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Volume XVlI-Na. 66
LANCASTER PA., TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 16, 1880
Price Twe Cents.
WaiaMer & Brown,
Theic is m Philadelphia a clothing house which has no double in all the
weild. The world is full of clothing houses ; and it is a geed deal te say that
one is unlike all the rest.
First, in its dealing ; and it is surprising that one house should differ
much from another. Selling clothing is se simple a matter, that it is likely,
one would suppose, te be done in very much the same way in Philadelphia,
New Yeik ami Londen. But Philadelphia is ahead ; and, curiously enough,
one house in Philadelphia is ahead of all the rest.
Te be ahead in dealing is te deal en a higher plane, in a raoie liberal
way, te give the bucr mere well founded confidence without less of the mer
chant's safety. This Philadelphia clothing house says te a strauger : " We
waut te deal with exact justice. Wc want what belongs te us, viz., a fair
profit ; and wc want jeu te have what belongs te you, viz., a liberal money's meney's money's
weith. Our way te anivc at this result is te mark a price en everything we
sell, which pi ice is absolute ; and te let you buy what you like, go away and
think the bargain ever, and come and tiadc back, if you want te. We find by
experience that this liberality is haimlcss te us. Of com se, you like it. And
it makes quick and icady dealing. Wc don't want you te bring back what
j en buy it would co t us money evciy time ; but we would rather you would
biing back than keep, what you don't like. Se, we try te sec that you get
at fust what you will like the belter the nieic you knew of it. This is really
the whole philosophy of our dealings." Is it any wonder that no ether clothing
house in this oily, or New Yerk, or Londen, deals in the same way ?
Second, in its goods the amount and vaiicty of them. There are ether
houses wheic excellent clothing is kept, and a great deal of it ; but there is
none, anywheie, that keeps se much. Tlic dealing related above has wen the
l.ugcst trade the weild has jet seen. Te Mipply such a trade great quantity
ami v.uicty el clothing are lcquircd ; and thc-e in tuin incicass the trade, be
cause ccrybedy likes te cheese out of many things, rather than out of few.
This is the country ofieady-made clothing. Great Uiitain makes the
most of any European ceuutiy; but thcie is net in all Londen any clothing
business a quaitcr as large as that of Oak Hall. New Yerk has several large
clothing businesses ; but no one nc.iily equal te that of Oak Hall; Bosten
Loek back twenty years ! Hac we done you geed service, or net? But
that is net what wc had in mind ; wc wcie thinking of the clothes you aic go
ing te buy te-day. Shall we sell them ?
WANAMAKER & BROWN.
Oau Haul, Sixth and Mai het.
WE ARE SHOWING SOME SPECIAL PATTERNS IN
Ladies' and Children's Hosiery.
ISalbiigfian IIee in Solid Celers, Fleccc-I.incd, Itlciclieil uinl I'lihlciiahcd, Pilk Clocked,
Solid Colei-, Keiiun Muecs. and Famy lUbhed.
Kvtia llea Woolen Ile-e ler Ladies' and
FALL AND WINTER UNDERWEAR,
Fei I.-idie-, (ienls and Cliildicu.ull sizes, fiein H te 50 Indies, Special Value in LADIES'
COATsaiul 1M)LMAN lrev Goods., Mlk-, Caslmiuiei. Out
:ue unexcelled. Take j' leek sit tlicm befeie iuicluv-ing clscu line. We iesj)ectlnlly solicit a
J. B. MARTIN & CO.
WATT, SHAND & COMPANY
In itc ladies te examine large purchases of Clearing Lets at less than Auction Price.
COLOEED DKESS SILKS,
Beautiful Shades, leally north $1, only 05c.
1SLACK llltESS SILKS. Popular brand, S7c, $1, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75.
POWDEU CLOTH SUITIXUb.lfi inches w ide, all wool ; Importer mice SOc; euih (Mc.
