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VOI,. Vl he tC nitre T *irm SI.AO par Annum, in Advance - 8 T. SHUGERT AJ. R VAN ORMKR, Editors. Thursday Moraine, March I, 1883. Cantro County Democratic Com mittee for 1883. liOtllO. ' P. o. A6i.r*. B IWotilo N. w. J. M. Kai.tilln- lUll- fonlP • ■ H. W. I'll*.*. Smith " .. XV. *V. S A Mryiiith>u. " I? .4pl l—rn. lr I' Laatliara llaward t'llrahurc Jama* I' Milwhnric a iihiim •• re. " PliilltMharK Iw. <• <• ll'-rlintt'-r l'hlll|<sLart; ■ vv. Sol Schmidt ;i VV A. V . Oarpalllar. 1 ninnsitla h"C>. I' J- M-iNitmld Flamm* M an r twp. Wm. tsfclsr Mlafctil*. H K -, l*i. Frank T Adam* M!h-hnr*. It iru-tdo t I' It-Tir* M.-kar Tina 01-iin Oollsft twp. J din Rg'p Cirtln two. Joh ii Mi* lo*kcy It-nnd* I' nrusnn o H J. T McCormh k. *tat- c.dl*p. >■ | , |. VV Watkar B<K-k S|.rtnit* o-1- S P. J. lm CoWPOB *|>rtO|t Mill*. \ |> Mil, I.no- .... Farmer Mill* I IT tinea i: P. I. • *<•'" W...l*r!. ; VV . P. G— Bowr AanmalMir*. | I ,tf .Moon twp. .1 II "Irifflii St rnodoan. | „ri twp I' VV Marr .HuaUhury. I mud tp John Olmir 11. ward. limton tp. -hdin VI Mil.-* ......Julian.. L hartr tP Jam"* P. Linn Blaiicharil I irl-n twp. J 1 II Oj Walk-r VIP, tap Kill* E Shnft-r Marh'tduirit p.llon twp. A/now tMlsrs Jr Kilnu ro. ; I nn IP. I" II Stofi-r ... IVI-urn. ; ] tt. r N I'. l> J Mrv"t < cntr* Hall. S. P Samilal Sla. V. Tuarulllr N p' William Cation phlllpabnrg * P J T Kcrljr *.m-l) Ki le- S ma Shoo twp Mm R Hajnoa Sroiw Snoa Soring twp. I. C. W >w.l .... Bailafoolw. T it lor twp. llaphurn Klnwrr* K-w !-p. t ~ twp. .* K Kmart, k Slamlng. V tk.-r twp J- pk Kmarlik lliil-l-rwl org Vorili twp. M *. Spoil* .Port Matilda. WU C IIKIM.E. Chairman. XV. Man Wvikr.K. Sacfrtary. (iov. ALEX ANDKK 11. STEPHEN* of (ieorgia is certainly a well Italanced 1 man. He is seventy-one years of age, and weighs Bcventy-one p muds. THE conference committee on the i posial appropriation bill have agreed upon October Ist, as the time when the two cent letter postage shall go into effect. PHOTOGRAPH* of the L'riuce of Wales, in masonic drc-, were recently sold in London at large figures. The highest price paid for oue, it i* *aid, w as S9OO. THE Chamlicrs of Commerce relief committee of Cincinnati, acknowledge the receipt of a check of s2,c()o from Wm. H. Vanderhilt for the relief of the flood sufferers. THE oldest man in Mississippi is a negro said to be 138 year* of age. He claims to have lieon with Washington at the battle of Bladensburg. But all the obi negro*, living anil dead, were with Washington. KXTIRE failure to meet the want* of the people or to appreciate their in structions of ln*t fall, i* alaiut to be recorded against the Forty-Seventh Congress. The Republican party orp the endorsers of the bankrupt Con-! gress, and of course liable. IT is again rumored that Senator Cameron has determined to withdraw frotn tjic Senate at the close of the present session. L riles* some change j is to be made in the cabinet for width Senator Cameron is booked, the rumor j i* not entitled to much credit. LIEUT. GOVERNOR I)AI.K, of Ver mont, found himself in a police-court _in St. loouis on the 22d of February. Hi* veneration for the Father of his country was too overpowering, ami he became noisy and turbulent under its inspiration and went to the lock-up. IT is claimed that the Democratic savings iu the House of Representa tives by the refusal to appoint tho su jierfluous employes heretofore charged to the service, is over eighteen thou sand dollar*, instead of eleven thou sand four hundred dollars, a* stated last week. DOBSKY ASH BRADY, the principles of the star-route ring, are said to be much depressed and have little hope of worrying through. Their tracks have been unexpectedly laid bare by the testimony of their own trusted agents, without any apparent prospect of plausible explanation to relieve them. Bob Ingersoll, their attorney, is correspondingly cross and snappish. He does not look upon the mistakes of bis clients with the same disapproba tion that he views the "mistakes of MOMS." Tho Itoma Demanded. The position assumed by (iov. Fat tison demanding a strict accountabil ity of all the money drawn from the State, is bearing its fruit. Senator I .ant/ the other day ofl'ered in the Senate a resolution requiring that all institutions and organizations (whether charitable, benevolent or otherwise,) asking appropriations of the State, be required to lay before the Senate and each individual Senator, an itemized account of the actual annual expendi ture for the year INS' 2, of said institu tion claiming such appropriations, and unless this is done no appropriations shall be reported. An amendment suggested by Mr. Laird to include the year 1881, was accepted by the mover and the resolution passed. Thus every institution seeking State aid, is re quired to make a report under oath of its ex|>euditures in detail for the years lsl-82. Mr. l.antz in explanation of bis resolution, says that it is a matter of common report that institu tions in this State receiving money for their support, the officers never give an account of their expenditure* I or for what purposes it is disbursed. That he has grown ashamed of voting away public money without knowing what is done with it, and proposes looking deeper into the matter in the future. That is the general sentiment prevailing in the State, and the Kep* resent at ives can no longer safely allow these things to go on in the slip-shod style which has prevailed for many years. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been voter! away year after year, and placer! in the hand* of individuals to he applied to charitable ami benevolent purposes, without hav ing received any account of the man ner the charities of the State have been disposed of. It is time that a new departure is caller! for, and we congratulate Mr. I<entz thai it has fallen to hi* lot to be the pioneer in a demand for reform so entirely proper in itself. 1,11 IT. < <IMMXNDF.R (FORRINGE, of the Navy, ha* resigned. A slight unpleasantne-* with Secretary ('hand ler induced the resignation. The lieutenant who lite* seen much active service in hi* profession nod stand* deservedly high, ha* l> • n on furlough for some time, ami a* is customary with officers under furlough, was about to engage in business. The business chosen excited the Secretary's sus picion* of impropriety, if not rivalry, lie had rented the ship-yard* of the Heading railroad and under patronage of New York capitalist.-, was alKuit to embark in the business of ship-build ing, which of course would be a rival of the notorious lobbyist and suhsidarv seeker, Mr. John Rrnch, with whom it is Ixlieved the Secretary ha* very intimate private relations. Taking it as a matter of course that American capitalist* would not venture on such an enterprise with a naval officer, the Secretary intimates a suspicion that the Lieutenant is hacked by British gold. This imputation is indignantly . denied in a letter to the Secretary, ( who orders him to report immediately !• the Department for orders. The ! Lieutenant obeys the order, and on hi* arrival at Washington tendered his resignation to the President. IT i* said that Mr. William Mahonc, who is received at the National Capi tal as a Senator from Virginia, has completed his organization of the new Senate to come in after the fourth of March. The President of the body it to be Senator Anthony of Rhode Island, by the grace of the Virginia Kepudia tor. VICE PRESIDENT DAVID DAVIS de nies the story published that he is to bo married soon after the adjourn ment, but the Washington papers won't believe him, and insist that be has made arrangement* for a perma nent pair with a North Carolina lady upon leaving the Senate. "KIJUAL AN It EXACT JCMTICK TO A 1.1. MKN, OK WIIATEVKH STATE OH RTCKM'ASION, HKI.K.Ioi .m OK I'oMIICAt ISKLLKFONTK, l'A„ THURSDAY, MARCH I. iss::. The Work of tho UOUHO, Mr. IltiHson, Chairman of tli' House Committee on Appropriations, remark •>il in the llone the other day, in an swer to I.Mti'lis, of Lancaster, llmt