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LANCASTER DAlLt JLfcTJSLLlGKNCEU. FRIDAY OCTOBER 8, 1880
FEIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 8, 1880.
He Business latereste.
Oiir Republican contemporaries simu
late great indignation ever what they
allege te be our attempt te deny te busi
ness men the right te express their polit
ical opinions. If they can find anybody
se stupid as te believe that we have
sought te de any such thing they are
heartily welcome te that man's vote.
We should think it vain labor te seek te
make a Democrat cut of such a senseless
leg. The truth, as these organs knew it
te be, is that they have undertaken te
create the impression that the business
men of the country demand .Garfield's
election ; and te that end have unfairly
styled meetings of " Republican business
men " as meetings of " business men."
Obviously there is a vast difference be
tween the two, and Ave adopted a simple
expedient te show it by publishing a list
of the forty men who assembled te or
ganize the first "business men's" meet
ing in Lancaster. That list exploded the
pretension that the business men of Lan
caster had come together, and showed
that it was only the Republican part of
them who were in the movement. This
showing removed all its significance of
course. Republican business men will
give their sympathy and their aid te
their party as they have a perfect right
te de ; but their action cannot tend te
show that the business men of the coun
try are for Garfield, or that its business
interests demand him; which is the
idea the Republican orators seek te in
culcate. The title of " business men " is an ob
jectionable one for any particular class
of the community te seek te appropriate ;
for in this country every man labors and
se every man is a business man. The
business interests of the country occupy
every citizen, whether he is an employer
or an empleyee: and every citizen is
cquallyentitledtemakeup his mind as
te what these interests require. The
Republican notion in sterting these
"business men's" meetings is that the
Republican employers shall meet together
and signify their political bias; and they
expect the employees, who held the
political power of the country by reason
of their numerical suierierity, te accept
the decision of their employers and vote
accordingly. Seme employers go se far
as te say that their employees must vote
with them or be discharged: alleging
that they will net support men who vote
against the party that they believe sup
The fallacy in this apparently plausi
ble position is exposed in the fact that
the judgment of the employer is as liable
te be wrong as is that of his employee.
He may net be mere intelligent or less
prejudiced than his workman. His
money does net give him political sense.
If we agree that the employing class is
the best class te govern the country,
then we should give them the votes and
take them from the employed ; for it is
manifestly senseless te give the latter
votes only that they may record the
judgment of the men who give them
work. If we would fellow out this idea
te its logical consequence, we would
enact that every employer should cast
the ballets for his employees, and thus
save the latter from troubling them
selves at all about political matters.
The idea of these Republican business
men's meetings carried te this logical
sequence would certainly bring us te this
absurd and anti-democratic result. The
demagogues who manipulate them, of
course, pretend otherwise, and even have
had the audacity te falsely charge us, in
exposing their game, with the very thing
they were seeking te de. They were trying
te intimidate business men's employees,
and they accuse us of seeking te
bulldoze the employers themselves,
when we published their names,
exposed their pretensions, and de
clared that when they sought te put
the " business men '" of the country in
array upon the Republican side, they at
once created an opposition between Dem
ocratic and Republican business men and
invited the voters of each party te stand
by the business men of each with their
material asistance. The Democratic
voter surely could net be expected te
stand calmly by while Democratic busi
ness men were thus sought te be dragooned
into the Republican camp ; nor while
the Democratic workman was thus
plainly charged with sacrificing the in
terests of the business men and his own.
That is the great issue before the coun
try which it is new discussing what de
its interests demand? And en that
quedtiOKr every voter is required te cast
his intelligent and free ballet. He will
vote as he makes up his mind, net as any
ether man makes it up, if he is a tree
man. If the employer says te the em
ployed, "Vete thus, because in my judg
ment my inteiest requires it," he says
what the law forbids him te say and
what the manhood of the employed for
bids him te obey against his judgment.
It is his part te reply that his interests
are the Fame as his employers but his
judgment of the way that they will be
best served is different, if it is different.
He would be a peer slave te de other
wise when the law protects him fully in
We confidently believe in Democratic
success, and Republicans believe that
their day is come ; and in the knowledge,
they have become desperate te the de
gree of senility. This prediction of dis
aster te the business interests of the
country if Hancock is elected is abun
dant evidence of their felly. Who de
they expect te llieve it in view of the
fact that for the past three or four
years, during which the country has
been enthc ascending grade of prosper
ity, the Democrats have controlled both
branches of Congress ? There are some
feels hereabout why nevertheless, and in
face of the further fact that it will be
the interest of the party in power
te help en the country's prosperity and
cherish its industries, have declared that
if Hancock is elected in November the
fires of our furnaces, rolling mills and
factories will die out. Seme lunatic said
that te Herace TTaldeman, as Vs related
in another column Jind was fitly replied te.
Such soft-headed " business men" as
entertain this apprehension will be very
apt te go te ruin undsr any political ad
ministration. It takes some little sense
te carry en any business.
Bight Fer Once.
