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WEDNESDAY EVENING, JAN. 7, 1880.
A Big Jeb.
Pennsylvania undertook a noble chari
tv when she proposed te clothe, feed and
educate the friendless and fatherless or
phans of her fallen soldiers, and that the
work was faithfully and completely done
may be inferred from the fact that the
whole cost of the system from the 1egin
ning, including the appropriations made
for 1879 and 1880, is $0,682,095.21. The
plan of clothing, educating and entirely
providing for the children of these gal
lant men, almost from infancy te an age
when they might reasonably be expected
te earn their own living, was one of the
most comprehensive ever undertaken by
anv commonwealth. In her gratitude
for the splendid record of her soldiery,
and in a spirit of cxhuberant thankful
ness for her narrow but signal escape
from the ravages of war that impended,
the state felt like undertaking the work.
The original plan of the soldiers orphans
schools contemplated that these children
should be cared for who, by the fortunes
of war, were left without a natural pro
tector nothing mere.
It was net te be expected that se ex
tensive a system would escape abuse.
There were sinecures established in its
operation and there was a prostitution of
its opportunities by selfish speculators,
but possibly net greater than in ether
branches of the public service. What
the people of the state have a right te
complain of is that these schools have
been continued, at a yearly expense te
the commonwealth of $300,000, long after
their original purpose had been served.
The war closed in 1803. The youngest
child of any soldier who died in it is new
13, and yet, by various legislative devices
and cxtensiens,the original plan has been
se manipulated that there are new in
these schools 2,403 pupils, being clothed,
fed and educated at the expense of the
state, and the yearly reduction of their
number is small, with constant applica
tions for fresh admissions.
It Is very evident that there is some tre
mendous abuse and looseness somewhere
in this business. "We believe the mana
gers of all these schools get rich off them ;
the state superintendent, if we mistake
net, gets an extra salary for superintend
ing them ; the department employs some
clerks, and one of them, some years age,
with the approval of his chief, get up a
worthless history of thcm,which wouldn't
sell and which was attempted te be
forced upon the state at the public ex
pense. These are the influences .that
keep the school running se long after the
war is closed anil the dead soldiers' chil
dren have beeme men and women. This
is the shoddy patriotism that inspires the
continuance of the expensive system.
PiiKsexs familiar with the manipula
tion of Pennsylvania political conven
tions knew of what influence the
clacquers are. A great body of turbulent
spectators, te hiss down their opponents
and cheer their friends, te brew-beat the
timid and te inspire these with whom
the mob is in sympathy, te create a sem
blance of popular enthusiasm for one
motion and against the ether, have an
immense influence in determining the
action of the body. Mere than once the
Camerons have had use for such a body
and that they expect te need it again is
manifest from the fact that Den, as
chairman of the national committee, has
appointed a subcommittee of three te
act with himself and the secretary in
making all the local arrangements for
the holding of the convention in Chicago
and has assumed te place in the hands of
this sub-committee the distribution of
tickets by winch spectators will be ad
mitted te the convention. By this means
he and his ponies will pack the conven
tion with a gang te de their" bidding, te
" carrv it off its feet" for their man.
The enterprise of an ex-convict in
Xew Yerk, who proposes te provide use.
ful and honest employment for well dis
posed ex-convicts, merits hearty approba
tion and substantial encouragement, it
is te be hoped that our penal institutions
de net entirely fail in one aim of punish,
ment, the reformation of the offender,
and people who get out of jail are none
the less likely te find their descent easy be
cause every one points tiie finger of scorn
at the scarlet letter blazing en their
breasts. In Maryland, Mr. Griflith has
for years made a specialty of aiding pris
oners te live a future life of usefulness
and honor, and his work has been crown
ed with such striking results for geed as
te make every extension of it a laudable
and hopeful enterprise.
Tjik circumstantial reports of at
tempted bribery by the Republicans in
Maine will net surprise anybody. Down
right purchase of votes has been a favor
ite campaign method of the Blaine party
there for years and at its present critical
juncture the $1,000 offer is remarkable
only for the low figure involved. In fact
all Xew England, with its assumed su
perior tone of political morality ,is honey
combed with this bribery in elections and
legislators ; and we must say that the
sharp contrast between Gov. Garcelon's
attitude and that of his opponents, who
have resorted te the purchase of weak
fusionists, is one which greatly relieves
the situation for him.
Ax anti-third-term club of Republi
cans has been started in Albany and it
revives resolutions passed by the Repub.
lican state conventions in Xew Yerk,
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohie,
Iowa and "Wisconsin, deprecating a third
term. Have the times changed? Has
the leopard changed his spots ?
m m - -
In Xew Yerk the example of Pennsyl
vania is te be followed by the call of an
early state convention. Conkling, like
Cameren, can de better in March than
in May, and the further he gets the
choice of delegates away from the masses
of the people the better he will fare.
The Republicans are very anxious te
get old Judge Hunt off the supreme
bench before Hayes's term expires, se
that they will have the appointment of
his successor. We de net see that the
Democrats are under any obligations te
facilitate their purposes.
It is given out that Senater "Wallace
will certainly have the naming of four
of the ten census supervisors in this
state. Horatio G. Fisher, who had the
middle penitentiary job passed te elect
himself te Congress, is much exercised
lest J. Simpsen Africa get the suierviser
ship in his district, and by his canvass of
it in this capacity succeed in electing
himself and defeating Fisher for Con
gress; and he is reported te have secured
the condition that Africa shall net be ap
pointed unless he forego his proposed Con
gressional candidacy. We trust Mr.
