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LANCASTER DA1L1 INTELLIGENCER. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13, 1880.
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WEDNESDAY EVENING. OCT. 13, 1880.
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The result in the October states leaves
the presidential battle in the best pessi
We condition for heavy work all along
the line. The elections of yesterday
jend no very strong influence te the final
decision, whatever may be the result iu
Indiana; for there, wherever victory
perches, it will be by se slender a ma
jority as practically te be no indication
In Indiana our party had te contend
gainst the weakness of its gubernatorial
candidate because of his Greenback pro
clivities, and it did net have in Ir.
English a candidate who called out the
enthusiasm of the people. It is possible
that Landers may be beaten and the
Valance of the . Democratic ticket
fee elected; which would make a
cirawu battle of the contest, and it wil
tot be much else anyway. There is no
geed reason why a few thousand votes in
Indiana one way or the ether should se
riously affect the election in ether states.
Ohie stands without change although
the presidential candidate is from her
borders. A great many people have been
looking te Ohie and Indiana te decide
the November result, as they would have
done if they had shown any decided
change of feeling among the people.
They have shown that party lines are
Jireily drawn and that there is going te
tie no political avalanche. All the states
that were debatable before are se yet. We
never have believed that any result in
Indiana or Ohie that did net prove a
Streng political revolution te be going! en
would greatly affect the November bat
tle in the Eastern states. There is
work and plenty of it before both
nartics. with the udvantase of the
situation strongly with the Democratic
jiarty. The only thing discouraging te
us in yesterday's results is te find that
the party allegiance of Republicans is
greater thau their disgust for their can
didate. There ought net te be a decent
man in the country who would vote for
Garfield. Bui party spirit evidently will
make decent men de very indecent
things. Hard as it is te credit that any
large part of the American people will
vote for a perjured man te be president,
it is certain that the Republican party
will generally stand by its candidate,
though he is such a man. It is disgrace
ful, but it is true. Hancock ought te be
elected by acclamation ; he will be
elected by hard work.
The circular letter of Miv Win. E.
Dedge te Mr. Paris Haldeman, publish
ed elsewhere, will be found te be very
Interesting reading. Mr. Dedge is a Re
publican politician and metal dealer of
3sev Yerk, and some years age was
under the harrow for alleged custom
house frauds. The. remarkable part of
liis circular is that he should think that
an appeal from him te an iron-master
would secure a conlributtien for the
election of a Republican congressman in
the Seuth. Nothing is said in the way
of advancing a reason why Northern
Srer-Tiiaslcrs should contribute te elect
this representative; but the idea sug
gested is manifestly that it will be te
.their material interest in the way of
We therefore see hew free Republi
can iron-masters are expected te bleed
for their party. Probably the majority
of them fail te respond, but no doubt
enough are found silly enough te de se te
make this way of raising funds very pro
ductive. The preposition which Mr. Dedge
makes seems te be te buy up the negre
voters in a Southern district where they
ere in the majority, and te elect a. con
gressman who shall be the representa
tive of the negrees of the district and
the white men of the North who furnish
the funds. It comes as near a wholesale
purchase of a constituency for a congress
man as can well be imagined. It is a
very expensive mode,however,of getting
a represcntien, and one which only the
richest classes of business men can adept.
Stocks took an upward turn yester
day without waiting for the news of the
election, which it was said wasgoingte
have se great an influence ever prices.
Politics and business de net seem te be
one and indivisible. The country will
go en its read te ruin ,or prosper
Sty without regard te the rise
and fall of parties. We de net se much
advocate Haueecks election because it
will benefit the business interests of the
country ,ns itis its pelil ical interests which
are mainly at stake. Beside these there
is nothing in the contest but the self-re-epect
of the people which ought te keep
them from electing te the presidency a
man who is eligible te the penitentiary.
With eight Democratic congressmen
out of thirteen in Indiana, it weuldseem
that there ought net te be much doubt
of our having carried the state. The
Republican gains which arc reported
will probably net be found en anything
liut the head of the ticket. It seems
clear new the result will show a substan
tial Democratic majority en the average
of the state ticket. A Democratic gain
is reported in Shelby county ever the
vote of 1870, and we will have mere of
the same kind as the Democratic coun
ties are heard from. There is no occa
sion at present te be in bad heart ever
Indiana four years age was doubtful
for several days after the election, and
was at first claimed by the Republicans.
Jt may be se again. A large part of the
litate is net heard from, and there is no
reason te argue that the Republican gains
in the sixth of the state which has re
ported will be continued in the remain
ing five-sixths. It is rather a reason te
conclude that the gains have been the
ether way in them since the political
conditions are entirely different in the
outlying counties. Meanwhile we recom
mend our friends te go about their busi
ness calmly. The country is safe and
Hancock's election well assured.
The rioting and bloodshed which were
ee much apprehended in Indiana, de
jiet seem te have taken place. The elec
tien was very quiet for one se exciting
and appears te have been fairly conduct
ed. At least we hear no charges of great
fraufls such as accompanied the Maine
The Examiner flag which has " Indi
ana'' basted en it, also had " Maine" en
it, but they had te take it oft.
