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Po. jiyi TJOLAXDD.SWOOPE, ' ATTORNEY AT LAW, Curwcniville, ClenrBeld county, Pe. net. f , 'T-tf. 0 SCAR MITCHELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. JTV-Oact in tb Oper IL.um. ocl9, '7.tf Gn. ft W. UAHKETT, . Attornbth and Counbklorh AT JjAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. Jnnunry JO, l7i. TSItAKL TEST, ATTOBSEV AT LAW ' C lurUclil, P. T-Offlo In the Court Boom. Jjll.'" Tii. M. McCULLOUOn, I ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. O m in HtMotiie building, Second Mrcct, op p.uito tb Court Home. J.Jn.'78-tf. w C. ARNOLD, LAW COLLECTION OKHUlii, Cl'RWENPVILLE, 2il l lemOeld Counlr, Pcnn'n. 75y g T. I'.ROCKBANK, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. Office In Open, Houtc. ip JS,'T7-ly gMlTH V. WILSON', fflornr y-at'lMW, I CLEARFIELD. PKXN'A. 5W0(Tic In tbe Mnmnlo Bulldinj. orer the Coonty Nitlonnl llenk. mirM-80. ; V TILLIAM A. llAlrEHTV, f TTon.rr.v-i t- m ', CLEARFIELD, PE.VN'A TffiH Rttfrl-I to I )rointnei od fidnlltj. WILLIAM A. WALLACE. MARar r. wallacr. etn huilnc wltb fcbll.'iO.tf. DATIP L. IRIM. JOHN W. WII.UT. rAMiACK & KKKBS, (Hmofiiftn to WaIIm A FlaldlOK,) A T T O R N E Y S - A T - L A W , inl'77 tleartifld, Pa. J. K. SXYDKR, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. Offce In Pie' Opera IIou.. , June III, '78tf. g J.MoGEK, .ittorjtei'-jT'Ljh; DuBoi8, Clearfield County, Penn'a. ew-Will attend prwtnplly to all legal buifneu entrntted to bw care. 4Jan2l, , crati aomnoa. M URRAY & CORDON, ATTORNKYS AT LAW, . CLEARFIELD, PA. ' -ay-offlce In Pie'i Opera l!oue, eecotid floor. lonara a. a'aALLT. 1f cENALLY ft santat, w. a cuaoy. McCURDY 1T1 ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW, Clearllcld, Pa. rer" Legal baeiaeli attended U promptly wltbj idelity. Offioe oa tteeend itreet, above Ibe Pint National Bank. Jan:li70 A O. OAMER, ATTORNEY-A T-LAW, i Real letalo aad Collection Agent, j CI.EARI'IKl.n, PA., Will promptly attend ta all legal builaeae en trmted to bil oare. Hr-OKoi la Pie'i Opera Uoara. Janl'Ill. J F. McKENRICR, DISTRICT ATT'BHNEY, - CLEARFIELD, PA. All legivl builnei rnlrasted to bU eare will r. celre prompt bttentlon, jy0Rtce to the Court llouee. ugU,ls71Jy. JOHN L. CUTTLE, ' ATTORNEY AT LAW. tnd Heal Eatata Aa;ent, Clearfield, Pa. (Iff-e oa Tblrd itreet, bet. Cherry A Walnut. ar-Reipeelfully offere bil lerrlee! la eelllna and buying laada la Clearfield and adjoining eonntleai and who an atponeaeeet oeariweniv yari ae a inrvcyor, flatten blmielf that he eaa render lattifaetioa. Feb. 2R:a3:tf, irituskinns' Cards. D R E. M. SCIIECRER, H0UCSOPATBI0 niYHIClAN, ' Office la mldcace on Pint it. April id, 1171. r Cliarteld. Pa. TYL W;A 1 .U ' ;trr.t vu If I'HYSICIAN ft SURGEON, . i DUBOIS CITY, PA. Will attend profoaitonal call! promptly. aagl070 jy.. T..j.fnoYEi;, , , , t f UYMCi AN "AND SrjRQKDS, OKca oa Market Street, Cleerleld. Pa. jar-OBc! houti i I to II a- , aad 1 to 0 p. m. -Mr-- . , f R. J. KAY WRIOLKY, , ISnMiEPATHIC physician, plrt)t,.-i alj,inlo tbe reiidince ef Jaaee Wrigley, Li, on Second St. Clearneld, Pn. Jnly3l,'7 it. . Jlt. H. B. TAX VALZAll,' CLEARPIELIt, PENN'A. , OFFICE IN KKSIDKttt'E, CORNER Of FIRST AND PIKE 8THBKTS, er- OSfce koan tnm 11 be t P. M. " " May It, istt. ri j. pJnuRCariKi,!), i ' Uu Aargtoa of Ut 8 St ftf ,(, PvauylnnU Vln.. aYtrtif riMrat4 trim ta Amy, flort hit Tt)fMiBft, MTVllMM lktltlMM r e u oa.?. PnfaMt Mil prompt! r 4 fro. OB PRIsmilU or IVE1T DIHCRIP Itea aaaUy aitratod at tbli oatao. . " . , Y7.'' " ' ' '. . '.'..'. , ' ' ' . ' ' ' r '. v V,' i . '. v ; -' " ' ' 'l ' . a .' " ' ' , ,. . ' ' " I 'r ' ! ' ..... M.,.i - " ' '". '. fn 1 ' " V ' .. ..nrt . !! '), i 1 , ' i CLEARFIELD .itgfe REPUBttC.AM;; -,,.......,..-.,. " . f. . ! f '-' ' ' ' ' 1 ' ' '' " '"' '" " 1 '" ' "'" ' "' " I GEO, B. QOODLANDEE, Editor VOL 51-WII0LE NO. Carfl. TltPTICES' COSKTAm.EH' KEE We hv prlnud Urge nQuber of tbe new FEE BILL, end will on t receipt of twenty. Ore eente. null n eopytn nny tddreee. wrl WILLIAM M. UENltY, Juhtioi nrtnn PnAcn o Hcil, MIMIlER CITY. Colleotloni mede end money promptly p. Id or. Artiuleeof n.(reement eo.l deed, of ooneeyonoe nontly eieowted and wnrmnted oor. rect or no chert. 1)j'7 ' JOHN D. THOMPSON, Juitleo of tbe I'enee end Sorirener, Corenevllle, Pa. a.Collecttone tnido end noner promptly peldTrer. L nESRY liRETIl, (oernnn r. o.) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ron Bibb Toweimr. Mey , 1B7I-Iy JAMES MITCHELL, DB11.R in Square Timber & Timber LuikIh, j.UT!l CLEARFIELD, PA. REUBEN HACKMAN, House and Sign Painter and Paper Hanger, Cictrlleld, Peua'a. kcWill eiecnt Job! In bil line promptly and In e worimnnline meuner. err,7 JOHN A. STAPLER, BAKER, Meiiet 8t.. Clenrdrld, P. Fra.b Bread, Bulk, Roll!, Plel end Cke on bnnd or mnde to order. A generel Mfenmenl or Conlectloneriee, FrnlH ud Nut! in rtook. (oe Creem tnd Oritere In eeneon. fieloen nrerly oi.poilte the Pi.li.oe. Pricei modcrote. M.rcl, li)-'7 WEAVER 4. BETTS, nnALnne in Real Esta'.e, Square Timber, Saw Logs, AND LI MBER OF ALL KINDS. WOfllce on Kceond itreel, in renr of etore room of (leorje Wenrer A Co. I Jen". '7 tf- RICHARD HUGHES, JTHWCE OF THE PEACE ron Itteaiur Tou-nhip, OeceoU Mill! P. O. All unlclel bu.ln!! eulruited to him will be promptly attended to. moh!, ". I AURY SNTDER, BARBER AND HAlRI)llKr.R- Shop on Market St.. oppoilte Court Hnme. A clean towel for erery cu.temer. Alao dealer in Hot llrand! or Tobarfo and Clgara. r ....M P. "ae 10. ' JAMES H.TURNER, JI STICE OF THE PEACE. IVallareton. Pa. Mle ha. prepared blmielf with all the neoee.ery blank term! unuer toe reuiua hu bounty lawa, al well ae blank Deedi, ete. All legal matter! entrance to hi! care will receire prompt attention. . , y ln"'1" A MiKEW HARWICK, Market Ntreet, ClearffleM, fa., NAHrrACTDBIB AXB nBALBB IB Harness, Bridlei, SaJdlet, CoVmi, ami 11 one-burnishing Uoodt. Mr-All kindl of repairing promptly attended to. tiaddlen' Hardware, Hone Bruehn, Curry Cotubi, Ac, alwaya on band and for rale at tbe lowcrt caeb price. (MllTtl IV, lI. G. H. HALL, PRACTICAL TUMP MAKER, NEAK CLEARFIELD, PRHTA. " AfrPumpa alwayi on band aad made to order en ibort notice. Pipe, bored on reaaonahle terma. All work warranted to render latlifaetlon, and dellrired If deiired. myllilypd Iilvcry Stable. rpilR undcrelgned beg! leave to Intorm tliepub. X He that be li Bow fully prparto accommo. date all in tbe way offorniiblng rl-.eei, Raggiea, daddlea and Harnen, on tbe iborteit notice and en reaaonable terma. Refldence oa Locnit Itnat, between Tbird and Fourth. OEO. W. OKARHART llearteld. Feb. 4, 174. WASHINGTON HOUSE, OLEN HOPE, PENN'A. TUB wndeealgned, knving leaead thll eom. modiona ll.,tel, la the villtige of Olen Hope, le now prrpnred to acoomnodat all who may call. My table and bar ehall ho anpplied with tbe belt the market alfnrdi. HKOROB W. DOTTH. Jr.' nl.n Rope, Pa., March t(, l70-tf. THOMAS H. FORCEE. niALaa ta UKNRRAL MEKCH ANIIIHK, 1 fIR AHAWTOM. pfc Alio, eiteniive manofaetnrer