Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, September 20, 1880, Image 2

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lUncastet Intelligencer.
Contemptible Journalism.
The New Yerk Tribune chides the
New Yerk Times for having conceded
the election of .Plaisted in Maine, and
sets itself up as the Republican organ
nonpareil of New Yerk, while at the
same time it plumes itself that it is con
ducted "with honest and sole reference
te giving the facts." Its despicable
course during this entire campaign has
proven that its management is anything
else than honest and truthful. Its sup
pression of Schuyler Colfax's presence at
Chatauqua when Garfield was there, its
refusal te publish the Hancock-Sherman
letter, after clamoring for it, its refusal
te publish the statement of the Republi
can lawyers in Indiana that nearly all
the mortgages foreclosed by Mr. English
were foreclosed by them for a Republican
client whose trustee Mr. E. was only,
and its treatment of the "Wade Hampton
speech, are notable examples of its con cen con
temptibleexcmplificatien of the meanest
style of journalism.
In the very issue in winch it beasts it
self an " honest " paper it proves the
contrary by declaring that a Democratic
Congress " made persistent opposition te
the payment of the pensions of Union
soldiers," when it knows that a Demo
cratic Congress voted millions mere for
lensiens than its Republican predeces
sors. In the same issue, in republish
ing a statement that some blatherskite
in Virginia" wished twiceasmany Yan
kees had been killed as were," it calls
this "solid Southern sentiment,''
though the paper from which it repub
lishes it says the speaker was promptly
sat down en and that the ex-Confederates,
who heard him, applauded one of their
number who resolutely rebuked him.
Again the Tribune has been publishing a
fac simile of a rebel Hag cut displayed in
an Arkansas paper ever an account of a
Democratic barbecue and has never pub
lished the following reasonable explana
tion of the matter, which has been cur
rent for weeks and which is given in this
shape te tin Philadelphia Times by a
Mr. Nattily, who is a staunch Garfield
Republican and lives in the same town
where the offending newspaper is pub
lished :
" Although I am n Republican and in
tend te vote for Garfield," said Mr. Naul
ty, " yet I want te see justice done. "Web
ber is a Northern man and was an eflicer
in the Union army. He is secretary of the
Arkansas press association. lie is a posi
tive censcrvatist. He is much esteemed,
and has done mere in the cause of emigra
tion than any ether man in the state. The
St. Leuis & Iren Mountain railroad sent
him te this city last October, when he
opened an eliicc en Walnut street, below
Third, for the sale of lauds. He remained
hereabout three months. The Het Springs
Teleyraph is one of the eldest newspapers
in the state, but it is continually changing
hands. When the barbecue took place
Webber looked ever the old cuts for a
flag. He came across the Hag printed,
and thinking it was a Union Hag he
sent it into the composing room, and when
he discovered the error he ordered the
press te be stepped before the entire issue
should be printed, and substituted another
flag. Most of the papers, however, had
already been printed, and although the ed
itor tried te keep them back some of them
get out, and the newspapers took up the
heading and denounced it as a rebel defi
ance." The Tribune, which under its founder
was a reliable werkpaper, however radi
cal and even rabid its opinions, has de
generated into a hireling organ, a steel
pigeon for sleck gamblers,and a Hessian
and mercenary whose editorial and news
columns, like its financial departments,
are always "te let."
People who are distressed about the
sectional distribution of parties will de
well te bear in mind that of the 4,290,070
Democratic votes polled in 1S7G,3,20C,0S2
were located in slates that had net been
in rebellion and only 1,0S9,GSS in stales
that were in rebellion.
Alse that in the slates el Cennecti
cut, New Yerk, New Jersey, Penn
sylvania, Ohie, Indiana and Illi
neis, the Democracy inlS70 had 1 ,801,312
votes te 1,S52.S21 Republican. As these
states have nearly half the entire pepu'
latien of the country ; ever half the per
sons engaged in manufactures, median
ics, mines and trades ; include
the leading cities of New Yerk,
Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, and
Cincinnati : own half the real and per-
soeal estate of the country ; have half
the manufactories, employees, capital,
products and wages ; half the farms ;
nearly half the railroads, newspapers
and colleges ; produce three-fourths of
the pig iron and four-fifths of the coal
commercial interests are net apt te be
paralyzed by having the administration
put into the hands of the party which is
in the majority in these stales.
Had Mr. Reltzhoevcr really written
the Curridcn letter, which he pronounces
and his friends Iwlieve te be a forgery, it
is difficult te understand what Republi
cans could ex'wet te gain by using it as
evidence that the Democratic congress
men arc unfavorable te pensioning Union
soldiers when the facts are se notoriously
against this statement. The following
table shows the amounts appropriated for
pensions in the respective years:
Republican Congress,
Democratic Censrrcss.
1872 $ 1.070,000
1873 ,4SO,000
1874 :W,4SO,000
1875 Jii.'.tSO.OOO
1S77 $ 2,KtS,a(X)
1878 2V33.IW0
187U t,371..ri74
1SS1 41,011,000
187 30,000,tOO
Total $ll,tKM,G0n Total $183,315, 274
The Republican campaign managers
are distributing through this community
pamphlets giving some extracts from
what Democrats have said favorable te
Garfield. They should disseminate the
1873 opinions of the New Yerk Tribune,
New Yerk Times, Harper's Weekly, New
Yerk Independent, Cincinnati Commer
cial, Philadelphia Bulletin and Telc
tjraph, Judge Poland's report "and the
resolutions of Garfield's Republican con
stituents, te prove what a ' distressing
figure " he cut when it was shown that
he had received $329 from Oakcs Ames,
" then understood " by him te have been
" balance of j dividends after paying for
the stock ;" and te prove that his re
ceiving "$5,000 for his aid " te a " no ne no
terious jobber " " in getting through a
paving contract " indicated " the giving
fiway of the moral foundations."
