Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, February 05, 1880, Image 2

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Hancaster Intelligencer.
What It Means.
The result of the Ilarrisburg conven
tion has been as foreshadowed, and Sena Sena
eor Cameren and his ring associates come
out "with an apparent victory, which is,
however, se much less than complete
as te be in fact a defeat. These men
have been ruling the politics of the Re
publican party for many years autocrati
cally and this convention was especially
manufactured te suit their purposes.
Yet in a body se constituted
they secure a hare majority of
twenty votes. The issue nominally be
fore the convention was the presidential
candidacy of Grant and Blaine, but the
real issue was the continued dominance
ever the party of the men who new rule
it. It would seem from the statement of
Mr. Bingham, who claimed te be Mr.
Blaine's friend and representative, that
Blaine did net desire te be set in opposi
tion te Grant in Pennsylvania ;
and this is the policy which it has been
n-mmmlltr lulim-nl llldtim n'mtM .t,,.r.,n .
R,Y,...wj ty.Av...i jituiiu nuum 1'iuaiuj
the value of it te him consisting in the
fact that Grant is net a real candidate,
and that it is well for him te keep en
amiable terms with the men who think
they own the vote of the state. The fact
that Mr. Bingman steed alone among the
Blaine men in the convention, in his de
sire te conciliate these who were nursing
the Grant boom, shows either that he
did net represent Blaine, or that
the ether Blaine delegates had net se
much at heart the success of Blaine as the
defeat of Cameren. And this latter
seems te us te be the true inwardness of
the matter. The popular dislike of the
third term idea swelled the number of
the anti-Cameren party, and se
did the popular liking for Blaine
But the core of the anti-Grant
vote was disgust with Cameren
dictation. That distinguished young
senator is en his last legs as a political
leader, lie has net the needed qualities.
Bull-headedness without sagacity won't
de. His felly in taking up the third
term idea, whether he lias done it in geed
faith or as a means te secure the control
of the delegation, has been made
manifest. It weakened, instead of
strengthening his hand : and if all
the carrion birds of the party had net
come te his help te secure the carcass,
he would have been shutout of any share
in it. They have obtained a delegation
te Chicago that will soil out the state at price: and Blaine being
the most available bidder, and the one
best able te give security for the faithful
performance of the contract, will shortly
appear in the character of Pennsylvania's
favorite son.
lVIiy They"wiii.
General Koentz made the most telling
peech in the Ilarrisburg convention
yesterday when he referred te the incon
sistency of the men who new ask for
a third term endorsement, while the same
men had passed the anti-third-term reso
lutions of 1S75 and 1S7G: and the men
who new demand the unit rule had
violated that rule in 1S0S. The most re
markable thing about the Cameren dom
ination in Pennsylvania and its almost
unbroken tenure of control ever its party
is the success with which it appeals te
the party spirit and the pride of political
organization, whenever its purposes are
te be served in the election of the party
candidates. Every time that the Cameren
faction succeed in controlling state or lo
cal conventions as they succeeded yester
day, by packing them against the will of
the Republican masses no matter hew
disreputable nor improper their nomina
tions are, they invoke the aid of the
elfended and injured majority, en the
ground that a common party interest de
mands the united support of the " regu
lar" ticket and an endorsement of the
acts of a " regular "' convention. And
they generally get it. Se that experi
ence has taught them that by whatever
means they control the party machine
they can safely depend en their oppo
nents help te ratify its decrees.
Year after year here, in ether coun
ties, in the state and in national politics,
we have seen the anti-Cameren wing
submit themselves te the joke, until this
year the ether side felt encouraged te
perpetrate the most shameless imposition
en the popular will and the most flagrant
majority of the popular rights. "Without
the Philadelphia, Allegheny and Lan
caster delegates yesterday, Cameren
would have been powerless ; and yet had
the Republican voters chosen the dele
gates in these counties Cameren would
net have had a quarter of them. Se it
gees in local affairs and some mysterious
obligation of party fealty assures the
Camerons, every time, that that their op
ponents will in the end be their cats-
paAvs. , .
That this. nJIigSue7i is net considered
"eciprecal, might easily be demonstrated.
The Cameren wing rarely exert them
selves te elect Republican nominees who
are distasteful te them, and de net scru
ple any time te sell out Republicans
whose election they de net desire. They
were glad te nominate Passmore when
they knew he would be defeated ; they
refuse te nominate him when they think
he could be elected. They are for the
unit rule when it suits them and against
it when it hurts. They are for a third
term when they have a bargain te their
advantage ; they are against it when they
were in the market. They run the Re
publican party as they please, and they
will de it se long as their opponents teach
them that they can de as they please.
" Wk declare a firm, unqualified adher
ence te the tmtcrillcn law of the republic
ichich wisely and, under the .sanction fi the
most venerable examples limits the presi
ilcnlial term of any citizen te two terms,
and v:c, the Republicans of Pennsylvania,
in recognition of the law, arc uxalteka
itLY opposed te the election te the presiden
cy of any person for a third term."
Pennsylvania Republican convention of
187:3. '
It will be seen that both the delegates
te the national convention from this
county are from the upper end, Lancas
ter city and the lower district are
slighted. The Bull Ring does net get its I
.majorities in this section.
Tiieke is nothing particularly new in
the exposure of the rottenness of the Re
publican party in Lancaster county that
has been made in the Turniss-Breneman
case. The testimony that was given
proves an abuse of the office of county
treasurer in the service of a corrupt pol
itical ringjeperating for corrupt political
purposes, and that all engaged in
it were tarred with the same stick.
