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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER FRIDAY OCTOBER 29 1880.
FRIDAY iEVENINO. OCT. 20, 1880.
The Philadelphia Republicans boldly
disregard Mr. Lincoln's maxim that it is
dangerous te swap horses while crossing
;i stream, in displacing Mr. Joel Cook
from their ticket : but probably they will
have geed reason te think les3 highly of
their wisdom after the election.
The notable thing about Mr. Cook's
withdrawal i.s that it was aet caused by
any suspicion of his lack of fitness for the
olliceef controller, nor by any charge
against his integrity. The fact is that
he would have made an excellent officer,
being a man of tine intelligence and un
sullied character. Te withdraw a can
didate whom il lielieves te be unfit would
be a very honest thing for a party te de,
however unwise; but te take from
the ticket a candidate who would make
a geed official, is justified neither in
honor or sense.
Mr. Cook retires at the request of the
parly leaders for the assigned reason that
a speech lie made seventeen years age is
distasteful te his Republican supporters.
It. was a political speech made during
wartimes, assailing the administration
and the management of the war. It was
a " damned spot" in Cook's record
which would net out. The voters would
net forgive i I and Cook, had te go. If
he had stolen anything or cemmitcd
perjury, or cheated at an election, or
been guilty of bribery or any ether of the
fashionable Republican offences, it would
net have caused the Republican mana
gers a moment's uneasiness. They would
net have feared that their disgusted
voters would otherwise bestow their bal bal
eots. Jiut te have offended against the
party seventeen years back was a dif
ferent matter entirely, a Republican
candidate must have a straight and clear
parly record te poll the full parly
. vole ; that is belter than virtue,
honesty and intelligence. This is
the lessen of Mr Cook's forced
withdrawal. The question with the Re
publican voter is net is he honest, Is he
capable," as some old feel once said it
should lie. with the voters of this repub
lic : ii is enough that he is a reliable par
tisan. T'p'.n tills idea of the Republi
can voter its managers are conducting
Ibis campaign. The presidential candi
date offered for Republican support is
deeply tainted with heinous offenses and
with a record for unscrupulous parti
sanship as liis sole recommendation. The
p-ir'y spirit of the Republican voters is
confidently expected te sustain him be
cause of his party fealty in spite of his
his moral tin pit ink-. Probably it will.
Ne doubt the Republican managers
knew their people. Rut surely they de
net knew them all. There must be some
whose party spirit yields te patriotism
and is subdued by honor.
The revelation which Mr. Cook's with
drawal se plainly exposes te the Repub
lican voters, of Philadelphia ought te
induce all of them .te vote against his
successor who havt any self respect, and
who desiiv te rebuke their attempted
domination by the three low politicians,
McManes, Leeds and Rewan, who have
undertaken te boss their party. The
fact that when he went 1e bed en Tues
day night, Ceek had net conceived the
thought of surrendering his candidacy
and that before theclese of the next day lie
been ordered te withdraw or provide the
money needed te buy the votes that
would elect him, ought net te present a
state of affairs pleasant for decent Re
publicans te cei. template. The result, of
the mane'iivrc must be disastrous te the
corrupt and shallow fellows who con
ceived il. It cannot be that such brazen
manipulation will net be resented by
enough respectable Republicans te make
The Twe Camliilales en Ceelie Laber.
Beth the Republican candidates for
president are new strongly committed te
the policy of supplying capitalists with
cheap Chinese labor. Garfield, who is
running for the lrm beginning March
4, lftsl, has made his position clear, net
only by the Merey letter, but by his
votes en the anti-Chinese bill, which was
vetoed by his friend Hayes. (J rant, who
is running for the term beginning March
4, I.nSi, and for all ether tennsduring
his natural life, in accordance with the
Ireaty of Menter, never allowed the
slightest misapprehension as te his opin
ions in favor of the Chinese. Since his
tour in the East he lias developed a seit
of Orient al craze. He saw the full value of
coolie labor te the American money
power in its coming conflicts with
American labor, and he did net hesitate
for a moment en which side te threw the
whole force of his inlluence. The work werk
ingiuen may as well understand new as
again what capitalists mean by the
'strong government"' they seek te es
tablish. Senater Sharen says unequivo
cally that it means ''grape and canister''1
for them when they associate together
te market their labor te the best advan
tage. It means the empire, with large
standing armies, te overawe the people,
when they resist the exactions of the
money power, whiehit is intended te set
ever them or grumble at the competition
of cheap imported labor.
Gahfikld's letter te Merey en the
Chinese question is se Garfieldisli in
style that any one acquainted with his
writings would recognize it without a
signature. It has all the marks of his
hand. It is marked ' personal and confi
dential,' which is just the sneaking way
he would give in his adhesion te the em
ployer against the man. It accords
with his veU-s, and with the
veto message el Mayes, who
inspired Charles Fester te set him
up at Chicago, it is also the doc
trine of Grant, te whom he recently sold
out the parly, and who i.s new running
alongside of him for the term begin
ning March e, IfS.". This method of
dealing with the Chinese question is
only tine card in the hand which the Im
perialists propose te play against Ameri
The ieeple who did net believe Beltz Beltz Beltz
lioever have a spasm of credulity that is
. The Republicans de net seem te want j
any mere of jneuey.
The legal examination into the Chi
nese letter publication has started in
with animation at Xew Yerk" and the
original of the-famous letter has been
confided te the custody of the Republi
can judge. There is likely te be plenty
of music in the air before the inquiry
closes if the prosecutors of it de net drop
it like a het potato. After Monday next
the desire of the defense te have Mr. Gar
field's presence can hardly le resisted
by him, and he ought te tender an im--mediate
apjiearance in answer te a tele
graphic summons. Rut he will net Ve
in haste te go en the stand.
