Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, July 27, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster liUclligmrrt.
Cameren's Feelings.
Simen Cameren has leen talking again
from his rural retreat in our geed and
beautiful county, which se charmed
the New Yerk lhrnld interviewer that
he tells nearly as much about the lovely
landscape, sis he does alteut the lovely
sage of Denegal. But there is a geed
deal of racy reading in this crisp inter,
view of the old general who sits at home
and watches with some glee the difiieul
ties which lieset the inexiiericnccd man
agers who make awkward efforts te steer
his party, lie thinks the Democrats
ought te have nominated Tildcn. There
was a wonderful anxiety among the Cam
eren people for Tilden's nomination.
They thought it must happen. They
foresaw a party rupture in
New Yerk and they yearned for
that epiHJi tunily te divide and con
quer. Their disapiieiiitineiiL is apprecia
ble. Hut then he is net much better
pleased that the Republicans nominated
Garfield, lie wanted Grant, of course,
and after him would have Imtii glad te
have Maine, except that he had a " wire
running te his home."' The sensitive
soul of the Cameren is shocked at the
idea of a presidential candidate pulling
The presidency ought te seek the man.
That is unquestienabl true, but who
would ever have conceived that Simen
Cameren would ever say it. We greatly
fear that he does net new say it in sin
cerity. Considering his devotion te
Grant and his admiration for Tildcn,
both of whom are generally supposed te
have sought the presidency withall their
strength, it is clear that if Simen Cam Cam
eeon doe think that (he presidency is tee
high an office for a man te traffic fer,ityet
does net make him think any the less of
aspirants who thus seek the gnat honor.
Perchance it is but the inexpediency of
such elfeits that our aged friend seeks
te ceiidc!im.:md net their indecoreusiiess.
His experience teaches him correct 1
that the men who scheme te reach the
presidency de nel often get theie, and
therefeie it does net pay te scheme for
Sincerity is net a strongly de eloped
Cameren inn trait, although Simen Cam Cam
eeon is very fend of putting en an ap
pearance of it. lie is a sly old fe, and
of a nature in this respect akin te Til
den ; which accounts for his liking for
him. He lead his letter several times,
he says : he admires his craftiness el ex
pression. He pretends te think he. would
have Ik'cii a stronger candidate than
Hancock, lie does net think se at all,
and he is net very shrewd te pretend te
. de se. He demonstrates tee clearly his
insincerity. And he gees en te show it
still further by saying that Hancock
will be " knocked te pieces in Novem
ber. and that his nomination wasa mis
take, 'just like the Republican ticket.'
The natural query is hew. it the Repub
lican ticket is a mistake as well as the
Democratic, Mr. Cameren is able te se
confident ly pi edict that it will knock
Hancock te pieces. Mr. Cameren does
net step ie answer any Mich question.
It is uufeitiiualc his leptitatien
for frank truthfulness is net sufficient te
enable us te accept his nsscitien with
out calling for proofs.
Mr. Cameren echoes a Jiearlv unhcrsal
sentiment of public men when he de
clares hew great a sacrifice of feeling it is
te into public life new-a-days. Hut
this f-eling is se general because se few
public nun art' really fitted te ,ipp"ar in
the cili-ium light te which they expose
themsehes. There is -einething lacking
about thi m : and of ceui it is hard
uneii their feeiiniis " te hear ab mt it.
Hut it is a ei geed i'.periuice. The
men who '.ak -iraight get .dung eiy
ceniiettahlj with their " fu'lnig-."
metime- th are ttiifaitly a-eus.-d.
but the h.i- no difficulty in lighting
tlu'inehe-. Geiii'iv.lh it is tli" la'-'- that
undid ivpie-.seh men. net th" newspaper.--.
Mr. Catneteii i-s net of the da.-.-
who -ei- e.tiid te .-.iciitice p;iate pi "fit
ter publii' applause. 1I- lias had a great
many haid knocks and knows ptetu well
that he de.M-i ved them.
Mr. t'ainuen speaks from e.piieii'e
when he declares that a man cannot re
main heiieM and truthful when long as
sociated with the aborigines. He has
been there himself and it is no new reve
lation te the people that heemerged from
his Winnebago association with a decid
edly tattered reputation for honest.
Probably he means that the temptation
te cheat the Indian is tee great for the
while conscience te resist. He wants the
temptation taken away with the money
which is appropriated te the greasy loaf
ers who have red skins. Especially does
he distrust the " reforming ' capacity of
Hayes, whom hedislikes most thorough
ly ; and very naturally. He knows the
very dirty work that was done te seat
Hayes by his Pennsylvania friends and
the heavy cost that it was te his &en,who
as he new tells us had already invested
heavily in the campaign and had given
Hayes five thousand dollars for his
personal outlaw lite verv val uaule as
sistance given te Mr. Hayes by the
friends of Mr. Cameren in Pennsylvania,
certainly entitled them te expect that
their chief would be recognized. Te lie
cheated, after selling your soul and spend
ing your lueuev for :i man, is well calcu
lated te give you a very bad opinion of
him, and it is net strange that Mr. Cam Cam
eeon should net admire Mr. Hayes.
It is perhaps unfortunate that our aged
friend, under the shadow of Denegal
church, should net yet have had his
spirit se attuned te a heavenly calmness
as te be incapable of speaking despitef ully
of Mr. Hayes. It is certainly wrong for
these newspaper correspondents te inter
fere with the calm season of mediation
which Simen Cameren has prescribed for
himself under Denegal's sacred influ
ence, sitting besides its crystal spring.
