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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCE 11 MONDAY. MAY 24, 1880.
MONDAY EVENING, MAT 24, 1880.
The Republican primary elections
have come and gene again, and the pub
lic breathes mere freely since there is an
end of the demoralization, the intrigue,
the buying, the drinking and the shame
less political and personal corruption
which annually accompany them.
There is such a prevalence
of all these foul circumstan
ces, in the influences controlling their
conduct and directing their issue, that it
is utterly impossible for anybody te ,tell
just hew far the real sentiment of the
partv is expressed in the final de
termination of the result. There is such
a shameless use of money in the purchase
of the " best workers in the ward," and
in their purchase of the individual voters ;
such a travesty of popular elections in
the casting of fully one-fourth illega
votes, and finally the return is se sub
ject te alteration and tinkering that
it is generally very hard te tell
whether any man counted as elected was
really fairly chosen. Anybody who
steed at any poll in Lancaster en Satur
day could see these things with his own
eyes and in the contemplation of men
and boys, selling their votes en the
highway, must have concluded that it is
time te step this thing if there is te be
left te this community any vestige of an
honest popular election.
Under the old delegate system there
was,te.be sure, some leg-rolling and some
corruption, but it tainted only the few
In the end the candidate nominated had
te have a majority of the party repre
sentatives. Under the present system
corruption permeates the whole mass of
people and every voter becomes a " peliti
cian "with all that the name new im
A rich man who becomes a candidate
has te "bleed" at every pore, and no
matter hew strong he is with the people
lie is compelled, in self preservation, te
furnish his lackeys with money ; te be put
where it will de him most geed. Peer
men only have any hope of success by
putting themselves into the hands of
politicians te be run as a speculation and
by mortgaging te them in advance the
emoluments of their offices.
These influences, exhaled like a poison
ous miasma from the Republican prima
ries, have mildewed our politics and are
corrupting our social life. The law
which brings these primaries under the
statute regulating general elections is
ignored. If it were enforced a dozen
men in every ward in Lancaster could be
sent te jail for last Saturday's work.
The prostitution of justice in its own
courts is the logical outcome of the pros
titutien of the ballet. The betrayal of
official trust is the sequence of the aban
donment of political integrity by the in
dividual voter. "We are indeed fallen
upon evil times.
Hen. A. Heir Smith's nomination for
Congress by a large majority will net sur.
prise anybody. Doubtless his friends
had te avail themselves liberally of the
means by which Republican nominations
are controlled in this county, for which
they had ample resources. If they had
net done se they would have ben over
run in this city and in many districts
where the politicians have a strong foot
hold. Rut beyond such aid Smith has a
firm grip upon the masses of his party
which it would have been very hard fe
anybody te loose. The country people find
him an accommodating, prompt repre
sentative, and they believe him te be
economical in his legislative tendencies,
and a decent man in his personal charac
ter. Length of service and public expe
rience only commend such an one te
their renewed favor and the politicians
have found anew that it is hard
te beat him and they are net likely
te make the effort again ; especially will
they net experiment Avith burnt powder.
Maj. Griest is shelved, te the great satis
faction of some who supported him this
Majer Reinoehl has again demon
strated that he has net the breadth nor
bottom te make the anti-Cameren fight.
He was sold out by his pretended allies
and he. suffered the disadvantage of his
opponents having ten dollars te spend te
one which his friends had. But for all
that, his supporters new see that his can
didacy was a mistake, and if anybody
could have beaten Mylin he was net the
man te de it with. The major's politi
cal career will interest him no mere.
Mylin's re-election is in some measure
due te bold and unscrupulous use of the
worst political influences, te the weak
ness of the opposition te him, te the per
sonal sympathy awakened by the relent
less fight against him and te skillful
trades and combinations en all sides in
As we expected, the fittest candidate
for district attorney comes in at almost
the tail of the race, while about the
worst presses te the front. Mr. Davis
has energy, as his fight shows, but it is
nobody's secret that his professional
character is net such as te recommend
him for the important place of district
attorney. He was probably encouraged
te the hardihood of making himself a
candidate for it by his observation of the
fact that irregularities in the adminis
tration of that office are net punished,
nor the offenders brought te book. His
three immediate predecessors in the
office of district attorney if net
mere of them have been exposed te an
imadversion for abuse of it, without
being held te account by the court ; and
if he shall continue the multiplication of
indictments, the prostitution of justice in
behalf of the best workers of the wards,
and improve en all the methods of these
going before, he will only fulfill the ex
pectation of these who knew him. He
was elected by a small clique of men who
have long age " thrown conscience te the
devil" in politics, and if the community
should reap the whirlwind of his elec
tien they may wake te the re
alization of the fact that se long
as three or four speculative poli
ticians elect the officers for 30,000
"popular" suffrage is a farce, and it
would be better te surrender our rights
te the keeping of a few honest 'men ban '
afew,4ishoestenes. v& , , i
b 00 raiiltfthe;egMativa contest
unit .win give general, sawiacuen u.ine
defeat of the two old members who voted
for the riot bill, while" their two col
leagues who voted against it are re-elected.
"With the ether results en the Assem
bly both factions claim te be satisfied ;
each expects te have the better of it.
