Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, July 07, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster intelligencer.
Everything bat Truthful.
The Cincinnati journals are great news
papers, or would be if they were mere
solicitous te be accurate in the mass of
matter which they furnish daily te their
readers. About the proceedings of the
Democratic convention and the people
whom it gathered in their town they
have said a great deal, but if the people
who liave read it believe it all, they will
believe a great many things that never
happened and have very incorrect ideas
of many that did occur. In a bril
liant account of the Enquirer, for in
stance, of the scene at the nomination of
Hancock, the impression is given that
after the call of the roll en the first bal bal
eot there was a nell-mell haste of all the
delegates te change their vote for Han
cock ; whereas the fact was that until the
vote of Pennsylvania was changed there
was no excitement whatever. Nobody
had any idea that the result was te be
decided en this ballot,en which Hancock
had received a majority of the votes.
But when the chairman of the Pennsyl
vania delegation steed up en a chair
immediately in front of the presiding effi.
cer and declared that the state had deter
mined te accept the choice the conven
tion had made between her two candi
dates, the one a distinguished soldier and
the ether a noted statesman, and new
cast her fifty-eight votes for General
Hancock, it was known that he would
be nominated, and the applause that en.
sued lasted a half an hour before order
could be sufficiently restored te proceed
with the ballet, which was then taken
The Cincinnati Commercial has made
a misstatement concerning Gov. Hen
dricks and Senater McDonald, which
appears te be entirely without founda
tion. It relates a conversation between
the two en the day before the meeting of
the convention, and says that the Indi
ana delegation was se disgusted with
Governer Hendricks for refusing te give
way as a candidate te Senater McDonald
that it was induced te support Mr. Eng
lish for vice president. All this Gov.
Hendricks declares te be a fabrication ;
he had no interview with Senater Mc
Donald and no communication with the
delegation during the time of the con
vention. It does seem as if there ought te be
some way of compelling newspapers te
tell the truth when they say anything
about anybody. It is tee much te ask
them te refrain from statements concern
ing individuals that may be of public in
terest, for it is their vocation te tell the
public all that is new and interesting,
even if it is none of the public's particu
lar business te knew it. But it is net
tee much te ask that when they de tell of
the private acts and speech of individ
uals, they shall be geed enough te get
reasonably close te the truth. The en
terprising newspaper don't always care
te de it. It is tee much trouble and
takes tee much time. It will give the
aggrieved the benefit of a statement in
denial and feel that it has done its whole
duty. A libel suit won't reach the
case because nothing particularly libelous
has been said and no measurable damage
suffered ; and a libel suit at best is a very
unsatisfactory remedy. The cowhide
will hardly de, and the pistol the public
won't endure. There is no redress at all
practicable, and the only possible thing
is te grin and bear your fortune philo
sophically, hardly even caring te deny
the falsehood, since the public would be
apt te doubt you anyhow and lielieve
there "Was considerable smoke under the
fire. Ne doubt many people will be
lieve, in view of the Commercial's state
ment, that there has been some sort of a
row between Gov. Hendricks and Sena Sena
eor McDonald, despite the governor's
emphatic denial.
The Contrast.
The Xeic Era makes a very pointed
comparison between the manner in which
the Philadelphia judges received the no
tice of the improper conduct of the clerks
in the quarter sessions office and that
with which the Lancaster judges heard
of the wrongful behavior of the district
attorney and his assistants. In Phila
delphia the grand jury failed te indict
the sessions officers for offences of which
they admitted themselves guilty. They
acknowledged receiving illegal fees. The
twelve judges consulted ever the matter
and concluded that it was their duty te
demand from the clerk of the sessions,
although he was an elected officer, the
dismissal of his guilty assistants. They
were influential politicians and he was
unwilling te act against them. But the
judges were determined and he was com
pelled te ask for their resignations.
In this case it will be seen that the
judges were without power te act direct
ly against the offenders, and they might
readily have avoided taking action which
would offend the political friends of near
ly all of them. But they felt that it was
their duty te purify the precincts of their
courts, and that it was net seemly te
have violators of the law officiating as
the ministers of justice. The Lancaster
judges de net seem te have had this
feeling, or they had net the boldness and
virtue te manifest it. The act of the
district attorney and his assistants, in
obtaining the release of one of the best
workers in the ward, because of his
value te his party, was as clearly shown
and confessed as it was possible te be.
The offenders were officers of the court,
acting directly under its eye in doing the
wrong, and immediately under its hand
for punishment. That hand was net
raised against them, but it was swiftly
thrust against us when we intimated that
political feeling secured this judicial len
iency. The contrast between the conduct of
the Philadelphia and Lancaster judges
cannot be an agreeable one for the latter
te contemplate. Certainly it is net pleas
ant for their fellow citizens. Ne doubt
it damages the influence of the court in
this community, as its counsel urged be
fore the supreme court. It cannot be
otherwise. The people's geed sense tells
them that the judges here have failed te
defend the integrity of the court when it
was audaciously assailed for political
ends. And when they see the Philadel
phia judges alert te protect and purify
their court they can but the mere surely
condemn the judicial supineness which
has brought contempt en the bench and
bar of Lancaster.
It is said that General Hancock, in
1877, in response te an inquiry from Gen.
