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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLitiENUKU. FRIDAY, JONE 4, 1880.
FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1880.
What ire Said.
Inasmuch as the attorneys for the
judges have taken occasion in their paper
book in the disbarment case te say that
the editors of the Ixtelligexcek
charged that the "court was part and par
cel of a conspiracy te shield from pun
ishment a known criminal, and that
the machinery of justice was prostituted
by the judges for that purpose," we re
print exactly what the Ixtelligen'cek
said, and parts of the testimony given
in the court in the JVete Era libel suit,
which justified what we said.
It will be seen therefrem that exactly
what the Ixtelligexcek said was that
an imposition had been practiced upon
the court and a disgrace attached te it
by the conduct of three of its efiicers ;
that by their own admissions they had
deceived it te secure the release of a de
fendant who was one of the best ward
workers ; that the first acquittal having
been secured by this "prostitution of the
machinery of justice te serve the exi
gencies of the Republican party," and
the second acquittal having been se
cured by reason of the first, " logically"
the hist, like the first, was secured by
that prostitution of justice. Finally this
whole matter having been brought te the
notice of the court, and it having failed
te take cognizance of it, there is geed
ground for the conclusion that such fail
ure was due te the patent fact that the
parties implicated, " as tccll as the judges
themselves," were Republicans.
That was the full measure of the In
telligencer's charge the exact de
gree of resiensibility that it fixed upon
the judges. Of course, the statement in
the judges's paper book that we charged
something else, is false maliciously
false, perverted and counterfeit.
But the charge we hare made upon the
court was net "false, malicious and de
famatory." We have net admitted its
untruthfulness, nor shall we fail te main
tain its truth and ample justification be
fore any competent tribunal. Fer obvi
ous reasons we de net recognize this
court as competent te sit in judgment
upon the truth, the motives and the jus
tification of the charge we have made
upon it. Frem that charge, however, it
is te be noticed that it has failed te clear
itself. Everybody in this community
knows that justice was prostituted for
political purposes, that this fact was ex
posed before the court,and that the'eeurt
did fail te take cognizance of it. New
why this failure V We have chosen te
charitably attribute it te partisan favor.
There may have been a worse reason.
But, better or worse, the court has never
furnished any, and its failure is without
" excuse, mitieatien, palliation."
The Democratic national convention
which is te meet in Cincinnati in less
than three weeks will be a very different
gathering from that which is new in ses
sion in Chicago and is engaging the at
tention of the whole country. In the
Republican convention there is simply a
struggle of the bosses, a competition of
the machines. The Democracy, en
the ether hand, have in nearly
every case elected unpledged state
delegations of " no man's men." There
will be no one or two or three leaders te
dictate a policy or candidates ; no syndi
cate te boss the job. There will be no
one candidate with a solid body of dele
gates te " stick till Saturday night," in
order te force their candidate upon an
unwilling party, and whoever is finally
the nominee of the convention, will net
be made such by a slender majority or its
members against the earnest pretests of
nearly as many as vote for him. Ne man
can be named as the Democratic candi
date without receiving the vote of two-
thirds of the whole convention, and the
assent of a majority of the states re
quired te elect him. If the opposition te
Mr. Tilden is anything like as strong as
his opponents represent it, he can never
overcome this obstacle te his success ; if
he is the sagacious politician and
loyal Democrat that his friends
represent him te be, no one will desire
less than he te see himself or anybody
else chosen who will net solidify the par
ty and command its united vote. On
the ether hand his strength is certain te
be sufficient te prevent the nomination
of any candidate distasteful te him or
who would fail te get the essential sup
port of the extreme anti-Tammany cle
ment in X ew Yerk. Fer all purposes of
party harmony and an available nomina
tion the abrogation of the unit ride by
most of the states and the continuance
of the the two-thirds rule by the national
convention premise an honorable, satis
factory and auspicious deliverance at
The first two days of the Chicago
convention have net seen much progress
effected in the actual work of that body,
though the action of the committee en
credentials, which has been consuming
the time, will of course finally determine
the complexion of the convention and
may facilitate its choice of a candidate.
The decisions of the committee se far,
like all the preliminary work of the con
vention, are damaging te Grant, and it
is difficult te understand upon what basis
his adherents remain hopeful and send
inspiring telegrams te their friends.
The vote of the Vermont delegation
with the Grant men, en a supposed test
question, confirms the belief that when
Grant is beaten his strength will be
thrown te Edmunds, who will concen
trate the field against Blaine and defeat
him. That continues te be the most
likely issue of the convention.
In 1876 Blaine started out with 2S5
votes, te 125 for Morten and 113 for
Bristow. He reached 351 en the seventh
ballet, and for all that was beaten. Se it
may happen again.
The vote of 318 for te 407 against the
motion of Gen. Sharpe Grant's brother-in-law
te order the cemmitter en cre
dentials te report is taken as a fair test
of Grant's greatest strength; and the
only hope of his friends must be te wear
out all the ether candidates and drive
enough of their friends home in disgust
te buy the requisite number of stragglers
te give them a majority.
The preliminary skirmishing of Cenk-
ling with Hale aud Frye was of no
greater significance than the pep-guns of
pickets en the eve of battle.
Mr. Conkling's tactics te-day ,in pledg
ing the convention te support the nomi
nee, and threatening the exclusion of all
who will net de se ; the prospect of a
long and heated discussion ever the re
port of the committee en credentials, and
ether preparations of the Grant forces fcr
a long siege, indicate a protracted ses
sion, and that Sunday will find the con
vention in Chicago net praying.
