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LANCASTER DAILY 1OTJ2LLLGENCR. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28,1880
TUESDAY EVENING. SEPT. 28, 1880.
Geed bnt Unfortunate.
It is net that they want te lie; they
are very geed people, these Republican
editors and orators, and would like te
tell the truth no doubt; but they can't.
A singular fatality attends their every
effort ; they cannot say anything that is
calculated te help along their ticket with
out finding out very seen that there is
no truth in it at all ; this is simply thei1'
misfortune, net their fault. They have
lest their ability te discriminate between
the true and the false. Wham the gods
destroy they first make mad ; and
that is just the condition of the truly
geed Republican editors and orators-who
don't want te lie and yet arc always at
it ; and are always caught. There is our
virtuous colemperary, the JVeic Era,
which would net misstate anything for
the world, that is new repenting in sack
cloth and ashes its story that General
Hancock was net at the battle-field of
Gettysbvrg when it was wen ; a story it
printed in face of the notorious history
spread upon all the records. And sad te
say net only this pious editor permitted
himself te thus avert his eyes from the
truth, but that very excellent Hepubli
can and bigoted gentleman, Majer Frcas,
of the Germantown Telegraph, was like
wise misled. We characterize the mis
take thus mildly owing te the very re
spectable character of the offender ;
although really it is patent that when a
respectable man assails another with a
false charge, whose falsehood is shown by
records in his possession or easily within
his reach, he loses either his repute for
respectability or intelligence, for truth
fulness or geed sense. "We prefer te be
lieve that the elhciwisc- ardent Re
publicans who have been habitually
failing te tell the truth in this campaign
arcafllicted with mental unsoundness.
We must adept this idea te account for
the very free way in which untruths arc
told where geed sense, if they had any,
would tell these who uttered them that
it was foolish te tell falsehoods that will
be se seen delected and se fully exposed
as te hurt themselves mere than these
they are aimed at. Therefore these peo
ple cannot have geed sense who said that
General Hancock was net at Gettysburg
through the victorious battle, that
he did net write his own mili
tary orders, that he wrote te General
Sherman an unpatriotic letter, that he
was in favor of the payment of hundreds
of millions of Southern war claims, and
divers ether charges of like character
and tee numerous te mention, all of them
improbable and all readily proved te be
false as seen as they were given curren
rency. The effect of these boemarang
missiles has been very damaging te the
Republican party. It creates the just
belief that the parly has very little of
substance te urge in its own behalf and
against it fee , and il demonstrates a
lack of wisdom in its guidance which
does net warrant a lively hope in its ad
herents that the parly will weather the
present, political cyclone ; which it will
A Weak Vessel.
The Republicans arc again in trouble
in a matter concerning which they have
greatly congratulated themselves. They
stem never te be safe, even when appar
ently happiest. They have taken great
comfort ever the fact that se eminent a
man and JJemecrat as Judge Black
should declare his confidence in Garfield's
innocence of any intentional wrong in
the Credit Mebilicr matter ; and they
seemed te have geed reason for their sat
isfaction, since the judge was well ac
quainted with the facts, and his opinion
is entitled te great weight. Rut there
were some peculiarities about it which
induced the New Yerk Sun te cross cress
question the judge, and le! it turns out
that it obtains from the witness se
friendly le Garfield the positive state
ment that the latter had deliberately and
knowingly sworn before a committee of
Congress te a directly different statement
of his connection with the Credit Mobi Mebi
lier matter from that which he made le
his distinguished friend and counseller
Judge Black, lie told the judge that
he agreed te take the Credit Mebilicr
stock from Oakes Ames, and that he re
ceived the dividends upon it. lie swore
before I he committee that he had never
taken the stock or received any divi
dend upon it, and that the money which
he received from Ames was a lean.
That he did this deliberately and
knowingly i:; made certain by Judge
Black's statement that he urged him te
cling te the version of the matter which
lie had given him ; and that there might
be no misunderstanding as te what that
was he repeated it le him. Garfield re
plied nothing, but went out and swore
Beyond a shadow of question under
these facts he is convicted of being a de
liberate liar and perjurer, which is quite
as bad as being a thief. Se that he takes
nothing by Judge Blackstestimeriy,save
It is somewhat notable that Judge
Black says he did net advise him te tell
the truth, since that would have been a
gross insult. But it appears that he
did advise him te stick te one story.
Which was substantially, but mere ten
derly, telling him net te lie; which it is
evident the judge thought him inclined
.te de, else he would scarcely have taken
pains te go ever his story with him se as
te fix the talc te be told in his mind. If
he had been confident that it was the
truth, and that Garfield wanted te tell
the truth, his advice te stick te one story
and his careful statement of the story
would have been entirely superfluous.
Evidently Garfield is a monstrously weak
vessel and the judge knows it. The idea
of a candidate for president perjuring
himself because perjury was the only
thing that would help his friends ! What
an amiable man!
TnE meeting in Fulton hall te-morrow
evening will be for the intelligent discus
sion before intelligent people of the real
issues of the campaign. As one of the
leaders of the national Democracy Sena Sena
eor Wallace will speak of the aims and
purposes of his party, and as a conserva censerva
tivaxsitizen of the " solid Seuth " Mr.
McCaa can enlighten Northern people as
te its real condition. I
Still Falsifying History.
