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LANCASTEk DAILY INTELLIGENCE!: FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1380.
FBIDAT EVENING. JUNE 35, 1880.
FOB PRESIDENT :
GEN. WINFIEED S. HANCOCK,
FOB VICE PBESIDEDT :
HON. WILLIAM H. ENGLISH,
Tlie great principles of American lib
ertj are. still the lawfel inheritance of
this people, ana ever should be. The
right of trial by jury, the habeas corpus,
the liberty of the press, the freedom of
speech, the natural rights of persons and
the rights ef property must be preserved.
WIXF1ELD S. HANCOCK,
Maj. tien.Cemd'gDept. La. and Texas.
The nomination of Gen Hancock
falls like a beniseu upon a waiting
country. It is the harbinger of peace, of
the cessation of sectional strife, and a
guarantee that the country will ere long
be restored te the constitutional form of
government devised by the fathers of the
republic. The great heart of the people
is touched, and the responsive chord that
answers back the strain that the Buckeye
breezes have wafted ever; the land tells
plainly enough that it is the popular will
that lias found expression in the nomina
tion of Pennsylvania's superb soldier ;
that plots and counter-plots and intrigues
have had no part in bringing about this
result, but that an irresistible impulse
having its well-spring in a great popular
demand has carried the convention te a
consummation that must meet with un
forced applause that shall swell from the
sterile soil of Plymouth Reck te the far
off golden sands of the Pacific.
Gen. Hancock is a great soldier. His
deeds en the field of battle gain brighter
lustre with the flight of the years that
have passed since lie saluted the consti
tution and returned his sword te its
scabbard. "With his glorious record as a
military chieftain he yet steed before
the convention as the exemplar of the
supremacy of the civil law. A Democrat
te the core he is firmly grounded in the
faith of our grand and historic party.
His bandit was that penned these im
mortal words when at his control lay
despotic power : " The true and proper
use of the military power, besides de
fending the national honor against for
eign nations, is te upheld the laws and
civil government, and te secure te every
person residing among us the enjoyment
of life, liberty and property." His voice
proclaimed the majestic doctrine that
"power may destroy the forms, but net
the principles el justice. These will live
With Gen. Hancock at the head of the
column, the Democratic party assumes
the offensive ; it has nothing te excuse,
no doubtful records te attempt te con
ceal. It will go into the battle, conquer
ing and te conquer. Our candidate's
reputation is spotless as his sword, his
capabilities as a civil ruler have borne
the test of actual experience under the
most trying circumstances and insidious
temptations, and his name will afford the
Democracy the opportunity te force the
lighting, as Hancock did at Gettysburg,
at Antietam, at Chancellerville, and in
The sectional issue is perferceeliminated
from the campaign, and the voice of the
radical demagogue is silenced for geed ;
his occupation is gene. The country is af
forded the opportunity te cheese fairly
and fully between the doctrines held and
practised by the Republican party, which
comprise the theory of centralization, of
the concentration of power in the hands
of the federal government, which are se
signally represented by the Republican
nominee, and the true idea of popular
self-government which is the guiding
spirit or the Democratic party, namely,
a strict limitation of the federal power
within the bounds prescribed by the con
stitution of the fathers. Hancock's civil
record makes him one of the most dis
tinguished representatives of this Demo
cratic policy. His constant deference te
civil law and te civil eflicers during his
military command in Louisiana and
Texas after the war shows that he is
much mere than a mere soldier ; that he
has clear and well-defined views en the
most important points of national policy,
views which are honorable te him and
which give him a deserved and high rank
That a very large proportion of the
people are in accord with the principles
of which Gen. Hancock stands as the
exponent, there is no geed reason te
question ; and it is the conviction that
such is the fact that makes us firm in the
faith that at Cincinnati yesterday were
named the next president and vice pres
ident of the United States.'
In our candidate for vice president we
have been fortunate in securing a legis
lator of experience and a statesman of
pre-eminent abilities. William II. Eng
lish wasa leader in Congress before he
was forty years of age, and his powers
have ripened with the lapse of time. An
old time " Douglas Democrat," a gentle
man of culture, of personal popularity,
of strict integrity and political sagacity,
he adds strength te a ticket that is cer
tain te poll the full Democratic vote and
make such inroads upon the Republican
strength that puts victory in Xevember
next beyond the pale of doubt.
Speaker Randall has premised that
Pennsylvania shall lead the Democratic
column. Democrats,te your pests ! This
premise must be redeemed.
The immense demonstration in honor
of the Cincinnati nominees held in this
city last night, struck terror te the
hearts of the De Golyer people. That
vast assemblage gathered together en a
few "hours notice contrasted se vividly
with the pitiful attempt te ratify Gar
field's nomination that it would be cruel
te carry the comparison te any length.
Besides, what's the use of trying te im
press a fact that is self-evident. Han
cock's nomination is the expression of
the voice of the people ; Garfield's was
the outcome of the battle of the bosses.
The cabinet-makers are bard at it al
ready. Here is the first that has come
te our notice :
Secretary of State Thes. F. Bayard,
Secretary of the Treasury Samuel J.
Tilden, of New Yerk.
Attorney General Allen G. Thurman,
Secretary of the Interior Themas A.
Hendricks, of Indiana.
Postmaster General W. R. Morrison,
Secretary of the Navy J. E. English,
General Sherman, when asked by
a reporter what he thought of Gen.
eral Hancock's nomination, replied that
he did net have anything te de with pel
itics; " but if yeuwiil sit down," he add
ed, " and write the best thing that can
be be put in language about General Han
cock as an officer and a gentleman, I
will sign it without hesitation."
