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LANCASTER DAlL lNlELLiGKJScER. FRIDAY, JCLY 9, 1880.
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FRIDAY EVENING. JUi.Y 9, 1880.
Garfield and Cameren.
Mr. Cameren luis made up his mind
definitely that he will takt no hand for
another Ohie man. lie coolly cheated
Mr. Blaine out of the vote of Pennsylva
nia in the convention of 187G, and nomina
ted Hayes whom nobody knew or wanted.
Him the machine managers fraud
ulently seated in the place te which Air.
Tilden was chosen, and supposed that
they held him fast in the bends of a com
mon crime. But he disappointed them
bitterly. They were willing enough that
Garfield, Fester and Matthews should
trade with the Southern brigadiers for
the completion of the fraudulent count,
but they were amazed when they saw the
bargain kept, Packard and Chamberlain
overthrown, and the Republican party
Seuth abandoned. Mr. Cameren had in
tended te remain in the war department,
whose authority he had prostituted for the
promotion of the fraud, but Hayes was
no sooner counted in than he developed
ether views, and .started his benefactor
ever the plank with little ceremony.
It is net wonderful, therefore, that
Mr. Cameren has been reluctant te enter
the service of another Ohie man, who is
net only of the same variety as Hayes,
but who is te a large extent respon
sible for the offensive conduct of Hayes.
Garfield was one of the high contracting
parties in the formation of the Southern
coalition. He encouraged Hayes in his
determination te threw overboard the
Republican leaders and in his wild pro
ject of forming a new party, and there
was a time when he himself expected te
bj elected speaker ever the Democratic
candidate by Southern votes secured
with Hayes's patronage. The machine
Republicans knew Mr. Garfield through
and through ; they have felt him all ever,
and they are quite certain there is net a
bone in his body that is net as soft as
putty. They deem him only half a He
publican ; he has no principles and no
convictions ; he has nothing in common
with them but his record of personal cor
ruption and official prodigality. The
machine Republicans cast their three
hundred and six stalwart votes against
him. when it was well-known he was
nominated, and these votes stand as the
irrevocable pretest of the mere stalwart
wing of the party against the disastrous
felly of Chicago. Garfield's defeat is
new as certain as any future event can
lie, and that defeat will lie regarded by
Cameren, Conkling and the rough
riders of the old machine, as
their vindication. They consider it
inevitable and they will make no
effort te prevent it. When Garfield con
sented te the nomination of Arthur te
appease Conkling, lie humbled himself
for nothing, as Evarts and Sherman did
in the campaign of last year; and when
he erawled en his belly te Den Cameren
and begged him te take charge of his
canvass, he only displayed in new form
his proverbial weakness, and proves the
insincerity of his pretended opposition te
ring men and ring methods. Rut humil
iate himself as he would, beg as he might'
Mr. Cameren had read the decree of fate,
a id he would net lend his hand te help
the losing cause. He has fully made up
his mind that these who nominated
Garfield may shoulder the defeat.
Tin-: postmasters and postmistresses
in these parts are being visited with a
little circular in lithograph from Kdw.
Mel'hersen, secretary of the Republican
congressional committee, reminding
them that their " interests or princi
ples " are involved in the pending strug
gle, :ind adding that " under the circum
stances in which the country finds itself
placed, the committee believes that you
will esteem it both a privilege and a
pleasure te make te its fund a contribu
tion, which, it is hoped, may net be less
than $ The committee is authorized
te slate that such voluntary contribu
tion from persons employed in the service
of the United States will net be
objected te in any ellicial quarter'
The hint is very delicate and yet
unmistakable. It is tebe presumed that
only their "principle" is at stake in the
case of the big paying offices like the
posteflice at Lancaster or Columbia,
while with the postmasters at such places
as Terre Hill and Spruce Greve it is only
a matter of " interest.' Exactly by
whom authorized te say that such sub
scriptions will net be objected te in any
official quarter Mr. Mel'hersen does net
inform his taxables, but as there is no
warning that refusal te pay will lie visit
ed with decapitation, we incline te think
there will net be many favorable re
sponses from this county, as most of the
posteflice tenants expect in November
get notice te quit en the 4th of March.
What mere powerful commentary
upon the foolish and murderous institu
tion of the duel could be written than
the tragic and pathetic story of the re
cent meeting in Seuth Carolina which
we print te-day ? A community is robbed
of one of its foremost citizens and a fam
ily of its dearest hope in the cold-blooded
sheeting of Cel. Shannen; the atroc
ity of the killing is scarcely mitigated by
the share of responsibility for it which
must be laid te the account of the victim
himself, since it is plain that every
means was employed by Cash te draw
him into a rencentre in which the advan
tage was all against the slain man. Pub
lic indignation is fitly reused against the
fugitive, but popular opinion can best
be exercised in forever stamping out an
institution in which there is as little
chance for a real vindication of injured
honor as there is in any ether physical
encounter of a gentleman and a black
guard bully.
m m
It is rumored from Philadelphia that
there is strong probability that all the
Democratic interests there may be rec
onciled te the unanimoussuppert of some
such local ticket as this : Fer District
Attorney, Furman Sheppard ; City Con
troller, Rebert E. Pattison ; Clerk of the
Court of Quarter Sessions, William D.
