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E. O. 000DaICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, Pa., January 8, iBBo
Republican State Convention.
The Republicans of Pennsylvania are re
quested to send delegates, appointed ac
cording to their.rlPresentation in the,Leg
lature, to a Convention, to meet at tfar
risbuig, - at 12 31., on the 4th day of *Feb
ruary next, to elect delegates to. the Re
publican Nati:mai Convention, td norni
-nate Presidential: Electors, to nominate a
candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court,
and a claididate for , Auditor General ; and
to transact such other business as may be
brotight before them.
By ordqr of
F. C. HOOTON,.I.
Chairman State Committee.
SAMUEL F. BARK, 1 secre i aries.
C. L. MAGEE, I-
West Chester, Pa., January Ist, 18.80,
Republican County Convention
. The Republican County Convention',
will convene at the Court House, in the
BOrough of Towanda, on MONDAY, the
2r/day of FEBRUARY, 1880, at 7 o'clock
P. M., — tb elect delegates to the Republi
c:lM state Convention, to be held in the
City of Harrisburg on the. 4th day of
FebruarY,. IS4O, and for the transaction
- of any other business that may come be
fore the Convention. •
- Tae Committees cifVigilande appointed
for the yeas 1879 wills call a primary or
delegate election for their respective dia.
I riCis for SA.TURDAY, JANUARY 31st.
ISSO, to elect by ballot two delegates to
represent each disthct in the County
The delegate elections' in the Town
. s4rips will ho organized at 3 o'clock r.
and kept open until closed at 4 o'clock P.
; in the Boroughs the delega?., elections
Avill be organized at o'clock P. 51. and , :
kept open until cleised at 8 o'clock P. it.;:
the votes shall their be counted, and the
-result certified by the officers to the
Chairman of said Convention, and a copy
delivered at onee to the delegates-elect
The Committees of Vigilance are par
tieOlarly re4uested to observe the above
suggestions carefully in conducting the
. BENJ. M. PECK, Chairman
Towanda. An. CI, 18S0.
COmmittee'i of Vigilance.
Atha—(.e 7 . 11. Webb, G.W. Carman, J. Long
A lbany•lnirough—Boyd W. Wilcox, Leroy Hav
el-Iy, Geo. W. Nichols. •
Alnmy TOwn , hip—A. English, Benjamin Ayres.
Clinton W. Len's,
A r11,.1 , 33-1-tiblel Webb, S.lmon Sherman, An
A , ,vliim—Joseph A. Itomet, B. C. Mingo., It. It.
lit.rtick. • .
Athens Borough—A. 11. Spalding. D. Trliv, A.
Athens Township. Ist District—Wright Dun
ham, H. I Smil„ Charles sewar ; 2,1 District—B.
T. Middaugh, Dr. W. Keyes, David Gardner :
District—lL. W. Thomas, M. \V. Reeve, John
Tidd, C. 11. Johnson, I). 11.
IV Illianis. i .
' Burlington !Township— A. J. Blakesley, G. B.
Travi , , Andrew Melville.
Burlington Bormigh—W; H. D. Green. S. M.
Uu•Ytnnan, V. Rico.
I ot Weal—Alfred Blackman, , t N. If.
• t Townshlp—ilienry Matson, Shela Ayers,
canton Borough—ll. S, Dartt, E. 11. Thnmis, F.
C..1.110113—.1. D. Wole ! I. M. Ferguson, d. R.
Frattkiln—.littnes C. Ridgeway, Sterne McKee,
.lame. , '
I file—Adam Innis, John Vronian, Henry
11 , r1 Irk—John EnIIIN. B. M.. Matson, George
A t vest rong.
Sahford, 11. Hoaglin. Henry
t...tiaysvil:e—C,o. Beardsley, u. H. Beards
I.ltchiieltl—.lollllll. McKinney, T. W. Brink, A.
11 t bundler,.
!Monroe Ton ti , hip—TlMmas Smllry, James Ir
M Borough—t). 11. Itoekixelf;' D. J. Sweet,
11. 11. Ingham.
;omen-11. L. Case, Thomas Lt. Smith, Frank
i4.lvert.4l—Clarence Wilitanis. .Joseph
M.,ilibraux • •
I.llw—L. Itosworth, S. B. Canfield, Jamt a
• Uldgluiry-j. C. Robinson, I'. C. Brown, E. A
Bothe Township—Jason S. Forbes, 1.. F. Russell
G. Too usend.
!come ItOrvugt—E. M. Fr.st, B. 1... Smith. G.
she- hequin—CharlesJ. Itrewn,Frank M. VOught
i.e.. 11. smith.
sioll life-41—N. W. Waldron. Walter Phillips, .F
sutlecreek- 7 1). F. Illlilreth, S. 1,. Thompsol),
WOrg r e Berry.
south NVaverly—doli Falkner, John M. Post,
sprlngneld—lrvine Burgess, F. N. Ilubbard, S.
Stone—M3 rota C Elngsley, George Sage,
:+yh . .ttlia—F U. Gray C. E. Waldo, Finley
"luaancla Township—John Scoville, A. W. Dim
Touanda Itercmgh, Ist Ward—C. D. Pasqage,
Jame, Bryant, It. T. Steven:, ; 21 Want—Win.
I.l.trrY Gray, 0. 1). Lyon: ;ad IVard-11. E.
It•theoek. Jahn, /1. Cochllng. W. IL:urchin.
bTott mein Noith lteuben DeLong,
• 1.0 vet Newell.
T.•rty —Junnt ban Terry, .1. C. Dyer, S. Bowman.
Tuatudiip—John hunt. Milton Pierce, M.
fro'. Itur!clugh-11. M. Spalding. 0. P. Adams.
:It A. Lung.
Tu•earora—M. T. SIB - Ara. Arthur Lewis.. Lester
I"Rter—henry Mingo, • George Morley, Andrew
Warren—Nathan Young, Alcram Whitaker, J.
.1• - •. Wheaton.
W..11,-11. “rinttel, 1., F. Shepherd, Jcirume
nulliatn—Mlehael Bolen, .Vein Boardman,
31. Clark. Pante' Ely, E. Meekes„Jr.
Wv.c.lc”lng—Jatnes 11. warts, Alien Hoover,
r. Shores, E. G. Owen, Thiry Parks:
Republican County Committee
The delegates from each eiection.
trict to the last Republican County Con
venticu (September 2, 1 , 79) are requested
to app)int , at once an earnest and azure
Republican to represent their district in
the RepUb:ican County Committee for
It is in:Tor-taut that these appointments
be made at once, and the name, with the
10t.t.-othee addiess of. the person so ap-
I , ,,inted. be forwarded to the ebairrdan o
said committee without delay.
BENJ. M..PECK, Chairman
Towanda, Jan. 6, 17z:(0
Tux -next stealing to be done by the
Democrats is the 'seat of ConFressman
OWIII, of Indiana.
