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jiIDSON HOLCOMB. t ruom ,
CELLS; L. TRACY,
JUDSCLY IfOLCOMB, Editor.
" Rea sraiable taxer, honest erpeVilures con
relent officers/arid no stealing. Harpers
Eatered to the Post 0111 re at Towanda as
SECOND CLiS''S MATTER.
TI3pISDAY, SEPT. 8. 1881
Republican County Ticket.
GEORGE W. BLACKMAN
WILLIAM T. HORTON
REGISTER AND RECORDER
JAMES H. WEBB.
JOSEPH T. 'RESTED,
W. W. MOODY.
Judge Black on the Constitution•
In the opinion of Judge J. S.
Black as Attorney General of the
United States, given to President
Buchanan November 20, 1860, there
occurs this sentence: "Whether
Congress has the constitutional 'right
to make war against one or more
States, and require the Eicecutive of
the Federal Government to carry it
on by means of force to be drawn
from the other States, is a question
for Congress itself to consider. It
must be admitted.that no 4 such pow
er is expressly given; nor are there
any words in the Constitution which
This is the clause in Judge Black's
opinion and instruction to President
Buchanan, upon which is founded
the charge that in his opinion "the
Constitution conferred upon the . ,
President no power to coerce a State:
seeking'to secede from the Union,"
Here is a vital point, and it was be
hind. this opinion that President
Buchanan entrenched himself, and
sat as weak and helpless as a child
while State after State went out of
the Union, and the arms and moni
tions of war as well as the public
funds were being stolen • from the
Government. Is there no respons
ibility resting with Judge Black for
the consequences which resulted
from . such a rendering of the Con
stitution? Was it in keeping strictly
with ; his recent professions of sincere
The Vice President's Position.
• The continued improvement of the
President brings the inability • question
again to the tront. While he lay appar
ently at death's door, by general con
sent the subject was dropped., It be
comes again a practical question with
the renewed Prospect of his continued
illness or long convalescence. That the
Constitution contemplates the tempor-
ary discharge of the President's duties
.by the Vice President during the for
`mer's inability is very generally concede
ell. In the absence of pre cedent or leg
. islation on the subjedt, opinions vary as
to the method of enforcing this consti
tutional provision or the possibility of
enforcing it at all. Certain prominent
journals, with much more zeal than
discretion, have been urgiug the Vice
President for weeks past to proceed to
Washington and assume forthwith the
duties and prerogatives of President.
• This advice generally came from a ques
tionable quarter, but, whetlier given in
- good faith or not, has had little influ
- enc 4 on the country and none at all
with the Vice President.
Thus far the Government has ; prob
ably suffered little inconvenience from
the prostration of its Chief Executive.
Had the President been in- health the
past two months would have been his
vacation time, and all preparations had
been made with that in view. As the
weeks of his illness giew into mouths
there are more and more questions de
manding Executive attention and the
President io !unable to act. It is report
0, and doubtless truthfully, that the
Cabinet have been for some time ser
iously considering the best way oat of
the existing difficulty. Should the
President's removal be decided !von,
the present anomalous condition of
`affairs would, without being at all
<changed, become more obvious to ,the
country and increase the agitation for
some solution of the difficulty. The
President himself would doubtless be
glad to know that through the agency
of the Vice President the ordinarteie
entive functions were duly performed
by virtue of the constitutional proviso
applicable to the case, and that his con
tinued inability to perform the duties
of his office did not serve to clog and
embarrass the ordinary working of the
machinery of Government. The knowl
edge of this fact would undoubtedly
relieve the President of a pressing anx
iety, which -must necessarily contribute
in some degreee to the many complica
tions attending his illness.
It may be safely rammed that Vice
President Arthur will do nothing at all
escept on assurance that the President
is out of immediate danger. With the
prospect of a long period during which
it will not be possible or at least pni
dent for the President to be burdened
with any official business, the Vice
President. when requested to do so by
both the President and his Cabinet,
will consent to perform the necessary
routine duties of the Chief Executive
(Ace under tho title of 'Tim President
Acting for the ,President." Farther
than this he would doubtless be unwill
ing to go, nor would there be any ne
cessity for it. This alone will relieve
the Government from the embarrass-
meet now beginning to be felt, arising
from the President's long-continued
inability to perform the duties and
functions of his office. It will 'relieve
the mind of the sick President from the
sense of rOsponsibility for unfulfilled
official duties. It will reassure' the
country. Which with reason, is not sat
isfied with the present condition of
affairs and yet wants no change in the
general administration of the ticrveni-
nt. Such u limited assuciption of
the executive function as we have indi
cated would amply meet all the neces
sities of the case, carry ont literally the
constitutional requirements, and inspire
the country with increased confidence
in the moderation and patriotism of ,the
Vice Preaident.—Phila., Press.-
A HARMONIOUS GATHERING.
A Strong. Ticket Nominated
FULL REPORT OF THE
EVERT DISTRICT REPRESENTED.
ONE HVEDRED AND EIGHT ERIE
RINGING 8 ESOLUTIONS.
Pursuant to ;the call of the County
Committee, the Republican County
Convention virsembled in Mercur Hall,
this place, on Tuesday afternoon, and
was called to order by E. J. Angle,
Chairman of the Standing Committee,
at 1:30 o'clock. -; •
After the Convention was called to
order, Mr. Angle, said that a list of the
delegates to the Convention ha 4 been
printed for the use of the delegates, and
others, and that he would read it over,
to the end that if errors existed in the
that they might be corrected.
The names of the delegates were as
Alba -Mallory Churchill, Eugene Law
Albstly l =Wco. Kenyon. Wm. Hewitt.
Armenia—Richmond liweet, A. Biddle.
Asvlum—Fred D. Herrick, Myron Frisby.
Athens Boro Ist W—Mahlon Nevin, Eagen e
Athena " 2nd W—Geo. Davis, Mercur
Athens Twp, Ist Dig. —Frank Morley, Geo.
Athens Twp., 2nd Dia.—Major Fields, • Azel
Athens Twp., 3rd Die.—J. N. Weaver, W.
Barelay—F: F. Lyons John Davis.
Burlington Twp.—C larence Pierce, W. P.
Burlington Boro.—Laurin Putnam, W. R.
Burlington West—Colton Dickerson, John
Canton Twp.—Rufus Brown, J. N. Beards-
Canton Boro.—Theo. Pierce, Charles E.
