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.. - . r- - . 1 . , , - . . . ... , -. r j- - 1 l' VOLUME I 1UDGWAY, ELK CO. PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 18(51). NUMBER 1. Who was the Eurglar. BT MAX KLKIX. lu tbe year 18 1 lived In ft qniet little village ofM . H"t quite fifty- miles from Chicago, iinil was there onrij;jl in a grocery and confectionery story. Ilo.v I came tu go to this place front my native town in tlm southern part of New Hump-hire is more than 1 or any boily else can tell. But I left home as soon as I was of age, Olid being ra'her giddy, end, us they call it now u days, 'fust,' I wanted to get away troni the eyes of iny parents; mid I thought that if I could pet once into the world mid ont of iny native town, I would "get rich," ami come hump and show the old folks and the neighbors that Robert Stanford was somebody after nil. Fortune in some way or other brought me to this place in the fall of the year. I at onee pot a situation us n clerk in n grocery and confectionery store at very reasonable wages; mid iu the course of the IiPXi two years, haviup leen very econoinicol with my money, 1 was admitted as uu equal partner in the business; and it paying tirst rate, I in staged t.i get enough together to purchase the other interest in the coiicerue, and was the sole proprietor. Well, about that time J attended a private party and there met and was introduced to a beautiful and' accomplished young lady, by the name of Miss Mary Seiners. Our slipht acquaintance ripened into intimacy, and in the course of the summer we were married. Her parents were well off in worldly things and at once set us up iu a neat cottage on the bounds of the village, and my wife insisted that my only sister should come and live with ne, Sue came jus ta we h id gut comforta bly settled into we were of con se very hap py" to see her. I not havinp seen her in six years, livery thing seemed to pa- fl pleas rntlv for about two mouths, when one uiorn; i,jp I weut as usual to the store, and on my arrival there, discovered that my wllet was not in my pocket. I naterally i-ut -posed that I had dropped it ut the house; and need i up the con u nts that fur-noon to pay for pro duce. I directly sent my errand boy after it. My wile sei:t tiie.a note saying that it was not to be found in the the houve anywhere. I then wt nt myself, but with the same re sult. It was not to lie found between the ntic and tlio celh-r. Here v(u a mistcry. I knew that I had not lost it on my way down, and I came to the conclusion that it mast have been taken from my pocket while I was asleep. But who couid hflvn taken it? There were none iu tin house Init my wife and sister, tic hon-o keeper an I my ermnd boy. The house keeper bd lived with my father-in-law nearly fifteen years, and was known to be strictly honest The boy ha 1 ln-eit with me in the store over u year, and had in tbe course of that time had many chances to take ten times the amount that was in the Ballet, but had never touched a cent. Of course 1 could not suspect my wife aud titter. Bjt who was the Thief? The- nest ntorni up my wife ml.-"d her sol i watch. This was too much. We lu 1 fastened the door to our chamber and the only n.eii-i of access was a door leudin; to my iter chamber; but if they did, they did it without waking any of us. Maltem thus progressed iu this manner for tbr nights m ire, the first nipht my watch WiiUkeu, and the secend my iro'd pencil: nnd the thir l my wife's jewel case from a trunk at the bead of the bed uii-i r the table 1 then accused the boy boldly of robbinp the house, at which he was so taken back and indignant that he left, the sii-r immediately, went to the hoise and packed his satchel a d started for the depot; but I had a:i iifiieor theie and arre.-t"d him just as lie was step ping on hoard the train At beinp thus accused, arre-ted and search ed, the boy waa so astonished and nshancd that he cried, and lieppeil of me to let him po home. But 1 thoupht this only a p-so to pet away ou. and 1 an-wered him that I would let him pu home when he came down with the watches, jewelry and money, at which the boy broke out iu sobs, and protint C'd his innocence. But I could not we it, and had him takeu to the village lock up. lie was examined that afternoon, and the evi dence was so stroup upainit- him. on his "t temptinp to leava the town so su Mealy after he roblii'iien that the justice i-uppo-ed he was the guilty one, uud said it tuut po up th county court which set in three weeks, and if nobody pave bail be must po to jail to await his. trial. Ho was sent to the jail ut the county seat, son)-! six miles distant. That nipht we supposed wo were rid of the burplar, uud