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   Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - June 26, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania                                4 NINTH TEAK-NO- 100. LOCK HAVEN, PA.. TflUKSDAY. JUNE 20, 1890. PBIOE-TWO CENTS EV^NING^EXPHESS il^LOE BKOTHEKS - - - WbLTSHBKS THE RKfli It I. It AN STATE TICKET. Tho nomination of Senator George Wallace Delamatflr for Governor by tbe Republican Couvimtiou at liarriHburj; yesterday bad boon auticipated for sorae time aud is therefore no surprise. He lead iu tbe oaacaes for delegated apd wout into tbe Convedtiou with more instructed delegates than either of tbe other candidates. Tbia prestige naturally wod biro votes from his opponeuts when it was found tbut neither of them bad nufiioicnt lo nominate and (bat tbe field could not unite against him. His friends worked earucRt-ly for his success from tbe beginning of the can vase, which was one of the most exoitiog in tbe history of Pennsylvania politics. He lead all tbe other candidates from tbe start aud maintained this lead up to his nomination. Where there were so many candidates seeding the Domination many disappointments are sure to follow, but these should not he ails wed to create internal dis&eutions iu tbe parry aud work against tbe triumphant election of the Buooessful nominee, Tbe fight for tbe nomination was a free and open one and there aboard be none but -DelamaLer Republicans m Pennsylvania to-day. The ticket was completed by the nomination of Senator Louis A. Watres, of Lackawanna county, for Lieutenant Governor on the first ballot and tbe renomi-u at ion of Thomas J. Stewart, of Montgomery county, for Secretary of Internal Affairs by acclamation. Tbe platform is a strong oue and will command hearty support, and this with the tioket presents a combination that will carry the State by an old fashioned Republican majority next Xovember. CURRENT COMMENT. It la all bosh to say Mr. Blaine is a free trader. All he wishes is not to make our ports free to certain articles, unless we get some reciprocal advantages therefor. Thk Republican party can very well afford to meet tbe Democracy this fall on the free trade and free coinage platform, created by tbe Democratic leaders, and abide the result in confidence. Quern Victoria takes no Btock in narrow pointed shoes. She believes in comfort, regardless of fashion and not only wears broad toed shoes herself, but insists that all the younger members of the r jyal family, tbe second and third generation?, shall do the same. The triumph of the unlimited Bilver coinage men was short lived. They are onoe more in tbe lurch and likely to remain there. It is generally conceded that no Bilver bill will pass at the preseut session containing a free coinage clause, and none should. No fruit, or very little of it, and that of inferior quality, will come to us this year from our own or adjoining States. We shall have no peaches from tbe Peninsula, or from New Jersey, and the few apples likely to reach the market will be of tbe most inferior character, and the same is predicted of pears. These failures of the general fruit crop will be severely felt. Fob a number of years the L'uited States has been coining silver dollars at the rate of 2,000,000 per month, putting about seventy-eight cents worth of silver into a dollar and then passiog it off for one hundred oenta That was bad enough, but then tbe twenty-two cents profit went into the national treasury, increasing the surplus to that extent. If we lost as individuals we at least gained as a community. But free coinage would reverse all this. It proposes to take these twenty-two cents from tbe nation, to whom it belongs, if to any one, and give it to private individuals,.. Very few cities or towns are satisfied with tbe census returns. Because tbey have not increased as rapidly in population as tbey expected they assail the correctness ot> tbe returns. That slight errors have occurred everywhere was to be expected, but that they at all aflect tbe general integrity of the census is not to be believed for a moment. None Been more disappointed than Philadelphia, which �hows a gain of only about 23 per cent, although she bad a record of 26 per cent, during the decade Tom 1870 to 1880. New York has grown 35 per cent, since 1880 and some other large cities still more. Sudden  Death. Mr. John Caldwell died very suddenly at bis residence, in Salona, this morning about 4 o'clock. He retired in ususal health, and as tbe air was cool, his wife arose and closed tbe sleeping room door, , after