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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER; FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1880.
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FRIDAY EVENING. MABCH 26, 1880.
The Harrisburg Patriot thinks that
the action of the Pittsburgh convention
of 1878 in refusing te let the chairman of
the state committee make up its roll of
delegates, and requiring him te call the
state by districts, is net te be regarded as
a precedent because the convention was
virtually bulldozed into that action."
That is a strange way te talk of a con
vention which selected the Patriot's can
didate for governor and in which there
were net twenty delegates en the final
vote who sustained the chairman of the
state committee in his pretension. It is
manifestly somewhat difficult te discuss
the point in controversy with a journal
that thus summarily disposes of the au
thority of a convention's precedent. But
we understand the Patriot te say that the
contrary practice prevailed at the con
ventions prier te that of 1878, and that
what it did was an innovation en the
usage. If it can show this it may make
something of a case, though nothing that
can be said of the usage of the party will,
of course, prevent every convention from
being a law unto itself when it assem
bles. The usage, however, is binding en
the state committee and its chairman,
and it is of interest te knew what it is.
It is net very material in the present case
whether the Patriot is right or wrong in
saying that the 1878 convention estab
lished a new practice, since the chair
man of the state committee will natur
ally feel impelled te adapt his conduct te
the latest order of the party in conven
But we de net understand that any new
practice was introduced at Pittsburgh.
The manner of organizing a convention
always varies somewhat, according te
the varying circumstances, and just be
cause each convention has the right and
the power te regulate itself. There is no
invariable practice. The chairman of the
state committee calls the convention te
order, and if there is no contest ever
the temporary organization he gives
place at once te the temporary chairman.
If there is mere than one candidate for
that nest and a necessity arises for the
calling of the roll, the chairman of the
state committee maintains Ills place until
the roll is called and his successor is
elected. But it is net in his power te say
whose vote shall be taken. It" any vote
is disputed it must be rejected unless the
convention shall order it te be taken;
which it perhaps would de if the riiua
facie right of the delegate te his seat
appeared te it te be clear. The
question should always be submitted
te the convention and its opinion taken.
The chairman of the state committee
should never attempt te impose his opin
ion upon the convention ; and if he
never does se there can be no trouble and
he will net be " sat down upon " as was
Chairman McClelland, because of his
persistence in putting into the conven
tion a set of delegates from Philadelphia
whose right te seats was challenged and
whom it was manifestly unjust te seat
until their credentials were passed upon.
If the chairman of the state commit
tee is a man of sense and fairness and se
acts, there can never be any difficulty in
the organization of a convention, wheth
er he calls the roll of delegates or of dis
tricts, lie has but te pass by the contested
seats and arrogate te himself no power of
decision in the matter, te be perfectly
safe. He will remember that it is
only as a matter of convenience that
he is permitted te call the convention
te order. He has no control ever it or the
credentials of its members, for he is net
of it. The Patriot is mistaken in saying
that the practice is for county conven
tions te certify the delegates they elect
te the state committee. This never has
been done in this county and we de net
think it is a usual practice.
The Heuse of Representatives has
been for two days engaged in a remark
able contest ever the reference te a com
mittee of a bill te take the duty off of
paper and a few ether articles. The rules
of the Heuse would have taken the bill
te the ways and means committee, which
was hostile te it, and therefore its intro
ducer naturally asked its reference te
another committee, differently inclined ;
and, as no objection was made, he se
cured it. The opponents of the bill, when
they discovered that they had lest the
opportunity te smother it in committee,
get excited and pretended te think that
they were exeitcd ever what they called
the fraud that had been practiced en the
Heuse. And then the friends of the
measure became enraged and thought
they were mad because they were unjust
ly abused ; and it did seem a little rough
that men who were willing te choke the
free-trade bantling in committee should
assume se righteous an air of indignation
when the peer innocent escaped from
their murderous hands, and just because
it get out while they were napping. After
two days of disputation the child is sur
rendered te the unkind embrace of
the ways and means committee, the
Heuse evidently being quite willing that
the most expeditious methods of the
baby farmer should be used for the ex
tinction of the unhappy free-trade bant
ling. The Examiner cannot understand hew
the Intelligencer can question the
expediency of Mr. Tilden's nomination
and yet its senior editor in the state com
mittee act with Mr. Tilden's friends in
opposing the motion te make the chair
man of the committee usurp the
powers of the convention and decide a
matter that belongs exclusively te the
state convention and net te the state
committee. We did net expect the Ex
aminer te understand it. The fact is
that the Intelligences, has certain
principles which it applies, regardless of
hew their application may affect its in
terests or its wishes. Had the friends of
Mr. Tilden attempted te make the state
1$emiQittee,clb, what his opponents at
' "tempfedi;he Tntelligencer and its
.id.. . , editor, .who is a member .of the commit cemmit commit
'teeytreuM have antagonized them pre
cisely as7 it 'did the McG6wan faction.
The Examiner en the ether band, be
lieves that any means are justifiable te
ccemplish its ends. It was in accer-
dance with this policy that it winked at
the forgery of naturalization papers by
its friends in 1872, and in 1876 let out its
back office upstairs te the manufacture
of bogus tax receipts.