Sherman, declared that lie would con
sider it his duty te recognize Mr. Tilden
as president if he was se declared by
Congress. Just what exception can be
taken te this position it is hard te see ;
but it seems that some of the " cheek
iest" of the Republican jouraalsjprepose
te base upon it a charge of disloyalty
against Hancock, holding that the an
nouncement of Vice President Ferry
would have settled .who was the ircsi
dent, and net the declaration or the
Heuse of Representatives. After steal
ing the presidency for Hayes, it is cer
tainly a fearfully brazen thing for any
Republican te charge treason against a
Democrat who believed what everybody
new adinits,that Tilden was elected, and
proposed te stand by the lower house of
Congress if it made such declaration.
That eminent journal of civilization,
farjtcr'a Wed-ly, whose outside editor,
Mr. Nast, seems te be knocked quite out
of time by Hancock's nomination, can
scarcely find breath even en its outside
pages te make vigorous opposition te
him. The inside and outside editors had
hoped te find exercise for their pen and
pencil in a campaign of personal abuse
simihist the Democratic nominees, but
new all their facilities seem te be re
quired te keep up " Garfield's defense."
It was confidently predicted that when
court met this morning a rule would be
entered en Lawyer Jehn B. "Warfel, te
disbar him, because his paper last even
ing said the court took te its besom these
who had prostituted the machinery of
justice here. But no such rule was en
tered en Lawyer Warfel. Judge Living
ston, however, is only waiting te hear
from the supreme court what his rights
Seme of the Republican newspapers
which affect great horror at the prospect
of the Confederate brigadiers getting into
power, have no answer te make te the
startling comparison that, of the two
great opposing corps commanders en the
field of Gettysburg, the rebel Longstreet
has recently been appointed by a Repub
lican administration minister te Turkey,
while the Union General Hancock is the
Democratic candidate for president.
It was, of course, net until after Gen.
Pearson resigned the chairmanship of the
Pittsburgh city Republican executive
committee that the Examiner discovered
him te be the " poltroon of the round
Tiirc Xeir Era has a red in pickle for
Jehn Cessna, but it proposes te keep it
in pickle until the Cameren danger new
threatening Republicanism in Pennsyl
vania be past.
The best that the Examiner can de
for its candidate is te publish
fense " of him.
Tin: geed Richard Smith of the Cincin
nati Gazette, referring te Mr. Dana's nar
row escape en the Seawanhaka, blames
" Satan for neglecting te foreclose ! "
The next "new thing" is likely te be
glass type for newspaper printing ! Exper
iments have just been made in Paris with
glass type, and the result is said te have
been very successful. The type preserves
its cleanness almost indefinitely ; it is said
te wear better than metal, and te maintain
its sharpness of outline longer.
Mn. Tilden seems te feel pretty well
and in no need of the sympathy unani
mously tendered him by the Republican
party. He may net have been the original
Hancock man, but that he likes the nomi
nation is demonstrated te some extent by
a contribution of $100,000 te help the
boom along. It is in the form of a check
payable te the order of AV. II. Barnum.
Times. in Germany seem te have
steadily decreased in number since 1875.
The Munich statistical department has just
made a report which is believed te be fair
ly representative of the state of affairs in
the marriage market throughout the em
pire. In 1873, in Munich, the number of
marriages was 2,318 ; 2.0G7 in 1870, 1,947
in 1877, 1,902 in 1878, and only 1.G21 in
1S79. But these diminishing figures de
net fully represent the rate of decrease,
for the population of the city has been all
the time increasing. In 1875 the propor
tion of marriages te every 1,000 inhabitants
was 12.18, whereas in 1879 it was only
6.99. Seme interesting particulars are
given in the report. Thus, 83 per cent, of
the men married in 1879 had been previous
ly married, and 90 per cent of the women.
The corresponding proportion in 1875 had
been for each sex 93. In 17 per cent of the
marriages the parties belonged te different
Marketing in ancient Reme is a sub
ject of curious study considering the ex
pensive banquets which some of the an
cient epicures spread. Net only Nere,
Vcrus and Heliegabalus lavished from
$240,000 te $400,000 upon a single banquet
but the actor Esopus paid mere than
$4,000 for a single dainty dish of singing
birds te set before a king, and Apicius, the
prince of geed livers, after spending $4,
000,000 upon the pleasures of the table,
took poison because he saw nothing but a
beggarly $400,000 left. Citrus-weed
tables cost $40,000 te $30,000 apiece; and
the elder Pliny says that the philosophical
stoic Seneca had live hundred of them, at
various prices. Perk and net beef was
the favorite meat of the Remans, while
lamb, mutton and veal were net in favor.
Game, poultry and fish were very accept
able, but the old Remans, like the modern
Italians, ate meat sparingly. The profes
sor gives us a price list. Beef per pound,
3 cents ; lamb and fresh perk, 6 cents ;
ham, 10 cents ; river fish, 2 cents ; sea fish,
6 cents ; a pair of quails, 30 cents ; eggs,
6 cents a dozen ; milk, 4 cents a quart ;
salt, 16 cents a peck ; ten te forty apples
or pears, 2 cents ; four pounds large grapes,
2 cents ; green beans and shelled peas, - 2
cents a pint ; oil, 6 te 20 cents, and honey,
4 te 550 cents a pint.
Rev. Barnes Sears, of Staunton, has
died at Saratoga, aged sevcuty-seven years.
