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Having recently made additional im provements tr our office, we are pre pared to execute all orders for PLAIN AND FANCY JOB PRINTING, With dispatch and in the most SUP Eli TO R STY LE. CIRCULARS. LETTER HEADS, HILL HEADS, CHECKS, CERTIFICATES, BLANKS. DEEDS, REGISTERS, RE CEIPTS, CARDS, HEADINGS, ENVEL OPES, SHOWBILLS, HANDBILLS, IN VITA TIONS, LABELS , Ipe. ifc. Our facilities for printing POSTERS, PROGRAMMES, Ac., FOR CO NC ERTS AND EX HIB ITIuNS, ARE UNSURPASSED. ♦'PUBLIC SALE" BILLS Printed at short notice. We can insure complete satisfaction as to time and price rpHE INQUIRER BOOK STORE, opposite the Menge! House, EEDFORD. PA. The proprietor takes pleasure in offering to the public the following articles belonging to the Book Business, at CITY RETAIL PRICES : MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS. N O V E L S. BIBLES, HYMN BOOKS, AC.: Large Family Bibles, Small Bibles. Medium Bibles, Lutheran Hymn Books. Methodist Hymn Book?, Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, History of the Books of the Bible, Pilgrim's Progress, Ac., Ac., Ac. Episcopal Prayer Books. Presbyterian Hymn Books, SCHOOL BOOKS. TOY BOOKS. STATIONERY, Congress, Begal, Record, Foolscap, Letter, Congress Letter, Sormon, Commercial Note, Ladies' Gilt, Ladies' Octavo, Mourning, French Note. Bath Post, Damask Laid Note, Cream Laid Note, Envelopes, Ac. WALL PAPER. Several Hundred Different Figures, the Largest lot ever brought to Bedford county, for sale at prices CHEAPER THAN EVER SOLD in Bedford. BLANK BOOKS. Day Book?. Ledgers. Account Books, Cash Books, Pocket Ledgers, Time Books. Tuck Memorandums, Pass Books, Money Book 3, Pocket Books, Blank Judgment Notes, drafts, receipts, Ac INKS AND INKSTANDS. Barometer Inkstands, Gutta Percha, Cocoa, and Morocco Spring Pocket Inkstands. Glass and Ordinary Stands for Schools, Flat Glass Ink Wells and Rack, Arnold's Writing Fluids, Hover's Inks, Carmine Inks, Purple Inks, Charlton's Inks, Eukolon for pasting, Ac. PENS AND PENCILS. Gillot's. Cohen's, llollowbush A Carey's, Payson, Dunton. and Scribner's Pens, Clark ? Indellible, Faber's Tablet, Cohen's Eagle, Office, Faber's Uuttfenecht's, Carpenter's Pencils. PERIODICALS. Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Madame Demorcst's Mirror of Fashions, Eteetic Magazine, Godey's Lady's Boob, Galaxy, Lady's Friend, Ladies' Repository, Our Young Folks, Nick Nax, Y'ankee Notions, Budget of Fun. Jolly Joker. Pnunny Phellow, Lippincott's Magazine, Riverside Magazine, Waverly Magazine, Bullou s Magazine, Gardner's Monthly. Harper's Weekly, rank Leslie's Illustrated. Chimney Corner, New Y'ork Le Iger. New Y'ork Weekly, Harper's Bazar. Every Saturday. Living Ago, Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Arthur's Home Magazine, Oliver Ontio's Beys and Girl 's Magazine Ac. Constantly on hand to accomodate those who want to purchase living reading inattter. • Only a part of the vast number of articles per taining to the Book and Stationery business, which we are prepared to sell cheaper than the cheapest, are above enumerated Give us a eall We buy and sell for CASH, and by this arrauge ment wo expect to sell as cheap as goods of this class are sold anywhere m 2 i pisrfUancous. LECT R I C TELEGRAPH IN CHINA. THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY S OFFICE, Nos. 23 A 25 Nassau Street, NEW YORK. Organized under special charter from tho State of New Y'ork. CAPITAL $5,000,000 50.000 SHARES. SIOO EACH. DIRECTORS. HON. ANDREW G. CURTIN, Philadelphia. PAUL S. FORBES, of Russell A Co., China. FRED. BL'TIERFIELD, of F. Bu tterfield A C New York. ISAAC LIVERMORB, Treasurer Michigan Cen trftl Railroad, Boston. ALEX ANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer American Express Company, New York. Hon. JAMES NOXON, Syracuse, N. Y'. 0. H. PALMER, Treasurer Western Union Tele graph Company, New York. FLETCHER WESTRAY, of Westray, Gibbs A Hardcastle, New York. NICHOLAS MICKLES, New Y'ork. OFFICERS. A. (I. CURTIN. President. N MICKLES, Vice President GEORGE ELLIS (Cashier National Bank Com monwealth.) Treasurer. HON. A. K. McCLURE, Philadelphia. Solicitor. The Chinese Government having (through the Hon. Anson Burlingame) conceded to this Com pany the privilege of connecting the great sea ports of the Empire by submarine electric tele graph cable, we propose commencing operations in China, and laying down a line of nine hundred miles at once, between the following ports, viz : Population. Canton . 1,000,000 Macoa 60,000 Hong-Kong 250,000 Swatow 200.000 Amoy 250,000 Foo-Chow 1.250.000 Wan-Chu 300,000 Ningpo...,. 