Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, October 14, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster intelligencer.
Re-Fest the Besks.
Events transpiring in the "West re
quire a slight recasting of the political
books as we posted them shortly after
the Maine election. The results of Tues
day prove nothing except that the Re
publicans will adhere mere closely than
had been expected te their party allegi
ance. It proves this and proves nothing
else. Hence it may be assumed that
certain Republican states will be reason
ably certain for Garfield in November.
Ter example :
New Hampshire 5
Illinois 21
Massachusetss 13
Michigan H
Minnesota 5
Rhede Island 4
lewa ......-
Kansas 5
Total 103
The following states, which voted for
Mr. Tilden in 1870 and are Democratic,
are very certain te vote for Gen. Han
cock and have altogether three mere
electoral votes than are necessary te his
success :
New Yerk
New Jersey
North Carolina.
Seuth Carolina.
West Virginia..
Total 183
Leaving the following states te be con
tested between the opposing parties from
new until November , with varying
chances of success :
Indiana !
Maine 7
Pennsylvania 20
Wisconsin 10
Oregon 3
California 0
I Ott !
There is net one of these in which the
Democracy have net a geed lighting
chance, and Hancock is mere likely te
get 40 of these 73 electoral votes than te
lese any state set down in the Democrat
ic column.
A horse that can .show his speed en the
homestretch is a geed deal mere likely
te win the nice than one which can go
fast enough te break at the third quarter
The Indiana Result.
Democrats have been placing se much
reliance upon Indiana that they are un
duly troubled by the unexpected less of
the state. Te most Democrats the less
has been, very unlooked-for, though, upon
what they based their great confidence
we never have been able te see : and sev
eral weeks age we tried te warn them of
the unsubstantial nature of their expec
tation and te persuade them te keep
their eyes upon their own work in Penn
sylvania, a state that there is every rea
son te expect te carry for Hancock, and
which should rather inspire Indiana and
her sisier states than be inspired by them.
This is what we then said : The Indi
ana elect ion in October, although it will
be of great importance in inspiriting or
dispiriting parties with its result, will
net be of Mich vital consequence as te
disastrously affect the canvass in General
Hancock's state. He can carry that
though his colleague in the contest should
net be able te held up his end of the
string. We de net knew anything of the
Indiana canvass in detail, norde we need
te. We I'ennsylvanians have our own
work te de in seeing that General Han
cock gets his native state. This we
knew his popularity will enable us te
give him. It is a guarantee of his secur
ing it outside the parly strength. It is
an element in the contest here which, of
course, does net enter into the canvass
in Indiana or any ether state ; just as
the popularity or unpopularity of Mr.
English in Indiana does net affect the
political battle in Pennsylvania. We
held, therefore, that our fight is quite in
deiendcnt of that in Indiana, and that
our geed sense demands that we keep it
But Democrats are very curious crea
tures, who are likely te be inspirited and
dispirited with equal lack of reason.
" Many of them really found fault with us
for speaking in a doubtful way of the
Indiana result, and thought it was very
wrong thus te dampen the ardor of the
people. They would net leek ahead and
contemplate the greater discouragement
which would come from the possible less
of Indiana, and reason, with us, that it
was lietter te get ready for an agreeable
surprise than a mortifying disappoint
ment. They probably realize their felly
But it was gross felly. There was
nothing in the situation in Indiana te
entitle us te be confident of the state if
it was vigorously contested against us.
It was Democratic four years age by a
meagre majority of some five thousand
at the October election in 187G, when
the candidate for vice president was
the favorite son of that state. Hew
could we think that the great popularity
of Hendricks was net the controlling
element in that canvass ? We did net
think it. We knew it, but refused te
read its le?seu, which was that in
18S0, with an unpopular candidate for
governor, and a candidate for vice presi
dent who seams te have had the esteem
but net the warm affection of the people
of his state, the five thousand majority
of 187C would be likely te be mere than
Te these positive - elements of
weakness was added the fact that the
enemy perceiving them and knowing
the discouraging effect which the less of
Indiana would be likely te have upon
flO Ttemnllfl' cfl(lilltit liririT liuvi tA
VMW Af usvte wj hsatisawi v.i i UV.A .j
carry it. The Republican bankers and
manufacturers were freely bled and
the mighty power of their dollars
was used for all they were worth. The
schism in the Republican party caused
by the disappointment of Grant's friends
at Chicago was healed by the bargain
made at Menter, and the party men,
money and machinery were in united
array against us in Indiana.
There is positively no reason for seri
ous discouragement at the Indiana re
sult. As we said this weeks age we re
peat it new. It shows that the Repub
lican party is well united and well sup
plied with money, as it was four years
age when Ave beat it. Then we carneu
Indiana by the happy choice of her
strongest statesman. New we must ex
pect te get along without her, for though
it is (mite probable that in Novem
ber, when the extraordinary out
side pressure is off her, she will
rebound te us, we cannot depend upon
her. In 187G we carried, in the .N erth,
New Yerk, New Jersey and Connecticut,
beside Indiana, and these three states
with their fifty electoral votes, which arc
enough te elect our ticket, we have bet
ter reason te expect te carry new than
we had then. "With a united party and
a strong candidate who has the enthusi
astic support of his followers, what is
there te discourage ns ? Then we may
count en three votes in Maine, and leek
for the vote of California and Oregon.