which she returned to bed. As she lay down for a morning nap Mr. C. nuked "Did you close tbe door?" A few moments after this tbe wife spoke to him but tho vital spark bad fled. Ho bad made no complaint of feeling unwell before or after retiring, and at the time our informant left Salona the can so of death had not been learned. DELAIATER IBS. Tie tosforil County Senator Gets the Nomination For GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA On the Second Ballot Amidst the Wildest Enthusiasm. SENATOB WATRES FOE SECOND PLAOE Tbat of Lieutenant Governor and Honest Thomas J, Stewart for Secretary of Internal Affaire- A Ticket That HeeCa the Demands of the Masit* ami the Strong Unanswerable Flatform or Principles on Which It Stand*-Republican Watch Fires flaming- Briffhtl? and Union Greets the Labors or the Convenliuii. Haiiiusdl'HG, June 25.-As foreshadowed in these dispatches yesterday, tbe Republican State Convention this after-nooD nominated Hon. George Wallace Delamater, the Crawford Senator, for Governor, arriving at thi6 conclusion on the second ballot. Convention was not quite an hour in making the nomination. Just at tbe close and before the olerks could complete their tally it was discovered by Delamater's friends tbat he lacked but four votes of a majority, and exoitement became intense. Then began a change from Hastings but the deciding, or 103d vote necessary, was cast by Emerson Col-line, of the Lycoming knot of McCor-mick's supporters. Mr. CollinB' original second choice was Stone. Convention adjourned after DenVmiter's nomination had been made unanimous, in order to look about and straigbten things to some order. Major Montooth'a Allegheny delegation of supporters, faithful and enthusiastic to the end, left on tbe first evening train west, tbe Major positively declining to be considered outsideof first plaoe. The Convention then, on first ballot after tbe recess, completed the ticket by nominating Hon. Louis A. Watres, ofSeranton, State 8enator from Lackawanna county, and Colonel Thomas "J. Stewart, tbe present incumbent, for Secretary of Internal Affairs. COSVEKTION   IX DETAIL. Tbe Republican State Convention for 1890 had commencement exercises in tbe Opera House to-day in the presence of an audience gathered from every seotion of Pennsylvania. It was an awful crush. Temporary organization was effected by the election of District Attorney George S. Graham, of Philadelphia, who slopped briskly forward and, taking the gavel, had compassion on the sweltering mass by making his speech of acceptance brief, reading from manuscript. "We must act to preserve the spririt of unity and stand together," said Mr. Graham. "Parties are greater than men," was a Beatimeot greeted by sturdy cheers. He spoke of the achievements of the Republican party, the party of ideas and progress, and hiB words touching protection to American industry against foes within and foes without was a popular slogan. "Every ballot equal and every ballot counted in tho South," sounded a righteous sentiment, and "free schools and free education," and "prohibition on the importation of pauper labor," were other telling oampaigu banner themes let loose. A ripple in tbe exercises swept over the convention when the Berks county contest-the only one of tbe day, was introduced, but it subsided until later. Tbe committee on contested seats was announced forthwith, with David II. Lane, of Philadelphia, as chairman. Five of the seven members were Delamater delegates. Then the convention indulged in a recess to enable the committees to frame reports. While the orowd waited those in tbe gallery whistled "Aunie Rooney,'' and other favorite airs. There was any amount of cheering, but tbe Hastings kind prevailed oven if it didn't have tho voteB. Finally after an hour's waiting the committee on contested elections reportod in favor of tbe Higb faction of the lierks Republicans, and delegate trouble dropped there. Permanent organization was effected with Walter S. Lyon, of Pittsburg, as chairman, with the usual secretaries. Mr. Lyon is Uuitcd States District Attorney of Western Pennsylvania. His speech wae a ringer. At this juncture it took another hour to take in dinner and business did not resume before three o'clock when elo queDce began its How for favorite sons and nominations were made. The soenes previous to the re opening were wild and boisterous. There was cheering for Delamater and cheeriug for Hastings. No candidate escaped this sort of attention. Of oourse, tbe band played and the galleries took up tbe strains In ways tbat made tbe rafters ring. There was fan too, for everybody.   