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MONDAY EVENING; JUiT 26, 1880.
It is a most remarkable story that tbe
Philadelphia Time gets from its New
Yerk correspondent about Chastine
Cox, and it is still mere remarkable if, as
he says, this story was known te and
concealed by Cox's counsel and a num
ber of newspaper men before he
was swung off for the accidental
killing of old Mrs. Hull in the
commission of an alleged felony. It is
remarkable that such a state of things
could exist; it is mere remarkable if his
counsel knowing them would net avail
himself of his knowledge te set up what
mi .nlil have certainly been a successful
technical defense for his client; it is
most remarkable of all that any New
Yerk newspaper reporter knowing these
facts should have hid them in his besom
for any sentimental reason.
Cox was convicted of murder and
hanged for it, net because he had killed
his victim with malice prepense of kill,
ing, but bewiuse he accidentally caused
her death while lie was engaged in the
penetration of another felony. If there
was no such ether felony there was no
murder, and the burden of proving the
felony fell uien the commonwealth.
Such proof as it had rested largely en
Cox's confession, and if such part of his
confession as would have relieved him
from the felonious imputation was with
i.i.i iiv tiis counsel, it does net seem
tu have been wisely iiorreperly se with
held. At the same time it will be well te re
member that the Times1 correspondent
is net infallible in his statement of facts
nor unfailing in the resources of his im
agination. In this case he is probably
simply testing the gullibility of the pub.
lie. A mere improbable story it would
be dillicult- te conceive.
Seme of the Republican journals hav
ing intimated that Gee. Bulleck, the
wealthy Republican manufacturer of
Montgomery county, who has declared for
Hancock, was a man without influence,
the Tinas sent a reporter up there te
see about it. He returns the informa
tion that Bulleck generally gives about
four times as inncli te the campaign
fund as any ether Republican in the dis
trict, that when he gees into acampaign
with interest he affects local results
about thirty-three per cent., that he is
strikingly popular with the three hun
dred veii-rs who work for him, that he is
e;:"-'j for Hancock and would give
hint a thousand votes if he had them,
and that among the Montgomery county
Republicans who are going with
him this trip may be counted
'such citizens as Gen. Wm. J. Bolten, a
lutllsearred veteran, who, after doing
geed service for the Union flag, has since
devoted much of his time te the inter
ests of the National Guard ; Dr. L. W.
Read, surgeon general of Gov. Heyt's
staff, who served as surgeon in the
Crimean war and also throughout the
Lite civil contest ; B. E. Chain, a promi
nent attorney, who wits one of Hancock's
playmates, and ether citizens of high
standing in the community. Besides
these are many men of less prominence,
who decline te ' come out ' for fear of
offending employers or for ether reasons,
but who will vote for Hancock while
supporting the Republican state and
Whex the rogues fallout the truth
luav lJ disclosed. The Examiner's
editor, late the political partner of Levi
Sensenig, tells editorially of the trick at
the Republican primary election of 1S79,
by which a fraud of 147 votes was per.
pirated at the Second ward in this cityf
in behalf of the Examiner's and Sen
senig's candidate for recorder. If such
things are done in the city, where an
extra numlier of "watchers" are pro pre
dided, what is done in the country where
in some districts the friends of one fac
tion or the ether often have it all their
own way. It seems that the latest device
of the ballot-liex stuffers and return
tinkers is te pack a fraudulent ballet
box during the day and when the polls
close they exchange it for the real one.
An "honest count" and "true re
turn " can then safely be made
of the packed box. This is the
trick, the Examihcr and New .Era tell
us, that is played by their party friends
upon each ether at primary elections
conducted under the general election law
and with the officers duly sworn and re re
siiensible in law.
In certain districts of this county the
Republicans have all the election officers.
If they will cheat each ether in the man
ner described what would they net de
against the Democracy when they have
the chance ?
It libs been pretty effectually demon,
started that it was net Justice Swayne
of the supreme court who said that Gen.
Garfield's acceptance of the $5,000 De
Golyer fee was "a sale of official influence!
which no veil can cover, against the
plainest principles of public policy," and
that "no counseller-at-law, while holding
that high office, has a right te put him
self iu a position of temptation, and,
under pretense of making a legal argu
ment, exert his official influence upon
public officers dependent upon his future
action." But by recklessly plunging into
a controversy ever the identity of the
person who made these judicious remarks
the Kepublicans have directed general at
tention te their fitting application te
Gen. Garfield and hisconnectien with the
DeGelyer case. It is painfully mauuesr
that they properly describe his embarrass
ing relations with that case, nor is nut
all plain Unit the judicial determination
of the case does net carry with it exact
ly tli.it (endematinn of Garfield. In the
case of Trist vs. Child, 21st Wallace, 441,
Judge Swayne pointed out the distinc
tion between purely professional services
and the sale of personal and official in
tl nonce. And when the Chittenden vs.
McClellan & .Jenkins (formerly McClel
lan & DeGelyer) case came te be argued,
Judge Swayne's opinion was successfully
cited in the argument against the recov
ery of the money, inter alia alleged by
Chittenden te have been paid te Garfield.
The defendants in their brief main
That the plaintiff Chittenden well knew
and intended that the influence of General
Garfield as a member of Congress was te
be used in procuring the contract ratner
than his armuncuts as a counseller-at-law
is evident from his letter te the defendant
set out in their special plea, in which he
says : "The influence of General
Garfield has been secured by yesterday
last night and te-day's labors.
