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TIIE REPUBLICAN -
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 1. SAI
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E6b;ott to the deenacru of the Republican
.111:Pr4ICAN STATE CONEENTION
Broiortn, Ps., July •r,.
A adiewlattaa of the Itej;Mblican party Li here
by calisd to meet in the tall of the HOll2ll o f
Ittprts eTa in Harrisburg, au
Thursday, the Bth day of September. 1881,
at 12 o'cir,ck m., of said day. Delegates, equal
v., the Lumber - of henaton and Bepresentatives,
tc, be chosen in the several districts of the Com.
monvealth. The et:invention. when assembled.
shall Castinste s csactidste for the office of Mate
Treasurer, sad transact such other legitimate
-braitess u may be brought before it. By order
'if the Republican litate Central Con:mantes.
Joss Cues., Chairmati.,
Attest' Lccrce Brt.illuC\ •
Saw't. P. Liza, "
11epublictin County Convention.
Parmant to a resolution passed .by
the Republican County Committe
se.ssion , Fridav, Juno 24, 1881, the Con
vention of the Republican party for
ISSI will convene at the COURT
HOUSE in TOWANDA BOROUGH
On TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, at
ONE O'CLOCK, P. M., to make the
following nominations for county offi-
Cers, to wit:
One person for Sheriff.
One person for Prothonotary, &c.
One person for 'Register and Re
One penon for Tressu.rer.
-Two persong for County COmmiB
, Two person. for County Auditor&
Az:a for the iransactiou of any other
businen that may come before the
el I niention
• - ... , ri Ve.rnmilton, - 4i at ViggihaaT of the
._ several election districts will call prim.;
ury meetings at the usual places of
• holding Delegate elections for their re
spective districts, for .SATUItDAY,
iiEPTEMBER 3D, 185il, to elect by
BALLOT two delegates to represent
each district 'said county convention.
The - delegate electiOns in the BOR.
OUGHS be . organized at SIX
O'CLOCK, P. M. and ba kept &pea
fo ekse at f 5 o'aock, p. w.
In the districts of Barclay, North To
wa.uda.and Athens District No. 3, from
FIVE O'CLOCK; P. M., c'ontiaaonsly
• ..until i I;qock - p. rh.. at which time they
.. shall close. And in all other townships
• ' from THREE O'CLOCK, P. M., con
. tintionsiy until FIVE O'CLOCK, P.
at which time they shall close.
In fill cases I where the vote cannot be
polled within the time specified, -the
officers of the said primary 'meetings
may in their discretion extend the time
. not to exceed one. hour..
The votes shall then be c)nnted and
the result certified by the proper offi
cers of said meetings to the Chairman
of said Convention and a copy delivered
at once to.the. delegates elect..
The Committees of Vigilance are
particularly requested to give at least
three'weelp' written or printed 'notice
of the said primary 'elections, and to
carefully — observe. the above, rules in
conducting the,eaid primary meeting. ,
Only Republicans can participate in
said meetings. E. J. ANGLE,
• Chairman Rep. Co., Cora.
J. M. • ELY, Secretary.
Alba—C. L. grandall, Jefferson Longhhead, 0,
W. Carman. -
AibillY—W r , L. Klnyon, 0. W, Fawcett, Andrew.
- Annear—llichmond Sweet, William Kinch,
Eugene Dumond. •
Asylum—Thomas Kinsley, Fred ; Cole, B. C.
Athens Doro—lot Ward, S. C. Hall, F. K. Her.'
ris, E. W. Davis. 2nd Ward, E. Mercur Frost.
(:eo. A. Kinney, Fred R. Welsh.
Athens Iwp—lst Dist., L. O. Snell.' Frank E.
Weller, Chauney S. Wheaten.. 2nd Dist., Azel
Knapp, Benj. Middaugh, James Mnstart. 3rd
Diet.. 11. G. Spalding, John F. Ovenshire,
Barclay—C., U. Johnson, .C. W. Tidd, John 11.
Burlington Twp—C, B. Wheeler, W.H.
E' R, Sellock.
Burlington Bora—Clarence Ford, Gnu Essen.
wine, John McKeeby.
Burlington Weed—W. I). McKean,' Horace
Rockwell, Delos Rockwell.
van ton Twp—A. J. Conklin, H. Cuttin, W. T.
Canton Born- John B.lllx, E. J. Cleveland, E
H. Thomas .
Columbia—G. L. Gatos, George Cornell, H. E.
Franklin—o. L. Smily, Ji. E. Spalding. Merritt
Glanville—lf, W. Jennings. Hiram Boater,
Herrick-4'. 1.. Stewart, N. Barnes, 7. A.
- W. Dailey, E. A. Carl, C. J.
Leltoy—itobt McKee, Wesley Wiloox...Leroy
Litchfield—W. E. Armstrong; U. 11. Morse,
Monroe Twp—J. W. Irvine, Wm. A. Kello4„.
11 K. Benedict.
Monroe Born—Dwight Dodge, Dr. Rockwell,
b J. Sweet.
New Alban—S. W. Wilcox, George Wilcox, J.
• Orwell—Oliver Gorham, 3. 0. Alger, A. G.
Overton—Orange Chine, Lewis Ithlnebold,
Manning Matthews. -
Pike—E. S. Skeet, Jno. Elsworth, Morgan
. Thomas. '
Itidgenury--Ci%o. Miller, A. E. Sternal, Adel
Rome Boras--Orson Rickey, C. U. Stone, M. L.
Moms Twp--J. E. Gillett, Isaac Adams. glr..
sheabequin-0. F. kiers. W. S. Elsbree, T. M.
Smithfield—l/Iton Phelps, Hairy Ilamilton, 0.
B. Sumner. .
Routh Creek—John F. Gillet, Cyrus Burke.
• South Waverly—John. Mahoney, Jno. B.
Thompson, Win. 11. Plum.
Springfield—Wm. Brown, Lee, Stacy. Perry
Harkness. • •
Standing Stone—l'eter Landinesser, Myron
slingsley. Wm. Stevens,
• Sylvania—W. L. Scontin. lAildre Gregory.
lielnlll3 Burritt. .
Terry—C. P. Garrison, J. U. Schoonover, Geo.
H. Terry: •
Towanda Boro—let Ward, Judson Holcomb,
L. Barrie, Daniel Savercool, 2nd Ward, Edward
Frost/ J. Andrew Wilt, C. Manville Pratt. ard
- Ward, George 13. Estell, W. F. Dittrich, James
Towaiada North—Allen Simons,Blihop Horton,
Towanda Twp—H. M. Davidson, R. A. BoalleY.
. Troy lioro—B:B. Micheal, Geo. 0. Holcomb,
M . :, E. Chinon.
Troy Twp—L. T. Weller, Alva Cooper. Charles
Tuscarora—Patrick Mathoney, A. J. Silvan;
JatneeLeads. - •
Vister—C. 0. Rockwell, J. 0. Etuwie, • Chas.
Warren—Cyrus Bowen, D. A. Sleeper. John
Wells—Morris Shepard. Wm. 'Rolm WM.
Windhan)..43. S. Lawrence, Lott Shoemaker,
• Narita Wheaton....
Wilmot—Dr. Quick, Richard Arey, Daniel
Wyalusing . ;•4:. A. Stowell, N. A. Frazer, C. C.
