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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1880.
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WEDNESDAY EVE'G. MABCH 34, 1880.
The stockholders of the Pennsylvania
railroad have a magnificent property
which will pay them large dividends for
all future time if it is honestly managed
in thfiir interest. The earning power" of
this read is enormous ; it is well situated
in a rich country with a steadily growing
local traffic, and has affluents under its
control from every imiertant commer
cial centre. It is well huilt and well ad
ministered, and if their past experience
could satisfy the stockholders that their
officers were as honest as they are skill
ful, tliev would have reason te be con
tent. But they cannot have this satis
faction. They knew that they have been
mercilessly plucked when their revenues
afforded the opportunity. They were
ipffc se financially weak when the hard
times caught them, that it is almost a
miracle that they were net stranded.
They are coining all right new and
their servants are getting saucy again
under the prospect of fat pasture ahead.
We de net wonder that the servants de
net want such; i disagreeable inquisitive
man in the beard of directors as Mr.
Edward T. Parker would be. They pre
fer te have respectable easy-going direc
tors who will take their word for every
thing and maintain a discreet oblivious
ness. It is the general theory of railroad
managers that the stockholders have a
right te expect a decent dividend if the
read can earn it, and that all beyond that
is a treasure trove which these who find
it can have ; and they take care te find
it ; in fact, they make it, which gives
them an additional claim upon it.
Men of old-fashioned ideas, en the
ether hand, think that all the earnings of
a property belong te its owners and that
they are entitled te the entire time and
services of their servants in return for
the wages paid them. Mr. Edward T.
Parker, stockholder of the Pennsylvania
railroad, seems te be of this manner of
men. lie sought te serve his fellow
stockholders in the beard of directors.
They did net elect him ; why, is net very
clear. Certainly they ought net te object
te such a director as Mr. Parker would
make. His inquisitiveness would benefit
them ; unless they are of opinion that
the less they knew about their company's
affairs the better ; which would be a
novel position te take.
We knew nothing of the quality of
Mr. Parker'sjudgmcnt in railroad mat
ters ; but it is very certain that if he was
in the beard the stockholders would seen
have abundant information en which te
forma correct conclusion of the judg
ment, capacity and honesty of their offi
cers. This they ought te have, and if
they are wise they will next year give
Mr. Parker a chance te root it out for
them. It will be a very difficult and un
, gracious task for him te undertake, and
we wonder that he is willing te de it.
But lie is probably one of these men who
cannot rest easy under a wrong, and who
would spend millions rather than be
robbed of a cent. It is a proper spirit ;
but it is net the stockholders' spirit. The
fellows who manage their property knew
that they are generally tee careless and
indolent te trouble them and bother
themselves ; and when the officers occa
sionally come across a Parker they are
tee much disgusted te preserve
their temper and te recollect their
subordinate places ; they show the
cloven feet and act as though they were
th masters instead of the servants ; and
practically they have been the masters,
and may continue te be, though their
seats are net as secure in the present
state of public opinion as they once
were: and the constitutional prevision
which enables a stockholder te cumulate
his vote is a thorn in their side
which will have a very subduing effect.
The Pennsylvania railroad company
claims net te be controlled by this clause,
but if it is net it seen must be, and then
will be Mr. Parker's chance te get in
among the men of putty and pusillanim
ity en the beard of directors and te let in
the light en the dark ways of the man
agement. Easily Answered.
The Harrisburg Patriot will net hear
te the precedent established by the high
ly respectable convention of Democrats
which assembled in Pittsburgh two years
age, and it styles the ruling of that de
liberate body " mob law ; " when in fact
it was expressly declared by that con
vention, embracing se manf of the ablest
and most honored representatives of
Pennsylvania Democracy, that the time
ordered precedents forbade any authority
outside of a convention deciding who
were and were net members of it. The
analogies suggested by the Patriot in the
case of a clerk of the Heuse making up a
roll of the incoming Heuse fail because in
his case it is provided that regular certified
returns of these prima facie entitled te
seats be made te him, while there is no
such prevision, made for any returns be
ing furnished te the state committee or
In answer te the Patriot's first conun
drum we have only te say that it sug
gests a purely theoretical and altogether
improbable contingency, and one which,
if it should ever happen te occur, must
and could mere safeiy be left
te the patriotism and intelligence
of a great body of Democratic
representatives than te a state commit
tee, created a year before and probably
packed for a decision. Under the Pa
triot's view of the matter hew much mere
deplorable would the situation be if
twenty-six members of a state committee
could decide that certain bogus delegates,
constituting a majority of the convention,
were entitled te make the temporary or
ganization V . By such a device every
member regularly elected, could be barred
out by a majority of the state committee,
who have no knowledge nor authority in
the premises whatever.
Ln answer te the second question we
say that the only prima facie right of a
delegate te a seat is his untainted and
undisputed credentials. It lias never
happened yet and never will happen in a
Democratic state convention that a ma
jority of all the delegates have their
places contested . There has always been
and will always be enough unchallenged
te make a temporary organization ; and
if, as the Patriot intimates, reunders and
heelers should force themselves into pro
claim a baseless contest where there is
none, the obvious remedy is te threw the
rascals out the window.
