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LANCASTER DAlLV lMEtUGEfclJEU. THUitSDAY, JUNE 24, i380i
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Lancaster IrntelUfcencer.
THUBSDAY EVENING. JUNE 24, 1880-
FOB PBESIDENT :
GEN. WINFIELD S. HANCOCK,
OF PENNSYLVANIA.
The great principles of American lib
erty are still the lawfal inheritance of
this people, ana ever should be. The
right of trial by jury, the habeas corpus,
the liberty of the press, the freedom of
speech, the natural rights of persons and
the rights f property must be presenred.
WINFIELD S. HANCOCK,
Maj. tien.Cemd'yDept. La. and Texas.
Hancock.
The Democratic party has done honor
te itself and te the principles it repre
sents by the nominating as its standard
bearer in the ensuing presidential con
test Majer General Winfield Scott Han
cock, of Pennsylvania. The descendant
of a distinguished family, he was edu
cated as a soldier, graduated with honor
at West Point, he distinguished himself
as a brave soldier and efficient officer
during the battles of the Mexican war,
his services being rewarded with promo
tion for gallant services in the battles of
San Antenia, Cherubusce and the ether
battles in front of the city of the Monte Mente
zumus. Frem the commencement
te the end of the late civil war
he commended himself te the Union.
sentiment of the Xerth by his valor
and skill in a dozen hard fought battles.
McClellan, his commanding officer,
named him " the superb," and in one of
his dispatches, after a hard fought battle
and glorious victory, announced the re
sult by telegraphing that "Hancock
fought splendidly." At Antietam he
sprang into the trench and took com
mand of the second corps en the death
of the gallant Gen. Richardson, and
wrestled victory from the jaws of defeat.
At Gettysburg when our own Reynolds
fell, Gen. Hancock took his place, stayed
the retreating Union forces, extended
the Union lines, checked the advance of
Lee's magnificent army, waged battle
for two days against his veteran hosts
and finally repulsed them, falling severe
ly wounded at the moment of victory.
Fer his gallant services he was awarded
by Congress a vote of thanks in the name
of the people of the United States.
JJy services like these lie wen the ad
miration and applause of the entire
Xerth ; and when after the war had end
ed he was placed in command of the mil
itary district of Louisiana and Texas,
he wen equal admiration from the peo
ple of the Seuth by the magnanimity with
which he treated his late enemies and
the firmness with which he upheld the
rights of the civil powers. The follow
ing extract from his general order of No
vember 29, 1867, is worthy of being writ
ten in letters of geld and impressed ou
the memory of every American ;
" In war it is indispensable- co repel
force by force and overthrew and destroy
opposition te lawful authority. But when
iusurrcctienery force ljas. been over
thrown and peace established, and the
civil authorities are ready and willing
te perform their duties, the military power
should cease te. lead and the civil
administration resume its natural and
rightful dominion. Solemnly impressed
with these views, the General announces
that the great principles of American
liberty are still the lawful inheritance of
this people, and ever should be. The
right of trial, by jury, the habeas corpus,
the liberty of the press, the freedom of
speech, the natural rights of persons and
the rights of property must be preserved."
Is it t' be wondered at that the people
of the Seuth, first crushed in war and
afterwards plundered and robbed by
camp-followers and carpet-baggers,
should leek te this magnanimous con-
qucrer sis their .deliverer ? And is it te
be wondered at, that when opportunity
offered, the solid Seuth, led en by the
gallant Leuisianians and Texans, should
shake hands with the solid Xerth and
demand him as their leader in rescuing
the government from the fraud which
has usurped its powers and brought it
into reproach both at home and abroad.
The unanimity with which the; nomi
nation was made, and the enthusiasm
with Which it is everywhere- received
gives assurance that it will be ratified
by an overwhelming majority by the
people at the polls, " aadif he is elected
lie will take his seat."
Hancock led the column of the im
mortal fifty-six who signed the Declara
tion of Independence, and established the
principles of Democracy in the United
States. Hancock led the column at An
tietam and. Gettysburg, and broke the
back-bone of rebellion and preserved the
integrity of the Union. And new Han
cock leads the column that is te regulate
and purify the government, and save it
from, the horde of cormorants who have
been feeding upon its life-bleed.
Xet the least encouraging feature of
the course of events that have marked
the preliminaries of the Democratic con
vention which is new the cynosure of
public interest, is the manifest purpose
of the party te accord the heartiest sup
port te its nominee. The Democrats
hereabouts are only waiting for the
name of the man in. whose behalf they are
ready te roll up their sleeves and de yeo
man service.
:
Hancock drew first bleed last night
and after the adjournment his boom is
reported te have attained growing pro
portions. The country will hail his nom
ination as it will that of any ether pure,
upright, honorable Democrat with the
most positive enthusiasm.
The bloody shirt is permanently re
tired as a factor in this campaign. -
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The solid Seuth.
Se ether name in the country has the
power te move the Seuth liket that of
Hancock. When that teectien of the
country was in the valley of the shadow,
his was the majestic form that
strode between the bleeding victim
and her cruel oppressors, and interposed
his strong arm te prevent the total anni
hilation of civil freedom. A soldier than
whim no ether bears a nobler record, his
clearly defined submission of the military
te the civil power render his name a
tower of strength among a liberty-loving
people.
