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LANCASTER DAILY ittTEtLIGMcER FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1880
FRIDAY EVENING. MAT 21, 1880.
Toe Much and Toe Slew Election.
The reason given by the majority in
the lower house of Congress for wishing
te adjourn new, is that no business will
be done after the presidential nomina
tions are made and the presidential cam
paign is opened. The fact is probably
se ; "but the admission of it is net calcu
lated te give us great respect for our po
litical constitution. "We naturally com
pare the speed and quietude with which
a change of government has just been
made in England with the lengthened
period of turmoil which is before us be
fore we can get our government started
en another four years term. In England
the administration which has just been
turned out by the people has ruled the
nation for sir years. During this period
there has been no election excitement
and the people were left te give all their
attention te their affairs of business,
pleasure and study. When the time came
in which it became a question whether
the administration of public affairs was
being conducted according te the people's
wish, the matter was referred te them,
and within a few weeks their decision
was rendered and their new officials
placed in power.
We declare that no one can view the fa
cility and frankness with which the pop
ular will was thus obtained and executed
in that monarchical form of government
without seeing tliat in these regards that
country's political constitution is mere
effective than our own, and mere truly
democratic. Monarchy is but the form
of England's political constitution, De
mocracy its essence. We surely ought
te profit by the leaching whicli it gives
us of the way te secure a popular ver
dict. Why should we be constantly dis
turbed with elections, and after all con
stantly suffer under a government which
is no longer in sympathy with the people ?
Why should we for months have
nothing mere interesting te talk
of in our newspapers and clubs
than the question as te who shall be
the party candidate for president ? And
why, for the next six months, should
we be excited ever the contests
of the parties for supremacy V And
possibly for- still another term of
months be in agony as te the seating of
the successful candidate ? Why should
our representatives be disabled from at
tending te their duties new by the influ.
ence of the far-off election ? Hew can
we contemplate the English Parliament?
dissolving at the first note of the contest,
its members going themselves te the
people for instructions, and shortly reas
sembling with the issue settled, the ex
citement ever, and ready te transact the
nation's business, without feeling morti
fied at the contrast afforded te our own
clumsy and time-consuming election
The facts are disgraceful te our
democracy. It is disgraceful that
our Congress needs te adjourn new,
with thousands of measures de
manding its consideration, because
it cannot give it te them in the
coming protracted period of political agi
tatien. It is an outrage upon the people
that their business must be thus neglected.
It is a shame that the people themselves
must be fretted with a six months' po
litical battle. They are ready te give
their verdict te-day. They will net be
any mere ready when their minds have
been inflamed by months mere of politi
cal agitation and politicians' badger
ing. Our political battles are simply
disgusting and disgraceful, and insanely
absurd. We have ether mere important
duties in life than te decide whether
Tem, Dick or Harry shall rule us. That
is an important duty. But there is no
manner of need that we shall talk about
it, and fight about it, and get drunk ever
it with excitement, if net with liquor,
for a half year before we are prepared te
meet the responsibility and discharge the
That we are such idiots discourages
any confident belief that we are fitted for
self-government. After all our conten
tion we all knew that the chances are
small that we will select the best
men. That kind we are afraid te nomi
nate. We need a peculiar kind of candi
date te run successfully. He needs te be
a hardy sort of a jackass that can run the
gauntlet of all sorts of attacks and have
life enough left in him te totter ever the
goal. He must be an animal who will
run kindly under the direction of his
trainers, who will mind the bit and take
the whip well, and who won't care hew
much he earns the world's contempt, se
that he secures the purse.
We de think that some speedier and
mere efficient methods should be estab
lished of finding and declaring the popu
lar judgment. Geed sense commands it,
and nothing forbids it that we can see.
Affiicted editors cry for it, a disturbed
people pray for it, and even perspiring
politicians would welcome it. Why can
we net get it ?
The Star Routes.
Senater Wallace lias voted te strike
out of the postal appropriation bill the
prevision inserted by the Heuse, the
effect of which was te require the Star
routes, which are new let at an extrava
gant rate, te be readvertised in October;
but giving the present holders the privil
ege of continuing te held them at a cer
tain rate whicli the Heuse thought te be
a fair and full compensation. This ar
rangement seemed te be the very essence
of fairness te the contractors and of jus
tice te the government. It is charged
that these routes are new let
at a price much greater than the
service is worth. Whether or no this is
the fact would have been determined at
the future letting. The present contrac
tors have no reason te complain, since the
government has reserved the power te
annul the contracts with them. There
does net seem te be any geed ground for
Senater Wallace's position in favor of
the contractors. He states none. There
is no reason why he should champion
them. Pennsylvania pays a full part of
the expense of these Star routes and
get none of the benefits of them. They
serve the trans-Mississippi country.
