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SIUGKRT \ VAN ORMKR, Kdilor*.
VOL. 5.
fht Cratrr gPramtaf.
Terms Jl.ftO per Annum.in Advance
8. T. SHUGERT A J. R VAN ORMER. Editor..
Thursday Moraine, May 17, 1883.
Contro County Democratic Com
mittee) for 1883.
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R„Kit •*!'• Frank T. Adam" MilwLurK
Buroatite t|* Iliiinr Mwker. ..IMim OWfin
Cdtli-K*, t*l>. . John H,f I"
Oartl. tm. John Met hakes K*m *l*
Fartrnaon o. P J T MrCornilt'k >(*!•■ 1 '.ill.*.:**. !
N, p L. W. Walker Rock Spring*
Or-'kic S.l'. J,,lin CuMn.ii spring Mill.. 1
■■ N.P. Wm Late .JuMt Mtlla |
Batnon I' L it. Mm Woodwnrd.
w. P. . Geo ken .Anronaharg. ]
llair Moon twp. .1 II lirillln St.rnwt.mii.
tlarrD twp I' W Mrpi .ltaliliir^.
llow*r,l twp John (ilon Howard. |
Ho .ton twp J.d.n M Mitel Julian.
Lilwrt* twp Jam,*" I' l.inn Blanrherd ,
Man .II J J. II ') Walk.r, ,
Mil.* iwp. Kill. K Rhetor Mwliwnl-urit
f lit I, twp. trii"W SrlDraJr KHmorr.
Nan tap. P.lt.Stow here
Potter N Pl J Mover Centre llall.
8. p. Samuel Sl*, k Tumeyvllle. .
Rnh N.P William Cullen PhHti-Lurs
8. p J.T. Kverly hid) OMf*
Snow Shoo twp. Win H Ha)nr -now Smi-
Spring twp. . K. C. ffowl.. .. Bellefonte.
Taylor twp. Hepburn Blower* Kowh r
Vnlou twp. S K Kmertek KDnilng
Walker twp Joseph Kmrrtrk llulderwt ur/
Worth twp MS. Spotte port Matilda
W*. C lIKINLK.
Chairman. j
W. MILES WALE E*.
Seeretarjr.
IHE demand of the Philadelphia
Chronicle Herald for the resignation
of the civil service reform commission
ers is not likely to be complied with
"Pew die and none resign."
TIIK annual meeting of the State
Constitutional Temperance Amend
ment Association will he held in this
place on the 23d in a t. The late Chief
Justice Aguew is presideut of the as -
sociation,
Is Dublin on the thin! trial, Timo
thy Kelley who was charged with
participation in the murder of Lord
Fiederick Cavendish and Mr. Hurke,
has been convicted and sentenced to ,
be hanged.
MK, TAI.MAOK is a success as an
insurance bummer. In a recent ser
mon he said: "You can pay the
premium on a policy. It is a mean
thing for you to go to heaven while
your faiuii v go into the poor house.
COL. LKMON, the Auditor General,
is after the Western I'niou Telegraph
Company for a small tax bill on their
increased stock due-the commonwealth
amouutiug to $150,000. The company
resist the payment,and it will have to
be sfttled in the courts.
MRS. GRANT, the venerable mother
of Kx-l'rwddent Grant, died suddenly
at her residence in Jersey < ity on
Friday evening last. She was about
the house as usual in the morning,
read the newspapers and conversed
with her daughter, Mrs. Corbin, the
only person with her at the time of
her death.
TIIK Franklin Citizen warns "the
Democrats of the Legislature that un
less they accept the Republican ap
portionment, the eyes of the jxlople
will be ii|K>n them." Well, better this
than to have the heels of the people
upon them, which would certainly
follow their acceptance of the base
fraud.
JKFFBIWO!* DAVIS, recently reply
ing to the question, who were the liost
Federal generals in the late war, said:
"There were two—McClellan and
Mead. McClellan was a grand en
gineer and a great General. Mead
was a steady fighffr and his move
ments were more of an enigma to Lec
than those of any other Federal Gen
eral."
**
MRS. FAIR, the wife of James G.
Fair, the millionaire Senator from
Nevada, has been granted a divorce
from her husband, with an allowance
of $4,250,000 in money and l>ond and
* the family residence at San Francisco,
and possession of three of their four
children. If the it reasonably econ- i
omical she ought to live on that with
out a husband.