Then Chairman Lyman D. Gilbert presented the platform of resolutions which follow in full: THJ? rLATFOKM. Ooce more tbe Republicans of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in convention assembled send fraternal greetings to their party brethren throughout the nation, and congratulate them and ourselves upon the victory won in 1888 by the purity of Republican principles and the patriotism of Republican citizenship. In keeping with tho history and the duty of our party, we make tbe following declaration of principles for the betterment of the political government and tbe benefit of our fellow* citizens: We believe tbat every lawful voter has the right to cast a free ballot at every pub lie election, and have it properly counted and certified; and we call upon CorigroBS to adopt such legislation as will prevent a suppression or falsification of the vote of our fellow citizens at elections of officers of National Government and will end political slavery throughout the nation Our care for the welfare of those, who upon tbe field of battle carried to triumph the principles of Republiean faith, will end only when tbe last loyal soldier of tho civil war shall have entered into his honored rest. We heartily eommend tho eourse of the present congress, for its passage of the Disability Pension bill, whereby every soldier and sailor of tbe Republic,disabled from any cause, may obtain from the government ho has faithfully served tbe means of livelihood, and we will not cease to urge upon tho National Legislature the passage in the near future of sueh a sor-vioe pension bill in behalf of the soldiers and sailors of the war for the Union as shall place them on an equal footing with tbe defenders of the Republic in all pre vious wars. The claim which the citizens of the border counties of our commonwealth make upon the general government for the loss they susttained in their homes and property at the hands of tbe enemy during tbe late war, is one which national patriotism should respeot and honor, and we urge upon our Congressmen the use of every proper effort to have it quickly and completely satisfied. We endorse the tariff bill called tbe "McKinley bill," in the form in whioh it was passed by the House of Representatives, and va denounce the aritioism passed upon that bill in the English Parliament as an unwarranted interference by a foreign nation with tbe right of the American people to protect Amerioan industries. We affirm one of the earliest principles of our party when we deolare that Amerioan workers should, like American manufacturers, receive national protection; and we request of the General Government the striotest enforcement of tbe laws forbidding the entrance Into and employment in this country of pauper and contract laborers of foreign nations. We urge upon Congress the immediate necessity of passing suoh legislation as will prevent the importation and sale of oleo-margerine, and of intoxicating liquors in tbia Commonwealth contrary to our Aots of Assembly regulating and restricting the same, and empower every state to enforoe its local laws relating thereto in the manner and in accordance with the intent and purpose with which they were enacted. Tbe phenomenal increase of our population and of our commerce, foreign and domestic, with tbe decrease in the circulation of our national banks, renders it imperatively essential to tbe general good, in our judgment, tbat there shall be a speedy and substantial increase in the currenoy of the country, uncompromisingly hostile to monometalism, whether of gold or Bilver, and earnestly favoring the use of both as coin metals. The Republican party of Pennsylvania demands the enaotment by the Congress now in session of such legislation as will, while securing the fullest use of silver as money, moBt oertainly secure and maintain a parity between tho two metals. Ballot reform is, and will. remain, tbe watchword of our party in every state, and we especially congratulate our political brethreu in New York upon tbe fact that altbough their Democratic Governor eoutd deform, be could not wholly defeat their efforts to secure a free ballot for every Amerioan voter throughout their Btate. We charge the members of tbe next General Assembly wftb tbe duty to pass such laws, and if necessity should arise, to provide for such changes in the Constitution of our State, as will insure to every, voter perfeot seoreoy and freedom in exercising bis right of suffrage. For almost thirty years the finances of this State have been under the control of our