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EDEK5BURC, PA., Friday Morning, - October 3, 1S73. Democratic Slate yominutions. JfICE OV Sl'l'BF.MK coniiT: JAMES 11. LUDLOW, Philadelphia. STATE TREASURER : F. M. HUTCHINSON, Allegheny. Democratic County Ticket. -asskmri.y: HEN It Y SCANLAN, Carrolltowu. niKRirr: HERMAN BAl'MEK, Cow-maugli I5oro tkeakvrf.r: A. 1. CIUSTE, Mnnstcr Township. com missioxeu: KDWAlili G LASS, El.tnsl.urg. roojt mu sK ii'.hictok: ANSELM WEAK LAND, Chest Tw p. t okoxer: JOHN UE.VDV, Johnstown. An.iTDi;: H. C. FREIDfruFF, Coneinaiigh norough. ji'ky commissiosfr: HENRY TOIM'BK, Adams Twp. A cuRUKsi'ONi.KNT alleges that there are forty-two millions dollars in the sinking fund of the Fa. K. 11., all com. posed of fu st class securities. The Tribune finds fault with Hen ry Scanlan, the Democratic candidate for Assembly, because he gives a plain, square answer, publicly, to a letter ad dressed to him by respectable citizens on the licensn mipstion W'n il..pn v. , TT 11". ''line, not satisfied witli my verbal authority feamuel iienry, who has been asked given you last week to deny the truth of the same question by the voters of the assertion made by the editor of that t,;, i-, ' l,;lI'-) that I voted at the last Spring elec- tnis counts , to answer in like manner, j tiosi in favor rf the IjOCal option law, re- 1 ne people do not like private pledges or double dealing. Desldcs, we have stated on the au thority of Henry Scanlan himself, and no man who knows him will doubt his word, that he voted against Local Option ; and we know that Samuel Henry did not vote against it. We know, too, that radical legisla tures have for years labored for such a law, and that the democrats have al ways opposed it. We know likewise, as shown by the official returns, that in Henry Scanlan's district the vote stood : For Local Option, 1 2; against it, 45. In Samuel Henry's district: For Local Option, 85; against, 1 1. In Iienry Scanlan's township: For Lo cal Option, 24; against it, 100. In Sam'l Henry's township: For Local Option, 122; against it, 21. Figures will not lie, gentlemen. Samuel Hknry's course in the Lojr- islature has been praised verv LMilv ! , i by tae radical papers, c!u fly be-au: c ' he reduced the Commissioners' pay to ,inve an aUtional member for a surplus mn ,-fnv ,t, ti r , " , , I I'xeecdiug one-half a ratio over one or more 100 a j car each. 1 hey forget to add j f,,Il ratios. Any county, including I'hila- that he voted to increase the (Jovernor'.s ' delphia, having over one hundred thou e - .,, . , r i sand inhabitants, shall be divided into dis- pay from $o,00U a year to $10,000 a ! tricts antl cvei.j! cit slj:dl bc cutitlcd Year. Thev fonret to state that he I separate representation when its popnla- iiimself took $1,000 from the Treasu- I . TV' l f 'M' Lut ," distdct shM ' elect more than four members. ry last winter for less time than the The number of members of the Commissioners are required to spend, I House having thus been fixed at two and $oi)0 additional (making, $1,500 j hundred, the ratio for one member be in all) for p.ing to Wilkesbarrc in a ';ing about u Cambria countv, contested election case, to turn out havil:? a l)0imlution, according to the four Democrats who had legally been j last ccnsus uf .- ,jC elected and put in their places four to rnemU i-s, with a smaU surplus Z hv tixe !eo T 1 bCCn darly tU"fWat" 1 reuu,i,li,,3- Thc 01' argument that 1 - 1 C' has ever been used in favor of larelv ...v, uiai oamuci Henry got a law passed for the better collecting of taxes in Cambria countv, but they forget to sr.y that that law was framed by the Chairman of the Democratic County Committee, and was afterwards passed so that it was to go into effect before iU pazmyc thus causing the county a heavy ex pense in litigation with the Cambria Iron Company, which Judge Dean de cided in favor of the County Commis sioners. Why don't the radicals tell all about Mr. Henry's legislation while they are at it ? one of CoL. ClIAKI.KS J. litMtl.K, the proprietors and chief editor of the ' " e have never l.en favor- Fhiladelphia Aje, and a son of the al,1-v in,l'ressed with the ultimate pro distinguished Nicholas liiddle, died 1U'iety or salut:llT effect of the pro verj suddenly on last Sunday even- 1",sa clia"?c. 1,1,1 il will be a matter ing, in the 54th year of his age. Col. j for tlie l0ol'Ie whose interests are di liiddlc was a prominent otuee- in tlie roct,.v to l'e affect eil, to decide for Mexican war, and acquired a hi.rh t,lt,nselvts when they come to vote on military reputation in the late civil , lllc (llestion. war. lie was a high toned gentle- T, , . -, man and an able an-l fearless joun,al-l Ust week aMerted ist In hi .1...M, ,!, i . and of course the I ote crieil o, that 1st. in ins iloatu the Democratic , i ir,.nr.. .,, 4, , . i i ... -Mr. Jlenr at the last session voted party has lost one of its most distin-! , , . , session ox,eu iii , , o . i a'Jail increasing the pav of members guished advocates and the profession c-i 2., intuioeis r- i i. . . m. lroua l.U0 to $1,500. If either of one of its brightest ornaments. The ' i , . er Wl those Honors or lM. ..i.: i Aye, in announcinghis untimely death, says : i r ,v, l Vh rn, ml or did .Mr. Liddle was and earnest. He defended i "In all he xa conscientious truth and denounced en or with un Hindi- j ing bravery, lie was insensible to fear when in tl.o