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LANCASTER DAILY lKTELLiGENCER, WD&ESDaV. FEBRUARY 4, 1880:
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WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB, 4, 1880.
The Freebooter's Game.
The Republicanjjentest at Harrisburg
is net Over the nomination of Grant, but
ever the dominance of Cameren. Se if it
was a simple question of Grant's candi
dacy, it is net likely that he would re
ceive a score of votes. The delegates all
knew that the feeling of the. people of
their party is against his nomination,and
they are net seriously for it. The Phila
delphia delegation is hostile te Grant,
and yet it resolves te vote te instruct the
national delegates te support him. They
knew that their vote will amount te
nothing except as in the way of support
ing Cameren and the dominant Repub
lican politicians of the state, who have
been led te commit themselves te tha
Grant movement before they realized
its inherent weakness and who cannot
even back out without less of prestige ;
or else thev are mananivreing the Grant
boom as a cloak te a design te trade off
the Pennsylvania delegation in such a
way as te secure the greatest profit all
around te the managers. Nothing is
mere certain new than that the name of
Grant will net be seriously presented te
the Chicago convention : and the indica
tions are that the Pennsylvania delega
tion will find its greatest account in
being turned ever te Blaine, lie has
the great advantage te start with of
being the strongest candidate among the
Republican voters of the state : and the
ring leaders of the party will net dare te
tight this sentiment if they can get
their leaves and fishes from the man
who commands it. If Mr. Cameren feels
strong enough te set up for himself he
will of course de it : but with a hundred
and ten Rlaine delegates in a convention
assembled by the party machinery under
his control, as this one was, it may dawn
en him that he has come se near te being
capsized that his own form would be a lit
tle tee weak te stay afloat at Chicago.
Rlaine is a geed man te make a politi
cal trade with. He will give Cameren
as geed terms as anybody. He has no
moral compunctions that will stand in
his way. 1 le understands addition, divi
sion aiid silence as well as Kemble him
self ; and lie is a geed deal bolder rascal
than that indicted criminal, and quite as
daring and a geed deal smarter than
Senater Cameren, who is trying te walk
off with the state of Pennsylvania in his
pocket and succeeding only so-se. The
Rlaine men will get enough of the dele
gates te Chicago te make Mr. Cameren's
control of it entirely nominal. He can
control it if he gees Blaine's way; if he
kicks there will be a fight. But both par
ties will be tee wise te come te blows ;
an honorable compromise based en a de
vision of the spoils will suit their inter
ests better. Blaine will be ever se ready
te pat Cameren's back and take all his
friends te his besom, and save his pride,
and give him the name of victor, se long
as he knows he really is his slave. The
work of the convention te-day it seems
te us will have just this result. Mr.
Cameren can march along at the head of
the column as its distinguished general,
but he will have te listen te
the voice from Maine and deflect
the column as it suggests, else t
will deflect itself, and he will be left
alone in the highway with his body
guard: and there won't many even
of them stay. Quay and the whole crowd
will move with a unanimous instinct
along with the baggage-wagons. They
never can see any sense in separating
from them, and they never will. An
enemy that captures the commissariat
captures them. They arc one and insep-
able. The glory of the battle te them is
in sacking the city; and where there are
no spoils there are no warriors of their
Sinx'E the emancipation of the negre,
and the conferring upon him of the right
of suffrage, the two events that have oc
curred of the highest significance te the
Freedmen have been the establishment
of the freedmen's bank and the inaugura
tion of the se-called :t exodus" move
ment. Reth were claimed te have
been started for his benefit ; both
have been exposed as the devices
of Republican politicians for their
partisan purposes, and both alike have
tended te injure the freedman se far as
they have exercised any influence at
all upon his condition. The Freedmen's
bank was a stupendous machinery of
fraud operated upon a helpless and de
fenceless people, robbing them in the
name of piety and philanthropy. The
exodus movement is new confessed te
have been a scheme te colonize the ne ne
geoes into the close districts of Indiana,
se as te '' get" the Democrats " ever
lastingly" and for this purpose only
"bucks" were wanted and the thing was
" overdone " because the women and
children were brought along. There is a
heartlessness about the Republican treat
ment of the negre that will hardly bear
comparison even with
ties of slavery days.
the alleged cruel-
The Xew Yerk Herald publishes a de
tailed account of the distress in Ireland
this morning that brings te us a mere cir
cumstantial narrative of its widespread
character than any report hitherto made.
An analysis and location of 250,000 cases
are given, f which all tell the same
story of starvation, destitution and the
lack of supplies, with no prospect of re
lief. The cry from there is pathetic and
touching. There seems te be no doubt
of the reality of the distress, and no
question as te the duty of a philanthropic
nation. Ireland's cry has never reached
us in vain, and new that it is se loud and
strong there is net likely te be any fail
ing nor delay in the American response.
Te a Xew Yerk Herald reporter Den
says : u Seme of the journals of the
country have for a long time been trying
te settle the presidential question, and it
has been asserted that a delegation in
structed for the ex-president could net
be sent from this state te Chicago ; that
I could net de it ; but it will be done. "'
There is a snap about the last few words
that tells the story. It means that when
Cameren puts the cellar en it is put there
te stay, no matter hew it chafes, nor
whom it galls.
Bishop Clement has been appointed
regent of Bulgaria during the visit of Prince
Alexander te St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Southwekth is quoted as saying
that she began te write from necessity, and
after that pursued her calliing from the
love of it.
