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LANCASTER, PA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1880.
Frtee Tw Onte.
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Has Just opened a
SELECT STYLES and uone but the best et
Me. SI North Queen Street.
LoMen and New Tork
IN GREAT VARIETY,
j?0ft MEFS WEAR,
NOW OPEN AT
SM ALI NG'S
THE ARTIST TAILOR.
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
We have fei sale for the coining seasons an
Immense Stock of
3t our own manufacture, which comprises the
tateet and Most
Come and see our
which is larger and composed of the best styles
;e beyeundln the city.'
D. B. Hostetter & Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
All in want of Fine or Fancy Cabinet Werk
would de well te cell and examine specimens
et our work.
OFFICE FURNITURE A SPECIALTY.
15 East King Street.
-VXTHOLESALE AMD RETAIL.
Ne. 227 NORTH PRINCE STREET.
A K. McCANN, AUCTIONEER OF KEAL
JSu, Estate and Personal Property. Orders
left at Ne. 35 Charlette street, or at the Bleck
Herse Hetel, 44 and 46 North Queen street, will
receive prompt attention. Bills made out and
Ne. 1MW NORTH QUEEN STREET, near P. R.
K. Depot, Lancaster, Pa. Geld, Sliver and
Nickel-cased Watches, Clialns, Clocks, Ac.
Agent ler the celebrated Pantoscepic Specta
cles and Eyc-Glasscs. Repairing a specialty,
We have Just received a second invoice of
M Lancaster Movement.
te which we call special attention of anyone
wanting a Reliable Watch at a LOW PRICE.
106 EAST KING STREET,
WeSb End, in isk. Geld Cuses.
WeSL End, in Hk. Geld Cases.
WeSt Elld, in Silver Hunting Cases.
WeSt End, in Silver open-face Cases.
Ne. 20 East King Street, Lancaster, Pa.
902 Chestnut Street,
FOR BRIDAL PRESENTATIONS.
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT IN NEW
Tea Services, Ferks, and Spoons,
Fancy Silver, Complete
Our stock in this department is
unexcelled. We guarantee superior
quality at positively lowest prices.
Orders and inquiries by mail will
roceive prompt attention. Goods by
express en approval.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
for Lancaster City and County, at
L M. FLYNN'S
Ne. 42 WEST KING STREET.
Ne. 32 East Kinff St., Lancaster, Pa.
Schools of Lancaster City,
NEW AND SECOND-HAND.
At the LOWEST PRICES, at the Beet Stere of
JOM BAEBS SOES,
15 and 17 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
MARBLa, WO.RKS. '
WM. P. FRATTiEY'S
MONUMENTAL MABBLE WORKS
708 Nerm yueen Street, Lancaster, Pa.
MONUMENTS, HEAD AND FOOT STONES,
. GARDEN STATUARY,
CEMETERY LOTS ENCLOSED, Ac.
All work guaranteed and satisfaction given
In every particular.
N. V. Remember, works at the extreme end
of North Queen street. ni30
CI BAIN SPECULATION
JT In large or small amounts. $25 or $20,000
Writc W. T. SOULE & CO.. Commission Mer
chants, 130 La Halle street, Chicago, 111., for cir
1 'BUSSES I TBUSSES t ! TRUSSES I t !
. Sufferers from Rupture will findthe safest,
easiest and cheapest Trusses in the world en
exhibition and for sale by
ANDREW G. FRET. Druggist,
Cor. N. Queen and Orange Sts, Lancaster, Pa.
Call and see.
Alse, the only sure cure for Plica.
FREY's UNIVERSAL PILE SUPPOSITORY.
Never tails. Price. 50c. and 73c. a box.
ULL'S DBUG STOBE.
PURE DRUGS AND CHEMICALS.
All Kinds of
HULL'S DRUG STORE,
IS West King St., Lancaster, Pa.
Alse a Large and Fine Assortment of
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES,
American, Frcnchand English PERFUMERY,
Teeth, Hair, Nail. Flesh, Cleth, Shaving and
Infant Brushes, Preparations for the Teeth,
Soaps, Hair Oils and Pomades, Trusses, Shoul
der Braces and Supporters.
