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LANCASTER DAiLt lNTJ&LlGENCKtt THURSDAY, JCLY 1. 1880.
THUBSDAT EVENING. JUIjY 1, 1880.
GEN. WINFIELD S. HANCOCK,
FOB. VICE PRESIDENT :
HON. WILLIAM H. ENGLISH,
The great principles of Americas-lib
erty are still Ike lawfal laheritaBce of
this people, aaa erer samiM be. Tke
right f trial by jary, the habeas cerpas,
the liberty ef the press, the freedom of
speech, the aataral rights or persons and
the rights af property mast be presenred.
YYLNFIELD S. HaKCOCK, .
Maj. Gen.Cemd'gOept. La. and Texas.
A Bad Begiaaing.
When the-editor of the Philadelphia
Telegraph undertakes te criticise public
men he should learn something about
them before he begins. The long article
in his issue of June 26th entitled "Judge
Black and General Hancock," contains
only a casual word of truth here and
there. It is difficult te tell whether the
trash was written in malice or in mere
ignorance. In either case it deserves but
the contempt of decent people as the be
ginning of the Republican campaign of
slander against one of the first and great
est soldiers of the republic. The point of
the tirade is that Gen. Hancock has here
tofore taken the advice of lawyers and
statesmen in the discharge of his public
duties and will probably de se again.
This is a grave offense and the Democrats
will And it hard te bear up against se
terrible an accusation !
If, however, the Telegraph would lie
with less freedom it might fellow its
bent with mere safety. It calmly insin
uates, for instance, that Judge Black
was the author of Gen. Hancock's cele
brated " order Ne. 40." We are able te
state en perfect authority that Judge
Black never saw that order until it was
published. He did, however, appreciate
its inestimable value, and he has, as the
Telegraph says truthfully, for once
leen guilty of " taking an interest " in
the great soldier who promulgated it,
from that day te this.
The Telegraph feels that in abusing
Judge Black it is abusing Gen. Hancock.
Among ether things, equally false and
equally silly, it says :
When the country was stirred by the
publication, at the close of the war, el tke
secret history of Buchanan's administra
tion, in which the perfidy and cowardice of
the last and worst of the Democratic pres
idents were laid bare, Judge Black threw
his sandy wig into the arena, and " went
for" the whitened and flowing locks of the
late venerable head of the navy depart
ment, the Hen. Gideon Welles, in a way
terrible te beheld. His incisive English,
caustic sarcasm, and bitter arraignment,
te day stand unequalcd in our periodical
literature. The most brilliant intellect
cannot alter the crushing facts of history,
however ; otherwise James Buchanan
would have been fully vindicated.
Then when that storm of scandal swept
through the land, making sorry work of
scores of brilliant reputations and knock
ing from their pedestals many public idols,
this valiant knight and friend of the fallen,
with true cliivalric nobility, rushed te the
front. His special favorite was Mr. Blaine
whom he gave a most thorough white
washing, and afterwards a substantial coat
of varnish, that wears splendidly, in the
And new Judge Black turns up, just in
the nick of time, although three thousand
miles from his native laud, as the sponsor,
originator, and patentee of the Hancock
There are in this extract a few trifling
inaccuracies, which the Telegraph may
feel inclined te mend. Judge Black,
te begin with, never had any controversy
with Gideon Welles en any subject, and
. never wrote a public letter te him or
about him. He never gave Mr. Blaine a
coat of white-wash, nor a coat of varnish.
He said simply nothing about him one
way or the ether. In the Credit Mebilicr
affair, te which the Telegraph alludes,
Mr. Blaine steed in no need of the kind
offices of the counsel for McComb
through whose suit the exposure was
effected ; since there was no word of
testimony produced against him. Gen.
Garfield was the unfortunate in that
case, lie appealed te Judge Black's pri
vate friendship for "a coat of white
wash," and get a letter which recites
merely his own cenfessiMi of the facts as
charged by Ames ; and showed conclu
sively that Garfield, when he subsequent
ly denied the same facts under oath, de
liberately peijured himself. The Tele
graph will perceive that it has made a se
rious blunder. It was net Blaine but Gar
field who get the wash that wouldn't
And as te Judge Black as " originator,
sponsor and patentee of the Hancock
boom," if any claim has been made en
his behalf, it was made by Governer Til
den, who gave out a private letter from
Judge Black, written in the ether hemi
sphere weeks before there teas a Hancock
boom, when Mr. Tilden was himself the
most conspicuous candidate, and when
men who thought mere of their own in
terests than of the country's, held both
their tongues and their pens.
The Telegraph has heretofore been
considered a passably respectable sheet,
and its editor was supposed te be a gen
tleman. We trust that he has net
Anally determined te part company with
his fair reputation ; although this coarse
assault, devoid of truth, made at the
same time upon the well-earned reputa
tions of the mestdistinguished soldier
and the most distinguished civilian of
his own state, leeks very much like it.
Jehn W. Ferney, in this week's Pro
gress, has an elaborate article en General
Hancock, detailing his service te the
country at Gettysburg, when, as he said
in the daily Press at the time, " it was
General Hancock, a Fennsylvanian, who
se nobly bore the brunt of the battle en
Cemetery Hill." Cel. Ferney declares
that " all of us in Philadelphia ewe a
debt that he made for us, and which, if
he lived a thousand years we could net
repay. I accept the responsibility ;" and
declares that " Hancock will be elected
by the votes of many thousands of Re
publicans like myself." Thecolenel
does net intend that there shall be any
half way business about his support of
the Democratic nominee ; his coat is off
and he is in the thickest of the fray with
.enthusiasm and energy.;
Chairman Dill has appointed Hen.