Ben IXGEr.bOi.L says that en account of
his infidelity he loses the company of a
geed many feels, and that he has noticed
people who have the smallest soul make
the greatest fuss about getting them saved.
The Standard's Reme correspondent
asserts that the condition of the l'epe's
health is unsatisfactory, owning te the
worry and anxiety te which he has recent
ly been subjected.
Miss Hi:m:x Jam: Gi.ad-.teni:, the
youngest siste of the Right Hen. W. K.
Gladstone, died recently in Cologne. She
was a Catholic, and a lady of great benev
olence, accomplishments, and mental ac
tivity. Mr. Lakkin .1. Mi:.n, the sculptor, is
married te a beautiful Italian lady, with
whom he could net at first aquaintancc
talk, neither knowing the ether's language.
They have a charming home in Florence.
Mr. Mead is one of the kindest of men and
most generous of artists, always sympa
thetic and helpful te younger artists.
Rev. Wim.iam M. Bakiiy. who died re
cently at Worcester, Mass., left directions
te his executers te burn all his papers un
read, te bury him in his plainest clothes
and a cheap box, te permit no clergyman
.nor his wife te be present at the funeral
services, and te devote his property te the
maintenance of worship in the Congrega
tional church of which he had been pastor.
Gen. Chant and his paity visited the
Vente water works, near Havana, yester
day. Last night a great tea party, fol
lowed by a ball, was given in the palace
in honor of the visitors. The principal
families of the city and all official persons
were invited. The vice governor general
issued the invitations in the name of
Captain General Blance. On Thursday
the party will go te Matanzas and visit
some plantations in that vicinity.
The remarkable scene of an Irish mem
ber of Parliament haranguing the Ameri
can Heuse of Representatives was witness
ed at the capitol en Monday night.
Charles Stewakt Pakxei.l. agreeably
te previous arrangement, spoke en Ire
land's grievances te an audience that
crowded the galleries and corridors of the
hall, while the fleer was far from being
full, by actual count just (55 membcis
being present. The audience is lcpertcd as
having been attentive, but quite undemon
strative. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Peter Berry was killed and his son seri
ously injured by a fall of top coal in a
mine at Plymouth, yesterday.
Edward Neil, a newsboy, was blown
from the platform of a railroad ear near
Englishville, X. J., yesterday morning and
Charles Decker, a hardware merchant of
Newark, N. J., committed suicide en
Monday night by blowing his head oil"
with a cannon improvised from a hollow
block of iron.
The volunteer returns in England, which
have just been issued, show that the en
rolled strength of the force increased
iu 1ST9 from 203,213 te 200,230, the
number of efficients being at the same
time augmented from 191,101 te 197,485.
The St. Leuis express en the New Yerk
Central railroad rau into a freight train at
Creft's station, about thirty miles east of
Buffalo. Three sleeping cars, a freight
car and the freight engine were thrown
from the track. Xe lives were lest.
Xcar Newton, X. Y., Win. Schoenovcr
and Wm. Marvin, chopping weed and
drinking hard cider, fought a duel with
axes at short range and were net parted
before Marvin hail nearly severed Schoon Scheon Schoen
ovcr's left arm below the shoulder, and
himself received a slight scalp wound.
Iu Augusta, Me., Israel Boothby, cashier
of the First national bank, committed
suicide by sheeting himself in the head.
Te make certain of his purpose he jumped
into a cistern en the bank premises, with
weights attached te his feet and then com
mitted the deed. A director of the bank
states that the accounts of the institution
are probably safe.
The Gunnison country in Western Colo Cole
rado is developing extraordinary richness
in minerals. Prospectors are Hecking into
that region and capitalists arc taking large
interests. Competent judges declare that
the discoveries already made exceed any
thing hitherto found in Colerado, either as
regards the quantity or the quality of the
Seme men saw by a railroad time table
at Warsaw, Ark., that a certain train was
net te step there. They offered te pay the
station agent well if he would somehow
get them aboard, but he said it could net
be done. Then they tied a rail en the
track, which stepped the train, sure
enough, but wrecked it se effectually that
it could net start again.
The contract for an electric light of 10,
000 candle power, te be placed in the dome
of the county court house, intended te
light Wabash, Ind., has been let te the
Brush electric light company of Cleveland,
Ohie, for $1,800. The agreement states
that should the light prove unsatisfactory
the city shall be at no expense. A guaran
tee for a perfect light has been given by
In Ripton, Vt., a cow owned by Mr. X.
E. La Francis, died after manifesting
strange symptoms for several weeks pre
vious. Her peculiar action prompted in
vestigation and a pest mortem revealed a
large darning needle in the heart, which
had been there a sufficient length of time
te become covered with rust. It is sup
posed that the animal swallowed the nee
dle with its feed.
On January 28, some Uuepapa Indians
raided a Gres Ventre camp and captured a
herd of ponies. Xcxt day a war party of
Gres Ventres, after riding forty miles, at
tacked the marauders and joined battle,
which was fierce and bloody, fifteen men
being killed and the live stock recaptured.
The Gres Ventre braves arc much excited
and a general uprising along the Yellow
stone is feared in the spring.
The freight locomotives Rutland and n.
S. Marccy were thrown into a ditch bot
tom side up by a collision at Comstock's
landing, en the Rensselaer and Saratoga
railroad. Jehn M. Barker, of Albany, lire
man en the Jlarcy, was instantly killed and
J. L. Piling, the engineer, who steed at
his pest, was slightly injured. The engi
neer and fireman en the Rutland saved
themselves by jumping before the collis
ion. Barker, who made his first trip yes
terday, buried his wife a few days age and
leaves three small children.