Deceased was for many years president of
Brown university, Providence, and was
also prominent in educational matters in
Massachusetts before going te Brewu uni
versity. Saka Bernhardt and a complete com
pany will sail from Havre en the 16th of
October next for New Yerk. She will
make her debut at Beeth's theatre en the
8th of November, in Adrienne Leceucreur.
Jeanne Bernhardt, her sister, is among
the members of the company which is new
forming, and the stage manager will prob
ably be M. Bclvaux, who was Rachel's
stage manager during her American
Miss Maud Banks, the youngest daugh
ter of the general, will shortly sail for
Europe with her mother, with the inten
tion of studying with M. Dclsarte, in Paris.
The young lady has net finally determined
te go upon the stage, but will at any rate
thoroughly prepare herself for the work.
She has already made some progress in
dramatic study. Her elder sister, Miss
Blanche Banks, is te be married next
Princes Victeria, of Schlcswig-Helstein,
who is going te marry the eldest son of
the German crown prince, was carefully
educated by an English woman, and has
traveled much about Europe. Senior in
years and experience te Prince William, the
court gossips have aheady decided who is
likely te be the ruling spirit in the future
Carlyle, like mauy smaller men, has
his "fashions" mornings. One day,
nothing went right, he sent away the het
coffee as net het enough. That which
came back was nearly boiling, but that al
so he ordered away as tee cold. "My
dear," said Mrs. Carlylc, blandly, "what
would you think of holding a red-het cin
der in your mouth, and drinking your cof
fee through that?" At which the seer
collapsed, and took his bitters like a lamb.
Mrs. Carlylc is the heroine of the pretty
verses beginning, " Jenny kiss me when
we met."
The population of Chicago by the com
pleted census is 501,979.
The steamer R. D. Cazenove, with one
hundred Syracuse excursionists, was sunk
iu Cazcnevia Lake yesterday. Ne lives
were lest.
M. J. Deyseu's house, between Sea Plain
and Ocean Beach, was struck by lightning.
Mrs. Deyson was probably fatally injured.
The house began te bum, but was saved.
Baseball : At Buffalo Buffalo 7. "Wor
cester 3 ; at Cincinnati Cincinnati 5, Bos Bes Bos
eon 2. The Albany has been disbanded.
At Cleveland Trey 8, Cleveland 1 ; at
Chicago Chicago 7, Providence 1.
Russell Vincent, of Rochester, a fireman
en the Central and Hudsen River railroad,
fell between two cars at Fairmount en
Monday evening. Five cars passed ever
his right shoulder and arm. He was taken
te Rochester and the arm amputated. He
died at midnight of internal injuries.
Information has been received of a de
structive storm in Brunswick county, Va
which demolished barns,uprooted trees and
did ereat damage te crops. The barn of
Peter Williams was blown down and his
entire crop of tobacco (20,000 pounds) was
completely ruined.
In Bedie. Cal., Patrick Carrell, a miner,
was ejected from a meeting of the miners'
union and en attempting te re-enter the
hall he was shot dead. He was a native of
Lynchburg, Va., and is said te have been
a grandson of Charles Carrell, of Carroll Carrell Carroll
ten. In St. Leuis, asPhelcm Teele, a fireman,
was using a Halloway fire extinguisher, it
exploded and killed him. Teele was cap
tain of the Pempier corps of the fire de
partment and the man who made himself
famous by rescuing se many people from
the Southern hotel when it was burned
several years age.
A party of seven young ladies, in charge
of a single boatman, were enjoying a sail
en Wesley lake, Ocean Greve, when a
squall capsized the beat, precipitating the
occupants into the lake. The boatman
brought two of the ladies safely ashore
and the remainder were gallantly rescued
by a young man named William Lewis.
Probabilities Indulged iu ltegardlnx Him.
Providence Journal.
It was asserted in a biographical sketch
of Judge Black, in the list of possible
Democratic candidates for the presidency,
that he intended te make the final and
crowning effort of his life an onslaught
upon Beb Ingersoll and a smashing of his
arguments against Christianity. It would
be a worthy contest. Beth arc of the same
order of intellect and education, both ac
complished gladiators of debate and
masters of the argumentum ad hemiuum.
Ingersoll's arguments against Christianity
and Judge Black's defense would neither
touch the essence of religion and they
would meet en the common ground of the
petit jury interpretation of the Bible. In
weight of learning and strength of rhetoric
as against sharp persiflage, and humor it
would be like a combat between Richard
Coeur dc Lien and Saladin, .and we are in
clined te think that the victory would rest
with the grimmer and stronger warrior ;
but, te continue the metaphor, the
preservation of the Hely Sepulchre would
net depend upon cither.
A Counseller for Troubled Hen.
Washington Cor. I'hlladclphia Times.
The politicians here are wondering
where the venerable Judge Jerc. Black will
go politically upon his return from Europe.
It is almost silly te answer such a sugges
tien of doubt. Judge Black is a Democrat
and was never accused of anything else.
True, he is a very close friend of Garfield,
but his friendship gees no further than
love for the man and admiration for his
brain. They are excellent friends, but the
subject of politics never comes between
them. With Hancock it is different.