Under the apportionment of the new
census Democrats in Washington predict
that they will gain several congrcssiona cengrcssiona congrcssiena
representatives in Texas and Missouri,
two in Arkansas, two or three in South
ern Illinois and one in Flerida.
It is reported that Garfield's counte
nance was a physiognemical study en
his reception of the news from Cincinnati.
Senater Bayard thinks Hancock's
nomination insures Democratic victory
and will labor en the stump in behalf of
his successful rival.
Thuumax, Bayard and Tihlen have
sent congratulatory dispatches te Gen.
Hancock. The lines are closed up.
THE STAMPEDE TO HANCOCK.
Hew the Convention Heliaved When
Tide Set in.
When elected he will take his seat.
The Philadelphia Inquirer makes Gen.
Hancock leek like Dr. Davis, of this city
General Hancock is a twin. His twin
brother, Hilary Hancock, is a lawyer at
Ex-Senater James A. Bayard, Senater
Bayard's lately deceased father, advocated
Hancock's nomination in 1808.
The degree of D. D. was conferred en
Rev. James Y. Mitch km., pastor of the
Presbyterian church this city, by Union
college, Schenectady, X. Y., en Wednes
Hancock, McClem.ax and Grant-
were members of the same class at West 3
Point, and graduated together in 184-1,
The class will go down te history as the i
presidential class. j
Geerge Mriiuiam. a ni-emincnt citizen
of Springfield , Mass., and a member off ported by Mr. Watterson, from the com
At 12:15 p. m. the following was an
nounced as the result of the second ballet,
after changes and corrections :
All the hats and banners went up when
this result was given, and the scene was
like that when Garfield was nominated at
Randall came in and pressed up te the
platform, via the reporters' tables, being
escorted by Cel. Barr, of Pittsburg.
Mr. Mack, of Indiana, moved that the
nomination of Hancock be made unani
mous. Mr. Randall took the platform te sec
ond it. He was greeted with uproar
ious cheers, and, taking Chairman Ste
venson's place made the glowing speech in
support of the nomination briefly reported
in our telegraphic advices yesterday, and
at the conclusion of which the scene turned
into an impressive and gigantic love feast,
and there was no end te the cheers. Wallace
followed Randall, shaking hands with the
latter as he passed, and took his place.
The Senater said, " New that we have a
grand nominee, let our policy be aggres
sion, aggression, aggression and victory."
Headly, Voorhees and Hampton fol
lowed and then Faulkner, of New Yerk,
Mr. Tilden's great friend, stirred up the
convention by pledging the electoral vote
of his state, when voices from galleries
shouted " What does Kelly say about it?"
Just then Augustus Schcll and Jehn
Kelly come forward. There were loud calls
for Kelly te take the platform. He took
the platform amid cheering and an Irish
air by the band.
Chairman Stevenson grasped him by the
hand aud as he moved up the platform he
introduced him, by saying te the conven
tion : "Yeu have saved the gallant De
mocracy of New Yerk by your action to
day. Kelly then said : "Gentlemen of the
convention ; your chairman has told you
that, by your action te-day in nominating
Hancock, you have united the Democracy
of New Yerk. He has told you truly.
(Thunders of applause. ) We have had our
political differences in New Yerk, but
when we have time te reflect, then we sec
our error, and are ready te ask each ether's
forgiveness. I think my friend agrees
with me that the great state of New Yerk
cannot be carried unless there be a united
Democracy in that state. New that we
are united I think I can say te this conven
tion that there can be no doubt new of
what the result will be in the state of New
Yerk in November next." (Applause.)
Fellowes, the Tilden man who gave
Kelly se many haul knocks yesterday, was
called for, but before speaking he wrung
Kelly's hand with the utmost fervor. He
continued the love feast as well as- Kelly
Hugged by the Tammany Tiger.
When Fellowes closed Kelly threw him-
i self upon his breast, the convention get
upon its feet and- vociferated, while the
organ and band broke out, as if moved by
the same spirit, with " Auld Lang Syne."
The galleries, reporters, ladies and every
body joined in siuging the chorus.
At 1:15 the noise was reduced te a com
paratively decent minimum, aud the
woman suffragists presented their memo
rial which was patiently listened te.
Watterson then get en the platform aud
read the resolutions, which were as fol fel
me lollewuiir is the platlerm, as re
eign commerce, and therein carefully
Twelfth. Public meneyand public credit
for public purposes solely, and public land
for actual settlers.
Thirteenth. The Democratic party is the
friend of labor and the laboring man, and
pledges itself te protect him alike against
the cormorants and the commune.
Fourteenth. We congratulate the coun
try upon the honesty and thrift of a Demo
cratic congress, which has reduced the
public expenditure 40,000,000; a year upon
the continuation of prosperity at home and
the national honor abroad, and, above all,
upon the premise of such a change in the
administration of the government as shall
insure us genuine and lasting reform in
every department of the public service.
The platform was adopted unanimously.
At 1:35 Editor Jee Pulitzer, of St. Leuis,
moved te complete the ticket by nominat
ing the vice president.
This was agreed te, and William II.
English, of Indiana, was nominated by an
The Alabamian made the point that te
add strength te Hancock, Indiana's vote
must be placed beyond a doubt in the Oc
tober issue. At this the Hoesicr's jelled
Irish, of Iowa, nominated ex-Governer
Bishop, of Ohie, but was pretty generally
hissed for doing se. The nomination met
open disapproval from the Ohioans in the
gallery, who de net want even one of her
sons te step in uew and mar the love feast.
" Ne ! no !" was the cry, and Bishop's
name was withdrawn. The nomination of
English was then made unanimous.
A motion that a committee of one from
each state be appointed te notify the can
didates of their nomination and request
their acceptance, was carried.
