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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER. FRIDAY, JOLY 30, 1880,
FRIDAY EVENING. JUijY 30, 1880.
The New Yerk, Ohie and Pennsyl
vania Democracy spoke en Saturday
evening at the ratification meeting in
New Yerk, through their eminent rep
resentatives whose speeches we print en
our first page, and they spoke with no
less of hopefulness for the issue than of.
serious concern in the cause for which
they were spokesmen. It has been the
aspersion of the opposition upon Demo
cratic attempts te gain iever that its
leaders were widely divided in sentiment
upon fundamental issues and that there
was no cohesive principle among them.
Ne one who reads and compares the
speeches of Mr. Tilden, Mr. Randall,
Gen. Ewing and Mr. Tucker, or the let
ters of the distinguished gentlemen
whose unavoidable absence was regretted
by themselves and the audience, can fail
te be impressed with the very slight differ
ences that divide Democrats in thiscam
paign, and hew easily all can be accom
modated en the platform built for them
at Cincinnati. The vital wants of the
country, the reform of administrative
abuses, the exposure of wrongs and the
purging of frauds by some ether party
than that which is responsible for them,
offer every opportunity for Democrats
from all sections te heart ilv unite in
common effort at a common purpose.
The money question is virtually .settled,
and between the policy which General
Ewing would new urge in Congress, and
that of the- most extreme eastern hard
money man, there would probably be the
slightest shade of difference. On the tariff
question,Mr. Randall, who is conceded te
be a careful student of economic subjects,
and whose devotion te Pennsylvania's
interests lias net been questioned, shows
conclusively that there can be no "tariff
for revenue only"' accommodated te our
present financial necessities that will
net afford te American industries all the
protection they need or deserve. Mean,
while it is wisely recommended that some
such authority as the Eaten tariff com
mission bill contemplates can settle the
tariff question far better than it can be
adjusted in the noisy debates of Con
gress. The tariff issue, is one of details;
its phases change with shifting conditions
of our material development. The time
comes when its beneficences arc nurtured
up te a point beyond which protection te
them is plunder of some ether interest
and from such abuses the country has
unquestionably suffered in the past.
What is needed new for our development
are new markets for our products rather
than protection of our industries. The
party which can devise measures te pro
vide them and which can restore our pres
tige and put our Hag upon the highways
of ocean commerce, is the party of the
future. The enlightened statesmanship
of the Democratic parly is reaching a
common conclusion en the questions that
concern our material development no
less than upon these that affect our
A Trustworthy Leader.
We have watchul with great interest
Senater Eaten's com se since his entrance
into the Senate, and have admired its
straightforward consistency and geed
sense. lie isalwajs a reliable exponent
of sound Democratic doctrine and can
ever be trusted te act as he talks and
thinks. In Hie .strength of his common
sense, and the resoluteness with which
heebejs its commands, he stands above
all his associates in the .Senate, en the
Democratic side at least. He displayed
his line quality conspicuously in the elec
toral com mission felly, being the only
Democratic senator te vote against it.
lie believed it te be an unconstitutional
and vicious expedient, which took from
him the discharge of a duty imposed
upon him as a senator of Connecticut,
which he had no right or power te shirk.
He was net the only Democratic senator
who se believed ; but he was the only
one who had the courage te act upon his
conviction. Everybody new admits that
he was right. It was as easily seen then
as new. The principle upon which he
acted was fundamental. It was sound
Democratic doctrine. It was net
hidden from any one of ordi
nary comprehension, average honesty,
and Democratic education. Yet but
one Democratic senator objected. This
is mertifjing te realize, but it is net
strange. It only shows hew weak men
are, and men esteemed great, at that.
These senators knew they were voting
against their principles when they voted
for the electoral commission bill. They
did it because they thought the peaceful
compromise of the dispute thus secured
justified the lawless device; and they
were se thoroughly persuaded of Tilden's
election that they could net believe that
the commission could find it otherwise
They have been justly punished for their
abandonment of principle. They did it
in weakness. Senater Eaten only was
strong. And it was net an accident.
We have never known him te fail en any
trial of his geed sense and Democracy.
It is such men that our party needs as
leaders; men who are at once honest,
sagacious and bold.
It has been several days since the Ex
aminer stated positively as a matter of
fact that in the primary election of the
Republican party in the second ward of
this city in 1879 a packed ballet box was
substituted for the true one, and that
the honest vote of one majority for Jehn
P. Geed, as recorder, was fraudently
changed te one hundred and forty-six for
Benjamin Longenecker, a candidate for
the same office, and that it was se return
ed and counted. Upen such a statement,
from such a source, uudenieu by these
whom it affects, a presumption arises
that the officers in charge of the election
were guilty of or connived at this fraud.
They were young men well known in
this city, and if the aspersion upon their
character by the Examiner is false it
behooves them te clear themselves of it
forthwith. If it is founded en fact they
were guilty of fraud and perjury,
for the Republican primary elections
are held under the general election law
of the state and frauds at them are cog
nizable by the statute against ether elec
tion frauds. Se long as they are un
punished the guilty offenders are liable
te be elected general officers and te per
petrate their tricks against the Demo
cracy. It may suit the Republican re
turn tinkers and ballet box shifters te
cheat each ether en this scale. We want
none of it in ours.
Up in Luzerne county, under the stim
ulus of an occasional local victory, the
Republican politicians are rapidly learn
ing te be as accomplished as the Exam,
incr and Neve Era would have us believn
their political friends here are in the
purchase of nominations. There was a
Republican nomination for assembly in
Wilkesbarre the ether day and Murphy
was chosen ever Dimmick, te the sur
prise of Dimmick's friends and
his own chagrin, since he had
bragged that he had, before
the nominating convention, bought
enough of the delegates te elect him and
had their receipts. Failing te get all he
had thus counted en, he became commu
nicative, and in an altercation between
his friends and these of his successful
competitor the Dimmick men finally pro
duced and flourished under the noses of
their opponents receipts signed by two
of the delegates Webb of the I'th and
Xewsbigle of the 1 Ith for money paid
them by Dimmick's mauugerste vote for
Dimmick, although they afterwards
voted for Murphy. A Democratic re
reporter get a copy of the receipts that had
been given for the bribe money. They
ran as fellows :
Wu.kks-11 vuitK, July 20th, 18S0.