That portion of Mr.Cenkling's "great
est effort" which was net -a eulogy of
Grant and of Arthur, a virulent assault
en Hayes, or agraceless snubbing of Gar
field, is an onslaught upon the Southern
states, an attempt te show that their
commercial and industrial rank is far
below these of the North, and therefore
that Hancock should net be elected. If
Mr. Conkling's facts are true we fail te
see what bearing they have against Han
cock's election. They only prove that
the Northern states should elect mere
Democrats te Congress, which they show
a great disposition te de. Inasmuch as
ever two-thirds of the Democratic vote
is te be found in states that were net in
rebellion, and since the Democracy have
mere than a majority of the voters in the
great belt of states, beginning with Con
necticut and ending with Illinois, the
commercial interests of the country
have nothing te fear from Democratic
The preposition of Gen. Mahone, en
the part of these Virginia Democrats
whom it hurts te think of paying their
debt, te held a primary election te decide
which of the two electoral tickets shall
be supported by the whole party, was evi
dently insincerely made, since when it
was accepted by the state credit Demo Deme
crats,subject te the proviso that none but
Democrats should vote at the primaries,
the Mahone people refused it. They
wanted the Republican vote te help
them out ; which was at once a confes
sion of their weakness and lack of geed
faith. Of course the idea of permitting
Republicans te vote en a question be
tween Democrats as te their nominees
for their electoral ticket was preposter
ous. The fusion project is therefore at
an end.
New Maud S., "queen of the turf," holds
undisputed sway.
Turc Pittsburgh Lender, Rep, manfully
admits that its party was badly whipped
in Maine. They all knew it.
Te-day the state fair merges into the
internatural sheep show, and the display
of stock and woellen fabrics will be one of
the finest ever seen in the world. ICO, 000
persons have already visited the state fair
and the "sheep show " will attract tens of
thousands mere.
Tnrc Examiner gratuitously anueuncc-s
that the Democrats of this city will held
their first general parade next Saturday
evening. If the Examiner will kindly
alii . the city Democracy te fix their own
time of parade it will most likely be about
Friday evening, October 1.
Hex. J. V. Fakwelt. pleads in the New
Yerk Independent for all " Christian '
people te v6te for Garfield as though
Hancock was as great an infidel as Beb Tn Tn
gersell, as unorthodox as Bccclicr, or :is
much of a pious fraud as Colfax. Brether
Farwcll's pious exhortation is consider
ably marred by one or two naked falsehoods
and a great deal of malignant and un
christian misrepresentation.
Tnn Springfield Republican, which is sup
porting Garfield, dolefully says : "The plan
of the Republican campaign as managed
from New Yerk by Mr. Jewell has broken
down at the first fire. A singing and a speak
ing campaign, precession and bran and blus
ter, appear te be no match for the stealthy
and fatal still-hunt which Barnum learned
from Tildcn and has improved upon te the
manifest advantage of his cause. The
noise of the captain and the shouting is en
the Republican side in Indiana ; hut the
result in Maine must make every one some
what doubtful whether the voters arc."
MeDEitx research makes game of the
Swiss patriot, William Tell, and shows
him te be only a mediaeval version of the
story of Brutus, the very names being akin
and standing in their respective languages
for feel or idiot. The fairy tales which
delighted our youth are traced back te the
ancestors of the vandals ; and even the ap
parently silly baby legend of " The Heuse
that Jack Uuilt" has just been trium.
phantly proved by a Hebrew scholar te be
an English version or an old Jewish alie
gory, the various steps of which depicted
historical epochs in the national life of Is
rael. Even Lc Sage's famous Docter San
grade turns up with hardly a variation in
the " Adventures of Owlglass,'" which has
been in circulation in Germany for at
least mere than four hundred years. Julian
the apostate has had his life and character
successfully defended against the Chris
tian traduccrs, and we may leek forward
with confidence te the publication of a
work placing Nere en a higher plane of
virtue and greatness and proving that the
conflagration of Reme, wherein he is pop
ularly represented as playing at once the
role of an incendiary and fiddling feel, was
really the work of the pious but plotting
Christians of the city. The vandals are
still afoot.
Mrs. M.vnv Tysex, mother of Hen.
Henry A. Tyson, mayor of Reading, died
in that city en Saturday morning, aged 70.
The Liberal League indulged in a fracas
at Chicago en Saturday night, the result
of which was that Mr. Ben Ixgkksem.
withdrew from the organization.
Hen. Lafayette S. Festei:, formerly
president of the United States Senate and
acting vice president of the United States,
died at Norwich, Conn., yesterday morn
ing, after a brief illness. He was a direct
descendent of Miles Staudish.
W. Stump Fokweod, M. D., of Harford
county, Md., who participated in the recent
Pennsylvania and Maryland medical re
union at Tell's Hain, near this city, writes
a lengthy and pleasant account of it for
the current number of the Maryland Medi
cal Journal, a Baltimore publication.
Sitting Bull is described as being the
most intrepid, intelligent and energetic
savage living, aud as one who never will
consent te surrender unconditionally te
the United States authorities. lie is forty
eight years of age and has a family of
three daughters and one son.
Hbrbeiit SrEXCEit, the distinguished
philosophical writer, is of medium stature
slimly built, long-legged, and a great
walker. He is a bachelor, living in a quiet
bearding heuse in the West End of Len
den. He talks with the same force and
perspicuity as he writes.
