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LANCASTER MIL? iMJdJAuJ&utilt. WEDNESDAY, JtWE 30, 1880.
Lancaster f nteiltgencet.
WEDNESDAY EVEN'G. JUNE 30, 1880.
GEN. WINFIELD S. HANCOCK,
FOB VICE PRESIDENT :
HON. MILIUM H. ENGLISH,
The great principles of American lib
erty are still the lawful inheritance or
this people, ana ever should be. The
right of trial bj jury, the habeas corpus,
the Hbertj or the press, the freedom or
speech, the natural rights or persons and
the rights r proper! j must be preserved.
W INFIELD S. HANCOCK,
Maj. Gen. Cemd'g Wept. La. and Texas.
A Party That Needs Repairs.
There is nothing mere cheering in pol
itical affairs than the lessen that is se
frequently taught aspiring candidates
for the presidency, that it is net a prize
te be gained by wrestling for it. This is
the bright aspect of the " dark herse's'
successes which are se frequent, and
which we grumble at while we welcome
them. They are net an unmixed geed,
because they are apt te introduce fellows
like Hayes, of contemptible parts, into
the presidency. Hut we can better afford
te take this risk than te put upon the
country a self-seeking statesman with a
great body of interested retainers behind
him, who carry his flag for their profit
and strive te secure his nomination in a
very indecent way. It is a fight for the
mmilH in which fortunately there are
several contending parties who scratch
each ether's eyes out, until finally the
prize they contend for slips away te
someone who has net striven for it at all.
It is a just retribution upon the selfish
politicians, and the merited fate of the
party they serve, te be strangled at their
hands as the Republican party was
strangled by Garfield's nomination at
It is time that it went te the " demui.
tien bow-wows.' Its twenty years el
excesses have worn out all its virtue and
it needs te be retired for repairs. It has
been living a lingering existence for some
years entirely upon the memory of its war
record. It has caused itself te be credit,
ed with the country's salvation by arms
and has covered with this reputation its
multitude of sins. With a soldier like
Garfield as its candidate new, who had
but a brief experienca in the army and
resigned his commission for a mere com
fortable berth in Congress, the
Republican party will have great
difficulty in keeping the vantage
they claim from their rebellion record
against the Democratic party under the
lead of one of the greatest soldiers of the
war. They cannot de it with a peer sol
dier against one of the best and an assail
able record against one of the most unas
sailable. The Republican prospect seems
a very hopeless one. And when we
add te this the evident lack of harmony
among the leaders and their distrust and
dislike of the nominee, we have abund
ant reason for the confidence generally
felt that Hancock and English will be
Pennsylvania may be relied en for
Hancock. .She never deserts her own sons
and always votes for the successful can
didate for president. There is everything
in Hancock's record te encourage and
stimulate the state pride which will tend
te give him se many votes from citizens
who are less partisans than Pennsylva
nians. Party ties are very weak just
new. There is no very exciting issue
between the parties, and consequently
the ranks are swelling of the independ
ent voters who will vote according te
their impressions of the candidates as
men. There are very many Republicans
te be found who say that it will de their
party geed te be beaten. We have heard
this said by very prominent men in the
party in the state, who really think the
party needs te be put upon the stocks te
be freed from its barnacles and te get
straightened out generally for afresh
voyage. This is a geed time te de it.
With a candidate that nobody cares
about and whose record is se desperately
bad as te discourage all hopes of his elec
tion, the time has come for the leaders
te fold their arms and let their ship sail
under easy canvas up te its dry-deck.
These who think of traveling by
water anywhere in the neighborhood of
New Yerk had better change their minds
and stay at home until the present epi
demic of burning and sinking among the
beats of these waters gives signs of abate
ment. The least nervous of people have
need te feel disturbed ever the contem
plation of a necessary journey afloat near
New Yerk ; and the families who live en
the surrounding shores must be in an un
enviable state of dread when any of their
families are away. It is a very remark
able series of calamities which apparently
is entirely fortuitous, but therefore the
mere dreadful as the mark of a frown
ing Providence that cannot be escaped
from. Is New Yerk a Sodom ?
We print elsewhere the mournful de
tails of the tragic death of a native Lan
casterian who, full of years and honors,
has leen overtaken by a dreadful fate.
Shining like a star amid the gloom of
that melancholy recital is the description
of a filial love and heroic devotion fur
nished by the narrative of his daughter's
efforts te save his life, which, fruitless
in thernselves,are threatened besides with
the penalty of her own. That this fear
may net be realized, and that there may
be a speedy restoration te her family and
friends of the brave young woman who
subjected herself te a terrible and peril
ous ordeal from which only merciful un
consciousness rescued her, will be the
prayer of all who read the graphic ac
count of heroic and self-sacrificing devo
tion which will be found in our local col
That arrant copperhead sheet, the
Lancaster Examiner, which supported
Grant for two terms and urged him for
a third, declares against entrusting mere
soldiers with the reins of the civil gev
ernment of a republic. It is afraid of a
On the eve of the battle and in the face
of the enemy the Intelligencer can
find no better use for its columns than in
applauding the wise action of the Penn.
sylvania delegation te Cincinnati in
pressing no one of her own citizens upon
the convention while accepting the invL
tatien of ether states extended te a Penn.
sylvania candidate. If state delegations
would generally wait for a demand for
one of their citizens te come from outside
their borders they would show a geed
sense as commendable as their modesty.