The Niic Era of last evening says ed ed
ieorially: " There are a geed many things
te be deprecated in politics, but perhaps
there is nothing se inexcusable as the
introduction of partisan views into the
purely business relations of our every
day life. The right of every man te his
opinion is freely conceded by all sensible
men, and te taboo men in the ordinary
business relations cf our ever3'-day life
for holding certain view3 is a principle at
once unrepublican, narrow-minded and
thoroughly vicious. We have the right
te be Republicans or Demficrats, but
when it is sought te influence public senti
ment against business interests for this
reason it is time te call a halt and te de
nounce such action as the most detesta
ble a public journalist can advocate."
We are glad te see the Xac Era com
ing te its senses and te an admission
that the " introduction of partisan views
into the purely business relations of our
every-day life," is utterly inexcusable.
As we have tried te show UicAcjc Era
anil apparently with geed effect "when
it is sought te influence public sentiment
against business interests"' en narrow
partisan grounds, the attempt deserves
the prompt reprobation of all geed citi
zens. The Republican managers in Phila
delphia and New Yerk, running short
of money te buy votes in Ohie and In
diana, devised the " business peril"
dodge te bleed rich men in or
der te raise a corruption fund.
This was the origin and purpose
of the movement. It had its inception
in no ether purpose. The politicians de
vised it in New Yerk, in Philadelphia
and en a small scale in Lancaster and
everywhere for the same purpose.
Sensible people knew that no harm can
come te the business interests of ibis
country from the election of Hancock.
If Mr. Barnum's iron works, and Mr.
Scott's coke furnaces, and Mr. Hewitt's
great mills, and Gen. Rebert Patterson's
woolen factories, and Cel. Scott's and
Mr. Packer's and Mr. Gewen's railroad
interests, and Judge Hilten's and Majer
James's and Mr. Heed's vast dry-goods
stores will net be damaged by Democratic j
success and they ought te knew if they
would Republican merchants and mill
men and railroaders and manufacturers
can suffer no harm.
And se in our own geed city. Here
there are hundreds of Democratic business
men who are supporting Hancock's elec
tion willi no fears that it will enure dis
astrously te their business interests. A
number of the most intelligent of them
are associated with the very Republicans
who are trying te get up the business
scare. And de these Republican ' busi
ness men" conceive that if the inter
ests of their Democratic partners are
safe under a Democratic administration
their own will be imperiled ? If the dry
goods merchants, and hardware mer
chants, and clothiers, and iron manu
facturers, and lawyers, and doctors, and
butchers,and bakers,in this city who pro
pose te vote for Hancock will net have
their business disastrously affected by
his election, does anybody of any sense
suppose that their Republican neighbors
and partners seriously believe theirs will
be damaged ? Net at all.
The truth is that sensible men knew
"there is nothing se inexcusable as the
introduction of partisan views into the
purely business relations of our every
day life," and that " business men " de
net advertise themselves as "Garfield
merchants," or "Hancock manufactur
ers," nor seek " te influence public senti
ment against busbies interests'" by in
flammatory appeals " te taboo men in the
ordinary business relations of our every
day life for holding certain views."
This is fit work only for demagogues and
trembling ollice-helders. .
"Let the galled jade wince: our
withers are unwrung."' The Republican
politicians who, having failed utterly te
offer any geed political reason why Gar
field should be elected and who, as a last
resort, a forlorn hope, attempted te get
up a " business " scare, and again failed
signally, are terribly angry because the
Intelligencer exposed their unwor
thy attempt te play upon the fears of
the people." Of the 2,000 business men
in Lancaster, the political hacks under
the lead' of J. P. Wickersham were able
en Monday night te muster only 50;
and after the most careful drilling, and
the most frantic appeals, and the most
unstinted abuse of the Intelligencer
and the Democracy in general, they were
able te muster en Wednesday evening
only 329, including national, state,
county and city office-holders, and a
number of men who were never engaged
in any business pursuit. Se flat, stale
and unprofitable has fallen their silly
attempt te get up a " business " scare
among the sensible business men, and se
meagre in number is the squad engaged
in me uisrepucauie werK, mat tney art
ashamed te show themselves alone in
parade, and se the leaders have changed
their pregramme,and instead of confining
their demonstration te Republican busi
ness men, they appeal te " professional"
men, and " independent " men, and " all
men, whether carrying en business or
net," te join them and swell their ranks
and save the demonstration from being a
Neither the Intelligencer nor
the Democracy have much need te be
alarmed at the array of Republican
" business men" whose names our con
temporaries, following the example of
journalistic enterprise, publish in their
local reports. A geed many of the names
are familiar. They are worn by people
whom petty politicians about four years
age dragooned or deceived into swearing
that numbers of their fellow citizens had
illegally voted, when they hadn't, as the
" respectable citizens" who had borne
false witness had sudden occasion te dis
cover. The most of them likewise were
recently obtained te a paper setting forth
hew the " business interests" of the
city required the defeat of Mayer Mac
Gonigle. Most of the men who -participated
in the Republican " business'
meeting espoused the causer
of Mr. Bering's election te the mayoral -
ty and advocated it en " business" prin
ciples. Tney get their answer.
If you want a change from the pros
perity of 1880 te the panic or 1873 vote for
a return of Republican control in Con
gress. Tui: forge fires went out under a Re
publican Congress and were relighted
when the Democracy get control of both
The two houses of Congress were con
trolled by the Republicans when the panic
came. They are both new in control of
the Democrats and the Republicans say we
have geed times.
