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Irmo, Pa i Thursday, May 1, 1879
Newspaper eorreSpoadents and
those connected with the.presi of the
country 'are already indulging in
speculations as to the probable can
didates of the respective parties . for
the Presidency, and having settled.
the question, are discussing thc chan
ces.of success. The New York Timex
has collected ihformatioa. from all
Parts of the Union, which forces that
journal, to express the opinioa that
General GRANT is to-day the choice
of a . large - majority of the Republi
can party, arid if the candidate was
now to ba selected he would he the
almost unanimous nominee. Mean
the subject of this investiga
tion, is serenely pursuing his tour of
the world, mid while impatient and
unfriendly journals are worrying
, themselves Over his real or fancied
prominence, the General is puffing hip
chars thousands of - miles away, en
joying the unbounded and extraordi
nary honors and hospitality showered
upon him; hobnobbing with the Mi
kado of Japan, or witnessing the
nauolity (lancing of the :S'autch girls
Of India.- - If he is ambitious for a
Prctsidential. term. 'he has a
strange way of manifesting it—While
his 4 -intimate frien-ls assert that ice is
averse toazairt assuming the respon
sibilities which cluster about .the
White House.
Thc-re is something singular about
this intangible phantom :of a third
term for Genertd GiLvivr; which will
occasionally arise to fr:ghten timid
v_ople from their propriety - , or to
awaken the angry - passions of those
who :at: exeitc-diT the mere mention
or his natne. There is no question
that, jest now, the pabtic mind
is so excited and
_alarmed at the re
volutionary signs of the times, that
the great captain's name becomes at
,once the symbol of safety and peace.
There i, an uneasy and restles's feel
ing abroad 4 of undefined but impend
ing i.danger to the nation, which ;
makes the name of GRANT to be held
in the highest esteem and respect, as
the man w holed the armies of the coun
try to victory, and vanquished the
plotters against the integrity of 6e
Union. The feeling has its origin in
the-senSe of possible danger, and the
certainty that with GRANT as Presi
dent the Union would be preserved
and the laws enforced.
Thote who suppose that this feeling
is the result of any systematic, un
dolitood combination of partizans to
give , General GRANT prorainenCe as a
candidate, or that it is the outgrowth
of po itical machination or effort,
make a grave mistake: It is horn of
the pervading public ' apprehension
and sentiment of the country, and
can neither be stifled nor concealed
Ly the politicians, should they desire
or attempt it. But as it is produced by
cati,es which are in process of Con
gre-ional settlement, and which may
Jke shortly satisfactorily arranged, re
lieving the country from the dread
and apprehension of future evils, so
the prominence of General GRANT as
:1 Presidential candidate may be evhe
moral. , We take it, only au extraor
dinary and threatening condition or
affairs would justify his selection as
the candidate of the Republican par
ty—only the most imminent peril to
the peace and liberties of the Conn
' try. That this crisis will be reached
- ,wee_an hardly believe, and hence we
?look upon the nomination of General
GnANT as - mo-t unlikely. • ,
If_the designs of the Confederates
to produce - revolution and anarchy
should be persisted in, the people
will call for the strong, hand and iron
will of the soldier, who has been tried
and found :equal to any emergency—
bat it seems morc,probable that the Re
pablican victory in I tISQ is to be gain
ed for the party because it has saved:
the Union in its pefil and has wisely
and sitceefully'varried the country
through the financial storms and.dis
asters which haive .swept over the
land. The. danger of intestine
difficulty happiliavertetWthe PresiL
tlential question is more likely to be
controlled by thw condition of the
country, and the financial problems
of the day: Should the clouds' which
now tlu•eaten lie dissipated, and re•
turning reason and patriotism resume
their sway with our Southern breth-
r consummation co summation most devoutly
to be wished fOr)—tile anxiety and
disquietude of the country would be
relieved, and the necessity for the
iron Will and the. strong hand ;
moved. There are many and weighty
reasons.why Gen. GUANT should not
be selected as the candidate of the
Republican party, but of course they .
gill not be considered should the sit
uation of public affairs be such that
the. spontaneous and overwhelming
sentiinent of the people demand that
shOuld again be put at the head
of the government. But if the. im
nkliate ;and pressing danger passes
away, and the candidate. is to be se
lected, from the prominent civilians
of the party, there could be no more
available and proper selection than
by nominating the present Secretary
of the; Treasury, JOIIN SNERSIAN. ,
His patriotic record is, without
blemish —in( all the struggles of
the past, he . has :represented an
advanced:, public sentiment. His
administration of the responsible
And eowplex affairs of the place
he now holds has been admirable.
He has reformed the abuses which
had crept in, he has introduced a
ystem of rigid economy and ric
.,ouritability which has . elevated the
.! /;)rufc . 0,1 the public service / find
brought the expenditures of the de
partment-to the lowest possible point,
while it has increased the receipts to
the maximum. But the crowning
achievement of his official acts has
been the manner in which he has suc
ceeded in refunding the loans of. the
government icy one bearing the low
rate of interest of four per cent. This
has been done only bydetermination,
prudence and -wisdom. Opposition
to the measure, and propost . cations
of failure and disaster were met at
every step. With great forti•ode
and rare judgment, the Secretary has
persevered, and overcoming all ob
staclis has made for himself a - name
greater than that of any Secretary
of the. Treasury since Alexander
Hamilton; Standing as a barrier
against which the wild storms of
financial speculations have raged in
vain, he has successfully saved. the
business interests of the country
from the infliction, of the schemes of
-inflationists and - theorists, and, with
strofig common sense an d d practilial
judgment persevered in plans prb
clueing results which are fast bring
ing back financial prosperity and the
revival of busineis. Of all the civil
ians he possesses in a most eminent
degree the confidence and respect-of
the people, who recognize his merits
as a statesman, and his integrity
and wisdom as an officer. ' If the
choice of the Republican convention
should fall upon him, the country
would be assured that in the event
of his election, the executive chair
would be filled by one who has given
evidence of his unfaltering devotion
to the rights of the people, 'and who
has shown in his offieial life a re
markable example of integrity, wis
dom and ability.