discharge of duty. His love ! of truth, justice and fair dealing was of the , pure fchivahi.us tv. He knew but one ; path to reach an objeo, and that was the ! Mraight road of open, honest word and ! u-eu. no was a tran.fr trk fritilA .in i-.j ..t-ceir. EH-ih.iii,e.ss was no part of his chaiacter. Ho v:i p,,i;,.i r.... from that taint f wo.ldllness, and as bus- ! baml, father, brother ho was ever w illin' ! io sacnuee nims. ii ir thc welfare of oth ers, in a worn, inarh-s J. Hiddle was a woa Zi citizen." and Ch!s: hTeZrl I actor enn safely Ik- taken as models iu all ' perleet tyi0 ot an Ajnt iii-an heso ltlaLioiLi vf lift.' llennj Scanlan and the Tribune. The Johnstown Tribune having as- serted that Henry Scanlan, although I nnw 5ti fivnr of n rono-il nf th T.oc-nl ; Option law, had voted for it at the! j last Spring election, we pronounced ! the statement utterly false in the last Freeman upon the express authority i of Mr. Scanlan himself. The Tribune of Friday last, returning to the charge, assumes that we had no warrant from i Mr. Scanlan to make the denial, and in a spirit of bravado challenges that gentleman himself to become respon siblc for the denial over his own sig nature. When he does so, the Trib une avers that it will "probably" cause its editor "to produce the written proof (of its allegation) over the names of men whose truthfulness cannot be impeached." Mr. Scanlan's attention having been called to these bold words of the Tribune, he has promptly ac ceded to the demand of its editor, as will be seen from his letter appended to this article. The issue having been thus fairly made up, it only remains for the editor of the Tribune to get his ih'hh ready, and drive them home with all the power of which he boasts himself to be competent. "When he has performed that feat to his own sat isfaction, it will be our pleasant duty to extract them, and turn them with renewed force and eiTect against him self. Caktiot.ltowx, Sept. 29, 1873. Editor Freeman The Johnstown Tiih peats the charge in substance in his paper of last Friday, and asks me to deny it over my own signature. I nowdoso, and when be furnishes his boasted proof that I did otherwise, or that I did not, both before and on the day of the election, oppose it and induce others to do likewise, he will see how plain a tale will put the slander I uown. i nave thus, at the editor s request, placed myself in a position where he says he can l'jin1J me, and I now invite him to make good his charge, or else withdraw it. if he fails to do either, the people w ill rightly judge who has suflercd most by the pinniit'j process. Very truly yours, Henry Scani.an. In the Constitutional Convention, last week, the following section, fixing the number of members of the House of Keprcsentatives, was adopted : The members of the House of Keprescut atives shall be apportioned among the sev eral counties, according to population, on a ratio to be obtained by dividing the whole population of the State, as ascer tained by the most recent United states census, by two hundred. Any county, in cluding Philadelphia, having more than one r; tio, shall be entitled to a member for each full ratio, but each couuty shall be" at k'a's.1 one1 ,,!fc',lbt:r i d counties shall not be joined to form a district. Any county having leys than live ratios shall incln- the members of the two' hl.!im.h.,..f t,,..,!.!,.,,, !. ! will make it more difficult, if not im- jx3Ki Lit., to oornijit itu mpmlurii. It is unquestionably- true, that it would require more money to debauch two hundred men than would be needed to do the same thing with one hundred, unless the ordinary price for a vote should be diminished by the well es tablished rule of demand and supply. The mere increase in representation for the reason above 6tatcd, which has been assigned by Governor Curtiu and its other advocates, is an open confession of the utter and hopeless 'Pravity of the political morals of show ' , . ' r" . T' m,xl tiay- oi me election, from the offn-ial journal of n it u J lhe IJou,' whre the evidence of the truth of the declaration can alone be r,.i i lr r"lu1' t,,at feanjl,el UvnrY l"l What they say he did, we pledge ourself to vot,. n ;..i.t h;, , n , " 'n t,cket fr h,m OQ the SeC" oll Tuesday of October. Democrats should examine the reg istry list forthwith and see that their own names and the names of their Democratic neighbors are on it. To- "' the last Y on W"hich this duty can be attended to. Let no Democrat neglect it. HARRIS AND GRIFFITH. There seems to le a slight differ ence of opinion between the editor of the Johnstown otce and John T. Harris, the radical candidate for Sher iff, for while the Voice opened a fire in the rear and suggested to Harris the propriety of his withdrawal from the unequal contest, the latter worked up his courage to the sticking point and has made a vigorous assault on those two democratic strongholds, Carrolltown borough and Carroll town ship, with a hasty diversion into the young democratic township of Barr. The efforts of a radical candidate to bring grist to his own mill in the Democratic districts referred to, forci bly remind one of the unrcmunerative process of shearing a pig for the sake of the wool. We cannot, however, but admire the pluck of Johntown's chief of iolice in thus "bearding the lion in his den," and only hope he will have a happy time in extracting his claws without receiving