M. TinAim, minister of agriculture and
commerce, has ordered that a translation
of the report of Messrs. Read and Pell,
en "American Farming " be made for use
The government has ordered the bar
racks at Athrene, Carlew, Sligo and ether
places in the west of Ireland te be prepared
for the full complement of troops they are
capable of accommodating.
The latest story is that English robbed
his grandmother's heirs of their pension
money. On Monday it is te be reported
that he sold his grandfather's body te the
glue factory, and that Hancock has a
fricasseed darkey for breakfast daily.
Wm. II. B.nNu.M, Abram S, Hewitt,
Wm. L. Scott, Henry B. Payne, Judge
Hilten, Jehn O. James, Mr. Heed, Geng
Rebert Patterson, II. E. Packer, Rebert
A. Packer, Cel. Themas A. Scott, and
Franklin B. Geweu arc among the "busi
ness men" of the country who are sup
porting Hancock. But'then they arc broad bread
gauge business men who de it en business
principles and de net style themselves
"Hancock business men."
In the beautiful village of Darby, Dela
ware county, about five miles from Phil
adelphia, the Giisweld brothers, yarn
manufacturers, whose splendid establish
ment employs three or four hundred men,
one of the most interesting institutions of
the place, have declared for General Han
cock. The Messrs. Giisweld say te their
people, "We de net attempt te threaten
or te control your opinions. Yeu arc free
men, and can de as you please. Vete any
ticket, Republican or Democratic. All
we ask is that you faithfully earn your
wages by geed work. We intend te vote
for Hancock because we believe it is our
duty te Him and te our country, and we
wish you fully te understand that we arc
as much interested in the tariff, and as
deeply concerned in protection, as any of
our associates or rivals in trade. We have
no mere fear of the election of Hancock
injuring our industries than wc have of
his intention te restore human slavery.
We trust him before the ether candidate,
because we have the best reasons for doing
se ; and if you feel free te act with us, we
shall estimate it as a personal obligation
te ourselves, and as an act of honest grati
tude te our country."
JoeEru Lkeu-5, for many years a leading
merchant, in Philadelphia, died en Wed
nesday in his 84th year.
Harrauek G. Sterling, of the firm of
James, Santec & Ce., Philadelphia, died ou
Wednesday, aged 5( years.
William A. Bkediiead, proprietor of
the Kittatiny house at the Delaware Water
Gap, died en the Gth instant, in the GGth
Scuuylei: Colfax spoke "te a large
and enthusiastic audience "' at Mishawaka,
lad., en Saturday night last, advising the
people te "let well enough alone" in the
matter of government.
Jee Emmet's latest debauch terminated
in an attack of delirium tremens at St.
Leuis se severe that Manager J. W. Nor Nor
eon of the opera house telegraphed Mrs.
Emmet new in New Yerk, te come en at
once if she cares te see Jee alire.
Captain James 31. Stewart, postmas
ter of the United States Heuse of Repre
sentatives, died yesterday in Alexandria,
Ya., aged 34 years. He was a lieutenant
in the war with 3fexice, and a captain in
Conkling iu Ohie is net attended by
the leading men of the class which he once
contemptuously dubbed "the Ohiocrewd."
It is suggested that they are probably tee
busy helping Garfield te be able, te extend
Conkling a welcome. The latter is doing
a great deal for himself and very little for
the Republican candidate for president.
Abram S. Hewitt, whose firm has paid
out 615,000,000 for wages alone in Tren Tren
eon, N. J., and never broke, a premise te a
workman, made a speech te the "business
men " of Trenten last night, and declared
his faith that if Hancock is elected no
harm can come te any business interest of
The Democratic conferees of the Sixth
congressional district met yesterday by
adjournment at 3Icdia for the purpose of
deciding en a uemiuec. After a compli
mentary ballet, which steed : Bethel 31.
Custer, of Delaware county, 3, and R.
Jenes Moxaeiiax, of Chester county, 3 ;
the name of 3rr. Custer was withdrawn
and 3Ir. 3Ienaghan was made the nominee,
in accordance with the agreement made in
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Baseball at Baltimere: National, (J;
Camp & Walker's large steam saw mill
iu 3Iinneapelis, 3Iinn., was destroyed by
fire en Wednesday night. Less, $75,000.
William 3IcFarland, of Glenspey, Sulli
van county, N. Y., was accidentally shot
dead while hunting en Wednesday.
The cpizoety has been noticed anion"
the horses in Cincinnati for several (lays,
but the type is mild.
Auethcr independent evening paper, te
be called the Evening ttits, will be issued
at Buffalo next 3Ienday. The proprietor
is E. II. Butler, of the Sunday jjfetts, who
will be the editor-in-chief, with E. W.
Drew as city editor.
The safe ,in the office of the Western
hotel, St. Leuis, was robbed of money,
watches aud ether articles valued at be
tween three and four thousand dollars.
Jehn Slater, night porter, who has served
a term in the penitentiary, is supposed te
be the thief, as hejs missing.
