The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, June 25, 1868, Image 2

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CHAS. E. BOYLE, of Fayette CO.
W. IL ENT, of Columbia Co
The Carnet -Baggers had Out litgh and
Dry in Mississippi.:
The indications now all tend to show that,
contrary to every expectation, the Southern
States will, one by onr, soon array them
selves under the Democratic banner. Last
week we recorded the success of the Demo
cratic ticket in South Carolina, and to-day
We have a still more decisive victory to an
nounce in Mississippi. The State has gone
Democratic by thousands, in spite of the
army and freedman's bureau. Many of the
negroes, especially in the cities and towns,
voted against the Radicals, and energetically
assisted the Democratic ticket. This' result
confirms the belief we have often expressed
that the Democrats of the South can control
the negro vote whenever the'S - see' fit to ex
ercise their influence in a proper manner.
Those of our party adherents' who argue
that it is neeesary for the Democracy to
dominate military candidates hi order to win
the confidence of the people, either are not
familiar with the record of the past six years
or have forgotten its teachings. We have
none of the prejudices against military men,
as such, which spine peisons of both parties
profess, but the experience of the past fully
convinces us, that, however illustrious may
have been their achievements in the field,
they have no prestige over civilians in secur
ing, votes for positions that require states
manship or political knowledge. The worst
beaten candidate for President that was ever
run, previous to the late war, was General
Scott, a soldier whose merits were as freely
acknowledged by his political foes as ad
mired by his party adherents. In 1864, the
Democrats ran Gen. McClellan, who
sessed the confidence and enthusiastic love
of the mass of the party as fully as any man
possibly could, yet, with a civilian, and one
of very ordinary attainments too, arrayed
against him, he met with a defeat which,
under other circumstances, would have come
nigh being the death-blow to our organiza
tion. Gen. Tuttle was nominated for Governor
of lowa, in 1803, and no more gallantsoldicr
was ever sent out of that State. He was the
worst beaten man we ever ran, and from the
terrible consequences of that election the De
mocracy there have never yet recovered. In
1865, the Democracy of Ohio nominated Gen
eral Geo. W. Morgan for Governor, and a
better Democrat, and braver soldier, was not
to be found within the limits of the Union,
yet he was beaten thirty It c hougand votes..
In 1865, the Democracy of ,:ew York nomi
nated General Slocum, who had previously
been a Republican, to head the State ticket
for Secretary of State. He was beaten some
thirty or forty thousand votes. In 1866, the
Democracy .of Indiana nominated General
Manson, also fora State office, and in a Dem
ocratic State, were terribly beaten, by major
ities running high up into the thousands.
In our local contests throughout the Union
we have also run many .military candidates
—some all covered over with honorable scars
and wounds,—and yet they received no more,
yea, in some cases failed to receive as large
a vote as some of the nominees on ilte
same tickets who had never smelt gun-pow
der. •
The figures will bear us out in the asser
tion, that, since the war, all the candidates,
,or nearly all, supported by the Democracy,
who have been successful, were civilians.
Who carried Ohio in 1862? Mr. Ranney,
for Supreme Judge. Who carried New
York in 1862, for Governor? Mr. Horatio
Seymour. Who was elected Governor in
New Jersey, the same autumn? Mr. Parker.
Who came near carrying Ohio in 1867, and
did substantially give us victory in that State ?
Mr. Thurman, since elected • Senator. Who
carried Pennsylvania in 1867? i3ir. Shars
wood, for Supreme Judge. Who was elected
Governor in Connecticut in 1867, in , 4l re
elected In 1868, beating a Federal Ggir . ral,
the President of the Chicago 'Convention,
Hawley, in the first named year? Plain Mr.
English. The Democratic triumph in Cali
fornia last fall was also under the banner of
a civilian, Mr. Haight The only time in the
history of Massachusetts, for the last twenty
live years; that the Democracy ever came
near electing, a candidate for Governor, was
in 1867, when they ran Mr. John Quincy
Adams. In Oregon, too, our late great vic
tory was won without the aid of military
prestige, by a man who had never been in
sight of a battle-field.
These results are decisive, They showus
that the people, in selecting civil officers
look to civil talent and experience instead of
military. In army positions - they choose
generals, but for positions in civil life t*
prefer men whose education, bting civilian,
has qualified them to discharge them. ,
The impeablimeat bugaboo has not alarm-.
ed President Johnson to the extent of impel:
ling him to place his signature to bills which
he believes to be inconsistent with the Con
stitution or the best mtereste of the country.
In another place we print his veto of the
Arkansas bill, which will be found to be well
written and clearly argued, as all the Presi
dent's messages are. Of course, it could not
be expected that Congress wold sanction
the veto,, and our readers - syill tfot, he .surpri
sed to learn that both houses have passed
the bill over the President's objections, by
more than a two-thirds vote in each body.
The people will place a veto on the acts o
Congress, in 'November, which that body will
not dare Ur annul. .1
Tsn New York Sun, Out of the best in
formed journals in that city, thinks none of
the gentlemen actively supported will receive
the nomination of the National Convention,
and that its ultimate choice will fall upon
Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, United States
Senator from Indiana. We have been aware
for some weeks that a movement was on foot
tO bring Hr. Hendricks forward as a compro
mise candidate, and believe that it would be
as judicious a selection as could be made.
The Pendleton men endorse him ns their
second choice, and he appears to be equally
acceptable to the less impulsive, though none
the less earnest, Democrats of the Ea,t.
Tim arch fiend of malignity, Thaddeus
Stevens, is not yet satisfied with his impeach
ment experiments, and has prepared new ar
ticles, which are soon to be presented to thg
House. The first charges the President with
instituting provisional governments in the
South without the consent of Congress ; the
second with usurpation of the pardoning
power ; the third with using his patronage
to obstruct the laws of Congress in the non•
represented States ; and the fourth with a
corrupt use of his patronage In the North:
i t i s consoling to learn from the Tribune that,
" Mr. Stevens has no hopes of, having his ar
ticles entertauterthis session."
. THE New York Weig which ought to be
as well postedon Vle subject as any Demo
cratic fournal in the country, its it is the only
One or prominence which gave the scheme
any encouragement, states in Saturday's is
sue that : "What is called the Chase move
ment will cause no disturbanOe (in the Na
tional Conyention)' for the reason that' Mr.
Chase will not receive a single vote from any
4degatioti.." ' •
The Radicals need not flatter themselves
that the diversities ofolnion which find ex
pression in our journals and political conver
sations respecting the action proper to be
taken by the Democratic National Conven
tion; will in any respect impair the unity and
vigor of the party. As a means of testing - the
strength of particular candidates and the
acceptability of proposed declaraticins in the
platform; such discussions are salutary so
long aCthei are pursued with the under
standing that all individual preferences will
be cheerfully surrendered after they have had
a fair hearing, if they should not be indorsed
by the collective sense of the party. The
Democratic party, in preparing for the ap
•preaching canvass, practises the enlightened
tolerance which prevails in a military coun
cil in deliberating upon the plan of a cam
paign; where every suggestion is welcome
which aids in bringing all the possilillities of
the situation into view, brit every oiteer is
prepared to co-operate with zeal in whatever
plan is adopted after full consideration.
With regard to the candidates, we believe
there is none, not even the strongest, who
'does not stand ready to surrender his hopes
it the Convention should judge-that some
other is niore likely to bring out a larger
vote. And, on the other hand, the most
earnest opponents of particular candidates
will yield their opposition and give a strenu
ous support to the ticket, if the Convention
shall decide against them. So long as this
spirit prevails, warmth of expression can be
safely tolerated, as a mere incident of that
comparison.otviews by which harmony will
be ultimately attained.
