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LANCASTER DAILY 1NTLUGEN(JER FRIDAY; MAY 7, 1880.
FRIDAY EVENING." MAY 7, 1880.
Mr. Hayes did net always think as he
does new about riders en appropriation
bills, since he was in the habit of voting
for them when he was in Congress. "We
cannot refuse him, however, the privil
ege of changing his opinions and acting
according te his present convictions. His
views upon the subject are sound, for it
must be admitted that general legisla
tion has no business in a bill appropri
ating money. It is much better te have
every matter of legislation distinctly
treated and te have but one subject dis
posed of in each bill. In Pennsylvania
this course was rendered necessary te
prevent snakes in legislation. A differ
ent reason recommends its adoption in
congressional appropriation bills. It can
scarcely be denied that Congress ought
te appropriate all the moneys needed for
an economical administration of the gov
ernment ; and that if an office is useless
or extravagantly paid, the proper
course is te abolish it, and net
te refuse an appropriation for it while
it remains and is occupied. If all politi
cal parties could be se controlled that
they could be compelled te face and
promptly decide all legislative questions,
it would net be necessary for the major
ity in Congress te use its power ever the
appropriations te coerce the minority
and the administration. Hut every party
will take advantage of its power te ob
tain an advantage ever the ether. The
liepublicans in Congress threw every ob
stacle in the way of the Democrats in
the aim of the latter te abolish obnoxious
offices or te introduce features of legis
t latien that will be of benefit te them ;
and the minority has the power te defeat
the will of the majority. The latter, en
the ether hand, can step the money
which gees te the benefit of the
officers and the purposes that
are obnoxious te them ; and it
is mere than can be expected of them
te ask them net te take advantage of it,
when it is the only way open te them te
accomplish their aim. Mr. Hayes may
bu virtuous and honest in the expression
of views which we consider absolutely
sound, but it is mere likely that he
would have refrained from expressing
them if it had net suited his party's pur
pose that lie should adept and act upon
them. The Republican party has been
for many years past in a majority in Con
gress and it had plenty of opportunity te
establish the sound system of legislation
which it new recommends te the Deme,
cratic majority. It failed te de it. It
put riders en appropriation bills when
ever it felt like it, and generally treated
the minority without ceremony and used
its power te the fullest extent. It does
net lie in its mouth te new recommend
improved methods of legislation that will
suit its present weakness.
One of our unamiable Democratic con
temporaries complains that of the nomi
nees of the late convention in Harris
burg tee large a proportion were taken
from minority counties. Only the can
didate for supreme judge and one of the
clecters,hc alleges, are from majority dis
tricts. If the facts alleged were strictly
correct we de net see that there is any
geed ground for exception te them. Fer
what reason should the Democrats of
minority districts be entitled te less dis
tinction by state conventions than these
who happen te reside in the mere favored
localities where the paths te political
honor and profit are mere numerous and
ilewery ? A majority of the total Demo
cratic vote in Pennsylvania comes from
districts in which the Republicans have
majorities and jn which the Democracy
are shut out from local official patron
age. In the majority districts, county,
state and federal offices are attainable by
the average Democrat, and these are in
centives for political efforts and rewards
for the faithful which the toiling Demo
cracy of minority districts never see.
Nevertheless, their votes count quite as
much in the election of state and federal
officers ; their efforts are as earnest in gen
eral campaigns ; they rarely split up or
weaken the part' by internal dissensions,
and in all respects their services are as
loyal, as unselfish, and as useful te the
party in the state and nation as these of
Of the gentlemen distinguished by the
state convention Mr. Jenks and
Mr. Playford represent reliable Dem
ocratic counties ; Mr. Speer and
Mr. Stenger have both been elected te
Congress from their districts, and each
has in time helped te overturn the local
majority in his county ; Mr. Cassidy and
Cel. Dechert,of the Philadelphia Democ
racy, are representatives of some G5,000
voters who have mere than once proved
a match for the opposition. But none
of these gentlemen nor their friends
would fail te accord the highest Demo
cratic merit te Mr. Monaghan or Mr.
Scott or Mr. Dill because they happen te
represent minorities almost hopeless in
the struggle against local odds. "We
have yet te see any proof that the De
mocracy of Berks is any stauncher than
that of Chester, or that Lancaster county
Democrats march any less promptly at
the battle call than these of the " Tenth
legion." The fact is that a geed Demo
crat is net much affected by locality, but
if there is any place where their Democ
racy is tried as by fire and where the
weaker element sloughs off, it is in the
Tiie president-makers were hard at
work yesterday, and as a result of their
labors the country is te-day afforded a
spectacle of the rapidly growing propor
tions of the Blaine boom. The Plumed
Knight made a neat capture of New
Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware and
Maryland, and in the former state the
Republican preference for the Maine
senator as against the third-term candi
date was emphasized by a resolution con
gratulating Grant en his safe return
from abroad, and expressing the fer.
vent hope that the afternoon of his re
markable life may be serene by exemp.
lien from strife and happy in the re
spect and affection of a grateful country.
