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LANCASTER DAILY IIS TEL IJGENCKR. WEDNESDAY; SEPTEMBER 15,1880.
WEDNESDAY EVEN'G. SEPT. 15, 1880.
Hew Hr. Maine Surrenders Maine.
Four days before the election, Blaine
declares te Garfield that he had seventy
six thousand voters carefully counted
and set aside for the Republican ticket,
but when the election day came three or
four thousand of them, alas! had skipped
away and joined the Democratic forces ;
and the six thousand majority which Mr.
Blaine counted en se surely turned up
altogether missing. Mr. Blaine has a
right te feel disgusted at being se badly
treated. He has se long been used te
consider the Republican voters of Maine
as se many cattle owned by him, and te
leek upon them with the C3'es of the
Texas herder who expects his beasts te
submit once a year te be driven into a
canal te be branded and counted. and
sold, that it is no mere than natural that
Mr. Blaine should feel that he has been
ill-t realed by the voters who escaped from
the Republican pen after they had lxsen
duly counted and labeled.
Mr. Blaine, perhaps, docs net see that
he is paying a very peer compliment te
his followers in charging that they were
bought in the four days before the elec
tion by money sent into the state for the
purpose by the Democratic national
committee. He is se accustomed te
think of them as cattle that it docs net
occur te him that he asperses them by
imputing te them any degree of beastli
ness. Manifestly, en his showing the
Republican victory in Maine, if it had
come out as he expected it te come,
would have been .secured with the aid of
three or four thousand men whose votes
were for sale. If Mr. Blaine had get
them, he seems therefore te admit he
would have get them by purchase. The
Democrats, according te his understand
ing, outbid him.
Whether Mr. Blaine means te say that
he had made the first purchase of these
men, or that he had them four days be
fore the election, because nobody had
then appeared te buy them, does net
much matter. The point of his admis
sion is that Maine has been held as a Re
publican stale by the vote of men whose
ballets were in the market. "We de net
see hew, admitting this te be the case,
Mr. Blaine helps his parly by charging
it. Jt prove.-? that the stale is net Re
publican; which is all tiie significance
that anyone ascribes te the election of
1'iaisted. Mr. Kiaine admits the whole
issue: and at the same time fouls his
own nest : which it is said only a very
dirty bird will de; and Mr. Blaine has net
a snowy whiteness of reputation anyway.
His charge, of corruption upon the Dem
ocrats isa clear case of Satan reproving
Maine in 1810.
The Xar Era, like many ether Re
publican papers, would like te make its
readers believe new that Maine has little
influence in directing the results of the
elherslales which fellow it, and intimates
in an editorial head line that it " never,
hardly ever" justifies its motto Hiritjn,
" I direct." That this is true in years in
which Maine votes as it had uniformly
voted for years before may be conceded,
but it is net true that in years in which
Maine showed great political revolution,
its verdict failed te affect the result in
states following it. The Era's citations
of historical precedents te sustain it,
are most unfortunate. With reference te
the memorable campaign of IS 10, the Xi w
Era says :
In the ever memorable campaign of 1S-10,
remarkable for the big mass meetings and
enthusiasm of both parties, the content
opened inauspichmsly for the Whigs in a
" surprise" from Maine. There being no
telegraphs or fast mails in these days, it
took some time te learn the result of an
election in a distant state. The Whigs had
l-caseu te believe, from assurances received
from well informed sources, that a politi
cal revolution was going en in the Pine
Tree state, and they had planned a big
mass mectiugat Ilarrisburg te be in pro pre
cession about the time the Maine news
was expected. The Democrats, by a little
extra enterprise, get ahead of their oppen
ents, and as tne great wing precession
passed the Democratic headquarters, the
enthusiastic " leg cabin and hard eider"
crowd were .somewhat taken aback by a
banner being thing out bearing this strange
device "Have you heard the news from
Maine ? 20,00!) Democratic majority !"
The disconcerted Whigs thought for the
lime being that their coons were killed,
their cabins demolished, and their cider
turned into very sour vinegar ; but the
second sober thought brought with it re
newed determination te perfect their or
ganization and wage the battle with fresh
vigor. The result was an overwhelming
victory in the triumphant election of
"Harrison and Tyler and Referm'' or
" Tip, Ty and Tem," as the campaign
song wi iters nut it.
The next grand surprise te which Maine
trcted the politicians was in 1S."", having
up te that time been considered one of the
most reliable of Democratic states.
Notwithstanding that, the motto of
Maine is (l)iriye) "I direct," she hasfailed
te direct the. tide of public sentiment in ttce of
the most important epochs of the times, and
there is no reason why she should de se
new. - - The contests
of 18-10 and 1&5G were less complicated
with local issues than the one just closed.
The victories in both instances were over
New if this citation means anything it
means that at tiie .September election in
1S40 the Democrats carried Maine, and,
notwithstanding that, tiie Whigs rallied
and elected their candidate for president.
Although he does net say se in that
many words the editor of the Xcw Era
leaves his ignorant reader under the im
pression that the Democrats carried the
state by a large majority. The "contest
opened iuauspicieusly for the Whigs ;"'
there was a ' surprise " from Maine ;
but " she failed te direct the tide of pub
Surely the editor of the New Era
knows that the "surprise" te which
Maine treated the country in 1840 was
the election of a Whig governor in Sep
tcmlier, and it was that event which di
rected the drift of subsequent events in
behalf of the Whig party. The Demo
crats may have " soured " some of the
Republican cider by " claims " of 20,000,
but their claim was net borne out by the
returns. Maine "went hell bent for
Governer Kent," who was the Whig
candidate, and it was this "surprise"
from a hitherto Democratic state that
created a panic in the. Democratic ranks
and swept the country for Harrison.