The Milwaukee county hospital, at Wau Wau
watesa, Mich., was destroyed by fire early
yesterday morning, the books being burned.
The exact number of inmates could net be
known, but is estimated at GO. Thirty
were carried out and ethers escaped, but
some perished in the building. Twe bod
ies have been recovered. The disaster is
attributed te a defective flue. The less of
the building is $25,000.
Jeiin Sixerman's vote against Simen
Cameren's confirmation te the Russian
mission in IB 52 is said te be the lien in his
path te securing any favor from the
family in his presidential aspirations.
Tiik Bosten Herald, Independent, says if
it were running the Republican party it
would make the ticket Washburnc and
Chamberlain ( of Maine ), or, if that
wouldn't de, Hayes and Chamberlain.
Tin: Cincinnati Gazette1 1 canvass the
Ohie Republicans shows a preference of
1889 for Sherman, 800 for Blaine and 5-11
Grant, with Garfield fourth in the list,
with a following of 128.
It was "a notable scene" in the U. S.
supreme court en Monday, when en mo
tion of Mr. Belva Lockwood, a practicing
attorney, Hen. Joel Parker, a Democratic
caudidatc for president, and a negre law
yer were sworn into practice, standing
near te the niche where the bust of Chief
Justice Taney, the author of the Dred
Scott decision, is placed.
Bekeke the Senate committee te hives,
tigate the exodus, several Republican poli
ticians of Indiana have admitted, "under
oath," that the Seuth Carolina negrees
were induced for political purposes te set
tle en the limestcne knobs of Indiana,
that they wanted 20,000 bucks, that if they
get them they could get away with the
Democrats " cvcrlastinsrl v." but that the
negrees "overdid" the thing by bringing
Gex. Butlek, of Massachusetts, is ex
ceedingly anxious te continue in his pres
ent position of manager of the home for
disabled soldiers, and his friend, Congress
man Russell, has introduced into the
Heuse a resolution reneminating him te
the office. It is net likely, however, that
the aspirations of the doughty warrior will
be gratified, as Gen. McCIcllan will in all
probability be pressed for the appointment,
and while it is net expected that the Re
publicans will vote for Butler, the Deme
crats have no reason te put Inm again m a
position from which he has reaped se much
political advantage. Se the prospect is
that Benjamin will find himself bottled
Senatek Morgan, of Alabama, opposes
favorable consideration of the nominations
for census supervisors. He claims that, as
the law stands, the supervisors should
have been equally selected from each po
litical party. The Democrats understood
from Mr. Hayes and Prof. Walker that
geed men would be appointed, and that
they supposed from the intimations of
these gentlemen that the law would be
construed se as te give both Republicans
and Democrats their rightful share of
the appointments. If the Democrats had net
thought se, he says, they would have
framed a law which would have admitted
of no ether construction. He accuses
Hayes and the superintendent of the cen
sus of endeavoring te lull te rest all suspi
cion of a different course of action from
that he desired.
IS Tennyson's poem-play, '-The Falcon,"
which has been a failure, he makes Fede Fede
rige, a practiced and enthusiastic falconer,
address his precious bird as a "king of
the air," and indeed throughout treats the
creature as a male, as for that matter does
Mr. Longfellow in his version of the same
story from Beccacio. In spite of these
two great poets a falcon is always feminine
te a falconer in language as in fact. The
female bird is a third larger than the
male, and altogether his superior in
beauty, fierceness and strength. Indeed,
as a pleasant writer in the Londen JS'eirs
points out, she aleue is a "falcon," the
male bird being a tercel. Shakspeare,
who knew everything and never misapplied
his knowledge, makes repeated allusions
te falcons and falconry, always wsth a due
distinction of sex.
Autiieus and publishers, and mere es
pecially bookbinders, who have prided
themselves en the sumptuous exteriors of
the presentation volumes which they have
forwarded te Queen Victeria, will net be
pleased te hear, en the very highest
English authority, that their works de net
grace the shelves of the royal library in
the gorgeous dresses they lavishly bestow
upon them. First the books are all ex
amined by the royal librarian and only
such admitted as arc deemed worthy and
then, of the approved ones, no matter
hew elaborate their bindings, no matter
what famous binder has bound them in
covers meet fet royalty, the covers arc
ruthlessly removed and thrown aside like
se many newspaper wrappers. Then the
stripped books are rebound in the style in
which all books in the queen's library are
Tun bill that has passed the federal
Heuse appropriating $100,000 for a monu
ment at Yorktown, Va., commemorative
of the surrender of the British, and $20,
000 for the celebration of the centennial
anniversary of that event, will carry out a
resolve of the Continental Congress,
adopted en the 29th of October, 1781,
which provides that the United States
should cause te be erected at Yorktown,
in Virginia, a marble column, adorned
with emblems of the alliance between the
United States and his most Christian
majesty, and inscribed with a succinct nar
rative of the surrender of Cornwallis te
his excellency Gen. Washington, commander-in-chief
of the combined forces of
America and France ; te Count Dc Roch Rech
ambcau, commanding the auxiliary troops
of his most Christian majesty, and te
Count dc Grace, commanding flic navaj
forces of France in Chesapeake bay. The
same bill suggests an American centennial
A Dig Picture.
