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LANCASTEK DA1LV lMELLiUENlJKK. MONDAY, JOKE 28, 18S0.
MONDAY EVENING. JUNE 28, 1880.
FOR PRESIDENT :
GEX. WIKFIELV S. HANCOCK,
FOR VICE PRESIDEDT :
HON. WILLIAM H. ENGLISH,
Tlic great principles of American lib
criy are still the Iavrfnl inheritance of
this people, ana ever should he. Ihe
right or trial by jury, the habeas corpus,
the liberty or the press, the freedom of
speech, the natural rights of persons and
the rlghls of property must be preserved.
N INFIELD S. HANCOCK,
Maj. Geii.Cemd'gDept. La. and Texas.
The IlarrisbuigPau-ief says that lien.
R. M. Speer wrote the speech which
Daniel Dougherty delivered at the con
vention putting Hancock in nomination.
Hither gentleman was perfectly capable
or composing the speech, which was
wi itten en a couple of sheets et letter
p.ipci and was Hung te tlie reporters by
-Mr. Dougherty when he was through. It
was net very lemaikable in its matter.
It was brief and in fair taste, though the
New Yerk ,S somewhat splenetically
sajs that the worst tiling that has been
said about Hancock was the description
of him in tliis speecli as ' supeib." It
thinks it outrageous that a well conduct
ed sensible man should be se described
in public, and charges it as '' an offense
against geed taste, which probably could
net proceed fiem any town less snobbish
than Philadelphia.' There is something
in this indictment, though, when
we lecellect the occasion, we may
reasonably grant a free pardon for
the u-.e of this adjective and feel
thankful that no meie has been asked of
us in this line. If the Patriot is right
the Sim needs toaplegic te Philadelphia
which was responsible only for the man
ner of the speech and net at all for its
matter. And the manner was the taking
p.ulef it. The Western people had never
sen the like and they looked upon it
with admiiatien and awe. It is doubt
ful whether they would like it as a
steady diet, but it is ceitain that Mr.
Deugheity as a first impression was a
success. The McSweeney stjle of oratory
would piebably make slunt work of it in
a campaign, but for an occasional picture
and a v.uiety, Mr. Dougherty en the
trilmne,with his cenect declamation, in
tonation, gesticulation and gracefulness,
would be very effective, lie was se at
Cincinnati. It was a geed idea te get
him te deliver Speer's speech, if it was
Speer's, and the trbtt of the performance
is his, whosoever was the author
of the speecli. The people weie net
legauling pai ticularly what was said.
They knew pi etty much what that was
te be. They were gazing upon Dough Deugh
eity and they took Deugheity in liem
the highest point of his loftiest extended
hand dew n te his beets. They accepted
him as the model el thestandaid oiater ;
and piebably he was as near it as any.
bedj they are likely te see. We may
doubt whether Demosthenes ever spoke
w ith the Deugheity graces, but if he did
net it is a question whether he ought net:
for Mr. Deugheity is right up te the
111:11k of the piofessers et elocution.
Tlieie may boa trille tee much el grace
about the pel feiiuauce, if such a thinir
can be, but it is well te have a geed
thing a tiille loud te obtain ppptilar 10c 10c 10c
ognitien, and capture the popular taste
Anyway Deugheity was a success at
The 11101 e the Republicans endeavor te
explain away General Garfield's terrible
Credit Mebilier leceul. the worse it ap
peals. Their -latest lesoitiste a letter
wi itten by Judge Black, in February
l.ST'S, which, instead of vindicating Gar
field, or extenuating his offense, casts a
blae el lurid light upon the perjuiy
blanch of his ciiine. The'plain implica
tion el Judge Black's letter is net only
that he knew Garfield had accepted
Ames's offer of the stock, but that Gar
iield had confessed it te him, and suc
ceeded in convincing him that he did it
innocently. This was the year before
the exposure in the New Yeik Sun and
the investigation in Congress. Hut then,
when the country was aroused, and the
press in lull cry after the detected ciini
inals, Gen. Garfield did net go before the
committee and tell the truth, as he had
evidently done te Judge Hlack, but he
matched up in company with " the rest
of them" te use Mr. Ames's phrase
and solemnly swete that he never had
the stock, the possession of which he had
admitted te Judge Hlack. Since Gai
lield's friends have called Judge Hlack as
their witness, they must be content te
1 est their case upon his evidence which
is, that Garfield took the stock, net cor
ruptly, but as the weak and ignorant
dupe of the Massachusetts shovel-maker.
This, however, was the sole question be
fore the Poland committee (lid he ever
have the stock at all ? Ames said Gar
field accepted the stock and the divi
dend, and pi winced memoranda and ac
counts te sustain his own sworn state
ment. Gaiiield denied it, but was able
te support his denial with nothing meie
or better than his own naked word. The
committee did net believe him. but en
the contrary reported that Ames had
sword truly and Garfield had sworn
falsely. And new comes the letter of
Judge Hlack which shows conclusively
that Garfield had confessed the facts
that is te say the offer of Ames and its
acceptance by him several years before.
It will be observed that Judge Hlack
very carefully avoided any allusion te
the still graver charge of perjury brought
against Garfield ; he confined himself te
the original charge of conscious bribe
taking. Since Hancock's nomination the Re
publican congressional committee has
great trouble in collecting its assessments
from the department clerks. They de
net see much prospect of staying en after
next fourth of March.
Gkaxt says lie did net say that lie
would vote for Hancock ; but he thinks
Hancock will get enough votes te elect
liim without his.
Henry B. Payne, of Ohie, says it is
a strong ticket and will be elected ; it
has cemented nil factions and healed all
divisions. The Herald reporter at San
Francisce telegraphs that 'there can be
nothing mere certain than that at the
present moment the Pacific coast is de
cidedly for Hancock for next president."