1ILACK CAfcUM LUES. Excellent alue, :17, 50, 55. C2J. 75, 87c, $1, 1.25.
COLORED -CASIIMEKES. Deuble u Idth ; new shades 17c ; new scld!ut 25c.
FLANNEL SUITINGS. Desirable Celers, 0c te $1.20.
PLAID DREhS GOODS and NOVELTIES. Larjjest Assortment and Lewest Pjicc-.
LADIES' GLOVES. 200 dozen Heavy Lisle Gloves 25c; wertii 50c.
CLOAKS, SHAWLS, CLOAKTNGS,
AT POPULAR PRICES.
NEW YORK STORE.
A new loom and elegant block. A lull Hue of
In Geld and Silver Cases, at the LOWEST CASH PRICKS. Beau til ul wedding gifts in
Jewelry, Diamonds, Bronzes, Silverware, and French Clocks.
the best in the weild.
OUR MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT
is as complete as any in the larger cities. We manufacture Rings, Masonic Marks, Society
Fins, Jewelry of all kinds, Diamond Mounting and any special or odd pieces in any desired
MONO'iRAMMING and Fine Jew dry and Watch repairing a specialty. All work warranted.
Call aiidcxaniine our stock and leave your rcpaii nig with
Zahm's Cerner, Lancaster, Pa.
SELL THEM ?
tiunt ' Weai.
EDW. J. ZAHM.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 1880.
A Complete Stock el
wluch for elegance cannot fop sin passed. Tlie
Laigcat Assortment ei
ENGLISH AMD SCOTCH
in tlita city. Pi ices us low us the lowest at
Ne. 51 Ns'"' Queen Street,
We have new lettly for sale an Immense
Fall and Winter,
which uie Cut and Tiiuuned in the Latest
Style. Wc can gn e j en a
GOOD STYLISH SUIT
AS LOW AS $10.00.
In Kivat vaiicty, made te eidei at shmt notice
at the low est puces.
D. B. Hostetter & Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE,
fHOLCSALi: AMU KKTA1L.
Ne. 837 NORTH FRINGE STREET.
"VTKW AND IltKllt
GROCERIES AND FRUITS.
New Keieignaud De'nc-slic Fiuit.
IIECKEIt'S SELK-U AIDING FLOUR,
FRESH AKRON OAT MEAL.
CHOICE COFFEES AND TEA!-,
CONFECTIONS AND NUTs.
A FULL LIXE OF "001S.
Your w.in Is ii'n be well and rlit-aply sup
D. S. BURSK'S,
17 East Kins Street. Lancaster.
HOOKS AX1 STATIONERY.
ler Lancaster City and County, at
L, M. FLYNN'S
Ne. 43 1VKST KINO bTKKET.
Schools of Liiucaster City,
NEW AND SECOND-HAND.
At the LOWEST PRICES at the Cook Stoie of
JOffiJ BAER'S SOUS,
15 and 17 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
WM. P. FRATLEY'S
MONUMENTAL MARBLE WORKS
758 Nertn yneen Street, Lancaster, Pa.
MONUMENTS, HEAD AND FOOT STONES,
CEMETERY LOTS ENCLOSED, Ac.
All work guaranteed and satisfaction g en
In every particular.
N. B.ltemcmbcr, works at tlie extreme end
el North Queen street, ni3n
In large or small amounts. $25 or $20,000
Write W. T. SOULE A CO.. Commission Mer
chants, 130 La Salle street, Chicago, HI., ler clr
TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 16, 1880,
l-KOM OU1C KLULTLAK CON'TltlHUTO ItS
POLITICS GIVES WAl TO TOBACCO-
"DltUaiOKE" AND THE OUSTS MILLER.
North, Seuth, East aud 'West.
Kegular Georgetown Corrcspenaeiice.
