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VOl. 8.
HOWARD’'S LETTER,
MR.; RIDGEWAY “ ASPIRED
TOO HIGH"”
Between 15000 and 20,000
Hands Out of Em
ployment
Puiiravrrrnis, Nov. 21.
The majority «{ ibe people believe
that Cleveland and Hendricks are
elected : and a'though at first it
geemed impossible for the country to
exist uader a Democritic rule, there
seems to have come a resignation to
the fact and the idea prevails that
about the only ones who will suffer
will be those who hold offices, although
they are to a ceriain extent protected
by the civil service law.
To such an estent has business
been affected lately that at present
there are Letween 15,000 and 20,000
bands who are employed princlpally
in mills and factories now idle, and
nearly 25,000 working on half time]
Indications are that this will be a
barder winter for the poorer classes
than has been for over twenty-five
years. No doubt after the winter is
over this ccuntry wiil see a great
revival in every bosiness, which could
not be attributed to the success of
either party, but is caused by a gen
eral re-action, which becomes neces—
sary after such general dullvess of“
business
The lucal clection was a complete
surprise to the most astate politician,
from the fsct that Mr. Ridgeway suf
fered such a defeat. It is conceded
iu a Presidential year that any one on
the Republican ticket would be
elected, as it is seldom the ticket is
seratched, for fear of injury to the
National ticket, snd when the returns
were in, and it was found that Mr.
Ridgewsy had ran so far behind bis
ticket, and was defeated by Colonel
Dechert, it caused a general surprise
in both paitiecs The most ardent
admirer of Col. Dechert did not
dream of his election, as he was only
in the field for a week, and there had
been so much trouble in securing a
candidate. It Mr. Ridgeway will
examine the cflicial count of the
various ward+, he will notice that
where the colored voters were in a
majority, he lost as many if not more
than in any of the other wards. The
colored voters showed that they re
membered the words used by him
last winter, and voted accordingly.
I wonder if Mr. Ridgeway did not
‘‘aspire too high” when he became
the candidate for City Controller ?
I see that Jim Dudley has been
airing himself agsin, and finding that
my course was sustained by the peo
ple, has to fall back and #ry and find
errors in grammar used. Poor Jim.
| am sorry he is in such hard lack. I
wou'd like to give him a good puff’
and thereby increase the circulation
of his paper, which must do some
thing, or sell out. So this ends Jim.
Several persons think that I did
wrong to espouse the cause of Messrs.
White and Osborne, but I believed
that they were the choice of the ma.
Jjority of the voters of the ward, and
aceordingly worked for them ; they
have heen deteated, and 1 bow to the
supremacy of Messrs. Boyer and
Weild. But the defeat of my choice
does not make me desert my party,
and in the future T will be found as
sisting the Republicans as I have done
betore.
As is customary the Grey Invinci
bles attended St. Thomas’ church last
Sunday, to listen to the anniversary
sermon, whicli was delivered by the
Rev. J. . Williams, and proved an
instructive discourse. The only thing
that marred the effect, was the unne
cessary strect parade that was given
previous to the sermon. There was
0o necessity for the company, headed
by a brass band, to march over two
wiles before they got to the church,
when it is well known that the church
18 only a square away. It destroys
the sacreduess of the day to prome
nade the stieets and collect a crowd
that only followed the band, and even
used thst oppertunity to relieve un
suspecting citizens of their jewelry.
Capt. Kennard should watch and see
that nothiag should occur which
would tarnish the fair name of the
Inviueibles, and such a thing as oc
curred last Sunday a week is bound
to bring odium upon the company.
Major James Teagle managed to
secure four votes out of 7,000 or
more gast for Representative in the
Seventh ward. All hail to the Major's
popularity.
The M. S. Quay club held a recep
tion at their club house on Lombard
street, on Thursday evening, from 6
to 10 o’c’'ock. At an early hour the
house was crowded by the leading
politicians of the city, both colored
and white, and a happy time was
had discussing a pleasing array of
choice viands. There were speeches
from several gentlemen present, and
all were highly pleased with the re
ception of the c'ub.