In our own judgment, we may confi
dently expect the electoral vote of Penn
sylvania te be cast for a son of her own
soil. This expectation is net generally
shared by the Democrats who were yet
se confident of Indiana. It may be that
their judgment will be found again at
fault. Rut without counting Hancock's
state for him, there are cr.eagh electoral
votes reasonably sure for him te make it
absurd for Democrats te go into mourn
ing ever the insignificant result in In
diana. The Republicans, who were jn
the dumps ever Maine, are new taking
their spree of joy, but it will be a
short laugh, we feel very sure.
Hancock has had his Bull Run. He
will see his Gettysburg en November 2.
New is the time for Democrats
show that they tire the " unterrified."
HANCOCK at Gr.TTYsnuiu;.
Tlie TliimkM of the Natien.
Be it lieselveil, by the Senate and Heuse
of Representatives, dr. That, in addition,
e the thanks heretofore voted, by joint
resolution, approved January 28, 18G4, te
Maj. den. Gee. G. Meade, Maj. Gen. O.
O. Heward, and te the officers and soldiers
of the Army of the Potomac, for the skill
and heroic valor which, at Gettysburg,
repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken
and dispirited, the veteran army of the
rebellion, the gratitude of the American
people and the thanks of their represen
tatives in Congress arc likewise due and
arc hereby tendered te Maj. Gen. Winfield
S. Hancock for his gallant, meritorious
and conspicuous share in that great and
decisive victory.
Passed by the Heme, April 10, 18G0 ; passed
hi the Senate, April 18, 1800 ; s'nned ly
the President, AjmlM, ISGfl.
"The troops under
repulsed the enemy"!
my com maud have
attack, and have
gained a great victory. The enemy arc
new living in all directions.
" W. S. Hancock,
" Majer General."
'Say te Gen. Hancock that I regret ex
ceedingly that he is wounded, and that I
thank him for the country and for myself
for the gi eat service he has rendered to
day. Gee. G. Mkaih:,
"Mai. Gen. Commanding. '
Lincoln's Opinion of Haneek.
" Seme of (he elder 'jcnerah hate said te
me that he is rash, and I hate said te them
that 1 hare watched General HancecVa con
duct very carefully, and I hate found that
ichen he gees into action he achieve his pur
pose and comes out with a smaller list of cas
ualties than any of them. If hit life and
strength arc spared I beliete that General
Hancock is destined te be one of the most
distinguished men of the age."'
And te show hew much he thought of
him Mr. Lincoln declared that he always
opened his morning mail in fear and trem
bling lest he would hear that (Sen. Han
cock had been killed or wounded.
Mr. Themas HimiiEs, M. P., who has
been the guest of Professer Geldwiu Smith
in Terente, for several days, left yesterday
for New Yerk.
Mr. Jeiix H. Pauneij., brother of tie
famous Irish agitator, has a line peach or
chard in Alabama of 250 acres, containing
about 80,000 trees, from which a geed
yield is 100,000 boxes, weighing 1.500.0CO
Pni.EG Si'RAGUR died in Bosten yester
day, aged eighty-seven. In 1821 and 1823
he was in the Nineteenth Congress, "and
we'nt te the Senate in 1S29, serving until
1835. lie was afterwards judge of the
United States district court for Massachu
setts from I860 te 18G5.
The Crown Prince of Austria is te re
ceive en his marriage, from the aristocracy
of Vienna, a present of a magnificent al
bum, each leaf of which will contain J
drawings and water-color copies of the
most celebrated and best-known paint
ings. Colonel Henry McCeumick, the Hanis
hurg iron manufacturer, who owns several
mills and employs mere than a thousand
men, has posted notices iu all his estab
lishments warning the bosses and ethers in
authority "net te use their influence upon
employees cither way in the mat ter of
politics, en penalty of discharge."' Mr.
McC. is a Democrat but docs net carry
politics into "business."
The German Crown Prince has been the ;
most popular of all the visitors at the Pas
sion Play iu Obcrammergua. He stayed
out the entire play, and afterward told the
burgomaster that he should never forget
the performance, for the impression made
upon him was greater than he could ex.
press. It is already a tradition among the
Obcrammergua peasantry that tears steed
in the eyes of " Uxser Fritz " when he
said these words and grasped the burgo
master's hand.
a. testimonial te Mrs. haves nas been
arranged in recognition of her services te
flie tniiinni"inrn nince in lvuiicliinrr infnv!.
.iv iwnijbiuuvi. vhu.jv vauieitui iiiiai-
eating liquors from the White Heuse
table. Commissioners for the collection
of subscriptions have been appointed in
the different states, and it is proposed te
place a full-length portrait of Mrs. Hayes
in the White Heuse, and te establish a
fund, known as the Hayes fund, for the
circulation of total abstinence literature.
GeneralGtitAST proceeded te the state
house in Bosten, yesterday morning, and
was recived by Governer Leng and the
executive council. After the reception the
general and party visited the Quincy mar
ket and the Merchants' association rooms,
the crowds along the streets cheering as
he passed. At Mechanics' hall a collation
was served and a reception held. He here
made one of the longest speeches of his
life, devoted chiefly te our Mexican rela
Founder's Day is celebrated at the Le
high university, Bethlehem, te-day.
