Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, January 29, 1880, Image 2

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The Judiciary's Lew Estate.
It was a bold declaration and a dam
aging charge that Mr. Gewen made in
"Washington yesterday concerning the
supreme court of Pennsylvania, of which
i.n ic n nrafisinir attorney, hut Mr.
Gewen is known te be a lwld man who is
net afraid te meet the responsibility of
-what he says, and withal a prudent
man, who generally weighs and counts
the cost of his utterances. He intimated
pretty strongly that some of the supreme
judges of this state are under the undue
influence of the Pennsylvania railroad
company and, if he is reported correctly,
he said in se many words that that court
bad tamely submitted te a threat made
te the court that its adverse decision
would be visited by the opposition of the
railroad company. Mr. Gewen is doubt
less willing te meet the responsibility of
his declaration.
Tlim-fiisenfc circumstance that gives
color te this charge. The Pennsylvania
railroad company is known te be a fre
quent suitor in the courts of the common
wealth, a constant litigant in the su
preme court in some shape or another.
And yet we knew that some of the mem
bers of that court receive and use from
this company a free pass for themselves
and their families, against the previsions
of the constitution which they have sworn
te support, and in derogation of the dig
nity of a high eilice whose incumbent
should net take a favor of money value
from one of the parties' te a su it that
must be submitted te its adjudication.
A Stubborn Man.
The Erie and Rucks county Republi
cans fellow these of Chester and ether
counties of the slate in declaring
with great unanimity for Rlaine and
against Grant, and every day ap
parently adds strength te the opposition
te the third term movement and ether
Cameren plans in Pennsylvania. The
anti-Cameren people are much encour
aged at the prospect of smashing the ma
chine. The Xcm Era here is waxing het
and the Philadelphia Press has found a
vi,ir.e in ilnclare that "desperate means
are necessary te stille the popular voice,
and indecent leadership defiantly rises te
the height of the occasion." A delega
tion of Philadelphia politicians has been
ever te "Washington te persuade Senater
Cameren that it will net de and altogeth
er his little boom seems te be damaged.
Rut we bid our Republican friends net
te be tee sanguine. All told, the dele
gates elected te the state convention in
favor of Rlaine de net yet number one
fifth of the whole body, and all in
all scarcely equal the Philadel
phia delegation alone, which may
be. relied en te de the Cameren
bidding at the right time. In Lancaster
and Allegheny, the ether leading Repub
lican districts, the machine has been run
and the masses ignored. These three
delegations will outweigh very many
from the smaller districts in numbers
and influence, and moving as a solid pha
lanx can hardly be withstood. Den Cam Cam
eeon is net the man te weakly yield nor
te abandon his fixed purpose unless it ap
pear utterly hopeless. The storm new
raised around his head is net half as vio
lent as that which was created by Hart
ranft's candidacy. He nominated him,
nevertheless, and told the national com
mittee te go teh lif they did net like
it. If it is his humor he may de se
again : especially if he is assured the co
operation of Mr
New Yerk.
Conkling's influence in
The unchallenged and undisputed
nomination of Mr. MacGenigle for may
or in all the wards last evening means
mere than that the Democrats of the city
consider him their most available candi
date for the chief executive office of the
city government. It is an appeal te these
of all parties who have in view the pro
motion of the best municipal interests te
approve an administration that has
kept these interests steadily in view.
Mayer MacGenigle has attended te the
business of his office. He has given it
his time and attention ; he has run it en
business principles,and he has run it him
self. He has been an honest, impartial,
intelligent and dignified official, whose
personal character, as well as his execu
tive discharge of duty, has been a credit
te the city. Whoever disputed his re
election the people would consider a long
time before they would reject him, but
when his opponent has none of the quali
fications for the place and nearly all the
characteristics that unfit him for it, there
should be but one possible issue out of a
contest which rises far above a partisan
It is a startling fact that notwith
standing the vast improvements of large
value made in Lancaster during the last
year in the way of numerous buildings
erected and property otherwise improved
the total assessed valuation of the city
has fallen off about $700,000. Taxpayers
should remember that this is a decrease
of about 6 per cent., and that te raise
the same amount of current revenue as
heretofore, an increase of the tax rate by
at least half a mill will be required. Care
should therefore betaken in the selection
of candidates for council te secure men
who will support the policy of Mayer
MacGenigle te limit the municipal ex
penditures te the appropriations, te cre
ate no permanent debts for temporary
purposes, and te keep sacred the sinking
fund te the uses for which it was estab
lished. The annual statement of the assets
and liabilities of the city, published to
day, is worth studying. Frem this it ap
pears that the the total city debt is new
$729,412.02 last year at the same time it
was $717,089.24, showing an increase dur
ing the past year of $12,322.78. The net
amount of assets ever the liabilities has
been, however, figured up larger in this
statement than last year by leaving the
assessment of city property at the same
valuation as last year and by the increase
of the sinking fund. It is only by con
sidering the sinking fund as no part of
the city debt that the liabilities of the
municipality can be reduced bele,w its
assets. Were the sinking fund excluded
the assets would fall below the liabilities
$76,148.41, even putting a valuation, of
$442,500 en the water works and $123,000
en the market houses.
