Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, June 05, 1880, Image 2

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1 SLaucastct $ntelligenc:er.
At Chicago.
If Mr. Blaine shall be beaten at Chica
go, as new seems likely, he will have run
the usual course of candidates like him
self; and having pressed te the forefront
of the battle he will fall prostrate, pierced
by the many arrows' that are always aim
ed at the foremost man in such a contest.
The history of presidential conventions
is that the most prominent candidate
rarely ever wins, unless events have se
shaped themselves that his nomination is
assured before the balloting begins. The
Held is generally able te beat the favorite,
and in the course of contention it becomes
very willing and even anxious te de se.
In politics nowadays it is very dangerous
te any man's supremacy te get tee far
ahead of his party rank and file. Beth
organizations contain many ambitious
men, struggling for spoils and leadership,
and each one knows that his ambition
can only be realized ever somebody's dead
body. Every lance is levelled at the one
whose plume nods at the front, and there
is very little enthusiastic following of one
man in these days.
At the convention of 1870 Mr. Blaine
nearly wen the prize, and yet as it came
cleser and closer te him his prospects
only made the opposition mere desperate
in their purpose te defeat him, even if
they had te take a man who was net
tasteful te them. Mr. Blaine started
then with about the same strengtli he
has new, and of his leading opponents no
one expected that either Bristow or
Morten could finally succeed. The field
was made up of scattering forces, and
there was no such compact organization
pitted against him as that new led
by Conkling, Legan or Cameren,
or even as Sherman's phalanx,
which has for its leaders Garfield and
Fester, who are probably the most cool
headed managers in the contest. It need
net be expected that Sherman's forces
are going te threw themselves into the
arms of either Grant or Blaine until
every last chance of their man's nomina
tion is lest. They held the balance of
power, but they are net unconscious of
it, and are net disposed te fritter away
their strength. Possibly one side or the
ether may yet fellow them when they
break for a dark horse, and if Garfield
were net handicapped by his support of
Sherman, he would be as likely te be that
dark horse as any man in the field.
It does seem, however, that Blaine
had one chance te win, which has been
thrown away. The time spent by Chan
dler in the committee en credentials, was
golden time ler the Grant men. Their
fortunes were at the lowest ebb
while the convention was wait
ing for -that committee, and had
it been prompt with a report favor
able te the Blaine men, a stampede
might have been started that would have
enabled Blaine te make the lauding. As
it was, Conkling succeeded in enforcing
his policy of delay. He had all te gain
and nothing te lese by it, and the last
vote taken last night shows a decided
gain for him. At the first day's end he
was 91 behind ; at the close of the second
he was only 34 in the rear. At that rate
of gain his policy will prove a successful
one, and his genius for leadership will be
The Republicans of this county who
were opposed te Thes. J. Davis's nomi
nation for district attorney are very
largely of the opinion that the 307 ma
jerity which the return judges have cred
ited te him was fraudulent, and that he
is entitled te no recognition as the party
nominee. It would no doubt be very
easy te demonstrate that this is the case
and that three times this many of the
votes cast for Davis and probably as
many polled for his competitors were
bogus under the law and the rules of the
party. At any rate his total vote was
only 3,G17, and it is monstrous that such
a handful of the 28,000 voters of Lan
caster county should dictate the incum
bent of an important office, when the
ether 2e,000 are se thoroughly convinced
of his utter unfitness.
The people of this county ought te
knew by this time what an important
efiice that of district attorney is. They
have seen justice prostituted in it for
years for political or personal ends, and
they have seen that the court gives them
no protection, takes no cognizance of
the imposition practiced upon it and the
disgrace attaching te it. The Deme
cratic county committee en Monday
will doubtless fill the ticket with a
nominee for district attorney whom no
honest citizen of the county need hesi
tate te vote for in preference te Davis.
They will certainly put en it a man of
fitness and integrity. Republicans who
profess te want a decent administration
of public justice can vote for such a one
without any surrender of principle and
te the positive credit of their party,
which is always injured by the election
of bad men. After the Democratic
nominee is named it will be seen if there
are enough righteous men in Sodom te
save it.
It seems very remarkable that the
anti-Grant element of the Chicago con
vention, while expressly affirming the
right of, district representation, should
have failed te sustain the claims of the
" curbstone " delegates from this county.
Theltepublicans of the Lancaster district
were virtually disfranchised at Harris
burg ; they had no voice in the selection
of Kauff man andSeltzer andare being mis
represented by their action. If any con
testants had a case it would seem that
Martin and Kline had, net only in equity,
but in form and under the recognized
rules of the party. 'If they were excluded
through any compromise, or through
Mr. Blaine's personal consideration for
some of the sitting members of the
Pennsylvjania'delegatien, Blaine's friends
iu Lancaster .county lave geed reason te
complain that jfiis Chicago managers
snubbed them.
All that enthusiasm Jin the Chicago
convention last night was -caused by th,e j
attorney of the Chicago whisky ring ask
ing for the restoration of its friends te
power iu Washington.
"NVe hope that in the contentions of
larger pelifcks,he offenses of our local
hucksters willlieljce overlookediiorjcon everlookediiorjcon overleokediiorjcon
doned. Hew is that investigation at the
prison coming en ? What did that new
taking account of stock show? Have
the new inspectors looked up the crooked
book-keeping of past years? And has the
Xeic Era publisher cot se far through
with his armful of prison reports as te
have his editor tell us whether or net the
Ixtelligexcek's charge of fraudulent
book-keeping is correct?