Whatever is necessary should be expend.
d te serve it well. We believe in widely
extended postal facilities. But the ques
tion here is net as te the propriety of the
Star routes, but simply whether the con
tractors are net being ever-paid. It is
charged that it is a big steal. It is wide,
ly believed that Assistant Postmaster
General Brady and these contractors
constitute a select beard of thieves, com
bined together for mutual profit at the
public expense. " We are very sorry te
see Senater Wallace voting se as te pro
mote the success of this conspiracy if it
The Prohibition ieliticians are net
always wise, and their resolutions and
candidates often fail te recommend
themselves te many people who sympa
thize largely with them en the main
issue. But they hit the bull's eye in
their deliverance against the pardon of
the riot bill bribers. They voiced the
common opinion of right-thinking people
of all parties. When the ides of Novem
ber come around and judgment is called
en this issue the Republican censpiratcrc
who would assassinate " virtue, liberty
and independence," in Pennsylvania will
find that the sentiment against their in
famy is deeper and stronger than they
The bummer he bummetli these politi
Tue locusts are in blossom,
The present Republican state of Beaver
county is opposition te all forms of a third
term. Mr. Quay should go out there and
leek after his fences.
It is about this time that the fend hus
band slips from the upper step te the en
try iloer,by reason of a bar of house clean
er's soap, put by the careful wife where it
will de the most geed.
The present United States library con
sisting of 373,000 volumes, will amount te
2,150,000 in sixteen years, at the present
rate of increase, and therefore requires a
The marked newspapers new sent te us
from Washington, D. C, booming Judge
Field for president, are directed in the
handwriting of the same person who was
recently sending us anti-Randall circulars
and Hancock documents. The scenes
shift tee rapidly.
Tjieiie was a suspicious haste in Gov.
Colquitt's appointment of cx-Gev. Brown
te succeed U. S. Senater Gorden, resigned.
The people of Columbus. Ga., have had a
meeting and passed resolutions regretting
the resignation of Senater Gorden, and de
claring Cenquitt deserving the strongest
censure in appointing Brown te succeed
him ; that Brown is net a representative
of Georgia nor of the Democratic party.
There seems te be some ground for their
D. K. Jenes, the inventor and first
manufacturer of lucifer matches, died at
Chillicethc, Ohie, en Tuesday, aged 80
General B. F. Buti.ek, his two sons, his
son-in-law, General Ames, and some ether
friends, in all a party of twelve, arc
going en a month's pleasure trip te Cali
When General Jeseph E. Jehnsen and
General B. F. Cheatham met at Nash
ville the ether day they embraced each
ether, while tears rolled down the checks
Ex-Governer Buewx, of Georgia, new-
United States senator, in the Southern Bap
tist convention at Lexington, Ky., made a
speech in behalf of an educated ministry
and gave $30,000 toward a theological sem
"William Ames, a son of the late Fisher
Ames and a brother of. Judge Seth Ames
of the Massachuscts supreme court,dreppcd
dead at Ceeley's hotel, Springfield, en
Wednesday evening, Mr. Ames was 79
years of age.
An enterprising member of the St. Leuis
dental association has discovered that
Geekge Wasaingten were a set of false
teeth that cost him $300, though a much
better set can new be had for 13. The
teeth were made of ivory blocks, set en a
Senater Blaine used te wear an amulet,
which his -dying Catholic mother had
placed around his neck, and which he half
seriously spoke of as his protection against
evil. Four years age, when he was sun
struck en the steps of the capitol, he was
carried home unconscious and half un
dressed. When he came te himself the
amulet was gene, and he, in spite of con
stant efforts, has never been able te re
A gavel beautifully made of 110 pieces
of hickory weed has been presented te S.
J. Randall by an ingenious Georgian me
chanic. The donor mentioned that he be
lieved Mr. Randall " te be a true type of
' Old Hickory' " and Mr. Randall, in a
letter of thanks, said that he could net
overlook the fact that the gavel was " the
handicraft of one who cherishes the mem
ory and principles of Old Hickory, whose
patriotism and statesmanship I have ever
held in deep veneration."
The Pieus Chandler.
It was that pious and geed man, Mr.
Bill Chandler, who some months aj;e
opened the Blaine literary bureau with
prayer. We shall all hope that he has re
served enough actual piety through all the
vicissitudes of this spring te be able te
close that literary bureau in a becoming
way. He should begin some of the pre
liminary preparations new. There is al
ways danger that a sudden movement will
produce a deplorable case of profanity in a
man like Chandler.
Net a lioeui, but a Buzz.
A private letter from a prominent Dem
ocrat in Richmond, received here, ques
tions the reported Field boom iu that city
by saying : " Field's friends carried no
primary elections. They elected no dele
gates te the state convention, and there
was no combination of all ether candi
dates. Probably fifty-ene delegates,
claimed as Field men, have been inter
viewed, and they deny that they arc for
What Troubles It.
PnUadelpliia Evening Telegraph, Sep.
The Republicans are all either Grant
men, liiame men, or bherman men, or
nobody's men, or their own men ; but the
Democrats, in the coming great contest,
will simply be Democrats, and no man's
LAT3SST NEWS BY MAIL.
Baseball yesterday;. At Chicago Chi
cages, 3; Cleveland, 1. Providence
Providence, 1 ; Bestens, 0. Trey, N. Y.
Treys, 5 ; Wercesters, 2.