Dees the Era net knew this or is it try
ing te make its readers believe a lie?
It is true that Maine was carried for
the Republicans in 1856, notwithstanding
previous Democratic successes there, and
that in spite of it the Democrats carried
the country in November, but that vic
tory in Maine was achieved by a union
of the former Whigs and Free-Seilers,
who had before been divided.
The tone of the early bulletins from
Maine en Monday justified the word of
advice dropped by the Ixtelugexceu,
in which sensible people were cautioned
te allow some margin upon the first
news. The associated press dispatches,
as published in the daily papers en the
evening of the election were anything
but encouraging te the Democrats, and
the predictions that the advices sent out
by Boutelle, defeated Republican candi
date for Congress in the Fourth district,
would bear a little scaling, were mere
than verified by later returns, which
sent that Republican majority away be
yond the vanishing point.
Ouu Republican exchanges are very
"solid" just new. They lack display
lines, coons, roosters, flags and ether il
lustrations. Even the canal beat and
the mules are missing. Our Democratic
exchanges en the ether hand rival Puck
and the Graphic in their picturesque il
lustrations. MINOR TOPICS.
Feuutkkx female missionaries of the
Presbyterian beard cf missions passed
through Cheycunc yesterday en their way
te the Mermen icttlcmcuts in Utah, Idaho
and Western Wyoming.
SeiTii of the Republican brokers en Wall
street yesterday tried te run stocks down,
se as te create the impression that the Re
publican defeat in Maine foreboded disas
ter te the business interests of the coun
try. The Democratic sharps watched their
chance, bought them all as low as possible,
and te morrow will sell them te Republi
can feels at an advance.
Tub New Yerk Eceniny PeU rays :
" General Garfield was right in his speech
in Congress when he said that any party
or party leader who resorted te it was des
tined te defeat. It is repulsive te the feel
ings and degrading te the character of the
nation. The results in Vermont, where it
has enabled the Rcpulicaus te de little
mere than held their own, and in Maine,
where it could net prevent a falling oil,
are proofs. The party, by its dress pa
rades, is set hack and net helped forward.
Indiana and Ohie are much less certain
for the right cause than they were twenty
four hours age."
Joux W. Bend, the eldest book mer
chant of Baltimore, died yesterday, in the
eighty-first year of his age. He was an
engineer in his early days and throughout
his life maintained the respect of all who
were brought into contact with him.
Chairman Jewell's residence in Hart,
ford was visited by burglars and robbed
of various articles the ether night. And
right after the news of the robbery came
the news from Maine, tee. Truly, "one
wee doth tread upon another's heel."
Senater McDonald has been obliged te
cancel his political engagements in Indi
ana this week, and is new in Washington
en business. Daniel Dougherty will make
eight speeches in Indiana. Jehn Kelly is
mentioned as among the Democratic ora
tors who will visit the stale about the first
of October, and at the big state rally in
Indianapolis en the 5th of that month,
fifteen Union generals Slecuni, McQuade,
Butler, Gary, Morgan, Cameren, Black,
Palmer, Ewing, Sigcl, McCIellan, Wal
ford, Mansen, Crittenden and Messmore
will make speeches.
General Busneni) R. Jehnsen, the well
known Confederate officer, died at his
residence at Brighten, Macoupin county,
111., last Saturday. General Jehnsen was
born in Ohie, tut September fi, 1817, and
while a lad worked en his father's farm.
He was sent te West Point in 1S40, and
graduating, entered the First Infantry as
first lieutenant en February 29, IS 14. He
served with his rejiinicnt in the Flerida
war, and subsequently took part in the
battles of the war with Mexico, and was
prominent in the rebel army.
The Times in bidding adieu te Maine as
a Republican state says : " The revolution
in Maine has created an antagonist for
for Blaine who is the most capable of all
the opposition leader. He is one of
Blaine's political pupils and equals his
master in pluck and sagacity. Governer-
elect Platsted is a trained politician of
the Blaine school ; has a blameless record as
a gallant soldier ; has been a Republican
Congressman, and he is new, by (he irre
sistible logic of events, the anti-Republican
leader of the state that has just been
wrested from a political domination that
was impregnable for a quarter of a cen
tury." ' VERMONT'S LEsSO."
Tlicn, Wtiat is ftiaitie'ri I.-s- cm'.'
Adapted from llie Examiner, Sept. 12.
The Republican victory in Maine is
pregnant with meaning. Republican
papers and orators may sneer ami say,
"We didn't expect te carry the state," and
wc believe them. It was net even among
the possibilities, and as far beyond their
reach as the summit of Mount Blanc is
from the reach of the mules at its base.
But they did expect te reduce the Fusion
majority and with this object in view the
Republican leaders worked with universal
energy. Bad they been successful, it
would have been heralded the country
ever as a Republican victory. They
would have exclaimed at once that the
soldiers of Maine were for Garfield,
whereas the result of Monday's election
proves that they vote as they shot and in
dorse the nomination of Hancock.
This splendid victory tells the country
that the sturdy, intelligent, law-abiding,
patriotic people of the Pine Tree state arc
net satisfied with the Republican adminis
tration of affairs. They want a change.
