Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, January 13, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster intelligencer.
Running the "Machine."
The Examiner deludes at least
seeks te delude some of its mere simple
minded readers, with the idea that the
Grant movement lias its inspiration with
the people, and euly makes its way among
the politicians of its party against their
real wishes. It has net, however, the
shamelessness te deny that Conkling and
Cameren are avowedly for a third term,
and in conceding even this much it gives
away its whole case. Fer these two men
are in supreme command of the political
machinery of the greatest two states of
thejjnien and their train bands in a
national convention, joined with the
scalawag delegations from the Seuth,who
cannot command an electoral vote for
Grant or any ether Republican nominee,
can and likely will make Grant the can
didate of his party. It may be that he
will be named by acclamation, but if this
should come te pass it will net le by rea
son of popular enthusiasm for him, but
because the Sherman and Blaine men,
seeing his nomination a foregone conclu
sion and themselves powerless te prevent
it,will want te make the lest of the situa
tion and te keep themselves in counte
nance with the dominancy in their party.
Cameren and Conkling being in such
absolute control of the political machine
in their respective states, the manner in
which that machine is lxiing worked is
the best indication of what the managers
desire ; and by " machine " and "mana
gers " we mean that element in politics
which enforces the will of a clique, ol
faction, or set-up of a few men, against
the great drift of sentiment in their party.
New, in both New Yerk and Pennsyl
vania the Republicans are en record
against a third term and the masses of
the party continue in that feeling, but
the linwer of this " machine," of these
"managers," is being exercised te-day in
its favor. Hew this power is and can be
successfully exercised against the will of
the masses of the party is aptly shown in
this state and in this county.
The state committee is hastily and al
most secretly summoned te Philadelphia ;
nearly half of its scats are Tilled by sub
stitutes, most of them non-residents of
the districts they pretend te represent ;
the date of the convention is fixed at a
most unseasonable and unprccedentedly
early time ; by the same tactics it is ex
pected te pack and control the local se
lection of delegates te state and national
conventions. In this county the rules of
the party are being ignored, and though
the state convention is only three weeks
off, and the local party organ publishes
the call for the state and national con
ventions, no public move has yet been
made by the county chairman te provide
for the calling of a primary election or
ether means te elect delegates.
This apparent quietude is only super
ficial, however, and as seen as everything
has been duly " fixed " in this county,
the committee, packed if necessary, wil1
be assembled and a delegation te carry
nut. l)nn C:ininmn"s wishes will 1)0 sol
emnly appointed in the name of the lie
publican party of Lancaster county. In
the accomplishment of this end net only
will the rules of the party be violated,
but every principle of equity will be ig
nored. Fer, while the delegates te the
state convention represent representative
and senatorial districts, their selection
will net be left te the committeemen of
these several districts, but are te be
chosen by the whole committee. If the
committeemen of the " lower end "' were
allowed as is obviously their right te
select the delegates from the Thirteenth
senatorial and the First and Second rep
resentative districts of Lancaster county
there would be at least three anti-Cameeon
delegates te the Republican state
convention from this county, and one te
the national convention.
If the anti-Cameren element has any
spine here is the place te show it, by in
sisting that the " Bull Ringers " from
the northern district shall net interfere
in cheesing the lower end delegates. If
these obvious rights should be refused
them they will have a geed case te take
te Harrisburg and even te Chicago.
Oun esteemed Rull Ring contemporary
who thinks that interest in the third
term movement is confined te the Sun,
the Intelligence!, and the soreheads
of its own ranks, may find in the views
of Senater Sharen some reasons why
ether people should participate in the ag
itation. "When a man who holds his
seat in the United States Senate by pur
chase from a rotten pocket borough, in
which he does net even live, talks about
the wealth of the country demanding
Grant and a strong government te " turn
loose canister and grape " upon the peo
ple, avows that capital bears the burdens
of the people and should de the voting,
and that the Republicans will net sur
render control of affaire without " rivers
of bloodshed," it is likely that concern
ever the dangers threatened will spread
.and become general. But. when it comes
te talking about capital doing the voting,
it is te be remembered that the trackman
has as many votes as the railway presi
dent, and the Democratic blacksmith, or
honest laborer of any calling,has as much
bleed te shed in maintaining a free re
public as the Republican shoddy million
aire has te spare for the establishment of
his " strong government."
According te the estimate of the
Philadelphia Press, Judge Patterson?
Legislator Demuth, Editor Iliestand,
Revenue Office Clerk Eberman, District
Attorney Eshleman and Chairman
Brown are net among the " influential
and thoughtful leaders of Republican
thought, up here, whatever that means.
They should subscribe for a mere appre
ciative paper than the Press. It is mani
festly a Heg Ring organ.
Who is the "lone fisherman" that
would bait with Wm. M. Evarts ? He
must expect te angle in dark waters for
blind catfish.
Geist, Hiestand and Martin are the
Washburne men. When shall we three
meet again.
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THEceuntry waits breathlessly te hear
from Tem Davis, Bill Dean aad " the
.best workers in the 8th ward."