Received of I. Leng forty dollars in con
sideration of my expenses at the district
convention in support of A. M. Dimmick,
candidate for representative and for my
vote. Gee. W. Nkwsuiei.e.
It is further stated that their second
sell-out was for $30 apiece. Lancaster
county must pony up or Luzerne will
take the cake.
Unhappy Londen and Paris are strug
gling madly with the " Gem Puzzle," 13,
The war between Chili and Peru is be
coming as sanguinary looking as a red
haired woman under an electric light.
" Take care," says an exchange. Well,
take it in small doses if you must. Wil
mington Every Evening Ne : take air,
liberally, and go te the mountains or the
seashore te get it.
That lynch law is all very wrong, the
Philadelphia News concedes, but it is a
satisfaction te knew that Diggs, the Mary
land fiend, has been put where senti
mental idiots cannot make a here out of
The British master of the rolls has
given a decision for the Emma mining
company against Albert Grant for
$600,000, and no doubt a fervent
prayer will go up from the Emma
mining cempauy that the bankrupt baron
may have the money te pay it.
Several days age General Hancock ad
dressed a letter te General Sherman, ask
ing him te give out for publication the let
ter he wrote iu the days of the electoral
count upon the pending situation. Yester
day General Sherman mailed te Gen. Han
cock a copy of that letter, se that the lat
ter can de what he pleases with it.
The bill providing for the compensation
of Irish tenants, when ejected by their
landlords, for the improvements which
the tenants have made upon the property,
has passed through the committee of the
whole in the Heuse of Commens, and re
mains te be acted upon by the Heuse in
its legislative capacity ; the conservatives
have determined further te resist its pass
age, probably as a means of strengthen
ing opposition in the Heuse of Lords,
where the fate of the bill is quite uncer
tain. Richard Waener's reply te a zealous
Bostonian who desired te secure his services
for American savers of a massive Teutonic
humor, in which his musical compositions
also abound. Herr Wagner kindly prom prem
ises that if the zealous Bostonians wil
give him a million, partly in cash and
partly in approved securities, he will gladly
' dedicate his future life and work te
America." Inasmuch as Herr Wagner
has new reached the age of sixty-seven,
the chances that a company of zealous
Bostonians who might be induced te ven
ture a million en him would have of get
ting their money back may easily be
The New Yerk Tribune describes Gen
eral Garfield as " the here of Chicka
mauga." It is net very clear whether the
1'ribune means that we should have been
beaten worse or net se badly if General
Garfield had net been present en that
melancholy occasion. In point of fact
General Garfield's name is net mentioned
in any official report or history of battle
which was issued before General Garfield's
nomination, except in an entirely inciden
tal manner, or in the orders signed by him
self as chief of staff te Resccrans. Gen.
cral Resccrans himself, it is interesting te
remark, is in favor of the election of Gen
eral Hancock, and net of the election of
the here of Chickamauga.
Speaker Randall visited General Han
cock at Governer's Island yesterday.
There is a rumor that the Princess
Louise is weary of Canada, and will net
Mr. W. H. H. Murray is reported te be
engaged in a large and profitable commis
sion business in Liverpool.
Rebert Toombs is poetically described
as possessing a rugged face, " deep thunder-scarred,"
and set in grizzly locks.
Senater Conkline has geed luck as a
fisherman. He has just caught and sent
te a friend in Utica a New-Brunswick sal
mon three feet long.
The New Yerk Herald te-day notices
among the late arrivals in Paris Messrs.
Michael Zahm, H. Z. Rhoads and son and
J. W. B Bausman, of this city. They
were registered at tee Hetel Byren.
General William Mahone, senator
elect from Virginia, and leader of the Re
adjusters of that state, was taken danger
ously ill at Fert Menree, Wednesday. He
left for his home in Petersburg yesterday,
A head slighly bowed, a bright and in
telligent face, a twinkling eye-glass, a well
worn leather satchel holding catalogues,
newspapers, letters and what net these
were the salient outward character of the
late Tem Tayler.
The California magnates are credited
with an amount of wealth which would
comfortably support a small country. Mr.
Charles Crocker, is stated te be worth
$34,405,438 ; Mr. Leland Stanford, $34,
643,308, ahd Mrs. Mary F. Hepkins, $25,
280,972. A gentleman, rather defective in racmo racme
rv. in renlv te. a toast te woman, ex
"Oil, woman, lueur lieur or ease.
Uncertain, coy, and hard te please."
then hesitated, but presently, with confi
dence, went en :
" lint seen toeott. taiiiillur with tliy I. ice.
Wc llrst endure, then pity, then embrace."
RiciiAitii Wahnku, the composer, has
written te a gentleman of Hosten saying
that, weie a million of dollars stihsciihed
in Atactica and p.iid te him, part in cash
ami patt insecurities, he will come te this
country and stay, and wetdd pieducc all
his operas Jicte and dedicate his future life
and work te America.
urittTii.ttiNe ok Tin: south.
II. W. needier In Clirlidluii Union.
We note in some of our Southern ex
changes a variety of incidents mere indica
tive of the regeneration and ic-buildiiig of
the Seuth than all political movements put
together, for they concern these elements
of social life which underlie and produce
bcniliccnt legislation. Among these are
the formation of an anti-dueling associa
tion, the object of which is both te de
velop public .sentiment against
dueling and te enforce laws hitherto dead
letters upon this subject. And this
association has the warm endorsement of
Senater Butler and the Charleston Ncics.
