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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCE! SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1880.
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SATURDAY EVENING. MAT 1, 1880.
The release of Kemble and and his as
sociates in crime is simply horrible. It
has net a single palliation. The trump
ery excuse that is offered for it by the
paxdoniteMKiaggiaVtites the offensive-neas-ef-their
action- by the insult which
it offers te "the public intelligence. If
the sentence te separate and solitary con
finement at labor was net in accordance
with the law which imposed imprison
ment as. the punishment for the crime of
comiptfselicitation, the prisoners should
have appealed te the courts, which con
strue the laws, te say se. Most clearly
the beard of pardons has no such author
ity. It may .recommend a pardon where
it considers Jt expedient, but it certainly
is improper for it te base its action upon
its own construction of the law, its inter
pretation differing from that of the court
which sentenced the convicts
a supreme court of appeal -appointed te
settle definitely the laws of the state, and
te it the pardon beard should refer these
who consider themselves te have been
unlawfully dealt with. This seems tee
clear for disputation, and se we believe
that the public judgment will condemn
the men who have released Kemble all
the mere because of this reason which is
given in excuse of their action.
The supreme court, if it had been ap.
pealed te, would never have reversed the
sentence of the Dauphin court for the
reason assigned. That reason is, as
Judge Pearson is reported te declare, just
nonsense, and nothing but a subterfuge.
A law which prescribes imprisonment as
the punishment for crime, prescribes the
sort of imprisonment which is imposed
in the place in which the prisoner is te
be confined. In the penitentiary sepa
rate and solitary confinement at labor is
ordered by the law. It is the barest pre
tense that has ever been offered te impose
upon the public, te say that this pardon
beard was induced te let these sceun
drels go free because it believed them te
be unlawfully punished. Its members
were the political friends of the rascals,
and one of them is believed te have been
his associate in the crime. They did net
dare te send the legal question which
troubled them te the supreme court.
Judge Pearson says he has made
a careful examination into the
authorities and he is convinced
that he did net err in his sentence. If
he had done se, and the supreme court
had se found, the criminals would have
been sent back te him te be re-sentenced,
as he declares. They would net have
There is nothing in the law or in com
mon sense which declares that an excess
ive sentence entitles a prisoner te de
mand that he shall go entirely free, and
yet this is the absurd argument of the
Parden beard. Because these men were
sentenced te solitary imprisonment at
labor when thev sav the law only said
imprisonment, and left the nature of it
te the jailer, therefore they should be re
leased from'any.imprisenment at all ; and
the doers of the Ilarrisburg jail are
thrown open, where these men have been
for a few days awaiting the ex
pected action of their kind friends en
joying, it is said, in the meantime f!he ex
cellent fare sent into them and the
champagne they needed te enliven the
dullness of their seclusion.
If this action of the pardon beard has
net been an outrage upon justice and the
people we have never heard of one. "We
have no feeling at all against these con
victs except that detestation which is
due te their miserable crime and te their
prostitution for filthy lucre's sake. They
are utterly contemptible men and have
se confessed themselves. They are net
fit te be free, for they have abused their
privileges as freemen and have sought te
disgrace the Idemecracy which it ought
te be their pride and was their duty te
sustain. Yet they are net mere con
temptible in that regard than the men
who. have released them from their well
deserved punishment, actuated thereto
by evil motives and because the convicts
had powerful advocates who are as wicked
as themselves and only mere fortunate in
escaping the law ; who trembled lest the
conspiracy in which they had been en
gaged should be fully exposed and their
criminality be discovered.
Hew two respectable men like Palmer
and Stene have been weakened, when
they were linn a few weeks age te show
these convicts the inside of a jail, we de
net understand. Probably they thought
that public opinion would be satisfied
with the scanty vindication of justice af
forded by the spectacle of these men ca
rousing with their friends in the Dauphin
county jail for a few days. The steady
and heavy pressure brought te bear upon
them by their friends was hard te resist,
and they fell before it, and these convicts
go free, as all men knew, because of their
power and despite their confessed guilt.
We will be astonished if the people
hearken te this news patiently and fail
te condemn the beard of pardons and the
governor who se swiftly executed their
recommendation. If the offense of Kem
ble is one recently made punishable, as
they say, it was done, as they emit te
say, because the evil te be repressed was
great and urgently demanded correction.
The offenders were intelligent and knew
that they were violating the law. There
is no possible excuse for them. They
deserve lianging far mere than many
a man whose life is taken by the law.
Their hearts are blacker and their offense
is mere destructive te our liberty. If it
cannot be repressed and if big rogues can
defy the law with the impunity which
has been experienced by these rascals,
we might as well wind up our demo
cratic institutions, abolish the laws that
some people can thus spit upon, and have
a free grab all around with the devil for
A bird in the hand is worth two in
the bush. Se thinks Postmaster General
Key. His time is nearly up. His chief
is net likely te be continued, and the suc
cession is net likely te need Key. Se he
resigns from the cabinet te take a life
judgeship. Sagacious Key.