The Presbyterian general assembly met
yesterday in Madisen, Wis. Dr. William
M. Paxton, of New Yerk, was elected
moderator by acclamation.
In the Methodist general conference at
Cincinnati yesterday the question of elect
ing a colored bishop was taken up, and
after discussion, indefinitely postponed,
by a vote of 229 te 139.
At California, Ohie, Sirs. Batcman sLet
and killed Mrs. Stinger, who was cutting
grass along the roadside near her house.
The murderess was arrested. Great cx cx
eitemeat prevails ever the affair.
Jehn Jehnsen, under indictment at Buf
falo, N. Y., for passing counterfeit treas
ury notes, has been arrested at Indianapo
lis. Three brothers arc new serving a
term in the Albany penitentiary for the
At Louisville, Ky., yesterday, the Ken
tucky eaksi H m''e dash, was wen by
Longitude in 2: 11J ; the 1 mile dash by
Warfield in 2: 10; the mile dash by Good
night in 1:431, and the 1-1 mile race ever
five hurdles was wen by Frank Short in
The General Assembly ""of the Presbyte
rian church in the United States (Seuth)
convened in the Second Presbyterian church
at Charleston, S. C, yesterday. The open
ing sermon was preached byRev.J. R.Wil R.Wil
eon, D. D., retiring moderator, before 108
commissioners, representing twelve svneds
and fifty-three presbyteries. Rev. T. A.
Heyt, D. D., of Nashville, Tenn., was
elected Moderator ever Rev. James Wood Weod Woed
rcw, D. D., by a vote of 59 te 47.
Yesterday was the last day of the spring
meeting of the National Fair association,
at Washington, D. C. The first race, a
compensation purse for all ages, lj mile,
was wen by Scetilla in 2:11, the second,
the Willard hotel cup, for all ages, two
miles, was wen by Checkmate in 3:3C ;
the third, a consolation purse, mile heats
for all ages, was wen by Vagrant in 1 :44J ;
1:43, the first heat being taken by Edwin
A. in 1:44', and the steeple chase handi
cap was wen by Disturbance.
A fight occurred in Wharten township,
Fayette county, in which a man named
Scisler was fatally cut by Jehn Redehaver.
Willie Giles, six years old, of Erie, was
drowned by falling from the deck while at
Jehn Winckle, who had his leg crushen
en the Reading railroad at Conshohocken,
died at the Pennsylvania hospital, Ph ila
dclphia. Jehn Mealy, aged 23 years, residing
three miles from Tionesta, Ferest county,
was struck by lightning and instantly
killed. He was en a wagon at the time.
The storm was heavy.
A chariot belonging te Fercpaujrh's
circus fell ever an embankment at Oil City
and was smashed te pieces. One of the
horses was killed, and it is thought the
driver will die.
Mrs. Andrew Bessiugcr, who lives about
five miles from Mifflin, while getting
a bucket of water from a run close te her
house, fell into the water and was
Near Mifflin Emanuel Weed was killed
yesterday in an eremine by the falling in of
the slate reef. When found there were
two feet of slate and dirt en him. He lived
only one hour. A Mr. Stinc was also se
verely, but net dangerously, hurt by the
Hen. Jehn Reilly, says he will net con
test Congressman Coffroth's renominatien.
Gen. Coffroth's course in Congress has
been entirely satisfactory, and he is in
favor of his renominatien, believing him
te be the strongest candidate of his party
in the district.
In Shade township, Somerset county, a
few days age, a whirlwind crossed a por
tion of the farm of Antheny Wcchcnheiscr
and catching up leaves and dry sticks, car
ried them ever a hundred feet into the air,
where they took fire and were consumed.
The wind then disappeared as suddenly as
Henry Auhu, a native of Germany, about
55 years old, committed suicide at 430 New
Market street, Philadelphia, by sheeting
himself through the head. Thb deceased
had served with the United States army in
the Mexican war and during the rebellion.
Consumption caused despondency.
Judge Williams of Tiega county, and
Wm. A. Stene, late of the same place, new
of Pittsburgh, arc in Washington te make
a raid en McCormick's place as United
states district attorney in the interest of
the latter, and call en Hayes and Devens
te tell them that McCormick is a Grant
man and ought te slide.
The village of Walkerville, composed of
twenty or thir,ty houses, situated within
seven miles .of Wintcrbum, Clearfield
county, en the low grade division of the
Allegheny Valley railroad, was destroyed
by lire en Wednesday. The village caught
from the fire in the weeds, which has been
raging in that vicinity for the last three
or four days. The fire is still raging and
fast approaching Wiutcrburn, in which it
will destroy some very valuable property
if net brought under control.
Honoring a Here.
The equestrian statue 'of General Jack Jack
eon by Chirk Mills, which stands en the
capitol grounds at Nashville, was unveiled,
yesterday, in piesence of twenty thou
sand people. A military precession
paraded through the principal streets te
the capitol jrreunds. The ceremonies were
opened by T. A. Atkinson, of the Centen
nial beard of directors of Nashville.