Frank Pixley, Blaine's champion from
the Pacific coast, writes te his paper
from the East that "the nomination of
Garfield excites no enthusiasm, and that
net even the bloody shirt creates any mere
interest. As a result of the internecine
fight at Chicago," Mr. Pixley adds, "it
will cost the Republican party a great
effort te win a victory ever the Democracy."
Senater Cameren is slew te accept
Gai field's proffer of the national chau
manship. Garfield get him en the train
at Harrisburg the ether day and had him
ride with him forty miles te wiestle
with him en the subject, but Cameren
has net et been prevailed en te take it.
The persistence with which it is .urged
shows that Pennsylvania is considered
doubtful and if Cameion ictuses it is ev
ident that he considers the cause hope,
less in this state.
Hvnceck and English each contains the
same number of letteis it takes te .spell
Tin: Wachter am Erie, which snppeited
Greeley in 1872, Tilden in 1876. and Gov-,
ci nor Fester last fall, raised the Hancock
flag en Satuulay.
Willi vm L. Scott, theEiie inillienaiie,
has telegraphed te Wall street. New Yeik,
an eifer te bet $25,000 en the election of
Hancock. In the New Yeik stock ex
change en Fiiday bets of $100 te 880 were
offered 011 Hancock's election.
As the i'euith of July conies en Sunday
this car, Monday, the fifth, will geneially
be celebrated. It would be better te keep
Saturday as the Feuith and let Sunday
' like a poultice come te heal the wounds
Ir isanuttei of conjecture with some of
the ncwspapeis whether Gcueial Hancock
will resign his aiiny commission before
election, as MeClellau did. The Times
thinks " it is possible General Hancock
may fellow the mere recent piecedent es
tablished by Geneial Giant and held en
te his commission until within a fewhems
of his inauguration."
" General Hancock :
" lama Republican of the blackest stiipc,
but as an old fiicnd. I ceugi.itulatc the
man into whose aims I fell bleeding al
most te death after Mera Fleres, en the
honei he has attained thieugh his spotless
icputatien. If I may net vote for you I
may congratulate you as your sinceie
fiicnd, admirci and fellow soldier.
' SCHUALKK II WILTON."'
Tin: Mai qnis of Anglesey was m.uiied
in Palis en Saturday at the British
embassy te the Hen. Mrs. Wodcheuse.
The Ihitish ambassador. Leid Ljen-,
gave away the biide. The piesent Mar
quis of Anglesey, who came into this title
and estates less than a year age thieugh
the sudden death of his elder brother, and
who immediately theieupen settled hand
some incomes upon his two eunger
biethcis. Leid Alexander and Leid Beike
ley Paget, is one of the most popular of
English noblemen. He has new earned the
gratitude of Londen society by conquer
ing for it fiem tiie atti actions of Patis one
of the most biilliant anil chaiming women
of the day. Miss Minnie King, of Sandhills,
in Georgia, who was manied in 1872 te the
Hen. Hail Wodcheuse, a hi ether of the
Eail of Kimbeiley, who is a member of the
present Gladstone government. Her hus
band died but little mere than a year after
their mai riage, and Mrs. Wodcheuse took
up her residence in Londen. Her recent ic ic
meval te Paiis called feith a clieius of
lamentations, public and pi ivate, fiem all
the wisest as well. is all the wittiest ment
hol s of theweild of Londen.
'Mu" really ''hada little lamb," and
the familiar lines are a tine account of an
incident that happened sixty-one yeais age
net fifty miles from the Cra'dlc of Libeity,
and "Maiy," a delightful old lady of
three-score and ten, still lives and cher
ishes the memory of the event. The lamb
had become much attached te Maty, and
one met ning it followed her te school. As
it happened, she was eatly, and allowed
the lamb te fellow her te her seat, where
it went te sleep. Maiy covered the lamb
with her shawl, and it remained till she
took her seat in the spelling class. Then
the lamb followed and took a place by her
side. New, that day Jehn Roulston, who
was eua visit te 0110 of the boys, was a
spectator. He was a Bosten boy, who was
fitting for Haivard college. Roulston was
much pleased ever what he saw that day,
and he composed and icpeated the verses.
He died before entering college. This
story was icpeated by Maiy te the editor
of the Sptinglield Republican, and publish
ed in that paper in the fall of 1S7G, and
copied by the Friend of Philadelphia, in
C11 vkli.s Fnvxcis An VM- lias declared
te an intci viewer that he can never, never
vote for Geneial Gai field.
Lvitv Lvyvrd, wife of the British min
ister, en leaving Constantinople, was pre
sented by the sultan with a diamond val
ued at $35,000.
General Hancock, when he was at West
Point, was the smallest boy in his class"
He is new the heaviest officer in the auny,
being net far front three hundred pounds.
Mr. Hugh J. Jewett, president of tlie
New Yeik, Lake Ei ie and Western mil mil
read company, sailed en Saturday with
his family in the Ionian steamer City of
Richmond for Europe.
ReuEnT E. MoN.veii.vx, esq., who went
te the Cincinnati convention, has extend
bis trip te Scdalia, Missemi, where he
owns some fine property. Mr. Monaghan
will be absent about two weeks.
Prince Willlam, of Prussia, had his
left arm wrenched by his first physicians
and it has hung powerless ever since. He,
therefore, does net sheet or fence well.
He is thickset and heavy, with loose set
ting lips, and is rather sentimental of
countenance. His chin is weak, while his
nose is et the tioiienzeiiern type, lie
plays a line game of whist and is a geed
When some of the New Ye k'ers en their
way Theme stepped at a Cleveland restaur
ant, Garfield, who had been there, was
just finishing his meal. After gazing a
moment at the hungry waniers, the Re
publican presidential candidate took a leek
at the train opposite the deer of the eating
house, and the fiist car that caught Gar
field's eye was the Medina, which bore, in
large characters, the motto : " Ne Ciedit
Mebilier ; no DeGelyer pavements. Mr.