party. During tbat time we devised a system of taxing corporations which Berves as a pattern for, aud h as been taken as a guide by many sister States, in their effort to collect revenue for public purposes. We have paid off tbe debt which the Democratic party of this State created during a time of peaoe, we have almost extinguished the debt which the Democratic party inflicted upon us daring the civil war, and years ago we lifted from the borBes and the cattlo, the lands and tbe homes of all our fellow oitizens tbe burdons of State taxation. But the depression under which our agricultural interests now Buffer has made tbe present system of taxation bear heavily upon them, and we therefore pledge ourselves to lighten tbat burden, and as far as possible to equalize taxation. To tbat end we reoomrnond that the surplus revenue derived from State taxation be used to lessen tbe taxation now laid upon real estate for local purposes by applying it, so far an it will in tbeir legislative wisdom avail, to tho inorease of tho appropriation for the support of tbe common schools, for the supply of text-books for use, and to making appropriations for tho improvement of the indigent insane, for the expenses of the jury system, and of the holding of the general eleotiona. If thereby there should bo necessity for enlarging our surplus revenue we favor a JuBt and equitable increase in the taxation of property of corporations. Wo recommend that the local system of taxation he so reformed as to permit the taxation of moneyed capital for local purposes to bucU au extout as to enable the local authorities to reduce the rate of taxation upon real estate to an equitable basis. Wo require of tbe General Assembly vigilance in making appropriation of the public money and of our eharitable in- stitutions receiving state aid the strictest economy in the expenditures. We heartily endorse the administration of President Harrison, and deolare that its wise conservatism, it* undoubted integrity and its manifest efficiency deserves the unqualified approval of the whole nation. We gratefully record the cootinued confidence of tbe Republicans of Pennsylvania in the wisdom, integrity and statesmanship of tbe Hon. 3. Donald Cameron, our senior Senator at Washington, D. C, so emphatically majtifest in all bis past services, and we aocept them aa positive assurances for his faithfulness and efficiency in tbe future. For the Chairman of our National Committee, our junior Senator of the United States, M. S. Quay, we feel a lasting sense of gratitude for his matohiesa services in tbe last Presidential campaign. As a oitiien, a member of the General Assembly, as Secretary of the Commonwealth under two successive administrations, as State Treasurer by tbe overwhelming suffrages of bis fellow citizens, and as Senator of the United States, be has won and retains our respect and confidence, ' We commend the course of Hod. Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the National House of Representatives, in manfully preventing the obstruction of legislation, and tbe waste of public time and money, and we tender him tbe congratulations and thanks of the Republican party of Pennsylvania. We express our gratification with the administration of Governor James A. Beaver, and congratulate him upon tbe fact tbat his oourse has been marked by wisdom, integrity, strict devotion to tbe welfare of all the people, which will entitle him to tbe esteem and gratitude of the citizens of the State ia all tbe ooming years. tjie nominations. Colonel John J, Oarter, ex mayor of Titusville, inaugurated the speech making for candidates. He introduced the name of Hon. George W. Delamater. "He ia earnest, brave, loyal and capable," was tbe tribute of qualities paid him-"A typical Amerioan was George Wallace Delamater," brougVt down the house into several minutes of cheering. C. Stuart Paterson, of Philad ilphia, seconded tbe nomination. George B. Orlady, a leader of tbe Huntingdon bar, and life loug friend of General Daniel H. Hastings, came next. Mr. Orlady said he is the man "who, if nominated, will have a majority of 00,000, a man of the people, and who lives in an undisputed young manhood." Every senteice was oheored. Here ** a typical burst of eloquence. "Hastings ft of a* faotion." "Ever since the nomination of General Harrison the Republican party baa been a dead party," was a startler of a sentence that took the house by storm. "We want something to waken as up, and this log cabin candidate has measured tbe fall line of neoessity." The reference to Johns town was pathetio to an