The nomination of General Winlield
Scott Hancock wjis net the wild, ungov
ernable impulse of an irresponsible crowd
fearful lest the name of some obnoxious
person would be thrust upon them willy
nilly; it was a spontaneous outburst of
feeling in honor of a man whose services
te his country have been monumental,,
and whose election is beyond the pale of
doubt. Tin-: rear of approbation that
went up from the perspiring- crowd
in front of the Intelligencer
office about neon te-day tells' the
story. It was in marked contrast
with the chill that passed through the
Republicans en the reception of the news
of Garfield's nomination three weeks
age.
As seen as Hancock's nomination was
announced,. the Intelligencer Hag was
run up amid loud cheering, and almost
simultaneously the Democratic cannon,
" Old Buck" planted en the "huT'iii
the Eighth ward, thundered forth a sa
lute of one hundred guns.
If vow ask what state lie hails from-.
We proudly here avow :
"He liuils from Pennsylvania
Rut the Union claims him new."
If you ask what cause he fought for.
Re this our sole reply :
'He hattled for the Union,
Fer Law and Liberty."
There are no Tilden men, nor Thur
mau men, nor Hendricks men, nor Ran
dall men, nor Field men, nor Payne men
anymore. All these sterling Democrats
have rolled up their, sleeves for HAN
COCK, and se will, every ether lever of
his country.
The spirit of the Democrats of the
country is aptly illustrated in the tele
gram read in the convention yesterday
announcing that the bonfire was ready
te be lighted in honor of the Cincinnati
convention.
Said a dozen Republicans te us this
morning : " Hancock is the strongest
candidate your party could have nomi
nated, and only one objection can be
urged against him he is a Democrat.
Pennsylvania, New Yerk, New Jer
sey, Connecticut and Indiana, will vote
for Hancock, our soldier statesman next
November.
Tut: last Democratic president came
from Pennsylvania and was nominated
at Cincinnati. This is a favorable omen-
Democrats, turn out this evening
and show the Republicans what a mass
meeting is.
The Dark Herse was se dark you
couldn't see him this time.
Did you hear " Old Ruck " out en the
hill te-day ?
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The country is saved-
MINOR. TOPICS.
Hancock was always a terrible fellow
for flanking. The strategists in command
of the ether booms should have remember
ed this peculiarity.
Geerge W. Sv.lyner, the able editor of
the Fulton Ihmicrat, published atMcCon atMcCen
ticllsburg, Pa., has severed Ids connection
with that paper,, having sold it te II. II.
Woodal, whose salutatory in the current
number has tlic true Democratic ring, and
shows the writer te be possessed of de
cided ability and an aptness at wielding
the editorial pen.
Grew is president, but Gambetta prac
tically premier of France. Se much is at
tested, by the presentation and the passage
in the chamber of deputies of the chief
political measure of the year, the Plenary
Amnesty bill. Its presentation in the
French senate also has already been made,
and its passage there is probable, though
by a vote closer than that of the depu
ties. PERSONAL.
The mallet used by the Prince of "Wales
in laying the corner-stone of the new ca
thedral at Truro was the one with which
Charles II. laid the foundation stone of St
Paul's cathedral. It was presented te the
Old Ledge of St. Paul by Sir Christopher
"Wren, a member of the Old Ledge.
Senater Bayard is at his home in Wil
mington. He leeks well, and was in fine
spirits and altogether unruffled yesterday.
General Hancock watches the Cincinnati
battle from New Yerk. Senater Thurmau
is in Columbus. Mr. Tilden takes his
drives in the park as usual since the con
vention opened.
Mr. R. W. Emersen is mentioned as one
of the most frequent visitors at the Bosten
athenamm. He rarely gees te the city
without stepping an hour or two, or per
haps half a day, among the books. Some
times he will be seen standing at the top
of one of the portable steps in the alcoves,
having been there half an hour it may be
with a book in hand, opening the book as
seen as he took it from the shelf, and in
stantly becoming tee much absorbed in its
contents te stir from the spot. And some
times he may be seen seated at a tabic
with his MSS.
Mr. Horatio Seymour is described as
going the ether day with his brother Jehn
te see one of a line of splendid horses
owned for many years in the Seymour
family. The ex-governor critically exam
ined the animal and pronounced xn elo
quent eulogy upon his many merits and
fine points. Upen its conclusion, Jehn
Seymour, who had been quietly standing
by, remarked: "There is one important
fact connected with this breed of horses,
which you seem te have overlooked, and
te which I wish just new te call your at
tention." "What's that?" asked Uhe
governor. "They never refuse te run!"
Mr. Seymour eyjeyed the joke and seemed
te appreciate its application.
CINCINNATI.
THE BALLOTING BEGUN.
HANCOCK LEADING AT THE OUTSET.
Hi Name Received With Tumultuous En-
thusiaaui Man Dougherty's Masterly
flea in Ilehalf or the Pennsylvania
Soldier Uayard, Hendricks and
Thurmau Loudly Cheered.
THE HANCOCK BOOM GROWING.
II Ik. Frieutls Predicting hU Nomination en
First Hallet Te-Day.
