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‘ 1 ..0, or Weekly is . On this point we
,toi,nge contradiction:- Its circuits..
yo u estrntls to all placrs of importance
Eric. Crawford, At arren and Tenon.,
t o ion of Court will he held on Sant,-
n rct, commencing at two o'clock, at
po sons entitled to naturalization can
am thtir papers. It will be the last he
the 13tate election. Foreign born chi
tern out, and don't allow the injustice
; . , t; blte otlicer, who should know no par
-1 a to cheat you out of the
t o which , you are entitled by the laws
t qli' ,, r that the Deserter Lan• has been
,rFnce.l unconstitutional by the Supreme
'ld , State. •• Any Election Board re
p r.ceive the vote of a qualified chi
,,„„ II: , ph a that he was a deserter, is
.1 Ilea, c penalty,uuless the man has
r , fit tray tried by , Court 3fartial, and
i'-oe.e,'.ings of the court are brought `in
of the Supreme Court's
ill be furnished to Democrats in
,AIL t li,,n district, and they' are specially
act to see that the rights of every chi
1)01 - OOLITIC MEETING.
W. Carrigan. of Plana
delphia. one of the most effee
ito campaigners in the State.
A nd probably lion. Holster Cl 3 --
incr. Democratic candidate for
Goiernor in 1566, will speak in
Farrar Hail. on Friday evening,
Oct. 9th. commencing at 7 1-2
T u rn On. Democrats. and give
t hese elOquent champions of
any carve a hearty welcome.
FRIDAY. OCT. 9. -
, —Evcning—llon. Heisler Clymer, lion.
W. Carrigan, Col. 1 . 311105 G. Payne, of
SATURDA. - ..", OCT.-10.
1: 7 ,-.la—Afternoon—H m. A. P. Nieltob3,-11.
S•\ za.ur, of Buffalo W. A. Galbraith, and
?.: , .4bar.7,1 , Dock—Pole Raising.
1--aill—qftern ,, on—Col. James G. Payne.
eo.en, Esq., and others.
y -.), Ets:—Evening—F. S. Edwards, Esq.,
• Dunkirk. t ,
MONDAY, OCT. U. •
;,-r--2v.,ening—llon. A: P. Iztnning,l3ffiThlo,
I",..;levilk —Evening—Col. Jas. G. Payne.
niew—llon. J. K. Hornish—Certain.,
It Is cm:gested that in evcry di.strict meet
!,.. c-.! . , , t1 for Saturday or Monday, to
arrangements for securing efficient pull
on the day of ch-ctittli. The
::aihers of aid Co. Committee throughout
tt- county are requested to give thin matter
rite Democratic tickets for this county
.sve been placed In the hands of the follow-
gentlemen, 'who will supply their re
ne.tive districts. We will take it as a per
otal favor if the persons here named will
aa'a - c arrangements for procuring the vote of
it district upon Auditor-General, oN 'run
sear or ELECTIPS. and send us a report at
Ile earliest opportunity :
.unity—Copt. J. D. Phillips.
Harbor Creek—Win. Saltstuan.
Elk Creek—Wm. Sherman. -
South Enc,—F. NV. Kohler.
Erie-Ist Dist.—W. W. Lyle.
hid Dl-1 —J. M. Kuhn.
Dist..—F. P. Liebel.
4th C. A rbuckle.
‘;reerni , ltl—.T. Finn.
North East lioro t Tp.—B. A. Tabor.
Vinam7r; & Wiati.burg—Wm. More.
C.ncor4l—F. S Heath.
A .nneaut—A. Pam( roc. •
Mel:, an &
Eilmbore Wa..himrton—i;, A. Allen.
lmon Biro C Tp. Geor7. Ta‘wr.
11r,tne—II L Pinner•.
Fralk lin—Charles Wriitht.
P ROM & Tp.—_Umqs Stone.
r...int—L A. Hull.
lloro S Tp.—D. IV. Illutchiri,:on
E.-t Creek—lt. 11. Arbuckle.
IV.••t " •' —U. SehlurotE
Tar. p ;liar affection which the liaLlirals
:-., 11,r the "Boy:; in Blue" illustra-
. I by their cour:e in regard to the privates
.11 , ,ard the United States Stehmer
,:1:1 during the past and present weeks.
men number some thirty-eh.:lt or for
t•- tot 1% hum have sea active service.
•=tdunt 11 Democrat , 1.a4 week
ation Wa. 111:1 , IC tht! thin
th Distr' , :t to takc minus,
.:4 , . a mt an- left with blue for mat purpose,
.:, „roMizing to enter them on bis btmi:s.
-Ie of the leading R. . eats heard of it, and
..tt me brought such : pressure to bear on
As , e=ser that he ..,-.; frightened t .it Of
b's wl'3, and gave not:ce that he C011 . .1 not
the men unless •they applied i:. •der-
P , ^ By alternate coaxing and threat,n•ng,
Compromise was effected by a hich ht went
a,!oard tl,evessel and took d.r.en the name
f. ieh man I maiming the right to vote, a, he
':.teed bittore him. The li , t, numberedLl, n thirt,':eight, every person of whom:in
rls voting the Democratic ticket. As soon
hs 'l,e As‘e,sor's action became known, Eel,'
.'... , 31 ROI( Is hurried to 11 , 5 're-idem e, as
ailed him e'ith the most insolent and atm
la c langln 1 . , and induced him to leave off
. - •tne twenty of ;,the names on a technical
plea which less no foutidation to rest upon.
