Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, July 20, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster Intelligencer.
The discovery that the supreme court
of the United States has adjudged the
case which involved Garfield's DeGelyer
pavement fee is well calculated te pro
duce the most lively consternation in the
tanks of his rash Republican defenders.
Judge Swayne's decision and his severe
and sweeping remarks upon the part
which Garfield took in the matter are
published contemporaneously with a
fresh defense which the Republican can
didate gives out for himself as an inter
view with his campaign biographer. In
his last statement Garfield "denies re
ceiving any share of the profits or any
pay for either his influence or services in
any matter directly or indirectly con
nected with the scandalous contract."
In se doing he presents a striking con
trast with the exultant tone of the con
tractors who wrote te each ether most
jubilantly after they had secured him,and
dwelt with intense satisfaction en the
fact that they had employed as their
attorney the chairman of the com
mittee en appropriations who held
the purse strings of the nation. lie was
retained te argue their case; he was
paid a $5,000 fee out of their money, and
thenceforth they considered him their
ceunseller in all matters affecting their
interests most certainly in his position
of controlling the appropriation te which
they must leek te get their money. If
there was any doubt about this it was
cleared up by the subsequent develop
ments of the case. The thieves fell out
among themselves and their contention
came into court in Chicago, whence the
suit was appealed te the United States
supreme court, where in the ad
judication of it Justice Swayne an Ohie
man and a Republican used this forci
ble language :
The agreement with Gen. Garfield, a
member of Congress, te pay him $5,000 as
a contingent fee for procuring a contract
which was itself made te depend upon a
future appropriation by Congress which
appropriation could only come from a com
mittee of which he was chairman was a
sale of official influence, which no veil can
cover, against the plainest principles of
public policy. Ne counsellor-at-law, while
holding high office, has a right te put
himself in a position of temptation, and
under pretense of making a legal argument
exert his official influence upon public
officers dependent upon his future action.
Certainly the courts of justice will never
lend themselves te enforce contracts ob
tained by such influence."
This is net the mudslinging of a polit
ical campaign, but the calm judicial ut
terance of the highest tribunal of law in
the country. It must be recognized as
conclusive upon a hearing of the facts
and it stamps Gen. Garfield's connection
with the DeGelyer contract as wholly
indefensible and fatal te his political as
pirations. A Valuable History.
The argument of Cel. MeClure in
the Steinman-IIensel disbarment case of
which we te-day begin the publication of
a literal report will be read with wide
interest, net se much because f the
local and personal issues which are in
velved in its discussion, as for the grave
question of constitutional liberty and
judicial usurpation which it presents in
such masterly style. The history of
judicial infirmities in this state is a very
curious and interesting one, and Cel.
MeClure has rendered great service te
the profession by his compilation of it
and his forcible presentation of the
guides and the warnings which it
affords. The example of the early iui-
lieachiuent of the state judges who "as
sumed that with the common law had
come all the despotic power of judges
necessary in England te sustain the
omnipotence of the crown ;" the roman
tic history of Judge Baird, who sat in
the famous Austin case ; Judge Irwin's
curious experience, and the numerous
illustrations presented of the necessity
for the press te vindicate the integrity of
the bench when it fails te vindicate
itself, are landmarks in the history of
Pennsylvania jurisprudence. They
concur in pointing the single moral of
Cel. McClure's whole argument :
It is worthy of notice, however, that
these errors de net come from these te
whom the bar. the press and the public
point as the ornaments of the sanctuary of
justice. Great judges de net grasp ler
the extreme powers conferred upon courts
te enable them te enforce process and corn
Del Dublic confidence in the administration
of the laws. The Bairds, the Stantens
and the Pattersons de it : the Gibsons, the
Blacks and the Woodwards have never
done it. It is the petty judge and the cer
rapt judge that loves despotism and per
verts the law te its own degradation, while
able and reputable judges command pub
lic respect by their fidelity te justice and
have no uses for their extreme powers te
punish their fees.
Meukitt was appointed collector of
New Yerk te succeed Arthur the Re
publican candidate for vice president,
because Arthur was an opponent of
civil service reform. Se offensive was
his;efiicial conduct that the geed Mr.
Hayes felt impelled te say in dismissing
him, " you have made the custom house
a centre of partisan political manage
ment," and Jehn Sherman in his letter
of dismissal used this language: "Gress
abuses of administration have continued
and increased during your incumbency ;"
" Persons have been regularly paid by
you who have rendered little or no ser
vice ; the expenses of your office have in
creased, while its receipts have dimin
ished. Bribes, or gratuities in the shape
of bribes, have been received by your
subordinates in several branches of the
custom house, and you have in no case
supported the effort te correct these
abuses." This same stone that was re
jected by Hayes and Sherman became
the head of the corner at Chicago
and Arthur is endorsed by both Hayes
and Sherman for the second highest
office in the nation. Worse than this,
comes the report that as Merritt cannot
consistently abuse his office te elect
Arthur, he is te be displaced te make
room for some one who will continue and
increase "gross abuses of administra.
tien" te serve the exigencies of the Re
publican party. That would be in accord
with the kind of civil service reform we
iave bad from Washington.
