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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGEN( !:i.THUBSDAT; SEPTEMBER 16. 1880.
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THDBSDAT EVENING. SEPT. 19, 1880.
The people of Maine, at the late elec"
tien, adopted the constitutional amend
ments which will hereafter de away with
the state elections in September, post pest post
pejjpgjthepj,tllb2fPl ember, and which
further, provide .feribe election of the
governor by a, plurality vote of the peo
ple. At present it requires a majority te
elect, failing in which the Legislature
cheeses. There is a disposition en the
part of the Republicans te maintain that
the present election will net be controlled
by this new constitutional prevision, al
though the law submitting it expressly
declared that it. should jic in fprce, if
should prove te have but a plurality of
the vjte there'islittle doubt that an effort
will be made te elect Davis in the Legis
lature, which is Republican probably in
both branches. The state will then have
two governors, as it had en the last at
tempt of the people te elect, and the
courts will once mere be called en te de
clare who is entitled te the scat.
Fer a state situated se far te the north
Maine seems te be quite unduly troubled
with political excitement. Probably
there is a French clement in the popula
tion from ever the Canada border that
makes it se lively. They have one Re
publican editor, Boutelle by name, who
would be considered in any ether com
munity as hardly removed from the de
gree of a lunatic, tic seems te be con
sidered sound in Maine, however, as he
is a leader and a congressional candi
date. Maine, tee, is the home of the Green
backer, an animal that has pretty much
become an extinct species everywhere
else in the country, even in Ohie, the
land of his birth. Just what the faith
of this political nondescript new is prob
ably nobody can tell, since the day has
come when anybody can liave greenbacks
for his geld or geld for his greenbacks, if
lie has any of the metal te make the
trade with. Every taste can be satisfied
in tlic curxency line, and it is impossible
te see hew there can be any currency
growlers left; but they exist up in Maine
and are lively.
They were lively enough for the Dem
ocrats there te form a coalition with.
It was an innocent party te hitch in
with. They "had no faith evidently that
could de any practical hurt and tlicrc
was no danger in smiling at their delu
sion and taking their votes. Their voles
were valuable and their common hatred
of the Republican party made them a
very lit ally of the Democrats. Together
they have unhorsed the fee , and the
probability is that the union will be car.
ried into the presidential election, giving
Maine te Hancock by live or ten thous
Whatever may be the result of the Re
publican attempt te count out or legis
late out riaistcil, the moral effect of the
Maine election is with the Democrats.
It is of no consequence, outside of Maine,
who finally secures the gubernatorial
seat. The fact that the Republican
strength lias fallen off in Maine is all
that was needed te show that the party
is weakening. It was held in stronger
control in Maine under the hand of Mr.
Blaine than is maintained ever it any
where else in the country; and if it
failed te be held up te tiic mark there it
cannot be brought te the mark any where
else. That much is proven ; and that is
all that needed te be known te knew the
result of the presidential election.
As seen as the Republican disaster in
Maine was ascertained the Republican
politicians of New Yerk set up a scheme
te bleed their moneyed men anew te sus
tain their sinking cause in the "West.
Theyhurried into the stock market with
a bear movement te beat down prices
and se create a panic ever the apprehen
sion that "when the Democrats come in
some disaster will happen the business
interests of the country. " Business
men are net apt te forget that it was
under a Republican administration and
as the results of long-continued Republi
can rule, of botched reconstruction, of
public corruption widespread, and of in
flated values, that the panic of 1873 and
the causes leading te it occur
red. It was while a Republican
Congress had its hand en the helm that
the forge fires went out and that the
owls and the bats began te build their
nests in the, furnace stacks. It was a
Democratic Congress that rigorously
enforced governmental economics te the
amount of 30,000,000 a year, which,
with the providential blessings of geed
crops,made the resumption of specie pay
ment possible. Three successive Deme
cratic Congresses and the gradual com
plete restoration of the legislative de
partment te the control of the Democra
cy have done nothing te impair the bu
siness interests of the country nor te
mar its material prosperity.
Business men are net altogether feels.
They knew that there is nothing in Dem
ecratic success te threaten them. They
have seen the resources of the Seuth
develop and strengtliea under Demo
cratic rule, and its waste places made
glad, the revenues of the states honestly
expended, and an effort-made by the
Deiripcracyite enforce tHc.payincnt of the
state debts, even these which rascally
carpet-baggers had heaped upon them
without recomiKMise te the common
wealths. They have seen the Virginia,
the Tennessee and the Arkansas Demo
crats opposing- repudiation, while the
Minnesota Republicans shamelessly car
ried it through. The " business men"
are net likely te bite at Marshall Jewell's
bait. . They will net bleed by any such
tricks at this last of his. He wants their
money and they knew it.
The Republicans of Philadelphia yes
terday nominated their congressional
and, (legislative candidates, with little
ceJntetsRvp in the Thjrd and Fifth sen
atorial' districts. In the'iast district the
notorious Bunu, of unsavory reputation,
attempted unsuccessfully te oust the
present senator, Reyburn, and the peo
ple are te be congratulated en the fact.
It would have been anything but a
change for the better ; which is net say
ing se much geed of Reyburn, as ill of
Bunn. In the Third district a man of
the uneuphonieus name of Quirk de
feated the present senator, who rejoices
in the nice name of Lamen, which he is
fend of pronouncing in French style,
with the accent en the last syllable. "We
hardly knew whether or no the people
are te be congratulated en thi3 change ;
and this net from any doubt as te La La
reon's utter vileness and unfitness, but
because we are very doubtful whether
Quirk is any better. Beth arc se bad
that it is net easy te pick the worst ;
Quirk ought te be defeated at the polls.