Tin: Republicans de net like the sport
se much since the tiger has l.t-gun te
hunt the Frenchman.
Tin: enemy are
en the run. Keep
Mr. Themas Ilccnns M. P., arrived in
Xew Yerk yesterday.
Offenbach was fend of these German
dishes that tax the digestion most.
Sirs. Lincoln, widow of President
Lincoln, who arrived in New Yerk en
Wednesday from Europe, is quite siek at
the Clarenden hotel.
As was te be expected, in the freshman
class of Wcsleyan University, Middlctewn,
Connecticut, theie is a young married
The late Signer Blitz's talented grand
daughter, M.vitn: Vanzanet, is singing
through Europe with the greatest success,
and receiving the highest salaries.
Mr. ReuektJ. Rfhiiette, editor of the
Bualingten Jfinckeyc, is residing tempora
rily in Philadelphia, where is wife is re
ceiving treatment for imfiamni..tery rheu
matism. Miss Jkssii: Detchen, a sister of Adel
aide, the actress, new engaged at Wallack's
theatre, is in Philadelphia studying dent
istry. Miss Jessie Detchen, who is a charm
ing young girl of but seventeen years of
age, is said te show grc t skill in the pio pie pio
fessien she has chosen
A counterfeit $20 notcwif'the Indianapo
lis national bank, bearing the forged sig
nature of William II. Enei.isu, the Dem
ecratic nominee for vice president, was
passed upon Jehn Rauseher, saloon keeper,
.S00 North Frent street, Philadelphia, en
Wednesday. Yesterday Charles Miller,
of Ne. .VII North Frent street, was arrest
ed, charged with passing the counterfeit,
and was put under 1,000 bail by United
States Commissioner Phillips te answer at
Jii r what a vast amount of concern that
blue coat and these brass buttons of Han
cock's gave the Republican orators at the
court house !
CiAisi'iEi.n says the fellow who forged
the Chinese letter didn't knew hew te
spell but then Garfield e:ice spelled divi
dend " 1-e-a-n."
They have discovered that the Demo
cratic candidate for mayor of New Yerk
bored holes in his grandmother's coffin.
Many of his crimes arc as yet undiscovered
but there is a suspicion that he has been
a masked robber and a counterfeiter.
GAiiriKi.n and some of his staunchest
supporters are Cobden clubbers. When a
free trader steals the livery of protection
te serve his party in honest people ought
te rebuke the cowardly hypocrisy and an
nihilate the conspirators.
The Eric Herald is "authorized te say
that every mau who is discharged by his
Republican employer for voting tne Demo
cratic ticket, no matter what, his employ
ment may be, will be given a better situa
tion, at better wages, by better men. Scorn
the petty tyrants, Democrats ! (Je te the
polls like freemen, and vote like freemen
for Hancock and liberty."
A mm: chroine will be. awarded te the
person who can furnish the correct appli
cation of Mr. Brosius's funny anecdotes as
related by him last night. Most of
the people who heard them woke
up this morning with splitting head
aches superinduced by the exhausting
mental struggle endured in trying te find
the key. It is geed brain exercise te en
deavor te trace one of Breius's stories back
te the starting point.
EniTen Smith last night portrayed in
graphic style the dangers that menace the
country in tne event el lite election et a
Democratic president. Among t he pei its
he thus delineated was the ascendency of
the ideas of the Cobden eitib. Singularly
enough Mr. Smith neglected te inform his
audience that General Garfield is a mem
ber of this identical Cobden dub which
has among its objects the circulation of
free trade documents it fhe United States.
Geneuai. 'Plustki), governor-elect of
Maine, says that the Fusion ticket is sure
te win in that, state. He usually knows
what he is talking about, for when Maine's
friends were boasting loudest of carrying
the stale in September, General Plaisted
averred that no power en earth could keep
him out of the gubernatorial chair ; and
when the votes were counted it was found
that Gen. Plaisted was just about three
thirds right and Mr. Maine and his friends
just three thirds wrong. The Pine Tree
state will de her duty next Tuesday.
Meade, Reynolds, Themas and Kearney,
gallant soldiers that they were, Mr. Mar
tin, would every one of them were they
alive vote for their comrade-in-arms
General Hancock, the savieur of Gettys
burg, the here of Spettsylvania, Williams
burg, Celd Harber, the Wilderness and a
score of ether hard-fought battles in
which the valor of the superb soldier
spurred his men te deeds immortal. There
is mere than a suspicion that our eloquent
young friend threw in that remark a
his contribution te the " humors of the
The Size of It.
ridludclpldn North American, Hep.
The withdrawal from the political ticket
of a majority party, upon the very eve of
ciccnen, ei a candidate whose personal in
tegrity and entire competency te discharge
well and faithfully the duties of the posi
tion for which he has been named, is an
occurrence of mere than unusual charac
ter. Naturally it will be construed as a
demonstsatien of the fear of defeat and
as a recognition of the claims of the op
tiic Ticket by
The withdrawal of Joel Cook, the lie
publican candidate for city controller in
Philadelphia, as announced in our telo tele telo
grephic columns yesterday, was a genuine
political sensation and a surprise te many
of the parts managers. Mr. Cook says he
is impelled te this action by a desire for
unity in the party, the anti-administration
speech which he made during the war hav
ing excited the livliest resentment against
him among a large clement of the Repub
Te a reporter of the Times Mr. Cook
said: "The long and short of it is that
some of the political leaders requested me
te withdraw. I was sent for at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon te go around te the
gas office. I went, and there 1 met Mr.
