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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER. FRIDAY OCTOBER 1. 1880
FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 1, 1880.
-'The Solid Senth."
One of the chief arguments used by the
Republican orators and newspaper or
gans te enthuse the people of the North
ern states in the interest of General Gar
Geld, and te continue the Republican
party in power, is the cry of a solid
Seuth for Hancock for president. It is
true the Seuth is solid for the Democrat
ic candidate, as well as for these old
principles of constitutional government
which have their origin in and spring out
of these eternal rights of man implanted
by the Creater in the human breast, and
have existed antecedently te all forms of
.social regulation. At the close of the
war, wjien the Seuth lay prostrate, the
Republican party conceived that the great
Democratic principle of free self-government
was dead in lxlh sections of the
country. It was then the common beast
of leading Republicans everywhere, that
the grand old Democratic party was
forever crushed. But as time passed en
and the passions and prejudices engen
dered by the civil war yielded te reason,
the Democracy gained point by point
everywhere until both houses of Congress
passed under its control. Fanatics, and
men of a single idea, whose mental com
prehension cannot see beyond their own
party, steed amazed and wondered hew
the Republican party should ever lese its
held en the governmental power of the
country. Rut in the mass of all
the population of the country
there is a large ierceutage of
people who de their own thinking
independent of the teachings of political
orators and political newspapers, and
upon reflecting upon the nature of our
system of free government, and the prin
ciples embodied in our federal constitu
tion, this thinking class were net long in
abandoning the Republican party, and
enrolling themselves under the banner
of the Democratic party, as the only
party in the country in whose hands and
under whose teachings the constitution,
that glorious bend of union between the
people of all the stales,would be safe. In
all communities in the North, as well as
in the Seuth, intelligence, wealth, in
dustry and business enterprise, exercise
a controlling influence. The planter of
cotton, rice and tobacco fields in the
Seuth, employing hundreds of colored
men, is net required te de any mere te
control the votes of his employees, in
favor of what he believes te be te best
intetests of himself and of them, than is
done by the owners of cotton mills,
woolen mills, furnaces, rolling mills, or
any ether business requiring large num num
bersef persons te carry them en, te con
trol the votes of the employees in favor
of what they affect te believe te be their
own and employees' interest. It is this
that makes the Seuth solidly Democratic.
It is fair argument used with the masses
of the colored population that induces
them te vote Democratic. It is the
means that every Republican in the
North uses te have his employers
te vote the Republican ticket.
Fer a Southern employer te de this is
called ' bulldozing ' by Northern Re
publicans, but for a Northern Republi
can employer te de it no name has yet
been found in the vocabulary of political
orators and organs. There is an old say
ing that "thcreurenoncsebliudasthose
who refiiMi te see," but the name is legion
of these who can see ' the mete in a
brother's eyt;, but fail te see the beam in
their own.''" If it by wrong for the
people of every Southern state te give
their solid electoral vole for Hancock and
Democratic principles of government?
why is it that the Republicans are labor
ing with such zeal te make for themselves
a solid North ? Twe wrongs never make
a right. If Republican orators and
newspapers were candid, frank and honest
in wiiai they complain of a belid Demo
cratic Seuth, they should find some ether
reasons for supporting their candidate
than calling upon their followers te adept
a solid North. But their appeals in this
are net te the reason and judgment of
men, but te passion and prejudice whose
fires have long since died out. It is but.
a feeble attempt te keep alive the feelings
of strife and hate between two sections
of one common country, who both be
lieve and act and feel that sentiment of
harmony whose keyneteGeneral Grant
struck twelve years, when he said : " Let
us have neace "
With characteristic desingenueusness
our local contemporaries distort an epi
sode of "Wednesday night's Democratic
mass meeting in their reports of that
event. They uniformly ignore the fre
quent bursts of applause that interrupt
ed the speakers, with the exception
of the ripple of merriment that pass
ed ever the house when Mr. McCaa
designated himself as " the last high
private left of Longstreet's corps."
The -TVc'ic Era and Examiner, either
through the stupidity or malignity of
their reporters, would convey te their
readers the impression that the au
dience applauded Mr. McCaa be
cause he said he had been a rebel, while
the truth of the matter was, as any one
with an ounce of sense could see, the
people recognized the speaker's modest
joke at the expense of some of his mere
pretentious brethren in the lest cause,
and laughed at the witticism. Cevert
falsehood like this of the Era and Ex
aminer is net less despicable than the
naked lie of the " trustworthy corres
pondent" of that rabid organ the
Philadelphia Bulletin, who attributes
te Mr. McCaa, in an alleged extract from
his remarks, a sentiment that never pass
ed his lips, nor anything approaching it
in language or meaning, but which, all
the same, affords a text for the organ's
editor te say affrightedly that " secession
is net dead."
The zeal and energy which animate
the Democracy in the present canvass
have no better evidence than
in the activity that is being man
ifested in the preparations for
ie-nignts pageant, which premises
te be of proportions that will strike
terror te the stoutest Republican heart.
It will be a gala occasion for the'un
"Toe many colleges and net enough
education" is the way the Philadelphia
Telegraph puts it.
Ex-Judge W. B. Simmons, of Boteteut
county, Va., who was indicted for " ob
structing the civil and political rights of
citizens by net placing negrees en juries,"
has been acquitted in the federal court at
Lynchburg, the jury being composed of
six negrees and six white men.
