Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, October 15, 1880, Image 2

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fcancastet intelbgencec.
Tke Lest Oatptst.
We have te-day the inspiriting ad
dresses of the Democratic committees,
with geed advice which the members of
the party will fellow.' There can hardly
be a Democrat, of a respectable degree
of sand in his gizzard, whose depression
ever the unexpected result in Indiana
will last the week out. It must be tee
plain te his common sense that the
causes which produced that result will
net be effective in November. Indiana
was but an outpost which the en
emy has captured -by superior appliances
and concentration of effort. It was an
attack which our forces were net massed
sufficiently te meet. The defeat was
net a rout. The majority was small,
being new but six thousand with a half
dozen strong Democratic counties te
hear from. The battle in Ohie had a
similar inconclusive result, the Demo
cratic gains exceeding these of the Re
publicans, who have wen by a" reduced
majority. Disappointment is natural
that we failed of success in this initial
fight, but no Democrat of courage
and sense, we say again, can
see in it our final defeat. Hew
would it be in an army if the less
of an early fight in a campaign should
be felt te presage its disastrous close ?
The contests of armies are a series cf
successes and defeats, and it seldom hap
pens that victory perches steadily en one
side. Ner does demoralization of all the
forces fellow a disaster te an outlying
detachment. If the Democratic army is
of such peer spirit and peer discipline as
te be subdued by the small and incon
sequential contest in Indiana, it is be
neath contempt and worthy of the de
feat which it invites. We knew it te be
made of different stuff, and that the de
pression of its voters is but temporary.
What you hear them say new is net that
they are weakened, but that they fear the
effect upon these who always wait te see
hew the cat is jumping before they jump
That class is tee small te control the
coming elections, if it exists. We have
net heard of anyone whose opinions have
been changed by the brightening of the
Republican prospects. What we Demo
crats need te de is te take care of our
selves, te keep our heads level and our
courage te thesticking point,and the bat
tle will take care of itself. Ne one who
knows the Democratic record cau doubt
that its activity will suffer no dimini dimini
tien. A party that has been fighting for
twenty years against the fieshpets of
power is net one te be scared by the
latest evidence given it of the efficiency
of money in an election. It is a fearful
use te make of it and a dreadful instru
ment with which te seek te control the
ballet. The capitalists who have con
tributed it have done it in wilful blind
ness te its iniquity and danger. When
the people come te realize that the battle
is between them and money what then ?
Let the history of i evolutions tell.
falsehood of the affidavits he prepared,
and of the case he made up, he was in
famous beyond the infamy of a simple
perjurer. And who can acquit him of
this guilty knowledge in view of the no
torious facts and his brightjntelligence?
Politics and Basiness.
The Mw Jra,which reproached us for
having no Republicans in our employ in
the Intelligencer office, seems like
wise te held it as a reproach te one of the
proprietors of the Intelligencer that
the majority of the employees of the
Penn rolling mill company, of which he
is chairman, are Republicans.
This seems scarcely consistent.
But if the JVcic Era will try te com
prehend that we believe in the utmost
tolerance of political opinion,and its free
expression by every voter, without in
timidatien in any degree by these who
may employ him, it will understand that
the skill and efficiency of the workman
are the sole conditions of his employment
in any business which we or either of us
There are both Democrats and Repub
licans among the officers of the Penn
iron company, and when we mentioned
the chairman the ether day as a Demo
crat we made no intimation that he
sought te control the employees te his
own way of thinking. That hesedueusly
avoids. The resolve of the man
agement is te exclude politics from
the mill. Employees may meet out
side of it in any way they cheese ; in
side they are workmen, and ever their
political views these in authority, by
mutual agreement, de net seek te exer
cise any influence or control.
Garfield's Perjury.
An esteemed Republican friend com
plains te us that we have charged that
the Republican presidential candidate is
a perjurer, and seemed really surprised
that we should defend the charge as true.
He evidently had net acquainted himself
with the evidence in the case, but took
the charge as a Democratic campaign
slander, and naturally thought that it
was an infamous one te appear in a re
spectable newspaper. And he was quite
right if the charge is false or even if its
truth is doubtful. We de net think that
any reader of the Intelligencer will
say that it is in the habit of making such
grave allegations lightly, and we should
be very much ashamed of ourselves if
any height of partisan feeling would in
duce us te charge upon the Republican
candidate se gross an offence as perjury if
there was the slightest room te doubt its
truth. Unfortunately there is net, and
for the benefit of these who have net yet
regarded the proof, we will briefly re
late it.
A chief witness against Mr. Garfield is
.Judge Ulack, who has been quoted by
Republican authority as declaring that
Garfield was innocent of any intentional
wrong-doing in takiug the Credit Mobi Mebi
lier stock from Oakes Ames. Judge
Black said this ; but has further said
that Garfield distinctly told him that he
received this stock from Ames, ignorant,
however, of its character. Judge Black
advised Garfield te make the same ad
mission te the congressional committee
of inquiry that he had made te him;
but when he was jilaewl nn
the stand, and had taken the
oath of a witness before that committee,
Garfield swore that he had never received
any stock from Ames, but that he had
borrowed 300 from him en one occasion.