That the Grant boom is in danger of
going te pieces is no longer a matter of
reasonable doubt, in view of -the terrify
ing news that comes from New Yerk te
the effect that a defection has made its
appearance in the delegation of that state.
State Senater Robertsen is out in a let"
ter, in which he declares his
unalterable purpose te vote for Blaine
despite the instructions of the state con
vention, and he is said te be a kicker
who means business when he kicks ;
as is evident from his action
at Cincinnati in 1876, when he
declined te vote for Conkling. In
his present revolt he is said te have the
sympathy of a very considerable portion
of the delegation. If there be a break in
the New Yerk and Pennsylvania dele
gatiens, the possibility of which forces
itself upon the, public mind, and with
Illinois struggling vigorously against
Legan's effort te put it in the
Grant column, the third term may
be said te have received a very black
eye, from which, however, there yet re
mains time for it te recover before the
assembling of the Chicago convention.
Ohie gives her favorite son a boost in de
claring for Thurman, and instructing
the delegation te use all honorable
means te secure his nomination at Cin
cinnati next month.
The presidential combination which
the New Yerk Sun suggests Grant and
Kenible is respectfully referred te the
consideration of our esteemed contempo
rary the Examiner.
"William A. Wiieeleu, the fraudulent
vice president, is for Grant.
"President Seelve, of Amherst, declines
te go te the Chicago convention.
The king of Italy and the crown prince
of Germany are firm personal friends.
It is said Sheridan did the drinking for
the Grant party during the ex-president's
recent trip through the Seuth.
Lady Tuountex, the wife of the British
minister te this country, and her daughters
will pass the summer in England and re
turn te this country in the autumn.
A. N. De Vee, the new and efficient
business manager of the Ilarrisburg Pa
triot, was in Lancaster arranging for the
journalistic and business interests of his
Mr. J. S. Clakke, the American come
dian, has taken a new lease of the Londen
Haymarket theatre, and will open that
house in August next for a season of four
The empress of Russia keeps alive by
breathing oxygen gas mixed with acid and
turpentine, which is administered te her
four times a day. The physicians say that
her death cannot he much longer postponed
by this artificial process.
Representative Clymek and his St.
Leuis bride have arrived in "Washington
and taken apartments at one of the fash
ionable hotels in the city, where they will
remain until the adjournment of Congress.
Representative and Mrs. Clymer will net
visit their home at Reading until after ad
journment. Ex-President Woelsev, of Yale college,
writes: " I should regard the nomination
te a third term in itself te be highly unde
sirable, and that te break through an old
habit of three generation for which the
best reasons exist, without a most impe
rious necessity, would be very unwise, and
would deservedly expose these who would
set it aside te defeat."
The silver service presented te Mr. Mau
rice Delkesse by the governments of the
United States and Great Britain, in recog
nition of his work as president of the fish
ery commission, is kept locked up in the
state department at "Washington. Mr.
Delfosse preferred te have the service in
lieu of the money which it is customary te
present te an umpire in an international
arbitration. It is a full dinner service of
massive silver. There are sixty pieces, in
cluding eighteen soup plates.
Anether Great Oil Fire Near Bradford.
In torpedoing the well of the Oak Shade
oil company, near Bradford, McKean coun
ty, yesterday afternoon the well flamed
and took lire. The dry condition of the
weed caused the flames te spread rapidly
among ether oil property and at present
writing a great fire is raging among the
wells of the Oak Shade company and the
M'Calment oil company, near Summit, en
the Kendall and Eldrcd railway. The ex
tent at present cannot be determined.
Later specials say that three distinct
fires are new prevailing in the weeds and
among the wells at different points. An
unauthetic report says that in a prema
ture explosion of a torpedo near Rene city
three men were seriously if net fatally in
jured. The fires new raging cover miles
of territory and threaten several villages
besides a vast amount of oil territory The
excitement is at present very high.
At 4 o'clock a. m. several miles of country
were covered by the flames, which swept
ierests, derricks, tanks ana everything else
before them. Rene City, a village of
about one hundred houses, situated ten
miles from Bradford, was entirely con
sumed, net a single building remaining.
Owing te the extent of territory swept it
is impossible te give an accurate account
of the losses, but it is estimated that 300
derricks and a large volume of oil has been
destroyed, and that the total less will
reach $300,000. The only insurance is in
small amounts en buildings in Rene City.
The flames are new under control. The
report that several men were injured by
an explosion of nitre-glycerine is un
founded. About eight hundred oil wells were burned
in an hour during the afternoon, together
witu Hundreds et thousands of barrels of
petroleum. The less is very great, and
falls net en the rich Standard monopoly,
but en the peer producers. Many men will
be bankrupt, while ethers have lest their
means of support. Ne estimate can be
formed at this writing as te the actual less,
as the fires are still raging with unabated
fury in different parts of the field. The
losses will, no doubt, run into the mil
lions. The Crime of Poverty.
In the list of cases tried at the recent
court of quarter sessions in Harrisburg,
we find the following :
" Lewis Cobaugh, larceny of a chicken ;
three months in county jail."
