -denounce the oh.
jests of the war, or to say that on
the part of the South - it was wrongly
fought, or to say that the. South will
not seek in peace, and by means of
its political power, the very objects
it mistakenly sought to.gain by war.
Until the South has changed, achy
should its tool, the. Democratic party
he thought to have changed
, in pur
)ose or character
Secretary Sherman need not go
back further than the opening of the
present session of Congress Co prove
that the Democratic party threatens
our public peace and safety." . The
attempt to set aside the Settlement
of the Presidential question, and .to
reopen that most exciting and dan
gerous controversy; is made by Dem
ocrats only, has the support of not a
single Republican, and obviously
threatens the . public peace and safety.
The effort to rob creditors of the na
tion, by making its bonds and the
interest tbereon payable in depreciat
ed money, _unquestionably threatens
the credit, 1*(1 therefore the peace
and safety of the country ; and it is
made mainly by DemocratS, and
would doubtless_ have succeeded it
there had not been a Republican
President.. Pour-fifths of the Dem
ocratic members of Congress are in
flationists, and of their thousand
schema every one threatens the pub
lic peace and safety, and-the success
of eaeh and all is to-day prevented
by a Republican Senate or a Repub
lican' President.
More lies behind, as the vote of
the House on Monday proves. No.
body can guess how many millions
may be voted . away, if:the Democrat.•
is party gains the , power. -_ Seven
millions on Monday—why? Because
the South wanted three milliohs or
More, and was willing to
with hungry members from other
sections. Can, anybody guess how
many millions the House would have
voted, if there had been a Senate to
match? Thal, there are Southern
claims, for losses during the war,
readers of the \ Tribune know: Does
any one suppose that these claiTs
would • he forgotten:pr generally re,
jected, if tpe Deuperotie party had
power ? All theie eipenditures and
claims threaten the public safety,
twang° bankruptcy, ill come if they
are gratita They threaten the pub
li6 peace, because disorder, and re
slstadec to law, if not actual disunion
will follow whenever the Nation is
financially crippled. SecretarfSher ;
man 'told nothing but the - truth.
Democeatie rule means now, as it
did aluring the war, peril to, the.
Union—peril to its credit, its pros
perity, its peace and )ts safety.
NO other man in the South is so
universally revered or looked up. to
as i'Err DAvis, notwithstanding all
the hypocritical professions of repen
tance and loyalty of the southern
,Should the democratic par
ty, gain ascendency in 'the nation,
DAvis will be one of the leading mem
ber. 4. That; the poeople of the north
mayundcrstand the " true inward
ness " if the ex-President of •the con
federancyOve append a letter written
by him a few days since to the Me-
Morial Association: • •
"Let not any of the survivors uu-
pugn their faith by offering the:peni
tential plea that they believed' they
were right. * * * Let posterity
learn by this monument that
commemorate men who died in a de
fensive war ;that they did tnot-=as has
been idly stated—submit to the arbit
rament of arms the questions at
issue—questions involving inaliena
ble rights inherited and held in trust
for posterity,.but strove for the State
sovereignty which : their fathers left
thern,,and which it was their duty,
if possible, to transmit to their
;dren. Let this monument teach that
heroism derives its lustre from the
justice of the cause in which it is
'displayed, and let it murk the /litter
mice between a war" waged for the
robber-like purpos'e of conquest, and
one to repel invasion to defend a
people's hearths . and altars, and to
maintain their laws and liberties
Such was the war in which our he.
roes fell, .and theirs is the crown
which sparkles with the gems of pat
riotism and righteousness, with a
glory unditnned by any motive of
aggrandizement or intent to inflict
ruin on others. We present them to
posterity as examples to lie followed,
and wait,seeurely for the verdict of
mankind when knowledge shall have
dispelled misrepresentation and de
lusion. It is not, unreasonable to
ItlSpe that mature • reflection,. and a
closer study of the political history
of the Union may yet, restore the
rights prostrated by the passions
developed in our long and bloody
• war, if, however, it should be other
.• Then tnnn our heroes' gfares shalt ensue,
In mournful imies the A TIMWer fit :
Anil, If our children mind ohey, '
They twoit, Lut, thinking on our . day.
• Twill fess deliase them to subtnit.'•
SomE New York correspondents of
a Boston paper lately astonished PIS
readers by the statement that/the
property of -Trinity Church /New
York, was worth .t least $7O 00,000,
that it owned several thousily d houses
in the lower part of the city, the ma
jority of which was occupied as drink
ing saloons or used for other disiep
utable put poses. This has bought
out General John A. Dix, one of the
Vestryman of that / parish; and Treas
urer of the corioration. In a com
munication to / the " Chore/in/on " '
states - . that ,the entire property of
Trinity Church, from which it derives
revenues,floes not exceed in value
s7,ooo,ooo—one tenth of the sum
stated ,y the cori - espondent in clues-
Lion, hose communication, has been
generally copied by the secular press
and by portions of the finti.Episco
-1 i.iilian religious press. The General
/also denies and the police commis
sioners of New York, after a thorough
examination sustain Ws denial, that
any of the houses owned by the.