• The candidates on the Radical ticket, now
appealing to all classes, of our citizens for
- votes, are both proscrlptionists. Grant is
sued an insulting order expelling the Jews
"as a class" from the military Department
of the Mississippi. Colfax rode into Congress
on a Know-Nothing ticket, and in 1844 in
termitted his smile long enough to take the
solemn oath of that order—that he would
never give his Tote or influence for any man,
for any office in the' gift of the people unless
he be an American-born citizen, nor if he be
a Roman Catholic. The following are the
oaths which Mr. Colfax - was compelled to take
before admission into the Know-Nothing
council: --
"In the presence of Almighty God and
these Witnesses I do solemnly promise and
swear that I will not vote, nor give my influ
ence, for any man for any office in the gift of
the people, unless he be an American born
citizen, in favor of 'Americans ruling Ameri
ca, nor if he be a Roman Catholic."
"In the presence of Almighty God• and
these witnesses I do solemnly and sincerely
-swear, if it may be legally done, I will when
'elected or appointed to any official station
conferring on me the power to do so, remove
all foreigners, aliens or Roman Catholics
from office or place, and that I will in no
case appoint such to any office or place in
Mr. Colfax has undertaken .to flatter the
foreign element since, but the oaths he took
in the Know-Nothing lodge are the best evi
dence of his real position. Such are some of
the antecedents—and only some—of the Rad
ical candidates, Grant and Colfax.
The following is authoritatively given as
the platform upon which Judge Chase
stands at present, and which he and his sup
porters will urge upon the adoption of the
National Convention as a means of harmo
nizing all the elements of opposition to the
thieves and Jacobins of the Ctingressional
ring. The fact that until lately Judge Chase
has been one of the most influcntial•Repub
lican leaders, gives to his views a significance
which will not be without its weiglit among
the thinking menof that party :
1. Universal suffrage as a recognized Dem
ocratic principle, the application of which
is to be left under the ConstitUtion of the'
United States, to the States themselves.
2. Universal amnesty and complete removal
of all disabilities on account of participation
in the late rebellion is not only a wise and
just measure of public policy; but essentially
necessary to the beneficial administration of
the Government in the States recently ,in
volved in civil war with the - United States,
and to a full and satisfactory re-establishment
of a practical relation of these States with
other States of the American Union.
3. No military government over any State
in the Union, in time of peace, is compatible
with the principles of civil liberty established
by the Conititution ; nor can the trial of pri
vate citizens by military commission be tole
rated by people jealous of their freedom and
desiring to be free.
4. Taxes should be reduced as as practi
cable, collected impartially and with strict
economy, and so apportioned as to bear on
wealth rather than upon labor ; and while all
National obligationsshould be honestly and
exactly fulfilled, no special privilege should
be allowed to any classes of individuals or to
IT is stated by the friends of President
Johnson that he intends in the early . part of
July to issue an amnesty , proclamation,
covering those cues excepted by the last one.
It is further stated . that Judge Chase, during
his recent professional sojourn at Richmond,
Ye., made some reflections upon the existing
state of affairs, which give hope That his
great influence will soon be on - the side of
justice and reconciliation. In -company with
a number of the ablest intellects of Virginia,
among them Henry A. Wise, he remarked
the political anomaly which existed ; that he
saw around him men of education and abili
ty, men who were disfranchised and incapa
ble of holding political office, while those
who could hold the offices, in nine cases out
of ten, are "utterly unfit"
. to perform the
Tits Alabama Democratic Convention, at
is late session, passed the following resolu
tion by a unanimous vote. ,We commend it
to the attention of those tender hearted and
exceedingly truthful souls who pretend .to
believe that if the Democratic party returns
to power it will remand the Southern negro
into slavery
"Resoir - M, That slavery having been pro
hibited in the State of Alabama by a Conven
tion of the people thereof, held in September,
1805, we hereby again proclaim our faithful
adherence to that ordinance, and we assure
the people of the United States that there
are no laws in force in this State, enacted by
our authority, which make any distinction
in the protection which they give to the per
son and property of both races, and we here
by declare our solemn purpose that• these
laws shall be faithfully and impartially ad
ministered so soon as the military are with
draw% and we arc permitted to manage our
own affairs."
Jon:: Sr - fin/err, whom the Govern
ment went to enormous expense to.captufe
and bring from Europe in one of our vessels
of war, charged with complicity in the mur
der of Lincoln, has received a final discharge
from the indictment. The jury failed to
agree some time ago, and he has been kept
imprisoned ever since, in direct violation of
law, for no other reason which can be km=
gined than to gratify the malice of his seen
lens. He Is now. at liberty on ball, but it is
'said that a new indictinent for conspiracy is
to be made out against him.
AT a late-dinner. in North Carolina, there
sat down to a table three ox-Governors, an
ex-Justice of the Supreme Court, two ex
31embeis of Congress, and some other men of
honorable distinction in their State and the
only person in the room who could vote or
hold office was the negro whO waited on the
table. Such is Radical reconstruction,
TUE President bss sent in the appoint
ment of Wm, M. Everts, Esq., as Attorney
General, and that distinguished gentleman
has consented to accept the position, if" con
firmed by the Senate. He has been a strong
Republican, but is understood to have modi
fied kis views considerably within the last
few months.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.)
Up to 11132. the Presidential candidates of
the people were not selected by National Con
ventions of the respective parties. On the
contrary, they were a caucus of
Congressmen at Washington. The first five
Presidents were, with their Vice-Presidents,
chosen in this manner.
_ In 1824 the Congressional caucus system
received its death blow. In that year there
were- four candidates before the people for
President, namely: Andrew Jackson, J. Q.
-Adams, W H. Crawford and Henry Clay.
Adams', Jackson's and Clay's friends in Con
gress declined to haYe any thing. to do with
the caucus. The result was that sixty-one
members attended out of two hundred and
sixty. They nominated Mr. Crawford in
accordance with old usages and precedents.
But the nomination, of course, carried no
Weight with it, and Mr. Crawford was the
third in the race. The election went to the
House, where John Q. Adams was chosen..
Atthe next election Jack Son was taken up,
in different State Conventions, and was eke
ted over Mr. Adams, who had the same in
dorsement. In 1832, at the end of Andrew
Jackson's first term, the first National Con
ventions were called. The Democratic met
at Baltimore, renominated Andrew Jackson
by acclamation, and Martin Van Buren for
Vice-president, Governor Robert Lucas, of
Ohio, was the President of this Convention.
The so-called National Republicans held a
Convention, and selected Henry Clay for
President, and John Sargent for Vice-presi
dent. They met, we believe, in Philadelphia.
Jackson and Van Buren were elected. In.
1835 the,Democmts held their second Na
tional Convention at Baltimore, and by ac
clamation nominated Martin Van Buren for
President, and, after a sharp contest, selected
Colonel R. M. Johnson, of Kitatucky, for
Vice-president, :over WM., C. Rives, of Vir
ginia. The latter'a friends were very indig
nant, and Virginia, In the election, voted for
Van Buren, but rejected Shilnson,"giving her
electoral ;. vote to Governor Smith. This
caused a tie. Johnson had just half of the elec
toral votes. "There being noilhoice, Johnson
was eleeild by the Senate—the only instance
in our liistory of a Vice-president being so,'
chosen. The Whig Convention met in New
York, and selected General W. H. Harrison
for President, and Francis Granger, - of New
York, for Vice-president The Massachusetts
Whigs did not attend the Convention, and
gave their votes for Daniel Webster in
the election, instead of General Harrison..