Bishop McTyeire, of the Southern Metho
dist church, offered prayer, Representative
Heuse delivered an oration en Jacksen,
Clark Mills made a few remarks and the
statute was unveiled by Gov. Marks amid
the firing of cannon and the singing of
"anode te Jacksen." .bnech 11. Jenes
who was ene of Jacksen's soldiers, assisted
in the unveiling. There were present at
the unveiling ex-Governer Hendricks, of
Indiana; Governer Blackburn of Ken
tucky; ex-Governer Brown, the new
senator from Georgia ; Generals Jeseph F.
Jehnsen and D. C. Bucll, and Cel. Jehn
C. Burch, secretary of U. S. Senate.
Aged 10 and Attempting Suicide.
Fisher Van Selven, aged 10, of West
Passack, N. J., en Tuesday attempted te
commit suicide. He is an orphan and
works about the farm of Henry Storms,
who has given him a home. Fer several
days he had been moody, and en Tuesday
Mr. Storms, hearing a noise in the wood
shed, went te ascertain the cause. He
found the boy suspended from a beam, life
being nearly extinct. Mr. Storms cut him
down and sent for a physician who revived
him. The lad said he could give no cause
for attempting te take his life, and added
that he had no desire te repeat the experi
ment. Dying With Confluence and Hepe.
Yesterday Mr. James Weedy, a promi
nent citizen of Reidsville, N. C., dropped
dead while talking te his family about re
ligion. Last Sunday he made a profession
of religion, but had net connected himself
with any church. He said yesterday : " I
would net swap my chances for heaven
with any one else," amd, with the words
en his lips, fell from his chair and died
from heart disease.
Gives It Up.
Xcw Yerk Herald.
Mr. Fish and Mr. Washburne, having
put themselves beyond the pale of choice,
there remains no Republican statesman of
"sufficient mark te eclipse General Grant
and defeat his nomination.
ILLINOIS FOR GRANT.
GEN. LOGAN GBTS HIS WORK IN
Kxcitlng and Stormy Session of the Spring
field Convention, Whlca Wheel Inte
Line for the Man en Horse
back by 79 Majority
The Cook County
The Republican state convention of Illi
nois began its session at 9 o'clock, with
every inch of standing room en the fleer
and in the gallery of the Heuse of Repre
sentatives occupied by an interested audi
ence. The committee en credentials re
ported they recommended tha settlement
of the contest in Greene county by admit
ting four Grant and four Blaine delegates
and giving each half a vote. This was ap
proved and the delegates were admitted.
The chair said that the committee would
net be able te report en the Cook county
contest for at least two hours, whereupon
a series of motions te adjourn, te take a
recess, etc., were made, principally for
amusement, with considerable confusion.
Mr. Robbins, of Adams, in behalf of the
Blaine-Washburne men, said the only way
et getting an early report from the com
mittee was by relieving it of part of its
labor. He therefore ettered a resolution
instructing the committee net te consider
the claims of nny contesting delegates who
belted from any convention which met iu
the manner at the place and time desig
nated by the proper authorities.
This hit at the Palmer house delegation
was received with tremendous cheers by
the Blaine-Washburne men, and the mo
tion te table the resolution occasioned
louder applause en the part of the Grant
The call of the counties resulted in tab
ling the resolution by a vote of 351 te 231,
showing 100 majority for the Grant men
outside of Cook county.
The convention then took a reces of one
The Cook County Contest.
The committee en credentials met at
8:30 a. m., and resumed the consideration
of the Cook county contest. Mr. Kirk
Hawes presented a written statement of
the position of the Farwell hall delegation
relative te the pledge required by the con
vention te abide by its decision as fol fel
" The delegates from the county of Cook
from the regular convention held at Far
well hall, denying for themselves and their
constituents any lawful power in the con
vention or in this committe te impese en
any contestant any conditions whatever
precedent te rendering justice according
te law and equity as well, de hereby sub
mit, under petest, te the resolution, as we
understand it, of the unorganized conven
tion in which we were net permitted te
take part,as thejenly means left te prevent
the threatened disfranchisement of the
Republicans of Cook county and the
probable less of the state te the Republi
Mr. Hawes, in explaining the position of
the delegation, said : By appearing here as
we de and according te the terms imposed
upon us, we wish it distinctly understood
that if you shall be pleased te seat a per
tien of this delegation and shall reject a
portion, it is left entirely te our option
whether that portion will go into the con
vention or stay out. We may rescind that
resolution ; we may net. We expect,
however, that we shall stand together, as
we understand it new. Of course, if you
reject us all, then there is no difficulty.
All you can ask under this resolution is
this. We de net intend te create any dis
turbance, as has been circulated here, but
simply intend te act like men, as members
of the Republican party, and de what our
constituents require us te de.
The committee then excluded all out
siders, reporters included, te consider the
sufficiency of this response.
The committee en credentials decided,
bv a vote of 11 te G, that the statement of
the Farwell hall delegation was sufficient.
One hour was allowed each side te present
evidence and arguments, which concluded
at 1 p. m.
The committee then went into secret
The convention reassembled at 2 p. m.
