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LAN0ASTEE-DA1LY iNTEtLIGENOER MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1880.
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MONDAY KVTENING. APRIL 12, 1880.
Mr. James McManes, of Philadelphia,
resents being classed with such "bosses"
of city politics as Shepherd, 6T "Washing
ton, and Tweed of New Yerk. Some
body se styled him in a pamphlet en the
thirtltenn, reprinted from the lJenn
Monthly, and Mr. McManes assaulted
Mr. E. DrLockweod en Saturday for
circulating it within the sacred walls of
the Union League, of which both are
members. It grieves us sorely te hear
that members of -a. club se delightfully
named should still fail te dwell together
in amity. It is all Mr. McManes's fault
this time. We are sure that he had no
occasion te get angry at being styled in
that pamphlet as a "boss" in Philadelphia
politics, " strong in the arts of the dem
agogue and skilled inthe devices through
which our intricate party machinery can
be handled." Mr. McManes should have
felt flattered by the ascription te him of
such power and skill. Certainly it is
true that he exerts this power, and he
knows that he is entirely unscrupulous in
its exercise. It is the aim of his life te de
and te be just what this pamphlet charges
him with doing and being, and it is the
very height of absurdity for him te com
plain of his fellow club man for advertis
ing his aspirations and describing his
work. But all these big rascals are apt
te be annoyed when they are called ras
cals. It is odd but it is se. If they don't
like the name, why de they assume the
character? If you
the language of
the sympathy of
approach them in
flattery and with
i friend and com-
pliment them upon the astute
ness with which they swindled
somebody, or the success with which they
accomplished some great breach of their
public trust, they will smile all ever and
feel very geed at the tribute te their
power and genius. Rut it all depends
upon the tone and the manner in which
this is done If you let them knew you
think it a reproach te them te be se
wicked they are very apt te want te
double up their fist under your nose in
the McManes style, especially if they are
excited with their potations ; or if
they are in a calm and sar
donic mood they may ask you what
you are going te de about it.. They
can't help knowing that they are
the rascals they are charged with
being ; but they seem te have some way
of whitewashing themselves te them
selves which makes them think that they
are as geed as anybody. Possibly they
think that all men are as bad as they are,
and would show it under the xime cir
cumstances if they had the brains te
command them. They have an idea
that vhlue is relative and every man has
Ills price. They feel geed because their
price is high and their rascality very
Certainly they have some effective way
of quieting their consciences and secur
ing their self-approbation. We knew
this from the boldness with which they
carry themselves in public, and the air
of injured innocence they take. It can
not all be assumed. Our man McManes
would never have the courage te resist
being called a rascal if he real
ized hew thoroughly despicable
he was and hew offensive in the
sight of his fellow citizens. If he
knew it he would cut his threat or reform
his life. Then there is Kemble, who ab
solutely feels that he is a much abused
man because the law wants te lay held of
him and put him in jail for a crime he
has confessed te. He does net think he
has done anything worthy of punish
ment. He is persuaded that he has lived
as upright a life as most of his fellow-citizens,
and yet he absolutely stinks in the
nostrils of the people for his rottenness
Distributive and Retributive Justice.
Webster quotes Swift as defining
distributive justice, " dealing te each his
proper share." When Judge Patterson
lined Ed. Martin ten dollars and allowed
Frank Eshlemnn and Hay Brown, who
evidently had joined Harvey Raymond in
an attempt te break down the character
and reputation of a "fellow member of the
bar, te go scot free, was it " dealing te
each his proper share ?"
When Judge Patterson permitted a
layman te stand up in the presence of the
august court and call Ed. Martin a
d hI liar, se loud that every member
of the bar in the vicinity of the clerk's
desk heard the impudent oath,
was it " dealing te each his proper
There is another term in jurisprudence
called "retributive justice," which the
same author defines as involving or per
taining te retribution. Will net Mr.
Martin feel that the outrage he suffered
and which Judge Patterson failed
te take cognizance of, is te be
visited en his judicial head in
the train of circumstances vhich
his bungling efforts te support the
dignity of injustice have invoked,
and which have called forth the
denunciation of every fair-minded news
paper in the laiuL It is after all only
the public's method of correcting the in in
eompetency of a faithless servant by
""dealing te each his proper share ;" and
that distributive justice, when applied te
Judge Patterson himself, becomes retri
butive justice V
Mb. Kemble thinks that he is safe in
Jersey. He says that Gov. neyt will net
dare te grant a requisition for him. We
think it likely that Mr. Kemble is right.
A convicted criminal who has it in his
power te cause se many ether souls te
suffer by speaking out is very safe in
Jersey against any effort of these souls te
bring him near a Pennsylvania court of
justice. While the governor's secretary
of state was the criminal's confederate
in his crime, it is safe te predict that the
governor's requisition will net disturb
Mr. Kemble's Jersey peace. If Gov.
Heyt desired te have clean skirts in this
matter he would invite Mr. Quay out.
As long as he don't, Mr. Kemble is safe.
That Gov. Heyt should de any act that
would cause misery te any one of the re
cognized gang of state thieves, it is im
possible te imagine from any disposition
be has ever heretofore shown.