The first bale of Georgia cotton of this
season arrived in Albany, Ga., en Satur
day afternoon, and sold for 15 cents per
pound. It is the earliest bale of cotton
ever produced in any season in that state.
Tub State Teachers' association will meet
in Yerk en July 27, 28 and 29th, when B.
F. Shaub, of this city, will deliver the in
augural address. Among the papers are
the following te be read by Lancaster
county educators : Women vs. Hen as
Teachers, Prof. J. S. Stahr, Franklin and
Marshall college; Star Study J. D. Pyott,
Lancaster ; JEsthetics in the Scheel
Roem, Mrs. Mayne B. Archer, Lititz;
Teachers' Studies and Degrees, E. O.Lyte,
Millers ville.
An early official report, received by the
American steel and iron association, of
British experts of iron and steel te the
United States shows a great falling off
during June. The figures for the past
four months are : June, 120,530 tens ;
May 165, 3G2 tens ; April, 234,478 tens;
March, 202,170 tens. The total British
iron and steel experts te the United States
from January 1st te June 30th, were 986,
291 tens, of which G71,3GG tens were pig
and old iron ; 128,088 tens rails ; 29,583
tens steel, un wrought ; 82,805 tens tin
plates ; 31,312 tens hoops and sheets, and
43,130 tens bars, etc.
Genekaij Neai. Dew has accepted
the Prohibition nomination for presi
dent in a letter which indicates his
intention te stick. Seme of our Republi
can friends pretend te feel confident that
he will net poll 500 votes in his own state.
Even if he should net, hew many votes
have the Republicans of Maine te spare?
Last year they polled every voter they
could bring te the polls, and then were in
a minority of nearly a thousand. Maine
is a doubtful state, and General Neal
Dew's candidacy doesn't help the Repub
licans any.
General Smkiiuax arrived at Yankton,
Dakota, en Sunday night, and left yester
day morning for the East.
Jehn Palmer, a well-known bookbinder
of Philadelphia, died yesterday at Cape
May, N. J., of paralysis, in his j74th year.
Attorney General Devens left Washing
ton yesterday for New Yerk and Bosten.
He will be absent from Washington for
three weeks.
Hen. Jacou BRiNKEniiOFF,agcd 70 years,
died at Mansfield, Ohie, yesterday, He
was the author of the original draft of the
famous Wilniet proviso and was judge of
the supreme court of Ohie from 1850 te
Rev. II. M. Kieffer, pastor of the Re
formed Church of the Ascension, Norris
town, having been granted a leave of ab
sence of four weeks, has arrived with his
family in Lancaster, where he will spend
the greater part of the vacation.
The arrangements for the annual conven
tion of the American Bankers' association
at Saratoga en the 12th and 13th of August
are completed. Among the special topics
for discussion will be the silver question.
Secretary Sherman has premised te address
the convention en resumption and refund
ing. Chairman Jewem. often likes te tell
hew he went out of Grant'scabinet, or was
" fired out," one bright summer morning.
He had net the remotest idea of what was
coming when he received a message from
General Grant saying that his presence
was desired at the White Heuse. He
thought there must be some trouble about
some postelficc, se he walked into the pres
ident's office in his usual festive manner
and smiled a bland geed morning upon
the great man. The smile was net returned.
" Mr. Jewell, I want you te sit down at
that table right ever there and write your
resignation," said the president. Mr. Jew
ell did net have breath enough te ask why
or wherefore, or te make any resistance,
but quietly sat down and wrote his " little
piece," as the president desired. Then he
walked out without another word and
went ever te the department and closed up
his business.
The Career of a Successful Business Man
Who Itullt Up Ills Native City.
William Calder, a wealthy and leading
citizen of Harrisburg, died at his home in
that city yesterday. He was born July 31,
1821, in Harrisburg, and at an early age
became actively interested in the business
of his father's stage coach line and he nat
urally grew into the canal and railroad in
terests of the state. In 1851 he assumed
the management of his father's whole bus
iness, which was very extensive. In
1857 he undertook the completion of
the Lebanon Valley read, en the
failure of its contractors, making him
self personally responsible for the wages of
the men engaged en it. In 1S5S Mr. Cal
der became one of the partners in the
well known banking firm of Cameren, Cal
der, Eby & Ce., which afterward became
the First national bank of Ilarrisburg, of
which Mr. Calder became president. In the
same year he was elected a director of the
Northern Central railroad and took an
active part in preserving the supremacy of
Pennsylvania interest in that corporation.
At the breaking out of the rebellion Mr.
Calder rendered the government very im
portant services, through his large knowl
edge, in the purchase of horses, supplying
no less than 42,000 nerses and 67,000 mules
during the war, and establishing prices for
them'se low as te effect a very great saving
te the government in this department of its
supplies. He was at this time very largely
engaged in financial operations.