Mr. Ames being subsequently put en the
stand swore that Garfield had received
the stock, and he exhibited the account
of it in his memorandum book, showing
a balance in Garfield's favor of $329,
which he had paid him. Garfield's per
jury is proven by this. testimony and his
admission te Judge Black; which ad
mission, it will be noted, he has never
denied, and it stands therefore unassail
ed upon the high credit of Judge Black's
Anether act of purjury was committed
by Garfield in taking $5,000 as an attor
ney's fee te secure the DeGelyer pave
ment contract; which pavement was
paid for by an appropriation in a bill re
ported by him as chairman of the appre
priatiens committee in the Heuse. As a
representative he was an attorney of the
people,and it was in contravention of his
oath that he accents! m r fmn. ::
vidual citizens te secure money for them
from the government.
And did net Garfield commit perjury
again when he went te Louisiana, while
a congressman, and there in a room in
the custom house prepared the false
affidavits which served as an excuse te
the returning beard te threw out the
vote of certain parishes for the Tilden
electors; then, returning te Washington,
he took a place as one of the electoral
commission sworn te decide this case.that
he had already net only prejudged but
Rev. J as. A. Schultz, the insane Re
formed clergymau of Reading, lias been
taken te tbcNorristewii asylum.
The divorced wife of the Rev. Newman
Hall, was married at the registrar's office,
Great Yarmouth, in the month el August,
te Richardson, the groom whose name was
prominently mentioned in Dr. Hall's suit
for divorce.
Mr. Andrew D. White, United States
minister te Germany, is writing a " Life
of Themas Jeffersen," te form one of a
series of biographies of the founders of the
American Republic te be published during
the coming winter. Professer Geldwix
Smith is te write a " Life of Geerge Wash
ington" for the same series.
Jehn Gokertii, Esq., a well-known mem
ber of the Philadelphia bar.dicd at his resi
dent, 1921 Chestnut strcet,yesterday. after a
long and painful illness. Deceased was born
at Beusalcm, Bucks county, and studied
law in the office of Peter McCall, esq. He
held but one political office, that of assist
ant attorney general or the United States,
at Washington, for a period of three years,
1873, 1874 and 1875, under the administra
tion of President Grant.
AtLiuceln, while Jehn T. Raymond
was presenting the trial scene in Colonel
Sellers, two dogs began te fight in the cen
tre isle. AH attention was instantly di
verted from the stage te the fight. " I
meve wc suspeud proceedings in this
court," said Raymond, "and I'll bet a dol
lar en the white deg." "I'll take you,"
crieu a man in the audience. The white
deg wen, the dollar was passed across the
footlights te the star, and the acting of the
play was resumed.
Mr. Archiuald Founts, the famous
war correspondent, made a very favorable
impression upon the audience which as
sembled te hear him lecture in New Yerk.
Like most English lecturers, he spoke
very rapidly and generally in se low atone
that he could riot be easily heard by theso
at a distance from the platform ; never
theless, he was attentively listened te and
frequently applauded. Many passages
were eloquent, though delivered in a
spiritless manner, and ethers were se hu
morous as te provoke much laughter.
Pretty little Jeanne Samarv, the merry
girl comedienne of the Cemcdic Francaise
(who is a Parisian Letta), was announced
the ether day as being en the verge of
matrimony. . In fact, the banns were pub
lished, the trousseau was purchased, the
wedding cake was ordered, when, at the
eleventh hour, the papa of the bridegroom
steps in and interposes his veto te the mar
riage. Hence a sudden stoppage te all
proceedings and a total inability en the
pare ei the pretty financee te
L'Etincellc the ether evening
Charles E. Smith, editor of the Press,
has been arrested upon a charge of libel
for publishing a dispatch from West Ches
ter in last Saturday's issue of that paper
te the effect that en the occasion of the
Democratic parade at Oxford, Chester
county, en Wednesday night of last week,
a man named Dewsen, employed by the
uainmere central railroad company,
raised a rebel flag, made by himself; that
Dewsen is an cx-rebel, and served in
a Mississippi regiment, and that there was
great indignation at his action.
Aa Address te tke Democratic aad Coaser Ceaser
Ttire Voters at the Ceaatry.
At a meeting of the Democratic national
committee te-day the following address
was adopted :
Te the Democratic and Conservative Voters
eftiie Ceuntry: The election of president
and vice president is new before you.
State and local dissensions are eliminated
from the issues of the day. The magnitude
of a victory or a defeat can only be esti
mated by the forces and means employed in
securing it. By fraud and corruption the
people of the country were defeated in their
purpose in 1876 and the rightfully elected
president was kept from office.. With the
combined capital of the Republican party,
aided by repeated assessments upon an
army of office-holders, with the power
of the federal government represented
by the United States marshals at the
polls, with intimidation, fraud and a re
sort te every corrupt appliance known te
Republican methods concentrated in the
two states, our adversaries have succeeded
in procuring the probable return of their
local candidates. Can it be possible that
in every state throughout this bread land
the same methods can he brought te bear
that were used by the Republican mana
gers in Indiana and Ohie? Can the great
states of New Yerk, New Jersey, Connec
ticut, California, Colerado, Nevada and
New Hampshire be bought, intimidated
and defrauded? Even without the vote of
Indiana, which I believe will be redeemed
in November, with New Yerk and New
Jersey, and these states are conceded te us,
including Maine, the election of our can
didate is assured. The Republican party
have put in nomination for president and
vice president, two men who by the ad
mission of their own party and pi ess aic
unworthy of your confidence and suffrages.
It is impossible that fifty millions of intel
ligent and patriotic people will consent te
place themselves upon the humiliating
level thus prepared for them by the Re
publican managers.
Fellow citizens, the first day's repulse
at Gettysburg ended en the third, with
Hancock in the front, in a glorious victory.