Tim individual who desires his re
mains to•rest quietly in the "narrow
home " should not insure his,life for
a quarter of a million of. dollars. It
makes almost, as much trouble as to
leave an estate ,of that magnitude.
At least sueh has been the result in
the case of col. DWIGHT, of Binz
hamton. The large insurance on his
life, catised the; ostufance*Companies
to imagine that he did Kg, die in a
proper manner, and som‘of them
hare refused to. I;ay the aMount of
their policies. After a good deal of
unseemly wrangling, the body of .
Dwtoni wat-exhurned, last week,
and a jury of physicians and' other
medieaj experts made an examina
tion ol the corpse. The autopsy at
tlic..time of his . death,.accounted for
it froni natural causes, which was
susta;ned by the personal knowledge
of reputable citizens and acquain
tances. The public will look with
disgust and suspicion upon thesnat
,tempts to evade the payment of the
insurance, large though it is, unless
it, should be well established that
' there are good grounds for the delay
and trefusal.
, The defeat of the Iliot damage
bill has been followed by the defeat
'of the Border Raid bill, by the very
decisive vote of 58 yeas to 124 nays..
The friends 'of the former measure
thought that they were not properly z '
supportql by the friends of the lat
ter, and retaliated by striking down
the bill for datilages' for losses sus:
tained from the rebel . armies. Both
propositions are thus effectually ttis- .
pOsed of, • for the present seSsion.
Whatever of justice
_there may have
been in either, has been sacrificed by
a want of good management. The
people of the Commonwealth are
willing to pay whatever justice and
equity decide it is the duty of the
State to assume, and certainly there
ought to be some way 'in which to
fairly and' judicially determine the
measure of responsibility belonging
to th 6 State.
. .
tIENATOn CONK.LIN, On Thursday,
made an eloquent and masterlpargu
ment 4n the proposed repeal :of the
law protecting the national ballot
box from fraud It was a magnifi
cent presentation lof the case by a
most eloquent advocate, who held
the vast audience, composed of Sena
tors, Cabinet officers, distinguished
civilians,-officers of the Arniy and
Navy, anal hundreds of citizens -in
private life, close listeners for the
space of three hours.
Senator CONKLIN has made many
brilliant speeches in his lung and
honorable career as statesman, but
this arraignment of the Democratic
party, this tearing off of its. mask
arid exposing its nefarious designs to
the gaze of the nation, surpassed any
of his previous efforts, and entitles
him to still greater credit, confidence
and esteem at the hands of the loyal
people of the country.
FEW people realize, the dangers to
which the men who mine our coal arc
subjeCted, until I there comes the re
port of some dreadful accident from
fire-damp or the falling of the roof
of the mine, burying or burning the
hardy toilers, and by the extent of
loss of human life or suffering,
awaken our sympathies. On Wed-_
nesday of hist week, by the caving
of the roof of No. 10 colliery of the
Lehigh and Wilkcsbarre Coal ,Com
pany, at Sugar Notch, six miners
were cut off from escape, and im
prisoned in what for, a time at least
became a living tomb.. The occur
rence created great excitement, and
a thousand brawny arms and willing
hearts were set at Work to release
them by sinking holes to strike the
breast which would possibly afford
access to them.
. •
IN the Louisiana Constitutional
Convention Thursday, - a resolution
providing that members of the con
vention take an oath to support the
.Constitution. of the United.. States
eras 'aid on thq tallb . ; by a vote 0f.G.1
to G 3 ,, " • :
The President on Tuesday, return
ed to the house the Army Bill, with
his objections to its UpprovaL: The
message is quite lengthy, and the re
view of the snbjee.t, with the reasons
given for the Veto, inn and mai
awe. The President quotes the
statute which jt is proposed to
amend, and cites the other statutes
to . show that the enactments alrea'dy
in force are sufficient to prevent
military interference with the elec
tions. Ile says that no case of such
inteVerence has occurred since the
passage of the last legislation upon
the subject, and no complaint even
at the presence of the United Stata
troops has been made in any quarter.
But the proposed legislation would,
if adopted, deprive the civil author
ities of the United States of all
poiier to keep pea`Ce at the Congres,
sional elections. 'these elections are
justly a matter Of concern through.
out the whole Country, and it is the
right of every qualified voter to cast
an unintiniidated ballOt, and have it
honest)' counted.
The4'resideat holds that the right
of Congress to enact federal election
laws is indisputable under the con
stitution, and that the right includes
the protection - of the -voter in his
rights, and a proper counting of
votes. The necessity of suelt
is apparent to every one who is
familiar with the history of elections
in this country. The election laws
are, therefore, not only constitutional
.but.necessary, and.have been proper
ly enacted. This bill seeks to de
prive the Executil - e of the power to
enforce the election laws which are
gift allowed to remain upon the
statute books. The President de
clares he will not approve. TO for.
bid that a law should be enforegd or
to say that force shall not be used to
execute it, is a virtual. repeal..of the
law itself. The President thinks that
if any changes should be made in the
election laws, that they should be so
presented that the country can under
titand the scope of the new law.' But
instead dr this, the - Army bill leaves
some of the election laws exactly as
they arei but really makes theni null
-nod void by taking away from the
tExeeutive the power to enforce them.
'Attention-is called to the fact that
the proposed 'legislation does net at:
tempt to change the laws which under
the Constitution authorize the Presi
dent to use the army to enforce the
laws when they, are resisted by force.
The subject, as rpresented at length,
is a. pointed portion of the message.