Africa will make no such bargain. It
would be unworthy of him ; and besides
he would be a very formidable man for
the Democracy te run against Fisher,
and may be of much greater use te his
party and mere credit te himself in that
capacity than as a census taker.
Though it does net seem likely that
Mr. Wallace will get the district (Jeffer
son county) in which Mr. P. C. Hammer
resides, if he should, we renew our sug
gestion that Mr. Hammer's claims for the
appointment te one of these supervisor
ships be recognized. His unselfish and
uncompensated labors for several years
as the faithful secretary of the state
central committee ; his thorough quali
fications for the work, and his needs, no
less than his merits, combine te make
him the kind of a man the party should
reward at the first opportunity. As we
have said before, no selfish interests will
urge his appointment, and certainly none
but selfish interests would oppose it.
Tin: remarkable success of the peul.
try show just closing and the superior
excellence of the exhibition no less re
flects credit upon its management than
it points a lessen te our local farming
interests. Taken in connection with
the highly creditable display of
fruits and flowers at the North
ern market house last fall, it shows
what can be done in the way of a public
exhibition of our local resources and de
velopment when there is an organized
movement te that end, and the success
of these two fairs should be great
encouragement of a general move
ment in behalf of a first-class county
fair this year. The experience and cred.
itable record of city exhibitors at both of
them demonstrates hew much can be
done in the way of improved fruit and
stock even en a " town let," and our
country friends can take a lessen there there
feom hew te improve their enlarged op.
Tjik Xew Yerk Sun says that William
II. Kemble was a guest at the Childs
dinner te Grant, and that his name was
suppressed in all public reports of the
affair. Who instituted this policy of
"silence"? AVas Kemble ashamed of
the company or was the company
ashamed of Kemble V With Robeson,
Belknap and Babcock back en their old
footing, we de net see why Kemble
should be slighted.
Allkchkn'y county has raised $1,741,
000 by issuing five per cent, bends te pay
the riot losses claim, and at the outside
two million dollars will net be required
for the purpose. The sequel proves the
sagacity of the lobbyist who remarked
that in the four million bill there was
' two millions for the Pennsylvania rail
road company, and two millions for the
Rev. Douglass Scott is the new Lon Len Lon
eon rage as a preacher.
Gen. Pkaoe, president of Peru, has ar
rived in Panama en his way te Europe via
The Pepe writes a line, clear, black hand,
forming every letter distinctly and signing
himself "Lee P. P. XIII."
Mr. Fiiask Leslie, the well known pub
lisher, for the past six weeks has been ly
ing very ill at his residence en Fifth ave
nue, Xew Yerk.
The Bosten Herald nominates Gkeucie
William Cuktis te succeed Senater Kei
nan. But then Xew Yerk senators are net
made in Bosten, nor without consulting
Goethe once presented a set of his
works te Harvard library a fact which
has just been brought te light in the pro
cess of rccataleguing the German litera
ture of the library.
Max Dumstuev, late of the Reformed
theological seminary, this city, and of the
Tan chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fra
ternity, has composed and had published
a grand polka du concert, which is dedi
cated te this chapter, and is a very credita
ble musical production.
They have an amateur actress like this
at Richmond, Va.: " Symmetrical in form
and Ionic rather than Corinthian in order,
midway between Janauschck and Maiy
Andersen, with mere fixed and substantial
beauty than cither, Miss Herkdex is the
beau ideal, the very embodiment of trag
edy." Messrs. Jehn Quincy Adams, Francis
Parkman, Phillips Brooks, W. D. Ilewells
and a half-dozen ether distinguished gen
tlemen, lately sent out a circular te men of
cultivated tastes, in Bosten inviting them
te erganize there a club similar in its pur
poses and operation te the Century club of
Xew Yerk. About "50 favorable re
sponses were received, the list including
the names of the majority of Bosten's
wisest and cleverest. The membership
is te be limited te 300 ; the initiation fee is
net te exceed $20, and $30 is te be the an
In the Congressional Directory compiled
for the second session of the Forty-sixth
Congress by F. A. Richardson, who suc
ceeds the veteran Ben : Perlcy Poerc in the
work, and has performed the task with the
same completeness and accuracy that have
distinguished previous editions, wc liiid
the following biographical sketch of our
cengressman: "A. Hebr Smith, of Lan
caster, was born in Maner township, Lan
caster county, March 7, 1815 ; graduated
at Dickinsen college in 1840 ; studied law
with Jehn R. Montgomery in Lancaster ;
was admitted te the bar in 1842, and has
since followed his profession ; was elected
te the Heuse of Representatives of the
state of Pennsylvania in 1843, and re-elected
in 1844; in 1845 was elected te the
state Senate ; was elected te the Forty-
third, Forty-feurtli, and Ferty-lifth Con
gresses, and was re-elected te the Forty
sixth Congress as a Republican, receiving
15,480 votes,against 8,603 votes for Wilsen,
Democrat, and 273 votes for Clair, National."
It is said that prier te last week $7,000
had been paid out for witness fees alone in
the great Hayden murder case, and the
trial had thus far cost $500 a week for
witness fees. This docs net include the
large fees that must be paid te experts for
both state and defense, nor any ether of
the many expenses of the great trial. Thus
far the court has sat 48 days, covering
thirtqen weeks in time.
