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THURSDAY KVENING. AFBHj 15,1880.
The Cenntj Convention.
As we remarked yesterday, the anima
tion visible in the Democratic ranks and
which stirred the Northern district con
vention te such unwonted excitement
only betokens that the minority party in
Lancaster county is at least a very lively
one and has an amount of fighting bleed
in it that forecasts well for its place in
the ensuing presidential contest. That
it will reserve its strength for that issue
and unite it against the common fee was
made plain by the hearty geed feeling
which prevailed by the close of the county
convention and the geed grace with
which the victors accepted their triumph
and these who were disappointed conceal
ed their resentment if they felt any.
In the city and lower representative
and senatorial districts there was scarce
ly any perceptible difference of opinion,
and the delegates chosen were nominated
with singular unanimity. In the upper
district the feeling ran high, but it must
be very apparent te any reasonable ob
server that the procedure finally deter
mined upon and submitted te was the
only one by which a perfectly fair and
satisfactory result could have been
obtained. The chairman of the county
committee is charged with the duty of
providing for the organization of the
conventions,and in the pursuance of that
duty he must honestly exercise his dis
cretion te secure a " fair ballet and an
honest count." Xe one will deny that
by the course insisted upon yesterday
and finally acquiesced in by all parties
that result was obtained. Xe spectator
of the early proceedings will pretend te
claim that a seemly and satisfactory or
ganization could have been effected in
any ether way than by remanding every
delegate te his proper seat and calling
the roll of the districts. The only
" ursurpatien " that could have been
realized en the occasion would have been
te permit any one member of the con
vention, with no mere authority than
any ether, te shape its organization and
control its action against the wishes of
its majority.
As it happened, the voice of that ma
jority has secured free, fair and formal
expression, and in such a verdict all ac
quiesce. It ought te be satisfactory te
all that the delegates selected in both
districts are capable, independent
men ; loyal and intelligent Democrats ;
who will square their public conduct
with approved standards of Democratic
faith and practice, and who are under
stood te favor the selection of national
delegates unpledged and uncommitted te
any man or any man's' man, resolved te
act with an eye single te the welfare of
their party and the wishes of their con
stituents. The candidate for Congress, Mr. Stein
nietz, is well known te the public as a
gentleman of legislative experience, po
litical energy and professional promin
ence, and if anybody can chase the op
posing candidate he will gain en him as
rapidly as possible. Mr. Montgomery's
withdrawal as the nominee for district
attorney, leaves a vacancy which will
prebabiy net be filled until the result of
the Republican " scrub race" is known."
Mr. Douglass, candidate for senator, is
a faithful Democratic worker and a
young man of intelligence, widely known
in his district. The ether candidates en
the ticket, if they could be elected, would
endeavor te make our public institutions
something better than the spoils of con
tending hog and bull rings.
Grant, Maine, Tilden.
General Grant is advancing up the
Mississippi valley, but is no longer an
object of public interest, and his second
coming produces no sensation. There
will certainly be no wave of enthusiasm
te carry him through the Chicago con
vention. Main force and hard-fighting
only will save him there, as it only has
saved him in the state conventions where
he has been apparently endorsed. Ken
tucky wheels into line for him, but in the
face of a discontented minority. Blaine
en the ether hand seems te be doing
smooth work. The states he gets ap
pear te be for him heartily. He will be
the leading candidate and will encounter
the combined opposition which enures
te that perilously exalted position. The
nominee is likely te be Blaine or some
body who is new nobody. There is hard
ly a chance for Grant. In weakness as
a candidate before the country Blaine
will only be second te Grant. Against the
latter the powerful anti-third-term feeling
will be omnipotent. Against Blaine the
uncleanness of his hands ought te be ab
solutely destructive. With a Democratic
candidate in the field whose reputation
is without reproach, Blaine with his
smirched reputation surely cannot tri
umph. We are in a time when party
prejudice is net very lively and when
party ties will fail te control a great
many voters against their judgment of
the candidates. In the even balancing
of parties which exists the character of
the candidates will exercise a controlling
influence. Mr. Blaine has no character te
speak of and will get no electoral votes te
speak of against a reputable candidate.
We have many such te make our
selection from. Our delegates only need
te exercise an average amount of dis
cretion and they will net go wrong. Mr.
Tilden, who is the choice of se many
lecause of their belief that his nomina
tion will best typify our loathing of the
great fraud which kept him out of the
seat te which he was elected, has never
theless stirred up against himself se
much feeling, whether it is rightfully or
wrongfully entertained,thatit is obvious
that the geed of the party requires the
withdrawal of his name. We de net
suppose that he will permit it te be pre
sented te the convention, or that he
would desire a nomination that has net
tendered him with some approach te
unanimity. He would net be honored
by a second nomination in any
way forced from the party.
He has been once the candidate and if
he ought te be chosen again, the party
desire would be emphatically se ex
pressed. That desire is the ether way.
Even these who would vote for Mr. Til
den if he should insist upon being a
candidate would experience a feeling of
great relief if Mr. Tilden would decline
te be a candidate. This we confidently
expect him te de. Te suppose anything
else would be a reflection alike upon his
patriotism and his intelligence.
It was neither just nor judicious in
Senater Wallace te "arrange with certain
huckstering Republican politicians that
all the Democratic census enumerators
te be appointed in Lancaster county
should be " placed " in the upper sena
terial district, and that Supervisor
Snowden should " take his orders '" from
a single Democrat retained by Senators
Cameren and Wallace te dispense the
enumeraterships in consideration of the
support of delegates te the state conven
tion " in support of Mr. Wallace's inter
ests." The whole bargain was highly
discreditable te all concerned, and since
the consideration cannot be delivered
the contract may as well be annulled.