In the store efAV. S. Feirce, Geoige Geeige Geoige
tewn, there are en exhibition two large
cars of corn : one from D. G. Steacy,
mcasmiug 14 inches, and weighing 1
pound and 5 ounces ; the ether fiem J.
J J. Mouisen, ineasuiing 14 inches, and
weighing 1 pound and 'J ounces.
The gunning season has been made use
of in this vicinity te such an extent that
game of any kind is new very scarce. The
if pert of guns could be heard in the vil
lage of Georgetown from early morning
until after sundown for at least three
weeks past. The game law is certainly at
fault in allowing quail and labbit te be
shot earlier than November 15. Kabbits,
especially, are net fit te cat until that
time, aud farmers would net then ebjeet
se much te Jho hunting ever pasture
The Quairyville cannonading could be
heaid very distinctly en the evening of
Nev. 11, and some of the Hancock soldiers
say they heard mete than that when Gar
field was safely housed in Washington,
The first snow of the season for this
locality fell en Saturday, 13 inst, but very
little of it remained en the gieund long
enough te form the beautiful white man
tle seen later in the winter.
Sheeting matches are new in elder, and
Rebert Kain will open the sport en Satur
day 20 inst, by giving geed marksmen a
chance te win a Thanksgiving toast.
The political excitement appears te have
subsided, and Republican and Democrat
arc again en geed terms and can be seen
and heard in the corner groceries discuss
iug the merits of tar repe ever rye straw,
the proper color of leaf tobacco aud the
probability of a hard winter.
Sammie Hepkins, a reconstructed Amer
ican of African descent, takes the result of
the election considerably te heat t, and is
aieund delivering lectures te the Demo
crats, and oxheiting them te renounce
their sins, and turn a new leaf in their
political diary. Sammy is better at pre
venting the waste of ".bidah " than lectur
ing. In Sadsburj.
Everything in our little tow n seems te
be progressing finely plenty of weik,
plentiful crops, plenty of new houses going
up, and plenty of everything this fall ex
cept Democrats. There seems te he a
scarcity of them someway.
The Christiana machine company ate
still making impievcmcnts, putting in
new machinery, &c, and seen the Cluis
tiaua shops will be second te none in the
country for neatness of appointment and
facilities for doing work.
N. F. Burnham's new lesidcncc en the
corner, of Maple stiect and Urinten avenue,
is rapidly approaching completion. It is
a credit te the owner and adds tone te the
upper end of town.
Calvin and Fred have lcl'ucd fiem pub
lic gaze. The old has become new. Ne
longer the tintinnabulation of their bells
is heard upon our streets. In the place of
the modest and unpretending wagons they
wcie went te drive, the lacteal lluid is
new dispensed by Mr. Webster from a
wagon with great large letters painted all
ever the sides which reads, ' Evergreen
Terrace Dairy.'' Thus the age of im
provement gees steadily en. We wish 3Ir.
Wenster success in the new cutciprisc.
Werk has been begun en the new to
bacco warehouse. Soen another enterprise
will be added te our town. Still they
Wchavc a Fiiends meeting house just
completed and ready for talking.
Bud is the happiest man in town. It's a
A Rough Crowd.
An Oeasieiril Marietta Coire-pendeiil
The leughcst parade jyid walk-aieund
that was ever witnessed hcro,teok place in
Marietta one evening last week, by a gang
of Republicans who wanted te serenade
the Democrats en the defeat of Hancock.
At abettt seven o'clock in the evening,
they commenced te gather round the wig
wam ; a very peculiar looking crowd tin y
were, as they were rather strensly mixed
up with the daik cemplected race and no
doubt a few Chinamen. By and by Capt.
Ge. II. Ettla took the boys through a
sort of a child-like drill, after which the
slim ciewd moved into line aud marched
tlueugh town, making the most odd, the
most ridiculous and the most mulish look
ing company that ever rambled through
the streets of Marietta.
They tried te hire the Mechanics band
but the boys wouldn't play for them, se
they were obliged te take a colored band
a few kettles, horns, bells, &c.