He carries the purse of the United
states the chairman of the committee of
appropriations and is the strongest man
in Congress and with our friends. My de
mand is te-uay net less man one nunareu
thousand mere two hundred in all. Every
thing is in the best shape, the connections
complete, and I have reason te believe
satisfactory. lean hardly realize
that we have General Garfield with us.
It is rare and very gratifying. All the ap
propriations of the District come from him.
Upen this the court decided
that the contract was void as
against public policy and it was
guided te that conclusion by the
bread distinction which Justice Swayne
had made between professional services
such as might be rendered by a lawyer in
lawyer-like way, and " the personal
solicitation and official influence " of a
congressman, such as Chittenden mani
festly secured when he paid $5,000 te the
man who carried the " purse of the
together With virile editorial utterances
that have the ring of the true metal. The
Banner being intended for general circula
tion, the scope of it news columns extends
ever the length and breadth of the land,
besides keeping the reader thoroughly
posted en the local campaign, which is led
by Congressman Beltzhecver. The editor
of the Campaign Banner, Mr. W. P. Camp
bell, is a graduate of Franklin and Mar
shall college, a gentleman of flue intellectu
al attainments and a thoroughgoing and
consistent young Democrat, and his en
trance into the field of journal ism bids
fair te move a creditable and successful
venture. The Democracy of Pennsylvania
will leek for a big majority from the Cum
lierlaud valley, and the Banner1 predic"
t ions justify the confidence
Among the posteffices recently estab
lished were "Baby Mine, " "Blew Hern"
"Ne Ge, " "Buss" and " Necessity. "
Mn. Hayes will net take the stump ler
Garfield en the Pacific slope. Garfield's
friends out there say that it would de
mere harm than geed. The report created
the greatest consternation among them.
RicitAitn Heniiy Dana, in "A Sketch of
American Diplomacy," in the Midsummer
Scribner, speaking of Franklin says : "But
whatever else failed, Franklin triumphed.
His reputation as a philosopher put him
very high in France, and his dress and
manners made him a great favorite with
these ladies of the court who were wearied
with stars and ribbons, with pomatum and
perfume. Besides his recptten among
men of letters, think of that hour when,
amid the court beauties, the most beauti
ful out of three hundred was selected te
place a crown of laurels en his head, and
te implant two kisses en his cheeks ! "
Gen. Ghant is coming te New Yerk te
preside ever a ratification meeting, at
which Rescoe Conkling will make "the
greatest effort of his life."
The betrtehal of Prince Ai.kxanuki:, of
Bulgaria, and the Princess Zeuka, of Mon
tenegro, is officially announced.
There is a story telegraphed from Pitts-
burgh, iuvelving Jesik Jenes Yeiik, a
noted singer of Cincinnati and new of
Carl Resa s Londen opera company, in a
love scrape with Dr. McLain, a married
man of Baltimore. Her friends arc very
indignant, and threaten te inundate the
whole newspaper world with a deluge of
On a certain occassien Fehuest, the great
actor, said te a supe. " Why don't you say
your lines thus ?" aud gave them out iu
his deepest bass voice, lik the rear of dis
tant thunder. The peer snpe said, " Mr.
Ferrest, if I could say it that way I should
net be asking for three dollars a week.
" Is that all you get," asked the great Ned.
"Indeed, it is," said the supc, and For Fer
rest immediately responded, " it ; say
it auy way you please."
About 500 guests accepted invitations te
the dinner and reception te Geu. IIawlev,
the newly-chosen president of the American
exchange, in Londen, which took place en
Saturday night ai the Westminster Palace
hotel. Madame Osgood and Madame Marie
Reze, and Miss Emma Thursby, Miss Ne
vada, and Miss Van Zandt premised te
sinsr en the occasion. Sir Julius Benedict
(musical composer, who accompanied Jen
ny Liud en her tour iu America), aud Lady
Benedict accepted invitations te be pres
The death is announced of Rev. James
A. BejfXAK, rector of All Hallows parish,
at Davidsenvillc, in Anne Arundel county,
Md. He had been in ill health for some
time past, suffering from a paralytic
stroke, from which he never entirely re.
covered. He was a native of England,
graduated with high honors at Oxford
university and was greatly beloved by his
late parisbeners. At the organization of
St. Mark's parish in Philadelphia, the Rev.
Mr. Bennar was elected an asistant te the
then rector, the late Bishop Wilmer.
The Countess of Antrim has effected a
diversion. The cards for her last afternoon
" At Heme " in Lowndes Square were
marked : "Dipping at 4:30 precisely," and
as may be imagined, this created consider
able excitement. What could be about te
happen? Was the countess bent en a
bathing prrty ? Was it some American
surprise? What could it be? It was
simply that each visitor dipped his or her
haud into a vast receptacle and drew forth
some small and elegant present. The idea
proved a great success and will, no doubt,
be frequently adopted at fashionable re
ceptiens. It adds considerable te the op
portunities for display ; it will enable peo
ple te show off their wealth in an undeni
able maimer, aud this seems the great am
bition of society !
Mk. Tildes is described by his private
secretary as one of the most companionable
men he knows. Mr. Tilden " rises at 7
the morning, eats his breakfast aud
was interrupted ia varieas dtreetiens by
floods, but the grass aad growing crops
were greatly benefited.