Prof. Leuis Brown, an artist of repute
at Munich, is working en the most colossal
painting, perhaps, ever attempted en can
vas. It will represent a general view of
thebattle of Ssdan. The sketch is new
finished and measures sixty feet in length
by ten in width. The painting itself will
be four hundred feet by fifty, and is te be
exhibited at Frankfort-en-theJIain, it is
said, hi two years. It is needless perhaps
te add that a building will be constructed
expressly for the purpose. The view of
the battle is taken from a commanding
spot affording the sight of the whole val
ley of Sedan. The artist has selected the
culminating point of the action, when the
last and most desperate efforts of the
French te open a way across the "circle of
iron" was frustrated.
What the Flayer are Doing.
Lent is coming along ; se are the
Fanny Davenport will be here en Feb
Charles B. Griste. the popular advance
agent, is ahead et the " Goblins."
There arc at least fifteen minstrel com
panies traveling in different parts of the
country at present.
The Kate Thayer concert company has
disbanded, after a disastrous season at the
Seuth and Southwest.
Bosten is said te be the best amusement
city in the United States because the people
arc mere intelligent than anywhere else.
James M. Haiti ie and Geerge Hoey have
formed a combination out of the stock of
the Philadelphia Chestnut, which will
take the read in the spring.
Letta, Den Thompson, Pat Rooney,
Richmond and Ven Beyle, Xick Roberts,
Oliver Doud Byren and Alice Oatcs are in
" The Quaker Bakers : or the Pie Rates
of Pcnn's Aunts," is the title of Mr. Chas.
r . I'ldgnrs new burlesque en Gilbert ana
Sullivan's latest work.
Billy Robinson, Billy Arlington and
"Senater" Beb Hart, all of whom arc well
known minstrels, will give temperance lec
tures in Cincinnati en Sunday next.
William Daly, of the Daly brothers,
"King High Kickers," will in Jlarch take
Gus Brune's place in the "Tourists"
Coel Burgess has a minstrel troupe en
the read, aud he is the principal performer.
He still persists in doing his old acts
which he should have discarded fifteen
While Buffalo Bill and his Indians were
making a street parade in Ilarrisburg en
Saturday evening, they were followed by a
gang of heys who amused themselves by
pelting the red men with stones.
It is said that a joint agreement has been
entered into between the Baltimore and
Ohie aud Pennsylvania railroads abolish
ing theatrical rates between Pittsburgh
and Baltimore. Washington, New Yerk
Billy Barry, the well-known comedian,
who is new playing in the stock company
of the Velks theatre, Brooklyn, accidental
ly snot the top et ins thumb oft witn a
pistol while doing a sketch a few evenings
Edwin Beeth is 40 years of age ; Jeseph
Jellerseu, 50 ; Barry Sullivan, 50 ; Jehn S.
Clarke, 4G ; E. A. Sethcrn, 49 ; J. L.
Teele, 48; Dien Beucicault, 59; Miss
Ncilsen, 30; Lydia Thompson, 42, and
Fanny Kcmbell, 71.
If you arc iu a theatre when it takes fire
en the stage, you have at least seven min
utes te spare before smoke or flames will
injure any one beyond the orchestra. De
vote this time te picking up watches and
wallets. Free Press.
Charles Calleuder, the minstrel mana
ger, who has been enjoying private life
since he sold out te J. II. Havcrly, has
another troupe of colored men en the read,
and Billy Kersands, whom Havcrly dis
charged, will join his party.
William Gill, the leading member of
" Our Goblins," is one of the best come
dians in this country. He is the author of
" Horrors," which is new being played
with se much success by Rice's Surprise
Party. Fer years he was with Samuel
Colville's burlesque troupe.
The donkey and cart of .E.M. Gottheld's
" Octoroon " were seized for a debt te the
Teledo Blade printing company, owed by
J. X. Gottheld, in Albany a few days age.
They were immediately rcplevcnd by the
owner and appeared as usual in the even
ing. Xcxt week we are te have geed shows,
as fellows : Monday, Gill's " Goblins" ;
Tucsdav, Bartley Campbell's company
in "Fate " ; Friday, Teny I)en
icr's pantomime and variety troupe, with
" Grimaldi" ; Saturday, Barney Macau
ley as Uncle Dun' I in " A Messenger from
On Saturday night Rice's "Evangeline"
company appeared in Wilmington, Del.,
The citizens thought it was Rice's Surprise
Party, which had been there before, until
the evening of the show, and the local
papers condemned the performance. There
is considerable difference between the two
troupes, although they are both managed
by E. E. Rice.
The eldest theatre in America is the
Savannah theatre, which was built in 1803.
It is a massive building of brick aud stone,
and has never been remedelled or changed
iu any way. The architect was an English
man, who was brought te America by the
Blake brothers, two wealthy Seuth Car
olina rice planters, who at that time resided
Columbia has no daily newspaper, but
there arc mere persons iu the town, who
manage te get into shows en the " press "
than any places in the state. The time will
come when showmen will net step at Co
lumbia or Ilarrisburg. The dead-heads
in these place can tell an advance agent
when he is ten miles oil". They smell the
paste en his trunk.