It will net be creditable te the people of
the district if they cheese such a man
as senator. IIew can Philadelphia ex
pect te have any influence in the state
while she sends her present style of re
presentatives te Harrisburg V That a
geed many peer members of the lower
house should be picked up out of
the mud is net surprising ; but that the
large senatorial districts should be se un
fitly represented, as they habitually arc,
is astonishing. The office of state sena
tor is considered in the country as very
respectable, and men of character and
ability are generally chosen te fill it.
"We very seldom see such a senator from
Philadelphia. Seme means surely needs
te be devised whereby the constituencies
of great cities may be decently repre
sented. m m
Samuel Bradfekd Pales, a prominent
Philadelphia merchant, died yesterday.
The late Marshall O. Roberts, of
New Yerk, made a 'present of $10,000 te
Mrs. Lincoln after her husband's death.
Jennie June says that young men and
young ladies and the real articles, tee
flirt abominably and very publicly en
Broadway and Union Square.
"Wetten," the new country-place of
Mr. Geerge W. Cjiilds, one mile from
Bryn Mawr, is being rapidly finished, and
will be another rich adornment of that
Madame Thiers is said te have no love
te speak of for the present Government of
France. She did net illuminate her hotel
en the 14th of July, en the occasion of the
national fete, and is, consequently, in the
bad books of these in power.
Montgomery Blair has a great many
cows and sells a great deal of milk. lie
says that he is the great milkman of his
neighborhood. He says that young people
lcavr the country because amusement is
net provided for them.
J$v. 1 P. Adams, of Dunkirk, was en
Tu deposed from the ministry of the
Presbyterian church by the presbytery of
Buffalo, in session at AVcstficld, for heresy,
in preaching against the doctrine of eternal
Rebert E. Culbrisii, editor of the
Weekly Argus, was pummclcd en tlic
street in San Francisce by J. C. Floed, jr.,
for publishing an article in his paper
relative te the rupture of the engagement
between Miss Jessie Floed and U. S.
Queen Victeria and Mr. Gladstone arc
having, it is reported, a decided disagree
ment en the subject of the vacant canonry
el Worcester. 1110 queen wants te give
it te one of her chaplains, while Mr. Glad
stone has already nominated a well-known
"West-country clergyman, who is also an
Senater Cameren's eldest daughter
Leila, who is te marry Mr. William II,
liit.VDLEY, is described as tan aim grace
ful, reserved in manner, and an admirable
care-taker of her motherless brothers and
sisters. The groom is a clever Newark
lawyer, a son of Justice Bradley, of the
Larkin G. Mead, sculptor, lias just
shipped te America from Florence, the
models for the two remaining brenze
groups for the Lincoln monument at
Springfield, 111. He is new engaged ou
studies for a statue of General Sutter, the
California pioneer, at whose mill geld was
first discovered in that state.
Senater Hamlin has never known sick
ness, and nevcr were a piece of flannel or
underclothing of any description, a pair
of gloves or an overcoat. Even in the
coldest weather Mr. Hamlin, at his ad
vanced age, plods along dressed in the
coldest of costume the old-fashioned
swallow-tailed coat without wraps efany
kind, while his fellows are almost frozen
te death beneath big overcoats and the
heaviest of underclothing, nis power of
endurance is wonderful, and his capacity
for work great.
TnE iVcjn Era says it had net intended
te issue an extra en the morning after
Maine's election. "We were misinformed.
It announces that it will publish a morn
ing paper after the Indiana election a
Gen. Benj. F. Butler, of Massachu
setts, and Hen. J. W. Ferney, of Phila
delphia, will address the Democratic and
Republican supporters of Gen. Hancock,
Saturday evening, the 18th, at Pittsburgh,
Pa. The officers of the meeting will all be
Republicans who propose te vote for Han
cock. The New Yerk Times in oue breath
claims that "Maine is supposed te be ene
of the most conservative, sensible and
honest communities of the country," and
in another breath the same New Yerk
Times says : " Nearly, if net quite, one
half of the voters of Maine substantially
indorse the frauds of Garcclen and his
council last year, frauds which, for impu
dence, for violation of the first principles
of honest representative government, and
for indifference te the public peace and
safety, arc without a parallel in the his
tory of the country."
We understand that te-morrow evening
when the Democratic clubs of the city wil
have their street parade and mass meeting
the Republican organizations will indulge
hi a similar demonstration. Te the zeal
ous partisans of both sides the example of
Reading is commended as worthy of all
acceptation. On Tuesday evening the
rival organizations of that city paraded
the streets, and the Eagle says when
the Democrats passed under the Republi
can flags they lowered their torches, and
se did the Republicans when they
passed under the Democratic flags. This
is the right way for one side te treat the
ether. Friends and neighberSfaiid resi-l
dents of the saaic city, should endeavor te
treat each- ether kindly. x
Alas! peer Blaine,
Te carry Milne,
Your hope was all delusion.
it was in vain
Te hope te gain
Your state against the Fusion.
Oh! Blaine, of Maine,
(It is a shame)
in thine own househeld:
Sew try again,
But don't complain
It .November brings disaster ;
Fer Garfield's name
Is en the wane
And cannot win hereafter.
Oh ! Blaine, of Maine,
It is a Hhauie.
"That settles it," 'tis plain.
J. A. W.
A Soldier Has the Fleur.
Buickervilix, Pa., Sept. 11, 1880.