and dealer la Sifnare Aimoer aao aawea iidmnerol all klnda. -Order! lollelted aad all bill! oromatly aiiea. l"jyl07a E. A. BIGLER A. CO., ' SQUARE TIMBER, eod maflufaeturori of ALL MNIM t)F StWKIl I I'MRKR, t -111 CLEARFIELD. PENN A. S. I. SNYDER, PRACTICAL WATC1IMAEKR ABB PBALBB IB Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Oraawoi't Rtnt Mnrht' .ttnef, " , CLEARFIELD, PA. All kindl of repairing In my line promptly Bl ended to. April 23, l74, Clearfield Nursery. ENCOURAGE HOME INDUSTRY. Till an for! ( 4, fcT.j fltthMaktil Kar- f.tvritri4 4nt VainaHl, ta arMrl to for- aUi. all tat tuy of FR.H' TRKKi, (luadartl and u nm patiM vitM. iN,ftMfMVribTrwil Wwdm, sua Mrij Mrtai Kkaatrt,, Oe Ordart f rvaipU attaadad to. . Ad irw, J. D. WRIflHT, aaa3 M- OaTWaaarUta, Ha. MEAT MARKET. . F. M. CAfiDOH & BRO., Oa Market 0t, eaa Joorweot of Mao.loa Bonaa, CLEARFIELD, PA. Oax arraagomeaU are rt the ateit eempbate character ear faraiebltia; taa pahne with Preok Moala of aU klad, aad of the very ban Reality. M a alee deal ia all kiade of Agrteullaral liaple meata, wbiali we keep oa oa ktbitMa for tbo wea. ae aablla aU arwawd wbea la 4 age. or aaklroei ai ad taao a ioolt at taiagi. or amwroee ai V. at. 4JAH1M Cloarflala, Pa., Jaly 14, isia-tf. I. M. CAHIMIN A BRO. (fe-nrOVIat ftajmroeacf 4ftncy. OABawkb 1,. staoLa. KF.nit H HIMfLE, jlgtnU,- ' Repioeealtao f6Mow1n aad other flnt olkM Co'i Compaoiea. AneU. Liverpool London A 8lob C. E. ttr..l.MI.sa Lyoomtag oa matailAeaeli plaaaM. I.OeO.OQtl 1'hteili, of Hartford, Cone..... .M I.014.0U iBaiiraBoeCo.ofptorlb America 0,431,074 North Plrrtlih t Mercantile 11.8. Br. 1,7M,603 Hoottl.h Coaamenlal D.tt. Oranoh... 07P,l4t Watovwjwa . Tilt .lit Traralare (Lire A Ave Ideal) d,il.4il Office oa Mulct bl., epp. Coort Hoaaa, Claar ald, Pa. June I, "79 -If. & Proprietor , , , PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. , ,,. , 2,670. CIVILIZED BULLDOZING IX MASSACHUSETTS AXl) BUODS JSIAHU --itLCVoivr v- OK PENNSYLVANIA, From the Seleot Committoe to Inquire Into Frauds in the fieoent . Electious. IN U'NATK I klTEI) STATKHpAPUlL, lHfiiO. our Ht'ltTt Committco to inquire into allt'tretl Iruoda in the recent alee, tions wtut directed by the authority given it "lo inquire whether any citi Ken oi'oy Stale has beun dismiaaed or threatened with dismiwsal from em ployment or deprivation of any right or privilego by reanon of hit vote or intention to voto at thq rccont elec tions, or ha been otherwifio iiitort'erud with, and whvtlicr eitiicenn of the Uni ted Slulcs were prevented from oxer cikinK the elective lranchiao, or forced to tmo it against their wiphe, by any nnluwlul iih iidm or pructirea." ' . The atleiiliiin ol the Cxmmilteowaa directed, by a number of nllldiivitu upon this subject, to tho Statu of Mas HacliuaettH, and the inquiry wan proae culed thcre-aud in the Stale of Rhode Llaiid, wherii your Committee wan alno purHUing another brunch of the duty aaaigned to it by the Senate. The apecilio allegniion vras mudo that cm ploycraot labor inthoNe Statea coerced their omployna to vole as tho em ployers winded, and that deprivation of employment was the penalty lor re fuMtl to do to. Among the data nib mitted to your Commit tee in proof of this allegation wan a circular, which wait in tbeiic woidtt: lBin Binr Yunr co-opcratlon with the Mai achutatta Hcpnhlican tttate t'enlral Committee ii Bret eerneilly requctcd. It I in your power, by the eulbofily you cn eaeroiieovcr tho e em piocd by yf,M, ta maintain the bonr.r of Mane obn.clti, and kt-rp It out of the hand! of iixiilcrR aad political hnavea who hove .elected tirneral llutler ai their oandiHate, Ilia tlection would diigrace our Htete, anL ruin our atamliog at hooiu and abroad. A thorough eanvaai of tnoie you employ, and .a early riin a the 8eorot,ry of tbe llepublioan eUti Central Committee, will ! be lltauklully rvoeircd. That thin wu inritietl in tho canvas, ol lbTH, by aulhuiily of the Republi can organiKaliun, was shown lo be un true. Ita origin could not bo traced. llccmcd to your Committee lo bo a trick ot partisan politics onginating with aome irreaponaibio person und productive of no evil reaulta to any workman. A meeting of some twenty leading niunufitc tillers and cnijiloyuiM ol labor; was held at tho Parker Hoimo, in Hos ton,'jIuring the cativans of It! ptirjiose, as Blated by tho Chairman of the Republican Stale Committee, was not to raise money, but to arouse the interest of those in the meeting to tho importance of tho issues of tho can vass; but thero was no proof that any arraugumvtu was there made to eoeroe-' employes or exurciso any iifluenee upon them. Indeed, it was expressly denied by tho testimony. Another meeting of manufacturers was shown to have been held at Wor cester, Mass., in tho oflice of Mr. Wash burne, who was Chairman ot tho lio. publican City Committee 'J'iio pur pose ot this meeting was to urge the employer of labor thoro present to exercise their influonco. It was to arouse mom to action. They wire asked to call their employes together anu auuress mem on too issues. Tins was done in at least one casc.i Tho action tuken at this meeting was spo- kch oi uy me employes ancclcd as be ing prejudicial to their Ireedom of ac tion. Fear of loss of work 41 thoy vo ted or acted ngainsl thoir employers' wisnes was frequently expressed.-The result ol the meeting, and its action. was a degree ot intimidation to tho employe. Ono witness described its efloct upon the operatives thus: It caused. them to be no longer active, to grow cold; it dampened their ardor ana cbsngeu tboir conduct. Another witness said the DiouIiiil' was held lor tho purposo of "forcinir their beln. through dread of lion-employment to voto contrary to their wishes and ac cording to tho wishes of their employ ers." And still another, who waa in charge ol tho Democratic bcadquar ters, urscnucu it tnus : . . "A. Tho effect ot tho uieelinir, as it waa detailed to mo ot course I do not know that it is accurate, but it came lo me from quite a number of sources was this, that thero had been a meet ing of manulacturera called; that the policy as laid down at that meeting be- some of tho speakers, and by one speaker particularly, was to this effect: "We must keep insido tho law; wo must not say that nnr men will be dis charged, nor anything of that kind, but wo must, bold tip before lliem that, it llutler is elected or the policy he ad vocates prevails, it will bo nccesniry to tloso our workshops, and blop our ljusinesn. - I ' ' 1 Men come ttf' mo and said that that was the drift of it, und asked me if 1 thought it was probable that they would loso their work. Q. Kmplnyos canto to you and ask ed you that? A. Yes, sir; that was tho current understanding there, and what l nave stated was the tenor ol the meoting, Q. What was tbo effect, as you gatk cred it front the employes themselves upon their mindst A. Its effect was this: that while up to that date the operatives and employes, as a general rule in Worceslor county, bad boon en- thusiaBtio, and thronged our roomsday and evening almost, a great many of tnem men came ana expressed flotihts as to whether they would bo ablo to voto or act openly lor tho reason that they understood that this meeting had been hcld.tind thnt that was tho poli cy that would be adopted. . In conso quer.co oi that, there was a denidod coolness at that time on the part of mis ciasa oi men.