PURE GROUND SPICES.
FISHING TACKLE, BODS AND REELS
of Every Description.
HULL'S DKUG STORE
Ne. 15 WEST B3NQ STREET.
KIDNEY AND LIVER CURE.
Kiiey s Li?ef
$1.25 PER BOTTLE.
A Positive Remedy for ALL Kid
ney, Liver and Urinary Troubles of
both Male and Female.
READ THE RECORD:
"It saved niy life." J?. E. Lakely, Selma,
" It Is the remedy that will cure the muny
diseases peculiar te w omen." "Mether's Maya
zine. " It has passed severe tests and rren endorse
ments lrera some of the highestmcdical talent
in the country." AVif Yerk World,
"Ne remedy heretofore discovered can be
held for ene moment In comparison with it."
C. A. Harvey, D. D., Washington, D. C.
This Great Natural Remedy is for Sale
by Dmgglsts in all Farts of the World.
TRY IT AND TAKE NO OTHER.
H. H. WARNER & CO.,
BOCHESTEB, N. Y.
"CAMPAIGN GOODS t
New Samples ! New Styles !
Clubs and Committees invited te call nnd ex
amine our goods before purchasing.
CAPES, COATS, nATS. CAPS, HELMETS
TORCHES. BADGES, STREAMERS,
FLAGS, BURGEES, (Political '
Lanterns very cheap.)
Bunting Flags of All Sizes.
Portraits of Presidential Nominees
en cloth, suitable ier Banners nnd Transpar
encies. PLASH TORCH.
Every Club ought te have some, even it they
de net have them for entire Club.
D. S. BUKSK,
17 East King Street, Lancaster. .
ROBES, BLANKETS, JtC.
OIGN OF THE BUFFALO HEAD.
I have new en hand the Largest, Best and
Cheapest Assortment of Lined and Unllncd
BUFFALO ROBES In the city. Alse LAP
AND HORSE BLANKETS Of every descrip
tion. A full line of
Trunks and Satohels,
Harness, Whips, Cellars, &c.
O-Kepairlng neatly and promptly dene.-t,
103 North Queen St., Lancaster.
FOUNDERS AND MACHINISTS.
SHOP ON PLUM STREET,
Oppesttbiub Locehottvb Works.
The subscriber continue te manufacture
BOILERS AND BTEAM ENGINES,
Fer Tanning nnd ether purposes
Sheet-iron Werk, and
49 Jobbing promptly attended te.
auglMydJ JOHN BEST.
CHINA. AND GLASSWARE.
f BEAT BABGA1NS
CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE.
A large assortment of
Fancy Flower Pets,
Plain Flower Pets.
A fall line of them in our window.
HIGH & MARTIN,
Ne. IS EAST KING STREET.
Lancaster Organ Hairy
Without a doubt furnish the FINEST IN
STRUMENTS in the Market. Warcroems 33)
North Queen street. Manufactory in the rear,
llranch Office, 15J East Kipg Street.
Alex. McKillips, Proprietor.
Alse Agent ter Lancaster County for
ciinjntuiw x surra leieeraica
- PIANOS. -
A Full Line et Sheet and ether Music, Small
Instruments, Violins. Banjos, Band Instru
ments, &c always en band. t!3-lydS Alyw
TUESDAY EVENING, SEPT. 14, 1880.
m CREDIT MOBIM
WHAT IT WAS.
UABriELU'S CONNECTION WITH IT.
The Jiulsment ortheimesUcutiu;; Commit
tee The Condemnation by lit-. Con
stituents and its Effect in Kach
During llie presidential campaign cf
1872 Herace Greeley, in one of his cele
bmtcd speeches, condensed the entire
Credit Mebilier case in a nutshell, expos
ing the fraud and shame of theso congress
men who shared in its profits. Since then
the details of the job have almost forgot
ten ; and it is well te reproduce the facts.