We cannot congratulate the Philadel
phia Times en the success which has at
tended its efforts te find out hew the po
litical " organs " of Pennsylvania stand
en the presidential question. With all of
our esteemed contemporary's fine scorn
for organs it would hardly claim that
Republican "sentiment was averaged by
the views of the Warren Jiej,ertcr and
Farmer, the Milten Miltenian, the Mill
Village Herald, or the Conneautville
Courier ; nor that any large impression
could le made en Democratic opinion
by the views of the Millheim Jevmal, the
Reading Pest, the Hamburg Sdmell Sdmell
pesl, the Linesville Leader, or the Ash
land Advocate. The Times' list is chielly
remarkable for what it does net show.
We wait te hear from McPhcrsen's
young man.
The dove that went out from the
Press ark has get back te his cote. He
says that the drift of Republican senti
ment is for Blaine ; the " thoughtful and
inlluential leaders of Republican
thought" are against a third term and
the national banks are divided.
Lkaxkii political
thrown out than that
ideas an; lteing
of .sending te the
Heuse the Democrats likely te be seen
lest te their party from the Senate.
Messrs. Wallace, Whyte, Thurman and
Kernan Would be of far mere use te the
Democracy and the country en the lloer
of the Heuse than in any private station
they are likely te adorn.
Hew mildly Fshlcman puts it, and te
think of Hay Brown possibly " joining
hands with the anti-Cameren men!" And
the Heg Ring and the Bull Ring shall lie
down together and Dr. Compten shall
lead them.
"Xew, it se happens that the editor of
the Xew Era, of all ether persons, finds
himself te be in a position te knew mere
about Ed. Martin's" preference for
Washburnc " than any ether person,"
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The Press man seems te think that
Postmaster Marshall. McMellen, Ment
zer and Sensenig are net te be consulted.
He ought te come up te a primary elec
tion. By the single rule of three it can be
figured out, if "Grant would be tee
heavy a lead te cany," what are J. W.
Jehnsen's chances for a second term.
" Don't you forget it" that, while
Charley Eberman is emphatic, his chief,
Tem Wiley reports no observation of the
Never? Maj. Rciwehl
" precious seldom."
? Yeu mean
Why was Judge Patterson taken and
his "brother Jehn B." left?
Senater Dawes is ill, and seems te be
Colonel Mesnv, who is United States
consul at Heng Keng, will start for home
this month.
Bret IIarte arrived in Londen in deli
cate health, and left en a visit te Xcwstead
Gen. Jacksen saved the bacon of his
country when he went te Packcnham at
Clialmcttc. JVi'M Orleans Picayune.
Mr. Algernon Sartoris, son in-law of
Grant, arrived from Europe yesterday in
the steamship Britannic.
Miss Garci:len, daughter of the ex-gev
erner, is m wasiimgten, tne guest ei .Mrs.
Congressman Frye, of Maine.
Mrs. Mrit.v Clark Gaines has bough in
Washington a building site en Massachu
setts avenue, near the Themas statue.
A number of Misseuriaus have organ
ized themselves into a society, having for
its object the erection of a monument in
memory of Gen. Frank P. Blair.
The new Senater, German, of Mary
land, used te be president of the National
base ball club of Washington, and is re
nowned as a geed "catcher."
The Duke of Marlborough has inti
mated te Lord Bcacensficld his wish te retire
from the lord lieutenancy of Ireland this
year, whatever may be the result of the
general election.
Senater Conkling was net en speaking
terms with the late Zachariah Chandler,
but he will nevertheless deliver a eulogy
en Senater Chandler en Thursday of this
Tem Tayler is described as a kindly,
domestic man, many of whose dearest
friends are Americans who, he says,
have an independence and freshness which
he enjoys. He often talks of visiting this
Mr. Spurgeon is still at Mentenc, and
is very much better, the sunny weather
taking, as he says, the rheumatism out of
him. "Surely," he adds, "I have the
best of people, te deal se lovingly with
their peer cripple of a minister."
Sir Julius Benedict's wedding attire
consisted of a dark-blue frock-coat, a white
waistcoat with white buttons, a sky-blue
tic and pearl-gray inexpressibles. The bride
is a very distinguished, attractive and
clever looking young lady of twenty-two.
Kearney says Mr. Parnell is an "intel
ligent giant 'and a bold man," who must
succeed. "I'm with him," he says,
"heart and soul, body and bleed. If I
were in Ireland, I'd believe in hacking the
heads off these iron-hoofed masters that
were shed in hell."
Signora Bersa, a young lady of the
Swiss Canten of Ticino, has just attained
te the dignity of the degree of "Laurcata
in belles lcttres," bestowed by the Univer
sity of Pavia. The degree had the always
highly prized appendix of "cum summa
laudc." Her examination extended ever
seven days, and must therefore, have
been tolerably severe.
Rev. Dr. Lcavitt, president of Lehigh
university, Bethlehem Pa., has tendered
his resignation, and a committee of the
trustees, te whom was entrusted the selec
tion of a successor, has tendered the presi
dency te Hen. R. A. Lamberton, of Har
risburg. It is said that Mr. Lamberton
has net yet cxprsscd his action in tbc
matter, but is holding it under considera
tion. Mrs. Scott Siddons has thrown the
modest members of the faculty of Asbury
university, Greencastle, Ind., into a panic.