That victory secured us our Union. The
question is net new the preservation of the
Union, but of constitutional government.
Hancock is then, in the front. The
repulse is new, as then, the omen of a vic
tory which is te secure te coming gen
erations the inestimable blessings of civil
By order of the Democratic national
committee. William II. Barn cm,
New Yerk, October 11.
An Address from the State Committee.
Headquarters op the State Demo
cratic Committee, Philadelphia, Octo Octe
ber 14, 1880 Te the Democracy of Penn
sylvania : Indiana votes Republican by a
small majority. Ohie holds her position
as a Republican btate. The latter was ex
pected ; the former is a disaster te our
cause as Maine was te that of our oppo
nents. The success in Indiana is the re
suit of means alike discreditable te these
employing them and destructive of honest
elections. The corrupt use of enormous
sums of money and of organized fraud
protected by federal power, against a
weak candidate for governor, has given
Indiana temporarily te our fee. But In
diana will be redeemed, for Hancock is
stronger than the local candidate every
where. Out of this nettle, danger, we
will pluck the flower, safety. We aic
done with side issues aud weak candidates,
for November gives a broader field, and
Hancock is at the front. Arouse the peo
ple everywhere ; push the column boldly ;
give new force and increased vigor te the
newspaper and speaking canvass in ev
ery locality; embolden the timid; en
courage the hesitating ; preach and teach
the truth with renewed energy ; redouble
your efforts among the masses:
make them feel that this battln
is for their rights, and is against the power
of money, organized fraud, and a strong
government. Appeal te their personal in
dependence against the domination of em
ployers ; te personal right against corpor
ate power; te state pride and love of coun
try against centralized government aud
federal corruption ; te the rule of the peo
ple against an army of office-holders. We
ugut ier me state, ier eiccteis, congress
men and the Legislature. Let it be with
the earnest force of men who are deter
mined te coerce victory and wc can carry
Pennsylvania for our gallant son. He saved
the state and the republic at Gettysburg.
Let us rally with united force and desper
ate energy te repay te him the debt of grat
itude the people ewe him and te restore te
the whole country unity, prosperity and
A. II. Dill, Chairman.
appear in
"Let us enceuracre tlm li.nmAm,,j
generous rivalry among our own industries
which will revive our languishing mer
chant marine, extend our commerce with
foreign nations, assist our merchants,
manufacturers and producers te develop
our vast natural resources aud increase the
prosperity and happiness of our people."
Gen. Hancock's Letter of Acceptance.
"A sedulous and scrupulous care of the
public credit, together with a wise and
economical management of our govern
mental expenditures, should be maintained,
in order that labor may be lightly bur
dened and that all persons may be pro
tected in their rights te the fruits of then-
own industry. The time has ceme te en
joy the substantial benefits of reconcilia
tion. As one people we have common in
terests." Gen. Hancock's Letter of Acceptance.
Sin Fitzrev Kelly, the late chief
baron, enjoyed for fifteen years au average
professional inceme of 33,000 ($125,000)
M 1 X. J .. -. .
win idiubb income ever reanzea Dy an
English lawyer except Lord Shclberne,
who as Sir Reundell Palmer, before his
elevation te the woolsack,realized for some
years $150,000 a year. The largest income
made by a physician in England was by
fill. ItAniqmiii T'rax3.A !... ! .
..... iu,..u.u muure, mm ixjauzea in one
Iteinx About Actera ami lliclr
Sara Bernhardt sails from Havre for this
country te morrow.
The McGibeny family are drawing packed
houses through the East.
The San Francisce minstrels will seen
play "The Cannibals of Barren Island."
Mishler will bring Havcrly's colored
minstrels te this city later in the year.
A new variety theatre will be opened en
Arch street, Philadelphia, shortly.
W. W. Celes's circus leaves San Fran Fran
cisce en Oct. 23, for Australia.
Gregery and Cransel's pantomime
neupc, wnu uoergc uregery as clown,
take the jead November 8.
Miss Lillie D'Alvc, of the D'Alvc Sis
ters, who have played here often, is lyhi"
seriously ill at her home in Philadelphia. "
Helen Petter's Pleiades this season con
sists of Miss Petter and the Eichberg quar
tette of violinists.
Milten Nobles has made mere money
out of "Phoenix" this season than ever
Nat Salsbury and his ''Troubadours"
have made a great hit in Londen. He
will probably be here the coming season.
Teny Denier's troupe appears te im
mense houses every night aud the show
is said te be the best Mr. Denier has ever
Gus Phillips ("Oeftv Goeft" , will sh.-irf.
out with a treup in November. He will
appear in a new piece by A Bcnrime, in
which the here is a Dutchman.
Henry S. Seymour, who ran away from
Bradford last seasen, where he had charge
ofavariety theatre, leaving plenty of un
paid bills behind him, is new running a
theatre in Dallas, Texas.
bteele Mackavc. of the Madisen Kmmin
(N. Y.) theatre, was playing Dunstan
Eirke in the play of "Hazel Kirkc" dur
ing a short tour of one of his companies,
which closed their season in Reading en
Saturday night. He is new back at the
Last night's entertainmcut was the last
that will be given in the opera house for a
week after the November election. Owing
te the great excitement of the campaign a
number of companies have cancelled. The
amusement season has been greatly hurt
by politics,and it is te be hoped that when
the season reopens business will be geed,
as se far this season Lancaster has made a
fearful showing.
Frem Mr..EDglish.