TIIK administration who have been
coquetting with Mabone and repudia
tion in Virginia, have got into a tight
place, and one from which there is no
escape by the usual cry of bourbon.
My the influence of Kx-Congressman
Dezeiidorf a Republican ticket has
been formed in Norfolk county. This
nomination i offensive to Malione
who insists that the Republicans must
continue to form the tail to his party
and that the Republican ticket in
nomination must he defeated. For
this purpose he claims the right to
bulldoze the voter and levy contribu
tions upon the executive officers and
the employes of the Norfolk navv
I yard. This, of course, is in accordance
with the terms of the contract between
the Republican administration and
the Repudiation boss, but since that
j contract was made the civil service
reform law was enacted, and certain
rules under this law have been promul
gated by the Executive department,
that renders compliance with Ma
hone's demands somewhat discourag
ing and exceedingly delicate on the.
part of Mr. Arthur. He has either
to discard his Virginia boss, or repu
diate the civil service rules published
under his approval. The choice is not
a pleasant one in either ease, but
Dezendorf in-ists that it le made.
Mut when the Presideut and his party
coalesce with traitors and skunks, they
might expect to get into a hole where
the smell cannot he fragrant.
MR. Dr. M. R. KKIM, of the Har
rishurg T'lu/roph, who was nominated
for chief examiner of the civil service
commi—i >n, and has been 'under a
bri-k tire from the press for the In.-t
two weeks, hut, in a letter lo the I'resi
dent, withdrawn his claims to the
office to which it was very evideot the
President could not and would not
commission him. All thi- Mr. Kcim
doe* in the interest of harmony, hut
s'ill claims to he an original ret rmer
which no one could doubt from his
position a- editor of the State organ of
the < 'ameroii machine.
1 Hp; oint; . tit of Mr. Lvmnn as
chief t-xuMiiic r in pa Mr. Kim
seems to give general satisf'aeti ui lie
is raid I ■ p ■- • -a a g" *d record ill ihe
cause of civil si rvicc rciorm, with ex*
eel lent nbih'v i - no o gani/i r in the
old civil -t'r\. . roiuiiii--i >n in the
Grant administration. The action of
mini-- on thus tm has not tend.
Ed tociK nuriig ver ardent confidence
in lie ir futuie, hut time will tell
whether the y >pic are again fooled,
or tin* country i* to be benefitted bv
an improved • ivil -t rvice. It is to lie
hoped at hu-t that the present ap
pointment is one lit to be made.
WK copy from the llarrisburg
Patriot of Saturday la-t, with some
corrections by the author, n communi
cation from Albert Owen, Esq., of this
place, in reference to the old "coffee
pot lie" with which the Republicans
sought to blot the honest record of
Senator Wallace. Mr. Owen, at the
time of the eh ti m referred to, resided
in Philipsburg and was one of the
officers of the election, and could tell
more than appears in his article if it
were necessary to do so, of the persons
who actually ha<l Leddy and O.Marra
in their employ, and who were alone
responsible for the "coffee colored cer
tificates. They were not Democrats
either, nor did they act in the interest
of the Democratic party, and no one
k ows this fact better than Mr. Owen,
but we suppose he has a delicacy in
referring to the facts as fully as he
would do if some of the parties were
not in the grave, who would necessari
ly appear in a had rtffe.
THE Jersey City Herald nominates
Charles A. Dana, the distinguished
editor of the NW York Sun for Presi
dent. Mr. Dana is a great man and
a very great journalist, and it 19
scarcely possible that he would sur
render his present proud position to
take a deal i 6 chances for the other.
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"KMITAt. AND KX Ai'T J t'STICK 10 ALL MKN, OK W lIATKV KH STATK OK i'XRM'AMON, KKI.IOIOt'S OK POLITICAL.J*a<*r.ii.
HKU.KI ONTK, I*A., THURSDAY, MAY 17, IHKi.
( 01TKK-I OI.4MCi:i Sf'A.MIAI..
! KKSCIUI'TIOX OF MAIiK I.KDDY'H
KI.IXTION FHAt'I) lIY AN KYK WIT
NKt-fs —11IK I'l-OT IiF.I.IIiF.KATIXY
klfT A MiA"HI'.T KK'IM HFNATOR
\V A I.LACK —INTKItEHTINO
ItKVKI.ATIONH.
