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raiDKUETt Iditor. Centre Hall, Fa., April ft , 1874. lEßMS.—s2prr ptar, m o.lranrt, '2,50 wAcw not paid in adranrf. .... A<tr*rti*rmfnts 2IV vtrlinr tor tkrr< i rrtions, and for 6<iw<t I' 2 twoafA* ly >pr* tal contract. llrown's correspondence from the western portion of the state, on the Lieutenant Governorship, is quite voluminous necessitating the employ ment of a secretary, Col. Blair. His prospects are considered flattering, and other radical candidates are al ready combining against hint. L*l the greateful radicals of old Centre do their duty to their ever true and tried lead er Brown says if he can be elected Lieutenant Governor, he will In? ou ly one step from the Vice Presidency, which, if he reaches, in case of the death of the President, would place him iu the presidential chair, lheu, says he, see how the lWavers aud Blanchards would fawn around me for offices. The Tuteu sheet having uttered a cowardly slander against senator Wt ream, which was too low for any dem ocratic paper to reply to, the Lewis town Gaiette, a radical organ, rebukes the Tutens as follows: In an article on the apportionment bill the liellefonteKepuh.ican refered to it as follows . "Good bve Juniata and drunken Joe Warearn." Howev er we may differ in political matters with our Seuator, we feel bouud tossy that the above does Mr. Warearn gross injustice, as it is an admitted fact at Harrisburg that he is one of the most abstemious Senators there —iu truth we have heard it asserted he has not tasted a drop of liquor iu that ci ty since the legislature met. The Mills house hotel, which cost over $200,000 in gold, was sold al auction on 3d,for $27,000. The buy er is a prominent merchant, who will refit and reopen the hotel by the first of October in Charleston. This is the effect of radical rule. The unheard of extravagance of car pet-bag government has caused such frightful taxatiou, that property has become next to worthless. This judicial district will remain uuder the new apportionment, as be fore, com posed of thecounties ofCentre, Clearfield and Clinton, and will have under the new Constitution, two judg es —Judge Mayer, and au additional one to be chosen. Well-founded ru mor has it, that Geo. Hartranft will tender the appointment to Hon. Jno. 11. Orvis, who will serve uutil a judge is regularly chosen at the uext general election, aud, of course, we suppose, that Mr. Orvis will be the man elected, although, for the good of the democratic party, in the county and state, we would prefer seeing Mr. Orvis decline, as the party will loose the services of one of the ablest demo crats in the state, if Mr. Orvis goes upon the bench. That Mr. Orvis has the learning and ability to adorn the judicial ermine, is well knowu, aud needles for us to assert. His straight forward course m the legislature, and the ability he has displayed there as a lawyer, have drawn to him the at tention and gained him the confidence of good men of all parties throughout the commonwealth, and Mr. Orvis' eminent qualifications impel the gov ernor to bestow upon him the appoint ment, although he has ever been the uncompromising opponent of the Governor's party ; the appointment, under these circumstances, will be a tribute to- the eminent fituess of Mr. Orvis rarely testified to in this man ner by one high in authority to a gen tleman of opposite politics. Bills Passed. The doings of the legislature, as to bills passed, up to the recent recess, will be found in the "list below. The number is not large, compared with the work of former legislatures, which had hundreds to show where there now are but a few dozen, which is ow ing to the prohibition of private legis lation under the new Constitution. On the 20th of March there were one hundred and fifty-one bills in the files of the Senate, of which the follow ing were passed by both houses, and are now before theGoverner, awaiting bis signature. A further supplement to the act regulating elections in this Com monwealth. An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of advertis ing the new constiiution. To carry the provisions of section 12, article 3, of the constitution, rela tive to contracts for supplies to the Legislature and the various depart ments of the State government. An act to extend the privileges of an act approved June 6, 1871, enti tled "An act authorizing married wo men owning capital stock of any rail read company to sell and transfer the same." A supplement to su act entitled 'An act to establish an Insurance Department," approved April 4, A. D. 1873. An act to validate acts done by cor porations crested by the courts before the recording of their charters. An act relating to the transporta tion of explosive material. A supplement to an act relating to county treasurers, passed April 15, 1874. An act designating the judicial dis tricts of this Commonwealth. ' An act to regulate the manner of increasing the indebtedness of munici palities, to provide for tha redemption of the same, and to impose penalties for the illegal increase thereof. A supplement to an act for the bet ter and impartial selection of persons to serve as jurors in each of the coun ties of this Commonwealth. An act declaratory of, amending the act entitled a further supplement to the act regulating elections in this Commonwealth, approved January 13, 1874. HOUSE BILLS BEFOBE THE GOVERNOR. There arc 160 bills on the files of the House, of which the following are now before the Governor An not regiilnting the publication of applications for local or special leg islation. An act relative to vacancies in tbe office of prothonotary or clerk of the several courts, in tbe offices of register ami recorder. A supplement to "An act to estab lish the judicial courts of ibis Com monwealth in conformity to tbe alter ations and amendments in tbe consti tution," pns<l April Id, 17ftl,(S Smith's Laws, 'J 1 *!, limiting (lie time for taking writs of error, appeal, and certiorari to the Supreme Court, for as much as seiious difficulties have arisen and many matters have remain