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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCE!. TUESDAY, AO0UST 17. 1880:
TUESDAY EVENING, AUG. 17, 1880.
That apparently mysterious accident en
the New Jersey railroad has been found
te have a very simple explanation. The
engineer could net control his train be
cause he did net knew hew te manage
the automatic brake, which he had never
before used. It seems that the apparatus
was adapted te either the Westing-
house or the automatic system, accord
ing as it was set. The engineer was fa
miliar with the management of the for-
mer,but he was required en this occasion
te use the latter without having had any
previous instruction in its employment.
Naturally when the emergency arose he
failed te apply the brake properly and
hence the accident. It was net an acci
dent in fact but was an almost necessary
result of the circumstances. The respon
sibility for the disaster is largely taken
from the man; whose ignorance caused
it and is placed upon the officer of the
company who .permitted that ignorance
te exist. It seems very surprising that
a railroad company which adepts the
most improved brake should net be care
ful te put in charge of it men who
knew hew te work it. The story of
the engineer seems almost incredible,
and would net be believed if there was
any ether explanation of the manifest
fact that he was unable te step his train in
a distance of mere than a mile. His
statement would seem te show that the
conductor and brakemen of the train
were as little instructed in the brake ap
pliances as he was ; because in the saloon
of every car is a handle attached te a
red of the automatic brake, which needs
but te be moved te apply it te the car.
This precaution is taken te provide
against the inability of the engineer from
any cause te apply the brake from the
engine. The train hands did net use
the means thus placed in their hands te
apply the air brakes, as we understand
but did attempt te put en the hand
brakes en the platforms. These they
declare did net work because the air
brakes were en. This seems te be a con
tradiction of the supposition that the en
gineer had failed through ignorance te
apply the brake. But it is manifest that
the train, if partially, was net fully
braked, else it would have certainly
stepped in the distance.
If it be true that the train hands were
net instructed in the management of the
improved brakes that were put upon the
cars, the superintendent of the read
would seem te be the man properly
chargeable with these lest lives. "Who
ever it is, this seems te be a case where,
the responsibility being fixed, the punish
ment should be certain. There is nothing
in the nature of inevitable accident
about the disaster. It was the logical
and necessary result of ignorance and
carelessness. Nothing of the machinery
was broken or out of order. The heads
that were set te manage the machinery
failed te de se through lack of the needed
knowledge. Who is responsible for
this? It is demanded tliat he or they be
found and punished.
Lincoln's Opinion of Hancock.
The narrative obtained by the senior
editor of the Intelligencer, at Bed
ford Springs, a few days age from Mr.
James McDougal, of Baltimore, and
published in the Intelligencer in
which President Lincoln's exalted opin
ion of General Hancock was described
in the president's own words, spoken in
the course of conversation te a delega
tion of Baltimore gentlemen who were
paying him a visit of congratulation,
has excited a great deal of interest ever
the country ,having beenlgenerally copied,
with mere or less of detail, by the Demo
cratic newspapers. We have received
letters of inquiry concerning the au
thenticity of Mr. Lincoln's lan
guage, which would net jrebably
have been written te us if the journals
who copied the statement had been care
ful te state Mr. Steinman's authority as
he gave it. He declared that Mr.
McDougal, from whom he received it
was a highly reputable gentleman of Bal
timore, engaged in the lumber business,
whose statements were entitled te be re
ceived as entirely reliable. He adds new
that Mr. McDougal was under the im
pression that ex-Gov. Swann, of Mary
land, was one of the party, and no doubt
.he will be able, if applied te, te give the
names of ethers en the delegation. Since
the statement in the Bedford letter was
printed in the Intelligencer, we have
received assurances that Mr. McDougal
affirms the substantial accuracy of
our report of his statement of Mr.
Lincoln's language and declares that
statement te be absolutely true.
Se that we think it may be received with
confidence and proclaimed without fear.
It comes te the public se directly that
it cannot be disputed without charging
Mr. McDougal with intentional false
hood ; which, being a Republican, he has
no motive te perpetrate and, being a gen
tleman of high character, every induce
ment te avoid.
We make this explanation particularly
in reply te correspondents with whom we
agree that the declarations of Mr. Lin
coln about General Hancock are of great
value in this campaign as well as te the
truth of history, and who are solicitous
te proclaim Mr. Lincoln's opinion if
they can be assured of its .entire relia
bility. We assure them that we believe
it te be se ; and we tell them why.
Seme of our readers thought it
was a rather bad showing for the
negre-carpet-bag government of Marien
county, Texas, which built a jail and
court hdnse, en a private job, se far out
of town that another set of public build
ings had te be erected in an accessible
place te meet the wants of the commu
nity. But it is net se much worse, after
all, than the profligacy which has char
acterized the management of our local
institutions, and under which tobacco
bought at 15 and 20 cents a pound by.
the county, is sold at public auction for
25 cents a case that is a quarter of a
dollar for the box and the rotten tobacco
given away; and when the Bull Ring
tobacce.is get out what security is there
that the room it vacates will net be
stored with Heg Ring tobacco ?
The Examiner is about as near te the
truth as it generally gets in publishing a
forged sentiment and attributing it te
a late speech made by Wade Hampton at
Staunton, Va. The sentence which it
conspicuously displays is a fabrication,
made most likely in the New Yerk
Tribune office or in some ether "back
room" where such things as fraudulent
naturalization papers, bogus tax receipts
and fictitious ex-Confederate speeches
Equally unfortunate is the Examiner
in republishing some cock-and-bull story
about the manipulations of the census
returns in the Seuth, just when Gen.