Senater Bayard delivers an address in
Packer hall. A life-size portrait of Judge
Packer will be unveiled. This afternoon
the annual sports of the University
Atidctic association take place iu the
Athletic grounds, and in the evening theie
will be a fine display of fireworks in the
University park. Senater and Mr. Cam Cam
eeon will be present, and, with Senater
Bayard, will he the guests of R. A. Lam Lam
berten, president of the university. Judge
Packer expended a million of dollars in
founding the university and by his will
gavcauethcr million and a half te endow
it, and yet another half a million te round
and endow its library.
There is a paragraph going the rounds
te the effect that the famous Mrs. Gkundy
whose word in the law of fashion, and the
mere terror of whose reproof is a social
corrective, was the wife of a noted politi
cian of forty and fifty ycais age, Felix
Grundy, of Tennessee, President Van Bu
ren's attorney general. She is said te
have ruled Washington society with a red
of iron, and her social authority te have
been se supreme that "Mrs. Grundy
says" was conclusive in all social debate.
Mrs. Felix Grundy may have been this
autocratic lady, but she is net the original
of the phrase, "What will Mrs. Grundy
say?" That personage, as any diction
ary of quotations will show, is found by
name in Morten's comedy of Speed the
Plough, which somewhat antedates the
wife of Mr. Van Burcn's attorney general.
Themas Morten was born in 17(54 and died
iu 18.18.
In Pert Jervis, N. Y., yesterday, fifty
ladies voted at the school election. A
ticket composed of ladies was defeated.
Other ticket.; were in the field, run en a
sectarian issue, the anti-Catholic ticket
being successful by a plurality of 1G7.
The Scotsman says that since "(Jidda's"'
novels were tabooed by the Edinburgh
Philosophical Institution some of the direc
tors have read the whole of these obnox
ious works, probably te qualify themselves
with arguments should the question be
again raised.
Tiieke is new only one theatre in the
country, the Bosten Museum, where the
old system of weekly changes of bill by a
stock company is maintained. All the
rest, except the few which run plays for
lone periods, arc (riven up te travcliug
parties. Actors never before earned their
pay se easily. With only half a dozen, or
fewer, parts te study for an entire season,
and no rehearsals attcr-.cacu new play is
fairly started, the labor is almost confined
te the time actually spent in the public
M. Gamurtta, in opening some two
years age a ftec library iu Paris, hinted at
a phase of the educational problem which
has net yet received much attention in
this country. If you educate people, he
said, you unavoidably develop in them
certain tastes, and it is the duty of society
te give them the means te gratify these
tastes, which, in themselves laudable
enough, have beceme doubly legitimate
through the means which society and the
state employ te force education upon pee
ple, sometimes instinctively unwilling te
share in its pretended benefits.
In the state of Georgia there are only
about 90, 000 colored children of school age,
and last year 80,000 were enrolled in the
schools, In 1873 there wcie but 10,755
colored children attending the public
schools. In 1874, a year after the Demo
crats had driven the Republican carpet
baggers from power, 53,309 colored men
paid taxes en 39G,G58 acres of laud ; last
year 85,522 colored men owned and paid
taxes en 541,119 acres rf land. The
colored people of Georgia would net be
willing te exchange places with the foreign
born but industrious and intelligent work werk
ingmen of Rhede Island.
The Bosten Pilet, noticing the recent
Irish Republican convention at Saratoga,
thus rebukes the animus that in
spired the Republican politicians te
devise that movement : " It probably did
net represent many Irish voters. Wc have
no wish te criticise its proceedings, but
wc think it was a mistake te ask Irishmen
te vote the Republican ticket
merely because the Republican party
has placed some Irishman in of
fice. There should be a better reason
than considerations of bread and butter
for supporting any party. One man, Irish
or otherwise, has just the same right te be
a Republican that auether has te be a
Democrat, but in cither case the man
should be led by his convictions of right,
net by the hope of getting a petty office.
The Republicans who pretend te believe
that Hancock's election will be followed
by a period of depression in business, which
is the latest Republican argument, have
net faith enough in their creed te bet en it.
A Cincinnati banker who made himself
conspicuous by prophesying that gevcin-
ment bends would go down te ninety per
cent, iu the event of a Democratic victory
was challenged by Hen. Theodere Cook te
back his statement, by agreeing te sell the
latter a million dollars worth of four pol
ecat, bends at par en the day after Han
cock' election, but declined. Anether
Republican, Solen B. Smith, secretary of
the Republican central committee of New
Yerk, backed out of a bet or $2,500
against $5,000 that Garfield would carry
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true, is net argument, but it has almost as
biie suiiu in xtevemucr. iiettni"-. it is
..1. :a.a1.n.nA
The house of Godfrey Leisolle, in Riche
lieu, Quebes was burned yesterday, and a
child perished in the flames.
The third issue of the Nihilist news
paper, The Will of the People, has made its
appearance in St. Petersburg.
Reports from Omaha state that a heavy
storm west of that point has prostrated
all the wires between Omaha and the
North Platte.
The cettcn mills of E. I. Dupent & Ce.,
near Wilmington, Del., were burned last
night. Less, $30,000. The mill were leased
by William Hunt.