McMancs, Mr. Leeds and Mr. Rewan, and
there for the first time the subject of my
withdrawal was mentioned te me. They
told me that they did net think I ceuid be
elected and advised me te withdraw. I
was myself inclined te think my election
doubtful, but as things had gene se far I
ought te stick. The condensation was of
a friendly character. They told me they
thought I ought te withdraw, but that if
I declined te de se they would still sup
port mc and de what they could te secure
my election. I told them that I thought I
ought net te decide one way or the ether
until after I had had a chance te
consult some of . my friends. By
my friends I meant my brothers. The
conference broke up with the understand
ing that I should consult my friends and
meet Mr. McMancs, Mr. Leeds and Mr.
Rewan again later in the evening. 1 saw
my brothers and at 9 o'clock I went back
te the gas office with my mind made up te
stand. I met the same three gentlemen,
and also A. C. Roberts, president of the
gas trust and receiver of. taxes, and we
had another long talk ever the situa
tion, the substauce of which was that
two alternatives were presented te me : J
must cither withdraw or a large sum of
money must be raised for corruption pur pur pur
poseseo control votes, make trades, etc.
a portion of which I must furnish. I
objected, but net boisterously, and told
them that I would take until morning te
let them knew my decision. My mind was
made up immediately. I came around te
the office and wrote the letter of with
drawal, which you have seen, and mailed
it te Mr. Rewan, se that he could get it
early in the morning.' This letter gave
the same reason for withdrawing that the
political leaders urged upon me for desh
in" mc te withdraw."
Mr. Rebert E. Pattison, the present con
troller and Democratic candidate for re
election, mere expresses surprise at Cook's
retirement, but the Democratic managers
generally arc in high glee. Chairman Lewis
C. f'assidy, of the Democratic campaign
committee, was radiant with smiles as he
remarked : "I think it shows that the ring
managers becams sensible of the weakness
of Cook's record and compelled him te
withdraw. I regard the substitution of
Harper Jeffries as of no consequence
whatever, "He is only a respectable figure-head,
used by the ring te preside at
public meetings. The change will net
have any material effect upon the local
ticket. The people will vote for Pattison,
net because he is Pattison, but in order te
reward a faithful public official."
Mr. E. Harper Jeffries, who was substi
tuted by the Republican committee, has
written a letter of acceptance.
WILLIAM It. (iRACi:.
His Kxphclt Denial of t!ie "Tribune's" r.Iali r.Iali
William R. Grace, the Democratic nom
inee for mayor of New Yerk, was found in
his private rooms at the Westminster ho
tel Wednesday evening. He said that the
Jribunc charges were a tissue of lalsehoerts
from beginning te end; that many of the
documents aud papers quoted were gar-
j bled and distorted se as te give rise te
i false impressions. He had never done
anything whatsoever in his career at Cal-
! lea, either as merchant or underwriter's
! agent, that was the slightest degree re-
prcneiisieie, jic was already engaged m
preparing a full and complete refutation
of this miserable array of slanders in
which he would answer falsehood with
facr, and in such a way as would
convince every fair-minded citizen of this
utter falsity of the charges against him.
He would prove three things : First, That
he was net in Peru in the years named in
the Tribune' charges; second, that he
never owned one dollar's worth in the ship
Mary, concerning which se much had been
said ; and third, that tha charge that
the New Yerk underwriters had
ever in any way intimated
that his agency was corrupt or inimical te
their interests was eeually unfounded
Seme of the charges against him were tee
silly te answer, and carried their own ref
utation with them. As te the ship Nereus,
which it was intimated had been sent te
sea by his connivance in a foundering con
dition, with the object of realizing en the
insurance, it was a sufficient answer te s.iy
that the ship at the very time had been
repaired at his own expense.
and was for. years afterward
employed by him in carrying cargoes.
The mean and underhanded way in which
the charges had been worked up ought
also te be considered. Fer ten days past
these people had been advertising in the
''personal " column of the Herald for in
dividuals whom they fancied could be in
duced te say or hint something derogatory
of him. "I just received te-day "' added
Mr. Grace, " a letter from a merchant of
high standing in Bosten which says that
sneaking inquiries of a similar sort wcie
being set en feet there with the hope of
getting held of some one who would in
sinuate something which, in the heat of a
partisan canvass, might be distorted te my
A Card Frem Chairmen Ilsmiiim.
New Yerk Truth.
The chairman of the national Democrat
ic committee has sent the following dis
patch in answer te au inquiry concerning
the arrest of Philp :
"The Republicans have arrested Philp
for criminal libel in writing the article ia
Truth, and notferlorg'mg Garfield's letter,
as they have telegraphed through the coun
try. The arrest is a device te break the
effort of the publication of Garfield's let
ter in favor of Chinese labor.
"William II. Baksi'm."
The object of the extraordinary and arbi
trary proceedings -in this ease is te get pos
session of the letter, because it is genuine.
The Latest Outrage.
Yeu are aware that I have been arrested
en a charge that involves the forging of
tue uarneid uiunese labor letter.
Yen are also aware that I did net forge
But the desperate politicians who have
unaeixaKeu tne aesperate tasK et proving
that I did have decided that all the powers
of the general government shall he em
ployed te convict a man of a crime which
he did net commit.
During the past few days I have been
threatened, cajoled, argued with, and "ap
proached." The object was te make mc
" confess " te what I never did.
Te my friends I have nothing te say.
They will knew hew te judge this case.
