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- JrtT 17, 1K72.
J. F. HAKTRANFT.of Montjroin.ry
ULYSSES MKRCUU, of Bradford.
HEX. HARRY WHITE, of Indiana.
LEMUEL TOIW. of Cunilicrlnnd.
WM. M. MEREDITH. Philadelphia.
GEN. WM. LILLY. Carbon.
L. BARTHOLOMEW, Schuvlkill.
II. N. M'ALLISTER, Center.
G EO. V. L A WR ENCE. Washington.
DAVID N. WHITE, Allegheny.
W. II. AIKEN, Lehijrh.
(Sul.cvS t'ltlirilorUkmnl the District Conference.
E. D. YUTZY, Lower Turkeyfoot.
Snhp-et tDthedeeislonofthe District CVinfcrcnrc.)
J. R. McMILLEN, .f Middlocreck.
K. M. SCHROCK, of Stonycreck.
OLiYER KNEPPER, of Soucrsct.
J. ROBERT WALTER, of Milford.
YAL. MILLER, of (iucniahoniujr.
JOHN II. SNYDER, of Stonycreck.
JACOB SPEICIIER, of Stonyeioek.
On Wednesday last the once preat
and powerful Democratic party capit
ulated to its most virulent foe Hor
ace GntELET, nominated him as its
h auler, and deliberately accepted his
principles as its confession of faith.
Its surrender was as complete, his
victory as gTeat, a that of Grant
over Lee at Apjtomatox Courthouse,
Horace Gr-meley is the nominee of
a party whose every professed princi
ple he ha bitterly antagonized, and
who.1 corruptions, villainies, and
foulness he has jHTsistently denounc
ed, and held up to scorn. Nay, de
nunciation is not the word; he has
charged it os the prolific parent of
GaiuMiup, Pupilism, Harlotry, Theft
and viec of every degree, the fomont
er of Treason and llebcllion, the pa
tron of. Ignorance, and the sure ref
uev of Ruffianism. And jet, with
out rwantinjr a single iota of these
monstrous charges in fact while
hooting that he has not retracted,
and will not, in the slightest particu
lar he is mad the candidate of this
lary. What a spectacle I Horace
Gr.nf.ley the model of jHilitical puri-it-,thepink'f
propriety and honesty,
tagging thU? party to make him Pres
ident, and this party, that has for
TeTp cursed him with a bitterness
tho know no cessation, ultimately
to Jrlryi him G tH bosom, and sitting
at life feci o tie taught what he
knows alout poKkics
Of course in so unhallowed an al
liance there is an oliject, and none
can doubt that its moving cause was
the spoils of office.
Can any pure, honest or upright
man support the ticket made by such
a coalition? Will any conscientious
Republican, lielicving Greeley a man
of truth, fraternize with such allies as
he has portrayed his new supporters,
or assist to place in power an adminis
tration whose principal adviser and
support they would lie ? Or will any
sinevre Democrat who Itclieves that his
was a party of jrinciples,of whom Jef
ferson and Jackson wore the ojiostles.
assent to the entire abandonment of
all that he has hitherto held of politi
cal value, and assist to elect to office
oae who asks him to sacrifice all,
w hile ho abandons nothing, simply
for the sake of grafifying his animos
!tie, or of ministering to the cupidi
tv of a few venal office-seekers in his
party? These lie questions which
all reflecting men must answer for
The fight l now a square one le
tween Giant and Wilson, Greeley
and Il,nows. The whijjTs-in of the
late Democratic party, the men who
sold it out at Baltimore, have so ar
ranged, that there can lie no formida
ble, organized olt, and therefore the
voters mutt choose Wtwcen these
two tickets Republicans will of
conrs stand by their own regularly
mrrninati'd candidates; the lilting
B publieans and the Iemocratic par
Uf to the Baltimore trade and dick
er will oUrW by Gbbelky and Brown
.Life the prea nn of the honest
HkmoraH, who, as their Wading
journals oX lar. arc not untv r tncij.
. . .
slightest obligations to vote for the
Baltimore nominees, will stay away
from the polls, or will vote for Grant
as the least of two evils
Henry Gilmorr, the notorious
guerrilla of Mary laud, dnring the re
bellion, and Bradley Johnson, keep
er of the Salisbury, North Carolina,
prison, where so many of our brave
boys wcrc starved to -death, were the
chief spirits in getting up tho ratifi
cation meeting held in Baltimore
over Greeley's nomination. When
such notorious men as these espouse
the G reels v cause, it is time for pat
riotic men to consider thoughtfully
what would be the influence which
they would undoubtedly exert if Mr.
GtriLlT should be elected.
TfTE preat f ale nt Knltimore con
templates not only the transfer of the
Democratic vote to Greeley, in con
sideration of a select few of their
leaders receiving office in ca.e of his
election, hut it includes on iartof the
Republican parties to the coutract, a
transfer of their votes tJ the Demo
cratic candidates for Governor, in In
diana and in this State. The con
tract runs thus: If Greeley is elect
ted, he is to put into office certain
Democrats, and count other. out, and
if Ruckalew is elected lie is to favor
a select number of Republicans.
With Democrats who do not propose
in any way to lend themselves to
Greoleyism, it becomes nn interesting
question how Buckalew shall lie
dealt with. The main reliance of the
Greeley party is the election of
Buckalew; fur no one in his senses
will pretend that bis defeat will not
kill (Jrf.f.ley stone dead, and cnI
the Presidential contest in advance.
There are for a certainty some thou
sands of Pennsylvania Democrats
who will not touch Greeley on any
terms. With what grace or consist
ency, therefore, can they take Buck
alew to their bosoms.
The Democratic National Conven
tion at Baltimore frankly admitted
that in all issues formerly dividing
the country it was wrong, and form
ally adopted the principles of the Re
publican party as its future creed.
