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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCE!. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1880
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WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUG. 11, 1880.
Ob the Bead.
If Mr. Garfield had learned the lessen
of experience he would net have gene en
his lwlitical pilgrimage te Xew Yerk and
Chatauqua. A correspondent of the Xew
Yerk Sun reminds us hew all the travel
ing presidential candidates in the past
have come te grief at the election.
Henry Clay made a progress through the
country in all of his campaigns, meeting
an enthusiastic reception everywhere;
Van Buren at the close of his first term
made a tour through Xew Yerk and
Pennsylvania, and was beaten by Gen.
Harrison, who stayed at home at Cincin
nati and continued te perform his duties
as clerk of the common picas court ;
Tayler attended te his duties as general
and defeated Cass, who traveled through
the country making speeches ; Scott,
who did the same, was beaten by Tierce?
who stayed quietly at home ; Douglass
made a tour and se did Seymour and
Greeley: and we may add that. Grant late
ly madc.such a royal progress and met se
many enthusiastic friends that he was
beaten even for the nomination and never
get en the course at all.
There arc a geed many reasons why
tlit resiills of these presidential exhibi
tions should be just what exieri
ence shows theni te be. Men are
greater in the eyes of men when their
imagination is, left free te picture them.
Few great men come up te the ideal
which their fellows form of them, and
tlte presidential candidate who could ex
pect te lese nothing by an exhibition of
himself te the people needs te be very
eloquent and very noble in appearance.
And even then he will hardly add te his
repute, while he subjects himself te the
danger of damage by the disapproval of
these who think it unbecoming the high
dignity of the first office in the country
that it should be thus personally can
vassed for; and by the criticism of hos
tile politicians te whom it would net be
possible te avoid giving plausible
cause ler animadversion, eilcncc is
golden ; and no one has belter reason te
realizi this than the presidential candi
date. Kven the customary letter of ac
ceptance which is new expected from him
is a source of danger, and through appre
hension of saying something damaging
has conic te be clothed in words signify
The portraits of candidates even are
damaging te them. Probably a candi
date who would net permit his picture te
le taken would liud his account in it.
Their portraits de net generally give
them a very majestic or godlike appear
ance. Kvery voter would in his mind's
eye sec in his candidate a much nobler
physiognomy if he had net a lithograph
te undeceive and disenchant him.
There is but one opinion as te the
street railway in this city ; which is that
with its present width of track it is a
nuisance. We knew of no ether city
which permits a railway te be laid upon
its streets whose width of track does net
correspond with the wagon track. Xer
is then one which permits the T rail te
be laid for street railway use. "We de
net knew why the authorities of this
city are se exceedingly accommodating
te these who seek te abuse its streets
ami te make them disagreeable and
dangerous te travel ever. Our street
committee are alllicled with a singular
desire te spend money en streets which
yet they are net willing te protect the
people in their use eL The railroad
trains are allowed te cress them at a high
rate of speed although the ordinances
forbid it. When the street grade does
net suit the railroads they arc kindly
permitted te change it. The prep
erly owners are permitted te consult
their own ideas only in regard te the
proper slate of repair of their pavements.
But the most remarkable thing of all is
the fact that this street railway is per
mitted te obstruct the streets with its
narrow track and objectionable rail. It
seems that it is never te be get rid of.
The Belgian pavement new being laid
will probably fix it as an institution
amongst us and the daily smashing of
wagon wheels will continue te the great
contentment of the ceachmakers. Surely
it is asking very little of the street com
mittee te demand that they shall require
this railway, if it persists in using our
streets with its very useless track, te
make it the width of a wagon track,
se that it may be convenient for ether
vehicles besides the half dozen horse care
that daily struggle along its course. It
can be abated in its present condition as
a nuisance. Any jury would se pro
A AVoMAXwhe lives happily with her
husband and children would seem te be
clad in mail against seduction ; and yet
they have found one in San Francisce,
and she the daughter of a distinguished
clergyman, who had such surroundings
and yet lacked an embracing dentist te
make her happy. The husband, dis
covering the affair, after raging in
wardly for several weeks against the
dentist, while never for a moment losing
his love for his wife, shot him in the
back one day when he found it was icr
fectly safe and after demonstrating te his
satisfaction that his victim was a coward.
He seems te think that he did what was
right, and his reverend father-in-law says
he would have done the sauic. It may be
se ; but then the wife ought tehave been
included in the slaughter. Apparently
she was quite as guilty as anybody if
net mere se. It was a remarkable state
of mind which kept her husband in un
diminished love for her without a mo
ment's intermission. It was his love
for her he declared, which led him te
sheet theether fellow. There is no ac
counting for tastes.
Du. Faiixesteck need net anticipate
any trouble in demonstrating the utility
of his discovery of atatuvelencc after he
shall have established its reality and
made the scientific world acquainted
with its nature. If people can put them,
selves into a condition or if anybody
else cau put lliem into it and keep them
them there in which they can at will
remain insensible te physical pain or
weariness, the greatest discovery of any
age has been made, transcending all
ethers if net revolutionizing all known
natural laws. If
TnE Republicans have been very busy
sewing seeds of dissension among the
Pittsburgh Democracy, and hopefully
predicting an abundant crop of trouble.