Wysox—M. B. Caswell, Geo. Pool, S. J. Ross.
' The Members of the Executive Committee of
the County Standing Committee appointed by
the Chairman, are: -
11. TIMON. J .M.ELT
f. M'ruzssox , JAM= TILISEY,
F. F. Laos; W. 8. Kumar.
B. T. Haut, JAMES MATHIS. '
A. K: Liar. ;
'rho Committee to take Into consideration an 4
report at tbe next County convention wbetber
any clunge be necessary in .the representation
at our county -conventions, t•: .
Jona N. Cairn. J.L. Roam. -
IarAMIOR BIM lid, IT. W. TUOYAN,
N. W. WaLtios. Miaow !Aroma
is a list'of tlsi candi-
dates for nomination Aibose names
• Ibe presented ,to the Republican
County C4nrentiOn on Tuesday next,
for the seser4 offices indicated:
Eisrard Waiter. Towanda Borough;
W. T. Horton,iTerry-
George W. 131aekman. (Inesent it•
Etozsrte AND EtCOELDEIL. '
W. L. Waldron, Smithfield; Jaws
H. Webb, SMitbfield; Alfred Black
well, Burlington Wed; Isaac SoPer,
Darlington Tarp.; M. J. ;Weller, Athena
Twp.; Dr. Levi Morse, Litchfield.
Eben Tilley, Leßoy; Kileon Packard,
Canton Tarp.; L S. Quick, Wilmot; C.
Hull, Athens Borough; L. Elsbree, To-
wanda Borough; Frank Ammerman,
Ulster; George Forbes Borne; Henry
A. Boss, Pike; J. VaL Geiger, Wysoz.
Nelson Gilbert, -Franklin; Irrine Bar
ge.sa, Springfield; Daniel Bradfotd,
(present incumbent). Columbia; Ezra
Rutty, North Towanda; sTames Mcln
tyre, Towanda Borough; Amass Dim
mock, Towanda T*p. ;Levi W. Towner,
Rome Twp.; Demmon Ackley, Tusca
, Stricklan. Wysox.
If there are any others we are not
aware of their candidacy.
Wr.: are in receipt of a copy cf the
Fro e Trade .
Bulletin, published by the
Free Trade Club, hew York, with
prospectus. ' Its object is stated to l i
be "the ''' . forniation of a public opin
ion that will secure Congressional
action toward freedom of commer
cial intercourse,' otherwise free
trade. From this source springs the
Democratic idea of "a tariff for rev
enue only." AS -we believe in the
Rep‘tblican idea of a tariff .that will
protect, promote and foster Amer
ican industry, we cannot lend our
aid to the circulation of the Free
-Trade. Ballelin. -
THE impolicy of I ;,aking nomina,-
tious on Tuesday next, of men to
whom there are outspoken and pos- •
itive objections by l rge numbers of
the best working Republicans of the
county, is so apparent that it_shotild
be or tae unit cutiSlaccd;ititni lu Set :
Cling nomination: 'No candidate
should be nominated whose being
upon the ticket will create dissatis
faction and party dissension. To be
fore-Warned is to be fore-armed.—
Such a mistake may be easier pre
vented, than it Will be to remedy the
evil effects after it - is made. .
THE delegates to the Republican
State convention are: Representa
tive, 0. D. Kinney, J. Monroe Smith,
Bon. George Landon ; Senatorial, R.
A. Mercur. 1
A Fair and Frank Warning.
The Republicans of p f ctinszlvania
ought to be matted and hartnoniOusthis
year, both in their Convention and their
campaign. There is no legitimate occa
sion or reason for any ihiisiou. If
any controversy , shall cbuie—as we
earnestly hope there will not—it will be ,
because it -is needle .941 y and unwisely:
thrust upon, the party. - The lung con
test over the Se9atorship last winter
happily ended in art adjustmentln which
all sides came together on an equal foot;
ing; and that ansPicibus resn i lt might to
be a pledge of mutual respect and def- ..
erence on the part ofj Regulars and In
dependents, and 'an !assurance 'against
any present revival of its issues. More
than that, under the shadow - of the
calamity which han6 'ever' the country
and which ithould,still all strife, any pas-,
sionate contention would be as unseem-
ly as it would be unjustilible. The
representatives 'of the party should
readily reach an agreement in obedience
to the public voi 9 e.• I
Since the declension of Setiator Law
rence. the public eipression has clearly
and decidedly pointed to Senator Davies
as sn aceeptaWd — candidatO for State
Treasurer. Senator Davies is a gentle
man of large ability, irreproachable in
tegrity and high public standing. lie
has shown himself in the-Legislature to
be one of the most sagacious and pru
dent of the Republican leaders. Though
a man of earnest convictions, be hats
been moderate and discreet, and there
is no good reason why he should not
unite the whole party. public senti
ment indicated,any other man of equal
chara - cter and ireputation; he ought to
be accepted as the candidate; and since
it seems to point to Mr. Davies, wby
. not be respected in the,satne
way? For u long time it- looke d as
though this wholesome principle wonld
be adopted, and there was generfd eX
pectatimi that he would be nominated
with little or no. opposition.
But within a few days it is publicly
stated that some of the leaders or man
agers have decided - -to oppose Mr. -Da
vies and have brought forward General
Bailey as. their favorite. The reason
Cosigned for this - determination is that
Senator Davies participated in the In
depehdent movement last winter and
that be must be punished for this obedi
ence' to the public sentiment and this
fidelity to his constituents. We should
be very sorry to believe that there was
any such purpose or that it had aoy
motive. It would be grossly unjust to
a great body of honest Iteptiblicans, in
calculably hurtful to the party and
utterly disastrous in the tnd to those
who should unwisely : pursue such a
course. If a proscriptive policy is to
be proclaimed, it can hardly fail to pro
voke retaliation. If an honorable Re
publican leader is to be struck : down
because he followed the dictates of his
own independent judgment and the
voice - of his district, the people who are
trampled on in the person of their rep-,
resentative will ask whether they should
sustain this assault upon themselves.
United, there are .enough Republicans
in Pennsylvania to make a- successful
party, but not divided: If they are to
go on winning victories, they must
stand shOulder to shoulder; and they
cannot stand together , without fair play
and equal rights. , '
General Bailey is said to have_
gallant soldier and is doubtless a very
estimable gentleinan. But Lis only
record in civil life is, that of mustering
in the Grant column of 306 at Chicago,
and his name has not been associated
with the domination or Tressurer until
it was bronglit put iln cowls:den with
the movement *gob - iia Senator Davies.
The feet that he stood for Great is no
reason for debarring him from public
. neitbir isit a good season
for selecting hilt if ithe the only roa
soli. It cannotitte pretended that there
has been any vial; public sentiment or
exprezion for hie nomination. as for
that of Senator Davies. Thai is no
popular strength in the movement. If
he shcll be nutted it sill not be in re
sponse to, 'a public demand bat because
there is power in the machine to con
' summate it. On the other hand„ if the
Convention be left to the free, unusua
-1 meted representation of the poptilarmill
1 there can be little doubt of Ito remit
Iltiplain twee , the only raison for op
posing the selection which public sen
ttimeut would make is becsuse radio
sentiment found him true to' it last
winter; and it would not be prudent
to make that issue.