Axi new they are begining with one
accord te put the blame upon each ether.
Conkling blames Cameren's awkward
ness; Cameren blames it en Legan's
domineering at the Springfield conven
tion, and Legan retorts that he held his
state better than Conkling retained New
Hit. Maktix argued the case of the
curbstone delegates in the committee en
credentials ; J. Hay Brown, esq., ar
gued for the regularity of Kauffman and
Seltzer. The committee voted 23 te 21
in favor of the admission of Kline and
Martin. Selah !
The same person who was recently
sending Hancock documents te this
eifice from "Washington is new sending
us anti-Hancock documents. He should
get a new clerk or teach his old one te
disguise his handwriting and his princi
Theke is a suspicion abroad that the
wrong Cameren went te Chicago. Simen
would have been a better man in Den's
It might have been well te have re
ferred the Eberly-Davis contest te the
committee at Chicago.
rumiArs they open a horse race with
prayer in Mr. IngcrselFs city.
Maui; Twain- writes best in his stable.
James E. BaCei:, jr., of Madisen, Wis..
is at the Stevens house.
Jehn Wanamakeu will start en a Eure,
pean trip te-morrow, and has declined a
friendly farewell demonstration at the
academy of inusie this evening.
Gkeiice DkB. Keim, who was vice presi
dent of the Philadelphia and Reading rail
road company until the beginning of the
receivership, arrived yesterday from
Europe by the steamer Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Fanny Kemulk. once when she
found a cane chair provided for her at one
of her readings in the West, turned upon
the committeeman a basilisk glance aud
exclaimed : "Man, de you wish me te give
my best velvet gown the small-pox ?"
Emperor William took occasion te an
nounce formally, at a dinner in the imper
ial palace of Babeisburg, en Wednesday,
the betrothal of his grandson, Prince Wil
liam, of Prussia, te the Princess Augusta
Victeria, of Schleswig-Helstein-Sundcr-burg-Augustcnbtirg.
William Black, the novelist, is shrewd,
practical and quick. He has a second wife
and a beautiful house which overlooks the
ocean. He makes about $25,000 a year
from his writings ; does net depend en a
publisher for a percentage but gives one te
a publisher. Black was born in Glasgow
and is in his fortieth year. He went te no
college, and his journalistic wark was ou
the Londen News.
The Centre County Democrat thinks that
if the people's representatives at
Cincinnati, in looking ever the field of
great men, should chance te light upon
Judge 15 lack, there should be no discount
upon their intelligence. The transcend
ent abilities, the honest and fearless states
manship of this favorite Pennsylvania
Democrat, would g:vc ample assurance
that in the event of an election te the pres
idential office, there would be an end te
trilling with the constitution, which he
has studied faithfully and is ever ready te
defend against any odds.
The $1,000 prize offered by a Bosten
firm for the best design of a Christmas
card, has been wen by Miss Resina
Emmet, of New Rechelle, grand niece of
Rebert Emmet the Irish patriot. Her pic
ture represents in the centre four choir
boys in white gowns and long curling hair,
singing a Christmas carol te the violin ac
companiment of the fifth. In the left
hand upper corner an angel sheds a glory
ever the whole card, while in the lower
left hand corner a shepherd is tending his
sheep and watching the star of Bethlehem.
The bread border is of white flowers. The
simplicity of the design and its breadth are
conspicuous merits of the picture.
The woman who is writing up the wives
of the White Heuse possibilities says:
Mrs. Randall is rosy and stout, aud in
manner quiet and self-poised. As speaker's
wife, she receives homage equal te that of
fered te the wives of cabinet members or
supreme judges. Thus every Monday
during "the season" there is a fluttering
of fashion and gaycty around Mrs. Ran
dall, making just about as much impres
sion en that lady as would se many but
terflies. Mrs. Randall pursues the high
aim of rendering her home thoroughly
comfortable for her husband and his
callers. Hew well she fulfils this holy
endeavor may be divined by the tender
word by which Mr. Randall always ad
dresses her "Mether" as if her gentle
influence reminded him of a mother's
love. The eldest daughter, Miss Mary, a
winsome young girl, is the special pride of
the father, aud the helpful companion of
the mother in fulfilling the rather burden
some social engagements that devolve en
the wife of the speaker. Mrs. Randall is
devoted te the church of her choice, the
Presbyterian. As te matters of dress and
style of living, Mrs. Randall is strikingly
In the National medical association in
New Yerk yesterday the judiciary com
mittee, who had under investigation
charges against the navy medical depart
ment of dealing in quack medicines, re
ported that charges were net sustained,
and the report was adopted. The com
mittee en nomination of efiicers for the
ensuing year made their report, and the
following were elected : President, Dr. Jehn
T. Hedges, of St. Leuis; vice presidents,
Dr. W. H. Audophen, of Mobile ; Dr. Levi
G. Hill, of New Uamphire ; Dr. Henry T.
Holteu, of Vermont and Dr. H. Carpenter,
of Oregon ; treasurer, Dr. R. Dunglisen, of
Philadelphia ; librarian, Dr. William Lee,
of Washington. It was resolved te held
the next meeting of the association at
Richmond, Va., en the first Tuesday in
It is a curious coincidence that Admiral
Ammen should receive a dispatch announc
ing the formal confirmation of his canal
cession in Nicaragua en the very day that
General Grant's presidential chances were
The Yankee hem fellows the sun. A
leading hotel in Dundee, Scotland, is fur
nished throughout with furniture made in
Grand Rapids, Mich. British farmers in
view of American competition, must te a
great extent abandon the production -of
wheat and cheese in favor of mere perish
One of Grant's friends' says of Wash
burne: "He ran away from Paris and
was ordered back, peremptorily by Prcsi.