The Georgia and Tennessee Whigs also stood
aloof, and voted for Sohn Bell. Van Buren
was elected.
In December, 1839, the Whig Convention
met at Harrisburg, Penn: For the first time
in any Convention, there was a struggle for
the Presidential nomination between the
friends of Henry Clay, General Harrison and
General Scott. Harrison was chosen on the
thairl ballot, and John Tyler, of Virginia, was
nontinated for Vice-president. The Demo
cratic National Convention met at Baltimore,
and renominated Mr. Van Buren for Presi
dent. No Vice-president was nominated,
and the States were left to vote for who&
they pleased for Vice-president. The friends
of Van Buren, however, generally voted for
Colonel Johnson. Harrison n,nd Tyler were
'ln 1844, both parties held their National
Conventions at Baltimore. The Whigs nomi
nated Clay and Frclinghuysen, and the
Demociats„ atter a long struggle, selected
James K. Polk, of Tennessee, and Silas
Wright, of New York. The latter declined,
and George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, was
selected in his stead. Polk and Dallas were
In 1848, the Democratic National Conven
tion met at Baltimore, and nominated Gene
rals Cass "and Butler for President and Vicej
president. The Whigs held their Convention
at Philadelphia, and selected General Taylor
for President, and Millard Fillmore, of New
York, for Vice-president. They were elected.
In 18 i 2, the Whigs met at Baltimore; and
nominated General Scott for President, and
W. A. Graham, of North Carolina, for Vice
president. At the same place the Democrats
nominated Franklin Pierce for President, and
W. B. King for Vice-president The latter
were elected.
In IMO 'the Democratic Convention' el
Cincinnati nominated James Buchanan and
John C. Breckinridge. The Republicans held
their Convention in Philadelphia, and nomi
nated Fremont and Dayton. Another section
of the opposition held their National Conven
tion and nominated Fillmore and Donelson.
Buchanan and Breckinridge were elected.
In 1860 the-Republicans convened at Chicap,
and nominated Lincoln and Hamlin. The
'Democrats met at Charleston, South Caro
lina, where a split occurred, and the Conven
tions adjourned to Baltimore. Douglas and
Fitzpatrick, of Alabama, were nominated by
one branch, and Breckinridge and General
Lane by ihe other: Fitzpatrick declined to
run, and IT. V. Johnson, of Georgia, was se
lected. Bell and Everett were run by the
National Union men. Lincoln and Hamlin
were elected.
In 1884 the Democrats met at Chicago, and
the Republicans at Baltimore. The latter
nominated Lincoln and Johnson, and the
Democrats McClellan and Pendleton. The
former were elected. We have thus brought
the - history down to the present time, show
ing the change from the Congressional Caucus
to the National Convention, and the circum
stances-that led to its occurrence.
First, I say, he must be a Democrat ;• a
tried Democrat; a Democrat that the rank
and file have confidence in ; a Demekrat that
has never betrayed his trust, nor the confi
dence of his party. Ho must be a man that
would scorn the offer of a nomination from
any other party. He meat be amen that has
stood firmly by the
_Constitution of our fath
ers during the past seven years of the reign
of terror, though he were called Copper
head, traitor, secesh, sympatbizei with the
rebellion; or any other indignity • that may
have been_ heaped upon him.
We have scores of such men in our ranks ;
we have no hwit of men, that have pot boived
the knee to the Baal of Abolitionism. We
have Pendleton ; as we have Hendricks,
,Woodward, Horatio Seymour, Thomas H.
Seymour, Reverdy JoltaSon, and hosta' of
others. that the Democracy of the nation
would delight to honor, the blast of whose
trumpets has' never giten'
,an uncertain
sound. . , . .
What of Chase'? He has none of thi , quali
fications named above ; • be is a - renegade .
from the: Democratic party ; he has aposta
tized from the Dentoeratic faith, and it is im-'
possible to renew him again without proba
tion., He deserted the "Democracy In, the
flay of its trials; when she needed, every
true man to stand at the belai. If timeserv
ing office seekers like Chase had not deserted
us, the Republican party - would zeirer have
obtainecypower, aid if the Republican party
had not obtained power there would tiara
been no war, no nubile debt rumaberine hun
dreds nd thousands of million, no 'l:donn
ing for five hundred thousand' men 'slain in
battle or died in the . camp far away from
home and friends. Had there beat no Re
publican party the harmony of the States'
would not bane been broISU, devastation and
misery-worth' not , hare
_coined the entire
South, the morals of our- Janke:mould not
havesunk aolow ; - and for alizthis untold Suf
fering :and' misery such men as Chase are in
a great degree insponiffialo. The most, radi
cal of the Republicans advocated his claims
for nomination by their party for the Presi
dency. And he would gladly have accepted
the nomination and stood upon a platform.
Radical enough to have satisfied Wendell
Phillips. Who, then, in view of these facts,
will Malt the Democracy of the nation by
asking - theth t(; vote for 6alnto'n P. Chase?
Give us a candidate, Who, like Clay, Web
ster, Calhoun or Cass, Would not do a wrong
act, nor sactifice his honor for the sake of
being President of the United States. Give
us such a candidate and we will elect him.
Rather let ns be defeated, than' to support
any man who is not of ns, and who, if elected,-
might not. carry out the principles .of .the
great Natimial Democratic party'. Thither, I
say, let the Democratic party die a naltunl
death, than 'suffer striniulation frdin the
hands of enemies in the friends.
To the House of Reposeptalirss
I return, without my signature, &bill en
titled an act to admit the State of Arkansas
to representation in Congress. The appro
val of this bill would bean admission, on
the part of the Executive, that the act for the
more efficient government of the rebel States,
•passed March 2, 18(17, and the acts supple
mentary thereto, were proper and constitu
tional. -My opinion, however, in reference
to these measures, has undergone no change.
On the contrary, it has been strengthened by
the results which have attended their e'xecu
non. Even were thiSnot the case I could not
consent to a bill which is based upon the
a:s'sumption either that by an net Of rebellion
of a portion of its pciople the Suite of Arkan
sas seceded from the Union, or that Congress
may at its pleasure e.wel or exclude. a State
from the Union, or interrupt its relations
with the Government by arbitrarily depri
vingit of representation .
the Senate and
Iloast of Itepresentatives.
If Arkansas is a State not in the Union,
this bill does not admit it as a State in the
Union. If, on the other hand, Arkansas is a
State in the Union, no legislation is necessary
to declare it entitled to representation in Con
gress as one of the States of the Union. The
Constitution already declares that each State
shall have at least one representative; that
the Senate shall be composed of two senators
from each State, and that no State, without
its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suff
rage in the Senate. That instrument also
makes each House the judge of the election
returns and qualifications of Its 'own mem
bers, and therefore all that is now necessary
to restore Arlainsas in all its constitutional
relations to the government is a decision by
each House upon the eligibility of those who,
presenting their credentials, claim seats in the
respective houses of Congrep.
This is the plain and bitupie plan of the
Constitution, and ,believing that had it been
pursued when Congress assembled in the
month of December, 1885, the restoration of
the States would long since have been com
pleted, I once again earnestly recommend
that it be adopted,by each House in prefer
ence to legislation which, I respectfully sub
mit, is not only of at least doubtful consti
tutionality, and therefore unwise and dange
rous as a precedent, but is unnecessary and
not so effective in its operation as the Mode
prescribed by the Constitution, involves addi
tional delay,-and from its terms may be taken
rather as applicable to a territory about to be
admitted as one of the United States, than to
a State which has occupied a place in the
Union for upwards of a quarter of a century.
