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A. 31. - RHEEM , Editors & Propr
J. A.' DUNBAR, • .
Republican State Ticket
Gen. JOHN W. GEARY.
JUDGE OB SUPREME COURT,
Hon, H. W. WILLIAMS.
ISPThe Ohio Democracy Catniot get
rid of Vallandigham. Ho wan*to be
Governor. So does Thurman. If
treason prevails in the State, Vallan
digham will be the candidate. If man
ipulating politicians have sway, -Thur
man will succeed. For the life of us.
we cannot see how people will be able
to make an honest chtiice.
WANT A CANDIDATE.—The Cop
perhead Democracy are in • want of a
candidate foi Governor. The renom
ination of Governor Geary hae carried
dismay and terror to their rank''. They
tried hard to defeat his nomination,
and failing in this attempt they feel
that all is lost. Geary is the strongebt
man in the State, and the leaders Of
the sham Democracy know that they
have no man who can stand a ghost of
a.chance of election,against him. Un
der these circumstances, it hill ard for
them to " choose a lamb for the, slough.
THE PUBLIC DEBT.—The opinion
is foreshadowed by certain officials con
nected With the department who.ought
. to know, that. the statement of the debt
on the Ist of July would show another
reductioh of something like $6,000,600.
This it-is explained, is principally ow
ing to the heavy increase 'in the re
ceipts from both the customs mid in
ternal revenue, which have gone ad far
beyond the general estimates that there
will be in the Treasury at the cl Ise of
_year a surplus of receipts
amounting to over 830,000,000, instead .
of the few hundreds of thousands, as
GOVERNOR GEARY UP s
The New York herald " The
Republicans of Pennsylvania have re
nominated -Governor- Geary aI3 . their
candidate for Governor.. He is the
strongek, man they have, He carried
the Stnte on a very full vote, in 1866,
by twenty thousand majority. The
Democrats will have to put up a pop
who believes that there , has been a
deluge and that the.democratic princi
plesof. 1860 are dead issues, or they
will be beaten again. 'he days of
- Copperheadism came to an .end last
UNDER Gov. Geary's Administra•
tion, the Commonwealth of Pcnusylva
uia has been more prosperous, than
undef any former administration for
years. Her mineral wealth has de-
yeloped more than in nuy previous
three years; her agricultural resources
have been greatly enlarged; her towns
and cities have grown rapidly ; busi
ness of every description has been
healthy and brisk, and her debt has
been ,onstuntly on the decrease With
all these facts before us, -how can .we
consent to give over the reins of .our
State governorship to the hands of men
whose only aim is plunder of the pub
lic treasury 7 Every hone-4 man will
vote to continue "this most, prosperous
condition of affairs in our old Com
THE anthracite coal miners have re
solved to resume work, assigning as
one of the reasons the disposition ex
cited—by their strike to have the duty
on foreign coal repealed The miners
did not take the hint a moment too
soon. It may as well be taken as set,
tied that the consumer; no leading,
article'will consent to shift Out foreign
competition by impost duties, and then
to have doniestic corn etithni'iuMilii;_
laced by infernal combinations. The
policy of ProtectiMi would .become a
stench in the nostrils of all right-think
ing citizens were it to be used to that
DIM METIIO6W friends throughout
the North aro just now engaged in
taking a ,vote on the huhject of Lay
Delegation, From present indications
die nuestion- will b.e decided by an
overwhelming majority in the affima
tive. One of the amusing fiiatures: of
the eleotiou'is the, great difficulty ex -.
porienced in 'getting yming indict; who
havi?turned twenty-one year's to come
forward, assert their ago. and exercise
,the prerogative of the ballot. : The la ;
dies all like to appear mudh younger
than.they really are, and in:o not to un
wise as - to "it their ages publicly. on
record.. If so much diffidence is man
ifested by the ladies in developing their.
ages• at their own churches, wo are in •
Cliried T to-beliove-that-When-femate suf—
frage is the law of the land thein
be-very few ef.the 'Weaker 'sex to em
brace_ thenitselves of. the prNilege of
voting on age. ,•,
112FThechange . Which occurred on
Friday last in President Grant's Cab
inet wat, not unexpected. Secretary
Rorie has mover permitted himself to
regard his position as other than tem
porary; and the dispatches are doubt
less correct in saying that he has,
remained so long only to give the Pres
ident time to select a satisfactory sac;
ceesor. Attorney-General Robeson, of
New Jersey, who,Bucceeds,to the va
cant Department, is hirable., and sin
cere supporter of the, Adminietration,'
Atiad, &public. man not known so much
fd .seeking 'office ni:fer, having- Oftice
on one or ,' two important, occasions
_ ()Ant: Sonunz in, to;•deiiyer thiS 4th
o,rntiou in Pitisbargh.
211.01 Pr then, foi' the ,Trorlt
The Philadelphia Oonvention of lart
week, haVing placed in nomination for
GoVernor our prObat excellent Chief
Magistrate. Jon' W. GRAnY. and for
the position ,of Supreme Judge hie
Honor, trENRY W-WILLIA 8, Of Pitt's
burgh ;- haviukedopted a platform of
-rinciples that lute the 'true ringi-an.d
pointment of 'Hon. JOHN 00VOHE, of
Westmoreland ; as Chairman-of -our.
State Central Committee, it . is full time;
that Republicans throughout the Btate
should be at work: "The Dernocraer
are as yet, groping about in the. dark,
trying to find a candidate who may be
able to , poll a respectable vote, in the
hope that in this way they may iu a
measure allay_ the - humiliation of their
certain defeat. The western portion of
the party seem resolved to make Gen.
()Asa:(a dress parade sort of a fellow)
their' nominee, _while;.the_ middle and_
eastern portion are equally ,hostile to
him .and allege that no Railroad mo•
noioly shall control. their Convention.
"Phis latter portion of the party is di=
vide& in its support between Judge
ASA PACKER; Gen.,McCaNDLEss, and
Geu. HANcocK. • On the one hand it
is alleged by his opponents that Packer
has not sufficient intelligence to make
a respectable appearance "before even
the." unterrified ;" and again the ene
mies of McCandless stiy that the posi
tion of State Senator is quite -a suffi
cient- recompense for. the manner in
which ho sullied- his military. fieAR . by
eiideavoi•ink to vote up,the parry rhat
was openly allied in Sympathy µ:i•h
and hope for the success of the very
rebels -Ire-fough t
cock there seem to be two insurnmum ,
table objections. First and foretnost,
he fought their - rebel friends too - hard
and successfally . on_ the field,-and af
terwards played a part in the execution
of the traitress and conspirator, Mrs.
Surratt, and then, again, even should
they consent to take him up and swal
low his nomination, would he be wil-
ling to accept a nomination of a-party
whose recognized leaders arc the-stay
at-home traitors, the Reeds, Ingersol Is,
tinglieses, Blacks, Wallaces, WOchs,
and others of the same Class, especially
when it could give him nothing more,
in any event, than the empty honor of
a. good drubbing at the hands of Gen.
Thus are they undecided , and unde
termined. At one time they did seem
to have some little hope of success.
This was when many Republicans
feared that the schemes and intrigues
of politicians might defeat the wishes
and preferences of the loyEd masses ;
but that day sunk in utter darkness for
them-when, the almost unanimous vote
of the PhiladelphikOnnvention placed
once more at the head of the epnblican
ticket, the name of JonN W. Gr4uv,
and named for the second position lot,
HENRY W. WILLIAMS, of - Allegheny
We; therefbre, enter upon - tie •cam
paigu under the most favorable circum
stances; with our own friends strong
and confident and our enemies divided
Let us, .then, take advantage of the
hour, commence organization, and go
to workan earliest, determined dint we
shall not only win a victory, but that
it. shall be a grand, triumphant one,
which shall forever settle the question
that in loyal Pennsylvania Democracy
is so utterly despised that it will not
again rear its traitorous head.