dent Grant. I have seen the official corres
pondence Suppose that correspondence
should be published in the event of his
nomination, what effect would it have
among the Germans and it is te gratify
them that the friends of Washburoe cla
mor for his nomination. Why, my Ged !
all the credit that Washburnc has for his
conduct during the France-Prussian war
bslengs mere te Grant than te him. He
never made a record in statesmanship."'
Among the first signs of a Liberal victory
in England are the reappearance in Parlia
ment of the dcccascd-wife's-sister's bill and
the extension of the burials act. If there
arc two objects en which the Liberal Eng
lishman has set his heart they arc the
privilege of marrying his deceased wife's
sister and of being buried in any grave
yard he cheeses; and if there are two tiinc tiinc tiinc
honercd British institutions which the
Heuse of Lords is determined te upheld,
they arc these which keep the dead dis
senter out of the graveyard of the estab
lished church, and forbid the living dissen
ter, or anybody else, from marrying his
Almest every Southern senator holds
his seat at the sacrifice of his peace of
mind, and if he were te die would leave his
family scantily cared for. Mr Lamar is a
peer man in the literal sense of the word.
Mr. Ransom is quite as peer. Senater
Humpton is hardly able te maintain him
self, and General Butler is hardly se easy
as Hampton ; Senater Garland has little
else but his salary, and Vance, Harris and
Morgan are in the same fix. Senators Da
vis, of West Virginia, and Beck, of Ken
tucky, are the only Southern senators
who may be called independent in circum
stances. The Northern senators, en the
contrary, are rich almost without, excep
tion. Euie DispatchHep : " Pretests arc going
up from different parts of the state against
the means used by Secretary Quay te ad
vance his political interests. It is claimed
that clerks employed in his office arc send
ing out letters by the thousand in favor of
certain candidates for the Legislature.
While it is natural that he should prefer
the election of his friends te these for Mr.
Grew, and perfectly proper for him te seek
by legitimate means te fill the Legislature
with these who will give him their votes
for United States senator, it may well be
questioned whether the use of clerks in the
employ of the state te accomplish this re
sult is a proper proceeding. It is the pepiu
lar impression that these officials were net
appeiuted for such service, anil that the
machine had better be run without their
Why They Failed.
Lcvvl.-tewn Democrat and Sentinel, Dein.
The two Republican members from Lan
caster county who voted for the thieving
riot bill and against expelling the roosters,
are among these "left out" in the late
primary canvass. Philadelphia, Dauphin,
Lebanon, Erie and Allegheny counties are
probable the only localities in the
state whence members of that kind
will get a chance te be returned te warm a
seat in legislative halls again. Lancaster
county is none tee geed te reward such
fellows that way, but the two in this in
stance, in the war of factions down there,
respectively designated as the " Heg "
and "Bull Rings," happened te train
with the weaker crowd, and hence, net be
cause of their infidelity te their trust and
te the commonwealth, failed of a renomi renemi renomi
natien. An Obliging Judge.
Centre County Democrat, Dein.
The Lancaster Republicans had another
riot a few days age at the late convention
of primary return judges in which " the
best workers;" took the usual prizes in the
fraud manipulation se common in the
party of that city. It appears the usual
amount of drunkenness and rewdyism was
displayed and two of the census enumer
ators, Powell and Miller, who were espec
ially turbulent were with ethers committed
by the mayor of the city te prison for
thirty days. But the every ready Judge
Patterson was en hand and came promptly
te the rescue. He relieved the rioters of
their sentence in order te permit them te
enter upon the important duty of num
bering the people, but Supervision
Snowden was just as prompt in relieving
them of all connection with the work of
the census by canceling their appoint
ments. Kallread Project.
The project of a railroad te the Lehigh
Valley in competition with the North
Pennsylvania branch of the Philadelphia
and Reading railroad, has been temporarily
abandoned. The beard of directors of the
Lehigh Valley railroad company decided
at their last regular meetinjr held recently,
that the continuance of the work en the
line at this time would be inexpedient, aud
notified the Pennsylvania railroad company
and the ether party interested, te that ef
fect. Operations have therefore ceased, and
the grading of the route, all of which has
been laid, has been discontinued,
This action will net, however, interfere
with the construction of another railroad
line te Norristown, which the officials of
the Pennsylvania railroad company say
will at all events be carried out.
M. Henri Rochefort aud M. Kecchlin
fought a two-minute sword duel en Swiss
territory yesterday morning. Rochefort's
sword, while he was parrying a thrust,
having slipped from his gloved hand,
Koechlin's sword entered the lower part -of
his (Rochefort's) ches't, below the sternum
and false ribs.
A duel has been fought en the Belgian
frontier between two Spaniards the Mar
quis Gil de Olivars and Count de Lardi
resutling from a quarrel en Spanish politic??
Count de Lardi was killed. The Marquis
Gil de Olivars killed a man in a duel in
Under a Republican governor in New
Yerk, this year the annual tax levy, is
three and a half mills as against two and
eighty-six hundredths mills last year.