extreme. "Tbe plough boy of Clinton, tbe school teacher of Centre, tbe orator at Chioago, the hero of Johnstown," were terms that led oheer alter cheer. Said Orlady in conclusion, "I come with a man whose success does not depend upon whom the enemy may nominate, whose publio reoord and life need do explanation." W. F. Sheffer, of Chester, seconded the nomination. Colonel Alfred Dart, of Wilkesbaore, named General E. S. Osborne. He was a humorous fellow andcoughton handsomely. Major W. C. Moreland, City Attorney of Pittsburg, presented Major E. A. Mon-tooth. He said that be had no biographical considerations to bring "but an American boy from head to foot, instead." W. E. Ries, the law partner of Hon. Charles W. Stone, presented the name of Governor Beaver's Sooretary of State. W. W. Browa, was the second. Emerson Collins, of Lycoming, nominated Hon. Henry Clay McCormick. There was a capital statement of anoestral timber, and be said right after, "that for twenty years he, Mr, Moormiok, has made hay in the Democratic rook-ribbed county of Lycoming." He referred to Mr. Mo-Cormick's election to Congress in 188G, hiB majority of 3,000 in the district, including 800 from bis borne county, and claimed tbat the nomination would be eminently wise aud good, for "hiB nomination would relieve the atmosphere of all bitterness and doubt. There was great ohei r ing at the close. TUB BALLOT. Calling of tbe roll begun at 4:25 p. m. on the first ballot. The result follows. The total vote east was 201 Delamater......... HaslinKS........... Montootb. -,....... Stone............. Osborne... 1st ballot. 2d ballot ........S4 99 .........W 61 .........ai at .........15 16 . 8 S McCormicK...............................3 ;i Four changes followed before the vote was announced, and Lycoming bad the deciding vote, Emerson Collins' change making tbe requisite 103, and nominating Mr. Delamater. The reBult was greeted by prolonged and tremendous ebeering. The personnel of tbe convention is not remarkable. In fact there are few stroog men here when it comes down to well known political characters-but the vast body is a young element, young men, the workers in the ranks, and tbey have hold or at least they think they have, which ib practically tho same thing. Senator Dela-mater's father was an interested spectator, and John Cessna kept him oompany. Taking up tho triumph of their oliiof tho Meadville Dolamator club proceeded i iu a body to the Locbiel Hotetl and engaged in a band serenade, thousands standing about as enthusiastic witnesses to the event. Then the crowds took to marching, and notwithstanding tbe wilting heat there are parades everywhere cheering the tioket to tbe echo. THE EVENING SESSION. When the delegate* earns together at half-past 7 o'clock to complete the ticket it was plain to all that the convention bad performed tbe interesting part of the work. The galleries, wbioh bad been crowded to suffocation at the other session, were comparatively empty. During tbe recess Major Montooth bad positively deceived that he would not accept tbe second place under any consideration. This left the choice between Watres and Martin, and it was understood tbat Watres was to be tbe man. When the convention began its work Professor Lyte, of Lancaster, was the first man recognized after Chairman Lyon declared nominations to be in order. He proceeded to place before the convention the name of E. K. Martin. He referred to Lancaster's location, her increasing Republican majority and the faot tbat she bad never bad representatives on tbe tioket. He said his candidate was one of the boys who left Lancaster county and went to the front to fight for bis country when but a boy of sixteen years. His candidate, he said, would not only add strength to the tioket but would fill the office honorably and with credit to himself and the party. When he named his candidate, E. K. Martin, there were cheers in tbe galleries. Warren, of Lackawanna, said he came to present Lackawanna's candidate for Lieutenant Govarnor. He said bis candidate was a self made man. Ha was a man for whom all Republicans oould turn in without any diffioulty. He referred to the fact that Senator Watres had twice carried a strong Democratic county by more tban 1,500 majority. Be said Senator Watres, his candidate, would add strength to tbe tioket already assured of success by its candidate for Governor. Semuel E. Carvin, of Philadelphia, placed J. A. M. Passmore in nomination. He claimed tbe nomination was due Pass-more in order that he might have an opportunity to go before the people for vindication. Brown, of Schuylkill, seconded the nomination of Passmore in an Impaa-sinate speech. He made an earnest appeal for Passmore's nomination, saying the party owed it to him. The nominations oloaed with Brown's speech and roll call was immediately orderred. By tbe time Allegheny county bad oast its almost solid vote for Watres, it became apparent that tbe Laekawanna man was the winner, and Brown, of Sohnylkill, withdrew the name of Passmore to simplify matters. The ballot then continued to the end with Watres and Martin as rival candidates. Tbe ballot resulted as follows: Watres...................... Martin.................... ..165 .. 