"Elijah Embeck, larceny of two
bushels of coal ; three months in county
Jftark the contrast. The roosters at
tempt te steal millions from the peoele :
plead guilty, and sentenced te the peniten
tiary ; then pardoned by a Republican
governor en a recommendation from, a Re
publican beard of pardons. The' peer
men take something te eat and te keep
themselves warm, possibly from necessity.
Will they be pardoned ? N e. Their cases
will never as much as be considered by the
beard. Verily, in these degenerate days
of rcpublicansm it is extremely danger
eus te be peer. .
Den Cameren says just as sure as his
hair is red Gen. Grant win be nominated
for president. That will convey no assur
ance of Grant's success te Mrs.
Cameren, nee Miss Sherman, for
we will bet she declares Den's hair is
auburn. This illustrates the way inwhich
Cameren works for Grant without alarm
ing and alienating the Sherman interest.
The "Wilmington Etery Evening thinks
that either the office ought te be
abolished, or some duties should be as
signed te the vice president which would
lend dignity and importance te the place.
At present the office is se distasteful that
it is almost impossible te secure a first
rate man te take a nomination for it, and
the constitutional prevision for filling a
vacancy has become a sort of assurance
that a second rate man shall occupy the
presidential office. It is an expedient for
lending a new terror te death.
Fred Grant is reported as saying re
cently te a prominent Illinois Republican :
" My father says that there may come a
time in the history of the republic when it
may be te the vital interest of the people
of this country te nominate a president for
a third term, and when precedents set by
Washington and Jeffersen would stand in
the way of the common welfare. It there
fore becomes important te get that obstruc
tion te the safety of the republic out of the
way. My father says he is in a position te
make that trial and win that victory
against a public superstition about a dan
Our enterprising contemporary, the Har
risburg Independent, takes another step
forward in presenting te its readers an ad
ditienal column en each of its pages,
making it a thirty-two instead of a twenty-
eight column paper as formerly. With
this addition the Independent, although a
penny paper, is four columns larger than
any ether daily paper in Harrisburg, and
the success which it has achieved in its ed
itorial direction and business management
is fully attested by the held which it has
secured en the favor of the people, which
it says is unprecedented in the history of
Beeciier's Christian Union thinks "the
peer pretence with which the court of
pardons endeavor te excuse their miscar
riage of justice in Pennsylvania will only
deceive these who desire te be deceived.
Judge Pearson pronounced none tee severe
a sentence against Mr. Kemble and his as
sociates in the crime of bribery, by sen
tencing them te a year's imprisonment in
the penitentiary. There may be a legal
question as te his right te impose such a
sentence under the law ; but if the sen
tence under the law was illegal the impris-
ened had his redress by an application for
a writ of habeas corpus ; and it was no
reason why he should have had a paiden."
The item of $50,000 contained in the
consular and diplomatic bill for the enter
tainment of the king of Siam during his
proposed visit te the United States is net
much relished by the Democrats, and Re
presentative Frest has prepared a resolu
tion requesting the secretary of state te
furnish the Heuse with copies of circular
letters and ether documents sent te General
Grant te facilitate his travels, or during
his sojourn at foreign courts. The object
of this resolution is te ascertain if the visit
of the king of Siam is in any way a recip
rocation of the magnificent entertainment
given te the ex-president during his visit
at the court of the Oriental potentate.
Jehn Short, who lived in a little out-of-the-way
place in Ohie, and who was net
exactly what his name implied, being six
feet six inches high, shot and killed him
self a few days age. Jehn was a peculiar
kind of a man, one of the most singular of
his eccentricities being his avoidance and
even hatred of the female sex. It is un
doubted tradition that when Jehn was a
very small boy making mud pies with his
brother, he would flee at the sight of the
prettiest little girl, and this aversion grew
with his growth and strengthened with his
strength. He never spoke te a woman or
girl if he could possibly avoid it. Added
te this interesting trait of character is the
fact that Mr. Short was worth a million
and a half. As no cause can be assigned
for his final act, it is te be presumed that
Jehn became ashamed of his shabby treat
ment of the girls of his youth and the
women of his manhood, and took this
means of atoning for his misdeeds.
Our esteemed contemporary, the iVeic
Era applauds the action of Mr. Hayes who
in a sudden spasm of political virtue stay
ed his hand as he was about te approve
the deficiency bill, rider and all, and
write, instead a veto message running ever
with most elevated political sentiment, and
still saying nothing about the principle of
the rider, merely objecting te riders as
riders. The Era thinks that this cour
ageous action en the part of Mr. Hayes must
convince the Brigadiers that the fraudu
lent president hasn't changed front en the
lefty principle that forbade his signature
of the appropriation bills during the extra
session. The Era shuts its eyes te the
fact that the very messenger who brought
in the message vetoing the " little defi
ciency bill," en the sole ground that there
was a rider en it, brought te Congress the
announcement that Mr. Hayes had signed
the army bill, which also contained a rider
that forbidding the use of troops at the
polls. During the halcyon days of the
Republican party, Republican majorities
in Congress placed no less than three hun
dred and eighty-seven riders upon appre
priatien bills, and the wicked Brigadiers
thought tha ; a Republican president, even
if he was a fraudulent one, might shut his
eyes for once te the enormity of the
offense, when perpetrated by themselves.