_Church are used for improper pur-
poses. 'Every lease granted contains
covenants by which the tenant agrees
that-the premises granted him shall
not be so used. •If he violates this
agreement, his lease is forfeited. For
our pa we 9gret, that Trinity
Church corporation has not seventy
instead of seven millions of property.
It is one of the' noblest charities in
the country. Ali its income is ex=
familial in the most judicious manner
and not only Alleviates the condition
of the poor in the parish in which it
is located, but its influence is felt in .
nearly every parish in the city of
New York. .
TUE Republican County Conven
tion that asseindled .in this borough
on Tuesday last, to select Delegates
to" represent the party in the coming
State Convention, was quite a spirit
ed affair. Interest centered in the
passage of resolutions instructing the
Delegates upon the Gubernatorial
question. The friends of ProPesspr
Wichersham were particulaey active
in pressing.for what they were pleas
ed to term a "complimentary vote"
for that gentleman, while the friends
of Pr. R McClellan, who was a can
didate for Secretary of Internal Af
fairs, was squally persistent in asli
ing that the Pelbgates should be sent
uninstructed in his interest. Col.
Hoyt had a few,zealous friends, but
the sentimont of the Convention was
decidedly against his- selection as a
candidate. One of the caritlidates
for Delegate to Harrisburg was. de
feated by a very few votes by a friend
'of Prof. Wickerseam, because
he was believed to be an earnest
friend of Col. Hoyt. The friends of
Mr. Grow were in the ascendant, and
-his nomination would unquestionably
give more satisfaction to the Repub..
Beans of Chester caunty, than any
other gentleman yet named.--41meri
can Republican, West Chester:
is true, there are a 'great many idle
persons in -the country—more than
there have been for years—probably
more than there ever were before ;
and this is a misfortune that cannot
be. overlooked. But it is a fact,
which unquestionable statistics dem
onstrate, that notwithstanding the
presence of thii great body of unem
ployed persons, we are_ supporting
ourselves and sending abroad $170,-
000,000 more values than we buy,
showing that' we are paying debts
to that amount every year, whereas
eight years ago lee were buying and
going into debt for $100,000,000 per
annum more than we sold—Phila
delphia Times.
WASHINGTON April 341.--Minister
FOSTERN letter, ofllcialy recognizing
the Diaz government,.gave assurance
that he would omit no Wort to se.
cure satisfactory adjustment of the
pending questions, and re-establish
friendly relations. The Mexican,
Minister of Foreign Affairs replied,
expressing satisfaction, and stating
that the recognitiou was the first
step towards a proper understandint'
between Op tWo republics.
Ilmatisnima t 'Aprll I N, 1818
As the correspondents of certain news
papers in Philadelphia Sad Pittsburg,
boiling over with a disposition. to furnish
sensational reading , without any regard
whatever to "being - correct or truthful in
their staterncuts,when referring to the pro
ceedings of the Legislature, have recent
ly been, most grossly misrepresenting the
Speaker, and charging him with. - conduct
entirely unbecoming antonorable, impar
tial presiding officer, it is proper that a
few words of explanation be made, to the
that justice may be done on honest,
intelligent gehtlethan, whose manner of
discharging -the onerous duties of the
; Speaker's chair will compare most fayor
ably With that of any of his most ilitistri
It is charged by the Manufacturers of
sensational stories that the friends of the
anti-freight- discrimination , bill made a
bargain or had an understaiiding with,
the friends of the Philadelphia recorder
by which the former members were
to aid the-1:1 , 1er in gettineSenate amend-,
ments to their bill through the House,
and in return, that;the advocates of the
reCorder„bill wouldagree . to the holding
of a special session to consider the act to
prevent discriinination in Carrying
freights. This agreement, it is alleged,
Mr. Myer was cognizant of, and permitted
it to be understood that he would assist
inlearrying it out by recognizing a mem
ber-ou Friday, the Inth inst., for the pur
pose of enabling him to offer resolution
fixing a special session of the. House, as
above suggested. Although it is not spo-
Many charged that the Speaker was a par
ty to any bargain or the kind, the meaner
course of implicating him by base Innen.:
do is resorted to, and he is reflected upon,
for not giving the'friends of the anti-dis-i ,
crimluation bill a fair chance. On Friday
of last week, the date indicated as the
time the resolution fixing the special ses
sion was. to be - offered, i& is alleged the
Speaker would not recognise or give the
floor to any friend of the discrimination
act Or representative from the oil region,
and that they were thus prevented from
getting their resolution before the House.
A reference to the official proceedings as
published in the Legiobitire Record No.
233, clearly establishes the fact that the
Speaker did his whole duty on the occa
sion ..ieferred to most fairly and impar
tially, and that:there is not the least foun•
dation for the - charpes made by any of
these sensational newspaper correspond
ents..: :
From the Record, a copy of what. i:
herewith enclosed, it will be seen that Mt!