Set His Mmth Piece.
The Patriot denies that it speaks es
pecially for Senater "Wallace, which we
tare sorry te hear, as it prevents us from
accepting the Patriot's assurances in the
Kerns matter. It says it "is certain
that no senator will say that the confirm
ation was made out of courtesy te Sena Sena
eor Wallace ;" and that it was made
" because certain Democratic senators
from ether states, out of courtesy te
Den Cameren, had resolved te vote for
the confirmation in spite of "Wallace's
pretest." It adds that " it is just possi
ble that when the Senater discovered
that his pretest was in vain, that he de
clined te make a feel of himself by re
sisting the inevitable "' If the Patriot
disclaims authority te speak for Senater
Wallace, it is evidently profitless te in
vite it te say just hew far he declined te
" make a feel of himself " by resisting
Kerns's confirmation. It seems te us
that it would be in order for Senater
Wallace te speak. Possibly his fellow
Senators will permit him te have the
proceedings in secret session in the
Kerns matter, and the vote, made
public. It would be a satisfaction te the
Senater's friends te knew that he did net
make a feel of himself by voting for
Or by voting against Clark. The Pa
triot says that he is certainly responsible
for the rejection of Clark, believing that
the " party would be benefitted by giving
the appointment te Jthe disaffected re
gion of Luzerne and Lackawanna." As
the Patriot does net " speak especially "
for Senater Wallace, we may be permit
ted te doubt that he would be se foolish
as te secure the rejection of se geed a
Democrat for se trivial a reason ? Espec
ially in view of the fact that the appoint
ing power is a Republican president,
who could hardly be asked, in decency te
locate his appointments se that they
would de the most geed te the Demo
cratic party. That would be the "cheek
iest " request ever made. Theoretically
the president appoints and the Senate
confirms officers en account of their fit
ness ; and it is the very latest invention
in the way of an idea te ask a Republi
can president te nominate a Democratic
supervisor, net because of his fitness, but
te benefit the Democratic party. Patents
Wi: cannot agree with the Pittsburgh
Leader that " if Attorney General Pal
mer docs resign his position rather than
agree te the pardon of Bill Kemble, the
attention of the people will be fastened
upon that man at once. The act will
make Mr. Palmer one of the most popu
lar and prominent men in Pennsylvania.
Fer it will bear en its lace the proofs of
honesty and incorruptibility." Such a
retreat might prove Mr. Palmer te be
honest, but it would stamp him as a
coward, whose action if less dishonorable
than that of a traitor in battle would
hardly be less latal te tue cause ne pro
fesses te regard. If Mr. Palmer resigns
te give place te a man who will de what
he dares net de, he will deserve universal
execration. It is his duty te " stick,"
and he will much belie his geed reputa
tion if he shirks a responsibility that
can be fairJy met in only one way.
The executive session of the United
States Senate yesterday was occupied
wholly by the case of Capt. Jas. E. Jeuctt,
nominated for promotion te the grade of
commodore in the navy. The debate lasted
Pittsburgh indignantly denies that any
" large delegation of prominent business
men, merchants, bankers and manufactur
ers " from there will go te Harrisburg in
order te press upon the pardon beard the
propriety of the pardon of Kemble.
Victer Huge contributes a superstitious
example te the literature of " Thirteen at
Table." His son died seen after attending
a dinner party at which the fateful number
sat down ; and in '49 he gave a dinner
party at which there were thirteen persons,
and mere than half of them, it is related,
died before the close of the year.
The Patriot informs us that there are
already nearly 100 contests booked for
the state convention and if it keeps en a
majority of the seats may be disputed.
We understand that the Patriot also holds
that the state committee has a right te
determine in advance all of these contests
and decide who shall participate in the
temporary organization and mayhap de
cide their own cases. The Patriot may
lead en te that chaos, but no reputable
Democrat will fellow it.
The very sensible suggestion made by
the Cambria Freeman, an anti-Randall,
anti-Tildcn paper, if adopted, will end the
whole discussion about Senater Wallace's
attitude toward the Kerns confirmation.
Mr. Wallace can rise in his place in the
Senate, and ask for the publication of the
vote en the Kerns's confirmation. If it ap
pears therefrem that he voted, as he
wrote, against Kerns, that will settle it ; if
he voted for Kerns that also will settle it.
Let us, by all means, have the record, and
sea what senators, as the Patriot says,
voted for Kerns " out of courtesy te Den
The Clearfield Republican charges and
the Patriot echoes it, that in regard te
Marshal Kerns's confirmation " for a long
time Speaker Randall was en both sides of
this question privately." It this is true,
it is a serious matter. Marshal Kerns was
reappointed en Jan. 7, 1880. Twelve
days afterward Mr. Randall sent the fel
lowing letter te the judiciary committee ,
Heuse op Representatives, Wash
ington, D. C, January 19, 1880 Dear
Sir : I concur with Mr. Wallace in recom
mending the rejection of Mr. Kerns as
marshal of the Eastern district of Penn
sylvania, for reasons I am willing at any
time te give you.
Yours very respectfully,
Sam. J. Randall,
Hen. A. G. Thurman.