I'n.i.truNTi:, I'a., Mity ll.—The writer
i of thi* article is more familiar witli ami
| probably better qualified to i-lute the
: fiicl* connected with whiit I* known us
! the coffee colored nnturnlastion papers
S th in any mini living, and doubtless can
1 (five u Letter statement than those wl.o
perpetrated the lr*utl : they being of
j such habit* and mental caliher as to
preclude an ability to retrace their own
I tep* with certaii)ty or satisfaction.
The proceedit g- were arrange 1 partly
under tny observation. 1 was a member
jof the election board where the chief
j controversy arose, and the repeated
reference to the subject by the local
press and some campaign orators has
kept the little incident* and facts fresh
in my memory. I was one of the au
thors of certain political acts which
1 were ut first legitimate and then per
; verted into corruption and fraud.
AN A' Tl At. I V T.
The fraud charged w is an actual fact,
atnl had its incipiency and completion
in the following manner In the year
I'ii", the extension of the I. and <
railroad from l'hilipahurg in ' entre
county to Clearfield was put und<-r con
tiict and tlie construction awarded to
the Collins' brothers. Mark l.eddv
was the quarter master and supply
agent for the construction gang along
the line. I had a surveyor s office in
the Foster building and the civil en
gineers Messrs. I.eutb'r A Sons had
'able room in the office. and Mark
l.eddy who afterwards became the chief
actor in the fraud had the run of the
, office.
Flection* in I'hilipebure were gener
ally earned for the republican* by small
majorities. After each election the con
i duct of some local politician* w as some
what annoying to the democrat* and on
1 one occasion crape was tied at midnight
to the door knob* of leading democrat*.
Ttir. atT sr it ran it rxATox \r ai.i.a' k.
In the after part of the summer of
that year, several local leaden of the
j democratic party meeting incidentally,
agreed that it would be a good thing to
, protract the work on the section from
I'hillpsburg to the Cle-rfield county
line, and to retain on that division a#
many democratic vote* as possible until
after the election. "Yes." said one
Speaker, "and transfer some from other
parts of the road if necessary." "You
had better not let Wallace know any
thing ahotit such an arrangement," said
one. "Why?" wa* asked by rne "lie
cause," said he, "I,ewis W. Ifall and
■>*nnps made such a vigorous and sue
cessful fight on Wallace at the last cam
paign that fie will be anxious to retain
all the democratic vote* possible in his
own district." It was then agreed to
use l.eddy and retain all the voles po*si
hie on the < -nlre nnunty side and keep
the secret from Wallace, l.eddy gave
hi* ready consent, and agreed to look
after the matter without further alien
tion. L.eddy was at first sincere, but
finally hi* action* and words were vague
and suspicions. L.eddy bad fmrne a
! good cliarart'-r among u* * a young
man. but he bad !o*t returned from a
two or three tear* absence in the hard
coal regions and we soon found he had
brought hark with him habits of intern
perance, profligacy and some worse
de inquenciet. All that was a-ke>| of
f eddy was to retain on the work of this
division property qualified voters and to
keep this steadily in view in the trans
fer of laborers.
i <o ti, nhXj>an iui nii mr.ts.
A* the election approached l.eddv was
visited bv two well dressed young men.
whom In afterward spoke of a* friend*
from the hard coal regions, but refused
to give tfuir names. My approach to
the nlfire caused them to retire speedily
and ihev as hastily left 'he piaee. Led
dy in hi* lr<h jocular way said they
would "get some paper* for the mm."
This was presumed to he certificate* of
record of natural)*ition. A few days
after l.eddy came to the office with a
bundle of paper* neatly folded, and
holding 'hem in his hand said : "These
are the paper* for the boys." Two d*y*
after l.eddv entered the office with the
same bundle of papers, damp and
stained a cotV.-e color, and in n jocular
war s ml he had been over to the kitchen
h?i*t boi ling them out but firm in hi*
j hand sa d "These paper* look older
now; I went over to the kitchen (at
the Spread Fugle hotel' and dipped
1 th in in ectb-n ; the revenue stamps are
com ng n•*c , I piust fix them on
agnii.