A despatch, received from Senater
Thurman, says : "Hancock will make a
splendid candidate andean be elected."
This was received with wild applause.
Tilden also sent a congratulatory de
spatch, but it was net se warmly greeted,
after the nomination of Hancock, as it
would have been while there was still a
chance for the claimant, and the cheering
was very faint.
Hendricks telegraph : " Hancock is ac
ceptable te Indiana, and its delegation
should take position in the advance."
The joy among the delegates at the is
sue is very great, and from no tongue
can one hear anything but unqualified con
fidence in the running strength of Hancock
and English ; and the Pennsylvanians, one
aud all, arc unanimous in the opinion that
that state is going te justify Speaker Ran
dall's predictions as te the result in November.
the firm of E. & G. Merriam, who have $
had charge for many years of the publica
tien of Webster's dictionary, died at Spring- i
field en Wednesday, at the age of seventy
Lord HorcTex ravc te his son's bride
the ether day divers beautiful dowers of
diamonds, which she were at her marriage.
The old point lace which covered her satin
dress was once the property of the bride
grooms great graudmether. The Arch
bishop of Yerk performed the ceremony.
The income of the Duke of Westminster
is said te be nearly $15,000 a day. Most
of his wealth is in real estate in Londen.
An ardent desire of the Duke's life is said
te have been realized in the recent winning
of the Derby by one of his horses. His
excitement en learning that he had suc
ceeded is reported te have been " some
thing painful te beheld."
The platform is a strong and concise
document. It reiterates the fundamen.
tal doctrines of the Democratic party,
holds the great fraud of 1876-7 up te pop
ular condemnation in words that burn,
and its complimentary allusions te Mr.
Tilden are marked by geed taste and
geed sense. The paper is elsewhere pub
lished in full.
Gen. Han cdCKliad no private wires
running te his house and received the
news of his nomination -with the utmost
composure. A veteran who was under
fire.inall the campaigns in Virginia,
naturally retained his self-possession
even when struck by presidential light
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Baseball yesterday : Albany, 9
The Egyptian obelisk is expected
reach New Yerk en the 15th of July.
Hen W. P. Fryc was reneminated for
Congress by the Republicans of the second
district of Maine yesterday.
The Rene Nevada Savings bank has sus
pended. The assets are said te be equal
te the liabilities.
At Eddyville, N. Y., six stores and con
tents were burned yesterday. Less, $20,
000; insurance, $10,000.
Five deaths by drowning iu the basin
and river occurred in Baltimore Wednes
day of parties who had gene in bathing.
Dr. Charles Nitzsch, the cmenent Ger
man theological writer, is dead in his
There was an anti-clerical demonstration
by workingmen iu Reme yesterday. Shouts
of " down with the priests " were raised.
Charlie Gerham wen the three-quarter
mile dash at Ceney island yesterday for
the free handicap sweepstakes in l:10i.
Many complaints arc being received at
the census office from large cities owing te
public disappointment ever the results of
James Brether was kilied by Jeseph
Turner, in a quarrel, near Carrsvillc, Isle
of White county, Va., a few days age.
The two hundreth anniversary of the
founding of the Order of Christian
Brethers was celebrated in Baltimore yes
terday. The ceremonies took place at the
The extensive flouring mill of Y. S.
White, at Belten, en the Baltimore and
Ukie railroad near Wheeling, was destroyed
by fire yesterday. Less $20,000 ; insured
The contract for the photo lithographic
work of the patent office Gazette has been
awarded te the Heliotype printing com
pany, of Bosten, at $7.15 per page for five
The schooner James Hewett, of Phila
delphia, from Gardiner, Me., for Newark.
N. J., with ice, put in at Vineyard Haven
yesterday, leaking badly. She will dis
charge and sell her cargo at Vineyard Ha
ven. The trial of Burwell Rcynolds,celored,for
the killing: of Aaren Skelton. white, resul
ted at Danville, Va., yesterday, in a verdict
of manslaughter, the jury a mixed one
fixing the penalty at five years in the peni
tentiary. A nelle pretequi was entered in
the case of Lee Reynolds, Burwell's brother.
mittee ou resolutions
The Democrats of the United States in
convention assembled, declare :
First. We pledge ourselves anew te the
constitutional dectriucs and traditions of
the Democratic party as illustrated by the
teaching aud example of a long line of
Democratic statesmen and patriots, and
embodied in the platform of the last na
tional convention of the party.
Second. Opposition te centralizatienism
and te the dangerous spirit of encroach
ment which tends te consolidate the powers
et all the departments in one, and thus te
create, whatever be the form of govern
ment, a real despotism.
Ne sumptuary laws ; scperatien of
church and state for the geed of each ;
common schools festered and protected.
Third. Heme rule ; honest money the
strict maintenance of the public faith
consisting of geld and silver and paper
state and national, convertible into coin ou
demand, aud a tariff for revenue only.
Fourth. The subordination of the mili
tary te the civil power, and a general
and thorough reform of the civil service.
Fifth. The right te a free ballet is the
right preservative of all rights, and must
and shall be maintained in every part of
the United States.
Sixth. The existing administration is
the representative of conspiracy only, and
its elaim of right te surround the ballot ballet
boxes with troops and deputy marshals te
intimidate and obstruct the elections, and
the unprecedented use of the veto power
te maintain its corrupt and despotic
power, insults the people and imperils
Seventh. The great fraud of 187C-77,
by which upon a false count of the elector
al votes of two states, the candidate de
feated at the polls was declared te be
president, and for the first time in Ameri
can history the will of the people was set
aside under a threat of military violence.
struck a deadly blew at our system of rep
resentative government. The Democratic
party te preserve the country from the
horrors of a civil war, submitted for the
time in firm and patriotic faith that the
people would punish this crime in 1880.