Garfield's curiosity was seen satisfied.
Mr. IIexuy Styeis, son of Wm. B.
Styer and late student at Franklin and
Marshall college, has net only received
the appointment as cadet te West Point
fiem Hen. R.K.Bachman,ef Bucks county,
but has also successfully passed the exam
inations and takes his position veiy high
in his class. The appointment rellects
noner upon .nr. u., as tne young man is
of maikcd ability. These who have seen
mm among tne "piees say tlieie is
every reason te feel proud of the appoint
ment and te be hopeful concerning the
future of the young cadet.
Mr. IsitvEL Aaken, who w.is giaduntcd
from our high school in 18,7"), has just had
the proud distinction of being the leading
member of the giaduating class of the
Univeisity of Cincinnati, of which he
holds the Jewish schelaiship. Though
attending at the same time the sessions of
the Hebrew Union college, of that city, he
has the highest percentage and received
the honeraiy oration of the class. His
subject was "Culture of the Scphardim.''
A recent society address delivered by
him recently in that city, entitled "Jewish
Intellect 111 the Middle Ages, " has also
occasioned veiy fa vei able comment.
AN OIL. TOWN'S I.Oss.
The Siring; et Fatalities anil JWitterl Una's
I'OlIeMlnx u 1'eillller'n I'ibiel Mint.
Last February Conductor W. W.
Gait her of the Clarien nanevv guage lail lail
read ejected a peddler named Jehn Clan
cey fiem his train, near King's Mills, Pa.,
for refusing te pay his fare. Clancey shot
the conductor with a pistol. Gaither died
a few days later of the wound. W. L.
Fex, of Foxburg, president of the lead,
was a waim peisenal fiicnd of the
murdered conductor. He took ehaige of
the pistol with which he was killed,
and became active in bunging Clancey te
punishment. Last Apiil Clancey was
placed en tual at Clatieu. President Fex
was te pieducc the pistol in ceuit. He
left home en the caily tiaiu te go te Claii Claii
en. The train had proceeded some dis
tance from Fexbuig when Mr. Fex
discovered that he had forgotten the pistol.
He had the train stepped and urn back t
the village te get the weapon. When lie
returned te the ti .tin he was almost ex
hausted. The conductor subsequently
found him unconscious inhisseat. He
could net be revived and died en the car at
almost the exact spot where his fiicnd
Gaither was shot. Clancey was convicted of
muulerin the second degree and sentenced
te eight years in the penitentiary. His wife
and 12 year old son were left destitute.
The boy went te weik for a fanner near
St. Petersburg. Last Thuisday he was
crossing a field where a vicious bull was
feeding The bull attacked him, ripped
his side open with its hein, and tossed him
from the field into the lead, a '.distance of
feiry feet. The boy lived a sheit time
only. 'Besides these fatalities resulting
from Claneey's ci imc, the business of Fox
burg will almost be mined. The village
depends en the oil business of the Fex es
tate. W. L. Fex, although only twenty
nine yens old, was the manager of this
estate, which comprises :,000 acres of oil
land, which only pai tially developed. ields
12,000 barrels of oil a month. He owned
the most extensive individual pipe line in
the oil regions, and at the time of his
death was electing an immense relineiy.
He had a capital of $0,000,000 and vras
just completing plans for the coiistiuetien
of ether lines of lailvvays, with Fexbunr as
their centre. The refinery pieject has been
abandoned. The Fex pipe line has been
sold te the United pipe line company,
which dcstieys its local value. Ne fuither
development of the Fex piepeity will he
made. The death or W. L. Fex takes the
distribution of .e, 000, 000 a c.u, at least,
from this region.
aucuske or jiuudi;;:.
Tne Cousins in Lmemtli the S mm Yeung
Weman One et them l'eiuid Dln
Byren Williams and Samuel Phillips of
Neath Four Coiners, Biadfeul county,
were cousins. They were both in love
with the same gill. In Ma last they at
tended a frolic en a faun near the village.
They both drank a great deal of haul cider.
During the day they had a quai rel about the
girl. Williams declared it wouldn't be well
for his cousin if he ever saw hint with her.
Week before last Phillips accompanied
her home fiem a social gatheiing. Ne.xt
morning he was found by the leadsidc
unconscious. He was revived. He said a
horse had kicked him. He died two days
afterward. His friends believed that
Byren Williams knew something about
the manner in which Phillips met his
death. They insisted en a cei ener's investi
gation. The coroner last week eideted
the body of Phillips exhumed. Three of
his ribs were found te be bieken. Ilis
skull was cittshcd, and there weie ether
serious injuiics about his body. The
facts about the difliculty between hint and
his cousin were testified te. Other cir
cumstances pointed tewaul Williams as
his cousin's assassin. The coienei's juiy
rendered a verdict charging him with the
ciimc. When an ellicer went te an est
him he had lied from the village, and there
is no tiace of him.
LATKaT NEWS BY MAIL.
The Mississippi isfloelingat Bui ling ling
ten and has widened te seven miles de
stroying all the crops submerged.
Geerge B. Gates, vice president and
general manager of the Buffalo, New New
Yerk and Philadelphia raihe.id, died I.tst
night, aged 08.
Baseball : At Buffalo Providence, 4 ;
Buffalo, 3. Rain prevented the Tiey-Cin-cinnati
game. At Baltimore Hep Bitteis,
2 ; Baltimore', 0. At Chicago Chicago, 4 ;
Cary & Fitzpattick's feundiy in Sussex
street, Jetsey City, was destrecd by lire.
