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THURSDAY' JUNE 2, 1881
J. HOLCOMB, I rnorrarrous
C. L. TRACY.,
J. 11014C01111, Erprrei.
" Rfasonable taxes, honest expendi
ures, compe!ent officers, anti- no eteal
ing." —Harpers' Wii itiy.
Eutered at tile: Post Office To
‘tanda, Pa., as second class
IS cTHE CONSTITITTIO.I
'he attention of the members -of
_the Pennsylvania Legislature, and
especially the Senators and members
from this county and Senatorial dis'-
triet, is directed to the following pro
vision of the amended Constitution
of the State, under the head of
RAILROADS ANp CANALS
AP.T. XVII. SEC. 3. All iadirieluals,
associations, and corporalions shall
kayo equ;il-right to have persons and
poperty transported over railroads'and
eanalG. and fig - u,,drte or wereasonoble
shall be made - in charges
for, or in facilities - for, transportation
Of ficight or passengers within this
State, or coming from - or going. to any
other State. Persons and property
transported over any railroad, shall be
delivered at any station, at charge not
exceeding the charges for transporta
tion of persons and ',property of the
same _cla:,s; in the same_ direction, to
any more distant statio6;.but excursion
qnd commutation tickets may be issued
At specials rate.
-Sec. 12, The , Oencral - Assembly
'siva enforce by approprirte legiglation
the provisions of this artitile: -
Sac: 31, of the Schedule; which was
adopted as a-part of the-Constitutions
- prescribing the time at which it - should
be operative after its adoption by the
people and the Manner of carriyitg it
into effect, provides that:—
The G.sneral Assembly, at its first Ees
sion, or as soon as may be, after the -
Adoption of Ibis Constitution, 'shall pass
such. laws as may be neccsisary to car
ry the same into full foreand effect.
WE ARE rINDTC.ATED.
The present issue of 010 REPUBLIO:A.N
marks ;mini& one, of Volume seven.
With it enter upon the seventh
year in the life of our paper with,
brighter 'prospects and:higher hopes
than ever before. From. , a Republi
can standpoint, we live -from the
outset battled manfrillY for the
rights of the people. We have - in
sisted that in. the people-primarily
resided' the source of all political
power. That they should - be allowed
perfect freedom in the: expression of
their preference in respect to the
choice o(candidates for Ofhice "un
aweil by influence., unbribed by gain."
We have faithfully urged the adop
tion .of such regillatiots in our
method of making nominations, as
as would reflect , the sentiment of the
masses of the people con posing the
party. That our caucuses and con
ventionsshould be purely repres'en
tative of the popular will of the peo
ple, and not the mere reflection
_of the schemes of political manip
ultitors and traders in official
positions. We have insisted
that our delegates to State and .Na
.wne in honesty
~ . botiud to represent the popular rwn
-timent of their home, constituents
instead,of following the dictation of
politThj leaders whose sole ambition
was the maintenance of personal
supremacy in the rule of the party.
persistently fought for the
prindiple of representation by dis
tajcts,in our .National Conrcntions.
That each Congressional District
should choose its own deleg,:itcs,i and
if the_people so wished, they should
be instructed as to their re3resenta
five htion. n We have with earnest
determin;tion opposecU the assump
tion bV our State Convi , ations, oLthe
power of electing and -.instructing
districts delegates to our National
Conventions and imposing upon them
the rule to vote - there by' State dele
gations as a unit. We have to the
best of our ability earnestly upheld
the banner of true Republicanism,
and 'denounced the methods employ
. ed by dcsigning party leaders to
usurp control of the organization in
the Statie as anti-Republican and
destructive alike of party ;unity ',and
individual freedom of thought
It will be recollected that while
prominent tßepublicans of the State
were at Harrisburg using their efforts
to induce- the Legislature to pass the
,our million dollars riot-damage
steal, and our. contemporaries here
and elsewhere-1n the - State iOntained
an ominous wo denounced.
the:measure in vehement terms and
:applauded our, member_•, Messrs.
.Nichols and Har kness, for
4.: their opposition to the outrageous
*When after conviction
and sentence. the Pardon thud .set
• the convicted legislative bribers at,
liberty in contempt - of every priuci ;
plc of public justice and public
morals, we held the Board up to
jmblic execratign for its action. ‘ . !
- 'While aiming only to d.; our du
ty as . we saw it, in the inte est of jus
t cc...and political integrity with no
dictive purpose toward] any one,
w think we have a rig to feel that
the,course of theßrrunLlCAN has been
productive of good results, and 'our .
action is now recognized by its
thousands of readers as eminently
T lnthe face of the bitter opposition
we eL. - Lountered from local politici
ans who assumed leadership in our
home politics, and whose test of Re
publicanism was subservience to the
personal supremacy of one man as the
ruler of the.party in the State, it re
quired moral courage to stand up
unflinchingly in defence of our con
victions of right. For our action
we Were denounced as a "disorgan
izer," and political "malcontent."
