Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, October 16, 1880, Image 2

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Hancastec Ittiteliigencee.
TAe District Atterneyship.
In their rejoicings ever the Indiana
election, and their preparations for a big
county meeting, arc the Republicans of
Xancaster county willing te go before the
people of the country with the responsi
bility of electing te the office of district
attorney their present alleged candidate
for that important office ? Guilty of the
"worst possible breaches of his profession
al fidelity, false alike te client and court,
the public would have no safety in his
prosecution of the commonwealth's
causes, and the bench could have no con
fidence in his representations te it of the
condition of cases under his control.
Ilis record and character bespeak for an
administration by him nothing but a
prostitution of justice whenever his self
interest would dictate it and his safety
would permit. Upen the truthfulness
and integrity of the district attorney
must the public depend almost entirely
for the punishment of guilty offenders
and the protection of the innocent, and
the highest standard of professional up
rightness should be the measure of a dis
trict attorney's qualifications. These
Themas J. Davis does net possess. He
lias net had them. If he had he has lest
them ; and having lest them he has
never made a respectable effort te regain
It is a fearful responsibility the Repub
licans of Lancaster county take upon
themselves in proposing his election.
They have declined te withdraw him or
depose him, and for his candidacy the
party is fully responsible audio it is fully
committed. But the thousands of voters
in it who have some sense of decen
cy left, some regard for public interests,
some feeling of shame for the degrada
tion of our local administration of jus
tice, must be unwilling te lend them
selves te the consummation of this out
rage. What it Means.
The review of Gen. Grant's recent as
sault upon Hancock, which we republish
from an organ of the soldiers, published
in New Yerk, is temperate and sensible.
But since the events occurring in the
West, the purpose of the Grant assault
is very manifest. Immediately after
Garfield's nomination it was an open
secret that the Grant people entertained
no hope whatever of his success, and that
from his defeat they expected his party
te reap a lessen that would dictate the
necessity of Grant's nomination in 1881.
This was unmistakably their plan of ac
tion until the recent conference at Men Men
eor, when Cameren and Colliding and
ether stalwarts unquestionably met and
made a bargain with Garfield who isjust
the sort of a man te be scared into the
sort of bargain they would desire. Then
out comes the G rant-Fowler interview te
apprise his followers what was in the
wind and that he was as well assured of
the succession by supporting Garfield as
by maintaining the lukcwarniness in
which his stalwart supporters abode.
"It is well thai the bargain new stands
revealed and that honest Republicans
knew Unit in voting for Garfield they
vote for tiie old Grant rejitur. They ac
cept net only the weakness and wicked
ness of their immediate candidate, but
they risk all that they thought they had
defeated at Chicago. Third term-isni,
the. imperialism of aggregated power,
and the centralization of despotic politi
cal rule, are threatened as plainly new
in the event of Garfield's election as in
Grant's had fie been the candidate.
Tui:;:i: is a gieat deal of force in the
suggestion of Mr. English that in In
diana in November his party will en
counter net the entire Republican party
of the country, but only of Indiana,
which it lias often met and vanquished.
Yesterday en a parlor car which passed
through this city were some of the Re
publican chiefs who had lieen in command
of the forces out there, and a few hours
later came along several car leads of
negrees from the slums of eastern cities,
howling themselves hearse for " Perter,'"
with vivid memories of the work they
had been employed te de. This incident
illustrates the conglomerate influences
that were arrayed against the
Democracy of Indiana last Tues
day. The concentration of all their
efforts in a single slate, the im
mense collection and disbursement of
money wrung from office-helders.and the
importation of repeaters, can net be re
peated with like effect in November.
Indiana may take care of herself te bet
ter purpose, and with a hopeful contest
waging in doubtful states, the certain
Democratic electoral votes will be se
cured. Tin: Republicans' claim et the control
of the next Heuse is very untimely. They
have net gained enough yet te give them
this control by any means, while there are
quilea number of districts in states yet te
vote in which they may lese part if net
all of their gains. In the state of Penn
sylvania Speer is likely te beat Fisher,
Mosgrove will defeat Harry "White and
Curtin is sure te be elected. These three
will be gams, while in the Erie, the Mer
cer and the Lycoming districts arc wag
ing hopeful Democratic contests. In
New Yerk there are very certain te be
Democratic gains, and in ether stales
the party is in admirable condition te
gain members without incurring losses.
m m
The deliverance of the Democratic
leaders in Indiana has the ring of the
true metal about it, and will send the
warm bleed of courage coursing through
the veins of loyal Democrats all ever the
county. Temporarily repulsed, they
are by no means cast down, knowing
full well as they de the causes that
have effected this unlooked-for reverse,
which cannot be brought te bear in the
contest next month. Indiana will be re
deemed by the vigorous fight that will
be kept up there until the polls close ;
the Democracy of the country, tee, have
already get their second breath and the
outcome of November's battle will
nobly vindicate their title te the designa
tion they have ever worn the unterri-fied.
"While ether local politicians en Tues
day night were eagerly waiting for the
returns from Indiana, and noting their 1
effect upon their friends of the earth,
earthy, the highly favored and rhap rhap
eodical editor of the Inquirer seems te
have had glimpses of the ether world,
and in an editorial which we hasten te
reprint, he pictures "Wade and Morten
in the position of being entirely divorced
from all attention te heavenly pursuits,
and eagerly waiting te get the election
returns. It is a beautiful picture by a
beautiful artist.