In Seuth Carolina restrictive regulations
have been passed agaiust the sale of
whisky. The grand jury in nearly every
county has made seme utterance agaiust
it, and an attempt is te be made te recog
nize the Sens of Temperance of that state
and te secnie the co-operation of temper
ance workers iu a vigorous anti-liquor
campaign. The Nermal institute of the
same state is announced during the
month of August, lasting three
weeks, with a course of study
which will include all branches
taught in schools, and special instruction
iu advanced methods of teaching disci
pline, the first institute of the kind ever
held iu Seuth Carolina and an important
step in the educational progress of the
state ; scarcely less important as an indica
tion of advance is the proposal, coming
from the Mississippi Valley Cotten
Planters' association at Vicksburg
te the chambers of commerce and
the cotton exchanges of New Orleans,
Memphis, Little Reck and Montgomery,
te co-operate in arranging for a scries of
fairs te be held in these places during the
coming autumn ami spring, for the pur
pose of exhibiting various patterns of ag
ricultural machinery in use upon the
cotton plantations of the Seuth.
The improved plows and cul
tivators familiar in the Northwest
are almost unknown iu Seuthern fields,
and the fact that .these great representa
tive bodies arc inclined te work together
is an indication net only of an increasing
readiness for agiicultural improvement
but of that hopefulness which is born of
an increasing- agricultural prosperity. A
community which can put down violence,
whether in the form of a duel or in a less
reputable form, can give effective battle
te whiskey, can establish a geed school
system, and can develepe its agricultural
interests, is en the high read te prosperity
whatever its politics and whoever is presi
dent. JtiAKKIED ON Till-: KAIL.
A Wedding Ceremony in theCaisaudn
Wcildlnj Trip te the Inlet.
Jehn II. Schwartz and Henrietta
Schmidt, of Chester, weic married last
Wednesday. They hit upon the novel
plan of having the ceremony performed
en the beach, with only the white surf te
play the wedding march. With that ob
ject iu view they left Philadelphia
en the Narrow Gauge excursion
train, accompanied by the parents of
the we.ld-bc biide and the Rev. A. Wes
ley IIcnry,a Methodist minister. A number
of friends were included iu the party. As
the train drew nearer and nearer the
young lady's heart grew fainter and fainter.
She pictured the crowds upon the beach,
and told her expectant husband that she
never, never could stand up before se many
gaziug eyes. But the young man didn't
like te change his plans, ami then thcie
was a long parley. A hotel was suggested,
but that wouldn't de, and finally a com
promise was effected, and the young lady
agreed that the wedding should take place
en the cars right then and there. The
minister was called upon, the bridal
couple steed up and in a moment they
were made one. Upen the arrival of the
train here the party were driven te Schauf
ler's te dinner. Then came a plunge in
the surf and Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz went
en a wedding trip te the Inlet. After a
sail the wedding party took the cars for
(iKKAT FIRE AT UUFFALO.
l'repcrty Destroyed Werth a Quarter of a
A fire broke out in Buflale at neon yes
terday in the planing-mill of of J. F. Dc-
witt. At 10 p. m.. it was under control
It proved te be one of the most disastrous
that has occurred m that city for a number
ei years, it covered an area el et a quar
ter of a mile in length, and about 000 feet
in width ; burning and destroying te the
value et ?3S.j,uuu, en which there is an
insurance of $175,000. De Witt's planing
mill, which was one et the largest m the
country, being 300 by 180 feet in dimen
siens, was tetaly destroyed in ten minutes,
Se rapid was the progress of the flames
that thcic was no time te close the office
safe, which, together with its contents,
was destroyed. An cightccn-iuch fly
wheel, weighing about ten tens, burst into
pieces, flying some thirty feet, but mjur-
ing no one.
Tlie flames next
Bruniug's and O. T.
mill ; the immense
C. Welch & Ce.. and
lumber piles of D.
Bennen & Leck and R. Mills and Ce.'s
shipyard. Captain Frank Perew's floating
elevator "Bridgcwater," which was lying
en the opposite side of the creek from
Dewitt's planing mill next fell a victim of
the flames, being totally destroyed. By
the exertion of the empleyes of the Union
Dry Deck company, formed into a bucket
brigade, their valuable property, together
with W. R. Burt's ship yard and the Le
high Valley coal company's decks adjoin
ing, were saved.
The New Yerk Herald te-day says that
the publication in one of the city evening
papers yesterday of what purported te be
the leading points of General Hauceck's
letter of acceptance is purely the offspring
of a lively imagination, in ether words it
was simply guesswork. General Hancock
has net shown the letter te any one, and,
what is mere, it is stated, en the most un
questioned authority, that he wrote the
letter without taking advice from any one
en the subject. The only cause for delay
in the publication is waiting for JUr. Eng
lish te write his letter, and when this is
done both will be given te the press simul
taneously, which, beyond doubt, it is
confidently stated, will be te-day or te-
WILLIAM PAUiTOB'8 DJSATH.
Twice Aremad the Ball WketL
Up Inte the Derrick aad Prepped Lifeless te
Wednesday afternoon William Painter,
agent of the Standard purchase of the
extensive oil property, better known as the
Smith farm, at Franklin, Venango county,
and Edward Davis an employee of Mr.
Painter, were drawing the tubing from a
well ou the west end of the farm, near
the school house, across the hollow from
the Galloway read. It seems that the men
had two sections out and were drawing
en the third. The tug rope which runs
from the beam wheel shaft te the bull
wheel was loose and lagged considerable,
which caused seme trouble and delay in
drawing. When the third section was
drawn te the clamps, the rope en the ex
tension throttle was pulled and it would
net work. Finding that the tubing was
being drawn towards the top of the derrick
and the engine could net be stepped, Mr.