-We steadily, persistently and - can
sistently pursued our course, un,
:Swerved by threats of organized
ostracism of ourself and paper, and
have won our waY, to the fruit:
We are not unaware of the secret
consultations, plottings and orga--
nizeti schen - Ica . .for obstructing the
business,snecess of the ItErnamcAN
by wen whom we have :served time
&it'd mind. , j‘Ve c. know what we
are; saying, and if denied, -we Are
able to show where, when and by
whom such consultation„ were held,
If they are not, they thould be
ashamed - of their action. -
Conscious of being in the right we
can, afford to. forgive all such petty
spite and treat„ our opposer:3 . as
though such tliings had not occurred,
Since recent '' events have fully yin
dimted our course of action. The
Chicago Convention • asserted • the
right otrepresentation by:district's as
a rule, ,ignoring .the power of State
C<lnventions to name district dele
gates ttnd impose the unit rule as an
obligation to cast The vote of states
as a unit. This is an assertion of the
*hest representative principle in
o-4-tr nominating conventions, having
due, respect for the popUlar will. It
shivered the pa6Wer of the eminent
Losses at Chicago, 11Iessrs. etinlding,
Logan and Cameron, • who, could
they . have enforced the unit rule
would haye nominated their. idol on
the first ballet., and - destroyed tie
unity 'of theßepublic an party. There,
is in recent events a healthy sign of
respect for the rights of the people.
The nomination ' and election of
General Garfield was an outgrowth
of. the popularopposition of the peo
ple to the rule of -the bosses. The .
Senatorial struggle at Harrisburg,
resulting in the :ele . Ctiou of Hon.-
John L _Mitchell., can be regarded in
no other light . than as a victory in
favor of popular rights.
_contest now wag
ing\ at Albany, N. Y., in whic the
Legislature refuses to re-elect wo
ex-Senators, who resigned their seats.
because they, 'orild not rule the'
President and heir fellow Senators'
in the, matter of Federal _ appoint
mentsh—*.lio ur n .begging a re-election
ns-an indorse ent of their course, is
another bealt , ly exhibition of reqyot
:vs Ilk/inn:lV guN:eruniem, uj LLIC iti,-
resentatiVes ff the people, .
The force o popular sentiment in
opposition , 4
:o / arrogqn.J 1.
tation,- for the maintenance of per
sonal suprem i acy in the rule of politi
cal parties isTutnistakeably manifest
in the recent political occurances re 7
ferred to. It is a healthy reaction,
and is strengthened by President
Garfield who exhibits the.-requisite
moral. courage to meet the issue of
Sonatoraturrpation of the Execu 7
tive pyerog4ive, in ofliCial appoint
ments with an unflinching determi
nation. He is sustained by the pop
ular judgment of the people because
he is right. - . .. .
The . pOlitical . atmosphere, now` ,
disturbed 41)3' existing confliets .be
tween. popular government and per
sonal rule, will soon settle (Thwn on
the right .- side, and the Republican
party will be the stronger for having
made the issue.
Penna. 'Editorial _Association.
The Nintituurner Excursion of
this Association will• takg;place June
Long branch'N. J. has, been se
lected by the Executiv,e Committee t
es the place of .. .holding the Ninth
Summer meeting. The stay at Long
Drauebl will probably- be about four ,
days. !In the mean time,' it is ex.;;
petted that a steamboat excursion to
Coney Island and return, will_ be ar-f
ranged 'for. This will no douipt
prove one of the most pleasant of
the annual -sumnier gatherings of
the Association. No pains wilt be
spared by the Executive' officers to
render the. excursion successful' and
satisfaetor;y. The attendance will be .
.unusually large, so many Will wish-ta
hear "what the wild waves say."
The excursionists rendp.vous
at the Continental Hotel, Philadel
phia, on Monday June 20, and on
Tuesday morning, the 21st, will
proceed by special • train to Long
Thomas A. Scott, Pennsylvania''
great railroad King, died in . Phila
delphia, on Nurdiy, evening May
21st, of paralysis, the result of inju
ries 'received in a -railroad accident
some years since,
,in the 57th, s . &trf
of his ago: Though of humble oril
gio; Co]. Scott early in life developedl
extraordinary eapicity in graspipl,rl
and managing large enterprise[3.l
He became • the foremost railrOad 1
manager in Pennsylvania, and for'
several years was .President 'of the
Pennsylvania .Central Road, which,
nuder his successfull charge became
the•mot important railroad in the i
country. His capacity - for brain
work, until his health was under
mined' by : disease. was than
almost any man of his time. He is'
supposed to have left a fortune of
07,000,000, a pillion ..of whkh he
has provided be d.cvored to
'The Philadelphia Pnw,
day, May 22d, .contained the. full
story of the eventful career of the
es-President of the Pennsylvania
In our absence this notice was
omitted last week. Ire now give
it:in order to preserve the record . Of
the death of an eminent man.
A Washington telegram ININay• :;0, to
the Philadelphia Press., says:—lt is
stated on good auLhority to-night that
ex-Governor Davis of Texas liss_been
invited to the city liy the Administra-;
tiou, and that he comes
.to take the
. Kennett Raynor, Solicitor of
the Treasury. It is said that Judge
Phillips is warmly • liked and greatly
respected__ by .Mr. ,Macl,r_eagh, who is
desirous of. his retention. It is also
stated that the President has said that
Mr. Raynor ',bust go and that his re
moval will follow very shortly.