The Cincinnati Platform which it en
dorses and accepts declares:
Fint : We reefniic t lie cnu.il itv of all meu be
fore the law. and hold that It if tlie duty ol the
tluvcrnnicnt In its dealing wiUithejieople to mete
nut equal ami exact justice to all. of whatever na
tivity, race, color, or icrsualoD, religious lilill-
We j.lcdire ourselven to maintain tlie
hese SUtec cwaneijiation and enlran-
cliisemcnt,and t oppoac anv reopeninit ol tlicjiuep
tlons settled livtheThlrtenth. Fourteen! u.ad Fil
tocuth Amendments ul the Constitution.
Having thus formally abandoned
all opposition to the principles of the
Republican party, and refused to
place a Democratic ticket in the field
it only remains for Democratic voters
to choose lK'iween the two Republi
can candidates. On the one hand
they have Grant, the glorious soldier
and true statesman; on the other,
Greeley, their most virulent foe.and
most crotchety of politicians. Let
them choose, remembering only, that
their former Democratic leader who
tries to influence them for GuEELEY
is earning the price (to lie paid him
by future office) of their delivery.
It is singular with what jerfect
faith the N. Y. Tribune relies upon
the sale of the Democratic party by
its leaders, and confidently counts
upon its absorption by the Republican
nniiin nt these
party. Listen !
Mr. Gerrit Smith objects to the Im.xr:it ie ac
ceptance til the Cincinnati I'latlona. He in willing
to welcome an occasional Democrat and wive mm
an office, fuch as the presidency, a real In Con
trress. or the Chairmanship of ihe Kelvnninatioo
ti.nveiiU.in : but he i unwilling to welcome three
minimis ot them eomintr in one solid ami luairnlll
eent reenloreeroent to the rrnksot tlMiee who ac
ce and icuarantoc tlie results of the war.
Only three millions of anti-war
Democrats transferred in one solid
magnificent re-inforcement to the
ranks of their conquerors, who ac
cept and guarantee the results of the
war. No wonder Horace !stoastful
of his conquest.
We congratulate the incorruptable
Democratic voters of Pennsylvania
on the fact that Colonel Alexander
McClirb has liocome their leader
and high priest. All of tho Balti
more reports represent him as "fixing
things" for Pennsylvania, working up
the delegation for Greeley, buying
and selling figuratively, of course,
with an earnestness, which none but
one w ho feels sure that he is in the
lead ever evinces. Colonel McClvre
is just the man for the emergency.
But we would like to know what old
line Democrats think of things, auy
low! The Pittsburgh rout, the only
Democratic daily paper in Western
Pennsylvania, fought Greeley's
nomination to the last. Fear of the
party lash now compels it to accept the
situation, and meekly eat the dirt
Greeley has thrown at its party in
the past. It lugubriously whines as
follows: "If he (Greeley) has re
fracted or repented of any error
"then committed, or shall hereafter
" retract or repent of his assaults up
" on the principles, the puqioses, and
"personal qualities of the Democracy
" we shall le pleased to record the
But Horace says he hasn't repent-
ed and that he will not retract; i I
in fact that the Democracy had no
principles, only a few antiquated '
prejudice controlled them. So the
W must cat its meal of dirt, r.nfla
vored with the salt of Greeley's re
traction of the many biting things he
has said of its friends.
The New York World, that insist
ed ujKn Democratic candidates being
nominated at Baltimore, accepts the
situation with many wry faces, and
among other things implies what it is
afraid to openly say, that if the party
leaders can deliver the voters accord
ing to contract, Greeley may be elect
ed, if not, then he cannot le. Says
that journal :
'The erltlcal point of the eanvas lie In the aJ41
ItTof the IH-moprntle party tu hrlnic all lt v.iter
U'theuijt of Mr. Oreclejr. II tlie Itemormt
hulli-like raeh a eamlil&letrtHilt mlkily nay
at home, the re-elect li .f Oen. Orant la a ecr
tain an anvtlilnK in tlie future. Kvrrytlilnfr ile
iixt (41 t)e action that larse portion ol tlie
Ikiinorratie party whlrh ha an lnmiuctive repug
nant to Mr. Orveley. and wIh. bohl In their haikir
. ... t I n m ,w.Mr mn (TMlev ami
- - ,, tttrm)etmml, , t ,ru.ta
vote lor Oreeley. he will he triumphantly elected :
lmt if. i theewotrary. ineirairirun u m unni a
nooilnatioa kec t liem away from the polls. Grant
will have another lour yeam Irak nf power- For
4inwlve (rince we are reiluee,! to this alternative)
we altotret her preleM Ireeley to Orant : I Hit there
re muliltaleii ol Democrat who. In their prevent
temper, would i-t anon hve one of tlieoe IteinhU
can at the head of the thivernment a the other.
Now that Mr. Oreeley ha received tlie retnilar
I letnorratie nomination, event li Inn depend umm
Mr reeelvinc a full Democratic ante: a reeult which
cam lie aenimplisbcd hy lme ami Imimtation
f kniirorr motive, hat only by kind and eourte
on apiieal, to the (rood acnae and aiAcnaniu.ity of
Imitating lieawcraU.
The Chicago Time, the leading
ing Democratic organ of the North
west, speaking of the action of the
Baltimore Convention, says:
Oreeley It now the candidate, of the Democratic
party. a tar as m can be made rach ; a tact which
we regard a a hard one, but which cannot he ig
nored. It I alan a fact that the choice f the peo
ple must lie cither fur Oreeley or Orant. The
quortloe a to how Itemocrat shall Tote In this
enntinireney. Is one to be decided by Individual
voters themselves. Inasmuch a the actli of tlie
Hiil tl more t vm ventimi bac not placed Democrat
ander the silaihteM ohliratloa to vote for Oreeley.
one nf the worst emhiaiimenii ol Radicalism the j
country has ever known.
TnAT the Democratic National
Contention abandoned every princi
ple, and unreservedly capitulated to
the Greeley bushwhackers; is undeni
able ; and the New York Tribune is
determined that there shall lie no mis
understanding of the facts. In its
issue of Friday last, it puts the terms
of capitulation in the following un
mistakable language :
" The Republicans surrendered no
"thujma of thrir jxirty faith. The
" Democrats give up nothing but a
"f-w antiquated prejudice."