State Senater Fuller, of Beene county, of ef
feied a resolution providing for the giving
of credentials te delegates te the national
convention elected by the district conven
tions. Senater Legan objected te the reso
lution as premature and Fuller withdrew
it. Legan then offered a resolution limit
ing debate en the Coeke county contest te
one hour for each delegation. Carried 388
yeas te 212 nays.
Tlie Committee's Repert.
After a long delay the report of the com
mittee en credentials was submitted ; it
says : We de net find that cither of the
bodies calling themselves the Cook county
convention was either regular or legiti
mate, or that their action as such could be
of any validity in compelling this conven
tion te treat them as such. We find that
the senatorial districts are entitled te just
and proper representation and that each
of them is entitled te -the same standing
and position here as a county in any ether,
portion of the state. The honest voters at
the primaries are presumed te have desired
representation in this convention in a pro
per inode. This representation they are
entitled te and should have. Stripped of
all technicalities the will of the honest
Republican voters at the primaries should
be effected. Under existing circumstances
this can only be arranged by giving as
nearly as possible the representation here
te the delegates actually elected in the
various wards and districts, and p vying no
regard whatever te the action of any coun
ty couventien. We recommend that the
following named persons be accorded seats
in this convention.
The list accompanying this report gives
the names et oe-lirant delegates lrem the
First, Third and Fourth senatorial dis
tricts and 5G anti-Grant delegates.
A second report, signed by three of the
committee en credentials, states that as
the delegates known as the Farwell hall
delegation had net complied with the reso
lution requiring contestants te agree te
abide by the decision of the convention,
their cases should net be considered, and
recommends that only delegates holding
credentals from the Palmer house conven
tion, representing the First, Third and
Fourth senatorial districts, be admitted
from Cook county.
A third report signed by nine of the
eighteen members of the committee sets
forth the claims of Blaine and AVashburne
delegates from Cook county te admission
as a body.
The Presentation of Cases.
Kirk Hawes, of Chicago, presented the
case of the Farwell hall delegates, and
Emery Sterrs, of Chicago, that of the Pal
mer house delegates. " Beth addresses
were loudly cheered by the adherents en
each side. General Hulburt, of Beene,
moved that the delegates from three sena
terial districts which the Grant men did
net contest be allowed te vote en this ques
tion, but the chair ruled the motion out of
order. A motion te adept Ne. 3, which
recommended the seating of the entire
Farwell hall delegation was defeated
ayes 283, nees 320. The roll call en the
adoption of the first report, which seated
30 Palmer house and 50 Farwell hall del
egates, resulted ajes 341, nees 2G1. The
temporary organization was then made
permanent. The convention then ad
journed till 8 p. m.
The ConTentlen Instructs for Grant.
A resolution declaring Grant the choice
of the convention was adopted by 79 ma
jority? A long discussion then ensued as
te the manner of selecting delegates.
Mr. Cresby of Du Page moved that the
various congressional districts select dele
gates and alternates te the national con
ventien, and that said delegates and alter
nate be declared the choice of the conven
tion. This would have resulted in the choice
of Blaine delegates in several districts,
and opened the great contest before the
The motion was opposed by Senater
Legan in a speech of considerable length,
in which he advocated the right of the
majority of the convention te send te Chi Chi
cage'a solidjdelegatien instructed ferJGrant.
The opposition hooted and hissed, but
the Senater proceeded with his remarks
and was vociferously applauded from time
te time as he cited precedents for the pro
posed action of the Grantmen in the case
Gen. Hurlburt followed Senater Legan in
favor of the resolution, and warned the
convention that it was a dangerous experi
ment te take from the people of the dis
tricts their right of selecting their own
Senater Legan moved the appointment
of a committee of one from each congres
sional district te report a list of delegates
te the national convention, tour te be se
lected from the state at large and two
from each congressional district.
Great excitement followed, and a num
ber of delegates declared that they had
already been selected by their districts as
delegates te the national convention, and
they intended te go there.
The discussion continued at great length
and the disorder finally became se great
that the convention could be considered
nothing less than a mob.
At 12 o'clock indications were that
nothing could be accomplished last night
and there may be a serious belt at any
Why He Want's Grant.
Mere than once Abraham Lincoln sat in
the White Heuse in Washington, watching
the progress of the effort te save the
American republic, as he held in his hand
the lightning pulsations that throbbed
from the heart of General Grant. Where
in these bitter days were the gentlemen
new clamoring for the Republican nomi
nation for the presidency? There is net
a private Union soldier working at his
trade as a mechanic, a farmer, or a mer
chant, that did net de mere for his country
than James G. Blaine, Jehn Sherman,
Elihu Washburn, or Geerge F. Edmunds ;
fifty times mere, judged by the facts, than
any or all these politicians, each of them
trebled and quadrupled. Wee te the peo
ple, malediction te the nation, that in se
short a space of time can forget such ser
vice as that of Grant, and prefer such soft
and easy apprenticeship as that of contriv
A Terrible Situation.
Jack Leng was iu the hands of a mob at
Moberly, Ala. They had placed a noose
about his neck and were completing the
arrangements te hang him. The delay
was painful te the peer fellow, who had
borne up until then with remarkable
bravery. His brother, who had stealthily
approached, seeing that the ordeal, while
it was breaking down Jack's courage,
could only end in his death, drew a revol
ver and shot him dead.