Judge Black net cnly loves the
man, but the two arc iu ac
cord en politics, which no doubt
makes the relation mere binding. By the
way, hew naturally everybody in trouble
turns te Judge Black. When President
Jehnsen was impeached Judge Black was
his counsel ; when Blaine was in treuble
about the Mulligan letters and Fert Scott
business, Judge Black was his counsel ;
when Hallet Kilbourn was in jail for refus
ing te give his private books and papers te
the committee of Congress, Judge Black
was his counsel ; when Secretary Belknap
was impeached. Judge Black was his coun
sel ; when Garfield had some trouble re
g tiding Credit Mebilier shares, Judge
lack was his counsel. Everybody seems,
very properly, te have confidence in the
roan's judgment. It is well founded.
Treacherous Swedes.
The fishing schooner Ida R. Freeman,
of Wellfleet, Mass., arrived at that pert
en Saturday with 90 barrels of mackerel,
and anchored in the harbor. The crew
went te their homes, except three Swedes,
who remained en beard. On Sunday night
the Swedes get the vessel under weigh and
left for parts unknown. They took, be
sides the vessel, cargo, beats and nets, the
clothing of the crew, and are provisioned
for eight weeks.
Which Mark the Progress of the Cnialgn
for the Presideacy.
Ex-Gov. Hubbard of Texas, who second
ed Hancock's nomination in the .national
convention, will stump the North for him.
A Grant club of sixty-five members
has declared for Hancock in New Or
leans. Colfax was a widower whcii nominated
for vice president ; se was Henry Wilsen,
aud Wm. A. Wheeler, and se were Arthur
and .bngusu.
Senater Garfield and General Hancock
will be invited te be present at the celebra
tion of Bosten's two hundred and fiftieth
anniversary en the 17th of September
" Men are known by the company they
keep, and parties by the men te whose
hands they confide "their interests," says
the New Yerk Tribune, and straightway
endorses the Republican national com
mittee for selecting Derscy for secretary,
whom it denounced some years age as a
legislative jobber.
Garfield trusts that " the time is net far
distant when under the crossed swords
and locked shields of Americans, North
and Seuth, our people shall sleep in peace
and rise in liberty, love and harmony under
the union of our flag of the stars and
stripes." He had better muzzle some of
the stalwarts of his party.
The New Yerk Herald says : " A closer
examination of the Republican platform
compels us te regard it as a joke. It is
impossible te imagine that the gentlemen
who drew it regarded it as anything else.
Take away from it the brag and the blus
ter which constitute its comic portion,
and there is uething left but common
place. Senater Cameren, in giving his reasons
for net wishing te be chairman of the na
tional committee, again says if he wen he
would net get credit for it. If the battle
was lest the blame would be laid te him.
Besides, it would cost him $30,000 of his
private funds, aud he would have te live
in New Yerk during August, September
aud October, and Mis Cameren objects te
doing se.
Ne sooner had Gen. A. L. Pearson de
clared his purpose te support Gen. Han
cock for president, until the Republican
organs set up a howl against him in chorus.
They have suddenly made the discovery
that Gen. Pearson has no influ
ence and that his military record is net
brilliant. Yet Gen. Pearson was of suffi
cient importance te held the position of
chairman of the Republican executive com
mittee of Pittsburgh.
Hancock, if elected, can celebrate his
" silver wedding " during the first year of
his term as president, as Mr. Hayes did,
also. General Graut likewise celebrated
the twenty-fifth anniversary of his mar
riage while president. That celebration
occurred at his cottage, at Leng Branch,
about the year 1873. General Grant has
an only daughter, Hayes has an only
daughter, se has General Garfield and se
had General Hancock.
In the fall of 186 1, during the campaign
of Lincoln and McClcllan, the officers ami
soldiers indulged in pretty free discussions
of the conduct of the war en the part of
the administration. Hancock issued a
general order, which was read te every
regiment, commanding that all this should
cease. " Our first duty," he said, in sub
stance, ' is te step the rebellion, net te
talk. When the war is ever you can criti
cise as much as you like. Until then a
soldier's duty is te obey and fight."
In a recent speech in California Gen. W.
S. Rescerans said : " Until new I have net
seen a time when it appeared te me a great
and solemn duty te stand out iu favor of
actual Democratic work. The Democratic
convention at Cincinnati has proposed a
candidate of the United States, te whom,
when a young man, I taught civil aud
military engineering, and I knew him very
well. lie is a clean man. Loud cheers.
A gallant and prudent commander, and a
brave and chivalrous officer. I think the
nomination premises te de things for the
future which ought te make every man's
heart leap with joy. Loud cheers, "
Speaking of Hancock, Hen. Thes. F.
Bayard, Iris leading competitor, says:
" Ged gave him the same characteristics of
conscience aud of self-control which he
gave te the great Geerge Washington."
It is net therefore se much for what Han
cock did as for what he refused te de at
the bidding of the despotic combination
which "ran" the government after Grant's
accession te power that Senater Bayard
admires aud honors him. Te use his own
words : " If you ask me why I love Han
cock, I say because I knew that with hiin
the liberty of my country will be safe. "
The Crawford Journal, Rep., imperti
nently wants te knew of Cameren " why
he went te the Chicago convention and bat
tled night and day for a nomination he
knew was distasteful te the masses of his
party if his health was peer when he left
Washington? We de net doubt the truth
fulness of his ill-health in the least, for
what he has gene through with in his re
cent disastrous campaign, beginning in
February last, would break down a man of
iron, but he certainly, by his own admis
sions, shows that he was ready te imperil
his health for Grant's nomination, which
he will net de for Garfield's election."