Let there be a fair deal all around and
the favors be passed regardless of selfish
factional interests. Verbum ba.
PERSONA.
This is the fifteenth auuiveisary of the
death of Abkaiiam Lincoln.
Net a word from William A. Wiieelkk.
Nobody knows whether he has had a bite
or net.
Hendricks, when a schoolboy, used te
argue imaginary law cases te himself as he
walked te and from school.
Rebert Feb-tune, the English author
and botanist, who in 18."7 was employed
by the United States patent office te collect
in China the seeds of the tea shrub and
plants, is dead at the age of 07.
Miss Emma Abbett is about ending one
of her most profitable seasons. It is said
that her share of the leccipts is little less
than $30,000. Emma will have the op
portunity of adding te this snug little sum
en her appearance in this city shortly.
Hayes, it is reported, said a few days
age : " I believe that the last half of my
administration has been as pleasant and as
free from perplexities and troubles as ever
falls te the let of an incumbent of the
presidential chair."
Victeii Huge always sits three hours at
table. One day he invites poets te dine
with him ; the next day learned men ; the
third day novelists ; the feuith day drama
tists; the fifth day admirers; the sixth
day artists ; Sunday his relatives net living
with him. There are always three ladies
and three gentlemen. He is a firm be
liever in the superstition that thirteen
people at a table will lese some one by
death within a year.
MINOR TOPICS.
A Hancock boom is en the
Kentucky.
tapis in
Vignaux belongs te the Fiench army.
Just new he is playing soldier. Such an
exhibition of billiards as he is giving was
never before seen. It is hardly according
te the discipline of the French military,
but the mere he runs when he meets his
adversary the better his friends like it.
Tun charge industriously circulated by
gentlemen who knew it was a lie that Mr.
McGrann or Mr. Hcnsel was a candidate
for delegate te Cincinnati "in Mr. Tildcn's
interest " was such a clumsy device that it
only derived feice from the persistency
with which it was repeated by people who
"Vst forged it and then kept hammering at
it. The circumlocution of telegraphing it
from here te Washington, thence te the
New Yerk II erM,aud cepyiug it from there
back into the Examiner, was such a won
derful feat that these who did it couldn't
conceal their self-satisfaction ever their
own ingenuity. Toe thin !
If the Examiner and Xew Era would
have stepped their accounts of the Deme,
cratie convention with a statement of what
was actually done there or even the most
exaggerated report of the indescribable
tumult that was finally quieted, they
would net have made themselves utterly
ridiculous. But when the Examiner re
peats editorially, as of its own knowledge
the irresponsible blather about a delegate
being paid $130 te stay at home, or about
"barl's" of money being rolled into a con
test whose only charactci istic was noise,
it discredits itself te an extent that wil
make its readers doubt ever what truth it
tells about its opponents.
And new, if the Burmese ambassador at
Thyetme is te be believed, or if he is accu
rately informed, there is net a particle of
truth in the reported burnings and bury
ings alive at Mandalay of hundreds of
King Thecbaw's subjects for the propitia
tion of the evil influences which have been
reported as alllicting King Thcebaw. We
shall probably next hear that King Thce
baw has either reformed and developed
into the most proper sort of a despot, or
else that he never killed any of his rela
tives and never was iu need of reform, and
that all the frightful stories that have been
told about him are British concoctions
which have in view tne furtherance of
British plans for a raid en Burmese terri
tory for annexing purposes. And if such
things as these should be said or hinted at
they would net have the stamp of the ab
solute improbability about them, nor
would they bcabselutaly unprecedented in
connection with the administration of Bri
tish se-called interests in India.
The Lancaster weekly Examiner is fifty
years old te-day, the first number having
been issued by Samuel Wagner, April 15,
1830. It was subsequently published by
G. W. Hamersly and Luther Richards,
and later successively by Rebert W. Mid Mid
dleten and Edward C. Darlington. In 1838
Jehn A Hiestaud, Jehn F. Huber and
Francis Heckert became the owners, and
when this partnership was dissolved Mr.
Hiestaud became sole proprietor, and con
tinues se. In 1872 a daily edition of the
Examiner was started, and in 1870 Mr.
Hiestaud bought the old Express and
united the two papers under the title of
the Examiner and Express. He announces
that the title of the paper will be hereafter
simply the Examiner. We congratulate
our contemporary en the prosperous con
dition in which it finds itself en the at
tainment of its semi-centennial and hope
it may continue te live and prosper for
many years te come. Barring its politics,
the Examiner is a geed paper.
Important if true : "A Democrat of
prominence, one who has held a high posi
tion in the councils of his party, informed
your correspondent te-day that Mr. Tilden
LANCASTER DAILY INTELUGK(JER THUBSDAY. APRIL 15, 1880.
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has written a letter te be read at the New
Yerk Democratic convention at Syracuse,
declining te be a candidate before the Cin
cinnati convention and withdrawing his
name. The reason assigned for his course
is the condition of his health. This same
gentleman says that Mr. Tilden prepared
a letter two months age withdrawing his
name, but the intercession of personal
friends prevented it from being made pub
lic." The above dispatch was handed te
a gentleman, an inmate of Mr. Tildeu's
house, last evening, with a request that
he would show it te Mr. Tilden. He took
it up stairs te Mr. Tilden. On his return
te the parlor he handed it back and said
that Mr. Tilden would net see the visitor.
He added in reply te a question that Mr.
Tilden had net read the dispatch.
A let of yellow-fever feathers from
Memphis appears te be circulating about
the country iu a very miscellaneous and
decidedly hazardous fashion. Seme biief
while age they were sent te Chattanooga,
and en being turned back from there were
forwarded te Cincinnati, consigned te a
dealer who declared that he had net ordered
them and who refused te receive them.
