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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGEt('i:i. THURSDAY OCTOBER 21. 1880.,
TKDESDAY EVENING. .OCT. 21, 1880.
Axv person who "' " shall, with
the intent te influence or intimidate
fnicli elector te give his vote for any par
ticular candidate or candidates at such
election, give, offer or premise te give
uuch elector any eflice, place, appoint
ment or employment, or threaten such
elector with dismissal or discharge from
any eflice, place, appointment or employ
ment, public or private, then held by
Jiim, in case of his refusal te vote for
any particular candidate or candidates
at such election, the person se offending
Shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and,
en conviction, be sentenced te pay a fine
3iet exceeding five hundred dollars and
undergo an imprisonment net exceeding
two years. The law of Pennsylvania.
A Man te Be Rejected.
The Philadelphia Time publishes a
long list of cases in which Themas J.
J)avis, Republican candidate for district
attorney in this county, is charged with
having appropriated te his own use
moneys collected in his professional ca
pacity. The statement of these cases the
Tunc says it has from a Republican of
this county and it vouches for the truth
of the particulars given, which are sus
tained in large measure by the records of
our courts. As te the correctness of this
statement in all its details we cannot
certify. Very many cases of dereliction
run reported and of .some of them we
knew nothing. "With the facts in ethers
the public here lias long been mere or less
familiar: and there can be no question
of the substantial truth of the allega
tion made that Mr. Davis has repeatedly
misappropriated moneys professionally
received. It does net matter much
whether every item of offense that is
charged against him is absolutely true and
justly colored. Theie is a large enough
balance of fact te condemn him.
We have net taken held ourselves of
the.se allegations against Mr. Davis for
.several reasons. We have felt that the
duty of digging up this dirty mass of
matter against a lawyer who was en
dorsed by the bench and bar of Lancas
ter, notwithstanding his malpractice
was perfectly well known te all the mem
bers, did net devolve peculiarly upon us.
Mr. Davis has net only been held in the
embrace of a court which claimed te be
se careful of its honor as te disbar us for
simply charging that it was led by polit
ical prejudice te permit tile attorneys at
its bar te abuse its processes, but he has
b?en made the candidate for public pros
ecutor by lite Republic"" P"'15 which
has se heavy a majority in Lancaster
county aste render it entirely hopeless
that a Democratic newspaper could per
suade a majority of the voters te reject
Mr. Davis at the polls, it matters net
what have been his offenses. Our expe
rience is that the Republican voters will
swallow anything labeled Republican,
however putrescent, in preference te
aiivihing Democratic, however pure.
We knew that we would vainly expose
Mr. Davis's rettenness: our
would be represented te b
partisan falsehoods. Ner had we any
disposition te pull the chestnuts out of
the lire for :;m:fi weak-kneed Republicans
as recognized Davis's unfitness for the
place for which he is his party's candi
date, but feared te oppose him because
he is that candidate.
It ought net te b? hard te persuade
the Republicans of Lancaster county
that a man who gambles away hisclient's
moneys i.-, net the man te be district al al
terue;.. Vet it is certain that this per
suasion, if it shall accomplish anything,
must come from Republican lips. If
there arc enough Republican leaders in
the county with decency and courage te
teh their people te vote against the party
candidate, I hey may save their parly the
opprobrium of his election. The candi
date of the Democratic party is capable
and leputabie. The quest ion for the Re.
publicans of the county te decide is which
they will have. Fer the credit of the
county and of their parly they ought te
reject Davis. They have the whole re
sponsibility. Nene of the shame of the
elevation te office of se unlit a man as
Davis is shown te be can, of course, rest
outside the Republican party.
Mr. Garfield has declared in a let
ter of last January that employers "have
a right te buy labor where they can gel
it the cheapest;" which is true; but he
was net prepared te say that Chinese
immigration which was te provide this
cheap labor should be prohibited
until " our great manufacturing and
cirperale interests are considered in the
matter of labor.
This was written in
a Ic'.tr tejthe Employers Union at Lynn,
Massachusetts, which was endeavoring
te have workmen's strikes made a crim
inal offence ; and until they had things
fixed te their satisfaction Mr. Garfield
was net prepared te declare against Chi
nese cheap labor. These utterances
upon the part of a presidential can
didate seeking labor votes will net be
at all healthy for him : and it is net sur
prising that we have a telegram from
Mr. Garfield s home denying his author
ship of them. Ife is entitled te a sus
pension of opinion until he produces evi
dence that he is falsely charged. This
will be needed, for the original letter in
bis own handwriting is said te lie in the
pos.M'.sieii of a New Yerk journal.
Tin: Republican demonstration te-day
must have brcn a disappointment te its
project ei.-i. .since it did net come up te
the great parades of the past. This
county, with its enormous Republican
vole, is al way.-, able te pour out a great
mass of people, and when they de net
come the spirit is eeitainly wanting.
The display te-daj would have been
creditable te a county with smaller re
sources of men and money, but for the
great county of Lancaster it did net de
clare any great weight of Republican en
thusiasm. Fer a candidate' whom his
party only knew te his discredit they
did all that could he expected of them.
If they had had lilaine or Grant the
demonstration te-day would have been a
great affair ; for both of these men have
hesls m" admirers in the Old Guard, net
withstanding their sins. Fer Garfield
the real feeling is little belter than con--tempt
and the show te-day showed it.
"Anybody can see a canal beat and a
mule." Vide Chairman Cessna's long
cared specimen in te-day's parade, evident
ly designed te catch the fancy of the labor
ing men who according te that Republi
can chieftain, " vote through their eyes."'