Subsequently, we are assured, he con
sistently opposed Kerns's confirmation.
He at least could net "for a long time "
have been en both sides. But if at any
time during these twelve days he was en
both sides it is in order for him te tell us
why. If net, the Republican and Patriot
must put up or shut up.
M. DeLessbps arrived at Council Bluffs,
Iowa, en his way cast, yesterday.
It is nowise improbable that Rev. W. H.
H. Murray will shortly return te Bosten,
and again appear in an independent pulpit.
Dr. Helmes and Mr. Longfellow have
just become members of the new Rabe
lais club, in Londen. The only ether
members resided in America are Geerge
H. Beker and William D. Howells.
ILvwlish WAMn, chief of the Cayuse
Indians, died Friday last en the Umatilla
reservation. The funeral was attended by
1.000 persons, including many citizens of
Umatilla county. He preserved the lives
of all the white Bottlers in that valley in
early days, and his death is mourned by all
who knew him.
A government check for 1310,500, for
payment of quarterly interest en the four
percent, bends, was paid through the clear
ing house in New Yerk yesterday. This
interest represents a principle of $31,030,
000. which is the largest holding of any
one person in any of the gevcrnmen
securities. The daily income of that
amount of bends is $3,430. The check
was te William H. Vandeiibilt.
Gov. Cbesswell, of Michigan, was mar
ried yesterday at Lansing, te Miss Lizzie
Musgrave, youngest daughter of Jeseph
Musgrave, of Charlette. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. Dr. Eddy, of
Niles, at the residence of H. A. Lee, a
brother-in-law of the bride, in the presence
of only near relatives. Before the repast
was ended the governor and his bride with
drew and rode unattended te the railroad
station where they took a train for Grand
Rapids. Mrs. Cresswell is tall and grace
ful, about 27 years of age, with a beautiful
complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes,
and of most winning manners. The gov
ernor has three children by a former mar
riage. THE 1103IK AND COLOKAD C1IILUKEN.
Uoect Sense Vreni a Republican Centcm-
When the question arose as te the expe
diency of accepting the bequest of the late
Thaddcus Stevens, under the conditions of
his will, we took ground in its favor and
ceunselled with such of the management
as had doubts as te what should be done
in the premises when the time should
come for action. We then foresaw that
the admission of colored children te the
Heme would in the near future become a
practical question which would have te be
met in a practical way. We believe the
most direct and satisfactory solution lay
in the acceptance of the Stevens be
quest upon the conditions of his
will, which were that the inmates should
be educated, clothed and subsisted en an
equality, but net that they should
sleep in the same dormitories. We were
assured that when the time came te
meet the question its most direct and sat
isfactory solution would be found through
the terms offered by Mr. Stevens ; and as
no colored children had applied for admis
sion, we could net sec that any practical
geed could result from premature agitation
of the subject. The question of equal
rights in all public institutions had already
been definitely settled by the fundamental
and statute law of the nation and the com
monwealth. The prejudice of caste or
color, se far as these rights were involved,
was giving way before humanitarian pro
gress as rapidly as revolutions involving
radical political and social changes can be
usually accomplished consistently with the
greatest goed'to the greatest number. Se
far as any mere prejudice steed in the way
of a practical recognition of the fifteenth
amendment of the constitution, when the
necessity for it arose, we had no respect
for it and steed ready te combat it.
We therefore regretted that a local con
temporary sought te force the issue upon
the Heme management when there was
really no practical necessity for it, and
when that management was net prepared
te meet it. There were no colored children
demanding admission through their
parents or these directly responsible for
their welfare. The construction of the
Heme building, se far as its dormitories
are concerned, was net adapted te carry
ing out the terms of Mr. Stevens' bequest,
and none but demagogues would desire te
make mere radical innovations than he
contemplated. Political and social rights
should net be confounded with social
equality. There are even some things
which arc right that may net be expedi
ent. There are even some prejudices that
must be respected, or at least treated with
forbearance, until they can be over ever over
eomc. There are parents and rela
tives of children in the Heme who,
while willing that they should study and
play together, and be fed at the same table,
would make an earnest pretest against
them sleeping together with colored chil
dren in the same dormitories. Mr. Stevens
had the geed practical sense te under
stand this feeling when he drew his will.
But because the Christian ladies who have
been giving their time, labor and means te
this public charity for years are net will
ing at the first crack of the political whip
te take a mere radical step than Mr.
Stevens, the most radical and sincere
friend of the colored racoef his day, would
ask were he new living, these self-sacrificing
Christian ladies are thus publicly in
sulted and their motives thus grossly mis
represented by the organ of a class who
knew and care a great deal mere about
buying colored votes en the eve of a prim
ary election than they de about providing
homes for friendless " waifs" or the status
of inhabitants of the dormitories of the
"Get out!" That is the thanks the
scl-sacrificing ladies of the Heme get for
their years of unceasing labors and cares
and vexations in clothing, feeding and
educating friendless children. Fer years
before the county gave a dollar te its sup
port these ladies labored in season
and out of season in procuring the means
necessary te support the institution.
Their labors were disinterested. They
were net assuming the unpleasant attitude
of beggars in behalf of their own children.