This issue precedes and dwarfs every
ether. It imposes a mere sacred duty
upon tne people etthe union than ever ad
dressed the ceuscience of a nation of free
men. Eighth. We execrate the course of this
administration iu making places in the
civil service a reward for the political
crime, and demand a reform by statute
which shall make it forever impossible for
the defeated caudidatc te bribe his way te
the seat of a usurper, by pensioning vil
lains upon the people.
This was re-read in response te de
mands, and was received with applause.
Ninth. The resolution of Samuel J. Til
den net again te be a candidate for the ex
alted place te which he was elected by a
majority of his countrymen, and from
which he was excluded by the leaders
of the Republican partv is received
by the Democrats of the United
States with sensibility, and they
declare their confidence in his wis
dom, patriotism and integrity un
shaken by the assaults of a common ene
my ; and they further assure him that he
is followed into the retirement he has
chosen for himself by the sympathy and
respect of his fellow citizens, who regard
him as' one who, by elevating the stand
ards of public morality and adorning and
purifying the public service, merits the
lasting gratitude of his country and his
Tenth. Free ships and a living chance
for American commerce en the. seas and
en the land. Ne discrimination in favor
of transportation lines, corporations or me
Eleventh. Amendment of the Burlin-
Hancock's Personal Characteristics.
General Hancock's personal characteris
tics might almost be drawn from the fore
going record of his life. He appears the
very beau ideal of the soldier. His eye is
clear, blue, inquiring, benignant in repose,
but inspiring in danger and in earnestness.
Te his subordinates he is kindliness itself.
He puts one at ease at once, and gives con
fidence. This was one of the great secrets
of Hancock's success en the field. Men and
officers all felt that they had come in per
sonal contact with their commander, that
they had made him think they were brave,
geed, reliable men, and when the crisis came
they would rather die than destroy that
opinion. Hancock's reproof, en the ether
hand, was net a thing te be wished for
twice. He was severe in his requirements,
and sometimes made his colonels and gener
als wish they were anywhere but under the
plain severity of his talk. Thus he was
te his subordinates. What he was te his
superiors is a matter of history. Ne mere
loyal executer of orders ever bestrode a
horse. There arc brilliant reputations
whose dead and living owners ewe them
te that loyal performance of duty. He
went forward cheerfully, without murmur
ing or questioning, in the accomplishment
of what was assigned te him, from first te
last, willing te de anything and be any
thing in the service of his country.
General Hancock had two children,
Russell Hancock and Ada Elizabeth Han
cock. The latter died in New Yerk of
typhoid fever when eighteen years of age.
She was a young lady of great premise.
Russell Hancock, the general's only son, is
a planter in Mississippi.
General Hancock is the senior major
general of the army, his commission dat
ing from July 2G, 180(5. The commission
of General Schelield dates March 4, 1800,
and that of General McDowell November
25, 1872. Of the six brigadiers, Generals
Old, Augur and Creek were made such
after Hancock became major general.
WILLIAM II. ENGLISH.
Sketch of the Democratic Candidate
Hen. William H. English, of Indianapo
lis, Indiana, who has received the unani
mous nomination of the Democratic con
vention for the Vice Presidency, was born
at Lexington, in Scott county, in the
southern part of Indiana, en August 27,
1822. He was the son of the late Majer
Elisha G. English, a native of Kentucky.
who removed te Scott county about 1818.
Mr. English's father was one of a family
of fourteen children, while his mother.
Mahala Eastin before her marriage, was
one of seventeen, and still lives at the ven
erable age of eighty-two.
Mr. English's education was such as
could be acquired at the common schools
of the neighborhood, and a course of three
years' study at the Seuth Hanover ceUcge.
He studied law and was admitted te prac
tice in the circuit court at the early age of
eighteen years. He was subsequently ad
mitted te the supreme court of his state,
and in the twenty-third year of his age, te
the highest judicial tribunal in the coun
try, the supreme court of the United
At an early age Mr. English's inclina
tions turned te a political life. Several
years before he was of age. he was chosen
a delegate from Scott county te the Demo
cratic state convention at Indianapolis,
which nominated General Tilgham A.
Heward for governor. There was no rail
road connection with the capital at that
time, and the reads were in such a deplor
able condition that it took him six days'
horseback riding te make the round trip.
He commenced making speeches in that
campaign, and continued in active politics
for many years. This was the celebrated
"leg cabin and hard cider" campaign,
which resulted in the election of General
Harrison te the presidency.
Under the Tyler administration,
Mr. English was appointed postmaster of
Lexington, his native village, then the
county seat of Scott county.
In 1843 he was chosen principle clerk of
the Heuse of Representatives of his state
ever several distinguished and worthy com cem com
petiters. It was at this session that the
Hen. Jesse D. Bright, the then lieutenant
governor and president of the Senate, by
his casting vote postponed the regular
election of a United States senator until
the next session, which resulted in his
James D. Williams, new governor of In
diana, was then, for the first time, a mem
ber of the Heuse, and he has several times
made public mention of the fact that Mr.
English then performed the same duties,
and most satisfactorily, tee, with the aid
of one assistant, that in these later years
ever a half-dozen are paid te perform.
In the Presidential campaign of 1844, Mr.