The year 1880 has been se decidedly a
comet vear that the discovery of another
one by Prof. Swift will hardly attract
much attention. Yet it is the second found
within a fortnight.
A German boy, who could net speak a
word of English, traveled alone from his
home in the fatherland te an Iowa town.
He had en his breast a big placard with
the words, "Please direct this boy toMon teMon toMen
I searched a dark and ancient mound,
Amid a mass et human bones,
The broken frames et souls, I leund
Carved pottery and shaped stenei,
Here was lhe infancy of Art;
Among these stone and figured flay
Did many marbled Venus Btart,
And grew divine- day by day. '
The excitement consequent en the dis
coveries of diamonds in the Free State of
Seuth Africa, according te latest intelli
gence, had net abated in intensity. Three
new rushes have been reported. A gem
of the first water, weighing fifty carats,
and worth $30,000. had been unearthed at
the Jagcrsfentcin diggings.
The Londen Daily Jfcics, in a leading
article says : " It is possible that Germany
and France, imitating Austrian timidity,
may interpose seme difficulty should ac
tion en the Gnlf of Smyrna seem te be
necessary ; but we believe that though
these three powers will hesitate as long as
England seems te depend en their concur
rence, they will concur when it is made
clearly manifest that though she desires,
she can dispense with their co-operation."
Quant's old friend the New Yerk Her
ald says for htm : " If General Grant has
shown excessive partisanship in this can
vass, it lias net been in declaring his strong
wish for Mr. Garfield's election and assist
ing te swell the magnitude of party pro pre
cessions, but in his ungenerous and uu
candid aspersions of the distinguished fellow-soldier
who is the rival candidate.
Fer our part we share Gen. Hancock's
considerate doubts of the genuineness of
theso alleged interviews. Rut if General
Grant's conversations have been misre misre
perlcd, he ewes it te his own character te
disavow the imputed language which puts
him in a light that gives pain and regret te
many of his warmest admirers. The re
port of what he said certainly swarms with
historical blunders which General Grant
could net have made, and the alleged per
senal aspersions should seem equally in
credible. It is te he hoped that he will
authoritatively disclaim both the histori
cal blunders and the personal detraction."
Specious Republican Appeal te Northern
Wc have received from Mr. Herace
Haldeman, of the duckies iron company,
the following circular letter addressed te
Mr. Paris Haldeman, of the duckies com
pany. Mr. Haldeman endorses the
paper as fellows :
Respectfully referred te the Lancaster
Intelligence!!, for its information. I
suppose this was sent te P. II. because he
is an iron-master. The Republicans seem
te think a man can't be honest and in the
iron business. II. L 11.
Private and Confidential,
11 CLIFF Stukkt, I
New Yeui:, Skitemeii 21, 1&0.
Dkau Sin : Cel. J. T. Cellins, a veter
an of the war, a geed soldier, an unright
gentleman, an active business man and a
Hist class citizen who is intimately and
personally known te me, is running for
Congress in the First district of Georgia.
The district is 8,01)0 Republican. He ought
te be elected, and he can be with some ma
They have raised all they can there ; we
ought te assist him here and insure his
election. Wc all knew hew important it
is. I propose te de fully my share.
Will you net help us by indorsing check
for a moderate sum, say $50 or $100, te
the chairman of the national committee,
ex-Governer Jewell, marked "Speeial 1st
district, Georgia," who agrees te be re
sponsible for the proper disbursement of
The funds are wanted for the payment
of poll tax and ether legitimate expenses,
which the colored Republicans are unable
themselves te defray. A moderately lib
eral contribution will insure his election.
I shall subscribe $230.
Wm. E. Dedge.
Facts in Relation te the First Congressional
District of Georgia.
The census of 1880 gives the nbove dis
trict 15,454 white and 17,425 colored voters.
The colored men are nearly ali Republi
can ; and at least 1200 of the white arc
Republicans giving en a full vote a Re
publican majority of about three thou
sand. Owing te the fact that a capitation or
poll tax is required from all voters before
the arc allowed te vote, a large number of
they colored men who cannot pay the above
tax arc disfranchised, and their votes lest
te the Republican party. Could these
taxes be paid and a full vote polled the
district would be Republican beyond any
doubt. There are three candidates in the
field new for Congress, a Republican, a
Democrat, and an Independent Dtmecrat
en the Greenback line. The latter will, te
some extent, split the Democratic party,
and make the chances for the election of a
Republican much better. This opportunity
te gain a Republican congressman who
will be sound en the linancial and tariff
question is one that should be taken ad
vantage of, and every effort made te secure
Dedge, Meigs & Ce.,
The Tammany and Irving Hall Democ
racy last night resolved te support Fer Fer
naneo Weed in the Ninth and Abbam S.