Tiiehe seems te be no chance for the re
appointment of United States Marsha
Kerns, and the ether purely political can
didates, like Elisha W. Davis, will also be
disappointed. Hayes has announced his
purpose te one or two gentlemen of ap
pointing Geerge II. Stuart, who is net
only backed by Bishop Simpsen, Grant
and ether influences, but has a geed record
as a philanthropist reduced te poverty by
misfortunes net his own fault.
Distuict Attorney Emig, of Cumber
land county, writes us that wc have been
misinformed of the facts iu the conviction
of Mrs. Zell, at Carlisle, for the poisoning
of Mrs. Kichl, and that our comments per
force are unmerited. The Xew "ierk
Herald and Philadelphia Times have pub
lished the facts as we had them, and com
mented in the same spirit, and if District
Attorney Emig has a different story te
tell our columns are open te him for a
mere circumstantial narrative than his
naked denial furnishes.
The opening year premises te be one
of the livelist in the history of the Repub
lican party of this county. There will be a
warm contest especially for district attor
ney and for state senator in the lower end.
A. J. Ebciiy, T. J. Davis and J. W. John Jehn John
seu are het feet for the position of prose
cutor of the quarter sessions, and Jehnsen
is said te be getting his work in already in
every district ; he expects the New Era's
active support, and will demand aid from
many ethers than Warfcl, whom he claims
te have helped in times- gene by. Reineehi
will make a desperate raid en Mylin, and it
is said that Jcre Cooper's appointment te
the prison clerkship
Seuth" for Reineehi.
wc shall sec.
Wc shall sec what
The Ohie Republican legislators have
nominated Garfield by acclamation for
United States senator, and can, of course,
elect him. The distinction is littingly con
ferred. Garfield is undoubtedly their
ablest man and the conceded Republican
leader of the Heuse. He may find, hew
ever, like Blaine, that the Senate is a
mere limited field than the popular branch
and his party will feci his less mere keenly
in one house than they will be profited by
his accession te the ether. In Maryland
William Pinkncy Whytc announces that
he has reconsidered his determination te
net be a candidate for senatorial re-election.
He was stung te resentment at the
intimation that he " could net if he
In the present rage for the revival of
old-fashioned customs care should be
taken te select only these which will be of
benefit. A local contemporary the ether
day came out with a strong article adve
cating a return te the old-time custom of
throwing an old shoe after a newly wed
ded couple. The arguments adduced were
very plausible, but one fact is often better
than a column of rhetoric. Wc learn from
a Georgia paper that, this fashion has
already been revived in some portions of
that state, and the ether day as a colored
bride and groom were leaving the house
the shoe was thrown with a will. The
aim was net geed, the bride was struck en
the head by the leather emblem, and as
the shoe was a number nine the woman is
new in the hospital.
It is new settled that Senater Wallace
will name four and Cameren six of the
census supervisors iu Pennsylvania. Of
the districts which will be placed at the
disposal of Senater Wallace the Fourth is
composed of the counties of Bucks, Car Car
eon, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northamp
ton, represented by Messrs. Gottschalk
and Bachmau ; the Seventh includes the
counties represented by Messrs. Coflreth
and Wise, and the Tenth is represented by
Messrs. White, Osmcr and Dick. Senater
Wallace, who resides in his ether dis
trict, has decided te name J. Simpsen
Africa in it, and ha will be appointed pro
vided he is net a candidate for Congress,
in which event it is probable the depart
ment will decline te name him, as it docs
net desire te appoint any one te efiicc who
could use the position for political pur
poses. There was a strong effort made te
bring the Third district, consisting of
Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, Xorthuniber Xerthuniber
land and Schuylkill, in the Democratic
list, as three of the counties are Demo
cratic. This movement was frustrated.
however, and it is understood that a
publican will be appointed.
California's Orange Crep.
A citizen who owns an orange orchard
in Les Angeles county says that the crop
this year will net be as large as last year
that is, there will net be as many
oranges in number, but they will average
mucn larger tlian last year, l lie crop a '
year age brought, en the trees, an average
of $1 per 1,000. It is said that the crop has
already been sold te San Francisce
dealers. Last year most of the orange
crop of San Bcrnadine county went te
Arizona, and it is probable that the
greater part of it will take that destina destina
natien this year. Arizona opens a new
market for the fruit growers of southern
California. The mining developments of
that territory arc increasing the popula
tion. There arc no orchards in bearing
in that country. The pioneer miner is al
ways hungry for fruit, and these people
made a better market for oranges last year
than could be found elsewhere. There arc
an immense number of orange trees which
have come into bearing in southern Cali
fernia within the last three years. The
new trees, of course, bear light crops, but
these greatly augment the aggregate.
Twenty-two dollars a thousand make these
crops a very desirable one when each tree
will average 1000 oranges, and a great
many trees go a long way above that num
ber. Congress Again In Sessieu.
Beth houses of Congress reassembled
yesterday. Members of the Heuse of
Representatives were slew in appearing in
the hall ; several prominent members are
absent, including Messrs. Garfield, Frye,
Krw-incrm- nnd 'Ewinrr Tlin iinnv nnnrnnr?-
atien bill has net yet been completed, but
the military academy and fortification
bills are ready for reporting in the Senate.