PitEsiDKNT Ciiaduecrnk, of Williams'
college, has resolved te deny college aid te
any student who is caught smoking.
Tuk Chicago convention applauded its
last opening with prayer because he cut
it hhert.
Rkv. Hugh Millku Thompson says
that heknews, " from the best evidence,"
that the cultured Uuitarianism of New
England is largely drifting into the Episco
pal church.
The limits of journalistic enterprise aie
reached by the Hartferd Times, which
publishes ixfae siwiWp, full size, of the noose
with which Hamlin was hanged in that
city, together with pictures of the scaffold
victim, murderer, main witnesses and
coffin plate.
William IIkxkt Cii.NXixo,ef England,
nephew of William Ellery Chauning, is
announced te preach the sermon at the
Unitarian church iu Brattleboro, Vt., en
"Wednesday evening, June 16. The occa
sion will be a sort of introduction te the
meeting of the Connecticut Valley con
ference of the Unitarians ou June 17.
Ik the Examiner office charged the coun
ty $82.50 for printing 150 copies of Judge
Patterson's Ce page paper-book as it new
says it charged the county just $14.50
mere than the regular price for such work,
at its own stated rate. We were depend
ing upon the statement of its business
manager that it charged $88. But taking
its own figures of $1 per page, and allow
ing for the extra copies which it says it
printed, $G8 is the outside price for such a
job te private individuals. Refund.
Tin-: Independent says of the Methodist
general cenference: "The impression
which such a gathering as that at Cincin
nati leaves en ether denominations is a
favorable one. The delegates acted like
sober men, conscious of their representa
tive character ; exhibiting zeal and knowl
edge ami intelligence ; distinguishing
themselves as fine speakers and ready
debaters ; and showing sincere devotion te
the cause of Methodism and of Christi
anity. Tin: election of Dr. Alice Bennett, yes
terday, as medical superintendent of the
woman's wards, in the Xorristewn hospital
for the insane, meets with very general
satisfaction among medical circles and
these of the public interested in the new
departure in that hospital. Dr. Bennett is
a distinguished graduate of the Weman's
college, Philadelphia, in which she holds
the position of demonstrator of anatomy.
She has also been a special student in the
Pennsylvania university's auxiliary course,
which is open te women students.
Ex-Gov. Jehn A. Wakd, of Illinois,
died in Quincy, yesterday.
Gen. Goitnex is defending his resigna
tien as United States senator en the stump
in Georgia.
Hen. Hi ester Clymer and bride re
turned te Reading from Washington en
United States Senater Kernax, of New
Yerk will spend the summer at Lead
ville. Cel., where he has mining interests.
Mrs. Hklcx Hust Jacksen ("H. H.")
has gene te Europe, and during her stay
there will visit Olc Bull and wife iu Nor
way. At the " Old Felks' " reunion iu Indi
ana, Pa., ou last Tuesday, the choir, was
led by Lancaster's favorite vocalist, Prof.
Wm. B. Hall. The papers also speak
highly of Prof. Hall's pathetic and effect
ive selections at the Decoration Day cere
monies there.
Among the distinguished personages
upon the platform when the Chicago con
vention met was Prince Leepold, son of
Queen Victeria, and his suite, consisting
of II. Cellins, C. B., the Hen. A. Yerke,
and Cel. McNeill, V. C. C. B., Equerry te
the Queen. While traveling in America
Leepold will carry his cook, his silver, his
wine and his ilunkies around with him.
Parker is te have glass works.
In Franklin the motherly hen, despoiled
of her breed, is nursing a litter of kittens.
Sister B.,of Oil City, in her haste te wear
her summer bonnet te the prayer meeting,
forget te take off" the $2.50 cost tag.
A rampant steer get loose in the streets
at Chambersburg en Thursday and gored
Jacob Butner, a basketmaker, se terribly
that the old man died.
In 1878 William H. Kemblc, the lately
convicted rooster, paid ten thousand dol
lars into the Republican campaign fund.
Heyt and Quay would have been ungrate
ful net te have pardoned him.
Dr. Stener and family, of Northumber
land, with the exception of wife and
eldest daughter, were poisoned by eating
canned California salmon the ether even
ing, but were relieved from the effects of
the poison next morning.
Jehn Harford, a Waynesburg farmer,
used the loop of a trace chain for a stirrup
en Thursday, as he was returning from
work. The horse which he had mounted
in that manner ran three times around the
field, dragging Harford's body until it was
tern te pieces.
Mrs. Samuel Bealcs,the wife of a wealthy
farmer at Beaver City, was found en Fri
day evening hanging from a rafcer in one
of the upper rooms of. her residence. Her
domestic rclatiensjwerc happy and she en
joyed excellent health. Ne cause is assign
ed for the act.
B. O'Copnell, twenty-four years of age
residing at Pert Carben, and employed as
a brakeman en the Philadelphia and Read
ing railroad, was struck by a bridge while
riding enthe top of a car near the Falls of
Schuylkill. He was thrown te the ground
and expired instantly.
There is a tariff picnic at Beaver to
day. Randall will probably be there te
talk political economy, but it is doubtful
if Blaine can fulfill his engagement te
speak. "When he premised te de se he
did net expect the national convention te
continue se long in session.