Mr. Calder never neglected an oppor
tunity te aid the material prosperity of
Ilarrisburg. He was one of the originators
of the Ilarrisburg car works, and in 18G3
was one of the projectors of the Lochiel
rolling mills, which continue yet in success
ful operation and with which he and Simen
Cameren have ever since been identi
fied, liaising $300,000 he reorganized the
Harrisburg cotton mills company and
placed it en a firm foundation, and when
this was en the way as a profitable
investment he succeeded in starting
the Harrisburg foundry and machine shops
which new employ about 1,500 men. This
was followed by Jthe erection of the (fire
brick works and by influential steps te sc
sure thefeunding of the Pennsylvania
steelworks at Baldwin. He has been an
officer of very many ether companies of a
business character and during his lifetime
distributed a fortune te charities. He was
a Republican in politics, but did net seek
office, and his highest position of that kind
was as a member of the Harrisburg coun
cil. William Calder will be. missed from the
business life of Harrisburg, and his death
will be felt in ether parts of the state.
Wm. Mumma, aged 18, son of Rev. I. C.
Mumma, a U. B. preacher of Annville,
Lebenen county, has been cut te pieces en
the Lebanon Valley railroad near Palmyra.
Indulges In Seme Pertinent Observations),
Lancaster, July 19, 1880.
Messrs. Editors : As there has been a
geed deal said in your columns about my
arrest at the City hotel a few days age, I
deem it net out of place for me te make
a few statements.
I want te say te the citizens of Lancas
ter that my arrest was hasty and ill-advised.
I came te your city, advertised my
business in the papers, and immediately
went te work canvassing, passing out my
business cards wherever I went. This fact
of itself ought te have been sufficient te
secure me from the unjust suspicion te
which I was subjected. I had, however,
only worked three days, making many
pleasant acquaintances and friends, when
I was tapped upon the shoulder by a pe
liceman and informed that I was charged
with entering a room, breaking open a
trunk, and "feloniously" taking therefrem
a silver watch and ether jewelry. The
reason given for the suspicion was that I
had been seen going te and from my room
a geed many time during the day, my room
being en the same fleer en which the rob
bery was committed.
New I had engaged that room, paid for
it, and naturally enough considered my
self entitled te go te and from it
as often as I desired, or as often as
necessary. The very fact that se many
persons saw me going te and from my
room or up and down stairs is sufficient
evidence te any reasonable person that I
made no effort te conceal my going and
coming. I am aware that when a man is
robbed he feels that the matter will net
admit of delay, that something must be
done, and quickly. However, in all cases,
it is best te use judgment In this case
Mr. Frick ought te have made some in
quiry what my business was and hew I
was attending te it. Had he done se he
would have discovered, that I had a
business in a neighboring city and was
then vigorously engaged working it up in
Had he thus informed himself, and given
the facts the Chief Deichlcr, I am quite
sure the chief would never have advised
him te arrest me. In se doing he thus
wasted his time, and gave the real thief
a chance te escape. These facts show
either a want of judgement or bad advisers.
It is net only uncomfortable but very in
jurious and a serious matter te be placed
iu the hands of an officer upon such a
charge no matter hew false it may be.
There is always a pesibility of injuring an
innocent man te a far greater degree even
financially than all the stolen property is
worth.te say nothing of the discomfort at
tending such an arrest. I am fully con.
vinced that my business has been injured
at least double the amount of Mr. Flick's
published losses, te which may be added
the mortification of being roughly intro
duced into the society of the fleas and bed
bugs of a damp and noisome cell of Lan
caster city prison. I want te say te Lancas
ter citizens and through them te the whole
world, that the people's liberties ought net
te be held se lightly. The sunlight of
liberty is tee precious a been te be thus
snatched away en se slight a pretext.
Character is tee valuable te each individual
te be thus lightly sacrificed.
As regards what the reporters have said
during my confinement I shall say nothing,
from the fact that they are expected te
write and print everything they hear
about such an occurrence, net stepping te
analyze very closely. As regards my per
sonal character, I have no fear of its suffer
ing among these who knew me, at my
home in Reading or among my business
acquaintances iu Allcntewn, Bethlehem,
Pettsvillc or any ether town in which I
have done business. Net even in Lancas
ter, for my intention is te continue here
until I finish up the business for which I
came, thus giving the citizens of Lancas
a chance te judge for themselves.
Notwithstanding my full and entire ac
quittal before the justice, I deem it only
fitting and proper that I should make
these statements te your readers,
lam, respectfully,
Leander E. Huggins,
48 North 5th street, Reading, Pa.
Baseball: At Trey Trey City 12,
Chicege 9. At Springfield Cleveland 4,
Nationals 1.
The steamer Desseuk, having the Egyp
tian obelisk en beard, arrived in New
Yerk harbor last night, and will go up te
the city te-day.
Frederick Sewall, the t7-year-eld son of
Dr. F. R. Sewall, of Brooklyn, was
drowned in Great Neck Pend, N. J., by
the capsizing of a small row-beat which
he attempted te sail.