It was discovered in the Concord (Mass.)
penitentiary en Wednesday that some of
the convicts had obtained false keys te
neariy every aepr in one eutne diyisiens
Extra precautions were immediately taken '
1 by placing new locks and belts en all the
The Pacific saw mill of Camp & Walk
er, at Minneapolis, was destroyed by fire
en Wednesday nigbt. It was valued at
875,000 and insured for only 15,000. This
was one of the most extensive mills in the
West, having a capacity of 130,000 feet
per day. It will be rebuilt at once.
William H. Pend, of Southampton
county, Va., -charged with corruptly en
deavoring te intimidate a colored man
named Davis in the dischrrge of bis duties
as a witness in the U. S. court, was indict
ed yesterday in Richmond, Va. It is ex
pected that ethers implicated with Pend
will also be indicted.
An accident happened en the Fitchburg
railroad te the tunnel express, about 0
o'clock last evening, at or near Littleton,
Mass. Enes Varney, the master car
builder, and Mr. Faulkner, a stone-cutter,
residing in Aver, were killed and several
ethers injured. The train left the track.
The cause of the accident has net yet
A serious affray occurred near Sumter,
Ohie, between Julius' A. Boyd and bis son
en one side and B. H. Hussey and bis wife
en the ether, resulting in the sheeting of
the elder Boyd in the stomach and of his
son in the thigh. Hussey was shot in the
knee. The parties are all whites and
neighbors, and the fight grew out of a
The beard of directors of the Louisville
& Nashville railroad company yesterday
adopted a measure voted upon by the
stcckhelders te increase the capital one
hundred per cent, and te distribute the
new stock te holders of stock at the next
closing of the stock books, which has
been fixed for November 13. The increase
iu the earnings of the read for September
is estimated at $363,800.
' UUSINUSS MEN" ANU LABORING MEN-
What a Werklngman Thliikf of Ir.
Fer the Intelligences.
I am net fortunate enough te be a busi
ness man, but belong te a much larger
class, whose labor and industry contribute
net a little te the boasted business pros
perity past, present and prospective of
the gentlemen composing the "business
men's" meeting held at the county's ex
pense in the court house en Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings. Businessmen, like
all ether mortals, have the undoubted right
te parade the streets under black silk hats
and such ether apparel as becomes their
lefty station or that may lend eclat te the
jranu pageant tnat is te inspire tne men
vote through their eyes;' but
combine together as "busi-
nessmen, " and give out that the election
of Garfield is a " business necessity, " it
naturally awakens a spirit of .inquiry as te
the grounds for such a startling declara
tion ; for surely laboring men have a com
mon interest with "business men" in the
material prosperity of a common coun
try. But wc desire mere light en the subject
than was given us at the court heuse, and
considerably mere than the torchlight
parade will be likely te threw upon it.
Will the wise business eracle who made
the declaration inform us hew the busi
ness interests of the country will be sub
served by the election te the presidency of
a man who a few years age was condemned
by a congressional committee and branded
by the Republican press as a bribe-taker
and perjurer? We are told that he is a
statesman and has large experience as a
legislator. But pray tell us what has he
doue during his long term in Congress te
distinguish him above the demagogue or
political trickster ? What measures of re
lief, or what legislation of public impor
tance, has he originated? Gifted with
rare powers of speech though he was, did
he ever raise his voice against the corrup
tion that ran riot in the halls of Congress,
or endeavor te stay the plundering hands
that infested the lobbies? His own constit
uents auswered the question two years age,
when they declared in convention that "he
has ever been found in speech and vote en
the side of rings, monopolists and political
His connection with the Credit 3Iebilier
and DeGelycr steals and salary grab
swindle, te say nothing of the part be
took in the great crime of the century
which has been fitly denounced all ever
the civilized world as " the rape of the
presidency" are acts which de net in
spire us unsophisticated working men with
a very exalted idea of his fitness te be
Is such a man fit te be president ? Will
his election conduce te the business in
terests of the country ?
Wc may be told, as we often are, that
the pretcctite tariff is the great principle
that supersedes all ethers and must needs
be maintained in order te keep business
prosperous. I am a tariff man myself and
like the majority of my fellow workmen
believe in protection. But somehow we
get the impression Bomewhere that the
tariff is regulated by Congress the law
making power of the government and net
by the president. It therefore strikes us
that Mr. Garfield would be of infinitely
greater service in Congress, where he new
is than in the executive chair.
But is 3Ir. Garfield a protectionist ? Let
his vote and voice in Congress answer the
question. In 1870 he voted te reduce the
tariff en nix iron from $9 te $7 per ten.
In 1873, when our iron and steel manu
facturers were giving employment te thou
sands of industrious wage, people when
the competition between domestic and im
ported iron left the American manufactur
ers but a living margin,he voted for another
reduction of 10 per cent en iron and steel.
It was such legislation that brought about
the panic of 1873, by which thousands of
our manufactories were obliged te suspend
and hundreds of thousands of working
people thrown out of employment, their
families rendered destitute, and the land
nllcd with tramps from Pennsylvania te
the gulf. Again in the 43d Congress he
voted te put foreign coal en the free list.
The only tariff vote he has ever cast was
his vote against a resolution te put tea and
coffee en the free list a commodity little
produced iu this country, but which fur
nishes part of the daily meal of our work
Such is the history, as we have read it,
of the boasted protective tariff man a
man who for his free trade proclivities was
elected a member of the Cebdcn Free
Trade club of England, and who maintains
that "against the abstract doctrine of fren
trade nothing can be said."