The Seventh ward election case comes
out just as we expected it would. After
their year's work, and the involving of
the county in thousands of dollars costs,
J. W Jehnsen, esq., and his client, II.
M. Erisman,andthat fdus Achaitcs, "Win.
M. Dean, find that they have increased
Mcrringers majority from one te twenty
and that out of thirty illegal votes dis
covered in the Seventh ward, twenty
four were cast by Republicans and six by
Democrats. Somehow or ether election
contests here de net contest very serious
ly, and the only pur-iese they have ever
served lias been te show that of frauds
or irregularities the Republicans gener
ally have the advantage of about four te
Jehn Geekgk Bkakazen Ponsenijy,
Earl of Rcssboreugh, is dead.
Gov. Davis and Gov. Smith, of Maine,
arc said te entertain a high opinion of
each ether, personally.
The civil marriage ceremony between
General Gaiiwaldi and Dewner Frances
co has been performed.
A bill has been introduced in the Heuse
for the erection of a monument te Fuancis
S. Key, the author of the "Star Spangled
PRanncr. "
Professer James DkMill, of Dacheusie
college, author of the "Dedge Club"
and ether works, died at Halifax, X. S.,
T'ic fund raised for Keats's sole survi
ving sister, Mmc. II. Llanes, new amounts
te mere than $2,250, Tennyson, Browning
and Swinburne arc among the subscribers.
Miss IIaiiriet Hesmkr is said te be
still resolved te discover perpetual motion,
and has taken workshops near Westmin
ster te pursue her efforts. She expects te
be successful by midsummer.
A New Yerk politician who has the con
fidence of Senater Conkling is authority
for the statement that the New Yerk Re
publican convention will net be called until
April, and that the probability is that the
New Yerk delegation te the Chicago con
vention will be instructed te vote for Sen Sen
aeor Conkling.
St. Stephen's Protestant Episcopal
church, Philadelphia, was crowded yester
day afternoon by an eager throng, drawn
together te witness the marriage of How Hew
ard Mcnnikhuyskx, of Baltimore, and
Miss Bessie J. Pancoast. The geem is a
wealthy member of the Baltimore bar and
Miss Pancoast is a daughter of Dr. Jeseph
Pancoast, the celebrated surgeon.
Conkling has never spoken te Blaine
since the latter gave him that celebrated
scathing in the Heuse years age, and
cherishes the bitterest personal hostility
te the man from Maine. The war of this
administration upon Conkling's friends in
the New Yerk custom house has engen
dered in the breast of the great Rescoe a
feeling of the intensest hatred te Jehn
Lord Leme and suite have left for Hali
fax te meet her royal highness, Princess
Louise. The SarHatian will be met by the
Bcllcropheu, Northampton and Bacchante,
under command of Sir Edward Inglefield.
Princes Albert Victer and Geerge Fred
erick, sons of the Prince of Wales, are en
beard. There will be a number of vessels
of the West India licet present te take
part in the reception which is expected te
be grainier than en the first arrival of the
Herace Thompson, of St. Paul, Minne
sota, one of the most prominent capitalists
of the Northwest, died suddenly of pleuro pleure pleuro
pneueonia yesterday neon at the Fifth
Avenue hotel, New Yerk. He came East
about two weeks age, intending te enjoy a
few months' respite from the cares of
business life. When he left St. Paul he
was apparently in the best of health, but
en Saturday last he was suddenly taken
sick, and though his illness was net con
sidered dangerous at first, he grew worse
rapidly until yesterday, when he died.
Nearly three hundred ladies and gentle
men gathered in Dclmonice's large dining
room last evening te celebrate, at a dinner
given by a number of prominent citizens,
the birthday of Rebert Burns. Mr. David
Dudley Field sat at the head of the table,
General Hancock sitting at his right and
Henry Ward Bccchcr at his left. Near by
sat the venerable Peter Cooper, ex-Judge
Fancher, Wilsen G. Hunt, Parke Gedwin,
Luther R. Marsh, Surrogate Calvin, Gen
eral Crittenden, Lieutenant Governer
Woodferd, Postmaster James, "William
Walter Phelps, Jehn Weed, Patrick S.
Gilmerc and many ether well-known men.
Mayer Cooper came late, and was sealed
at Mr. Field's left.
Mrs. C. II. Greene, a married woman
aged 43 years, committed suicide with
laudanum at Rcxferd, twelve miles from
Bradford. The cause was her inability te
support an invalid husband and four small
In the matter of the seizure of property
of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad
for taxes en scrip issued, a preliminary in
junction has been granted against the col
lector, restraining him from further pro
ceedings. At a meeting of the trustees of Lafayette
college, yesterday, the degree of LL. D.
was conferred upon the Hen. Henry Green
of the supreme court of Pennsylvania, and
ea the Rev. Alenzo Linn, vice-president of
Washington college, Pennsylvania.
Themas Wagner, a boy of fourteen while
attempting te beard a freight train en' the
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie railroad, near
the Point bridge, was thrown under
the cars, and falling across the track in a
peculiar position, had both legs cut efl" at
the knees, and both hands severed from
his arms at the wrist. The lad lived but
two hours after the accident occurred.