At 1:45 p. m. Mr. Stevenson arrived and
was presented te the convention as its
president.
Judge Headly, en handing him the gav
el as the symbol of authority, said it could
fall into no worthier nanus.
He was received with applause. He said
he accepted the chair with a high apprecia
tion of the honor and responsibility of the
trust confided in him. He knew that he
was net indebted for the compliment te any
personal merit, but as a tribute te his
grand old commonwealth and its devotion
in sunshine and storm te Democratic prin
ciples, in the name of Kentucky, therefore,
he presented his thanks. He welcomed
the representative men of the Democratic
party te Cincinnati. There was joy in
their coming. He saw in the faces befcre
him that the flag which they put out shall
be borne triumphantly te victory. Ap
plause. He proceeded at some length te
ei:tel the Democratic party, its history and
mission, but as his face was turned aw ay
from the reporters little of it could be
heard.
On motion, a resolution of thanks was
tendered the temporary chairman ler the
able and impartial discharge of his duties,
which Judge Headly briefly acknowl
edged. A motion was carried te proceed te the
nomination of candidates for president.
M. McElreth of California named Judge
Stephen J. Field, and Brown of Colerado
secended the nomination.
A call of Delaware was greeted with tu
multuous applause. Geerge Gray, of that
state, presented the name of Themas F.
Bayard. He said Delaware, though small
in numbers, was proud of her history and
her position in the sisterhood of states.
She was here te-day te de her best in be
half of the common cause. Who will lead
best in the struggle for constitutional gov
ernment and the people's rights they were
here te-day te decide. Voices " Bay
ard, Bayard. " When the speaker men
tioned the full name of Themas Francis
Bayard it was hailed with a spontaneous
burst of applause. He was no novice, but
a man of experience and statesmanship.
His name and record were known wher
ever the flag floats, or the English tongue
is spoken ; with private cliaracter as spot
less as snow ; judgment clear as sunlight ;
wit keen as the flashing sabre. Hon
est. The people all knew him, and need
net be told who and what he is. In whom,
mere than him, will the business interests
of the country find mere trust:' Who better
than he will truly represent the Democratic
party, or who give a higher direction te its
aspirations than he whose name is the very
synonym of opposition te corruption in
every form, who had contributed te the
present commanding strength of the Demo
cratic party? Don't tell us that you ad
mire and love him ; that he is unavailable.
Deu't tell us that he is tee geed a man te
command the suffrages of the Democratic
party.
The call for Indiana was the signal for
the most enthusiastic cheering outside of
the delegates' scats, which was renewed
wildly as the banner of Themas A. Hen
dricks was waved from the rear of the
platform.
Mr. Yoerhecs, of Indiana, desired te
present the name of a distinguished citi
zen of Indiana who was fit te be president.
After complimentary illusions te all the
candidates already presented, all of whom
he knew were worthy of every honor, he
said there was none, however, with morn
commendations in the works of his life
than are attached te Themas A. Hen
dricks. Great applause. Indiana
had for twenty years been au im
portant battle ground of the Democratic
party, and she had never faltered with
Hendricks in the front. Applause.
There were no divided counsels in Indiana.
There was no treachery here. They were
unanimous and cordial in their presenta
tion of the gentleman whom he had
named. He was worthy of all support,
and his administration, if nominated and
elected, would prove as efficient as his ad
ministration in every station he had filled
in the past. Te the Seuth, who had been
mere faithful ? Te the North, who had
been truer? Indiana nailed his colors
te the mast, and would stand by him
and go down with them in honor, if need
be.
New Yerk being called voices in the
galleries called, Tilden, Tilden and were
greeted with furious hisses. When Illi
nois was called, Samuel S. Marshall, after
a somewhat tiresome general political
speech, in which he was interrupted by
impatient calls of time, time, time and
confusion, said the American people de
demand as their leader a man worthy of
the cause, one of inflexible honor, indomi
table courage, a man of the people, one
who is a legislator and finally en behalf of
the unanimous Illinois delegation he
named the gallant soldier, William R.
Morrison, of Illinois.
When Massachusetts was reached, Lcv
crett Saltenstall, of that state seconded
Bayard's nomination.
Ohie named Thurmau in a speech by Mr.
Sweeney, which was frequently interrupt
ed by applause.
Dougherty's Pica for Hancock.
When Pennsylvania was called its chair
man said they had no candidate te present
but one of their delegates desired te pre
sent a name. Dan. Dougherty, of Phila
delphia, then took the platform.
Mr. Dougherty in presenting te tlie con
vention the name of General Hancock,
said :
Mr. Dougherty's Speech.
I propose te present te the thoughtful
consideration of this convention the name
of one who en the field of battle was styled
"the superb," cheers yet wen the still
nobler renown as a military governor whose
lirst act when in command of Louisiana and
Texas was te salute the constitution by
proclaiming that the military rules shah
ever be subservient te the civil power.