" Heminy and peas" me Philadephia
gang say was the bill of fare at the Har
Nothing could be mere gratifying te
the eminent gentlemen who framed and
perfected the Harrisburgrc6mpremie,
nor mere re-assuring te the whole De
mocracy of the state, than the .fear with
which it strikes the opposition. The rep
resentatives of the leading ."Republican
papers who were in attendance eagerly
caught at the declaration that if Grant
were nominated he would be beaten in
Pennsylvania, and Ihey are.parading the
statement with a persistency which
shows that they fear its truth. The
ticket nominated compels a general trib
ute te its excellence and strength, and
the platform cuts, te the bone. The har
mony pregramme unites the partyin
every section of the state, and the Dem
ocrat who new refuses te lay aside per
senal issues and local divisions for the
common work and the common weal
will be outlawed as he deserves te be.
The Democracy have carried Pennsylva
nia and they can de it again. They must
turn their faces from the past te de it,
and the man who leeks backward new
will be paralyzed politically.
The Republican newspapers are un
able te pick a flaw in the public or pri
vate record of the Democratic state can
didates. Beth are men of high charac
ter, personal popularity, eminent quali
fication, and peculiar fitness for the spec
ial places te which they are named.
Their selection with such geed will, ever
competitors of high character themselves,
was a fitting close of the convention's
geed work. With harmony in the organ
ization, under the direction of a popular
chairman, upon a platform of ringing
principles,and with a pair of such worthy
candidates, the Democracy of Pennsyl
vania are in geed fighting trim. They
generally come up smiling after such a
round as they suffered last fall.
Mr. Columbus Delane is mentioned as
a model farmer, aud the possessor of the
finest horses aud cattle in Knox county,
General Grant will probably net go cast
of Illinois before the autumu. lie is going
in June te the Recky Mountains for a visit
of a few weeks.
Mrs. Hayes has gene te Cincinnati te
attend her brother's funeral. Her mourn
ing will interfcre with the few social dutius
left te perform this season at Washington.
The widowed Madame Tiiieks has sent
te Mr. Wheeler a handsomely bound
edition of her husband's works, which
is te be placed in the library of the Sen
ate. Colonel William Hemphill Jenes,
clerk of the ways and means committee
of the Heuse, has died at his residence in
Washington, D. C, of pneumonia, after
an illness of five days.
In the little city of Nashua, where the
Howe sewing machine was invented, the
woman still lives who used te wash
Hewr's shirt every week because he was
tee peer te have a third.
Mary Clemmcr says that Samuel
Bowles ence told her that " after he had
made an unusually savage attack upon
Blaine, he always expected and received
an invitation te dinner en his appearance
During the session of the cabinet, yester
nay, Hayes tendered te Postmaster Gen
eral Key the position of district judge of
the eastern and middle distiicts of Tenn
essee, made vacant by the recent death of
Judge Trigg. The postmaster general ac
cepted the position. The nomination will
probably net be sent te the Senate until
shortly before the adjournment of the
present session. Nothing was said with
regard te Mr. Key's successor.
The was a gathering Thuisday evening
at the residence of a prominent man in
New Yerk of about one hundred leading
Republican business and professional men
for the purpose of considering what course
they should pursue if Grant was nomi
nated at Chicago. Among ethers present
were Mr. Jeseph II. Cheate, Mr. Geerge
William Curtis, Mr. Jeseph Harper, Mr.
Benjamin II. Bristow and ethers equally
well known. Surprise was created by Mr.
CunTis indicating that he was net prepar
ed te say that if Grant was nominated he
would be willing te belt himself or encour
age ethers te de se. He was the only
man present who talked that way.
The nuptials of Flekence Davenport,
daughter of the late E. L. Davenport, and
Hareld C. Tiers, a young broker of Phila
delphia, well kuewn in social circles, was
solemnized yesterday in the Catholic
church of St. Jehn the Evangelist. The
church was thronged. Among these pres
ent were Mrs. E. L. Davenport and three
of her children Mile. Biauca La Blanche,
the prima denna, recently from Italy ;
Edgar and Mary, all of whom came from
New Yerk te attend the wedding. Fanny
was absent in New England. The bride, a
pretty brunette, was simply though be
comingly attired in a brown silk traveling
costume, tastefully trimmed with old geld
brocade, and were a bonnet and gloves te
correspond. The groom was plainly
dressed in a suit of black. Immediately
after the cermeny the couple departed for
Atlantic City, where they will spend the
honeymoon. Miss Davenport was brought
up in the Episcopal church, and professed
Catholicism only two days age.
A Vivid Comparison.
New Yerk Tribune.
A mere insolent defiance of public senti
ment, under cover of a temporary defer
ence te it, has net been seen since Tweed
asked the taxpayers of New Yerk what
they were going te de about it. Kemble
and his associates in crime must have
laughed in their sleeves when the law-officers,
without se much as a wink te disturb
their gravity, marched them off te jail.
The whole business is disgraceful. Peace
ful and prosperous Pennsylvania must
needs blush in the presence of distracted
California. Denis Kearney has been sent
te jail for a year merely for making incen
diary speeches, and the prospect is that he
will stay there.
A Strange Story.
