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LANGASTK AlLY INTELLIGENCER. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, i880.
WEDNESDAY EVEN'G, JUNE 23, 1880.
Shall we Change the Method X
Seme of these days we will have te
change our method of electing presi
dents. There are a great many of our
election methods that will need te be
changed te give us better officers than
we have new, if we are going te exist
much longer as a republic. Why must
we have such incompetent men in office,
from the presidency down ? We have
been particularly unfortunate in our
presidents in these latter days. Compare
the let we have had since Jacksen with
these who went before ; and then com
pare the latest specimens, Grant and
Hayes, and a possible Garfield, with Lin
coln and his immediate predecessors.
They are getting steadily worse. Con
ventions de net discriminate wisely in
their nominations and the people incline
te swallow almost any stick their party
puts up. It would be better if the elec
tors should be allowed te elect in fact in
stead of nominally, but it can never be
se when they are chosen in the interest
of a particular candidate, as they always
will be. The electoral body is a very
useless piece of our political machinery,
as we all knew, and it ought te be abol
ished in compliment te our geed sense.
There is no reason why presidential can
didates should net be directly voted for,
as ether officers are, it they are te con
tinue te be elected by the popular vote
But why should net the Heuse of rep
resentatives elect the president when it
assembles every two years ? There would
be a much greater probability of the
election of a creditable chief magistrate
by confiding the choice in the first place
te the body te whom it is entrusted in
case of the failure of a popular election.
If the Heuse is competent te decide in
this event, it is just as able te decide in
every event. It is a representative body
and would represent the popular judg
ment. The English administration gets
along very well under the written law
which requires it te be in harmony with
the Heuse of Commens, and it should
work equally as well here te have the
president and the representatives in sym
We need te get rid of some of our
elections. We have tee many. The
(residential election, because et its im
pertance, especially excites the people
and interferes with their business eccu
patiens. If there was any geed in it this
should net be a reason te abolish it ; but
the doubt is whether there is any geed in
it. Certainly a convention which works
a week and produces a Garfield, and a
eeple that is upset for months te elect a
Hayes, afford ample reason for an anx
ieus inquiry as te whether we are net
paying tee dear for such a quality of
whistle. If we abolish our popular pres
idential elections we are certainly doing
the country a great benefit in one regard ;
we get rid of one most exciting and cost
ly contest. It may be that we de our
selves a greater injury by the abolition of
a direct popular choice; and that is what
needs te be considered.
The addition of this responsibility te
these of the members of the neuse would
make such membership still mere imper
tant than it is new. It might have a
iroed effect in sendhur a still better class
of members into Congress ; and it might
net. It certainly would give us able
presidents ; whether it would make them
tee subservient te the Heuse that elects
them is te lie considered. We de net see
why it should ; subserviency te the
people's direct representatives would
hardly lie injurious; and when it would
be the superior class of men occupying
the presidential office would recognize it
and resist it. They would if occasion
demanded threw themselves upon the
side of the people against their faithless
representatives. The people being the
ultimate source of power, a wise and pa
triotic president would always consult
the popular judgment and yield te it
when calmly delivered. Being in office
but two years the dangers of imperialism
would be lessened. There seems te be
no necessity for appealing te the whole
people te express their choice of presi
dent. The appeal would be made te
them te decide en a policy, as is new
done in the election of representatives.
The people are net the best judges of the
best instrument te carry out that policy.
A smaller body, whose members knew
the candidates, would de this better.
And we confess that Ave de net see why,
when the people trust te their represen
tatives te shape the country's policy and
make its laws, they may net also safely
and wisely confide te them the choice of
The delightful uncertainty of the out
come of the Cincinnati convention which
prevails at this distance from the scene
of action is only enhanced by the peru
sal of the columns en columns of con cen
ilicting views that burden the news
papers of the Queen City and fill the
Eastern metropolitan dailies with the
same sort of material. While therefore
it is idle te speculate as te the probable
candidate, the conviction is daily
strengthened that the convention will be
governed by a judicious discretion in the
selection of a leader te carry the Demo
cratic standard te victory next Novem
ber. The opening scenes yesterday were
devoid of the bad temper which marked
the same event in the Republican con
vention a few weeks since, and one of the
most encouraging indications of a credit
able nomination is the manifest desire
of all the delegates te cheese the strong
est possible ticket. There are of course
booms and booms; but there is every
reason te believe that just se seen as the
l)est sentiment of the party is surely
pointed out the great body of the con
vention will gravitate in the direction
thus indicated and the result will be
characterized by geed sense, enthusiasm
and harmony, and will leave behind it
none of the heart-burnings and dissatis
faction the existence of which in the
camp of the enemy is every day since the
Chicago convention becoming mere
The action of the Ohie delegation in
giving Mr. Thurman the go-by and in
riiratini? its preference for Mr. Payne en
a test vote is one of the surprises of the
convention. It ia alleged that the Thur-
man interest has been illy handled, and
one of the newspapers te-day states that
the bandana statesman has been sum
moned te take command of his forces in
The latest boom is in behalf of In In
gersell, of Connecticut. It is urged in
support of the expediency of his nomina
tion that he was successively elected
governor a greater number of times than
any roan in the state, and has never been
defeated before the people. English, of
the same state, is also a premising dark
horse. Connecticut is a small state, but
she lias her complement of great men,
all the same.