Fer prison inspectors and peer direc
tors there seems te have been less than
the usual contest, as the result would net
alter the present factional complexion
of these bodies. Any result would have
secured better men than the average
Republican nominees, and Mr. Henry
Musser, nominated for peer director, is
an especially proper kind of a man for
the position. All parties seemed te agree
that Colonel Gerhart ought te be county
surveyor ; he is fit for a better place.
Tim Bull Ring and the Heg Ring are
no mere. They have been divided and
parts of each will pick themselves up
and form new combinations. Jehnsen
and McMellen both betrayed the Xcw
Era, and eacli is at dagger's points with
the ether. Hay Brown seems te have
abandoned the Bull Ring candidate for
district attorney, and Levi Sensenig does
net appear te have done much in behalf
of Grant. Taken altogether it is just as
well that they have gene te pieces and in
the reorganization of the politicians it
will be hard for them te avoid some new
combination that will net be mere de
cent than either of the old ones.
The Grant and Quay managers made
an expensive contest for instructions in
behalf of these candidates. They brought
nlentv of menev here, and much of it
was spent for the local candidates. It
helped Mylin, Davis and Eberly, and it
get an unexpectedly large vote for Grant
and Quay. But it instructs nowhere ex
cept in the city districts, where, perhaps,
such instructions will be most fatal.
Mylin can better afford te run instructed
for Grew than Demuth instructed for
Ciiakles August Keubs, the German
composer, is dead.
The Chinese embassy te Mexico have
arrived at Mazatlan, and are se numerous
that there is no hotel in that city that can
Theodoke Themas has left Cincinnati
for New Yerk, and will sail en May 2Gth,
in the Gallia, for Europe.
It is reported that Archbishop Guinex,
of Baltimore, who is new in Reme, will
be made a cardinal before his return.
Stonewall Jacksen's widow and her
daughter, Miss Julia Jacksen, will unveil
the Winchester (Va.) monument te Stone
wall en June 9.
Mr. Gee. II. SnewEns, of the Intelli
gencer, and Mr. Jehn Smaling, son of
J. K. Smaling, of this city, left this after
noon en the fast line for Lincoln, Nebras
ka. They will be absent about one month.
D. L. Meedy, the evangelist, has left
St. Leuis for Wcstfield, Mass., where he
will pass the summer. The owner of the
house in which he had lived while in St.
Leuis refused te accept any rental,
Heniiy S. Feete's death was the result
of a singular accident. During a recent
visit te Washington, when .rising suddenly,
the top of his head came in contact with
the sharp point at the bottom of a chan
delier, a dangerous wound being inflicted.
Den Cameken is the latest card for vice
president with Grant, according te the
Washington rumors ; but these who
started that story, the Times thinks, don't
knew the golden-haired senator from
Pennsylvania. "He may tire of the Sen
ate, but he won't trade for the husks of
the vice president's chair. Grant isn't of
the kind that cither die or resign, and
Cameren won't take the cork under."
Mrs. Ann Randall, widow of the late
Jesiah Randall, and mother of Samuel J.
Randall, speaker of the national Heuse of
Representatives, died at her residence in
Germantewu at 2 o'clock Saturday after
noon, aged ever eighty years. Speaker
Randall, who was summoned from Wash
ington by a telegram, was at his mother's
bedside at the time of her death. Mrs.
Randall was a lady of sterling character
and many virtues.
Horatio Seymour hangs in the White
Heuse gallery of the Times te-day : " Six
feet in height, erect and vigorous, almost
seventy years of age, but in appearance
net mere than sixty, his brown hair and
scant side whiskers slightly tinged with
gray, his keen hazel eyes as full of fire as
in his youth, his face the kindliest and
most distinguished that meets the passer
by, dressed in black broadcloth, with
the coat buttoned tightly ever his chest,
and wearing a silk hat in all weathers
such is Horatio Seymour as he may he
seen en the streets et Ltica any day.
Dignified, yet always accessible, a geed
listener as well as talker, his is the rare in
stance of a public man who holds the
unbroken respect and admiration of the
people with whom he has made his home
for nearly two generations."
Saturday wa a bad day for Adam.
The political nomenclature of Lancaster
will hare te be revised.
says that "brasher:
brooms and soap " cleaned the deck.
Well informed Democrats ;it St. Leuis
Me., claimed last night that the state con.
ventien will contain a large majority of
delegates favorable teTildeu.
Quay is " a bigger man than ole Grant,"
according te the Republican primary ie
turns in Lancaster city. Why net take
Quay for President and Grant for Vice
President ? Timss.
Grant's personal friend of the Galena
Gazette deems it necessary te make this
announcement : " Gen. Grant's name has
never gene before the public as a candi
date for the presidency by any word or act
of his own, and he most certainly will net or
der his name withdrawn. A very large class
of American people have chosen te makcl
him their candidate, and if the Republican
national convention at Chicago sees fit te
tender him the nomination he will net
decline it. This we knew te be a fact and
we publish it because it is well that the
Republicans of the country should cease te
held the matter in doubt."
HEATH AT L1TITZ.
The Moravian Way of Keeping "Uetl's
Acre" In Order.