39 Watres was declared tbe nominee and his nomination was immediately made unanimous. William R. Leeds, of Philadelphia, then moved that Thomas J. Stewart be nominated by acclamation for Secretary of Internal Affairs. This was seconded by Foster, of Allegheny, and on motion went through with a whoop. The Chair then announoed that the only business for theoonventioD to transact was the election of a Chairman of tbe State Committee (or one year from January 1 next. William H. Andrews, of Crawford, tbe present Chairman, nominated General Daniel H. Hastinga for the position. William R. Leeds, of Philadelphia, immediately asked if be had been authorized to make the nomination. Andrews replied that be bad. General Hastings was then elected without a dissenting vote, and three rousing cheers were given. Hastings declined the State Chairmanship and Andrews was re-elected. TBI republican OANDIDATB8. Brief Sketches of Delamater, Watres and Stewart-A Strong Combination. Probably no Pennsylvanlan figuring conspicuously In public affairs to-day has risen more rapidly In leadership or acquired greater distinction in the last few rears tban George Wallace Delamater.wbose name was presented by Crawford county as a candidate for Governor. He was born at Mead vine, Pa., on March 31,1819, ami Is or tbe eighth generation or the family. Sis maternal ancestry is traced back nine generations on this side of tbe Atlantic His father, Geo. B. Delamater, la well known throughout the Commonwealth as having preceded him In the Btate Senate from the Crawford-Erie district, and as a very successful business man. With a preliminary education In the common schools, Wallace entered Allegheny College in bis native town, and afterward studied at Harvard Law School. After throe years devoted to active practice of his profession, he took advantage of business opportunities presenting themselves and made his mark early In the commercial world. He Is at the head of the house of Delamater & Co., bankors, of Meadville, a director of tbe Merchants National Bank or Meadville, president and owner of a controlling Interest In the Meadville and LtnesvillelRallroad, president of the Meadville Fuel Company and an active spirit In numerous other enterprises In the western section of the State. He was elected Mayor or Moadvllle In 1876,Senatorial delegate to the State Couventlon In 1878, obairman at the Republican County Committee for the campaign of '.KM ��* W.a O""*1" Presidential elector in If*, and State denator In 18SI1-Ho was the recognised Republican leader in tbe State Senate last session. Senior Delamater has always been an ardent aud devoted Republican, and the service to his party which has commanded greatest praise and won htm most commendation was the work done In assisting Chairman Quay in the last Presidential eampalfn. Senator Delamater did eflective ,ork on the stump as well as at the National Committee headquarters. His capacity for political leadership was first shown by bis remarkable success In uniting the Republicans of the northwestern part of trie State in the past few years. As a member of the State Senate be was always modest and courteous, yet determined and aggressive when there was occasion to surmount obstacles before which many .would have faltered. He bad a practical knowledge of the needs ol tbe people rrom hlalntlmateacquaintance with the varied resources and industries of the Commonwealth, and used tbts to advantage In shaping and directing legislation. He Is credited with ail the qualities tbat go to make a cautious, careful and successful Executive, and is most popular with those, who know him best. uwu aethus watbxs. Louis ArthurWatres was the choice of thefte-pubilcans of Northeastern Pennsylvania for the nomination of Lieutenant Governor. Ever since his election to the State Senate he has been in the field as an active candidate for that office. Senator Watres was born at Ml. Vernon, Lackawanna county, April 