Mark how Mr Greeley's jcrsonal
organ boldly asserts that he and his
friends have not abandoned a single
dogma, of jHirty faith, while it sneer
inglv alludes to the total abandon
ment of all principles by the Democ
racy, as giving up nothing but a few
antiquated jtrrjudUf. Could cool
contempt for a captured foe go furth
er: ihe once oroud Democracy.
that boasted of its Jcflcrsonian princi
ples, to lie snuhlicd and told, "princi
ples lieblow'd" they were only "an
tiquated prejudices," and these you
have surrendered for the inestimable
privilege of voting for Horace
Second Day's Proceedings.
The Cincinnati Platform Endorsed,
Horace Greeley For Prealdcat.
B. GRATZ brown for VICE president.
Baltimore, July 10, 1872. Mr.
Doolittle called the Covention to or
der promptly at 10 o'clock.
A vote was had on a preliminary
motion relative to the platform, which
showed plainly how the Convention
stood, but when Alabama was called
and her chairman announced twenty
votes for Horace Greeley, the whole
Convention rose, and cheer after
cheer rang through the hall.
State after State cast their vote for
Greeley ami when Pennsylvania had
been called Grcelev had
more than
two-thirds, having over five hundred
out of the seven hundred and thirty-
two votes
Nevertheless Mr. Wallace cast the
vote as directed thirty-five for Gree -
ley, twenty-one for Jeremiah S. Black,
and two refusing to vote.
Judgo Thompson had telegraphed
peremptorily to withdraw his name.
The total vote footed up 732, as
follows :
Greeley GSG
Black ' - - 21
Bayard . 19
Grocsbeck - -- -- ..-2
Not voting 7
Hon. W. A. Wallace, of Pennsyl
vania, then arose and said:
M R. President Pennsylvania
which is not only in poiut of popula
tion, but in the integrity and intelli
gence of her jieople, the pivotal State
of the Union in this contest, asks to
le heard.
Mr. Wallace, being indistinctly
heard, there were cries of "platform"
when on the invitation of the Presi
dent, he advanced to the stage and
continued his remarks as follows :
Me. CnAiRMAN In obedience to
the divided pnblic sentiment among
the Democracy of the great Common
wealth we represent, a part of this
delegation cast its vote against the
gentleman who in accordance with
the rules and usages of the organiza
tion is now its nominee. The men we
have sought thus to represent, from
their characteristics of race, of teach
ing, and of thought, ar slow to
change. They are cautious iu move
ment and stead of purpose, and they
regard with distrust and suspicion
any departure from the doctrines of
their fathers. They have seen no reason
why they should reverse their tradi
tions or choose for their leader one
who has heretofore been the embodi
ment of an antagonism to every
thought ami purpose of their minds,
but, sir, they are proud of their or
ganization, for they arc the men who
created it. They desire to perpetuate
its existence applause that its glori
ous record and its lcncuts may Ik? the
heritage of their children and they
will yield obedience to its discipline.
They will accept the result that the
Tribunal of the last resort, the High
Court of their party has decreed and
in Octoljcr under the lead of a states
man of national reputation will con
centrate their forces in an invincible
phalanx, that shall smite with des
troying power a disorganized ami di
vided enemy.
Pennsylvania, following the stan
dard of the Democracy in the hands
of its now accredited candidate, waits
to lead the column to victory. Ap
plause. On behalf of the Pennsylvania del
egation and by its direction, I move
to make the nomination unanimous.
The motion of Mr. Wallace to
make the nomination of Mr. Greeley
unanimous was received with a storm
of applause, delegates and spectators
av'iig ineir nau? anu nanaKercnieis
Lloan,vhV nlflvin ...., in tIl0
During the excitement a scene re
presenting the White House was dis
played at the back of the stage and
was loudly cheered.
The President The motion, made
by the gentleman from Pennsylvania,
(Mr. Wallace,) is now in order and
the Chair will put it to the Conven
tion. The question now is whether
this nomination 'upon the motion of
Pennsylvania shall be made unani
mous. 1
The question was then put to the
Convention aud unanimously agreed
to amitl lou t cheering.
The Pennsylvania delegation then
united on Gratz Brown for tlie Yice
Presidency and after the customary
resolutions of thanks the Convention
Senator Doolittle is chairman of
the committee of one from each State
to inform the candidates of their nom
ination, aud Gen. Cass is the member
of that Committee from Pennsylvania.
latalU) at fa Kcw Mate ascpaalmeal
Wasiiincton, Jury 9. A fright
ful accident occurred at the new
State Department this morning, by
which two white men and one color
cd were instantly killed, and three
others, it is iielieved, mortally wound
ed. Several others were slightly
wounded, line or the white men
killed was a stranger visiting the
works, and with the exception of one
arm, he was crushed to a jclley. The
accident was caused by the giving
way of a derrick to which was sus
pended a granite block weighing over
seven tons.
Not less than eight hundred thou
sand head of beef cattle were driven
from the mosquito grass ranges of
Western Texas during the last twelve
VIM ttfci Tramiy.
Cincinnati, July It was appa
rent from the dispatch last night that
the mob of 3,000 persons who took
from the jail in Celina, Mercy county,
Absalom Kimmel, Jacob Kimmel and
Alex McLeod, charged with the mur
der of Mary Jane Secor, was deter
mined to make short work of the pris
oners. After lea v 'rag the jail, a special to
the (lazette says, the men were
placed in a wagon prepared and the
immense concourse, at the command
forward inarch, took up its line of
march. It appears they were desi
rous of executing them near the scene
of the terrible outrage, so they repair
ed to the Kimmel farm, in sight of the
place were the poor young girl had
been violated, murdered and thrown
to the hogs. Hero they halted under
a sapling. A rude gallows was im-
Iirovised, and the three prisoners had
lalters placed about their necks.