Te my enemies, I have te say that I shall
net forget them. Te the great public, be
fore whose gaze I have been displayed as
a forger, I have only te say that the tre
mendous principle involved as concerning
the people in this political persecution far
outweighs, in my own mind, all conse
quences that may befall
XlIS VKKSOXAL FRIENDS ATTEMPTING
TO 15RACE UP HIS WORD.
The Continuation at the Trial of On et. the
Editors or the New Yerk Troth"
for mi Alleged Libel en Uen-
-cral Garlield Seme Very
In the trial befere.Iudge Davis, in regard
te the alleged forged Garfield letter en
Chinese labor, Mr. Hart carac into
court at 7 minutes of 3 and
tendered au apology for being late,
saying that he had been delayed by an in
dictment in the state court for libel en
complaint of Marcus Cicere Stanley. He
then took the stand.
Mr. Hart produced the letter aud it was
marked for identification. Mr. Bell asked
for the envelope and Mr. Hart said he was
told te briug the letter only and it would
take five hours te get it. Mr. Hart then
premised te produce the envelope Fri
da at 10 o'clock.
Colonel A, F. Rockwell was called. IIe
testified that he purchased a copy of the
Washington Gazette when it first published
a f tic-simile copy of the Merey letter, and
compared it with letters in his possession
received from Garfield, and then thought
it a forgery. He communicated with Gar
field, and en a telegraphic request from
Henry E. Knox, came te New Yerk and
submitted te Colonel Bliss a dozen letters
he had received from Garfield, one of which
was chosen te compare exhibits and
facsimile copies of the Merey letter
with. The letter was chosen by Blis3, but
he did net knew it was picked out be
cause it resembled the letter of denial
from Garfield te Marshall Jewell, but
thought it was chosen because it was
nearest it in date. When shown the let
ter, lie examined it closely, and did net
think it Gaifielfl's writing, though there
was some resemblance. On cress-examination
he stated that he was assistant quar
termaster in the army, specially detailed
te take charge of the cemeteries : that his
present appointment was due te Garfield's
intere.it in him, he having been a class
mate of his, and that he was greatly in
debted te him.
Albert Dr.ggett.cx-sheriiTef Kings coun
ty, N. V., tcstificld that he knew
Pliilp for some years and he knew his
handwriting. On looking at the manu
script copy of the article published in
truth, entitled "Lying and Sticking te
it,"' he said it was in Philp's handwriting,
aud en comparing with tha Merey letter
he thought they were in the same hand
writing. He was a strong Republican and
had large sum wagered en Garfield's
.James McDerniclt iestifiedthat he knew
Philp intimately; was familiar with his
handwriting, ami in comparing Mercy's
letter with tiic exhibits, he. believed them
te be the same. He admitted having been
indicted for felonious assault, but was net
convicted, and stated that while reporter
of the Brooklyn Journal he had been sued
for 50,000 damages for libel.
Charles Heffman testified that he is em
ployed by Sareiiy, and photographed c
simile copies from the original, which was
given te Sareny by Hart.
Daaiel T. Ames, an expert, was called,
lie compared thefae-simile copy with ex
hibits written by Philp and with ene of
Garfield's letters, and declared the cioss ciess
ing of the "ts" and general formation
of loop--, pen shaves, spacing, general
slope and scope arc mere characteristic
of the writing in the exhibits than in
Garfield's letter. He stated that the
writing hi the exhibits and in the Merey
letter was the same. He was cress-examined
as te ether trials in which he had
been a witness, and his cress examination
will be concluded te-day. an adjeurnmnent
having been taken until 10 o'clock It
should bu- remembered that this is all r.r
P'lrfc testimony and that it will be ther-
centradieled ly experts in handwriting
and oilier witnesses.
C.AIti-'lr'Mt'.S NEW ALLY.
WIi:: Hi.; "licrald" tlieu-ht et Us Candi
date Seven Short. Years Age.
Frem .New Yerk Herald. Fclu-nary 20, 1ST.:.
Garfield is an Ohie lawyer and has been
fiv.i times iu Congress. He is chairman
of "appropriations," a, fitting committee.
He procured ten shares of Credit Mebilier
of O.ihes Ames, but having no ready cash
agreed te pay ler them out of tha divi
dends. Yet the sagacious Poland finds
that Garfield did net knew'at the time
of tiic investment, of his credit that the
speculation would pay. Guileless Gar
.v yecslble Constituency.
Xew Yerk Herald, March 2, 1S73.
The Republicans of Tnrnbull county,
O., have called upon Garfield, who repre
sents them iu Congress, te resign his seat,
m consequence of his voting for the back
piygrab. Perhaps a little of the tincture of
actuated theni in
N'cw Yerk Herald. March Hi, 1:57;:.
Congressman Garfield "rises te explain "
his vole en the back-pay grab, in a letter
te the Cincinnati Times. He says "he
does neb shirk any just measure of respon
sibility " for the vote he. gave. His con
stituency have just measured the extent of
that responsibility and found the result.
The sum of it is they request Mr. Garfield
te resign his seat.
Increased Salary and It.iek-l'ay Hills.
Yerk Herald. Oetehcr -.11, IS7S.
:? j f tlc Congressmen could vole
themselves $."i,00l) extra compensation, for
services already rendered for a stipulated
rciuuncratien, they could vote themselves
WO.OOO or :'rt00,00b. ::' - If there be
any back-pay Congressman mere con
temptible than his fellows it i.s he who has
attempted te escape responsibility by the
restoration of his plunder after he has be
come alarmed at the general indignation
called forth by the dishonorable law.
These representatives have proven their
willingness te share in tiic .back pay steal
if they were net tee cowardly te defy pub
lic sentiment. They have shown the in
stinct of the pickpocket without the cour
age of tins highwayman.