It is a pity that people will disagree with
him about political things, and about the
catien of his fences, and bring him un
;ness when he only covets rest and
of the church lauds.
dy says that Mr. Hayes thinks
ion ought te provide a berth
"esidents where they may
1 and useful. The com-
plaint is that ex-presidents have nothing
te de, the dignity of their late office clos
ing te them nearly every employment.
But this seems lit. be a mistake. There
is one class of offices which it seems
they are especially adapted for. It
is the presidency of corporations.
Mr. Grant linn been waiting for an inter
oceanic canal presidency ; but as ilH
presjHHits arc somewhat slim, premises
intermediately te solace himself and fat
ten his purse with the presidency of a
mining ceiiiimny. The advertisement is
expected te be very valuable te the com
pany that gets his name. The stock of
the concern that telegraphs that it has
secured him has advanced largely en the
announcement. Mr. Hayes is net worth
se much as Grant; tmtstill he might get
a presidency of something.
Willi. K the French aie expelling the
Jesuits, the Germans, net te be outdone,
have thrust out from their holders soiiie
Mermen missionaries.
In the New Yerk Herald of yesteiday
mei iiitig is published an alleged interview
with Gen. Simen Cainoien, at his country
scat near Maytown, Lancaster county.
The interview is dated Friday, July 23. If
this interview ever took place it did net
take place at the time and place stated.
Inquiry at General Cameion's residence, in
this city last eveuing reealed the fai-t that
the general left for White Sulphur Springs,
Virginia, two weeks age and has net yet
returned. He is expected home this even
ing. Patriot.
Bauen ltKi'iKit has laid a feat fill and
wonderful vcrseu of (Jen. Gai field's letter
of acceptance before the unsuspecting
Britishers, in which it is stated among
ether things that "Mr. Garfield recom
mends civil service reform te he carried
out with the assistance of Congress. Ne
doubt ! Mr. Garfield would be charmed
te see civil scivice reform carried out feet
foremost, with the assistance of a Re
publican Congress, and decently buiied.
He relies in this en the cordial ee op
eration of Mr. Flanagan, of Texas, who
wanted te knew, yen knew, at Chicago,
what all the Republicans wcie there for
if net "te get the offices ."
Tub position of our Republican contem
poraries in the mittcr of Judge Swaync
and General Garfield, as described by the
New Yerk World, seems te be that as Judge
Swaync did net make for the head of Gen
eral Gai field a cap which he undoubtedly
made, and which happens te fit. the head
of General Garfield exactly, it is a proof of
political depravity te state that the cap
fits General Garfield. This may be. But
as the cap which Judge Swaync made and
which fits General Gai field is a kind of
cap which Ameiican citizens de net like te
soe worn by candidates for the presidency
of the United States, it would seem te be
mere te the purpose for our Republican
friends te show, if they can, that this cap
docs net lit General Gai field.
Lerr is in Londen.
Senater Hnt'ci: will live in Ohie after
his senatorial -term expires.
The hmpiexs hrr.nxn lias arrivei
(1 at
Mrs. Hakuikt Giriii Clark, widow
of the late Dr. Jehn Yaidlcy Clark, and a
niece of Stephen Girard, died yesterday at
the icMdcncc of her son-in-law, Cel. C. II.
Gibsen, Girard street, Philadelphia, after
a lingering illness.
When Jehn Mehiii-ky died in May,
lTS. it was the opinion of his intimate
fri'-iids. it is said, that his estate would
yield $l."ie,0nO. hut it turns out that it
amounts te only a very small fraction of sum. Net, indeed, enough te pay his
The famous African explorer may new
be addressed as " Dr." IIknkv M. Stan A year age the Geimaii Academy of
Leepold and Caieliuc ceiifeiicd upon him
the degree of Docter of Philosophy. In a
letter of thanks te the president of the
academy, bearing date "Camp in the Dis
trict of L'tanda, en the Conge, Match 2(5,
1SS0," he says: "On the borders of a
beautiful region, and filled only with the
magnitude of my task, I had entirely for
gotten the civilized world behind me,
wheu 1 was greeted by you as Docter of
Cardinal Manning visited Milan the
ether day, and en expressing a wish te
possess some relic of San Carle Horremco,
was presented with ene of the saint's vest
ments. Of the- cathedral he said : " It
would be my desire, my ambition, te erect
a cathedral in Londen, which if net equal
te this, would still be an imposing menu
ment of Christianity, and my predecessors
left mc a considerable sum te effect such
an enterprise; but in existing circum
stances I have thought it best te devote
the intercbt of that capital te creating a
Catholic seminary in Londen."
When Jeseph Bonaparte was in exile
in this country he had a city residence in
Philadelphia, and rented one of the houses
of the. Girard row, in Chestnut street, be
low Twelfth, which he occupied for several
ycais. Before the houses were built,
Jeseph desired te purchase the property.
At a dinner given by the count te Girard,
the former mentioned his desire and said
he would pay a fair price for the land.
Girard said : "Well, new what will you
give? What de you consider a fair price?"
"I'll tell you," said the count, "I will
cover the block from Eleventh te Twelfth
streets, and from Chestnut te Market,
with silver half dollars." Girard, who
was sipping his soup at the time, balanced
his spoon en the end of his linger, and,
with a calculating leek out of his ene eye,
said very slowly : Yes, Mens. Le Count
if you stand them up edgeways." The
bargain was net closed.
