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TUESDAY EVENING. OCT. 12, 1880.
Indiana, Ohie and West Virginia.
The elections in the states of Indiana,
Ohie and West Virginia, te-day, enlist
the eager interest of the country en ac
count of the important bearing it is ex
pected the result there will have in de
termining the outcome of the national
contest three weeks hence. The prob
able effect of victory or defeat has been
generally discussed from various stand
points throughout the contest, and even
8s we write the issue is being decided
by that great arbiter of political disputes
in a government by the people and for
the iceple the ballet
" A weapon that come down a still
As snow-flakes fall upon the sod,
Itut executes a freeman's will.
As lixhtningdees the will of Ged."
The three states named te-day elect
state eflicers and congressmen . The real
battle is being fought in Ohie and In
diana, the guerrilla'operatiens of the allied
enemies of Democracy in West Virginia
scarcely serving te create a diversion. In
the IIoeMer state, however, the conflict
is most dcsperat, and a glance at the
Itistery of previous elections in that com
menwealth will disclose ample cause for
Lard fighting. While since 1872 the
Democrats have uniformly been able te
leeerd a plurality of the vote at each
tuccessive election, they have net, with
1he single exception of 1874, shown a ma
jority ever all. The comparison of to te
day's vote will be made with that cast
for governor four years age, when the
ftatc went Democratic, as fellows :
Williams-, Dem 213,161
Harrison, Rep 203,080
JIurrliif,'ten. link 13,21
The total vote en governor was 434,-4-r7,
or .'!,:S7 mere than for president
5n November. The Democrats car
ried the state by .3,081 ever
the Republicans, though they failed
te obtain a majority of the total vote.
The Legislature is at present Democratic
en joint ballet by 77 te 73 Republicans,
Xatienals and Independents. The Demo
cratic majority, should be increased in
lhe new Legislature, which will cheese a
successor te Senater McDonald. The
congressional delegation at present stands
MX Democrats, six Republicans and one
National elected by coalition with the
Democrats. The situation is complicated
by the Greenback nominations, and the
Republicans claim seven or even eight
districts, but there seems te be better
reason for expecting that the Democrats
tvill elect seven congressmen. The elec
tion of Landers is claimed by from .3,000
te 7,000 ever Perter, who will run ahead
of his ticket.
In Ohie the most prominent slate olli elli
cial te be chosen is the secretary of state,
T.Ang being the Democratic and Town
tend the Republican candidate, though
a full Legislature will be chosen, upon
Whom will devolve the duly of electing a
United States senator in the very
remote contingency of Senater-elect
Garfield': promotion the presidency.
The contest has been a bitter
one and there is no reason te be
lieve that the admirable campaign the
Democrats have made will net bear
fruit in a material reduction of the
adverse majority of ever 17,000 one
year age upon which the comparison
of returns will be made. The present
congressional delegation stands eleven
Democrats and nine Republicans, but the
Republican Legislature gerrymandered
the stale with the view of securing thir
teen of the congressional districts at this
election. The Democrats have battled
manfully te secure an equal division and
hops te elect ten of their candidates for
In West Virginia a governor and state
officer will be elected, and a Legislature
that will cheese a United States senator
in place of Frank Hereford, Demo
crat. The Legislature is new Democratic
en joint ballet by 1 te 2S (including 18
Greenbackcrs), and will remain Demo
cratic. The Democrats carried the state
5n October, 1S70, by .30.02G te 43,477, and
will te-day elect their ticket headed by
Mr. Jacob 0. Jacksen by some 10,000
majority ever the Republican ticket
beaded by Mr. Goe. O. Sturgis, despite
the trading that has been in progress
With the Greenbackers. The cengres
sienal delegation of three will undoubt
edly remain solidly Democratic.
Garfield's "Distressing Figure."
The entirely friendly and well-intentioned
correspondence between Gen. Gar
field and one of his late admirers, which
we print, reveals what the Xew Yerk
Times of February li,lS73, calls the dis
tressing figure " Mr. Garfield cuts be
fore the public.' As the Trihune of
February lSUS73,reniarked," the wicked
ness of it ail is that these men (Garfield
tt l.) betrayed the trust of the people,
deceived their constituents, and by eva
siens and falsehoods confessed the trans
actions te be disgraceful ' in which they
bad been engaged. The Heuse having
made, as .Harper". Weekly remarked, a
"'lamentable exhibition of moral pusilla
nimity in net expelling Mr. Garfield, after
be had, as his Republican constituents
declared, had " corrupt connection
villi the Credit Mebilier," the lighting of
public denunciation " very badly wound
ed " Garfield in the language of the Phil
adelphia Bulletin. He was pictured be
fore the whole country by the clever
caricaturist of Harper's Weekly as one
"who had been " disgraced in the eye of the
public for owning Credit Mebilier stock,
which was in fact and intent a fraud
upon the government. Alse for deceit
and evasion.'" The Erenintj Telegraph,
of Philadelphia, denounced these
jieeple as a ' sneaking crew of bribe-
lakersand liars," and similar comments
were indulged in all ever the country by
"Republican newspapers. Even se re
cently sis pending the nomination of Mr
Garfield at Chicago the astute editor of
the Cincinnati Commercial pointed out
that he ''hadn't a record fit te run en
for president." Notwithstanding this,
many people adhered te their confidence
in his integrity and waited some further
explanation from himself of the charges
against him. This New Yerk cerres
pendent faced him with a square letter
of anxious and honest inquiry and gets a
reply which he feels at libertv te pub
lish. We invite attention te the correspon
dence. It afforded Mr. Garfield a chance
te make due explanation, if be had any,
of his conduct in the matters which
have placed him and the party whose
candidate he i3 in such an embarrassing
position. He fails te de se, net only te
the satisfaction of his correspondent,
but of many thousands of ether inquir
ing people throughout the land.