The Grant men are very sure that they
can carry the Pennsylvania delegation when
they want it. One of them said that it
made no difference what instructions the
county committees might give the dele
gates te the state convention. When Cam Cam
eeon get te Harrisburg that .would all be
settled. Instructions would be given there
and no ether instructions weu'd be bind
ing. The sub-committee te whom was referred
the case of Cnrtin vs. Yocum, Twentietli
Pennsylvania district, submitted two re
ports te the full committee the majority
report in favor of declaring the election
void and sending the matter back te the
people of that district for a new election,
and the minority report in favor of Yocum,
flia Giffinrr matnHnt fliA si-immiiA n!11
1 raeet again te decide which report shall be
submitted te the Heuse.
. Seyenty-fote streets were
Len Ien last year.
added te
" Sentimental slush" is Professer
Swing's description of the Moedyand San
key songs.
One only needs te sheet at the the king
of Spain ill order te establish a reputation
for insanity or feebleness of intellect.
A feel ceases te be a feel the moment
that he knows he is a feel. Se that te
knew one is a feel it is necessary te cease
being a feel. It is evident that a feel can
not cease being a feel.
The governor
of Rhede Island, iu his
annual message, recommends that women
be given the right te vote en school ques
tions, and that prohibition take the place of
the present liquor law.
Duulin has done well te abandon her
banquet, and give the money it would
have cost te the peer of Ireland. It would
be unseemly te have a feast in a land call
ing for aid for a famine-stricken multi
The Interior and New Yerk Ecangelist
are exchanging courtesies in a very enter
taining and highly edifying manner for
religious journals. The Interior calls the
Evangelist a coward ; the Ecangelist calls
for a bill of particulars, with sonic
little remarks about the slang-whanging
kind of journalism. The Interior replies
in a paragraph as "keen as it is mean,"
ending with the highly remarkable prope
sitien te wipe the Interior nose upon the
Ecangelist coat cellar.
"The nature of man is se frail that
whereseever the word of a single person
has had the force of a law, the innumer
able extravagances and mischiefs it has
produced have been se notorious that all
nations who arc net stupid, slavish and
brutish have alwavs abominated it and
made it their principal care te find out
remedies against it by se dividing and
'".Juicing the powers of their government
that one or a few men might net be able
te oppress and destroy these they ought te
preserve and protect. This has always
been as grateful te the best and wisest of
princes as necessary te the weakest and
worst." Algernon Sidneg.
Recent preparations for the increase in
the German army have caused commotion
in all German capitals, and there is a
general feeling of uneasiness in all diplo
matic circles. Rumors of a probable col
lision between Russia and Germany are
seriously discussed, and the relations be
tween the two powers arc considered quite
precarious. The Czar receives daily re
ports from the commanders of armies con
ccrning the condition and state of the na
tional defenses, and there is a marked
activity in military circles. There arc
also reports that Russia is endeavoring te
negotiate an alliance with France. On the
ether baud it is asserted that Bismarck is
te secure the co-operation of Austria and
Italy in his designs, whatever they maybe.
The new United States senator from
Mississippi, Hen. J. Z. Geerge, is at pres
ent the chief justice of the supreme court
of that state. He was a formidable compet
itor of Mr. Lamar en the occasion of the
lattcr's election te the Senate in 1877, in
whose favor, however, he then withdrew
from the contest. Of Judge Geerge's fitness
for the place, a local newspaper says : " We
doubt, indeed, if a wiser selection could
possibly have been made. He is recognized
throughout the state as a citizen of irre
proachable character, as a first-class law
yer, and as a gentleman of great ability.
He was never prominent in politics until
1874. Then it was as chairman of the
Democratic state executive committee he
exhibited his great executive ability and
did se much te redeem the state from the
disgrace and death of Radicalism."
The evidence that the senatorial com
mittec that is investigating the subject of
the negre exodus from North Carolina has
thus far secured indicates that the move
ment is neither philanthropic nor political
in its bearings, but is the result of work
done by the immigrant agents of the rail
roads ever which the negre families would
have te travel en their way te the North
west. These men have flooded the state
with circulars descriptive of the demand
for negre labor that exists in the north
western states, te which arc attached
copies of letters purporting te be written
by negrees who have emigrated thither.
They have also-organized secret clubs, for,
by giving an air of secrecy te the move
ment, they have been able te de mere with
the credulous people upon whom they
have been working than they could if their
canvassing was done in an open manner.
Mrs. General Sherman, in a private
letter te the editor of the Christian Union.
encloses a "cry for help for Ireland," ad
dressed te her, from Sister M. F. Clare, of
the Convent of Peer Clares, Kenmare,
Ireland, which gives very tersely a picture
of the distress in the Southwest : "I appeal
te all Christian men and women for help
for this district, where we have had most
maligant fever all the spring and summer of
last Jyear ; where at present we have actual
starvation ; where many of your fcllow fcllew fcllow
crcature are obliged te lie all day en their
straw beds te try and keep down the pangs
of hunger ; where there are hundreds of
men, women and children who have net
one sufficient meal a day, even of Indian
meal ; there are no potatoes they arc
rotten in the ground ; there is no turf it
is rotten in the ground ; there is no credit
te get the coarsest kind of feed. In the
name of the geed Ged make haste and send
help; every little helps ; send your little se
that you may share in the great work of
saving the lives of your fellow-men and
JelinK. Findlay.