Beware of the ice water when it is cold
within the cup, for at last it biteth like a
cucumber andstingeth like a cramp.
A Londen gentleman found that the seat
he had taken was broken ; but he insisted
that a stage carpenter should repair it be
tween the acts.
A lahge Londen bookseller found that
for every volume of Thackeray which had
becu purchased from him he had sold
mere than ten of Dickens.
" One of the bores at card playing,"
says " Cavendish," the great whist au
thority, "is the 'If you had' a partner,
who constantly greets you with ' If you
had only done so-and-se wc should have
made so-and-se.' "
Deacon Jacksen, of St. Leuis, called a
sister in the church " an old cow." She
had him arraigned before a committee,
which recommended his suspension ; but a
majority of the church voted against such
punishment. That was the situation when
at a prayer-meeting, Deacon Jacksen took
his accustomed place in the amen corner.
The pastor suggested that, under the cir
cumstanccs, he had better take a back
seat. He refused te be thus humiliated.
Then Deacons Smith and Bird ejected hiin
after a violent struggle.
The New Yerk Sun has the information
that secret societies, called "The 306."
after the number of votes that were steadily
cast for Grant at the Chicago convention,
are te be organized all ever the country,
with a view te the nomination of a strong
man in 1884. This movement has already
been started at Washington, as the great
centre of political agitation, and is intended
te take the largest proportions among the
disappointed patriots who failed in their
recent experiment te dictate the third-terra
The state treasury, which is just new
sadly in need of money te meet the amount
long ever due te the school fund, is in a
fair way te be enriched, thanks te the su
preme court, which has just decided the
liquor license cases in its favor against the
counties, and has mulcted the railroad
companies in several thousand dollars mere
than they were willing te pay as tax upon
their capital stock. Besides this, the Read
ing ewes ever $200,000, and if Treasurer
Butler will fellow up the delinquents, the
meeting of the next Legislature ought te
find him in funds.
Sakau Bernhardt en one Saturday re
cently played twice and rehearsed once,
during which she changed her toilet nine
General Jehn C. Fremont will accom
pany the delegation of California pioneers
from New Yerk te Lititz, Pa., te-morrow,
te attend the funeral of General Sutter.
A report reached Washington yesterday
that Hayes was dead from an attack of
paralysis. Telegrams from Ohie quickly
announced that the rumor was false, but
for a short time there was much excite
ment. Senater Beck, of Kentucky, told an in
terviewer, at Cincinnati, the ether day,
that his philosophy was : " Laugh and
grew fat and don't climb hills before you
come te them. " He is rosy and round,
has a genial, kindly manner, and is full of
fun. He would prefer a lark with the
hounds or a visit te the circus any day te
a session in the Senate.
Secretary Sherman reads until late at
night, but is always the first man in his
office in the morning. He owns a large
number of inexpensive horses and drives a
great deal. He has always saved his let
ters and has one of the largest collections
in the world. He and his brother, the
general, have always been as loving as
sweethearts, and his letters from the gen
eral are in three large volumes. Seme of
these letters cover forty pages each.
Senater Den and Garlield.
Senater " Den" is evidently still suffer
ing from the effects of his set-back at Chi
cago or else he don't take kindly te Gar
field. The telegram from that gentleman
last Saturday te meet him at the depot
and accompany him part way up the read
didn't tend te case his condition either.
With the telegram in his pepketand carry
ing him in his self-important style he
stepped into the official's office at the de
pot prier te the arrival of the train bring
"This man Garfield wants me te accem
pany him up the read. Hew far can I go
before I meet an eastward bound train ?"
he asked in anything but a pleased man
ner. " If the train east is en time Senater,
you can go as far as Mifflin," was the re
ply. "Mifflin, you say : hew far's that '."'
" Fifty miles ; but if the train is behind
time it will allow you te proceed farther,"
continued the official, who wanted te
oblige the Senater in every possible way
" Fifty miles is far enough te ride with
him I don't care te go farther," was the
Senater's reply as he put particular stress
upon the "him."
And he walked out and met Garfield in
anything but a spirit of pleasure. And
he didn't go any farther than Mifflin, for
the next train brought him back.
As the ferry-beat Geerge H. Power was
leaving here slip, at Athens, N. Y., last
night, one of the heavy weights attached
te the bridge broke from its fastening and
fell upon three boys who were standing
under it. All were probably fatally in
A negre was arrested en the train at
Havre de Grace, Md., en Saturday last
dressed in women's clothes. Yesterday he
was fully identified by Wm. W. Selby,
mate of the schooner Mignonette, as Gee.
Thompson, the man who, en the night of
May 31, while the schooner was in the
James river, killed Milten B. Frank, of
Baltimore, the captain, and Wm. Gage,
colored, the cook. He was committed te
jail at Belair, Harford county, te await a
requisition from the Virginia authorities.
KELLY AND HIS FOLLOWERS BEFORE
THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE.
The Tammany Cblettaln Reiterating Ills
Hostility te Tllden Action of the State
Delegation The Unit Rale Give
New Yerk te Payne by a Small
Majority Ohie Swings
Back te Thurman.