- i dc not know that thero wag any direct act ot Intlmiiltt tion upon them further than that the report of tbia meeting had that efTeot hprm them, but I do know that a great many upon whom we bad counted with absolute certainty opto that time were miesinp;, or els voted against ns. 0. What was tho number, if von can give it, of employes In thfi city of Worcester who Wore Tlnmocralio in I their proclivities? 'A. The toborinoH population is almost wholly Demo craticthat if, the Democratic vote in tho city is almost wholly composed ot laboring men. Rut a small proportion of those whom wo rank as the property holders tfjura are comprised in nnr par ty, I should say that out vote thorp, in tbe Tilden election, was lorly-two hundred and aoruetbing, and 1 should say that easily 3,000 and something of Uieae men went mon who worked by the day for their livelihood." ., , The purpose here expressed of keep ing "mudo the raw," was fully carried out, for tbtro waa no cau brought to CLEARFIELD, tho notice of yourCouimitteo, In which a conapirocy or unlawful combination to coerce voters wti discltwed. We aro of tho opinion, nowovor, that tho purnoao intended wna. as fully accom plisliod in if unlawful meani bnd been ned. ' , ' Your committee aro of opinion that in vory many instances during that oleclion tho ballot wa cast by opera lives against their own deliberate con victions, and In favorof the candidates ot their employers, at.d that this was the result of a tear of loss of work at the beginning of Winter. This policy of keeping "insido the law" was publicly proclaimed in the lli'Xiild, 8 leading and influential nows pnper in RoBton, which earnestly and effectively aided tho cnuso of those who called and held thoso meetings ol employers, in these words : "There will probably bo a good deal of 'bulldozing' done in Massachusetts this year of a civilized typo. Tbola borers employed ty General Bullor in his various enterprises mills, quar ries, &c will be expected to vole lor him or give up their situations. The same rulo will hold good on tho other side. There will bo no shot guus or threats. Everything will bo managed with decorum, adorned by noble senti ments. Hut the men who oppose Rut- j ler employ throe-touring, if not seven eighths, of tho labor of the Stale. They honestly believe that Ruller's election would injure their property. They know that idle bunds are wait ing to do meir work. It is not to be oxpected that thoy will look on indif lerently and sco their employes vote fur a deslructivo man liko Rullur. Hu man nature is much tho same in Mas sachusetts and Mississippi. Only meth ods are different, llrains, capital, and enterprise will tell in any community. It is very improper, of courso, to in. timiduto voters, but thero is a way of giving advice that is quite convincing." This action was described belore your Committco as 'civilixod bulldoz ing," and its occurrence was said to be much more Ircquent and ellective in the manufacturing villugca than in the cities; "It is impossible that there should be so much in tho cities as in towns. It is easier to bring lo light tho wrong doings ot an employer there ; it is harder to cover them up, because of the public press and becauso of tho number of tho peoplo who would bo como cognizant of them. In a iactory town it is different. Thero is no dowb- naoer thero : tho ouoralivo lives in a j tenement beloniiinir to tbo manufac- Hirer; his wages aro small; his wife probably works in tho mill ; hi chil dren probably work in the mill ; and, if he is in any way fractious, or op. putud to voting in u way that these people dictuto, his wife, children, and himself ure turned out of tho mill, out of tho tenement, and out of tho means ot earning a livelihood." The caso ol the Manchaug Manufac turing Corporation, in tho County of Worcester, was cited as ono ol those in which this policy of "civilized bull dozing" was pursued. The testimony disclosed the following facts : Man chaug is a manufacturing villago, wherein the real estate, mills, houses, churches, balls and public buildings woro owned by the slock company w tilth there manufactured musiiu lub- rics. , Thoy employed a largo number of persons as workmen, many of whom were irencu Canadians, iho num ber of voters at tho mills were up wards ol 100 in 18TS, ot whom throo fourths wero Democrats. All of tho managing force, superintendents and book keepers wero Republicans. Many young people of both sexes wero em ployed at tho mills, and their homes wuro with their parents in the tene ment houses of tho corporation. One caso was shown in which a man who bad served during tho war occupied ono or tho company a- bouses, whilst his son and three nieces worked in the factory, and lived with hint. Ho was quite active as a canvasser on the Dem ocratic side in 18i 8. Ho describes whnl occurred as follows: "I was not working for tho comma tion, but 1 was active in llio campaign. 1 uistnbuled tbo campaign documents to ovcrybotty. i was one ot tbo sieii era of the llutler call and one ot tho Vlco Presidents ol tho Butler club. I contributed two or three dollars to tho lluiler flag raising, when wo were go ing to havo a good lime. Mr. Waters, who had asked for tho ball, came to my bouse, when 1 was not at home; my wile told me ol his buinir there. Immediately alter this, a notice came Iroin tho mill thut I must vaento my tenement within two weeks. It waa signed by Robert McArthur and by tUarles A jlTiaso, clerk, ror two or three days nothing was said, and they Rent for mo to come to the shop. "Mr. Chaso was in gcneralchargo of an tno tenements and machines and o on. I went to him ; found him at his bonne, when ho wanted to k whether I was going out of the tene ment. - It was then about tho lllth of October. I said 1 would like to stop until altor town meeting; that 1 had taken an active part and would liko to voto for General llutler. Ho said, 'Yon cannot' I replied, 'I think I can.'. Ho said, 'I will have yon out in utjout a ween. I asked htm, 'iiave 1 no rights ?' IIo answered, 'Not a God damned right.'. 