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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCES MONDAY, JCLY 12, 1830.
MONDAY EVENING. JtO.Y 12, 1880
An Invulnerable Recerd.
Gen. Hancock lms new been in nomi
nation long enough te develop every ob
jection te him if any there had been.
Thus far the effort te discover a blemish
en his record, or a weakness in his can
didacy, has proved an utter failure.
There was at first a dismal attempt te
raise a cry against him as a mere soldier,
but it came with an ill grace from a
party which availed itself of Gen.
Grant's military achievements te fasten
upon the country two administrations
whose ignorance and shameless disregard
of constitutional law were only equalled
"by their reckless corruptions. Moreover,
Gen. Hancock is net running upon his
military record. But for his able expo.
sitien of constitutional principles, and
his prompt and generous recognition of
the civil authority as sujierier te the
military, at a moment when every tempt
ation was extended te him te assume ab
solute power, his name would never have
ljeeu heard of at Cincinnati. The people
honor him for the same reason that our
forefathers honored Washington his
sword was never drawn against the con
stitution of the country, but has been
ever ready in its defense. It certainly
cannot, however, lie urged as a fair ob
jection te his candidacy that he was a
Union soldier ; that he conquered at
Gettysburg, and that his bleed marks
the most desperate fields of the war. "We
are very sure that no portion of the
American people are prepared te strike
down a man otherwise eminently en
titled te their confidence, because he has
done his duty in war as well as in peace.
And the attempt of the Republican
press te make capital against Hancock
out of the execution of Mrs. Surratt has
turned out very badly. She was charged
with conspiring te murder Mr. Lincoln :
was tried by a military commission, be
fore that class of tribunals had been de
clared unconstitutional by the supreme
court ; was found guilty, condemned and
executed. Mr. Stanten issued the order :
President Jehnsen set aside the writ of
habeas corpus : General Hartranft was
in command of the arsenal, the scene of
her death. General Hancock had noth
ing whatever te de with it, except that
he was in command of the district in
which it leek place, and did what in him
lay te bring the ease of the unfortunate
woman te the favorable attention of the
president, who was then completely
under the influence of Messrs. Stanten
anil Seward. It was throughout the work
of a Republican administration, and if
Mrs. Surratt Is death be at this day a fail
subject of political discussion, the dam
nation of her taking off lies at the deer
of the Republican party, and Garfield,
net Hancock, should be made te answer
Guard the Railroad Crossings.
The shocking death at a railroad cress
ing invites anew the attention of the
authorities of this city and the county te
the perils of our citizens in traveling our
high reads. They arc absolutely with
out protection from the railroad trains
that cress them at high speed, and which
compels every man te take his life in his
hand who uses the reads that were built
long before the railroad usurped them
and en which travel ought te be made as
absolutely secure as possible. Who can
drive along a read that a railroad cresses
without apprehension ? And ought this
te be se V Ought we net te be able te use
our highways net only without danger,
but without fear ? Every reasonable
man will say se. Why then can we net ?
It is certainly net because this safety is
impossible. It only requires that watch
men shall be placed at the railroad cross
ings te give warning of approaching
trains. This could be well done at every
read, but it should never be emitted at
these crossings where by reason of na
tural obstacles the coming of a train can
not be readily observed for a. safe dis
tance en each side.
Will net our county commissioners and
our street committee take measures te
determine their rights and powers under
the law, se that we may traverse the
reads in peace. If the railroads cannot
be made te guard dangerous crossings,
then we must de it ourselves.
We observe that the railroads consider
that they have plenary authority te de te
a country read just what they will. At
Lime valley, for instance, where the
Quarryville read cresses the Reaver
Valley turnpike, a siding is laid
across the pike, and it is oc
cupied often for twenty minutes at
a time by the shifting trains barring
travel en the turnpike all that time.
This is a great outrage and is unlawful.
Why de the township supervisors and
the turnpike officers allow it ? The same
thing has just been done at the cross
ing of the Ruck read. Have these who
travel by the county reads no rights that
a railroad can net be made te respect.
The gatnenng et prominent Demo
crats in New Yerk during the past few
days has a double interest for the party
and the country. An organization of the
national committee and the selection of
a chairman te direct the campaign is
looked for te-day, and te-morrow lias
been set down for the formal notification
of the candidates by the committee ap ap
lieinted for the purpose by the Cincin
nati convention. Mr. English, the
candidate for vice president, reached
Xew Yerk yesterday, and will call en
General Hancock te-day. The feeling
among all the prominent gentlemen from
every section of the country points te a
decisive victory. Reports from states
that before the nomination might fairly
"have been regarded " doubtful" are new
most encouraging, and the drift of epin.
ion is all one way. Mr. Eaten vouches
for Connecticut, and says New Yerk and
New Jersey are certainly Democratic i
that Pennsylvania, Ohie and Illinois are
in the doubtful column. Senater Eaten
is net a boaster, but a man of hard sense.
Gen. Jee Johnsten and Majer Daniel say
the Virginia family fight will come out
right in the end. Senater Farley says
California is safe for the Democratic
nominees, while the old reliable states
are in a perfect blaze of enthusiasm. Mr.
Handy, of the Times, says he never saw
politicians in a state of greater exhilara-atien.