Mrs. Garfield is rapidly tvivaiescing,
and the President will sTen more hia
family to thil F.oldiers' Flame for the
.I*Cerilepnial of The • FoUnding
of?enneylvanla tiy Wm.Patts . .•:'
'.....:_ i •
- - ' • --
The Bi-Centenniat Association of
this State, with' the co-operation of
the Munincipal authorities of Phila
delphia, has provided, for an impos
ing Celebration of the Two Hun- .
dredth Annivtrsary of. the founding
of Pennsylvania by William Penn,
in the year 1882. The first Grand
Public Demonstration preparatory
to the Celebration will be .made on
the Fourth of • July next (1881) in,
the Centennial Building,- Fairmount
Park, Philadelphia. As stated by
the circular issued by Edward C.
Knight, President °t i the Bi-Centen
nial Association; "This will -be a
great State Mass Melting of Citizens,
and will comprise many sources of
popular enjoyment. There will be
Eloquent Addresses by distinguished
Orators; Music by nii immense com
bination Orchestra, which will per
form, among other pieces, the new
lii-Centennial Grand March, . - speci
ally composed for this occasion 'by
Prof. Clarke, of the. University of
Pennsylvania; Drill and dress Parade
by the Military, Vocal' and_ Instru
mental Concert, and other holiday
am use inenti."
"The whole day will', be observed
as a Grand Festival, at the Centen
nial Building. It is anticipated
that, 100,000 people will be present.
State pride in the grand old Com
monwealth, whose founder • two
centuries ago, was the venerated
Penn, should stimalate truo
Pennsylvanians. to to be pfesent on
,and the net grand ,occasion,
to Commemorate his life and ser
vice a - -3 the father-of our State, whose
name it bears. .
What has bum accomplished in
two hundred years of progresa, in art,
science, and the material wealth and
-resources of- the State will be shown.
-We advise all who can, to be there
on the FoUrth of July next..
TbeflF. I:gis - • • i ii t for! . .oiA
• LT.IVO Aft , 0
u.Lul: , , Ltl 111.1 tne vacancy., in
York, oe casioned by the resignation
of Senators Conkling and - Platf, was
taken at Albany on Tuesday. The
result showed 9 votes in,the Senate
for Conkling and in the House 26
total 35. The oppasitiew.Republican
votes were scattered upon several
candidates total oppokition, 71.
Platt in the Senate received 5 vo s
atid i in the House 21 votes—total 2
The total Republican opposition vote
scattered upon several Candidates,
was 76. This_ result, though only
1 preliminary to , the . deciSive struggle
I when a concentrated opposition will
be affected, shows the - election . of
Conklin(' and Platt :by Republican
v.: 4::S i in possible.
, - It is a IMmilititing political reverse
for the eX-Seno.tors, who resigned in
.a. Sn-ell of sudden in the e.x.
pectatictn of an indorsement and im- ,
mediatji. re-election by the Legisla
et their! State, that they cannot
muster but a meager' minority out
'--.4f a total vote of Illti, The Repub
lican members of the New York
,_ egislatUre have little respect for .
tic political dead. They regard- -
"live Do g , - , better than a dead Lion."
l The verdict .of the people who are
decidedly on the side of the Presi
'dent,- because he is the right, will be;
"serO - d them right." 31p. Platfii
has been , a : short and „inglorious
political career. - "Pride goeth before
,_destruction :-and ti haughty spirit be
fore a fall.'!. -The ex-Senators will do
well to prOilt by the lesson ofthis
, roverb. .i.. -
The meant[st feature v,f Mr. Cenk
ling'slcampaign:. against the Adminis
tration is his:coWardly pretence, that it
is: of the President but - .Mr.. IBlaine
whom he is fighting, and the' 'methods
he uses are as ignoble • as the motives
Which inspire them. Mr. Blaine came
to New York the ,other day, and re
mained twenty'-four hours for the. pur,
pose of transacting somn business of
his oven. He did not seek or seo any
. politician, manager or,editor. The cry
was_instantly raised by Mr. Conkling'S
adherents that the Secretary had come
h per& to,w rk against him—e. if New
York were not the great city of ; the con
, tinebt where every man of affairs must
mine from time to 'time. When this
charge was found to be false another
lie hail to be promptly invented to take
the Ace of it, and that was that Mr.
Blaine was involved in the Star-Route
I-rotberies, and had come hero to cover
tip the evidences of his guilt. The
indecency of such a charge is no less
noticeable than its stupidity. :If proofs
of cornption could be'so readily Covered
New" York no rogue
would over be caught. It did not need.
the insbinteneons denials of the Post
masto.-PericrTiVand the Attorney-Gen-,
erel tp , ebavince`any intelligent person .
of the absurdity 'of this brutal falsehood.
Bnt in the new . combination of ingen
ious-intrigue. which is' Already clearly
indicated between Mr: Tilden:and. Mr.
doaling—ai•led, we are- sorry- to say,
by the Vice-President.—we tnay expect
to soe every day neW and startling - ex 7
hibitionis of recklessness and deprevity.
---.N. Y. Tribl'le.