Charles Deyo was accidentally shot dead
at Shawanguuk, N. Y., en Tuesday, by a
playfcllow'whe was carelessly handling a
Frank Hammer, assistant postmaster at
Allendale, Me., was arrested en Tuesday
night for rifling registered letters and steal
ing ordinary letters and packets.
The West Shere tunnel at West Point
caved in yesterday. Patrick Kerrigan fell
into the pit last evening and it is sup
posed is killed.
Anuie Helman, aged eighteen, of Lewer
Mill, fhs found drowned in Laurel Pend,
N. J. It is supposed she accidentally slip
ped oil' the feet bridge and was drowned.
In Segrim, Texas, Mr. Derrickson, an
old and respected citizen, committed sui
cide by hanging. Bad health is the sup
posed cause.
The number of lives lest by the sudden
flooding of the Fert Pit, at Stellarton, N.
S., was six, instead of ten, as at first re
ported. The victims were all married, and
leave families.
Wm. C. Patterson, his wife and daugh
ter-in-law, were thrown from a'carriage at
Seuth Newcastle, Me. Mr. Patterson died
last nigh1. The ethers are seriously in
jured. A strong force of Basutes attacked Mas
iru en Sunday night. The firing continued
throughout the day and night. The Ba Ba
sueos were ultimately repulsed. The less
en the colonial side was trifling.
The steamer llhynland, from Antwerp
for New Yerk, which lest her propeller,
has been towed into Falmouth by the
Brit ish steamer Marcia, from Shields for
Havana. The Marcia lest everything mov
able from her deck.
Jehn Titus, a retired truckman, sixty
two years old, committed suicide in New
Yerk, by cutting his threat with a razor.
Titus wiis a Quaker, and well known en
the cast side of this city. Insanity result
ing from sickness, is the cause assigned
for the deed.
While a train en the Brooklyn, Flatbush
and Ceney Island railroad was returning
te Prospect Park from Brighten Beach, a
man named Jeseph Cotten, age 50, of
Seuth Greenfield, L. I., was run ever near
Gravcscnd station. He was walking en
the track when the engine struck him and
hurled him from the track, killing him al
most instantly, as his head was split open.
Afire at Stanten, the county scat of
Montcalm county, Michigan, has destroyed
$50,000 worth of property. The prin
cipal losers arc : Herald newspaper
ellicc, $8,000 ; insurance, $1,5000 ; C. D.
Allan,$7,000 ; insurance, $5,000 ; Webber
and Chepin, $2,500 ; W. II. Paine, $2,500 ;
J. W. S. Picrsen' hardware store, $18,000;
insured, $7,000; D. M. Gardner's store,
part of his stock, house, etc., $15,000 ; in
sured, $1,300. The lire is a severe blew
te the village.
While out hunting Ex-Sheriff William
son, of Liverpool, Perry ceunty,accidcntalIy
discharged his gun and the lead entered
his right knee. The leg was amputated.
R. J. C. Walker, of Williamsport, was
nominated for congressman yesterday en
the 221st ballet, by the Republican con
vention of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania
General Albright's will leaves legacies of
$500 cash te three relatives and the use of
the estate te his widow during her life, and
the reversion at her death te Dickinsen
collage te educate peer young men with
out regard te race or color. Shenld the
college make a color distinction the bequest
becomes null.
The old mill, known as the Gwin's mill,
at Helmcsburg, en the Pennypack creek,
at the feet of Mill street, which has been
in active operation since 1697, was burned
en Tuesday night. It was owned by Geerge
Pcnneck and leased by Donevan & Miller
as a grist mill. Thus Helmcsburg loses
one her most interesting landmarks, having
been the first building erected in that vi
cinity. Seme sixteen indictments had been
found against liquor dealers of Mercer
county mostly in Sharen, for selling te
mineis and 'men of intemperate habits.
Thrsj indictments were all quashed by
the court, because the names of the min min
ors and men of intemperate habits were
net set forth in the information en which
the defendants had been arrested.
The body of a man found near Vermil
ion, Dakelah, last Monday, liddlcd with
Indian bullets, is believed te be that of
GcerjiC Leslie, of Hartferd, Pennsylvania,
a small town sixteen miles cast of Carbon Carben
dale. Leaving home at the age of sixteen,
he went te sea, where he remaim-d several
years. In 1807 he returned te his family
at Hartferd. Six months later he went
West into Dakotah, and has since that,
time lived among the Indians.
Teny Dcnier's Feat.
Teny Denier, the well known clown and
manager, has been distinguishing himself
as a here. A few days age a fire occurred
in the hotel at Winona, Minnesota, where
lie and his company were. One et tiie
ladies of the company has a young baby.
She started out of her room in terror and
fell. Mr. Denier, who stepped from his
room into the hall, saw her and carried
her down stairs. She revived irem the
swoon en reachiug the outer air, and be
gan screaming for her child. Mr. Denier
turned back into the building, through
dense smoke, and explored his way te the
lady's room." He took the child and start
ed down stairs, but was driven back by
the flames. He ran te the window,
shouted te these below te "leek out,"
and turned a forward somersault from the
window ledge. Happily he landed en his
feet and escaped injury, his experience as
a clown proving valuable. She child was
given te its mother, and then the people
swarmed about Teny, several men lifting
him upon their shoulders, ami he was
borne te a saloon, where wine was liber
ally poured out in his honor. The com
pany lest netlimg, and modest leny
gained considerable.
llaltlmerc'i Celebration.