Less, $8,000. About $7,000 weith of mo
lasses belonging te Tucker and Scars, and
stored in the tear of the foundry, was also
The completion of the large diy deck at
Fert McIIeniy, adjoining the wharves of
the Baltimore and Ohie laihead company,
at Locust Point, and for the construction
of which the government donated a slip
of land from the fort grounds, was the
occasion of a large assemblage of peisens
and brilliant festivities en Satin day.
In Utica, N. Y., within half an hour
after the ticket was announced en the bul
letin beards, the Pioneer Hancock and
English club had been formed, and a c ill
issued for a mass meeting. The man
chosen for president of this club was Gen.
J. G. Grindlay, a Republican of the most
pronounced type, and chairman of tlie tur
bulent district convention last February
which elected Senater Conkling a delegate
te the .Utica convention. He accepted the
honor and presided ever the enthusiastic
gathering in the evening. Scores of ether
Republican soldiers there have openly de-1
dared themselves ler Hancock,
Hew They Caiue te Their Death.
Jehn Branncr a potter in Millliam N. J.,
was sunstruck and died en the commons.
Louisa Fust, aged 3 years, fell fiem a
four-story window at 3d Ludlow street,
New Yerk, and was killed.
Isadora Gieenfield, aged 2 ears, 240
Delancey street, New Yerk, was 11111 ever
and killed by a wage-i. James Packing
ham, thediiver, wasarreted.
An unknown man was beheaded by a
train between Semeiville and Raritan. N.
J. In his pocket wis an empty wallet,
live pennies and a pipe.
Abigail Bramer, a 08- ear-old resident
of Ceiinth. near Saratoga. N.Y., fell down
stairs en Thuisday, and has since died of
her mjui ies.
Chailcs Atheiten. a. son of Cengiessinui
Atherton, of Columbus, Ohie, is missing.
He left a lietu saving th.it he intended com
An unknown tiamp was stiuck by light
ning en Frida night, while sleeping undei
a tree two miles south el Cliften village.
X. Y. The Hash ran down the tiee an 1
stiuck him en the head.
Jehn Moeie, an employee of the Clinten
feunili, Tiey. was killed by the thick
leather ceveiing of a i.ipidlv revolving
wheel thing fiem the listening and hit
ting him en the he id.
Olied, Glever, of Plulineut. Celutubii
county, N. Y., accidentally stuck a nt;ed!e
in his thumb net long age, the point of
which hi eke oil". Eisipclas sujiei vened
and he died.
A boy and gill, aged respectively six and
seven veais, children of Mr. OMi.im, e!
Galen. 1, III., weie dievvnad in the Plum
river near tlieie. Jehn Watts, for many
yeais a resident of the same city, was
diewned in Galena liver while catching
diiftwoed and towing it te the bank.
Mis. Kosina Res.ski, aged 30 ears, of
22:5 Fast Housten stictt, New Yeik, while
attempting te fill a kcieseue lamp with
oil, was fatally limned by the explosion
which followed. While her clothing was'
m Haines her husband in attempting te ex
tinguish the Haines, had ids hands teinlily
Miss Lizzie Woeos, residing three miles
1101 th of Wilt. Ind., while attending te
household duties had a spasm, falling upon
the stove, evcitiiining a large coffee lieilei
containing boiling water. The contents
were emptied upon her breast body and
limbs, scalding her tenibly, anil it is
Near Baltimore the yaw 1 beat el the coast
suivey steamer ll.iche, with a fishing paity
consisting of Mr. James Pelton, engineer
of the Baehe, his two sons, Willie and
Jimmy Pelton, and a thud boy named
William M. Gieenawald, was stiuck and
upset in the lower haiber by a tow of
baiges; and the two sons of Mr. Pelton
and Gieenawald were diewned.
Near Paiis, Staik county, Ohie, Miss
Keiser shot at Wm. Zeiglcr without effect
and then killed herself. She was a distant
kinswoman of the Rev. Mr. Zeigler, the
father of William, and had visited at his
house last sumniei, when an attachment
sprung up between her and William. Dur
ing the past week she has been visiting
the Zeigleis again and cither bee uise of
neglect or jealousy she planned te kill hei
levci and heiself.
Mr. Samuel Scaly, an old and respected
citizen of Granville, Ky., aged S3 years,
hanged himself en Thin sday evening last.
He was missed fiem the house by one of
the family, and upon se.nch being made he
was found hanging by a lope fiem .1 1 after
in the bain. He had evidently climbed
en a pile of strawbeiry crates, adjusted
the lope and jumped oil". AVhen his son,
who was sent for, ai lived, the body was
still waim but life was extinct.
In Jeffeisen City, Me., Jehn Moere, a
laborer, found his wile lingdead en the
fleer et one 01 the looms, hei (hi eat cut
fi etn ear te car, and a peel of clotted bleed """ w" I" """ .-.-". -.
en cither side of her neck. An open 1.1er v''-v illlW ' Ilc ia"'ctl illul telc a,u1' JU,S
was by her side. Her feet resieil in an- te the buggy, drew two levelveis, with
ether peel of bleed, and the fleer was which he threatened te sheet any one who
stained with a sc.ulet ti.iil for several feel WMI,(1 atteinnl te lmhitch the heise. Mr.
te a lounge in one coiner et the 100111, en ... , , , . . , ,
which hei husband said she was sitting .t. attempted te quiet the man ; he
when she drew the blade aciess herthra.it. told him te take the team out if he se dc
The gash was a deep, clean-cut one, and 1 sited, and he premised te de alai-.st any--the
hand that held the lazer was one of , thi,,g for him, but he refused te be com-
neive aim sueniu.