William McClelland, of Pittsburgh, as
secretary of the state committee, and
will place him in charge of the head
quarters which will be at once established
in Philadelphia. Mr. McClelland is well
known te the Democracy of the state
from his service te it in the position of
chairman of the state committee. He is
well acquainted with the business of the
committee, and in every way qualified te
relieve Mr. Dill of a great deal of labor
connected with the detail of the business
of the campaign, leaving him free te at
tend te its general conduct. The chair
man will be responsible for all that is
done, and nothing of importance will be
done without his knowledge and direc
tion. Mr. Dill has also appointed Genera1
Mulhelland as one of the secretaries of
the committee, te take charge of the sol
dier element of the vote, which also is an
Senater Cameren finds himself phy
sically unfit te assume the charge of the
Garfield campaign. Probably Mr. Cam Cam
eeon tells a part of the truth ; if he told
it all it would certainly appear that his
mental rather than his bodily con
dition bids him refrain from continuing
in the highly honorable and responsible
position which he was lately se eager te
grasp. Mr. Cameren does net see a fair
prospect of electing Mr. Garfield ; nor
does he have any confidence that it would
be a geed thing for him if he was elected
If you say this is net-a fine day July.
The Democratic candidate for president
was chief of soldiers while the Republican
candidate was the chief of staff.
The late millers' international exhibi
tien in Cincinnati shows up at its cenclu
sien with a deficiency of $20,000, te meet
which an assessment of 33 per cent, has
been levied en the guarantors.
That was a pleasant family reunion at
Gramcrey Park yesterday Tilden, Han
cock, Wallace and Watterson. "Should
auld acquaintance be forget ?" was the song
that was sung there as in Cincinnati.
The Norristown Herald says a New
Yerk man was challenged te fight a duel
the ether day, and, being at liberty te
cheese his own weapons, proposed a trip
te Bosten en a Sound steamer. The chal
lenger backed out.
Ix Georgia among the colored people
there exists great enthusiasm for Hancock.
A despatch from Atlanta te the Cincinnati
Commercial Republican newspaper, states
that campaign clubs composed of colored
men arc being formed all ever the state.
As seen as the war ended Hancock " the
soldier," declared that the military must
be kept in subordination te the civil au
thorities. Garfield "the statesman," for
fifteen years after the war ended did all he
could te fasten upon the necks of a free
a people government of scalawags and car
pet-baggers upheld by as villainous a mili
tary depetism as ever disgraced the world
The internal revenue receipts for the
fiscal year which ended yesterday were
$123,023,251, and the customs receipts
S183.108.G11. This is an increase en the
receipts of last year of $10,061,640 from in
tcrual revenue, and $47,838,503 from cus
toms. The close of the fiscal year leaves
an unexpended balance of $2,461,188 in
the appropriation for the navy depart
The ether night during a scuffle in Pe
trelia, one of the combatants drew a knife
and plunged it into the region where the
ether's heart was presumed te be located
The weapon pierced fourteen leaves of a
bank book that reposed in the inside breast
pocket of the assaulted individual, and it
was only this fortunate circumstance that
saved his life. Meral : Always have a
Honeks are being heaped en Edgar A.
Pee new that he is dead, his genius appre
ciated and his faults forgotten. As has
been stated, it is proposed te erect a
statue te Pee in the Central park at .New
Yerk, and en Monday afternoon a dramat
ic and musical entertainment was given at
the new Madisen Square theatre in that
city in aid of the Pee statue fund. Quite
a number of eminent musical and dramat
ic artists assisted at the performances.
That was a neat sentiment Coleuel Bo Be
dine, captain of the American rifle team
get off en the occasion of the late inter
national sheet at Dollymount. Alluding
te the successive defeats the Irish team
have sustained at the hands of their Amer
ican competitors, after extremely close
contests. Colonel Bodine said that
as an individual rifleman he regretted
the defeat of his Irish friends, but as cap
tain of the American team he was proud of
the victory of his countrymen.
Raum must go. The fraudulent secre
tary of the treasury is se horrified by the
recent activity of the commissioner of in
ternal revenue at Springfield and Chicago,
which he characterizes as an indignity te
Mr. Hayes, that he feels compelled te is
sue the necessary walking papers te that
official, and it will net be long probably
before the country is afforded another edi
fying spectacle of the beautiful working
of civil service reform in this great and
Enceckaged, doubtless, by the reward of
Heward, who, for writing a romance call
ed the life of Hayes was appointed by the
grateful subject te the important and lucra
tive pest of appraiser of the pert of New
Yerk, sundry persons have started in te
write a sketch of Garfield for the purposes
of the campaign. Each will endeavor te
outdo the ether in the judicious use of lau
datory adjectives, and the work of the suc
cessful man will be duly appreciated cer
tainly at Menter, Ohie.
One of the summer fashions is a new
laugh which gees like this : " Te-he, te-he !
