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Presidential Candidates.
James G. Blaine seems to be ste.d
ily gaining in popularity; but his
great drawing powers, or magnetism,
as some have seen fit to term it, seem
to be confined to the limits of this
State. Were it as prominently Jdis
played in some of the other large
States, we might at once conclude
that he is destined to receive the
nomination, but this cannot be truth
fully said, hence we are at a loss as
to our conclusions. Mr. Blaine, while
not a candidate in the concrete, is
avowedly the choice of many far
sighted, deep thinking and well or
ganized politicians, which fact unques
tionably makes him prominent, in an
abstract eense, which fact mystifies
his potential strength. We have no
doubt, that if nominated and elected,
he wonld make a good P’resident.
His extensive knowledge and vast
inflnence would be a great auxiliary
in the discharge of his presidential
dutics, but has he the moral courage,
and sufficiently deep grounded humane
instincts to see that condign punish
ment is served upon those, especially
in the South, who so wantonly mal
treat and murder Qur brethren for
political reasons alone. If he will
enlist the authority and power vested
in him by the Constitution for the
supremzcy of right in this special di
rection, then there is no cause to be
displeased with such a result as his
John A. Logan, a true and tried
soldier and friend, is also developing
much strength as a presidential can
didate, in the concrete sense, and his
endorsers are legion. Mr. Logan has,
during his public career, inaugurated
many just measures for the benefit of
the oppressed, and has not been spar
ing in his efforts to have the numer
ous miscreants of justice and right
brought to punishment. These ini
tiatory movements we take only asan
evidence of what he would do if he
hadjthe power. He is not so conser
vative as to let the aggressors slip
because of an apparent good excuse,
or any other pretext, but we believe
would see that justice were properly
meted out. Nor is he so stalwart
that he would punish an alleged law
breaker bzcause he happens to hsil
from the South, or any other special
section, but we believe he would see
right and justice done to the humblest
of his subjects, if we may be allowed
to use the term, and by all means put
a stop to the bellish system of killing
men for political opinions. His rec
ord in many a hot contested conflict
in the halls of legislation and upon
the battle field, necessarily makes him
an acceptable candidate, and the pros
pect is not displeasing.
Hon. G. F. Edmunds is a statesman
of no mean calibre, and his legislative
record, social standing, and vast popu
larity among the masses, especially
among the best thinking and ac
knowledged literary minds of this
Republie, justly entitle him to favor
able consideration, and the confidence
which he doubtless enjoys, of the
whole people. As a President, he
would be exemplary and just, or
bring ruin upon the offenders. He
has always been consistent, and this
faot warrants us in believing that our
interest would not suffer under his
care. His hailing from New England
is a stamp guarantee that the anti
slavery doctrine, which bad its glo
rious origin in that eection, will in
substantial substance be exercised in
a satisfactory manner, aud upon the
whole would properly represent the
whole Nation irrespective of section.
Let the good work go on. ~
President Arthur, who assumed the
duties under such a trying ordeal, has
made a satisfactory Execative. We
find nothing to complsain of in his ad
ministration, save, perhaps, apathy as
regards the Southern outrages. We
think a more determined course should
have been adopted; we further be
lieve that he will pltimately gotothe
extent, of hi;gihority. Upon the
whole he has made an excellent I’resi
dent, and deserves re election. Our
financial relations are good, we are
at peace with all nations, and his
views upon the tariff accord with the
major portion of his party; he has
been liberal in the recognition of the
colored voter. While be has not in
angurated many changes in the affairs
of the Government, he has beea con
sistent, so that our institutions and
general policies have not suffered.
We might go farther and fare worse
than in re nominating him. When
ycu have a good thing, sppreciate it.
The Fitz John Forter Case and the
Shame Connected Therewith.