any se rious injury. After he had satisfied himself with the situation in Carroll, he extended his Quixotic ramblings into a portion of Chest, where Demo crats who vote for radical candidates are as scarce as white crows, or straw berries at the north pole. If he was not utterly disgusted with Chest, he ought to have crossed over into Clear field where radicals, like angel's visits, are few and far between. After that, and with no thought of throwing up the sponge, he ought to have inter viewed the Democracy of old Alleghe ny, and especially of that part of it known as "Hickory Ilidge." If thus far he failed to strike radical He, he would have had no better luck iu Gal litzin township and still the balance of the Democratic Jordan, embracing Summitville. Aiunster and Washing ton would remain to be travelled. Having at last run the gauntlet of Northern Democratic Cambria, he could then go forth to still brighter conquests, to the soul-inspiring strains of "The Campbells are coming." Thomas Griffith, the sprightly and irrepressible candidate for County Treasurer, following close in the foot steps of his radical colleague, feasted for a brief period on the rich and nour ishing pastures of Democratic Carroll and Barr, but his condition was not politically improved. Do these radical office seekers im agine that Democrats are made of such soft and pliable material that they can be moulded into any shape to suit their own political purposes? If the' lay this flattering unction to their souls, the result on next Tues day week will interpret for them the fatal handwriting on the wall. If a radical meeting were held in the Court House, and if Thomas Grif fith could address it, his friend Harris being present, the following speech would fairly express the position he occupies towards the Democratic par ty, whose votes he is now so busily and even so offensively soliciting: Fellow Republicans You see before you tvday two candidates for office on the Republican county ticket, one of whom is my warm and esteemed friend, John T. Harris, the nominee for Sherift", and the other your humble servant, w ho is seeking, under great difficulties, the oflice of Coun ty Treasurer. (Hurrah for the bully boys, Harris and Griffith !) It is very tine, my friends, and as sad as it is true, that neither of us has the ghost of a chance of being elected, unless about four hundred demo crats (three cheers for the four hundred) will basely desert their own candidates, Baumer aisl Criste, and magnanimously vote for Harris ar;d myself. (Chaplain Davis "That's a big thing on ice, Tom my.") Will they do it? It is their reply to this question at the ballot-box that just now causes in us exceeding and very great alarm. Ought Democrats to vote Tor us, or ought we to expect them to do so? (Not much, if any.) If they are so green, however, then I have only to say that any man who will hereafter assert that oil and water will refuse to mix, knows nothing about the mysteries of Cambria county politics. I am not ashamed, fellow citi zens, to proclaim my political faith I am a radical from the top of my head to the soles of my feet, (great applause,) and I here publicly avow that I never voted for a democrat, even for the lowest office, (im mense cheering,) and I never will, so help me, Sam Henry. (Three cheers for Sam.) I regard the Democratic party as a whited sepulchre its members as disloyal and dangerous to the peace of the country ; in a word, as the fit refuge for all traitors. ((J roans for the democrats.) "Who has abused and fought the Democratic rarty with more bitterness than I have? My bosom friend, John D. Thomas, (three cheers and a tiger for John I).,) late chief of the Ebensburg Democratic Ring, but from whose eyes the Democratic scales have lately fallen, thanks to the efforts of that great and good man, A. A. Barker, (IwllyforAbrabam,) may possibly do so, but if he does, he w ill have to get up very early and go to bed very late. (He will that.) Have I not always on election day acted as Republican "whipper in" at the polls m tbensburg, ever ready to aid the Republican candidates and defeat their unworthy Democratic opponents? (You have, Thomas.) Wi.it other candidate has spent his money as freely in this cam paign as myself, both inside and outside of lager beer saloons ? (Little boy "Nary a candidate.") It is true, I have only done so for the purpose of procuring Demo cratic votes, but with me that is a Dolitical necessity, and if I can only succeed at my nice little game of pulling radical wool oyer Democratic eyes, (go for their eyes, Thomas,) it will be a rich and rare, but costly, political joke. (Who cares for ex penselumber has riz.) The Democrats of the county will then have sacrificed their own candidate, who is as good a man as I am, and some other person in roy name will perform the duties and pocket the pay of County Treasurer. Long live the ai?d elori Republican party, (great cheering and cries of long may it fmhii, BW?rnT(oe te conniptions of Cambria county Democracy in all its hid eous shapes and in all its repulsive forms. (Long continued and most deafenin- ap plause, in the midst of which the speaker w as carried away on the shoulders of his delighted audieuce.) Jobbing u ilh the I'ublic Money. There are still a good many honest peo ple iu Pennsylvania who iu their simple aud confiding natures persist iu believing that the affairs of the State