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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCES TUESDAY. MAY 25, 1880.
TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 25, 1880.
The Census Appointees.
Census Supervisor Snowden has
made his appointments and we publish
the list. It will be scanned with interest
and laid down with disappointment by
the many applicants who de net find
their names there. Mr. Snowden has
net done the best in all cases by any
means. He kept faith with the politi
cians, but broke his word te the people
that the appointments should be made
en the ground of fitness and irrespective
of politics. Seme of his selections are
utterly discreditable. The Democrats
get a small number, net proportioned
with their share of the vote nor with the
fitness of the Democratic applicants
Most of the Democrats were chosen
in accordance with the bargain made
bvMr. Grier with Senators Wallace and
Cameren, that men should be chosen from
the upper senatorial district who would
assist in electing Democratic delegates te
the last state convention " m Mr. Wal
lace's interest." But the Democratic
appointees are hitrhly creditable. Se far
as we knew, they come fully up te the
standard of the place; we could quite
as cheerfully recommend them as Mr.
Grier, and it is no ebjectien te them
that they gained their places through his
influence. They will neither de him nor
Mr.Snewdeu any discredit.Fer the Dem
ocratic appointees in the lower district,
of whom there are very few, we can say
as much ; it would have been fairer if
Mr. Snowden had given their party mere
here and kept up the proportion of the
upper district; political reasons influ
enced him te de otherwise. He might
have gene farther and done better in
recognizing the claims of the Democratic
applicants ; only two out of seventeen
in this Democratic city is an indecent
apportionment. Hut its indecency is
grossly agggavated when we consider the
character of such appointments as these
of Jehn P. Martin, Sam. Powell, Fred.
Miller and Adam Snyder. Their only
recommendation is that they are among
" the best workers in their wards." Twe
of them were among the gang of bruisers
who turned the return judges' meeting
yesterday into a riot and were landed in
the lock up. Ne respectable Republican
would have objected te seeing reputable
Democrats preferred te such men as
these. The division of the Eighth ward
into two wholly unequal census divisions,
of which one has nine-tenths of the popu
lation, we are glad te see, does net enure
te the benefit of Adam Snyder. Many
of the Republican appointments are,
however, creditable, and it is a pity that
Mr. Snowden allowed the politicians te
blot his work with some such bad ones.
Expensive all Around.
Whatever else is disputed about the
Republican primary elections of Satur
day, it is admitted that a large sum of
money was brought here te aid the at
tempt te carry Lancaster county for
instructions in behalf of Grant for pres
ident and Quay for United States sena
tor. This money, which amounted te as
much as $-",000, was partly used directly
for this purpeses and in part in behalf of
certain candidates with whom combina
tions were te be made in the Grant-Quay
interest. A circumstantial story of the
transaction in part, from the JYcte iYa,is
published en our first page, and it is an
undoubted fact that Levi Sensenig get
$1, (MM) from J. Hay Drewn, esq., who is
regarded here as the representative of
Quay and Cameren, te aid the Grant
Ry means of this corruption fund, the
Lancaster city Republicans have been
bribed te a sufficient number, te instruct
their candidate for Legislature te vote
for this corrupt scoundrel, Quay, the riot
bill lobbyist and convict pardon-broker,
for the high office of UnitedStates senator.
As no man can be elected te the legisla
ture from this city with such a pledge
binding him, it appears te be a barren
victory for these who exacted it ; but the
point lies in this, that if Demuth ab
solves himself from that instruction the
ether faction in the county will maintain
that the ether nominees are absolved
from their instructions te vote for Grew.
They knew that this is Mylin's inclina
tion and claim te have a geed grip en
three or four of the candidates for as
sembly whom they will gain if Demuth
should defy his instructions. The party
is in a split stick.
Dry Ret. v f ;(
Possibly the Republican party' in this
county can' stand the disgrace attaching
te it within the last few day3, by the
shameful scenes attending its pri
mary meetings. It may thrive en this
ret and increase its majority. Its repu
table members may prefer te have nomi
nations of unfit men made by corrupt
means. They have ratified them before
and probably will continue te de se. Rut
we trust they will no longer make denial
of the actual state of the c:ise. A year
age when it was breached in publications
distant from here, local organs fiercely
resented the charge of shameless
corruption and a carvival of
fraud. In a few weeks, however,
they were forced te admit its truth
and new they are again at the confes
sional. We reprint from the Examiner
and XcwEra their concurrent testimony
that things could net get worse. Fraud
is rampant, corruption runs riot, bribery
taints, everything. The bummers are en
top, the hucksters trade in their party's
honor and the political harlots Haunt
their shame at nearly every poll. And
what are they going te de about it ?
Amaziaii C: Bami is waiting for that
commission. "It cometh net," lie says.
Twe of Mr. Snowden's appointees as
census enumerators, having been locked
up yesterday, for drunken and disorderly
conduct, were a little Jato getting their
Tiik tide of immigration from foreign
countries te Philadelphia has lately been
unusually heavy, 930 steerage passengers
arriving en Sunday in the American line
steamship British Crown, and 722 yester
day in the steamship Illinois, of the same
Hue. The majority arc Norwegians,
Swedes and Danes.
