Tiie republican leaders of the county held a secret meeting in the supervisors room in the court house yesterday afternoon. At least the chairman of the meeting. Major Stevens of this city, warned those present to keep a close mouth about what was said and done. The ostensible purpose of the meeting was tó talk over the congressionaï situation. It was not kuown where the congressionaï lightning might strike. It was developed that Mr. Joseph T. Jacobs had some strong friends for the nomination. Brown, of the Times, headed the O'Donnell fires while Beal and Hiscock championed Jacobs. Capt. E. P. Allen had some friends in the convention, while there were a few possible dark horses in the convention. After a long talk a resolution was passed that it was too early to decide on a congressional nominee. Lightning might strike the very dark horses you see. Finding this to be the sentiment of the meeting, some unfriendly voice offered a resolution that Mr. Jacobs be indorsed. This would have practically nullified the resolution and was voted down, the vote standing 5 yes, 44 no. The leaders decided to make a determined effort to make the next board of supervisors republican. It is well for the democrats of the townships to make a note of this fact.