Xew Yerk Herald, October ."D, IS?.:.
If the geed men of the Republican party
mean te relerin their organization they
must de it, in the approaching Congress.
First, let. them kill Caisarism. Second,
let them say te Credit Mebilier congress
men like Dawes and Garfield, "Gentlemen,
you have been tried and found wanting
and cannot preside ever the committees of
ways and means and appropriations."
The first step towards reforms i.s the hard
est. These appointments will be the cru
cial test for Mr. Blaine.
A Oitesiien for Mr. Itlauie
Xew Yerk Herald October 3(1. 1873.
If Mr. Blaine means te be speaker and te
run ter the presidency he must seen de
cide one question, ' What will he de with
the Credit Mebilier members of the
Heuse V" Take Dawes and Mr. Garfield
instance. Dees he mean te give these two
dishonest representatives the chairman
ships of the two most important commit
Xew Yerk Herald. November, 2L, le.S.
'" " The Senate is already organ
ized. The Heuse will doubtlessly accom
plish its organization ou Monday, in tlm
re-election of Mr. Blaine as speaker, and
in cheesing again for the places they held,
most of tins officers of the last Congress.
But the Credit Mebilier scandal suggests
the propriety of a reconstruction of the
most important and responsible standing
committees of the Heuse.
Civil Committee Slaking.
New Yerk Herald, Dec. 6, IS73.
If Mr. Blaine went te work te appoint
the committees of the Heuse of Represen
tatives upon the principle of giving the
worst meii the best places, he has succeed
ed charmingly. Though the odor of the
Credit Mebilier exposures han:s about the
garments eDaacs'and Garfield, and Kelley
and Scofield, they retain their old places
the first as chairman of the ways and
means and leader of the Heuse, the second
as chairman of appropriations, the third
the second place en Dawes's committee.
and the last as chairman en naval affairs.
Cemment upon tin's action of the Speaker
is almost impossible, se base is the act. The
reputation of these men is ke soiled and le
smeared that te hear D.uccs and Garfield
talking virtue is much like listening te the
Evil One counseling sinners te pursue the
straight, narreil path.
the riiiLAurxriiiA i:iNi.
Attempts te Silcuce A I'ublic Speaker Wins
Denounced the ltiu lScnjnmin Harris
Urewster Speaks ,'Ilis Mind.
Philudclplua, Cor. X. V. Herald.
The popular revolt against the McMancs,
Rewan and Leeds Ring received a power
ful impulse last night by the passing refer
ence which Benjamin Harris Brewster,
one of the most, prominent lawyers of this
city, made in a political speech before a
Republican club in the First ward. His
few bold words put him at the front of the
popular movement, which the Herald fore
shadowed en September 1, and which dur
ing the next two months will convulse this
city. After narrating hew in crossing In
dependence square he had met a political
friend and lamented with him the dangers
of a solid Seuth. Mr. Brewster said he
turned away just in time te sec "a man
walking across the square who had lifted
himself up from obscurity until he had get
into office and made a great deal of money
out of it. I said, ' Thi-s is one of the peo
ple who are the cause of all this trouble.
The Republican party throughout the
country is infested with such fellows.
They get possession of power because the
body of the people don't cans for office.
There is a nest of these fellows in Phil
adelphia, who hn.vn tirnu'rlif: is w!
: we'll net
are. But never mind, said I.
talk about that new; we will wait until
November is gene, then we will settle
with these fellows.' " This parasrraph
was cheered te the echo showing the feel
ingot the Kepueliean audience.
A very interesting story has obtained
circulation throughout the ciry in reference
te this speech of Mr. Brewster, and your
correspondent is assured of the facts by au
eye witness, who was present and heard
the conversation. It is the most glaring
attempt at the coercion of a public speaker
which recent political ring domination has
rendered possible. As Mr. Brewster
walked up Chestnut street yesterday after
noon, he was followed by three, men, one
of whom i.s affiliated with, the ring, and en
his stepping into the '(vm office they en
tered after him. Having waited until lie
wrote a note the spokesman of the party
accosted Mr. Brewster and said :
" We are requested te ask you if the re
port be tiua that at the meeting in the
First ward wigwam te-night you intend te
denounce the Republican ring of the
The consternation of Mr. Brewster at the
unusual request was such that he asked
with great deliberation.
wliat you mean, sir '.'"
"We want te knew, ml-: h
intcndtodeso.it will dania
terribly in that secliea. We,
lV.usu i: ou
c the eartv
of that organization. :v.e lieii
"New I understand what ;
De you bcleiiir te the ring '.'
of your number docs, and I regard you all
as servants of that, vile organization. I
have been a lawyer iu this city nearly fifty
years and a political speaker mere than
forty years, but this is the first time any
attempt was ever made te er.creu mn or te
dictate what I should :av. 1 despise you
and your methods. If 1 speak at all new
I shall say just what I intended te, and
neither McMaue.: nor Rewan can prevent
Quite a crowd, had gathered by this time
in the Press counting room, anil the three
commissioners from the "as riii" office in
Seventh street took their depaiture. i
It is further alleged that .Mr. Hampton'
It. Larsen, wne was te preside at the
meeting, visited Mr. Brewster and finally
indnce.l him te reconsider his determination
te net attend the meeting. The results
was the appearance of the distinguished
lawyer and his prophetic words, which has
been literally the talk of town te-day. In
quiry as te the motive of the ring com
mittee's visit discloses the fact that a !
stormy interview took place net long age !
between Mr. Rewan ami Mr. Hrcwster, j
which ended in the latter showing the'
former the deer of his office. As Rewan !
left he said in the familiar way : " Well, i
what are you going te de abeuj: it '.'"
valiu: os.' a veir. ,
Seme important Ii)sfirical S'aets.