cd o|>eu and unsettled by reason that appeals, certiorari, and wiita of error to the Supreme Court of this Common wealth may be commenced, brought, prosecuted any time within seven years after fims levied, common re covery suffered, judgement signed or entered of record, leree prooouno ed. Joint resolution providing for the appointment by the Governor of tbroe commissioners to investigate tbe con dition of the bituminous coal mines in this Commonwealth. Au act providing for the election of Lieutenant Governor, and fixing his salary. An act making appropriations for the salaries ofofficers and the improve ment of the grounds of the W merit Peunsvlvauia Hospital at Pixim-nt. Au act making appropriation- lor the maintainance of the Hospital for the Insane for the Western district ol Peuusylvauia at Danville, aud lor the erection of aw ing to the same. An act making an appropriation for the support ot the House of Bef uge at Philadelphia. An act making an appropriation for the Pennsylvania Befurm School, and to aid iu the erection of a new building. An act making an appropriation for the salaries of the officers ami lor repairs to the buildings of the Eastern Penitentiary. An act making an appropriation to complete the building of the Shelter ing Arms, Alleghany county. An act making an appropriation for the Industrial home for Blind N\ o men at Philadelphia. An act granting au appropriation for the Horue for Deaf Mules, Pitts burg. THOSE AFfOVED. Of the bills enuuierated above as before the Governor nice have been approved, of which the following is a list: An act regulating the elections of the Commonwealth, and making the law conform to the provisions of the new constitution. An act relating to vacancies in the offices of prothonotary, clerk of court, register, and recorder. The act pro vid JS that it shall be the duty of each of these officers to appoint a principal deputy to act incase of the death or resignation of his principal, or when the office shall become vacant from other cause. An act regulating the publication of application for local or special leg islation. A supplement to the general elec tion law, requiring election officers to accept tax receipts as a proof of the right to vote. An act regulating the maimer of making contracts for supplies of sta tionery and all other articles for the use of the Legislature and the various departments of State government. A supplement to the act for the bet ter and more impartial selection of jurors. An act providing for the election of a Lieutenant Governor, and fixing his salary at three thousand dollars a year. An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of advertising the new constitution. The judicial apportionment act, which increases the number of dis tricts and creates not less than thir teen additional law judges for the Governor to appoint until the gener al election in November next. THE STRUGGLE FOB THE V.Y CANT SEAT IN* THE SENATE. Boston, April 5. —After three hours' private meeting on Saturday night the friends of Dawes and Hoar separated without agreeing upon any terms of compromise, which means a transfer of a considerable number of votes from the former to the latter. Both parties express themselves de termined to continue the contest as in the past. Since the publication of the charge arraigning Judge Hoar as being inimical to Senator Sumner's Civil Rights bill, the statement hav ing been here ascribed to him that he believes it unconstitutional, the Sum ner element in the Legislature has become aroused, aud look upon the charge as having been inspired by the power behind the Dawes element. The fact, too, that the challenge made by the autber of the charge defying any one to successfully disprove the state ment was made by one of Butler's old political friends, now out of politics, would seem to give color to this new trick to place Hoar under n cloud. The additional testimony of Wendell Phillips against the Judge is also cited as an evidence of his unworthi nesa to succeed Sumner. A despatch from Williams, one of the Massachu setts delegation, to J. B. Smith, states that before bis death Sumner told him that Hoar agreed with him in favor of the bill, and Hoar told Will iams the same thing ou Saturday. The introduction of this new element will tend to make the cauvass more personal and bitter thau ever. The Chicago Timet remarks that the simplest, easiest, cheapest, and in perhaps every respect the best mode ot inflating the currency was that pro posed in the Washington house ou Thursday by Mr.Cox. His proposi tion was that congress pass an act de claring every greenbuck now in circu lation to be a legal tender for three times the sum expressed on its face. The effect of such a measure would be exactly the same as an increase of the greenback issue to three times the present amount, and it would involve no cost of printing and no delay in giving to the country the "benefits" of inflation. And yet the house re fused to entertain Mr. Cox's proposi tion. The treaty between the of England and the Emperor of Russia for the marriage of the Duke of Edin burgh and the Grand Duchess Marie stipulates that the Duchess shall he allowed to practice her own religion. Children of the marriage are to be brought up as Protestauts and main tained as members of the British roy al family. The Emperor gives his daughter 75,000 roubles a year and a marriage portion 0f2,000,000 roubles. The Duke and Duchess are to bo separately answerable for the debts they may each incur. On Sunday there were snow storms in Chicago and in various parts of Canada. Origin of the Trouble sat Siimiuc liauiiu Depot. A eorresjmoilent of tbe Scrsnton lirpuhliciiu writing tVoin tbe present HOCUS of turmoil thus describes tbe origin and progress of tbe troubles bo tween tbe employees ami (be e >mpa nv, as explained to liim by tbe cbair man of lbs former : Putiug tbe past winter the median ics were working on three qunrlei time, ami even at tbe small rate of wages they could earn, it fixqucully ran into tiie third mouth before they could get their pay, and tin there was