This wenld indicate an addition of at least
a million and a half te the aggregate of
the battle of the bosses.
The Test Vete of Yesterday.
In the vote in the Chicago convention
yesterday en Sharpe's (Grant) motieu te
instruct the committee en contested scats
te report at once, the vote was : Alabama,
yeas 20. After the vote of Alabama was
announced a delegate from that state rose
and said he wished te vote in the negative.
The chairman If the gentleman wishes te
vote no. his vote will be received and re
corded. Applause- in the galleries. Arkan
sas, ayes 12 ; California, nees 12 ; Colerado,
ayes G ; Connecticut, nees 12 ; Delaware,
nees C; -Flerida, ayes 6; Georgia, ayes G,
nees 10 ; Illinois, ayes 42 ; Indiana, ayes
G, nees 23 ; Iowa, nees 22 ; Kansas, nees
10. Kentucky announced 24 ayes. A
Kentucky delegate rose and said there
were delegates from that state who desired
te vote no. There were four stalwarts
who desired their votes recorded no. Ap
plause and hisses. Because of the dele
gates" excited and boisterous manner the
chair ruled that all debate or anything
else than correction of vote were out of or
der. The chairman of the Kentucky dele
gation here rose and said he would
then give the names of the four, but
just then Conkling went up te him and
said a word which led him te forcge'his
purpose and he took his scat. Then the four
Kentucky dissenters steed upon their
chairs in the presence of the convention.
Amid great applause the vote of Kentucky
was then recorded as 20 ayes and 4 nees ;
Maine, 14 nees ; Maryland, 7 ayes aud 8
nees ; Massachusetts, 7 ayes and 7 nees,
Michigan, 1 aye and 21 nees ; Minnesota;
3 ayes and (5 nees ; Mississippi, 8 ayes and
7 nees ; Missouri, 29 ayes and 1 no ; Ne
braska, G nees ; Nevada, G nees ; New
Hampshiic, 10 nees; New Jersey,
18 nees ; New Yerk, Conkling
by the instructions of his del
egation, cast 47 ayes and 23
nees ; North Carolina, ayes 5, nees 15 :
Ohie ;5 ayes, 41 nees ; Oregon, 0 nees ; Penn
sylvania, 31 ayes, 23 nees ; Rhede Island,
8 nees ; Seuth Carolina, 7 ayes, 5 nees ;
Tennessee, 13 ayes, 7 nees ; Texas, 8 ayes,
7 nees ; Vermont, 10 ayes, ; Virginia, 17
ayes, 8 nees ; West Virginia, 10 nees ;
Wisconsin, 2 ayes, 18 nees ; Arizona, 2 nees;
Dakota, 1 aye, 1 no ; District of Columbia,
2 ayes : Idaho, 2 nees ; Mentana, 2 nees ;
New Mexico, 2 uecs ; Utah, 2 nees ;
Washington, 2 nees ; Wyoming, 2 nees ;
Total ayes, 310 ; nees 407.
Se Sharpe's amendment was rejected.
The announcement was received with tu
multuous applause and cheers. The ques
tion recurring en the original motion, Mr.
Brandagce, of Connecticut, said he rose in
the interests of order, harmony and peace.
He had voted against the amendment just
rejected, but he thought there was a fair
understanding in the committee en rules
that their report should net be made until
after that of the committee ou credentials,
lie moved te lay en the table the pending
motion instructing the latter committee te
report, with a view te adjourning until
The motion te table was agreed te, and
the convention, en motion of Mr. Metcalf,
of Illinois, adjourned at 0:43 uutil 10 a. m.
The Situation this Morning.
Chicago, June 4, 10 a. m. The papers
all agree that the unit rule will be voted
down, and that the convention cannot get
through before te morrow night. At the
Grant's delegates' caucus they decided te
stick if the balloting lasted a week.
Xhe Lancaster County Case.
TIic Lancaster case came up in the com
mittee en credentials after the disposition
of Louisiana, aud E. K. Martin presented
the claims of himself and Kline at consid
erable length, and was answered by the
se called regulars, J. Hay Brown, esq., ap
pearing for them. Then Cessna took a
hand, and, armed with all sorts of papers
and his emphatic figures of speech, la
bored earnestly, with the committees te
reject the contestants. After a short dis
cussion among the members of the com
mittee, the question was taken, and a viva
voce vote leaving the result in doubt, a
call of the roll was ordered. It
showed 21 te 19 in favor of Martin
and Kline, with the states of Georgia
the two Carelina1!. Tennessee, Flerida and
the territory of Wyoming unrepresented.
It was then agreed that the vote should be
left open until all had been recorded.
After midnight the attendance of four of
the nine was secured and their names were
called. " Georgia and North Carolina fa
vored Martin and Kline, and Flerida and
Seuth Carolina, Kauffman aud Seltzer.
The vote then steed 23 te 21 in favor of
the former, and after all had been recorded
a majority had vetad te admit Kline and
Cessna will will make a minority report
in behalf of Kauffman and Seltzer.
The committee have agreed net te dis
turb the delcgates-at-large, and se J. Hay
Brown, esq., will get in as Lin Bartholo Barthelo Barthole
A little child of Charles Brown, of Pitts
burgh, was run ever by a milk wagon yes
terday morning and killed.
