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ELLIOENCRRATCmDAT; SEPTEMBER 4,1880.
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Lancaster $ ntelliijencet.
SATUBDAY EVENING. 8EPT. 4, 1880.
What Farr SfceaM Tell.
Senater A. J. Herr, of Dauphin county,
we regret te say will net address the peo
ple of Lancaster te-night. He probably
finds quite as much en his hands as he
can take care of in in his own district
where there are about five thousand in
dependent Republicans who de net pro
pose te vote for him. In Ids stead,however,
comes here te talk te the Republicans,
Chester N. Farr, private secretary te
Gov. Heyt, and lately te Gov. Hartranft.
He is an integral and intelligent part of
the present state administration, and he
will no doubt be able te explain the con
duct of that administatien in pardoning
the convicted legislative bribers. He is
the warm political and personal friend
of Mr. Quay, for whom the Re
publican candidate for Legislature in
this city is instructed te vote, and he
will, no doubt, be able te tell his Repub
lican friends why they should vote for
the legislative lobbyist and the pardon
mill manager. We presume that the
movement for Quay for United States
senator is a serious one. Over in Schuyl
kill county, Sam Lesch, an adroit pelit
ical manager, also a part of the state
administration, has lieen running the
Quay boom, and never stayed his hand
until he get his little resolutions
passed. It cost money te de it here and
the betrayal of political friendships and
repudiation of obligations ; but it w;is
done. Mr. Dcmuth is a mere dummy in
this fight. He is the figure-head of cer
tain instructions voted te him. They
are "for M. S. Quay for United States
senator." Even if he was disposed te
violate them he would find no profit in
doing se, as three or four of the county
members who arc instructed for Grew
would find in his breach of instructions
a pretext for getting away from theirs.
And yet we kindly suggest te Mr
Farr that as there are quite a number of
Republicans here who de net believe in
Quay for senator, he could serve his par
ty and the clique of Republican politic
ians te which he belongs by explaining te
his audience te-night why Quay should
If anybody knows, Farr does, and if he
doesn't tell, the Lancaster Republicans
may remain in fatal ignorance.
Tiuj eagerness and vigor which charac
terized the impromptu Democratic meet
ing in this city last evening were only an
earnest of the deep interest felt through
out the country in the political situation
this year. There is no reason te believe
that the movement which brought such
great changes in men's minds from 1SGS
te 1S7G, has net gene steadily en in the
last few years. During the ceurse of
Grant's administration most marvelous
political changes were effected. Demo
cratic states became deeply intensified,
Republican states sloughed off their large
majorities, and doubtful states changed
into the Democratic column. The reve
lutien confined itself te no section, but
shook every political centre. There is no
evidence that the causes which then gave
the Democracy a quarter million majority
of the people have ceased te operate,
On the ether hand nearly every man of
that host is nerved anew te action by his
recollection of the electoral fraud and
his purpose te de his part in avenging it.
Who was for Tildcn that is net for Han
cock y And hew many mere ? It
is the tendency of majority parties
te get mere than half the natural
increase. It is this that makes
all the Democratic states of 187(5
mere Democratic new. Last fall's elec
tien showed that the united Democracy
of Xew Yerk state have a majority of
about :5,(K)0. We believe the Republi
cans have net questioned the genuine
ness of that vote. This year the figures
will be about the same, and as all the
Democrats will vote for Hancock, his
majority will be as great as Cernell's
minority, and likely very much larger.
In a reduced poll in 1878 Indiana gave
ever 14.000 majority. She is net likely
te be loosed from her moorings. There
is no wonder,therefore, that there is vige:
in the Democratic campaign.
Mr. Cessna and his " gentleman of high
character and large experience" are re
inferced in their ideas of a pictorial can
vass by Mr. Jehn D. Defrees, the public
printer, who has caused te be printed
three pictures which he is satisfied should
nersuade the people te Garfield. One is
a representation 61, a miserable coal
miner in England, who is crawling
around in the mine in the shaft of a coal
wagon. The idea is that the Democratic
party, when it gets into power, proposes
te take the machinery and horses out of
the mines and substitute human labor
Meral; vote for Garfield, whom the ether
pictures represent upon the canal. In
the one he is the mule boy, while in the
ether he has been promoted te the place
of steersman; showing the rapid strides
he made onward and the great metal
that must be in hiiu.
This interesting correspondence be
tween Defrees, Mr. Cessna and the 'un
known, who knows the Republican voters
by forty years' experience te be 'best
taught through the eye, does net leave
us room te doubt that they have
struck a valuable campaign idea in put
ting afloat this canal beat. Rut we fear
that the delicate management will be
wanting that is needed te make it a suc
cess. The thing has been started in tee
cold bleed. The canal beat is a slow slew
sort of thing anyway te stir a
people up with. They ought te be pretty
well warmed up beforehand te take with
enthusiasm te the idea that a fellow who
can run a canal beat is just the maufer
president. It is asking a geed deal, and
before it can be done successfullyne
partisan excitement ought te be at fe'ver
heat. JTliat stage is net reached yet, and
there is reason te apprehend that the
canal beat will stick in the mud from
lack of water te float it.
The .elder readers of the -Erwrm need
hardly te be reminded that its editor, in
supporting ajiighpretective tariff in the
Mew Era, has, completely changed front
as apolitical economist. It has only
been a few years since be was most zeal
eusly expesinf thelereaies of the protect
tivesystemaud proving that " the consist
ent as'well as the persistent advocate of
protection " must either be a knave or a
feel. He parted company then most
widely with these who argued the beau
ties and advantages of protection and it
would be highly interesting te knew by
what process the reconciliation new or
the divergence then was effected.