Stewart, of Lawrence, a protninent w 5 t-
- ern member and a friend of the diserimi
nation bill, when, on the 19th ins ~ the
order of original resolutions was called,
arose in his place-and offered a re. lution,
as already noted in this correspondence,.
providing for adithitial sessions on Mon
days and Fridays. This *Solution was
entertained, when a number of members
endeavored to persuade ,him to withdraw
it, which he refused to / do, and after the.
tjme of the session until the hour of ad
journment :wag occupied in-fruitless effdrts
to carry it throughit fell. During all the
time this resolutidn 'which -related to the
fixing of sessions was before the House,
no member n7de any motion to amend it.
Had the hie dsof the antiAiserimination
bill been z s wideawake as they migh
have beenor fully posted in parliamen
tau tactics. they could , have offered a
ftamend lent that at the_sessions provide(
kr it' Mr. Stewart's resolution the cim
siderittion of their bill should be first; in
of -if a majority of the House had so
decideA the matter would have thus been
/reached%tpd the object they desired would
have beeraocomplished. . It was ielno
sense the. duty of the Speaker toicave the
elmir.and inst7t or direct members as
to what they co id - or should do". Messrs,
Billingsley, Jackson, Everhart, and other
members who aro well-known friends of
the pet measureof th oil men, frequently
had the floor, while the resolution ti*ing
sessions was pending, and could have
"got their work In," as the slang phrase
goes, if they had been qui& enough to ,
see their opportunity. Thet attempt,
therefore, of Hariishurg letterritere to
hold the Speaker of the House :resps:ble
for the neglect or failure of that body to
arrange a special session for the purßose
mentioned, have nothing in them what-
ever, - and will utterly fail to do Speakm
Myer an injury.
- As. an additional proof that alit talk
about a bargain, is sheer nonsense, well-
known fad, may be stated, that the mem
bers from Allegheny, Lawrence, 31crcer,I
Warren, Beaver; Somerset, 'Washington
and other counties knew nothing of and
had nothing to do with any suararrauge
ment. These gentlemen voted steadily
for the recorder bill—before the discrimi
nation bill came 'from the Senate aud af
terwards—Lc:Taus° in their -judgments it
Would add half a' million dollars, to the
State revenue frOM the whisky businrss
in Philadelphia, and also because it was
a party measure.
The House held a session on Monday
evening of this week, but no bwiness of
special importance was disposed of:
number of appropriation bills were passed
second reading, am! an unsuccessful effort
was made to tix a,sesslon to consider the
discrimination bill.
The first session h the Senate this week
was held on Tuesday mornii.g, when, as
the number of Senators in attendance
was limited. only a few bills were consid
ered on second and first reading. .
in the house on Tuesday a motion-Was
made, which was agreed to, to . rebOnsider
the vote by which an act authorizing the
appointment of ' wornen,prison inspectors
was defeated on:third reading. After a
brief discussion-the bill passed the lions()
finally ; yeas 114, nays 41.
The greater portion of the -da'y was de
voted to the consideration of a private bill
for the 'relief of J.
Late in the afternoon a vote was reached
on the bill, when it was lost for want of
a constitutional majority • yeas 08, nays
74. This vote has since been reconsidered,
and the bill amended and laid over for
final passage.
At this session an act to establish
boards of arbitration to ; settle all ques
tions of wages and other matters of vari
ance bet Ween employers and employes,
was passixl
An act to provide s for the current ex
penses of the board of public charities by
appropriating st.fl,Boo for the year 187 g, ,
and also to pay the deficiency for the year
commencing June 1, 1877, was passed
finally. The. passage of this bill was vig
orously opposed bya 'lumberer members.,
who expressed the opinion that instead of
appropriating money-to pay its e%pens ,
the board should be abolished, as it wis
an ornamental and costly institution rattlli
cr than a use'ul ene. .
In the Senate at the morning session on
Wednesday, • 'House bill to prevent. the
sale of articles of traffic or merchandise
within ono mile of any camp-ineeting held
for religious worship in this State, was
passed finally; yeas 37;.nays O. ' •
At the afternoon session, the following
House bills pasied , the Senate finally :
A supplement to an act to prescribe the
manner iu which
.courts may divide bor
oughs Into wards.
An act making an appropriation of
$200,000,t0 the State hospital for the in
sane at Warren.
An act prescribing tie mode o f fi x i ng
the salaries of county superintendents of
c o r nmod schools; with an amendment pro
viding that the law shall not apply to 'anyl
school district unless a majority of the
school board shall have accepted its pro
visions, Under this act, which has passed
both branches of the. Legislature, the sal
ary of. the Bradford county superintend
ent will be $l,BOO per annum. ,
In the House ea Wednesday moining a
motion was made to proCeed to the con •
sideration of a resolution for final adjouip
mist on May 24th. The motion was not
agreed to. .
Bills on second reading were considered
during the remainder of the morning ses
sion and until 5 o'clock in the afternoon,
when appropriation bills were taken up.
An act making an appropriation of
$lOO,OOO to the Normal schools of the
State was passed finally and sent to the
Senate for concurrence.
The consideration on final passage of a
joint resolution proposing an amendments
to the constitution,. reducing the number
of members of the House Of Representa
tives to 150, occupied the attention of the.
Senate for nearly the entire morning R:8-
Edon on Thursday.