Kendrick ; Corener, William II. Hoop Hoep Heep
er, M. D. Of even greater moment than
the selection of such a ticket would be
the nearly absolute certainty of its tri
umphant election. It fairly represents
all the contending elements of the party
and has the strongest features of them
all. The men named are strong in them
selves, strong in the different sections of
the party which they represent, strong in
the whole party and strong before the
entire community. Such nominations,
made by general acquiescence, would
make the local campaign a valuable aux
iliary te the general canvass in Philadel
phia. MINOR TOPICS.
Judges Ni black and Scott, Democrats,
of the supreme court of Indiana, yesterday
tiled their opinions dissenting from that
of the majority of the court in the cases in
volving the validity of the adoption of cer
tain amendments of the state constitutions.
A committee en tableaux at a centen
nial celebration in Vermont issued an invi
tatien asking "all the pretty women in
town" te meet at the hall te take part in
the tableaux and every woman in the place
caine te time. That committee knew hew
te get plenty of help.
Mit. Hesi'EI.ek, the immigration agent,
of Winnipeg, says that a very desirable
class of emigrants, mostly Scotch and
English, are arriving in Manitoba. The
greater portion of them are bound for
Little Saskatchewan and Bird Tail creek
country, and many have enough money te
settle upon farms and begin farming.
Tins time the story conies from
Brooklyn of "a handsome and well
dressed" Swedish lady, whose family
were separated in early youth, who came
OTcr here and married a man who has
turned out te be her brother te their mu
tual horror. This is the same old story
under a new name.
A wkmmxg in a Scandinavian colony at
Sioux Falls, Dakotah. was lately cele
brated in Old World fashion. The feast
ing lasted five days, the guests eating two
roasted oxen, a hundred pounds of white,
fish, and great quantities of cheese and
caviare, i lie beverages consisted ei uoiue ueiue
brewed beer, currant wine, and alcohol
diluted with water. Dancing, eating and
drinking were almost constantly kept up.
Ox the 15th of last mouth the use of the
drum in the French army was abolished.
General Farre has the credit of effecting
this reform, which, however, has net been
effected without serious pretests, en the
part of the opposition journals, the senti
mental patriots, and the nurse maids who
alway have a special delight in the tambour
major and a mere moderate one iu the petit
tambour. Hereafter all signals and orders
heretofore conveyed by drum beats in the
infantry regiments will be given by the
bugle call as they are in the cavalry and
artillery'
A i.aiiv en going in bathing recently at
Asbury Park, entrusted a $200 diamond
ring te her little girl, who was playing iu
the sand. The child dropped the ring,
which disappeared in the sand. Fer sev
eral hours the search was instituted, and
about half a ten of sand was run through
a sieve, when just as the lady was about
putting up a notice offering a liberal re
ward, the ring was found. The lady,
though very wealthy, took the ring
from the finder, said in au aristocratic
manner, ' Thanks," and departed without
a word te the half dozen employees of the
bath houses who had been digging up the
sand iu search of her ring for a geed two
hours.
PERSONAL.
Miss Ler isa M. Audexkkid, sister of
the late Lewis Audenreid, and aged 77,
his died lately iu Philadelphia.
Rev. Dr. E. W. Hagax, formerly chap
lain en the U. S. training ship Minnesota
died yestesrday, in Chicago, aged CI
years.
Rev. C. B. HciiisEUT has resigned the
presidency of the Middleburg college, Ver
mont, and Professer G. W. Boakdman, of
the Chicago theological seminary, has been
elected his successor.
Hen. William S. Garvin, senior editor
of the Western Pre, is lying seriously ill at
his home in Mercer, lie is a veteran
Democrat and father-in-law of Judge
Trunkey.
Lydia Bkexise, of Akren, this county,
aged 80 years, made "a full hand" in
binding wheat for an entire day, astonish
ing the young men. The heat and heavy
grain had no apparent effect upon her.
Ex-County Treasurer H. S. Eberly, of
Durlach, lest his sense of smell 20 years
age while being treated for catarrh. Last
week he had an attack of neuralgia, and
the remedies he used restored his sense of
smell.
General Hancock was given a reception
yesterday, by Admiral de Freyciuet, of the
French navy, en beard the frigate Magi
ciennc, lying off the battery. He was re
ceived with a military salute and a speech
by the admiral, which was responded te
by the general. The crew of the frigate
then went through a drill, after which a
banquet was served.
Yeung Grant and Miss Floed will be
married November 15 ; Mr. Horatio
Seymour, jr., is engaged te marry Miss
Aitiiv Jehnsen, daughter of the late Judge
A. S. Jehnsen. The Grand Duke of Hesse
the widower of Princess Alice of Great
Britain, is te take for his second wife the
Princess of the Astuiias, King Alfon Alfon
eo's eldest sister. Have you had your in
vitations "
Among the prominent Democrats ob
served at the Girard yesterday was Speak
er Randall, who had just returned from a
visit te General Hancock, en Governer's
Island. lie had a pleasant interview with
General Hancock and found him in fine
form, overwhelmed by assurances of sup
port from all quarters and confident of a
Democratic victory. There is no mere en
thusiastic Hancock man than Speaker
Randall, and the speaker is authority for
the assurance that Mr. Tilden also is cor
dially co-operating in the campaign work
in his behalf. Mr. Tilden will probably
return General Hancock's call iu a few
days, although his visit may be deferred
by the death of Colonel Pelton.
The Tyrene Fire.
The Tyrene lire originated iu Weedin's
livery stable, where nine valuable horses
were destieyed, and spread rapidly until
sixteen buildings were burned, very little
of the contents of any of them being saved.