The limit thus manipulated has been returned'
. 0 the Commi.sioners, and unlehs legal steps
ran be had t at will secure these sailor their
rights they w 11 be debarred from voting on
Ta.clay. T e As4essor is clearly obliged to
'elaile the names on-his list, and it is to Le
toped that his Radical managers will per
zit him to perform his duty rather than to
Meet a well meaning old gentleman to the
ea.loyance which will inevitably result from
,franchising these men who are in their
\Y E remind Democrats once more that
Nanqvlvania is the battle-ground of the cam
;Ylizn, and that the election next week will
accepted everywhere as a criterion of the
:milt in November. The preliminary.work
tithe struggle is nearly ended, and the task
Ll which every man should set himself now,
a that of getting out all the Democratic votes
of us district. It is of the utmost impor-
Lillee that no vbt.ts should be left unpolled.
Up, a the verdict in our State depends the
i;;;:k.eSS of uur flen& in New York, and e very
'''hrP in the' Union. If one voter stays
n c Nt week in each district of the State
=" , k(.• .ter three thousand in all, and may
thy fate of battle. Every Democrat
'itS it to lihnzelt, to his party, and to his
t' , 'latry, to bend all his energies to obtain
fl.t. (afire poll of his district. If any one is
it , ,ut to go on a journey, let him delay it
crt.l. Le has voted. If there arc those too far
4 " - a.Y from the place of election, or too un
-61 to attend, let conveyances be sent after
2 "-ta If there is a careless man, let him be
vii:ted at Once, and shown how essentill it
IS that his vote should he cast. Democr,,ts,
(all upon each and all of you to perform
duty. A full vote is a Democratic vie.
"GM Up guards and at them with all your
LIE Warren -Ledger rays the speech of
Ilvz. C. W. Carrigan, at that place, on Satur
da':, whs "the most, stirring, eloquent and .
/" . tA•erful" wade there during the eampaigi.
Vote of Erie-County.
For cenvenience of reference, we publish
a table of the vote of Eric county in 1866, the
last one when a full poll was cast, and the
one which both partieS concede it is proper
to compare the result ,with this: year. The
State Committee asks us to make an effort
to reduce Geary's majority of 3,280 to the
extent of 500 'votes. In order to do so, each
district will have to reduce its Radical ma
jority or increase its Democratic one a little
more than one-sixth. What men are earnest
enough in the cause to undertake this result
in their localities?
c ra ,
Erie-Ist district, 136 246
Erie-2d district, 241 261'
Eric-3d district, 165 315
Erio--ttlidistrict,_ 216 344
East Mill ('reek; 258 112'
West Mill Creek, 140 225
North East 'fp., 199 244
North East Borough, 36 139
Greenfield,, 42 147
V'enatitto, 4-F4l 205
wat t , burg, 19 50
Amity, 92 92
Wayne, 71 163
Coneord,, . 96 189
orty—lst ard, ) 221 462
:Union Tp., 106 217
Union Borough, 102 . 130
Ecllieuf, 'l5l 199
Waterford Tp., 82 282
Waterthrd Borough, 35 133
Greene, - - 151 126
Summit, 1867, 96 64
McKean, 41 260,
Middleboro, 2 32
Wa , liitioton, • 111 327
Edinboro, 51 106
Franklin, 33 171
Elk Creek, 127 173
Conneaut, 60 219
Springfield, 43 375
Girard Township, 70 , 255
Girard Borough, 66 76
Fairview Tp., ) 163 246
Harbor Creek, 139 239
Lockport, ' 96 154
VOTE OF 18111 AND 1897
Dem. Rad. Maj.
1861 - • "3,722 6,911 3,189
1897 - 8,428 5,504 2,076
Less thadnine years ago, On a Sum* in
the early spring (it was . %a Sabbath day's
work), during church-time, while the little
children were singing hymns and the clergy
men were leading' the people's solemn litany
of prayer for deliverance from " murder and
from sudden death," a man armed to the
teeth met and shot to death an unarmed
man in the:streets of the Federal capital. As
the wounded man fell he begged for mercy.
" As he lay upon the pavement," says an
eye-witness, " resting on his right arm, the
assailant put the pistol to his breast and
fired." And so the bloody deed was done,
and a sinful, unrepentant man,was hurried
before his Creator with no chance to utter a
prayer to Heaven for mercy to-himself, no
time to give one thought to• his orphaned,
motherless children. The excuse of all this,
whereby the. avenging hand of the law was
stayed, was the violated domestic honor of
the slayer. The issue of it was that ere the
earth was dry on the victim's grave there
was reconciliation, condonation, a reunited
household, and of a double crime one sweet
-The doer of this fiendish deed was one of
the leaders of the Chicago Convention, and
the prominent orator at the Radical meeting
week before last. What must be thought of
the " moral ideas" of a party which hails
eb a man as one of its " bright, particular
stars," hnd accepts his teachings as the quin
tesscence " loyalty ?"
TEEE LAnonrso Mt - N.-7James Parton, the
'eminent author, says in his last contribution
to Packard's Monthly—by the way, one of .
the best publications issued in the country
that "if we look back at all the great elections
which hare been held since 1787, we shall
hull that the laboring man has voted right
oftener than the man of leisure and educa
tion. I should say that the laboring man has
generally voted right, and the man of wealth
and- education has very frequently voted
wrong. .Impartial History, if it ever turns
its attention to our Presidential elections,
will so decide." We commend this frank
acknowledgment, from the pen of one of the
ablest writers of the day, to the thoughtful
attention of that large class of persons in our
city who imagine that because the relig
ious, wealthy and so-called "social" element
of the community happens to be mainly on
one side: it follows that the political party
with which it is identified must necessarily be
the best for the country. - The laboring men
will vote tile Democratic ticket this year, as
a majority of them have done in the peat ;
And thus verify Mr. Parton'S belief that they
are generally to be found on 'the side of the
Get' the Vote out Emir.