The BeJAefeute Jftttehman wisely says :
" Keen iu mind in the midst of all the
furore about the presidency tjje fact that
.there are a couple of state candidates for
the Democrats te elect this fall in Penn
sylvania.' The supreme bench must be
assigned te Geerge A. Jcnks and the
auditor generalship te Rebert P. Dechcrt.
Mrs. Charles Jehnsen, of Plunkett's
Creek township, near Williamsport, found
two rattlesnakes iu the weeds and con
cluded te keep them for playthings. She
put them in a box and took them home.
While playing with the snakes en Monday
one of them fastened its fangs in her hand.
The arm became frightfully swollen, and
at last accounts Mrs. Jehnsen's life was iu
great danger.
Samuel A. Redgers, supposed te bcfieui
Philadelphia, was found dead yesterday
morning iu his room at Belmont's hotel,
New Yerk, with a pistol shot wound in
his head and a revolver in his hand. Ne
ether clue te his friends was found than a
dispatch in his pocket from Jehn Redgers,
Philadelphia, stating that a large sum of
money awaited his order in New Yerk.
Ne cause could be found for the act.
Scats iu the Chicago convention
worth from 8 te $15 per day.
The Bowdoin college beat race tcek
place yesterday, and the prize was wen by
the class of 1882. Time. 19.40 J. Distance,
three miles.
The steamships Ohie and I'crlin, from
Bremen, arrived at Baltimore yesterday,
the first with 1,258 and the last with 1.240
immigrant passengers. Nearly all of
them went West last evening.
A despatch from Pau states that one of
the arches of a bridge being built ever the
Gave de Pau fell in yesterday, precipita
ting twenty workmen into the water.
Seme were crushed te death and ethers
Baseball yesterday : At Bosten Cleve
land 5, Bosten 2. At Providence Provi
dence 1, Chigage 1 (the game was called
en the sixteenth inning). At Worcester
Buffalo G, Worcester 1. At Albany
Nationals 1, Albany 1.
Memerial services at the graves of the
Confederate dead in Londen Park ceme
tery, Baltimore, took place yesterday
afternoon, under the management of the
Society of the Army and Navy of the con
federacy in Maryland.
The Democratic state convention of Ar
kansas, en the thirty-ninth ballet, nomi
nated Thes. J. Churchill for governor.
Jacob Frelich, secretary of state, and Wil
liam E. Woodruff" for treasurer, were nomi
nated by acclamation. C. B. Moere was
nominated for attorney general.
Charles W. Scofield, a heavy New Yerk
operator in iron during last fall, has sus
pendent payment. His liabilities are esti
mated at ever $2,000,000, half of which
sum is secured bv merchandise. He claims
te have $2,000,000 invested in Western
railroads, and that, if time is allowed, he
will be able te pay all claims in full.
The Chicago and Northwestern railroad
stockholders, at the annual meeting, re
elected the old directors, who then re
elected the officers. The report shows the
total earnings te May 31st for the year as
$17,208,000, as against $14,580,000 for the
preceding year. Total increase, $2,0S8,000.
The proprietary reads also held their elec
tions. At the Nevada Democratic state con
vention the following delegates te Cin
cinnati were chosen : Alva Adams, S. E.
Brown, S. F. Humphries, C. S. Themas,
W. A. H. Levclandand C. Berela. The de? de?
egatien is uninstructcd, but solid for Field.
The resolutions favor free coinage of silver
and declare that the Utcs must go, and
pledge support te the Cincinnati nomi
nee. Prizes have been distributed te the fol
lowing individuals by the Hudsen county
(New Jersey) Antwerp club, who own the
winners in the carrier pigeons' night from
Cressen, Pa., te Hoboken, a distance of
250 miles : W. Ycrrinder, jr., first prize ;
L. Walfelaer, second, fourth, fifth, sixth
and seventh prizes, and J. B. Welsh,
third prize. Mr. Yerrinder's bird made
the distance in four hours and fifty-eight
What Moncure 1). Conway Says About It.
Rev. M. D. Conway, writing from Lon Len Lon
eon under date of May 14, says : The mar
riage of Geerge Eliet has produced an
effect which once might have given Car
lyle a new illustration of his theory that
genius is nccessarilv unconscious of itself
and its powers. Mr. Cress,
whom she has married, is said te be about
thirty-eight years of age ; Geerge Eliet is
about sixty. A few years age he made
the acquaintance of Mr. Le .vcs and Miss
Evans. Their pleasant country-house,
Whitley, was near Weybridge, where Mr.
Cress resides. Mr. Cress is a city man, a
sort of banker, but net remarkable for
wealth ; he has a house at Chelsea, where
the pair will probably reside, se that " The
Priory" will be left as a monument of its
rich associations.
If Mrs. Cress has startled ne portion of
the community by showing that she had
no transcendental theory about marriage,
and se given cause for people te remember
that the real Mrs. Lewes is still living, she
has equally amazed another part by choos chees
ing te be married in a church the most
fashionable church, tee, in Londen St.
Geerge, Hanover square. Here was the
reputed high priestess of positivism, kneel
ing before a clergymen, and pronouncing
after him that she will live "after the
Lord's holy ordinance." She who has net
believed in any Deity but humanity for
ever twenty years. There has indeed
been a geed deal of compliance of
that kind in this country. The
late Proffesser Clifferd, however, when he
was almost compelled by family reasons
te be married in church, boldly deviated
from what the clergyman bade him say.
and said: "After man's holy ordinance."