Among the ablest efforts in favor of the
adoption of the resolution was that triade
by - Senator Davies. His speech, 4hich
was clear, forcible and to the point, was
entirely extemporaneous, as his Speeches
always are, and made a most favorable
impression upon. the Senate. - " •
At the conclusion of the discussion the
resolution fell for want of a constitutional
majority, receiving only i 4 rotes, TtAi
Republican Senators generally voted in
the affirmative, while the Democrats, with
one exception, voted - in the negative. A
number were absent when the. vote was
taken, and it is probable With a fuller at
tendance a motion to reconsider will pre-:
rail. _
At the afternoon session of the Senate
ou Tlwsday, tivo lions° bills 'passed final
ly, as billows .
'A supplement to an act, entitled "Au
act to authorize the acquisition 4j the
several counties of this ntwealth
for the Use of the county bridges erected
over rivers, creeks and rivulets, and for
the abolition of tolls -thereon, approved
the `nth day of May,' A. P. designed
to *end the•tlird section of. said act,
and also to ainerht thb first proviso of the
fifth section of skid act, so that not more
than $15,000 shall be pahi by any one
'county for the 'purchase of any such
bridge." -
'An 'pet authorizing and empowering
the etniik•of common pkias of the several
counties in this Coilllllollwealdi roc:flange,
alter, and direct the mode of preparing
and keeping indices in the
of record in said county, and for prepar
ing, milking and substituting new indices
for old indiees or parts thereof.
in the House on Thursday oearly alit
the morning session was devoted to win- i
sidering on second reading an set fixing
the salaries of Ihe judges of the several
districts of the Commonwealth. Thu hill
passed second reading with an imitaidnient
cutting down the salaries of the city
judges. ,
Local and appropriation bills Were co(i
sidered .on second reading in the II Use
in the afternoon.
The Senate met this morning at ten
o'clock, but owing to the small/number
of Senators present, bills on third reading
were passed over, Sonic half Ozeti House
bills, local in Charat!ter, roised .second
reading, when the tieuate.. ftitr a, session
of about 30 minutes, itdj tuned to meet
on Tuesday /evening next. - •
In the. House this Morning the friends.
of the bill to prev6t discrimination in
freights finally succieded in getting a res
olution through liking, it the special or
der on second vailing' for Wednesday
afternootenext( - : : . .
The resobadon for fi nal adjournment
on May.24thwaS next called op. -Amend
ments leveling the pith and fith of May
were votid down, and the' original resolu
tion fixing the 24th of May, at 12 o'clock:
31., for final adjournthent was adopted.
- 311. S. S. Jones presented resolutions
adAited at a mass meeting of workingineh
hfild hi the city hall, Carr:emirate, April 4,
/ 4.875, to devise ways and means to relieve
the suffering and' distress which afiliets
our poor unemployed workingmen. The
resolution asks for government assistance
for those who may emigrate to the far
West and iako up land, with a view to
alltiate in some measure the' sufferings
Oa now ex-ist in the ever-crowded towns
and cities of the coal fields and manufac.
taring districts of this o State. - The • reso
lution was referred to the committee' on
labor and industries.
• Mr. Morgan (Lawrence) offered a reso
lution fixing a special sehsion fur Thurs
day evening, 31;ly 2d, for the considera
tiOn of silt act liking IL t ; .- IX on vinous,
itous and malt liquor's, which was not
Res°liitions and annnilillentS prOViding
for sessions on Mondays eud Fridayg
different purposes were refeved to he
conimittee on tides..
Adjourned until Monday eveninm.
. .
Burfon liErouTptt--.Bfr : It is an old
saying, . but. none the lesS; true, "that by
the fruit Shall the tree be known ;' and
what Is correct in this may also be said of
any rligions, political or. other - orgattiza- 1
thin that may exist. And tt. is with that '
object iu view that I wish to speak of the
Greenback-Labod-Reform, ,iliae•National
party, or miller the I,stlivers that , be. that
are now controlling iti Whemthis organ
ization first sprung into :existence we
were given tit understand that it was to
be in the interest of the laborffig class, and
by them to be controlffid, and as 'such I
was disposed to look upon it with favor,
but of late I begin to .somewbat distrust
the motives"whend have been compelled.
'to sit and listen to sonic-of" the speakers
that are now trying to. promulgate its
doctrines throughout the county, and in
order to•become more fully- satisfied of
its objects—knowitr -that we were to
have a convention oW - Friday last to elect
Ajelegatds to the State Co , .vention-1 %rata
induced to be present and bee for myself
Who was manipulating the ?•-ante, .and 1
came away fully satisfied. Now' let us
have a short political biography of sonic
et •• the poisons now - managing this
1., -eat Labor-Reform- tireentstek (tti,/,)
ational'party, and what is true of it in
this county' is equally true thrtffigliotil
the State and the country.