slept soundly without fear of loosing any more valuables. But what was our consternation in the morning to find my life's linger rinps pone? She had accident by left them on tlie stand the night before, but they were not to lie found. Now who is the burglar? The next nipht I resolved to watch. I nc cordingh' provided mvself wit:i a revolver. and retired,' not to sleep; but to keep awukej nml watch. About midnight I heard a slipht noise in my sister's room, and in a short lime her door Blowly opened, and I clutched my cocked re volver uerviously for the burglar was coining. When the door nwung open, my own bister, in ber night clothes sound asleep with a lump iu ber haud, caiuo into the room with a cat like step. She came straight to the head of our bed and took a fancy china match box off the stand aud weut back with the same noiseless st 'p I uroo us quietly as I could nml followed ber into her room, und 1 saw ber po ut once to her trunk and open it. and then open a l'a!.-o top which she let down from tbe cover; and looking over her shoulder 1 saw inv wallet, the two watches, tne jewel case, liiv gold pencil and several other things that had been missed. I went back aud nwoko my wife who came in, and theu we nw. ke the somnambulist with the open trunk belore her. The mystery was explained aud the real robber caught. At daylight was us on the road to tho county jail with tbe constable, goin; as fust aa horse flush could carry us, to release Harry Johnson, tho boy I hnu imprisoned on a mere supposition. To-duy the boy is my equal partner, und tbe firm name roads Sauforil & Johnson, and my sister is severely cured of somnambulism. ' Catnip weddings ure tho lateFt devices for getting up 'benefits for married beggars," and they occur aa often as tbo baby boa the stomach-ache. T. hi anerv i. to ror.n th. fulu of oth- m MOTftrt ' I Impartial SnUrago. IiAtimsnenu, Pu., Feb. 10, 18C9. t Messrs. KniTons ok tub Static Cuaho: The pregnant events of the .Viueteen b cen tury nave furnished additional evidence of the progressive tendencies of revolutions. the late rebellion, or revolution whichever term tho f'utuie historian may accord it has been followed by revolution, peueful, it is trii", yet as decisive iu their accomplish ments as though effected by the sword. Tho lines which determined the political parties are completely destroyed. I'he Democratic parly, stricken nerveless, failed nt the close of the war, nml has net feince succeeded in comprehending tho necessities of the times. Protest iipainst usurpations of power, real or imaginary, 1 do not p-opose to discuss fertile clamoriiips about ideas which had per-i.-bed, a"d fool hardy antagonism to the de nrindi and inarch of inevitable propress, composed the vocabulary of its orators and writers. Whether the lea-icrs of that party could have retained tho sceptre, by having adopted n different policy, or whether, hnving lost power, they could have retrained it, H foreign to my subject. The termination of the war suece-sfully', settled finally the ques tions of Slavery. Nullification mid Secec.sioti; the election of Giant, has n finally settled the question as the Presidential or Congres sional Koconsti'ueiion as well as the doctrine or heresy of Repudiation in any shape, how ever specious. The only National question open now is Suffiain. I say then, it is use less to speculate or t itemize upon tie' proba bility of possibilities becoming real ties; we must take the parties of tu-dny ns lh'-y stand, not. as they milit have stood; we muvt take events as tl.ey actually tran-qi re, not as we may have desired tlieui to come to pa--s Tiiis prandeit quest ion of Kuffi ape is y t to be amwered, this sublime problem to be solved, and it seems to me it niu4 beeri'iod ied in the p'ans, the di- cassions uud the virrosv of the coiiriip political contest, I affirm that on this question the position of the Democratic arty is denied by Honor, honesty and Justice. I ehullenpe any Dem ocrat to give ni" a reason 5nr excluding Ne groes IVoin ti e ballot box, which will not equally apply to many thousands of white voters. It isnuthioir but n prejudice; or. as some disclaim prejudice, objection is made to conforrin-r snre-iage upon the Negro, as "impolitic.'' If ni: -ii would o.i'y abandon this i-.i.s'r tb!e question of "p iliev," tlie ijio -Ft ion would spei dfly bp nti-wi-rcil affirma tively not by act of I'oilpre.