Among them were two banks, the Herald
and Democrat printing offices, two jewelry
stores, two stationery stores, posteflice,
two dry goods stores and several ether
business and dwelling houses. The upper
story of the City hotel, corner of Main aud
Juniata streets, was also burned.
- LATMBT NXWB BY MAIL.
Eugenia Meachan, a little girl, was
killed by an elevator falling upon her in a
factory at Augusta, Ga., yesterday.
The population of St. Paul by the new
census is 41,610, a gain of 21,007 in ten
years.
The viceroy of India estimates Ay oeb
Khan's forces at seven battalions of 650
men each.
The dead body of Edward Glenn, a book
peddler, was found hanging from a tree
near Mount Pleasant, N. J., I yesterday
morning.
Elmer Hepraan and Themas Stevens
were wounded, the latter fatally, iu an
affray growing out of a family feud, in
Denver, Cel., en Wednesday night.
Baseball : At Chicago Chicago 5, Prov
idence 4. At Cincinnati Bosten 19, Cin
cinnati 5. At Buffalo Buffalo 10, Wor
cester 2. At Cleveland Trey 8, Cleve
land 2.
The census enumerators in Lumpkin
county, Georgia, have discovered a colored
woman named Matilda Hubert, who was
born in Connecticut and is alleged te be
120 years old.
The Vassar home for old men in Peugh-
kpfinsie. N. Y.. is com Dieted. It is of
brick, 80 by 100, and three stories high,
and cost 850,000. It will be opened Octo
ber 1.
The Canadian riflemen competed en
Monday last with the Fifteenth Lancashire
rifles, twenty men a side. The Canadians
scored 1,422. and the Lancashire rifles
1,390.
The house of a Mr. Tunrese, in Chicago
county, Minn., was burned. In his efforts
te save the building Tunrese forget his chil
dren. Twe girls, aged three and eleven,
were burned te death, and a girl seventeen
years old was very badly burned before
being rescued.
Twe farmers, living between Sharen,
N. J., and Allentewu, burnt some bush en
peat land two meiuhs age, and then, as
they supposed, extinguished the fire.
Last Monday, however, it revived, and, in
spite of the heavy rain, has spread ever a
large extent of peaty ground, which burns
like stubble.
Mr. Amasa Stene, the Cleveland railroad
millionaire, has offered te give $400,000 for
an endowment, aud $100,000 for the pur
chase of land, te the Western Reserve cel
lege, of Hudsen, Ohie, provided it is re
moved te Clevelaud. There is little doubt
of an acceptance of the offer. Western
Reserve college is under Presbyterian con
trol. Jehn Rees, of Swansea, left St. Jehn
for Miramichi, in his own sailing ship, Ti
tania, with considerable money in his pos
session. The vessel was struck by an ice
berg and suuk. The crew get elf & ; fely but
Rees having forgotten something, went
back, was deserted in his hour of peril by
the crews of the two beats and left te sink
with the sinking ship. The deep damna
tion of his taking off is the subject of judi
cial investigation.
D. McGee, of Warren, had a $100 meer
schaum pipe stolen about ten years age at
Tidioute. About a year age he found it
in a saloon in Jamestown, N. Y. He de
liberately picked it up and left. The pro
prietor, Geerge Aarens, claimed the pipe
and arrested McGee for stealing it. The
parties have been see-sawing back and
forth in the Chautauqua county court until
it has cost them near $200 each and the
commonwealth near $300, and it is net set
tled yet as te who will "pay the piper."
Dr. Bradley last night proclaimed that
he had discovered evidence of fraud in
Dr. Tanner's fasting performance in New
Yerk, but the allegations are denied under
oath, both by Dr. Tanner and the indi
vidual who is charged with having given
him feed. Since May 28th te neon yester
day Dr. Tanner says he has totally ab
stained from all feed, solid or liquid. Be
tween 12 m. and 1 p. m. yesterday he
drauk four ounces of water ; he has lest
17$ pounds since the beginning of the ex
periment. Jeseph McArdlc, for many years the at
tendant et Edwin Ferrest, the celebrated
tragedian, died en Friday at the Actors'
Heme at Springbrook, after a brief illness.
He was about 00 years of age. After the
death of Mr. Ferrest the executers of the
estate employed Mr. McArdle te take
charge of the property, and subsequently
the managers of the Actors' Heme at
Springbrook, by reason of his intimate re
lations te the dead actor, aud the fact that
there was no bequest for him. were induced
te make Mr. McArdle the superintendent
of the institution. .
STATE ITEMS.
Arthur Moere, maimed for life by a
bad sidewalk, has sued Altoeua for $10,000
damages.
The Blair county agricultural society at
Its fair in Alteena will give $3,000 in pre
miums te first-class trotting horses.
Mrs. Margaiet Kale, a native of Reading
died at the Baptist Heme in Philadel
phia yerterday, at the age of 107 years.
By a vote of 5 te 4 the Second church
Presbyterian session of Alteena have de
clared that Rev. S. W. Duffield's useful
ness as pastor there has ended.
Titusville declares that a "census ring"
in Meadville swelled the population there
fully 1,000, and that Titusville boys and
girls at college there were counted as
Meadvilliaus.
Near Millerstown, iu the oil regions.
Samuel Bruner was working en a well
when a beard fell from a derrick, striking
him en the head, tearing off an car and
breaking his right arm in two places below
the elbow.
Tim Donahue has been killed in Husscy,
Ilarve & Ce.'s steel works, Pittsburgh.
He was in the act of lifting an iron deer
from a furnace when he slipped and fell,
and the casting descended and crushed his
skull.