We have no personal choice or care in
this matter. We speak only in the in
terest of the Republican party. In all
candor and in a friendly spirit we ad
monish the managers against the tais
take of undertaking to proscribe 'any
Republican for exercising his individ
ual judgment. We do not believe the
Inependents care to hold au aggressive
attitude; but they would be less than
men if they did not resist any attempt
to ostracise or crash them. They stand
ready to co-operate in securing a united
and victorious party, and for this pur
pose they concede to others all the
rights and Consideration which, they
claim lot themselves. The leaders and
managers will be wise if they meet the
representatives of the other side in Lills .
frank and just spirit, and they should
be warned against a blander which will
inevitably recoil_ upon thethselves.—
Phita. Press, August 2L
A Timely Charge.
PLAIN WORDS ET JUDGE PEARSON.
Few people have any idea of the ra
pid growth and•extent of mutual assess
ment life insurance companies in Penn
syliania. There are thirty doing busi
ness in Daupin county, seven in Berks.
and one hundred and three in other
parts , of the State, notably, however,
in Snyder:and Lebanon, "outside of the
other counties named. Of course it
would be-'manifestly. unjust for any
body to make fe wholesale charge of de
ceptiOn and fraud. upon all these cora
pauies, many of .. y which are no doubt
doing a legiti mate businefs. -The great
bulk, however. were no donbt'establish
ed for pursly speculativepurposes.
With respect to the last nam - ed insur
ances, Judge Pearson, of Harrisburg,
has jest delivered the following 'charge
to the grand jury of Dauphin county;
I sip well satisfied that a large pot
Lion of the in4nrauce Companies sup
porttscl .for the purpose of insuring lives,
are public nuisances, and that th ose car
eying them on, those acting - as agents,
and those acting as inspecting physi•
chins for them, ought to, be indicted
anti convicted ,of a misdemeauo!, - and
that they enter into a conspiracy in es-
tablishing such institutions,.and in con
ducting them in the manner' they do.
We know not merely by public repor
in 'the newspapers, but what has been
tried frequently in` the courts,. Um ,
these, the men interested in these in
sursuces offices, are sometimes perfect
y honest. Generally speaking, ,they
know what ie going on. And they
sometimes know that what is going on
is neither honest or safe. The physician
who certifies to a man being a good
suitable subject, a proper' person to
have his life insured,' knows perfectly
well he is over .85 years of age, feeble
and miserable. and at the same time
hardly expectsto live a year, - and• yet
they will insure him for twenty. thirty,
or forty thousand dollars on his life,
not in favor of his relatives, but in fa-
vor of some person or other' who hires
him_to use his, name to have; the insur
ance taken. Those things huquestion
ably are a high misdemeanor. They
are a conspiracy to cheat: It is an,
evidence to cheat on the part of those
who manage the comfiany , it they knew
-what is done. It is conspiracy to cheat
on the part of the physicians, the party
who certifies to cases, of that kind—on
those who take the insurance. , They
cannot recover a penny on them if they
only know it, but at the same time they
arc misleading many. In' a neighbor
ing county it led to a cash of murder,
where men were hanged for a crime of
this kind. They conspired to • get a
man's life insured, which they did in a
considerable some of money. They
_he would not die quick
enough, and they put hike to death.
The whole thing is a nuisance, deceiv-
ing those who enter into them. A. man
goes there—be imagines he can take
insurance on the life of a man whom
.he would not trust with $25. He takes
an insurance on his life for $5,000, and
pays the insurance for a . year or two,
and calls that a fair business transac
tion. llt is such a tranisactipn that meld
not be recoverable in any+ court; The
wan is cheating himself as - well' as the
community. I have long intended to
Call the attention of the grand jury, in
this county, to offenses of this kind
that have not been comtriitted here, bat
in the adjacent counties of Lebanon,
Lancaster,' and Berke, they have become
common.. But they are becoming com
mon here, and will lead to great evil
unless stopped, and the effectual way to
stop them is to indict the insurance
companies, and to indict those who act
as their agent's: They have no inter
est in the lives of the persons. A man
can effect insurance where there is an
insurable - inter( st, as a relative, but
where insurance Is in favor of a total
stranger, it is strong evidence.of an in
tention to defraud, arid such would dis
able them from ever reeovering a penay
on the policy.. Let - it go on for a. little
while longer, and it will lead to murder.
These persons will get tired Of paying
on the'policy. Here is, a person who
don't Own a penny—one'whom no one
would trust with a penny, and nobody
expects to live six months. Yet they
will take intrance on his life for fifty
'or sixty thousand dollars. This is done
by 'strangers. It is practiced daily, and
is a violation olthe law. '1 should have
no hesitation in convicting any agent
of a company whirr:took - insurance
that kind—no hesitation in convicting
for conspiracy. Only a
,few days ago
an old man complained of them having
insured his life fors3o,ooo, and they
were to give him $25, but only paid $5.
This is a species of the worst kind of
gambling. If the Legislature will pass
no laws to put A atop to such a business,'
the courta of justice who have the mor
als and interest oft the 'cotniumity in
their keeping, will endeavor to look if-,
ter It: I should never hesitate a mo
ment to convict - any gem - n who should
take insurance in that way and tinder
Another Wee:, of Ann king Sus
pense -- Hope Deterred 'and
Hope Revived— The. XiMon
Clings to .Life— The. Case
More Hopefui -Since
When we went to pleas last 'weep"
the repoits frcan the -Exondiv,ei, Man
Sion: were, so discouraging . that the
'ountry had nearly given up liope, and
we but gave the general state of
public mind when we expressed
the belief tharthe President was near
a fatal termination Of his case.
News, of a more cheering nature came
on Saturday, and IN as repeated on
Sunday Monday, Tuisilay and Wed
nesday morning up to time of going to
press. Prayers were offered in. the
churches throughout the iconntty for
the recovery of this most !Ale of men,
who has. for nearly tine iieeloi been
upon the verge of the better land, filled
with 'pain and suffering trom the
wound of a wicked assassins i lf the
prayers of the just avaii,the Piesident's
life will surely- be skied. ' Though,
'there has been marseAfiMprovement in
the general features of bis. Case, rort
by no means out of dariger - and his
situation is yet ftxtremely critical.
The tone of his stomach is much' im
proved and he is able to retain food
which will go far towards recupera=
Lion and recovery. The profound anxiety
and loVe for President Garfield express
ed by the beople` during the long and
painful , suspense 'shows the -, deepest
sympathy of the great heart of the : na
tion with him in his suffering.
fle has recovered from the delirium
andlhe brain is now clear. Mrs. Gar=
field maintains a calm and confident
courage and says be will get well, God
grant it may be so.
We append the latest bulletins as fol
lows: • ; •
4:45 P. M.
Aug:SO.—Dr. Bliss says that the
President's case to-day bas been very
satisfactory. The openings of the par
otid swelling are now all in coinmunica
lion one rith another, and the condi
tion of the gland is improving every
hour. Dr. Bliss does not attach much
pianificance to the higher range . of the
pike to-day, for the reason that the lo
cal disturbance arising from the gland
ular swelling is sufficient to explain it.