Tjie rolling mills in Columbia hare
shut down because of the unwillingness
of the workmen "te accept a reduction 'in
their wages. This is all nonsense en
their part. They knew very well that
the price of manufactured iron does net
warrant the payment of the rate of
wages they have been -lately jceceivjng.
The interests of employer and employed
in this business are the same. Iren must
be made hercat a price which will secure
te the Jieme trade the entire supply of the
home demand. Foreign importation must
cease. The only way te step it is te
make iron here at a price which will
make it unprofitable te import iron.
There must be a lowering of the cost ;
labor must share in the reduction ; mill
owners must accept a smaller profit ;
carrying companies must charge lower
freights. When the country gets te that
condition that labor and capital are lairly
but net extravagantly rewarded, it will
become really prosperous and the manu
factories will run steadily.
Hakt, the winner of the latest walking
match, proposes te study law in Bosten.
Pepe Lee is ever a student and thinker,
occupying himself much with questions of
theology and philosophical discussions.
Governer General Louse's ink bottle
was made from the hoof of the charger
that carried Lord Cliva through the Cri
Rev. .TesciMi Cook call Niagara "a date
less rear," and the St. Leuis Pest-Dispatch
adds that he might also have called Court
ney a dateless rower.
Hayes evidently means te return te Fre
mont te live at the end of his term. Sen
Webb has been sent en te superintend
improvements in the family mansion.
Mr. B. II. Bkistew has just been very
much entertained in San Francisce, balls
and dinner parties galore having been
given te him.
Rev. W. II. M. Murray is said te
be in Liverpool. The Hartferd Courant
says that his Guilferd friends have urged
him, without effect, te come home and
superintend the settlement of his affairs.
Francis Muuruv, the temperance lec
turer, took possession en Saturday night of
the Philadelphia house presented te him,
and for the first time in ever nine yeais
had all his children around him.
In the investigation of the Porter-Wet-meiie
case it is developed that Admiral
Perter wrote a letter te Wctmeru in which
he said that the latter has been appointed
te a position under the government with a
salary of $3.50 a day, and told him virtu
ally that he will have just about nothing
at all te de. "Your duty," he said, "will
leave you at liberty te go where you please
except at certain times." Perter was very
anxious that Wctmeic should keep the
matter of the appointment quiet : " It
would never de for it te get out." " Don't
mention it te any one that you have any
appointment under the government." "If
this was te get out just new, it would get
into the papers and be made a handle of."
St Lawrence, Oswego and Onondage
counties, New Yerk, declare against Til
den. Rev. E. D. Merris, D. IX, in an article
in the Independent shows that in the ten
years which have elapsed since the reunion
of the Presbyterian church there has been
"an increase of sixteen per cent, inthe
number of ministers, of twenty-two. per
cent, in the number of churches, of thirty
three per cent, in the number of commu
nicants, and of forty-two per cent, in the
number of persons connected with the Sab
The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, dyed-in-the-wool
as it is with Grantism and
ether Republican heresies, is an enterpris
ing and newsy paper, edited with marked
ability, and has geed reason te congratu
late itself that en its thirty-third birthday
it "covers the whele range of the world's
latest domestic and foreign news, involving
an amount of constant expenditure and an
employment of a force of writers, corres
pondents, reporters and of artists and
workmen that would have been regarded
as fabulous in the days when tnc new ex
periment was launched upon this com
munity." It has been reserved for a correspondent
of the Bosten Herald te first announce
" upon the authority of the gentleman
himself the important information that
Mr. Tilden is net a candidate for the presi
dency in the coming or pending political
canvass." This eminent discoverer says
Mr. Tilden said te him the ether day : "I
don't mind telling you frankly that the
time has new ceme when I don't care a
continental penny for either politics or pol
iticians." Thcjcorrespendcnt, of his own
accord, says : " The painful physical con
dition of Mr. Tilden, of which the public
knows but comparatively little, was an ex
pressive emphasis te the almost inaudible
utterances which se feebly fell from the
old gentleman's lips. In the pitiful wreck
which moves with such difficulty and mod
eration around the spacious and brilliant
mansion of Gramcrcy Park te-day, there
arc few visible traces te remind one of the
active and buoyant old gentleman who di
rected the details of the lively and event
ful campaign of three years age. The in
tellect seems te remain strangely intact,
but the waning physical powers show un
mistakably that Mr. Tilden will never ad
minister the difficult duties of president of
the United States." He gets many matri
monial letters and manages large business
interests, but denies that his house is a po
litical centre. He says : " The talk about
me dictating a nomination is ridiculous.
Of course I have a preference, but net a
living soul knows te-night what that pref
erence is. In a few weeks I shall be pre
pared te speak."
A WOBD AND A BLOW.
Excitement in the Union League Club Heuse
Tiicre was a breeze of excitement at the
Union League club house, Philadelphia,
Saturday night. James McManes, one of
leading politicians of that city, and who
stands the equal of Kemble as a ringster,
was the leading actor in the affair. When
he entered the building Saturday night some
one presented him with a circular against
the third term which E. Dunbar Leck,
weed was circulating among the members.