That fractional and happy portion of
the imputation who are able te indulge
in a summer vacation are just new cast
ing about for some favorable location
where they may while away the
" heated term."' Reports from nearly all
the popular summer resorts indicate prep
arations for an unusually active season,
and it is probable the seaside and moun
tain benifaces will reap a full measure of
profit from the geed times that have
come upon the country and set business
te booming se briskly in many directions.
A Pauls dispatch te the Londen Daily
News says : " Prince Jereme Napeleon
intends te found a newspaper organ of his
Tun secretary of the navy expects te
close the business transactions of the cur
rent fiscal year te-day. He anticipates a
surplus in the last appropriation of about
It is announced that the beard of par
dons will held its next meeting en Tues
day, July 6. In view of the liberality of
the beard at the last meeting the list of
applications for executive clemency is
Colenkl Feiinky premises te devote
this week's issue of Progress, which appears
this afternoon, te Hancock and Gettysburg.
He will give General Hancock's own his
tory of the great battle, and will direct
attention te " the pledged debt of Phila
delphia te the men who saved Philadelphia
in July, 1863."
Twe valuable chapters of the the Times' s
the Annals of the War have been lest, for
the season at least, by the presidential
nominations at Chicago and Cincinnati.
General Garfield is under engagement te
furnish an article en General Geerge H.
Themas and General Hancock is down for
a chapter en Gettysburg, but it will be
just like presidential candidates te plead
the exigencies of the political campaign as
an excuse for withholding their important
contributions te the unwritten history of
The Petroleum World gets back at the
Oil City Derrick in the liveliest sort of way,
and answer the latter's charge of its being
a Standard organ in a manner that is net
calculated te seethe the Derrick's bruised
feelings. We incline te the opinion that
the World has get the ''dead weed" en its
esteemed contemporary. Concerning the
source of the attacks that have been made
upon it since its recent advent into the
oil field as the avowed champion of the
producers' interests the World says : "Fer
this kind of opposition we tender grateful
thanks. We expect just such opposition,
and court it, from every morning paper
published in the oil region. We de net
want these literary agents of the Standard
te even walk softly before the Leid. We
thank them for the occasion they have
given us te ship them of their disguise and
leave the skeleton as bare as the Prophet
saw in his vision of his Valley of Dry
Somebody says Sarah Bekmiaiidt is as
then well as then as picnic lemonade.
Capt. McClelland has suspended the
publication of the weekly Recerd in Pitts
burgh. A. M. Ramije, of the Columbia Ceurunt,
and R. B. Risk, of the Examiner, arc off
with the State editorial excursion te Wat
D. K. BuitKiiOLDint, of this city, has
secured the contract for distributing the
Senate documents at Harrisburg next
winter. He bid $1,933.
Sitting Bull's son consented te have
his photograph taken the ether day, with
the understanding that he should held his
revolver in hand in readiness te sheet the
artist if the camera should go off.
It is reported that Zelda Hakrisen
Seguin, the contralto, who was here with
the Emma Abbett opera company, is te be
married in October te a Mr. Wallace, of
W. U. Hensel, esq., left for Leck
Haven this morning, where he will de
liver the annual address this evening be
fore the State nerriial school. The subject
of the address will be "Americanus Sum."
It was General McClellan who, in
his report of the battle of Williamsburg,
said " Hancock was superb !' Frem this
Mr. Dougherty took the thought of
nominating at Cincinnati " Hancock the
The Franklin county bar has had a pic
nic at Mt. Alte, and new wants the Cum
berland valley lawyers te join in a re
union at Mt. Alte.
James Bradley and Daniel Sweeney, two
small boys, while bathing in the Allegheny
river at Pittsburgh were drowned en Mon
C. Wesley Arneld was instantly killed by
a brick wall falling upon him at the Allen
town rolling mill, which he and ethers
were tearing down. Frank Ferbes was
also badly injured.
An old lady named Mrs. Carrell, while
en a visit te her son at Speer's Landing,
en the Monongahela, fell down stairs and
was se badly injured that she died in about
Merris Jarrett, of Macungie, and Harry
Dunkel, of Allcntewu, were arrested while
robbing Schauman's mill of flour, grain, etc.
Dunkel endeavored te escape and was shot
in the back, but net dangerously wounded.
Their robberies at Schauman's and Pretz's
mills amount te about $1,500.
Frank Bently, aged 22, a well-known
resident of Monongahela City, Washington
county, committed suicide by sheeting
himself through the head. He had been
engaged te Miss Free, but as he had been
drinking for some time she told him that
she would net marry him. He took a ring
from his finger that she had given him and
threw it it at her feet and then went out
te a field and shot himself.
Rev. Heyt E. Jenes, of the M. E. church
en trial in Brooklyn for indecent assault
upon his stepson has been acquitted.
LATEST NEWS BY llAXLu
The census returns, two districts incom
plete, show Milwaukee's population te be
Servia and Reuraania have come te a
complete understanding with regard te the
Bulgarian naturalization proposal.
Jehn Dwycr, ex-treasurer of Gutten
burgh, X. J., en trial for embezzling town
moneys and forging improvement certifi
cates, was found guilty.