Ha, ha, ha ! Oh-h-h-h ha, ha, ha !" The
directions are as fellows : "A low and sly
beginning is made with the te-he,' as
though mirth was struggling inside te
break out through maidenly reserve, and
the mouth is kept tight closed, while the
eyes are upeueu wiuc, uiiu giviug au c.-
pressien of mingled demurencss and mis-I
chieveusness. Then fellows the 'Ha-ha-
j sj 4.1..... :: ..
ha !' higher and louder, with a parting of
the lips te show the teeth, if they be white
and regular. The ' Oh-h-h ' comes next in
a tone of surprise, reproof, or artless gay
ety, according te the nature of the thing
laughed at, and the voice rises into a pretty
little scream. The ensuing pause covers a
sudden sense of the impropriety of mak
ing se much noise, the eyes are cast down
and a blush can in most instances be pre.
duced by holding the breath, with the
lungs very fully inflated. The final 'Ha-ha-ha
' is given as a crescendo, spiritedly,
and without any show of restraint, like the
eutbursting hilarity of an unconventional'
milkmaid. This novelty in laughs is heard
everywhere in the metropolis, and is sure
te become popular at the summer resorts.
With a little alteration it can be made te
fit any mouth."
Mr. Geerge Washington is exhibiting
a panorama in Paris.
Gen. Hancock was the best artillery
shot in the army.
The fashionable age in Londen just new
is from twenty-four te thirty. Sweet sev
enteen is out of the running.
tThe degree of Docter of Laws was
yesterday conferred by Lafayette college en
Hen. Jehn Tuunkey, of the state supreme
In the alumni day exercises at Yale yes
terday addresses were made by Mr. Hayes,
Mr. Evarts, Mr. Pierrepont and ethers.
Harvard university also celebrated com
Before Jee Jeffersen started off en
his fishing excursion he went before a jus
tice of the peace and took a solemn oath
that he would net lie about the number
or size of the fish he might hook.
There are new three Hebrews in Con
gress Messrs. Jonas, Merse and Einstein.
In the Heuse-there are six German repre
sentatives, among whom are Heilman, of
Indiana ; Peehler, of Minnesota ; Muller,
of New Yerk, and Duester, of Wisconsin.
Mr. Gladstone's eldest brother, Sir
Themas Gladstone, though in his seven,
ty-sixth year, is hale and vigorous. He is
Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, re
siding at the family scat at Fasquc, and is
a strong Tery, having never followed his
brother in any of his changes of opinion.
Lady Anne Isauella Blunt, grand
daughter of Lord Byren, and sister of
Baren Wentworth. has just been con
verted te Catholicism. Should Baren
Wentworth net marry, the barony will
pass te Lady Anne in case she survives
When King Geehge appeared at the
city banquet in Londen the ether day, an
unhappy alderman became somewhat be
wildered upon hearing his majesty ad
dressed as King of the Hellenes. The alder
manic nose was uplifted, and a contemp
tuous sniff was heard. -'I thought the
King of Greece wasceming, " said the dis
trusted citv man. " Who's this kinjr of
the Ellens? a place no one ever heard
THK STATE COMMITTEE.
The Keystone Democracy in Line.
The Democratic state committee met for
organization en Wednesday, June 30, at
Harrisburg, and was called te order by the
Chairman, Hen.A. II. Dill ; A. J. Hughes,
of McKean and A. J. Steinman, of Lan
caster, acting as temporary secretaries.
The following were present: Jno. W.
Gallagher, Martiu Killacky, James Gay
Gorden (substituted), Jas. Shaunce, jr.,
Gee. M. Kelly, Edward Neeland (substi
tuted), J. J. McDevit, Chas. L. Turpe, II.
C. G. Reber, Albert Kneale, A. J. Stein
man (substituted), M. S. Moere, J. F.
Klugli, C. J. Erdman, B. M. Strouse, R.
P. Mickey, J. J. O'Beyle, A. G. Broad Bread
head, Wm. M. Piatt, A. J. Hughes, D.
II. Brown, E. H. Gerry. J. P. Coolihan
(substituted), E. P. Titzel, S. C. Wagner,
T. H. Greevy, Jehn A. Wishart, Gee. W.
Means, W. J. K. Kline. Chas. B. Hurst,
Jehn W. Walker, James II. Caldwell,
Substitutes for the regular members ap
peared from several of the districts and
Mr. Greevy moved that all such substitutes
be admitted te the committee. Mr. Stein
man suggested that the rule was that the
substitutes live in the district they seek te
represent and offered this amendment te
the motion, which was accepted, and the
motion was adopted after further amend
ment suggested by Mr. Pratt that the sub
stitutes be only for the present meeting.
On motion of Mr. Hurst the chairman of
the committee was authorized te appoint
secretaries and assistants. The chairman
was also authorized te act as treasurer and
te appoint a finance committee.