It will be remembered that enormous sub
sidies of public money and public lands
had been granted te the Union Pacific rail
read te secure its constiuetien. The idea
was conceived of forming a sepaiate con
struction company composed of the stock
holders of the Union Pacilie, and this com
pany, se organized, was te leceivc im
mense sums for building the read west of
Omaha. The Union Pacific company con
tracted with the sub-company, called the
Credit Mebilier, or in ether weids, con
tracted with themselves, te build the read
for about twice or three times its legiti
mate cost. Of course the piefits from the
job was enormous. The stock in the
Credit Jlebilier company was worth a
premium of two, tlnec and four hundred
per cent. This fact, however, was kept
seciet by the stockholders who feared a
congtcssienal investigation and exposure.
Though the stock was .se valuable it was
distributed among congressmen at par,
with interest only added. Hut some
members did net have, or pretended net te
have, the money te pay for it even at par.
General Garfield was one f them. In his
case, and in ether cases like his, Oakcs
Ames held the stock for them until their
dividends paid for the principal and inter
est. In a klm i tiiue the stock assigned te
GarJuhl teas net only paid for in this utni.
but there icas ahe a balance nf ever $:?'21),
tchieh was p lid te him in cash, leaviwj him
entitled te the amount of 3tech assigned te
him icith a check for $32i), icitheut his pay
ing a cent out of his eicn pocket.
Oakes Ames was aided in these transac
tions by Durant and McComb ; and it was
the letters of McComb published by the
New Yerk Sun, that led te the exposure
of the job.. McComb wrote that he in
tended ''placing the stock where it would
de the most geed," and in another famous
letter, he urged a strict adherence te the
policy of " addition, division and silence."
Anether member wrote : "we want mere
friends in this Congress ;"' and yet another
said : "he found no difficulty in getting
men te leek after their own prepcity "
meaning that theso congressmen who held
the stock were te protect it by suppressing
any movement looking te investigation
and exposure. There were two or three
attempts made te have' the matter iirvcsti
gatcd, but they wcte promptly choked in
the dark, Oakes Ames having judiciously
distributed the stock " Where it would de
the most geed." Hut the scandal contin
ued te grew in proportions as the scandal
leaked out, and with the feeling of alarm
which followed, there was a general dispo
sition en the part of the congressional
stockholders te drop it. This they did in
cacer haste, Garfield particularly pretend
ing that he never held it. But the testi
mony of Ames is conclusive if trustworthy;
and the production by Ames of his memo
randum boekjShowing the amount of stock
held by Garfield and the amount of divi
dends paid him makes the cac against
him tee strong te be resisted.
General Garlield's Implication.
Frem his own sworn testimony before the Po
land committee, January 14, 1S7"J.
J never eiened, received or agreed te re
ceive any stock of the Credit Ifebilier or of
the Union Pacific railroad nor any dividends
nor profits arising from either of them.
Trem Judge Poland's Repert, February IS.
Garfield's Testimony Puijutcd.
The facts in regard te Mr. Garfield, as
found by the committee, are that he
agreed with Mr. Ames te take ten shares
of Credit Mebilier stock, but did net pay
for the same. Mr. Ames received the
eighty per cent, dividend in bends and
sold them for ninety-seven per cent, and
also received the cash dividend, tc7tich to
gether with the price of theeteck and inter
est, left a balance of $329. Tiiis sum icas
paid ever te JFr. Garfield by a check en the
scrgeant-at-arms, and Sir. Garfield then
understood this sum icas the balance of divi
dends after paying for the stock.
Frem the New Yerk Times, February iy, 1S7J.
Of the members lcfcrrcd te Mcssts.
Kelly and Garfield present a most dis
tressing figure. The participation in the
Credit Mebilier affair is complicated by the
most unfortunate contradictions of testi
mony which the committee de net under
take te unravel. The only possible com
ment en their case is that had they taken
a perfectly upright course in the matter,
and refused te have anything te de with
the stock, no occasion for contradiction
could have arien.
Frem the New Yerk Time, February '-), 1S7X
The character of the Credit Mebilier was
no secret. The source of its profits was
very well known at the time congressmen
bought it. Though Oakcs Ames may have
succeeded in concealing his own motive,
which was te bribe congressmen, their ac
ceptance of the stock was net en that ac
count innocent. The dishonor of the act,
as a participation in an obvious fraud, still
Seme of them have indulged in testi
mony with refcrence te the matter which
has been contradicted. Tite committee
distinctly rejects the testimony of several of
the members, lius can only be done en the
ground that is untrue. But untrue testi
mony given under oath is met ally, if net
It is the clear duty of Congress te visit
with punishment all who took Credit Mo Me
.bilicr stock from Oakcs Ames.