Instead of decently backing down and
acknowledging it was in error in stating
that Gen. Hancock was net present en
the third day of the battle of Gettysburg
after the Intelligencer had furnished
abundant proof from official documents
that he teas there and bore the brunt of
the battle en that day of carnage, the
Xew Era attempts te bolster up its false
statement by quoting a paragraph from
Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia, for 18G3,
wherein it is stated that during the sec
ond's day's fight " Gen. Sickles was
wounded in the leg and the command
devolved en Maj. Gen. Birney. Gen.
Hancock was wounded in the thigh and
Gen. Gibben in the shoulder." The
Nac Era says that it consulted the Cy
clopedia before printing the German
town Telegraph's article. If this be se
the Era must have known that the edi
tor of the Cyclopedia made a mistake in
stating that Sickles, Hancock and Gib Gib
eon were all wounded en the same day ;
because, en the very same page (106)
from which the Xcw Era quotes is print
ed a despatch from Gen. Meade written
en the night of July 2d, in which he
writes : ' We have suffered consider
ably in killed and wounded. Among the
former are Brig. Gens. Paul and Zeek,
and among the wounded Gens. Sickles,
Barlew, Graham and Warren slightly."
Net a word, it will be observed, about
Hancock or Gibben. On the following
page of the Cj-clepedia (107) in describ
ing the assault made by the rebels en the
third day's fight it is stated that ' Gen.
Gibben in command of the Second
corps, walked composedly along the
ranks, saying " Held your fire
boys they are net near enough
yet." The Era quotes the above and
adds : u Then fellows a graphic descrip
tion of the destruction of Pettigrew's
and Pickett's divisions under General
Gibben's superior generalship." Cer
tainly a very brilliant achievement for
an officer who had been wounded in the
shoulder theday before according te the
authority " consulted " and "endorsed "
by the JWie Era. Had our esteemed
contemporary just read en, for a few
lines further, he weuldjiave found Gen.
Meade's despatch te the authorities at
Washington, giving an account of the
third day's fight at Gettysburg. It is
dated July ., S:e0 p. m. and states : " The
enemy opened at 1 o'clock p. m. from
about one hundred and fifty guns. They
concentrated upon my left centre. -
The enemy left many dead upon the
field and a large number of wounded in
our ''and. The less upon our side has
hci.li considerable. Maj. Urn. Hancock
and Jirig. (Jen. Gibben icerc wounded."
This statement of Gen. Meade, made
officially en the very day of the fight,
corroborated as it is by Generals
Butterfield, Sickle.', Birney, War
ren, Crawford and ether distin
guished officers, net te name Han
cock himself, who certainly ought te re
member when and where he was wound
ed, is probably sufficient te satisfy any
one except a PeGelyerite blinded by par
tisan malice. But as our esteemed con
temporary may net yet be quite satisfied
we are constrained te add the testimony
of Gen. Gibben himself, an officer whose
" superior generalship" is endorsed by its
editor. We quote from Gen. Gibben's
sworn testimony before the congressional
"committee en the conduct of the war:'
Washington, April 1, 1SC4.
Brigadier General Jehn Gibben sworn
By the chairman:
Question. What is your rani; and posi
tion in the army ?
Answer. I am a captain in the 4th regu
lar artillery and a brigadier general of vol vel
uutecrs commanding a division in the 2d
corps of the army or the Potomac.
Question. Wc arc inquiring mere par
ticularly about the battle of Gettysburg.
Yeu were in that battle ?
Answer. Yes, sir, I commanded a divi
Question. Will you state te us in your
own way such facts and circumstances
connected with that battle as you may
deem material or interesting .'
Answer. I can only tell my own part of
it. I de net knew much about any of the
rest. I was put in command of the 2d
corps en the afternoon of the 1st of July,
at Taucytawn, Gcticral Hancock having
been ordered te the front when news ar
rived of Gen. Reynolds having been killed
or very seriously wounded. I was ordered
te march te Gettysburg, and began the
march ; but about sundown I received or
ders from General Hancock te put the
corps in position en the Tancylewn read,
about three miles lrem Gettysburg. That
night about 12 o'clock Gen. Mcade passed
my headquarters en his way te Gettys
burg, and shortly afterwards I received
orders te push the corps forward te Gettys
burg. I get in motion shortly after day
light July 2 and get upon the field early
that morning. The corps General Han
cock resuming command of il was put in
position en the ridge te the left of Ceme
tery hill. During the most of that forenoon
I understood that the troops were coining
into position taking their places in the line.
There was net much lighting going en
until General Sickles' movementteok place,
about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I under
stood his position te be en the left of our
line, extending our line along the ridge in
the direction of Round Tep hill, quite a
prominent hill en our left Hank. About 4
o'clock in the afternoon I was standing en
the hill within the limits of my division,
and noticed troops moving out te our left
and front. It turned out te be the 3d corps
under General Sickles ; they were taking
up their position obliquely te our line aim
te the lrent, somewhere along the Eni
mitsburg read, which ran iust te the front
of the right of my division and obliquely
ie me imc. i was stanuing tiicre with
General Hancock and noticed the position
of General Sicklcs's line. There was
quite a thick weed away off te the left of
Sicklcs's line, aud I asked General Han
cock whether he supposed there was any
thing in these weeds, and very shortly
afterwards the enemy brought out his
guns and commenced firing, and there was
mere or less fighting whilst Gen. Sicklcs's
corps was being put in position. They
then commenced their attack en Sicklcs's
left. After fighting for some time
the corps was evidently giving way
had te change its position. I
had several messages from General
Humphcys I think, asking me te send
troops out te their assistance. Gen. nan
cock was there and I consulted with him and
by his direction sent two regiments, I
think. I also sent two regiments te con
nect Sicklcs's right with our line, and pre
vent the enemy from coining in and cut
ting hini off entirely from our line. These
regiments became very heavily engaged,
when the troops began te fall backhand
lest both their commanding officers.