I The pamphlet was net very flattering te
McManes. it spoke very strongly against
the rapid development of irresistible per
sonal leadership, known as the "boss"
system'. "Men net distinguished for any
public service," it said, "but strong in
theacts of thedcinagegue,andskillediuthe
devices through which our intricate paity
machinery can be handled, retain power
by controlling nominations and elections
aid dispersing the public patronage, which
has increased -m dangerously iuce the
war. Shepherd in Washington, Tweed
and Kelly in New Yerk, McManes in Phil
adelphia, are familiar instances of these
local chiefs." When Mr. Jlcjiaues read
this he was very, very angry, and asked te
be led te Lockwood. lie demanded of that
gentleman what right he had te circulate a
pampuiet derogatory 10 ins cuarucier. ju.
Lockwood said that he was net its author,
but McManes intimated pretty plainly that
Lockwood was a liar, and raising his hand
struck Lockwood with his palm in the
mouth. It was all ever in a minute, and
the two men were led off.
Bemarks en the Philadelphia "Timer's"
The best wav te settle the Philadelphia
imbroglio is te admit portions of both del
egations and threw upon them the respon
sibility of creating a local organization
which will unite the party. There will be
no difficulty in agreeing en four delegatcs-at-large
te Cincinnati, and the selection of
a chairman of the state committee need be
no stumbling block. He should be a fair
man, having the needed special qualifica
tions, and cemmaudiiu; the confidence of
the party. Common sense suggests the
state chairman should net be one who has
aroused animosities, or if the representa
tive of individual or factional interests.
Se far there is plain saling, but we most
decidedly object te the preposition that
the delegation at Cincinnati shall be in
structed te vote as a unit. We have no
fear such instructions will prevail, but the
attempt should net be made. It revives
the question of individual domination ever
the party, en the C.imeren plan, and the
Democracy will net submit te any such
personal rule. The principle is wrong.
The convention, if it cheeses, may in
struct the delcgatcs-at-large te vote in
a jjiven way, but it has no right
te instruct the delegation from the
congressional districts who represent
an entirely different constituency.
We believe the district delegates at Cin
cinnati should vote the sentiment and pre
ferences of the Democratic people behind
them. We de net desire te constrain the
friends of Senater Bayard or General
1 Unicode at the East, te vote for Gov. Til
den under the unit rule, and most certainly
shall resist any combination of "the
field" te compel the Tilden delegates te
abandon their choice, under the oper
ation of the same rule. The friends of
Gov. Tilden are reasonably sure te be in a
majority in the state convention and in the
Cincinnati delegation, but we oppose any
thing like subjecting the minority of the
district delegates te the iron rule of the
majority, no matter who it is for. The
suggestion of the unit rule asa "condition
precedent" te harmony, therefore detracts
materially from the harmonizing proposi preposi
tions of the Philadelphia Times. It hints
at something very like a snake in the
grass ; the dropping of non-essentials te
secure the one thing necsssary for a Cam Cam
eeon experiment en the Democratic party.
There is no real uilucuity in tnc way ei
harmony at Harrisburg. and united and
vigorous action during the campaign. Let
the theory of individual domination the
" baton of command " idea be dropped at
once, and with it the unit mle. Neither
of them arc Democratic, or acceptable te
self-respecting Democrats. They are es
sentially Cameren notions sought te be in
grafted en the Democratic stock. Victory
would be costly, purchased at such a price.
With these disturbing questions out of
sight, there is nothing in the way of a har
monious and encouraging convention.
St. Petersburg, Clarien county, is in con
stant danger of incendiaries.
Robt. Legan, working a vicious horse in
Pittsburgh was se badly kicked that he
died in two days.
The park commission has revoked its
order for the removal of the " Permanent"
exhibition within two years.
The Continental railway stockholders
decided te lease their lines te the Union
William German was stabbed in sixteen
places and had his nose cut off at Scranton,
Saturday, by two desperadees named Billy
Burke and Jehn Dougherty. It is thought
he will die. Burke was arrested, but
escaped from jail yesterday afternoon.
An unknown man supposed te be from
Warren, Pa., Washington, D. C, or New
Yerk,has been found dead en the P. It. It.
bridge, ever the Susquehanna at Mays
ville. It seems that the unfortunate man,
while endeavoring'te get en the bridge te
go eastward some time during the night,
must have fallen from the top of the abut
ment of the rocks beneath, a distance of
some 30 feet, striking en his head and'kill
ing him instantly.
Albert G. F. Gocrsen. a homeeopathic
physician, residing at 255 East Cumber
land street, Philadelphia, was committed
te prison by Deputy Corener Beam, en a
finding by a jury that Geerscn had poison
ed his wife with arsenic, and under the ad
ditional suspicion of having caused the
sudden taking-oil of her father aud mother
within a month past by the same mineral
poison. The motive for the crime is al
leged te be the possession of the wife's es
tate, worth only about $1,000, which she
was induced te will te her husband just
before her decease.