Columbia—Wm. Courthe,y, Edgar Goma:
' Franklin—O. L. Smiley, ' O.M. Bonney.
Granville—Hiram Mille 'C. R. Kenyan.
Herrick—Jas. Newell, Kittle,
Leflaysville—L. L. Bosworth. Ass Nichols.
Leßoy—B. R. Palmer. Amos W. Van Fleet.
Litchfield—John Struble, Benj. Park.
Monroe Twp.—H. W. Northrop,' Harvey
Monroe Boro.—O. F. Bingos, E. B, Young.
New Albany—Morris Kellogg, J. G.Baxe.
~ Orwell—J. 0. Alger, A. A. Hamilton.
; Overton—Orange Chase, Fred Beverly.
Pike—Horace Chaffee, Licy Stephen's.
Bidgbury Eugene Thompson. Walter
Rome Boro.—John Whitaker, Albert Wil
Rome Twp.—Hugh McCabe, L. S. Brisson.
Sheshequin—Wm. Chaffee, Frank Vonght.
Smithfield—J. W. Chamberlain, T. J. Bur-
South Creek—John F. Gillett. Cyrne Berk.
South Waverly—D. L. F. Clarke, W. H.
Springfield—Joel Adams. 'Edward Strong.
Standing Stone—Martin Bennett, Geo.
Sylvania—L. Q. Gregory,, Chas. Waldo.
. Terry—N. T. Miller, .1. C.. Dyer.
• Towanda Boro. lst W.—J. ;Holcomb,
Towinda Boro. 2d W. : —l. M. Hall, 0. E.
Bennett. ; -
Towanda. Boro. 3d W.—E. J. 'Angle, N. C.
Towanda North—A. Hicks, GO: Granger.
Towanda Twp.-11. A. Bostley, Chas. Cum
Troy Boro.—B. B. Mitchell, H. B. Hoburt.
Troy Twp.—John Straight, Joseph Ball.
Tuscarors—Levt . Wells 2 Guy Lumoreur.
Ulater—Jaa. Mather, it
. Warren—D. A. Sleeper,
Wells=-G. H. Knapp, C.
Windham;-Cm Wheiton, Geo. Lawrence.
Wyaluoing—W: H. Kentner, It. Geo.
Wyeox—E. G. Owen, W. H. Conklin.
At the conclusion nf the reading of
the names of delegates, Mr. Angle an
nounced that the first business in order
was the election of a .Chairman to pre
side over the deliberations of the
assemblage. , •
WhereupOn Judson Holcomb, of To
wanda Borough, was nominated and ,
unanimously elected Chairman.
M. Holeoinb, on taking the Chair,
thanked the Convention for the honor
conferred - upon him, and said that he
hoped the proceedings would be marked
by a spirit of harmony that would re
flect credit neon the Organization of
which the Convention was; in a. measure,
a.representative. He referred' in - fitting
terms to . our wounded President, and
congratulated thoSe present on the good
prospect of the speedy recovery of the
Nation's stricken chief. His remarks
called forth applause at several points.
Ho closed by asking that the proceed
ings be conducted ; with the utmost or
der and decorum possible. At thei con
clusion of his address to the Convention,
Mr. Holcomb announced that the first
business in order was the election Of
throe Secretaries :
Whereupon, George Lawrence, of
Windham, Charles E. Bullock, of Can
ton Borough, 0. E. Bennett, of Towan
da Borough, and B. B. Mitchell, of
Troy Borough Borough, were nomina
ted. Mr. Lawrence declined, and there
upon Messrs. Bullock,. Bennett and
Mitchell were elected by acclamation.
N.' C. Elsbree, Esq., offered , a motion
that the Chairman appoint a committee
of five on resolutions. The motion was
The Chair appointed as such com
mittee, N. C. Elsbree, of Towanda
Borough; B. B. Mitchell, of Troy
Borough; R. R. Palmer, .of Leßoy;
John F. Gill4tte, of South Creek, and
E. G. Owen, of Wysox.
E. J. Angle offered a motion that the
printed list of delegates, as it bad been
read and corrected, be adopted as the
offieial list of delegates ez,ttitled to seats
in the Convention. The motion was
E. J. Angle stated:to the Convention
that inasmuch as Mr. - Hobart of Troy
Borough district was unavoidably _ab
sent from the Convention, he moved
that Mr. Hobart's colleague, Mr. Mit
chell, be permitted to cast the two votes
of such district. The motion was
The Committee on Resolutions being
ready to report, the Convention listened
to the reading by Chairman -Elabree,
frequently applauding the sentiments
expressed therein. At the conclusion of
the report Mr. Elsbree moved ita adop
tion, Which motion was carried unani
mously. The resolutions were as follOws:
1. Resolved, Thatiwe denounce in mimosa
ured terms the dastardly, wicked attack of
the assassin Guiteau upon the life of Presi
dent Garfield, and beirtily join with our fel
low chuntrymen of all sections in extending
our sympathy to himself and his family. with
the hope that through the blessing of Divine
Providence he may yet recover to resume the
reins of government, and carry out the policy
so auspiciously , entered upon. That we re
joke with joy unspeakable, that the iniprove
ment in the condition of the President in the
past few days 'Herds a lively hope of his
mate and faU recovery.
2-Resolved, That we congratulate the
country upon the wise and successful finan
cial policy of the past and of the present
National 4.dministrations, and especially do
we commend the eerie of the present ad
ministration to root out organised corruption
in every department of the government as
evidenced in the prosecution of the colispira
tors in the Star-route and other frauds. `
; Rooked ? That we etwpmeirl the coque
of Min. Edward Oyerton, our member - of the
last Congress from this district, who_ropre- .
wanted faithfully sad with harm amk - abilAy
the interests of his constituents.
Remesed, Thit the general pemmet#7 ,
of all the msterW tidastrles of.ottribmmon: -
wealth eybees the wisdom and soundness of
ourpreseu! State admicistretion.
4. Besotted, That weapprove the connect
our Senator and Representatives in the hist
Legislature; their independent action rela
tive to the choice of United States Seimtor
wag demanded by an cnitspoken. pronounced
sentiment of their constituents, and in act
ing wittvrespect to that sentiment they; but
performed a recognized public duty.
