Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, February 17, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster intelligencer
Political Subservience.
The election in this city tfrday occa
sions an unusual excitement in political
circles, and the en-looking population
in it for the sake of being in the fashion.
The better element in our population has
.been aroused by the strenuous effort te
elect by any means te the mayoralty a
man who is notoriously unfit for the
place, in the stead of one who has shown
himself te be a geed officer. At this late
hour of the election day we de net dis
cuss the issue between the candidates
with any purpose te influence the elec
tion. But it is instructive te consider the
contest new closing in esiecial view of
the effort that has been made te compel
the Republican voters te sustain their
party nominees for the chief office of the
city, regardless of the qualifications of the
candidates. "We believe that it will net
be disputed by anyone of respectable un un
derstandingjWhe knows the men,that the
Democratic candidate, seeking election,
is far better qualified for the mayoralty
than the Republican candidate who es
says te oust him ; and these who de net
knew both the men with sufficient in
timacy te decide upon their merits de
knew that Mr. MacGenigle has made a
geed officer and that therefore it is the
part of wisdom and prudence for every
citizen who desires the mayoralty
te be most capably filled te ad
vocate his election. There will be
enough of such Republican citizens, we
confidently believe, te re-elect the pres
ent mayor ; but it has nevertheless ap
jtearcd, through the advertisement of
their recommendation of Mr. Bering,
that there are Republicans, who are
substantial citizens of reputed geed
sense and judgment, who de net
desire the election of the fittest
man for mayor unless he be of
their party. A great many of
the Republican citizens were un
doubtedly bulldozed by their party
workers into signing a paper which their
judgment condemned. "We all knew that
respectable men, who believe that they
respect themselves, are nevertheless often
very timid and cowardly when the poli
tician comes te them and seeks te nail
them te the party nominations. Their
independence then oozes out at their
finger ends, and, with the most ludi
crously sudden bending of the knees,
men who have just been denounc
ing among their friends a bad
nomination and declaring that they
will never support it are brought up
"all standing,'1 by the ward politician,
who takes them by the ears and secures
from their abject souls a premise te vote
the straight ticket. "We have in our
mind's eye a number of such men whose
names we found appended te Mr. Bor Ber
ing's advertised recommendation, who
did net vote for him te-day, although
they recommended ethers te de se. They
were net brave enough te resist party
dictation, although they had courage
enough te attempt te preserve a frag
ment of their respectability by voting
a secret ballet according te their
real judgment. There are plenty
of such men. Quite probably the majority
of men would consent thus te leek one
way and act another, if they found them
selves in a corner. Fer many there is
the strong excuse that if they did net
counterfeit their intentions they would
endanger their daily bread. The secret
ballet is the proper protection against
such an evil, and every man is right in
availing himself of it. Xe man can
be required te declare hew lie intends
te vote; and no independent man
will permit himself te be questioned
as te hew he will vote. AVe cannot
blame severely the peer man who per
mits himself te be thus interrogated, nor
even when he returns a false answer.
Rut men who are able te be independ
ent, and yet are tee cowardly te obey
their convictions, are unworthy of es
teem ; and these of Rering's subscribers
who gave him the influence of their
names while withholding from him their
votes have no reason te congratulate
themselves upon their manliness.
Ner have these who signed his paper
and who voted for him cause te plume
themselves upon their geed sense and
geed citizenship. They vhave deliberate
ly attempted te foist into the chief office
of the city a man whom they knew te be
unfit, and whose redeeming trait is only
that he is a Republican. They cannot
justify such extremity of party devotion
in a municipal election. It is utter
felly. With a respectable candidate a
party can reasonably call for the support
of its members; but when it presents
one notably unfit every self-respecting
voter will reject him.
Your vote may change the result.
Hasten te the polls and cast it for Mac Mac
eonigle. m -
Tiieke were men at the polls te-day
who left their work and traveled a hun
dred miles te vote for MacGenigle, and
yet their earnest efforts might be render
ed vain by the indifference of some stay-at-homes,
who console themselves that
there are " enough without them." De
net be deluded into any such neglect of
a high and important duty. If the con
test be close, every vote is needed ; if its
result be sure, the heavier the majority
the grander the victory.
Yeun vote may change the result.
Hasten te the polls and cast it for Mac Mac
eonigle. Governors have been elected and the
welfares of Jstates determined by a single
vote- Seme circumstance might occur
that would make it as close te-day
though the signs of the times point te a
brilliant victory for Mr. MacGenigle and
geed city government. His friends, and
all who would keep the city from falling
into the hands of a selfish ring and the
ruts of financial mismanagement, should
get te the polls and vote for MacGenigle
One failure te vote might turn the
city ever te the ringstera, advocates of
mere debt and higher taxes. Te the
polls and vote for MacGenigle.
m m
The polls remain open until seven
o'clock. Plenty of time te get another
n in for MacGenigle.
Mayer MacGenigle is se little interested
in the result of his administration, bcing
no owner of property nor taxpayer, either
iu the city or county, that it is a danger
ous experiment te make him a fixture in
the mayor's office.