The nniferraed bej'S were at the head of
the precession, then came the black race
armed with bioems signifying a clean
sweep, but the sweep they made was
rather a bad job.
Next in line came what was c tiled Ed.
Rcinheld's " boss hack," upon which was
fixed a large bell, which was kept contin
ually in motion. When this monster cuii cuii
esity passed by the Democrats were al
most frightened, but at last they came te
the conclusion that Mr. Reinhold, the boss
politician, is telling away the last frauds
that will ever be perpetrated. After this
omnibus of natural curiosities had passed,
beheld here comes Eve Bruckhart with
a few ethers en horseback and thus ended
what they thought a geed parade. But
what was mere strange was that se few
rewuences anu piaccs ei eusiiicss were n-
After all was ever the Democrats had a
geed, hearty laugh ever these peer per
formances, and when every thing was
quieted down, the Mechanics band went
through town furnishing excellent music
te the Democrats.
Frem Chestnut Ian el.
There is a foolish tale going around
down here concerning the Intelligen
cer's worthy correspondent, " Drumore, "
which tale we wish te be permitted " te
rise te explain." As will be remembered,
" Drumore " gave the Intelligencer an
account of a Republican meeting held at
this place a short time before the election ;
and as all who attended the meeting knew
it was a true account, and as all who arc
acquainted with the author knew it was
true if he wrole it, it is needless for me
te say again that it was correct in its
minutest details ; and the very fact that it
was se true hurt the Republicans keenly.
If it had been a coin from the Fertunatus
purse-like brain of "Drumore," the Re
publicans would have laughed at its humor
and satire, and would have been proud in
their appreciation of the literary gem we
have in "Drumore," that shines 60 bright
ly though roughly set. Bat it was true,
and we all knew it ; we Democrats laughed
at it and the Republicans swore Seme of
them did it inaudibly however at .it and
its producer. It was remarkably strange
hew the truth galled our Republican
friends this last campaign.
But te the talc. In the account before
mentioned "Diumere," by a happy adap
tation, and a slight alteration from Burns,
get off a pretty geed thing en the little
Dutch miller, Adam Ranck. New the
story is going the leunds that this little
miller, this geed-natured little miller,
called en Mr. Drumeie at his residence
and indignantly declared, te Mr. Dru Dru
mere's face, in fact :
"ucaided the lien in his dun,
'The Di uiuere in his hall,"
aud warmly told him that it was a lie
(with an adjective), and that he ( Diu Diu
meic) was a Sceteh-Irishman (with
enough a's te make " Diumoie " a D. D.)
And then the story relates hew " Dru
meie" took unto himself an axe handle or
stove poker, or some ether convenient in
strument of nineteenth century warfare,
aud drove the " dusty miller " forth into
the highway, whence the miher turned
him round aud "shook his gauntlets"
they were really buckskin gloves "at the
towers," and told Drumore that if he
would euly come out into the lead
two minutes he would never wiite
another weid for another paper
in this weild and " Drumore " did net go,
and it has been generally supposed that
the matter would end in shot guns, buck
shot aud forty paces, and that "Drumore"
would thereby be rendered an ineligible
candidate next spring for town clcikef his
New, I can assure the geed old town
ship of Drumore that there is net the least
danger of a disastrous encounter .for
Drumore loves her ink slinging name sake
and I can further assure every body who
has heard the talc that there is no ti uth
in it. Mr. Ranck would never think of
doing such a rash thing even were he never
se angry, aud Auther he has tee much
geed sense, and is tee geed natuied, and
short legged, net te laugh as much as any
body at "Drumore'e" harmless joke, and
the idea of "Diumeie" clubbing anybody
is "just tee funny.