460,000 Hang Chean 1,200,000 Shanghai 1.000.000 Total 5,910,000 These ports have a foreign commerce of $900,- 000.000. and an enormous domestic trade, besides which we have the immense internal commerce of the Empire, radiating from these points, through it? canal? and navigable rivers. The cable being laid, this company proposes erecting land lines, and establishing a speedy and trustworthy means of communication, which must command there, as everywhere else, the commu nications of the Government, of business, and of social life especially in China. She has no postal system, and her only means now ofcommuuicating information is by couriers on land, and by steam er? on water. The Western World knows that China is a very large country, in the main densely peopled; but few yet realize that she contains more than a third of the human race. The latest returns made to her eentral authorities for taxing purposes by the local magistrate make her population Four hun dred ana Fourteen millions, and this is more likely to be under than over the actual aggregate Nearly all of these, who are over ten years old, not only can but do read and write. Her civili zation i? peculiar, but her literature is as exten sive a? that of Eurepe. China is a land of teach ers and traders; and the latter are exceedingly qqick to avail themselves of every proflered facili ty for procuring early information. It is observed in California that the Chinese make great use of the telegraph, though it there transmits messages in English alone. To-dav great numbers of fleet steamers are owned by Chinese merchants, and used by them exclusively for the transmission of early intelligence. If the telegraph we propose connecting all their great seaports, were now in existence, it is believed that its business would pay the cost within the first two years of its suc cessful operation, and would steadily increase thereafter No enterprise commends itself as in a greater degree reDumerative to capitalists, and to our whole people. It is of vast national importance commercially, politically and evangelically. UrThe stock of this Company has been un qualifiedly recommended to capitalists and busi ness men. as a desirable investment by editorial articles in the New Y'ork Herald, Tribune, World. Times, Post, Express, Independent, and in the Philadelphia North American, Press, Ledger, Inquirer, Age, Bulletin and Telegraph. Shares of this company, to a limited number, may be obtained at SSO each, $lO payable down, sls on the Ist of November, and $25 payable in monthly instalments of $2.50 each, commencing December 1, 1868, on application to DREXEL A CO., 31 South Third Street, PHILADELPHIA. Shares can be obtained in Bedford by applica tion to Reed A Schell, Bankers, who are author ized to receive subscriptions, and can give all ue cessary information on the subject. sept2syl E combine style with neatness ot fit. And moderate prtres with the best workmanship JONES' ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE * f 604 MARKET STREET, GEO W. NIEMANN. PHILADELPHIA. |spll,'6B.yl | riMIE BEST PLACE TO BUY J choice brands of chewing Tobaccos and Ci gars, at wholesale or retail, IS at Osier's. Good natural leaf Tobaccos at 75 cents. Try our 5 cent Vara and Huyanna cigars—they cant ho beat, unelSmt BEDFORD, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1869. 3ru-6oorts, &(■ N EW GOODS JUST RECEIVED AT J. M SHOEMAKER'S BARGAIN STORE NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Stopj. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing. Hats, Boot? and Shoe?. Qneensware, Fish, Notions. Leather, Tobacco, Ac , at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats. Boots and Shoes Quoensware Leather, Fish, Notions, Tobacco, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats. Boots and Shoes, Qucensware, Nations. Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots* and Shoes, Queensware, Notione. Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes, Qucensware, Notions. Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing. Hats, Boots and Shoes. Queenswarn. Notions. Leather, Tobacco, Fish Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. Bedford, Pa., June LI, 1869. R. OSTER A CO. READ AND SPEAK OF IT! COME SEE AND BE CONVINCED ' We are now receiving our usual extensive and well assorted STOCK OF NEW AND CHEAP SUM M E R GOO 1) S, And are now prepared to offer SMASHING BIG BARGAINS TO C A S II II U Y E R S , In Staplr tint I Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, Car pet s, Oil Cloth *. Cotton Yarns* Carpet Chains, Ilats, Boots, Shoes, Clothing, Brooms. Baskets, IVall and Window Papers, Groceries, Queens tea re. Tohareos, Cigars, Fish, Salt, ifr. ft e invite everybody to rati and see for them selves. NO TRUBLE TO SHOW GOODS. T E R M S C A S II . BRING ALONG YOLR CASH and we will guarantee to SELL you Goods as CHEAP as the same style.? and qualities can be sold in Central Pennsylva nia. Be assured that CASH in hand is a wonderfully winning argument, and that those who BCV and SELL fur CASH are always master?of the situation. juneißin3 _ G- R OSTKR A CO 171 M. FISHER AND BABIES, J , Next Door to the Bedford Hotel. G GOD NE W S A T LAS T. The Cheapest Goods ever brought to Bedford. We will sell Goons CHEAPER, by 15 to 25 per cent, than ever sold in Bedford county. The best COFFEE at 25 cents, but the less we sell the better we are off. The LADIES' HOSE, at It) cents we will not have this time, but come at us for 15, 20 and 25 cents, and we will make you howl. You will all be waited on by ELI and the BA BUSS, as the OLD ELI cannot do anything himself. A great variety of Parasols. Sunumbrel las. Pocket-books Ac. Linen Handkfs (Ladies and Oents) from 5 cents to 25 cents. CALICOES, from 10. 