When our "business men" have au
swered these questions, when they have
explained away the apparent inconsistency
between his professions and his practices,
we maybe induced te vote for Garfield as
a " business necessity."
A Workixe 3Ian.
Ne Star Chamber.
The supreme court of this state, Chief
Justice buarswoed delivering the opinion,
lias reversed the high-banded action of
Judge Fatterson, of Lancaster, m disbar
ring 3Icssrs. Stcinman and HenseL mem
bers of the bar of that county, for having
criticized in their paper, the Intem,iee
ceu, the judicial conduct in the trial of a
criminal case before hfm several months
age. This decision of the highest court in
the' state was universally anticipated, and
Judge Patterson has net only been taught
that lawyers as editors have certain rights
which he is bound te respect, but has been
very flatly told that his star chamber pro
ceeding was hasty ill-advised and contrary
te the laws of the commonwealth.
By the fall of a scaffolding in R. B.
Stone'snew building, at Bradford, Chas.
Reedcll and Charles F. Freeman, paint
ers, were precipitated 25 feet into the area.
Roedell was instantly killed and Freeman
jgjjg . jSJgJ
ANOTHER CAMPAIGN CAHAXD.
Lie Against English Exploded.
New Yerk Herald.
The latest campaign story of the season
is that thirty-four years agev W. H. Eng
lish, the Democratic candidate for the vice
presidency, became pension administrator
of his grandmother, who was the widow of
a revolutionary pensioner, and under the
plea of insolvency has defrauded the heirs
of their money ever since. This is the sub
stance of the story as it appeared this
morning in a three-column communication
in the Cincinnati Gazette. Such a story,
appearing just before the election, is net
likely te be believed, especially as it is
known that 3Ir. English has always been
able te pay, and could have been made te
pay, any legal claims against him, and it
is net at all probable such a claim, if just,
would have remained thirty-four year a
without being enforced. In this case,
however, 3Ir. English has the most posi
tive evidence of the injustice and falsity of
the charge made against him, being no
less than the receipt in full of every one of
the heirs in question, attested before re
sponsible witnesses, and his settlement
with and discharge by the court granting
the letters of administration. It would be
hard te fiud a charge with seemingly less
foundation. The real controversy about
this case was whether the living children
were entitled te this money te the exclu
sion of the children of deceased children.
Such was the law of Congress, as shown
en the face of the pension ccrtiticate itself,
which required the money te be paid "te
William H. Euglish, administratorfer the
exclusive use of 3Iahala English, Sarah
Reed, Lucy Rawlings, Fanny Flick,
Charles and Philip 'Easten, the only
surviving children." Alse, by decree
of the pension department, as shown
by official letters that the living
children, who alone were entitled te the
money, were all settled with, and 3Ir. Eng
lish, as administrator, fully and honorably
discharged, is conclusively shown by re
ceipts in full from all of them which have
The Indianapolis Keics. a Republican
paper, publishes acomplete refutation of
Bight of the Bar te Criticise the Bench.
New Yerk Herald.
The important opinion just delivered by
iuiei jusuce auarswoeu, ei renusyivama,
in the case of the two lawyer editors who
were disbarred for an alleged libel en
Judge Patterson is a sound and wholesome
exposition of the law governing the right
ei tne ear anu tne press te criticise the
bench. Had the supreme court affirmed
instead of reversed the decision of the
lower court the judiciary of Pennsylvania
would be practically exempt from all criti
cism en the part et the bar. This
would net only be incompatible with
the purity and highest usefulness
of the bench, but it would be a denial of
the freedom of speaking and writing guar
anteed by the constitution. It will be re
membered that the two editors of the Lan
caster Intelligencer, who were also
members of the Lancaster bar, published
some time age an article sharply comment
ing en the conduct of Judge Patterson in
a case tried before him. That judge pro
nounced the publication a libel, aud after
hearing the offending attorneys in defence
ordered them te be expelled from the bar.
If a judge may thus summarily deal with a
lawyer who has dared te call public atten
tion te his judicial misdoings there is noth
ing te prevent the bench from becoming as
despotic in this respect as it pleases.
Happily the supreme court takes a dif
ferent view of the important con
stitutional question involved from that
acted upon by Judge Patterson. It docs
net deny the power of a judge te disbar
an attorney for official misconduct in or
out of court. But for a grave offence
committed out of court, such as
theft, forgery or perjury, it is clear that an
attorney cannot be summarily expelled
from the bar without a formal indictment,
trial and conviction by a jurv or en con
fessien in open court. The same is true in
thecasc of libel. " The office of an attor
ney," says the cemt, " is his property,
and he cannot be deprived of it uuless by
the judgment of his peers or the law of
the land." Lawyers' as Chief Justice
Sharswood remarks, are the best qualified
te bring te public notice instances of judi
cial misconduct and it is both their right
and their duty te de se. " Te say that
an attorney can only act or speak en this
subject under liability te be called te ac
count and te be deprived of his profession
aud livelihood by the very judge or judges
whom he may consider it his duty te attack
and expose is a position tee monstrous te
be entertained for a moment under our
present system." This judgment does net
imply that members of the bar arc free te
criticise judges out of court without being
held strictly toauswerfer any wrong done.