Gyn. John W. Geary
It longsince became manifest from
ho instructions given to delegates at
he tritnary meetings, that. the Repute
'lean.; of Pennsylvania had resolved
upon the renomination of Gen. JOHN
W. GEARY ^as !heir candidate for Gov
ernor. With the exception of those
districts which, us matters of compli
ment, supporthd their own aspirants
for Gubernatorial honors, nod a few
that sent, their delegates itninstructed,
he State had already perk! med the
vork of the 23d. The. Convention
ad, therefore,, little to do beyond rat
fying the already -expressed will of
he people. •
laeingpen.Geary a second time
ih nomination, the Republican party
evinces a determination to honor to the
utmost the patriotism and bravery
which saved the country from its.ene
mies, and enable us to-day to enjoy
the blessings of a free and consolidat
ed Union. It also iecogitizes . the faith
ful conduct of an Executive who for
the lasi, three years conducted the af
fairs of this great 'Commonwealth. in a
Armor entirely satisfactory to the ma
jority. ' In the extension of this com
pliment the justice of Gov. Geary' s ,
claims have been well considered.
It is needless at this writing to fol
low up the career orvalor, the. eVi
cieff.nas of generalship, thedevotion to
Republicanism, the general compre
hension of the great issues involved in
the rebellion, and the promi,e of Exe
titive fitness, which resulta in his
'first choico,for the high ofgce.he now
holds. So it is unnecessary to urge
lat they still exist and afford as sub
onntin re.ascins for- confidenceand sup
port as at any previous time. The
difference between three years ago and
the present is simply this : Then the
Republican party supported their can-
idate on the .faith of his pledges, and
on the Strength' of qualifications for his
place which were inferable from his
,Now those pledgee have
;become certainties. and those hArenees
are matters, of knowledge. TIM no.na
inee has Jmen cm trial ;before the peo
ple in a responsible capacity., and the
support now,msked in simply 'an attes=
tation of'faitliftduess. ,
.• The harmony that, pervaded thoCon
ventien-is a good omen. Conflicting
chime were presented, but in the re
sult there . was cgonoral acquiestenee:
The Republican, party starts ,on its
campaigrt, undpi ,the "Most faVorahle
auspices. , It has the . prestige of the
grand ,Sucebeseil-lt. achieved list fall.
It has'a stituclard-hiarer, Whb; hsy con-
eistency and devoticin,.has, lariely con
tributed to every "State interest.. It,
by wise - selections for importabt offi
ces, has reduced the debt; lightened
all taxes,'and temoved entirely many
onerous ones, insured proper oconotny,
entieted wholesome -laws, developed
Material resonrces,and laigely enhanc
ed the imp irtance of the State - as a
component of the Union. Moreover,
it has fought'-in chill battle the issues
had it not been for the intolerance,
bigotry, and desperation of the rebel-
Democracy. The contest is not yet
ended, and it behooves every Republi
can to gird on his armor for the new
fight. • ,
Personal embitterment• should be
sgttk In view attic imitirtance_of vie
tory. A crowning triumph is within
our grasp if we'are firm in the resolve
to have . it. Thelogre of the enemy is
simply a hope of division. Die*
pointed in this, all their vindictive ar
rows will falLktarmless against the sr-,
mor of pritleiPle which" encases the
Republican party: Let us unite, then,
in.the determination to give our
date the hearty support he deserves,.
and to rescue the lessons of the last
decade from the oblivion to which De
mocracy would consign . them—Fpr
ney's PhiladeWiti Press. . .
COO * l ords for Hot Weather.
have frequently taken occasion
_to call the attention of our retitle - is to
•the choice language and epithets of our
neighbor, the Volunteer, brit believe
. that the decided improvement over
even , its usual deliente phrzies, this
week, will warrant_us in selecting a few
of the milder ones. In an article on
cause he would not follow in the lead
of traitors, occur the following
Wretch of uneornassen foulness—
Oh, the scotindrel I—when essna dies
the imps of hell will turn pale at being
compelled to aSsociate—with—him—
ehameless calumniator—crafty and cor
rupt political gambler—party hyena—
'ignorant, dirty,- brutish 7 -ouside of the
infernal regions—infidels, thieves, vag
abonds—Bedford pig (and asif grow
ing in the estimation of the writer,)
Bedford Hog—infamous and I i od-de
fying party—vituperation; lies, decep
tion, double-dealing—he Scented the
corruption of the Lincoln administra
tion as a buzzard scents carrion—de
graded, unprincipled, dishonest whelp
-- 1 -a decent dog would shun his pres
ence es 'he - would - th - e — p - resence - of — a
skunk. We might select many more
adjectives of. a.similar style, but, out
of consideration for the temperattire of
the weather, we refrain.
Shade of Brick Pomeroy ! Do yoil
not feel abashed 3
For the Supreme Bench
HENRY W. - WILLIAMS, D., of
Pittediiiigh, was on the 23d ult., for the.
second. time, put in nomination by the
Repo' licap_party ter .the highest Judi
- honors of the State We intend
this time to have fair play and an hon
est vote, and to scat hitnon the bench.
The verdict of the- people. solemnly
rendered; dare not a second time be set
aside by organized Fiend and desperate
The coffee-colored naturalize:
;jou papers have had their day ; the
busy seal of the Supreme Court has
ceased its" dangerous and incessant
To all acquainted with the feeling
and the prospects* of the hour, it has
been for some time apparent . that this
distinguished jurist was the first choice
of the Republicans of the :State, and,
in yielding deference to their professed
judgment, the loyal people of the Coin
monwealth but followed their own in
clination and an iristinctive sense -of
justice. It wasJiih everywhere that
the great insult to the lu'rrsor of the
Commonwealth and the purity of the
ballot-box, Krpetrated two years ago,
demanded the renomination of the man
in whose person the highest right of
every good citizen so sorely. suffered
As a lawyer, Judge Williams enjoys
the most exalted reputation for ability
and acumen. He had already in a lo
cal field won high judicial honors. His
unquestioned reputation for integrity
and honesty while preshling in the
- Distriet - eourt of - Allegheny county
may be inferred from the fact that,
when,his first term expired there was
no organized opposition offered "to his•
re-election. :His course on the Supreme
bench, under, appointmen t, is yet fresh
in the minds of Mi.. Sufliee n it to say
here that the laurels earned in the
courts of Allegheny county have not
withered in the severer trial of the Su
preme tribunal oT the State.
Judge Williams is yet a young man.
—but forty-seven—in the,full bloom
of intelleCtual vigor, an elder in the
Presbyterian Church, of firm,politicill
conviationa, distinguishedAr steadfast
devotion to and love of conntry, and
-possessed of- the 4infal -courage that
make hiartr - tutwark of popular
liberty should it ever be assailed dur
ing his term , of office. His high moral
worth and great .personal popularity
render him a 'selection in every way
desirable. We heartily congratulate
the party and the State on his ausple
In the Convention, Mr. Williams
was brought forward and supported,
not by the delegates from any partic
ular section, but as the free and first
choice of all the People. In . placing
hie name by acclamation on the ticket,
the Qonvention but , recorded the al
ready unequivocally " oipressed will
of the sqvereign people: In-74sTerron
llae dearest right of citizenship wasvio
lated—in 1118 person it must be, vindi
cated. hie is the keynote of the
campaign, and once struck it will
arouse an enthusiasm throughout. the
State unparalleled in•our pelitical
tory, save by the fierce blatit of 1861.
Enough for to-day. We,presentas
our candidate for the vacant'Mat on
the Supreme bench an able mut learn
ed lawybr, au uprikht man i , a fearless
patriot, a citizen whose, mine, like*
tbosp of Hampden and Sidney, is a
rallying cry ; for the friends of civil
liherty, and, for we thank again
the greittention - _which 'eat at Condert
Hall, khiladelphia. They have well
discharged their groat tract: '" • ,''
An Unprecedented Record.