A body which calls itself " The
National "Republican League," has just
issued from its office, Ne. 913 AValnut
street, Philadelphia, a pamphlet in which
it pretests vehemently against Grant's rc rc rc
nomiuatien. After alluding te some of the
scandals which attended Grant's adminis
tration, the circular says : " Ne one sus
pects General Grant of personal participa
tion in these scandals, but his theory of
government seemed te be that it was
his personal property, and that his per
sonal predilections were te be gratified
at any cost te his party and te his coun
try." In Pettsvillc an old man named Jeseph
Fisher was moving into a house which he
had just rented, and when the furniture was
carried in, a chaff-bed and a quantity of
bedding were thrown clown in such a way
that they presently caught fire from the
kitchen stove-pipe. The fire was extin
guished with a few buckets of water, but
net until the chaff-bed was nearly destroy
ed, and then the assembled neighbors were
astonished te see Fisher grasp frantically
at the remains and tear from one corner a
large roll of bank notes. He had recently
sold his house aud had about $1,700 in bills
sewed up in a corner of the bed, which
happened te be the only article seriously
damaged by the fire. The money was
charred, though net burned, but the old
man's rough handling caused some of it te
fall te pieces, se that it could net be recog
nized. He will be able te have all but
about $330 dollars of it redeemed, but has
taken the precaution te put the remainder
in a bank ler safe keeping.
Jacob Whitney was found dead en the
beach en the beach at Nahant. It is sup
posed that he was murdered by some
drunken fellows with whom he was asso
ciating and with whom he had a fight.
After receiving mortal injuries, it is be
lieved he was taken te Leng Beach te die.
On his person was found $50 and a geld
watch. Whitney was from Maine. The
authorities are investigating the case.
Ravages of the Furious. names.
Wightman & Ce's glass house. In Pitts
burgh, was burned en Saturday. The less,
$20,000, was fully covered by insurance. A
fire occurred in Norfolk, Va, en Saturday
morning in the Purcell house, originating
in a defective llue leading from the barber's
shop. The guests escaped without injury
or less. The damage te the building and
furniture amounts te about $9,000. The
less is covered by insurance. It is expect
ed that the hotel will be open in a few
days. The Harrisburg car company's
planing mill, a large quantity of lumber
and four frame houses and two brick build
ings, belonging te C. L. Muench, were con
sumed en Saturday afternoon. The fire
originated from a spark from a chimney,
which fell among the shavings. Less,
A fire in Petroleum Centre en Saturday
originated from a defective flue. A strong
wind blowing from the west at the time,
the flames spread rapidly through the
heart of the town, destroying nearly all of
what remained of what was at one time
one of the leading towns of the oil coun
try. The posteftice was inthe McClintock
house building, but all the mail matter was
saved. About 25 buildings were burned,
nearly half of which were unoccupied.
Mrs. II. II. Warner, an aged lady, who
was lying very ill in the building adjoining
that in which the fire originated, died from
Wilmington, N. C. had a $25,000 fire en
Saturday. A grain house burned first ;
Rush's store was attacked ; the hardware
store of Geerge A. Peck, next adjein'uiK
Rush en Frent street, seen caught and
while the firemen and citizens were en
deavoring te save the stock the western
wall of Ahren's building fell, crushing in
the Frent street stores and compelling these
in Peck's store te make a rush for
life. All were successful in escaping ex
cept Captain Wm. Ellerbrach, whose body
was found in the building this morning
burned te a crisp, and near by with a piece
of his master's coat lay the faithful deg
which always followed at his heels. Mr.
Jehn Farrews succeeded in getting out, but
fell unconscious in the street. His condi
tion is still critical. A number of persons
were injured, but it is hoped none seri
ously. In New Brunswick, N. J., the New Jer
sey rubber work, lest $10,000 by an incen
diary lire ; In Haverhill, Mass., a two
story wooden tenement block en Washing
ton street, occupied by ten families, was
burned." Smith II. Brown and
Charles Abbett, who occupied an attic, were
suffocated and their bodies partially burned.
Mrs. Emma Roberts was severely burned
in the face and injured internally by jump
ing from a window.
In Black Earth, Wis.,a building occupied
by Stanford & Legan, as a general mer
chandise store, was destroyed by fire. The
less en the stock is $7,500, and en the
building $2,500, partly insured. The fire
is supposed te have been caused by burg
lars, the safe having been drilled and the
deer blown open.
IjATKST news by mail.
Stiikins; meulders in Camden have
an increase of wages.
A quarrel at a country dance in Calla
way county, Iowa, Friday night, resulted
in the killing of" Lewis II. Meyers by
Bard Walten. The murderer was arrested.
Wm. Fitzgerald, a painter, and Michael
Nestman, a butcher, quarreled in St.
Leuis about some wash tubs, when Fitz
gerald shot and instantly killed Nestman.
The murderer escaped.
The family of Cornelius Palmer, living
near Tweed, Out., were poisoned by eating
wild parsnip. One child is dead and the
mother and four children arc in a danger
The Congregational church at Eliet, N.
II., was yesterday destroyed by a lire
which originated in a defective chimney.
Less, about $3,500. A house in the rear of
the church, occupied by Geerge C. Ireland,
was also burned. Less, $3,000.
The Virginia Republicans had conven
tions in different counties of the state en
Saturday night te elect delegates te the
national convention at Chicago. The Din
widdic county convention adopted resolu
tions favorable te the nomination of Gen.
A terrific gale, accompanied with flur
ries of snow, passed ever central Ontario
Saturday night, causing considerable dam
age. Trees were 'uprooted, buildings in
course of construction leveled and tele
gaaphic communication in every direction
Louisville is excited ever a most henible
matricide, the maniac son of Mrs. Traskc,
a popular midwife, being the murderer.