Painter made an endeavor te catch the
brake of the bull-wheel end and step that
much of the machinery before any damage
was done. In attempting te de this he
struck the red which reverses the en
gine and slipped and fell, striking Davis,
who had held of the pulling rope, and
they both were caught in the terrible
coils and whirled around the bull-wheel
shaft. Davis was caught at the ankle and
his beet was pulled off, which saved his
life, as he was only thrown about eight feet
and had his leg broken by the rope. Mr.
Painter's death was terrible. He was wound
around the bull-wheel shaft about seven
times, his head was beaten te a jelly be
fore his leg pulled apart, throwing him
about thirty feet up into the derrick and
he foil en the fleer, his neck broken and
his arms and legs broken in many places
the bones protruding through the flesh.
He was mangled beyond recognition, and,
iu all probability, died iu the early part of
the terribly scene and did net suffer long.
Werd was instantly sent te this city, and
about one hundred persons hurried te the
horrible scene. His remains were placed
in a cab and taken te his home.
Davis was pieked up inseusiblc, but
was seen restored and related, as we 11 as
he could, the particulars of the accident.
He was also placed en a mattress in a cae
and taken te his home, near the Eclipse
works, and hi! leg set and wounds dressed
uy ui. uniuraun. nm iujuuce
Senater Katen'a Prophecy.
Mr. Eaten, of Connecticut, was the only
Democratic senator who voted against the
bill creating the infamous electoral com
mission of 1877, On the day after that
bill passed the Senate, and before it went
te the Heuse, he wrote te a friend in
New Haven the following remarkable let
ter, which is new for the first time pub
Washington, Jan. 26, 1877.
My Dear : I need net say that a
letter of this character is, te a certain ex
tent, always confidential. Yet I shall say
many things that may well be posted at
the street corners of your city.
Before this the telegraph has told you
that I alone of all the Democratic senators
have voted against a bill which is fondly
called a "compromise measure. "
I would net submit te what I regarded
as personal dishonor. I would net consent
te vote for a public act which, in my sol
emn judgment, was in direct violation of
the constitution of the United States, and a
direct abandonment of the powers con cen
ferrred upon me as one of the senators of
a sevreign state.
Connecticut Ged bless her ! shall
never be dishonored by me. I will stand
alone always, if it be necessary, in defense
of her rights when invaded, as I apprehend
they were by the bill which was yesterday
passed by the Senate of the United States.
Te me, as one of her representatives, were
confided her rights. In my hand was her
honor. As one of her representatives I
have, or rather had, the right te say who
was the honestly elected caudidato.te the
high office of president of the United
States. This right was yesterday taken
from me. Thank Ged, it was net given up
I did net permit, by my own act, a mis mis
crable contrivance te take from me that
power. Se much for that. On paper I
cannot say all or half what ought te be
I should say this, however, for I will net
knowingly wrong any person : The sena
tors (Democratic) who supported that act,
I doubt net, believed it was for the inter
est of the Democratic party and the coun
try. That several of them acted and
voted under pretest is true doubting the
constitutionality of the measure, but be
lieving it was in the interest of peace and
geed government ; and, further, were, by
some means and in some way, convinced
that it would tend te procure the declara
tion of Mr. Tilden as the fairly elected
president of the United States.
In that, in my judgment, they will be
deceived when it is tee late. The game
which they have been made te believe will
be successful will result in the most utter
defeat. I pray net, but I de net se hope.
One week age I believed that Mr. Tilden
would be declared, as I believed he had
been elected, tbe next president. Te-day
I have no sech opinion. He will be
counted out, and wc shall be compelled te
submit te defeat without the peer right te
Se mete it be ! Se ought it te be ! There
has never been, in my opinion, such rank
foolishness such a miserableabandenmcnt
of a geed cause.
But, as that wise old woman said, "We
shall sec what we shall see." I pray I may
be mistaken, but I have no such a hope.
My love te all. I am sick and disgusted,
and were the Legislature Democratic I
would resign te morrow. Geed-by. Ged
bless you. Eaten.
Nominations for Congress.
The Grccnbackcrs of the Eighteenth
district have nominated G. W. Rutherford
The Democrats of the Fifth Texas dis
trict have nominated the Hen. Scth Shep
perd for Congress.
The Republicans of the Sixth Ohie dis
trict nominated Hen. J. M. Ritchie for
Julius C. Burrows was reneminated for
Congress by the Republicans of the Fourth
The Grccnbackcrs and Democrats of the
Third Maine district, nominated William
Philbrick, of Skewhcgan, for Congress.
The Republicans of the Third Indiana
district nominated A. P. Charles for Con
gress. The Greenbackers of the Portland,
Maine, district, nominated J. Andersen
The Democratic convention of the Third
Tennessee congressional district nomina
ted G. G. Dibrell for re-election by accla
mation. The Democratic congressional conven
tion in the Fifteenth Ohie district nomi
nated General A. J. Warner for re-election.
The Republican convention of the Third
Ohie district nominated H. L. Merey, of
Butler county, for Congress en the three
hundred and sixty-seventh ballet.
The supporters of ex-Mayer Rese in the
late Republican congressional convention
of the Twentieth Ohie district, who belted
have nominated C. B. Lockwood for Cen
gress and he has accepted.
Mr. What's His Name.
St. Leuis Dispatch.
It is 910 te 1 that you can't name the
nominee for vice president en the Green
back ticket without smoothing your mous
tache or scratching your nose for a minute
Mrs. Judge Belferd, a respected lady of
Manch Chunk, died yesterday of heart dis
ease, aged 70 years.
Harry Simenetti, a little Italian boy, was
drowned in the canal at Harrisburg, yes
terday while bathing.