"Ik we can thwart the infernal villiauy
of the south this time we may possibly
end it forever," says that pious organ, the
Philadelphia Bulletin, meaning that the
"infernal villiany" of voting the Demo
cratic ticket is what cannot be endured by
the Republican party.
Aptly enough, Schuyler Colfax comes
te the fore as a candidate for United States
senator from Indiana. The dishonored ex
vice president evidently regards the recent
Republican success in that state as a vin
dication of his own and Garfield's un
savory Credit Mebilier record. Novem
ber will reverse the verdict.
The vote at the Soldiers' Heme at Day
ton, Ohie, shows hew the wounded veter
ans feel en political questions. "We give
the official canvass en congressman :
McMahon. Dem 1,G0S
Schultr., Rep 1,310
Democratic majority 3S2
The influence of the officers' of the in
stitution was exerted against the Demo
cratic ticket, but the veterans steed firm
in their political faith.
Tin: Sixth Virginia district will reward
the herculean efforts te prevent the re-election
of Hen. Jehn Randelph Tucker te the
Forty-seventh Congress, that have just
been exposed, by returning that eloquent
and able representative te the seat he new
honors backed up by the largest majority
which he has yet been complimented by
an appreciative constituency. The scheme
te defeat this distinguished son of the Old
Dominion was being quietly engineered by
the Mahenc crowd, and was being liberally
aided by Pennsylvania money, in spite of
the fact that Mr. Tucker's effective labors
en the ways and means committee .have
been uniformly devoted te a tariff for rev
enue and the consequent protection te
home industries implied in that phrase.
The country will net be deprived of Mr
Tucker's liquid eloquence and conscien
tious labors by the schemes of contriving
politicians like Mahenc and his demagogue
Somkexi: discovered a U.ig lacking the
exact number of stars tleating from a
staff in a Virginia village. It was decor
ated with the names of Hancock and Eng
lish. and though its colors were the red, white
aim blue, frenzied. Republican fanatics
pointed at the emblem as the hated rebel
rag. It is admitted that the field wears
mere than the traditional eleven stars and
in no way does the ensign resemble the
stars and bars of the Confederacy. The
simple fact is that it hadn't quite enough
stars upon it te leprcsent every .state in
the Union, and all the descriptions that
have come te our notice appear te indicate
that the Hag was a rather clumsy home
made piece of work. Since, however, our i
Republican friends have become se par- '
ticular about the number of stars proper I
te be placed upon the American Hag, we
pleasantly advise the authorities of the
Fifth ward Garfield ehib in 'this city te
L carefully examine Ik handsome buutinz
they have hung before their hcadquai tcis
in the First want. The most rigid canvass
of the map of the United States fails te ic-
veal forty state:;, and that is the number i
of stars their otherwise patriotic emblem
wears. The curious looking object en the
banner in front of the Yeung Men's Re
publican club room, en East Kingsticet,
evidently designed te represent the Amer
ican s'.icld, though the lower portion of
the device is missing entirely, has seven
stars upon 1 he field, but se far from im
puting any treasonable motives te the dear
young men in thus defacing the national
emblem, we charitably presume that they
took this means of publicly signifying the
probable number of states they hope te
carry for Garfield.
Mrs. Lvi)i Maui.v Ciiimi, the well
known authoress, died yesterday at Way
land, Mass., aged seventy-eight.
Jesi;i'ii K. Emmkt, the comedian, was .
arrested in Albany en Tuesday for assault. I
and battery en his wife, who alleged te !
Justice Chile that he threatened te kill I
her and also himself, and also threatened
te burn his new barn, lie was a frightful
spectacle from mud, his clothing and face
being covered with it. He was sent te
What Dersey's l.ieiilciiauls Hid in Indiana.
Chicago Special. .
One of Senater Doisey's lieutenants has
returned from Indiana. He is jubilant:
his words fiew rapidly and he is confident
that the sun l ises in every state in the
Union upon his party. A New Yerk
World correspondent interviewed this over
"Are the Republicans through with In
diana?" asked the reporter.
" Well, tlicy ought te be. e whipped
you fellows bad enough te cripple
life, and there isn't much mere fei
for us te
de down there. Yeu Democrats under
estimated us. We had railroads. We had
the spotters. We held the hand. When
we came across a man who we thought
was a Democrat and possibly a repeater
we had him run into a police station and
locked up en a charge of carrying con
cealed weapons. Aet being able te catch
him attempting te repeat, it was the only
charge we could prefer against him.
I remember one case where some ircn-
tlcmcu from Kentucky came ever. We
had a very clerical looking individual who
had the air of a Democrat about him and
he went te the depot te welcome them. He
satisfied the gentlemen that he was a mem
ber of the Democratic committee and
shook hands all around and said lie regret
ted that the city was se crowded that they
would all have te occupy one room for the
night. He then conducted them te their
room, which turned out te be a cell in the
station house. We run in ' nigger ' Daw Daw
eon, of whom there has been se much said,
iu a similar manner. lie had net been
detected as a rejeatcr, bnt we knew he
carried a pistol. Yeu see we had some of
the slickest detectives from Baltimore.
New Yerk and Chicago, besides the United
States marshall. Our work was made
easier from the fact that our party was
Democrats were net nessiblv" 'is von iv' '
8Sttt iiTfc i
ncscssary te contend against such rascal-
jt ? "
JL- . ... .. . '
This faithful Hniifeitfinh Klitr-il fmtliei. I
railuiul lieutenant slated further
4lit Unrcnw Vlltlfl linu nn If. T(-.t- it. TAn. t
.Tersev and Arthmand Cernell wmil.l tab. !
Mw nf 1T.MV Vnrlr TTe Ktnn.1f,.,fl.,. O.n!