Hewitt in the Tenth, congressional dis
tricts. Themas D. Smith died at his residence
in Philadelphia en Monday, in his sixty
ninth year. He was born at Huntingdon,
his father, General William R. Smith, be
ing a prominent lawyer, and some years
after attorney general of the "state of Wis
consin, and his grandfather, Rev. William
Smith, D. D., having been the first pro
vost of the University of Pennsylvania
Deceased was admitted te the bar in Hun
tingden in 1839. His public career in
Philadelphia began about J840, and he
was deputy sheriff five times.
WEST VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC.
Varying Gains and Lesses iu Congress.
The Result in Ohie.
Special Dispatch from a Times Staff Corres
pondent. Columbus, Oat. 13, 1 a. si.
The election is ever, and at this hour it
leeks a3 though the Republicans had car
ried Ohie by a majority net less than
15,000 en the general ticket, with their
candidate for secretary of state running
several thousand behind his col
leagues. The returns arc scattering rather
than in blocks of counties and cities which
makes it difficult te tabulate them and as
certain definitely the result, but I think
that the average Republican majority will
net be less than 15,000, and it is quite
probable that it will reach the figures se
cured by Fester in 1S70, although
advices new at hand de net indi
cate mere than 10,000 for Town
send, the head of the ticket. It ap
pears also, en incomplete returns, that the
following have been elected te Congress :
Bnttcrwerth, Yeung, Meney, Kcifer, Rob
inson, Rice, Neal, Updegraff, McKin
ley, McClure, Tayler and Townsend,
twelve Republicans, and Lcfcvre, Lecdem,
Converse, Atherton and Geddes, five
Democrats, leaving four districts in doubt,
with probabilities slightly in favor of the
election of McMahon and Warner, Demo
crats, and Ritchie, Republican. Chairman
Nash claims the state for the Republicans
by 20,000, and thirteen and possibly fifteen
congressmen. Chairman McKinucy, for
the Democrats, concedes 12,000 average
majority en state ticket and eleven con
gressmen te the Republicans. The Demo
crats have realized their real expectations
as te the state ticket, but arc terribly dis
appointed about the congressmen.
M. P. II.
Special Dispatch Irera a Times stall" cerivs-
Indianapolis, Oct. 12 Midnight.
At this hour net mere than ninety of the
thirteen hundred voting precincts in the
state have been heard from. While the
gains and losses have gene up and down
during the night the net gain is in favor of
the Republiaaus and leads them te a feel
ing of confidence that they have carried the
state by a small majority. The Democrats
de net concede this. They are getting
dispatches in their headquarters which
arc being read off by Mr. English. Senater
McDonald, Mr. English and ether mem
bers of the cemmittee would de no mere
when asked a few moments age than say
i that the state is very close, but that I.in
j dcrs would probably have a majority.
iney explain that lew el the returns se
far received are from the counties in which
Democratic gains were expected. On the
ether hand, the Republicans say that no
returns are in from the cities where the
greatest Republican gains were looked
It is the slowest sUte known for returns,
and it will be well into te-morrow befere
any ward iu this city will be returned.
The iucsease in the vote iu Indianapolis is
nearly one thousand, at least seventy per
cent, of which probably gees with tht
Republicans, giving them a majority of
about 2,200 in Marien county. This is
net as much as they expected here, but
they arc getting seme unexpected gains
from the rural counties. Estimating the
precincts net heard from by the returns
new in, the Republican gains in tiic state
will be from G.500 te 7,003, which will give
the election te Perter by from 1,000 te
2,000. It leeks at this hour as if that will
be about the result.
As near as can be ascertained from the
meagre returns at hand the following have
been elected te Congress : First district,
Jehn J. Klincr, Democrat ; Second district
Themas R. Cobb, Democrat ; Third dis
trict, S. M. Steckslagcr, Democrat ; Fourth
district, William S. Hohnan, Democrat ;
Fifth district, Court C. Matsen, Democrat
Sixth district, Themas M. Browne, Re
publican ; Seventh district. Stanten J. Peellr
Republican (probably); Eighth district,
R. B. Pierce, Republican ; Ninth district,
William R. Myers, Democrat; Tenth dis
trict, Mark L. DcMett, Republican;
Eleventh district, Geerge W. Steele, Re
publican ; Twelfth district, W. G. Celeriek,
Democrat; Thirteenth district, AV. II.
Calkins, Republican. Ne returns what
ever have been received en the Legislature
but the state was se districted that it will
require a Republican majority of seven or
eight thousand en the state ticket te give
the Republicans the Legislature.
The streets arc full el people at mid
night, the Republicans cheering and sing
ing in chorus, while the Democrats arc
waiting and praying for better returns.
1 a. si. The additional returns keep up
about the average of Republican gains in
dicated in my midnight dispatch. The
Democrats new concede that it is possible
the Republicans have the victory. Their
headquarters arc crowded at this hour and,
under the unruffled urging of English,
they arc endeavoring te figure out some
comfort. It is all against them.