Senater. Wallace is te be congrat
ulated en the consideration he enjoys
among the Republican politicians and
newspapers, ltepresentative O'Neill lauds
him in the Heuse for keeping in the Phil
adelphia marshal; -which he says he
didn't de. The Eepublican papers in
Pennsylvania which think highly of Sen Sen
aeor Cameren think as highly, they de
clare, of Senater Wallace. They held
them te be a noble senatorial team, and I
certain Democratic journals and peliti
cians who are Known as me panu;
ular friends of Senater Wallace turn
out te be defenders of Marsha! Kerns's
appointment, although Senater Wallace
says he did all he could against it ; which
seems strange ; we mean the difference
en this point between Senater Wallace
and Senater Wallace's particular friends.
There is the Philadelphia llecerd, for in
stance, printed where Marshal Kerns
did all the damage te the Democratic
party four years age, that republishes the
words of the Lancaster Examiner, Cam Cam
eeon organ, praising Wallace and
applauding Kerns, " because he would
net permit the Democratic friends
Of thO INTELLIGENCER te have
their own way in stuffing the ballet boxes
and driving honest voters from the
polls in Philadelphia at the last election
If the Examiner had an editor, in
stead of being mere dumping ground for
everybody who has an accumulation of
rubbish or wants te spill his cart lead of
petty spite into it, it would spare itself
much felly and its friends much humil
iation. Nothing has.been mere appar
ent than the utter decadence of consis
tency, truth and logic in its editorial
columns. The example which it has
recently furnished of this in its represen
tatien of the Intelligencer's position
en the presidential question has been se
nnnsninueus that it points itself out.
When it says that the Intelligencer
has been advocating or favoring Mr.
Tilden's rcnominatien, or has made any
sudden transfer of or change in its opin
ions en the presidential question, it lies!
But as it has lied before, and lied will
fully and stupidly, it will doubtless con
tinue lying, willfully and stupidly.
"I MiaiiT dynamite net," is the constant
thought of the Czar.
A Philadelphia paper contains the fol
lowing significant advertisement : Fer
Sale Fine dairy farm ; geed pasture and
an abundance of water."
Tt 1ms hee.n ruled bv the .supreme court
of the United States that local taxation
upon the shares of national banks is ille
gal and cannot be enforced.
Advices from Kansas report thatef twenty-two
counties in that state which have
chosen delegates te the state convention,
which will be held en the 31st inst, four
teen send solid delegations for the Blaine,
three for Grant, and five divided.
Senater Hill and Samuel W. Small,
of Georgia, have filed affidavits in Wash
ington, charging a woman named Jessie
Raymond with attempting te blackmail
the senator by making infamous charges
against him, and threatening, if money
were net paid her, te have Hill's life.
The presence in Washington of cx-Scna
ter Stanlcv Matthews, of Ohie, and his
frequent consultations with Senators Cam Cam
eeon and Ceukliug, have set the political
gossips te talking, and all manner of con
jectures are set afloat regarding the nature
of these interviews. Mr. Matthews talks
very freely about the political outlook and
does net hesitate te say that he believes
Secretary Sherman cannot carry his own'
state if nominated. He is strong in his
conviction that General Grant is going te
be nominated and elected, and says it is a
mistake te suppose that Grant is net going
te get some of the votes of the Ohie dele
gation at Chicago. Secretary Sherman is
trying hard te have the Ohie delegation
vote solid for his nomination, but this will
net be done, Mr. Matthews says, unless
with the positive and direct understanding
that Mr. Sherman wants the vote in order
te ease his withdrawal as a candidate. If
Mr. Sherman insists upon being a candi
date, the Ohie delegation will split up be
tween Grant, Blaine and Sherman.
C. Bazaine, nephew of the French mar
shal, is keeping a liquor shop in Minneapo
lis. Professer Baird does net live in the
Smithsonian Institution in Washington,
but has a private residence en Highland
terrace, and he is socially very popular
among practical people.
Ex-Governer Jeseph E. Brown, of
Georgia, has presented te the Southern
Baptist theological seminary at Louisville,
Ky., $50,000 for the endowment of a pro
fessorship. James Carrell, great grandson of Car Car
eoll of Carrollton, the Irishman who was
one of the signers of the Declaration of In
dependence, was in the central deck
Philadelphia, yesterday, charged, upon
the oath of his wife, with being drunk and
Themas M. Skinner, one of the eldest
printers in New Yerk state, eighty-nine
years of age, died yesterday morning. He
came te Auburn in 181G and established the
Gazette, afterwards changed te the Cayuga
Republican, and in 1833 te its present style
the Auburn Advertiser.
Nearly $3,000 worth of valuable jewelry,
including a pair of diamond earrings, five
stones in each, the central stone in the
swinging setting valued at $1,000 ; a fin
ger ring containing twenty-four diamonds,
a round cluster ring containing eight
stones, an oblong cluster ring containing
seven stones, fine soltaire rings and ethers
of great value, was stolen from the bed
room of Mrs. Henry Daily, wife of a
New Yerk lawyer, en Monday. A negre
woman servant, suspected of the theft,
Grant reached Galveston safely yester
day. The city was gaily decorated in
honor of the arrival. As the revenue cut
ter bearing the distinguished party was
approaching a salute of 45 guns was fired.