They did net meet at the Heme time after
time te cut and stitch and darn for their
own gratification. The excellent matron,
venerable in geed works, has net devoted
her life te the festering care of these
hundred or mere "peer unfortunate
waifs " for the sake of official
emolument for herself or her political
friends. Te say that she and her
co-laborers will favorably compare in
all the graces of a Christian life and the
demands of "common sense" with thdd
writer of the above paragraph would he
paying them a peer compliment indeed.
They will net " get out." They have ac
cepted the provissiens of the law. They
will carry them out se seen and far as it is
practicable, and it can be done without im
posing extra expense en the county, if
demangegues will cease their reckless at
tempts te tear down what they could net
have built. The managers are entitled te
a reasonable time te reach the end contem
plated by the law, in the best practical
method ; and we we very much mistaken
the " common sense " of our judges, the
county commissioners and the people, if
they second the demand of demagogues
that the management of the Children's
Heme shall "get out !"
DK1FX OF DEMOCRATIC DISCUSSION.
Ttlden and Antl-Tllden The State Commit
tee's Acties Ne Besses Need Apply
We should like te see our friends of the
Pittsburgh Pest, Harrisburg Patriot, Phil
adelphia Commonwealth, and Lancaster In
telligencer, let up en Messrs. Wallace
and Randall and give the Republicans a
whack. Just for a change, you knew !
Mr. Wallace Hay Have JJeen Misunderstood.
It is possible that Mr. Wallace has been
misunderstood in this matter. If he did
net vote for the confirmation of the Cam Cam
eeon bulldozer he can readily vindicate
himself, and as we have before said, he
ewes it te the party te de se. He should
ask the senate te make public the pro
ceedings of that particular executive ses
sion, se that all may see iust where he
steed. Meanwhile, it is net pleasant te
have him eulogized by Republican mem
bers for "rising above party" in the con
firmation of Kerns, and the affair is doing
him great injury. We hope he will ex
The Amende Honorable.
In a recent article we declared that the
real motive of these newspapers which
haveen scolding Senater Wallace concern
ing the Kerns business, was " te deprive
the senator of his leadership in the party,
because his views as te the presidential and
ether questions de net tally with these of
There was in our mind at the time the
article in question was being penned,
among ether journals, the Lancaster In
telligencer. That paper has, however,
since published an article, in which its po
sition as te the presidential question is very
clearly set out, and that position is se
commendable a ene that we present the
cream of the statement of it te our readers
in the Intelligencer's own language.
The spirit of the foregoing para
graph is the spirit that animates every true
Democrat. The candidate who is all that
a geed Democrat and a geed president
should be, and who commands the greatest
share of popularity, is every patriot Dem
Publish the Vete.
The only thing about the matter which
vexed us at Mr. Wallace, was the dispatch
from Washington announcing the confir
mation of Kerns as having been unanimous,
and that Senater Wallace had waked all
objections te it. This meant, of course that
Mr. Wallace voted te confirm Kerns,
which must surely be a mistake, for if the
official record of the Senate would show
that he had dene se in the face of his
letter te the committee, it would end him
politically in this state. Why cannot Mr.
Wallace's vindication be made complete by
a publication of the Yete?
Tne Kerns Matter The Itecerd.
Uncle Jake Ziegler's Butler Herald.
We can but reiterate our opinion of this
matter, and it is, that under no circum
stances should he have been confirmed.
We have nothing personal against Marshal
Kerns, but we say, the public officer who
prostitutes his office te surround election
polls with a crowd of bummers of the very
lowest class te everawe Democratic voters,
has no right te leniency in his confirma
tion at the hands of Democratic senators.
Our general principle has always been that
no factious opposition should be made te
presidential appointments by the Senate,
but when men are appointed simply be
cause of a gross violation of public duty
perpetrated in the interest of one party as
against another, then Democratic senators
fail in their duty by allowing such persons
te be confirmed when they can prevent it.
The Coinmittee Has Nothing Te De With It.
However much this Philadelphia Mon Men Mon
tague and Capulet quarrel is te be regret
ted, it is very plain te- us that the state
committee has nothing te de with it, but
that it is purely a qucstieu for the conven
tion itself. Can anything be plainer than
that a delegate who answers te the call
when the secretary of the convention an
neunces the districts he is there te repre
sent and whose right is net disputed, is
entitled te his seat, and that where there
is a contest both the claimant and contest
ant must stand aside until the controversy
is settled ? If the state committee can dic
tate the names of the delegetes from one
county who shall take part in organizing
tbe convention, it can de se for every
county in the state, which would be an
exercise of power net te be dreamed of for
a moment. Every convention has the in
herent right te judge of the election of
these who claim membership in it, and
when that right is surrendered a conven
tion abdicates its highest functions.
Peace, Brethren, Peace.
Delaware County Democrat.
It may be true (although the tangible
evidence thus far leeks otherwise) that
senator w aiiace may have winked at or
even aided the confirmation of Marshal
Kerns, and it may be, tee, that the senator
is envious or hostile personally toward
Speaker Randall ; but the passage of em
bittered resolutions by county committees,
like these adopted in Allegheny county,
against Wallace, and violent personal in
vectives, such as a few of the newspapers
en both sides have indulged in, can certain
ly de the party no geed at this juncture,
and we doubt very much that cither Mr.