1 told him, 'Thero ia no , light I bnvo got.' -lie askod, ''What is that?' I said, '1 have got possession, and I shall bold it until al ter the town meeting, if I can.' Fi nally, 1 bad three notices and three writs to go to Worcester, but went and Toted alter all "Ifl had been turned out 1 could not have got any place in town, and I could not have gono back to the tone moot. Not only that, but tho fact was that previous to trotting my notice I had tho viliago in a blazo; nine tenths wore Democratic, or for llutler, but after thoy gavo mo the notice no man would say 'llutler' in tho village." ! Tho son was notified' to milt work, and did quit. Tbo effect of this notice to leavo, upon mon who bad families dependent upon them, was to take away their treedom ol action, and they Wore obliged to vote a their employ, ers required, for thoy bad no place to go with their families. , , Its effect appears to have been de cided npon the voters. Their timidity was tloseribed as lollowa: , , "Thoy spoke to me about making arrangements 'ationt raising a flag. as I, did not work for tbo company and cared nothing for tho company. -They were' afraid to take an active part in It, but agreed to contribute toward de fraying tho expense. I had a list of soaae twenty-lour name of those who contributed emne dollar and Aome two dollars toward hiring tbe band and paying the expense of a French speaker. After Mr. Watersramo with a nolire of Mr. Thayer's and Mr. Mel ten's mooting, this notice which lol lowed, from -Mr.' McArthnr to my lather, made' a change. Those men did not aeem to dare to speak to me PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1880 on tho front slrcdt thero; they would come around alter dark and cull tuu out to epcuk to f'0 ; they would pass mo on the ntreflt wilkcut speaking; and they told mo, two or three differ ent ones, that it was coming near Win tor, and they did not wish to lose their jobs i still they( wished to, voto for llutler.", n. , , The corporation owned the only bull in town in which public nieeliuga were heltl. It was Held lor minstrel shows and dances frcqueutly. .Mr. Thayer, lue Jjuiuocruiic cauuiuaiu tor tuogi uen, and Mr. Mellon, desired to speak in it, but its use was refused by Mr. lie Ar thur, the agent. The witness describes tho refusul thus: ' "I then went to Mr. McArthur and applied tor the ball, and told Mr. Mc Arthur that as Mr. Rice, tho Rcpuli can candidate, had complimuitted our town by making nWopoiitng speech rrt tho canvass there, I thought it would he a Tory good send olf and a compli ment to tho placo if Mr. Thayer would mako the second speech of his canvass in our town, and that all parties would then have an opportunity to hoar their candidates in the opening of the can vass. Mr. McArthur replied that ho could not let the ball, and remarked to mo, 'You know how our people are.' I supposed that by 'our people' lie meant the owners. Ho went on to say, 'You know how our people are, and they aro not of that way of politi cal thought, and do not belong to that political patty; it you owned a hall, yon would not lot in tho opposition to speak, either.' I replied, 'Mr. McAr thur, on tbe contrurr, I should cer tainly do that very thing; and if you people are intending to suppress fieo dom ot discussion ol political questions, our community want to know it.' Ho said, 'Well, 1 think I cannot let you have the hall.'" That democratic meeting was held in a barn. The selectmen of tho town hnvo charge ot tho ballot box on election day. McArthur, an cmployo of tho company, was in chirgo as such in 1878. Chase and Knox, two other employes of the company, were in at tendance. Tho workmen were pro vided with Republican tickets at tho works hauled In wagons to tho poll ing placo, and voted under tho direct supervision of McArthur, Chaso and Knox. A witness describes the pro cess thus : "My attention was called to tho pe culiar way they had of managing tho voters thero. I steniiod np to tho lit tie railing that they had thero to go around and up to tho polls, and I saw two men stationed at tho entrance whero tho voters went in. Ono was Mr. Chaso, tho other was a Mr. Knox. I saw that tbo help of tho vil lago (1 was acquainted with a great portion of them) camo along in a sort of rotation. Mr. Chaso was on one sido and this Mr, Knox waa on tho othor, and as each man came up they would take bold ol tho ticket tbut tbo man had, and say, 'That is right, pass on. Another-would come np, and thoy would say. 'That is right, pass on.' Another would come up, and thoy would say, 'Hold on, that is not the vole yon want to cast. 'Why, yes, it is the vote 1 want to cast.' 'No, it is not' 'Why, cortainly, that is my vote. 'Oh, no; and he got it out ol tho man s band, toro it up and threw it on the floor, no said, 'You do not want to voto such a damned vote as that' He then handed the voter an other one. Tho man thon remarkod, I don't want to cast this vote.' The reply was, 'Go right along; tbatis tho vole you want' Tbo man went right along and put it in tho box. ilr. Hastings, tho constable, stood right on- iKjsite, and 1 stcod, perhaps, lour feel iroin tins air. Aiox. Another instance is given thus U. Who was it tho polls to receire the employes in November last r A Mr. Chose, . Q. Is he connected with tho corpor ation? ' A. Ho ia tbe book-keeper thero. Q. Who takes them from the mills lo the polls? A. Tbo teams of tho corporatioa take them. ' u. What have von seen in regard to tickets vhen tbey have got to the polls' A. I havo seen Mr. Cbaso change their tickets. He generally stands at ono side whero there is a small place to go through, and, as they come along, ha always has the ballots thero, and 1 liavo seen him change them, and have seen thorn got tickets I mm In in and carry them in. u. 1 do speciic tickets you speaK ol, did thoy examine thoso ? A. 1 do not know whether tbey could or not Pretty nearly all ot thoso who work thero are French, and 1 do not know whether they could examine them. Q Do you know whothor those tickets wero in oivclopes or open 1 A. I havo seen Mr. Chaso give to them that wero open. Q. Did you see this occur in No vember, 1878? A Yes, sir. (J. Specify an imlanco and describe bow this occurred, il you can. A. As they pass along hewits standing thoro on this side, and - at thoy would come up to the polls Its would stop them, hsnd them one oflho tickets, and say, 'Here, carry it in. 'j They might have had an envelopo or something ol that kind. I have seen them have envel opes. I havo Bccnlhat occur. ; Tho ballot boxe) wero open boxes and those in chargi could see tho form and nppcaranco of tbo ballot voted, and they wero Cindy distinguishable apart Tho result cf tin closo supervision of tho votes of tho operatives by their emnlovera and tin fuars which pre vailed among thorniest thoy should ho discharged, vory naturally affected the result In the nisttict in wntch they voted, and cave U tho candidate la voicd by the employer a largo number ol votes they woun not have received if perfect Ireedom of action had been allowed to tbe wortmon. i our Committeo examined a num ber of witnesses in regard to tho mon agcnieiit and manner id voting at Web stor, in Worctutor county, by tho cm ploycs of the Slater Manufacturing Company, where several hundred men are employed ; a majority of whom wero Irishmen, and tho proof showed about the same stale ol lucts as exist ed in Mancbaug. Tbe same was the case at the Doug lass Ato Factory, whero the agents of the Company stood at tho door ol tho election-house, watched every ono of the enplores woo came in, passed him tho