On motion of A. J. Steinman of Lancas
it was resolved "that in the judgment of
the Democratic committee of the state of
Pennsylvania the vote of the state will be
cast for Winfield Scott Hancock for Presi
dent, a son of our own soil and a man
whose character and career have wen for
him the applause of every citizen of the
state. Te this end the state committee
claim the earnest labor of every Democrat
in the state, that the glorious result,
easily within our reach, may be surely at
tained, and that every Pennsylvania Dem
ocrat may have a share in the credit of the
The following resolution was also adopt
"Resolved, That the difficulties in the
county of Lackawanna and in the Eleventh
and Twelfth congressional districts be re
ferred te the committee of six appointed
by the last Democratic state convention for
The most encouraging reports were pre
sented from all the districts showing the
favor with which the Cincinnati nomina
tion has been received, and the general
feeling was that the state would surely be
for the ticket with a proper effort te poll
its vote. Many Republicans were report
ed te have declared themselves for Han
cock. Mr. Dill is the right man in the
place of chairman, and upon his intelligent
and zealous efforts the party may safely
rely. He declared te the committeemen
that he did net intend that their places
should be as ornamental as they
have heretofore been, but that he would
keep himself in correspondence with them
and regard them as the instruments te see
that the work was done and his orders car
ried out in the districts.
HANCOCK AND TILDEN.
The General Calls la Gramercy Park and Is
General Hancock having expressed a de
sire te call informally upon Governer Til
den, the general met Senater Wallace, of
Pennsylvania ; General Franklin, of Con
necticut, and Mr. Henry Watterson of Ken
tucky, yesterday at the Gilsey house by
appointment, whence the party repaired te
the well-known mansion in Gramercy park
were received and entertained by Gov Gov
ereor Tilden with cordial hospitality.
Hancock and Tilden had a protracted and
agreeable interview and in taking his
leave Gen. Hancock accepted an invitation
te pay an early visit te Greystone. The I
feeling between the two is representea te
be exceedingly cordial. Ne one was pre
sent except the gentlemen named, and the
intercourse was unceremonious and unrestrained.
Wbat Mr. Dana aad Geaeral Barlew Say.
Mr. S.L.M. Barlew's escape from drown
ing was very narrow indeed. He is a part
owner of the Seawanhaka, and as be is in
the habit of making daily trips between
New Yerk and his charming summer resi
dence at Glen Cove, be had fitted up for
the use of himself and his family a large
room en the saloon deck en the pert side
and just aft of the paddle box. Mr.
Charles A. Dana has a similar room
opposite en the starboard side. Monday
evening after leaving New Yerk Mr.
Dana and some ether gent'emen were sit
ting with Mr. Barlew in his room when a
sudden dull explosion occurred which
immediately preceded the breaking out of
the flames. Mr. Dana is a bold swimmer,
and be bad taken time te secure a life pre
server, and as the beat neared the sunken
meadows jumped into neared the sunken
meadows jumped into the water and
swam safely ashore. Mr. Barlew
with characteristic coolness took time
te leek about him, and give such assist
ance as was possible te these near him be
fore finally jumping into the water. He
is net an expert swimmer, but he was
driven by the heat heat into the water just
a beat s length perhaps before the bow et
the steamer touched land. He jumped
from the guard in the after part of the beat
and sank, of course. As he arose te the
surface he struck out for the shore, when
suddenly he was forced down under the
water again, a woman having jumped liem
the deck of the steamer directly upon his
back. By this time he was quite exhaust
ed by his struggles in the water, and
his strength failing him he sank for a
third time below the surface. During all
this time Mr. Barlew says he perfectly re
tained consciousness of his situation and
of the great danger he was in, but he
could net repress a humorous feeling that
it was a ridiculous situation te be
drowning within sight of the city's walls.
He was however discovered by some
friends en shore, who recognizing at
once in what danger he was of drown
ing, managed te reach him with a beat
and safely te land mm en tue sunken
meadows. By a sailboat Mr. Barlew cross
ed te Randall's Island, and seen was able
come ever te New Yerk. He went yester
day te Judge Shipmau s house, at Asteria,
but he will be unable, en account of ihe
shock, te come te the city ler several
Mr. Dana said yesterday te a reporter
that many lives were lest solely because
people lest their wits. These, he said,
who had presence of mind enough te get
I lie-preservers and te jump into the water
right side up, were saved. There was an
abundance of life-preservers. Seme pee
ple jumped off forward and were
drawn in under the wheel, and
were killed in the water even before
they could drown. Mr. Dana said that he
saw one man, tee terrified te jump into
the water, stand at the guard until he was
burned te a great, unrecognizable cinder.
Mr. Dana swam away from the beat at first
for fear of an explosion, and then turned
toward the meadows, swimming altogether
about 125 feet. Mr. Benjamin W. Hitch
cock, who was with Mr. Dana, swam di
rectly ashore a distance of net ever fifty
feet. The meadows at this time, said 3Ir.
Dana, were entirely submerged, only the
tops of the long grass showing in the high
HANCOCK AND Mils. SUKRATT.
What Counsel for the Defense Says or the
General's Sympathy and Position en the
Occasion et the Execution
Mr. Jehn W. Clampitt, the only surviv
ing counsel for Mrs. Surratt, having his
attention called yesterday te an interview
with Mr. and Mrs. Tenry, of Baltimore,
in which Mr. Tenry is reported as having
said that "the statements of Mr. Clampitt,
Bishop Kcane and Father Walter that
General Hancock had greater sympathyfer
the unfortunate woman (Mrs. Surratt)and
waited until the last moment, hoping for a
reprieve, is worse than nensence" which
interview had since been pronounced by
Prof. Tenry te be a bald forgery,said te a
Herald correspondent that neither Annie
Surratt, who is new Mrs. Tenry, nor Mr.