no fixed time for paying l>nor about tbe third of February tbe men struck for a regular pay day, and the matter was settled by the company stating that they would make tlie fifteenth of every mouth pay day in future, and thai 110 v would give tin men their February pay on the tit toenth of March, tbe men r*umiai work, and when tbe loth ot March came, uoticoj was given through tin officials that in consequence of certain embarrassments into which the Com panv bad fallen in New Yoik they could uot pay before the 2*>th. Tbe men accordingly yielded the ten duv grace, and when tbe 2oth came a no tice appeared on the bulletin board in the shops to the tfect that the pay master bad commenced paving else where, and that those along tbe line who were paid fir-t on la-t month would be paid last th;> time, and rice trrs.t. This notice was eagerly scan ned, and its contents -pr.a I through out the entire range of shops a> rapid ly as a wave ot fire sweep* over the parching prairie, lbs men taking it as an insult. Accordingly pursuant to a resolution adopted on the 111 h. work was immediately >usjendci I by the eleven hundred men, bells were rung, a mammoth steam whistle wa blown, the officials forced from the shops, millbaml and lathe and wheel were thrown idle, and the entire work cleared aud under complete control of thejmen in about twenty iniuuu- In addition to striking for a regular pay dav, tlie mechanics als-> demand regular apprenticeship in the shops in stead of employing un-kiil d labor, u <at present, to do the work of mechan ics ; they also want t Jhe paid up to date aud receive at the rate of time uud a half for all overtime. The rt g ular monthly pay of the employee- in and around the machine shop aver ages 850,000. The p >pulalion of Sus quehanna Dejvot is about >B,OOO, near ly all of which is depeudeut on the earnings of the nun employed in the Erie Bail mad Company's luachius shops. The loses arising to the com pany from the present *trike cannot be otherwise than enormous. Thou sands of dollars worth of freight i* lying at the depot, much of it cousist ing of perishable goods, while all ol it is urgently needed in the market. The Hon. John J. Patterson, of South Carolina, say the Patriot, is acting as chairman pro lent, of the committee of congress investigating the robberies committed by the Dis trict of Columbia ring. This is au excellent arrangement b >lii for the ring and for the senator. As good a j selection could not have been made had the ring had choice of the whole senate and house of representatives. Patterson is a ma t who will balk ut no tritle. His services on this com mittee alone ought to tuable him to recover all the cost i f purchasing his seat iu the seuate of the United .States from the negro legislature of South Carolina. On Tuesday Captain Grant, a witness produced before the committee hv the memorialists, a.-ked for a little time so that he might make certain calculations and estimate* of work, but he was promptly informed by the chairman pro ton. that no de lav could be granted for that purpose. It is not for the interest of the ring that time should he afforded for a close examination of their operations, and the chairman decided according ly. South Carolina i-Jvainly appeal ing to congress for relief from the op pression and misrule under which hei people suffer while the most corrupt product of that misru'e presides over a committee to investigate the villain ies of the District ring. What hope for South Carolina or for the taxpay ers of the District of Columbia with John J. Patterson its arbiter of their Insinc Com pot it ion There is now being waged one of the fiercest railroad wars ever had in this country —a rivalry producing a conflict which is affecting the trade of Pennsylvania, in a railroad sense, from the banks of the Schuylkill to those of the Alleghany river. I allude to the competition between the Balti more and Ohio Railroad and the Pennsylvania Central for the trade of the West, not only with the National < apital and the South beyond it, but for the trade ami travel from the Last to the West In order to get al the facts on this subject it is obviously safer to mingle with the genernl busi ness public than to seek railroad sour ces for information ; and, therefore, I have dilligenily inquired of disinter ested parties for the information I now send you. THE FAJ.LIXO OFF OF FKEIGIIT ou the Pennsylvania lvnailroad from Pittsburg to Philadelphia, and vice versa, since this competition began, has been so gnat that n general re duction of force hu9 been made neces sary —the discharge of train inen and shop hands being uuusual at this ses sion. The cause of this is that the Baltimore and Ohio Kitilaoad is ship ping goods and stock and carrying passengers between Philadelphia and Pittsburg so much cheaper than is of fered by the Pennsylvania Central, that more than two thirds of the Ireight iu the trade, from PhilndeL phialo the West, mid from the West eastward, passes over the former road. Passengers are carried from Washing, ton to Pittsburg at fares lower than they can go from Hamburg to that city. It is very natural that tuch cempetition attracts the trade in the locality where it is carried on, and while the Pennsylvania Railroad loos es large quantities of freight and great numbers of passengers, the Baltimore and Ohio is the road which LOOKS IMMENSE BCMB. of money. Its increase of non-paying business logically tends to increase of loss —loss in wages and machinery, and frightful loss in slock dividends. It must never be lost eight of that the Pennsylvania Railroad, from Phila delphia to Pittsburg, traverses the richest and most popular portion of the Northern States, the trade along the entire line of which is composed of the heaviest and best-paying freight carried by any railroad in the country —freight which requires less cost in handling, in loading and un loading, than that carried by any road in the country. THE LOCAL TRAFFIC of the Pennsylvania Railroud is far inor- valuable than that of the Balti more and Ohio, for the reason that the former road runs through richer agri cultural and mining regions, and is populated along its entire length by fur mou l |iii.