Cheers. The slight word of a soldier
was proved by the acts of a statesman. I
nominate one whose name will suppress all
factions, cheers will be alike acceptable
te the north and te the south. A name
that will thrill the republic. A name, if
nominated, of a man that will crush the
last embers of sectional strife and whose
name will be hailed as the dawning of the
dav of nernetual brotherhood. With him
we can fling away our shields and
wage an aggressive war. We can
appeal te the supreme tribunal of the
American people against the corruption of
the Republican party and their untold vio
lations of constitutional liberty. With
him as our chieftain the bloody banner of
the Republicans will fall from their palsied
grasp. O, my countrymen, in this su
preme moment the destines of the republic
are at stake and the liberties of the people
are imperiled. The people hang breathless
en your deliberation. Take heed ; make
no misstep. I nominate one who can carry
every southern state and who can carry
Pennsylvania, Indiana, Connecticut, New
Jersey and New Yerk the soldier states
man with a record as stainless as his sword,
Winfield Scott Hancock,- of Pennsylvania.
Thisgave occasion for the wildest ap
plause that had been witnessed upon the
fleer or in the galleries, many delegates
rising te their feet. If elected he would
take his scat. Great applause.
When Seuth Carolina was called, Wade
Hampton hobbled forward en his crutches
amid trreat applause and said while he and
his state recognized and appreciated Han
cock and Thurmau, Seuth Carolina was
for Bayard because he was the strongest
man before the convention.
Hubbard, of Texas, seconded the nomi
nation of Hancock.
Strongfellew, of Virginia, seconded
Field's nomination, and Majer Daniel, of
the same state, followed in an impassioned
speech in behalf of Hancock. Geed, also
of Virginia, seconded Thurman's nomina
tion. The First Dttllet Hancock Leads.
The chair then announced the names of
these in nomination for president of the
United States. The names of Hendricks,
Thurman and Hancock were each received
with considerable applause, that for Han
cock being by far the greatest and most en
thusiastic and apparently the most sponta
neous and natural.
After a number of motions te adjourn,
postpone, etc., had been made and defeat
ed, it was agreed te proceed at once te a
ballet.
The roll was then
resulted, total vote,
called and the vote
7351 ; necessary te a
choice, 492 :
Winfield S. Hancock. . .
Themas F. Bayard
Henry B. Payne
Allen G. Thurman
Stephen J. Field
William R. Morrison. . .
Themas A. Hendricks.
171
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81
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65
64
5(H
Samuel J. Tilden 38
Themas Ewiug 10
Horatio Seymour 8
Samuel J. Randall 5
W. A. H. Leveland 5
Jeseph E. McDonald e
Geerge B. McClelland 2
Geerge V. N. Lathrop 2
Joel Parker 1
Jeremiah S. Black 1
James E. English 1
Hugh J. Jewett 1
As the vote of each state was announced
from the platform the cheers and hisses
were renewed, and some one moved that
the gallerips be cleared, but it was net
pressed. While the clerks were adding
up their tally the band played "Dixie,"
the lirst strain of which took a large part
of the audience te their feet with cheers re
doubled as "Yankee Deedle" followed.
The chair announced that no one hav
ing received two thirds there was no
choice.
Mr. Brcckcnridgc (Ky.) moved te ad
journ te ten o'clock te-morrow. Adopt
ed, and the convention adjourned at 0:10
p. m.
On the first ballet the Pennsylvania del
egation voted as fellows : Field, 1 ; Bay
ard, 7 ; Hendricks, 1 ; Hancock, 28 ;
Seymour, 3 ; Jewett, 1 ; Tilden, 15 ; Ran
dall, 1.
The platform will reaffirm the platform
adopted at St. Leuis and its main features
are en the line of the late Pennsylvania
resolutions adopted at the convention of
the party held a few weeks - since and said
te be from the pen of Jere. Black. There
is also a strong anti-Chinese plank and a
resolution in praise of Tilden and Hen
dricks, and an arraignment of the Repub
lican party for the fraud of 1870. The
financial plank declares for geld and silver
coin and constitutional currency convcrta cenvcrta
ble into coin.
The First Test.
Alabama, the first called, had net made
up her mind, and begged te be excused, se
Arkansas led oft with twelve votes for
Field. The convention laughed ; Field
had such hard luck in the two attempts te
second his nomination. Georgia was the
lirst state te give Hancock a lift. Her
eight unexpected votes for him raised a
cheer, and henceforward Hauceck
was the favorite clear through the
race, Bayard only dividing with him
the applause of the multitude. Con
necticut broke out for the uuneminatcd
Payne. Bamum's live delegates showed
what New Yerk was going te de. Ken
tucky, under Wattcrsen's inspiration,
threw five of her votes te Tilden, and still
another attempt was made te get up a
hurrah for the old man, but it failed,
although W. L. Scott mounted a bench
himself and shouted until he was
hearse. And se it went en, many
delegates throwing their votes away and
only the Hancock and Bayard men
seeming desperately in earnest. New-
Yerk's seventy votes for Payne brought
out a storm of hisses, which the large
minority rather enjoyed. Finally the roll
was finished and the result was announced,
with Hancock in the lead, Bayard a geed
second, Payne a bad third, Thurman a
neck ahead of Field, Morrison next, and
the rest, from Tilden te Joel Parker, dis
tanced in the heat. The convention was
satisfied with one day's work, and
although some were quite ready te go en,
all wanted something te eat and drink,
and se there was an immediate adjourn
ment, with another grand hurrah for
Hancock. M. P. II.