-s; not by Con stitutional Amendment, but by a direct vole of the peop'e of each State. Let eaeh man. diM' odiup the poli -y of the movement, ask hineelf: Have 1 the riirht to deny tiie lace of men who uie endowed with immortal aouV; who, equally with ire', are acceptable to I Jon; who. with ta", will In judged by Omnipotence; who, with me, will be r -whirled for his inriis, or punisln d for his sin; men whom C o j regards not my inferiors; be iui's poi-t-essiiig the f.itnu. pi y c:d powers as I po-se-s; men who a'e r-itioual, men who Hie born, live and die as live and will die isk have 1 the riilrt to deny such being ih" privileges which 1 possess? If I have this rieht. whence and from whom did I re ceive it? Ts tho mere co'or of the skin a saf-liei'-iit rea-oii? Should features less d -licate or manners lest retine I than inine ju .lify my denial? ' tr i-i dai ive uoiieene i it to take siieh answers a reason: and yet l ecnu-e a nimi is a 'ninsref" is siii!i -i.-nt reasmt to 'le' Denioeartie p.uty for tlie pt-rpet ration of a hid Vms wroiip on a fellow man! But fuitlur. the duties oT sovereign snd subject urereeip-ro-'al. 'I'he subject cotitri'oites an nsi-e-ted qno'a of the exiei!si-s of tlie sovereign; the sovereijru p-i irautees to the suliject protec tion to iife, liberty and fr.inehin s. Among th" liiht, or the f Mehi-es, piiarant-'ed by our Co'nmoir.vealt'i, representing the sover eiirii, to !.! white ni ale tax-payer, is the ri'.'ht to vote. Ti is is an absolute riirht. No questions is a.-k"d as to his intelliirence; no exai'iinntinii made of his nnderst an lie? of the fnu'liiivoita! pr'n-'ifia's of tho organic law of t e St ite, f.r United States; he may be brnight fo the noils ft on th" jail; h" may t-tupirer u:. recking with the fames of viMain oii liq ior, ti exercise in wo. so than luutal condition on of th mot important rights of an American citizen Does not the negro contribute ins quota of tux-s? Is he not as sessed? Doe not fill collector demand, and failin'.r to receive tiie as-esS 'd tax, lew upon, nnddi-tivss the property of the negro? It would s-eai that my proposition as to the relations nf sovereign an 1 subject was not si:nd; for while Pennsylvania, tl:e sovereign, demand-! and exacts from the negro, the sub ject, ilntie- and taxes, she denies to hi.u priv ileges accorded the white man. her other sub ject. Tle negro must bear "the heat, and liurtheit of th day," but may not avail him self of the shadow, under which hi white c.i laborer may refresh himself. Is this jiist? But farther: The highest right a sovereign possesses but for which he is equally bound to the greatest recompense is the right to the service of the subject in the time of War. Did not the negro obey tho call matin on hir.i? Did he filter wfien death confronted him ou the field of battle, and beckoned onward? Was not life us sweet, l.oaie as cherished : ltd children beloved by tic negro as by the white patriot? Did not. hearts bow, and fond lip murmur as sorrow fu ly for him as for the white soldier who sealed his lovo of country with his lite? Is not the (Tenth of tho same tjo 1 in him us in tne? To compel tho negro lo bear the burthen, but not enjoy the privileges of citi.enship, is uotoriouslv inconsisteiit with the fundamental principles of our constitutions; th" discrimination; apart from its unholy injustice, creates a privileged class, than which nothing was far ther from the designs of tho rATi'.ES pathia. I know many objections ore urged against negro suffrage but I cannot recognize them as dcduceJ from slipht reason or pood morals J.KX. Is Tuociif.K. Tho pro-rebel members of the Delaware Lepislutuio granted a divorce to Joshua and Sarah Anderson, on the earnest prayer of tho petitioners. After it was all passed, it was discovered that the parties were colored; whereupon tho Nai.bys raved like mud men, and swore terrib'y aa our army in Flanders. They tried to reconsider it, but could not get a majoiity, aud they have to bear tho stigma of a tbrouphly pro-renel Lepisluture legislating for negroes just us if they were white folks. What an awful blun der for tho 'Democracy!" Tuk Grecian bend lias reactiea California, but tie,r it is illxl iti rw.ia tiops. Freemasonry. A pet tion from certain citizens of Ohio, was presented to tho Senate, the latter part of last mouth, praying Congress to lefusn charters to any secret association, and to repeal tbo law under which the Masonic Hall Association of the District of Columbia ob taned it chatter. Tho petitioners based their lmttilily to tho ancient institution of Freemasonry on several serious charges, which, if well found ed, would have hilly justified their action. Our duly us public journalists, hw.is n to examine In se charges, ms the organization thus nssaih-d extends over all the worid, and claims to have been established with tlie praiseworthy object oT inculcating the prac tice of social and moral rirttie. A caVel'ul study of it hiciory hns convi c ed us that it is, what it prolV.