D. P. Newell, a Chicago real estate
dc.ilei, bee une deranged with the notion
that he had invented a life pieseiver com
posed of lead. He took passage en the
steamer Sheboygan for Grand Haven,
iciess the lake. He left weid for his wife
that he was going out te tiy his inven
tion, and that she would seen knew the
result. It appeals that when half way te
the ether shore he quietly undressed, and
binding the lead, which he cauicd with
him, about his body, slinped tinebscived
into the water. His body has net been
seen since and will piebably never be ie
AkciI Farmer who IVrsists in Krepiuj;
His I 01 tune in His Heuse.
Isaac Steele, a fai mer. living near Pe Pe
tielia, Pa., made 100,01)0 in the oil pio pie pio
ductien of his faun. He is an old man,
and lives with his wife and daughter. He
keeps net less than 650,000 in greenbacks
in his house, and he has no faith in banks
or any investment for nieiie. Three
cars age he had " $100,000
in bank notes locked in boxes and
ti links about his house. The money be
came damp, mildewed and meuldy. When
he discovered the condition of his money
he took the notes from their hiding places
and spread them in the sun about his 01
chaid te diy. The spectacle of a feitiiue
lying loose en the gieund among the apple
trees was witnessed by hundreds who weie
auraeicii te ine iaim ey tne singular pio pie
cccdiug. The money was thus exposed
for two da.vs guarded by old Steele, his
wife, daughter, and hired, man. When
considered in geed condition again it was
returned te the tiitnks and be.xcs. Three
nights after the greenbacks weie housed
Steele woke up te find three masked men
in his bedioem, They b.iund the old man
and his family, and had discovered and
secured $1,000 of the hidden treasure when
they were fiightencd away by the return
home of the hired man fiem Petielia. Even
this e.x pei ience did net move the oil
fanner te make a different disposition of
his money. On the night of the 2Sth of
last Apiil his house wasbiekeu into by
three men wealing masks. The old mail
and his wife fought th'ein until they were
rendered unconscious. In the stutggle
the masks were tein liem the faces of two
of the men. They were recognized as
James James and William McDonald. The
thiul man had turned his attention te the
daughter.aiid was net knew 11. The men be
gan te seai ch the house, but before they
had secured any booty Steele's hired man
had alauned the neighbors, and the lobbers
fled. In an old box under Stceles bed there
were 640,000 in greenbacks. The lebbeis
weie followed, but escaped te the weeds.
Three days afterwaid the two were cap
tured. They have just been sentenced te
five c.ns each in the penitentiaiy. Old
Steele still refuses te select any safer place
of deposit of his wealth than his own house.
Dougherty Speke sjpeer'rt Speech.
Hut Us-litUK 1'atijet.
The national eonvent'en was indebted te
the Hen. R. M. Speer, delegatc-at-large
from Pennsylvania, for the eloquent
speech introducing the name of General
Hancock as a candidate for president by
the brilliant Irish orator Daniel Dough
erty. Mr. Speer, who is himself an elo
quent public speaker, generously substitu
ted Mr. Dougherty, se that lie might pre
sent the name of Pennsylvania's choice for
Wm. Daub, of Allegheny, aged 1G, ran
away from home and was killed en the
railroad at Trenten, N. J.
In an affray between two laborers en
the extension of the Bells Gap railroad,
Lloydsville. Cambria county, ever the
ownership of a pick, a Hungaiian was
stiuck with a pick in tlie side and an ugly
wound three inches deep made. The man
is net exacted te recover. The fellow
who assaulted hint is named Reganic. He
is also a Hungaiian. Regauie was arrested
and committed te jail at Ebettsbuig.
The Oil City Derrick, with strong Re
publican leanings, says : ' The Demo
cratic convention at Cincinnati has stir
piised the people of the country by nomi
nating an unusually geed ticket. A better
selection than Hancock could net have
been made liem among the candidates
offered, while there was a chance that a
much weisc man might be the choice. The
tail of the ticket is equally stieng, as Mr.
English is a 111. in with a veiy clear public
Te 1'elebratu Her lOUth Itii-thtLiy.
Mis. Puidence L.tikin. of Plas Eddy,
Delaware county, N. Y., will celebiate
her lOiith biithday en July 15. Mrs. Lai
kin is in full possession of her mental fac
ulties, is well-preserved physically, and
gives premise el living many yeais longer.
She was in the old Miuisink fe: tat tlie
time the battle was fought between the
Indians and whites en the mountains in
the neithein p.ut of Sullivan county, N.
Y., just aciess the Delaware liver from
Lacka waxen. She has a wonderful mem
ory of the incidents and events of that
Death from a 1'et Deg's Ilite.
About a month age Patience Vincent,
1 1 cais old, of Lauiheitville N. J., was
slightly bitten by a pet deg. At the
uigent request of the gill the deg was net
killed. On Thuisday the girl was taken
with spasms, snapping and giewling like a
deg. She died estci day morning in the
greatest agony, with all the sinptens of
' WILD I1AKKY " VKItY WILD.
The l.eiiK-IIuireit Scout in Jail.
" Wild II.ui ' is the name of the long
haired individual, who keeps the sheeting
gallciy in Centre square, and who claims
te have been a scout in the employ of Gen.
Custer dining the Medoc war. Yestciday
Ilai 1 y become veiy wild, and us a result
is toasting in jail at present, thinking of
the many happy days he has spent en the
plains, chasing the buffalo and slaying the
noble red man. The story of Harry's
tieuhle is about as follews: Yesterday
a man named Ftankfeid, who is employed
at Hauy's g.illeiy, hired a team at the
liveiy stable of Geeige I fait man, en West
Oiange stieet, saying that he wanted te
take a drive with his wife in the country.
About '1 o'clock in the aftei neon, as Mr.
