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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 1880.
TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 2, 1880.
- Tkc Momentous Decision.
A beautiful day we have for our great
election, and no excuse remains te any
citizen te stay from the polls. Every
one will vote, and every one ought te ;
for it is a great privilege, as it is a great
responsibility. It is safe te say that.the
majority of the voters will net cast an
intplliwnt ami dispassionate ballet. In
our view,' no one of these who will vote
for Garfield can de se ; while many of
these who vote ler Hancock will be mere
strongly moved by prejudice than
reason. Possibly it is only an accident
which enables us te justify te our
judgment and conscience the vote
we give te Hancock; possibly and
even probably, we would have voted
for our party, even though we had known
that it presented the worst candidates.
Men se readily deceive themselves, and
find reasons for following their feeling
rather than their judgment, that it
would nui be safe, for us, who vote for
Hancock te-day, knowing that we
are right, te say that we would
net have voted the Democratic
ticket anyway, though fearing that
we were wrong ; se that we cannot
cast .stones at our Republican brethren
te-day who prefer Garfield te Hancock,
notwithstanding there does seem te be
no chance whatever el disputing the su
perior merit of the Democratic nominee.
We write without intent 10 influence
voles new that the election is ever, .and
feeling as calm as a summer morning
ever the result. We knew that the best
man will win if it is the order of Provi
dence that this republic shall live and
prosier; if that is net the order then we
may hav eGarfield. If he is elected it will
be a sign te all of us Democrats as well as
Republicans for the one is as much in
terested as the ether in the welfare of our
country te set our houses in order and
prepared for a decided change in our po
litical institutions. A people that is se
unfaithful te its charge and untrue te
itself, as te elect, te the chief magistracy
a man who is under se black suspicion
of moral weakness, is in a lit condition
submit te the subversion of its lib
erty. Certainly we cannot elect
such a man as Garfield te the
presidency and deserve te be free.
Oh! but he is a geed man, say his Re
publican supporters, and you slander
him ! These who say this simply prov prev
the lack of their intelligence and the
strength of their prejudices : for the rec
ord against Mr. Garfield lays him under
such grievous suspicion of falsehood, per
jury and subserviency, that it should bar
him from receiving the votes of the peo
ple, even as though he had been proved
guilty; for we cannot afford te run the
risk of such a man. Our common sense
tells us that, we ought net te give the
benefit of a doubt te a candidate for high
office, as we de te an accused criminal ;
we are entitled te take the benefit of this
te ourselves; and te require te be as
sured te a reasonable degree of certainty
of the honesty and capacity of these
who aspire te Ik our .servants.
Are thesij who vote for .Garfield thus
assured V Can they lay their hands upon
their hearts and say se ? If they can
what of their intelligence and what of
their conscience ? Let the future an
swer ; as it will, in direful tones, should
the great calamity of Garfield's election
befall us. We consider it a calamity,
because of the indication it affords of
the fact that the reeple are controlled
absolutely by their prejudices and their
passion; as well the intelligent as the
ignorant, for if he. is elected it must be
by the intelligent Republican voter who
has thought tee much of his party te
sacrifice its present success te its future
strength and the present geed of the na
tion. We de net believe that any such
trouble is coming upon us, for we de
net see why the foundations of the re
public should thus be caused te crumble.
The fierce rule of party must be broken
if it is teb: preserved. We must feel
that it is possible te wrest the govern
ment from the hands of these who, en
trenched in p-nver. have abused their
trust. If this Republican party, which
has once stolen the presidency and put
in the presidency a man who received
hundreds of thousands less than a ma
jority of the popular vote, by rea
son of its ability te cheat the
party net in power out of the
electoral vote of two states; which has
during twenty-live years of power com
mitted crime after crime against the
people : and which new culminates its
audacity by demanding the election of
a man whose character is fearfully open
te reproach ; it the party is retained in
control of the government the people can
fairly expect te be deprived for the future
of some of the rights they show se little
vigilance in watchingand preserving; elec
tions will heroine still mere but a record
of the will of the government's officers;
thestates will become the creatures of the
federal power; the power of money
will wield the country and the liberty of
the people will be crushed under the
heavy weight of corporation monopoly ;
until the day of revolution comes and
the fabric is turned again right side up.
Frem all of which we pray deliverance ;
but all of which is sure sooner, or later,
te come if the people de net display the
will and the ability te delect and correct
the impositions upon them in their incip
iency. They have a chance new te clean
their. house; if t'iry don't take it they
may haave te burn it down te purify it.
We believe they will take it, but if they
don't we have the consolation of know
ing that we can stand the dance of death
they invite as well as any of them.
Demeckats, the advices of te-day's
Times from the se cijllcl " debatable "
stales indicate that Hancock has mere
than an even chance of carrying Xew
Yerk, Xew Jersey. Connecticut, Xew
Hampshire, Maine, California and In
diana. A full poll in Pennsylvania is all
that is wanted te cany Hancock's
native state. Hunt up the laggards.
Demttii is pledged te support Parden
Mill Quay for United States senator.
On With tbe Sew Lere.