SCENES IN THE CONVENTION.
The
Magniliccnt Reception te Gen. Han
cock's Name.
The speakers who placed the several can
didates in nomination were the recipients
of applause when they mentioned their
names or referred te their localities, but
when Daniel Dougherty meuutcd the
platform and eulogized the military and
civic career of General Hancock there was
a spontaneous break of enthusiasm which
did net exhaust itself for several minutes.
People rose from their scats, waved their
hats, fans, handkerchiefs, parasols and
everything about them that could add te
the brilliancy of the scene. The applause
shook the very building. The effort of
Dougherty was masterly. The sentiment
at the clese that if Hauceck were elected
he would take his seat found a responsive
chord in all who listened te it.
Before the nominitiens were being
made a Hancock banner was borne aloft
en the stage in the midst of much enthu
siasm. After the candidates had all been
presented the opponents of Hancock en
deavored te effect an adjournment before
the taking of a ballet fearing that the
boom might culminate in his nomination.
The audience and many delegates shouted
adjournment, which aroused the indigna
tion of Chairman Stevenson who threatened
the removal of these engaged in interrupt
ing the convention. The motion te adjourn
having been defeated there was another
storm of applause. The voting was
closely scrutinized and thousands kept
tallies of the result. A discouraging cir
cumstance te Hancock was that he did net
receive any votes until Georgia was
reached. The announcement of the re
sult was heartily greeted and se were the
votes for the general. Tildcn's name was
applauded and hissed.
TUE BOOM GROWING.
i'redicting Hancock's Nomination.
Dispatches last night indicated that Cin
cinnati was going wild for Hancock. The
New Yerk delegation had a three hours'
session, in which much bitterness was
shown much opposition te Payne. His
son-in-law, Whitney, asked permis
sion te withdraw his name as a can
didate in consequence. The Hancock sen
timent is strong in the delegation, the re
sult partly of the receipt of a telegram
from New Yerk urging them te support
the general. The delegation resolved te
meet te-day te decide en the one it will
concentrate its strength upon. His vote
from this state will probably be largely in
creased. -
At 1:15 this morning, Congressman
Ellis, of Louisiana, said that Pennsylva
nia, New Yerk, Massachusetts and Con
necticut will go solidly for Hancock en the
first ballet te-day, which would render his
nomination certain en that ballet.
A COAL SUSPENSION.
Whiit was Announced Yesterday by the
Reading Receivers.
Tuesday it was autheratively announced
by the Reading company receivers that an
agreement was practically ueciucu upon,
namely: A total suspension of coal min
ing from July 1 te 12, and three days per
week thereafter, as at present. Under the
present arrangement only three corpora
tions show any material increase in their
tonnage, and the production even as
limited is nearly as great as when the
mines are w erked full time. This is owing
te the fact that during the idle days every
thing is prepared, and when the date for
producing arrives increased energy is em
ployed, with the above result. The official
toiiuagestatcmentferMayshows that in the
decrease the Reading leads, with580,432,18
tens less; the Central of New Jersey is
next, with 199,004,10 less, and the Penn
sylvania coal company, 140,453,01. The
decreased tonnage of the ethers are merely
nominal, being 35,580,05 for the Lehigh
Valley, 20,210,18 for the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western, 40,329,10 for the Del
aware and Hudsen and 38,731,10 for the
Pennsylvania railroad. The New Yerk,
Lake Erie and Western railroad actually
shows an increase of 23,881,13 tens. The
total stock en hand May 31 was only 101,
810 tens less than the month preceding.
The only way te curtail production mate
rially is te suspend for a longer period
than three days.
In regard te rumors affecting the future
policy of the Reading receivers, con
templating leasing the coal lands of the com
pany, Franklin B. Gewen said yesterday
that they were without foundation. The
receivers, he says, are having an examina
tion of the coal fields made, but it is merely
a portion of the general plan te secure an
actual exhibit of all matter pertaining te
the embarassed corporations. A well-known
banker and broker, speaking of the Read
ing, present and prospective, said yester
day; " Reading's affairs are all at sea,
but they arc coming around gradually, and
the result will net be half as bad as ex
pected. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
A Denial.
Seme days since, mention was made in
these columns of a rumor of a cheek
forged that was floating around in an in
definite sort of way in banking circles.
The report was te the effect that a check
for 65 given by David 11. Landis, of Bird
in-Hand te a former employee named
Rudy, had been raised by the latter indi
vidual te $500, and that Rudy and a com
panion named Adam Wise had been seen
at the Serrel Herse hotel with plenty of
money ; that Wise was known te have had
a $30 bill in his pocket which he had had
changed, and further that both Rudy and
Wise had left for parts unknown. While
the rumors of the forgery could net be
traced the story obtained brief currency,
but without taking definite shape subsided
and nothing has since been heard of the
matter.
This morning Mr. Wise called at the Ix Ix
tem.ieencer office te deny any connection
with or knowledge of the rumored forgery.
He says at the time indicated he was with
Rudy at the Serrel Herse hotel. The lat
ter had exprcssd his intention of going
west, and asked Wise if he wouldn't go
with him. Wise informed Rudy that he
intended te go te Ohie at an early day, but
that just at that time he was net prepared
financially te make the trip. Rudy was
very anxious for Wise te go with him, and
said he would give him $30 for
expenses if he would accompany him.
