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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER. FRIDAY, JONE 11, 1880.
FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 11, 1880.
Mr. Garfield wrote aletter te somebody
last year in -which he declared that he
knew nothing of his election te the
English free trade Cebdeu club, and in
deed knew nothing about the club itself
before he was chosen te it at the instance
of Jehn Bright, who was se pleased,
Garfield says, with a speech the latter
had made in Congress that he wanted
him in the Cobden, as a bird of the same
feather. All of which may be
true. Mr. Garfield has net a very
well-established reputation for truthful
ness and it will hardly de te take his
own testimony with implicit credence as
te the way in which he get into the Cob Ceb
iImi dnh. or nnv ether hole it suits his
political prospects te get out of. Still
we may accept his story this time with
something approaching te confidence, be
cause it is quite characteristic of his
speech and conduct te be never
the same for a very long stretch
of time amid the changing
exigencies of the political situ
ation. It is clear enough that when Mr.
Garfield made that speech which Jehn
Bright went into raptures ever he was
airing the free trade side of his centem
platiens, since Mr. Bright and the Cob
den club were free trade maniacs and
would net think of getting enthusiastic
ever anything but free trade doctrine.
They construed Mr. Garfield's speech te
be a free trade speech, evidently. Mr.
Garfield does net new se construe it, na
turally, lie says he never did. lie de
clares that he represents an iron district
in Congress,and considers that te be very
geed evidence that he is a tariff man.
Probably that is geed proof te a man
who leeks at things in Mr. Garfield's
eminently practical way. "When he has
iron men for his constituents he only has
te consider their interests and net the
rightfulness or wrongfulness of a tariff.
That is the way most public men leek at
their duty; and it is excusable. But
Mr. Garfield had a great farming com
munity ,as well, in his constituency; and
se it came, probably, te pass that lie was
somewhat divided in his idea of his duty
and a geed deal mixed in his ideas en the
tariff. It was a little hard te please them
both. It required very careful adjust
ment of the water vessels en his shoul
ders. In his gymnastics he apparently
slopped ever tee strongly en the farmers'
side at the time he made the speech that
made the Cobden club take te him as a
brother ; and new, if he don't take care,
he will slop ever tee much en the ether
side. This tariff horse is a ticklish one
Thk A'eje Era plumes itself that all
the " slanders trumped up by the Ixtel
ligexckk against General Garfield will
be just as effectually disposed of at the
proper time." There might be some
consolation in this if the charges which
affect Gen. Garfield were " slanders,"
or if there had net already ensued long
time which has failed te dispose of them.
The Era, we presume, will net dispute
what was officially proved before a con
gressional cemniHtee, that one of the
most notorious of the contracts of the
"Washington King was that with De Gel-j-er
and McClellan, of Chicago, in the
spring of 1872, for two hundred thousand
yards of weed pavement at $3.50 per
yard ; that te obtain this, it was proved
before the committee of investigation
that the sum of $97,000 was paid te dif
ferent persons; that Garfield's friend,
Richard C. Parsons, was paid 815,000
for his services in the matter, of which
he gave Garfield 5,000 as " counsel,"
though Garfield was chairman of the
committee en appropriations through
which the money for Bess Shepherd's
contractors had te come ; that he ren
dered no service except te help this ap
propriation as a congressman, and that
Chittenden, the agent of De Golyer and
McClellan, wrote en the 30th of May,
1872, in regard te Garfield after he had
been secured : " He holds the purse
strings of the U. S. treasury, and through
his hands every dollar of money appro
priated by Congress shall come."
The Indiana Democracy have swung
back te the old landmarks in adopting as
the financial plank of their recent plat
form the following :
Third. The coin and paper money of
the country should be of uniform value
and readily convertible, and should have
as great purchasing power as the money of
ether ihst-class commercial countries of
th J world, and the paper money like the
coin should he furnished by the United
States and should net be iu excess of such
quantity as will always remain at par with
Hen. Frank Landers, the candidate
for governor, is a gentleman of national
reputation. As a member of the forty
fourth Congress he steed manfully by
Mr. Randall, who was the chairman of
the appropriations committee, in inaugu
rating the system of retrenchment in
public expenditures which has become
the policy of the Democratic party in
Congress and annually saved millions of
dollars te the country. His personal
popularity with the Hoosier masses is
positive, as is evident by his unanimous
nomination en the second ballet. Mr.
Gray, the only person who seriously con
tested Mr. Landers's choice, was put en
the ticket for lieutenant governor, and
altogether the Indiana Democrats prom prem
ise a geed report in November next.
Hartraxft's appointment is new
explained. Tutten says that as late as
"Wednesday morning Hayes informed
him that he (Tutten) should certainly be
appointed, and a Pennsylvania gentle
man, who called upon Hayes yesterday,
said that he told him that even as late as
yesterday morning he had fully expected
te reappoint Tutten. Having said this,
of course be had te break his word and
se Hartranf t slipped in.
Tennessee, one of the states that can
help" te elect a Democratic candidate for
president, sends a delegation of "no
man's men " te Cincinaajj. " The gen
eral sentiment of ti&Rfjj&z selected is
for the mestavailanfcHPate. Most of
them express perspnireferences for
Bayard, Thurman, Seymour or Field,but
will vote terthe best man presented."