In Montreal a meulder named Couvrette
fell into a boiler full of molten iron, and
his brother, working near by, went te his
assistance and both were probably fatally
burned. They were badly disfigured be
fore they could be rescued and presented a
terrible spectacle as they were carried te
the hospital. Mrs. Tourville was standing
At her deer and saw them pass. She was
.holding a child in her arms and:hastily
handing it te a neighbor exclaimed : "Take
my child ! My eyes are turning yellow."
she fell te the earth and was dead from
fright in Half an hour afterward.
WNqB TOPICS. ,
It seems thafrthere are 1,156 Cengrega
tienal ministers in this country witbeRt a
If MaierGriett is a candidate for-Cen
gress the Lancaster Inquirer had net heard
of it when it went te press this week.
Wm. Pinkney Whyte is named by the
Baltimore Herald as a candidate for Vice
President. The Democracy-might name a
Witii the present term of Congress my
official life terminates. President Orant
Annual Message te Congress, December 5.
Whittaker avenged A Georgia dar
key tied a white boy up in a stable and
made him say " nigger " 2,866 time. The
boy was net expected te survive.
The manufacturing department of the
Lancaster county prison, last year, showed
a less of $3,724.46. In the Berks county
prison the manufacturing department in
nine months of last year made a profit of
Eveiiybedy appears te be satisfied with
the result of the Harrisburg convention.
The Tilden men are sure that the sage of
Gramercy Park can count en 40 of the
58 delegates, the Hancock men are sure of
an equal number, while a correspondent of
the Wilmington EceryEccning says : "The
fact that a Bayard man was president of
the convention, and that Spcer and Ca?si
dy, two of the delegates at-largc, are Bay
ard men, is commented upon in a way very
favorable te Senater Bayard here. The
general impression is that he get mere out
of the convention than any one else."
Horatio Seymeuk is quoted as saying
that he has always had great admiration
for the red men, and as adding : " They
are natural orators and diplomatists. The
finest speeches that were made te me when
I was governor were made by the Iroquois
Indians. Yet they would net speak ex
cept in their own language and through an
interpreter, though they spoke English
perfectly well. They reminded me of Tal
leyrand, who would net allow himself te
speak English or be addacssed in that
tongue while he was in Great Britain,
though he was a fluent English scholar."
The arrival of 3,850 immigrants at Cas
tle Garden en Thursday makes the total
for the month 43,261, which is a greater
number than ever before landed here in
any one month. The highest figure ever
before reached was 42,743 in April, 1873.
There has been a large increase in the im
migration of Hungarians, owing te the
terrible distress which prevails in the
northern districts of Hungary. The peo
ple have been reduced te the lowest
depths of destitution, and hundreds of
families are fleeing from the sufferings
awaiting these who remain. The authori
ties of Hungary are becoming alarmed at
the large emigration of their people, and
arc beginning te cons ider means te check
this depopulation of thei r country,
The Unit Rnle.
The late Republican state convention
adopted what is called " the unit rule."
By this rule the minority in a delegation
has no voice in the convention. Pennsyl
vania has fifty-eight votes in the national
convention. Senater Cameren, in order te
cast the solid vote for the Pennsylvania lele lele
gatien for Grant at Chicago, had " the unit
rule " adopted in the Republican conven
tion. Under this" rule, te carry Pennsylva
nia for Grant, it was only necessary for
Senater Cameren te have thirty delegates
out of the fifty-eight or a majority of one.
These thirty delegates may come from
Democratic districts. The delegates in
the Republican convention from Berks,
Lehigh and Northampton all Democratic
counties, being greater in number than the
delegates from the three Republican
counties of Lancaster, Chester and Dela
ware, could outvote them in the Republi
can state convention, and by adopting
" the unit rule " the Republican delegates
from the Democratic counties of Berks,
Lehigh and Northampton te the state con
vention could name the candidate for
president for the Republicans te
vote for. And se could the Demo
cratic delegates te the Democratic state
convention from the Republican coun
ties of Lancaster, Chester, Delaware and
Lebanon name the candidate for president
which the Democrats of Berks and Lehigh
counties should vote for. In ether words
"the unit rule" t an instrument in the
Jiands of managing politicians te keep them
selves in peicer by stifling the voice of the
people. This fact is shown in both the po
litical parties in this state. There is little
doubt but that a majority of the Republi
can voters in Pennsylvania prefer Blaine
te Grant, but Senater Cameren's choice is
Grant, and by skillfully manipulating dele
gates from Democratic counties te the Re
publican state convention he secured a
majority of the convention for Grant and
"the unit rule," thereby silencing the
people's voice aud setting up his own no
tions against the majority of his party.
LATK3T NEWS BY MAIL.
All the Jews of foreign birth of St.
tcrsburg have been ordered te quit
the city within six hours.
Baseball : At Albany Albany 3, Trey
6. At Princeton Princeton C, Baltimore
1, in eight innings.
A disastrous fire raged in Jacksonville,
111., early yesterday morning. Most of the
business houses en the south side of the
public square were destroyed.