Fight at a Catnpmeetlug.
A colored campmeeting at Danville, ten
miles south of Ilillsbore', Ohie, was the
scene en Friday night and Sunday after
noon of a bloody fight. On Friday night
a party of drunken roughs went te the
camp about ten o'clock aud began an
attack with pistols, clubs and stones.
They were repulsed, and William Dick
man, one of their number was shot
through the abdomen. On Sunday after
noon a party said te number two hundred
again attacked the camp and a most
desperate fight followed, ending in break
ing up the meeting. It is thought some
of the colored people were killed, but they
dispersed 60 rapidly that facts could net
be gathered. Ne arrests have been made.
Paradise t Oh, 1'aradlM."
Fwr llm lTBM.iiicKn.
The Ifrw Km of the 17th inst. con
tained an editorial headed " Paradise ! Oh,
Paradise," of which the nonsensical
balderdash wait carried te Lancaster, te he
written out at the Ertt office, by one of
our noisy local politicians, who is holding
a public office which a great many of our
citizens elaiin that he obtained in an ille
gal way. II IS net geMl peiiny ier n:isuns
living in glass houses te threw stones, and
if this noisy individual would icfer hack
te some of his official acts and then face
his const ituenis he would "hide his head
under his wing."
The Luge purchases made at little
Napeleon's steie in New Helland, for the
use of the poei house, weie ene of his
irregularities. If the county icccbed oiie eiie
hilf nf wind il should li.ive received it
mav Ikj well satisfied, for dry goods of all
description were unusually plenty aieuud
heie about that time. Parties who will
take brills from a single dollar te a keg
of boiiibeu aie net the right kind of cus
todians for the iicople's interests and
.should be the last, te "squeal."
The El a also complains of Rcineelil io ie
ceiving but 18 votes in thisdistiict. That
is easily accounted for. If that paper
would have commenced its tiiade of abuse
of Mr. iMylin two weeks earlier, Reinechl
would net have received a bakers de.en
of votes.
As te the little " Democratic boss" ic
ceiving a pass for his services, it is simply
ridiculous. The gentleman te whom this
is intended te refer docs net de business
in that way. The charge that he icceived
a pass for any such sei vice is iilteily and
maliciously untrue. It can be met by
denial and disproof under oath, if neces
sary, at any time or place when made
The paity whom the Era wants te ridicule
by styling him the " Democratic boss" is
a friend of Mr. Mylin, having had for
years pleasant business and personal rela
tions with him, and if he could render him
any service he was glad te de it without
any ether consideration, lie iron impor
tuned from several sources te de us much for
Mr. Uciueehl. If Mylin refused te let
Levi bleed him in Eheily's interest, the
fault docs net lie down here.
The Era's editorial screed sounds some
thing like its informant's " Salisbury affi
davit " in the Ebcrly contest.
Since he has te go te Lancaster almost
daily en " official " business and te get in
structions fiem his bosses, the hat should
be passed around for a collection te buy
him a pass.
The character of our election officers,
IIcss, Brackbill ..V Ce., arc above suspi
cion, and I cannot see hew the votes could
be tampered with while having such hon
orable and high-toned election beard as
we have in Paradise.
Paiiaimsi: Tewnsiiii- Rkitiu.u'an.
Samuel Broadbent, of Breadbcut & Tay Tay
eor, photographers, died at his residence in
Philadelphia en Satuiday, in his 70lh year.
An unknown man was urn ever and in
stantly killed by a coal train near Allen
town,at Lehigh Gap.
Elizabeth A. Cramm was thrown from
a buggy in Bradfeid, en Satuiday, and was
probably fatally injured.
Chas. E. Idell, a real estate assessor of
the Twenty-second waid, Philadelphia,
committed suicide yesterday by sheeting
himself iu the head.
Sam lfrewnell was found dead in Poke
Abbett's place at Bradford last night. Ap
pearances indicate that he was strangled
te death. A coroner" jury is holding an
Mark Bradley, aged 7 veins, son of a
coal miner residing at Harden station, near
Pittsburgh, fell through a trestle work en
the railiead, a distance of 30 feet, receiv
ing injuries from which she died.
Jehn Maheney, aged twenty, fell from a
moving train 17 miles east of Meadville,
several cars passing ever him. The doctors
wanted te amputate his right leg, but
Maheney would net allow it and will
probably net survive the shock.
Under the decision of the auditing judge
thecxecutoisef the late Dr. Geerge B.
Weed, of Philadelphia, will be able te pay
out only 'J3 per cent of the pecuniary leg
acies. Under this ruling the University of
Peuus) lvaiiia will receive $11,."50, instead
The yacht race yesterday between the
"tuek-ups" Charles Hcnteii, of the South Seuth
wark Yacht club, and the Themas Lcdyard.
of the Philadelphia club, fiem Seuth stieet
wharf Delaware liver, round the Chester
buoy and return resulted in favor of the
In Match, 1879, Dr. Geerge 15. Weed, an
old trustee of the university of Pennsyl
vania, died, leaving a will, in which num
erous pecuniary legacies ami the residue of
the estate were given te that institution.
By the fall in real estate some of the lega
cies have te conic off the university's share
and it loses 100,000.
A preliminary hearieg was given the
showmen in the Burkett abduction case at
Greensburg, Westmoreland county, yes
terday. The testimony docs net differ
materially from the statements heretofore
given. Twelve of the party were re
manded te Somerset county for trial at the
August session and the rest discharged.
The girl has become se simple that her
testimony is net reliable.