The Illinois Democrats in their con
vention yesterday felt a strong inclina
tion te declare for Horatio Seymour for
president, although they have several
strong candidates of their own. They
wisely refrained from taking any action
in recommending any one te the national
convention. When that body meets the
Democratic sentiment of the country
will be very apt te be crystallized injfaver
of a candidate and the delegates will
need no ether instruction. A strong
feeling in favor of the nomination of
Horatio Seymour has been prevalent in
the party for a long while, which has
been restrained only by the knowledge
that Mr. Seymour did net want the nom
ination. This feeling among Democrats
certainly is net decreasing in intensity as
the days roll by, and when the conven
tion assembles it is quite possible that it
will but have te ratify the popular de
mand for Seymour for president and a
strong "Western Democrat like Thurman
or Hendricks for his associate en the
A report comes within a day or two
that Mr. Seymour has expressed te Judge
Graham a belief that he could carry New
Yerk if lie was the Democratic presiden
tial candidate ; and this remark is seized
upon as an indication of his willingness
te be our candidate. The words hardly
justify the deduction, though it may be
fairly assumed that Mr. Seymour would
net decline the place if he thought that
it was the ardent wish of the Democratic
party that he should take it. This we
assume because it is a natural conclusion
that Mr. Seymour would yield te
the party demand at the sacrifice of
his ease and his inclination, which,
it is just as natural te believe, would
make him averse te assuming the cares
of the presidency at his time of life and
with his fullness of honors and rich
endowment of public esteem. If the
party needs his services we believe it
can command them. It will be for its
representatives te consider at Cincin
nati whether they shall make the
demand ; and in this they will hearken
te the Democratic voice.
The "Western Democrats are getting
themselves into excellent shape for the
fall campaign. Indiana has planted her
self en a reasonable money resolution,
and puts te the front one of her ablest
and best men for governor. If anybody
can carry Illinois for governor en the
Democratic ticket, Lyman Trumbull
can. His name will be a tower of
strength ; and his nomination will aid
the party throughout the country. If
the Democratic party is te be worsted by
the felly of its own members this year,
it will at least net net come from the
Bi.aixi:s highest vote in Chicago, 285, en
the thirteenth ballet, was precisely his
vote en the first ballet four years age at
Ci'UTis and Yocum will each get from
$8,000 te $10,000 for expenses in their con
test if the action of the elections committee
te be made te that efl'ect is sustained by
The Newark Advertiser thinks James
Garfield is bound te win because the ether
Jameses did, viz : Madisen, Menree, Polk
and Buchanan. Te which the Philadel
phia Jiccerd adds that James did net pull
through all the presidential candidates
our twensman Black, for instance. Which
The Cameren club, a Philadelphia or
ganization of ever 2C0 members, showed
hew readily it could worship the rising
sun by throwing off the name it had home
for a dozen years and, instead, calling
itself "The McManes Club," en the re
ceipt of a bogus telegram that McManes
had been placed en the national commit
tee te succeed Cameren.
Gi:x. Git ant, in an interview at the sol
diers' re-union, in Milwaukee, is reported
te have expressed the opinion that Scy.
m our would be the Democratic candidate.
The general did net allude at any length
te his position before the Chicago conven
tion, but said he was grateful te the friends
who had steed by him, particularly te Sen Sen
aeor Conkling, who, he said, should have
Clerical Eniteit Stougiitex has new
made a literary error, which doubtless ap
pears te him as of even less consequence
than his old clerical error. He is con
victed by a writer in the Natien of havieg
copied from Richard Cobden's essay en
Russia the most important portion of an
article which he recently sold te the North
American Rcvieic as his own original com
position. It is shown that he remorse
lessly ravaged uebdens pamphlet, seizing
whole blocks and pages as he passed along,
and putting no quotation marks te indi.
cate his seizures.
It is a remarkable coincidence that Gar
field and Arthur taught school in the same
room remote from their present places of
lesidence. North Pownal, Bennington
county, Vt., formerly known as Whipple's
Cerner, is situated in the southwestern
corner of the state, and by the usual trav
eled read is an hour's ride from New
Yerk, through the corner of Vermont, by
way of North Pownal, into the state of
Massachusetts. In 1831, Chester A. Ar
thur, fresh from Union college, came te
North Pownal, and for one summer taught
the village school. About two years Liter
James A. Garfield, then a young student
at Williams college, several mites distant,
in order te obtain the necessary means te
defray his expenses while pursuing his
studies, came also te North Pownal and
established a writing school in the same
room formerly occupied by Mr. Arthur
and taught classes in penmanship during
the long winter evenings.
When they Get Him.
A letter which was addressed te De
Golyer & Ce., the contractors, the even
ing after the interview with Gen. Garfield,
speaks for itself:
Te-day's and te-night's work has secur
ed the assistance of Gen. Garfield. Yeu
cannot overrate the importance of this ac
cession. He is chairman of the committee
en appropriations, and holds the purse
strings of the national treasury. Through
him must come every dollar of appropria
tions. I need net say that I new feel cer
tain of success.