The Orange county, N. Y., grand jury
indicted Beaumont B. Buck, the Texan
student who shot Jehn G. Thompson's son
at Highland Falls a few weeks age.
Seme Russian troops were defeated by
the Chiuese at Terd Pass and were pur
sued and again defeated at Kizelhuesghan,
losing much ammunition and supplies.
The Chinese have reached Gulcha.
The heat was extreme at Leng Branch,
yesterday, being 1)3 en the pier and 99'-'
in the village. Several persons were pros
trated by it ; one, Henry Finch, of New
Yerk, will probably die.
Class-day exercises were held at Yale
college yesterdy. The poem was read by
William II. Harper, of AVashingten.
Among these present were Hen. Alphense
Taft, of Ohie and Hen. W. B. Washburne,
of Greenfield, Mass.
Leck Ne. 2, of the Lacine canal, was
burst yesterday by the steamer Bohemian.
Twe barges were sunk and a steamer badly
damaged. The less is about $100,000.
Navigation of the canal will he interrupt
ed until te-night.
The alumni of Vermont university yes
terday elected II. Henry Powers president.
Hen. Rosewell G. Herr, member of Con
gress from Michigan, delivered the oration
at the celebration of the Phi Beta Kappa
society, his subject being "Individual
ism." In a match game between the Canadian
and Halifax cricketers at Londen en
Tuesday the Canadians scored in their
first inning 73 and in the second 7 for
three wickets. The Halifax made in their
first inning 114 and in their second GO.
The match was drawn, owing te rain.
A cottage en Ayrault street, Newport,
owned by Mrs. C. A. Wycth, or New
Yerk, and leased by G. S. Bowdoin, of
Bosten, was partially burned yesterday
morning. The fire originated by sponta
neous combustion. The less en the house
is $4,000 ; en furniture, $10,000. Insured.
In Warsaw, 111., the levee which protects
the bottom lands of the country broke, and
the water is pouring through a crevasse
200 feet wide. All the wheat and corn and
ether crops will be lest, and 18,000 acres
of land will be overflowed. The people
are new engaged in getting their live stock
off the bottom.
The forest fires in New Jersey have
again broken out. Large tracts of wood
land in Monmouth and Ocean counties
have been swept ever by the flames. Im
meuse cedar tracts in the lower part of
the latter county have been burned since
Sunday morning. The dreuth is terrible,
as no rain of any account has fallen there
for weeks past.
The Action of the Chairman of the Pennsyl
vania Delegation nt Cincinnati.
The Pittsburgh Telegraph says : " The
action of Malcolm Hay, esq., chairman of
the Pennsylvania delegation te Cincinnati,
according te the statement of a delegate,
has been misrepresented in despatches te
several of the Pittsburgh papers. This
delegate says that Mr. Hay's position is
correctly set forth in the Cincinnati papers
and has only been misrepresented by a por
tion of the Pittsburgh press. He asserts
that there was no misunderstanding in the
delegation and no dissatisfaction at the
course of Chairman Hay at any time,
and that the latter did the right
thing at the right time, and the only right
thing when he nominated Hancock by the
vote of Pennsylvania. This delegate says
that Mr. Hay recognized the right of every
individual delegate and treated each with
equal and exact justice. There being no
unit rule, every delegate was the peer of
every ether, and Mr. Hay's province was
simply te voice te the convention their in
dividual will as expressed it te him. Conse
quently seven ereight candidates were voted
for en the first ballet, and the result an
nounced te the convention by Mr. Hay. Then
the critical moment came for placing
candidates in nomination. Mr. Hay was
prepared for the emergency. Daniel
Dougherty, who was te nominate Han
cock, had been substituted for Mr. Spear
at the opening of the day's session. Mr.
Hay had carefully considered beforehand
what ought te be said by him, and had
communicated te several of the most
judicious delegates, who were for ether
candidates than his own (Tilden), what he
intended te say. This is the exact lan
guage used by him in announcing te the
convention that one of the delegates would
present Hancock's name. "The delega
tion from Pennsylvania came here abso
lutely free te express their individual pre
ferences for candidates. The Pennsylvania
delegation, as a delegation, has no candi
date te present, but a delegate from Penn
sylvania desires te make a nomination."
At that time General Hancock had net a
majority of the delegation, but that made
no difference, as the delegation had been
sent te Cincinnati expressly against the
unit rule, and it was Mr. Hay's place te
recegnize the position of every individual
delegate. The language used by Mr. Hay
was approved by the delegation, and no
word of dissent, however slight, was heard
and no apprehension arose save in Pitts
burgh. When Mr. Hay determined te cast
the vote for Hancock en the second ballet,
he consulted nobody, but did it as chair
man of the delegation, exercising the just
responsibilities belonging te his position,
trusting te the assent and approval of del
egates, which was cheerfully given by all.
It has been reported that Senater Wal
lace has sent the following despatch te
Gen. Hancock after Hay had made his
" I have just thrown you our solid vote
and congratulate you en your nomina
tion. Wm. A. Wallace,
"Senater of Pennsylvania."