A three-year-old child named Ella Carr,
daughter of the section foreman of the
N. Y. P. & O. R. R, at Greenville, while
unobserved by her parents, ran away up
the track and was instantly killed.
The body of the boy Johnny Cain, who
disappeared in New Orleans en June 27th,
was found yesterday in a vault en his
father's premises. It is believed that he
fell in accidentally.
An excursion train going from Teledo te
Indianapolis, en the Wabash railroad, ran
off the track yesterday morning and was
wrecked. One passenger was killed and
forty ethers injured, sixteen seriously and
at least three fatally.
General Manager J. E. Wootten, Chief
Engineer William Lerenz and General
Traffic Manager J. Lewrio Bell, forming
the beard of appraisers of the Reading
railroad company, started yesterday after
noon upon a tour of inspection of the prop
erty of the incorporation.
A violent cyclone and bail storm visited
Menree county, Mich., en Sunday after
noon. All vegetation was destroyed in a
path seven miles long by from half a mile
te a mile wide, and several beusesand barns
were wrecked. The damage is estimated
at $20,000.
The City hotel, at Flint, Michigan, kept
by A. Payne and owned by Mrs. J. Mc
Dermott, was burned en Saturday night.
The less is between $7,000 and $10,000;
insurance, $5,000. Seme of the boarders
barely escaped with their lives, getting
out of second and third-story windows.
Geerge Lewis, well connected in Wil
mington, Del., has been cowhided by
Mrs. Jehn W. McCoy, because, as she
alleges, he slandered her. Mrs. McCoy
drove out with her husband te the place
where Lewis was employed, and the hus
band held a pistol te his head while the
woman inflicted the chastisement.
AnnMolley, in attempting te cress the
tracks of the siding of Philadelphia and
Reading railroad at the Kohineor colliery
was struck by an engine and run ever.
Beth legs were severed from the body and
she was otherwise horribly mangled. She
is a widow and mother of seven children.
She cannot recover.
A fire in a large four-story building en
First avenue, between Twenty-ninth and
Thirtieth streets, New Yerk, caused a
less last night which is estimated at $300,
000. The portion of the building destroy
ed was occupied by various rnanufacturing
firms ; the ether portion, occupied by the
brewery of Herman Eehler and the malt
beuse of Arneld & Bernheimer, escaped
the flames.
The boiler of a steam saw mill near
Barresville, Charlette county, Va., ex
ploded en Saturday with terrific force,
killing one colored man, fatally wounding
an empleye named Bryant and severely
wounding five ethers The body of the
man who was killed was very much
mangled and pieces thereof were scattered
for a distance of fifty yards around. The
engine, weighing five thousand pounds,
was blown twenty yards away.
Jonathan Carey, of Frankford, Del., a
wealthy farmer, committed suicide by
jumping down the well in the yard. He is
about sixty years of age and leaves a wife
and children. He was the owner of quite
a large landed estate. Temporary here
ditary insanity is supposed te be the cause
of the suiciec. His brother, Jesiah S.
Carey, two or three years age shot him
self. The present victim has given evi
dence of derangement for some months
past, but his family would net acknowl
edge it te the neighbors.
At Duckwcll's grocery, six miles from
Louisville, Cash Davidsen, a wealthy
young farmer, came into the grocery in
toxicated, and first tried te sheet an un
offending negre, but was prevented by
Duckwell. Then Alexander Tayler came
in te buy a bottle of beer. Davidsen said
he could net have it, and seizing a gun,
pursued Tayler te the deer, and as Tayler
threw a brick at him he fired, killing lay lay
ler instantly. Then beating another negre
en the head with the butt of the gun, he
get into his buggy and drove off.
Pcters's large flouring mill, at Franklin,
has been laid in allies by an incendiary
Samuel Hi ins, a deaf mute, Hamburg.
Berks county, was struck and instantly
killed by lightning.
Near Meadvllle, a German emigrant aged
35, stuck his head out of the car window
and striking the bridge completely tore the
upper portion of his head off, scattering
his brains both iu and outside the coach.
His wife and two children occupied scats
beside him.
Justus Heffman, a shoemaker, shot his
wife and baby at Pittston last evening.
The infant was killed and its mother mor
tally wounded. Heffman, who was drunk
at the time, was taken te the Wilkesbarre
jail under a strong guard te prevent him
from being lynched.
Ralph Gibbens, aged thirty-eight, who
started from Ashland en Saturday night
for his home at Centralia, was found near
Central ia horribly mangled and uncon
scious. It is alleged he was beaten by
companions who had attended a dance
with him that night. He cannot recover.
The authorities are investigating the af
The Tobacco Fields of Druraere.
" The tobacco crop of the southern end
of the county will rank favorably with that
or any ether scetien," was the answer
given te us by a prominent grower of
Drumore township when asked as te the
tobacco outlook. A leek at a number 'of
fields green with tobacco plants con
vinced us of this fact. AH around Chest
nut Level, Smithvillc and the Buck the
growing weed leeks remarkably line,
while at Fairfield and vicinity in many
places it is nearly ready for topping. In
company with several extensive planters
we scoured this end of the county, and
were shown the finest fields, but with none
were we se favorably impressed as with
that in the immediate vicinity of Fairfield.