The bill declares the State of Arkansas is en- ,
titled to representation in Congress as one of
the States of the Union upon the following
fundamental conditions:
- -
That the Constitution of Arkansas shall
neter be so amended or changed as to deprive
any citizen or class of citizens of the United
States of the right to vote, who are entitled to
vote by the Constitution herein recognized,
except as a punishment for such crimes as are
now felonies at common law, whereof they
shall have been duly convicted under laws
equally applicable to all the inhabitants of
said State ; provided that any alteration of
said Constitution, prospective in its effect,
may be made in regard to the time and place
of residence of voters.
I have been unable to find in the Consti
tution of the United States anywarrant for the
exercise of that authority thus claimed by
Congress, in assuming power to impose a fun
damental constitution upon a State duly ad
!Med into the Union, on an equal footing
with the original States, in all respects, what
ever Congress asserts as to its right ,to enter
,a State, as it may a territory, and to regulate
the highest prerogative of a free people, the
elective franchise. This question is reserved
-by the Constitution to the States themselves,
and to concede to Congress the power to re
gulate this subject would be to reverse the
fundamental principle of the Republic, and
to place in the hands of the Federal Govern
ment, which is the creature'of the States, the
sovereignty which justly belongs to the States
or the people, the true source of all political
power, by whom our federal system wag crea
ted, and to whose will it is subordinate.
The bill fails to provide in What manner
the State of Arkansas IA to signify its accep
tance of the fundamental condition which
Congress endeavors to make nnalterable'and
irrevocable, nor does it prescribe'the penalty
to be imposed should the people of the State
amend or change the particular portions of
the Constitution which it was one of the pnrr
poses of the bill to perpetuate, but as to the
consequences of such' action, it leaves them
in uncertainty and doubt, when the circum
stances under which this constitutionhas been
brought to the attention of Congress is contd.:
dered. It is not unreasonable to suppose
the effort will be made to modify its provi
sions, especially those in respect to which
the measures prohibit any alteration. It is
odiously questioned whether the constitution
hasiven ratified by a majority of persons,
who, under the act of March 2. 1807, and the
acts supplementary thereto, were entitled to
registration and to vote upon that issue.
Section ten of the schedule provides that no
person disqualified from voting or registering
under the Constitution, shall vote for candi
i dates for any office,nor shall be permitted to
vote for ratification or rejection of theCon
stibation at the polls herein authorized, or
assumed to be in force before its adoption.
In disregard to the law of Congress, the
Constitution undertakes to impose on- the
elector other and further conditions, The
fifth section of the: eighth article provides that
all persons before registering or voting must
take and Subscribe to an oath, which among
others, contains the following clause : " That
I accept the civil and political equality of all
men, and agree not to attempt to deprive any
person or persons on account of race, color
or previous condition, of any political or civil
right, privilege or immunity, enjoyed by an:
other class of men." ,
It is well known that a very large portion
of the electors in all the States, Knot a large
majority, do no believe in or accept practical
equality of Indians, Mongolians or noeroes,
with the race to which they belong. If the
voters in many of the States in the South and
West were required to take such an oath as as
test of their qualifications, there is reason to
believe that a majority of them would remain
from the polls rather than comply with the de
grading conditions. How far and to what
extent this test oath prevented the'reglstratlou
of those who were qualified under laws of
Congress it is impossible to know. Should the
people of Arkansas, therefore, desiring to
regulate' the elective franchise So as - to make
it conform to the constitution of a large pro
portion of the States of the North •and West,
modify the provisions referred to in the fun
damental condition, what is the consequence ?
Is it intended that a denial of representation
shall follow, and, if so, may ure`not dread at
some future day. a recurrence 7 of the troubles
which have so long agitated the country?
Would it not be the part of wisdom to take
for our guide the Federal Coustitation,irather
than to resort to measures which, looking
only to the present, may in. a few years
renew,' in an aggravated form, - the strife and
bitterness caused by legislation which has
proved to be so ill-thsed,and unfortunate.
Signed, ' Axran4w .lounsmy.
Washington, D. C., June 20th';118t'S.
.Escarn FROM Tam Guare.—TheCleveland
"Plaindealer" tells the
story of a case which it says happened In that
city: "Some six weeks ago a young. lady re
siding on Lorain street, Ellen It White,
was taken ill by *bat was regardt'd by her
physicians as typhoid , fever. For, four Weeks
her condition alternated from better to worse,
when about two weeks since she had a severe
relapse, sinking gradually • Until was
thought she had died,: and she was pronoun
ced dead by her physicians, her mother alone
refusing to believe her-dead. Preparations
were - made for her funeral, the mother all the
time Insisting that-her daughter'Wei 'alive.
8140 was ,to have beenburied on Sunday last,
and her narrow-escape from, the grave is, thus
related : 9n Saturday, whilesone of the neigh=
born and mothet-:ivere standing by' the side
of the supposedtorpse, the door, which had
been le ft open, blew shut with a loud noise,
which hadthfictlkt of se actinktipda the girl
as to•bring- her to, and.set her life-bloom' in
-motion. She„sprang mo thronrleg, bet
arils areund her mother's neck-weptjeare
joy, oter eeespe frOni'llie'lleirrid`dettfhtf
being bitted alive. -Thoiatlng lady deicribett
her Gratings - doting - bet trance,frtntrwhith it
appears she fully realised all that was going%
On, bat bet
will wesperwerless: Efer situation
appears to have been ono of perfkt happft.
nes, except when theihought of being.but
led.alive possessed her,", ,
New Spring Silk and Fancy Hits, beintk:,
fid'Coatings and Cassirderes; also, agentsfor
reports of fashion. JortEs dti PArria'
Juhlt)-tf. .
"GIVE hs peace," says Grain. "Give ua
plunder,"#ys his party.
A WAsunwrox correspondent of the
Louisville Courier says: "Mr. Chase an
nounces his purpose of acting .with the Dem.
' 4 :4lcY ilreet nat.."
- Stscii-Stantmea.retirement trout the War
office, he realizes exactly - the instance of the
old pig in the rhyme :
"While Imlived; he lived in clover;.
When he died he died all over."
BRIMSTONE 11110.WWLOW is recoyeringi
Glad to bear It We should like for such be
ings as be, Thad. Stevens, and Ben. Butler
to live
,a hundred years, so that they could
see how posterity will condemn. and despise
them. • .
HON. Wu. SPtiAour., Senator front Rhode
Island, w•as last Week re-elected for six years
by the Legislature of that potato patch.
Rad this littlehrair taken place before the
vote on impeachment, Sprague would line
voted for the Piesident's aegkittal.
Tire. Indiana Journal has discovered a
Southern Democratic paper that compliments
some negroes whci voted the Democratic
ticket. A negro who votes the Democratic
ticket eertainly-has more sense than a South
ern white man who . votes the Radical ticket.
Mn. ALEX. 11'4H. STUART, of Virginia,
sayi : "The Southern people will cheerfully
support Pendleton, Hancock , Doolittle, Hend
ricks, Seymour, or any othersound Conser
vative man, provided he has what John Ran
dolph called the 'turning-out faCulty!'
Tut Democratic party has lost the trick
sters and corruptionists like Butler, Logan,
Forney and Sickles, who formerly brought
disgrace and defeat upon it, but it bas more
than made up its losseSby drawing from the
'Republican party all ;the honesty and brains
that Were ever possessed by that organiza
tion. -.