-e to be, a lieaut iful system of morality, veiled i alle gory and illustrated by symools. Thete are no secrets ns lo its principles aud obj"c!s. Tbe first of the changes referred to. is that "iniis inio ns.-ociat ions are dangerous to re publican governments." Nothing cati bo more untrue thin this Monarchy is a hereditary, Freemasonry nn elective institution. Iu tho one the sove reign, claim ng to rule by an inherited right divine, is regarded us the fountain of nil honor and power, in the other, the people are acknowledged to be tho only source of con trol All offices iu the masonic fraternity, being in tlie gift of the craft, government is strict ly elective und consequently republica'.i in its form at.d character. Freemasonry dangerous lo Republican in stitilt.i. lis! It might as ivell be asserted that knowledge was dangerous to Freedom. The tine model of ii well-ordered rep-nlie is u just mid duly constituted masonic lodge. Our own great Washington, the memory of whose virtues, valor, i.n I patriotism will remain forever enshrined in tLe hearts of'his countrymen, was one of the greiibiit orna uienis of the fraternity. 1 h-uliiied i;s he was with th ; institution, if it hel Inen antagon-i-tic iu its principle. or practice to republi can government, would he have contented himself wilii a presidential chair when be might Lave mounted a royal throne? The wist nc" 'S of Ohio wiio-e min is it m iy be inipos.-ible to irri Ju,U' with the light of truth also ass-M'ts tii.it for a lon time masonic socieli" have directed their i-flVts iu this countty towards tne support of slavery and the incej tiou of iel.-!l'o;i in its behalf. In reply to this, s'lfiiij" it to say that every mason is strictly enjoined to bo u peaceful rani quiet citl.au, true to his government mid just to Ins country; not to countenance disloyalty or rebellion, but p ilietit ly to sub mit to legal authority, mid coul'oim with eheeri'iilneas to th" pmennnLMit of t.ie conn- try iu vrbie!i lie lives, ing lo rubeliio::, tVo. , :li that of prevent ing The charge of iuc.it ia therel'oie, as fal-e tin: nation, an 1 for bidding to give tribute, to Cesar, which wis brought against, tiie fnmdrr of Cln isii niity. Who do.'s not know that the e-si.ntial char acterael iu of M a-unry, when not pe; -vetted. U charily, und that l5!:o;;i.:i:i.Y i.ovt:. Bi: i.tKF ami Turru? How then can that be a pro-lavery institution, which teaches its members to aid i:i the en -ctio'i i f that uni versal an- eternal tempi', which will, one day, en -io-e am. iit MAMrv with il preeiui-ts? The pel it iotiers say that Free n iMins are "bound by barbarous oaths tepai.aiil to raw, hum. m and iliviii'. " Ti;is is another infamous fal.shoo l The .solemn oVigatioiis which masons voluntarily n;-;iaie have been enlered into by soiiki of the wis'-.--t and most virtuous men of all ages aud countries since d y i;' liing S dinnim. Would tiiky have bound t'e-uiselves by ' bar barous aud unlawful oalh'V Again, it is charge. I by the vlitiouois that T.iK vniTil of ihe country a:e t. light in masonic bulges "the perdicinus practices of con-pii'aey," und that these in-litutions, thrinip'1 l iie use of v igu sigui's and symliols, insidiously calculated lo deceive, ' habituate tiie young and the innocent to tho ways of dilpliey and ilen.oralization." The uhuston to the j tiling and the innocent is ea.s ly dis posed of as no one .not i.f i.awh t. auk call be in.idn a in asoti. As to the rest, we have the be-t authority f'orstating that a desire of knowledge and a sincere wish of being m rvica'ole to his fellow creatures is the ot'KX sKs.mr." for every man to every masonic lodge on the I'.ie-t of the globe, uud if any evil thing be dt.-coui.t n anced by Freeiii.iemry, more tnau another, it is disloyalty, or conspiracy ng'uist lawful government. Ds signs aud symbols consti tute a uu.Versal language understood by all Masons. True, tin y ure secret and inev,o!a Id '. This, however, is a manifest inves-sity, for were it otherwise, how could one mason kuo'V another with wlioiii he was previously uu icqaainleil, with certainly. Tne signs and symbols are only vague to tho uninitiated, but to masons instructed in thosb dudes to wards (jo I and linn which masonry incul cates, they are fu.l of m 'ailing, truth and power. Wherever tbo ligh of knowledge lias dispelled the mists of Ignorance, or the tho touch of nob nee revealed tho hidden wonders of creation, or an altar been erect ed to the great Architect of the Universe, there masonry exerts its benign i, lluence n ui ing men iu an unumaiitiuo bond of "llRorllKIU.V I.OVH." "Tlie icred tin which vlrtaoas pl-ll bluil. That golden ih tu which links Immortal iuIikIs." 