12 and a few pieces at 15 cents. MUS LINS. from 10 to 25 cents. You all know that we sell NOTIONS 100 per cent, cheaper than anybody else. All Wool Cassimeres, from 50 cents to $ 1.00. All Wool Dress Goods, from 15 to 25 cents Tick ing, from 20 to 40 cents. Paper Collars, 10cents; best. 25 cents per box. 4 pair Men's Half Hose, for 25 cents. Clear Glass Tumblers, fid cents a dozen, or 5 cents a peace A great lot of Boots and Shoes, to be sold cheap. Queens an I Glass ware, very low. Syrup, 90 cents and $1 00. $1 3<J for best as clear as honey, and thick as tar. Bakers' Molasses. 50 cents per gallon, or 15 cents a quart. These Goods will " positively" not be gold unless for Cash or Produce. Come and see us, it will not cost anything to see the Goods and Babies. N. B. All these Goods ware bought at slau htered prices in New York E. M. FISHER A BABIES. These Goods we sell so low, that we cannot af ford to sing (Auld Lang Syne.) All accounts must be settled by the middle of July next, by cash or note, or they will be left in the hands of E. M ALSIP, Esq . for collection. junl9in3 NOTI'JE.— I hereby give notice to all persons ndbdo har'oer or trust my wife, SARAH, on ray account, as I will not be respon sible for any debts she may contract—6he having left my bed and board without just cause or pro vocation. ANDREW POTK. Union tp. Aug 12 w3* Ilif gtdfonl toritc. Things to be Remembered when You go to the Polls. We are disposed to regard the unu sualcalm which has prevailed through out the present political campaign in this State as a favorable indication.— We believe the people of Pennsylva nia are quietly thinking over the is sues of the day, and preparing to vote intelligently and independently at the coming election. They cannot be car ried away by a whirlwind of passion, as they have too often been heretofore. They will not be forced to vote as par ty leaders may dictate; but will go to the polls in October as freemen should, prepared to break the ties of party, if they believe the best interests of the nation and the State demand it. Be lieving that to be the present temper of the people of this Commonwealth, we respectfully ask each voter to re member certain prominent facts and political occurrences when lie goes to the polls. REMEMBER, That the Union is still divided ; that its restoration lias been delayed for the sole purpose of continuing certain per sons in office; that the material inter ests of the North and the South have been alike impaired by the partisan ac tion of Congress ; that the burthens of taxation have been thereby increased ; that business in both sections has been prostrated; and that a complication of evils has been produced which has di sastrously effected every producer and consumer in the nation. REMEMBER, That States which have complied with every demand of Congress, unjust and oppressive as many of them were, are still deprived of representation in the councils of the nation, not only in vio lation of the Constitution of the United States, but even in violation of the en actments of a Radical Congress. REMEMBER, That Grant was no sooner elected than a Radical Congress passed the Fif teenth Amendment, in violation of the pledge given to the country in the sec ond article of the Chicago Platform ; that an effort is now being made to force upon the people of this State, by fraud, negrosuffrageand negroequality which have been established in the South by military violence; and John W. Geary is responsible for the refusal of the Radical Legislature to permit that question to be submitted to a vote of the people, though thousands of citi zens, without respect to party, peti tioned for that right. REMEMBER, That a host of useless officials have been appointed to eat out the substance of the people, who swarm all over the land, like locusts of Egypt, while the masses pay tithes of their toil to sup port them in luxurious idleness. REMEMBER, That the Secretary of the Treasury has made false exhibits of the national in debtedness for a partisan purpose, de clining to count the bonds given to the Pacific railroad as part of it, and ma nipulating his monthly statements in other respects to deceive the people. REMEMBER, That a tariff has been so framed by Yankee monopolists as to greatly en hance the price of the necessaries used by the masses, while luxuries for the rich are admitted at comparatively low rates of duty. REMEMBER, That Grant has shown utter unfitness for the position that he occupies; that he has disgraced the nation by appoin ting to the highest