David Ball, Arthcr J. Dempsey, Wil
liam Murray, William II. Geucber, James
Scanlan and Captain Stephen Meanley,
miners, while returning from the Skagit
mines and descending the rapids of the
Skagit, W. T., were drowned by the cap
sizing of their canoe.
Twe desperadoes while intoxicated en
Thursday night entered the Indian camp
at Camp Sheridan, Neb., quarreled with
the inmates, shot and instantly killed
"Grey Eyes," the medicine man of the
Sioux, and wounded his squaw in the leg.
They were turned ever te the civil author
ities. About five miles from Farmington, N.
H., resides William H. Kenney, with his
wife and son, about 30 years old. The
elder Kenuey returned home intoxicated
and asked his son te attend te the barn
work. Mrs. Kenney also went te the
barn, and en returning found the deer
locked. Kenney refusing te admit them,
the younger Kenney attempted te force an
entrance, and was stabbed with a butcher's
knife in the abdomen by the father. He
lived until about 3 o'clock. Kenney was
arrested. It is said both father and son
were hard drinkers, but the latter was
sober at the time of the murder. Kenney,
the elder, is about 55 Years old.
A Geed Prospect.
With the Democratic party united, and
the leading Republicans in prison, there is
every prospect of the Democrats carrying
Fall Text the Bear HceeeasaeBdatlen.
Following is a copy -of "the-, ygw filed
withjBoveraer Heyt if the. jaiW beard
which Jed t the release or thelegisLtti vc
Te His Excellency Henry 3f. Heyt, Gover Gover
eor of Pennsylvania. :
The beard of pardons recommend that
fin much' of the sentence of the eeurt of
quarter sessions 'of Dauphin county, im- J
posing imprisonment ey separate aim
solitary confinement at hard labor in the
Eastern penitentiary en Wm. H. Kemble,
Jesse R. Crawford, Wm. F. Rumberger,
Emile J. Petroff and Charles B. Salter for
the crime of corrupt solicitation of mem
bers of the Legislature, be remitted, and
that the remainder thereof imposing pay
ment of fine and costs and disqualification
te held any office of trust or profit under
the commonwealth, be executed, for the
following reasons :
The act of 1874 defining the crime of
corrupt solicitation provided for simple
imprisonment. Ne power is ledged in the
courts by the constitution or laws te add
te or impose conditions net contained in
the statute. The sentence in these cases
superadds te the statutory punishment
the conditions that the imprisonment shall
be by separate and solitary confinement at
labor in the penitentiary, and that the
prisoners shall be fed and clothed as pro
vided by law.
In numerous analogous cases the su
preme court of the state has decided such
enlarged sentences unlawful and by the
common law imprisonment te the peni
tentiary has always been regarded as infa
mous. In view of the foregoing facts and
of the severitv of the punishment remain
ing te be executed for the offense recently
made punishable, and for which these arc
the first convictions, we make the forego
(Signed) Henry W. Palmer,
M. S. Quay,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Aaren K. Dunkel.
Secretary of Internal Affairs.
Charles W. Stene,
The fines in all the case, $3,000, were
naid in the merninir. together with the
final settlement of the costs, which amouut ameuut
ed te nearly $2,000, before the eeurt con
vened. It is stated en geed authority that
each attorney received $5,000.
An Irreparable Wrong.
The deed is accomplished ! The riot bill
corrupt ienists have been pardoned, aud
Pennsylvania justice has been niade te bow
her head in shame.
This act is a disgrace te the common
wealth. It will cast an everlasting stigma
of shame and reproach upon the officials
who perpetrated it ; and, mere than all, it
will inflict a serious blew upon the politi
cal party through the agency of whose
leaders this great wrong has been commit
ted. As has been well-said, the Republi
can party had its birth in a great moral
feeling. Its youth was splendid with a
grand purpose and in its manhood it struck
down human bondage and saved the
Union from the profane hands of
the spoiler. " But evidently the mis
sion of the party has ended. The
brave men who died en Southern battle
fields did net perish that their chil
dren should become prey of legislative cor
ruptions ; they did net languish in South
ern prison-pens that our free institutions
should become a pass-word and reproach
and the administration of the laws a
solemn mockery ! We repeat that this act
of the beard of pardons te-day will strike
the Republican party with a fatal weakness;
and curses loud and deep will fall upon
the heads of these who have sacrificed a
great principle te shield wealthy criminals
from the just penalty of violated law.
The Werk of the Convention.
Pottsville Chronicle, Dem.