Walker has declared his confidence in
their accuracy, and that they correspond
strikingly with his private information
en the same subject from the Republican
But then the Examiner generally gels
held of a lie about the time it has run its
Uegs off in the less stupidily edited papers
of its party.
Gbaxt has been inspecting the mines at
Gunnison. He is satisfied.
Abker McGlacghlin, a leading sales
man in Heed, Bonbright & Ce., and part
ner in three stores in Chester county was
in Lancaster te-day.
Gen. Beauregard and his niece wcre
in Cincinnati the ether day, en their way
te the White Sulphur Springs. He looked
au exceedingly quiet gentleman, of appar
ently net mere than 50 years, theug s
At the afternoon service of the Emery
Greve M. E. camp grounds last Sunday
Rev. S. II. C. Smith, of the Duke street
church, this city, preached the sermon.
There is a "geed deal of Methodist fire,
shouting, &c.," at this campmecting.
Cn.vs. McConemy, who finished his ap
prenticeship in the Intelligencer office
en Saturday, left Lancaster en Sunday for
a visit te Pittsburgh whence he gees te
Baltimore te accept a geed position. He
carries with him the confidence and geed
wishes of all who knew him in the craft
or in social life.
Rev. O. L. Ashejjfeltek, foimerlyef
St. Paul's Reformed church, this city, and
son-in-law of the late Themas Spcring
of Lancaster, has accepted a hearty call te
the pastorate of the First Universalis
church of Jersey City, and will go there te
begin its duties en September 1. He writes
that he is "perfectly happy in his new
faith and experiences (blessed relief in his
freedom from creed and dogma."
The sisters, aunts and cousins of Queen
Christina are flecking te Madrid. If the
child is a male he will probably be christ"
ened Philip or Ferdinand. If a female she
Trill be named Isabella. Fer godfathers,
Pepe Lee and the emperor of Austria are
mentioned ; for godmothers, Queen Isabella
and the archduchess. The health of the
yeuug queen is quite satisfactory. She is
able te drive about with the king in the
cool of the evening.
Fisherman Wheeler dolefully has said
te a Green Mountain audience : The vice
presidency is a place of 'Great Expccta.
tiens,' rarely, alas ! realized. It is getting
late new for me te leek for the occupation
of the mansion, coveted, I fear, by some
mere than the heavenly mansion I mean
the White Heuse. While I have wasted
away, like Tanner, in my starved expecta
tiens, the president, with all the cares of
his great office, has actually increased his
Emma Hardinge Britten, the spirit
ualistic lecturer, commenting upon Dr.
Tanner's fast, said that she believed Dr.
Tanner was kept alive by the air of the
city. He had always lived in a very thinly-populated
part of the country, and
came te New Yerk city because he knew
the air was full of material sufficient te
yield sustenance forsemo time. Thousands
were about him.filliug the air with new
animal life. At this point a cadaverous
looking man arose in the audience and
said she was net correct. He was Tan
ner The Washington Republican is informed
that Mr. FLOOD,the California millionaire,
has purchased a magnificent cettage at
Newport for the accommodation of the son
of ex-President Grant and his bride te be,
" ever the portals of which the quarterings
of the Grants and Floods are being en
graved." This sounds very nice, but what
are the "quarterings" of these distin
guished families ? Grant was a tauncr and
Floed was a barkeeper. If these mysteri
ous emblems have any bearing en their or
igin the " quarterings" ever the Newport
deer will probably be a sheep-pelt ceuehant
and a corkscrew rampant, in the heraldic
judgment of the Republic
The report of the death of Marshal
Bazainc is unfounded. Letters have been
received which state that he is enjoying
Richard D. Hubbard, of Hartferd,
positively refuses te accept the Democrat
ic nomination for governor in Connecticut.
Where's "Jim " English ?
Tns reason you de net hear McClclIan
spoken of for renominatien as governor of
New Jersey, is that he is net eligible te
re-election until three years after his first
The Ocean Grove campmecting is under
way with 20,000 people in attendance.
Frem 6:45 a. m. te 0 p. m. the battle
against sin is fiercely waged, and all the
services are largely attended.
The Independent Republican club, pre
sided ever by Lin Bartholemew, met in
Pottsville last night, and drew a crowd
variously estimated at from five hundred
te one thousand. The particular object of
the gathering was te renew the pretest
against the efforts of Quay's folks te cap
ture the coming county nominating con
vention, which is almost certain te place
Brumm at the head of the Republican
ticket there, and te denouncing ring rule
generally. Bartholemew will "resolve,
nr1 ve-Wkcrfclvi ertl At 4-tin camn "
The population of Maine is set 'down at
639,000, a gain of about 12,000 since 1870.
The World thinks " General Walker will
have te see about this thing. In the de
cade ending in 1870 there was a positive
decrease of population in Maine, and we
knew from the Republican -papers that
during the past year many thousands of
the best citizens of the State, alarmed sad
disgusted at the prevalence of the green
back mania and the attempt te count in
Governer Smith, have left its borders. In
view of all this it is suspicious in the ex
treme that a large increase of population
should be reported."