It is stated that Senater Blaine will go
te Chicago and undertake the management
of his forces at the national convention in
person. Arrangements will have te be
made te quarantine that town against sun
stroke. Fixing His Second Inaugural.
" Has Windera get the presidential fever
bad?" somebody asked Bill King, ofMin efMin ofMin
nese. "Bad!" responded William with
infinite scorn, "I should think se; he is
already engaged in preparing his becend
THE POLITICAL TOT.
It Rolls Furiously New Ingredients Mixed
in livery Twelve Hours.
The present political campaign will long
be noted as remarkable for its kaleidoscop
ic changes. A new deal is made every
twelve hours. The lines no longer run
even with the old Bull Ring and Heg Ring
distinctions. They cress at right-angles.
Every politician is interested in some ene
particular fight and is willing te sacrifice
everything else te make that ene point
Jehnsen will combine with anybody te
elect Jehnsen ; McMellen will sit down te
a feast of crew between Senseuig and
Mentzcr te elect Davis ; Hay Brown will
go arm-in-arm te the polls with Warfel te
beat Smith ; Tem Cochran would link arms
with Ames Greff te beat Reinoehl,
and Ed. Martin and Fred Smith
keep step te the Herr Smith music.
There is no regular warfare. It is bush
whacking. In such a contest any result is possible
and the least probable te-day may be the
certain of te-morrow. The count-in of
Saturday night may be the count-out of
The contest of te-morrow will be the
bloodiest ever battled in this county. Its
issue is mere doubtful than that of any
of its predecessors.
It may be very close. It may be very
one-sided and the shrewdest politicians say
that en which side that singleness will be
depends en influences net yet determined
and which may net be set in motion until
the return tinkers have begun their work.
Mylin's friends are sanguine ; se are
Griest's ; se are Davis's. The brag is all
en their side. In fact, they pipe one
tunc. There is a combination between
them in the lower end.
Smith's friends laugh at the politicians'
fuss ever Griest, and say that it is only in
tended te get a couple of townships for
Mylin and Davis.
There is said te have been a new deal
yesterday. The well-authenticated report
of it is that a large portion of the Bull
Ring quit Eberly for Davis ; the trade
was made te save Mylin. The hotter the
New Era gets for Reinoehl the mere des
perate the Bull Ring becomes against him,
and te make his defeat certain they with
the exception of Sensenig, Eshleraan and
Hiestand are reported te have sold out
Eberly for Davis, the consideration being
that McMellen & Ce. shall go for .Mylin.
Such a trade would be bad for Reinoehl,
but it may consolidate Jehnsen's and
Rcinechl's forces and make a clean fight
in the lower end between Smith, Reinoehl
and Jehnsen en one side, and Griest,
Mylin and Davis en the ether.
Such a division might let in Gatchell.
In view of that trade Jehnsen becomes a
leading candidate again.
Indications for te-morrow's political
weather : Squalls and uncertain thunder
and lightning along the furnace hills and
showers at intervals ever the northern dis
trict. Het weather In the city and a fair
field and free fight in the south.
Special Meeting et CeuncUs The General
ApprepriaOeet Ordinance Passed
The $M5,MO Lean Festpeaed.
A special meeting of select and common
councils was held last evening for the pur
pose of censideringnn ordinance creatine
a lean te pay street deficiencies, and also
the ordinance making the annual appro
priations. Select Council.
The following members were present :
Messrs. Deerr, Franklin, Judith, Sales,
Shenk, Zecher and Evans, president.
The president having stated the objects
of the meeting, Mr. Zecher arose te in
quire whether the proposed lean of $15,000
could be legally contracted by the passage
of an ordinance.
The president said.lie thought the money
could net be legally borrowed in the way
proposed. That was his decided convic
tion, but it was for councils and net for
him te determine the matter.
Mr. Zecher moved that council proceed te
second and third reading of the ordi
nance appropriating the public moneys te
the several departments for the ensuing
The ordinance was read a second and
third time and passed item by item, Mr.
Shenk objecting te the amount appropri
ated te the sinking fund as tee large, also
te the state tax en leans, and te the dis
tinctien made between laborers and centrac
ters in the item appropriating $3,000 te
pay for work done by the former, while
the latter are left without an appropria
tion. He thought all the creditors of the
city should be treated alike, and while he
wanted te see the laborers paid, he be
lieved an appropriation should be made te
pay the contractors also.
After seme further remarks the erdi
nance was passed by a unanimous vote
yeas 7, nays none. The taxt of the erdi
nance will be found in our advertising
A ordinance creating a permanent lean
of $15,000 was received from common
Mr. Shenk moved that select council
proceed te consider it,
Mr. Zecher presented the following epin
ion of the city solicitor en the subject,
which was read :
Lakcastku, May 20. 1880.
Gee. IF. Zecher, Esq., Chairman of the Finance
Committee of the City of Lancaster:
Deak Sir : In answer te your request
for an opinion as te whether the councils
of the city can legally increase the city
indebtedness te the amount of $13,000, I
would respectfully say :
That the new constitution, article 9, sec.