If the venerable Sam Ward, who has
had curious experiences at Washington,
should tell all he knows, the Credit Mo Me
bilier candidate would be apt te find even
the Poland report pleasant reading in
comparison with his recollections of legis
lation sought or procured. But he will
probably, in the spirit of Oakcs Ames, be
fore the jobbers combined te swear him
down, "let it go as a lean." X. Y. Sun.
September had an eccentric ending. In
terchanging cloud and sunshine, scattered
raindrops and a few tiny snewllakes, com
prised its meteorological freaks. There
was also wind enough te shake down some
of the yellow leaves, together with a kind
of snap in the atmosphere that proclaimed
the season when the corn husks begin t e
rattle in the fields, and the yellow pump
kins encourage the housewife te ask" for a.
Tjie League championship baseball
games ended yesterday ; the results had
been practically known long age. The
Chicagees take the pennant, with the
Previdences in the second place, the Cleve.
lands in the third and the Treys in the
fourth. The season has been a flourishing
one, and the new deal in pennant-winning
makes a geed prospect for the year te
come. When the Bestens hung en te the
emblem of championship year after year,
the struggle became monotonous.
Tin: Democratic torchlight parade to
night is expected te be one of the most
imposing demonstrations of the local cam
paign. The streets will be a blaze of light
and enthusiasm, and the sturdy supporters
of Hancock, law and order need no word
of caution from us net te allow any act of
spiteful adversaries te draw them from
the straight path of rectitude which they
propose te fellow in their march through
our streets te-night. The 'ethics of geed
manners will be observed se far as the
Democrats arc concerned at least, and the
demonstration in all respects will be as or
derly as it is enthusiastic
VV hat iw It that from Ames I leek.
- uvi'il snugly In my pocket-book.
Anil thou resumed iny wiintly leek?
Wlmt was it, when the act was known,
That made my pious spirit groan
fill I would have it called a lean V
What, wlicnmycae .-ccuied vi-ry bad,
Dili I in solemn tones and sad
Swear that I never, never had V
What did Anics have in blackand white
That showed me up in my true light,
And let me inn sorry plight?
What were thus proved beyond a doubt
The llgurcs ler which I sold out.
Mid widen I since have lied about .
VV hat mere than any ether thing
Than salary grab or paving ring
My dnwutall at the polls shall bring"
Speaker Randall left Philadelphia last
night te take part in the battle of Ohie.
Mr. Baktlev Campdell, Mr. Charles
E. Smith, of the Presi; and Mr. A. K. Mc Mc
CLCRE,ef the Timcx,fore the guests at the
monthly dinner of the Thursday club,
which took place at the Girard house, Phil
Secretary Scum, left Washington List
night for Cleveland, where he will speak
te-night. He will speak at Sandusky Oc
tober 2, Teledo October 4. and Cincinnati
Octobere, and will probably make a speech
in Indiana before his return te Washing
ton. Senater Den Camerex started for In
diana last night. He came te Philadel
phia Wednesday night in response te a
telegram from Chairman Cessna, who
had become uneasy about the senator's
campaign subscription, and assured the
volatile chairman that he would assist the
state committee in this respect.
Late advices from the Hayes party are
te the effect that Mr. Hayes and family
will probably remain in the West until
the presidential election. They expect te
reach their home at Fremont, Ohie, dur
ing the latter part of October and te re
main theie until the November election
A Liverpool newspaper has the news
that Mr. Hayes and his family will visit
England at the end of his term of office,
and that "Mr. Hayes, who is a Wesleyan,
is occasionally in the habit of delivering
lay sermons and will, it is understood, oc
cupy the pulpits of several of the leading
clergymen of his denomination while in
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The cpizoety among horses is spreading
ia New Yerk.
Diphtheria of a very fatal type is raging
in North Wakefield, en the River Gati
ncau, in Ontario.
Calvin Ecll was caught in the machine
ry of a saw mill and killed, at Starkville,
The population of Virginia by the census
just taken, is 1,509, 33.", an increase of
284,17:- siucc 1S70.
The total earnings of Sing Sing peniten
tiary during September were $18,178 and
the expenditures $15,434.
Calvin Bell was accidentally caught in
the machinery of a saw mill at Starkvill,
aiiss., yesterday, and was instantly killed.
The potato bug has become a plague in
Frederickton, N. B. The insects net only
crowd the fields, but swarm into the
William Hewlette, aged 17 years, was
killed by being caught in the machinery at
the Tredegar iron works, in Richmond,
Va., yesterday morning.
Julia Hayes, a widow, was burned te
death in Uuffale yesterday while trying te
save goods from her burning house.
Jeb Chadwick, son of a wealthy farmer
of Crosswicks, N. J., was fatally gored by
a bull en Wednesday, and died yesterday
of his injuries.
Ferdcrick Ameluug, aged 53 years, died
yesterday in Baltimore from the effects of
a dose of stramenium, administered by his
wife in mistake for another medicine.
A fire in Oglcsbce & Moere's paper mill,
at Middletown, Ohie, yes'erday morning,
caused damage te the amount of 10,000.
A woman named Julia Hayes, a widow,
of Buffalo, was burned te a crisp yester
day, she having run back into her house te
save a few effects while it was en Jire.
United States Treasurer Gilfillan yester
day mailed 58,000 checks, representing
$5,322,423.50, which amount is the quar
terly interest due en the 4 per cent, regis
tered bends outstanding.
There was frost in Piedmont, W. Va.,
en Wednesday night, nearly a month earli
er than usual. Its severity is net believed
te be sufficient te injure materially the to
bacco and ether crops.