An exchange says : "J. II. Ilaverly
began life as a train boy en the old Michi
gan Southern railroad. He subsequently
became moving spirit of Benedict and
Arlington, and later of Emersen and Cot Cet Cot
eon's minstrels What he is new is known
throughout the country." Arc there any
rich men in this country who were net at
onetime bootblacks, newsboys or gutter
The Buffalo Express thinks Adelaide
Xeilsen should manage te eke out a rather
comfortable existence from her profession
al rewards. When in that city the ether
day, she favored the officials et the Bank
of Commerce with a pleasant call, for the
purpose of exchanging $14,000 for United
States bends. Miss Ncilsen was accom
modated, and carried away the securities.
She had a $1,300 house at her performance
in that city.
J. C. Cressy. who last year managed
the North Bread Street theatre, Philadel
phia, and who this season wrote an opera
entitled, "The First Life Guards,"
which fell se flat both iu New Yerk aud
Philadelphia, is no less a personage than
"Fatty" Stewart, who kept a variety
show in Philadelphia during the Centen
nial. He has a line opera company, and
they have concluded a long engagement in
New Yerk which only became profitable
after they stepped playing Cressy's opera.
I'F.TKR HERDIC'S CREDITORS.
Why They are Fichting Against Hit, Dis
charge in Bankruptcy.
The creditors of Peter Herdic, the great
lumber king of Williamsperr, Pa., fought
against his discharge in bankruptcy in the
United States district court, Pittsburgh,
en Monday. When Herdic made his ap
plication for discharge his liabilities were
said te be $1,500,000, and he had no assets
te speak of. Since his application his
creditors say the assets have net yielded a
hundred dollars, and they claim that he
has concealed some of his property, has
falsely sworn te returns, and did net keep
his books properly. In an interview Her
dic said that the suits against him were
for blackmail ; that he lias no property
concealed ; that the lawyers offered te
compromise the suits, criminal and civil, if
he would give them $5,000 ; that he ewes
only about $400,000 instead of $1,500,000,
and that he would seen be all right, and
would be able te pay his debts. Seme of
the New Yerk banks are among the cred
itors objecting te Herdic's discharge. The
arguments have net been concluded.
THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Camaren Haa the Convention In Hand.
The Republican state convention meets
te-day in Harrisburg. It is believed that
Henry Green, of Northampton, will be
nominated for justice of the supreme
court, and Jehn Lemen, of Blair, for
auditor general. A caucus of the Blaine
delegates was held last night, at which
105 votes were cast in Mr. Blaine's
interest. Subsequently a general caucus
of all the delegates was held, at which it
was decided 123 te 110 that the conven
tion should select the delegates te the
national convention. It was reported that
A. G. Olmstcad would probably be the
The delegates who bound themselves by
the Blaine caucus were : Senatorial Dele
gates Isaac P. Garnet. J. P. Rambo, II.
Bertz, T. T.Werth, W. S. Kirkpatrick,
It. Darlington, J. A. Scranton, W. J.
Scott Chas. Albright, E. M. Durham, H.
T. Harvey, T. C. Thornten, C. II. Mullen,
C. C. Beuscetcr, W. II. Covode, Themas
II. Shields, Harrison Allen, S. A. Daven
port, II. L. Richmond, B. B. Strang and
W. II. bwansey. Representative Dele
gates Wm. Lilly and James Luce, of Car Car
eon county ; Gee. W. Rupert, J. T.
Pierce, J. G. King and Henry Ceiic, of
Chester county ; J. W. Read and E. M.
Grant, of Clarien county ; Thes. II. Mur
ray, of Clearfield county ; E. C. Best, of
Clinten county ; J. A. Stene, II. C. Bless, L.
C. Black and W. A. T. Andrews, of Craw
ford county ; Jehn Hayes and G. II. Geis
tnan, of Cumberland county ; D. F. Miller
and E. C. Lyens, of Delaware county ; JR.
II. Wcnsel, of Elk county ; Presly Hay, J.
D. Bently and J. F. Walther. of Eric
county ; J. Milten Lyttc and Themas D.
Hoever, of Fayette county ; Peter Berry,
of Ferest county ; M. Stewart and
Jehn Rewc, of Franklin county ;
A. W. Tayler and W. C Brown,
of Indiana county ; F. A. Weaver, of
Jeffersen county ; Jehn Bleveus and W. II.
II. Shaffer, of Lawrence county ; II. II.
Hauck and E. B. Bicrhauseu, of Lebanon
county ; A. Lingwertc W. S.
Litzenbcrger, F. Kislcr, of Le
high county ; D. S. Bennett, L. C. Dail,
S. L. French, T. J. Edwards, G. B.
Scamans, E. P. Kingsbcrry, J. N. Rice
and G. W. Conkling, of Luzerne county ;
J. B. Emery,P. D. Backcn and J. K. Beak,
of Lycoming county ; H. S. Needier, A.C.
Grecvcs and J. II. Carr,of Mercer county ;
J. P. II. Jenkins, A. E. Daubley, Samuel
Faust, Edward Bailey and J. II. Bring-
liurst, of Montgomery county; D. W.
Smith, et Jlonteur county ; r rank Kccucr,
Jehn Herner and James McMahon, of
Northamptien county ; J. II. Shively, of
Perry county ; L. G. Sherman, of Schuyl
kill county ; J. It. Eady and F. J. Keeser,
of Somerset county : E. A. Streng, of
Sullivan county; J. R. Rewcn and
O. B. Lewell, of Tiega county ;
C. S. Wolfe, of Union county; J. 31.
Dickev. J. T. Connelly and J. W. Per-
terfield, of Venango county : J. A. AVci
blc. of Warren county; J. V. Lawrence,
J. II. Ewing and J. N. McDonald, of
Washinirten ceuntv : B. O. Kecfer, of
Westmoreland county ; Z. Lett, of Wy
eming county ; Geerae Geiger, of lerk
ceuntv: E. G. Fahnestock, of Adams
county ; D. W. Searle and V,'. J. Larrabec
of Susquehanna county ; M. C. Ellisbnry,
P. J. Dean, Charles Gladding and L. Par
ker, of Bradford county.