Ax ex-cadet, who resigned from West
Point because he whaled a colored cadet
relates the little incident as fellows : "Sub
sequently, in discussing the matter, myself
and U. S. Grant, jr., who was in my class,
bounced the colored boy and gave him a
severe drubbing, beating him ever the
head with a tent-peg and laying him up
for a time. An investigation into the af
fair was had, the matter of beating the
colored boy was sifted down te myself and
young Grant and we were both notified
that we could resign or be discharged.
Either young Grant or I had te go and
The English, resident! of-Philadelphia,
formally celebrated the sixty-first anniver
sary of Queen Victeria's birthday.
An unsuccessful attempt was made te
born St. Bernard's Catholic church in
Easten, Pa., en Sunday night.
Samuel S. Scattcrgoed, a well-known
importer and fruit dealer, committed sui
cide by hanging in Philadelphia. His
losses in mining stock speculations are said
te have produced temporary insanity.
In Chester Emma Sheets, aged 111, was
drowned in Chester creek. She, with ether
girls, who are employed at Patterson's
mill, was sitting en the wharf leg, uncon
scious of the danger of their position. The
whistling of the engine at the mill startled
her and she foil headlong into the water.
Charles S. Greene has been apieiiited
protheuotary of the supreme eeuit for
Philadelphia in place of Benjamin E.
Fletcher, who has held the office for the
last six years. Mr. Fletcher tendered his
resignation some time age, en account of
advancing years, and rather infirm health.
The Republican convention of Blair
county, met yesterday in Alteena and
nominated a county ticket. A resolution
was adopted 51 te 25 instructing the
delegates from that district te the Chicago
convention te support Blaine. Anether
resolution protesting against the unit rule
was also adopted.
Jonathan Giles, aged 30, an employee in
Slater Brethers' stave mills, a short dis
tance above Tidionte, was accidentally
caught by a belt and whirled by a rapidly
revolving shaft about five hundred times
before the machinery could be stepped.
His clothing was all tern off and his arms,
legs and ribs were broken. He lived only
about two hours after the accident.
nilxed Kesults In Louisiana.
The Louisiana Republican convention
met yesterday. The extreme Grant men,
led by Judge Beattic and Pinchback, fail
ing te secure the temporary chairmanship,
belted and organized a separate conven
tion. It is said the belters numbered only
forty-one out of the 163 members of the
convention. Several leading Grant men
refused te accompany the secedcrs. The
regular convention cliose ox-Governer
Warmoth for permanent chairman, re-appointed
A. J. Dumont chairman of the
state executive committee, and elected
delegates te Chicago. The delegates are
said te stand 7 for Sherman, 8 for Grant,
1 for Blaine 1 who is unclassified. The
belters' convention organized with Judge
Bcattie as chairman, and elected a full del
egation te Chicago.
The Only Way.
If the Republican party was net se
numerically strong in Lancaster county
its leaders of course would net have
dared te make the disgraceful exhibition
of it which they did yesterday in a day
of violence, which was an appropriate
capstone te a local political contest of
fraud and corruption wholly unexam
pled even in Lancaster county Republi
can conflicts ; and that is saying a great
Will net the resectable Republicans of
the county take present occasion te con
sider whether they should held them
selves bound te nominations made as
these have been made by a party led as
this one is ? Why should the Republican
party be thus disgraced ? Why should a
few evil men be left combat for
its leadership and its spoils 1 If re
spectable Republicans have no re
gard for the general interest which
is sacrificed by the men their
party thus places in office, can
they net entertain sufficient regard for
their party itself te wish te save it from
such odium as attaches te it at the hands
of the thieves and bullies the aptly
named hogs and bulls who control it ? '
There is but one way te teach them
decency, and that is te defeat their can
didates. The Republican party, unfor
tunately for itself, is se Strang that it enri
only protect itself from within itself. The
Democratic party of the county has no,
responsibility for its errors nor any pe wen
te correct them, unless aided from with-j
in the Republican party. Certainly
there ought te be a strong feeling among!
respectable Republicans urging them te,
step out from their party at this time and
solicit Democratic aid te defeat the:
worst of their nbminees.
In the Methodist general conference at
Cincinnati, yesterday, the report of the
general committee en legislation, provid
ing that the general conference shall be
composed of two houses, lay and minis
terial, was defeated veas 110, nays, 211.
The repeit of the committee en lay repre
sentation, providing that one lay delegate
for every six pastoral charges shall be ad
mitted te the annual conferences, was
taken up. Several amendments were
offered, but finally, en motion of a lay del
egate, the whole subject was tabled by a
vote of 184 te 14G.
In the Presbyterian general assembly at
Charleston, S. C, yesterday, an answer te
an overture en the subject of women
preaching was adopted, taking decided
ground against the innovation. Rev. Dr.
Scott delegate from the Reformed Dutch
church, was introduced and made an ad
dress, te which the moderator responded.
It was decided te held the next meeting at
The Reading Kail read Receiver.
The receivers arc required te give S30Q.
000 security in Pennsylvania, and also $500
000 additional for New Jersey, for action
under the lease of the Bound Reck railroad.