Yesterday was the third day of the Bal
timore celebration. In the morning a pub
lic meeting was held in the Church of the
Ascension, in Lafayette square, at which
addresses were made, followed by a thanks
giving service. In the afternoon there was
a parartc of the military organizations,
United States marshals, firemen, Grand
Army pests and custom house officials.
The "Star Spangled Banner" was carried
in the line. Te-day there will be a parade
of the benevolent, beneficial and religious
A CliaatlyTale of Arctic Starvation.
The revenue cutter Cerwin brings news
that at St. Lawrence island, in the Bchr-
ing Sea, out of 700 inhabitants 500 were
found dead of starvation. The traders had
introduced liquor among thejp, causing
them te neglect storing up the usual supply
of previsions. The officers of the Cerwin
believe thet the Jeannctte wintered en the
Siberian shore and is new west of the
North Cape.
The Kcturns.
Returns from 590 voting places in Indi
ana give a Democratic vote of 105,990 ;
Republican, 11G.881; National, 5.478.
The same places in 1S7G gave the Demo
crats 100,895 ; Republicans. 105,703 ; Na
tionals, C,0S9 ; net Republican gain G,018.
The Democratic majority for governor in
1870 was 5,139. The above is forty-eight
per cent, of the vote of the state. Perter
will have about 5,000 plurality and the
ether candidates run materially lower.
Schuyler Colfax is talked of for United
States senator te succeed McDonald.
There will be Jive Democratic congressmen
and may be six.
Special te the World.
Official returns from fifty-three counties
received at Democratic headquarters show
a net Democratic gaiu of 4,450. Unofficial
estimates iu the remaining counties add te
this 1,300 and make a total Democratic
gainef5,75G. There is still some confusion
as te the head of the ticket, owing te the
Republican method of substituting sup
reme judge, but the World correspondent
has carefully compiled all the returnsactu
ally received at the capital by both commit
tees, by the associated press, and in special
and private despatches, and these show a
net Democratic gain en secretary of state
ever Fester's majority of last year of 5,923.
The Republican claim of 20,000 or 25,000
majority is false, aud it was sent out with
a full knowledge of its falsity and te break
the force of the actual losses of the Re
publican party. The figures at the Re
publican headquarters show it te he false.
Despatches in the Western papers this
morning stating that leading Eastern Re
publicans and members of the Union
League had declared that presidential elec
tions were a standing menace te the busi
ness prosperity and stability of the coun
try have alarmed the Republican leaders
here, as the workingmen and ethers who,
from choice or compulsion of employers,
voted the Republican ticket yesterday in
terpret it as a declaration against the elec
tion franchise and elective government,
aud a stampede te the Democracy is threat
ened. Such a movement would wrest it
from the Republicans, and yesterday's re
sults would be no index te the future.
Senators Thurman and Pendleton and all
the leading Democrats in the States hae
the fullest confidence iu the election of
Hancock and are fully impressed with the
belief that Hancock will carry, Indiana in
November, make a hopeful if net a win
ning contest in Ohie, carry New Yerk,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, aud two
if net three of the Pacific States, with
an equal chance in Wisconsin, Illinois,
Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
West Virginia.
Reports from West Virginia arc coming
in slowly. The indications are that the
Republicans have reduced the Democratic
majorities in a number of counties but the
Democratic majority will net fall much
below 8,000 if any. The Republicans de
pended upon a much larger Greenback
vote being cast than was thrown. It seem
ed that this party which claimed upwards
of 25,000 votes iu the state, did net poll
ever half that number. Thcy largely went
back te the two old parties. Sttirgis, the
Republican candidate,lcads his ticket con
siderably. The constitutional amendments
arc probably cairicd.
intimidation et Veter.
X w erlcMm.
Wc receive many letters asserting that
the employees of prominent manufacturers
and capitalists aie threatened with dis
charge unless they vote for the Republi
can candidate. A dozen cases, aside from
these of the Rutland marble quarries, are
cited iu Vermont. In Maine a score or
mere arc reported, and similar cases arc
cropping out in Connecticut, New Yerk
and New Jersey. The United States
statutes pretccs voters in the exercise of
their rights of suffrage, thus :
" Sec. 5,50(. Every person who, bv any
unlawful means, hinders, delays, prevents,
or obstructs, or combines and confederates
with ethers te hinder, delay, prevent, or
obstruct any citizen from doing any act
required te' be done te qualify him te vote
or from voting at any election in auy state,
territory, district, county, city, parish,
township, school district, municipality, or
ether tcrritoriel subdivision, shall be lined
net less than $500, or he imprisoned net
less than one month nor inure than one
year, or be punished by both such fine aud
"Sec. 5,507. Every person who pre
vents, hinders, controls or intimidates an
other from exercising or iu exercising the
right of suffrage, te whom the right is
guaranteed by the fifteenth amendment te
the constitution of the United States, by
means of bribery or threats depriving such
person of employment or occupation, or of
ejecting such person from a rented house,
lands, or ether property, or by threats of
refusing te renew leases or contracts for
labor, or by threats of violence te himself
or family, shall be punished as provided in
the preceding section."