Hattman was sitting in theaich leading te
his stable. "Wild Hairy" came along,
dt iving the team. He asked for a blanket,
but as there was none te he had, he drove
off, returning te the stable about 5 o'clock.
This time he dieve the animal into the
.ud, and leaving him stand, began talk
ing te Mr. Haitmau, fiem whom he
wanted te hire another heisc. Mr.
ll.11 1 man te'd him he would net
hire that heise te any one. They
t diced together for some time, and finally
Mr. llaitman lemaiked that if Hany was
done with the heise which he had hi ought
in it might be unhitched. At this Hany,
" 1 ...i 1..1.1.. :..t..:.. ....! 1. ,....
tinted and continued te lleuiish the pistols
and swear. Three daikey estleis, who were
in the atd at the time, fled at the sight of
the levelveis. llauy held one of the
weapons iu the face of Mr. Hartmau. He
said he had killed a man in New Yeik and
had made his escape and he would seen
kill him. Dining the excitement quite a
crowd gathered at the stable, but none of
them touched the man with the pistols,
who acted mere like .1 mainac than a sane
man. After a time Harry walked away
fiem the stable, before he had slain any
I one, and made his way te the Keystone
I house where Ollicer Svvenk arrested him.
lie was taken te the office of Aldeiman
McConemy, where he was committed in
default of bail for a healing.
Mntli Ward Il.iueeek anil Knlisli Club.
The gallant Democracy of the Niut 1
waul aie already iu the lieid with a cam
paign club, having assembled in feicc at
Arneld Haas's saloon en Satuulay night,
and 01 ganized under the style and title of
the "Ninth Waid Hancock and Cnglish
Club, " and elected the following elliceis :
President Elim G. Snyder.
Vice President Jehn Baicklcy.
Secretary Chas. Smith.
Treasurer Jacob Pentz.
Captain Frank Cunningham.
First Lieut. Jehn Hutchinson.
Second Lieut. Jehn B.ircklcy.
Quai terinaster Chas. Wilsen.
The utmost enthusiasm and geed feeling
prevailed. Upwanlsef 125 voting Deme
ci.its.it encesignilied thcirintentionel join
ing the club, which will held iegul.tr stated
meetings tluougheut the campaign. The
Ninth waul is m line tiim for making a
geed repeit in November next, and the
example of the Democrats of that section
in se piemptly enlisting themslves under
the Hancock banner will doubtless seen be
followed by the anient Democracy of ether
List of t'nehiiiiieil Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
teis remaining in Lancaster for the week
ending Monday, June 28, 18S0 :
r.mlies Utt.lUs. Sally Blair, Ida
Caldwell, Marv Dutenhoffer. Mis. Mary
Dunn, Mis. R. A. Eaby, Amelia Grass,
Emma L. Heir, Kate Jacobs, Mrs. Annie
Killian, Susan Landis, Mis. Maitlia Lan
dis, Mrs. Eliza Rehin Mary Seymour,
dent Lint. Abraham Beck, Stephen
Bair (2). R. K. Bachman, Hen. Wm.
Burns, S.uit'l Gochnauer, Saveiie Gaiate,
J. C. Geedman, Jehn S. I lass, Sam'I
Kempher, Lancaster Oil Cleth company
(for.), B. F. McAtee, M. Meihead, A. W.
Nelt, Thes. II. F. Randelph, William
Robbins, J. C. Shank, Hairy Legan Sp.thr,
Jehn Themas, Jacob Umble, A. S. Wan
ner. Mayer's Court.
This meining the mayor discharged five
drunks, sent one te prison for 30 days, and
sent one vagrant te the hospital.
Jehn II. Sell, one of the firm of Sell &
Schoneur, wholesale liquor dealers, of
Womelsdorf was iu town te-day.
Hager JS llre.'H Stere Vainageil Lush, 810,-
OOO te 813,000. Uartman's Ice
Ou Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock
smeke and flames was seen te issue from
the third-story room of the large back
building connected w ith Hager & Bre.'s
store, corner of West King and Market
streets. An alarm was given and the fire
men were piemptly en the spot, but for
some time found much difliculty in getting
at the fire. Tlie ladders of the Empire
hook and ladder company weie as seen as
possible raised against the Maikct street
wall of the building, lines of hose weie
caitied up the laddeis te the third story,
the windows were bieken in and the 100111
was flooded with water and the flames
quenched. The damage done by the lite
was vcty considerable ami that b water
pei haps greater the total less aggregating
fiem $10,000 te $15,000.
The thiid story loom in which the lire
eiigiiiated, anil the 100m below it, were
filled with wall papers and eat pets. Many
01 uie caineis were saveu in a mere or less
damaged condition. hut the wall papers aie
almost totally mined. Fiem the upper
stones the water sti earned iu terents
thieugh the hatchways, used as clcvateis,
and did great damage te the domestics and
winter clothing stored in the basement.
Nene of the goods in the main building
weie injured te any great extent.
It is net known hew the fire eiigiiiated.
As tlieie was no lire kept in the building,
the Messis. Hager thinlc it piebable that
spontaneous cembustuiii may have been
caused among some waste in one coiner of
the 100111, or fiem heat aiising fiem the
feather 100111 : but these are only con
jectures. Among outside pai ties tlieie was great
complaint that the less by w. iter was un
necessaiily laige, owing te the indiscreet
labeis of the firemen, but the Messis.
Hager de net think se, believing that if
tin' looms had net been deluged as thev
were the less by fire wen hi have been
much heavier resulting perhaps in the
total destuiclien of their store and its con
tents. The insurance en the building and stock
is 18,000 ; divided among the following
companies : Pcnnslvaiiia, of Philadelphia,
$10,000 ; Delaware, of Philadelphia, &I0,
000 ; Fiie association, of Philadelphia,
$5,000 ; .Etna, of Haitfeid, $5,000 ; Neith
Anicuc.iii, of Philadelphia, 65,000 ; Fi.ink
hn, of Philadelphia, 6l'.509 ; Hanover, of
New Yeik, 62.51)11; Reliance. $ 1,0(10.