The wicked rider te the deficiency bill
that caused the virtuous Hayes te send the
measure back te the Heuse, where it origin
ated, without his approval, provides that
hereafter all appointments of special dep
uty marshals shall be made by the circuit
court of the United States for the district
in which such marshals are te perform
their duties ; but should there be no ses
sion of the circuit courts in the states or
districts where such marshals are te be
appointed, the district judges are author
iced te convene their courts for the pur
pose, and appoint deputies in equal num
bers from the different political parties,
and the persons se appointed shall be
well-known residents of the vetiner pre
cinct in which their duties are te be per
formed. The Philadelphia Telegraph
(Rep.) thinks that every intelligent, fair
minded man, who . prefers an honest
method of doing things te a dishonest one,
and who believes that it can be better se
cured through the intervention of the
eminent judges of the United States cir
cuit or district courts than through the
average United States marshal, will say
that the principle therein sought te be
made the law is wise, just and fair. More
over the clause is net a Democratic infer
nal machine, as has been charged, but
the " work of that staunch
Republican, General Garfield, elected by
the Republican voters of his district net
long age as a Republican representative,
and since elected by a Republican Legisla
ture as a Republican senator.
The conference of the Philadelphia
members of the delegation te the Repub
lican national convention, which has cre
ated se much interest in the public mind,
and imbued it with a vague idea thattheie
is trouble in the camp, and that the Grant
boom is in serious danger of going te
pieces and drifting out te sea, was held at
Secretary Quay's sumptuously furnished
residence last Monday evening. All the
members were present and Mr. McManes
presided. The TelegraplCs narrative of
the affair says that the most informal in
terchange of views revealed the fact that
the delegation occupied the position of the
traditional jury, and that it steed 11 te 1,
the solitary obstinate man who was stilj
disposed te cling te the shivering Grant
boom being Mr. Rewan. The ether eleven
were for Blaine for Blaine en the first
ballet, in spite of the unit rule, and for
Blaine all the time provided, of course,
there aras a probable chance for the nomi
nation falling te The Plumed Knight of
Maine. During the deliberations Senater
Den surprised the party by suddenly ap
pearing in their midst. He had been ap
prised of the approaching dissolution of his
little boom, and hastened te secure its fas
tenings. A running fire was kept up for
some time between the young senator and
the delegates, the result of which revealed
the fact and brought it home te Den Cam Cam
eeon in very emphatic terms that if he saw
fit te insist upon enforcing the unit rule in
the Pennsylvania delegation at Chicago,
the vote of Pennsylvania would there be
cast for Blaine, Den Cameren's among
the rest. Since then there have been goings
te and fro en the part of Den Cameren and
his lieutenants en the one side and Mc
Manes and his adherents en the ether.
McManes proceeded te Washington, yes
terday, it is presumed te have
a conference with Senater Cameren and
te endeavor te convince the latter of the
futility of his present course.
A Plain Issue in Pennsylvania.
Xw Yerk Sun.
With a geed presidential candidate, the
Pennsylvania Democracy may go into the
campaign with every prospect of wresting
that important state from the Republi
cans. The Cameren ring has done everything
in its power te defeat the Republican party
in Pennsylvania. It seems determined te
se shape events as te put every form of
corruption directly at issue. Te the cor
ruptions of Giantism, the Camcrens and
their creatures, who compose the state ad
ministration, have deliberately added the
corruptions of Kembleism.
The pardon of Kemble and his associates
sentenced for bribery, the flat refusal of
the convention of last year, and the signif
icant emission of the convention of this
year, te condemn the riot bill rascalities ;
and the aid and comfort extended te the
criminals by the leaders of the Republican
party, net only in theirprivate but in their
political capacity, make this an issue which
ought te be worth thousands of votes te
Meanwhile the Democracy have put
themselves in position te receive the lull
benefit of this issue, by incorporating in
their platform, both last year and this,
the following resolution :
"That the recent attempt, under the
personal direction of ruling Republican
leaders, te debauch the Legislature by
wholesale bribery and corruption, and take
from the commonwealth four millions of
dollars, for which its liability had never
been ascertained, is a fresh and alarming
evidence of the aggressiveness of corporate
power in collusion with political rings,
and should receive the signal condemnation
of the people at the polls"
Thus the Democrats are all right en
this momentous question, while the Re
publicans are all wrong.
In the U. S. Senate yesterday, Mr.
Wheeler being absent, Mr. Thurman was
chosen president pre tempore, and took the
chair. Mr. Eaten, from the committee en
appropriations, reported the Heuse bill ap
propriating $250,000 for the public printing
office. Mr. Windem moved te add for pay
ment of deputy marshals' fees during the
current fiscal year, $C00,000. After
debate the amendment was re
jected by a party vote, and the
bill, as reported, passed. Mr. Morgan
introduced a concurrent resolution, provid
ing a rule for the counting of the electoral
vote, and 3Ir. Bayard introduced a bill
regulating the pay and appointment of
deputy marshals. The District of Colum
bia appropriation bill was passed. The
conference report en the Indian appropia apprepia appropia
tien bill was taken up, but, without acting
upon it, the Senate went into executive
session, and afterwards adjourned.