They arc net content with what they have
and virtually say : "Reform is necessary !"
Instead of a diminished vote, the vote is
increased, while the Republicans fail te
held their own, notwithstanding their
There is everything encouraging in this
magnificent triumph in Maine. It will
strengthen the hands and hearts of Demo
crats everywhere and especially in Ohie
and Indiana in October.
Maine a Part of the Solid Seuth.
Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, Ucp.
The sentiment of the North is again;
BLAINE GIVES IT UP!
CESSNA'S CANAL-BOAT WRECKED.
The news from Maine last night and this
morning give the Democrats no occasion
te change their claims te having carried
the state and elected two congressmen
with a third in doubt. All ever the conn cenn
try there were Democratic rejoicings, and
in New Yerk 100 guns were fired in cele
bration of the victory.
Reports from 200 towns gives Davis a
majority of 2,212. Towns te be heard
from gave last year a Fusion majority of
3,097, and with the natural increa.se of this
year they cannot fall below 1,009, may run
The latest returns from the counties
thus far show that the Legislature stands
as fellows : Senate Republicans, 18 ; Fu
sions, III. Heuse, Republicans, SO; Fu
ii Times has a despatch
from Plaisted saying
his majority will
Frye's (Rep.) majority for Congress in
the Second district is estimated at 1,800.
Murch's (Fusion) friends claim 1,500 ma
jority for Congress in the Fifth district,
which may be reduced te 1,200 or 1,000.
Senater Blaine sent the following te
General Garfield :
The net result of yesterday's election,
as nearly as can bu stated at this hour (2
p. m., Tuesday), is about as fellows : Tiie
Republicans have carried the First, Second
and Third congressional districts, while
the Fusionists have carried the Fourth and
Fifth. The Republicans have carried both
branches of the Legislature by a strong ma
jority, reaching perhaps two-thirds of each
house. On the popular vote for governor
Davis and Plaisted have each ever 72,000
votes, with the probabilities of Plaisted
coming out a few hundred, perhaps a
thousand ahead. The result is undeni
ably a surprise te us and equally se te the
mass of the Democratic party in Maine.
Our canvass was never accurately taken,
and it showed en Wednesday a total vote
for Davisef a trifle ever 7(,000, with an as
sured majority of 0,000 as the minimum.
In the four days preceding the election we
lest ever JJ, 000 votes by means well-known
te the managers of the national Democrat
ic committee, and which de net call for
further specification from me. The total
vote cast in variously estimated at from
140,000 te 150,000, and the money all came
from beyond the state. Such scenes were
never befere witnessed in Maine.
Signed J. G. Blaine.
It is supposed that Blaine knew all
about the means potent te inlluenccthe
voters of his stale, since it is notorious
that net only all the office-holders, em
ployees and coulracleis of the government
were blackmailed for the corruption fund,
but Blaine carried with him te the stale,
from the jobbers and syndicates of New
Yerk, interested in perpetuating Repub
lican rascality in the government, a hun
dred thousand dollars for election pur
poses. This was added te by contributions
sent from the Republicans of leading
Northern cilie.. (even Pittsburgh sending
five thousand) until the corruption fund
was swelled te half a million of dollars.
The clergy were dragged into Ihe content
te help Blaine through, and Beb Inget-sol!
joined hands with the political priests in
preaching the gospel of the He Golyer and
Credit Mebilicr champion, and te bieak
the force of Iiigorsell's infidel reputation
preachers were induced te introduce hhh
at political meetings.
t:ib i:::-jult ttN.r.vN.
'In All I'.iris t llic Statu liy Tuesday
Chairman Cc.-sna's Circular, An;;. 1.
We have a reasonable expectation that,
our friends will triumph at the election in
Maine, which is te be held en Monday,
September 1", 18S0 ; undoubtedly we will
he able te knew the result in all pails of
the state by Tuesday afternoon, and if it
should be favorable te us, it would be
well te have all our clubs and 'erganiza
tiens turn out en Tuesday niht, with
music, banners and torches, and celebrate
the victory in a proper way. In leniete
districts of the state this might lie done
en Wednesday night, if the news is net re
ceived in time te have the celebration
- & & if ., -;.-
" First. Don't forget the CANAL
" Second. In all the torchlight proces preces
sions have a large transparency with Gar
field en one side, trousers rolled up, driving
en the tow-path. '-' '" Most of the
laboring men of the country vote through
their eyes ; I say this as one who has been
in contact with the masses for forty year..
e a Everybody can sec a canal canal
beat and a pair of mules."
Aunlher Lit Nallc:!,
New Verl: World.
When the poem of '
fished a matter ef-lac
tien te these lines in it
; Lucile ' was pub
; critic, took excep-
" Wn may lire without poetry, iiiiimh and art ;
We may live without, ceu-uieiifu and live
It is a pity this critic could net read the
campaign Tribune. That interesting jour
nal gets en as comfortably without the lit
tle stimulants te existence catalogued by
Lord Lytten as Tanner did without break
fast and dinner. A few weeks age it pub
lished in witlc columns and display type a
gigantic list of mortgages which is claimed
had liccn taken and oppressively fore
closed by Mr. English, the Democratic
candidate for vice president. Mrs. Marga
ret D. Gorden, a wealthy landowner of
Indianapolis, has recently disposed of the
charge as te S00 of these mortgages in the
Tribune list or four-fifths of the whole
number by a published card, in the
course of which she says :
' It is perhaps a pity te destroy a peliti
cal campaign story, but justice te Mr. Wil
liam II. English requires me te say that
about. three hundred of the lets paraded
in the list of property obtained by Mr.