At Easten yesterday afternoon while
Meyer Cramer and Loen Cramer, of New
Yerk, and Meyer Goldsmith, aged fifteen,
of Easten, were beating en the Lehigh
river they attempted te attach their bat-
teau te a passing canal beat. The batteau
was upset and the two Cramer boys were
drowned. Goldsmith escaped by swim
ming. Leen and Meyer Cramer were
cousins and were visiting friends at Easten.
The bodies were recovered at a late hour.
Jack Brown and Pat Kelley, of Roch
ester, Beaver county, have had a
grudge of two years" standing. They met
and fought en Saturday night, Brown get
ting whipped. They shook bauds and
Kelley turned te go, when Brown pulled a
revolver, saaing, "Yeu will never whip an
other man." He shot him three times,
one shot taking effect in the ankle, one in
the neck and one in the head. The last
two are probably fatal, but Kclley is still
alive. Brown is in jail in Beaver, await
ing the result of Kelly's injuries.
All Covered With Fraud.
There has been mere or less cheating at
almost every primary since this system has
been adopted. And if any ene is en the
ticket new who has reached a nomination
by mere fraudulent practices than another,
it is net the first time the Examiner has ac
cepted the result, though fraudulent,
knowing that the suspected frauds eniy
turned the scales ever these mere cun
ningly concealed. Such a thing as an
honest primary is net known in its history,
and this last one is no exception. Who is
te decide where the most cheating came
m m
Taking It te Court.
New Era.
The District Attorney question will find
its own solution outside of the political
Baseball : At Springfield National 2,
Chicago 1. Twelve innings.
The German government has excjled
fiem the country some Mermen mission
aries who were making pioselytesfer their
The hotly of Jehn Alexander Snyder was
found hanging te a tree at Mimcie, lud.,
en Saturday morning. He was a rchccta-
ble farmer aged twenty-six.
A man named Sci uggs and a liey of ten
yeais, named Jeseph Watsen, were drown
ed near Denver, Cel., by the upsetting of
a beat.
JehiiC. Blair llege, efMartiiisbiirg, was
nominated for reiucscntative in Congress
yesteiday bv the Democrats of the Second
district of West Virginia, defeating B. F.
Mai tin, the present incubeiit.
The examination of Hiram G. Higgs,
chaiged with killing Erskine Weed, at
Stevensville. en the 11th instant, was
finished yesterday, at Albany, and he was
committed en a eliaige of murder in the
first degree.
The MMilauce of Nelsen Mitchell, colored,
who was te have been hanged in Amherst
county. Va., en Friday next, for the mur
der of Jehn C. Gillespie, has 1m-cu com
muted by Governei Holliday te imprison
ment for life.
A fire yesteiday deslieyed the extensive
iilauiii!' mill of CI. irk. Meiso & Ce., at
Wan en, involving a less of $:J0,00U Iver
IIMI.IMM) feel, of valuable lumber was
burned, In-sides two small dwelling
T. W. Sigoiunev, a prominent, and
wealthy eitien of Nevada City, Cal., was
shot dead yesteiday evening by Geerge W.
Smith, ev sheriff of the county. The cause
of the murder was the foreclosure of a
mortgage by Sigeiirney, which dejiesed
Smith of all his preerty.
The Virginia Democrats had a mass
meeting at Staunton yesteiday in suppeit
of the regular Democratic electoral ticket.
Senators Wade Hampton, of Seuth Caro
lina, and Vance, of North Carolina, were
among the stcakcrs.
Dr. N. F. Williams, of Mechanicsbuig,
Miss., was assassinated en Saturday even
ing while iiding home. His horse came
home rideiless and scaich being made the
doctor's body was found. A man was ar
rested en suspicion and has since confessed
his guilt. He says he was paid te kill the
"Gus" Pcnlaml and Jehn Westcrman
weie arrested in Dayton, Ohie, yesterday
for the minder of Valentine Schact, an in
mate of the Soldiers' home, who was found
shot through the head just outside the
city last May. The accused were arrested
before, but discharged; their leanest is
en additional evidence.
The competition between the Chicago,
St. Leuis and New Orleans railroad and
the Louisville and Nashville railroad has
resulted in a reduction of about 50 per
cent, in nasscugcr fares. The first named
read sells tickets from New Orleans te
Louisville or Cincinnati and return for
iM'J.eO, and te Iudianopelis, Nashville or
Chattanooga and return for $20. The
Louisville and Nashville read sells tickets
te Niagara Falls and return for $22.50.
A pleasure beat containing six ladies and
two male companions accidentally capsized
this afternoon in Shark River cave, near
Ocean Beach. The men struck out for the
shore which they reached in safety, leaving
the ladies clinging te the beat. The acci
dent was witnessed from the west shore by
Elias Thockmertou, of Freehold, and Wm.
J. Crittenden, of Brooklyn, who with a
boatman named Jehn Floed, hastened te
the assistance of the women. They were
nearly exhausted when rescued.
The T.ate Win. Calder'H Will.
The will of the late Win. Calderwas
probated about three o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The following is the text
of it :
"I, William Calder, of llarrisburg, make
this my last will and testament.
"1. If my personal estate is net suffi
cient te pay my just debts, I direct my ex ex
ecueors te sell as much of my real estate as
may be needed te pay the balance, select
ing that which they think proper.