It is notable that in the DeGelyer
matter especially no adequate explana
tion has been vouchsafed the public by
the Republicans in behalf of their candi
date. The New Yerk Independent of
July 30, 1874, saw it nothing but that
Mr. Garfield " was willing te sell te the
McClellan contractor his influence as a
legislator," and it thought the
" breaking away of the Williamsburg
dam no mere clearly indicated the worth werth
lessness of its construction " than such
an act as Garfield's, unexplained, indi
cated the giving way of the moral foun
dations of his character. There has
been no relief te this state of tilings, no
mitigation of this indictment. It is a
true bill and Mr. Garfield fails te enter a
Hen. Galusha A. Grew, candidate for
the Tinted States Senate from this good
ly and peace-loving commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, made a speech at Colum
bia the ether evening before a large
number of the constituents of the
prospective legislators who are in
structed te further Mr. Grew's sena
torial aspirations. Mr. Grew is an ar
dent believer in the efficacy of the bloody
shirt as a means of Republican salvation,
and hi3 performance en this occasion was
nothing outside the usual run. His
abuse of the Seuth and Southern people
had the ancient and fishlike odor which
has long since become offensive in the
nostrils of intelligent and sensible peo
ple, and if the Republican chairman of the
county committee wants te make votes
for Hancock he will continue te pa
rade this rabid exponent of the long since
exploded dogma of Radical Republican
ism ever the fertile acres of this garden
spot of a reunited country. Our inhab
itants are in a position te knew
and "appreciate the value of ' the
statesmanship of the plough," which
North and Seuth, has served te
restore the country te the high
read of prosperity from which it
had departed through the false financial
policy of the Beutwells and Richard
sons, and ether incompetent if net dis
honest heads of the treasury department.
Mr. Grew may rave ever and denounce
the Seuth as disloyal and inimical te na
tion..! prosperity, but the careful obser
ver of events will have no difficulty in
perceiving, as Mr. Bayard se clearly
points out, that but for the industry of
the Southern people and the production
of their staples the balance of trade
would have been against us steadily and
be se te-day. In the light of this truth
it is little less than imbecile te preach
here, in this centre of agricultural wealth
and intelligence, the doctrine that the
Southern states are bitterly hostile te
the prosperity of their Northern sisters,
and that a policy which discourages
their industry and alienates their affec
tions and sympathies is the safe, proper
and patriotic one te fellow. Farmers,
mechanics, laboring men and business
men will receive such utterances as Mr.
Grew's at their just valuation.
It is in accordance with the eternal
fitness of things that in the little con
troversy they are having in Flerida
concerning the right of a thief
te vote, it is the Republicans who are
contending in favor of that privilege.
The strict application of a contrary prin
ciple would make sad havoc in the Re
publican ranks as well elsewhere as in
the Land of Flowers.
The supreme court of Utah has refused
an application te restrain women from
voting at the territorial election, and the
Mormons will keep the advantage which
they get there by the system of universal
Tun people of North Carolina will vote
in November en two amendments te the
stale constitution, one repudiating the
"special tax" bends of the state, and the
ether relieving the state from taking care
of insane persons who are net indigent.
Governer Kixkeah, of Nevada, has
issued a proclamation calling upon all
electors of that state te signify at the gen
eral election their will as te th." continu
ance or prohibition of Chinese immigra
tion by placing upon their ballets " Fer
Chinese Immigration." if in favor of it, or
"Against Chinese Immigration, ' if op
posed. TimiTY-six representatives in Con
gress will be chosen te-day. In the pres
ent Congress, Ohie is represented by 9 Re
publicans and 11 Democrats, and Indiana
by C Republicans, G Democrats and 1 Green
backer. West Virginia has 3 Democratic
congressmen. Nine members of the forty
seventh Congress have already been chosen
and in these the Republicans have gained
2 1 in place of a Democrat from Oregon,
and 1 in place of an Independent and
Grecnbacker from Vermont.
The supreme court or the United States
convened at neon yesterday for the Octo
ber term of 1830. All of the justices were
present except Hunt, Clifferd and Field.
Justice Field is expected te take his seat
en the bench October IS, and the condition
of Justice Clifferd was se much improved
that it'is hoped his absence will be only
temporary. Ne arguments were heard by
the court, but the chief justice announced
that the call of the docket will begin to
day. The lottery cases were dismissed.
Am. the Democratic leaders in Indiana
last night expressed confidence of victory
in that state, and there was a visible sub
sidence of Republican boasting, though
they tried hard te keep up appearances.