Wise accepted the offer and the two start
ed for the west, their point of destination
being Baltimore, Ohie. After spending a
few days there, where Mr. Wise is well ac
quainted, Rudy wanted te go further west
and asked Wise if he would go with him ;
but Wise declined, and Rudy started west
ward unaccompanied. Mr. Wise says he
received a letter containing the newspaper
article referred te, and at once returned
home te make an explicit denial of the
slightest complicity with the rumored for
gery. He knows nothing whatever about
it, he says, and Rudy told him that he had
obtained the money from an uncle. He had
net the least idea that Rudy secured the
money by any irregular means, and does
net new knew where he get it. He wishes
te enter his bread and explicit denial of
the slightest implication in the affair, and
.vc cheerfully give him the benefit of his
statement.
HIGH school commencement.
Reserved Seats President's Reception.
The commencement exercises of the boys
and girls high schools will take place in
Fulton opera house te-morrow morning.
The directors, teachers and pupils will
meet at the high school building at 8
o'clock, sharp, and move in precession te
the opera house. The exercises will com
mence at 8:15.
A number of seats have been reserved
for parents of graduates and a few ether
invited guests and they have ' been given
tickets te secure them. The president of
the beard, however gives notice that these
seats will net be reserved after the exer
cises shall have commenced. If these hold held
tickets de net avail themselves of the pri
vilige, and occupy the seats before the exer
cises commence, they will forfeit them te
the public.
The president's reception and reunion
of graduates, teachers and directors will
take place in the old high school building
corner Prince and Chestnut streets te-morrow
evening.
A llllnd Pupil.
Mabel Arneld, a daughter of Jehu A.
Arneld, of this city, was one of the pupils
transferred from Miss Marshall's primary
te Miss Brubaker's secondary school en
Wednesday last. Mabel is new about 12
years old. When she was between two
and three years old she had a severe ar
tack of scarlet fever, which left her totally
blind. About three years age, at the re
quest of her parents, she was placed in
Miss Marshall's school, se that she might
hear the ether pupils recite their lessens.
Se bright and intelligent was she, and se
attentive te what she heard, that the teach
ers determined te give her instructions.
On Wednesday last she passed the exami
nation conducted by Superintendent
Buehrle and Miss Brubaker, and she was
awarded 100 per cent, in geography, spell
ing, and written and mental arithmetic.
Her proficiency in these studies is certain
ly wonderful when it is remembered that
she is totally blind,
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crrx coescils.
Special Meeting Ordinances te Berrow
. Meney sad Widen Pavements Gas,
Illuminating and Rhetorical.
A special meeting of select and common
councils was held last evening.
Select Council.
Select council was called te order by
President Evans with the following mem
bers present :
Messrs. Bering, Eberly, Franklin, Ju
dith, Sales, Shenk, Zecher and Evans,
president.
The president stated the object of the
meeting.
Mr. Sheuk moved that the clerk read
the ordinance authorizing a leau of $15,000
a second time. The motion was carried
and the ordinance read, together with the
endorsement upon it, showing that it had
been passed by common council,finally, en
May 20.
Mr. Shenk moved that it be read a third
time, and en this motion debate followed,
Mr. Eberly was in favor of having all
the debt paid, but he understood that this
ordinance was for $15,000. In 1874 our
debt was $482,153.90, and under the new
constitution we had power te increase it
two per centum en the assessed valuation
of the property, real ami personal. New
did we increase the debt since that time
two per centum. He thought it had been
increased te within $4,800 of the limit if
we take the assessment of last year.
This case is clearly settled in the case of
Wheeler ct. al. vs. the city of Philadel
phia. The city wished te borrow $2,000,
000 for sewers, etc. The court adjudged
that the debt could be only increased two
per centum and ever that te seven per
centum, it could net be increased with
out a vote of the people. In 1874 our debt
was four per centum, we have increased it
two per centum, and cannot increase it
the ether one per centum without a vote
of the people.
Mr. Shenk said that different people in
terpreted this law differently. He had Mr.
Atlec's opinion that the debt of '74 was
the debt we must go by and we can in
crease it two per centum ever and above
that. He wanted this opinion read, and
placed among the records.
The clerk read the opinion as fellows :
Lancaster, Pa., June 5, 1880.
11. 11. Shenk, esq.:
My Dear Sir : In regard te the matter
concerning which you have consulted me I
am of opinion that the total indebtedness
of the city of Lancaster en January 1,
1874, is te be considered ; both funded and
unfunded indebtedness. The fact that un
funded indebtedness of that date was after
wards funded does net alter the fact that
the debt was then ( January 4, 1874. ) in
existence. As well might you add the
leans made te pay old leans falling due as
count this.
Yours, very truly,
Wm. A. Atlee.
Mr. Shenk then argued that after all
the debts contracted before January 1,
1874, had been paid, the city could in
crease its debt two per centum, and tha.
councils had yet a margin of about
$75,000 te work upon. In answer te Mr.
Eberly, if that gentleman knew that the
debt could net be increased, why did he
vote for the work that is het yet paid for.