. nf ertv nvi T.wi;,., a m.LI
for the Republicans,
from Veteran Democrat Who Knows
A beat Indiana.
Letter Frem Hen. Benjamin Palton, Common
Pleas Judge In Allegheny Ceuuty
Thlrty Years Age.
mrKsvir.T.n, defiance ue., .,
October 18, 1SS0.
l'e the Demecrattc State Centred Committee
of Pennsylta'nia :
Our Democratic friends in Pennsylvania
and elsewhere at the East need net be at
all alarmed or discouraged about the re
sult of the late election in Indiana. I live
close te the Indiana line, and knew what is
going en in that state. Our friends there
are net in the least discenraged. It is true
they have been disappointed. But they
are new thoroughly aroused. They are
chafed partly by a consciousness of their
own mistakes, and partly by the gross
misrepresentations and corrupt means by
which their opponents carried the election.
The average majority of the Republicans
did net exceed 3,000. This our friends
will wipe out in November with a large
margin te spare. Frem the Ohie river te
Lake Michigan they are animated by one
determination, and that is te profit by
their own mistakes, te recover lest ground,
and te redeem the state. And, mark my
words, they will de it.
The object of-the constitutional amend
ments was te abolish the October election,
and they were carried by a large majority
of the votes cast. The action of the su
preme court, by which the amendments
were, en technical grounds, nullified, was
a mistake. It left Indiana an October
state. This enabled the Republican party
of the whole Union te concentrate their
vast resources of men and money in In
diana, and they expended net less than a
million of dollars te carry the state. This
game cannot be repeated in November.
There will then be a clear field and a fair
fight, and truth and justice will prevail.
In Ohie, with state pride and ether pew
erf ul appliances te back the Republican
party, the result was about the same as it
was last year, when Fester was elected
governor. Why should the result have
been se wildly different in Indiana ? The
reason is various. There were extraordi
nary aud corrupt means taken ; and these
measures cannot be repeated at the presi
Our friends in Indiana relied with tee
much confidence upon their strength and
piestigc, as developed at former elections.
Then their organization was very defec
tive, while that of their opponents was
perfect and complete. Seeing this, our
friends have gene te work and made their
organization thorough and searching. They
will have a committee of reliable men for
every square in every town and city, and
for every inhabited square mile. They
will scour the lists te find illegal voters in
the rural districts of the state. They
will personally visit and reason with
every doubtful voter, and every man of
Democratic antecedents. They will thus
in a quiet, bnt effective way, remove all
false impressions, aud explode the mons
trous falsehoods by which these impres
sions were created. Indiana is still a
Democratic state ; aud, the result in No
vember will prove it. Loek out for the
victorious result of the- most searching and
effective still hunt that ever occurred in
our political history.
Theso Grecnbackers, amounting te sev
eral thousand, who steed up for the in
tegrity of their own organization, their
own party ticket, while the rest deserted
them, are justly indignant. They feel that
i they have been sold out, duped and cheat-
en. lhey are swearing vengeance.
They have come te the conclusion that
they can but obtain it by acting with the
Democrats in November, and voting for
Hancock. Under any circumstances ilan-
! cock is stronger in Indiana by several
thousand voles than the state ticket was.
As a native of Pennsylvania, 1 leek l'er-
) ward with almost painful interest te the
J result in that state. 1 am all the time
asking myself the question, will she tamely
submit te the continued rule of the vam
pires, whose motto is "addition, division
and silence ," wiie have brought disgrace
upon her character, and have subjected
her te the scorn and contempt of honorable
men'.' Or is there still enough of slate
pride left among her citizens te stand up
for one of the noblest of her own sons, the
here whose courage and patriotism saved
her in the hour of her tribulation and trial,
and whose principles, as publicly proved,
are all in accordance with the interests el
her people ?
As te my predictions in regard te In
diaua, I may possibly deceive myself. Rut.
my old friends in Pennsylvania knew I
would net willingly deceive ethers.
flat licit! en the l.auer Problem.
Thcfollewiiig was published in Ti-uli !
Wednesday morning. The letter is aathen-1
tic. It is in General Garfield's handwrit
ing. Denial is worse than useless. It
should have the widest circulation among
.,. ijitvvf ;, lu iiiiiuiiiiue iiiu I lJII IIIJIIIJ.III
.,11 nl'icL'iit! ..i? 5f iiiiiiin(?1re fl... l?s,.itlil!...... '
hollewncss aud hypocrisy en the
question' through their chief.
(Signed) Wim.iam II. Bakni :
Personal and Confidential.
IIecsk ok Rkpukskntativks.
Washington-. D. C, Jan. 23d, 1SS0.
Dear Sir :
Yours in relation te the Chinese
problem came duly te hand.
I take it that the question of employees
is only a question of private and corporate
economy, and individuals or companies
have the right te buy labor where they
can get it cheapest.
We have a treaty with the Chinese gov
ernment, which should be religiously kept
until its previsions are abrogated by the
action of the general government, and 1
am net prepared te say that it. should be
abrogated until our great manufacturing
interests are conserved m the matter
labor. Very truly yours.
.1. A. Gaukiki.e.
II. L. Meney,
Employers' Union, Lynn, Mass.
The original letter of which the fore
going is a true copy, is in Truth's posses
sien. It was mailed at Washington by
the Republican candidate for president te
Henry L. Meray, a prominent member of
the Employers' Union, Lyun,Massehusctts.
At his death, which recently occurred, it.
was found among his effects.