Te the Editor of tlie World :
Sir : In this contest we have encounter
ed the resources of the whole Republican
party of the United States and have suffer
ed a temporary defeat. In NevemW
shall encounter only the Republican party called Southern war claims in the sense used
What Iligb Uusluess Authorities Have te
Say About Them.
Fieni the Financial Column or the rhi'adel
pbia Ledger.
In reply te the inquiries, "What is the
aggregate amount of Southern war claims
paid since the war? Alse proportionate
amounts of same for which appropriations
were made by Congress when the Republi
cans and Democrats respectively were in
the majority? Alse what amount of such
claims are pending unsettled ?" the Jeur
nal of Commerce, based en information
obtained directly from the books of the
department of Washington, first premis
ing that " Southern war claims " is a very
indefinite term, but supposing the inquiry
refers te the se-called claims of loyal citi
zens for property used or destroyed by the
United States government during the tear
in states recegnised in rebellion, answers
By the act of March 3d, 1871, the Forty Ferty
lirst Congress (the Republicans in a large
majority in both branches) created what
has been known as the Southern Claims
Commission, consisting of three commis
sioners. This tribunal had jurisdiction evr
all citizens of the United States who during
the rebulien were "leval adherents te
the cause and the government of the
United States," and who had claims for
stores or supplies taken or furnished for
use of the army or navy of the United
States in states preclamed as in insurrec
tion aud claims for the use or less of vessels
or beats while employed in the service of
the government in such states. The tri
bunal was organized by the appointment
of tin cc pronounced Republican commis
sioners. The two most important rulings
of the commission were (1) that every
claimant should prove his loyalty affirma
tively, and (2) that the term "stores and
supplies" should embrace net only quarter
master and commissary supplies, but also
engineer, ordnance aud medical supplies,
including cotton used in hospitals, and the
materials of buildings and fences when tern
down and used for fuel. The Southern
claims commission expired en the 10th of
March, 1880. During the nine years of its
existence Congress appropriated in round
numbers $4,500,000 for the payment of
claims allowed by the commission.
Special private relief acts, making ap
propriations for the payment of claims for
the use or less of property of loyal citizens
in states in rebellion were passed by the
Thirty-ninth (18G5-'C7), Fortieth (1867
G9), Forty-first (18G9-'71), Forty-second
(1871-'73), and Forty-third (1873-'75) Con
gresses (all largely Republican), the ap
propriations aggregating ever $500,000.
One of these special acts appropriated
9,500 for the destruction of certain build
ings; another $50,000 for cotton; several
paid specified amounts for the rent of
buildings ; aud one bill made an appropri
ation for refitting the hall of a Masonic
ledge which had been damaged by the
military all in the insurrectionary states.
Bills of this sort arc new denounced as
" rebel claims." They are thus " heist by
their own petard."
It is a noteworthy fact that, since the
Democrats ebtaiued the control of the
Heuse of Representatives in 1875. net a
single dollar has been voted by Congress
for the payment of claims for the use or
destruction of property during the war in
the states in rebellion, except the appro
priations made te pay the awards of the
Republican Southern claims commission
created by a Republican Congress in 1871.
The awards of that commission, for which
Congress has provided since 1875, amount
ed te 61,900,000.
The act of July 4. providing that "all
claims of loyal citizens in states net in re
bellion for quartermaster stores actually
furnished te the array of the United States
and receipted for by the proper officers re
ceiving the same, or which may have been
taicen eysucu officers without giving such
receipt," may be presented te the quarter
master general, and that similar claims for
sustenance may be submitted te the com
missary general for settlement, was in
1800 extended te the loyal citizens of Ten
nessee. Previous te the fiscal year 1876
the awards made by the accounting officers
under the act of 1864 were paid by the
treasury without being submitted te Con
gress. But beginning with the year 187G
Congress directed that the claims passed
upon by the accounting officers should be
paid only by special and specific apprepri
atiens, emce mat time appropriations
amounting te about $400,000 have
been made te pay the claims of loyal citi
zens of Tennessee passed upon by the ac
counting officers of the treasury.
It thus appears that the total amount of
claims for the use or less of property in
the states in rebellion, paid by apprepria
tionsmadeby Congress, has been about
$5,500,000. All these appropriations were
made by or in pursuance of laws passed
Republican Congresses.
1 here are ether classes of claims which
have been created aud recognized by gen
eral legislation passed by Republican
Congresses in 1803. 1864 and 1872. The
act of March 13, 18G3, as amended by the
act of July 2, 1864, authorized the appoint
ment of agents by the secretary of the
treasury, te collect and forward te the
loyal states all personal property (except
ships, beats, arms and munitions of war)
captured by the United States forces in
insurrectionary states, and also te collect
and transfer as such property found aban
doned, either in fact or in law, by
the absence of the owner engaged
iu aiding the rebellion; the prep
city te be sold, and the proceeds,
less all expenses, te be paid into the
treasury. It was further provided that
the owners of such property might by pe
tition in the court of claims, te be filed
within two years of the end of the rebel
lion, receive the proceeds of such nrennrfcv
in the treasury upon satisfactory proof of
ownership, their right te the proceeds
thereof, and that they never had given aid
or comfort te the rebellion. The supreme
court decided that August 20, 186C, was
the date marking the end of the rebellion ;
hence the limitation te the filling of the
aoevc ciass ei claims was August 20, 1868.
Under the act of 1804, $28,818,038, the
proceeds of captured and abandoned prop
erty, were covered into the treasury. Of
that amount the court of claims has re
turned by award ever $11,000,000. Claims
te the amount of about $10,000,000 filed
before August 20, 1868, are still' pending.