Randall or Mr. Wallace has in any way
given countenance te them.
An ex-Parte Proceeding.
Fayette County Genius et Liberty.
The only effect that the resolution can
have is te give one faction of the party in
Philadelphia, where the party has been
rent by dissensions, the indersement of the
state at large, and te give that faction a
prestige in the convention, which they
should net enjoy until the question of
the eligibility te a scat in the convention is
determined, upon the evidence produced
before the convention or before a committee
appointed by the convention. The passage
et the resolution would therefore be an
ex parte proceeding, determining the status
of the one faction and their prima facie
right and title tea seat in the convention, be
cause some of the faction new had the right
te vote en this resolution, and the ether
faction could net be heard for the reason
that they have had no notice that such
a question was te be sprung in this com
mittee, and for the additional reason that
they are net represented en this commit
tee. Scalping a Peacemaker.
The Harrisburg Patriot says : " The first
and chief desire of every true Democrat
should be te restore harmony te the
party." Yet there is net a paper in the
state that has done mere te create discord
and division than this very Patriot itself.
It has made itself the meuthpeace of Wal
lace only, and daily indulges in abuse of
Tilden and his friends. In the very same
issue in which the above advice appeared,
there were several columns of defense of
Wallace and abuse of Tilden and his friends
and as a sample we quote the following.
" It is an open secret that Tilden has con
fided his fortunes te the keeping of Sam.
Randall, and that upon the decision of
Pennsylvania hang all the hopes of the
two Sams, together with the organized ap
petite or embodied hunger of the army of
beats and bummers who fellow in their
train." We want Tilden men everywhere
te make a note of these things.
Ne Besses Need Apply.
Chambersburg Valley Spirit.
We donet think the Democratic party
needs any bosses. While we de net receg
nize the right of Senater Wallace te dis dis
taterial power in the party we, quite as
positively, refuse te admit Speaker Ran
dall's authority te direct or command.
The counsel of both gentlemen is needed,
but a demand coming from either of them
is quite another thing. We have been
free te criticise Senater Wallace's action
and shall as fully speak concerning Speaker
"Randall if it becomes necessary. Thus
far, however, the speaker has shown no
disposition te take a stand against the
wishes of the party in the interest of a
domineering faction. On the contrary,
officially and in his individual capacity,
Mr. Randall has striven for the prosperity
and success of the party, and has earned
the warmest praise, instead of deserving
censure. When ha does otherwise than
this it will be time te call a halt.
The State Committee's Action.
The most significant action of the com
mittee is embraced in the adoption of a
resolution by a vote of 29 te 14, instruct
ing the chairman te enter upon the roll of
the ensuing convention the names of the
delegation from the city of Philadelphia
sworn and certified te by Geerge R. Ber
rill, president of the Democratic state dele
gate convention, held in December, 1879.
This is taking sides with ene of the two
contending wings of the Philadelphia
Democracy, and as we beheve with the
mere disreputable wing, and is action
which had better been left entirely te the
Hard te Understand.
James N. Kerns, Republican, was ap
pointed marshal of the city of Philadel
phia by Fraud Hayes, and was confirmed
by our Democratic Senate in spite of his
infamous conduct as marshal at the elec
tion of 1878, as shown up by the Wallace
Jehn M. Clark, Democrat, was appoint
ed census supervisor of the Luzerne-Lackawanna
district, endorsed by such men as
Buckalew, and the Democratic Senate re
jected him. Hayes then appointed a Re
publican. This, as Democratic conduct, is hard te
understand, and when asked te, explain it
we confess with humility that wc are un
able te de se.
The Belters Eulogized.
The Democratic convention of the Sixth
legislative district of Allegheny county
elected anti-Tilden delegates and voted
down a resolution instructing for Tilden.
The Langfitt and Pauline wing of the
Democratic party in Allegheny City passed
resolutions denouncing'the Pittsburgh Pest
for its course toward senator Wallace.
Things are net se solid for "the saints"
out in Allogheny as they were supposed te
What the Kocerd Shows.
The record shows that Senater Wallace's
written pretest against the confirmation of
Kerns remained en hie te the last and the
testimony of Senators McDonald and Gar
land proves that Senater Wallace's atti
tude toward the Kerns matter remained
unchanged te the end. It is just possible
that when the senator discovered that his
pretest was in vain that he declined te
make a feel of himself by resisting the in
evitable. One thing is certain : Ne
senator will say that the Confirmation
was made out of "courtesy" te
Senater Wallace. It was made be-
cause the committce reported in favor
of Kerns in spite of Wallace's pretest
and because certain Democratic senators
from ether states out of courtesy te Den
Cameren had resolved te vote for the con
lirmatien at any rate. As te the rejection
of Clark, Mr. Wallace is certainly rcspen
sible for that, and it was made because it
was believed that the party would be beni
lited by giving the appointments te the
disaffected region of Luzerne and Lacka-
wanna. New if the Intelligencer wants
affidavits en these subjects it had better
send te Washington and get them.