it was the purpose of the liernoeruts to Prolong the session for just us many days as should he found net . -sary to get through with all the important work in hand. In so slating he gave fa r inter pretation to the will of (he mitj irity in that body. They will get through in the one hundred days if possible; hut they will not go home at the expiration of the one hundred and f.fty d*vs lo calise the pay then stops, if the interests of tlie* people serin to demaud a longer stay. The present indications are that the session will not end in one hundred days, ultl.O igh it is yet too soon to de termine i erlairdy as to that matter. l'he business, is much further advanced than at the same stage of any previous session since tho adopti n of the new constitution. <n February )7th. at the 1 s*| session of the House, there ha 1 been 2HJ hills reported from committees, .*'. had been reached tin first reading, 1 s on second reading, ami - had passed third reading and finally. At (he close of February 15th tins year (here had been 4H hills reported frotn committees, I'.HI hsd been reached on first reading anil, 40 on second reading, and 17 had passed third reading and finally and ; had been message I to the -enale or Governor. A comparison of these fig ures not only refute- the allegations of the Republican press that the House ha* been unusually dilatory, but show* that it is exceptionally industrious in-1 h AS accomplished sufficient to give it* members title to pride in the record they have made. Wo see it stated in sundry exchange- of the Malt* irt j er suasion, of course—that with all the boasted increase of time devoted to the labors tif legislation, the present House is doing but little Li tter than its | rod. cessor. How much better it has been and is doing may be lodged from those figures The House of SI sat 'J hours on Monday evenings, an i 2 hours p< r day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 1 bur days and Fridays, or I' hour* per week in all. This Hou*e sit* •_ hour- ti Monday evening", five h tits ■ • T ;e --< 11y and Wedn*d.xy . and three |, or* on Thursday*, Friday* sr.-l Saturdays, or 'Jit hours in all. It niut t •• remember ed, also, that the prevent House i- work ing with a forre of employes twenty four less n number than the I*Sl ' no. ami has not yet hid to expend - dollsr for extra services, which latter fact is without precedent, the saving, in - s'.a Ties alone, from this source is Sjl b*i. The number of employes serving the 201 member* of the House is les than the number serving the V) Senators, and there are no " lightning calcula tors " among them either. P.etween this and the day of adjourn ment the House may |>o*sihlv do or leave undone something to entitle it to eentttre, but thus far it has merited nothing but praise, having by it econ omy and industry folfi'led every prom ise made by the party to which its ma jority tielongs and exceeded the most sanguine expectations of its friends. This session may strptch to 150 days, and perhaps more, but, unlike those of the session of I*Sl, they will be days of hard work and will tie made to redound to the advantage and profit of the JKKV ple.-F '•now Isa<i<-T. THE House of Representative* hjr almost an unanimous vote <leeline<l to concur in a resolution of the Senate authorizing the librarian of the Sen- Rte, the incorruptible Del any, to ex pend a sum of money not exceeding ?.V>oo for supplies for the Senate and House. The "supplies" does not mean stationery, hut u brooms, spittoons, soap, towels, hay rum, ami perhaps harboring ami trinkets. Cot.. THOMPSON, of the Washing ton Pension (>ffiee, owns what he thinks is the last willnnd testament of (ieorge Washington. He snatched it front the baud of a soldier who, with others during the war, was pillaging Fairfax Court House. Colonel Thomp son has also in his possesion, obtained at the satue time, the original inven tory of the Mount Vernon estate, made by Martha Washington. He expects to preaeut these relic* to the Mount Vernon