They arc te pass their accounts monthly
before Jeseph A. Clay and Geerge M. Dal
las, who arc appointed special masters" in
the case. They are directed te run and
operate the railroad of the Philadelphia
and Reading company and leased lines,
and te continue the mining operations and
ether business of the coal and iron com
LATKST NEWS BY MAIL.
The governor of Bermuda, in a procla
mation dated May 13th, declared the Baha
mas infected with yellow fever.
A case of small pox was found among
the immigrants en the steamer Parthia, at
Bosten, en Sunday, and all the passengers
and crew, nine hundred in number, were
Eva Steel, colored, who killed her ille
gitimate child in May last, before Chief
Justice Beasley, of New Jersey, pleaded
guilty te manslaughter, and was sentenced
te five years at hard labor in the state-
Jehn O'Reurke, of the Bosten baseball
club, while attempting te make a difficult
play in Trey, N. Y., yesterday, ran against
a fence, and received a cut five incites
long iu his threat, besides sustaining in
William Dedrich was shot dead by
Herman Mess at Stock bridge, Wis., last
Thursday. They had been practicing
with a revolver, and, before putting it
away. Mess, supposing it te be empty,
playfully snapped it at Dedrich. One
chamber was leaded, and the ball passed
tluugn Dedrich s heart. I lie men were
close friends, and Mess is almost frantic
On Saturday night at a bagnio at the
head of Round Stene creek, net far from
Mount Vernen. Ky., two men were killed
by Albert T. Fish. Matt Bisltep went out
of the house and fired his pistol. A man
named Williams asked him net te fire any
mere, whereupon Bishop became enraged
and told Williams te defend himself.
About that time Albert T. Fish came out
of the house and Bishop iircd at him.
Fish returned the fire and killed Bishop at
the first shot. Adam Hysingcr appearing
at the deer at that time, Fish tired two
shots at him, killing him also. All the
parties were quite young. Fish is twenty
years old and the son of a wealthy farmer.
He was arrested.
The Enumerators Appointed.
Census Supervisor Snowden gives notice
of the appointment of the following enu
merators for Lancaster county :
Caernarvon J. F. Feltz.
Jlreckneck Henry StauHer.
Kiwt Cocalico Gee. S. Fry.
Ailiuiistewn ber. Levi C Sclirailer.
West Coculice Jacob II. lluclilcr.
Clay Allen P. Miller.
Kplmita, northeast S. Lein Fry.
Kpln-.itu, southwest Stephen I). Mrehl.
Fast Earl Gee. Diiclmmn.
Karl, north Milten Wcnger.
Karl, south Levi IClicseru.
West Earl Samuel L. Carpenter.
Upper I.eaceck Ceylon G. Wenger.
M:uilieiin,east II. M. Ilyus.
Mauheiiu, west K. II. Winner, M. I).
Warwick, south I--suic T. ISninbcrgcr.
Warwick, north Jeseph IIuuli.
Elizabeth Win. V. Datnb.ich.
l'euu J. S. Heamen&derler.
East Heinpflcld, northeast Levell I.. Kt-i-d.
Kat Ilemptiulil, southwest Iliniui W. I.utx.
West Ilcmpticld, Mountville anil Norwood
Wm. M. Albright.
West HeiupiiuUl Silver Springs and North
western I.. C. Obcrlln.
Columbia, 1st ward Cliarle F. Yennjj.
Columbia, 2d ward Altred C. Itruner.
Columbia. 3d ward Daniel C. Wiinn.
Itaphe Newtown and SlricklcrV, school
house Daniel S. Miller.
Kaphe, L'nieii Square and Sporting Hill .1.
Manheim ber. Francis K, White.
Mt. .Tey Jueeb G. Zc-ller.
Mt. Je' ber. Peter iirunner.
KHzabet blown ber. Jacob E. Killian.
East Denegal Sprliigvllk- and Lancaster,
schoolhouse Mary F. seurblcr.
East Denegal, Maytown Win. II. Kngler.
Marietta ber. U. G. Cameren.
West Denegal Jehn G. Gos.
Conov A. M. ilachinan.
Salisbury, cast Albert V. Hurst.
Salisbury, west II. K. Shertz.
I.eaceck II. K. Harsh.
East Lampeter .Jehn Smith.
West Lanpeter J. II. Bewman.
Lancaster Samuel Hess.
Lancaster city, 1st ward, cast William Mc Mc
Cenisev. Lancaster city, 1st ward, west Jno. I'. Mar
tin. Lancaster city, 2d ward, south Henry S
Lancaster city, 2d ward, north Jacob Hal
bach. Lancaster city, 3d ward, cast Tliaddctis S.
Lancaster citv, 3d w ard, westSamuel A.
Lancaster city, 4th ward, north Win. II. Lcb
kleher. Lancaster city,4th ward, south ltev. Jereme
Lancaster citv,.")th ward Mrs. Ke-a Heed.
Lancaster city, 0th ward, south Edwin
Lancaster city, Cth ward, north Charles It.
Lancaster city, 7th ward, cast Thee. W.