Eds. Intelligencer : On reading the
New Era of September 4. 1880, 1 noticed a
piece headed " Happy Thought," and te
quote Mr. Gcist's own werds: "Mr.
Hcnscl in his speech at the hanging of the
Hancock and English banner said it was
hung there because it would have been
visible te the Democratic soldiers as they
passed by." This is true, but Mr. Gcist
adds: "A geed many Democratic sol
diers passed near this place en the railroad
en their way te Fert Delaware tinder
guard of the boys in blue during the late
unpleasantness, and they could have seen
this banner if it had been there, &c." Was
Mr. Gcist ever a soldier'. If se, what
kind? Ne soldier, no matter what his
politics arc, would ever publish such a
fililiv. ;i1iiiRivn iiriirdri T mil nil iiiinatn lit
the national soldiers' home, Dayton,
Ohie, where we have some four
thousand disabled volunteer soldiers,
and you can rest assured they
will give Hancock and English at least
1,000 majority ; and docs the New Era dare
te intimate that we are or were disloyal te
the government? Such pieecs as " Happy
Thought," "Anether Explanation Need
ed," " A New Charge Against Gen. Han
cock" the latter I can safely say and
prove is basely false de our cause mere
geed than harm.
I would advise the New Em net te
abusp the soldiers any mere unless it can
de se truthfully. Te sift the armies of the
late war you will liud as many, if net
mere, Democrats than Republicans. One
thing is sure, Gen. Hancock fought four
years for his country and was wounded
several times. Gen. Gariicld left the army
within a year after the war began, turned
his mind te politics, Credit Mehilier, i)c i)c
Gelyer, &e. Disabled Soldier.
Itcftorlef the Department of Agriculture
Cotten, Cern and Tobacco.
The following statement, showing the
condition of cotton, corn and tobacco, was
issued by the department of agriculture
Cotten The average condition of cotton
Sept. 1 is 91, showing a decline of 1 per
cent., since the August return, but an in
crease ever the condition leperled Sept.
1, 1879, of C per cent.
The state averages and declines during
the month arc : North Carolina, 100, a less
of (5 ; Seuth Carolina, 93, a less of 5 ;
Georgia, 93, a less of 3 ; Flerida, 91, a less
of 5 ; Alabama, 8C, a less of 13 ; Missis
sippi, 88, a less of 11 : lexas, 97, a less of
13; Arkansas, 93, a less of 11 ; Tennessee,
90, a less of 17.
The complaints of tee much rain, ru-t
and bell worm are very general.
Cern Thcavcragc condition of the corn
crop for the whole country is 91, a decline
of 7 per cent, since the returns of August
1, and 4 per cent, lower than September 1,
The New England and Seuth Atlantic
states fall short of the average about 21
per cent. The middle gulf and Pacific
.states arc above the average. The great
corn regions of the Mississippi, en both
slopes, show a maked deficiency.
The northern portion of the Atlantic
slope reports damages from dreuth ; te the
southward there was sufficient, rain. " The
state of Texas reports very high condition.
North of the Ohie river the states of Indi
ana and Illinois report great injury from
drought. Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska
report the same.
Tobacco The returns of September in
dicate a decline in the general average of
this crop for the whole country. The con
dition is 8-1, a decline of 2 per cent, since
August 1, and 3 per cent, less than Sep
tember 1, 1879. All the states bordering
en the Atlantic, from Massachusetts te
North Carolina, show an increase during
the month, but all states west of the Allc
ghenics show a decline since same time.
Indiana, with a small crop, has the greatest
decline, being 23 per cent,, and Kentucky,
with the largest crop of any state, shows
a decline of 10 percent, during the month.
Missouri loses 0 and Tennessee 2 per cent,
during the same time. The general com
plaint is of drought in the Western states.
Ferney's Tribute te Dr. Iluldciuaii.
Last week I was sitting in my bay win
dow when Samuel S. Haldcnian, profes
sor of comparative philology in the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, called in te scenic
en his return from a scientific convention
at Bosten. He was in line spirits, and had
with him two beautiful specimens of the
weapons and utensils of the Stene Age,
which he showed me with almost boyish
enthusiasm. We were born in the same
County of Lancaster ; we never had a dif
ference. Haldcnian was one of the rarest
types of high and fearless scientific cul
ture. He had traveled much, and his fear
less honesty and quaint philosophy, his
great industry as a philosopher, his won
derful collection, his wit and humor, and
his lucid and surprising investigations made
him a celebrity all ever the world, and
when he went te Europe he was welcomed
as a familiar. I knew all his bleed, ami
loved te listen te his .strange yet candid
and startling theories. Se when he came
te sce me last week it was agreed that I
should be his guest if I came te speak for
Hancock in his neighborhood. "Fer,
mark you, Jehn," he said, " this soldier
man, Hancock, will bring us all te our
senses and show us the way out of the dirt
and damnation resulting from the civil
war. I. have no great feast te offer you
when you come; I have only Lancaster
county hospitality." He went te his home
at duckies, Lancaster county, and en
Friday last, September 10th, quietly passed
away, aged G8.
m Congressional Nominations.
Ex-Secretary Robeson was reneminated
for Congress yesterday by the Republican
convention of the First New Jersey dis
trict. Other congressional nominations
were made by the Republicans yesterday,
as fellows : Third Maryland district,
Jeshua Herner, jr. ; Fourth Maryland
district, Enech Pratt ; Fifth Maryland
district, AV. R. Wilsen ; First New Hamp
shire district, Jeshua G. Hall ; Seventh
New Yerk district, Walter A. Weed ;
Second New Hampshire district, James
The following Democratic nominations
forCengrcso were made yesterday: Sixth
Maryland district, J. M. Schley; Third
Arkansas district, J. E. Cravens; Eighth
Wisconsin district, W. C. Silvcrten ; Eighth
Missouri district, D. C. Allen.