The health officer at Cincinnati has
surveyed the infected goods and ordered
the beat which carried them te take them
back te Louisville, from whence they had
been taken te Cincinnati. We picsume
that they will go te St. Leuis or some
ether well-populated settlement nsxt that
is, it some enterprising health ofheer or
ether public-spirited citizen docs net take
them in charge speedily and drop a lighted
match in their midst. There certainly
appears te be a necessity for summary deal
ing with these particular feathers, and be it
public official or private citizen who suc
ceeds in having them deprived of power te
de harm, neither the censure of public
opinion nor the heavy hand of the law
will be likely te de him any severe injury.
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LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
A jury was obtained in the Bucholz
murder trial yesterday, at Bridgeport,
Conn.
In the California Senate yesterday the
bill for the suppression of stock gambling
was defeated.
1 he ban J; raucisce Uhremclc ellicc yeijr
tcrday reduced the price of composition
frenVfifty te forty-five cents per thousand.
Frederick W. Rice, a popular insurance
agent, fell down a coal mine at Providence
yesterday morning, 130 feet, and was in
stantly killed.
At Cincinnati, yesterday, a trame of
baseball resulted : Cincinnatis, 0 ; Na
tions, of Washington, 5. There were ten
innings.
The compositors en the New Yei k Wit-
ness struck yesterday en account of the em
ployment of two colored compositors in the
office. All but two el the old hands left
their cas-cs.
uwmg te uissatisiactien among some
employees of the Vulcan steel works of
St. Leuis legaiding wages, the company
has closed part of the works for the pres
ent. 1,000 employees arc out of work.
The suh-committee of the Heuse com
mittee en Pacific railroads voted yesterday
2 te 1 against granting any extension of
time te the Northern Pacific railroad. The
matter will come before the full commit
tee te-morrow.
The " regular" Democracy of New
Yerk city and Brooklyn elected Tilden
delegates te the Syracuse convention yes-
tciday. Mixed results aic reported from
the interior counties wherever the issue
was made Tilden or auti-Tilden.
A fire at St. Leuis yesterday in the
building at Main and Olive streets burned
out the Riverside printing office, the shoe
factory el II. 1'. lettcrman and somewhat
damaged the lower floors, occupied by
Jescph Garneau & Ce. and L. W. Hemp.
Less, piebably $20,000.
.i. ii. ACKien nas eccn ueieatett ter re-
nomination in the Third Louisiana con
gicssienal district by Mr. Balleu. Acklen's
career has been particularly unfortunate
at least, anil the Democrats generally ex
press gratification at his defeat en account
e. Ins unsavory record.
A fire broke out iu the Amcy feundery.
at Lancaster, O., yesterday, and destroyed
it and several ether building. Among the
buildings burned were : Jacob Ham
mend's feundery. Less, $5,000 ; no insur
ance. Oeorge Carter's grocery. Less,
$2,500 ; insured for $2,000. The residences
of Phil. Basley, Samuel Rhedebauch,
Themas Meekin, 31. Glenn and Messrs.
Kline ; no insurance.
The Iowa Republican state convention
yesterday was controlled by the Blaine
men, and the utmost harmony prevailed.
Resolutions were reported indorsing Blaine
as the choice of Iowa and the best man for
the party te nominate, and instructing the
delegates te Chicago te use all honorable
means te secure his nomination and te cast
the vote of the state as a unit. Five-sixths
of the delegates voted in the affirmative en
their adoption.
STATU! items.
Mr. Franklin B. Gewen is in the
"Vaux" delegation te the Harrisburg
convention.
On Monday, Watsen Henry, a mulatto,
was killed in the slate quarries at Banger,
Northampton county, by the caving in of
an embankment.
A widow named Kline, aged about G4
years, committed suicide at her residence
in Blain, Perry county, en Saturday morn
ing last at half-past 4 o'clock, by cutting
her threat with a butcher knife.
The Western Mail association held a
meeting at Pittsburgh yesterday and
agreed unanimously te a further suspen
sien ei two wceics. Alter discussing the
advisability of reducing prices it was de
cided te maintain the present rates.
The extensive tannery of Kistler Broth Breth
ers, at Leck Haven, was burned yesterday
afternoon. Less about $100,000. Insur
ance $73,000. The origin of the fire is un
known. There were fifty-five men and
boys employed in the building.
The Democratic convention of Clarien
county en Tues lay chose W. F. Cellner
and Barney Vensel representative delegates
te the state convention, with instructions
for Tilden. Resolutions denouncing the
recent course of Senater Wallace were
passed.
Little Ma'm'selle Deven, performing in
the circus at Philadelphia, failed te make
her flying leap from the trapeze yesterday,
and fell te the ground, before the horrified
gaze ei tne mg auaiencc. ane was ren
dered insensible, but net seriously hurt,
no bones being broken.
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Vignaux Wins the Match.
The billiard match in Paris between
Slossen and Vignaux was concluded last
night. Vignaux took up his run where he
left it Tuesday night and added eighty
points, making a total of 1,531 points
without a miss. Slossen made a great effort
te restore his fortune, and succeeded in
achieving a run of 1,103 points, during
which he was repeatedly cheered. Vignaux,
however,sceredthe 800 required for the last
night and wen the match.
In last night's play Slossen scored 1,989
points, which added te his previous count,
makes a total of 3,118. At the conclusion
of the match Slossen asked Vignaux for his
revenge. Vignaux has net agreed te de se
yet, but it is probable that the encounter
will be resumed in a fertinight.
COURT AND PRESS.