In 1824 a change of 100 voters in Mar. -!
land, 100 in Missouri and 703 in Ohie j
would have elected Audrey Jacksen, iu-'
stead of sending the decision te the Heuse '
of Representatives, where Adams was ;
made the president. '.
In 1S-1-1 Henry Clay was defeated by
small majorities. A change of 2,000 iii
New Yerk would have elected him. or
wiiii oe niore votes in ieuisiana and a;
change of 1,000 in Pennsylvania he would j
have had a majority ei the electoral cel- !
lege. In Indiana 210 mere votes would i
have given him the electoral vote of that '
In 184S nineteen electoral votes would
have elect oil Casr, instead of Tayler. Tay Tay
ler get these electoral votes by M:; major- !
ity in Deleware, 2,817 majority in Louisi- j
ana, and 2,7-12 majority iu Georgia. Or I
te place it ma different wav, he was elected
president iy only e,UtH) majority iu t'enn- ,
sylvania, by which he get the twenty-six
electoral votes of the state. A change of
a low mere than 1.300 votes would have tie- i
fcatcd him, and this in a total vote of :00-
052 would net have been difficult with such !
campaign managers as the politicians of te-
In 1830 James Buchanan - became presi
dent by a majority of only 2, -ISO ; of this
1,04:) was in Pennsylvania, and ,li in
Louisiana, the electoral votes of these two
states being given te him by these figures.
His plurality evcr'thc next highest, candi
date, however, was greater.
Of the closeness of the last presidential
election it is net. necessary te speak, as all
our readers are familiar with the fact that
by the employment of the most gigantic
Iraud of the century II ayes was
a majority in the electoral college of
The Orccnbackers Indorse Jeiik..
At a meeting of prominent Nationals,
including state anil county committeemen
and electors en the National ticket, held
at Han isburg yesterday, the subject of a
candidate for supreme judge wan fully dis
cussed. A telegram te Htm. Samuel Cal-
Vllt nrl?ruftw liim rid -- linn. Iw. ....:
nated, elicited the reply : "Under the sin-
guhr circumstances I will net be a cantll-
date." It was the the opinion ei the I
conference that it was tee near this close I
of the campaign te make a nomination. I
The question then arose as te the choice of i
v&v iniiiLi iiitii w iw iiii iiv; ; iii'iui-
the candidates of the two old mrties. mwl I
the conference came tothcunaniinouscoii tethcunaniinouscoii tothcunaniineuscoii
clusion te indorse Hen. Geerge A. Jenks.
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A private letter just received in liar-
risburg from a city in Indiana says : ,
"Indications new point strongly te a i
Democratic victory next Tuesday. Our
men arc working with a desperation be - -
tekening success. Ne stone will be
left unturned te give the state te Hancock.
Our October campaign was miserably man-
aged, but the lessen of the late election ;
has Waked UP Our PCOnlc te the necessity I
of organization and hard work."
1 iu:nens Democratic Meeting Speeches b
Kelly, Hewitt and Oiheis.
Monster Democratic ratification meet
ings were held in Tammany and Irving
halls. New Yerk city, last night. Resolu
tions were adopted denouncing tha frauds
perpetrated in Ohie and Indiana in the re
cent elections in theso states, and .likewise
condemning the unrighteous warfare that
has been instituted against Mr. Grace, the
Democratic candidate for mayor, because
of his religious belicfl
A feature of the occasion was the speech
of Jehn Kelly. The previous neise was
nothing compared te the demonstration
with which he was received. He prom prem
ised that New Yerk city would give Gen
eral Hancock 05,000 majority, said the
New Yerk Democracy was thorenghly
u'uitcd aud fighting shoulder te shoulder
for the success of the whole ticket, and
alter denouncing the sectarian crusade
against Mr. Grace, predicted the hitter's
election. Hen. AJiratn S. Hewitt also
spoke, severely arraigning Garfield for his
part in the Credit Mebilier. The speaking
was kept up till 11 o'clock from three
stands, and the entire demonstration was
an overwhelming success.
The Campaign in the State,
Among the speakers in the ene hundred
and mere Democratic mass meetings in all
partsef the state last night were Jehn T.
Hellhiaii, Montgomery Blair, Daniel E.
Sickles, Samuel F. Cary. Geerge B. Mc
ClcIIan, General W. W. Averill, Geerge W.
Julian, Horatio Seymour, Samuel J. Ran
dall, Francis Kcrnan, General Slocum, W. L.
Stengcrar.d ethers of national reputation.
The meetings throughout the state are re
ported as being very large and enthusiasm
and the Democrats mere than heretofore
are making them a feature of the campaign
There wci'e nearly forty meetings in New
Yerk and Brooklyn alone. The canvass
has become very lively and betli sides are
evidently very much in earnest.
AN IMPORTANT ARREST.
A Man Charged Willi Ileitis Concerned Inn
Number of Forgeries en Ranks Iu
Interior et the Ktate.
About six months age a man named Jehn
Flanagan war. taken into custody in Phil
adelphia, en the charge of passing forged
drafts and raised checks upon several Ca
nadian banks. He was extradited, and
afterwards positively identified by the
cashier of the Eastern township bank of
Shcrbroek. Several of his companions es
caped, but Flanagan upon trial at the re
cent term of court was convicted aud sen
tenced te a long term of imprisonment.