" 2. I devise, bequeath and direct all
my estate, real and personal, after the
payment of my just debts, te be divided
among my children in the same propor
tions and shares as they would take under
the intestate laws if I left no will. Par
tition of the real estate shall be made by
each of iny children cheesing one person
te act as an appraiser, and these thus
chosen shall appraise each let, parcel,
tract and farm, and divide and set apait
the same te the children severally, and
their decision shall be final. And for the
purpose of making title te each of the
children severally, as well as te purchasers
in case of sale te pay debts, I hereby de
vise all my real estate te my executers in
trust, te sell anil convey the same te pay
debts, if needed, and te convey te each of
my children in tcveralty, such portion as
may be appraised and set apart te him
or her severally, each let, pared, tract
and farm te be ceuveyed subject te
the payenicnt of the interest of the
one-thud of the appraised value thereof in
semi-annual payments te my beloved wife
during her life, and she is also te have one ene
thiid of my personal property, after pay
ment of debts, if any, absolutely, and any
difference in value of the whole share of
eaeh child te be paid by each te the ether
as the case may be
"U. I nominate and appoint my sons
William J. Calder and Theodere G. Calder
executers of this, my last will.'
The will is dated November ', 1870, and
is witnessed by J. W. Simonton and L. R.
The Way In Which False Teeth Drep Out
in the Ocean.
" Parties losing their teeth while bath
ing can have them replaced in one day,"
is the advertisement of a Third avenue,
New Yerk, dentist. An 'inquirer at this
dentist's room yesterday found a lady
temporarily in charge.
" De many persons lese their teeth while
they arc bathing?'
" Oh, a great many," she said. " Yeu
often hear of people sneezing their teeth
out of car windows, but we never had but
one case of that kind. It is different
in the surf, where people get laugh
ing and carrying en. We have had se
many cases that my brother thought
lie would put an advertisement , in the
papers. Last week a gentleman came te
us," the lady continued. "He was an old
gentleman, but he was little and spry. He
said he knew his teeth were going, both
sets, upper and lower, but he couldn't get
his hand up through the water quick
enough. He saw them after they were iu
the water, and grabbed for one of them
with both hands, but he couldn't catch it.
The wave dashed into his mouth, he said,
while it was open, and he was se startled
that when he ejected the salt water the
teeth went with it. His description of it
was very entertaining."
"When water is dashed into the mouth
it sometimes gets under the edge of the
plate and loosens it," the woman explained.
She added, "When a person sneezes, en
the ether hand, the teeth are loosened by
the violent action of certain muscles in the
arch of the mouth."
" I suppose mere women than men lese
their teeth in the surf," their reporter
"Ne; about as many men come te us
as women. It has been suggested that
people with false teeth deposit them in the
safes at the bathing houses, and I really
de net see any geed reason why teeth
should net be left with the clothing in the
dressing rooms. But people are peculiar.
There are very few ladies whef even when
they are bathing with intimate friends,
would allow their companions te see them
without their teeth. Yeu have no idea
hew many peeple wear false teeth at a
glance, ami it scorns te me that nearly
half the people I meet have false teeth."
The lady explained that if an applicant
would remain iu the dental rooms se that
the cast could be tried in his mouth, it was
possible te make a set of teeth for him in
two benis and a-half.
Anether Convert.
The Pittsburgh Critic gives the particu
lars of a straw vote taken en a train near
Pittsburgh, the ether day, during which
these engaged in it met with a surprise.
The Critic tells the steiy as follews:
, A;r: "?, f" : s r, ., xs
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Mtmmittee approached him, he in answer
te their inquiry said, " I am for General
Hancock." Considerably surprised, one
of them said, "Cel il, are you in earn
est ?" "I never," replied the colonel,
" put my name te paper unless I mean te
Htaud by it. I am for Hancock and don't
care who knows it." It is well known that
Cel. I lavs has been one of the stalwart
Republicans of this end of the state and
has been for many years a inember of the
county Republican committee, and has re
presented his district in every Republican
convention for twenty ears. I he colonel
has long been known asa "Ceal King," as
well as the fact that he has always been
liberal te his men in every way, and asa
natural result his influence among them is
vciy great. The colonel was an officer iu
the regular cavalry during the war, and
prier te that time was private secretary te
the Hen. Walter Forward, when he was
minister te Denmark. The colonel will
be followed te the Hancock column by
many of his "old vets."
The LatidlRTllle Cuinmietliiic.
The campmeeting or te-day is net ex
actly the institution that it was in the days
when Peter Cartwright or Lorenze Dew
rode the circuit and blew the horn that
called all Israel te its tents. Methodism in
the well-settled communities of the East,
with their refinement and culture, is as well
accommodated, however te the spiritual
wants of these times as the primitive re
ligion of its fathers was te their frontier
experience, and tine piety loses nene of its
essential attributes because it dwells in the
cesy cottages and spacious auditorium of
Ocean Greve, or the comfei table tents and
airy tabernacle at Landisville.
Te many who could easily get te the re
sorts of creator note, if they were se dis
posed, none of them offers superior attrac
tions for a season of physieal rest and spir
itual refreshment than a week or ten days
at the Landisville cainpmccting, held in
the spacious greve near Landisville, the
point of crossing of the Pennsylvania and
the Columbia & Reading railroads, 6ome
seven or eight miles west of this city, lo
cated in the centre of ene of the richest
portions of this garden spot of America.