Lancaster Correspondence Bosten Transcript
On the occasion of a death in the com-,
munity a trombone choral is sounded from
the church belfry, and any Moravian in
Lititz can tell at once from the air which
is played whether the person just dead
be married or unmarried, male or female,
old or young. The Moravian music
is all of a solid character and the trombone
plays an important part in their religious
exercises. On a gcntle rise of ground
south of the village is the graveyard. The
enclosure is divided by straight avenues of
cedars, which separate the graves of the
women uem tnose el the men. ludeed,
the graves are classified as Moravian con cen con
gatiens were formerly. In ene place one
finds the rows of graves where the unmar
ried men arc buried, next the married and
then the boys under twelve. A similar ar
rangement exists en the women's side of
the " Ged's acre." The mounds are of
two sizes, one size for adnlts'and one for
children, and are of an oblong shape and
fiat en top and a small tombstone lies upon
the mound. At a little distance the tomb
stones are invisible and one sees only long
rows of green mounds overrun with peri
winkle and mess pink. The stones are all
numbered and the highest number I ob
served was 958.
LATKST NEWS BY MAIL.
Smith, the forger, who escaped from the
officers at Pert Jcrvis, has been arrested
and taken te New Yerk.
There was a stormy time in the general
conference at Cincinnati ever the Metho
dist Boek Concern.
The strike at the Omaha smelting works
is ever, a compromise having been effected.
The troops have been ordered te leave.
BelVs Life says : Nobody could he in
better condition than Oarsman Boyd.
He will take all the beating even Ilanlau
Themas W. Rice, of Brooklyn, a retired
merchant, fatally shot himself yesterday
morning in consequence of disastrous stock
Baseball : At Chicago Chicago, 8 ;
Cleveland, 5. Princeton Princeton, 9;
Harvard, 5. Bosten Providence, 9 ; Bos Bes Bos
Miss Mary E. Feran, while in a sonam senam
bulistic state, walked out of a window in
Englishtown, Ont., and died from injuries
In Hamburg yesterday five boys, who
should have been in Sunday school, went
beating. Wallace Schomberg was drowned
and the ethers narrowly escaped.
William and Budd Pussley, brothers and
half-breed Indians, fought a duel at Mc
Allister, in the Indian territory, en Friday
night. The former was killed.
The heuse of Jeb Ennis, a Mcnnonite
settler near Winnipeg, was consumed by
lightning en Saturday. Ennis was killed
and his wife se shocked that she died yes
terday. August Pfulhauer killed Charles Heck
by kicking him in the stomach and back
in Peoria, 111., en Friday night. The
murderer escaped. They worked together
in a brewery.
Walt2r Smith, aged fifteen, was shot and
killed by Charles F. Williams, aged 18, a
former companion, at Somerville, Mass.,
en Saturday. Williams has been arrested.
The boys had quarreled and were net en
The Tennessee National-Greenback con
vention was held at Nashville en Saturday
afternoon. There was a slim attendance,
representing a portion of the state. The
speakers and resolutions favored repudia
tion of all the state debt except about 2,
000,000. General and plentiful rains throughout
the Tidewater and Piedmont districts of
Virginia for two days past have ended the
exceptional drought of nearly two months.
Cern planting and ether farming opera
tions have been greatly delayed and the
eats crop will be short.
Patrick Neenan was fatally shot at
Valley Falls, R. I., yesterday morning.
He was carousing with Jehn Riley and
Patrick Ferbes, alias P. Denncll. Ferbes,
who is believed te have done the sheeting,
escaped. Riley is under arrest, but refuses
te make any explanation.
Peter Zimmcr, of Fert Washington,
Wisconsin, was arrested en a charge of the
murder of his son. When arrested he said
he supposed he was accused of the murder
but denied the charge. He was en his
way te New Yerk te meet his intended
wife, who was coming from Germany. The
prisoner is 80 years old.
A family of emigrants named Mills,
from Manahan Island, were put off the
midnight train at Brampton, Ont., with
one of the children suffering from dys
entery. A kindly disposed person en the
train had given the sick child an overdose
of laudanum, from the effects of which it
Wm. T. Avery, ex-cengrcssmen from
Tennessee, was drowned by the capsizing
of a beat in Ten Mile Bayou, Arkansas, en
Friday. His body was recovered. Mr.
Avery was in the Gist year of his age, a
native of Tennessee, and represented that
state in the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth
An order has been made by the common
pleas court, Ne. 1, Philadelphia, substitu
ting the society of the Cincinnati as .trus
tees of the Washington monument fund in
place of the Pennsylvania company for in
surance en lives and granting annuities.
This fund, which new amounts te about
$52,000, is entirely distinct from the funds
in the hands et the society or the Cincin
nati, which amounts te about $125,000.
Jehn Merrie, a Swiss, 55 yearsjef age, of
Newark, went into the yard at the rear of
71 Lillic street, sat en a cistern and shot
himself in the side, three inches below the
heart, with a pistol. Jehn Stehl, C5 years
or age, shot and hanged himself in a field
near his house in Newark. He tied a
clothes line te the limb of a tree, put the
noose about his neck and shot himself in
the head. His second wife left him a month
Pa.,. en Saturday night, destroyed Eerenty
buildings, including the posteffice, Clarien
county bank, two hotels and the United
Pipe Line offices. Less $150,000. Mere
than one hundred families are homeless.