Ihis announced that in the first ten
mOntlis after its Organisation, the "Na
tional Life Insurance Company of the
United States of America" had issued
no, less than 5,395 'policies, by which
the public bad insured to the amount
of overiffteen millions. Such a RlC
cess is unparalleled in 'the history of
life inartratitwand the.c/1711s0e-stron6
influences' which have contributed to
this astonishing result.. The fact that
the Company is natiolml in its charac
ter has been a strotig - recomMendation.
It was chartered by Congress with an;
thority to transact businesa in ,any and
every pia of the country; and it has
acted 'upon this authority by, seeking
-the best financiers, and most active
and respected business men t woughout
the States and in the Dominion orCan
ada, to act as general or sub-agents.
The public, having confidence in the
honesty and sagacity of these agents.
lave given special attention to the
character of the work which they rep
resent, and ImAre found that the. N
ational Life presents features certain to
cdmmend themselves to popular favor.
And yet,notu iilistandirg all the many
manifest advantages offercd, it is a mat
ter worth special note that in the first
ten months of its first year this Com
pang "should have issued insurance to
an amount nearly double that ever is-
Buel by any other, company in• the
world during the entire first year of its
existence, and exceedjlig by nearly .
$5,000,090 the anionnt'insured by any
company previous to 1863, during ANY
full year of its bpetations. •
This k.ompaity has, iby wide spread
- and , systematiciivectisivite.d.th
hilliest investigation into its plans and
purposes ; how well it has borne the
mist exacting inquiry is beat shown
by the tact with which this paragraph
began—the issuing of nearly 815,b00,-
000 insurance, in ten months' time.
he local agents of- this Company .
appear, by advertisem , lnt, in another
column, and to that we refer our rea
ders for fitrther information concerning
John W. Geary Nominated
Hon. - Henry W. Williams for
At half 1,34 10 .i'elock the Convention
was called to order by Hon. GALUSIIA. A.
Grow, in the following words;
GENiEsm EN ilk' TILE CONVENTION—Be--
fore 'fulfilling the duties incident to the
pbsition 1 hold, alloW me one word of
congratulation en the auspices under
which you meet. One year-ago the- peo
ple of this country were entering one of
the most vita contests in their
history: . It Was to he theiazt
- scene of the broody drama of eight years;
in which great principles were being.set-_
tied forever in the institutions of our
country. In that struggle the Republi
cans led the torture hope, and theyr bore
the banner ird the party to triumph and
victory in October. Around that banner
cluster memories of the noutble battle.
waged in • Init decade of Our InEtory. That
bonne^ represents to-day the unity of the
Republic, the perpetuity of its institutiiins
en enlarged and noble patriotism, and a
humanity as broad as the race. It is
young in years, but old flits ideas and -
the !nigh! of its era rielcievoments. On
the 29th day of May, 1804, Cengress, un
der the rontrol of Democratic principles,
repealed the Missouri Compromise, and
enacted what was known as the Kansas
Nebraska bill. The.devotees of human
bondage thought by this tact the}' had se
! cured its perpetuity. It wint forth with
fire and sword, and planted itself in the
Territories of the Union Fifteen year s have passed away, and the sun in its
course across the continent from ocean to
ocean, no longer rises on a master or
sets on a slave. [Applause.]
every human being beneath the flag of
your fathers stands up in the dignity of
his fermium& proclaiming to the world.
"1 arra a man !" This is the mighty
•aeloovinuent of the organization which
you represent. The darkness of humirn
bondage struggling against the enlighten
ment of the age. sent your sties and
brothers to the battle field to battle for the
institutions of your fathers, and three
hundred thousand'of them sleep in hon
ored graves. This is the sacrifice—while
sorrow sits by tamest every, fireside—the
sacrifice which was made to perpetuate
the institutions and blessings bequeathed
by your fathers. o thanks to the orgiran
izationybich you oppose to-day, we have
a country to love and institutions to re
vere. Had its eestinies been entrusted to
them, the honored flag of our country
might to-day be lying trailed in the dust;
and — ntlemen of the
gent emen o t c convention, you
have now to, perform ybur duty in perpete
tinting the greatness of the country. You
arc to select to-day a standard bearer for
the contest thZt closes in October next,
and in the K eystone State acknowledge
now, as then, that in this groat struggle
wo are ready to fight or the truth. For
retnetnher that the din of arms is no long
er heard, but the Nita, of ideas goes on.
This is the war of.the age.. You battle in
the same linei although the organization
of ,which you are members has successful
ly withstood the parch of human bondage
on this continent. You have now a work
to perform in perpetuating the great and
material interests of the country. A
truth has dawned npon you; you have re
alized the dream of Columbus = wo must
go westward to-day to find the - Indies.
This:grand achievement has been neconi•
plised in your history, and. you meet here
to-day as the representatives of the party
which has aided this great' work. 'Your
standard bearer, whoever he may be, has
a.great duty to perform. Many of you
have made sacrifices to,save the country,
and you now mfist, have a man who in the
:political contest of one year ago, helped
to save the party which you represent.
The next business it , ordej, gentlem - en,
will' bo the calling of the roll of delegates,
after which I will roar nominations , for
chairman of the torn orary organization.,
At the conclusion o Mr. Grow's speech
-the-calling-of-the-roll was proceeded with
and In delegates answered to their names:
Hon. Henry Souther, of Elk county
was nominated for Temporary Chairman.
and was unanimously elected. He was
conducted to the platform and sald':
REMARKS OF THE TEMPORARY PERM,
Gentlemen of the Conve;glen: ' l l return
you my- sincere and heartfelt thanka 4 in
'being called upon to preside over our pre
liminary organization. ' I may say that I
have no speech to.mike upon this occasion.
I'congratulatt; inytiClt and I congratulate
thi3 memb - ers of th4b Convention - upon
thn. great• unanimi which appears at
this opening to pervade our comae!.
[Applause.] 1 hope, follow-delegates,.
that it may be continued to the end, that
we may place in nomination, on this oc
casiOni, a gentleman who will carry the
banner, of the Republican .party next:Oe-
Mbar in triumphant. success.' [Applause.]
It is , a proud record for any man, how
ever humble, Jolielong to the Republican
party. [Applause.]• It lan party which
gooa down 4,,c0 history as no party ever will
go down to Initary in these United States.
[Applause.] It is the party which carried
on and fought to 'Completion 'and to suc
cess one of the. bloodiest wars that history
has ever'recorded. 'And-it , is for us now,
gentlemen, an the; Kokstena State, as -it
has .been, in times past,, so to conduct our..
selves that our banner shall -not be :low
ered. in the- (ist; but that whatever we
may do, we may have the coasciousaei3a
hereafter of knowing, when we look back
upon our acts, we acting, wilt, the great
Republican party, that we have striven to
du our best. ~, _. . .
. With 'these remarks; gentlemen, the
Chair Is ready . to . ontertain• any motion
that is in order. -1
It was akreed thtit a committee of one
from. each Benittoriol diatrict should be
selected by the delegates to prepare rese
lutioal, and that, all , resolutions bo re
ferred-to • this committee without 'debate.
.n.fellowing tba_nam: • '
' A. M. BROWN, Chairman.;
I. John W. Dubred.iG. Sam. Hummel.,
.2. B. G. Sickel: 17: 'A. J. Kauffman,
3. Jumer F. Neall. Em. Franklin.
4. C. Kneass: ' 18. H. B. 'ampler.
5. • IV. B. Waddell, J. 19. Wm. King. •
• S. Sheufer. 20. J. B. Cessna.
6. J, Paul Knight.. 21. A. B.Hutchisoc,
7. H. L. Illinstein. S. Heath."
8. E. C. Kitchen. 22. "
9. R. N. Coryell: 23: Henry Souther. - .
10...., 24. A. W. K. Minor,
11. N. C. Elsbreo. 25. A. P . Heichold.
1: - . John 11anley.': 211., Jas: R. Kelley. .