Tenry, was present at his iutervicw with
Gen. Hancock, just previous te the execu
tion of Mrs. Surratt. At the time of the
execution she (Annie) was in a room en
the second fleer of the arsenal. Her mother
was, just previous te the execution, in
a cell en the ground fleer, and neither
Annie nor Mr. Tenry was present when the
counsel parted with Mrs. Surratt and said
geed-by for the last time. Ne one was
there but Fathers Walter and Wigett. Mr.
Clampitt, after leaving Mrs. Surratt, went
toward the east deer of the arsenal and
there met General Hancock, who had just
arrived, and had the following conversation
with him :
"General, did you come direct from the
General Hancock replied that he "was
Mr. Clampitt then asked him if there was
any hope, te which the general replied
in a very sorrowful manner, "I fear net,"
and then, in an impressive tone, he con
"I have fought all through this war and
I have fought through it conscientiously.
I have been in the very front of the battle
and amid the fires of hell itself, and I say
te you that I would rather stand te-day
amid its consuming flames than te stand
here te order the execution of this woman.
But I am a soldier ; I have been ordered
as the chief in command of this depart
ment te see that these parties are ex
ecuted, and as a soldier I must obey."
Hancock at Sunday Scheel.
A Norristown reporter has hunted up
General Hancock's Sunday school teacher,
one Geerge White who say that Winfield
and his twin brother Hillary attended the
Sunday school connected withe the Baptist
church in Norristown, when they were
eleven or twelve years old. Their father, Mr.
B. F. Hancock, was supeintendent of the
school. Mr. White says : " Winfield and
his brother were very nice, genteel boys
and quick te learn. In fact they were bet
ter posted in education than I was. Sunday
schools, you knew, were run a little dif
ferent then from what they are new,
and the old plan was net a bad one
for testing the memory of a boy
or girl. We had no lessen papers
issued te all the school every six
months. It was all plain reading out of
the Bible. There were blue tickets and
red tickets given out te the scholars.
When one of them learned a certain num
ber of verses he get a blue ticket, and
when he get a certain number of blue
tickets he get a red ticket. Then at
stated times books were given te these
who had the most red tickets and the
highest number of tickets drew the most
valuable book. Little Testaments were
considered the leading book, and the boy
or girl who had the most red tickets
would geta Testament. All books given out
were founded en the Bible or New Testa
ment and I don't remember any books in
the Sunday school but what contained
light en religious subjects. The Han
cock boys used te learn a great many
verses and Winfield get his full share of
Colfax Certifies te Garfield's Rectitude.
Te justify the law of the eternal fitness
of things, it was only necessary that Schuy
ler Colfax, disgraced and ruined by the
Credit Mebilier exposure and almost for
gotten in the lapse of time, should re-appear
te bear witness te the character of his
fellow criminal, James A. Garfield.
In a letter te the Hareld, Schuyler Col
fax says ; " Of Gen. Garfield's rectitude no
one who knows him can entertain any
This testimony must be gratifying te the
Republicans who are supporting Mr. Gar
field for president.
Schuyler Colfax and James A. Garfield
both took bribe money from OakesAmes,
and both swore in the name of Ged that
they had net received one cent.
But Garfield's case was even worse than
Schuyler Colfax's. Colfax contented him
self with his own perjured denial. Gar
field endeavored te induce Oakes Ames te
commit perjury te screen him Sun
MB. CAMERON DECLINES.
Tour Chairman I Cannet Be.
The following letter is furnished for pub
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.,
June 28, 1880.
L. Montgomery Bend, Esq., Ne. 3315 Wal
nut street, PhiladelpJda :
My Dear Sir I have your letter of the
16th inst. In reply te it I would say that
1 agree fully as te the nature of the com
ing political contest, and, as far as my
health will permit, will de all I can te keep
in power the Republican party ; but,
as te taking the chairmanship of the
national committee, that I cannot de,
for the reason that I am physically
unable te undergo the labors which neces
sarily belong te the position. I found
myself, after the adjournment of Con
gress, very much broken down, and I
was, therefore, compelled te abandon all my
business affairs atheugh they had been
neglected during the entire session of
Congress and come here with the
hope of having my health restored.
I am obliged, under the advice
of my physician, te reamain here for
several weeks. Therefore you see that it
is impossible for me te de as you, as well
as many ether friends, think I ought, dur
ing the coming canvass. Yeu may rest
assured, however, that as seen as I am
well enough I shall give my entire energies
as a member of the committee te the great
work which is new before us. Yours
truly, J. D. Cameren.
Phlhidelphia Telegraph, Rep.
Of all the self-styled and presumptuous
managers who went into the third-term
business, Mr. J. Den Cameren cut the
most inglorious figure at Chicago. In the
beginning of the contest his arrogance was
sublime. He contemptuously swept aside
his opponents, and bid his followers have
no fear. In the heat of battle his sword
was powerless, his tongue paralyzed, his
whole attitude that of a demoralized and
utterly broken leader, who had forfeited
alike the respect of friends and fees. But
as a picture of childish sulkiness he was
immense. His frown was terrible, and he
has net been known te smile since. As a
matter of courtesy, in no sense earned,
however, he was renamed a member of the
national committee. But no one was se
silly as te suggest his re-election te the
position which he had se discreditably
filled. It was universally declared that the
committee must have as chairman a man
and net a mule ; a leader who would go
1'er.vard as the majority should direct, and
net stubbornly and viciously back the ma
chine ever an embankment out of pure cus
sedncss at net having his own way. There
had been enough of the rule-or-ruin policy,
and no mere such disgraceful exhibitions
A Weuderful Cleck.