Taw. STEVENS says that the greenback
doctrine is correct ; that our currency is our
lawful money; and that gold is a commodity
in market. He gives this as his private
opinion, but thinks it would be impolitic for
his party to announce it as part of their plat
form. ,
GENEIIAL 31'cCrstr-ust has written a letter
from Europe to General Hancock, stating
that he will arrive in this country in August
next, and that he will not let his' name be
used in connection with the Presidency. He
cordially endorses General: Hancock, or any
,other good man who may be selected at the
July Convention In opposition to the Radi
cal nomination, and will take the stump in
their behalf.
WE learn . that hundreds of copies of , the
New York Tribune, Philadelphia Pleas,
Pittsburgh Comniercial, and tither abolition
papers, are being sent broad-cast throughout
the country to Any one who will lift them
andpay the postage. The money to pay for
these vile sheets is raised by comtnitWes.ap
pointed for the purpose, The Democrats
might team a I.son by watching their ene
mies and acting accordingly.
Tim St. Louis Voiks Zeitung, liadieal, has
this notice of thu nomination of Grans
publleans ns NVe are, we cannot but ilepre
cote that the convention felt ander theneces
!shy of nominating a man who never was a
Repnbltean, - who never: professed Republican
principles, wlio has not the least capacity for
the exalted position, and wini always vas a
mere• tool in the himds of miserable klemar
Drum; the month °Pliny the national
debt was increased nine inilliOns, seven hun
dred And seventeen thousand, and lifty nine
hundred- dollars ! Is not this alarming?
Just think of the rate of nearly ten millions
of dollars per month. This is Radical rule,
mismanagement and stealing. Why, if these
orittmat:s are kept in power much longer
'they steal the Capitol, Goddess of Lifer-
iy and all. Are not the, people convinced
that it is hieh time to burl these scoundreila
from power? •
,Iry Washington, we are told, the Radicals
are conteitingthe elections in several wards
on the ground that soldiers have been: elect
ing the Demoeina candidate. In one ward
.a hundred soldiers' votes have been thrown
out, and the defeated Radical put in. thereby,
in place of the eleeted Democrat. "Ail the
soldiers will go tor Grant—sure," said the
Chletteo Convention.- It seems, they don't
go for Grant, moth although he portrait
6f Hie "epatilletecl AphyMx" was printed int the
Radical tickets and his name invoked to the
GRaErtm, GnAyr says that he wants peace
and all his organs have suddenly become
"Peace organs," and all his supporters
'Peace mett." • If this sudden conversion is
sincere, Grant and his congressional allies
can give the country "Peace" without wait
ing for the result of the Presidential election.
They have Congress by more than iwo•thirds
in . either branch. The President is not in
their was-, for they can and do override all
his vetoes. The Supreme Court is not in
their way, for they can and do abridge its
jurisdiction. The army is nct in their way,
for they have created Grant military dictator
in the Southern desert which they have made
in ten States and call peace. They can hale
it any moment they choose to deviate.
SPITE, not honesty, ma* at last drive the
Radicals to consent to a resumption of spoeie
payments. Of' course they find it diJile-tlt
to look an lwnest man in the face,—to 'Which
their love of money now compels them. The
Norristown Republican -says :
"A petition, signed by a -ntunber "of oar
loyal citizens; has been forwarded to llon.
.101orli. Broomall, asking Conrss to recall
the et - wiener having upon it the fades of S. P.
Chase and W. P. Pessenden."
Forney's Press is alike disgusted. Neither
rotundity nor leanness suits it :
"Judge Chase adorns with satisfied rottuul•
ity our one-dollar national currency' bills,
while Mr.. Fessenden's lean and sinister
phfslognonly shrivels, end twists on the
twenty-five cent fractional notes. Must we
See these men every time we open our pocket
THE. Xew. York 'World is ventilating the
Freedinen f s litireau establishment, It gives
an acenrate the agents and clerks" em
ployed to carry ori".thfi' Alcantic swindle.
showing.that there are iO,l of themmaxi'
ring 'salaries tunounting in :be aggregato tto
4809,840 a yearf . ' A large amber orthose
- agents manage; also, to swiitdie• their living
In gOverament rations and perqiitiities.- This
"costfpf this swindle is estimated id $11,400e •
000 per annum. The whole concern is' a
mere -political" machine, and is an' injury
rather than a benefit te_the poor negroes,
Whe riegleet , lidiar.and!occtipyAliele time in
attending tveliticat meetings,. or marching to
the polls, with muskets in their hands; to
vote as they are erected by their new tarts
; t9cf;•the 2 - 04 allenYO' 4tei4nteart."l 40 Pie
white working classes of the North have to
foot the enoirnottihllls.
THE Canibridge (114.) Democrat thus al
htdeie to the infant:era wltritHcsealbi flie Gov
ernment upon whose tesieneny an Innocent
womarOfrs.Siuratt, was murdered upon the
kalloies; by ibe:nnler of •an Mega)" packed
-military tribunal. It says : . • '
"Conover, the particular friend and associ
-stio:of Aible, :trirlesidlst in; the•-Penij
tentiary ; Cleaver has been once convicted of
an iimout Itinie7tudlill Wng a new
Baker htan.ahseouding-critalnal„nnd
my has ; been arrests kand is to be tried for
embezzlement antr sarhidlinet • ; , ,
1;i 4 W,ft54. 11 0 1111 8-0 , 10.1k aols4PrevOl
ted 3fisa AZIEV &matt fkom - lating an inter
view with - President Jolson an
Lig Tier inOther eieiiitek: iontinltOU
la tiTear trionthaliftel l by thrtiiiiii 3 O him
self into, - the ;Oaten of thiiiiiihifett..:l7llOre
Are, others. in the bloody-driuptt -tvho • will
"have forbaneil equally akeatly
spoken of;
Wnt% Grant undertook to get tip that.let,
ter of acceptance, which is reported by some
Radical Jackanapes to have been (lathed off
without thought in ten minutes.* evide.l4-_
ly took as a model the following stanza of
Hosea Bigelow, written in reference to him
weeks before the Chicago Convention :
"Ez to my principles, i glory
In Lavin' nothin' o' the sort.
aint a rad, I 'taint Vl'ary; • - •
I'm jest a candidate f inshort ;
There; fair an' square an' perpendieler,
But, of the Public cares a fig
To hey ma anything in. particler,
Viry,l'm'a kind o' •
Tire Democratic papers are busily engaged
in trying to prove that Grant is a drunkard.
---0hi0#( 4187 9 14 r./4,( 1 4')
The only papers thitthave tiled' to proVe
that General Grant is a drunkard are Radi
cal papers. The New York Independent
(Bad.) published the statement about Grant
being drunk on the streets in Washington
on Sunday, staggering home iu the - presence
of the congregation of a dismissed church ;
and it was Wendell Phillips who publicly
declared that such were Grant's habits; that
he could not face a glass of whiskey without
falling down betbre it. .
Gnonon C. 'Const-tx, who has succeeded
John W. Feeney as , Secretary,of..the V. S.
Senate, was the Radice"candidate for Gov : ,
ernor of California, last fall, whose notori
ously bad character was given by the Radi
cal papers as an excuse for his defeat. Re ,
was charged with gambling, gross corruption,
&c., yet now he is placed inn position where
he will have the dispthat of lime sums of
public money—a position where strict integri
ty and the highest personal qualities are ab
solutely neces.sary. . ' ,
Tun fact has leaked out that a resolution,
to pay ,the bonds in gold ices voted down in
the Committee on Resolutions-of the Chicago
Convention. They did not think it politic to
_take ground for either , gold.or 'greenback?,
but preferred - toitdoptthe nnmeiningresolu- .