18. C. Cortrorth. 27. Forbes Colton.
14. G. F. Miller,2B. John G. White.
Thos. Churcb.29. Miles W. Can;
15. Jno. Youngioan. ghey.
AFTEANOON SErsxoN. -
The Convention re.assemblod at the
hour mimed. and while waiting for the re
port of the Committee on Ciedentials, the
tollowing resolaticn was read and adopt
„ed. the Committee tin Resolutions being
discharged from its consideration
R,olred : That Hon Gatush 11 A Gr.. w
in the discharge of duties as Chair
man of the RepubllcanState Ceirtral Com
mittee, and his untiring labors in behalf
Of Republican ideas and principle, is en
titled to the gratitude of the Republican
Mr.. Grow being present, returned
thanks for the honor done him. _
The report of the Committee on Perma
nent Organization being called' for, it was
presented, and reported 'as • •
Permanent Chairman—JAMES L.
GRAHAM, of Allegheny:
Ho was introduced by the retiring
chairman, who returned thanks for the
courtesy that bad been oxtended to him
self. find hoped that_the_deliberations and
priveedings would . be as harmonious un
der the permanent chairman as they had
The following Vice , PreSidents were
elected as reported by the committee :
L Geo. ShafFor
2. Henry Huhn
3. Wes. Stephonson.lB. Wm. M'Conkey.
4. Gideon Clark. 19. Ntim.Kinit.
5. W. R Bray. 20. Dr. C. W. Mooro
6. Geo Lear. 21. D. W. Woods.
7. Samuel Straub. 22. J. P.- Thompson
8. 'W. — A7Sitadi', ---- 21J. - G. W. - Lathy.
9. L. Bartholemew.24. Hon. J. Covode
10. D. K.Shoemaker2s. W. S. Purvianco
.1. L. Andrews. 26. Capt. D. Shields
12. J. E 27. John G. White
13. Wm., H. Smith.2B. J. R. Clarke.
14. Joseph Wenrich.29. Mat. Hartleb.
15. C. 0. Joseph,
1. Thos. Noble .113. Geo. Lark.
2. Hiram Horter. 17. Jacob S. Shirk.
8. Thos. J. Smith. 18. Geo. Geiger.
4. Wni. Tayici-. 19: J., St. Durboraw
5. 0. F. Ballard. 20. .1. B. Cesana.,
.1. Paul Knight. 21. Wm. Lewis.
7. Wm. H. Ainey.22. J. S. Crawford.
8. W. J. Moore. 23. Hon. H. Souther.
!. Dr. Tt. NTCoryeMor
:0. .John Shields. 26. E. W. Morgan. '
li. P. M. Osterhout 26 1. R. Hatragh.
12. E. N. Williard.27. 71, W.. Ernest.
13, C. Westerman. 28. J.. 1. Speerman.
' 14. Theodore 11111. 29. R L. Litchfleid.
15, R. M. Frick.
These nominations were also agreed to.
ISDRICSS 01 - .1i027. JAMES L. GRAHAM.
~Gentlemen : I thank you fir the honor,
conferred- - -- - -The arid unexpect
ed honor conferred on me in calling me
to-, preside over the deliberations of this
Convention. It is not my intention at this
thhe- le make n speech lam admonished,
with' the thermometer at 1.00. and many
delegates here with their carpetsacks ready
to leave on the nerrtrain, that it would
be in bad taste for me to occupy, much of
your-time-in making a speech or attempt
ing to make one.
You have met together to-day for the
purpose of nominating a candidate for
Governor of this Commonwe filth, -and . a
Judge of the Supreme Court. Yon come
here from all sections of this broad Com
monwealth as the representative men of
the Republican party, and of the great,
.progre=ssive and noble republican ideas.
You are here,l trust, tirsubseeye no per
sonal interests, to gratify no Yersimailn
,ibrests: but I trust that you will wtlling
ly here to-day .show that you love the Ito
publican party, and that you love Repub
lican principles above all persOnal or pri
vate admit-talons, prefudicas or preferences.
We should meet here to-day, my friends
as the reprmeitatives of the great Repp-
Henn party with the ardent. fixed purpose
bulb nothing that would injure that party
but to do' everything possrble to promote
its success and its best interests. I trust,
therefore, that wo will endeavor to lay
aside all personal preferences, and all per
sonal prejudices, and endeavor to act this
day in unison and in harmony, so that
we may promote the best interests ofthe
great party with which we are identified,
and whose interests we are here this day
to subserve. Tho only hope that our foes
have, the only hope • that our pOlitical ene
mies entertain to-day is, that they may
cause schism and ditsion .in the Repub
lican ranks. if we to-day show a united
front; if we to-day act in union and har
mony ; if we stand shoulder to shoulder,
and show that the great Republican heart
still beats true to the music of the Union—
[Applause]—that we are determined still
to go on as We have for the last ten or
twelve years, united heart to heart and
hand.to hand, doing- battle against the foes
of our organization, we shall in the tip- '
preaching contest achieve a triumph such
as we have never yet achieved in the his
tory of our party. [Applause.]
__W_e_hav_e_a_party of whichici_should be
proud. Our platy has made a record such
us no other' party in all recorded history',
can disclose. Our party, whop this Union
was in peril—wheri the dark clouds hov
ered around,the horizon of our country—
our party stood-tip m d maintained the in
tegrity of the Union, and carried thoold
flag successfully throughout the contest.
[Applause.] The Republican party has
shown to the world that it is the party of
progress—the party of principle.
When four millions of human beings,
created in God's qwn image, wore ground
down under the' iron heel of oppression,
- until almost every liniament of Godhead
and humanity was obliterated, the,Repub
lican party struck the fetters from-these
four millions of human beings, and. en
stamped upon their foreheads and instilled
into their hearts the tote of the- name of
liberty: [Cheers ]
My - Republican friends, let us'show to
the ' world, lot us shoiv our political
enemies, that while we may , differ in ref
erence to our choice of „nion, while wo .
may not be in unity in reference 'to the
man we would choose to hoar our standard
in the approOehing contest, yet iet as show
to the world that wo are united in senti
ment in reference to the great principles
that unite us together asayolitical organ
isation. (Applause.) ,
And let us today give strength, per
manency and success to our organization
by showing that we aro willing to saerh.
flee rill Our personal preferences pad our
personal prejudices for the good Of the
party with which we have the lionotifb bo
connected. (Applause.) -
Gentlemen, I shall not occupy more of
your time. •Onco more I thank you for
the hontir'you have 'conferred ...upon me,
Wo aro how ready it, proceed with- the
business of the.Convedtion.
stteronvbv.m.ut.cotatme . * ost otticnatt-
Tho Committee on. Credentials reported
in favor of lion. J. K. Thompson, of In
diana county, as delegate from f the 22d
-Senatorial-district. " . ' -
10th Senatorial , D,,
Shoemaker of Carbon county. •
17th Senatorial Distriet , --Hon. David
Barclay, of Armstrong.
As. Representative delegates, the corn•
mitteo reported in favor of the following
named gentlemen :
Harris Holton of Lawrence.
Hugh'llforrisson and H. W. Prod, 'of
And - that J. White and John
Spearman, bf Mercer, be both admitted att
&legatee to jointly east bat one vote,
~Thet report was adopted., " „
NOMINATIONS YOB SOYEUNOB.
Nominatione for Governor w,9ro than
mado, inifollows r
•• . •
Gon. Jobb W: Geary: •
George V, Layretico, 'of _Washington
county. , '
Oen. Harry White, of Indiaga cou nty.
3 - 2 M
to. G. F. Rinehart
A After the'cheering with Which General
Geary was greetei had somewhat subsided
that gentlechan came forward and address
ed the convention as. follows :
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the
Ormvention ; your committee - fins InFor
med me that you- htive neminated - me as
candidate for,the Governor of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania, and con
ferred upon me the distinguiehed honor of
being the 'standard-bearer of the Repupli•
can party - for the appronehing political
contest. ( - Cheers. )
For this nisei festation of continued corr
,tidence and appreciation I feel that any
language I run competent to command is
entirely to poor to express in appropriate
-emotions of my heart, and no
other recourse is lelt to me than frankly,
LO return to you, and three.- h you to my
fellow citizens whom you represent, my
sincere thanks and gratiffide ;
The nomination of Hon. Henry W.