Soen afterwards I saw the enemy's
lines drawintr after our troens
directly in my front. I went up
te the batteries which was the most
prominent part of. the line, and directed
them te fire solid 6het ever the heads of
ear own men at the advancing enemy. I
was afraid te fire shell for fear they
would explode tee seen and injure our own
men. The smoke seen became se thick en
this hill that nothing could be seen at all,
and I had te 'discontinue the firing. I
understood that our men came back in a
great deal of confusion, but I could see
very little myself, en account of the
smoke being se thick. That
is about all the fighting that took
place en the 2d of July that I knew any
thing about. a
.Question. What de you knew about
any councils of war being held en the 2d
Answer. There was a council of war
held en the night of the 2d of July.
Question. Were you there?
Answer. Yes, sir ; although properly I
ought net te have been there. I had com
manded the corps ou the afternoon of the
1st of July, in the absence of Gen. Han
cock. When I came up te Gettysburg with
the corps Gen. Hancock, of course, resumed
the command of it. During the retreat of
Sickles's corps Gen. Hancock turned the
command of the corps ever te me, as he had
dene the day before, in order, as he in
formed me, te take command of the '3d corps
after Sickles was wounded. At night, after
the fighting was ever, the staff officer, in
summoning corps commanders te the coun
cil, summoned me and I went there, se
that the 2d corps really had two represen
tatives there. I speke te Gen. Meade
about it after the council was ever.
Every member of the council, ac
cording te my recollection, voted simply te
stay there and fight.
On the morning of the ed of July skir
mishing commenced pretty early, but I de
net recollect any serious fighting there
was none en our part of the line until
about 1 o'clock, when the enemy opened
their artillery fire upon us. I de net be
lieve there was ever a hotter artillery fire
in the world. It was the most terrific scene
I ever witnessed. That tire continued
about an hour and a half.
Question. Which side had the most guns
in position there?
Answer. I am net 'able te answer that
question. I knew they had a great many
mere than I wanted te sce there. But
we kept up a pretty heavy pummelling all
the time, tee. I suppose that fire must
have continued an hour or an hour and a
half when the enemy's lines of infantry
appeared coming out of the weeds in our
front, line after line, a heavy line of skir
mishers, then a line of infantry, then an
other line behind that, and I believe a
third behind that ; and from my position
behind the left centre of my division, as
far as I could see, these lines were coming
up against us in most beautiful style ::"
I was wounded about the time, I suppose,
the enemy's second line get into our bat
teries, probably a little before that. -
Question. At what time of day were
you wounded ?
Answer. I must Iiutc been wounded sonn senn
where about 3 o'clock.
Question. After the enemy had been re
pulsed that day, was there any council of
war held that you knew of?
Answer. Net that I knew of ; I was in
Question. Yeu did net accompany the
army as it followed the enemy te Williams Williams
pert? Answer. Ne, sir ; I have net been with
the army since.
Is the above sufficient te convince the
Era that Gens. Hancock and Gibben
were net wounded during the second
day's fight at Gettysburg, but that they
were in the midst of the fearful carnage
of the third day, and both of them griev
ously wounded just before the battle
closed ? Gen. Gibben, whose "superior
generalship" is vouched for by the Era,
adds his testimony te that of Meade, But
terfield and the rest,that Hancock fought
and bled at Gettysburg en the third day
of the battle. The Era has proclaimed
te its readers that Hancock was net even
present en that occasion. There is a lie
somewhere and it is only fair that it
should be rammed down the right threat.
The Era has the fleer.
Moreover, it seems strange that the
iVcic Era should rely entirely en a frag
ment from a Cyclopedia's account of the
greatest battle of the late war le sustain
its disputed allegation ; and that, tee, a
publication made very seen after the
battle, when there are se many fuller au
thorities that could se readily have been
consulted te prove what is manifest even
from the very context out of which it
has tern an extract te justify its falsifi
cation of "contemporaneous history."
But since the JYcte Era is satisfied te
step, in the examination of historical
questions, with the Cyclopedia le
which, though Mr. Dana is editor of it,
there are many special contributors
why did net the Xew Era editor consult
the latest revised edition of it instead of
geiug back te an Annual published a year
after Gettysburg. He would have found"!
in this same Appleton's Cyclopedia, pub
lished in 1S74, the -following in its ac
count of the battle of Gettysburg:
JclyI. "Meade, wne was 15
m. distant, had learned that there was
fighting at Gettysburg and scut Hancock
with orders te take command of the force
there, and te decide what should be done,
for as it happened Meade knew nothing
of Gettysburg. Haneeek decided that this
was the place te give battle and sent back
word te Mcade te hurry all his troops te
Again, in describing the " grand at
tack of the day," when Pickett's Arir-.
ginia veterans, aided by Pettigrew's
brigade, advanced in their wild charge,
this same Appleton's Cyclopedia says :
Jnlv 3. Pettisrrew's brifrniln v:is
within 300 yards of Hancock's line, which
uad reserved its lire. In nve minutes the
whole brigade was streaming back in wild
In the article en Hancock in this same
edition of Appleton's Cyclopedia it is
" In the decisive action of July 3 he com
manded en the left centre which was the
main point assailed by the Confederates."