The extent of damage done the building
cannot vet he estimated hut it is thought
it will require a new loef, new joists, new
lloers, at least. The lloeis have sunk a
geed deal, and it may he the foundation
and walls aie damaged se much that they
will have te he rebuilt hut this is net
piebably the case. Caipenteis .mil masons
have been already engaged te examine and
lepeit en the extent of the damage and
the repaiis that may he necessary. The
insurance cempanie., interested will at once
compute and adjust the losses, and the
stele will be reopened within a few das.
The 1'ire at the lee Heuse.
Last night about 11 o'clock .m al.iini of
file was sounded, caused by the binning
of Haitman's I.uge ice house at the city
leseiveiis. There was 110 ice in the build
ing at the time, and, as it was quite diy,
the flames were net long in doing their
weik, and hi a veiy sheit spa e the build
ing was binned te the gieund.
The ice house was owned by Jehn llait
man, who recently pin chased it fiem his
hi ether Jacob It was made entirely of
frame and was net mere than a ear old.
This is the thiid ice house that has been
binned en this same speL within the past
four c.iis, and all of them weie set en
lire. Net mere than two 01 three weeks
age, an attempt was made iu bread day
light te fire this building, but it was dis
covered and extinguished in time te pre
The less en the building will amount te
$2,500, and Mr. Haitmau had an insiu
ance of 61,000 in the Plnenix company of
Haitfeid, with Bailsman and Bums.
The lleptibllu.in Contest.
Jeseph II. Helier, Peicy P. Scheck, J.
C. lledsecker and Amest C. Gast, a ma
jority uf the investigating committee of
the beaid of Republican judges, publish
their lepeit. in which they say:
It appeals te us, by the wholesale man
ner in which fi.md was ch.uged, and the
few districts against which evidence of
fraud was effeied, that the alleged affida
vit, upon which the call was founded, is
mere of a f.uce than a reality, or that the
bungling manner in which the affidavit
was drawn up and signed, by peisens who
seemingly appealed te knew nothing what
ever of the contents and subject matter of
the same, was conclusive pte-if that the
whole matter was done huuiedly, and net
in the precise and fair way such grave
chaiges should be treated.
The Thiid waul of Columbia was net
le-opened because a criminal pios pies pios
ecutien against the judge there is
pending, and the committee did
net te desiie te prejudice his c ise. The
Thiid ward, Lincister, evidence iu behalf
of Adam J. Ehcily, was hc.usay and insuf
ficient. The Salisbuiy alleged fraud was
only a clerical cuer affecting two votes;
and in any event all the allegi il frauds if
pieved, would only reduce Davis's majoi majei
ity te 200. Hence the majority conclude
that the ticket .is previously declared was
The minority of the committee declare
that there has net been a lull and fair in
vestigation. The Lest I'lslieriiien
Just before we went te press en Satuulay,
as announced in our issue efthit day, a
telegram w.is received fiem Mc-ssis. L. J.
Zahm, J. B. Reth and Jehn Kcpncr (for
whose safety much anxiet was lelt)
stating that they had 1 cached AVest
Willow 011 their return fiem their fishing
exclusion. The cause of the tumble and
worriment was simply this. It was rather
late en Fiiday when the fishermen 1 cached
the mouth of the Pcquea, and as their
fishing h.id beefl intei 111 pted by a steim,
one of the p.nty lem.uked th.it if he could
send vv old te the folks at home, he would
like te fish for one day meie. One of the
Columbia fc Pert Deposit uiihead men,
who was present, said he was going up the
read and would willingly telegraph from
the next station that the party wouldn't
be home till Satuulay. Mr. Zahmwietea
telegram te that effect in the memorandum
book 0 the raiheadcr, who premised te
carry it te the next telegraph station and
have it ferwauled. Frem some cause the
telegram was net forwarded and hence the
worry and uneasiness en pai t of the friends
at home. But all's well that ends well.
rJSNNSXJLVAMA'S QUKER SECTS.
A Leve-Feast Among the IMver Brethren
Stories or One or the Uremlbrim
lluminelstewn Cor. X. Y. Sun.
The River Brethren of Pennsylvania'
closely resemble t e old Dunkaids, the
Amish and the Seventh Day Baptists.
These plain and simple folks are scattered
all ever Eastern Pennsylvania. They re
cently held tjieir annual love-feast inLeb inLeb
auen county, near this place. They had
an ex-roast, public feet-washing, a praise
meeting and a general reunion. About six
hundred persons were piesent.
Te the stranger these various Penns!
vani.i German sects all leek alike, but
upon close inquiry their lieliefs, forms of
worship, habits and customs are found te
be different. One sect baptizes by plung
ing the convert three times into the water
ferwaul ; another sect plunges its converts
into the water backward. One uses no
en gaunents ; another uses
buttons. The no-button people use hooks
and eyes only. The dress of ee ei'
these farmers is usually a very broad bread
brimmed black wool hat, stiff and
stieng; a d.uk brown cutaway coat
with a small cellar and no lapels ;
hooks and eyes in a low down iu fumt ;
daik pantaloons, .cut straight up and dew 11
(no spring bottoms). His hair is alwas
worn long, cut straight like a brush.
Generally tliey are dark-haired and d.uk
0 ed. Their style pfdi ess has net changed
iu a hundred cais, and their t.iileis have
used nothing but the regulation pittcuis
since their ancestors fiist cuisscd the sea.