Republican ticket and told him it would bo to nts interest to vole mat ticket . The ltoaUtn Klastio Fabric Contra t,y employs a large number ol hands, most of whom were Democrats, but under the orders ol their employer, Mr. llcllirney. The foreman of the factory stood at the polio In Chelsea all day on election day between tbe door and the ballot-box, and required tbe men employed undor bim to vote tbo Rspublkn tioket. Another of the employes was directed to tell tbera that this was their employers' wish, and they must govern themselves ac cordingly. This was dono and the men vory generally obeyed tbe orders given. One testified that ho did not and was soon driven out ot that em ployment ' Several cases of individual interfer ence by employers with tho freedom of choice by their workmen came to tbe notice of your Committee, none of which were so flagrant in their details as those already given ; but there was onougli to show that the determina tion existed to coerco choice by press ing upon tbo necessities of workmen and operatives. Tho Slato of Massachusetts has a stringent registry law lor the registra tion ol voters. All naturalized citizons must produce thoir certificates of nat uralization belore the bound ol regis tration, aud the name of tho citizen can only go npon the list of voters af ter careful Hcrutiny. The law is a most wise and salutary one, but your Committeo are compelled to report that its provisions, in one case, wero made the means of depriving several citizens born within tho Stalo ot their right lo voto. and ono of them actually look out his naturalization papers. This diflieulty occurred at Plymouth, and is thus described by Dr. Hhum way, a witness: "In tho first placo, we bad a decision from the board ol selectmen that those persons who wero born of persons un naturalized, could not be citizens of tho United States, and thorefbre, could not register as voters. This was mado to operalo very injuriously, because most of those who had como cf ago were young men who wero 6'nK 10 vote lor General llutler. It so com pletely demoralized, them that some of them said thoy would not have any thing more to do with it. I endeav ored to persuade them to hold on. The first intimation 1 had of it was this: A young man camo to mo and asked mc if 1 did not supposo that a man horn within two rods of Plymouth Hock was a citizen of tho I'nitcd Slates. 1 said I bad no doubt of it. He said they had refused to register him, although bo w as born there, be cause his father had not been natural ized. 1 told him I supposed somebody was playing a joke upon him, and he replied that It was a serious matter. 1 wont before the board ot selectmen, and found that they had mado that decision. 1 endeavored to argue tho caso with them, but they said tho de cision wns final ; that no one who was horn of unnaturalized citizens could bo. a citizen unless himsoll naturali.ed, and that they would not ullow any such lo register. Somo of the men who had been refused on this ground, went once or twice to the town-house, and then said they would give it up, and wouldn't have any moro lo do with it. Ono or two persisted in main, mining what they supposed to be their rights, and finally succeeded. 1 will stale thut this decision was mado about ton days before the election. I think, (tho first knowledge I bad of it at that time,) and that on tho uight belore the election, (Monday evening,) at ten o'clock, (the polls being opened on Tuesday,) tho decision was re versed,! understood. Tho polls opened on Tuesday at a quarter of nine o'clock, and tho law is, I think, that after tho polls have opened, no man shall be allowed to registor. As it was my first experience in political al- luirs. 1 failed to titko the names of those persons. 1 know of only two who wero registered, and do not know of thoso who were not. I understood that there wero some ten or dozon who wero refused registration, but that I do not know anything positively about : that is merely heresny with me. Another caso that I do know of, was that of a man who, notwithstand ing that he bad been born in the neighboring town, went and got na turalized, His name is Alexander Morrison. I Producing tho nuluraliza tion paper ot Morrison, which is ap pended to this testimony. j J nis is ins naturalization paper, lie was bom In tbe neiebboring town of Sandwich Ono of the mon was born within two rods of Plymouth Rock. "(J. Slato tho politics ot the select men at Plymouth. A. Four ol them wero Kcpublicuns ami one was a Democrat that is an Abbott Demo- rat Tho bourd was practically a unit in Iho last campaign. Jt was composed ot five members " , The young man, Morrison, who was naturalized, whb called and testified in suhstanco ad follows : Question. Whero do you live? Answer. At Plymouth. (J. Whero wore you bora? A. Close by Sandwich. I. Aro riymoiiin anil r?antiwicn in tho same county ? A. No, sir; Ply mouth is in Plymouth county, and Sandwich is in llurnstablo county. Q Stato tho circumstances under which you made application for regis tration, why you got naturalized, and whether that which is now shown yon s your naturalization paper? A. 1 went to tho selectmen on the sumo night that Mr. Carr went to them flint was Saturday night, air. uraa- tord, ono ot the selectmen, askod me hy my namo was not on tno nsi, and if 1 had paid my taxes. I told bim thatl bnd paid thero.. Ho asked mo it I was naturalized. 1 told bim 1 was not ; that I was born in th.s coun try, tlo then nsned mo ii my luincr wssnuturulizca, ami 1 ropiiou mat my lather was not. He said bo didn't see how 1 could vote, for tho reason that mv father was not naturalized, but that he would carry tho Tnaller bo- fore tho selectmen al the meeting on Saturday ol tho next week. I went bore shortly afterwards, wnon ne ituo mo that I should not voto because my father was not naturalized. - I ' ' Q. Did you not gel naturalized sub sequently t A. , Y es, sir. . U. llow did unit , happen r i. Shortly after thnt, Mr. Hedge, the constable, came to me It was beforo the eloclion, though I don't know bow long beforo and told me 1 had bettor go in that morning and get my natur alization papers ; that it would proba bly be my last chance ueiore itio elec tion. 1 then wont in and got my pa pers out. , . . itciore wnom nta yon go; n. Heluro Mr. Lord. ' . (j. Was there a judge on the bench? A. Thero wae a judge en the Dencu. 