The young Ulysses has speedily found
consolation for the less i.f the fair Eleed
te whom but a little while age he was
engaged te be married, while new al
ready he is married te another. We
greatly fear that the young Ulysses shook
the fair Floed, who was reported at the
time te have sacked him because of his
naughtiness. There is no teliing just
hew it was, but it is clear that the young
Ulysses either has no heart te speak of,
or has one which is very readily repair
ed, or else that it was never very badly
broken. Anyhow he seems te be
a culpably swift young man te
be en with a new love te the
very jumping off place of matrimony
before the old was fairly cold. But there
may have been peculiar circumstances
which in this case froze up the young
man's ardor with unusual speed ; or he
may have felt that he needed quick con
solation for the less of all these millions
He is a chip of the old block who wants
a presidency, but will take the best of
the kind he can get. The young I lysses
has done well in finding another only
daughter of a silver miner te slnile upon
him, and he was wise te cover her into
possession quickly, lest she tee might
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Bk calm te-night and de net be un
duly elated or depressed with the early
news, or better still, be content that you
have done your part towards defending
the right and go te bed. The news will
keep till merning: and you won't have
Jin. English and Senater McDonald
telegraph that we may leek for geed
news from Indiana te-night. They are
in splendid heart and confident of victory.
Ge AND VOTK.
Remkmkkr Gettysburg! Hancock
fought for the Union and Lengslreet
against it ! Longstreet has been given a
fat office by the Republicans. Elect
Hancock and he will be removed.
If the Republicans secure the Penn
sylvania Legislature the ring candidate,
M. S. Quay, will be elected United States
senator. Vete for Elim G. Snyder, and
defeat Quay's friend, Harry Deniuth.
Rkaiiek, have you voted ? If you
have net, go te the polls at once; and
cast jour ballet for the Hancock electoral
ticket and for the full Democratic state,
county and judicia rv tickets.
Rememiieu ; a vote for Harry Demuth
is :: v:te for M. S. Quay, the notorious
pardon broker for United States senator.
Demuth is pledged te vote for him.
Vete for David McMullen for district
attorney and defeat Tem Davis, who is
declared by his own party te le dishonest
and unfit for the office.
The Republican game of bluff in the
betting is designed te frighten timid
Democrats. But it won't win.
Remember Chicamauga ! Rosecrans
is for Hancock. Longstreet. for Gar
field. Vete for Hancock and an undivided
If you have net voted, vote for' Han
cock ; and se vote for your country.
Vete for Hancock and virtue.
Vete for Hancock and liberty.
Vete for Hancock and independence.
This country needs te be started
straight once mere.
We want a genuine house cleaning.
Vete for Elim G. Snyder.
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Get out every vote !
A mill introduced in the Vermont Leg
islature forbids running raih nad trains or
locomotives en Sunday.
Miss Van, the new prima dmuia, is de
scribed as a. graceful and handsome per
son with a great deal of golden hair, a fair
complexion and expressive dark eyes.
A vf.p.v old man voted three times at
Washington, Ind., in the recent state elec
tion. On his trial it was convincingly
shown that, though sober, he had been se
carried away by excitement :is te forget
that he had already voted.
Elections Lave been wen and le.t by a
single vote. This paragraph may reach
the eye of some Democrat who has failed
te avail himself of his privilege of the
franchise. If that is se, go new and vote
for Hancock, Zu'cMullcn. Snyder and the
full Democratic ticket.
It is announced that the American
Bible revision committee have finished
their revision of the English version of
the New Testament, and transmitted the
result te England. The British commit
tee will meet this month for final action,
and it is expected that the Oxford and
Cambridge presses will issue the revised
New Testament in February next. The
Old Testament will net be ready for pub
licatien for nearly three years.
The smallest bell of Cologne cathedral
received a few months age serious injury.
It was taken down and sent te Gesse's
foundry at Dresden te be recast. It had
been originally cast in 1418, and had al
ready been recast twice. The court organ
ist say that the tone is new perfect. There
are three ether bells. One is the great'
" Kaisergleckc," the chief ingredients of
whose metal come from the French cannon
taken at Sedan. The two ethers arc com
The fact that the Earl of Bcssboreugh,
a strong Tery and a large landholder in
Ireland, has joined the Irish Land League
jnst as the Gladstone government is threat
ening the prosecution of members of the
league may indicate two things : first, that
he desires te protect his own interests by
seeking fellowship with these who might
menace them if he were hostile ; and, scc scc
end,that the Tery party finds it expedient
te try te make political capital by pretend
ing te champion the cause of the Irish new
that they arc assailed by a Liberal govern
On account of the great increase in
transatlantic trade, several of the transat
lantic steamship companies arc adding te
the number of their vessels, and two new
companies have been already projected.
The Cunard company has entered into
contracts for the construction of three
new and powerful ships. One of these, te
be called the Aurania, is te be of steel, of
7,000 tens burden, and of 8,300-herse
power. Tbe ethers are te be called the
Pavonia and Ccphalenia, and tire te be re
spectively of 5,000 and 4,300 tens burden.
One of the new lines, the Monarch, has
already put one ship en the seas, the
Assyrian Monarch. It sailed last week
from Londen for New Yerk. Of course
there are no American ocean steamers
building. Republican rule long age
stepped that, and a few en the ocean arc
Mr. and Mrs. Langtry have given up
their house in Londen. Mrs. Langtry is
living in Jersey.
Makie Vanzandt, the American singer,
has made her reappearance in Paris at the
Mrs. BcnxAKD, who shortly will become
the wife of Senater McDonald, of In liana,
is divorced from a former husband, who
has since married again.