The humane spirit which doubtless
permeates the people of this country,
of the North, especially, in some in
stances, is exercised to such an extent
as to bring them under the pall of
ridicule and censare by other coun
tries and by many of cur own coun
trymen. We will first refer to that
arch and high handed treasonable
conspirator Jefferson Davis, who, if
a subject of any other coustry would
have paid the penalty of his outrag
eous conduct by ignominicus death.
Not only he but his leading hench
men, instead of which courge the
North extended its leniency and
spared this villain to gloat in after
years over his course, and to sdd that
he would again enact the same rollif
opportunity offered. In this case the
kindness proved a lasting reflection,
which will never be eradicated if
Daviv, a known eremy, conduct was
a crime, how much greater then was
the crime of Fitz John Porter, who
was accredited a friend to the North
and the cause for which so many of
our noble brethren fought, bled and
died. How a Republican Senate
could conscientiousiy vote to pardon
and reinstate to a commission in the
army a man whoeo grossly disobeyed
the orders of his superior ofiicer, and
thereby placed in jeopardy the grand
institutions and destiny of the coun
try is something we cannot fathom.
It is on the other hand quite plain
why the exrebels (who because of
acotber or continued freak of lenien
:q\; aro permitted to heip make laws
d govern the country which they
so earnestly tried to destroy) should
bave voted and labored for his par
don in neglecting the interest of the
country or party he was sworn to
serve, he was serving their interest
and encouraging them to more des
perate deeds or endeavors to over
throw or dissolve this union. Had
the following order from Gen. Dope
to Fitz John Porter, which is plain
enough for a primary scholar to have
understood, been obeyed he would
not only have spared himself much
mistrust and disgrace but would
doubtless have saved many lives and
perbaps shortened the conflict: ‘“lm
mediately upon receipt of this order,
the precise hour of receiving which
you will acknowledge, you will march
your command to the field of battle
of to-day, and report to me in per
son. You are to understand that youn
are to comply strictly with this or
der, and to be present on the field
within three hours after its reception,
or after dsybreak to-morrow morn
ing.” As this matter presents itself
we can only attribute his failure to
obey the order to greater love for the
party whom he pretended to oppose.
After all this flagrant outrage he is
by Congress granted a pardon in the
face, too, of the impartial findings of
a court marshal. Already enough
has transpired to cause our martyred
President Lincoln to turn with dis
gust in his grave. This state of af
fairs is certainly a great shame. Sen
ator Logan made a ten-strike for
right justice and self in his magnifi.
cent opposition to the passage of such
an unkind act. Unkind to the mem
ory of the Union soldiers and our
cause. To P'resident Arthur we all
look for more encouraging action
than tbat offered by Congress. e
certainly has an opportunity to en
hance bis already great popularity
with the soldier, the patriotic citizen
and the North generally. We pray
that he may avail himself of such a
glorious opportunity and thereby
show to his loyal followers that he
does not aprove of treason, especially
in such a trying crisis, when our
homes and every interest are threat
ened by devastation, General Grant's
opinion to the contrary notwithstand
ing. The loyal people of this coun—
try await with high pitched anxiety
and hopefulness the action of the
President, snd may they not be dis
appointed. ‘
To get even with the dude, women
are taking to navigation, thus showing
their superiority.
Now doth the delegate imagine
himself indispensible to the perma
nency of this great Republic. Verily,
he is of ¢‘‘much greatness.”
Delegate to State Oonvention.
Mr. Frisby Battis, of the Eighth
ward, i 8 being vigoronsly pushed for
ward by his friends for Representa
tive delegate to the State Convention
from this city. Mr. Battis is well
known as a true Republican, always
ready to serve the party, and has
never been honored by any political
distinctlon. In addition to this be
represents a large class of Republican
voters who have never asked this
honor of the party before. Ie is
strong throughout the city, and will
go into the convention with a large
following. The party by electing
Mr. Battis as Representative delegate,
will make a record for itse!f that will
redound to their interest in the com-—
ing campaign.