Blaine is en bis way home te Maine,
sick. The places in Pennsylvania that
wcre te knew him are net likely te.
Secretary Evabts's twin sons, one of
whom is at Yale and the ether at Harvard,
gave a dinner in New Haven en Monday,
te celebrate their twenty-first birthday.
"When Miss Alice Liddell the origi
nal "Alice in "Wonderland" was married
the ether day, she were among her erna
ments a horseshoe of pearls, the gift of
Prince Leepold.
The following officers of the Society for
the Advancement of Women were chosen
for the ensuing year at Bosten yesterday :
President, Julia Wakd Howe ; Vice
President, Abby W. May ; Secretary, Mrs.
Kate Gannett Wells; Treasurer, Mrs.
Henry L. S. Walcott ; Auditors. Eliza K.
Churchill, E. M. O'Connor; Directors,
Sephia C. Heffman, Alice E. Fletcher,
Anna C. Brackctt, Pheibe M. Kindall, Dr.
Mary J. Safford, Mary A. Livermerc, Mary
F. Eastman, Lita Barny - Saylcs, Ruth
Tins is the latest Republican paradox
The less of a Republican state like Maine
signifies nothing for next month, but the
less of a Democratic state like Indiana sig
nifies everything. It erhl.
Rktl'KNs from all the counties in Indi
ana except Ripley give Perter 0.834 plur
ality. Ripley county gave a Democratic
majority in 1870 of 225. Full returns
from the Fifth congressional district give
C. C. Matseu. Democrat, 881 majority.
This makes the congressional delegation
eight Republicans and five Democrats.
Pail Jexns, after the Ben Hemme
Richard had been nearly shot te pieces by
the Scrapis and her consort, was hailed by
the British commander through the smoke
te learn if she had struck. Paul Jenes
made answer, " We have net yet begun
our part of the fighting !'' This seems te
be the the temper of the Democrats of In
diana. " Let us encourage the harmony and
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 and increase the
prosperity and happiness of our people."
Gen. 1 Tan cod:' Letter of Acceptance.
"A si:i)i'Lers 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 i ights te the fruits of their
own industry. The time has conie te en
joy the substantial benefits of reconcilia
tion. As one people wc have common in
terests." Gen. JTdncecI.'.t Letter of Ac
ceptance. Oxe thousand mere votes were cast in
Columbus, Ohie, than the census shows
there were male inhabitants ever the age
of twenty-one years, which clearly shows
that Republican repeaters get in their
work te much gi cater extent in that city
than was at first supposed. An estimate
from official returns received fiem twenty
counties shows that the Ohie Democracy
polled last Tuesday 30,000 mere votes
than at any previous election. Thousands
of Democratic werkiugmen who w:ere
bulldozed by their Republican employers
te vote the Republican ticket will vole
for Hancock in November.
A Democratic Vlrw of tlie Outlook for I'm ty
A Washington special dispatch te the
Fun says: "The Republicans at congres
sional headquarters arc se elated by their
recent successes that they arc claiming
both houses of Congress. The Senate,
they say, will be a tic, but practically Re
publican through Arthur's casting vote.
In order te accomplish this, however, they
must, in addition te carrying the country,
defeat both Randelph hi New Jersey,
Eaten in Connecticut, and Wallace in
Pennsylvania, which they have net yet
done. They de net take into account
eitliSr the probable election of Fair in
Nevada, which will give the Senate te
the Democrats by one majeiity if all
their claims should be admitted. A liberal
estimate of their chances in the Heuse fails
also te carry out their claims in respect te
that branch of Congress. They have new
132 members, and need fifteen mere te
make a majority. They estimate for this
gain as fellows : One from Oregon, six
from Ohie and two from Indiana. They
claim also two from Iowa, the two Green
back districts. Weaver's and Gillette's.
These they will probably have. In addi
tion, they expect one from Tennessee,
Tayler's, and two from Virginia, and they
hope for one from Flerida and one from
Pennsylvania, Wright's, and one from
Wisconsin, Deustcr's. They are sure of
none of these, however. Tayler has the
same problem that he had lour years age,
when he had 700 majority, and Congress
man Atkins writes here that net only will
Tayler be re-elected, but that 1 Ionic, the
present Republican member, will prob
ably be defeated. Acklcn. Senater-elect
Gibsen says, will net succeed by his belt
in compassing the election of a Republican.
A liberal estimate gives them only a gain
of ten, which" will leave them five short of
a majority. On the ether hand they will
probably lese the Detroit and Saginaw
Newbury's and Harris's) districts, in
Michigan ; White's and Fisher's in Penn
sylvania, and Einstein's and Bailey's, in
New Yerk, a total of eight, leaving them
a net gain of two. This is lower than the
estimate made by the Democratic com
mittee. Uriest Was Tliere te Hear.
Lancaster Weakly Inquirer.
When the Spirits of Light last Tuesday
night wafted the glad tidings en high,
at the " heavenly portals they met
two spectral forms peering anxiously, eager
ly, out into the unfathomable depths of
space, tcrrestrialwards. And when the
joyous words were spoken, the one whisper
ed " Ever Faithful Ohie," the ether gave
reply "Redeemed Indiana," and Ben
Wade and Oliver P. Morten embraced in
the spirit world.