Dr. E. C. Howard is a candidate
for school director of the Seventh
ward. Dr. Howard would be a credit
to the people, and his election would
put new life into the school board of
the ward, which now seems to be in
a lethargy. It is in need of a live
man, and there is little doubt but
that Dr. Howard is the man.
The ladies of St. James' Associa
tion, No. 1, gave their second annual
reception at Natatorinm Hall, on
Thursday evening. The earlier part
of the evening was devoted to scenes
of the rebellion, under the supervision
of Mr. Isaac Holland, assisted by Mr.
C. J. Perry. After a grand march at
eleven o’clock, the floor was given up
to the dancers, who highly enjoyed
themselves.
The Rev. Howard Crosby, the
eminent divine of New York, deliv
ered an eloquent address at the Be
rean church, on Taesday evening,
before a large and appreciative audi
ence.
The Ottawa Social Club held their
annual reception at Washington lall,
on Thursday evening, and despite the
numerous counter attractions, was a
grand success, both financially and
socially.
The scholars of Crucifixion P. E.
Church rendered the pleasing tale of
“Little Red Riding Hood,” gt Lib
erty Hall, on Wednesday evening,
before a crowded house, which
proved a complete success.
Emory Anderson and David Ches
ter are candidates for Constable of
the Seventh ward. We hope to see
one of them winp.
The Independent is now on its last
legs, and it will soon be among the
missing, for which we are sorry, as
it was a bright and newsy little sheet,
and should have been supported.
Howarn.
ALTOONA.
AvrtooNa, Nov. 19.
Now that the election is over the
Republican policy is known and
tested. The party comes out of the
contest more thoroughly, heartily
and intelligently united in support of
that policy than it ever had been. A
magnificent leadership has kindled
zeal—discussion has shown the jus.
tice of the republican cause. The
party has ‘only to stand firmly and
faithfully by the principles for which
it has fought. It need ask no help
from those who knew and rejected
its claims. Before two years have
passed the Democrats will have
taught the people the Republican
policy was right. The rocks may be
for the hour submerged by howling
waves, but, if staunch, the waves will
presently fall broken and beaten from
its solid front.
The first fall snow of approaching
winter fell yesterday afternoon and
evening, which covered the earth,
house tops and oclung to windows
and chimneys in the picturesque
scene attending the visit of Santa-
Claus. There is hardly enough to
cause the jingle of a sleigh bell, but
that will come later on, and, accord
ing to the weather prophet, there will
be enough of it, and more, probably,
than is enjoyable, especially for the
poor class of people. The trains
from the west were covered with
snow and ice, indicating a large fall
in the mountains. It is hardiy prob
able that we shall have a large snow
fall at present or that a cold snap
shall follow this one. Weare in
need of a few good rains first to fill
our streams and reservoirs, and in
the ordinary course of nature we
ought to get them before long. After
that we will be prepared for the
frigid season with all its pleasants
and unpleasants, such as sieigh rides
and coal bills.
Mr. James Downey, of the Logan
house, will ieave on, Thursday night,
accompanied by his son, for Phila
delphia and Washizgton, D. C,, to
be absent a week or ten days.
Mrs. J. Watts, of Harrisburg,
after an extended trip in the west,
passed through our city Thursday
on her way home.
Mr. Thomas James, at one time
employed in Harrisburg, but now in
business in Chicago, passed through
here on his way to Washington, D. C.
Numbers of colored people from
this city, patronize the Middletown
sksting rink.
Mr. Henry Hunter smiles and
bows as he passes his friends, be
cause it is a bouncing girl.
Mrs. Helen Bpotwood, wife of
John Spotwood, is lying danger
onsly ill at her residence.
Joseph L. Thomas is building a
handgome reeidence on Muench St.
HARRISBURG, PENNA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1884.
STEAMER'S ROUGH PASSAGE
A Colored Baptist Minister Seek
ing for His Parents,
Special to THE STATE JOURNAL.