English took an active part iu promoting
the cause of Mr. Polk, and during the
whole of the iatter's administration he was
an officer in the treasury department at
Washington, and a clerk in the United
States senate during the memorable session
of 1850, when the compromise measures
were adopted. He was principal seeretarv
ei tne convention tuat iramea tne
ty in 1851, and was elected its Speaker at
With the close of the long session of the
Legislature, of 1851, in which Mr. English
bad earned golden opinions from men of
all parties, he was justly regarded as one
of the foremost men of the state, and the
Democrats of his district with great unan
imity solicited him te become their stand
ard bearer in the race for Congress. He
was nominated, and in October, 1852, was
elected by 488 majority ever Jehn D. Fer Fer
gueon, new deceased, with whom he was
always en terms of the warmest personal
Mr. English was an active participant in
the canvass which resulted iu the election
of Franklin Pierce ever General Winfield
Mr. English entered congress at the be
ginning of Pierce's administration aud re
mained in the Heuse until Buchanan's
term, retiring from public life at the close
of the memorable session of 1861. He be
came particularly prominent as the author
et the English bill," which passed con
cress after a long and bitter controversy
between the political parties of the day.
The bill was a compromise, removing an
angry issue between the Senate and
Heuse of Representatives, and placing it
in tne power et the people of Kansas,
by a vote, te either prevent or secure
admission as a state under the Lecompton
constitution as they might determine. The
Senate had passed a bill admitting Kansas,
under the Lecompton constitution, with
out limit or condition ; but this bill, al
though it commanded the favor of the
president and his cabinet, failed te receive
the sanction of the Heuso of Representa
tive?. The Heuse, en the ether hand,
passed a bill as a substitute for that of the
Senate ; but this the Senate would net ac
cept or the executive approve. In this
stage of the proceedings, when the
whole country had abandoned the
hope of a settlement of the disagree
ment between the two houses and the
angry contest was likely te be adjourned
for further and protracted agitation be
fore a people already inflamed with sec
tional animosities, Mr. English took the
responsibility of moving te concur in the
preposition of the Senate, asking for a
committee of free conference. The excite
ment upon the occasion had scarcely ever
been equaled iu the Heuse of Representa
tives. Upen adopting this motion the
vote was 108 te 108, but the speaker voted
in the affirmative and the motion carried.
Frem this committee Mr. English reported
what is known as the " English bill, "
which became the law after a
struggle of unparalled bitterness. Under
this law the question of admission
under the Lecompton constitution was in
effect referred back te the people of Kan
sas and they voted against it, just as Mr.
English and almost every one else expect
ed they would de. Even Mr. Greeley ad
mitted in his book, that the vote cast en
the preposition submitted by the English
bill " was, in effect, te reject the Lecomp Lecemp Lecomp
tien constitution." Thus was the result
accomplished which Mr. English had con
tended for from the beginning, and there
is no inconsistency in his record upon this
subject. On the final vote, which admitted
Kansas as a state he was still a member
and voted for her admission.
In the meantime the shadows of the
great civil war began te be visible te his
experienced vision. Mr. English was then
a member of the national campaign com cem
mitteee. He was net a delegate te the
Charleston convention, but he went te
Charleston te de what he could as a peace
maker, te prevent, if possible, the division
of the Democratic party. Disgusted with
politics and tired of public life, he declined
a rcnominatien for Congress in I860, and
entered upon a business career. He was
offered the command of a regiment by
Governer O. P. Morten, who had long
been his personal friend. This he declined,
but he remained a firm and censistcst ad
vocate of the Union cause throughout the
struggle. "He trusted that the bitter cup
of civil war might be passed from our lips
and he would exhaust every possible
means of maintaining the peace; but if
nothing will de but war, then we must all
stand or fall together."
Removing te the city of Indianapolis,
Mr. English immediately identified himself
with important business movements. Chief
among jthese was the organization of the
First National bank, which wa3 the earliest
institution under the new national bank
ing system in Indiana. He was placed at
tne ncau et tlie bank as president a po
sition which he continued te held until
1877. His management was marked by
great judgment and energy, and the bank
holds a rank equal te that of any of the
leading financial institutions of the United
States. His knowledge of business,
of finances, and of the needs of the
country was comprehensive. He was
opposed te inflation, and as cer
tainly opposed te extreme and hasty legis
lation looking te forced resumption. With
regard te geld and silver as the standards
of value, and te the absolute necessity of
ultimate resumption, no man iu the coun
try was mere pronounced in his declaration.
The heresy of an irredeemable paper cur
rency found in Mr. English an uncem
premising opponent in fact, he was in ac
cord with everything but the prevailing
Democratic dflctrine ou the finances held
by the mass of his party in Indiana.
Mr. English is above the average height.
with an erect, well-made figure. His head
is of geed size, with regular features. His
forehead is high and bread, and his eyes
are smalt and deep-set. He is dignified
and gentlmanly in his manners, and has a
pleasing address. When in Congress, his
efforts as a debater were mere remarkable
ter practical common sense than for bril
liancy or the flowers of rhetoric.
The Democratic National Committee.
The following arc the new national com
Alabama. Levi W. Lawler ; Arkanas,
Jehn J. Sumpter: California. James IT.
Farley ; Colerado, T. M. Patterson ; Con
necticut, Win. H. Barnum; Delaware,
Ignatius C. Grubb; Flerida, Samuel
Pasco; Georgia, Gee. T. Barnes; Illinois,
Wm. C. Goudy ; Indiana, Austin H.
Brown ; Iowa, M. M. Ham ; Kansas, Chas.
W. Blair; Kentucky, Henry D. Mc Henry ;
Louisiana, B. F. Jonas ; Maine, Edmund
Wilsen ; Maryland, Outerbridge Harsed ;
Massachusetts, Fred. O. Prince: Michi
gan, Edward Kanter ; Minnesota, P. H.
Kelly; Mississippi, Gen. W. T. Martin;
Missouri, Jehn G. Prether ; Nebraska, J.