Chas. F. Jenes, son of C. F. Jenes, who
resides at Ne. 916 Seuth Third street,
Camden, was drowned yesterday between
12 and 1 o'clock, at the wharf of the
American dredging company, feet of
Spruce street, Philadelphia, while bathing.
" Harry Regan, aged 14 years, residing at
Ne. 1344 Masches street, Philadelphia,
while asleep arose and walked out of a
window en the third fleer and struck the
pavement with geat force. He had a
wrist broken and was badly injured other
wise. Chas. Francis, aged 50, walked
into the Delaware and was fished out
sober.
Mr. Matthew Lynch, who was killed one
week age in New Mexico by a falling tree,
was aged about forty-five years, and had
accumulated upward of $4,000,000. He
lived at Eighteenth and Christian streets
in Philadelphia until the breaking out of
the late civil war, when he volunteered for
service. At the close of the rebellion he
moved te New Mexico, where he struck
geld mines.
Mad Antheny Wayne's memorial block
house at Erie has been opened formally
and delivered tj the keeping of the Grand
Army. It is a4 fac simile of the frontier
block house in which the brave old gener
al died, and is erected ever the spot where
he was buried, The state appropriated the
money for its erection and the national
government presented a battery of Parrett
guns.
Deputy Isaac McBride, of the Philadel
phia quarter sessions office, is quoted as
saying that he has net resigned and does
net intend te resign ; that if Mr. Leeds
intends te fight him all right, but while
Mr. Leeds is doing that he (McBride) will
"squeal." He further explains that all
that he did in the bogus liquor bend busi
ness was approved by Mr. Leeds as the
head of the office. It is also asserted
that the subordinate clerks take the same
stand, and will wait until Mr. Leeds ejects
them.
POLITICAL POINTS,
Which ahew the Progress ertbe Presidential
Campaign.
The Omaha Herald says: "Hancock's
candidacy will reduce the Republican ma
jority in Nebraska just about 50 per cent."
Alfred Sanderson has been elected pres
ident of the Hancock club at Shippens
burg, Pa.
J. H. Bryant, a Republicar, aud brother
of the late William Cullen Bryant, presid
ed at a Hancock ratification meeting at
Princeton, 111., last week. J. T. Clarke,
also a Republican, made a speech.
II. M. Keim is the last, and by no means
the least, candidate for Congress iu IScrks
county. The Eagle hears confidentially that
Clymer will run again, and it seems te re
gret that the hay crop in Berks will net hu
as geed as the crops of candidates.
Mr. Hendricks is quoted as saying en
the day that Garfield and Arthur were
nominated : "I think we shall have te
offset them with a soldier ticket. I think
Hancock and Palmer would be a stieug
combination."
The Democratic state peace commission
efsixmctin Philadelphia yesterday and
heard the different interests in that city.
There seems te he no doubt of a fair and
satisfactory conclusion of all matters iu
dispute. 1 he peace commission will con
tinue its sessions till the plan of adjust
ment is complete and satisfactorily in
operation and report te the next state con
vention. The Republicans in the 27th congres
sional district of this state are in a hope
less deadlock ever their congressional nom
ination. After a stormy time and much
bitterness between Dick anil Roberts,
from Crawford, Hen. J. D. McJtinkiti, of
Butler, en the ninth ballet, was utiani
meusly nominated as the Republican can
didate for Congress in the Twenty-sixth
congressional district.
The Pittsburgh Leader, Rep., observes
that "the campaign of mud-sliuging is new
fairly under way, and singularly enough
the Republican press appears te be doing
the most of it." It suggests further that
its "esteemed Republican contemporaries
are en the wrong track. Let them cease
these foolish attacks en Hancock's per
sonal character. That is the strong forti
fied point of the enemy's position, and it
is waste of time and material te continue
assaults upon it."
When Chittenden had secured Garfield's
services for the Chicago paving ring, he
wrote te McClellan and DcGelyer as fol fel
lows : " Te-daj's and te night's work has
secured the assistance of General Garfield.
Yeu can net overrate this accession. He
is the chairman of the committee en ap
propriations and holds the purse strings of
the national treasury. Through him must
come every dollar of appropriations. I need
net say that 1 new feel certain of success."
This " accession" enabled the paving ring
te filch $11,250,000 from the public trea
sury. It is stated iu army circles that Gen.
Hancock will shortly resign his position as
major-general of the army, although some
of his personal friends are net satisfied
that there is any necessity for his doing se,
and think it is possible that he may come
te that conclusion himself. Among the
journalists and ethers who have taken it
uj themselves te insist that propriety dic
tates the resignation of Gen. Hancock are
found a number of the warm personal ad
vocates and friends of Gen. Grant. They
thought it entirely right and proper when
Gen. Grant was first a candidate for presi
dent that he should held en te his position
in the army, which he did net only up te
the election, but up te the very day et his
inauguration, and drew the pay therefer
with great punctuality. Gen. Scott did
net resign his position in the army when a
candidate for president, nor did Gen.Tayler,
and whatever Gen. Hancock may de in the
matter will be dictated by his own sense
of propriety and dignity, and net by the
yelpings of interested and hostile partisans,
who have no sincere appreciation of
either.