But it is difficult te imagine that any fam
ily pressure could have been put en Gcerge
Eliet, and we de net hear that the service
was varied by or for her. There was a re
port that she was married in the names of
Lewes, but that is net true ; the signature
is "Marian Evans, spinster." It is a rather
hard thing for her admirers te have then-
idol come down from her pedestal and te
hear it said that the marriage in a fashion
able church was meant te try and recover a
conventional respectability. Were this the
object she might have been better advisedj
She can never gain from the conventional
what sbe has lest among the unconvention
al. It is. however, difficult te believe that
Geerge Eliet really cares for what she lias
treated up te the age of sixty as social
These who knew Mr. Cress say that he
is a handsome, attractive and intelligent
man. He is well and favorably known
both in Londen and New Yerk as a busi
ness man. lie has no pretensions te lit
erary or scholarly abilities. Be has for
some time new attended te the finances of
the lady he has married. His friends,
equally with hers, appear te have been
taken by surprise. The marriage wasat
tended by the group who generally leek in
when a marriage is going en in St. Geerge
church. Immediately afterward the pair
went en a tour en the continent, where
they are expected te remain several
Broke His Neck.
Lieutenant W. F. Z3ilin, the marine offi
cer en the United States receiving ship
Franklin, and son of Brigadier General
Zeilin, United States marine corps, of
Washington, was thrown by a runaway
horse en which he was riding en the Ocean
View read, Norfolk, and instantly killed,
by falling en his head and having his neck
broken. The body was brought te the
Atlantic hotel and will be forwarded te
The Contending Factious Contesting Kvery
Iii the Chicago convention, yesterday,
after the majority and minority reports of
the committee en contested seats had been
read, the Alabama case nas taken up, and,
pending a motion te adept the minority
(Grant) report, the convention adjourned
until 7 p. in.
Evciiug Session.
Judge Hear took the chair at precisely 7
o'clock, but net mere than fifty delegates
were in their seats. The prospects were
that the contested scat question would
occupy all the evening without being dis
posed el",unless the convention should adept
some order limiting debate, which prom prem
ised te be intei unliable.
The convention was called te order at
7:30 and immediately proceeded te the con
sideration of the Alabama qucstiouen con
tests. Mr. Harrison said it was agreed te de
vote forty minutes te it twenty minutes
te each side.
Mr. Cenger bricfiy explained Rapier's
case, showing that the only question was
as te whether the state convention had a
right te deprive him of his authority te
represent his district because he refused te
vote for General Grant. The same point
substantially was at issue in the ether two
Alabama contests. The question was
simply as te the right of single district rep
resentatives. Upen its settlement, in his
(Cenger's) judgment, rests the question of
the continued existence of the Republican
Mr. Turner, of Alabama, replied, simply
elaborating the views of the minority re
port in the case before the convention.
Mr. Tracy, of New Yerk, protested
against the convention deciding the ques
tion which has been rightfully settled iu
the state convention.
Mr. Batcman, of Ohie, supported the
majority report.
The time for debate having expired, Mr.
Beutwcll moved the following :
"Jlesehed, That all the cases of con
tested seats be decided by adopting the
usage of each state and that every state
where the uniform usage has been te elect
delegates te the national Republican con
vention that usage shall be deemed bind
ing and the same shall be true in respect
of delegates sent by district conventions
where that has been the usage."
Mr. Cenger made a point of order that
Beutwcll's resolution was net in order, be
cause netjgermauc te the pending ques
tion. The chair sustained the point. Vo
ciferous erics of "question," "question."
The question was put cicc voce, and was
decided overwhelmingly in the negative.
A division being demanded, the roll of the
states was called, and resulted, yeas 300,
nays 449. Se the motion te substitute the
minority for the majority report in the
Alabama contest was rejected. The an
nouncement elicited tumultuous applause.
The majority report, se far as relates te
Alabama, was then adopted.
In this vote the defection in Pennsylva
nia and New Yerk steed firm at 23 in each,
and the eriueut bid ler Edmunds was
net se strong as before, having voted but
four votes ter the Grant side. Upen the
announcement of the vote the building
rang with deafening cheers, but the Grant
people held their forces pretty well and
have a solid front.
The Illinois Case.
When the Illinois case was called up,
Beutwcll endeavored te have the conven
tion decide the contests according te the
common usage in states where they occur
as te selecting degates by state or district
conventions, and whenjthis was ruled out
of order, the majority report being before
the convention, he contended for no limi
tation of argument. This brought out a
long speech by Legan against the motieu
te limit te one hour and he thus get an
opportunity te defend the Springfield con
vention, which he would net get under the
hour rule, and te work up Grant enthusi
asm. On this occasion he put his feet in
it again by appealing te the galleries, and
by challenging llaymend, of California,
he get such a send off' for Blaine as kept
the convention and assemblage en its feet
for ten minutes iu thundering applause for
the Maine senator, which robbed his Grant
boom et all its previous strength.
Twe hours were given te the Illinois
case. Ne council outside of the conven
tion were allowed te participate.thus shut
ting out Beb Ingersoll and Emery A.
Sterrs. Cenger again appealed for the
majority report, saying that it was time
the party destroyed that last vestige of
state sovereignty within it, which was
apparent in the action of the Springfield
convention. Dcelgate-at-large Raum re
plied for sitting members, and declared
that te threw them out would be a revo
lutionary measure, which would be de
structive of the party in the state. The
opposition in the galleries rather get the
best of Mr. Raum en this point, and fre
quently and laughably turned the argu
ment agaiust him.