Fer the IaTKLLieEjrcEB.
If it be asked by what means the elec
tion was carried in Indiana, the answer is
money and marshals.
If the one hundred thousand office-holders
contributed en an average twenty dol
lars each, we have the enormous sum of
two millions with which te buy voters in
the state and te import them from ether
states. That this was dene is scarcely
questioned by any one. Marshals pro
tected illegal voters at the polls. Repub
licans, under instructions from unprinci
pled partisan leaders, encouraged and
supported such voters.
Other despicable means were employed,
such as false appeals te business men and
bitter denunciation of the Southern pee
pie. New when wc consider the wicked
ness of such methods in carrying elections
is it net strange that men of intelligence
and professed Christian character give
their support te a party which employs
them? But amid the reckless reign of
party spirit, we still have men whose sense
of right and justice rises above it. An
esteemed pastor of a large church said te
me a few days age, ' I can no longer vote
the Republican ticket." He felt con
strained te bear testimony against a party
which employed methods utterly disre
garding truth, honesty, patriotism and
Christian principles. New if the people in
this country could divest themselves of
party prejudice and give their votes accord
ing te the manifest claims of truth and
duty, who can doubt that the Republican
party would be overwhelmingly defeated
in November next.
Mrs. Martha Cooper, a widow, drowned
herself in Warwick, R. I., Thursday, te
avoid removal te the poerhousc.
Three thousand five hundred .square
miles of timber were sold at Quebec yes
terday for 8300,000, the largest sale of tim
ber limits that ever took place in Canada.
The water in James river is se low that
the city of Richmond, Va.,. is threatened
with a water famine. The two reservoirs
are almost dry. Several large industries
have suspended operations.
While taking a girl te a dance near the
town of Kane, Greene county, 111., Thurs
day night, James Shirley was shot dead by
Matt Munday, who also fired at the girl
and then fled. At last accounts he had
net been captured.
A bricklayer's scaffold, containing a
number et workmen, lell at bixty-scceud
street and Baltimore avenue, Angera, at
10 ocleck yesterday morning Henry
Smith, colored, 32 years old, of Talbot
county, Md., was instantly killed, and
William Cellins, of Angera, and Themas
Heeper, of Media, were seriously hurt and
were taken home.
Belinda Cenkliug, a young woman living
near Hainsvillc, js. J., was going through
a field in which a Ilamblcionien horse
was kept, when in some maimer she pre
veked the animal and it ran at her, threw
ing her te the "round and kicking her te
death trampling upon her body and mang
ling it shockingly. She was found in a
dying condition. The horse is a valuable
animal belonging te the young woman's
Yesterday was the fifth day of the Balti
mere celebration and the last or the pa
rades. Yesterday's proccssiei comprised
the Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias,
Knights of the Gelden Eagle, American
Mechanics, Hcptasephs, etc., and the dis
play was very attractive. Te-day there
will be a precession of steamers and tugs
in the harbor. The celebration will net
close finally until Tuesday evening, when
there will be a grand illuiuiualieu at
night in honor of the surrender of Yoik Yeik Yoik
Michael Mullen, of Baldwin township,
Allegheny county, committed suicide by
cutting his threat.
A six-year old girl named Dunn was in
stantly killed by the cars at. Jehnsen's
station en the Allegheny railroad.
David M. Johnsten, of Vernen, (.'raw
ford county, who is insane, has strayed
away from home and cannot be found.
Henry Weiss, aged forty years, while at
work in a coal shaft at Pittston, was in
stantly killed by a fall of twenty tens of
reef coal. He leaves a widow and four
Mary Stcinbaugh and William Ciump.
victims efthc railroad disaster en Satur
day night, died at the Western Pennsyl
vania hospital last night. These make
thirty deaths up te the present time.
Jehn Stimpson, sixteen years of age, ihe
only son of a wealthy farmer, was fatally
gored by a Jersey bull at the Stimpson
farm, near Carbendalc. Stimpson was
trying te put the bull into a stail, and the
animal turned upon him, lacerating his
face and head beyond recognition. His
death was instantaneous.
Proceedings of the Convention In Sew nik
In the Heuse of Deputies of the P. E.
convention the committee en constitution::!
amendments reported en a resolution
previously offered, that it was inexpedient
te change the period of meeting of this
convention from three te five years.
The report was adopted and the commit
tee discharged. The committee en prayer
books having considered the memorial en
the revision of the book of comities re
ferred te them, reported adversely te the
petition and were discharged. Rev. Dr.
Buel, of North Carolina, called up the res
olution which originated at a previous con
vention in the Heuse of Bishops, the sub
ject matter of which had been before the
Episcopal church for upwards of thiiiy
The resolution calls for the insertion in
the litany after supplication " te illumin
ate all bishops, priests and deacons," etc.,
and response thereto, supplication " that
it may please Thee, O Lern of Harvest, te
send forth laborers into thy harvest, ' and
the response, " We beseech Thee te hear
us, geed Lord."
Dr. Buel made a lengthy speech in
favor of the adoption efthc resolution,and
upon concluding his remarks the subject
was referred te the committee en prayer
The committee en canons reported ad
versely te the memorial presented by the
delegation from Alabama, petitioning that
the canon be amended se as te establish an
appellate court te which may be appealed
cases of clergymen who have been tried by
a diocese court for any cause arising after
marriage, but this canon shall net be held
te apply te an innocent party in divorce
for cause of adultery or te parties once di
vorced seeking te be united again.