The report that Gee. Bulleck, the great
manufacturer of Montgomery county,
would vote for Hancock, having been de
nied, he wrote te a Republican friend as
follews: "The report you heard in re
gard te my supporting the nominee for the
presidency by the Democratic party, Gen.
Winfield Scott Hancock, is true in every
respect, and if I had a thousand votes
would cast them for him. He has been a
geed soldier and a perfect gentleman : take
him as you may you cannot find a better
man and if elected will please both parties
doing only what he considers for the
best interest of all and net for a few.
The only fault with him is he is a Demo
crat, but knows his country only. Dr. L.
W. Read and ethers are with me."
Lee and Meade, who commanded
at Gettysburg "seventeen years age,
are dead; "but," says the Graph
ic, "the corps commanders whose
troops faced each ether at Cemetery
Hill, the key of the great struggle, are
both in the land of the living, and each of
them has come prominently before the
country within the last few months. Gen.
Longstreet, the ex-rebel general, has been
appointed by a Republican president our
minister te Constantinople, and Winfield
Scott Hancock, new as in 18C3 a major
general in the Union army, has been nom
inated by the national Democratic conven
tion its candidate for president of the
United States."
Rev. Lewis Loveless, a prominent poli
tician of the Second Indiana congressional
district, a resident of Pike county, has
published in the Petersburg Democrat a
card renouncing his allegiance te the Re
publican party, and declaring for Hancock
and reform. Loveless was a candidate for
Congress in this district in 1874, and, al
though the Democratic majority was hope
lessly against him, he rau ahead of his
ticket. He was one of the most prominent
leaders in the party. Mr. L. declares the
Republican party te be hopelessly corrupt ;
Hayes a fraudulent president, &c. His
new departure has caused deep consterna
tion in the Radical party in the district,
where he is known.
"All of Hancock's service during the war
of the rebellion was as a volunteer officer
in command of volunteers, and net as a
regular officer in command of regulars.
When the rebellion broke out Hancock wa?
net in the lifle, but in the staff of the
army, a captain in the quartermaster's
department, en duty in California. At his
own request he was transferred te the East
for active service in the field, relieved as
staff officer of the regular army, and en
the 23d of September, 1862, appointed a
brigadier-general of volunteers. On the
29th of November, 1862, he was promoted
a major-general of volunteers, and with
this rank he continued te command until
he relinquished it after the war closed and
returned te the regular army, in which he
had been meantime promoted te a major-generalship.
A Striking Contrast.
New Era. Lawyer Warfel"s paper.
The judges of the courts of Philadelphia
take a different view of the responsibility
of their relations te the subordinate officers
of the court from that which actuates our
Lancaster judges. When the Press exposed
the prostitution of the machinery of justice
in the office of the clerk of quarter ses
sions, by which numerous fraudulent li
quor licenses were issued, the court did net
wait for formal complaint te be made
against the official offenders, but promptly
directed the grand jury te investigate the
matter. This was done, and the district
atteinev directed by the grand jury te
present bills of indictment. Through cer
tain influences which are sometimes potent
around the sessions and recorder's offices
(both of which were implicated in the
license frauds) the grand jury at the May
term ignored the bills. Then the twelve
judges of the courts of common pleas, who
also have control of the courts of quarter
sessions, met aud discussed the situation,
reaching the conclusion that the action of
the grand jury was altogether unsatisfac
tory. They argued that although the
clerk of the sessions holds an elective
office, his official relations and that of his
subordinates are se close te the court that
they were justified in insisting upon Mr.
Leeds taking some action in the matter of
the abuse practiced upon the confidence of
the court by his subordinates. The beard
of judges authorized Judge Yerkes te
act for them, who sent for Clerk Leeds
during the June term and presented the
views of the court. But no action having
been taken, Judge Yerkes had another in
terview with him en Friday, which result
ed in the discharge the day following of
Deputy McBridc and three of the assistant
clerks most deeply implicated in the pros
titution of the machinery of justice ex
posed by the Press.
The offense against justice committed by
these subordinates in the offices of the
quarter sessions and the city recorder was
trilling compared with the official miscon
duct of the district attorney and his as
sistant, in the quarter sessions of Lancas
ter county, when they abused the confi
dence of the court in the official presence
of the presiding judge, the evidence of
which was laid before them by their own
sworn testimony in a subsequent trial. In
stead of calling the offenders te account, as
did the Philadelphia judges, ourceurt pro
ceeded te punish the editors who exposed
the abuse of confidence practiced by its
officials, by disbarring these who hap
pened te be attorneys as well as editors
and making a personal issue with the
ethers whom they could net reach by that
summary process. Ne greater contempt
of court can be committed than is involved
in the abuse of its confidence by its offi
cers, in the presence of the court, by which
the administration of justice is obstructed
and finally defeated. But when the court
takes the real offenders te its besom and
into its confidence, while at the same time
it undertakes te punish these who, in the
interest of public justice, exposed the out
rage upon itself and the public, the aver
age Philadelphia judge must conclude that
Lancaster ceuuty has fallen upon evil
times !
His Position In 1S77.