~Giiliamsfor - Judße - of - tlio Supreme Court
is exceedingly gratifying to me. The pure
and unsullied character as a 'man, connect
ed with anigh order of talent, cultivated
intellect, eminent. legal attainments, and
energetic industry, proclaim-him the right
man for that position, and induced me to
place him where he is now. ( Applause.)
The remarkable unanimity that has
charcterized your action in reference to
Judge Williams and myself inspires me
with hopes, and brilliant antimpations.
At'ite,gurs with certainty a favorable and
triumphant ratification - by the people, and ,
gives 'goodly promises of a glorious day.
in action.'When I - contemplate the la
bor, anxiety of mind, and_responsibility
that must necessilrily_ be devolved upon
merduring - the ttliivnes for an election-of
such magnitude,. a consciousness of the surrounding the task douses me
nstinctively to shrink from the , underta
king. .But L confidently look to a higher
Power, and to my- fellow-citizens for that
aid, support, and encouragement which
may enable me to guide
ship• with safety through the breakers of
the cooing conflict. Satisfied that my
trust is nottmisplimced, I unhesitatingly ac
cept the diStinguished honor that has boon
conferred upon me by this :honotible con
vention. ( Cheers. )
Three years, ago a similar honor was
conferred upon me at a period When our
nation was Just emerging f?om a most ter •
rib:e war; and with the dust of battle
sear :ely brushed train my own garments,
and politically inexperienced as I was, 1
ardently entered upon the contest
resulted so gloriously for the Republique
cause in 1966. I did netimecept the nomi
nation then -in the belief that in - my own
person I possessed any intrinsic merit,-or
had rendered any services to my country
which entitled me individually to receive
i ;'bet I accented it•as a complment to
my comrades in arms, and as a matter duo
to three hundred and sixty-tbree thousand
soldiers of Pennsylvania who, had rendered
noble services in the field, tin) aggregate
value of which can never be estimated,
and to whom we are indebted for a home
and a country. On their behalf I then
warmly thanked the convention, and hero
again desire to reiterate thoe thanks to you
And - now, after having served the greater
part of the time for which I was elected;
and after every official act of mine has
leen fully criticised and discussed by the
people and the press ; when you the cho
sen representatives of the people from ev
ery part of the Commonwealth, appear at
the bar of public opinion and testify in my
behalf, and confer upon mo the plaudit.
" Well done good and faithful servant,"
I certainly' need no better, no stronger,
no higher verdict. ( Applause. )
confided to me, I pledge you that it shall
be elated at time head of the ReptffiliCan
column, its movcinets - shall always bo di
rected by the sound of the heaviest firing,•
and - when the conflict is over, I confident
ally pordict the banner will be placed,' as
it were in 1866, in triumph upon the dome
of the'Capitol, wilhontSpot or blemish on
its stripes, and each and every star as
bright us when its first effulgence beamed
on the country, and Pennsylvania wil be
as true as when she signed " the sacred
convent that binds' the states together in
the bonds of an everlasting union, "
Should the people-again place me in the
executive chair, I will continue to use my
exertions to prolnote everywhere the peace
honor, and welfare Of ray native State,
and to secure all the blessings that a good'
government can bestow on a free, people.
And it shall bo my pleasure to. aid the
Chief Magistrate of the nation in his lau
dable effort. " Lot tia have peace," and
if necessity should require it I - will aid
him to preserve our national rights and
national honor, at all sacrifices and every
hazard. It shall be my special duty„to•
extend all the Infiuonci3 - 1` may possess, to
aid in procuring adequate- porteetioe for
every branch of domestic industry, and
productions, and to see that exact- Justice
shall be done to the 'mechanic and to 'We
laborer, as woll as the capitalist, and, as
far as possible:, to Make tinsel fool their in-
Lorests are olio and ins° Mehl& ( Oheers.)_
'Ae is candidate it a abbe -my constant,
aim - to extend, strengthen, ' and ,confirm
the amity and good feeling of, the,
Bean party, and in this work 'l ;sincerely'
invoke the aid of every true Republican.
I For my own part, I will not recognize di
i visions in the • party,' but will' from tide
time- forth look upon it only , As united,
harmonious patriotic, and enthusiastioin
rhe development. and determination 'of
the greatprinciplos and measures of prog
ressfor which it was organized, I have
no OfIOMICS in' whose punishment -I can .
take delight, and whatever has been said
- or - done in the excitement of --the-moVe,-
anehts prolitleinary to this convention that
was 'Niemand painful -to. me it frankly
forgiven; and as &vas possible obliterated'
from my Memory.„ : , '
The Republican party • has St 'proud re.'
cord in the past, and a glorious future be,;
fore it...lt has adoomplished more good iq
a shorter , space of time than any. other
ganization that ever existed,.and we have'
reason:66 rejoice that it still lives, Sand
moies'and bus a being:: Among its a-,
chiivrements Is the abolishment of slavery.. I
Thataeandal -to humanity and , epprnbl
uni of the nation lies dead amidst . ; its. wor
'shippers.: Tbe rights sndiprivireges of 'all
men itrgsseured'in theidlives, their hoMea.
their labfir, and their country. All tram
are protected beefed° they are mon,' with
out refereed) to race and color, .Tit the
language of-Abraham' LincOln. - !iiii cares '
for him who has borne the. battle,Mtd; for;
his widow, and orphan, and' seeks to
' Gen. William Lilly, of Carbon county.
, Gen. George B. Mcade,..of Philadelphia.
Hon. Thomas Marshall, of Alleghe
Hon. James 'O. Negley, of Allegheny
county. ' • • :
' The nominations were then closed. •
The names of Messrs Lawrence, White;'
Marshall, and Negley were , at 'onee'svith—
I p A. motion was offered to confirm the
norai nittron ofGen. Geary. by adia ii ation.
'Cries for a "ballot." The roll was then
called, and the vote,resulted as follows:
- . Porter • • .
Lilly - .
Meade - 4
The cleilts agreed in their tally. ' The
resillt was announced-by the Chairman,
who concluded by saying. ' ' -
• "General . John W.' Geary having a
, majority of all the votes cast, isliereby de-
Oared the nominee of this Convention for
Governor of Pennsylvania."-
'A scene of wild confusion and - delirious
eititement ensued. Delegates, officers
and auditors rose • th their feet, shouted in
hurrahs to each Other, tossed their hats in
the air, jumi.ed upon the benches in the
excess of-their gratification, and made the
hall echo and-re-echo with their loud and
long-continued chners. ... •
Col. John J. Patterson - moved that the
nomination.of Governor John. W. Geary,
bo made unanimors, which-was agreed to.
The following were appointed us the
committee to wait on Gov. Geary and in
t-m.ln him of his nomination: Henry
Souther, Captain Charles W. Butehman,
G. A. Grow, John- Coryoll, and Mahlon
NOMINATION FOR SUPREME JUDGE. - ' ,
Nominations for Judge of the Supremo
Court were then declared in order.
Judge Henry W. Williams, of • AIM-.
gbeny county, Was named.
The nominations were closed.
Judge Williams' was then declared the'
nominee of the convention for Judge-of
the Supreme Court by acclamation.
Another scene acheering followed. '
A committee was then appointed to ap
prise him of the 'action of the convention.
The chairman rapped the dnventiont.to
order, and the regular business proceeded.
GOV. OEARY GE THE PLATFORM
The committee appointed to wait upon
-GovAilearv-and-i n el-td"-hdWiflnif:
nation, returned kith° conventtop and
introduced him •te the delegates and a
large number of spectators present,
REMARKS 01' GOVERNOR GEARY
ohievo and cherish a lasting peace among
ourselves, and with all nations." Each
individuali is animated with love for the
Union .andfor universal liberty... -Never
was .a Republican found guilty of firing in
to the ffag,of his country, and shociting at
Its britVe defenders. The party has sacrert
deareed the payment - of the entire debt-
Ineurriel to save the life of the nation. In
a - word it has defeated the nations enemies
saved the Union, and caused it to bo more
highly respected' and admired through-
Mit_ the_ world_ than it ever has been be--
ore. ( Applaus..