Mrs. William B. Dayton, a lady from
Philadelphia, died suddenly with heart dis
crse, yesterday about neon, en the steps of
a new building en Q street, near Thirteenth
Baseball yesterday : Worcester, 14 ;
Providence, 14. At Chicago Chicago, 10 ;
Buffalo, 8. At Cincinnati Cinnati, 2;
Cleveland, 0. At Bosten Bosten, 4;
Trey, 3 (eleven innings.)
"A sheeting affair took place at Yaki
ma City, W. T., in which Denk Splawn
was killed, Jehn Splawn shot through both
legs and David Carrell shot through the
lungs and is net expected te live.
Twe mere bodies were removed from
the bottom of the Hudsen river tunnel
yesterday. Beth the bodies, although
badly decomposed, are the best looking
that have yet been rescued. They are sup
posed te be these of S weetman and Bagley.
The weavers in the Barnard mill, at Fall
River, Mass., struck yesterday, in conse
quence of a change in the class of grades,
which, the say, reduce their wages. The
agent, however, says the rates arc the
same as for the old work.
The Swedish bark Eva was totally lest
en Santana en the 10th ult. The Swedish
bark Constantia and Norwegian bark Gau
ger were lest the same day at Tamala. The
captain, second mate and one seaman of
the Gauger were lest en Tobasco bar pre
vious te that date.
Jehn Harris, a miner, shot and killed
Jehn Brown, also a miner, at the Sceley
mine, near Cromwell, Ky. They had a
quarrel during the day in which blows
were struck and met at night alone when
Brown was shot in the breast. It is said
he was clasping an open knife when
A locomotive drawing a heavy freight
train en the Reme, Watertown and Og
densburg railroad, exploded yesterday
morning in the village of Canten, ncavy
fragmeuts of iron were thrown te a dis
tance of one hundred reds, and the fields
around were strewn with pieces of the
wreck. Strangely enough, the fireman
was only slightly injured, and the engineer
A fatal quarrel took place in Bey no city,
N. J., between Jacob Stansbury and James
Lynch. Beth men arc employed at the
Standard works. A week age a trouble
arose between them about work. Yester
day both men after drinking much liquor
met, when Stansbury struck Lynch 'en the
head with a bottle fracturing his skull.
Lynch will die. Stansbury is under ar
rest. STATIC ITEMS.
The funeral of Gen. Albright took place
yesterday at Mauch Chunk, and was at
tended by about two thousand persons.
An immense Hancock demonstration
took place in Yerk last night. The torch
light precession, one and an eighth miles
in length, parade fully uniformed. The
Hancock veterans headed the precession.
Yerk county is putting en its war paint
and is bristling for Hancock.
The Democrats of Alteena and vicinity
held an immense meeting last night. At
least 10,000 people were in attendance. A
magnificent torchlight precession paraded
the streets, and the meeting all in all is
the largest ever held there by either party.
Speeches were made by Hen. C. L. Lam Lam
berten, of Wilkesbarre, and ethers.
A tilKL BURGLAR'S TRIAL.
Only Fourteen Years Old and Under Three
The New Yerk Sun of Thuisday morn
ing says : Annie Martin, a fair faced, blue
eyed girl of fourteen, was en trial in the
Kings county court of sessions yesterday,
en charges of burglary in the third degree
and grand larceny. She were a short
dress, and from beneath a Derby hat there
fell ever her shoulders au abundance of
auburn curls. She seemed wholly undis
turbed by her surroundings and listened te
all of the testimony against her with per
fect composure. The court room was
crowded, as her parents are respectable
people, and she had alleged that the goods
which she had pawned, and which were
identified as having been stolen
from neighbors, had been given te
her by her father. Most ei the goods
were found in Goodstein's pawn
shop, in Bridge street, where the girl
gave the name of Smith, and said that she
lived in De Kalb avenue. There are three
indictments for burglary and grand larceny
iuiu:i iter, euu is uuuuseu ei uaving en
tered the apartments of Miss Theresa
Traey, at 990 Atlantic avenue, en August
21, with false keys, and stolen seventeen
yards of silk worth $2.50 yard. This was
recovered. She is also accused of having
entered the apartments of Mrs. Rese, at
1033 Pacific street, and stolen a roll of silk
and a silk dress worth $C0. She admitted
having stolen these goods, and said that
she found the key te Mrs. Rese's apart
ments in the back yard. Altketurh she
professed te have pawned these goods,
they have never been recovered. She is
also accused of having entered the apart
ments of Andrew Jehnsen, at 1037 Pacific
street, and stolen $23 in meney, a diamond
pin, a watch, a chain, a charm, and a re
volver. The goods were recovered in a
When Detective Bartholemew Currau,
of the Bergen street police station, obtain
ed a description of the alleged girl burglar
from persons who had seen her enter Mis.
Tracy's house, he found it corresponded
with that of the girl who gave her name
as Smith te the pawnbroker. In search
ing the vicinity of the robberies he en
countered Annie Martha. He gave a
woman ten cents te send her te a drug
store near by, that he might arrest
her away from home, and keep her
arrest a secret until he had searched
the house. He found four pawn tickets
there, and by means of these, he recovered
most of the goods. Much indignation was
expressed at the detective's method of ar
resting the girl, and Dr. Heward, a physi
cian wne testiucd in uer behalf yesterday,
published a card at the time, saying that
if the detective had arrested his daughter
in that way the coroner would have had
something te de with the result.
The girl's defense was that her father
had given her articles which she had
pawned, and that alie did net knew where
they came from. Her father, however,
did net appear in court te corroborate her
Assistant District Attorney Weinberg,
en account ei uie gin s yeutn, asKcu ler a
conviction for petit larceny only.