Unqualified Satisfaction.
Leu istewu Democrat and Sentinel.
By every editor and every lawyer, and
mere particularly by these who combine
both professions, the decision of the higher
court is received with unqualified satisfac
tion. Ne class of people should be mere
free from partisanship or political bias than
the judges of tne courts, and justice would
lie certain te suffer should weak or wicked
men clothed in the ermine be protected
from honest public criticism. The rebuke
meted out te the Lancaster county judge
in the opinion of Judge Sharswood was de
served, and its effect will be salutary.
The Duties it Imposes en Lawyers.
Easten Free Press.
The decision is a just one, and Judge
Sharswood made it the occasion for impos
ing a very grave responsibility en lawyers,
who are sworn officers of the court. This
decision will cut the combs of various
judges whose elevation te the bench has
given them the notion of their almost ab
solute power, se that in tee many instances
they become unduly puffed up by the pos
session of the little brief authority, rather
than impressed by the solemn character of
the grave importance of their function. If
the judge is partisan or corrupt, both or
cither, it is the right and duty of the law
yers te expose him te the people, whose
votes nave elected him. The only way in
which the lawyers can de this effectually is
through the newspapers, and this gives the
people through tne press an additional de
fense against the abuse of office en the
part of judges.
The recognized medium between all
public matters and the people te be in
formed concerning them is the newspaper
press. Under this decision judges can be
just as freely criticised, where their con
duct is open te suspicion of partisanship or
corruption, as any ether public official.
The notion that any peculiar exemption
from accountability is connected with the
office of judge is new happily exploded
forever in Pennsylvania, as it has been
since the ling exposures in New Yerk city,
in Ncvv Yerk state. A judge differs only
from any ether public official in that his
office requires mero from the individual
filling it and carries with its accept
ance greater responsibilities. The rev
erence for the office of judge is prop
erly te profound among all intelli
gent people who understand its rela
tions te the happiness and wefare of the
community, that any criticism of a judge
that would tend te lower the respect of the
public for the impartiality of a court of
justice or destroy public confidence in the
personal integrity of an incumbent, would
be unfortunate and indecent if the offense
complained were trivial. Public policy
demands that suitors shall net go into
court confident that they shall win their
cases en account of the influence of their
lawyers with the iudffc. en account of a
dislike of the opposing lawyers by the
judge, or of politics, or of any ether cause
net connected with the merits efthc contre
versy. It is for the welfare of all concerned
that a judge shall be trusted in his high
position, and rather than upset his trust,
little things that offend and can be ascribed
te individual peculiarities en the part efthc
judges should be passed by without being
made the basis et any public scandal. A
public scandal that affects a presiding
judjre is a public calamity. But for seri
eus and repeated offenses of partisanship
or corruption, a judge s office affords no
mere protection than a constable's. These,
Judge Sharswood and the Pennsylvania
supreme court say, it is the right and duty
of lawyers te expose te the people, and of
course the lawyers must use the newspa
pers. Wc take it that the kind of partisanship
against which the supreme court inveighs,
and which should be exposed te the people,
includes in its features that of managing
and bestewinjr the patronage of the court
se as te fatten favorites and politicians and
keep a particular political party in power.
The offence, under the notorious name of
the ' Gratz system" of appointing audi audi
teis, receivers, commissioners and masters
in chancery, brought some of the courts of
.New erk city, a lew years age, into just,
intense and damaging public contempt.
Wc presume that any similar offence dis
covered m development under any el our
Pennsylvania judges would excite similar
contempt, and tiie press would be compelled
te the painful duty of holding the guilty
judges up the fccern and contempt of the
community and demanding their im
mediate resignation. As the target of the
general reprobation of the citizens of a
judicial district, en grounds et partisanship
sufficient te meet the utterance of the
supreme court and fairly stated, anyjudge
would have te answer the demand for his
retirement or suffer impeachment that
would secure removal by the Legislature.
Thcsupicmc court has imposed a great
burden en the tender and sensitive con
sciences of the lawyers throughout the
commonwealth, by its use of the word
partisanship. This burden will only be
thrown off when the records of judicial ap
pointments have been examined, and the
discovery made that the judicial office has
net been used se as te incur blame for that
kind of partisanship which should be ex
posed. We believe that Judge Shar&v.oed's new
principle as" te the rights and duties of
lawyers is a sound one, and all geed citi
zens will rejoice in and be benefitted byits
general application. The rights, privileges
and immunities of lawyers have long been
understood ; but a definition of their duties
smacks ei genuine novelty.
I1ANC(:.U ON 1U TAItll'I''.