The present is the eleventh season of
oampmectings en these grounds, and it
has increased in popularity yearly by
reason of the success attending its meet
ings, the cfiieiency of its management and
the admirable police, sanitary and domes
tic arrangements te which the grounds are
subject. Besides the seats for the audi
ence, the beaiding house and ether neces
sary buildhigs,!ind the tabernacle, there are
about forty handsome permanent cottages,
many of the owners or occupants of which
conic early in some instances a week be
fore camp opens and remain for quite a
period after its close, enjoying the cool re
treat of these sylvan shades.
During the past year Mr. High, of Read
ing, lias added te tee permanent uuuniugs
a double cottage, and improvements have
been made in ether properties. By last
cveuing some seventy tents had been
erected by attendants upon the camp,
although the meeting does net formally
open until this evening. A promenade
thieugh the avenues, which traverse the
ground in an orderly manner, showed
many signs of animation, and gave prom
ise of a successful conference of the breth
ren. Presiding Elder G. Cummin11 will have
charge of the meeting, and all the minis
ters of the district arc expected te be pres
ent during nemc stages of its continuance,
some remaining the entire season.
The usual facilities for postal business,
market supplies, personal transportation
and carrying of baggage from aud te the
depot by Isaac PewTs 'buses will be af
forded this year ; and the train conveniences
en both railroads are complete and excel
lent. Geerge Wanamakcr, of Philadelphia,
has charge, of the bearding house, and 18
for the season will beard the visitors ($5 for
ministers) and lodgings will be furnished
at -10 cents per night. Many persons ledge
and live in their tents aud take their meals
at the bearding house.
The order of exercises will be about as
follews: Ca. in., early prayers ; GJ a. m.,
family worship in private ; 8 a. m., prayer
meeting at the general stand ; 10 a. m.,
preaching ; 1 p. in., children's meeting,
and at the same time experience meeting
in some one of the tents ; 3 p. in., preach
ing ; (5 p. m., prayer meeting ; 7$ p. in.,
preaching. All lights out by 10 p. in.
There will be a resident population of at
least 500 en the camp ground. The daily
attendance will run up into the thousands,
and en Sunday, which is always the " big
day" if the weather is fair, there is no
doubt that 10,000 iiersens will congregate
en the ground.
The AdinlHHHen Fee.
A correspondent at Landisville writes as
fellows ou the subject of charging an ad
mission te the camp ground : " There is
no speculation involved in the campmeet
ing. The weeds is net owned by a stock
company ; no annual dividends are de
clared ; it is owned by the camp meeting
association of which every let-holder is a
member ; all the profits accruing from the
sale of lets and from ether sources are ap
plied te meeting the expenses of the camp
and for the payment and improvement of
the grounds.
"Considerable prejudice has been excited
against the campmeeting because of the
trifling admission charged at the gates,
but when the public fully understand the
necessity of this arrangement their preju
dices will vanish. Campmcctings arranged
for the comforts which are new demanded
arc attended with considerable expense,
the collections usually taken are net ad
equate te the demands. It was deemed
best te divide the expenses among all who
come te the camp by taking a collection at
the gates instead of at the public stand
and inclesure. The plan has worked ad
mirably, there has been sufficient income
net only te meet all the expenses, but
there has also been a geed surplus
te apply toward the payment of the
grounds, en which there still remains an
indebtedness of $11,000.
" The managers are se well pleased with
the arrangement that they will lcat no
retreat. Every person coming te the
camp ought net te object te the payment
of the small sum of 10 cents when no
further appeals will le made te them, and
when it will rolieve the public services
from interruptions by repeated collec
The Contract for Hathllng ItHa It Been
Legally Awarded?
As stated in yesterday's Intkm.iekn-, the beard of peer directors have
awarded the contract for rebuilding the
v i t Mr. j. m. !.., or
Willow Street, whose bid was $ 1,120,
while Ed. N. Smith, of Columbia, bid
9'J,851.87, and was the lowest bidder.
Mr. Landis, one of the directors, ex
plains the action of the beard by saying
that when Mr. Bachman's bid was opened,
and its specifications examined, they were
found te contain a number of improve
ments net set forth iu the specifications
prepared by Mr. Sniffer, the architect em
ployed by the directors. The beard, there
fore, rejected all the bids received iu re
sponse te the secificatieii.s furnished by
their architect, and accepted the proposal
of Mr. Bach man for a structure of quite a
different character. Following are some
J of the alterations that apjiear iu Mr. Bach
man's plan. Instead of the ventilators de
scribed iu the specifications, Mr. Bachmaii
proposes larger ones, with a ventilating
cupola that will add greatly te the appear
ance of the barn. He also proposes eight
dormer windows instead of six, as called
for in Mr. Shiffer's plan ; fourteen blinds
instead of ten ; oak pests iu the
stills instead of hemlock (there will
be required 125 or 130 of these) : the sills
also are te be of white oak, 8 by 11 inches,
floors of the mew are te be laid with floor fleor floer
ing beards, nailed down, instead of
loose beards ; there aie te be large star
openings at each end of the barn instead
of the half-moon slat opening proposed in
the specifications, and all the windows arc
te be furnished with blunts such as are
used in dwelling houses. These improve
ments en the plan advertised for, Mr.
Landis thinks (and in this the beard agreed
with him), are worth fully $300, and there
fore Mr. Bachman's bid was a mere favor
able one than Mr. Smith's.
The " ether fellows " by no means agree
te this, and insist that even if Mr. Bach
man's "plan" is a better one than that
furnished by the directors' architect they
(the biddeis) ought te have had a chance
te compete for its construction. They bid,
in geed faith, te build a barn, exactly in
accordance with the plans and specifica
tions furnished by the directors. If the di
rectors afterwards discovered a better plan,
they should have rejected all the bids for
the old plan and given all the bidders a
ehance te compete for the new one. Per
haps some of them could have built it for
a geed deal less meucy than Mr. Bachman
proposes te build it for.