She recently delivered readings in the
town, and complimented her audience by
appearing in a handsome party dress,
which the college faculty denounced at
prayers, while the students, of course,
side with the mistress of, Mrs. Siddons's
silky poodle.
It was IIepwektu Diven who first be
friended indeed "discovered" Gerald
Massey, and the friendship which was
thereby engendered between editor and
poet led te the hitter's joining the Athc
nwnn staff. With the first batch of books
which he sent te Massey for review he
also sent a letter of instructions, which
he couched in these terms : "Be just ; he
generous ; hut if you de meet with a
deadly ass, sling him up !"
The Duke of Argyll was once giving
evidence before a committee of the Heuse
of Commens en the temperance question.
"But," said a member inquiringly, "one
Bailie MacPhcrsen, apparently a person of
authority, deposes that he never saw any
one drunk in his district '.' " "Very like
ly," replied his grace ; "Scetchmen will
hardly allow a man te be drunk se long as
he can lie still en the fleer." When the
Marchioness of Leme came te Invcrary
castle the Duke of Argyll made his tenants
a great feast, and himself called en them
te give "three cheers for the princess, my
Gladstone has received from the em
ployees of the Holyrood hat works a satin
hat. When in Edinburgh, he was waited
en by a deputation for the purpose of as
certaining his size, and he stated that his
head was of such a form that his Londen
hatter had te work upon a special block.
In acknowledging the receipt of the gift,
Mr. Gladstone says : ' When I found it
fit me se exceedingly well. I was sorry te
think hew much trouble you must have
had without the usual facilities in meeting
the case of my head, in the peculiar form
of which the most charitable among our
opponents might perhaps find an apology
for my political aberration." Mrs. Glad
stone is " touched" by the fine linen re
ceived from the Sceth female workers.
The ladies of Illinois have scored a vie.
tery for temperance by preventing the sale
of liquor at the next state fair.
Did you get your gas
If se you will net cat
cows get te grass.
bill this menh ?
butter until the
" Red as a rose is she" is from Cole
ridge's " Rime of the Ancient Mariner ;"
se is the line, " A sadder and a wiser
The world keeps en moving. Bewcn's
Independent publishes some of Theodere
Tilton's verses, and Bccchcr's Christian
Union gives his last book a kindly review.
Grace, Mercy and Peace !
Denis Kearney's national platform is
summed up by the Xew Yerk Star in this
wise : 1. Grccnbackcrs must step spouting.
2. The White Heuse must be captured. 3.
All Republicans and Democrats must be
" buried in the sub-cellar of hell."
When, in sight of the audience and re
porters, a man turns his glass down at a
public banquet, tells the Methodist clergy
men that the Methodist church was always
en the right side during the war, that
Sherman's burned chimneys may be seen
along the railways he has just ridden upon,
while his can't, the Detroit Free Press is
sure that man is net thinking about the
presidency of the Nicaragua ship canal.
The erudite "M. W. II.," book reviewer
of the Xew Yerk Sun, seems te think that
Gladstone is "booming" in the estimation
of Americans and se he recalls in detail
Gladstone's pre-slavery, pre-confederacy
and Tery public record, concluding that
" the great Liberal orator's expulsion from
office was owing rather te moral than te
political causes. It was due te the fact
that the dullest men in England had found
out that Mr. Gladstone could conscien
tiously de precisely what he liked."
Thus does the Xew Yerk Ilcralil again
puncture our swelling state pride :
" Meantime it is net safe te depend tee
much en the state conventions ; they de
net always carry the vote of the state with
them. In 185G, for instance, the Pennsyl
vania delegation was for Judge McLean,
who was net nominated. In 18C0 it was
solid and instructed for Mr. Cameren,
who was net nominated. In 1872 it was
for Grant, but when election day came
General Grant received several thousand
votes less in Pennsylvania than General
nartranft, the candidate for governor.
In 187G the delegation was instructed for
Hartranft, who was net nominated. In
such delicate matters you cannot always
tell. "
A Temperance Alan's Wines.
Many men have drawn an elephant in a
lottery, but Dr. Benjamin Ward Richard
son, the distinguished English teetotaler,
has obtained his no less a bequest than
Sir Walter Trevelyan's wine cellar by
legacy. Seme of the bottles arc stamped
1752 and nearly all bear the dates of a
hundred years back. The wines arc tee
choice te be used en the table ; they can
not be applied te scientific purposes ; the
present owner is tee conscientious te
drink them en the sly, and, some
of his friends, without success, have
attempted te come te his rescue,
by volunteering te submit them te
the test of their mature judgment.