Ferney's Progress.
Among the Democratic candidates for
aldermen in the city of Philadelphia, at
the February election, is Hen. Jehn King
Findlay, son of William Findlay, governor
of Pennsylvania, from 1817 te 1820, and in
1821 senator in Congress from Pennsylvania
for six years, and after that treasurer of the
United States mint at Philadelphia, by the
appointment of President Jacksen. He
died at Harrisburg in the seventy-ninth
year of his age at the residence of his great
son-in-law, Governer Francis R.Shunk, en
the 12th of November, 1846. The son of
Governer Findlay, new en the Democratic
ticket for alderman, has filled many high
positions, and is te-day one of our most
honored citizens. The office for which he
has been nemed is far below his deserving,
but his willingness te accept it will make
it mero honorable in the eyes of ether men
and will be crowned by unanimous election.
Machine Usurpation.
Philadelphia Times.
In the confusion that prevailed at the
meeting of the Republican committee of
Lancaster county en Tuesday, some things
were left in such a cloudy attmespbere
that many will be bothered te get at the
exact result ; but the marrow of the lessen
taught by the committee is net difficult te
Under the Republican rules of Lancaster,
it is the imperative duty of the cemmitec
te submit te the people the election of
delegates te state conventions. The call
for the state convention was made mere
than a month age, giving ample time for
the committee te have obeyed its own law ;
but Chairman Eshleman decided te be a
law unto himself, and postponed the call
of the committee until it was tee late te
give notice and held primary elections.
The primaries of Lancaster are regulated
by law, with sworn officers who are
amenable for perjury for making false
returns as arc regular election officers, and
it is fair te presume that political mana
gers who fear the people prefer net te run
the gauntlet of such primaries.
The committee met en Tuesday and
usurped the power that the Republican
people of Lancaster specifically reserved te
themselves, by electing delegates te the
state convention. That the delegates were
se chosen because it was feared that the
primaries would elect a different type of
men. must be clear te the most innocent
observer ; and the violent suppression of
all attempts te eive voice te the known
sentiments of the Republicans of the coun
ty positively confirms the deliberate pur
pose te usurp authority because it was ne
cessary te resort te usurpation te secure a
machine delegation from Lancaster.
And that it is the deliberate purpose of
these who usurped the power of the peo
ple te elect state dclcgatrs, te pursue their
palpable usurpation te the selection of del
egates te the national convention, is plain
as noonday from the bungling record
which the committee made for itself. Mr.
McMcllen offered a resolution distinctly re
serving te the Republicans of the county
the right te elect their delegates te the na
tional convention at their regular primary
elections in May ; but it was tabled, en
motion of Mr. J. Hay Brown, by the deci
sive vote of 41 te 29. This was a clear ex
pression of the purpose of the committee
te have the machine delegates te the state
convention select the delegates the na
tional convention.
Mr. J. W. Jehnsen next made an effort
te step the usurping action of the commit
tee with the election of delegates te Har
risburg. He offered two resolutions; the
first directing the chairman of the com
mittee te let the Republicans vote directly
for their choice for president at the May
primaries, and their majority should be
regarded as instructions the national dele
gates ; and the second directing that the
delegates te the state convention " are
hereby requested te notify such convention
that the Republicans of Lancaster county
claim the right te and will elect their own
delegates, under the rules of the party, te
represent them in the approaching national
convention." Mr. Brown was ready with
his motion te table the resolution, but
lie withdrew it, and the first resolution
was adopted by 30 te 32. This vote se
alarmed the machine usurpers that that
Mr. Brown precipitated a motion te ad
journ te meet at the call of the chairman,
and it prevailed by 41 te 25.
The only apparent point gained ever the
machine, was in the adoption of Mr. John John Jehn
eon's resolution authorizing a direct vete
for president in May ; but it is a Cameren
victory. It is manifestly the purpose of
the managers that the delegates te Har
risburg shall select the delegates te Chic
ago, and as Cameren owns the mill, he
will be certain te grind out his Chicago
grist te suit himself. It is worthy of note
that the committee first tabled Mr. Mc
Mcllen's resolution declaring that the
people should elect their national dele
gates at the regular primaries iu May,
and that te avoid a vote en a like resolu
tion offered by Mr. Jehnsen, the com
mittee was hurriedly adjourned, and both
times in obedience te motions made by
Mr. J. Hay Brown. Whatever else may
be in doubt about Lancaster politics, it is
new settled that the Republican people of
the county are net te have any voice in
saying who their delegates te Chicago
shall be, or for whom they shall vote for
president. But won't the primaries thun
der for Blaine in May next ?
A number of slight shocks of carthquake
were felt in the Vuclta Abajo district of
Cuba en Tuesday.
Henry Hays, a coal digger, shot and
killed Wm. MeDaniel, yesterday, at Car Car Car
rolten, O., in a row about a woman. Hays
was arrested.
Jacob Mills, colored, yesterday, at Wil
mington, Del., fell from his cart, laden
with bricks, and the wheels passed ever
him. causing his death in an hour after
ward. Five new lamps have been erected en the
way from Mr. Edisen's laboratory te the
depot at Mcnle Park, the wires connecting
with which arc laid in the ground, incased
in boxes.