On Slate creek, in Washington territory,
a few days age, a tree fell en the cabin of
Andrew Erckin, and across-cut saw hang
ing en a beam in the cabin fell en Erckin,
cutting him in two.
A sea lien was caught in the lower lock
of the canal at New Brunswick, N. J., by
Richard Welsh, the harbor master. It
was shot hi capture but net killed. The
lien was eight lout long and Ih supposed te
lie one of eight that escaped fiem Ceney
island en Friday night.
While mewing en a I'm in in Saratoga
county, N. v., en Friday. William Krazer
stumbled ever a vine mid fell upon the
blade of his seythe with iwh feiee that
one of his legn win neatly seveied at the
knee. The leg wm Mihdnqutuitly ampu
tated above the knee, hut he (lied en Sat
At Chicago, mi H.iliiul.iy. the tiaek waii
in the best possible shape, and all con
ditions weiti fiivet utile for a fast time, of
which Minnie S. took advantage te scen:
2:1:1 hi the trot with Trinket. She wen
the race in tluee sliuilil heats, as fellows :
2:10, 2-21 J, '2:I!IJ.
A negre iiiiined ( 'liii eiice Hhaijiuris un
der arrest clungcd with the killing or
Geerge Hays, of East Sclaukel, Suffolk
ceuety, N. . Hays was shot in thchcati
and died almost Instantly. The sheeting
took place in the weeds. Sharper declared
that the killing was purely scciilental ; that
lit of inline he mistook Hays
while iu pursuit ei g
head for a woeilchuek anil llreil liulere In;
discovered his mistake.
Andrew Lester, aged nineteen years, was
drowned in Seuth river, N. J., yesterday.
Lester hired a beat for the purpose of crab
bing, in cemiKitiy with a companion named
C.itlin. In the middle of the stream Lester
stripped and dived. 1 1 is head stuck fast
in the mud, and, although extricated ten
minutes afterwards he was found dead.
The unfortunate young man lived in Al
bany. N. Y.
Charles W. Wallace, son or Uev. Dr. A.
Wallace of the Ocean Greve Recerd, who
was arrested while bearding the steamer
Plymouth Reck en Sunday, the 11th hist.,
for stealing the geld watch and eiiam ei
the housekeeper, Mrs. Lloyd, at the Ar
cade hotel (the property lieing found in his
possession) pleaded guilty of the charge
before Judge Walling, who sentenced him
te the Trenten state prison for one year at
The friends of Judge Maye, the banker,
of Oluey, 111., who disappeared mysteri
ously at Relay depot ever a year age, have
been telegraphed te come te East St.
Leuis. 111., with a view of identifying a
body found by workmen who were exca
vating for a railroad. It was much de
composed and in a long pine box. It is a
clear case of murder, the right arm being
broken, the threat cut and the head
The great race of carrier pigeons from
Columbus, Ohie, te Hudsen, New Jersey,
under the auspices of the Hudsen ceuuty
Antwerp club, was liuished yesterday.
The first bird te arrive was William Vei
rindcr, jr.'s blue cock Columbus, which
reached his coop at 8 a. m., yesterday. He
started from Columbus, a distance of about
470 miles air line, at fifteen minutes past
5 o'clock en the morning of the previous
day. He matte the quickest time en record.
aad declared for Jtanceckv H. E. Packer,
was elected permanent president ofthe
cmb aadltebert Kletz, treasurer. Seaater
Craig and Hen. Geerge R.- Barret, of Clear
field, made telling speeches. The indica
tions are that there will be important
Democratic gains throughout this region.
Jehn Xeiman, a boy in the employ of
Wilnian & Leral i. dealers in truck, was
seriously wounded in Pottstown by Wm.
Harteustiue. A double barrel breech
leading shot gun was lying en the counter
ledge, with the muzzle toward Neiman,
who was fifteen feet away. Hartenstine
was handling the un about the trigger
and the next moment the lead was dis
charged. The greater part entered the
boy's side below the ribs. The physicians
are uncertain :is te where the shot ledged,
but fear they entered the boy's bowels,, in
which case death would fellow.
Cel. Charles Glanz, a German-born citi
zen of Easten, has died iu his 57th yeai
He was the well-known colonel of the One
hundred and fifty-third regiment, Penn
sylvania velunteeis, which served during a
portion of the war and which suffered se
i-evciclv iu the lights at Chancel lersville,
Gettysburg and ether points. Cel, Glanz
had the honor of offering te the govern
ment the liist unifeimcd militia company
of the war and served as a major of the
Ninth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers,
until he was commissioned te raise the
One hundred and fifty-third regiment.
This regiment was recruited in Northamp
ton county apd numbered 701 men, raised
in less than a month.
A UKMAKKAULK STOllY.
political partnership lately existing be
tween Jno. A. Hiestand, J. Hay Brown
and Levi Sensenig has been dissolved,
Sensenig retiring from the firm.
The interest of Levi Sensenig in the
late firm of Hiestand & Ce. having been
taken by E. McMellen, the business will
be continued by Hiestand, McMellen &
Ce., at the Exchange hotel.
Anether dissolution. The political
partnership hitherto existing between
J. M. W. Geist, J. W. Jehnsen and E.
McMellen has been dissolved, McMellen
retiring from the firm.