An enthusiastic temperance man wanted
te carry the wine en a Thames steamer
opposite the two houses of Parliament,
and discharge the whole cargo, while the
heuscr were sitting, into the Thames, bot
tle by bottle, te the tuneful measure of a
minute gun ; the doctor says that lie never
before knew, as long as he has practised
the healing art, te what a number of cura
tive uses old pert can be applied in the
treatment of disease. Meanwhile the
wines have been removed from their orig
inal vault te a similar one elsewhere, and
the question new is : Hew can one total
abstainer make use of wine which another
total abstainer has left him, in trust, for
the purpose of science.
A Strike Ordered.
Secretary Jenes of the Miners' union in
Western Pennsylvania, is out in a card ad
dressed as "Order 5" te the railroad
miners, declaring that the convention held
en Thursday last adopted the scale by a
legal majority, and calling upon all the
railroad miners te strike for the scale.
This scale demands 4 cents per bushel for
digging, an advance of three-quarters of a
cent, ever the present wages. The railroad
coal exchange at a recent meeting refused
te allow the scale, se that a general
strike of the railroad miners will be inaug
urated. Stricken with Paralysis.
Senater Lamar, of Mississippi, was
stricken with paralysis at Jacksen, in that
state, en Sunday night. The - attending
physicians say his case is hopeful.
Plain Talk Frem Senater Sharen " Crape
and Canister" Hirer of Meed Shed.
Xew Yerk Sun.
Mr. Sharen is a bonanza king. He
struck it rich in the Comstock lode, and
made one of these fabulous fortunes that
dazzle the owners and the world besides.
He lives in San Francisce, where he owns
the water monopoly, two grand hotels,
Ralston's great palace of Belmont, and
what else remains of that splendid estate.
He is net a resident of Nevada, but he be
came the purchaser from the Legislature
of that state of a seat in the United States
Senate, which he still owns, but seldom
condescends te occupy. Of course he is
for Grant and the third term; ajl such
men are. But he expresses his views with
a frankness which few of them will imi
tate, and which certainly ought te startle
the people of the country from their pleas
ant dreams of security with regard te the
safety of the republic
Traveling in state through his barony of
Nevada, he was encountered by a repre
sentative of the Vinncmucca Silver Slate
which he graciously permits te be printed
in these parts, and being asked who would
be the Republican candidate for president,
he replied as fellows :
"General Grant will be without doubt,
if he will accept it. We need a stronger
central government the wealth of the
country demands it ; without capital and
capitalists our government would net be
worth a ng, the capital ei the country uc
mands protection, Its rights arc as sacred
as the rights of the paupers who arc con
tinually prating about the encroachments
of capital and against centralization. We
have tried Grant and knew him te be the
man above all ethers for the place. lie has
nerve. As president he would be com
mander in chief of the army and navy, and
when the communistic tramps of the
country raised mobs te tear up railroad
tracks and te sack cities en the sham cry
of 'bread or bleed, 'he would net hesitate
te turu loose upon them canister and
grape. The wealth of the country has te
pay the burdens of government, and it
should control it. The people are becom
ing educated up te this theory, and the
sooner this theory is recognized in the con
stitution and laws the better it will be for
the people."
Here we have the piinciplc upon which
the third term is te be secured and the
empire erected, laid down in plain terms.
The wealth of the country must control it
te the exclusion of the people, and this
preposition must be embodied in the con
stitution and laws. When Mr. Sharen and
his friends get the power, they will sub
vert our present government by the people
and substitute the " strong government"
of the soldier, backed by a large standing
army, and prepped up by a vulgar aristo
cracy of money. The central government
will be the fountain of honors, and all
ether dignities will be purchased as
easily for cash as Mr. Sharen pur
chased his senatership. When the
people become discentcd, the aris
tocracy will, in Mr. Sharen's exulting
language, "turn loose upon them grape
and canister." Workmen will net dare te
go out en a strike, for strikers will be
taken as mobs, aud mobs as insurrections.
There will be no waiting for the call of
state authorities before sending in the
federal army for the suppression of "do
mestic insurrection." for it is one of the
prime objects of the movement te wipe out
"states' rights," with all their reserva
tions of power. It was this same idea
that Cel. Scott elaborated in a paper pub
lished in the North American llcciein short
ly after the railway riots of 1877. He
wished the federal government te be
armed with power te meet "disorders"
whenever and wherever they might occur,
without preliminaries of any sort en the
part of the states, in which cases railway
strikes might be met at once by the bayo
nets of "a strong government," and the
men driven back te their work en the
tonus of their masters. Mr. Scott will no
doubt be gratified te learn that Mr. Sharen
net only agrees with him, but announces
authoritatively that such is the purpose of
the third-term conspiracy.
Being reminded that the people might
sec fit net te trust the Republican party
with the administration for another term,
but te replace the existing fraud with a
Democratic president honestly elected, Mr.
Sharen continued with equal candor :
"Without bloodshed and rivers of it
there will be no change of administration ;
the moneyed interests of the country, for
self-preservation, must sustain the Repub
lican party. The railroads, the manufac
turers, the heavy importers and all classes
of business in which millions are invested,
will maintain the supremacy of the Repub
lican party. Democratic success would be
bankruptcy te them. Te avert bloodshed,
a strong central government should be es
tablished as seen as possible."