Yesterday the twelve local Democratic
conventions met and a perfect love-feast
ensued, all ether candidates for county
committee chairman withdrawing and
Hen. James II. Hepkins being chosen by
acclamation. Mr. Hepkins has also con
sented te make the fight against Erret
for congress. This means a thorough
organization of the party in the West
and completes the unity of the Pennsyl
vania Democracy. With Cassidy and
Randall in Philadelphia; Sieer and
Stenger; in the southern tier ; Wallace
and Dill in central Pennsylvania ; Scott
in the north and Hepkins in the west or
ganizing the party, Hancock's .Mate is in
the best of hands, and the party presents
such a front as it has net had for many
Tin: Tennessee Democracy declare for
au honest payment of the state debt ; in
Virginia tiie only trouble arises from the
main body of the party preserving the
public credit despite the threatened alli
ance of the readjustee with the Repub
licans; in Alabama it was the Republi
cans who made common cause with the
Greenbackers. Xe worse state repudia
tion has been seen than in the reliable
Republican state of Minnesota. And
yet Schurz has the audacious meanness
te say that the Democracy arc the friends
of repudiation measures.
Oun intelligent and trustworthy Ala
bama correspondent net only gives us an
admirable insight into the political con
dition of his own state, but he makes a
strong point for the truly national party
when he proves that it is the organization
which is running Hancock that can alone
claim te lie thenartv of the Union ar.d
te be above sectionalism.
Tin: total population of the country will
go ever 48,000,000.
Stilt, another use for paper has been
found. Iu Germany some one has dis
covered hew te make stoves out of it, and
the fire in them is described as blazing
cheerfully, without doing stove material
the slightest injury.
The New Yerk Tribune, in speaking of
the work of the Republican national com
mittee, says: "Special attention is new
given te Maine and Vermont. The Re
publicans in these states arc very confi
dent." The condition of mind which
makes the Republicans confident of carry
ing Vermont is very alarming.
The wind has been taken out of the
Washington Republic's story that Senater
Wallace discharged a bullet riddled veteran
from the secretaryship of his committee
and succeeded him with his own son. The
man who was displaced was the hopeful
son of ex-Senater Christiaucy, at present
au inmate of an inebriate asylum, and the
man who succeeded him was Mr. Burritr,
a Hancock veteran soldier.
The orange crop of Flerida will be large
this year and early. The culture of oranges
has increased wonderfully, and has brought
much capital and business energy into the
state. Seme crops realize as high as $18,000.
New settings arc constantly added and
young trees arc regularly coming into bear
ing. Since 1874 the Flerida crop has in
creased as fellows, the figures representing
half-barrel cases : 1874, 2,500; 1875, 10,000 ;
187G, 15,000 ; 1877, 31,000 ; 1878, 75,000 ;
1879, 200,000. Havana and ether West
Indian points arc already put into the
shade by reason of the superior quality of
the Flerida fruit, and Mediterranean pro
ducers may well feel anxiety as te the
future of their winter trade in fine fruit.
At Wallack's Theatre, New Yerk, the
ether night, a young actress of considera
ble artistic talents chalked en a black
board the face of James A. Garfield.
Slight applause followed, Jehn Sherman,
who occupied a box, conspicuously lead
ing by clapping his liands. Garfield's phiz
was obliterated, and the lady mentioned
the name of Hancock as she prepared te
give the audience the face of the General.
Instantly there was loud applause;. When
she had geno as far as the eyebrows an
other round was given for Hancock, and
when she get as far as his mouth the audi
ence broke out again in plaudit:; in which
Mr. Sherman did net join. The finishing
of the face was the signal for an outburst
which shook the building.
A HOT USU'LUASAXT UI.SCOItl.
Sure never yet two levers llvcil.
Since 11 rat shone moon mid sun.
Whose "souls knew until single thought,
Whose lenri hearts beat as one,"
Aa nearly as de Kalph's and mine,
Se many, many thing
Dclig lit us both. Our l'av'rile llewYs
Are these that summer brings ;
We read and leve the self-same books ;
One poet we atlore ;
One song above all ether songs
We practice o'er and o'er.
And yet upon one subject we
Must always disagree ;
will net yield the slightest jel,
Amljustiisfirni Is he.
It U which is the higher type
or beauty, dark or fair.
" The brown ler me," says Ralph, while 1
Fer " blue and geld " declare.
And this discordant note we struck
The first week that we met,
And I've no doubt a score et years
Will Hnd It sounding yet.
'Tis strange ; but then Kulph's very blonde,
And I well, I'm brunette.
Lincoln's Opinion of Hancock.
" Seme of tlic elder generals hate said te
me that he is rasli, and I hate said te them
that I luize watched General ITancecISs con
duct very carefully, and I hate found that
when he gees into action he achieves his pur
pose and comes out with a smaller list of cas
ualties tluin any of them. If his life and
strength is spared I believe tluit General Han Han
ceekis destined te be one of the most disting
uished men of the age."
And te show hew much he thought of
him Mr. Lincoln declared that he always
opened his morning mail in fear and trem
bling lest he would hear that Gen. Han
cock had been killed or wounded.