Ingersoll received a proxy and en Con Cen
ger's motion asking uuauimouscenscnt for
him te speak. Conkling was the first te
object. Sterrs made rather an earnest ap
peal, then an argument te the convention.
He seems te have been the only man ex
cept Conkling who did net blunder and he
succeeded in reusing the Grant people te a
loud effort te dwarf the thunder which had
just before come from Blaine threats.
The noise was terrific and the cheers and
shouts were kept up for 15 minutes. Men
plucked delegates' flags from their places
and waved them in the air. Umbrellas,
hats, handkerchiefs, everything that could
be used te give impetus te this demonstra
tion was used, and the building trembled
with the tramping. All the states for
Grant waved their guidens in the air. The
galleries were surging with excitement ;
car-piercing shrieks rent the air, and it
did seem as if the Grant people had
caught the right end of their boom at last
and meant te keep up.
Conkling, Cameren and Legan, anticipa
ting hew powerful the influence of this en
thusiasm would be en the coming vote,
spurred the people te keep it up, and when
it flagged they jumped upon the seats and
warmed it into new life. At this time the
Southern Grant delegates started up
" Marching through Georgia," and se en
the convention was engaged in singing and
the galleries took it up. The Blaine men
grew frightened and there were loud
calls for Ingersoll. The rare sight was
afforded of a nominating convention in
indescribable confusion at, midnight by the
ever-riding enthusiasm which was created
for Grant by Sterrs. The cheering com
menced ten minutes of twelve. At twenty
live minutes of one it was still going en.
The Proceedings in Detail.
Chicago, June 5 12:01 a. m. When
Sterrs in his speech mentioned Grant's
name the applause was vociferous and
continued for several minutes.
12:14 a. m. New Yerk delegation sinir-
ing "Marching through
hands join in.
12:15 a. m. Newsinging "R: l!y Around
the Flag." Great cheering for Graut.
Jehn Wcntwerth looms up in midst of
Illinois delegation with hat en caue.
12:1G a. m. Emery A. Sterrs is assist
ing the chairman in restoring order, his
cellar hanging down his back. Three
cheers are new being given for Grant.
12:17 a. m. The tumult and confusion
new exceeds any ether,the cheering being
changed for Blaine, and the entire conven
tion new en their feet.
12:18 a. m. The convention is ahewling
mob. There is no prospect of a ballet.
12:20 a. m. Cat calls, yells, swinging
umbrellas and banners and excitement be
yond any possible description.
12-21 a. m. The excitement continues,
hats being thrown from the galleries, um
brellas floating in the air and banners of
New Yerk state beiug swung most furi
ously. 12:22 a. in. The platform about the
speaker occupied by the national commit
tee and distinguished guests, who have
just arisen in spirit of the occasion, is a
scene of the wildest excitement.
12:24 a. m. At this moment there seems
no possibility of checking the tumult. It
is net a mob, but an expression of enthusi
asm beyond description. The chairman
has abandoned all efforts at enforcing
12:25 a. in. Conkling and a portion of
the New Yerk delegation are quietly sit
ting in their scats as if nothing was going
en. Pandemonium continues.
12:28 a. m. It seems te be the purpose
of the Blaine men by force of noise and
gesticulation te compel the Grant men te
rise, but they sit stolid and indifferent.
12:30 a. in.- -Grant banners have all been
dropped down and are hid in the vast
crowd. The chairman is trying te restore
order. Banners are new being returned te
their state location.
12:34 a. m. Order has been partially re
stored. 12:45 a. m. The chairman has succeed
ed in restoring comparative order, the
delegates and guests in his favor having
tired themselves out.
12:45 a. m. Sherman's name being
mentioned there was great cheering, which
continued for some time.
1 a. m. A motion te adjourn lest.
1:02 a. m. The question ou adjourn
ment was put the second time and lest.
The roll of states has been ordered en ad
journment. 1:06 a. m. The roll of states resulted
against adjournment.
1:20 a. m. A motion that the minority
report en the contested districts of Illinois
he submitted for the majority report wae
lest, and the roll et states was demanded ;
new ueing called.
1:28 a.m. The roll of states en the
adoption of the minority report en the
contested bocend district in Illinois in
place of the majority resulted, in favor of
352, against 387, and the convention ad
jeurncd te 11 a. in. te-day.
Lancaster County' Contest.
When the case of Martin and Kline vs,
Seltzer and Kauffmau came before the
committee qn credentials, Jehn Cessna
made an appeal in behalf of the sitting
delegates, claiming that the admission of
the contestants would be a stab at the
paity organization of Pennsylvania, and
would unsettle the claims of the party
nominees en the electoral ticket, and the
whole delegation te this convention. He
made the appeal, he said, iu the interest
of no candidate for the president,
but as chairman of the state com
mittee in behalf of the Republi
cans of Pennsylvania. Hagans, of
West Virginia, and Ilaymen. of Cal' Cal'
fernia, made vigorous speeches for the
contestants. The latter excitedly said he
proposed te de right if his action kept the
committee here till next year. A vote was
filially reached and resulted in favor of the
Blaine contestants by 20 ayes te 19 nays,
six net voting, but the chairman, by request,
said the remaining members of the com cem
mitcee might vote when they came in, and
the followers of Grant and Blaine started
out te leek up their adherents among
absentees of the committee. Chandler,
who had retired se as te be able te prepare
the committee s report for the morning
session of the convention, was called out of
bed te vote.