A l.ctler for tim Business Peri list s '
General Hancock has written a letter te
cx-Govcmer Randelph, of New Jeiscy, iu
regard te the interview published in the
Paterseu Guardian :
Govnnxen's Island, N. Y., October 12,
1SS0. My Dear Governer: I have re
ceived your favor of the 11th inst. In
my letter of acceptance I expressed my
full sympathy with our American in
dustries. 1 thought I spoke plainly
enough te satisfy our Jersey friends rc-
gaiding my tarili views, lam tee sound
an American te advocate any departure
fiem the general features of a policy
that has been largely instiumcntal in
building up our industries and keep
ing Americans from the competition
of the under-paid labor of Europe. If
wc intend te remain honest and pay
the public debt, as geed people of all par
ties de, and if we mean te administer the
function efthc government, then wc must
raise revenue in some way or ether. With
a reunited and harmonious country wc
shall certainly in time pay off the public
debt, but the necessity of raising money
for the administration of the government
will continue as long as human nature
lasts. All parlies agree that the
best way for us te raise reveuue is
largely by the tariff. Se far as we
are concerned, therefore, all talk
about "free trade" is felly. But the
tariff question will probably be treated
with justice te all our interests and people
by some such bill as Eaten's. I believe
that a commission of intelligent experts,
representing both the government and the
American industries, will suggest the tariff
measures that will relieve us of any crudi
ties and inconsistencies existing in our
present laws and confirm te us the system
which will be judicious, just, harmonious
and iucincntallypielcctivcaswcllas stable
in its effect.
I am. very truly yours,
WixFir.LT S. Hancock.
Hen. Thee. Randelph. Morristown,
New Jersey.
Suveit Persons Killed.
A ten ible explosion occurred last even
ing at the Garden City distillery compa
ny's works, corner of Clybourn avenue
and 3Iergan street, Chicago, killing seven
persons and severely injuring four ethers.
The experiment was being tried of a new
steaming process. The corn was put whole
into a mammoth kettle sixteen feet
and steamed. Then a strong pres
sure of steam was applied te force
it through pipes into a mash tub.
The pipe became choked up, stepping the
passage of the swollen corn and instantly
increased tne pressure . in the kettle. A
terrific explosion followed, blowing the
reef of the building clear off and killing
outright or burying beneath the fallen
timbers, scalding corn, and debris' ten men
and one woman who happened te be in that
part of the distillery. Andrew Daly, Jacob
Kakaska" and a man called Sandy, whose
bodies have been recovered, were killed
outright. Jeseph Huseck, Mrs. Huseck,
Frank Trainer and Jehn Daly, arc still
buried in the ruins. Gcerge Schaffer has
been taken out fatally injured about the
head. The ethers injured wcre Edward
Kinman, scalded and badly bruised about
the head ; Henry Fisher, scalded and cut,
and Henry Zumfelde, severely injured.
A State Official In llanger.
Pittsburg Telegraph.
Fer some time past there has been a
steadily growing dissatisfaction among the
lawyers of this end of the state with the
manner in which the supreme court re
porter, Mr. A. Wilsen Norris, has elected
te transact his business. The burden of
the complaint is that he never attends the
sessions of the supreme court in this city,
and that for that reason the business of
his office is net properly attended te.
Leading members of the bar say that this
dissatisfaction has spread te the supreme
bench. It is charged that Mr. .Norris
rarely deigns te give the light
of his presence te the sessions of the
court iu any place outside of Philadel
phia, where he has his residence. It ap
pears that the court cannot control his ac
tions unless by proceeding te extremities.
In view of the attitude of the bar here and
elsewhere upon this question a succinct
history of the ofnee and its emoluments
will net be uninteresting.
The office of state reporter was created
by an act of the Assembly of April 11th,
1845, and it has always been regarded as
one of the most comfortable positions in
the state. The governor has the absolute
power of appointment, and the reporter's
term of office is fixed at five years. The
incumbent, under the previsions of the
act, must be a member et" the bar, and is
required te give a bend, with two sureties,
that he will discharge his duties with cor
rectness, impartiality and fidelity. He is
entitled te the copyright of his reports,
two volumes of which he may publish each
year, and sell at the rate of $4.50 per
volume. In addition he receives 50 cents
for each writ of error, and a like sum for
each writ of certiorari brought into the
supreme court. It is estimated that the
profits of his office amount te fully $10,000
The sixth section of the act creating the
office of state reporter provides that the
governor may at any time remove the said
reporter, for incempetency, or for failing
in the discharge of his official duties, en
the addresses of the judges of the supreme
court made te him in writing, and he shall
have power te till any vacancy which may
occur by death, by an appointment of a
reporter te continue for the unexpired
term of office, and subject te all the pro pre
visions of the act, and its various supple
ments. Members of the bar of this county say
that when Mr. Norris was first appointed
he came here regularly, and his reports
gave general satisfaction. It has net been
distinctly charged that his latter reports
have been unsatisfactory, but the disposi
tion te make such a charge has been mere
strongly manifested during the present
session of the supreme court here than at
any previous time. It should net be un
derstood that the reperter has entirely
neglected his duties here. During the
present session of the court he has been
represented by a young man who has come
te be known as his assistant. It is claimed
that in thus committing his business te a
subordinate the jHOvisien of the act
which requires the reports te be
made by a person learned in the
law has been violated, and that thus far
at least Mr. Norris has faiicd in the per
formance of his duty. The demand that
there shall be a change in the present sys
tem of reporting the business of the su
preme court may net be dismissed lightly ;
for while the lawyers who arc complaining
declare that they have no wish te jcpordize
Mr. Norris's position, they arc determined
te pursue their effort te have the reports
made in the manner and by the person
designated by the acts of Assembly.
With the price fixed by law upon each
volume of the reports the present reporter
has, of course, nothing te de, save the col
lection of his money. Members efthc bar,
however, say that $4.50 for each book is
excessive. It is estimated that the total
cost of each volume te te the reporter is
about $1.23. The New Yerk reports arc
sent te subscribers in this state for $1.-50
per volume, it is said, while the members
efthc bar within the .state arc supplied
with the books at a cost of about 83 cents.