A Murderer's Burled Meney.
Over 1.000 old English coins have been
found buried near Mahenoy City, Pa. They
were hidden by a murderer years age.
The Supposed Benders Dlschagred.
The supposed Benders had a preliminary
examination at Oswego, Kan., and were
THIS ELECTIONS IX THAT STATE.
I Told Yeu Se!
Special Correspondence Istkllieexckr.
Linden, Ala., Aug. 5, '80.
The election in Alabama lias resulted, as
I predicted every county in the state, ex
cept three, se far as heard from, has voted
the Democratic ticket. The aggregate ma
jority will be about what I wrote you be
tween 50,000 and 75,000. If there is a full
vote in the white counties it will exceed
This was hardly a contest. In Marengo
county there was net a single political
meeting and net a stump speech. There
was no electioneering. Net one dime teas
spent by any one te bring out, influcuce or
control a vole. The people went te the
polls or stayed away, voted or net, just as
they pleased, and there was no tumult, no
rioting, no breach of the peace, and se far
as I can learn, net a single arrest made en
Au examination of the vote shows that in
the densely populated negre counties, the
Democratic strength is greatest. Here the
registration is about 4,500. The vote polled
was:, 100. The vole for the Greenback
candidatc,is put down at 75. The proportion
of the whites who failed te vote is larger
than that of the negrees. The majority of
the 75 opposition were white votes. These
were cast by Democrats, for certain indi
viduals. Te illustrate my meaning : In
this division sonic few persons voted for
Chancellor Dillard, who called himself an
"Independent," aud for the rest of the
ticket, yet such a vote is counted with
the 75 classed as for the opposition.
Ne two Democratic candidates received
the same vote. In every instance the voter
exercised the privilcge of "scratching" te
his heart's content. Personal likes aud
dislikes had their full weight. Never was
there se quiet, se free, and se perfectly an
impartial an election held in any state of
There can he no doubt about this fact.
The Republican party endeavored te assist
the supporters of Mr. Weaver, and did
their best te use money te corrupt and
control votes. The exposure made by Mr.
Edwardy, the publisher of a litt'e paper at
Montgomery, proves this. Mr. Dersey, of
the Republican committee, denies this,
but a carpetbagger named Dersey came
te this county in 1SCG, and then emi
grated te Aikansas. If this be the same
man who blossomed into a senator in the
bad days of corruption and fraud, then his
denial amounts te nothing.
The Republican party in Alabama has
ceased te exist. It died a natural death
aud has been peacefully buried. The
Greenback party never came te life it was
born dead. The Garfield electors will
hardly receive votes enough te count. If
it were net for the officeholders and the
beautiful workings of civil service reform,
I de net believe General Garfield would
receive ever 1,000 votes in the state. If
elected he will have te select government
officers from this magnificent minority or
else fill the offices with non-residents. Either
would be unfortunate. The first would
be incompetent, aud the second would be
unpopular. This truth ought net te be
questioned, neman sheuldbecleeledpresident
iclie has net a respectable following in every
In the si longest Republican state General
Hancock will he supported by a streug
minority, composed of many of the
wealthiest, most intelligent and influential
citizens. He could, if elected, fill every
office iu every slate by the appointment of
competent Democrats. General Garfield
could net de this in Georgia, Alabama,
Arkansas, Tennessee, aud Texas, by the
appointment of competent Republicans,
This simple statement ought te cnahle
every one te say which cf the two is the
national candidate, and which is the repre
sentative of the true union, non sectional
sentiment of the whole country.
One word for General Weaver. He came
among us, behaved himself as a gentleman
was well received and given a polite hear
ing. That he made no converts must be
attributed te his cause, and net te his want
of ability, or a fair opportunity for adve.
eating them. AVill net some of the really
able and patriotic Republicans of the North
fellow Weaver's example? Can nothing
induce Cameren (some of his old
Princeton chums would be glad te see
him), Blaine, Edwards or Conkling te
visit Alabama and give us a " little sound
dect line .'" We propeso this : If any gen
tleman who supports Garfield will ceme te
Alabama we will accompany Inm with a
respectable advocate of General Hancock
ever the state, get up geed audiences, di
vide time fairly, and dismiss the questions
at issue and pay all expenses, provided,
the Republicans will return the compli
ment, takeout- man back te his state and
show him the same courtesy. Who will
accept this eiler?
About crops : Cotten is net geed. The
army worm, in spile of Prof. Riley, has
come. Iu a short time the green leaves,
new se rich and luxuriant, aud the pretty
(lowers, which arc white in the morning,
pink at neon, and red at sunset, will dis
appear, and the green fields will leek as
if they were covered with dry, fresh killed
weeds. Yet cotton is net a failure. All
the matured balls will open. The early
planting will yield nearly an average,
while the late crop will be injured from 25
te 75 per cent. There will be corn suffi
cient for farming purposes. The cities
aud towns will have te depend largely en
the western markets. Potatoes premise
an abundant yield. Apples, pears and
peaches are very peer. Cattle and
sheep arc doing well, hut
"blooded stock" docs net seem te suit
this section. The- common long-homed
cow appears te thrive best. Hogs are in
creasing very rapidly. They cost very lit
tle, aud since the law made it a peniten
tiary offence te steal a hog, it does net
require much trouble for a farmer te raise
his supply of baton.