6. Resolved; That we emphatically declare
as the sense of this Convention. that the cont.
palliation of theCouray Treasurer should be
reduced to fifteen hundred dollars or bus per
annum. him eventio exceed that amount,
and we earnestly recommend that oar County
Commissioners so ,ilz the Treasurer's eon
7. Resotred, That in making purchases for
the County Poor House, we recommend that
the Commissioners take bilis in duplicate of
iikparchasea.atui that one copy of _all bills
be filed with the gaperintendentnf the Poor
House at the time of delivery of the goods
purchased, and that he keep a book - of entry
of same in detail.
8. Besotted, That, thhi Convention repro-
Seating the sentiment - of the Republicans of
Bradford County earnestly recommend the
nomination of 'Hon: W. T. Davis by the. Re
publican State Convention, which assembles
on Thqrsday next, for the office of State
Treasurer, believing that his nomination
would be eminently wise and proper in the
present political exigencies in Pennsylvania,
and would insure, Pirty success.
Resolved, That as the representatives of
the Itepublican sentiment of Bradford
County we declare that it is the duty of the
Legislature to submit to a vote of the people
a proposition to so emend the Constitution of
the State as to prohibit the manufacture Ind
sale of intoxicating liquors except for medi
cinal,ind mechanical purposes.
On motion the Convention proceeded
to the nomination of .1% candidate for .
0. E. Bennett, presented the name o
Edward Wafter, of Towanda Borough
W. H. Hinter presented the name of
Wilhani T. Horton, of_ Terry. •
A ballot being had resulted as follows:
Horton, • - .80
Whereupon the Chair declared that
Horton having received a majority of
all the votes east, was the candidate of
the Republican party of Bradford coun
ty for Sheriff:
L. M. Hall, .Esq., moiled that the
nomination be made unadimous. The
motion was unanimously adopted.
On motion of L. M. Hall, Esq., Geo':
W. Blackman was nominated for Pro;
thonotary by acclamation.
On motion the Convention:proceedid
to the nomination of a candidate fOr
Register and Recorder.
The names of Jas. H. Webb, of Smith
field, M. J. Weller, of Athens township,
and Alfred Blackwell, of West Burling
ton, Were presented. -
The first ballot resulted as follows :
We4rt. - 23
Whereupon the Chair announced that
James', H. Webb having redoived a ma•
jority of all the votes cut, was duly
nominated, and; upon motion the nom
ination was made-unanimous.
On motion the Convention proceeded
to the nomination 'of a candidate for
Dr. P.A. Quick.
The names of a: T. Hall, of Athena
Borough; n Eben Lilley, of Leßoy; L.
Elsbree, of Towanda Borough; J.
(iniCk, of Wilmot; George L. Forbes,
of &ue; Frank Amerman. of plater;
and H. A. Rosa, of Pike, were praent
ed to the Coniention, and six ballots
were had before a nomination was had.
The name of Mr. Amerman was with
drawn before the first ballot. ; The re
sult of each ballot was as follows:
Ellsbree 32 34 30 33 34 82
Lilley 27 32 40 44 51 57
Hull . TlB 20 22 20 23 19
Ross :11 12 9 1-1 (w)
Quick 10 (w)
Forbes 10 10 7 (w)
Mr. Lilley having received a majority
of all the votes cast upon the sixth bal
lot, was deelared.duly nominated as the
candidate fof Treasurer.
On.motion of Mr. Elebree, the nom
ination of Mr. Lilley was made unani
Mr. •of Troy Borough,
offered 'a motion' that the ConVention
proceed to the nomination of a candi
date for County C'ommissioner, and
that the candidate. from the, West be
Mr. Angle moved as an amendment to
Mr. Mitchell's motion, that the list of
delegates be called and each when his
name was called vote for two candidates
for County Commissioner. -
A vote being taken on Mr.. Angle's
amendment, it was declared lost, and
the original motion' was then adopted.
Mr. Elsbree desired to know where
the line as between eastsand west was
Mr. D. L. E. - Clark, spoke in favor.
Of nominating men for Cpmmissioners
without any reference to east or yeat,
north' or south.
L. M. Hall. Esq., desired to know
what business was before the Con
vention and was informed by- the
Chair' that. the nomination of a
candidate for Commissioner from the
West was the only business - in order.
Whereupon the names of Daniel
Bradford, of Columbia: Asa Dimmook,
of Towanda township; Ezra Butt*, of
_Jas. Mclntyre, of To
wanda Borough and Nellion Gilbert, of
Franklin, were presented to the Con
vention. The first ballot resulted as
follows: ' '
lialntyre...... . ..
Gilbert i - 3
Whereupon Daniel Bradford, having
a majortiy . of all the votes cast was de
claredl the nominee, and on motion the
nomination was made unanimous.
On motion of E. J. Angle, the dele
gates from each district were requested
to hand to the Chairman of the Con
vention the name of a person to repre
sent their district as a member of the
County iSt . andiug Committee, for the
On motion of N. C. Elabree, Geo.
Davis, of Athens Borough, was author
ized to cast the four votes of that
Borough, inasmndh as Mr. Davis' col
leagues 'were compelled to leave for
home. • -
On motion the Convention then pro
ceeded to nominate the second or Eastern
'candidate for County Commitidoner.
The names of Stephen Strickland, of
Wysos; Demmon Ackley, of Tema
lora; James Mclntyre,. of Towandi
'Borouttlh ABS Dimmeek, of Towanda
towns* and Myron - Kingsley, of
Standing Stone, wete presented.
Objection being raisathat some of
the candidates presented hid been
wawa also as candidates from the West,
the - Chairmanannonuced nig locality
1 2 3 4 5 '6
could not interfere w ith
, the presenta
tion of any ones r=te., , •
The Convention': theremon toceal
ed to ballot with the following tvintalt:
Strickland. . . .. 2141.
Ackley .. ". . • 8 11
Mclntyre , •• 2e., 80
Dinunoek .• . 12
Kingsley 10 w
Before the result of the second ballot
was declared, Messrs. Elabree.. Angle,
of Towanda, Owen, of Wpm and
Lyon and Davis, of Barclay, changed
their_votes from Mclntyre to Kingsley,
giving him 57 votes; wherenOn the
Chair announced that Mr. Kingsley
having received a majority - of all the
yes cast, was duly nominated as a
candidate for County Commissioner,.
and on motion the'nomination was
E. J:' Angle, Esg., - ..moved that = the .
Qonvention proceed to the nomination
of candidates for Ootitaty. Auditor, and
that u each delegateinamed was called
he vote for two persons. The motion
The names of J. T. Heated, of New
Albany; W. W. Moody, of Rome; J.