|n iuu* lowuc, tliitn tlie lutli r. Hence. Itwaof tlimugli troigliU t<> (lie iYiiimylvattiu K.tilrnuil not MI eriuui it mutter ine\|u i lenctvl people regard it, while the <>t tins trade hv the Hal ti'More itml Ohio, til rule* of toll for low what it oom* for labor to work the trains carrying the freight, i* an itho)ute In.-- to that roatl, which must Miotic r or later res tilt in hi tiiot h msas'i rat* to the stock holtler* Nevcrthcle--, this 11 tup< titioii I elwccti these t<it I rival i ialls is tclt here a elsewhere along the itic of the tViuisvlvania Central. fhe ltalliinor' ami Ohio! ro.nl is now on riving most ot the cat tle from the WcM to the Cast, a tiadi which, mulct oilman ciii'iniistanees, is always pro'i'.ahle to Inth roads, hut umlrr tiie insane-It reduced rates of toll now cliarg-l hv the lialtimoie ami Ohio is a loss in iimttry to it, ami i h>s< to traffic to the I'ctiusylvaitia Central, lti this view of the case it is not difficult to foresee which of the t> stock holders will he'.he real stif ti rem. l'rts*. \Vc advanced the opinion it day 01 two since thai it probably would riot at present he prudent far skilled 01 unskilled laborers to immigrate to this country. A proof of this is found in the fact that liistcia-s ear (tenters in this citv, who were employed a yeai ago at to pn day, U'e now glad to get f 1,50. So gn at has been the de oline in tin* cost of labor that the hoard ot education has just let for SS.'JOO ac ntract for titiildinga school house after the model of one limit la-t v.ar for Sf',stm. —Chicago Tribune, —— - ■ ♦ -wiw-- ♦- - - - A - t-ietv exists in Zurich wins* u mhi is pi< dge themselves that their, b i li< s shall ti it he buried after death but btirued The id. ais said to have, already gained !l considerable uuin her of ad cuius, and is openlv sup ported hv the Zmich llasette. That journal oh rves that the system of] interment reijuit.s in the neighbor j h"od of tit;.- t aie'eries which occu | pv much valuable gtoind, and com promis. > tin health of the living, without permitting ietieot for the ■ lead, whose hones are utlerwards ex (Hised and scattered abroad. On the other hand, the ashes of the dead! prt serve I ot an urn, alder the ancient' fashion, would he n more lasting I -ouveuir for relatives without iocom : tuodiiig any one. • * • The third r.-o'.utiou adopted by the National (irsuge of the I'atrons ofj I Hits hat; dry ut its seventh annual •-] sion at M. Louis recently declatei that, "We shall endeavor to advance " our cause by laboring to accomplish j " the following object*: • '• to discountenance the credit system, jthe mortgage system, the iashiou i" system, ami every other svatemj " tending to prodigality and tiank-j ." ruptcy." In the S-natt of the l"ni-j ted States, however, Senators Logan, j ! Ferry, Morton, and Wright, pretend-] ing to be lite friends of the grangers, laud to have the farmers' interests] j chietlv at heart, have been colloguing j with Simon Cameron and his tribe,! and with the abandoned gangs ol carpet-baggers to bring the country buck to that system of prodigality which held high carnival Irom lNt>i>; !to 1 SOU, and which jcr>itcd in con- I not help but end in universal bank ruptcy. They are forcing more ga into the already inflated and well-nigh I unmanageable balloon of the curren-j cr, carolc-* how soon it hursts or how many suffer by it* bursting, *e that it serves their temporary ends and lift* . then) over the sloughs of despond a I little nearer to the goal of their selfi-h ambitions. The grangers, in repudia ] ting the system of prodigality and bankruptcy, are fast learning that glittering generalities will not serve them, and that to dial effectively withi i tin-, mentis- of their prosperity they; must repudiate the Morton and L >gsn systems, tlie Wright and Kerry sys tem*, the Merrimou ami Gordon sys tem,*. It is again rumored iu Washing ton that Secretary Hichardson is to] resign or he removed from office. Judge I>urell' impeachment i coiiideml ceitain unless be resigns at The opponents of Mr. Hoar state as a reason why lie should not beelec ted t ■ succcd Mr. Sumner, that lie i< opposed to the Civil Highta hill. The attempt of the Mayor of! Mount Vernon, O, to prevent the temperance advocates from obstruct- ing the <trecta has resulted in a breach of the peace, ami serious troubles are feared. A negro named George Hover yes terday --hut and killed a negro named Charles Smith in Kimira, N. Y. An old farmer named Philip Jones waa murdered on Satutday night in a liquor saloon at Blufflon, Ind., by Benjamin Field. AMOTIIKK HARD FIGHT IN CUBA. Late letters from Havana say the infor ination obtainable about the recent bat tle of Guasimas shows that it was one of the hardest-contested fights that have ta ken place between the insurgents and Spaniards. Of the wou:id?d brought to Havanna most nil have received their in juries by the machete. They report that there were over two hour's fighting at close quarter-. Brigadier Arininitn, with about men, cavalry, infantry, and artillery, becoming aware of the massing oftiic in surgents under Maximo Gomes, marched forwnrd and on the loth encountered them in large force. The attack was i immediately begun by the Cubans, so that Artninan had barely time to form a square. placing hi* artillery in the centre, the cavalry being ordered to cut it* way through the enemy'* line* and procure reinforcement* at l'uerlo Principe. The cavalry wui fenrtully cut up, ver3' few being left to bring the new* of the critical poition of tbe Spanish cob umn. These succeeded in reaching Puerto Principe, their pursuer* close at their liccl*. Brigadier Hasiones, with a column of two thousand, started out, but had hardly gone beyond the suburb* ot Puerto Principe before he wa* attacked by the Cubans, liasione* succeeded in pressing on, and had another severe en counter with the insurgent*, finally uni ting hi* column with that of Arminan. The lotse* of the Spnniald* were very se vere, and it