The party was met by a committee and
the precession formed, passing ever the
principal streets te the Tremont hotel,
where the general reviewed the precession
composed of the military and civic soci
eties. The reception was then held and a
large number of ladies and gentlemen were
presented. About 5 p. m., the general
Mrs. Chkistiancy was the cause of a
great deal of excitement in the neighbor
hood of her residence in Washington yes
terday. A messenger came te the office of
the beard of health about neon and asked
that a physician be at ence sent te the as
sistance of the wife of the ex-senator, who
had taken poison with intent te commit
suicide. Half a dozen ether physicians
were summoned, who, when they arrived
at the house, found that the story was
without foundation. It seems that one of
her lady companions, for seme unknown
reason, asked whether she had net taken
poison, te which she in a spirit of fun, re
plied in the affirmative ; whereupon the
household immediately became alarmed,
and all started off in various directions for
Conclusion of Their State Conrentien
In the afternoon session of the Green
back state convention yesterday, speeches
were made by F. W. Hughes, Charles
Brumm, Colonel Lyman, D. S. Early and
ethers. It took the platform committee
until evening te agree, and when it was
reported much discussion was had result
ing finally in the adoption of the follow fellow follew
ing: The National Greenback-Laber party of
Pennsylvania hereby affirm the following
declaration of principles :
We are National, knowing no mere
section, but our whole country. We are
National because we affirm that the gov
ernment of the United States is a nation,
representing and composed of the people
thereef ; that while its sphere of power is
defined by the constitution of the United
States, yet within that sphere its powers
are absolute. It recognizes the rights of
the states and these excepted out of the
powers of government te the people there
of. It therefere regards secession and cen
tralization as alike heresies. While the
one is the antipode of the ether, yet neith
er is the remedy of the ether.
We are Greenbackers as significant of
the power and duty of the government te
supply the needed paper money, and as
against the right of private corporations,
called banks. The issue we make is net of
soft mencv azaiust hard money, but the
issue is as te the needed kind of paper
money. We affirm that legal tender paper
money is as geed as geld and silver
coin made legal tender, with advantages of
convenience and otherwise in favor of the
paper; that such paper legal tenders
should be furnished in sufficient supply
for the wants of trade and business, and
yet as nearly steady as possible never
expanding, except te meet a corresponding
increase in trade and business ; that with
out such sufficient and steady supply thcie
can be no regular and steady distribution
of the products of labor ; that transporta
tion and a medium of exchange are the
agents of distribution and these should be
controlled by the peeple.
That the interests of labor are insepar
able from the money question ; that we
seek te fester aud elevate labor and te
indemnify it against these who, by con
trolling the money of the country, may
make labor dear or cheap and thus con
trol it. We propose te indemnify labor
against the power of money employed by
the few te elect corrupt officers, who, for
gain, will always cheat labor.
We regard nationality, currency, reform
and the rights of labor as one and insepar
able. Resolved, that the United States shall
issue all currency geld, silver and paper
all te be a full legal tender for all pur
poses, public and privntc.
That there shall be no banks of issue,
state or national.
That the primary duty of government is
te secure justice and prosperity te its labor
ing people, and that we are in favor of
such legislation as will protect labor against
the encroachments of non-productive
capital, and favor the repeal of all class
legislation which oppresses labor.
That we extend our hearty sympathy and
active co-operation te the workingmen of
California in their efforts te combat the
evils of Chinese cheap labor.
That eight hours should constitute a
That we are in favor of the reclamation
of public lands forfeitable for non-compliance
with terms of grant, and amendment
of homestead laws se as te assist deserving
peer men te settle en public lands, and the
withdrawal of said lands from sale and res
ervation of them for actual settlers.
That full restitution should be made te
the soldiers for the depreciation of the
money in wmen tuey were paiu tney
being in the power of the government and
compelled te take their pay in whatever
the government offered, and thus place the
soldier en an equality with the bondholder.
That we favor the regulation of inter
state commerce by the Congress under its
constitutional prerogative and duty.
That we view with alarm the various
attempts te limit the franchise, declare
that all citizens who are of age, net under
the penalty of law for crime, should be se
cured in the possession of the ballet unre
stricted by educational, property or poll
That we are opposed te the store order
or truck system, and demand the passage
of an. act compellingcerporations and indi
viduals te pay their workingmen at least
once per month in the legal tender money
of the Unsted States.
That we de most selemly pretest against
the pardon of the criminals convicted be bo be
fere the court of Dauphin county, viz. :
Jesse R. Crawford, Wm. H. Kemble,
Emile J. Petroff, Wm. F. Rumberger and
Charles B. Salter, and demand that the
full penalty of the law shall be executed
That we favor the maintenance of a
tariff for the protection of American in
That the tendency te centralization of
power and the absorption of individual en
terprise and industrial interests of the
country by soulless private corporations,
is dangerous te the liberties of our re
public ; therefore said corporations should
be restricted te such functions as cannot
be exercised by individuals or national or
There were then elected as delegates te
the national convention : F. W. Hughes,
William H. Hines. J. B. White, Samuel
Calvin, with D. A. Evens, J. L. Wright,
F. H. Heth, W. H. Tipton, as alternates.
Fer supreme judge several names were
mentioned and withdrawn, among them
Judge Handley, of Lackawanna, S. R.