Toe Virtuous for Him.
Unfortunately the Democratic party of
our state contains a guerrilla element
with in its lines, the members of which :ire
in the habit of putting en Democracy in
fine style and literally proclaims it from
the house top as vigorously as the common
harlot does her virtues en the street corner.
Hence we volunteer a little advice. We
knew that the ene offender is about as
hard te reclaim as the ether ; but wc will
The class indicated are very high -toned,
(in their own imagination) and are the
proprietors of old houses Yerk, Lancas
ter, Chambersburg, Alteena, Pittsburgh,
and Fourth ward in Philadelphia. These
establishments are run by this element and
the members exhaust all their huge talents
in compiling the faults, instead of the vir
tues, of far better men thauthey can prove
themselves te be. Ihese fellows arc
always carping and finding fault
with the successful members of
the party ; but they never suggest a plan
by which te rake in the common enemy.
They are adepts at compiling "the record"
of leading members of their awn party,
and in this way furnish guns, ammunition,
and previsions te the common enemy. If,
in war times, a soldier was caught doing
this kind of work, he would be arrested,
trieti, convicted, shot, and buried as a
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Ceal oil has been discovered in large
quantities in the vicinity of L-ake Ainsley,
Twe men, names unknown, were killed
by a boiler explosion at Columbus, Ga.,
In Winfield, Kansas, Libby's barn and
a smaller building were carried away by a
cyclone and net a fragment of cither has
has been seen since.
Tillia Wolf, aged 12 years, attending
wainut inns puDiic school, Cincinnati,
in attempting te inflate a toy balloon,
swallowed it and died from the effects in
a few minutes.
Allen Teeley, of Greeneville, Ky., has
confessed that he cut off the head of Elijah
Whitney with a bread axe. Ne cause for
the murder, which came te light en Wed
nesday, has been found.
The dead body of James Hutten, a rail
read newsboy, was found near the railroad
track at Allaine's Cerner, N. J., yesterday
morning. He was missed from the train
the night before, and is supposed te have
been blown off a platform by the high
Wednesday night's fires did a great deal
of damage : At Marblehead, Mass., Li toll tell
man's shoe factory, less $12,000 ; at Peters
burg, Va., A. B. Cook's fine family resi
dence, less $6,000, insurance $3,000; at
Keene, N. H., E. Clark, G. J. Appleton,
Edward Harlan and ethers, less $27,500,
insurance about $30,000.
In the Heuse, the dead lock of the two
preceding days was get rid of, after a
lively discussion, by the adoption of the
resolution of Mr. McLane. There was a
division of the resolution, that portion dis
charging the committee en revision of the
laws from the consideration of the Town Tewn
shend tariff bill being adopted by a vote of
142 te 100, and the portion referring the
bill te the ways and means committee
adopted by a vote of 142 te 89.
Basmus Larken, of Wankesha county,
Wis., was tarred and feathered there by a
mob of masked citizens. Larken had been
the lever of a Miss Ferre of that county
until she married Albert Stielew, of Mil
waukee, it is alleged, for his money.
After her marriage she kept up her inti
macy with Larken, and finally deserted
stielew and went te live with Larken.
This aroused the wrath of the citizens,
which culminated in the tarring and feathering.
THE SCHOOL BOARD.
Special Meeting te Consider the Disorder In
Mulberry Street Secondary school The
Suspension efPuplU Endorsed.
A special meeting of the beard of di
rectors of Lancaster school district was
held last evening te consider the difficul
ties that have grown out of the disorderly
conduct of a number of the pupils of Mr.
Herr's secondary school, North Mulberry
The following named members of the
beard were present :
Messrs. Brosius, Cechrau, Eberly, Ebcr
man, Erisman, Evans, Harris, D.Hartman,
J. I. Hartman, Johusten, Levergood, Mar
shall, McUemsey, 31cConemy, Morten,
Reimensnyder, Rhoads, Richards, Schtnid,
Schwebel, Samson, Smeych, Slaymaker,
Snyder, Spurrier, Wilsen, C. Zachcr, Gee.
W. Zecher, Warfel, president.
After the president had stated the ob
ject of the meeting, Mr. Slaymaker, of the
superintending committee, arose and said
that he had been informed a few days age
of a vile outrage committed by two pupils
of the school named. In company
with ethor members of the commit
tee he had visited the school and
found it disorderly, there being se
much neise made by the pupils -that the
entrance of the coinmittee was net noticed
even by tha teacher. After calling the
school te order and securing comparative
quiet, Mr. Slaymaker asked the teacher te
call before the committee the boys com
plained of. These were taken into the class
room where they confessed their offence,
after which they were taken into the study
hall, publicly reprimanded before the
school and suspended for four weeks. Mr.
Slaymaker then obtained from the teacher
the names of a number of ether boys who
were regarded as ringloaders in misbe
havior and insubordination, and lectured
thorn en their misconduet. While talking
te them, ene of the boys laughed in Mr.