Maoeie Mitchell is renewing her tri-
umpbs in the West. Her uniquenesses
something the public never tire of, and
the long train of imitators that fellow her
attest the popularity of her style. Her
husband, 3Ir. Paddock, accompanies her,
and manages her business with efficiency
and tact.
When Adei.tx.v Patti war, a little girl
of ten years she had a filial attachment for
Olc Bull, whom she always called " Olcy,"
and lie relied mere upon her criticism of
his playing than upon that of any ether
judge, the development of her musical
powers even at that early age being extra
Hen. R. V. Piekck, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
resigns the remainder of hisHcrni as rep
resentative in Congress. His recent ill
ness tnrcw him se far behind in his busi
ness affairs that it will take all his time te
catch up. It would be tee great a private
sacrifice, he says, for him te return te Con
A Pennsylvania .Merchant Found IJeail in his
Koeiuat Croen's Hetel.
Jacob Elepsky, a merchant of Bradford
Pa., was found dead in his bedroom at
Creek's hotel,Ne.84 Chatham street, N.Y.,
Sunday afternoon. The gas was turned full
en at the single burner in the room, the
window near the bed was closed closed and
the curtain was down. The swinging
ventilator ever the deer was also
shut. Death had apparently been caused
bv suffocation. The ventilaiers in
the hotels arc generally open, but some
have been closed in the recent cool weath
er, se that Elepsky did net. himself close
the ventilator in his room. Saturday night
was rather warm, however. The man
came te the hotel en Friday night and
went immediately te bed. He had with
him a small black valise full or clothing,
and said that he thought he would stay in
town three or four days and would like te
pay in advance. The money was handed
ever and he took his receipt. Saturday
morning he went out aud returned
in the afternoon. Seme of the
guests in the iieiel remember hav
ing seen hint wandering about in an
absent-minded way. Saturday night lie
called for his key at '.) o'clock. The cham
bermaid knocked loudly at the deer at
neon yesterday without receiving an an
swer. She knocked again at 2, but still
there was no answer. The clerk looked
through the ventilator and saw the man
lying motionless upon the bed. A cheap
silver watch and geld chain and $1.2: were
found in Elepsky "s pockets, with a num
ber of receipts for fancy goods aud cauls
of various New Yerk fancy-goods merch
ants. Ferdinand Ehrlich, a dealer in fan
cy goods at 2": Church street said that
Elepsky had a small farm in Brad
ford, and that in dull times was a
peddler. lie was married and had a large
family. He called at Ehrlich's store en
Saturday and bought hosiery. While he
was examining silk handkerchiefs he said
he wanted te go te Housten street and
leek at another man's stock. lie would
return seen and take away his goods.
Thai was the last time Mr. E'lrlieh saw
him. While looking ever his books last.
evening Mr. Creek found that Elepsky
had been at the hotel last April.
In the very room in which Mr. Elepsky
died a man named L lark and connected
with a Philadelphia banking-house shot
himself through the head some years a.
Cecil tliat .Inn Emmet iliaiie n:i the
rjtage of a Italtiniore Theatre.
The engagement, of .Tee Emmet at the
Ilellidav Street theatre, Baltimore, during
last week, was probably the most sneeess-
lul ever played by him. At each pcriorm pcrierm
ance hundreds were tarncd away, while
the interior of the theatre was crowded te
excess an hour before the curtain went up.
Manager Albaugh and two or three ether
friends of Emmet met him at the depot
upon his arrival here last Monday, and
never lest sight of him during the week,
except en Thursday, when he managed
te elude their vigilance and escape.
lie immediately took the train en the
Philadelphia. Wilmington and Baltimore
railroad northward, but his friends had
him captured at Bay Views just outside of
the city limits, and brought back te the
city. At the Saturday matinee Emmet,
while evidently intoxicated, walked up te
one of the proscenium boxes, in which was
seated the proprietor of the hotel where he
stepped, and shaking his fist in that gen
tleman's face, exclaimed, " (let out of
here!" On Saturday night his condition
was greatly improved, but he emittod neat
ly all of his songs. Just before the close
of the la?t scene he suddenly walked down
te the feet lights and shouted, ' Step the
music !"' A dead silence followed, and
then, in a weak and trembling voice and
with tears pouring down his cheeks. Fritz
spoke as fellows :
"Ladies and Gentleman :"' I was verv
sick te-day. Ced only knows hew sick I
was. it was heart sickness. At this evi
dent allusion te the action of his wife in
having him put in prison he laid his hand
en his heart and looked mournfully
around. 1 would net have appeared
here te-night but for one man, and he is
Jehn Albaugh. r Applause. I told him
this afternoon that 1 was tee sick te play
te-night, and he said : 'Jee, for Ced's sake
play for my sake.' Fer no ether man
would I have played : net thai. I
de net appreciate the applause of
tins audience and I lie .smile.-; el the pretty
eyes present and Baltimore is fuil
of them but I was tee heartsick." At
this point Emmet sat down en the Mage
and exclaimed : "Johnnie Albaugh is a
geed fellow, and I was glad te be able te
fulfil my engagement with him. Ap
plause. Then in an undertone Emmet
said, apparently addressing himself,
" Brace tip. brace up." He then sprang
te his feet, saying : " Let the music go
en," and finished the performance without
further break.
When he made he allusions te Mr. Al
baugh, he was greeted with loud applause,
but as he proceeded his rcmaks were coldly
received, and when the curtain went down
there was a dead silence anil no cllbrl was
made te call him te the front.
A .Sijjliilicunt Letter.
CeLVMiirs, Ind., Sept. 1-i, 1SS0.