In the Heuse the conference report
en the Indian appropriation bill was agreed
te. The postemco appropriation will was
considered, and the main question being
ordered, the Heuse took a recess until
10:30 this morning, se as te dispose of the
bill before the regular business of the day.
Delaware County Democrat.
We lay before our readers
the admirable and truthful deline
ation of the life and character
of Pennsylvania's greatest statesman and
model Democrat, ex-Judge Jeremiah S.
Black, as published in the Philadelphia
Times of the 23d nit., under its " White
Heuse Gallery." Judge Black is net a
candidate for the presidency, nor is his
name being especially urged by his friends
for that position ; yet it may with truth
be said, that his nomination at the pres
ent juncture, by tne .Democratic national
convention, would confer a greater honor
upon the party, and mere generally com
mand the approbation of patriotic and
thoughtful citizens, than that of any ether
man in America.
That Black Herse a Nightmare.
Chambersburg Valley Spirit.
This is net a geed year for dark horses.
That black one which Mr. Hensel of the
Lancaster Intelligencer mounted Judge
Black upon, in imagination, was altogether
4-a a JamI. T4- nmenT atlTa 4-A mi, n -A1
lW U4U1L. AW POOH .W VW AU c ft CCJL
without its wind giving out. The Carlise
Sentinel says the animal was a fancy in the
writer's mind, as the jndge always
travelled ever our mountains by stage
coach or private carriage.
OHIO'S VOICE FOB THCBHAN.
Delegates Instructed te Vete
for Him as a Unit.
In the Ohie Democratic convention at
Columbus yesterdiy Geerge L. Converse,
of Franklin county, was chosen permanent
chairman, and W. J. Gleasen, of Cuyaho
ga county, secretary. Mr. Converse, in
addressing the convention, said that none
of the candidates named by the Republi
cans expected te be legally elected, but ex
pected, either by force, chicanery, or
fraud, te force themselves into office.
The following platform was adopted
with cheers, and without discussion :
"Eesrtced, That the Democratic party of
Ohie recognize the long service and the
great ability and steadfast advocacy of
constitutional liberty which mark the
career of Allen G. Thurman ; and, con
fiding in his rectitude and fitness for chief
executive et the republic, cordially instruct
the delegates-at-large this day appointed,
and request the district delegates chosen
by the several districts of the state, te
present te the national Democratic conven
tion the name of this tried statesman as
our candidate for president of the United
States, and te use all honorable means te
secure his nomination.
"Jiesehed, That in order that Ohie may
have the full influence and power in the
national Democratic convention te which
her position in the Union entitles her, we
hereby instruct the Ohie delegation te that
convention te case tue vote ei tne state as
"Jiesehed, That.'werecemmendjthc Dem
ocratic national convention te adept the
two-thirds rule in nominating candi
1 he following were elected delegates at
large te the Cincinnati convention : J. H
Wade of Cleveland, James B. Steedman of
Teledo, Jehn McSweeney of Wooster, and
Durbin Ward of Lebanon. A. V. Rice of
Ottawa, Themas E. Powell of Delaware,
Charles Hebb of Hamilton and A. R. Van
cleaf of Pickaway were chosen alternates.
REVOLT AGAINST GRANT.
The Anti-Third Term Convention Xen
Tork Delegates Against Grant.
An anti-third term convention was held
at St. Leuis yesterday, and it adopted res
olutions protesting against the nomination
el ueneral tirant. A committee was an
pointed te take further action in the event
of his nomination at Chicago. The rese
lutiens will be sent te Chicago.
A letter has been published at Albany
by State Senater Rolertsen,one of the dis
trict delegates, declaring that he will vote
for Mr. Blaine at Chicago until the contest
is ended. Three ether district delegates,
it is said, will vote against General Grant.
ine sun says tne letter, However, is
something mere than a simple announce
ment of his purpose. It is the beginning
of an organized movement that will cost
Gen. Grant from 21 te 23 votes from the
New Yerk delegation. The letter was net
written and made public until Senater
Robertsen was certain that a sufficient
number of the New Yerk delegates were
ready te support him in such announce
ment as has new been made. It is the
first step in a movement which will be
mere fully develeped in a dayer two.
Senater Robertsen, in 1876, at Cincin
nati, did net vote en the first ballet for
Senater Conkling. He voted then for
James G. Blaine.
A dispatch irem w asmngten also says
twenty-four of the New Yerk delegates will
also ignore the unit rule. It is reported in
Washington that the Pennsylvania dele
gation at Chicago may be controlled by the
Blame men, and cast its vote as a unit.
four States Fer Blaine.
itcpueiican conventions were held yes
terday in JNew Hampshire, Acw .Jersey,
Marylaud, Delaware, Tennessee and Mis
sissippi. The delegations from all except
the two states last named arc cither solid
for Mr. Blaine or nearly se. The Tennessee
delegation, as reported yesterday, is for
Grant. The Mississippi delegation is di
vided between Shernian,Grant and Blaine.