The Harrisburg Patriot of this morn
ing is authority for the statement that
MrWallace would decline the chairman
ship of the Democratic national com
mittee in the event of the position being
tendered him. It says the senator pre
fers te give his entire attention te the
canvass in Pennsylvania and believes
that he can de better service for the
party in this way than by being at the
head of the committee. That the com
mittee will be governed by wisdom and
geed sense in the selection of a chairman
cannot be doubted. It is made up of
some of the best brains and aggressive
leadership in the party, and its organiza
tion will start the ball rolling en te vic
tory. Whether the chairman be Mr.
Wallace, or Mr. Rarnum, or Mr. Scott,
or Mr. Hewitt, or any ether of the able
gentlemen who have been mere or less
prominently mentioned ii this cennec.
tien, the party it united in its purpose te
win a grand triumph, and the rank and
file are only waiting for the bugle blast
te move forward and " carry the works"
as our gallant chieftain did at Spottsyl Spettsyl
vania. The selection of a chairman will
rebably be made te-day.
The fated 12th of July comes round
this year without threat of the spilling of
any " lleyne bleed.' That the premise
of a peaceful observance by the wearers
of the orange may net be marred by any
untoward event is the fervent prayer of
Tin: New Yerk World is seen te come
out in a new form and improved by a large
expenditure of money. A new efiicc is
among the improvements contemplated.
Junr.i: Lawhenck, of Ohie, has declined
the position of first comptroller of the
treasury te succeed Judge Perter, the Re
publican candidate for governor of Indi
ana. Judge Lawrence prefers te run his
chances for a congressional nomination in
the district new represented by Mr. Kiefler,
and it is believed he stands a geed show of
defeating the would be Republican leader
of the Heuse.
Tin: human linrer nails come te the
scratch that is te say, arc wholly renewed
every one hundred and sixteen days in
summer. The nails of the right hand of
the right-handed individual grew faster
than these of the lest, and vice versa in the
left-handed. It differs again with the fin.
gcrs, the increase being faster in propor
tion te length. In children the growth is
the most rapid, in the aged the slowest.
Giikat Bkitaix's new Liberal govern
ment has refused te legalize cremation.
Just why the friends of a man who died
with :i longing for mundane incineration
should net be allowed te execute that wish
in a legal manner is a question which it
would be hard for even a conservative Eng
lishman te answer. It is very inconvenient,
the RamsdcII's Republic remarks, te have
a government with a church attachment.
Ax unknown lady having saved an aged
one armed gentleman by putting a life-preserver
en him in the Scawanliaka disaster,
the latter advertised in the Herald person
als. He found her in the person of a lady
who had also saved her two daughters. In
strong contrast with this heroine is the
story which comes from St. Paul, in which
seven strong men swam away te shore
from a capsized beat and left seven
women and children te drown.
Edisen has a rival in Professer Jamin,
of Paris, whose plan of electric lighting is
te place three or mere candles in a lamp,
one igniting when the ether is burnt out,
thus dispensing with the renewal of can
dles by hand every few hours. An acci
dent te one lamp does net affect the ethers.
Jamin professes te have cheapened consid
erably the production of the electric cur
rent and te be able te increase or diminish
its intensity at pleasure.
With the unpleasant Xew Yerk custom
of blowing up, drowning and frying people
a new industry has sprung up. It consists
in calling en married ladies whose hus
bands are down town and informing them
that the latter are dying or dead at some
hospital. As such a piece of news has the
stamp of probability the frightened and ex
cited wife grabs a few necessaries, a suit
of clothes, &c., puts them in charge of her
informant, who is supposed te be a hospi
tal attendant, and hurries off. Se docs
he. But they usually go in opposite di
rections. Phivatk Secketaky Reems is en a
voyage of discovery after his lest fhcalth ;
Hayes has settled down for the summer at
the Soldiers' home ; Sherman is oil in Mani
toba somewhere, surveying the land ; Gar
field has net explained about the Credit
Mebilier yet ; Hartranft is still undecided ;
Whittakcr hasn't lest any mere cars;
Tanner still continues te lives en air and
sponge baths ; the peace coimnisien hasn't
brought peace ; the sea serpent is still
alive ; Geerge Francis Train has given up
peanuts ; Chicago has reached half a mil
lion population ; it is awfully het, but the
country is safe and the world moves en.
In the great ratification meeting in
Music hall, Cincinnati, Saturday night,
where the united Democracy of the whole
country nominated Hancock and English
te lead the presidential contest of 1880,
Democrats of all shades of opinion en
questions which de net enter into this
canvass attested by their presence the
harmony of the- party in support of the
candidates who stand for peace, order and
reunion. In the speeches delivered there,
as iu the excellent speech with which
General Ewing led off the work of the
year the ether day in this city, one note
was dominant the determination of the
whole Democratic party te sink all ether
issues in the paramount purpose of put
ting an end te sectionalism in American
politics. That is the note of union and
the note of victory. Trie hour has come
for this geed work, and with the hour we
have the man.