Why he is as gentle and iuou'eusivo "as
a lamb." All the boils of Jeb would net
discenccit him. It would require the
most unheal d of aud extraeidiuary vexa
tion te take the angelic smile from his
mouth and form it into a frown en his
brew. Se gentle and lowly-minded him
self, te be near him is te yield te the silent
influence of his nature. Even if Mr.
Ranck had gotten nngiy and appie.ichcd
Drumoie " with intent te kill," the mild
ness of the latter would have been oil upon
the tienblcd mind of the former, and there
would have been falling upon necks and
weeping. But Bill Potts, our t valued
townsman, is swearing vengeance en
" Drumore" ler what wa said about
him. Scciepeit. But little dogs sel
dom de mere than bark, big dogs de the
interesting biting ; and Potts is such a
small deg that he could net wag his tail
should he get tlueugh bat king. Se,
" taking one consideration with another,"
" Drmeic" may be counted safe.
The Way of the World.
Fr(li (Sle.diingt from the Heme and For
eign Crep of Humer.
A water-pout A tempciance oration.
It is the man with a lottery ticket who
leeks out for the number wen.
The baker is always willing te weik
when he kneads bread.
The question el tcmpei.mce is weithy et
a sober consideration.
The mince pie is a little luckwaid this
year aud feats are eiitcitaiiicd that the
early fiests have injured the vines.
Mr. Bergb has been' lnfeimcd that po
tato bugs in the AVest aic suffering srclt'y
en account of cold weather.
"There is no place like home,"' repeated
Mr. Hcnpeck, looking at a motto, and he
hcattily added : "I'm glad there isn't.'
The bee can deliver a stinging teteit aud
yet keep its mouth shut. This is where it
has the advantage of the campaign ora
tor. "A Blighted Life," is the title or the
latest English society novel, but the name
of the lady who failed te get the sealskin
sack is net given.
There is such a thing as tee much of a
geed thing. A recent cenveit te the
chinch in Texas shot aud killed a friend
for using profane language.
The little son of a cleigyinan in Adrian,
Mich., was evcihcard te say in his prayeis
a night or two since :
let Christmas be longer
"t r ,...i ,1,.,,'f
than four or live
Newspaper editeis, as a cl.tss, are
obliged te keep cool under all circum
stances, aud te pievide agaiust contingen
cies, every well regulated establishment
has a composing room, where they can re
tire when under great mental excitement.
A geed many curious signs for saloons
have been disceveicd, but the most origi
nal, perhaps, is one recently found in San
ta Fe by Mr. Z. L. White, a correspond
ent of the New Yerk Tribune. It is sim
ply "Nese Paint."
Twe ladies went te u:e Claia Merri3. In
one of the most affecting passages of the
play, when the house was hushed te still
ness, one lady who had been using her
opera glass attentively, lcmaiked te the
ether, "Pooh! The trimming en her
dress is nothing but Hamburg.'
A young girl while attending Sabbath
school saw a picture of Cain and Abel in
the lessen book. She looked at the
teacher and said: "Miss ; man
dead." "Well, Stella," said the teacher,
"what killed him ?" " Don't knew," said
the bright young lady ; ''run ever by the
cars, I suppose."
Thrce little boys, en a Sabbath day.
. nblu eivrjrj'xs- V liiu uvii uj llk VlUVllJ
j gentlemen, who, perceiving that tbey had
bats and balls with them, asked one of the
number this question : "Bey, can you tell
me where all naughty boys go te who play
ball en Sunday '."' "Over back of John John Jehn
eon's dam!" the yeungstei replied.
. "Sure," said Patrick, lubbing his head
with delight at the prospect of a present
from his employer, " I always'mane te de
my duty." "I believe you," replied the
employer, "and therefore I shall make
you a present of all that you have stolen
from me during the year." "I thank
your honor," replied Pat, "and may all
your friends and acquaintances treat you
"What kind of a plant is this ?" asked
the deacon, during a lull in the excite
ment of the sociable. "That," explained
the lietess, is my candidissimavariegata."
"Oh ah se it is," assented the deacon.