The Democrats of Washington Territory
hove nomhklei'hemas Burke, of Seattle,
for delegate in Cengrese. ' r
Thc Grechbackers of th6 Second district
of New-Jersey nominate! Swnuel A. Dob Deb
bins for CengresByesterday.
TIie Following Letter dettle U Southern
Claims Bes-Bear In 1876 .The Attempt
te Korive it New is Silly.
Te the People of the United Slates:
""We understand .that it is new gener
ally charged'by the Republican leaders and
and press of- the-North that the-Southern
people expect that a change of the admin
istration of the federal government and
the advent of the Democratic reform
party te power, will, inure te their pecu
niary benefit in securing for them pay
ment for less or damage te property suf
fered by them during the late war. In re
ply te this charge we declare that the
Southern people have no such hope or ex
pectation. Their less in debts incurred in support
of the war and caused by emancipation is
barred from payment by the fourteenth
amendment te the constitution of the
United States. Compensation for all ether
injuries te their property caused by the
war is prohibited by the law of nations and
the decisions of the supreme court of the
They have, thorefero, ue hope or oxpec expec oxpec
tatienof being rcinibused for either, and
we denounce such charges as injurious
and false. All we desire is peace, pros
perity and just government, giving us
equal rights under the constitution.
October 23, 187C.
James B. McCrcary, governor of Ken
tucky. Jehn "W. Stevenson, United States sena
tor. Themas C. McCrccry, United States sen
ator. A. R. Beene, M. C.
Jehn Yeung Brown, M. C.
C. W. Milliken, M. C.
J. Procter Knett. M. C.
Henry Watterson, M. C.
M. J. Durham, M. C.
J. C. S. Blackburn, M. C.
.1. B. Clarke, M. C.
T. L. Jenes, M. C.
T. L. Burnett, chairman Kcutucky Dem
ocratic state central committee.
Henry D. Mcllenry, member national
committee of Kentucky.
J. Stoddard Jehnsen, secretary of state
Jehn S. Williams, elector at large for
Isaac Caldwell, elector at large for
KAMA' IN IIAltlUSnUKG.
A Brilliant Walk Around
and a racked
The Democrats of this city, jubilant ever
the result in Maine ou Tuesday, announced
their intention, through the columns of the
Patriot yesterday morning, of having a
grand torch light precession en Wednes
day evening, and they kept their word te
the very letter. The evening was a most
delightful one, the moon being out in all
its splendor, rendering objects en the
streets almost as light as day. Leng be
fore the hour of (5 o'clock p. m. the vari
ous clubs, with full ranks and with bands
of music and several drum corps were in
motion, the common centre being Market
square. Crowds of spectators were packed
in the square, and along Market, Second
and Third streets, holding geed positions
along the curb stones and in eligible places
te get a glimpse of the precession.
Promptly at 8 o'clock the precession moved
oil' amid vigorous cheering by the men in
line, the music of the several bauds, pyro
technic displays, and the waving of hand
kerchiefs by many of the ladies en the
Many of the clubs bore torches in line,
and a liberal display of pyrotechnics were
set off at various points along the line of
After the street parade a mass meeting
was organized in the court house by the
appointment of Hen. AV. R. Gergas as
president. Ovid F. Jehn ten, esq., in a
few pertinent remarks introduced W.
U. Ilcnscl, esq., of Lancaster, as the
first speaker of the evening. Mr. Hcn
sel then proceeded te deliver a most
eloquent and convincing speech which
frequently drew forth the loudest dem
onstrations of approval from the large
audience. He showed up the false
claim of the Republican party en the sub
ject of civil service reform, the hideous
crime of the electoral fraud, the cerrup
tiens el Republican legislation and admin
istration and the bugbear of the "southern
brigadiers." He laid bare the dark spots
in the record of General Garfield by quot
ing from such Republican journals as
Harper s Weekly, the New Yerk Tribune,
New Yerk Times and Murat llalst cad's
Cincinnati Commercial. He also denounced
in unsparing terms the pardon of the riot
bribers. Colonel Peller, editor of the Car
lisle Sentinel, was then called out and ad
dressed the meeting iu a very forcible and
effective speech. Every allusion of the
speakers te General Hancock elicited the
most enthusiastic applause. The court
house was literally packed with people,
some net even finding standing room. As
an impromptu meeting it was a most de
cided and gratifying success.
Among ether Hancock Republicans I
note late arrivals : Willam A. Reed, chair
man of the Republican central committee,
Sullivan county, New Yerk; Judge
Meescr, bhclbyvillc, Illinois, Republican
ceuutv iudgc : S. W. Moulten, Kcpubh
lican representative in Congress from Illi
neis in IStil. president of the beard of
education of Illinois, head of the bureau
of education in the District of Columbia ;
Colonel D. W. Magraw, of the ene hun
dred and sixteenth regiment of Penn
sylvania volunteers ; Hen. E. D. Scldem-
ridgc, Tcrre Haute, Indiana, secretary of
me Kcpubucan county committee et loie ;
Ephraim Radascre, a prominent German
el' Keokuk, Iowa, recent chairman of the
Republican county committee of Lee
county ; C. C. Gilnian, of Eldera, a lead
ing citizen of Northern Iowa, and a life
long Republican ; Judge Alexander White,
of Texas, whom Hayes wanted te appoint a
Fcdcraljudgeaycar or two age. Daniel
F. JJcatty, of Washington, New Jersey,
writes the New Yerk Sun that there are
twenty-live Republicans and seven Green
backers in his piano and organ works who
will vole for Hancock and English ; I. L.