This is a fair notice that the political
power wrested from the people by the
fraud of 1870 is never te be peacefully re
turned te them. The "moneyed interest"
will stand with the political conspirators,
powerful corporations, and corrupt rings,
resisting change te the point of revolution
and bloodshed. Mr. Sharen admits very
freely that the present republic is net
what they want, or intend te telerate
hereafter, when he says " a strong central
government should be established as seen
as possible."
Mr. Sharen said in 1870 that lie would
willingly lay down a million of dollars out
of his own purse te secure a third term of
Grant. He and all his kind are even mere
eager new. He is net only very rich and
therefore very powerful, but he is a United
States senator, and en very intimate terms
with Grant and his managers. He knows
what he is talking about, aud is net afraid
of defeating his purpose by exposing it,be-
cause he eeueves in tne omnipotence el
money te accomplish any political scheme.
If with all the grave warnings, past and
present, sounding in their cars, the free
men of this country suffer the third-term
conspirators te seize the presidency, they
will deserve the fate of which they are se
minutely advised.
Intelligencer, San and Soreheads.
Examiner, Bull King Organ.
We have net thought it up te this time
of consequence enough te intrude the dis
cussion of the questions involved in the
movement te make Gen. Grant the Re
publican cendidate for president en the
readers of the Examiner and Express. Up
te this time the people who have been
most interested in the subject were Demo
cratic organs like in the New Yerk Sun
and Lancaster Intelligekcer, and here
and there a Republican "8orehead"whe had
net forgotten the raid outside of the party
lines in 1872.
The Norristewu Defender leeks very
neat in a new suit of type.
Judge McCandless, of Pittsburgh, who
had been ailing for two months, is con
valescent. The Pittsburgh police raided a cock pit
and it cost twenty-one spectateis each $10
net te see the main finished.
The Pittsburgh teachers' inssitute will
be held next Friday evening and Saturday
Capt. Chas. L. Pierce, a brilliant but in
temperate lawyer, of Erie, choked te
death while ravenously eating meat.
Fred. Krouse, of Glenden, Northamp
ton county, threw his wife down stairs be
cause she put Parisgrecn in his pie.
Cel. Rebert P. Ncvin, of the Pittsburgh
Lcaicr, is about te start a two cent morn
ing Times. It will be stalwart and for
Grant, of course.
During the progress of a Catholic fair
iu the Iren City en Saturday evening a
gang of roughs turned off the gas and
made a desderatc effort te rob the bazaar
tables and coffers.
Alice Beers, the beautiful daughter of a
leading citizen of Bath, Northampton coun
ty, fell dead en being told than her runaway
marriage with a strange printer was
illegal, he having a wife and two children
in New Yerk.
The Philadelphia grand jury lias indict
ed "Bill McMuIlin" for sheeting Lyens,
found true bills against the Trenwiths and
against Jehn McManus for killing Ber
nard Riley, and ignored the indictment
against Themas Ryan for murder
Mayer Steklcy proposes te dispose of
the Philadelphia and Erie railroad stock
held by the city, amounting te $2,500,000.
A party of capitalists have offered $20 per
share for the entire stock, but it is thought
that the city is net authorized te take less
than par for the stock.
The Times continues this morning the
publication of returns from the news
papers of the state showing their choice
for presidential candidates, giving the
reports of sixty-eight Democratic papers.
Tilden leads Uayard slightly in this list,
while Hancock and Seymour stand exceed
ingly well.
The president of a Murphy meeting in
Pittsburgh says he get the following en
closing two $100 notes :
" Mr. Jeseph Hunter : Please have
this two hundred dollars used te maintain
current expenses of the temperence work
in your charge. Acknowledge in paper as
"An Anonymous Contributor.
" January 9, 1S80."
The fight between James I. Bennett,
president, and Dr. David Hestettcr,
director, of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie
railroad, resulted in a victory for Bennett,
who, with all the old ameers, was re
elected. Hestettcr charges that Bennett
wanted te place the Lake Erie read under
the Yanderbilts' control, and Bennett
charged that Hostetter was working in
the interest of the Pennsylvania railroad
company. The differences were about
healed up yesterday.
Jehn Atkins, section boss en the Wor
cester railroad, was crushed te death
while colliding cars at Quaponce, Mary
laud. A tire at Salem Depot, N. 1L, burned
Evans's patent cloth works, and Meade's
building and the large storehouses adjoin
ing. The Russian budget for the year 1880
shows an exact balance between the in
conic and expenditure of the empire, each
being eG0,000,000 reubles.
The weather is colder in the West. Dur
ing the last 21 hours the thermometer has
fallen as fellows : Chicago, 27: Indianap
olis, 23: Madisen, Wis., 41 ;St. Leuis,
Captain W. G. Wilkinson, leader of the
baud at the National Soldiers' home, Day
ton, Ohie, shot and killed his wife and
then killed himself. Demestic trouble is
supposed te have caused the tragedy.
Christopher Rciuhardt, 24 years old, of
Grcenpeint, jumped after the 6:15 beat at
the Thirty-fourth street ferry, New Yerk,
yesterday. The beat was about ten feet
from the bridge and Rcinhardt fell against
the stem and was killed.