These points seem te be well taken, and
there is still another and perhaps a mere
important ene nrged ; namely, that the
beard of directors having rejected all the
bids offered for the barn in accordance
with the plans aud specifications furnished,
have no right te accept a bid for the erec
tion of a different kind of building without
advertising for proposals, and giving com
peting mechanics an equal chance te pro
cure the contract.
Mr. Ed. N. Smith, the lowest bidder, de
clares that he has been very unfairly dealt
with, and Fred Blctz, who seemed te be
interested in the furnishing of the lumber,
is outspoken iu declaring that the award
of the contract was a set-up job between
some of the directors and Bachman. In
addition te the fact as published yestcr
day,that Bachman's bid was net handed in
until after several of the ether bids were
opened (although he was present in an ad
joining room, within hearing distance),
and even when handed in was net the
lowest bid, it is said that Mr. Bachman's
interest was earnestly championed by Cap
tain Brickcr, of AVarwiick, who is largely
engaged in the lumber trade, and who ex
ercised no small influence in scenring the
nomination and election of Mr. Evans as a
director of the peer. Iu a word, as the
" outs " say, the lewest bid was rejected
by Mr. Evans and his "wicked partners,"
aud the job given te Sir. Bachman, se that
Mr. Brickcr, who elected Mr. Evans, might
have the profit en the lumber used en the
barn, and Mr. Evans be enabled thus te
discharge a political debt.
Anether objection raised te Mr. Bach
man's "plan" is that notwithstanding his
oak pests and sills, en which the directors
laid se much stress (although they did
net advertise for them), he will use in the
construction of the barn mere common
hemlock, and less geed pine than would
have been used by any of the ether bid
ders. Fred. Blctz declares that there will
be mere hemlock than pine in the building
as proposed by Bachman.
The great objection after all is that the
directors have, without legal authority, ac
cepted a bid for the construction of the
barn without giving any ether bidder a
chance te compete with the man te whom
the contract was awarded.
An experienced builder who has exam
ined Mr. Bachman's plan and compared it
with that of Mr. Shiffer's, informs us that
there will be from 5,000 te 15,000 feet less
lumber in Bachman's than were asked for
in Shiffer's plan, and that the Bachman
barn, with all 'its alleged improvements,
can be built at a less net cost than the
Shiffer barn, and that if proposals for the
building of it had been asked there would
in all probability have been bids as low or
even lower than Mr. Smith's rejected bid
of $3,851.87 thus saving te the county
net less than -268.13, and perhaps consid
erably mere.
Among the Carlisle Firemen.
A Carlisle correspondent of the Harris
burg Patriot says : " A delegation of the
Geed Will fire company, of your city, ac
companied by Mr. Henry Raymond, of the
American hose company, of Lancaster,
Pa., visited the Cumberland boys en Sat
urday. The visitors were sumptuously
entertained by members of the Union and
Cumberland companies, after which the
llarrisburg gentlemen were driven around
te the several engine houses. At the
Union hall, Mr. Peter Dare, one of the
trustees of the Geed Will, made a short
speech complimenting the department of
Carlisle. The entire party visited the In
dian school and were cordially received by
the superintendent, Capt. Pratt.
Locating a Branch Railroad.
A party of civil engineers are new en
gaged locating a branch railroad between
a point en the New Helland branch, about
five miles cast of New Helland te the ere
mine in the neighborhood of Morgante wu,
Berks county.
The Kmireck Legien Organized.
Last veiling the Hancock Legien met
in the hall evi r J. A. Sprenger's saloon, en
North Queen street, a large number of
prominent .md active Democrats being
present. A temporary organization was
effected b eh.eting II. R. McConemy pres
ident; ( ha iU F. Rcngier, vice president
and Sites Smith, secretary.
The ollewing permanent efliecrs were
then chu'ii :
President Cen. Geerge M. Steiiiman.
Vice Presidents B. J. McGrann, W. U.
Hensel, William A. Morten. Dr Henry
Carpenter, Geerge Natimau. II. K. Fahnos Fahnes Fahnos
teck, 11. I" Sl.tyniaker. H. R. McConemy,
Samuel II. Reynolds and William Mc Mc
Cemse .
Treasurer --Reland 11. Brubaker.
Secret ui -Peter McConemy, Jacob L.
Steinniet.. A ones A. McElhene. W. T.
Jeffries, ('hi 1, , F. Rentier, Slier. Smith,
William .1 Widmyer, Charles E. Stewart.
Mandril Philip Bernard.
Commander of the Legien CeJ. Edward
Aids S. W. Altick. Henry R. Ferrest,
Jame?. ViacG 'tiiglc, Slier Smith, Jehn K.
iMctzgrr Jehn PentK, Harry Raub, II. L.
Ecktit. V T. .J.-lfrics, William B. Ford Ferd
ney, A!", f Dennelly, S. S. Jerdan,
Frank If II .well, Henry T. Trust.
The ;. i! e:' the Legien is te form an
association .ln?h, at times when thvward
clubs de ii. t Mini out or can net go as a
whole, m mike a turnout ; and which,
after I lane, tk's election, shall constitute
itself no . i.itien te visit Washington
en iiiauin it; u day. All the memliers of
the Legien .ee inembeis of their resicc
tivc tv an! hilx, xud when the clubs meet
or parade tin members of the Legien as
individual will meet and parade with
them, se thai in no event will they Ikj
weaken, d ' Him organization of the
Yer. pi.Mecit.vrs te iiik iiikk.