Frem the New Yerk Tribune, Febi itai y 10, 1S'3.
Let us gather up the ends from all this
snarl of testimony and sec, if possible,
just where we staud. Ecad the evidence.
With varying degress of guilt or guilty
knowledge, every man of them, with ene
exception (Mr. Blaine) has been obliged
te confess that at some time he has held
this stock, and at some time under stress
of conscience, let us hope, that is net fully
proven get rid of it. New let us go
slowly ever the list :
.Tamps A. GARFIELD, of Ohie, had ten.
shares; he never paid a dollar; received
$329, which after the investigation began he
teas anxious w nave censiuerea as a lean
from Oakcs Ames te himself. .
Well, the wickedness of it ail is that
these men betrayed the trust of the peo
ple, deceived their constituents, and by
their evasions and falsehoods confessed the
transaction te be disgraceful. Pass no
resolution. Drep it where it is. Remand
the whole business te the people.
Frem the Indianapolis Journal, Feb. 20, 1873.
As te the ether members of the Heuse
who are mere or less complicated in the
business, viz : Bingham, Kelly and Gar
field, the committee report the act te the
Heuse without recommending any action.
Every honest man will say
that they did a wrens thintr.
The people de net elect men te Congress
te enable them te enrich themselves by in
vestments opposed te public interests.
They de deserve cen
sure, and whether Congress administers it
or net, we entertain no doubt their con
stituents will. . Every
member of Congress who deliberately
handled Credit Mebilier stock is unworthy
of future confidence.
Frem the Indianapolis News, Feb. 26,1673.
If the Credit Mebiliers are te be pun
ished, it will be unfair te step with A and
is in the alphabet. Ge clear through.
Ames and Brooks are bad, but no werse
than Colfax, Dawes, Garfield, etc.
Condemned at Heme.
The Nineteenth Ohie district, which Mr.
Garfield has represented in Congress, has
always returned him without opposition in
his party for either the nomination or the
election from 1863 te 1872 inclusive. The
Credit Mebilier operations became known
in 1873 and the next year Mr. Garfield was
a candidate for renominatien as usual, in
the face of the Poland report. His vote
in 1872 was 19,189, and his majority 10,
933. In 1874 one WikelT a man without
any particular strength was at the head
of the Ohie Republican state ticket as a
candidate for secretary of state. The vote
received of Wikeff and Garfield in the
Nineteenth district may be seen of the fol
lowing table :
Trumbn 11 2,847
Totals 12,591 13,483 2,892
Here, it will be seen, Garfield ran behind
his ticket in every county in his district
even in his own county an aggregate of
2,892. His majority at that election was
only G,31G against 10,935 at the previous
congressional election. It will be seen
also that while he lcceived 19,189 votes in
18T2 he polled only 12,591 in 1874.
In lbiO he was again the candidate of
his party and even in that presidential
year ran 1,748 votes behind Hayes in his
own district. On the 17th of Septembcr,
1870, the Republicans of his district who
were opposed te his re-election, held a con
vention at Warren, Ohie, and adopted
resolutions concerning Mr. Garfield's
course. The following resolutions con
demnatory of his general course were
"1. That there is no man te-day offi
cially connected with the administration
of our national government against whom
are preferred mere and graver charges of
corruption than are publicly made and
abundantly sustained against James A.
Garfield, the present representative of this
congressional district and the nominee of
the Republican convention for re-election.
"5. That since he first entered Congress
te tlii 3 day there is scarcely an instance in
which rings and monopolies have been ar
rayed against the interests of the peeple,
that he has been found active in speech or
vote upon the side of the latter, but in
almost every case he has been the ready
champion of the rings and monopolies."