Financial topics, it is thought, will be
avoided throughout the present session.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
A negre woman, known as "Old
Hager," died at North Adams,
the great age et 115 years..
The catch of herring in Passmaqueddy
bay has been very large, and the water is
literally alive with the fish.
Jehn M. Carr, a prominent citizen of
Rushville, Ind., waded into a mill race te
the depth of three feet and then shot him
self in the right temple with a revolver.
It has been decided te appoint Cel. Gee.
B. Corkhill, formerly of Iowa, te be United
States district attorney for the District of
Columbia. His nomination will undoubt
edly be confirmed.
At Landis, Miss., en Saturday night,
Jehn Harris, a deputy sheriff of Panela
county, while seated in his office was shot
and mortally wounded by an unknown
party. Scandal is said te be at the bottom
of the affair.
The flood in the Seine at Paris has de
creased considerable, and the traflie ever
the bridges lias been resumed. The de
struction of property is new represented
te be insignificant. The reports from the
provinces of damage by the floods are,
however, still serious.
In Alabama, Governer Cobb has ap
pointed Luke Pryer, esq., te succeed the
late Senater Housten in the Senate until
the Legislature meets next November and
elects iu a formal manner a successor. Mr.
Pryer was the late Senater Housten's law
In Cincinnati Judge Moere, of the com
men pleas court, leuntl a burglar in ins
house. He fired point-blank at the man,
who fell headlong down stairs. The bur
glar was dragged from the house by his
accomplices, who succeeded in carrying
Venice is te be made accessible in car
riages by a bridge from the main land.
The city at present is net only frozen up,
but is threatened with a want of drinking
water, the Tusina and Brenta being cover
ed with two and one-half inches of ice. In
Sicily the ground is covered with snow.
Lloyd S. Brown, an cx-member of the
last legislature of Ohie, dropped dead en
a Columbus street car while en his way te
attend a meeting of an insurauce company
with which he was connected. He has been
a prominent insurance man, and has long
been connected with the Little Miami com
Beth houses of the New Yerk Legisla
ture organized yesterday by the election
of all the Republican caucus candidates.
Addresses were made by the president of
the Senate and by bpeaker Sharpe of the
Assembly. Ihc governor s message was
raceived and read. In the Senate, bills
were introduced repealing the rapid transit
act of 1875, in relation te the legal rate of
interest, piletage in Tvcw l erk harbor and
In Cleveland early yesterday morning
Leenard Case, a very wealthy resident died
under circumstances which give rise te
suspicion of suicide. He was found lying
en the fleer and near by was a saucer
which contained chloroform. Mr. Case
was bachelor nearly 00 years of age, and
was worth between three and four millions
of dollars. He was noted for his charitable
gifts, having donated some years age a
large block of ground te the Cleveland
In Akren, Ohie, yesterday, the Atlantic
and Great Western railroad was sold by
Gen. J. II. Devcrcux, of Cleveland, the
special master of the commissioner under
the foreclosure proceedings in Summit
county, of the court of common pleas and
similar courts of Pennsylvania and New
Yerk. The read was bid in by R. G. Rals
ton and S. A. Streng, of Xew Yerk, the
purchasing committee for the English
bondholders under the reorganization
scheme, for $15,000,000, its minimum ap
praisement. Under its reorganization the
read will be reduced te a standard gauge.
iive Him a Cliancc.
A man named Michael Dunn, who in the
course of his career had spent seventeen
years in prisons, and who consequently
knows of the hardships and privations of
convict hie, is engaged m a work winch
philanthropists of ambitious aim should
have long since given mere attention te
than it has hitherto received. He has
founded a lodging house in New Yerk
city for the purpose of giving shelter te
criminals who have been discharged from
prison and who arc seeking for opportuni
ties by which they can earn their living in
useful and honest employment. On Sun.
day last a reporter found nine ex-convicts
gathered around his dinner table. They
were nearly all young men and had net
been guilty of mere than one crime, and
their benefactor, Dunn, had found
means of placing them all iu useful
occupations. "If," said he, "you give an
ex-convict a fair show iu nine cases out of
ten he will reform, for no man who has
ever been te state prison will care te go
there again." During the past year he
had given shelter te two hundred and
eighty-seven men, and turned out twenty
eight, because they were idle and lazy.
Places for sixteen men were obtained eji
the elevated railroad, twenty in different
merchants' offices in the city, fifteen in a
laundry at Belleville, N. J., fifty were sent
te sea and seventeen enlisted in the army.
On an average the support of each man
costs $1.27 per week. This charity, which
is evidently net conceived in a money-making
spirit, is most praiseworthy, and
citizens of means who endeavor te lift up
their fellow beings from degradation te a
noble manhood ought te imitate the hum
ble but well-directed benevolence of this
man Dunn. The reformation of the con
vict after he emerges from the penitentiary
and the opening of opportunities by which
he may take or resnmc his place as a geed
citizen, cannot receive tee much consider censider consider
tien. Zulu Diplomacy.