William Crum, aged 21. was hauling a
mining pump te the Fester coal bank,
near Youngstown, Ohie, when it was jolted
from its feet by the rough reads,and it fell,
striking him and killing him.
Foreign budget : In Berlin, a leading
journal admits that the proposed increase
in the army results from distrust of Rus
sia. The weights which Mr. Lorillard's
horses will have te carry at the Epsom
spring meetings is announced. A French
steamer has arrived at Havre with the car
casses of 10,000 sheep preserved by a new
William Harris, colored, living near
Mitchell, Ind., killed his wife with an axe.
She gave birth te a child about a week age
which was followed by puerperal fever
and she became delirious and attempted
te get out of bed, te which Harris remon
strated under threats, and in the next at
tempt he get an axe and plunged it into
her head and body three times, causing
death almost instantly.
On the leth inst., five persons, convicted
by court martial of incendiarism and rob
bery, were shot at Santiage de Cuba, in
accordance with the decree of Dec. 21,
condemning persons convicted of these
crimes te deatii. Efferts were made te ob
tain a pardon for the culprits, but it was
censided necessary te fulfil the sentence,
as tee many had already been pardoned for
similar crimes, without any impression
having been made upon the offenders.
A Lucky Let.
Philadelphia Times.
The Republicans of Lancaster county are
a lucky let. If the rules of the party had
been carried out they would have been put
te the trouble of voting en the election of
delegates te the state convention, but the
county committee, knowing hew much
trouble that actually is, did away with all
of it and named the delegates itself. Of
course no member of the party will be cu
rious enough te ask why the rules were net
carried out.
An Ungallant Act.
Philadelphia Recerd.
The Lancaster Examiner has been guilty
of an ungallant act, In its Sunday edition
the names of forty-eight ladies of that
city, whose agcs rage from 80 te 98 years,
are published, and among these arc six
whose names begin with "Miss."
What Frnldent Gewen Boldly Charges.
Philadelphia llecerd's Washington Despatch.
In the course of the hearing regarding inter
state commerce before the Heuse cemmittc
en commerce yesterday, Mr. F. B. Gewen,
president of the Reading railroad com
pany, suggested that there would be diffi
culty in enforcing in Pennsylvania any law
against discriminating corporations, and
said : " There is te-day no remedy certain
and effective enough for the removal of the
Mr. McLaue Under the statutes of
Mr. Gewen Yes, sir. Anetherdifficulty
one of which we should speak with great
hesitancy, for I de net care about washing
the dirty linen of Pennsylvania in public at
all is that the parties interested in this
monopoly have such a control ever the
politics of Pennsylvania that you must
change the heart of the people ; you must
send some missionaries among them and
endeavor te extirpate the evil at its root.
Mr O'Neill Yeu de net mean te say
that there arc certain parties in Pennsyl
vania who are controlling the judges of the
supreme court of Pennsylvania judges se
lected and elected by the people a su su
prcmeceurt composed of sterling men ?
That men such as these can be controlled
improperly or induced te prejudice any
proceedings before them by delay or ether
Mr. Gewen De you knew, Mr. O'Neill,
what the fox told the lien when he asked
him if his breath smelled badly '.'
Mr. O'Neill Ne. sir.
Mr. Gewen He said he had a bad cold
and could net smell.
Mr. O'Neill Very well. All that I want
te say is, that I repel any imputation upon
the character of the state of Pennsylvania
or of its judicial officers.
Mr. Gewen The imputation conies from
my friends, net for me.
Mr. O'Neill Ne, sir. My dear sir, you
are insinuating improper .things iu regard
te the judiciary in connection with the
proceedings of which you have spoken
and you have been speaking slightingly
of them in intimating that these proceed
ings cannot be canned into operation.
Mr. Gewen I am asserting facts. I
have heard the counsel of the Pennsylva
nia railroad stand iu the supreme court and
threaten that court with the displeasure et
the Pennsylvania railroad company it it
decided against it ; and I can tell you all
the bleed in my body tingled with shame.
And I can tell you for I was a member of
the constitutional convention of Pennsyl
vaniathat if that convention did any
thing effective, it was when it declared that
the supreme court should net have juris
diction in a criminal case ; and, notwith
standing that the constitution of the state
contains that declaration, I have seen the
judges of -the supreme court lay then
hands upon an indictment in a county
court and hang it up for what ? That is
all I knew of the case.
Threatening Kouellien.
Xeu- Era.
It is new in order for the Republicans of
Lancaster county te de what this journal
urged from the beginning of this contro
versy should be done elect their delegates
te the national convention under the rules
of the party and in accordance with the
settled principle of that convention, which
recognizes district representation, at the
same time voting instructions te the dele
gates then elected. If the chairman per
sists in refusing te call the committee to
gether in time te de this, which is evident
ly the pregramme, ether legitimate means
can be found te order an election. With
both local law and national usage, as well
as precedent, en their side, the Republicans
el this county will deserve te wear tnc
cellar, new attempted te be forced upon
their necks, for the rest of the lives, if
they tamely submit. It is for them te
say whether "things at the worst" shall
new cease.