We would specially urge upon our friends
the importance of having the Democratic
vote out at an early period on the day of
election—before noon, if possible, and not
later than one o'clock ht the rpost. The val
ue of this suggestion Will be appreciated by
all who have ever attiMdcd the polls. By
1: icing as m my vote as can in the early part
of the day. a better opportunity is given to
hunt up the,negligent and operate upon the
doubtful. In large, places scores of votes
are lost yearly by the failure of men to ap
pear until closing time, and we have seen in
stances where the windows were
the face of a multitude of voters. See your
neighbors, and tell them to attend the polls
early. Workingmen, whose interests arc
more at stake than any other class of com
munity, mkt: an hour in the morning to at
tend to this important matter, and let it be
no fault of your own if you lose your vote.
A TEBRILLE PIIOhPECT.—We were well
aware tisit our eminent and " trooly loil" fel
low citizen, Parson Whallon, was on.intimate
terms with a large number of prominent
personages upon this terrestrial sphere, but
had no idea that his acquaintance extended
to the torrid - regions below. That such
is the fact, however, is abundantly proved
by the following extract from a letter
to the editor, dated at Lockport, September
"The Republican , ' had a meeting here last
evening, and the ex-Rev. Whallen talked to
them. He abused the Democrats in his
u.ual way by calling them.liars, dishonest,
and all sorts of had names. He said that
William A. Galbraith and Benjamin Whit
man were smooth-tongued liars, and, if there
was one corner in hell hotter than another
they would get the hottest, with much other
stuff equally absurd."
Comment would be superfluous
coantrN z CATED.]
Shortly after Mr. Scofield made; the public
declaration that hewonld not 'take the ex
tra two thousand &Alai's voted as additional
salary to Congressmen, Itho idea suggested
it , elf to IS leading politician of North East
that as the amount was subject to the order
of our Congressman, it would be proper for
him to draw the money and give it to the
seminary about to be started in that place.
Accordingly, a written request was made to
that effect, and signed by a'number of promi
nent citizens of the county. Mr. Scofield re
fused to do this, on the ground, that it was
wrong to take the
,public money and apply
it to such purposes. It was right, however,
to draw the money and apply it to his own
private use. Consistency, thou art a jewel!
W. P. Gusox has , purchased the Reed
House tobacco and news stand, which he
proposes to keep up to the full standard of
The Weiklegmenti Bong.
I am an honest workingman,
My hands with toil are hard and rough,
And still I labor all I can
To earn my wife and babes enough.
But heavy taxes weigh me down,'
The food we eat, the elothea we wear,
Our home in country or in town,
AU swell the burden I must bear.
Were I like yonder loafer black, ,"
Then I like him, could take my ease ;
Lie in the sun upon my back,
And only work when I did please.
And things, I fear, will soon be worse,
If Grant and Colfax haVe their way ;
And heavier still will be the curse
On this poor land from day to day.
Thank heaven I my vote is still my owe,
(Though that the negro soon may share,)
So let my rights be all o'erthrown,
I'll vote for Seymour and for Blair.
NONE of the Radical papers have Informed
us yet whether or not Mr. Scofield has taken
that extra pay.
COMMODORE JAMES STEWART indignantly
repels the allegation that be is "on the fence"
in political matters.
VOTE FC I I. A CHANGE! You can't
render matters any worse and may make
them a great.deal better.
TRE tickets this year will be voted all upon
one slip, general officers being labelled
"State," and others "County."
Ocn advice to Democrats is to go to the
polls early and spend the balance of the day
in tasking votes for our ticket. Every Dem
ocrat should resolve to devote one day to
the promotion of his cause.
Von. the convenience of our patrons, wo
publish the Democratic State and County
,tickets In another column. By cutting them
out, every onesof our subscribers will have
an abundant supply.
DENOCSATB, the crisis is one that demands
the services of every friend of our cause.
Determine to be at the polls from mornin.
to night on the day of election, and spare no
labor to obtain a Democratic gain irk your
WE again urge upon men of all parties the
propriety as well as the necessity of a strict
observance of peace and detorum in the con
duct of the campaign. Nothing Is gained
for either side by quarrelsome or disorderly
A GREAT Democratic Mass 3feeting will
be held at Meadville on Saturday, October
10th, to be addressed by Hon. C. W. Carri
gan, Hon. Heister Clymer, and other dis
tinguished gentlemen. An invitation is ex
tended to Erie and adjoining counties.
THAYER & NoyEs' Circus will exhibit in
this city on Monday peat, the 12th inst. The
propri4ors arc both Erie county men, and
their personal popularity would be sufficient
to draw large audiences, without the addi
tional circumstance of having the best show
LOOK out for sensation articles in the Rad
ical papers just on the eve of election. Their
sinking cause needs some additional hum
bug to keep it from ruin. Anticipating some
thing of this sort, tve have made preparations
for issuing an extra on Monday, in case it is
nonand to liond off any of the tricks of the op
Oun friends in ,the townships bordering
upon the New York line are cautioned to be
on the look-out for "carpet-baggers" froin
that State, who may be sent in to turn the
scale. When the radicals shout "stop-thief"
so lustily,it may be taken as a sure indication
that the cry is intended as a corer to some
TEEE Radicals have expended probably not
less than five thousand dollars in the cam
paign in Erie county, and do not even claim
to have converted more than one Ashy Dem
ocrat to their side. The poor fellows are
so thankful for small favors that they make
as much fuss over this solitary acquisition as
if it were a full regident.