The envelope enclosing it, the original
of which is also in TrutJCs possession, is
marked!'- personal, ' as caret nil v as t lie
letter itself is marked " personal and coir
l'iltshurgli I.catler, IJcp.
i The Leader does net "assume'' as the
j Commercial Oazclle falsely alleges, that
. "Wen. tiarhcld accepted 829 of dividends
; en Credit Mebilier stock from Oakcs
Ames." What we said was that the figures
l 329 "represented a transaction in the life
of the Republican caudidatc that he docs
I net glory in ;" as they most assuredly de.
; It is simply net true as the Gazette alleges,
I that " the testimony before the Poland
cuuiuiitiuc ueiiiiucLciy ueiuensiraicu me
falsity of Oakes Ames assertions" Had
it done se the Poland committee could
never have reported that "Garfield did
receive the stock ;" as they did. The fact
is the testimony "completely demon
strated " nothing except an irreconcilable
contradicted between the witnesses, which
aHewed T frie!Sls of .Geuc,i,1 G-?l(1'
?;"?!i"mfilvc,f Smn1t 0"rsclv?s. ,l K1
him the benefit of the doubt and te eon-
Gfllni t1llf ; 10 Inid natal linnnMldn An...l
Zr..;.' .7 . ..uuuMulu iccum
.!..-, Diiuuicui WUUIWC12U LIIU KUSIHCIOUS
circumstances. The fact remains, hew
0Ver tU:lt . n rfleld's OWI1 Sfalte
ment 10 case, he dallied with the
of buying it, borrowed
money from the man who had it te sell,
which should count "en the stock " if he
should conclude te buy it, and this consti
tutes though net a dishonest transaction,
nevertheless a "transaction net at all
creditable te him." and one which "he
doesn't glory in,' just as the Leader said.
vt e arc ler uarneid assuredly, out we will
net prevaricate or garble the records for
him even under the penalty of being
sneered at by an organ as a "professed
AX IMPORTANT" FMJPPEK.
And Ilnlsts the Name of Hancock aud
English, the Clorlens Leaders of
The Gcrmantewn Commercial, which has
heretofore supported Garfield and Ar
thur, in this week's issue takes down the
names of these candidates aud substitutes
these of Hancock and English. The edi
tor explains his course as fellows :
"When en the morning of the 12th of
May, ISfii, Gen. Hancock hurled his eager
forces en Jehnsen's division of Early's
corps, the surprise could net have been
relatively greater than will be the an
neunccmcut we make in this issue of the
Commercial, that henceforth its col
umns will be devoted te the maintenance
of the principles enunciated by the Dem
ocratic party at Cincinnati, aud imperson
ated in these glorious leaders, Hancock
" We have net reached this conclusion
without long and calm consideration, cal
culating the odds that are against us in
this . Republican stronghold. But after
the most patient thought and thorough ex
amination, we have concluded that the
welfare of our country, economy in our
public expenditures, the interests of labor
and capital, the growth of our manufactur
ing establishments, and, consequently, the
steady empleymnnt of our people in fact,
all our natienaljState and local concerns, can
best be subserved and protected by the
election of General Winficld Scott Han
cock and the defeat of James Abraham
"In arriving al this conclusion, we have
been materially, almost altogether, assisted
by thfc Republican party's own comments,
through their newspapers, and their con
ventions, and by committees of investiga
tion, in arriving at the point that Garfield
and Arthur arc entirely unfitted for the
place te which they have been nominated.
It is hardly necessary that we should
enumerate the clearly proven charges that
rest en Republican authority as against
their own nominees. The world knows of
them the world believes them and yet
we' arc expected te remain Mil the rank
sweat of their cuscamed bed,' and dally
with the proved dishonor of their candi
dates. We prefer te get out from between
the unclean sheets. We prefer te be
lieve that the congressional committce
of Congress, composed of Mr. Garfield's
own friends, told the truth when they
found him guilty as a bribe-taker and a
well-paid lobbyist of pavement jobs in
the District of Columbia; we prefer te
believe that President Hayes and Secretary
Sherman were just as truthful when they
denounced Arthur for his mal-administra-lien
of the New Yerk custom house, aud
dismissed him therefrem in disgrace.
Since the foundation of the government,
no two such disreputable candidates,
stamped with dishonor and venality,
, were ever presented for the suffrages of
i the American people, and surely it cannot
be possible that the people will ever pcr
I mit these hitherto pure aud exalted sta
I I ions te be dishonored by their election.
In gratefully saluting General Hancock,
, and extending te him and the principles
he represents our humble yet earnest snp-
pert, we feel that we arc in Ihe company
. of thousands of hitherto devoted Republi
cans, scattered ail ever tins land he se
bravely sljed his bleed te save. In grat
itude for his great and meritorious services,
acknowledged by a Republican Con
gress, and consecrated by the yearn
ings of millions of hearts who want te
sec him president, we arc for his elec
tion with all and mere than all .the ar
dor which we have hitherto unwittingly
bestowed en Garfield. Great as Hancock
is as a soldier, he has shown himself still
greater in the exercise of civil functions.
j Clothed with the iron power of a military
governor, he did net see "banditti" in peace
able citizens, bnt preferred te see in them
citizens loyal te the government he had de
fended lie gave the civi! power domin
ance in times of peace, and held as sacred
the great charter of civil liberty. He never
puts pen te paper without illustrating the
virtues that made Washington "first in
war, first in peace, and first in the hearts
of his countrymen." Who can say the
same of Garfield?"
ti:.Tii en Tin: deep.
The Leas ir I liu Alpena en Lake Michigan.