A considerableportion of the mei
; sage is devoted t an argument of
the custom• of introducing extraneous
matter in appropriation bills, and re
form in this
. iespect will be strongly
insisted'. The present attempt
is not_ only an instance of placing
extraneouyegislation upon an 121).
propriaticih bill for the purpose of'
securing legislation io which'there is
general agreement, but is evidently
an attempt at the beginning of a ses
sion, when, there is time enough for
passing separate measures, to coerce
the Executive into the approval of
measures of which he 'really -disap
proves. This IF treated as a subver- -
sion of the Constitution, and as
virtually enabling , the House of
Representatives to usurp all - the
powers of 'government.
The prompt veto by the President
of the attempt to coerce Lim into the
.approval of measures obnoxious to
the 'country, will be bailed with
much satisfaction. It is an evidence,
thattlae President thoroughly under
stands, and is in hearty accord with
the aroused public sentipmnt of the
North. It now re tins to be
seen what action the l majority in
Congress will take. ;' Whatever may
be their course, the patr - otic people
of "the . nation will rapport the Presi
dent in his manly and determined
effort to defeat the plans of the revo
lutionists. ti
Tun Southern democracy havirig
come into power in Congress, planta
tion manners and bragndocia are
once more the fashion. . The bullying,'
disposition of the good old,,times"
when .the South ruled the 'Nation, is
fast mf.:nifesting itself. The last out
break proceeds from a gaseonading
Confederate Colonel named Low;
who misrepresents; district in Ala
bama: Having made the scandalous
statement that two - or three com
panies .in the Confederate service
from Illinois, were raised -to form
part of Gen. LOGAN'S command in
the Confederate army, *Gen. LOGAN
very ,etephatieally branded the state=
ment as.. a villainous falsehood.
Whereupon the irate Confederate
Colonel, sends to the General ani
vitation to proceed outside of the
District that t he m ay receive a ch—ai
lenge 1 Gen. LoGAN has too much
good sense to aid - the Confederate'
blusterer in his attempt do acquire
notoriety, and so will confine himself
to the
k discharge of his Senatorial
duties. Probably the Southern in
tolerance anddomincering propensity
has notryet reached the brutal point
of the BaooKs display of former
SENATOR DAVIS, of Illinois, is a
remarkable' example of the benefit
resulting from tender-footed partizan
ship, or rather from the want of de
cided party action. A Republican
legislature elected him U. S. Senator
in preference - to choosing an out-and
out stalwart Republican. The ex
periment has ended as' all such ex
periments usually end, in failure. lie
has for some time been no better
than a Democrat, and ;now he an
nounces formally his adhesion to
that party, especially in regard to
the proposed - revolutionary measures
[ of 6114 majority in - Cougrese,
Tax entombed mines" at Sugar
Noteh, who were mimed Sunday
in l'erY good 000 ditiolsi altdir koPe of
effecting their rescue had been near
ly abandoned, had marvellously
narrow escape. During their hm
prisonment the, men 'lived on mule
meat, and had enough of that kind
of victuals to kit them for several
days longer; arid the.result of their
experience will probably bound, they
will think .s good deal; bette, r of
mules than they ever base been bi
the' habit of doing hithertd. ral.
cue of these men was .s terrible task.
A passage 1,204 feet long luyl to be
I drilled through rock, slate,* coal
in order to get at them, and that the
passage was Made in the foirr days
since the. caving-in of the mine indi
caies- that those who did the drilling
labored with skill is well as energy,
and 'with a determination not to
abandon their iearch until the miss.
ing men were found, dead or alive. '
Tua lamentable ignorance of some
or the wiseacres who imagine them
selves qualified to settle .all the in
tricate matters affecting the finances
of the country is strikingly Mbar&
ted by Representative Boman, who
hails from the Thirteenth district of
Missouri, who introduced a, bill
that six millions of dollars of silver
bullion shall be coined every month.
The Director of the -Mint very quiet,•
ly disposes of Mr. BUCKNER'S prop°.
sition; by spying " the amount spec,l-
fled is largely in excess of the total
Production of the silver mines of the
country, which is liberally estimated
at fifty millions per annum,"—twenty
two millions less than, the astute Mr
Ilucxsza would have coined. - And
yet such ignoramuses and charlatans
are, disturbing the steady flow of the
tide of prosperity by their impossible
plans. -
A dENTLEMAN from Caddo parish, .
La., tend a New York Times report
er that although the exodus in that
section has stopped fqr 'the present,
it, is' only because -the colored
men wish to gather and dispose of
the coming crop before leaving. He
adds_ that the pegroes are thoroughly
demoralized and fear that, the purpose
of the Louisiana Constitutional Con
vention is to subject theM to a still
greater persecution. :The colored
men of the bull-dozed parishes of
Louisiana have been ulnae to feel
that they have no rights which white
men are bound to respect, and they
are determined to emigrate to
sZTtion where they can receive the
protection of the lawal'and enjoy the
fruits of their labor.
Tun London Times, in an editorial
article, congratulates Secretary Suss,
MAN upon the success in converting
the 10.40 bonds, and says the' con
version of the six per cent. bends in
881 is likely to depend more than
the pertWrit — Operatibn on the main
tenance'of the credit of the United . ,
States abroad. The reviving trade
in the United States will by 1881
probably render it impossible to Ob.
tain money then at four per cent.
The Times suggests that now the
conversion has been carried as far as
it can be for two years. Mr. Sums-
MAN shod(' direct the attention of
Congresi and the nation to the poi.
icy of reducing the capital of the
debt, which has been for some time
fore the Coinage, Weights, and
Measures Committee of the House
Saturday, and gave his views relative
to the conversion.' of trade-dollars
into bullion. The value of , trade
-dollars, he said, was greater than a
like amount of bullion; hence It
would not ,be possible to purchase
the coin for the purpose of melting
it into bullion. He considered the
Act 'of 1873 demonetizing silver a
grave blunder. In- reply to a qUeti
tion, he stated that small notes would
be exchanged for fmetiCtual colds at
the Treasury Department at any
time. The bullion value of., :the
trade-dollar, he said; was eighty-11*e
cents. °
Unnourrimus much 'suffering will
be experienced by the crowd of
negroes who are fleeing from the
South. They are without the means
of subsistence, and the steamboats
on the Mississippi refuse to carry
them. The local authorities throw
every obstacle in the away of their
departure, and -they are harrasaed
and ' impeded in every imaginable
manner. Of course this conduct only'
magnifies their apprehension of im
pending dangers, and iintensifies their
desire to flee froth imaginary evils.