Henry Rex, 73 years old, of Norristown,
took a dose of laudanum for the purpose
of suiciding. He was discovered iu time
and his life was saved.
At the state department an application
has been made for a charter te the com
pany which intends te construct a railroad
from Mcadville te Linesville, en the Pitts
burgh and Erie railroad. The distance is
William Calhoun, a prominent Phila
delphia Republican, who never voted tte
Democratic ticket in his life, made public
profession of his purpose te support Gen
eral Hancock last night before the four
hundred members of the First ward Han
Mr. Cressy, lessee of the North Bread
street theatre, Philadelphia, has paid into
the state treasury $500. which amount the
commonwealth claims is due from twelve
amusement companies in Philadelphia for
1879. Seme of the companies have net paid
any tax for ten years into the state treas
ury. The People's Laber convention assem
bled at Sharen, Pa., yesterday, for the pur
pose of selecting candidates for president
and vice president of the United States,
B. Smith, of Virginia, was chosen chair
man, and Jehn L. Jenes, of Pittsburgh,
secretary. Fifteen states were represent
ed, each state being entitled te 15 votes.
The nominations of Garfield and Arthur,
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Snow fell en the summit of Mount
Washington, N. II. yesterday, from about
neon until 2 o'clock.
The actual and estimated census returns
from 'Illinois indicate the population of the
state te be 3,135,000.
Baseball : At Trey Trey 9, Buffalo 2 ;
at Worcester Worcester 3, Cincinnati 2 ;
at Prevideuce Providence 8, Chicago 4 ;
at Bosten Bosten 7, Cleveland 0.
The large building at West and Bank
streets, New Yerk, occupied by a sewing
machiue company and several ether firms,
was partly destroyed by fire last night.
Less, about $50,000.
Jehn II. Clemcntshaw , of San Francis Francis
eo, was convicted of perjury yesterday in
the superior court. He is the witness who
swore se strongly thatj Charles DcYeung
fired a shot at I. M. Kalloch.
Yesterday morning all but seven of the
seventy-five men employed en the govern
ment buildings at Albany struck because
the superintendent would net allow them
te quit work at 5 p. m. en Saturday.
Jeseph Themas, a workman, fell into a
tank of boiling oil, at Vail & Osbern's
fish oil factory at Bray's landing, New
Jersey, en Monday, and after great suffer
ing from the scalds received died en Tues
A violent storm of hail and rain visited
the truck and fruit section around Nork Nerk
folk, Va., en Wednesday. The wind blew
down barns and outbuildings, and the hail
stones, some of which were as large as
hen's eggs, destroyed vegetables and
The Dublin correspondent of the Lon Len Lon
eon Times states that the improved cendi
tien of the country and the prospects of
an abundant harvest have caused the re
lief committees te prepare te dissolve.
There is little doubt, he says, that the
money en hand will be enough te meet all
The West Virginia Democratic state con
ventien yesterday completed the ticket as
fellows : Governer, Jacob J. Jackseu ;
auditor, Jeseph S. Miller ; treasurer, Thes.
O'Brien ; judge of supreme court, Themas
Green : attorney general, U. U. Watts ; su
perintendent of schools, P. L. Butcher;
presidential electors, E. W. Wilsen, E. G.
On Wednesday night fifteen disguised
ruffians went te the house of a colored man
named Jeseph Thompson, about 20 miles
from Atlanta, Georgia, savagely beat him
and his wife, fatally shot his son, and killed
his daughter. The people of Jonesboro,
near the scene of the crime, have offered
8500 reward for the arrest of the murderers.
Four men were arrested en suspicion.
Thompson recognized the leader of the
gang as Jehn Gray, whom he recently had
convicted of assault and battery.
Dr. Tanner was last evening weaker and
sicker than at any time since the begin
ning of his long fast, and as he lay upon
his cot, pale, emaciated and with sunken
features, it was difficult te imaagine that
he was net dead. One of his watchers
asked whether he had net better partake
of the brandy and beef tea that Iiad been
procured in case of instant need and put
an end te his suffering, but the stubborn
man resolutely refused, saying that he had
no alarming symptoms and that when he
did have them, such as hicceughing, he
would then break his fast.
Scheme of a Flerida Orange l'ackcr.
Detective Pinkcrten, with Captain W.
C. Cooper, chief of police of Jacksonville,
Fla., appeared at the Tombs police court,
New Yerk, yesterday, having in custody G.
31. Branscom, of G. M. Branscom & Ce.,
orange packers and commission merchants,
of Jacksonville, Fla-, who is charged with
the forgery of bends, representing $137,
000, known as the Sanitary Improvement
bends of Jacksonville, drawing interest at
the rate of 8 per cent, per annum and pay
able in 1898.
The information which enabled Pinkcr
ten te prevent the flooding of the market
with these forged bends reached him about
the 1st of July, when an attache of tl
Brooklyn Eagle informed him that a man
stepping at French's hotel had induced a
friend of a boy working iu the Eagle office
te sign a number of bends, and that cir
cumstances were of a suspicious complex
ion. It was learned that the boy was
Arthur Ryerson, of Ne. 198 Eighth
street, Seuth Brooklyn, who while
out of work, was sitting in City Hall
park, when a man asked him about
his handwriting and invited him te
French's hotel. Here he copied a letter,
and his penmanship appeared te give sat
isfaction. He was then told he would be
written for within a week. In a few days
he was directed te call at the hotel, when
he signed the name of A. J. Baldwin,
chairman, te a large number of bends, re
ceiving $1.50 for his services. Detective
Pinkcrten communicated the particulars
te the mayor of Jacksonville, J. Ramsey
Dey, and requested him te send an officer
te assist in working up the case. Captain
Cooper came en, and he and Pinkcr Pinkcr
eon took the boy Ryerson te French's
hotel, where the latter identified Brans
com, who, after some evasion, admitted
having perpetrated a forgery. Pinkerton
found in his room ninety-two $500 bends
and forty-one $1,000 bends, all purporting
te be signed by the proper authorities and
attested by the seal of the city of Jackson
ville and common council. Other signa
tures te the bends were written by differ
ent persons and proved te be fac-simile;
of these of U. Stokes Boyd, T. J. Daniel,
Theodere Hartridge and James B. Crab
tree. The name of A. J. Baldwin, executed
by Ryerson, was that of a former mayor of
Branscom said that about $25,000 of
bends were in the hands of merchants who
were innocently betrayed into aiding his
scheme. His intention was te put up these
as collaterals te get goods and te procure
money te move the orange crop north this
fall. He had made partial arrangement
te this effect, and had deposited with T.