Had the loquacious plaintiff net been
stepped in his interesting revelations
by Judge Patterson, he would only have
told what has long been known, that
Sheriff Breneman and Register Ress each
paid the Sensenig-Furniss combination
4,000 for securing their nominations and
that in dividing the profits of that peel
Furniss was skinned by his wicked
partners. But as these officials have net
been the only ones elected by such means
and who took the solemn oath of office
te the contrary, the revelations in this
case form only one chapter in a long
story that will keep for future telling
when it will net be interrupted by objec
tion of the counsel nor by ruling of the
Tiikkic is a vacancy en the list of Re
publican electors,for
of a disagreement among the Bull Ring
politicians. Seme of them wanted Gee.
Calder, jr., ethers favored Jehn M. Steli
nian. The latter were the most influ
ential and secured the certificate of the
delegates from this county in favor of
Stehman's selection. His nomination is
only with held for prudential reasons : if
he wants the electership lie can have it,
we are confidently informed. B. Frank
Fshleman and S. S. Clair are slated as
members of the Republican state central
committee from Lancaster ceuntv.
Givk the devil his due. On the me.
tien te instruct for Grant. Tath. Kll
maker. jr.. and Jehn E. "Wiley, of this
county, voted "no." There were enough
without them.
Passmore V
" U.Ai.Ti:n.r.i.Y
was the word.
Ir Andy Kauffman and Hilly Seltzer
will ceime out at the primaries hew they
will get dressed oil"!
Tun somewhat notorious "mountain
kalniia " and its ''celastic embrace" re
ceive interesting scientific treatment en
our first page te-day.
Lady teachers in the Chicago schools arc
disgusted at the action of the beard of
education in declaring that marriage will
he construed as a resignation.
At Clinten. Tenn., last week 491 intel
ligent men were examined as jurors and
rejected before twelve idiots could be
found te trv the ease.
Isn't it a little odd that Lancaster
county, which produces mere smoking to
bacco than any ether county in the Union,
should he against Grant, the greatest
Tin: Republicans of Xew Yerk. Massa
chusetts. Pennsylvania. Ohie and "Wiscon
sin were against a third term in ISTi! and
they are "ferninst" it new. Grant cannot
carry any one of these states.
Talking about tilling Indian Commis
sioner llayt's place Sehurz has said that a
majority of the names suggested were
these of broken-down party hacks and po
litical fungi from the Eastern and Middle
states, who were utterly unfit for any ether
occupation, but were willing te accept this
AVe have had " reformed gamblers "' and
"reformed drunkards" and "reformed
pugilists"' and the like, but new a down
East city rejoices in a "reformed ath
lete," who is preaching te the people.
What would Themas Hughes say te the
notion that an athlete couldn't he a
Christian without " reforming '.'"'
Thk new senator from Mississippi,
James Z. Geerge, will, the Vieksburg
Herald predicts, be an able coadjutor te
Senater Lamar "in that policy of recon
ciliation between the sections which has
been the chief end of his public services,
and te the importance of which all ether
questions have been uniformly subordi
nated by him, regardless of consequences
in the way of censure or criticism at
Jonathan "Watsen, a big oil operator of
Titusville is dying from ill luck and self
administrated laudanum.
The supreme court is asked te say
whether Rebert Ralston ought, te have
a divorce en the grounds of Mrs. R.'s
desertion because she lives with her
mother in Wilmington and will net come
te her husband in Philadelphia.
The success of the late show of the Red
mar pigeonjiiue, ni -i .;;;iC:;Mriipattcsts
thc gi'tt'ngpepuIarity of carrier pigeons
in this country. It is net many years age
that the llight of a pigeon from Xew Yerk
te Philadelphia created a sensation ; but
already there arc many clubs and individual
fanciers in various parts of the Union, and
one or two 500-mile races have been at
tempted. Belgium is the great centre of
carrier pigeon sport. Last year a race
from Reme te Belgium, 780 miles in a
straight line, was flown for a series of
prizes, the first being $700. The starters
numbered 1,100, but a great storm came
up, making the passage of the Alps almost
impossible, and hundreds were lest or per
ished. The first two birds reached home
nine davs after the start.
A Horrible Crime.
At Lucan, Out., en Tuesday night, a
gang of men, with blackened and masked
laces, entered the dwelling of a "some
what notorious family," named Dennelly,
and murdered the father, mother, son ai:d
niece. A boy named Cenner escaped by
hiding under a bed. The murderers set
lire te the house, which was consumed,
with the bodies of their victims. A seu
of Dennelly, who lived three miles from
the homestead, was called te his deer and
shot dead about the same hour thcethcis
were murdered.
Talk is cheap.
IlarrKburg Dispatch.
The struggle of the Blaine clement is
very vigorously conducted, and the
speeches were listened te by the Cameren
people, who simply said: "When they
get through talking wc will vote them
A Happy Organ.
New Yerk Tribune.
At first sight it might seem that both
wings of the Republican party in Pennsyl
vania had reason te be satisfied with the
results of yesterday's convention.
3Ir. Ole Bcix'te-dav is seventy years
J. Hay Brown is McMaues's alternate
delcgate-at-Iarge. But 3Ic3Ianes will be
Tem Cochuan is the new "boss"' around
these parts. Temmy's " slv. devilish
President 3Ionuee"s tomb has been des
ecrated in se far that the brass plate has
been stolen from it.