We fear that the projection of women
voters into the political arena would net
purge it of the demoralization new se uni
versally complained of. The leaders of the
se called "women suffrage" , movement
show a disposition te act en the same low
plane of self-interest as is complained of in
the ether parties. Here comes the gentle
Susan B. Antheny with the declaration
that she,"would net work for the devil, per
sonified by the States Rights partu, unless
he pledged himself te free women from
their political slavery." But if the devil
should be a candidate en the woman's
platform her reservation would fail and it
is te be presumed she would support him
and then there would literally be the devil
A terrible disaster.
A Church Swept Away by a Floed.
A flood swept down the Glen of Glen,
dere, County Denegal, Ireland, yesterday
flooding the church at Commccuen and
drowning several persons, who were car
ried away by the rush of water. Five bodies
have been recovered, and eleven arc miss
ing. A stone bridge and the wall around
the church were destroyed.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Leahy, the oarsman, says he has person-'
ally received no challenge from Ress, and
will net row with him.
Baseball : Cleveland Worcester, 3 ;
Cleveland 1 ; afternoon Worcester, 8 ;
Geerge Berger. a German cigarmakcr,
was found dying from a self-inllictcd pis
tol wound, at Ne. 22 Varick street, New
Yerk. He says the injury was received
by and through the accidental discharge
of the revolver, but the police believe it a
case of suicide.
General Bryan Grimes, en the 14th iusr.,
near his home in Pitt county, N. C, was
riding in a buggy along the highway when
he was shot dead by some ene concealed
in the bushes. The murderer is supposed
te be a negre or a white man, against both
of whom General Grimes was an import
ant wituess in an arson case.
Rebert Wilkes, a wholesale jeweler, his
daughter Florence, aged fifteen, and a seu
Bertie, aged eleven, wcre drowned at
Sturgeon Point, near Terente. Florence
and Bertie wcre bathing off the point
when the boy get beyond his depth. Mr.
Wilkes, who was in a beat, jumped out te
save him. The daughter also went te the
rescue and all three went down.
Jehn Kcllchcr, residing at Oakland, Cal.,
with his wife and neighbors, Mrs. King,
indulged iu a drunken carousal, in the
the course of which the house was set en
fire and two of Kelleher's children, Eu
gene and Annie, aged two and five years
respectively, were burned te a cinder.
James, aged four years, was burned fatally.
Mrs. Kelleher will probably die from her
injuries. Mr. Idding was badly scorched
and Kelleher slightly hurt.
Geerge Irwin, the veteran engineer, en
cngine JNe. 40, Irem lerre Haute te bt.
Leuis, had a run te make of 1G3 miles.
The usual schedule time is five hours and
twenty minutes. je. e was late. It was
necessary that the western connection be
made. Irwin said: "I will pull her
through." He made eleven steps, two for
water, and one for coal and water, and
canie in en time, just four hours and one
minute out from Terre Haute.
A furious hail storm swept through the
neighborhood of Vernen Hill, Halifax
county, Va., coming from a northern direc
tion, embracing a section of the county a
mile and a-half in width, and extending a
great distance southward. The hailstones
wcre very large. The wind blew a terrific
gale, and there was a heavy fall of rain.
One planter had ene hundred thousand
hills of tobacco destroyed, and another
planter had large quantities ruined.
In Munstcr township, Cambria county,
the dwelling of a farmer named Kuhncy
was entirely consumed and a 12 year old
daughter of Mr. Kuhney burned te death.
Mrs. Kuhncy and an old lady escaped
through a window.
The Perry county Democrats nominated
A. M. Maskcl for state senator, Captain
J. II. Crist for representative, D. C.
Orris for sheriff, David Benfer for director
of the peer and James Weeds for county
surveyor. The congressional conferees
were instructed for Hen. R. M. Spccr, of
The Allcntewu pelice think they have
caught the thieves who gagged, tied
and robbed old Daniel Kern lately. The
men arrested are Jehn Jenkins, alias Jack,
and a man known as "Dutchman," both
Philadelphia professional thieves. The
third party is net yet arrested, though
known. The burglars had tools ready te
ree a Heuse.
Rev. Dr. Themas L. Franklin, the late
rector of the P. E. Church of the Evan
gelist, Philadelphia, has caused the sheriff
te levy en the furniture of that church in
execution of the judgment held by him
for $1,600. The recent trouble between
Dr. Franklin and the vestry, was due te
financial complications, during which the
vestry claimed that this debt was set off
by a discrepancy in the accounts of the
rector with the church. Vestryman Gee.
W. Brown, during these difficulties, had a
personal encounter with Dr. Franklin,
during which the rector caused his antag
onist te measure his length en the fleer.
DB." BUCHANAN DROWNS HIMSELF.
Plunging into the Delaware Frem a Ferry
boat at One o'clock Xhls Morning.
The notorious " Dr." Jehn Buchanan
early this morning ended a remarkable ca
reer of crime by drowning himself from a
ferry beat of the Camden & Philadel
phia line, while it was crossing te Camden.
The " Docter" was accompanied by au
old friend who also glories in affixing an
M. D. te his name. This was Dr. Hol Hel
stein, with whom Buchanan has been inti
mate for years. They were en their way te
the residence of Buchanan's daughter near
Wenoneh, N. J. They crossed en the 1 a. in.
beat, the last one leaving this side of the
river. A few reporters and the ferrymen
beside the two alleged physicians wcre all
that wcre en beard. When the beat had
reached that part of- the channel near the
Camden side Buchanan Eaid te his friend :
"Geed-by, Dec, I am geiug te leave you."