TIM Dispatch says the "green banner" of•
the Irish Republican Club, containing the
inscription: " God knows no difference of
color—why should man r was carried at the'
Fairnew meeting by " a stalwart colored
man." The circumstance will undoubtedly
go a great ways toward increasing the
,the Irish Republican Club
among their fellow countrymen throughout
THE coolest thing this season Is the War
ren Ledger speaking of the " religious belief"
Cf Bill Jenks. Who ever heard of a religious
opperhead? That's " stealing the livery of
Heaven to serve the Devil in."—earry Re
" The coolest thing this season" is the at
tempt of the Republicans to detract from the
standing of a gentleman whose reputation is
so deservedly high as that of Mr. Jenks. His
" religious belief" and pure personal charac
ter are too well known, and generally ad
mitted, even by his political foes, to be dam,
aged by such contemptible squibs as the
Ix his speech at this city, Senator Doolittle
illustrated the Manner in which the taxes of
the country are paid by the following :
Some years ago there was an old sign in
one of the western counties of England that
contained on its face more political truth
and more sound wisdom than is uttered by
our political speakers. It had six portraits,
and was called the six ails. In the centre a
king, with the words underneath, "I rule
On the right a preacher, with the words
underneath, "I pray for all." On the left a
doctor, with the words underneath, "I cure
all." Beneath these lawyer, with the words
underneath, "I plead for all." Above these
a soldier, with the words underneath, "I
- fight for all!! But underneath the whole
was a portrait of a laborer, with these words
inscribed, "I pay for all."
THE accounts which reach us of the Radi
cal mass meeting at Fairview, on Saturday
last, show a degree okiowdyish and discred
itable conduct which puts to blush 'anything
that has happened dining the campaign.
We have tried to obtain the truth about the
meeting, and, after hearing both sides tell
their story, are forced to the conclusion that
the behavior of a portion of the crowd was
cxceedingly shameful. Drunkenness pre
vailed to an unusual extent, and several
bloody fracases occurred during the day, all
the disorderly parties being Radicals: After
the Fairview and Corry - meetings, we hope
to hear no more from the opposition about
their superior morality.
THE Gazette hems and haws over the
proofs we have given of Colfax's Know-
Nothing affiliations, and finally concludes
that they are not to be believed because "Mr.
Colfax's word is better to be relied on
than the reported proceedings of the Con
vention of 1855, confirmed by Geo. D. Pren
tice, a master-spirit of the order. Those who
have read both sides of the controversy can
judge of that matter for themselves, and we
suspect that their'judgment will be the re
verse of favorable for Mr. Colfax. The time
was when the Gazette swore by Andy John.
son as faithfully as it now does - by Colfax,
and those who were deluded by it then will
hardly have much confidence in its estimates
of public men.
WE regret to be compelled to notice
another strange procedure on the part of the
Court this week. On Monday it was given
out that a session would be held next day,
and a large number of persons came in from
the country to procure their naturalization
papers. The Court met on„ Tuesday morn
ing, and after a session of about an hour, ad
journed to Saturday. By this course, some
thirty or forty persona were deprived of the
privilege of securing their papers, and placed
to a considerable expense for nothing.
Either Judge Johnson must be poorly .ac
quainted with the duties of his office, or he
adjourned the Court with the purpose of
wi fully advancing partizan ends. No satis
factory excuse can be given to justify such
WE hope the Observer 1.4 - not "trying to
shirk the pubileallim of otw article until ider
next Tuesday's election.- 7 glutte. •
The shirking phrty is 'the Gazette' itself,
which gives us the !rat intimation of its ac
ceptance of our terms just the evening before
going to press, instead of notifying - us at
once, as it would have done, had it not
been "trying to shirk." The trick is pretty
well played,)lr. Gazette, but will not de
ceive the pu, credulous as you take them
to be. Now then, we will see whether - you
can be induced to show your band fairly
Wz urge every absent Democratic voter to
return home in timo to vote on the 13th.
The campaign is unusually spirited, and the
majorities may be whittled down very fine.
An absent voter may throw a Congress Dis
trict to the Radicals, or may elect- a Radical
United States Senator. Every vote is need
ed. Absentees, bear this in mind ! Go homo
in time !
Fnost the reports which reach us, we aro
led to believe that some of the Radical as
sessors have been acting grossly unfair in re
gard to the extra assessments. The Demo
crats are on their track, and will see that
those entitled to assessment have their
rights, or somebody feel the pressure of law.-
L. F. STEM having taken the Stone House
in Waterford, known as the Eagle Hotei, is
prepared to cater to the wants of the travel
ling public, and all who may favor him with
a call. He is now refitting and refurnishing
the house, and will soon have it in tip-top
RuMon has it that Bro. Whallon has been
_the Post Office, in the event of
Grant's election. If this is the fact, it is im
portant that the People should know it.
They ought to have the opportunity' at least
of expressing their choice for the position.
Ma Observer of last week has' a dozen
spiteful paragraphs about the grand mass
convention of the 24th ult.—Gazette.
The Observer told the truth—nothingmore
nor less. If to do that is a "spiteful" act,
then we plead guilty of the offence.
Tama are feiv Democrats 'who cannot af
ford to spend one day to help elect our ticket.
We call upon every active Democrat to at
tend the bolls all day on Tuesday, and labor
unceasingly for the success, his principles.
A. nrcnon? polo will be raised at the cor
ner of Cascade and Second streets, on Satur
day afternoon, at three oclock. Tugs will
run up td the place from the public dock, and
the people generally are invited.
PEEEY LODGE, No. 892, A..Y. M. ; have
unanimously passed resolutions of respect to
the memory of Major Andrew Scott, de
ceased, and directed their hall to be draped
in mourning for thirty days.
LOOK out for an imitation of the Demo
cratic tickets, with the names of the Radical
State and Congressional candidates inserted
in place of ours. We have every reason to
believe they will be circulated.
E. CAstrustsus, EN., has delivered a
number of effective German speeches during
the campaign. His zeal in the cause entitles
him to the kind remembrance of the Demo
crats of the county.
Letter from Watts B. Lloyd, Esq.