William S. Shalleubergerwas renominat reneminat
ed for Congress by tlie Republicans of the
twenty-fourth district en Saturday. The
district is composed of Beaver, Lawrence
and Washington counties. Colonel Lewis
F. Watsen, of Warren, was nominated in
the twenty-seventh district. Thirty-six
ballets were taken before a choice was
reached. Osmeris the present member
from the distaict.
Secretary Sherman and party arrived at
Ocean Greve en Saturday.
Edwin Roem arrived at Liverpool en
White satin sunshades elaborately painted
by hand are carried by fashionable ladies
who ride in open carriages along Bellevue
A woman at Newport bathes in a suit
of oiled silk, worn under the usual flannel
suit. She says she enjoys the surf, but
can't bear the teucli of salt water.
Rev. Stephen Gladstone, son of the
prime minister, recently made an attack en
the Church of Euglaud Sunday-schools,
which he characterized as a " hollow and
Jehn Goede, member of Congress from
the Norfolk, Ya., district, has declined re
nomination. Mr. Goede was a prominent
competitor with Mr. Randall in one of his
contests for the speakership.
ExSccretaryRouEsex is the exact figure
of Mr. Pickwick, according te a Louisville
Courier Teurnal correspondent. His face
is a deep crimsem ; he has white hair and
moustache ; he wears spectacles and has
the bland childlike leek of Pickwick.
General Hancock had many callers en
Saturday, among them General Jeseph E.
Johnsten, Cel. Jehn W. Ferney and Lewis
C. Cassidy. Mr. English dines with him
te-day, and te-morrow the candidates will
be notified "officially" of their nomina
tion. Mr. and Mrs. TemThumu have been at
Brighten Beech, and have attracted much
attention while bathing in the surf. The
General is an expert swimmer, but his wife
takes counsel of safety and tics a rope
around her waist. A silk thread might
answer the purpose.
Queen Victekia is net en geed terms
with her daughter, the Crown Princess
Imperial of Germany, nor witli the Empress
Augusta. She is also much vexed with the
Grand Duke of Hesse, widower of the
Princess Alice, en account of his rumored
attentions te the Spanish Princess of the
Mrs. Margaret Pkkkv, of New Orleans,
whose husband died four months age,
gave birth te triplets, two boys and a girl,
en the day en which the Cincinnati con
ventien reached the nomination, and called
the trio Hancock, English and America.
Mrs. Hancock is a regular attendant of
the Protestant Episcopal church. The
little church en Governer's Island, which
is supported by Trinity Parish, has been
attended by Mrs. Hancock during her resi
dence at that station, and she has in fact
contributed te the service by regularly
playing the organ for the Sunday gather
. The Mexicans are making grand prepara
tions for the reception of Gen. Tkevine
and bride, when they reach the Rie Grande
point. General Trcvine, it will be remem
bered, is te marry Miss. Bektik, eldest
daughter of General Okd, in a few days.
Among the features of the reception pro pre
gramme will be a grand bull fight. Bulls
are being brought from the interrier, and
the most skilled matadercs te be found will
be engaged for the arena. Fifteen thou
sand dollars will be spent at this reception.
Four Negro Murdurern Kxecnted en l'rila3
Geerge Allen Price, colored, the murder
er of Villie Black, was hanged according te
law in the j-ard of Hamilton county jail,
Cincinnati, en Friday. )u the "0th day of
April, 1870, he shot and murdered Villie
Black in the office of the latter, in Cincin
nati. He was found guilty of murder in
the first degree and sentenced te be hang
ed May 28, this year. On representations
that he was insane Gov. Fester gave
him a respite till July 0. Price was born a
slave in Kentucky thirty-seven years age.
On the scaffold lie was firm and composed.
Te several persons in the crowd whom he
recognized he bid farewell. Just before
the black cap was put en he addressed the
spectators saying : " I've tried te live
well and I die" the best I can." The noose
was net drawn tight enough, and when
the trap fell it slipped and failed te break
the victim's neck. Fer ten minutes the
pulse beat. The body when cut down was
taken te the crowded streets and exhibited.
By his request the funeral will be private
and from his widow's home en Snnday.
Henry Ryan, colored, was hanged in
Waynesboro, Burke county, Ga., for the
murder of a colored woman, named Mary
Themas, in December last. Ryan killed
the woman te get her money about six
dollars which had just been paid her. He
confessed en Thursday, for the first time
that he committed the murder.
The execution was witnessed by fully
seven thousand pcisens, principally
colored people. Ryan made a long speech
from the gallows, acknowledging his guilt
and the justness of his sentence. He said
lie was going straight te Heaven ; that
while ants and bugs would have his body,
Jesus would have his soul. At half-past
twelve o'clock the drop fell. Ryan's neck
was broken, and he died seen.
Andersen Jenes, who was te have been
hanged, was respited until a decision is
made by the supreme court.
Daniel Washington alias Carter, a no
torieus negre desperado and the leader of
a gang of outlaws anil horse thieves at
Charleston, S. C, was hanged at 11:30
en Friday for the murder of Allen Cellins,
a colored witness, who had been sum
moned te testify against him in a horse
stealing case. The murder was commit
ted en September 11, 1877, but Washing
ton was net captured until the early part
of 1879. He was convicted and sentenced
te death, but appealed, and the appeal be
ing decided unfavorably, he was hanged.