Tiic law is explicit. Employees cannot
be intimidated without a violation of its
previsions. In Syracuse the Democrats
have appointed a committee te bring all
offenders before the United Staics courts.
The streets arc te be posted with large
handbills giving the previsions of the law
aud offering liberal rewards for testimony
that will convict its violators, and that
will give redress te these thrown out of
employment for adherence te their political
convictions. The example should be fol
lowed by Democratic committees in the
manufacturing towns of New England,
the Middle states, the West aud Ncvad.t.
ThcMlnsIim Interests of the Church.
The Houscef Bishops and Heuse of Dep
uties of the Protestant Episcopal general
convention met in jeirt session as a beard
of missions in the chinch of the Hely Trin
ity this morning, IJishtqi Lcc, of Delaware,
Bishop Stevens, of Pennsylvania, read
the annual reports of the missionary bish
eps of Shanghai.
Bishop Lcc, in the absence of Bishop
Rilej', of Mexico (new en his way te the
convention), gave an encouraging report
of the progress of the work of the church
in that country. Statistics of the work in
Mexico embrace the following :
One bishop, two bishops-elect, two ether
presbyters, 51 organized congregations,
"5,500 regular members, 7,000 attendants
in all, two theological seminaries 15 theo
logical students, one orphanage for girls,
ten schools, 400 scholars, 200 Sunday
scholars, 17 lay missionaries, 7 teachers, 3
professors in seminary, 17 ether teachers
and workers. In the diocese of the Val
ley of Mexico there are twenty congrega
tions. The following resolution was placed en
the calendar :
Resolved, That in the judgment of this
general convention, sitting as a beard of
missions of the Protestant Episcopal
church, the time has come te endow the
episcopate of each missionary jurisdiction
with an endowment fund at least of twenty-five
thousand dollars, and that the
privilege and duty of creating such en
dowments be earnestly commended te the
consideration of members of the church
whom Ged has entrusted with wealth,
that they may aid in the forming et" great
diecejses of the church and connect their
names with lasting memorials te His glory
and the advancement of His kingdom.
A Millionaire rbllantbeplst.
Mr. Corcoran's residence in Washington
is net only the finest in that city, hut
would be accounted palatial in auy city in
Europe. One of its principal apartments
(perhaps its most striking) is the library
a larg?, square room that seems cut out
of oak, Gethio iu style, and elaborately
carved. The mantel, mirror frame, and
book-cases are fine specimens of carved
work richly inlaid with malachite. The
books, about four thousand volumes, arc
very valuable. Above the deer which leads
te the dining-room' haugs a portrait
of Geerge Pcabedy by a distinguish
ed artist, te which Mr. Corcoran is greatly
attached. The relations of these great
philanthropists were of the most intimate
character for sixty-five years, and Mr. Cor
coran has hundreds of letters from his old
friend. Indeed, the letters in Mr. Corcor
an's library are of the greatest interest.
There may be seen friendly letters from
many of the great characters of Europe
and America. There are several from
Humboldt of a highly interesting
character, while there are many
from Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Ames
Kendall; Father Richie, Fillmore, Tyler,
Buchanan, and nearly all the prominent
men in a former period before the war.
He was consulted by both parties in Con
gress in regard te financial questions, and
Mr. Webster seemed te have great respect
for his opinions. Among his letters are
many from business men of a rather re
markable character. After Mr. Corcoran
was well started in business in Georgetown
he failed, with heavy liabilities. The failure
was net due te any lack of business sa
gacity or feresignt en his part (being due
wholly te ether suspensions), but he was
forced te compromise with his creditors,
paying them fifty cents en the dollar.
Many years afterward he paid the entire
indebtedness, with interest, the interest in
some cases nearly equalling the principal.
Tlie Featliercs en a Silver Dellar.
E. Masen, Jr., a numismatist of Phila
delphia, gives the Public Ledger the follow
ing in relation te the eight-feathered Bland
dellar: The statement going the rounds of
the public press that the "L. S. Bland dol
lar of 1878, with eight feathers in the tail
of the eagle, is valuable,"' needs a little
correction. Of this variety of dollar many
thousands were coined, until a new die,
with seven feathers, appeared, and has con
tinued in i:Si te the present time. The
Poe1878 Bland dollar, with eight feathers
is worth $2 te $3. The ordinary issues
for circulation are net worth a premium
lerWliatit I Werth.
Clearfield Republican.
The supreme court of the state settled
the case, and in our judgment, after read
ing the opinion of the court, it has inti
mated, or words te that effect, that Judge
Patterson had better resign. If he dots
net sec it in that light, it is no fault of the
court el last resort.
A "Sign Beard "te Success.
Philadelphia Timea.
The Republicans recovered from a mere
unexpected and apparently crushing disas
ter a month age in Mamc, and it is new
for the Democrats te prove their recuper
ative powers uudcr severe adversity.