Mrs. Traske was discovered dead en the
kitchen fleer by a huckster, who had
called te deliver, some previsions. The
evidence indicates that the mother and son
were alone at breakfast, when the son drew
a knife across her threat, nearly severing
the neck from the body, and afterward
completed his work with the aid of a
hatchet and escaped. He had long been
of unsound mind.
Enech Messlandcr, a bachelor, 77 years
old, living alone en a farm in Western Vir
ginia, three miles from Bcllairc, Ohie,
was found, en Wednesday, burned te death
in his house. A large hole was burned in
the fleer, but by some means the fire had
been extinguished. The theory of the
neighbors is that robbers had tortured him
te death while trying te get him te confess
where his money was. Three years age
three masked robbers almost burned him
te death for the same purpose, and it was
renerally believed that he had a large sum
of money hidden in his house.
LETTEll F1IU31 THE 1VEST.
Lancaster Men Gelnjj Still Further AVcst.
A letter received from James L. Dow
ney, Louisiana, Me., announces that he
has sold the office of the Louisiana Journal
of which he was five years the publisher
and that he is about starting for Lake
City, Colerado, at the feet of the Recky
Mountains, where he will establish another
newspaper. Lake City is 115 miles north
west of Alamase, from which place it is
reached by Barlew & Sanderson's stage
line ever geed reads. Frem Lancaster it
distant about 2,300 miles. Mr. Downey
tells us that he is going te take with him
Mr. Ed. Baldwin (new in St. Leuis, Me.),
a seu of A. W. Balwin, dry goods mer
chant, of this city. Mr. Downey's family
will fellow him te Lake City next July.
Going for Hammersteln.
The Tobacco Leaf contains a two-column
editorial in which Oscar nammerstein, ed
itor of the U. S. Tobacco Journal, receives a
most unmerciful scoring. Hammerstein and
his paper will be remembered by Pennsyl
vania tobacco growers for their frantic but
futile attempts te break down the prices of
the 1879 crop of tobacco, and who derided
the sales of tobacco reported by the local
press and their comments en the trade
generally as the vaperings of country beers
who scarcely knew a pile of tobacco from a
The New Cotten Factory.
This morning ground was broken for the
erection of Shirk & Peters's new cotton
factory en Pine Street, and the work will
be pushed forward te completion with all
The New Yerk Market.
U. S. Tobacco Journal.
About 110,000 cases of seed leaf tobacco
were manufactured into cigars during the
year 1879 in the United States. The ex ex
eort of seed leaf during the same period
amounted te 17,000 cases.
The stock in F. C. Linde & Ce.'s ware
house new amounts te about 25,000 cases.
New, then, assuming that no mere than
these 25,000 cases of old tobacco are avail
able in this market, the stock outlook for
the year is as fellows :
Stock en hand 25,000 cases.
Yield of the '79 crop.
Pennsylvania 80,000 "
Massachusetts 35,000 "
Ohie 35,000 "
Figuring the coming home
consumption for the year
en last year's basis, we
Which leaves a stock of 110,000 cases.
These 110,000 we shall have te get rid of
Let the sanguine packers of the '79 crop
take these figures into consideration and
our readers judge whether we have been
justified in our predictions and admoni
tions. A manufacturer really and truly bought
about 1,000 eases of the '79 Pennsylvania
crop last week. It created a temporary
stir in the market, and the bulls were
jubilant. As the greatest portion of the
leaf trade is composed of packers of the
'79 stock and consequently belong te the
"bull" fraternity, the small "bear" por
tion was entirely squelched.
1 lie "bulls" speak et this sale as but
the forerunner of a perfect avalanche of
similar sales in the near future, but at the
hour of writing the market leeks distress
Ne ether transactions in '79 tobacco took
These disinterested in the sale of the
1,000 cases of '79 Pennsylvania mentioned
above, knew nothing about the price.
These interested flourish the selling fig
ure at from 22 te 22 cents,
Fer old stock geed inquiry exists and
'78 Pennsylvania and Ohie find buyers
The sales sum up as fellows :
Pennsylvania. Crep '78 : 290 cases ;
wrappers, 22 te 30 cents ; fillers, 11 cents.
Connecticut. Crep '78 : 212 cases, mostly
low wrappers, at 18 te 20 cents. Ohie.
Crep '78 : 120 cases, running 7 tell cents.
Havana active. Sales 700 bales, mostly
'79 stock. Fine fillers in demand. The
Journal of Commerce of Wednesday last
confirms our reports as te the peer condi
tion of the '80 crop. It has the following :
"Advices from the Vuclta Abajo continue
disheartening, the localities where the
ciep amounted te 25,000 bales as an aver
age are net expected te produce this year
ever 2,000 of middling and inferior quality.
The result of the "temprane" or first
cut, which was forcibly effected as the
leaf was drying up from wantef water, has
been almost nothing in most districts, and
holders of old leaf are taking advantage te
advance their pretensions te such a point,
that it is almost impossible te acquire any
parcel of suitable class at any less than its
weight in geld.
Sales of seed leaf tobacco reported by J.