Whan, the roll of states was called for
committees, as briefly referred te iu our
telegraphic report yesterday, the attempts
of Jehn Kelly and Jehn B. llaskin te gain
recognition were greeted with violent
disapprobation, cries of "Put cm out,"
etc., and they were compelled te subside.
Pennsylvania's representatives en the
several committees arc as follews: On
credentials : Gen. James B. Reilly, of
Schuylkill ; en resolutions : Lewis C.
Cassidy, of Phildelphia.
The Credentials Committee.
After adjournment the committee en
credentials met and organized by the elec
tion of J. M. B. Yeung, of Georgia, as
chairman, and A. Weltncr, of Oregon, as
Jehn Kelly and his men met with the
committee, but were requested te with
A delegate from Arkansas objected te
Smith M. Weed, of New Yerk, sitting as
a member, inasmuch as his own scat was
contested. The chairman ruled the ob
jection out of elder as there was no notice
of contest before the committee. A long
time was spent in fixing the length of time
for argument. It was finally resolved te
give each side an hour and a-half te pre
sent their case. The committee thou ad
journed te meet at 7 o'clock.
On motion te give each side in the New
Yerk contest only an hour te present the
case the committee was a tie but the vote
was net considered te have any significance.
The committee reassembled at the Grand
hotel, at 7:30 p. m., and entered upon the
consideration of New Yerk contest. The
half hour allowed for present action of the
case of Tammany contestants was occu
pied by Judge Geerge Comstock, Amasa
J. Parker, Mr. Mack of Alabama, Geerge
Miller and Jehn Kelley.
The anti-Tammany case was presented
by Gov. Walkerand Goerge M. Bee.
"Lester B. Faulkner, Rufus Pcchan, Jehn
R. Fellows and J. Themas Spriggs, all
Tammany asked was that its representative
be allowed a representation in the conven
tion with the delegates, and this they asked
in the name of harmony in the party in
New Yerk, stating that were it refused it
would endanger the ticket in that state,
and the Democratic party was net in a po
sition te lese one chance.
The sitting delegates replied that the
admission of Tammany would lese as many
votes for the Democracy as Tammany
could bring it. At 11 o'clock the commit
tee closed its doers and went into secret
session in consideration of the case. Before
doing se a committeeman asked Kelly
whether if his delegation was admitted he
would pledge himself te support the nom
inee of the convention whoever he might
be, saying that his vote en the contest
would be influenced by Kelly's answer.
Kelly replied that speaking freely and
frankly for himself alone he would say that
if admitted te the convention and Samuel
J. Tilden were nominated, Ite would net
and could net support him. If any ether
man were nominated he would work his
best for the nominee of the convention.
Judge CemstOck replied te the same
question that he would support the nomi
nee of the convention unless he was a mur
derer, a thief or a felon. Patrick Gewau,
of Saratoga, a Tammany contestant stated
that he would feel in honor bound if ad
mitted te participate iu the convention te
support its nominees.
Tammany Ruled Out.
At 12:15 the committee, by a vote of 32
te 4, Arkansas, Colerado, New Jersey and
Delaware voting no, voted in favor of
allowing the sitting delegates from New
Yerk te retain their seats.
Committee en Resolutions.
The committee en resolutions did net
reassemble until late in the evening, and
then organized by the election of Hen.
Perry Watsen as chairman and Jehn P.
Irish, of Iowa, as secretary. There was a
full attendance. Miss Susan Antheny, Mrs.
Merriweather and ether representatives of
the woman's suffrage association were al
lowed te present their case and te make
arguments of considerable length.
The representatives of the different dele
gations then submitted the resolutions
which they desired incorporated in the
platform, and one or mere were submitted
from most of the states. They were all re
ferred te a sub-committee consisting of
Messrs. Watterson, chairman ; Wills, of
Connecticut ; Barksdale, of Mississippi,
Myers, of Oregon ; Fuller, of Illinois ; Ire
land, of Texas ; Irish, of Iowa ; Cassidy, of
Pennsylvania, and Hewell, of Georgia.
The committee then adjourned until to
morrow morning and the sub-committee
went te work.
The committee en permanent organiza
tion resolved unanimously te report in
favor of Senater Jehn W. Stevenson, of
Kentucky, for chairman, and the retention
of the secretaries, redding clerks and ser-geant-at-arms
of the temporary organiza
tion. Pennsylvania has Senater Ermen
trout, of Berks, as one of the vice presi
dents with secretary net yet named. The
committee will also report in favor of the
admission of two delegates from the Dis
trict of Columbia and two delegates from
each of the territories te have the right te
participate in debate and every right and
privilege enjoyed by the delegates of the
states excepting only the right te vote.
The Theft of the Presidency.
Extract Frem Judge Headley's Speech te the
Four years age the Democratic party
in convention assembled at St. Leuis an
nounced te the country its platform and
named as its candidates two of the fore
most statesmen of the nation, both then
and new worthy of the most enthusiastic
political devotion and the most ardent
private friendship, and Samuel J. Tilden
cheers and Themas A. Hendricks were
elected president and vice president of the
United States elected as fairly as Geerge
Washington or Jas. Menree. That they were
net inaugurated, that the chief magistrate
of this nation has for mere than three
years been one whom the people and elec
tors rejected, that in the executive depart
ment government by the people has ceased
since March 4, 1877. A living monument
seen of all men and te be remembered in
all generations of the fraud of the Repub
lican party, of its infidelity te Republican
principles, of its willingness te sacrifice the
right of popular election the vital
principle of the republic rather
than relax its hela upon power.