RIGHTS OF LAWYERS AND EDITORS.
THE NEWSPAPERS SPEAKING OUT.
The Eighth Installment of their Opinions.
Shadowed by Political Reasons.
Bradford Era, Kep.
It is te be hoped the supreme court will
reverse Judge rattersens decision, as n
seems shadowed by political reasons to
tally foreign te the equity that should Le
held sacred m such emgccrncics.
The Logical Criticism.
Alteena Sun, Dem.
Te admit that for his act a judge may
disbar them would be te concede his right
te usurp the functions of both grand and
petit juries, and te impose dangerous check
net only upon the freedom of the press,
but also upon freedom of speech.
Come Inte Court
Huntingdon Monitor, Deui.
If Messrs. Steinman and Hensel pub
lished in their paper any falu duirgc re
flecting en the character and integrity of
the court, they should be tried for libel.
Then the accuser and the accused would
meet, face te face, and have their case
tried before an impartial court, and decid
ed by an unprejudiced jury, liut when
Judge Patterson undertakes te sit in judg
ment upon Ms eicn case, and act the part
of prosecutor, judge and jury, he casts a
reprearh upon the administration of justice,
and does himself an injury which time can
never repair. Such judicial tyranny should
net be tolerated in Pennsylvania, and we
believe it will net.
Maj be Learned, Hut netDiscrcet.
Cecil County. Democrat, Deui.
Serving iu the double capacity of editors
and lawyers, the victims owed a double
duty. In the performance of that of mould
ers of public opinion and in exercise of
the high right te point out errors lest ethers
fall therein, they daied te express them
selves te their leaders in opposition te the
honorable bench. As lawyers they did
nothing, and yet they were held account
able as lawycis. But the blew at them,
the effects of which they can well atfeid te
bear patiently, is a threat te the liberty of
the press. Judge Patterson may be a
learned indue : he certainly is net discreet.
Had he taken the proper view of
the matter he haidlv would have placed
himself in such an unenviable and unten
able position.
Let's Have a Censer et Journalism.
Cambria Freeman. Dem.
This act of Judge Patterson is a most
arbitrary and high-handed proceeding and
will net, we feel confident, be sustained by
the supreme ceuit when it cemec before
the tribunal, as it will at an early day.
If an editor who also happens te be a law
yer can thus be summarily dealt with, the
next step te be taken is the establishment
of a government censorship of the press,
as it exists in Russia and ether despotisms
of the old world.
Alexander Wilsen left his home en Tues
day night te go a fire at Covington Ivy.,
telling his wife that there were many chil
dren in the adjoining house and he would
help te get them out. Yesterday his dead
body was found among the debris of the
fallen walls. He had gene into en6 of the
houses te assist in saving the children
and was there caught by one of the falling
walls. He was an cstcmable man, and pro
prietor of the only public library in Cov
ington. Unjust as Well as Unwise
Pittsburgh Times, Rep.
Allowing his angry passionsjte get the bet
ter of his calm judgment, Judge Patterson
had the editors, Messrs. Steinman and
Hcnsel, arraigned for contempt of court,
but as this charge could nej; be made held,
he afterwards changed his plan of retaliat
ing attack and.had the names of these gen
tlemen (both members of the bar) stricken
from the roll of attorneys. By virtue
of what right Messrs. Steinman and
Hensel, as editors, should be made te suf
fer in their ether capacity as attorneys, is
a difficult matter te understand. On his
bench and in his court Judge Patterson
might be excused for striking out in de
fense of his dignity, but away from that,
his own peculiar icalm, he stands upon the
level, and only upon the level, of any ether
citizen. He is as fair a subject of criticism
outside of that realm, as any ether citizen.
The judge's action in disbarring these gen
tlemen was as unjust as it was unwise.
The case will go by appeal te the supreme
court. The result of it there may be easily
anticipated.
What the Public are te Knew.
Cai lisle Herald, Itcp.
Has the public a right te knew whether
judges are actuated by such a motive as
was here charged? This is the crucial
question. If they have, each citizen who
discovers it has a right te inform his
neighbor. Communication from the mau
who knows te the mau who doesn't is the
only method by which public judgment, as
te the merits of public measures or public
men, can be formed.
But Judges Livingston aud Patterson
say that the public has no right te knew
whether the partisan feeling attributed te
them really controlled them. Iu the opin
ion tiled, Judge Patterson is pleased te re
mark that impeachment is the only re
dress which one "seeking or claiming te be
a public benefactor would for a moment
think of employing." The impeaching
Heuse and the trying Senate are the only
bodies of citizens te whom a lawyer
when he discovers a judicial malversatien
has a right te communicate it. Pray,
what officers arc net impeachable ?
The national constitution says, "The
president, vice president, and all civil
officers of the United States ;" the state
constitution says, " The governor and all
ether civil officers under this common
wealth," shall be subject te impeachment.
Se, whenever an officer is impeachable, he
is exempt from newspaper remarks upon
his conduct! If a state treasurer steals
its public moneys, silence ! If a pardoning
Lbeaid corruptly recommends the pardon
of a notorious criminal, silence ! ! If a
governor becomes habitually drunken, te
the degree of being unfit te perform his
duties, silence!!! If a 'judge cannot be
blamed for a completed official act, why
should a Heuse of Assembly, a governor,
an attorney-general, a treasurer?
Should these net be independent as well as
the judge ? If acting honestly, de they net
as much deserve protection from hostile
comment ? Are they net by nature as sen
sitive te ill-fame ? Is (tay)the recommend
ing or the granting of a pardon te a crimi
nal really less important than winking at
such conduct of a district attorney as
secures an improper acquittal? The
sooner Judge Patterson learns that a court
is an organ for the despatch of business,
and is net a wit mere holy than a governor
or a legislator, tne sooner he will gain an
indispensable qualification ler Ins office,
which he still lacks.