The interest of E. McMellen in the
late New Era political partnership hav
ing been taken by Levi Sensenig, the
business will be continued by the New
Era concern at the Ceuuty house.
It leeks as if there was something rot
ten in the letting of the contract te
build the poirheuse barn. Competitive
bidders have a right te complain if some
bids were handed in after ethers had
lieen opened and announced, and if the
plans were altered te scale down a favor
ite's bid, while the ethers were net given
a chance te reduce their-bids correspond
ingly. m m
It is the German vote that controls
the situation in Ohie. .With the Cleve
land Wvechter am Eric abandoning the
Republican party aud supporting Han
cock, it leeks as if Garfield was "ever the
Rhine" en the wrong side and couldn't
The Democratic national committee has
appointed two committees one te have
charge of the distriubtien of documents
and newspaper and the ether te arrange
for speakers. On the former committee are
Senater William A. Wallace, of Pennsyl
vania, the chairman of the national con
gressienal committee ; Orestes Cleveland,
of New Jersey, aud Bradley B. Smalley, of
Vermont. The committee en speakers
consists of Abram S. Hewitt,of New Yerk;
William Pinckney Whyte, of Maryland, of
the congressional committee, B. M. Beyer,
of Pennsylvania. General Duncan S
Walker, of Washington, D. C, was made
secretary of the committee.
In the meeting of the New Jersey state
dental society the damaging and some
times fatal results attending the use of
anaesthetics in unskillful hands were dis
cussed. It was urged that in view of the
injury done the profession, as well as its
patrons, all reputable dentists should use
their best efforts te discourage the use of
anaesthetics except where it cannot be
avoided, and then when used its adminis
tration should in all cases be preceded by
a careful examination of the subject te
whom it is proposed te administer it. The
point was suggested that the person pro
posing an anaesthetic should net in all
cases be relied upon, and that therefore
every dentist should understand enough of
the physician's trade te decide upon the
propriety of its administration.
At a meeting of the Washington. City
Republican club, Mr. Sypher, ex-member
of Ceii'rress from Louisiana, made a long
speech, in which he criticised Grant, dug
up the bloody shirt, called Garfield as weak
as water, aud said that the Republican
party had dropped out. He read Whitelaw
Reid out of the party, and said " Mnrat
Halstead was the greatest and most cor
rupt political Islunaelite in the country,"
and that he had told him se ; and remarked
that Jee Medill came dewu te visit him in
Louisiana, and then, going back te St.
Leuis, made the most beastly attack ou the
Seuth possible. Hayes, he said, was merely
the supe in the great fight of 1876 ; that
beenly came en the stage te turn the
light out and lower the curtain.
We are in receipt of the initial number
of the naneeek Campaign Banner, pub
lished at Carlisle, Pa., and designed te aid
the present aggressive Democratic canvass
of this state. Cumberland county is a
Gibraltar of Democracy, and the sturdy po
litical principles of the people of that re
gion are reflected in every line of the Ban'
ner, which is brimful of informatiea con
cerning the latest phases of the campaign,
gees te work. He generally retires at half
past 10 or 11. When he gees te his room
be takes an armful of books and papers
with him and reads lying in bed until he
gets sleepy. The great part of his reading,
and he reads a great deal, is done after
the mass of humanity are asleep.
He has an elegaut library and an especially
fine selection of political aud historical
works. His collection of books en politi
cal economy is complete. It contains
everything, I suppose, that has been writ
ten en the subject. The governor is deeply
interested in all such topics, and much of
his reading is devoted te them." Mr.
Tilden is also reported by his secretary as
receiving large number of proposals of
marriage from ladies in all parts of the
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Frank Hart, the pedestrian, is danger
ously ill in Bosten of congestion of the
Baseball : At Bosten Bosten, 4 ; Buf
falo, 1. At Worcester Worcester. 4;
The college and Methodist church in
Harrison. Ark., were destroyed by an in
cendiary fire en Wednesday night.
A threshing machine exploded near Mo Me
desta, California, en Friday, killing the
fireman and injuring eight ethers, one, it
is thought, fatally.
The total less of life by the earthquake
at Manila is estimated at 320, inducing
200 Chinamen. Almest every family is
The Russian government has again
prohibited the press from publishing in
formation in regard te its armaments
Miles Meris, of Sag narber, L. I., was
shot and killed. Jehn Higgins, a deck
hand en the steamer Sunshine, has been
arrested ou suspicion of being the mur
derer. In Columbus, Indiana, in a quarrel be
tween two men named Nicholas and Zieg
ler the latter was struck en the head with
a billiard cue, from the effects of which he
Miss Minnie Picnne, of Greeley, has
challenged the winner of a 20-mile ride at
Minneapolis te ride 10, 15 or 20 miles in
Dever, St. Leuis, Kansas City, Minneap
olis or Chicago, for $20,000 aside.
Walter Embury, the nine-year-old-.'- n
of Rev. P. C. Embury, of Deal, N. J., w is
drowned in Cedar creek by accidentally
falling out of a beat while en an excursion
with his family. The body was net recov
ered. Henry Hardy, a discharged seaman of
the schooner Erastue Weyman, was shot
in the mouth and fatally wounded while
trying te beard the vessel, . by Jehn Smith
the watchman. The men quarreled while
en their way from Maine te New Yerk.