JehB's Last Hard Jeb.
Jehn Cessna is unfortunate in having
hard tasks set him. Fer some years he
has been tugging at our Franklin and
Marshall, but it is net yet the lively in
stitution that his hopes would make it.
We fear that he is a discouraged educa
tor. At least he seems te be disgusted
with the ordinary methods of teaching.
We would hardly have thought that the
head of a college beard would be found
endorsing the sentiment that the labor
ing men of the country can be best
taught through their eyes. Mr. Cessna's
college teaches through books and lec
tures. He instructs the county commit
tees that the canal beat transparency
will de mere te elect Garfield than all the
arguments of the party orators. If Mr.
Cessna's opinion is verified by the result
of the election we shall expect te see
him experiment with his new theory
upon the students of his college. Pic
torial teaching has heretofore been re
served for babes. If it is a fact that the
minds of grown men are thus best reach
ed, Mr. Cessna will be in condition te
apply the valuable experiment of his
political campaign for the benefit of his
Lincoln's Opinion of Hancock.
" Seme of the elder generals hate said te
me that he is rasJi, and J hate said te them
tluit IJiatc watc7ied General Hancock's con
duct very carefully, and Thate found that
when he gees into action lie achieves his pur
pose and comes out with a smaller list of cas
ualties than any of them. If his life and
strengthis spared I believe that General Han
cock is 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 lie always
opened his morning mail iu fear and trem
bling lest he would hear that Gen. Han
cock had been killed or wounded.
The largest church in Ebenshurg, Pa.,
is the Congregational church, in which the
preaching is partly in Welsh for the l)cne.
fit of the old people who are best acquaint
ed with their own language.
Tun organs arc about agreed that General
Hancock made a mistake in fighting while
the war was going en. Uc ought te have
saved up his energies se that he could turn
in with the organs and help put down the
rebellion this year. Times.
Hkmiy Maiityx once said : " If I ever
sec a Hindoe converted te Jesus Christ, I
shall sec sec something mere nearly ap
proaching the resumption of a dead body
than anything I have ever yet seen." To
day there are about 500,000 native Chris
tians in India. The rate of growth has
been, in 1832, 128,000; 18G:J, 213,000
1872,318,000; .1878, .r00,000. The entire'
number of conversions in 1878, 00,000.
OS A GRAY BAY.
.Led by the fleet-footed hours.
The summer fellows the .spring;
The fragrance Is born in the flowers,
The color blooms in the wing
Of the bird that, dips en the dancing spray,
Where but new the cold ice hung
And beauty clings le the changing day,
As love te the heart that's young.
Would that the story were ended !
But the fall te the suuuncrsucceeds.
The mist with the morning Is blended,
The slew stream chillcth the weeds.
The hearse, wet wind en his ragged way
Mecks the leaves in their tarnished geld,
And music tails from the meaning day,
As hope from the heart that's cold.
Kahtekine Lke Hates.
Ax edict has gene forth in Thuringia te
the effect that these who commit suicide
are hereafter te be buried with the least
possible ccremeuy. The attendance of a
clergyman in his gown, or of societies
the use of the organ, the telling of the
bell, addresses at the grave, and music
and singing arc all forbidden. A hearse
and an entirely plain pall arc allowed. The
Lord's Prayer may be repeated at the grave
by the sexton or some ether layman. And
finally, the tombstone must be of the
simplest order, and contain simply the
name and date of birth and of death.
The penalty for violation of this law is
Miss Nina Lewis has returned te Hard
wicke from her summer's tour along the
New England coast.
J. K. Emmet, the actor, was attested
en Broadway, New Yerk, yesterday, and
committed te the Tombs en a charge of
The 'death is announced of William
Henry. Wills, one of the originators of
Fundi, and afterwards associated with
Charles Dickens in the establishment of
Household Words, of which he was the
working editor. The deceased was iu his
An obituary notice of the late Ellen
TitEE Kean mentions as a plcasaut little
incident of her marriage day, that by a
curious but accidental coincidence, the
bride aud bridegroom appeared together
en the stage in ihe comedy of " The
Private advices received from Warren,
Rhede Island, say that Senater Den Cam.
eren and his wife are guests of Senater
Burhside at Warren, and that Mr. Cam
eren is much broken up and nervous still
from the effects of the Chicago conven
tion. Mr. Gladstone is going te Madeira, as
a sea voyage will, it is thought, thorough
ly restore him. He is said te be at present
troubled about the will of his late sister,
Helen Gladstone. It has mysteriously dis
appeared and her executers have offered
a reward of $500 for its discovery.