Before anybody could recover from their
surprise the wily little Scotchman threw
off his coat and sprang overboard. The
beat was stepped, but the body could net
be found. Buchanan was under heavy
bail for his appearance before the United
States court te answer charges of fraudu
lently issuing diplomas. The grand jury
returned a true bill against him yesterday.
A Western Scandal.
Thcre is much excitement throughout
the.Messilla Valley, New Mexico, ever the
elopement of Father Tedero Reualt, a
priest of Las Cruces, and a brilliant and
beautiful young lady, named Miss Mar
Sueretta Garcia, from the convent of the
isters of Lerette, who recently entered
that institution, it is said, at the solicita
tion of the priest against tha wishes of her
parents. After continued scandalous pro
ceedings the couple eloped and were over
taken at a small hamlet. The priest was
struck and would!-have been killed by an
uncle of the girl had net efleers of the law
interfered. The priest and girl were finally
WADE HAMPTON'S SPEECH.
A Campaign Lie Kan te Death.
Consider what Lee and Jacksen would
de were they alive. These are the same
principles for which they fought for four
years. Remember the men who poured
forth their life bleed en Virginia's soil,
and de net abandon them new. Remem
ber that upon your vote depends the suc
cess of the Democratic ticket. Wade
Hampton, at Staunton, Va., July 26.
What He via say.
Wade Hampton's Staunton Speech.
We of the Seuth, who, having been be
long plunged into outer darkness, have at
last emerged from the blackness of despair
and carried forward our states te where
they belong in the splendid sisterhood,
come te you te-day and tell you that we
mean victory. We intend te subordinate
every selfish personal consideration; we
intend te put away every side issue ; we
intend te leek solely and only te the Dem
ocratic platform and the Democratic
standard bearers, and with Ged's help we
intend te win this fight for that platform
and for these standard bearers. Will Vir
ginia, when we have success in our very
grasp ; will men who were born free, men
who were reared under the doctrines of
Jeffersen and of Madisen ; will men who fol
lowed Lee and Jacksen will you sacrifice
the Democratic party, will you sacrifice the
Seuth, will you sacrifice the national govern
ment, by aiding, indirectly though it be, te
elect a Republican president? I cannot be
lieve it. ltcaUze,u you can.what will fellow
a Republican triumph in November. Yeu
have all seen what strides that party has
made toward centralization ; you have seen
your judges stricken down by the mailed
nana of the national government ; you
have seen the Republican party mass
troops at your polls te overawe your free
suffrage ; you have seen then deputy mar
shals, their supervisors, their returning
beards, the instruments te an overthrew
of the last vestige of state rights. I tell
you, my countrymen, the fate of the Seuth
will be harder than ever if the itepuDiican
party is successful in this campaign. We
shall beheld no mere free elections, no
mere untrammelled expression of political
sentiment, and no one of us new living will
ever again sec a restoration te Democratic
rule and principle.
DEATH AT DIMMER.
Last Hours of Adelaide ellseu.
In Paris en Sunday the popular actress
left her home with a party of friends in
the best of spirits, and apparently in geed
health, te take a dejeuner ala feurenette in
the famous Du Chalet restaurant, which is
situated in the Bera de Bouleugne. On ar
riving the little group seated themselves
at one of the tables together and began
their meal. During its progress Miss
Neilson was full of merriment and was
the life of the conversation. She frequently
alluded te her success in her profession,
and spoke hopefully of what she expected
te accomplish dunng the coming season
and in thn mere distant future. The scene
iu the vicinity of the restaurant was
very beautiful and attractive, and refer
ence was made by members of the party
te it, and te the beauty of the light as it
fell upon the lake near the building, bud
denly Miss Neilson turned pale, gave a low
cry, pressed her hand upon her heart and
fell back in her chair. Greatly 'alarm ed,
her friends sprang te her assistance and
attempted by the use of restoratives te
bring her te consciousness. Medical aid
was instantly summoned and it was at first
supposed that she had been seized with a
fainting fit, and that it would seen pass
away. Uut all efforts te revive her wcre
unavailing, and the party of merry makers
was turned into a party of mourners. This
sad event is said by the physcians te be
the culmination of the disease with which
Miss Neilson had se long been afflicted.
A new sort of poisoning seems te have
broken out in certain localities in Texas,
A report comes of the fatal poisoning of
six men under very peculiar circumstances
in Falls county. A day or two since six
white men, citizens of the neighborhood!
were riding along the read, when, observ
ing a farmer at work in bis watermelon
patch near the roadside, they called te and
obtained permission from him te get down
and help themselves te melons. One or
two of the larger melons were selected and
the men proceeded te cat. Very seen
they became deathly sick, three of them
died while attempting te climb the fence,
and the sixth man fell dead while trying
te mount his horse. The owner of the
melons is said te have disclaimed any
knowledge as te what caused the fatal
results, claiming that he had himself eaten
heartily of the melons in the same patch
just before the men rede up. He is said
te have been taken in hand by a number
of incensed citizens, who would undoubt
edly have lynched him en the spot but for
the apparent candor of his statement. A
few days age a country paper published
near there printed a statement that a
black boy had been fatally poisoned by
arsenic leunct in a watermelon wnicn me
bevhad stolen. The theory obtains that
these melons grew in cotton patches where
fans green is used te kill Den worm,
hence the poison.