Charles Hcrbiu was struck and seriously
injured en the highway near Shenandoah
yesterday by a stray bullet fired by an un
The twelve-year-old son of Andrew
Elliett, 1171 Seuth Twelfth street, Phila
delphia, has been missing from home since
May 28. He has light hair, gray eyes and
a scar from a burn en one hand.
The marriage of Miss Mary Mc Henry and
Mr. Jehn Bcllangec Cox was celebrated at
the church of the Hely Trinity, Nine
teenth and Walnut streets, Philadelphia
yesterday at 11 a. m.
Charles Bcruhard, a young man of Al Al
Icntewn, was found dead near the fair
grounds yesterday morning, with a bullet
wound in his head and another in his side.
The coroner is investigating the case.
The cotton mill of Patten, Allisen &
Jenes, en Washington avenue, above
Twelfth, Philadelphia, was almost entirely
destroyed by lire about 1 o'clock this
morning. The less is estimated at $30,
000. II. G. Rogers, a member of the Penn
sylvania constitutional convention of 1837,
and once minister te Sardinia, and who
leafed around Lancaster some years ae.
has recently applied te the Butler county
almshouse for relief.
Anten Nowak, of Richmond street,
Philadelphia, a Pele, was struck by the up
passenger train below Reading and was
killed. He was walking en the track tow
ards Philadelphia with a neighbor named
Dickinsen college commencement, be
ginning June 20 this year, offers special
attractions. Judge Agnew delivers the
literary oration. "JIaakeye" Burdette
the poem, and Cel. Horatio C. King the
Philip Daley, aged 1G years, a water
carrier at the Steel ten steel works, was ly
ing en a platform about ten feet high in
the Bessemer department. As one of the
cranes which are used te lift ingots was
beiug lowered he was struck by the appar
atus and knocked te the ground. A phy
sician was summoned, but the young man
died from his injuries in half an hour.
When W. J. P. White was acting as
census supervisor he appointed fifteen of
the members of the Thirty-first ward,
Philadelphia, Republican committee enu
merators. His successor, Mr. Steel, re
moved every one of them, and the com
mittee having discovered that their chair
man had been consulted by Mr. Steel in
regard te the appointment of enumerators
for the ward at once removed their chairman.
LATKST NEWS BY MAIL.
The delegates just chosen te represent
the Seuth Carolina Democracy at Cincin
nati are unanimously for Bayard.
The total less resulting from the destruc
tion by fire of the Union Congregational
church in Brooklyn was $30,000.
Ex- Senater Aydelette was acquitted in
the Worcester court, Md.. of the charge
prefeired by Mrs. Sarah S. Polk, wife of
Francis G. Parker, of Bosten, who has
been stepping in Washington since Tues
day last, committed suicide in his room, in
the Owen house, yesterday by shoetiug
Mr. James II. Morgan, an enterprising
farmer, residing near Pepe's creek, Charles
county, Md., has commenced harvesting a
seventy-five acre field of Fultz wheat,
which is fully ripe for the reaper.
A collision occurred en the Bee Line
railroad, near Gilead, Ohie, of a freight
train and a passenger train. Several cars
were wrecked, and Harry Bean, of Cleve
land, was badly injured.
Charles Viclc, aged 11, tried te cress a
read in advance of a runaway horse at
Sand Lake, N. Y. The end of the wagon
thrill entered his right eye and passed
through his head. He will die.
Cel. J. C. Audeuricd, of Sherman's
stair, died in Wash i nut en yesterday, and
will be buried at West Point. He was a
native Pottsville, a graduate of Dickin Dickin
eon college, and saw het service in the
Intelligence lias been received from
Burmah that the rebel outposts near
Minhla were unsuccessfully attacked en
the 1st instant, and that the rebels cap
tured the commander of the royal troops
and beheaded him.
Further news from Sieat, Upper Egypt,
states that a second caravan, consisting of
ninety slaves, arrived there en the leth of
May, who were liberated. It is supposed
that many slaves are still hidden in the
Oasis El Kharaeh.
Hayes has nominated Eugene Schuyler,
of New Yerk, new consul general at Reme,
te be consul general and diplomatic agent
of the United States at Bucharest ; W. N.
Pcthick, new vice consul general at Tien
Tsin, te be secretary te China.
Wilsen, who was te have been hanged
at Upper Sandusky, Ohie, en the 18th
inst., for murder, was found dead -in his
cell yesterday, having taken poison during
the night, which was furnished him by
friends who visited him.
The Democrats and Greenbackcrs of
Maine have bridged the narrow line sepa
rating them in state politics and have
united in a single candidate for governor in
Gen. Harris M. Plastcd and will agree ou
a joint and formidable electoral ticket.
Le France announces that Sarah Bern
hardt will sign au engagement for
Uoeth's theatre te-morrow. The engage
ment will be one of sixty nights at 3,000
francs each night. Twe hundred thousand
francs are deposited as security in the
Bank of France.
Secretary Ramsey is very reticent about
the contents of the report submitted te him
by District Attorney Tewnscnd en the
Whittaker case, and absolutely declines te
make it public until after the receipt of
the court of inquiry's report from Gener.il
The Alabama Democratic state conven
tion selected delegates te Cincinnati. It
is understood that none are for Tilden,
but the preference is for Field, Thurmau,
Bayard and Hancock. They arc uninstruc
tcd. The resolutions endorse the two
The firm of Herman Lisshcrgcr, a metal
merchant and importer, of Ne. 237 Pearl
street, New Yerk, suspended payment en
Wednesday. The liabilities are between
two and three millions. The creditors are
few, and are principally banks, one of
which has a claim of ever half a million.