Bareness Burdett-Coutts has just re
ceived a gift of a drawing-room table from
some peer Londen workmen whose tools
she replaced after a disastrous fire in the
factory where they were employed. It is
a handsome piece of furniture, elaborately
inlaid, and the bareness made a little
speech of thanks te the workmen. She
was accompanied by Sir Francis and Lady
Burdett, Mrs. Henry Irving, and Mr. Ash
Jereme K. Beyeb, ppe of the eldest
jearnalitts iathe state, died in' HarrLbtag
yesterday, aged seventy. , He wasberafci
Harrisburgia 1814, and ' was during his
life editor of the Pettsville Emporium in
1842, of the Carlisle Amarican and Volun
teer, which lattes paper he founded with
Jehn B. Bratten, and of the Harrisburg
Reporter. In 1867 he was an employee of
the Philadelphia custom house, and in
1870 entered the employ of the Harrisburg
car cempay, where he remained until ill
health obliged him te resign about a year
In 1872 Tem Murphy wen 10,000 from
Geerge Wilkes en Greeley. Wilkes, in
a letter te the New Yerk Sun, makes the
following offer : "I will bet my old friend
Themas Murphy, or any ether man, $10,
000 that General Hancock will be elected
next president of the United States. He
(Themas Murphy) or any one reading this
offer may close with it iustantcr by depes
iting $10,000 with Drexel, Morgan & Ce.,
of Wall and Bread .streets. That distin
guished house, if I am net giving it tee
much trouble, will accept the signature at
the bottom of this letter te the editor of
the Sun as my guarantee that they will be
at liberty te pay the above-named amount
te any depositor of like sum in favor of
the converse of my preposition."
PROTECTION VS. FKEE IRADK.
Editor ticist en the Ouehtlen What He
inieKS jev ami hiiuc lie ubcu
Editor ("cist's New Era, August 'J, 1SS0.
Te no ether class in the community docs
the question of a protective tariil' appeal se
strongly as te the workuigmen. Its bear
ings upon them are mere direct aud
immediate than upon any ether people.
It is of the greatest importance, therefore.
that they thoroughly understand the atti
tude of the two parties towards this
most important subject. 1 he Democratic
party has for half a century been the
outspoken advocate el free trade. 1 heir
attempts te introduce foreign products
at nominal duties te compete with our
own manufactures are matters of record.
The past twelve months have wit
nessed a renewal of their efforts in
Congress te attain this end. On the ether
hand, the Republican party lias from the
lirst been the consistent as well as the per
sistent advocate of protection, even as its
honored predecessor, the old Wlim party,
from which it drew se much of its member
ship, was before it. At all times and
under all circumstances iu has steed firmly
by the side et the werkinir classes in their
efforts te stem the tide of cheap goods and
cheap labor that bail threatened their
prosperity. This is perfectly well under
steed abroad. w v These arc
spmc of the results of twenty years of pre
tectien under Kcpubhcan rule. Docs any
sane man leek for such a result under
twenty years of Democratic free trade?
Ihis is the issue that confronts the labor
ing men te-day. Hew will they decide
I'rotcctien Dec Net Protect.
Editor Uei-st's Express, Dee. 'J7. 1S70.
The above figures manifest in the dear
light of facts what we have heretofore en
deavored te demonstrate from the nature
of the case that a general system of high
duties docs net and cannot ensure te
American productions aud manufactures
the possession even of our home market,
while it effectually shuts us out from com
petition with foreigners in the common
markets of the world. -' 5 Recollect
that it is the consumer who pays the tax
or tariff and that no scheme can be devised
that will enable us te threw the chief
burden of it upon the foreigners.
Avoids Mentioning the Rations.
Editor Geist's Express, Jim. 7, 1S71.
In the "remark" that these nations
have been most prosperous that have most
thoroughly protected labor meaning
theso which have the highest tariffs the
message of Gov. Geary carefully avoids
naming the nations te which he refers,
wherein he shows himself mere prudent
than Senater Cameren, who, as the best
example aud evidence of the benefits of a
high tariff and the deleterious effects of a
low one, instanced strong and prosperous
Germany en the one hand and weak and
decaying France en the ether, whereas the
truth is, as we have shown by the official
figures, and as no one has dared te deny,
that prosperous Germany has long had a
tariff net exceeding 10 per cent., while
weak and decaying France has a tariff
averaging nearly or quite 20 per cent, aud
until a very few years age net less than
double the latter rate. -' Among
theso who totally disbelieve that tariffs for
the purpese of protection are a benefit te
any country are many men universally
recognized as among the clearest thinkers,
the most eminent philosophers and the
purest philanthropists of England, France,
Germany and this country.
The Salt Monopoly.
Editor Heist's Kxprcs, Jan. hi, IS71.
These salt manufacturers, however,
arc rich and influential, and by forming a
ring iu combination with these who de
mand a high tariff en ether manufactures
they have been enabled thus te obtain a
rate of duty as advantageous te them
selves as it is oppressive te the whole
Protective Nations Importing Iren.
Editor Gelst's Express, Jan. 21, 1S71.
Thus the United States and Russia,
the two countries where the highest pro
tective tariffs are in force, import from Great
Britain nearly three-fourths of all the iron
that is exported beyond the British do
minions ; while countries like Prussia and
France, where the duties arc very low in
comparison, import scarcely any British iron
at all. The figures thus given furnish the
strongest corroboration of the opinion that
our high tariff system cannot and does
net give us the command of our own
market, and that it effectually prevents us
from competing successfully with England
in the common markets of the world.
Speaker Randall, ex-Mayer Fex and
ethers addressed a large Democratic mass
meeting last evening at Eleventh and
Fitzwatcr streets, Philadelphia.
H. II. Bertcl, a Pennsylvania railroad
telegraph liue repairman, while unloading
a Hancock and English pole at Milllin en
September 1st, was se seriously injured
that he died last evening. He just lived
forty-eight hours te the miuute after the
accident. Mr. Jeseph Brendlc, a carpen
ter, was seriously injured by falling from
the reef of a building forty feet te the
Shortly after one o'clock this morning a
destructive fire broke out iu Marshall
Brethers' rolling mill, at -Beach and Marl
borough streets, Philadelphia. It origi
nated from the overflowing of a coal oil
lamp in the office at the southeast corner
of the structure, and the entire building
was destroyed. The less is estimated by
the firm at $50,)00, 'which is fully covered
AT TUEIlt HOPES' END.