A Itciiiinisceuce of Kcv. Or. Muhlenberg'
The life and work of the Rev. Dr. 3Iuh
Icnberg is filled with the most charming
reminiscences like this, for example,
from one of the closing chapters: "In
February, 1S7G, he accepted an iuvitatien
te a rather remarkable lunch party. The
Rev. Dr. Adams, of the Presbyterian
church, invited him, with a few ether oc
togenarian friends, "te meet a venerable
gentleman, who, bright and well in his
ninetieth year, was then expected en a
visit. Among these present, were the poet
Bryant, Mr. Peter Cooper, Mr. James
Brown, the Rev. Dr. Calhoun, of Syria,
and ethers. As Dr. Muhlenberg exchanged
greetings with Mr. Bryant, he playfully
quoted, with mock ruefulness, two lines
from the poet's 'Death of the Flowers :' "
The melancholy day have come the aIik-t
of the year,
Ot wailing winds, and naked weed, and mea
dows brown and sere.''
Mr. Bryant laughed, enjoying the appli
cation. " Coming te the table,' wrote
Dr. Adams, iu his mention of the occa
sion, " I requested Dr. Muhlenberg te ask
a eiessmg, and rasing irem ins pocket a
. slip of paper, which at this moment lies
before me iu his own hand writing, he read
these lines :
I '-Sele.; ii thanks be our grace, ler tl'C year
. that are past,
With their hlcssinzs untold ; and though tliU
I be our last.
Yet, joyful our trait that through Chri-st 'twill
I be trlven.
Ami here meet asaln, at His table In heaven."
'Amen, amen,' was the hearty response
from that bright, beautiful aud cheerful
group. Dr. Muhlenberg and Dr. Adams
loved each ether. 'Mere than once,' said
the latter, ' I have said te my family, when
returning from some interview with him,
in which he had honored me with a kiss,
that I felt as if the Apostle Jehn had em
braced me, and repeated in my car some
words which had been whispered te him by
the Master en whose besom he had leaned
at the supper.'"
The Itcbcl Flag Kuiuer.
At a meeting of the Democratic club at
Oxford, en Saturday last, the undersigned
were appointed a committee te make in
quiry iu regard te the article published in
the west Chester papers, stating that a
rebel iiag or flags have been publicly dis
played at the residence of Mr. Dewsen en
the afternoon and evening of the Demo
cratic meeting en Wednesday last. We
have carefully investigated the charge and
.find it utterly untrue and entirely without
foundation. Wc have interviewed intelli
gent and unprejudiced Republicans who
hcariug the report repaired that afternoon
and evening te Mr. Dewsen's premises and
carefully examined his flag decorations lc lc
ferc and at the time the precession was
passing and they unhesitatingly assure us
that no disloyal emblem or rebel flag or
flags were displayed en his property.
As an evidence of Mr. Dewsen's loyalty
for many years passed he has in bis poscs pescs poscs
sien an honorable discharge from service
in the United States navy from December
27th, 18CG, te February 5th, 1870.
'1HO.VAS &LOAX, If, ...
Jes. R. Stuickland, $ Committee.
The State Beard or Agriculture.
The state beard of agriculture met in the
Academy of Music, Reading.ycsterday and
will continue iu session until Friday. The
members were welcomed by Mayer Tyson,
whose address was responded te by the
president of the beard. Dr. Jehn P. Edge,
of Chester county.
Governer Heyt and ethers of the execu
tive committee were expected but did net
arrive. Cyrus T. Fex, of Reading, read
an essay en " Success in Agriculture," in
which he showed the benefits te be ob
tained from farming when an interest is
taken in the matter by these engaged in
this pursuit. The subject was discussed
in all its bearings by the different members
Sale of .Real Eitate.
Henry Shubert, auctioneer aud real es
tate agent, sold at public sale, October
13th, at the Leepard hotel, the property
belonging te the estate of Jeanna Barry,
deceased, situated en the north side of
East King street, between Shippen and
Plum streets, Ne. 813, te William S. Shirk
for $4,000.
Proceedings or tfae State CoaTeatlen.
Wednesday ofterneon. A musical service
conducted by Prof. W. G. Fisher, of Phil
adelphia, was the opening part of the pro pre
gramme. " Bringing iu the sheaves " and
"Hew can I live without Jesus," were
sang by the congregation after which Mr.
S. B- Herr, of the Y. M. C. A. sang a
An address en "One hundred years of
Sunday school work " by E. Payseu Por Per
tcr,esq., of Philadelphia, followed. It was
an able presentation of the Sunday school
cause which he claimed was as old as his
tory, and quoted many passages from the
Mosaic writings, from the prophets, the
Psalms, the gospels and the apocalypse te
sustain his position. He spoke flatteringly
of the old school at Ephrata, this
county, established about 1740, as being
the pioneer Sunday school of America
and of modern times ; and then referred
te the "ragged school," established iu
Gloucester, England, by Rebert Raikcs
one hundred years age. ne admitted that
Raikes was net by any means the first who
had established Sunday-schools, but he
was the first who had systcmatised and
regularly organized them, and was there
fore entitled te the same honor as is Merse
for the invention of the electric telegraph ;
for though ether telegraphs had been in
vented long before the time of Merse.
some of them beingvery ingenious. Merse
was the first te utilize the telegraph and
bring it into general use. Mr. Perter pre
sented a very interesting roview of the es
tablishment and history of Sunday-schools
from the time of Raikcs te the present day,
showing that from his small begin
nings in the "ragged schools" wherein
were a few paid teachers, there has grown
a great army of volunteer teachers, and a
Sunday school scholarship of ever 12,000,
000, of which number mere than one-half
is accredited te the United States. Te
properly control these immense masses,
organization and systcmizatien are neces
sary. The field must be surveyed te as
certain what is necessary te be done, where
the work is most needed, and what are
the best methods of doing it. Knowledge
as te these, facts may be best ascertained
by conventions like the one new being held,
where an interchange of sentiment and
opinion may be had. As important fac
tors in the geed work he regarded the use
of the Bible in the Sunday schools as of
prime importance. Readings from the
scriptures by the most accomplished elo
cutionists should be given in the schools
and conventions, and responsive reading
of scripture lessens was also recommended.