• WAWA:WOW, Oct. 6th, 1868
Editor of the Observer sent the follow
ing communication to the Editors of the Erie
City Dispatch, requesting them to publish it,
and thereby correct the foul slander to
which they gave currency, but they, as
usual, have not corrected the error. I wish
you to give this an insertion in the Observer,
that the public may see the extreme mean
ness of the Editor and his party:
WATEIIFORD, Oct. Ist, 18G8.
Editors of th l e Erie Dispatch—GraiTLEittx-,
In your daily Dispatch of September 30th t
1868, I see it that "Watts B. Lloyd, of
Wattsburgh," evidently meaning Waterford,
"an old war Democrat, has taken a Sey
mour and Blair ensign from a pole in front of
his house, and replaced it by a Grant- and
Colfax streamer, and intends to fight it out
on that line," which I pronounce an unmiti
gated and wilful lie. The facts are simply
these: at the time referred to, a little son of
mine, aged about twelve years, brought to
the house a very nice maple tree, properly
trimmed, for a pole, and in company with
some of the neighbor boys of his own age, at
tempted to raise the same, but lacking suffi
cient help was obliged to leave it about half
raised. During the night of the 28th, certain
" lewd fellows of the baser sort," evidently
Republicans, cut off the top and fastened
thereto a piece of pine board, with a " Grant
and Colfax streamer," and raised the same.
On finding it, I immediately took it down,
and will now replace it with a true hickor,-
pole, with a " Seymour and Blair ensign,''
and shall always support and maintain the
same, as I have always done, from time prin
ciple. Ido envy my Republican friends for
thet joy they try to feel over my conversion,
as the joy of that party will undoubtedly be
turned to mourning over the election of Sey
mour and Blair in November next.
I now call upon you" to inform me imme
diately who your correspondent was, and
also hope you will give this communication
a place in your columns as cordially as you
gave the piece of false news, of which this is
Let me say, in conclusion, that I think
many of the reported conversions to Radi
calism have the same foundation that this
has, and that a party as corrupt as the Radi
cal party at this time will hardly convince
men of honest intentions to desert time
honored Democratic principle. Respect
fully yours. WATTS B. LLOYD.
As a specimen of the Editor's willingness
to turn from the error of his ways and cor
re6 his'false statements, on the Pd of Octo
ber, he published the following:
"We are in receipt of a note from Watts
13. Lloyd denying in toto the item stating
that he had turned from the error of his
ways, and affixed a Grant and Colfax
streamer on the pole in front of his house,
etc. He states that somebody did affix that
insignia, but not with his will or consent.
We gave the item as we found 'it on a frag
ment of paper from among a mass of corres
pondence on ye Editor's table, and whether
the correspondent was misled or whether it
was a sell we know not, but it was used and
went the way of all such into the waste
paper basket. According to the best of our
recollection, the hand-writing in the protest
is remarkably similar to . that in the first
ow, I have never had a pole in front of
my house, or anywhernelse, except the ono
referred to, and as to . ..the quibbling about the
Grant insignia, it shows his honesty or rather
dishonesty. As to the item found on the
Editor's table, evidently intimating that it
had no signature, while the truth is, he does
not want to give the name of his correspon
dent, thus making himself a party eriminas
in the base slander it contains. Does he
suppose he can make an enlightened people
believe he would publish it without a signa
ture? And as to the hand-writing of the
two communications, insinuating that I
wrote them both, it only shows his respect'
for his own reputation, leaving an enlight
ened public to infer that he endorses the
doctrine that a certain clergyman borrowed
from a political stump orator: " That Demo
crats had two rights—a legal right to be
hanged and a divine right to be damned."
Yours truly, WArrs B. LLOYD.
WHEN the Plantation Bitters were first
made known to the American people, some
seven years ago, it was supposed they were
an entirely new thing, and had never before
been used. So far as their general use in the
United States is concerned, this may be true.
It is also true that the same Bitters were
made and sold in the Island of St. Thomas,
over forty years ago, as any old planter,
merchant or sea captain doing business with
the West Indies will tell you. It is distinetly
within my recollection that on the return of
my father, (who was a sea captain, and do
ing an extensive trade in the tropics,) be
would invariably have the Bitters among the
ship's stores, and our family sideboard was
never without them. For any sickness, -it
matters not 'how severe or trifling, - the de
canter of these Bitters, by a different name,
was always resorted to as a sovereign mm
ABE 'rum WORK-MOMS BAMBOOZLED '2-
Gum not-muddy, witch Is made evident by
the following-incident: One of our Demo
cratic speakers, who had an appointment
and spoke to a crowded audience on ,the
line of the Phila. A: Erie IL R., last week,
being ahead of time, got into a talk with a
number of Irishmen at work on the railroad.
The gentleman said : "Well, bops—hard at
work 1" "Yes," was the reply, "and for a
dollar and a half a day ; won't you please
tell us how much that is, in the good old
money we were pidd in eight years ago?'
"About a dollar end five cents," was the an
swer. "And we hays the taxes to pay out
of that," was the remark of the workingmen.
"Then you know - that you pay tax do you?"
was asked by the gentleman. "We think
about that when we arc paying for our sugar,
tea, coffee, tobacco arid other small articles
that rrishmen likC to have. The little we
get for the money we can earn makes us in.
quire for the cause, and we know that the
workingmen pap the heft of the taxes, an'a' a
deal of the money that is taken from us goes
to keep the mistresses—the school mistresses
of the negroes that are fed by the Freedman's
mcu and- women—wade so by a process
based upon the impurities of your blood—
why risk the-danger of a further prostration
while absolute and permanent relief is with
in your reach. It is a fatal mistake with
thousands that only the prescribed medicines
of physicians can cure them, and they do not
consider the nature, purpose or operation of
these drugs in their compounded condition,
but swallow them simply on fitith, and rare
ly, if ever, derive any positive benefit. Now,
we say that it is sound judgment to use a
remedy which it can be shown has effected
actual and enduring cure's, and such is Mish
ler's Herb Bitters. It will cure the feeble of
their ailments, fortify them against the dan
gers of malaria, changes in the climate, fluc
tuations in the temperature,&c., while at the
same time, it braces the entire system and
energizes the whole man. We'do honestly
urge sufferers .to "throw physid to the dogs,"
and hereafter - use Mishler's Herb Bitters.