The " managers" have made out a list
of Democrats iu the departments at Wash
inxten and served it upon Haves with cu
tlers that he must have them removed. In
pursuance of this effort at civil service re
form, the reformers say that in
the office of the first auditor of the
treasury, of the forty-five clerks em
pleyed, net mere than twelve ever vote,
and one-third of them never voted a Re
publican ticket. Twe of the chiefs of the
divisions in the departments arc charac
terized as Democrats. In the navy de
partment it is asserted that the chiefs of
divisions, who are naval officers generally
appoint clerks et Democratic proclivities.
In the war department it is said that, as at
present constituted, there would lie no
difficulty in organizing a Hancock club.
The signal service bureau is charged te be
filled with Democrats. The census bureau
is, according te this report, crowded with
"red-het rebel men and women," and
three cheers were given in one of the
rooms when the news came of Hanoeok's
nomination. As for the posteflice depart
ment and the District of Columbia govern
ment, they are said te be overrun with
Democrats and Hancock sympathizers.
Seme Interesting Document.
HCANQUARTEItS SKTOMI Celt?S, )
. Akmy ok Tins Potomac, July 3, 18'j:;.
Maj(?r-Gen. Geerge G.Meade, Commanding
Army of the Potomac.
The troops under my command have re
pulsed the enemy's assault and have
gained a great victory. The enemy arc
new Hying in all directions.
W. S. Hancock, Majer-Gcneral,
IIgAiiUAHTi:i:.t AltMV ok tub 1'etumac, July :;,
1S.
Say te Gen. Hancock that I regret ex
ceedingly that he is wounded, and that I
thank him for the country and for myself
for the great services he lias rendered to
day. Geerge G. Mkaiik, Majer-General Cem
mand'ng.
Be it Jlciselced by the Senate aud Heme of
jtrpreseiuaiirex, i iiai m nuumen te thanks
heretofore voted by joint resolution, ap
proved Jan. 28, 1804, te Majer-General
Gee. G. Meade, Majer-General' Oliver O.
Heward, and te the officers and soldiers of
the Army of the Potomac, for the skill and
heroic valor which at Gettysburg repulsed,
defeated and drove hack, broken and dis
pirited, the veteran army of the rebellion,
the gratitude of the American people and
the thanks of their representatives in Con
gress are likewise due and arc hereby ten
dered te Majer-Gcneral Winlield S. Han
cock, for his gallant, meritorious and con
spicuous share in that great ami decisive
victory.
Passed by the Heuso April 10, 1800.
Passed by the Senate April 18, 1806.
Signed by the president April 23, 18GG.
Narrow Escapes.
A party of four American tourists had a
narrow escape from drowning while run
ning the Chaundiere slides, Ont., en a crib
of timber. The crib preceding the one en
which they were seated was wrecked after
"going" one of the shutes, aud the party
had barely time te jump off before the col
lision took place, scattering the heavy
timber around in every direction. Twe of
the ladies foil into the water, but were gal
lantly rescued by raftsmen just, as they were
going ever the shutes.
Jereme Lance, Geerge Aumick and Jo Je
seph Baugham, employed at the iron
smelting furnace at Franklin, Sussex coun
ty, N. J., had a narrow escape from a ter
rible death a day or two age. They were
at work under the great bin, in which was
stored about 100,000 tens of ere, when the
bottom of the bin rave wav. Tlxv ran
Ver their lives. Baugham and Lance re
ceived heavy bruises from the falling mass.
Aumick, who was iu the rear of his com
panions, was completely buried from sight.
Hundreds of people came te his rescue aud
when the great heap of ere was removed
he was found lying unconscious beneath a
plank which rested en some ere and pre
preveutcd the heavy mass that covered
him from crushing him te death. He was
seriously injuried and may die.
THE CASH SHANNON DCKL.
Canh Alleged te have Forced the Combat by
Repeated Inaultii He Disappear Aftr
Killing Hi Antagonist.
Cilili'lcti (S. C'.,) Correspondence New Toik
Herald.
When I reached here I found the whole
community in morning, lamenting the
sudden less of Mr. William M. Shannen,
who had been slain in a duel. The death
of no ether man could have produced such
general consternation, such universal sor
row. Colonel W. M. Shannen was a quiet
aud loving rather, a frank and generous
friend, a pure aud puhhc-spirlted citizen.
He was the sole support of a family of
mere than twenty dependent children and
grandchildren, all of whom are new cast
en the world. Thus his antagonist has
net only killed the father hut beggared the
children. As seen as intelligence
of the fatal encounter between
Colonel E. 15. C. Cash and Colonel
W. M. Shannen reached Columbia, I
bearded the first train fnrCainden, deter
mined te ascertain the particulars of the
affair. I reached here last night. I sought
.Mr. W. E. Jehnsen, who acted as the sec
ond for Colonel Shannen, but utterly failed
iu my attempts te make him disclose any
thing. I succeeded iu gathering an au
thentic history of the whole affair from
trustworthy sources. It is impossible te
ascertain the immediate cause of the duel.
Seme years age Cash challenged Captain
W. L. Dcpass, the colleague of Shannen in
a case X!iidiug at court. The challenge
was promptly accepted, but the whole
party were arrested before reaching the
dueling greuud and placed under heavy
bends. Several ether efforts were made
by the same parties te meet, but all were
frustrated by the authorities, who were
determined te prevent the hostile meeting.
Cash, however, seemed bent upon fighting
some one and turned his attention te
Shannen, who was known te be a peaceful
man.