B. 'Johnson, of Franklin, and O.
Harkness, of Springfield, were pre
sented as candidates..
The first ballot resulted as follows:
?darkness. - .88
Johnson ' 28
Whereupon the Chair declared
Moira. Heated and Mnody, the nomi
nees and upon motion the nominations
were made unatimous.
There appearing no further business,
the Convention, at•L:l5, adjoUrned sine
die. . •
Comments on County Ticket next
week. We shall give it our cordial
The Way To Republican Victory.
The Philadelphia Press, of &Willey,
gives the following excellent advise to
the members] of the State Convention
which assembles at Harrisburg to-day.
Though, late, the
_sentiments so fully
accords with our own and with what we
believe to be the public temper, that we
give it a place in one columns:
Though .a single namb will make up
ticket which fa to be nominated at Har
risburg next Thursday, and though
there has been no active canvass of the
party by the candidate, the Convention
is exciting a deep interest throughout
the Commonwealth. This is a whole-
Some sign, for when the Republican
party of Pennsylvania is awake itis able
to take care of itself.
DemoCrats, too, are finding in this
Republican gathering a good deal that
concerns, them, and they ate liberally
proffering advice, which is as good for
them to give as it would - be bad to ac
cept. We have therefore, the adieu
tage of knowing what the enemy wants
us to do; which makes it just that much
plainer what we ought to do. •
The warning words of The Press have
struck the hearts and the judgment of
the party. The people approve a stand
which: is just and honorable to the
whole organization, requiring of no one
an unmanly sacrifice and acording to all
Republicans equal rank and standing.
Ttiosd newspapers which hold the free
will and success of the party above per
sonal or factional triumphs have come
to the front with boldness and vigor,
demanding that the Convention shall
represent the whole party and acknowl
edge no master before it. _
If the ticket to be made at Harris
burg is to command the party support
the party . Must niak° it. _ That is the
party's right, and It'must insist upon it.
Delegates leis trammel ed never corn- ,
posed a convention. There have been
no instructions frOm the people; none
should be listened to from any other
source. The ConVention is not %Well
to punish anybody for his attitude on
any other °catalpa toward any other
matter, and the majority of the party
does not expect to be disciplined for
iny majority rights which may here
tofore have ezerchied.
It will not be necessary to remember
old dividing lines at all.. It will be
enough to remember that the Republi
cans of Pennsylvania, while reorganiz
ing every party member's , right to his
own opinion and-his freedom of action,
are determined henceforth to govern
themselves and strong enough to• do it.
Let us haven Convention represent.
ing the whole party, 'with fair plan for
everybody. That means a good ticket
and such a majority as the Republicans
of Pennsylvania can give when they are
in good humor.
azsznAL cum AND aus..imulmit. KILLED
BY THE INDIA.NS.--A LARGE NIIMBKR OF
- , Tucsos, Arizona, Sept. 3.—Fort
Grant advices state that three - couriers
hive come into camp Thomas; bringing
news that Gen. Garr and command have
been massacred by 4 the White Mountain
Indians, thirtpliire miles from camp
Apache. A hundred and ten men and
seven officers were killed. The officers
must be Gat. Oars, Capt., Henley, Lent.
Carter, Goaden, Stanton, Orms and
Dr. liloCreery. The White Mountain
Indian Reservation is located one hun
dred and sixty miles north of Wilcox,
near New Mexico. The tribe numbers
fifteen hundred.. They can master
four hundred warriors..
Further advices regarding the maesti
ore of the two companiekof cavalry un
der General Carr by the Apaches near
Camp Thomas state that Lieutenant
Cruse was shot by a medicine; i man
whom he was trying to arrest. The
troops fired and killed the medicine
man. The massacre, then began, the y
Indian scouts firing on the white tempi.
Nearly every white man was killed. .
Three companies of faulty and a coin.'
pony of scouts under Overton are en
route as reinforcements. No jcoutier
has yet come through, and all are sup
posed to have been killed.
A FEW ESCAPE.
TVCSON, Sept. Ikr-Newa is received
that a few of Carr'e cpmnuuid escaped
and are fighting their wayto Fort Ap
ache,.but it is doubtful itthey get in.
Pi edro and his band attacked Fort Apa
she, but the Department' coi!i:urusadilv
thinks they must have been reptda3d,
ane now hold the canon; through which
the road from Thomas to APache w
Emma, omegas' lam =Jam
TUCSON, Sept. &—A later report says
that Mills, an Indian scout with , carr's
command, made the first attack on the
troops. After the fight a part of the
Indiana hastened to Fort Apaihe and
took the fort. It is thought that some
camped, but it is not , certain. Several
officer's wives,' Including Ones, were
at thii fort. Can's son,who had Putt
graduated from college, is supposed to
be among the kMed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. a — McDowell
also telegraphs the rumor, that Fort
Apache was captured by the Indiana.
This he discredits. Troops are 'bang
sent to the imper Med places.
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Okiiiiiii iv Sirer
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Since oar last issue the condition of
the President has remained about as
then, eutit perhiva l &slight' improve
tient generil features of his
case. The:Phriicianti haviig decided.
that his *ton, is affected by nialarial
poison,,tOWldck is attributed the con
itantly feCtiirint afternoon fever. If
the changO of clinuitio influences should
prove beneficial we may hope for ear
ly improvement- aid final recovery,
which, God grant May. come. - Follow
ing we give thee telegrapojC news of
his condition with the account of his
removal fiiitong Branch:
Saturday morning the President
showed no marked Oluinge,lut seemed
languid and depressed, owing to the
malarial influences surrounding. the,
White House . His immediate" rem.
val was decided upon. He Will go to
Long Branch by special train. Dar
ing the daylis pulse raigned from 108
Late Saturday night he vomited
twice, but awoke Sunday morriing not
rnateria' Wirworee. The vomiting was
Ca wed by phlegm in the thmat, Land
the patient lost no ground thereby.
Senday was a comfortable day and
Marked no material change.
WIZ PLAN CIF: 411 E IiEIIOVAL;
- Wasanurron., Sept. 3.—Attorney.