At this juncture Elias Secor, broth
er of the murdered grirl. apicared and
pleaded with the crowd for the life of
1 ..... m .t
Jacob Kimmill, the youngest oi me
prisoners, seventeen years old, ex
pressing his doubt as to his partici
pation in the affair. This appeal was
received with cheers, andyoung Kim
mel was exempted from the sentence
which the people had passed upon
all ; but the other two were doomed.
Absolom Kimmell was much bro
ken down, but McLead maintained
the same stocial indifference that ho
had shown from the first He main
tained stoutly he had never seen the
girl, and accounted for the blood on
his clothes by tho bleeding of his
nose. He took a testament, kissed it
and called on God to attest his inno
cence. Absolom Kimmel adhered to
his confession made the da)- liefore,
to the effect that after returning from
church Sunday, June 23, MeLcod
asked if any girls went west, when
Jacob Kimmel said several ; they all
went in that direction, until they
came to the place were the girl was
murdered. Each violated her person
once, McLeod the second time, after
which McLeod knocked her in the
head with a heavy stick. This was
about midday. They went to Kim
mel's home" and at night McLeod
told them he had been back to the
place, and that she was dead, and
:i,.t , tilled her.
ihe two
wcrc hung till they were dead, while
tjjC younger Kimmel was returned to
! jan The father of the Kimmel's was
1 ,vm..l in lonvo ho rnuntrr in a
sitecificd time.
Tbe Democratic Candidate UrecU th
"Mardcrrra, Adaltrrera, Draakarda
('ward, Liam aad Thieves.
Horace Greeley is the nominee of the
Democratic party for President, and
M-rtincnt to the occasion is Mr. Gree
ley's recent opinions of the men who
are now expected to be his followers.
In calling attention to these opinions,
the New York Time says : "If the
low opinion he has had concerning
Dmeocracy was correct, is that party
fit to choose a President ? IfMr. Gree
ley's opinion was false, is he fit to be
chosen President ?" Read the amia
ble Horace's opinions of the party
just sold to a handful of lilierals.
democrats are the fathers of
southern mclattoe8.
All do not Lnow (hat there art sev
eral hundred thounand Mulatto? in
thi country ; and we presume thai no
one has any rriou doultt that the
fathers of them are while Democrats,
and tee arc told that those Jk'mocrats,
if they will Juice yellow children,
might belter than otherwise, treat the
wither respectfully as uiee after
the laudable rtaltern of that eminent
Democratic, rice President llichard
M. Johnson. Horace Greeley, dec.
10, 1872,
Every one reho chooses to live by
pugilism, or gambling, or harlotry,
with ' nearly every l eeper of a tip-pling-llouse,
is politically a Demo
crat. Horace Oreeley, Jan. 1. 1808.
Point wherever you please to an
election distrid which you will pro
nounce morally rotten, giien up in
great part to debauchery and rice,
whose voters subsist mainly by keep
ing pol icy-offices, gambling-houses,
grog-shops and darler dens of infa
my, and that district will be found at
nearly or guile every election, giving a
majority for that which styles itself
the "Denutcratic" party, lake all
the haunts of debauchery in the land,
and you will find nine-tenths of their
master-spirit active partisans of
that samt Democracy. What is the
instinct, the sympathetic chord, which
attaches them so uniformly to this
party ! Will you consider ! Horace
Every youth who is learning to sip
and soak in the grog-shops is lteing
fashioned to the uses of sham Demo
cracy. His virtuous parents may
think otherwise may be ignorant of
his haunts and his habits ; but if ho u
learning to love liquor and loose; com
pany he is being fashioned to the
ends of the adversary. ' Hence the
Democratic namagers and oracles al
most uniformly hate and revile the
temperate reform, even when temper
ate. They know that its triumph is
their damage, and probable defeat
There is not a Stale in the Union
whereof the Democratic Party is not
conspicuosly hostile to whatever, leg
islation tends to diminish the number
or the power of the grog-shops.
Horace Greeley.
We thereupon asked our contemjio
rary to state frankly whether the
pugilists, black legs, thieves, burglars,
keepers of dens of prostitution, &c,
ke., were not almost unanimously
Democrats. Horace Greeley.
To smoke is a Democratic virtue ;
to chew is that virtue intensified ; to
drink rum is that virtue in the super
lative. Horace Greeley.
If there were not a newspaper nor
a common school in the country, the
Democratic party would be far" stron
ger than it is. Horace Greeley. .
The essential articles of the Demo
cratic creed are "love rum and hate
niggers." Tho less one learns and
knows, the more certain he is to vote
the regular ticket from A to Izzard.
Horace Greeley.
A purely selCsh interest attaches
the lewd, ruffianly, criminal and dan
gerous classes to the Democratic
Party. Horace Greeley.
This would amount to six in a bed,
exclusive of any othor vermin, for
every Dcinorratie emieh in the State
of New York, including those ut
Sing Sing and Auburn. Horace
what is meant hy a kett'unof demo
crats to power.
The brain, the heart, the soul of
the present Democratic party is the
rebel element at the South, with its
Northern allies and syiiipatlftacrs.' It
is rclicl at the core tMluy. It would
come into power 'with the hate, the
chagrin, the wrath, the mortification
of ten bitter years to impel and
guide its steps. It would devote it
self to taking off or reducing tax af
ter tax until the Treasury was de
prived of the means of paying inter
est on the national debt, .and would
hail the tidings of national bankrupt
cy with unalloyed gladness and un
concealed extiltation." Whatever
chastisement may le deserved by
our national sins, we must hoie that
this disgrace and humiliation will lie
spared us. Horace Greeley, Feb
ruary, 18C1:
I saw the other day u suggestion
that I would probably 1 the liest
Democratic candidate to run against
General Grant for President. I
thought that aliout the most absurd
thing I ever heard or read. If the
Democratic party were called upon to
decide between Grant aud myself, I
know that their regard for what they
must call principle would induce nine
tenths of them to vote against me.
Why? I am a decided enemy of that
party, even in its most respectable
When the relicllious Traitors are
overwhelmed in the field, and scatter
ed like leaves before an angry wind,
it must not be. to return Ut peaceful
and contented homes. They must
find poverty at their Ji resides and
privation m the anxious eyes of
uuttlrrrs and the rags of children.