Most of them, without doubt, will be disallowed.
The act of July 4, 1804, enlarged the
jurisdiction of the accounting afficcrs, and
included cases where the stores and subsist
ence iu question had been furnished te or
taken by the army without the stict legal
form as prescribed by the rules of the de
partments. The time within which these
claims could be filed expired January 1,
leau, the work et adjusting and allowing
which has been going en quietly for 16
years. Recent inquiry discloses the fact
that the quartermaster general and com
missary general allowed ever $4,700,000
unuer tiie act ei July 4, 1804, and have
disallowed about $25,000,000. There are
some 25, 000 of these claims yet te be di&;
posed of, the amount claimed aggregating
iuvui ?iv,vui,vw. jxu mis weris uas ecen
dene under a law passed by a Republican
Congress sixteen years ase. Most of the
claims of this class come from Missouri.
Kentucky, Ohie, Maryland, Tennessee, and
utH Virginia, ana cannot ee accurately
claims (or claims coming from states
which seceded) pending unsettled, it is
impossible te speak definitely. On this
point there is just new a great deal of
loose talk. The loyal claimants of the se
ceded states have had their ''day in
court." They were given nine years he
fore the Southern claims commission.
There weie presented te that tribunal
22,298 claims, the amount claimed l(of
course exaggerated) being $G0,000,000.
The commission disposed of 17,000 cases,
allowing $4,500,000, and disallowing about
$40,000,000. At the same time the com
mission expired (March 10, 1830) there
were pending 5,250 cases, claiming $15,
009,000. But no evidence had been filed
in these cases, and they were under the
law "forever barred."
Se far as the se-called "'rebel claims"
are concerned, it ought te understood that
Congress has never passed either a general
or a special act paying any person who was
disloyal during the war for the use or de
struction of property by the government
during the war, and no senator or repre
sentative from the North or the Seuth, Re
publican or Democrat, has ever proposed
in Congress, by bill or otherwise, te pay
disloyal person or classes of disloyal persons
for the less or use of property by the army
or the Geverment iu the seceded States
during the rebellion. A New Yerk journal
a few days age printed a list of seventy
Democratic senators and representatives
each of whom, it was asserted, had intro
duced seme measure te "facilitate the
passage of rebel claims.' irthis declar
ation is intended te convey the idea that
these senators and representatives have
introduced bills te pay "rebels" or dis
loyal peisens for the use or destruction of
property during the war, it is a gross
As an illustration of hew reckless is much
of the talk about "rebel claims," take the
preposition te refund what is known as the
cotton tax. That was an internal revenue
tax en cotton collected during the years
1866, 18G7 aud 18G8, after the close of the
war. It was subsequently declared uncon
stitutional by the supreme court. The pro pre
position te refund the tax is no mere a "rc "rc
bel claim" thau the refund of customs du
ties illegally collected at the pert of New
Yerk. It had far mere friend!, in the Re
publican Congresses siv or ei!ht jcars age
than it has ever had since that time. There
isn't the remotest probability of its pass
ing' congress under any circumstances. It
no longer figures among the possibilities
except in the unscrupulous minds of party
leaders and iu the vaperings of party jour
nals during political campaigns.
33,026 imniagiants airivcd at Bosten
during the year which ended en Septem
ber .wen.
At Pienticc Vale, neai Duke Centre, iu
the oil regions, two children of Geerge
Riley were burned te death in their fath
er's house which caught fire while no ene
was at home but the children.
Yesterday was the fourth day of thescs-qui-ccntennial
celebration in' Baltimore,
aud was devoted te a parade of beneficial,
benevolent and religious societies and se
cret organizations. The city was again il
luminated at night.
The annu.ll meeting of the stockholders
of the Ohie fc Mississippi railroad was
held yesterday in Ciunciuati. It was
stated in the president's rcpeit that the net
earnings of the read for the year ending
December 30 next would probably reach
Frederick Kiihcn.smcn while gunning
en the beach near Cedar Greve, N. J., was
instantly killed by the accidental discharge
of his gun, which slipped from the scat of
a wagea in which Mr. Kirchcnsmcn and
two friends were ruling. The entire
charge entered his breast. Mr. Kircheus
men was piopricterofthc New Yerk house
and was about -13 yeais of age.
The caving iu of the railiead tunnel near
West Point was caused by the striking of
a spring of water. The water burst forth
a week age, and seriously inlerferied with
the work en the tunnel. The body of Pat
rick Cerrigau, who fell into the chasm,
was washed out of the tunnel entrance yes-
reruay morning, with the neck bieken.
The laboratory buildings near the cave
arc beginning te settle.
A large hotel, te cost ever 81.000.000. is
te be erected en Eighth avenue, opposite
Cci.tral Park, New Yerk. The work has
been already commenced, and the structure
will occupy the whole front of the block in
Eighth avenue, between Seventy-second
and Seventy-third .streets. The building
will front 104 feet en the avenue by 200
feet en each of the .streets named, and will
be nine stories in height, with a peaked
roei. it win inclese a large court-yard.
The "Cheap Transportation Convention"
met yesterday in Chicago. About 400 dele
gates, from the West and Seuth, the At
lantic and border states, were present.
Matthew Andersen, of Mississippi, was
elected president ; M. J. Fowler, et' New
Yerk, vice president ; and Jonathan Per
ian, secretary. Discussion was had en the
question of holding railroad corporations
te strict accountability for their manner
of conducting business, and of regulating
their charges by national legislation
Messrs. Editors : As you arc aware, I
am net responsible for the announcement
of my name as a candidate for Assembly.