Mrs. Chandleii has been very ill since
the death of her husband, but is new re
covering. Her daughter, Mrs. Hale, is
still with her.
Dr. Comptex should have packed his
carpet-bag, off te Washington, and get Jee
Samson confirmed, while Den Cameren was
busy at Ilarrisburg.
The sale of the pictures and drawings of
the late Wm. Hunt shows a handsome
return of $03,000. This did net include
the two pictures of greatest value, which
found no purchasers at the price asked.
Lin Baktiiolemew was detained by a
sun stroke from being present at the con
vention te help his neighbor Passmore;
and the family kindly prescribe for him
the place of delegate at large te the na
tional convention and the honor of nomi
nating Grant in a Bartholemcwian speech.
The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
has adopted a resolution heartily endorsing
a preposition made by a number of promi
nent women te raise a popular subscrip
tion for the purpose of placing a marble
statue of Relt.ex R. Srnixc.Kn in the ves
tibule of the Music hall. The work will
be executed by Preston Powers, son of the
late Hiram Powers.
A large audience listened te the Hen.
E. B. Wasiiul'kx'k, ex-minister te France,
who delivered a lecture in Brooklyn last
evening before the Leng Island historical
society. The speaker was introduced by
the Rev. Dr. Richard S. Sterrs. The sub
ject of the greater part of the address was
" The Siege and Uprising of the Commune
of Paris,'" and the terrible scenes of '71
were described in picturesque language.
At the close of the address Mr. Washburne
was given a reception.
Mr. Longfellow, in a pretty letter te
a little Cincinnati school girl, says : "Yes,
indeed it will be very pleasant for me te
remember that the school girls of Cin
cinnati arc thinking of me en my birthday.
Few things could be mere pleasant, and I
assure you that when the day comes I will
think of you all with equal kindness. The
old can understand the young, having
once been young themselves. But the
young cannot se well undcrstend the old,
having never themselves been old. Se
perhaps you will net quite understand
with hew much sympathy I can enter into
your feelings, and particularly when you
tell me you arc going te celebrate my birth
The Republican state committee of Mas
sachusetts have decided te call the state
convention at Worcester April 15, te cheese
delegates-at-largc te the national conven
tion. A fire at Fert Cellins, Cel., destroyed
Welch's block. The less is 650,000 and
insurance $20,000. A. F. Hepkins and
Miss Tillie Irwin, who was sleeping in the
building, were burned te death, while
eight ethers who also roomed there es
caped. Jehn Morrissey died en Wednesday at
Leng Island college hospital from fracture
of the skull. He was struck en the head
with an axe by his brother, William Mor
rissey, en Monday night, the 25th of Jan
unary, at Ne. 2. Jay street, Brooklyn, in a
quarrel ever liquor.
The confirmation of Lieut. WoedhuU's
nomination te be captain and quarter
master in the marine corps hangs lire for
the reason that the proposed promotion
involves the jumping of between thirty and
forty of Woedlmll's seniors, who, of
course, are highly indignant.
Later reports of the destruction worked
by the storm show an increase in the num
ber of wrecks and a less of life. Twe
mere wrecks are found near Leng Branch,
making six within a distance of six miles.
Five persons arc believed te have lest their
lives ; the number saved by the life-saving
crews is forty-one.
Henry Munroe, lately a prisoner in the
Merris county (X. J.) jail, charges the
keeper of the jail with gross misdemeanor
in the conduct of that institution. The
keeper makes no discrimination between
the lowest vagrant and the prisoners who
are placed there te await trial, and tramps
are recommitted when their terms expire,
if they de net wish te leave.
The historical society of Tennessee has
purchased from Clark Mills the bronze
equestrian statue of Gen. Jacksen which
Mills had made from the same mould as
the ones opposite the White Heuse, and
en Jacksen square at Xew Orleans, were
cast. Mills has had the third en at his
studio for a long time. He con
cluded te let it go for $5,000 much less
than the cost of the ether two.
Dr. Pcrsennct, one of the eldest and
best-known medical practitioners in Essex
county, X. J., was returning from a social
call upon the family of Mr. DcWitt Bald
win. As he was driving down Butternut
lanejiis horse bcCftffie-UUinanagcable "Uld
plunged the carriage ever the side of the
bridge at the feet of the hill. Beth car
riage and driver were thrown upon the
rocks below. Mrs. Pcrsennct was also
thrown out, but only slightly hurt. The
doctor was almost instantly killed. He
was prominent in town and church affairs
in the village where he had lived for evor
thirty years.
Dismayed and at a Disadvantage.
Ilarrisburg Dispatch.
Mr. Wolfe was dismayed and placed at a
great disadvantage when the delegation
from Union (his own county), named
Grant members of the committees en or
ganization and resolutions. "Mr. Chair
man," said he, " there has been no meet
ing and these peeple describing a few
about him have no right te submit these
names.'" "Xcverthcless," one answered,
"we met and agreed." "But I was net
notified," said Mr. Wolfe. "Xe," was
the reply." Yeu were training with the
ether house." The laugh was turned
against Mr. Wolfe.
A Hint te Cameren.
We.-t Chester Village ltecerd, Iloeten Organ.
Charles Wolfe, of Union, had a short
and easy pregramme yesterday. He
learned first what Scuater Cameren didn't
want and then proposed instantly te have
that precise thing done.