Pus United &stal Minister to
Mexico, in a dispatchl, to the Depart.
meet of , State, and in reply to numer
ous inquiries; gives information of a
great surplus or labor of all kinds in
.Mex l co. He discourages in an em- .
phatic manner. any idea that employ
ment may be found, by persons from,
the United States, either in manual
or intellectual pursuits. He de:
scribes the distressing condition in
which such peisons, teachers rind
clerks especially, find themselves,
aftir their fruitless search for anus-
Is the-New York Assembly, s res
olution fol. the appointment of A joint
committee of fire Senators and nine
member of the House to tender the
hospitalitim of the State to General
Answr or his return to this country
has been adopted.. The Senate res
olution condeming the action of
Congress in forcing' certain amend
ments to the Army Appropriation
bill passed by a rote of 14 to 16—s
Add party Tot&
Tax State' TlMpetenee Conven
tion at Harrisburg adjourned Friday
night' Itemelutione were adopted
Wing the legtaktoie to pass I"
prohibiting the-wuundhoture and-sal e
of liquors; l eaking that women be
lam& tolrote on the question;
urging People not to vote tit can&
'dates who are unfirtrotahle to a tem
perance law, and calling oh the Leg;
islator to appoint $ commission to
inquireinto the tragic. A draft of
a prohibitory law was and
it will be subititted to the next Leg
islature. ' • --
Tan New York Business Men's
Boclety'•- for the encouragement of .
Moderation have four different
pledges. Tho first is a total 4ostin
ence pledged for a definite period.;
the second, a total abstinence pledge
during business hours; in the thir.l
the signer promises not to "treat"
or. be tsested, and the fourth permits
the Ise of wine or malt liquors at
meals, but at no other time. A signs
tun to any one of them 4irould be
for ntany a step in the right direction
and all should be willing to-sign at
least one of the four.
Tux. flame of the Herdic House,
Williamsport, has been changed to
Park Hotel, some. improvements are
being made, and Hr. DONALD MC
DONALD, formerly connected' with
the Continental, in Philadelphia, has
tken charge as m a nager. PETER
Runic, is said to be in Washington.
and is anxiously waiting the time to
come when he can answer to indict
ments found against him for certain
irregularities in his financial -.opera
Tan Okolona (Miss.) Stake, the
paper which, among many other ut
terances of a like character, _ says,
"the men who unleashed the hounds
of war upcin our people in the name
of the" Union' were traitors, and
they must be branded as such before
the_morld," is endorsed as a good
Democratic paper by ten Democnitic
journals in the same State; and
, a
number of others, not only in the
South, but in the North and West. -
The members of the Legislature
are not to be paid hereafter in prof
erenc* to the other creditors of the
Commonwealth. The State Treas
urer has decided that it is his duty
to pay the moneys already appropri
ated, and which are still unpaid,
through lack of funds, instead of set
tling with the legislators. Better
pay the members in full and send
them home.
Wir. are not only -feeding the sub
jects of the "effete monarchies" of
the Old World, but now an American
horse has been outrunning the' field
in -Engliuul. This American bred
horse is named Parole, sired by
Leamington, and owned by Loni&.
LAUD, of New -York. lie Wins for
his owner overt s2oo,ooo,—notwith
standing he is a " blarsted Yankee _
you know."
_ _ • -
AN individual at Chicago fired two
shots at EDWIN Boom, while on the
stage at McVicker's Theatre. The
attempted murderer says that he in
tended to kill Boom, because he
didn't consider him a good actor. If
this murderous judgment should be
visited upon all the poor actors in
the country, what a tremendous
slaughter there would be t
Tim Democracy having
.now got
possession of the Capitol at Wa4-
ington, propose to remove the bath
rooms in order to enlarge the bar.
The great unwashed who congregate
about time "marble halls" don't
enjoy bathrooms, but they do require
Unrestricted- opportunity to indulge
in Old Burboun.
Tnana was a rush at the Treasury
Department in Washington,- Satur
day, by parties desirous of purchas
ing four-percent. refunding certifi
cates. ()vir one hundred thousand
dollars were disposed of, in sums
varying from ten dollars to one hun
dred dollars.
Iv the . State Treasurer will persist
in refining to advance money for the
subsistence of the members of the
Legislature, they will turn their at
tention to business. The Legislature
may be ornamental—but the people
would like to See it useful.'
his Presiden t Wussua gave
hig rooms before leaving Wash
ington, it is not believed that he in
tends.k) return to the capital during
the present session of Congress.
Thursday :—Tle debate qn the
Army bill was continued in the Sen
ate, the speech of the day being made
by Mr. Conkling. All amendinentsof
feral by the Republicans Were reject
ed 'by strict party votes. In the
House the Ugislative bill was
considered in Committee of the
Whole. The evening session was
thinly Offended.
Friday :—The Senate adopted the
resolution venting the appointment
of subordinate officers in the Secre
tory and Sergeant•at-Arms by a strict
party vote. The fifth and sixth ses
sions of the Army Appropriation bill
were read, proposed amendments
were laid on the table,land the bill .1
was passed as it came from — the
House, by a vote of 41 to 30, Mr.'
Davis, of Illinois, voting with . the
Democrats. In the House the Leg
islative appropriation bill was debat
ed, Mr. Ewing having the floor at
the close of the day's session.