Horace Greeley, Nobemlier, 18('i0.
(From the Tribune, 1871.
"I hold our government ltouiul by
its duty of protecting our citizens in
the fundamental rights, to pass and en
force laws for the extirpation of the
execrable Ku-Klux conspiracy; and
if it has not the power to do it, then
I say our Government is no Govern
ment, but a sham. therefore on
even proiM'r occasion advtrated and
justified the Ku-Klux act. I hold it
especially desirable jor the South ;
and if it does not prove, enough to ef
fect Us purpose, 1 hope, it will le
made stronger and stronger. '
Washington D. C. July 11. 1812.
Yesterday was consummated the
grand bargain and sale of the dissatis
fied Republicans of all their professed
principles to the Belx l Democratic
party assembled in convention at
Baltimore. A few glittering words!
in a platform erected at Cincinnati,
and which it is well known can never
bind the coallition leaders, is all the
pretence of consideration received for
the greatest sacrifice of principles and
the most glaring political apostacy
which this side of tho war of reln-H-ion,
has ever disgraced American
Springing as this movement did out
of tho greed for office on the part of
two Senators, who could not, save by
a revolution, retain their seats in that
liody Shurz having given his own
State to the Democrats, and only re
maining as a spy in the camp of those
who raised him to prominence, for the
purpose of asserting his Bupiibliean-
ism and thus adding new liobs to
the kite of his ambitton, and Trum
ball having by his vote in favor of An
drew Johnson's misdemeanors in of
fice, lost all hojie of retaining confi
dence of the Republicans of his State
to the extent of a reelection though
neither of these fathers of the new de
parture could control its movements,
which of them shall not receive the
benefits of its success. viz ; a reelec
tion as Democrats to Republican
seats they had forfeited, in ease the
new party succeeds.
Marshaling all the soreheads of
the Republican party together, so far
as this anything-to-lieat-Grant-party
is composed of other than Democrats,
it is made up of disappointed office
seekers and those ex-office holders
whose services have been dispensed
with by tho present administration.
With these slender accessions, the
party which acknowledged itself de
feated in advance have recruited their
decayed force, and now propose to
march ujion the solid phalanx of the
progressive party that during twelve
years past has achieved more glori
ous political victories than 1 any
which have been achieved during the
entire existence of the nation. Thus
suddenly grown corpulent but more
unwieldy by the swallowing of its en
emies alive, tho foregon defeat of De
mocrats liefrc the legions of Grant
and Wilson is to me as clear as the
bright sun at noon-day.
The N. Y. World (Democratic)
culls the Baltimore Convention a cut-and-dried
aflair.and yields no amiable
assent to the nominations. It is yet
doubtful which way it will move du
ring the campaign. - If the dissenting
Democrats grow in importance and
numbers between this and next Sep
tember, from present indications the
World w ill lead a party whose aim
is to resusciatc tho Democratic party
and to denounce the i departure to
" The Chicago Time (Democratic)
has just announced that it cannot nor
will not espouse the cause or labor
for the election of Greeley, that it
will not support him, even as a lesser
evil, and washes its hands of all re
sponsibility for his election, if he
shall be elected, but will do every
thing that it is still possible to do to
arrest the bad and dangerous tenden
cies of the times."
These tVo papers arc the most tal
ented and influential Democratic pa
pers in the cummnnity; and their set
tled attitude of defiance and sullen
discontent with the machinations of
the leaders of that party is a signifi
cant sign of the want of harmony
which exists among the members of
the Democracy on the subject of the
change of base that has been forced
upon their party. ' '
. .i .! , t wind.
I nover recognize the argument of
betting, but it has something to do
with the confidence of opinion on the
side that a wager is laid. Thus in
Baltimore, immediately after the nom
ination of Greeley and Brown, the
supporters of Gen. Grant offered bets
freely on his election, and could get
no better term than to put up $100,
against $25. by any of the Greeley
men. Even the liberals who are pos
ted lay their wagers on the sido of
Grant "When they make bets of any
consequence. In Washington 1 learn
the same difficulty has occtired in se
curing lifts against Grant, who, as
Greeley said, "never has been lieaten,
and never will lie."
Secretaries Delano and Belknap,
Genl. Walker, Commissioner of Indi
an affairs,' Mr. Walker Indian Agent
and Gen. (). (). Howard, siecial
Commissioner of Indian affairs, held
a conference last Tuesday at which
the Indian question was discussed
with siM'cial reference to the interest
ing report just made by Indian Agent
Welch of Phila. Mr. W. is a great
Philanthropist, and sustains the Pres
ident's jieaee policy as the only means
of pacifying, ehristemztng and ulti
mately enlightening the Indian tribes,
Most of his recommendations were ap
proved by the conference. 1 lie puls
lished rumors of the uprising of the
Indians on the reservations are be
lieved to lie entirely false, as are
most of such stories circulated in the
interest of those harpies who wish to
fatten off of cheating the Indians, as
was done under previous administra
The Postollice Department have
decided that tho new postal cards
shall lie three inches and five and one
fourth in length, the stamp and lines
to lie engraved on them in a variety
of colors. All of the colors now in
use in postage stamps will be used.
The whole number of pupils at
tending the public schools of this city
during the month of June was CI 22.
There is now no small-pox in the
city except a few cases in the small
pox hospital, and there patients arc
convalescent. For a time, there
was something of a panic on Capitol
Hill ; all the yellow flags are now ta
ken down and quiet runs the even
tenor of its wav in all parts of the
citv. " C. M.
A Bay last lis a Coal Breaker A Xut
Fray a aad Bess far Help la the Ago-
ii lea of Death.
Tho Mauch Chunk Democrat says:
"One of the most heartrending acci
deuts that has hapcncd in or about
the coal works for years, was that
which proved fatal to a mute lioy,
about 14 years of age, named Bren-
nau, near CarlKindalc, on Monday of
last week. He was engaged in push
ing course coal into the teeth of the
breaker, and by some misstep one foot
went with the coal and was caught
by the teeth and suddeuly drawn and
crushed with the coal, until his body
filled the mouth or opening above the
revolving iron breaker, and thusstop
K.d the revolutions of the machinery.