Friends of tho 400,006 heroes, who' ied
.r the country, with such a glorious re
•rd bow can you surrender your country
to the hands ..of those who-would...beim
estroyed it-within the last six, years if
oy cquld I . The Union, id the ark, of safe
y. Thn Republican parti has proven
elf the true Mond of the Union. Sustain
he Republicans by victory,,',aud ,you will
berebY 'sustain the Union.- ''And 'suffer
of unrepentant rebels and their sympa
tzars over to touch the hallowed sanctu
ms of- either - “State or National Gev
nment. Then let us here high ly re
oleo," to preserve forever the former in
Virtue, Liberty, and Independence: "
d to protect, defend, perpetuate the lat.-
; lot us hero pledge anew, 00 Our lives,
fortunes, and our sacred honor. "
Gentlemen of the Convention again I
.ahlr. you. '
Governor Geary, at the close of his re•.
niarks was enthusiastically - applauded..
The resoltithin as to the manner of con
ituting -the State Central Committee
sing before the body, qt discussion took ,
lace on it.
-Mr. Galushe A. Grow proposed that the
ame number ofmembers be appointed as
era appointed lust year, and that the ap
portionment among the different counties
e similarly made.
The inequality in the matter of county
epresentation on the 'State _Committee
ave rise to an , 'anitnated debate.- The
Allegheny delegation contended 'that
Philadelphia bad now too groat a prepon
derance upon the committee,'and this was
warmly, rebutted by our city delegates on
ground that in proportion to population
,and territory, there was no unfairness in
the present auportionmentas fur as regard
A delegate proposed to amend" by pro
viding, for two members from each Sena
torial district, and
- 1 ; 111IWTI3
pllhs spoke at le,ngth.upon the question.
The amendment of Mr. Grow finally
prevailed, when - the resolution was adopt
ed, as follows:..
Rosolved, That the - Chairman of this
convention is hereby authorized to appoint
a chairman of the State Central Committee,
on the joint reendirnendation of the candi-
dates this day nominated, and that the
State Central Committee shall consist,
.during-the coming campaign; of the same
'number of delegates- from each county as
•the last committee, and they Shall be ap
pointed by the Senatorial and Repregenta
tive districts, except Allegheny, which
shall have eight members.
The following are the resolutions as
finally amended and adopted :
Resolved, That we rejoice in the glorious
national victory of 1868, which is bringing
peace, happiness, and, prosperity to us as a
Resolved, That we wholly approve of
the principles and policy of the Adminis
tration of„General Grant, and we heartily
endorse every sentiment centafned In his
inaugural address, and especially do here
by ratify and approve the late amendment
proposed by Congress - to the Constitu r tipn
of the 'United States, and known as the
Reio . lred, That we have conlidanco Witt
the General Administration will wisely
and firmlyoreteet the interests and dignity
of the Nation in respect to-our just claims
against Great Biltain, and that w,p widorse.
the action of the ISenate in. rejecting the
Johnson-Olarondon treaty, known as the
Resolved, That we heartily sympathize
with the struggling people' of all Nations
efforts to attain universal freedom
and the invaluable rights of man.
Resolved, That we confidently endorse
the' Administration of General John
Geary as wise, economical and honast, and
that it - deserves; - neit 'lfni received, - the
approval of the-people of Pennsylvania,
and - we especially commend his uni:Orrn
efforts to restrain, the evils of special legis
Resolved, That in Hon. Henry W.
Williams, our candidate for, the Supreme
Court, wo present a learned, pure, and
patriotic jurist, who will adorn the high
position to which we purpose.tii elect him.
Resoivedi That •we reiterate and .effirrn
our adherence to the doctrine of protection,
as proclaimed in the ninth resolution o
the platform, adopted at the State Convon
tion of March 7, 1866.
Resolved, That wo endorse the ticke".
this day' nominated, and pledge to it our
hearty and cordial support.
Resolved. That the Chairman of this
convention is hereby authorized to appoint
a chairman of the State Central Committee
.on thn..join.t. recommendation, of- the can-.
didates this day nominated, and that the
State Central Committee shall consist-,
during the coming campaign, of the same
number of delegates from each county, Lis
the last'committee, and they shall be ap
pointed by the Senatorial and Represen
tative districts,'except —. B.llegheny, which
shall have eight members.
The series of reßblutions having been
completed, and the business of the conven
tion fully transacted, the body 'adjourned
Our New York Lefton
Coetelipoodence of the Herald
NEw YORE, Juno 29, 1869.
DEAR " HERALD"
Strangers visiting New York and remain
ing over Sunday rarely omit visiting Ply
mouth Church, ( Henry Ward Beecher's )
in Brooklyn, a suburb, as facetious Now-
Yorkers-will 'have. it, of New York, con
taining the moderato population of three
What Mr. Beecher is, the country know s
and admires rand his church - the homliCst
in architecture, (A Cumberland Valley'
Bruit' is Andre °laboratory ornamented )
And the most convenient,' like the barn a
foresaid, in all its atrangements. It is a live
church, and Mr'. Beecher believes in ma
king it the most cheerful and agreeable
place, next to . the home circle, in the
w,prld. It has its extensive Sunday School,.
its active young people's associatfon for
social purposes, of which a Dieltinson.Col
lege boy was President last year,, and last
and latest its organ concerts on the great
iorgon, which cost the comfortable little
sum of 90,000 dollars and upwards. The
principal manager of this last.enterprise is
the graduate above named,' , Their object
was to popularize the hest organ music,
and to that end they were .gi'ven. on Sat
urday afternoons, at four, when people hero
are most at leisure.- And the price of ad
mission the altnoit nominal sum of "fifteen
cents, or, ton tickets for ono dollar —simply
to defray the necessary expenditures.
Tbo finest.organists of this vicinit:Y,'also
a Boston and 'Philadelphia, breve played
at these concerts, twenty- two in all, , and
to an average audience of (I 5,00 0) people..
The success is unprecedented, and the' pa
'pore aro citing it as an incentive to other
churches to do likewise. They ••say, it ,„tik
abitme.to abut up the beet'halis and,
gams 'in the country six..days in the • week
and open 'them only on Sunday, that they
ought to' be made cheerful, and homelike,
BO that the children will always h.— "
„."4 . Lyi have tho
happiest associations aboutthe church, and
not to go into one as into a sepulchre.
I have soon no account of the commence.'
moat proceedings in the New York papers,
but suppose you had the uSuargood time.
Dickinson has as tine n•location and every
extraneous requirement for-ito eminently
successful institution, and mow that the
war is over;l.. see no reason why oho
shouldn't bo as prosperous as during the
Presidenpy of Dr.' Collins. It is an of.
fort to write that name out,' for WP used
to call him affectiondtply and not irrevOr
ently,• "Old Doc." Ho was an • oxoollent
disciplinarian, and fair, consistent 'and im
nartial. As President of the Start Femalit
College at Morn - phis, T am told that ho Is
pecuniarly more prosperoui than aeon=.tury's work tit Dickinson Wouldhave made
• The pooplo of Carlisle may not have en
tirely forgotten the ixtemorablo class. of
1868, the largest (and' of course trio ,baitt
as is oath) class that over graduated from
DiPkinson. I have just hoard of the death . ;
Of John C. Brooking, pf that ease, . who
died of Consumption at Huntivllle,Mis
souri, last March:. Ho loft ono child, his
Laving, goof), before him a year or' to.
Brooking was a- superior nip, a good
christian and . ii.uOtt' beloved..