Association. Tho Philadelphia Hoc-order. The notable victory of Governor I'ut I ti-on over the enemies of good govern i ment in the content concerning the Philadelphia controller.diip, is likely to • he supplemented by another lntini| h I in the battle with the audacious schern era who are struggling to perpetuate the i oppressive and odious Philadelphia re rordci - hip. Whether or not the effort of the governor and the attorney gen ' eral to oust Mr. Lane shall be attended • by success, one thing is certain : the re j eordership as it is now constituted and 'administered must go. The law a* it stands is with the governor ami the governor is with the law. Hut if through some inscrutable tieviou-ness of judicial ' construction the remox d of Lane shall he prevented, the legislature will un • loubtedly intervene and settle tie j matter by repealing that put of the : recorder act which enables the incurn ! bent of the office to Oppress the | eople by the collection of enorrnou- fee-. If by any chanch the question of the power of the executive to remove Mr Lane now pending in the courts should I he decided against the governor, -urh a decision will only have the eilect of ' stirring up the legislature to | erform it- I duty in the premi*es. Meanwhile there j is no good reason why the legislature i should lag in the work of re| • alirig the ' objectionable portion* of the recorder ! act. The democrats certa r.'y do not wiib tn invent the * f Mr. Lane, if there should f-e one, with tin power which they have com pi nil < d the latter baa exercised. The reput.Leans • urely do not care to have fuch j ower • conferred on a political opponent. It would therefore ap| < ar that there :* no good reason why a r<q •al 1 .il ho .Id not he pa-sed at an early ilay. The 10,- islature need not del iv action I • iu-*- the question raised in regard to the power of the goveri or to renio-. .* the I incumbent of the recorder * 0;.. c i* pien ting n the court*. TLs! fact should not deter that t>ody from repealing tl •• j legislation under wh li l!ec -der 1 • was made a possibility. M the legisla ture do its duty without regard t > the pos*ibieor probable action of the court" on the question they are call- i up n to determine. 'I he r-cor er n qurv shou! 1 be speedily at. i -he l an 1 ti •■ |tiickest way t ■ accomplish that is I . repealing the statute wh , h brought .! into existence //ir*- / fill Mouse ('otnmitt*e on < mmerre. it may be nccc*ary to ay, is not ur duly mod< -1. I'rof at.ly no one measure of all the disreputable mea'iire . arr 1 through the last monn of f'ongre ■ calle<t forth such a storm of rnpr< t.atu n a* the River and Harlwor bill. 1 f.i wa so unmistakably a job of the w. rt p j tde character that it eould not I o w.i.l ed at. and, one after anotlier, tho men who were held to he responsible for it were made to understand that thm political career was practically over. Soon after the opening of the present session these men, pricked through even their thick skins, made an t It, rt to justify themaeire* by appealing to the Secretary of War for a cr tiri#m which ; they hoped would be a vindication <•( ! their scandalous appropriations, (or. as fine o( their own number | ntbeticady put it, they were anxious to know why the whole country wa* crying out on them aa double d'd rascal). The Secre i tary's criticism w sharp and to the \ point and as significant in it* way a* the 1 President's recommendation ttint n<> similar hill should be I rough! before ; Congress at the present session. \ bill, only leas monstrous than the hu>t bo ' cau*e it floss not appropriate so many million", is reported by the Committee on Commerce with criticisms on the secretary of War and the President whleh are plainly meant to be taken as an insolent defiance ot the popular ver dict on last year's job The members of the committee feel emulous, no doubt, of those gallant bottler outlaws who die, aa the phrase is, trilh their boots on i but there is all the difference in the world between robbers who fight to the death and jobbers who live to en joy the fruits of their plunder.