Sold by all druggists•and dealers. Dr. S. B.
Hartman & Co., Proprietors, Lancaster, Pa.
• Tim BurCITY or Lrpr..:— .
" 'Tis not for man to trifle, life is brief, -
Our age is'but the falling of a leaf.
We have no time to sport away the hours,
All must be earnest in. a world like ours.
Not many lives, brit one have we,
How sacred then' that, one should be."
And still how many fritter' away their
lives, unable to fill any useful purpose, be
gan-So some lingering disease unfits them for
it, and they neglect or refuse to use the rem
edies within their reach. God, in-his wonder-.
ful arrangement of nature, has provided - an
antidote for all the. ills that human flesh is
heir to, and, by the aid of selento, the medi—
cinal virtues of certain roots, herbs Jind -
barks hate beensotilhined, and the-result - is
now known all (Wk.ir the civilized world as
Mishler's Herb Bitters. It thoroughly puri
fies the blood, invigorates the nervous,kbres,
elevates the standard of all the vital forces,
and sustains a most healthful tone of the en
tire human oiganization. Sold by all drug
gists and dealers. Dr. S. B. 'Hartman & Co.,
Proprietors, Lancaster, Pa. ,sep24-2t
EriiENIA HAIR REsTonnt.-- - --The cheapest
anti best. ;Mammoth bottles only '75 cestc.
The Eugenia Hair Restorer eclipses all
known discoveries for the rapidity with
which it restores gray and faded hair to its
original color,promotes its rapid and healthy
grovrtla, provaute and to It nil= Ihlllng
off, and is a most luxuriant hair dressing for
the human hair and head, rendering it soft,
silky and lustrous. Sold by S. Dickinson &
Son, sole anents in Erie.'
GODEY'S 80011 is, as 'usual, a very
'fine number, containing the pretty engmy
ing of a child sleeping with a prayer book in
its hand, closed, entitled "First Time at
Church," a beautiful tinted engraving of
"The Refreshing Drink," elegantly colored
Fashion Plate, plates of fashionable cos
tumes, etc., bcsides a variety of literary mat
rdn $3 per 'annum. Published by
LA. ey, Philadelphia, Pa.
LEGAL 111..tmts.-‘—We remind those in need
of blanks that our assortment is the most
complete in the city, comprising every sort
generally in use by Justices, Attorneys, Con
stables, Property Owners anti Businessmen.
They are all prepared by experienceitmen.
got up in the best, style, and sofa at the most
reasonable prices. A liberal deduction will
be mode to dealers or others purchasing in
large quantities. jr2:l-tf.
W - AttE—WELn4—At the residence of the
bride's father, on the 29th ult., by Rey. C.
L. Barnhart, Itliss Mary E. Weldorr to Mr.
S. D. Ware, all of Springfield.
CLARKSON—Iit - m-0n the 30th nit., by the
Rev. J. F. Spaulditig, J. Edward Clarkson,
of Waukegan, Illinois, to Julia. A., daugh
ter of John" Hill, Esq., of Erie.
Ross—KNowLEs—On the 26th ult., by Rev.
Thomas Guy, Mr. George floss and Miss
Rose Knowles, all of North East, Pa.
Rremtn—Box—ln Mill Creek, on the 29th
ult., by Rev. Eggers, F. Rieder, of Girard,
and Hannah Box, of the former place.
3fiderrrsm—CrrEviusitt-,fn this•cits-, on the
Ist inst., by Rev. G. A. Lyon, Mr. Henry
Mather, ,of Cleveland, to Miss Emma A.,
daughter of L. B. Chevalier, Esq., of .this
Licr.—WooD4nn---In Norwalk, Ohio, Sept
Itith, by Rev. T. P. liildreth, Mr. D. W
Lee, of Norwalk, to Miss Emma Wood
ard, formerly, of Erie.
3.l.Av—T.knmoti—At the residence of the
bride's mother, Sept. 221, by Rev. S. Ester,
Mr. S. K. May, formerly of Erie, to Miss
Delia Taggart, of Olivet, Michigan.
Girard, Sept. 26th, Xenia Ett,
daughter of B. P. and D. 31. Slater, aged
3 mouths and 3 days.
II trsen—ln 0011:17, on the Oth ult., of Dys
entery, Charles Edward, youngest child of
_ Alfred and Caroline Hannah, aged 1 year,
3 months and 2 days.
Oxen-4n West Mill Creek, October
Emma, wife of Samuel G. Oxer; in her 20th
Kr.u.onn—ln Jacksonport, Arkansas, Scpt
23d, Sarah J., aria; of H, H. Kellogg.
Stew Marble Shop.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby antmintees
that he ha.s established a complete Marble
Yorks on '' •
North side of 9th St., bet,State & Peach,
Erie, Pa., where he is trepared to 1111 all orders
in the various branches of that business, with
promptness and dispatch, :owls as all works in
Marble er Sandstone, viz:
it EA DSTONES
• MANTLE PIECES,
Marble Plates, Fine Bulldlng Stone, Sc.
E. LEONII ARD,
sep3-are - Sculptor.
AVMS A. KEPLER,
REAL, ESTATE AGENTS.
Farm on Lake Ineasant road, abont. 7 miles
from the city, knoWn as the Wm. Lawrence
place. :V, acres. Good farm house, g good barns,
tl acres woods. grafted orchard, fie. The above
tarlatan be bought for F 2,700, ont -half down,
the balatiett In 4 years time. It is under fine
state of cultivation. Owner to obliged to /et it
go on account of sickness. It is cheap and very
IT-S.YES fi KE.PLER,•
No. I Reed Itou,e.