'Yepuo sipites and symbols'' do they call them! "Hence,'' says a well informed ma sonic author "ni: ny nd van tapes are de rived; tbe distant Chinese, tho wild Arab, and the American savage, will embraco a Brother Briton, iud know that, besides the commou'ties of humanity, there is still a stronger obligation to induce him to perform kin 1 and friendly ol'.ices In fine, the sacred tenets of tho order are so entirely ineompa tiable with impiety aud iir morality that none but a duly good man can be a good masox. Mercantile Journal. '! he Key. Charles Brooks, father of tbe state normal schools iu America, was asked by a teacher, this question: "What shall 1 teach my pupils?'' He answered: "Teach them very thoroughly these five things: "I. To live religiously. '2. To think comprehensively. "3. To reckon mathematically. . ''4. To couverse fl leutly; uud '5. To writo prain.itically. "If you successfully teach them theso five things you will have uohly done your duty to your pupils, to their parents, to your couu- tr tad to yoursfcii" Washington aud Ilia Mother. Immediately after the org inizatinn of our (lOverntient, ten. Wellington repaired to Fredei ickshnrir to pay bis respects to his mother, preparatory to his departure from New Vork. An effecting scene enstv d The Ron feelingly observed the ravage which ili-ease had made upon the frame of his aged parent, and thus nddressed her: "The people, mother, have been pleased, with the most flattering unanimity, to elect me the Chief Magistracy of the Unihd States; but befute I jiniii' the functions of that oUlc", I have come to bid yo I an iifT'clioltate farewell. So soon a the public business, which must necesarily be encoun tered in arranging a new Government, can be disposed of I shall hasten to Virginia, and " Here tho mother interrupted him. "My son, yon shall we me vo more. , My great ape, and the'disei.se that is fast sppr inching my vitals, warn me that j mIihII not be long in this worhh 1 triiBt 1 am somewhat pre pared for a belter. Bit go, George, fulfil the high destinies which Heaven appears to assign you hnd may that Heaven's and your mother's blessing be with you always.-' The President was deeply affected. His head rested upon the shoulder of his parent, whoso aged arm feebly, yet fondly, encircled his neck. The great man wpt. A thousand recollections crnmled upon his mind and memory, ret-aeing scenes long past, carried him buck to hi paternal mansion, and the days of his youth aud there the centre oT attraction was his mother, whose, care, in struction, mil dicipliue, had prepared Ii i til to reach the topmost height of laudable ambition Vet how were his laurels and glories forgotten, while he razed on the wasted form of his venerable parent, fioin whom hu must soon purl to meet no more ou earth. The maf roll's prediction ivaJ trit". 'i'he disease which had for so long a time preyed upon her frame, soon completed its triumph, uu I she expired at the age ol eighty five, con'.idiug in the uoniisu of immortality to the humble believeV. Th.2 Liquor Dealer. We care not for his fine apparel, his costly fu mil tire and his princely duelling. They are staim d all ovf'r with the blood of victims of bis unholy calling. . it crimsons the rich mantles in which hia wife and daughters flaunt by the w retcii 'd and thinly clad child- j ren of want and destitution, made such by his trade Kvery stone in Ids grand house hvs dragged some soul down to the drunkard's hell. upon earth. river,' string ill bis piano has been lorn front some p mtiug bosom. All Ihe gorgeous ilyes iu his soft carpets have been cunningly extracted from the bodies of ids victims. There is the bright vei million drawn from the throbbing arter.es of weak wo. nan, tho ultram n ine of children's blue eyes, and tho lake whito ground, from young m"n's bones wrought iii'o beautiful devices "tid brightly colored flowers, which he treads proudly under his fivt Yes, if he had a cou-cieuce, ho might fear to tiead that crim-oii carpet lent his fei t slio il l e'.ip in the gore, yr bones crackle them, or the .starry fl nvers look up in the tearful, hu n in eyes, leproae'ifully upon him liM.tl its deli ate woof. He mig.it start tip thud lering from the spring scut of his Insurious sofa, as if he f it hu it iu in isch-s contracting un der him He would 1!.' from the sound of his rosewood piano, ;is thou ;'i every touch sent forth a wail of human agony. Ilu would shut his gilded mirror, us though a ghost lurked behind. ready, to stall up in his face and reproach him with murder The hot i.'railibt is potent with the ersetice of DKt.liiiLM Til Mi-iv-s, so Ih it the brain of him who drink it shall teem with phautoii snake and daggers, f-uiely when men rhail conn; to realize tun tru-i nature of this hor rible eui.se which overshadows tint whole laud, they will assign to every one engaged iu it his proper piaco in tlie scale of utorality. The rtliliseiier will then become; isolated ittx the respect of ail good uieii :u every coiuinu ii i t v. Kxohauge. Socxn Attot'MKXT. A negro preacher of tlie Gospel, an-1 doubtless a little inspired, on beinp asked if he was iu lavor of Woman Sul'Vage, replied with great pomp: "No sar, I is -posed to dat, it will not do :.t ail. I tell you dat de wotuiil was do lirt to com in 1 1 s;n, sar. I tell you that the damsel de manded the head of John the Bipti.