In Ohie the Republicans profess ample
confidence, but the Democrats are net
without hope. The Republican chairman
proclaims that the Republican plurality
will equal Fester's a year age, which was
nearly 18,000. but this is evidently brag
Fen months past Baltimore has been
preparing for the great event inaugurated
yesterday, the celebration of the one
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the
founding of the city. Frem all accounts
the people of the Southern metropolis have
entered into this affair with extraordinary
spirit. The newspapers have gene wild en
the subject, and their readers appear te
back them up and te demand still greater
exertions te arouse the slumbering patriot
ism and pride of the town. As a fitting
and commendable result the Monumental
City presents a spectacle of great brillian
cy, and for a week the festival will occupy
public attention te the exclusion of erdi
Mb. Schurz is stated te have at length
yielded te the weepings and waitings that
have been indulged in at St. Leuis ever
since the census returns came in and showed
StLeuis te have a smaller population than
Chicago, and te have consented te a new
enumeration. Beth Mr. Schurz aud Mr.
Walker appear te have been moved te put
the nation te the expense of a new census
for St. Leuis rather by the weepings aud
wailings aforesaid than by any belief in
the essential crroneeusness of the count
taken last summer. An exemplification
of the beauties of civil service reform
under this administration which is as
charming as it is unique.
A dispatch from Cincinnati states that
the militia will have charge of the polls
in that city te-day and that intense indig
nation prevails among the Democrats in
censequence of this unusual proceeding.
The Tune thinks that if Governer
Fester carries out this avowed purpose,
his case, personally considered, might, be
very much like that of Mr. Jehn Gilleu, of
Calaveras, Cal. Mr. Gilleu dropped a bag
of powder in the streets of Calaveras a few
nights age and proceeded te hunt for it
with a torch. Mr. Gilleivjfeund himself
dead in less than ten seceuds. Should
Governer Fester order out of the militia,
except under extreme provocation, he ever
after would be as dead politically as a
The Mermen conference, which adjourn
ed en Sunday, was chiefly notable for the
filling of the first presidency, which has
been vacant since the .death of Brigham
Yeung. Jehn Tayler was elected picsi
dent, with Geerge Q. Cannen as first and
Jeseph F. Smith as second counciller. Mr.
Cannen is the delegate te Congress and
was reneminated en the 7th in&t. Jeseph
F. Smith is a nephew of the original
Jeseph Smith. Jehn Tayler was the
ranking member or the twelve apostles.
Mr. Cannen is regarded as the ruling
spirit, the power behind the throne, al
though Wilferd Woodruff, ranking mem
ber of the twelve apostles, aud net Can Can
eon, is the heir apparent, according te
General Hancock owns a farm in Pettis
county, Me., and the Democrats intend te
held a big meeting upon it te-day.
Gerster sans at the Philadelphia Acad
emy of Music last night and had an ova
tion. Hen. Themas Duvat., United States dis.
triet judge of the Western district of
Texas, died en Sunday at the residence of
his son-in-law, at Fert Omaha.
Ai.onze C. Yates, proprietor of the
clothing house at Sixth and Chestnut
streets, Philadelphia, died at his residence
in New Yerk yesterday, at the age of 53
Richard Wagner in another week will
be returning from Naples te his home in
Bayrcuth. His Italian visit gave an im
petus te his pen, and tlie result is a pam
phlet entitled "Religion and Ait."
Mme. TniHns, for the purpose of erect
iug an imposing monument te the mem
ory of the first president of the third re
public, has paid $33,000 for a plot of ground
adjoining the grave of her husband in the
The Republican parade in New Yerk
last night was an immense a flair aud was
reviewed by Gen. Grant, who was the
lieuxf the occasion. The cheers for Gar
field were very feeble in comparison with
these for Grant, and the entire affair is
said te have had the appearance of a Grant
boom for 1884.
The death is announced of the Rev. Sir
Jehn Hobart Cui,me Seymour, Bart., at
the age of eighty-one, a pluralist, who.
besides presenting several times te the vi
carage of St. Margaret, Leicester, had
drawn during the last half century about
87,000 pounds of church money and held
The English papers announce the death
of Sir Vere he Vere, eldest son of the
late Sir Aubrey de Vere, author of " Mary
Tuder, "and of Admiral Sir Jehn Walter
Tari.etex, who had received medals from
the Humane society and the Congress of
the United States for saving life the
" Somers' medal," probably.
May a Thief Vote?
A breeze has been created iuppliue.il cir
cles in Flerida by a controversy between
the Democratic and Republican state com
mittees as te whether persons convicted of
larceny have a right te register and vote.
The attorney general has furnished an
opinieu te Governer Drew, taking the
ground that all persons convicted of larceny
by any court of competent jurisdiction
without regard te the grade of crime, for
feit the elective franchise. The Republi
can state committee, however,
held that when the convic
tion is for a less sum than $20, the offense
is only a misdemeanor, net a felony, and
docs net work such disqualification. The
Republican committee have, therefore,
issued a circular threatening registration
officers with prosecution in the United
States courts " if they interfere in any way
the right of a citizen te vote en account of
his conviction in a justice's court." The
Democratic committee, en the ether hand,
insist that the attorney gcnrral's interpret
tatien shall govern the registration ofli efli
cers. Ilaltlinore's Jubilee.
Yesterday was the first day of the "scs-qui-centennial"
of the city of Baltimore,
and it was welcomed at sunrise by a sal
ute or 100 guns from the U. S. ships Van
dalia and Kearsarge, lying off Fert
McHenry, in the harbor. The great fea
ture of the day was a grand precession
illustrative or the progress of Baltimore in
her existence of 150 years, in all the
branches of science, industry and trade.