About the middle of last month, numerous
banks iu the interior of the state complained
of heavy losses by means of worthless
drafts. ( nc of these drafts for $S00 came
in the regular course of business from the
national bank of Alteena, Pa., te the
Mechanics national bank of Philadelphia,
but upon passing te New Yerk the forgery
was discovered, and the draft was return
ed. Among the ether victims arc the
Emlenton bank, of Emlenton, Venango
county, which is said te have cashed five
drafts for J.'iflO each, iu August last ; the
Altoeii'j savings fund society, the Hanover
J bank and first national bank of Hanover.
il whose losses are placed at $3.10, and
' :l bank at Yerk, Pa., which is said te
' "'ivc cashed a dratt ler irauu. All
el tf.ese lergcries are thought ey ti:e
police authorities te have been committed
by men who were iu Flanagan's company
during his Canadian exploits. Informa
tion concerning the forgeries was given te
Policeman Richard Kingsten of the Fourth
district, who yesterday arrested Win. J.
Phclau upon the charge of connection with
Phclau was arraigned at the Central sta
tion, and gave his residence as Ne. 124
Seuth Fifth street, and said he had been a
police officer and saloon keeper in Phila
delphia. Lieutenant Schrciber stated that
,?0 ll:ul received a despatch irem Alteena
! -"fating that one of the bank officers there
, ''uil start al once ter l'hiladelphia.
Phclau was committed in defalt of
ir,'i,.j00 bail for a further hearing en Men
thly afternoon next.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
.Mis. Gould, cashier of the " Ladies'
Deposit" at Bosten, has been admitted te
bail in $10,500.
Jacksen Greene, en trial at Little Reck,
for the killing of Benjamin Berland, was
Tt ' .-'" " " ....
fr m -, ,, -
1- I-Moere, an old citizen ei ( layten
,mity, Ga., was killed yesterday by
nemas J,etts, colored, in a quarrel aoeut
the proceeds of a sale of cotton. Betts was
Edward Dewers was killed and Michael
Wenu seriously injured by the caving in
of an embankment at Seventy-second
street and Second avenue, in New Yerk,
Mrs. .Margaret Piitt, aged 02 years,
committed suicide in Baltimore yesterday
morning, by cutting an artery in one el"
her arms. She had long sullered from
asthma, and frequently said she "would
commit suicide rather than die by sulfoca sulfeca
t ion from the disease."
While the crews of the licet iu Hampton
Reads were engaged in competitive drill
en Wednesday, shifting .sails, Daniel
Cieary, a seaman en the Alliance, fell te
the deck aud fractured his skull. He died
yesterday, aud was buried in the Hampton
The Pullman palace ear company have
placed en the Pennsylvania railroad two
sporting cars, one of which i.s named
"Davy Crockett" and the ether "Izaak
Walten." Beth are full-sized palace ears
with kitchen, timing and sleeping rooms,
The hunting car has a kennel, gnu room
mid private locker.
The body of Edward Fagan, aged :!.
years, who disappeared en the 9th hist.,
was found titrating in the East river, at
New Yerk, yesterday morning. There was
a bullet wound in the head. Fagan was a
somewhat notorious character, who gave
much trouble te the police. Frank Smith,
a boatman, of whom Fagan hired a row row
beat en the day of his disappearance, has
been arrested en suspicion.
A C'AMi'AIGX 7.iUKIIC.
The Heath of a AVIille Democrat at
Hands et Colored ICepubllean.
As a, Republican torchlight precession
was passing the corner eTOak and I) wight
streets, .New Haven, Conn., last evening,
a number of boys standing en the pave-
ment blew tin horns at the processienists.
This se enraged one of the members of a
colored company from Hartferd that he
struck one of the boys iu the face with a
torch, whereupon the boys took te their
neeis. several et the colored men pur
sued the boys and oncef thcin. a Hartferd
, negi e, v hose name has net yet heen learned,
fired a pisttd shot into the crowd. The
A'1". smicK "!l ""nve spectator named
f. 'cuuy, passing through his groin. He
"" ami vas set upon and severely
."eal"' bis jaw being broken. The doctor
in attendance says Sweeney -vvill die bcterc
eM&n? I" wounds are fatal. Sweeney
,"- . ..
"""X " "ciuecrat aim ins assailants
being colored men, thcre is much excite
ment ever the matter.
Want Their Wage.
Seventy-live Italian laborers en the Cane
Ced canal arrived in New Yerk yesterday
from Sandwich, Mass., te collect their
wages from the contractor for digging the
canal. Seventy laborers had arrived en
Wednesday, and mere arc expected every
day until the whele number, 450, are iu
New Yerk. The men tell a sad story of
their treatment. They were engaged
about a mouth age at 81 30 per day each,
the contractor te heard them afc ti stinn.
lated price." After working hard for a
month, when pay day came there was no
pay for them, and for a week or mere they
became a charge upon the authorities
et Sandwich. The amount due them is
Speech by Mr. C, E. Smith, or the "Ire,"
K. K. .Martin and Atariett Hrelus.
A large audience assembled at the court
house last night te hear 3Ir. C. E. Smith,
editor of the Philadelphia Press, discuss
the political situation from a Republican
Mr. Smith was conducted from the depot
te the court house by a delegation com
posed of members of the city Republican
clubs with a drum corps at the head of the
Mr. Smith was introduced te the audi
ence by 3Iajer A. C. Reineeld, in a few
complimentary remarks. He was received
with applause. After congratulating the
Republicans ou the result of the Ohie and
Indiana elections and the Democrats en the
tact that a whole day had passed without
producing another genuine letter from
Hancock or a forged ene from Garfield,
Mr. bmith took up the old war-crv,
declaring the Republicans te be patriots,
the Democrats trajters, the Republicans
for the Union and the Democrats against.