Lancaster city, vth ward, west i rcdenelc
Lancaster city, Sth ward.nerth Win. D. Mtw
&cr Lancaster city, Sth ward, south Adam Sny
Lancaster city, Jth ward, east Frank II.
Lancaster city, 0th ward, west Jeseph Del
ict. Maner, Millcrsville 7. K. Wallick.
Maner, New Maner Jacob It. Myers.
Maner, Indiantown Jehn J. Tripple.
Washington ber Wm. E. Siple.
Pequea Levi F. Stener.
Concstega retcr C. Hiller.
Martic-U. S. Clark.
Providence Harry Strohm .
Strasburg twp P. P. Breneman.
Strasburg ber Walten D. Miller.
Paradise Milten Eby.
Sadsbury Themas McGowan.
Bart Chas. II. Tyson.
Eden Rebert Evuns.
Colerain Levi Baruett.
Drnmere, cast .Jehn S. Boyd.
Druuiere, west Edwin Ambler.
Little Britain Slater B. Morgan.
Fulton William Hatteu.
I nave mailed a commission ami a blank
form or oath te each enumerator; it is neces
sary that the latter paper be executed and re
turned te me immediately that I may issue
the schedules and instructions.
HENRY C. SNOWDEN,
Suuerviser et Census.
-' OBITUARY. ,
Tka tb Wakul M.lmii. ?
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Michael Male, whese'death at 2 p. mi
yesterday was briefly noticed inmost- 'laap
issue, was born in Mount Mellick, Queen's
county,in Southeastern Ireland,en Michael
mas day. September 29, 1792, and always
celebrated that anniversary in a fitting
manner. He wasfc member of a Inrgc
family ; his methcrdied in the year 1800,
and his father in 1807. As a lad he was of
great energy and had many characteristics
which net only impelled him te seek the
new land of wldcroppert'unitics, but which
developed themselves afterwards in a ca
reer of gi eat success. He left his native
place for Dublin in 1S1H, and resided there
seven years, with a family named Kcmys
of great wealth and distinction, who re
ceived him with much honor en his return
visit te Erin in 1844.
Embarking fur America he lauded in
Miri Maehee, New Brunswick, in
May, 1821, and thence went te Hali
fax, but being unable te get satis
factory work came te New Yerk and from
there te Philadelphia. He was afterwards
engaged in the construction of canals. in
Seuth Carolina, under the direction of the
father of U. S. Senater Wade Hamilton.
Retiring te Pennsylvania, through the in
fluence of Canal Commissioner White he
was engaged as superintendent of the
Summit Hill raihead,Manch Chunk, one of
the first railroads constructed iu Pennsyl
vania, and remained there from 1827 te
1829. He then began contracting for his
own account en sections of the old state
read between Columbia and Philadelphia,
and did a great deal of work en it. He
was engaged en the Lehigh canal, the
New Yerk and Erie railroad, the Pcnn-
W. II. Fulton, an engineer en the Le
high aud Susquehanna railroad, was
drowned iu the Lehigh at Bear creek. He
was fishing at the time of the accident.
He .was one of the eldest and most reliable
engineers en the read and was about fifty
six years of age.
Our prospect for a wheat crop is gen
erally favorable. Oats as yet, en account
of the dry weatcr we have been having, is
tee insignificant for your corres
pondent te talk about. Cern is
large enough for the first harrowing, but
in some places was badly injured by the
cut worms. Clever is very short aud done
growing. Timethy may make something
with some rain, at any rate our hay crop
will net reach mere than half what it
Miss Martha A. Ankrum, in the seventy
fifth year of her age, died en the 20th inst.
and was buried at Chestnut Level en Sat
Jehn McCempscy, one of our eldest men,
died en the 21st inst. and was buried Sun
day at Bethel.
At the teacher's examination at Oak
Hill, last week, two of Britain's "steady
sturdy, staunch" farmers, and school di
rectors, allowed their angry r-assien te arise
te a swearing height, about a young lady
applicant for a school, and they called each
ether some unmentionably nasty uuly
names ; and it required the united efforts
of about a half dozen men te prevent a
climax of fisticuffs.
Mr. Jehn Leng lives near Liberty
Square, and his house has large chimneys.
A short time since the swallows made a
raid upon or into one of the chimneys in
such large quantities that they drove the
fire out of the stove and the occupants out
of the kitchen, of which latter place the
forked-tailed rampagers took possession.
The windows were covered with them com
pletely, and ether parts of the room in
proportion. Mr. Leng's first estimate of
the number was 5,000, but he has since
concluded that that figure might stand a
sylvania, Philadelphia & Reading, North
ern Central, West Chester and Philadel
phia, Scranton and Elmira, and the North
western railroad, from Blairsvillc te
Butler. He built the tunnel en the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad
at Pert Clinten aud in all
his undertakings accomplished heavy
and important work with great success.