Etalurdayr—The House .was the
only branch of Congress in session ;
int was done except with refer
ence to the Legislative bill ; speeches
:were made by. Mr. Ewing, General
Garfield and others; the bill was
passed by a vote' of 140 to 1.1.9. •
Monday :—The Smote only was in
session ; Mr. Pendleton spoke in
favor of giving seats in Congress to
Cabinet officers, - snil Mr. Morrill, of
Vermont, spoke in opposition ; a few
new bills wen ifftrotinced 'find
ferred; _ - • - •
special Coreffa:ledeeta of the antetrasee. '
ilassusevist:44pril Se, 1879. .
. - The sesskei of the Senate on Monday
mein , was devoted to ocassiderlog LiAs
*Clint Seedink, thirty-Rine being , thus
of t!
ts further appropriation for the proseed
tion of work on said asylum.
" • On motion. Senate bill
.making an ap
propriation of *15,000 for the purpose of
erecting statues of PeterMulilenberg and
Robert Fulton, distingifished Pennsylva
nians, lathe old hall of the Ropseot Rep
resentatives, at Washington, which was.
reported negatively, was recommitted to
the committee. -
The ghost of the poor deal riot bill,
judging from the nervousness displayed
by'; ieverai members of the Rouse on
'Monday. night, . must be haunting those
worthy_ gentlemen who opposed the de
. fund measure, and 'causing ',hem much
uneasiness. On the Friday previous a
reso'.utioti was passed by the Rouse, by a
Very decided • vote, providing that . Senate .
- bilis on, the calendar should he the order
hereafter on Wednesday afternoons. This
action is generally looked upon as a cour
tesy to a co-ordinate branch Of the Legis
lature, and is usually reciprocated by die
body to whom it is. first extended, 'while
It halm direct tendency to expedite and
facilitate the intelligent transaction of bil-
SiLO:43 during the list weeks or days of
the session. This awl this alone ivas.the
object sought to be attained by Mr.. But
ler,:of Chester, a consistent oppenc tit of
the riot bill, when he offered and advoca
ted the passage of the resolution for the
consideration of Sctate bills. _Some 'sur
prise was mataested_Ahe next Monday
evening, Mr. Hill, of In . liatia, * a
gentle man who site hear M. Batter; rose
to a question of privilege and moved to
reconsider the vote by
. whieli the resells
tion offered -by tLe
.latter gentleman had
passed. Mr. Law, of Philadelphia, at
- once came to the front, making a brief
but excited speech, id which be intima
ted very strongly, if het directly charging
that the order to consider Senate bills on
Wednesdays was'made expressly for the
purpose of affording au oplortnity to in
troduce a new riot bill from the Senate.
Indeed, he knew it was intended to intro
duce such a bill these, as he had been so
licited to vote for it. Mr. Wolfe, too,
txune-tothe aid of Mr.. Law, and support
ed the motion to reconsider, wllile it was
evident that an understanding had been
arrived at, - on the report of those who
feared that new life was about, to be in
fused into the riot bill, to cut off inter
change of courtesies, at least for the pres
ent, with the Senate. Col. Davis, Dr.
Early and others opixised the motion to
reconsider, expressing the Opinion, that
the gentlemen who'opposecl the-,riot Gill
were unnecessarily alarmed. So confi
dent were,' Mr. Law and those who acted
with hiar .. in this movement, that they had
the thin , * "set up," they persistently call
ed for trie yeas and nays,,which being ta
ken resulted in the defeat of the motion
--to reconsider,, by a vtito of 81, yeas to 71
nays, Should tills spectre of the riot bill
continue to diSturb the slumbers of these
young men, Wolfe. and Law, it would be
well for their, friends to secure the servi
ces of some 'kindly disposed person to "sit
up nights" with them.
Mr. launce, of Philadelphia, moved to
take up the bill which has passed the Sen
ate, providing for the receiving, opening
' and publishing of the returns of the elec
tion for State Treasurer, and of Auditor .
General, when elected at the saute elec
tion, but as Mr. Wolfe -objected, Mr.
Faunce. was compelled to move to suspend
the orders generally, for the purpose of
considering the bill, which required an af
firmative vote of two-thirds of the mem
bers voting in order to adopt the motion,
and it was defeated by 37 yeas to 97 nays. •
The passage of this bill will obviate the
necessity of holding a session of 'the Leg
islature next winter. •
Two hours and a half of the three hours
of the -morning session of 'the Senate on
Tuesday was consumed in discussing the
appeal from the decision of .the President
pro tens, Mr. Herr, that the stole order
bill was in conflict with section 7. article
3, of the Constitution. Messrs: St. Clair,
Alexander, and Herr made spueches in .
support of the decision of the Chair,
while arguments against it-were made by
Messrs. Hall, Selinatterly, Seymour and
Leo. At the end of _rho debaze, which'
was conducted in the most calm and dig
nified manner, the question was pat by
the President,Lieutenant-Governor Stone;
"shall the decision of the Chair stand as
the judgment of the Serate 9 " whedthe
yeas and nays-being called it was decided
in the negative, yeas 1.5, nays 27. The
point of order being decided not well ta
ken, the ryestion recurred on the final pas
sage of the store order bill, when it pass.
ed---yeas 31, nays 11. Senator Davies
voted with the majority in both instances.
Senator 31'IsTeal, of Allegheny. intro
duced his innocent, little bill , providing
for the appoiutment of a commission to
ascertain and 'adjust the losses mused by
the insurreetieh of Jiffy, 1577. •It makes
uo appropriation and has since been re
ported favorably from committee.
The SenatiOnet in special snision, on
Tuesday of ter to consider Mr. Jones'
religious liberty bill, but owing to the
death of this gentleman's brother, he was
absent, and - the consideration of the vet
was . postponed: A local bill for Philadel
phia and au act to - amend an act to con
solidate, revise and amend the penal laws
of 'the State, were then passed finally,
when the rest of the session - avas devoted
to discussing the tramp act..