Whenever a lawyer libels a judge he incurs
the penalty of libel just the same as any
ether citizen does. But the question of
guilt is te be determined and the penalty
inflicted by due process of law, which is a
very different thing from the offended
judge taking the law into his own hands
by summarily expelling the alleged offen
der from the bar.
The buckwheat crop iu the northern
counties was unusually large this year.
Silas 31. Anient, a prominent citizen of
Monengahcla City, was accidcntly drowned
Willie Gibsen fell ever a stair railing at
the Keystone opera house, Reading, aud
died from his injuries.
The remains of Nina Varian, the actress,
accompanied by her husband, 3Ir. Wol Wel Wol
cett, arrived at 3IcadviIIe. from Liverpool,
en Wednesday. .
Jehn Rebcrts,a cattle dealer of Dunkard
township, Washington county, was
thrown from his buggy en Wedncsdav and
The Miltenian, the leading Republican
paper of Northumberland county, published
at Milten, appears with the names of Han
cock and English as its candidates instead
of Garfield and Arthur. L. V. Heusel,
the editor, says his love for Hancock is the
reason for the change.
A Norristown doctor had a dancing mas
ter arrested and held in $300 bail for ap
pearance at court, for maintaining a nui
sance in the shape of a dancing academy
which adjoins the doctor's residence and
which the latter complains is injurious te
the health of his family, the music of the
violin and noise of running up and down
stairs preventing sleep.
A freight train en the Bald Eagle Valley
railroad, when near 3Iill Hall, was badly
wrecked. The engine ran ever a horse,
which threw it and thirteen cars from the
track, killing the fireman, named Russell,
and badly scalding engineer Cox. The
horse was lying en the track. It took till
this morning te clear away the wreck.
Passougers had te be transferred.
Twe children belonging te a family
named Straitiff, were burned te death
about four miles from Louden, Fulton
county. The mother of the children left
the heuse for a time, leaving the children
alone in the building. Frem some cause
the house took fire aud when the mother
returned it was in ashes, the little ones
having been consumed iu the flames.
JehnBraunt, of St. Augustine, Cambria
county waB driving te Alteena, and in the
vicinity of the Buckhorn he encountered
a large rattlesnake in the read. The snake
in passing under the horses fastened its
fangs iu the leg of one of them and subse
quently disappeared in the underbrush be-
fore it could be killed. ' 3Ir. Braunt drove
en te Alteena, the horse giving no evi
dence of any serious injury, but en his re-)
turn the leg or tne aminal began te swell
and the horse seen after dropped ever
THE SCHOOL BOARD.
REGULAR MEETING LAST MIGHT.
Bills Paid Committees', and Superintend
ent's Reports Scholarships in Franmin ,
and Marshall College
Resignations, Promo Premo Prome
The October meeting of the Lancaster
beard of school directors was held, last
evening, the following named members
Demg present :
BakerD. G., Brosius, Cochran, Ebcrly,.
Ebcrman, , Evans, Harris. Hartman, D.,
Hartman, J. I., Jacksen, Johnsten, Lcvcr Lcvcr Lcvcr
goed, 3IarshalI, 3IcCemsey, 3IcConemy,
3Iorten, Reimensayder, Rhoads, Samson,
Scbmid, Schwebel, Slaymaker; Snyder,
Spurrier, Westhaeffer, Zecher, Christian,
Zecher, Gee. W., Warfel, president.
3Ir. D. G. Baker, -from the superintend
ing committee, made a verbal report in
which the committee recommend that the
two lower classes in the primary schools
be dismissed half an hour before the
schools close, and that all the secondary
schools be opened at 8J o'clock a. ra. in
stead of 9 o'clock, and close at 1H a. in.
instead of at neon.
Mr. Jehn I. Hartman rather favored the
proposed change,but was inclined te thiuk
that it could net be made except by an
amendment te the rules of the beard, as
they provided that the schools should open
and close at a specified time.
A discussion ensned in which 3Iessrs.
Brosius, McComsey, Ebcrly and Slaymaker
The chair decided that the preposition
of 3Ir. Baker te chauge the time of open
ing and closing was net in order unless
presented in writing as an amendment te
the rules, in which case it would have te
lie ever until next meeting when it could
be read, and at the succeeding meeting be
fiinally acted upon.
An appeal was taken from the decision
of the chair, and the chair was sustained
by a vote of 30 te 7.
3Ir. Evans from the finance committee
presented the following bills, which.having
been examined and approved by the
finance committee, were ordered te be paid.
Henry Slough, repairing desk, &c,
$13.13; William R.Gerhart, surveying
West King street school let, $5 ; Jacob
Heline, labor and material, $3.10; Levi
Pewl, labor, repairiug, &c, $30 ; R. 31.
3Iorrew, lumber, $35.70 ; Baumgardncr,
Eberman & Ce., lumber, &c, $36.55 ;
William H. Rey, binding, $3.50 ; Exam
iner, printing and advertising, $39.30 ;
Lancaster gas company, two bills, $0 ;
Stencr, Shreincr & Ce., hardware, $199 ;
Isaac Pewl, horse biro ; $1.50 ; New Era,
advertising, $7.50 ; Steinman & Hcusel,
advertising and printing, $50.75 ; R. Blick
enderfer, grate, &c, $1.30 ; Chas. II. Barr,
books and stationery, $301.03.