It is hardly possible that Mr. Wallace
would send such a presumptive and unjus
tifiable message, since neither Mr. Wal
lace, Mr. Randall nor any of their friends
outside the delegation were consulted, aud
the nomination of Hancock was the work
of Chairman Hay and the Pennsylvania
delegation alone, and they "settled it"
without aid or intimation from Mr. Wal
lace. THE P. K. K. DISASTKK.
Hew a Great Wreck Occurred.
Between four and five o'clock yesterday
morning, a terrible railroad accident oc
curred en the Pennsylvania railroad near
Warrior's Mark, just west of Huntingdon,
by which a large number of freight cais
were wrecked and two men were killed.
Somewhe.re near the time and place
mentioned some cars in a westward bound
freight train broke down and compelled the
stoppage of the train. Before measures
could be taken te prevent the accident
another westward bound freight train came
thundering along and ran into the rear of
the broken freight. Nene of the crew en
either of the trains was hurt, but the col
lision made a bad wreck and forced a num
ber of the cars of the first train upon the
south track. A heavy thunder and rain
storm was raging at the time. In a few
moments the rapid puff, puff, and ominous
rattle was heard of another freight en the
south track coming east. There was a
curve just above the scene of the collision
se that the engineer of the approaching
freight could net see the awful dan
ger which awaited him. It was
tee late te warn him and around the
curve through the storm rushed the train,
and into the wrecked cars en the track
with a terrible crash. The engineer and
firemen were buried in the wreck of the
engine. The debris was at once attacked
and the wrecking train was sent for. The
first body found was that of Jehn B.Craw B.Craw
eord, the engineer. The enfertunate man's
neck was broken, and he must hve met in
stant death. Three hours afterward the
hedy of Martin A. Schriver, the firemen,
was removed from the wreck. He also had
died instantly from a broken neck. The
bodies were taken te Huntingdon, where
an inquest was held.
About thirty-five cars were wrecked by
the accident. Seme of the cars contained
cattle and many of the animals were killed.
Pieces of merchandise and broken cars
were strewn along the tracks for fifty
yards. The wrecking train did net arrive
en the scene until about 9 o'clock, and
in consequence of the collision the Pacific
express train east was four hours late.
The dead bodies of Crawford and
Schriver were brought te Harrisburg last
evening at 8:13 aud taken in charge by
their respective families.
Mr. Crawford lived at Ne. 1,331 Sixth
street. He leaves a wife and three chil
dren. Mr. Crawford was about thirty
seven years of age and had been a gallant
soldier in the war of the rebellion. He was
considered one of the most careful and re
liable engineers en the Pennsylvania read,
and was highly respected by the commu
nity in which he lived.
Mr. Schriver was a son of Mr.C.Sehrivcr
of the baggage room at the depot. He re
sided at the corner of Second and Boas Beas
streets. He was a bricklayer by trade, but
had been in the employ of the railroad
company since 187G. He leaves a young
wife te mourn his death.
AN OFFJSNCE THAT WAS KANK.
Why Worshipers at the Itroeklyn Taber
nacle Were Asked te Take a Hack
' What de you think of Mr. Talmage
and the revival at the Tabernacle?" asked
a street preacher, known as Dr. Keuyen,
of a New Yerk Tribune reporter yester
day. " Why?" was the reply.
"I took the peer men from the street
vilely appareled into the Tabernacle, and
they were turned out two Sundays age,"
said Dr. Kenyen. "Harrison, the revival
preacher, was holding the meeting. He
asked, 'Are they sailors?' I said, 'I de
net knew what they arc, but they want
Christ.' They were seated, five together,
but seen after Majer Cerwin came and
'turned them out, and I then left the
church as a pretest."
A meeting was held at Cumberland
chapel in Cumberland street, Brooklyn,
yesterday afternoon, te discuss the ques
tion, "Has a church the right te turn from
its doers outcasts, however vilely appareled,
if their behavior is geed?" Apparently it
was te bring this case before the public.
Dr. Kenyen repeated the statement he had
made te the reporter, and the Rev. Dr.
Kimball, of Brooklyn, corroborated the
story. " A cenferenca was held," said
he, "and the men were deliberately filed
out. The Tabernacle was net overflowing
nor were they in contact with ethers. I
was astonished, and am yet."
Dr. Kenyen said further : "The greatest
difficulty I have is te find refuge for the
outcasts. Net a church in Brooklyn and
only one in New Yerk will open its doers
te them. The missions are new as re
spectable as the mother churches. The
rustic of silk is heard there, and they aie
above receiving outcasts. I wrote te Dr.
Talmage about this matter, but as he has
net answered, I must held him particeps
criminis in this atrocious affair."
After discussing the matter further and
praying for the Tabernacle, the persons at
the meeting adjourned without accom
plishing anything apparently.
Maj, B. R. Cerwin was found at his
house and was asked about this matter.
" I don't knew," he said, " that I really
ought te say anything about it. I don't
knew whether or net you are a Christian,
but your appearance indicates that at least
you respect Christianity,"
" All right" said the reporter.
" Any peer man," continued Majer Cor Cer
win, " who is cleanly can get the best seat
that is left in the church at any time. But
this man brought in ten as filthy men as I
ever saw inside or outside any building.