1 dont know who ha was. , P. Was it Mr. Lord who was clerk nf the court? A. I don't know O. Was it In Plymouth? A. It was in Plymouth. O. Did you have to produce wit nesses thore? A. Yes, air; Mr. Hodge and a young gentleman. -r U. Ion wore sworn, were you? A Ther were sworn that ; they had known me ten years. O. Did von take an oath that you would hear true allegiance to tho country? A, Yes, sir. O. And that you had renounced your allegiance to tbe (jueen ol Great Britain? A. Yes, sir, That wns regularly administered to you boloro you got your paper. A, Yes, sir. i. Then tho clerk made 'out the paper which is heresy A. Yes, sir. '- tj. What did you tio afterwards with the paper? , A. I took it borne. J. Did you go afterwunla to the registrars with it? A. I went with if to the registrars on the next morning. Mr. Hodge went with mo. y. Mr. Hedge was the constable, and went boloro tho registrars? A. Yes, sir. (J. What did thoy' do then? A. Thoy put my namo on the registry. q. Did Mr. Hedge tell thorn you bad been naturalized? A. J believe ho did. l. Was that tbe reason you wont back there that' morning to got upon the list, alter having boon natural ized ? A. Yes, sir. , . The naturalization paper given to this young man, born in the country, was produced, and Is in thoso words : ' t-tTKO ITATBB OF AMEBIC!. (Cat of Eagle.) OoUNOBUBALTn Ol MABBAOIIOeBTTI, ''VMONIA County, ; re mil jMope fe a-tcei riev trerel tkall coat!, orc.Oap.' , . Know ye that a ruperior court, begun and hol doa at Plymootb, on tbe fearUl Monday of Octo ber, lu the year of our Lord one thomand light hundred and leventy-oigh', Alexander Morrieon, el Plymouth, in the county ef Plymouth, nod Htrtte of Maeaacbuletli, born in the town of Sandwich, in the county of llaro.table, Maica ebuietu, having produced tbe evldenoe, aad ta ken and lulmcribeil tbe oath required by law, wai admitted to become a citlieu ef the tailed Stelee, acoordiug to the acta of Congreaa in lath carca matte and provided. in leitiHony wnircol l nave Hereunto in my hind and affixed the leal of laid court at Ply mootb, in laid onunty, the nr.t day of Novem ber, in tbe year of our Lord eighteen hundred and iwventy-eight. aKAL or cot tiT.V WM. II. WHITMAN, Or. Your Committee think that this ac tion of the Registry Board of Ply mouth was either a gross outrage upon the sons of foreigners, born within the country, or (taking the moat charita ble view of the case) tho Board showed lamentable ignorance ol tho law, oi common sense, and of their plain duty. Tho campaign of lih, tn Jlassa hnscttn, seems to havo been anomn- Ions. For tho tlrst time, so far as your committeo could learn, ministers of tho Cbtistion religion wero openly invited to aid in the campaign oy tur nishinir tho names and nuttolHco ad dress of their church members, to tho ond thut documents containing the docmus of a political parly might be arnl tn ihftin tlimtlcfh tho mails. I i circular in too loiiowiug tornt was sent to every clergy man in the Ma e, whoso name and address could be too ud from the religious monthlies: Rbim'BI.icab Etavb Cob. or Mimachi'ibtt. H BAt'Mt' A BVBH!, .'I7S WaIIIIXOVOB HvaMT. Boiros, titytertbtr IS, ls7S. Aoix TnATBB, Cheirmea. 8 B. Stbbbink, Trcaaurcr. Gbobob C. Crackbk, secretary. 1 Dbab Fib : ia order to enable oi ta diitribute doeumeBti effectively, you will kindly furnl.h Ul immediitely with a liat of tbe mala member! of your cburcb aad pariib, and with lucb other namai aa yna may deem expedient. By 10 do ing, yoo will otd oa lo caving the honor of oar CominoBwealth. With eateem, youn, ADIN THAYER, CteVrevoa. llaonua C. Cbockbk, feeMfery. There was a largo number of re sponses, and documents wero sont to tho names and addrcssoa furnished. Of tho charactor of tbo documents sent to tho members of the churches, your Committco did not learn, but it is fair to suppose that, as tho following circular seckd to arouse tbo alarm and indignation ol ' Christian citizens," it was forwarded to church members: TtttrevitcA TtvK Cow. or MaiAoaraaTT, ' ' HlATHjeAnrane, S76 Wabbisotob SrsBRT, '' " '- - Hnvrns, AVntcwcer 1?, IS7.4. -Attv Tbatbu, Chairman. H. B. PTBaanw, Treainrer. - , " daoRoB 0. CnocaBB, Secretary. ' Pbab Sir i A dcipcrata attempt ta being made, under the hypocritical pretence of State reform, to deliver MaarachniHU to the Kcpodiationiali, Oreenbacken and Oomtnnntati. Tbii attempt abould oxclte the nlam and In dignetioa of every Chrtotiaa cltlien, and call forth tbo active, earneat and paniitent eppoiltion of every Inver of tbe lair fame of Ma..i,obuaetta . Tbe Stare ticket nominated by tho Republican party itauda for puhlia and prirato bunt-ity aud national good faith. - We aarncctly tovoka year aetira old la Hear ing ita election, and thu! caving tbe "Old Com monwcaltb" from the control of onferapaloui and eelf-reeking demegogaea.. , l er order of tbe Rrpublican Plate Committee. ADIN THAYER. Caainaoa. I tlBOBUi: C. CSOCBBB, ceratsry. I ' Y'our Committeo deems this system of electioneering dangerous and vi cious, -calculated as well to bring the Christine roligion into the miro of poli tics as to arouse sectarian animosity among tbo peoplo. r In pursuing another duty enjoined by tbo Scnato in Rhotlo Island, this subject of controlling the votes of em ployees by the employers, lhroi,gb tear of loss of work, was incidentally examined. , . At Westerly, in the south-western purt of tho Stale, there aro two cor porations known as the Now England tiranite Company, and the Smith ranite Company. Iboy -employed i 1876 about 160 menm gelling out and preparing granite. Direct influ ence was brought to hear upon these employes about a week before the residential eloclion oi ibio, oy tnese corporations issuing a hand bill and circulating it where the men worked, iiuh atatw1 that thA al.una ol air. Tildon would bo a great injury to their business, and by tho concluding paragraph, which declared they would secure tn't'r own Interest by voting utfainst -Mr. Tildon. Tbo circular was thcuo words: v ' .' ro ALL VOTIBS j,.,., -, . , . ..', ump)0Tej j,, the . r. asAiotr wobki. and thb imith' obasiti; co. Having become fully convinced that the flec tion of Seionel J. Tiblen and a DetnoerAtie Con- grcl., on lb! 7th of November, will do a gteat mlurv to our burlncai, and will alae bah P-a- nnnaT Calamity, we do molt laraeitly advice all VOTERS IN OI K K II r LO i to vole the ftinub. licea tleket, more Olracially for a Republican Member of Cnngrcia, lou will, by In doing, ie- .n.A.. Ini.ri.at our InlarA.I . r.A ih. In, itereit or your ' unlry. ' 4- The f MITU GRANITE CO. The plain Implication from the Ian. gaaga here used is, that the injury to ibe buainoas of tho corporation would result in loss of employment to the workmen, Bnd it undoubtedly had the fleet to intimidoto voters. ' It was shown that at Hope Village. In the Congressional election, the i publicans used a colored : ballot ol a very diitiuclly marked color, and that tho Democratic ballot was plain white. At that time, thero Was a number ul Democrats employed in the works who attended Democratic meeting, and desired to vote that 'ticket, but wbon thoso mon camo to voto oo elec tion day, men in .the employ of the Hope Miiniitaotnring Uompany stood at the ballot-box and watched the bal lots all day.' Somo of these Demo crats went home without voting, and others declared that they did not dare to vote. , At Woonsockct, there aro seven or eight large manufacturing establish, meats usually operating as eorpora- tiotts. They employ many work mon, a majority of whom are of loieign birth, and among the employes are many whose polilioal opinions are Demo cratic It was oaowe that