As noticed elsewhere this is a fabrica
tion a wilful mLs-statement. Mr. Mac Mac
eonigle is an extensive it al estate owner,
and has mere unincumbered interests
than the Republican candidate.
Tin-: Examiner of last evening says
Mr. MacGenigle owns no real estate and
pays no tax in this city. This is a lie
cut from the whole cloth, and known te
be such by these who published it. Mr-
MacGenigle owns mere unincumbered
real estate in Lancaster than Mr. Rering.
Se many alleged signers te the Ror Rer
ing paper repudiated the publication
of their names, that the second chapter
was net published as premised. We
looked in vain through the Examiner Mid.
Ken; Era last evening te find the second
batch. Where are they V Gene te vote
for MacGenigle.
The time for argument is past,
and vote.
Tiik young voter who casts his first
ballet te-day never had a finer opportu epportu oppertu
nsty te begin a career of political wisdom
and independence than by voting for our
present chief magistrate, .Jehn T. Mac Mac
eonigle. Tin: polls remain open until 7 o'clock.
Should anything have prevented the
reader from getting there before this
meets his eye, he will de well te remem
ber that it may yet net be tee late.
Oxk failure te vote might turn the
city ever te the ringstcrs, advocates of
mere debt and higher taxes. Te the
polls and vote for MacGenigle.
Tin: iells remain open until seven
o'clock. Plenty of time te get nnet Tier
one iu ler MacGenigle.
Skxatej!, of Kansas, will, escape
expulsion en the pica of "net prevtui."
Hex. Jehn Ci:ss.., of Bedford, has
been .selected chairman of the Republican
state committed te succeed Colonel
Tiik Pepe has issued au encyclical letter
regarding divorce. It insists en the emi
nently religious nature of marriage, and
exhorts the bishops te urge that view upon
their ilecks.
Tin: following order was presented in
the Maine Legislative by a member :
"Ordered, that the judiciaiy eennnitty be
diracticd te inquire into the spediency of
se amending the constitution of the state
that the wright of suffagc shall be fnneet
te these who are aide te read and rite the
English leugange.'"
Tiik celebration of Rebert Emmet's day,
March 4, by the Irish Nationalist, ofl'eston
will be an interesting event. The exercises
will take place at Horticultural hall in the
evenhur. lien. Patrick A. Cellins will
preside. Mr. Jehn Beyle O'Reilly will
read a poem appropriate te the occassieii,
and Mr. Jehn E. Fitzgerald will renew his
old-time eloquence in a lecture en the
' Life and Times of Rebert Emmet.''
Tin: Magiut is a bright, spu-kliug semi
monthly telegraphic journal, published in
Xew Yerk by Messrs. Couch ei Bennett.
It covers a field of journalism which is
peculiar te itself that great and growing
institution known as " the Telegraph."' It
is replete with scientific news, and its
articles of a general nature, social gossip
and miner paragraphs of all kinds ;ivc
it a freshness and vivacity net heretofore
found in any telegraphic paper.
Rev. AV.ymiixc.ten Gi..yii:n" .vent a
circular letter te one hundred representa
tive business and professional men of
Springfield, with questions about their
youth. Eighty-eight sent answers. Of
these, sixty-four were brought up en farms
twelve spent their boyhood in villagcs,aud
twelve were brought up in cities. Six of
these brought up in villages and cities
were accustomed te de farm work, and
were practically farmer boys, and only five
reported that they had no work in particu
lar te de in youth. Te sum up : Of eighty
eight solid men of Springfield, eighty-three
were workers in boyhood.
Bayakd Tayi.ek, in ISeO, had the geed
fortune te interview Humboldt in his
residence at Berlin. "Yeu have traveled
much and seen many ruins,"' said Hum
boldt, taking Tayler's hand at parting.
"New you have accn one ruin mere."
"Xet a ruin," Tayler replied, "but a
pyramid. '" " Ter 1 pressed the hand,"
says Tayler in his report of the interview,
"which had touched the hands of .Frederic
the Great, and Ferster, the companion
of Capt. Cook, Klopsteck and Schiller,
of Pitt, Napeleon, Jesephine, the marshals
of the empire, Jeffersen, Hamilton, AVie
land, Herder, Goethe, Cuvicr, LaPlace,
Guy Lussac, Beethoven, Walter Scott, in
short, of every great man whom Europe has
produced for three quarters of century.
I looked into the eyes which had seen
this living history of the world pass by,
scene after scene till the actors retired, one
by one, te return no mere,"' and which, he
might have added, had scientifically
studied terrestrial nature iu all latitudes
and both hemispheres, from the Andes te
the Himalayas. The old age of Humbedlt
was full of power and intellectual achieve
ment. One failure te vote might turn the city
ever te the ringstera, advocates of mere
debt and higher taxes. Te the polls and
vote for MacGenigle.
Philip Balet was found dead in bed at
his bearding house in Eric en Saturday.
Mrs. Catherine Tayler, of Pittsburgh,
while walking along the bank of the Mo Me Mo
nengahela river, tripped and fell into the
water and was drowned before assistance
Michael Murphy, an employee of the
Bessemer steel works, was killed by the
cars at Bessemer station en the Baltimore
and Ohie railroad yesterday morning.