His cries brought many to his re
lief in a few moments but there was
no way to get him out but to send to
the machine shops for men and tools
to take the machinery apart and al
low the coal and the teeth to fall away
from the mangled leg.
This poor boy suffered the torments
of death for nearly two hours before
he was relieved, and then it was as
certained that most of his foot had
been entirely torn away. He ouly
survived about half an hour after he
was taken out and carried home.
The most remarkable thing con
nected with this sad affair, was the
fact that the boy, although a mute,
and speechless for life, actually leg
ged of those about him to get him
out quick and prayed to God to spare
his life as fluently and distinctly as
could any boy.
Wilhasonic scientific party explain
the cause which gave the jiower of
speech to Hits dying Do' :
Acknowledging the corn. "Rah
for Greeley Honest Old Horace,"
howls Democracy. "We do not say"
"savs Honest Old Horace," "that
every Democrat is a thief, but every
thief is a Democrat."
The latest asjtffssion to the ranks of
the Lilierals is ex-Congressman John
F. Driggs, of Michigan, who was re
pudiated by his constituents for hav
ing sold a West Point cadetship.
What with Tweed, Sweeny, Winans,
and the rest of the corruptionists, and
with Forrest, Hampton, Beauregard,
and other rebel leaders, the candidate
is surrounding himself with a goodly
fellowship. It is to be hoped he has
a proper appreciation of the honor.
The owner of the little farm in
Yermont on which Horace Greeley
was raised offers to sell for the mod
est sum of four thousand dollars the
old pine stump from which 11. G. used
to get torches to read by at night.
The house in which he was liorn is
gone, but they talk of cutting the cel
lar up into small holes for campaign
purposes. They would also srve for
Democratic hiding-places after the
What a galaxy of recruit is that
now rallying around the Greeley ban
ner: Here they areas enumerated
and labeled by the Albany (N. Y.)
Evening Journal: "Andy Johnson,
the political traitor ; Jeff. Davis, the
national traitor ; Admiral ScRimes,
the pirate ; General Beauregard, the
inventor of the cry of 'booty and
beauty ; Oakey Hall, the ring plun
derer ; Winans, the corruptionist ;
Andrews, the rioter ; Cochrane, the
dead beat; Wood, the gambler; Mor
rissey, the sporting man, et id omne
genus all that crowd."
The Boston Globe (Independent)
has an article on the coming cam
paign, which closes as follows: So
far as the opposition to Grant is con
cerned, it will be the most purely and
intensely personal contest that can
possibly be conceived of, and the al
ternative presented will be the erratic,
wild, visionry Greeley, the confid
ing dupe and tool of corrupt rings
and speculators, against a man whom
the public have tried both in war and
in peace. Mr. Sunnier has sounded
the key-note of this personal contest,
and the mingled disgust and indiffer
ence with which his fanfaronade has
been received is quite indicative of
Mr. Greeley's fate in the coming con
test." What a resurrection the Greeley
movement has wrought among the
old pro-slavery political fossils :
Liook at the list : Uwin of California,
Atchison of Missouri, Extra Billy
Smith of Yirginia, ex-Gov. Price of
New-Jersey, and George Saunders
of Niagara fame, who tried to destroy
New-York and other of our principal
cities with fire, and next tried to in
troduce tho yellow fever into them.
AH these men were buried out of
sight by the events of the war, hav
ing become a stench in the nostrils of
the people. But Greeley has resur
rected them, and once more they
"walk the earth by day" cheek-by-
jowl with the piebald "reformers."
Nineteen middle-aged virgins re
cently went to Wyoming Territory,
from the banks of the Connecticut, in
search of spouses. The men in W.
T. said they preferred squaws to the
virgins : that made it bad for them,
and their naturally amiable tempers
were somewhat ruffled.
Twelve face af Wild Beaata Let
IMiae Near New Haven Fall ef a
Brldare ea Railway Train-Knock-laa
A correspondent of the New York
Sun, writing from New Haven, Ju
ly 3, says :
John Robinsons circus met with
an almost irretrievaUa disaster on
the New York and New Haven rail
road early this morning. The cages
containing the wild beasts, the tents
and all the paraphenalia had been
shipped from BridgejMirt on a freight
train to this city. A passenger car
for the accommodation of the perfor
mers, drivers and attendants was at
tached to the rear of the train.
As the train was passing under a
a roadway bridge, two miles west of
the city, the bridge fell. The falling
timbers first struck the platform cars,
on which were the cages. Twelve
of the latter were smashed and six
were swept off in an instant, strewing
the track for several hundred feet
with their broken fragmeuts.
The caged brutes thus suddenly
freed from their imprisonment broke
loose in every direction. The mon
keys were the first out, followed
quickly by two young lions and a
wild cat. A valuable tiger, three
stripjK'd kangaroos and several other
valuable animals were crushed and
instantly killed. Most of the eagles,
of which there was a valuable collec
tion, flew away, as also did several
of the smaller birds.
The train was promptly stopped,
and it was ascertained that four of the
circus drivers sustained severe inju
ries. Mr. G. N. Robinson, the treas
urer of the company, had a narrow
escape. He was asleep in the ticket
wagon which was smashed into splin
ters, scattering the money in every
direction, but he escaped without a
scratch. The loss to the company is
estimated nt $50,000.
The rear and its inmates escaped
uninjured. The spectacle at the in
stant of the overturning of the cages
was at once ludicrous and alarming.
Tho monkeys chattering and scream
ing, scampered up the sides of the
broken fcridge, and seemed to enjoy
the fun.
The tigers, Blondin and Pick" after
lapping up the blood of several of
their less fortunate compnnions.sprang
across' the ditch and disappeared.