His last work was that in Western Penn
sylvania, and since 1857 he has net been
actively engaged in railroad or any ether
kind of work. As a contractor he was a
man of abundant resources, great energy
and had a physical hardihood that com
manded success by personal example. He
was of stalwart, rugged frame, capable of
much endurance, and these qualities com
bined with great practical ability, origin
ality and enterprise, eminently fitted him
for the success, which he se signally at
tained. He first became acquainted in
this section when he worked en the state
read, aud permanently settled in Lancas
ter in 1842, where he has since resided
In 1844 he visited Ireland, the scenes of
his boyhood and the many friends and rel
atives whom he left behind him, aud who
had heard of his success and welcomed
him there with distinguished honors.
While there he was offered the contract of
the Southwestern railroad from Cerk te
Dublin, but being unable te dispose of his
property in this country te advantage at
that time, he gave up the contract and re
turned te America.
Mr. Malenc, by his own exertions,
amassed a large fortune which has stead
ily increased, and though he gave judi
ciously, no worthy can se appealed te him
in vain for help. He was never married,
but his family and friends shared bounti
fully of his wealth while he lived ; the
Catholic church, of which he was a devoted
member, received from him many ben
efactions in wiiatcvcr shape her subjects
for contributions appealed te his benevo
lence. But ether denominations and in
terests received kindly response te calls for
help, and no color, race nor creed was ex
cluded from his charity.
As a man Mr. Malenc was of genial dis
position, and wherever he was one of a
circle of friends, he was the centre of in
terest, delighting in entertaining rcminis
ence of his own life, parrying and giving
light jest and possessed of all the native
wit of his race.
As a citizen Mr. Malene took a warm
interest in public atiwirs ; and, a faithful
Democrat all his life, he had frequently
expressed the hope that he would yet live
te sec a Democratic president elected and
inaugurated. He gave liberally te the
expenses of party campaigns, and was
frequently en the county ticket. In 1809
he was one of the nominees for state sena
tor and ran considerably ahead of his
ticket; in the Republican township of
Sadsbury alone leading E. Billingfelt, Re
publican, by Gl majority.
As a member of the Catholic church Mr.
Malenc was fervent, devoted and zealous,
and he had a wide acquaintance among
its priests and laymen.
In all the relations of life he was an up
right and an honored man. He leaves a
large number of relatives and a wide circle
effiiends. Te them all his death, though
it was always a near ceutingcncy.has come
as a shock. On Sunday lie was in his
usual health, conversed freely and sat en
his side perch. He took a chill yesterday
and passed peacefully away te the better
laud where awaits the just reward of these
who en earth serve their Master by exem
plary lives and geed works among their
k THE HAPPYF.
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leitrrday Afternoon's Session of the Kepub
llcaujieturn Judges Scene of In-
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ileHcribable Disorder and
WHO SHALL Hi; DISTKICT ATTOKNIZV?
Tlie iri IIeuh Captured by Eberly's
llcflera Chairman Fry's incompeten incempeten
cy Making Matters Worse
What Shall the II ar
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rUillTING AND UIOT1NG.
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Scene Within tlie Hull Tli Heelers te the
The beard of return judges of the Re.
publican primary election rc-assembled
in the opera Ifeusc at 2 o'clock. A cordon
of police officers occupied the inner deer
leading into the parquet and parquet cir
cle, and refused admission te any except
judges and metiiliers of, the press.
The ISberiy bulldozers, who liad act
se disgracefully during
- .. , , , .... Leenard, and Jeseph Carter,
for the deer, pushed aside the 4- r ,-.., ,, .-.
, . rii , Left, and Geerge R. Sen
ok possession of the scats they I ., . .. ...
They Have Received It.
Mayer McGonigle is in receipt of a postal
card from O. B. Nagle, burgess of Milten
acknowledging the receipt of a let of cloth
ing &c, that was shipped te that place
from this city.
The Political Fighters.
The only men before the mayor this
morning were Samuel Powell, Jeseph Car
ter, Bill Leenard and Fred Miller who
were arrested for disorderly conduct aud
fighting near the opera house last evening.
These men were released ou bail last niehtt
Levi Sensenig becoming their surety and
this mourning Mayer MacGenigle con
tinued their cases until Friday.
Last evening JohnWeimer,ene of the Mc
Mellen men, hit Levi Sensenig ever the
mouth at the opera house, and he was ar
rested after complaint hed been made at
Alnerman Wiley's. Capt. McMellen be
came his surety, and the hearing in the
case is set down for next Tuesday.
Milten Uelief Fund.
The following additional subscriptions
for the relief of the Milten sufferers have
been handed te Mayer MacGenigle :
Eighth Ward. Mrs. Scheaff, $1 Daniel
Smeych, 61 ; R. II, McCulley, 81 ; H. R.
Breneman, $1 ; cash, $1 ; P. Dennelly, $1 ;
cash, $1 ; Martin Kempf, $1 ; C. A. Ob
lcnder, $1 ; Michael Snyder, $1 : cash $1 ;
General contributions James Black,
$10 ; Jacob Foes,'$! ; cash, 81.
Nellie Wiley, Nan Dickey and Bertie
McMurdy, 88.50, proceeds of a fair.
the morning, aud
eame se near breaking up the convention
in a row, made a desperate struggle f6r
admission, but were obliged te wait until
all the judges were seated, and then they
made a rush
pence ami took possession el tuc scats tliey
occupied in the morning. A mere villainous-looking
set of cut-threats never dis
graced a public assemblage.