The execution was conducted in private
and death was immediate. In his last
moments he was attended by two Catholic
At Goldsboro, N. C, the execution of
Alex. Heward, colored, for the murder of
an old white man named Babel Autrey, in
Samson county, en the 25th of July, 1878,
took place at 2 p. m., and was witnessed
by about two thousand people. All passed
off in geed order. Heward protested his
innocence te the last, and made a very
bitter harangue from the scaffold, but the
crime was fully proved against him by his
own stepson, who was an accomplice in the
Hen. J. K. Chandler, of Philadelphia.
The Hen. Jeseph R. Chandler, of Phila
delphia, died in that city Saturday night
at tie advanced age of 88 years. He was
born in Plymouth county, Mass., in nus,
and after receiving a liberal education,
adopted the profession of law. Fer many
years he was editor of the United" States Ga
zette, a newspaper of Philadelphia. Frem
1849 te 1855 he represented his district in
the lower house of Congress, and in 1858
was appointed minister te Naples by Pres
ident Buchanan. On his return from this
mission he became editor of the Philadel
phia North Ametican. He published a
" Grammar of the English Language," in
1821, and in subsequent years a large num
ber of essays and addresses en social life
SATING MONET AT THE WRITE HOUSE.
Stinginess' aacf Fantmenjr Laying
Dy im weiian.
II. J. U.'s letter te the Philadelphia Times.
The president, his wife, his sons and his
daughter and the servants paid for by the
government have all gene te the old Sol
diers' Heme te spend the summer a very
economical move, and one that will enable
the president te lay aside a few mere hun
dreds of dollars than he otherwise would if
he had te support himself. The old sol
dier's have, as you knew already, a very
beautiful park near the city and some
handsome houses. The place is supported
by their comrades in the regular
armv. who contribute twelve
and a half cents a month from
their pay. One of the finest houses in
this park is set aside by somebody for the
use of Mr. Hayes. Its furniture is owned
by the soldiers, its gas bill is paid by them,
the vegetables en the president's tabic are
raised by them, and Mr. Hayes no doubt
is very glad te make use of all of these
things gratuitously, for it enables him te
save a little mere money te take back
with him te Fremont. Last winter a res
olution was introduced in Congress, and,
I think, passed, providing for an investi
gation into the management of this home,
but nothing seems te have been done.
Speaking of saving money in the
White Heuse I am reminded of a
conversation I had some time age
with Fifth Auditor Ela, who was for
merly a member of Congress from New
Hampshire, regarding President Pierce.
Mr. Ela said that he knew General Pierce
very well, and that there could net be
found a mere courteous, dignified gentle
man. He was the perfection of propriety,
and during his term everything in a social
way in the White Heuse was of the high
est order, I lis entertainments were of the
most expensive, his wines were of the
costliest, and the whole atmosphere of the
White Heuse was liberal and becoming.
Mrs. Pierce was a capital housekeeper and
was capable of superintending an immense
establishment like the White Heuse. Gen.
Pierce's unfortunate disease was the only
bar te the perfect domestic administration
of the president's house. His desire for
drink came sometimes once a month
and sometimes it would net come for six
months. When it came, however, he gave
up te it entirely and remaiued concealed
from the public uutil he get ever it. There
was conviviality about his sprees. He
always went off alone, and at sucli times
nobody could manage him but his wife.
Ne doubt his absence from his reception
room day after day during his periods was
accounted for by these about the AVhite
Heuse as such things have been accounted
for in mere recent days, by such explana
tions as " a heavy cold," "cholera mor mer
bus," "jaundice." etc. General Pierce's
great trouble, however, was a brother
who never would step sewing his wild eats.
The General had paid his brother's debts
again and again, but it did no geed.
While General Pierce was Presi
dent his brother was particularly
reckless, and after the General's
term expired and he returned te Concord
he -'made medicine," as the Indians say,
with his wayward brother in ether
words, he had a very earnest talk with
him. At first the brother did net care te
talk abaet it, but the general demanded
te knew of every dollar of indebtedness
against the name of Pierce. He explained
their father had left them an honorable
name and a name that should be respect
ed everywhere. He said that en account
of their father and en his (the general's)
own account it would net de te have un
paid debts. And there and then Frank
Pierce paid out $20,000, nearly half his
fortune, te pay the debts of his brother.
During his term as president General
Pierce saved from his salary about
$12,000 a year. Mr. Lincoln did net save
anything. Andrew Jehnsen saved about
$50,000 ; General Grant saved nothing
during his first term, bat saved about $00,
000 during his second. There is little
doubt that that Mr. Hayes during his
four vears will save at least $100,000, or
$-10,000 a year.
A LETTKK FltOM J.K KMMrVT.
Characterizing the manner of his Kecent
Commitment us an Outrage.