It is net known that the supreme court
has dctciniined te make formal complaint
against Mr. Nonis, but Ihe agitation here
is serious enough te give him cause for
The Story el Tn e Recent Wrecks In the Juir
of .Mexico.
The Havana steamship Saratoga, which
arrived at New Yerk yesterday, brought
among her passengcis twenty-three ship
wrecked sailors eleven Germans and
twelve Swedes of the barks Gungncr and
J. F. Maun, which were wrecked off Tenola
Mexico. September 10. Among them were
Capt. Williams, efthc J.F.Maun.and First
Officer Lnnde, of the Gungncr. They were
taken in charge by the Swedish and Gcr
mah consuls of that cKy. Second Officer
Thennessen, who was found at Ne. 0 Car
lisle street, gave an account of the
less el the hwedish bark. 1 he uungner
was owned iu Pesgrand, Norway. She
left that pert in June, in ballast for Ton Ten
ola, Mexico, where she was te take a cargo
of mahogany for Falmouth, England. She
arrived at Tenola Sept. 4. The harbor of
that pert does net admit vessels of a draft
greater than the ilat-botteincd lighters and
small craft used in the local trade, and the
Gungncr had her cargo cf mahogany float
ed alongside about a mile outside the har
bor entrance. On Sept. 10 about one-half
her lead had been en beard, when a gale
sprang up. By nightfall the gale had
increased te the violence of a tor
nado, and it became necessary te give the
bark all her cable and let go both her an
chors. The cargo adrift alongside was
quickly beached, and it required the utmost
exertions of the crew te prevent the bark
going ashore in the night. The next morn
ing the wind seemed te have increased in
force, and it was found that the bark was
dragging both her anchors and would he
stranded unless lightened. Captain Elt
vedt caused the masts te be cut away, and
this for a time seemed te relieve the strain
upon the cables. At neon, however, the
gale had net abated, and the starboard
cable parted. The bark immediately
began te drag the remaining anchor, and
between four and six o'clock in the after
noon she struck en the beach. The sea,
which had been constantly breaking ever
her. threatened at this time te wash all the
hands from the deck and rigging. The
surf was running very high, and rendered
it almost certain death for any of them te
reach the shore in the night. Fer nearly
twelve hours the crew clung te the rig
gng In the night the German bark J. F.
Maun, which at the beginning of the gale
lay a short distance from the Gunger, also
parted her cables, and was at daylight seen
by the crew of the Gunger further en
shore, broadside te the sea, which was
beating ever her and was driving her upon
the beach. By 10 a. m. the wind abated,
though the surf was still heavy, and an at
tempt was made te reach the shore. This
was accomplished with considerable diffi
culty and. danger, although no members
of either crew were lest. The Maun kept
working ashore until she lay half out of
the water and was badly broken in the
hull by the force of the snrf. On the even
ing of September 11 the wind and sea went
down, leaving both vessels high and dry
en the sand. The officers and crews se
cured such eftheir effects as had net been
washed out of the vessels with the cargoes,
and abandoned them. Frem Tenola they
were taken te Vera Cruz in the British
ship Fibre, and thence te Havana.
A Leader Who Never Retreats An Army
Which Never Surrenders.
The Democratic executive committee
of Indiana have issued the following ad
dress :
Te the Democratic and Independent Voters
of Indiana :
The result of the election last Tuesday
is a deep disappointment te us all. The
extent of the success which the Republi
can party has achieved in this state is as
much a surprise te the Republicans as it is
te the Democrats, and proves that the ma
jority efthc Republican party were as ig
norant of the means which their corrupt
leaders were employing as we "were.
The temporary less of our state is
a calamity that time will enable
us te retrieve, but the injury which
our free institutions will sustain, re
sulting ;from the frauds and corruption
practiced by the Republican leaders te se
cure their triumph, is incalculable. The
causes which enabled the Republican
party te succeed in the election are new
plain the partial success of their scheme
te Africanize our state for political pur
poses, the corrupt use of money for the
purpose of obtaining votes, the importa
tion and use of repeaters, protected by
deputy marshals, and the aid derived by
them from the use of the federal ma
chinery of elections under the pretence of
supervising the election of members of
Congress. In the presidential election we
will net have te encounter these forces te
the same extent as in our state elections.
The corruption fund will have te be di
vided among many states ; their repeaters
will be at home, and these of them who
were discharged from arrest of deputy
marshals en straw bail will net be likely
te make their appcarance in our state seen
again. Wc shall have no federal marshals
or federal machinery te contend against.
Wc arc thoroughly united in our coun
sels. Whatever our adversaries may say
te the contrary is untrue. We therefore
call upon yen net te relax any of your ef
forts. Put new life and energy into your
county and township organizations, and
take all measures in your power te bring
out your full strength te the polls. The
same vote polled by us in October, if
polled in November, will secure te us the
state. The average majority against us
at the late election will net exceed 4,000,
and may fall below that figure. This ma
jority can, and in our opinion will, be
overcome in the presidential election. A
change of three votes in each precinct will
accomplish it. Remember, you have a
leader in this contest who never sounds a
retreat, and he commands an army that
never surrenders.