Kctchum, one of the most able and well
known Republican lawyers in Central
Illinois, addressed a Democratic meeting
in Jacksonville, having announced his
purpose te enter the canvass in favor of
Hancock and English ; and the Le Mars
Liberal, a leading Republican paper of
Nerthwcstcn Iowa, has pulled down the
Garfield ticket aud run up that of Hancock
State Conventions Yesterday.
The New Hampshire Democrats in con
vention at ConcenLcstcrday unanimous
ly nemaiatcd Hen.T?rank Jenes, cx-cen-grcssman,
for governor. Great enthusiasm
prevailed ever the nomination.
Cel. AV. H. Cechrauc, of Nashua ; Jes.
Goodwin, of Wolfberoand Jehn AV. Dedge,
of Enfield, were nominated for railroad
G. B. Chaudlcr, of Manchester, and Jehn
C. Moulten, of Acenia, were nominated as
candidates for electors.
As a result of the arrangement effected
between the leaders J. W. Sandborn, Sul Sul
leway aud Bingham will be nominated for
Congress in the First, Second and Third
The Republican state convention of
Massachusetts met yesterday in Worces
ter. Governer Leng and the ether state
officers were reneminated, except the
treasurer, Daniel A. Glcasen being nemin
ated for that office.- Paul A. Chadheurne
and Jehn MFerbes were -nominated for
elcctbrs-at-largar ' pf ' '-svv -The
Republican convention of Missouri
met yesterday at St. Leuis and nominated
a state ticket, kcadcddy Cel. D. P. Dcpcr,
of St: Leuis, for'gevenior.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Rev. Dr. William Pauser, clergyman,
physician and musical author, died yester
day, in Wadlcy, Ga., aged C8 years.
Official returns from all the counties in
Arkansas except five give Churchill, the
Democratic candidate for governor, 52,000
Hayes and partyjeft San Fraucisco yes
terday for Monterey. The party were re
ceived at San Jese, en the route, with the
The stockholders of tlic Nashville &
Chattanooga railroad met yesterday in
Nashville and re-elected the old directors,
who reelected the old officers, . . - i
The strikers of tlid Linden mills, at
Bayonne, N. J., have all resumed work,
their employers taking off one hour of
labor per day. The wages remain as be
fore. The "Select Castle of the Knights of
the Mystic Chain," in session:at Harris
burg, yesterday ro-elcctcd most of its
present officers and will install them
Colonel Jehn G. Clark, a bridge contrac
tor of Baltimore, was killed by a train
making a flying switch while walking en
the Erie railroad near the depot in Pater
son, N. J.
Jehn I. Davenport, U. S. commissioner
in New Yerk, yesterday sent te Judge
Blatchford his resignation as clerk of the
U. S. circuit court, te take effect ou Oc
Mrs. Oliver Jely and her three children,
aged respectively one, six aud ten years,
were drowned in the St. Lawrence rivcr,at
Bcrthicr, Quebec, yesterday afternoon, by
the upsetting of a beat.
The work of taking the census of the
Indians in the United States will begin en
October 1. It will be under ihe supervi
sion of Majer Jehn W, Powell, director of
the bureau of ethnology of the Smithson
The Louisville (Ky.) Pest company has
purchased the Bowling Green Intelligencer.
Ex-Governer Underwood, proprietor of the
latter journal, will be associated with
Messrs. Seal's and Madden in the manage
ment of the Pest.
A new silver field is reported te have
been discovered en Baltic Mountain, thirty
miles northwest of Lead ville, Colerado. A
new read and telegraph line are being con
structed from Lcadvillc te the place, and
miucrs and capitalists arc flecking there.
The cases of Henry, Virgil and Housten
Gully, for killing Gilmer, were taken up
en Tuesday in the circuit court of Kemper
comity, Mississippi. A severance was
granted at the hist term of court, aud
Virgil aud Housten Gully are new en trial.
The jury consists of eleven whites and ene
The rival wings of the Virginia Demo
cracy met at Richmond yesterday for the
purpose of effecting a compromise whereby
but one Hancock electoral ticket may re
maiu in the field and poll the full Demo
cratic vote. The terms of the agreement,
if any is effected, will probably be as Jout Jeut
lined in these columns some days age.
A car of the Union passenger railway
company was struck last night by a loco
motive en the Philadelphia, Wilmington
& Baltimore railroad, at Twenty-third
street and Washington aveuue, Phila., and
eight passengers and the driver of the car
were injured. One of the horses was killed
and the car was demolished.
The Great Western national fair, in
Lawrence, Kansas, was formally opened
en Tuesday, in presence of about ten thou
sand people. J.- F. Keener, president of
the association, delivered the opening ad
dress. Other addresses were made by
Mayer Usher and Alexander P. Brown, of
Philadelphia, the latter en lichalf of Colo
nel Ferney's excursion.
The national convention of hatters, in
Brooklyn, N. Y., adopted resolutions yes
terday condemning convict work iu the
state prison as an injury te their industry
and calling en the Legislature te abolish
convict labor ; also protesting against the
employment of child rcu by manufacturers,
and urging tlic legislatures of the different
states te appoint commissioners te investi
gate the subject.