offices men who gave him large presents; that he has used his office to enrich his relations regardless of the public interests: that he has spent his time in idlene s at fashionable resort*, and in "swinging round the circle" of first-class hotels as a first-class dead head, while grave questions demand the consideration of himself and his cabinet. REMEMBER, That the election of Geary and Wil liams will be regarded as an endorse ment of all the acts of the It ad leal Con gress and of the course of Grant. REMEMBER, That the present contest involves the most important local issues, and that it ought rightly to be decided upon them. REM EMBER, That the expenses of the State Govern ment in all its departments have been vastly increased under Geary, and the money wrung from the taxpayers reck lessly squandered. REMEMBER, That under Geary's rule the grossest corruption and the most unblushing bribery have prevailed in the State Legislature. The office of United States Senator, and that of State Treasurer has been openly put up at auction and knocked down to the highest bidder. REMEMBER, That it has become impossible, since Geary was made Governor, to get any bill through the Legislature without paying for it, and that almost the en tire time of that body is devoted to passing the multitude of improper pri vate acts which have swelled the vol umes of our pamphlet laws to the most ponderous proportions. REMEMBER, That Geary declined to use the veto power to check the mighty and grow ing end of special legislation ; that he signed the infamous Ilerdic act, by which a judicial district was summari ly wiped out of existen^?, that he ap pended his signature to a bill increas ing the rate of tolls on the canals, which enabled the railroad, companies to defy competition, and thus largely increased the cost of transporting grain, coal, groceries, and all bulky commodi ties; that he approved the calamity bill, which fixes the maximum rate of damages for loss of limb by the negli gence of railroads at $3,000, and for the loss of life at $-5,000; and remember that these are only a few of the more outrageous instances in which he pros tituted the power conferred upon him, I at the dictation of wealthy men and I mammoth corporations. REMEMBER, That under his rule, and unrebuked and unrestrained by him, an army of extra pasters and folders has been em ployed every winter, many of whom, like Illyus, of Mt. Joy, never did an hour's work, and yet were paid out of the hard earnings of the toiling masses. REMEMBER, That Geary confessed in his speech at Troy that he could not check the cor ruption of the Legislature, or lessen the waste of the public funds. REMEMBER, That he has been openly charged by prominent Radical newspapers with being the corrupt tool of the legislative ring, and the candidate of the "roos ters" and "pinchers." REMEMBER, That Geary has abused the pardoning power so grossly, that prominent Re publican newspapers in different parts of the State, have been compelled to denounce him for ♦urning many dan | gerous criminals loose upon the com munity. REMEMBER, That Radical newspapers have charac terized Geary as a "loafer," denounced him as "a liar," declared him to be "a humbug," and pronounced him to be "lacking in integrity," "the willing tool of the ring," and "wanting in all the requisite qualifications for so high an office." REMEMBER, : That leading Republican newpapers have charged Geary with having pack ed the State Convention which renom inated him with the tools of the legis lative thieves, and that at least one honest and distinguished member of | that body refused to vote for a resolu tion declaring him to be the unanimous | choice of the party. REM EM BER, That Geary has solicited admission in j to every secret Order, in hope that he might thus make votes, and for no other or more worthy purpose. REMEMBER, That Geary made a laughing stock of himself during the Canvass of ISGG by a very silly toast which fie proposed while drinking lager with Germans of Erie, that he pledged himself in favor of a prohibitory liquor law when he joined the Good Templars in 18G7, and then told those that had initiated him that he had not, tasted any intoxica ting liquor since he was seven years old. REMEMBER, That there can be no hope of reform in the State Legislature if Geary should be re-elected, that the chiefs of the ring which packed the State Conven tion have been renominated, and that they expect to renew their carnival of plunder if their candidate for Governor should be chosen. REMEMBER, That Asa Packer pledges his word that he will break up the legislative ring if he is elected, that he is an honest and truthful man, whose word is as good as his bond, and that he will inaugu rate an era of economy and reform. REMEMBER. That Henry W. Williams, the Radi cal candidate for Supreme Judge, did not scruple to sit in a case where he had a direct personal interest in the de cision, something never done before by any Pennsylvania