' During the decade ending June;-1880,
the po - pulation.of the United States -in
ereased aliout 32 per cent. In the
- same period the totol Cereal product of
!the country, nccordipg.- to the census
reports published to-iTlay, increased 100'
per cent; This one .fact goes far to- .
ward explaining the remarkable pros- .
perity now existing. Our, surplus of
drendstun is - ranch
_larger than it has
cv-!r iieen 13i4orit • After our own peo- .
ple have been abundan j tly fed there' re
mains a vast quantity 47f grain -to' Sell
to ether nations.. - 1 7 '. Tribune:
An Arkanses negro, who was•under
sentence of 'death, recently confessed
his guilt• at-about the same_ hour the
Governor' signed a commutation, of his
death sentence:.. The" verdict had been
found on circumstantial evidence, and
it was a questiOn of which. could hold
out'the longest, the Governor in his de-
termination, not to commute, or the
negro to confess. The confession, hOw
ever, was not quite Soon enough to in
terfere with the murderer's good luck.
list:latch said to have.beeh outlier
ized by Mr Goulding wassCeilvea-bere
front Albany last inght, isinter
eating as showing What that distinguitih
ed. politician then expected And as an
indication of what he will probably do.
The disinitch Said be-was - ,alsolately
sure of a majority of 'Republican mem
bers' of the legislature; and that if he
received a nomination from such a body
he would _ come back to the Senate.
'This could be . only by Denionratici
votis,,,and hence the significance of the
telegram, if, as alleged, it was anther
ized by the ex-Senator. It is not be
lieved hero that he can be elected, or
that he can possibly get more than a
few 'Democratic votes. As this Contest
is narrowing down and becomifiecletir
ly defined, beyond the , boasts of the
contending factions, can be seen* now
almost as clear as a certainty,_ the result
of it all. The factious are so ,divided
that neither can win a .complete Victory.
Mr.-Conkling and Mr. Platt cannot se
cure a re-election, nor sin two candi
dates opposed to these geutlenian secure
the prizes. • The , balloting which
will commence, in all probability,
en next Taeaday, will be, a deal-
lock, and the only way out will be for
the Republicans opposed to Conkling,
to name one man, and-Conkling the
other, then harmonize and' elect them.
The Democrats• finding it impossible
to convince sensible people that Secre
tary Blaine's recent visit to New York
was in:the interest of the ariti : Conkling
men, now start a rumor that the visit
was for the purpose of covering up
some undefined connection with- the
Star-route This rumor is ab
surdly false. Postmaster General James
denies it most empbaticly, and Atter
lip), General_ McVeigh says it is as false
as if his own name had been substituted.
It is said by the knowing ones that
Commissioner of Pensioni Bentley will,
upon the return of Secretary Kirkwood,
retire to private life.
Please excuse short letter Ws week.
Mtlll , - , 2Stb, 1881.
• - The Decline.of the Caucus.
The caucus as the expression of the
r 'irt.y . will and the agency of party oc
tk:n 1t oompretely ralkd in the Sena
torial contest at Albany. Every sign
indicates that it,*oula hate. heell
potent own if it tad tiCen ',formally
called and regularly held. Bad a
jority of the Republican : members .
united_ in appealing to this arbitrament
it would still hare been. abortive, since
a large proportion bad' avowed. their
purpose in any event to . disregard it.
But - it this ease it failed_at,the very
first step. A caucus must be calledby
established authority or by a majority
of the representatives for, N . VIIO
. m it is
presumed to speak, and here it was im-
possible to secure - either. It is thus far
a complete: break-down of the caucus
In the Senatorial struggle at Harris
burg, the caucus was equally a. failure.
There it Villa called byi the regular
authority and recognized by a majority
of the 'Republican 'members. Yet it
was no` more successful 'in uniting the
. .slipport and in accomplishing the
purpose' of those who promoted it.
Nearly half the members declined to
accept its Mandate'and followed '4heir
own individualjudgment; and the -only
waY which the Republicans could be
brought together wds by a compromise
effected outside of all caucus authorit
The February election in this city was
a popular illustration of the same ten
dency. • The citizens" movement
repudiation of toe party caucus and
convention. All the . sanctity Which
may be supposed ;to surrp,und the cus
tomary methods of declaring; the party
will was impotent to restrain the" pub
lic purpose, and the tide of popular
feeling broke over every barrier. • •
Has the caucus, then,
the limbo of discarded agencies? =ilas
irregular and uncertain chance taken
the place • of party. law ? Are we thrown
back upon the haphazard possibilities of
disorganized movements? Far • from
it. Parties are vital to free govcrn
ment and recognized, established meth
ods of determining the will of the ma
are essential to party'-organizn
tion. . There can be no party without
the agreement of men upon the princi
ples and policy of ; government, arid
there .can be no :practical and lasting
party success without, a code . Which
shall ordain the right of the majority
to ride: - Parties belong to 'the ma
chinery of administration and the cau
cus belongs to the machinery of par
ties. But peyond and - above all this is
'the higher truth which overrules its
application. Parties are themselves a
means and not an end. Thby are the
means by which.men who agree pub
lic aims seek their successful attain
ment:. When thty cease to Answer
this purpose they crninble and' decay:
In the same-Way-within the party the
caucus is simply a means of determin
ing the party will; so long as it honest
ly serves this end it commands respect
and secures acquicenee; - . but-when it
is, perverted and becomes an engine for
overriding. the real will of the- party it
loses its binding: - obligation and men
revolt against it;
The failure - of, the caucus at Harris
hurg and at Albany is a, fact to be rec
'ognized land pondered by all who sin
-cerely desire to - maintain the i ascend
ancy of the Republican party-. The
reason is so obvious that the - r6ae - dY
is plain, The, caucus will ] regain its
force- whenever and wherever it is seen
to beilt fair'.nnd. honest expression of
the public will. When it is made the
instrument of stifling and defehting the
.real sentiment *cif the party, and of en
forcing arbitranY rule, it will be repudi
ated.. But when it shall faithfully re
flect the prevailing judgment—when it
shall establish in fact the rule of the
majority which it recognizes in theory
will be accepted. - These lessons
are' significant and impressive.. The
managers who disregard them are
strangely blind to the signs of the time.