The excitement and suspense in Chicago
iiean which for three days have been hourly in in
aner j creasing respecting the fate of the Alpena,
changed te proieund sorrow en the part
of these whose friends were known or be
lieved te be en heard, when yesterday's
news net only failed te report her safety,
but announced the certainty of her de
struction. The offices of Goedrich
have been filled with mourn
ful faces. It is net deemed possi
ble that any one can have been saved from
the wreck. 1 lad a raft been made it could
hardly have lived live minutes amid the
fierce beating of the waves, and none pro
bably, will ever tell the story of the wreck.
Vcssclmcn believe she struck a rock some
where oil" the east shore and went te pieces
some distance from the beech. Theie is
much complaint of the laxity of the com
pany in having no list of passengers. The
list sent from Grand Haven is, of course,
only partial. The crew was thirtv strong
It is stated that when the vessel Ic'ft Musk
egen she had seventy passengers and at
Grand Haven she took five, mostly women.
Mr. Goedrich, however, thinks the pas
sengers did net exceed twenty-five or per
haps twenty in number.
Portions of the wreck continue te lleat
into Helland, Mich., the harbor, but no
bodies have drifted in. A beat of the Al
pena was found near Saugatuck. Rumer
says a Mr. Lyens, of Ycnturia, found a
bottle containing a list of the passengers
and crew of the Alpena, but the story
lacks confirmation. The body identified
last night as that of Mrs. Bradley, of Santa
' I Fe, is new believed te be that of an un-
Dispatches te the Goedrich line state
that another body was washed ashore near
Helland, Michigan, but was carried out te
sea by the undertow before it could be se
cured. The agents fully identify the
is being from the Aleena. Ne
ntclligencc has been received of the
schooner American which was out iu the
TEA AND COFFEE.
iiurficlil ami the Turin.
On the 7th of July. 1SC8, General Gar
field delivered a speech iu the Heuse of
Representatives, at Washington, in com
mittee of the whole, in which he indorsed
the tariff system of Great Britain, as fol fel
" Mr. Garfield : I desire te call the at
tention of the committee te two or three
points wMch have a bearing en this subject,
and te give the reason why I hope we will
net reduce the duty either en tea or coffee.
Iu the first place it is the genius of our
whole system, and the experience of the
government has approved it, that the best
way of raising revenue is te impose duties
en the fewest possible articles. Twenty
five years age in England there were mere
than 1,200 different articles en which dnty
was imposed, and new they have been se
reduced that upon five articles mere than
half the revenue of this country is col
lected. In England, in 18C5, $334,000,000
of revenue were raised, and of that sum
$189,000,000 were derived from five arti
cles, namely : fermented, malt and spiritu
ous liquors, and tea, coffee and tobacco, and
sugar in their various forms.
" I say that these five articles afforded
the government of Great Britain $189,000,
000 of its revenue, the total of which was
$354,000,000. Thus almost two-thirds of
the revenues were raised from five articles,
and two of the five were coffee and tea.
Twenty-two millions five hundred thous
and dollars were raised in Great Britain in
the year I860 en tea alone, and the con
sumption of that article is steadily increas
ing in that country. It is new twe.and
seventh-tenth pounds per capita of the pop
ulation, whereas in this country the con
sumption, though increasing, has reached
only one pound per capita. I say then that
we have no article which the experience of
all financial nations shows can better bear
the duty without reducing the consump
tion than tea. -
"Furthermore, this is one of the few ar
ticles en which we can levy a duty without
duplication of taxation and without di
rcctly involving ether interests. It is a sim
ple and plain question of revenues. There
isnoethcrarticle into which it enters as
an clement." Congressional Glebe, Part
IV., 1st Session, :597t Congress, pp. :1G57
3C38. Fer this speech Mr. Garfield was made
a member of the Cebden club, which is
new circulating free trade tracts through
out the United States.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Jeb Smith and Samuel Lenug, victims
of the explosion at Webb's mill, White
house station, Ya., died yesterday. Ames
McKenna, who was scalded, is in a danger
Dan Yerhecs, the Tall Sycamore of the
Wabash, was among the speakers at a
monster Democratic meeting in Clearfield
town yesterday. Gen. J. A. Stccdinau, of
Ohie, Senater Wallace, cx-Gev. Curtin
and ether eminent meu were present.
There being some doubt whether all the
ships intended for participation in the
naval review at Fortress Menree can be
put in complete readiness, by the 0th in
stant, the secretary of the navy has de
cided te defer the review te some time
hereafter te be fixed by him.
The country residence of Charles Baker,
four miles out of Baltimore, was burned
en Tuesday night. Seme valuable pic
tures and a few pieces of furniture alone
were saved. The less is about 30,000, en
which there is an insurance of $13,000 in
the Equitable of Baltimore.
A telegram from Mechanicsville, N. .).,
says : Werk was stepped yesterday at
Elder's mill, the lower Heur mill and
Piatt's mills at the lower falls because of
the insufficient supply of water consequent
upon the dreuth. One hundred hands are
thrown out of employment.
A verdict was reached iu New Yerk in
the case of Charles Dean, who sued Mrs.
Theresa P. Bell, the wife of a California
millionaire, for $3,000. Dean is the man
who went te Europe with Mrs. Bell as her
traveling companion. The jury found a
verdict of $1,200 for the plaintiff.
On Tuesday night Nyhart's mill, near
Marysville, was burned. The residence of
Messrs. Nyharr, and all the outbuildings,
also took lire from the mill aud, together
with the mill and all its machinery aud
contents, were entirely destroyed. The
entire less is estimated at $10,000, which
is partially covered by insurance. Con Con
sigeors of grain will also lese about $1,000,
upon which there is no insurance. The
fire is supposed te have originated from a
het journal in the second story.