I have made no effort te secure the nomi
nation, nor have I ever had any personal
desire for it unless party interests should
seem te require it. Ne such necessity is
Therefore, thankiug my Democratic
friends for many past favors, and with my
earnest wishes for harmony, and the suc
cess of the nominee, I respectfully decline
te he longer considered as a candidate for
the nomination.
Wm. McCemset.
AUdres by the Hlartoe Orator Narayaa
Thursday Afternoon. After
two had been suii'r by the
a hymn or
llurtley Campbell' ' Galley" at tlie
Opera Heuse.
The critics have said that Mr. Bartley
Campbell's play of " The Galley Slave " is
lacking in the element of probability se es
sential te successful dramatic compo
sition. It is mere than likely
that a rigid analytic scrutiny into
the scries of incidents that makn
up this production of the author's pro
lific pen would discover a great many de
fective links iu the chain he has wrought ;
but for all that. the piece is eudewed with
the merit of early engaging the
inteicst of the average spectator, and se
absorbing it that he hasn't the inclination
te leek tee closely at the mechanical con
struction nor te observe where the bounds
of probability are overstepped. At all
events the goodly audience gathered in
the opera house List evening did net mani
fest any such disposition,judging fieni the
palpable favor with which the play was re
ceived and the unstinted applause be
stowed upon the thrilling periods iu which
actual incongruity would have been dis
covered by the' keen vision of your
wide-awake, sharp-eyed "expert." The
theme of "The Galley Slave" is of a man
who prefers ignominious punishment aud
disgrace in his innocence rather than by
his exculpation brim; the suspicion of (lis-1
honor upon a pure woman. Whilst net at
all original with Mr. Campbell, it is defty,
treated and wrought out by that popu
lar play-wright, who with rare per
ception of the peculiar weaknes of his audi
ence has made his leading characters
Americans, but placed them iu a fereigu
atmosphere, surrounded by which purple
haze they seem te take en new ferm.s of
indefinable beauty and attractiveness.
Florence, Reme and Paris constitute the
centres, of action, and the spectacle of the
utter self abnegation of lever aud here in
his calm and stern determination te face all
the horrors of Teulon before one sylla
bic shall escape his lips which may create
esclandre upon the name he worships, is a
scene grand and heroic in itself, and is ren
dered mere intensely fascinating in view
of thc,fact that the punishment he invites
the chain and ear of the galleys is far
mere romantic than the very matter-of-fact
cell of an American jail. Mr. Camp
bell has utilized this characteristic of an
American audience te very geed cft'tet.
The piece was well presented. Miss Gus Gus
sie De Ferrest, in the rele of Cicely Blaine,
an American heiress and a sad sufferer
through a case of mistaken identity,
gave an admirable portrayal of
passion aud pain ; Signora Ma Ma
jcreni is an actress of real power and well
adapted for the rele she se successfully
performed, Francesca Brabant, the
wronged and deserted wife and mother ;
and Miss Nellie Barbour, a local favorite,
charmed her audience by her apt nn
f . r w - . .
rrei. . u. r isciier sang the sole, "Make
itoeiu 1 or Jesus and this was followed
by the hymns "Hew cau I live without
Jesus," Bringing in the Sheaves," and an
invocation by Rev. Anstadt.
The newly elected officers of the conven
tion were announced and took their seats,
President Whitney making a brief ad
dress. The president then introduced te the
audience the distinguished Hindoe con
vert and missionary, Rev. Narayan She
shadri. who appeared arrayed in Ori
ental custuine with a great white tur
ban en his head, a loose sack coat of pecu
liar cut, under which was a white skirt
reaching nearly te his knees, and under
thisapairef loose fitting trousers. The
reverend gentlemau is a little below the
medium height, has a-large and finely de
veloped head covered with black hair, a
dark and swarthy face of Oriental type, an
iron-gray moustache, but no ether beard,
piercing black eyes, aud strongly marked
features, with a decidedly honest and be
nevolent expression. As seen as he com
menced te speak it was evident that he
was sufleiiiig from a very bad cold, his
voice being harsh and huskv. He spoke
with a geed ileal el difficulty, but without
personatien of the Ievins. whole-seuled
American girl, whose rosy checks, bright
eyes and pretty features, were uncommon
ly effective, and her acting was nevcr un
natural. Miss Clara Stencall was quite
satisfactory in her role of Mrs. Phcbc Gay.
Of the mcn,Mr. Frank Evans made a geed
here and is a clever actor ; Messrs. Themas
II. Burns and Junius B. Beeth supplied
plenty of merry humor that served te light
up the edges of the pathos with which the
piece is largely imbued, and Mr. Sullivan
performed his rather unjrracieus role of
the heavy villain in a pains-taking aud
conscientious manner. The remainder of
the cast were satisfactory in their respect
ive parts, the costumes of the ladies were
exceedingly rich and tasteful, and the
scenery and mounting cemmcndably ef
fective. All in all the performance amply
justified Manager Mishlcr's liberal premises.
actually manufactured, fairly between year 65t000 of which $25,000 was for one ? Iudlana and confidently expect te carry I when speaking of the claims allowed by
the parties? Certainly if he knew thp operation for the stone. ' thP ste;. -- . Ws H. Ekgush. I the Southern claims commission,
yunewiewthe Indianapolis, October 14. 3. Astothe amount of Southern war
Henry Lilly, aired four vears. lcsidinir nt
Ne. 1,037 North Fourth street, was jester
day ruu ever and killed by car Ne. 61 of
the Union line, en Fourth street, Phila
delphia, above Berks.