- Among the reports of committees in
the House on Tuesday morning, was the
resolution of 111 r. Solider providing for the
appointment of a joint committee on the
part of the Legislature to receive Genetal
Grant upon his arrival in this country,.
which was reported favorably.
Some of the members were disposed*to
poke fun at Joseph about hiS Grunt reso
lution, but he wouldn't Lave it, and is in
dead earnest.
; Speaker long ,Tuesday called the at
tention of the House to the fact that there
-remained but six days between the *pres
ent time and the day for final adjourn
ment for the consideration of bills on
third reading, and but six days for bills
on second - reading. Ho hoped the House
would see the necessity for earnest and
active-irork. " •
Among the bills passed finally by the
House on Tuesday Morning, were the
following -
An act tki penult all inmates of any in
stitution supported in plirt or in whole-by
the State to choose such religious advi
sors as They may determine upon. •
Au act to provide for the destitute chil
dren, under ycars 'of age, of deceased
soldiers and sailors.
A further supplement to an net- relating
to the liens of mechanics and others upon
buildings, approved the 16th day of June,
ltt36. •
An act relative to the damages sustain:
cd by citizens of Penubylvauia during the
late tvbciliou, x 1131411,5 plovizion - for tb
payment of certificates. of iplebtedneso the State pursuant to outlet of
Assembly of May 1811,. better_ known
as the "border raid AA," was next con
sidered, when, after i discussion of nearly
two hours. it was_file . feated by -A vote of
1 118 yea.; to I'.lnayst.t Mt. Madill voted ie
the affirm sal Regan. Ilarkness and
Ni.ttrol.c in the negative. '
The greater portion - of tho smarm of
the House on Tuesday afternoon was oon
sunitd in the consideration of au act AO
prevent the spread of contagious and in
fectious pleuro-pneuntonia among cattle .
in this State. £be -bill was passed .and
sent to the Senate for concurrence: -
An act to prevent the obstruction of
toll gates for the purpose of ev.uling .the
payment. of tolls was passed finally.
The cousideraticin of the tramp bill was
renewed at the morning session sof the
Senate on Wednesday, when a motion to
go into Committee of the Whole for final
amendment was voted down. The noose
bill with amendments then passed the
Senate finally, by a vote‘of yeas SO, nays
11,, and was sent to the House for concur
feriae. The amendments made LI the
Senate reduced the penalty on conviction
• i i a tramp to an impr i sonment of not.
mre than 1$ "months, and made the pas
sess'on of , fire arms a. sufficient evidence
to co viCt a tramp of an intention to com
mit err q. The llownsubsequently con
curred ' these amendments, and the bill.
was sea') o the Governor. Senator Da
vies voted Wtli the nays.
The follow mg bills also pasSed the Sen
ate finally on lyednesday morning: .
An act relating to military. claims for
recruiting and-siihsistence, on file in the
office of the audit er General:: '.. .
Supplement to an\tet lnna
tics and drunkards, gi "ng powerto courts
and to. committees, wit the consent and
app_fobatiou of the court, to confine them
fur treatment and care in inebriate asy
lums, and at any time ml- , theta; giv • '
ing poWet lo managers of s cli asylums
to discharge them under the es : mak
lug their estates liable for all cessary
expenses, and definirr,t the meauinb of the
term "habitual drunkard." •
The report of the conference corn it
tee on the act to grant - pensions tot e
' survis in,, ,, -- veterans of the Mexican wa
and to the widows of deceased soldiers
and sailors of said war was adopted- in
both licenses on 11 - tduesday. The bill al
l..ons an annual pension of *75, commen
ding January. Mt% ~, ,
- lluu-c atilt:m:111:AI% to the pleuro-pnen bill were concurred in. by the Sen
ate. • ' -
The fc3skn of the House on Wednes
day morning was,consitmed iu discussing
the anti-discrimination hill, the question
tieing on the plats of order raised last
wevk awl heretolo:e referred to, that the
bill was in conflict with section 7, article
of the Constitutinn: The debate was
continued' until the hoer of adjournment,
without ft:id:iv a vote.
The House uu IVecluesday afternocu, in
accordance with the resolution passed,
proceeded"to the consideration of bills on
the ;31:nate cAtaidal- when the, following
was passed Ilnally::
1n act to encourage the training and
Unproven- ciit of horses. - -by providing that
t.o much of the act prohibiting Bone rac
ing, as relates and •applies to agriculturil
sieieties and driviir , park associations,
stall be and _is .repealed. This bill has
iuce been bioned by the presiding °Meets
the two lionses and sent to the Gover
.A number of other Senate bills were
then considered and passed second read
in,;, among which Was the following :
An. act to provide for the receiving,
evening Mid puldishing of the icturus for
the election of State Treasurer and of. Au
their C. neat, when elected at the same
election, next came up fur consideration,
when 3lr. Frazer rai-.4 the point of or
der that this hill was uneunstitutiotal; in
asmuch as it coutheted %N M/ the clause in
the Constitution which says that "the
members of the General Assembly shall
receive such salary and mileage for regu
lar and special sessions as shall be fixed
by law, and no other compensation
whatever, whether for - service upon
committee or-otherwise." The bill pro
vided for - compensation -for the board ate.
pointed to count these returns. The
Speaker said lee would: decide the point
well taken if a decision were insisted
upon, Whereueon Mr. Wolfe moved to
amend by see iking out all that portion, of
the tell relating to Compensation of the'
board, which was agreed to, and, the bill
es amended passed.. .
Nearly the whole session of the-Senate
on- Thineday morning was devoted to the
discussion. of reeolutions_ to place bats
-.'rich had been repotted from committee
n ith negative recommendations, upon the
calendar. .