English through mortgage foreclosures or
sheriff's deeds de net belong te Mr. Eng
lish at all and never did. I sold these
lets and, in consequence of the purchasers
failing te pay, had te forclese the mort
gages" and take the property back. Mr.
Euglish had nothing te de with these fore
closures and did net buy in these lets at
Of course the readers of the Tribune will
never see Mrs. Gorden's card. It would
destroy the demand for the Tribune's cam
paign tract which contains the false mort
gage table and is sedueusly bought and
disseminated by the estimable Mr. Jewell.
And the Tribune invents forgeries and
slanders net from pure and poetic malig
nity, hut as a matter of business and with
a:i eye te the cash levied by Mr. Jewell
from the members of Hayes's civil serv
ice. IIF.FOKE AND AFTER.
Loek en These Picture and Then en These
After the Vermont
The verdict of Vermont practically set
tles the presidential election.
Lancaster New Era.
The result of yesterday's geed work in
Vermont, en the coming contest, can hard
ly be overestimated.
Vermont, with her 23,000 Republican
majority, points the way.
Itcfore the Maine Election.
Bath, Me., Sept. 12.
Te the Editor of the 1'ress.
The State will go 7,000 Republican. In
the First congressional district we will
have 1,500 ; in the Second, 3,500 ; iu the
Third, 2,000 ; in the Fourth, 1,009, and in
the Fifth, 500. W. P. Fktb.
The Intelligence!: is preparing its
readers for a defeat in Indiana in October
as well as in Maine te-day.
Cheerinir reports ceme from all parts of
Maine, where the state election is held to
day. Artcr the Maine 1. ctlen.
Frem new en the great patriotic hosts
will make a splendid fight.
There is no cause whatever for discour
agement. New Era.
It is Dirige? Never, hardly ever !
Cessna's Canal Mules. .
Kepulillnhcd in the Examiner.
The mule steed en his oil" tore leg.
Whence all hut he hnd lied.
And kicked itllcrcu gun-cotton keg,
Kiht en its bottom head.
Tim keg II burst with grleTens sound ;
The mule, oil! where wan lie?
Ce ask him. for he steed hid ground
And still kicks niulcfully.
Supposing a Case,
r hiiadelphia lSullctln, Urant Organ.
Suppose Blaine had received that nomi
nation at Chicago, and suppose Maine in
that event had voted as she did yesterday,
what amount of enthusiasm would have
been perceptible in the Republican ranks
I ICUTINU OVER A IIOUV.
An Unsceuily Quarrel in the Public Streets
The Collin Ifandlcs Tern Off.
Amsterdam (N. T.) Democrat.
Yesterday's Daily Democrat contained
the simple announcement of the death of
David Snyder, father of Dr. W. E. Snyder,
of Amsterdam. Mr. Snyder passed away
the L'tica insane asylum. It is said te
have been his frequent request te be buried
beside his first wife and children at Hart Hart
eord, Conn. His son, Dr. Snyder, desired
te carry out his father's wish as he believ
ed it te be, and was intending te take the
remains en the 12:23 train te-day te that
place for interment. About three years
age David Snyder married for his sec
ond wife Maria, daughter of Peter Hever
of Pert Jacksen. He lived with her only
about a year, when a recurrence of his
trouble of insanity clouded his mind, and
rendered his removal te the asylum neces
sary. This was accomplished only by ro re ro
ceurces te law, as the Hevers were opposed
te his removal. When Mr. Snyder died,
his wife, Maria, add her family desired te
have him bnr.cd in Green Hill cemetery.
Dr. Snyder went te Utica for the remains,
bringing them te Amsterdam yesterday
afternoon in a handsome black walnut
casket with silver ornaments. Dr. Snyder
was prevailed upon te allow the funeral te
take place at Mr. Dever's residence, near
Pert Jacksen, where his father's widow
is lying ill and net expected long te live.
The funeral services took place this
morning, the Rev. Jehn Miner, assisted by
the Rev. I). W. Dayton, officiating. Here
it was perceived that trouble was brewing,
for there were two sets of bearers, and, at
the close of the service the Hevers were
unwilling that Dr. Snyder should take
charge of the remains. An unseemly con
tention arose and waxed very warm, but
the matter was compromised by allowing
the body te be carried te the hearse, the
idea being te have the remains deposited
in the cemetery vault until the question
was settled by due process of law. The
Hevers claim that Dr. Snyder premised te
allow this te be done, tint he says that he
was under duress and only gave a evasive
answer, viz : " Well, go en up."
Be this as it may, the precession came
from Hever's residence te Main street.
Amsterdam, when it came te a halt, as
Dr. Snyder wished te drive down Railroad
street te the depot, and the ether party up
Church street te the cemetery. After a
tierce wrangle. Dr. Snyder mounted the
hearse himself and drove te the depot,
where a desperate struggle ensued, en the
attempt te take the coffin from the hearse.
Dr. Snyder and his party pulled en the
ceflm te get it out
pushed te keep it in.
the ether faction
A partisan of the
Hevers seized Dr. Snyder around
the waist ; he resisted, and called for help;
a ciewd surrounded the combatants, and
yells and threats rent the air. It was the
most disgraceful scene ever seen in Am
sterdam, and it ended in the coffin's being
pulled out witli the less of a silver orna
ment, but the Snyder party were unable te
place it in the box. The Hevers thou had
recourse te law, ami procured from Judge
Wcstbroek the issuing of an injunction,
which was served just as the train arrived
and the body taken te the vault in Green
Hill cemetery te await the decision of the
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The Werkingmcn of San Francisce have
nominated Mayer Kalloch for re-election.