HON; D: R. ANDERSON, member of the
t=late.lATislature from Bedford county,
died at his home Jaimary Ist.
aL.unt, arc p
amount of attent to
not having a Prgai
their own worth talk
yiug- an unnecessary
to the question of the
i%113., a riumlel 11.
'• , ittooi would o.
" lwalsome is a
'mould h perfect i
a Time, is, typograph
wsparar. .Now if its
.the saying that
handsome does," it
ti every respect.
\V Ito would be a 'King? A &cone at
tempt has been made to assassinate the
King oftipa'in. He was driving out' ith
hiss ife, :full the bullet intended for him,
:I:small) , missed his royal consort.
IStatehenator froni A.labaina, died.it his
at Athens, in that tState, on
Viedne,day of lint week. His term of
()ilia.; would have ecpired in
HAnmsninto is in mourning. because
there is this winter no session of the Leg
islature. The Tekgraph nays: 'Par the
first time in the history of Harrisburg, as
the State capital, we miss the usual
crowds in our hotels at the opening of the
new year. There, is a lack of activity in
the capitol, a lack of buStle and business
in the halls of the House and Senate
chambers, which indicate a loss.
Tat Russian" Mission was offered to
Gov. , VAIN &MDT,' Of New .Jersey, who
was disposed to accept, but , finally de
clined from an uultillingness to expose
Mrs. Va . 's Zalarr toithe rigors of the cli
mate. Tho Russiari Mission was offered
to Hon. GALUSHA. A. GROW in June lhst,
and respectfully declined, but not for the
same considerations that influenced Goy.
Two - Southern youths, one a son of Col.
Mosnr, of Virginia, the. other from Louis
iana, named LEE, last week fought a duel
'near Amherst Court house. Nine shots
wore Bred, but the only harm done was
shooting an inoffensive cow which unfor
tunately was straying iu t,lie neighbor
hood. Both parties were arrested, but
released, as -no possible danger could
come of their running at large.
HERE'S a hint for'our County Commis
sioners iii making rules for the govern
ment Of our county Poor House. The
Board of Directors of the,Berks County
alms'hobse haling abolished the whiskey
and tobacco ration, the Steward reports
that since the resolution was adopted,
many of the bes, paupers have left and
gone to work, declaring that they would
not. remain, and be deprived of their
whiskey and tobacco.
Tug correspondent of a Chicago paper
has been making a tour through Kansas
for the purpose of observing the condition
of ' the freedmen settled there since the
exodus commenced. lie estimates the
number'of refugees at about 15,000, and
reports that of this number about one
fifth have been able to buy a littlelh , 4d,
and are rapidly establishing themselves.
The others have found employment as
farm laborers, with the exception of
about seven hundred, for whom no places
have yet been found.
SUNSET COX, -of York, says that
llonATio SEYMOUR can have the Demo
cratic nomination fur-President if • he will
accept it, and he thinks he is willing. Ile
also pail; a justly deserved compliment to
the President when ho says : " That
whatever may be said of Mr. Moms or
his tenure of office, there has certainly
been a great improvement in the person
elle of the Government under his admin . -
IT would be interesting to ascertain
what the Democrats, who used to shriek
about bayonet rule in the South, think of
Governor GAticEr.os's conduct in filling
the capitol at Augusta with soldiers so
that his bogus Legislature can ke organ
ized in secret, apart from the, popular
view. Probably bayonet rule is not, quite
so' objectionable to the Democratic mind
when, instead of preventing Democratic
fraud, it protects fraud of that kind.
OW WRATH TO CORE
The Maine outrage is but the pre
lude of the storm. It was not an
accident or even an afterthoualit.
It was predetermined long ago, and
simply conditioned upon the capture
ofthe State governnient a year Ago.
The ease with whibh organic and
statute law can be..'onstrued So as
to cover actual 'bleaches , of both
made the outrage possible. Tdere
is but one way for the public to ibok
at the action of governorGARCELON
and his Council, and that way is to
reverse the terms and parties, and
view it from the Democratic.stand
point. So retarding it is there a
Democrat in this country who would
not denounce the act of his party
leaders in Maine as a crime ? Tare
is not, and there ought not to be,
even among Democrats, a maxi , to
lost .to the instincts of honor and
Council have no right 'to ascertain that
error and Council of Maine deliber-
tionestv. Had the Republican Gov- .
• votes •returned "scattering " were not
ately counted out;enough Democrats actual ballots, nor is it material that in
stead of returning all the names of per
and Greetibackers returned as elected sons voted for there is no return of votes
in 1878 to have . given the House to as "scattering ;-" returns not duly attest
the Republicans, of course there ed are net valid, but a clerk pro tern. may
would have been no Governor GAR- sign returns, when-they must be received;
returns purporting to be scaled in open
CELON at all. But had the Repuhli.
town meeting must be received ; the
cans done that would any Democrat town
and Council cannot. inquire
or any respectable. Republicans have how many Selectmen are acting in a
applauded the action ? We assume town ; they' cannot reject ballots with
that no self-respecting person of 'any distinguishing marks, as ballots must be
party would have defended the Re• counted after once being placed in -the
• publican authorities had they so acted. box ; ditto marks are valid ; returns can-
That is the fair statement: of the
not be rejected on, the ground that they
aro fraudulent unless written objections
case. The golden rule is not often ap- are presented and then evidence must be
plied in politics, as most persons are taken under oath; in ease of more than
aware. But there is only one right - one list of returns the first list must he
way to judge such acts; and that way accepted. The Judges, in aumminglnp
is to put yourself in his place."
their unanimous. opinion, say - that the
f done` allot is the pride as well as. the protect would be wrong i
by -one party cannot be less tha
thin of all ; it is the truest indication of
the popular will. The official returns re
wrong if done by any other party- quired from the municipal officers of sec.-
In. Maine there can be no election of a eral plantations, towns and cities are t and
Governor by the popularvote unleis will be, made by "plain people," and
the candidate has a majority of all: made, too, in the Burry 'and bustle and
the votes polled. But as respects mem- excitement of an election. They are not
required to •bi 3 written with the scrupul
elects.bers,of the Legislature a plurality
ous nicety of a writing master or with
In September the people of
the technical accuracy of a plea in Maine, on a very full poll, failed to cast abate
ment. Sentences may have been ungram
a majority vote for any candidate for matical,the spelling mail deviate from the
Governor, and therefore there was no recognized standards, but returns-are not
election of Governor by the people. tohe set at naught because the penman
' But in the triangular fight the Re- ship may be poor, language tingrammati
publicans secured, sometimes by Ina.: cal or spelling erroneous. It is enough if,
the returns can be understood, and :if
jorities, and sometimes by pluralities , •
••understood full effect should be given to
a large majority in the Legislattire. their natural and obvious meaning. They
In the first apology
, of Governor aro not to be strangled by idle technicali;
GARCELON he alludes to the fact that ties, nor is their meaning to be distorted
the Democrats and Greenbackers by carping and captious criticism: When
Rence.that meaning is ascertained there should :
east more votes in the aggregate
be no hesitation in giving it full effect.