He. of course, forget te tell his hearers
that nearly all the great lighting gcucrals
of the Union army are working heart a nil
hand in behalf of Hancock, who shed his
bleed in defence of the Union Mr. Smith
professes te love se much. Mr. Smith
next took up the subject of the tariff,
but said nothing ou the subject
that has net been better said by
ether speakers during the campaign. Iii
claimed that the Republican party was
in favor of a protective tarilV iu face el the
fact that Garfield has always voted against
protection ; and he reiterated Grant's ut
terance that " a tariff for revenue only,
means free trade." in face of the fact
that it would he impossible te
collect any revenue from imports if
free trade existed. He said that,
"England asked Lancaster county te
unite with the Cobden club in securing
free trade." This reference te the Cob
den club, of which Garfield is a member,
was received with an ominous silence. Mr.
Smith next told his audience that England
raised $100,000,000 annually by a tariff ou
tea, coffee, spirits and wine, and that this
immense sum was raised without atlerding
one dollar of protection te English working
men. Mr. Smith might have added truth
fully (but he did net) that Garfield, the
Republican candidate for .Congress, is in
favor of raising revenue ou the English
plan ; that when the matter came up in
Congress, Mr. Garfield voted against
taking the tax oil' tea, cell'ec and salt', and
voted in furor of reducing the tax en im
ported iron. Mr. Smith next pitched vig
orously into the solid Seuth ; waved aloft
the ensanguined iinder-iiarnient : told the
story of Douglas cutting out the heart of
Bruce and carrying it through the cru
sades te the terror and discomfiture of the
Saracens, and suggested that, it would be
a geed thing for some Republican grave
robber te get the heart of Lincoln, seal it
up in a casket aud bear it aloft en a pole
in the van of the Republican crusaders
who arc engaged in the present political
war against the Seuth.
Mr. Smith told one geed yarn during his
harangue : He saitl a husband once went
te church ; his wife warned him net te
forget the preacher's text ; the text was,
"And an angel came down from heaven ami
took a coal from off the altar. " On re
turning home and being asked for the text,
the husband gave it thus : "And an fiijim
came down from New Haven, ami took the
colt-by the hind leg, instead of the halter."
This raised a laugh, which didn't subside
until the laughers get the application of
the story through their hair, namely that
the Indian represents the Republican par
ty,.that the eelt is one of Barnum's mules,
and that when the Indian begins te inter
view the mule's hind legs en Tuesriay
next, 'something will "drop."'
E. K. Martin, esq., was introduced after
Mr. Smith sat down and spoke for about
half an hour en the causes of the negre ex
odus from the Seuth te Kansas ami Indi
ana. He was followed by Marriett 15 resins,
esq., who, en being introduced, premised
te dismiss the audieuce with a "benedic
tion," but who spoke a full hour, receiv
ing the maledictions of many a peer fellow
who wanted te go home but was ashamed
te de se.
Democratic and ICepubllean Meetings.
A large and enthusiastic Democratic
meeting was held at Eagle hotel in Salis
bury en Thursday evening, Oct. 21st.
Music was furnished by the Cambridge
and Morgantown comet bauds. The
meeting was addressed byJehn Cavaiiaugh,
el'Chestcr county, and Jehn II. Deilaven,
of Lancaster county. There were at least
iiflO persons present.
The Republican meeting at Spring Gar Gar
den hotel en Tuesday evening, October
20th, in point of numbers, proved te be a
failure, as net evcr.230 persons were pres
ent, anil Salisbury itself beasts of having
100 club members. One of the principal
features of the parade, which consisted of
the Salisbury club (mostly boys), Lcaceck
club anil the Pioneer club of Salisbury,
numbering 12, was the presence of b'
ladies in line. They followed the proces preces
sion ou feet all through their march, ami
it will also be interesting te knew that
they were American sisters of African de
scent. Whether or net the party favor
female snfl'iage we have net been informed.
W. I). Weaver, the Buckeye Blacksmith,
and J. A. G roil did the speaking. It was
a very tame alfair all through and wound
up by the landlord cursing the whole
thing, a it appears that his expenses con
siderably overran his receipts. Se ended
Salisbury's long-talkcd-ef Republican
turnout. It was expected that at least
1,000 men would he in line but the ieep!e
went home sadly disappointed.
TlIK A7.IUMKMKNT SEASON
Kntertainnicnl.H te he Olven Next Menth.
Owing te the election the amusement
season closed in this city two weeks age.
It will net be opened until the 13th of
November. After that date, until the close
of the season, there will be a large number
of excellent companies, of different kinds,
visit us. The following are booked for
November l'lth, Bert Rinchart's home
minstrels entertainment by local talent.
13. " Deacon Crankctt," a new and
17. Fanny Davenport in Mis: Anna
Dickinsen's new p!av, "An American
IS ami 10. W.J. Thompson. " ElectiL-
Lights." Ibis is a variety company which
includes some of the strongest people in
the profession, including The Snydam
Brethers, Temmy Ilengler, Win. Henry
Rice, The Deckstatlers, Onlay Brethers,
Jcppe and Fannie Delane and many
20. Maud Granger in the new play enti
tled " Twe Nights in Reme.'
221 Hartley Campbell's company in
24. Annie Pixley, supported by Jehn
McDonough in "M'liss."
25. Fine dramatic company in the com cem
edy of ; Dr. Clyde.'
27. Rial fc Draper's pantomime com
pany. 30. Agnes Leenard awl dramatic com
pany. Zanfretta's pantomime troupe may also
be here during the month. Salsbusy's
Troubadours have changed their date ami
will be here later in the season, ilavcrly's
Georgia minstrels come early in January.
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