21,1851. He isoneol the most successful young men In business and politics la that section of the State. He started In lifeat the bottom round of the ladder. He picked coal in the culm dumps of the anthracite region, then drove steam, olerked In a store, worked on a farm, weighed coal for the Delaware and Hudson Coal Company and filled the positions of postmaster's clerk, deputy sheriff, and teller and cashier In a bank. He studied law with John Handy and was admitted to the bar in 1S78. He has been County Solicitor of Lackawanna and iu 1882 became the Republican candidate for State senator In tbe Twentieth district, which comprises in a large degree the mining portion of Lackawanna and Luaerne counties. Although the district Is Democratic, Watres' personal popularity won him an election by a handsome majority. He was re-elected In 1886 by,an Increased majority. In 1887 he was appointed Inspector of Rine Practice for the National Gnard by Governor Beaver on account of the record for marksmanship made by company A, of Scranton. of which he Is a captain. When be took charge of the department there were only 1,300 marksmen In the National Guard. Under his supervision the number bas increased to 4,309. Senator Watres Is largely Interested in business enterprises In bis district, and bas a record at Harrlsburg as au earnest worker and an able legislator. THOHAS j. stewart. No better testimonial of tbe popularity of Thomas J. Stewart could be wished for than tbe unusual tribute of his being unopposed for ^nomination rarSecreUryof Internal Affairs, while such a scramble was golngoh for the two other places on tbe ticket. Colonel Stewart is one of the most genial and companionable officials in theComrnonwealtb,andhelB continually adding to his already very large list of friends. Born near Belfast, Ireland, in September, 1818, he was brought by his parents tbe next year to Norrlstown, which has since been his borne. He served in the Union army toward thecloseofthewar, has been adjutant of the Sixth Regiment, N. G. Pa., and a conspicuous worker In the Grand Army of the Republic No man in the State has a wider personal acquaintance among the veterans. His administration of tbe office of Secretary of Internal Affairs bas met with general commendation. There was scarcely a suggestion of opposition to bis renomlnatlon. He goes on the ticket again as special representative of tbe Grand Army men and none doubt tbat his renomlnatlon will meet with their warm and hearty approval. Tbe Normal Ktarnlnallons. The examinations were oonolnded yesterday at noon and the examiner* spent tbe afternoon considering the merits of each candidate. The Board of Examiners, consisting of Doctors Eidon, Morrow and Hoack and Superintendents Brungsrd and Youngman met at 8 p. m., and commenced the work of balloting and deciding who'ought to graduate and who ought to be promoted to the Senior oiaas. The students were called together at 10:15, when the decision was announced by Prof. Houok, president of the board. He stated that all the seniors had passed and then proceeded to read the names of the juniors who had been promoted. He read tbe names of all tbe ladies and omitted the names of nine gentlemen. Two of these were not members of tbe school bat came to try tbe examination. After the announcement speeebM were made by all of the examiners, who kept tbe students roaring with laughter for an bonr. Thirty seniors (all of them) and forty-four juniots stood the test. Homeward Bound, The spesial train sonveylng the Delamater men to their homes in. the western part of tbe state passed through this city about five o'clock tbia morning. Then were six coaches on- Erie Mail train this morning, all of which were crowded with men who had been attending the Republiean Convention at Harrisburg. Moat of the men wore the badges of tbeir favorites. Overcome by the Heat. Ex-Water Superintendent McGill overoome by tbe beat of tbe sun shortly after noon to-day, at the corner of Hen derson and Churoh streets. He fell oc the Bidewalk and was slightly Injured about tbe head by the fall. Assistance was rendered to him by people living tbat locality and he soon recovered and was able to proceed to bis borne, was A PALACE Or SILENCE. Tbe Sad Story or. a Beautiful New; Tork ilouse. From the Ladles' Home Journal.    . . There is in New York, npon one of the most fashionable thoroughsaree, a magnificent house, a veritable palace, which can never be looked at by the sentimental woman witbont a tear coming to her eye because of the story attached to it. It was designed and built by one of the richest men in New York-the head of an old Dutch family-for the woman he loved. Throughout the whole house, wblob might have been sailed "Toe House Beautiful," were the colors, furnishings, ornaments and dainty touches that .were the young bride's tan to. The bell room, in which she expected to* trip so many merry measures, was walled and ceiled in many colored marbles; but the lover himself directed tbe building of the poito oochere under whioh her carriage wae to (oil, so tbat, stepping oat, she would not be touched by � drop of rain or  flake of snow. Everything was ready; the horses were pawing in the stable, waiting for the day to come when they would carry tbeir new mistress out, the : coachman and the footman bad their big. white roeettes at hand to wear on tbe wedding daj; the house was full: of fragrance, for beautifui flowers were massed to please the ct>miag mistress, and everything seemed to be iu harmony with all: this thoughtful, toring care; for the sun shone bright, and it was somebody's wedding day. -. ;M Yes; bat it wasn't en earthly weilainc, for when, with quick footsteps, her.mother went to wake the expeotant Jwlde, she fonnd her dead. The last kiss ah* had given bad been to her lover the night before. The last kiss he. ever gave; any human being begave.tober as she rested in her coffin. But he Uvea on ha theneaa-tiful house and doe* with his great tor; tone a deal of good, all ia tbe nsauaf the woman he loved. The shutters, are oarer opened iu that wonderful house, the carriage has never been-used, no feet have danced in the ball room;' but it and the solitary nun are there as evidences of, i the fact tbat a love can so oompleeely tllLUia heart that all life is nothing withoas It. ' � --- * r-. .:--,;.    /a * Late last night the frisnda of : Senator Delamater In Harrisburg -Uraieiie4,Gkn-: eral D. H. Hasting* s serenade. -The: General made a. speech.. endoraing rthe tioket and pledging his hearty support to; tea candidates nominated. Tbe(f*Uowint; Is, what General HasUngssaU: "Iana jUy publican, and a Repablioan.in good stead? Ing in the party. - It i* the party ol the, majority, The will honestly .expreased, always has been and always wU be, right. I bow to the majority and will gtreasy hearty, loyal, glad support to every nojsmU. nee.",      . , ;!. ,. �      ,. k.-^. A Ride for Pleasure.' The steamer * 'City of took^tfaVro^wiiji notcrowdedwhen shlti left itef^i^^d night for Queen's Run,: ouV, a*Ws*^ns? fairly large crowd or pleasure seek'eri:,oiij board. The orchestra jfas 'therc'e^so a-pd the trip up' the river and 'ret/uro^wia highly enjoyable. ' Tbe moon' ,. (Aohe brightly, and the music was' excellent, The orchestn, we hadetiUii, hi''jSirjo a* regular feature of thW moonlight; tlxeur-slons hereafter. ' '." ''^ 'SI" -Death or an Old CitHaw. -John Rayhorn, an old and welt -known oitizen, died yesterday afternoon mt tbtf residenoe of bis son-ln-iaw, Jotre-B. Iftestii" oorner of Jay and Bmld Bagls e*r*etik;'T%* funeral will take place Friday- aflestiodW services to be held at the '-Mujs* wt'3 o'clock and interment to be saaeWtn^agrr-1 land cemetery. The deoeeevjdluvl-been ill for a long time, ard leave* a1' wii%r'oae' son and five daughters. -..;ii.��-s s!.s� -   -... �:a,� .;.�.-- ,!."/.- p.... -> Aa.Weethu Jaavlrw..,- r,i :o-a->t> Tbe mean temperatore of 59 ataUo>�>B the State duricg the month we* 58 itograpy which is about 1� below the wnsal. , The> prevailing wind was from the weet j *ndi the average precipitation 6.71 inabe*,. >iaj an excess of three and orie^naif iaebae.! Tbe 17th, 28th and 29th were, the vOnly,. days on whioh no rain was reported.   � � < Finished To bay. ' The work of tbe contractors on 'the Island bridges will be finished to-day and if tbe filling in at the abutments is oosn-' Dieted the bridges will be ready for teams to cross this evening. Tbe intense-heat for several days past' hat retarded the progress of the work somewhat. -,-^e__i_-..:-i:!'i....l.  ', Tenting on the Groaa. , Another tent was erected yesterday on, the green in front of the Court Hauee,end tbat place is beginning to assume aome-, thing of the appearance of a oampmeetlng ground. Tbe tent erected yesterday will be occupied by tbe ministers a* a place of. residence during tbeir stay in the city. Locast Grove Cainpmvetlaa. -Tbe annual campmeeting, under the auaploes of tbe African M. S. Chore*, will be held at Locust Grove, near Ptoe&sstlon, * commencing Thursday, July lOtb, to c*)-' tinue ten days.  Further particulars will -be given later.   

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