"Te all my friends I
thoughts," said Jehn
Bnecr.ii am in bis
When Garfield had presented Sherman's
name last Saturday, Conkling sent him a
note reading, " My congratulations te the
Ohie dark horse."
Reading had fashionable wedding yes
terday in the nuptials of Miss Amanda M.
Bachman and Mr. Dan'l J. Hendel, a men:
ber of the firm of Hendel Bres. & Eoas.
Senater Rescoe Conkling and about
thirty of his adherents passed through the
city yesterday en a special train ever the
Pennsylvania railroad at 1 p. m.
There was a young chap in Chicago
Continually making his jaw go ;
And this was no rant,
for who than Fred Grast
Was mere anxious te have his dear pa go ?
yew Yerk Graphic.
Peteii D. Wanneu esq., is running
himself for Congress and Tilden for presi
dent, in Berks county. If he gets through
with the first part of the contract, he will
The Saturday Journal of Lancaster, Ohie,
booms all ever for cur uncle Dick Bishop
for vice president. He is willing te run
with Tilden or any ether man, aud the
Cincinnati Irish Citizen is for that ticket.
When Garfield left Washington for
Chicago, a member of the Heuse asked
him who he thought would receive the
nomination. "Oh, I have as
chance as any of them," was
lie had entered himself as a d.
much of a
Mrs. G. Dawsen Celeman, accompanied
by her sister Mary, two sons and three
youngest daughters, will sail for Europe en
the 19th inst., expecting te make a two
years trip. She will first visit Ireland and
then proceed te a milder climate. The trip,
in a great measure, is undertaken for the
benefit of Master Eddie's health, which is
Among the many sufi'eiers from the re
cent fire in Milten, Northumberland ceun.
ty, was Charles Cox, a feimer resident of
Caernarvon, originally from Church town.
He was the owner and proprietor of a large
hotel in Milten, and all his furniture and
ether household goods beside his bar room
furniture were consumed, and during the
excitement several valuable chairs were
stolen. He already has another hotel and
dwelling in course of construction.
THE akmy WU1UI.
Terrible Ravages Committed by the
The ravages of the army worm upon the
wheat, corn and timothy crops in Ocean
and Monmouth counties and ether parts
of New Jersey still continue. Farmers
who at sunset see their grass and rye doing
well awake at sunrise te find acres en acres
destroyed. The rapidity and thoroughness
with which these worms de their work
arc appalling, and coupled with the
late drought this new scourge is likely
te make the year 1880 one. of serious
disaster te a large part of New Jer
sey. About Leng Branch the worm
appears iu the greatest numbers. Hardly
a blade of grass is standing in Jehn Hoey's
Hollywood park, the destruction of the
forty acres comprising the park being ac
complished in two days. Forty leads of
sod cut en Tuesday by Superintendent Mc
Kay, of Hollywood, te replace bare spots,
were tetaly eaten up in three hours, look
ing as though a fire had swept through
them. On a feet squaie of sod 587 were
actually counted. In the vicinity of Free
hold the worm has made terrible ravages
upon the corn fields. Between Red Bank
and Leng Branch the Central New Jersey
railroad track is black with the worms
which are traveling westward. Saturday's
express train, as it sped along by Little
Silver station, threw hundreds of insects
into coaches of the New Yerk way train
standing e n the track.
The Largest Passenger Engine en the Penn
Yesterday the Johnstown express, which
arrives in Harrisburg at hall-past one p.
m., wasfbreught from Alteena by a mam
moth engine. This engine is labeled Ne.
2, and weighs 90,260 pounds. It contains
eight driving wheels and is modeled
after the Medoc freight engines.
It was built in the Alteena shops
during the month of May and is supposed
te be capable of great speed. The engine
will draw fast passenger trains of the New
Jersey division of the Pennsylvania rail
road between Philadelphia and New 1 erk.
It is calculated that the new engine will
run ninety-six miles in ninety minutes. A
few feature is the forward coupling attach
ment, which works by means of a chain and
pulley which are manipulated from the
cabin. The engine was brought te Har
risburg en its first trip by Enginer Funk,
assisted by two fireman. A step of twenty
minutes was made here for the purpose of
oiling up, and while standing in the depot
the engine was viewed by a large number
V. S. ii. for 1884.
McClure's Chicago Despatch.
After Grant had hurried off te the Mil
waukee train both Cameren and Legan
said publicly that Grant would be nomi
nated without opposition 1S84. I hazard
little in saying that the confident expecta
tion of Grant and his leaders is that Gar
field will be beaten in 1880, and that one
term of Democratic rule, under the inspi
ration of the Confederate brigadiers, will
make the Republican party shout a spon
taneous call for the old commander, and
that the country will elect him by the
largest popular majority ever given te any
president since Menree. Grant is re
pulsed, net defeated ; and he no mere
doubts his election te the presidency, if he
lives, than he doubted his conquest of
Richmond when his lines recoiled in
bloody confusion from Celd Harber.
Democrats en their Mettle.
Springfield .Republican, Iud.