In Tennessee, a platform was adopted, in
which the party declared for honest pay
ment of public debts in an earnest manner.
Alvin S. Hawkins was nominated for gov
ernor. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Baseball : At Albany Albany, 12 ; Na
A women's six-day walking match be
gan in San Francisce en "Wednesday night.
The Southern Baptist convention met in
Lexington, Ky., yesterday. Dr. P. II.
Hill, of Georgia, was elected president.
A British brig has arrived at the Dela
ware Breakwater with yellow fever en
beard. One of the crcwdied et yellow
fever en "Wednesday night.
The stockholders of the Valley railroad
of Virginia met in Staunton yesterday and
decided te negotiate a mortgage and com
plete the read from Staunton te Salem at
It is reported from different sections of
Virginia that the growing tobacco plants
are beiug rapidly destroyed by the tobacco
fly. The farmers in many instances are
planting ground prepared for tobacco with
corn and peas, and it is said that net mere
than a fourth of the usual crop of tobacco
will be made this season.
The supreme ledge of the Independent
Order of Mechanics, held a session in
Washington yesterday, and issued war
rants for new ledges in St. Leuis, "Wash
ington and Alexandria. A parade of the
supreme ledge and the subordinate ledges
of the district, 1,500 strong, took place in
Twe young men named Crocker and
McMillan, were drowned yesterday in a
mill pond, six miles south of Raleigh,
N. C. They were attending a pic-nic.
The beat containing McMillan, Crocker
and Miss Annie Mitchell was capsized, and
the two former, while attempting te save
Miss Mitchell, went under. Charlie Jor Jer
dan, a lad who was near, saved the young
lady after great exertion.
At a meeting of the beard of trade at
Quebec, en Wednesday, a resolution was
unanimously adopted urging the Domin
ion and local governments te take such
measures as will secure the independence
of labor and protect the lives of these at
work. The Quebec police beard, the same
evening, advertised for two hundred addi
tienal policemen in view of threatened
Jehn C. Watsen and D. C. "Weeks,
prominent stock brokers of Bosten, sus
pended yesterday, owing te the decline in
Hartferd and Erie bends, in which they
had largely invested. "Watsen's liabilities
are estimated at about $350,000. It is said
that he has arranged te dispose of the se
curities held by him at 45, which will en
able him te resume immediately.
At half-past eight o'clock yesterday
morning while Principal Keeper McKelvy
of the Elmira (N. Y.) reformatory, in
company with a first-class prisoner, was
attempting te punish an insubordinate con-,
vict named Edward Symonds, sent from'
New Yerk for burglary, the prisoner
plunged a long case-knife, sharpened te a
fine point, in the pit of the stomach of Mc
Kelvy. The latter fell dead in the corri
dor without speaking a word.
A four-story brick building in Cleveland,
Ohie, occupied by the Telegraph supply
company, W. J. Morgan & Ce., litho
graphers, and ethers, was almost entirely
destroyed by fire yesterday. The total less
is about $200,000, of which $150,000 is en
the Telegraph supply company. Tuescher
& Ce.'s distillery in St. Leuis was destroy
ed yesterday by a fire caused by the ex
plosion of a still. Less, $60,000, One of
the employees was burned te death, and
another is reported missing.
At Cochrantewn, .in the oil country,
Frank "Wilsen committed suicide by shoot sheet
ing himself en Tusday.
J. M.Thompsen, of Oil City, while at
work en an oil tank, at Olean, fell a dis
tance of twenty-five feet and was fatally
The Breakwater, a new iron steamer of
120 tens burthen, built for the Old Domin
ion company, was launched at Reach's
ship yard in Chester, Pa., yesterday morn
Lewis Stolpe, aged 12 years, while play
ing "circus," burst a bleed vessel yester
day morning at Seuth Easten and died in
a few hours. The accident occurred while
the boy was jumping, during which he
tripped and fell.
Mr. "Wm. J. P. White, supervisor of the
census for Philadelphia, was sworn in yes
terday, it has been determined te hnve
an enumerator in each of the election divi
sions in Philadelphia. This will make
nearly 700 appointments, and Mr. White
has already received about four thousand
applications for the place.
Yesterday afternoon Timmons's row of
five brick tenement houses, in Seuth Eas Eas
eon, was gutted by fire. Fer an hour only
one stream was put en the flames aud
that had te be sent through 1,800 feet of
hose, as it was impossible te get water
nearer. An inaccuracy in sending the
alarm caused a delay en the part of the
firemen. The less was $4,000 above
the insurance, which was in the Saucon
Rev. O. S. Prcscett has determined te
resign the rectership or St. Clement's
church, Philadelphia, and has prepared a
letter tendering his resignation, which is
new in the hands of a committee who will
lay the matter before the vestry at their
meeting te-night, when it is expected that
the resignation will be finally acted upon.