General MacVeagh states , that the
pres sent intention is to carry the Presi
dent down stairs in his bed, and plade
the latter in 'a large wagon, which will
be driven slowly and carfully to the
depot and alongside the car, into whish
the bed will be lifted. The Attorney
General and Mrs. litacyeegh evict to
gave Washington twenty-four hours
in advance (Attie President, to arrange
the details of his reception. Upon
arriving at Long. Branch the patient
will be removed from the car and
driven to the cottage. The special
train will de strictly confined to the
use of the President, Mrs. Garfield
and' daughter, the physicians and im
mediate attendants; MacVeagh says
the train will not stop at any station,
eice i pt
_perhaps to take in water. The
railroad official, will take measures fo
make the trip as comfortrble as possi,
ble To lessen the annoyance from
smoke and cinders, the cars will be
pushed in front of the engine. Noth
ing but anthracite coal will be used by
the locomotive. . Trains palming in the
opposite direction will be stopped until
the special passes, in order to avoid
unnecessary noise. The train will
arrive here. Monday morning . early,
and be ready 'to start at any time.
The arrangements will be as cnmplete
as care can make them: .
It is not yet decided when the re-,
moval shall occur, but it probably will
be determined definitely to-morrow.
DESCRIPTION OF TIM CAR;
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3. —The special
car furnished by the Pennsylvania
Railroad for the transporation of the
President from Washington, will be
sent south_ to-morrow night. The car
has been fited up in view of the
greatest comfort. It is sixty-thre feet
in length, provided with a drawing
room, bath room and a- dining room
large enough for ten persons, and a
kitchen furnished in the completeig
manner. There are four unfolding
beds. The ventilators of the car will
secure plenty of air without causing a
current through the car. aA netting
covering the ventilation guards against
cinders and dust. .
The oar was used by the Prince of
Wales who made an extended journey
through the S9uth and West, also by the
Grand Duke' Alexia , -on his visit to
this country, and afterwards by
Prince Arthnii,.: and Presidents Grtuit
and Hayes. 'lt conveyed Garfield
from Mentor to :Washington and took
Hayes home from Wa,•nington. The
Duke of Sutherland's party, English
railway men and members of Parlia
ment some time ago traveled in the cat
over the Western lines.
Nunn OF THE CABINET.
The Cabinet met to-day at the
State Department. Secretary Blaine
presided and all were present. The
session lasted an hour and a quarter.
There was an earnest discuesion of the
situation. • Enquiries of several
Cabinet officers failed to elicit other
than the most general replies. The
condition of the public, business of the
several Depaiiments - was reviewed.
It is believed Oat the question of the
necessity for eiecutive action pending
the `President's temporary inability
wad, discussed, though the response to
all inquiries was a - declination to speak
upon this subject. - _
It is stated that one of the Justices
of the Supreme Court, attended the
Cabinet meeting to-day. A membez
of the Cabinet is represented as saying
that the more they discussed the ques
tion of the President's inability, the
greater the difieulties appeared.
THE Pazsmstris wsuanna.
One of the physicians is reported as
saying to-day that the President_ is
very , weak, dangerously weak. So
weak is he that any new complication
will probably prove fatal. •He -.is as
weak as he was last Sunday.
• - Aissisday. -
8:811 4 .40-- (Olin
Wesimurrox,lSept. 4.—The President
vomited late last-.evening and once a
bout an hotni,*rmidnight. Not-.
withstanding; this , disturbance he slept
most Of `the '
.gight, and this miming
has taken food by the mouth witheut
nausea and has retained it. HiSpulse
is somewhat more frequent, but
other respects his 2condition,is about
the same as at this hour yesterday.
Pulse 108. temperatu r e
tion 18. I
The President,a Condithisi *Ant
changed.materially awe thp lot -611-
etin. and there has been no further
distarhaUce. Pulse 100, fort
is:Mute 98.4, respinitkn' 18. •
ISO P. Y. h
The President has passed iiiiomfort . ! :
able day. Be hailtuken food With
some relish, and has had no return of
the irritability of the stomach reported
in the morning's bulletins. The paro
tid swelling continues to improve and
is now so far reduced that the contour
of his face is restored. The wound
shows .no material change. The rise
in temperature this afternoon has been
verf slight, but his_ pulse WU more fre
quent through Out the day than Yester
day or day before, and he showed more
fatigue after dressing.;--Pulse 110,
temperature 99 respiration 18.
CONDITION OP THE WOUND.
Nzw You. Sept. 4.—Washington
specials are as follows:
The Times t says: The change in the
President's diet yesterday was very
acceptable to him. He remarked to
Dr. - Bliss that reed birds were not only
delicious but blissful. • Dr. Bliss said
last;night that the wound is healing
and' evidently growing smaller. The
outside is_closing, but the process is
slow.• There is granulation, but not so
much as before the, relapse. When
Dr. Agnew returned the last time, he
said: 'The• Preilident is better than
when I went away. The gland is do
ing splendidly, constantly decreasing
in size and even healing. - There was
a little sloughing of the cellular tissue,
but much less than was expected. I
cut off to-day some of the adherent
core which was too tough yet to be
Dr. Boynton said that the , removal
Will certainly take place within Seven
ty-two hours.' The precise time will
depend upon the ability of the railroad
people to get the car ready. They
will decide tluit when they come here.
This 'allusion was to the arrival of the'
Vice- President of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, who is coming for the
trans. pose of arranging the details of trans
The car on which the President will
be conveyed to Elbernn has a wide
door opening inside. The President's
bed can be put into it just as he is. It
will be,carpeted with cushions. Next
to the engine will be the parlor car for
the President's family ;and menbers of
the household. The President's ciir
will be second on the train; and lbehirid
will be the hotel car for the surgeons
and hospital stores. Generid Manager
Thomson of the . Pennsylvania Railroad
advised the doctors that' the' train can
be run at a high rate of , speed with -
greater , ease to the patient. Six hours
is uanied as the time for the trip. The
track will , be built from the Long
Branch depot to Elberon cottage, so
that in case of rain the President will
not be exposed. A guard of twenty
soldiers will accompany the train, the
car to be used is to be brought on the
track that brings stone to the Washing
ton monument, within a third of a mile
of the White House. The President
will be then taken on
~a litter , across
the lawn to the car.
It is estimated that he can be carried
that far and landed in the car in fifteen
minutes:` It is not intended' to, give
information of the time, but it is ex
pected will be removed in the early
hours of the morning.