Mr. Sylvester Kennedy, of Salisbury,
moved that all except "the return judges
and the candidates be excluded from the
The question was put te the house and
nearly all the return judges voted aye, but
a deafening " no" was sent up from the
One of the judges insisted that the
question should be decided by the beard
aud net by the outsiders. lie moved that
the lower part of the hall be cleared of all
except delegates. A rising vote was taken
and it was almost -unaniineasly decided te
have the room cleared.
The president requested the "gentle
men " te leave the parquet circle, out net
a man of them stirred.
A delegate moved that 'the police pro
ceed te clear the hall. This yras auswered
-with derisive yells, hisses and laughter by
Squire Kennedy, of Leacock, made a
complimentary speech in which he hoped
the motion te clear the hall would net be
pressed, and that the "gentlemen " in the
parquet circle would behave themselves
like true Republicans. The "boys"
yelled and cheered and expressed them
The districts were called and the returns
were handed in by the respective judges.
The following districts were objected te
and referred te a committee of investiga
tion : Third, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth
wards, city; Mountville and Conestoga
townships ; Indiantown, Mount Jey
(Lewer), Union Square and Warwick
Jake l'rlce'H Nevel Preposition.
Jake Price made a motion that the mat
ter of selectins a candidate for district at
terney be referred back te the people.
President Fry was about putting the
question when a dozen delegates sprang te
their feet and objected ; that such action
was revolutionary and contrary te the
The question was lendly called for by
the rowdy gang, and the chairman put it'
and every one of the gang voted "aye.'
Samuel A. Gretl and a dozen ethers
protested against this revolutionary action
of the outsiders, and insisted that the rules
of the party required the beard te count
the votes and announce the result, and
that this beard had no authority te refer
the matter te the people.
A scene of indiscribable confusion fol
lowed. Every delegate rose te his feet
and the crowd yelled, hissed, swore and
The Davis men crowded in a body te the
north side of the hall, put en their hats,
and declared they would leave the cenven
tien unless the president protected them
in their lights and enforced the rules of
The null King Chieftains.
Just before this outburst Frank Eshlc-
man, who occupied a front seat en the
senth side of the circle, was in secret
converse with several Bull Ring members
of the convention calling them up te
him and evidently giving them instruc
tions. Levi Sensenig, who was near at
hand, put in a word new and then, and
appeared te be the leader of the roughs
who were se successfully controlling the
convention. As he moved down towards
the stage, the lew-brewed, big-mouthed
bull-dozers were close at his heels, await
Adam J. Eberly occupied a front seat.
He looked as though he were ashamed of
himself and the gang of ruffians that
were supporting him.
Chairman Fry was the very picture of
imbecility. He had net the slightest com
mand ever, or respect of, either the con
vention or the bull-dozers who had thus
far successfully controlled it. Reappeared
te possess net the slightest acquaintance
with parliamentary law, and was mere apt
te listen te motions made by the lobby
bull-dozers than by members of the con
ventien. As a presiding officer he proved
himself te be a lamentable failure, and his
frantic beating of the table with his cane
only tended te increase the confusion, and
display his hopeless inefficiency.
The half-dozen policemen en duty in the
hall were utterly-powerless in the presence
of the mob by which they were encom
passed. Numbers of these ruffians left the
circle, came down upon the fleer of the
convention, threatened and brew-bcrit. the
judges aud te all intents and purpose took
possession of the hall.
All manner of motions were made te the
utter bewilderment of the daft chairman,
who finally entertained a motion that the
beard adjourn te meet the call of the chair
man ; but the motion gave rise te such a
pandemenum of disorder, that the chair
man finally at 4 o'clock declared the beard
adjourned for one hour.
But the crowd would net leave. The
Eberly bulldozers seemed te fear that if
they get out they would never get in
again. Mr. Yecker, owner of the opera
house, was very mucli alarmed, urged the
crowd te retire,1 and- seemed -te be only tee
te be able te lock the doers be-
Finally the'keusc was cleared and the
doers werejecked. A large.'propertioa of
the crowd -'scattered, buta very consider
able number remained in the vicinity of the
opera house te rush in as seen as the doers
should be re-epencd.
Five o'clock came and the main entrance
te the opera house remained securely
locked. At the side deer leading te the
second story was stationed a strong ferce
of policemen, who refused te allow any te
enter except members of the beard of re
turn" judges. This created tremendous
indignation among the bull-dozers, who
literally seized Chairman Fry aud insisted
en carrying him off te Grant, hall, and or
ganizing the convention therein.
Swearing and Fighting Kitlldezera Arrested.
A scene of indiscribable disorder fol
lowed. Oaths, imprecations, threats, jest
lings, and even blown resulted. The police
pulleil contesting bruisers apart, but hesi
tated te arrest them. Finally the mayor
appeared anil arrested oue of tiie ring
leaders in the riot. Anether of the roughs
attempted te rescue him and was quickly
gobbled up by the police. Iu a minute or
se two or three ethers were taken into
custody and marched oil" te the station
house. The names of the-e arrested are:
Samuel Powell, Frederick Miller, William
thepriseners te the station house and thence
te tlie mayor's etlice and were anxious te
enter bail for them, but the mayor, who luul
witnessed their conduct was obdurate and
declared he would net accept bail until they
were sober. They were seen afterwards
released en bail by Alderman Wiley.