treasury are conducted in strict accordance with the la ws, and with due regard for the public interests. All the facts that have been spread before them for the last ten years have failed to convince them that the mon ey of the treasury has been habitually used for the purposes of private speculation and political corruption. When forced upon their attention they complacently read the August report of the Sinking Fund, and are pleased to find that a reduction of a half million has been made in the public debt without seeing the proof in the report itself that the debt should have been re duced to the extent of a million more, in stead of being retained in the "unex pended balance" as the banking capital for the financial speculations of the State Treasurer and his ring. These people will not be convinced of the corrupt manage ment of the public money because they wilfully close their eyes to the proofs that are lying thick all around them. To look the truth steadily in the face would com pel them to give up their faith in the in tegrity and patriotism of too many of their trusted leaders, and that would cause a shock w hich their feeble natures could not withstand. Conscience might compel them for once to abandon party for the sake of the State. It is useless to remind these people of that financial transaction by which State Treasurer Mackey lost $03,000 of the pub lic money deposited for purposes of specu lation with Charles T. Yerkes & Co. It is true the public has the assurance of the Treasurer that the loss was made good to the State, and with two millions, more or less, of an unexpended balance in steady employment, at fair interest, this was not ditlicult to do. Of the epistolary litera ture, with which the history of the Stato Treasury abounds, the following letter has already become almost forgotten: "Auditor General's Ofttck, ITar itiSHUi:';, Dec. 21,1871. Dear Yerkes: Cal houn telegraphed ipe to-dav for ruonev, and I had to give a cheek for ?8,70O, which he will present to you to-morrow (22d). I can not avoid this. 1 met Mackey hereon Mon day. He went west in the afternoon, and will not return until Monday. I ttiil nut like to ask him again, Imt I did not think Calhoun would want any money soon. I will see you on Saturday, and whatever you want done I will do. 1 will meet Mackey here on Monday, aud whatever is necessary 1 will ask Ll in to do. "Yours, most truly, "J. F. HartrXxfT. "I S. Will lift Calhoun's cheek on Sat urday, and give you certificate of deposit to that amount. J. F. II." This letter is not reproduced to revive a scandal which a humiliated people would gladly dismiss forever from their memo ries, but to afford another illustration of the uses which are made of the money in the Treasury of Pennsylvania. So far as its author is concerned, this letter, the photograph of which was Hashed in the faces of the people a year ago, shows that he was making use of tho money of both State and National Treasury. He had at the same time a share of the funds en trusted to Pension Agent Calhoun lor the payment of the annuities to soldiers' widows and orphans, and a share of thc unexpended balance belonging to the Treasury of Pennsylvania to say nothing of the "loan" made by Geo. O. Evans. Rut it is quite enough for the present pur pose to show how the Treasury is managed by the official w ho asks the people to go to the ballot-box and continue him in Ins re sponsible position for another term of two years. If they propose to deliberately maintain a corrupt antl corrupting system of administering public money, which has no parallel in financial management, they will elect him. When the writer of this Calhoun letter wits a candidate for Governor of Pennsyl vania many good citizens soothed their un quiet consciences with thc excuse that it was necessary to elect Hartraoft in order to ensure the election of Grant. The life of the nation was to be saved for yet an other time, and they must do evil, there fore, that good might come of it. Kvcry Republican who expressed a purpose to vote for Ruckalew was denounced as an enemy of Grant and a traitor to the party. In this way the public conscience was stilled. The refractory were driven into line, and the Philadelphia repeaters and ballot-box stutters completed the work. Bat what plea will now bc urged in behalf of the ring candidate for State Treasurer? Grant is President, and the life of the na tion is not to be saved again for three years to come. A majority of one hundred thou sand and upwards, of the ieople of Penn sylvania, have declared at the ballot-box that the management of the Treasury must be reformed. The Republican poli ticians have responded by placing in nomi nation for Treasurer the very official against whom was directed the amendment to the constitution maXinp the estate Treasurer elective by popular suffrage. Was this amendment the mere capricious whim of an unthinking and irresponsible mob, or was it the solemn act of a free and intelli gent people? The election in October will go far to determine this question. In the moautime let us appeal to those good peo ple of Pennsylvania who have made so many sacrifices of feeling to save the na tion to come up this one time and try their hands at saving tho State. Hollidujsburg Standard. Toe Lancaster Exprest (Republican) de clines to support Mackey for Stato Treas urer. In reply to an article in the JnUUi yencer, which