Masen, of Mercer, and Judge Bcntley, of
Mr. F. P. Dewses was nominated. Mr.
nines reneminated Judge Handley and
again withdrew him. A delegate moved
that "if we can't find nobody within our
party, we'd better net nominate nobody."
The motion was lest. Here somebody
moved te adjourn. "Bit down, sit down,"
was the cry.
It was moved that the state central com
mittee be directed te select a candidate for
supreme judge, provided that no person be
selected who has been nominated by cither
of the ether parties. Net agreed te.
Mr. F. P. Dewees was then nominated
by acclamation for supreme judge.
Mr. Plummer then named Colonel A.
L. Roberts, of Crawford county, for audi
tor general, and he was nominated by ac
clamation. A motion was adopted instructing the
state committee te nil any vacancies which
may occur by resignation in the nomina
tions. The selection of two delegates at large
was referred te the state committee.
A state committee was then selected and
D. S. Watsen, of Williamsport, elected
chairman. A lesolutien was offered in
forming the national convention that Hen.
II. B. Wright is Pennsylvania's choice for
president. An effort was made te substi
tute the names of S. R. Masen or B. F.
Butler. Mr. Hines then made a fiery
speech charging corrupt influence in the
convention, werkinsr airainst Mr. Wright.
Mr. Yocum followed in a speech strongly
favoring Mr. Wright. The amendment in
favor of Butler or Masen was laid en the
table. The resolution in favor of Wright
was adopted. The convention then
adjourned with three cheers for Wright
and a vote of thanks for the president and
secretaries. Time, 12 o'clock, midnight.
THE STATE COMMITTEE.
Its Action In Directing Mia Make-Up of the
The action of the state cemmittee in in
terfering as te the seats of Philadelphia
delegates in the coming state convention
has provoked unfavorable comment from a
large proportion of the Democratic press
of the state. Most certainly the commit
tee had net the slightest authority or right
te interfere in the premises. The whole
question properly belongs te and in the end
must be settled by the convention, and it
is nrcttv certain that the dictation of the
committee will be warmly resented by the
convention. Even the Philadelphia Times,
which always exhibits a due caution in
the discussion in advance of subjects
of this character, ventures te say
this much in reference te the pro
posed methods by which the temper
ary organization of the state convention is
te be effected : "The obviously sound
rule, when men seek honest ends by hon
est means, is te exclude from participa
tion in the temporary organization of the
conventions all whose scats are contested ;
but the abuse of which the rule is capable,
clearly calls for seme restraint upon the
edventures of faction who can disfranchise
any district by formal notice of a contest.
If the state cemmittee had desired te deal
exact justice te all, it would have provided
for such 'formalities in contests as must
prevent the inere pretense of claiming
seats for the purpose of preventing prop prep prop
erly chosen delegates from participating in
the pieliminary proceedings of conven
tions." Just what formalities would step all
etheis than bona fide contests in the Phila
delphia Democracy is one of theae things
that no fellow could easily find out ; but it
is evident that the present practice opens
the wildest field for defeated parties t'e
disfranchise their successfull competitors
until the important work of a convention
is performed. Formal notice te the state
committee of contests, te be made within a
specified period after the election and stat
ing under oath the grounds en which they
are based, might step seme of the dis
putes ; but hew far the sancity of an oath
would restrain the average factionist of
any party in Philadelphia is net se clear.
There is no reason why delegates te politi
cal conventions should held their seats by
any ether than honest titles, and it would
premise well ler the luture el any party
that can wisely and justly solve the prob
lem. Easily Answered Conundrum.
Until the Lancaster Intelligencek
makes better answer te the agumcuts in
favor of order, regularity, and parliamen
tary usage in the making up of the roll of
the state convention, than by simply
makiug reference te the "mob law"
which prevailed in the organization of the
state convention at Pittsburgh in 1878, we
shall net waste words in futher disputa
tion. But meanwhile we insist en a
specific answer by the Intelligencer te
the following question :
1. If a majority of the seats in the con
vention are contested and the names of all
contested delegates are emitted fiem the
roll, as the Intelligencer contends
should be done, what becomes of your con
vention? Can the minority left en the
roll organize ? If net, then is net the In
telligencer's preposition based en an
unsound principle ?
2. Is there no such thing as a prima
facie right te a teat in the convention until
the committee en centestea seats snau nave
disposed of contests ? Face the music, Mr.
Opposition te Appropriations Nothing New
iu the Heuse.
Washington Every Evening.
" Sunset " Cox new and then does some
geed with his "smartness." During the
debate en Friday en the appropriation for
the pay of election deputy marshals there
was considerable passionate assertion en
the Republican side of the duty of Congress
te appropriate money ter the enforcement
efanv law declared constitutional by the
supreme court. In the course of the dis-.
cussien, Mr. Cox made a little speech
which gave rise te the following colloquy :
Mr. Cox. Dees my friend from Ohie
remember the fugitive slave law?