Several poisons near them asked te have
their seats changed, as the smell was in
tolerable. These men were then shown te
seats in the corridor, where ethers were,
and where they could hear well without
contaminating any one else. Kenyen did net
sit within forty feet of his fleck. Why
did he net shepherd them ? He had bet
ter taken them te a pump first if they
wanted Christ. We shall always preserve
geed order and propriety as long as we
live, in this church ; Kenyen's act was an
outrage and an insult, and if he ever
brings in such a squad again I will have
him arrested ; but I will treat his
people well. Dr. Talmage is par
ticeps crimincs te this extent, that he
wants all improper elements removed
from the church. Each of the men said
he was te get a dinner and 23 sents for
coming ever te the church. There have
been a geed many attempts te break up
our meetings. If these men had stayed,
there would have been a stampede of the
Dr. Tucker, the treasurer of the Taber
nacle, was present, and said as a physician
he knew the sanitary requirements of the
case, and that Majer Cerwin only did his
HANCOCK AND THE UEPUUL.ICANS.
Mr. Leenard IT. Jereme Points Out Why
All Republicans' Must Support
the Here of Getttysburg.
The following letter has been handed te
the World by Mr. Jereme with a request
for its publication :
West Twenty-Sixth Street,
June 28, 1880.
Majer General Hancock :
My Dear General : I take the earliest
opportunity te congratulate you upon your
nomination and te assure you, life-long
Whig and Republican that I am, of my
most hearty support. I belong te a very
stanch old silver-gray Republican family.
With one solitary exception, there never
was one of them known te vote the Dem
ocratic ticket, but I. venture te say they
will te a man vote for you. They cannot
consistently de otherwise.
Yeu, sir, embody the views and senti
ments in regard te the great questions of
the day that we have entertained since the
war closed. They were the same that
actuated General Grant when he laid down
these liberal terms of surrender te General
Lee. They are the same that actuated
my peer friend Raymond, when he battled
se manfully in the committee of Congress
against the savage policy el lhart Stevens.
I believe General Grant would support
you te-day, did net the exigencies
of his situation forbid it. And
Henry J. Raymond were he alive, would
support you tee, unless the exigencies of
the New Yerk Times restrained him. He
was compelled at an early day te smother
the sentiments he had expressed in the ad
dress of the Philadelphia convention, te
abandon his career in legislative halls and
te change te tone of the Times or, as Mr,
Jenes, our business manager and partner,
insisted, the paper would be ruined. (I
believe I offered te pay the damages at the
time, but that was considered impractica
ble.) It was a bitter pill, but it had te be
swallowed. Thad Stevens had succeeded
through a Congress which misrepre
sented the country in engrafting his
policy upon the Republican party. And
though a majority of the party, I firmly
believe, were disgusted, it was fastened
upon them and there was no way of getting
rid of it. Thus for years a vast number of
us, geed Republicans, have been compelled
te be the helpless supporters of a policy we
believe te the very worst that could be
devised. An opportunity is presented us
new for the first time with any show of
success te vote in accordance with our con
victions, and I am sure we shall de it most
joyfully. With great respect and esteem,
believe me yours faithfully.
Leenard W. Jereme.
THE SEAWANHAKA'S OEAU.
Twenty-Five Bodies Recovered and Twenty
Persons Still Missing.
New Yerk dispatch te the Times.
The latest accounts of the Seawanhaka
disaster report twenty-five persons dead,
of whom twenty-four have been identified
and twenty ethers missing. The number
who suffered injuries of some severity
is between twenty and thirty. It is
thought that net mere than one or two of
the injured are likely te die. Nothing is
definitely known as te the cause of the fire.
The engmcer,in his official statement, says
that, in his opinion, the fire was caused by
an outburst of ignited gas that had accu
mulated in the furnace. The boiler of the
burned steamboat was te-day examined by
a brother of Captain Smith, who is said te
be capable of giving an expert opinion,
and he says that he discovered no break in
the boiler or flues nor defect in the fur
nace. Among the missing reported late this
afternoon are: Mrs. Mary Ann ilynn, el
Second avenue and HGth street ; H. II.
Hurlburd, of Great Neck, L. I., a broker ;
Israel Bloomingdale, of East Forty-ninth
street. Nothing as yet has been heard
from 3Ir. Charles A. Applebee, re
ported missing last night. Three
mere bodies were identified at the
morgue, viz : Theodere Cauthier, a
grocer, of Sheriff street; Constantine
Sherry, of One-hundred-and-seventeenth
street and Clarence Vaudewater, a four-
year-old son of Jehn P. Vandewater, of
Glen Cove. A colored man employed en
Seawanhaka, but whose name is unknown,
is also recognized. At two o'clock the
morgue was crowded with friends of the
missing people, making anxious inquiries.
There arc four bodies there still unidenti
Felix Aucaigue, con espeudent for French
papers, living at 341 West Twenty eighth
street, found his sister te-day in the hos
pital at Willet's Point, a confirmed lunatic.
She had been en beard the steamer Sea
wanhaka with Mrs. Aucaigne, but her con
ditien was such te-day that she could net
tell anything about her sister-in-law. Mr.
Aucaigne took a blank death certificate.
se that he could remove the body of his
wife if he found it.
He Ilresssed Hancock's Wounds.