Puiaperenia, Nov. 20. — The
steamship Nestorian that arrived here
on Sunday afternoon, from Glasgow,
had one of the roughest voyages ever
experienced by a vessel When bat
a day out it cncountered stormy
weather that lasted {welve days witk
out an interval of calm. No acei
dents, however, occurred, and all the
passengers were in excellent health
when it entered port. Among those
who landed was a colored Baptist
minister named Masrtin, who was re.
turning to America after an absence
of twenty six years. In 1858 his
father and mother, who were slaves
in Georgia, were sold to separate
masters, and he was bought by a
wealthy and religiously inclined per
son and sent abroad to be educated
for the ministry. Ie was then 11
years old. His object in coming here
is to try and discover his parents. He
is pretty well fixed in worldly goods
and was attended on the voyage by a
white male servant.
YORK
York, November 18.
On Sunday morning we started
with rapidity toward the A. M. E.
Zion church, expecting that the offi
cials had selected some one of the
many clergy to fill the sacred rostrum,
but nothing could be ascertained con
cerning the matter. Ere long we
learced that the pastor had not re
turned from a business trip to New
Bedford, Massachusetts, therefore the
congregation made themselves coun
spicuously absent. The preacher’s
steward, as a matter of course, is fully
cognizant of the position he holds. He
could not get any of the many anx
ious expounders of divine truth, be
cause he did not ask or invite any to
come and help macedonia, the con
gregation must then be dirappointed
two consecutive Sabbaths. This is a
matter of grave consideration. We
think by a little energy, with a little
self-sacrifice on the part of the church
officialg, they could have had preach
ing at night on Sunday. At all events
one old and prominent member would
have asked a generous clergyman to
preach, but not being informed in
that direction declined to act. Matters
like these give room for speculation.
At night the members of the church
had an interesting meeting.; they en
gaged in a bread and watér supper,
in the basement of the church. The
Sabbath schocl has become less inter
esting to very many who had its suc
cess at heart, because of the misbe
havior of the young ladies and gen
tlemen. They should pay more at
tention to the reading and reciting of
the lessons, and not so much to laugh
ing and talking. How void of proper
training, how unevenly cultivated is a
mind who will and does engage in
such unseemly conduct. No matter
how interesting the lessons, or how
profound its teachings, it i 8 with
great difficulty that any speaker or
explainer can claim the attention of
the major portion of the school.
The executive committee of the
Garnet Literary Society had an inter
esting business meeting a few even
ings ago. They contemplating re
orgavizing soon. ‘This association
has been a valuable auxiliary to the
moral and intellectuality of the rising
community of this place. We wish
it success.
'l'here will be a concert of the little
folks connected with the A. M. E.
Zion Sabbath-school in the near
future.
It is said by persons most favorable
to Democracy that Cleveland has got
it. The great question arises what
has he got? Why fifty thousand dol
lars a year is a snug sum; then to
have the soiid South lead him by the
nose, and the avaricious Democracy
of the North baunting his very noc
turnal slambers, is not heaven by any
means. There are many appetites to
appease; therefore we perceive that
he has nothing that he can boast of,
but a great deal to fear. ’Tis better
to dwell in the midst of alarm than
reign in that horrible place.
Yours,
Tue Secoxn.
A Large Funeral
The funeral of Armstead Roman,
which took place from Wesley
church last Sunday, was largely at
tended. Brotherly Love Lodge No.
890 and Sasquehanna Lodge 2721,
were both in attendance as was also
the Patriarchie, under the command
of V. P,J. T. Compton. The re
mains were escoried beyond State
street bridge by the order number
ing nearly 200 members. Visiting
delegations being present from Car
lisle, Mechanicsburg and Steelton,
CHAMBERSBURG.
News, Notes and Personals from
Our Correspondent.
CuaMEERSBURG, Nov. 19
To-day has the appearance of win
ter. It has been snowing all day
and this may well be termed the
commencement of the fried mush
and buckwheat cake-season.
Sabbath, the Oth ult.,, was a great
day among our Baptist friends, the
occasion being the organization of a
Sabbath school, their church being
destitate of that very essential branch
heretofore. The effected under the
jkdirection of their pastor, Rev. Cor
dell Robinson. The following ofticers
‘were elected for the ensning year:
John Bray, superintended; John
;Williiams, secretary ; Mr. Patterson,
treasurer ; Harry White, musical di
rector; Kate Stewart, assistant musi
cal director. The organization of
this school is a step in the right di
rection and the effort should be en
couraged by the members and friends
of that thrifty congregation.