Judge Scott, who was a Democratic
candidate for the supreme bench, has just
gene home, declaring that the Republican
have carried Indiana, no was pretty dis
mal. New, Dersey and Gerham took a
midnight lunch at the Denisen and dis
cussed the situation. New says he is dis
appointed that the probably Republican
majority isn't larger than indicated. Gor Ger
ham estimates that Perter's plurality will
be from 3,000 te 5,000, while Dersey thinks
it may go a little higher. The Greenback
vote has exceeded general expectation,
but will net reach the figures it attained
two years age. It has hurt theJDemecrats
most in Democratic localities and the Re
publicans most in their strongholds.
One hundred and ferty-nine precincts
out of the thirteen hundred and twenty
six ill the state are just returned and show
a net Republican gain of 858. This is in
creasing (he Republican average of gain
just a little. There are new indications '
.that the Republican gains will be large
enough te pull the whole Republican ticket
through. The scattering returns show
that the Republican manufacturers have
voted their empleyes pretty solidly Re
publican, according te arrangements. This
is particularly indicated by the result in
Seuth Bend, where the Democrats have
lest heavily, and the county of St- Jeseph,
which usually gives a small Democratic
majority, has been turned ever te the Re
publicans by 250 plurality. The Republi
cans appear te have made considerable of
their gains in the counties en the northern
border. Only one precinct in this congres
sional district has been heard from. One
congressman, Peelle, tbejtepublican can
didate, just asked about the result, says
he has no idea who is elected; it maybe
himseld, Byfield or De La Matyr.
2. a. si. In talks with ex-Governer Hen
dricks and Mr. English, within the hour,
it was impossible te get them te give an
opinion en the result. Senater McDeuald
says that Landers will probably be elected
by a greatly reduced majority. The sec
retary of the Democratic committee calls
attention te the fact that the strong Dem
ocratic counties are net heard from and
claims that the later returns are
showing a smaller average of Repub
lican gains. He concedes that the
returns new indicate a Republican
plurality in the state of from 2,000 te
4.000, but insists with Senater McDonald
that it will be impossible te return such
majorities from the river counties as will
defeat Landers unless by fraud, and every
body concedes that se far there is no evi
dence in the returns of fraud. Judge
Perter, the Republican caudidite for gov
ernor, said a few moments age that he
was net yet prepared te receive congratu
lations. Since the Maine election, he
says, he cannot regard auything as cer
tain en incomplete returns, although there
was little room te doubt the success of
the Republican ticket. J. II. L.
A Democratic Gain iu Newark.
The charter cloeien was held at Newark, N.
J., yesterday. It resulted iu a majority of
about 1,700 ler the Republicans, wne elec
ted eleven el" the fifteen aldermen. The
only gain is a Democratic gain of an aldcr
mau in the Fourth ward. The Fifth, Sev
enth and Twelfth wards arc Democratic.
The next council will st!tnd eighteen te
twelve in favor of the Republicans. The
present council stands nineteen Republi
cans and eleven Democrats. The joint
Democratic and German majority last year
was 3,:00, but the city is always Republi
can unless a special issue arises.
T!ie Magnetic Forces, Spirit ami Matter.
BV WM. BAKER FAIINESTOCK, M. D.
The scientific world has been thrown
into an unusual excitement by the term
evolution, which has been advanced te ac
count for the manner in which all existing
things have progressed te their present
condition, or that man, as he new exists,
is the result of a gradual evolution from
slime, as it is found iu the sea, and that
he, by some persons, is supposed te have
passed through all the grades below him,
and as a consequence, that he could net
have been created, thus leading te a dis
belief in a Supreme Being.
The idea of evolution, in this sense, can
not satisfy minds that require mere posi
tive ovidence than mero assertions which
spring fieni sources that are mundane and
known te be imperfect.
Evolution or progression, in a certain
.ense, is true ; but it must be remembered
that there can be no effect without a cause,
and that the cause always precedes the
effect, and must have existed before it.
Cultivation may improve but cannot rad
ically change the nature of auything. Eve
lutien, therefore, cannot change things,
which seme cause that pre-existed has en
abled us te recognize, and the fact that
some cause must have preexisted has
embittered these who disbelieve in Ged,
because it is an argument unanswerable,
and an axe at the root of their infidelity.
If there be no Ged, why de net evolution
ists irive instances where this "law of
change '' is new in force.
Every newly discovered plant, insect,
bug or auimal, etc., is perfect, and they
arc never known te change their charac
teristics. All things, conditions, forces, etc., iu
nature arc absolute or positive ; there can,
therefore, be no negative condition in the
universe. The magnetic power in both
arms of a magnet is equally absolute, and
repels with a force equal tetthcir retraction;
consequently, the repulsive power in both
arms is equal and absolute also.
The universally credited opinion that
there is a current in magnets wc have
demonstrated te he false, for cither arm
will raise and support a piece of iron,
weighing one-half the magnet's power,
even when the pieces are perfectly separated
Ne evolution or change in the forces have
ever taken place, they have always been
the same, and net being understood, ap
pearances were mistaken for facts.