Albert Bolten, an employee of the Al
legheny Valley railroad company, was run
ever by the cars at Rcyneldsvillcand killed
en Sunday.
One fajlure te vote might turn the city
ever te the ringstcrs, advocates of mere
debt and higher taxes. Te the polls and
vote for MacGenigle.
Ground Heg Fhilonepiiy.
Fer the Isteixieescek.
'Vf ye wudde-cliuke secz liyfc bhadtle in yu
Six woke of wynterre sliell liave begiiiinc:
Yf ye ivurtde-cliuke liyssliadde doc nett net-.
Six weke-j el spryngc-lyke weather tliayr shall
The orthography of these lines would
seem te imply that they were written in
"fair sunny England" about four hun
dred and fifty years age during Chaucer's
time, if net by that distinguished poet
himself. What is most fatal te an im
plicit faith in their genuineness is the fact
that "wuddc-chuke," or "weed-chuck."
is purely an Americanism ; that name net
being applied te any animal in England, or
even en the continent of Europe. It is
even questionable whether that animal or
any ether of the same genus has an exist
ence in England at all. On the continent
of Europe they have the "Alpine Marmet"
(Arctemys alpinus), which is generic-ally
allied te the "ground-hog" of Lancaster
county, but it is net known by the name
weed-chuck. Ner arc the habits of this
animal used as a prognosticator of the
weather, either in England or en the con
tinent of Europe ; therefore, the entire
prophecy is as little known there as the
term " weed-chuck " or ground-hog either.
Consequently we must transfer the origin
of the story te the continent of North
America, and specifically te Pennsylvania i
where it is mere popular than anywhere
else in the American Union. But then the
language of our quotation, and especially
its orthography, is net in any sense Penn-
sylvanian, it is tee antique, and. be
longs te the period we have above
indicated indeed, it smacks very much
of an overdrawn, very modern
imitation and very probably was intend
ed te clothe a modern local superstition in
an ancient foreign literary garb. Wher
ever the notion exists, and with whatever
faith it may he believed in, we think we
ought te acknowledge its Pennsylvania
paternity if we de net claim it even for
Lancaster county and record it as one of
the peculiar notions of the " Pennsylvania
Dutch." It cannot be exactly ranked with
superstitions, for there may he many who
believe it with qualifications in a sunt of
Pickwickian sense and therefore we
" book it" as a notion. Ner arc we pre
pared te say it is entirely " moonshine."
when the prophecy is properly understood,
because it is fulfilled about as often as it
fails ; but, in the majority of instances, the
weather is of such a character for six
weeks after Candlemas, that it could net
be established before a court and jury
whether it has been a fulfilment or a fail
ure. This depends somewhat upon hew
people understand it. Seme would say we
shall have six consecutive weeks of cold or
mild weather (based upon the character of
the weather en Candlemas or Ground
hog day), without reference ie the kinds
that might fellow the six week. Others
may say that we shall have an early or a
late spring, with six weeks of cold or warm
weather interspersed het ween the 2d of
February and the 1st or middle of April.
as the case may be ; indeed, we have heard
it said lenuyeai. sage, that the sun mmt
shine sufficiently te cast a shadow, or be
ever-clouded, all day e:i the 2d of Febru
ary, or the prognostication loses its poten
cy and is entirely void : ethers were content
with one hour, or even le-". iu the morning
But, " for the sake of the argument."
suppose we admit the genuineness of the
writing: we are I hen forced te conclude
that the author of this eid prophecy
knew very little about ilm history or
habits of the American weed-chuck, or
his prophecy
And, if he had intended
te be applicable te the
" uttermost parts of the earth"" and for
all coming time, he probably would have
substituted some ether animal as a symbil
of his prognostication a hare, a rabbit or
a cat. for instance and net havoiihnti haveiihnti
fied it with a physical impossibility. As
te whether a clear or cloudy Candlemas
morning presages cold or mild weather
during the six weeks which immediately
fellow it, we leave entirely v the discis discis
seon of the weather-wise; because, in di -cussing
the question from "-standpoint, we
are net disputing its mctcorelo'i.-al influ
ence. There may be zodiacal or planetary
affinities that we are unconscious of.