-t, Sar. I tell you dat wln-n God made man. lie -gave de man power over ull living, :yid made do man boss over do wotn in, sar. I tell von dat Go I let the mail name ebrv thing, an i tie man name the woman Kve, bee.ius she was Ihe Mother of a'l Kveil. I tell you, it will never do, sar, for 1 am a preacher and my father was a preacher before me, and I am a bet ter preacher '.ban h" ever dare be; I tell you what, sar. dat 1 uuders'and .de Bible n good deal better before 1 could read, dan my old inis-us ever did s.:r: I lell you it will never do lo let do.se women vote ' Tlio above is a real o 'ctirtenee an 1 not a fancy t-ketch, uud is certainly as pood reason ing as is generally heard on the oil' side of the fpii'stinn. lid. Revolution. A Wki.i. Si'k.nt Li kb. Ah' bow sweet it is when manhood's bummer day is merging into the glorious evening of old age, to look from the siia low of tbo dark valiey, which will soon be dispersed by tho t-uu of morning in a glorious world, and contemplate a spent life wh'-rc no intentional inis-elep can be re called and where wo can remember no time when we have stood between tho sun and those we love! Then will tlie rough uud un even places in our pathway look less uninvit ing in the twilight of life, and the bright, sunny spots will sparkle a-iso many diamonds in the cro.vn awaiticg us. Happy, indeed, are those whoso intercourse with the wot Id has not changed the course of their holier fce'iiig-t, or broken those musical chords of thu heart, w hoso vibrations are so melodious, so teuder, and so touching iu tbe evening of old ago. To Fi;y Chickens. A Inly correspon dent oi the Montrose Republican, gives the following ns her way of frying chicle em: first wasli my cliiclien clean, then halve it, and put it in n frying inn, and fry it in butter till done; then beat four egcjs and one tablespi on of flour to getlier, spread over tlio chicken, and net in a liot oven and bake tlie eggs till done. Sjeasou the eggs before spreadiujj itb talt and pepper lo the teste." TUo Ww Yoik I lection Frauds. The special commit tee of the t Ions.", ap pointed to make sn InTc-ticution of the frauds prnclic.d nt the Presidential nnd Gii' bernatori d elrcliou in New York last Nov , hre completed their labor, and have ngteed upon a report. Tho report is neressuiily very voluminous, but covers the whole ground of the investigation It was prepared by Judge Lawrence. The following is n partial abstract of the Committee's statements und recomtniudiit ion: The Commit b e say the Slate of New York has been prolific in election frauds at variou times, while Louisiaiia.'Miiiylitnd, aud other States have presented many phases oT the same evil.-; but appalling aad startling ns these have been in onr past history, they are all siii paed in some respects by those perpel rated in the election in the Slate, a d especially in the city of New York. - on the 3d of November, liiS. 'There frauds were the result of a systematic plan of gigantic proportion, stealthily prearranged and bold ly executed, not merely by bunds of degrad ed desperadoes, but with the direct sanction, approval, or aid of many prominent ollicials nnd citizens of New Vork. with the shrewd ly concealed connivance of others, and al most w ithout an efl'oit to discourage or pre v?lit them by any of those in whose interest and political party associations they were sitcei ssfully executed, w ho could not fail to have cogit'zan.'e of them, nml whn-o duty it was to expose, defeat, and punish (hem. They were aided by an immense corrupt, nnd corrupting official patronage nnd power, which not only encouraged, but shielded and protected, the guilty principals, and their aiders and abettor. Tivse frauds nre so varied in character that they cropn bend every known crime against the elective franchise. They corrupted the administration of jus tice, degraded the Judiciary, defeated ihe execution of the laws, subverted for the time being in New York State the essential prin ciples of popular government', robbed tho people of that greut State of their rightful choice of electors of President nnd Vice President, of a Governor, and