It is net disputed that the work was done
by the street committee in all fairness,and
knowing that the debt was a fair one, he
would vote for the ordinance.
Mr. Eberly asked Mr. Evans for his
opinion en the subject, and Mr. Evans
said he would give it if Mr. Ebcily would
take the chair. Mr. Eberly did se, and
Mr. Evans began by saying that he was
anxious te have the debt paid, but he
would net knowingly vote in violation of
the law. -
Mr. Shenk interupted him te ask why he
voted for the work knowing this.
Mr. Evans replied that there were ether
ways of paying this debt. Then he pro
ceeded te argue that the debt could net be
increased mere than two per centum, after
January 1, 1874, and that it had already
been increased te nearly that amount. He
enumerated the leans that had been made
since then and they amounted te $219,200,
$100,000 of which had been borrowed in
'75 te fund the floating indebtness. Twe
per centum of the valuation of the property
is $224,000, and taking $219,200 from this
leaves $4,800 that may yet be borrowed
legally.
Mr. Shenk asked if part of this money
was net used te pay debts contracted in
1873, and Mr. Evans answered no. Then
Mr. Shenk read bills approved by the water
committee in 1873 te the amount of ever
$70,000 and argued that that amount of
the leans made since 1874 was used te pay
these debts. And as we can increase the
debt two per centum ever the debt as it
was en January 1, 1874 ; we can yet bor
row $00,000 or $70,000.
The ordinance was rewl a third time and
en its final passage adopted by the follow
ing vote :
Yeas Messrs. Bering, Franklin, Judith,
Sales, Shenk and Zecher.
Nays Messrs. Evans and Eberly.
In casting his vote Mr. Zecher stated
that he was net sure from the arguments
that they could borrow the money legally,
but as he voted for the work he would
vote te pay for it :
The ordinance as adopted is as fellows ;
An Ordinance
A utherizing the issuing of a permanent lean for
the payment of all bills contracted by the city
of Lancaster up te June 1, lsso,fer the laying
of Jlelgian Bleck Pavement, Macadamizing
certain Streets in said City, and for fsiber.
Material and General Street Werk.
Section 1. That from and after the pass
age of this ordinance "for a permanent lean
for the payment of all bills contracted by the
city of Lancaster up te June 1. 1H80, for the lay
in;; of Rclgian block pavement, macadamizing
certain streets in said city, and for labor, ma
terial ami general street work," the mas-er el
the city of Lancaster is hereby authorized and
required te issue coupon bends or certificates
of indebtedness of the city;of Lancastcr.in such
forms as are new prescrified for the issuing of
the same.in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars
($15,000); said Denus te lie in denominations el
live hundred dollars ($"i00) and said certificates
te be of denominations of one hundred dollars
($100) and multiples of one hundred dollars
($100), redeemable in lawful money of the
United States at the pleasure of the city after
live years and within thirty years after their
date, and beating interest payable semi annu
ally at the rate et live per cent, per annum;
anil said bends and certificates shall be exempt
from the payment of tax and shall have set
forth and expressed upon their face the above
specified conditions. The coupons en said
Denus ami interest en sam cenuicaics snail De
made payable at the etllce of the Treasurer of
the city of Lancaster.
Sec. 3. That the mayor or the city is hereby
authorized and empowered te sell and dispose
of any of the bends .and certificates issued un
der this ordinance at net less than their par
value for lawful money, and te apply the pro
ceeds thereof for the payment of bills contract
ed for the laying of Eelgian block pavement,
macadamizing certain streets in the city el
Lancaster, and for laber,matcrials and general
street work, and for no ether purposes.
Sec. 3. An annual tax el one-tenth of one
mill en all property subject te taxation for
city purpeses'is hereby levied te pay the prin
cipal and interest of the above lean, collectible
and payable as ether city taxes.
Lighting the City.
Mr. Eberly moved that the proposals for
lighting the "city be taken up and read,
which was done and the action of common
council, en awarding the contract te the
" New" company announced.
Mr. Eberly moved that the, action of
common council be amended by giving the
contract te the " old" company, and pre
sented the following communication from
that company :
Dear Sir : As an attempt has been
made te deprive us of the contract for light
ing the city which was awarded te us by
the lamp committee, we submit the fol
lowing statement te you, and if your pro
posal was issued in ceed faith we de net
see hew the award can be set aside by mis
representation and ether questions.
The new company claims te light 311
lamps at $18, amounting te $5,598. We
can light 261 lamps at $15.85 or $4,130.85,
leaving a difference in our favor of
$1,461.15.
New there is 50 lamps difference te be
lit with oil at $32.50, amounting te $1,175.
Te this add the savins en bills at the mar
ket house, etc , of $50, and there is still a
difference in our favor of $336, which we
claim our bid is lower than theirs.
New in regard te diggiug up the streets,
we are prepared te give you all the security
the city may require that they will be re
stored as found by us.
We propose te extend our pipes, and
wherever it is possible, as suggested by
the lamp committee, replace the oil lamps
with gas.
Having formerly had connection with
most of the gas lamps it will require little
digging te reconnect them.
Geerge K. Ri:ki.
June 23, 1880.
Mr. Zecher presented the following :
Lancaster, June 23, 1880.