The suspension is ascribed te the heavy
decline in iron.
An ITdderzoek ;asc.
All Australian cattle dealer named
Grunbaum had his life insured for $7,300 :
he murdered a stranger whom he met in
the weed where the body was
found ; dressed the corpse in his clothes,
putting en himself these of the dead man,
and placed his letters in the pockets of
his victim. His wife was te draw the
policies payable en the death of her hus
band, and the two then intended te emi
grate under another name te America.
The scheme well nigh suceeded, but an
insurance agent, who had 'read the Udder Udder Udder
zoek case detected the fraud and found
the living Grunbaum.
9th PENNSYLVANIA CAVALKX.
The Harrisburg Reunion Yesterday.
About fifty members of the Ninth Penn
sylvania cavalry met for their annual regi
mental reunion in the Harrisburg court
house yesterday. Cel. Kimmcl called the
meeting te order. Sergeant Gideon of
Themas C. Reynolds, of Lancaster, com
pany A, then made an address of welcome.
He was pleased te see se many members
of the association present. It was an evi
dence of an interest which he thought
should be encouraged by a -firmer organi
zation. He extended a hearty welcome te
all who were present.
Letters were read aud filed from Cel.
Themas J. Jerdan, J. B. Hammerslcy,
Cel. T. E. Negley and B. F. Eisenberg,
expressing regret at their inability te be
present at the reunion.
The secretary's report showed that dur
ing the year ever six hundred communica
tions had been sent out. The report also
suggested that some plan be adopted te
secure the attention of members te matters
connected wuu tne association. me
secretary presented several bills which
were ordered te be paid.
The following new members were en
rolled : Harry W. Heffner, Yerk ; S.
Swcnk, Jas. M. Aument, T. C. Reynolds,
Lancaster; Jehn F. Merklcin, Wm. R.
Slyder, Mechanicsburg ; J. M. Perter,
Alexandria ; C. II. Hiues, J. H. Bleistine,
Duncannon ; W. S. Blaiu, Steelton ; B. S.
Eisenburg, Huntingdon ; Chas. C. Davis,
Jacob T. Wilsen, Harrisburg ; Jehn Bates,
New Cumberland, and Leuis F. Gcutzer,
Members who died during the past year
were reported as fellows : James Kennedy,
company A ; Henry B. Messiner, company
B ; Dr. A. F. Herr, company F ; J. K.
Waltraan, company, G ; Jehn Wise, com
pany F ; Jehn D. Hoever, company II ; H.
II. M. Rathgibb, company II, and Eman
uel Smith. A committee en resolutions of
condolence consisting of Messrs. Savage,
Shcnck and Shuman was appointed and
appropriate resolutions framed and
The next reunion will be held at Cel.
Kimmel's residence in Mechanicsburg and
all Cumberland army soldiers are invited.
The officers elect for 1880-81 are Colonel
Kimmcl, of Mechanicsburg. president.
I. D. Landis, of Coatesville, secretary and I
O. B. M'Knight treasurer.
SCHOOL BO AKD.
Monthly KeperU Teachers Appointed Dls-
,, cussieB ei new itaies.
A stated meeting of the Lancaster city
school beard was-held last evaninsr. the
following members being present :
Messrs. Baker, Brosius, Cochran, Eherly,
Eherman. Erisman, Evans, Harris, Hart
man, D., Hartman, J. I., Jacksen, John John
seon, Levergood, Marshall, McCemsey,
Reimensuyder, Richards. Samson, Schiuid,
Schwebel, Slaymaker, Smeych, Snyder.
Westhaefl'er, Wilsen, Zecher, Christian,
Zecher, Gee. W Warfel, president.
The minutes were read and adopted.
The reading of the monthly reports of
the visiting committees was dispensed
with. The following abstract shows the
number of pupils enrolled and their at
tendance at the several schools :
Mr. MeC'u-key'sltev-' high M.'henl...
3li s limulelrs girls' "
.Mr. IlerrV lievs -eceinlarv school..
Mr. Gates's " " ..
Mi- lluhurV girls' ..
Mi-s KuiiilcllV) girls' '
Mi- Itruhakcr'sgirlV" " .
Mr. Matz's German ami Kngli-li
Mi.-s Chaiini'll's com. primary
MNs Gumlaker's '
Mi-s Marshall's '
Mi-s lluckius's ' "
M!.-s Kttcr ' '
Mi-s Downey's '
Mi-s.StahPs ' '
Mi-s Mns-elman's " '-
Mi-s Ztig's ' "
Miss Dougherty's ' "
Mi-s Zureher's " '
Mi-s Johnsten's " '
Mis Clarlcsen's single '
Mi-s Hair's '
Mr. C'eu.zin-'s colored school
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
presented the following bills, which, hav
ing been examined and approved Yy the
finance committee, were ordered te he
G. Seucr & Sens, lumber, $9.37 . Exam
iner, printing, $48.03; Jehn II. Pearsel,
printing, $3 ; J. A. WesthaefTer, map of
United States, $2.30 ; Jes. R. Goodell &
Ce., pales, &c, $4.00.