MINK l.tDttv'l MIX
The election 'lay- arrived, I wa* chosen
■as one of the detk*. tin my first arri
val at the poll* I was met by Mark l.ed
dy and a stranger named Michael O'Mar
ra, atid I. ■ Idy said j "The tag refuse
to vote unless they are paid ; we must
have some money." "What for and
how much money do you want ?" I in
quired. "Weal, they ask sixty dollars
apiece," said l/eddy. I replied : " The
men should he patriotic enough to rote
without a demand lor money—besides
there i no democrat here who will pay
any money for votes." "Weal," said
l.eddy, "we are ottered money by tho
other lide and we can't hob! them uo
ieaa rye hare mouey -besides this whole
buiine** is foi money and them politi
cians are all after it and they would do
the same thing." l.eddy and O'Marra
hung about tbe poll* aome two hour*
importuning democratic leader* for
K f '\
j money, but, reftied and despised by all.
1 left and Msrk l.eddy was never again
i , seen upon the street* of Philtp*burg.
now Ttiev vorvii.
Twenty-three of the gang voted on
i these fraudulent naturalization papers,
! about one third of them voting tin
| republican ticket and two-thirds the
; democratic ticket. It wu evident on
r examination of the paper* that they
I were forged and fraudulent, hut they
. Lore the regular seal of Luzerne county,
. | where l.eddy and his two well dressed
, visitor* had been friend* together. It
, i wa* also apparent that the ill contrived
, fraud wa* perpetrated lor blood money
I only, and the perforator* intended to
, sell out to Loth political parties. The
, republican* paid the sixty dollai*, they
afterward* said a* a decoy to get to the
r liottom of the fraud. The money was
r paid at the I.loyd house, and l.eddy,
j though absent from view, was cated for.
I He wa* promised immunity from prose
I culion and he got it.
i til ST INo I IMIED IN7 mineral-.
1 A clamor wa* raised, and a few local
politician* seemed to think that a great
1 political earthquake was to happen.
They wrote glowing letters to distin
guished leaders arid the place wa* visited
by a now ex member of congress Mr.
<'es*na) and two ex 1 Tilted States sella
j tor* tone of then) J. J. Patterson and
several le-s distinguished personages.
It is due, however, to the most distin
\ , guished of these, to say that on arriving
at Pbilipshurg and finding their corn--
spondents to be a set of political jack
. daw# cackling over a mare'* nest, they
, | retired as gracefully a* possible, taking
, ! the early trains for borne and requesting
| that their persona! presence should not
be rnadu known. However, there was
I enough in it for a bomb, and the demo
cratic party was to fie saddled with the
r fraud, and Wallace was to take the f.run t
in hi* own district, the democratic
I stronghold. S. T. Sbugart, the demo
cralic senator elect from the district,
wa* to he counted out ami Robinson, of
Juniata, wa* to be counted in.
swoon's TIUITRI- si.s.
In the following campaign H. Mucher
Swoope took the slump and in other
part* of the state had Msrk l.eddy on
the stag,, as a living witness against the
democratic fraud* in whicly Win. A.
Wallace was the retfonsibie leader. J.
Sewel Stewart, of the Huntingdon bar,
who was extr'-mely fond of a joke, poli
tical or otherwise, composed ami pub
lotted a campaign aotig to the measure
of
1 "Scofs win h*e wi' Wallace bled,"
with the title of "Wallace and hi* ''offer
pot."
what A BRrt ttt.i' an i eat'n voi.i mekkeo.
Such is a brief statement of fact* that
have been maliciously turned against
Senator W|Uce, the very person from
whom l.eddy and hi* associates took
great precaution to hide their criminali
ty and infamous treachery.
George H. Zeigler. a former friend of
Mark 1 eddy, an inspector at the elec
• tion, and afterward* a prominent local
leader of the republicans, volunteered
to publish a letter exculpating Mr. Wal
lace from any connection with or know I
edge of the frauds, bill was beset by
some party friend* and failed to make
his promise good. Aibnttr '**.
A HI lent Veto
A resolution was yesterday | assed
through lioth branches <d the legisla
ture recalling from the governor a bill
amending tho corporation laws. It had
been ascertained that fiovernor l'ntti a ou
had a veto prepared to scdJ in, nd he
was anticipated by the resolution re
tailing the hill. It is now again in
|io*ses*ion of the legislature. It is a
dangerous measure, and it i* altogethtr
I'ikely that if it provisions had been
properly understood it would never
have reached third reading. It is un
demtood that those who originated it
intended to cover only the small stresrns
in the lumber region* and did not
ntesn to legislate concerning the larger
stream*
The bill amend* the general coipora
tion act of 1H74 by providing that com
j panic* may be incorporated with the
; right of "constructing dutn* in any
stream* and diivmg and floating **w
log*, lumber and timbei on and over
any stream by the usual method* for
driving and floating log*, timber and
lumber on stream*." Although the
purpose of the author* of the bill waa
not to apply it* provision* to tbe larger
stream* of the state it was *o worded
that the people would have been de
prived by it* passage of the free use ot
the water highways of the Mate. It
' would also have placed the entire raft
ing of the state under the control and
direction of a privileged few.