S. Gans's Sen & Ce., tobacco brokers,
Nes. 84 and 8G Wall street, New Yerk, for
the week ending April 10, 1880: 1,100
1879, Pennsylvania, private terms; 400
cases 1878, Pennsylvania, fillers 9 te 10c,
asserted 12 te 18c ; 63 cases 1877, Pennsyl
vania, wrappers 30c ; 150 cases 1878, New
England, seconds 11 te 13, wrappers 15 te
25c ; 100 cases 1878, Ohie, 9 te 10c ; 100
cases 1878, Wisconsin, 9 te 10c ; number
of cases, 1,913.
The Lecal Tobacco Market.
A few crops of 1879 leaf arc being pur
chased by our city packers by sample, or
when the growers bring their cuttings
te town ; but the amount remaining in
growers' hands is se small and se widely
scattered that packers no longer ride the
county in search of it.
Several packings of 1S79 have been
already disposed of te jobbers and manu
facturers, at private terms, but at figures
said te leave a handsome profit te the
packers. Jehn Moere has sold 450 or 500
cases te a New Yerk house. L. Gershel &
Bre. have sold 070 cases te Sutro & New
mark, New Yerk. Mr. Rossin, of Mount Meunt
villc, has sold some 400 cases te a
New Orleans firm. There are rumors
of ether sales during the past week,
but they are net authenticated, buyers and
sellers being alike reticent regarding their
transactions. One thing is certain, how
ever, heavy jobbers and large manufactur
ers have been looking at the packings in
this city with a view of purchasing, and if
there arc net some very heavy transactions
before lenjr, it will be because the views of
the buyers and settlers arc net in accord.
Twe or three hundred cases of 1879 have
been disposed of during the week in small
lets and en private terms,
The unusually cold weather has injured
the young tobacco plants and deterred
growers from renewing their seed. Ice has
formed en still water almost every night
during the wcek.This morning the ice being
in exposed places a quarter of an inch
thick. Besides this evidence of "winter
lingering in the lap of spring" we have
had this morning a succession of snow
squalls, accompanied by biting wind.
There is time enough, however, te sew
seed, raise plants and grew the largest crop
ever grown in the county ; and this will
no doubt be done unless untoward circum
stances later in the season prevent it.
Terrible Accident te a Colored Man.
About half past 10 o'clock en Saturday
night the dead body of a colored man
named James Titus was found lying along
side the track of the Pennsylvania railroad
half a mile cast of Parkesburg. The head
was entirely dissevered from the body and
the body was otherwise terribly mangled.
The father of the unfortunate man, who
resides two miles north of Parkesburg,
was notified of the affair, but refused te
receive the body. Corener Hugh Rambo
summoned a jury and held an inquest. It
was in evidence that deceased was about
25 years of age and unmarried ; that he
was subject te falling fits, and it is sup
posed that being visited by one of these
spells while en the railroad he fell upon
the track and was run ever. The body
was taken in charge and interred under di
rection of the coroner.
This morning at 9:17 o'clock a special
train passed west ever the Pennsylvania
railroad, containing scvcralef the mana
gers of the read and ether prominent
railroad men, among the number being
Charles Francis Adams, jr. The object of
the excursion is said te have been a casual
inspection of the read.
Who was the Recluse?
There are very few persons new living in
the "lower end" who remember a strange
character, who died almost sixty years age
in a collier's cabin, in a ravine running
from the beautiful valley through which
the Little Beaver wends its way te the top
of the hills south of it. On the side of
these hills about one and a-half miles
southwest of Quarry ville is a spring from
which there is a large stream flowing all
the time. Though situated high up, it
has never failed in the least. This is a
branch and also one of the heads of the
Little Beaver, aud empties into it just
above the "Y" en the Lancaster and
Quarryville railroad, before which it is
used for washing ere at the new iron ere
mines of W. II. Rincar, esq.
This spring is known as "The Woods
man's" spring, also as "Speckman's," or
" Robinson Crusoe's Number Twe." Of
the early life of the erratic character from
whom it gets these names nothing is
known, but by a great many folks who
knew him it was thought he came from
Philadelphia, and no one ever positively
knew. That he was u man of mere than
ordinary intelligence all agreed, and why
he was here living in this strange place
was a mystery which died with him.
His name he gave as James Kerwall,
which was evidently assumed. But he
was known by the elder people as "The
Speckman." The younger folks knew as
"Robison Crusoe number two."
His house or cabin was situated very
near the spring ; his stable alongside of it
and the remains of both are still percepti
ble. Heic he lived in his collier's cabin,
which was very small, for about twenty
five years. He always kept an old iip of
a horse, with which he traveled around,
with a vehicle made of two hickory poles,
a kind of sled known as a sled wagon,
gathering old pieces of weed, rags, etc.,
but his specialty was old bacon or
"speck," from which his name was de
rived. This he gathered up until he had
a large quantity and then took it te the
soap boilers, which was the only Msible
means he had of obtaining money, but he
always had plenty and lived well, but in
filth. When remonstrated with for being
se dirty, he would strike the attitude of
an aeter and his expression was " dirt is
net poverty." He had no mere intercourse
with his fellow men than possible, and
when visited would shrink from them as
from a viper.
At the time he lived his residence was in
a very heavy forest then owned by Daniel
Lcfever's grandfather (new owned by Mr.