Till; HAT'S LANDING DISASTER.
Its Occurrence Easily Accounted Fer.
Second section engineer's testimony.
"What brakes have you been accus
tomed te using?"
" What brakes did you use that day ?"
" (low long did you use them previous
" I never used them before that day."
" Were you perfectly acquainted with
their mode of working?"
The engineer here put his hand te his
forehead and instantly blurted out.
"Ne, I was net. That's the first day I
ever used them, and I didn't apply them
them properly. I ascertained a few days
afterwards from a competent engineer en
the Pennsylvania railroad that I should
have kept turning the lever te pump air in
the cylinders, whereas I only gave it ene
turn, as I .thought that was sufficient.
The automatic is mere intricate than the
Westinghouse, and I thought all I had te
de was te use the former just the reverse
of the latter."
"What instruction did you ever get re
garding their usage?"
"The only time I was ever told hew te
use them was a few minutes before I left
the depot yard that morning. I ran up te
Dan Cassidy,whewas en the engine of the
first section, and asked hew I should work
them. His only reply was, 'Ed, use them
the reverse of the Westinghouse.! "
" Se that's all the instructions you ever
"Yes, sir; that's all.
Filling the Beserveir.
The water committee of councils at a
meeting last evening passed a resolution
inviting the members of Select and com
mon councils te visit the reservoir en
Thursday afternoon at twoe'clock,at which
time water will be run into the newly re
paired east basin.
Sale of Securities.
J. B. Leng, real estate agent, sold te
day at private sale $3,000 Quarryville R.
R. bends at par and accrued interest.
$2,000 city lean, due 1880, at 100J and in
terest ; and 10 shares Farmers' national
bank stock at $100 per share, j
Te the Democracy of Lancaster County.
Fellow-Demecrats: "While it is true
that the Democracy of thewhole country
have the political enthusiasm en their side
this year, and never before entered upon a
campaign se aggressive, se confident and
se well organized from the outset, yet it is
equally true that no effort must be lacking
te maintain our advantage te the' very end.
We have a crafty, desperate and unscrup
ulous fee. They are entrenched in patron
age, and will net surrender power without
resort te the last of their fertile resources.
While "aggression" is te be the inspira
tion of the campaign, " organization" is
the best means of turning it into glorious
victory. There are certain matters that
demand immediate attention. Every dis
trict in the county, every county in the
state, every state in the Union, are te be
organized, te the end that every Democrat
ic and doubtful vote may be polled for
Hancock and English and the state and
local nominees en November 2. This or
ganization is te reach te the school dis
tricts. Every earnest Democrat ewes it'JLe
his party te give prompt, diligent and un
abating attention te the interests of the
Democracy in his school distriet. On elec
tion day will be the time te get out the
vote. Between October 1st and Novem
ber 2d the time can be employed te best
purpose in making arrangements for that.
Frem September 1st te October 1st will
be the season for attending te the payment
of taxes, and seeing te it that every Dem
ocrat has a receipt for state or county tax
paid within two years. This is essential.
Frem new until September 1st there aie
three subjects that claim earnest and in
defatigable attention :
1. The circulation of Democratic docu
ments and newspapers. See te it that
every Democratic and doubtful voter in
your school district takes and reads a
Democratic newspaper throughout the
whele campaign. Find seme way te put
ene into his hands. This will be worth
mere te the cause than anything else.
2. Naturalization. We yearly leso many
votes that could be secured by attention te
the naturalization of foreigners. If thcre
are any forcigu-bern citizens in your dis
trict who have never takeu e,ut their pa
pers, leek after them at once, and if legally
qualified, or if there are any who have had
first papers since before October 2, 1878,
they can get their second this fall. For
eigners who came into the country under
eighteen years of age, or with an honor
able discharge from the army,can get their
second papers at once, if they have been in
the country five years. These who came
in ever eighteen, and have net yet had
their first papers, should declare their in
tention without delay. Loek after all
thes3 and let them come in in person, with
a witness who can duly identify them,
and upon application te me, any time after
the third Monday in August and befere
October 1st, I will have them naturalized.
3. Registry of Voters. The registry will
close about September 2. Befere that
date see that the name of every Demo
cratic voter in your district, everyone com
ing of age or who voted en age last year,
and every foreigner intending te he na
turalized, is en the list and has a tax
charged aguinst 7iim. See that this is done.
Take nobody's word for it. Loek after it
yourself. Careless or partisan assessors
may drop the names of the eldest residents
of the district. They may think it smart
te cheat a Democrat out of his vote in this
Repert rcgnlarly en all these matters te
your county committeeman.
W. U. Heksel,
Chairman County Committee
COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
The August Term of Criminal Dusinesa.
Monday Afternoon. The case of com
monwealth vs. Lciumen W. Rupp, indicted
for false pretence, was argued by counsel
and given te the jury shortly after thrce
o'clock, but they had net agreed upon
their verdict when court adjourned. '
William Cosgrevc, living in the Seventh
ward, en the Old Factory read, was
charged by Ella Hildebraud with being the
father of her illegitimate child. The bal
ance of the afternoon session was taken up
in the trial of this case.