_thou reported in the platforn?.. Thus nobody
knows where they stand;and neither the'
owner of bonds who thinks be is entitled to
gold payment, nor those Who hold the op
posite opinion, can tell who is to be sold after
the election.
• GRANT has already kicked the economy
plank of the.Chieago platform overboard, by
writing a letter to the House Committee on
Military Affairs recommending a-renewal of
the increase of thirty-three and one-thinl per
cent. in the pay of army'officers. The law
allowing this Increase expires dune 301 h. A
one-third increase of expenses Is a pretty
good commencement in the way of "retrench
ment" And "economy"—mss understood and
practised by,the Radicals.
THE bill giving a twenty per cent:lam:lse
of pay to Government employees at Wash
ington has passed the House. This is a very
handsome bonus in fuldithin to the present
high, salaries paid to Government officials,
and will cost not less
dollars. There are in W.taliitigton hnn
dreds of clerks enjoying good salaries, who
have nothing to do, and hence they were en
abled to besiegethe Capitol in great numbers,
and push through their bill.
Tan, recent , rejectiop of aineralM4glellan
as Minister to England, by the Radical Seri
ate, shows what a peculiar friend of the
that _party is...No soldier, hoa - ever, distin
guished 'di. however 'lneVinrious;catr receive
anything at their hands, unless he is pledged
to carry out their partisan views. While
they - thus ignore' all military, claims, they
'have the audacity to appeal to others to
vote for Grant on account of his military
THE Radical ticket in Virginia is "located"
as follows : Their candidate_ for Governor
belongs in Michigan, Lieutenant Governor. in
Washington, for Congress, severally, in
Maine, .Massachusetts,_ New York three,
Connecticut two. Only one Virginian is on
the ticket.
Tun recent elections determine one thing
very plainly, that the Democracy are going
into the Presidential canpaign to win.
There was never exhibited a sterner resolve
to conquer than will mark the present effort.
Iris said the delegation from 3fassachusetts
to the Chicago Convention could get no
spoons at their meals until the waiters were
assured that Ben. Butler was not in the
Botrrwtors—RulLET-70n the 18th inst., by
- Rev. J. R. Pressley, nt the residence of the
bride's father, J. R. Riblet, Esq., Mr.
Charles Frederick Bostwick to Miss Etta
S. Ribiet, all of this city.
MeKEE—Ct - nts EY—ln Springfield, June 11 tb,
at the residence of the bride's parents, by
the 'Rev. Mr. Chamberlain, A.. 1. McKee to
Miss M. J. Caney, daughter of Wm. Cud
nett all of Springfield.
DRAPER—In Girard, May With; Adolphus
Draper, in the 79th year of hisThge.
EVERETT—In Girard, May 31st, Martin
Everett, aged about 60 years.
EDICK—Of typhoid fever. June 31, 1868,
Sarah Ann, wife of Abel Ediek, in the 34th
year of her age.
3p.nstr—At his residence in 31 . (4 . e - an, on
Friday, the inst., Wilson Marsh, aged
. over 80 years
RICE—In this city, on the 19th inst., MrP.
Wesley Rice', aged 31 years.
IlAis—On the -18th inst., at his residence in
Greene townzlip, Lester Hap?, :teed 3:3
Years, S months and 13 days : . •
3l.kv—On the 17th inst., of heart disease,
Charlie I3igler, son of Win. a and 'Eliza
beth aged 12 ycari, i t months tuid.
E . CCENLA. ifAm ElusionEn.—The cheapest
and bno Nl.monoth bottles only 'l3 cents.
The 2 .gealt 1,1 air llestnrer eclipses all
known disooveries for the rapidity with
which it restoresgray cool faded hair to its
original color, promotes its rapid and healthy
growth, prevents and stops it when railing
off, and is a most luxuriant hair dressing for
the human hair and head, rendering it soft,
silky anti lustrous: Sold by S. Dickinson &
Son, sole agents in Erie. d Iy.
Attu abberqsmento.
/ •
TO PURCHASE; any of the legitimateimocr
that is due or becoming due r from the firm
of Brecht S Co., livery nom.
, fitray L liare -
-1,_,/ scriber, one toile east ,of Belle Valley, on
- the Dave Clark then ,- about - the lst of aline,
BLACK MARE, with a white star on her fore- -
head; . her tiro hind feet- are-white; and, the is
botweeitsix and eigh t years - old, Theorrner is
-tequented-to come forward. prove property, pay
etianres and take hornway; .othertrise she - tail
be dbtposed orszeortling to Low, - • -,
joiS4w* - JOHN ADTHUrt.
. - -
Warrant hi Bantiraptey ! , s .
thal on:the Stil l Aay
4, of Tune,A.D.,lBAa.Warrant frißankru ey
wpstsaued Rotas ttha estate brunt e.ti: Griswold,
of the city of Eric,' the cf „Mc,' and
'unite of Pennsylvtuga, who has Wen.' dindged
o, bankrupt onAtt Ora petition; that the pay
ment of auy debit and delivery of any property
belonging -4 hint, for his hse, and the transfer
of any property by him are forbidden by law;
that a meeting of the creditors of the mild bank,,
rupt, to prove their debts and to choose one or
more Assignees of his estate, will be held at a
Court of Bankruptcy, to be holden at the office
of the Aegister, is the City , ot-lirte,,before 5.13,
\Woodruff, I:sq., Register In said district, on the.
lath day of August, A. D. istid, at 11 o'clock, A. M.
• .2110BLAR ItOWL.EY, -
U. S. Marshal, Messenger.
By G Marsh al. P. Day's, Dept. U.S. Maal. -
130•17M1 & FLYLESS,
Wholacale sittridt - rip Irrs In all k Inds of
r A11160;401* *: " S4 I 4 4I DUK,St
Leather and Rubber
' Belting,
•BSnchlne Packing, CutlerY;, ,
1 6144 e, Files, dm
Alsoii'generittagstirtment of Irott, Stfiel
aa4 CarrjEkge 4iir4lwAre. •
='@Sioie • ot the'dta steelier tre..l. V. BOYali
east side or Rath street .a laardoorst north to
the Depot. - hoTErt•& SUESS' •
• ry. P.cb) abbertiotmenti.
_.-.,- _
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
'PUB is TO on the tth day
of-May, MS,tr Warrant In Bankruptcy
was issued out of the District Court of the Uni
ted States, for the Western District of Penn'a,
againsttheestate of Henry IL Myers, of Union
tp.; county of Erie, in said district, adjudged
a bankrupt on his own petition: That the pay
ment of any debts and the delivery Of any pro
perty belonging to such bankrupt., to him or for
his use, and the transfer of any property by
him, are forbidden by law; and that a meet
ing of the creditors of &aid bankrupt, to prove
their debts and to choose °floor more Assignees
of his estate, will bo held at a Court of Bank
ruptcy', to be holden at the office of Dal Register,
in Elle. Pa., before IL E. Woodruff, Esq., Rm. Is
ter In itankrtiptcyfor said district, on the nth
day of July, THOMAS at i 0 o'clock. A. M.
U.S. Marshal, Messenger.
13y, '. Davis, Dept, IL S. Marshal.