Judge Patterson knows tee well that,
if the press were silenced in regard te
official misconduct, impeachment of any
officer would be impossible. Representa
tives and senators act when the great
public makes it hard te avoid acting.
A Dreadful Comparison.
Alteena Sun, Dem.
This man Patterson evidently believes
that the days of Jeffries has returned, or
at least that he is privileged te make
himself as notorious in petty meanness as
the ether was in crime. In the one case
the crime disguised a butcher in the ether
an ass.
Geed Weight.
Reading Times and Dispatch, Rep.
Gen. Hancock's weight is 270 pounds.
A geed weight for president.
YANKEE ttTEXEMBN IN IRELAND.
Streng American Team te Ge te Dollymeant
This Tear.
The beard of directors of the National
rifle association have resolved te renew
during the present season and en Irish soil
the Irish-American competition, which in
1874, 1873 and 1876 was the occasion
of three exciting and well-fought
matches. The beard met in special
session for the consideration of
this subject. The committee, consisting
of Messrs. Fulton, Bedine and Grant, ap
pointed te consider the matter, recom
mended the sending of a team across the
Atlantic, and Majer Henry Fulton moved
the adoption of the report and the accept
ance of the Irishmen's invitation. He said
that the riflemen of Bosten informed
him that Messrs. W. Gerrish, J. F.
Brown and W. H. Jacksen, members
of the team of 1877
intended te visit
any circumstances
and first-rate shots,
Wimbledon under
and would doubt
less be available for the contest. The ri
flemen of Washinsrteu also guaranteed a
man, as also these of New Jersey. He
believed that he was only expressing the
general desire of the riflemen of the coun
try in making his motion te send a team te
Ireland. After some discussion en mat
ters of detail, the resolution was put te the
meeting and adopted. Following this
was the appointment of a committee te
take charge of the selection of a team,
the raising of necessary funds, and all
ether matters pertaining te the match.
They have power te make all arrangements
subject only te revision by the beard of
directors, and are instructed te pursue
their work with promptitude. The mem
bers arc Majer Henry Fulton, Colonel
Bedine, Lieutenant Colonel Litchfield,
General Shaler, General Mellncux, Mr. G.
Grant and Colonel E. II. Sanferd. The
team te be selected will consist of six
men, but it will be necessary te send
one or mere " substitutes" in
case of accident te one of their
number. The estimated expense is about
$5,000. Seme difference of opinion exists
as te the manner of determining the per
sonnel of the team. Sorae think they
should sheet their way into it in open com
petitions, as in previous years, while ethers
think this unnecessary and held that the
committee may select six of the best known
riflemen available. The committee will
early determine this matter.
Randall Opposed te the Unit Ilule.
Speaker Randall has written the follow
ing letter te a prominent Democratic poli
tician in Pennsylvania, in reply te an in
quiry as te the former's views with regard
te the unit rule in the forthcoming state
convention :
Deak Sin : Your inquiry received. I am
opposed te the unit rule because it fetters
and practically disfranchises the minority.
In Pennsylvania the delegates te the na
tional convention are chosen by districts,
and the state convention, having nothing
te de with their appointment, has no
power te direct the manner in which their
votes shall be cast. With the four dclc-gates-at-large
who are elected by the state
convention, the course is of course differ
ent. The unit rule has been a convenient
device by which te shackle the Republican
party in Pennsylvania and te subject it te
absolute personal domination, and it is net
at all desirable te engraft the practice upon
the policy of the Democratic party,. With
us the people govern in their own way.
The Lancaster resolution of 187C, te which
you refer as a precedent, gees for nothing,
as it had net the judgment of a full con cen con
vhntien in its favor. Yours truly,
(Signed) S. J. Randall.
I'ercst Fires.
The forest fires in Pike county. Pa.,
fanned by high winds, arc assuming alarm
ing proportions, and it is feared that in the
remote townships all the valuable timber
will be destroyed. At night the horizon,
as seen from Milfeid, is "a sheet of
flames."
Great forest fires are raging in Ocean,
Monmouth and Cumberland counties, New
Jersey. Despatches show that thousands
of acics of valuable timber have been
burned ever, and that in some districts
buildings, cattle and live stock have been
destroyed.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
THROUGH gUAKEK CITT SPECTACLES.
Viewing Lancaster Democracy at Leng
Range.
Philadelphia Times te-day.
The Lancaster Democrats never get any
thing but delegates te the party conven
tions, and therefore they seem te think it
worth while te indulge in a regular row
when they are called upon te select a few
delegates. Three conventions were held
yesterday for the election of eight dele
gates te the state convention and the nom
ination of candidates te be voted for in
November. There was no struggle ever
the nominations, candidates for Congress,
district attorney and the Legislature hav
ing been selected without a struggle, but
when it came te the question of delegates
the two Democratic parties had a hand-te-hand
fight in one of the districts. The
result of the day's work is that two dele
gates will be chosen te represent the Lan
caster district in the Cincinnati convention
who will be no man's men, who are net
new concerned for any particular presiden
tial candidate, and Lancaster will be against
the unit rule in the Harrisburg convention.
Our Cantlidate for Congress.
The Democrats of Lancaster haven't one
chance in several hundred thousand of
electing a candidate for Congress, but they
usually make such arrangements that if
the accident ever did happen the district
would have nothing te be ashamed of in
its represctative. Mr. Jacob L. Stcinmetz,
who was yesterday nominated for Congress,
has represented the Lancaster city district
in the Legislature and is a man whom the
Democrats of the county will he weli sat
isfied te vote for. He is the first candi
date in the field in this state and the
second nominated for the Forty-seventh
Congress, De La Matyr having been the
first.