The grand jury made the following re
turn: True Rills Jonas A. Geedman, assault
and battery; Cyrus Rcsscl and Frederick
Hildebrand, fornication and bastardy.
Frederick Hildebrand plead guilty te for
nication and bastardy, the presecutrix
being Annie Hallachcr. He received the
usual sentence. Court then adjourned un
til Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.
The recognizance of Jehn B. Dennis
convicted at the May sessions of dissuad
ing witnesses was forfeited and respited
Tuesday Morning. The jury in the case
of Commonwealth vs. Lomnieu W. Rupp,
charged with false pretense, in concealing
stalks in tobacco sold te Licdcrman Bres.,
& Ce., returned a scaled verdict of "net
guilty," but te pay all the costs. The jury
retired en Monday afternoon at $ o'clock
and only agreed upon their verdict this
morning at 6 o'clock.
The case of Commonwealth vs. William
Cosgrove indicted for fornication and bast
ardy was argued by counsel and the jury
returned a verdict of net guilty aud county
The next case attached was that of Rob Reb
ert Blace and Charles Northrop, for as
saulting Jouis Geedman, an employee
of the Cooper house The difficulty oc
curred en last Wednesday evcuiug, and the
full particulars were published in the In
telligencer of the following day. .The
defence was that accused were followed by
prosecutor when they were en their way te
the depet, and fearing they were going te
be attacked, as they were approached in a
threatening manner, they assaulted Good Geed
man in self-dcfense. The testimony further
showed that Blace was assaulted by Geed
man after he was in the custody of private
watchman Erisman. The jury returned a
verdict of net guilty and directed the pros
ecutor, Jonas Geedman, te pay the costs.
In the cases against Geerge Wcitzel et.
at., indicted for riot, a nel press was en
tered en payment of office costs, the dis
trict attorney stating te the court that
after consultation with the chief of police,
he was satisfied that a case of riot could
net be made out. The case against Jacob
Strump et. al., indicted for affray, was set
tled upon payment of costs.
Jacob Rcssel, of Pequea township, was
indicted for fornication and bastardy and
seduction, en complaint of Sarah M.
Keens. After hearing the testimony of
presecutrix the seduction case was aban
doned. Jesse Tyson was convicted of false pre
tense at the June term, 1879, and made an
application for a new trial. This was re
fused, and this morning Tyson was sen,
tenccd te pay a fine of $100 and undergo
an imprisonment of six months.
The grand jury made the following re
turn: True Bills,: William Emsweiler, Jehn
Sentman and Henry F. Weber, fornication
and bastardy; Frank alias Sink Toilet,
larceny (two bills) ; M. F. Weber, adul
tery ; Washington Cele, felonious assault
and battery! (two billsand resisting an
officer; C. C. Snader, violation of liquor
law; Jehn Hauck and Esaias Suckhuff,
Ignored : C. C. Snader, selling liquor en
Sunday, with prosecutor, Gee. W. 3Ioere,
Court adjourned until 2:30 o'clock.
THROUGH THE COUNTRY.
MA1TOWX OF ANClliNT FAME.
Lecal Notes by a Traveling Correspondent.
On Thursday we bearded the U. S. Mail
stage for the beautiful village, known in
song as "The Geed Old Town of May
town." We found the town much im
proved and everybody prosperous. Here
also tobacco is king, the immense sheds
and tobacco warehouses en every hand
plainly indicating the importance and
magnitude of the product.
Nearly all the villagers own the lets
they occupy, and all are new engaged in
the joyful occupation of cultivating the
Maj. Jere Schaffncr is the boss grower
here. He has stalks which net ever one
pound each, with leaves measuring 23x41
inches. The present crop is the third
raised en the same let.
The Intelligencer takes well here.
Democrats like it for its unflinching De
mocracy. Republicans admire it for its
fearless independence of rings, courts and
corporations; and all agree that its tobacco
articles are the most reliable guide for the
producer. Mr. Jes. Shireman has been
taking it for thirty years and could net be
persuaded te abandon it.
Many new and beautiful residences have
been erected within the past two years,
notably that of James B. Hendersen, in
Centre Square. Messrs. Heffman and
Swcitcr are building a large three story
brick store and residence which will com cem
pere favorably with any in Lancaster.
The streets, tee, are much improved,
and the ground around "the old town
pump" in Centre Square is beautifully
sedded and planted with flowers, and en
closed with a substantial iron fence. Al
together the village preseuts a decidedly
changed appearance, much of which, it is
said, is due te the liberal contributions of
Gen. Simen Cameren.
By the way your correspondent must net
forget te report that he had the pleasure
of a ride from Marietta te Maytown with
the distinguished Senater. We found him
as buoyant a man of 30, and quite commu
nicative. Socially, Mr. Cameren is
a kind, genial gentleman, and it
it might be said of him, as of Garfield
" no man as geed as he has done se many
bad things in politics." The general is
very reticent en politics, and seems te take
mere interest in developing and beautify
ing the country which "skirts the horizon
of his native heath," than the discussion
of Republican prospects, a fact which is
regarded as a significant straw in the polit pelit
Silver Valley Tobacco.