Of the loyalty of the Deme
cratic party, even te the forms of its con
fidence that the will of the people must
finally prevail, abiding in which it patient
ly waits for the full fruition of its hopes
until March 4, 1881, but no longer, no
longer, unless defeated at the polls. If
beaten fairly we shall patiently submit. I
repeat we shall submit and again wait.
But if again successfnl, necunniug nor de
vice of dishonest arbitration shall deprive
us of our rights. The Democratic party
will never again appear before a tribunal
deaf te the appeal of testimony, but net
blind te the beckoning finger of favor.
We have been spared one great danger.
Since the 8th of June, 1880, it has been cer
tain that the usurper will net be imme
diately followed by the monarch. But the
third term is postponed, net averted, and
the real danger is net in the third term se
much in the Republican party, which
makes the third term possible. Bonaparte
did net crown himself emperor until Bena-
partists had corrupted France. When
mere than three-fifths of any political
party invoked a "savieur of neciety," that
party is already se poisoned with impe
rialism that it has become a menace te the
republic far mere formidable than auy
mischief it professes te fear any clanger it
was organized te repel.
The remedy, gentlemen, for this and all
ether ills of state is in eternal vigilance.
This is at once the price and the protector
of liberty. This vigilance, already quick
ened among the pseplc from whom you
come, continued here and hereafter is sure
te bring victory te the Demecraticprinciples
and the Democratic candidates. A victory
se full of hope for the republic that even
the melancholy days of November shall
be radient with joy, and en the wings of
the strong winds of March shall be wafted
blessings. Continued applause.
Til ESTATE DELEGATIONS.
New Yerk ler Payne Ohie ler Thurman.
The New Yerk delegation held a meet
ing this afternoon and took a ballet which
resulted as fellows : Payne. 28 ; Tilden, 1;
English, 10 ; Bayard, 18 ; Hancock, 1 ;
Randall, 15. The delegation according te
instructions directed the chairman te cast
the 70 votes of New Yerk in the conven
tion for Payne, he having a majority of
the total vote and te de se until further
instructed by the delegation.
A meeting called by Thurman' s friends
from various parts of Ohie was held at
Mclodcen hall last night. The Thurman
club of Columbus took the initiative in
the call and were supported byThurman's
admirers from all quarters. An immense
crowd attended the meeting. The Ohie
delegates had been invited te be present,
but only Gen. Stccdman came.
After speeches fiercely denouncing the
apathy of the Ohie delegates toward
Thurman by Judge Olwcs, Judge Hunter,
Gen. Winner and ethers calls were made
for the delegates te explain. Gen. Steed
man appeared and excused himself en the
ground of disability. Great enthusiasm
prevailed. The meeting passed the follow
ing resolution :
llcxelccd, That the candidacy of any citi
zen of Ohie, ether than Allen G. Thurman
for nomination for the presidency in ad
vance of the presentation of his name, is
repudiated by the Democracy of this meet
ing and denounced as being untrue te the
expressed will of the Democracy in their
state convention assembled.
McClurc's Midnight Despatch.
Balloting can be reached te-morrow,
(Wednesday), if desired, hut there was an
evident disinclination te advance the pro
ceedings te-day, because no particular in
terest was ready, and it may be se te-morrow.
There have been many consultations
te-night, but no tendency toward concen
tration in any direction, and te-morrow
will dawn upon the same Democratic chaos
that has prevailed here for three days.
New Yerk has formally decided te vote for
Payne, but by se meagre a majority that
there is little enceuragemcut for ethers
te fellow. It is understood that
when the 70 votes shall be cast for Payne
in convention it will be stated that mere
than a third of the delegation oppose his
nomination because they believe that he
cannot carry their state. Ohie is new
practically out of Thurman's hands, but
the minority opposed te Payne is violent
and will kick in convention. Payne is
likely te exhibit the actual power Tilden
possesses here, and it flavors se strongly
with the Grant coercion at Chicago that it
will pretty certainly defeat itself. After
Payne shall have been tried without suc
cess, as new seems certain, the Tilden men
will be at sea, and every countermarch
they make must diminish their num
bers. They could nearly or entirely unite
New Yerk en Bayard or Randall, and
cither could thus be nominated, but they
are averse te Bayard and have chilled en
Randall, and they will net fall te cither,
unless te prevent a Seymour cyclone that
may threaten them at anytime if they con
tinue te wrangle. Beyond this action by
New Yerk none of the states have taken any
steps te-night of importance. There is a
growing tendency te regard McDonald as
the coming man. It seems te be conceded
that if an Eastern man shall be given the
first place McDonald will he forced te accept
the second, and the feeling is very general
among the friends of all the ether candi
dates that they have a safe retreat te the
Indiana senator. It is net the positive
feeling for McDonald that makes him
loom up se strongly, but it is the absence
and the apparent improbability of unity
en anybody clse. Indiana must be
carried in October. All agree that 31c 31c
Dellald would carry it, and as Hendricks
cannot be taken there is a very natural
drift te McDonald. Randall will net go
into the convention. He will net be voted
for, cither in the Pennsylvania delegation
or in the convention, until New Yerk shall
have had an opportunity te come te him
after Payne shall drop. If New Yerk then
fails him he will take a hand te unite his
state in favor of a new man. De net he
suprised, if New Yerk rejects Randall, te
see Randall and Wallace both threw up
their hats for McDonald. A. K. M.