A wonderful clock, said te be superior
in mechanism and the variety of its per
formances te the famed Strasburg astro
nomical and apostolic clock, has been con
structed at Detroit by Professer Felix
Meiers, a gentleman who has devoted his
entire life te the study of astronomy and
mechanics. It is called the American Na
tional Astronomical clock, and it is prob
ably the most complex and ingenious hero hore horo
legical work that the hand of man has
ever produced. The clock is 18 feet
high, 8 feet wide, and 5 feet deep, and
weighs 4,000 pounds. It is wound once in
12 days, and is run by weights of 700
pounds. It shows the local time in hours,
minutes and seconds, and the time of thir
teen ether cities of the world, among
which are W.ishingten, San Francisce,
Melbourne, Pekin, Caire, Constantinople,
St. Petersburg, Londen, Berlin and Paris.
It alse denotes the movements of
the planets, and measures their
movements by seasons, years and
cycles for 200 years, including leap
years. Concealed in its interior is a music
box which plays when Death strikes each
hour. At the same moment the figure of
Washington, seated in a chair beneath a
canopy, rises te his feet, holding the Dec
laration et Independence in his right hand.
A liveried servant sitting at the right
hand also rises and opens a deer through
which comes all the presidents of the United
States, who march in review before
the effigy of Washington, saluting him
as they pass. The precession disappears
through a deer en the opposite side of the
platform, which is opened and closed by a
servant in gorgeous livery. The likenesses
of these figures include that of Hayes, who
is in the rear, and are said te be excellent.
As seen as the deer is closed the figure of
Washington resumes its chair of state,and
all is quiet till the hammer of Death again
sounds the hour en the gong, when the ex
traordinary scene is repeated. The quarter
hours are struck by an infant, the half
hours by a youth, the three-quarters by a
man. The Seuth church, Bosten, has
offered $45,000 for the clock, the price of
which is $50,000.
Left the Field for Congress.
Among the Republican campaign devices
of 1876 nothing did better service nor was
mere constantly put te use than the ape
cryphal story about Hayes's reply te the
committee of his congressional district
when apprised of his nomination for Con Cen
cress in 1864 and asked te come home and
take the stump.
"Yours received. Thanks. 1 have
ether business just new. Any man who
would leave the army at this time te elec
tieneer for Congress or any ether place
ought te be scalped. Yours,
"R. B. Hayes."
Garfield entered the army in August,
1861. In less than a year he " left the aimy
te electioneer for Congress," he having
been nominated in the Nineteenth Ohie
district. The army record shows that he
was absent "en amount of sickness." But
the newspaper film of the period show that
he was en the stump in the Ashtabula dis
trict uutil after the election in October.
Then he returned te the army only te re
main till the assembling of Congress in
1863, when he resigned for geed.
Werk of the Flames.
Destructive forest fires are reported en
Leng Island, between Farmingdale and
Bridget Monahan died yesterday in Jer
sey City, from the effect of burns received
while lighting a fire with kernsene.
An incendiary fire at Liberty, Sullivan
county, N.Y., yesterday morning, destroy
ed a building containing two stores and the
pest-office. Less, $22,000. Linden Hall,
in Maiden, Mass., was also destroyed by
an incendiary fire yesterday morning. The
Layten house and outbuildings, at Mil
ford, N. J., were destroyed, with then
contents, yesterday morning, by a fire
started by lightning.
A 25,000 barrel tank of oil near the Acme
refinery, at Olean, N. Y., was fired by
lightning last evening. Precautions were
taken te prevent, if possible, the spread
of the flames te surrounding oil property.
The Republicans yesterday reneminated
Charles H. Joyce for congressman from
the First district of Vermont, and Jeseph
Jergensen from the Fourth district of Virginia.
-UA.TMBT mWB BT HAIL.
The census gives Louisville a population
of 126,556, a gain of ever 25 per cent,
Enes Gesser, a flagman en the Hudsen
River railroad, was killed by a train at
Hudsen, N. Y., yesterday.
At Louden, Ont., yesterday, a young
woman, just married, was thrown from
the buggy and killed while riding home
with her husband.
Mrs. Sylvester Chick, believed te be in
sane, drowned her eight-year-old son and
attempted te drown herself at Kennebunk
The deficit of $19,000 in the accounts of
the internal revenue office in Brooklyn, N.
Y.,' was te have been made geed yester
day by the bondsmen.
Jane Wilsen, a clairvoyant, was arrested
in Cincinnati yesterday en the charge of
having caused the death of Jesephine .Wil
liamson, a widow, by malpractice, the day
Thirty-two bodies of victims of the Sea
wanhaka disaster have been recovered,
and all but four identified. Thirty of the
passengers are still missing.
Nine of the eleven iron foundries in the
Hecking and Shawnee districts of Ohie
have stepped "en account of the high price
of mining," and the two still in operation
are expected te step within ten days.
The following are the accounts of Sing
Sing prison for the month of June : Total
earnings, $18,420.13 ; expenditures, $15,
684.97 ; net profits for the month, 2,735.