On Saturday last, in the Bosten Glebe,
Mr. Hiram Atkins appeared in a state
ment which was as fellows :
"It will be remembered, says Mr. At
kins, that during the controversy it was
claimed by the Republicans that Senater
Ferry, of Michigan, the acting vice presi
dent, had a right te count the votes
independent of the direction of the
Senate and the Heuse ; that they should
be mere spectators of the count. On
the ether hand, the Democrats claimed
that Congress alone had the right.ef count
ing the votes, and the vice president could
only open the envelopes. It was also
claimed by Republicans that General
Grant's term of office did net expire until
a new president should be inaugurated.
While these questions were pending, and
prier te (net after) the establishment of
the electoral commission, General Hancock
informed General Sherman (net Sheridan)
that it was due te him (Sherman) te be
apprised of what his (General Hancock's)
position was in the matter. He, therefore
would say that he considered that
Mr. Tilden had been elected presi
dent of the United States and that
General Grant's term of office expired
at midnight en the 3d of March ; that, re
gardless of anything that Mr. Ferry might
de, if Congress declared that Mr. Tilden
was elected president, he ( Gen. Hancock)
believed he had a right te take the oath of
office wherever he might be ; and that if
Mr. Tilden did take the oath of office, and
he should receive any orders from Mr. Til
deu, as president of the United States, after
midnight en the 3d of March, he should
obey them. That is the story. During
the progress of the telegraphic transmis
sion and composition the name of Sherman
was changed te Sheridan, and by some
means or ether I was made te say that the
letter was written after the decision instead
of before the establishment of the electoral
commission. Gen. Hanceck,likcMr. Tilden
and all patrietie'Amcricans, acquiesced in
the decision el that tribunal, unconstitu
tional as it undoubtedly was. As te the
source whence I obtained the story, it is
such that no one can help giviug it cre
dence. I first heard of it at a dinner which
I gave at my house in Mentpelicr last April
te General William F. Smith (old Baldy)
and several ether gentlemen, and General
Smith afterward repeated it at Watcrbury
publicly in the presence of ever sixty of
the prominent Democrats in the state.
Death in a Heller.
The boiler of althreshing engine explod
ed at Dunkirk, Hardin county, Ohie, kill
ing seven and wounding eight persons.
Twe of the latter have since died and three
ethers, it is said, cannot survive. The en
gine wes made at Easten, N. Y. It was
new and never had been used. The killed
arc as fellows : William Frederick, Rich
ard Case, fireman ; Washington Poisel,
Geerge Poisel, Amasa Herman, Harry
Brown, engineer ; unknown man, sent out
with the engine from Easten ; of the
wounded, Rebcr Thrush and a son of
William Frederick have died. The ex
citement is intense
Jacob Duenee, of Wayne county, stelo a
gun from his grandmother's house and
killed himself with it getting ever a fence.
Hayes has appointed W. A. Stene te
succeed McCormick as United States dis
trict attorney at Pittsburgh.
Wesley Ellswerth, of Crawford county,
had his head nearly severed from his body
by a flying splinter from a lath machine of
which he had charge.
Michael and Patrick Matthews made an
assault at Pittsburgh en a medicine stand
guarded by Carrie Bird, aged seven years.
One of the men kicked a torch against the
girl's breast and she was fatally burned.
They are in jail.
Near Waynesboro, Franklin county,
Jeseph Stepby was engaged in hauling in
wheat, and when in the act of running the
wagon from the barn fleer his feet became
entangled in the' chains en the end of the
wagon tongue, causing the wheel te strike
the side of the deer, throwing Mr. Stephy
te the fleer with such violence as te render
him unconscious, in which condition he re
mained for a few hours, when he died.
Fred Mass, a- German, went te Pitts
burgh some time age and while at his
bearding house en June 26 he was at
tacked ly some unknown person, and
after being beaten with a blunt instrument
was shot in the breast. He recovered
from the injuries aud finally disappeared
from Pittsburgh. He was net heard of
until a few days age when his body was
found in Lake Erie, at Cleveland.
The Largest, Cheapest and Best Lecal
Elsewhere notice is given of the en
largement of the Weekly Intelligencer
t dimensions uet exceeded by any news
paper in Pennsylvania, and far beyond that
of any previous journalistic effort in Lancas
ter county. Te the thousands of firesides
in this county te which the Intelligen
cer has been for generations a wel
come visitor, this will be geed
news and we feel assured that its old friends
will be stimulated te new exertions in its
behalf aud in the service of the geed cause
for which it has se long done
stout battle. During the pending
campaign its publishers propose
te make it such a newspaper as has net
yet been published in -these parts, and te
that end neither labor, expense nor enter
prise will be spared te make'it a complete
register of all the local events occurring
in Lancaster county. Fer years the In
telligencer has been distinguished for
the fairness, fullness and accuracy
of its local news, and while
these features of its local depart
ment will be maintained, arrangements
have been made te extcud its facilities for
gathering the news of the county. In all
ether respects it will retain aud im
prove upon the features which have
se long kept it in the front
rank of the newspapers of the state. It
will continue te publish, in addition te its
original editorial matter, short stories and
seetry, original and selected, special cor
respondence from different parts of the
country and from Europe, agricultural
and household information, the news
of the day, carefully compiled state
items, markets, personal news, comments
en miner topics and in short it will be
such a mirror of the times as journalis
tic enterprise can make a first-class news
paper. Te further introduce it into homes
where it is net a regular visitor as yet. its
publishers have made a special rate of sub
scription for these who desire te take it
" en trial " from new until after
the close of the presidential campaign. Te
all such, the following terms are ull'urcd
for subscriptions, cash in advance, from
this date until after the election te the
Single copy. 60 cents.