A correspondent writes us that the yield
of tobacco in the rich and fertile "Silver
Valley" south of Goedvillc, is ene of the
best in the county. Among the notable
patches are these of Barten Stauffer en
Jacob Ranck's farm ; Newton Stauffer's
clese by ; Jes. Medhawk's, Christian Mar
tin's and Edwin Stauffer's.
Frew's coach making establishment is
running full time te its utmost capacity.
A festival will be held in Paradise before
long when a valuable silver cornet instru
ment will be contested for. The disput
ing parties are G. L. Seymour, of Strasr
burg, and A. R. Stambaugh, of Paradise.
The instrument is a valuable ene and the
contesting parties arc both capable of using
it te its full capacity.
Events Acress the County Lines.
A company organized te introduce the
Helly steam heating system asks privilege'
te lay its pipe in Harrisburg.
Rufus Guest, a respected citizen of East
Nantmcal, Chester county, residing near
the line of Berks, and well known as a
school teacher, has died suddenly of neu
ralgia of the heart.
One of Dr. Buchanan's bogus diploma
holders in Philadelphia, who prescribed a
dese te kill a baby and then certified that
it died of "cellery fantum," is likely te
quit practising medicine.
The Jereme Heights, Berks county,
camp meeting begins te-day ; the U. B.
camp at Durlach opens en Thursday ; the
Sinking Springs Evangelical will open this
The ballet box, placed in .the Mansion
house, Chambersburg, July , 14 for the
traveling men who step there te place a
vete in for president, was opened en Sat
urday. The result was 120 votes for Han
cock and 94 for Garfield.
Cyrus Binucr, of Fredericksburg, Leba
non county, proposes te fast forty-five suc
cessive days, and offers te bet $1,000 that
he will successfully accomplish the feat.
He is a tailor by trade, and will work every
day. Sundays excepted, until the comple
tion of the task. Binner is about five feet
eight inches in height and weighs ever two
hundred pounds. He claims te have ab
stained from feed ever two weeks en sev
About 5,000 persons are believed te have
been present at the celebration of Zion
Sunday-school, of Blue Marsh, in Lewer
Heidelberg township, licrks county. Uecr,
ice cream and ether refreshments are re
ported te have been sold in large quanti
ties. Twe young men in driving te the
greve started en a race, and upon reaching
the State bridge ene of the teams sprang
ever the abutments of the bridge, landing
twenty feet below en the banks of the
Tulpeheckcn. The driver escaped with a
few scratches received in falling en an
elderberry bush, but the buggy is a total
Lincoln and Hancock.
The following appears in a recent issue
of the Baltimore Sun, contributed by "W.
W. C." and refcrirng te a recent publica
tion in this journal :
Messrs Editors : Having noticed en the
fourth page of your issue of Wednesday
an article entitled "A Tribute te Gen.
Hancock," taken from the Lancaster, (Pa.)
Intelligencer, in which the writer at
Bedford Springs refers te a statement by
Mr. James McDougal, a gentleman well
known in this city, detailing a statement
made by President Lincoln te a party of
Baltiinereans who called upon him, in
which Mr. Lincoln looked forward te Gen.
Hancock becoming one of the most distin
guished men of the age if his life should
be spared upon the battle field, and at the
fear he at all times felt upon opening his
letters from the army lest the casualties of
the war should have carried him off. The
article recalled te my mind the excessive
grief and anxiety with which Mr. Lincoln
heard of the wounding of Gen. Hancock at
Gettysburg and which could net be assuaged
until he had received from the surgeon in
attendance the most satisfactory assurance
that, whilst the wound was very serious
and would disable the sufferer for a long
time from active duty, it was net neces
sarily a fatal wound, but would require
constant aud careful attention in its treat
ment until all danger had passed. Such
was President Lincoln's cstimate of Gen.
Hancock, which his revilcrs will de well te
A Precocious Hen.
Jehn C. Yeung, of Providence township,
is the owner of a'pullet, which he declares
was hatched out en the 16th of June last,
and commenced laying eggs en the 10th of
August, and centinues te lay an egg every
d& since. He says she is'a cress betw cen
thf , hQrn and the Polish.
OUR; LOCAL EDUCATORS.
Seme Compliments Fer Them.
A correspondent of the Evening Bulletin,
writing te that paper from Yerk, reviews
the late meeting of the State Teachers' asso
ciation in that town and in her (?) awards
of praise is quite liberal with our local
educators ; for instance :
The most practical thing done during the
three days' session the thing which will
probably de the most geed te "all the
world and the rest of mankind" was the
exposition of "Star Study" made by Mr.
J. D. Pyott, of Lancaster, and was the
outcome of the work of the Star club of
this place, founded by Prof. J. P. 3IcCas
key, principal of the boys high school.
By the aid of charts and diagrams, shown
with the stercopticen,thisgcntlcman proved
conclusively that astronomy could be
taught in every schoolhouse in the land ;
that the teacher need net wait for errery
or telescope nor the scholar for text-book
or chart, for without any of these aids the
teacher can teach, if net the science, all
the elements of that great study, and the
child can learn net alone what ethers have
told of the wonders of the starry heavens,
but call the stars by name and number the
constellations as they wheel ever his head,
and feel that they are all as familiar and
well-loved as the flowers uudcr his feet.
It was a geed thing te de.