Seven and oneduilf netes, 5 miles of city, on
Buffalo road, Good small hole,. barn, choice
variety of fruit, &c. Price, $3309:
HAY ES & KEPLER,
JAMES OTIANION FARM FOR SALE.
. - - -
On Lake road, east. about SV, miles. 921; acres.
New two-story well finished - house, fine barn,
300 young apple trees. Mr. Olianlon . having
made business arrangements that will take
Lim perrrumently from Erie Co., proposes to
sell this valuable property CHEAP.
seple-tf. HAYES Q KEPLER.
ALE BREWERY !
GEO.. L. BAILER, '
Formerly with Onthont & Baker Rochester,
having taken the wellknewn Brewery on -
Frond' Street, below Fourth, Erie, Pa.,
Formerly occupied by Wm. Jacobi, Would in
form his old acquaintances and the public gen
t-Tally that he is now brewing a very superior
quality of Ale. From his long experience and.
- ,uniform success, he is fully prepared to give the
* :best of satisfaction. Dealers are invited tocall.
!s IS9 - /Y _ • GEO, L. BASER.
Tierce ts;/Co's Double Column.
IT 'MU, PAY YOU .TO -READ THIS
STATEMENT OF FACTS IN REGARD TO
MILL AND PRESS
THLS MILL IS ISEFERIOR TO ALL OTHERS IN THE FOLLOWING POINTS:
Ist.—The Adjustable Throat, adapting the grlndlug apparatnsto all kinds and Blasi of sxml.
2d.—The Adjustable Grinding Rollers for same ramose.
ad.—The Metallic Box, holding all parts of the grinding apparatus firmly In place without It
ability of disarrangement from swelling and shrinking - of wooden sides and ends.
It h.—The Solid and Compact Frame for Mill and Press.
rith.—The strong Iron Beam and Screw, warranted to stand the severest pressure oT the Lever.
nio,t perfect Grinding Apparatus; having the serrated ribs on one roller yorking
against the straight ribs on the other, thus giving a shearing cut, and, requiring a smaller con
sumption of power than with nny other Mill.
ith.—The strainer Board under the tub allowing the Cider to pass freely off from the cheese
and without which great loss in pressing is caused.
Made of the hest material; finished in the highest style; and Most popular Mill made.
This is the Mill that the undersigned sold so extensively last year, and which has given such
great satisfaction. It is undoubtedly the best one In the market. Call and see it—the sooner
the better. au29-2m
DON'T FORGET THE - ELECTION RETURNS,
But yon should also recollect that the
EMPIRE FEED CUTTER
BEST A_INEP CHE~IPEST !j
ke above cut reprenenta a new and improved four-knife Cutting Box, greatly superior to
any four-knife Feed Cutterln jtA strength durability etnnpfue ' tneAs eff-f e eding, adjustable
throat and knives, E.:m*o(mila= nil kinds of fecal differen'Aength ot cut, operated
by handxy horse imwtr, all combined, give tb • Empire Feed Cutter" the decided preference
ovOr evert other four-anti° Cutter. Took the Find Premium at the Now York State Fair In ise.2.
Wel offer them to the public with full confidence that they win give entire satisfaction,
40 COME A:INTI) SEE
OUR NEXT CANDIDATE!
We have the Ixtrgest and Best Assortment of Stoves Inlthe:Clty of Erie. All the approved
varieties. Several entirely nest Patents.
The Cosmopolitan, .Te-vr.l
This new Cooking stove leads the market. It Is for mat or wood has galvanized Iron ries
orvolr; Is equal to the highest priced Reservoir Stoves, and costs t2O less. A superb Cooker and
,Baker, in all respects. Also,
TILE MORNING GLORY I THE MORNING GLORY!
And n dozen other varieties of the most approved stoves, for_ all purposes. This season, onr
Stove stock Is larger, better and cheaper than ever before. .
The Renowned Stewart Stove.
'We have the sole agency for Erie of the renowned Stewart Move, for kitchen or parlor. Nev
er purchase a stove betoro you see a Stewart. The biggest thing in parlor or office stoves tide
The New, Stewart Base-B urner.
Perfection as near as a stove can be. The Stewart Base Burner is handsome, economical, ef
ficient, reliable, easy to manage, and, in short, is the best possible combination of the Invalua
ble Stewart patent with the best base burning models.
The Morning Glory—formerly Littlefield--Base Burning
HOT AIR I'iTII,NA.CE!
Greatly improved since last season. This, the best of ell Hot Air Furnaces, is now manufac
tured in Erie, by Barr, Johnson et Co., anti we have the sole Retail Agency for this section. A
base burning Furnace is the only proper kind. The base burning Improvement is even mere
essential to a Furnace than a stove. Among our many home endorsements Is the following:
!rho Littlefield (now Morning Glory Base ]turning) Furnace, has la en used by us in our resi
dence; during the past, year, anti we het:ally endorse it in every respeet equal to the guarantees
of W. W.Vierce 3 Co., from whom we obtained it. Capt. J. 'l. ilich.trds. W. S. Brown, Isaac
Moorhead, R. W. Spooner, S. A. Davenport, B. Grant, W. J. I'. Liddell, Robert Evans, _Conrad
Brown, B. Minium anti 24 others.
13111ARD TESTIMoNY.—Tbe Untlerslgnel, citizens of flirar‘l, elitiiirfully endorse Hui above. R.