Cash heaped insult after insult upon him
and threatened, if he did net fight, te go
te his house and horsewhip him. Shannen
was se wrought up by these repeated af
fronts that he determined te bring the
bully te terms and sent him a peremptory
challenge. Cash was only tee glad te ac
cept it. The preliminaries were conducted
very secretly. Net even the most intimate
friends of Cel. Shannen suspected what was
going en. Nene save the seconds, surgeeu
and a few trusted friends knew of the im
pending combat. On Monday afternoon
a little before two o'clock, the two parties
by precencerted plans, met at Dubrese
Bridge, a point in Darlington county, some
twenty miles from Camden. The ground
eliesjn had been the scene of two duels last
year and was somewhat famous en that
account. The ceuutry around presents a
barren appearance and renders it a most
favorable spot for secret meetings, being
se far removed from any frequented reads.
Mr. W. E. Jehnsen, the second of Colonel
Shannen, and W. B. Sanders, Cash's sec
ond asked the principals if they were ready.
Just at two o'clock both responded "Yes."
The derringers were taken from their
cases, fifteen paces were measured off, a
bucket of water was brought and the boxes
of cartridges and surgical instruments
were placed en the ground. The princi
pals shook hands with their seconds and
the dread moment was at hand. Every
thing was still as death. The two cool,
determined men faced each ether with pis
tols. A leek of eagerness and desperation
was depicted en the face of one, while an
expression of severity aud sadness shone
en the face of the ether. Each had been
heard te remark some minutes before that
he felt sure of killing his adversary. It
was apparent, however, that Cash had
greatly the advantage of Shannen. He
was a tall, slim man, a professional duelist
and an unerring shot. II is fee was a burly,
corpulent man, who had never fought be
fore, and was unaccustomed te handling a
pistol. The pistols were cocked and both
were ready. The word "One"' is given,
and almost simultaneously the sharp re
port of Shannen's pistol is heard. The
ball falls short of its mark, and plows the
ground at Cash's feet. The word "Twe"
breaks the silence, and another shot is
heard.
The fatal bullet has dene its work.
Shannen lets fall his weapon; he reels,
swings around and falls heavily te the
ground. The leaden messenger has pene
trated his heart aud he drops dead before
the smoke has cleared away. His surgeon
hastens te the prostrate form. It is tee
late. Overcome with grief some of his
friends wring their hands and burst out in
loud lamentations. They bear his lifeless
body te a waiting carriage In the mean
time the slayer has withdrawn from the
field. He did net even cast a pitying
glance at his victim, but he mounted his
horse and rode away. As seen as the news
reached a crowd of Shannen's friends,
who were about a mile off, they resolved
te set out in pursuit of Cash aud avenge
their friend's death. But the idea was
abandoned and they repaired te the fatal
field aud bore the remains of Colonel
Shannen home. They reached Camden
about nine o'clock at night, the news of
the fatal combat having preceded them
several hours. When intelligence of the
death of Colonel Shannen reached Camden
it spread rapidly and the whole populace
became wildy indignant, and threatening
dire vengeance en the head of the slayer,
and had Cash made his apcarance en the
streets it is certain that he would never
have gene away a live man. The colored
peeple were highly incensed because their
best friend had been killed. They would
have lynched Cash could he have been
found. When the remains arrived at
Camden large crowds of eager spectators
turned out te greet them with wails.
The funeral took place yesterday after
noon. It was by far the largest ever known
in Camden. Business was entirely sus
pended, and nearly all the inhabitants,
white and black, followed the cortege te
ihe grave. Yesterday afternoon the coro
ner held an inquest, but the jury did net
render their verdict until te-day, at twelve
o'clock. The verdict was that the deceased
came te his death by the hand of Cash,
This afternoon a warrant was issued for
the arrest of Cash, hut it is doubtful
whether he can be found. If he should be
caught he wiil have te stand his trial for
murder. Active steps are being taken te
have Cash apprehended and brought te
justice. Judge Kershaw declares that the
law must be enforced at all hazards. To
night the public are as indignant as ever,
and the unanimous verdict is that the duel
was the most unfortunate and causeless
o:ie ever fought in Seuth Carolina.
WATKIC! WATER!!
Toe Much and Toe Little
There was a tremendous rain storm at
Des Moines, Iowa, en Wednesday night.
The sterm'was even heavier te the westward
of that place, and at Vanmeter it seems te
have taken "the form of a water-spout. "
The town was submerged te a depth of three
feet, aud forty reds of an embankment
of the Chicago & Reck Island railroad was
swept away. At Wintersett the Chicago
& Reck Island round-house was demol
ished. Wherever the storm prevailed the
crops were greatly damaged.
Owing te the protracted dreuth, the
chairman of the committee en water
works in Petersburg, Va., requested the
citizens there net te use their hydrants
except during three hours of the day at
morning, neon and night.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
TUB OFFICIAL FEES.
Interview With Knewing People Concern
ing their Reduction.
Hugh R. Fulton, esq., county solicitor,
states that before he rendered the opinion
upon .which the county commissioners
acted in cutting down the policemen's fees
he carefully studied the several acts of As
sembly relating te the matter aud forti
fied his position with authorities that can
not be disputed. His predecessors. Coun
ty Solicitors Brown and K ready, sustain
him in all his positions. He acknowledges
that the law, if strictly carried out, is in
many instances unfair and unjust te effi
cers who make arrests iu geed f lith and
for sufficient cause. It often happens, es
pecially in cases of drunkenness and dis
orderly conduct, that the officer makes the
arrest at the request of or en information
given by ether persons, and that these
persons failing te appear as witnesses
against the accused, he must of course be
discharged by the magistrate before
whom the hearing takes place. The mag
istrate (unless he he the mayor) gets full
fees for heating the case, while the officer
making the arrest gets nothing. This
seems unfair, but it is the fault of the law
and net of the solicitor or county commis
sioners. There is this te be said in favor
of this prevision of the law ; the policemen
are salaried officers, they arc paid a salary
for keeping the public peace aud arresting
vagrants even if they get no ether fees for
services.