Thus again is the unskillful engineer
heist by his own petard.
Nevertheless, if the Xcw Era has any
mere "contemporaneous history" te
prove that Hancock was net in the third
day's fight at Gettysburg we will be
pleased te examine it.
James G. Faiu has written a letter te
prominent citizens of Virginia City an
nouncing his rcadincs te accept the nomi
nation for United States senator. Tnat
means a race of the money bags.
It was Sir. Herace Haldeman, net
Mr. Paris Haldeman, who made the
Democratic speech at Marietta the ethcr
evening. Mr. Paris Haldeman is in
Europe, but the sentiments expressed by
his cousin, we are confident, arc also his.
Seme of the Republicans are much ex
ercised ever a report that Mr. Samuel J.
Tilden has determined te make an active
personal canvass, in his own peculiar way,
in New Yerk, in the interests of Hancock
and English. When Samuel J. takes the
war path, hunt your bombpreofs.
A report that the Democratic primaries
in Sussex, Del., en Saturday gave evidence
of unexpected hostile feeling towards Mr.
Bataud get started somehow, and, after
the manner of lies generally, is having a
run. Te the Sussex people themselves the
report appears just funny enough te laugh
ever and of tee little importance te con
tradict. Mrs. Hancock has told some one thaj
she read Republican papers exclusively,
because the Democratic papers, which
spoke only in praise of her husband, were
tee monotonous; besides she wanted te
knew what her husband had been doing
all these years.
Rev. Abel CuAm.Es TneMAS died at
Tacony yesterday, at the age of seventy
three. He was born in Exeter township,
Pa., July 11, 1807, and received an academ
ical education at Lancaster, no studied
theology and was ordained as a Universal
ist preacher, having his first pastorate at
Lewell, Mass., and subsequently at Brook
lyn and Cincinnati. He came te Philadel
phia some years age, and was in charge of
the Lembard street Univcrsalist church.
He was well known for his contributions
te doctrinal and general church literature
Princeton college has just been the re
cipient of the princely gift of $100,000
from Mr. Rebert L. Stuart, one of New
Yerk's best known and most public-spirited
citizcus. This is net the first time that
Princeton college has been indebted te Mr.
Stuart for liberal benefactions. It is given
in trust for the support of such professor
ships as are net new endowed, or only par
tially se. The theological seminary at
Princeton also receives $105,000 from Mr.
Stuart for the endowment of a new pro
fessorship, which the Rev. Francis L.
Patten, of Chicago, has recently been in
vited te fill.
Bishop Enarxn De Scuweinitz en
Sunday hauded in his resignation as pas
tor of the Moravian church of Bethlehem.
His reasons were that the duties of the
office of president of the Provincial Elders'
Conference were such that they demanded
his whole time, and the work of the church
in the Northern provinces was suffering
for want of the attention due it. nis
health has been failing for some time, and
he felt that the care of the two offices was
mere than he could attend te. Bishop De
Schwcinitz has been pastor of the congre
gation for ever sixteen years, and his re
signation was accepted with reluctance.
He is the author of several religious works
and a history of the Moravian church.
A contemporary prints a disptach an
nouncing the brutal murder of an editor
in California by a policeman he had criti
cised, under the heading " A Warning te
Tun author of " Helen's Babies" having
become a playwright, the Christian
ljit'eu congratulates him "en having writ
ten a play which is an honorable contribu
tion te the attempted reform of the drama,
a play net only clean and pure in tone but
genuine in spirit. Such a play as Deacon
Crankcli is one of the hopeful signs that
reform of the theatre is net the Quixotic
undertaking most of us have been inclined
te think it."
"Consider what Mcadc and Reynolds
would de," said the Republicans en their
banner last evening. Why, like the gal
lant soldiers and sturdy Democrats they
were, they would vote for the man of
whom the commanding general telegraph
ed immediately after the terrible assault en
Cemetery Hill had been repulsed and the
flower of Pickett's division cut down :
" Say te Gen. Hancock that I regret ex
ceedingly that he is wounded, and that I
thank him for the country and for myself
for the great service he has rendered to
day. Gee. G. Meade,
"Maj. Gen. Commanding."'
The last census of the city of Londen
proper shows some curious results. It
was taken in the evening, when only 00,
000 people were found within the city
limits out of the 500,000 who inhabit it by
day. Fer instance, upon the census night
there happened te be as ledgers from ag
ricultural districts in the city inns and
hotels feriy farmers, besides three farmer
bailiffs and twenty-three gardners, se that
in the ratio of agriculturists te area Lon Len Lon
eon city appears as the champion agricul
tural distiict of the kingdom. It also ap
pears that out of 0,000 merchants who are
by day "something in the city," only
330 habitually sleep within the city bounds;
and that out of 3,000 brokers only thirty
three breakfast under the shadow of St.
hi lac ixTizi.i.icnNCEi:, ecmg taken "en
faith" from an esteemed contemporary :
Neither the United States nor any state
shall assume te pay any debt or obligation
iucurrcd in case of insurrection or rebel
lion against the United States, or claim
for the less or emancipation of any slaves,
but all such debts, obligations and claims
shall be held illegal or void. Constitution
of the United States, Article 14, Sec. 4.