And first, we find Allen McKean.
eaAiest recollection of him hinds him a
Dediberat, and then an old line Whig.
ever ready to take a nomittation for any
office where there - was a chance for •an
election, especially if he was to be Ilene
fitted by lit. And thus
_INC find .him until
1848; when he was nominated for Pro
, thotiotary by` the °hi Whig party and re
ceived votes enough \ from the Democrats
to elect him. The swine in 181, .and
again in 1854, but how much Knott Not
thingisin had to do with it at-this time Int
may explain. In• 185'1 we find hint a can
didate for the same at the Republican
Convention, and saying at that time that
he had been -true of the first to hdp'organ
iztr this party and that he wanted an en
dorsement from it, and then, -as he had well paid for all the services that lie
had rendered, be woqld retire front the
field; and with-this dpelaration before us
he was nominated awl.
,eleetcd, and .in
18110, three years later, he hail forgotten
all about these• promises andl letters he
had Written upon that Sublect,l w a s a ga i n
a candidate for the saine office, and. al f er
a most exciting contest Was defeated. We
will say nothing about any attempt afOr
the convention to disorganize the pasty
that had given hint power 3d strength
anti become an independent candidate,
but in 18132 we find him a candidate of the
new-formed People's party for represenr
tatire, and be :of - course. We again
find him in 186 ( 11a kindidate for Sheriff,
a nd bc a ten mu It Worse titan before. By
thitt time he had hist all power and infla
me& with the Republican party, and
sought to return to his early assficiations
and be. , :ame a full-fledged petnneiat, and
with them has remained, in hopes that
' something might inure to his benefit.
And thus he has continued until the or
ganization of this new party, and then we
tind hint One of its-most earnest cliampi- .
ons. Of course, trio Prot's Mlle° this fall
has nothing to do with it; Allen is too
modest to ask that. : lie will probably re
main with this party until after the elec
tion next fall, unless there should be a
'new one fornied before that dime with
bettei chances of success for 'him. -
Next. cornea Col. Smith. Well,• now,
we like the Col. usl a neighbor, as: a citi
zen, and as a "laulyeri. We; have many
times sat in court and beard him with
pleasure in
. his earnest` appeals to the
court and jury in behalf' 'of his client,—
but if there has been a political organiza
tion, in . the last 25 year 4 thai he has not of its champions, I never heard
of it. It cannot beat th u e near approach
of the election ofjudgefor this county.
has anything to do with his G rcenback ism.
Then comes 0. J. Chi. ',buck, who was .
six years County Superir tendeut as a Re
publican, and then made a canvass for
the office of Register an IRecorder upon'
the'one-term principle, and was nominated
and elected ' • was again a candidate fOr
re-election. defcatea in convention. 'be
came an independent candidate Of the
ITemperince and Democratic parties corn
bined.and was most beautifully.defeated,
and we now find - him also a champion of,
Oreenbackism. "Too thin," Otis yen
cannot have the Register and Recorder's
office this year, only to go in and tout
like the rest of us. The disguise will not
answer. •
'. After hire comes Ci i. Nichols, whose
political coursa is well known throughout
the connty,—whose rebuff at the conven
tion last Friday I think'has cooled all of
his aspirations for Representative. Good
bye, Cullin; pity you, but it cannot - be
I. A. Park is the next , upon the list.
He has been a candidate before the Re
publican Convention'many times for Com
missioner, and from some Vlll43oillieyeaine
to the conclusion that there were other
equally good men in the county, and they
did not want him, and he was beaten, and !
he is now alsd one of the converts to this
new party- Are you also to be nominated
'this fall tothe office you barb 'so long m 4 -.
pired to? '
Then comes D. C. Sinsabaugh.l Well,
we will not waste much trine on him,'
Only to say that he also has been a stand
ing candidate for many years from Athens
for Sheriff; . but the Republican party
could not see it, and he now is also a eon-
vent of this new party. Have they agreed
to nominato yeti for 'Sheriff, Dick?
-PieHet was, I believe, also a triela
her of this ;hew party, teal understand
'that after ono week's probation be ha4,to
step down and out; so I will :bay nothing
of his political.eareer.
' Then comes E. A. Parsons. Well, we
have gut "Father" out for Congress,
I although it took quite an effort tOget the
first letter skrittkm ;. but it was done,
now he is. before the people. This dist a re
must be hard up for material, and 4Ye
teially this or any other party, th will
faro' him as a candichaelor that p sition.
Saying nothing about lack of. alnlity (be;
lieving his chances of success before Any
party are t6o remote to be thonglii, of),
•we will only speak of him Pplitieally, and
to look back a few years, and if you can
find a doctrine that he VIO not advocated
it is one I never heard o , And what is
he tu-day—Oemocrat/ or Grcenbaekcr ;
who can . t t dl ? Does / 'he expect to play
fast andlolnm with' both parties? Why
do they not Aiscard OflCe. tit' make
hint sever . , his7Conneation with he De
mur:l:m.y /
These.are a few of the leadini,:persons
that control/this organixation. Of their
Ifuture .wC / can only judge by the past;
. lint with/these and such as these at its all
head rOte in my opinion, divests itself of
or ay / aid that can be given to the labor
ing/classes, and the objects and motives,
.11 1 *ever pure they may hare been, can
mly he used fur selfish purposes. And
,wi.ll this view of the ca.'se, - I ask that my
n:uhe may be stricken from the Greenback
Club. •.Ex-GuEmlstiaesEu.:
$2 00,000,000 I
. .