The Intki.uc.kxcku reporter suggested
that the amendment te the city charter of
1809 cutting dbwn fees of the mayor and
city policemen had been passed by a Re
publican Legislature as a punishment te
the then Democratic city administration,
and that the law had ever since been con
strued se as te prostitute the machinery of
justice te tlic exigencies of the Republican
party, that is, se long as Mayer Sanderson
was in power, his fees and these of his
policemen were cut down. When Mayer
Sanderson was "counted out" and a Re
publican administration assumed control,
the law was allowed te remain a dead let
ter and the policemen received their
full fees for dismissed cases. When Mayer
Pyfer, Democrat, came into power the
law was again enforced and the fees were
cut off. When Mayer Stauffer, Republi
can, succeeded te office the law was laid
aside, aud new that we have a Democratic
mayor and a large majority of Democratic
policemen it is again revived. The re
porter maintained that net only the
amendment of 1809, but every amendment
made te the city charter by Republican
legislatures including the division of the
city into nine wards, the fixing of the
mayor's salary, the changes in the mode
of electing school directors was enacted,
net in the interest of the city, hut for the
express purpose of aiding the Republican
and crippling Ihe Democratic party.
An Kx-Ctiunty Solicitor' Opinion.
11. C. Kready, ex-county solicitor, with
out expressing an opinion as te the motive
that induced the passage el the law rejju-
latuig the fees of city policemen, said thai
while he was solicitor the law was impar
tially enforced during both Republican
and Democratic administrations. He could
net say what was the practice under his
predecessors.
An Alderman en the Law.
Alderman Spurrier thinks the law a
very unfair one, especially te the police
men. It frequently happens that men get
drunk and misbehave se badly that it is
proper and necessary te arrest and lock
them up. The arrests often cause the po
licemen great labor, and sometimes sub
ject them te danger and expense. Some
times a drunken man resists and soils or
tears the officer's clothes ; sometimes he
has te be taken te the lockup in a carriage
or a wheelbarrow. He may be a hard
working man who very seldom gets drunk,
whose family depends en his earnings for
support. A night's lodging in the lockup
is generally sufficient te sober him up
and make him anxious te go te work. Te
commit him te the county jail would be
unnecessarily severe, and would be a great
deprivation te his family, and yet if he is
dismissed the policemen who made the ar
rest gets nothing for his trouble, expense
and danger under the present construction
of the law. Alderman Spurrier thought
Solicitor Kready was in error in stating
that he had allowed no fees in dismissed
cases. He thought the bills en file in the
treasurer's office would show that half
fees had been allowed in dismissed as well
as jail cases. He was certain that he had,
since Mr. Kready's time, made out bills
for the policemen, and charged half-fees
for dismissed cases, and when he saw that
certain ether aldermen had made out bills
for full fees for policemen, and that the
bills were paid, he adopted the same prac
tice. The alderman added, however, that
there could be no doubt that Solicitor Ful
ton's construction of the law was correct.
Alderman McConemy is inclined te think
that Solicitor Fulton's position is unten
able it differs, at least, very much from
the position of his predecessor, J. Hay
Brown, esq. Aldcrmau McConemy says
that during the first month of Mayer Mac Mac
Geniglc's administration the bills were
made out for half fees for both dismissed
and committed cases, as was done during
Mayer Stanffer's administration, but that
after awhile Mr. Brown changed his views
and said that the officers were entitled te
full fees, aud the bills were from that time
en made out for full fees.
Geerge Naiunaii, esq., and Win. Lcaman,
esq., wlie have been employed te revise
the city digest, are of opinion that the law
of 1809, reducing the fees, is in full feicc.
David 3IcMulIcn, esq., says he has net
carefully examined the law, but is of
opinion that Mr. Fulton's construction of
it is wrong ; if net, the law itself is an
unfair one.
Alderman Barr is inclined te think the
law (including the division of the city into
nine wards) was passed for partisan pui pui
peses. and like the fabled young chickens,
"came home te roost" iu the nest of these
who hatched it. During his term of office,
up te the present time, the policemen re
ceived full fees for dismissed as well as
ether cases.
"Warwick' Old People.
Following are a few of the old people of
Warwick township returned by the census
enumerators :
Northern district Anna Miller, 93 years
old ; Abby Washington ( colored ), 92 ;
Elizabeth Kreitcr, 83 ; Sarah Conn, 82 ;
Jehn Brubaker, 82.
Southern district Martin Eckman, 89
years old ; Catharine Goodyear, 88 ; Peter
Hagenberger, 85 ; Susan Reth, 83 ; Eliza
beth Grube, 83.
WAK IN WASHINGTON.
Net All Quiet en the Susquehanna.
Peaceful Little Washington was all dis
order yesterday and for several days past.
The war cloud hangs just above the town.
Her sober-minded citizens are excited and
angry. Councilmen and citizens are ar
rayed against each ether, and the feeling
is growing mere and still mere bitter. A
climax Will seen be reached.
When Washington was incorporated a
borough in 1827, contrary te an act et"
Legislature, no plan of the town was made.