other oflicrs, disgraced the most populous city of the Un ion, encouraged the enemies of republican gove-ntnent hero and everywhere to deride our institution ns failure, nnd endangered the pence of the liepublie by tin attempt to defeat, the will of the people in the choice of their rulers. The events of the past year in New Vork, and the evidences 1 1 k"ii by the Committee, furnish the proof of all these allegations. Anion! tlie most prom inent of the frauds committed iu tho interest of tlie Bemociatic party in the city nnd Slate of New York, in connection with the election in November, lS'iS. are these: First: Many thousands of nliet.s fraudu lently procured or furnished with certificates or tnituraliz ition, illegally or fraudulently issued, by menu of which they were enabled lo register us voters, nnd voted in violation of law. Ski'oxd : Manv liund eds of certlfi.'ates of nat unitization were granted in the names of fit tic oils p.-rsnn, t')beusoti by native-born and naturalized citizens and aliens iu fal-ely legirlerinp as voters, and to cuublu ihem to vote ni jiiy times at t!i elect ion. 'i'mcn: Many hundred of persons voted in New Vot k city ft iiiii t to four times or more, each, under assumed or fie titiotH names fraudulently registered for the pttrp so. I'oi t'.rti: li.stens ve Iran is were committed in canva-Ktig tickets, and names of voters were entered on the poil-li-ls, and Hi inner itic tiekctseouuted as it voters represented them vot d, when no .-neb persons ;otid i t all. Fn-'itt: 'I o accomplish these frauds gross in gleet of duty and disregard ol law. sn great as to evince a cri uiit.d purpose, prevailed in Mime of the Courts, while officers and I'eino .ratio parli-aus of almost every grade, either by ofli.M.il inllueiiLM' or otherwise, aided, sanc tioned, or knew of and failed lo prevent them. The same infl ietic s shielded the per petrators iu in-urly ail cases from detection or arrest, and when mrrted they have, tl. rough the agency of Judicial oRicers and others charged with the duty of prosecution, escape all punishment. S IX rn : Through these agencies the Demo cratic Kiel-tors of President an I Vice Presi dent, and th" Heinoer.it ic candidate for Gov ernor of the State of New Veil:, were fraduletilly elected. Skvkmii: And the investigations of the Committee sho-v that exi-ting State iaws, and the mode of enforcing them, are wholly in adequate to prevent tin se frauds, but that t'oii.-eM ba, tne power to enact laws whb Ii, if faithfully executed, will to some xletil fur nish leuiedi e hereafter. There is no law of Congress profeing to prevnt or punish Iran !.! in voting or cnudiietilisr e'eelions, and Hie penalties relating to cert ilicutes of natur alization are by no mean adeqnato . - , ' sy " ' No Skcukt. "1 notice,'' said Franklin, "a mechanic among a number of others, ut work on house electing but u lillle way from n y office, who always appeared to bn in a u.i try humor; who had a kind nnd cheerful smile fort very one he met. Let I ho day lie ever so cold, gloomy or sunless, a happy smile danced like a sunbeam in his cheerlul countenanei. Melting him one morning 1 usked hi in to tell tne the secret of bis con stant happy flow of spirits. " "No si cret, Bootor." he replied, "I have pot one of the best wives, and when I go to work she has a kind word of encoiir.igeineut; an. I when 1 go home she meets me with a smile and a kiss; and theu tea is sure to be reudv, and i-he has done so many little things to please me that I cannot find it in my heart to sMuk an unkind word to anybody.'' What inline nee baa a woman over the heart of man to soften im.l make it the foundation of pood and pure emotion! Spenk gently, then; a kind greeting i.fier the toils of the day are over, costs nothing and poes f',r to wards making homo happy uud peacelul. Young wives, and girls, candidates for wives, should keep this iu ruiud; to old wives, ex perience may have already taught them this important Ksoon. A ml what wo say to wives, we say also to husbands. A loving word uud a kiss go very far with a woman. An pxchungo tells tha following: A three year old neighbor saw a drunken man "tack ing" through the street. "Mcther,"6uid he, 'did God make that urui?'' Sho replied iu tbe affirmative. The little fellow reflected for a moment ant then cxelai.uod, "I wouldn't bit done is." O-lii dwunttj gtliljocaii, rcKUnsn evkiit fhiuay hobnixu, st C B.OOULn, Editor. TEftMS. TWO DOLl.AH A TEAK IN AtVASCfi , Hatc3 cf Advertisinr;. ni l. S'li l-M' 50, IH' 1 Mil I Column S do II do ft do 1 SComnin 1 do 1 do . a do fi dn 1-.' Column 1 month 11 on " 13 0-1 " . fll (Hi il., 11 1 iJo do do In do In trn Sirt. Co do do 8 " 8 4 " 3 months 4 .1 5 (1 " 7 U " VI 1 wrpk 