The parade .was ever seven miles in
length, and contained 30,000 persons. The
precession halted in Schuetzcn park, where
an oration was delivered ay J. Themas
Scbarf. In the evening the public build
ings, monuments and streets were illumin
ated. Immense throngs crowded the
streets during the day and evening.
FKIENDLY COBBESPONbKMCE. I
AVlilcU was Embarrassing te Garfield.
Ne. 21 Park Rew, New Yerk, August
10, 1880. Sen. James A. Garfield, Men Men
eor, Ohie Dear Sir : Thanking .yen for
your letter of June 26, permit me as a life
long Republican, a soldier in the late war,
who was with you at JIurfreesbore, a na
tive of Ohie, and one who desires the per
petuity of the Republican party, in its
original put ity, te ask you a few plain
questions for the satisfaction of myself
and a large circle of my Republican friends.
First Can you net make a mere satis
factory answer te the charge brought
against you in the "DeGelyer matter"
than has se far been made public?
Second Can you net make a mere sat
isfactery refutation of the charge of per
jury against you in the Oakes Ames con
troversy, or refer me te some reliable
source for the same.
Third Please de me the favor te state
before which bar you were admitted as a
lawyer and the date.
These questions entering largely into
the present campaign, I claim the right as
an American citizen, a voter, a soldier
through the war, a native of your own
state, and an earnest and conscientious
Republican, te a candid and early answer.
Awaiting your reply,
n. H. Hadixt.
In reply te the above, a few plain bat
pointed queries, which afforded General
Garfield an oppertuniiy te vindicate him
self at once and forever of the charges
made agaiust him, Mr. Hadley receiv
ed the following short and evasive reply :
Menter, Ohie, August 12, 1880. Mr.
II. Hadley. 21 Park Rew, Xeic Yerk : My
Dear sir : In response te your letter et
August 10, I send some documents which
I think answer your inquiries. Won't
you please read them carefully and let me
have your opinion in regard te their merits
in answering the charges made against
me ? Very truly yours,
J. A. Garfield.
The iucleures referred te in the letter
are simply copies of an ordinary campaign
circular, prepared and circulated by the
national Republican committee.
As an addendum, and as illustrating the
effect produced upon one of Gen. Garfield's
old political and personal friends, the
perusal of Colonel Iladley's response is
recommended te the public.
Ne. 21, Park Rew, New Yerk, Sep
tember 18, 1880. lien. James A. Garfield
My Dear General : Your favor of the
12th came safely and was carefully read.
The dDcumcnts referred te also reached
me iu due course ; please accept my thanks.
Yeu ask my opinion "in regard te their
merits in auswering the charges against
you." Part of the papers I had seen be
fore, but I have reread them,, and studied
them all with the view of digesting your
I am disappointed with the answer aud
refutation for which I had waited se long.
One of the objections te your defense is,
that you simply review the old matter and
the old testimony from your standpoint.
If a man is tried for a crime, and found
guilty by a jury of his friends, and after
wards appeals te a higher court or te the
people, he is expected te produce new evi
dence and new arguments, and in the
presence of his accuser. Yeu have done
neither. Yeu waited until your accuser,
Mr. Ames was dead, and then simply sub
mitted your own individual arguments and
imperfect explanations, ex parte, te your
constituents and ethers, many of whom
have forgotten the points as originally
brought out of Washington, and after
covering forty-eight closely printed cel
umns with your explanation you close by
"In conclusion, the whole of this con
troversy is a simple matter of veracity be
tween me and Oakes Ames." New, that
leaves the case jut where it was before
you began te explain. In the spring of
187:1 tlic Poland committee examined
credible witnesses, and, after hearing
your sworn testimony and that of Mr.
Ames declared you guilty.
In the DeGelyer matter your defense
is also weak. Yeu have net satisfac
torily accounted for that $3,000. Yeu
state that you " would at least have had
tee much respect for your own ambition
u have done such a thing." Yeu cer
tainly knew ethers who also had respect
for tlicir ambition, and risked being caught
in crime, who fell. Again, you fall back
en your naked statement, that you " did
net knew there was any ring;" you "did
net knew there was a scheme." Yeu "was
net aware of the relation of the Credit Mo Me
bilier te the Pacific railroad," etc., etc.
New, it seems te me that as a member of
Congress it was your duty te knew. If a
gentleman of your bread experience in
congressional matters did net even sus
picion these men, what protection can the
people rely upon from you, against schem
ers and thieves should you be elected presi
dent ? I was in hopes you could have made
a better defense, but in my humble opin
ion it will net de.
Respect fully yours,
II. II. II.vm.EY.
l-IVK MONTHS AT SEA.
Tempestuous Experiences et Twe East India
The vessels which arrived at New Yerk
from the East Indies Monday encountered
very severe weather off the Cape of Geed
Hepe, aud each sustained considerable
damage. Captain Reynolds, of the ship
Highlaud Light, of Bosten, from Manila,
reports that he was 138 days iu making
the passage. On August G, when the ship
was about te round the Cape, the bad
weather .'ct in. Streng gales blew from
the west and northwest and caused a fear
ful cress sea, iu which the ship labored
heavily. Huge volumes of water dashed
ever her decks, breaking down the beat
gallows and staving infhe beats. The after
house was smashed in and the wheel was
broken. Sparc spars, which had been lashed
en cither side of the main deck, get adrift
and wcic washed about. The ruuningrig
giug was tern up, and the bolsters under the
lower rigging were crushed down. This
slackened the standing rigging se that the
upper works were severely strained, and
the ship began te leak badly. The work
of securing the drifting spars was very
dangerous. When the ship was steady
enough the pumps were kept working.