I have been a resident of Wayne town
ship, in this county, for the past six weeks,
when I moved from Shelby county. I
have been a Republican all liiy life until
this year, when my eyes were opened te
the rascality of the se-called peer man's
party by their shipping negrees into Shel
by county te vole and threw peer white
men out or employment. I was m Com
pany II, Thirty-seventh Indiana volunteers
and claim that I have a right te vote with
the party that is the true friend te the
soldier and the peer man. I knew that
the Republicans did bring negrees into
Shelby county. If anybody doubts my
sincerity or the correctness of this state
ment, I refer him te Jehn Gcarharr, of
Wayne township, or W. J. Satcr, of this
city. Henceforth I intend te vote and
work with the Democratic party, and te
de all in my power for the success of the
whole Democratic ticket.
Ben-. T. Clauk.
Hancock telegraphed te the "Fleppcrs' "
meeting in Pittsburgh : "The composition
of your meeting will indicate that the re
mains of sectionalism and bitterness are te
be bnricd ; that living issues arc te be
grappled with, and that we have a grew
ing party covering all sections aud embody
ing harmony, freedom of opinion, and fan
expression of truth through the ballet
Eecause Plaisted is Elected.
A correspondent of the Bosten Glebe,
who went te the state house in Augusta,
Me., and examined the returns, telegraphs
te his paper as fallows :
" All are there with the exception of
these ireni twenty-two places, the towns
reported give Davis 72,104, Plaisted 71,402,
showing a plurality of 702 for Davis. The
twenty-two towns te hear from last year
gave Davis 1,40j ; Garcclen and Smith,
2,171, bcin" a Fusion majority of 700. If
these towns come in as they did last year,
and I learn that Union net gains have been
inauc in tnem, l'laistca will liave a
plurality ever Davis of C5. I am convinced
that the figures arc correct, for care was
taken m the compilation. The clerks'
returns arc net, as a general thing, models
et accuracy, and if the elhcial returns arc
no better, there will be some difficulty in
their tabulation. Fer instance, the clerk
el assaluore returned the Plaisted vote
of that town as being east for Hiram M
Plaisted, and it is said that if the town's
record is in the same shape, the votes can
net be counted ler Harris M. Plaisted. le
ell'sct this, however, another clerk returns
the JJavis vote of Ins town as for Daniel
W. Davis. Similar errors are noticed
"The Republicans arc new claiming Da
vis's election if the towns unreported held
their own, but are hoping against hope
that they will gain enough te wipe out
riaistcd s plurality as at present indicated.
Among the towns te hear from arc the
Unionist strongholds of Cape Elizabeth,
Sebago, Bremen, Prospect, Turner, Mill
Bridge, Van Buren and ethers.
"The evidence is new clear that Plaisted
is elected governor of Maine, whatever
may be done toward cheating him out of
By midnight Saturday all except seven
towns in iuauic had been heard from, giv
ing Davis 73,5-12 ami Plaisted 73,403. The
towns te come in gave last vcar 107 Fusion
majority. This would new give Plaisted
US plurality. It is expected they will
snow li anion gams, as have all the towns
in that vicinity.
Edmund Wilsen, member of the national
committee from Maine, says: "There is
net the slightest reason te doubt that we
have carried the state. Blaine's first de
spatch te Garfield alarmed the Republi
cans ana rendered some desperate remedy
necessary te let them down easy. Se, en
the second day after the election, the re
turns, which had been coming in regularly,
suddenly slopped, and there were many in
dicatiens that lraud was being committed
But they cannot succeed. The count of
the vote will show that Plaisted is elected."
Mr. Wilsen believes that Hancock will
carry Maine in November.
A despatch te the Democratic national
committee from Portland, Me., says : Re
turns from 4!)G towns, mostly from Repub
lican sources, carelulry revised, givcl'Iais
led 73,403 ; Davis, 73,512 ; majority for
Davis, 49. Same towns in 1870 : Repub
lican, 7e,S02 ; Opposition, 00,700 ; Repub
lican majority, 15,042 ; Republican less,
1-1,093. Seven towns te be heard from
which voted in 1870, Republican, C5 ;
Democratic, 171 ; and in 1870, Republi
can, 01 : opposition, 228. They will elect
Plaisted by about 200 majority. There
are about 500 scattering votes te in
crease the majority against the Republi
cans, i no nest proel et the demoraliza
tion of the Republicans is shown by
the fact that they threaten te have Blaine's
supreme cemt declare that it requires a
majority el all votes cast te elect the gov
ernor. Republicans have carried ;the Leg.
islalurc by resorting te the most desperate
means in close towns and counties. Ot the
22 senators, they elect 13, who have each
less than 100 majority. Great joy is felt
that een. Andersen, a staunch Democrat,
is elected te Congress ever Reed. Reed
claims 109 majority, but many mere votes
for Andersen were tendered by citizens
whose names wcra .surreptitiously emitted
from the lists by Republican election
officers. In Blaine's district, Lind-
sey, Republican, claims about 100 ma
jority ever Philbrick, but Philbrick
will contest and expose the reckless bribery
of Lindsay's supporters. Frye Republican,
aud Ladd and ?Iuich, opposition, arc
elected by large majorities! " The " bull bull
eozing'' of factory hands throughout the
state was open and violent. In Biddcferd
Democrats were compelled te vote the Re
publican ticket or leave their work, and
these who did net were discharged. In
Seuth Berwick Democrats were net al
lowed the mills te vote, and similar coer
cion was used in ether factory towns, but
the people have triumphed. The presiden
tial campaign will be prosecuted here with
out regard te miner differences, te rescue
the state and county from Republican des
potism." The Union forces of Banger had a grand
celebration there Saturday eveuing in
honor of their great victory at the recent
election. An imposing torchlight proces preces
sion paraded through the principal streets,
where many stores and residences were
brilliantly illuminated. Congressman
Ladd, Senater-elect Jennings and ethers
were serenaded, big bonfires were lighted
in the squares and the booming of cannon
resounded from the heights.