A very wiry, resolute, troublesome fellow
is Wolfe, and it might be cheaper in the
end te give him some taffy instead of se
much vinegar.
Ne Contempt el Court.
Philadelphia Times.
It will gratify the ergaus te he assured
that Senater Cameren's convention is in
favor of " the perfect security of free
speech and free press." This is net meant
as a rebuke te Judge Patterson. It is a
noble assertion of the. rural editor's right
te support Blaine.
Delegation te Chicago Instructed
Support Grant for President and te
Vete as a Unit.
Confusion and Uproar Bitter Speeches
Against the Third Term.
Before the first session of the Republi
can state convention adjourned yesterday
the committees were appointed, that en
contested seats numbering seven, of
whom one was Thes. B. Cochran, of this
city. X. Ellmakcr and Celin Cameren
were en the permanent organization com
mittee, and A. L. Eshleman and J. F. Wit
mer en the resolutions committee.
At the afternoon session the committee
en contests reported and there was a fight
ever A. X. Brice and Dr. Thornten of the
28th district and Gen. W. H. Koentz and
D. S. Elliett, of the 30th. The Grant Grant
Cameren men were admitted, but a
Blaine man from Somerset substituted
Koentz for himself.
Mr. Cessna again offered his resolution
for a committee of nine te select delegates
te the national convention and presidential
electors and Mr. Stewart came forward
once mere with the Blaine amendment.
Mr. Stewart said, in advocating his
amendment, that he believed that the ap
pointment of delegates te the national con
vention ought te be entrusted te the dele
gates from each congressional district, in
order that the will of the people may be
fairly reflected. The convention had "the
right te select the delegates in this way
and it had no right te go any further. Mr.
Stewart's remarks were greeted with ap
plause by the Blaine delegates and the
The yeas and nays were then called en
the amendment and it was lest by a vote
of 100 yeas te 150 nays. The original
resolution offered by Mr. Cessna was then
agreed te.
Senater Ilerr offered the following reso
lution :
"Jleselccd, That the delegates elected
te the Republican national convention
from tliis-state are hereby instructed te
support General U. S. Grant for the presi
dential nomination, and te vote as a unit
en that and all questions that may come
before the convention."'
This was the signal for a furious out
break en the part of the Blaine and anti
Grant element. One enthusiastic Blaine
man proposed three cheers for his candi
date, but the anti-Grant delegates were
tee excited and angry te respond. They
gave vent te their feelings in hisses,
whistles and groans. Fer a time the con
fusion and uproar exceeded even that of
the general caucus the night previous.
When order was restored Mr. Stene of
Crawford, offered the following as an
amendment :
"Jieseleed, That, while we pledge our
selves te support the nomination of the
Republican party, we sec no geed reason
for abandoning the position taken by
the party in our own and ether states in
1870 of opposition te a third presidential
term, and we hereby indorse and reaffirm
the resolutions passed by our own state
convention held in this city in 187(5 upon
tins question."
A storm of applause, hisses and groans
also greeted this preposition. Senater
Ilerr, however, get the lloer and spoke
quite eloquently iu defense of his resolu
tion. He was loudly applauded by the
Grant men aud hissed quite vigorously by
the ether side.
Gen. Albright, of Carben, and Gen.
Koentz, of Somerset, then spoke in oppo
sition te instructions for Grant. The for
mer said that no man had a mere profound
respect for Gen. Grant than himself, but
there were ethers who could fill the presi
dential chair with honor and who could he
elected by the Republican party. In this
connection he would name Elihu B. Wash
burne and James G. Blaine. The utter
ance of these names by the speaker evoked
applause and that of Blaine was loudly
cheered. Gen. Albright concluded by say
ing that the convention must respect the
popular wish ; if it did net defeat would
surely fellow.
General Koentz said he opposed both the
prepositions and the resolution. He was
net in favor of instructing the delegation
te Chicago te support Grant, nor could he
laver the idea that the delegation must he
compelled te vote as a unit. He was op
posed te the third term because the rule
established at the close of Washington's
second term has net since been broken and
he was net in favor of breaking it new.
Besides it is well understood that the ad
ministration of General Grant had net
proved satisfactory te the Republican
party, but had done the party frequent
injury. He believed that James G. Blaine
would be much mere acceptable te Repub
licans as their candidate for president than
General Grant. lie would favor the unit
rule if it was for the geed of the party ;
but if it was te be used in dickering for
cabinet appointments he would oppose it.
He believed it wrong te take away the
power of the people by the power of might
and would therefore oppose the resolution.
Mr. Mercland, of Allegheny, advocated
the resolution, and Messrs. Darlington
(Chester) and Harvey (Clinten) supported
the amendment.
Mr. Stene, after some remarks,, with
drew his amendment, whereupon Mr.
Strang (Tiega) moved te strike out the
name of U. S. Grant and insert that of
James G. Blaine.
Mr. Wolfe, of Union, then addressed the
convention in favor of Blaine. He de
nounced the "unit rule " and "ring rule."
He declared that the voices of four millions
of Pennsylvania people was "for the man
from Maine." He desired that the dele
gates should go te Chicago free and un
trammelcd. Congressman Bingham, of Philadelphia,
then took the lloer. In 1870 he was one
of the Blaine delegates at Cincinnati who
asistcd Edward McPhcrsen in breaking the
unit rule. But when Mr. Bingham had
spoken yesterday there seemed some doubt
in the minds of the Blaine men whether he
was really the same Bingham who smashed
things at Cincinnati. The voice was the
voice of Jacob, but the hands were the
hands of Esau. Mr. Bingham took the
ground, as a friend of Blaine, that inas
much as the Blaine delegates had been
shown te be a minority of the convention
by a number of test votes they ought te
submit gracefully te the will of the major
ity and cease further resistance.