In the Sunday schools of te-day we sec net
only the little children, but adults, men
and women, aud the religious wants of
these should be supplied. The orator
stated, as an encouraging fact, that within
the past eight years 121,000 Sunday school
scholars had become members of the
Christian church.
Hymn "The old, old story."
3Ir. James McCormick, of Harrisburg,
was next introduced and delivered an ad
dress en the question "Hew can we retain
the young men and women in the Sunday
school ?" Re answered that you must let
them knew that you wanted them there ;
must work te retain them, and by your
work make them desire te remain. Be
genial, winning, patient and persevering,
and they will ndt only be induced te stay
in the Sunday school, but will dci-ire te
stay. If there be yeuug men who de net
attend the school a si; them te attend, net
once only but repeatedly, and get ethers te
ask them. Werk for what you want and
urge ethers te help you. In this way the
speaker had gathered around him a class
of about 200 young people, who took a
great interest in the school, and who he
thought had been greatly benefited by it.
Mr. Hare, of Philadelphia, being called
upon for his views stated that he had a
large class of young mei and women who
had been gathered into the school by much
the same means recommended by Mr. Mc
Cormick, and he found no difficulty in re
taining them. Only let them knew that
you want them and work te keep them,
make the school instructive aud attractive
and there will be no difficulty. Where
there is a will there is a way. If the pupils
leave the school there must be some fault
with the teacher. Great learning is net
necessary te retain them ; impart te them
some of the practical truths of the Bible,
that they may carry them out of the
schools and take them with them te cheer
and encourage them in their daily labors
and struggles with the outside world.
Rev. R. Crittenden suggested that in
some sparsely populated districts there
might net be " found teachers qualified te
take charge of such schools, aud j;ivc in
struction te young men aud women, aud
he wanted te knew what was necessary in
such cases.
Mr. McCormick answered that there i
in all communities some one who loves
Christ and who knows that Christ loves
him, and who wants ethers also te love
and be beloved of Him. Such a person,
even if net learned, can de much geed, if
he properly supplies the gifts he has.
President Whitney said there were three
things wanted tomake such schools suc
cessful. The teacher should have learn
ing, piety and common sense.
The question was further discussed by
Rev. I. II. Terrence, Mr Woodstock and
ethers, after which Mr Stark, of Carlisle, "
delivered a brief address en blackboard
deliniatien, showing hew pupils might be
interested by a fexr very simple drawings.
His illustrations consisted of a drawing of
Jacob's Ladder, and a skeleton lessen (te
be filled up by the class) of the hymn
"Nearer my Ged te Thee." On the walls
of the church were hung a number of finely
drawn blackboard illustrations of scripture
lessens. The convention, after singing the
doxology, was dismissed with a lienedic lienedic
tien by Dr. Terrence.
Wednesday Keening. Convention met at
7 o'clock. "Jesus, Lever of my soul,"
"The story of Jesu?, " "Sewing Eceds or
gladness " were sung by the convention.
Rev. Dr. Shumaker read the 37th psalm
and offered a prayer.
Rev. Dr. Dubbs, of Franklin and Mar
shall college, delivered an address en the
" Altars of childhood." He opened by a
historical narrative of the altar of Carmcl
descratcd by Ahab and Jezebel, and af
terwards repaired and restored by the
prophet of the Lord, a story of peculiar in
terest te Christians. He would, however,
confine himself te the altars of childhood :
he would for the time lcverse the usual
order of teacher aud see whether wc can
not learn something from the children ;
for the Lord has said, " Except ye be con
verted and be as little children ye cannot
be saved." The orator read a German
translation of a manuscript- Dr. Ncac
dcr, after which he spoke of the several
altars of childhood, the first being "the
altar of faith." Without faith religion is
impossible ; it is the . alphabet, the very
foundation of all religion ; ,and yet hew
few there arc who have the true idea of
faith. This is because wc de net worship
at the altar of childhood,. The child has
infinite faith, believes implicitly you will
provide for him. Se in the Sunday-school
he believes all you tell him ; believes the
Lord is near te him and protects him. The
Christian, if he will, may believe as im
plicitly as the child ; the former believes
withent intelligence ; the latter with in
telligence. Anether altar of childhood is " Leve."
There are two kinds of love that lift us up,
and bring us nearer te Ged ; and two ethers
that draw us down. The leve of Ged and
the neighbor lift us up, while the love of
self and the world pull us down.
Anether altar is that of "Humility,"
whosoever becomes as a little child, says
the Lord shall be greatest among you.
Ic is only after Pride and Hate have pulled
down the altar of Humility that our old
faith slips away, and we become worldly.
The hymn "Awake, my soul iu joyful