reminded the Jljrpre of cer tain charges it made against Mackey last fall, it says: To Jie foregoing we reply, ones for all, that our views lor the management of the State Treasury have undergone no change since we made ourselves familiar with its details. The facts we laid before the pub lic during tho past three years have never leen controverted and cannot be disproved. We did our duty in the premises, and if the people are "willing to perpetuate the Treasury ring rule," as would now seem to be the ease, we wash our hands of the re sponsibility. We still believe Jn the doc trine of the Iowa Republicans, as incorpo rated in their Stato platform, that it is the duty of every citizen who is in favor of po litical reform, houesty, economy and purity in all official administrations, "to partici pate in politics and to make an end of bad men forcing their election by securing a par ty nomination ;" and that it is further, "the duty of every Republican to oppose the elec tion of a bad man and an incompetent can didate, whether he be a candidate upon our own or any other ticket." In regard to the rumored losses of the State Treasurer by the recent failures, which the Radical newspapers are making such frantic efforts to deny, it is a signifi cant fact that the State appropriations to schools and charitable institutions, amount ing to more than a million and a half of dollars, and heretofore always paid before September 1st, have not yet been paid. This delay is, to say the least, strongly confirmatory of the ugly rumors of the past week, and a dispatch to the New York papers of last Friday saystbat so great is the inconvenience occasioned by this unusual and unaccountable delay that the soldiers' orphans at several institu tions throughout the State are dependent llfton t Vi A Iqilv .1isritr en i-l-rftll nrt i ll rr neighbors. At Mount Joy it is lamenta bly so. A Strange Disorder. TWO LITTLE C1KLS IN KANSAS SINGULARLY AFFLICTED. A number of years ago, during Father AiimiHtiiie's iurisdiction at St. Benedicts College, he accorded Mr. Snyder the life- j long right to act as sexton of the Catholic cemetery. After Father Augusiine re moved, about three years ago, two of the children, respectively five aud seven years of age, w ere attacked with some mysteri ous disorder, which did not seem fatal on its tendency. The parents were poor, and did not go to the expense of employing the services of a physician until some time after these symptoms appeared, and the matter run on for several months. The father said that, immediately after some little excitement, without sigu or warning, the two girls would commence acting in a very strange and peouliar manner, although their actions were entirely different, one of them evincing a tendency to bite the legs of chairs and tables, and cavort around the room on her bands and knees, without speaking. The other one, on thc contra ry would be full of unnatural life, her face flushed, her eyes large and bright, while she would dance and caier around the room, talking glibly and laughing contin ually. He said they would handle coals of fire as they would pebbles, putting them in their mouths and on their persons w ith out burning them ; w hile they would, un harmed, thrust their hands into a blazing fire. Dr. Ayer corroborates the father in what he says. It was by Dr. Ayer's repeated visits and close observation that the occa sion of the breaking f the spell was no ticed. Strange and ifiiprobable as it may seem, it was occasioned by the pronuncia tion of a word. Many of our readers will laugh and hoot at this improbable story, but we can assure them that it was tested carefully and closely by Dr. Ayer first and afterwards by Dr. Bryning, and tbey pro nounced it a real and actual fact, and one that had come w ithin their own personal observation. The pronunciation of the simple word "I want," without reference to prefix or affix, was sufficient, and from that moment they were perfectly rational. A short time ago Dr. Bryning was called to the house, but upon his arrival there found both children had just passed out of the spell. The father stated to Dr. Bvrn- i ing that he might bid the family good day i and step down the road out of sight and j await his coming, and if the children evinced theso peculiar symptoms after his j departure he would call him. He hardly j got out of sight when the father hastened j after him and brought Ihim back. Both i the girls were in the spell, one crawling j around on the floor, biting the legs of the I chairs and tables, while the other was j laughing, talking and dancing around the t room in the most unnatural manner. The legs of the chairs and tables bore evideuce j of the frequent spells of the one that w-as j in the habit of biting, by beiug gnawed and bitten out as a horse manger. He I tried to catch the little girl that was danc i ing around, but she evaded him iu the I most skillful manner, continual'y talking to him f laughing heartily, but in a man ner that wonUl make thc flesh creep. The other girl paid fw attention- to him, but kept continually crawling froiw one object to another, bHing them all tis she passed. He finaJfy caught the little girl, when she said : "Don't touch me ; let me alone. I want" and that breaking the sjell, she turned a color as white as driven snow, aad both burst cmt crying and retired to a dis tant part of the room, their arms around