The emergencies of the journey can.
not be provided for. There are too
many possibilities in t it for that, and
they will have to be met as they' occur.
No 'one need be surprised to hear that
the President has left the White
loose / at any hour succeeding day
The cottage allotted to the President
is connected with the Elberon, and con
tains a room as large as that which he
now occupies, and is provided with a
radiator and a fireplace, so - that the
temperature can .be regulated. It is
the villa formerly occupied by the Pres
ident... Dr. Bliss says no relapse could
take place en route unless by local ex
citing cause, which certainly will be
preceded by unfavorable symptomS. If
such tdications manifest themselves,
the removal will not be . undertsken.
If local disturbances should take :place
after the President is on the train,
they would not develop t•efOli he
WASMIGION, Sept. 4.—Secretary
Blaine cabled Minister Lowell as fol
lows: "Last night the Piesident did
not-rest well, and-twice during the
night his stomach was so disturbed
that he vomited. During: the day he .
has- been better and swallowed the
usual quantity of food mid 'retained it.
His pulse, however; has been higher
than for two peeoeeding days. His
surgeons do not think he has lost
ground, but he certainly has not gained
since last night's dispatch.- At 10:30
he is quietly sleeping.'
THE großy or Tan NIGHT ADD DAY.
The morning bulletin created consid
eiable apprehension thorughout the city
and numerous' inquiries were made at
the Mansion, as to the cause of the
vomiting. The attending surgeons
explained that it was occasioned by a
collection of phlegm in the throat, and
no serious omsequences were expected
tofollow. The first disturbance . oc
curred at 10 o'elock,, but was not not
iced as being of any impottrrice. When
vomiting ocoured the mond Able,
about 2•* 'm: it Tenet tint' considei
ed to be very nufavorahle: Soon af-'
ter; hoWever, the patient asked for
quantity of milk porridge,- which he
retained without difficulty. Shortly
after he partook of squirrel broth,
which he appeared to-relish very much.-
Orie of the atieridantireported dur
jng iiiSorn.mg4h4 `the glan dular Af
fection was decreasing rapidly and the
wound discharging s trifle more freely
than recently. It appease AS the • gen;
*mum said, that as the dischs*frons
thißlaul - Poses/ the' flow of PO," from
the - wound immense,.
change in the character of the Wound
hair Yet taken place, -
Dr:Boynton to-day expressed the
opinion that notwithstanding the gimp
trio disturbance the Presddent was
somewhat better than yesterday. As
it pas,due solely to the setretion of
phlegm, it will not materially cluigne
the President's general condition. He
bas been 'doing very
,well since the
:.vomiting. occurred.' It is said that
Mrs. Garfield is much pleased with the
idea of . tho . Prisiddent's bbeing conveyed
from the influenees 4:d the nub's! at
niosipbere to a Mors healthful. loislity:
It la generally conceded by thee - ac
quainted the facts, that:the P*Essi
na will be ranovedietween
row and Wednesday, providing no set
back occurs, and he remains is as good
condition as Alpena and the weather
is fay.orable. Isis understood that a
guard will_ be kept mound the patient's
quarters at Long Branch, and ndmit
anoe to the neighborhood of the Presi
dent's family will :Onlybe allowed to
persons holding passes.
The President 'has rested comfort
Since 10 p. m., sleeping most of
the time. There is no . notiesble .121uwe
in his amdition. - i.
nom Taz , Varrz noon To THE num
5:80 d• M.
. , WASHINGTON, Sept. 6,—The Presi
dent was eturied.from the sick room:to
the wagon by Drs. Bliss, Reyburn and
Boynton, Swain.. Col! Rockwell, Cor
bin, C. 0. Rock Well and ' Warren
Young, who remained with the patient
during the removal to the . depot: The
patient reclined in an easy, positidn on
the bed, his right hand laid upOn his
breast and the left arm stretched at
frill length upon the coverlet. His
forehead was covered by linen cloth.
His featnres wore a patient and resign
ed expreision. 7A_ platform had been
erected from the portico to the wagon
and across this the bed was tenderly
and easefully carried. No mishap oc
curred in the transit, and all the horses
were started for the depot. The con
veyance was preceded to the depot by
carriages containing the remainder of
the party to accompany the President.
As the wagon moved from the Man
sion, the President feebly but cheerily
lifted his left haird and waged a fare
well to the inmates assembled on the
porch. The wagon was , driven Edowly
through the grounds and down Penn
sylvania Avenue to -
I the depot, the
horses at no tine going faster thaii a
walk. At the head of each horse , stood
a man ready to assume control of the
animals in case of need, The ride to
the depot was without incident. The
crowd which followed was orderly, and
anxious not only for the safe trans
portation:hf the 'patient, but also - to
catch a glimpse of his face. This Was
not difficult to do, as the curtains of
the wagon were raised up to enable
the President to breathe the morning
The President and his party have
reached the depot. The President was
at once transferred from the expiess
wagon to the combination car.
The depot being -reached ; the horses
were detached, the wagon wu backed
up to the car, and the same gentlemen
who transferred the patient from the.
White House to the wagon, removed
him from the wagon to the car. Though
they met with some slight difficulty,
owing to the floor of the car being
rather high, the delicate task was per
formed without appearing to disturb
the President. When inside the car he
was transferred from, the bed on which
he had been carried and- placed upon
the spring bed already prepared.
THE TRIP TO „LONG
The train ran from Washington to
Baltimore at an average speed of thirty
miles an . hoar. It is found that this
speed causes less ainoyanue than if it
wits reduced one-holt At Ta. m. the
President took three ounces of beef tea
with a relish.
= At Bowie, seven miles from Washing
ton, the following dispatch was throwit
"The 'President is so far doing so well
that the surgeons would like to increase
the sped where it can be safely and
8:13 A. X.
BALTIX9IUP, Sept. 6th.-.-As the train
passed s the Union depot in thie city,
shortly after"eight o'clock, an immense
GRAY% Pannv, Phila. Pu., Sept. 6th:
The President continues to do well.
A. brief stop was made at Bay View and
the wound snomisafully "dressed. Out
of Bay View, by season of good trick,
the speed was inoreasod to fifty miles
an houcand no disturbance was' felt by
the President. The vibration of the bed
was no greater nein it a lower rate of
PamszemtrA, Sept. 6.—The speed
of the President's train over the P. W.
and B. division of the road was forty
nine miles an hear.