than the Republicans cast. ,
he says the election went against the ßeturns should be received with Savor
'and construed with liberality, for, from
Republicans. This seems to have men `who usually are and necessarily
been the basis of his defense, and in must be employed to make them, great
unseating Republicans he by infer. .formality and meaty cannot be expected
ence argues „that he was only giving ,alshould not be required. The general
- ri • le which,governs is that, amble
expression to the voice of the'peo- • P - i c-31) - hi
make this ,
them should a strict compliance with
tile provisions of . p statute, yet when they
Of course he could only '
. are merely directory, such strict•compli
defense on the ground that plurality ance is not essential to the validity of the
candidates are not lawfully elected, proceedings under such statute unless it
and that a Legislature, in whole or in is so declared to be , therein. This ,is
part so constituted, cannot be a law.
especially applicable hen the rights ,'
. rule ful Legislature; and that an unlawful the
public or of third persons are con
Legislature cannot do a, `corned .. Dominant is to give such a
1 construction to official acts of - municipal
We will, therefore, accept Governor officers as will best 'comport 'with the
ti.aßchLols's +w of the case for the ! meaning and intention of the parties, as
~ moment, and ;then ask him by what , derived from a fair and honest interprets- .
.warrant he performs Executive font.: thin of the language used ; to sustain
tions? For t rather than-to defeat the will of the peo-'
! the Legislature that 1 pie and disfranchise citizens.
eleeted him was very' largely com
posed of plurality candidates, and if
such Legislatrire cannot do. a law
ful act his election was not lawful,
and by consequence no act of his as
Governor has been lawful. As Gov
ernor GAII.CELODr is. a doctor he , may
object to taking his own medicine ;
but in that case, tke mode adapted
in dosing refractory children will do
If we take the case of the city. of
Portland which returned as elected,by
majorities ; ranging from 600 upwards,
twentynine4 representatives, all of
whom were : rejected by the Governor
and Council; it is only necessary to
ask Any Democrat whether he l 'be-
Heves tho l se, , representatives elect
would halle , Been rejected bad they
beeti? De nioctats and Greenbackers.
The, ground of their rejection was
that, at the bottom of the returns 131
vote's were given as " scattering."
The Ilaw- requires the names of per
sons voted for. tobe given. Biala&
every one of these 131 votes been
cast for -the Democratic candidates
not one would have been elected.
-There is not a court of decent stand
ing in any State. which Would justify
sti4i a perversion of the meaning
and intent of the law. Taking any
paler ease mentioned by the commit-
tee in its report and conclusion
must be the same. The whole matter
resolves itself into an illustration of
the, use of the letterof the law totex
phi the spirit. The apologies, of
Governor GAMELON stamp him as
an unscrupulous' trickster, whose
tricks may win' temporary 'success
but which will:inevitably so react as
to sweep the . Dernocrats out of power
in every Northern State. And per
haps that is the' Way appointed for
he.utter destruction of the Demo
TUE NITEATION IN MAINE.
The opinion of the Supreme Court
has not had the effect to influence
Gov. GARCELON to retrace his illegal
steps, and . recall the certificates
wrongly given to the Fusionists. lie
says it may be valuable as a guide
for the future, but he will not be con
trolled by it now. The Legislature
meets to-day (Wednesday,). It is
uncrain whether or not there will
Ws, quorum, as some of the Fusion
ist.'s have declared their intentions
not to accept) the certificates. The
will be present and demand their
seats. There is still a display of
military and arms about the Capitol,
though there is ,little 'danger of
violence. The Republicans are await
ing the result of the meeting with
confidence, strong in the knowledge
that the law is with them, and that
public sentiment universally con
demns the revolutionary proceedings
W - ttEN Gov. GAECLEON agreed to sub
mit to the Supreme Court of Maine, the
questioniregarding the powers and duties
of-the State Officers as to the, returns of
election, he either had a blind and stupid
belr in the lawfulness - -and right of his
acts, ora willingness to find some method
of retreat from the unwise course he was
pursuing. The opinion of the Court has
been given, and it sustains the position
taken by'the Republicans on every or.e of
the Twelve questions which were submit
ted to the Court, and the decision
is substantially as follows : when
there is an election in fact Rep
resentatives should be admitted al
though no return has been made ; the
Governor and Council must permit the
Correction of return when irregular ; re
turns signed by a majority of a quorum
of the Aldermen or •Stlectmen of cities
and towns are valid ; the Governor and.
QuirE a commotion was created at the
White HMSO by : IIENRY. C. Da Auna,
who entered with the . general public
during the hours devoted by the President
to the regular New Tear's Ireception.
When DE ANNA. reached the President
he began to abuse that officer for refusing
to appoint him to office, charging the .
President with being instrumental in im
poverisking and ruining his family. DE
MINA 110.70 quite violent in his demcitustra
tion, and was removed by the police.
Some time ago 'DE Alilpt wasitypointed
collector of customs at Sitka, Alaska, but
the Senate did not confirm his nomination
and he was obliged to return. ;Ile was
put to considerable expense in going to
and returning from Alaska, but Was un**
ble to recover his loss by reaaoa of the
failure of the Senate to confirm his nomi.i
nation. Since returning to Washington,
DE. MINA has been hanging about the
depaitments seeking employment and na;-
lating his misfortunes to all who would
listen. At the. last session of Congress
he was voted $1,500 in full for all claims
against the government by reason of his
Alaska experience.' .
AN inventory and appraisement of: the
estate of the .late As. PACKER has been
filed in the Register of Wills' office, Phil
adelphia. The stocks, bonds, etc., are
set down at $5,816,627.50, among which
is 107,68.5 shares of: Lehigh Valley Rail
road. Company's stock, 2204 shares of
Franklin Coal Company's stock, 1171
shares Bethlehem. Iron Company, and
shares in various other corporations. The
bonand mortgages amount to $22,-
522.7 ), the furniture to $4,000, carriage,
$250 interest in E. P. MLBUR it C 0. ,,
$7,5 ; real estate, including coal and
farm,. lands, $260,006 ; book accounts,
$455;774.11. Total, ' 6,573.874.10. The
appraisement places , the Lehigh' Valley
stock at $37.50 per share, but taken at
the latest q?iotations of 52iet52i, the
value of the estate is Mclea.sed • nearly
$2,500,800. c .