"I thought at first it was a geranium, but
I sac new that it is something rarer," and
he went and asked his wife why she
never cultivated any of these beautiful
long named plants.
THE GREAT M0REY MYSTERY.
NAUHATIIE OF TttE BOSTON "GLOUEV
KESEARCHES IN THE VASE.
Fully Establishing the Existence or the
Employers' Union and of one of Its
Agents Named Merey.
Bosten Glebe, Nev. IT.
New that contradictory stories have been
told by various members of the family te
which H. L. Merey, of Garfield cheap labor
letter notoriety, is reputed te have be
longed, a summary of the search which
the Glebe made for this famous individual
will be "mighty interesting reading."
The baldest statement of facts is like a
novel, and "the hunt for Merey" may
justly be called "a celebrated case." The
letter was received by telegraph from New
Yerk, with the ordinary news of the day,
en the 20th of October, andwas printed in
the late evening editions. Te guard against
the possibilities of imposition, a dispatch
was scut te the national Democratic com
mittee, asking if the letter could be relied
en as genuine.The secretary of the commit
tee shortly replied that there could be no
doubt of its authenticity. Thereupon the
scaich for Merey began, in expectation of
securing much interesting matter about
the Ljnu Employers' Union; Merey ?s pi ob
able motive in writing a letter te General
Gai field, which seemed te have drawn
such a curious reply, and ether collateral
A Glebe man was dispatched by the
iiist train te Lynn, aud interviews with Re
publican and Democratic manufacturers
alike, including Jereme Iugalls, William
G. S. Keene, A. A. Mower, ex-Mayer
Bublcr and Charles S. Sweetzcr. estab
lished conclusively that there was a Em
ployers' Union or bureau or organization
of a similar name during the labor troubles
of the winter of 1877-78, and that it then
died out, se far, at least, as active opera
tions were concerned. Ne gentleman who
was approached thought of denying these
facts. All agreed that, at that time, two
or three men were sent through New Eug
land te get workmen te take the place of
the strikers and ene man thought it possi
ble that ene Merey was se employed ; but
the ethers did net remember hi in, nor did
many ether prominent Lynn people. Late
in the evening the result of the investiga
tion was telegraphed te Chairman U.ir
liuni, of the national committee, and a
reply (which wa. published the 21st) was
received, saying that the committce con
sidered the genuineness of General Gar
field's signature te the letter the euly ini ini
pei tant question, and that Speaker Ran
dall aud A. S. Hewitt vouched for it.
Again, na the 2Jd of October, another
Glebe representative interviewed a mem
ber el" t.ie Employers' Union and se
cured i.em him a positive statement,
with his permission te print it, that there
was an Employers' Union in Lynn
during the labor trouble, and he frequent
ly attended its meetings, which were held
in a room which the union hired for the
purpose. This gentleman is Mr. F. B.
Mower, a prominent shoe manufacturer
in Lynn. Thrce or four days later, the
antecedents of Merey being still unknown,
it was reported that the hotel register el"
the Kittland house, in the possession of O.S.
Rebcits, piopiicter of the Sagamore house
had the signature of II. L. Merey in it.