at almost TEBMS-S2 per annua la Advanoe. NEW SERIES-V0L. 21, NO. 18 every election for: yours, these mua voted undor the eyo ut their employ era' agents who wero Republicans, and in very inuuy cases, under circum stances showing intimidation and bur ol lists of work. ""' ' ' ' "The raprasaiitAtivi of the manu faoiurera uf ,i Wirimnocket ate schicfiy Ri publican. The owners are not rrsi dents of Woolisili'kel, 'but of l,.u donee and' titlvr ' )n- s ; l.ttt" t !,'. it agents in Wrtousoekel, us 'it general thing, and with bill one- exception, are Republicans. On the day ol uluution tbey are very active, exceedingly act ive, in gotting in the voters who w oik at their establishments. They' arc sometimes carried to tho polls in their own private carriagos, and eomotimcsi in carriages hired by tho party. They aro usually met at the entrance to the hall by men in tho employ of those1 corporations, who willprcsont thovo-1 tore, as thoy are marched in, with ballots. Tbey are billowed, in many cases, from tho entrance lo tho ball lo tho ballot-box, and watched until the ballot is seen to bo deposited in the ballot-box, so that there may be no opportunity for them to change their ballots, and take others." One witness described tbo acln which ho thought amounted to intimidation, in this language: "On tho night beforo the last Con gressional election, parties who we know aro Democrats, came to me and told me they were afraid to voto the Democratic tioket openly, that they wanted mo to get them somo bullous so thoy could vole if tbey got down , that their overseers wore watching lliem ; that the Republican candidate, Mr. Ballou, was a heavy stockholder in tho corporation ; and that they ex ported to be bulldozed, aa they slated it I bud letters Irom two parlies re questing mo lo leave-tho ballots so ihat they could distribute them among the help tho next morning belore seven o'clock. We thought it would make a dillerenco to ns ef thirty or forty votes if those men voted our ticket 1 do not Hunk that tide in-, timidution is carried on in all the mills thero ; there issomcilifi'uicnee between them in that respect; 1 thl.'k thai in tho Social Company's mill, we get as many Democratic as Republican voles. Aa has beoti staled by others, there is a man there named Sampson who makes himself very officious on dec lion day, who takes care of the voters as they come up. From tho Woon-la socket .Machine Company, ut tbo lust Congressional election, they had their overseer posieu uuoui two loot, iroin i ,l i.,i, u..w o,l h u-nl ltimr! bft,loU w , 1. a9 lh(,y t.um0 j up to voto. His name is Charles A. I Lbase, I rememoer now a parly wnoi jdid work for tho Woonsocket Machine Company, who told me, shortly ofter tbo election, that be was going to lose his position, und ho did loso it. About a month alter that they discharged him because bo would nol peddle Re publican ballots in the shop." ; Another witness described it thus : : '1 have known men employed, in tho Woonsockct Machine Shop to bo marchod up, in the hall, In squads by a man named Chose, who bad some position thoro 1 do not know whether it was that of enginoer or what it was and compelled to hold thoir bands up with the ballots in thcru ia this manner. Tho witness elevated his right hand to a levol with his head. They walked along, and, bo went with them, watching them until, as each man dropped tho ballot in, he took his eye oil tbe mou. At the last (InnirrensKinid election. 1 saw bim I murch uplwosquads from lbs ma-1 ' 2d: If a ttachor gets sick, and a sub chine shop. 1 know one man on'; stituto without a certificate has chargo there who. al tho same election, in formed mo that ho wanted to voto the Democratic ticket, but was obliged to vote tbo Republican ticket, becauso be had been given to understand that il would bo for his interest' tn do so. His proporty was mortgaged, and a party who ran on tho Republican ticket con trolled, or-., his intimate, friend con trolled, the mortgage at tho time, , Tbe man was afraid to voto otherwise, he informed mo.1 They have come to mo, tor instance, ana 10 uiucr Domocrats in my hearing and sight, and said, "Wo want a ticket." This was tbe evening beforo the oleo- tion. And they gave us a ticket and said that they had to corry it or they would lose tbeir joo. Thero is a strong feeling in their minds that il they do nol voto tue ticket thai is given to them by their employers, thoy aro liablo to bo turned olf, that they aro spotted, and, if anybody is turned off, it will bo them. These employed, who an) Democrats, who have been furnished with tickets, or who say, "We shall bo furnished with a ticket by tbe boss or the manufactur ing compuny s agents, come to our headquarters and say, "Wo want a ticket in our pockets that is of our kind, so that we can -voto it if wo liatiL'O it tor the other. it ell, iho omployeis havo found that they wero being cheated hy tho men, mat ine men, in spito of their convincing ad- vied, had got the tickets mat they wanted to vote, and bad put them m. That accounts for their oompcllinp 'he men lo bold their bands up. Thry give them their ticket wsht n they pel ont of tho carriage, Rnn compel th''m lo hold it up In. their .hands as lliCy inarch along through tho crowd.'' It was shown that in the tenth ward of i Providenoe, at the Presidential election of 1876, the time keeper em ployed by the Corliss Rngino Com psny, was at the polls with his book, and as every man working for his es tablishment would cast bis ballot, he would chock his namo, or writo ' his namo down upon tbe book; ' He was not Ibore as an olltcial ot the election. ITo would watch to see which way a man voted, and thon take memoranda in his book. . Employee complained of this, and said tbey were alraid to voto. The want was largely Pemo cralio, and this action produced dis turbance on the part of eilizons, who sought to havo the Uiuo koopor re moved, becauso the employees of tho Corliss Htesm 'Engine Company were alraid it they voted their- principles they would be discharged from the Works, and he was finally removed from the placo. ' The Company eta ployed several hundred nu n at that time. Your Commute was tnatrrielcd "to inquire and report whether il is wlluiu the competency of Conurrss to nro- vide by additional legislation for the more perfect security of the right ot suffrage lo eilizons of the United states tn all the Stales of the Union.' They have performed that duty, and whilst they Itnd that improper prac tices, as heroin neioro detailed, exist in the States visited, and the freedom of choice by rotors lu those rttatrs has been interfered with, and persons practically threatened with dismissal from employment if tbey voted i op. position to the wishes of their employ ers ; yet they cannot find that It Is within tbe onmpetenoy ol Coajreao to corroot- tbj wtroiig, by additional, or any legislation, but that, on the con trary, tho rcuiody tburufor is to be fouud with the law-making power of the State in which tbe wrong i per petrated. Wrongs