Mr. Strang's motion was voted down,
yeas 95, nays 154.
On request of Mr. Stewart of Franklin,
a division of the question was ordered and
a vote was taken en that part of the reso
lution instructing the delegates te Chicago
for U. S. Grant. Carried by a vote of
132 yeas te 113 nays. The unit clause was
then adopted by a vita voce vote.
The following report was then made by
the committee en permanent organizatien:
President A. G. Olmsted, of Petter; vice
presidents one from each senatorial dis
trict; secretaries, Henry Iluhn, Samuel A.
Hitncr, P. D. Buckncr, Themas B. Coch
ran, Jeseph A. Scranton, Themas M. Gil
lespie, W. II. Swansey, L. C. Beech and
D. W. Smith.
Mr. Olmsted en taking the chair made
a brief speech of the usual order, and then
Andrew Jacksen Heir reported the reso
lutions as fellows :
1. Rejoicing, as wc de, ever the steady
growth of the national prosperity, which
began in 1876 with the change of the bal
ance of trade in our favor, and ever the
successful resumption and maintenance of
specie payments, we may reasonably claim
the financial soundness and prosperity of
the country as the natural result of the
financial policy we, as a party, have sus
tained. 2. The resumption of specie payments
having been accomplished, at the time ap-
pointed by law, and the finances of the
country being in a thoroughly healthy con
dition, we regard it as unwise te engage
in any new attempts at financial legislation
The country is prosperous under our finan
cial system as it is, and we knew of no
geed reason why that system should be
new disturbed.
The persistent efforts of the free traders
te destroy our tariff, piecemeal, by legisla
tion te repeal the duties en special arti
cles, admonish us of the necessity of ad
hering mere strongly than ever te the tar
iff policy of the past twenty years, which
has built up our grand systenTef manufac
tures, festered the revenues of the govern
ment and promoted our national prosper
ity. The business of the country will net
bear this tinkering of the tariff"; and if any
revision of that tariff' is te be made at all,
it should be done through a commission of
capable men, after a patient and thorough
hearing of all parties te the interests in
volved. 4. We object most decidedly te all at
tempts te enact a new tariff" through the
agency of commercial treaties. A treaty
framed, negotiated, discussed aud ratified
in secret, is net a proper method et regu
lating the revenues of the government.
5. In view of recent events in Congress
and in the Southern states, and latterly in
the state of Maine, we deem this a fitting
opportunity te reaffirm our adherence te
the following principles, viz. :
I. The union of the states with equal
rights indestructible by any constitu
tional means.
II. Protection te the person, liberty and
property te the citizen of the United
States, in each and every portion of our
common country, wherever he may cheese
te move, demanding of him only obedience
te the laws and proper respect for the
rights of ethers.
III. Strict integrity in fulfilling all our
obligations, state or national.
IV. The perfect security office thought,
free speech and a free press, and of equal
rights and privileges te all men, every
where, irrespective of nationality, of color
or religion.
V. A pure and free ballet, thoroughly
protected, se that every man entitled te
cast a vote may de se, just once, at each
election, without fear of molestation,moral
or physical, en account of his political
faith, nativity, or the hue of his skin.
VI. Honest elections, I he people have
the virtue and the patriotism te govern
themselves, our government must depend
for its stability upon honest elections.
Until a man is considered infamous who
casts an illegal vote, our government will
net be safe, and whoever deprives a citi
zen of his right te vote, is a traitor te our
VII. An honest count of all votes legal
ly cast, and an honest return of whoever is
elected, free from all attempts te defraud
the people of their choice through techni
calities or by an arbitrary rejection of their
(!. We extend te the Republicans of
Maine our congratulations ever the peace
ful and successful resistance te an effort te
defraud the people of that state of the
right te cheese their own representatives,
and te the attempt te steal the government
of that state. Our republican form of
government will be a signal failure when
any political party can succeed in defying
ihe public will by the people at the ballet
7. We deeply regret the growing ten
dency te threw elections aside en mere
technicalities and informalities. The right
of the people te cheese their public ser
vants is tee sacred te be subverted upon
any pretext that the returns of elections
are deficient in some trivial matters of
8. Wc thank our senator and represen
tatives at Washington, iu the last Congress
and in this, for their firm adhesion te Re
publican principles and policy, and for
their opposition te Democratic schemes
te renew the obsolete doctrine of state
rights, and te cripple the government by
withholding needed appropriations in
order te coerce legislation repealing all na
tional laws that protect the purity of the
Jleselccd, That the chairman of the Re
publican state committee is hereby in
structed and required te carefully examine
whether any person te-day placed en the
electoral ticket be legally disqualified,
from any cause, from serving as an elec
tor ; and, in case any such legal disability
be found, the state committee shall sub
stitute another name from the same con
gressional district.
The following was announced s the
committee te select delegates te the na
tional convention and presidential electers:
Jehn Cessna, chairman ; A. L. Pearson,
H. C. Patterson, J. M. Dickey, W. Elwood
Rewan, David II. Lane, II. L. Barbour, P.