Ten copies 50 cents, each.
Twenty-five copies te one posteffice, 35
cents, each.
Subscribers te the Daily Intelligen
cer, who want te send a weekly letter of
Lancaster county news te th 'ir friends
cannot make a better investment than by
sending them the weekly Intelligencer
for a year.
Events Acress the County Lines.
Henry Tayler, a well-known young man
who resided in West Chester, committed
sujeide en Monday night by sheeting him
self in the head. Trouble was the cause.
Samuel Greenwood, esq., of Ceatesvillc,
has received a contract for 10,e00 shawls
from the government. They are for the
Indians. This will require the full capac
ity of the mill for three months.
While at a picnic at the mouth of the
Coderus, in vaulting ever a pole held by
two of the party, Cel. Levi Maish, of Yerk,
tripped and fell, straining his left knee
severely and tearing the tendons.
Gee. W. Welsh, aged 38, of Hanover,
Yerk county, was married a week age te
Miss Emma LeFevre of Littlestown, and
en Monday he died.
The large stene barn of Daniel Kem
merer, in Oley township, Berks county,
six sheds and farming implements, together
with a colt and a mule, were destroyed by
lire yesterday. A portion of the dwelling
house was also burned. The less, which
was very heavy, was nearly covered by in
surance The West Chester Daily Republican
enters upon its third year with pardonable
pride in a singularly successful career,
deserved by high journalistic enterprise.
Mr. Benjamin Pickering, who has a farm
about one mile south of Oxford, had a field
of nine acres in with wheat. 1 le harvested
and threshed it out, and the total amount
was 365 bushel and 35 lbs., which he sold
for $1 per bushel.
Jehn S. Black, a former resident of
Pittsburgh, died at Kokomo, Colerado, en
Saturday. The deceased was a son of the
late Dr. Alex. Black, and a nephew of the
late Cel. Sam. Black.
The people at Madisen, Chester ceuuty,
arc net pleased because the posteffice de
partment has given the name "Suawn " te
their office.
Harry Tayler, a young man well-known
te West Chester people, suffering under a
temporary attack of insanity, took his life
while walking along Darlington street,
between Gay and Chestnut streets.
Dr. Knthven ltnpart Seme Information.
Ql'arryville, July 6, 18S0.
Dr.S. S.Rathten:
Sir : I send you a very nice bug that
was picked up here this morning. If you
think it worth taking care of you can de
se ; it net, you can make what disposition
of it you please. If net tee much trouble
please answer through the Intellioen Intellieen
cer. Yours truly,
R. C. Edwards.
Your " bug" came duly te hand, and is
a most brilliant specimen. It is the Chry Chry
sechus Auratus, the" Gelden Green Lady
bird, and is a no very remote relative of
the Colerado potato beetle, belonging te
the same family (Ciirysomelides), but has
never occurred very abundantly se far
North as this, nor has it any preference for
the potato. Yours with thanks,
' A Beaatirul Flower.
At the residence of Mr. Alex. Harberger,
Ne. 225 Seuth Queen street, there was in
bloom, last evening, a most beautiful
specimen of Night Blooming Cereus; A
large number of friends visited his parlors
during the evening te see and admire it.
Peyulattea of Lancaster Cuaaty for 1S80
Ceasyared with that of 1870-Seme
Notable Features.
Belew will be found the full returns e f
the population of the several districts of
Lancaster county, as made by the census
enumerators and filed in the office of the
prothenotary. The figures are net in all
cases official, as quite a number of the
enumerators neglected te furnish the totals
of their enumeration, and it is no small
matter te count up accurately the names
of 133,000 or mere persons, written down
in about eighty different books. Besides,
after the names have been counted and
the totals ascertained, it has frequently
happened that mere names have been
added by the enumerators, and in a few
instances names that were taken by mis
take have been taken off the lists and
transferred te ethers. Doubtless many
additional corrections would have been
made had the enumerators been directed
te sit for the revision of their lists iu some
central part of their respective districts,
instead of sitting in the court house, this
city. It seems te be the height of felly te
have the enumerators from Caernarvon.
Ceney, Fulton and ether distant townships
come te Lancaster with any hope of hav
ing corrections made te their lists, and the
result has been that very few names have
been added during their sitting. The law.
however, directed them te sit in Lancaster,
and it is no fault of theirs if emissions
and errors remain uncorrected.
I I1 i
First ward 240; 2102 i 4
Second ward 2420 2S27 407
Third ward 2312 SK a;'....
Fourth ward 2XU 2 5011
Fifth ward ISM 2iS !73,
Sixth ward 2210 MM ll!j
Seventh ward 24tw :w;i taili
Eighth ward 2K2I 3!jS3 1102
Ninth ward 2210 24 6KI....
Total 202XJ2W.ii; Wirt? 4
Adainstuwn borough 431 701 :j
llart 1132 1370 .... :
Brecknock WU0 1632 f2
Caernarvon 1X6 lwct !7
Clay 1440 141U At
Cncalice East 1TJ2 2212 250
Cocillice West 2140 2112 172
Celurain 1055 WA .