each other, and could not be prevailed upon to say another word. Dr. Eryning says it was the iuos,t pitiful sight he ever saw in the couise of his professional ca reer. Atchinon (i'.t) Ciii iipion. Si'ddes FonTt'NEv A Leak of fortune which would brighten the pages of a book of fiction has recently been manifested in j the midst of us. The incident connected ! with it are as follows; Several years ago I a woman whose name is Griffith, and her i son Isaac, became inmates of tlie Rens j selaer county Poor Huse, (whether from ; inability to obtain employment sufficient to secure the necessaries ol lite or from ill heath we do not know,) where they re mained until the spring or summer of 1871, when the lad found a situation in Patrick liyron's meat markt, No. 4.V Third street. The lad was industrious and honest, and remained in the employ of Mr. Byron until a few weeks ago, when, hearing of the death of an uncle, the lad went to New Jersey (where his uncle diedl, not with the expectation of hearing that fortune had smiled upon him, but merely to learn some particulars concerning the death of his kinsman. His delight was unbounded when he was informed that the snug sum of $ o,(HM) was bequeathed to himself aud his sister, who now resides in New York. We doubt not that the first act of this child of fortunu will be that of placing his mother in a home l;itting their circumstances. Troy Whig. A bank suspension, general or partial, had some significance or meaning when thc money of the country was gold or sil ver. A bank may bc rotten and insolvent, and fail; but to talk of a suspension of payments at this time is thc use of an old term without any of its significance. A suspension of payments in promises to pay at some indefinite time in the uncertain future is an absurdity on its face. In fact, the United States Government has sus pended payments ever since it made Treas ury notes a legal tender. Ever since it stopped paying coin for its debts it has suspended payments. It has issued evi dences of indebtedness, bearing no interest and payable at no time, and these consti tute the "money" which the batiks hold and which the depositors seek to draw out before the banks "suspend payment." Thc whole theory of a general suspension of payments, when there is not a dollar of coin on deposit anywhere, and when the entire circulating medium consists of in definite promises to pay, is au absurdity. P. T. Barscm announces that if a bal loon floos not cross the Atlantic this fall he will spend $50,000, if necessary, in haviu the experiment tril nuiv .-.xl i next year, provided one or more aeronauts vrtu w iuuuu m Amenca or .Europe who will heartily make the attempt. He evi dently does not intend to make the experi ment with a cheap balloon, for he says: As at present advised. I shall have the silk manufactured in China, put together and prepared under the direction of "scien tific men in London, an experimental as cension mado from Sydenham Crystal 1 alace grounds and then bring the bal loon to America, and make the trans atlantic trip from New York. I trust the public will believe that if I put ray hand to the plow I shall not look back." . 'rh question of what constitutes a bankrupt has just been settled by Jude Drummond of the United States Circuit t f Jllll,JL,s- Ir- a case just con cluded Judge Drummond decided that any man who, without any legal reason, re iuses payment on his paper for two weeks, may be under the law, adjudged a bank- rUUt. H mntf t,li..f. n.B... .. . ! 3 iuo oun mat ne !J,!i m withL.ld.ing payment. His ( k,lxvv v unwillingness to pay will , not prevent his being adjudged insolvent i it the refusal to honor bis piomisc to re deem extcuds over fourteen, days. Holt Haunted. A flittin" shadow from thc dismal past has at lastwonia wound into the obdurate conscience of General Joseph Holt, btau ton, Lane and King were haunted by it to suicidal-graves, and all these years the jointing finger of a murdered woman s l,ia lx.ril ihe hard heart of Holt, 1111 IUC WireB wuoliwivo , "j iiv. im M , 1 1 ' . I : v. ... 1 lit VailllV titlMI Id Wrlm 1 , . -i . i . . . . .mi id .....I i i f 1 1 1 iir 1 1 1 1 1 1 . i r i 1 1 r - i . . - i . wreKDeu soul wiimu j i .- K"ieu tli beaU the air to drive the pensive snaaow back, but it walks a pale horror in his dreams; dismal, oppressive, frightful com panion by day. He has borne his burden for years; he has seen Lane turn upon .imslf like a desperate senerit, inflicting his own death wound to escape; he has seen King fly before it, blinded and frozen with horror and dismay.until the hospita ble waves caught his body in their arms ;..t-.,K lnc 1irtnrnl lif! he has See 11 Aim . -u . . ... w. .... i Stanton clutch at ambition, and power, Kentucky, fell and place, in the hope of entrenching him self against the presence of remorse, in vain. More brutal and hardened than the rest, he has shut up the ghastly negative within him and let it paint its filmy pic tures, unseen by the public, all the while, in public and in private seeking to exor cise the stubborn shade. Hard has his lot been and terrible his long unrest. The keen reproach of the dead has looked him out of countenance, and the wail of a stricken daughter, plead ing for a mother's life, has rankled in his brain. A bloody Banquo has paralyzed every smile of joy before it could fade from his countenance, and solitude lias been startled by a chilly