The Kelly Episode.
The first sensation of the day was hu
miliating te New Yerk. The Tammany
boss had taken his seat early in the pro
ceedings in the Arkansas delegation and
kept very quiet until, during the roll call
of states, the name of New Yerk was
reached. Instantly the burly form, irriz-
zly face and close-cropped crown of Jehn
Kelly pepped up.
"Mr. chaiman" he said. Four police
man, apparently instructed, were at his
side in a moment, and one steed between
the seats and the aisles. A storm of
hisses, cat calls, applause, cheers and de
rision filled the hall and stimulated Hoad Head
ley's mallet, which is five times the size
of the gavel de Hear, into tremendous
execution. The noise was terrific, and
.confusion dominated the place. Without
a smile or a movement of muscle the
Tammany chief steed and faced it out.
Cries of " Put him out !" "Put the bogus
Democrat out !" "Give him a show !" and
"Shame !" " Shame !" rose upon the air.
But he still faced it. A member of a
delegation near him fairly foamed with
denunciation. He called the boss every
name he could think of, demanded that he
should be ejected bodily, and shook his
fist at him in a most menacing manner.
The general uproar ceased and the pres
ident said :
"The chair cannot recognize the gentle
man at this time. He's out of order. The
roll call will proceed."
Cries of ' sit down you scoundrel !"
"Get out!" "Put him out!" and "what
are you here for?" saluted the "Bess" ears,
until, amid a yell of triumphant exulata exulata
tien, he stolidly resumed his seat.
Dougherty te Nominate Hancock.
An arrangement was consummated last
night that will give Daniel Dougherty the
opportunity for which he has been sighing
a chance te present in the convention the
name of his friend, General Hancock. II.
Milten Speer, delegate-at-large, gives his
proxy te 3Ir. Dougherty for that purpose,
with the hearty consent of Harman Yerkes
of Bucks, who had been selected te
nominate General Hancock. Mr, Speer
said te-night: "I want you te be
sure te say that I de this only en
account of my great friendship for Han
cock and because I want his name pre
sented te the convention in tfie best possi
ble manner. Mr. Dougherty has his
speech all prepared and it is a geed one.
I give way te him only for fifteen minutes
long enough for him te make his speech
and no longer. I de net give up my place
te him te vote at all." McGowan, Barger, ,
Singerly and Floed, who have been talk-
ing Bayard all along, have gene ever te
the Hancock camp. This will give the
general about twenty-four votes from
Pennsylvania, with possibly a few addi
tions as the fieht progresses if Hancock
develops and staying power.
The Alphabet Through Which the Unterrl-
tied May Oe In the Selection of a
One of the cleverest things of the pres
ent, canvass for the Democratic nemina-
atien for the presidency is the directory of
candidates compiled by the New Yerk
IJercild. The long roll extends from A te
Z, every letter being represented in the
name of one or mere persons who have
been mentioned with varying degrees of
prominence in connection with the Demo
cratic candidacy. Te each name is ap
pended a brief and succinct biographical
sketch. We reproduce the entire list of
names in alphabetical order.
A Charles Francis Adams, of Massachus
etts ; born August 7, 1807.
B Themas Francis Bayard, of Delaware ;
bem Sept. 17, 1818.
C Peter Cooper, of New Yerk ; born Feb.
Samuel Sullivan Cox, of New Yerk ;
born Sept. 30, 1824.
I) David Davis, of Illinois ; born March
E James E. English, of Connecticut ;
born March, 1812.
William II. English, of Indiana ; born
August 27, 1822.
F Stephen Jehnsen Field, of California ;
horn November, 4, 1810.
( William Gasten, of Massachusetts;
born Oct 3, 1820.
Nervin Green, of New Yerk ; born in
William S. Groesbeck. of Ohie ; born
H Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, of Penn
sylvania ; born Feb. 14, 1824.
Themas Andress Hendricks, of Indi
ana ; born Sept. 7, 1819.
Abram Stevens Hewitt, of New Yerk ;
horn July 31, 1822.
I Charles Rebeits Ingersoll, of Connecti
cut ; horn Sept. 10, 1821.
J Hugh J. Jcwett, of Ohie.
K Francis Kcrnan, et New Yerk ; born
Jauuary 14, 1810.
David McKendree Key, of Tennessee ;
born January 27, 1824.
L Lucius Quintus Curtus Lamar, of Mis
sissippi ; born Sept.17, 1825.
31 Geerge Brinten McClellau, of New
Jersey ; born December 3, 1820.
Jeseph E. McDonald, of Indiana ; born
August 29, 1819.
William R. Morrison, of Illinois ; born
Sept. 14, 1823.
X James W. Newsmith, of Oregon ; born
July 23. 1820.
O Charles O' Coner, of New Yerk ; born
P Jehn McCauIcv Palmer, of Illinois;
born Sept. 13,1817.
Joel Parker, of New Jersey ; born
Nev. 27, 1810.
Henry B. Payne, of Ohie : born Nev.