Mgessrs. Morrison, Carlisle and
Watterson are succeeding most ad
mirably in their effort to convince the
country of the necessity of perpetuat
ing the Republican party. We ex
tend our hearty sympathy.
MiNisTER SARGENT i 8 abbut to sever
bis connection with Bismairck and try
his hand on the Russians. The leave
taking will, no doubt, be conspicuons
for its absence of tear-drops.
Tur huge game now going on
down in Egypt, is calculated to give
John DBull more amusement than he
bargained for. There is such a thing
as minding one’s own business.
Tne Philadelphia Committee of
One Hundred is still unable to see that
its market value i 3 considerably below
par. It is now halting between two
opinions as to its dishandment. What
a pity that so much brain and worth
should be put to so deplorable a
waste. Adjourn sine die.
DespiTe the assertions of some
knowing ones that the *‘old man of
Grammercy " is a physical wreck. and
incapable of assuming the Presidency,
there are others who sre tickling him
with the idea thst he can win. We
confidently belicve that his resurrec
tors’ efforts are futile. Sammy, yon
shine out more respiendent in the life
ta which yoa have been relegated.
There remain.
Tue trotting out of Mr. James
Walters as a delegate to the State
Convention by his friends as a Blaine
man, is a scheme that can be seen
through without a microscope. It
will be a pitched battle between
Messrs. Walters and Battis, as they
are both accredited with being Blaine
men. It will be seen by the expres
sions of opinions in another column
of the Journar, that the Blaine sen
timent prevails among the friends of
Mr. Battis, to a great extent. The
position of the Republican party in
this contest, is a trying one, and they
will be forced to choose between a
Blaine man, representing that portion
of the party who have always raked
the chestnuts out of the fire, and that
portion who want everything for
Lackawanna county have elected
Blaine delegates.
\State Senator McKnight, of Jeffer
son county, will be a candidate for re
The colored men of Philadelphia
made no offort to secure a delegate to
the State convention.
John A. Hiestand is 2 candidate
for the Republican Congressional
nomination in Lancaster county, -
Senator Emery may be a candidate
for the Republican nomination for
Congress in the Sixteenth district.
The Indiana county Republicans
will indicate by ballot their choice for
President at the primaries on April 5.
Colonel Bayne predicts that there
will be almost a solid Blaine dele
gation from Allegheny county to the
State convention.
Huntingdon county will not con
cede the State Senator to Franklin
this year, but will push her own claim
to the nomination.
Senator Cooper is said to consider
Senator Gordon 2 better actor than
Henry Irving. He reached this con
clusion after seeing Irving as Bene
The Democratic newspapers in the
Sixth Congressional district are de.
fending Congressman Everhart from
the onslaughts made upon him on ac
count of his vote in favor of a reduc
tion in the Postoffice Appropriation
WasnaiNeToN, March 27.—The follow
ing nominations were confirmed by the
Senate yesterday:
Wm. M. Bunn, of Philadelphia, Pa.,to
be Governor of Idaho Territory.
. Sumner Howard, of Michigan, to be
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Territory of Arizona.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas 8. Casey
to be colonel corps of engineers.
Lieutenant Colonel John G. Parke to
be colonel corps of engineers.
Aaron A. Sargent, of California, envoy
extmordina% and minister plenipoten
tiary of the United States to Germany, to
be envoy extraordinaryand minister plen
ipotentiary of the United States to Russia.
Postmasters—O. J. Sturgis, at Union
town, Pa.; Wm. O, Black, at Unlon City.
Presidential Preferences as BEx
pressed by Prominent Colored
- Men Throughout the State. |
; WiLkes BARRE, fiaté 24.
I think John Logan would be the
choice of a majority of our people,
yet Ido not object to Blaine. 4
Jon~ Locan. |
Pnicaperenis, March 22.
Senator Edmunds 18 my fir-t choice |
for President. Gmeerr Barr,
Pirrssura, Mareh 19.