D. Bucker, X. C. Elsbree.
Christien Kneass, Philadelphia, moved
te proceed te the nomination of candidates
for auditor general, and nominated Jehn
A. Lemen of Blair.
Mr. Garret, of Schuylkill, nominated J.
A. M. Passmore, of Schuylkill.
Mr. Bell, of Blair, advocated the nomin
ation of Mr. Lemen in a speech.
The convention took a recess until 7.30
o'clock, te reassemble in the hall of the
house of representatives, te give place te
Madame llentz's minstrels in the opera
house. The Rcntz combination was
offered $400 for the use of the opera house
by the officers of the Republican conven
tion, but refused the bid.
The Night Session.
On rc-asscmbling the convention pro
ceeded te ballet for a candidate for auditor
general. Jehn A. Lemen, of Blair coun
ty, was nominated en the first ballet, rc
ceiying 158 votes te 93 for J. A. 31. Pass Pass
mere. Hen. Henry Green, of Easten, was then
nominated for supreme Judge by acclama
tion. The following delegates te the Chicago
convention were then reported from the
committee appointed te make the selec
tion :
At L;.rge.
James 3Ic3Ianus, Philadelphia ; 31. S.
Quay, Philadelphia ; C. L. 3Iagec, Pitts
burgh ; Lin Bartholemew, Schuylkill.
Alternates Gen. D. S. Elliett, Henry
Bueh, Samuel 31. Jacksen, J. Hay Brown.
KIccters at Large.
Edward X. Bensen, Henry W. Oliver.
District Delegates and -Electors.
1. W. Elliet, AV. S. Douglass ; alter
nates, W. J. Pollock, Richard P. Cam
pion ; elector, Samuel C. Perkins.
3. Delegates W. R. Leeds, David II.
Lane ; alternates, Jeseph II. Ker, Edward
Rewe ; elector, Edwin II. Fitlcr.
3. Delegates W. L. Smith, David
3Iewatt ; alternates, W. B. Ahem, Themas
Smyth ; elector, 31. Hall Stanten.
4. Delegates W. Ellwood Rewan,
Hamilton Disston ; alternates, Wm. II.
Kern, David Wallace ; elector, James
5. Delegates Themas J. Powers, Adam
Albright ; alternates. Themas 31. Seuth,
Geerge W. Benner ; elector, Geerge Dc
B. Kcim.
0. Delegates Ames Gaitside. Wm. B.
Waddell; alternates, Jacob S. Scrrill,
11. II. Gilkyson ; elector, David F. Hus Hus
eon. 7. Delegates Geerge Lear, David O.
Hitner; alternate, 3Iark II. Richards;
elector, 3Iergan R. Willis.
8. Delegates Chester N. Fair. Samuel
R. Deppin ; alternates, Geerge W. Hain,
Richard 3Ic3Iichacl ; elector, Jeremiah II.
9. Delegates A. J. Kauffman, W. K.
Seltzer; alternates, James Cellins, Isaac
W. Leidigh. Electer net appointed.
10. Delegates Heward J. Rceder, Har
rison Berty: alternates. Wm. S. 3Iaier.
X". S. Litzenberger ; elector, Isaac S.
11. Delegates C. G. Jacksen, W. A.
W. Grier : alternates, S. Y. Thompson.
Wm. Lilly ; elector, Edgar Penchet.
12. Delegates J. S. Albright, Alex.
Farnham ; alternates, Jeseph Alexander,
jr., Theodere Hart ; elector, Jehn Mitchell.
13. Delegates Sunucl A. Lesch, Wm.
S. Morehead ; alternates, L. C. Lieb, W.
J. Whitctreuse ; elector, Cenrad F. Shin-del.
14. Delegates J.
Jehn Kay Clement ;
II. Bergner, Samuel
Chas. B. Ferney.
15. Delegates O.
P. Cameren, Gcft.
alternates, Charles
J. Packer ; elector,
D. Kinny, C. C.
James P. Tavler.
Jadiem ; alternates,
F. C. Bunnell: elector. Nathan C. Ell-
10. Delegates W. II. Armstrong,
Thes. L. Kane : alternates, E. G. Shetllin,
D. F. Huckle : elector, Jeseph W. Coch
rane. 17. Delegates Jehn Cessna, David
Over ; alternates, Jehn W. Beachy, W. C.
Smith ; elector, Geerge M. Reade.
18. Delegates J. G. Isenberg, B. F.
Wagenseller : alternates, W. C. Pomroy,
Jehn W. Mattcrn ; elector, Geerge B.
19. Delegates .las. Hust, Jehn Hayes ;
alternates, Jehn X". Urich, C. Z. Beales ;
elector. Michael Schall.
20. Delegates .lames A. Beaver, M. L.
Brossius ; alternates,.!. B. McCudley, Jehn
R. Rankin ; elector, W. W. Ames.
21. Delegates Geerge B. Hull", Geerge
S. M. Bailey; alternates, M. II. House
man, J. B. Merris ; elector, J. P. Zeagar
tcn. 22. Delegates W. C. Mooreland. James
D. McDcvitt ; alternates, A. L. Pearson,
William Hill ; elector, Nelsen P. Reed.
23. Delegates William B. Redgers,
James II. Lindsay ; alternates, Jehn 3Ie
graw, C. B. Shea ; elector, Augustus E.
W. Painter.
24. Delegates J. R. Hurrah, Jehn
McKinlcy ; alternates, Henry C. Fry,
James F. Scott ; elector, Themas T. 31.