The Democratic state convention did its
work well. Twe stronger or mere capable
candidates could net have been selected
than Hen. Geerge A. Jenks for the supreme
bench, and Cel. R. P. Dcchert for the au
ditor generalship. The platform of princi
ples is a bold and aggressive arraignment
of Republican misrule, and a plain and
distinct avowal of the principles which
ought te contrel'the administration of the
state aud national governments. The
delegation selected te reprejsent the Dem
ocracy of Pennsylvania in the Cincinnati
convention is about up te the general
average, and will doubtless fairly repre
sent the seutiraents of their constituency
en the presidential question. The most
significeut feature of the deliberations of
the convention was the emphatic manner
in which it sat down upon the spirit of
faction, and in the name of the Democratic
party of Pennsylvania commanded its
leaders te cease their contemptible squab
bles and strike hands for the common
geed and the success of the party te which
they ewo all the honorable distinction
they have attained. It was a distinct no
tice served en Mr. Wallace and Mr. Ran
dall that while their leadership was recog receg
nixed, the Democracy of Pennsylvania
would only consent that they should lead
within party lines and subject te the rule
of the majority. It is rather an encour
aging omen that after these occasional
levc-fcasts there is likely te be a Demo
cratic victory. At all events the Democracy
of Pennsylvania will be better prepared
for the coming contest by presenting a
united front te the fee. The action of the
convention en the presidential question
was wise. It would net have been pru
dent te instruct the delegation for
any candidate and thus tie its hands,
and while we believe it would have been
wise te have adhered te the old Demo
cratic doctrine of the unit rule, yet in view
of the compromise en which the difficulties
before the convention had been adjusted,
it may have been impolitic for either party
te drive the ether te the wall by the re
affirmance aud enforcement of the rule en
this occasion, especially as it is given out
that the delegation will be practically a
unit in any event, and thus secure te the
great state Pennsylvania the power, dig
nity and respect te which she is fairly en
titled. 8TATH ITEMS.
The Easten Sentinel leeks well in a new
Dr. Rumberger, son of W. F. Rumber
ger, while en a visit te Harrisburg te see
his father, received a dispatch yesterday
afternoon that his drug store and residence
at Haddock, Butler county, had been
burned te the ground and everything lest.
It wiil disappoint the electors of the
Fifth legislative district of Philadelphia te
learn that though their favorite son, Mr.
Petroff, has been released from durance, it
will be impossible for them te send him
back triumphant te Harrisburg, as his
political disqualification has net been re
moved. Cornelius Van Buskirk, who had been
employed as a bar tender at the American
hotel, Easten, for a time, died en Thurs
day night, from an overdose of laudanum,
administered by himself. Van Buskirk
had for several days past been drinking
hard, and had been discharged for being
R. R. Williams, of Slatington, eloped en
Wednesday with the wife efMr. Harris, of
Yorktown, Pa., the faithless wife drawing
$310 from the bank, deposited in her own
and her husband's names. Their destina
tion is belived te be Kansas. Mrs. Harris
is accompanied by a young daughter.
Warrants have been issued for their appre
hension. William C. Hamilton, a hand employed
en Jehn Morrison's farm, about 7 or 8
miles from Washington, while plowing
yesterday morning was seen te drop in the
furrow. Seae of the household going te
see what was the matter found that Hamu Hamu
ten was dead.: He was about 38 years old,'
anmarriid, tand had always appeared
robestf Sate ated-hearty. .,, ' '.
What the Players Are Selus.
Letta gees te Europe May 28.
Rebert McWade is said te be peer.
.Marriages in the profession have been
numerous this spring.
The Olympic theatre, New Yerk, is te
tern out and changed into stores.
The League baseball championship sea
son opens te-day.
Jee Jeffersen will give "Rip Van Win
kle " at the opera house te-night.
Haverly's Mastodons open in Pittsburgh
en Monday week. They will pass through
here en the Sunday before.
Bartley Campbell, jr., son of the drama
tist, was recently appointed te a cadctship
at West remt.
Gus Brune, late of "The Tourists,"
takes Charles H. Drew's place in Gill's
Frank C. Bangs will play in the stock
company of the Union Square theatre,
New Yerk, next seaten.
Ten years age Jee Emmet was playing
in variety theatres for $40 a week. He aver
ages $3,000 a week new-a-days.
Leuis James and Marie Wainwright will
travel with Lawrence Barrett next season
as leading support.
The pedestrian contest in Philadelphia
this week has been made a financial
success by Haverly's manager, Fred. En
glehardt. Jehn Geurley, of the "Troubadours,"
gees with " Rice's Surprise Party" next
season, and Miss Helenc Dingeen will re
tire from the stage.
" The Danites " was produced in Eng
land for the first time en Monday evening
at Saddler's theatre, Londen, aud it made
a great hit.
It is reported that Mr. E. E. Rice has
offered Nat Goodwin $500 a week or a half
interest te travel a season in his recon
structed " Evangeline "
Denman Thompson is having another
long run in New Yerk with Jeshua Whit
comb. The Sun speaks of the- play as
much improved and a great success.
Mrs. JehuM. Burke, the wife of the
late original Dublin Dan, was married re
cently te Harrv F. Hall, the Yankee com
edian of Howerth's Uibemica.
The return billiard match between Slos Sles Slos
sen and Yignaux will net be played, Slos Sles Slos
sen having left Paris some days age.
Viguaux will seen visit Londen.
J. H. Haverly has gene te Colerado with
a party of capitalists for the purpose of in
specting the mines controlled by the com
pany in that state. They expect te be ab
sent about a month.
Buffalo Bill wrote te Jehn A. Stevens,
who is writing a play for him, the ether
day : "I want the plot te consist of a jack
ass, an Irishman and a nigger mountains
if possible." With this intelligent idea,
Mr. Stevens will proceed.