1URTHDAY PARTY.
Pleasant Time at Jeseph Eckstein's Heuse.
Yesterday Jeseph Eckstein, who is the
eldest member of the Hebrew congre
gation of this city, was 84 years of age,
and the ladies' society, composed of mem
bers of the church, determined te give him
and his wife a surprise. In the evening a
large number of the members of the con
gregation, together, with their families,
met in the synagogue and proceeded from
that te Mr. Eckstein's residence. The
auair was a complete surprise
te that gentleman, who, during
the evening- was presented with
a purse of money by the party present.
Mr. Jacob Leeb made the presentation
speech and Mr. Eckstein responded, ten
dering the assembled party his sincere
thanks. Other speeches were made by
different parties, and refreshments, which
were furnished by the ladies, were served.
The party adjourned at a seasonable hour,
wishing Mr. Eckstein many mere birth
days. Committee en Printing.
Last evening the committee en printing
and stationery of councils organized at the
mayor's office by the election of Mr. Henry
Sineach, of the Seventh ward, chairman.
The committee is composed of Messrs.
Smeach, White, Yudith and Gee. M.
Franklin. It will meet en the second
Wednesday of each month.
THE COUNTY CONTENTION.
A Revised List of the Delegates and Com
mitteemen. Owing te the prevailing excitement of
yesterday it was nearly impossible te get
a complete list of the delegates te the
conventions and of the county committee
elect for the ensuing year. We have re
vised our lists aud republish them as fol fel
lows. Persons knowing of errors in the
same will oblige up by promptly pointing
them out :
City.
First Ward Theo.Treut, Jehn Slough,
Thes. F. McElligett, Win. McCemsey,
Wm. Scheurenbrand.
Second Ward S. W. Raub, J. B. Lichty,
Jes. Barnett, Charles E. Stewart, J. L.
Steinmetz.
Third Ward Adam Oblendcr. G. Ed
ward Hegener, Jehn A. Ceyle, Jehn F.
Deichler, Benj. F. Davis.
Fourth Ward J as. A. JlcElhenc. Henry
Wilhelm, Rebert E. Bruce, Harry E. Car Car
eon, Jehn Steigerwalt, jr.
Fifth Ward William B. Striae, Geerge
Musser, Peter McConemy, Peter Allabach,
Merris Gershel.
Sixth Waid R. II. Brubaker. Gee. W.
Brintnall, W. U. Hensel, Jehn M. McCul
lcy, Byren J. Brown,
Seventh Ward A. F. Dennelly, Henry
Derley, B. Kuhlmau, Davis Kitch, jr.,
Jehn Franciscus, sr.
Eighth Ward Leenard Schmidt. Jehn
St. Clair, Christian Oblendcr, Jehn Fritsch,
A. J. Snyder.
Ninth Ward Jehn J. Barclay, Jehn J.
Hutchinson, Fred Yeagcr, Elim G. Sny
der, Philip Zechcr.
Lewer Representative District.
Bart Jehn J. Keyler, II. Baughman, J.
J. Coulter, Jesiah Beyer, Lewis Pickle.
Colerain Geerge Beene, Newton Grefi",
James Walker, S. U. Swisher, Jehn J. Gal
braith. Conestoga W. II. Shober, M. G. Mc
Hcnry, Fred. C. Geerge.
Drumore L. T. Hensel, II. E. Raub, E.
M. Staull'er, E. P. Ambler, J. G. MeSpar
ran. Eden Rebert Montgomery, James Mont
gomery, Rebert Evans, G. J. P. Raub,
James K. Alexander.
Fulton R. P Jamisen, A. C. Jenkins,
J. O. Kennedy, Sanders McSparran, Wash
ington Whitaker.
Lancaster township S. II. Diml.ip, S.
W. Potts, David Martin.
Lampeter West Samuel Leng, Abram
Sides, Geerge Harnish, Jacob Peter.'.,
David Meek.
Lampeter East J. F. Ecliternacht,
Geerge Clerk, D. L. Erb, II. F. Hartman,
J. B. Martin. m
Leacock W. W. Busier, J. R. Rutter,
II. S. Rutter, S. M. Knox, Jesse F. Troop.
Little Britain M. H. AVilsen, W. W.
Hensel. Jehn J. Penncl, Dr. Zell, C. John John
seon. Martic B. F. Miller, David Creamer,
S. C. Stevenson, Ames McFalls, David
Smith.
Maner New Jehn S. Mann, William
Erwin, Fred Lcenaid.
Indiautewn C. J. Rhoads, B. McEl McEl
rey, Christian Kline, M. M. Seurbeer, A.
Hess.
Millcrsvillc Ames Charles, Julius Figey,
Fred. Fcnstermacher, Otte F.Reese, Her
man Geith.
Paradise Geerge Diller, N. J. Lefever,
Agncw Irwin. Jeseph Echternacnt, Adam
Stambaugh.
Pequea Jehn M. Miller, M. K. Sener,
M. Huber, Gee. W. Sawville, A. A. Sulli
van. Providence Uriah Huber, Nelsen Dy
son, G. J. Hildebrand, T. J. Shirk. S. P.
Shirk.
Salisbury Jehn Masen, Henry Wise,
Wm. Hamilton, James P. Mar.sh, Ames
Hess.
Sadsbury Jehn D. Harrar, Jehn Gra
ham, sr., Jacob Rice, jr , N. Gillespie, sr.,
H. L. Townsend.
Strasburg Township W. J. Wentz,
Philip Miller, B. B. Myers, Frank Clark,
Samuel Wikcr.