Up te this time the health of Alabama,
will compare 'favorably with any country in
the world. We have but little of that terri
ble disease, consumption. Coughs and
colds arc almost unknown. It is very
seldom that a case of typhus or typhoid
fever occurs. It is au undoubted fact,
that the malarial fevers, which are be
lieved te be indigenous in every Southern
climate have decreased within the past
ten years. The census will show that this
is beyond comparison one of the healthi
est sections of the habitable clebe. Let
me say in conclusion, that a genial cli
mate, plently of geed living, a polite peo
ple, who are willing audere alteram par
Urn, and the very few friends General
Garfield has, are geed reasons why some
of his apostles should ceme here and advo
cate his cause. M.
CATALEPSY OB STATDVOI.EMVB.
By Win. Baker Fahnestock, M. D.
Fer the Ihto-liekxcku.
"What geed can be effected by cata
lepsy or statuvolence in the army or
The above question has evidently been
asked by theso who have net made them
selves familiar with its true nature or its
usefulness ana remedial agent in diseases,
as well as injuries, te which the human
frame is subject, especially in wars where
long jeurneys, endurance aud 'vigilance
without fatigue, are often necessary iu the
soldier and sailor.
Catalepsy is a natural condition, but cau
also be assumed at will by the statuvelist.
It has heretofore been considered a discase
and the medical faculty, even at this late
day, treat it as such in their latest works,
as well as in their practice, by prescribing
medicines which, if net positively injuri
ous, are at best utterly useless.
Unfortunately for the elucidation of
statuvolence, its most useful phenomena
have been perverted and publicly exhibited
te crowded audiences, who, for want of
correct knowlcdge in regard te it, encour
aged deception at the expense of truth,
thus subjecting a useful science te ridicnle
instead of aiding in its elucidation and
dissemination for the relief of human suf
fering. In answer te the question of "What
geed can be effected by catalepsy or statu statu statu
voleneo in the army or navy?" we state
that every soldier and sailor who has been
taught its true nature, and his power while
in it, can threw his body, or any part of it
into the state at will, independent of the
rest, and can then endure extraordinary
hardships without fatigue ; and in case of
accidents, wounds, scalds or burns, etc.
can, by an act of his own will, at any time,
render his body or any part of it, insensi
ble in au instant, and consequently, will be
free from pain or uneasiness as long as it is
his will te be se, Bimply because it is possi
ble te the condition, and he has acquired
the power te keep the body in the state,
or te threw it off at pleasure indopcudent
of anyene, or of its interfering with his
power te meve in the least.
If they should be weunded in battle or
elsewhere, it would be their ewu fault if
they suffered the least pain, or the want of
any aid from their fellows (except from
profuse hemorrhage) until circumstances
would render their being cared for possible.
Should Burgical operations become neces
sary they could pass through them, net
only without pain, but without the least
knewledge of undergoing them if they
desired te de se. Under such circumstances
the system would net receive the shock
which is usually experienced when patients
are conscious ; consequently there would
net only be less suffering, but less fatality
in their removal from the battle field, and
muehllcss time lest in their recovering, as
well as many mere chances of being able
te de se.
It is impossible in the brief space of a
nowspaper article te give half the uses te
which this art can be applied, or the relief
that it is possible te afford, in unhappy
conditions of the mind, as well as of the
Iu regard te the use that persons can
make of their clear-minded powers, while
in this condition, we have te remark in
this connection, that it has been used by
soldiers, and it is notorious, that in a cer
tain portion of the southern army, during
the late war, clairvoyance was used
and gave correct information. Te give
the reader an idea of what is possible, and
has been done, we will briefly state, that
a gentleman of our acquaintance who
mestunwillinsly passed through that un
happy strugle, although net understand
ing the true nature of his powers fre
quently gave correct information in regard
te the position of the union army, and
never failed te tell twenty-four hours be
fore the time, whether, or net, his regiment
or any part of the army would be engaged
in battle. Upen one occasion he stated te
the commanding officer that there would
net be " a gun fired that day " although
"everything" (as the officer stated) indi
cated au immediate attack. Yet he in
sisted that it would net take place. The
result proved him te be a true prophet, for
" net a gun was fired." Upen another oc
casion he stated that a certain officer
would be killed by a bullet through his
brain, and regretted exceedingly that cir
cumstances prevented him from giving
him timely warning. The officer was
killed as stated, "upon the first fire."
Again, upon the eve of a battle he stated
that he himself would be struck by a ball,
but would net be killed. This prophecy
and many ethers during the war were ful
filled, se that he became an oracle and was
regularly consulted by the officers and
men of his regiment. These things may
seem incredible, but what are we te de
with the facts? Before the telegraph and
many ether useful discoveries were made
known, the enumeration of the uses te
which they have been applied would
have been considered just as improba
ble, as it is new, for most per
sons te beliove that one mind can
read another, or that man can
render any part of his body insensible te
pain, te be clear minded in all his faculties,
and te stC, hear, taste, smell and feel in
dependent of his natural organs of sense.