Other Illinois came te the office, by letter
and verbal , statement, and especially in
formation was received from Lawrence
and Lewell, that Mrs. Clarissa T. Merey,
living in Lynn, had a brother, son, or
some relative named II. L. Meray. In
consequence of these reports another jren
t Ionian from the Glebe was sent te Lynn,
and found that Mrs. Merey lived in AYin
ter street. She was very reticent, some
what contradictory, and but little satisfac
tion could be obtained Ireni her. Before
this time O. M. Wilsen, a man w ith Ict
tcis of introduction te Mayer Prince, the
editor of the Glebe, and ethers, had called
en the editor once or twice, but had net
happened te see him. Then it was ru
mored that an affidavit had been prepared
by Mis. Merey, and a man went down, te
Lynn te investigate. Before the affidavit
was published, Geerge O. Tarbox, the
jnstiee of the peace before whom it was
taken, said te a lucnd that it did net con
tain the name of II. L. Meray ; that Wil Wil
eon offered him money in addition te his
fee, which he declined, and that he saw
Wilsen give Mrs. Merey $5, and she had
told him (Tarbox) that Wilsen also gave
her ether money. Nevertheless, at a late
hour at night, the affidavit of Mrs. Merey
came by telegraph from New Yerk, aud
in it the name of II. L. appeared as her
son's. A further investigation was made
by all the newspapers of Bosten, the Glebe
'among them, when both Mr. Tarbox and
31 is. lilerey denied that the affidavit, as I
published, was correct, and that the Glebe
published the denial of its correctness, and
believed it te have been incorrect. Te pur
sue that matter still further, Mr. Tarbox
said te a representative of this paper that
the affidavit published was the same as
made, save that it said the woman had
two sous, one living in seme foreign place,
and the ether a "Mr. Meray," who visited
her frequently. He added that if the
name 11. L. appeared the affidavit had
been tampered with. All these facts were
communicated by the Glebe te the com cem
mittee at New Yerk,but, notwithstanding,
en the morning of election day a disuitch
was received from the committee head
quarters by Mayer. Prince, as secretary,
saying that that affidavit had net been
tampered with, and insinuating that Mr.
T.ubex had been bought. But, notwith
standing this insinuation, the evidence
new in possession of the Glebe shows that
Mrs. Meray could net have made such an
affidavit unless she was swearing falsely,
because wc have no ether evidence that 11.
L. Merey was her son. On" Saturday
morning before election a letter was re
ceived fiem one of tee first cotton buyers
in Bosten, a reputable citizen, well known
te all trade, saying there was an II. L.
Merey in Lynn and Salem about the time
of the Garfield letter, the leader of a
traveling show, and just such a man as
would write Mr. Garfield for the sake of
getting his autograph. The same day
weid came from our Lawrence correspon
dent that Samuel S. Meray, who said that
Henry L. Merey was his uncle, could tell
A reporter of the Glebe went te Law
reneo and found that Sam Meray had
started that forenoon for New Yerk with
the Mr. Clark mentioned in te-day's de
spatches. One of the proprietors of the
Lawrence Eagle, however, a Republican,
told him that in May, in 1879, Samuel S.
Meray came te his office with an uncle or
cousin, the Eagle man could net tell
which, but he looked enough like him te
be his brother, te get seme printing done.
This man went by the name of Professer
Meray, and was giving shows in that vi
cinity. The Glebe man was shown the
charge and the credit, about May 13. The
Eagle proprietor was closely questioned
about Samuel Meicy, and described him
as honest aud industrious, and said he
" would believe Sam Merey as quick as
any man in Lawrence." He did net think
he was capable of " putting up a job." He
also said he thought Clark, though a Dem
ocrat, was te Iks perfectly trusted. The
proprietor of Saunders hall showed by his
books that Professer Merey, evidently the
same man, hired the hall three days in
November, 1878. James Lane was then
sent for, the man who first brought it out
that H. L. Merey was a relative of Sam.
He told the Glebe man that, knowing
Sam intimately, he said te him one day :
"Sam, are you any relation te this H. L.