Three Negro Murderers Hanged.
Vilhere Powell, aged .nineteen, aud
Achillc Themas, aged twenty-three, both
colored, were hanged en Friday in front of
the court house of St. James parish, La.,
in the presence of 3,000 spectators, for the
murder of Eugcne Gaudctt, a storekeeper
at Langvicw, en the 20th of May last. Beth
confessed their guilt.
Stephen Richardson, colored, was hauged
at Wilmington, N. C, Friday, for the
murder of his mother-in-law, Luby Phin
ney, July 18 The death was almost in
stantaneous. The physicians pronounced
him dead at the end te twelve minutes,
iU- TEKKIJBUS MAJUNE DISASTZB.
Lesa ?f tbeJttMMMblp Vera Crax.
" On Thursday last Postmaster James of
New' Yerk, -received the following .com
munication from Washingten:
Postoffice Department, Office For
eign Mails, Washington, D. C, Sept. 1,
1880. Sir: The postmaster of St. Augus
tine, Fla,, having telegraphed te the post
master general te-day as follews: "A let of
foreign mail was washed ashore and deliv
ered te me; shall I loose package and dry
the letters ? What disposition shall I make
of same? Letters France via New Yerk for
Havana," that officer has been instructed
by wire: "After drying letters washed
ashore, make up as nearly as possible te
condition received and forward te postmas
ter at New Yerk. I am, very respectfully
your obedient servant,
Superintendent Foreign Mails.
Postmaster New Yerk, N. Y.
A special dispatch from St. Augustine,
Flerida, te the New Yerk Herald of to
day, says :
On Saturday afternoon the steamer en
countered a strong gale, which seen in
creased in fury. It was then about two
bells (five p. m.). Then the steamer was
running en her course, being in about 80
dcg. west longitude, and 30 deg. 40 min.
north latitude. The sea ran very high
and the City of Vera Cruz labored heavily
but sturdily for some hours.
Every effort was made te keep her be
fore the wind, but it was found necessary
at one o'clock en Sunday morning te threw
out a drag te keep her head about. This
secured the desired result for the time be
ing, but the gale had new grown te a hur
ricane and immense waves began breaking
ever the deemed steamer.
Each succeeding wave tere away pieces
of the upper works until her deck was
finally swept clear, even the rigging being
tern aud shattered. The drag ceased te
fulfill its functions, and as the seas rese
ever her bows and deluged her decks they
seen reached the furnaces and extinguish
ed the fires, the hatches having been tern
from their fastenings by the billows.
The fires being out seen put a step te
the engines, and the City of Vera Cruz lay
at the mercy of the waves and storm. Net
even the donkey pump could be worked te
relieve the vessel of the water she was rap
idly making in her held. In this extremity
Captain Van Sice ordered his men te threw
overboard the deck lead, a task that had
been begun about midnight. But the sea
was tee heavy te permit the crew carrying
out their captain's orders, for while thus
engaged several of the men were earned
off their feet by incoming seas and many
of thorn washed overboard.
Captain Van Sice and his officers acted
courageously in the performance of their
several duties, but were one by ene wash
ed overboard from their stations as the
steamer labored in the trough of the sea.
The captain perished fully an hour before
the vessel finally succumbed, and nearly
all the bauds were lest.
The few remaining alive en beard new
saw that there was no hope, se they took
te the life preservers, the lifeboats having
already disappeared; in fact, every beat
and life raft was stove in when the top
hamper went by the beard. The sailors
and the passengers then seized fragments
of spars, stateroom doers, or any ether
movable article that would lleat, and
awaited the end all knew te be at hand.
The surviving sailors state that the ves
sel was about thirty miles off shore at this
time the hurricane being ene of terrible
fury. By the time the shipwrecked men
and women had equipped themselvc s with
their impromptu buoys the final ca tastro tastre
phe occurred, it being then, as already
stated, about half-past five, a. m. With
one awful and tremendous lurch the
steamer suddenly sank into the ocean, the
swirl carrying down many of the living.
Of the seventy souls en beard before the
storm began only thirteen have reached
the land alive.
These thirteen were all men, three of
them passengers, eight deck hands, one
engineer and ene eiler. They were all in
the water, buffeted by the tempestuous
sea for from twenty-four te tweuty-six
hours, and there is no doubt that but for
this ordeal many mere would have been
saved, for there can be but little doubt
that several perished after the foundering
of the steamer through exhaustion.
Such is the brief story of the wreck,
which, though brief, clearly tells the talc.
As yet I have been able te obtain the
names of hut two of the survivors. They arc
both sailors and their names arc Masen
Talbot and James Kelly; the first a
native of England, the ether born in New
One of the passengers saved was a young
man ; but, strange enough, he states that
he docs net wish his name sent forpublica ferpublica
1 ion, but I learn that he was the compan
ion of General T. A. Terbert.
Dedics of the Lest Found.
Bodies of the victims came en shore
thirty miles south of St. Augustine. Among
them was that of General Terbert, and his
body was placed iu a cask and buried en
Wednesday in the grounds of Mr. J. II.