Jeseph E. Temple of Philadelphia,
whose recent endowment of the Academy
of Fine Arts secured te the public gratuit
ous admission one day in the week, has
offered te present the Protestant Episcopal
church of the Hely Trinity with a complete
chime of bells. The vestry of the church
have accepted the gift and taken measures
te secure the chimes without delay.
A babe was born in Erie yesterday witl
out a head, but otherwise fully developed
It weighs about seven pounds and is con
sidered a splendid pathological specimen.
There is an excrescence protruding from
the top of the trunk between the shoul
ders where the neck ought te be, which has
two large eyes, a nose and mouth with hare
lip. There is no occipital or parietal bones,
no brain. In a sitting posture the child
resembles a frog.
THE l'KACJS COMMISSION.
Tliey Hare a Conference With the Faction
Leaders and Make an Arrangement.
The peace commission appointed by the
Democratic state convention were in ses
sion Saturday at the Girard house. The
body consists of ex-Congressman William
Mutchler, Easten ; ex-Senater A. 11. Dil',
Lewisburg ; ex-Congressman W. S. Steng
er, Chambersburg ; ex-Congressman R.
M. Speer, Huntingdon; R. M. Gibsen,
Pittsburgh, and ex-Congressman G. A.
Jeuks, Broekvillc, candidate for supreme
judge. All were present except Mr. Speer.
The commission heard the official opinions
of the rival committees of the local De
mocracy, as expressed by their representa
tives. Chairman Vaux, of the new committee,
and Jehn R. Read conveyed te the com
mission the views entertained by their
side, while Chairman Floed and Treasurer
Berrill are the mouthpieces of the city
Beth sides were warm in expressing a
desire te reunite in the interests of har
mony and peace and each seemed auxieus
te vie with the ether in protestations of
fidelity te the advancement of the party.
The commission took a recess after a
lengthened deliberation with the chieftains
named and the result of their session is
made known in the following official an
"The committee having met and having
had a full, free and friendly conference
with gentlemen representing each organi
zation of the city and county of Philadel
phia, were gratified te find a unanimous
determination te bury all past differences.
" Inasmuch as the labor of the committee
will involve many details which cannot be
" Ileselced, That the respective organiza
tions of the Democracy of the city and
county of Philadelphia be invited te ap
point a committee of five from each
organization, te meet this committee en
the 8th day of July next, at 11 o'clock
a. m., and confer with it as te the best
plan of adjusting the differences between
said organizations, and that this commit
tee take a recess until that day."
Chairman Dill was found at the Girard
heuse in company with Colonel Dechcrt,
candidate for auditor general, and ether
friends. He expressed himself as much
gratified with the feeling which seemed te
pervade the Democrats of the city with
whom he had been brought in contact.
He was of the opinion that the meeting of
the commission, te be held next July,
would be but little hampered by any fac
tious opposition te the decisions then te be
made. He declared that the Democracy
in the interior of the state were tired of the
dissensions heretofore existing iu the city,
which had often reversed the majorities
sent there. The country Democrats, he
said, were almost unanimous in wishing
this commission te sit down en any party
who should refuse te abide by the just set
tlement the commission desired te make.
THE REPUBLICAN PRIXABIES.
THE OLD STORY OF BRIBERY.
SMITH COCK OF THE WALK.
Mylin's Crushing Defeat of Reinoehl.
A Jeke iu Court.
In the argument en the Neal petition,
before the New Castle, Del., court, en
Friday morning, Antheny Higgius, after
expatiating at length en the injustice of
excluding colored men from the jury-box,
touched ou ethnology a little.
"There arc five races of men, " said he,
"the Caucasian race, the Mongolian race,
the Malayan race, the Indian race and the
African race "
" And the Hanlan-Ceurtncy race," in
terpelated Ignatius Grubb, loud enough
for the bar te hear.
"All of which sprang from 'Adam,"
commented Chief Justice Cemcgys, uncon
scious of Grubb' s joke.
" Who is said te have been a red man,"
said Judge Wales.
" And hence," pursued the chief justice
" a colored man a highly-colored man, se
A Great Fall of Kain.
In Columbus, Ga., from Friday at 9 a.
m., te Saturday at 5 p. m., nine and ninety-two
one-hundred ths inches of rain fell,
eight and fifty-one hundredths falling iu
ten hours. All the railroads are injured,
and the through freights and accommoda
tion train from Macen te Montgomery ran
into Schatulga creek, en the Southwestern
read. Engineer Jehn T. Wade, Fireman
Geerge Schalfer, Woedpassers Charles
Tayler and Jeseph T. Brown were killed.
All are white and from Macen, Ga.
Murdered After a Brief Marriage.
Mrs. Johann Breimann, wife of a Ger
man baker, was found murdered in her
room en the third fleer of tenement house,
Ne. 512 East Sixteenth street, New Yerk.
On the table lay a letter written by her
husband, in which he stated that he had
killed her because she was unfaithful te
him. The woman had lain dead since
An Kxcursen Train Wrecked.
It is reported that an excursion train
from San Francisce te Santa Cruz, en the
narrow gauge read, went through a trestle
at Santa Cruz. Ten men were killed and
sixty wounded. Ne particulars have been
The fares en the Easten street railway
will te-day be reduced te five cents.