Last night the political situation was
net materially changed, an uncertainty
existing in regard te the result of the gu
bernatorial vote, which may require the
official count te remove. The opinion is
rapidly gaining ground among all classes
that General Plaisted really received a
majority, or at least a plurality of the
votes cast, aud that the Republicans will
net be aide te change the result, but arc
simply trying te keep up the appearance
of Davis's election in the hope of inlhicuc
ing the result in the doubtful states 'seen
le held elections. The Kcpubhcaus wear
especially sorrowful faces since the impos
ing demonstration of the opposition which
in its magnitude surpassed any former
political celebrations in that section, The
Democrats and Grccnbackcrs in ether por
tions of Maine arc celebrating their great
victor' with enthusiasm. It is the current
talk among conservative men that Maine
will new be ready for an anti-Garfield ma
jority in November, and that the Repub
licans will find it a hopeless contest te stem
the tide with a fusion electoral ticket in
the field. During the summer the under
standing was that the ticket should cm
brace three Democrats and four Grccn
backcrs. The Democrats at their state
convention put in nomination their elect
ors, and the Greenback state committee,
te which the Greenback state convention
referred the matter, chose four prominent
Crecnbackers. The Grccnbackcrs have
called a state convention at Portland this
week te ratify the ticket.
The P. O. S. cf A. had a parade at Fleet
weed, Berks county, en Saturday.
The Pan Presbyterian Alliance meets in
Philadelphia this week and the religious
people there are much interested in its de
liberations. Al lento wn has subscribed $01,000 to
ward starting a silk factory there, and the
building is te go up at once in the Jerdan
meadows of that enterprising city.
O. M. Warner, lime burner of Reading,
is missing since Monday last, and foul play
is feared. He is about 5 feet in height,
weighs probably 150 pounds, lias dark hair
and sandy moustache, lame in left leg, and
was drcsseu in rather light clothes, lie
had in his pocket a roll of bank notes
amounting te about $50.
The America fire company of Allentown,
late the guests of the American in this
city, were handsomely entertained at Read
ing by the Rainbow of that place. The
festivities were held in Fairvicw park,
where a ball was given in honor of the
visitors. They left for Allentown Satur
day evening.
Miss Emma Longaker, wife of Hiram C.
Longaker, residing in Frederick township,
Montgomery county, nearZicglcrvillc, died
last week of lockjaw. She trod en a nail a
short time age, but did net think the
wound a serious one ; but a few days age
it began te pain her, and tetanus, or lock
jaw, seen set in, resulting in her death.
Ex-Stale Senater G. II. Rowland, at the
primary election, carried Pike county for
Congress by a very large majority, elect
ing liis three conferees ever Hen. Rebert
Kletz, the present incumbent. Edwin J.
Baker, formerly el" Philadelphia, receives
the nomination of associate Judge, and
William Wcstall, from present indications,
is nominated for representative.
In Scranteu, en Saturday night, the
Democratic central club of Lackawanna
county swung a Hancock and English ban
ner from their headquarters. Half an hour
previous, Democratic clubs from nearly
every ward in the city began te march te
Lackawanna avenue, and the street was
seen packed with a crowd estimated at
from 3,000 te 4,000. A number of bands
were out, and the enthusiasm reached a
high pitch.
The latest sensation in Northeastern
Pennsylvania is the supposed discovery
that vast quantities of oil lie under the
barren wastes of Pike and Wayne coun
ties. A geologist of some note, while
traveling through this section of country,
discovered that, the northeastern counties
arc undoubtedly en the same" oil vein"
as Bradford, the great oil centre. Prepa
rations are new making te bore te the
depth of fifteen hundred feet, when, if no
oil is found, the venture will be aban
Virulent rinderpest has appeared in Yol Yel
hynia, the principal cattle district in Rus
sia. The League of American Wheelmen nre
holding a convention in New Yerk. Clubs
from four states, including Pennsylvania,
are in attendance.
The steamer Westphalia is bringing ever
500,000 francs in geld. The steamship
Mescl, which arrived in New Yerk en Fri
day, brought $470,200 in geld coin and
The discord in the French cabinet cul
minated yesterday in the resignation of
M. dc Freycinet, the Premier. M Jules
Ferry has been called upon te form a jiew
Gen. Hancock has received a letter from
Geerge W. Singly of Moulten, Iowa, who
said that he was 110 years of age. and had
been steadily a Democrat since the party
was originated. He sent his photograph",
and desired one of the general's in return.
A bush-fire in the parish of St. Geerge's
Bcauce, Quebec, is reported te have com
mitted fearful ravages. Seven or eight
square miles of country have been devas
tated near the frontier, andalargcqiiantity
of timber and grain, besides houses anil
ether buildngs, were burned.
A fire broke out at Shocmakcrtewii.
that for a time threatened te destroy the
village. Ihc Haines swallowed up the ex-
tensive carnage factory etW. B. jJerchalls
ei spoils, iwu ujacKsmiinsuep shops, one
stable and one dwelling. The less en these
structures will amount te about $0,000.
which is partly covered by insurance.
Engineer Lovcjey, who is directing the
operations at the Hudsen river tunnel'
Jersey City, says that the caisson has
been lowered te within eight feet of the
tunnel and that twenty-three beams which
form the base of the coffer-dam have been
reached. The beams will have te be sawed
into pieces and stored in the top of the
caisson. Mr. Lovcjey says he hopes te
reach the twenty dead bodies within a week.