The Presidents general condition re
mind good, and his stomach is behav
ing admirably. ' Dr. Bliss diies - not look
for any decided change in his symp
tomsbefore Friday or Saturday, by
which time he thinks the gland will have
ceased to be a dangerous feature. Up
to this time all goes as well as could be
Dr Boynton said to night that were
it not or the adtent of ._septicaemia in
1 the Piesident'a - case he would now be
convalescent. The stomach trouble of
two weeks ago, the glandular complica- .
tion, stupor and deliriam,f rapid pulse,
loss of strength, etc.,. Were all due to
this cause. The wonderftil vitality of
the President enabled hini to overcome
all of the dangeris and complications at
tending the wound prior to the occur
ence of blood-poisoning. • In his case
septieirmea had underminded the very
foundation of life, producing a condi
tion much resembling typhus foyer, at
tended with stupor,. delirium, and great
WASHINGTON, Aug. physi
cians repolt that no noticeable change
has occurred in the PrePident's condi
tion since 10P. m. He is now resting
1:30 A. IIL
WatsursoroN, Aug. :31.—The Presi
dent has rested quietly since midnight,
sleeping most of Abe time. At this hour
his pulse is lower than at 10 p.m., and
he is asleep. '
One of the mOst suggestiYe of ;cur
rent facts is the complacency with
which it is said of a bublic man, "At
least his hands are clean; he has *made
no money corruptly." When such a .
remark is suppOsed to Ile praise; it re
veals a very contemptible standard of
public life and - character. If a mer
chant should point out with evidentinnd
self-complacent pride a boy in his ei'ffi ce
as worthy of honor because he brought
money from the bank without stealing ,
even a 'dollar of it, his praise would
disclose an extraordinary situation
the office. If it should be'proadly and
defiantly announced that the Chief
Juctice of the United States did not
take bribes, every honorable ' citizen
would resent the ineult-ofiered by the
remark to-• an upright :and eminent
magistrate. - , • •
Is it' praise of njudge to say that
he does not take
bribes? Is it , praise_
of any public man to say that he does .
not steal, or that he does not sell his
(vote or his influence for , . money, or use
his place to accumulate fortune ? Is
it so much_the habit of Senators of the:
United States to be corrupted with mini
ey that it is praise to say of one whd
retires ftom the assembly, that his
hands are clean; that he has not made
his place tributary'to his pocket; that
he is not a thief, or a forger, or a
swindler ; that he does not pick pock.
ets, and has taken no money , but that
which is honestly his own ?, Such a
man has a right to be offended with
this insinuation that he has been' asso
ciating , with scoundrels, and every
newspaper which offers him this extra
ordinary commendation insults the
Senate of the United States. More
over, it is suspicious! to praise a man
ve Ih ..
emently for the possession of any
on• 4 of the' virtues which every decent
man is assumed to - Possess, because it
suggests that some of the others may
be Wanting. •
Indeed, if all that can be said of a man
who has filled a,great, place is that he .
did not steal or receive money illicitly,
he is terriblyjudged. r But- is it true
- that public pen are Ow so generally,
venal that to be hon.* is a distinc t
tion? Those - who indirectly assert .it
by praising public mini-for having clean
hands may well inquire - what the rea
son of such an alarming fact may be.
Why was Mr. Tilden's "bail" believed
to have played so important a part in
the election of 1878? What was the
implication of Mr. Arthur's speech' at
the Dorsq dinner? Why is it said
that Mr. Bookwilter, the Democratic
candidate for Governor in Ohio, will
give $50,000 toward the. expenses of
the campaign ? _ Why is it the tend
ency of important,;nominations to go to
rich men? Why -is ,it a common be-
lid that cotaff*ta be bee& carry
any meannreliiT a gre4 CO? Oration
in its ! ) 4MAliania or New VA
Leiiislatas,ff word;: .. *l/ Y mg gk.
eY suPP 31 0:**
part iipettlicOlet it really seems to
a great =my *sons to be praise of a
public man fa aw that his hands are
clean? The =sorer is simple: chiefly
of the` dap and
Motion Pia non-Political
Places under government are the pro
per plander 4 a faetiiii of a -vietori
oux party.--/kirpen ;Reidy.
Letter. Frans Cdprtulo.
Tice folloning letter froo2 oar towns
man Behest McKee; will be read , with
interest by hi's many
the county. He is now stopping at
Durango, the centre of the, San Juan
mining district, and TM bo doubt be
glad to bear from any of his friends
who are interested in that section:
DUROMO, .IALTUTA CO., COL., I .
El:mon Itimmmteas:—lilo many de
scriptions of - the West have been writ•
ten and published in the Towanda pa
peers, that I hardly know how to make
an interesting letter, but as south west
en] Colorado has not received its share
of attention, I Shall confine my letter
to that part' of the country. I was sc.
coinPair' led from Towanda by Mr.. Joh n.
Northrup, for seven years brakeman on
the Barclay B. IL He got a position
to work on a road' near - Leadville, and
so left me at Pueblo, Col. While
IN KANSAS CITY
I tie, several of *, oar Towanda folks,
among. them' J. E. Fleming, J. L.
McMahon, William Lewis, Ed Mason
atatotherc They said they Were enjoy
ing themselves, and were doing well in
I left Pueblo on the Denver Rio
Grande railroad. :The road goes up
over a heavy grade aftctrleaving Pueb lo,
and our train was detiiirn by twu en
gines. For 1200 miles of the journey
the country had been very level, lint we
had now left the Mississippi valley, and
it became more rocky and hilly. Soon
we see in the distance what is known
as Spanish peaks; 75 or 100 miles fur
ther on, and we are .
Es THE nociriEs,
or that portin of them called the San
gre de Christo nine.: Oar route here
nee fa ebn st4ow; winding ;pulley, rich
in variegated scenery, and Iwe com
mence the task which has always been
one 'of the wishes of my life, that is,
scaling the Rocky Mountains. A paper
which I have found thus describes the
'BOunding the mule curve, on the
smallest radius known to engineering
skill, the climb, at u grade of 217 feet
to tlieemile, commences.-With tremend
ous power the y- ponderous lobomotives
crawl up the.precipitons sides of Dump
Mountain, dragging the unwilling train
ladeuywith precious human lives. With
bated breath the passengers crowd the
platforms, shrinking away from the aw
ful.chasm yawning on one hand, IPst
perchance ; their - weight cause the train
to earem- But the danger is one of
' imagination only, 'tor the hand of
master islere, and ste rails, rock bal
last, and "eternal vigilance" gtui rd the
mom* STILL HIGHER, -
and Inspiration Point is reached,! near
ly 10,000 feet above the tide water.
Apprehension vanishes in the thrilling
ecstacy of a scene which can never fade
while memory endures. Away to tbe .
East the 'towering Spanish Peaks lift
their solemn' heads;- nearer the grand
old mountain range is parted, and bi
tween the.fleecy clouds which float be
low us, we catch rare glimpses of the
valley with its spider line of iron rails.
On the left Vets Mountain, bland a.
bald as a friar, looks down on us com
placently, separated by. the deep and
rugged gorge where, a thousand feet
below, we might almost drOp a pebble
on our own course. The atmosphere
is cool and electrical, and a sinking sun
bathes in Offulgent hues , the glories of
Vets Pass.' •
Ariving at Alamoeea. we pay $14.65
for a ticiket to the end of the road, or a.A_
far as the road is open (the road now
runs through toParango.) At Antonito
we changed care; here the people
are all excited over the ; hanging of
George O'Connor t 1 o evening be-,
tore; the c9roner's inquest was just be
ing held. P'Poptier was a justice of
the peace, and from all I, could learn
was a bad citizen.l - All along the . route
we see the crow, black-bird, prairie dog
and chipmunk or streeked squirrel. We
the last of the romantic scenery on our
railroad journey. The following is
from the descriptive circular 'of the
Denver & Rio Grande, R. R., and al
though it.may appear exaggerated, yet
I believe it is a correct account of this
-.`The pebble you toss from your
hand drops tar below;-and yet- silence
does niot signify that it has reached the I
bottom. It is simply out of hearing.