Mr. Garfield. Yes, and the Drcd Scott
Mr. Cox. Would the gentleman have
carried out the fugitive slave law by voting
money for the slave catchers ? Applause.
Answer that question. Answer it any of
you. Would you have voted money te
have carried out the fugitive slave law
after the court declared it te be consti
tutional? Applause. Yeu are dumb'
Loud laughter. J
. Mr. Hawlcy. I have said that no power
in the universe would make me vote a dol
lar or move a step te execute that law.
Mr. Cox. Yeu are only one man en that
side, and a very geed one. Laughter.
He we find the simple truth about this
matter brought out. All men admit that,
as a rule, Congress ought te appropriate
money for the execution of existing laws,
and all men admit that, as a rule, appro
priations should be voted without condi
tions, and yet the Heuse of Representa
tives has again and again refused te make
appropriations for objects te which it is
opposed. The Republicans caused an
extra session rather than vete meney te
the array without conditions during the
Kansas troubles, just as the Demo
crats did later rather than vote
an army bill without restricting
the use of the troops for political purposes
in the Seuth, and the Republicans refused
in Andrew Jehnsen's time te appropriate
money te pay the salary of a minister te
Spain who was obnoxious te them. The
fact simply is that, though the rule as we
have stated it is admitted, the majority of
the Heuse every new and then, under the
influence of strong party feeling, makes
an exception te it, and it is ridiculous te
insist that the attempt te de se is something
revolutionary and unprecedented. Mr. Haw
ley was frank enough te say that, if he
had been in Gengress when the supreme
court declared the fugitive slave law con
stitutional, he would net hive voted money
for its enforcement, and yet his refusal te
de se would have been precisely similar te
the refusal of some of the Democrats new
te vote money for the enforcement of the
federal election law which has been de
clared constitutional. Yet Mr. Hawley
was one of these who denounced the rea
sonable compromise which Mr. Garfield
offered and the Democrats of the Heuse
wisely accepted, dispite the fact that they
no mere believe in this decision of the su
preme court than Mr. Hawley believes in
its decision in the fugitive slave ease.
An Election DeTOld of Dullness.
The Pennsylvania railroad company
office, en Fourth street, was full of un
wonted activity yesterday. Its lower cor
ridor, alongside of which are the treasurer's
offices, looked like a polling booth en
election day. There were the ticket dis
tributors, with double handfulls of
tickets, regular and independent; the
latter, however, far in the minority, se far
as workers are concerned, although these
having them in charge made up in energy,
volubility and persistence much of what
they lacked in number. In fact, they were
mainly represented by Edward 1. Parker,
who openly declared his purpose of
forcing himself into a seat in the beard of
directors if it took him the remainder of
his life. As chief aid and urgent election
eerer for the same purpose William E.
Lockwood did efficient duty. The voting
was done in larjje blocks early in the day.
Large stockholders came prepared with
the following ticket which was selected
for their suffrages by their own cemmittee:
Themas A. Scott, Jesiah Bacen, Wistar
Merris, Samuel M. Felten, Alexander
Biddle, Henry M. Philips, N. Parker
Shertridge, D. B. Cummins, Henry D.
Welsh, Jehn Price Wetherill, Alexander
M. Fex, William L. Elkins and James
They glanced at the ticket handed them
by Mr. Parker, in seme cases listened te
his complaints against the existing man
agement, but, as a general thing, they
brushed awav from his persuasive button
holing aud deposited their votes for the
regular ticket. Mr. Parker's name was
printed Ne. 13 en the list, instead of that
of James McManes, formerly one of the
city's representatives when it owned stock
in the read, and voted for new lest any
legal question of the city's right te repre
sentation in the control of the read, stock
or no stock, should hereafter arise.
Mr. Parker had also prepared another
ticket, bearing his own name repeated
tlm teen times. I he following explana explana
tey note appeared at the head of the same :
" Being legally advised that certain acts
of the directors of the Pennsylvania rail
road have place said corporation under the
state constitution of 1873, this ticket is
voted in accerdance with article 1G, section
4, which provides that "in all olectien3
for directors or managers of a corporation
each member or stockholder may cast the
whole number or his votes for ene candi
date or distribute them upon two or mere
That was the ticket that Mr. Parker and
Mr. Lockwood veted, the former te the
extent of 230 shares, owned by himself, the
latter, it was said, by virtue of proxies of
3,G04 shares owned by English stockhold
ers. The first breeze that occurred was
aroused by a placard which the regulars
had tacked te the treasurer's doers. It
" Examine your tickets. An imitation
of the stockholders' committee ticket has
been printed, with the name of Edward T.
Parker at the feet."
A similar placard, precured at ence by
Mr. Parker, read thus :
" Edward T. Parker. Vote no imitation
ticket, his ticket being printed befere the
When he tried te pest this alongside the
ether it was tern down. Mr. Parker ro re ro
terted by tearing the ethor down. One of
the legal advisers of the company was
called te warn him, but Mr. Parker did
net scare. He said that neithcr or both
placards should be shown if he had te an
swer for it te a pelice magistrate.