On August 18, after continuing for twelve
days with great violence, the storm sub
sided. The crew had succeeded in mak
iug repairs, and had secured new sails in
the place of these which had been split
during the gales. On the following day'
the Cape of Geed Hepe was passed, aud
the ship stepped leaking.
Captain Davis, of the bark Grace Deor Deer
ing from Iloilo, states that he was 133
days in making the passage. On June 29
the bark called at Batavia for supply of
fresh previsions. On August 17 she was
off the Cape of Geed Hepe in a terrible
northwesterly gale. The sea ran high and
extremely confused, waves frequently
breaking ever the decks. The booby hatch
was stove in, the water casks, which had
been lashed en deck, were smashed, and
everything movable was washed from the
decks. The bark rolled heavily, but did
net leak badly. The schooner E. M. Cook,
which arrived from Brunswick, Ga., en
Saturday evening, encountered a heavy
northeasterly gale off the Southern coast.
About 1,500 feet of lumber, which had
been secured en deck, was washed away.
The Barnard mill difficulty, at Fall
River, has been amicably settled and the
weavers have returned te work. They
were assured by the treasurer that they I
sneum ne paid, wages which would aiiew
them te make as much en the new goods
as en the old.
TO THE XAN1TFACTCBEUS AND WOBK
INGMEX OF PENNSYLVANIA.
The Tariff Question Settled.
The following card appeared in the Phila
delphia Sunday Jlereury of last Sunday :
The Democrats, who new control both
houses of Congress, have resolved that the
tariff qustien shall no longer be a feet
ball in politics. In December last Eaten,
of Connecticut, introduced a bill in the
Senate providing for the formation of a
commission of nine experts, by whom all
matters relating te the tariff en all articles
shall be decided; and every member of the
United States Senate voted in its favor.
The bill is new en the table of the speaker
of the house and will be the first one te
be taken up in December next. The
speaker (Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsyl
vania,) and all the Democratic members
are in favor of its passage. Read the re
marks of the author of the bill. made a few
days age, iu a public speech.
" There is net a member, from General
Hawley up or down, net one from New
England, that won't vote for that bill
when it comes up in the Heuse, net one
They dare net de any ether way. I want
te tell you why they dare net de it. Be
cause g the manufacturing interests of
Connecticut have decided themselves in
favor of that bill ; that is the reason.
Because I held in my hand, as the author
of the bill, the petition of all the iron interest
of the United States, the whole of it; the pe
titien of all the cotton spinners of the United
States, the ichele of them asking for thepas
snge of tltis bill. There came into my hands,
sir, one petition signed by men all ever
New England, representing a body of men
who consumed 1,500,000 bales of cotton ;
representing men who employed 8300,000,-
000 capital ; who employed 500,000 hands
and gave bread aud meat te 2,000,000 peo
ple. It is simply knavish te say that the
Democratic party is against the interests of
New England and the ceuutry. When a
man makes a charge of that character
against the party te which I am attached,
when all the industrial interests have
begged me te assist in the passage of this
bill, I say it is knavish te charge that the
Democratic party is opposed te the manu
facturing interests of the country."
New, manufacturers of Pennsylvania !
The tariff for the next four years will be
nearly the same whether Garfield or Han
cock be president, except se far as the ex
ecutive influence, cither directly or indi
rectly exercised, may be felt in the com
mission which will certainly be appointed.
If the president be a representative of the
western farmers, Pennsylvania will have
no special influence whatever iu regulating
the future tariff, but if the president be a
Pennsylvanian, that fact alone will exer
cise a certain influence when matters
affecting the interests of Pennsylvania
manufacturers arc under consideration.
The sharpest iflid shrewdest of our manu
factures see this aud are acting according
ly. Read the letter of Geerge Bulleck,
proprietor of the Conshehockcn woolen
mills. Read the opinion of the Griswold
Brethers, in Ferney's Progress of this
week, which contains much ether matter
of great interest te business men who wish
te act intelligently, and, for your own in
sercst and these of your workmen, be wise
while there is yet time te exercise your
Merchants of Philadelphia! Yeu also
have a deep interest in the approaching
election. When the extension of slavery
was the question at issue many of you did
nobly in sacrificing your commercial inter
ests te oppose its extension; bat new,
when slavery has been abolished and paci
fication, or the restoration of geed feeling
in all sections, is the great question te be
deemed, new ile you propose te act? lie
you propose te allow tlie city of New Yerk
te roll up a Democratic majority, as Jehn
Kelly premises, of 70,000, and its mer
chants te reap the benefit of it. while you
arc placed in the position of being regard
ed in the eyes of the world as narrow
minded, sectional, illiberal and monstrous
ly ungrateful te the Union general who
did mere than any ether man te save your
homes and property from spoliation?