In the pocket of a prisoner arrested in
Philadelphia for drunkenness and who was
found dead iu a cell yesterday morning,
was a tag en a bunch of keys, labeled J.
Herace Swinford, grocer, Tipton, Iowa.
Charles McLigup, aged 2 J years, was
fatally injured by an explosion of powder
mine west 1'ittsten colliery at Pittston,
yesterday. He had been married only
four months, and his wife is evpeeted te
die from the shock.
Thes. Boguc, aged 70, residing at Ne.
2,430 Pine street, died at the Twentieth
district police station, Philadelphia, from
injuries received by being crushed between
a pile of biicks and a passenger railway
cir, en Market street, west of Fifteenth.
Disastrous Kirc.
A lire in Shclbyvillc, Ind., destroyed the
furniture factory of Conrey, Waller &
Djjprcty, the planing mill of X K. Stewart
VO., ana several dwellings, causiii"- a
less of $35,000.
A fire in the village of Huntington, nine
miles north of Bridgeport, Conn., destroy
ed a spoke factory, cider mill, vinegar
works, barn and storehouses, all owned by
Geerge S. Thompson, and the dwelling of
Agur Judsen. Less, $20,000.
The steamship Jee Brycrly was binned
near the mouth of Rail river, L-x. She
was valued at $19,000, and had about
1,200 bales of cotton en heaul. Ne liws
were lest.
Ferest liics have been burning for sev
eral days near Seuth Ambey, N. J., aud a
renewal of the spring aud sum mcr's de
vastations is feared as a consequence of
the dreuth. A tract of valuable timber in
Sayreville has been dcstieycd.
Sales efltcal Instate.
Henry Shubcrt, auctiener, sold at public
sale October 14, at the Cadwcll house, for
executers et the estate el Michael Malenc,
decd., the following property :
Ne. 2. A two-story brick dwelling situ
ated en the west side of North Lime street
Ne. 128. Te Jehn F. Sener, for $2,210.
Ne. 3. A three-story brick dwelling sit
uated en the south side of East Chestnut
street, near Duke, Ne. 44. Te Wm. Lant.
for $3,500.
Ne. 1, en the northeast corner of Orange
and Shippen streets, was withdrawn at
A Joyous Kennlen of friends ami KeJutiie
Uappy Keniinlsccnccs uf the 1'ast.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Christ
ian Gast, Ne. 224 West Chestnut street,
last evening, before the general arrival of
the guests invited te celebrate the golden
anniversary of their wedding, there was an
assemblage of the immediate mcmbeis and
closest friends of the family who engaged
in religious and social exeicises, espec
ially appropriate te the occasion. Mr.Oast's
pastor, Rev. Dr. J. B. Shumakcr, of St.
Paul's Reformed church, pronounced a
prayer and followed it with the leading of
the 103d Psalm aud a fitting address en the
significance of the occasion. Rev. Dr. J.
H. Dubbs followed in a very happy aud
feeling address and then prayer was offered
by the venerable Father Jehn G. Fritchcy.
Rev. J. A. Peters, of the First Reformed
church, made an address and concluded it
by pronouncing the benediction aud the
whole company sang the doxology.
Frem 7 until 11 p. m. the reception in"
the invited guests eccuired, aud during
this time there was a steady throng of
visitors who desired te pay their respects
te the host and hostess. Anions thec
who called were many el the foremost
citizens of Lancaster city aud county, dis
tinguished in business and professional
walks of life, and including the Re
formed and ether elerev of the city
aud the college and scminaiy piofcs piefcs piofcs
sers. The only person present who
witnessed the original ceremony which
made Mr. aud Mrs. Gast man aud wife was
Mrs. Abram Erisman nee Oster). Every
ether attendant en their marriage is dead.
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob L. Heflmcicr, who celebrated their
golden wedding seme years age.
As expected, all the children of the
" bride and groom " who arc living were
present, Chas. E. Gast, esq., making a
Hying trip from Pueblo, Cel., te attend.
The company was very handsomely en
tertained and the entire evening passed off
with the highest satisfaction te hosts aud
guests. By special request en the invita
tions there were "no presents," though
some of the family felt at liberty te disre
gard the injunction and testified te their
esteem for their parents in a substantial
any rant, and with little gesticulation. He
spoKe hngh-h wry llucntly, and the only
noticeable accent Was his German-like
pronunciation ei the .
lie said !u had been requested te tell
hew the guspjl had reached him, and hew
he had been enabled te impart it te ethers,
lie said he was born a Brahmin, a class of
the Hindoe people who are regarded as be
ing above all ether classes a class holding
a much loftier position than the Pharisees
held among the Jews. The Brahmin's
were believed te have proceeded directly
fieni the mouth of the Ged Brahma. A
second class are supposed te have pro
ceeded from his arms, a third from his
thighs and a fourth from his feet. The
lowest class of Hindoes are regarded as
outcasts and arc called "the accursed,
ones;" hut foreigners are regarded as be
ing far lower even than these. The Brah
mins retvivu the worship of the classes be bo be
lew th'.-in ; having come from the mouth
of Brahim, they are regauled as gods.
Fer a long time, the speaker said, he was
proud te believe himself a god and te receive
the worship due te a divine being.