The Examiner kindly calls attention 1ee
the fact that there is a verbal alteration or
two in the foregoing, and we hasten te
correct it by the official original which runs
Neither the United States nor any state
shall assume or pay any debt or obligation
incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion
against the United States, or claim for the
less or emancipation of any slave, but all
such debts, obligations and claims shall
be held illegal and void.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Five men have been suffocated
cleaning sewers in Paris.
Baseball yesterday : At Chicago Chi
cago, 7; Cleveland, 2. At Cincinnati
Cincinnati, 7 ; Buffalo, 4.
The boiler of a steam thresher exploded
at Princeton, Cal., killing three -men and
seriously scalding seven 'ethers.
Three men were drowned at Grundy's
Passage and two near Ragged. Islands,
N. S. by the upsetting of beats.
A yoke of oxen are anchored at the bot
tom of Lake Michigan. Being hitched te
an anchor en a ferryboat, they backed over
board and dragged it along.
The prisoners confined in the jail at Gre
nada, Miss., set fire te the puilding, which
wsis entirely consumed. All the prisoners
were released and made their escape. Twe
were badly burned.
In Jacksboreugh, Texas, yesterday im
mense swarms et grasshoppers appeared
coming iram tue north, at times ebscurin
. . .".?
sun. a. larm was cemnlctelv ilemn
ished, even the cotton stalks being de de
veani. A negre man was murdered near Tyler,
Texas, by two negre women, who beat
him te death with clubs and rails, horribly
mutilating the body. The man had boast
ed that he was the father of the child of one
A twelve-year-old daughter of Bryan
Flyn, residing in the western part of Wil
mington, Del., was fatally burned while
pouring coal oil en the fire which she had
lighted. The can exploded, throwing the
blaziug fluid all ever her person, and her
flesh was burned te a crisp.
The upper portion of Plymouth Reck
that had lain ler forty-six years in front of
Pilgrim hall, and had been separated from
the original far 10G years, was yesterday
reunited with tue mam part el the rock.
The removal took; place qu:etly, with no
public demonstration, and the separated
piece new lies under the canopy in its or
Newton, N. J., is greatly exercised be
cause Rev. Theodere D. Frazee, pastor of
the Methodist church of that village, and
editor of a religious newspaper published
at Newark, has just been arrested, charged
with an attempted assault upon the young
wife of Albert Ualstcad, of IsranchviIIe.
Mrs. Halstead is net mere than twenty
years of age, and Mr. Frazee, it is alleged,
has been paying her marked attention for
some time past, giving her singing lessens
and teaching her music, culminating in an
KL.ACK OX GARFIELH.
Charging Falsehood Asalnst Ilim.
Throwing il Little Light en the Cretilt Me
unter liuslncss Gartielil's Bctensc Man Man Man
IngCotniuen Cause With Ills Politi
cal Friends at thftKxponse of
Truth ami His Keputatlen.
The New Yerk Sun prints the following
lrem Hen. J. b. Black :
Te the Editor el the Sun.
sin : l our questions are entitled te a
candid answer. I will set down their sub -stance
aud give my reply te each one in
the order you put them.
First. Did I mean in my letter te Mr.
Blaine that General Garfield acknowledged
the receipt of stock and dividends from
Oakes Ames? Unquestionably he agreed
te take the stock aud did receive dividends
upon it. The letter plainly implies that
he had net concealed or tried te conceal
that fact from mc. But his admission
was coupled with a statement which
showed him te be guiltless.
Second. Did In declare te mc that he
would go before the Poland committee and
testily truly that he had taken the steci;
I had no previous conversation with him
him about his testimony before tue i'eland
committee and I did net knew whit it
would be until I heard it delivered.
Third. Did I advise and urge him te
tell the iralh? Ne, certainly net. Such
advice and urgency would have been a
most outrageous insult which I could net
offer te any gentleman of his character.
Fourth. Did he agree te adept the line
of defence suggested te me ? Yen seem
te think that I was his counsel. I was
net, but as his friend and a believer in his
perfect innocence I was extremely anxious
that he should get salcly out et 1ns untor unter untor
tunate business. After it began te be dis
cussed in ths newspapers and before the
committee was appointed I besought him
te make no statement for the public eyc
which might be inconsistent with what he
said te me. Lest he might forget it or
miss the important points of it I repeated
the substance of it somewhat carefully.
He did net reply aud I learned seen after
ward that he had authorized a total and
flat contradiction. Simultaneously the
ether members of Congress who arc impli
cated made separate statements of the
same kind, assuring the public that they
never had taken or owned any of the stock
at all or received any dividend uoen it.
Fifth. Why, according te my under
standing of the fact, did Garfield adept a
defense se contrary te that he had agreed
en ? I have already said he made no state
ment about it. His reason for abandon
ing the true ground of his defense was
doubtless the necessity he felt himself
under of making common cause with his
political friends, for whom there was no
refuge except in a fundamental falsehood.
I am, with great respect, yours, etc.,
J. S. Black.
Thce. II. Ncvin's white lead works at
Pittsburgh suffered a $3,000 fire the ethcr
night ; fully insured.