Judge, and that he is pledged to administer the office of Judge in accordance with the views of his party, and not according to law and justice. REMEMBER. That Cyrus L. Pershing adds to great ability the in >st inflexible integrity and the most incorruptible honesty, | X I and that ho will administer justice i without fair, favor, affection or parti aliiy. REMEMBER, That you are in duty hound to vote as sound judgment dictates, regardless of party, and that, If you do so, you cannot conscientiously support John W. Geary and Henry W. Williams at the coming election. Judge Packer and his Taxes. To a modest man, like him whose name heads this article, the publica tion of the following facts is most dis tasteful,J>ut Uiey are forced into the light by the constant, malignant and willful falsehoods of unscrupulous Rad ical newspapers and irresponsible Rad ical speakers. Failing to find any as sailable point in Judge Packer's pri vate character, and conceding that his wealth is the result of industry, they now resort to a most unjustifiable and malicious attack upon his integrity as a tax-payer. They do not stop to ask if the assertion is true, but upon the reckless charges of a small sheet, pub lished in the borough of Maucli Chunk, and one individual of as little authority, they base this disgraceful and flagrant violation of truth. We will see, "how plain a tale shall put them down." It is alleged that Judge Packer sought to evade the payment of taxes, legally assessed against him, and that he only paid them on compulsion. We will now show that this allegation was con ceived in falsehood, presented to the public in a spirit of partisan maligni ty, and adhered to with a persistency that finds no parallel save in the low est depths of defamation. In the winter of 1866-67 Judge Pack er, being then Vice-President and the largest stockholder of the Lehigh Val ley Railroad Company, determined to make the city of Philadelphia his resi dence,as the duties ofhisposition in the company,the ill-health of the President, and his own private affairs made his presence a necessity—almost continu ously—in this city. This fact was well known at the time to many of his per | sonal friends and business acquainten ces. He made efforts to purchase asuit able house during that winter and spring, but finding none to suit him, he made hisjresidenceat the Merchants' Hotel, where he had during the past ten years, spent much more than half his time. In the spring of 1867, the assessor of Mauch Chunk called on Judge Pack er for a statement of his property for the purpose of assessment, and was then informed of his change of resi idence, remarking that the taxes on his personal estate would be paid in Philadelphia, but that his real estate in Muuch Chunk would be assessed there as usual. The assessor very properly, made his return, assessing only his real estate ; but the county commissioners, without notice to Judge Packer- added his stock in the the Lehigh Valley Railroad to the as sessor's return. When the collector called for the payment of taxes thus assessed, he was informed of Judge Packer's entire wil lingness to pay the amount due on his real estate, hut objection was made to the payment of any tax assessed by the county commissioners on his personal estate, as he was a resident of Philadel phia, and was assessed there. At this point, the Commissioners of Carbon County consulted counsel, as did also Judge Packer. The latter con sulted Hon. W. A. Porter, lately one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, and Furman Sheppard, now District Attorney of this city. Both these gen tlemen advised Judge Packer that he was not legally bound to pay the tax es assesse 1 in Maueh Chunk on his personal property; that he had the same right to chose his place of resi dence as all other citizens had, and Philadelphia his residence, he could be assessed for taxes only on his real estate in Maueh Chunk. After receiving this opinion, Judge Packer stated to the counsel of the Commissioners and of the borough that he proposed to pay the taxes rather than endure the annoyance of a law suit, even although his counsel advised him that he could not be compelled to pay. He. proposed (hat if he could be as sured that no difficulty would arise in the future from this cause, that he would pay the taxes for 18G7. The counsel for the Commissioners advised them that they could not assess Judge Packer for an other year, and that any attempt on their part to do so would be fruitless, and they then received the taxes with that understanding and upon that a greement. It is, indeed, strange that Judg* Packer, rich as the Radical papers rep resent him to bej should not have the same right that the poorest man in the State . s, to decide whether Mauch Chunk shall be his residence, or some other place. The true secret of all this fuss is that Judge Packer paid such immense taxes, as the following state ment will show that the Mauch Chunk VOL. 65. —WHOLE No. 5,511. authorities were loth tologsehirp: In the year 1865 the total amount of : / taxes levied fur the borough of Maueh Chunk wag $71,815 88 Of this amount Judge Packer paid ... 