Heavy rains fell in northeastern New
Mexico during last week, ending a severe
drought in that region. Railroad travel
Samuel Scritchficld, esq., recently elect
ed burgess of Irwin, Westmoreland coun
ty, by the Republicans, has publicly an
nounced himself for Hancock and Eng
lish. Old Temmy, a mail carrier, after care
fully grinding the knife for the purpose,
cut his threat, at Pctrelia, a few days age.
He is still living and will probably re
cover. The Democratic national committee has
designated the following Pennsylvanians
as members of the finance committee :
Wm. L. Scott, St. Clair A. Mulhelland,
S. M. Beyer. W. A. Wallace, Lewis C.
Cassidy aud Malcolm Hay.
J. Gallitzin Lake, esq., register and re
corder of Cambria county, died en Satur
day morning. A universal feeling of
gloom pervades the whole community.
Decased was highly respected .and uni
versally esteemed. His less will be hard
Ilcnrv H. Whittaker, aged about 30
years, was found dead from suicide about
half-past? ocleck last evening, in a room
en the second fleer of the Bound Broek
house, kept by Gotlieb Pipping, at the
northwest corner of Fourth and Berks
A. W. Scott, esq., the best known Re
publican leader of the southern end of
Fayette county, has come out for Han
cock. He is a writer and speaker of much
local celebrity, aud intends te devote his
time and talents te promote the election
A frame barn at Sixty-third and Market
streets, Philadelphia, occupied by William
and Jehn Sellers, was burned down last
night. A number of farming utensils, 400
bushels of wheat and 40 tens of hay were
destroyed. Less, $4,000. Covered by in
surance. While returning from a religious weeds
meeting, J. McGuire, of East Cenventry,
Chester county, in crossing Lawrenceville
bridge, ever the Schuykill, was attacked by
highwaymen, who threw a covering ever
his head, knocked him down and then re
lieved lrim of about $10 in cash.
The Ehnira and Banger slate quarry has
been sold at sheriff's sale in Easten te the
creditors for $42,000. The purchasers are
such men as J. I. Blair, S. B. Chase, Great
Bend: E. N. Frisbie, Eliuira; Merris
Tayler, New Yerk; Samuel Slean, New
Yerk, and ethers, who will add the quarry,
which is located near Banger, te the ether
two they already own ami form the Ban Ban
eor Union slate company.
Charles Vescilius, a yeuug sport, was
stepped en the street in Erie and publily
thrashed by Miss Minnie Ritchie, a young
lady whom Vescilius is said te have slan
dered. Miss Ritchie gave him a blew iu
the lace with her ungleved hand that
brought bleed gushing from his nose. The
thrashing was supplemented by one from
the lady's brothers.
By a storm yesterday in Seuth Chester
thirty-five houses were unroofed and seven
partly-completed dwellings were blown
down. Many trees . were uprooted and
much damage was done te barns in the
country. A man named Boulder was
nearly killed by a falling shutter, and
another man. a stage driver, was se
verely injured by his stage being blown
The flour mill of Tilghman & Keppler,
of Bushkill creek, three miles from Easten
has been destroyed by fire, supposed te be
incendiary. Four men were sleeping in
the mill and barely escaped. Four thou
sand bushels of wheat, eighteen hundred
bushels of eats and a large quantity of corn
flour and meal, together with the entire
building and machinery, were destroyed.
Less $20,000, insurance $12,000.
A young unmarried Quakeress named
Elizabeth Ward 'expired en Thursday in
Philadelphia, after a brief illness, which
she said had been caused by eating green
fruit while eh a visit te New Jersey. " The
evidence of criminal malpractice was,
however, complete, aud Mrs. Julia R.
Shade, a dectress, D D. Eldridge Rice,
who furnished the fatal drug, and Albert
Demmet. the betrayer of the deceased, are
new committed te await the action of the J
i;i!-rit ttnmv. ' ' 1
Avery large Democratic meeting was
held in the Mauch Chunk court house en
Saturday evening. J. W. Lattig, an in
fluential Republican, temporarily presided
The True Inwardness of II In Crime.
lIen-iinl'M New Yerk Letter te I'tilluilel-
An elderly AVeman, married many years
te a very weak-minded and most impe impe
uuuieus New Yerker, made her way iute
the inner circle of a strong-minded set of
women aud adopted the worst ideas or the
cxtremest of them all. They confined
themselves te talk, but our elderly friend
put their prattle iute practice. One thing
led te another. Poverty overtook her hus
band, and she, like many another feel of a
woman, opened a bearding house. Her
husband was sent te sleep iu a small attic
room, but she, for her own purposes and
comfort, utilized the extension room en
the parlor fleer. Beheld the scene of the
Enter new the third of the dramatis
persena: in the smoky guise of a comely
colored waiter, who in a brief period pass
ed through the stages of servant, friend
and admirer, until he became I really
blush for the old lady her secret lever.
His visits were frequent, and in her in
fatuation the mistress of the house broke
down all social barriers, and, se far as she
and hers were concerned, he became abso
lute in every wish.