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
presented the official bend of A. K. War
l'el, tax collector elect, in the sum of
$8,000, with Jehn B. Kreider and Henry
S. Shreiner, as sureties. The bend was
Mr. Jehn I. Hartman, from the school
property committce, reported that double
outward-opening doers had been placed
en the Prince street school house ;
and that the committee had thought it
best te make no change regarding the
title te the well near the North 3Iul berry
3Ir. Buchrle presented the following
report, which was read :
Te tlie Beard of Sclioel Directors :
Gentlemen: The city superintendent
submits the following report for ptcin
The whole number of pupils enrolled, as
will be seen by the statistical report ap
pended, was 3,383, the greatest number in
attendance, 3,115, the average attendance
3,936, and the average percentage 90.
1 no number of visits made by members
of the division committees, 34, as fellows :
M. Brosius 3, D. G. Baker 3, D. Hartman
3, J. W. Jacksen 13, Dr. J. Lcvcrgoed 1,
U. Scuwcbcl 8, J. 31. Wcstliaeflcr 3, G. W.
The number of visits made by directors
was 109, as fellows : D. G. Baker 3, 31.
jaresiusz, i. u. ueenran a, c;. t. Herman
3, E. J. Erisman 8, D. Hartman 11, J. I.
Hartman 3, J. W. Jacksen 4, Dr. J. Lcv Lcv Lcv
crgeod 13, W. O. Marshall 0, Wm. 31c 31c
Cemsey 10, L. Richards 34, J. Samson i,
II. E. Slaymaker, 10, J. B. Warfel IS,
J. 31. Wcsthacflcr t8, C. Zceher S3, G. W.
The names of the directors who visited
two of the schools were net reported, al
though the number of visits made te one
of them was given.
The number of visits made by the super
intendent was 110.
All the schools except one, which was
opened en the day following, went into
operation en the first and the teacher of
music resumed his duties en the sixth of
The number of pupils in several of the
schools being tee large, it was found ne
cessary te transfer seme of them from one
building te another, in order, as far as pos pes pos
sible, te prevent overcrowding, and te
make the work of the different teachers
mere nearly equal.
The changes made in the building en
TilRk TjPmrm ftfrppf: nnnne,tntnrl Hif trftne.
fir.- ., l i i, i.:i,i: : '
"-' unuKiiiuuw w hip "uuuiuj; .. ny-l-u
by 3Iiss Hantch's school, en Seuth Duke
street. These schools being of different
i ., . . ....
ymucs, me property committee leuuu it
aavisauie te transierm tne class rooms ur.e
permenant school rooms, thus adopting
the single room plan, although under seri
ous difficulties, as these rooms arc very
small. Such as it is, however, the arrange
ment is piefcrablc te the previous one and
together with the alterations made in the
old buildings en East Lemen strcet,dcmoi: strcet,dcmei:
strates the practicability of changing all
the old buildings te the single room plan,
whenever the beard may desire te de se.
In view of the acknowledged superiority of
this plan, anu tne fact tnat many et the old
buildings will of necessity be used for some
time yet, it might be advisable te change
as many as possible, during the bccend
week in November, when wc assume the
schools will be closed te enable the teachers
te attend the county institute. Anether
reason why this should be done as seen as
possible is that the benches in some of the
class rooms arc arranged in a manner very
injurious te the eyes of the pupils, who
are in some cases required te sit facing the
windows, and in ethers with their backs
te the blackboard. Seme of the class
rooms also have insufficient seating capac
ity. Relief in these respects should
be granted at once, and the most
complete, as well as the most economical
in the end, will be the change suggested
Pursuant te the call of the superintcud
end, the teachers of the primary and sec
ondary schools met in the male high school
room August 30 and 31 for the purpose of
mutual consultation. The course of
study submitted te the beard was ex
plained and discussed, and pregrammes
were submitted for discussion, amend
ment and approval. The utmost har
mony and geed feeling characterized the
proceedings, in which the teachers gen
erally participated. The new pro pre
gramme provides for recitations, simultan
eously in the stady hall and in the class
rooms. The recitations in the former are
generally conducted by the principal, thus
requii ingef her te teach her class and govern
the pupils belonging te the ether classes
net engaged in reciting. It will readily be
seen that this demands rare ability, and
hence the principal was chosen as the most
suitable person and the one most likely te
possess that measure of skill necessary te
render the plan successful. It affords me
great pleasure te state that the additional
labor was assumed by them with alacrity
and I believe they are doing their utmost
te crown the experiment with success.