Te the positive record which Garfield
offers, tie Democratic party will be forced
te oppose a candidate whose record is
equally positive, a man whose character is
above reproach and whose public services
have given open proof of his ability. Bay
ard is such a man, and such a man is Ran
dall. It will net be strange if the Demo
cratic party, trusting te the influence of
Garfield's earlier free trade record in Penn
sylvania, should endeavor te make the
Keystone state the centre of assault by
putting up .a protectionist like Randall.
However this may be, the Democratic se
lection, if the party heeds its necessity, is
limited te men of the first rank by tile Re
A Slap at Hayes.
Arthurwill be best known, first, as a
man whose nomination was a- slap in the
face of the Hayes administration, and,
second, as a man guilty of the worst politi
cal bargain in the recent politics of New
Yerk state, the bargain between Tammany
hall, and the Republican party, which
elected Cernell. Reform within the party
in New Yerk state is made ridiculous, but
the reformers will acquiesce. Nobody
ever belted a vice president.
The People Want Ne DeGelyer.
N. Y. Herald.
They have net closed the doers of the
White Heuse firmly against imperialism
only te open them en oiled hinges te corruption.
Garlield One of Oaken Ames's Congressional
X. Y. World.
Garfield, like Blaine and Colfax, was
badly smirched by the Credit Mebilier in
vestigation. The Credit Mebilier was a
joint stock company founded in Paris en
November 18, 1852, under the lead of the
brothers Emile and Isaac Pereire and en
the principle of limited liability for the
transaction of a general banking business
te facilitate the construction of public
works te develop national industry. On
the model of this company the title of
"Credit Mebilier of America" was adopted
by a joint stock company organized in
May, 1863, with capital or 2,5UU,UUU. in
January, 1807, the chaitr having been
purchased by a company organized for the
construction of the Union Pacific railroad,
the stock was increased te 3,750,000, and
afterwards rose te a great value, paying
enormous dividends. In 1872, in the
course of legal proceedings in
Pennsylvania respecting the owner ewner
siiijjjf stock, in appeared that several
members of Congress, including James
A Garfield as well as Vice President Col
fax, were unavewed stockholders. .This
caused a political scandal, as it had
often been held te be highly improper for
a member of Congress te be pecuniarily
interested in a corporation the profits of
which might be largely aud directly af
fected by his vote en bills concerning it.
The fact that a presidential canvass was in
progress in which several of the persons
implicated took an active part, added in
terest and excitement te the subject. The
result was a congressional investigation in
the session of 1872-3. In 1873 both the
Heuse and the Senate committees made re
ports. When the Heuse committee said in
their report that none of the congressmen
implicated supposed "that he was guilty
of any impropriety or even indelicacy in
becoming a purchaser of the stock," the
public read the exculpation with incre
dulity and amazement. The public was
astonished and confounded when the com
mittee went en te say that " had it appear
ed that these gentlemen were aware of
the enormous dividends upon their stock,
and hew they were earned, we could net
nennih t.lmm." The evidence had shown
..1...4- l?.. n S.. .inVt.-ic nC f?finfrrffi ill
eluding Garfield had owned Credit Mebilier
stock, that they had purchased it of Okes
Ames, had received enormous aiviuenus
en it and had resorted te subterfuge te
conceal their transactions. As Ames was
judged guilty of bribery and thought te
deserve expulsion for selling the stock in
this manner te these congressmen, the
public could net understand hew one of
the parties te these corrupt transactions
could be guilty, like Ames, and the ether
parties, like Garfield, innocent.
THK ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS.
A Resolution Instructing for Seymour Re
ferred te the Committee en Resolutions.
At the Democratic state convention, Il
linois, Nelville W. Tuller, Samuel S. Mar
shall, Jehn A. McClernandand W. T. Dod Ded
well, were chosen delegates-at-large :
W. C. Goudy offered the following :
"Jteselced, That we recognize in Horatio
Seymour a man whose great ability, long
experience and spotless character pre-eminently
qualify him for the highest office
in the government. With a firm held en the
hearts of the masses, belonging as he does
te no section but te the whole country, ad
hering te no clique or faction of party, he
stands above the turmoil of personal riv
alry or antagonism and is free from per
sonal hostility. Ne Democrat can oppose
him ; every Democrat will support him.
It is in our opinion easier for all elements
of thepaity te unite en him as the nom
inee than en any one else. While we de
net instruct, we earnest request our dele
gates te the national convention te take
such action as they may deem advisable,
te present the name of Horatio Seymour
before the national Democratic convention
for the office of president of the United
The mention of Seymour's name was
greeted with applause and three cheers.
Seme confusion ensued. A representa
tive of Morrison and one of Palmer suc
ceeded in making speeches against in
structing for any one and thus ruling out
Illiueis's own candidates. Finally the roll
was called en the question of referring
the resolution te the committee en resolu
tions, which prevailed by a vote of 373 te
W. J. Allen and Jeseph D. Ewing were
chosen electors at large.
The following staie ticket was nomi
nated by acclamation : Fer governor, Hen.
Lyman Trumbull, of Chicago ; lieutenant
governor, Lewis P. Parsons, of Clay coun
ty ; secretary of state, Jehn II. Oberly ;
auditor, Lewis Starkcl, of St. Clair ; treas
urer, Themas Butterworth, of Winnebago;
attorney general, Lawrence Harman, of
The next meeting of the state beard of
agriculture will be held in Reading.