The Republicans had a big pri'ssieu iu
Philadelphia last night.
Dr. Jonathan Meycr.a prominent citizen
of Leck Haven, died suddenly ycstcrday,ef
congestion of the brain.
Snow fell in Gallagher township, Ly
coming county, yesterday. This township
is in the Allegheny mountains.
J. Rockwell, of Pittston, a brakeman en
the Lehigh Valley railroad fell from a
train at l'cnn Haven Junction aud was
killed. He leaves a wife and three cliil
The Democrats of the Twelfth district
arc at a deadlock ou their congressional
nomination. They took a hundred and
fifty ballets at Pittsteu yesterday without
effecting a choice.
A four-vcar-eld daughter of Jehn Cel
lins, at Trout Run, near AVilliamspert, was
burned te death m bcu yesterday morning,
the house having taken fire and the child
The Hancock clubs of Shippcnsburg had
a parade aud torchlight precession en
Tuesday night in honor of the victory iu
Maine. After the parade was ever seven
guns were fired for the seven electoral
votes of Maine new sure for Hancock and
Miss Kate Mack, aged nineteen years,
died last evening of injuries received by
being run ever by cars at the cotton mill
in Seuth Easten, whereby ene leg was cut
off and the ether fearfully mangled. The
cotton mill stands along the track of the
Lehigh Valley read and this is the third
fatal accident that has occurred at that
In the Republican nominating cenven
tien yesterday Geerge Handy Smith was
named for state senator in the i list dis
trict, without opposition, and Harry
uuirK in the mini district receiv
ing C8 votes te 30 for Lamen, the pres
ent incumbent. Iu the Fifth, Jehn E.
Reyburn, present senator defeated Bunn,
after a spirited contest. Jehn C.Grady was
nominated in the seventh without opposi
tion. Nominations for Assembly were also
Deeds of ItloetL
A Ute Indian aud a Navajo fought a
duel with knives, near Santa Fc, N. M.,
last week, because both wanted te marry
the same girl. The Ute was killed and
the Navajo seriously wounded.
In Stamford, Conn., yesterday, James
B. Mcrritt being refused an interview with
his wife, who had returned te live with her
father, Frauk Tipper, assaulted a .sick vis
itor named Fountain, in the house, and
was shot twice and wounded by his brother-in-law.
Mcrritt went away and return
ed at midnight with a shotgun. Being re
fused admission, he fired through the
deer at his mother-in law, but missed her,
and was shot in the lungs by Fountain.
Mcrritt and Tipper were both arrested.
Seven negrees were arrested in Rebcrt-
.son county, Ky., en suspicion of being the
murderers of Laprauc, recently killed near
Sadlersvillc. One of them, named Hig
gins, made a confession en Tuesday, im-1
plicatine the ethers, four of whom were in
jail at Sadlersvillc, and two at Springfield.
? ; , v ;
On Tuesday niguKTaa armed mob of one
hundred-men broke! into-. the jail at Spring
field,-- afctit and kilkfd a negre named Ram
sey, debused of the murder of a young
woman, and carried the two negrees ac
cused of .the Laprade-niurder te a place
setcn miles out' of the town, where they
were lynched. The ether five, including
Higgins, were uudcr guard at Sadlersvillc,
but it was thought au attempt would be
made te lynch them last night.
THE VICTORY!!? MAINE.
riaistcd Certainly Elected.
ltrpnplicam Frauds Caat Count Htm Out.
The returns se far received show Davis
te be ahead by 1,841 majority. The towns
te hear from gave a Fusion majority last
year of 2,-100. If the same proportion' is
observed this year Plaistcd will have about
GOO majority. His election is net doubted
new. Recti's (Rep.) election is new as
sured. Hew it was obtained will seen be
made known. The bulldozing in Biddcferd
alone was enough of itself te vitiate the
election of Reed. The Argiis publishes an
affidavit from William Mahan, swearing
that h'e.was discharged from tlic Pcppcrill
mill for voting the Democratic ticket, and
several ether cases of fraud have been
The indications are that Linds-cy's
(Rep.) election is in doubt, or se close that
there will be a contest for the scat. Kuex
county returns reduced his majority te ."50,
but Somerset returns raised it a little ; still
his election is net assured beyond doubt.
General Plaistcd says that his majority
will be about two thousand, and these
figures are vouched for by shrewd Demo
crats. The proclamation of Lee Cramlall,
of Washington, claiming a great Green
back victory, is disgusting all decent
Greciibackcrs, who regaitl this as the first
step toward breaking the fusion en the elec
toral ticket. If this should Ikj attempted
the days of Greciibackism in Maine are
numbered. A large majority of the rank
and iile would go ever in a body te the
Hancock columns. If the Fusionists have
only a pluraltty, it is understood that
the supreme court will be asked by the
Republicans te declare that the amend
ment te thcconstitutieu, passed by popu
lar vote last Monday, cannot go into ef
fect. This would be a very stupid move,
for it was the Republican party that forced
through the bill te submit the amendment
te have a plurality elect and te make it
operative in this election. Plaistcd will
have a majority ever all, however.
General llanceck'x Congratulations.
Among the dispatches received by Mr.
II. M. Plaistcd, governor-elect of the state
of Maine, is the following :
Govjaweit's Islaxp, N. V., Sept. II, 1SSJ.
Te Hen. Harris M. Plaistcd, Banger,
Accept my congratulations en the glori
ous result of your campaign. It will in
spire our friends with confidence aud
strengthen them in the preliminary battles
which remain te be fought elsewhere and
which need our forces.