At the Highlaud ball at the Prince of
Wales' seat, Abergeldie, the Queen danced
a reel with her son, Lord Fife and the
Princess Irene of Hesse, the first, red she
had danced for years.
Mr. Tennyson, who has been spending
the autumn at his place en the Hampshire
Downs, near naslerecrc, is te remain in
Londen till he gees te Farringferd for the
spring and early summer.
One of the eldest Democrats who votes
te-day is Jehn Bctixett, of Oconee coun
ty, Seuth Carolina. He was born one
hundred and five years age and cast his
first vote in Edgefield county, Seuth Caro
lina, in the year 1800.
Miss Jane -Skunk, grand-daughter of
Judge Black, and Lieut. Evans, uf the
regular army, will be married in Pitts
burgh en November 11th. and will start at
once for their future home in Arizona.
The wedding will take place in St. Jehn's
church, and there will be six bridesmaids.
Mis. Fillmore, the widow of the late
ex-president, is dangerously ill with par
alysis at her home in Buffalo. She was
attacked a week age, and one side was
rendered powerless, and speech nearly
destroyed. She is scarcely expected te ie ie
cever. The late E. D. Mansfield was buried
iu Spring Greve cemetery, Cincinnati, en
Friday. The ball-bearers were Rufus
King, Alex. II. McGufiey, Elliet II. Pen
dleten, Jehn Kcnuctt, Themas Wrightson,
T. J. Perry, Jeseph Kinscy, and Richaid
An English journal mentions in a breath
less manner that "Mile. Beknhaiiit, or
dered 130 pairs of gloves for her American
tour. They arc of undressed kid, of the
Meusquetairc style, with three buttons at
the wrist, but of a length equivalent te a
thirty button gleve, and cost 18fr. a
New that the old bitterness against.
Russia which was rampant in England a
couple of years age, is nearly dead, the
Duchess of EDiNMcnr.ir, who is one of the
most accomplished and highly educated
princesses in Europe, has been received
with something mere than the respectful
toleration femcrly conceded te her, even
by the court.
Colonel James G. Faiu, of Nevada, is of
Irish birth and is forty-nine years old.
While a boy he lived in Illinois and at
eighteen went te California and in time be
came a superintendent of mines. In addi
tion te his fortune made from the Big
Bonanza mines he owns nearly a hundred
acres in various parts of San Francisce.
He suffers from rheumatism. He is of
medium height and heavy, with a large
beard streaked with gray.
A Meileru .IIiKcr.
A case was heard recently in the Shef
field county court (En g.,) in the course of
which some extraordinary revelations were
made respecting the conduct of a very
penurious and wealth' old man named
Buxton toward his bride whom he married
a short time before his death. The action
was brought against Buxton's executers
by a Scotch draper named Kevan, te re
cover.'7 "is for goods supplied. Up te the
time of his death Buxton lived in the
neighborhood of Sheffield, and died worth
40,000, beside a quautity of
freehold property. His wife was
formerly his housekeeper, at which
time she was receiving from him only 10
per anmtm. When he made her an offer
of marriage he was Cfi years of age and
she only 30. On their wedding day the
husband provided, a dinner of beans and
bacon. On the marriage day Mrs. Buxton
gave her husband between 20 and 0,
this being money which she had saved.
She subsequently discovered that he
went te the savings bank and drew out
what money she had there. He only al
lowed her Is Cd a week for pin-money,
and she was consequently obliged te get
articles of clothing for herself and her hus
band upon credit. His honor, in giving
judgment in favor of the claim, said the
case was one which ought never te have
been defended. The executers should have
paid the money instead of allowing the
testator's name te be held up te infamy,
as would new be the case. Here was a
man who had died worth 40,000, and yet
he takes 20 from his housekeeper when
he marries her, and afterwards puts into
his own pockets her savings which she had
planed in the bank. He gave judgment
for the plaintiff with costs.
Air. Hurlbert Claims a Mnjerlty el iir,,tMO
Special Dispatch te tlic Times.
Accepting as accurate the most careful
Republican estimate of assumed Republi
can majorities in diflfinrrnt-. nnrlc nf tlm
State at the election to-meriow, it remains
clear that with the ether Democratic ma
jerities te be expected in the interior and
with a Democratic majority of 75,000 in
New Yerk city and Brooklyn, the state
will co for Hancock by net less than
25,000 votes. There is no indication in
either of these cities that either will fail te
poll its full Democratic vote, and nothing
but such a failure here can give this state
te the Republicans.
W. II. Hcblbkkt, World. Dem".
Jehn Kelly Say the Republican Cl.-iims nrc
u Game uf Urag. I
New Yerk, November 1. The Repnb
lican claims arc simply a game of brag.
The city will undoubtedly give from fifty
five te sixty thousand majority. The big
betting is only te frighten' voters. It is a
weak invention of the enemy.
THE CHINESE LETTER.
Mr. Hewitt's Reasons for Thinking tbe Sig
nature is Garfield's.
Te TnE Editeb or the Sqx Sir : In
your issue of te-day yea say: ''Mr.
Hewitt, according te the reports, and cer
tainly according te his own acts, persists
in his asseveration that he believes the
Chinese letter attributed te Gen. Garfield
te be genuine. Will Mr. Hewitt give a
reason for the faith that is in him ?'
This reason I gave at length in my
speech at Irving hall en Thursday night.