The jury, after an absence of several
hours, returned a verdiet of guilty of petit
A Hancock Postmaster Deposed.
H. W. McKoen, who was a gallant
Union soldier, has been postmaster at
Leng Eddy, Delaware county, N. Y., for
several years. A few weeks age he re
ceived a circular from the Republican na
tional committee asking him te contribute
a percentage of his meagre salary te the
bribery and corruption fund of that party.
lie did net respond. Soen afterward he
received a mere pressing call for funds
from the same source. Mr. McKoen had
made up his mind te vote for Hancock.
He refused te contribute te the Republi
can campaign fund. A few days age he
received notice from Washington that he
was dismissed from the government ser
vice as postmaster at Leng Eddy.
OVER TUB WMtES.
A Couple Married by Telegraph.
Albert H. Latham, of Albany, Me., and
Sarah J. Farris, of Portland, Ind., were
recently married by telegraph, the
officiating clergyman being at the
same end of the wire as the bride. At
1:50 o'clock the operator at Albany tele
graphed te the operator at Portland, asking
if the "party had arrived." There being
no American Union office at Portland, the
despatch had te be transferred at India
napolis, aud reached Portland via the
Western Union. This necessitated some
delay, but in due time the response came :
" We are here. Ready in a few minutes.
J. J. Petter, operator at Portland." The
next message was as fellows : "Portland
2:23 p. m. Albert H. Latham, Albany,
Me. : De you take Sarah J. Farris te be
your lawful and wedded wife, te live to
gether until you de die ? De you premise se
te de? R. J. Parrett." The response
was : " Albany, 2:55 p. m. Yes I de.
iiiuert .Liatnam. men came inc ioiiow ieiiow ioiiew
ing: "Portland, 2.5GP M. Albert H Lath
am, Albany, Me.: By the authority vested
in me I pronounce you husband and wife.
Amen. R. J. Parrett, Minister." Con
gratulations then passed.ever the wires from
various places, wishing the newly-married
couple happiness and prosperity. A de
spatch was also sent by the bride telling
her husband te meet hei at Kansas City.
DRIFT OF THE CURRENT.
A Leading German Republican Paper
Indiana Declares for Hancock.
The Deutsclie Zeilung, published at New
Albany, Ind,, an ably conducted Republi
can paper, came out en the 23th of Sep
tember for Hancock and English and the
Democratic state and county tickets. Its
publishers announce that they have be
come tired of the conduct and methods of
the Republican party and say that the
German voters desire the restor
ation of pcace and geed feeling
between the North and the Seuth.
Therefore the newspaper feels bound te
fellow the bulk of its readers aud support
the Democratic party. The editor, Mr.
Otte Palmer, a man of great inilucncc in
his section, says the change is due solely
te the conviction and belief that the time
has come for a change in the administra administra administra
tionef the government, because harmony
and geed will between the sections cannot
be secured without it. He feels bound te
declare that in reaching this conclusion he
has been greatly influenced by the words
and deeds of men like Judge Stalle, Jacob
Mullcr and Kocrner, all of whom, formerly
Republicans, new urge their countrymen
te support the Democratic ticket.
Nominated for Congress.
The Republicans of the Thirtieth New New
Yerk district have reneminated Jehn Van
Voorhis for Congress.
The Republicans of the Thirty-second
New Yerk district have nominated Myren
P. Rusk for Congress te fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of R. V. Pierce
and for the Forty-seventh Congress.
The Grecubackers of the Fourth Wis
consin district nominated Geerge Godfrey
The Republicans of the Thirteenth New
Yerk district unanimously nominated
Jehn M. Kctcham for Congress.
At the Democratic convention of the
Twentieth New Yerk district Judge nil nil
ten was nominated for Congress.
Tragic Result of Illicit Lew.
Anna Chaplin, daughter of a director of
the I- irst national bank et Warsaw, ind.,
three weeks age presented a' forged check
purporting te be signed by her father, at
the bank, and it was paid. Her father,
discovering the forgery, had her committed
te jail, refusing te bail her out. A few
days after she confessed that the forger
was G. L. Smith, a leal estate agent, and
he was arrested, but found bail. On
Tuesday afternoon he saw Miss Chaplin
in the jail yard, and jumping ever the
fence, shot her dead, and then committed
suicide. Smith was a married man, and
the father of two children, but was trying
te get a divorce for the purpose of marry
ing Miss Chaplin.
A Horrible Crime.
Anna Strekcr, en trial at Manitowoc,
III., for the murder of her employer, Miss
Nancy Hey weed, confessed her guilt en
Tuesday te her mother, aud repeated the
confession in court. The murder was com
mitted in a fit of passion, by striking Miss
Hey weed en the neck and head with an axe,
the provocation being a scolding given te
the girl. When the latter found that her
mistress was dead she dragged the body
into the yard and concealed it. The girl :fl
only 17 years of age, and cannot read or
LIGHT PROM TIIE EAST.
Pele Raising m Salisbury.
Democratic pole, 90 feet in length.
was raised en Tuesday evening by the
Mount Airy Democrats, assisted by several
Hancock Republicans. It is a splendid
straight stick, aud ileats the stars and
stripes from its top, and also has a beard
about half way up with "Hancock and
English '' en it. The ladies made wreaths
of flowers that arc entwined around the
pole for a dktancc of twenty-live feet.
After the pole was raised, addresses
were delivered by I. Diller Worst and
Isaac" Cofl'reth, jr. Although the meeting
was small, as there had been no notice
given, it was very enthusiastic. Cheer
after cheer was given for our standard
bearers, and all were well satisiicld with
the evening's work.