TIie.Sil.: linoreek CluO Kiilitn a 1'elv.
Las! f-wring between 0 and 7 o'clock
there a.a Hancock pole-raising in the
Tliild ward, the hite being en East Vine
street is- .ti Seuth Queen. The event was
undur the MiHuiees of the "Junier Han
cock ebi! .vi organization composed of
Deiin-.-i -ii. .-evs ranging in their ages
from t n te fifteen years. There
was quilt a huge and animated
crowd ei i n-!i and boys en the scene
at thv time mentioned, and the pole,
ashapciv tree measuring fully sixty feet in
height reared in a jiffy, the time eccu
pied b i . etuigsters in putting it in posi
tion be.n.; h- than live minutes, and re
quiring n. .'"ie, tackle or any ether ap
plinners.m fieir own willinghands. A flag
and jmiu . -Irenmer were attached te the
top of : Ii" 1 1 ee, aud couple of beards bear
ing the i!.i'n-j of Haneeck and English.
At theLompletieii of the work the boys
were In ait d ehcered by the large eiewd
of lookers en and they returned the com
pliment In cheers long and lusty for our
worthy e-nilidatcs. The boys deseive
much pr.ii.-e for their very creditable per
formance. KNHSMTSOF 11 Til I AS.
i'l-.-.Sei-iuil Visit l.ttst K-niliK
Last eiii'ig some thirty mcmbeis of
Cove Ledge. Ne. !01, Knurhts of Pythias,
of Mount Jey. paid a fraternal visit te i Ni.lge, Ne. I8, of tin's dty, com
pliment;: i te their sister ledge and for the
purpe. r ( witnessing the conferring of the
amplili ', Ne. (W being
the en. Ie U'.' m this section of the state
werkini: mi ier the amplified fuiui. The
visit w,..i e.uiiplete thengh pleasant sur
prise. .t tie- members of Lancaster ledge
had no kn..wJedge whatever of it until the
strangwis appeared at the castle nan en
Prince M ret., they having driven from
Mount .Ie. Vfter the regular session of
thele-L-.-a 1 the conferring el the rank
en two T.iii-.l.dates, the visitors weie march
ed te .1 A. ?prenger's saloon, en North
Queen -iiivt, where refreshments for the
inner ii'i weie enjoyed ami a general in
tercha i e of geed feeling had, the stran
crs th j". li'ig for home at a late hour.
Cove ) .' - i iu a very nourishing cendi
tien. -m twvnty-five menibcis having
been i .i-ia- -l luring the term, with a cor cer
respeii en 1 1 nJ-iigeuHuit of their tieinuiy
I'.:e!:ai::.k attkiiit te kei:.
i'rin;ie Knlere I Through il
Itnelc Wln.lmv.
evening, between t" and 7
Rev. Father Huber. assist-
ant p i '
gaged ei
man t
,it St. Mary's church, was en-
ri ing vespers, an unknown
,iti m the b.ilceu in rear of the
eeiinucted with the church and
through an open window into
Fathci Huhei'sroem. The intruder was
seen by some bejs who were upon an up
per ba'ce:. .. an4 when he saw that he was
discer(ei, h.i beat a hasty retieat. A
rather i- irv collection had been taken in
the church fir the benefit of the episcepal
fund, it is supposed the intention of
the iiitni'Ur tras te steal it while Father
Hubei w.i. uigagcd at the altar. Luckily
he was thw wted if such was his intention.
. ;.! rrein the Corener.
Counter "ii "shier denies that his official
cxpeii;..'- -.i. ?2,'J0O per annum. He sas
the fiifc'ie ejwnses of his oflice last year
was n t i.mie than $1,400, and of this
amount !.: 1 1 1. share was net 4800. The
balaiee wit' te the doctor, witnesses,
jtiruis. .. i.. fn- the burial of unclaimed
bedii-; Whiie the county commissioners
were u.v.ri'igthe Berks county figures
with l; i;- ! Lancaster count . the coro
ner w ' ' ' "i l.e te knew why they die1 net,
contra i t .- i peiisus of the commission
ers' i.Tint-' i i riie two counties.
Surgical Operiitism.
J. !-!, veterinary surgeon, of Wil
low Sf m e'..f -cntly successfully performed
the ra a el bflicult operation of remov
ing tw.. i .-- gravel stones from the blad
der of a .i't: -ole herse belonging te C. B.
Herr V ni'ir township.
'.icitlicr Sale of Henes.
Sam if' 'bs-s & Sen, auctioneers, sold
ycstei :' '-' tee Mcrrimac house, for Gee.
Gre.-" 'i:t t "" head of Canada horses, at
an ave. '. ei" $181.50 per head ; 10 out of
the I." Id at an average of 2eG.10 per
.'. !iI for a Bridge..
Te- 'v ) l.i county commissioners visited
Christ ... ii w here they were te meet the
cemmi e:i:'iv. of Chester county aud open
the p; pt .-als for erecting an in ter-ceunty
bridge .ic.-s the Octoraro at Mercer's
Firct itrfennefl Church Picnic.
Te-uy tin; congregation and Sunday
school e" tin: First Reformed church are
holding a picnic at What Glen, and the
weather being fine are having a delightful
time. The party ia quite large.