Your reporter was present and took it
down, as I knew, because he asked me a
question in regard te it ; but for some
reason, you did net sec fit te publish that
portion of my remarks. A copy of these
remarks was, moreover, furnished te your
reporter last night at Terrace Garden. I
new append a third copy, containing the
explanation you ask for.
New, if you have the patience, I will ex
plain te you the exact extent and the na
ture of my statements in regard te this
alleged forged letter and my connection
with it. On Wednesday last I was te
sneak at Chiekeiing hall. Iu the morn
ing, when I went te the national commit
tee rooms, a copy of a newspaper was
handed te me containing a printed letter
signed James A. Garfield and addressed te
II. L. Mercy. I read it. I never heard of
it before or saw it before. Nobody con
nected with the national committee knew
anything about it. It came out as any
letter may be published te-morrow morn
ing en any subject in any paper. I was
asked what I thought et it. Well. I read
it and said : ' It sounds Iike Mr. Garfield.
It is his style, and, mere than that, it is in
full accord with his votes upon the Chi
nese question. But," said I, "I knew noth
ing abeutthe letter.' Then someone came
and said, "but the original letter exists."
"Ah," I said, " Shew "ine the original let
ter : I will leek at it." It was brought te
me. I examined it. The signature seemed
te me that of Gen. Garfield a signature
with which I was perfectly familiar. I
said te the man who showed it te me, "I
think the signature is genuine. As te the
body of the letter I de net think t is the
handwring of Gen. Garfield. I think it
was written by his clerk or amanuensis.'
Subsequently, before I had made up my
mind even te refer te it, I hunted up the
letters that I had received fram Gen. Gar
field. 1 have three letters written three
days apart, from him, and all a little prier
te the date el the Mercy letter. I took
the letters and compared them with the
photograph of the original letter, be
cause, in the meantime, the original let
ter had been taken awav. New I
defy anybody, taking theso three signa
ture and comparing them with the signa-
ture of the Merey letter, te come te any
, ether conclusion than that that signature
! is genuine. I believed it then, I believe it
new. I want te recall te you what I said,
because the Republican newspapers have
taken the trouble te misrepresent the tacts,
: and I want you te see hew cautions I was
i After reading the letter, I said: "Seme
; people may incline te pronounce this letter
a forgery." I have seen it ; I am familiar
i with Gen. Garfield's signature ; I have
compared it with his letters in my posscs pesscs
, mew, and I have no doubt that it is genu
i ine. If it be a forgery, it is the work of
' a consummate ailist. But if I thought,
after examination, there was the slightest
; doubt of its authenticity, I should net
refer toil." I de net think it is a very
; serious thing for a man te say that, en
I comparison, he thinks a signature is genu
' inc. On the contrary, if I had net said
' se, I should have been untrue te niy con
! Tiie signature, as well as the body of
the letter, may be forged, but iu passing
..judgment en the signature, in the absence
' of any suspicions indications in the body
! of the letter, I could only be governed by
1 my belief, and belief is net a voluntary
j act, but is the result of evidence, which in
, this case consisted of the undoubted sira
I ilaiity of the signature te Gen. Garfield's
( genuine autographs in my possession.
There way, indeed, one point of difference
which only .seemed te confirm my belief in
i the authenticity of the signature. In the
three letters in m ' possession the letter
" i" in the last syllabic is deited. In one
. of them there is no dot at all. In the Mo Me
j rev letter the dot is ever the "r" in the
I first syllable. The reference in my mmd
was that the. dot had been placed there
I either by accidental dropping of the ink or
, by a hasty movement el" the pen. If it
j had been a forgery, it seemed te me that
' the forger would have carefully avoided
j such an error. The Hei, was, therefore,
I confirmatory evidence in forming my judg
ment. ey;, as te the spelling of the word
i "eempanys" iu the body of the letter.
Having concluded that the body of the let-
! tnr was iu the handwriting of an anianncn-
were two out of the three letters in
my possession, l attached no importance te
i the .spelling. But if I had thought that
i the letter was in Gen. Garfield's haud
! writing, the error in spelling would net
have made any impression te the contrary,
because in one of the sentences in Gen.
Garfield's letter te me, written in his own
hand and net by an amanuensis, he spells
"pedigree" "pedidrcc," turning the let
ter "g" into the letter "d."
I have answered your question mere at
length than would have been otherwise
necessary ; first, because I wish you and
the public te have the full grounds of my
opinion as te the signature ; and, secondly,
because I think that the criticism en me iu
the Republican papers has been most un
just and uncalled for. My belief may be
crrone'jus, and the signature may be a
forgery : but until it is demonstrated te be
se, I cannot honestly change a judgment
formed after careful comparison of his sig
natures. ' Oct, 30, 1SS0. Aisuam S. Hewitt.
'ills: CHINESE I'ltOliLGM.
j Kililei- rlillp DtMiies ttie Authorship el the
(aineiti cnincse Letter,
in the trial against Philp for havhig
written the Garfield Chinese letter Hen.
Abram S. Hewitt yesterday testified that
j he thought the letter was iu Gen. Gar
j field's writing, with which he is familiar.