Read Frcedlcy's letter, republished in the
Progress of October 0. Read the opinions
of our foremost business men published en
last page of Tuesday's Press, that
"A change of administration will net he
attended with disaster te any of the indus
trial or financial interests ; en the centraru
the election of HANCOCK and ENGLISH,
by promoting peace, tranquillity and content
ment in the Southern states, will stimulate
emigration and business enterprise, thebene
fits of which will befell in all sections- and
establish an era of commercial prosperity
greater and mei e permanent than our coun
try has heretofore enjoyed.''
Among them are the names of :
Colonel Themas A. Scott, late president
of the Pennsylvania railroad.
Franklin B. Gewen, president of the
Philadelphia fc Reading railroad.
II. E. Packer, of the Lehigh Valley rail
road. William Massay, brewer and president
of the Philadelphia & Atlantic railroad.
Henry D. Welsh, president of the
American steamship company.
Themas G. Heed, of tloed, Beubright
Jehn O. James, of James, Santcc & Ce.
Jehn T. Robbins, iron manufacturer,
Jehn II. Dialogue, iron shipbuilder,
Camden, New Jersey.
E. R. McDowell, of the Liebraudt & Mc
Dowell steve company.
Charles T. Parry, of the Baldwin loco
M. J. Dehan, of Dehan & Taitt.
Jehn Baird, president of City national
William McAlccr,pre.sideut of the cham
ber of commerce.
S. Hartranft & Ce., merchants.
Geerge Callahan, manufacturer.
B. K. Jamisen, banker.
William Conway & sons, manufacturer.
Asa Packer's Sens, miners and capi
talists. II. II. Housten.
And hundreds of ethers who believe it
te be te their interest te work and votc vetc votc
fer Hancock and English.
The Grant-Fowler Statement.
The Tribune has the following in the re
poi t of an interview with Grant :
"Yeu had no idea that the interview
with Dr. Fowler would he published?"
" 1 certainly had net. It was an extra
ordinary conversation, and I did net think
for a moment that Dr. Fowler wanted te
publish it. A few days after.it took place
he wrote asking for my permission te pub
lish the substance of it. I replied that a
gentleman was going te make use of it en
the stump after he had searched the record
at Washington and ascertained the facts,
and yet Dr. Fowler, after receiving my
letter, printed the interview ."
At this point the interview was inter
rupted by a visitor.
A Leadville paper says Rev. Dr. Fowler,
who is there visiting his brother, furnished
the co-respondent with a copy of the fol
lowing letter :
Galena, September 21, 1880.
Rev. Dr. C. H. Fowler :
Dear Sir : I have no objections te your
noting down anything I said te-day for
future refeitncc ; but, as I told substan
tially the same thing te a Republican
speaker who is te address the voters of
several states during the canvass, I prefer
what I have said should net go wit as an
interview until he brings it out. This is
due te him. Very truly yours,
ni. S. Grant.
Jehn Jehnsen, cmplei en the steamer
Muriel, from BarbadeesgR has been sent
from Leng Island College hospital, Brook
lyn, te quarentinc, suffering from a pro
nounced case of yellow fever.
NOTES Or THE CANVASS.
The Uest or Reports Frent New Yerk
GoTernerDrew Answer for Flerida
and GoTerner-Elect Plauted
New Yerk World.
The members of the Democratic state
committee at then- headquarters, at the
St. James hotel Saturday, were delighted
ever their reports from the state. About
one-half of the state has been heaad from,
from these who are making the election
district canvass, and the reports indicate
in most quarters a majority increased ever
that of 187G. The committee has fifty
speakers engaged in an active canvass and
they are assisted by ever 500 local speakers.
Among the gentlemen who will speak dur
ing the coming week throughout the state
are Senater Kernan, Cel. Jehn W. Ferney,
Judge J. H. Embry, of Washington ;
Speaker Randall, ex-Mayer Benjamin F.
Sawyer, of Jersey City ; General Edward
F. Jenes, who commanded the Sixth Mas
sachusetts regiment in its celebrated march
through Baltimore at the beginning of the
war; ex-Governer Heffman, William J.
Curtis, of Maine ; ex-Governer Walker
and Congressman James W. Cevert. Sena Sena
eor Kernan speaks at Newburg en the
12th, at Rondout en the 13th and at De
posit en the 15th. The committee has ap
pointed Geerge Caulfield presidential
elector in place of County Clerk Butler,
Lewis Beach, of the Fourteenth or Orange
district, having been nominated for Con
gress, sent his resignation as an elector te
Said Governer Gee. F. Drew of Flerida,
te a World reporter last night : "The vote
of Flerida is as sure for Hancock and Eng
lish as that of any ether state in the solid
Seuth. I had a majority in 1876 and se
did Tilden and Hendricks, and since then
there have been Large accessions te the
Democratic ranks from the Kepuuneaus.
The newcomers are mainly negrees, but
Gen. Hancock is extrcmely popular with
the white Republicans in the state and
will get some of their votes tee. The ne ne
geo men show a very decided and general
disposition te come ever te the side of the
Democracy, an which is arrayed a large
portion of the wealth and intelligence of
Harris M. Plaisted, governor-elect of
Maine, arrived in town Saturday and is
stepping at the St. James hotel with Con
gressman Murch. He says the Union
electoral ticket in Maine is certain of elec
tion. The Republicans are dispirited and
discouraged, and a general stampede from
their ranks is te be looked for. They cau cau
net even get out a geed attendance at
their meetings and are simply engaged in
a "still hnnt" trying te held their men in
line. The Unionists are holding meetings
which are enthusiastic and largely at
tended. Since the September election the
stampede from the Republican ranks lias
been very large.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Capt. Howgate's Arctic steamer Gul
nare has arrived at Washington.