Sterling Martin ; Nevada, J. G. Hagerman ;
New Hampshire, AlvaliW. Fullaway ;New
Jersey, Orestes, Cleveland ;Ne wYerk, Abram
S. Hewitt ; North Careliua, M. W. Ran
som ; Ohie (net named); Oregon (net
named); Pennsylvania (net named);
Rhede Island, Abner J. Barnaby ; Seuth
Carolina, F. W. Dawsen: Tennessee.
Themas O'Cenucr ; Texas, F. S. Stockdale ;
Vermont, Bradley B. Smalley; Virginia,
Rebert A. Coghill ; Wisconsin, William F.
Vilas ; West Virginia, Alexander Camp Camp
bell. The committee met this evening and
elected William H. Barnum temporary
chairman and F. O. Prince temporary sec
retary. The permanent organization was
postponed until the next meeting in order
te give time for consultation with the
candidates. The committee adjourned te
meet at the Fifth Avenue hotel, New
Yerk, July 13.
HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT.
Interesting Exercise Annual Repert, .
say. Adrtrassea and Music A
World of Flowers Im
Lancaster is justly proud of her ex
cellent high schools, and the annual com
mencement exercises never fail te gather
together brilliant throngs of deeply inter
This morning the hall was filled te its
utmost capacity and the scene as witnessed
from the stage was brilliant in the ex
treme. The immense audience was largely
composed of ladies and misses, whose ele
gant garments of every variety of shade
and pattern mingled and blended in all
parts of the hall presented a kaleidascepe
of colors rarely seen te se fine effect.
At 8 o'clock the members of the beard
of directors, teachers of the public schools
aud graduating and transfer classes assem
bled at the high school building and march
ed te the opera house, which was found te
be already filled te overflowing.
The front of the stage was decorated
with large vases of growing flowers. In
"side the proscenium arch hung long fes
toons of laurel extending from the ceil
ing te either side of the stage. Just be
hind this hung the motto "Class 1880"
wrought in white flowers, and behind this
were hung a large number of flower bask
ets. In the front centre of the stage was
erected a beautiful fountain surrounded by
lilies, ferns, floral horse-shoes, &c, &c.
On either side and in front of the proscen
ium arch were arranged a large number of
handsomely framed drawings, executed by
the pupils of the school.
The graduating class, consisting of
twelve boys and twenty-one girls, were
formed upon the stage iu a double semi
circle, the girls in front. Behind the boys
seats were placed for the directory, clergy
and ether invited guests. Most of the
girls were dressed in white, and the toilets
of all of them were very handsome and
becoming. The boys were attired iu black
and presented a manly appearance.
After music by Keller's orchestra, and
prayer by Rev. C. B. Shultz, of the
Moravian church, the pupils of the high
school sang with fine effect that grand old
hymn "Guide Me, Oh, Theu Great
Prof. R. K. Buelnie, city .superintend
ent, then read the annual report of the
examinations of the high and secondary
"America" was then sung by a grand
chorus of the high and secondary schools.
As it is impossible te present any accu
rate idea of subject matter contained in
the thirty-three essays and addresses of the
graduates in the limited space at our com
mand, we content ourselves with present
ing as a sample the valedictory by master
C. E. Urban, and merely giving the
titles of the ether essays and addresses,
and the pregramme of exercises arranged
for the occasion, premising, however, that
every one of the essayists aud orators ac
quitted themselves with credit te them
selves and teachers, and were rewarded
for their several efforts a wealth of floral
tributes mere numerous, and perhaps mere
beautiful than were ever before presented
in Fulton hall en a similar occasion.
The music conducted by PreIVs. Matzand
Kcvinski, with Prof. F. W. Haas at the
piano, is worthy of equal commendation,
the several choruses being rendered with
great power and accuracy, the soles with
sweetness and expression, and the orchestra
parts with unusually fine effect.
Following is the order of exercises :
Getting thu night Start," Mary
Talkers and Little Deers,"
Studies," Geerge V.
Lily" (r AM), lliii
World Say.'" Sue I.'.
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xhe mere ninese immigra- constitution et Indiana, a member of the
tien except for travel, education' and for- Heuse of Representatives from Scott cenn-
In Phila., yesterday, the block bounded
by Third, Fourth, Christian and Marriett
streets, was badly damaged by fire, the
origin of which is unknown. Fifty-two
dwelling houses were mere or less damaged
by fire or water. A large sash and frame
mill, with its stock and machinery, and a
large lumber yard, were entirely des'reyed
The less will feet up about 9100,000. There
was great excitement in that portion of the
city during the progress of the conflagra
tion, and the entire fire department was
called into service.
Esav " Great
Chorus "Tli Water
Kssay "The Retnny et Human Nature
Essay What Will the
Address "The Responsibility
narry ji. aiener.
Music (l'et l'euri), "Marchef the Nations,"
Essay "Keeping Up Appearances," Ella F.
Essay "Daily Salutations." Kella Yc:iIcy.
Address "Our American Republic," Harry
Music" Far O'er the Stars is Rest" (F. Abt),
High Schools : double quartet, censi.-tiiiK of
Misses Lecher, Shenkand Yeuker, stud .Mas
ters Stener, Urban. McClain ami lluber, the
sole being sung by Miss Laura Lecher.
Essay "Tep ular Fallacies," Mary A.
Essay "The Miser," Katie M. Harrison.
Address ' Hew, net What," Grant Rohrer.
Chorus "Wild llird Seng" (Glever). High
Essay" Economy," Ema S. Albright.
Essay ' Speak Gently," Lemle Xeidieh.
Essay "Courage," Ella K. Lavvrty.
Address" Practice Makes l'erfeet," Charles
Music "Incline Thine Ear" (Iliiniiicl).