The dead body of an unknown man was
found near Cressen, yesterday about neon.
It was decomposed considerably and can
not be identified.
Jehn Gallagher, of Bosten, in jumping
off the Erie train at Olcan, en Wednesday
evening, was run ever and had both legs
Jehn Gallagher, eight years of age, was
drowned en Wednesday evening in the
river at Temperancevillc, near Pittsburgh.
The body was recovered shortly after
wards. Gertrude Hauser, aged ten years, daugh
ter of Francis J. nauscr, proprietor of the
greenhouses en Centre avenue, near the
Charles Evans cemetery, Reading, was
found drowned in a tub of water at neon
Simen should send Den down te his
Lochiel farm and turm him out te grass
a la the king of Babylon for a while. A
little penance of this description might
be beneficial. Alteena Sun.
At Friendship driving park, Pittsburgh,
yesterday, the first race for defeated
horses was wenbv.Sallie Scott. Time,
2:37$, 2:35, 2:35, 2:3G. The second race
for the 2:30 class was wen by Elsie Greff.
Time, 2:30, 2:34, 2:30, 2:33, 2:31.
Residents along the Perkiomen, near
the Perktenicn bridge, are dragging the
cicck in the expectation of finding the re
mains of a daughter of Jeseph Gettshall.
Miss Gettshall, who was 17 years old and
pretty, disappeared mysteriously en Tues
day and it is feared that she drowned her
self. The Pittsburgh presbytery has found
Rev. Jehn Brown guilty of trying te de-
traud Jehn ulten, late of Charlette coun
ty. Va. ; of deception and dishonesty in
the matter of a promissory and judgment
note given te W. Damback, of Breakneck,
Allegheny county ; of violation of the
spirit of the church in the matter of re
signing his pastoral charge at Pleasant Hill
Ellen Snekes, a, domestic employed at
the Park hotel, Harrisburg, as cook, and
whose home is at Mahontenga station, a
short distance above Millcrsburg, attempt
ed te commit suicide by drowning herself
in the Susquehanna river near the driving
park, about 9 o'clock a. m. yesterday, but
was prevented by the timely interference c f
The state pharmaceutical association
elected the following officers for the ensu
ing year: G. W. Kennedy, president;
Gee. A. Kelley, first, and Alenzo Robbins,
of Philadelphia, second vice president ;
secretary, J. A. Miller : treasurer, J. L.
Lemberger; executive committee, Jehn
A. Meyer, Wm. F. Hern and J. Stein. The
next meeting of the association will be in
Williamsport, June 1881.
The Venango Spectator says : If any-
body should send us an advertisement like
the following we would publish it three
times for two dollars :
" dissolution of partnership.
. "The partnership heretofore existing be 5
tween tue undersigned, under the firm
name of Cameren, Conkling and Legan,
in the business of pipe-laying, with main
establishment at Chicago, and branches at
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Utica, New
Yerk, and Springfield, Illinois, was dis
solved June 8, 18S0, by mutual disgust.
"J. D. Cameren,
' Roscek Conkling,
10june3t " Jehn A. Legan."
LATK8T NEWS BY MAIL.
Tennessee is said te be net for Tilden.
The delegates te the Cincinnati conven
tion from the First district of West Vir
ginia are in favor of Thurman.
Jehn McKay, of Red Bank, N. J., be
cause his wife refused him some money,
tired a lead of -buckshot into her body.
It is thought she cannot recover.
Dr. Geerge Lindsay, aged -80 years, was'
found dead in rtew lerk yesterday after
noon, with a partially filled bottle of
prussic acid by his side.
. The case of Currie. the murderer, was
called yesterday at Ya 'shall, Tex is. After
exhausting the first special venire by the
selection of four jurors, the court adjourn
ed until this afternoon.
The latest election returns from the in
terior of Oregon indicate that M. C. Geerge
(Republican) has been elected by a major
ity ranging from 1,000 te 1,500. The en
tire Republican ticket ferjudges of the su
preme court is elected beyond a doubt.
The south bound morning mail en the
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore
railroad struck and instantly killed Themas
lvauallcy, a track hand, a few miles below
Newark, yesterday. He was crossing the
The crop report of the Memphis cot
ton exchange, for the month of May,
embraces 141 responses. The average in
crease of acreage is 8.35 per cent. The
crop is in fine and well cultivated con cen con
diten. Baseball yesterday : At Worcester,
Mass. Worcester, 5 ; Cleveland, 0. At
Bosten Bosten, 19 ; Buffalo, 3. At Prov
idence Providence, 3 ; 'Cincinnati, 0. At
Trey Chicago, 8 ; Trey, 5. At Albany
Baltimore, 7 ; Albany, 4.
The Courier of Syracuse urges the nom
ination of Horatio Seymour at Cincinnati,
as the one man who could, beyond doubt,
carry New Yerk and insure success eC.tke
ticket. It says Governer Seymour stated
te a friend this week that if he were nomi
nated he could carry New Yerk. Assur
ances are given that Governer Seymour
would net decline if nominated.