although they may net be se unerring or
se conspicuous in their manifestations as
some people claim for them, miming as
they de far beyond the comprehension of
the most philosophical mind. This is
the case in regard te weather progne: tica tica
tiens alone, but also in relation te what
may be deemed mere tangible subjects subjects
Hew often are physicians of long practice
and the most extensive and varied experi
ence baffled in the treatment of an appar
ently simple disease, in which they ha-.e
found that all the symptoms have misled
them, all their remedies have failed, and
they have only discovered the real cause
after it was tee late te benefit the patient
or perhaps only after they had made a pest
mortem examination. It may often be se
also in regard te the usual signs of the
weather, and perhapi it always will be se
as long as human knowledge cannot pene
trate the veil that shrouds the hidden
secrets of nature's realm. Therefore, we
here neither deny nor affirm the meteoro
logical significance of the. day known as
Candlemas in the churches, and Ground
I leg-day among the "gentile-."' Prurl'
cll;i speaking, there is nut a farmer who
would net rai her have six weeks ei'edd
weather te fellow the 2d day of Febru
ary than six weeks of mild or warm
weather, unless he could be assured that
it would net return te cold again after the
middle of March, for it seems, according
te the prophecy, that neither Candlemas
nor the ground-hog exercise any influence
ever the weather beyond the six weeks
which immediately fellow the second day
of February. Ner would the prevalence
of cither a cold or a warm temperature
unless they continued considerably longer
than six weeks result in what is usu illy
considered a late or an early spring. All
this argumentation, however, may seem
like the two opposing attorneys, who dis
cussed, duriuga long summer day, the ap
plication of a certain point of law in a case
then before the court. and then iu despair of
convincing each ether, appealed te said
court for its opinion in the matter. At length
the judge, weary and worn with the long de
bate, arose and with becoming dignity
answered : " Gentlemen, that hue has been
repealed?" In like manner we may enun
ciate, " Gentlemen, the ground-hog never
leaves his winter retreat en a, cold day?
Indeed, it eeidd net if it would. It is a
hibernating animal, and when it retires for
the winter, it remains in its lair until the
warm return of spring. It is only iniiuenced
in its movements by a warm tempera
ture, no matter in what month it eeeuis.
just as vegetation, insects, or ether su'e-
jeets of the kingdom of nature are. Neither i
sunshine nor cloud could bring it en if
I the weather was cold, nor keep iu if t!.c
weather was warm. It is entirely inde-
peneeni ei lesuvais aim set unys. n uieie-
is net suhicient heat te revive it. it.-, nxeti
habit "iei.eals"' all eueh u-ele s spi-cul l-
It is --aid that in Scotland t'.i.' pio,;ue-n
catien is expressed in this wise :
If Cuiili;n!:i i- l"aii-;s:i.l cleur.
Tiiere'll I e iv.e u iiitt'i in the ;. car.
which does net ji epardir.e the progiiesti
catien by an imjirebibl. and
stances an iirii isx'ble fi,-ure.
in some hi- .
The author I
of these lines preLab
about the grouvd-heg or w.ed-chu'-h as it j
is called in Anuiica, nor ;. et abnt its pe
culiar habits : but this did net prevent him
from conrei-ling a prognostication. Can
dlemas :s known wherever Christianity is
known, a-id hence its fitness as a meteoro
logical :mbeI : hut the ground hog is net
coextensive with Christianity, although it
has a tolerably wida range, and there are
also f.LWsa! .- pecies of (hi :a.
Fir.t. we will mention the "
marmot" (.!,-. .;' m -en). This is or
local specie-, called t!.-; "ground-hog."
also called locally, elsewhere, the wood weed
chuck:" but it ha-. ,ui in s ether n. tines.
In Canada i! is called tlu "mainiet," or
ground-hog, by the English and Scotch?
but the French Canadians call it the
"siiileur." At Hudsen's Bay it is called
the "thick-weed badger: in Russian
America, the
dia.n; call i'.
the '-wee:
1'he Creek In-
and the
Chippewas, kath-hilla-kevang ;' it i.-.
the fhiebec marmot of Pennant, and the
marmot de Canada of Bufibu. Linmcus
described it unde-r !,' scientific name of
.h' menax, thu !;.;::. . nu.; te which the
common rat belongs. (Imelin placed it in
the genus Airiiiit;s, which is. literally in
terpreted, "bear-rat." !i had ;:1 oilier
At least seven spjeies of Arcti ,., or
"ground-hogs," were known te the terri
tory of the I'nitcd States forty years age.
and by this date many ethers may have
been added. Most of them, however, have
been referred te utii'-r. or new gcneia.
One species in Lancaster eunty. as re.
vieusly s':-!. !. U u.,ual!y r.-fened ! in
books -as (he " .Maryland marmot,'" p.ob p.eb
ably bertu-e th,' specimen from which t".:e
origin tl dvvcripis.i.i va ma :e was captur
ed in md and suppe-cl te ei ! no
where cNe. Then there i the Q.kbec
ma: met (A enipreta-) which was roi.iehew
once com-
SUpJIO.-cd (.:
(A. c'-ie-j
'.'ry.V). :
e lie
. .'
with ours, 'en I new
a distinct specie'-,
(.1. Frt'iilini'), Tawny
v'.i "), prairie marmeL
Parrj's marmot (.!.
:u.l 'I.e. d's marmot (.1. ..-
'.', -I'lf).
:-'cir.ic;.s varv in
si.:-! iVm thai
up that ei
T !..:: e:,:n:.;:.:i red squirrel
e.;r i-emi..(.!i j'e sum."
., i.gc .v had a sp' eiicen of
About ten ear.,
"!:.: ".-. m-irri-s
uri by i.i.iil, e
iex. :tv::..:
eiriit "..! -: ( n 1'..
hour after the hi
'. sent te us f;e;n Mi.--.eli.-iVt
in a tin nu: laid
. iu Autumn ;,i ! ii v.v, ,
v.ay, but, v':.!!!:!