It is questionable whether the legisla
ture haa the right to dedicate the wa
ter* of .the whole commonwealth *o
that they shall float only tbe argogier of
tbe few and the rich. And commit such
an infraction on the natural right* of
niao as making tbe bleating* of Provi
dence the inheritance of monopoly.
| (fovernor I'aHison certainly deserves
commendation for opening out tbe peril
to- the public interest this bill would
'hat# Involved, ilia veto waa fortunate-
ly not necessary, but the public hus .just
as effectually received the benefit of In*
vigilance by tbe recall of the bill.—HUT
rirhury J'atriot.
Comi-i.aint is made of the practical
! difficulty of apportioning Government
! officeholder* under the law. A rnern
\ ber of the< abinet is reported as saying:
"Last year I bad several hundred ap
[•ointments to make, and I undertook
to apportion them among the respec
tive States. I found it u very easy
matter to fill the quotas of New York,
| Pennsylvania. Ohio, Illinois and other
Northern State* with good men from
among those who had applied ; but
when J tried to do the same thing for
the Southern State* I soon ran out of
good material, and was finally compelled
to abandon the attempt." Were not
this • abinet officer a rank partisan by
his own confession be would have found
j rio difficulty in obeying tbe law in this
respect. \\ hen he could not find good
material among the Republican* of the
Southern States making application for
office he c mid have discovered with
little trouble enough educated and coin
petent young Southern I)emo< rat* to
till all the positions in his gjfi, ]f,. Wal
searching in the South lor competent
Republicans, and not being able to find
them he admits that he disobeyed the
law requiring that clerkships in the
j Government shall l>e distributed ■ ptally
among the "-tnte- according to popula
tion.
The civii service rules just promul
gated by President Arthur will relieve
this honest ' abinet Minister of all em
barrassment in future when making
apportionment of officer*. <>n*of these
rules prescribe* that "no question in
' uny examination .... shall call
for the expression or disclosure of any
political or religious np.nion or atlilia
tion, nor shall any discrimination be
1 made by reason thereof if known : and
the ' ommission and its exam.tiers shall
discountenance all disclosure* before
either of thetn of such opinion by or
concerning any applicant for exatnitia
lion." When applicant* for clerkships
pas tbe lloard of F.xamiriers tin* < abi
net officer ne< I inquire only what >tte
tin i are from, so that it* equitable pro
pent in hi the publio service mar not be
exceeded Hut |,e cannot inquire
I whether tlicr are Republicans or i>erno
oral*, i rr.ti-ctiomsts, Greenhacker* or
Free traders, or whether in religion they
are orthodox Christian* or "mpha
lopsychite*. I'nder the operation of
this rule his department rnav be pro
vided by the South with all the office
holders lie may require. If tfieie are
few Republican* among thern Ih- j üb
iic service will sustain no injury in <>n
sequence. .-. Jh ■I.
I hi: Ni w ork II ur/ii ha* changed
propt iefi r* Joseph I'ullitzi-r, who
ha* •>; he veil a distinguished reputa
tion >t- it journalist, i- the purclia—r
and will 1m- the future editor. lie
-ays in liis'saltilnforv. "There i- r >tu
in fiiis gnat and growing cifv for a
journal that t* not only cheap hut
bright, not only blight hut large, not
only large but truly IVinoeratic
dedicated to the cause of the |MNipie
ralh'f than that of pure-|>otentati*—
devoted more to (he new* of the New
than tlie Old World—that will tx
pose all fraud and sham, fight kit pub
lic evils and abuses—that will rvc
and battle fur tpeople with earnest
since rtlv."
'1 he II or/,/ proves (o le Ifetuocratic
in it* true sense, aud there is much
need o< just such a pap r in New-
York. If Mr. Ihtliilxer relet on* bi
protuise, a* we Itelieve he will, he ha*
the ability ami opportunity to do a
great work for this country.