! Ku u ward Philp was called and testified :
j The Merey envelope and letter which I
held in my hand was net written by mc
net a word, dot or comma ; 1 first saw
them en the afternoon of the day en
which the facsimile was first, published ;
the manuscript of the article "Lying and
Sticking te It " is in my handwriting ; I
had seen ihe facsimile before I wrote the
article, which I believed then and believe
new te be genuine ; I wrote the article
because I thought the letter was injurious
te the public welfare and should be se
stigmatized ; I spell the plural ofcempany-
' companies; the testimony et Daggett
that I dented ever having writ ten. this ar
ticle is untrue ; I de net think he would
swear false, but he is mistaken.
Cress-examined. First saw the original
letter as I stated iu my direct examination.
I was sick at this time with inflammation
of the eyes. I had an intimation of it
the previous day. My editorial was net
published en the same day with the first
publication. I distinctly swear te that.
It could net be, as I am positive the article
was net written until after I saw the letter.
The information I received from the pub
lisher was the foundation for an article
under the head of " What Truth Would
Like te Knew."' I wrote the squib, "If
Menter, Ohie, was net the home of. a
natural born liar." I am net certain if I
saw the .photograph before I wrote the
aiticlc. I have written the names of
DickeiiF, Thaekery and ethers for amuse
ment. Have written Sheriff Daggett's
name te an order for a hat merely out of
inn. lie was present at the time.. I have
uever signed any name with the intention
Adjourned until Thursday morning.
ACl davit or the Mau "Who Says He Saw the
Letter ami Several Letters from .Mr.
tiarlleld Iu JHurej-'it l'essts.-liin.
The text of the affidavit, referred te ic
yesterday's Intelligence!:, te the identity
of II. L. Mercy and te his receipt of a let
ter en Chinese cheap labor from General
Garfield, is as fellows :
'Stale of Maryland, CUy of Cut.tbertc.id.
"Rebert Lindsay, being first duly
sworn en oath, says that he resides in tbe
city of Cumberland aforesaid; that he is
personally acquainted with Henry L.
Merey, whom he first met in 1874, and
since at Lewell and Lynn, in the state of
JIassachusetts, also iu Bosten and iu Phil
adelphia ; that said Mercy has frequently
spoken te deponent upon the subject of
cheap labor, ami that in Bosten en or
about the fourth day of February, 1SS0,
said Mercy showed te deponent several let
ters from prominent individuals relating te
the subject of cheap labor ; that three of
said letters were from James A.. Garfield,
and deponent further swears that ene of
the letters, then and there shown te him
by said Heniy L. Merey, was the identical
se-calicd, Chinese letter which :s new a
matter of public coiitrevcsy, or at least
the weids were the same as expressed in
said letter, and that he recognizes the eu
graving and photograph of the said letter
as being the photograph of the letter shown
him by said Merey en the said fourth day
of February. That said Merey expressed
a determination te go from Uosten te New
Orleans, and dcpuiicnt s-ays he has net
seen him since.
This affidavit was sent te the Democrat
ic national commiltce by W. II. Pi ice,
chairman of the Democratic central com
mittee of Allegheny county, Mil., and Mr.
Lindsay is en his way te testify in the
The following despatch in reference te
the signature of the Merey letter was re
ceived last evening :
" Canten. O., November 1. One of the
alleged reasons for sayinir that the signa
ture of General Garfield totlie Mer ey gut
ter is forged, is that the dot is ever the V
instead of the 'i.' New, when General
Garfield was in attendance at the Soldiers'
and Sailors' reunion held at Canten, Sep
tember, 1. aiinmbcr.ef young ladies of our
city who waited en the tables took some
of the weed an plates and went around get
ting the autographs of the distinguished
guests present. Among them was a
daughter of Mr. Jeseph Frent, of our city,
who procured the signature of General
Garfield among ethers. It is written .7.
A. Garfield' with the dot ever the ' r" in
stead of the 'i? as in the Merey letter.
The plate has been seen by a number of
citizens, who pronenncc the signature the
same as that attached te the Meicy letter.
The eniy difference perceptible is that the
'J ' en the plate is sharp sit the top, which
was caused by piebabiy being written en
the rounding of the flange of the plate.
" A. McGnrrJOn, Editor Devierral."
j The Il'iitity of aiorey nml tlie Anilici.ii
cily of iLu UhlncJi: inciter i'revcil.
Ni:w Yerk. October IS. 18S0.
Dhai: Sir : In administering en the ef
fects of the late Henry L. Mercy, I found
the enclosed letter, which I send te you
with the accompanying card which was
sent te me hi Lynn by semebtdy ia this
city as an answer 1 hereto.
I am of the opinion that there never has
been in this country for a hundred ye.trr?
such a thing as ' fioe trade." There is
net much danger of it new ; we have ;i
I am I inly ynur.-f.
Jen:: W. Goedail,
of Ln:. Tdass.
An l:.lr:ierl!ii:iry Case el" Rurlnry ami Kc.
tltutien in n Xcn; KnIam; Village.
A strange story of robbery and restitu
tion comes from the town of Lcdyaid en
the Thames river, Conn. Abent the mid
die of the month burglars entered tiie
country scat of Captain II. M. Randall, a
prosperous resident of that town, and stelo
15,000 of United States government bends
and ether securities. Captain Randall's
residence is a wide, breezy, old-fashioned
farm house. It is en the Norwich read,
and is a mile north of the village of Gale's
Ferry ; the nearest dwelling is that of Jehn
Watsen, twenty roils away. Just before
the robbery Captain Randall and his wife
sailed for New Yerk in the captain's large
three-masted schooner, the llcttie V. Kel
sey. Mrs. Randall returded te her home
a week later, leaving her husband in New
Yerk. During the ubsencc of the
family the house was left iu charge of
Mrs. Randall's father, an elderly gentle
man, and his sister. At no time in the
absence of Mrs. Randall were the suspi
cious of the occupants of the house
aroused. On one day only d'.d they leave
the dwelling unoccupied. As seen ar. Mrs.