Why They 1.
Harrisburg Patriot.
A resolution slipped through the Lancas
ter county Republican convention te in
struct the delegates te the national conven
tion at Chicago at the primary election in
May, the voters te indicate their choice for
the presidency for the guidance of the del
egates. This was a Blaine move, but it
will prove unavailing, as it is in the power
of the chairman of the county committee
te postpone the primary election until tee
late te have any influence at Chicago.
A Packed Heuse and a Geed Play.
Last evening the great spectacular play
entitled " A Talc of Enchantment" was
produced in the opera house by a troupe
under the management of the Kiralfys.
The play was first produced at Nible's
Garden, in New Yerk, where it ran for
several months te the largest business ever
known there. It was then taken te Bos Bes Bos
eon and Philadelphia, and it is new in its
third week at the Walnut street theatre,
Philadelphia. The company which was
here last night has been made up for the
smaller towns and it includes nearly all of
the members of Jehn T. Ferd's opera
troupe. It is managed by one of Kiralfy
Brethers, and for the last two weeks has
been in Washington and Baltimore.
The play is similar te "Black Creek"
and ethers of the kind, and depends for its
popularity upon its dazzling effects, &c.
It is a piece te amuse as well as excite the
interest of an audience. The leading
characters, with the exception of one,
were taken by Mr. Ferd's company.
Rebert L. Downing personated Paul La
vinge, the here of the piece, in a highly
artistic manner, being a pleasing actor. J.
F. Peters played Dr. Tertanius, the al
chemist, te perfection, and in the first act
he signs an agreement en the top of the
mountain with Plute, using te de se a pen of
fire. Gee. Denham, who is a capital come
dian, was admirably suited te the charac
ter of Gaspard, the servant of the alchem
ist. Miss Belle Mackenzie looked charm
ing, and acted well the character of Mar
garite. The remaining members of the
company were first-class.
Leng before 7 o'clock last evening a
crowd of men and boys gathered in front
of the opera house and when the doers
were opened they poured in and filled up
the gallery in a short time. Nearly all of
the scats down stairs had been sold, and
these that were net were occupied by the
crowd in an incredibly short time. Before
the performance began the heuse was
packed from the footlights te the top of
the gallery, and standing room could
scarcely be obtained.
The ballet was led by M'lle De Resa,
who is acknowledged te be one of the best
dancers in the world, and her graceful step
ping was one of the features of the evening.
The ballet troupe was composed of about
twenty graceful girls and their drilling,
marching and dancing were remarkably
fine. There was dancing of all kinds and
it closed with a grand Amazonian march,
in which the ladies appeared in glittering
armor. Miss Marie Beckcl looked beauti
ful as Azurinc, the queen of the fairies.
In the third act the specialties of the
variety people were introduced, the three
Ulm sisters appearing first and singing a
number of German songs in fine style.
They were, followed by the three Ronaldes,
who perform acts similar te the Majiltens.
They are wonderful men, and are capable
of twisting their bodies into almost every
conceivable shape. Their high kicking
was surprising, as indeed, was their whole
act. Following these came Master Cart
ing, wJie drew with remarkable rapidity
several pictures, ending with a very correct
likeness of Grant. A puppet introduced
was very life-like, the deception of the
living head being perfect.
The fourth and last act, representing the
" Enchanted Heme et the raincs,77 was
beautiful, as was all the scenery. The play
was well put upon the stage, and every
thing worked well. The large audience
was delighted and surprised and they
unanimously voted it an excellent show.
General Municipal Nominations Last Night.
The Democratic general nominating
meetings were held at the several ward
houses last evening and the following
nominations were made, from which the
tickets for the approaching municipal
elections will be selected en Saturday even
ing next :
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Scheel Directors.
Dr. Jehn Levergood, 6th ward.
Cel. E. McGovern, 6th ward.
Geerge W. Zecher, 6th ward.
A. Z. Ringwalt, 1st ward.
Prof. F. W. Haas, eth ward.
Henry Z. Rhoads, 8th ward.
Prof. William B. Hall, 4th ward.
Peter McConemy, 5th ward.
Adam Oblendcr, I'd ward.
Jehn Ochs, 4th ward.
O. B. Shertzer, 3th ward.
Frederick Hartmycr, 3th ward.
Geerge Yeisley, 4th ward.
James McKenna, 2d ward.
Dr. S. II. Metzger, 2d ward.
Ames Ringwalt, 2d ward.
First Ward.
Select Council .Jacob Reese.
Common Council Samuel K. Lichty,
Jehn F. Rcith, Geerge W. Brown.
Assessor Jeseph Pyle.
Constable Gee. Ganse.
Judge J. W. F. Swift.
Inspector Theodere Trout.
City Executive Committee Jehn
Second Ward.
Select Council Simen W. Raub, Alum.
Common Council David McMnllen, Dr.
F. G. Albright, Wm. II. Garrceht, Cenrad
Gasser, Jehn A. Snyder, II. E. Slaymaker,
J. M. Westhaetler, Thee. Wenditz. Henry
Ransing, Chas. M. Hewell.
Assessor J. B. Lichty.
Judge Harry N. Hewell.