W.r. II. English,
T. A. Hendkicks,
J. E. McDonald,
Fhanklin Landed,
Wm. Fleming,
J. M. Cropsey,"
O. O. Stealey,
Executive committee.
James II. Rice, Secretary.
Passed Tnreusli.
Yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock a
party of distinguished Republican poli
ticians, recently en duty in Indiana, parsed
through this city en their way te New
Yerk. Among them were Jehn C. New,
chairman of the Indiana state committee ;
cx-Scnater S. W. Dersey, of Arkansas;
Chaunccy I. Fillcy, of Missouri, and Gee.
C. Gnrham. Iu response te calls upon
them by a number of local politicians,
they .stepped upon the platform of the car,
while the train was in the depot and made
brief speeches, rejoicing in the prospects
of a solid North against the solid Seuth.
Cameren was called for but did net respond.
A party of about 200 Republican repeat
ers passed through this morning, some of
whom allege that they had voted as often
as 20 times in Indiana and Ohie. There
was ene car-lead of negre repeaters from
Philadelphia and Delaware.
SaloefKeal Estate.
Henry Shubcrt, auctioneer and real
estate agent, sold at public sale October
l., at the Leepard hotel. The property
bclengiuii te the estate of Henry Steigcr
walt deceased situated en the cast side of
Seuth Queen street, Ne. '!Co,te Gee. Hilkc,
for $1,5!)(J.
Hcrr and Stauffcr, real estate and insur
ance agents, have sold at private sale the
dwelling Ne. 28 North Lime street, belong
ing H. A. Wade, of Elizabcthtewn. te Miss
Ann Catherine Wiley for $4,100.
Meeting at Washington.
The Democratic meeting at Washington
borough last evening was very large. The
borough clubunifermed turned out and they
wcre headed by the Prospect band of Yerk
county, and the precession was a very fins
one. Gee. Dccg was chosen president of the
meeting, which was addressed at length by
G. W. Barten, esq., of Philadelphia, and
Jehn A. Ceylc, esq., of this city. In the
audience there was a great many ladies
who manifested much interests.
Races at the Park.
On Saluiday. November Cth, there will
be two races for Lancaster county horses
at the park. The first will be a trot for
horses that have no better record than
2 :.".. Premium, $.10, $23 te first, $13 te
second and $10 te third. The pacing race
is open te all county horses, and the pre
mium is $50, divided as in the trotting
race. The entries close at the Black Herse
hotel, November 4th.
Thieves In Mount Jey.
On Tuesday night R. T. Plummer's
hotel, in Mount Jey, was robbed of a seal
skin cap, blanket shawl and seme men's
clothing, it is supposed by a fellow "who
was selling toothpicks in town and put up
at the hotel for the night. The things
were thrown out of the window and car
ried by an accomplice. The parties were
traced te Marietta, where attempts were
made te sell some efthc stolen goods.
(Jrarter Sessions Court.
On Monday the October term of ad
journed quarter sessions court will com
mence. There are GO cases down en the
list for trial and among them are the fol fel fol
eowing: Lewis Sewers, mnrlcr; J. Milten
AUshler, violating election laws ; Win wit
lich ct nl. violating fish laws.
The Gunnins Scaen.
A great many sportsmen from this city
were out gunning yesterday and some of
them returned with plenty of game, in
cluding partridges and rabbits. Others
did net get anything and some of them
saw nothing te sheet at. Most of them
say that the weather is tee warm as yet.
IMtten by a Dee;.
A ten-year-old girl named Margie Mc
Donald, residing en Middle street, was
badly bitten in the calf of the leg this morn
ing by a deg. Dr. Wcsthaeffcr dressed
the wound.
Fourth Ward Ball.
Last evening the Fourth ward Hancock
club held their ball in Rethweiler's hall.
The attendance was very large and the
affair was a financial success.
Jesse Nye Ceaualttea ler Drunken and Dis
orderly Conduct.
Last evening Jesse Nye had a hearing
before Alderman Barr te answer a com
plaint of assault and battery preferred by
Frank Deman, and of drunkcu and disor
derly conduct preferred by Geerge F. Mil
ler. The complaint of assault was dis
missed, there being no evidence te sustain
it. In support of the charge of drunken
and disorderly conduct a great number of
witnesses were examined and there was
a geed deal of conflicting testimony. On
the part of the commonwealth David
Evans, W. R. F. Wilsen. C.H. Campbell,
Captain E. McMellan, W. S. Bums, Jehn
L. Killingcr, Frank Deman, Adam Pentz,
Parker Sbay, Geerge F. Miller, Henry
Hardy, Peter Vatter, and Willis B. Musscr,
swore that Nye was drunk and disorderly ;
that he interferrcd with the Republican'
proccssieu, en Friday night, the 8th inst.
at different points along the line ; first at
Seuth Queen and Vine strccts,and-again in
the neighborhood of West King and Maner;
that he waved a flag, and hurrahed for
Hancock; that he ran into the line of narade
and jostled the men, applying te them the
most offensive epithets ; that he evidently
wanted te raise a disturbance. Capt. Mc
Mcllen testified that some one caught his
herse by the head and tried te step the
parade, and David Evans testified that
the man who did se was Nye.
Fer the defense, Jesse Nye was called
and swore that he committed none of the
offenses charged against him, except that
be waved his flag and hurrahed for Han
cock ; he denied that he was drunk, but
admitted that he had been drinking. C.