Strasburg Borough Jeseph Gender,
Chas. Beam, M. D. Aliment, Dr. Black,
Samuel Ecliternacht.
Washington BorengJi.
Upper Ward Henry Aument, Jacob
Walk, Geerge R. Will, Geerge W. Roberts,
Henry Fishel.
Lewer Ward Martin Bitner, Henry
Kise, Geerge Pray, Harvey Bush, J. B.
Douglass.
Upper Senatorial and Repre-entatie Dis
trict. Adamstown Levi Schnadcr.
Brecknock Henry StaufTer, J. F. Kern.
Caimarven Jehn II. DcIIaven, Gee. W.
Simpsen, Edward Barclay, Dr. Wm. B.
Irwin, R. M. Arters.
Clay Cel. D. Hauck.
Ceney Jehn L. Fasnacht, Jacob R.
Keb, David Metzler, Simen Ackcrman,
Jacob 13 rentier.
Cocalico West Wm. Bcchtel, Samuel
R. Gelsinger, Samuel Swcigeit, David
Ceglcy.
Cocalico East Pierce Leshcr, Dr. J. W.
Trabert, M. C. Killian, C. W. Carpenter,
Jehn S. Heiser.
Columbia (First ward) Wm. B. Given,
C. F. Yeung, R. O. Clark, II. C. Lichty,
G. C. Haldeman.
Columbia (Second ward) W. Hayes
Grier, Wm. Patten, S. S. Detwilcr, J. C.
Clark, Jehn S. Given.
Columbia (Third ward) Jehn Harsh,
Gee. L. Lyle, Jes. Rhoads, Jehn Cailin,
Themas Siugler.
Denegal West Gee. W. Wermlcy,
Peter N. Rutt, Wm. B. Wermlcy, Jes. 11.
Brandt, Cyi us Oldweiler.
Denegal East Spi ingville Henry Eich
ler, William Battan, Gee. T. Gresh, Eli
Carsen, Jehn Lawrence.
Elizabeth Gee. F. Shultz, Benj. Work
man, Gee. Yeutz.
Elizabethtown Emanuel Heffman, J.
E. Killian, W. B. Sneidman, 11. T. Shultz,
J. B. Shultz.
Ephrata Jerc Mehler, J. A. Steiner, C.
G. Amnion, Dr. J. S. Armstrong, C. S.
Reamsnyder.
Earl Dr. W. S. Yundt, Levi Beseie,
Wm. Stycr, Levi Bear, Isaac Hull.
Earl East Gee. Duchmau, JehnC. Mar
tin, R. Davis Yundt, Jonas Z. Stault'er,
Wm. ilartz.
Earl West Henry
zcr.
Leacock Upper M,
Kafreth, Levi Rae
. B. Weidler, Elias
Bard, Isaiah Dunwoody, Franklin Hilten
iHicliael uress.
Leaman's Scheel Heue Wm. Diffcn
baugh, Aaren B. Demmy, F. G. Farmer,
I. W. Nan man, Sel. K. Becker.
Newtown Jacob Habecker, Jno. Shenk,
Benjamin McDcvitt, Henry Sprout, Jehn
Kemmerly.
Marietta F. K. Curran, J. M. Hanlen.
Wm. McNeal, Jes. W. Kelly, Walter
Freilinccr.
Manheim twp Michael M. Hambright.
Sam'l Ilassen, Jno. S. Hestettcr, B. J.
McGrann, A. C. Kepler.
Mount Jey twp Brcneman's Scheel
Heuse Jehn Menauch, Geerge Flowers,
Isaac Watsen, Harry Wambach, Myers R.
Stencr.
Maytown M. L. Moere, Luther Hayes,
C. M. Peck, J. C. Jacobs, II. A. Haines.
Mount Jey ber Henry Shaffner, Martin
Hildebrand, Jeseph Detwiler, Jacob Loraw,
Jehn B. Shelly.
Manheim ber F. R. White, F. B. Bro Bre
sey. C. H. Yeung, Jehn B. Bemberger,
Daniel Apple.
Mountville J. Halls Fridy, I. II. Kauff
man, Jehn S. Hoever, Henry Binkley,
Adam Fishel.
Norwood Daniel D. Ferry, J. II. Oster Oster
deg,. Wm. Heidler, Penrose Nissley.
Hiram Leckart.
Penn Em'l Keener, Jacob Busser,
David D. Cenrad.
Petersburg M. S. Greff, Jehn Watsen,
A. Breitigan, H. E. Minnich, H. W. Lutz.
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Rohrerstown W. IT. TiVtr..i. t t
Hambriirht. H. D. Mus.vr .inim ....-
Levi Heffman. '
Strickler's Scheel Heuse Jes. Detwiler
W. B. Detwiler. '
Sand Hole Scheel Heuse Wm. Walker,
Solemon Zeamer, Henry Zeamer.
Silver Springs Henry M. Weller, Bern
hardt Menchey, Henry S. Weller, Jonathan
Ganiber, Samuel Shirich.
Sporting Hill H. R. Diehni. Wm. Bu
gle, Jacob Geig.
Warwick I. G. Pfautz, Peter Amnion,
H. C. Hull, I. F. Bemberger, Dr. J. H.
Shenk.
County Committee for 188081.
Adamstown L. K. Schnader.
Bart Jno. J. Keyler.
Brecknock Reuben Shober.
Columbia.
First Ward C. F. Yeung.
Second Ward W. Hayes Grier.
Third Ward Jehn Harsh.
Caernarvon Gee. W. Simpsen.
Clay D. Hauck.
Colerain Rebert Patterson.
Conestoga W. II. Shober.
Ceney David Metzler.