The Gth resolution of that convention
related te his connection with the Credit
Mebilier iniquity and was as fellows :
"C. That we further arraign and de
nounce him for his corrupt connection
with the Credit Mebilier, for his false de
nials thereof te his constituents, for his
perjured denial thereof before a committee
of his peers in Congress, for fraud upon
his constituents in circulating among them
a pamphlet purporting te set forth the
finding of said committee and the evidence
against him when in fact material por
tions thereof were emitted and garbled."
On the 10th of September, 187C, the
committee appointed by thi3 convention
issued an address te the Republicans of
the district, of which the following ex
tracts arc presented :
" The Republican party has dene much
te purify itself within itself. Its whisky
ring revenue officers are convicted and im
prisoned ; Belknap is deposed and im
peached, and only escapes conviction by a
technicality. Its salary stealing, Credit
Mebilier, pavement jobbing congressmen
ate mostly retired. James A. Garfield re
mains. Richard C. Parsons, his compeer
as a great patent pavement lawyer, nomi
nated without opposition in a district Re
publican last year by C,500 majority, was
buried at the polls by Henry B. Payne, a
Democrat, by 2,500 majority. The office
holders heminatcd him, but the brave,
honest people rebubed them.
James A. Garfield fell from 10,935
majority in 1872 te 2,526 majority in 1874.
' Oh ! what a fall was there, my country
men." " Rebuked, shorn of character for
truth and integrity, all trivt is no
ble in manhood, almost defeated, be
stands a sad and blackened monument
of avarice and greed.
" By the arts of the orator and dema
gogue, of which he is a censummate mas
ter, he is striving and struggling and may
postpone the day of his final deem ; but
he bears upon his front the writing en the
wall "Menc, mono, teke, uphars bin 1"
The history of his connection with this
infamous measure is thus complete. It can
be seen hew the coils tightened around
him ; hew he was condemned by an inves
tigating committee, the majority of which
was composed of members of his own
party; hew leading Republican news
papers m the country and in Indiana con
demned him at the time, and conceded'
that the charges were proven : and finally
hew he was condemned by his own con
stituents, both in convention and at the
polls. There is no escape for him from
these damaging facts facts which never
have yet beeu met. Together they make
up a record for Mr. Garfield which must
condemn him with the fair, honest-minded
thinking people of this country.
O. Rertle, of Manchester, Ontario Ce., N. Y.
writes : "I obtained immediate relief from the
ne of Dr. Themas' Eclcctrlc Oil. I have had
Asthma for eleven years. Have been obliged
te sit up all night for ten or twelve nights in
succession. I can new sleep soundly all night
en a feather bed, whtcli I had net been able te
de previous te using the Oil."
Anether writes: "I have been troubled with
Asthma for years; have used half a bottle of
Dr. Themas' Eclcctrlc OH, and the benetlt I
have received trem It is se great that I would
net take one hundred dollars for the balance
It I could get no mere." Fer sale by II. B.
Cochran, druggist, 137 und 133 North Queen
street, Lancaster, Pa. l
"ELnssisas ex the Maw," exclaimed Sanche
Panza, " who invented sleep." Granted, San San
ceo, but is net he who restores peace teaching
brews mere blessed. Neuralgic and rheumatic
sufferers who have obtained permanent relief
trem Dr. Themas' Eclcctrlc Oil ought te and
probably de think se. The medicine relieves
inflammation, external and Internal. Fer sale
II. B. Cochran, druggist, 137 and 139 North
Queen street. Lancaster. Pa. 2
I'RY LOCnER'S UKNunNED COUGH
Next Doer te tire Court Heaar.
Open this day tlie Largest Stock of
Fer Ladles, Gentlemen and Children,
DRAWERS, VESTS AND SHIRTS,
UK, 15, 13, 20, 23, 37, 50, 65, 75c,
Te be found In the city.
GRAND FALL OPENING OF
FIVE HUNDRED FELT. FLANNEL, SILK
AND WOOL SKIRTS, te be be sold
much less than
Next Doer te the Cenrt Iloeae.