Savages have always becu remarkable
for shrewdness in their simplicity, and Cet Cet
cwaye, the Zulu, is no exception. When
leaving his kingdom as a prisoner of war,
he expressed great anxiety about his own
welfare, about his wives, and about certain
relations ; but he never said a word about
a son. llus reticence, while disparaging
te his parental tenderness, reflects the
highest credit en his diplomacy, for
though Cetcwaye might he a prisoner, his
son, se long as he was in Zululand, would
he knew, still keep a corner in the Zulu
heart warm for him. Visitors te the king
have come away delighted with his candor
and his loquacity, but that secret of a son
never escapes the lips of the candid and
talkative monarch. Te the conjurers
sent te amuse him he seemed te open
his heart without any reservation, and,
when the pipers of the Ninety-first squeal
ed and droned before him, lie confided te
them, after his first astonishment and be
wilderment had subsided, his inmost
thoughts. He imparted te them details of
his daily life and his most cherished hopes.
Above all, he told them hew he longed te
be dressed himself as a Highland piper
but he never said a word about a son.
This youth, however, is a very substantial
fact, 12 years old and very fat. He is liv
ing at present with Cctewaye's brother,
Umbwakwaba, and has interviewed the
British authorities at Ulundi.
Interest in the situation in Maine in
creases as the time approaches for the
meeting of the Legislature te-day. Beth
parties Republicans and Fusionists held
caucuses and nominated officers last night.
It is understood that the Fusionists can or
ganize the Senate, but the defection of sev
eral of their men will leave them without
a quorum in the Heuse.
Washington county, is a great wool
crewing region, and the product is nearly
all bought up already. One dealer bought
750,000 pounds at an average of 40 cents
While Mrs. Mary Heek, of Pittston,
was absent from home her little son,
whom she had left locked up in the house,
was burned te death, his clothing having
ignited while he was playing with the fire.
A. M. Russell, a member of the oil ex
change, formerly connected with the
Parker bank, and for many years captain
of a steamboat, died very suddenly yester
day morning of heart disease.
The body of a well-dressed man, appar
ently 37 years of age, was found in the
bushes near Kratz's station, en the Perkic-
men mureati yesterday. mere was no
marks of violence upon it. The name
" William Markin " was tatoeed en the
arm in India ink
Anether advance was made yesterday in
the priecs of nails by the Western nail
association. There was no meeting, but
telegraphic consultation between the mem
bers of the association. The new price
is $3 per keg. and takes effect at once.
A few months age nails sold at $2.40 per
Christopher Heffman, a young man,
aged 24, hanged himself in his barn near
Erie. He has been trusted with large sums
of money te deposit in or withdraw from
the bank and has always been considered
honest. Among his effects was found evi
dence of embezzlement aud attempts at
forgery. Fear of discovery and prosecu
tion probably prompted the deed.
Early en Monday morning Ellcmina
Reth, a young girl between thirteen and
fourteen years of age. eloped with a mar
ried man named Willeugliby Arneld, at
North White Hall, near Allentown. Ar Ar
eold had worked en the same farm where
the girl was employed and they were very
intimate with each ether. Arneld has a
wife and child, who an: much distressed
ever the affair.
Mrs. Elizabeth Derr, one of the eldest
persons in Easten, died last night, in her
8!)th year. She was very widely known.
She has three brothers and two sisters
living, all of whom are ever 73 years of
age. She was the mother of nine children,
three sons, who are dead, and six daugh
ters, who survive her. All the children
have married, and Mrs. Dcrr has 40 grand
children, 04 great-grandchildren and three
Under a decision of the supreme court in
the great Bull Ring oil case, the following
oil parties will have te pay : 1). lfostct lfestct
ter owed the Pittsburgh petroleum oil
company (the " Bull Ring" company)
$204,(500. S. Lewis owed it $49,893, and
Hertz $47,021, and the Pittsburgh
petroleum oil company owed Lockhart &
Frew $110,079, and owed Bycrs & Ce.
$192,043. A. Lewis & Hertz were bank
rupts, their liability was divided by the ar
bitrators among Hestcttcr, Lockhart &
Frew, and Bycrs and Company. By this
means the debt of Mr. Hestettcr was in
creased te $248,931. The arbitrators also
found that Mr. Hestcttcr had $250,000
stock in the company, instead of $200,000
as he claimed.
IlKllIKKY IN MAINi:.
A l'tisienlst .Swearing that He Was raid
SI, OOO te Resign.
In Portland, Me., there appeared in yes
terday afternoon's press dispatches a letter
signed by Themas B. Swann, of Minet,
saying that he would net act with the Fu
sionists. The following affidavits, which
appear in the Argus, arc therefore self-explanatory
Augusta, Mc., January G.
I, Themas B. Swann, of Minet, hereby
en oath make the following statement :
On the evening of January 5, 1 was inform
ed by a reliable person that he had been
offered $1,000 by one of the agents
of the Republican party te resign his
position as representative te the Leg
islature of Maine and net act with
the Greenback or Democratic party. I
thereupon consulted with the leading
members of the Greenback party and in
formed them that I would have it hinted
te the said agent that my resignation
could be cll'ected with money, and if I was
ell'ered $1,000 I would take it and sign the
papers that they should request and then
expose their plans te defeat the will of the
people by bribery. The party whom they
endeavored te bribe en the evening of the
5th informed said agent that I could be
purchased, and, at half-past ten o'clock en
the 6th, it was appointed for mc te be
at the court house and sign the resignation
and ether papers. I went there at
the time appointed and met the said
agent, whose name I new suppress. A
trade was made and said agent paid mc
$1,000 in cash. Said agent informed me
that they had get three or four men te re
main away from the Heuse of Representa
tives se wc could net have a quorum pres
ent. I was required te copy in my own
hand papers which they had prepared be
fore I came te said court house for my sig
nature. I new have the $1,000 in my pos
session and have shown it te several per
sons. Themas B. Swaxx.