AV. S. Hancock.
Colonel Crandall, iu an address he has
issued for the National Greenback commit
tee, glorifies the Greciibackcrs of Maine
for their victory, " although handicapped
by the supporters of Hancock," and other
wise vilified the Democratic party precise
ly as might have been expected from a
Republican agent. There is hardly room
te doubt the truth of the belief that Crau
dall's salary for editing, the Greenback
piper is paid from the Republican funds.
At Heme and Abroad.
At Londen yesterday the race for the
St. Lcger stakes was run at the Doncaster
September meeting ami was wen
by Mr. Brewer's Rebert the Devil. Lord
Resebcry's Cipelita secured the second
place, and Mr. Naylor's The Abbet the
third. Twelve horses ran.
At Bradford, Pa., yesterday was the sec
ond day of the fall meeting. The weather
was fine, the track in geed condition aud
the attendance large.
The 2:37 class race was wen by Kellene,
Jack second, Lady June third, Lady Mac
fourth. Best time, 2:33.
The 2:2-1 class was wen by Ella Dee,
Clara second, Amber third, Argonaut
fourth." Tenf Keele fifth. Best time,
.Society Greatly Shocked in Galcbburg. Ill
Galcshurg (Illinois) society is greatly
agitated ever the marriage of one of
Galesburg's most refined and highly
educated young ladies te a colored man
who was a servant iu the family.
She is highly connected, her father having
been an eminent divine at the time of his
death and well-known in Episcopal circles
throughout the Northwest. The couple
ran away last evening and were married.
Te-day they were found several miles from
Chicago at a colored man's residence.
Sail, Sadder, Saddest.
"Of all sad word of tongue or pen
The saddest are these : it might have been.'
Fer several weeks the truly loyal of
Strasbnrg had been making arrangements
te put up a pole in honor of Credit Mo Me
hilier and DcGelyer. After having the
pole lying for some time at its place of
erection, bills were printed and distributed
announcing the fact that such patriots as
Billy AVcavcr, Ames H. Myliu and Prof.
Keller would address the multitude. Reg
ulation speeches were proposed. " Maine"
was te be the thcine. A beaid was pre
pared for the pole, having en it '' Maine's
majority " the balance te go ou
after Monday. But it has gene tlie ether
way ; and new it is with saddened and
long faces that the Republicans of Stras
burg may be seen perambulating the
streets of their quiet little town.
Anether Hancock I'ele.
Master Heward Leng Lively, only six
years old, is strongly grounded in the
Democratic faith, and for some time past
has insisted ou the erection of a Hancock
hickory in the premises of his father
Henry Lively, Ne. 37 North Prince street,
On Tuesday he procured from his father's
farmer a splendid sapling 51 feet in height
and with the aid of some " children of a
larger growth," erected the pole in honor
of Hancock and English. The pole is sur
mounted by a cock crewing ever the vic
tory in Maine ; a large flag floats from it,
and nai'.cd te 'the mast arc the names of
Hancock and English.
.-Seventh Ward Club.
The Senior Hancock and English club
of the Seventh ward held a large and en
thusiastic meeting at thcirhcadquarteisat
B. Kuhlnian's saloon 'last evening. A
number of new members signed the roll,
mounted aids te the colonel were ap
pointed, and arrangements made te join in
tiie demonstration of Friday evening. The
question of equipments was deferred until
a future meeting, but torches were order
ed. The club meets again en Friday even
ing at 7 o'clock, sharp.
There will he a public discussion at At
glcn, Chester county, en Saturday, Sept.
25, at 1 o'clock, between Jeseph P. AVal AVal
ten, of Cechranvillc, Chester county, in
the affirmative, and Dr. Husten, of Homc Hemc
ville, and Dr. Bailey, of Atglcn, in the
negative, of the following question :
Ik the Republican platform, which
Mr. Garfield has accepted as a candidate
for the nresidencv. a falsehood en the con-
I stitutien of the United States and the
Amcricau flag ?
lUceptioa.er America Hese Ne. of Alko Alke Alko
tewat Large 1'arade by the lire DeparieMkii
- Early lasfc veiling the firemen began id
assemble at their engine houses and by
eight o'clock all had gathered in the neigh
borhood of the Reading depot ready te
participate in the parade given in honor
of the AineriiM hose .-company of Allea
town. The train from Reading arrived
shortly after eight o'clock and ith It
came the visiting firemen; After their
hose carriage was unleaded the line was
formed in the following erder:
Chief Marshal E. McMellcn.
Aids Stln. Jehn M. .Amwcg ;-Friendship,
Jacob Uecse ; Washington; Jehn
Cresbaugh ; American, Philip Smith ;
Humane, Jacob AVch; Shiftier, P. B.
Ferducy : Empire. AVm. Slaymakcr.
Chief Engineer Ferducy and assistants,
Jacobs and Arneld.
Sun fire company, Ne. 1, with hose car
riage and 'JO men. Chief marshal, Benja
min Fulmcr; assistants, Harry Mctzgar
and Themas Dccn.
Keystone drum corps.
Friendship eempany. Ne. 2, with 30
men. Chief marshal, Bher. Smith ; assist
ants, A1. Maxwell and AVml naldy.
Washington eempany Ne. 4, with 45
men. Chict marshal, Andrew II. Ham Ham
eond ; assistant, Henry Blickcnderfer.
Spring Gaulcu drum corps.