But it wasn't well Seme months age
the favored darkey became insolent and
wanted money, mere money, and then all
the old lady had. With his pass-key he
found always unimpeded access te the
house and madam's rooms, and with un
paralleled effrontery combined in his indi
viduality the suavity of a lever and the
tactics of a blackmailer. The inevitable
came. After a levers' quarrel resulted
violence, then a faint, thenappchensien and
dread. What should he de? Obviously
divert suspicion. But hew? By binding
the woman as she lay prone upon her couch
bv overturning a chair or two, by snatch
ing hastily the few and by no means costly
articles of jewelry she had en her hands
and person, by threwiug open a window
and stealing quietly away as he had en
tered. In time it was discovered. The old lady
was dead, ner husband, known te be en
bad terms with her. was arrested and was
at the very depot te be railroaded te the
Accident detected the darkey. And
the darkey confessed. Confessed what ?
Well, he confessed and proved such a
condition of affairs as horrified his net
ever-sensitive counsel, and iu spite of his
earnest pretests the switch was used in
stead of the main read and the man was
New. the police justice, the counsel for
the prisoner aud several press men knew
all these facts from the first, but a mock
sentimentality induced them, one and all,
te keep them from the public. The coun
sel argued that the average perseu would
be se shocked bv the idea that his client
would suffer mere if the t:u'.h were known.
What nonsense ! He couldn't have had
anything worse than death, in- any event.
He didn't commit murder intentionally.
The judjie gave the jury the law, which is
te the effect that a man who accidentally
kills a person while in the commission of a
felony is guilty of murder. The felony
consisted in breaking into the house. But
if the fellow was there en invitation and
had a pass key in his pocket he clearly was
net a burglar, and therefore net guilty of
Queer, isn't it ?
But it isn't any mere queer thau a thou
sand ethers which lay half concealed in
social circles. New and then sopie evolu
tion, some outburst, some accident, brings
this, that or the ether te light. The world
eh's and all's, laughs or shuders, and rolls
en as merrily and busily as ever.
Jehn A. Moere, traveling agent for W.
T. Dixen & Brether, of Baltimore, drop
ped dead in a hotel vestibule iu Macen,
Ga, en Saturday night.
Mr. Charles Barlew, of R. G. Dun &
Ce,'s mercantile agency iu New Yerk, died
suddenly at his Leng Branch cottage yes
terday. He was apparently in perfect
health en Saturday.
Geerge N. Briggs, of New Yerk, visited
his uncle, General Briggs, at the lattcr's
residence, near Gloucester, Mass., was
seized with a fit while bathinjr in the surf
en Saturday, and died seen after being
taken from the water.
"', y'iv .12 AF TOBACCO.
Tbe New Turk .Market : Tbe Lecal Prospect.
IT. S. Tobacco Journal.
Sampling of '79 tobacco has been going
en at a lively rate this week. It almost
seems as if holders are an the tip tee of
expectation, and cannot patiently await
the time te see whether what was green
six mouths age is new looking brown, red
or yellow. We shall absolutely refrain
from making any direct remarks regarding
the condition of any of the '79 tobaccos as
shown by the inspectors' samples. While
we are strictly independent in our views as
te future business prospects or better sell
inir prospects of this or that crop, any di
rect intimation of the geed or bad condi
tion of this or that particular crop at a
period like this is, in our estimation, out
side of the pale of honest trade journalism.
Our m often expressed views of the '79
Pennsylvania crop, find mere confirmation
daily. A great deal of it has been sam
pled, a reat many manufacturers and job
bers have looked at it, have asked the
price and bought uethiug. New why
didn't thev buy? The packers held that
the market i-; base of old tobacco, that the
'79 Pennsylvania ciep is perfectly bewil
dering in magnitude of leaf, dazzling in
brilliancy of color, that its touch is selt as
the zephyrs from Africa's coast and that if
they ask but 18 or 20 cents for their pack
ings, it is absolutely cheap when compared
with the price people have been pay
ing for '77 aud "78 Pennsylvania. But
notwithstanding these allurements manu
facturers and jobbers stubbornly refuse te
invest in these bargains just new. We
venture the opinion that they will, later
en. when all the African coast notion and
zephyr business have evaporated from
their fanciful brains have come te the con
elusion that if they paid tee much for
their tobacco, it does net necessarily fellow
manufacturers and jobbers must de the
same. There has been a little stir in the
expert trade, this week, aud some 000 or
700 cases of :79 Ohie found takers at, it is
reported, 7 te 8 cents. We de net vouch
for the correctness et these figures. Other
wise a very oppressive stillness character
ized the home market. The sales sum up
about COO cases of various old crops, with
out change in prices. In Havana fillers,
business is beginning te be very lively and
sales of '79 are easy at advancing figures.
Sales of leaf tobacco reported by J. S.
Gans's Sen & Ce., tobacco brokers, Nes.
84 and 8G Wall street, New Yerk, for the
week ending July 20, 1880 : 1,200 cases,
1879, Ohie, 7 te 8 cents; 200 c-ascs, 1879,
Wisconsin, 7 te 14 ; 200 cases, 1879, New
England, 10 te 20 ; 200 cases, Pennsyl
vania, private terms ; 123 cases. 1878, New
England wrappers, 13 te 21. Total, 1.92.1
Lecal Toe tcce Market.
During the past week trade has been
quiet. We hear of sales of only about 130
cases or the crop of 1879, sold en private
terms, but said te be at "satisfactory"
figures. Ne sales of 1878 are reported.
Seme few crops of 1879 have been
sampled and open very well, having cured
nicely and with very trirtiiui damage.