Augusta, Jan. 6, 1880.
County of Kennebec, ss.
Personally appeared Themas B. Swann
and made oath that the above affidavit is
true before mc.
E. II. Geve, Justice of the Peace.
The affidavit of Moses Harriman, of
Kciniebunk, says that en January 5 he
received $1,000 at the Augusta court
house for declining te accept a scat, and
was also premised that if the Republicans
secured the organization he should have
a scat and be "taken care of."
A Mether and Three Children Humeri
Iii San Francisce yesterday about eight
o'clock a lire broke out in a two story
frame dwelling en Union street, between
Powell and Masen street, occupied by
Daniel Heskins, his wife and frye
children. Mr. Heskins and his eldest
son had gene te their work, and Mrs.
Heskins, after breakfast, went te her room
en the second fleer front, and lay down en
the bed with Eddie, aged four. Her
daughter, Annie, aged nineteen, and a
baby sister were still sleeping in a back
chamber. Themas, the second son, who
was in the lower part of the house, heard
his mother cry, " Help ! Fire !" Upen
running up stairs he found the way barred
by flames. An alarm was instantly given,
but before the engines arrived the house
was almost entirely consumed. The bodies
of Mrs. Heskins, Annie, Eddie and the
infant were found in the rooms. The origin
of the lire is unknown.
The ltiet Lesses.
The Allegheny county commissioners
have decided te issue for the present $1,
741.000 of bends for the payment of the
compromised claims for prepert .'destroyed
in the July riots of 1877. These bends will
be cither registered or coupons, according
te the wish of the purchaser, will bear 5
per cent, interest, free of taxation, and
one-half will be payable January 1st, 1890,
and the ether half en January 1st, 1900.
The first half will be redeemable any time
at the option of the county after January
1st, 1883, and the balance redeemable any
time after January 1st. 1890. Heme banks
have already subscribed for $1,430,000,
and private parties, all residents of Alle
gheny county, have subscribed for $330,
000. These bends will be issued in sixty
Sales of Kcal Estate.
Henry Shubert, auctioneer, sold at pub
lic sale last evening, at the Leepard hotel,
the property belonging te Fred'k Teelle,
situated en the north side of Seuth Prince
street, Ne. 337, te D. McMullcn, esq., for
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. '-
THR POULTRY SHOW.
Drawing te a Clese List et Preminms
The first exhibition of the Lancaster
county poultry association, which com
menced en Friday last, will close this even
ing. It has been a remarkable success,
both financially and as regards the display
of fowls. While a few varieties of fowls
arc unrepresented and a fv ethers only
lightly represented, all the choicer vari
eties, including Brahmas, Cochins, Ply
mouth Rocks, Leghorns, Games, Bantams,
ducks, geese, pigeons, &e.f are very fully
represented by birds of unusually high
All day long yesterday the judges were
very busily engaged in weighing and ex
amining the birds aud announcing the pre
miums. Their duties have been very on
erous and in some cases very difficult of
performance. Seme of the contesting birds
are se nearly alike in all points that it has
been found almost impossible te determine
which is the better. It is no wonder there
fore that there should be some little dis
satisfaction among unsuccessful exhibitors
with the awards of the judges ; and indeed
it is probable that in a few instances they
have made mistakes ; it would he wonder
ful if the had net ; but the general ver
dict, as far as we have been able te learn it,
is that the judges have performed their
duties conscientiously and with marked
Belew we publish the list of premiums
as announced :
Class 1 Asiatics.
Liijht BrahmusS. S. Warfcl. Stras
burg, 1st premium and three donation
premiums for best pair ; score of cockerel,
94 ; pullet, 90.
Dr. Mayer, Willow Street, 2d premium ;
cockerel, 93j ; pullet, 87 ; special prem
ium for heaviest stock en exhibition, and
Dark Brahmas W. A. Myers, of Yerk,
1st, 2d and two special donation prem
iums. Black Cochins Samuel G. Engle, Mar
ietta, 1st and special association premiums ;
cockerel, 97 ; pullet, 93 ; also, donation
T. Frank Evans, Litiz, 2d premium ;
cockerel, 93 ; pullet, 93.
Partridge 'Cochins Jacob Cele, Clinten.
X. J., 1st premium and special donation
premium for best pair; cock, 90 ; hen 9(5 .
W. A. 31 vers, Yerk, 2d premium ; eeek,
87 j ; hen, 95 .
Geerge A. Geyer, Spring Garden, special
premium for best pea-comb partridge
Buff Cochins .Jehn Cele, Clinten, X. J.,
A. S. Flowers, Mount Jey, 2d premium.
7tite Cochins A. S. Flowers, .Mount
Jey, 2d and special premiums.
Class " Games.
Black J. A. Buch & Bre., Litiz, 1st
premium, 2d premium and special prem
iums. Malay Rev. 1). C. Tobias, Litiz, 1st as
sociation special premium and Daily In In
Jehn E. Diehl, Beverly, X. J., 2d asso
ciation special premium.
Black-Breasted Red'V. Frank Evans,
Litiz, 1st premium and donation premium.