Little Annie Douglass, of Jeffersen,
Greene county, while playing with fire, in
haled the flames and died from the effect
Hundreds of dollars have been spent in
Alteena in trying te erect a 2G0 feet pole
en a crowded thoroughfare. Happily it
broke en Satnrday, when it had been
raised 40 feet and further danger may be
averted by abandoning the project of get
ting it up.
Semes practical jokers greased the track
of the railroad a short distance out from
thej thriving ."oil town of Knapp's Creek,
Crawford county, where a political torch
light precession and mass meeting had
been held, and a couple of visiting clubs
wero detained en the read for mero than
an hour, the bold campaigners occupying
the time with mingled mirth and profani
ty. Jehn Cornelius accompanied the Alteena
excursion te the Pittsburgh exposition.
While standing en the edge of the track
looking at a race the crowd in the rear
pushed se hard that Cornelius was thrown
en the course. A horse struck him about
the head and injured him very severely.
He was removed te the hospital and died.
Tax Collector Kehlcr, of Erie, who was
reported last week as an absconding de
faulter, turns up and tells a remarkable
story. He says he was returning home en
the night of his disappearance, and, being
attacked by some one, he was deprived of
consciousness. He says he came te him
self during the night and found himself
lying among the dead in the cemetery
vault, robbed of nearly $2,000; that the
less weakened his mind, and that he has
been wandering around the country ever
James Place, business manager of the
Titusville World, who was cowhided by a
railroad official some weeks since, received
another severe trouncing en Satur lay last
the chastiscr in this instance being the
pressman in the World office, Place being
chased through the strectby the irate em
ployee. Beth of these events have been
rich tidbits for the Standard organs, whose
bitter enmity towards the World which
asaumes te be the special chamnieu of the
$ producers' interests and against the great
monopoly causes them te enjoy immense
ly these periodical visitations et wrath upon
a responsible agent of their hated rival.
Coming liaccs at the Farir.
On Saturday, October D.scvcral races will
take place at the park grounds. The first
race will be a trot for a premium of $2.1,
with $12 te first horse, $3 te second and $.1
te third ; the horse trotting closest te
four minutes is te take first meney. The
second race will be a trot for three minute
horses for a premium of $50 ; $25 te first,
$15 te second, $10 te third horses. The
premium for the pacing race is also $50 and
it is devided the same as that of the three
minute trot. There will also be a running
race for $25 and a mule race for $20.
Sale of Ilnrrcs.
Samuel Hess & Sen, auctioneers, sold
vesterdav at the Mcrrimac Heuse, for
Gee. Gressman, 14 head of Canada horses
at an average of $177.50 per head.
Tbe Lecal Tobacco Crep.
The List of the crop of 1830 has been cut
off and housed, aud en the whole it may
be said te be the worst of the crop. Much
of it is short, and much of it is terribly
flea-bitten. We have examined a sample
taken at random from an eight acre crop
grown near this city, every leaf of which
is perforated wi'h hundreds of
small holes, the work of the des
tructive little pest that is coming te be
regarded by tobacco farmers as a far mere
dangerous enemy than the cut-worm that
destroys the young plants, or the great
green worm that se veraciously feeds en
the luxuriant leaves. The plants destroyed
by the cut-worm can be replaced with
ethers, and a careful farmer can manage
te save the leaves of his growing plants by
picking the green worms from them ; but
thus far there has been found no proven .
tive for the ravages of the flea. Its name
is "legion," and its banishment or exter
minatien appears te be impossible, it is
hoped that Dr. S. S. Rathven, or some
ether entomologist, will take an early op
portunity te study mere critically than has
yet been dene the life and habits of
this diminutive pest and find means te stay
it ravages. The holes cut in the leaf
by the flea are scarcely larger than would
be made bv a darning needle, and when
the tobacco is green they can scarcely
be noticed unless the leaf be held up te
the light ; but as it begins te cure the leaf
becomes discolored around the edges of
the holes which then become painfully
visible. As stated above, every leaf in the
samples examined was perforated in hun
dreds of places, the holes being almost as
close together as the meshes of a wue
sieve. Many farmers with whom we have
conversed declare their tobacco te be free
from flea bites, but Mr. Havcrstick, the
author of a work en the culture of tobacco,
who has made a critical examination in
many parts of the county, declares that he
has scarcely found a field that has net
been mere or less injured, and in this epin
ion he is corroborated by ether experts.
Packers say that the badly bitten tobacco
will net only be unfit for wrappers, but
will make very peer fillers, as the manner
in which it has been cut up will interfere
with its curing. This, perhaps, remains te
Although there have been quite a nuin
bcr of dealers and manufacturers in our
midst during the past week the sales of
18 if) leaf have net exceeded six hundred
cases, the prices in almost every instance
being kept private. Iheligurcs, however.
are said te be " satisfactory " te both seller
and buyer, and from the smiling faces of
the high contracting parties, it is evident
that neither side thinks the operations
will send them te the "demuitien bow
wows " the thunder of the Tobacco Jour
nal te the contrary notwithstanding.
Tiie attempted Republican meeting at
Rcinheld's station last week, was a failure.
Only fifteen persons reported, including no
The alleged meeting at Fritztown, en
last Friday evening, was a similar failure
ter similar reasons.
On Friday evening last, the Republicans
after considerable trouble, succeeded in
raising a small pine pole, about 80 feet long,
at Pcquca station. It is pretty hard for a
stranger te tell te whom the pole belongs,
as it has no beard nor sign, and the small
Hag that floats near the top is wrong
At a late Republican meeting in Salunga
the speaker was a woman and the platform
a beard pile. After adjournment the at
tendants showed their love of the sol
dier by putting up bean poles and paste
board placards with "Peer Old Hand
cock " en them.