—A*. I', WOTU. THE Frcsidcut LAS nominated John \V. Foster of Indiana to be envoy ex traordinary ami minister plenipoten tiary to Hpain. Mr. Foster was for merly minister to Mexico, and It is much to bis credit unw that this honor is conferred upon him unexpectedly and without solicitation. Tho Tarriff Muddle. I lie turif! question i-, the difficult problem tin- lb-publican Statesmen of i the 1 Liti-c, had to struggle with dur ing the ia-t wt-i k. Mr. K - !li v ami his radical party, after spending tunny week.- in revi-ing the work of the turif! comini.-ion and cooking it no to .-nit their own view*, were unable to sat, f'y a large number of He ir Re publican brethren ami pa * the bill report* il at the tail < rid of the s<---iou- In the nu antitiie tie Republican Sen ate | a- ' i a biii more at - < jituble jc-r --liapHtotle mai -rity, but very distarte fultfi Mr. lxi ih-y ami hi- part v. Hi-nee the fight t iiiniinnei-d to prevent tin S mite lull iieing tale n from tie >pf ak- r - table to In -übrnittcd to it vote f the Horn* for concurrence. I o i f'i et thi- all the know n tactic- for , obstruction, even to a change of the rubs, were brought into requisition and ably weilded to defeat the Senate : bill, ami either prevent the passage of any bill, or force through a committee of e nfcrcnco the acceptance of the | H-'ii*"- bill, which bail not pawed. I Having a pliant Speaker t- rub t order and to ajij int a ffiinmittee to suit tb emergency, thi- struggle ••! to "do or nt to do" wa- entered upon 1 with i' -jM rat< energy to b- victorious tie way or the otic r. Kellev c ori-d the v-tory ai : secured the c unmitlee. ! But the le-u't i- i -t known as we go to p;- —. Tin probability is. they i will agr< e up jii a bill, and whether it ! b< of tin- S. nar- < r II use c :,tru< • lion tnakf- little 'litl- r- nee. a- m-ither i- lik• !v t > n- -atisfaetory t-- the coun try a a r< :i ami nu lificati n t 1 ;-- w ..r tariff, t'.e - j,pri-- .n* < f which the p.. pie eompiain to jutly. Ml:. MI'I'IIJ i; IV. THE New .1, r- y >*nator, i-ti i relay la-t admin -ten d a vig : nis reluikf t >•. ri tare < han dler, of the Naxy I >-partnient, for hi* apjiearante in tin hall ' ! the -f nate a- a lobbyist : r a bill enlarging iii own | wer-. lie also einbram-l the oocEti MI t • say that the Pniidtot, after r, al. ;,g cr< ilitable nominations for tie ,'lui - tli -r- of the rabinet, bnd "fit- end, d to the lobby to fintl a -ecrt tarv of the Navy.' Thi- i- net tho • ■:.!\ nd. t'.i nl!at '! . .e r. bv irnptidci;-1, may g • int • 1 t water. Hi- allt nip: t i , ati i ic-ult Lieut (ion ogt becauM t hat officer, wliowa- on J-iri ogh. had the ninlin-ity ti Ht tip a rival *— • -1' .I)tix u* !• .1 n Roach in p 1 ;. id ing, w... m : h <-r cri iitnlili to tb. .- • retary a- a man or the bead of tin-Navy I)epertinent. Till House of R pr*-i ntativi * did a very co'iimcudable act the other day when it n fuse*! to appropriate f?l<L00( ti distribute "-inal. - matiual. 1'•• larg- inn int apprnpriat'd fur the pun ha-' of tinx manual* |*rhap-. a legitim.iit < \p- oliture, buf win u it is di-tribute 1 :i- act luplnncut to afi w cherished fiieud- of each no nil ' r for favor- r reived, or in pi< pt-cti v<, tin y ought not to he deprived of the full weight of the c mpliineut by the uu wise meddling ot the pubiie Treo-urer. Ii appi-ar-from the investigation in progress HI the c<nt -it I election ( asi of Masey v-. Wi-e. in Virginia, that Mali one improved largely u|n the incihtxls of the IVnnsvivania ho--i*. His method wa- to loan tax receipt* to vote on and then to be returned by the voter. This was decidedly econo mical, required the expenditure of no money am! raved the State from leing burdened by any excess of fund*. THE Commercial (tiurtte publishes a despatch from Bhawiicetown, 111., stating that the river is slowly falling, but that the water is fivo feet higher then ever before. The high wiud moved many house* from their foun dations and several hundred were swept away. Many homeless people have lost ail and are suffering for shelter and food. The railroad depot wa* also swept away. The estimated loss is $200,000. I jitT Aiiiiiiin,in Advance. of tho Insane Asy lum limruri at Pittsburg. DAMAO IMo rttTUOl. ILK ITIDMitIMT fll ihtmom u in A'.r !!