:: wa.s op-.-'.K il in e.
room, the animal revived, n::d b. came
as actiie a- if nethi-.g uuu.v.m! had hap.
pencil te it. if, was ery pngn.avni . :vd
would resent promptly any disluibance of
its reper-c. Il ate very parigly of eh--st
unts, aim as foeh r.s
lowered towards .'30 .; I1
into its torpid state,
been remeu-d te the ;
It ;in liv i" :pi'd and
iur .1.
the temperature
i' would, uir.p: e
'i !ils : peeics has
::f, ". f.,1 .u')j:h '!"".
l ne time ler .u-
V i!
The fe.eigii ai:'a5rs r:i.i-,iitlt e of ii.e
Heuse wii! meet te-d:' t i con Miv the
report oft ha suo-ce.:r..iili,:e e-i the ea-.e of
Representative A-::i.i:;c.
The Ilcv. Je. Ce-.:: is .i : -king the 'A v.
Phillips B,-e.ik-s. tin IIcv. V. ::d llverett
Hale, and !: Rev. J.tun s Ficman Clarke,
1;: cause they have joined the -':. i.;te!ph
a club which furnishes liquors and eigais.
The Aiiiiirir.iii Hnj'xU r of Jan. :;i, loNe leNe
states that i); Tue-, Yf . Fiw--:, i'ermeilv
of Lancaster, and who has recently been
upon a isit te the 11: ipre.-s of Kussia. at
Cnnr.iv.Frauce. and te the Crown Princess
of (Germany.
V.'Ii, Italy, has ju.-t re-
turned te Paris.
.Mr. Lh.'son- is said te be (pi'iie ".!! as a
result of recent uuu.suai e:: -uien. He has
been making photenic! ri-- te !s of carbon
horse-shoes, aii.l i'. ! ' that thus
tar these test.', ha;
isiVtery has h ;'.
sent c m.Iilie'!.
been entirely s.;L s.;L
e d with his p:e-
A.V 1
" !?
I ; iu-'-'i:!.
u!!i A fiic:
has arrived in l.e
and is te be the r
testimonial f.i.: i
Archibald 1'er'.''
doctei's jeurnn'i
:p;e".:L e, a
:is brother
a has WO.: ted
pre-cmi.:e::ce fr
him. heads the list v. 1th 100 gain
The latest discovered journal!.-
"out West " revesabeu; ' Hern.
:c .u.:
1 Ilii:
. cic
as fellows :
Hooray. I say. he-n-.i;. : I,or:iy :
I'er 1liut swet"! seim-liii-i!. l.miiht A :
llci- liirlc-iikc voice li ;--! ourjcleoni :
Jtueray : hooray (or tli.'iinjeTr Iio-in I
. star in inu.sie-'s hiaileai
Isinal (iiviiiely-illi-l Ihii !
We'll ye nu ence1 mere ler li;- if nil.
Om- be.tllsa'.i'l Jioelcel-lieo!;- ;ir !i -r'n :
We'll ivc ln-r welcome :my hay :
1'er iie:i leii'l u iil ue n.),i,-.ty ;
lien. P::ti": Coei', the Vetera:: phll..!!-
.iM!si, e.i::.pietc(i ins o'Jthycare'.i il'.u'.s-
i:a- la.-t. in consequence ei the recent
- la.-t. In consequence of the Rec
de sill ei' his '.Hither. William Coepi r, the
usual :i.-i ti-..n did net take ila- e. It
b"rtht'..v". li-i.i'ever. was net forgotten. ii'.'
Mr. C'lepi-had many Ictlcisef c-engratu-h'.ti.-n,
a ad received quite a number of call
e.s. He had many rare and choice bouquets
sent him among them being a large piece
of Meral art of great beauty, the gift of
Mrs. Hamilton Fish, wife of t:.- ,-; sc.-.e-tary
of state.
lb:s;n: Tr::.vr.::, tlie ce:cbr,ite.l witae s
in the case of Til ten against ilcechcr. has
married Charles Yf algrain, stage carpenter
of llerry's Broadway theatre, Ihoeklyn.
She played seubrctte pa.rts throu;;heut the .
country, in various combinations, for some
time, with the approbation of her mana
gers, but she has abandoned the stage and
settled down te housekeeping. The mar
riage was selemnised levmtiy in privaey.
Mrs. Yf algrain is a frequent visitor te her
old friend. J Irs. Elizabeth Tiiten who lives
with her son Carreil, who is studying te
becema a minister. Mr.s. Tiltcn is sup
ported by her husband, who, however, '
never visits her
The King of the Lebby.
Washington Cor. l'liiliidelpliiu Times.