Inspector Jehn B. McGiunis.
City Executive Committee Jehn I.
Third Ward.
Select Council Henry Wolf.
Common Council Peter Landau. Geerge
Wall, Jacob Kiehl.
Assessor Franz Neuderii".
Constable .Jehn F. Dciehler.
Judge B. F. Davis.
Inspector Harry L. Hartrayer.
City Executive Committee B. Frank
Fourth Ward.
Select Council Eli Shertzer.
Common Council Charles G. Rhoads,
R. E. Bruce, Jacob Norbeck, Geerge Wolf,
William Wisner, II. W. Harbcrgcr.
Assessor Frank Brinkman.
Constable. James Ceyle.
Judge James A. McElhenc.
Inspectors Emanuel Wilhelm, Charles
C. Biggs.
City Executive Committee Geerge W.
Fifth Ward.
Common Council Abraham Erisman,
Geerge Hacker.
Assessor A. Brosey.
Constable James Kautz.
Judge William Vcisser.
Inspector O. B. Shertzer, Harry L.
City Executive Committee William B.
Sixth Ward.
Select Council Geerge W. Zecher.
Common Council Dr. Jehn Levergood,
II. B. Springer, J. Henry Widmyer, Will
iam Jehnsen.
Assessor Jacob Herzeg.
Constable Gee. Lents, Martin Daily.
Judge Byren J. Brown, Jehn M. Mc
Culley. Inspector Henry Leenard.
City Executive Committee Charles
Seventh Ward.
Common Council Henry Yackly, Gee.
M. Berger, Henry Smeych, Wm. Ruber.
Assessor Jas. R. Garvin.
Constable .Jehn Merringer.
Judge Henry T. Yackly.
Inspector Wm. McLaughlin.
City Executive Committee William Mc
Laughlin. Eighth Ward.
Select Council Fred. Judith, Jacob
Adams, Henry E. Decker.
Common Council Benjamin Philips,
Jeseph A. Albert, J. J. Hartley. A. J. Sny
der, Leuis Dickel, Edward Kreckel, Benj.
Assessor C. A. Oblandcr.
Constable Jehn Harman, Gee. Shay.
Judge Peter Diehl, Jacob F. Kautz.
Inspector Jehn St. Clair.
City Executive Committee Peter
Rehrich. Frank Myers.
Ninth Ward.
Common Council J. II. Ostermycr,
EIa:n G. Snyder, Philip Zecher, Uriah Bit
zcr. Alderman II. A. Miley, Wm. V. Con Cen
ner, David Zecher.
Assessor Peter Lutz, Frederick Nix Nix
derf. Constable Adam Ditlow.
Judge Jehn N. Nixderf.
Inspector Chas. F. Smith.
City Executive Committee Jacob Metz
Event Acress the County Line.
An unfortunate boy named Shindlcr,
residing at Highspirc, had his right feet
smashed while attempting te beard a
freight train at that place about half-past
five o'clock last evening.
This is Ilarrisburg's local sensation :
"Ripping up rails, war among furnace
men and railroads, an exciting scene at
Canal and North streets last evening,
symptoms of a riot, the war cloud dis
persed, the forces retire in geed order,
nobody hurt, etc."
Yesterday afternoon Medoe engine Ne.
;161 passed up the Pennsylvania railroad
track with 173 cars attached, 80 of which
were leaded. The engine tugged this
train from Red Hill, below Middletown,
from which jwint it was necessary te haul
it, en account of a freight wreck occurred
The state beard of agriculture met in
Harrisburg yesterday, II. M. Engle repre
senting Lancaster county. Dr. J. P.
Wickcrsham was elected one of the vice
presidents and II. M. Engle a member of
the executive committee. The beard re
solved that until millers are willing te
give quality a greater preference in price,
our farmers are justified in raising such
kinds of wheat as their experience demon
strates will yield the greatest number of
The Drift or Pnbllc Opinion Uxpremed
by the Preu.
The Office and IU Incumbent.
Carlisle Herald.
Judge Patterson is said, in the Pre of
Jan. 22d, te have remarked te these gen
tlemen, that " they surely would net want
te practice before a court for which they
had no respect. "
If Judge Patterson said this, he should
simply be ashamed of himself. Can he
net distinguish between the court and the
person who may happen mere or less
worthily te occupy it ? Docs he net knew
that the greatest respect for an office as
an organ of the state, is compatible with
an extreme and most just contempt for
the man who, for the time being, sits in
it ? He should knew that the only public
station, in the kingdom whence we have
derived our laws, whose incumbents can
net be formally accused of improper con
duct, is the august throne. "The king
can de no wrong, " but kings' justices and
ministers, lords and commons, all can de
wrong, and can be punished for it. Let
Judge Patterson beware of striving te set
up in this country the doctrine of the
sanctity of the incumbent of the office of
which he happens te enjoy the honors and
the emoluments. If he has been guilty of
a malversatien, he should net be permit
ted te screen his official sin, under the
palladium of the office which his sin and
net the exposure of it tends te discredit.