Gee. K. Erisman, Lancaster, 2d prem
ium. Class a aine Xtantams.
Black-Breasted Beds Chas. E. Leng,
Lancaster, 1st and 2d premiums and dona
Silcer Duck-icing Chas. E Leng, Lan
caster, 2d premium.
Bed Pile Chas. E. Leng, Lancaster, 1st
and two special premiums.
Gelden Sebright Chas. E. Leng, Lan
caster, 1st premium ami Daily Examiner
Gelden Duck-icing Chas. E. Leng. Lan
caster, 1st and two special premiums.
Charles Lippold, Lancaster, 2d prem
Black Rese-comb Charles E. Leng, 1st
and two special premiums.
Silecr Sebright Win. Scheenbcrgcr, 2d
Class 4 Hamburg.
Gelden Spangled Ferd. Schaeflur, Lan
caster, 1st premium.
Silver Spangled J. A. Steber, Schoc Schec
ncek, 1st premium.
Jeseph II. Ilabecker, Spring Garden. 2d
Silver Penciled Fcnl. Schaefler, Lan
caster, 2d premium, Wkkkly Intklli
Gi:xcKit premium, and donation premium.
Class 5 Spanish.
V. ''. Black Spanish Jehn Greh,
Landis Valley 1st premium and donation
M. L. Grcidcr, Mt. Jey 2d premium.
White Leghorns L. G. Martin, Spring
Garden, 1st premium and donation pre
mium. Ames Ringwalt, Lancaster, 2d pre
mium. Brown Leghorns Jeseph R. Trissler,
Lancaster, 1st premium, and two donatieu
31. L. Grcidcr. Mount Jey, 2d premium.
Black Leghorns Jeseph R. Trissler,
Lancaster, 1st premium and two donation
Charles E. Leng, Lancaster. 2d pre
mium. Andidusians Sherman Diehl, Beverly,
X. J., 1st premium and donation pre
mium. Class American.
Plymouth Beck Gee. G. Kiefler. Cham
bcrsburg, 1st and two special premiums.
M. L. Grcidcr, Mt. Jey, 2d premium.
Jacob B. Leng, Lancaster, special pre
mium for best display.
Wm. .1. Cooper, Lancaster, special pre
mium for best game hatched chicks.
Class 7 Polish.
White Crested Black.!. AV. Bruckhart,
Salunga, 1st premium, and special pre
mium. Jehn L. Mctzgcr, Lancaster, 2d pre
mium. Gelden Spangled Wm. A. Schoenbcr Scheenbcr
gcr, Lancaster, 1st premium.
Silcer Spangled Geerge C. Liller, Lan
caster, 1st premium.
White Crested White Jehn L. Mctzger,
2d premium and donatieu premium.
Classes 8 and O.
French fowls and Dorkings, no pre
Class IS Turkeys.
Jehn A. Steber, Scheencck. special
weekly Xew Era premium for largest
turkey weight, 39 pounds.
II. II. Tshudy, Litiz, special premium
for White Helland turkeys.
Class 14 Geese.
Embden. Mrs. Celin Cameren, Bricker
ville, 1st premium.
Heng Keng S. D. Martin, Litiz, 1st
Mrs. Celin Cameren, 2d premium.
Class 13 Ducks.
Pekin Miss Minnie Brcneman, 1st pre
mium, weekly Examiner and Express pre
mium, and donation premium.
Gee. A. Geyer. Spring Garden, 2d pre
Rouen Gee. A. Geycr; Spring Garden,
1st and special premiums.
White Muscevy S. D. Martin, Litiz, 1st
Class 15 l'igeens.
Blue Pied Pouters Harry G. Ilirsh,
Lancaster, 1st premium.
Jes. II. Ilabecker, 2d premium.
Barbs Ferd Schae.Tcr, Lancaster, 1st
Yellow Fantails Charles
E. Leng, 1st
aud 2d premiums.
"Black Fantails Charles E. Leng, 1st
and specials ; Jes. If. Ilabecker, 2d pre
mium. White Fantails Charles Lippold, 1st
Yellow Jacobins Jehn 31. Hagans. Stras
burg, 1st premium ; Jehn E. Shauni. Lan
caster, 2d premium.
Red Jacobins Jehn 31. Hagans, Stras
burg, 1st premium.
Blaek Jacobins Jehn 31. Hagans, Stras
burg, 1st ; Jes. H. Ilabecker. 2d premi
ums. White Jacobins Jeseph II. Ilabecker,
1st ; C. G. Landis. 2d premium.
Baldhead Tumblers Charles Lippold,
city, 1st premium.
Inside Tumblers Charles Lippold, 1st
Lengfaced Tumblers Jeseph II. Haback
er, 1st ; Charles Lippold. 2d premium.
Yellow Turbits Jehn E. Shaum, city,
1st. and C. G. Landis, 2d premium.
Black Trumpeters Charles Lippold 1st
and Jes. If. Ilabecker 2d premium.
White Trumpeters Charles Lippold, 1st
Yellow Trumpeters C. G. Landis, 1st
Blue Antwerps Frank Hewell, 1st. and
Charles Lippold, 2d premium.
Silver Antwerps Charles Lippold, 1st.
and Harry G. Ilirsh, 2d premium.
Red Checkcnd Antwerps Harry G.