THE publishers of the Crawford Jour
nal, has advanced the price of, subscrip
tion from $1 per year to $1.50, giving as
a reason, what every newspaper publisher
is painfully aware of, the groat advance
in cost of the chief items of expense in
newspaper production. The publishers
of the Journal evidently don't understand
that newspapers now-a-day are not- pub
lished for profit, but solely for the public
good, and that the mercenary considera
tion of profit, should not be allowed a
moments, thought. Look at Bradford
county, and observe the number of self
sacrificing public benefactors who are
printing newspapers for the public ad
vantage, without any reference to such
sordid matters as dollars and cents. They
are giving their tine, talent and cash
that the public may be benefitted,without
the expectation or. hope of fee or'reward;
' • BEFORE ' Judge Paansox, at Harris
burg, on Friday last, was, argued the
motion to quash the indictment. against
K. W. LEisENnixo, of Mauch Chunk, in
:dieted for corrupt solicitation of members
of the Legislature, and others, because of
the numerical defect in the- grand jury
which found true bills against them. No
new evidence was offered by the prosecu
tion, and the defence submitted the same
evidence as wag offered in the previous
case of SALTER. The Judge quashed all
the indictments. The Court will convene
on Monday, 19th inst., and the first busi
ness the grand jury will be called upon to
consider will be new bills in place of those
quashed. It is probable, in case the grand
jury's decision is against accused, that
the bribery cases will be hmong the first
put on trial.
Fr is very doubtful it• the . honor of
being a membee of the Republican State
Committee, overbalances the dangers of
pecuniary responsibility, particularly
.when the Chairman is extralcagantly dis
posed, and given to drarin checks re
gardless whether there are funds to pay
them. Chairman QUAY w as lately sued
by MAnat.Ev & Co., of • hiladelphia, to
recover on a check given by him as Chair
man of the State Committee for $2607.50,
for printing done for the Committee. Mr.
Qtav set up for defence that he was not
personally liable, and Judge TRAYM de
cided in his favor. But the Judge, in his
decision, intimated that the m6mbers•of
the Committee are individually liable,
and may be sued. for the, amount. So
they may as.well prepare to pay the claim,
or be ready for a summons.
THE County Commissioners of Alle
gheny have formally resolved to accept a
proposition of compromise made by the
Railroad, of the loss sustained- in the
Pittsburg riots. 'The amount to be paid
by this arrangement is $1,600,000. The
claims of the railroad companies, as filed;
amount to $2,6004000. The next proceed
ings will be for tO attorneys for the rail.
road companies and the county to join to
gether in the presentation of the case tea
jury, which will be instructed to render a
verdict for the amount named. The sum
will then be paid lin cash out of the pro
ceeds of bonds tolbe issued. The Eleva
tor Company and the County Commission
ers have agreed to submit the former's
loss to arbitrators. '
THERE have been mMmy well-authenti
cated cases of paralysis i&nd death caused
by the use or hair-dyes, and now a warn
ingcomes from Easton to the ladies to be.
careful as to what they use to beautify
their complexions, young woman in
that place about
. 19 years old had a fine
complexion, but to excel others and to be
whiter than any ono else she began to use
white lead on her face instead of powder.
She used the lead on several occasions,
and the result is her right side is entirely,
paralyzed and she is helplesi. The pois;m
tins material has entered her body, and
daring the past few days she has been
continually . vomiting, and is now in a
painful though not. exactly in a dangerous
THE folly as well as the danger of in
dulging in practical jokes was lately ex
emplified in a very tragical manner in
Chicago. Jons Di. Warrt and M. B.
Gotrt.n, prominent business men, deter
mined to frighten a. colored janitor into
the belief that a robbery bad been com
mitted, by scattering around the contents
of Mr. WArrE's room. After enjoying
the scattering, they hid' in a closet to
watch tbe effect. Alarmed at the condi
tion of the room the janitor,ran oil for a
pistol, and hearing a noise in the closet
on-his return, shot through theLdoor, and
killed Mr. GOULD.
WE seldom meet with '
account of suffering find death than that
of a little boy who starved to death, at
Pittsburgh, in consequence of a throat
disease that prevented his swallowing
anything. fle lived foUr weeks without
eating or drinking.
~ -Ilia pleadings for
food were z_pitiful, and he frequently
' dreamed of enjoying sumptuous repasts,
only to awake to dreadful hunger and
thirst. Just before he died be asked his
mother if they , would have agood dinner
for him in heaven. .
• Tan penitent pirate - has turned up
again, *lathe° in the poor house at Canso
polls, Mich., and the death-bed tale tells
of the fate of THEODORA. Buan Ateros,
daughter of Aaron Bunn, who sailed
from Charlestonlor New York, In 1812,
the vessel never having , been beard from.
The old sailor says he was one of a crew
. of pirates who captured the vessel and
forced captain, crest and passengers to
walk the plank. He claims he :took an
unwilling part in the tragedy, and bat
the white faCe •of , the doomed woman
walking calmly to her death was present
in all his dreams, and scarcely_ ever left
pITAIIIMAN Ron. .J. D. Castrates, of
the National Republican Committee, has
issued a call - for a meeting of the National
Convention of the ;Republican party at
Chicago, on Wednesday, the second day
of June next, at 12 o'clock, neon, for the
nomination of candidates to be supported
for President and Vice-President at the
next election., Rei üblicans, and all who
will co-operate with them in supporting
the nominees of the party, are invited to
choose two delegates from each Congres
sional distrht, four at large from each,
State, two from each Territory, and two
from the District of Columbia, to repre
sent them in the Convention.
TUE distinguished Irish agitator, CRAB.
+SWART PARNELL, M. P., arrived '
at New York on Friday, and was enthu
siastically redeiVed by his excitable coun
irymen. , His mothei is the daughter of
ilia late Admiral CHARLES STEWART,
4 0ommander of the famous frigate Consti•
whoso memorable light with two
British ships in the war of 1812 gained
for hint undying renown. The grandson
has attracted attention on account of his
connection with the movement now going
on in Ireland for a change in the system
bf land tenancy.
A TERRIBLE -account of homicide and
suicide comes from Ilona, N. Y., where
on Saturday - % afternoon, Miss FuesTts
HO%'EY, a very highly-respected• young
'lady of that place entered the store of her
father, a bat and fur dealer, and in a fit
of supposed • insanity, shot him, the ball
penetrating the left temple and produc
ing instant death; then reloading the
pistol, a small single-barrelled one, she
went up stairs and shot herself in the
head, witli , mortal effect.
AN injured woman avenged her wrongs
in Washington, list week, by shooting
her betrayer. A former Treasury clerk,
named Leer Hourox, met JOHN 11. Mon.
GAN, son of Senator MORGAN, of Ala
bama, awl fired at him with a revolver,
inflicting a serious but not fatal wound.
She was arrested, and expresses regret
,that she did not kill him.