Fourteen deaths from yellow fever oc
curred at Havana during the week ended
Friday, October 8.
A two-year-old child of Geerge Selway,
of Elmira. N. Y.. was bitten eight days
age by a hound, and yesterday died of
P. T. Barnum has brought suit against
the Texas Central railroad for $00,000 dam
ages for failure of contract te put his com
pany through en time.
Archbishop McCabe, of Dublin, has
written a pastoral letter deploring the si
lence of these Irish leaders in whose pres
ence threats of vielence te landlords have
A fire which broke out en the pine plains
in thesenthcastern part of Concord, N. H.,
en Saturday, is new under control. Acres
have been burned ever, causing much
A dispatch from Vienna sajs : " Large
orders for Austrian rifles are being received
from France, the Argentine Itepublic,
Roumania, Chili, China, Montenegro and
Engineer Sheiidan was fatally injured
and Woedpasscr Tyler slightly hurt by
running their train into a detached section
of cars en the Southwestern railroad, near
Columbus, Ga., yesterday.
Edward Pike died yesterday from in
juries inflicted by Themas Herbelshcimer
last Friday evening, at Columbus, O. Her
bclsheimcr is in custody and will be
charged with murder in the first degree.
The state department has been informed
by telegraph that the principal assassiu of
Dr. PaTsens, the American missionary,
has been condemned te death in Turkey,
and his two accomplices te 15 years hard
The body of Jehn Lane, of Norfolk, Va.,
part owner of the schooner Katie Price,
from which he was knocked overboard
and drowned en Saturday while passing
through the drawbridge, was yesterday
found near Trenten, N. J.
A private telegram received at Londen
from Valparaiso, dated Friday, the 8th
instant, states that negotiations for peace
between Chili and Peru have been opened
at Arica with the intervention of the
The Republicans of the First legislative
district of Burlington, N. J., have renom renem
inated W. H. Carter, ane the Democrats of
the same county have nominated W. R.
Murphy, late supervisor of the New Jer
sey state prison.
At Millcdgeville, Ind., en Saturday
night, William Teney, aged 92 years, was
shot and killed by Charles Allen, who is
the husband of the daughter of Teney's
second wife. Teney in the night heard
the dogs barking and went te his deer,
when the fatal shot was fired from the
street. Allen was arrested and has con
fessed. A joint meeting of whites and negrees,
near Greenville, S. C, en Saturday night,
resulted in a general fray, in which stones
and pistols were used. Twe negrees and
ene white were severely wounded, several
ethers being slightly hurt by stones. It is
said the trouble "arose between colored
Democrats and Republicans." Warrants
have been issued for the arrest of the
On Sunday Frank Buyten, a white man,
living in Tarpert, McKean county.commit ceunty.commit county.cemmit
tcd a felonious assault en a little colored
girl. He was arrested and made a narrow
escape from being lynched.
The trial of the Philadelphia election
fraud cases was postponed yesterday,
owing te the absence from the city of
David Meuat and the illness of another of
the defendants. Meuatis in Indiana, in
the Republican interest, looking after a
The chief of police of Philadelphia was
notified yesterday of the arrest in Indian
apolis, Ind., of three well-known Philadel
phians, charged with being repeaters.
Twe were sentenced te the stone quar
ries and the third will he sent home te an
swer for participation in naturalization
James Denehue and Richard Swift at
tempted te force an entrance into the
house of Miry Brown, near Pottsville, en
Sunday morning. Andrew Brown, a
brother of Mary, fired at them and shot
Denehue in the face, inflicting a fatal
wound. He surrendered himself yesterday,
claiming that he acted in self-defense. His
sister attempted suicide yesterday after
noon by sheeting herself in the neck.
Four additional deaths of victims of the
Pittsburghrailread disaster occurred yes
terday, making 27 in all. Wm. Linhardt .'
reported dead last night, is living and im
proving. Yesterday's dead were Geerge
Cummings, S. H. Remand and Annie Quinn
of East End, and Mrs. James Wakefield,
of Johnstown, Pa. Twe ethers, Rese
McCabe and Mary Steinbeugh, were hourly
expected te die. Thojrailread authorities
and the coroner were both engaged in
making an investigation yesterday.
Lacking One of a Qaorem Last Erening
Blaming MM mart.
A special meeting of common council
had been called for last evening te take
action en the report of the committee ex
amining the accounts of the city treasurer,
which had been read in select council at
the stated meeting last week, but failed te
reach the common branch owing te Jthe
adjournment of that body. By the hour
designated in the call, 7 o'cIeck,moro than
a quorum of the city fathers had assembled
in and around the city hall, and were ap
parently waiting for the summons te call
tnem te tneir seats. Drs. Lcvergoed and
Davis wcre sitting together in placid con
versation, when Councilman Beard stalked
into the chamber and inquired of the pres
ident whether select council had been call
Dr. Levergood said he believed it had
net, and in this he was confirmed by the
clerk, who said he had asked President
Evans, of select, the same question in the
" What's the use of us meeting if select
council don't?" demanded Mr. Beard.