i* reported that over lorty of ficer* are killed und wounded. Both side* fought witli great bravery. On the evening of the IVlb of Xlarih Captain General Jouveilar look precautionary measure* for protecting the exchange of ficers, us rumor* of manifestation* to be made against those institution* were afloat Word was sent to the Spanish admiral to have the marine* in readiness for landing at a moment's notice. Howitzers were mounted in the how* of the launches of the.'spurn h inen-of.war, reaily to belaud ed. Several groups of men were quietly dispersed. Edwin M. Lewis, trustee in bank ruptcy of Jay Cooke & Co., has informed one of the creditor* of that concern thai ho has $ ;-Ui,Ooo of funds now on hand, and that lie will be able to make n dividend ot live per cent as soon a* lie realizes S3OO - additional, which lie expects to do soon, by the sale of some valuable proper ty- • I CAN SCARCELY KKSTKAIN MY ' SELF," (iinnt Lose* Hie Temper ami I nan lie tlie South Carolina Rrprraenta-' live*. The following particulars of tlie recant inters icw hstwecn the representatives of South Carolina and Ik* President, are fur- 1 nished by a Washington correspondent of; tli* N. Y. Tribune . When the delegation aant by tha Con vention with tha VI alitor ial l.i Congress appeared 111 \V aslntiglon several days ago, there is good reason to balieve that tha Preideiit tell kindly enough toward them Ho told Secretary >ih that el thougli he wa* going to Philadelphia on Friday, ha would tuaka it a point to giva ihem an audience before h* want ; and the Secretary (who, as Prasident-tieneral of the Cincinnati!, cordially sympathised witli a delegation which included several mambais of that famous aid order, among thctn Gen. Jaiue* Suuinons, tha Vice- Presidanl-Ganaral), wa* probably as much surprised at anybody at the recaption which the Seuth Carolinians finally met. It seem* that sly Senator Patterson, who, for rvasous of his ewn, did not raitsh the welcome which taamod awaiting the delegation, got access to the President a few minutes before tha premised interview and catted hie alleutian to tho garbled ex tracts from Gary's speech. 11* tiuied his visit su- well that he came aut of tha Executive Mansion just as the delegation entered it, end they were ushered into the presence of General Grant while h* was prubably stiil smarting from vexation caused by the hitter and akuaive words just read to him. His manner duting the ceremony *f presentation plainly showed the struggle betw sen ill-suppress ed anger and a desire to be digni fied and courteous. The ilou. . D Verier, the spokesman <il'the delegation, and oat of tha most pol ished advocates of tha Charleston bar, made a calm and brief but slrikiag and very pathetic presentation of the shocking jconditien of bis Nut*. The i'raeident lie tened with marked attention and replied -iowly hut with vigor and .without any of that Invitation winch h* is said usually to exhibit when making a speech. Hit Wt-rd*. which have not to far been fully reported in any of the [papers, were these : GKMLKMKX: After listening to what ; hat been said, 1 do not see that there is anything that can be done, either by the executive or by tha legislative branch ol the National Government, to better the > "tiditiun of things which you have des cribed. South Carolina hat now a com plete existence at a sovereign S'ata, and tnilst make her own laws. If tbosa laws are oppressive to her people, it is very] much to he deplereJ Hut what is tha causa of the evils in yeur Sut* may be a jquastion worth considering. Whether a part of that causa it not du* to yourselves, whether it is not du* to the extreme views which you have held, whether your own action has not consolidated the non-lax paying portion ofyour community agaiast you. are questions which 1 leave (or yeur jconsideration. I feel great sympathy iwilh any people who are badly governed fund over taxed, a* it the case, in Louisi ana, and as also tueius to be the condition of South Carolina. Ilut I wiil say to you candidly (here the l'resideat'* manner (hardened visibly] that while 1 have watched the proceeding* of your Tax payers' Convention with no little interest, a jmrtioii "f my sympathy ha* been ab stracted by the perusal fa ctrUin speech delivered during iu deliberations, viler and mure slanderous thnn anything 1 have ever experienced before, even among my worst enemies in the North—a speech more bitter in its retpotitibiliiy and faieo ho- dthaii anything I have ever seen, even in the New York Nun. lit re the President paused. Hit visit ors were completely taken aback by kit words, and stiil mora by tha uaplaasant vehemence with which they were uttered. Several *f the delegate* hastened to ex plain the circumstances connected with the speech, which I have already briefly noted, but their axplaaalient teemed to fall unheeded. The President met every thing that wa- said with tome fresh refer ence to the irritating [subject 1 quote hit words in rejoinder to the expostulation* of one delegate : "I have never seen a speech equal to it in malignity, yiienesi. falsity, and slander. When I think of it, ! can scarcely restrain laviclf." As this vary painful and smbarratsing interview closed, Mr. Porter ventured la suggest that it was hardly just to bold a whale community who war-? seeking re lief from intolerable oppression responsi ble f.