James Clark, an employee of the Erie
and Pittsburgh railroad, was ground into
a shapeless mass between two cars at
Mr. W. U. Hensel, of the Lancaster In
telligencer, will deliver the annual ad
dress ou the occasion of the ensuing nor
mal school commencement at Leck
Yesterday morning Charles Drepp, a
well-known young man of Eric, drowned
by the upsetting of a beat in which he and
three companions were taking a Sunday
Wm. H. Barnes' dye house en Fairmount
avenue, Philadelphia, and Linten. McFad
den & Ce.'s paper warehouse, Philadelphia,
were damaged by fire yesterday.
Late en Saturday night Third district
officers, Philadelphia, made several raids
en houses et ill-repute, which wcre com
plained et ey citizens as intolerable nui
sances. The Reading iron works, of which J.
Penn Breck, of Philadelphia, is president,
has suspended payment, owing te cempli-:
catiens with the Philadelphia and Read
ing railroad, the companies being under
A fire at Edenberg, in Clarien county,
Death or a. Centeniarlan Iter. ICeber's
Mrs. Ellen Shea died at the Lancaster
county hospital yesterday evening, in the
104th year of her age. bhe was a native
of Ireland and left that country 30 years
age, her husband having died there. She
was the mother of five children, three sons
and two daughters, all of whom are dead,
except Mrs. Patrick Kane, of this city.
She enjoyed geed health till about six
years age, when she had a stroke of para
lysis, and has been confined te her bed
Death et an Evangelical Preacher.
Rev. Reber, who received an apepletic
streke about a week age en Seuth Duke
street, this city, died at the residence of
Dr. J. E. Sieger, 111 North Fifth street,
Reading, en Friday. He retired from the
ministry some ten years age. He belonged
te the Evangelical denomination. His
last charge was in Lancaster, where he
established the church as a mission about
CO years age. He only received a Berks
county school education. His age is 69
years. He was entirely paralyzed en one
side, and was completely motionless and
speechless. About six months age Rev.
Reber suffered with a partial stroke of
paralysis in the right arm, but regaiued
the use of it iu a few days. Wm. N. Reber
of Lancaster, and Dr. N. B. Reber, of Le Le
higten, are sons of deceased. He leaves an
aged widow, who resides with Dr. Siege!.
Deceased was an upright Christian gentle
man, who bore his sufferings with great
fortitude. He leaves many acquaintances
in Berks, Lancaster and neighboring counties.
A Clese Strusigle for District Attorney.
The Republican primaries of last Satur
day were net as rough iu some parts of the
city as they were last year or year before.
This was due te the fact that the Bull
Ring and Heg Ring lines were net se
closely drawn, and there seemed te be a
better agreement among the ward leaders
en the organization and the ticket te be
run. Fer example, in the First ward
when Sam Greff acquiesced in the Grant
Quay pregramme peace was easily obtain
able ; in the Second ward the Smith, Davis
and Mylin people agreed en au organiza
tion ; in the Third McMellen was se com
pletely cock of the walk that no bantam
crewed defiance this time ; in the Fourth
the Griest, Jehnsen and Mylin men made
common cause ; in the Fifth Eberly's
friends and Reinoehl's agreed en an organ
ization ; in the Sixth Marshall, Davis and
Cochran fixed the officers ; in the Seventh
there was none te dispute "Butch" Mil
ler's sway ; in the Eighth they had Eberly,
Smith and Mylin money te make sure of
uncertain things, and in the Ninth they
get te work without any trouble.
It was very evident te a looker en at
any ward polls that there was a very ex
tensive use of money, and that somebody
had contributed largely te a corruption
fund that was being freely disbursed. A
crowd of bummers and loafers was at
nearly every poll in anticipation of any
difficulty in the organization ; which
having been generally avoided they lin
gered te make a stake in the general poll.
The First ward window was one of the
quietest and at the Second and Third the
scene was highly creditable in comparison
with the shindies of last year. Sensenig was
busy for Eberly and Mylin ; McMellen, it
was seen made plain, had sold out Rei Rei
ueehl and Blaine, and was faithfully carry
ing out his part of the bargain with ene
branch of the Bull Ring te vote for Mylin,
Quay and Grant if his new friends would
In the Fourth ward Pete Fordney made
his fight for Davis ; Tem Wiley ran the
Smith machine ; Griest was en his own
dunghill and se was Jehnsen ; while
Spurrier battled most bitterly against
Reinoehl. The usual rough element of
this ward was promptly en hand and
"struck" for high prices. There was
net much discrimination in accepting the
votes of all who offered them. A gang of
negrees came ever from the Seventh,
voted and were paid off in the shed. Our
reporter met "Dan" en the curb and
asked him what he was waiting for. He
said he had voted before he heard they
were paying, and he had sent a friend te
sce if he was net te get his dollar and
a-half. Net less than fifty Democrats
voted at this poll.
In the Eighth, at the time for the
organization, thcre were about twenty
five voters present from the lower end of
the Fourth ward, and a dozen from the
Fifth, besides some thirty or forty Demo
crats from the Eighth. Lerenz Snyder,
the county committeeman, told the Re
publicans te stand up and be counted, for
judge, and he declared that a majority of
the legal voters present were for Harry
Brencman for judge. The Snyders de
clared they wouldn't stand that,
and the rest of the company
pronounced for Adam Snyder for judge.
He had the power of numbers en his side
and the farce began with him as judge.