Henry Hiinmclwrighr, of Sehujlkill
Haven, who was run ever 011 the Reading
railroad, near Spring Mill station, en
Tuesday, has died.
F. A. Palmer, residing at llelmeat sta
tion, employed as a watchman en the Phil
adclphia & Reading railroad, fell from a
train while coupling ears and was run
ever and instantly killed. The .body was
taken te his residence.
After deliberating for a day and a night,
E. S. Watsen, T. P. Rynder, of Altoeua,
and one or two ethers nominated Samuel
Calvin, of Ilellidaysburg. for supreme judg
en the Greenback ticket, in place of F. P.
Dewccs, resigned. The members of the
state committee were slew in responding
te the call of Chairman Watsen, and the
grave duty of making the nomination de
velved upon the gentlemen named above.
Hen. James Mosgrove, Democratic can
didate for Congress in the Twenty-fifth
district, was assaulted at Foxburg yester
day by his opponent, General Harry White.
It appears the latter made an assertion
which Mosgrove told him was net true
and that he had the unhappy faculty of
frequently making assertions of the same
kind. This stirred the general's ire and
he retaliated by striking 3Iusgrevc. By
standers interfered, but net before Mr.
Mosgrove get in a well-directed blew in
Yesterday Messrs. Henry Wolf, William
Balz, Martin Seiple and' Charles Beck
shouldered their guns and took the war
path in search of the festive rabbit, of
which they succeeded in bagging fifty
five in addition te a quantity of ether
game, the execution being done in the
neighborhood of QuaryviHc. The sports
men returned last evening iu high feather
ever their geed luck, and 'Mr. Wolf exhib
ited with special pride the boss bunny of
the let shot by himself. It was an enor
mous specimen of jack rabbit, measuring
twenty-four inches from the tip of his nose
te tip of tail, and with cars that for size
can only be adequately described as "im
mense." It was evidently a descendant of
the pair of large German hares imported
a year age by 3Ir. William Roehm, late of
the Schiller house, this city, but new of
Quarryvillc, and the extensive progeny of
which Mr. Roehm recently set at liberty.
Mr. Wolf describes his prize as a Hancock
The naturalization papers of following
person, all made citizens in due time te
vote at the coming election, arc at the
lNTEi,i.ir.xi'Kii eflice and should be called
for and lifted by the persons entitled te
I'uiif 11 Kki.lki:,
Aliened I'clonieus Assault anil Ha It try.
The wife of Jehn Bell, of Seuth Duke
street, who was hurt in some way in Cen
tre Square, en Friday, and who is new
lying in a dangerous condition, has brought
suit against Bernard Brccht, by whom she
alleges her husband was injured. Breclit
gave bail in the sum of $1,000 for a hear
ing. Died or ills Injunee.
Isaac Ruttcr, the boy who had his leg
badly crushed while a ttempting te get 011
a freight, train at Kinzer's station, en Tues
day of last week, died of his injuries this
morning at half past 3 o'clock, at his fa
ther's residence en East Vine street.
Went te Yurk.
This morning at. 11 o'clock ever 200 voters
belonging te the different wards of this city
and the Hancock clubs, left for Yerk te be
present at the great Democratic meeetiug,
which is being held there today.
MEETING AT MIDWAY.
The Democracy el the East Ead Aroused.
The Democratic meeting atM. B. Wcid
Icr's hotel, Midway, en the New Helland
turnpike, last night was one of the most
spirited, earnest and largely attended of
the campaign. Mr. Weidler and the Lea
cock Democracy khad been very active in
their preparations for it and success crown
ed their efforts. Early in the evening the
masses began te assemble and delegations
te come in from Ephrata, New Helland,
and all the surrounding county. The
Ephrata and New Helland clubs presented
an especially fine appearance, while the
arrival of some of the few bnt brave and
lej-al Democrats of the Lampeters, with
the Mt. Sidney band, created great enthu
siasm. Mr. Weidler's hotel was beautifully
decorated with flags and Chinese lanterns,
and the scene around the place of meeting
bespoke tne liveliest interest in the cam
The clubs and ether terchmen paraded
up and down the turnpike, and when the
meeting was organized J. Frank Reed,
esq., en taking the chair, made a brief
and stirring speech, which evoked applause.
He was followed by G. W. Barten,
of Philadelphia; B.- F. Davis and
Jehn A. Ceyle, esqs., of this city.
The glce club from Lancaster also added
largely te the interest of the occasion by
their humorous and patriotic ballads, and
when the meeting adjourned far into the
night these attending felt that they had
been at ene of the liveliest and most au
spicious Democratic rallies of the cam
paign. 111c loiiewiug is the complete erganiza
tien of the meeting :
President J. F. Reed.
Yicc Presidents Eli Baten, S. G. Lch
mcr, Elias Bard, J. F. Helten, Mark Con Cen
nell, Pierce Lesher, Gee. Sigel, James
Martin, Dr. Isaac C. Weidler, Henry Bar Bar
eon, Henry llestetter, Adam Swope, Gee.
Bear, Wm. Cramer. Gee. Yeust, Levi
Razer. Wm. Staire, Peter Heller, Martin
B. Weidler, Edwin Dillcr, Dr. Yundt,
Isaac Hull, Wm. Grimley, Wm.Elhnaker,
Isaac K. Mcarig, Barten Winters.
Secretaries. C. A. Landis, Milten
Weidler, Jacob Dnnwoedy, Franklin Har
pel, Gee. Dillcr, Jacob llaldeman, Jehn
Grubc, Samuel Decker, Israel Mearig, Gee.
Mcarig, Graybill Killian, Jacksen Cunning
ham, Frank Weidler, Washington Sim
mons, Michael Gress, Hiram Boek.