-r the improper utterance of a tingla individual. But the remansirnnca was scarcely noticed by the President, and the delegation sadly and silently with drew, paiued and deeply mortified that the respectful prey er of the whole body of suffering taxpayers in ana of tha old thir teen St ilea of the American Unian should have been presented to tha Prasident of. the United Slates only to be outweighed in the balance by the foolish tirade of a crack-brained politician. - -f ♦ "History of the Grange Movement; ar, 1 the Farmers' War aginst Monopolies." Being a full and authentic account ol the struggles of the American Farmers ■ gainst the extortions of the Railroad Companion With a History of the Rise ■nd Progress of tha Order of Patrons of' • Husbandry. Published by the Nation al Publishing Co, Philadelphia. Of all the great questions now before the public, that of the Farmers' movement fer the redress of the wrengs from which they have so long suffered, is, unquestionably, the most important. The author portrays in a masterly man ner the evils of the great Railroad System which have brought our present financial troubles upon us; the gradual growth and concentration of this vast pewsr into th# hands of a few corporations ; tha false sys tem of building railroads in advaneeof the demand for them ; the terrible evils arising from the reckless stock gambling operations with the country has been curs ed for the last eight years; the insolence and tyranny with which the Railroads tresltho public dependent upon them ; the fonrful extent to which our Legislatures anJ Courts of Justice have become corrupt by the great corporations which seek to control them ; the cause ol the great panic of 1N73, and the events of that crisis are all related with a graphicnass which loaves nothing to be desirrd. The author gives a startling account of the damages with which reckless tailroad management has asssilcd the nation in every feature of its existsnce. His statements will attract uni versal attention, and are worthy of the se rious consideration of every citiaen of this country. Passing from ths Monopolists and their outrages, the author takes up the cause of the wronged and oppressed farmers, and gives u. a detailed statement of the evils from which the farming class Ho analyxes the cause of these evils, and •howa how and by whom the farmers are robbod. The work contain* a detailed and care fully prepared history of the naw Order of I'atrons of Husbandry. A complete ac count of the organisation and objects of the order is given; its laws and mode ol procecdure are stated ; and each featura is explained at full length. It abound* in the iuot startling disclo sures, and will, unque-lionably, make a noise in the world. The book it ably writ ten, and it i* a hold and vigoruu* plea in beliVlf of the farmer* aud all who are op pressed and robbed by the grasping Mo nopolies which are giving us so much trouble. The author treat* hit subject* from a practical standpoint, and no una who wishes to keep himself informed upon this most important and axciteing question of the day, cau afford to be without this volume. It* appearance is most opportune, and it i*uat command a larga and rapid sal*. Tha book 1* sold by subscription only, and tlis publishers want agents in avary coun ty Cite* I). Itunkle, of Centre Hill Its* llio agency for this county. Philadelphia, April 2.- Tho city coun cils, at a tnaatnig to-day, passed by accla mation, and ataid groat applausa, tha fil.tui.um centennial appropriation bill. That's right, if tha ring, Hlokaly A Co., withes to spend money, why let it grnb 1 that of the city It rat. Jeffrrssiaville, Ind , April I.—Tha com mon council ef this city passed an ordi nance last night, by only two majority, requiring liquor dealers to pay f-4JO far li cense THE STEAMER NIL PINASTER EIGHTY PERSONS DROWNED. London. March St.- Later dispatches from Hung Kong in relation to tha loss u( tba Mtstagerie* Matilimt company * steamship Nil, while ou a seyarga fr*ui that port to Yokohama, say that eighty parson* war* drawnad FIRE AT 11A Z).ETON Haxlelon, Pa , April 31.—A fir# broke out last night, about half past sight o'- clack, ia Ilia stablaa at Laural Hill slop#, ownad by A. Pardee A Ce , consuming tha stable* and twenty.three mulct The fir# company was promptly on hand, but tailed to control tba taunt The origin af the fire ie unknown. Per the Reporter. "A KG OMENTUM AD IGNuKAN TIAM." Ma KHITOB.-- Again 1 am attached in your pepcr by that unknowa genius, who probably beiag ashau-ed of hi* own a out o— as urn e* that of "NurmaliU" thua afterJing him the opportunity— ia the first plai#--of thrusting hie nasal perspective into an affair, which, to say the lauel, ia none of Ai* business, and secondly to level calumny upea respectable people, by im pudent assertions and misrepresentation, without rndangaring hi* would be dtrine character 1 asked him to calculate tha exact percentage from tha following mixed number lb.l&-£f A 11.14 lif, sad be would fiud it VT.RT-10l or W ; instead of which ha takes the whole number* 1C A 111, thus making it lUO ; which is not tba exact per centage, they not baiag the exact aver ages, but only being placed in the report as such ia trder la avoid fraction*. How ever in Ibi* twp., and all other* wber# they are using tha nese "Report Books" of 1K73), percentage ia not calcu lated from the average, but according to the foilawing rule- taken from tha "(school Reports." "To find the per ct. of attendance for a month, add the col umn at 'N umber of days attended to the sum thus found attach two ciphers, and divide by the sum of the column of' Nu mber of deys attended tbo quotient will be the exact percentage of attendance for the month. Whan I made out my report for the month I found the sum of the num ber of days each pupil belonged to the school to bo 616; No. of day* attended 6U] ; end dividing 6UI with two ciphers attaohad, by 616. 1 found the percentage was ST.bT-10l ar 'Ob. as staled in my report. This intelligent Author after making a fair calculation with /die* figure*, calls - upon an intelligent public la believe that ; the per cant, of attendance of a achuot is 10U i. a. perfect, when several ot the scholars were not present every day, in ' order that he may prove that his crpaiic exirtmity is not aftcttd. Now Normaiite, as yeu have blundered inta the mistake through an utter iguor ence af tha latest method of calculating statistic*. 