Cocalico West Wm. Bcchtl.
Cocalico East Pierce Leshcr..
Denegal L Maytown J. Luther Ilajts.
" Springville Gee. L. Uicmh.
Drumore Gee. W. Westcott.
Earl Dr. W. S. Yundt.
Earl West Levi Raezer.
Earl East Jonas Z. StaufTer.
Elizabeth Geerge F. Shultz.
Elizabethtown Emanuel Heffman.
Ephrata J. W. Leber.
Fulteu H. P. Jamisen.
Indiantown C. J. Rhoades.
Lampeter West Samuel Leng.
Lampeter East J. B. Martin.
f First Ward Win. McCemsey.
Second Ward llavid McMulIcn.
Third Ward Jehn F. Deichler.
Fourth Ward Geenrc Pentz.
Fifth Ward Geerge Musser.
Sixth Ward W. U. Hensel.
Seventh Ward Philip Kuhlmau.
Eighth Ward Christopher Sheid.
Ninth Ward Jacob Pentz.
Lancaster township S. W. Potts.
Leaman's Scheel Heuse Wm. Diffen
bach. Leacock W. W. Busser.
Leacock Upper M. B. Weidler.
Maner New Jehn S. Mann.
Martic S. C. Stevenson.
Millcrsvillc Fred. Fcnstermacher.
Marietta F. K. Curran.
Manheim twp. A. C. Kepler
Mount Jey Breueman's Scheel Heuse
Jehn Mcnaugh.
Manheim ber. F. R. White.
Mount Jey ber. Martin Hildebrand.
Mountville Jehn S. Hoever.
Newtown Jacob Habecker.
Norwood Daniel I). Ferry.
Paradise D. W. Edwaids.
Providence T. Jeff Shii k.
Petersburg II. E. Minuich.
Penn Em'l Keener.
Pequea A. A. Sulliman.
Rohrerstown W. H. Dietrich.
Salisbury I. Diller Worst.
Sadsbury II. L. Townsend.
Sand Hele Scheel Heuse Wm. Walker.
Silver Springs Henry M. Weller.
Strasburg ber. D, L. Ecliternacht.
Strasburg twp. W. C. Wentz.
Washington ler.
Upper Ward G. W. Roberts.
Lewer Ward Geerge Pray.
Warwick I. G. Pfautz.
DKI.EGATIM TO STATU CONVENTION.
Thirteenth Senatorial District.
SEMATOUIAI..
CHAS. J. KIIOADS.
KKPRKSENTATIVK.
R. If. BICUIIAKKK,
Ul:. II. E. kaui:,
II. S. KEISNS.
Fourteenth Senatorial Dlttrlct.
SENATORIAL
johxs.iieotei:.
HEriSKSBNTATI B.
M. V. 15. WEIDLKIf,
K()U(iE YOUTZ,
WM. II. GIVEN.
Democratic County Tinker.
VOIt CO.NURK3.S.
J. I.. STEINMETZ.
FOR DISTRICT ATTOllS fcV.
If. F. MONTGOMERY.
8ESATOR (l.$tll DISTRICT.)
.1. II. DOUGLASS.
FOR WHSOU ISSrKCTOIt?.
UAKTON M. WINTMK.S,
1IEN.J. MILLEi:.
FOR rOOR DIRECTORS.
A..I.SNYDEU,
JOHN FUANCISCUS.
Withdrawn,
Neighborhood News.
Mrs. Samuel A. March, of West Ches
ter, was fatally burned en Tuesday morn
ing by her clothes taking fire from the
cook stove while she was preparing dinner.
She died en Wednesday morning.
Mrs Jehn B. Fchlcisen, of Harrisburg,
came near being burned te death yester
tcrday afternoon, her clothes having taken
lire fiem the flames of a pile of brush she
was burning in her garden. She is terribly
burned, but her physician has seme hopes
of her recovery.
On Monday morning Jehn Whittaker,
blacksmith, of Avendale, Chester county,
arose apparently healthy. He ate a hearty
bieakfast and proceeded te his shop and
went te work. A short time afterward
he complained of a dizziness in the head,
aud requested his son te assist him te the
house, which was about 25 yards distant,
which was done, and he lay down en a
couch, when he shortly afterward ex
pired. The coroner's jury returned a ver
dict of death from apoplexy.
J. Meri is Leng, conductor of a freight
train en the W. & N. K. R., met with a
very serious accident en Monday after
neon, while making a coupling. AtCoatcs AtCeatcs
villc is a culvert about two feet wide, and
ever this culvert Mr. Leng made the coup
ling, and in doing se he steed en the rail.
A wheel of the moving portion of the train
ran upon his feet, and he threw his body
back te save his life, which would have
been lest had he net done se. The wheel
passed up his feet and up the left leg te
about four or five inches below the knee,
terribly lacerated the fleshy part, breaking
the bone of the fere part clear off, the end
of which protruded through the lacerated
flesh. The bones of the heel were also in
jured, and the general impression was that
the leg would require amputation below
the knee.
Nearly Darned Up in His lieuae.
A small tenant house en the farm of J.
Patterson McCommen, in Colerain town
ship, Lancaster county, was-destroyed by
fire en Thursday night last. It was occu
pied by an old man named .las. Haney
who lived alone. He occupied a room en
the first fleer, aud about midnight was
awakened by the falling of the stove in
the adjoining room. On opening the deer
he found the room ablaze and all chaucu
of escape cut oft. He then hurriedly
gathered some clothes around him and
made his escape through the window of
his room. The fire was discovered by the
neighbors who hurried te the place, but it
had gained such headway that it could net
be checked and the building and contents
were entirely destroyed. The building
was partially insured.
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