50.186 48 For 1866 the total taxes were 63.548 23 Of this amount Judge Packer paid... 44.106 57" For 1867 the total taxea were 54.625 53 Qt this amount Judge Packer paid... 33 373 70 Total amount levied for the three yearn ending December 30. 1868 189,987 14 Total amounts paid by Judge Packer tor the three years ending December 30, IS6B, nearly 67-100 and over § of the whole 127,750 75 Subsequently to these assessments, a Republican Legislature passed a bill exempting the stock of corporations, in the hands of the individual stock holders, from taxation for State, coun ty or local purposes. Under this act, approved by Governor Geary, on the third day of January, 1868, Judge Packer's railroad and other stocks, in common with the stocks of all oth citizens of the Commonwealth, became non-assessable and exempt from taxa tion. Thus the revenue derived from Judge Packer's personal property, as well as that from every other citizen in the State, was remitted by the act ola Rupubliean Legislature, approved by a Republican Governor. And yet, one would suppose from the character of the assaults made on Judge Packer by the Radical press and Radical speakers, that he is a dishonest man for not nullifying the act of January third, '6B, and forcing the Commis sioners of Carbon county or Phila delphia to accept what is not due to them, and which a Radical Legislature and Governor said should not be as sessed or collected. What difference, then, could his change of residence have made to the county and borough after the passage of this law ? Very little. In 1868 Judge Packer was and could only have been assessed for his personal salary, mon eys at interest, and some other small items. This was done in Philadelphia where the Judge has since resided and voted. In Mauch Chunk he was-and is still assessed as a non-resident on his property taxable then. Thus it will be seen how a simple statement of facts emasculates the tissue of Radical falsehood of its design, and vindicates an honorableand worthy citizen. But this is not all upon this subject of taxation. On the representation of irresponsible and subordinate revenue officers in this city, Thomas J. Bing ham, of Pittsburg, and the Hon. John A. Bingham, orators imported and hired by the Radical State Committee | to canvass this State for Geary and ■ Williams, knowingly concealed from ; the public the amount of State and na ; tional taxes paid by Judge Packer iu the First Collection district in this city. They falsely and mali ciously assert that the records show the payment of only sß.jo, and this is taken up and published throughout the length and breadth of the Common wealth as truth. Nothing can ho more utterly and intentionally false, as all per. ons who pay tax on their in comes well know. The very printed scedule furnished by the United States Reveuue Department, upon which tho return of incomes is made, shows to the credit of every stockholder the a mount of tax withheld by a corpora tion on the dividends declared, which amount would be added to the divi dend, if not withheld as a tax of the corporation. Thus the tax so with held is paid on the incomes from these dividends by the corporation, on the nature of the trustee for the stock holder. The amount thus paid is part of the profits due Judge Packer on the earnings of the Lehigh Valley Rail road, and if not paid by them, would be returned, aud accounted for by him. What, then, is the amount paid by Judge Packer, to the United States and the State, on his income from his interest in the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and the taxes on the tounage and gross reciepts of his proportion of stock ? In the year 1886 it amounted to $ 86,219 In the year 1887 it amounted to 66,111 In the yoar 1868 it amounted to 104,208 Making a total in three years of $256,538 After refuting succinctly and iu detail this base calumny of the sup porters General Geary, we ought to expect a measure of atonementof their great crime, by a retraction of their falsehoods, and the publication of the truth as it is. Public decency, which has been shocked by the false accusa tion—common honesty which has been wantonly outraged—public character, which has been ruthlessly assailed, and the repudiation of the citizens so. malignantly traduced, all demand that this base and wanton deception should have a full and and public re traction in every Republican paper, and from the mouth of every Repub lican speaker; from Governor Geary and Daniel Kalbfus, down to John A. Bingham and Columbus Delano, the imported orators from Ohio. Wheth er such magnanimity will be evinced or not, Judge Packer, will outlive all the slanders that have been heaped upon him, and find his triumphant vindication in the suffrages of the honest men of the Commonwealth.— Philadelphia Aye.