S. Atwater, dealers in bags at 3: Pearl
street, 42,500 in bends ; with B. E. Ha!s&
Ce., 55 Park Place, $9,500, and Haven &
Ce., 101 Park Place, $13,000. The money
deposited with the Messrs. Atwater was
for bags ; the collaterals with Mr. Hale
were for orange paper, and these left with
Mr. Haven were te cover money advance.
His arrangements were net cutirely com
pleted. The bends were lithographed by C. G.
Crawford, of 49 and 51 Park place, en
what purported te be a genuine elder fiem
the mayor of Jacksonville, addressed te
Branscera, te have them deue. They had
previously executed similar orders, and
these were struck off the original plate.
Branscom presented references from Jack
sonville te Crawfeid which were accepted
as genuine. He had seals cut by two differ
ent men en William street. He wanted them
te cut representations of signatuie,sbut
they refused te comply with his wishes,
no doubt under the apprehension that he
might use them for some improper purpose.
He was about te leave for the West te
make arrangements for shipping finit this
fall, but did net intend te use the counter
feit iustruments immediately. After com
pleting the impression of the seal ou the
bends, he carried the plate seal en beard
of a Fulton ferry beat, and threw it ever
beard into the East river.
The accused was committed temporarily
en this showing of facts te await examina
tion. A Clerk's Secret.
Washington Correspondence Cincinnati Com
mercial. A rather romantic affair, with pathetic
incidents has developed in the office of Cel
Casey, the commissioner of public build
ings, within the past few days. The chief
clerk of the office, named Sundeilaud, is a
Scotchman, who has held the place for
twelve years, having rendered faithful ser
vice during all that time. It
is said that he has handled vouchers for
ever $9,000,000, and all hh; ac
counts have been kept iu the best manner.
He was regarded by Cel. Casey as a very
valuable man. His salary has been 80,200
a year. He had a personal friend in the
office, for whom he had obtained the ap
pointment. Five years age he imparted the
fact in confidence te this man that he was
a deserter from the Seventh Uhitcd States
cavalry. It seems that he enlisted seen af
ter his arrival in the country, but net lik
ing the hard service under Custer, he
deserted and came te Washington. He
changed one of the letters of his name, but
did net hide at any time, and succeeded in
obtaining a clerkship. He get into a
quarrel last week with his friend iu the
office, who revenged himself by revealing
the fact that Sunderland was a deserter
from the army. There was nothing for
the adjutant general te de under the cir
cumstances except te direct that he be ar
rested, and this was done. He will, of
course, lese his place, and if he is net
ceurt-martialed, he will at least be given a
dishonorable discharge from the service,
which will prevent him from getting any
employment under the government.
Sunderland married a Washington lady
some years age, and has a family. The
case is a very hard one, Sunderland's
wife appeared at the department te plead
his case. But it was, of course, useless for
her te de se. Sunderland himself says he
is glad the facts arc known, as the secret
has leug been a burden te him, and he is
relieved from auy furthci dread of ex
posure. Meb Law In Mebcrty, Me.
An armed mob of about a bundled men
went into Mebcrly, Me., jestmtay and
opened fire upon a man named Cm lew.
whom Sheriff Matteck was taking into the
court house te be tried for a felonious as
sault en a woman. Cerlcw tan into the
court room, followed by three of the mob,
and was shot again. He then ran into the
street and received another shot, and was
chased through a dry goods store and up an
alley and into the street again. He finally
trot into a room ever a saloon and was
"cornered" bv his pursuers. The husband"
of the woman then fired four meie shots
into Corlew's body and one into his fore
head, causing wounds from which the
wretched man died in ten minutes. The
law officers of the town made no effort te
check the mob.
TIIC NMV COUNTY 15AKN.
Cards and Counter Cards.
Mr. D. B. Landis, president of the beaid
of peer directors, has been se much per
turbed by the adverse criticism en the
action of the beard at its late meeting in
awartlintr the contract for the erection of
the new county barn te 3Ir. Bachman in
stead of Mr. Smith, the lowest bidder,
that he came out in a caid in the Xiir Em
last eveniug in which he declares that ''he
will take no blame whatever in being im
plicated in setting up a job in awarding the
contract. " After stating that the con
tract was awarded " in geed faith by a
full vote of the beard, " Mr. Landis puffs
Mr. Bachman as ''a first-class barn builder
and employs from sixteen te eighteen lir.st
class hands;" and adds, "after the barn
is finished I would invite all tax
payers te come and inspect, and if I
helped te rob and cheat the county out of
any money in awarding the contract te Mr,
Bachman, let them say se, and I will will
ingly pay the difference between the two
bids which is 8263.13, out of my own
pocket." All of which is very kind iu Mr.
Landis, but docs net at all meet the issue.