Slaymakcr's face, and etherwise insulted
him and the ether directors present,
whereupon he tee was suspended. About
this time Dr. Levergood, who is chairman
of the visiting committce of the North
west division and who had also heard of
the disturbance, arrived at the school, and
after having the matter explained te him
net only approved of the suspension of the
boys named by Mr. Slaymaker, but insist
ed that all these named by the teacher as
ringleaders in disorder should also be ex
pelled, and this was agrced te by all the
directors present. When the directors left
the school they were met eutside by some
of the suipendcd boys, who told tlicm that
Mr. Herr, the teacher, had shown partial
ity and that there wcre ether boys, one of
them a relative of the teaehcr, who had
misbehaved as badly as they had. The
directors returned te the school, made a
further investigation, and suspended one or
two ether pupils, declaring that the rela
tives of teachers or directors should have
no immunity from punishment for misbe
havior. This action was acquiesced in by
the members of the superintending com
mittee and visiting committce then pres
ent, and it was agreed that the dismissed
pupils should net be re-instated until the
matter had been laid before the beard. In
violation of this agreement, Mr. Slaymaker
said, Dr. Levergood had reinstated one of
the pupils, whereupon he (Mr. Slaymaker)
had again dismissed him. In conclusion
Mr. Slaymaker asked that Mr. Ilerr's re
port of the matter be read, emitting the
names eT the offending boys.
President Warfel presented a report
from Mr. Herr, the teacher, containing the
names of the boys whom he regarded as
ringleaders in the disturbances, and
also giving seme account of his action in
The president, having an engagement,
then asked te be excused for a low min
utes, and called Mr. Jehn I. Hartman te
Mr. McCemsey hoped that Mr. Herr's
report te the committee would net be read.
He thought the publication of the offen
ders' names would de mere harm than
geed, and if the names were net read the
report would net amount te much. He
moved the adoption of the following pre
amble and resolutions :
Wiiekeas, The insubordination and dis
order which have existed in the Mulberry
street secondary school, having become se
defiant as te be beyond the control of the
principal, has resulted in demoralization,
and rendered all discipline and progress
impossible ; and
Wiiekeas, Te restore order as well as
the usefulness of the school, prompt and
energetic measures by the proper commit
tees became a necessity ; therefore
Resolved, That the action of the joint
committees in suspending from school two
boys for the period of one month, for fla
grant abuse and defilement of school prop
erty, be and is hereby approved.
Resolved, That the suspension of all
ethers by said committee, for incorrigible
conduct, is also hereby approved, their
suspension te continue until they shall
have made proper acknowledgment te their
teachers, accompanied with assurance by
their parents of proper deportment in fu
ture ; when, en application, they may be
Mr. McCemsey supported his resolutions
at some length
Mr. Johnsten moved that the report of
Mr. Herr, the teacher, be read, emitting
the names of the offending boys, as had
been requested by Mr. Slaymaker. The
motion was agreed te, and the report was
Dr. Levergood then took the fleer
and speke at length. He gave
substantially the same account of
the disturbances in the school and the
meeting therein of the members of the
superintending 'and visiting committees, as
had been given by Mr. Slaymaker, but
denied that he had agreed that none of the
boys should be reinstated until the matter
had been submitted te the beard. Tlie
rules of the beard give the visiting com
mittees authority te settle all difficulties in
their respective divisions, if they can de
se, and if they cannot, then they are te re
port the matter te the beard. Under this
rule, Dr. Levergood said, he had acted.
The father of one of the boys had called
upon him and asked him te restore his boy
te school, the boy had premised te apolo
gize te his teacher for his past misbe
havior and te be respectful and ebe
dient hereafter. On this assurance
he was reinstated ; he had gene
te the school, publicly confessed his fault
and premised geed behavior. This was
all that was required of him, and yet Mr.
Slaymaker had gene te the school the
afternoon of the same day and again dis
missed him. Dr. Levergood regarded
Mr. Slaymakcr's action as a clear usurpa
tion of the prerogatives of the visiting
committee, and, se regarding it, he had
agaiu reinstated the boy, and Mr. Slay
maker had again suspended him. The
whole question here is, shall thp visiting
cemmittee have power te restore suspend
ed pupils, as the rule says they have, or
shall a member of the superintending
committee have that power te override
their action. Fer his own part he would
net serve en a committee, if he was te be
a mere nonentity and have his action re
versed by a cemmittee that had no author
ity in the premises.
A long and rather animated debate en
sued, in which several members took part,
Messrs. Slaymaker, Richards and Mar
shall averring that Dr. Levergood had as
sented te an agreement that none of the
disorderly pupils should be restored until
the matter was referred te the beard. Mr.
Jehn I. Hartman. Mr. Evans and Mr.
Brosius regarded the superintending com
mittee as superior te the visiting commit
tee, and as possessing all the powers of
the beard when the beard is net in session,
and argued that it was unwise and discour
teous te Mr. Slaymaker te reinstate a pupil
who had grossly insulted a member of the
committee and defied the authority of his
teacher. Mr. Harris thought Dr. Levergood
had dene nothing mere than his duty, and
should be sustained by the beard, ami Mr.
Erisman proposed an amendment te Mr.
McCemsey's resolutions, te the effect that
Dr. Lcvergoed's action in restoring the
boy te school be approved by the beard.
After a running debate in which Messrs.