Its acceptance will doubtless end the pres
ent controversy, but if net accepted the
vestry will of ceurse assume the responsi
bility for the future relations of the parish
with the diocese.
Decline of the Nail Beem.
The Western iron association held a
special and private meeting in Pittsburgh
en Wednesday, and unanimously agreed te
reduce the card rate te $2,50. The reason
for this heavy reduction was that the stores
in Cleveland and Chicago were selling at
that figure. The six weeks suspension in
the nail department brought very few or
ders, and, as the iron market generally is
in a similar condition a general suspension
et puddling lsexpectcd.
Three hundred stove makers in Cincin
nati have struck against a reduction of
At Any Cost.
New Yerk Sun.
But it is almost farcical te discuss this
beard' s outrageous violations of its own
rules. Kemble had te be kept out of a
striped suit at any cost, for Kemble was
desperate, and he held the power of life
and death ever reputations better than his
A Republican Vindication Ticket for 1880.
Fer President Ulysses S. Grant, of Illi
nois. Fer Vice President William II. Kem ble,
Ironsides B. B. C.
The Ironsides baseball club originally
organized in 1809, has been revived and
reorganized the following named gentle
men being its officers :
Manager A. C. Speacc.
President F. Ceuyngham.
Secretary II. Kleiss.
The nine players are as fellows : King,
catcher ; Cosgrove, pitcher ; Zearcher,
short step ; Brown. 1st base ; Miller, 2d
base ; Pepper, ed base ; Arneld, left
field ; Wilsen, centre field ; Ililer, right
Te-morrow afternoon the club will for
the first time since reorganization appear
in their new suits made by J. Reach, of
Philadelphia, and play with a picked nine
composed of members of the old Iiensides
club. The game will be played en the
Ironsides grounds between the Pennsylva
nia and Reading railroads in the northwest
ern part of the city.
A Lancaster Lady Among Her New Rela
tives. An Idaville correspondent of the Get
tysburg Compiler writes te it as fellows :
Rev. P. W. Greup, of the Evangelical
association, accompanied by his newly
wedded wife from Lancaster city, paid a
visit te his parents in Tyrene township,
April 28. An excellent supper was in wait
ing for them, and refreshments in abund
ance were served for the friends. One of the
pleasures of the evening was the presence
of the Idaville cornet band, under the
leadership of Mr. Crist. They rendered
some very fine music, which served te
make the occasion mere interesting and
pleasant. A party was served for the
band, and after indulging in many expres
sions of geed will, the screnaders retired te
their homes. The bridal party left en the
morning of the 29th for their new home at
Glen Reck, Yerk, county, where Rev. P.
W. Greup is new stationed. They bear
with them many kind wishes from many
Yerk County Democrats.
Captain Frank Geisc, chairman of the
Democratic county committee of Yerk,
announces that the election for delegates
te the Democratic county convention, te
nominate candidates for sheriff, district at
torney, register of wills, four members of
the Legislature, county surveyor and one
director of the peer, will be held in the
different townships, boroughs and ward?,
en Saturday, June 5th, 1880, at the usual
places for holding such elections. The
convention te nominate a ticket will meet
in the court house at Yerk, en Tuesday,
June 8, 1880, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Increase In Pay.
The pay rolls of the Pennsylvania rail
road company are new being made up by
the pay department for the month of
April. Frem these, it is observed, the
greatest increase is equal te twenty per
cent., while the smallest will net exceed
one per cent. Clerks in the freight de
partment receive ten per cent., while cer
tain officials only receive one per cent ad
vance. The laborers are increased from
ten te twelve and fourteen cents per
The Trip te Chicago.
A number 'of the Knights Templar of
this city will accompany the Reading com cem
mandery en their trip te Chicago, where
the triennial encampment of the grand
conclave of the Knights Templar will fbe
held en August 17, and they will be fur
nished with Pullman palace cars en the
Pennsylvania railroad and will be all ac
companied by the Ringgold b md. of Read
ing. Pigeon Fie in Plenty.
On the Harrisburg express east this
morning a part of the freight consisted of
10,000 pounds of wild pigeons, caught in
the vicinity of Elmira, N. Y., and intended
for the New Yerk city market.
MOUNT JOV ITEMS.
Frem Our Regular Correspondent.
The potato bug and the office-seeker
having put in their appearance in this
vicinity this week, the season may be con
sidered fairly under way, but few less
than a baker's dozen of the latter annoyed
many of our citizens the past two days.
Of the several fine hotels in this place
may be named the Red Lien, which is, as
usual, in first-class order. The guests are
many ? are well taken care of by the pro
prietor, Jehn B. Shelly, of whom we will
only say '.'he is the right man in the right
On Thursday morning Will Spickler,
foreman at D. II. Engle's furniture estab
lishment, met with a painful accident.
He was engaged at sawing a piece of lum
ber at D. Reet, Sen '& Ce.'s plow works
when two lingers of his left hand were
caught in the circular saw. Dr. F. 31.