General sampling will net take place before
Frem all parts of the county come favor
able reports of the growing crop. The late
heavy, soaking rains have been m" immense
anvantagc, and under the benign influ
ence of the warm sunshine we are new
having is growing very rapidly. Much of
the crop has been topped, and some farm
era are already cutting oil" their meie ad
In some places the rain did a geed deal
of damage by washing out plants en
sloping grounds, and flooding them in very
low grounds; but the harm done by the
rain is far mere than counterbalanced by
the geed. There is some little " fexincss"
iu some low places caused by the long con
tinued wet weather, but en the whole the
crop may at present be reported iu a very
Abraham G. Sheibley, of Upper Lcaceck
township, showed us this morning two
leaves of tobacco, raised from Glessner
seed, that are the finest we have seen this
season. They are each 43 inches in length
and 22 in width. Mr. Sheibley has about
four acres of the Glcssuer seed-leaf tobacco
and he is certain sonic of it is larger than
the specimens shown u, hut the plants
stand se close together it is impossible te
get at it until it is cut oil". Mr. Sheibley
set out his first plants ou May 22, the day
of the primary election, and some of this
is ready for cutting.
Q Barrel Abmi
X Traiup-One et Tbem
EacMpr Kelng Murdered.
About 5 o'clock en Saturday evening a
tramp named James Watsen, was taken
for treatment te Dr. Wrsthaeffer's office.
East King street. He was covered with
bleed, and an examination of bis person
showed that he had been fearfully injured.
Acress the left side of his neck was a great
gash cut with a razor, and seven inches in
length, commencing under his chin and
reaching the back of his head, and se deep
that it barely escaped severing the jugular
vein. Anether razor cut, eight or ten
inches in length, extending diagonally
across his right side below the arm, and
cutting clear through te the ribs, iscsiiies
these terrible wounds there were two or
three smaller gashes cut in his head with
stones. Dr. Westhaeffer dressed his
wounds and had him sent te the hospital
Watsen it appears is eue of a p.ti ty et
tramps who were stepping in Landis's
weeds, a short distance cast of the city.
Anether of the party is Jack Ryau, who
also is known as " Jack the Rever." These
men have women with them presumably
their wives. Saturday afternoon the whole
party were drunk ; Watsen and Jack get
into a quarrel; Watsen knocked Jack down;
the latter then drew his razor and attacked
Watsen, hacking him as has been above
shown, aud while he was using the razor
his wife assisted him by pounding Watsen
ou the head with a heavy stone.
As seen as the fracas was known iu this
city Officers llelman, Swenk, Stermfeltz
and Merringer were detailed te visit the
weeds aud make arrests. They found
there a gang of men and women, all
drunk, and took them into custody. They
gave their names as Jack Ryan, alias Jack
the Rever, and his wife Mary Ryan ;
James Gibsen and his wife Rese Gibsen :
Samuel Craig and his wife Mary Craig.
They were a hard-looking let. Jack Ryan
was almost as badly covered with bleed as
his victim, and he had a bad cut across
the hand which seemed te have been made
by the closing of a razor upon it. Jack
declared that Watsen attacked him wit !i
a razor, and that was what started the
row. Beth Jack and his wile were se
drunk that the police had te get a butcher
wagon te haul them te town. The etheis
were able te walk. They were all taken
before Alderman Barrand by him com
mitted te jail te await the result of Wat
Watsen and his wife arc at thee-mii.
hospital, and at 10 o'clock this mei-uiis,;
the wounded man was getting along very
well. He will probably be able te nj.peur
Iiefere a magistrate and testify against his
assailants in a day or two. He allege. tlni
he was robbed et $46 and charged J.n k
ami his wife with taking it. On the ethei
hand Jack's wile says that Jack w.s
robbed of all the money he had by some e."
the crowd, and that that led te the fight.
Others of the party say the fight was the
result of jealousy between Jack and Wat Wat
eon, and they further say the real name
of the latter is McGiuuess.
THE FuUBHODSK ItAKN.
A Town Devastated.
At about two o'clock yesterday after
noon a fire broke out in the store of Cor
yell & Russ, St. Mary's, Elk comity, Pa.,
destreving a large amount of property.
The block of buildings en the north side
of the railroad track, including the Reilly
house, were burned, while en the ether
side of the track all buildings from the
corner of Shafford's store were also de
stroyed. The buildings east of these, in
cluding the passenger station, were all
consumed. The railroad track was burned
for a distance of two hundred feet. The
furniture in the ticket office was all saved,
but the ticket case was. upset and the
tickets were left in bad condition.
The 33d anniversary of the entrance of
the Mormons into the Lake Vallcv was
cslebrated by the latter Day Saints i l Salt
Lake City, en Saturday. There was a
large precession, lep resenting the various
industries, among, them being a. "Happy
Polygamie Family" -in a wagon, carrying
that title as a motto ; and the parade was
enlivened by ten brass and military bands.
The precession" took a hour te pas's, the
decorations were profuse, and the' (.hew
called out about 13,000 spectators. The cer
emonies were finished in the tabernacle,
which was gayly adorned, the exercise
consisting of music and speeches.
Blet BUI Bribery Case.
Subpoenas have been issued in Harris
burg for witnesses in the case of Geerge S.
Smith, efiPhiladelphiaand Christian Leng
aad 'E. jS; jMcCue, ;e Btjipffensburg,
charged witrrcerrupt solicitatiea-of mem
bers of the Legislature. The district at
torney is determined, it is 'is, said,, te have
their cases tried in October, ana the re
mainder at the November term of court.