Geerge 11. Pendleton, of Ohie ; born
July 25, 1825.
Clarksen Nett Petter, of New Yerk,
born in 1825.
Calvin E. Pratt, of New Yerk ; born in
O Jesiah Quincy, of Massachusetts,
born January 17. 1802.
It Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania :
born October 10, 1828.
Theodere F. Randelph, of New
Jersey ; born June 24." 1820.
S Horatio Seymour, of New Yerk ; born
Allen G. Thurman,
of Ohie; born
Nev. 13, 1813.
Samuel Jenes Tilden", of New Yerk :
born in 1814.
Jehn Trunkey, of Pennsylvania ; born
Emery Upton, of New Yerk ; born
August 27. 1838.
V Daniel Webster Yerhees, of Indiana ;
born Sept. 20, 182S.
W William A. Wallace, of Pennsylvania;
born Nev. 28, 1827.
X X-1'rcsident Ulysses S. Giant, of Illi-
Ttiiic lknt-li Anvil 97 1879
Y Pierce 31. B. Yeung,
W.U, .. -..'.. ., -V
of Georgia : born
Z Jacob Zciglcr, of Pennsylvania ; born
in September, 1813.
MOKE CONVENTION NOTABLES.
Pcppery Portraits of Seme of the Democratic
Congressman Springer, of Illinois, skips
around the lobbies of the Grand hotel with
remarkably alacrity. Springer is tall, built
after the manner of a ram-red. He is an
enthusiastic Democrat, with convictions
that a streak of lightning cannot appal.
He is boyish in manner, outspoken and
Senater Jeues, of Flerida, leeks just
what he is, a whole-seuled lawyer farmer.
He can as readily steer a plow as make a
brief. He is tall, has geed stomach capa
city, and an honest, refreshing manner for
an " dlligatc r " politician.
Finlcy, who claims te be a factotum of
Tilden, is here. Finlcy knows it all. He
gets up at live o'clock every morning and
makes a speech te the lamp-pests. This,
te be mysterious, and se that no one can
hear what he may say. He is confidential
for such a large man.
Congressman Ben Hill, of Ohie, reams
around with a blue suit of some kind of
linen stuff en, which makes him leek like
a canal beat captain. He is a pugnacious
animal, and sleeps with Jehn S. Thomp
son, se that nobody will hurt him.
Senater Stevenson, of Kentucky, leeks
altogether tee geed te mix up in the dirty
peel of politics. He has a bread, honest,
fatherly face. He will say " Bless you,
my children," when he presides ever the
convention, and the delegates ought te feel
proud te have such a father.
Secretary Burch, of. the United States
Senate, is one of the handsomest products
of Tennessee. lie stands six feet in his
stockings, and has a shapely, well meulded
form. Nothing worries him. Amid all the
turmoil and excitement he is as placid as a
clam at high tide.
Cel. Jee Pulitzer, of St. Leuis, is often
mistaken for a Bavarian nobleman travel
ing inceij. This is net the case, however.
Jee, like Carl Schurz, is the here of a met
aphysical rebellion, and came te this coun
try, where there is mere liberty te breathe
the air of freedom and get fat. He does
every thing hut get fat.
Congressman 3IcLane, of 3Iaryland,
wiry, nervous and dyspeptic, gets reuud a
geed deal in a hack, having but little pedal
power. He is mere jelly than lie leeks,
and has a pair of these laughing eyes
pleasant te gaze into.
Senater Vest, of Missouri, could net be
well asked te pull down his vest, for he
don't wear one this weather. He is quite
boyish iu appearance, but is leather-lunged,
and can make a speech calculated te
wake snakes. He is combative, and a lit
tle inclined te d d newspaper men.
r reel u. Frince, secretary et the national
committee, wears a hat which comes down
from the days of Geerge III. It is antique,
full of cobwebs, and ought te be "shot."
Hen. Jehn H. Oberlcy, Democratic nom
inee for secretary of state in Illinois, and
the slickest politician in his state, displays
before his shining cranium a neat outfit of
pepper-and-mustard garments. He seems
friendly te Morrison.
Jehn Wilsen, of Seuth street, Philadel
phia, was engaged en the Erie railroad
grain elevator, at Jersey City, yesterday
morning, when he fell from the top of the
building te the ground, a distance of sev
enty feet, and was instantly killed.
IiATMST N2W8 BY MAIL.
New Yerk's population will be 1,250,000
and Brooklyn's 554,690.
Bradlaugh has been unseated in the
British Parliament by a vote of 275 te 230
a Tery triumph.
The Vermont Republican state conven
tion meets te-day. The probabilities are
that Reswell Faruham will be nominated
The Greenback congressional convention
of the Fifth district of 3Iaine has renemi
nated Hen. Thompson H. 3Iurch by accla
mation. Secretary Ramsey has been notified that
the 3Iexican authorities decline te allow
Gen. Hatch te fellow Victeria's Apaches
3Iasen & Hadley's wire works at As
bury Park. New Jersey, have suspended,
throwing 75 hands out of employment. Ne
explanations were given.