The Mcchanicsburg Radicals arc se par
alyzed by the news from Maine that they
are thinking of voting for Hancock se as te
keep the posteflicc.
Tae DcGeIyerites of Petersburg were
sadly stricken by the last and decisive
news from Maine. The notary gathered
the faithful together in little knots fin
consolation, but could net shake their be
lief that "Jim Garfield can't be elected."
Neither the Dauphin county stumper, nor
their toy drum, nor their midnight rallies
among the cobwebs of the tobacco shed,
nor their tramps around town can inspire
them with confidence. They foresee their
The Conestoga Centre Republicans fail
ed te raise their pole en. Saturday, as only
Heg Ring speakers wcte sent te inspire
them. Johnny Urban, candidate for as
sembly, dressed out inCapt. Hcss's sword,
sash and scabbard, waited patiently for
the colored troops whom he was te mar
shal, bnt they came net. The half hick
ory, half poplar pole broke twice and still
A AI MIHTAKK.
A Yeung aian Mistaken for a Hurglar anil
A sheeting affray occurred at the vil
lage of Sinking Springs,nt an early hour en
Sunday morning, which came near result
ing in the death of Rccse Gaul, a young
man who resides, when at home, with his
stepfather, a man named Hettinger. Gaul
is a student at Muhlenberg college, Allcn Allcn
tewn, and en Saturday returned home en
a visit te his mother.
On Saturday evening he went out driv
ing in a carriage and did net return until
Sunday morning. After putting his horse
in the stable he returned te the house.
and in order net te awaken the inmates,
he opened a shutter and entered the build
ing. The noise awakened Heward Het
tinger, who supposed burglars had gained
an entrance, and picking up a twenty-two
calibre revolver, went in search et the
supposed intruders. Gaul went out of the
room into the yard, and was talking te a
companion who had accompanied him
Hettinger seeing the two men, fired his
pistol at them, the ball passing through
Gaul's thigh, inflicting a severe but net
dangerous wound, the bullet barely miss
ing the femoral artery. Gaul called en
him net te sheet, exclaiming, " Don't you
knew me?" but tee late te prevent the
sheeting. Medical aid was summoned
and the wound dressed. The affair causes
much excitement in the vicinity.
MOltE CLASSIC ORATOK1.
Frem Lecal Republican Stump Speakers.
I In j- ilrewn at Lampeter.
" My father went down Seuth and tlfty
gave him 24 hours te leave."
Irreverent Hearer, sotto voce.
" If he was anything like you they al
lowed him 12 hours tee much."
The Treasury te Draw On.
Mm Cellins at Gclgcr's Ore Mines.
"The Democrats may have their barrels
in this campaign, but wc have the whole
United States treasury at our backc."
High, Lew and the Game.
Hilly Wilsen at Gclgcr's Ore Mines.
"As te the Maine election they laugh
best who laugh last."
"After November we will take little
Billy Hcnscl and Jacob Yawceb Steinmetz,
we will make a little coffin, dig a little
hole and put a little dirt en them. Yes,
iny friends, after November we will put
our opponents up se high that the robins
will build nests in then: coat tails."
The Sixth Ward Club Farade Te-night.
At a meeting of the line officers of the
VM. Wnrrt-AmnrifMiR rlnh. lipid insfc nvnn.
ing at. the control headquarters, the fob
f AM.Iwr 1.t ll'lie A rMinrl .Wl .w Hn n I
lUVVlIli; lUUt; HrtO HlbUU lljJUII 1UI bMU Jf.-
rade of the club te-night:
Ferm en North Queen street in front of
SMiiilnr linnuv nnfc Vnrtfi Oupim tn Fmd-
crick, te Duke, te Walnut,, te Lime, te
Lemen, te Shippen, te Fulton, te Marshall,
te Chestnut, te Duke, te Walnut, te North
Queen, te Schiller house and dismiss.
Great Excitement Among tbe AmUh Men-
u.., uuannit ana euwrs.
Fer mere than a week past there has
been great interest felt and net a little as-
tenishment and excitement manifested
among the Araish Mennonites and ethcr
German religious sects of this county by
reason of the wonderful preaching of Neah
Troyer, a plain uneducated farmer, whose
home is about 15 miles southwest of Iowa
City, in the state of Iowa, and who for
mere than four years past has been amaz
ing the people of the West by preaching.
His fame as a preacher, and seme ac
count of the peculiar physical phenomena
accompanying his religious ministrations,
having reached his brethren in this coun
ty, arrangements were made te have him
come East and preach a scries of sermons
in different sections of the county. On
Monday and Tuesday evenings of last
week he preached le large congregations
at the residence of C. L. Kauffman, near
the Gap. On Wednesday evening he
preached at Mr. Mast's, near the Com
pass, in Sadsbury township, Chester coun
ty ; en Thursday evening at Bishop
Jehn P. Mast's at Morgantown, just
ever the Berks county line; en
Friday evening at Hershey's meet
ing house, Pequea Valley, where hi
congregation numbered fully 1,400 per
sons; en Saturday evening at Jeseph
Shertz's, in the Conestoga Valley ; en Sun
day evening at the Mennonite church, near
Churchtown, and last night at the resi
dence of Jacob K. Zeek, at the four-mile
stene, ncarBinkley's bridge, en the New
Helland pike. The number present at
each of these meetings was fully l,000,and
at seme of them 1,500. The meeting at
Mr. Zeek's was very large, the house and
the grounds adjacent being crowded,
while hundreds of teams lined the
roadsides and were hitched at cvery
convenient place in the vicinity.