Betcfuhr, near Dayton, a settlement oppo
site Mesquite Iulct. The bodies of two
of the steerage passengers have also been
feuud at least that is their classification
by the survivors. The bodies of three
females were recovered from the waves
along shore, and four ether men, probably
sailors. These, like the ethers, have been
LATEST MEWS BY MAIL.
H. P. Bland has been reneminated for
Congress by the Democrats of the Fifth
A colored waiter at the cottage of R.
Martin, at Moumueth Beach, N. J., was
drowned while bathing at that place yes
terday. Frank Hiscock was reneminated for
Congress by the Republicans of the
Twenty-fifth district of New Yerk yester
It is reported that Leuis Terrasurc, of
Chihuahua, Mexico, has offered $2,000 for
the scalp of Victeria, and $250 for the scalp
of any of his warriors.
There are fifty cases of smallpox report
ed in Trey, N. Y. Twe deaths have al
ready occurred and another patient is dy
ing. Much uneasiness is felt.
The first bales of new Virginia and
North Carolina cotton were received at
Petersburg, Va., yesterday. They were
classed middling, and sold at 11 cents
The National beard of health is advised
that during the month of July there were
13G deaths from yellow fever in Santiage
de Cuba. The'fcvcr was epidemic there en
A mass of rock fell in the New Yerk
lime and cement company's quarry at Ron Ren Ron
deut, N. Y., yesterday morning injuring
four men one, named Patrick Mulhall,
Hen. James Jacksen, associate justice of
the supreme court of Georgia, was yester
day appointed chief justice by Governer
Colquitt te fill the vacancy caused by
Judge Warner's resignation.
The Cincinnati chamber of cemmerce
yesterday adopted resolutions recommend
ing Captain Hewgate as the successor te
Chief Signal Officer Myer, and favoring
the continuance of the signal scrvice under
direction of the war department.
Three clerks selling tickets in the office
of 'the Louisiana state lottery, in New
Yerk, were arrested yesterday by the po
lice. After the arrests ether clerks resum
ed the sale of tickets, paying no atten
tien te warnings given by the police.
The body of a youth found in the North
river, near West Twenty-third street, New
Yerk, has been identified as -bat of W, I,
Spauldiag, seveateeyears old, a sailor en
beard of the United, States, training ship
Minnesota, who, war drowned August 29,
while trying te escape from the vessel.
At a meeting of the Tammany and Ir
ving hall committees en organization last
night the action of the conference commit
tee dividing the Assembly district nomi
nations between the two factions was rati
fied and a conference committee en the
county, judicial and municipal officers was
The fire at Hart's Falls, New Yerk, Fri
day, was the most extensive and destruc
tive that ever occurred in the village. The
Schaghticoke home, Baker's block (in
cluding Baker's opera house), and ten
ether buildings were burned. Less es
timated at $150,000 ; insurance about $75,
000. Fanny Smith, a women of bad repute'
died at Buffalo, N. Y., from the effects
of a blew upon the head by some blunt in
strument. Jehn II Smith, of Syracuse,
aud Themas Chase, of Providence, R. I.,
were arrested, they being found in the
woman's house. She accused them of
Harry Kcmestcr's gun exploded at Spring
Lakc,N. J., driving the plug at the bottom
of the stock into his head at the top of the
nose. The wounded man walked half a
mile te the hotel, suffering terribly. He
was taken with sneezing fits and at each
sneeze brain matter oozed out. He was
alive when placed en the train te be taken
te New Yerk but there is no possible
chance of his recovery.
Kegatta at Ucncia, N. V.
At Geneva, New Yerk, yesterday, the
wind having abated about neon, the referee
decided te start the postponed races. The
four-eared event was first started and was
contested by Albany and Hobart college
crews and was wen easily by the former in
The amateurs single scull race was then
called. Murray. Goodsell, Grouse, Scy
bast, Geczcl, Helmes aud Dorchester
started. Helmes took the lead, but was
passed by Geczcl after rounding the turn
ing buoy. Soen after Murray challenged
and passed both, going ahead. Geezcl
second, Helmes third. Time, 14:1G,
14:48;, 14:03, respectively.
The double scull race brought out Helmes
and Woodbury, of Pawtuckct ; the Blona Blena
han brothers, of Albany, and Lawman
and Brown, of Union Springs. The Paw
tuckct crew wen by two lengths, Albany
second. Time, 14:30.
The professional race was thcu called.
Riley, Hesmcr, Ten Eyck, Wcisbergcr,
Lee and Fcbiuger started. The struggle
was a desperate one, especially between
Riley aud Hesmcr, the former winning,
with Hesmcr second, Wcisbergcr third and
Ten Eyck fourth. Time, 21:25. Courtney
and Dcmpscy were entered iu this race,
but failed te put in appcaraucc.
OITK REUVLAK COltltESPON DKNCE.
Anether Collision or Freight Trains Elec
tion of O Ulcers Doreugu Personals.
First Empire freight west was dropped
into the cast yard en Ne. 1 siding at this
place at about two o'clock this morning.
Second Empire freight was allowed te run
in en Ne. 2 siding. Following train Ne.
2 en Ne. 2 siding came train Ne. 3, run
ning at a right geed rate of speed. Before
the train could be stepped it crashed into
the rear end of train Ne. 2 with force suf
ficient te drive it forward. About this
time the first train started forward en Ne.
1 siding and the two trains approached
each ether en converging lines. A minute
mere and the front car of train Ne. 2 ran
sideways into the twelfth car of train Ne.