Jeseph K. Emmet, the actor, who was
recently committed te the inebriate home
in Kings county, N.Y., has written a letter
concerning his commitment, of which the
following is a part :
"Ne one who knows me will believe that
I am the inebriate that the recent publicity
given te my retirement at the 'Heme'
would naturally induce the public te be
lieve me. It will hardly be credited that
a man who as an actor appears before the
public at least six days in a week, a strict
teetotaler throughout the year with the
exception of one week, could be described
as a common drunkard and a vagrant by
anyone whose intelligence was net
thoroughly obtuse. Such, however, was
the manner of my commitment te the
inebriate asylum in Kings county, by the
justice. But let me tell the story as 1 have
learned it :
"It is true that for about one week in the
year, en the average, I have given way te
the abuse of alcoholic drink, and after a
day or two, for the reason that I could net
afford the time for prolonged dissipation,
placed myself, in most instances, in public
institutions until I entirely recovered. My
wife also made such applications, and,
Ged bless her, she always leeks te my in
terest and welfare and has gene with me
at times te the institution for a few days
until I was restored. On the 16th of June
I was just recovering from the ellects of a
slight attack of my trouble,, and while I
was at the Fifth Avenue hotel in bed, at
tended by a nurse, an officer came te my
room and informed me that he had a war
rant for my arrest and must take me te
the Tombs. My wife visited the home
and obtained forms of commitment and
rules, and again put herself in communi
cation with the'justicc. She says that she
was asked and answered several questions,
and then signed and swore te printed
papers which she did net read, but which
she was informed were only formal. After
remaining a week at the 'Heme' I sent
for my counsel and he took me away from
the institution. Much te my surprise,
after leaving the institution I learned that
I had been committed upon an ordinary
commitment of vagrancy for three mouths.
" When I reflect upon this outrage, it is
difficult te restrain my indignation, Ne
one in the world ever accused me of foiling
te maintain myself and family. On the
contrary I have settled upon my wi'e
many thousands of dollars. Ner would
any one who knows me and knows that I
never drink intoxicating liquors except en
few occasions, believe that I am an habit
"My family and self sail for Europe in a
few days, and I felt that I could net leave
the country without letting these of my
friends who' are the least familiar with my
private life understand that I am net the
utterly fallen and contemptible man that
my commitment may have led them te be
lieve, but one who is a strict teetotaler for
fifty weeks iu the year, abstaining from
all drinks except tea, coffee and water, and
one who errs sometimes, confesses ins
fault, but docs net wish te be known by
what cannot in its broadest sense be ap
plicable, viz.. a habitual drunkard or a
A Horrible Story from Virginia.
Mrs. Saran Cellins, a dissolute white
widow, died.at Wytheville, Va., en Fri
day afternoon after a blief illness. Just
after her death a strong disagreeable
smell rendered the room untenable, and
during the deodorization a flour barrel
was discovered containing the festered re
mains of five small children murdered by
the deceased. The remains were past
recognition, but hanging from the skulls
were long straight locks of blonde hair,
proving them te have been white children.
Acting Corener Obenchain took the re
main in charge, but death had placed the
guilty woman beyond the grasp et human
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Mrs. Sarah Regan, aged 65, was over
come by the heat and died at Jersey City
Mehr & Mehr's whiskey house in Cin
cinnati was destroyed by fire Saturday.
The less is about $70,000.
Twe bodies were been found iu the after
cabin 6f the wreck of the Narragansett, at
Celd Spring Harber, yesterday morning.
R. T. Hambrook's furniture factory and
and au adjoining frame house, in Chicago,
were burned early yesterday morning.
Cel. W. Thompson, the fraudulent sec
retary of the navy, delivered a campaign
speech at Terre Haute, Indiana, Saturday
night, two hours in length.
Radical changes have been made in the
condition of the working people in the fac
teries of Chicago, 111., through the exer
tions of a visiting beard of the common
An official decree has been published,
granting full remission of sentences te all
individuals convicted of participation in
the French insurrection of 1870-71 and
subsequent insurrectionary movements.
Peter Sullivan was killed and another
boy had his leg broken by an explosion of
blasting powder in an old lockup at Holy Hely
oke, Mass., SatarJay night. Sullivan's
body was blown through the reef.
Themas Boothroyd, a wealthy farmer of
Canada, was attacked by a bear, which
threw him down and bit him in the side
and threat completely severing the jugular
vein. He died in fifteen minutes.
Miss Carrie French, of Mount Ycrnen,
Ohie, was killed by jumping from a train
at Teledo, Ohie, en Saturday morning. An
incoming freight train collided with the
passenger train, and she jumped oil' when
she saw it coming.
The Orangemen of Montreal will te-day
unveil the Hackett monument in Mount
Koyal cemetery and then sit down te a
banquet. The police have been ordered
te parade in force for the preservation of
The reports as te the condition of the
grain crop in the northwest arc very con
tradictory, but the general evidence seems
te show that in no case will the damage
caused by the rust and chinchbugs amount
te mere than '10 or 40 per cent.
An enthusiastic Hancock and English
ratification meeting was held Saturday
night at Cincinnati. Wm. D. Groesbeck
presided. Addresses were made by Mr.
Groesbeck, Senater Pendleton, General
Durbin Ward and ethers.
The water in the reservoir supplying
Petersburg, Va., having become insuffi
cient, a supply was turned in from the
canal last evening. It is new feared that
the canal will become se low that several
mills will be compelled te suspend opera
tions. There was six feet of water in the Hoosac
tunnel yesterday morning, owing te an
overflow from the mountain streams.