16. On a plea of burglary in the third de
gree, Jim Elliett, the prize-fighter, and
Geerge Livingston, his accomplice, were
sentenced te state prison for two years
each by Recorder Smyth, of New Yerk,
The state department is officially advised
of the decree issued by the German govern
ment prohibiting it is said for sanitary
reason the importations of all prepara
tions of perk from the United States, ham
and bacon excepted.
The sleep Pinafore, fiem Philadelphia
for Atlantic City, went ashore one mile
north of the Cape May station en Tuesday
night. Her centre beard is broken, and at
last accounts she was in a dangerous posi
tion. A passenger train en the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy railroad, was .thrown
from the track near Meridian, 111., yester
day, and two cars were overturned. Thir
teen persons were injured severely, but
Anten Hen, a German milkman, of
New Yerk, committed suicide yesterday
morning by plunging head first, into the
area of his residence, fracturing his skull.
Intense pain from a chronic disease is the
motive assigned for the act.
Rochester university yesterday morn
ing conferred the degrees of D. D.. en
the Rev. Frederick Trestrail, of Eng
land, and Rev. Rebert S. McArthur, of
New Yerk, and LL. D. en Isaac Sherman,
of New Yerk, and A. W. Teurgrc. of Den
The "Cochrane and Cannen nerds of
snort nerns trem lanaua ' were soul in
Chicago, yesterday, and brought high
prices. The seventh and eighth " Duchess
of Hillhurst" brought $8,000 each, and
the seventh;" Duke of Hillhurst, $3,900.
Forty-three animals were sold ,for $38,525.
General Augur presided ever the War
ren court of inquiry yesterday, in the place
of General Hancock. The court adopted
a resolution putting en record an expres
sion of regret at the general's retirement.
Among the visitors te General Hancock
was Henry Watterson, of the Louisville
Henry McKibben, aged 28, sonefthe
proprietor of the Girard house, Philadel
phia, was found lying in an uim. risible con
dition en the streets of New Yerk last
night. He was at once removed te the
hotel where he was stepping with his wife,
and seen died, as is supposed from the
effects of opium.
The strike en the Second avenue railroad,
New Yerk, is still in progress, though
everything is quiet along the line. A
rumor prevailed during the day that the
drivers en the Third avenue line had joined
the strikers, but this was without founda
tion, though a strike en the latter rend is
A number of empleyes en the &tar'
of the internal revenue office w
yesterday of the revocation fect damage
peintments. These appepal accident is
heretofore been in the hand- the indirect
missiencr of internal revenu,-Vt,.i -. w:ti
steed they will hereafter be , ..Sec
lit the circuit court iat Chicago j'ester
day, Judge Burnham set aside a deed of a
homestead made by D. D. Spencer, ex
president of the State savings bank, te his
wife before marriage. The deed was set
aside te satisfy a judgment against defen
dant and in favor of the depositors, for
;j'J.UUO. The judge held that at the date
of the deed Spencer "owed the bank ever
half a million dollars, and knew that he
was insolvent, and that the deed was made
in view of insolvency te secure te his fam
ly assets which should belong te the depos
itors of the bank."
Morgan R. Wise, representative in Con
gress for the Twenty-first Pennsylvania
district, was reneminated yesterday by the
Democratic conferees of the district in
session at Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia's population asjfinally foot
ed up by the enumerators is 847,542, an
increase 30,104 in the last ten years. Lan
caster has fallen te ninth place in the list
of cities, Erie having overhauled it during
the last decade.
Postmaster Hartranft has net yet re
signed his position te assume that of cellec-
lector of the pert. Under advices from
the authorities at Washington, the duties
of the collector's office are still discharged
bvMr. Tutten. His commission expired
The annual dinner of Mr. Geerge W.
Childste the newsboys of Philadelphia
will be given en July 5, at Belmont man
sion. At its conclusion the boys will be
conducted te the permanent exhibition,
where, after participating in the exercises,
they will be provided with street-car tick
ets. A special meeting of the general council
of the Reformed Episcopal church, held
yesterday in Philadelphia, elected Rev.
Edward, Wilsen, D. D., bishop of the
synod of Canada. Bishop William R.
Nichelson, of Philadelphia ; Revs. J. S.
Harrison, D. D , of Rahway, N. J. ; J. H.
Reynolds, of Baltimore ; J. B. Fitzpatrick,
of Hamilton, Ontario, and ethers, partici
pated in the exercises. The consecration
service will take place this evening.
A Motte ler 1880.
I have no sort of sympathy with the Re
publican party because of that act and be
cause it justified and sustained it. After
such an act I have no desire te sustain the
Republican party in any way. I would
net vote for a party that wpuld carry
through such a fraud. I think Mr. Hayes
was elected by a fraud, and I de net mean
te have it said that at the next election I
had forgotten it. I de net say that Mr.
Hayes committed the fraud, but it was
committed by his party. I have no en
mity te Mr. Hayes, but after the fraud by
which he became president I could net vote
for any person put up en the Republican
side who did net disavow the fraud com
mitted. I would net support any member
of that party who had any sort of mixture
with that fraud. I feel that the counting
out is just as much a fraud new as at the'
time it was perpetrated.
Charles Francis Adaxs.
Evetsts cress the County Line.
A Chester county wife presented her
husband with a pair of twins, a few days
age, and the happy father " mixed these
children" up politically by naming one of
them Hancock and the ether Garfield.