Yet these tilings are se and can be demon
strated. But, setting aside all the uses te
which a perfect clear niindedness may even
tually be applied, the demonstrated and
demonstrable power, that the body can be
rendered insensible te pain or suffering of
any kind, by the will, is enough te awaken
thought, aud te recommend it te all who
desire te aid in the heaven-inspired philau philau
threphy of founding institutions te teach
the art te all who desire te impart it te
ethers, se that the great geed that indi
vidual efforts cannot hepe te accomplish
may through public institutions and be
nevolent premptings speedily come te the
greatest number who new suffer discon
solate. Lancaster Aug. 11, 1880.
m a en
The Harrisburg Democrats have nomi
nated Wm. K. Alricksfer the Legislature.
Lookout for thunder from the state capi
tal in November.
Daniel Deuguet.tv, en his arrival at
the White Sulphur Springs en Friday last,
was wined, dined and danced as the man
who nominated the next president.
(Archbishop Ginnexs will Iks received
with a precession en his return te Balti
more from his European trip. Arrange
ments for the reception are new being
Dudley Field, only son of David
Dudley Field, died at Steckbridgc, Mass.,
very suddenly at six o'clock yesterday
morning from,- it is supposed, heart dis
ease. He was 40 years of age.
William IIkmiv Giles Kinesten, a
Londen writer of books for boys, is dead.
He wrote the book entitled "Western
Wanderings," containing incidents of his
journey through Canada and the United
W. A. Li.evn, the noted English pisei
culturist, died recently, while working at
his study table, from au effusion of bleed
en the brain. Mr. Lloyd was a Welch
man, and besides his thorough practical
knowledge of the aquarium, was a man
of considerable culture and a frequent
writer en his favorite topic.
Baren Hakimn Hickhv, the expelled ed
itor of the anti-Republican paper Lc Tri Tri
beulet. of Faris, who writes under the name
of Saint Patrice, is a native of the I'nited
States, whose ancestors emigrated from
Ireland in the beginning of the present
century. The reactionary papers warmly
nretest airainst his expulsion, en the ground
that he has long resided in France and
made a very generous use of his large for
tune. Mi:. Enelisii writes te a friend iu Pitts
burg: "Never mind the claims and
beasts of the Republicans about Indiana.
It is all 'bosh.' The Democrats are
thoroughly united here, and, gaining by
conversions are only in danger by reason of
importation of negre voters, fraud and the
use of great sums of money, which the
Republicans are raising with a view te
overwhelming the state, but, with Ged's
help, wc intend ' te held the fort.' "
Jenny Line's home is a spacious and de
lightful mansion in a retired nook of Seuth
Kensington, embowered in trees and flow
ers. The elegant drawing room is decora
ted with old china and aristic draperies,
has a grand piano in it, and a life-size
portrait of its mistress as she a pi wared at
the hciirht of her career. The great singer
is described as havinir still the same soft
blue cye, and as showing but a few threads
of silver in the abundant brown hair, yet
worn turned under as she used te wear it.
On the occasion when the mansion was
seen, she were a black silk with coral bul-teiu-:,
a shawl of old cliiuy lace, and a little
cap of Venetian guipure. Fer a year after
her marriage Madame Goldschmidt lived in
the town of Northampton in Massachusetts,
and many of the residents there still re re
membcr the delight the gracious singer
gave them in the prodigal generosity of her
great gift of song.
A New England lady, who is a distant
relative of Sec. Evakts' family, it is said,
went te "sec him net long age te procure a
clcrcial apieintmcnt for the widow of a
deserving citizen whose death had made
his family destitute. " I can de nothing
for you, I don't believe iu having wom
en around me any hew ; it's no place for
them here." " But, Mr. Secretary," said
the lady, "this is a peculiar case, and
there are many women here in the public
offices." "I knew there is a let of beg
garly women always looking for office,"
said irate Mr. Evarts, "and they ought te
go at some ether work." " But you have
daughters, of our own," said the lady, "and
it is pessible they may have te ask such a
favor some lime tlie daughters of a chief
justice did se.' "My daughters arc
ladies," was the haughty response, "and
will never steep te ask any favor from a
public official. "'
Hew I'oiiKlenct.s are Intimidated.
The following is a copy of a letter writ
ten te Henry Kehlcr, Cress Reads, P. ).,
Yerk county, by a prominent member of
the Republican party of Yerk, whose iden
tity is strongly suspected. The evident
purpose of the letter is te frighten Mr.
lehler, who is a pensioner, into voting
for Garfield and Arthur, who arc political
ly obnoxious te him. The purpose will
fail however, as Mr. Kehlcr announces iu
terms mere expressive than eloquent, that
I will vote for General Hancock, pension or
no pension. Read the letter :
. Ji.t.y SO, 1880.
Mr. Henky Keiilki:, Sin : While stop step
ping in Yerk a' few days I was informed
that you was cursing and running the
present government down and talking
very light of it, and in a way
that would take your pension from
you, and as I was intermed about it, it is
my duty te leek after it and if reports arc
true, te have jour pension stepped. New
I propose this in order te clear you. I
will net investigate the matter until after
the election and then I will call en you
and if you can bring me a geed
Republican who will en oath say you voted
for Garfield and Arthur, I will clear you,
if net, I will have te put the man en oath
who informed me about you, and
they are willing te tesify te what they told
me, and then you will lese your pension.