Bessie, infant daughter of Henry
and Jennie Jones, died Nov. 8, aged
1 year and 7 months.
Bessie, infant danghter of Alex.
and Annie Diggs, died Nov. 8, aged
5 months and 10 days.
Robert Ford died at an advanced
age at Greenvillage, Nov. S. Inter
ment at Chambersburg.
Rev. Davis, of A. M. E, was sur
prised by bis Sabbath school on the
evening of Nov. 4, and left with him
many substantial tokens of their re
spect for him as a man and a pastor,
Mr. Samuel Moore}has returned to
Philadelphia after having paid a
short visit here to his family and
numerous {riends.
Mr. Clay Dolman is erecting a
very substantial two story honse on
his lot.
Mr. James Crunkleton has the
foundation under way preparatory to
the erection of his new house on
Federal street. We are glad to see
these marks of prosperity among our
people. Let the good work go on.
We are glad to see Master George
Bray on the street again. le, it
will be remembered, is the youth
who was shot by the discharge (we
think accidentally) of a pistol in the
hands of a comrade. We would say
to all boys and carcless people let
firearms alone.
Yonr correspondent visited Ship
pensburg on the evening of the 11th
ult, to attend the grand rally enter
tainment given in Zion Wesley
church, under the direction of Rev.
John Price, pastor in charge of the
above church. The enterprise was a 1
success in every particular. The ex- ‘
ercises copsisted of vocal musie by‘
the Sabbath school and the choir of
Zion Wesley Sabbath school, of !
Chambersburg, under the direction
of Rev. M. I Ross, and Zion Wes
ley Sabbath sehool, ot Shippensburg,
under the direction of Mr. Georgel
Barnes, esq. The music was of a ‘
choie and refined character and was
elegantly rendered. Miss Ida John-j
son, of the Shippensburg echool, has
a fine alto voice and with a little care
will make a fine vocalist. Mrs.
Samuel Cotton sang a solo in a very
sweet voice, and Mr. Isaac Scotl sus
tained his well-earsed reputation as
a bass soloist of the first magnitude.
In fact where ail did =o well distinc
tions ere "invidious. Miss Helen
Anderson presided at the organ. It
is only fit to say of her that she is an
accomplished musician. The even
ing exercises were opened with
prayer by Rev. W. H. Wright, of
Williamsport, Pa. After a solo and
chorus by the Shippensburg school,
which was well rendered, T. L.
White, esq., of Chambersburg, was
introduced and made a short address
to the Sabbath school upon the past
and present of the Afro American
citizen and the future possibilities to
be accomplished by that race. After
music by the Sabbath school choir of
Chambersburg Mrs, Josie Bibb, of
Harrisburg, was introduced, and to
say that she carried ber audience
with a perfect storm would, indeed,
be putting it in very mild language.
Mrs. Bibb is av elocutionist of a very
high order. She selects her subjeots
with a view to please her audience.
At the close of each selection she re
ceived a perfect ovation, which she
may, as she deserves, well feel proud
of. On Wednesday night the rally
closed with a prize festival. The
gold necklace was awarded to Miss
‘Hetty Arter. George A. Barnes col
lected and paid over to the committee
the handsome amount of $55.50. The
net sum realized was $148.68.
Elder Davis has gone to Bristol,
IPQ., where he will remain for about
three weeks.
Elder Ross' Japanese party, to be
given on the night of the 27th, gives
promises of great success.
OQCCASIONALLY,
CARLISLE.
Special 1o JOURNAL, X
Carusie, Nov. 20,
Turkeys are plenty.
Thanksgiving next week.
Society is busted; the belle is going
to Ohio. “’'Twas ever thus.”
The Daughters of Temperance
hold their anniversary on Thanksgiv
ing evening at Bethel church.
The eléction is over and the coun
try is saved, now let the church revi
vals start up and save the sinneis of
both parties.