The concession was made, but alter .air.
Parker had dished out a few mere of the
folded papers he became alive te the fact
that he was serving the regular tickets.
It appeared that seme ostensible sympa
thizer, who had made himself very sociable
a little while before, had filled Mr. Park
er's pockets with the wrong tickets. Hew
many votes he thus procured for his oppo
nents he does net knew.
As the day were en it be
came apparent that stockholder were
becoming somewhat impressed by Mr.
Parkei's arguments. If they did
net vote his cumulative ticket they cast
that en which he figured as one of the
thirteen. Canvassers en the ether side
became mere active, and the sccne looked
mere than ever like a ward primary, bar
ring the better appearance of the canvass
ers and electors.
A batch of English proxies arrived dur
ing the morning, and a rule was sprung en
the independent candidate. A by-law was
produced forbidding any person te vote the
proxies of mere than three stockholders.
Thereafter the effort of Mr. Parker and his
aids was te procure sympathizers te han
dle the proxies also. Although Mr. Barker
get mere snubs than premises, yet it was
evidence long before the closing of the polls
that if his cumulative ballets were counted
en the cumulative principle he would
make a rather respectable showing. When
he made a similar effort a year age he ob
tained eight thousand votes en the single
vote method of counting. Mr. Parker was
net sure that his cumulative ballets would
pass the judges as worth mere than a sin sin
gle vote, and these officials declined te say
what they would de in the premises.
When the polls olesed at 6 p. m. the clerks
generally had gene home, and only Messrs
Parker, Lockwood and a few of then op
posing canvassers were left in the treas
urer's office. All excepting these detailed
te count the vote were invited te leave the
building, and the massive doers closed be
behind all save the election officers and a
squad of district telegraph messeneers.
At 7:30 p. m. the messengers were sent
out te anneunce the returns, which state
that the regular ticket was elected by a
vete ranging from 404,275 te 382,652
shares. The elerks refused te name the
low candidate or te say hew many votes
Edward T. Parker received.
Mr. Parker declaics that he will take
immediate legal steps te ascertain hew
many votes were given him and te settle
ether questions which he claims te be in
volved in his contest, "They snubbed
me when I went there for information,"
he said, bitterly. " I'll get into that beard
yet, and I'll make them sorry that they
treated a gentleman in search ef inferma
tien as they did me."
A dispatch te the Herald says Parker re
ceived a vote representing 21,623 shares.
IiATKST NEWS BT MAIL.
Daniel Dugar, a laborer aged sixty years
walked into the river at Auburn, N. Y.,
and was drowned. He was probably de
mented. An incendiary fire in Chatham, Pittsyl
vania county, Va., en Monday night, de
stroyed ten or twelve stores anl dwellings,
causing a less of about $22,000.
Twe parties of Indians had a pitched
fight near Atoka, Blue River county, in
the Indian territory, en Monday. Several
were killed and wounded en each side.
William F. Bensen, of Otsego county,
N. Y., was fatally injured by falling from
a railroad car, near Pleasant Valley en
The body of a man found drowned off
Eaten's Neck, L. I., last Saturday, has
been identified a3 that of Captain Hansen,
commander of the brig Guisborough,
wrecked in Leng Island Sound last month.
Jasper Watsen, a painter, while at work
en the summer cottage of Edward Stock
ton, at Ocean Park, N. J., fell from the
scaffold and, breaking his neck, was in
Themas Kane was shot in Seuth Balti
more by William S. Watkins, and died a
few minutes after. Watkins alleges that
Kane struck Mrs. Watkins, and as seen as
he heard it he sought him aud shot him.
B. C. Kirk's barn and wagon house at
Glen Cove, L. I., with fifty tens of English
hay, agricultural implements and three
cows, was destroyed by fire yesteiday.
Less about $5,000 ; insured for $2,500,
Iu Detroit, Michigan, a large brick
building in process of erection by the Rus
sell car wheel company at the feet of
Walker street, was blown down in a heavy
wind storm and a dozen workmen were
buried in the ruins, two of whom were
seriously and fatally injured.
As Jehn Hurley was walking across the
bridge at Mt Cuba, a station en the Dele-
ware Western railroad, he was struck by
an engine thrown te one side of the bridge
and died at 4:10 o'clock. He resides in
Landenbunr. and leaves a wife and six chil
Colonel Oscar Leckhcad, commander
of the Third regiment of Michigan state
militia, and bookkeeper of the Citizens'
national bank of Flint, was convicted,
yesterday, of falsifying entries in the
books of the bank, and sentenced te five
years in the heuse of correction at De
troit. As Geerge Allisen was returning home
from Tishomingo, Indian Territory, where
he had purchased a new pistol, he met Jas.
Chrisholm and a man named Masher, with
whom he was familiarly acquainted. Chris
helm asked te see the pistol and upon re
ceiving it he cocked it and shot Allisen
Johnny Flinn, three years old, of Titus
ville fell into a mill race in that town en
Tuesday and was drowned.