Pole Raising at Smyrna.
The Hancock and English club met last
evening and erected a handsome hickory
pole, with cedar top, measuring 129 feet
out of the ground. The cedar top lias a
large broom te indicate a clean sweep,
large streamer and handsome Hag. Neigh
boring Democrats met in great number,
and Smyrna hall was cempletly filled. The
enterprise had at its head some very valu
able "Hoppers," who take special pride in
their position. Everything is booming
down this way for Hancock and English English
Lecal and visiting speakers addressed the
" Acress tlie Cen-
Last night the curtain
a large audience in the
Was rolled up te
opera house, the
attraction being the play entitled " Acress
the Continent,' which was presented by
Oliver Doud Byren and his company. The
piece has been played here several times
and the character of it is well known. It
is of the sensational order, and during its
presentation bleed flews like water. The
leading character, Jee Ferris, the here of
the play, who always makes his appear
ance in time te protect the innocent and
punish the villains, was well acted by Mr.
Byren. The support was geed through
out, the character of Jack Adderly, the
villain, being well sustained by Harry B.
Hudsen. Jehn Pcndy aud Jee Banks, fur
nished the fun for the evening in the char
acters of Caesar Augustus and JeJm O.
Buyer, and both gave their specialties with
great success in the bar-room scene of the
second act. During this act Master
Charles Hagen appeared and gave clever
imitations of Pat Rooney. His make-up,
walk, and dancing were geed, hut his
voice lacked strength and his brogue was
none of the best.
tO ! TUE POOR INDIAN.
A Well-Known Harrlsburger's Experience
In JJew Mexico Walking into Victeria's
Ambnsh Letter from Air. James
E. Cunningham. .
The Harrisburg Patriot publishes the
appended private letter from Mr. James
E. Cunningham te a friend in that city.
Mr. Cunningham is a native of Harrisburg,
and as he has many friends in Lancaster
as well, the letter will be read with a great
deal of interest here. Mr. Cunningham is
new employed in the engineering depart
ment of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe railroad and has for some time been
engaged with a corps of engineers in mak
ing surveys for the read in the wilds of
New Mexico. He writes as fellows :
Camp Near Cummings, 'New Mexico,
September 20, 1880. Dear Jim : Since
last writing you, our camp has been wit
ness of a tragedy, of which I have made no
mention before, in any of my letters, net
caring te cause any alarm at home, but as
we are new pretty well removed from the
scene of danger, I guess there will be no
harm in relating the circumstances. Our
camp, until the past few days, was pitched
right upon the site of all of Victeria's
depredations last winter, which fact was
attested by the numerous graves fortifica
tions, old trails, etc., that we discovered
in our neighborhood, but as Gen. Bucll's
company was at Fert Cummings, only
fourteen miles from us. and our party,
escort and all, numbered seventy men,
while Victeria was reported te be ever in
Mexico, we were lulled into a feeling of
security from which we were rudely
awakened just two weeks age te-day, in
the manner I will attempt te describe.
On the afternoon of that day, the Cth of
September, I was lying down in the shade
of my tent, taking a nap, when one of the
boys, who had been making stakes near
by, called me and said that he had seen a
vehicle come ever a hill about a mile from
camp at a furious gallop, with six horse
men following it, and that, a few minutes
afterward, just when the whole party had
disappeared below another slight hill be
tween them and us, he had heard several
shots and the sound of a human voice. He
said, however, that a Mexican train had
just passed and attributed the occurrence
te them, thinking that they were herding
their cattle. I did net attach much im
portance te the report until some time had
passed, when the failure of the stage te ar
rive en time aroused my suspicions, and
taking my rille and one of our men, who
was also armed, and a soldier who had no
arms at all, wc started down the read te
investigate the matter. Wc crossed ever
the first hill and down te the bottom of the
hollow, when just en the slope of the next
rise, we found tracks of a wagon which had
been turned short around and just along
side the track the body of au old stage
driver by the name of "Aleck," with whom
wc had all become pretty well acquainted
as he frequently brought our mail out te
us. Wc immediately hurried back te camp
with the intelligence and the captain in
command of our escort sent a squad of
ten men, under the command of the lieu
tenant te investigate the matter. I accom
panied them out and we went about two
miles and a half before we found the
coach, beside which wc found the body of
another man, still warm, and around it for
a space of fifty feet were scattered the
contents of the six mail bags, the lettcis
tern aud thrown about in all sorts of
shapes. The mules had been taken off, but
the stage was uninjured, se wc hitched it
en te the wagon which accompanied us,
and putting the body and all the mail we
could get together in it, struck back te
cam), picking up the body of the driver en
the way back and getting into camp about
dark. Our live boys were all out of camp
and our water wagon ever at the fort, se a
courier was sent te netuy them and te
carry the news of the occurrence te Gen.
Bucll. He fulfilled his mission safely and
our boys all get into camp. The next
morning about 2 o'clock Captain Parker,
with a company of the Fourth cavalry,
came into our camp, where they staid
until daybreak, when they moved out for
the scene of the murder. When they
get there they found the body of an
other man, who proved te be the son of
Captain Madder, of the Sixth cavalry, at
Camp Bewie, and whose body we had
missed the night before. He was found
much nearer our camp thau the ethers,
and had evidently been killed while try
ing te get te our camp. They also sent in
the balance of the mail matter, which wc
asserted, and most all of the boys, myself
among the number, found letters for us
among it. The scouts had trouble in
getting en the trail of the Indians, aud it
was followed by the company en a trot,
the scouts in front, the men entirely un
suspicious of the close neighborhood of the
enemy, when right out of the ground in
front of them came a volley, which killed
two scouts, one soldier, and wounded sev
eral men and horses. They had walked
right into an ambnsh and were compelled
te fall back te keep from being destroyed.