The Supremo Court of New York has•grant•
ed tho order to ebunge the name of the cor
poration of "Scribner di: Co." to ••Tbe Cen
tury Co."—the order to take- effect on the
21st of Jnne. The July issues of Scramer's
Monthly and St. Nichvias will have the new
The Seliato44o Stitigglij at Al•
telejirati l _'t `the Mitra
_Advertiser. midi:4o4 - 16y Met sari:
"To night it isinniversilly conceded
that Conkling isentirely out of the race.
A gentleman, cialded with - the leaders
for an Immix lniditto hesitancy in admit
ting thatits itai:;but t question what
candidates the - party should Folect to
meet ivith unanimity among the Ile
publicaw. =lov ‘ Cornell. and Chauncey ;
M. D•ipeir were heard every bide.
The few.voteSJor the Governor to
day are said to litave been• cast by in
struetion, and as_feelers for future ac
tion. Should. Governor Cornell deny
the aspiration to honor, the quest*, as
fur as lie is concerned, will'be definitely
decided; butitionld no oral or writ
ten notice be given, it will be under
stood that he is it candidate, and- no
one doubts but that he 'could be elected.
Others are urging forward the names
of Cornell and Crowley, but with indif
ferent success. ,Cornell and Depew are
too well received%o have any splits, and
their supporters- consider Crowley with
very little fear.
At midnight there was no change in
the situation, and it is confidently ex
pected that two=more ballots will see the
figures running up opposite the names
of Cornell and Depew.
LATER-004., COW DECLINES.
GOv. Cornell's letter of deolension is
in the hands - of Senator McCarthy. It
will be presented to the Legislature to•
'he Phases of the Coniikt.
The controversy which has culmi
nated in the desperate Senatorial strug
pie at Albany has - passed through sev
eral seages, At the outset there was
simply the question of fairly recogniz—
ing all sections of the Republican patty.
General . Garfield had been elected by
the cordial co-operatien of all wings
and factions. Under the inspiration
of a great cause the Republican bests
had marched through the canvass in
solid and triumphant array.. -No lead
er appreciated more than. the T 1 P
President the importauee cf preserving
th, unity o „a , gtiengra which had thus
been secured:: In the organization of
his Cabinet and in the distribution of
his favors- he attested his honest and'
earnest purpose to deal. justly and hon
orably with all who had contributed to
the connnon success. He especially
. his desire 'to maintain a
friendly - under standing with Mr.
Coekling by nominations whose signifi
cance could npt be mistaken; and if
the method "determining the Collec
torship was.calculated to impair this
understanding,lt was clearly an error
of judgment and not of purpose.
When the nomination was once
Made and When' it was met with a de
claration of war, "the tubject passed to
a second . stage and a very , different,
issue presented itself. - .It then became
a qu'estion whether Senatorial assump
tion should-:.override •the Presidential
prerogative: Had the President been
approaehed ‘ b..the right spirit even after
the -noininatioit of J.ndge Robertson
there would have been no seriOus-diffi
culty in adjusting the differeriec. But
the temper in which the act Was receiv
ed and the pleasures ' taken against
put the, President upon his honor , and
dignity: Theze was no' attempt to
smooth the way•to an honorable agree
ment, , On the contrary, it Was openly
proclaimed that the .Presidait must
.withdraw_the nomination or - else all the
recources-of the old Senatorial methods
would be employed to defeat it. It
practically became a question whether
a single Senator or the President should
exercise the _rights of the Executive.
Under such circumstances the President
could not abandon his position without
humiliation, and-the issue of Senatorial
dictation had to' be fought out. This
assumption of all power in the Senate
was odious to Republican -sentiment.
It had blighted the party, it tad pro
duced the populnr revolt at Chicago. -If
it had not Teen checked as it was in
the overthrow of the unit rule and the.
nomination of Gen,Garfield,' it would
have plunged he party into disastrous
defeat." If the attempt to revive it in
the Senate had been successful it would
have aroused the popular disgust again,
and would have renewed the perils from
which the party and the country had
happily escaped. We may- see portents
of danger now; but had the Senatorial
yoke been fastened upon the President
and the country, we Should have seen
others of a still graver character.
The first questiOn' was one of dealing
justly with all elements of the party .and
the President recognized and respected
the obligatiOn. The second question
was whet* Senatorial! usurpation
should be ! permitted to crush out the
freedom and Wed Republioanism, and
it was defeated. And now, in the third
place, the quetiota is one of preserving
the: integrity and unity of the party.