The Convention Caucus.
The regular caucus of the delegates te
the convention assembled in the dining
room of the Lochiel house at nine o'clock.
S. II. Miller, of Mercer, a Blaine man
with strong Uameren proclivities, was
chosen chairman. After the talking had
been checked Jehn Cessna moved for the
appointment of a committee of nine by the
caucus te select delegates at large and
electors and district delegates after ad
vising with the various local delega
tions. The purpose for which this
committee was te exist was te
draw up the slate for the con
vention. This brought Wolfe, who is a
substitute for the regular delegate from
Union, te the feet, and he offered an
amendment that the congressional districts
should be allowed te name their own
delegates without any dictation from the
state convention. This awakened a great
deal of discussion, which toward the end
became quite acrimonious. The Blaine
people managed the debate very cleverly,
leading the discussion off into the question
of the unit rule, awakening thereby dor
mant animosities te the "machine" policy
among net a few of the lukewarm Cameren
General Koentz declared in thunder
that the noble state of Pennsylvania was
disgraced by the conduct of its delegation
at Cincinnati in 1876.
A. Wilsen Norris said that it was the
very fact of the division of the delegation
that evinced its power. It taught it a
lessen that at every succeeding convention
t should vote as a unit.
Mr. AVelfe, of Union, get en his feet
again, but, after slashing at the dictation
of the party leaders, gave way te General
Albright, who declared that the attempt
te instruct delegates always had and al
ways would lead te trouble.
itussell .brrctt, a Cameren man, con
tended that the state convention had
always instructed the delegates, and that
if the Pennsylvania delegation had held
together at Cincinnati General Ilartrauft
would new be the president of the United
Mr. Jehn Cessna, who had offered the
resolution, tried te lead the discussion
back te the subject. He said he thought
his proposed committee could pick out the
the delegates mere harmoniously than a
a big convention. Mr. Wolfe and the
Blaine men thought se tee. but they
objected te relieving the party of the
trouble. At this point much confusion
followed, but the roll was called en Mr.
Wolfs amendment, and it was beaten by
a vote of 110 te 123.
The original motion of Mr. Cessna was
then adopted by acclamation.
The cemmittee en organization then re
ported that Russell Errct would be tempo
rary chrirman of the convention and J.
Cochran secretary. Christopher Magce
will move the apeintment of a committee
en contest seats, and Senater Hcrr for
that en resolutions, which will give them
(all Cameren men)thc chairmanship.
The caucus adjourned amid a geed deal
of noise. In the convention a committee
of nine will be named te go ever the slate
which will be made up and the list rushed
through the convention. Being chosen,
the men who bear these names will be
instructed te vote as a unit for the ex-
Synopsis of the Platform.
The following is an abstract of the reso
lutions adopted by the convention : They
declare that the resumption of specie
payments and the revived prosperity of
the country arc the result of the financial
policy of the country, and pretest against
and change in or disturbance of that policy
any against any tinkering with the tariff
or enrrency : oppose any attempt te regu
late tariff duties by commercial treaties ;
affirm an indivisible union of states;
the right of every man te be protected in
life, liberty and property ; denounce fraud
and force at elections ; call for pure aud
free electieus, in which every voter shall
be assured in exercising his right te vote ;
congratulate the people of Maine en their
successful resistance te fraud, and thank
the Republican members of Congress for
their resistance te state rights and te Dem
ocratic efforts te break down all congres
sional protection te the purity of the bal bal
Hut Net te Sir. Tllden.
The story that Mr. Tildeu is te be mar
ried te Miss Ranck, of Lewisburg, is pro
nounced false by Mr. J. M. C. Ranck,
brother of the lady, who says that his
sister is te be married this month, but net
te Mr. Tilden.
The Philadelphia Chronicle Herald leeks
nebby in a entire new suit of type. The
paper is looming te the front in the city.
It is ably edited and deserves success.
The clothes of Miss Annie Mcssenthau
Icr, of the Sixteenth ward, Pittsburgh, took
lire while she was sitting near a stove and
she was fatally burned.
Tayler Heeper, of West Geshen town
ship, Chester county had his baud tern oil"
by having it caught in a threshing machine
wu eaturuay night t'at.ick llays. a
switch tender, en the Lake Shere raiiread,
was run ever and killed by an engine in
the east yard, at Erie.
The Pennsylvania railroad company are
building stoves for the comfort of the snow
shevelers. The stove is te be fastened te
the sheveler's back while at work, and the
fuel te be used is charcoal. The company
have several of them ready for use new.
One of the most brilliant weddings that
ever occurred in Delaware county took
place yesterday afternoon at Upland. Mr.
Robinson of the Delamater iron works, of
New Yerk, was the groom, while the
happy bride was Miss Sallie, the eldest
daughter of Mr. Samuel Crezcr, who is one
of the largest cotton and woellen manu
facturers in Pennsylvania, and owns
almost the whole town of Upland. Over
two hundred invited guests were present,
several of whom were from New Yerk and
Philadelphia. The presents were mag
nificent, consisting of a great variety of
elegant and costly articles. The bridal
party took a special car for Xew Yerk
early in the evening.