" Yeu have made the custom house a
centre of partisan political management."
Ii. B. Hayes te Collector Arthur, January
" With a deep sense of my obligations
under the constitution, I regard it as my
plain duty te suspend you in order that
the office may be honestly administered."
Ii. B. Hayes te Collector Arthur, January
" Gress abuses of administration have
continued and increased during your in
cumbency." Jehn Sherman te Collector
Arthur, January 31, 1839.
" Persons have been regularly paid by
you who have rendered little or ue ser
vice; the expenses of your effice have
increased, while its receipts have dimin
ished. Bribes, or gratuities in the shape
of bribes have been received by your
subordinates in several branches of the
custom house, and you have in no case
supported the effort te correct these
abuses." Secretary Sherman te Collector
Arthur, January 31, 189.
Ne Tabte for that Talk.
Times Interview with Colfax.
A final query--" Hew will the Credit
Mebilier charges against Mr. Garfield op
crate?" gave a dramatic turn te the inter
view. Its effect en Mr. Colfax was elec
tric. He sprang up from the bench en
which he was seated with a movement
that startled his interrogator and said
"I don't knew anything about that.
Mr. Garfield will have te leek out for
himself as well as any ether man. I
don't want te talk about it and have ue
Mr. Colfax had turned his back even be
fore he finished the sentence.
On the Defensive.
X. Y. Truth, Grant organ.
Frem the beginning of the canvass te
the end the party will be compelled te de
fend its candidate at every point. The do de
merits of his opponent will be utterly lest
sight of in the controversy ever the charges
m m -
Might Have Dene Hetter, But Haven't.
Senater Cameren te a Herald Interviewer.
We might have done better, but we
haven't. The fact is the Pennsylvania
delegation does net like Mr. Garfield s free
trade or revenue reform notions, and the
delegation did net show the enthusiasm
of ether delegations.
Lancaster County Entries.
Among the entries at the Oxford agri
cultural fair, which opened en Wednesday,
we notice the following from Lancaster
county : Hay tetter, by R. T. Clark,
Chestnut Level ; three sewing machines,
by A. C. Barten, Wakefield ; Victer horse
rake, by Kirk Brown, Peter's Creek ; marc
colt, W. T. Christie. Oak Hill ; stud colt,
by Jonathan Pickering. Kirk's Mills ; stal
lion, by Milten Kecch, Kirk's Mills ; stal
lion, by Dr. James Peebles, Kirk's Mills ;
grey gelding, by Clifferd Cook, Kirk's
Mills ; driving mare, by Henry P. Town
send, Kirk's Mills ; draught mare, by W.
D. Buuting. Spruce Greve ; stallion, by
Jeseph C. Stubbs, Peters Creek ; driving
mare, by William Paxson, Spruce Greve ;
driving horse, by Dr. E. M. Zell, Oak
The fair was well attended and the ex
hibits are creditable.
The Excursion te Sicily Island.
The railroad picnic excursion yester
day from this city te Sicily Island, in the
Susquehanna river, opposite Fite's Eddy,
was a delightful occasion te these who par
ticipated. The members of the club held
a meeting en their property at neon, te
take action upon further improvements te
be erected upon the island, and te inspect
these already erected. They have new a
clubhouse erected with lower and upper
balconies, fronting the river attached te
their house; a promenade platform,
35x50 feet, well of pure water already
dug, walled up and in active use.
Most of the members of the club were
accompanied by ladies and ether friend?,
and all expressed themselves delighted
with the trip te the island. The Pensyl
vania railroad company kindly placed at
the disposal of the club their observation
car, which afforded a delightfui view of
the scenery along the Susquehanna river
without obstructing the view.
The coming district attorney, D. McMul
Ien, esq., caught a bass during the day that
weighed three-and-a-half pounds. That
settles Tem Davis.
Lancaster DiThaea Kaights of Pythias.
The recently organized and newly equip
ped Lancaster division of the Uniform
Rank of Knights of Pythias met about 5
p. "m. yesterday, in their rooms en the
fourth story front of Fulton hall, and being
drawn up in line were presented by the
Leap Year club and en behalf of the lady
friends of the division with a splendid flag
of the order. It is of large size, of red silk,
with silver bullion fringe, inscribed with
the emblems of the order, the name of the
rank and the date of the presentation. The
flag is mounted en a handsome staff and
accompanied with the usual guidens. The
speech of presentation was made by W. U.
Hensel, esq., and it was received en behalf
el the rank by Knight M. W. Raub in a
feeling and appropriate address.
After the presentation and waiting for
nearly an hour for the rain te cease, the
division formed in line about 7 p. m. and
marched ever the following route of
parade : Prince te Chestnut, te Mulberry,
te West King, te Prince, te German, te
Seuth Queen, te Centre Square, te East
King, te Lime, te Chestnut, te Duke, te
Walnut, te North Queen, te Centre
Square, te West King, te hall,and dismiss.
The order of the precession was as fel
City Cornet Band.
Sir Knight Commander Jehn Barnhart.
Sir Knight Lieutenant Commander Jehn L.
Sir Knight Herald Gee. W. Flagg.
Sir Knight Guide Gee. W. Sheetz.