Dr. Glacken, taught by the experience of
former years has a number of acres out
this year, mostly of the famous "Gless-
ncr" variety ; and te facilitate the curing
of his crop he has erected a large and com
plete store or curing house. It is roomy,
well ventilated, supplied with a large elo ele elo
vater, has a commodious cellar beneath
and all around are tables te be used for
stripping. As a whole it is one of the most
complete houses of the kind in this end of
the ceuuty.
Mr. James G. McSparran has also erect
ed a large warehouse en his farm.
Nearly all the growers in this end seem
te be aiming for late tobacco, and te have
been very reluctant te plant cars. The
late rains here helped the growing plants
considerably, although in some places the
floods for the reads and fields at some
points were inundated washed numbers
of plants away, but the extent of damage
by water is net se great as was at first
Fairfield is te have a Hancock pole rais
ing. The Odd Fellewshall will be opened
for the speakers, a baud will be hired and
the boys will have a grand time.
The late storm has net been very destruc
tive te the growing crops. The lightning
played havoc among the trees and the
wind and rain laid low the waving corn and
eats, but as a whole it was a blessing
rather than an injury.
Struck by an Overhead Bridge.
Near Downingtown, this morning, Jacob
Merrett, brakeman en extra freight engine
Ne. 117, west, was found lying dead en
the top of one of the cars of his train. It
is supposed he was struck by the overhead
bridge at Bryn Mawr, instantly killed and
lay en the top of the car until he was dis
covered near Downingtown. His body
was left at Downingtown for the purpose
of having an inquest held en it, after
which it will be forwarded for burial at
Harrisburg, the late home of the deceased.
Mr. Merrett was a young man, unmarried.
Rlile Sheeting.
Yesterday a number of gentlemen from
this city, who will be members of the rifle
club which will shortly be organized,
spent the day rifle sheeting en the farm of
Senater Mylin. They used a regulation
target and a long range rifle, the distance
beiug 800 yards. Mr. A. C. Kepler made
a number of bull's eyes, and all of the
ether gentlemen were able te hit the tar
get. Freight Wreck.
Last night about 12 o'clock two large
coal cars, which were being shifted at the
Pennsylvania freight depot, jumped the
track at a curve in the siding. The wheels
were tern from the bodies, but no ether
damage was done. The Parkesburg wreck
train was sent for and the cars were placed
en the track after some work.
Sale of Henes.
Samuel Hess & Sen, auctioneers, sold
yesterday at the Merrimac house, at public
sale, for Daniel Legan, 17 head of horses,
at an average of $161 per head ; one out of
the let was sold for $361.
Chopped and Sawed and Mutilated.
It Gees Up After Lying for Sixty Heur m
the Gutter.
The "magnificent" Garfield pole in front
of Ziegler's hotel, East King street, which
the ITete Era ventured te predict would be
up in half an hour, was finally get into
position last evening between 6 and 7
o'clock, after lying in gutter for sixty
As was stated in yesterday's Intelli
gencer, after the most frantic and long
continued efforts en part of the managers
te put the pole up en Saturday, the job was
at last abandoned at 3 o'clock en Sunday
morning, at which hour the awkwardly
spliced stick broke in two. And there it
lay all day Sunday, the laughing stock of
the Democratic boys, the shame of the
Rads and an eye-sere te the community at
large. It was regarded by the hundreds of
people who went te see it, with much the
same interest that would be bestowed en a
dead sea-serpent, or ether defunct mon
ster, and a few curiosity-hunters plucked
from its bushy top a withered leaf or two
te preserve as mementoes of the great fiz
zle. On Monday morning an inquest was held
en its remains by the political doctors. It
was pronounced te be as dead as the bull
rushes round little Moses. Its shoulder
joint was fatally fractured, its trunk was
cut in two and its bushy head was twisted
out of all proportion. It was resolved,
however, te dissect it, and set up its skel
eton as an anatomical curiosity. Se they
went te work and chopped about eleven
feet right out of the middle of it. The
defective shoulder-joint was entirely re
moved, and the opposing Bull-Ring and
Heg-Riug ends of the leg were tapered
down se as te make them fit. Ed Edgerley
was directed te make a new set of heavy
clips or bands te held the two fractions
of the pole together, and it was resolved
te cut off one of the crooked, top-heavy
limbs that formed the crown of the pole.
It was late in the afternoon before all
these arrangements were completed and
the two pieces were securely spliced.
Meantime Alderman Jehn Smith, who had
refused en Saturday te lean his derrick
and tackle te the drunken committee who
had been sent for it, was approached by a
sober committee, aud te them he leaned
the apparatus. The derrick was put up a
short distance east of the pole, and when
all was in readiness the "boys" many
of whom were colored went te work with
a will, and before 6 o'clock in the evening
had lifted the pole into place. The ropes
broke only once, and the only ether acci
dent that happened was the killing of a
deg by the falling of one of the long preps
used te support, the pole. This prep, which
was probably forty feet long, fell within a
few inches of a little boy's head, and came
very near crushing him te death.