Merey," meaning it for a joke, and he re
plied: "Why, yes; II. L. Merey is my
uncle." Upen further questioning he said
that H. L. used te be in the show busi
ness, and had traveled in Seuth America
and elsewhere. In addition te this James
Alfrcy, of Lawrence, made oath that he
knew II. L. 3Ierey and saw him about the
times mentioned. However, the head
cutter in one of the princial clothing
houses in Bosten came te the Glebe
office and told the editor that he had
known H. L. Merey in Lawreuce aud
that vicinity, and described his busi
less. Meantime Edgar E. Manu, a gentle
man who began life as a shoemaker in
Haverhill, aud afterwards a book-keeper
in various places, aud later agent for a
dozen or twenty insurance companies, in
which position he liad te file bends of $30,
000 te 840,000, and also an inventor of
note, stated te the Glebe that he knew
II. L. Meray, and met him in Salem en
one occasion, and Merey tried te hire him
te go te Lynn te work. Then there came
a despatch saying that Prof. Merey, "sup
posed te be Henry L, Meray. left a Span
ish trirl. whom he had bough in Spain of
her mother, at the orphan asylum iu Law
reneo. Mav 27. 1879. and told the autheri
ties there that they could find him by writ
ing te the St. Charles hotel, New Yerk ;
but the child having died since that time
they no longer had record of the address.
Next en the Sunday before election the
Glebe learned that Mrs. Clarissa T. Merey
had a son, Gee. E. C. 3Iercy, who lived at
Mcdferd, and a reporter going there found
that he worked for the Bosten aud Maine
railroad. He claimed that he had three
uncles Jehn W. Merey, night watchman
at the Bosten city hall ; Levi, in New
Hampshire, and one iu Gloucester, whose
first name lie didu't remember; his father
was Samuel S. Merey, sr. He also thought
he had an uncle by the name of Herace,
or seme ether which began with 11, but
wasn't sure of it. Then the Glebe man
saw Jehn W. Merey, who said he had
three brothers and no mere Samuel S.,
of Lynn, Levi of Gloucester and Jeseph,
of Wilmet, N. II., making four in the
family, aud agreeing with Geerge E. C,
sue for an obvious confusion of residences
by the latter and hypothetical " Herace,"
Jehn W. Meray, however, said that Miss
Martha Merey, his niece, a school teacher
at Gloucester, would knew the names of
all the family. The Glebe cot respondent
accordingly interviewed her and she gave
a list of her father's brothers, in which net
a single name is like these given by any
body else. "She called them Stephen, of
Cambridge ; James, of 3Iilferd ; and
Jacob, of Wilmet, New Hampshire.
As the the matter war. gettimr mixed,
another representative of the Glebe went
te Lynn the same Sunday and had another
conversation with Mrs. Clarissa Merey.
At first she was disinclined te talk, and
appeared te have some reason for keeping
silcut. After being convinced, however,
that her seu, S. S., had saiil that he had
an uncle, II. L., she became mera talk
ative, and admitted, without, hesitation,
that Samuel S. Meray was her husband's
son, and speke of him with seme show of
affection. She said that she had been
visited by some fifty different people en
this matter ene of them a man named
Wilsen and that no ene had asked her
about her husband's relatives before.
When asked te give the names of her hus
band's brothers she seemed reluctant te de
se, but finally said her husband had four
brothers, ene of whom was named Henry
L. Meray. She said that she did net
knew very much about Henry L. ; that he
was in the show business, and spent most
of his time traveling. She remembered
his having given some exhibitions, net
very long age in this part of the country,
and knew that he styh.d himself "Piof "Pief "Piof
esser" Meicy. She said she had hc.udhe,
was dead, but admitted, that she knew
nothing about it personally.
On the same Sunday evening and Mon
day meiniug our Lewell correspondent
notified us that several members of the
old Excelsior hose company knew II. L.
Merey perfectly well, and that, te use his
own language, ''Hundreds of people recol
lect 11. L. Meray, whom they knew as
Hen.,' mere familiary called 'Budge.'"
The above is only a sketch of the mere
important features of the dramatic pursuit,
of Merey by the Glebe, in antieip itien of
which the poet said, jears age :
I'll tell j en a story about old Merey,
And iiuviny fiiy' Im'kuii;
I'll tell von another aieiit hi-i toether
Anil new iny story's jjenc.
All in uantcif Fine or franev Cabinet Werk
would de well te call and examine Hpnlnifiia
et our work.
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