Mt. Zion Baptis' church held their
two-day meeting on last Saturday
and Suwdsy, November 15 and 16,
uoder the pastorate of Rev. Cordel
Roberson, assisted by Revs. Wallace
Jackson and Newman, of Middletown,
Rev. Holland Stewart, of Harrisburgs
and Father Massey. A. M. services
were conducted by Father Massey.
P. M. opening services were con
dagied by the pastor, Rev. Cordel
Roberson. Sermon preached by
Rev. Allen Stewart, from St. Mark
ix:22-25, “Now dumb and deaf spirit
come out of the man, enter thou no
more into the man;”” which was very
elegantly delivered. The evening
exercises were conducted by the Rev.
Cordel Roberson. The collections
were good.
Subscribers will please pay up.
Miss Emma Shadney, who has
been home sick for three weeks, is
well again and retarned to Philadel
phia.
Mrs. Mary Ann Stewart and family,
of Philadelphia, are on a visit home
for the winter.
Hon. Thomas Morris Chester, of
Harrisburg, passed through our town
on the 19th.
Dancing school is null and void.
The coal brigade has began their
midnight parade. We will not name
the captain in this. hn &
OIL CITY
On. City, November 19.
I regret to announce in my letter
this week the death of Mrs. Addie
Young, of Little Washington, I'a., a
sister of Moses Ilail, of this place-
She will be buried this afternon.
~ W. M. A. Henson will leave us
to-ixrow for Duke Centre, Pa,
where he will live this winter.
Things are very dunll here at pre--
ent.
The co operators of Southern De
mocracy will celebrate in Titusville
to-night. The should read the speech
delivered by Mr. Blaine at Augusta,
Maine, the other night, as an intro
ductory.
He Is Happy.
Wm. Traugh Jones, a compositor
on the Jour~ar, will set it up all
arcund for the boys, as another voter
will cast his baliot in 1905. Mumm's
extra will flow frecly on Thanksgiv
ing at William’s expense.
An Example
New York Tribune.
Let us see how it works ! Mississippi
has cast this year 121,321 votes, elects
gseven members of Congress, and there
tore cast 17 331 votes for each member of
Congress. Alabama has cast this year
153,789 votes, elects eight members of
Congress, and therefore cast 19,225 votes
for each member of Congress.
On the other hand Ohio has cast this
year 784,801 votes and elects twenty one
members of Congrese, and has therefore
cast 37,371 votes for each member of
Congress. New Jersey has cast this
year 260,792 votes and elects seven mem
bers of Congress, and has therefore cast
37,256 for each member of Congress.
The two Southern States cast 271,100
votes for fifteen members, an average of
18,341 votes for each member of Congress
The two Northern States have cast 1,045, -
593 votes for twenty-eight members, and
the average has therefore been 37,343 for
cach member of Congress. In other
words, the political value of a white man
in Ohio and New Jersey is less than half
thelpolitical value of a white man in Mis
sissippi and Alabama. And this is the
sort of thing which the white men of
Ohio and New Jersey are expected to
hail as a blessed revolution in tke interest
of the people.
~ow, Boys, Don't Fool With *Slapjacks.”
Philadelphia North American.
A sentence of one month was yester
day imposed by Judge Allison on George
Wilson, a colored youth, for hitting Sam
uel Roekm, a white boy, in the eye with
a pebble fired from a ‘‘slapjack.”” The
injury inflicted was quite painful, and it
wasalleged that the firing was intentional.
On the other hand, the defendant averred
that he had tried to pop a fly on the wing
and sccidentally brought down larger
ame. The Judge held that the del%n
sant was responsible for any evil conse
quences that might ensue, iutentionally
or unintentionally, for indulging in such
dangerous amusement.
Coming Events,
Philndelphia News.,
For United States Scnators from Penn
sylvania: _J. Donald Cameron, of Dau
phin; H. W. Oliver, of Allegheny.
For Governor of Pennsylvania, General
James A. Beaver, of Ceatre.
The above ticket will be supported, as
time rolls round and vacancies occur, by
“many voters’’ of the Republican persua
sion,
Coming Congress of American Churches.