. jett-iw.•
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
quilt.; IS To WYK NOTICE that on the 10.11
day of June, A. it, IStS, a warrant in bank
ruptcy was issued out of the District Court of
the Unlted ;Antes for the Western District of
Penn'm against the estate of W. C. Hawkins,
of Erie City,- in the county of Erie and
State of Pennsylvania, who has been adjudged
a bankrupt on his own petition; that-the pay
ment of tray debts and delivery of any proper
ty belonging tomuch bankrupt, to him and for
his use, and the transfer of any property by .
Millard forbidden by,,, law; that-a. meeting of
the creditors of the said bankrupt, to prove
their debts, and to (dowse one or more assignees
will be held at a Court of Bankruptcy, to be
holden at the Mike of the Register, in Erie,
before S. E. 'Woodruff, Esq., Regtster, on the
13th day of Aug.. A. D., MA at II it!cloek, A. M.
U. S. Marshal, Messenger.
By G. P. Davis, Dept. 1.% S. Marston,
Warrant in Bankruptcy.
Tins IS Ti) (WYE NOTDIE that on the Bth
dny.of June, A. D.,. lid, a Warrant In
Bankruptcy was issued out of the I)isi rict Court
of the United States!, for the Wasiern District of
Pa., against the estate of J.ll. &It. J. Morrison,
of Erie city, in the county of Erie, and State of
-Penns y Ivan fa; hi" said District, adjudged a
bankrupt upon their own petition; that the
payment of - 'any debts and delivery of any
property belonging to such bankrupts to them
or for their use; and the transfer of any prop
erty by them are forbidden by law. A meet
ing of the creditors of the said bankrupt,
to prove their debts and to choose one or inure
, Asslgneat"of theirer,tate will be held at a Courtof Banknaptey , to be hoiden at the office of the
Register, In the city of Erie, before S. E. Wood
raff, E.sq., Register in Bankruptcy for said dis
trict, on the 13th day of August, A. D., 1104, at
11 o'clock, A. M.
U. S. Marshal, Messenger,
By 0. P. Davis, Dept. U. S. Marshal.
jei I-4w.
Warrant In Bankruptcy.
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that on the Bth
day of June, A. D.,181:8, a warrant In bank
ruptcy was issued against the estate of Jag. A.
lilies, of the city of Erie, county of Erie and
State of Pen n'a,ir, hoh.a.s been adjudged a bank
rupt on his otvn eti ; that the payment of
any debts and de !Very of any property belong
ing to him, for his use, and the 'runnier of any
Property by hint are forbidden •by law ; that a
meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt, to
prove their debts and to choose one or more
Assignees of his estate, will be held at a Court
of Bankruptcy, to be holden at the office of the
Register, In the city of Erie, Pa., before S. E.
Wotxtrtatr, Esq., Register in said Digtrlet, on the
13th day of August, A. D., 15414. at 11 o'clock, A.
- U. S. Marshal, Messenger.
By. G. P Davis Dept, U. S. Marshal.
. , , • jell-lw.
fpHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that on the silt
I. day of June, A. D. ISI 4, a warrant In Bank
ruptcy was brsued against the estate of M. B.
Anderson, of Waterford, in the county of Erie,
State of Pennsylvania, who has been adjudged
a Bankrupt on his own petition; That the pay
ment orally debts and delivery of any property
belonging to such bankrupt, to him and for his
use, and the transfer of any property by bins
are forbiddHn by law; that a no eine... or the
creditors of the said bankrupt, to pr uc e their
debts and t choose one or more Assignecr. of
ltiat cstataovill be bell at the Court uf Iktultrupt
cy, to be holden at the office of the Piegi‘ter, In
the city of Erie, In the county of Erie and Stale
of Perea., before S. E. Woodruff, Itegi,ter, un
the P2th day of August, A.l). 154 , ;, at II rielork,
TfIOMAn ituwLEy,
- li. f.4.-Marshal, Messenger.
By'aiP. Davis, Dept U. S. Marshal.
Discharge in Bankruptcy.'
Iti THE DISTRICT COURT of the United
States for the Western District of Pennsyl
vania. sane! S. Griccvold, a bankrupt under the
Act or Congress of March 9,1,1537, having applied
for a discharge from all his debts, and other
claims provable under said Act, by order of the
Court, Notice Is hereby given to all persons who
have proved their debts, and tither persons in
terested. to appear en the Bth - dar of July, IsGs.
at 10 o'clock, A. M., before S. E. Woodrutf; Esq.,
Register, lat . once to Exle,Pa., to show cause,
if any they have, why a discharge should not be
Granted to the said bankrupt. And further no
tice is hereby given that the woad and third
meetings of creditors of the said bankrupt, re
quired by the 7.rth and 241.11 section of sahlAet,
will be had before the said Register at, the same
time and place. S. C. McCANDLESS,
Clerk of U. S. District Court for said District.
• Discharge In Bankruptcy.,
THE D/sTRICT COURT of the united
1 States, for the Western District of Penn.
sylvania. • V. It Gillett, a 'bankrupt under the
Act of Congress of March '2d, 1867, having applied
for a discharge from all debts, and other
Claims provable under said art, by order of the
Court, notice Is hereby given to all creditors
who have proved their'llebts, and other persons
Interested, to appear on, the 3th day of
July,_ 19P, at 10 o'clock, A. M., before S.
E. Woodruff, Esq., Register, at his oglce,
at Erie, Penna., to show cause, if any they
have, whya discharge should not be grunted to
said bankrupt. And further notice Is hereby
given that the second and third meetings of
cteditors of the said bankrupt, required by the
tnth and 15th Sections of said act, will be had
before the said Register, at the same time and
place. 8. 3fcICANDLESS,
Clerk of 1.1. S. District Court for said District.
Auditor's Notice.
In the matter of the a
Joseph Waldron, pha nc-I . , Erie County Or
count rtb' Court. No. 4
adm'r of Chas. Colt, den d. Feb'y Term, ISIS
button of the monies in the hands; of Jos.
Waldron, as administrator of the estate of Chas.
Colt, deceased, are hereby notified to make
proof thereof. before me, at my °Mee, No, 704
State Street, Erie, Pa., ou the 24th clay of June,
lust., at 100 clock, A. :Si.
Through and Direct Route between Philadel
phia, Iktltitnore, Harrisburg, Willlani-
Peri, and the
On' all Night Tilting.
N and after MONDAY, MAY 11th, lylrt, the
[mins on the Philadelphia. Erie Railroad
win run ns follows :
MatiTrain leaves Philadelphia at II:L5 p.m.and
arrives at Erie at S:5O p. In.
Erie Express leaves Philadelphia at l:_'o3 in., and
arrives at Erie at 10:05 a. In.
Warren Accommodation leaves Warren at moo
In., C• 0117 at kW p. in., and arrives at-Erie
at 3:30 p. m.
MO,ll Train Leaves Erie at 11:00 a.m., and arrives
,- at Philadelphia at 7:10 a. tn.
Erie Express leaves Erie at 7:lCr p. and ar
rives at Philadelphia at 5:00 p.
Warren Accommodation leaves Erie at 8:00 a.
Carry at 0:15 a. in., and arrives at Warren
at II:21a. tn.
!ARM and Exinegg ronneet with Oil Creek and
Allegheny River Railroad. nAnttAng cnecrsn
rnitova 11.
Erie & Pittsburgh Railroad.
ki trains: WIII run on thbCroad :Ls follows:
10:tei A. M., pittsbur g h Exprt...q, At all Ida
t lona, and arrive:4 fa A. & G. W. It. R.