TAKING A TEAM.
llerr's Ostler Arrested Incitement en
Quite an excitement was created in the
vicinity of Centre square, Sunday evening,
by the arrest of a man supposed at the
time te be a horse thief, but who turned
out te be William Kering, Dr. M. L. Hen's
estler. It'appcars that Dr. Hcrrsent Ker
ing in haste te Dr. McCIecry's drug store
for a prescription. Kering, te save
himself from a- rather long walk, went
into the yard connected with the Swan
hotel, next deer te Dr. Heir's, and seeing
a team hitched there took possession of it
and started for the drug store. On his
way there he encountered J. G. Hiiinei
dcer, of Oreville, the owner of the team,
who, supposing that Kering had stolen it.
notified an officer who went het feet after
Kering and arrested him en West King
street. While the officer was taking.him
off te the station-house Alderman Spurrier
put in an appearance and admitted Kering
te bail for a hearing of the case te-morrow.
Kering says he asked and obtained
permission from the hotel estler te use the
team but what right had the estler te
grant such permission '.'
An Honest Confession.
Lancaster Examiner of Satiieday.
The vote for recorder in the Seceid ward,
Lancaster, in 1879, between Geed and
Longenecker, was returned for
Reujamin Longenecker 203
Jehn P. Geed 39
Majority for Longenecker 140
The box into which the tickets of the
voters was put (but exchanged for the
stuffed one counted as above given) was
afterwards counted out of curiosity, and
instead of Longenecker having 146 major
ity Jehn P. Geed had one majority.
Anether Rifle Club.
On Friday evening last a rifle club was
organized at the Shiftier hose house en
Seuth Queen street. Officers were elected
as fellows : President, William Andersen;
Secretary, Jehn Zecher ; Treasurer, Geerge
Wejtzel ; Captain, Themas Andersen. The
club will use'th'e long range Remington
rifle, and is said te be composed of a num
ber of the best shots in the southern sec
tion of the city.
Contract for '.It Krectieu Awanlril.
Net te the Leweitt ISiOtlrr.
On Saturday morning the beard of i.i i.i
directers held a meeting te open the pi o e o
pesals for the erection of a new county
bam ou the site of the one rcctiitly de
stroyed by lire. The bids were opened in
the presence of the bidders and wen-as
A. Carpenter, East Lampeter, prepped
te erect the building for $1,030, or de the
carpenter work for $632.
Jacob Sueath proposed te erect the
building for $4,:i00, or de the carpenter
work for $447.
Israel P. Mayer's bid te erect the bam
was $4,383, or $300 for the carpenter work .
J. M. Bachman. of Willow Street, pro
posed te put up the barn for $4, 120.
E. N. Smith, Columbia, premised te
build the barn for $3,83t.87, or te de the.
carpenter work for $335.
J. A. Burger bid $4,G30 for the election
of the barn, or $730 for the carpenter
Jehn Evans proposed te build the barn
Besides these bids for the entire struc
ture there were a number of etheis bid
ding for a part of the work : Stauffer ec
Sensenig. Geedville. bid $330 for the e.vi -penter
work alene : J. P. Stermfeltz, city,
bid $499.90 for the labor, or $1.23 per day
per man, the county te beard the men ;
R. 31. 3Iorrew, city, proposed te de the
carpenter work alone at $1.80 per day pcr
man without beard ; Daniel A. Shiffer,
city, bid te de the carpenter work for
$498.62, or at $1.22 per day jier man, the
county te beard the men.
Besides these bids there were a number
of ethers proposing te furnish lumber,
slate, hardware, &c, but it is net neces
sary te publish them.
It is stated by persons who were piesunt
that 3Ir. Bachman's bid was net handed in
until several of the ether bids had been
opened, aud that when it was offered some
of the bidders objected te its being re
ceived, as it gave 3Ir. Bachman
an opportunity te bid below these
already opened. The directors, however,
decided te open the bid, stating that they
had agreed te accept 3Ir. Bachman's bid,
even if he was a little late, as he had sick
ness in his family. It se happened that
the bid tra lower than any opened up te
that time, but seen after 31 r. Smith's bid,
given above, was opened and proved te be
lower than 3Ir. Bachman's. 3lr. Bach
man then explained that his bid contem
plated the erection of a cupola, am! a
number of ether improvements net set
forth in the specifications furnished by the
architect, and that if these were elim
inated, and the barn built according te the
specifications, the cost would be about
$300 less, and that his bid would therefore
be the lowest.
The beard of directors teemed te take
this view of the matter and awarded the
contract te 3Ir. Bachman.
The award has caused a great deal of
dissatisfaction among builders, and some
of the unsuccessful bidders declare 3Ir.
Smith as fairly entitled te the contract.
The affair has certainly a " fishy " appear
ance first, the reception of Mr. Bachman's.
bid after some of the ethers had been
opened, and then giving him the contract
(although he was net the lowest bidder),
en the ground that he had bid for a struc
ture unlike that advertised for these facts
certainly leek a little crooked.
3Ir. Smith, the lowest bidder, is some
what iudignant. He is- a man of perfect
responsibility and could give ample bends
for the erection of a dozen such barns. He
was in town this morning, and had an in
terview with the directors at Mr. Landis's
office this afternoon but get no satisfaction,