It is tee late in the century te suggest in
America that any of the officers of the
commonwealth shall be exempt from criti
cism. The highest executive officer in the
state or nation is bound te exercise his
judgment in perplexing and delicate situa
tions. Has any American argued that it
should be a penal effese te criticise the
mode of his discharge of duties, lest the of
fice should be brought into contempt, or
the incumbent should be swerved from the
independent exercise of his discretion'.'
Yet hew much vaster are the interests af
fected by his determinations than these
which usually come before a county court !
The functions of a legislator desiderate the
most nicely poised judgment ami the
largest courage. Within the scope of his
duties arc brought subjects of almost
measureless moment te the commonwealth
or nation. And who has been bold enough
te suggest penalties for the free expression
of opinion in regard te the maimer of his
discharge of them, by these who undertake
the task of instructing and informing the
public judgment? Is the work of the judge
mere arduous'.' Is he made of less firm and
honest timber, that his integrity is mere
likely te be strained by newspaier criti
cism '.' Is the decision of a private cause,
directly affecting the litigant parties, mere
important than the executive and legisla
tive decision of questions which affect
whole populations .'
But the aggravation in the case of
Messrs. Steinman and Ilensel is, that for a
sentiment expressed in a paper, of which
they are editors, the judge, who believes
himself insulted, undertakes, without a
jury, te punish with a fine, whose magni
tude is in his own discretion, and with a
deprivation of rights te practice their pro
fession, an offense directed against himself,
lie will make himself judge in his own
cause ! He will visit penalties of immeas
urable gravity at the instigation of his own
piqued and iasulted majesty ! Such usurp
ing and tyrannous effrontery should be
hissed down by the whole state. If we are
te preserve our liberties, there is no room
for such a judge upon any of the benches
of the commonwealth. He brings with him
the autocratic ideas of a world new two
centuries dead and reprobated.
If a word, written by an attorney out of
court, may be pursued with judicial ven
geance, why may net spoken words also?
What will prevent the institution of abase
system of espionage, by which whispers iu
the offices of attorneys may be carried te
the prurient ear of the judge, ami then
punished as he may think tiie enormity .f
the disapprobation of his acts, expressed
in speech, mero or less clear and strong,
may merit'.' Out upon such an outrageous
doctrine !
Until we devise a way of getting judges
who cannot de wrong, who aie above sor
did or selfish aims, who de net feel dis
posed te reward friends and punish
enemies, who cannot be swerved from,
steady impartiality between friend and fee,
between prompters and oppesers of their
nomination or election, it is the right and
the duty of every gced citizen te be
ready te criticise them, en proper occasion,
and te sec te it that the power of oppres
sive intimidation shall net be put into their
hands by winking iu a solitary case at the
arrogant assumption of a right te punish,
with fine and disbarment an attorney who
is courageous enough te utter, net only his;
own conviction, but the convictions of a.
large portion of the community. The
people arc masters. Governors, senators,
judges, are but servants, whose proper dis
charge of momentous functions can be
guaranteed only by the amplest freedom
of animadversion and discussion. We
hope Messrs. Steinman and Hcnsel will
stand firm against the pitiful ami un
blushing tyranny of Judge Patteisen.
Oueer Judge.
Clcarlleld Itepubllcan.
It is evident, from what has transpired
at Lancaster during the past week, that
judges arc no better than ether people.
The editor of the Philadelphia Ilecerd, in
alluding te the conduct of Judge Patterson,
gives our views better than we can de it.
Hear him.
lie Won't Condone It.
Chester County Democrat.
Judge Patterson, of the Lancaster
county bench, has committed a biunder
that will net seen be concened or forgotten
by sensible people iu his district.
The district attorney was accused,
and doubtless properly, of procur
ing the discharge of a criminal ou
political grounds, by the Lancaster
Intelligence!:. This is a very common
thing in the courts controlled by the party
dominant in the above county, and the
newspapers frequently show the crooked
ness te the public ; but Steinmaa and
Ilensel arc both members of the bar,
and the judge calls upon them te show
cause why they should net be disbar
red for contempt of court. This is
an unprecedented aetieu, te call up
lawyers professionally te account for what"
is said editorially ; and Judge Patteisen
has put his feet in it, since the district at
torney and his assistants have acknowl
edged the truthfulness of the charge.
Gradually the ae-called Republican part'
is drifting us into imperialism and anetlu r
step is toward fettering a free pi ess the
greatest power and friend the people have
left te them.
Before lie Get Ttreush.
Perry County ticmecrat.
Before Judge Patterson gets through
with the editors of the Lancaster Intel Intel
lieknceu he will wish he had never ruled
them into court te answer for editorial
opinions. The judiciary assumes power?,
nowadays, that de net belong te court?,
and judges must be restricted te their
proper sphere. The press must net be
overawed by the frowns of anyone dressed
in brief authority.
Playing wit h ire.
Philadelphia Chronicle-Merald.
Ne matter what may come of the con
troversy between Judge Patterson, of Lan
c:tster, and the editors of the Lancaster
Intelligencer, Judge Patterson has
shown himself unfit te be en the bench.
His retaliatory measures are proof that he
nas been hit in a vulnerable part. Of
course he cannot strike the editors el
the InTELLidteNCER from the roll of at
torneys; they have done no act te for
feit their standing as officers of the ceurtr
and little law as Judge Patterson appears appears
te knew, he must knew that much. Wha