Meantime the return beaid assembled iu
the upper room of the opera house and the
bull-dozers were scrupulously excluded.
Almest immediately Jake Price moved
te adjourn until te-morrow, but the motion
was voted down.
B. F. Cox moved te proceed with the
count of the returns.
But right here an insuperable difficulty
arose. It was shown that the officers had
ue tally papers, and that the returns since
the adjournment had been given into the
charge of officers who had taken them te
one of the banks and had them locked up
for safe keeping, and that they could net
be counted te-day. This created another
furor and there were cusses both loud
and deep and assertions that the returns
had been spirited away for the purpose of
lufviug them doctored.
Mr. Keller, of Strasburg, moved that a
committee be appointed te wait upon Vice
President Gretl aud request him te bring
the returns before the beard se that the
judges might make what disposition of
them might be thought best.
A delegate said the president was th
proper custodian of the returns and want,
ed te knew hew they c.une into the posses
sion of Vice President Greli.
Mr. C. F. Stencr- explained that Presi
dent Fry had requested him (Mr. Stener),
and Vice President Grolf te put the elec
tion returns under lock and key, subject
te the order of the beard and that they
had done se.
Anether bedlam ensued, a dozen dele
gates vociferating and shaking their lists, j
while Chairman Fry vainlv attempted te
drown their voices by pounding the table
with a heavy cane.
Vice President Greil" entered the room
and attempted te make himself heard. He
was understood te say that the papers were
put in the hands of officers and locked up
for safe keeping ; that owing te the dis
turbances created by outsiders it was
thought they would net be counted te-day,
and that they had been given te policemen
te have them locked up in the vault of a
Mr. Keller's motieu was then adopted,
Jake Price and ethers insisting en know
ing who were the policemen who held the
Amid great confusion Mr. Shifl'cr moved
te adjourn te meet en Friday morning at
Mr. Grefl" moved te amend te meet to
morrow morning at Fulton opera house.
Several ether motions were made te the
great confusion of the chairman, who at
tempted te bring order out of chaos by
pounding the table with his heavy stick
uutil it resounded like the blows of a ham
mer in a boiler shop.
Jake Price, apparently utterly disgusted,
yelled out te the president that if he
would step his damned pounding and put
the (incstien that was "in front of the
house," they would get through sooner.
The question was then taken en the mo
tion te adjourn until Tuesday morning
at 11. o'clock, in the opera house, and it
wa3 declared carried amid yells of triumph
en one side and defiance en the ether.
The Ilattle Itesiiuieit Te-day.
All forenoon there were rumors that
Chairman Fry would net call the conven
tion te meet in the opera heuse.ashad been
agreed upon atadjeurnmcnt,but that under
the dictation of Levi Sensenig he had rented
Grant hall and would call the convention
Sure enough, at 11 o'clock Mr. Fry put
in an appearance at the opera house where
a majority of the return judges were as
sembled and announced that the opera
house could net be obtained, and that the
convention would adjourn te Grant hall.
This created a storm of opposition ; Mr.
Yecker, owner of the hall, was appealed te
and he said the opera house was at the
disposal of the convention.
Fry persisted in going te Grant hall and
walked off, followed by a number of his
The Davis men, under the lead of Coun
ty Treasurer Greil' and Prof. C. B. Keller,
of Strasburg, refused te yield and, placing
officers at the deer with instructions te ad
mitnenc but judges, candidates and re
porters, filed into the opera house and took
After waiting a reasonable length of
time for the president aud recusant mem.
hers, Vice President Greff called the con
vention te order. He stated that a resolu
tion had been adopted before adjournment
last evening te meet at 11:30 this morning
in the opera house ; that the president and
himself had rented the opera house for
that purpose, and the beard could meet
nowhere else until by a vote it had recon
sidered its action. He added that the first
business in .order would be the calling of
The roll was then called two or three
times in succession, the recusant delegates
filing in singly and in couples' and squads,
President Fry coming in at the heel of the
hunt; and taking the chair. He presented
the resignation of Mr. C. F. Stener, one of
the clerks of the beard, The resigna
tion was accepted and Themas C.
iley was chosen m li4 stead.
B. F. Cox. of Lancaster township,
moved that the convention proceed te
count the vote cast at the primary election,
and the motion was agreed.te, Jake Price
being the only member voting "no. "
Vice President Greff wished te make a
a statement, but several members objected
that he had no right te speak from the
platform, that he mustjeeme down into the
body of the hall.
Without making his speech Mr. Greff
put en his hat and iu company with Fry
left the convention te buing in the re
turns. On their return Jake Price asked if it
was in order te make objection te the re
turn of any of the districts that were net
objected te yesterday. If it was in order
he would object te the returns from
1st ward Columbia, Silver Springs, Nor
wood, North wetcnt and Salisbury.