The Tebe & Cargcll woolen mills at Ash Ash
crten, N. II., were burned yesterday. The
buildings were owned by Colony & Dick Dick
ineon. The less en stock is $12,000, and
en the building $5,000. The insurance is
In Atlanta, Ga., a German named Geerge
Craiglcr, a butcher, while intoxicated,
placed a pistol te his temple and pulling
the trigger, blew out his brains in the
presence of his wife and child. Ne
ether cause is assigned for the act except
his being crazed from drink.
Pelice all ever the state are en the look
out for a soiled dove, known as Amy Bur
dctte, who has fallen heir te a $15,000 for
tune in Albany. Her real name is Anna
Cele, and a few years age she was a bright
vivacious young girl in her teens, a resi
dent of a small town just outside Albany.
Secretary Evarts has informed the sec
retary of the treasury that according te
dispatches received from the United States
minister at Lima, Peru, the newspapers of
that place en the 17th ultimo contained
telegrams showing that the pert of Tie
(or Yie)was then blockaded by three Chil
ian vessels.
The Senate in executive session yester
day confirmed the following nominations :
Geerge B. Corkhill, te be United States
attorney for the District of Columbia;
United States Attorneys Charles S.
Varien, for the district of Nevada ; Jehn
K. Valentine, for the Eastern district of
An unknown man, found in the Ohie
river, near Davis Island dam, was appar
ently twenty-three or twenty-four years
of age, had black hair, mustache and im
perial, five feet five inches in height,
weighed about 160 pounds, and had "J.
Mack " iu India ink en his right shoulder.
He was dressed in duck coat, pants and
vest, the goods having a red stripe in it.
At Weir City, Kansas, Charles L. Wal
lace, a lawyer, was waylaid, shot and mor
tally wounded while passing along the
street. Wallace refuses te give any ac
count of the sheeting or any information
regarding its cause. It is stated, how
ever, that there is a lady in the case and
the sheeting was the result et a cenllict for
her hand.
Advices have been received at the war
department that the renegade Apache In
dians recently followed across the border
into Mexico by General Merrow have re
turned. Mexican authorities have re
quested that they be permitted te assist
in the pursuit of these Indians en the
American side. The secretary of war has
granted the request.
Dispatches from several points in the
Seventh congressional district of Missouri
say the election te cheese a congressman
te fill the vacancy occasioned by the recent
death of A. M. Lay, has resulted in the
election of Jehn F. Phillips, Democrat,
ever ex-Governer McClurg, Republican,
and a Greenback candidate. Cel. Phillips
lias represented the district before. Phil
lips's majority will be from two te three
The Republican members of the Senate
and Heuse last evening took possession of
the state house, and organized a Legisla
ture. After organizing, both houses
adopted a resolution for the appointment
of a committee te ask the opinion of the
supreme court as te the legality of the
An Old Man Thrown Inte the Susquehanna".
A man of advanced age was passing the
"Red Bridge" of the Delaware and Hud Hud
eon canal company's railroad, ever the
Susquehanna river, when he was ap
proached by a couple of young men who
belong te geed families in Wilkesbarrc.
The young men bantered the old man for
some time, till they discovered two ether
men appreachiug, when they left. The
ethers, who appeared te have been tramps
intercepted the old man, robbing him cf his
watch anil chain, lie was knocked sense
less and then lifted up and thrown ever the
railing of the bridge. ThN is the story of
the young men who saw the afi'n nt, but
the officers find upon the body of deceased
knife wounds, which warrant the suspi
cion that he was first murdered and then
precipitated te the river bed.
An Ojster IVur.
Governer I Ielliday yesterday sent te the
Virginia Legislature petitions from the offi
cials and people of Lancaster county, ask
ing piotectieu from marauding oystermen,
wlie have invaded the Rappahannock river
in armed vessels, and driven citizens from
the oyster beds. Twe citizens have been
killed in fights with the invaders.
Ill', Life and Character ! Htcrcst l:i;j l.f cttire
by Rev. Dr. tirecuwulu.
Last evening Rev. Dr. Grccirnald de
livered an entertaining and instructive lec
ture in Trinity Lutheran church en ' Inci
dents in the Life of Lafayette." Consid
ering the stormy condition of the weather
the audience was a large one. The exer
cises were opened with a piano sole by
Prof. Haas, and this was followed by a
cavatiua from "Rebert Lc Diable" by Mi's
3Iaggie Potts, of Coatesville. Br. Grecn
wakl commenced by remarking that very
few names arc held in higher regard by
Americans man mat ei Laiaycue. in his
present lecture he proposed net te give a
full biography of this illustreus man, but
te select some of the most prominent inci
dents of the many of which his life con
sists, and present them for the instruction
and entertainment of his hearers.
He then related in detail Lafayette's
determination te embark in the cauc of
American liberty ; his arrival in this coun
try ; his participation in the battle of
Brandywine in Chester county. Pa. ; the
skill with which he saved himself and
army from capture at Barren Hill, near
Philadelphia, and particularly his masterly
manejuvres in Virginia with his small
armys until he was strong enough te shut
up Cornwallis in Yorktown, where he was
compelled te surrender.