1 freely forgteo—yes. even the insolent spirit of erss-y which proinled your criticisms. Your pity I return with thank*. J. H. D. - (A* there have been an equal number ef communication* on both sides this stale subject, wa disira la have it closed with this issue. Ext.) I EXECUTORS NOTICE -Letter* Ta li lanienlary having been granted to the undersigned, on the estate <>t Francis Alexander Tat* of Potter Township dac d they request all persons indebted to said estate to make immediate payment, and those ha* ing claims to present than, pro porly authenticated for selslrroeat, also all parties wishing to transact business with said estate, before April Ist 1(174, will be mat for that purptwe, by the Executors at ths lata residence of the dee d in Centre Hall, on Saturdav March 21sl. JAMES ALEXANDER. EMILY ALEXANDER. W. A. MURRAY, JOHN P. RONS. THE PEOPLE'S OBUG STORE. Next Joor to Wilson A Hicks' Hard ware more, Allegheny St., BKLLKFONTE, FA , Jas. C. William® (Successor to B F. Rankin A Co.) ItEALER IN PURE I)HUGS AMD MEDIUM ES, CHEMICALS. FAINTS. OILS, DYE i STUFFS, VARNISHES. BRUSH ES. I' EKFUM ERY, NOTIONS, ANI) FANCY ARTICLES FOR THE TOILET, Ac. FUW£IMS&IU©tI©JB far medicinal purpotaa. SHOULDER BRACES, TRUSSES A SUPPORTERS in great variet/J AUo, Choice CIGARS AND TOBACCO, an<t all othar articles usually hept in first class Drug Store. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. 9mar74if The Granger Btore! Something New! CASH AND PRODUCE FOR CHEAP GOODS. SHOUT CREDIT A SHORT PROFITS. I* Hl] A I. UKKXOBLi:, Spring Mills has established a (tore to uit the timet, and hat a complete tlock ef DRY GOODS. NOTIONS, OROCKRIKB. HARD WAKE, QUEKNSWARK HATS. CAPS. BOOTS A SHOES. FISH. SALT. CIGARS. TOBACCO. DRUGS. SPICES. OILS. In short a lull line of EVERYTHING FOR LESS PRICES THAN ELSE WHERE COME AND JUDGE FOR YOUR SELVES. 6feb. y. SEED POTATOES. NEW YORK LATE ROSE. All Orders left at this office or at Wa, Wolf's store will receive preuiptatteutiun. SI.OO per Bushel, 2 Bushels 1.75, 6 Bushel* 4 00. B. H. ARMEY, v 1 i mile* East of Centre Hall. I Planted Id Eyes Late Rose which, yielded 45 pounds. M. M. CONDO. I FURNITURE. join II It K<'ll HI 1.1., in his elegant New Rooms, Spring street, Uollofonte. lint OB hand a splendid assortment of HoUHK FURNITURE from the com monest l# tha most elegant. CH A M B Kit KTH, P A HLO It l KTH. KOFA.N. ( IIA IKS. BEDSTEAD*. WOOL MATTRESSES 11A1 K MAT TRESSES, and anything wasted in the line of hit business- homemade and city work. At- | o, has made a speciality and keeps on hand, the large*! and finest ntock of WALL PAPER Go-its teld a. reasonable rale*, wholesale and retail, (live him a call before pur chasing alsawherr. febO-iy CENTRE HALL FOUNORY & MACHINE SHOPS Tha undersigned having taken posset •ion of tha above establishment, respect fully inform the public that the *auie will ha carried on by them in all iu branebaa as heretofore. They manufacture the CELEBRATED TRUE BLUE COKNPLANTER, the beat bow made. HORSE POWERS, THRSHING MA CHINES A SUAKEIth. PLOWS. STOVES. OVEN HOOKS. KETTLE PLATES, CELLAKOHATES. PLOW SHEARS A M ILL OE A KINO of eve ry description, in hurt their Foundry L complete la every particular. Wa would eatl particular attention to our EXCELSIOR PLOW, acknowl edged to be the be* 1 Plow now in ue. shifting in the beam for two or three bur sea. Wa eleo manufacture a new and improv ed TRIPLE GEARED HORSE POW ER, which ha* been used extensively in the northern and western States, and has taken precedence over all others. Wa are prepared to do all KINDS OF CASTING from the largest to th<- small est, and hava facilities for doing alt kinds of IRON WoKK such as PLANING, TURNING, BORING, Ac. Ait kiads of repairing dene on short no tice. VAN PELT A SHOOP. jaa22-ly. Centra Hall FURNITURE. J. C AMI* si MO*. MILROV, PA. W. beg leave to inform persona going' to house keeping, and others in need o( Furniture, that wa have a large assort ment of Furniture'on hand which we are prepared U sell cheaper than it can be bought elsewhere Coma and be convinc ed. BEDSTEADS. TABLES. ! SINKS, BUREAUS. WASUSTANDS. CHAM HER SETS. WOOD SEAT CHAIRS. ; CANE sEATt HAIRS. AC. janMfiai J. ZELLER SON DRUGGISTS No 6 Brockerboff Row, Bellefonle.Pa UfHlrrklu Orttg*. < liruilcal*. Ac. Pure Wine* nd Liquors for medical pu'ui'i 1m ayi kepi. may 31. 72. KNITI K K STIiKK. IN THE COS HAD UOI'SK, BELLEFONTE, PA. GEORGE OBEY AX, Dealer in / U a ft J Y 1) 2 OB ALL K 1X1)0, BEDSTEADS. TABLES. CHAIRS. Parlor and Chamber Sets, SOFAS, LOUNGES, BUREAUS, WASHSTANDS, WABDDIES. B ATT BESSES, li Particular Attention to Ordered Work. REPA!R\SO DOSE PROMPTLY. t .N OKKTA K INCi. In All Its Branches, MET ALIO, VALSUT, ROOKWOOD, AXD COM MUX CASKETS, A1 way on Band, and Funeral* Attended Witt an Elegant Heane. apfttf. CENTRE HALL COACH SHOP, LEVI MURRAY. at hit establishment at Centre Hall, keep* on hand, and tvr tale, at the motl reausna ble rates. ! Carriages, Buggies, & Spring Wagons, PI.AIX AND FANCY, ; and vehicles of every description made to order, and warranted U> be made ef the bast seasoned materia), and by tha mast skilled and competent workmen. Person wanting anything in hit line are requested to call and examine his work, they will fnd it not to be excelled (or durability and waar. may'iftf. LEVI MURRAY, NOTARY PUBLIC. SCKIBNER AND CONVEYANCER. CENTRE H A L L, P A. Will attend to administering Oaths, Ac knowledgetncnt of Deed*. A<. writing Ar tides of Agreement, Deeds, A<-, mayli r. B. wIIJiOS. T. A. HICK*. WiSON & HICKS. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL llrdwur> uud Mate Healer* Builders Hardware CARRIAGE MIKKHS GOODS. SADDLER'S TRIMMINGS. ALL KIN DH OF HARDWARE AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. STOVES. SPEAR'S ANTI-CLINKER STOVES A DOUBLE HEATERS whhh will heat one or two room* down stairs, and same number above. Cost very little mure than single stove*. These are the best parlor stoves made. SUSQUEHANNA COOK STOVE. This stove ha* large ovens, will burn hard or soft coal and wood. Every one warranted to give perfect satisfaction. WILSON & HICKS, marl* tf gfUttaif, Fa. NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS! A. W GRAFF. CENTRE HILL, CENTRE CXI.. PA., lim ju*t rei wivcil Urge invoice of Fall Goods ! emulating of the bout luurtmtwl of 1C KA I) Y M A1) E CLOTIII NO I 1> It KHM GOODS GROCERIES. PROVISIONS, BOOTH A HIIOES. HATHA CAPS, A Nil FANCY ARTICLES, * ever brought to Potter twp. A lao, ■ large ftHortmcnt of C