1. Several cars were knocked from the
track and mere or less injured, the doers
being tern fiem a couple of them and the
sides forced in. The moving of freight
was delayed for some time, but the track
was finally cleared without detention te
passenger trains. There was no person
hurt. In last Tuesday's letter appeared a
report of a wreck at the same place under
precisely the same circumstances.
"The Keystone Democratic club, of
Columbia, Pa.," met last evening in the
club room en North Third street and
transacted what business was brought up.
The club room will be open every day and
evening between this date and the day of
election, and in it may be found newspa
pers of the latest dates, periodicals and
campaign documents. All persons, ei
whatever political affiliations arc invited
te call around.
Mr. Frank Allisen drove here from
Yerk, Pa., last evening in a spring wagon
leaded with furniture, having for company
a boy about fourteen years of age by the
name of Elliett. On coming up Poplar
street the tail beard of the wagon Hew
open and Elliett, who was sitting en a
chair in the hack part of the wagon, fell
te the ground, breaking his right arm.
Dr. Craig set the broken bone and Elliett
was sent te his home at Yerk en the eight
o'clock evening train.
A social gathering took place at the res
idence of Mr. Jehd Fcudrick, corner Third
aud Chestnut streets, last evening. There
were about a dozen couples present and
the evening was pleasantly spent.
The Third ward Democrats will raise a
pole at J. B. Schlcgclmilch's hotel, corner
of Third and Perry streets, some evening
next week. The event will be duly chron
icled. The employees at the Susquehanna roll
ins: mill will be paid for two weeks work
Misses Mary aud Ellic Ackcrman ar
rived home en the eight o'clock train last
evening after an extended visit te Phila
delphia. They were very agreeably sur
prised te find a new piano awaiting them.
Rev. Charles Wiuhiglcr, pastor of the
Church of Ged of this place, returned te
Columbia yesterday afternoon, after an ab ab
sence of several weeks, during which time
he visited a number of camp meetings.
The Misses Sinuicksen, of Salem, N. J.,
who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. K. Smith, for a couple of weeks past,
will return te their home te-day.
Mr. Will Reese and his sister, Miss
Clementine, who have been visiting Miss
Annie and Mr. Jeseph Fendrich for the
past week, left here te-day, the former for
his home in Pittsburgh, and the latter te
Jehn Barr, of Philadelphia, Pa., is vis
iting in town te-day.
At a meeting of the Columbia fire com
pany held last evening in the engine house
parlors the following officers were elected:
President Charles P. Shrcincr.
Viee President Jehn Tyson.
Secretary Henry Hippcy.
Assistant Secretary Evan G. Hamakcr.
Treasurer J. W. Yocum.
Trustees William Crissingcr, Jehn Ty
son, Jehn C. Clark.
Chief Director Eugene Conley.
Assistant Dircctera Jehn Bewcn, Sam
uel Nell, Harry S. Keen, Christ. Wcimcr,
Chief Engineer R. E. Enny.
Assistant Engineers William Ann Ann
steng, William Crissingcr, C. Leckard,
Geerge McMaun, A. J. Kcims.
Firemen Geerge Wolfe, Henry Wolfe,
Jeseph Sample, Geerge Rcissingcr, Paul
Janitor William Crissingcr.
The mercury at Black's hotel at 12:10
points te 88 degrees. When will it step ?
Te-morrow will he the last of "deg
days." The small boy will make a nete
The school term begins en Monday.
The pavement in front of the depot will
be raised. The curb has already bees
raised that is P. R. R,
That game of baseball between the Lan
caster and HarrisbHrg crabs is a mystery
te Columbians. They de net knew whether
it is te be played here or net.
A certain Locust street merchant closed
his store te go fishing yesterday. Is there
anything te beat that throughout the
The "Vigie" boys will dance in their
engine house parlor this evening.
Tomatoes are selling at forty cents per
A UALA DAT.
Ununore Celebrates Gelden Weddlnir.
Thursday, the 2d, was a gala day in
Drumore township and the people of
"the lower end" will net seen, forget its
happy celebration. The occasion that
called out the old, middle-aged, and young
of the section and from a distance was no
less than the celebration of the fiftieth
marriage anniversary or "golden wedding"
of James and Margaret Leng, two of the
eldest, best-known and most honored resi
dents of the township. The whele affair
was a complete surprise te the bride and
"room of fifty years, a fact that went far
towards making the festival4plcasurablc te
everybody concerned. Grandfather Leng,
indeed, was under the impression that the
half-century wedding cycle was net te oc
cur for a year longer, aud three hundred
and sixty-five days behind the time as he
was, went innocently, cheerily and quietly
te work in his tobacco patch in the gray
dawn of Thursday. As unconscious was
his geed wife that the day was se memor
able in their married life, and she, tee,
went about her wonted duties in the house.
But children, relatives and friends, had
been wide-awake ; they had arranged fully
for a surprise and a weddiug, and tbey
carried out their secret plans se carefully
aud completely, that even they were sur
prised at the success that was measured
out for them. Early in the day upwards
of seventy carriages, containing about two
hundred people, met Mr. Samuel M. Leng,
a son of the aged couple, and at 10 o'clock
the long precession set out for the old
Leng homestead. Surprised thoroughly
were the long-married man and wife, but
they took in the situation and were recon
ciled, and welcomes and congratulations
became the first busy order of the day.