William Daub, of Pittsburgh, was
killed en the Pennsylvania railroad en
Monday night by a coal train. He had
crawled under the cars te keep out of the
The British schooner Chieftain, Weed,
from Jamaica for New Yerk, with a cargo
of cuane stepped at Key West yesterday
morning te land the captain and crew of
the bark L. T. Stecker, which was lest en
The residence, two barns, a large stock
of grain and the farming implements of
William Meigs, near White Isndge, iN. J.,
were struck by lightning 3Ienday night
and destroyed. The less exceeds $11,000.
During the thunderstorm which ranged
ever New Jersey en 3Ienday evening, the
violent wind overthrew the fences and up
rooted trees. At Hammend's 31ills the
mill was struck by lightning, fired, and
completely destroyed, with its contents.
Enquircss, Luke Blackburn, Spinaway,
Edwin A. and Derby took the prizes in
Ceney Island races yesterday. Black
burn's time in the great Ceney Island
handicap, a mile and three-quarters, was
2:24 J, the best en record.
Events Acress the Cennty Line.
It is reported that the mail train south,
en the North Central railroad, en 31011
day evening, fired several wheat fields
along the line of the read near Emigs
ville, destroying about two acres for 3Ir.
C. A. 3Ieyers. Tlie fields of Jehn and
W. II. Emig also suffered te some ex
tent. Gee. T. Gamble, from Brick 3Iccting
Heuse, 3Id., who has been in Colerado ful
some time and was a few weeks age
reported killed by the Indians, is alive and
well. He is engaged in railroad building
at Capen City.
Dr. James A. Peeples, of Little Britain,
reports heavy fleeces from his Cotswold
and Leicestershire sheep. The heaviest of
five large fleeces was fourteen pounds.
Anether weighed twelve pounds.
On Thursday afternoon Deputy Attorney
General Lyman D. Gilbert will sail in the
steamer Baltic from New Yerk for a two
months' trip te Europe. He will have for
his compayneu du teyaye 31. E. Olmstead,
esq., of the Dauphin county bar.
Themas King, aged 22 years, was arrest
ed in Reading, yesterday by Detective
Dcnhard, en the charge of having com
mitted a number of forgeries en severa
firms at Harrisburg several months age?
the principal sufferer being C. A. Beas,
jeweler, who King had mulcted te the tune
of about two thousand dollars.
Jesse C. Dickey, census t:sk -r for New
Londen township, Chester County, re
turns 911 inhabitants, which is the same
number given by the census of 1870. This
in the face of the fact that one minister
of the township performed his 700th
marriage ceremony a few weeks age !
Better figures than these were hoped for
from New Londen, surely.
Erection of a Flag Stan".
Yesterday S. H. Price, esq., Ames Lee
and Antheny Lechler, a committee of the
Sicily Island fishing club, visited the island
for the purpose of erecting a flag staff and
flinging te the breeze the club flag. The
flag staff, which is 03 feet in length, was
securely spliced te the trunk of a chestnut
40 feet in height, that stands immediately
in front of the promenade platform, mak
ing the total height 108 feet. The work
of erecting the pole and making the splice
at se great a height was no easy matter,
but it was successfully accomplished by
the workmen employed te de it, and they
were ably and cheerfully assisted by al
most every man and boy living in the
The flag that floats from the top of the
pole is a beautiful one, 21 feet long and 10
feet wide, made by Horstman of Philadel
phia, te the order of Benjamin Reynolds
of this city, by whom it was presented te
the club. The field is of white bunting,
with a bread blue border. In the centre
of the field arc the words in large red let
ters "Sicily Island Fisiiinc; Clui;. "
When it was flung te the breeze it was
greeted with loud huzzas by the assembled
multitude, and salutes of guns, pistols,
&c., were lircd in honor of the event. Ne
pains or expense is being spared by the di
rectors te make Sicily island the most at
tractive pleasure station en the Susque
hanna river. We understand it is the in
tention of the club, when the island is net
occupied by its own members, te lease it te
select picnic parties.
A regular meeting of the 3Iicroscepical
society was held last evening at the rooms
of the Scientific club, Ne. (Jl North Queen
3Iany objects of interest were shown by
the seventeen instruments, but the chief
attractions seemed te be Dr. Rile's frog
plate, showing circulation of bleed in web
of feet, and 3Ir. Walinsley's exhibit of
most exquisite polarizing slides foramini-fera-diatems,
&c, This latter gentleman
represents R. fc J. Beck, of Londen, and
has done mere te make popular the mi.
croscepe than any man in this country.
He has with him a "Small Best," of the
Beck make, and a full line of accessories
and slides. After the crowd had dis
persed in a measure. 3Ir. Walmslcy gave
te a few of the members of the society full
instructions as te the different methods of
illumination, proving himself an expert in
the use of the miscoscepc in every partic
This society is in a flourishing condition,
adding weekly te its numbers. Although
it has only been organized two and a
half months, they have seventeen first
class instruments and are doing a geed
Will Net Enter.
Frank Scheid, the pedestrian, says he
has net been consulted in regard te the pc
destrian match. His name was used with
out his consent, as he does net intend en
tering the match.
NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
Special Meeting or the Scheel Beard Re Re
eort of Building Committee
S30.0OO Appropriated for
A special meeting of the school beard
was held last evening. The following
members were present :
3Iessrs. D. G. Baker, Brosius, Cochran,
Eberly, Eberman, Evans Harris, J. I.