A It P E T S! LOWEST CASH PRICES! I"* Produce taken in eicbtnn at blfbait market price*. A. W. GRAFF. inytt-Iy. C. P E C New Coach Manufactory* CENTRE HALL. PA. The undertigned ha* opened a now *g tablikhment, at hi< new khupa, for the manufactuie of Carriages, Buggies, &. Spring Wagons, HLKIUU AVI* SLEW, PLAIV iID FAKCT of every description , All vehicle* manufactured by bin are warranted to render satisfaction, and a* equal to any work dune elewhere. lie uit none but the heal mate ml, and employ* the uul •killfui workman, llence they flatter theiaaclve* that tbeir work can not be excelled for durability and finish. Order* from a distance promptly attend ed to. Come and examine my work befure , contracting eUewbere. PRICES REASONABLE, All kimlnof Re pari tig done. Ilo! Attention! SAVE MONEY! by pure having Cheap good* at WOLF'S. who ha* jutt unpacked a large and splea did stock, which be ha* determined to aeli vety cheap, consisting of DRY GOODS and Print*, Muslin*, Opera Canton*, and Well Flannel*. Ladie* Ore** Good*, tuch a* Detain*. Alpaca*. Poplin*, Km pre** Cloth, Sateen*, Tatueite, together with a full stork of everything usually kept in the Dry Good* line. NOTIONS: A full (took. consisting part of Ladie* and Children* Merino ll<*e, Collar*, Kid 51ov*, be*t aualily -ilk and LiU thread love*. Hood*, Nubia*. Breakfast shawls, Ac. HATS & CAPS, A full Msortment ol Men'* Bov * and Children'* oi the latest style and bert. CLOTHING, Keady made a choice selection of Men'* and Boy-'*of the newest style* and most serviceable material*. BOOTS & SHOES, WM. WOLF. ! CENTRE HALL Hardware Store. J. O. DEININGKB A new, complete Hardware Store ha* been opened by the undersigned in Cen tre Hall, where he i* prepared to sell all kind* of Building and House Furnishing Hardware, Nail*. Ac Circular and Hand Saw*, Tenaon Saw*. Webb Saw*, Clothe* Backs, a full assort ment of Gla* and Mirror Plate Picture Frames, Spoke*. Felloe*, and Uub*. table Cutlery, Shovel*. Spade* and Fork*, Lock*,' Hinges, Screws, Sash Spring*. Horse-Shoe*. Nail*, Norway H , i, Oil*. Tea Bell*, Carpenter Tool*,, Pami, Varn ishes. Picture* framca in the £ne*t style. Anything not on hand, ordered ttpoa shcrte*t notice. JNff" Remember, all ood* offered cheap er t.ian elsewhere aug 25 7S-tf IIA P. D WARE STORE. J & J. HARRIS. No. 6. BROCKERHOFF ROW A new and 'complete Hardware Store hi* been opened bv the undersigned ia Brockerhoff new building—where they are preparei to sell all kind* of Building and llu*e Furnishing Hardware, Iron, Steel, Nail*. Buggy wheels in sett*, Champion Clothe* Wringer, Mill Saw*, Circular and Hand Saw*. Tennon Saw*. Webb Saws, Ice Cream Kreexera, Bath Tub*, Clothe* Rack*, * full assortment of Glass and Mirror Plate ot all sixes. Picture Frames, Wheelbarrow*. Lamp*. Coal Oil Lamps, Belting, Spokes, Felloes, and Huh*. Plows, Cultivators, Corn Plows, Plow Point*. Shear Mold Boards and Cultiva tor Teeth, table Cutlery, Shovel*, Spades and Fork*, Locks. Hinges, Screws, Sash Spring*, Horse-Shoos, Nail*, Norway Rod*, Oil*, Lard, Lubricating Coal, Linseed. Tanners, Anvil*, Vices, Bellow* Screw-Plates, Blacksmith* Tools, Factory Bells, Tea Bells, Grindstones, Carpenter Tools, Fruit Jars and Cans, Paint, Oils, Varnishes received and for sale at juneS 08 tf J A J. HARRIS. Gift & Flory'a New Shoe Store ! AT CBNTRE HALL. They have now opened, and will constant ly keep on hand, a splendid stock of new SHOES, GAITERS, A SLIPPERS, for men, woman and ohildren, from tha best manufactories in the country, and now of fered at the . Lowest Prices. BOOTS and SHOES made to order, upon short notice They Invite the people o. this vicinity to give them a call, as they will strive to merit a share of their pat rontga. _____ mylOtf THE undersigned, determined to meet the popular demand for Lower Prices, respoottally calls the attention of the public to bis stock of SADDLERY, now offered at the old stand. Designed especially fur the people and the tunes, the largest and most varied and complete as sortment of Saddles, Harness, Collars, Bridles, of every description and quality ; Whins, and in everything to complete a |r*t establishment, he now offers at prices which trill suit the times JACOB DINOES. Centra Hall. I. Guggenheimer. ARRANGEMENT 1 Isaac Guoukniieimkii, "% m v i n | purchflkcd the entire slock of the laU firm of SuMmin A Goggatihcimar, ei o*|R the Leather ami Shoo-fitidihga ha* filial up hia •helve* with a lot o< 9TI.EN DID NEW (iOOM, embracing READY MADE CLOTHING, 1 DBKM OOOI>a, UItOCEKIES, FKOVIHIONH, BOOTH A RBOUB, hat* A cap*, AND PAVCY ARTICLE* and ia now prepared to accomodate all hie old customer*, and to welcome all oaw ouee who may favor him with their patronage. He feela aafe in aav* tag that he can pleaee the moat fartidi ou Call and aee. ISAAC GUGGENHEIMEK. P. S.—Mr. Suaaman still continuea to deal in LEATHER AND SHOE-FINDINGS, CLOVER and TIMOTHY SEEDS, ia me old room, where be may aiway be found. 12ap.tf. QTTCKf PROCLAMATION. " VXhm the Haw Ltuta A Hater, hrkOit a* the evert ml Ckwkkin Hw to thalfci J vdutal Me xzzzrzi sßssrwfy-tSrs •£ Hiemlli MrkirDae. IwSili JeAgva. la Cahtog tag a amu* ml Oyer sad Tmrmutm ato) Usw*l J.U it*. avert eat Iguana. h mum 14 Uto fame la tor taw ovaatg of ( am, ulkaaaaaaUu et Vtohf *T AertL mm. batog the Stk Aa/ ml Agr ISM. aag u <mium lev vaefca ■ vwav I* hvtvhg (Ina tv Ihv Oaear, AeMtovv vt (he Ceg ui. IXinui aad CaaaUMa. ml urn avid seealf ml Ueatov. that thav ha ihae and lharv to Ihrtr gvvaav aaaaaa*. mt M .'aleak to thv trian ml aald dag. vMto ihatr tuiu'h, ,uauauu .ad uan vv* Ik—tuiirki- toda thorn thtog* elite* la tha ato** kg* krtato* to by to **d thoaa aha era haaad la ve> JCSS? there togrvai i" .aiaai thaaa a. ahait ev geea. ptot uto uy kud, at Rrlirfveto. the to Sag ad Tea to the gear of am. Cord. 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Send for Circulars, Price List, &c., and Copy- of the Wilson Reflector, one of the best Periodicals of the day, devoted to Sewing Ma chines, Fashions, General News and Miscellany. Agents Wanted ADDIIBHa Wilson Seiini Machine Co. CLLTKIAND, OHIO.