Hen. Jehn R. McPhcrsen, U. S. sena
tor, has been chosen chairman of the Dem
ecratic state committee of New Jersey.
The late corn in Central Illjneis was
seriously damaged by a heavy frost en
Monday night. .
"Jee" Gess, the pugilist, was imprison
ed in Detroit as a fugitive from justice, en
Monday night. He was sent East yester
day. Anie; Green was stabbed, it is feared
fatally, by some unknown person, in a
quarrel at a banner raising, in Hampton,
N. J., en Monday night.
William Lane, colored, was shot dead
by Michael Hawkins, near Lawrenceburg,
Ky., en Saturday evening, because of an
The contract has been let for grading
the extension of the Denver & Rie
Grande railway, from Kokerao te Breck
inridge. It is expected that the track will
be finished te KokOme by November 1st,
te Breckinridge by January 1st.
Henry Meckabcc, a guard ever convicts
working en a railroad near Kennt Ster
ling, Ky., was found murdered in the
weeds en Monday afternoon. He went
with two convicts te cut poles, and they
hacked him te pieces with their axes and
The monument ever the grave of Rebert
McAuley, at Ottawa, has been broken in
pieces by some miscreant with a hammer.
McAuley was the "Yeung Briten" who
was shot through the. head and thrown
into the river during the " Orange and
Green" troubles of 1878.
The front wall of Peter Mann's flouring
mill, in New' Albany, Ind., fell outward
)" w.u.u, niw , uiiauj unjUg tits .u
overweight of grain in the upper story.
inrec men steed m front of the deer at
the time, but escaped by runniugback into
The National line steamship England,
which arrived at New Yerk yesterday from
Liverpool, reports the less of her captain,
Thompson, who was washed from the
bndge and drowned, off the banks of
Newfoundland. Captain Thompson was
formerly chief officer of the Great Eastern.
The less by the fire in St. Leuis, eh Mon
day night, which destroyed Scarritt & Ce.'s
furniture factory and ether buildings, is
new estimated at upwards $200,000. A
fire in Wartsburg, Washington territory,
en Monday night, destroyed all the busi
ness portion of the village, except four
stores. The less is estimated at $150,000.
A Chinamau perished in the ilamcs.
James McManus w.i3 shot dead in a dis
reputable house, near Woeasockct, R. L,
en Monday night. His dead body was
found by the police in the entry of the
house. James Creck and Cornelius David
were arrested for the murder. Creck had
notified the police, saying that he shot Mc
Manus while the latter was trying te break
into the house.
Jehn Higgins a miner at Wiconisco, re
ceived injuries from a fall of coal, en Mon
day evening, which will prove fatal.
Daniel McLaferty e f East Mauch Chunk,
had his haui blown off, en Monday eve
ning, by the explosion of a cartridge,
which he was trying te pick open with a pin.
A grand clam-bake for oil men will be
given at Chantauqna Lake, New Yerk, en
the 18th instant. The exchanges of Brad
ford, Titusville and Oil City will adjourn
from Friday till Monday en account of it.
Philip Anspach. aged 80 years, was
found lying dead at Lerbcrry Junction, en
the rocks. leading te Pine Greve. Deputy
Corener Ziebach held an inquest and the
verdict of the jury rendered at the
timewas "death caused by apoplexy,"
but his body is being opened, with a
view te getting at the exact cause of his
death. The deceased was heavily insured
by several parties, seme say te the extent
In Williamsport a truant schoolboy
named William Nciman, aged about l-l
years, while attempting te jump upon a
moving freight train at the Pcnn street
crossing, missed his footing and fell un
der the wheels. Six freight cars passed
ever his body, which was literally cut te
pieces. nis light arm and leg were
severed, his chest was crushed iu and the
back of his head scalped.
A drunken tramp was seen near the Le
high and Susquehanna railroad depot, in
East en, in company with another man.
At six o'clock next morning his dead body
was found en the tow-path, below the
railroad bridge crossing the Lehigh, and it
is supposed he fell from the bridge, a dis
tance of at least forty-live feet. His head
was badly crushed and his neck broken.
He was a cripple, having lest a leg, as he
told some one recently, in the rebel army,
nis arm bore the name " I). J. Carrell "
in India ink.
By the Chester county Democrats the
following ticket was nominated : Con
gress, R. Jenes Monaghan, West Chester ;
Senate, Dr. F. W. Heckel, East Vincent ;
Representatives, Jehn B. Caldwell. West
Vincent ; Jehn C. Walten, Kciinctt
Square ; Samuel Fetters, East Whiteland ;
Jeseph Beale, Cain ; ShcrilV, Jehn Ycager,
East Vincent; Recorder, S. II. Smith,
Oxford ; Directors of the Peer, Lewis
Baker, Londonderry ; Peter Shoemaker,
Sadsbnry; Surveyor, Benjamin Hallman,
ran di:akici:atic campaign.
Meeting r the Third Ward Club.
A spirited meeting of the Third ward
Hancock and English club was held iu the
lower room of the central headquarters
last evening. The attendance was un
usually large and the -interest marked,
"the news from Maine '.' evidently inspir
ing the sturdy Democrats efthis Republi
can stronghold with renewed determina
tion iu facing the odds that confront them.