Tribui,e shows that the ex-Rebels
at Washington have this year: put in bills
to draw about two hundred millions of
dullard out °film U. 8, Treasury for war
damages, &c. If thcy•catinbl• whip our
boy's on the ficht they think they .can
batiktMpt our Treasury, as Floyd .k Co.
tried to do befo:o the rebellion. Can the
editors of the .I{rmioirrEn. recover and re
publish Mr. Tilden's pledge, just befor'
the Presidential election, that he would
not pay the claims the ea-Rebels are now
urging That pledge, doubtless, saved
COnneetient, New York and New Jersey
tir Tilden, and did not set hint,back any
in the South, as the Rebels thought thy
could. (mere(' him fin• their purposes. aS
they did Mr.. Iktehauan.•
$200,000,000 to our National dpbt,
and wbere would our nation financially
Let us keep our currency. sound—fulfil
qur proulies ti, pay—and let the Itehels
pay their own losses in their own paper,
of which there is plenty afloat (or they
could print - Mom very easily) .
Tuts navigation of theTiver. Ncva has
hew' reopot6l.
WILLIAM H. 1'.0:bEIIIIILT sailed for
Europe on Saturday. •
ticumoirrunis to the four per cents
on Saturday, $150,001 ,
SI business failures ild - ay is the over
age for Allegheny -county..
Ati innnense blue-grass crop is cxpcc
et) in the ehes . ter Valley. ,
senii-annual dividends payable
It )stuu in. May aggregate :v3,960.227. ptN
MAW]: (11;( P. KANE, of Baltimore,
was paralyzed in nis loft side on Friday
Tu mu.: has been abrunlaut rain in Mo.
- oceo, awl fears of a fatnine are deereas
DA VIII RI,NN EY has betiumithed42oo,-
mu to the bublie schools of -Rochester,
;;suer county. -
TIIEIL is a ''white. ribbon " Movement
nNrinstvong county to discourage the
iso of tobacco.
ENGT,A,NIi is arranging-the forrnation of
:scold army corps and raining tlio•corps
o full war strength: .
THE twelfth aniiKersary of the Univer
sal Peace Union will be held at Pough
keepsie on Sannlay, Junt.,l
THE Russian Government has interdict
eft the e)ipoi - tat ion qt cereals and provi
sions`from, llourgas, ou r the Black Sea.
A dispatch says the Nicaiaguan
;ow:aliment has aceeded -to the demand
ndemuity made by clreimany.
OEN 1:;RA1, GRANT arrived in Milan on
Saturday and _was received by the Prefect,
6y odic and other notabilities.
.4 dispatch from Berlin States that
Atistria is resolved to take immediate
and forcible possession of Bosbia - and
ilerzegovina,: •
Ttly/M.n4stilmati insurgents surprised.a
Russian encampment near Phillippopolis
and captured one thousand prisonerstrd.
four guns. * •
Tut: report has been revived that Ger
nany is Pecking to • cure
. the nbutraliza the Daltic irkthe event of war.
A'NEWCatbelic church, to be. the larg
elzit in northern Pennsylvania, has been
cuinineneed at Meadville.
THE horses .shipped from 'lndiana St -
tion, Armstrong county, during the month
of 'March are valued at '02,54t1..
ALLEGur...NY undertakers 'have had a
meeting t.) devise Iva,l,s to tOrce delinquent
customers to pay their debts, one of which
was to advertise them.
OUT of six thousand Russian soldiers
at Rustehuk forty or fifty die daily of
odinary anti' spotted typhus. At Adrian
ople,. Sistova and Tirhova it is reported
that hundreds 'die daily.
GEonnE one of Lancaster
.011 y
nt 's fted sons, was admitted to the
Lancaster bar on Saturday, after passfng
a creditable 'examination. His friends
unite in prediCting a brilliant and—useful
future. ,
Tun l4iissinfi el-Congressman T. L.
Vance arrived in Cincinnati on Saturday
from 'San Francisco, and started for his
home in tiallipolis. lie is undoubtedly
insane, and is in charge of a friend of his
21.1.TiftWilli it IS stated" the i strike of
the cotton operatives at Pres' on is ended,
the weavers, winders and warpers are
still standing out, and there seems to be
no prospect of .a settlement at present.:
I,Vrin.r.: several men Were preparing to
make a blast in the east mines, near St.
Clair, l'a4con Saturday evening, wpretrik
tare explosion occurred, instantly, killing
Thomas Hughes and serio:iisly wounding
j)avis, both / residents of St.
THE venerable Rector of St. George's
Protestant Episcopal Chord), New York,
Rev.. Dr. Stephee'll. Tyng,i Sr., preached
his farewell sermon Suriday morning. At
the close be was led out of the Church
leaping feebly on the arm of ono of the
A errizEnc of Worcester, Miss.'Public
ly horsewhipped his son, 14 years old,
who was at play with other boys in an
open lot, and so brutally was it done that
the boy fell to the ground, when the fath
er had got through with him. Some in
'4,niant persons caused the father's arrest.