Meanwhile the contest in the 19th Penn
sylvania district had come en, in which II.
S. McNair, of Yerk, and D. A. MeKin
ney, of Adams, Blaine men, contested
James Herst, of Yerk, a Grant man, and
Jehn Hayes, of Cumberland, a cousin
and pretended friend of Blaine. McNair
said the " bosses" had approached him
and told him he could have his scat if he
would agree te vote with Cameren for
Grant and the unit rule ; if net he would
be thrown out. He told them te go te h 1,
and they unseated him. He said in Penn
sylvania men can only be delegates
if they will de the will of the " bosses"
and ignore the wishes of the people. .Mr.
Cessna said he was chairman of the com
mittee of nine te select delegates, and the
claim of McNair was ignored by the unan
imous vote of the committee. He said that
one of the sitting delegates was a relative
and friend et Blaine's from the hitter's
home, and he understood it was the wish
of Blaine that Mr. nayes be a delegate.
The sitting members were allowed te re
tain their seats by a decided vote, and this
established a principle of recognizing the
appointees of the state convention which
operated with a number of the Blaine men
te change their votes in behalf of Seltzer
and Andy Kauffman.
Hayes' "Sinart" Trick.
Times Dispatch.
There was the greatest surprise among ameng ameng
the Pennsylvauiaus, when the report turn
ed up this morning, tf learn that the Lan
caster contests had again been changed.
The contestants, Martin and Kline, were
let in by a vote of 23 te 21 last night, but
at the meeting this morning that was re
considered, and by only three dissenting
votes the sitting delegates, Kauffman
and Seltzer were retained. The se
cret of this is easily explained. The in
tention of the cemmittc, which was
largely against Grant originally, was te
change the majority of the delegation
against Grant, in order that the whole
fifty-eight votes could be used for Blaine
in the rather improbable event of the en
forcement of the unit rule ; but it seen
became clear that the rule was utterly out
of the question, and a second thought led
te the conclusion that the gain of two
votes would hardly justify the desperate
change. This broke down all the Pennsyl
vania cases.
The Prospect.
CniCAGO, June 5. It is possible th at the
convention may finish te-night, but the
possibility is that it will net reach a final
adjournment before Monday. The Illinois
question was settled in favor of the ant
Grant contestants at 2:15 this morning.
12 m., convention met at 11:45, with
the anti-Grant contestants in the Illinois
scats. The Kansas contests were taken up
at 11 :55 and forty minutes given te each
side occupying the convention until 12:30
with that discussion.
He Will Stick.
Chicago, June 5, 1 r. m. Mr. Conk
ling authorizes a denial of the statement
in circulation that he has received a letter
from Gen. Grant, asking him te have a
consultation with Cameren and Legan as
te the propriety of withdrawing his
(Grant's) name as a candidate.
An Ohie Candidate for West l'elnt Shet
by a Texa Candidate.
Jehn G. Thompson, jr., of Ohie en of
the'sergeant-at-arms of the Heuse ei Rep
resentatives at Washington, was shot and
seriously wounded in the abdomen at
Highland Falls, N. Y., by Beaumont
Buck, of Texas. Beth of the young
men were candidates for admis
sion te the West Point academy, anil
were attending Colonel Huse's pre
paratory school. Buck had been, made
the victim of hazing by the ether stu
dents, and, becoming enraged at some
remarks, drew a revolver and shot
Thompson. Buck gave himself up te
Justice Avery, and was committed te the
county jail te await the result of Thomp
son's injuries. The bullet passed through
the latter's body, and his condition is
critical. Sergeant-at-Arms Thompson has
been telegraphed for.
A Straw for Edmunds.
Among these present at the luacb. party
given by vDen Cameren just before his
departure for Chicago was Benjamin
Brewster an admirer, of Mr. Edmunds.
On Tuesday Mr. Cameren telegraphed te
Mr. Brewster te come te Chicago, and mi
the latter's inquiring if it was absolutely
necessary, a reply was received that it
was ; accordingly he went en Wednesday.
It is said that the reason of his departure is
ler the purppse of going upon the fleer of
the convention and placing Edmunds in
nomination in a reusing speech, while he
will employ all his time outside te crys
tallize votes in favor of the Vermont senator.
Opinions OeUvcred Miscellaneous Rusiuess.
Court niet at 9 o'clock te-day for the
transaction of current business witli both
judges en the bench.
Opinions were delivered by Judge Pat
terson iu the following cases :
Cem" th vs. Henry L. Brackbill et. ul.
The defendants iu this citee were tried in
quarter sessions en a charge of conspiracy,
and the jury found them net guilty, and
put the costs upon Isaac S. Landis, the
prosecutor. A rule was taken te show
cause why Mr. Landis should net be re
lieved from the payment of Costs.' Rule
discharged. -
Jehn McG rami's, deceased, estate. Ex
ceptions te auditor's report. Exceptions
overruled, report confirmed and issue,
which was asked for, refused.