The boys cheered when the pole went up,
but their cheers were of a half-hearted
sickly kind, and when they took a leek at
the stick, they were by no means pleased
with it. The butt is tee heavy for the
splice ; the splice is crooked, and the top
of it, instead of standing erect, leans away
off towards the north. As a whole, the
boys find it impossible te enthuse ever the
job, and if they had te de it again they
wouldn't de it at all.
One of the amusing features of the long-drawn-out-pole
raising was "Grizzly"
Bair's prophecy. He said, " Gentlemen,
just as easy as that pole gees up, se easily
will Garfield beat Hancock." Grizzly has
found out that the Rads have a bigger job
en hand than he imagined.
The thinnest of their excuses for their
failure te erect the pole en Saturday, and
the meanest of mean insinuations, are
these contained in the JVeic Era and Ex
aminer, that the ropes were cut by Demo
crats. The Era says that two or three
gentlemen "saw a razor glisten just be
fore the rope snapped." Doesn't the Era
knew that the Democrats don't carry
razors? Concealed deadly weapons of this
character are only carried by black Repub
licans. Kennedy Killian, who climbed the pole,
after its erection, te take off the ropes and
nail en the beards bearing the names of the
candidates, distinguished himself by his
daring, if we de net say recklessness. With
the aid of a pair of telegraph spurs he went
up the pole like a cat, and when at a great
height, while nailing en the beard his
spurs slipped from their held in the weed
and he was left dangling there, clinging te
the poie with one arm was feared by
these who were looking en that he would
fall, but with great presence of mind he
"righted " himself, finished his work, and
drank a bottle of beer that was sent up te
him en a rope.
Gap Items.
On Thursday night last some daring
robbers entered the cellar of Mr. H. Fex
aud carried off a keg of mackerel, leaving
only two small fishes lying en the lum
ber close by the house. They escaped
without anyone hearing them. Thence
they proceeded te Mr. II. M. Sweigart's
restaurant and forced their way in and
helped themselves te candies, tobacco and
cigars, taking with them for some distance
the ice cream and freezer, and they de
voured the cream and left the freezer.
They also entered Mr. David Frantz's
mill, carrying the safe out, opening it and
getting nothing for their labors. Ne clue
has as yet been ascertained of their where
abouts. The festival held in Penn Monument
hall, en Saturday evening last, proved te
be a great success, there being a very
large attendance and the evening being
very favorable. The proceeds are for the
benefit of the Gap M. E. church. Every
body seems te be willing te lend a helping
hand toward this geed cause, and the com
mittee extended a vote of thanks te the
Presbyterian brethren for the kindness
they have shown in helping te liquidate
the debt of the Gap M. E. church. There
was an abundance of all the delicacies of
the season. The festival closed at a late
hour, and almost everything was disposed
of, realizing $103.25.
Returning Heme.
Messrs. Lindemuth, Musselman and
Mehaffcy, of Marietta, the latter a student
at Ycatcs Institute, passed through en
their way home en the 7:25 train last
evening. They started about two weeks
age for Philadelphia in a row beat via the
Pennsylvania and Unian canals and
Schuylkill river, but were compelled te
return before reaching their destination,
their beat becoming disabled at Reading.
The Quarryville and Reading and Col
umbia railroad employees received their
"dust" for the month of June te-day.
The car passed dewu the read at eleven
a Heuse Deluged by Water.
During the heavy rain which fell be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock, the water again
gathered in large quantities in the lower
part of Charlette street, between Lemen
and Walnut. The water from the fields
and streets in that part of the town all
flew into the street at that point, and
when the rain is heavy it rises very high
and the sewer will net carry it off. This
morning the street was again filled with
water, which again flowed through the
house of William O'Brien. The cellar was
ruu full of water, as indeed was the
whole lower part of the house. Mr.
O'Brien and family were awakened by the
noise, as were all the neighbors, who as
sisted him te save his property. The
carpets and furniture were badly damaged.
The stable of Cel. Miles was flooded by
water, and the cellar of Officer Flick's
house was filled te a depth of several feet.
There is certainly something wrong with
the street at this point. Seme of the water
which comes from that part of the town
should either be run off in another direc
tion or the sewer should be enlarged, for
in the present condition it will net carry
off the water which gathers there during
heavy rains. The place should certainly
be looked after by the street department.
It is said that Mr. O'Brien intends bring
ing a suit for damage against the city, as
it was only last Friday that his house was
The people who reside en Water street
and who had their houses flooded en Fri
day, saved their properties this morning by
hard work.
Reported Drowning Untrue.
It was reported in this city yesterday
that Alexander Killheffer, son of Jacob
Killheffer, who left some time age with
Geerge Rcimcnsnydcr and Harry Cooper
te take a trip through the Seuth, had been
drowned. It appears that the party se
cured a beat in Pittsburgh some time age
in which they rowed down the Ohie river.