The best workers in the ward had plenty
of money. It is said they had $100 te be
spent in behalf of Smith, $100 for
Mylin and $50 for Eberly. A glance at
the voting or at the returns would lead
one te suppose that these estimates were
net tee high. Everybody who would vote
could get pay for it. Tice hundred and
forty-three votes were polled, though it is
notorious that the utmost possible Repub
lican poll iu the ward is 170, and of these
net 130 were out en Saturday. It is neb
believed that half the vote polled in the
Eighth ward en Saturday was legal.
In the Seventh ward somewhat the same
order of things prevailed, though the pro
portion of the illegal vote was net se large.
Bill Dean, who has for months been Jehn,
son's fugleman, saved him little from the
wreck and made ungrateful compensation
for Jehnsen's untiring but vain work in
the bogus contest of Jehn Mcrringcr's
election for constable. The ward was car
ried by money for Quay, but the best
workers couldn't go Grant and se the sur
prising result was brought out of Quay
and Blaine running strongly together. In
the evening Bill Dean and " Butch" Mil
ler had a fight and Dean carries a black
In the Sixth ward there was a free bar
for the bummers and a long purse. The
voters were bought shamelessly en the
curbstone for Davis, Smith and Mylin.
They commanded from 50 cents te $2 per
head, and were voted regardless of age,
residence, color or party. Grant was a
I favorite in this ward also.
In the Ninth it was pretty rough and to
ward evening a big fight set in between
" Chuck " Beas and a young fellow named
Demmcll. The battle raged all through the
barroom and down the back yard. The
police stepped it and landed some of the
combatants in the lockup. In this ward
and the Fifth the Reinoehl men steed up
te their work and when the returns came
in en this contest Jehn I. Hartman and Ed.
Martin were about the only men who
could show a cleau score.
Many persons hung around the square
and the streets from 7 te 12 o'clock en Sat
urday night te hear the news, and the Ex
aminer and Neie Era offices, the County
house and the Exchange hotel were the
centres of information. When the Sixth
ward was reported te have given Mylin 20
majority and the Third and Fourth t have
gene against Reinoehl, the little i e'er's
friends became heartsick and went home.
One rural district after another only made
it plainer that he was hopelessly beaten
and he was decently interred before mid
night and marked Corpse Ne. 1.
Fer Congress, the city began te report
early, and it seen became a question net
euly of hew much Smith would gain ever
Griest's 700 majority in 1878, but whether
Griest would net be beaten in the city.
The Third and Fourth wards were known
te have gene for Griest, but the Seventh
and Eighth had been "fixed" te offset
them. Tem. Wiley had get his work in.
In the Fourth, Second and First, Smith
get a geed vote ; the Fifth and Sixth he
carried by decided majorities, and se he
ran away ahead of Griest in the city at
large. The country was solid, as usual for
him and Griest was enceffined Corpse L
Brubakcr and Weaver hadn't much te
lese and se Weaver contented himself figur
ing out his chances in the near or remote
future based en a geed popular vote, with
out auy aid from the politicians ; Jehnsen
had his own ward by a less decisive vote
than Davis get the Third and Sixth, but
the "best workers" in the Seventh and
Eighth being in the employ of Eberly's
friends, te everybody's surprise, the Shoj Shej
neck statesman ran away with the town,
and his friends became hopeful. Jehnsen
went te bed a sadder and a wiser man.
Corpse Ne. 3.
When the First and Sixth wards report
ed for Grant and Quay, followed by the
Third in the same line, it began te leek as
if the still hunt had hunted. The Fifth,
Fourth and Ninth failed te respond. The
Eighth came te time, and the Seventh ran
Quay up, but refused te swallow Grant.
That ward settled it. It saved Quay and
had its vote been turned the ether way ou
president, Grant would have carried the
The city totals en the principal places
were as fellows : Congress : Smith, 1,445 ;
Greist, 1,229. State Senater: Mylin,
1,000; Reinoehl. 1,013. District Attor
ney : Eberly, 884 ; Davis, 852 ; John John Jehn
eon, 583 ; Brubaker, 171 ; Weaver, 147 ;
Newpher, 30. Instructions for United
States Senater : M. S. Quay, 1,314 ; Ga
lusha A. Grew, 1,223. President : Grant,
1,034 ; Biaine, 1,302. A few votes were
cast for Edmunds, Sherman and Wash
burue. Up te neon yesterday all the indications
were that Courtney, Eshleman and Eberly
(with Snader a geed fourth) had been suc
cessful for Assembly in the upper district ;
and Peeples and Land is (closely pressed
by Brosius) in the lower.
Fer county surveyor all parties seemed
te be running Cel. Gerhart. Fer prison
inspector Ilagan and Carter neither dis
tasteful te the Bull Ring were the favor
ites ; and for peer directors Henry Musser
aud Jacob Keller.
Views en the Situation.
The Smith men were, of course, happy
that their favorite had again overthrown
the politicians and proved superior te their
combined opposition. Thev admitted
that "it took money" in the city, but net
such general use of it in the county as in
Mylin's friends accepted the result as
his personal vindication against the savage
assaults of the New Era.
The Eberly people were disgusted at the
defection from him of that part of the
Bull Ring, which supported Davis iu ex
change for MeMellcn's championship of
Quay and Grant. That part of the Bull
Ring which supported Davis, en the ether
hand, cursed Sensenig for having let Quay
and Grant slip, aud said Eberly's defeat
served him right for his treachery.