THERE are So many goof and available
Republican candidates for the Presidency
that it isn't best for any ono to get excit
ed on the subject. We can Oka, GRANT,
BLAINE, SLIERHAN, Corixtaso, and a
dozen others, who would hold the beim
of the ship of State with steady hands
and guide it with wisdom safely through
QCITE a grain business is done in the
flourishing village of Chicago. The fig
ures have just been published, and as
figures can't lie, they show that during
the past year the receipts and shipments
-of flour and grain were 137,624,833 bush
els received and 129,851,553 bushels
shipped, against 134,086,595 bushels re
ceived and 118,675,269 bushels shipped in
ALAS ! the hope that diamonds might
become as cheap as pebbles, so that eve
rybody could shine in them, is likely to
be. an illusion. Somebody writes that .
MCTEATIS ! claim that he can manufacture
the costly brilliants is false, and that his
diamonds are not diamonds. So fade the
hopes of life away I
MARTIN W. Nuss, Deputy Prothono
tary, committed suiOde at Bloomsburg
Saturday morning py shooting himself
through the head with a pistol. 'The act
is supposed to have been committed while
the suicide was laboring under a fit df
temporary insanity. lie leaves: a wife
and three young children.
THE Administration has set the landh
ble example of banishing the wine cup
from the White Ilimse, and providing
beverages which cheer but don't inebriate,
at the State dinners and receptions. And
it is said that the example is generally
followed in Washington society—which
we don't swallow readily.
THE Albany papers are bragging that
the staff of the new Governor of 'New
York, is composed of men "just as hand
some as men can be." We will wager a
big apple that they can't hold a candle as
to good looks compared with Governor
LIOYT'i staff. •
TILE Scranton. Republican is in favor of
Gnow for Vice President, and the reason
why it don't boom for him, is because he
is the proper person for United States
Senator,, to take lyr. WALLACE'S place.
A sensible conclusion.
THE widow of ex-Governor JOHNSTON
is being pressed by some of the Pennsyl
vania members of Congress for Post
mistress ,at Kittaning, to . fill a vacancy.
Such are the changes and vicissitudes of
GENERAL WALKER, Superintendent of
the Census forces for 1880, is of opinion
that the returns will establish the
population of this country to be from
fort jr-seven to forty-eight millions.
PIIILADYLPIIIA, January fi,
The lights and shadows of life and
crime in a great city have been portrayed
by Some of the ablest writers, but it is
doubtful if they have ever depicted in
half its hideousness the degradation and
misery which seem to be inseparable to
the aggregation of such numbers of hu
manity. The experience of the officers
of justice and the records ..of the police
courts give startling instances of the
depths of .depravity of which human na
ture is capable, when once the moral sen
timents become blunted or effaced, and
the passions have full sway. If the hid
den myiteries could be added to the writ
ten records, what family, .skeletons, what
stories of secret sorrows and hidden
crimes would be disclosed ! At the central
station in this city, is keift n book in
which is written briefly. a record of those
who in some mysterious way or for some
hidden motive suddenly disappear, leav
ing no trace behind. During the year
1871 the number of these cases was ap
palling. Of thcei persons reported as
lost to the police during the last twelve
months, and for whom vigilant search
was made at home and notices. of their
disappearance sent to other cities, the re
cord discloses that 136 are stilkunacconnt
ed for. This list of lost ones at the police
besdquarteri includes flfty-eight
eleven women, forty-seven boys and twen
ty girls. Though some few of those re
ported have returned (a fact , not made
known to the authorities), a majority are
or those who' have dropped out of sight,
never more to be seen of men.
The cause" thatlead to these distreas
ing enigmatical cases ,
are Varied. There
are those who, tinpelled by a guilty . con
sciet.ce, flee froth the scene of theirwrong
doing to hide their humiliation in strange
places and among strange people ; there
are young women who have fled If=
their homes to hide their shame, and
Wire are girls and boys who, rather than
submit to an existence of brutality and
degradation with besotted or cruel pal=
eats or Insrters, flee into the unknown
world to work their way through life.
Then there are women who escape froM
ill-favored husbands; and husbands whO
desert their wives, whether good or bad';
and, sadder than . all, there are those who
leave their homes, full of life and spirits,
teineet unbidden' and unknown deaths.
Some there are, and these are youths of
both sexes, with Minds filled with/roman
tie ideas tf life, who steal away to be jos
tied by circumstances into strange places,
to rise or j fali and sink out of sight and
memory according to their moral strength.
The mysterious disappearances in the
- city of New York last year, numbered the
appalling number of three hundred and
forty-seven ! This frightful catalogue of
missing persons 15 calculated to impress one
very forcibly of the dangers and pitfalls
which are spread to entrap the unwary.
Amidst the bustle of crowds, surrounded by
.all the refinements and' safeguards of civ
ilization, these bidden snares and sedue
lions stretch out their arms,
and beneath the very temple ifif justice
are perpetrated crimes and infa r tnies from
which the savage would shrink.
Cayenne pepper is, a thing to be sneez
ed at, when it is mixed up with an audi
ence. - At least, so those who went to the,
New National Theatre New Year's night
discovered. Some rogue burned pepper
with cotton in the gallery, which had the
effect of coughing and sneezing the peo:
ple present out of building. •
The Water Department reports that
the water supply of this city for last year
averaged Sixty-eight gallons every day for
each inhabitant, which certainly' should
have kept everybody clean, and free from
thirst. But slushing sidewalks 'and pave
ments is such a mania with the Biddies,
that a large share is wasted to the great
discomfort of pedestrians.
The many friends of Bishop Stevens
will learn - with regret that his health is
not improving, but that ho is again con
fined to , his bed.
Charles D. Talmadge was confined
Kirkbride's for several months, and only
released when his case bad been called to
the attention of the courts. Ile.now sues
the parties who were instrumental in pro
cdring his confinement, alleging there i was
a conspiracy to deprive him of his liberty
and lays his damages at $50,000.
Two unknown mtn were struck and in
stantly killed by a train for New :York
from the Reading depot, on Tuesday, a
short distance above the Broad street
crossing. It was the old story : walking
on the track, and crossing to the other;
track, to avoid a t train, and being demol : :
ished by a train coming from the opposite
direction. The engine struck them, hurl
ing them a distance of forty feet, and
mangling them horribly: They were sup
posed to be working men, as both had
dinner baskets with them.
Within a week the price of iron has
gone up #,S a ton, $3l being the highest
quotation given. The rise is claimed as
legitimate as it is said that the products
of the furnaces and mills ate contracted
for months ahead. The prospect is that
prices will advance.
"A little nonsense, now and then, is
relished by the wisest of men," so the
staid and dignified members of the Com
mercial Exchange indulged in boys' play
on the last day of the year, making the
room.a perfect pandemonium, the scene
Of the wildest disorder. Hats were smash
ed and•clothing ruined by the flying sam
ples of grain and flour. When the fun
was finished the floor was covered with
the scattered samples.
A true bill of indictment has been found
by the grand jury against Robert Parrish,
the lawyer who rigged up in his office, on
South Sixth street, the infernal machine
by which a boy named McDonald was se
riously injured. There are live counts.in
the indictment, charging assault and bat
tery with intent to kill and assault with
intent to maim and disable.