Double this distance, so far -that the
strongest voice can scarcely make itself
heard,. and shin that terrible gulf is
passed yon might still look downward
upOn the tallest steeple in Ainerica; for
the railway track at the brink- of the
chasm of Toltec Gorge is over 1,100 feet
above Los Pinos creek. But in'a flash,
in the twinkling of an eye, the scene is
changed. One parting glance at the
far-stretching valley and its mountain
barriers, one shuddering giddy look far
down the precipice among the jagging
rocks,,and then all is hid from view in
the darkness of the tunnel. For - 600
feet the way is cut
TECSOIIGH SOLID , GRANITE.
The train emerges upon the other
side of the wall on the Wink of a preci
pice. looking direCtly down into the
gorge, acroirs which the opposin 3 cliffs
rise abruptly over 2,100 feet. At the
most critical point, where the down
ward view takes in the deepest depths
of the I:gorge, lined with crags and
splinteod rocks, and boulders as large
as chnreheit, fallen from the cliffs above,
amid 'Which the stream dashes down
ward in snow-white cataracts, the train
rune upon a solid bridge of trestle work,
set in the rocks, as if it were a balcony
-from which to obtain thellnest possible
view of this most wonderful scene."
Although our strength has be'eu kept
up by the excitement of oar' five days
journey, yet wo feel tired, and weary
when the conductor annonnoil_ Arbolis
the end of rail road navigatibn. It is
almost sM4eti and we take 'stage
Dnratigo;ieti back seat became - we
are the oldest man: in the party. Here we
fealize that age'comes good, some time.
We have four home on; being on top
etth'b Rookies, our onward journey is
all down gnuly• Often rushing through
Some rooky Wean' the driver calls out,
"Allot you there? count up—should be
ten!" We assure Win
And o we go. After going IL miles we
halt b a tent and change horses. The
driver says be is "bound ' to• take us
threuili if it breaks its In two." On we
go again and at last arrive at a Tenths
whereenppor is announced. It is 10
-o'clock in the evening; all of us are as
kingry u wolves, and we sit down to a
hotter rues] than weever lyelore had - in
Our lives, and enough of it tax
I 'truths first to get through, asked
tlie price, and thegood lady told us $l,
so we all cashed over that rum, and
were again an the road. We crossed the
Animus river, changed mail at AIIIMas
City, sad arrived. a the new city of
Durango at` 1.10 a. m.. having " rode 53
miles by stage; for which we paid $B.
I arose the middle of the forenoon,
purchased a stage ticket for Parrot Cit,y,
miles distant. for which
. I paid $4.,
I rode on the seat with the driver. and
as be mull talk United States as well
as any driver Mark Twain ever met, I
got all theiquestiens answered I was a
mind to id. We crossed the Animas
, "ver again, and - went over' the moun
tains to Camp Lewis. on the reservation
of the Ute Indians. Here a regiment
of U.S.- troops are kept, to "attend to
all business where the civil authorities
fail, or want help. We cross the La
Plata river, and arrive at
the county 'seat of LsPlata county.
This is a town or city(?) with 20 or 25
houses, all made of rough boards—court
honsa the same. All 'the people are
very friendly and kind to strangers—
especially old men like myself, for every
body calls me an old man.
I got acquainted with. JuidgEi Hecht
man, county treasurer Lewis, and in fact
all the people in the city:
,It was as
quiet as a Sunday is with you, - and I
asked if it is so still all the time. They
say. "no; you ought to be here on Sun
day, for that is trade day." There are
about 300 people in - the city, and on
Sunday they coma in from the different
roads and canyons. I took a ride 'up
the LaPlatii canyon to see them work
the Ashlaid - •
on Lewis mountain. - I also went a half
mile below the city, to see the "Parrot
City Gold Placer • Mining and Water
Power Company's" works. They have
spent about $7OOO getting' their water
power, and a splendid one it is too;
however, great fears are entertaind that
it will not pay interest on first cost. s -
Parrott City was founded about nine
years ago; among its. most prominent
founders were, J. Morse, A.. R. 'Lewis,
Chubbuck, M. Shannon and J. Sep.
more. • Mr. Leiria died a short time
ago; deeply regretted by hosts of
friends. The remainder are all living,
eltheogh none are still in the city. Af
ter three or Jour days visiting here, I
returned to Durango, the "Grogring
Metropolis of,the West," and shall re
main here'several weeks. In my . next
letter I will describe this city; which
although lees than two years old, al
ready Pias a population of over 3000
souls. R. M.
: Our Political Vices. .
I spoke in my last paper of some of
the evils which threaten the safety o
our Republic, but we are suffering
from other vices far more perilous, in
the corrupt methods which control our
• Our Fathers, in their care to with
hold frrim their magistrates all oppnr
tunity, to become tyrannical, appointed
short terms of office.. But short terms
make frequent electionS,, and. every
electiOri jails" forth ambitious men,
who often seek office by unscrupulous
The leaders in the conflic
stand pittied against 9ach other, de
termined to win by foul means if not
by fair. ,Free drinks, prizes in cash,
- promises'9f office, and all sorts of
bribes are passed around. Venomouf
slanders are hurled against the enemy,
and 'these slanders fly more thickly
and fatally than the < bullets showered
on other battle fields. The voters with
'their wives and children.in one party,
are fijrly crazed with prejudice and
hatred against their neighbors in the
other party. "We make up - so
I sweetly after election, and our Fathers
have lad heated political wrangles in
other days," are the apologies some
times made. But our Fathers indulg-
gd in some infirmities that we t
to be ashauied to imitate;and to urge
on the unholy strifes of the campaign,
for the sake,of showing how gentle w"e
can appear after the election is a dan
gerous busines. Several times Ive
have come near to splitting into frit
ments, as in the civil war of .18411,
which was the-result of a series of po-
litical quarrels. And during our cen•
tennial year just after shaking hands
so agreeably as fellow citizens of one
great. Commonwealth, we left Phila
delphia to engage in an acrimonius
contest which did not cease on election
day,-but raged unhappily for the next
four years. In that unhappY-' contro
versy over the rival claims of Hayes
and Tilden, we came near to the verge
of another' civil war. Disscussions
are-necessary. Let us have more of
them oh the platform and in the news
papers, such discussions as Vncoln and
Douglass onee conducted in Illinois,
both Speakingior their respective par
ties at the same meetings. But why
not be candid and resonable in our
discussions ? • Throw,ing mud -is not
a creAitable business for intelligent_
men, and to rake up all the blunders
of a man's ancestors and hurl them at
him, is not quite magnanimous. A
boys wrestling match may not be a
criminal exercise, hnt a mad encounter
between two men claiming to be in
telligent and patriotic, each intent on
mauling and battering the Other and
kicking him when downi—that is. pre
cisely what our Political champions, are
doing, and the vice is so contemptible
that our criminal courts have no'name
for it. '
Connected with this danger attend
ing our frequent elections, is the
abuse, of the appointing power in the
natter of subordinate offices. - Nei
ther the constitution. or any act of
Congress limits the time that these ap
pointed men may hold office. For
mer' y they remained in , office so long
as they ' gave proof of. officiency, or
until they asked the executive to re
lieve them. But Andrew Jacks an an
flounced the principle, that the spoil's'
of a political contest belong to the
victors. Civil appointments are
marks of honor, .and !they should be
passed around to as many men as pos
sible. The law makes no demand
upini the new executive' to retain in
(office the appointees olhis predecessor.