Spirit and matter are both absolute and
cannot be destroyed. Male and female,
love and hatred, geed and evil, etc., are
all equally absolute.
If we go back te the slime of the ocean
as a starting point for evolution, we are as
far from a knowledge 'of the cause of its
existence as we we were before in regard
te the cause of man'H existence, and the
question is still forced upon us what
caused the slime te exist if Ged did net?
Matter is as indescribable as it is devoid
of intelligence, yet many declare, that as
seen as the spirit is seperated from the
body, that it (the spirit) ceases te exist.
This, however, is only a matter of
opinion, mere assertion, devoid of proof,
and is as unreasonable, as it is unsupported
by facts, for if the body is indestructible,
the mind, spirit or active principle of life
cannot perish. If the one is indestructible
the ether necessarily must exist also in a
condition pessible te nature for te sup
pose that matter the part devoid of life
shall perish is tee hctcreclitical and im
probable te be entertained for a moment.
The very fact that the spirit leaves the
body, as is acknowledged, is positive proof
that it is something that lives and exists or
it would remain with it. -
Te suppose that the originator, or these
who support the evolution theory, knows
every thing that exists throughout space,
is tee great a stretch for the credulity of
They cau see the sun, moon and stars,
but their best telcseepea cannot magnify
nor bring them near enough for them te
decide, whether they are balls of fire, or I
cimnlr mnfle cimflai fn fliif nfnm .
......f.J aa..iv NIIU1HI1 WW VUtV VI VU1 UMU
earth, nor can all their knowledge give
them a single correct idea of their external
appearance, much less of their internal
construction or light-producing qualities.
What then can they ; knew of that
which is in the great beyond ! or of Ged,
the Great Spirit, or of hew and where He
They may deny but cannot prove His
non-residence, nor even ever have a per
fect knowledge of matter itself,, although
they can sec and handle it.
Wc are net satisfied with mere asser
tions which lead us just where started.
Evolution must start from something ma
terial, and we may ask, with the same
anxiety for correct information, where did
that something ceme from ';
Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 1SS0.
THEY vote as thki shot.
Fur a Union of Hearts and of Hands And
a Union of States Nene Can Saver.
The list of veterans of the war who sup
port General Hancock for president would
till volumes. They are te be found iu
every stete, county, town and hamlet of
the north. General Meade, General Jeseph
Hoeker, General Jehn F. Reynolds, Gen
eral Themas, General Lyen, General
Mcpherson, General Blair, General Gor Ger Gor
eon Granger, all Democrats when they
went they went into the war and Demo
crats when they died, would vete for Gen
eral Hancock if living. Among the dis
tinguished living veterans who are earn
estly advocating the election of General
Hancock arc the following whose names
and services are familiar te the soldiers of
the war and te all ethers who are familiar
with its history :
General Geerge B. McClclIan.
General William F. (Baldy) Smith.
General Henry W. Slocum.
General William S. Resccrans.
General Jehn M Palmer.
General Den Carles Buell.
General T. T. Crittenden.
General Themas Ewing.
General Jehn M. Corse.
General Kilby Smith.
General James B. Stcadman.
General Rebert Mitchell.
General Jehn M. Corse.
General Durbiu Ward.
General William R. Morrison.
General M. D. Mausen.
General H. U. Sibley
General Jeseph F. Knjpc.
General D. N. Couch.
General Gershen Mett
General A. J. Warner.
General St. Clair 3Iullielland.
General W. II. II. Davis.
General Martin T. M'Maheu.
General Ben Le Fcvre.
General Daniel E. Sickles.
General Daniel Buttcrficid.
General Franz Sigcl.
General A. V. Rice, author of arrearages
of pensions bill.
Geerge llancreft as a Presidential Electer.
A reusing Democratic meeting was held
in Newport R. I., last week en the occasion
of a caucus le elect delegates te the con
vention te be held in Providcnce for the
purpose of nominating candidates for Con
gress and for presidential electors. Mr.
Isaac Lawrence presided and made some
interesting remarks regarding the pro
posed nomination of Geerge Bancroft, the
venerable historian, as the head of the
Democratic electoral ticket. Mr. Lawrence
spoke as fellows :
"Since the formation of the government
there have always been two parties acting
in antagonism te each ether the Demo
cratic party, founded by Themas Jeffer Jeffer
eon, and the Fcdeial party, since falsely
called Republicans, founded by Alexander
Hamilton. Se early as May 29, 17S7, in
the convention which met at Philadelphia
te frame the constitution, Elhridgc Gerry,
of Massachusccts, paid : ' A popular
election in this case is radically vicious.