Appropriate wreaths and mottoes, the
handiwork of thoughtful friends, seen or
namented the walls of the old house inside
and out, until it appeared as gay aud trim
and natural for the occasion as if long
preparation for the event had been made
en the spot. The visitors came bounti
fully supplied with edibles, and it was net
long until an immense table was made
and spread en the shady lawn. The
beards fairly creaked with their lead of
dainties and substantial feeds, and the
feast was such as the eye and stomach
rarely meet.. All things ready here, a
precession was formed at the house and
moved in order te the dinner. The prin
cipals of the wedding, with their children,
grandchildren and immediate family con
nectiens, occupied a table at the head of
the line, aud the general company a mere
extended ene running directly away from
it. A profusion of flowers graced the
scene, prominent among which was a
handsome harp-shaped emblem bearing the
two dates 1830 and 1880, the gift of Mrs.
Galbrcath,wife of Rev. Jehn 31. Galbrcath,
of Chestnut Level. Full justice being
dene by all te the open-air banquet, the
company settled themselves in readiness
for the pregramme that was te fellow.
This consisted of an opening address by
Rev. Mr. Galbrcath, the address of the day
by J. P. Boyd, esq., of Philadelphia, pre
sentatiens by Mr. Galbrcath, addresses by
Rev. Mr. Michael, of Little Britain con
gregation, and Mr. Themas Cellins; a
poem written by Mr. Will McSparrau and
read by Mr. Galbrcath, aud a hymn sung
by the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs.
Leng, the whole being enlivened from time
te time by excellent music from the Mc
chanicsburg string band. Mr. Boyd's ad
dress came from ene who knew well the
honored old folks ; it was thoroughly in
keeping with the day and place, andwe
are only sorry that the crowded columns
of a Saturday issue forbid us te give it te
our readers in full. At the close of his
speech Mr. Boyd presented te Air. and 3Irs.
Long.en behalf of their children,a memorial
tablet. This was framed in elegant style,
and consisted of the printing in geld of
the dates of the first and fiftieth weddings,
the names of the bridal pair enclosed in
two central golden links, which in turn
were connected with forty-eight ether
links as a border, the names of the four
children appearing in the four corners.
The grandchildren,through Mr. Galbraith,
presented two handsome easy chairs, and
a number of ether presents followed as the
offerings of friends. The big laugh of the
day was held ever a mammoth fishing
hook, presented te Mr. Leng by some
friend who had in mind the old gentleman's
favorite sport. 3Ir. Themas Cellins, of
Celcrain township, cighty-thrce years old,
and a witness of the wedding of fifty years
age, responded in a speech after the present-making
en behalf of the recipients.
Mr. Cellins's speech was llucnt and given
with a firm veice. He thanked the donors
for their kindness, and speke feelingly of
the lives and inllucncc of Grandfather
Leng and his wife. The poem of 3Ir. 31c
Sparran was a neat tribute of ene of the
young members of the large family of rela
tives. Letters were read from a number
of distant friends who could net be
One of the noticeable features of the
celebration was the presence of four per
sons that witnessed the original marriage
scrvice fifty years age; namely, Sanders
McCulIeugii, of Oxford, Chester county ;
Mrs. Amelia 3IcSparran, a sister of 3Irs.
Leng ; Themas Cellins and BIrs Mitchell.
The last named, Mrs. Mitchell, came from
Yerk county te lend her presence te the
party and enjoy the day. 3Ir. James Mar
tin, of Union county, Ohie, also came ever
four hundred miles te help honor the occa
sion. There is ene fact in the family history of
Mr. and Sirs. Leng, and consequently ene
feature of their golden wedding, which
made the occasion nearly altogether excep
tional. If it be true that net mere than
one ceuple out of fifty thousand are per
mitted solemnize the fiftieth anniversary
of their marriage, it is equally true that
net mero than one in fifty times fifty thou
sand arc permitted, in the midst of the
solemnization, te be surrounded by every
child born of their marriage. Time has
net only told off lightly te the parents
their fifty years of married life, but it has
avenged nothing by taking even a child
from the family. One might walk the
earth many days without finding a like
case of family entirety. With the excep
tion of about two years Mr. and Sirs.
Leng have continued te live in their pres
ent home. There have been four births,
four te reach maturity, four te marry, four
te join in the fiftieth anniversary of the
marriage of their parents: among the
grandchildren there has net been a death,
and all of these were present- Surely it
was an exceptional occasion ; ene worthy
of its mere than ordinary commemoration.
James Lene was born April 15th, 1803,
and is iu his seventy-eighth year. Mar
caret Lener was born February 17th, 1812,
and is in her sixty-ninth year. They arc I
both in the enjoyment or excellent iicaitu,
and many years of life are yet premised
Fer the success of the anniversary much
credit is due BIr. James Maxwell, Bliss
Lizzie BIcSparran and the immediate fam
ily of children. That it was a success
from beginning te end is in the mouth of
every ene that was there. Towards the
clese of the day a register was made of
the people that were present te stand as a
memorial of the day ; and in the evening,
after the hours had passed without a mar
te their pleasure, the company dispersed
te their homes. Ami the event of this
golden wedding will be truly a golden
memory w an.
An anonymous scribbler, ever the signa
ture of " Bystander," treated the readers
ofthe-ErtTMinir last night te a tissue of
lies, retlcctinix upon BIr. James A. McEl McEl
hene, who is termed a "bulldozer," a
"rowdy," and a man "who is becoming
somewhat notorious by his boisterous and
disgraceful conduct." New, all who
knew James A. McElhene, the gentle
manly and efficient book-keeper of Stein
man & GV.'s extensive hardware estab
lishment (and he is known by almost
every man in the city and county) knows
that "A Bystander wilfully lies when he
applies any of the above epithets te him.