The Mastodons will sail for England
July 18th, en the steamer Italy. The com
pany crossing the water will number 50
people, and will open at Her Majesty's
theatre July 31st. The party will remain
abroad one year.
The circuses of Cooper & Bailey and
P. T. Barnura are opposing each ether in
Brooklyn this week. They have flooded
the town with pregrammes, &c Barnum
will stir himself when he gives a better
show than either Forepaugh or the Lon Len Lon
eon. D. B. Hedges, formerly with Teny Den
ier, but who is new business manager of
Haverly's Mastodons, passed through this
city en his way te Pittsburgh en Wednes
day, lie says he will leave for Europe in
June te make arrangements for the min
The female stars have done the best
business this year everywhere. Neilson
and Letta lead the list, the first having
made about $70,000 profit in all. Letta
will have made about $G0,000. Maggie
Mitchell, tee, has done a surpi isingly large
business, the best she has known for nine
years. Seme of the old favorite male stars
have fallen off wefully. Sethcrn, for in
stance, has done nothing anywhere. Jef Jef
fereon's business is net mere than half
what it used te be. Beeth, outside of the
Bosten and New Yerk engagements, did
rather poorly for him. The Florences have
made just a living, and Lawrence Barrett
has hardly made that. Jehn McCullough,
en the ether hand, has done better than
ever perhaps $35,000 for the season.
Dramatic Neves. The News does net like
Florence nor Sothern and probably that
is the reason they think their business has
The Spaed with which it rrogresses.
There have been thus far chosen 478 out
of the 756 delegates composing the Chicago
national Republican convention. Of these
there are, either by direct instructions or
by personal preferences, 277 reported for
General Grant, 112 for Senater Blaine, 55
for Secretary Sherman, 26 for Senater Ed
munds and 8 for Mr. Washburne. There
are yet te be chosen 8 delegates iu Massa
chusetts and 2 in North Carolina, which
states are partially included above. The
majority necessary te nominate a Presi
dent is 379.
There have also chosen 224 out of the
738 delegates composing the Cincinnati
national Democratic convention, of whom
134 were for Tilden, 58 for Hancock, 4 for
Bayard and 28 all indapendentand for the
best man. The majority necessary te nom
inate a president, if the "two thirds rule"
is adhered te, is 492. In making this com
putation, the Pennsylvania delegation is
taken as 18 for Tilden, 16 for Hancock, 4
for Bayard and 20 independent, and the
entire 6 Oregon delegates, with 2 from
Connecticut arc classed as unknown.
CITK TAX DUPLICATE.
Proposals Opened and Award Made.
The finance committee of council met
last evening and opened the proposals for
making out the city tax duplicate. The
number of bidders was large and their
ideas of the value of the work widely dif
ferent. Following are the bids : Geerge
W. Brintnall, $45; M. V. B. Keller,
$65.75 ; Geerge W. Eaby, $54.50 ; F. Sutten
$54; Jes. Clarksen, $63; J. M. Araweg,
$45 ; C. A. Oblender, $55 ; S. G. Gcnsemer,
$25 ; J. E. Carpenter, $69 ; S. Derwart,
$34 ; Geerge B. Keller, $45 ; II. C. Martin,
$125; J. B. Lichty, $45; J. B. Leng,
$87.50 ; A. C. Barr, $44.50 ; J. Nimlew,
$49 ; Wm. M. Slaymaker, jr., $57.50 J. E.
Herr, $55 ; J. E. Shenck, $70 ; T. F. Mc Mc
Elligetr, $39 ; n. Carpenter, $90 ; J. C.
Leng, $65; M. Ilellinger, $25; E. S.
Smeltz, $47 ; C. R. Frailey, $100 ; T. S.
Dickey, $65; J. C. Ervin, $97; W. T.
Brown, $92 ; S. II. Levan $69.50.
The lowest bidders were Mr. Ilellinger
and Mr. Gensemer, each of whom pro
posed te de the work for $25. The con
tract was awarded te Mr. Hellinger, he
having had considerable experience in
work of the kind. The contract price is
regarded as being very low. Last year
we believe the price for making the dupli
cate was $100.
BURGLARY AT COLUMBIA.
The PeeteBce ureltem late and Robbed.
'fjastnig'ntjhe posteffice in the borough
of;CelBmbia'was'brok'en into and robbed
of money aud stamps te the value of $600
or $700. The posteffice is situated en
Locust street, a few doers above
Frent, and a very short distance
from the railroad. The posteffice occu
pies, the first Heer of -th& -building, the
second fleer being used as an office by
Truscott & Ce., oil refiners, and Steacy &
Ce., millers. There are two front doers
te the posteffice, and at the eastern end of
the Locust street '.front of the building is
an entry or vestibule, with a stairway lead
ing te the second story. There is also a
deer leading from the vestibule te the
posteffice. The thieves did net attack the
front doers of the posteffice, but broke
into the vestibule and forced the
lock of the deer between the ves
tibule and office. Once inside they'
drilled two large' holes into the safe, and
filled them with powder or ether explo
sives. Fastening a cord and a match te
the charge they carried it through the post pest
office into the vestibule and up the stair
way, taking the precaution te open the
upstairs windows and leave the inside
doers open te lessen the ferce of the explo
sion they intended te make. Then the
cord wa pulled and a terrible explosion
must have followed. When the officials
visited the posteffice this morning they
found the deer of the safe blown complete
ly off, and thrown against the wall in one
corner of the room ; the glass in the win
dows and the private letter boxes was
shattered iute fragments, the newspaper
boxes were smashed and letters, papers,
stamps and ether valuables were sc ittcred
about the room. The thieves in their
haste te get away left behind them a con
siderable sum of money and stamps which
had been blown out of the safe. They
also left behind them a full set of burglar's
tools aud a dark lantern.