1 1 month H 5 H r, " 1! ss no T r.n la mi month De in 1 nil t 10 111 " rn no " 40 on week is en month 9ti ml 8a no " 4'' (HI C'l (HI " ',.) till in nn IH: HI In do do do do do 1-i " is 1 4 Colnmn 1 wwt go 1 laalllU r- (I 11 00 Spei 11 Nollo after isrrt!e"9 (ind Deaths u ntlill loiml of one-hnlf the nliove rule. DaIiipi Cards live lines or less, 1-100 nor Jvnt; itit fivp ll-i. st the nu.il rtc o ndvp,ti-ii g. AND UK W, Till- DUUNKKN,' HAS CKA.SKD TO Mr-GIUCE HIS COUN TRY, AVK II A VK NOW AN IIONOIl AUL1 MAN AT T1IK III'AD OV Till OOVKRXMKXT. Impartial Gnffraee. "Wo call the attention of our rerdcrs to tbe nrticlo on onr first pape beaded I.MrAn tiai. SiTrnAnu. The tu t icle is from the pen of a life-lonp democrat,, and speaks the sen timents of thousands in that organization who are disgusted with the nnti-progressivo spirit of that antiquated par'y. and who will speedily leave-it, unless it adopt a pro gressive policy. AVe trust otli' renders will pive it a careful perusal. ' 1 " "Constitutional Amk.ndmhnt. The Senate has ratified tho House bill, and the loth intendment, granting equal Miffrage in all the States, awaits tho ratification of tho requisite number of States to make it a part of tin: Constitution. Kansas, mid Louisiana have already ratified it, nnd we hope l'onli svlvi.uift will, also, without delay. TltK ItlSTor.Y of 1'knnsvi.vama Voi.lv xkpj;.,. it. is proposed -o furnish every School District in the Coinmonweiiltn with a copy ol the State lli.-tory of tho I'eniiu. . Volunteers. This prcat work oucht to be accessible to all. Uvcry person, who , is (-o-licited to employ a s-oldier every citizen who is asked "to vote for one should be enabled to con-ult it and ascertain for hint-elf the individual's record in the army. Wo nre pleased to observe that the inju-tico done to one of the best and bravest soldiers of M'Kenn it well known member of the old lbtcktails, now residinp in an adjoining tov nsh-p, i.s corrected in the fir-t volume a ninth I, by ihe way. as far as we have ex mined it, of painstaking accuracy.- M'Keaii Miner. The readers of the Pkkss will heartily en dorse the suggestion of our neighbor's arti cle. Mr. liules, instead of indulging iu chip-traps or courting popularity, has pi veil his book the cln raeter the Legislature in tended for it of a faithful public record. For the honor of I'eniwx Ivni.ia it should have a wide circulation given it. IIoiiack tir.Ki.t.i.v makes this frankly blunt oration to bepgars of all degrees: ' Country fi ii nils, and especially young men, I pive you fads us 1 have long ohsetved und t-tudird them. I tell you frankly that my interest iu your adieu thereon is partially fei'ish; for my soul is wctity of tbe.sn incessant appeals for '. -ouielhiiig to do,' or, that failing, for alms. There must, there 'will be beggars; but need you be bepgars? Even if you must, I wish it were in your hearts to stay win re bepgars a-e not so enoi ninu.-ly superabundant as here. 1 often respond ru-tely, harshly, to their solicitations, becau-e I can not help it. Worn out by appeals, to which i am utterly unable to respond, denied tlie opportunity to earn my ow n bread by this cndle.-s procession of bepgars I often speak ttioro roughly than I chould, because my patience is utterly ex hausted. 1 am not as poi.r its Lazaru, Etill less urn I as rich as Divo; but I fully sym pathize witb the latter iu so far as be is iep. resented as wishing iu Hades to send a mes senger to his brethren still on earth to entreat them not to 'come into this torment.' " L.vzinsr Yt:r A long time ago, corn be inp very sca'ce in I lie upper part of tho country, and one of the cin. -us b;in hard pleased for bread, having worn threadbare, the hospitality of his penetous neighbors by his ext rente laziness, Kiev thou-.'ht it an act of charily to bury him. Acyconiiuglv be was carried towards the p ace of Interfluent, aud being met by one of the citizens, the follow ing conversation took place: "Hallo! what huva ou there?'' 'l'oor old Mr S ." ' "What are you going to do with him?"' ' Ibiry Li in. " "What, is be dead J bad not beard of bis death.'" "No, he is not dead, but he might aa well be, lor be bus uo corn, and Is to lazy to woik for uny. " ' ' ; " I hut is too cruel for civilized peoplo - I'll give biin five bushels of corn myself, rather than see bitu buried uSive." Mr. S raised ihe cover aud a?kcd ia bis usual drugging tone: "1-si-t s-h e l-l-e-d?" "No, but yau can soon ihell it. "D-r-i-v eon h-o-y-s." A New York journal bus tho follow iug curious notice: . , , "Wanted, a uurso to taku" charge, oHa basket of children, left at this ollicu a tlioii, time " ' i : : Horace (Jreely is paid S7,L0i) u jear for bit work on ll Tumijvk ' -i - '