Mr at 1:40 p, In., at New f*.tsfle at 3:4) p. m.,
and at Pittsburgh nt 11:00p. tn.
0:00 P. 31., Accommodation, arrives at Pitts
burgh at 1000 n.
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7:15 U. In., Erie Express leaves Pittsburgh and
nrrtves nt Erie 2:15 p. m.
4:i5 P. lit., Aeenminoilation leaves Pittsburgh
and arrives ut Erie I:2 n. in.
Pittsburgh Express south conneets at James
town at 12:40 p. in., with J. & F. Express for
Franklin and 011 City. Connects at Tnotsfer at
m.,with A. & G. W: Accommodation west
for Warren; Ravenna and Cleveland,
Erie Express north conneets at A. & G. W.
Transfer at 11:10 a. m., with Mall east for Mead-
Ville, Franklin and OU City, and at Jamestown
with .7. & F. 'Express for Franklin.
Trains connect at Rochester with trains for
Wheeling and all faints in West Virginia, and
at Pittsburgh connections for Philadelphia,
Harrisburg, Baltimore arid- Washington, via
Pennsylvania Central Railroad.
Erie .Express north connects at Girard with
Cleveland & Erie trains westwartifor Cleveland,
Chicago and all points iii thoWeat; at .& - ie with
Plrilmielphia & Frio Ratio:mi. for Corry, Warren,
noton, Thilonte, &a, and with Banal° &Erie
Railroad. for Buffalo, /Dunkirk Niagara Falls
and New-York City. . J.. 1. YAWREIicE,
• •- : rzr inticEs
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i ‘t t , 4 Magazines, at : 75 emits
GodeVa. antif irqUar
. 3iagardnes, at MOO per
volume. -
4taipelr's add Prank Loslio's Papers, att= l
per year.
. o narking and selling
13.' 1' 13 c• o !
• • AT
. IttilliCtD PRICES 2 _
Bltulery over Keystone National Unuir, eon,
ner State and Bth streets. apZ-tf.
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TOiI•PRINTING of every kind. in large or
t 1 small ocruititles, plain or colored, done in
the best style, and at moderate prices, at the
Observer office :
Alto itbbtrtlontints.
Burton & GaiMtles Cornet
Prices iiave Come bov
1324 Peach S.treet,Coniet: iGlh
For partrehlarg gee Small MIR b rityt
come in and see our "4,
Reduced Prices on T ear.
On east 12tli Street, betwen Ash ant Eg,.
Streets,a goal '2 story lionseN, rottati
dre.. Lot 79 %x1) feet to 10 foot alt i:"A
her . of bearing
fruitfr trees on lot and N 1 ,4 1.14
ter. Price ,2Tr efisr. vb
LA:11.18 KElatro
The fine two story, modern style, well,
brick dwelling on Seth street, lst , t - ,, f
Burtotwk OrlMth's Store. Frame
the rear of Lot. STAY FS & EFLFP
• No. 1 Ite.lll,
Situate on Wallace east
of lOth. Lot Gaxl79, completely
choice bearing Grape Vines, good bar:, t v ,:;:f.
ry well built house, Mx.l4 stone edu rni ,, kr :
1.1/e house. Price $: 1 ,5110 Cheap .
• HAY Es 6: EFTS?
We have a number of very desirable
ces to offer customers. For partfculan
our office, No. 1 liked Horse.
Boarding and Sale Stahl&
Corner of French and 7th sta.
r r
Trlt S el lnl y SC occ ß u l p U ted EßS by ba lil i e n i g in la er k' c l i
would inform the public that they hav,,
chased an
of Boma, 'Harness and Carriages, and are
pared to give perfect satisfaction foal!
favor them With a call. We have the to
in Northwestern Pennsyl‘ Rola.
my2l-tf 131tECIIT LH%
Erie City Steam Bakery!
w. J. SANDS & CO., ProprirtoN.
• Manufacturers of all Ittuas
Crackers, :Bread, Cab,
Also, the celebrated
And sole 11l anufaet uret s of the rata:
Factory, corntr State and Kl St.. Est, Ps
There Ls no use sending to New York
No use going to tirazitinerles to buy
No use going to soap factories to buy
No use to pay big prices for any of your
Groceries and Provisions!
White there Ls a
on the corner of
Sth and ,State Stireets.
Try the Cash Store.
' C. ENGLEITART tt Cll, -
' Keep alwip4 on hand all Its of
Psenena, Kid, Goal and Pebble-t;
•Loced, Button and CourN
13. O Co T S
Of the finest quality, wluell will be warrsr:4l
for durability, as well a. to lit, whiclove
s*ll as
Low as the Lowest.
We also make to order. Itepalringrarefv 2
attended to.
iny2l-t( &
Ilut•ing removed hi. , tocir of good.
store in the Reed House formerly °et uve
Messrs: 31one11, Stephens & tako
sure in announcing to hl' old eu•toin4r , -
the Citizens of Erie generally, that he Li,.
ed out 'a
Dry Goods,Dress Goods,ir.
For Spring and Sommer Wean
I Intend to keep at all lilacs the
t lie market, and It full a.Nortinent
in toy line. Pnrehasers can atm - 57 . - 13 ' -
1)y buying of me than by going Ea,t.
Remember the place,
No. 6 Reed Hotise,
South side of the Purl:
apt G-tr.
C. J. ENGIJ:11111T
lias opened a u, ‘
Eleventh and State Street.:
To which he asks the attention of nil vrlo' r .:
anythingtuhisline. lle elll detti
thing 111 the
Ana warrants his goods to be equal to
tp the market.
Er The highest market price to eieb P 11 ::!r
all kinds of country prodnov.
11 1 11 IS IS TO GIVE: NO FICE. that on
1. day of June, A. I). lON, a %Variant /5
ruptcy was issued against the estate f
Whitney of Union In the courdT,"..j . , - (
State of Pennsylvania, whc. Ira.s bees
a bankrupt on his own pet It s'a; Th 3t „"4l
ment of any debts and del 0, cry anal .
belonging to such bankrupt, to Mtn
use, and tne transfer of any propertY
are , forbidden by law; that a alerting., t !...;
creditors of the said bankrupt, -to prn , ', o
debts and to choose one or inure Asitin„.4
his estate, will be held at a Court of lilt
to be holden at the °Mee of the Register, t„,,,,
city of Erie, in the counts' Erle nuat,%.`v
Pemra, before S. 1.1. Woodruff, itettlWn.,l3
12th day of August, A. D. ISWt at II
B3' G. P. latvis, Dept, U. S. 3far".lilL
wins Is TO GIVE' No'nil.: that on
tiny of June, A. 1.. I,es, a warrant in
ruPtoY was issued against the estate of
/4 Perkins, of Fairview township, ia the C te . ..l
of Erie, State of l'ennsyls anla,
adjudged a bankrupt on hie own petlffg o fcl
the payment of any debts-and deliverf
Property belonging to such bankrupt, to
and for his use, and the transfer of artYPNP;;;;
by hint arc forbidden bY law; that a rneett
the credit Ors of the said . bankrupt,t o P ro _f l ; , J
debts and to choose one or more .1.4;nr.v.,i-t.l
Wlllbe held ut a COurt of 1 13 ..r aul t'itt
be holden at the:of - nee of the Register,.
city of Erie, In the counts' of Erie and
Permed, before S. E. Wooarott,
12th day of August, A. D. Is 4 at 11
By (1. P. Ditth, Dept. IJ. S. Margin'.
nt the corner of