The War, crippled, limped off up the
track, scareing the engineer and fire
man nearly out of their wits. The
conductor, chased by a hyena, saved
his life by climbing a telegraph pole
at a critical moment.
The wolves dined off the smaller
memliers of the happy family, and
then disappeared in the same direc
tion as the tigers, and, it is feared af
ter more prey. One of the large rat
tlesnakes was cut in two, but his
companions a dangerons loa con
strictor and two smaller snakes were
last seen shooting off in the grass to
ward this city-
As it is known that several of the
most dangerous and blood thirsty
members of tho menagerie are loose,
the utmost consternation reigns here.
To-night a large party, armed with
guns and revolvers, are scouring
within a circuit of five miles of the
scene of the accident looking fr the
Eleven Pcraona Badly lajared.
Columbus, O., July 12. Passen
ger train No. C going east from this
city on the Panhandle route, while
near Bowerstown, this morning, col
lided with a freight train coming
west, aud bad was the result. The
baggage car telescoped the smoking
car, aud this caused the smoking car
to retreat under the passenger coach,
tumbling the train generally off the
track. Eleven persons were so badly
wounded as to require surgical atten
dance, while others were slightly
scratched. The only one who hail
bones broken was George Crosby, a
Cincinnati grocer, his left leg lieiug
broken anil face badly cut. The
wounded were all well cared for.
The cause of the accident was that
the freight train was some minutes
behind time at Bowerstown switch.
tbe Baltimore Nomination
were Received.
Philadelphia, July 19. The
nominations were received here with
out the least manifestation on the
part of the public.
Boston, July 10, Very little in
terest was manifested in Boston and
vicinity over the announcement of the
Baltimore. nominations.
Chicago, July 10. The news of
the nominations of Greeley and
Brown by the Democratic National
Convention created very little excite
ment. The Journal regards it as a
sad spectacle to sec Greeley, a life
long opponent of the Democratic
party, its men and its pridciples, now
standing lieforc the country as its
chosen and willing champion in oppo
sition to the Republican party, of
which he had been a leader.
Cincinnati, July 10. The ( Wr
ier, German Republican, which fa
vored the Liberal Republican move
ment, will say they regard Mr. Gree
ley now the Democratic candidate,
whom they can not support As be
tween Greelv and Grant, thev will
support Grant, though it may be done .
with reluctance.
The Volksblatt will not support
Greeley, but will probably incline to
Uraat'a Farm a Ht. Iaola.
The farm consists of alnnit 700
acres, something more than the orig
inal Dent tract, Grant having added
a small irregular piece lying on the
southwestern corner. According to
the superintendent'! account, (Jrant
paid $'J5 an acre for the farm, but it
is probably worth If 200 an acre.
One of the party remarked in a
laughing way, that a great many
jokes were going around ragarding
U rant s presents, and asking how
much of the stock had lieen given to
"I know there arc lota of stories
about that," said the faithful suiieriu-
tendent, "but I'll tell you honestly,
gentlemen, there ain't a critter of any
sort on this farm that was given to
General Grant, except one old mare.
She was one of a pair of carriage
horses given to him by the Mexican
Minister Romero. Oec of tho pair
died, aud the General sent the other
to his farm to lie taken care of ; so
that's all there is 'bout Grant stocking
his farm with gifts. He has bought
and paid for ail he has got, and he
can pay for lots more if he want
Aa Iaaae Mather WarUrra Iter
Tare I'klMrta.
Cleveland, July 8. Yesterday
afternoon tho wife of Henry T.
Southworth, residing in llockford
township, eight miles from this city,
poisoned her three children, boys
aged respectively nine, seven and
four years, and then committed sui
cide by cutting her throat. The wo
man was insane, caused by a pro
tracted illness. ."
rilll.AlsKl.rill t.
Death af an Eminent Jurlnl.
Philadelphia, July 11. David
Paul Brown, an eminent member of
tho Philadelphia Bar, died this morn
ing, at the age of seventy -eijrht. lie
was an author of considerable repute.
His "I'ornm," containing the exiM-ri-
of forty years legal practice, is highly
!' i" '-, '- infill well known rfal.li,hsjM-nt ..f KimM. .
prized by lawyers. In earl v life he i w,l,r arenir.-.iT in r-wpt .,u !r'p,v-
wrote scVeraldramatie works, aniongl'.'pitZrt,:;;:,'.';'"
which was "Sertorions," which was j """'".-lit r
performed several times by the elder
destructive fire.
Almut nine o'clock to nijrht, a fire
broke tint in the five story brick build
ing on the comer of Jayne and Sev
enth streets. It was occupied by the
Keystone Collar Company, Alfred
Martin, publisher of thu Presbyteri
an, ami A. P. Lcllcy A Co., book
publislicrs. The two former had
their stock badly damaged by water,
while tho stock of the latter was al
most entirely dcstroyi-d by water.
Loss, $5,000. No insurance.
KallrniMl Accident.
Greenbrier, W. Ya., Julvll.
A serious accident occurred this
morning on the railroad fifteen miles
from here. As a construction train
was passing over the second crossing
of Greenbrier river a temporary bridge
gave way, precipitating the train into :
a.... .. un.t ... c woun.ie.1. i no am-,
(lent occurred on that portion f tho (
road west of this place in cour-e of;
construction towards the Ohio river, j
and not yet open to the travelling
t.:il ..1 e . ot. .
public. I
i Kit i.x r vori s.
A Georgia editor rcfti.-c.-to Mtpport 1
Greeley on the ground that it is asj
much as he can do support himself. '
Seven hundred mid sixt v-fotir j
is occureil m rlnlai . ti H:i
week an iiicreii.-e over the previous!
of three hundred and fifty. One-half of
the deaths were of children under one j
year. j
A lump of pure gold weighing half ;
a Mtund was recently found byanc-j
gro woman on the plantation "of Mr. i
Hugh C. Ni.-bet, in Union county N. j
C. The woman was hoeing cotton
and knocked the lump over with her
A Kentucky Democratic organ'
says: "While they may be f)00 Gree-'
ley Republicans in the State, there '
are probably 20,000 Democrats whoi
i I
will not vote for him.