The Supreme Court assembled here to
day. Judge Mercur arrived Saturday.
The new-Judge, Henry Green, of t astou,
appointed by the Governor to fill the va
cancy 'occasioned by the death of Judge
Woodivard is ill, wad not able to take his
Forney's Progress states that George
H. Stuart, the well known philanthropist
of this city, has lost all his princely for
tune by the failure of another whose en
dorser he hadi' l become. Ho ,surrendered
his entire estate to the creditors of the
party for whom he endorsed, and now, at
the age of over, seventy years, he lives in
a rented house.
How easy it is to start a lie, is illustrat
ed by the following paaagraph in the Sun
day Times : " Thevenerable Simon Cain
eron and " Don," his son, the Senator,
both millionaires, stopping at the Canti
nental, Hotel for a few days, as the
guests of the city,' at the expense of our
tax-payers." It so happens that neither
of the persons here mentioned, were at
the Continental Hotel during Grant's
stay, excepting to make a call upon the
General, and they were not' the "guests
of the city." But then such little di,scre
pencies are not usually considered by
While visiting the Eastern Penitentiary
a few days ago, a young lady, while en
tering a cell, stumbled over the sill, •and
falling heavily dislocated one of her hips.
From fscts and figures in the posses
sion of R. G. Dunn & Co., of the 3lerc&n
-tile Agency, it appears that there were
190 failures in Philadelphia, the net loss
es aggregating - about $3,000;000. In 1878,
,257 failures occurred in this city, the net
losses amounting to over $10,000,000,
showing a decrease of sixty-seven failures
with a _corresponding decrease of het loss
es of $7,000,000 in the last year as com
pared with the year before.
The handsome marble building, recent
ly occupied by the Philadelphia Reform
Club, at No. 1520, Chestnut street, was
sold on Tuesday last, $112,500, Ten
years ago, the same premises and proper
ty were bought for $95,000.. The differ
ence, perhaps, indicates the relative value
of real estate.
' It cost Philadelphia $12,219.80 to enter
tain General Grant, and more than four
times that stun was taken by retail-deal
ers, shop-keepers - and
_hotels. It was a
great advertisement, the coming of Gen
eral Grant to this city; and hundreds .of
thousands of dollars were made out of it.
Some idea of the magnitude of the
work done by the Baldwin Locomotive
Poinpany may be formed froni the fact
that they have constructed 398, engines
doting the'year 1870. Of these 256 were
made with iron boilers and 142 with steel
boilers, while 388 were pitied wlth steel
Eire.boxes, and ten with- copper.' 314 were
built for Ameriesm raihuttli, and -eighty
four for reads in • France,. Itorway, Aus
tralia, Brazil, - Peru, Nest Indies .and
sandwich Islands.' : •
• IVAsnixaroX, D: C., Jan. 1 , 1879.
In accordance with the usual 'custom
Congress his 'adjourned /until after th e
holidays, and consequeoy our /egislativir
Solona who during the j past few weeks
have done but little else than to meet and
adjourn,- have returned, to their homes
and their. constituency, leaving our usual
quiet city to lapse again into., "the -even
tenor of itsiray." As a Matter of-coarse,
not until the Christnias turkey is dis
patched and the congregated wisdom of
our country is-comfortably se'.ticd into
their' seats, will the real work of legislas
tion begin ; then it is confidently expect-.,
ed . that some now line of policy will be
developed which will be , the meat:islet
making or breaking one or the other po
litical party in the approaching Presiden,
tial contest., •
to the present time it would - seem
,both parties have adopted what is
termed the (14-nothing policy; but so long
: that course is pursued, it is held that
the Republicans will bp the gainers : and
the Democracy the iosers,,:for the simple
reason that the latter having be majority
in Congress • are held responsible for its
legislative acts. Nearly a year ago—or
rather, at - the beginning of the extra ses
sion—the Democracy entered -the field
With, an aggresSive, defiant, and what
they termed a definite- policy. With a
grand flourish , of trumpets they insisted
otr . wiping out all Federal election laWs,
but the people at the late elections very
plainly, told them that they were , gait°
satisfied with the laws is they exist; and
would nonsupport any party that sought
to repeal;them. In the West and at the
extreme North—the strongholds of finan
cial heresy—they also made a fight en the
soft side of the' financial question, -but
were, beaten there ; consequently the Re-,
publicans, looking at the situation from
the standpoint of political policy, appear
to be quite willing to wait for any new,
developments that their opponents may
choose to make. But the Democracy do '
not appear to be in quite so much of
aggressive inood as they were. The result
of the recent elections has evidently cooled
their ardor in that direction, and, divided
on thefinancial question, on the tariff and
on internal improvements, they appear to
be too busily engaged in kicking one
another to think of anything else.'
The. eleetion of Senator Cameron to be
Chairman -Of the Republican National,
Committee, appears tv be giving very
general satisfaction. The general ex
pression among the Republicans here is,
that he is the right man in the right place.
While the action of the majority of that
distinguished body in placing at nib he;(1
of the National party machinery a man
who is known not to lie the pronounced
or recognized advocate of any especial
individual aspirant for the Preiidency is
I being accepted as eminently proper, the
Republican party is at the same time to
be congratulated that executive authority
of the committee has been vested in tluch
capable hands. With 'Senator Cameron
.at the helm it is felt that there will be no,
deviation from the.straightforwurd course
indicated by the most stalwart compass,
and thai the staunch old Republican-craft'
will make the voyage in 184.108.40.206 in smooth
water and under the disciplined orders of
experienced and skillful eomnianders.
It is being very generally asserted - that
the footprints of Samuel J. Tilden have
been detected in the election fraitil that
is now being attempted in Maine-'',. This
of course will surprise no one, as there
has not been-a political fraud of any mag
nitude in any part of the country in
which Tilden - has not had a band.- Ills
great, overshadowing fraud was his at
tempt to capture the Presidency in 187 T,
through the agencyof his cipher tele
grams, and now hie is probably practicing_
in Maine in view of the fact that he may
need skilled talent in that line iu 1880
either for himself Pin his party. Some of
Mr. Tilden's-agents have lately been very
busy about Washington—feeling Biel po
litical pulse, as it were. Ono of them,
in a recent conversation, remarked' hat
his errand was to find out exactly what
was being said and thought, and to report
it faithfully to the cipher ogre
. at Gra;
mercy Park. • lie said ho did riot know
whether Mr. Tilden would be a candl . d:ite
or not for renomination: If he reports
the truth when he gets back to New York
he will be compelled to say that almost
every Democrat hereabouts insists that
Mr. Tilden staked his chance on the New
York election in November last, and that
the Democracy accepted that election' as
a test of his availability to lead them in
1880, and they expect . him to abide by the
results of his own deliberate policy. Such
is evidently the feeling here:
A good deal of fault was found with
Gen. Grant for putting his poor relations
upon the public, and for providing them
with,fat places while he -was in power;
yet the very men who were - loudest in
censure of such "nepotism," who lifted
up their hands and howled in holy indig
nation, arc now using their " brief "au
thority " in the. same way. _Glancing at
the Senate, it is found that the sons and
nephews of no less than a dozen or more
of prominent Democratic Senators are
Clerks to committees. In several instances
the clerks are boys, drawing pay at !the
rate of six dollars per day, Sundays or
Mondays, rain or shine, when the law of
custom at least demands that they should
bo men of 'experience and ability. At no .