Humane company, Ne. 0, 40 men. Chief
niaishal, Peter Ritchie; assistants, Am
brose Hcrkeulciteraud J. J. Schcctz.
Shiftier rempany, Ne. 7, with cngine
drawn by horses, and 50 men with Chinese
lanterns. Chief marshal, Rccd Fisher ;
assistants, Charles Franciscus aud Geerge
Empire hook and ladder company. Ne.
l.with truck drawn by horses. Chief
marshal, Sam S. Sprccher; assistants,
Jehn C. Carter aud Jacob Shirk, 35 men.
Allcntewu Cornet Band.
America Hese Company Ne. 2, of Al Al
lcneowu, with hose carriage. 48 men.
Henry Kecnig, chief marshal, Charles Gil
Clcmmcus's City Band.
American Ne. 5, of Lancaster, with hose
carriage, -10 equipped men and 50 une
quipped, wearing badges.
After the parade had formed it moved
ever (he route published in the IntelM IntelM
ei:nci:ij before. Everywhere along the
line of march the sidewalks were crowded.
All tlie engine houses wcie illuminated as
well as many private residences. As the
line passed the engine houses the bells
were kept ringing. At the Humane house
there was a brilliant display of fireworks.
All the eaip mies looked well, especially
the visitors, and it was the licst firemen's .
parade Lanv.ister has seen for years.
After the parade the Allcntewn boys were
taken by the American company te Maen Maen
ncrcher ball, where a banquet was held.
After both companies hail marched into
the hall, P.. Frank. Eshehuan made
a speech of welcome te the visitors
en behalf of the American, te which Mr.
Jehn Kisslcr, of Allcntewn, niade a neat
reply. Alter the speeches the boys all
fell tee aud ditl ample justice te the geed
things set before them. During the ban
quet excellent music was furnished by
Clcnnr.ens City baud and the Allcntewn
band. All went along smoothly aud the
pleasant affair broke up at a late hour this
After the Empire truck company had
returned te their house they were invited
by Jehn A. Snyder te his saloon en North
Queen street. Here they were royally en
tertained. Instrumental music was fur
nished by the Millcrsville band and " chin "
music in large quantities by the company.
The visitors arc stepping at the Leepard
hotel. Among these with the company
are J. P. Diliiuger, chief engineer of the
fire department of Allcntewn and Biglcr
Heflbrt, James Smith and Jehn Murray
Te-day the visiting firemen are attend
ing the large picnic at AVhat Glen, which
is given by the American company. To
morrow evening they will be entertained
by the Humane company at Rethweilcr's
This morning the Allcntewn band, ac
companied by the lire company, marched
te the office of Mayer MacGeniglc, whom
they serenaded. The mayor made his ap
pearance at the deer aud returned his
thanks te the firemen.
The Jlt:-it-ul Kxtravagunzn
at Fulton Opera
Ferd and .Dcnhani's Masqueradcrs ap
peared at. Pulton eicra house last night
before a beggarly array of empty benches,
there being scan-ely mere than a hundred
people all told iu the hall. The firemen's
parade and ether outside attractions
doubtless had considerable effect in keep
ing people away, and it required a geed
deal of nerve ou the part of the performers
te endeavor te make fun before an audi
ence of such scanty numbers. Ami there is
fun, plenty of it, in the picce; large
chunks of mirth distributed around in a
reckless way that is truly startling.
The actual effect, however, produced by
this incongruous carnival of nonsense is
inferior te that of ether performances of
the same general character, like " Fun en
the Pacific." AV'hilc te attempt a criticism
of the " wild farcical conceit" would be
only less absurd than the piece itself, there
is no denying that had a little mere design
been observed in the arrangement of the
funny situations and comic sayings of
which the piece is se prolific, the merri
ment would have been mere real ; as it is,
it is without form and void, with here and
there mere than a suspicion of tedium. Mr.
Dcnhain would show wisdom iu following
a rehearsal through, book in hand, and
drawing his pencil through the dragging
passages. Then he might take what was
left, give it te some one who had an idea
of the rules of construction, aud no doubt
a very pleasing piece of work would be
the result. In its present form "Pranks"
pre.-ents a curious admixture of music,
mirth and stupidity. The latter ingredi
ent needs te be eliminated. The music,
tee, might, be improved, for though there
are half a de.eu dashing popular melodies,
including the " Policemen's chant," aud
the " Full Moen chorus," there is no
really first-class music- iu the whole enter
tainment. Miss Ella Chapman made the
hit of the evening; she is a charming lit
tle seubiette, lively as a cricket, a clever
dancer, excellent banjo picker, and
a geed singer. Miss Blanche Chap
man did what she had te de with
her usual grace, but the performance was
tee elose te the regulation variety te adapt
itself te her accomplishments ; and the
same is true of that sterling comedian 31r.
Geerge AV. Dcuham. Mr. Rebert Slavin's
negre eevc nl rici ties pleased the audience
immensely, as did Mr. AVills's Dutch com cem
icalities and Mr. Shcftcr as the unsophisti
cated young man afforded some amuse
ment. M isses Mamie Tayler and Emma
Hall didn't have much te de, and they tlid
it as well as could have been expected.
Still They Come.
David P. Flaud, of Bird-in-Hand, who
has heretofore acted with the Republicans
has declared for Hancock. He was a
Union beldier, was wounded at the battle
or Petersburg, A'a., and was afterwards
cared for by Mrs. Hanceek. The villain
ous abuse heaped upon his old commander
by the Re publican press has se disgusted
Mr. Viand that he will resent the wrenir
by voting for Hancock and English.