The tirst cif these. was in -reference to a
bill which bad passed the House,. making
women eligible to be - appoieted prison hi
specters e the next referred to House bill
to enlarge the jerisdictien of justices-of
the peace, and the third and last was a
resolution directing a bill Which had been
that morning reported negatively, repeal=
ing the act reeking Good Friday a "legal
holiday, ter be put on the calendar.
After a large amount of copy had been.
`furnished for that exciting-and entertaie
itig publication,
.the Legislative, Record,
ilitsa resolutions were all adopted,. and
the session was Well nigh-exhausted:
'louse bill providing fur the completion
efethaequipment of the National Guard
-red approp, $160,000, was passed
tieally and leas since been signed by the
Governor, so t the soldier's will soon have
their new harness—and no $3 overcoats,
either. .
The followhig bills passed the Senate
finally on Thursday -afternoon :
An net to preventlre statute of limita e
times running duriug the time of the pend
ing in - courts of writs of certiorari to jus
tices of the peace. - .
An act to compel the entry of satisfac
tion upon a paid mortgage. -
An act to provide for fixing of compen
sation to be paid 'for keeping and main
taining prisoners committal to' the jails
of the several counties. ,
A - number of other bias passed-second
After the transaction e of routine busi
ness in the House at thee morning session
on Thutsday, the consideration of the
anti-discrimination bile was resumed, the
question being on the point of order that
the bill was unconstitutional. This point
was decided not to be well taken, after a
lengthy debate, by a vote of. 74 ayes. to The discussion was continued
on,the bill until the hour of adjournment,
without reaching a vote.
The-afternoon session of the .House on
Thursday, as usual, was devoted to the
eensideratiou of local . bills, several of
which were, on this occasion; declared
uuceneetutional. . .
Iu the Senate oteFriday morning very
little business of importance was' trans
acted dnring the two hours' session. Af
ter reports of committees were made, a
resolution was adopted to adjourn to-day
until Tues;day evening; and concurrent
resolution prohibiting the introduction of
Lille after - May let, teas also adopted.
Mr. Ermeetroutehoved that the com
mittee on finance be discharge.' from the
further consideratiori of Mr. Et mentreute.
stationery bill. Messrs. Cooper and Clarke
said the sub-committee, which had these
stationery bills before it, had nut reported
action bee-luso of . the absence of Mr.
Jove-'. :Mr. Ermentrout thought this was
not a sufficient wasps for the deley; and
that Mr. Jones might not be here for
weeks. The motion was voted doWn ley
a large majority. ,
Adjourned until•Tueeday morning.
In the House en Friday morning, Dep
uty Secretary of the e Commonwealth, Mr.
M'Affee, presented a 'meesage from the
Governor, in Which Ins-Excellency:corn
municated to the Demob° fact teat ho
had signed and rime - end forty-three bills
passed at the present session. -
On motion of Mr. thee of Philadelphia,
the House proceeded to the considinatioe ,
on second reading of the "general awn
peiation- bill, which provides for the/ex
penses of a full session of the LegiAttlure
for 18? O of 150 (bye, kid the expenses of
the varieties departments of the S etc Gov
ernment for the years 1879 and 880.
T e bill, , after being di ussed and
amended, was passed secon leading.
Mi. Davis (Philadelphi from commit
tee en Ways and Mean. eported a joint
t esolut ion providing fa final adjournment
en Friday, 'May 30th 879, at 12 M.
Mr: Sih - erthorn Mired the following
resolution : In vi wof the fact that the
- State Tie:leery •fustis to pay the mein
bets of the 11 eseeitly furtherecitupensa
tion for ter Fes re - mimed to the. State, -
gifting as . reasteO therefore that theme
I was no in my in said Treasury, therefore,
Rend ,d, That it is the sense of this
I Hous that said office of State Treasury,
Lao' te. outlived its day of usefulness,
ought -be- hbolishea. Ruled oat of or
/ Adjeltrned until Vottaajreveningati7:3o
o'Llock, , C1.74/3EwAoo, -
• Ltort IlLanarrnmnit, Supervisor of Milton .
Siprarei near' Allentown, committed tad
cide on. Saturday. U. was peculiarly
embarrassed. ; .
Tan trial of George Einaig, at York,
Pia, for the killing of his wife In January
last, Friday resulted in a Verdict of-mur
der in the first degree. '
Wurwt YEAGBII, was killed •in the
Iketoti Run Colliery, in'Schnylkill Coon
-Cy. Friday
a n 0 , , by the premature ez
plasion of a blast. 7 •
Jossra Scuasut,san trial at Wilketibarre
for killing Jacob Schwalb on the 17th of
March, _was convicted on Saturday- of
murder in the first degree. The jury was
out forty-eight hours. -
Gramm Emma, convicted at York on
Friday last of the first
for killing his wife, committed au=
his cell Sunday by cutting his throat with
a razor, and then banging himself ifith
piece of rope and a towel.
Jai's= Forma was Shot on Saturday
morning at Pottsville by a young women
named Williams, who is stippm to have
been moved by jealousy. The bound is
not of a fatal chatacter,but the woman was
sent tb prison. The affair oocared at a
TUE silk factory at Scranton was sold
on Wednesday at the instance of 'et edi
tors for $18,200, and was bought by the
firm of 0: Fogg & Co., importers of Chi
nene staples, New York. The indebted
ness of the concern was $98,000, and
the cost of its erection, nearly two years
ago, was $89473.
Jacou • Must!, a German, living near
Shohola, Pike coun'y cut his wife's throat
last week and then dreamed.. him
self in the Shohol4 creek. • his body was
found Thursday morning, Mrs; Baum is
still living but her injuries are regarded
as ticceesar fatal. She is unable to
speak, anti - hence she could give no ac
count of the ""causes which led to the trag
edy.. Hausa was fifty years old and was
a farmer.