upon tbo ballot, or lutcri'erohoo with tbo right t,f suffrage, or wltb tho modes of qualifications of tbe votor, aro questions which are to bo oorroeted and controlled by the Slates, and not by tho Federal Gov ernment' Suffrage is under the con trol of the States, and not of the Fed eral Government Tho latter baa no voters of its own creation, It cannot define who aro voters, It cannot quality voters, nor can it protect voters Iroin wrong by inflicting punishment upon tboau who ujujpul lUutu to imatupaii:ly exercise their right of sullraga... it may punish for eriiuea eutuuiiiu d in regard to tbe jsnsarr of voting, tint an offence against tho right itself must be punished under Statu law, and not by Federal statute. . Tbo "civilized bulldozing" which we find to havo existed in tbo ancient at.d hotiored Commonwealths ot Massa chusetts and Rhodo Island, U an evil whioh tbe people luoew Stale must correct themaelvos. and your Commit-fee- led. that in'. bringing tbe fuels, to lb", puhjm , gaze., tliev will help to 'then n stitimrnt already in cx i1cn"r'c, and ul 1 in crystallising it into suck, statutory enacluionl of those Siules us will correct tho evil or pun isli Its repetition. EDUCATIONAL. . CQXTF.XT10S OP SCllOOXi Slr. .. ;, I'E&WTEXVKA m- Perhap tbe most earneat and en- thuniustie meeting of school workers that ever mot at the State Capital, was the ( 'ottvention of County and City Su perintendents, which convcucd in tbe Senate Chamber, Uarrisburg, on Tues day, April 2tlth, and continued until tho morning of the 24tb. Ninety seven -Superintendents were present, Red ford, Adams, Forest and Somerset, bo iug tbo only counties not represented. Nearly all the Normal School Princi pals were present, and a number ol distinguished visitors from all parts of the State. Governor Hoyt and Lien tenant Governor Stono honored tho Convention with their presonoe on Wednesday afternoon, between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock, and made very appropriate addresses before leav ing. Col. Noyes, tho State Treasurer, visited tho Convention fin Thursday morning in answer to au invitation to explain iho cause of the delay ol the payment ut the appropriations to the Common Schools. Ho said the primary cause of the defi ciency was the excess ol tho appropri ations over the rcvenuca, but be confi dently anticipated that one-half the school appropriations lor tho year 1878 wotill bo paid beforo tho 1st of June coining. After tho Stalo Treasurer re tired, a very animated discussion took place ns to the mannor of procedure to relievo the distressed school districts, which resulted in the appointment ot a Committeo to urge upon tho next Lcgialature to do something towards removing existing delects, and each : Coonty Superintendent was appointed committee of ono to wait upon tho I member or members from his county, und urge the importanco of new legis- latum on school questions. ti... !.. . i.. r....t. . :t of qlle(,tion. appertaining to some dis. putcd points in school work in Clear- held county-. Among others were tho lollowing : . 1st Has a school district absolute power to grade a school, using one house in which to hold tbe school, and having tivo months in tho Summer for the primary pupils and five months in the wintor lor tho advanced pupils, re (using admittanco to tbo advanced pu pils in the Summer and lo tbe primary pupils in the Wintor, and secure ap propriation for two schools ? Tho Stalo Superintendent in answer ing said thai, if tbo people unanimous ly agreed to an arrangement ot this kind, and voluntarily kept the advanc ed pupils out of the; school during the period lor tbe primary pupils, and vice tcTjirf, It would bo legal; but, on the other band, If tbey sent their pupils at either session contrary to tbe arrange ment, the Board had no legal authori ty to expel,, as. jv, waajoJ violation, ol school luw. of tho school - tor one week or two weeks, can the President of tbe Board lawtnlly swear that the school was kept open in accordance with mo law r In answering this question, Jar. Wickcrsham said that it was clearly stated in tbe form ol oath that "no person was employed or had charge nf ii school who bad not a valid certificate from tho County Superintendent," and that tho words "had chargo of a school" had been recently Inserted to keep Hoards ol Directors lrom evading the law by Mating that such su ball tuts was not employed by the Board, but by the teacher. This is a very im portant decision, and Directors should make a note ot il, becauso u is a rais- lako that is so frequently made. " Bd. Is it not the duty ol each rtcnool Board to soo that all tbo branches re quired bylaw aro taught In the schools ol their district, or, bits the Superin tendent the authority to enforce this during the period of his visitations? ' iLviwr, It is tho bounden duty ol the School Board to prescribe tbe course of study, and it is also obliga tory upon them lo soo that all the common branches aro taught in overy school. If the County Superintend ent finds, In visiting the schools ol a district, that all tho common branches are not taught, tbo Heard should bo notified at onoe of tbo violation of tbe law, and if then it bo conlinaed, tbe district, of course, would forfeit its Claim to its State Appropriation. " ' , The abovo docistoos, we think, are important to every School llirector and teacher in tho county, henco we liavo reproduced them. We have not space to give in deutil the numerous questions asked and answered at this Convention. We mention tbe lollow ing briefly, however, as legal decisions on dispoted points:- 1st That a provisional teitincaie re newed by a County Superintendent, without an examination, is noi a ysira 2d. That a Superiutondont has no right or authority to examine persona holding TeaoBer e tttate usrunoates Normal School Diplomas, ot Profes sional Certificates, even if tbo request -be matte by directors, an less the hold ers of snob documents deaure to be ex amined fur Provisional Certificates. 3d. That any school district known to be without uniformity ol text books, would loso thoir Slate Appro-, priation. This moans that pne school of a township has a series of books entirely different" lrora'tfie "other schools of thoaamownalii. f ,y - 4th. Jhat teachers oraora tor the payment of tbeir salaries, draw interest from tbe time they aro presented for payment until they are paid, and that no Treasurer csn legally discount teachers' orders.'' ' ' - - !,6th. Tbat oo County Superintend ent in the Commonwealth can serve as Principal, or have any pecuniary interest in any local school during bis term ol oflico, . -. . ; 6th. That no Professional Certifi cate should be issued by a Boperin tandont for a less period that lhre years. , . 7tb. That rwperintendentt'sh'oold hot issae Certificates to persorr aider eighteen years of age. ,, , l "mala Superintendent Wicksrsbam presided at all tie seeaione, aad e presoed himself aa highly jrrauBod with the targe altendaaoe and the suo cess ol the meeting. " ' " "