• - or men, A" ■ HAM,MiII JItEAVMEST T'il L> | 111 A I 'Hi Ml II INMATE. j I 11,. I'm,. ,1. I'iti -111 H' . J'.t I .-bruary 2k.—The committee oppninted by the legislature ' 'oinvi tignte (he charge, of cruelty at the \\ c*t<-rn I'cnnnylvan ia in ha ne a*y- UUJ convene'l to-day, Ihe testimony , -licile-l developed (he mo *t ahocking ■mil hrutsl treatment. A. 11. Hopkins, a former inmate vrho ha. hince became -.me. detailed a story fully a. damag ing i|gain:-t the institution a> that of ''r. Kevin* He stated that he was fre quently put in a straight-Jacket, struck, choked and stamped upon by the at tendant* until lie became insensible, lie raw three attendants put a strap around the neck of an inmate and pull it so tight that the man was almost strangled. They then jumped on hi* body and carried him half dead to the bath room. 1 n another occasion Hop kin* testified that an inmate was laid down in bed and so badly abused that he died two hours afterwards. The witne-s did not *<<• this himself, but he offered to produce an affidavit on the sub ect. The food given the inmates, he *v. 1, was unsavory and insufficient, i'r. Kevins wa l - also examined, and re iterated his story of the shocking cruel ty practiced at the lastitution that he had gone to the asylums of his own ac cord, but afterwards to get out had writ ten to friends, but they said the letters were not received. Huring the first year he was once thrown down, the at tendant falling upon him and with h fist* rubbing witnea*' ribs so hard that he w.v compelled to stay in bed three r.r four days Witness knew of several per- •>* kept in the institution who are m • insane. Most of them had " cap, r. but were harmless. Jtegard in? cruelty to others he cited a number of case-. ''ne old man named Morris, n-*ne and unable to work, was thrown on the lioor and severly hurt. A man nsni' i 1 hnmni sk"d the attendant for a broom. The attendant threw him down. n?: "< >. pet : you dutchman." W hen j < ked up Thumtn had blood on h f ice. and a few days after wa* dead. Ihe r.. • ' ,'s'i .n v. at adjourned until to-morrow J.V. C. Im 1; v. .1, I Hamilton, a I'crrv c unt) I'ri -hvt< ian clergymaD, ami ■er , ! ivi filtsi a petition in theScn atf favoring the adoption of the whip pug p -t in thi- Stati for tin- punish inent 'ri r :ai:t Times. They Inhere that i rj real punishment w.,uld be ni'.ri iif ttial in certain grade* of fe i- than any "titer legal proecea, •l! < mniunity saved the expense f supporling prisoner*. 1111. Michigan legislature i- still voting ). r a 1 iiite.l State* Senator. I he vote on I' riday showed no sign of agreement and left Smator Kerry very low in the scale —five faithful adbt r :it* only remaining. This is a *iid • !iuW:igt >r one who took so important a part in Mealing the office of a Dent* oeratio President for the benefit of the lb-publican parly. Hi lilt! i i. was examined reoritlv in the Virginia contested ease, and stabs! that hi* collections on B-*es*nirnl amounted to $2-50,000, but that he burnt all the hook* and papers and could present no documentary evident e on the subject, lie was discreet at least, more so than many an admit scoundrel who did not |K-*es his fore thought. Miss. Mmt\ Dakiro, one of the sufTercr- in the Spuyton Ihiyvel disas ter on the N". V. Central and Hudson Hirer railroad some time ago, has compromised with the company fir and A. H. Va'entine, the father of the Mr. Valentine who, with his bride, was killed in that sad affair, receives $-5,000 for each. Whkn it is remembered how nobly- General Grnnt came to General Kit* John Porter's rescue, it can he taktn as quite a coincidence that the Grant retirement bill and the Porter relief bill both died in the same committee. NO.