Death tf Jehn U. Oilner.
The many friends of Jehn G. Oil'ner
will be pained te learn that he died sud
denly, yesterday afternoon in Williams
town, this county, under pcculiarily dis
tressing circumstances. His near neigh
bor, Hen. Win. Hamilton, who lives op
posite Mr. Offner's. was suddenly stricken
with paralysis. Mr. Oflhcr, en being in
formed of the fact, hastened te call Dr.
Lcaman te his friend's assistance, aud then
went himscil te Jlr. Hamilton s house, ar
riving a short time before the doctor. He
was apparently in his usual geed health,
but had net been seated five minutes in
Mr. Hamilton's house until his head
dropped forward, and he would have
fallen te the fleer had he net been caught
and held from falling by Mr. N. M.
Weeds, who was also seated in the loom.
At this moment Dr. Leaman entered the
room and took charge of Mr. Oflhcr, but
nothing could be done for him, and he
died almost instantly.
Jehn G. Oflher was widely and favor
ably known in this community, especially
among the elder residents. He was born
and raised in this-city, his mother being a
daughter of old Jehn Gundakcr, a wealthy
merchant who, we believe, was predeces
sor of Jehn N. Lane in the mercantile
business in Lancaster.
Jlr. Offncr, when a boy, was given a posi
tion as clerk iu a store, but he is best
knew te our citizens as the efficient busi
ness manager of the Lancaster post-eflicc
during the long term of years when Jlrs.
JIary Dicksen was pestmistress1, and the
pest-office was located en North Queen
street above Orange, in the building new
occupied by Ames Jlilcy as a saddlery and
After the Whig party came into power,
through the election of Tayler and Fill
more, Jlrs. Dicksen was removed fiem
office and Geerge W. Hammersly ap
pointed. About this time Jlr. Offncr mar
ried a daughter of Jlrs. Dicksen. Jlrs.
Dicksen, we may here add, was the widow
of Win. Dicksen, former editor and owner
of the Lancaster Intem.igencei:. Soen
after his marriage Jlr. Olfncr removed
te Williamstown, where he lived
practically retired for the last quar
ter of a century or mere. He
was about G5 years of age. He leaves
no children, but his wife survives him. He
was in easy circumstances and dispensed
deserving charities with a liberal hand.
Well educated, of kindly disposition and
possessing line social and conversational
qualities, his company was much sought
and he was a favorite with all his ac
quaintances, and his sudden death
is universally lamented. Brought
up in the Presbyterian faith he
firmly adhered te it through life.
In his younger days he was connected
with the Presbyterian church of this city,
but for many years past he has been an el
der in the old Lcaceck church, near his
late place of residence. His funeral will
take place en Friday ami his remains will
be interred in the burying ground of Lea
Drank and Disorderly.
Themas Harris, who claims te be a
descendant of the man in whose honor
Ilarrisburg was named was arrested yes
terday for drunken and disorderly conduct,
and taken before Alderman Bair this
morning and committed te jail for ten days.
What wonderful results fellow trilling
incidents ! If the Indians had net been
surprised aud driven oil" before they suc
ceeded in burning Jehn Harris at the
stake, his illustrious descendant would
never have had an opportunity of getting
drunk and inspecting the interior of the
Last evening a large number of the
friends of James Best, who was recently
married, including members of the Friend
ship and Humane fire companies, the
employees of Jehn Best's shop and ether
yenng men, tendered him a serenade at
the residence of his bride's parents en
JIaner street. After the serenade
the crowd were taken te Frankc's
saloon. en North Prince street,
where Jlr. Best gave thciua fine set out,
which was much appreciated by the boys,
who drank the health of the newly-married
couple, wishing them a long and hap
Mure Telephone Krected.
Yesterday David II. Potts put up seven
telephones for S. S. Spencer, of Nes. 2 and
3 cotton mills. They connect Jlr. Spen
cer's eflice with the engine rooms of the
mills, with the machine shop, packing
room aud waste room, and also with his
residence en West Vine street. The con
venience and usefulness of telephonic con
nection of distant points are being generally
acknowledged by the public and utilized
by business men.
The Diaguethian literary society of
Franklin and JIarshall college has elected
Hen. Benj. II. Brewster, LL. D., the emi
nent Philadelphia lawyer, biennial orator
before the societies at the next commence
ment. Should Jlr. B. be unable te fill the
engagement it is likely Hen. Zebulon B.
Vance, LL. D., the famous North Caro
lina orator, will deliver the address.
Gans's Sens Jfc Ce. Meuthly Repert.
The monthly tobacco report of Gans's
Sens & Ce., New Yerk, just received,
states that the stock of Spanish tobacco
en hand February 3 was 28,080 bales, com
pared with 24,045 bales at same date last
year. The stock of American tobacco in
the several inspection warehouses is put at
37,507 hhds. Same time last year 34,397
hhds. Fer Kentucky tobacco the demand
has been geed, with large purchases for
French and Italian account. A fair
amount of sales for the open ports and
home trade, reaching in all 5,500 hhds., of
which 4,700 for expert. Prices have
been firm for all sorts, whilst lower grades
have advanced $ te 1 cent a pound. Com
mon lugs are quoted at 4(S,5i ; geed at
4J,6; low leaf, 5(3,7i ; geed, 5:10 ;
In seed leaf a satisfactory trade is re
ported. Foreign advices are mere encour
aging and a fair expert demand for 1879
crop is anticipated. The sales of seed
leaf in New Yerk during the past month
are thus reported : Crep of 1877, 50 cases
New England and 100 cases of I'ennsylvr
nia ; crop of 1878, 1,390 cases New Eng
land, 2,000 Pennsylvania, 900 New Yerk.