Upwards of forty new name?? were append
ed te the roll, and the
announced themselves as
participate in parades,
and cap measurements
member present were
the purpose of asccrtainiu"
and size of uniforms necessary te properly
equip tiie cluu. A subscription list was
opened and a handsome amount promptly
raised towards defraying the expense of
purchase, and the following committee was
appointed te receive subscriptions and make
final arrangements for securing the iini-
lerms : is. jj. uavis, esq., .lenn i . iJiucn
ler, B. Frank Lcinau, Jeseph A. Wolfer.; Welfer.;
bergcr and Harry L. Hartinyer. The
meeting adjourned until Friday evening,
when the club, in co-operation with the
Fourth and Seventh ward club, will en
tertain the city Democracy at a general
meeting te be held at the corner of Seuth
Queen, Strawberry and Middle streets.
Fourth AVtirii Club.
The Fourth ward club held its regular
stated meeting last evening. Mr. William
Lauuing, first lieutenant, was promoted te
the position of captain of the club, te fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of
Capt. Beyle. Christian Hcrr was appoint
ed firstdicutcnaut. The club took final
action en uniform and appointed a com
mittee of three, Laudis Norbeck, Emanuel
Wilhclm and Charles Riddle, te order
them at once. The following aids were
appointed : Jacob L. Perter, Geerge W.
Harris and Chas. Ochs.
nig Meeting at Hopewell.
Last evening a large and enthusiastic
Democratic meeting was held at Hopewell,
Chester county. A handsome hickory
was erected in honor of Hancock and Eng
lish, and the crowd present numbered up
wards of 800 people. Intense enthusiasm
prevailed. They had "heard the news
from Maine," and every reference te the
great victory there aroused a high pitch of
excitement. Eloquent and spirited ad
dresses were delivered by Jehn A Ceyle,
esq., and S. W. Shadle, esq., of this cityj
whose arguments in favor of the election
of the spotless soldier-statesman, candi
date of the Democratic party, and against
the perpetuation of Republican misrule in
the person of the corrupt jobber who is
leading the forlorn hope of that party,
produced a telling cfi'ccr, the large asscn
blagc according both orators respectful at
tention and frequent applause.
There will be another demonstration at
Nottingham, Chester county, te-night.
Jehn A. Ceyle, esq., will be among the
THE MAINE ELECTION.
Heard the News
The Maine iceberg floated iu upon New
Helland Republicans about six o'clock yes
terday morning, and almost froze tiie mar
row in the bones et the Cessna disciples.
Considerable warmth and enthusiasm had
accumulated the past week, in preparing
te celebrate the Maine victory. Last Fri
day night a club meeting was held at
.Bear s hotel, m the west end, ostensibly
for the purpose of drilling, but prepsrly
speaking te prepare te nuiy carry out the
celebrated Cessna circular. 'Squire Sua- '
der, and Jutiter Kanck, were there, doubt-
less, te correctly interpret that famous
document, and also state exactly hew high
the trousers would nave te be rolled u
" Don't forget the canal-beat" was their
parting word, when they went home te
dream of legislative and state senatorial
honors, provided the " apparent vacacy"
en the corner does net resign them. The
chilling news from Maine, however, en
tirely stiffened the Republicans. Late
in the afternoon Stiader thawed, and
after rolling up his trousers he has
tened te inform the rural members
that the parade was postponed indefinitc-
fly. In the evening Mai. Setley. and
(.Ti-abc Mcntzer, were resuscitated and they
hurried ever te Martindale te tell them that
it was tee cold te parade with rellcd-up
pants. The people who vote through their
eyes arc disheartened, because they were
premised seme telling arguments in the
shape of parades, canal beats and rolled-up
pruts. It is probable that this unfilled
premise will cause them te threw away
their eyes and vote like ether people.
Around the Celeman Farms.
Our Regular Correspondence.
The annual celebration of Elizabeth farms
Sunday school, was held in the grove near
tiiccliapci, en last satumay afternoon. Jlr
Herace Breck and Rew Wm. Reed of
Lebanon were present. Quite a large num
ber of pcople were en the grounds and
perhaps they enjoyed themselves. Some
of the odd features about this picnic wcre
that there was no speaking, no singing, no
band iu fact there was nothing but eating
A great many people residing in this vi
cinity went te sec Cooper & Bailey's
circus iii Lancaster en Saturday, and the
consr-qucuce is that baby elephants,
charming lady equestrian;; and equilib
rists appear te be the everlasting topics
of conversation, while yc small boy has
agonizing dreams of man skeletons, gigan
tic females, snakes, monkeys and bald
The Small Uey.
Lizzie Bcamsdeifcr, a young domestic
employed at the mansion en Elizabeth
Farms, had an awful fright last Sunday
night. While Geerge was there, there
broke upon their cars a prolonged shriek
of such satanic, demoniac, bleed-curdling
horror, that the young man's hair steed
se stiff' en his head that he could net close
Ins eyes. But he braced up nobly, saying
" who's afraid ?" " Oh, Geerge, tell me
what is that ?" " Hush, hush darling, it
is the ml" Fer five minutes everything
was quiet, when again there came, appar
ently from the pantry, the deer of which
opened into au adjoining room, a mingled
sound of breaking glassware, smothered
cries, and a spitting and spluttering im
possible te define.