HAGER & BROTHER,
Ne. WEST KING STREET,
Having closed out our cntlie stock of Car
pets damaged at the late fire en our premises,
we are new receiving a full assortment of the
very latest designs, anil will be able te show
the largest and finest stock of Carpets ever
offered in Lancaster, including
CHOICE STYLES IN MOQUET,
nnnv nuiiucvi a
DAMASK HALL and STAIR CARPETS,
With 9 Inch, 2-4 and H Rerders
TAPESTRY' RUGS and DOOR MATS.
DRUGGETS In Pattern and by the yard.
PLAIN and BORDERED "
COCOA MATS and MATTINGS.
Linoleum and Fleer Oil Cleth.
All the Latest Fall Designs or the leading
manufacturers and Importers, and in ull qual
ities. 3 Estimates made and Paper Hung by To Te
llable paper hangers.
B. MARTIN & CO.
WE ARE NOW SHOWING
THE LATEST FALL PATTERNS
VERY LOW PRICES.
FANCY DADO WIXDOW SHADES.
SPRING AND CORD FIXTURES.
Wide Shading for Stere Windows.
MOSQUITO CANOPIES ALL SIZES.
49"We retpcetf ully solicit a call.
J. B. Martin & Ce.,
T)ARGAINS FOB EVERYBODY.
RARE CHANCE IN CARPETS,
Positive sale te Reduce Stock et
6,000 Yards Brussels Carpets,
AT AND BELOW COST.
Call and satisfy yourself. Alse, Ingrain, Rag
and Chain Carpctsinalmestcndlessvaricty ut
H. S. SHIRK'S
303 WEST KmO STREET,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
-TO k CJY BOOTS, SHOES AND LASTS
XxnL.O X made en a new principle, insur
ing comfort for the feet.
"DivrrCJ Lasts made te order.
A Cordial Invitation te visit
my store, and te make use of
it during your stay in the city.
In the waiting-room, as you
enter from Chestnut street, you
may rest with ladies and chil
dren; leave parcels, checked;
and enjoy many ether little fa
cilities. I want you te see my place
and business; and te learn hew
easily, safely and advantageous
ly you can send there from your
homes for almost everything.
Chestnut. Thirteenth and Market streets,
and City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
LUMRER AND COAL.
S-Yard : Ne. 430 North Water and Prince
streets above Lemen, Lancaster. n3-lyd
COAL! COAL! COAL! COAL
Ceal of the Best Quality put up expressly
for family use, and at the low
est market prices.
TRY A SAMPLE TON.
43- YARD ICO SOUTH WATER ST.
nc2Myd PHILIP SCHUM.SON A CO.
10ALt COAL! COAL!!!
We have constantly en hand all the best
grades of COAL that are In market, which we
are selling as low as any yard in the city.
Call and get eir prices before buying else
where. M. F. STEIGERWALT & SON,
827-lyd 234 NORTH WATER STREET.
C0H0 & WILEY,
am NORTH WATER ST., Lancaster, ra.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
LUMBER AND COAL.
Connection With the Telephonic Exebaage.
Rrancli Office : Ne. 3 NORTH DUKE ST.
GORRECHT & OO.S
GOOD, CLEAN FAMILY COAL,
and all ether kinds of Ceal. Quality and
quantity guaranteed. Yard, Uarrisburg Pike.
Office, 20 East Chestnut street. augi7-tfd
Fer geed, clean Family and all ether kind
of COAL go te
RUSSEL 8s SHULMYER'S.
Qu:dity and Weight guaranteed. Orders re
OFFICE: 22 East King Street. YARD:
CIS North 1'rlBce Street.
jOR LINEN COLLABS
MOB FANCY STOCKINGS
TfOB NEW STYLE
LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, GO TO
K J. ERISMAN'S,
M NORTH UUEEN STKEET.
-WTAKCUS O. SEHNEB,
Ne. U0 North Prince street.
Prompt and particular atteatiea paid tool
tcratlen and repairs Wyfl
-tO WEST, FOR THE BEST COFFEES,
XJ Sugars and Teas, Rest Cigars and Tobac
cos, Best Wines and Liquors, Ask for
Oakdale Pare Old Bye Whisky.
93 per cent. 'Alcohol. Invigorating Tonic and
the Hair Liquid. AIT at
Ne. 305 WEST KING STREET