Trains have also been delayed by a wash
out which eccurcd at Zear station, four
miles from the cast end of the tunnel, en
Miss Susie Perry, 17 years of age, a stu
dent in the Nermal college, swam from the
feet of Ninety-sixth street, North river, te
the deck above Fert Lee, a distance of
mere than five miles. The tide and wind
were against her. She had net been in the
water for mere than two years te swim
any considerable distance. Before long
she is te take a ten mile swim up the Hud Hud
eon te Yonkers with her father who is a
member of the New Yerk police force,
and extremely proud of his daughter's
The statement that Hen. W. S. Stengcr
has withdrawn as a candidate for the Dem
ocratic Congressional nomination in the
Eighteenth district, is contradicted by Mr.
Stengcr. He is a candidate.
At Easten seven children have been se
riously hurt within the last few dayswhile
playing with toy pistols. One of them,
Geerge Davis, died last night in terrible
agony from lockjaw. Symptens of this
disease have appeared in two ether cases.
Mrs. Sarah A. Stephenson, aged 20, of
1315 Conrey street Philadelphia, was
severely perhaps fatally burned Saturday
evening, by the explosion of a coal oil can
with which she was trying te hurry up a
Twe tramps passed through Steucvillc,
Westmoreland county, en Friday, and
one of them was overheard te tell the
ether he would kill him. Next evening
the body of one of the tramps was found
en the read near Scottdale, with bleed
oozing from a wound in the forehead.
Geerge Brown, aged twenty-six a fire
man en the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western railroad, attempted te jump en
his train wjiile it was in motion last night
near Delaware station, and falling between
the cars was killed. He leave a young wife
whom he married only two months age.
Se much embarrassment has arisen
from the present attitude of Collector
Tutten and Postmaster Hartranft that a
personal friend of Hayes called upon the
ex-governor yesterday and endeavored te
induce him te accept his appointment as
collector. The general wrote te Hayes,
asking that he might be allowed a few
days mere before he decided, and then
departed for Atlantic city, where he re
mained until te-day. The trouble with
Hartranft is very simple. The custom
house is a mere attractive place than the
posteflice, but he is sure of the latter and
Ids tenure of the former would be pre
carious, with mere than a probability of
his appointment being rejected by the
Senate in December. Under the circum
stances he naturally hesitates te give up a
certainty for an uncertainty. The curious
part of it is that it should take him se
long te make up his mind te the advan
tages of a bird in the hand. Meanwhile
Mr. Tutten remains in the breach with a
devotion te the public service that is
touching te beheld.
LIFE CUT SHOUT.
List et Deaths from
At New Brunswick, N. J.. Patrick M.
Calligan, aged 60 years, committed sui
cide by taking Paris green during a fit of
Jeseph Obcrmcycr. a German boarder at
the Hartman hotel, Bowery, N. Y., shot
himself during last night and was found
dead in his room this morning.
At Elizabeth, N. J., Patrick Butler,
aged 38 years, a laborer, was sunstrnck
and died. Re leaves a wife and one
child. He had been working at flagging
in the shade.
At Brattlcbore, Mass., a German named
Kurtze Chcnekel, aged 51 years, was
drowned while bathing. It is supposed
he was seized with a cramp. He leaves a
wife and twelve children in Newark, N.J.
At Norfolk, Va., Engineer J. Higgins, a
prominent wholesale liquor dealer, died
from an overdose of laudanum admin
istered by himself. Ne cause can be as
signed for the act, except, perhaps, nerv
ous prostration and excitement.
On the last trip from New Yerk te Cot
tage City, Martha's Vineyard, of the Port
land steamer, a deck hand named Mills
committed suicide by drowning while
under the influence of liquor. A beat was
sent te his rescue, but the man sank before
he could be reached.
The meeting also ended at Detroit,
wherethe winners were Baybce, Big Med
icine, Jack Haverly and Geld Bug.
The score of the cricket match at Ham
ilton, Out., concluded Saturday was
Yeung Americas, of Germantewu, Pa.,
233 ; Hamiltons, of Canada, 70.
Capt. Bogardus defeated Geerge Rimell,
of England, at Pittsburgh, Pa., yesterday
in a sheeting match, by killing 96 birds out
of 100. Rimell killed 90.
The Shamrock Lacresse club, of Mon
treal, defeated the Broeklyns in Montreal,
Saturday, by three games out of five, the
Broeklyns winning the second and fourth.
The Monmouth Park meeting ended Sat
urday with a "rand day's sport, the win
ners being Ferida, Kitty J., Topsey, Luke
Blackburn. Rcpeit. Charley Gerham and
Katie P. '
Baseball : At Chicago Cleveland. 2 ;
Chicago, 0. At Trey Trey, 7 ; Provi
dence. 5. At Buffalo Cincinnati, 2 ; Buf
falo, 1. At Bosten Worcester, 3 ; Bos Bes Bos
eon, 0. At Prospect Park Polytechnic,
2 ; Nameless, 2.
New Yerk Leaf Market.
The " Lamentations of Jeremiah"' are
cheerful reading compared with the ago age
nizing wail of the editor ei" the Tobacco
Journal as he contemplates the bankruptcy
and ruin about te overtake the peer de
hided packers of 1879 tobacco a class of
men whom he would if he could have gath
ered under his protecting wing and saved
from the wicked machinations of the Lan
caster newspaper reporters, and the seduc
tive wilis of Lancaster tobacco farmers.