It is believed that the explosion took
place about 1 o'clock. A lady living near
by says she heard a heavy report and a
shaking of the building at about that hour,
but supposed it was caused by the exple
sien of railroad torpedoes and the rattle of
heavy trains of cars en the railroad.
Doubtless the noise made by the cars was
a great advantage te the burglars as it en
abled them them te prosecute their work
without much fear of detection.
It is net known at what hour they
gained an entrance te the building, but it
is probable they were at least an hour or
two in preparing for the blast. The post
master. Mr. Harry Mullen, closed the
office last night at 8 o'clock, and as
no ene sleeps in the office at night
the robbery was net discovered until this
morning. Among the missing documents
is Mr. Mullen's monthly return te the
posteffice department, which he has just
made out, but net forwarded. The safe
that was blown open we are told was con
sidered a geed one, and was furnished by
the government for the use of the office.
The thieves were evidently first-class
" professionals," and thus far have covered
their tracks successfully.
Christian Ulllcinjii's lintel at McCall's Ferry
At an early hour en Thursday morning
the hotel and house of Christian Ulllcman,
situated en the Lancaster county side of
the Susquehanna river, at McCall's Ferry,
were destroyed by fire. The buildings were
under one reef, the sides bcinj: of stone,
while the middle portieii was of frame.
The fire was discovered by Mr. Uflleman
about one o'clock iu the morning. He
arose for the purpose of getting a drink of
water and he heard the cracking of the
flames. He found that the frame portieii
of the building was burning very fast, the
reef being at that time in a blaze. He
quickly alarmed the members of the fam
ily all of whom succeeded in making their
escape, without being burned, or
injured. All the furniture and household
goods, with the exception of that in the
diniDg and side rooms, was burned. One
of Mr. Uffleman's daughters saved her
wardrobe, which was iu a trunk, by throw
ing the trunk out of a window.
The buildings were insured for $1,000
and the contents for $250, but these
amounts will net cover the less. Mr.
Uflleman thinks that the fire was an in
ceudiary's work and that the match was
first applied te the rear of the frame
The Plant Club.
At the meeting of the Plant club of the
Yeung Men's Christian asseciatian last
evening. Dr. Cnimbaugh's lecture- en
"The Primary Cell" in annual and vege
table structure was of unusual interest.
He presented the latest theories of the
best authorities, based of course upon the
most careful investigation with the aid of
that wonderful instrument, the compound
microscope. The scientist here gets down
as near as it is possible te approach the
veiled secret of all lifc-cucrgy. The lec
ture was finely illustrated by the aid of
charts which were prepared by Mr. Grant
Carpenter, of the Lancaster watch factory,
under Dr. C.'s direction. The additional
matter presented te the class was the analy
sis, by the tables, of one of the early
spring violets. The club is making geed
progress, and is exerting excellent influ
ence in the community.
Before adjournment Mr. McCaskey an
nounced that the boys' high school would
make an excursion te Chiques, en Thurs
day next if the weather proved favorable,
it being a school holiday and invited all
members of the club who might wish te de
se te accompany the party. The excui sien
rate for the round trip will be forty cents.
Yesterday morning there was a fair
rafting flood in the river at Marietta, and
several rafts started for Peach Bettem.
We have net learned whether they made
the entire trip or net.
Glass Rail Sheeting.
At a glass ball sheeting match at In
diana, Pa., en Saturday last Prof. Wm.
B. Hall, of this city, who holds the posi
tion of musical instructor in ihe Indiana
normal school, carried off the honor.
Broke Her Leg.
Mrs. Little, wife of Mr. William Little,
who resides near Watts' Station, fell and
fractured her leg. Dr. K. E. Norris at
The Itasqaehanna Fisheries.
A correspondent of the Baltimore Sun
of Wednesday gives an interesting account
of 'the shad aad herring fisheries in the
Susquehuaef river aud about the head
waters of the bay. He says :
At this time three floats and one shore
are in operation above the railroad bridge
at Havre de Grace, and five floats and five
or six shores below the- bridge. Spesutia
island, below Havre de Grace, is the chief
shore, where Messrs. Littleton Green and
J. M. Simmons carry en large op
erations. Besides Spesatia there is
Carpenter's Point, worked by G.