The young men fellow closed- iu the paths
of their fathers, and the make-up of a tf-
ear-old-boy is generally the same as his
50- ear-old sire.
The women wear the plainest of gar
ments. Ceaise blown or dark gray frocks
with very nanevv skiits ; dark silk I1.1111I
keichiefs ever their sheitldeis; black silk
and pastcheaid bonnets, sti Illy made ou the
scoop-shovel pattern : a pair of leugh
calfskin shoes. Thus attired they aie
ready fei ;v meeting, the maikct, or a
niaiii.ige, as the case may he. The seven-teen-
ear-old gill diesses like her mother
.mil grandmother, only the child sometimes
weais a silk kerehief of a color brighter
than that wein by her mother. Te stv
their pretty black eyes it is nccessarv te
get a leek at them fiem the fieut.
The assemblage at the Ievc-fe.it i.i
made up of just this class of people. Seme
of them came twenty miles, and tin ir con
veanees covered several acres These
fanners generally own fiist-cl.iss horses,
and they take a pride iu driving te the
feast in their veiy best turnouts. An am
ple stock of feed is In ought with them,
and the horses are tied along the feiicis.
Four niinisteis or speakers were pic-ent.
The tcet-vv ashing was at night. These
sei vices take place once a e.ir before the
haivcst, and are held te give pi.t'sete the
Leid for His goodness in sending tin 111
abundant stoics. The ceremony of wash
ing feet is usually private. The mciiid
themselves with towels, and, with a basin
iu hand, wash the feet of their biethcis, as
a lessen in humility. The women wash
each ether's feet in the same manner. The
baptisms are public. Then foilevvs a gen
eial rejoicing, and a 1 ousted ex is eaten.
"Yeu are welcome," said a breadbrim
te his city visitors. " Yeu are welcome te
partake of what w e have. All strangeis
Iu the conversation that followed the old
gentleman said : " We very rarely engage
111 law-suits; never among ourselves. We
settle our own grievances between us. stick
together, intermarry, keep honest, ami
that's about the way we get along. If you
want te find the Amish people you must
go down into the Conestoga valley, Lae
caster county. The Duulcsiidslivc ever in
Bciks and Lancaster counties, the Seventh
Day Baptists about Ephiata, which
is sometimes called Dmikaidtev 11 :
the Meravians are ever iu Beth
lehem, and also iu Litit, Lancas
ter county. We are all pretty mm h
cut ever the same cloth, hut there aie
many writers who get us mixed up in theii
descriptions. Yestciday I attended the
funeral of a very old Moravian evei iu
Bethlehem. His name was Bickel. ami lie
was neaily 80 eaisef age. Fer lift ye.11:
lie was a member of the trombone quaite
of the church. Their tiomhene playeis,
every Easter morning before daylight, go
about the village playing suitable an
thems. In their graveyauls are no monu
ments, faucy railings or fences. They are
all buried in ievva, rich and peer alike,
men with men and women with women. A
small Hat piece of maible is placed en each
grave. The graves are numbered, and the
record is kept in the church book. As
they die they are buried, se that families
are separated in the bur Ihg ground. At
fiist sight their cemeteries leek like grass
" The Amish or Ornish people are very
strict. They have no churehes, but they
meet at one another's faims, and one of
their number does the preaching. Then
dress is very simple. If any of them meets
with losses, by lire or ethciwise, the ethers
contribute se much apiece te make geed'
the less. If a son or daughter marries out
side of their sect, he or she is disowned.
In this they are very strict. They own
magiulicent fauns, and their spineus
hams are ten tiircs I. tiger than then
houses. Ne person in the world is nnec
honest than an Omishmau. They take no
pait in election", but pay tlieie taxes.
"I see that in the courts of Berks county
a veiy inteiesting case has just been '0
cided by a master in chancei y, iu which
two pai tics in a Mennonite congregation
were fighting for a chinch. The congre
gation split liccause their pastor, the Rev.
.Mr. Obeihelter, refused te appear in
chin ch in. 1 regulation coat. The legula
tieu coat is one that has buttons en one
side only, and 110 cellar. Although the
Rev. Oherheltzer went te conference in .1
regulation coat te state his case, he lest it,
and then he established a new sect, falling
it the New Measure 3Ieimeiiitis.
" The story of R ichel Kerster h.is never
found its way into print that I have hc.ml
of. She was the only child of a rich Dunk
aid, and she became tiled of the plain
dresses and primitive customs of her pee
pie. She informed her father of this and
ask d te he allowed te travel and s-ee the
wet Id. Her father became angiy ; unit
weid brought en another, until filially si e
was disowned. She left hei home and
her father spent three yeais in lindiiig hei.
Sjlie had taken refuge with a friend iu a
small Western town, and when she was
discovered she was wearing vvei diy dresses.
She was taken home and dressed in liemi -spun,
but she seen died."
The love-feast lasted thrt e da s. Some
times they aie held iu the open air and
often in a veiy I.uge frame building, con
taining tabic accommodation for huududs
of people, built especially for the puipese.
Small congregations sometimes held love
feasts en the clean lloers of a member's
mammoth barn. Their service consists of
Ming, praer, baptism by immeisieu, foot feet
washing and feasting. Thefarmeisge te
the feasts in the morning and return te
their homes at nightfall.
1 he Telephone Exchange.
The freight depot or Jehn R. Bitncr,
218 Neith Queen street, was yestciday ei 11
nected with the telephone exchange.
Firemen and ethers would de well te re
member that the telephone may he advan
tageously utilized in giving speedy alarm
of fiies. By limning te the nearest tele
phone station inhumation may be instant
ly communicated te the Empire company,
whose bell is the recognized authority for
striking the alarm. In like manner in in in
foimatien can be conveyed almost instant
ly te any one of the fire companies or ether
parties interested ia the property en fire.