time in the history of our country las so
much " nepotism " been displayed in
public affairs as there is at present in the •
Senate ;„.but the grey 'beards of-the De
mocracy are suddenly silent on that sup
jest; fully exemplifying the old ada
that it makes a big difference "which ox
is gored." ,
. The annual sale by the Post OfficeDe
partnient of uncalled for and misdirected
articles which, had accumulated at ;the
Pead Letter 011 ice luring the past year;
closed yesterday. The
. atalogne contain
edj a list of over 12,001 sealed packages,
which were knocked d wn to the hi ; .,best
bidder at 'his own risk. The sale was
continued from day to day dating the
past two weeks and, was largely attended,
especially by the curious and those who
thought/to obtain "bargains." The scene
was rather a novel , one. While many
were intently 'engaged in making ipur
chases, as many mare were apparently
equally interested ,in witnessing the ex
pressions of success or disappointment
manifested by the purchasers as they
sloWly unfolded the sealed object of their
bids—in many instances useless and
worthless. , t
There is a'current report that Cprnrois
sioner Walker, of the Census, "does not
intend to let politics .intluence him in his
selection of deputies for the taking of the
aenstis." Whether the report be tine or
not, 'this kind of talk sounds 'a good deal
like that of a groat many Republican
offibials—men who, the moment they get
into office, thlskthat their first duty is to
strike at the Tarty that placed them there,
and that they are serving their country
by disparaging its supporters. - The idea
that the taking of the census cannot be
trusted. to Republicans looks somewhat
ridiculous; but the Republican party,
more than any other that was ever
in power, has allowed itself fora number
of past years to be j humbugged by just
such officials, who not only talk the same
as is attributed to Commissioner-Walker,
but .who carry out the policy it indicates.
No party Can list that 'permits-it, andlve
are free to say, don't deserve to. • ;
Col. Overton, who was one of the'oom
mittee selected by the Speaker of the
lions° toAccompany the remains of Con-.
.gressman Low to his late home in Jackson
City, Mo., has after a short absence re
turned, and is again at} his old quarters
at Willard's. Re speaks . of the -journey
as being one of much interest and fraught
with many reminiscences, having. pasSed
•.through a portion of the country which
some years ago he visited wider rather
different circumstances but in a somewhat
similar capacity—in" assisting -to plant
Among the lists of persons now visiting
at the Capital we observe the name of
kiss Jessie Ransom, daughter of Com
missioner Ransom, of your county.
JonxC;tsEY, a wealthy. Citizen of
Erie, who died recently, left an
estate valued - at $790,000. .
KEn, aged 60, was killed
Thursday at Allentown by, a piece
of flying stone striking her .on the
A gentleman of Warren county
found no less than six packages on
his porch in one - month, each con
taining a new-born babe.
E. S. YOKE, an extensive farmer
of Crawford county; shipped to New
Yoik for the Christmas market four
car loads of poultry. 's
THE Bethlehem Times says that
the employees of the Reading '
road, Company in that section were
paid on Wednesday in cash. •
A nuALIS cap exploded nn the
hands of George Gough, a small boy,
at Mahano,y .Plane, on Friday, and
tore off three of his fingers.
jUp(IE CUMNIPS has. refused to
grant an injunction restraining an'
othnibuslline froth 'tinning in opposi
tion to the street cars in' William
THE young man, George Siros,wh-o
was terribly mangled on' Monday
by an accident. in the, Merchanist
Mills, at Erie, died 'on Thursday
TnE ice in the Susquehanna about
Pittston commenced breaking up
last evening and was 'moving rapid
ly. No damage to prOpertS' was ap
MR. A. 11. FRAMER' haS• resigned
Ills position as Superintendent of the
North Pennsylvania and. Bound
Brook divisions of , the' Philadelphia
and Reacting Railroad.
THE Silver Gray Social Club of
Altoona, has not a_ member under
sixty years' of age, 'and the oldest
ninety. They 'recently had - a stag
party, and every member paid-his
- Rcroars of the Mine Insp'ectors in
the Schuylkill region, for the month
of November, show ,that ,the number
of 'miners killed in that , 'time Was
eight, and those injured were forty=
• A iAN weighing 300 pounds won
a foot race at Kutztown on Thurs
day. The Harrisburg - Teregraph
suggests that le ran up an .alleys and
thus prevented his competitors from
TuE Pittsburg papers report that
there is still a belief in.the vicinity
of Coal Mine - Thin that the terrible
accident in the mines there last meek
was„cansed by miners who wished to
be revenged upon those at. work, be
cause they would not join a strike.:-
THE pipe cutters in the finishing
department .01 • the Reading hen
Works inaugurated a strike: Thurs
day fOr an advance of fifteen per
cent. in wages. About sixty men
are employed in the department.
The hatters' strike .continulo, nearly
every shop in the city being closed.
JOIIN BURNS while- intoxicated on
Tuesday night at. Sbuth Easton,.
stabbed his wife while she was lying
asleep in'bed. She is riot e4ected
to recover. Burns afterwards made
an unsuccessful attempted to Commit
suicide, He has been arrested.
THE Emporium indepcndenl. rep
ports that the American traosTer
Company has for some time been
surveying a route from. Bradford
through that section east, and secur
ing a right of Way_for a pipe linei.so
that oil now traspotted by railroad
May soon- be. run ,in pipes, to the
annoyance of the railroads.
THE Commissioners of • Schuylkill
county have effected a compromise
with ex-Coun'ty Treasurei Moore,
who had funds of the county depos
ited in the Miners Trust Company
Bank, which failed while Mr. Moore
was in office.- By the compromise
the county gets
,$26 0 000, and the
bond of the ex-Treasurer was only
for $50,000, which 'might have event
'ually been obtained after long and
lk Ani.Es MAnk, Postmaster
College Point, L. - 1., is under arrest
TILE Treasury Department..
nounces fl.. purchase of 150,000 of sil
ver for the Philadelphia Mint.
Dung the month of December
the Treasury Department paid $l,-
7:;!7,520 on account of.arrears of pen
MRS. MARGARET WEATHERBV, an
old lady who is slightly dmanged,'
has been missing, from her home, at
N 0.46 .13os Street. Brooklyn,
iTnE shoemakers in the employ of
different New York. wholesale shoe
manufacturers have resolved -to de
mand an advance in wages of 15 per
`ThstxrcuEs received in.. Boston
statelhat the Rock House, at the.
head of the incline of the Quincy.