Remember it is the Republican government
that is giving you your pension, and when
you curse the present government you are
net entitled te a pension, and it will he
stepped. Let me hear from you by return
mail if von will accept my eiler or
Yours respectfully, 11. Maui:, Yerk Pa.
Dr. Kerr, of Girard. is medical officer of
the Knights of Hener and United Work
men. Last week lien. Geerge P. Ilea
died. He was a member of both societies.
His son, Mr. William Rca, alleges that a
few hours before his death Dr. Kerr called
him aside and declared that he has passed
old man Ilea as fit for membership in both
societies at a time he was physically unfit ;
that unless William would give him one
hundred dollars he would avoid the tran
saction and balk the heirs from receiving
a cent from the beneficiary associations.
The ledges have begun an investigation.
Over 3ihic Hundred l'ilgrlins rerish.
Rcutcr's telegram from Aden reports
that the steamer Jcddah, from Siuaperc,
foundered elf Guaniani, en the 8th, with
nine hundred and fifty' three pilgrims from
Jcddah. All en beard perished except the
captain, his wife, the chief engineer and
sixteen natives, who were picked up and
brought te Aden by the steamer Scindia.
Hurled Under a Fallen ISalldlng.
In Montreal while Napeleon Brousseau,
Heur and feed merchant, was engaged iu
storing away thirty tens of bran en the
second fleer of his store, the building col
lapsed, burying thirteen persons. Zeuent
Peas, aged eleven, was instantly killed,
and two ethers, Isider Bresseau, aged
twelve, and J. Mengein, aged thirteen,
were seriously injured. The remainder
escaped with slight bruises.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Geerge Smith, a Pittsburgh boy, had
one leg badly crashed by having a car run
ever it en Monday.
Norristown was aroused yesterday with
a Democratic meeting and a rattling speech
Geerge Corgan, of Philadelphia, while
drunk struck little Charlie Gilden en the
head with a wooden mallet, and fractured
- Near New Brighten, Beaver county,
Geerge Hatties's son was thrown from his
wagon and his back brekcu, his head bad
ly cut and he was otherwise hurt fatally.
In Johnstown, Burgess Straycr fined
eight young men $5 each for leafing in
front of the Evangelical church. It might
be tried in Lancaster.
The Pittsburgh Democrats nominated
Hen. James A. Hepkins for congress from
the 1 wenty-secend district, and air. liee.
T. Miller from the Twenty-third district.
Yesterday the drowned man found in
the Delaware at Fairmount avenue wharf
was identified as Benjamin H. Riggs. He
was of dissipated habits, and had been en
a spree for six months past.
Alice Handy, 77 years old, who was
dozing by the window en the third lloerof
the residcnce northwest corner of Park
avenue and Master street, Philadelphia, at
nine o'clock last night, fell te the pave
ment aud died in an hour.
The McKcan county Democratic conven
tion made the following nominations : State
senate, A. J. Hughes ; member of assem
bly, Byren B. Hamilton ; treasurer, Jehn
W. Brcnnan. The convention was har
monious aud enthusiastic.
The commissioners of the United States
international exhibition of 1883 assembled
in New Yerk, yesterday. Colonel Stcb
bins. of New Yerk acted as temporary
chairman. The session was opened by
Rev. Dr. Newman with prayer. Mayer
Cooper welcomed and extended the hes
pitalities of the city te the commissioners.
Thnrlew Weed was present, and his ap
pearance was greeted with applause.
Hen. Chas. R. Buckalcw presided ever
the Columbia county convention yesterday.
Dr. O. A. Mcgagee was nominated for
Congress, Hen. E. J. McIIenry for State
Senate, liens. T. J. Vaudcrslice and J. B.
Knittle, present members, were renomi renemi
nated for representatives aud R. R. Little
was selected for district attorney. David
Lewrnbcrg was elected chairman and C.
G. Barklcy secretary of the county com
mittee. Geerge W. Hacker, of Philadelphia, who
committed suicide with laudanum yester
day, was a son of (he late Gee. AY. Hacker,
for many years a member of the Beard of
pert wardens, and was aged twenty years,
lie was in the employ of the Edgcmere
iron works-, a short distance from Chester.
Last spring he was married te a Miss
Thompson, hut they separated after three
mouths married life, aud he has been mel
ancholy because he could net marry an
other beloved one without committing
bigamy. lie was heir te a large estate.
Temmy O'Conners, an Eric boy, came
home late the ether night and fearing that
"the old man" would hear him come in,
he concluded te go through a neighbor's
yard, then scale the fence and get en the
reef of the one-story part of his father's
residence. His father did net hear the
noise, but the neighbor's son did. He was
sure that Temmy was a burglar, se he
blazed away at him with a revolver. The
shot struck O'Connor's in the arm, wound
ing him slightly and teaching him au ex
Paymaster R. N. Fowler, U. S. A., has
died at Fert Whipple.
The aggregate census returns show the
population of Massachusetts te lie 1,781,
812, an increase of 19 per cent, ever the
figures of the last census.