A 'RESIDENT of MontgomerY.county has
exchanged his faim of 104 acWwith the
buildings, implements, crops, and stock,
valued at $4:i,000, clear of incumbranco,
for a theatre in Philadelphia subject to a
mortgage of $45,000, and has given $lO,-
000 tolioot. In a year or two he " will
have the experience."
THERE was something pf a panic at' a
funeral in a private, house in -Allentown,
Penn., the other .day, caused by- the
breaking of a joint suppertitig the, floor.
And when , the coffin bad • been - placed in
the hearse the horses obstinately refused
to draw it, and it Was necessary to carry
it by hand to the Church. •
engineer corps at Fort Willets, Long Is
land, died on Saturday from an overdose
of chloral hydrate. Ile :is heir to landed
estates in Ireland, and ireceived twenty
pounds monthly front li irk solicitor at Cork..
lle came to Ameriim, on a frolic and enlist
ed for five yearS. lie took the chloral to
relieve his.'sufferings from drunkep
cesses. . ,
•LoispoN i April 29..:—.11r....Gathorrie
Hurd spoke at Bradford in a very
dete mined tone. 11. e said , he beli,.ev
ed nglatid could send. 70,000 men
'I broad at this. moment. England is
r o longer a small island, but a vast
Empire, having': a_ right to draw trust-_
worthy defendera.from all parts o •
the. Empire. Ite knew nothing which
gratified himself so much, as when
lately he received offers from Canada
to raise regi ni en 4 ; and `he believed
the same heart was beatinOn all the
colonies as at home Referring to
the San Stefano treaty, he Said there
was danger ►f one power was able to
dominate and .use another without
actually annexing her. The English
and European interests might suffer
and the state of civilization and hu
manity would be brought about very
different from civilazation and hp-
inanity of England. Durable. peace
for,Europe could not be secured
the destruction of all which had been
solemnly ratified by all Europe or by
predominance of one, power. It was
to secure a durable peace that the
governments were,seeking. entrance
into the con,gress, !where the views
might be freely - heard -upon, every
question affecting --the treaties of
1856 and 1871. They looked to the
people to enable , them to speak with
'force and decision, which would give_
effect to their aims.
A sensational Constantinople cor
respondent asserts that the Russians
are again demanding the forts on the
Bosphorus and approaching nearer
A St. Petersburg correspondent
says there has been no perceptile
progregs in the negotiations: during
the last' twenty-four ,hours. Direct
pourparlers between England and
Russia have hardly begun.- itussia
still wishes to ascertain England's
view in the general terms. It is not
yet known whether Lord Salisbury
will relax hia present strictly , nega
tive attitude.
A San Stefano special, says . the
Grand Duke reviewed a portion of
the forces Monday. He spoke a few
farewell words, and departed for
Constantinople 'en route for Russia.
A Vienna correspondent, says , it
is no secret.that the chief object of
the recall of the Grand Duke, is to
lessen the friction and diminish the
danger of a collision. The proposed
attendance at mass in Constantinople,
and grand .review at. San Stefano,
were entirely due to, the initiative of
the Grand Duke and were counter
manded from St. Petersburg.. As.
the advance to. San Stefano was also
attributed to the Grand Duke, it may
well be a_wish to spare him mortifi
cation in the event of withdrawal
being ultimately decided upon.
, IlAurimont, April 27.---There is a
patient at present in the City I.los
pital here who,' according, to the
opinion of the medical faculty, is un
doubtedly suffering froth 'el,t,phanlia
sis ght-cortfin or true leprosy. His
name is Abraham Brown, and he is
a native of New York City, 45 years
. of age, and a brick-layer by trade.
He is a widower with !four children,
and after the death of his wife went
to Cuba and ,South America, 'in
either of which Countries it'
posed he contracted the disease.
About two years ago,- while in this
city, the.disease first showed itself,
the symptoms - being a numbness of
the muscles of the face, ,and numer-,
ous tubercles . appearing over the
body. On the 4th of . March last he
went into: the City Hospital, and the ,
physicians, after \ examination, deci
ded it a case of. genuine leprosy.
The condition of the man is really:
pitiable. The. disease - has - attacked
the neck and hands and feet, and
these portions of the hotly are scaly
and shriveled, having the appearance
ofyellow and faded parchment. Since
:his admission to' the hospital' his
'tongue has become lareerated. It is
dflicult for him to swallow food, and
and the tubercles on his body have
become hard, while the flesh on the
affected parts is gradually sloughing.
oft The 'attendant physicians say
there is no hope of saving his life,
,but they are divided in opin ion its 'to
whether or not the disease is conta-
Mousor infectious.
CLEVLANp, Ohio, April 28.—Much
talk is indulged in " society"
here over the coming Sherman-Cal:h
eron wedding. The preperations for
the event are conducted with great.
secrecy, in: order to astonish -the
world with its effect. The following
facts in regard to it have, however,
been definitely ascertained : The wed
ding will take place a week from next
Thursday night, at St. Paul's church,
-Bishopßedelloissisted by the Rec
tor, Rev.. N. S. Rulison, officiating.