The Committee of investigation retired
te a room under the stage, biking with
them the contested returns. In a short
time one of the committee returned and
asked for the name of the person who had
objected te the return from the Third
Jake Price said he was the man and he
was thereupon requested te appear before
Mr. Davis asked the chair if candidates
had a right te appear before the committee
The chair said they had net unless the
committee sent for them.
Mr. Davis Said that Mr. Kbeily had
been before the committee and had sumo
of his friends there.
Mr. Keller protested against receiving
any further objection ; the time' te object
was yesterday, when the ether districts
were objected te.
The chair decided that objection could
be made at any time before the returnwas
A delegate appealed from the decision of
the chair aud after some debate the appeal
A drunken delegate moved te adjourn
until 2 p. in., but he was hooted down.
Mr. Eberlv explained that he had select -
ed J. W. Jehnsen, esq., te. represent him
before the committee, and that he (Mr
Eberly) or Mr. Davis had a right te be
there and leek after their own interests if
they chose te de se.
The chair assented te this, and Mr.
Davis appointed Mr. D. C. Ceuitney as his
counsel before the committee.
The counting of the returns then com
menced, and proceeded very slowly, and
atl o'clock the convention adjourned until
2 p. m., having counted only the re
turns from Csernarven, Elizabethtown,
Northwestern, Norwood, Eplnata and
KIIKKL.Y VS. KAVIS.
The Committee e.i Ceulekts.
committee en contests met
and after electing Jeseph
Iluber, of this city, chairman, adjourned,
as it is alleged, te meet en next Thursday
evening. This morning when the conven
tion met the committee reassembled under
the stage and called for the returns, which
were contested. They then piecceded te
business,and Jake Price, who had objected
te the Third ward, with ether witnesses,
was called before the committee. The
Third ward was the first ease taken upt
and the committee began calling witne.-ses.
J. W. Jehnsen, who was before the com
mittee as counsel for Eberly, objected te
this as being irregular, stating that the
committee had previously adjourned te
meet en Thursday. Jehnsen's objec
tion raised a row and threats were
made te threw him out. Jehnsen did net
stir but continued with his speech, aud
the committee finally adjourned te meet at
sonic future time, which has net Im-uii ap
pointed. OUI! I.UT1IKKAN VISITOIO.
Services at Grace Church en Sunday.
Very interesting services were held in
Grace church, Rev. C. E. neupt, pastor,
ou Sunday morning and evening. The
chancel was beautifully decorated with bou
quets and floral emblems. The baptismal
font was ornamented with an anchor com
posed of orange blossoms and rosebuds
resting en a base of white peonies and
trailing vines. A floral cress hung iu
front of the lectern and before the pulpit a
magnificent wreath of red and white flow
ers was suspended. On the altar was ar
ranged a massive pyramid of white flowers
in full bloom, supported by two elegant
bouquet, anil another floral anchor. Tin:
effect of the decoration was very beautiful,
and the adornment was most appropriate
and tasteful throughout.
The altar services at the morning hour
was conducted by II. G. B. Artmau, the
candidate for ordination te mission work
iu India, aud iu the evening by Rev. J. K.
Plitt, of St. Stephen's church, West Phil
adelphia. The morning sermon was preached by
Rev. J. M. Ullrich, of Pillow, Dauphin
county, from the text, Acts, ii., 41-47. In
the course of his remarks was detailed the
doctrine of the apostles and the necessity
et a faithful, tearless ministry of the word,
and a faithful people te hear it.
In the evening Rev. W. A. Schaeffer, of
Germantown, delivered a discourse from
1 Kings, i., 41-4'J, in which was shown the
historical connection of Adeuijah's at
tempt at usurpation with the reign of
King Solemon, teaching thereby the les les
eons of the pangs of a guilty conscience,
ami the blessings which fellow upon a
worship of the true King, Jesus Christ.
Beth morning aud evening services were
AtZleu'M German Lutheran Church.
Zion's German Luthern church : Rev.
F. P.Mayser, pastor, celebrated ou Sunday
the Seventh anniversary of the consecra
tion of its new and commodious churcli
edifice. In the morning the liturgical
service was conducted by the pastor, and
Rev. II. J. H. Lemcke. The sermon was
preached hy Rev. Prof. A. Spaeth,' D. D..
of Philadelphia, en Jehn iii., 1 !". The
singing of the choir, under the leadership
of Prof. Otte Wcixelbaum, was excellent,
tiie sole parts being especially well ren
dered. The decorations of the chancel,
baptismal font and gallery were profuse
and beautiful, and reflect great credit en
these designing aiid executing the work.
The Sunday school in the afternoon was
addressed by Revs. F. J. F. Scliantz. F. P.
Bender, and G. A. Bruegel.
Iu ihe evening there was a large audience
present, the sermon was by Rev. A. Hin
terleitner, of Pottsville, en Cel., ii., 5-7.
Altar services were conducted by the pas
tor aud Rev. G. P. Mueller. The collec
tions of the morning and evening services
aggregated nearly 8100. The occasion or
this anniversary and synedic Sunday will
long be remembered with pleasure by the
congregation of Zion's.