William Jehnsen, esq., Chairman Lamp
Committee.
Dear Sir : We have been informed
that our preposition te extend our mains
te a large number of oil lamps and light
them at $23.50 has been accepted by com cem com
meu council but no action taken in the
select councils.
Since the date of that proposal there
has been considerable declines in the price
of pipe, and labor abundant, it would be
au advantage te extend our mains at this
time.
We will propose te reach at least (53 oil
lamps and light them at $18 per lamp.
Our company will then light 374 lamps
at $18, making $6,732.
The Lancaster gas company will light
241 lamps at $15.85, making $3,829.85,
leaving 133 lamps te be lighted by oil at
$23.50, $3,125.50 or a total of $6,915-35
against $6,742 or a saving of $213.35 by
our preposition, and obviate the necessity
of digging up the streets.
Yours respectfully,
J. II. Baumgardnkr, Secretary.
Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Company.
Mr. Eberly thought that councils ought
net te consider the last preposition from
the "new" company. Proposals weru
adveitiscd for, and councils ought only
consider the proposals received then. He
made a lengthy argument in favor of the
"old " company, reviewing all the advan
tages claimed in Mr. Reed's communica
tion. Mr. Zecher suggested that as one of the
companies had admitted that labor and
materials arc cheaper, proposals should
again be asked for from both companies.
Mr. Shenk then offered a resolution that
the contract be referred back te the lamp
committee with instructions te advertise
for new proposals and report te councils.
He also hoped that before the contract was
awarded an ordinance would be passed ex
tending the time of the contract tethsee
years.
Mr. Eberly argued further against the
postponement and for the giviug of the
contract te the " old" company, and
Messrs. Shenk, Franklin, Zecher and IJor IJer
ing argued for the postponement.
The vote en the resolution was finally
taken and it was adopted by the following
vote :
Yeas Messrs. Bering, Franklin, Judith,
Sales, Shenk and Zecher.
Nays Messrs Eberly and Evan.-.
Adjourned.
Common Council.
The clerk of common council being al
sent, en motion of Mr. Beard, J. M. John John
seon was chosen te act as clerk, pre tan.
The roll being called the following
named members answered :
Messrs. Barnes, Beard, Bees, Berg'i
Brown, Cormeny, Davis, Downey, Hart
ley, Hays, Hershey, Jehnsen, Kcelcr,
Lichty, McMulIen, Smeyeh, Sprccher,
Springer, Stermfcltz, White, Yaekly,
Levcrgoed, president.
President Lcvergoed stated that the
special meeting had been called te consider
the matter of awarding contracts for light
ing the city and increasing the width of
the pavements en North Queen street and
elsewhere.
President Lcvergoed also stated that hi;
had received communications from the
(old) i4 Lancaster gas company " and the
(new) " Lancaster gaslight and fuel com
pany," relative te lighting the city for the
ensuing year. As common council had
already acted in this matter and it was
new pending before select council, he
deemed it improper te take any action at
present.
On motion the communications were re
ceived and filed.
Mr. McMulIen
signed by mere
property owners
presented a petition,
than two-thirds of the
en the first square of
North Queen street, praying that the side
walks en each side of said street may be
made two feet wider than they are at
present. The petitioners say that the
street is new 42 feet wide between the
curbs, and as it is about being paved with
Belgian blocks the proposed reduction of
the width of the roadway will net interfere
with public travel, while the increase of
the width of the sidewalks will greatly ac
commodate the public, especially the mar
ket people and the business men along said
street. Mr. McMulIen stated that only
nine property owners en the street had
failed te sign the petition ; several of
these lived in the country and had net
been seen ; one of them was in Europe
and another who favored the widening of
the pavements had refused te sign because
one of his neighboring property owners
had refused te subscribe his share tewan's
paving the street with Belgian blocks. In
view of all the facts, and believing that
the widening of the sidewalks would be of
great public advantage, Mr. McMulIen of
fered the following ordinance :
An Ordinance
Increasing the width of sidewalks en North
Queen street between I'ennSquareand 0:ane
street, and authorizing Councils by joint rc.-
lutlen te cnange me wuiiu ei niiiewaus in mc
city of Lancaster in certain cases.
MiCTiexi. Re it ordained by the Select and
Common Councils of the city or Lancaster,
that the widtli of the sidewalk or pavements
en North Queen street (en both sides) between
I'enn Square and Orange street be increased
two fcCt
skc ii That owners of property en wi!i
Vertii Queen street between l'enn Square and
Orange street sliull be required immediateiy
after the passage of tills ordinance te set curb
stones se as te make the said sidewalks con
form te the increased widtli provided for in
Section 1 ; and that in detaultthcrcefthe Street
Committee shall have such curbstones set as
provided for by existing ordinances, at the
cost of the said owners or property.
Sec. hi. That Irem and alter the passage ei
this ordinance whenever two-thirds of the own
ers el property abuttingen any street or square
of a street, in the city et Lancaster, shall peti
tion Councils te have the width of the side
walks or pavements en said street ersquare of
a street changed. Councils may by joint reso
lution provide for the cliauge prayed ter, at
the cost el the owners et the respective prop
erties abutting en said street or square.
The ordinance, after being read encer
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