- have just received dome facts too in iv=
gard to . J. M. il. Hulsey, of tho same class,
wto - Was from Georgia. • Ho was a rough
diamond, and a nobld hearted follow. Ho
wee: practicing law at Atlanta when the
war broke owt and onliste4 in the Bth Ctaor
. • - •-•-• :
gia regiment, and was clef_ Orderly
Sergeant.— At the first Bull Run he- was
dangerously. wounded but re ,, vered.! In
the seven AA - fight he was again 'wound
ed slightly, and at the second Bill Run as
Captain in the same regiment lost a leg,
w h i l e id the woods with only te private
abldier for a nurse, the arteries broke and
no aid at hand ho awaited with calmness
the appro ck of death. Just before ho
died, he sang "I would net live alway, ,,
and scarcely had its sound died away when
his spirit was with his Maker.
Of the State School Stiperintetulent on the
„land County., •-\,;. '
DEPA.II,TMENT OF Comfort SOH'eObS,
Harrisburg, June, I:7 1869. f
~•• In the matter of thelobjectliMe,to the
lash° of a commission to Geerge. - 11N10Wartz
as County Superintendent oftfievounty of
Cum berlaritillitkidektOriorge litilde
man and others;and:Bledllay 27th, - 1869: -
The facts in thicase'areaubstantially as
follows: The Convention of Directors to
elect a County Superintendent for thecoun
ty of - Cumberland, mot at Carlisle, •May
4th, 1869; and having duly organized,
several ballotings took place. without re
sulting in an election.___Pinally,
candidates but two informally withdrew,
and the ballot stood, 66 for Geo. W. Swartz,
55 for D. E.•Httat, and one Director, al
though known to •be present, refused to
vote, not desiring the election of either of
these gentlemen. The President of the
Convention then declared' Mr. Swartz •
elected, but when objections to his decision
were • made, and .the law relating to the
election of County Superintendents was
read, ho refused to, decide the question,
stating that the matter would be left in the
hands ofthe State
Convention adjourned inconsiderable con
fusion. Subsequently, d certificate of elec
tion was received at the School Department
signed by John C. Kirk, President, and J.
A. McCune and George W.' Haldeman,
Secretaries of, the Convention, in which
they certify that;. , Geo. W. Swartz, whose
address is Boiling Springs, was, declared
elected, viva twee, by a majority of the
On the 27th of May, a petition wee re
ceived by the State Superintendent, sign
ed, or_Turporting to he signed, ,by twenty
i3ue directorti of_the-county,-charging,
retrthut-theroluctina-uf Ghtn.ge - W7Surgrtz --
was illegal; and second, that he is incom- '
potent to discharge properly the duties of
the office. A protest against the commis
sioning ot Mr. Swartz was-also-received
from 11,e of the directors of the Dickinson
district, but Williiititt• making any specific
churgb against him.
A hearing was accorded the parties in
terested, at the rooms of the School Depart-.
ment, on Tuesday, Juno 15th, when, it
'appearing that the directors signing the _
petition containing the - charges,
in scarcely any case, designate d the dis
tricts in.which they lived, andconsequently
rendered it impossible to determine wheth
er they represented a Majority of one-fifth
of all the boards in the county or other-
Wise, and teat the charges made .were not
supported by the affidavits of any of the
persons mating them, nu action could be
taken upon the objections made, and . they
were dismissed . This being the -- 9ase, all
the argument proiented with reference to
the legality or illegality of Me. tSwartes
election was wholly unnecessary, for in the
absence of objections, made ny directors
according to the act of Assembly, which
provides the mode of making such-objec
tions,the State Superintendent of Common .
_Schools is not competent to adjudicate a
question of that character. It is held that
unless objections be made in a legal way
te_ao doing, a State Superintendent must
Tiffilmission any person having the requi
site qualifications of a literary, moral and
professional character, who rec eived a eer
' tifleate of election, legal in matter and
form, from a properly constituted conven
tion of directors. •
A much moreseribus question, however,
remains to be considered. It concerns the
certificate of election presented by the of
ficers of the Convention. • laitsuelLa car
tit:Mate as,the law requires?-• Is, We certi
ficate of election at all ? Can any one
determine from it who was electect County
Superintendent - nrCtimberland cou4y, 9r
whether' any legal election took Place?
In. determining this qu'estion, ii is not
as before intimated, considered within the
.province of the State Superintendent, of
his own motion, to make inquiry- into the
matter of the legality of the election of Mr.
Swartz. Thiti could - have been done only
in ease objections to the issue of a.commis-
Mon to him had been made'hccordixig to
law, by a majority of at least one-fifth of
all 'the boards of. directors in the county,
accompanied by the necessary nufliber of
The question is, therefore, norm - wed
down to this, first—ls the certificate of
election received in the case of Mr. Swartz
.the. law requires? and, second, if
not, can the State Superintendent issue a
commission based.tipon it?
— That the certificate of election is not
linch a one as the law requires, appears
from the following.considerations:
11. It does not contain the matter it is
required by law to contain. Sec.
Digest of School Dews foi -1866, requires
County Superintendents to be selected viva
vase by a majority-of the whole number of
directors present," but the certificate of
election in Cumber'ar.d county substitutes
the phrase " elected viva voce by a major
ity of the directors voting." Sect. OM,
Digest of the same date as above, provides
that it shall be the duty of the president
and secretary of the tri-ennial.conventiod
of directors, to certify to the Superinten
dent of Common Schools, the name and
post office address of the person elected
County Superintendent, in pursuance of
the provisions of thtrat-t," but the officers
of the convention aforesaid say, not that
Mr. Swartz was elected, but that he "was
declared elected." -
2. It is not in the form .prescribed by
the School .Department. The prescribed
form of the certificate of election of. a,
County Superintendent contains the.mat
ter made by law*Ossential.to the character
°belch a certificate;-_but-this -form- seems
to have been purposely changed, to corres
pond with the facts designed to be report
ed. This change would' not perhapd'in-
Validate tliq. certificate, if it,contained the
matter required by law, but es it is, it
weighs against its validity.
3. It was not designed to be a legal cer
tificate The Secretaries of the Convention
wore of the opinion that Mn'. Stvartz 'had
not been legally elected. The President
simply "declared" him elected, and said
the question concerning the validity of the
election might bo decided by the State Su
perintendent. The.expressme used in the
certificate; signed by both- tho President
and the two Secretaries, "declared elect
ed," instead of " eleeted,"'as found in both
the law' and -the form of .certificato, pre
scribed by the School Department)shows'
sotto their design was flt° certif to the
positive fact of Mr. Swartes , elee on, but
rather to communicate their opi lea that
ho bad, not been'elected. Mr. irk, the
President of the Convenaon, in n afilda-:
vit . sinee takerOmys, le subStance, , ,,thati
while at'firit'lte 4 " declared" Mr. Sikarti
elected, and believed .such to be the case,
he afterwards, upon hearing the law read,
changed his decisioh, and refased to decide
the, question one way or, the other. .4%
alio'swouri, "Teat in) Signing thareertf
ficate.Of election, made 'out' by the Seer&
tarieg Whe• bad expressed' the ,opinion In'
the Convention that Mr. Swartz was not ,
legally elected, I did not consider that I
was certifying positively to the - eleotiot
Mr. Swartz, as I would have done had no
objections been raised and no doubt exist
ed in my own mind 'in reference to the
validity of that election, but my Intention
In signing it was simply to communicate
the exact facts of the case to the State Se
porintendent for his dectsion."