The true dividing Hues of properties and
the boundary lines of streets have been
questions of grave importance and the sub
ject of much speculation in her council
chambers. Surveyors have come and
gene; have set their stakes which seen
decayed and crumbled into dust. Ne town.
we believe, has been of such pecuniary
benefit te surveyors as this.
'Tw.is the merry month or May, 1879.
when Surveyor Geerke migrated te this
town, and after mouths of patient labor
finished a complete plan, set in his line
stones and planted his stakes, and swore
and his oath is registered in court that
his plan was right and in accordance with
all deeds held by individuals. Prier te
this streets were fenced up and planted in
tobacco and garden truck.
Te the new plan council said "Amen,"
and ordained and enacted that all fences
should be removed and placed en the new
made lines. This started a squall alt
around, which culminated in council pass
ing an ordinance granting GO days" net ice
te remove the same, or the borough au
thorities would remove the same. This
new order made things leek interesting,
and the aged citizen scratched his head at
the prospect of a row. while the younger
portion leaded their guns, cut their war
clubs, and took gymnastic exercises.
The first breeze came from the "lowei "lewei
end." Mr. Isaac Shultz owns a large farm.,
the northern end of which borders en the
borough. Fer years a fence, with a great
curve in the centre, has marked his north
ern boundary line. Council said this was
right, as it gave Heir street its right
width, but Mr. Shultz thought the curve
did net leek right and set out a straight
fence. He built his new fence and the
borough regulator cut it down. "If at
first, xc.j try again," was his motto, and
again the fence went up, and as quickly
was it laid low by the same official. On e
mere Mr. S. put up a new fence ami again
the official enemy tore it down. The cm r
was then apprised of the matter and Ins
case is new pending. Fer some cause Mr.
Isaac Shultz's fence was abandoned and
the fence of Mr. Benj. Shultz was next,
"tackled." This was tern up and laid
several 1'eet in from what council called
public ground. Ben, as determined as his
father, Isaac, rigged up a new fence. The
borough officials again called te see hiiu.
cut down his fence and broke it te piece,
but warmly were they received. Stones
flew, heads felt the weight of heavy clubs,
aud the enemy were repulsed and liealcir.
Mr. Shultz sued them for malicious mis
chief and assault and battery, and tin
tearers of fences retaliated and fourteen
indictments were the result.
The cases were tried, lint for some cause
were abandoned for the trial of a civil suit
between the Shultz faction and the bor
ough. This ended the fence lights for a while
until a few weeks age when notices were
again served upon at least 100 prepcily
holders te move their fences upon the
Geerke lines.
On Tuesday word was sent te Officer
William Brady, the new court-appoint d
constable of the lower waul, te le en, hand
yesterday morning and assist in tee work
of destruction.
This sudden turn of things wits the town
talk, and yesterday morning when Brady
jumped from the train he met a largr
crowd awaiting his arrival. When he saw
our correspondent he repeated Simen
Camerons famous exclamation : " D u
these literary fellers." Promptly at seven
o'clock Supervisor Wall and Officer Bnidv
marshalcd Jes. Stiner, acting street com
missioner. Lew Wilsen, Reulien Kise,
Jehn Walk, West Bitner, Themas Stiner
and Albert Stiner, and proceeded to te
David Sayler's property, where they were
about te commence their work of
destruction, when Mv, Sayler appeared,
and commenced tu tear down his own fence.
Mr. James Iaw was next visited and he
received them in the same inilcpendinit
way. Five or s:x mere properties were
viewed but none of the owners res'sted
except te pitch their voices in a high strain.
When they arrived at Mr. Cyrus Shertzcr's
a lengthy argument ensued. Mr. S. argued
that his deed called for just what he had,
but the surveyor cut four feet off. Brady
eloquently expounded the law and the
facts, but Mr. S. believed tee firmly he
was right. Nobody would take the respon
sibility te begin. Mr. Wall offered Mr.
Benj. Shertzer a dollar, te begin te roll the
ball by tearing his own fence down, but
Ben didn't bite. Tlicy argued for fully an
hour or two, and Mr. S. told them te begins
hut beware of the consequences, as 8u
would find-out who was right in the end.
Mr. Shcrtzcr is a memlier of council, but
said he saw no benefit in the proceedings.
The fence was at last taken up and laid
in. It was neon new, and Brady had left ;
the workmen were tired of their work, and
operations ceased. This morning they
were te begin again, and a geed time was
expected.
MOUNT JO SEWS.
Frem Our Regular Correspondent.
Shortly before neon en Thursday, the
reef of the smithshep of the Landis coach
works was set en fire by a spark from the
smoke stack close by. The llamcs spread
rapidly and by their timely discovery ai;d
a free application of water, a serious fire
was prevented. A sheet-iron reef will be
placed ever the shop.
Dr. F. M. Harry accidentally cut an ar
tery iu his right leg near the ankle with a
pocket knife en Monday evening. He con
tracted a cold in it and is a dangerous con
dition. Cel. F. E. Naglc, of this place, was
overcome by the heat yesterday, and lay
unconscious for some time. He is able te
be about again.
The Evangelical chinch will be d dicatc d
en Sunday, the 23th inst. Bishop Bew
man, of Allentown, Pa , will officiate.
On Wednesday, the 21st, the annual ex
amination of the soldiers' orphans will
take place. A vacation of seven weeks
will be given them.
Jehn Mooney has purchased from A. IL
Landis his house en East Denegal street,,
en private terms.
Mayer' Court.
This morning the mayor had but one
drunk and be was sent te jail for five
days.
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