NeEw Havex, Conn.,, Nov. 21.—A
meeting of clergymen of all denomina
tions was held here yesterday to arrange
for a congress of American Churches.
The Rev. Dr. John Anderson, of Water
bury, presided. The congress will ba
helg here in May, 1885. The founder of
the association is the Right Rev, Bishop
Clarke, of Providence.
SAN F RANCISCO’S SENSATION.
De Youag's Friends Anxious—The ¢ hootiag
the Act of a Coward.
SaN Fraxcsco, Cal., Nov. 21.—The
shooting of Michael H. De Young, editor
of the Chronicle, of this city, by Ado!ph
Spreckels, on Wednesday evening, is still
a topic of conversation in the city. Pub
lic sympathy is all in favor of De Young.
The friends of the injured man express
great anxiety over his case. Although
the doctors refuse to make an absolute
statement as to his condition, it is well
known that they entertain the gravest
fears. One of the bullets which struck
him passed within a s'xteenth of an inch
of the sub.clavian artery. Should in
flammation set in near the artery and the
latter burst, unothing could save his life.
The assassin Spreekels has been placed
under surveillance, and there is no pos
sibility of his escaping from the city, even
should he desire to do so.
The assassin followed De Young for
over a block, and would have shot him
on the street but for the crowd that was
passingat the time, Entering the office
and taking his victim unawares, when he
was incumbered with an armful of books,
he fired three shots, two of which took
effect, the morc serious wound being ia
the left shoulder, when George W.
Emerson, an advertising clerk,
seized a pistol and fired, wounding
Spreckels in the arm. By that time the
latter had been disarmed by some of the
other employees, and a policeman, com
ing in, arrested him. Emerson was also
taken into custody. Both were after
wards released on bail in the amounts
respectively of $5,000 and $l,OOO. By
mutual agreement between the prosecut
ing and defending attorneys, a further
hearing in the casc was indefinitely post.
qnned, as the condition of both De
foung and Spreckels prevented their ap
pearance. e
Spreckels' attempt on the life of the
editor was prompted by an article which
appeared in last Sunday’s Chronicle, giv
ing an account of a stockholders’ meeting
of the Hawaiian Commercial company, in
which Claus Spreckels, according to his
own report, which was submitted, was
in a fair way of gobbling up the com
pany, on which he held a mortgage of a
million dollars. It is not thought tho
Chronicle's account of the transaction re
flected more severely on the elder
Spreckels than the statement of the other
papers of the city.
MiISS FORTESCUE VINDICATED.
A Verdict of Tefl Thousand Pounds Ren
dered.
Loxpox, Eng., Nov. 21.—The famous
breach of promise suit of Miss Finney,
better known by her stage name as Miss
Fortescue, against Lord Garmoyle, the
son and heir of Earl Cairns, came up for
trial yesterday before the Court of Queen’s
Bench.
There have been several futile attempts
made on the part of Earl Cairns to com
promise the case, and yeslerday his soli
citor offered the lady £lO,OOO if she
would withdraw the suit. This she re
fused to do, saying that she was not seek
ing pecuniarv gain, but to vindicate her
character, and would not accept one
penny which was not awarded her by a
jury ol her countrymen. YWhen the case
was called yvesterday defendant’scounsel,
Sir Henry James, stated that he was
willing to accept a verdict of £lO,OOO.
Lord Garmoyle proposed and was ac
cepted by Miss Fortescue in July, 1883,
She was at that time engaged at the Sa
vo{y Theater. Earl Cairns was at once
informed of the step and cordially ap
proved it, and Miss Fortescue was the
recipient of many kindly lctters from the
members of Lord Garmoyle’s family. Ilis
son’s fiancee visited Earl Cairns, who,
with his wife, received her most affec
tionately. Lord Garmoyle, on January
21, 1884, wrote a letter to Miss Fortescue
and broke oft the engagement. Ie still
professed the dee(Yest love and admiration
for her, but said his friends would not
accept her on account of her profession.