Randall had retained she discovered that
the large private desk of the captain had
been opened and its contents disturbed.
She found that ever.il savings ba'ik
books, government bends, Atlantic in
surance company's scrip registered in
Hartferd, and ether papers, among
which were notes of large amounts,
had been taken. Mr. Randall telegraphed
that payment be stepped en the bends.
Captain Randall was apprised of tiie rob
bery by telegraph, and he placed the eis
in the hands of a detective, who set: te
work with official zeal and sagacity. In
ether weids. he m. alt no M egress and no
A few days age, en a bright autumnal
morning, Mrs. Randal! was chatting about
tha robbery with a lady friend en the
lawn in front of her house. The
doers and many of the windows were
open. When Mrs. Randall enmf out of
the house no one was left within. Every
thing inside was in its usual position. A
quarter of an hour later she returned te
the dwelling. An errand led her te the
room in which was the desi: of the Captain
Her astonishment maybe imagined afc dis
covering thu box containing the missing
securities en a btaud near the desk. She
eagerly opened it, and her surprise was
redoubled at finding the securities within
and undisturbed. l.V whom the property
wasbtelcn and returned, and in what. 'man
ner are still puzzles for the captain and
his wife. Super; ft ions neighbors hhitat
ASccn:c;:i w.-v -t:l Girl :ili:rlt!r;l t-y
The township of Hamilton. 3fonreo
county, was thrown into a wild Plate of
excitement yesterday morning en iindinir
that the scvciitcca-vear-eld daughter of
Samuel Bit tender had been murdered, her
head being pounded te a jelly. The girl
left iicr home yeatcrday afternoon in go te
Jacob Marsh's te de house work. Her
little sisters while en their way te school
iu the morning discovered her by thcioad thciead
side with her brains scattered ever the
fence and stone . where she lay. There
were several tramps in the vicinity early
yesterday morning .".ad it is mppDscd they
committed the crime.
In Ferclg.i A-and?.
Rewell led in the Londen walking
match at neon yesterday and iiad .scored
132 miles at 3 o'clock, this morning. Do De
bler's score was 143 miles.
A pretest has been signed by JlarEeHIes
merchants against the expulsion of the re
A new Servian ministry has been
Mr. Parnell has made an important
speech en the Iiish land trust tien.
rcu:iylvjnila' Vete .Four Tear Age.
. The following table of majorities in the
presidential election of four years age iu
this state will be found valuable for com
COUNTIES. "'4? n f ,?,? cock. Uelil.
,naJ- m'' maj. ma).-
.LeiiTer. ....... .. ........ l,iJ ..... .....
itcrks j 7,0'ji (
Itlair. SID (
Uncles t l
1! u tier. I 13 '
Cambrti 1,2G2 j
Cameren J !9
L'urben .1 113
Centre. ' 71W
Cheat or. ! SM.lt
Clarien I 1.107
Cniufertl ' S38
Cninberlar.it Ull !
O.iuphiu i v.Ol'i j
Delaware i "M ;
I'll- f -Q"
l.iit.............F tw ........ ........I........
r.OU .............I........ kit.) ...b.............
rol'est ........... ........ 71! ........ ........
Giefiie .......... 1,703 ........ ........ ........
I.anea-tw. ! 7,7s(5i
Lehigh 2.171 ........ I
Luzerne ........ 3.17."' ... ........
Lycoming i,:13 (
Monre.) 5,501 ....
l'crry. 105 ....
riiilutlclpUia 14,050 !
rotter 511 '
Schuylkill l,7se '
SOllHT-Ot I 1,4 IS
Sullivan 377 1
XlO..... .. ... ........i ,l'n .....a.. . .......
lTllieil.. ......... ..... ti& ........ ...
VcnaiiLje j ".7'i
Warreii ' 7S
W.inli.ugtna j Hi
Wfe.ttuerc.uiul. ,' l,-'10j
Wyoming I Mil
Yerk I X,37ii
Was Jean et Arc Wurntat the .Make. 7
A writer in tlie Londen Glebe says : The
mayor of Cempicgne is quite a genius in
his war. He knew that the prevailing no
tion was te scculaiixc everything, and con
sequently he invented a republican mani
festation iu honor of Jean of Arc, the
Maid of Orleans, who defended Cempiegne
against the Englisa and Burgundiaus in
14S0, and was betrayed into the hands of
Jehn of Luxembourg, who surrendered her
te the Englishmen, who burnt her at the
stake in the market place of Rouen. The
ruins of Maiden's Tower show where the Pi
cardy archer pulled'the unfortunate Jean
from her war liersc, and when these who
are fend of going back te the history of.
ether days think of the legend, and then
of that horrible statue of the Maid of
Orleans at the end of the Rue des Pyra
mids in Paris, they must deplore the fact
that the mau of t'icardy left no descend
ant who would volunteer te come forward
and uuhorse the tigurc which surmounts
M. Charles Menselct has thrown some
doubt en the legend of Jean of Arc having
been burnt by the English. He quotes a
paragraph from the Afercwre of leS"J an
nouncing thai certain documents recently
discovered led te the conclusion that Jean
of Aic had been mairicd, and that, conse
quently, seme unfortunate victim must
h.ive been hacriiiccd in her plac?at Rouen.