Henry Whitney, ene of the eldest and
most highly respected citizens of Franklin
township, Erie county, hauged himself en
account of trouble.
The Argus reporter has received a letter
threatening him with a "complete lay
out" if he don't keep "mum " about the
three-card mente men aud Easten gam
blers. Westmoreland enlisted in the Tilden
boom yesterday. Delegates te the state
convention were selected by the county
committee aud Tildeu instructions given
The polyglot agitation for the removal
of the Wilkesbarre posteffice from its
present location has failed te accomplish
that, but there is a premise of the letter
carrier free delivery system.
A sail-beat containing Chafes Weisman
and Alexander M. Munn, capsized yester
day in the Delaware at the upper end of
Petty's Island. Weisman was drowned,
but Munu swam until assistunee reached
A dispatch from La Mcssilla, N. M., re
ports the killing of Fred. Nichols, a mail
driver, near Aleinan mail station, by a
band of Indians, who robbed the mail
sacks. Seme of the contents were scat
tered along the read.
Samncl McCenkey, jr., and Wm. Jack Jack
eon, of Tidioute, went out in the weeds
hunting, when McCenkey was accidental
ly shot and killed by Jacksen. The affair
has caused intense excitement, as there are
rumors that the sheeting was premedi
tated. A few miles back of Dunning, en prop
erty belonging te the Lackawanna iron
and coal company, there has lived for
several years past an old man named
Nathan Knox, who suffered from age,
rheumatism and torment by the boys. He
has shuftled off his troubles with a suici
Following up their victory at the polls
the friends of Tilden elected 18 delegates
friendly te him from the Allegheny county
Democracy te the Harrisburg convention.
In Carben county the Tilden delegates
already elected arc said te have great
doubts as te the expediency of nominating
him in view of the divisions in New Yerk.
The stables of the Union passenger rail
way company, at Thompson and Norris
streets, Philadelphia, as well as a spacious
hay left, iu which were stored hay, eats
and harness, were destroyed by fire yester
day. The building and contents were in
sured. There were 278 horses in the sta
bles, all of which were rescued with some
A vein of silver ere has been discevcied
somewhere in the neighborhood of Blooms
burg. When Pennsylvania people spare
attention from ether pursuits, they may
discover mines of silver as plentifully as
they did the resources of petroleum, when
the latter attracted their attention. It is
a little singular that a thorough geological
survey of the state failed te reveal either
petroleum or silver, though we have plenty
An engineer en the Lehigh Valley read
broke the valve of his steam pipe en Mon
day and te save his life couldn't step the
shrill screaming that fellewcd. The pro
longed whistling caused much commotion
among people living along the line of the
read and many ran from their houses te
ascertain what was the matter. The en
gineer pointed te the whistle, which the
fireman was vainly endeavoring te fix, but
his gestures were net understood. Station
men, flagmen, trackmen and ethers had an
idea that the engineer was crazy and be
gan te predict all sorts of disasters. The
engine was run te Sugar Notch and housed
and there the fire was drawn. All this
time and until the steam was exhausted
that insatiable whistle tooted away like
Colored Children te be Admitted.
A meeting the trustees of the Heme for
Friendless Children was held last evening
at the office af H. R. Fulton, esq. The
following named members were present :
Dr. Jehn L. Atlec, president ; Maj. C.
M. Hewell, secretary ; II. R. Fulton, esq.
treasurer ; Dr. Jehn Mcssersmith,
Christian Widmyer, Jehn B. Kcvinzki,
Henry E. Slaymaker and Gee. M. Kline,
After a general discussion a resolution
was adopted te accept the previsions of
the act of Assembly of April 12, 1875 (re
lative te the admission of colored children)
and te comply with the requirements of
the act as construed by the court in the
decision lately rendered.
A resolution was also adopted that the
trustees meet at the Heme some time in
April, the date te be fixed hereafter, and
te request the attendancc.efthe lady man
agers and judges of the court, with a view
te consider the propriety of erecting a sep
arate building en the Heme grounds for
the accommodation of colored children.
The committee appointed at a former
meeting of the trustees were urged
te take steps te secure the bequest
of the late Thaddeus Stevens ; te
take the necessary action te secure a char
ter for the proposed Stevens home, and for
the location and erection of the necessary
buildings for said institution.
Tim neuntv commissioners report that
the new bridge atPeters creek, inspected
bv them yesterday was found te be satu-
facterily constructed in accerdence with
the plans and specifications et the contract,
eni was fiini-pfnra fermallv accented at the
' . ;,.097 Tfc i- a liifdi-ten.
n....i.riw S3 feet snan. and cresste
i. i.f i,ir vuv un
j cters urcci wi. ... j -...w
Boyd's saw-mill and the Columbia and
Deposit railroad bridge.
A FINE ESTEKTAINMEIiT.
Th Second Coaeert at Franklin and Mar
Last'eveuing the friends and students of
Franklin and Marshall college hail a rare
treat in listening te a concert gotten up
under the supervision of Prof. A. P. Hern,
a member of the present senior class, and
formerly a student of Palatinate college,
located at Myerstown, Lebanon county,
where he took a full course and graduated
uudcr the efficient instruction of Miss
Adams, who is new pursuing her studies in
Bosten in the New England conservatory.