I notice that the Londen weeklies, such
as the World, Truth, Vanity Fair, Wliite-
hnU Jlecicie, Society, etc., are just new
working themselves into a lather of fiat-
tery ever that arrant old humbug, Sam
uar.l. liie last aiutu pair te arrive
here Ins a full page colored cartoon of
the old beau, and all the papers vie
w:tn each
ether te say pleasant
tilings ever tne lact tnat he is geimj
x' ''')" fei- a permanent residence
I . inii; iii uul uu iiuiuv nine 10 lcgrci ins
going. Fer the past fifteen years, ccrtain
; ly. and perhaps for a longer time, Sam
j Waid has been coming te Washington
every winter, lie was proud of the title of
! kinu, of the lobby, for it was his stock in
i ti.nie. New he has. I understand, made
vi. :n . i. i i i i --
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"s nuuuic ami reiermeti. i ne maimer ei
ms Iiw"ing it is no matter. Let me tell
von. .ur. j-.Oiter. new sam warn get
ilemr" here. In the first nlnee his :ic-
..uaintance was large. He maintained it
by always bestowing favors and never
.asking anything He was, and I presume
is still, a very accomplished man. He
knew all the languages, had a wonderful
nu mery. had read everything and was au
fait iu all matters of etiquette, and he
was the king of eaters and drinkers.
Probably no man in the country, net
even ' h. u ley Dchnonice. knew se much
about wines ,-.;i-l cookery as Sam Ward.
fhis enabled him te impose upon the
cabinet and senatorial blockheads. He
could make them think that the vin ordi erdi
naire1 he was giving them was the finest of
Ihugundy and could
heimer en them
impose his Hoek Heek
for the finest
Jehanuiahergcr cabinet. A change of
a label sometimes works wonders. Hew
h.; used te feel Charles Sumner
was a sin. I remember when Mr. Sumner's
effects were Mld there w:v a bottle of
wine presented by Sam Ward containing
the inscription that it was of fabulous age
and that it was presented te Wsinl by
Count .Metternieh. Yf ermley. the colored
hotel-keeper, who bought much of Mr.
Sumner's furniture and many of his effects,
bought this bettie of wine for fifteen dol
lars. Of course it turned out te be worth
no meie than two or three dollars.
Sam YVard maintained his influence
lime by never using it. These were
his methods : A great New Yerk
banker or merchant would be interested
in legislation before Congress or a big
care before a department or perhaps in the
supreme court. He would have no ac
quaintance in Yf ashingten and would be
igr. i rant of what te de. Sam AVard's
name, always before the eye, would be
suggested He would retain Sam Ward.
They would come te Washington. Sam
Waul would meet the secretary of the
treasure, or secretary of state, or
the chief justice, or all of them.
They would be delighted te see him
and ;.ppear en familiar terms. The mer
chant would be introduced. All very
pretty. Sam would talk in the most
charming and friendly maimer and the in-timae..-
would impress Mr. Mcichant.
Finaliy Sam would invite the secretary and
what-net te a dinner at Welekcr's en the
luei chant's meney.and they would all come
for Yf aids dinners were worth the eating.
Yf hy should the great officers net come
te Vfaids ui-ineis ami breakfasts? He
never e."',:cI a favor of them and never men
tioned the subject of business. Fer the
mcichant te' dine with Chief Justice
( has (at one time attorney general) or
the M-cietatry of the treasury was an
evi lit of a lifetime, and he would bleed
freely, feeling confident his business was
in the best blinds. Ward, of course, would
rep. ii t pregre.-s and with a knowing leek say
il was all right, but he never mentioned it
t.i ihe seeielaiy or the senator. If the
c.-c enne e-.'l favorable te the merchant
it wa '. of all en account of Ward's
weufVifu! Influence. if it came out en
the et leer side somebody has played false
and it was forgotten. If Ward could net get
a tea thousand dollar lee he would take five
or an;, thing he could get. He was mixed
no in the great. Pacific Mail lobby and
fieeiy testified before a committee of Con Cen
gn - a!! about it. !! received, I believe,
cle-.-O an-I never preimded te render any
se! vlee.s ! r it.
Seme of your leaders may recall some
trouble V, a;'-,i had at one of the watcring-p'acc-'
many ears age en acceuYit of an al
legi i si. phew Cl-.irii y. They were to
gether all the time. They seemed insepar
able. Chat ley was loud and fast smoked
cLais. drank "at the bars, drove fast horses,
anil w.,s a heart-smasher among the girls.
They steppetl at the best hotels, and were
qui.'e the 'rage. It turned out that the
"nephew" was a woman, and for a time
there was -.iite a scandal, but like all such y-. it -' ion died out. llyall means, let
thei-vic.l Ihigishmcn receive Sam Ward.
He is witty, brilliant, and exceptionally en
tertaining." And no doubt he is quite as
geed as Colonel Valentine Ilaker and lets
of eiher ,.' nebs."
Your vote may change the result.
Ibis -en te the polls and cast it for .Mac
G iid ;Ie.
IjA.ti:st"nevs by mail.
The toted less b,- the Chicago fire was
Peace new prevails in Hayti,aud, in con
sequence, business has revived.
Rev. Geerge 15. Vosburgh, late of Jer-s-y
City, lias become pastor of the Baptist
c.iuich m i.awnuaie', near i,nicage.
Chrisi-'phcr Van Dyck. of New Iliuns-
wL-k. X.J. .hanged himself iu abarn in that
city yesterday, i ie was Ge years of age.
The steamship City of SJrussels arrived
in New Yerk yesterday with the crew of
the British ship Lewell. The ship was
found in a .''inking condition.