There were present 1,500 people and
three bands of music.
THE HANCOCK VETERANS.
Presentation Organization of Alere
Companies New Equipments.
Last evening a beautiful- American flag
was presented by the ladies of the Eighth
ward te Company C, Hancock 'Veterans.
Detachments of Companies A, B, C, and
D met at hc-jd-quartcrs, Centre square,
and marched in a body te the residence of
ex-High Constable Samuel Ilubcr, where
the presentation took place. Mr. Iluber's
residence was brilliantly illuminated,
and deceratcd with flags, streamers
and Chinese lanterns, as were most
of the houses en Derwart and Maner
streets, through which the veterans
marched before the presentation. Around
at Mr. llubct's the veterans were drawn
up in liue and Elim G. Snyder, Demo
cratic candidate for Assembly, iu the name
of the ladies of the Eighth ward, presented
the flag, taking occasion, in doing se, te
pay a high compliment te the patriotism
and valor of the veterans, who forsaking
the comforts of home had braved the dan
gers of the battlefield te upheld the integ
rity of the Union, and who under the lead
of Hancock aud his brave associates had
accomplished their mission. The flag was
received in behalf of the veterans by Lieut.
Cel. Geerge F. Springer, who, in a brief
but appropriate speech, premised that the
flag should be upheld and cherished by
himself and comrades with the same devo
tion with which they had cherished it en
After cheers for Hancock, the Union,
the ladies, aud the Old Eighth waid, the
veterans returned te their headquarter and
There will be a special meeting of the
Veterans at their headquarters en Friday
night, te assign te the several companies
these Veterans net yet assigned. The at
tendance of every unassigncd Veteran is
Theso of the Veterans who have net
yet been equipped can receive their equip
ments by calling at the headquarters in
MT. JO NEWS.
News from the NertlnvenT.
Our Ilvulur Correspondence.
Recently Dr. M. F. Harry, in company
with Miss L. Smoker, of Mount Jey, went
driving and while the doctor stepped te
visit a patient, leaving Miss Smoker in the
carriage, the horse, which was unhitched,
started off en the run. Miss Smoker at
tempted te jump from the buggy, but be
ing unable te clear it, she clung with one
arm around the front axle and the ether
one around the step. In this perilous po
sition she was dragged a distance of two
hundred yards, and, strange te say, escaped
without a scratch. The team sustained no
The Democrats of Mount Jey propose
holding a political meeting and torchlight
parade next Wednesday evening. Ar
rangements will be made te make the af
fair a success.
Just cast of the borough diphtheria pre
vails te an alarming extent ; big inroads
have been made in the attendance of the
The tobacco farmers arc waiting en damp
weather, when tobacco stripping will be
The Rebin Heed riding club, numbering
four ladies and gentlemen, were in town
last evening. They dined at the Red Lien.
It was announced that the " Buckeye
Blacksmith," Jehn Bear, would speak te
the Republicans en Thursday evening. A
detachment of the Garfield and Arthur
club, headed by the cornet band, was at
the train te meet him. Owing te sonic
bad arrangement he did net arrive and the
boys were disappointed.
On Wednesday evening a German aired
about fifty years, who was intoxicated,
fell in the bar-room of the La Pierre house
and fractured his skull. This morning his
condition is critical.
With boyish enthusiasm the Garfield
and Arthur club received their equip
ments, but new that they have been used
several times it has died. Ne mere than
a corporal's guard will be out te attend
the convention te day.
Between five aud six hundred excursion
tickets were sold for Lancaster at Mount
Jey this morning.
Court of Quarter Hciuii.
The whole of yesterday was taken up
with the argument in the case of cem'th
vs. William Spanglcr, Dawsen Spanglcr
and William Madlcn, who were charged
with violating a sepulchre. This morning
the jury returned a verdict of net guilty.
The only cases ready for trial this morn
ing were these in which the defendants
were absent. Attachments were placed in
the hands of the sheriff and court adjourn
ed until te-morrow evening.
Cut In the Head.
About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon as
workmen were engaged putting up frame
work for the decoration of the front of J.
R. Reyer's confectionery store, one of
them accidentally let fall a hatchet which
struck upon the head a commercial agent
named Charles Hill, of Philadelphia, who
was passing at the time, the hatchet cut
ting through his hat and making a fearful
gash in his head, rendering him for a time
unconscious. He was able te retnra te
Philadelphia this morning.
AT TOM DAVIS.
TUB KfcrUltLICAN CANDIDATE
l'revcn UnUt Ter District Attorney.
In 187C certain tavern keepers employed
Themas J. Davis te procure their licenses
from the county treasurer's office, for
which they paid him the license fee of 30
each, aggregating $300. He lifted the
licenses, giving the clerk his own check iu
payment, requesting that it should net be
presented at bank for a few days, as his
bank account was short, although his
clients had paid him the money for this
specific purpose. The check was never
paid and frequent demands for the money,
were met by various excuses. The treas
urer wrote te the innkeepers, who replied
that they had paid Davis. The sum of
$150 was eventually collected en a note
given by Davis te a third party and in
dorsed by a friend, and transferred by the
third party te the treasurer ; but net un
til the note had been renewed, a second
renewal refused and the inderscr sued.
The balance dun the treasurer is still un
paid and the inderscr has a contingent in
terest in Davis's election. In this case the
clients get value for their money, but it
was a species el sharp practice en official
confidence in professional integrity which
carries its own moral.
Hew a Peer tllrl Lest iler Patrimony.