Theiceremony will take- place at. S
o'clock, and the number of invita
tions issued will he 1,000. Afterthe
wedding -'a recption _to the im
mediate friends of the family will be
held at the residence of - Mr. Colgate
Hoyt, the bride's brother-in-law, on
Case-avenue. The ar,ranginents at
the church will be, very elaborate,
Owing to the bridegroom being a wid
.oter there will,- of course, be no
groomsmen. The folloWing is the
list of bridesmaids.: Misi Dennison,
daughter of ex-Gov.: Dennison; the
two Misses Sherman, daughters: of
Secretary Sherman; Miss'Andrews,
of Cinc;nnatti ; Mis' Julia Parsons
and Miss Seater, of Cleveland. The
following gentlemen will act as usli;.
era L. W. Smith, of St. Louis;; the
-tire sons of Senator Blaine; William
McMillen and J. H. Hoyt,- of CleVe
landii and one •Other, whose name
could. not be learned. The Senator
and his • bride will leave:. the same
evening for the East.
' DETROIT, Ilich., April 29.,The gas
main leading into the Free Press
building, exploded, this morning, ih
juring -two pressmen slightly-, and the•
building was thoroughly nutted by
fire. Twelve presses Were ,damaged
and $40,000 worth of job material
burned. The composing room and
editorial rooms were burned, and the
-material of the former fell through.
Total loss $50,000. The paper will
be issued to-morrow as usual.'
INDIArfAr9LIS, Ind., April , 29.. 1
Senator Monro N's remainswereta
ken from - the vault to-day. The im
mediate family and a few prominent
friends were present. Tne:Rev. Dr.
and Rev. Mr. ' CLEAVER COD
ducted the services..
TIST•OF LETTERS rernaming in
4 Pest Menet, Towanda. ;Bradford c 0„ pa.
for the week ending Max, t, Ms :
Durkin, Leslie McCall, Cato • (t) •
Wert, N. A. O'Shea, Win
Mound, Mary Rockwell. Ed - .. z •
Dereten, Edward Wilson, Win - - ,
Johnson. C. Ben Wheeler, A. W. • : -
Wood, Mrs A. „ . ..
Persons calling for any of the ab we will please
say advertt•n;d," giving (late of Ilst.
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New 'Advertisements.
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Nt...; BAN'ICAUPTC District. •
•i_Court of the United Motet; for the Western p h ;
net of Pennsylvania. In the matter of Stanton C.
Mercur. Bankrupt. Western District of ponee.l
1/1111S, 118.
A warrant In Bankruptcy has been issued by said
Court against Inc estate or Mahlee*C.
the County of Bradford and State of Pennsylvania,
In said District. adjudged a Bankrupt -np oe N u _ •
lion of his Creditors, - and the payment of any debt.
and the delivery of any property bekmffing to said
Bankrupt. to filmor to his use. and the tran s f er , of
any property by him. are forbidden. by law. .A
bleating of the Creditor?" 'of .said Bankrupt. An
- prove their debts and choose one or more Assignees
of Ida Estate,. will be held at a Court of _Bankrupt
cy to be held at Williamsport In said Digit - let, nn
the'llath day of MAY. A. D. inn, at 2 o'elock P
at the oilicei orire• B. fitulth. Esq, onievf the goo,.
tern In Bankruptcy of said District', 14 Onot
Douse. • • - John Ban.*
nisy2 t U. o.lllarshal for saldrbiatriet.
And the best ping 111 the West 1!
Thrcmgti which rune the Atchtson s -Tppeta& Kanva,
' Fe It. R.
'• The abundance of excellent Water in Spring's
and running gtreams, combined with Chcap Lang
nt litiperler Quality and the Finest tilmite in .the
World,"make it the most desirable in the' West:
Before locating elsewhere. ' apply for titular
saps, ke., to • E. K. DOANE,
Agent Atchison Topeka It gantalre
Canton, Peon'''.
C nton, Pa., May 4, 1878.
—Forty tote tOr *ale. 04 mite trona the town
centre) at th y low price of Twenty-fire Dollars per
lot (VS). Lecation healthy; two miles from the
!Catlmince, and wart plenty r,dialting to the elms,
cutting rails, wood, atc„ or farming; prosisiolis
rheap., 4.)ffolaarter of an acre In each lot: Terms,
ono-half down, balance In slz months: Edlter of
this paper agent; for farther particulars address
MRS. C. A. MI.LLErt.
DaderilliP. 0..
Lade Co., Mo.
Jan. 2478
NOTICE.—TiIe Coininiseioners of
I•nwarida township have Thirteen 113) child
ren from Two to Thirteen years of age, foc, whom
they desire to procure homes. persons desiring to
adopt or employ any of them can to the un
dersigned. worRANK 1i ftE.6ll.
Commissioners Towanda, Toweship.
Towanda, April IS, 1878. -
' Palmed to order at any price from 14 to poo.
011 Paintings Ile-l'iluted, Re-Touched, or chaege a
......._made he desired.
All stork done in the highest atytelof the Art.
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