Attorney General James admitted the
circumstances as they had been presented
by Sir Charles Russell, but he justified
the action of Lord Garmoyle. The de
fendant, he said, was now willing, as he
bhad always been, to grant a compensa
tion to the young lady for the broken con
tract. He would consent without objec
tion to a verdict of £lO,OOO. At thesame
time, he added, Lord Garmoyle wished
to state that not the slightest imputation
rested on Miss Fortescue’s character. She
had throughout their intercourse con
ducted herself as a highly modest and
high-minded English gentlewoman.
NEW YORK'S VYOTE.
Aunother Step in the Canvass—The Rich
mond County Error Corrected.
ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 21.—The State
Board of Canvassers met at 4 o’clock
f:esterday afternoon. Ex-Senator Conk
ing was present for a few minutes. A
protest to the effect that fifty-four green
electoral ballots had been cast in %.)e]a'
ware county for the Republican electors
was read, and on motion of Attoiney
General O’Brien was ordered to be en
tered in the proceedings, and the return
was passed as received. The Kings county
returns show a slight discrepancy, but
this was explained by the county clerk,
and the return was passed. The discre
pancy in the Richmond county return
was explained by County Clerk Cornelius
A. Hart. He presented the original tally
sheets, and stated that the error in the
return before the Board was owingto the
omission by the copyist of the names and
votes of two Butler electors. This mis
take was not apparent in the separate
footings, appearing only injthe totals, and
a comparison of the original with the
statement transmitted to the Board veri
fied his explanation. On motion of At
torney Geuneral O’ Brien,; which was unani
mously adopted, the clerk was permitted
to correct the return. All the returns
have been received, and a tabulated state
ment will be ready for signature at noon
to-dav,to which time the Board adjourned.
Let Barnunm Look Out for His Laurels,
Altoona Tribune.
Should Grover Cleveland fulfill the ex
pectations of the independents, to whose
exertions he owes his clection to the
Presidency, this country will witness
before next Independence Day ‘“‘the
greatest show on earth.”” -
b The Calm Betore the Storm,
“Well, hubby, how did you enjoy the
service this morning®” “To tell the
truth, darling, I didn’t take much interest
injt. I could bardly hear a word of the
sermon.”’ “Why, I beard it perfectly.
What was the matter 2”7 ““Well, I don’t
know. It may have been because your
bonpnet was so Joud.”” And then a
silence fell on the dinner table so intcnse
that you could hear the ice cream.
An Awful Revenge.
He placed a soggy baked potato back
in the dish, turned a dyspeptic cut of un
derdone veal disparagingly with Lis knife,
shivered dismally over a cup of cold,
muddy coffee, and then remarked:
“Do you know what I would do, my
dear, if I bad an enemy upon whom I
wished to inflict a dreadful and an irrep
arable injury ?”’
“Goodness, no,”’ his wife exclaimed.
«“What would you do?”’
«] would invite him here to dinner,”
NO. 88.
GENERAL NEWS IN BRIEF
ITEMS FROM ALL PARTS OF
THE COUNTRY.
Scissored from Our Many Ex
changes and Condensed for
Ready Reading.
The New York GHobe has sus
pended. The colored journalist as
well as the people at large, caunot
help but deplore the fallure of this
excellont and representative paper.
No enterprise can live, when the
pecple to whom it is devoted fail to
appreciate its efforts. Whatever
were the independent views of ite
editor the paper should not be made
to suffer. Colored people as a rule
carry their personal feelings so far
that because a man is unpopular,
whatever he is concerned witn (oo
matter how worthy the object) is
utpopular too.
W. H. Sull, of Reading, was
clected Vice President of the Key
stone Club of that city, a democratic
organizilion mumbering 500 mem
bers.
Senator L. Q. C. Lamer has com
menced suit in the United States
Circait Court, against the govern
ment to recover $lOO,OOO, for cotton
taken from his plantation in 1865.
A white woman named Orten
Welech, has brought suit agasnst
Thomas Welch, a colored man, for
divorce, they haviog been married
by telegraph, she not kunowing he
was colored until he came to Pitts
burg to meet her. The marriage
was declared void by the court.
BURGLARS IN THE SUBURB>S
Their Exploits at Churchville and Vieinity,
On Tuesday night burglars entered Mr.