Prom these considerations, it is evident
that the certificate of Mr. Swartz's election
Is not only not such a ono' as the law re
quires,,but that it Amnia, by implication
at least, the very facts that.ought to 'be
certified to, in such a certificate: , - - •'
As -the Qortifipatebtc.*: Skvartz's sled. ! ;
Son is not Such. a one as the law.reiluires,
can the S u peri n ten d en t of Common. Schools
issue. 1/ oonimiseion .hatiod,'.Upon'' ; 'itr, :If
no certificate of eleotion.bad beettrinieived;
Of course, no aommission • could have been ,
lashed. As ono Wei iedelved, Whieb t 'whilii
it'perports to be a certificate of - election,
fails to certify to, even if it doesmot denh't
the essential theta required by law' to:ba'
centained'in r web a• dertifleate, , it is my,
opinion that, any,commissioir based upon
it. Wiiiild be invalidi , 4thereferk'deollile .
to issue a commission' to Use. W. SWarth
as County Superintendent of the county:
of,cunitierlatid t , 'arid; as the 'Roane/360
occurring. cannot be filled" ftif Iho'itirth4'
reason-as , given in the case of iMr t .Swairta
by' cotainiMionlng IX. 'E. , Stuitywhii4es
calved tho next to the highisfilyetiO totV
'be filled according to liilt , :bY.a . Filier eaent.,
,: ' • OF. P t MICHERSIIIA ~•'•
' • 80Petintendent CloasztotkVoool.:' .'
gouni / 11 0 10 PIlig ‘Ntattgrs
FonitTH OF . Jupv.--,We understand
that it is' the intention of our tner`diente
to keep. Monday, July sth, as the National
AnniTersary, nod not Saturday; the Bd.
rirOn Saturday . the .n inet., the
Poet Ofllde will be . .opon between the hours
of seven eliaciasicka • "--- LL
two andlolii; P. X
The Banks of the botough will be closed
on Eincorday, , tbe 8d inst.
Aliptlitsrla'b' TO 'A CAirirrfintr.;==We
learn that our. yOung toWnaman;-P.P?lrt
ContaLis, 80/1 of Ennui's _Conlikl.A.l4
Esq., has, thrOngh the=instruChthitality of
Iron: R: HAtiniatix; bdea.apPolifted txiis
Cadetship at the Military Academy at
West Point. 74 - oung Cenr . tar*la i yonth
graduate of our High
dchogl, and in hia 'Wrelation Will doubt=
lose do credit to himself. • •
_now strong indications-that the:monunent—
to the memory of the gallant soldiers of
Cumberland county who fell in defence of
the Union, will be completed : Already
the fouhdation has been laid upon the Court
Home Square, and we are assured by the
oontraetor, :gr. R. OWEN, that' the work
upon the' monument' will be pushed rap
idly. Now, then, is the time bar our citi
zens to contribute to tho completion of
this patriotic work, and,we hope they will
do'so liberally. ' •
RELiOlous NoTion.—Tkie corner
stone of the Nev( _Evangelical Church on
West Lowther Hireet,- near Irniap
Engine House, Carlisle, will be laid with
appropriate Ceremonies on Sunday the
11th, inst., ut.3o'clock P: M.
''Proi. J. B. Leas, of the., Northwestern
College, Plainfield, 111., will be present
and deliver•an address. July Ist, 1869.
.libcpuitsioN.—Don't forget the ex-,
eursion to Mt. Holly on the South Moun
tain. Rail Road-to-morrow, the Brd. The
fare is only fifty cents for the round trip;
tickets to be procured at the office of the
Cumberland Valley Rail Road. We have
no doubt Mit that the entertainment which
the llook anct iiridder: Company -will-fur
nish will prove most satisfactory.
DEATH OF REV. DR. GREENLEAF.
—The Rev. Dr. Greenleaf, rector of the
Church of Emanuel, Brooklyn, New York,
died suddenly in a chair, in the vestry
room, on Monday night of last week. He
was a son of the late Judge Greenleaf, of
Dr GREMNLEAF was nt.ohe'time Rector
of St. John's Episcopal church of Carlisle,
where he odich.ted for ti number of years,
and was much beloved by his parishoners.
He whs an able writer s an eloquent preach
er, and a Christian gTentleman,
FINE TOBACCOS, ELEGANT
ES AND OASES.—To all lovers'of the Weed
Etherial, *a would say go to the store of
JAMES P. I.lxpic No. 23, West.lltain St.
Ells chewing and smoking tobaccos, his
cigars, pouch - ea and. cigar - cases- are the
best that can be obtained on this side of
Philadelphia, aiuHiesides all these he
keeps constantly on hand a large and well.
selected stock of gentleman's fancy goods.
Give hlm a call and you will not regret - it.
M. BERNHATItiT .- the renown - ea
Oculist and Optician, at the instance of a
mbar of our citizens,) has been induced
to remain in Carlisle until Mondfiy the
12th insL, after -which time he will visit
chambersburg. His rooms - are at the
Bentz_House, where we would earnestly
recommend those- of our readers whose
oyes aro in any wsy affected to call. We
-have examtaed the Lenses which the Dr.
manufactured, and find them inilnitely
superior to anything- of. the kind ever be-
fore exhibited in Carlisle, his accu
rate knowledge of everything pertaining
to the eye enables him to so adjust specta
cles as to give the greatest possible aid to
weak oyes without injuriously straining
THE STEINNISCRE MURDER.—The
following item in relation to Dr. P.A.ar.
SCIIOEPPE, we publish, as we believe it . will
be interesting to our readers: •
At a recent meeting of the Medical As
sociation of the District of 'Columbia, a
communication was received from Doctor
Bchoeppe, recently convicted of murder in
the first degree, at Carlisle, Pa., In causing.
the (loath of Miss Stinnocke,yf Baltimore,
by administering prussic acid. He gibes
the notes of the case for which he is con
victed, and asked for an expression of
opinion, probably to be used, if favorable,
with an application for pardon, or a com
mutation of the ,sentence. After a long
discussion, in which it was urged that the
communication 'contained too vague a de
scription of the case, the Secretary was t 4.
reeled to simply acknowledge its receipt.
ing ja RALSTON'S Soda Water. , Let all -
who wish to forget the` heat.sind.exhaus
tion of this hot Weather, call and try It:
WE the undersigned committee of
the Indies,' Cii:Cular of thO , A. M. E. church
of Carlisle, take 'this means of stating to
the public thp proceeds of -the festival that
wo hbld for the benefit of the above church."
mentioned. No withstanding it rained
almost every nig t we cleared 40 dollars,
which we paid Mr: Beetem. on the debt
of the Church.
We return our sincere thanks to the la
dies and gentlemen of Carlisle for their
beral contributions to . UV on that occasion,
and we do
h . go and pray that
,the Father of wi altnitiy reward them ac
.cordingly, • nrid'that they may ever en- ,
deavor to midst usAiniil we are relieved of
the heavy burdOn , that is ibsting,upon OS.
. ' • ' Respectfully, '
, • •• Mrs. Margaret ,
Mary A. Jones.
Dir,ltiebardson;,. Com" -
PREVEN'TIoN BETTED. VIE!4r4"
,The rapidly Mereasing'Sale, unprecedent
-cd popularity and.benetlcent--and-lastipt—
,roiults of the" donstitatien Bittiitft, — Stre'
'alike subjects of comment and astonish
,ment. Mild and certain in their action
on• the animal economy, PrOfriptinOliera-'
tion Producing tone.of, the ip• effects in
cident to hitters , generally vo ided. For
.the prevention and Mitigation ofsea-eick
flees they • aro pleasingly adapted. Tor .
Counteracting ;the,. deleterious
‘ effects, re- •
suiting from a change of wafer, and for
areib,e•,Arlyt - lcto'tp" - tbr i theret derangement's,.
cOnsequent:npon the: liitialittioriaan4
Mial3rnifarlsing frdin the Swarapi, morass.°
•Os:an,d',tiarlaid ;safari of the .Iyest, which.. •
Conti fliso large imicentifgo . of putties
tout and (I q•nYlPglani ll4l •atd. fl i rtiP l l l V./Y ' •
are sold 'by
: all . ' ,
;.Whilttha. people Wan't, r /AWi4licOongh, -
:"'Eakr . ND FOUNDthe beel
and_chapeo : otio ‘to. - :buiyoritygoalery,
Gloves, proptlotei • oko.; st the New 'York
*snob ',• •
tchit; 14 lot' og .113044,1;Y• mot -
thti•NeW nrk Bratick 48 N.,
,HitrtOVer Street; Ortilliii;; 1"'"