As a voter of the Fourth ward
he has a right te examine the registry of
voters and as a member of the Democratic
cemmittee appointed for the purpose, it
was his duty te see that the names of
Democratic voters emitted from the regis
ter, whether inadvertently or net, were
placed upon it. In fulfilment of his duty
he called upon the assessor of the Fourth
ward, and asked him te place upon the
register names that had been emitted
therefrem ; aud that he asked nothing but
what is right is evidenced by the fact that
the Republican assessor after examining
the law placed the emitted names upon the
register. Seme of the men whose names
had been emitted from the register have
been voting in the want for twenty years
or mere, and at least ene of the ethers was
a property holder. BIr. McEIhone asked
for nothing but what! was right, and he
get what he asked for. The assessor
claimed the right te refuse te assess all
Democratic voters in the ward who may
be temporarily abscut,aud yet he has en his
lists the names of Republicans, some of
whom have been absent from the state for
years, and ethers are deadl
Itetnrned from Europe.
Philiu Blessing and Philip Wall, who
have been for a few months past iu Europe
returned te Lancaster last evening in the
9 o'clock train. They were met at the
depot by many friends and escorted te the
residence of AdaniOblcndcr, Church street
where a warm welcome and a big sup
per awaited them. After supper there
was music and dancing until 11 o'clock,
when BIr. Wall was escorted te his own
home en West King street, where another
reception and abundant, refreshments
awaited the- party. Beth the tourists are
Ioekinjr well, though much browned by the
sun. They report cold weather and peer
crops throughout the portions of Europe
visited by them.
J. W. B. Bausmau, esq., and wife, who
after making a European tour of some
months, returned in the steamer City of
Chester, landing at New Yerk en Thurs
day night, reached their home in this city
last evening and received the greetings of
Tlie I'anner Did Net Come.
The much talked of banner that the
Yeuug Men's Republican club were going
te swing across East King street te-night
has net arrived. The reason is said te be
that the banner has net been paid for and
the manufacturer refuses te forward it
until he is sure of his money. Whatever
the cause is, one thing is certain, the
banner is net here and the fireworks
have been put away for future use.
The yetinu men leek sick, and all
blame each ether for the failure of
the banner te come. It is a great pity
that the banner raising has had te be
postponed and if the cause is in want of
funds the manufacturer might have been
kind enough at least te send the banner
Tlii Morning's Court.
Court met at 10 o'clock this morning for
the hearing of current business.
Judge Livingston delivered an opinion
in regard te the motion te dissolve the in
junction against Levi Scnscnig, te prevent
him from tearing down the wall between
his property and that of Dr. Parry. The
injunction was .sustained and the wall will
Blary Jane McFaddcn, of Columbia, was
granted a di voice from her husband, Jehn
BIcFaddcn, en the ground of desertion.
The application of Frank Braa, for a
restaurant license in Strasburg borough,
was argued, and the court reserved their
Blasutaka Yamanaka, a Japanese stud
ent at Franklin and Marshal, college, was
naturalized this morning.
Yesterday afternoon while at work in
Lcdcrmau's tobacco warehouse, West
Lemen street, Obadiah Wcidmaii was
severely injured by being cut in the breast
by a heavy bar of iron that was accident
ally hurled against him. It appears that
he was using the bar as a lever for the
purpose f taking the cover from a box of
tobacco, when ajtellew workmen, who was
moving another box, weighing four hun
dred pounds or mere, upset it against the
bar which was thus thrown violently
against BIr. Weidman's breast, producing
the injury above stated, which is se severe
that he will be disabled for some time.
Jacob Drerbach, an aged man residing
at Ne. S3 North Water street, died rather
suddculy last night. He was an invalid
for along time, having been a lllictcd with
paralysis which disabled him fur years
past. The coroner did net deem an inquest
About neon te-day Julia Patterson, col
ored, of Middle street, and another colored
woman became involved, iu a quarrel, and
Julia was hit above the eye with a beer
glass which inflicted an uyly cut. I)r War
ren dressed the wound.
Alderman Spurrier, Prof. Win. B. Hall,
S. Clay .Miller and David Reese were
plover sheeting yesterday aud returned
with thirty-seven fine fat birds, the finest
string brought te town this season. They
were shot near Blanhcim.
On the Track.
Last night the locomotive of a freight
train jumped the track some distance
above the Relay house, and it was sev
eral hours before it could Imj get en again.
The accident caused sonic delay in the
movement of freight.
i,il .Tumi's DufTv has purchased 2
fiernc itC ifttul nn Shirnmail's Island. ODDOS-
ile Falmouth, and is fitting it up as a
first class tobacco farm. It is connected
with the main land by a wire ferry.
ir it ftml Mrv Fasnacht have entered
a suit for slander, in tnc proineuoiarys
office against Clara Waun. All parties te
the suit reside in the northern part or the
The City Sued.
Smith, Kitch & Shaub, eontracters,havo
entered suit against the city of Lancaster
te recover $2,300 for work done ever a year
Conservatory of Music.
Prof. Zellcr, having returned from his sum
mer vacation, hus reopened ids conservatory
of music, Xe. 104 Kast King street, ler the fall
and winter term. The luist suecess of the con
servatory under Pref.Zeller's efficient manage
ment and method of teaching gives assurance
that during the coming season he will he pa
tronized by an appreciative public. His adver
tisement, stating termsctc, will be found In
our advertising department.