Their bread is supposed: to have been
well buttered during the previous four
years. Ten thousand others- men are
hungry for a 'slice of the - executive
' patrimony. TheSe men have whistled
and shouted during the canvas,, and
thus helped the new executive to his
position. They claim, or their friends
claim for them, that he, must square
accounts by giving them an; appoint=
ment. This one must .be made an
ambassador, that one a collector, and
as 'many as' possible must be flattered
with clerk-ships. For= many years
these offices have been dealt out ,by
members of Congress, with whom the
President has , advised. If congress-
Men do this businsss, their time and
strength is taken away from the legiti
enate work ef legislation. If the
Prefaced , and his Secretaries undet‘
take it, they are overwhelmed by the
number of applications, and the strifes
of the hungry crew.l As the nation
has grown in poptdaticin and importance
these secondary officeer haye
Whoever does the work of appointing
after, the present fashion, bribery, the
prostituting of the public good to the
whim of favorites, and other vices of
the most disgraiezfrd kind are inevita
ble; The doling out of these party
favour has become a monstrous evil.
President Hayes honestly sought to
accomplisku reform in thismatter,
and the way he was opposed by the:
Conklingi and the Cemerons of his
own party will never cease to be a
shame. President Garfield has hin
ted in his inaugural address, that' the
government should-set about the task
of renovating the civil service. Du
ring the first four months of the
present admistration, the President
and his . Secretaries were overrun by
insatiate office seekers who fairly
seized the White House, and July 2d,
the pistol of a diesapointed applicant,
one ef the vampires that hang around
Washington, laid our President upon
a bed of agony and plunged a nation
into mourning. Wise men of:all par
ties want to see this evil removed;
and the most pressing reform of to-day
is that_ of the civil service. Sortie in
every party deride the reform, because
they are now fattening upon the
"'spoils" system, or hope soon to have
the opportunity. Much of the unholy
strife attending our
cease and many.of our political rings
would be broken up, if there was no
expectation of the booty which now
follows success. In the name of rea
son, why should , an army of well
trained secretaries and clerlds, ambassa
dors collectors and. postmitstera, be
turned out of office upon every change
of administration, in order to try a
new set of hands, many of whom can
offer no other reccommendation than
this, that they blowed the fifes and
pulled the wires that elected the new
executive. Better far that we have a
special commission to - take in charge
the selecting of a thousand and one
minor officers, and then .examine them
as to their fitness, by some rule that
will give preference to the most com
petent candidates irre spec.tive =of
The political evils which I have
named and - many others, •are increas
ing on account of the decay of consci
ence in this generation. We are
drifting into atheisnj: Many are led
to thipk there-is ne/Judge of nations,
and no Higher Law-than human stat
utes by which to regulate conduct.
Every matiror himself. Let us win,
right or wrong, but by all means win.
Party is more than country, and - feed
is more than party. This decay of
conscience is seen in the insincerities,
dishonesties, and downright falsehoods,
that are practiced in every canvas un
der the cloak of Patriotism and of un
selfish devotion to the Right. As to
tten secret history of our elections, the
figuring that is done behind screens,
the whisperings and noddings that our
leaders perform on the sly, somelof us
cannot give direct testimony, not be
ing well-drilled politicians and having
never been permitted to speak the
magical paseword that admits the
favored few into the managing ring.
But we have the_ best of evidence in
the re-criminations which such men
charge upon - one another. that all is
not fair play. The disappointed man
agers in our hotly-contested caucuses,
often charge the winning
side with un
fairness if not with absolute bribery.
There is so much of t h is re-crimina
tion among members _of, the same
party, that we are compelled on, their
own evidence to beli4ve, that if the
secret history of many a caucus were
known, it would not increase our re
spect for the - meal code recognized
among politicians. After the nomina
tions are completed, an attempt is
made to heal for a time the ruptures
within the party. Members of the
same organization agree during the
campaign to . stand together, although
but a few days before they may have
charged each other with shameful cor
ruptions. And now a most unreason
able controversy takes place between
thecontendine e parties. No fair re
view is taken of the merits and demerits
of our own candidates. We will not
allow that anything but good exists in
thOr character, and their vorst vices
are sometimes 'glossed over so as to
appear saintly. No fair
taken of the merits and demerits of
the opposing candidates. Their po
litical-life has not a redeeming feature
in it. Their public record has been
one of repeated ;:blunders and villia
nies. We do not stop simply witlethe
candidate's public life but we arraign
his life at home. Reporters of the.
Herald and the Tribune have a wad of.
climbing into the - attic of the candi
date's house, or they slip around by
his back cellar door, and every
vertent remark he may chance to
make, or any word they imagine he
was - about utter, they magnify into a
crime. Not content with misrepre
senting a man's• own life, they must
look up the family record, to see if
his aunt did not take the rail in the
Roman Calholic nunnery, so as to ex
cite against him the Anti-Catholic
vote, or they cast about to see whether
his grandfather did not have 'some
suspicions thrown out against him in
the matter of a little canal jobbing.
Only prove this hitter charge to the
satisfaction of the tax-hating popus
lace, and of course the candidate's
doom is sealed. Two , great evils grow
out of this vice of caricaturing our
opponentei, Our unsophisticated
neighborsJas well as our own boys
and girls, areled to feel that the can
didates of the oppisite party are un
worthy men, and then 'should they be
elected-to office, what respect is one
half of the people prepared to give
theni ? But the charges made against
candidates are often Jalse, and are
known to be false by these - who make
them. Some of our fellow citizens
whom we thus revile are most worthy
men, and when Horace Greedy lies
in his coffin, as President Garfield
falls by the blow of an assassin, some
of the very men that were loudest in
defaming him, come quickly forward
to do him reverence. But why say
words about a man living that we
would recall when he is dead ? Only
this can be-the honest answer. "We
slandered him for political effect. We
knew that he was a good man before,
or we might have known it had we
taken any pains'.to find out, but we
saw that he haci made some blunders
that we could take advantage of to
alvomplishihis defeat." That is to
say, there are men among us who will
do a large share of downright lying in
order to secure a political victory, and
there are multitudes foolish enough to
listen to one side of the dishonest con
troVersy,-find believe all the libels they
hear. Train up a: few more genera-
tions to be suspicions; of .our best
statesmen when; candidates. for offtee,
continue to talk for political effect and
[not for truths sake,—falsly eulogizing
oar friends and falsly smirching the
character of Four opponents; and how
long will it tai before- our:, bonds are
repudiated, our reputation kir honor
lost, and the name American,like that
of Turk, becckne a byword to be
hissed at. by all nations? All this
time it may be possible to make an
outward show of magnifiicence, • while
the national character is being con
sumeci,—eaten through and through by
the dry rot of insincerity.