Mr. J. I Hartman, from the property
committee, reported that the front room
in the high school building had been con
veniently furnished for the use of the city
Mr. Baker, from the superintending
committee, reported that a vacancy hav
ing occurred in Miss Downey's primary
school, Miss Helbroek, first assistant in
Miss Dougherty's school, had been ap
pointed te fill the vacancy, and that Miss
Villee, second assistant, had been appoint
ed te Miss Ilolbreok's position, and Miss
Blanche Liehty te Miss Villec's position,
lie moved that these temporary appoint
ments be approved. The motion was
unanimously agreed te.
Dr. Levergood, chairman of the commit
tee appointed te revise the rules, made a
report, which was read.
The only material alterations suggested
were such as referred te the authority and
duties of the city superintendent, who,
under the proposed rules, is te be the ex
ecutive officer of the beard, te have entire
supervision efthe schools, and te perform
most of the duties new devolving en the
Considerable discussion was had as te
the propriety of adopting some of the meas
ures proposed, when en motion of Mr.
Ceshr.iu. final action was postponed until
next stated meeting.
On motion it was ordered that when the
beard adjourn it be te meet en Thursday,
June 17, te elect teachers for the current
year, and that the secretary be directed te
advertise for teachers.
The resignation of Mrs. Nellie Johnsten
Campbell, first assistant in Miss Downey's
school, was presented and accepted.
Mr. Marshall moved that a committee
of five be appointed te make arrangements
for the high school commencement. The
motion was agreed te, and the president
appointed the following as the committee :
Messrs. Marshall, Jacksen, Snyder, G. W.
Zecher and Samson.
Mr. Slaymaker said he understood that
City Superintendent Buehrle, accompanied
by the mayor of Reading and a delegation
efthe Reading school beard, had arrived in
Lancaster. lie moved that a committee of
eleven, of whom the president efthe beard
shall be chairman, be appointed te receive
and entertain them. The motion was
agreed te and the following committee
was named : Messrs. J. B. Warfel, Mar Mar
reott Brosius, Peter McConemy, T. B.
Cochran, E. J. Erisman, Wm. McCemsey.
J. M. Wcsthacirer, Wm. A. Wilsen, Jehn
I. Hartman and C. F. Eherman. Ad
journed. DKL'MOKK TOWNSUIl'.
Frem our Itegular Correspondent.
We have been having very dry weather
and our crops and streams have suffered
accordingly ; but en Tuesday "the gates
of heaven were left ajar," and the rain
poured. Commencing about 4 o'clock it
continued for a little mere than an hour,
and rained harder, se our wise ones say,
than it has since the flood. Lew
fields and reads were completely in
undated and the water courses were
net half large enough te carry off
the water. Frem corn fields, and po
tato and tobacco patches in many places
the soil was washed away, furrow deep,
and some of our mere unfortunate far
mers are throwing up their tobacco lands
in disgust, and intend using the ground
for some less pestiferous crop.
The storm was most violent at and near
Fairfield. Seme of our timid citizens
bear witness that the storm was a Divine
manifestation of Divine displeasure with
the politicians of Fairfield, which town,
they say, equals Sodom and Gomorrah.
Mr. Jehn Brown, our irresistible tax-collector,
was our Let, this time, as he Hew
from the town and was saved.
Will or Mm. McCert.
The will of Mrs. Ann McCert, who died
in this city en Sunday, has been admitted
te probate and in it she makes the follow
ing bequests :
Te her neicc, Alice Mulgrew,new known
as Sister Mary Anastasia, $200 ; Rev.
A. F. Kaul, $200 ; home for aged people
under the charge of the Little Sisters of
the Peer in the city of Philadelphia, $300 ;
St. Mary's orphan asylum $200. Site
then bequeaths unto the Rev. A.F.Kaulan
additional sum of $200 and directs that all
the rest in residue of her estate being the
proceeds of the sale of her estate, real and
personal, after the payment of the debts,
funeral expenses and charges en
her estate, and the payment of
the foregoing legacies be given and be
queathed te the Rev. A. F. Kaul, the
pastor at the time of her death, of St. An An
teony's Catholic church in the city of
Lancaster, ler the benefit of the cengrega-
tien of said church
uev. A. . Kaul is
named as executer-
MICHAEL, SNYDER'S CASE.
SOMK FACTS WOKTll KKMKMKKUING.
Why the Intelligencer Saul Justice Was
The following extracts from the testi
mony in tliCiVtrr Era's libel suit are worth
recalling as evidence in the question
whether or net justice was prostituted in
Michael Snyder's first acquittal and his
subsequent release which was the " logi
cal " result of the first. The italics are
J. I lay rtrenrn.
" I first heard of the case against Michael
Snyder en the day it was disposed of; J.
W. Jehnsen brought it te my notice ; he
told me there was a case against one of the
Snyders ; he said it was a case of political
persecution get ui hv Pvle : he said the
boys could net be convicted and told tne te
go and see Esldtman and tell Iiim that they
ought te be let go ; they were the best workers
in the Eighth ward, and as tuky wi:i:b
coon RKiam.icAxs and tiik hkst work
EKS IN TIIK W.VU1) AND WE WEKK ON THE
EVE OF AN IHPOSiTAXT ELECTION TIIKV
should r.E left oe ; I saw Mr. Eshleman
and he told mc te examine the case ; Pylu
told me he knew nothing of the ease te his
own knowledge ; he pointed out Green
await and Barnharr, who told mc they
knew nothing about the case, as did the
ether witnesses who were sitting with
them ; Tthen told Mr. Eshleman and he
asked for a rerdiet of net gnilly : Jehnsen
also spoke te the court and said a rerdiet of
net guilty should be taken, as there was
nethiug in the case and there could be no
Constable W. C. I'yle
Testified that there were eight witnesses
in court who had been suhptunaed when
the verdict of " net guilty" was taken.