Harry was obliged te amputate the oue
near the first jeiDt, while the ether is
According te tradition and ether weather
prophets, Ascension Day should be visited
with occasional showers of rain and mild
gales. But yesterday was a rebuke te the
false prophets and a direct contradiction of
tradition, for it was fair, and the atmos
phere glowed with vernal warmth. As is
the custom farm work was generally sus
pended, and our streets were lively with
the country folk. A large number of young
ladies and gentlemen from the surrounding
townships spent the day a Wild Cat glen,
along the Susquehanna. In town but few
of the stores were closed and the public
schools were open.
The public schools will close en Monday
next. The pupils of the high school have
been examined in philosophy, English lit
erature and United States history. The
examinations were written and the work
was well done.
Ed. F. Duulau, night telegraph operator
at this place, will go te Columbia te fill
the position of operator in the dispatcher's
Seme of the fanneis have planted corn.
The grain and grass fields appear unusual
ly line and premise te yield abundantly.
The weather is faverable te the tobacco
plauts and they are fast stretching their
leaves. They are of all sizes, but the
largest will net be lit te set out within thu
next ten days.
The store roeom which was lately used
for a gents' furnishing store by J. K.
Hoerner, is occupied by O. J. Hellcgla.ss,
where may be seen a fine display of frames
and oil paintings.
There are three candidates for census
enumerator of this district, Peter Brunner,
M. M. Leib and Henry C. Bernhaidt. The
confirmation of Supervisor Snewtlcu
knocked the slate into smithereens, and
certain political adherents as yet remain
unpaid. Almest two months age, when
everything appeared lovely, we could have
informed certain ones hew useless their
efforts were at that time.
Several months age there were steps
taken te form a hail insurance com
pany by a number of gentlemen of this
neighborhood. The project has been
abandoned. Jehn II. Zeller is the agent
at this place for the Pennsylvania mutual
hail insurance company of Yerk, Pa.
Court met ycsteiday morning at nine
o'clock, all the juatices present except
Sharswood and Gicen.
In the matter of the Susquehanna boom
company vs. West Branch boom company,
an application for attachment for disobey
ing an injunction, etc., the court made the
following order : Defendant having purg
ed itself of any intentional violation of the
injunction, time is given the defendant te
remove without delay every obstruction it
has put between the piers and the ueith
bank of the river, and in the meantime thu
application is continued till further
The following Lancaster county cases
were argued :
Moere vs. Hanover Junction and Sus
quehanna railroad company. S. II. Rey
nolds for defendant in error.
Esbenshadc vs. Kellcngcr. S. II. Rey
nolds for plaintiil in error; P. D. Baker
and D. G. Eshleman for defendant in error;
A. II. Smith in reply.
Farmers' Mutual fire insurance com
pany vs. Barr. J. Hay Brown for plaintiil"
in error ; I). McMuIIeuand S. II. Reynolds
for defendant in error; II. M. North in
Bemar vs. Dunlap. B. F. Davis for
plaintiil' in error ; B. F. Eshleman for de
fendant in error.
Apple's appeal. S. P. Eby for appel
lant ; Eugene G. Smith for appellees. I).
G. Eshleman in reply.
Rudy's appeal. William R. Wilsen for
appellant ; M. Brosius for appellee.
Pater's appeal. S. II. Reynold for ap
pellant. Solemon vs. Fiey. Judgment of neu
Court adjourned until 9 o'clock te-morrow
The Firemen's Kxcurslen.
The Empire hook and ladder fire com
pany has completed its arrangements for
the visit te Chambersburg next week en
the occasion the great parade and fire
men's jubilee. Frem a circulur issued
by Chief Marshal Siimuel W. Altick, in
anticipation of the event. The following
paragraphs are of public interest :
The headquarters of the company at
Chambersburg will be the National hotel.
Each member going en the excursion
will wear the full equipments ordered by
the company, viz : black pants, blue shirt,
black tie, white gloves, hat and fatigue
The company will leave hereon Wednes
day, May 12, at 11 a. m., and arrive in
Chambersburg at 4 p. m., where it will be
received by the Vigilant II. fc L. Ce., and
escorted te the hotel. Will leave Cham
bersburg at 1 p. m., May 14, and arrive
home at G: 25 p. m. The members will
meet at the truck house at 9:150 a. m. en
May 12, and go en a short street parade
before going te the depot. The route will
be as fellows : Ferm at truck house, down
Duke te Orange. Orange te Lime, Lime te
East King, East King te Centre Square,
up North Queen te depot.
On the first evening in Chambersburg,
the members of the cempauy will be enter
tained at a banquet tendered by the ladies
The mayor had seven customers' before
him this morning, two of whom (vagrants)
were discharged, and five drunken and
disorderly persons were committed te the
county jail for different periods of time.
One of them, Themas Housten, a chronic
offender, was held te answer at court as a
liad te Fay the Costs.
Last evening, Jehn Cenlin, jr., who was
engaged in the fight at the American hose
house en Tuesday evening, had a hearing
before Alderman Barr, and after paying
all costs he was discharged.