Geerge became desperate and resolved
te investigate. He seized the lamp anil
hurried te the pantry, where he was met
en threshold by an object which appeared
anything but human ; but it was crying,
and who ever heard a ghost indulge iu a
real old-fashioned bawl ? " He took in the
whole thing," and the following shows
hew the unearthly sounds were produced :
A lad, Frankic Ruth, aged eight, imag
ined he was hungry and planned a raid en
the pantry. He tip-teed down stairs in
his night clothes, entered the pantry,
and was climbing up the shelves te reach
sonic blackberry jam which he said was
"way up high," when he lest his held and
grabbing for the top shelf, broke it loose,
and he and blackberry jam canie tumbling
down. He fell headforemost into an open
barrel of Heur and the jam following en
top of him, mads ihe worst kind of a
"jamb." Of course he "hallooed." He
lay still awhile in the barrel and had just
crawled out when the young man came.
V.'lllle Endy Once Jtterc.
The boy End y, who gave his father se
much trouble when he resided here, new
lives in Ilarrisburg, and the Telegraph of
that place gives the following account of
The boy Endy, te whom reference was
made in yesterday's Telegraph, who disap
peared last Friday,,was found by his father
yesterday afternoon two miles this side
of Marietta, driving a mule attached te a
canal beat going east. He had gene up
the canal as far as Buffalo en a beat, which
was tied up ter the winter at that place,
when he retraced his steps until overtaken
by the beat coming cast, te the captain of
which he represented himself as living in
Marietta. Where he would have landed
is a question if he had net been overtaken
by his father, who recognized him ruling
the mule from the ear en which he was
going te Philadelphia in search of the
Stelen Goods Found.
When Miss Jennie Weeds, teacher at
Bird-in-Hand, came te her school en Tues
day ineining, s,he found the house opened
and the benches standing in the middle of
the fleer, which looked as if all was net
right. Se the pupils began te investigate
and found a quantity of store goods, con
sisting of white and red flannels, calico,
gingham, eapshncrcs, beets and shoes, etc.,
stored in the left ever the school room.
It is supposed the "goods were stolen anil
hidden there until they could be disposed
of, but for some cause the thief left his
trail by placing things te rights. Calvin
Cooper, esq., of Smokctewn, took charge
of the goods.
A Republican Orator In Trouble.
Win. Rccster, the colored banner carrier
of the Marietta wigwam club, who made a
speech at the pole-raising in Mount Jey.
was at the pole raising at Chiques en
Saturday evening en the stand with the
rest of the speakers. He get se patriotic
that he kept it up en Sunday. The pole
had four new brooms en and te fellow up
the meaning of them he made a clean sweep
at home. Constable Stahl took him in
and gave him lodging under Central hall
for the balance of the night. The 'squire
would net send him down, for he thought
it was for a geed cause and let htm go.
The wigwam club arc talking about get
ting a white man te carry the banner as it
is making se many sick.
Out in the Celli.
Three weeks age the Republicans of
Lcaceck organized a Garfield clubatWar
fcl's hotel, in Intercourse. The first meet
ing was a very boisterous one and very un
satisfactory te some of the newly initiated.
The second meeting in the absence of Mr.
Mu rr was held iu his hall. He moved them
out of that and they are new about as un
easy as a bob tailed bull in fly time. On
Saturday evening last the crowd again
assembled in town standing around the
streets iu small squads with very wry
faces discussing the question whether te
break up the club or net. The club has
fifty names with a fair percentage of
ItlMltirbinga Kcllglnu Electing.
This ineriiiiiir Jehn Bitch and Adam
j Buch, young men residing at Eden, Man
j hcim township, were before Alderman Mc
1 Conomy te answer a charge of disturbing a
religious meeting near Eden. A great
many witnesses were present en both sides
the prosecutor declaring that the young
men misbehaved very badly, and the de
fense swearing that they did nothing mere
than talk a little at intervals between the
acts. The alderman reserved his deci
The mayor had half a dozen disorderly
cases te dispose or this morning. Miivee
of the offenders were scut te jail for 10, 15
and 20 days respectively; another was sent
te the work-house, another was mulcted
in costs and another get scot free.
SUICIDE or JONATHAN HOLT.
11 U Bedy Decomposed Found Uaagteff te
the Kafters or His Dwelling.
Financial Depression happoesdu te be the
:ause of HisSeU-Destractlen.
The Intelligencer yesterday had an
account of the suicide of Jonathan Helt in
Reading, deceased bcinga former resident
of this city. The Eagle hzs the following
details of the tragic affair :
Mr. Helt was last seen en Saturday
afternoon at four o'clock. He then had a
conversation with his brother, Rebert
Helt. His family, consisting of wife and
two children, have been at Lancaster vis
king friends for the past two weeks. Mr
Helt was the proprietor of the nickel
plating works at the corner of Ninth and
Biugainan streets, and employed from a
dozen te fourteen men. He usually paid
his employees en Saturday, but did net de
se last week. He seemed greatly depress
ed, which was ascribed te an illness of a
few weeks standing, that of chills and
lever. He was seen en Saturday in the
street by Thes. Lidis and P. Y. Gilham,
who, however, only bade him the time of
day. He also attended the Republican
convention in the forenoon, and after see
ing his brother Rebert, it is supposed he
went directly te his home, as his subse
quent whereabouts cannot be accounted
for. The neighbors did net see him en
Sunday or Monday. Mr. Helt was always
very prompt, it is said, iu appearing at his
shop in the morning, and en Monday, when
he did net appear something was thought
te have bippeucd. This morning the men
commenced work as usual, and when he
did net come, two were selected te gote
his home and ascertain his whereabouts.