Dr. Levergood said the meeting had
been called te act en a matter that had
been disposed of by select council at a for
mer meeting, aud the clerk chipped in
pleasantly that common council was doubt
less expected te concur in the action of the
"If that's se," said Mr. Beard, I "don't
stay here, "and turning en his heel.he strode
out of the room, leaving his eight or ten
brother councilmen in a state of mild expos
tulation at his conduct, though one or two
did venture te express the opinion that it
was rather queer in President Evans fail
ing te call select council together when he
knew that the common branch was te
meet for important business.
The half dozen or mere councilmen who
had been gathered around the deer below
prier te Mr. Beard's colloquy with the
president didn't' make their appeanance
upstairs, although the hands en Rheads'a
clock just across the street, where they
ceuld't help seeing ir, pointed te full
quarter past seven.
"We'll come te order, anyhow, said Dr.
Levergood, rapping with his gavel, "and
see if that don't bring them. The clerk
will please call the roll."
But the clerk wasn't there. He was
risking his life hanging out the vestibule
window vainly endeavoring te discover the
whereabouts of Councilmen Sprecher,
Hays, Hershey, White, Sing and some
ethers, who hail suddenly and mysterious
ly disappeared from their stations en the
curb right after Mr. Beard had flounced
out of the council room in a very evident
The clerk caught the echo of President
Lcvcrgoed's words, however, and hastily
recovering his equilibrium, hurried into
the chamber, took his customary position
en the president's right, and called off the
" Twelve," he said after the tally was
" We'll wait a while and maybe there'll
be a few stragglers," said the doctor.
Just then Councilman Downey sauntered
in chewing chestnuts, and took a front
"One mere," said the president, "and
we'll have quorum. Perhaps the clerk
might be able te discover one lying around
The clerk blushed a rosy red at this prob
ably unintentional implication that the
average councilman could ordinarily be
discovered tight, but accepting his new
1 unctiens of scrgcant-at-arm he sallied
forth en his search after the truants.
In five minntes he was back with the
information that net a blessed common
councilman could he find in the neighbor
hood of the city hall, and the couple, of
select men whom he had run across gently
but firmly declined his polite invitation
te walk in and participate in the delibera
tions of the lower body.
"There being no quorum, council
stands adjourned," said Dr. Levergood in
his most judicial tone, and the councilmen
ail arose, most of them with a very cress
expression of countenance, and sundry re
marks which seemed te indicate the coun ceun
cilmauic opinion that "Bill Beard"
was responsible for this abortive attempt
at a meeting.
"When you catch me around here
again just let me knew," said Dr. Davis,
picking up his high hat and g!evs
thrusting his geld-headed cane undev his
arm, and striding out ahead of hi fellow
legislators in net the most amiic frame
Items Frem the Uppei; i;nl.
Our Regular Correspondence.
On Saturday Prof. Brickenstcin, princi
pal of the Linden Hall seminary of Lititz,
allowed his pupils te make their annual
excursion te Elizabeth farms ferchestnuts.
Seven wagons of various, sizes and shapes
were required te transport them, and cer
tainly these rough farm wagons never bore,
fairer burdens. They were well suppled
with eatables and lunched under the grand
old chestnut trees en the comtnens of
Elizabeth farms. There were fifty pnpils.
and were accompanied six teachers and this
principal. They picked chestnuts until
they were tired, and about 4 o'clock, with
a great deal of shouting and waving of
flags started for home. All appeared te
enjoy themselves and no doubt the ramble
ever the hills was quite a treat.
"Bally" Marks aud Ed. Brubaker
managed te gather together a sufficient
number of Republicans at Brickcrville en
last Friday night te raise a sapling about
50 feet high. There was no speech-making
for the simple reason there were no speech
Wanted A few second-hand orators te
go te Brickcrville instruct Republicans (se
called) hew and when te vote.
Real Estate Sold.
R. Downey, auctioneer, sold tl'.e Kencagy
property, in Paradise tewnslr.p, consisting
of 11 acres and imprevemcuts, for $6,220.
Christian Keneagy, purchaser.
Henry Shubcrt auctioneer, sold at pri
vate sale, a three story briak dwelling
situated en the north side of West Chest
nut street Ne. 529 te Levi Snyder for
Jfess'rs. Hcrr & Stauffcr. real cst.it
agents, have sold at private sale since the
first of the present month, the following
properties in this city :
A three-story brick dwelling, Ne. 148
East Walnut street, belonging te Dr.
Samuel Kencagy, of Stiasburg. te 3Ir. S.
S. High, of the firm of High & 3Iartin.
A threc.stery brick dwelling. Ne. 120
Seuth Duke street, belonging te the es
tate of Charlette Williams, te Lorenze D.
Herr ; price, $1,500.
A two-story brick dwelling en the north
cast corner ei Shippenand Fulton streets,
te Mary Jane Clay for $1,800.
On Neith Queen street last evenings
Democrat and a Republican luul a discus
sion en the political situation. The Re
publican being worsted in the argument
resorted te the vilest personal abuse, call
ing the Democrat a thief, a liar and ether
hard names. The Democrat moved off
but was followed by the Republican and
finally struck by him. A policeman inter
ferrcd and arrested the Republican, but
the JJemecrat net caring te prosecute him
he was released.