It will not setve this object to re-elect
Senators whirl make their appeal upon
the distinctsstte of hostility to the
Administration: A - party cannot make
war upon its own Administration unless
it becomes recreant - to its high trust.
To return the Senators from New York
upon their present platform would be
to commission them to carry the black
flag againstthe chosen representatives
of Republican principles._ In question.
between persimal friendship and public'
duty honorable men cannot hesitate,
and it is • evident that in a. Legislature
originally containing a large majority
of their supporters the men who aban
doned their posts cannot be ye-elected,
The Republicans of New York will not
array themselves against their Admin
istration. ,But it is not enough to pre
serve the integrity of the party from
such an assault. It must be preserved
from the danger of a failure to elect or
of the possibility of Democratic Sena
atom. The Republicans of the counts y
will expect the Republicans of New
York to effect an election i rat the present
session; and if, after a period of in
effectual balloting, it can be accom
plished by a'Union of Ole two wings on
unexceptionable men representing each,
it may be the most fortunate issue of
the struggle,—Phila. Press.
44044 at'it 211eilltigi s of the
• Asll-2(esepok .Leejete, held Coo- ;
iwittetthste, Yew York, May
, 14th, 141,1,1.
- Resolved, That that the confirmaticio
of Hon. Stanley Mathews. the • Pacific/
Railroad candidate, as a justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States,
is a signal anctalarming prOof of th 6
purpose and the power of corporate
monopolies; of their purpoie to pack
the Supreme °Corot with judges who
will reverse its deci;lion in the Gran
ger ;cases, affirming the. tight of
the people through their legislatare to
contioll corporations—of their power
to- secure the confirmation .of theii
candidate in defiance of the popular - will
manifested through - the press, and
against an almost unanimous ieport
the statesman and lawyers of both-par
ties, constituting the Senate Committee
on the Judicary.
Resolved, That we view with appre
hensioa the power of monopolies in the
legislative, judicial and executive de
partments of our Government; that
the recent prinoinent part taken by the
railroads in electing candidates forth°
Senate of the United States, and the .
nomination to' ositions of power and
influence of Mr. Matthews, the railroad`
advocate in the United States Senate;
Mr. Elliot!. Shepard, the soain-law
of Mr. Vanderbilt; and Hon. Vim. H.
Robertson, the life-lorig attorney of the
same interest, - and who but recently
was instrumental in killing the bill to
prevent telegraph monopoly—all , point
to a settled policy on the- part t of , mo
nopoly interest, to puqh their crecitures
into power where they can thwart all
attempts of the people to hold them to
a proper responsibility to the public.
Resolved, That the' tedency is very
Marked to monopOlize the enormous
advantages of steam and electricity, and
use them as a means to tax the public
unduly for their use; that the concen•
tration of v.ist wealth in few hands while
the many are kept pOor, is opposed, to
public policy, to public morals, and
endangers the permanency of our form
R e adved. Thai ice especially view
with alarm, the attempts of monopolists
to controll our courts and the press,
which, with our schools, are the chief
bulwarks of our free iostitutions; that'we
therefore deprecate such appointments
as those above mentioned, and earnestly
affirm thatit is the duty of all good
citizens, to - hold all persons and all par
ales to a strict accountability for thus
betraying the public tntrest.
The War on Blaine.
POSTMASTER JAMES REFUTING TILE STAR
WASRTN , °TON, May 27. Much has
been said here to-day relative to certain ;
charges which have been made in th
New York papers, and which, have for
- several days been floating in the air,
connecting Secretary, Blaine's name
with the Star-route frauds. It is alleged
that the Secretary's visit to New York
wao solely for the purpose of hushing
certain voices that were likely to be
raise ] against him with dangerous W-
formation. ' It has been hinted by cer
tain ones of Conkling's friends that.at
the proper time string evidence. to' show
that Blaine has been deep in sundry
jobs and intimate with several rings and
monopolies would be forthcoming. It
,is also alleged that Butler, who has es
poused thet„ cause of !Conning. is pos
sessed of damaging testimony against
Mr. , Blaine, which he will leNiy in
good time, and that certain letters also
compromising Mr. Blaine will shortly
be — . published. Postmaster General
James said to-day that there was all
solutehy nothing in the Star-route mat
ter that connected itself with Mt..
Blaine, and it was doubtful if ho was
more than aware of the existence of the
rumors. At the White House, and in
fact all over town, the rumors are look
ed upon as simply the vaporings which
usually accompany a political storm.—
Tie Herdic Coach Company has fail
ed simply because there was too much
Herdic in it—that is, the spirit which
used to erect booms in. the Susquehan
na and get them up in, the Legislature,
which paved Williamsport with wooden
blocks and plunged the city into bank
ruptcy. The experiment of running
the coaches has _been a successful one
in that it proved that there was-a de
mand for another means of transit and
that they each earned four dollars a
day more than their average running
expensas. The vehicles, hb f wever, were
of the flimsiest manufacture—at least
this is the claim of the officers of the
Company—the cost of repairing them
was a constant drain, and therefore it
haii been resolved to dissolve the corpo
ration and form another one. The lat
ter will use coaches built on a different
plan and of more substantial material,
and by adhering to five cent fares will
reap the harvest of which the Herdic
Company had the promfie, but which
it ,failed to receive because of inherent
fabits. It would be a pity to see the
enterprise decay with its coaches, and
we, are gm(' to learn that such will not
be the fact.—Phi/a. Press;
Fasting for Forth fire Days.