In closing I would prophesy gOtd ff
this nation in time to come, bu not
without chastenings from God to am
ble elnr -pride and , teach -us wisdom.
Our public works are imposing; hilt so
were the magnificent buildings of
Rome which.have been lying in ruins
for fifteen hundred years. Our fabric
of government is fair to look upon, but
how soon it falls with a crash, ivlien
conscience is gone, when statesmen
have proved false to their trust, when
mobs pour out upon our streets, and
the people at large have lost the power
of self-government. Many are the
vices that threaten to overthow our na
tion, and faithful citizens must -con
sult as to. reform. Forewarned is
.- foreartiaed. Many -a fair ship has
been dashed upon roe's and gone dosin
with its precious freight of human lives,
because the crew forsook their posts.
Sources of encouragement are hot
wanting.. Conscience has - suffered a
sad decay but blushes of - shame and
calls for reform are assuring us that
truth is yet stirring the, hearts of our
citizens. We have seen some -things ,
in this nation within the last ten years
that' will never give us occaison for re
gret. We have , sebn multitudo4 of the
poorest of other lands made _ wielcome
to these shores, and righteously pro
tected in their exile. We have seen
statesmen as well as missionaries, la
boring to civilize the Indian and Make'
of him a brother citizen. We have
seen old Masters rise up with "other ,
philanthropiits, and endow schools for
the education of the recently emanci
pated slaves. We have seen flowers
strewn bygentle bands upon the , graves
of the soldiers who wore the grey nni
form as well as others who wore the
blue, and -the survivors of those who.
misunderstood each other, during the
strife, are coming mutuall y- to aclaiowl
edge the l excellencies and virtues of
the heroic dead. We have seen osh
tributions sent from all parts
canntry to relieve the yellow fever suf
ferers of the South. And now we see
the prejudices of all parties and tied
ions swept away, while the entire na
tion is touched with tearful sympathies
and is watching with hushed breath
around the bed side of our almost mur
Why should we not make certain
noble traits which we sometimes ob
serve among our citizens,
the rule and
not the exception in our behavior. Let
us do well .our part to make this nation
morally so und as 'well as commercially
great, to educate conscience as well as
build cities, +-and by all means let us
look well to our political responsibili
ties, whenever as now we feel the chas
tening-hand of God upon us.
J. H. NASON.
Morrisville N. Y
The Republicans of Susquehanna
'County held their Convention on Mon
day last and placed in nomination the
following ticket; sheriff, E. P. Pope,
of Gibson; Register and Recorder, L.
H. Lincoln, of Rush; Treasurer: S. L.
French, of.Susqueliarina Depot; Com
missioners, E,ick Baily, of Lenox, and
M. T . . Whitney, of Thomson;Cororner,
Dr. H. D. Baldwin, of Montrose.. It
is an unusually strong ticket, and - Sus
quehanna will roll up a large Republi
can majority at the election this full. '
BOOX-BINDING Ara BLAYK-BOOK
A 'Utica Concern that is Doing Sense Spina-
There Rasa time when if an American pub
lisher or private individual wanted a piece of
fine book-binding done it had, to be sent to
London or Paris. In fact it is only within the
last quarter of a century or so that the book
binding business has really become an Amer
ican industry. Now,liowever, our bookbind
ers turn out really magnificent work upon a
scale of great magnitude, and at various ex ;
positions have met and honorably defeated
their European competitors. In various parts
of the country one meets with concerns that
have made for themselves an excellent rept"-
tation, based upon - the artistic' style and
superior finish of the work they. do. Mr.
Alfred J. Purvis, of Utica, may be mentioned
among such. He carries on btisines3 as a
bookbinder and:blank-book manufactarer at
131 Genesee street. Thelma:him Was estab
lished some twelve years ago, and Hr. - Pam-is
succeeded to the sole proprietorship in Dec
ember, 1878, and has since carried on the
business, alone under his own name. This is
the largest and oldest concern in this lin'e
here, and . does' more work than all the other
Utica hi:irises put together. -Three travelers
are kept upon the road and the trade Sone
extends all through this State and Pennsylva
nia. Mr. Purvis is a thoroughly practica
man, of excellent taste and : ability, and all.
work is done under his immediate supervit.
ion. He does every kind of plain , and fancy
bookbinding, and there is no better work.
turned ant even in New . York. At present ho
is exceedingly busy. haiing over_B2,ooo worth
of work ahead.— New" York Item - wade Rer ierr
_ LITERARY NOTES.
Gocley'e Lady's Book for September '
Ilibrimful! of:attractions. The steel plate in
"Love and Duty," designed by Barley, and
illustrates a scene in Ineken's %reit novel
"Our Mutual Friend." The Colored Fashion
Plate and 'the otherfnumeloun illustrations of
the latest fashions are exceptionally good.
James B. Marshall contributes a story of great
Interest entitled "Ashton's Acquaintance."
rand ihereis in. addition the datial_bu !get of
short stories, poems and sketches, and a Dia
gram Pattern for the latest style-of an early
autumn wrap for ladies. Any of our readers
who do not take the Lady's Book can be sup
plied promptly, by leaving theirorders at this
office. We will furnish our own paper and
the Lady's Booli for the low price of. 12,65
per annum. The publishers agree, to start a
subscription with any month yon may
Harper's Magazine for September contains
W beautifully illustrated article descriptive of
the Thousand Islands, from which we make
the following Extract: ' "Manhattan bland is
compo ved of three Islands, if you will pardon
the Hibernicism. These little:islands are
joined .together by pretty rustic bridges
thrown across the dividing channels, and
here form the settlement known as Manhat
tan bland.: At PaCker's Island thiee similar'
fragments make a unit in a similar manner.
The latter is owned by the family of the late
;ridge Asa Packer - of Peunsyliania; whose
beneficent life and munificent 'testamentary
disposition of his vast estate laWve won such
proud and just distinction. At night the is
lands which are built upon present a beanti-.
ful spectacle. Many of them have adopted
devices contrived by means of colored lights.
One Is a cart, others are anchors, crosses,
stars andoireles, and their effect is extremely
beautiful, reflected upon the . smooth surface
of the flyer." •
The above refers to the beautiful island now
owned and occupied by President R. A.
Packer, of the Lehigh Valley Road, upon
which he has erected .a handsome summer
cottage, and has christened the island "Idle-.
Nr.an Wawrnm, Lawrence Co., Pa
I was troubled with Boils and found no re
lief until I tried Dr. Clark Job'nson's Indian
Blood Syrup a abort trial of which' did me
more good,thati all the physicians and medi
cine I ever'tried. Alt a Worm Medicine it has
no equal. ILLMATRIIM BLATT.
Look on this Pictuie
The Harrisburg correspondent of
the Pittsburg Commercial has this to ha,
about the defeat of the bill to protrihit
speculstive life insurance:
"The bill that fell in the 'House T'nurad a y
night *inert out this traffic. It gut a Kr.r.,l
'cu;nrit; ic the &war, but was defeated la
the Ehmatif through the gist of ccoaey. rich
was Kpeut Ike water baying rotecagains: it:
}lathy members wire induced to iher.-
eelvel at the reit:e.g.' moment, thus deprinnz
the bill of soft*. Hewitt in his fatemen
*peed' said ao.anspiciou of yer.a4ty had st
itched itticlf to shim Legiiiiartfue i and he kzaw
la. , irk,k.: be wade that rtatc
mect, lc ,r when Ibm-Lirt 4 aza6tu:Fed that
the bill bid bnt o.ue hundred' vrAts, ;one lees
than the neeresary, number. Hewitt lest , . 1
forward in the .pester's - chair azi
'How pinch did you get for doing that, ilixr,,.