Baseball : At Cincinnati Bosten, 9 ;
Cincinnati, S. At Chicago Chicago. 5 ;
Providence, 1. At Trey Trev, S ; Buffa
Thousands of person.; are in Denver to
day attending the firemen's turnout in
which thirty companies participate.
The headless body found en Leng
Island is that of G. Geerge, a skilled
Italian music teacher, about GO years of
In Nfwlmrg, Preston county, W. Va.,
Mrs. Hnlbrittcr and Miss Halbritter were
walking en the railroad when the fast
line came along and struck both of them,
killing Miss Halbritter instantly and indict
ing injuries upon Mrs. Halbritter from
which she died in a few hours.
In the Tennessee Democratic slate con
vention permanent organization was effec
ted by the selection of Cel. J. D. Tilmau,
a state credit Democrat, as lwrmaneiit
chairman. He made a speech declaring
in favor of sustaining the state and nation
al credit and denouncing all forms cr
phases of repudiation, which was loudly
XII V UK3IOCKAT1U CASVASS.
Words et Ui-tetl Cliccr from Sonie of the
At the Democratic national executive
committee meeting in New Yerk yester
day, the best of geed prospects were re
ported from Maine, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Ohie and ether "doubtful" slates.
Tho,cemmittec resolved at once te take
the most active aud stringent measures te
p: event colonization of negrees in Indiana.
Detectives will be employed te watch the
leaders in the business, and te keep track
of the colonists, and ether arrangements
will be at ence perfected te secure the ar
rest of all persons who may be found vio
lating the election laws.
Up te the present time the Democrats
have net shown much disposition te make
an aggressive fight in Ohie this fall. In
diana has chiefly engrossed their attention,
aud the determination exists among the
leaders te carry that state by an increased
majority ever 187G. But late reports from
Ohie are of such a hopeful character that
the question of giving the Democracy
there assistance from outside is being dis
cussed. Information recently received
from Garfield's district proves that the
Republicans there who demanded his re
tirement iu 1874 and iu 1876 because of
his connection with Credit Mehilicraud
the De Gelycr paving contract, will net
vote for him" for president. Garfield's ma
jority fell from 10,933 in 1872, te 2.52G in
1874, a low of 8,409. Hayes's maierity
ever Tilden in Ohie in 187G was7,51.
The German vote of Cincinnati, it is rc rc
iertc.1, will be cast largely for Hancock,
aud t!iere is every reason te believe that
with a geed organization and a determined
clfert the state cau be carried by the Demo
crats. LeKses by Fire.
Tne destructive fire, caused by a burn
ing vessel floating against a pier at Hun
ter's Point, L. I., extended ever ten acres,
aud enveloped eight vessels in flames.
The R. C. church at Bathurst, N. 15.,
! was burned, the fire being caused by sparks
from an adjacent null.
A block of business houses and the ma ma
eonic temple at Galveston, Texas, burned
the less being $10,000.
A barn en the farm of Lewis Rice, in
Palmer township, Northampton county,
te"cthcr with the entire contents, was dc-
reyed by a supposed incendiary fire. Ine
less is estimated at ever $2,000.
contained all this years crops.
Past te Hast.
Ralph Rollins, the Chambcrsburg bank
robber and confidence man, was buried in
Petter's field, Philadelphia. Telegrams had
been sent te Chicago te his first wife, the
woman who clang te him during his evil
career, bnt she replied that she did net
want the body. Legal complication is like
ly te ensue ever-the possession of the dia
monds which were found concealed in a
shaving-brush handle and taken from him
at the time of bis attempted escape from
the penitentiary in December last. The
arc supposed te be worth ever $10,000.
n. V. (il. F.) S. A.
The Parade la Colombia Yesterday
The Circles of the Brotherhood of the
Union from this city which visited Colum
bia yesterday te participate in the parade
of their order returned in the early.evcning
train, with their music, much pleased with
the visit. The parade was a pronounced
success, and the following was the order
iu which it was marshalled :
Chief Marshal O. W. C. Whinna. of
Washington Legien. Ne, 1. K. of R.
Aids te Chief Marshal C. W.Mann, W.
Wildcy Wikcl, II. C. Gibble, II.
BIcEIrey, Jehn II. Ovcrdecr.
Mechanics' Band of Marietta, 20 pieces,
Washington Legien, Ne. 1, K. of R.
Capt. Gee. S. Riel, 2nd Lieut. Chas. Win-
na. 3rd Lieut. Gee. II. Hciss, Q.
M Edward Gamble, Chaplain,
F. P. Gibus ami 28 men.
Hummclstewn Band, 17 pieces.
Harrisburg Circle, Ne. SI.
Marshal W.AVildcy Wikel ; Assistant Mar
shal, II. L. Kirrer. with 50 men.
Manhcim Liberty Band. 17 pieces.
Aureola Circle, Ne. 4S.
Marshal, 11. C. Gibble, with 40 men.
Eden Cornet Band, 18 pieces.
Lancaster Circle, Ne. 108.
Marshal, H. McElroy ; Assistant, David
L. Wisncr, with 70 men.
Ironville Band, 17 pieces.