Mine, at Hancock, 'Mich., was burn
ed on Wednesday.. The loss is
AT Rochester, N. 1".. on Wednes
day - night, Andrew .jackson
was shot in the heal by his wife,
who was jealous, but he will recover
from his injuries. They. lived un
happily together for over twenty_
years. ° - •
TUE new State o , ffieers recentl y
elected by the Readjuteis to the
general Asseinhly.of Virginia Thurs
day catered upon tho duties cif-their
, , ,
Jowl. N.43AzzELL, on trial at East
Cambridge, 3fasi.„ for the murder or
an infant child, has been adjudged ,
not guilty.. . ,
Tug Supreme Court, of the Dis--
WO of Columbia' has ordered' re
arguement of the Lduisiana Lottery
case, beta a full bench.'4.--
Tim fire reported from Quincy
Mine, near Haneock, Mich., destroy
ed the .Rock House •'
The house was used for storing rock
- Maness blew open the safe in
the stdre of Thomas Stephenson,' at
Omem'ea, - Ont., on Thuriday night,
and stale mortgages and notes valued
AT OPen Hall, N. F., the Rana
Vista dwelling hou&e has been burn
ed, and JOhn Farrel, aged 43, and
Joshua Warren, aged 23, perished in
DANIEL' EMEWN, Treasurer of.
Everett, Mass., _ is
_missing, and, al
though there is no reason to believe
him a defaulter, accounts are be
ing investigated. .
AricHis, of Tennessee, Chair-
Man of the House ComMittee on Ap
propriatiOns, is suffering at *Wash-.
incrton;with erysipelas, and hp, is re
gardedas. in no. danger. - •
A. FIRE, on Thursday,. in . the dry
goods. and -carpet house of Rut!'
45z •C. 0.,. Quincy, 111., damaged., the
. slo,ooo'. :to $15,000 and the
buiiding $10,000; which is covered
by insurance. -
Turreceipts from Int4rnal Rev-.
entie for the six months ending-De
cember, 31, 1870, beihg the first six
months of .the current fiscal year,
were $61,p0,.62.1.87, and from Cus
toMs $84,713,750.70. -- •
JOSEPH Mcßarn, of Seaford, Ont.,
aged 12, - while atteinpting to force a
cartridgeinto a revolver Friday, ex
ploded it, , the ball entering. his ab
domen; passing , nearly - th_qiugh his
body.' lie cannot recover: •
G. M. Biala . , a deputy under the
late Sheriff Nunan, of San Francisco,
who was engaged in elosing . up the
affairs of - 'the late Administration,
has abseounded. He is.a defaulter
tip ; the amount of $2O-,000 or more.
MAJOR. :loans reported to the
pcifii;e Thursday that his. house„ . iNo.
267 Fifth avenue, '`ew York/'ha"
been robbed of jewelry to the value
of about $20,000 by a stranger who
took a room there and decamped•
after: dbtaining possession -of the.
A , meeting in sympathy With Ire
land, at Springfield, Ilk, on Thins
day, was presided tier by ex-Gover
nor Palmer. Resolutions indorsing
the Land-League movemefit,leaded.
by C. 8:-Parnell,,were adopted,.and
a considerable sum of money was
Urox the reassembling of Congress
in• response to a resolution for in-:
fO . rmation on the subject, the Post
master General will send in to that.
body a list of 150 . fradulent, lottery
enterpsise4 ; which he - lias excluded
frOm the use of the mails sluring.the
past year. •
TiIE first. collision
striking stock yard, men at Chicago
belonging to the Union and the non.,
'Union - men occurretA • Friday, the as
sault being made by the former, who
dispersed the workmen by means of
missiles, but withobt serious 'conse- .
quences. • .
Jigs Honros, who shot senator
Morgans son, at Wasbin7ton, on
Thursday, was up for a hearing ,i'rri
,day,rbitt the young man was unable
to appear, and Miss Horton' was held
for a further hearing - in . 51,069. Mrs.
Belva:A. Lockwood, the femak - Jaw . -
yer, becoming her security. -
TilE capture of three illicit
cries Moore county, North Car
repbrteri byieollector Young',
and Collector Clark, from Atlanta,
'Ga-., - reports the seizure of two illicit
rum and four grain distilleries, two
borses t waitthi,' teii gallons of spirits,
etc.,- beside's the destriiction of a.
large quantity of beer, mash and
, .. • -
, • .- . •',
Reporter Clubbing - List for 1880::
We harq made arrangements with the ptiblishefa
of the following periodical. by which we can offer
any one of them 1,1. connection with The li sr° 7rr t: a.
at -greatly reduced ratt.s. We will send the itg.
roirrEit- With ally of the' paper natulf•btrlow, for
one year, •vt the figures indicated: -
'Report r and Weekly TribuniF.
~ • 4 . ..;tetnWeekly...
11' , ,ekly.Titnes
Weekly Evening Post
" 7 . Amerlca'u AgriculturGt
" Country Gentleman—.
" Rural - New Yorker
" St. Nicholas.
S .. Willo Awake
F,Land 1 35
" Littel's Living Ag: - ! 600
" Tli , Nursery 224
" ' ~ - Appleton's Journal - 2'A
" " .Popular Science 310nth1y...: 5 25
" 'Peterson's Magazine ^ G.
" Atlantic Munthly—i-.
" Ohio Farmer
Lancasfer Firmer , - - 1 2 00
" penmrest without preT luii 2 f,O
" premium..... 3 00
SIILIVA.N AN T It-AC;IT
C) AL I.J
CORNER PARK A NIYRI
: Ci , al.screened, and tieltyere,i to any part or thn
11.roogh. ALL ORDSII:9 [CST BY AI3COni 2 NNTLD_
by THU. CASH. Ik.
'Towanda, Dec. I, 1a79
The understithed having purchased from 31r
31clivalt the COAL YAM/
AT THE FOOT OF VINE STREET, NEAR THE
- COURT _HOUSE, - • -
Invites the patronage of his old friend‘ 'and the
• public generally:. I shall keep a full assoritueut
of all sizes, . 4 ,
PITTSTON,--wiric ESBARRE AND LOYAL
• • sl* 'SOCK COAL,
• - AN'D StfaLL FELL AT
LOWEST' PRICES 'I4R CASH
Towanda.-Pa.; Aug. 21, ISTS. 12y1
QUSQUETIANNA Cof t .LEGIATE lN r
srituTk. First I,Vtitior Term lii
:%lONDNY., NOVEMBER :td. ista. XibeliSCS for
hoard, tuition and furnished:room (ruin ‘l72tto
per year. Nor eaCiai,gue or further particulars
athlrem the Principal.
EDWIN E. QUINhAN:
TownilmOuly Is7t#, 7 rt.