8, and the act of 20th of April, 1874, sec. 1
and 2, provide that the debts of municipal
ities shall never exceed seven per cent
upon the assessed value of the taxable pre
perty therein, and that no new debt or m m
crease shall be made te an amount exceed
ing two per cent of such assessed valuation
without the assent of the electors at a pub
A calculation will show that the seven
per cent of the assessed valuation of the
taxable property has net been reached by
the city, but it will also show that the pre
posed lean will increase the debt contracted
since the adoption of the constitution be
yond the two per cent mentioned abeve,
It therefore cannot legally be made with
out a vote of the people and a majority at
such election in favor of the increase.
Ner can the sums paid into the sinking
lund be deducted from the amounts bor
rowed by the city te reduce this indebted
ness. The sinking fund is separate and
distinct from the ordinary treasury fund,
is inviolably pledged te the payment of the
bended debt, and it can neither be dimin
ished nor abolished by the councils. See
act of April 7th, 1838, sec. 3. Alse new con
stitution article 9, sec. 10.
The act of Assembly and the constitution
both contemplate a period at which there
shall be a final extinction of the entire
iudebtuess, which period would never ar
rive if the sinking fund could be constant
ly deducted from the liabilities. It seems
te me that there is but one recourse and
that is te the people. Yours &c,
Ciias. I. Landis,
A colloquial discussion ensued between
Mr. Shenk and the president, the former
affirming and the latter denying the power
of councils te contract the proposed
Mr. Franklin moved that the considera
tion of the ordinance be postponed until
next stated meeting. The motion was
agreed te and council adjourned.
All the members were present, except
Dr. Davis and Mr. Hartley. The clerk
read the call for the meeting, stilting its
object, and council immediately proceeded
te second and third readings of the erdi.
nance authorizing the issuing of a perma
nent lean of $15,000 te pay for Belgian
blocks, macadamizing certain streets, la
bor, material and ether street work, up te
June 1. On final passage all the members
voted for the bill, except Mr. Jehnsen, the
only episode in the proceedings
being Mr. Franklin's objection te the
phraseology of the second section, he
making the point that it did net limit with
sufficient precision the pewer of the mayor
te use the money thus raised for the pay
ment of work done up te June 1. This
precipitated a rather lengthy debate par
ticipated in by Messrs. Hays, Brown,
Beard, Jehnsen, McMulIcn and ethers,
who held that the title and preamble of
the bill clearly designated the mayor's
power in the use of the fund, and that even
if there did remain a surplus en the first
of June of which thcre existed net the
remotest probability the language of the
preamble and first section constituted a
valid restriction upon the use of the money
for any ether purpose than therein desig
nated. Upen being informed that any
amendment te the language of the ordinance
would necessitate further postponement of
final action, Mr. Franklin withdrew his ob
jection. In select council the bill was laid
ever until the next stated meeting. The
full text of the measure as passed in com
mon council is as fellows :
A ulherizing the issuing of a permanent lean for
the payment of all bills contracted by the city
of Lancaster up te June 1, 1SSO, for the laying
of Belgian Bleck Pavement, Macadamizing
certain Streets in said City, and for Ijiber,
Material and General Street Werk.
Secties 1. That from and after the pass
age of tlite ordinance "for a permanent lean
for the payment of all bills contracted by the
city of Lancaster up te June 1,1880, for the lav
ing ei ueigian mock
id city, and fejt labor, ma
terial and ireneral street work," thJr mayor et
the city of Lancaster is hereby authorized and
required te issue coupon Denus or ccrancaies
of indebtedness of the cityjef Lancastcr.in such
forms as are new prescribed for the issuing of
the same.in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars
($15,000); said bends te be in denominations ei
five hundred dollars ($500) and said certificates
te be of denominations of ene hundred dollars
($100) and multiples of one hundred dollars
($100), redeemable in lawful money of the
United States at the pleasure of the city after
five years and within thirty years after their
date, and bearing Interest payable semi annu
ally at the rate et five per cent, per annum ;
and said bends and certificates shall be exempt
from the payment of tax and shall have set
forth and expressed unen their fiien thn nTwtvn
8peetfled conditions. The coupons en said
bends and Interest en said certierates shall be
made payable at the office of the Treasurer of
the; city of Lancaster.
Sac. 3. That the mayor oft hu citr fct herehv-
autherlsed and empowered te sell and dispose
uian tn iuu uuuus uitti i-vitiucniea issued un
der this ordinance at net less than their par
value for lawful money, and te apply the pre
ceeds tnereoner tue payment ei uuis contract
ed for tbe laying of Belgian block pavement,
macadamizing certain streets in the city et
Lancaster, and for labor,materials and general
street work, and for no ether purposes.
sec. 3. An annual tax ei ene-tenin et ene
niiU en aU property subject te taxation for
city purposes is herebv levied te t)uv the nrin-
clpal and interest of the above lean, collect ible
and payable as ether city taxes.
Meetinc ei Lancaster Classls.
This classis met in annual session in St.
Paul's Reformed church, Quarryvillc, en
Thursday, May 20, at 7$ o'clock p. m.