Conestoga Circle, Ne. 110,
Marshal, Jehn A. Ovcrdecr, with CO men.
Meuntvillc Baud, 17 pieces.
Putnam Circle, Ne. IIS.
Marshal, Caleb Mann ; Assistant B. F.
Eicherly, with 40 men.
The following route of parade was
passed ever and when concluded these
who participated in it were satisfied that
they had seen nearly all of Columbia :
Ferm at Second and Locust streets ;
down Locust te Frent, up Frent te Wal
nut, up Walnnt te Seventh, down Seventh
te Locust, down Locust te Second, down
Second te Cherry, up Cherry te Fifth,
down Fifth te Union, down Union te
Second, down Second te Perry, up Perry
te Fourth, down Fourth te Maner, up
Maner te Ninth, countermarch en Maner
te Fourth, up Fourth te Mill, down Mill
te Third, up Third te Locust, down
Locust te the hall and dismiss.
The sessions of the Grand Circle began
last evening and continue during te-day
and te-morrow, most of the business trans
acted being of a private character anil
concerning the inner working of the order.
The following officers conduct the present
Grand Chief Washington--Jes. K.
Henry, Ne. 25.
Grand Chief Jeffersen Jes. Parker,
Grand Chief Franklin Win. II. Beitel,
Grand Screll Keeper Jehn MeGeuIrick,
Grand Treasurer Win. P. Sinai t,Ne.21.
Grand Herald J. W. Coulston, Ne. 62.
Grand U. of the D. Samuel Murray.
Grand U. of the N. Gee. M. Broek,
The circles in the stale new number 125,
Ne, 1 being at Fawn Greve, Yerk county,
and Ne. 125 at Airville, in the samu county.
On Thursday afternoon the following
officers will be installed for the ensuing
year, and also a G. C. F., te be elected be
fore installation :
G. C. W. Jes. Parker. Ne. 4.
G. C. J. W. H. Beitel, Ne. 110.
G. S. K. W. A. Corsen, Ne. IS.
G. T. W. P. Stuart, Ne. 2i.
G. II. J. 15. Hendricks, Ne. 111.
G. W. of the I). Jacob Dutleiilief'er,
(J. AV. of the N. J. D. Wilier, Ne. 2!).
Rep. te S. C. Jehn Corsen, Ne. 15 :
Gee. Kiel, Ne. 8 ; V. Whina, Ne. 11.
nr.AWTV MAIIK TIIK MltlUK OF I'SK.
In A. J. Kuiiiriiian'M Masonic Mark.
Wc mentioned yesterday that A. J.
Kauffman, esq., was en Monday evening
presented with a beautiful masenic badge
or mark by some of his Columbia friends.
As this beautiful piece of work was made
in Lancaster and docs great credit te the
manufacturer. E. J. Zahm, some descrip
tion of it will be of interest. It is of mas
sive geld, containing between 20 and $S0
worth of that metal. The base of one side
of the mark is a skeleton cress of geld,
with black enamel edges, and cut iu the
enamel are the words in geld, " Passed
Eminent Grand Commander of Pennsylva
nia." On this cress rests a double-headed
eagle, of solid geid, engraved in relief, iu a
high style of art. Above the eagle is a
triangle iu enamel, iu the centre of which
are the figures "S2," te indicate the S2d
or sublime degree.
The base of the opposite side of the
mark is a highly ornamented Maltese cress,
containing in enamel of various colors nu
merous emblems of the order. On the
Maltese cress rests an enamel cress, around
which a serpent is entwined, and en the
enamel cress rest a geld triangle and
crown. On the edges of the skeleton cress
aic engraved Mr. KaufTman's name and the
misenic dates, and en the ends of the cress
arc engraved the words " Presented by his
friends August 9, 1830."
The mark is net only a costly one, being
worth about $75, but is artistic in its de
sign and perfect in all its details and is a
proof that the most delicate and elaborate
products of the jeweller's art cau be fur
nished in this city in all respects equal te
any that may Ihj ebtaiued iu the larger
Well -Met! Old FrliiidN.
James Downey, esq., of the Lake City,
Cel., Mining Register having gene "ever
the range " te visit; Ouray, some 115 miles
away, thus describes a pleasant episode
of his story there :
While at Ouray wc met an old acquaint
ance from Lancaster, Pa., whom lie had
net seen for ten vears. We noticed a fa
miliar face whirling around in the giddy
waltz, and wondered where wc had seen it,
until his honor Judge McMerris introduced
us te Nat. P. Slaymakcr. Wc knew Nat.
when he was one of the most industrious
students in the city of the Old Guard, and
ami arc pleased te learn from ethers that
lie is a popular and prosperous attorney iu
Silverton. Episodes of this personal nature
arc bright spots in the life of men ; and we
Kaixiug Quail Without a Mether.
Henry Bcnbroek, a dealer in game at
Raritan, N. J., has recently succeeded in
accomplishing a feat which has hit&crte
been regarded as almost impossible, land
has been attempted by game secietiesVill
ever the world. He has accomplished
raising of young quail from the egg wit;
nut. t.lin nssistancA of the narcnt bird. Tl
female died, the male hatched' thcm&mt
and Bcnbroek raised them, hew hcftwill
net tell. v