A. Oblendcr, Jehn Herzeg, Jehn Kurtz,
Mrs. Ann 31. Sheid, Mrs. H. Swenk,
Samuel Musselman, Jehn Frick, narry
Shantz, all testified te Nye's geed charac
ter, and that they saw him hurrahing for
Hancock, but did net see him in any way
interfere with the line of parade, and from
their positions they thought they would
have seen him had he done se ; he was
noisy, but from his action and appcarance
they would net be willing te swear that he
was drunk. There was much hurrahing
and bad language used both by men en the
sidewalk and men in line.
J. L. Stcinmctz, esq., represented Mr.
Nye and Ed. K. Martin, esq., the prosecu
tion, both of whom made able speeches.
Alderman Barr said the case of drunken
and disorderly conduct had been made out.
Nye's conduct was such as might have led
te a disastrous fight,and as a deserved pun
ishment and warning te ethers he would
punish him te the full extent efthc law
30 days confinement at hard labor in the
Lancaster county prison.
The cases of several 0111618 accused of in
terfering with the Republican precession
will lie heard en Monday evening.
Rail) ins nt "LHnz In Geed Ferce and tioetl
The Democracy of Litilz and vicinity
held a geed meeting at the Lititz Springs
hotel last evening. The Manheim club
upon their arrival were escorted through
the village and made a fine show. There
wcre individuals and delegations present
from all the country around about and, by
the time the meeting organized the assem
blage was large and enthusiastic. Among
all the Democrats there was but ene opin
ion, that as the adverse result in Maine
stirred the Republicans te fresh and suc
cessful exertions, se the Indiana election
would euly arouse the Democracy of the
Union te the necessity of earnest work
te elect their candidate, whose success is
well assured in this event, since New
Yerk, New Jersey and Connecticut are
altogether safe for him, and " that settles
The meeting was organized with the fol
lowing officers :
President Isaac F. Bembcrgcr.
Vice Presidents Dr. I. II. Shank, Hiram
Kline. Chas. R. Kryder, Benj. Workman,
Michael Bair, Samuel Bembcrgcr, Jesse
Panucpackcr, sr., Jnsiah Suavely, Jehn
Secretaries II. C. Hull, L. B. Studcn Studcn
reth, Chas. Hackma'i, Milten Hallachcr,
F. B. Buch.
D. McMulIen and B. F. Davis, csqs.,
addressed the audience forcibly and at
length en the issues of the day. They
were attentively listened te and warmly
The Field Club.
On Monday afternoon the formal open
ing games of the Field club will take place
at McG rami's park, where for several
weeks past a force of twenty-five workmen
have been engaged in putting into proper
condition the space secured by the club for
its sports. The grounds have been thor
oughly fitted up and supplied with a full
equipment of out-deer games, and the
club management anticipate a successful
field day. The Harrisburg club has been
invited te participate in the exercises and
is expected te be represented en the occa
sion. It is particularly dcsirctl that these
persons who have net yet responded te the
invitation te connect with the club shall
give the matter their early attention, and
a full turnout of the club membership is
looked for en Monday.
Mrs. Reller's Death.
Mrs. Buller, who was killed by the cars
at Scheck's Mil Is yesterday, was the wife
of Geerge Buller and was 65 years of age.
The body was horribly mangled, the head
crushed te pieccs,and parts of the deceased
were scattered along the track.
Deputy Corener J. R. Windelpb was
summoned te the scene of the accident,
and after swearing in the requisite number
of jurors, a verdict was rendered "that
the deceased came te her death by being
run ever by the cars."
In Town.
Rev. Geerge Robinson, former pastor of
the Presbyterian church of this city, and
new chaplain in the United States army,
stationed at Fert Buferd, is in town, spend
ing his vacation, the tniest of Dr. Elder.
Te Rev. Robinson mere than any ether
single individual the establishment of the
mission chapel is due, and his many friends
will no doubt turn out in force te receive
him at the chapel te-morrow evening at
7:15 when he will occupy the pulpit for
Mr. Humes, the pastor.
Large Meeting at ISewinansville.
. A large and enthusiastic Democratic
meeting was held at Bowmansville last
evening. There was an immense torch
light precession and people were present
from all parts in the northern end of the
county. A large number from Berks
county, including many horsemen were
there. W. R. Wilsen and W. II. Reland,
csqs., of this city, and n. N. Mehlcr, esq.,
of Ephrata, made stirring speeches and J.
G. Garman, esq., of Rcamstewn, addressed
the meeting in German. There was plenty
of music and great enthusiasm.
Lancaster Prize Dantanis.
At the Burlington county fair, Mtllelly,
N. J., Lancaster was represented among
the exhibits by six pens of Chas E. Leng's
fine bantam fowls. They returned te-day
in geed condition, and Sir. Leng has been
advised by the superintendent of the poul
try department that he has been awarded
with strong competition five first class pre
miums, yielding quite a handsome sum iu
Hancock Apples.
Israel Kern, of Caernarvon, sends us
some specimen apples the bloom and beau
ty of which have net been marred by the
early Indiana frosts. The apple crop of
this year is unusaliy fine, and we have
seen many geed specimens of this greatest
of American fruits, but Mr. Kern's sam
ples " take the rag off the bash."