It is mentioned as a curious factbv
old woodsmen that the beach and
sveamore trees are never struck bv
ni.- .i i, "
glltning, though found III close prox -
imity to oak, hickory, and trees of
Other Species that have lict ll seameil !
or torn to pieces by the subtle fluid. .
But is this a fact ?" '
A Democratic and Republican pn-
kt in Forest county nre disputing as '
to whether the Greeley party in that .
county number two orthree memlter-:. j
The ' in-i-ting it h only
A lady iu Dayton. Oliio, was bit
ten on the leg by a rattlesnake, as he
supposed. After drinking a large
quantity of alcohol, in the absence nf
whiskey to counteract the poison, it ;
was found that the cause of the trou
ble was a piece of barrel hoop she!
had stepped on. and w Inch, iiitlyimr!
up, had struck her sufficiently hard to;
draw blood.
The story is told of Ben. Butler's
earlier days that a Vanke obtained1
his legal opinion how to recover the '
value of a ham which a licighlior's :
uog came along and ate. lie was
advised t prosecute and recover fur
the ham wa worth, was told tiv
dollars, paid the money, and then de
manded u ten-dollar fee of the aston
ished native fr legal advice.
The Danbury News says: "
young lady writes to learn why we
do not have a department for answers
to correspondents." The reason is
simple. We onee announced we
would gladly receive questions on
various topics and endeavor to an
swer them satisfactorily. The firt
inquiry received was in relation to a
little amount we owed the writer.
We think it was eight dollars. We
Inirrowed the money and returned a
'satisfactory answer,' but it put back
our, business fully a year. The youn g
lady thinks such a department wuiild
le very lively. We found it so.
Stair Rods, &c, &c.
A Full and Carefully Selected Slo.k.
liOVAlil), HOSE & CO.,
.ITTK1.I lUall. 1A.
juae Vi-'V2.
Constitution of Fennsylyania. :
Joint Iteholulion Proposing a lin
eailneat to Ihe t'onot iluliuu wl I'enu
ajrltauia: lie it Rftolwi y Me Senate and Howie of Rep- 1
retrntatim f Ihe t vmmontrttllli of Vnjjci
aia ia t.rnetml Auemblf met. That'the ..ll..in- j
amendment nf the Oinxiitutln ot this t'oiiititoit
weuttli le prop! to the efiplefor their adoption :
or refection, pursuant to the provisions ot the tenth ,
article thereof to wit t
Strike out the sixth neetl-in of the Huh article
of the t '.institution, and Insert In lien thereof the
Mlowintr: A State Treasarer "hall he chosen by
the qmillfleil elr.tnr of the State, at sneli times !
and lor such term of aervii as oliall lie prrscrilied I
' Spe:ikr of tha House of Kcpn-sentatlves.
Speaker of the Senate.
AppKoviin The twenty-econl day of March, '
Anno Domini one thousand elirht hundred and ev-,
etity twa. JNO. W. UKAKY. I
- Prepared ami eerttrtej for puhlienlion pursuant !
to the Tenth Article uf the Constitution.
" . i Secretary u( tM Cummvnwcailh.
DUioe tiecretary of the Commonwealth, i
HarrUliunr,, June th, 1STX juU ,
DALE CITY, Somerut Co., Pi.,
Artificial Teeth, warranted to be orthe very best ,
quality. Life-like and Handsome, ltuerted In the j
besttfyle. Particular attention paid tu the pre-
the river, completely wrecking the;,,rjr i sit ia bam-i at ,.!,.,,
engine and two material ears. The " w.Varnetir the emiim.,i
engineer, named Vpshaw.was in.-tant- "ur '""" i"-n.u un.i eui..m. rs an.m. '
lr I III ,11.' l i , Kenerally. It i our intention ti a.! "'
ly kllJCll. t our laborers Were also lre.l lnre ami cnu.i. te . i .. '
crrauon oi ine natural teetn. lnoae wuinnn wi Also, i .a it r-- ,r" . V- puiiiie it1
consult me by letter, ean do o bv eucloslux stauip. i attention paid to FlhN ACt-S u
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Notions, Ribbons,
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To Uacli Subscriber.
An-l l.i t liil.? ol T. n or more, lo it: Aim. :
Forty-Five Cents
To retell Sultot ribcr.
X'.ne I'UI i-h .-"u) riri..n n-.-eivi--
oww Ihe Time to SnWri
J-Svnd nu.ney letter at our ri-k.
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lv tlie pmteAtiiiu. It lu n i ran'iil m 1
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ie,-uh;ir to IciimW' It a sure anil Vuv; . -
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In ?lif.rt. It hcinif a Rrmtdf setlnjr thp u.t
! Circulation of Ihr Mood in M the im;r.-
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! most any curable tlineajie.
i For sale l.y M EY F.RS A A N A W ALT. I
: Pa., ami hy dealer in Family Ki!i. iiw
.where. Jul?
STOP AND RE Al. I Tic of the inv:. -t i
tases 1 now otteml In Tennrfe an.' !
tacky Liiods, which have heen si-Uvte-i
: present owner Willi .special care as tu broii:
, itut'tivencsn of soil, convenience ol ru
' river facilities, ami a thon.uub t xaiumati t
tics. These I.and are now ollrrcl 31
, price. U enable every liulustrious man to l;'t
iter his own vine anal "li tree," an.1 to ai i:'
I very profitable investment. F.-r full (art
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Watches, Clocts anl JftS
No. 68 Fifth Avenue,
Agents Wanted
Wherever the FLORENCE Machine '
Introduced, it ha mat with the re:iic-t
It is the only machine making 1,ur'',l!1'.l .
e. ami having the Reversible Feed. ,
err I perfect, and tha notion po?it'r- '(.
Iiiht, and very t, and sews ei-ar ,r " '
ru-sj. ine Hemmer will turn wi -hems,
and fell lieautilullv.- All attacn"-
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F.ir information apply to or address
i r tit n f" Villi. '
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june lrTl.
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