Ilirsh, 1st. and Charles Lippold. 'fid pre
mium. Blue African Owls Jehn E. Shaum. 1st,
and Charles Lippold, 2d premium.
White African Owls Charles E. Leng,
1st, Charles Lippold, 2d premium.
Swallows Ulue ami l.Iaek Jehn E.
Shaum. 1st premium tin each.
Red Magpies Jeseph II. Ilabecker. 1st
Moerheads Christian Greider, Mount
Jey, 2d premium.
While Pouters C. O. Landis, Lancaster,
Best Coop of Six Pigeons Charles E.
Leng, special premium.
Class 1 Ca:;e and Ornamental lSirils.
Canaries Charles Lippold, 1st anil 2d
Parrots 3Irs. Ellen II. Hager, Lancas
ter, 1st premium.
Special Association I'rcmiiims.
American Sebrighfs Jeseph R. Trissler.
Lancaster, 2d association's special premium
and daily Xew Era premium.
Langsfians'V. Frank Evans, Litiz, 2d
premium and association's special pre
mium. Fer the $10 premium eil'crcd by the as
sociation for the best coop of any variety,
six specimens, one male and five females,
there was a very close contest between
Charles E. Leng's Silver Duekwiug ilan
tams, S. X. Warfel's Light Urahmas and
Sam'l II. Euglc's Black Cochins. After a
very careful and protracted examination
of the birds the judges awarded
the premium te 3Ir. Leng, his
birds scoring 503V points te 5!!3 for 3Ir.
Warfel's and 559 for Mr. Euglc's. The
several scores in detail were as fellows ;
3Ir. Leng's Bantams cockerel, 94. pullets
respectively, 94, 91, 91 95, 94. 3Ir.
Warfel's Brahmas cockerel, 93, pullets
respectively, 90. 90, 90, 931, 92J. 31 r.
Eagle's Black Cochins cockerel, 95, hens
respectively, 90, 95A, pullets respectively,
90, 94, 94. Mr. Warfel's pullets weighed
respectively 12 pounds, 11- pounds, 8
pounds, 10 pounds 15 ounces, antl It
The $5 premium offered by the associa
tion for the most perfect perfeet pair of
fowls in the shewwas awarded te Charles
E. Leng, Lancaster, en his pair of Itlaek
Ureastcd Red Game Bantams "Tem and
Jenny." 3Ir. Leng has fairly carried elt
the chief honors and profits of the fair,
having secured the three principal prizes,
and a number of smaller ones the whom
aggregating in value ever $70.
nkici: i;oi;neoi njtws.
Kvcnts Acress the County Line.
James Levy, a Shenandoah ehieken
fancier, is training a ehieken te dance, and
is willing te wager $150 that lie will suc
3rrs. Kebler, of Harrislmrg, was severe
ly burned by the. explosion of a coal oil
lamp which she was carrying down .stairs,
Parties who are interested in navigation
say that the Pennsylvania canal will open
at an early date this year that an ejicn
winter thus far warrants this belief.
A patient angler actually came in from
the Yellow Breeches creek fishing ground
en Saturday with a fine bunch of black
suckers, which he caught, he said, with
red and line.
There was a fair sprinkling of wild ducks
en the river yesterday, but the day was
net "a geed one for gunning," and the
ducks therefore enjoyed themselves, not
withstanding the rainy weather. The
river is 5 feet above low water mark.
A Yerk county steer died suddenly the
ether day, and there was at ence a terri
ble scare among the farmers about pleuro pleure pleuro
pneueonia. A veterinary surgeon was
called in and made a pest mortem examin
ation of the carcase, when it was discov
ered the animal had choked te death by
having attempted te swallow a large corn
cob. The Central Pennsylvania poultry asso
ciation, of Pottsville, opened its annual
exhibition in 3Ieuntain City hall, Potts
ville, yesterday under the most favorable
auspices. One hundred and lifty regular
premiums arc offered, amounting from $1
te $5 each, and 5(5 special prizes, ranging
from 83 te $25 each, arc offered besides by
members of the association.
Superintendent Wickersham, of the
school department, has recently admitted
141 mere pupils te the different soldiers
orphans' schools which increases the
number in all the schools te about 2,CC0.
There is new en file in the school depart
ment about 500applicatiens for admission,
but hardly one out of ten will be favor
ably considered, because the claims are
net valid under the law governing the
soldiers' orphans' schools.
All the wooden spans of the long bridge
across the Susquehanna, at Havre tic
Grace, have been rf placed with iron ones,
and the draw will be completed by Feb
ruary. The eltl bridge was opened te
travel in 180C and the new one was com
menced in 1870. It has been con
structed by the Phwuix bridge com
pany and the Edgcmoer iron company,
the former putting up seven spans and
the ether six including the draw.
Weighty Live Stock.
3Ir. Alexander Stevenson, of Drumore
township, recently slaughtered two hogs
(Chester White) which weighed when
tlressctl 1.213 pounds, the largest draw
inir 043 neunds. He also raised a Seuth-
down sheep which tipped the beam at 285
pounds, antl a lamb ten months old of the
same breed, which weighed 153 pounds.
Opening et College.
Franklin and 3Iarshall college will be
opened for the winter term to-nierrow
merningat 10 o'clock. Dr. Gerhart will
deliver the opening address. A number of
students have already returned te the city
aud by Friday most of them will be back.