Maud S. was breugh out en the track at
Chicago en Saturday when it was nearly
dark. It was cloudy and there was a
strong south wind. She made her first
quarter in 34 seconds and the next in St:
she marked the three-quarter pole in 1 :30.
Bair urged her gently with voice and whip,
and she responded gamely, and the mull i
tudc was breathless as she went by the
final quarter and thundered down the
homestretch in 2:10; the fastest mile
ever trotted.
Jehn Jenes, aged 80, a local preacher,
en-route te New Yerk with his aged wife,
while trying te cress a car platform near
New Brnuswick, N. J., must have fallen
between the cars and clung te the railing
or buffer for some distance, his feet drag"
ging en the track bed, for his shoes, with
the tees entirely worn' off, were half a mile
from where the body lay. The pain re
sulting from the laceration of his naked
tcct doubtless caused the peer old man te
faint and loosen his held, and he was cut
te pieces. I le lived in the Far West.
Xlie l'cnsluii ltusiness.
Ex-tiev. Curtin's Williamson speech.
I have looked up the law and I find that
from 1800 te 1S75, the Republican party
being in power, Union soldiers received
from $S te $30 per month, the latter being
for total disability. In 1875, for disability;
it was raised te $50, allowing nothing for
artificial arms and legs. But in 1870,
when the Democrats get control of Cen
gress "the rchel brigadiers" as the Re
publicans call them the limbs of the sol
diers were replaced and renewed, and in
1878 the pension was raised te $72 a month
for tiiese who had lest both arms, or both
eyes, or both legs. In 1879 a law was
passed giving arrears te all soldiers, and
allowing pensions from the date of dis
ability or discharge. Thus they get their
backpay from the "rebel brigadiers."
Soldiers should bear in mind that a Re
publican acting as president vetoed .the ar
rearages of pensions bill, and a Democratic
Congress passed the bill our hi veto.
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Owns the Cern.
MtMiiirgli Leader, tiarliclcl Organ,
It may as well be frankly confessed first
as last that the result in Maine is a virtual
jwpupucuH urjeac. vc were all li'Minn"
last week en the Ycrment election." Tlutf
showed a slight Republican gain and the
arithmetic men were justified in making
the calculation that if the same percentage
of increase prevailed through the North
the election of Garfield was assured. In
all fairness then we must allow the arith
metic men te come forward again new
and demonstrate that if the percentage of
Republican less in Maine should obtain
throughout the North why there is danger
even of Iowa, and Hancock would sweep
the North as "solidly" as the Seuth.
Tobias Wrlslit.
Tebe Wright, colored, was sent te jail
for thirty days by Alderman Dennelly, of
the Seventh ward, Air Icing drunk and
The Car Sheps Burncil.
A big fire occurred at Oxford. Chester
county, Saturday morning at 4 o'clock,
which consumed the remaining large
building of what was known as the Oxford
co-operative car company's works. These
buildings were commenced in April, 1873.
They consisted of two separate sets of
buildings. The one destroyed Saturday
morning was part frame and brick 300
feet long and 70 wide. It centaiucd 328,
955 feet of lumber, 195,474 shingles and
38,420 bricks. The brick portion, which
was the engine room and smith-shop, con
tained a line ntnety-uorse power engine.
The ether big building, the paint
shop, was blown down by the terrible
gale en Oct.23, 1S78 ; it was 70 feet by 179.
These shops were erected by a Wilmington
company, who together with the citizens
of Oxford and vicinity, raised $45,000.
The president, J. L. Killgore, seen ab
sconded with the capita! and the works be
gan te fail. Of late years the shops have
been idle and were sold at sheriffs sale te
W. D. Alexander, of Oxford, for $8,000.
31 r. A. loses about $0,000 en which was
an insurance of $4,107 in the Royal insur
ance company and $833 in the Lancashire
insurance company both foreign com
panies making a total of $5,000. Kirk
and Niblock, liverymen, lese eight sleighs:
Harry Swift, seven ; Dr. J. K. McKissic. a
new cutler ; Jehnsen Bres., one sleigh ; S.
B. Paul, II. S. Werth and A. W. Reed,
all wagons; a Doylestown firm two
threshing machines ; J. Cepe, Lincoln,
Wm. Mct'Iurg and Ed. Ferd, Oxford, lese
about $1,500 worth of tobacco which was
gathered from live acres.
The Wliy ami Wherefore.
Seme of the water consumers in the
high-lying localities north of Chestnut
street complain that they are net getting
their usual supply of water. This is net
because the reservoirs are net full, but be
cause a portienof the water main en Plum
street between the Penn iron works aud
the New Helland turupike has been re
moved temporarily en account of the re
grading of the street, and it will take some
time te relay it, as the new trenches have
te be cut through a bed of rock. Nicholas
Nary had the contract for digging the
trenches, but as he was getting along very
slowly with the work, Superintendent
Kitch has taken the job in hand and hopes
te have it finished inside of a week. The
scarcity of the water in the higher-lying
parts of the city is said te be caused by the
heavy draught made upon the pipes by
the low-lying drove yards, which new get
their supply by a roundabout course and
through small pipes instead of by the di
rect route along Plum street.
S:i!e or Ileal Kstate.
Henry Shubcrt, auctiencr and real es
tate agent, sold at public sale en last
Saturday evening at the Keystone hotel,
for David Hartmaii, executer of the estate
of Jeseph Peel, deceased, the following
property : Ne.l, a one story frame dwelling
siiuaieu en me west sum ei auun t.-"
street between Lemen and James streets,
Ne. 414,te Henry Bundle for $2,730. Ne. 2,
a one story brick dwelling situated en the
south side of East Chestnut street, between
Duke aud Lime streets, Ne. 1315, te Freder
ick Brimmer for $2,033.