presence. No matter what social path be pursued he could not escape; toil would not banish the faithful spectre; home had no privacy for the soul haunted wretch. The world had half forgotten both hini and his victim. No one recalled the dark deed in which he figured; no one cared to goad him w ith resurrected memories. The press hau long since ceasea to comment upon the awful tragedy which left so many bitter legacies, when suddenly Judge Holt rushed into print, crying, "I am not guilty; I did not do it!" A long defence of his conduct he makes, as if to persuade his own conscience that he was not as guilty of iunocent blood as some one else. As though startled from some hideous night mare, he answers an invisible pursuer, and strives to cover up or soften down the inlty part he enacted iu a wanton mur er. Mistaking the outcry of his frightful soul for the righteous denunciation of a world, he fancies that thc public are ac- cusing him afresh, and he breaks oift with the whining pica he Las fo often uttered to the melancholy monitor that haunts his steps. The voices of all the living would not shake him as docs the stare of the veiled sjiectre and the million of echoes in his hollow heart. Down, Judge Holt, down! As unwelcome to a remorseful guilty part he enacted iu a wanton mur- inn. recently, bin vine der. Mistaking the outcry of his frightful in the "round, li v.. ; -; people is your apparition as is the ghost f America a"ainst the i:ua-;;. your victim to you. Go back to your ob- ifi ministry. scurity, and carry the cold corpse upon your heart back with you. The voices that brought you out are the vanguard of a host w hich will increase in volume as you near the grave. Sundcty TtUynitn. A Defaulting Font master. TnE riTTSBUltOH POST-OFFICE SYSTEM ATI- I l'nl,1' ,s authority for t! CA..LY JiOHLED ."33,43.J IHYS K WIIEKB I ,"it 01" l public might THE WOO0151NE TWINtTU. i PiTTsnruoii, Sept. 26. The post-office j here was taken possession of this afternoon by Major Pethei bridge, chief of the spe- : j eial service bureau of the Post-office De- : i part ire nt. John II. Stewart, the Post ; master, tinder orders from Washington,- : has been suspended from his position, be- I 'cause of grave ii regularities in tin; cou- t J duct of the affairs of the office, which have ! j culminated in a defalcation, so far as as- j i certained, of about j:?,00. The first sus- ; picious of the Post-office Department as to j j there being anything wrong iu the Pitts- , ; burgh office were awakened by numerous i ! complaints that reached Washington from I business houses in this city of their failure j to receive letters containing remittances. ! An investigation was ordered about six , weeks ago by the Post-office Department, : I under the direction of Major Petherbridge, i assisted by R. K. Sharratv, of New York, i There was found to bc a general disor- j I ganization and demoralization in the work ing force of the office. The loss of letters ! aud delay in the delivery of mails were of j frequent occurrence, and complaints were numerous trom business meu as to the j loose manner in which the affairs of tlie 1 office were conducted. An investigation disclosed the fact that j the accounts of the office had been im- ; j properly kept, and that some of the clerks j had been systematically deprived of a por- I I tion of their pay by being induced to Mgn j vouchers for a greater amount than they 1 j received. One instance is given of a clerk ; t who regularly signed a voucler for fifteen ' dollars a month more than bo was paid. Of course the Postmaster in his accounts ! was credited with the faee of the voucher, and pocketed the difference between that sum and the amount paid the clerk. j The first evidence the Department had ' of there being a defalcation in the office ' was when drafts on the Pittsburgh Post office, to the amount of S1G.000. in favor of the Pan Handle railroad company for i weather is very mail service, were returned to the Depart- i Irs- 1" ment protested for non-payment. At that time the t ost master, according to his ac- j counts, should have had ample funds to induced her husband to --In'.t-, pay tho draft. This caused the prompt ; onT so they might g -;. action in taking possession of the office and ! our, and she pocketed tke - ; susjiending the Postmaster. i sale and five bundled About 2 o'clock p. m. to-day the de- i ner father, and then "I tectives demanded thc keys of the office, i cr trunk, but her Ira-'. This was the first intimation Stewart had ! tUe baggage-room of t that he was suspected, though officers had ' IJd claimed it. Wh'.i been at work for six weeks. He was taken ; before tho United States Commissioners I and charged with embezzling 3o,-13o.l!. i The amount is made ui as follows- f j tlje postal revenue fund, $10,416.33; of the ! stamp and stamped cnvplonn fmwl 4i- 550.38; of the money order fund, l,l7.23- advertised that he wviiU '"j ' i and of the funds received from box rents ! s'c,n m a balloon to-day. J"'1-:, ana postage collected, tho sum of $3,373. Stewart gave bail in $Gi),000. It is said he confesses the embezzlement. The bodies of Mrs. O'Marra, aged sixty-five, and her daughter, aged thirty were found near Montrose Stat?on, on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western rail road, on Saturday morning last, but not mangled by trains in any w ay. The Coro ner's jury elicitee" sufficient evidence to warrant the belief that they were murdered and placed on the track by Daniel O'Mar ra, the old lady's son, and his hired man named Irving. lilood was found on li ving's clothes and at several points be tween the house and the railroad, a dis tance of two and a half miles. Daniel O Marra had inherited some property on condition that ho would support hia mw and sister the latter of whom was par- i !ne' tially b find from her birth. The supiUi- I bn?:i "V J ,uea u,.em 10 relieved of : c,t"u .'"