A IIEFPItMCAN paper ran see light
and decency through the Tewksbury
infamy in Massachusetts,"lieeansethat
ran be corrected with cotu|>rtrni offi
cers aud a reasonable appropriation,"
but add*, "No power under heaven
cau remove tbe disgrace of the adop.
tion of the Atues resolution." Thia
resolution was intended as a white
wash for Aim*' partition in the credit
raobelier scandal. Wo presume the
"disgrace" spoken of ia the failure to
include Judge Kelley,Schuyler Colfax
and J. A. (iarfield, who were reputed
recipient* of the bribes in ita terms
of the resolution
'IhKMS: *1.:,0 per Annum, in Advunee.
I
li there if any health and happi
ness in an iron clad law, the legisla
ture <jf \\ ifcouxin has achieve*] them.
1 hey have enacted that every town,
village and city in the slate shall
; organize a hoard of health within
thirty days after * aeh annual election ;
the appointment of a health office by
every hoard of lnalth within ten days
after it* organisation, to whom report*
of all coutageous disease- shall be re
[>orted by the physician*.
' ONKI.iao, in a recent speech, made
an unconditional surrender of the
country to Democratic control. He
read* the signs of the timea with a
very clear judgment, hut the Demo
cracy rnu-t not r< iax *-JlDrte* to deserve
victory becau**- the great New Vork
Kepuhlicau leader ha- conceded it in
advance. 1 here j- a hard content to
come o|[ before the so desirable a re
sult i- reached, and Democrat* should
not fritter awav their time in prepar
ing for it.
Im. counsel for the defendant* in
the -tar route cast-s concluded at the
last moment to argue their side liefore
the jury, so tin- trial i* not vet COD.
elud'-d, and i- not likely to be for some
time. Mr. M*rrick,and not Attorney
ieneral Hrewster, i- to make the clos
ing argument on behalf of the prose
cution. Judge Wvlcy put his veto
upon the arrangement to allow Brews
ter to air himself in the case when he
took no part in the proceedings.
A MOT destructive oil fire occurred
a-t week at Jersey City, involving a
1 ss of a million and a half of dollars.
Ihe Standard < >il Company is the
principal sufferer. It originated hy
lightning striking the oil tank.-, twelve
of which of large size. five brick build
ings. sixteen cars and six barges were
consumed. I In- conflagration is de
scribed a- frightful in the extreme. It
i- "iipp '-*-] that six pcr-on- who were
employe*! in th<* building lost their
lives.
1 UK forty-seventh Congress made
a miserable display in curtailing ex
pensi - when it reduced the clerical
force in tin l'atcnt office, which at the
tunc was insufficient to perform the
accumulating work of that great
bureau. I lie Patent office i supported
entirely l>v tin- inventive genius of the
country, ami instead of being a burden
lI|HIU the C ivcrmnent is a source of
large revenue. I In- inventors should
not IM put tu the inconvenience of un
neecs-ary delay for the mere purp*we
of making a false show of economy.
A Ni.w Y*>kk pa|K*r mentions that
ex-Snator McDonald, of Indiana,
wa- tin- I )einocratie nominee for(iov
ernor in lNtil, and *. In a ten hy
Oliver I*. Mort n f\ lfu.ooo niajoritv.
If Morton 1 * n • 1 desired to beat Me
lt maid that time by a hundred thou
sainl, he could r< mlilv have tlone so.
lliat was the "eler lioti" at which whole
regimen is ot soldiers voted all day
"just for the tun of Ihe thing." Bushels
of votes were left uncounted when
Morton's majority was raised to as
high a figure a- lii friends thought
prudent.
IHI Philadelphia /Yes* damaged
its reputation for fairness ami camlor
when it designated the Senate appnr.
tionment bill a- entirely fair. A bill
giving the Republican* nineteen Coo
gressiiten, the Democrats seven, leav
ing two districts doubtful, is u sjtcci
men of fairness that highwaymen
practice in pursuit of their calling.
If it is fair that the Congressional
district* be so arranged, taking the-
Carficld and Hancock vote, as the*
bases, that 23,500 Republic-*®** are to
elect a Congressman, while there must
l>e 58,000 Democrats to elect one, fair
ness must have a very different mean
ing than that given by the most ap
proved authorities. If, however, the
iWst alludes ouly to Hepublicau fair
ue*s, it may be comet. It i* certain
ly not the kind known to honesty or
practiced by the Democracy.
ft
NO. L>o.

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