Hartman, Jacksen, Johnsten, Levergood,
jiarsnaii, Jicuemsey, jicuonemy, ituim
ensuyder, Richards, Samson, Schmid,
Schwcbel, Slaymaker, Smeych, Spurrier,
Wilsen, Yeisley, Christian Zecher, Gee.
W. Zecher and Warfel, president.
Before proceeding with the business for
which the meeting was called, the presi
dent stated that the annual reunion of di
rectors and teachers would be held in the
old high school building (31iss Huber's
secondary school room) te which all direc
tors and teachers were cordially invited.
The president requested the reporters
present te announce the reunion through
the newspapers and request directors and
teachers te attend.
The object of the meeting was then
stated by the president te be-the reception
of the report of the building committee,
concerning the erection of a new school
building en the let of ground belonging te
the beard, at the corner of Lime and Lem Lem
3Ir Cochran from the building commit
tee presented the following report which
Te the President and Members of the I.ttnaitsttr
city school beurd:
Gentlemen : The undersigned mem
bers of the building committee beg leave
te report that pursuant te a resolution
passed at a late meeting of the beard, they
advertised for proposals for the erection of
the new school building en the corner of
Lime and Lemen streets, this city, which
were received up te 12 o'clock, m., 10th
inst., and at 2 o'clock, p. m. of the same
day, the several bids were epcued. The
following are the bids :
Willliam Wehlsen $28,475
Philip Dinkleberg 27,000
Daniel 3IcLaughlin 20,300
William Hensel. sr. 29,854
Jehn Adam Burger 28,339
Clement S. Erisman 28,874
Inasmuch as the amount of the respec
tive bids exceeds the estimates of the sev
eral members of your committee, as te the
probable cost of said building, they de nut
feci justified in awarding the contract
therefer without further instructions of
the beard, and therefore respectfully sub
mit the matter te it for its consideration
II. E. Slaymaker.
Thes. B. Cochran.
J. I. Hartman.
Rebert A. Evans.
3Ir. Slaymaker, chairman of the build
ing committee, said the bids for the elec
tion of the proposed school building w ere
much higher than the estimates of the
committee. He believed, however, that
the cost of the building could be cut down
a great deal by reducing it somewhat iu
size and eliminating seme of its mere ex
pensive features. While the committee
were net prepared te recommend the heard
te accept auy of the bids for the erection
of the proposed building, he was dhveted
by the committee te offer the following
Ileselced, That the sum of $30,000 or .se
mucu tuereei as may be necessary be ap
propriated by the beard for the erection
and equipment complete of two new school
buildings as follews: Twe-thirds of said
sum te be expended en an eigh-troem build
ing te be erected en the corner of Lime and
Lemen streets and one-third of said stun
te be expended un a four-room building
te be erected in the north-west division,
the site for the latter building te be se
lected by a special cemmitce of three te be
appointed by the chair.
Jieselced, That a committee of seven he
appointed by the chair te carry out the ob
ject and end cemtcmplatcd by the fore
Dr. Levergood moved that the report of
the committee be received and the resolu
3Ir. Eberly inquired whether the pro
posed appropriation of $10,000 for a school
building in the northwest division would
be sufficient te pay for the purchase of
ground as well as the erection of the build-
Mr. Jehn I. Hartman replied that the
sum proposed would net only be sufficient
te purchase the ground and erect Un
building, but also te equip it.
3Ir. Brosius regarded the preposition of
the building committee as an entire aban
donment of the well-perfected plan adept
ed by the beard some months age, for the
erection hi each school division of the city,
large and convenient twelve-room build
ings. The preposition te reduce the pro
posed twelve-room building at Lime and
Lemen streets te an eight-room building
was a departure from the original plan,
and new the preposition te erect a four
room building in the northwest division
was an absolute abandonment of it. He
favored the building of the Lemen street
school house in accordance with the plan
previously adopted by the beard. The
cost of it, he thought, might be very con
siderably reduced by emitting some of the
mere costly features of it. He was entire
ly opposed te the erection of four-room
3Ir. 3IcCemsey spoke at some length in
support of the resolution offered by the
building committee. He believed that
the proposed new buildings could he
erected and equipped for even a less sum
of money than that asked for by the com
mittee, and argued that the proposed four
room building in the Northwest division
was net a departure from, but a part of
the original plan for the reorganization of
the schools. The only deviation from the
original plan was the reducing of the pro
posed four central buildings from twelve
room te eight-room structures.
After some further debate the resolu
tions offered by 3Ir. Slaymaker were
President Warfel announced that he
would name the committee in time re
publication in the daily papers.
On motion the beard adjourned.
President Warfel has appointed the
following named gentlemen the committee
created by 3Ir. Slaymaker's resolution :
Building Committee II. E. Slaymaker,
Wm. McCemsey, Thes. B. Cochran. Chris
tian Zecher, Rebert A. Evans, Jehn I.
Hartman and Luther Richards.
Committee te select site for new build
ing in northwest division Jehn I. Hart
man, Christian Zecher and E. G. Snyder.
Correcting the List.
Wm. McCemsey, one of the census enu
merators of the First ward, is sitting in
the prothenotary's office te-day and to
morrow, from 9 a. ra. te 6 p. m., for the
purpose of correcting his enumeration,
and will be obliged te any who may have
been emitted if they will make the fact
known te him.