Brosius, Slaymaker, Levergood, McCom McCem
sey, Cochran, Reimensnyder, Harris,
Marshall, J. I. Hartman, Erisman and
ethers participated, Mr. Erisman's amend
ment was voted down yeas 4, nays 15,
declining te vete 8. Mr. McCemsey's
preamble and resolutions were then
adopted and the beard adjourned.
" eentlkiian jek.
Trylns the Dr. Diz Persecntlnn oil a Highly
Our readers are familiar by this time
with the story of the persecution of Rev.
Morgan Dix, D. D., iu New Yerk, by a
man named Williamson, new under arrest
who kept sending postal cards by the hun
dreds te various tradesmen and ether per
sons with requests for them te call en Dr.
Dix and bring their wares for exhibition
and sale. Something of the name kind, en
a small scale and rather clumsily managed,
has been attempted in Lancaster.
On Wednesday evening seven postal
cards wcre dropped in the Lancaster post pest
office, all purporting te have been written
by Geerge Spurrier, the clothier en East
King street. One was addressed te Judge
Livingston and another te Judge Pattci Pattci
seu inviting them te call at Mr. Spurrier's
store last evening at 6 p. m. ; another was
te Geerge Hartman, liveryman, directing
him te send a two-seated carriage there at
the same hour ; ene te Fred. Brimmer
and another te Gee. W. Zccher,each order
ing two cabs te be at Mr. Spurrier's at the
same time; a ham was ordered fiein
Ch:is. Knapp, grocer, and six bottles of
rye whisky from Jcre Rehrcr, te be de
livered with the bill at C p. in.
They wcre all written in tbe same hand,
manifestly disguised and were dreppeil
into the office about 10 p. ni. At 11,
when Mr. Marshall was asserting the
night mail, ene of the cards was turned
and as it showed the tiiguiturc, " Geerge
Spurrier" he saw at a glance that it was
net Mr. S.'s handwriting and his .suspi
cions were aroused, strengthened by the
discovery of the whele batch. IIe took
them te Mr. Spurrier early the next morn
ing, who was greatly astonished and in
dignantly repudiated all knowledge of the
base trick and its consummation was
nipped in the bud.
It is supposed last evening was selected
for the special annoyance of Mr. Spurrier,
as from 7 p. m. it was known that he
would be engaged in an interesting Odd
Fellows election. $ Tlie man who wrote
the pestals is suspected and as he knew
nothing of the discovery of his little game
he hung around the street corners at 6 p.
in., anxiously looking for developments at
Mr. Spurrier's store. But they did nut de
velop. Rub Over and Hurt.
Yesterday as Mary Reilly and another
young woman were walking along the
New Helland turnpike, between the city
limits and Mr. B. J. McGrann's residence,
Arthur Henry, who was riding in a buggy
behind them, ran his horse against Miss
Reilly, knocked her down, eutting her
head, bruising her limbs and otherwise
injuring her. She was taken te her home
at Mr. McGrann's, and that gentleman, in
behalf of Miss Reilly, preferred a charge
of assault and battery against Henry. The
accused declares the affair was purely ac
cidental, and was caused by Miss Reilly
stepping in front of his horse in her en
deavor te get out of the way. The young
women, en the ether hand, say they were
walking en a feet-path between the pike
and summer read, and that the accused
could have avoided them by keeping en
either of these carriage ways. The case
will be heard before Alderman McConemy
as seen as Miss Reilly is able te appear.
At a stated meeting of Lancaster Ledge,
Ne. C7, I. O. of O. F, held last evening
the following officers whre elected, the vote
polled being unusually large.
N.G. GeeS. Flick.
V. G. Daniel S. Mcarig.
Sec. Geerge Spurrier.
Asst Sec. II. L. Frailey.
Treas. Geerge Gundaker.
Trustee R. M. Merrow.
Chaplain R. M. Merrow.
Sitting Past Grand Jas. R. Trissler.
At a meeting of Lancaster cemmandery
Ne. 13 Knights Templar held in their
asylum last evening, the following named
officers were elected te Eerve for the ensu
ing K. T. year :
E. C. Ames G. Manahan.
Gcneralissime David H. Wylic.
Captain General Gee. R. Wcchans.
Recorder Hugh S. Gara.
Treasurer Clias. A. Heinitsh.
Trustees Jehn Recs, Jehn B. Warfel,
Wm. A. Morten.
Red Men Chiefs.
The following chiefs wcre elected en the
2eth of March in Red Jacket tribe, Ne. 44,
I. O. R. M. :
Sachem Philip Keller.
Senior Sag. Adam Oblender.
Junier Sag. "Will Stein.
Prophet Geerge Rittcr.
Chief of R. Otte Pachclbel.
K. of W. Franz Neudorf.
Trustee Will Wohlsen.
Rep. Henry C. Keller.
Had Dec Shet.
Last evening Charles R. Frailey, esq.,
shot and killed a deg. supposed te be mad,
belonging te Frederick Goes, baker, rT"
North Queen street. The deg had been
bitten by another deg some time since,
and last evening gave every indication of
having hodrephobia snapping at every
thing, frothing at the mouth, &c.
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