The ignorance of the people would put
it in the power of some one set of men
dispersed through the Union and acting in
concert te delude them into any appoint
ment. Such a society of men existed in
the order of the Cincinnati. They arc re
spectable, united and influential. They
will, in fact, elect the chief magistrate in
every instance if the election be referred te
the people.' Mr. Jeffersen, en his return
from France te assume the duties of sec
retary of stale under Washington, said he
found the sentiments of the wealthy or
aristocratic classes te be in favor of an
hereditary monarchy. The Democratic
party is new, as in has always been,
the only protection which the American
people enjoy against the less of liberty by
centralization. Very recently, in the city of
New Yerk, Mr. Hamilton Fish, the presi
dent of the Cincinnati, presided ever a
meeting at the Academy of Music te con
trol the election of the president, just as
Eldridgc Gerry remarked would be done
one hundred years age. Te counteract
this move the Columbian Order of Tam
many hall met en the 23d of September
last, in their wigwam, and ratilied the
nomination of General Hancock by such a
demonstration as was never before seen in
that metropolis. Again the order of the
Cincinnati conic forward in this state,
and present as a candidate for pre
sidential elector a young man who
knows nothing of political life, though it
has always been the case that in every
state the presidential elector was taken
from the old men who had served their
country in some high office of trust and
honor. In 1821 my grandfather, Isaac
Lawrence, president J of the Bank of the
United States, acted as presidential elec
tor, and cast his vete for James Menree,
and hence I feel a pride iu the office which
otherwise I might net feel. The day
before yesterday I was asked iu Providence
whom we could nominate as a meet
candidate le oppose Gcerge Wotmero in
his own city, and I answered that we had
another Geerge Geerge Bancroft (ap
plause) the Herodotus of America, who
with the iucxorable hand of the historian
has brought together the acts of our great
men after they had passed away, and writ
ten, te use his own words, with a diamond
pen upon tablets of steel the verdict of
The speaker concluded by expressing the
belief that Mr. Bancroft's name would
swell the Democratic vote te a very large
The Werk I'ract ically Cemplntcd Shows', that
l'hiladelpliiahns 8,000 EstaDllsliments.
The work of taking the industrial cen
sus in Philadelphia is practically completed
and results results in the registering of
ever 8,000 business establishments te the
credit of Philadelphia among the arch
ives at Washington. Except as te a few
scattering houses the field has been thor
oughly covered by Chief Arret aud his
The number of industrial establishments
returned will be within 184 of.the return
of 1870, net including fisheries, breweries
and ether special interests iu this count
that were included in that censns. As te
the total number of people employed in the
various industries, the census shows that
there has been an increase of 25 per cent,
ever the figures of ten years age, net in
cluding such establishments as these kept
by merchant tailers who manufacture gar
ments en the premises, and in this way a
very important showing is lest. In the
matter of value of production there has
been a decrease of probably 40 per cent,
or mere in value en the average. In the
iron interest it will average 47 per cent.
The actn.il results of the census cannot be
ascertained until after the work is reported I
iu me veusua uuiuiu.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BURNED.
A Disastrous Fire la Chicago.
In Chicago yesterday Emmctt's academy
of music was destroyed by fire. One fire
man was killed and five injured. The fire
was confined te the theatre. The cause is
When the fire had been burning little
mere than fifteen minutes a crash was
heard and a portion of the reef, en which
were a number of firemen, fell in, cre
ating terrible consternation. It was
some minutes before the extent of the
disaster was appreciated, and then the
work of rescuing the unfortunate men
begau. It was found that some bad saved
themselves by clinging te the portion
which had net fallen. Fire Marshal Will
iams was helped out of the main entrance
staggering and bloody, but was without
serious injury. Theodere Bcrnbart, a fore
man, was taken out badly burned and with
internal injuries which are believed te be
fatal. C. W. Daukcr, of the hook and
ladder company, and Lietcnant Palmer
were badly injured about the lower limbs.
Jehn Nichols received severe but net
fatal injuries. Assistant Fire 3Iar
sliall Pctrie was en the reef when it fell
and clungjte a portion near the wail, but
it gave way aud he fell, with ethers, clear
te the bottom, breaking his right leg and
receiving ether injuries. Thrce men,
named Andersen, Daly andHeilman, of a
hook and ladder company, fell te the bot
tom unhurt. The fire originated among
the flies back of the stage, and spread te
the scenery aud reef with incredible ra
piditv. Ths less has net yet been estima
ted, but will be heavy. This theatre was
destroyed about three years age, having
been the leading place of amusement after
the great fire until the.Seuth Side theatres
were rebuilt. Nearly $20,000 were spent
in decorating it this summer. W. E. Em
met has been recently the lease and mana
ger of the burned theatre.
The dissensions in Philadelphia en the
district attorney nomination have been
healed by the declination of Mr. Sheppard,
who had received the nomination of the
anti-Hagcrt wing, and Mr. Shcppard's
friends will give the regular nominee, Mr.
Hagcrt, a cordial support.
The ene hundred and fiftieth anniver
sary of the settlement of Presbyterians in
the Cumberland Valley, was celebrated at
the Oakville camp grounds yesterday.
There were about one thousand pcrseus iu
attendance, many having come in vehicles
from the surrounding country.