Jehn Hull has sold at private sale a let
en New street, 21x241 feet, te Benjamin
R. Buckius for $240. Mr. Buckius will
erect a house en the let.
Samuel Hess & Sen, auctioneers, sold at
public sale, en the 18th hist., for Merris
Zeek and Geerge Zeek, administrators of
Neah Zeek, deceased, a tract of land situ
ated in New Providence. Lancaster county,
IV... containing 12 acres, mere or less, en
which is erected a two-story brick house,
barn and a wee! factory, te Nelsen Dyson,
for $5,250.
L'iil:iinv!i .
An UI1cumVn man died rec
ci.tteIieHille. Yerk county, who sta
ic had come thither from Marie
eccntly in
stated that
ietta. lie
was buried at Prospect M. E. church, near
Gatchelvillc. The deceased was about 45
years of age. 5 feet 8 inches in height,
dark hair and beard, and sprinkled with
gray and hast en a cress-barred coat and
pants. He had visited Gatchelvillc four
weeks previous and stated te the hotel
keeper that he lived en Lee street, near
Sharp street, Baltimore ; that he was a
watchmaker and had worked in a jewelry
establishment en Baltimore street, where
there were four hands employed, lie had
with him some watchmaker's tools, two
old watches, etc., and eighty-three cents
in money. Seme scraps of paper were
found in a book in his pocket, in which
was written Theodere Vernbcech : also
some memoranda.
JiuirryviIle Items.
On Saturday Harry Tenant, :i little son
of Abraham Tenant, fell from an ex cart
which was leaded with coal. One of the
whee's passed ever his arm, breaking it.
Dr. Rail b dressed it.
On Saturday evening the Hancock boys
i raised a beautiful jmjIc in the village. It is
about sixty teet high aud has a hcaiitilul
Hag upon it besides a large tin rooster and
a beard hearing the names of the Demo
cratic candidates.
On Thursday Jhtrdick & Allen's tent
show will exhibit in (Juaaryville. They
advertise eighteen performers, including
gymnasts. Irish. Dutch and negre come
dians and a full brass baud.
Yesterday's Fire.
Yesterday- about neon a small frame
kitchen belonging te the house en Stew
art's coal yard, which is occupied by
Stephen Myers and owned by .fames Stew
art, war. burned te the ground. Mr. Myers
had just built a tire in the kitchen and had
been out but a short time when it caught
fire, from the stove, as is supposed. The
house was saved by the efforts of the
neighbors and the firemen. The less en
the kitchen will probably rc.ich $50. Du
ring the tire the Washington company had
two sections of hose whicli wen; lying
across the railroad track, cut by an engine
running ever them.
Last evening about S o'clock an alarm of
fiie was sounded, but it proved loins false.
A Dangerous 1'lace.
There is a hole in the lloer of the eastern
foetwalk of the Duke street railroad
bridge which is as dangerous as it is un
sightly. A misstep by any passer-by is at
any time liable te break one's feet or
wrench the ankle. It would cost little
time or labor te repair it; neglect of it
may result in serious injury and heavy
damages for somebody te pay. The pave
ment south of the foetwalk and under the
monstrous bill beard just erected there is
also in dangerous condition.
Assault and Ilattery.
Rev. Matthew M. Diggs, colored, has
made complaint against" Geerge Burten
and Charles Lee. also colored, for assault
ing him en Monday evening bust, while he
was walking in the Democratic precession.
One of them attempted te pull him from
his place in the ranks and the ether at
tempted te wrest from him the Hancock
banner he was carrying. The accused will
have a hearing before Alderman Mc
Conomy. Xnse Kitten.
Yesterday Wallace Hauck, of Laudis
Yalley,'was badly bitten in the nose by a
deg, belonging te Jehn Ifeffnui. The ani-
I mil was net mad. Mr. Hauck had his
wound dressed in this city.
Fall Sales and Geed Prices for Geed Lear.
There has been quite a boom in the
tobacco market during the past week. In
addition te'thc 593 cases of 1879 leaf sold
a week or two age by Messrs. Sigle & Mor Mer
rin (but net reported until new)vcr 1,000
eases have been sold by local packers dur
ing the week. One packer sold 700 cases
aud could have sold the balance of his
packing, 150 cases, Iiad he been willing te
make the slighest abatement in the price.
Anether sold 300, and several ethers
smaller lets, aud all secured full prices,
though they cheese te keep the figures
private. One packer who had made a
heavy sale and obtained the ' price
demanded, was appealed te after the
saie te make a slight deduction, as the buy
er thought he had paid tee nincli for the
let. The packer declined te make the de
duction, but offered te take the tobacco
back. This preposition was accepted and
in less than twenty-four hours the tobacco
was resold at an advance of a cent a
pound. Auother sale of 250 cases waaal-
most consummated at a given pricc the
buyer asking a brief delay te consider
ever the matter. The delay asked for was
granted and the time agreed upon expired
without an answer from the prospective
buyer. Thereupon the packer sold te art art
ether party at an advance of a
cent a pound, and seen after the sale was
effected, the packer received a telegram
from the ether dealer that he would take
the let, but he was tee late. Anether sale
failed consummation only by a quarter of
a cent between seller and buyer. These
facts show that the market is firm, and
that there is a lively demand for the crop.