Parker made a geed fight under the cir
cumstances, his officers aud men behaving
very bravely ; but they were outnumbered,
and after several efforts te dislodge the In
dians were obliged te fall back te a point
near our camp and send te Cummings for
reinforcements. These arrived about :
o'clock iu the afternoon, but as seen as the
Indians saw the column conic up they
broke camp and ran, taking with them all
their stock, squaws aud everything. When
the soldiers get te the scene of the morn
ing's fight they found only the bodies of
the two scouts, which had been burned,
and the dead soldier, whose body,hewcvcr,
had net been mutilated in the least. The
trail was followed for about a mile further
into a canon where the remains of a large
camp were found, beside a big tank of
water, which the Indians had tilled with
the entrails of animals, se that the water
was utterly unfit for use. The enemy get
away without the less of stock or anything
else. The only thing the soldiers had te
show for their fight was a few head of
stock which had been abandoned en the
trail, being unable te keep up with the
rapid flight. The soldiers said that the In
dians went back te Mexico ; but as several
parties have been seen lurking around here
since, it is safe te conclude that they de net
knew as much about it as they would like
te have us believe. However, we have
moved our camp from that neighborhood
and we arc in such a position new as te
be able te give them a pretty geed stand
off, even if they should attack us in force,
which I de net believe they will ever de,
for, if they had net been afraid of us, they
had the best opportunity in the world of
attacking us in our camp. Wc used
every precaution in our power te make our
camp defensible making a corral for our
stock out of the wagons and keeping sen
tinels out day and night, se I guess old Un
cleVic. concluded that as we were expecting
mm, ne naa pcrnaps uettcr postpone his
visit. I wish wc could get some of the
Christian philanthropists who arc continu
ally crying about the wrongs of the nenr
Indians, out in this country, and give old
Vic. a whack at their old pates. I think
some of their minds would undergo a con
siderable change in regard te the settle
ment of the Indian question. We will be
in shape te pull out of here in a few days,
and by the time we are ready te ceme back
the railroad will have settled the question
of danger, se far as this immediate coun
try is concerned. Wc have get a brave
let of boys with us as a general thing and
can take pretty geed care of ourselves, and
expect te finish this work in spite of Vic.
or any ether man.' Your friend.
James E. Crxxixeii.vM.
St. Peter's Fair.
The ladies fair for the benefit of St.
Petcr4s church, Elizabethtown, Rev.
Father Fein pastor will open te-morrow
evening. The ladies have worked dilligent
ly in preparing beautiful and useful goods
for sale at the fair and the gentlemen have
in every way aided them. Seme very
handsome contributions have been made
by friends in this city, and quite a number
of Lancasterians will be present. A full
band of music will be in attendance.
THE AMERICAN TROTTER.
A Visit te Speedwell Stock Farm.
The Stock Enterprise or Lancaster County.
Under date of Speedwell. Lancaster
county, September 29. a special cerres
pendent of the Wilmington (Del.) Etery
Ecening writes the following entertaining
description of the Hambletenian house
hold en the Celeman estate :
Lancaster county is known throughout
the state of Pennsylvania as the richest
agricultural region in it. It is also known
throughout the country as one of the most
important tobacco-growing regions of the
Union, te which proud position she at
tained by gradual but steady ad
vances. It is within the memory of young
men when Lancaster tobacco was
net considered as nearly en a par with
Connecticut, and was used only for fillers,
or wrappers for inferior cigars. Slowly,
bat surely, this has changed,and the farm
ers of Lancaster, with increased experi
ence, have grown from year te year a bet
ter grade of leaf, until at the present time
their product net only equals, but is recog
nized by manufacturers as superior te
Connecticut, and their wrappers envelop
some of the finest cigars consumed iu this
country. One of the advantages of Lan
caster ever Connecticut is that the leaf has
a darker hue, and, therefore, conforms
mere ciescly te the tasl c of the smoker of
the period. The writer was recently told
by a Cuban manufacturer in your city,
that some brands of Lancaster were nearly
en a par with Havana. Se much for the
tobacco industry of this region, which is
only alluded te show that Lancaster holds
a high rank as a cultivating county, and
But this is net the subject which led me
te write, for all this was known by the
public long before it was known by the
writer himself. The object of this epistle
is te inform the people, and mere especially
the people of Delaware, se close te Lancas
ter county in location and interest, of au
enterprise concerning which comparatively
little is known by the outside world. Near
ly every one has heard of the large stock
farms of Kentucky, where most of the thor
oughbred, running and much of the no
blest strained trotting stock is raised.
Orange county, New Yerk, is also kuewn
throughout tne United States as a nursery
of trotters, many of which in the past
have wen honor and reputation for their
ancestry and place of nativity, and many
mere of which give premiso of equalling,
perhaps excelling their forerunners' per
formances ; but few knew what it may be
well for your people te knew that here in
Lancaster county, among the rugged hills
and fertile valleys of Elizabeth township,
is a stock farm of large and constantly in
creasing proportions, which it would be a
feast for any lever of the American trotter
te visit and inspect,
Situated in almost the extreme north of
the county, 1" miles from the city.ef Lan
caster aud five miles north of the town of
Lititz en the Reading & Columbia railroad
where the Hammer creek reaches a point
a very few miles from the line of Lebanon
county, lies the farm bearing the name
which appears in the date line of this let
ter the Speedwell stock farm. It is
one of a scries owned by the Celeman heirs
a family whose wealth has made it known
in metropolitan circles. Of Rebert Cole Cele
man one of these heirs, the following facts,
which appeared at the time in the news
papers all ever the country, may be re
membered : Net mere than two years
age Mr, Celeman, a young man, was mar
ried te a young lady who with regard te
linancial wealth, was in Humble circum
stances the daughter of a clergyman. Mr.