25. Delegates Jeseph Builingten, Jus.
E. Leng ; alternates, A. Wilsen Tayler, J.
B. Agnew ; elector. Win. 31. Fex.
20 Delegates Themas Robinson, Jehn
J. Gorden ; alternates. Geerge W. Haver,
A. L. Reichard ; elector, Geerge W. Dela-
27. Delegates C. M.
Allen ; alternates, X. K.
Short ; elector Calvin W.
Resolutions endorsing
Reed, Harrison
Russell, C. 31.
the administra-
tien of Gov. Ileyt and providing for the
selection of the state committee were
adopted. After appointing the state com
mittee the convention adjourned sine die.
An Kmpty Victory.
McCliiru te the Time.
It was a nominal victory for Cameren,
simply because it saved him from absolute
defeat ; but it gave him the shadow while
it withheld the substance. It was the de
feat of Grant, for it stamped the Grant
instructions with emptiness. There is
but one judgment among dispassionate
men here this evening, and that is that
the Pennsylvania convention has made
Grant's nomination impossible. There
arc these who arc net yet willing te con
fess itMn publicity,but they deceive neither
themselves nor ethers.
Jterks County Wit.
Reading Times and Dispatch.
Grant starts out well as Cassar. His first
seizure was the Ilarrisburg convention.
A Powerful Kditerial.
The X'ew Yerk Herald opened a sub
scription for Irish relief, heading it with
the sum of 3100,000.
A Slim Meeting and Little lJii.-iiies,.
A stated meeting of select and common
councils was held last evening, but no bus
iness of much importance was transacted.
Select Council.
Present 3Iessrs. Andersen. Bering,
Deerr, Eberly, Evans. Shcnk, Zechcr. and
Franklin, president.
3Ir. Evans presented thc.inenthly re
port of the city treasurer and receiver of
taxes, from which it appeared that the re
ccipts during last month were 62,047,
the expenditures $14,(381.34, and the
ance in the treasury Feb. 1, $8,909.02.
3Ir. Evans also presented the monthly
report of the finance committee, from
which it appeared that during the past
month the committee had approved bills
te the amount of $4,339.88.
The report of Jehn I. Hartman, S. S.
Spencer and C. Zecher, appointed le view
premises and assess damages sustained by
property owners by the grading of Seuth
3Iulberry street, was read. The viewers
report the damages as fellows : 3Irs. Sarah
Drcppard $110 ; 3Iary Derwart $100 ; Gee.
A. 3Iartin $100 ; Florence Eiehelhcrger
$00 ; J. II. Benewitt $100 ; William Wis
ncr $100. The report was laid ever for
one mouth.
3Ir. Eberly offered a resolution that the
street committee be directed te construct
a sewer in West Chestnut street from Pine
te Xcvin street, and te pay for the same
out of the unexpended balance of last
year's deficiency street appropriation. The
resolution was adopted by the following
vote : Yeas 3Icssrs. Bering Eberly,
Evans and Zecher i. Nays 3Iessrs. An
dersen, Deerr, Shcnk 3. Common coun
cil concurred.
The report of the street committee
was read .and approved. It con
tained a statement of the committee's ex
penditures during the past month, and
recommended that 3Ir. 3IcTagues bill for
extra work en the 3Iulberry and Chestnut
street pike be net allowed ; and also that
the Ann street pike, made under contract
by Kitch, Smith and Shaub, be net accept
ed. Common council concurred.
Common Council.
The following named members were
present :
3Icsr,rs. Barr, Beard, Berger, Burk
holder, Davis, Differ, Hayes, Kahl, 3Ior 3Ier 3Ior
rew, Rathfon, Reist, Sehreyer, Snyder,
Sprecher, Stermfcltz, Yackly, Skilcs,
The minutes of the January meeting
were read and approved.
3Ir. Sehreyer reported with an affirma
tive recommendation the resolution in
troduced at the last meeting, and referred
te the committee en fire engine and hose
companies, providing for the purchase of
overcoats for the chief and assistant en
gineers of the fire department ; the resolu
tion was thereupon adopted. Select coun
cil concurred.
Severe Family Affliction.
We are sorry te learn that the contin
ued absence of S. W. Shadlc, esq., at life
home in Reedsvillc, 3Iifllin county, Pa., is
owing te sickness and death in his imme
diate family. His brother died yesterday
with typhoid fever and his father and
sister are dangerously ill with the same
Frances Weeds, alias Ellen Stewart,a"iVs
Ellen Pearson, a lias 3Iary Wilsen, arrested
for drunken and disorderly conduct, was
committed for ten day te the ceuntv iail
last evening, by Alderman Spurrier.
The Streets Ringing t.. the Merry Music or
Sleigh Bells Lively Scenes Yesterduy Af
ternoon and Krenlng.
Hear the sledges with the hells
Silver bells
What a world et merriment their uieletlv ter
tells ;
Hew they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle.
In the icy air et night!
While the stars that everspriiikle
All the heavens seem te tinkle
With a crystalline delight ;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Kunic rhvme.