After going some distance they fell in
with Harry Yonker and a young
man named Fester, also from this
city, by whom they were joined.
They proceeded down the river, aud, com
ing te a large curve in the stream, Rcim
ensnyder and Fester said they would take
the short way by walking across the coun
try, and would meet the ethers at a point
farther down the river. When Reimen
snyder and Fester arrived at this place
they were unable te find their friends, al
though they made a diligent search for
them. They then wrote te this city that
they feared that they were lest. This
gave the family of young Killheffer some
uneasiness for a time, but it was after
wards learned that a letter had been re
ceived from Yonker and party. They
stated that their party was safe, but were
unable te find Reimcnsnyder and friend.
I'elice Cases.
Geerge Bryer, a half-grown bootblack,
who has the reputation of being a bad boy
and who has been in prison several times
en short terms, had a hearing before Al
derman McConemy for being drunk and
disorderly. He was discharged with a rep
rimaud, and was told by the squire .that if
ever complaint is again made against him
he will be sent te prison. This boy is in
the habit of teasing smaller boys, throwing
stones and sticks at people, and it was for
this kind of a charge that hu v.'.is held.
There was no one in the station house
this morning.
Sue Martin, Charlette Grey and 'Sarah
Jane Wilsen, 'all colored, were arrested
this morning for being drunk and disorderly
by Chief Deichlcr. They will be heard by
Alderman A. F Dennelly.
William Anne, a little son of Alenzo
Anne, who is beyond the control of his
parents, was arrested last evening by Offi
cer Derwart. He was committed te prison
by Alderman A. F. Dennelly, and his
father will probably move te have him sent
te the house of refuge.
Remarkable Cases et Blindness.
Mr. Adam E. Ranck, of Fishing creek
mills, en the Columbia and Pert Deposit
railroad, is the owner of three sews, each
of which has, within a few weeks past,
given birth te a litter of pigs, and every
pig of the three litters is stone blind,
several of them having net the semblance
of an eye in the eye-seeket. In every
ether respect the pigs are perfect
and healthy. They are growing finely,
and seem te be endowed with unusually
geed hearing. It is quite amusing te see
them prick up their cars and listen, ap
parently with the keenest interest, te any
strange noise. The pigs are of the Chcsttr
white breed, and there are from ten te a
dozen in each litter. The sews and bears
from which they were bred have geed eyes.
Can any of enr scientists give a reason for
this wholesale blindness ?
Carpenter Injured.
Yesterday Samuel Jeffries and another
young man by the name of Rooney, who
are in the employ of Jehn Bachman, car
penter and builder, were at work en a new
tobacco shed en the premises of Jeremiah
Herr, in East Lampeter township. While
they were standing en a beard of a 'scaf
fold, about sixteen feet from the ground,
it tilted and threw them te the ground.
Rooney was bruised se badly as te be una
ble te go te work, and was brought te his
home in Lancaster. Jeffries was net hurt.
Twe Houses Broken Open.
On Saturday last the residences of Jehn
Henry and Jehn J. Tayler weie broken
into by thieves, while the families were
from home attending a picnic. The thief
stele a watch and chain, the property of
Mrs. Henry, and several small articles of
no great value were stolen from Mr. Tay Tay
eor's. Surety of the Feace
Casimcr Lichty, of the Eighth ward,
was before Alderman Barr last evening, te
answer complaints of assault and battery
and surety of the peace preferred against
him by Margaret Gettler. The charge of
assanlt was dismissed, but the accused
was held in bail te answer at court for
surety of the peace.
Put Out That Light.
At high neon te-day the street lamp in
front of Cy. McCaskey's house en
North Queen street above the
Pennsylvania railroad was burning
full head just as it had been burn
ing all last night and all forenoon te-day.
Whose duty is it te extinguish that lamp ?
The Humane Flcmc.
The picnic of the Humane firp company,
held yesterday afternoon and evening at
the Green Cottage, was a grand success in
every respect. Over one thousand persons
were present last evening. The affair was
very creditable te the Humane boy.
The " Journal's " Repert ter Last Week.
The busbies of the week was small in
deed. Our leaf men have settled down te
the conviction that till September their oc
cupation is gene. But then yes, then
there'll te a struggle and scamper among
manufacturers and jobbers for the choicest
of the '79 tobaccos. They will wildly ex
amine the samples of the myriads of cases
of new tobacco, and the sight of the bril
liantly developed leaves (Pennsylvania, es
pecially) will indeed turn them into
brighter and better men. Such, at least,
are the visions of the holders of '79 Penn
sylvania, which is all that in the slightest
degree lights up their at present desolate
existence. We avoid speaking solely of
the prospects of the '79 crop te-day, and
turn our attention te the growing crop.
Frem the reports in ether columns it
may be inferred that the state of Pennsyl
vania will turn out in the neighborhood "of
110.000 cases. Connecticut, probably 50.
000 ; Ohie, 40,000 ; New Yerk state, 20,
000; Wisconsin, 30,000.