High Scheel Quartet.
Essay "Genius," Xellie G. Laudis.
Essay "The Importance el a Well Spent
Life," Mary Achiuus.
Address" Rebert Fulton," Win. C. Hear.
Address "The Reet of Alt Evil," Eilw. L.
Music (Concert l'elka), "Tlie Cuckoo,"
Essay " Longings," Laura J. Linville.
Essay " Imperfection," Mary F. Land's.
Address" Importance of Literature," Thes.
Chorus " Farewell te the Ferest" Men Men
delsshen), High Schools.
Essay "The Memery of the Just," Annie M.
Essay "Rlessings Brighten as They Take
Their Flight," Anna A. Slavmaker.
Address "Necessity of Laber." Marien R.
Music ' Abide with Mc" (Ferry), High
Essay " Hy ami Ry," Reekie .1. Slaymaker.
Essay" Life, Like the Sea, Hath ManyGreen
Isles," M. Manehe JHller.
Address "Man, the Inventor," Chas. II.
Music (Scotch Medley), "Rennie Dundee,"
Essay " Toe Shrewd," Harriet R. Clarksen.
Essay "Education and Culture," Rese Me Me
Culleu. Address " Natural Science in the Schools."
Walter 1. Kins.
Chorus "Geed Night" (F. Abt), High
Valedictory Address" Amusements." C. K.
Friends, teachers, class-mates, once mere
"hath Phoebus' ear gene round," and
once again has pleasant rosy June returnc 1
te bear away, in this, its yearly course, our
high school class, ushering them upon that
broader stream of life which se often grows
mere turbulent as it sweeps onward te the
shereless sea. Te day the class-room bend
is severed, and it becomes my sad duty te
sjvy the formally parting word which bears
in it sincere regard and grateful thanks te
all te whom honor, respect and srratitudc
are fairly due.
Te you, gentlemen, members of the
beard of school directors, who have given
time and thought, and effort te the im
provement of the schools under your care,
te whom we are indebted for our late de
lightful surroundings, and for the ad
vantages of instruction which these high
schools afford, we have but this te give
our gratetul meed of thanks. Would it
were worthier. May the great bene
fits conferred upon us at your hands be
continued, with added weight of blessing,
te succeeding classes for many a year, as,
under your wise management, the change
gees en which shall render the primary
schools and the secondary schools as at
tractive in themselves, in their adornment
and in their surroundings as in the fair
structure out of which we pass te-day.
With pleasant memories of the recent
past, and with bright hopes for the near
future of the schools under your care, we
bid you a grateful farewell.
Te you, our teacheis, who by your
many acts of kindness have gained a place
in all our hearts, who through years of
incessant toil have striven te implant in
this our youth's bright spring-time the
goodly seeds which shall mature in the
summer and autumn of our lives,
te you we ewe mere than words
of mine can tell. Yeu have freely
led us te the "wells of truth" and
bid us drink, but while drinking of the
truths of science you have never failed te
infuse into the draught ether truths of
higher reach and nobler purpose. Fer
this, for all, we thank you. We may live
long, travel far, see much ; but no life will
be long enough te blot out the memory of
these golden days, no travel far enough te
loose sight of our school room walls, nor
any crowding wonders rich enough or
rare enough te take from these home
scenes the charm of interest which they
must wear in our glad eyes forevermore.
Mere than words can tell we thank you, as
with our thanks we mingle the parting
word farewell !
And new, dear classmates, what would
you hive me say te you ? The time has
come when the curtain falls upon the class
of 18S0,and we part te go our several ways
in life. Sad indeed it is te knew that we
must sever the ties of fend association,
and that our class must te-day
be dropped from the rolls and become a
memory with these that have preceded it.
Te-day we turn from the old familiar paths.
Change must come. It is the inevitable
law of growth as of "decay. Let it brimr te ,
each of us only that which means progress
towards what is higher and purer ami
On stepping stones of our dead selvi s we
may ever rise te better things. Rut let it
be te better things only te better things.
Ne life is of little importance. Each of
us must wield an influence for geed or for
evil, be the circle of that influence wide or
small. It is much te these about us
whether we live nobly or meanly. It mat
ters much whether our lives indolent,
careless and selfish shall cause us te grew
narrow and narrower through all the years
until at last, when the end is readied,
there remains but the fretted, moth-eaten
garment of the soul, the soul itself shriv
elled and starved amid Ged's lavish abund
ance or whether we grew mere generous
aud mere hopeful of every geed cause
within our reach looking with glad eyes
te the future ever broadening upon our
gaze, looking upon it tee with glowing
hearts whose sympathies are mighty te aid
where help is needed.
Thus may we spend our lives. Welcome
then te whitening locks ; welcome then te
fading tresses ; welcome then, as we near
the gate of pearl, the glorious Death angel
whose kiss of calm once given-ever afti-r
there is peace. Classmates farewell.
At the close of the valedictory, which
was delivered with easy grace and deliber
ation, the valedictorian was loudly ap
plauded and was compelled te come for
ward te the footlights and bow his ac
knowledgement. "The Star Spangled Banner," was sung
in chorus by the high aud secondary
schools, after which Hen. Jehn IJ. Wari'el,
president of the beard of school directors,
without making a formal address, present
ed te the graduates the diplomas awarded
by the beard.
The doxology was sung by the entire au
dience, and the exercises closed with a ben
edictien by Rev. J. Y. Mitchell, D. I).