During the year and a half that Prof.
A. P. Hern has been teaching instrumental
music, quite a number of the students
availed themselves of the opportunity
which has thrown a new life into our midst
as a diversion from the prosaic classics and
the set sciences.
When the hour arrived for the perform
ance te begin, every available seat was oc
cupied, while standing room was gladly
resorted te by an appreciative audience.
Following was the pregramme of the even
ing: Martin. Fantasia Is:iac Mcltet.
l'cri Waltzes, (duet) Field, Kennard and
W. I!. Sheibley
Vecal Sole " Let me rest where loved ones
nie sleeping" II. Clay Eschbach.
iiCTinnn i rmumnai .Marcn a.
Lucia 1)1 Lamiuenuoer A.
Music Spell W. J. Kershner.
N'atulien Waltzes A. 1. Hern and Isaac Jlc Jlc
Hee. The performers acquitted themselves
well, doing full justice te their pieces,
which reflected great merit en their in
structer. Throughout the entire pro pre
gramme the audience manifested their ap
preciation by marked attention aud fre
quent applause, expressing their wish of
many mere such entertaining evenings in
Franklin and 3Iarshall college.
Salisbury f enrs.
Iaac Kaffreth has sold his crop of one
acre of tobacco te Jonas Eby fer23J, 10
and 5. Mr. Kaffreth has again wen the
belt for line tobacco iu this locality, hav
ing received the highest price paid iu this
immediate neighborhood, aud as he was
called the bes tobacco farmer one year
age, is by this sale still entitled te be
classed as the Bess.
The public reads of Salisbury are being
sold te the lowest bidders, te be kept in
order by them for next three years ; they
are selling for less than they did three
years age. Salisbury having a special read
law passed in 18 03, the reads therefore
are made by contractors instead of by
supervisors as in ether townships.
M. C. L. Fisher lest a valuable horse a
few days age. He had been te Lancaster
with a lead of tobacco. When he returned
home he discovered that ene of his horses
was unwell and next morning found him
dead iu the stable. The less was placed at
$200, as the animal was a very fine one.
Mr. Samuel Kurtz, of Ashland, Ohie
(formerly of Lcaceck township), has just
returned from Philadelphia, where he
disposed of nine head of horses, brought
from Ohie, for the sum of $2,545 or
$2S3 per head.
Our genial friend Solemon Martin took
unto himself a helpmate (Miss Spotts) en
Thursday last. They have" everybody's
Mr. Isaac Scldemridge, of East Earl
township, aged 78 years, was struck with
apoplexy en Sunday and very little hope
of his recovery is entertained.
Mount Jey Items.
The family of Jehn Wollcge, who lately
attempted te kill his wife, are in destitute
Addison Miller, the young man who was
struck by an engine while en horseback
seme days since, is slowly improving.
The new Catholic church is nearly com
The old Evangelical church, corner of
Faiihaven and Denegal streets, will he
razed and a new and stately edifice erected
in its stead.
Quite a number of flittings are taking;
James Montgomery has purchased the
Phejnix saloon, 444, formerly occupied by
A. B. Culp and later by Jno. Mebl.
The funeral of Christian Buehl, which
took place en Sunday, was very largely
attended. The services were cenducted in
German at the request of deceased.
Our gas cempauy deserve credit for the
very superior article they manufacture.
Among Hymen's doings for the week is
Charles DiereIFs "obituary" te a fair
maiden of the City of Brotherly Leve.
A number of Lancaster young folks ten
dered Miss Riley Summy a surprise party
en Monday evening.
Charles Dieroff will open a new beet
and shoe store at the residence formerly
occupied by Henry Shelly, next deer te
Perkins's millinery bazaar.
II. G. Hergclreth has purchased a store
and residence from Stephen Pinkcrten.
Our citizens ene and all agree that a
watchman should be employed at the East
Main street creising. What has the
P. R. R. te say?
Our streets are in horrible condition.
The public schools are well attended.
Washington ISoreugh Items.
On Tuesday evening a surprise party
was given te Dr. Delmer Doduen, dentist,
consisting of 35 persons. The occasion
was a giand success, and all who partici
pated in it enjoyed themselves. Vecal and
instrumental music were features of the
evening. The table groaned under the
weight of cakes and ether refreshments.
The doctor will leave us te enter en his
profession at Prospect, Yerk county, but
will be ever ene day during the week te
attend te his calling.
Miss Helen Welk, daughter of Jacob
and Careline Welk, died en Tuesday after
noon, after a long illness. She was an
estimable young lady, taken from earth at
an early age. Her funeral will take place
from her parents residence en Thursday
at 2 o'clock.
Messrs. Scefiekl, Fishcl, Dielas & Sunter
have purchased two timber rafts and this
morning the whistle soundest, which leeks
like business again. The firm arc live men,
and we expect them te have a geed run of
trade during the present season.
Seme ten car leads of manure have ar
rived from Philadelphia for different to
J. B. Leng, real estate agent, sold, te-day
at private sale, ten shares of Lancaster and
Millersville street-car stoek at $20 per