Lancaster Division, Ne. 0, Uniform Rank,
Knights of Pythias, 36
men in line.
An immense throng of people crowded
nearly every street through which they
passed, attracted by the excellent band of
music and the fine appearance of the hand
semely equipped Knights. Their uniform
consists of a black cloth coat aud panta
loons, nickel-plated buttons decorated with
a lily in relief, the emblem of the order,
red shoulder straps with an embroidered
lily, gauntlets of buff chamois with the
lny, white gloves, nickel helmets, with a
red plume, and sword and belt. Through
out it is in jroed taste, striking and effec
At the close of the parade the Knights
denned fatigue dress and marched from
their hall te Schiller hall, North Queen
street, where a sumptuous banquet was
spread aud te which the Knights were in
vited by their lady friends. The table was
very handsomely set, decorated with
lowers and fruits tastefully arranged and
laden with meats, cake, fruit and all the
delicacies and substantial of the season ;
ice cream, coffee aud lemonade completed
an excellent bill of fare. Mr. Hensel wel
comed the Knights en behalf of the ladies,
and all present constituted themselves a
committee of investigation, which, after an
hour's discussion, reported unanimously
that better least by tairer hands was
The company adjourned about 1 1 p. m.,
and the eutire affair was a grand success,
enjoyed by the Knights, and most favor
ably commented upon by the public.
Narrow Escape of Twe Gentlemen.
About one o'clock te-day D. B. Hestct-
ter, clothier, accompanied by Jehn
Obreitcr, of Bacr's Seus' book store, was
driving down North Duke street. The
horse belonged te Mr. Ilestettcr and the
wagon, te which he was hitched, which
is almost new, te Bacr's Sens. When
they reached the railroad bridge the horse
frightened probably at the wagon, as he
is net accustomed te. being driven in ve
hicles with tops as high as this one.
When the animal frightened the bit of the
bridle broke and he started te run. Mr.
Ilestettcr was unable te control him and
he continued his flight until he reached
the residence of Mrs. William Car
penter, where he ran te the west
side of the street, and the wagon,
striking an iron pest at the edge of the
pavemsnt, was upset. Beth gentlemen
were thrown out and Mr. Obreitcr received
an ugly cut en the forehead and wasethci"
wise severely bruised. Mr. Hostetter had
his face slightly cut and his body bruised.
Drs. Atlec aud Compteu attended te the
injuries of the gentlemen. When the
wagon struck the pest both shafts were
broken oft', and the horse becoming loose,
ran down Duke street te East King. In
attempting te turn the corner he fell en
the Belgian blocks and received several
cuts en the body and legs.
Besides the shafts being broken from the
wagon the top was damaged. The liar
ness was tern te pieces.
THE EAST END.
Items from Salisbury.
As Samuel Worst and Daniel Ranck, of
this township, were en their way home
from Read- ng, their horse took fright at
some obstacle in the read throwing the
gentleman out of the wagon. They escaped
with a few bruises, but the horse, after
running a considerable distance and break
ing the wagon badly, also broke his leg,
thereby causing the death of a very valu
The Salisbury school examination took
place yesterday, and quite a crowd of both
ladies and gentlemen were present. The
class was composed of fifteen members,
and was highly complimented by Prof.
Shaub en the geed work that they had
done. The schools at this writing were net
The nomination of Garfield and Arthur
fails te create any enthusiasm among our
Republicans. Politicians and all appear
te be rather sick. They nevertheless will
recover in time, hut will net be able te get
up the boom they had expected in case
some ether candidate had been presented.
Tobacco men are all hard te work. The
plants are almost all set out and are start
Meeting of Classis.
A meeting of Lancaster classis of the
Reformed church was held this morning in
St. Luke's church, ou Marietta avenue.
The meeting was held at the call of St.
Luke's church te take action in regard te
a call from that church te Rev. William
F.Lichlighter. The call was accepted and a
committee consisting of Rev. Drs. J. II.
Dubbs, J. B. Shumaker and Thcoleie
Appel was appointed te install Mr.
The report of the committee te audit
the accounts of the treasurer was read and
approved after which the meeting ad-1
THE KPISCOPAL CONVENTION.
Proceedings et Lecal Interest.
In the P. E. convention in Reading en
Wednesday five laymen Messrs. Peter
Baldy, F. Walts, T. E. Franklin, W. F.
Reynolds and L. C. Paine were appointed .
te consider that part of the treasurer's re- 1
pert relating te the bishop's traveling ex
penses and report te this convention. The
fund had been overdrawn for ten months
and for two years past it was net possible
te pay them, but if the parishes would pay
the $5,000 due there would be funds suffic
ient. A missionary meeting was held in the
evening. A report of missions was made
by Rev. W. C. Leverett, aud addresses
were made by Revs. J. H. Black, A. J.
Barrow, C. F. Bettichcr, J. B. Cameren
and Rev. Dr. Spalding. A collection for
missions was taken.
The conventien'opened yesterday morn
ing with services by Bishop Howe, assisted
by Rev. D. Spalding. Rev. J. M. Peck,
of Danville, officiated as organist, and
several of the clergy acted as choristers,
singing with fine effect. The convention
then opened for busiucss, the ordination
services being unavoidably postpeucd.