The JVcw Era faction finds consolation in
the overwhelming defeat of Gantz and
Gatchell supporters of the riot bill , the in
structiens of Mylin for Grew, and in the
fact that MeMellcn's treachery and John John Jehn
eon's selfishness have rid its wing of the
weights which clogged it from the highest
flights. It can also cackle ever Smith's
Everybody seems satisfied that Jehnsen
is se badly beaten.
All sides admit the lavish use of money
and damn the demeralziug Crawford coun
133d Annual Meeting or the MlnUterluui or
The Synod leal Communion.
Ministerial and lay delegates te the
Lutheran synod kept arriving by Satur
day's trains,audat the time for the evening
service there were perhaps a hundred and
fifty members en the, ground.
The Saturday evening preparatory ser
vice was held in Trinity church accerdiug
te announcement, but, contrary te an
nouncement. Rev. R. Hill, of Allentown,
preached the sermon, instead of Rev. F.
W. Weisketten, of Bethlehem.
The opening liturgical service was read
by Rev. II. 31. Bickel, of Philadelphia.
The sermon was based en Genesis, xxii.,
8 : " My son, Ged will provide himself a
lamb." There are types of spiritual things
in the Old Testament, and it is impossible
net te see a resemblance between the of
fering of Isaac by Abraham and the ol el
ing of Christ for the world's sin. In Isaac
we have an heir, se also in Christ ; in ene
the weed of the altar home by the intend
ed sacrifice, in the ether the weed of the
cress borne by Him about te be sacrificed ;
Meriah and Calvary loom up before us,
and in each of the victims is told the story
of bitterness and agony that preceded
the sacrificial hour. The text is
a word of prophecy. Abraham's impres
sion was that Ged would provide a way in
his extremicy, and speedily wcre his weids
of prophecy fulfilled. We may sce here
the lamb, a token of the Levitical sacri
fices, which were-in turn types of Christ.
Christ is au atoning Lamb. A
mere perfect tabernacle ami a mere per
fect redemption is for us. Man has sinned
and justice condemns, but Ged has pro
vided Himself a Lamb without spot or
blemish. Christ is our tower ; the believer
runneth into it en I lis human side, and is
protected en the side of His divinity-
Jt J4 1l i .
jurist is a worthy lamb. Heaven
MOUNT JOY ITEMS.
Hew the Republicans Hattled There.
Waves were running high in the politi
cal sea at Mount Jey en Saturday afternoon.
There was no contest between the Bull
Ring and the Heg Ring. They were mixed
and the Smith faction mustered but 07
votes. It was a question of hew big a ma
jority could be cast. It was as large as
premised, and the ringstcrs are happy like
tethered monkeys te an organ-grinder
would. Many of the voters fellow them,
the tether being fifty cents and a few
drinks. " Bew, you cheerful ape !" cried
they, drawing the chain. " Hand around
your hat ! Gain favor ! Somersault and
show your influence." And it was te I
When the beard of election officers was
organized ever a hundred voters were en
hand. Seme humbly acceded, and being
arranged in a row. when the signal was
given, each deposited a marked ticket.
There were some exciting scenes and bleed
was drawn. A quarrel that had its incep
tion in disparaging remarks resulted in a
broken nose of our efficient deputy high
constable, his assailant being his nephew.
Prof. D. Dcnlingcr, of Cedar Hill semi
nary, having purchased a building iu Man
chester, Carrell county, Maryland, will
remove te that place in August, te organ
ize an academy. We regret the contem
plated change and wish him success.
There is no telling what effect the pres
ent drought will produce. Sometime dur
ing Saturday night a hogshead of water
was stolen from a well known tobacco
grower in this vicinity.
Jehn L. Gish, of West Denegal town
ship, who died after a short sickness, was
buried yesterday. The deceased was
well known in this neighborhood and was
a most estimable old gentleman.
The Lecal Tobacco Market.
About seven hundred cases of old tobac
co were sold last week at private rates
some four hundred cases being a re-sale at
an advance. Old tobacco is becoming
very scarce in the market, and prices tend
upward, though the exact figures are kept
secret. Of new tobacco, about one hun
dred and fifty cases were sold within a few
During and after the rain of Saturday,
some of the farmers went te their fields
and commenced planting, and this morn
ing ethers loiieweu their example. The
ground, however, has net been sufficiently
soaked te make planting advisable, even if
the plants were full grown, which they
are net. Planting will net be generally
commenced until after there shall have
been a soaking rain.
The Disbarment Case.
Harrisburg Telegraph of Saturday.
In court this morning Attorney Genera'
Palmer, one of counsel for Judge Patter
son, of Lancaster, in the matter of appeal
of Steinman and Hensel, lawyers aud edi
tors of the Lancaster Intelligencer,
asked the court if it was the intention te
hear the argument next week, and stated
that he understood it was te be argued
before a full bench. Judge Mcrcur said
that the case was en the list for next week,
when it was probable there would net be,
a full bench. Counsel could agree among
themselves and if they insisted en a full
bench they would have te take the chances
after next week.
understands and declares hew worth v He
is, and shall we be silent'. The Lord has
provided ; be grateful, and let Him re
ceive time and substance aud service in
return. The words of the text are words
of hope in extremity. We beheld the
mother, the servants, the unsuspecting
son, the agony of the father's heart. Se
the lamb of Ged is a necessity te us.