Quite a number of heavy manufacturers
are in the market, looking ever the crops
and making their selections. There is
but one opinion as te the condition of the
crop. In size, color and quality it is equal
te any ever grown in the county, and there.
is no doubt that it will be sold at full prices
as rapidly as it can lie prepared for mark
et. The samplers are pretty well through
with their work, aud by the end of the
week will perhaps have finished. They
report very little "damage" except in
low priced fillers.
The crop of 18S0 is nearly all housed.
A slight frost a few nights age, net severe
enough te de any damage, admonished
growers that delay is dangerous, and they
liave since then been rapidly cutting off
ami housing the leaf. Seme of it is very fine
and some of it is very inferior. In some
sections the Ilea has almost ruined it, and
in ethers it has entirely escaped damage.
A gentleman from Colerain told us this
morning that in that township there was
no damage cither by the Ilea, the worm,
or the hail. In some ether sections there
arc patches that will net pay for the cut
ting efi. A remarkable fact is that some
of the poorest tobacco this year has been
grown by farmers having the highest repu
tation. The total crop of the state is new put at
100,000 cases, of which Lancaster pro
duces less than 40,000.
A correspondent writing from George
town, says : " The cold evenings last week
infused new life into the tobacco man, and
the fields of this neighborhood that a few
days age were covered with the green te
baeoe, new leek bare. The whole crop of
this vicinity has liccn well housed, and is
in geed condition, and should nothing hap
pen te it between this and stripping time,
this section can well beast a geed result.
the Ilea and worm have net damaged te
any serious extent. Since the crop of to
bacco has been get rid of the farmer is new
turning his attention te his ether work
and finds his hands filled with work that
was forgotten during the busy time of cut
ting housing his tobacco. Seeding, corn
cutting and even potatoes yet uuraiscd,
are clamoring for their share of attention.
Our Salisbury correspondent under date
of September SO, says : The crop in Sal
isbury is new safely housed, and as we
claim te be the banner tobacco district
this year, our farmers and tobacco raisers
will reap a rich harvest from the weed.
The early crop is new very nicely cured en
the poles, and will seen be ready for the
spectien of buyers. In quality Salisbury
tobacco this season is far superior te the
crop of 1870, with less stem ret, and as yet
I have net yet heard of any burn."
Tlie 'evv Yerk Tobacco Market.
The New Yerk Tohaece Journal, as
usual, gives the 1870 Pennsylvania tobacco
and the packers who have invested in it, a
vigorous kick, and then whines after this
manner : "Altogether the leaf tobacco trade
of te-day is a most pitiable one. Ne life, no
business. And all because a handful of
packers have seen fit te threw their money
te the farmers. The great incentive te
packers te pay high prices te farmers is
the notion that line tobacco can only be
found early in the season and at high
prices. They therefore start out wildly,
buy a few acies of .supposed fine leaf at
enormous figures, and of ceurse threw the
the firebrand of high prices among the
farmers. Have the packers considered
that by such action they are only hinting
themselves :' After having paid high prices
for line crops, can they buy the inferior at
small figures? They can net. Every
grower of tobacco thinks his crop as geed
as, and probably a geed deal better than
his neighbor's:. He wants the highest
price. Thus tobacco is made unnecessarily
dear, and nobody but the farmer makes
The New Yerk Tvbaere Leaf says :
" There has been increased activity in the
seed leaf market, the sales amounting te
1.S83 cases, against 1,270 cases last week.
The sales have embraced all varieties, with
larger transactions in 1870 Pennsylvania
than in any ether kind, the transfers of
this growth amounting te 700 cases as as
eorted lets."
Following aie the sale of seed leaf to
bacco reported by .1. S. ( Jans' s Sen fc Ce.,
tobacco brokers, Nes. 84 and 8G Wall
street, New Yerk, for the week ending
September 20, 1S80 : 000 eases 1879 New
England, seconds, 11 te 13e., wrappers,
10 te :55c. ; Housatonic, 22 te 24c. ; 000
cases 1870 Pennsylvania, asserted, 12 te 22 ;
100 cases 1S79 state, p. t. ; 500 cases 1871)
Ohie, 7 te 10c. ; 100 cases sundries, 9 te
18c. ; 100 cases 1870 Wisconsin, 7 te 12c.
Total, 2,000 cases.
Won't Sprinkle Your Crccu Tohaece.
The Tobacco Leaf says editorially :
" Within the past three or four years
many of the producers of seed leaf tobacco
have adopted the practice of sprinkling
their leaf when asserting it. Wiicnevcra
hand of leaf is found te be a little dry en
the edges, the blew-pqie, or atomizer, as
it is called, is brought into requisition ;
and thus the leaf, as is supposed by these
who avail themselves of this method of
preparing this variety of tobacco for the
inspection of buyers, is put in proper con
dition. It is the opinion of prominent
cigar manufacturers, te whose fiat all cigar
leaf tobacco has finally te be subjected,
and en which its reputation stand.! or falls,
that this treatment is very prejudicial. In
the language of one experienced manufac
turer with whom we have conversed en the
subject, 'it is death te green or new
tobacco,' as it impairs the fibre of the leaf
and makes it tender.
Tobacco possessing the requisite gum
will, when warmed up, however dry it may
be, naturally become moist from its own
liquifying properties, and generally difmse
sufficient moister te go through the natur
al sweat. Where tobacco docs net possess
sufficient moisture te go naturally through
the sweating or fermenting process, after
it has been about a year in case, it may
then be, and should be, moistened by
manufacturers, who will have the necessa
ry evidence before them te enable them
te determine hew much water a given
quantity of tobacco need and will bear.
Wetting tobacco when green or unsweated
is like wetting sugar, the vital
principle is decomposed and washed
out of it; and the prevailing practice, no