PALUITEGEry S tnFraidell merchant
-al murdered a few days. ago while on a
fis ing excursion.
it Senate Friday confirmed the nom.
inatio of Edwin W. Keightley, of Mich
igan, t be.tbird Auditor of the Treasury.
the ibel cue of Rev. Lathrdp against
the Springffeld (31a.iv.4.) Republienn the
jury has ten \ dered the plaintiff $lOOO
TIIE subscription to the four per cent.
refunding certifidates since the last report
!viva amounted to 'V177,440; total to date ,
$2,203,850. \
GENET:AL GEOEGE 'OvaEs, who is now
in command of Om' Military_ Division of
the Rio Grande,. is lyinglangeroutly ill
at Fort Brown, Texas. •
of the 'Methodist Episcopal (.'porch, died
Friday Int/In'ttg-at his residence, in Balti
more, in the 74th year•of his age.,\
A NIGHT watchman at the San-Francis
co Mint was arrested Friday
stealimr $20,000 worth of gold
A Considerable amount of gold.was found
buried in his garden.
J.ImESIIIMPIIIMYS Was arrested in New
York on Thursday eveuluit charged with
passing counterfeit' coin. He is believed
.to belong to a noted gang of Counterfeit
era, a-id more arrests arc looked for.
JOLTS E. POINDEXTEtt; tried at Rich
mond:Va., for the killing of C. C. Curtis
last mouth, teas, convicted Friday of vol
untary man-slaiighter. Two years iu the
penitentiary was the punishment award
ed. . .
.3lEmcEr,s of the _New York' 'Bar As.
sociation have preferred charges against
the sbglitt of the county, ha - their-nature
is not known. and the imptwitel official
will scud a general denial to -the Gover
PotrEzz C 0
Which comprises everything NEW, FASHIONABLE and DESIRABLE to be found
in the market, . '
• •
In a great variety of Stripes, Brocades, and 'Plain,
Towanda, Pa., April 23d, 1879
.31-c.pitoc L Bassi , ll; Dealers_ in
• -
Maan t,
. - - TOWANDA, PA.
- N. y., Melvin Lew pleaded
guilty to the atm of having felonious.
ty assaulted a youngerl, and attempted
to assault another. He was sentenced to
twenty years' imprisonment in the Petd
, _
Wums revenue officers were destroryinx
an illicit distillery, near Sputsasburg
Court Rouse. S. O, a few days ago , they
were Bred upon an d Special Deputy Bryon
Was wounded in the- thigh and shoulders.
It was We 'second attempt to kill revenue
officers within a week.
Tug M igration . and Relief "Association
of -Louis iana, en organization of leadioi
colored moo, just" formA, notifies aid
societies in the north, east add west that.
it is ready to correspmd with and receive
oppesPendence from them.. -
Crum= RASU, colored, was banged at.
Tuscumbia (Ma.) Friday for the murder
of his wife two years ago. The execution
took platie in the jail yard, ben; the first
under the new law in that State requirieg
executions to be private.
A uzirrtso of promiqent temperaorm
men was held Friday atambos, Ohfo. -
It was declared to ask thrill' M Legislature to
take action looking to the submission of
the prohibition question ,to the popular
vote in cities, townships and wards.
CozrzneftaTz Ilitetitorill pay was ob
served in t h e genth on Saturday: lit
Georgia, the principal celebrations were in
Atlanta and Columbus. There- was a
large • military display in Atlanta, and
General Fitzhugh Lee delivered the
oration.' In Columbus, a monument was
unveiled, Governor Colquitt delfvered the
Rice-Mos the murderer of nine per
was banged at Minden], Nebrailca ;
on Saturday. A crawd i of 2,5,000
persons gathered -and ' tore down' the
fences which had.becu crectitd to conci al
the execution from public iiew. Rich
ards addressed the ciowd, denying he
guilt, and makinz profession of pity, even
going so far as to lead in singing t*
verses of a hymn before he was sprubg
into eternity. -
A . Nthirn - Etiof prominent cilloied ti
in St. Louis have organized a society call
ed the Colored Immigration Aid Associa.
lion, and elected .1 Milton Turner, - ['rest'.
dint and Albert Borges - a Secretary. Tht,
association.has been; incorporated, and it.
is designed to make it permanent. Its oh:
jest is to raise funds for the establishment
of colored colopics and to aid immigration
of colored men from the Soutliern.Statts
to. other sections of the Union.
Tui Laconia National Bank at Laconia.
N. 11. was robbed between two and three
o'clock Friday inorif-rig, The safe
blown_ open with gun powder, and the
noise of the explosion ,aroused the town.
bot , too late to capture the robbers, who,
are Supposed to be milting their escape
on` foot through the woods, the railroads.
being on . the: . watch - for them ,
The President of =the bank says 'the loss
amounts to $4178 in cash,. $121,000 in
notes and $7,'200 -in coupon bonds which
been loged as collateral for soml
the notes. A record'of all these notes 1,
in possession .of the bank; and the lo .s,
he rays, canuat exceed 4 per cent. of its
capital. Us thinks' that live - men
Were engiged in the robbery, and that
they arrived at Lacon'a 'on Thursday.
evening, three getting - off :there and two
at Lake Village.
ADVERTISEtid has bscorao
cuntmeti to write the beginning of an
elegant,lnterestiug article and thcn nut
it int&sonte advertisement that we avoid
all . sucl6,:heats and simply call attention
to the met its of 1101) Bitters in ai plant
terms as 14sible, to induce People to give
them one trial, as no one *lfolchows their
value will eve
, uSe anything
-1,7 birrt•TE.. Split+g T erm RI 7 Leah) MONDAY.
AI'IUL Iftl6„ 1679. Expeloes for twtanl, tuition and
rnruisliM room 'from •l I to 4186 per year. Fir
catalogue or, further 14o.rlieillaryt ultimo, the Prin
cipal, EDWIN ENUINL.a.N, A. M.
Towar./13, March 16, 1872. \ 71.1
f ego.
Are now prepared to exhibit their
c ibtiTbware, 4intvare, s'c.