Dr. A. N. Dougherty, of Newark, says:
" In the third day's fight at Gettysburg he
was wounded, and I was sent for. I found
him lying en the hill slope, under a tree
and facing the enemy, lucre was a deep,
wide gash in his leg, near the groin. In the
wound where weed splinters and a ten-
penny nail. Gen. Hancock was anxious te
knew what the rebels were using in their
shells. He thought he had been wounded
by splinters Irem one et the enemy's
shells. We put him into an ambulance,
and I lay down beside him. Then we
drove through a het fire te my hospital.
Afterwards I discovered that a bullet had
penetrated his saddle, and then ledged in
his thigh, carrying with it the weed splin
ters and the ten-penny nail.
"As he lay in the hospital in great pain,
I. at his dictation, wrote his first dispatch
te Gen. Meade, announcing the victory wen
at Gettysbure, adding te the dispatch that
the defeat would be turned into a rout.
He was calm, patient and heroic. He is
equally entitled with Meade te the honor of
the victory at Gettysburg.and .Meade would
say se if he were alive. On the night of the
second day's battle a council of war was
held. It was proposed te tall back ana es
tablish the line of battle at Pipe creek, but
Hancock opposed it. He argued that the
army should stay where it was, and he said
that the Army of the Potomac had made
its last retreat, and should fight or die en
the line where the battle begun. General
Meade finally coincided with Hancock, and
the result was that that great victory crip
pled the rebels se that they never recover
ed from it."
A Secial Festival.
The members and friends of Grace Luth
eran church united last evening te held a
social church festival in honor of the Augs
burg Confession and Formula Concordia
jubilee services held en Sunday. The
lecture room of the church was filled te
overflowing and for the pleasure of the
large audience, in addition te social conver
sation, a musical and literary pregramme
was observed and refreshments in the form
of ice cream and cake served te all present.
The meeting was called te order at eight
o'clock by Mr. W. P. Frailey, president of
the Yeung Men's society connected with
Grace church ; Rev. C. E. Houpt, pastor,
offered prayer ; an anthem was rendered
by the choir under the leadership of Mr.
Jehn B.Kevinski ; Mr. J. Harry Geissinger
read a selection from Mrs. Stewe ; Mr.
Kevinski and Miss Emma Gensemer exe
cuted in geed style a due for violin and
organ; little Miss Mamie Berner sang very
prctfily a vocal sole, "Somebody's Dar
ling," accompanying herself en the organ,
behind which she could scarcely be seen,
and Miss Sallie Kahl, bf Grace choir, sang
" Waiting,'' Miss Katie Swartzwelder and
Mr. Kevinski accompanying her en the
organ and violin.
Supposed Postefflce Thief Arrested.
Yesterday afternoon, Geerge W. Mid Mid Mid
dlcwoed, alias "Bud," was arrested in
Columbia en suspicion of being a post pest
office thief. It appears that while he was
in Columbia Middiewoed offered te sell a
let of postage stamps at a price less than
par value. Special Officer Barrett, who
is a detective in the employ of the post pest
office department, had Middiewoed
arrested in Columbia, and he im
mediately telegraphed te Captain
Sprecher, of this city. Mr. Sprechcr
went te Columbia yesterday afternoon and
took Middiewoed in charge. The prisoner
was brought te this city last evening and
placed in the lockup, and this morning he
was taken te Philadelphia by Captain
Frem and after te-morrow, July 1st, the
jewelers of this city have agreed te close
their stores every evening except Saturday
at C o'clock. This arrangement te con
tinue until the 1st of September.
Messrs. Givler, Bewers & Hurst also
announce their' intention of closing their
dry goods store every evening at 7 o'clock
during the heated term except Saturdays.
Dr. 11. E. Key ler and brother, J. B. Key
ler, of Colerain township, this county,
started yesterday for an extended trip.
They go te Council Blufis, Iowa, and after
a sojourn of about two weeks they will
visit Omaha, Wyoming, Colerado and
ether states and territories.
According te the report of Levi B. Kirk,
oensns pmimpntnr nf T?ii1tnn tnnniliin
that district has a population of 1,883, 1
showing a decrease of 3 since 1870. it.
Further Cauus Notes.
The enumerators of the several districts
of this county continue te file their returns
in the office of the prothenotary. We add
te the districts heretofore published the
Conestoga township returns 2,346; in
Denegal, West, returns 1,272 ; in 1870
the number was 1,269, including Newville,
which was thena separate census district.
Denegal, East, returns 3,373 against
3,254 in 1870 ; increase 319.
Elizabcthtewn borough 978. against 838
in iiU increase 1-0.
Eden township 1,233 ; in 1870 it was
1,075, making the increase 178.
Hempfield East, consolidated, foots up
3,184 ; in 1870 it was 2,602, the increase
Earl East foots up 3,024 ; in 1870 it was
2,310, showing an increase of 714. While
several townships show a larger j.opu!atien
than East Earl, no single census district
in the county has se large a population.
Anether fact worth mentioning in connec
tion with the enumeration is that Geerge
Dutchman, who made it, took the census
of the same district in I860.
Washington borough returns a popula
tion of 696. In 1870 it was 673.
Strasburg borough went back a little.
In 1870 the population was 1,008 ; in 1880.
Manheim township consolidated returns
2,917 inhabitants. In 1870 the number was
2.603 increase 314.