Celeman had resolved that upon his mar
riage he would build the finest mansion as
a residence in Pennsylvania. Accordingly
he set the artisans te work in an open field
and had expended $30,000 en the work,
when unfortunately his wife died, aud the
husband immediately had the walls of the
structure tern down, the excavations filled
up and the field plowed ever.
These heirs, who are mere generally
known as " the Celeman heirs," are the
possessors of au expanse of land embracing
some 21,000 acres in Lancaster and Leba
non counties, and containing within the
limits of the latter a number of valuable
ere banks, which in themselves arc a con
tinual source of wealth. This land is di
vided oil" into farms under the manage
ment el e crscers, and the one under con
sideratien is at the southern extremity of
the Celeman possessions, lhe farm which
adjoins it en the north is partly devoted
te raising fins breeds of cattle.
But te return te the Spccdweil farm,
which is cultivated and shorn each season
of fine crops of such staples as wheat, corn
and tobacco, but whose chief and most at
tractive feature is the trotting stock. This
farm is under the direct management of
Geerge F. Yeutz, who has subordinates in
charge of every department of farm work.
Upen the farm are 212 head of horseflesh,
exclusive of draught horses. In the fields
are small droves of breed marcs with
suckling colts by their sides, while in ether
parts are cavalcades of two-year-old colts.
The thrcc-ycar-elds are all stabled and
made used te the halter and curry comb.
Here and there you sec a youngster stroll
ing about with a rein made fast te a sur
single and looking uncomfortable ; these
hopefuls arc taking their first lessens with
the bit, mere particularly getting used te
the feeling of that article in the mouth.
j At this age, also, they arc broken te har
ness, iirst being hitched double and driven
thus until they are ready for single exer
cise. Ifc is no unusual sight te the people
within five niilts around te see team after
team of high-stepping young noblemen or
maidens of the Hambletenian genealogy
passing along the fine country reads.
The four-year-olds arc found in fine
stalls, mostly box stalls, carefully groomed
and smooth as a looking-glass. Their
mettle is beiug tested day after day and
great care is necessary te keep them in
proper trim. The three and four-year-olds
seem te be the most numerous, as they
are sold off rapidly when they enter their
fifth year. In fact there arc scarcely half
a dozen fivc-ycars-elds en the place
awaiting sale, and a six-year-olds would be
a curiosity. The breaking, exercising and
speeding aic done by II. K. Bcchtel, a
gentleman wcll-kuewn in Wilmington, as
he has been there at several trotting meet
ings. His last visit was with Harry Ferd,
a big roan animal that will doubtless be
remembered by your sportsmen from his
peculiar gait. These visits were made bc-
lerc he became connected with Speedwell.
The lord of the manor, and the chief at
traction te visitors is the noble progenitor
of this numerous family (the pattern of his
father) Middletown, by Rysdyk's Hamble Hamble
eonian. Ne one who has ever seen ' Old
Rysdyk" or a geed photograph of him,
could fail te recognize the son 3IiddIctewn
for a moment. He has the same color,
height, marks, flowing tail and roomy pro
portions of his great sire. Middletown is
himself a 2:20 horse, while the perform
ances of the namblctenian family have
places it at the head of the list of trotters.
Dcxters are numbered among its brilliant
members. Middletown was purchased in
New Yerk at a cost of $14,000 and is new
20 j cars old, but still as full of energy and
life as ever, and the rising generations
around him premise te perpetuate his
name when he is gene. There arc new
standing en the farm several yenug stal
liens, of his own get, who, te all appear
ances, will be able te take his place.
It may be of interest te your readers te
knew that among the breed marcs en the
farm is one formerly owned by Geerge G.
Lobdcllefyour citv. The stork raiPfl
here makes net only trotters with futures,
but it also is found te be of the very best
quality for read use. They are well broken
and when matured sufficiently te sell are
penectiy geniie. a. enei visit te the in
teresting place and an observation of the
action of several of the scions of this house
en the half-mile track connected with it
has led me te drop you these lines, believ
ing that a letter showing that there is an
enterprise such at this se near te your city
ana state win de net emy interesting
reading for the present, but will be found
of some benefit te these of your readers
who may be, cither new or in the future,
in search of a stable from which te pick a
superior roadster or trotter, and snch s one
The At toudance Yesterday and Te-day No Ne
tice of Seme for the Exhibits List
Yesterday afternoon and last evening
there was a better attendance at the agri
cultural and horticultural fair than the
day before, and this morning the teachers
and inmates of the Children's Heme were
admitted with complimentary tickets.
About sixty of the children were present
and appeared te enjoy the exhibition very
Yesterday afternoon and Last evening the
several committees appointed te make the
award of premiums were busily engaged
examining the exhibits and deciding the
awards. It was late in the evening before
some of them concluded their labors.