The lecturer then followed Lafayette te
another scene where his fine talents wre
employed and his noble character dis
played. He described with considerable
minuteness the part which he took in the
first revolution in France when the effei t
was made te restrain the despotic power of
the king by giving a constitution te
France ; the destruction of the IJastile ;
the appointment of Lafayette te the com
mand of the National Guard; his success
in rescuing the royal family from the mob
at Versailles and the prominent part
which he took at the Champ de 3Iars,
when the king, the army and the nation
took the oath te support the constitution
decreed by the National Assembly.
The efforts of the Jacobins te overthrew
the constitution and destroy Lafayette for
his defense of constitutional liberty, re
sulting iu his final overthrew, were then
detailed. His imprisonment at Olmuty ;
his attempt te escape from prison ; his le
anest ; the voluntary confinement in the
prison with him of Madame de Lafayette
and her two daughters ; and finally his lib
eratien after five years imnrisenment of
himself and twenty-two months' confine
ment of his wife aud daughters, were re
lated at length.
The lecture closed with the following
personal reminiscence of Lafayette's visit
te this country :
On the 4th of February, 1824, Congress,
having learned that Gen. Lafayette had
expressed the intention te revisit this coun
try, resolved that a national vessel, with
suitable accommodations, should be
employed te bring him te the
United States. The modest, unas
suming patriot declined the honor of a na
tional vessel and preferred passage in a
private ship. He landed at New Yerk en
the 10th day of August, 1824. His tour in
the United States was a continued ovation
from his landing in New Yerk te his re
embarkation at Washington, September 7,
1825, en his return te his native land.
When he was expected at Frederick, Mil.,
my native place, the whole population, far
and wide, poured te town te greet the dis
tinguished friend of his country. The
number of volunteer military companies
that assembled te pay their respects te the
great soldier was greater than I ever saw
together en any occasion. The artillery
companies were stationed en Barrack Hill,
at the south end of Market street, te fire a
salute as Lafayette approached the town.
They had sent a squad mere than two miles
down the Baltimore read with a cannon te
give the signal of three discharges, when
Lafayette's carriage should be seen te
turn into the Monocacy river bridge, from
the opposite side. It was before the era
of railroads, and he was compelled te
travel from Baltimore, forty-five miles, in
a carriage. It was thought he would ar
rive at 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and
the artillery companies were en Barrack
Hill, and the squad near the Monocacy
biidgc, punctually at the time, waiting for
his coming. I was then a lad of thirteen
years of age, and looked upon all this prep
aration with curious and awed emotion. I
steed en Barrack Hill, attracted by the
movement of the artillerists. Heur after
hour passed, aud the cavalcade from Balti
more did net make its appearance. Anxiety
and disappointment had begun te appear
en the faces around me, when at 0 o'clock,
a puff of smoke in the direction of the
Monocacy bridge, followed by a boom of
the cannon, arrested all eyes and cars.
Anether aim another loiiewcu, ana we
knew that Lafayette was less than three
miles away. Then followed discharge
after discharge from Barrack Hill, led off
by Leng Tem, an immense cannon that,
lay out doers in its deep trough, and the
city poured its entire population into the
streets te get a glimpse of the great man
as he passed along the route laid down in
the pregramme. In a very short time a
long string of carriages, escorted by a
troop of light horsemen, swept into the
town and through the streets, wel
comed by shout' after shout from
the immense multitude of people all
along the line, as the open barouche
that contained Lafayette appeared. It was
quite dark as Lafayette took the stand en
a covered platform, illuminated with
torches, that had been erected at the in
tersection of Market and Church streets,
and the immense line of military filed
past. He steed with uncovered head, and
bowed te the soldiers, as, with arms pre
sented, they marched past him. I steed
net twenty yards from him as the military
were nearly an hour in passing. I had a
geed opportunity te see him, and his tall
form, long face, and high forehead, were
dagucrreetyped en my memory, and they
will never be forgotten.
The lecture occupied about an hour and
a-half in delivery and was listened te with
the closest attention. It was written with
the careful preparation which marks all
Dr. Grecnwald's compositions and was de
livered with a fervor that showed the ora
tor was was deeply interested in his subject.
Ilamane Fire Company Officer.
At a meeting of this company I;u,t even
ing the following officers were elected for
the ensuing year':
President Jehn Lerenz.
Vice President Philip Wall.
Treasurer Gee. M. Steiumau.
Secretary Albert Sutcr.
Ass't Secretary Christian K. Frailey.
Chief Eugineer Orian Alenzo Ge
Ass't Engineers Samuel Kissinger, Am
brose Herkenreidcr.
Chief Hese Director Peter Ritchey.
Ass't Hese Directors Michael Maney.
Harry Kulp, Jehn Bradel, Charles Simeii.
Foreman Win. W. Simen.
Ass't Foreman Jehn Pentz.
Firemen Martin 3Ietzreth, Andrew
Trustee Jehn Lerenz.