The trouble is that the directors advertised
for proposals te build the barn after certain
plans and specifications prepared by their
order. A number of bids were received
and opened, after which Mr. Iiachmau's
bid was received ; and although it was net
the lowest bid, nor for a barn of such pat
tern as the directors had asked proposals
for, the bid was accepted and Mr. Bach
man was given the contract te the exclu
sion of the lowest bidder. Thus
the asking for proposals from ether
bidders was a mere mockery, as they were
bidding te build a barn in accordance with
the specifications furnished by the direc
tors and such a barn, the directors by
their action say, tl.cy don't want ! It is
this circumstances connected with the de
lay in handing in Mr. Bach man's bid and
the refusal te allow ether builders a chance
te bid for the erection of a barn after Mr.
Bachman's pattern, that gives the whole
proceeding a very "crooked " appearance,
even though their action was in geed
faith and by a full vote of the beard.
Wc are in formed that Mr. E. N. Smith,
the lowest bidder for the erection of the
barn under the directors specifications, has
notified Mr. D. B. Landis, president of
peer directors, that he would sue out an
injunction against any further proceedings
in the erection of the barn, unless the di
rectors give him a geed and satisfactory
reason why they let the building te a much
higher bidder. Mr. Smith says the Bach
man barn can be built after his plan at a
less figure than $3,831,87 which was Mr.
Smith's bid for building the barn after the
A New Safe.
A new safe has been placed iu the new
bnildingef the Lititz national bank. It
weighs 3,200 pounds and cost $4,500.
The anic Tliut Camn Out of the Wheel
At the county commissieLors' effc3
this morning the following jury lists were
drawn te serve as respectively indicated:
Names of ' inrers te crvc in a common
picas court commencing' Septembers, when
the case sent li -ic irem "Chester county will
be ht-artl :
Win S Hasting . f.iimcr, Drnmere.
Henry I. DiuVnmch,gentcnmn,Mt Jevtwp.
Ccvi Kiekecker, halter. Mt Jey ber.
Uenbcn Winter-, farmer, W Cocaliee.
Uriah CniPt'iit r. f.irmer. Warwick.
Henry Kcudii;. blacksmith. 9th ward, city.
Erastus KeyueliW, farmer, Druuiere.
It G Ureit, ce.it merchant. rHizabethtownber.
Isaac X Keene. assessor. Kilen.
Charles smith, laborer, Sth ward, city.
C E Swart;:, butcher. Columbia.
Jacob S Carman, firmer. Mt Jey twp.
Jacob Smeltz, gi ocer, C.th ward. city city
Ames (' Mdcs, tanner, W Hcuipfield.
Hiram I. liuchmun, clerk, Columbia.
Jehn K I.eiever. j;entleni:in, Paradise.
m 3tcMu!Icn, itrevcr. Providence.
Martin M Seneiiiir, luercl'ant. E Earl.
Wm II WiNen. fanner. Little llritain.
Peter Jehn, farmer, E Lampeter.
James 1.ivN. tanner. E Earl.
Ifcivhl Martin, tanner, Ceney.
P X Havers ick printer, Gth want, city.
Jehn Miller, farmer, Conov.
Clement Ueitner, tanner. Warwick.
A B italtlwin, merchant. Salisbury.
Samuel Lenjj. larnier, Prumerv.
Henry S Eaby, farmer. Mt Jey twp.
IaacFlickinirci". merchant, Cocaliee.
Adam E tlretr, miller, W I-ainneter.
A W Heiui. clerk, 1st ward. city.
Jesse Ueinnchl, lanner. V Cocaliee.
It I. Hendersen, clerk, id ward, city.
David Hariuiau, gentleman. Uth ward.
iSeers" Jcukiiw. tanner, Fulton.
Jehn M Hcr-hev, farmer, Kaphe.
Frederick II (iautz, lanner, Uaplie.
Jacob li Yentzer, tobacconist. Concstean.
Wm lilickcndcrter, grocer. t)th ward. city.
.le.-cph Graybill, tanner. E Hcmpticld.
Xume of M jurors te serve iu n common
pleai court ceinmcncinK September 13, te hear
the Chester county eases :
Jacob Itauk, farmer, ParadNe.
Jehn Itrenncr, e'.cik. Couestega.
Jelm'L Wi-slcr. butcher. E Hcmpticld.
Jacob Karnhart, ceiubmaker. Sth ward. citv.
Ciee A Mart, n, ivpcuiakvr. Sth ward, city.
Albert Muith, iarmer, Drumere.
Jehn Theiua-'. tailor, 2 1 ward. city.
Wm K lluit. Iarmer, Ta-iceck.
Jehn J Martin, tanner. Maner.
Henry Wolf, cabinetmaker. 3d ward, city.
(Jce Mus-er, -, iddler, Sth ward. city.
Jjuic l'ram;Iev, gentleman. 4th ward, city.
Levi Watts, merchant, E Earl.
tleoryeS (iciuer, engineer, Warwick.
Jealiui lSre-.ni, larmer.Sidsbnry.
Wm McFaIN, weed dealer. Providence.
David W liravbiU.ceitVf vunccr.E Hemntlcld.
t.ewi- S Hart man. tobacconist, 01 h ward, city.
Abraham Yeuiifr. shoemaker. Maner.
Jehn Hart, manulacturer. Providence.
Ahrah'uu I! I.eiifinccker. tanner, Warwick.
Jacob Oberlin, teacher, W Hcmptleld.
Win II Walter, painter, E Ceca lie .
II A Miluy. saddler, Uth ward, city.
J Samplo'White, carpenter, Salisbury.
Frank Dilllch, iun-keeper, W Lampeter
Abraham Kaull'man, miller, Strasburjs.twp.
Win II I'.ateman, painter 7th ward. city.
last! Tliackara, reeer, ."d ward, city.
Wash L Wuin, engineer. Columbia.
William Evans, merchant. Warwick.
1) KJIostetter, clothier. Lancaster twp.
(Jcere 11 llas-ler, miller, Itreckneck.