500 Ohie and 500 Wisconsin ; erep of 1879.
1,590 cases. Total, G,950 cases, of which
for expert 75 cases of Ohie, 1878.
Prices of the crop of 1878 are quoted as
follews: .New England Havana seed,
22(ii,30 ; common wrappers, V.(a 15 ; me
dium, 10,18; fine, 30(71,37$ ; selections.
3010; seconds, 10(fi)14 ; fillers, (!(7V.
Pennsylvania asserted lets, common,
1012 ; fair, 12J(7f.l5; fine, 1,30; wr.q
pers, 1635 ; tillers, SV(7ti. Xew Yerk
asserted, common te geed, 10(a 15 ; Ohie,
asserted, Sll ; wrappers, 15(jf,25. Wis
consin, asserted, 8(jr,13; Havana seed.
15(,20; wrappers, 12(,18. Experts of
seed leaf snce January 1st, 3,001.
Of Havana tobacco 9,000 bales are re
ported sold fillers running from 70 cents
for common, te $1.25 for superior, duty
paid. In manufactured tobacco the de
mand has mostly been confined te well
known brands at regular prices.
The Rcneminatiuu of Jehn T. Iiic;eni-Ie
Fer the office of mayor by the voters of
the Democratic party has been unanimous
in the several wards of the city. The fact
that from the beginning the nomination of
no ether person was thought of con
clusively proves that the Democracy found
in him the best and most fitting man ler
the highest office in the manieipal govern
ment. And why was this : JIayer Jlar Jlar
Geniglc has faithfully filled his office from
the beginning te the close of his term. Ik
has industriously given te it, himself, his
whole time and attention, and discharged
its duties in person, lie has lsven ait.
honest, unparti:-aii, intelligent mayor .t
man every inch of him. I lis official, as
well as his personal bearing as the head of
our municipal government has been an
honor te Lancaster. Could we desire a
better man for the office of mayor? Cer
tainly net. We aic convinced that our
taxpayers, irrespective of party, whose
interests he has steadily striven te protect
aud has made a first consideration, will net
deny him their votes. And they will de
right therein. Die Laterne.
urail of I'iii11m.
The following is the percentage of pu
pils in the advanced classes of the colored
school, Strawberry street, for the month
of January :
A CLAS.S BOY.1.
Samuel Hill UCItJi-.iiivillc Wilxm... CI
Jehn Jenes 7'J Win. Mellen .Vi
A CLASS (HULK.
Carrie Foreman !K, Agnes KeMiimhi U.l
11 class nevs.
Win. Maxwell :ti
Meics Maxwell !)1
B CLASS GIRLS
9U Mary I! ures-i
Stf Annie ISniwn
SI Julia ratterseu...
c class nevs.
Harmen Water !I5
Hunry Waters Ill
Samuel Kins 'M
Cliarle- Wilsen SI
c class enes.
Lillie Jenes ,
Henrietta i'ae ..
SOlWin. T. Maxwell...
D CLASS OIKLS.
N.V Anna M. HarrN
The Democratic City Committee.
The announcement in last evening's h:
tei.i.igenceu that the new city committee
would meet this evening for organization
was an error, as it has been the invariable
custom for the old committee, which nec
essarily begins the work of organization,
te continue in office until after the Feb
ruary election. The old committee will
therefore meet this evening and the city
members of the county committee have
also been invited te be present.
Unirurm Rank efKnlliU of Iythi;ii.
At a meeting of Lancaster division Ne.
G. U. H. of K. of P. held last evening the
following officers were elected te serve the
ensuing term :
L. Iv. C. Jehn Barnhart.
S. K. L. C Jehn L. Vegan.
S. K. II. Geerge Flagg.
S. K. R. J. C. Haus.
S. K. T.Jehn JIcGinnis.
S. K. G. Geerge Sheetz
S. K. S. Geerge Ellisen.
Senater KaufTman Had the Fleer.
In the Blaine caucus in Harrisburg last
evening, toward the close of the proceed
ings, Senater KaufTman, net a delegate,
was allowed te make a speech. He .said
that the delegation from this county was
packed iu the interests of its masters, and
that it misrepresented the sentiment of
Lancaster county, nine-tenths of which
was for Blaine. The speech was heartily
The Funeral efllr. Whiteside.
This afternoon the funeral of Dr.W. JI.
Whiteside took place from his late resi
dence en East King street. Pest 81, G. ..
U., attended in a hotly, as well as a large
number of friends of the deceased. The
interment was made at Woodward Hill
Last evening the Shifller fire company.
Ne. 7, held a ball in Rethweiler's hall,
which, notwithstanding the bad walking
and cold weather was largely attended and
it cudud very quietly.
A Donatien I'arty by Rail.
Rev. J. V. Eckcrt, of Columbia, has re
ceived from his fleck at Jit. Eden churcly
Eden township, a donation of two barrels
and three boxes of previsions, forwarded
te him by rail.
Cey Knocked Dewr,
About neon te-day a small boy was
knocked down by a two-horse sleigh at
Prince and Vine streets. He yelled like
an Indian but was net hurt at all.