All of Monday afternoon aud night there
was a strange smell pervading the atmo
sphere in the vicinity of Mr. Helt's house,
aud Tuesday morning it continued. Frank
Fichthorn, a young man residing at the
corner of Willow street, volunteered te ac
company the two workmen, one of whom
was David Kitchen, Mr. Helt's nephew,
into the lattcr's house, and the three went
up stairs through the house, 003 Seuth
Sixth street, occupied by Themas Beycr,
and ascended te the reef. They cautiously
felt along the edges, and epeucd the gar
ret window of Mr. Helt's house. Fich-
thorn was in front.
A white curtain hung
Fichthorn pushed it
in. Here a horrible
The body of Mr. Helt
ever the window,
aside, and jumped
sight met Ins gaze.
was banging te a repe attached te the raf
ters of the attic. The tengue protruded,
the eyeballs were forced half-way from
their sockets and the face was swollen
te almost twice its natural size. Dark
blotches had already gathered en the skin,
and the smell arising from the body is
described by the men who found him
as being terrible in the extreme. It was
greatly decomposed and mortification had
already set in, and the putrid stench drove
them te the outside. They summoned
several ethers, and Henry Scdar, a young
man, cut the body down. A geed stout
rope was fastened tightly around the sui
cide's neck, the knot being pressed behind
the car. The legs wcre stretched out in
front of the body, which was enlv about,
six inches from the fleer. When cut down
the body was carried down stairs into a
second-story room te await the coroner's
arrival. Jacob Becker, Jacob Warner,
Geerge Butler aud Jehn McGce closely
followed .Mr. Scdar, and saw him cut the
body down. A large crowd seen gathered,
but all who had no business inside wcre
prohibited from entering. Corener Kelly
arrived shortly after eight o'clock, and at
his direction the house was closed.
Monday night when Mr. Helt's absence
became alarming, the following telegram
was sent by Rebert Helt te Charles Evans,
Lancaster, where his wife is staying: "Is
Jonathan ever there ? Semething wrong
here. Answer at once." A dispatch was
received that the husband was net there,
and various places wcre searched but
without success. Mr. Helt's children are
aged respectively three and eight years.
When their father's body was found Rob Reb
ert Helt sent a telegram te Lancaster that
Mrs. Helt should hurry home at once, as
her husband was at the point of death.
She at once started for home before the
news of his suicide reached her.
Jonathan Helt, the suicide, was always
considered an honest man. He stated te
friends a month age that he feared that
the sheriff would Ievy en his property seen
and appeared greatly discouraged. De
ceased was born iu Yerk county and was a
coach blacksmith by trade, hut he worked
at it only a short time. He want te Lan
caster, where he resided (or seme time and
was foreman iu a weaving department of
a cotton factory. About eleven, years
age he came te Reading and found employ
ment in the cotton factory. During a pe
riod of about three years, up te last fall,
nc was employed at the Kcading hard,
ware works, feet of Sixth sttcct, part
of the time as time-keeper. Last spring
he purchased the galvanizing works located
en Seuth Sixth street, below Chestnut,
and a few months age he removed the es
tablishment te Ninth and Bingamaii streets,
where he rented the building formerly oc
cupied as a hardware foundry. He was a
prominent Grccnbackcr for several years,
making speeches in the wards and attend
ing the ward meetings. He was formerly
a Republican, and was at one time clerk of
common council when that party held a
majority. It is supposed that his iinancirl
circumstauccs, and his inability te prompt
ly meet his creditors, coupled withill health,
caused him te seek his own death.
David Kitchen, nephew of deceased,
said te an Eagle reporter that Helt was
net in geed health for some time; that
some three years age he was afflicted with
attacks of epilepsy, and tliat last Saturday
a week age he had an attack which lasted
about two and a half hours. He was also
aillictcd with malarial fever.
The Firemen's Parade Te-Night.
The firemen's parade, which will take
place this evening, will be a very large one,
as the companies will turn out in great
strength. Nearly every one will be headed
by a brass band, and there will be plenty
of music. Capt. McMellcn will be chief
marshal of the parade. He has issued an
order, requesting all companies which in
tend participating in the parade, te be in
line at 8 o'clock, sharp. The line will
form en Frederick street, with the right
resting en North Queen. The companies
will fall in order of their numbers. The
aids appointed by the chief marshal will
meet at the Exchange hotel this evening at
The American boys, of this city, whose
guests the Allcntewncrs will be, have beta
busy for several days making preparations
for the reception. They will turn about
50 men fully equipped, besides -a large
number of ununifermed men. Their en
gine has been polished up and it will ap
pear in the line, drawn two large black
The Empire company will have ',eir
"Fat 4" at the head of the line.
The Shiftier boys will wear tucir new
and handsome uniforms.
A Hancock flag suspended from the sec
ond story of Mr. P. A. Metzger s house, in
North Lime street, was tern down last
night. Mr. Jfclzficr tells us that
he knows the parties who did it, and
that he is hunting up the necessary evi
dence te convict them.
Abraham Eshlcman, of Strasburg town
ship, has a pair of colts which weigh 500
and 585 pounds, and are but four months
old. They wcre bred from Clydesdale,
Prince Kildarc, owned by Eshleman &