Men and woman appeared before him
and weis!iip.d him; they came iu the
utmost humility ; they were no shoes or
stockings, their feet beinir uncased in little
bags, something like slippers. Before
coining into his presence these weie taken
eifaud their feet were covered with flowers
and sandal weed, and thus they came into
his presence and bowed before him and
worshipped him. He, of course, fancied
himself a poison of great importance, and
received their worship as though he were
a god. Owing te English influences in In
dia many ISrahmins leain the English lan
guage, :ts it gives them many advantages.
He tee wished te leain the language
though he -wished te avoid the Christian
missienaiy fnstitutiens, because if it were
known he had visited them his honor and
power would be destroyed. Finally, how
ever, hying unable te get instruction in
English i-N'-whcre, he went te Bombay and
took in -.t i net ions at the missionary insti insti
tien, which Dr. Murray Mitchell aud ethers
were master Uaehers. He wanted none of
their religion, but only a knowledge of
their language : and se. avoiding the Bible
and ail religious instructions, he
applied hiuteclf te grammar, arithmetic
geography and ether branches, and seen
acquired some knowledge of these, but
carefully avoided allBible lessens or any
religious insti notion. Believing himself
te be a god he needed none. But Ged has
wondrous ways of emptying out men's
conceit. In common with all Brahmin
children he was familiar with Hindoe
supcislitiens as narrated in their sacred
writings. Seme of these legends are se pal
pably ludicrous and false that he could net
believe them. Here the learned speaker
narrated at length .seme of the Hindoe
legends, eiks of which was about the Ged
Agasti swallowing up all the oceans at
three uieuthfuls ; another about a giant
who sleeps six mouths at a time and
shakes the world with eaithquakcs
evcry time he snores ; another about the
wiekciiiii's-. and terrible punishment of a or monkey-god, with a very
long tail, who expiated his sins by having
rags satttiated with oil tied around his tail
and then -et en lire ; and afterwards had
mountains oiled upon him, a separate
mountain for every separate hair en his
body. The ,e F.terics were net calculated
te favorably impress the student after
knowledge and afforded no consolation.
He turned te the Brahmin philosophers
and found thorn divided into two classes
the and atheistical. The doc
trines of the feimer taught him
that Ged was responsible for
everything ; that man's weakness, felly
and sin aic Ged's weakness, felly and
sin. The philosophy of the Buddhists or
atheists, en the ether hand, taught him
that there was no personal god, and yet
they worship net only Buddha, but their
own ancestors. In India a man cannot live
without religion of some sort; he must be
a Brahmin, or Parser, or Mohammedan cr
Buddhist, something else ; he cannot
get a'f";. as he doe- sometimes in the
United States, without any religion ; and
se. finally he was led te the Bible and
A 3Ian Has Ills Skull Crushed.
H. P. Krick, the well known butcher,
who resides near Mcchanicsburg, met with
a terrible accident yesterday, lie was
sitting with a friend along side of Pine
creek mill, which was having a new; shin
gle reef put en it. While they were en
gaged in conversation a bundle of shingles
fell from the reef and struck Sir. Krick en
the head crushing his skull, as it is said
He is new in a dangerous condition.
Felonious Eatry.
Last night Thes. Rcdley and Jehn Scott,
were arrested by Officer Flick in the new
machine shop of Bender and Heluian, East
Chestnut near Duke. They had in their
possession, when arrested, some of the tools
of the workmen. The trespassers were
locked up for a bearing.
icad it, and studied it and was converted,
lie nad the prophets with especial interest,
and these p.u ts of the Bible mere than any
ether led te his conversion. Se many of
them had been literally fulfilled, and
se many incidents recorded in them seem
ed te show that Ged, and net man, had
governed, that he could net disbelieve.
The premises of Neah, Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob and ether patriaichs had been se
literally fullillcd that they compelled be
lief. Ged's will, and net manV, was em
phatically maikcd in the selection of
Jii'.l.ih iustiMii of Benjamin, and David in
stead el his cider brothers as Ged's
chosen tiii-tiunifiits. Had man's.judgment
governed, Jerusalem and net Bethlehem
would Ii.ue been the birth-place of the
Lord. The speaker then at considerable
length ;i.ii rated his religious experience,
gave a veiy interesting account of his
trials in being obliged by his conversion,
te break up hU family connections, te
leave father and mother, sisters and broth
ers, te renounce pretensions of being a
god and te become a servant of the Lord.
The rcvemid speaker concluded his dis
course by giving a very interesting ac
count er'Iiis missionary labors and his cs-
tablislini' nt of Bethel, a settlement he has
founded iu the midst of the heathen, and
ofwhe:4. prosperity and growth he spoke
with pardonable pride.
Theaitcinoeu's session was concluded
with peme reiiuiiks en " blackboard illus
trative teachings," President Whitney,
Sccrctaiy Wagner aud ethers giving their
views en the matter.
Thutsdiy Ecening. After singing a
hymn or two by the convention prayer
was elfei cd by Rev. R. W. Hufferd, of St.
Jehn':' Lutheran church, this city.
The committee appointed te select time
and plac for nest year's convention named
no particular plate, but recommended that
it be hcM iu the western part of the state,
and that ttiu time aud place he selected by
the executive committee.
Clir.ii ma u Whitney announced that Jehn
Wanamakcr. w he was te have been pres
ent and (k-Hvvr au addrcssen thc " Raikes
Ccntcn:y,Lo'iden," was unable te attend
te fulfil his engagement, owing te his hav
ing a s-erc threat. Unsuccessful efforts
were made te secure Dr. Beardman or
some ether eminent person te take his
place. The president then introduced Sec-