Jeseph Green, an old German, fell from
the stene bridge ever Limestone creek, in
Milten, the ether night, and was injured
se badly that he died in a short time. The
place where he fell ever has been consider
ed dangerous for some time, as part of the
wall that extends above the roadway is
broken down. Befere he died Mr. Green
detailed hew he happened te fall ever the
wall. lie was stepped bj a stranger, who
inquired the way te the postefficc. After
giving him the desired information Mr.
Green, in turning around in the dark, fell.
Several years age his wife fell down stairs
and broke her neck.
HOPE AND FKA1C.
Spirited Scenes Hi Lancaster.
Frem This Morning's Extra IXTEttiaEscsR.
The excitement occasioned by the re
ceipt of the news of the election paralleled
in intensity tha remarkable scenes wit
nessed iu the similar event of four scars
age, and repeated at the presidential elec
tion a few weeks subsequent. The monster
Democratic mass meeting at the opera
house, at which stirring addresses were
made by Gen. H. Kyd Douglas, of Mary
land, and Cel. Jno. W. Ferney, had
the effect of early crowding the streets
with throngs of excited partisans. The
earlier telegrams were announced from the
stage by the chairman of the meeting, Mr.
Nauman, and the audience being in san
guine mood greeted the extremely meagre
returns with wild applause, netwithstand
ing they failed te convey any clear idea of
After the adjournment of the meeting
tllC INTELLIGENCE!! efficO W.1S lliade tllC
rallying point of the Democrats, the street
being literally jammed with an eager mul
titude, and the space around the Yeung
Men's Republican club room and Jthe Ex
amimcr efiicc presented asimilar animated
spectacle. Defiant cheers from one or the
ether of thcEe points were echoed back by
a hundred lusty threats, and iu the absence
of any intelligence each side was aggres
sively hopeful that the news would be fa
vorable te their respective causes. The
early bulletin of the Examiner te the effect
that, the Indianapolis Grecnbackers were
voting largely for Perter, the Repub
lican candidate for governor, had
the effect of frightening a geed many timid
Democrats, whose fears, however, were
somewhat allayed by a later telegram te
the Intcm.ieencei: from the Sentinel, of
Indianapolis, stating that all looked well
for the Democrat!1, and that a number of
Republican repeaters had been nabbed
while plying their nefarious vocations.
The earlier news nftcr the close of the
polls had a very evident dispiriting effect
en the Democrats, and occasioned corres
ponding jubilance en the part of their
opponents. The hulk of it was from Ohie,
and the returns steadily indicated that the
Republican strength in the Buckeye state
had net been materially shaken, while
grossly exaggerated reports of Republican
gains iu Indianapolis put a further dam
per en the feelings of the anxious Demo
crats. The Republicans early claimed the
election of Perter, the Republican candidate
for governor, and howled themselves
hearse ever their presumed victory. The
Democrats doggedly bided their time and
were rewarded for their grit by a ringing
dispatch from the Indianapolis Democratic
organ claiming a majority of 7,000 for
Landers. Then for the first time the pent
up enthusiasm of the Democrats found
free vent, and a sound that can only be accu
rately described as a var swelled up from
the immense assemblage around the In
telligencer building. It went rushing
across Centre Square, part of it took ecca
sien te turn into East King street and de
moralized the "Yeung Republicans" there
gathered, and the rest of it went plump
into the Examintr crowd and created a
temporary panic among the truly loyal
followers of the Credit Mebilier aud De
Gelycr statesman. A blazing bonfire was
seen sending its lurid light into the mid
night sky, and the Democrats were
fairly wild with joy. Following
close upon the cause of this outburst of en
thusiasm came an associated press bulle
tin that put the laugh en the ether side,
announcing as it did that Perter, Republi
can, had been chosen governor by a small
plurality from 1,000 te 3,000. This was
the Republicans' time te yell, and right
heartily they availed themselves of it. They
organized an impromptu walk-around,
headed by a drum corps and went march
ing with the shout of victory upon their
lips. Thus it alternated betwixt hope
and fear, the Republicans having decidedly
the best of the hurrah, by reason of the
continued faverable returns from Ohie,
although their inflated claim of 27,000 ma
jority suddenly abated te somewhere in
the neighborhood of 10,000 below that
figure. The cooler heads among the large
body of devoted Democrats, who still held
their ground, declined te concede a Re
publican victory in the Hoosier state, and
their patient faith was ultimately reward
ed by the glorious intelligence with
which the telegraphers wound up for
the night, namely the Democratic com
mittee's claim 6f 5000 majority for Lan
ders, nine out of the thirteen congressmen,
and a Democratic Legislature. That set
tled it, and with thrce times three the
Democratic throng, who had held the
fort long after their opponents had depart
ed, went home with an altogether com
The news of the Democratic success in
West Virginia, though net unexpected,
was heartily cheered.
It was netablethat the news from Ohie
entered but slightly into the interest, for
while the Democrats were plainly disap
pointed in the apparent unimpaired Re
publican majority .few if any of them had
any idea of securing control of that state,
the home of the Republican candidate for
president and of the present national ad
ministration iu which the intluonce of the
federal patronage is most materially felt,
while all realized that every vital in
terest in the contest was directly centred
in Indiana, aud that there the Democrats
had mere than held their own.