The plan w, however, best adopted te the
single room plan, which we hope seen te
see established for all the primary and sec
ondary schools. Its advantages as already
indicated arc mere frequent recitations,
and constant teaching en the part of all
Considerable difficulty was experienced
by the teachers who were required te teach
oral grammar, aud hence the committee
en text books very kindly supplied them
with Whitney e: Kuex's Elementary Les Les
eons in Ehglisb,as recommended in August
In order te meet the wants of the teach
ers of different grades mere specifically,
the superintendent meets them by grades,
viz. : The principal and first assistant
primary en the first ; the second as
sistant primary en the second, and
me secondary en the third
day evening of the month.
meetings arc held in the fbmalu
school room, the exercises beginning
p. m. tm account et the change iu the
time of closing schools after September,
an additional meeting was found necessary
lherc seems te be no rule governing
the appointment of substitutes for
teachers necessarily absent for one
or mere days. Some canie te
me te ask permission, and ethers arranged
with a member of the beard. This will lead
te confusion, aud makes it a matter of diffi
culty te keep a record of such absence.
Under such circumstances, tee, unqualified
substitutes may be placed iu charge. A
safe policy would be te require the substi
tutes te held valid certificates.
R. K. BcEnitLE.
On motion of J. I. Hartmau the altera
tions proposed iu the school rooms by the
city superintendent were referred te the
superintending committee with power te
3Ir. .1. I. Hartmau stated that there
were several scholarships in Franklin and
3Iarshall college which the school beard
was authorized te fill. H recommended
the name of Rederick P. Cobb for one of
the scholarships. The recommendation was
3Ir. I). G. Baker i ecem mended Edw. W.
3IcCaskey for a similar scholarship, which
was also approved.
3Ir. D. G. Iiakcr offered iu writing an
amendment te the rules te the effect that
the two lower classes of the primary
schools be dismissed half an hour before
the time appointed for closing the schools
and that all the secondary schools open at
8:30 a. in. and close at 11:30 a. m., instead
of at nejii, as at present.
The proposed amendments were laid ever
for future action.
3Iiss 3Iary L. Chauuell, principal of one
of the Dulcc street schools, presented her
resignation, which was .accepted and a
vote of Uianl;.-. tendered her for her faith
On motion 3Iiss Bruner, the first assist
ant, was promoted te the position of prin
cipal, and 3Iiss Spindler, ,the second as
sistant, te the position of iirst assistant.
Fer the position of second assistant a
number of applicants were placed in nom
ination, aud en the first ballet 3Iiss Sa Sa
eome Carpenter was elected.
On motion of Dr. Lcvcrgoed it was or
dered that the printed copies of the rules
be placed in the eflica of the city superin
tendent, and that the committee en rules
Rev. Mr. RcuueiiMiydcr made a motion
that the public schools be closed en Tues
day afternoon next, te enable the pupils of
the schools te attend a children's meeting
of the tate Sunday school convention
which will lie Iseld in Fulton opera house
After discussion 3Ir. Elans moved te lay
ihe resolution en the table, which was
3fr. Ebeily moved that the beard pro
ceed te elect teachers for the night schools
A long discussion ensued in which 3Iessrs.
J. I. Hartman and 3fcCemscy spoke against
electing t?acliers en the ground that the
schools had heretofore proved a failure,
and 3Ievrs. Hani's, Brosius ami Samson
spoke in favor of the schools, even if the
attendance was very small.
On motion of 3Ir. Johnsten the consid
eration of the motion was postponed until
31". Sl.iymaker moved te increase the
salary of 3Iis S. II BundclT, principal of
the girls' high school fiem $G00 te $700.
3lr. Ebcrly moved te lay the motion ou
the table. Lest yeas 11, nays 10.
After further discussion the matter was
oil motion of 3Ir. Brosius referred te the
judici.i'., i committee te be appointed by
the presidfiit with instructions te report
.StatlsfR-al Keptitt l'er September. 1880.
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A llaiiuuuk i'ole at juarryville.
On Tuesday last one of the finest poles
in the count was raised by the Quarry
viltc Hancock and English club in that vil
lage. It -iaii'Is 110 feet out of the ground,
surmednted with a fine flag, a broom de
noting a clean sweep in November, and a
beard with Hancock and English en it.
It is all hickory, with only one splice.
Frem tin time it was commenced it was
only abeu I one hour until it was iu its
place. . F. Werth, esq., who had
charge of the erection, deserves much
credit ;"ei the successful and speedy work.
The Quai rvvillu band was present and dis
coursed spiiit:d music.
After the election the clnb met in their
hall and fleeted parade emccrs and mar
shals for the meeting next Tuesday. Wm.
II. Rincar was elected captain, Wm.
Rechm tiist lieutenant, Jesse Rincar sec
ond lieutenant, and B. F. Werth, chief
maishal. The meeting ou Tuesday, 13th,
premises te be large, and a special train
will be run from this city at 9:45 a. m.,
lcturning-at 7: Fare for the round trip 65
ifen'l AVant It.
A tiavcliu salesman, who is one of
these windy Ucpublicans that are always
wanting te bet some one until they meet
a man who is ready te ,:put up the needful,'
when, (hey invariably back out en seme
cxcuc or ether, approached a Democratic
iron ma-stcr of this county (whom the
Republicans lately wanted te claim as a
member of their party) en last 3Ienday
with considerable bluster, saying that if
Garfield was net elected the furnaces with
which the iron man was connected, would
step wet king. The Democrat at once
offered te bet 100 against $25 that if Han
cock was elected their furnaces would be
iu full operation one year after the 4th of
3Iarch next This seemed te "squelch"
the Republican who replied that ha
"wouldn't take any such bet."