My first choice is Robert Ingersoll.
P. J. Cansox.
Fraxkrix, March 20.
My choice is D. K. Brace for first
place and Thomas Forture, of the
New York Globe, for second place.
Start a boom for them. :
J. W. Perry.
GreencastrLe, March 19,
Edmunds, Lincoln or Logan or any
good true Republican. Not the man
but the principle with me.
Wirtiamsrorr, March 18,
I would hastily state tc you the
pame of James (. Blaine as my
choice. There will be a meeting
held here soon. Blaine is the senti
ments of all here. W. C.
j SuierENsBURG, March 18.
- My choice for President is Blaine.
i ¢ Reapixc, March 19.
~J. G. Blaine is my choice,
| A. L. St
Marierra, March 19.
I would ssy Logan first ; any good
stalwart afterwatds.
Joseru M. Srareorp.
Prrrseura, Mareh 19
My choice for President is the man
that secuacs the nomination at the
Chiecaco convention.
L. Gooains.
Armoxa, March 19.
I sm a Blaine man all the way
through, and you will find all of our
¢hlored citizeas for Blaine. 5
New Casrig, March 19.
Hon. G. F. Edmunds for President
and B. F. Harrison for Vice Presi
dent. W. A. STEWART.
O Crry, March 21.
My first choice, James G. Blainc
1. J. Maxx.
Wesr Cuester, March 26.
My choice for President is James
G. Blaine. JaMES SPENCE.
I am for Blaine.
Hauvrispura, March 26.
My preference for President is G.
F. Edmunds. J. G. PorgL.
I am for Blaine.
G. W. Tuomas.
I was {or Blaine in 1876, 1880 and
for him now, and will be for him
again in 1888. ALrex. DEXNIE.
Liam for any good man like Blaine.
C. M. Brown.
I am for Blaine ; be is agood man.
MAaArsuarnn Dixox.
Blaine fer me.
I think Blaine will win.
J. T. Compron.
Blsine and Liocoln is the ticket to
win with. Joun H. EaArry.
James G. Blaine first, last and all
the time. S. L. McDoxgLL.
I think Senator Edmunds the
strongest candidate the parly can se
lect. Marsuavy DiLLsworTi.
I am a Blaine man.
A Sectarian.
A gentleman traveling in Texas
met on the road a wagon drawn by
four oxen and driven by a country
man, who, in addition to the skillful
flourish and erack of his whip, was
vociferously encouraging his horned
horses after this fashion: “Haw,
Presbyterian! Gee, Baptist! Whoa,
Episcopalian! Get up, Methodist!”
The traveler stopped the driver, re
marking to him that he had strange
names for his oxen and would like to
know whby he thus called them.
“Well,’ said the driver, “I call this
ox Presbyterian because hg is true
blue, and never fails; puils through
difficulties and holds out to the end.
I call this one Baptist beciuse he is
always after water, and it scems as
though he’d never drink enough,then
agiin, he won't eat with the others.
I call this one KEpiscopalian because
he has a mighty way of holding his
head up, and if the yoke gets a little
tight he tries to kick clear out of the
traces. I call this ox Methodist be
cause he puffs and blows and bellows
as he goes along, and you'd think he
was pulling all creation, but he don’t
pull a single pound unless you con
tinually stir him up.
Wasnrxeron, March 27.—A fire was
discovered in the elevator shaft in the new
War Department building about 8 o’clock
last evening. The entire fire department
of Washington was called out and great
excitement prevailed for some time, as
there was danger of the flames spreading
1o other parts of the building, which is
occupied jointly by the State, War and
Navy Departments. The fire, however,
was confined to the place where it origin
ated and the only damage done was the
destruction of the elevator car, the burn
ing out of the sides of the sbaftand trifling
damage to the roof of the building, It is
estimated that 83,000 will fully cover the
loss. The fire is supposed to have started
from a gas jet in the elevator.
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