CUICAGO, May 28.—John Griscom,
of No York, began • his forty-five
days' fast at noon. to-day. Before that
hour, in company with Dr. Tanner,
several representative doctors and
members of the press, he partook of a
hearty meal in the Sherman Mouse.
When 12 o'clock • iirrived he ceased
eating, and while the others continued
at dinner he explained the nature of
the fast he had undertalies, whiali is to
lie solely in the.interest of 'science. Ile
will not eat, anything and will confine
his drinking solely to pure water. Three
rooms have been' engaged for WS use
the entrance to the Olympic
Theatre. Drs. Harrison, Lyman,
Haynes, Danforth, Curtis, Joy, Read
ing • and othei well-known physicians
have arranged to watch and attend the
A. special to the Philadelphia Press,
from York' Pa.,' May 27,. says: "A
Board of Arbitrators to day awarded
Elizabeth Husson damages to the
amount of $8,500 against the 'Penn
sylvania Railroad Company for the
death of her husband, which occurred
in Jaly last. The deceased was em
ployed as brakeman by the 'Company
and while engage:l in coupling oars
loaded with sections of an iron bride
which extended over the' bumpers of
the cars his head was crushed and in
stantaneous death resulted,
Guarding. Against 'toss of-Pfe•
Wigan:Wiwi May 27.—1 n view of
'the terrible steamboat disaster in Can
adieu 'rehire, where more than two bun
dred lives were lost by alleged reckless
management on the flirt of the person
iu charge of the Victoria, it may be in•
teresting to'know tbst Secretary Win
dom has anticipated the necessity of a
Vigorous enforcement of the steamboat
laws by the Officers to whom their ad-.
ministration is intrusted by. callirg to
accent several of the Supervising in
spectors .who have - either ignored the
Department regulation of July 26,
1880, or complied with it in such man
ner as to evade its intent and meaning.
He has issued the . most stringent or
ders looking to the prevention of such
Executlon yesterday, issued out of
Court of Common Pleas No 1 in the
suit of William D. Kelley, Sr., vs. The
Herdic Personal Transportation Com
pany for 'the recovery of $45,474.24
due Mr. Kelley ,' for nion - ey loaned by
him to the. Company and money spent
by him for their use.—Phil. Press.
Chicago Tributiei . "Mr. Beecher has
given his peisonal approval to the re
vised edition of the Bible. To know
that Mr. Beecher is on their side will
be very gratifying 'to the families of
Arphaxad, Elad, Joktaia, Almoilad;
Hazarmavetb and other gentlemen men ,
tioned in the many of whom are
now dead." •
Death of Galeria Hoxey.
General Thomas D: Honey died May
30, at Haldedon, of exhaustion conse.
quent upon overwork in the Guberna
torial campaign of 1880, ithen he was a
candidate for Governor lon the Green-
back ticket. He was in the 67th year
of his age.
Roscoe Conkling has now been in
private life two full two weeks and the
country :still seems to hold, together.
Good Company Double Number. Good
Company ($3.00 a year; Springfield. Maul)
.hvues Nos. 19 and. 20 together. making.ta
double number.. Lieutenant Frederick SA
watka, the commander of the Franklin SeOch
Expedition which returned last autumn, has
two of Lie aeries of articles on experiences
and adventures in the- Arctic world, under
the title, •'ln'the Land of the Midnight Sun."
The first tells of previoni; Franklin expedi
tions, and the second begins, the narrative of
his own. In fatnre articles he will continue
the story. S. J. Douglass , has a paper on tho
A long installment, about thirty pages. of
a new serial story is wadi. it is printed an
onymously under the title of "Mildred's
Caprice." There are also three complete
As bedta the season there are , numerous
articles about travel and adventure in a wide
variety of localities Perhaps the most im
portant of these is a pm-picture from Spain
entitled ”The Caliphate of CordoVa." It is
It is enough to say that it is in the best style *
of Mrs. Lizzie W. Champaney, who made a
trip through that country last season. Re
lating to place a nearer home are An Ascent
of Long's Peak by Mr.Bylvester C. Dunham,
and Personal. Recolfections 'of the Utes by
Mr. Ernest Ingersoll. Others are Guayaquil;
Western. Pastoral Life, by Alfred T. Bacon;
A FOrtnig lit in the Palace of Reeds, by
Maurice Thompson; Paris Street Cries, by
Jno. Joline Ross; An Old Mild's Dissipations
Abroad, by Rachel Carew; Antoine of Rag
Mr. George M. Towle, fummarizes the life
of Carlyle. Articles on: miscellaneous topics
are Economygn Charity, by Mr. D. Otis Kel
logg; The Recadence of American Shipping,
by Alesandir McLean; Modern Whist, by
Charles F. _Johnson, •Jr.; and among the
poems are included ono to the Poet Whittier
by• Marian Douglas, and a verse . on May Day
by Miss Dora Read Goodale.
The opening of the new serial, and the
papers on Arctic experiAnces by Lieutenant
Schwatka, offer special . . attractions to NEW
sernscninzus, who if they like to read of novel
scenes in strange lands will find this number
'additionally attractive beeause, of its articles
of this kind.