Lefcver himself), and Kerwall was a
squatter and would neither go off nor be
driven. He was supposed te have quite a
pile of money and an old citizen tell us that
it was wonderful te see the vigilance he
would display when anyone was about. In
this place he was found dead aud hauled
out and buried by kind neighbors about
sixty years age in a graveyard new en the
farm of James McMiehael. Ne money was
found in his cabin, but all around his
former home large holes may still be seen,
where trcasure-scckcrs have been pros
pecting, but never with any success.
There is no doubt this strange charac
ter's life had a romance in it, and one
which could be woven into a story stranger
than fiction itself.
At the annual meeting of Friendship
Square fishing association the following
officers were elected for the season of
President James D. Flagg.
Vice Pres. Jacob Bceker.
Secretary Gee. S. Norbeck.
Treasurer Jehn Ilaag.
Committee of Arrangements : I). P.
Resenmiller, jr., J. Scheriif, II. Heffman,
Jehn Itciley, Edward Kuhlman, Geerge
Weaver, Edwin Levan, S. B. Yeung,
Henry Ilubcr, Peter Baker, Chas. Brehm,
Lewis Hepting, Benjamin Hirsh, Jehn
The association intends encamping en
the bank of the Susquehanna river in July
On Saturday the first classes of the boys'
and girls' high schools of this city and a
portion of the third class of the girls' high
school went te the country en a betanizing
expedition. They started from the city
about nine o'clock and walked te Ilarnish's
startien en the Quarryville railroad. They
rambled ever the fields and through the
forests until afternoon when they returned
te Lancaster in the cars. All spent a
pleasant time and the previsions for the
party wcic furnished by the young ladies.
High Scheel Entertainment.
A paragraph appeared in these columns
a few evenings since, stating that a musi.
cal entertainment would be given in the
girls' high school room en Thursday even
ing next by pupils of the high school and
of Mr. Matz's school. The entertainment
will be by high school pupils exclusively ;
and will be under the direction of Prof.
Matz, who is musical instructor in the
high and secondary schools, as well
as principal of the German and English
A Printer's Set-out.
On Saturday Abraham Kessler of Rohr Rehr Rohr
erstewn finished his apprenticeship at the
Examiner office and in the evening he
entertained his type friends at Msenner Msenner
cher hall by giving them a fine set-out.
During the evening the Examiner em
ployees presented Mr. Kessler with a
beautiful onyx ring,
The Chester County Reporter.
James Monaghan has begun the publi
cation in West Chester of the Chester Coun.
ty llepertcr, modeled somewhat after the
Lancaster Bar and like publications. It
will be issued weekly, and is te contain
the legal notices, leading decisions of the
Chester county courts, auditor's reports,
etc., discuss important principles of law,
and include a digest of local legislation.
Janauschek, the great actress, will apear
at the opera house en May 22d.
Carncross's minstrels will be here en
April 23d and they will play " Grant's Re
ception." Leg Broken.
A young man named Phillips, son .of the
late Wesley Phillips, had his leg badly
broken by a horse en which he was riding,
which stumbled and fell with him, en Sat
urday, between the Buck and Drumore
Centre. He was removed te his home at
Pylc's mill, hear Centrcville, where he was
attended by Dr. Sides. The injured limb
is very badly crushed as well as broken.
THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES.
The Delegates and Committeemen Elected
Following is a list of the delegates te the
county convention aud the county com
mitteemen elected by the Democracy of
the several wards in this city en Saturday
evening. There was a pretty geed vote
polled in the First, Second, Third, Fourth,
Sixth and Seventh wards, in all of which
there was a spirited but geed-natured con
test. In the ether wards there was only
one set of candidate?, except for county
committee in the Eighth ward.
First Ward Theo.Treur, Jehn Slough.
Thes. F. McElligett, Wm. McCemsey.
Second Ward S. W. Raub. J. B. Lichty.
Jes. Bamett, Chas. E. Stewart, J. A. Fitz
patrick. Third Ward Adam Oblender. G. Ed
ward Hegener, Jehn A. Ceyle, Jehn F.
Dcichler, Benj. F. Davis.
Fourth Ward .las. A. MeElhene, Henry
Wilhclm, Rebert E. Bruce, Harry E. Car Car
eon. Jehn Steigerwalt, jr.
Fifth Ward William B. Strinc, Geerge
Musser, Peter McConemy, Peter All.ibach,
Sixth Ward R. II. Brubaker, Gee. AV.
Brintnall, Chas. L.Green, Jehn M. McCul
ley. Byren J. Brown,
Seventh Wan! A. F. Dennelly, Henry
Derley, B. Kuhlman, Davis Kitch, jr.,
Jehn Franeiseus, sr.
Eighth Ward Leenard Schmidt, Jehn
St. Clair, Christian Oblender, Jehn Fritsch,
A. J. Snyder.
Ninth Ward Jehn J. Barclay, Jehn J.
Hutchinson. Wm. Cenner, Elim CJ. Sny
der, Philip Zechcr.
First Ward Wm. McCemsey.
Second Ward David MeMulIcn.
Third Ward Jehn F. Deichler.
Fourth Ward Geerge Pentz.
Fifth Ward Geerge Musser.
Sixth Ward W. U. Hensel.
Seventh Ward Philip Kuhlman.
Eighth Ward Christopher SheiiL
Ninth Ward Jacob Pentz.