Rev. H. Jenes read the report of the
beard of missions from May 1, 1S79, te
June 1,1880, showingtetal receipts, $7,935.
78; total payments, $7,3G9.14; receipts
for May, $140.27 , balance en hand May 1,
.1880, $707. y
The bishop announced with deep pain
te the convention that Hen. Rebert S:
Sayre, the treasurer of the beard of mis
sions, of the diocee of Central Pennsylva
nia, had just received a telegram from his
home in Bethlehem infermini; him of the
sudden death of his wife. The bishop
then suggested that suitable resolutions
of condolence be passed by the convention,
and that the secretary be authorized te
draw up the same. It was unanimously
agreed te that such resolutions be prepared
and forwarded te Mr. Sayre, in this the
hour of his sad and deep bereavement.
The bishop announced the following
committee en the division of the diocese te
report at the next convention : Revs. Dr.
II. W. Spalding, II. L. Jeii.-s. Dr. C.
Brcck, Messrs. It. A. Packer, Judge II.
II. Cummin, Win. Buehler.
The following were appointed lay mem
bers of the beard of missiens: Messrs.
William Buehler, W. L. Dunglisen, KI
ward Munson, C. M. Conyngham.
Rev. C. F. Knight, of Lancaster offend
the following resolution : That the thanks
of this convention be and arc hereby tin
dered te the people of the city of Reading
for their kind reception of the delegate.-,
and uniform geed treatment during their
stlty ; also te the authorities of Christ
cathedral for the use of the church by the
convention. Unanimously adopted.
Bishop Howe then thanked the mem
bers of the convention both clerical and
lay for their attendance and the weik
they had performed, which he trusted
would redound te the glory of Ged, and te
the welfare of His ehuich en earth, lie
wished them all a safe and happy arrival
at their respective homes, bid them UimI
speed in their labeis both spiritual and
temporal for the coming year, and, after
pronouncing the benediction, declared the
ninth annual convention of the diocese of
central Pennsylvania as finally adjourned.
Rev. Geerge C. Hall, of Great Bend, Pa.,
was raised te the priesthood and deacon's
orders were conferred upon Mr. Gee. D.
Stroud, son of the late Judge Stroud, el"
Tewanda, at the cathedral yesterday morn
ing. Rev. Knight and ether clerical mem
bers of the convention accompanying the
Bishop in the chancel during the solemn
services. Rev. Hall is a graduate of
Franklin and Marshall college of" this
Bishop Howe's Reception.
The Right Rev. Bishop and Mrs. Howe
gave an elegant reception last evening at
the episcepal residence, en Centre avenue,
te the clerical and lay delegates who wcie
iu attendance at the recent diocesan con
vention. The bishop's hospitality is quite
proverbial, and a large number availed
themselves of his kind invitation,
The Times and Dispatch notices as
among the mere prominent of the lay del
egates in attendance upon the convention,
Gee. AV. Mchaffey, of Marietta; S. J. Dtt
wiler, of Columbia ; Hen. Thes. E. Frank
lin, Dr. Jehn L. Atlee, Samuel II. Rey
nolds, esq., and Geerge Calder, jr., all of
Lancaster. The Eagle has the following
ing among its pen portraits :
Samuel II. Reynolds, of Lancaster, is a
middle-sized, rather slender gentleman,
with brown hair and beard, which is be
ginning te show the grayish tint of years.
He has a geed-natured, intelligent counte
nance, bright, quick eyes, and is one et"
the leading criminal lawyers of the state.
He dresses rather oddly, wearing a black
coat, gray pantaloons, red plaid cravat,
and vest of black and white stripes.
Rev. Cyrus F. Knight, of Lancaster, is
a tall, dark-complexioned gentleman, with
short black side whiskers aud black hair
inclining te curl, and smoothly-shaven Y
face. He dresses neatly, but plain, in
clerical style. He is a gentleman of much
force of character, and at first glance
reminds the beholder of Hen. Samuel .1.
Tragic Death of an Octogenarian.
Jehn Frymeyer, aged 83 years, was ac
cidentally killed en Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, at the limestone quarry of the
Reading iron works, near Union station,
en the Reading and Columbia raihead.
The deceased was for many years a resi
dent of East Cocalico township, Lancaster
county, his home being near the Black
Herse tavern, about thirteen miles from
Reading. Mr. Frymeyer visited the quar
ry of the Reading iron works en Wednes
day afternoon for the inspection of the ex
tensive operations at that place. There is a
gravity railroad extending from the quarry
te the Reading and Columbia R. R., a dis
tance of a quarter of a mile, for the pur
pose of delivering limestone te a siding of
the Reading and Columbia railroad, the
limestone being leaded upon he:v
truck cars which run upon the gravity
railroad. Mr. Frymeyer attempted te
cress the gravity railroad as a car was be
ing run into the quarry, being unaware of
its approach, when he was struck by the
car and knocked down. The car passed
ever him, cutting off the legs, one of his
arms and fracturing his skull. Death,
was almost instantaneous. His remains
were removed te his residence two miles
from the quarry, after an inquest had been
t, ta .
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