Eli Lybe and Laura M. Lybe, his wife
and M. B. Eshleman and Annie his wife,
vs. Rudelph S. Heir. Rule te show
cause why an injunction, granted
February 7, 1880, should net be dis
solved. MivHerr.isithe owner of a tract
of land, portion of thp old Peter Lightner
estate, just west of this city, en which
there is a spring, the right te take water
from which for the supply of the Lightner
homestead new the property of the plain
tills, was reserved in the sale of the land te
Heir. Seme time age he began te sink a
well near the spring, which the plaintiffs
allege tapped the sources of the spring's
supply, and interfered with the water that
was furnished te their premises under the
reservation, by materially affecting the
flew et" said spring, drawing the water
therefrem and diverting the source of the
supply, &c, and thus causing great dam
age. The court refused te dissolve the in
junction that had been granted against
Mr. IIui r"s digging the well and discharged
the rule. Testimony will new be taken en
the bill and answer.
Other Business.
At the January (1875) terra of court
Henry Krciter was charged with desertion.
After hearing the evidence the court di
rected him te pay $2 per week for his two
children, who were given in charge of
thcr grandfather. Since that time Krcjtcr
has applied for the custody of the chil
dren, but was refused them. He failed te
pay the amount ordered and an attach
ment was issued against him for contempt.
He was arrested and is new in jail. This
morning application was made te have the
attachment dissolved, as at the time of the
judgment defendant gave bail in the sum
of $400 for the performance of the court's
decree, which has net yet been sued out.
After hearing the case the court dissolved
the attachment and granted the defendant
a rule te show cause why the children
should net be given in his charge.
Themas C. Reynolds, of this city, was
granted a soldier's license te peddle.
Elizabeth Badger was granted a divorce
from her husband Badger, en the
grounds of desertion and ill treatment.
In the case of Jehn W. Ncwceinet vs.
Stephen Shaeff'er, which was tried recently
and in which a verdict was rendered for
the plaintiff, a rule for a new trial was
On motion of II. 31. North, esq., a rule
was granted te show cause why a receiver
should net be appointed for the Hanover
Junction & Susquehanna railroad. This
will come up for argument in June.
The Census in Lancaster.
A number of the local census enumera
tors havingbeen interviewed en the pro
gress of their work in this city, agree in
saying that it is getting en satisfactorily,
and that they have no difficulty in getting
ready and complete answers te the official
interrogatories. They find the people gen
erally prepared by the newspaper notices
for their coming, and ready with the neces
sary information. The women of the fam
ily are mainly depended en for accurate
data. "The men knew nothing abent their
children's ages, and scarcely remember
their own." New and then a coy damsel
is met by the enumerator who is shy about
telling hew many summers have bleached
her. but the enumerator has a way or makes
a way te get it out : Well, miss ; I will
have te guess at it. I should judge from
your appearance you were 30." But before
the pencil gets it down, she replies : " In
deed, sir, I was only 27 my last birth-day."
All the Lancaster enumerators expect te
be able te finish their enumeration within
the allotted fifteen working days. They
take from 150 te 300 names per day, ac
cording te' the location, and report daily te
Supervisor Snowden.
Tlie Republican Centeht.
Concerning the proposed contest of
Thes. J. Davis's and A. W. Snader's nomi
nations, as declared by the Republican
return judges, the New Era says : " Posi
tive evidence has been obtained te show
that the election iu the Third ward,
Lancaster, was a fraud and a farce.
Whether these fraudulent returns are suffi
cient te change results we are net pre
pared te say, but such is the opinion of
these who have been investigating the
matter, and it is therefore right and
proper that the truth of the allegations
should be determined iu the manner pro
vided by the rules of the party."
Percy B. Sheck, of the investigating
committee of seven, says that under the
rules the investigation cannot be made, as
proposed, unless the meeting of the return
judges only occupied one day. When they
adjourned from time te time and declared
the ticket after ample time for a contest
before the beard, "that settles it," and
Mr. Swepc will call in vain for his associ
ates te meet.
That Collision or Phaeton.
It was the phaeton of Wm. D. (net Gee.
D.) Sprecher that collided en the Marietta
turnpike, en Wednesday evening, with Mr.
Jehn S. Rohrer's phaeton.
Mr. Rohrer says' Mr. Sprecher's driver
ran into his vehicle ; that he (Mr. Rohrer)
dreve as far te the right as was consistent
with safety, leaving Frankford room te
turn out, and that the Sprecher phaeton
was overturned 100 yards beyond the point
of collision, by its driver running his
horses down the bank te step them.
Events Aero the County l.lnt.
, Professer J D. Kellies, the great Afri Afri
can.basiliceathaumaturgist and lire-eater,
is performing in Montgomery county.
Whew ! what anuccupatien.
R. T. Ryeu, esq.,, formally of Columbia
is new proprietor of the Richmond fur
nace, Franklin county.
On Wednesday night the cabinet shop
of Jacob Libhart. jr.. of 3Iarietta. was
ent( red and a few picture frames stolen,
amounting te about $5.
West Marlborough, Chester county,
claims te be the banner butter maker of
that county ; net less than 0,000 pounds
are made and shipped from that tewuship
te Philadelphia each week.
The Homestead and Schiller building
associations, of Reading, will shortly have
run theirceurse, when $40,000 will be dis
trihutetl among 72 persons;
The postmaster general has established
a new mail route between Havre dc Grace.
Maryland.and Wiightsvilte, which was put
in operation ou Monday. The route will
be served by a small steamer en the canal.
The trustees of the Pennsylvania state
college have elected Jeseph Sheitlidge, of
Chester county, president of the college,
te fill the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Dr. Calder.