TUB IRON TRAOE.
Mills Shutting Down.
The Susquehanna rolling mill, at Colum
bia, employing about 100 hands, en Sat
unlay afternoon, for the first time in eight
years, save for repairs, drew the fires. The
company has given steady employment as
above and always at the highest wages.
It has gradually increased the pay of its
employees uutil a few weeks past, reach
ing $6.25 per ten, or Philadelphia prices
The reason assigned for shutting down is
that the management cannot produce the
iron, paying at the present rate, at a tiguie
te compete with ether points. The com.
pauy has been in the habit of paying the
men every two weeks. They have notified
the men te call at the efiicc and receive
their pay in full, and it. is understood the
mill will remain closed until the men agiee
te a reduction of wages commensurate
with the fall in the price of iron.
At the Shawnee rolling mill auether
kind of complication has arisen. The man
agers informed the puddlcrs en Saturday
that they would have te make six heats
per turn day and night. They refuse te
make mere than five. Neither employer
nor employees will give way, se the fires
were net lighted last night, aud the mill is
net in operation te-day.
The Rohrerstown mill has been .standing
idle for a week or mere, and then: is :i ru
mor of another-strike at the Safe Harber
JUSTICES OF THE l'EACE.
Commissions at the Recorder's Office.
Commissions for the following named
justices of the peace have been received,
recorded and filed in the office of the coun
ty recorder, and the commissions are
ready for delivery te these entitled te
receive them. The term of efiicc runs
from the first Monday of May, 1SS0, until
the first Monday of May 1885.
Henry Harmony, Elizabcthtewn ; S. B.
Feltz, East Earl ; S. B. Patterson. East
Lampeter ; E. D. Iteath, Marietta ; A.
Fleming Slaymaker, Salisbury ; Wakeman
Wesley, Fulton ; Isaac Bushong, Upper
Leacock ; Hiram L. Batten, Upper Lea
cock ; Jacob E. Stauffcr, Raphe ; A. B.
Iteist, Elizabeth township; A. C. Ilyus,
Manhcim, township ; B. F. Weaver, East
Earl ; William McGowan, Soils
bury ; A. K. Spurrier, 4th ward city ;
Henry II. Bingaman, Clay ; Jehn Strohm,
sr., Providence ; J. G. Garman, East Co Ce
calico ; W. C. Frew, Paradise ; S. G.
Seifert, Brecknock ; B. F. Greil", Pequea ;
B. F. Broek, Providence ; Tilghman L.
Thompson, Eden ; Samuel Nissley, Clay ;
Harry A. Miley, 9th ward, city; Jacob
Hildcbrand, Strasburg borough ; Franklin
Weeds, Adamstewu ; B. S. McLane, Cou Ceu Cou
cstega. DWELLING HOUSE BOBKEO..
in Bank. ?u(c-r
On Saturday afternoon between 1 and 2
o'clock the house of Mrs. Geerge II.
Heitshu, Ne. 322 West James street, was
entered by a thief and robbed of between
$30 and $40. Mrs. Heitshu had locked
up the house and geno te the Northern
market, and en her return found that
the house had been robbed. The thief
probably entered through the cellar grat
ing, went up the inside stairway te the
second story. Here he went te a bureau
in which Mrs. Heitshu had the money
rolled up in a paper and placed in one of
the drawers, and carried it off without
disturbing anything else. In another
drawer of the bureau were Mrs. Heitshu's
geld watch ilnd ether jewelry, but they
were net disturbed. Frem this circum
stance it is suspected that the thief knew
where Mrs. Heitshu kept her money, and
having secured it looked nj farther for
List of Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the postefficc for the
week ending Monday, April 12 :
Ladies' List Mrs. Kate Beck. Mrs. Mary
Bcck, Mrs. Lena Bewman, 3Iiss Naemic
C. Britten, Miss Prissella Buch, Miss
Lizzie C. Frick, Miss Mary Heinerdecr.
Miss Lizzie. Hershey, Miss Mary E. Hear
son, Mary A. Kline, Mrs. Alice Kurtz,
Mrs. Margaret Larner, Miss Mabel Law
rence, Miss Anna K. Landis, Miss Kate
Mentzer, Elizabeth McCIenen, Miss Kate
McCann, Miss Anna M. Rcdsicker, Mrs.
Mina Riuchart, Miss Annie Warner.
Gents' List II. V. Albert, B. B. Becker.
Isaac Burkhelder, Allen Cenner, Dr. Isaiah
Everhart, Michael Fitzpatriek, Mathias
Gettner, Philip Greble, Hen. Alfred Hand.
Jehn R. Hinklc, Thes. II. Hedge, Halmau
&Sen. Philip Hettcnstein, William Jenes,
Jehn K. Lipp, Michael Meet, James I'ort I'ert
ter, II. L. Rhoed, Jehn Shearer, Samuel
Stauffcr, Alfred Stauffcr, Geerge W. Yea-
Severely Barns. I.
Miss Charlette Gress, a young lady re
siding with Mrs. B. Fitzpatriek en East.
Orange street, met with a painful accident
en Saturday. She went te the stove te re
move something, her feet caught en the
zinc, and she lell forward en the steve,
burning her arm severely from the elbow
te the wrist.