Dr. James IL Ingwood. aged 4'2 years,
was fatally injured by failing from a second-seow
window in New Orleans yester
day. Mr. Have.- has affirmed the court martial
-'. '..t.-'ie-e in the case of Fiist Lieut. Abra
ham G. Verplanck. Third artillery. The
sentence is (ii.smissal from the service.
Th-ie will be. no parade en St. Patrick's
day hi Brooklyn this year, and the expense
v. ually attached te the observance of the
lay ',. ill be devoted te Ireland's peer.
A telegram from Halifax reports that
tia, wi.e of Adam M.irray. living near
M. w Glasgow, N. S., has given birth te
five cliiidicn. three girls and two boys; all are line!,-developed infants, and
that at- last accounts all are doing well.
Mayer Hivard, of Montreal, was re
elected yesterday for another year. Mr.
Paruell's admirers attempted te bring out
an oppc.s-l'ien candidate, but Alderman
Nelsen, the ;.-e:itl" selected, declined
the honor.
.Mi-. Parnell said at a public meeting in
Yf in cling. W. Va.. last night that he
would !ici'c a.; one of the committee te
di.-itibute the New- Yerk Herald fund, pro
vided rir. Bennett would allow him te aj
) int a prow V) Mrve in hi-; stead until he
re: ui ncet te lie-land.
Mrs. alary Maguire. aged CO years, re
siding at 1-7 Temple street. Philadelphia,
was found lying dead en the Meer of her
residence at midnight and welterintr in her
bleed. Her husband. Jlichael Ma-ntire
,1.;,,,;. .," ,' ,. Len ,..;,, ' "
Jor-ephus EcheNJ aged 2:5 years, cemit- j
red suicide in New Yerk yesterday morn- j
ing. He was a native of Mississippi, and.
had been endeavoring te perfect a machine
patented in lTS. for an improvement in ;
hide::!:: ; books, but was very peer, and his '
poverty is beiicved te have driven him te
suicide. '
The polls remain open until seven
o'clock. Plenty of time te get another one I
in ler ?ilaGenigIc.
The Ward Ticket in Full.
There all kinds of bogus tickets out te
deceive Democratic voters into voting for
some one whom they de net intend te sup sup
pert. Following are the several tickets
nominated by the Democracy :
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Select Council,
Jacob Reese.
Common Council,
Samuel K. Lichty,
Jehn F. Keith,
Geerge W. Brown.
Jehn A. Shober.
Geerge Ganse.
Jeseph Pyle.
Samuel W. Shadle.
Theodere Trout.
SeJwel Director,
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy.
Adam Ohlendcr,
1 lenry Z. Kheads,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
ei'kiceus. 2n W.vui).
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Select Council,
Abram Ilirsh.
Common Council,
Garret II. Everts,
William J. Ferdnev,
David McMulIcn. "
Charles Hei man.
Jacob B. Lichty.
Harry N. Hewell.
Rebert B. Risk.
Sehoel Director.-!.
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy,
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. llheads,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
Ol-'l-'ICKKS. i Wakd.
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Select Council,
Charles Peters.
Common Council.
Peter Landau,
Philip Doersom.
Jacob Kiehl.
Jehn F. Deichler.
Franz Neuderif.
Benjamin F. Davis.
Harry L. Hartmyer.
Scheel Directors,
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy,
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. ltheads,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Select Council,
I). II. Bartholemew.
Common Council,
Charles G. Kheads.
It. E. Bruce,
Henry W. Harbcrgcr.
Frank Conrey.
James Ceyle.
Jehn Dungan.
James A. McEIhene.
Emanuel Wilhelm.
Scheel Directors.
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy,
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. Kheads,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
e'r'Kirr.ns. .1th Wa no.
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Common Council,
Abram Erisman,
Geerge Hacker.
James Kautz.
A. (J. Brosey.
William Veisscr.
Harry L. Simons.
Scheel Director.
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy,
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. Kheads,
Gee. Y. Zeeher.
eKi'icims. Sth W.!M).
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Select Council,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
Common Council,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
11. B. Springer,
'A'illiam Jehnsen.
Geerge Lentz.
Jacob Herzeg.
Byren J. Brown.
! lenry Leenard.
Scheel Directors,
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy.
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. Kheads,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
ni'Kirnas. 7 rn W.wtn.
Mayer ,
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Common Council.
Jehn Yackly.
Geerge M. llerger.
Henry Sineyeh.
Jehn Merringer.
James 11. Garvin.
Henry T. Yackly.
William McLaughliu.
Sehoel Directors.
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed,
Peter McConemy.
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. Kheads,
Geerge W. Zeeher.
erKiCEits. 8tii
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Select Council,
Frederick Yudith.
Common Council,
Jeseph A. Albert,
Jehn J. Hartley.
Geerge Bees.
Geerge Shay.
Christian A. Oblendcr.
Jacob F. Kautz.
Jehn St. Clair.
Scheel Directors,
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levcrgoed.
Peter McConemy,
Adam Oblendcr,
Henry Z. Kheads,
Geerge AY. Zeeher.
Officers. 9tu W.vnn.