First ward 1734 2755 WUI
Second ward 2514 27S3 -r,
Third ward 21'JB 2760 a.7
Total 64H1 S303 112 ... .
Concstega 20?J 2330 271
Ceney WM 2055 71
Dminere. 30B1 3200 i:;: ....
Denegal East 3254 337:: 31!)
Denegal West 1130 1272 I3t;
Earl 2073 3512 fifti
Earl East 2310 3021 714 ....
Karl West 1SU3 20n2 100
Eden 1075 12V! 17s
Elizabeth !53 HMO !
Elizubethtewn Sis J7 120
E)hrata 2005 3341 i;u; ....
FultOtl 1SSH liW
Ilempnel.l West 3USS sai: 227
llemptleld East 2002 3IS4 3.-2
Lampeter Kaet 223 2tioe 337
Lain peter West 1700 2u27 2.7
Lancaster township lu;2 12H2 2ik
Lcaceck I'Joe 2112 23i;
Lcaceck UpiT l'.:i 2143 HI
Little RriUiin 13 e 1050 ;i
Martic. VMi I'.WI 35
Marietta borough 2307 2503 Hi
Manheiin borough 1122 loot; 514
Maner 4371 51,0 son
Manhtim township 2003 .".(te 327
Mt. Jey borough Ittu; 2uel H"
Mt. Jey township 2037 21MB II!)
raraiiise 21'JU 2145 252
1'enn l'J72 22e:i 2!1;
l'miuea 1270 I332 7' .. ..
Prevideucc 1WK 2137 23i
ItupllO 3IS3 37J!t 310
Salisbury 3710 3S07 153
Salisbury 1017 170 U'A
Strasburg borough loes loot; 2
Strashurg township 1NM 2011 117
Washington borough 073 .; 23j
Warwick 3315 :KII2 SWl
Totals in 1870 !2t,::le
Joel. st'tfct
lUli TOKAVC'O :kei
Its Immense Value tu the County.
The outside world and net a few of our
own people will be surprised at the im
mense productieu and value of tobnrce
crops of Lancaster ceuuty, when the
figures taken by the census enumerators
shall have been compiled. It will be some
time, however, before these figures can he
obtained, as the enumerators file nothing in
the prothenotary's office, except the names
the inhabitants of their respective districts.
In conversation with a number of the enu
merators, however, tiiey state almost with
out exception, that while they have net
completed their farm statistics and cannot
give the value of the several products, it is
evident that the tobacco crop is much mere
valuable than any ether, and in some town
ships mere valuable than all ether crops
combined. Mr. J. II. Bewman, of West
Lampeter, states that one farmer in that
township grew last year 70,000 pounds of
the weed, and several ethers from 20,000 20,000
te 50,000.
Seme Old People.
The eldest person in the county se far
as we knew is Mrs. Nancy Stcrrit, of Con Cen Con
estega township, who is returned by I'etir
Hitler, census enumerator, as 99 years of
age, but who en the 1st of June, the date
upon which the census was taken. lacked
only four days of being 100 years old, and
who is therefore in her 101st year and is
in pretty geed health. Mr. Ililler also
reports Barbara McAllister, of Conestoga,
as 9:1 years old, and sixty-five ether resi
dents of the same township as having
passed the allotted "three score years and
Mr. J. F. Feltz, enumerator for Caer
narvon, reports Rebert Springer, colored,
as being 93 years old. The eldest white
man in the township is Wm. Nerthcimcr.
88 years, and the eldest woman Mrs. Kerns,
88 years.
The eldest inhabitant of East Earl is
Mrs. Lizzie Feltz, aged 93 ; the eldest iu
West Denegal is Jehn S. Gish, aged 88,
and the eldest in Springville. Wm. Kitten-
house, 89 years, with six or eight ethers
ranging from 80 te 88.
The census enumerator found the fellow -ing
old people in Drumere township :
Nancy Trimble, 91 years of age : James
Barnes, 90; Nancy Ritchie, 81 ; Margaret
Redgers, 83 ; Lydia 3Ioere, 84.
Mrs. Elizabeth Warfel, 91 years of age,
is the eldest resident of Martic.
The eldest inhabitant of Eden is a col
ored woman named Annie Morgan aged
8G. The eldest white person is David
Myers, aged 84.
The eldest in the eastern part of Salis
bury is Susan Zell, the very last name en
the list of Enumerator Albert V. Hurst.
She is 87 years old. Jehn Myers aud
Catherine Weaver are each 83 ; Christian
Overheltzcr and Mary Kurtz, each 82, and
Mary Gamp and Elizabeth Dunlap,
each 81.
Jehn Bewman is the eldest man in Provi
dence township, being 89 years old.
Michael Harnisli and his wife, Susan
Harnish, aged 82 respectively, are the
eldest couple in "West Lampeter. Samuel
Cassel is the eldest man, aged 84, and Ann
Hagy the eldest woman in the township.
Susan Huhn, aged 91, is the eldest in
habitant of Manheira township.
Elizabeth Madlen is the eldest resident
of West Cocalico, being 94.
The eldest inhabitant of the southern
part of Warwick is Martin Eckman, aged
89 years.
Jacob Hecker is the eldest resident of