The annual examinations commenced
Juuc 17th, with the graduating class of
the high school. Te reduce tlie mental
strain en the examinees, the young ladies
were examined en two consecutive fore
noons, and the young men en two consecu
tive afternoons instead of continuing the
examination during the entire day. Tlie
questions were generally given by the
teachers, under the direction of the city
superintendent who occasienly supplement
ed them by some of his own, and conducted
the entire examination iu a few of tl e
branches. Messrs. Warfcl, Richards, Slay
maker, McCemsey, Jacksen, Ebermau,
Levcrgoed and Baker, of the beaad of di
rectors attended the exercises.
The examination average of the classes
was as fellows : Harry B. Suavely, 97 ; Cee.
V. Leydeu, 96 ; Marien B. Hartman, 95 ;
Chas. W. Heitshu, 93 ; Wm. C. Hear, 91 ;
Henry E. Stener, 94 ; Chas. II. Frey, 9:5 ;
Walter P. King, 92 ; Grant Itehrer, ill ;
Edw. L. Huber, 87 ; C. E. Urban, 8(5 ;
Thes. G. Wise, 80 ; class average 92 1-6
whole number, 12.
Harriet B. Clarksen, 100 ; Rese McCuI McCuI
len, 99 ; Mary Acineus, 99 ; Mary Sharp,
99 ; Beckie J. Slaymaker, 98J ; Sue H.
Slaymaker, 98 ; Mamie F. Laudis, 971 ;
Lemie Neidich, 96 ; Annie A. Slaymaker,
96; Emma S. Albright, 95; Laura J.
Linville, 95 ; Ella F. Uundaker, 94 ; Laura
Lecher, 92 ; Katie M. Harrison, 91 ; Mary
A. Shulze, 91 ; Annie M. Baker, 90 ; M.
Blanche Dillcr, 90; Reiki Yeagley, 90;
Ellen G. Laudis, 88 ; Daisy Martin, 88 ;
Ella K. Laverty, 83 ; class average, 91 ;
whole number, 21.
The following, examined June 21st, are
recommended ler promotion into the high
Frem Mr. llerr's school : William
Auxcr, 75 ; A. K. Albright, 75 ; William
G. Baker, 81 ; C. B. Brady, 73 ; Sydney
Evans, 75 ; Ed. M. Hartman, 75 ; James
Prangley, 75 ; E. M. Stene, 78 ; II. B.
Shearer, 79 ; T. W. Sueserett, 76 ; Clark
Wiant, 82 ; Charles Zcchcr, 82. Average
age, 12 years. Average percentage, 77. .J
Frem Mr. Gates's school ; Walter G.
Batcman, 85: Ed. C. Bursk, 87; Chas. G.
Diller, 84 ; Ed. R. Garvin, 86 ; Lawrence
Geese, 84; M. A. Hirsh, 93; Geerge W.
Leber, 85; Charles M. McLaughlin, 81;
Charles D. Myers, 89 : Fred. G. Pvfer.
92 ; Jehn C. Sample, 88 ; Geerge E. Zol Zel
ler, 87 ; Liecester V. Leng, 78. Average
age, 13 years. Average percentage, 87.
Frem Miss Brubaker's school : Katie
Baldwin, 98 ; Amy Ball, 90 ; Bertie Cox,
95 ; Laura Duncan, 90 ; Flera Frick, 90 ;
Lydia Herting, 84 ; Minnie Heme, 86 ;
Jennie Harrison, 91 ; Delphiue Messeu Messeu
kep, 91 ; LillioMcCulIen, 84; Clara Ream.
93 ; Katie Rey, 88 : Katie Sharp. 85 : Marv
Stanten, 83 ; Nellie Shultz, 97 ; Alie
Thomsen, 84; Anna Wolf, 91 ; Annie Wil Wil
eon, 88. Class average, 89.
Frem Miss Bundcll's school : Carrie
Breneman, 94 ; Katie Baker, 94 ; Tillie
Frantz, 97 ; Laura Gcrhart, 95 ; Helena
Hech, 96 : Margie Humphreville, 96 ; Sarah
Ivielil 96 : Bertie Laverty, 98 ; Laura Mar
tin, 96 ; Lizzie Shoemaker, 96 ; Daisy
Smaling, 98 ; Anna Swartzwclder, 92 ;
Addie Springer, 95 ; Lizzie Yccker, 93.
Class average, 95.
Frem Miss Ruber's school : Addie Bea
ver, 80 ; Alice Evans, 92 ; Mazie Fegley,
91 ; Katie Fisher, 91 . Hat tie Hartman, 85 ;
Mary Krieder, 78; Annie Kreider, 81;
Maggie Lee, 84 ; Amanda Pfeillcr, 86 ;
Katie Raab, 86 ; Ella Zecher. 96. Class
Frem Mr. Matz's school : Margie Berner,
90 ; Sail ie Bennewit, 85 ; Katie Ostcrraayer,
oe ; Louisa abuli, 88. Class average 87.
The result of the examinations of the
primary schools was as fellows :
Reys Girls Tet-il.
31 iss Dougherty's 12 or; 1-3 J5 'X S,
" Johnsten's a
" Musselman's US
" Downey's 8
" Zug'a 15
" Ettcr's 8
" Gundaker's 11
" Channell's 3
" Marshall's 3
" Ruckius's ,,
" Clarksen's 3
Graduates boys, 12 ; girls, 21 ; total.
33. Promotions te high school, boys, 25;
girls, 47 ; total, 72. Promotions te aecend-
9I4-!) 7 '-! HI
y.-i:j-i(; 11 ;; jt
92 7-8 14 U5 '
'J81-1.-, 13 y. iS
91 .l 94 I.".
93 VI '.H
97 12 9i ::
9C3-3 14 98 17
97 IU !M 1'J
S41-C 4 99 ill
98 ill 98 1-5 13
95 1 91 4