Adam Ehni, baker.ef West Chester, bor
rowed $1,000 or $1,500 en his property yes
terday, and last evening he took his depar
ture en the 9-20 train ever the Pennsylva
nia railroad. Seme of his friends say he
has gene te Germany ; ethers say differ
ently. " Family jars" are said te be the
cause of his sudden departure.
The Chester county commissioners ad
vertise for sealed proposals for the erection
of an inter-county bridge ever Octoraro
creek at Mercer's Ferd, in Sadsbury town
ship, en the line between Lancaster and
Chester counties. Sealed proposals win
be received at the commissioner's office up
te July 26th
Sign en a saloon in Bucks county :
iscream salon cakes
Pretzells & Candy & Cigars Oysters
and lodgings & Horses watered
Constantly en Hand.
3Iiss Susan Phillips, daughter of Adam
Phillips, of New Lebanon township, Leb
anon count, a day or two age fell from
the top of a cherry tree te the ground, a
height of twenty feet, and sustained severe
A Mr. Clingainnn, resides en the Bruner
farm in the eastern part of Carnarvon
township, Berks county, in a house .situ
ated one half in Berks and the ether half
in Chester comity. His bed is no located
that the line passes directly through the
centre of it, se that every night his head
slumbers in Berks while the ether part of
his body rests in Chester county.
Te-day is the sixth annivcisary of the
a'xluctien of Charlie Ress. If living he
is new ten years old.
Colonel Jehn W. Ferney has made a
contract with a publishing house fur a bi
ography of General Hancock, which will
shortly be issued.
The West Chester Democrat says of the
newspapers of that borough : West Ches
ter is famous for its number of newspapers
although very few of the papers are fam
ous for anything but useless gossip and in
famous scurrility. But each of them lias
a little sphere. Even the Republican has a
small field, if only that of accommodating
During a severe thunderstorm which
prevailed en Saturday last in the vicinity
of Phejnixville. Themas R.ulelill and his
daughter were sitting en the perch of their
dwelling, when what appeared te be a hall
of fire descended from the skies, and when
near the ground burst with a loud repmt.
3Ir. Radcliff says the ball descended only
a few feet from where he was sitting, and
gave both him and his daughter a com -plctc
Seventh War.l Club.
The Seventh ward Demecrats'mut at the
house of B. Kuhlman, Rockland street,
last cving, and organized a Hanceek and
English club, by the election of the fel
President Gee. Darmstcttcr.
Vice Presidents B. Kuhlman. Jehn
Landau, Jacob F. Kautz, Jehn Stannn.
Secretary Win. 3IcLaughIin.
Assistant Secretary Chas. B. Fisher.
Treasurer Davis Kitch.
The officers of the battalion arc :
Majer J. II. Deadlier.
Captain Fred. Arneld.
Lieutenants Geerge Kiefler. Jehn
Kirsch, Michael Rciilcy and Lewis Mat
OrieU Satut Jehn Westenberger.
seiia color imr a" prs-
?ic for the ticket.
Black Spats, who will cast
,ar, is being organ-
Lniiinft in New (a tbey Irope8C equip"
luisihb in ew it het for thc enc
A few days age D. K. Burkhelder called
upon Michael Shreincr residing en the
Harrisburg tvrnpikc, a short distance
northwest of this city, and, getting a little
tee close te a vicious deg that was tied in
the yard, was bitten in the thigh by the
brute and had his trousers badly tern.
Mr. Burkhelder returned home, and en the
following morning get up about 3 o'clock
te get a drink of water. In passing
through the kitchen in the dark, he mis
took the cellar deer for the hall deer, jind
plunged head foremost down cellar, break
ing tee or three of his ribs and very badly
spraining his hip and one of his hands.
Held for Aaetaer Hearing.
Gee. W. Middlewoed, the man who was
arrested in Ceiumbia en Tuesday en sus
picion of being a posteffice thief, was be
fore United States Commissioner Gibbens,
in Philadelphia, yesterday and com
mitted for a further hearing en
next Friday. Middlewoed claims te be
salesman for the varnish manufactory of
E. P. Davenport, of St. Leuis, and says
his family lives in Detroit, Mich. He ex
plains his transactions in stamps by saying
that he obtained them in exchange for gov
ernment stamped envelopes, which he
fireman en their Way te Wilmington.
This morning at 9:10 the Friendship fue
company of Harrisburg passed though this
city en the way te Wilmington, Delaware.
They had sixty-five uniformed members
and were accompanied by thc State Capital
band. Before the train arrived the hose
carriage of the Friendship company of this
city was taken te the depot and the bells
were kept ringing until the train left.
Ceal Contract Awarded.
The bids for the furnishing of coal for
use at the city water works were opened
at the mayor's office last night. They
were as fellows, per ten : Henry Baum-
gardner, 13.19 ; James Stewart & Sen,
$3.20. The contract was awarded te Mr.
Jurers te Be Draws.
Te-morrow morning at 9 o'clock Judge
Livingston, Sheriff Strine and Jury Com
missioners Ringwalt and Hartraan will
draw from the jury wheel the names of
persons who will serve en the juries dur
ing the August courts.
On Tuesday night thieves visited the
premises of S. W. Tayler, grocer, of North
Mulberry street, and stele ten chickens.
BelUas Mill Started.
The rolling mill at Rohrerstown, which
has been idle for a couple of months, was
started this morning.