J. P. McCaskcy, ene of the editors
of the Puma. Scheel Journal. Speaking of
him, let me net forget te mention what
every woman in his audience must have
thanked him for his brave and manly
pretest against vulgarity cither of thought
or speech, and the standard of purity
which he held up when he said that no
man had any light te use language at any
time which lie would net use iu the pres
ence of his mother or his sister. It made
one think of Bayard and Sir Galahad.
Last, but net least in any sense, for he is
tee big a man te be left out, tee geed a
man te be forgotten our president, B. F.
Shaub, of Lancaster, who also speke for
morality and the right.
Weman, tee, had her place en the pro pre
gramme and fleer. Miss Johnsten, teacher
in the Mansfield normal school, read a
blight and suggestive paper upon moral
culture, and Mrs. Mayne Archer, of Litiz,
one upon " Esthetics in the Scheel-room,"
and made a remarkably geed point in the
debate, which hit the nail se squarely en
the head that it made the ether speakers
seem almost like bunglers. Intuition, was
it? Perhaps ; but it did the work of rea
son. She jumped at her conclusion? Pos
sibly ; but it landed her where she wanted
The same correspondent recalls the fol
lowing incident which has some local in
terest: In 1774 Queen Careline of England sent
te the Episcopalians of Yerk a church bell,
which was brought from Lancaster upon a
pole between two mules. This they hung
up in the stccple of the court house, be
cause they had no building their church
being used as an arsenal, and under its pul
pit years after they found the powder
placed there by these who honestly be
lieved thcre was "a time te.light as well as
pray." When the court heuse came te be
tern down, the commissioners coolly cut
off the coat of arms and claimed the bell.
But the Episcopalians wcre ou the watch,
and when it was lowered te the ground
seized and hid it, and se came te their own
again. When search had ceased they
placed it in the belfry of St. Jehn's, and
thcre it hangs te this very day, the same
yet net the same, for it was afterwards re
cast, and calls te prayer and praise, as
Caroliue Queen of England planned, a
hundred years age.
Reminiscences of Carnarvon.
A correspondent of the West Schuylkill
Press, writing from Churchtown, this
county, has the following te say of an old
family there whose representative in Potts
ville docs credit te the geed stock from
which he springs :
The Hen. Joel McCamant, of Pottsville,
was born in Crcrnaven township ; his
father, Dr. McCamant, was a prominent
Democratic politician here sixty years
age. He was a rival of the late ex-President
Buchanan, and it is said by these
who knew him that he was second te
Buchanan in nothing. Buchanan at that
time was a federal, and in 1820 or 1822
was the candidate of that party for Con
gress from this district, which was then
composed of Lancaster, Chester and Dela
ware counties. Dr. McCamant was the
Democratic nominee. Beth of them can
vassed the district, made speeches in
nearly every town in the several counties.
and although the district was largely fed
eral, Buchanan was only elected by three
hundred majority. McCamant, we think,
beat Buchanan in Lancaster and Chester
counties, but Delaware county gave a large
federal majority which overcame the ether
two counties. The late Glancy Jenes, of
Reading, was born in C:ernaven township,
Berks county. He wa3 mere than four
score years and died seen after.
The graveyard belonging te the Banger
church, was for mero than a century, the
only ene in the community, and dates as
early as 1710 and 1745 can be seen en many
of the tombstones. Nearly all the names
en the old monuments are Welsh, such as
Edwards, Davis, Evans, Jenes, Kicmer
and Jenkins. Nathan Evans was the
leader of the colony. Seme of his descen
dants live in Schuylkill county, the Hen.
C. W. Evans, of St. Clair, being a lineal
descendants of his. He was a man of
wealth and culture, and of mere than or
dinary ability. His remains lay in the
church yard covered by a large marble
monument. He died in 17C3, aged 81 years.
There have been scrviceshcld in this chu: ch
regularly since it was first built in 1730,
except during the revolutionary war, the
pastor adhered te the mother country and
the vestrymen would net permit him te
A he i:iglilh Ward Cluba ml the Leldcrkranr.
Yesterday the Eighth ward Democratic
Equipment Association held a delightful
picnic at Green Cottage. The sturdy
Democracy were out in force, and their
wives and daughters were with them te
participate in the enjoyments of the day.
Miller's orchestra furnished the music, and
the day was happily spent in dancing,
feasting, games, and ether amusement.".
The attendance was very large and the
order very geed.
The Lancaster Lcidcrkranz held their
annual picnic at What Glen yesterday.
Over five hundred members aud invited
guests were present aud the day was most
delightfully spent. Tayler's orchestra fur
nished the dancing music, and as a large
number of the Mamnecher members wcre
present, geed choruses were sung by the
united voices of the Lcidcrkranz and
Mrcnnnccher. There was abundant re
freshments for the inner man, and old pic
nickers say that never was there a picnic
held at What Glen or any ether place at
which there was mere genuine pleasure
and fewer discomforts.
Deg Catchers Shet At.
Last night a ceuple of colored deg
catchers while perambulating in the north
western part of the city were mistaken for
burglars or thieves by one of the city
policemen who ordered them te halt. In
stead or doing se they abandoned their y
deg-cart and ran away, the peliccma
ing two or three shots after th -sifT"""
SnrLiswu Deati. -.
Ely Lyens. trAckdealer. Ne. 708. Seuth
Prince street, flicd rather suddenly this
morning of rhumatism of the heart, a
complaint with! which he has been for some
past afflicted, fetfewas able te attend te