Manheim borough returns 1,666. In
1870, it was only 1,122, the increase being
Martic returns 1,981 : In 1870 the re
turn was 1,926 increase. 53.
Presentation te Mr. Gates.
On Monday afternoon the pupils of the
first class of Mr. Gates's secondary school,
who have just been transferred te the
high school, surprised their late teacher
by visiting him in a body at his residence
en West Chestnut street, where one of
their number, Master Charlie D. Myers,
in a few fitting remarks, presented him
with a handsome silver ice pitcher as a
token of the esteem and regard te which he
is held by his late pupils. Though "taken
unawares," the learned pedagogue suc
ceeded in expressing his thanks for the
beautiful gift and returned the boys'
compliment by inviting them all te
visit him last night, a call which it
is perhaps unnecessary te state, was
cheerfully heeded, and last night Mr.
Gates entertained them in handsome
style. The evening was pleasantly spent
in story-telling, jokes, anecdotes and
music, and last, but by no m'eans least,
a royal collation te which the fullest meed
of justice was rendered by the hungry
school-boys. The occasion will long be
remembered by all who participated as a
thoroughly enjoyable one.
A .Mean Trick.
Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'eleck a
beautiful Italian greyhound and a hand
some black and tan terrier, both line thor
oughbred animals belonging te Captain
II. H. Power, of the City hotel, suddenly
sickened from some cause at the time un
known, and died within half an hour. The
peculiar circumstances at once aroused
suspicion that they had been poisoned, aud
a pest mortem examination revealed that
such had been the case. Se:no mean and
cowardly enemy of the owner had
doubtless administered the deadly drug te
gratify personal spite ; as both dogs se
far from being ugly or vicieii' were per
fectly gentle aud harmless creatures, and
great favorites with the habitues of the
hotel. Quick and severe justice should be
the deserts of the perpetrator of se das
tardly a deed, for information leading te
the arrest and conviction of whom Capt.
Power otters a reward of $30. "Prince"
and "Bye" will be sadly missed around
the City hotel.
A Tough Turkey Story.
The Harrisburg Telegraph of List even
ing contains the following : " When the
fast line en the Pennsylvania railroad
reached Philadelphia at 7:40 yesterday
morning Engineer Christ. Hoffmaster
called the attention of the depot employees
te a large turkey sitting en the cow catch
er of his engine, apparently as contented
as if en the roost. Christ, said he had
caught the turkey at Gordonville, Lan
caster county, and had been watching it
all the way down te Philadelphia. Hew
the bird preserved its balance, considering
the rate of speed at which the fast line
flies along is a mystery. The engineer
took charge of his turkeyship, and there's
a fair prospect of a roast at his house."
The Republican politicians are net yet
done quarreling ever the result of the pri
mary election. Late yesterday afternoon
seme of them met at Weehrle's saloon, and
for a time it looked as though there might
be a general fight. Terrible threats were
made aud it is alleged that one of the party
drew a pistol. The upshot of the matter
was that Jehn W. Mentzer made complaint
against Wm. Leenard for surety of the
peace and drunken and disorderly conduct.
Leenard, accompanied by some friends,ap
peared before Alderman Barr this morning
te enter bail, and se boisterous were one
or two of them that the alderman hail te
threaten te lock them up before anything
like order could be restored.
A Trusty Herse.
The horse hitched te Wm. Blickcnder
fer's wagon, tied in front of Heffmercr's
furniture store this morning, slipped his
bridle and had every chance for a first
class runaway ; but being mere considerate
for his owner's property than for the re
porter hunting an item, he allowed some
one te held him by the head air.l mane
until the harness was readjusted.
Herse and Wagen Stelen.
A black horse and heavy spiing wagon
(owner's name net given) was stolen from
Harrisburg night before last. The horse
is a heavy one and branded "S. T." under
the mane. Detectives Reat and Andersen,
of Harrisburg, have notified our chief of
police that a reward of $150 will be paid
for the recovery of the stolen property.
Admitted te Hall.
Wm. Watsen, colored, who was com
mitted te prison about six weeks age, te
answer at court for the larceny of chickens,
bags, blankets and a few ether articles,
the property of persons residing in East
Earl and vicinity, was released en bail this
morning, Henry Green, colored, becoming
his surety in the sum of $500.
Samuel Weitzel, an employee of the
Penn iron works, had his feet injured this
morning by having a car wheel run ever
A VICTIM OF THE WRECK.
Ber. Dr. J. W. lliller Lest en the Seawan
haka. Telegrams received by relatives residing
iu this city confirm the truth of newspaper
reports the Rev. Jacob William Diller, D.
D., rector of St. Luke's Protestant Episco
pal church, Brooklyn, was one of the vic vic
tiens of the wreck of the steamer Seawan
haka burnt off College Peiut,East river, en
Monday afternoon, of which particulars
have been heretofore published. One of
the dispatchs announces that the body of
Rev. Dr. Diller has been recovered, and
that the funeral will probably take place
Rev. Dr. Diller was a native of this
county, a son of Geerge Diller, and
brother te Geerge, Samuel and Isaac Dil
ler, our well-known fellow citizens. He
was born in 1810, and was in his 71st year
at the time of the terrible accident result
ing in his death. He spent his early life
in Lancaster, and finished his education at
Flushing, Leng Island, tinder the guidance
of Rev. Dr. Muhlenberg, -a former rector
of St. James, this city. On being elevated
te the priesthood, he held one or two
miner charges, and was then chosen rector
of St. Luke's, Brooklyn, and remained
connected with that church until the time
of his death. A year or two age, en ac
count of failing health, Dr. Diller ten
dered his resignation as rector of St. Luke's.