Te the tintinnabulation that se nuwieiillv
Frem the bells, bells, bells. bcll,
Hells, bells, bells
Frem the jingling and the tinkling of the
Fer two days past the streets of the city
have been alive with every species of con
veyance en runners, from the pretty spank
ing cutter, bright with all the colors of the
rainbow, drawn by the sleek, well-groomed
bay or black, sorrel or brown, bearing its
snugly ensconccd'ceuple hurried deep in fur
and buffalo robes, te the heavy awkward
concern whose provincial workmanship
bears evidence of its being made te keep if
less brave in appearance than the tidy
structures that are the pride of many a
city builder or liveryman. Every one is
glad te sec the snow, and every one who
can scare up anything that leeks like a
sleigh, or can raise the wherewithal te hire
one, is making the best of his present op
portunities, te indulge in the exciting and
exhilarating sport of sleigh-riding, while
such as de net belong te either favored
class take a sort of wistful pleasure, as they
trudge along the icy side-walk, in glancing
at the happy-faced parties that go skim
ming by them, and listening te the music
of the hells. The ringing treble
finds response in the mere subdued con
tralto or deeper bass tones, as the city
"bleed" in his stylish rig passes his coun
try cousin in a mere homely but net less
comfortable conveyance, and the melody
in very truth foretells a world of men i
nient which the lines quoted above convey
in some measure te such as have been
there and knew hew it is themselves.
The present excellent sleighing consti
tutes a windfall for the liverymen, and a
most welcome variation in the dull mono
tony that has distinguished their business
for the past few weeks, owing te the terri
bly muddy condition of the reads which
placed driving en the retired list of popu
lar diversions. But the mournful expres
sion of countenance which the liveryman
has been wearing all along has given place
te one in which placid satisfaction is evinc
ed iu every lineament. And no wonder.
Fer the demand during the past forty
eight hours for geed teams has far exceed
ed the supply, prices are consequently
stiff", and the prospect at this
writing is that the present line condition
of the ground will continue for another
day and night at least, if indeed it does
net improve during that time.
Yesterday afternoon aud last evening
almost every available turnout in the city
liveries was in service, while private
teams went Hying through the streets as
though impelled by some force beside
the sturdy limbs of the horses,
who are never better pleased than when
engaged in this service. The sleighing is
much better in the city than en most of
the country reads, though a number of
parties went te adjoining towns. There
were parties numbering from a dozen up
te fifteen en the streets all of vc.terdav
afternoon, and the town of Litiz last even
ing was alive with visitors from this city.
Twe parties, numbering altogether between
thirty and forty, one of them comprising
the members of a private dancing and
social club, left in large five-seat sleighs,
and there were perhaps as many meie in
private couples, se that the Litiz pike
echoed te the sound of the sleigh bells
during the greater portion of the evening,
and the sleighs coming and going
followed thick ami fast unen each
ether, though net a single mishap is
reported. The Springs hotel and the the
Sturgis house both did a nourishing busi
ness in supplying the continuous demand
for supper and refreshments that penied
in upon them, and everybody reports a
splendid time. " There are -a number of
similar affairs en the tapis, and the fun
premises te reign fast and furious while it
may. Hay can be made only when the
sun shines, and sleigh-riding can he in
dulgcd iu only while the snow lasts. This
latter observation is put in for the speeial
benefit of the absent-minded young man
who has neglected te call en his lady friend
for the past two or three evenings.
Monthly Meeting of the .Tlijsician.
The monthly meeting of the Lancaster
county medical society was held yesteiday
aftcrnoen in the rooms of the Grand Army,
ever Bair& Shenk's bank. The following
members were present :
Doctors Atlcc, J. L., ami Atlce, J. L.T
jr., of Lancaster : Albright, Lancaster ;
Bruncr, Columbia ; Bolenius, Lancaster ;
Bcrnthcisal, Columbia ; Black, Strasburg ;
Compten, Lancaster; Craig and Cottrell,
Columbia ; Dunlap, 3Ianhcim ; Davis, 31.
L., 31illersville ; Davis S. T., Lancaster ;
Elder, Lancaster; Ilerr, 31. L., and Ilerr,
A. J., Lancaster; Ilerr, B. F. 3IillcrsviIIe :
Hertz ; Litiz ; Hand, Columbia ; Kendig.
Salunga ; Kehler, New Helland ; Line
weaver, Columbia ; Livingston. 3Iount 3Ieunt
ville ; 3Iewery, Conestoga ; 3Iusser, Lam
peter ; Miller, Bird-in-IIand ; Roebuck.
Litiz ; Reimensnydcr, Hiukletewn ; Kol Kel
and, Lancaster ; Smith, Intercourse :
Stchman, Lancaster : Thompson, Wrights
villc ; Wclchans, Lancaster ; Ziegler, 3It.
Jey; Blackwood, Lancaster.
President Thompson was in the chair,
and the first business transacted was the
appointment of a sanitary committee for
the j-ear 18S0. The members constituting
the committee arc Drs. Livingston, Black
wood and Craig.
Several new members were elected ami
ethers nominated, after which there was a
discussion en the treatment of dipthciia.
This was all the business of a public
nature transacted and the society adjourned
te meet en the first Wednesday in 3Iareh.
Leut and Found.
Jeseph Waller, constable of Conestoga
township, came te Lancaster yesterday,
having in his possession a pocket-book
containing about $100 in money and some
valuable papers. On his return home and
when net mere than two or three miles
from his place of residence he discovered
that he had lest his pocket-book. Hasten
ing back te Lancaster he made inquires at
the snvcral places at which he had stepped
but heard nothing of his missing valuables.
This morning we hear a report that the
pocket-book and contents have been re
covered. A New Justice of the Feacc.
B. F. Greff, esq., of Willow Street and
Lancaster, has been appointed by Gover Gover
eor Hey t justice of the peace Jef Pequea
township, vice Andrew Mehaffey, resigned.