Rout to Bare.
All men and women who work bard with
mind or body are subject to periodical attacks
of biliousness, which may end in disordered
kidneys or liver and dangerous illness. A
50et or 111.00 bottle of Parker's, Ginger Tonic
will keep these organs active, and by pre,.
venting the attack have you much sickness,
loss of time and great expense - e. Many fami
liesare kept in perfect health' by using the
Tonic When Spring or Fall sickness threat
ens. Delay at such times means danger,—
Detroit Press. See-other column.
JUST RECEIVED !
A SPLENDID LINE OF
WHICH WILL, BR
PRINTED IN TAE BEST STYLE
AT REASONABLE RATES.
, WE KEEP IN STOCK
EVERY QUALITY OF
AND WILL DO ALL KINDS OF
AT SHORT NOTICE.
/Er. Ask to see the "Diadem" circular.
FINEJOB PRINTING.'—AII kind
of Fine Job Printin
promptly executed at lowest rate s,
THE BRADFORD REPUBLICAN Office
Dont fail to give us a trial. Good - type
modern presses, and experienced work
men. All work warranted first-class
Old -- ZstablltledL-Plft[g • Store.
DEATH to POTATO BUGS
- . -- SI 3 IIING ./k..NI) SUMMER
C14 . ..00 THIN . a
Now proposes to knock the bottom out of high prices, and for the next 90 d
wilt offer his immense stock of Spring Ready-Made Clothing for -
MEN,:I3OYS & CHILDREN'S WEAR
Than the goods can be bought in\ any other house in the county, and every out
whether they need clothing or not, should not miss this great opportunity,.
as it will pay you to buy for the coining season of
;M. E. rtoszirirxrinzaro,
I now feel confident of success in this line as I am turning out daily the hand
somest and best finished garments in town. Don't forget the Place.
CALL EARLY AND SECURE BARGAINS.
'Towanda. Mardi 7, 1879. .- M. E. ROSENFIELD. •
A.D.Dye & Co.
May 26-1 m
Sold in. Towanda and
FLEXIBLE SPRING GEAR,
Between Main and Bemnd, Opposite
the Jail. •
Respectfully announce to, the public that they
are prepared to build all kinds of •
Top & Open Buggies,
PHXTO7II AND PLAT7OIIII IMMO
Trotting Sulkies and Skeletons,
?MIN 1 SPECILLTY
We have one of the best Carriage Painters in
the Country, and do all work in this line at the
lowest rates. All kinds of Repairing neatly and
promptly.dons at reduced prifes. Making new
springs and repairing old mien's speciality. All
work guaranteed. Please giro:l'm' a call.
Me/PIT PER, di SPENCER.
Towanda:Jan 4.1883—iv ,
DR. H. C. PORTER'S
AT WHOLESALE OR RETAIL.
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
uLt _ . a At j11,1_.1..3
an MAIN ST., TOWANDA.
THEY ALSO KEEP ON HAND FOR BALE ti_
READY FINISHED WAGONS OF ALL
THE ABOVE BLASSES.
Made of the beat =Willi:rand in the best style
All work warranted to give perfect satisfaction.
Racing sold my ietnil 'Furniture
end Undertaking business, known -as the
Bridge Street Furniture Store to E. B. Pierce, I
would respectfully recommend those in need. of
goods in his line to call on him at the old stand.
'also wish to inform those indebted to me
that it will be necessary to settle the account,
soon. N. P. Utcu. .
HATS AND CAPS AT
"Lookee allee samee!"
-Caps and Furnishing Goods,
before you get your new ".SPRING
mg,- and save 20. per cent over ally
other dealer in Bradford County.
Fresh Spring Goods
coming_ every day for you to select
froth, comprising all the
NOVELTIES of the, SEASONI
An experience of fifteen 'years-in th.
Clothing trade prompts me to•say that
I can suit your .fancy as well_ as your
Feb. 28. 1880
NEW-FIRM I NEW STORE!
IN THE MEANS' BLOOK,
Forme!'ly occupied by Powell & Co
whore ho koops a FELL ASSORTMENT or
Gold & Silver. Watches
Sir His Stock Is 'NEW and of the FINEST
QUALITY. Pal and iee for yourself.
REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY
o a more convenient location, and established
himself in the Catkin Block.'opposite Seely , '
Hotel, is prepared to supply. his patrons with
THE. CHOICEST OF MEATS,
FISH,. OYSTERS — IN THEIR SEASON..
. ' ; DOMESTIC FRUIT, kc:. &
/fir BOLOGNA SAUSAGE t specialty. All 'vr•
den promptly delivered
HELLO. 11 .
agents can make more money selling our
ew-Telephones than in any other business.
Send 14 for sample pair and wire to put up
nd exhibit. Satisfaction ..guaranteed or
money refunded. Large prbfita. address.
V.S.Teleplioae Co.. 123 S. Clark.st.Chicsgo.
AN IMMENSE STOCK OF
No. \ 2, Patton's Block.
(Formerly with lloadilmano
VAS OPENED A,.
OF. HIS OWN
Main Street,' T,owanlia, Pa.,
SWISS AND AMERICAN;
MJOIXAVING A SPECIALTY.
Main Street, First Ward.
REMOVE 6 818.