During the night a number of anient par
tisans of both sides imbibed rather
mere bcuzine than they could safely carry,
and a number of scrimmages were the re
sult, though nothing serious has been re
ported. During te-day the same excitement pre
vailed upon our streets, the preponderance
of the enthusiasm being in favor of ,the
ether fellows because of the stout claims
made by the organs of that party and
the uncertainty of the result admitted
by the World Sun, Herald, Philadelphia
Times end ether Democratic and Inde
pendent newspapers. Frem an early
hour this morning the street between the
Intelligencer and Ketc Era offices
was occupied by a large asscmblage of
anxious partisans who eagerly scanned
the bulletins of varying Republican claims
as they were written out by the Era's
young man, the Democrats, of course,
preferring te put 'their faith te Mr. Bar
num's estimate claiming the state, and the
flag floating from the tall pole en the In
telligencer building serving te stiffen
the Democratic backbone until the worst
or the best should be known beyond per
ndventure. The Examiner also sported its
flag with the words " Ohie-Indiana" in
SUNDAY SCHOOL INTERESTS.
Tlie State Sunday Scheel Convention.
Yesterday the first meeting of the state
Sabbath school convention was held in
Fulton hall. The meeting was for children
and the building was filled with a large
audience composed almost entirely of chil
dren. After a prayer by Rev. Charles
B. Shultz, of the Moravian church, there
was singing, which was led by Prof. G.
Fisher, of Philadelphia. A large number
of new pieces were well sung under the
instructions of their excellent teacher.
After the singing Jehn R. Whitney,
president of the association, introduced 15.
T. Vincent, of Park street M. E. church.
Philadelphia, who addressed the children
at some length. He began by telling them
about a man who fell from a deck in New
Yerk city into the water. He made con
siderable noise, and after being rescued he
was very thankful. A sinanurchin, who
steed near when he was brought ashore
said : Why did yen net holler less and
kick mere." This remark was full of
geed sense. There are plenty of folks
who make a great deal of noi.se and de net
de much work. It is easier te make a
noise than te work, but we must have ihe
implements te work. The object of this
meeting is te waken up Lancaster as well
as the whole state. The speaker then
called the attention of the children te
three implements of work, namely gun
powder, the compass, and printing. Gun
powder is useful in many ways, es
pecially iu making railroads, where
it is used for blowing up rock.
The compass is used at sea te give the
mariner the right direction, and for sur
veying en land. Tlie printing press is
used te take up the thoughts of people and
put them befere the world. These imple
ments were Invented 400 years age, but we
could net de without them. The speaker
then said he wished te teach the children
three lessens : a work is of no account un
less it has a geed deal of gunpowder
in it. It must have force. It must
be directed te geed ends. The force
force must be put iu the right direction.
An engine will always de well while it is
en the right track. The only way for force
te de well is when it is used in the right
direction ; for this the Bible is used in our
Sunday schools. The only way te work is
through Ged. The power of the printing
press is put te great use, ths type striking
each ether are sent out through the
whole world and de great geed. Wc must
scatter geed everywhere, we use the force
in us and guide it by the work of Ged.
The three implements mentioned resembled
force, guidance and benevolence.
After the speaker had closed there was
singing by the children and a prayer by
Rev. R. W. Ilufferd. The convention
then adjourned te meet iu the Presbyte
rian church in the evening.
Tuesday Evening. The convention as
sembled iu the Presbyterian church at 7
o'clock, the attendance of delegates and
citizens being quite large, almost every
pew in the church being filled.
After the opening devotional services.
Rev. C. Elviu Houpt, pastor of Grace
Lutheran church, this city, read an ad
dress of welcome. Rev. Henpt said he
felt honored by becoming the bearer of the
welcome te each member of the conven
tion, forming as they did se worthy a body
of men. He regarded it as a privilege te
have and hear in our midst such veterans
and well-tried sciyantsef the Master. The
assembling will be one of mutual benefit,
the attrition and pc lish of mind by mind,
which would enable all te wield the old
weapon of the Werd against the devil, the
world and sin. After reviewing the pro
gress of Bible work aud especially the
work of the Sunday schools and congratu
lating the convention en the great geed
accomplished, .Mr. Houpt again saluted
the convention with " nil hail," and once
mere bid them welcome, each and all, te
the hearts and hearths of Lancaster homes.
Jehn R. Whitney, president of the con
vention, responded at some length. After
paying a compliment te tht people of Lan
caster, he said that at this time when the
friends of the Sunday-school cause were
celebrating the centennial of the establish
ment of Sunday-schools, it was appropri
ate that the state Sunday-school conven
tion should meet here in Lancaster, net far
from where Sunday-schools were first es
tablished. If our forefathers who had
first established such schools could new
rise up and sec the great results which
have followed their small beginnings, they
could net but feel thankful for the im -mense
work which has since been done .