Janitor David Hardy.
After the election Gen. Steinman read a
sketch of the company, of which he has
been treasurer for 41 years. He insisted
en being allowed te decline this last elec
tion, but the "boys" would net hear te it
at all. After the meeting the members
were handsomely entertained by the offi
cers elect.
Delicate Siircicul Uueratiei).
J. Q. Landram who had his skull frac
tured by a kick from a vicious mare some
ten days age, and who has been lying in
a semi-comatose state ever since, was oper
ated upon yesterday by Dr. S. T. Davis,
assisted ey the Drs. Atlee and Vr. iseyd.
The compressed portion of the skull was
trepanned, and a portion of it, an inch
and a-half or two inches in diameter, was
removed. It was found that a pa it of
the fractured bone had penetrated the
dura-mater, or living membrane of tjte
brain itself. The surgical operation was
successfully performed, but Mr. Land ram's
jnjuries aie of such a serious character
that it is by no means certain that he will
recover. He has the advantage of a
powerful physical constitution iu his favor.
ijkstkuctivi: viiti:.
I'raine Ilmtse Uuriii'tS by a I.eeiimttit
Yesterday about neon a house belonging
te A. B. Witmer, situated at Witnier's
Junction, en the Pennsylvania railroad,
near Leanian Place, was set en lire by a
spark from a locomotive, jis it is supposed,
and was entirely consumed. It was occu
pied by the families of two men named
Melvany and Weeds, and they succeeded
in saving almost all of their furniture and
ether household goods. The building was
a one-and-a-half-story frame stiuctuie.
which at one time was used as a grain
warehouse. It had steed in that place
for upwards of thirty years, and although
it had a shingle reef, was never before
damaged by fire.
An Old Journal.
Mr. Lawrence Falck has laid upon our
table a copy of the Bosten Gazette and
County Journal for March 12, 1770, belong
ing te Wm. II. Lauuing, which contains
"the freshest advices foreign and domestic"
of that date. Among its interesting items
are the resolutions of the Roxbury free
holders te sustain the hands of the mer
chants in their non-impertatiou agreement,
similar action by the people of Acton, a
lengthy account, with lines of mourning,
of collisions between the people and the
troops and the demand of the citizens for
their removal, together with ether inter
esting matter relating te the exciting
events of that pre-Itcvolutienary epoch.
ISuiik Directors Klected.
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
Lancaster County national bank te-day
the following directors for the ensuing
year were elected : Christian I. llerr.
David Ilubcr, Isaac C. Weidler, Israel L.
Landis, David C. Kieady, Jehn I. Hait
man, Henry B. Rcsh, David Graybill,
Jacob Bachmau. Martin G. Landis, Jehn
R. Bitner, Henry Shcnck, Jacob C
The following are the directors elected
by the First national bank : U. Datiin
gardner. A. S. Bard, C. B. Grubb. M. II.
Moere, I.. H. Moere, Peter S. Ruisr, Solo Selo Sole
mon Sprecher, A. Herr- Smith, N. M
Celnmuia Neten.
At a meeting of the beard of directors of
the First national bank of Columbia a
semi-annual dividend of ? per cent, was
The first raft of this year has passed
down the river bound for Peach Bettem,
Md., an occurrence that has net happened
se early for many years. The rafting sea
son generally begins about the last week in
March. Four mere arc reported te be en
tlifO way from Leck Haven te Marietta.
Our Lecal Railroads.
In the annual report of the management
of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad
company appears this cheerful item : "The
working of the Reading and Columbia
railroad company, including its leased line
te Quarryville, shows an increase of $20,
522.11." The Hanover Junction and Susquehanna
railroad will be sold at sheriff's sale in the
court house en Saturday next at 2 o'clock.
A Snow Storm.
The drizzling rain of yesterday was fol
lowed last night by a snow storm which,
commencing before 10 o'clock, continued
until daybreak, covering the ground te a
depth of about four indies. The ground
being entirely free from frost caused the
snow te melt rapidly and prevented any
general enjoyment of sleigh-riding. The
warm sunshine new prevailing giTCs
premise of an immense crop of slush and
On Saturday morning court will meet at
10 o'clock, when the opinions will be de
livered in the cases heard at the last argu
ment court.
On Monday morning the regular January
quarter sessions court will begin, the trial
list for which is already out. Following
the quarter sessions there will be four
weeks of common pleas and one week of
adjourned quarter sessions court.
Sale of Horses.
B. F. Rewe, auctioneer, sold yesterday
afternoon at the Franklin beuse, for Jacob
Sener, fifteen head of Western horses,
averaging $143 apiece.
Samuel Hess & Sen, auctioneers, sold at
public sale yesterday at the 3rerrimac
house, for Daniel Legan, 10 head of
horses at an average of $134 per head.
Fatally Injured by Fall.
While walking along the Colebrookdale
branch of the Reading railroad, Geerge
Fecht, of Earl township, Berks county,
fell through the trestle work, a distance of
thirty feet, and received fatal injuries. He
was 44 years old and unmairicd.
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