A 11 Hershey, lumber dealer, E Hempncld.
II. C Ke-.li, tanner, Pcuea.
K K ;. i-sniKer. coffee roaster. 7th ward city.
Jacob Walk, miller, Washington ber.
Christian Zcclier, gentleman. 0th ward, city.
W II Derat, pi inter. Columbia.
II II Aliment, wheelwright, Drumerc.
Fer Lancaster lieunty Cases.
Xamcs of r')jurers te serve iu a court of com
mon pleas e i!iiiucnciu September 27:
I: K Smalins clerk, tth ward, city.
Win P Lin die, carpenter, Salisbury.
Jacob s hharp, assessor, Ephrata.
Ames Crelf, Kcntlciiian, 4ih want, city.
Jesse Kling.Kreccr, E Denegal.
Win McLaughlin, carpenter, 7th ward, city.
E llainbriht. inn-keeper, E Hcmpticld.
Charles lleitshu, tailor. Columbia.
3 K Eshlciiuin, miller. Paradise.
Jehn X Weeds, farmer, L-aceck.
Philip Bernard, tobacconist, 2d ward, city.
UenrvDillenderfer, assessor, Manueini ber.
Elias'ZiejjIer, fanner. Itreckneck.
Cyrus Xetr, Iarmer. Maner.
Win SI Overly, clerk, Eiihrata.
P. I) Mever, miller, btrasburjr twp.
Jehn 7. Ilertzler, lanner, Cacrnai von.
Ames llii-staiid, tanner. Mount Jey twp.
!ee Hastings, inn-keener, ith ward, city.
Stephen F Eagle, gentleman E Denegal
Xichelas Daiiuer, inn-keeper. Paradise.
Jehn M .simliz, blacksmith, fctrasburg twp.
Jehn S llehrer, tobacconist. '.till ward, city.
Abraham Martin, farmer, V Leaceek.
Peter Wicst, tanner. Salisbury.
Daniel Weidman, Iarmer, Clay.
J Witmcr Iterge, l.u mer, Mr.Lsburg twp.
Jehn I'.arnhait, ceinbiiinker, Sth ward. oily.
Wm McCullough, mechanic, Fulton.
Philip Miller, tanner, strasburg twp.
Hiram Kline, fanner, Warwick.
Jehn F Sener, gentleman, 1st wurd, city.
Henrv J. Yeung, blacksmith. 7th want city.
Levi Campbell, bricklayer, Sth ward, city.
Owen scett, fanner. Eden,
Charles K Stewart, coal dealer,2d ward. city.
Jehn J Leng, tanner, Drumerc.
Stephen II Diinlap, tanner, Lancaster twp.
Leenard Prier, innkeeper, Marietta.
Wakeman Wi.ely, ju-tiee, Fulton.
Wm Lcchler, tailor. Mil waul, city.
Philip Leu hart, wheelwright. Elizabeth twp.
Jehn P stehuiaii. tanner, W HeinpllelU.
Peter Amuieud. innkeeper, Warwick.
Michael Minnicli, farmer, W. Ilempfleld.
Cee Gardner, coachmuker, Elizabethtown.
Andiew Ivautz,brickinaker,tli ward, city.
Henrv ISingiuan, justlie. Clay.
Ames llerv in, l.irmer, Strasburg.
s.inniel l.iej bill, gentleman, W Earl.
t:ents Acress I lie County Lines.
A large dwelling heu:;e of Jehn Lorali,
near Amity, Berk county was built iu 1797
and it still bears its first shingle reef, which
will yet last a number "of years. The house
was built by Mr. Lerah's grandfather,
Henry Buck, while working in the Ibslds
near his house, in Amity, Bciks county,
killed a copperhead snake which had with
in and areuud her 3S young ones, measur
ing from three te fifteen inches in length
The snake measured nearly live feet.
Ben Fate, a young man formerly of
Reading, was drowned in some manner
unknown while engaged in washing a
buggy in the'ereek at Empeiium the ether
day. Hew the calamity occurred is net
known, butthchei.se came home drivcr
Icss and Fate's body was subsequently re
covered and taken te Heading for inter
ment. The (ouiteen-ycar-eld daughter of Wm.
Gtimmcry, of Pike township, Berks coun
ty, was se badly burned .some time age
while trying te light, a l'uc with the aid
cf petroleum, that she finally died of the
injuries received, ami was buried en Wed
nesday. Tlie Picnic.
The picnic at Quarry villc yesterday, te
which an excursion was limfrem this city,
was very largely attended, and all present
enjoyed themselves heaitily. The excur
sion train arrived in this city at half-past
seven o'clock in the evening.
The train from Hartmun's island ar
rived ever the Pennsylvania read at 8
o'clock. The persons who went en that
excursion had a fine time and some of
them caught plenty of lish.
New Telegraph Line.
The American Union telegraph company
is engaged in the erection of a new line of
telegraph pests and wires en Christian
street between Chestnut and East King, te
connect their office in the Pennsylvania
passenger depot with their new office in
Uciss's building, Centre square. Their
poles will carry feurtclcgraph wires en the
upper arm, and the wires of the telephone
exchange en the lower arm.
Tobacco Plants Destroyed.
Seme days age a party of bad, or at
least thoughtless, boys get into the tobac
co fields of Emanuel Denliiigcr, at Gordon Gerdon Gorden
ville, and Jehn Denliugcr, near Lcaman
Plact, and topped a number of immature
tobacco plants, injuring Emanuel Denling
cr's te the extent of at least $30 and Jehn
Dcnlin ,rer's te a lesser extent.
Assault and Itattery.
Charles Witmcr and Charles Stene, two
white boys, who aft charged with assault
and battery en a colored boy named Au
drcw Keels, had a partial hearing before
Alderman McConemy this morning. It
will be concluded te-morrow.