When the President• was informed
that more than' half his journey was
ooinpleted, he seemed greatly pleased.
His pulse on leaving Washington was
114, at Philadelphia it was 108.
y: c~.h~ a y[.~ J~
,J., Sept. 6.—The train
arrived at 1. At 1./0 the President
Imo in his room at the cottage. His
pulse is 102. -
.145 P. X.
The Preaident is now in his' room at
the Franklyn cottage, being bathed.
He artived all right and • without the
lout unfavorable irimpbx weath
ei at Laig-Braneh ib 01014-with - a light
breete.from tho:land. • The thermout
afar • _—
itIWIRTION. AT 1.0110 BB&1
Lone Baurcw. :Sept. 11.—The Prod
dent's train arrived at Elberon 110 p. .
IL, and reached the cottage ten minutes
later. Theaa s wam two thousand per
sons in,the vicinity of the President's
quarterai Regular . troor were OD gaard
and no difficulty was to
'preserve perfect J order, and o sound
marred the qinet. I Mrs. ear deb! rand
from the car to the 0940. looking cam
and trot at 01,voiviedl
NOW 112 grow) TES SOINIONL
Dr. Mies said the patient stood the
journey. ettremeklwell, and that bit
pulse had not been - bigherlhan 110,
Col &whin sayl_the President - skied
tho rioutzei reallaablY wOL: UP=
nearing Long Math, one of the party
suggested that it would soon be tune to
a bath. The President said, "we
need progress more just now than w
At every town and station along the
mute, Col. Corbin said, a mass of
human beings congregated. to witness
the passage of the train. In most in
stances the peoPle were 'tending with
uncovered heads and exhibiting a feel
ing of sympathy.
6:10 P. X. (Official.)
Lona 13nasca, Sept. 6.--Since the
last bulletin was issued the President
has been moved from Washington to
Long Branch. He was more restless
than paaal last night, being evidently
somewhat excited by the antifi . pations
of the journey. This morning at 520
his Pulse was 118, temperature 09 8.
respiration 18. We; left Washington
with the President at 620 a.m. Owing
to the admirable arrangements amide by
the Pennailvania Railroad Company
and to the ingeniensly arranged bed
designed by T. , N. Ely, the fatigue inci
dent to transportation was redticed to a
minimum. Nevertheless, as was antici
pated. some signs of disturbance pro
duced by the journey, have been exhi
bited since his arrival by the rise of
temperature and the increased frequency
of his pulse. At present his pulse is
124, temperature 101.6, respiration 18.
[Signed.] Brass, -
Ramon's, - 1
THE niMrfiVEH TO THE COTTAGE.
Shortly before noon about twenty
five hundred persons gathered around
the Prencklyn cottage, anxious to wit
ness the arrival of the President. The
guards kept the throng back to a res
pectable distance, and although a rush
was made when the train arrived, no
difficulty was experiencedfin preventing
too near an approach to the train. '
Just before reaching the cottage,` the
train was brought to a stand still, and
the first car, used . .by the physicians,
and the baggage car,:. were detached
and pushed by hand around the sharp
curve, plaiting s semi-circle around the
'Folloiing this proceeding, the car in
which the patient was lying was gently
started and pushed slowly over the
same course until it reached the en
trance of the cottage. A large awning
was then thrown around the portico, so
that the' sun could' not fall upon the
patbmit, and he Icould not be observed
by the anxious watchers. The removal
from the car was accomplished without
exciting him in any manner
and while he was apparently a little
fatigued, he did not complain and ap
peared perfectly calm and well satisfied.
INCIDENTS OP TIM TILEP.
Private Secretary Brown says that
upon leaving the Executive Mansion
the President appeared to enjoy the
scenery and looked around inquiringly.
He noticed several employes standing
in front of the. Mansion, and waved his
hand to them, at the same time -smiling
as if it were very' gratifying for him to
leave the scene of his longlillness. All
the way to the depot the President wail
very anxious to observe everything, and
this he was not prevented from doing.
At 10:10 stop of tour minutes oc
curred at I.4Makin for coal, the only
coal that was taken on the trip. I/
At 10:30a stop of five minutes was
made at Gray's Ferry for water. , Be
tween Philadelphia and Monmouth
Junction the train made several miles
at the rate of seventy miles
Bay View was reached at 8:05, and a
brief atop made to enable the 'surgeons
to make the morning dressing of the
wound, which was found to have sui
fered no derangement by travel. The
dressing was soon accomplished, aadithe
train after leaving-Bay View was run at
a rate of about fifty miles an hour.
The surgeons feel very. much grati
fied-with the manner in which the re.
moval was coudeeted, end are generally
of the opinion that, except the alight
fatigue, the President bore the journey
exceedingly well. The practice of issu
ing bulletins three times a day - will be
WRITE Hob= mama
[ The White - Hope is now closed fOr
repairs and presents a deserted appear
The latest information from the sick•
room vas given by Brown, who stated
that Dr. Beyburn reported at 10:30 that
the pulse had fallen to about 118, and
the temperature was
. not much above
The cottage was closed for the night
at 10:30, and it wilt -be impoaalble to
obtain anything farther from the . Pre
sident until morning, intim there is a
change for the worse. in which event
Secretary Brown will be informed, and
through him the press.` - .
A BETTER REP.OIII%
11:30 P. M.
No change is reported in the Presi
dent's condition. It is gicartained that
at 10:30 be bad been sleeping 'quietly
for an hour and a quarter. A. better
feeling prevails now than 'daring the
early part of the night, and hopes that
the morning bulletin will show a change
for the better, appear 'to be warranted
by the circumstances.. Secretary Lin
coln says that the entire Cabinet will
remain here for .;the present. In case
the President rallies they:may return.
Lora Bnsaen, Wednesday,
The 9 o'clock official bulletin this
morning reports the President as much
The President to Hts Mother.
The following letter penned by Pres
ident Garfield to his mother from his
bed of sickness and suffering a month
after he was wounded, will prove an in
teresting historical nuniniseence. It has
been lithographed in lac simile, and is
for sale, in the; stares. We are in
debted to P. Orono of tide place
for a copy, which hi as folk•ws:
WAsirrearini. D. 0., Aug:ll. 1881..