An anticipated aggregate of 250,000
cases !
Heme consumption, 110.000 cases.
The '79 crop is computed te be 200,000
Figuring that the possible sales of '79
stock from new until January 1, 1S8S, wil 1
sum up 50,000 cases, there will be left
150.500 cases of '79 crop and 250,000 eases
of '80 crop.
Therefore by the first of next January
(granting that the 1880 crop will be pack
ed in cases by that time) the stock of seed
leaf tobacco in the United States will be
This is stupendous ; and never before in
the history of the tobacco trade of the
United States will such a state of affairs
have existed.
What does this teach ?
1. We must have our expert trade. It
can only be had by being able te sell at
very low figures.
2. The holders of '79 stock, especially
Pennsylvania, must act in accordance with
the situation and invite purchasers by
offering stock at low figures regardless
of purchasing prices. r
3 -The '80 crop, especially the medium
goods, must be bought at nominal figures.
wnile as te prices for really fine stock, the
greatest caution must be observed.
There are trying times ahead for our
leaf men. Only sagacity in the action of
our packers and exporters can prevent our
tobaccos from becoming a glut iu the mar
ket. Last week's transactions are confined te
the sale of probably 600 cases of old tobac
cos of various crops, with no change in
figures. Ne new tobacco was sold.
Havana is very active. The authentic
and reliable reports of the bad condition of
the new crop have at last stimulated mir
market, anil a geed jobbing business is iv
prrted at advanced figures.
Fine Tobacco at Marietta and Diinrcnl.
Mr. Jacob G. Krcider,a prominent farmer
near Landisville, says that in his recent
drives through the tobacct-grewiiig dis
tricts of our county he failed te find any
that was equal for size and regularity te
what was shown him while en a visit te
Marietta, notably a small tteld belonging
te Cel. Duffy, near the Pennsylvania rail
road depot, and thirteen acres of Jehn M.
Stauffcr's, adjoining town. The latter it is
been cutting and housing some of his
earliest plantingferseveral days past. There
are many ether fields in the neighborhood
that are very fine, and all in a fine glow
ing condition, free from worms and ether
enemies se far, premising at this writing a
large yield.
Who is te Blame t
Seme time age, at a fire, the Shilller
company ran out of their district anil were
lined $10 by the chief engineer. The
chairman of the fire committee was in
formed of this action by Mr. Fmd
ncy, but at the last meeting of
councils nothing was said by him in
regard te the matter. The chief also in
formed the chairman in regard te the
bursting of the new hose, but nothing
was heard of it afterwards. This explana
tion is due Mr. Fordney, as he has been
receiving the censure of some parties,
while he is net te blame.
Valuable Celt Stelen Near Aloigantewn.
A valuable two-year-old colt was stolen
during Sunday night from the pasture
field of Jacob Clingman, tenant farmer en
the Brunncr homestead farm in Carnarvon
township, Berks county. The thief was
evidently en horseback as the track of a
new shed horse, as also the hoof prints of
the colt, were followed as far as the top of
the Welsh mountain, ever a mile distant
from the field. The Concstega Vigilant
company are searching for the thief.
Narrow escape.
This morning about half-past five e'cl ck,
just as the fast line east was approaching
the passenger depot, one of Jehn K. Bit
ner's freight wagons, in charge of Peter
Weeds, was in the act of crossing the
track. The horses became frightened aud
the driver could net get them from the
track. Fortunately the engineer, Christ.
Heffmaltcr, took in the situation at a
glance, and applying the air brakes, stop step
ped his train just in time te save his horses
and wagon from being crushed beneath it.
The Ha aceck Straw Stack.
Jehn Sener, farmer at Willow Street,
threshed out some 1,600 bushels of wheat
from the harvesting of about 70 acres.
The straw from this enormous product has
been stacked in the barn yard in a " Han
cock stack," the equal of which cannot be
found in the county for size or shapeli
ness. Fire at Vesta Furnace.
The reef of the casting house of tl.e
Vesta furnace, Messrs. Watts, Truells &
Ce., Watts station, Pennsylvania railroad,
took fire yesterday and was partially de
stroyed. The less is fully covered by
insurance in the Queen, of Liverpool and
Londen, and the Lancaster County
Mutual insurance companies.
This forenoon as II. P. Krick, butcher,
from Mechanicsburg, was in the act of car
rying a quarter of beef into the Farmers'
Northern market, he slipped en the pave
ment and fell heavily, striking his fore
head against the bricks, bruising and cut
ting it badly.
Heavy Rains.
Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning a
very heavy fall of rain occurred in this city.
During the forenoon we have had a half
a dozen mere warm showers, which have
thoroughly soaked the ground, and ren
dered comparatively safe the corn, potato,
and tobacco crops.
Mining Bey.
Geerge Washington Schrciber, aged 18
years, disappeared from the home of his
father, Jehn E. Sehrciber, Warwick town
ship, en the 9th inst., and has net liecu
heard of ninee. Any information of his
whereabeut will be thankfully received
by his parent.