There wcre brethren present from all
parts of the cemty from Ephrata en the
north, Safe Harber en the south, the Gap
en the cast anil Mount Jey and Elizabeth
town en the west, and seme from even
mere distant points.
A iccital of the peculiar physical mani
festations affecting the preacher before
and during the meeting at Mr. Zoek'i
will serve for all the ether meetings, for
they were alike in all of them. During the
greater part of the day, say from 4 o'clock
in the morning uutil 4 o'clock in the after
noon, Mr. Troyer behaves in the most ra
tional aud matter-of-fact way, and any one
would take him te be a plain conunon cenunon conunen
schsc farmer, as indeed he is. He con
verses with ordinary intelligence en mat
ters of everyday life, and no one would for
a moment suspect him of being cither an
orator, hypocrite or a dunce. About 4
o'clock in the afternoon he begins te
show sign of dullness, and converses
with difficulty, while there arc slight
twitchiugs and convulsive movements of
his arms and legs. These increase in in
tensity until it becomes necessary for his
attendants te take charge of him and lay
him en a leunge. Herc he remains in ap
parent unconsciousness until about G
o'clock, when his attendants, from long ac
quaint anC3 with him, knew that he is about
te commence his religious ministrations.
He is raised from the leunge and falls
upon his knees, and with eyes closed and
hands outspread he effersup a most fervent
prayer (generally in both German and
English), aud couched in language that
would de credit te the most accomplished
pulpit orator. The prayer ended, he gives
out a hymn, and this being sung, and he
supported en his feet by his attendants
(one of whom is his uncle, Stephen
Yedcr, and the ether his son-in-law,
J. P. King), he takes a text, aud
with his eyes remaining closed, preaches
a sermon seldom speaking less than
two hours and sometimes three. His
text last evening was "Blessed are the
pure in heart, for they shall sce Ged." He
spoke for about two hours and a quarter,
part of the time in English and part in
German. His language was net only well
chosen but his thoughts well arranged and
his argument logical.
A leading thought with him appeared te
be the necessity of uniting all the different
religious sects into a homogeneous brother
hood. He commenced his discourse in the
room in which was the leunge en which
he had been lying, but lie was
gradually moved by his attend
ants te the front perch, se that
the great multitude eutside might the bet
ter hear him. Closing his disceurse iu a
becoming manner, he called upon ministers
of the gospel, if any wcre present, te bear
witness that he had preached nothing but
the word of Ged. There happened te be
four ministers of the Old Mennonite church
present, one of whom had come from
Canada te hear him, and they testified net
only te the orthodoxy of the sermon, but
te the wonderfully clear and impassioned
manner in which the truth had been pre
scntcd. At the close of the sermon Mr.
Troyer lapsed into apparent unconscious
ness, and remained in that condition until
4 o'clock this morning, when awoke and
assumed his normal condition of a country
farmer, and professed te be utterly ob
livious of anything he said or did while
in a state of trance.
Mr. Troyer is a man of about 50 years of
age, a native of Mifflin county, this state,
but for several years past a resident of
Iowa. About seven years age he first ex
perienced the nei von-; twitchiugs and con
tortions and seasons of unconsciousness
which have ever since affected him, and
about four years age he commenced his
involuntary preaching. At first he suffer
ed much pain, but latterly suffers little,
though his nervous paroxysms arc painful
We met him this morning in the Penn
sylvania railroad depot. He was accom
panied by his wife aud one of bis four
children, besides his uncle and brother-in-law
mentioned above, and was surrounded
by a dozen or mere Mennonite friends. He
started West, it being the intention of
these who accompany him te step at vari
ous points in Ohie and Indiana and have '
him preach. Last year he preached 13:5
sermons en as many consecutive days.
Mr. J. K. Zeek requests us te thank, in
his name, the people who attended the
meeting last evening, for their very orderly
behavior. Wc are also requested te say
that the meeting was te have been held at
Mr. Lapp's at Scalp Level, but that owing
te a misunderstanding the usa of the place
was refused aud Mr. Zeek's place was
selected instead. This explanation is due
te these persons who failed te hear the
gic at preacher by reason of their going te
Mr. Lapp's instead of Mr. Zeek's.
The Faraillie UancecK Clnb.
On Friday night Sept. 21 the Democracy
of Paradi&c township, met at Londen
Greve hotel and organized a Hancock and
The following arc the names of the offi effi
cers: President, Daniel Rice a man who
fought all through the war, lest a leg, and
says when the war was ended and the
Seuth accepted all the constitutional
amendments and reconstruction acts he
was ready te take them by the hand as
men of ene great and united country.
Vice President Mcnno Hcr3hcy and A,
Secretary N. J.LcFcvre.
Treasurer D. W. Edwards.
Marshal .Jehn Phenegar ; Aids, James
Ncal and James Bewers.
There were Gl names en the roll and the
club meets en Tuesday night in Paradise
when the roll will feet up ever 150. The
Paradise cornet baud was in attendance
during the evening and treated the crowd
te very geed music.
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