Frances E. Hess, a miner daughter of
Jehn M. Hess, had inherited a sum of mo
ney from her grandfather's estate, which
was in the bauds of Christian Geed, her
guardian. Geed filed an account iu 1S7K,
showing the share of Miss Hess in his
hands te be about $1,900. Before the
ward became of age Geed died and Casper
Hiller became his executer. In 1878 Hess
get his daughter's consent te use some of
this money. He accordingly applied te
Themas J. Davis, who get Rebert A. Ev
ans te advance the money and take a trans
fer of the legacy from Miss Hess, who was
thou of age, Hess premising te give her
from time te time what money she wanted.
Davis drew the whole sum and paid Jehn
M. Hess at various times about $700 and
Frances Hess at different times $'J0. The
balance he appropriated te his own use.
He new claims that he borrowed the mo
ney from Miss IIcss's father aud refuses te
pay it ever te her. This claim is still in
the hands of an attorney. It is a peculiarly
hard ease, as the young lady, in conse
quence of the wrong done hcr.is obliged te
earn her living, notwithstanding she is iu
One Transaction wlih-li Ought te End Ii.
In the spring of 1878 Jacob Stott pur
chased from Silas Wright his lease, good
will and fixtures et the "Grape hotel."
The agreement was written and
ready te be signed and a day appointed
for the parties te meet and consummate
the transfer by payment of the money and
signing the papers. Before the time ap
pointed Themas J. Davis called en Mr.
Stott and represented that the money
ought te paid ever at once or Wright
would back out, and induced Stott te place
the money (upward el'$l,000) in his hands
te pay ever te Wright. Ne sooner
had Davis received the money than he
took the train for New Ycrk and went te
a gambling house iu that city and lest
every dollar of the money. When he was
threatened with cxposure,ene of his clients,
Eli Eshlcmau, advanced him part of the
money, and a prominent member of the
bar, at whose office the money was te have
been paid, at Davis's urgent solicitation te
save bun from exposure and ruin, went te
New Yerk and succeeded iu persuading
the keeper of the gambling house te give
him back the amount still lacking, which
was about $700. I have related this dis
graceful proceeding in as mild a form as
the naked facts will permit. If all the de
tails were given it would be still mere
damaging. s -
A Cane That is 1'laiu t'.neuli.
Samuel Bruckhart employed Themas .1.
Davis te collect some money. Davis col
lected $1,200, which he failed te pay ever
te Mr. Bruckhart en' demand, and finally,
te save exposure and disgrace, he agreed
that if Mr. B. would lend him $300 in ad
dition te his claim he would secure the
$l,fi00by giving his wife's mortgage en
her separate real estate. This mortgage
is recorded in the recorder's eflice of Lan
caster county, in Mortgage Boek Ne. 32,
On the 3d of April, 1879, the assignee of
Christian Binkley and wife paid te Themas
J. Davis, as attorney for Herr is Brenner,
nut the balance et 133.84 has never been
paid te Herr & Brenner and i new in the
hands of a lawyer for collection.
On the (Mi of Febrnary, 1880, the audi
tor's report in the assigned estate of Diller
and Greff was presented and confirmed
nisi. Themas J. Davis appeared before
the auditors for Jehn W. Kaby and pre
sented his claim against said cstatcamouut cstatcameuut
ing te $."517.71, en which a dividend was
declared or $00.93, and paid te Themas J.
Davis. This claim is also in the hands of
an attorney for collection.
Commission and Expenses Ketalnetl.
Jeseph Armstrong was the assignee of
the assigned estate of William Hccps :
account presented and confirmed nisiMarch
15, 1880. Purchase money of real estate
was iid te The.". J. Davis, hi which were
included accountant's commissions and ex
penses of settling assigned estate, which
commissions and some of the expenses
have been demanded of him by these en
titled te them, but have net been paid, un
less very recently.
In the case of Heir & Brenner vs. Jehn
Kendig (mechanics' lien for $179) Thes.
J. Davis entered satisfaction 011 the lien
about a year age. Herr, the surviving
partner, says he was never authorized te
de se, and he did net knew satisfaction
had been entered until a few days age.
This claim has been placed in the hands
of an attorney for collection, along with
their ether claim in the Binkley estate.
Alaking I'rolessienal Dishonor l'ay Tribute
te Political Promotion.
The last case I shall present under the
head of legal disqualification is a striking
illustration of the methods of our local
"bosses" in procuring a nomination
against the honest Republican voters. Iu
this case they actually made the pro
fessional turpitude of their candidate pay
tribute te his political advancement.
Jehn K. Rehrcr, a respectable citizen of
the Sporting Hill election district, had ;.
claim for $150 te collect, which lie placed
in the hands of Themas J. Davis, te whom
he had been introduced by a friend
and neighbor who is prominent in con
trolling the politics of his district. Davis
collected the money, but failed te pay it
ever en demand. Mr. Rohrer's friend,
considering himself under a seit of moral
obligation te help him secure his money,
accepted a preposition from the Davis
"bosses" that they would endorse his note
for the amount, 011 condition that the vote
of the district, be given te Davis instead of
Adam J. Eberly, one of the opposing can
didates, who was considered naturally
strong in that district, it being in the vi
cinity of his old home. The result was
that Davis received 47 votes and Eberly 0,
and the note was paid after the primary.
About neon Jacob S. Peacock, who had
been iu the parade, was riding a horse
along East King street. When near the
Exchange hotel the animal slipped and
fell en the Belgian blocks. Mr. Peacock
was thrown off but net injured. The horse
was badly bruised.
uwauiuui ijiii.i.), niMUJKiaeiieii 01 JUUg
ment Ne. 3, of October term, 1878, and
costs. The costs ($13.21) have been paid.
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