The opening sermon was preached by
the retiring president, Rev. J. II. Pcnna
becker, of Elizabethtown, from Jehn i., 4
The congregation was large and the very
able sermon was listened te with marked
attention. After the services, classis pro
ceeded with its regular business. Upen
calling the roll the following persons
answered te their names, viz :
Revs. Jehn G. Fritchey, Samuel Kuhn,
A. B, Shenkle, Gee. W. Snyder, D. B.
Shuey, L. F. Zinkhan, J. P. Moere, A .
R. Thompson, S. P. Brown, W. T. Ger
hard, D. C. Tobias, Calvin S. Gerhard ,
Darius W. Gerhard, E. V. Gerhart, J. B.
Sliumaker, J. II. Pennabeckcr.
Elders W. H. Seibert, A. Maher, II.
C. Boyd, Jno. Hellinger, Jehn K. Buch
man, Michael Herst, Henry Martin, Daniel
Shatfner J. Ruldolph Suter.
Rev. D. C. Tobias was elected president
and returned thanks for the honor con
ferred. The hours for meeting of classis were
fixed as fellows : Meet at 8 a. m. and ad
journ at 11 ; meet at 1 p. m. and ad
journ at 4J.
Adjourned by singing the doxology and
with a benediction by the president.
Death or a Well-known Railroad Contractei.
James McGovern, brother of Jehn R.
McGovern, Manheim township, and of Pat
rick McGovern, all well-known railroad
contractors, died yesterday about 4 p. m.,
from a complication of ailments from
which he has suffered for a number of
years. Deceased was an unmarried man,
of about 51 years of age. He was born in
county Cavan, Ireland, and came te Amer
ica when a young man. He lias been en
gaged en railroad work in all parts of the
country and helped te build the Lewistewu
and Suubury read. He went te Brazil en
the ill-starred Cellins expedition and lest
health and money in the venture. Re
turning te Lancaster, he suffered acutely
from rheumatism at intervals and was
much shattered in bodily health. Some
weeks age, while staying at his sister.",
Mrs. Redman's, his left arm and leg were
paralyzed. Fer all that, his death yester
day was sudden and unexpected te his rel
atives and friends, who hail left him an hour
previous in about his usual state of health.
He will be buried at 9 a. m., te-morrow
from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Red
man, at the extreme upper end of Nei th
Queen street ; high mass at St. Mary's
church. Mr. McGovern was a jovial, geed
natured and industrious man, who had
many friends and no enemies.
KUNAWAV ACCIDENT .
Thes. J. Houghten Badly Hart.
Last evening, about 6 o'clock, as Thes.
J. Houghten, horse dealer, was speeding a
mare en the track at McGrann's park, blie
became unmanageable, ran off. kicked the
buggy almost te pieces, and, leaving the
track, ran in among the trees at the upper
end of the park. Te save himself, Mr.
Houghten attempted te jump from the
rear of the buggy, but as he turned te de
se, the mare gave him a terrible kick in
the groin, completely disabling him, and
inflicting a dangerous wound. He was
picked up and taken te his home, Ne. 25
North Queen street, where Dr. J. O. Boyd
attended him. The runaway mare did net
belong te Mr. Houghten, but he was
speeding her with a view of purchasing
her ; her owner representing her te be
perfectly gentle and able te trot inside of
FIRE IK YORK.
Empire Car Works Ilnmed.
A telegram from Yerk announces that
the Empire car works, owned by Michael
Schall, of Yerk, Pa., were totally con
sumed by fire last night, involving a heavy
less of property. The fire raged fiercely,
and while the works were burning another
fire broke out in a different section of the
borough. A telegram was sent te Colum
bia for assistance, and the Vigilant steamer
Ne. 2 was get in readiness te go by rail te
Yerk, but just before it was being em
barked at 3 o'clock this morning, another
telegram was received, announcing that
the Yerk firemen had succeeded in getting
the flames under control.
The Water Works.
In accordance with a resolution adopted
by the water committee of city councils,
Superintendent Kitch will hereafter make
a daily report of the height of water in the
city reservoirs, posting one copy in the
mayor's office and another at the station
house. At five o'clock this morning the
eastern basin contained 13 feet and 3
inches, and the western 14 feet 7 inches.
This is about as high as it is safe te fill the
This afternoon the mayor, water com
mittee and a few ether interested parties
visited the city water works and made an
inspection of them.
The Congregational Baptist Brethren will
have their love-feast in the Oregon meet
ing house,' en Sunday, the 30th of this
mouth. The meeting will commence at 9
o'clock Sunday morning, and continue the
whole day. The Lord's Supper and the
breaking of bread ill take place in the
Alfred Bletz wishes us te correct an item
in yesterday's Intellieesceb, in which it
is stated that he had been held te answer
at court for surety of the peace and assault
and battery. It was net Alfred but David
Bletz who was se held.
Geerge Hambright laid upon our tabic
this morning a stock of wheat measuring
4 feet 4 inches, and in full head. It was
plucked from the old Muhlenberg farm
near Federal Springs en the Conestoga.