Data Momma;— . Don't . be disturbed
by conflicting reports abort my condi
tion. Itla true I tun still week, and On
my beck. but I am gaining every day,
and need only time and patienfte to
bring me through.
Give my love to all the relatives and
friends and !especially to sisters Betty
and Maryt Tour loving son,
itutra Om anerak
Ms. Buz& GAIIIO3IO,
- Hiram , Ohio.
Prayers For ration..Resto
ire following telegraphic eo l i te ,
pondence between Gov. Hoy t 44
Secy. Blaitie on the subject of th e '
appointment of a day of gayer j,,
the restoration of the Presides t, p
betieen them on Saturday 1718LG o . e.
Hoyt appointed Tuesday last Ls th e ,
iyusauemer, Sept. , 3.—The foll ow .
ing telegraphic cerrespondence - is f ur .
nished by the State
Innanntuao, Pa. Sept. 3,1881.
Hon. James G. Blaine, Seerefory of
*ale, Washington, D. C.
I deem it fitting that the beople
Pennsylvania should have by m e i g ,
motion an opportunity to assembl e a t
their places of worship on a Re t a il ,
day;, between the boars of 10 A. 4.
and noon, to make bublic prayer k e
the restoration of the 'President t o
health, strength and the diseharze
his official duties. Would it be insp.
propriate for you by, communicatios
from your Department to undertake
to secure concurrent action in all the
States. I venture'to suggest Tuesd ay
next as a day not too near.
DErAwrwswr or STATE. .1'
Wassleoron September 3.81'. f
To His Excellency Governor Hoyr,
Proclamations are so essentially acts
of supreme executive power that the
Cabinet has .not felt autboriied to as.
sumo its exercise even for the object
which ;you propose, heartily as they
sympathize with it and earnestly
they desire it, but it is entirely corn
petent for your Excellency to : commu
nicate with executives of_ other States
and promptly - accomplish the desired
JAM/13 G. Br,u7s, Seely of State
To carry out the object expressed in
the above correspondence it is desired
that the Governors of other - States
shall communicate forthwith• by tele
graph with Governor Hoyt at Harris.
A PROCLAMATION BY TBZ:GOYE/INOB..
HARRISBURG, Sept. 3.—The follow;
ing proclamation was issued by Gov.
ernor Hoyt to-day:
In the name and by the authority of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The people-of Pennsylvania are incited
to assemble in their respective places
of worship 4pn Tuesday, the 6th - of
September instant, between the bouts
f 10 o'clock A. M. aad 12 o'clock
noon, to . unite in public prayer and
suplication to Almighty God for the
restoration VI-health and , strength of
-the President of the United States,
and to invoke the Divine aid and
blessing upon the nation and the State.
Given at H'arrriibtag this third day
of September in the year of our
- Lord 1881, and in the 106th year
By the Governor.
M. S. QUAT,
Secretary of the Commonwealth
The fgllowing has also been sent to
t heiGoverriors of the zeveaal .States:
Hausarno ' Sept. 3, 1881.
To His .Excellexey ' Governor-=:
At the request of a large number of
citizens of Pennsylvania I have named
Tuesday next, between the hours of
10'A. M. and noon, in which they are
invited to meet for the purpose of
public prayer for the' restoration to•
health of -President Garfield. I verse
tare the hope that you may see your
way clear to summon the people of
you. State to unite with us in this appear.
for Divine mercy and aid to the nation
and the several States..
Heavy Forest Fires.
ENCICIMSE DAMAGE IN TEE NVlSnler
PART OP TEE STATE.
OLEAN, N. Y., Sep. 4.—The nuns
have not extinguished the forest fires
in this vicinity: Thotliernffs of met/ are
fighting the flames.' Bkick fires are
built to break off the &rues, and other
precautions ara taken. It is estimated'
that fully $2,500,000 damage has al
ready been- done.
Between Jamestown and Balmlike
the-flames are creating great havoc and
engineers drive their engines at terrific
'speed through the fire to prevent the
destruction of. trains. 'Several train
men have been severely scorched and.
Brakeman Martin was burned to death ,
at Copry. Two men stealing a ride up
- on the truoker of the cars were overcome
by the beat and perished. Seversl
men fighting the flames near Carrolton
were so severely burned_ by bluing
oil from ari exploded tank that their
deaths are expected. In Crawford and.
Erie counties, Pa., the damage is -esti
mated at $200;000. Several dwellings , .
and aims were struck by lightning at
Ando l ver and a number of persons
TBE:6)l77(rint GENZRALLT suvrinuse.i.,
Nay Briumiaticz, N. J., Sept.
For - sixty- five days there hai been no'
rain in this section. Late fruit and
produce are totally rained
EicarisoND, Va., Sept. 3 . .—From ail
pots of the State, from North ant
Liooth Carolina, East" Tennessee and
West Virginia, come complaints of the
severe drought and failure of the corn,
tobaCco and grass crops.
Oyr►wa, Sept. 3.--13tmh fires con
tinue in vatilus parts of Ottawa valley.
Mira property valued at $150,000 is
already burned. Sixty families au
homeless. Prayers for rain'. will b _
offered in the churches tomorrow.
Dwruorr, Sept. 3.—A farmer named'
ifeiiing,-eighteen miles from this city
while: fighting the fire in the
Wediieeilay, was burned to death.
'here is likely to be a lively time in
the Redubliean; State- Convention of .
Pennsylvania. Senator = Davis WM
agrefid upon genie time ago, by a kind
of unanimous consent, as the candidate
for State Treasurer. The whole pelt
seemed to be in - favor of him. Sod
dealt. ttOwever, it occurred to the
Cameron faction that Mr. ' Davis was
aguitiat them in the . Senatorial coated
of !eat winter, and they at once me
order's tbit he could not be nominate&
This has aroused the Independent
Reptitiligans, and under the lead of
&presentative Wolf, they have deems
to make so issue on 3ti6 , 11 rn the Con
"Dijon- ;, They have blued a private
circultir declaring their purpose and
saying: "The people are resolved to
break the irons system up. They hate
determined to nominate their friends,
vsbetliCi it suits the tiOnnes at. not." It
is possible that the Cameron faction will
be discree enough to avoid disaster by
retreating in advance.—N. Y. Tribune.
An interesting communication from
G. W. Kimberly will appear - nee.
-Et= M. Hon,
Hi BY M. Horr..