Jehn T. MacGenigle.
Common Council,
Jehn II. Ostermaycr.
Elam G. Snyder,
Charles E. Downey.
Harry A. Miley.
Adam Ditlow.
Peter Lutz.
Jehn N. Nixderf.
Charles F. Smith.
Sehoel Directors,
F. W. Haas,
Jehn Levergood,
Peter McConemy,
Adam Oblendcr.
Henry Z. Kheads.
Geerge W. Zeeher.
The time for argument is past,
vote !
Ge and
I.lst I Unclaimed Letter.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
tcrs remaining iu the postellice' for the
week ending Monday, February 1(5 :
Ladies" List. Mrs. C. Ann Brown, Mis.
Dell, Miss H. M. Foulke, Miss Anna For Fer
ney, Maria Anna Gressman (for.), Mrs.
Mary D. Ilcener, Miss Annie B. Kauti
man, Miss Emma Mewrcr, Mrs. Lizzie F.
Martin, Miss Mary A. Musselman, Mrs.
Harry Robinson, Miss Lydia Ann Shank,
Miss Mary II. Shcnk, Mrs. Bcnj. Stcimer,
Miss Serena Streng, Miss A. C. Traut Traut
nieii, Mrs. Louisa Taber, Miss Cath.
Gents' List. Jacob Arisman, Gee. Bcs Bcs
mehn (2), Jacob Black, jr., Maurice
Blankcnsee, K. D. Burroughs, James A.
Clark, James Downey, Isaac Grell", Kebt.
llarsha, Ames Hcrr (2), Jehn L. Ilerr,
Ames Hess, Rev. Sam'l lleinccke, Ben.
Jehnsaun, Gce.T. A. Jehns, II. AV. 31 i Her,
AYm. JIcAfee, II. F. Parry, Frederick
Phitz, Leuia Kobisen, Henry Rhede (ler),
Jehn Kheads, Henry Rowland, I. Sliultz,
Bcnj. T. Shirk, Jehn Troop.
Yeu is vote may change the result.
Hasten te the polls and cast it for Mac Mac
eonigle !
Neighborhood Seine
Seme excitement has been created iu
AVilmingten, Delaware, by the discovery
that a geed-looking white girl named
Florence Bcckwith, aged 18 jears, has
been cohabiting for some time past with a
black man. The girl says she was driven
from home by her mother.
At Harrisbnrg yesterday the Susquehan
na was eight feet above low-water mark,
and still en the rise. Large quantities of
drift weed were caught by men iu beats.
But very little ice is lleating down, which
is proof that the clu.nncl is clear.
An automatic dirt plane is being built at
the AA'm. Pcnn colliery, Schuylkill county.
The dirt cars will lead themselves, run te
the bottom of the plane, and en being
heisted will run te the end of the dirt
bank and dump themselves.
Rosanna Maleney. wife of Themas Ma Ma
Iency, of AVilmingten, Del., died en Sun
day evening, and the coroner's jury say
her death was caused by neglect and the
refusal of her husband te allow her te
have medical attendance during her sick
ness. One failure te vote might turn the city
ever te the ringstcrs, advocates of mere
debt and higher taxes. Te the polls and
vote for MacGenigle !
Tite Men Crushed te Death.
At the AVoed chrome mine, along the
Octoraro creek, en Saturday last, William
Mack and Edward Trainer were at work
in the end of a drift by the main shaft,
when a huge rock left its soft resting place
in the mudtly wall that enclosed its deep,
shaft and rolling en its victims crushed
them te death. The " AVoed Pit," as it.
is mostly called, is one of the eldest mines
operated by the " Tyson mining com
pany," of Baltimore. It is located just
south of Carter's bridge en the Octoraro
creek. This creek here forms the bound
ary line between Chester and Lancaster
county. Great excitement was caused in
this unusually quiet neighborhood, ami u
messenger was sent te Nottingham station
te telegraph for a coroner and te notify
the relatives of these who had se suddenly
met such an untimely end. AVilliam Mack
leaves a wife and two children, and their
sorrow is described as heartrending in the
extreme. Edward Trainer was aged 2:5
years and unmaricd ; both were exem
plary men and leave a host of friends te
mourn their less.
The polls remain open until 7 oYlecf,.
Plctny of time te get another one in for
Specimen lUtleitl lliitMet.lus'.
About the worst pieoe of p.dUie.x! bull
dozing and the stupidest reported at the
present election is en the part of Constable
Andrew. I.J Flick, the rtmegadc Deme.-rat
from the Ninth ward. Flick has threatened
that unless ,Tveph Hauser. of West James
street, otes the Republican ticket he
(Flick) will have him at rested for some,
ollenso which Flick says he knows Ilauser
oemmittod within two years. If he ceuhl
blackmail him into voting as Flick wants,
this valiant sworn officer of the law will
net prosecute, but if he votes the Demo
cratic ticket Flick threatens te prosecute.
Of course Hauscr defies him and his.
threats,praneuncc9 his" charges slanderous,
ar,d brands Flick as a cowardly blather
skite. Isn't he a pretty duck of a con -table?
.37,- -X3
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