He was relieved from the active duties of
thu ministry but was continued as rector
emeritus for life, his congregation being
unwilling te have him sever his connection
with the church.
Dr. Diller leaves a family of one son ami
four daughters hijs son being the cele
brated organist of Brooklyn, te whose
wonderful performance hundreds of Lan
castcriaus have se often listened with de
light. Twe of Dr. Diller's daughters are
married and two are single. One of them.
Miss Lillie, was en the steamer with her
father at the time it was burned. A tele
gram states that she is very severely burn
ed, but whether dangerously' or net is net
Details or Dr. Diller's Death and Ills Dauuli
ter's Heieic Devotion.
The New Yerk Sun of this morning
prints the following harrowing details of
Dr. Diller's tragic death, aud of the superb
heroism of his daughter in a fruitless at
tempt te save his life : " Before the lire
broke out two striking figures had attract
ed the attention of many passcugeis. One
was a venerable man of 70, silvcr-haiied.
pertly, with gray whiskers, and a g.nnl g.nnl
humered, pleasant face. Although ln
weighed full 300 pounds, lie was feeble,
and the object of affectionate attention tV mi
the lady who accompanied him. The man
was the Rev. Dr. Jacob William Diller,
rector emeritus of St. Luke's Episcopal
church, Clinten avenue, Brooklyn. The
lady was his daughter. Miss Lillie Diller.
Even while the ether passengers weie in
intense alarm for their own safety, their
attention was riveted by the devetedupss
of the brave woman, whom net even the
flames could drive from the pest of filial
duty. Dr. Diller had been for some time
suffering from softening of the brain, and
the whirl of excitement en the beat seemed
te have dazed him. Although Mi-s Diller
had placed a life preserver about him. he
clung with frantic grasp te one of
the pests, and his daughter's entreaties
could net move him. With eyes fixed in
almost vacantstare upon the terrible scene,
and regardless of the fact that the flames
were creeping towards him, he hugged his
support. Gradually all in the vicinity had
fled te some nlace of safety and the two
were left alone near the cracking timber,
new enveloped in the smoke and hid from
view, and new set out in strong relief by
the background of fire. The sparks began
te fall near them, and again and again Miss
Diller entreated her father te leave the
spot. ' Save my father ! Save him ! Oh,
save him !' she cried. Persons in the
water called te her te leap and save he
self. Finally the flames enveloped the un
fortunate pair, and it was only then,
when her father's hair anil clothes wci e
burning aud her own dress had taken tire,
that she gave an embrace and a parting
kiss te her father, and with ' Goed-hy "
upon her lips, fell senseless into the water.
Among these who witnessed the dreadful
scene was Mr. Mitchell Coeke, of 58
Broadway. He had been among thei-e
who urged Miss Diller te jump into the
water, and as he was an expert swimmer,
and had two life preservers, he was ready
te render her assistance. As she rose te
the surface he grasped her streaming hair,
and bore her te the shore at the moment
when the fierce flames had overtaken her
father. Despite her heroic efforts te save
him, the fire seen hid him fiem the view
of the spectators. Miss Diller did net see
him die. She was taken te Randall's
island where she was found te be tempor
arily, if net permanently, blinded by the
heat. Her face and neck were severely
burned, but her life will be saved.
"Jacob William Diller, D. D., was born
in Lancaster, Pa., seventy years age.
He was associated with the Rev. Dr. Muh
lenberg for many years, and acted as tutor
of mathematics under him. Over forty
years age he was ordained a deacon, and
was associated in the ministry with Dr.
Jehnsen of St. Jehn's church, Brooklyn.
He was for q or six years rector of a
church in the diocese of Vermont. About
thirty years age he was chosen lector of
St. Luke's church, Clinten avenue, Biook Bieok Bioek
lyn, and has been in charge of that parish
ever since. He had a wife and five chil
dren. Twe of his daughters are man it d
and one son is organist of Grace chinch.
"Dr. Diller's connection with St. Luke's
was a happy one, and he was beloved by
all his parishioners. He bore the reputa
tien of a self-sacrificing, earnest man. He
had been known te take off his coat and
give it te a stranger.Recently his congrega
tion found that he was tee feeble te go en
with his duties, and procured for him an
assistant, the Rev. J. XV. Sparks. A few
months age he was made rector emeritus.
He lived for many years in a quaint old
house at 515 Vanderbilt avenue, near Ful
ton avenue, but had net amassed much
property. Last Easter he put an offering
of $5,000 en the altar te aid in extinguish
ing the church debt, but the money w;is
furnished by a loving parishioner, who
modestly chose that method of making his.
"When Bishep Littlejohn was elected, Dr.
Diller was a prominent candidate for the
bishopric. He was also spoken of at one
time for the bishopric of a Western dio
cese. He was one of the erg tnizers of the
St. Jehn's church Charity Foundation,
and made many personal friends. His
house, and that of Dr. Van De Water, were
thronged with inquirers yesterday."