"Week after week" says the truly geed
editor of the Journal, "we exhausted all
means of persuasion in order te cause them
te desist from paying exorbitant prices. It
was, however, of no avail. They pitched
themselves headlong among the farmers,
and threw away their money, and at the
same time their golden chances of making
a great deal out of it. We were denounc
ed and ridiculed for our efforts. We made
enemies by the score. The Lancaster pa
pers grew boisterous and extravagant in
their praise of the crop ; mere and mere
the prospective packers became exci.ed ;
finally, nearly all scelfed at the pleading
and advice of this paper, and like the army
worm that, when it once has taken posses
sion of a crop, leaves barely nothing lie
hind, they cleared the state of Pennsylva
nia of its leaf crop in exchange for sums
of money which we predict they will never
have returned te them. -
"Fer the sake of avoiding the imputa
tion of prejudice in our views, wc de net
wish te comment upon this. This much
we will say, though, that of all the tobac
co crops raised in the United States, the
Pennsylvania crop is the most deceitful
and changeable of all."
A sad feature of the Journal's story is
that a " majority of the packers of "79
Pennsylvania are sojourning at the sum
mer resorts," while the wicked reporters
and wily tobacco growers are at home
concocting new schemes and laying new
traps te catch and fleece their innocent
and unsuspecting victims with the miser
able foxy worm eaten crop of 18S0.
The Journal reports last week's New
Yerk market as fellows :
Pennsylvania Crep '78 : 300 cases ;
fillers, 12 te 12i cents; running, ; wrap
pers, 30 te 45 cents.
Connecticut Crep '79 : 130 caes run
ning, low grades, 15 te 10 cents. Crep
'78 : 60 cases, wrappers, 32 cents.
Ohie Crep '78 : 105 cases, running,
Havana Market active. Prices remain
Sales of seed leaf tobacco reported hy J.
S. Gans' Sen & Ce,, tobacco brokers, 84
aud 80 Wall street, New Yerk, for the
week ending July 12 :
350casesl879 New England, 16c; 100
cases 1879 de. de. seconds, 10c; 3tl0 cases
1879 Pennsylvania, 18(7r22c; 50 cases 1878
New Yerk, 8e.; 100 eases sundries, 9(W
18c. Total, 900 cases.
The Lecal Tobacco Trade.
It is impossible for us te ascertain hew
much of the crop of 1879 changed hands
in this eity and county last week.
Dealers arc very shy as te making known
their operations. The general statement
is that "the market is quiet," and it is
net probable that five hundred cases
changed hands during the week, and yet
it said by some of the knowing ones that
much mere of the '79 crop has been sold
than has thus far been reported. As this
is a matter chiefly concerning buyers and
sellers, if they cheese te keep their deal
ing secret thtfy have a right te de se.
The new crop is doing fairly, but is en
the whole net very forward in growth. A
few house-grown patches have been topped,
many crops leek very well and will seen be
ready for topping, but many mere are as
yet quite backward, and it is impossible
te predict what may be the outcome.
There is plenty of time te
make splendid crops if the
weather prove propitious. If it
should prove otherwise the crop may
prove otherwise. It is never safe te count
one's chickens before they are hatched.
Thus far there have been a number of in
vigorating showers, but like Oliver Twist
the greedy plants arc still crying for mere.
A geed soaking rain just new would de a
world of geed.
Tobacco Prospects Personal
Washington and its vicinity takes front
rank iu the list of tobacco growing dis
tricts. In every street or read, lane or
alley, and en either side for a long distance
is seen tobacco patches, averaging from an
acre te four or five acres in dimensions.
Within the last four weeks there have been
several showers that have been of much
advantage te the young plants, but they
were net se prolonged and soaking
as might be wished. The large major
ity of fields are net se far advanced as
usual at this time of year, but they are
set and no longer liable te the rav
ages of the ant and cut-worm.
There are some patches with leaves
from six te ten inches long ; these are ex
ceptions, net the rule. Among the latter
may be mentioned the growing crops of
Mr. Isaac Slniltz and 3Ir. J. Staman, in
the "lower end;" their plants arc large,
are growing fast and "lay out" finely.
In some fields the plants are tall, but the
leaves far apart. Just outside the bor
ough iu the northern end, there are a
number of fine fields in what is known as
"Shultztown." They are-the property of
the Messrs. Shultz, who are very success
ful tobacco farmers. Frem present ap
pearances, however, a highly creditable
report from this section may be predicted
when the tobacco market epms. The
crop en the river islands leeks very prom prem
ising, and Mr. Andrew Kane, the genial
proprietor of the "lower hotel" and a
large and successful planter, who has a
number of acres out en large islands, says
the river tobacco will " beat it all." Be
this as it may, Washington need net fear
when the time comes for her te hand in
an account of her tobacco stewardship.
Mr. Jehn Metzgar, of Columbia, lias
taken charge of the Susquehanna hotel.
Mr. M. is au old landlord and knows hew
te run a hotel.
Mr. J. K. Shuitz and wife have left for a
tour te Niagara Falls and the lakes.