The documents consisted of an attestation
made by Father Vignier, who said : "Five
years after the judgment of Jean of Arc,
en the 20th day 'of May, Jean the Maid
visited Mets. On the same same day her
brothers called te see her. They thought
she had been burnt, but when they saw
her they recognized her at once. They
took her with them te Roqueien. Whereon
a yeoman named Kicolle gave her a horse,
and two ether persons contributed a sword
and a plumed hat, and the Maid sprung
very cleverly en the said horse, saying a
multitude of things te the yeoman
Tiie old priest wrote this history with
his ev.ii hand, and made oath as te its
sincerity before a public notary, adding
as a proof of what he had advanced a copy
oftlie original contract of marriage be
tween "Rebert des Armeiscs and Jean of
Arc, otherwise known as the Maid of
Orleans. " Cempicgne has treasured up
a faithful ?euvenir of the heroine, and
about liftcen years age a subscription was
opened te enable the town te erect a
statue te her memory. The idea was
started by a rather unpopular person, and
was seen allowed te drop. The present
mayor again lookup the matter, and with
thu "aid of the municipality has at length
succeeded in giving the town a statue of
tiie maid, whose words, "J'iti'i veir me
bens amit tic Cempirgnt, ' have been cut
in the pedestal.
SOLVING A TKAUICAL MV.STKUY.
Ciiii..:!s vii!eiiee IicevreI en ISctiaif et a
Mav. Acnsl el liilling U Wife.
James J. Cresby lived with his wife
near Kllingten, Chatauqua county, N. Y.,
iu 1S7S. About 12 o'clock one night in
July of that year he aroused a neighbor b
family and told them he had returned
home from the village about 10 o'clock.
The lights iu his house were out. As he
entered the deer he was attacked by two
men. The dragged him into the yard and
beat him te unconsciousness. When he
recovered he found that he had been
robbed, lie said he had been in his house,
and he was afraid his wife was murdered.
The neighbor went with Cresby te his
house. They found Mrs. Cresby dead iu
her bed. She had been beaten te death.
Cresby said that the house had been robbed
also. Ne trace of the alleged perpetra
tors of the crime could be found. Mrs.
Cresby's life was insured. The circum
stances attending her murder caused sus
picion te rest en her husband. He Was ar
retted and ledged in jail. He was tried
last spring and acquitted. He returned
home. The feeling in the neighborhood
ntill was that he was guilty.
A few nights age a barn belonging te
Carey Biiggs, a neighbor of Cresby's, was
burned. The lire was plainly the work of
an incendiary. A nole without date or
siguature was found pinned en a fence
near ey. It was addressed te James J.
Cresby. It read as fellows : " Your pock
et book is under A ktenc or chunk at the
corner of Wceeler's weeds. Yours, etc."
The writing wai in a disguised hand.
Search was made for the pocketbook. A
day or be ancrinards a wallet was found
in Wheeler's weeds under a large maple
knot. It was the pocketbook that Cresby
said was stolen from him by his assailants
en the night his wife was murdered. The
circumstance has awakened much intercut
in the tragedy. It is believed that a clue
has been found te the murderer.
A r.ttl Jii:trrcI iietween XcIsbJjeri.
Lcenaid Rupert and Edward Hailman
live in the same house in Lawrcnceville, Al
legheny county, aud for seme time the men
and their families have been en very bad
terms. There was a general quarrel en
Saturday night, and Rupert says that
Ilartman struck him. Then the former
drew a revolver and shot Ilartman in the
left side, and the wound is believed te be
mortal. The ante-mortem deposition of
the dying man will be taken by theDeptity
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The premier of the Cape Town govern
ment telegraphs that the position is critical
the Ponde3 having rebelled.
Hamilton & Ce's. oil mill, at Shrcvepert
La., was destroyed by fire en Sunday niht
Less, $SO,000 ; insurance, $-19,000. "
Fiftceu hundred leading merchants of
Marseilles have signed a pretest against
the cxrmlsien of the religious congrega
tions. The steamer Suppicich, from Xew Yerk
for Newcastle, has put into Falmouth,
England. She lest sixty head of cattle en
A dispatch from Xeshed te the Londen
D.itfy JVt'ir says : " It isgcncrally believed
here that the rising of the Kurds will seen
come te an end. It is a mere marauding
Chaunccy P. Reeve, a farmer, aged C3,
droveinto Middletown, X. Y.. yesterday
morning te see a doctor, and died en his
wagon in front of the physician's deer.
Heart disease was the cause.
A Vienna dispatch te the Londen Daily
Xcics says : "In Lemberg a large Franco France
Polish company has been formed for work
ing en the American system the petroleum
wells of Galicia. which has hitherto been
Captain J. X. Oskius, of the schooner
Mary A. Trainer, from Philadelphia for
Savannah, has arrived at Charleston. His
vessel foundered in the gale ou Saturday
morning last. The crew were saved by
the steamer 3Itre Castle.
Rebert Payne and Scott Thompson were
ai rested in Danville, Va., yesterday for the
murder of Scott Haukens, whose body was
found iu the canal about a week age.