Jehn C. Linville, of Salisbury, te whom
was awarded the first premium for apples,
had 70 varieties en exhibition, including
the Rhede Island Greening, Apple Butter,
Indian, White Docter, Rome Beauty,
Wayne, Lancaster Pippin, Strawberry,
Hoepcs, Twenty Ounce, Gleria Mundi,
Gelden Pippin, Baldwin, Newtown Pip
pin, Euglish Russet, Remanite, Pippin of
Benjamin, Paradise, Gravenstcin, Wine
Sap, Gilliflewcr, Deminie, Vandcvcre and
The exhibits of Milten C. Cooper, te
whom the second premium was awarded,
and Casper Ililler & Sen, who received
third premium, was scarcely inferior te
Daniel Smeyeh te whom was given the
first premium for best collection of pears,
had 25 varieties en exhibition, including the
GloutMerceau, Hendersen, Green Helland,
Angeulcmc, Buffeu, Bucrre de Anjou, Ott,
Seckcl, Lawrence, Pitman's Duchessc,
Bucrrc Bosc, Gelden Pears, Pctite 3Iar
gucrite, Late Winter, Bucrre Hardy, StJ
Gislane, Howe, Bartlctt, 3Inhlcnbcrg,
Winter Nelis, Bucrre Dichl, Bucrre Clair
geau, and several ethers.
Wm C. Weidlc's collection of pears was
also very line, and received second prem
ium. Daniel Sineych was also given the first
premium for grapes, of which he exhibited
Concord, Clinten, Ta-Kolen, North Caro
lina, Diana, Allen's Hybrid. Rogers 53 and
and 28, Catawba, Black Hambcrg, Black
St. Peters, Syrian, White Nice, White
J. C. Linville, who carried off the fiia)
premium for wheat, had en exhibition IU
varieties Clawsen, Jersey amber, Rogers
white, Fultz, Mediterranean, Seneca
white. Wicks white, Shoemaker, Rough
and Ready and Egyptian.
Jehnsen Miller received second premium
ft r 9 varieties.
Belew will be found a full list of the pre
miums awarded :
Class One Fruits.
Jehn C. Linville, best collection of ap
ples, first premium, $6.
Lillic E. Gress, plate of lemens, special
premium, 50 cents.
Jacob Zccher, best half peck quinces,
3Irs. E. Lichty,'bcst plate of quinces,
50 cents ; best plate of Clairgcau pears, 50
N. L. Getz, best Northern Spy apples, 50
Abncr J. Smeltz, half peck quinces,
S. R. Hess & Sen, plate Gravenstcin ap
ples, 50 cents, and special premium.
I. S. Bessler.bcst plate Smeke Heuse ap
pics, 50 cents ; best plate Maiden's Blush
Jehnsen Miller, best plates of Rainbow
and Belle Fleur, $1.
Constantine Bernhavt, pomegranite tree,
Wm. Weidcl, best plates Scckel, Duch
essc, B. de Anjou and Lawrence pears, $2.
Harriet Weidle, second best basket of
Milten C. Cooper, second premium for
collection of apples, $4.
A. S. Keller, best plates Imperial, Bald
win, r allawater and bcck-iie-farthcr ap
ples, $2 ; white peaches, special premium.
Eues H. Leaman, best plates Wine-sap
and Smith's cider, $1.
Dr. Wm. Blackwood, best plate peaches,
Willis Geist, best stand Shelden pears,
50 cents. .
Daniel Smeyeh, first premium, best col
lection pears, $C ; best basket of fruit, $2 ;
best seedling peach, $1 ; beat Catawba
grapes, $1 ; best foreign grapes, $2.
E. S. Hoever, best plate King of Tomp
kins County apple, 50 cents.
Henry Kautfman, for best plate of
another variety, 50 cents.
3Irs. Nath. Elhnakcr, grapes, special
Lightncr Hendersen, Fallawater apples,
Casper Hillcr & Sen, third premium en
best collection of apples, $2 ; plate Chine:
land pear, special premium ; best Concord,
Isabella and Wilder grapes, $1.50.
Daniel Smeyeh, Isabella grapes, special
Jacob M. Mayer, best Marietta and Tele
graph grapes, $1.
Francis Krcady, pears, special premium.
Henry Eckcrt, Lady apple branch,
G. F. Sprengcr, seceud best half peck
quinces, 50 cents.
Class Twe Flowers.
Louisa Garver, pillow of tuberoses, 50
cents and special mention ; cut tuberoses,
S. Kennedy, 50 cents for petunias.
S. G. Gcnscmer, sunflower.
Casper Ililler and Jacob M. 3rayer, or
namental grasses, favorable mention.
Class 3 Vegetable.
N. L. Getz, Blue Peerless potatoes, first
premium, 50 cents.
S. R. Hess & Sen, .12 varieties of pota
toes, first premium, $2.
L. C. Lyte, Canada Victer potatoes, first
premium, 50 cents ; 4 heads cauliflower,
first premium, 25 cents,
Erb, peppers, first premium, 25
A. Cooper, htigar beats, first
Willis Geist, 2 cashaws, first premium,
E. S. Hoever, Early Rose potatoes, first
premium 50 cents.
Isaac K. Ryan, 6 turnips, first premium,
Jacob M. Mayer, field pumpkins, first
Class Four Cereal.
Jehn U. Bushong, one-eighth barrel
Southern wheat, 50 cents.
N. L. Gctz, white corn, 50 cents.
Jehnsen Miller, white wheat, second
piemium, $4 ; 1 peck rye, first premium, $1.
L. C. Lyte, yellow corn, first premium,
Jehn B. Erb, early yellow corn, second
premium, 25 cents.
Daniel Webster, best peck of wheat, 75
Wm. Bresiu3, bushel yellow corn, 50
Laa? K. Ryan, collection of corn, second
Lightner Hendersen, timothy Mel. 50