Dr. Samuel Pigmau, fresh from the
walls of that eminent medical institution.
Jeffersen college, and u student of Dr.
Craig, of Columbia, has migrated te our
town and hung out his "shingle." Success
Fishing is very little indulged in at pit-sent.
All our citizens are new fishing in
the tobacco fields for the cut-worm. Oc
casionally we hear of "big hauls" but
they are few and far between.
The Negro Campmeetliig Ht Oiiarryvllle
Lurge Crowd and IiitereliiigVterit-r.
Yesterday a colored campmeeting was
held in C. M. Hess's weeds near tjuarry
villc. The meeting was gotten up by
several enterprising hucksters. It was cc
tensivcly advertised throughout the coun
ty, and the crowd present during the day
was very large, there being at least 1,500
people en the grounds in the afternoon.
An excursion train left this city at half
past eight o'clock iu the morning, taking
about two hundred passengers, including
a dozen or mere colored people, tuning
whom were Rev. Mr. Keels, Rev. Matthew
Mark Diggs, Mrs. Juliu Hunter and ethers.
Besides these colored people there
were many en the ground from
the surrounding country, and the
whole number would probably reach sev
enty five, including the children.
There were many colored men of the
"Old Black Jee" stripe en the ground,
and several very old ladies.whe manifested
great interest in the services. The day
was very warm, and although the woe.U
is very thick with trees it was impossible
te find a place cool enough te remain fin
ally length of time. Notwithstanding tin:
intense heat, the scats around the pulpit
were crowded during the time of service,
and it was almost impossible te obtain
standing room sufficiently near te hear
what was going en.
In the morning the services, which !
gan at 10 o'clock, were conducted by Jehn
Francis Trainer, a noted colored ditiuu
from the Welsh mountains, who dclivcicd
au eloquent sermon, the subject of which
has net been learned as yet, te a large audi
ence. After the sermon in the forenoon it
was announced that Rev. William II.
Keels, of Lancaster, would speak in the
afternoon. At 2 o'clock Mr. Keels took
the stand before a tremendous audien -r
and sKike for at least an hour en ' Th
Four Horses," or as William said. "De Feb
Hesses." "De red boss, de black boss, d
pale boss and de white boss," which hi
said were emblems of war, sin. death
and purity. William grew very eloquent
during his sermon, which was by far the
best one of the day. He spoke very loud,
the perspiration steed in large drops mi
his forehead and a large linen duster that
he were was wet from the cellar almost to te
the tail. After Mr. Keels had ceuchidt d
Hev. Diggs arose and preached a sermon "
in his own original style. During the day
the vocal music was furnished by the men
and women. These from Lancaster dii:
the most of the singing. Such songs a
"Rell, Jorden Rell," "Gospel Engine.
&c, were rendered in campmeeting styw
te the great delight of the audience, many
of whom had likely never before atteudi-d
a colored campmeeting.
The affair was a meat success te the
managers of it, who certainly cleared a
geed round sum. The colored people were
given the proceeds of the collections and
they should have netted a handsome
sum, as the hat was passeil around no It.ss
than five times during the day.
The train for this city left Quarryville
at 8 o'clock in the evening, arriving here
about 9. The crowd en beard was very
tired and many of the cellars and shit t
fronts looked as though the sun had
played havoc with them. The passen
gers were all in geed humor, however, es
pecially the colored people, who enter
tained the persons iu their car by hinjjiii"
Frem Our Own Corrctpendrtir.
The Democrats of the Third want inetf
at Mack's ball, comer Fourth and Unieu
streets en Saturday evening for the pur
pose of forming a Hancock aud Hn;lish
campaign club. There was a large at
tendance. Mr. Frank Cristy was elected
president and Jehn Carliu secretary. )n:
hundred and eighty names were placed en
the roll of membership. Addresses con
gratulating the Democrats en the nomina
tion of Hancock and English were made.
At a meeting of the Keystone Democrat
ic club held at their hall en Third street,
Friday evening, the following wen; ap
pointed an executive committee from t he
Third ward club.
First ward Jacob Sucath, C. F. Yeung.
Lewis Filbert, Jehn McCall.
Second ward W. II. Grier, S. P.
Medcrwcll, J. C. Clark, J. Klincsmith.
It was decided te have the club room
opened every evening, and te have the
Democratic papers of the state en file.
Council met en Friday evening last, thi.
fijiance committee reported as fellows :
Kalance en hand after last report ini.V,
I'eckiu. Collector IMiO. fV-i'w
Herslicy Collector 1S7 i;.ss
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Chief Utirgcss License
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Orders jmUiI iiiulat K:ierts.
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Uulanccen hand .-. $.,fr7.!i
The opera house clock is out of order.
The Vigilant steamer Ne. 2, is again en
Council decided te held one meeting a
month instead of two as heretofore.
Messrs. Hcrshey, Musser and Filbert
were appointed a committee te hear ap
peal of Shawnee fire company, Ne. 3, why
the tine imposed should be remitted.
Market en Saturday morning was wel L
attended ; butter high and scarce ; vege
tables of all kinds plenty and cheap.
Mr. S- C. Swartz, ice dealer, lest a valua
ble horse en Friday night.
The Mishlcr deg tax is te be imposed en-