S. Battles, Janies Webster, W. C. Callas ism:. Peary :NfeCorine/l.
We have a very large and well selected . I toets of Barth; are, liome Furnishing Goods, Tools,
and Agricultural IMpleMellts. Our stock k complete. It I, ne•orly doable in extent and variety
to that of former years. Prices mo,t reasonable. Goods fay most, reliable. Como anti sea
w. AV. 1".11:3 RCE .1k CO.,
No. S'lo State Strect,lgfe, Pa.
TIME ERIE CO.
Live Sto ck Insurance Co.
Organized by electing the following officers: Nercier Flexible Harrow.
JOSEPH McCARTER, President,
S. 11. KELSEY, Vice President
G. V. CHURCHILL, Secretary
, J. BLENNER, General Agent
C. Busick, -
(1. T. Churchill,
Henry C. Shannon
D. S. Clark,
It. M. Johnson,
S. 11. Kelsey-,
Thla Company Is organized with
A Capital Stock • of - Fifty Thousand
The office of this Company will be kept for
the present in the "Dime Sas.lnas Bunk,"
KkYstone Hank Building, and they are pre
pared to issue policies on liberal terms to all
who have stock to insure. atENRim
Stoves for Eierybody
PATTERSON d AVER Vl3.
No. 52." French Street
NATE TUVE a large assottment of the BEST
V and CLIF.A.POS--T Stoves the market af-
fords. Our celebrated
Are taking the lead of all other cooking stoves,
and are adapted to the wants of all classes of
community. They are fitted witiband without
watet bllekrinlfio with and without back closets
We have also the best magazine Stove or per.
petual burner for parlor and oilice use, yet of.
iered to the public, called the
A3I'V.ItIC A N'
It has a perfect base clrenlatlob, which effec
tually Warms the Tower part of the room,
and the constrnction of the top is such
as to render explosions of gas Impossible
—besides being the most beautiful stove irrthe
We also have any quality of other styles for
both wood and coal—and cannot be undersold.
Call and examine our stock before purchas
4rS• Sign of the Blg Eagle perched on a Cook
Stove. PATTERSON'S & AVERY,
toeplo-tt 1ic0..527 French St., Erie, pa,
FOLLOWING COMMUNICATIONS from
J well known citizens explop its merits:
LETTER mom. GEN'. iILEPATEICP.
I hereby certify t bat I have used the "Mercier
Flexible - Harrow," the right of which for this
County is owned by Capt. John it. Welsh, and
Unit that I can accomplish one-third more with
this machine than with any other I am ac
quainted with. It combines the qualities of
lightness, cheapness and durability, and is the
most perfect harrow that I have ever seen. It
can tie easily changed into a cultivator for Corn
and any boy large enough to drive a team can
readily and' easily take it apart and put It to
gether again. I most cheerfully recommend
my friends cud acquaintances to buy this ma
chine, as I consider It altogether the best in
ask -No risk is incurred by the purchase, as the
buyer will have ample oppoitunittes.of trying
before paying for It. I have purchased * Har
row and a feria right,
East Mill Creek.
ti:Trtit FROM DR. JOIL4 R. CARTER.
Hav Mg witnessed the operation of this Har
row nt the trial on the laud of Gen. Klilpatrick,
on the Nth of June, I have no hesitation In say
ing that I believe it to boa very superior Duple.
went of its cite., and quite worthy the atten
tion of all who have occasion to use such an ar
ticle. Its flexibility--which causes It to adapt
itself ehr,ely to the surface of the ground, how
ever rough or uneven It may be, is a feature of
much importance, and one that distinguishes
this from all other Harrows. There are also
other peculiarities in its construction which
will be readily perceived by the intelligent far
mer, and which will doubtless tend, ere long, to
bring It into general use. I have purchased one
of these Harrows for use on my ld.
my S. CARTES.
- - - -
Manufactured and sold by the undersigned,
who guaranteea the Harrows to give entire sat
isfaction. JOHN H. WELSH,
Welsh House, near Phila. & Erie Shops,
jy2'6B-tf Erie, la.
To the Ladles.
T AMES who suffer from weakness across the
Ii back and of the limbs, with bearing-down
pains, so it is with difficulty that they can
stand or walk erect, can be relieved at once,
and radically cured by wearing the FRENCH
SUPPORTER, a new and elegant device, never
before known or used in this country. For full
information, call upon or address with stamp,
E. J. FRASER,If.
JOHN GENSEEKINCER &SON,
Clothing and. Gent's - Furnishing Goods !
CORNER OF SEVENTH KiNEET,
BLANKS! BLANKS!— A complete assort
went of every kind or Blanks needed by
Attorneys, Justices, Constables and Business
Men, for sale at the Observer office.
Charles E. Boyle.
Wellint,►ton 11. Ent
• Rasselas Brown,,,
Philip A. Becker,
• . Treasurer,
County Conimissioner, '
Director of the Poor,
James D. Phillips.
Horace L. Pinney.
William W. Dobbins.
Trustees of Erie Academy,
J. Ross Thompson,
J. M. Kuhn.
• Philip A. Becker,
Henry- Ball. -
County Commissioner, •
-Director of the Poor,
James - D. Phillips..
Horace L. Pinney.
Trustees of Erie Academy,
J. Ross' Thompson,-
J. M. Kuhn.
Philip A. Becker,
Wilson Moore. -
Director of the Poor,
James D. Phillips.
'Horace L. Pinney.
William W. Dobbins.
Trustees of Erie Academy=,
J. Ross Thompson,
-J. M. Kuhn.
Charles E. Boyle.
Wellington H. Ent.
Charles E. Boyle.
Wellington • H. Ent.
Charles E. Boyle.
• Surveyor General,
Wellington H. Ent.
Philip A. Becker,
Director of the Poor;
James D. Phillips. : .
County Surveyor, - -
Horace L. Pinney.
William W. Dobbins:
Trustees of Erie Academy,
J. Ross Thompson, •
• J. M. Kuhn.