Washington Barnes ; Cranberry, by
Jsseph H. Carver & Ce.; the shores of
Wilsen Brethers, Caruthers, and some
smaller seines, while higher up en the
island near Lapidum is the shore of Spen
cer Brethers & Ce. This shore, how
ever, during an extra high tide, is no shore
at all. All the Land of the little island is
underwater, and only the platforms en
which the steam and horse power wind
lasses are worked, the mess house floors
and the bushes, remain above the tide. In
this state of affairs the fishermen have te
work abeye the knees in water most of the
day. The fishing beats are operated
above the bridge by Geerge B. Silver and
Cyrus A. Courtney, William Ewing aud
Jehn B. Ceale. The floats below Havre
de Grace are operated by Jacob Osmond &
Ce. (2), A. F. Brown & Ce., William B.
Michael & Ce., aud Serricks & Penning.
Fishing from floats is peculiar te the
mouth of the Susquehanna river. The
floats have houses built en rafts or scows,
which arc anchored by grewsers in the
stream, where an apron is let down until
it reaches the bottom, thus forming an ar
tificial shore en which the seine is hauled.
Horses or steam may be used for the
windlasses. Comfortable quarters are pro
vided for the fisherman, and the cluster
of "shanties" leeks like a small village en
the water. When the season is ever the
village is towed te harbor, and remains
during the rest of the year, in use, some
times, for ether purposes.
The correspondent obtained the views
of fishermen in reference te the results
of the system of artificial propegation of
He ascertained that ."fishermen gener
ally concur in the report this season that
the run of shad aud herring has been se
far larger than last year. While the
seines de net land many shad in propor
tion te herring, the catch has been, up te
this date, nearly twice as large as in 1879.
Then it was considered geed luck if 75 or
150 shad came iu at a haul ; new the
number is nearly doubled every 'time, and
the gillers all take baskctsful every
night. Mr. Goerge B. Silver says
he has noticed marked improve
ment in the number of shad this sea
son, and is inclined te attribute it te the
effect of artificial propagation in Mary
land waters. A number of ether iisher
ermen expressed themselves in similar
terms. Seme 25 or 30 salmon have been
caught this season at Silver & Courtney's
float, and ether fish of the same kind have
been heard of elsewhere, but Mr. Silver
says they are salmon which belong te the
Susquehanna, and are net the California
lish iutieduccd by artificial propagation.
The Susquehanna is a river which has
always had salmon, but of late years they
have been nearly extinct. All the fisher
men object te the black bass which has
been introduced. They fear that this vo ve
racious fish will predominate hereafter and
drive away the shad and herring, which
arc native te our waters.
Mr. Herman Speucur says the Susque
hanna has been greatly benefited by the
operations of the lish commission. As a
practical man, he suggests that the waters
of the state should be replenished en a still
greater scale. He thinks that the state
should appoint skilled men te be with the
fishing floats and en the shores throughout
the season te strip every ripe shad and turn
the fish out into the water every day as
seen as they arc hatched.
Court met at 10 o'clock this meining
for the purpose of transacting current
Iu the case of Samuel W. Kurtz vs.
David S. Miller and Samuel II. Reycr,
which was tried last week when a veulict
was found for the plaintiff', a rule for a
new trial was granted.
William Mehn, who was convicted week
before last of keeping a bawdy house en
North Queen street, surrendered himself
te the sheriff, haviug been sick at home
since court, this morning. He was
brought into court and was sentenced te
ten months' imprisonment.
In April, 1879, Henry M. Kreider, of
Mount Jey, was ordered by the court te
pay a certain sum for the maintenance of
his children, after his wife had brought
suit against him. He failed te com
ply with this order, and the court is
bued an attachment for his arrest for con
tempt. He was net caught by the officers
until April 8, 1880, when he was taken te
prison where he yet is. This morning a rule
was granted te show cause why attachment
should net be dissolved and it was made
returnable en next Saturday. Kreider
claims that he never refused te provide for
his children and was therefore net in con
tempt. Margaret Fry was released "from the
bends of matrimony which she had con
tracted " with S. Lem. Fry, because he
has deserted her.
The tavern license of II. C. Ceover, for
merly proprietor of the Grape hotel, this
city, was transferred te William B. Fin
ney. Large Egg.
Aii ordinary barnyard fowl belonging te
Jacob Shindle, residing at the corner of
West King and Careline streets, has laid
a fully developed egg, the dimensions of
which are six by eight inches, being un
usually large for a hen's egg. Mr. Shin
dle is a subscriber te the Inteixigexcer,
and the hen is the mother of many Demo
cratic roosters who will be ready te crew
ever the election of a Democratic president
The Rriber Pass Through.
Wm. II. Kemble and Emile J. Petroff,
the convicts, passed through this city last
evening en day express. They were net
in charge of the Dauphin county shcrilf.en
their way te the Eastern penitentiary, but
were, with their friends, seated in a park r
car, free men en route for their homes.
Yesterday the squeezer iu the puddle
mill at the Safe Harber iron works was
broken and the works will step until the
repairs shall have been made.
Jehn Swank, of Maner street, while
turning a "handspring" yesteiday, broke
his left wrist, which was attended te by
May came in this morning with a heavy
frost ; ice was formed en standing wateir
and there are fears that the fruit may hav