K. K. Siiycler
Testified that he "was :v witness for the
commonwealth and was net e.ritnu'itC( by
either llrewn or Eshleman after the triie
bill icas found ; was in court the day the
verdict was taken, but was net called te
Testified that he was a witness and was
net examined by llrewn or Eshleman ; Ilebt.
Templeton testified te the same effect.
Testified that the case was disposed of
by a verdict of net guilty en Eshleinan's
representations te the court that his col
league had examined it and found there
was nothing in it, and en Mr. Jehnsen's
state ment that he had a complete defense.
J. W. Jehnsen,
In his testimony inter alia, said : I went
te Bre.wn the evening before the trial and
told him of his premise te Snyder, and
asked him te make it geed ; he said he
could fix it ; the next morning he said it
would be right, and Eshleman and Brown
then went before the court, aud upon the r
representations the case was tlispe-ed ei,
I having nothing te de with it ; I told a!
of this te Mr. Kiefl'er; after the case was.
disposed of I saw Brown : I asked him
whether he knew what I meant when I
spoke te hiiiLef the nel. pros. ; he said lie
did ; Brown then said that Jack Ilie.-tand
told Mr. Eshehuau that he, being distriet
attorney, had better be careful or he might
get himself into the penitentiary : I was
present in court when the case wasdispesed
of, but. don't recollect whether it was by
nel. jires. or by verdict ; I think at the
time Judge Livingston said te mc some
thing about the case ; I put en a bold
front, thinking I had a geed case, and said
I was ready for trial anil had my wit
Mr. K. i:. Snyder
Testified inter alia as fellows : ' I hail
a conversation with Eshleman en the day
the verdict was taken ; I hcaid the ea.-e
was ever and asked Mr. Eshleman, who
said it had been disposed of for want of
sufficient evidence. A few days after that
I met him again ou Duke street ; he said :
"E, these Sxyuei: heys, since tiieii:
CASE HAS I1EEN IMSl'OSEI) OF, AUK GIVI.NCS
ALL THE CKEOIT TO ILW ISltllWN ; " I told
him I could net help that ; if it v.eull de
any geed I would send them weid. "
District Attorney Kslileiuni:,
On cress-examination, testified inter alia
as fellows : " I told E. E. Snyder that. 1
rxuEitsToen the Snydek heys did net
RECOGNIZE ME AS COUNSEL KOK TIIK COM
MONWEALTH IN TIIK CASE OF MlCIIAEI.
SnYDEU. AND I THINK I DID TELL HIM TO
UEMIND T1IKM OF IT."
At that point his cress examination wa
interrupted by the settlement of the cas-e.
That conclusion of it was effected though
the friendly offices of Judge Livingston
who used his influence with both sides te
effect a settlement.
AVImt was Manliest.
Therefore the Lancaster Intkllieknckk
It is painfully manifest that the most
superficial of all possible efforts was made
by Mr. Brown te get the information he
says the district attorney set him for : and
that that officer was strangely complacent
in deputing te another, and that ether the
political friend of the accused, the dis
charge of his own duty in the examination
Twice during District Attorney Resen,
miller's term prosecutions for political ol el
fenses were disposed of en the cases being
misrepresented by the commonwealth's of
ficer te the court, and en both occasions
the Intellic.kncek called the attention of
the court te the imposition practiced upon.
it and upon the community. In neither
case did the court make any investigation.
New again it appears, as the fairest of
deductions from the sworn statement of"
the representatives of the commonwealth,
that political considerations secured an ac
cused criminal's release ; the only altcrua
tive te this inference being the supposition
of a degree of stupidity in the prosecuting
officer te which he will net confess. Will
the court act '.'
And ether newspapers joined with its
demand that the court should take cogni
zance of an imposition practiced upon it
by its officers.
Ne such action was taken.
The Second Acquittal.
Michael Snyder was again indicted and
at the January quarter scssieus, 1880, was
tried before Judge Patterson for selling
liquor en Sunday. It was testified by sev
eral witnesses that they had bought and
drank beer at Snyder's saloon en Sunday
within two years, but previous te October,
1878. The complaint, indictment and rec
ord of the court were offered te show that
the defendant was complained against for
selling liquor en Sunday in August, 1878 ;
that a true bill was found against him,
and that in October the case was called
and the jury rendered a verdict of nit
guilty with county for costs.
The defense argued that they could net
le convicted, as they were acquitted of this
charge in October, 1878, since which time
they have sold no liquor en Sunday. The
court in their charge instructed the jury
that nothing could be considered by them
which occurred previous te August, 1878.
The jury rendered a verdict of net guilty,
with county for costs.
And then the Intelmeenceic, hi notic
ing this conclusion of the case, said :
" Michael Snyder is acquitted net be
cause he had violated the law, but because
he had already been acqnittcd of the of
fense laid in the present indictment. That
first-acquittal was accomplished, as has
been shown, by J. W. Johnsten, ex-chairman,
J. II. Brown, ex-chairman, and Dis
trict Attorney Eshelman, chairman of the
Republican county committee by false r v