-"' " ' )a,Tj ri""'" UVnnS them. He and V" ! j. and ""o ovtu ocen neia to answer , A py,st.em of national finance, which is built on faith and not on fact, which S on confidence and not on reality, which lars annually for accepting the privilooo of SSSZJ a rUDd P for se" . ' n B S , Uea,y times and r hold mftf at lhoir merey when the tunef need eon.es, is a system w h de mands some attention from the I "4 oy a i..g in lui tin t...... , t our thuusiuil sixty-four iimnij;i;u of New VoiV d1. ;,, i,, a. 1 1 v,j T l J WOCIlltUlf 11 v 1 ra-! 'tvk in Jc animals we: to beiin house. The extensive iron Keis, Hrown & Brr - ' - J. has ceased running u ' iidiirliluitl,. I C i . eight hun' employment. An unknown woman ar,l -dren, who came u; Ohio railroad, m attt-i,,,,,;,,, ;' drowned. An engine at Tt -.ulii!.. stnick a In.y and threw- hT,',, w"t " thc air, but the etiiuter rvl me cow-caicuer uiul tail" ien. i ne ooy walked a assistance. Dr. E. Morwitz, of pi, a mania for newspajr .r more pairs than a:iv ,,),,.', Resides being proprietor (,f lie mot; rat, he owns or chiTt..' other papers in and out oft: ., The attention of xi .. newspacr press is ca'.!. ,l t!, Francis M. llutchii.v,.., Democratic candidaie f ,r v of Pennsylvania, a-.ij , written by abbreviation, F.-J inson. v The family of M:s. Lexington, Mo., wen: j ' drinking coffee i: put by a colored ly. T,w."r thc family are not exiT!e'. poison was given to the 1..-, who had a gnid;- aa:iii t':"e ' Mr. Geo. V"a!kei. of Centre countv, afl -ixtv : rt the father of twenty-e o!:e day recently, in o: hi'.!...; of James Alexand'-r. wood, aud walked a" ;;: his work was done. A red-hot a-rol'.tc crv through the trees ;it V and was so hot, even a: been sj-ent in digin i: t the cart in which :t v, to tho town. The name Wilk". moiily written with 1 it .Ii7-. lie was given in honor f o ', Wilkes and Colonel Il.irr.-. I of the Riitish Parlir.ii..-!-. whom took a dfoitlt-il i.:irr Wonii.-d-rf, Reik-c -u!.-.-. ried cou)le (Mr. and Mr, si: been in the lnds for .. ; v. They were born iu :; !:;. Thev had ten e!.:.i. whom are still living; forty -fifty five great-granehi:dt: great-great-grandehildren. is authority for ; a eiiv "Trie human frog" , to a deformed inmate of ty Por-liouse, near AHu .;. who was born in the l.-,;:,, vai-c nrrn 01..I 1 j .. -, ...... ,,.4. j r- outside its yard. II. s !. -. -- ' r contracted in 'ci a . ..., around after t,V ., .. i- ..t V from vl,!?i lie tukt- 7.;'s ;i.ir-. only enj :. . :,.'f m -. sun covered with !-jel: ami "Vn:. Catholic I'nio-.i at the rc-.:.., :ip.. bishop M'C'l-'skcv. New York, ri . & . .... 1 i'il .1 .1-. 1 tion was in:if!e by IV. Am.: spii itnal j.ilgriiiiao lie iiri io ir: t States, by which a'.'i t'a:l. . in prayer for the recovery . f ;'. liberties f the Church, au i t. moral inthienee over the eiicn.i-K Is city. Thc pilgriinajre taken until plenary iiid'i';:-::i-.-e is from the Poje. A rtinxir from New OiWtss: is a plot on foot there rr". toned politicians to iiuH- ', and place the colored hieiTN'ru i: C. C. Antoine. in h'.s cr. T: starts among tlie nei;i-.ii-. do not get a f.iir share "i" ti,- '' offices. Peih;i;is th- ncr .'; lect that the carpet-ha-er- i:r all, their most disinteuMe"! f sooner tbey realize th.it fact f--ter will it fie for the S;ar. . Two-thirds of The i ' i--'. tow n of Fairplay, h "...', i.i . on Friday night. The ti:v .' : the Fairplay House aii.i -:,, v:' every direction. Ah t:io office, United Stato law! i---otlice, express office. 1. ;.. business places, w i: h t -v ' ' tions, were destroyed. M. : '- everything but the el !'. ' ' 3Iuch suffering w ill tea't. .v-" too far advanced f-r ivi-...- cold. chrmK -I i inmoed that ton-i.. li :i uz ; j- - - live children. She did it m gone is a mystery, thing is, they have a:.J :: gether, so no cause c:i' U' , desertion t.f her finiily. i A dispatch of tLi I Wapello, Iowa, says: IVf- 1 crowd to the Fair Grow was inflated with li t air. -ground with Ilailey hanc'rr to a horizontal bar Kuc.Vi' started it took lire near v. P.iiilov .li.l not .u.r.aiVMti.V .... ,,.,- until lie was t. nijrii i" - ,j but hung on till he had n-a---; ot 1,200 or l.r.ful fiet. from which he was sii-I. away, and he feU, reach:' z quarter of a mile f'""1 ,!,1e.-". ', ing. His body was f;:-'';-'; . and his legs were driven i1"' ground up to his knees. . . r,f breach .1 ! '' r" c riage has just been dee.-loJ '" which is certainly enci.'-r ladies whose affect with. A lad v. not eiy J sued Alexander Ka.le. a each of promise of man b . .-d $15,O0O. ?he nh" 'Itca " j, t verballv ppmn.-etl t" , had squeezed her bond- and v.. . i i i .. . ;f.-r liC ' . itiiciniwTi as tin:? va :vt there coald Ik? no b:x- ii the Judge cLarod IW' il.o lo.-Htr n a:. !'' w:is rr.-..,,. ,r nr.v-i! .itV.raiec fat:: V V-W. U V. , .lf.1.- f the Court liclow. 1 " " tlemen mut be very ,K'"'V tentions to ladies. ivmpktc thi ise eoiii'te-a-- . J' lm II.;l-.v:,.