Reading 'Times and Dispatch: "The
treatment received, our controllers say.
could net have been better, and they feel
under great obligations te the Lancaster
school boa I'd."
Rev. W. E. Krebs, late profes.ser in
Franklin and Marshall college, this city,
and later pastor of the Bloomsburg Re
formed church, has resigned his charge, en
account of the failure of his health, and
removed with his family te Littlestown,
Pa., where he expects terest for a time
from all mental labor for his restoration te
Reading society has just hail an event
in the marriage, en Thursday evening, of
Mr. Andrew Shaabcr and Miss Sal lie
Reland. The bride is a daughter of James
M. Reland, a well-known citizen and ex
member of the school beard, and the groom
is a well-known citizen, foreman of the
foundry and car works of Adam Jehiiitm
& Sen.
Ephraim Seudcr, in the employ of the
Philadelphia & Reading company, Reading,
had a tumor about the size of a walnut
successfully removed from the left side of
his face, near the lower cud of the ear. The
surgical ojicratieu was performed by Prof.
Levis, while lecturing before a class il
students in Jeffersen medical college, Phil
adelphia. The patient nearly bled te
The ninth annual convention of the dio
cese of central Pennsylvania will convene
in Christ's Reading, en Tue.-day.
June 8, at 7 o'clock p. in., and will be pie
sided ever by the Right Rev. M. A.
DeWelfe Howe, bishop of the diocese.
There arc some 80 te 1)0 clergymen in the
diocese, and these, with three lay members
from each parish form the convention
there are about ninety parishes in the dio die
cesemaking a membership (clerical anil
laymen) when full, of three hundred and
In 1879, Ferdinand Fendler, a saloon
keeper of Harrisbiirg, was convicted of
selling liquors te miners and heavily lined.
Iu lieu of paying the line he sciveil a term
in jail, from which institution he was dis
charged. District Attorney Bellinger
thereupon brought suit against Messrs.
Henry Fehrer, and Levi Hefl'a, the bonds
men of Fendler, for the amount of the fill!;
and costs, ami Judge Pearson decides that,
they are liable.
At Lancaster, all day Thursday, men
were considering hew it could be that Mai
tin and Kline, who have been regarded as
encamped en the curbstone, weiu new
taken inside and made much of, while
Kauffmau and Seltzer were shot out at the
back-deer. This puzzled Lancaster, ami
no wonder. It was a new feat Went
Cheater Village llecerd. And new they are
wondering why the curbstones were "shot
Commencement Exercises Last Evening.
The seventh annual commencement ex
ercises of the Columbia high school took
place in the opera house in that borough
last evening. The building was packed
te its utmost capacity. The graduates
looked well, and their essays were well
written and generally well-delivered. The
music, which was furnished by Keller's
full orchestra, of this city, was of a high
order. The approbation of the audience
was expressed by frequent applause, ami
all the graduates were liberally rewarded
with floral tributes.
Iu conferring the diplomas Superintend
ent B. G. Ames made seme apposite re
marks, and an interesting address was de
livered by Deputy State Superintendent
Following is the pregramme:
Prayer Ilev. Henry Wheeler.
Music Overture. Lustilmj" Kekr Itelu.
balututery T. Annie Welsh.
Essay Iiitliiuncc of Smut llnttic Miller.
Ksay Pressure mill the JJellinjj Point Li
tlier J. Schreciicr.
Music Waltzes, ".sweetest Flowers," J. S.
Essay Knight of the l'Jtli Century Maim:
E. Ilcrsliey.
Essay '-TriiiHtur dies die " EinmaKes-Ier.
Essay The Moen Sue It. Newlen.
Essay Manners and Fashions Mury 15.
Music Operatic Selection, "Chimes of Xor Xer
niandy" Plain uuttc.
Essay Xou sceiihe scd vit:e discliiius Ida
Essay Mens sun:t in corperis sane C. U.
Esiay Carbonic Acid und Kt-plratleii .Strawbrid-jc.
Music Overture, "Chevalier Itreten,"
Essay Saturn and its Lessens l.ily S.
Es-ay Laughing. Laughter, and Tldiigs te
Laugh At Carrie UeUcr.
Essay Combustion ami it- Products Clam
J. I.eiiiuan,
Music Sceteli Medley, " Ilennie Dundee,"
Essav "The works el Oed are lair for
nanght unless our ejes In seeing," 4c Jennie
Call ISucliimin.
Jteciuilien "-lane Ceii(uest"-EHic C.Sauir
ber. Essay Oxygen and its Properties Maine E.
Music Les Landers, "Spring Time,"
Chronicle.-. Lida IS. Skeen.
Essay Hydrogen Annie M. Tierney.
Prophecies Leah O. Paine.
Valedictory Annie R. llinkle.
Kcinarks, conferring diplomas Snpt. !!. (".
Address-Deputy State Sup't. Henry Hnni-k
Music lJecrealien, "The Cukoe," Elsemaii.
Alarm of Fire.
The alarm of fire this morning about 0
o'clock was caused by the burning of oil and
cotton-waste near the engine at the IVnn
iron works. The fire was extinguished by
the employees of the works before any
serious damage was deue. The American
steam fire engine was run out te the works
but was net put into service. , 1
The Fairs.
At the fair at St. Mary's "old stone
church " there will be a package auction
this evening. The fair continues te be
largely attended.