Payne confesses that he and Thompson
were playing cards with the murdered man
in as hanty near the canal, en ihe night of
the murder, and quarreled ever the stakes
Thompson struck Haukens en the head
with an axe and threw the body into the
The Xerwegian ship Ileldcn. Captain
Jorgensen, from Waterford October 4 for
Xcw Xew Orleans, has arrived at Ply
mouth, England, with the less or bul
warks, sails and headgear, and tlirce of
her crew injured. The vessel is making
William II. Williams, who endeavored
te blackmail Dr. Alviu Woodward by
means of a letter threatening te reveal an
alleged scandal, pleaded guilty in the court
of general sessions in Xew Yerk yesterday
and was sentenced te the penitentiary for
one year and fined $150.
Thaddcus M. Baird. a well-known citi
ccn of Surrey county, Ya., committed sui
cide en Sunday by sheeting himself
through the head with a heavily-leaded
musket. A few days previous he attempt
ed te commit suicide with a razor. De
ceased was for many years conductor en
the City Point railroad.
E. R. Brown, supsrintcudent of the
Lehigh Valley railroad .shops at Packer Packer
ten, died at Maueh Chunk yesterday after
noon of paralysis el the brain.
Hen. Jehn I Kccnc, mayor ofXerth
Danville, was thrown from his buggy Sun
day evening and died from his injuries
William B. Green drowned himself in
the Susquehanna river at Pittston yester
day afternoon, by jumping from the
Water street bridge, a distance of forty
feet. The body has net yet been discovered.
Temporary insanity was the cause of the
Dr. Joel Shelley, a retired physician of
prominence, residing at Hereford ville,
Berks county, was found dead in his bam
about 5 o'clock last evening. It is sup
posed he fell from the hay mew. He w:is
about 75 years of age and well known
throughout the county.
The Titusvillc (Pa.) llernld gives the
number of completed wells in the oil re
gion for October as 329 ; production,
8,'131 ; new drilling wells, 388; new rigs
up and building, 3S8 ; dry holes, 8. There
is a slight falling oil" from the September
I'.KAINKO WITH AN AXE.
A ICew ut n 1'eliiRMl Meeting Which .1I.iy
Daring a political meeting in Boycr Beycr Boycr
tewn, Montgomery county, last evening, a
riot occurred that is likely te result in the
death of Alexander Sassamaii, of Grcsh
ville. The Pioneer corps of Pottstown,
the members carrying axes, went te Boy Bey Boy
crtewn in a special train. While the ad
dresses were being made Sassamanand
sonic of his friends tried te annoy the speak
ers by loud and boisterous talking and
continuous cheering. At the close of the
meeting Sassaman jerked a revolver from
hi. pocket and fired. The ball struck
Samuel Fryer, a memler of tha Pottstown
Pioneer Cerps, in the finger, when he im
mediately struck Sassaman a fearful blew
in the head with his axe. Sassaman
dropped, and brains and b!ed began te
ooze from the fractures in his skull. Dr.
Francis says he will die. Fryer's friends
say he struck the blew in self defense. He
is about 23 years old. Sassaman is about
30. The wildest threats were made and
fears were entertained that they would be
THE LAST GUAM) KAL1.V.
Street 1'aratle anil Mass Mealing,
The last grand rally of the campaign was
made by the Dcmocrecy last evening. It
consisted of a line street parade by work werk
ingracn, engaged in the tobacco trade in
cluding tobacco packers, pressers, inspec
tors, cigarmakcrs, cigarpackcrs and cigar
box manufacturers. They numbered about
223 men, and made a very fine appearance.
They were marshaled by J. Adam Saner,
assisted by Lee Jacobs, B. F. McCue,
Charles D. Smith, .Milten G. Wcidler and
Allen G. Pylc.
The parade formed in Centre-Square and
moved ever the following route : L
Xerth Queen te Walnut, te Chestnut, te
Mulberry, te Orange, te Charlette, te
West King, te East King, te Duke, te
Orange, countermarch te mass meeting in
the court house.
The Union Veterans te the number of
about 300, met at their headquarters, in
campaign uniform, and under their officers,
made a shot t street parade, and inarched
te tbe court house, which, in a short time,
was densely packed every seat and every
available space of standing room being oc
cupied. W. U. IlenseJ, esq., in a brief speech.
introduced Gee. W. McEIrey, esq., of
Yerk, who, in a brilliant address of nearly
an hour's length, portrayed the beauty of
Democratic principles, reviewed the his.
terj of the Democratic party of this coun
try for the past ene hundred years, paid a
just tribute te the honor of its illustrious
founders and defenders from the days of
JcHeraen te Hancock, whose distinguished
services in both civil and military life are
about te be rewarded by a grateful people,
by his elevation te the highest eliice en
earth. 3Ir. McEIrey then discussed the
solid Seuth, the bloody shirt, the tariff,
and ether campaign cries of the Republi
can party, and exposed thfir utter empti
ness, and as an answer te their affected in
terest in the workingman, held up te them
Garfield's infamous Chincf-e cheap labor
letter. Mr. McEhey's speech elicited en
B. F. Davis, esq., was next introduced,
and made a telling sr.ccch. lie was fol
lowed by J. L. Stcinmeta, and W. U. Hen
sel, both of whom were listened te with
marked attention and erected with the
heartiest applause. The meeting adjourned
with loud cheers for Hancock. .