He knee %Last the LA had been connlkl out -
1)y the venal chief clerk, and wonld 'not
fere. • hepreaentative i:oung, of ,
phis, tells me that be kept tally of the rote,
and is willing to be qualified that it hail 1;;.1
Totes; two more thin triongh. Representa
tive A. B. Campbell, of McKeesport, !Lis:
kept tally, &Aid msd, 103 votek f..ir it: Bat
Harry Hahn had been seen, and been fixed
to count it out. It is openly commented up
on. says the same correspondent, how mar.y
Totes were 3211ing at U,OOO apiece.-
' And then on this:
. it may seem, the graveyard
insurance is nut only persisted in where r:t
villainy and demoralization have been thor
oughly exposed, bat we have reports of new
companies being organized in the interior of
the State to extend the. fraud in the face of
the exposures - which &tumid summarily drive
from any community anyone .proposing to
establish such companies.•- Notwithstanding
the repeated and pointed adnibuitions frou
all reputable public journals, and the distrett
the graveyard instizance , swindle has indict el
upon many neighbOrhoods, - the fraud it
shrewdly maintained aad extended by a power-
ftd combination of men who would blush
be told that they are worse foes of public or
der than the burglar who steals his food and
raiment. The burglar steals only the moury
or stores of his victims, but the graveyud in
surance swindlers not only steal the property
,of their dupes, but they also turn *hole com.
intuaities from „the contented paths of inila,
try to thriftless idleness and studied
The people of the rural districts where - the'
graveyard insurance, swindler's operate,
should loOk the undisputed facts in the face.
In no village or-neighborhood has the specu-.
litre insurance fraud gained a, footing with
out bankrupting many hitherto comfortable
peOple, breaking up their settled habits of
industry. and - every species of crime - from '
perjary . to murder, has logically resulted from
it. - It has created a powerful combination o!
-men to prey upon the unsuspecting, and they
have stolen money enough to reward them
selves most liberally for their timeitui efforts
devoted to fraud, and to pay the legislative
corruptionists for defeating a just bill pro
hibititig the continuance of the_frand. When
the honest members of the House *ugh: to
pass the bill dictated by every consideratiuu
of public policy and individual protection,
the graveyard insurance' ghouls who gr,ow
rich as their dupes grow poor, rushed to the
lobby of the Legislature, marshaled the
I ringsters in solid column, and, defeated the
!measure; The triumph of corruption leave.,
the People of "Peruisylvarda without special
statutory protection, although Judge rear
son the oldest and ablest of oar Prestleet
Judges, has charged his grand jury that cer
tain features of • the graveyard insurance
1 fraud may be punished in the criminal courts
under the existing laws. .
. employment of a bold lobby to defeat
i• the insurance bill at the close of the last nes
sion-was not done without confident laser- •
ance that the money and labor''thus expend
ed would bring ample returns. And they are
-now operating vigorously in the coal regions
and in some of the Juniata aiad Susquehanna
valleys to establish new swindling concerns
under the pietext of insuring lives legiti
mately,. There is only one way to meet these .
adventurers, andlhat is to hisk-them from.
every community. in which they propose to
oPerate, and to mark is the dishonest ac
complices of crime every citizen who aids
them in their work. - No honest man will n-Ja
propose to organize a co-operative life ink:-
once company in any locality, and whenever
it is proposed to do so, it is safe to atinice
that outside swindlers have united with local
1 swindlers and corrupt physicians to defraud
the publiC. The whole syStenris the grosr.h.
1 of fraud, and it is without a. single honest
feature- to redeem it from utter condemna
tion. Let every community shun it as they
would shun pestilence, and drive the grave
yard insurance agent from their midst as
they would drive the loathsoine leper from
their homes.—Philadeephia Time', .11dy I,lth
Now, what have the honest. right
thinking people to say relative to the
action of the late Legislature on the in•
surance bill ? It cambrit be evident to
every candid mind that the action pt
the Legislature was in gross violation of
their sacred trust, and thereby a gras4
fraud' has been perpetrated upon_ the ft,
citizens of this and other States. It
voter in Penn's. to look ,
this matter squarely into the flee, andt . "
stamp their , condemnation upon-such
acts, as well as - the persons who coin
mit them, by leaving•,every jingle mein >a
ber of the Senate Or House at home
who either voted against &Tutor Ever. f f
hart's bill, or who shirked their respor,
sibility by failing to vote. Talk about
the repeal -Of the Tonage Tax; about
BOrder Raid Bills; the Nine Million
-Steal, as it was-termed; and the Riot
Bill ! Any of them sink into insigniti•
entice beside this swindling speculative t.
insurance. It is not only demoralizing
in the extreme in. its tendency, but it it
rbankruptiug hundreds and thousand:
amongst our citizens.
A Sure Cure for POW. )
Do yon know what it is to suffer with Pile.'
If you do, you know what is one of,the WON
,torments of the human frame 'The itc't
perfect cure-ever known isliidney-Wort.
It cures constipstlon, and thin its tonic I.:-
fiat; restores health to the diseased bowels
and prevents recurrence of diiiease. Try
without delay. The dry and the liquid ar
bath sold by drugg hits.— Globe. "
You have allowed your bowels to be;em ,
habitually costive, your liver has become tor
pid, the same thing ails your kidneys,
you are just titled up. Now be sensible get►
package of Kidney-Wort, take it- faittanill
and soon you will forget you've got any such
organ's, for you will be a. well_man.—. 4 N'
POOR ROUSE RULES.
The press of visitors at the Poor Houle hal: - :;f .
become so great as to seriously hinder the 1 ".7
perintendent iu the proper discharged ,111-1
duties, ft becomes necessary to make somers: l
regulating the admission of salters, -I.l4fwal t:
the following regulation ind rulei will be lII '
forced by the Superintendent:
Visitors.will be admitted' on week days
MN o'clock to 11 o'clock a. snd 13. o'clock
4 o'clock P. sr., and at no other time.
No admittance on Sunday: -
Liquors, both intoxicating and malt, is foil" - ' 1 '
den -to be used in or about the building of
the premises. 111;MSTX.
• - DANIEL BILiIWORD.
M. F. ItANSO II .
4w Towanda, Ang. 30, 1891
FARM. FOR SALE. •
For sale or'excbange for smaller place. s
able improved farm with comfoitable
plenty of fruit, water, &c. containing 10;
four acres, situated in Burlington township. I
joini f urthe rßurlington Boro. ti
particulars address or call en
proprietor: IL N. WEBSTER.
Sopt. 1-6w* - Bradford Co..
11 T u te b t e in tw d eci ers n ign my e r d es l b os u t ro on and Thzt a ilt .
a smallpocket book containing $ 4 , 75
and other papers, among which WS. a tat : °`q
of valuation and taxes on my proPanv
Money consisted of a $2 Ziational lianknatt.
the balance in silver. The finder will
ably rewarded for leaving it at the
Office. JOSH CA
Ease 1 '
Towanda, Pa., Aug: SO, 'Bl.