"There is none that decth geed," saith
the scripture, and de we net recognize that
it is awfully real and true. We cannot by
any works atone for our sins and tians tians
grcssiens; Christ is ou only hope.
Abraham saw that Ged's ever
lasting covenant was upon him. Se must
we leek upon the Lord's Supper.
The words of the text are words of faith.
Abraham trusted all in the hands of Ged.
He did net doubt ; he could net resist. Iu
a self-emptying faith he steed before Ged,
confident that a sacrifice would he provid
ed. This is the faith that brings us te
Christ. The broken body and shed bleed
are life, forgiveness, salvation. Abraham
heeded no drawback, for Ged knew better
than he. Se may we run with patience
the race that is set before us. Abraham
knew Ged only as Jehovah-Jireh "Ged
will provide." In life, that is se full of
labors, questions, and miseries, hew com
forting it is te knew of Christ, and te
knew that Ged will provide Him as the
Lamb of Atonement for us. Then let us
together rejoice, and say :
" .lust as I utn without one plea,
Rut that Thy bloeil wits .shed ler me :
Ami that Theu blilst mejeemt; te Thre,
O, Lamb of Ued, 1 come, I eeme."
The service of confession and absolution,
conducted by Rev. C. W. Schaeller, I). I).,
president of the synod, closed the exercises
of the evening.
The Sunday Sessions.
Sunday morning the members of the
synod met in Trinity chapel and at the
hour for morning service proceeded in a
body te the audience room of Trinity
church, where the synedical communion
was administered. Rev. J. Fry. I). I)., of
Reading ; Rev. F. AV. AVeisketten, of
Bethlehem, and Rev. J. D. Schindcl, of"
Allentown, sat within the chancel and con
ducted the altar services. The regular
morning communion service of the church
book was read, including the repetition of
the Nicede creed by the congregation.
The choir of the Salem church, Leba
non, Rev. G. II. Trabert, pastor, was pi ev
ent and sin;' with the choir of Trinity
church during the service. During the
singing of the 2G0th hymn "With joy
our voices we unite, and lift our hearts
above" Rev. Dr. Schaeller. president,
ascended the pulpit and followed with the
synedical sermon from the text, Acts,
xx., 35: "I have showed you all things,
hew thathe labeuring ye ought te support
the weak, and te remember the words of
the Lord Jesus hew he said, It is mere
blessed te give than te receive," especial
stress being laid iu the words ascribed te
Christ " It is mere blessed te give than
te receiver" This passage put in the
mouth of Paul and written by Luke is
above tradition and stands out bold iu its
authenticity. Paul's travels and preaching
were described and the arousing of this
people te righteousness by the apostles,
who were at. ached very much te Paul as
their spiritual father. The text is a burn
ing light, glowing through all history,
and is a blessed heritage of the Christian
church. The text is an unquestioned
truth, tested by experience. There aie
profound mysteries in the Divine Wenl.
but they are net set forth te incite wonder,
but te be understood. e are given faith, a
heroism, an active principle, te enable
us te apprehend and penetrate them.
Faith comprehends what the world cannot
understand, namely, that it is univcmily
mere blessed te give than te receive. The
text is particularly appropriate te te-day's
service. We are met te take counsel to
gether ; te plan for the Iiest interests of
the Redeemer's kingdom. The special act
in which we are te engage proves in a won
derful way the spirit of the text. Heie
One gives and many recei ve. The giving
O hew precious, overwhelming, grand, de
voted and Divine ! Yet hew humiliating
and painful te the giver. Once given no
greater gift could be bestowed. Receiv
ing the gift, we ought te be
grateful in the deepest sense. Over the
administration of the Lord's Supcr
sneuiu always inscribed the text. The
giving of the Saviour was net obstructed
by ingratitute, but He continued giving
until lie is spoken of the Sen of Man who
had net where te l.iy his head. If it weie
net for the giving where would we, the
receivers, be ? Let us give attention te the
counsel of these days. Aud telling then
the people of our congregations what we
have seen of the Lord's goodness aud
fulness, let their hearts be warmed with
ours for work.
The doctrine of the text is net se well
understood as it ought te be. In the Chris
tian church in the early days of the aMs
tles glowed the ardor of first love, when
time and service and life united te win a
lest world te its Christ. The spirit of the
Lord living in the church was developed
in the giving of the disciples each te each,
and each te all for the geed of the church.
These instances are full of instruction te
us if we would understand the fullest
blessedness of giving. In our own day
there has been giving te necessities and
for geed. See what Ged has wrought
through it for our synod of three hundred
congregations and the seventy thousand
members of our synedical communion. We
have great social and moral influence in
consequence of the giving of our fathers.
The Lord hath done great things that
make us glad. Our energies must be com
bined te take the world for Christ. We
mustaskthequestien, "Lord what wiltTheu
have us te de V" and go through the world
doing geed. Instead of giving as much
as we ought hew often de we give as little
as possible. Hew many possess an over
whelming abundance iu their persons and
household and yet are' satisfied in giving
little te the church and Ged. What a re-