Michael Snavely’s warerooms, adjoining
his store in Churchville, and removed
three hams and a number of shoulders,
but how many Mr. S. is not able to say.
The burglars first tried to enter the room
by breaking the bolt fastening the bar
across the window shutter, but failed to
get it open. They then forced open the
door and entered. From the warehouse
they attempted to enter the store room
through the door that connects the two
rooms. They pried at the door until the
lock was broken, but hooks on the inside
prevented them from gaining entrance.
They left this with their hams and shoul
ders, and going to the opposite side of the
street attempted to enter Mr. David Zieg
ler’s store by prying at the door, but
failed to break the locks. They then
forced a window shutter open and secured
entiance through the window. Here they
helped themselves to jewelry, clocks, mit
tens, stockings, silk, etc., to the amount
of about $2OO loss to Mr. Ziegler.
Mr. J. C. Books,blacksmith at Steeiton,
missed from his shop yesterday morning
a monkey wrench and a pair of pinchers.
It is presumed that tke burglars first en
tered the shopand procured the tools with
which they entered the store rooms.
These tools they evidently took with
them, as they cannot be found.
On Monday night thicves were heard by
Mrs. Abram Moyer in her cellar. She
ran to the window and gzave the alarm,
when four men ran from the cellar. In
the morning nothing was missed but a
jar of fruit.
A FEMININE FIRE-BUG
serious Charge Against a Lace Peddler,
HuxtisepoN, Nov. 21.—Incendiary
fires have been remarkably frequent in
this county of late, three barns having
been burned this week, with many indi
cations that the fire was of such origin.
Simon Beale's barn, in Henderson town
ship, with two horses and a quantity of
oats, corn, hay and farming implements;
Amos Smucker’s large barn in Brady
township, together with three horses, a
colt, three cows, several young cattle,
several wagons and the larger part of the
hay and grain crops; and Jessie M’Clain's
barn, in Tod township, with two cows,
much hay, grain and like, were all
burned within a few days, and the fire in
each case occurred shortly after dark. A
woman, wbo travels about selling laces,
excited suspicion by denying having had
any connection with the fires when she
had not been charged with it, and she has
been arrested.
THREE BAD BOYS.
They Confess to Having Set Firetoa Rail
way Depot,
EasToN, Nov. 21.—Since the burning
of the Philadelphia and Reading depot,
several weeks ago, the detectives have
been trying to learn how the fire started.
They bave just found that three boys—
John Thomas, aged six years ; Henry
Yonson, aged ten years, and Frank
Kelscher, aged eleven years—had set It
on fire. The boys were taken to the po
lice station one at a time and each admit
ted his guilt. On the day of the fire the
lads gathered a lot of greasy waste and
crawled under the depot. They then ap
plied a match, and became frightened and
ran away when the fire became so large
they could not extinguish it. It was not
their intention to burn the building, but
to start a small fire to keep them warm.
While at the police station Kelscher said
it was a good job and that a new depot
was wanted here anyhow.
A Brakeman’s Frightful Fate.
PiTTsBURG, Nov., 21.—Abraham Der
caw, who was employed as a brakeman
on a coal train on the Panhandle railroad,
met with a horrible death yesterday af
ternoon. -He was walking on the cars
when the train broke and he was thrown
on the track, the wheels passingover him
in such a way as to sever his head from
bis shoulders. Mr. Bercaw leaves a
widow and three children. Mrs. Bercaw
dreamed on Wednesday night that her
husband was in 8 wreck and that he was
killed. So impressed was she with the
vision that had come to her that when
morning came she told her dream to her
husband and begged of him not to goto
work vesterday.
Punished jor an Old Crime.
LANCASTER, Nov. 21.—Geo. Miller,
who on April 9, 1879, with three com
panions, robbed a jewelry siore in
Ephrata, was yesterday convicted and
sentenced to five years and four moanths
in the Eastern Penitentiary. Miller was
the only one who escaped capture,and be
went V\yest, where be _ren}ained until a
few months ago. Thinking his crime
had been forgotten, he returned to his old
home, when he Wss arrested,

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