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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCES SATURDAY, JOLY 17, 1880.
SATURDAY EVENING. JUL.Y 17, 1880.
A Bright Oatloek.
Interviews with representative Demo
crats from all points of the country
give every indication of a most healthy
' condition of the political atmosphere.
It was highly significant of the general
interest felt in the pending campaign
that at the recent meetings in Xew
Yerk of the Democratic national and of
the' notification committees there was a
very full attendance, whereas at the
meeting of the Republican national com
mittee nearly half of these present were
substitutes, and half of the latter were
old political hacks run in te misrepre
sent states in which they de net reside.
Jehn A. Legan, for instance, voting in
the name of Pennsylvania. The organi
zation of the national committee was
effected with auspicious unanimity.
The personal introduction of our can
didates te a hundred of the leading Dem
ocrats in the country, representing all
states, impressed all who came in con
tact with them with a sense of their fit
ness for the high responsibilities imposed
upon them. They bore themselves with
dignity and affability, and they talked
with geed sense. There are sympathy,
cordiality, confidence and close associa
tion between General Hancock and Mr.
English, and splendid as are the record
and the presence of the head of the tick
et, Mr. English will be found entirely
able, as he is fully determined, te keep
up his end of the line.
A view ever the national field presents
a most encouraging report, the singular
ity of its being that all the doubtful
states are among these which the
Republicans have te depend upon
te get anywhere near success,
while the Democracy are suli
stautially sure of enough states te elect
their candidates. Mr. Barnum will see
that Connecticut is net in the doubtful
list, and the probability of Frank Jenes
being the nominee of the Democracy for
governor in Xew Hampshire gives the
party there the liveliest hope of carrying
it en the state and electoral ticket. The
fusion of the Democrats and Greenback
crs in Maine en a single electoral ticket
will keep Mr. Blaine busy at home; Xew
Yerk and Xew Jersey are assured by
larger majorities than Tilden had ; every
inch of ground in Pennsylvania will be
hotly contested, and the most conserva
tive and thoughtful leaders of the Ohie
Democracy assure us that the enemy will
net be able te spare a man nor
motion from that state except at the
risk of its less te Garfield. Mr. English
and Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Heard,
Hendricks' law partner, give us every
pledge that Indiana cannot le
carried against us ; Illinois is very hope
ful for Trumbull, and even Massachu
setts will net be carried for Garfield, ex
cept by a most desperate contest and the
strain of every nerve. Jehn W. Daniel,
the keenest intellect of Virginia, declares
that there need be no concern whatever
for the old Dominion ; in some way or
ether its eleven electoral votes will go
"When it is remembered that with the
solid Seuth the Democrats only need Xew
Yerk and Indiana, or Xew Yerk, Con
necticut and Xew Jersey, te elect Han
cock, the utter hopelessness of the Re
publican cause is manifest. Heretofore
they have been able te concentrate all
their efforts en a few states, but with
their necessity te maintain a doubtful
warfare in Ohie, Illinois, Massachusetts
and Pennsylvania, hew can they hope te
even "held their own,' net te speak of
recovering any of the Democratic ground
It is quite in accord with Garfield's
character that he should accept a place
upon the electoral commission after hav
ing served his party in creating the state
of affairs in the Seuth that caused the
commission : and he is just the man who
would be guilty of the grossly partisan
decisions of that eight te seven body.
He Avas the tool of his party, knowing
well the injustice of his conduct but
ready te prostitute himself at the de
mand of these who decreed that the
party should be successful at any cost.
These men have all since been heist by
their own petard. The man they made
president did net serve their purpose.
They lest the fruit of their game and
prepared the way the death knell of
their party is new ringing.
It is remarkable hew all these conspi
rators have come te grief. Seme seemed
for a time te prosper. There was Sher
man, for instance, who possessed
himself of the treasury and fondly
imagined that its power would enable
him te reach the chief magistracy. His
fall has been very hard ; and he falls
net only without hope, but without the
comfort of a quiet conscience. He knows
that his political work has been vile. He
has wen by it wealth, but he is totally
without honor. The country despises
him both for what he has done for his
party and what he sought te de for him
self. Garfield's turn te suffer comes
new. He is elevated te an exalted posi
tion only that his fall may be greater and
his example mere conspicuous. The
honor of his nomination will be nothing
when his defeat comes and brings with
it te his party that it was largely due te
the public contempt for his character.
It would have been much better for
him if he had net coveted and
received this nomination. It does
net de for such vessels te aspire te se
high honor. A reasonable degree of
obscurity is the only safety for such rusty
characters. Amid the gloom of the hall
of Congress which Heaven's light never
peuetiafes, Garfield was at home. There
were plenty about him no better. But
he was a peer man for his party te pre
sent te show his title clear te the presi
dency. His political coat of many colors
is tee conspicuous in the bright light of
The Hanging of Cox.
There is hardly a case of hanging which
commands general approval of the pun
ishment. Oftentimes there is doubt of
the guilt cf the convict, and oftener
doubt of its degree. The negre Chastine
Cox has been executed with the cordial
assent of most people, because he shock-
ed their prejudices by killing an inoffen
sive old woman, alone in the dark hours
of the night, when we all feel that we
especially need protection. Technically
the man was undoubtedly guilty of mur
der in the first degree, because the law
gives that grade te a crime committed
in the perpetration of a burglary. And
yet there is no doubt that the man did
net intend murder ; and moreover, he
was net guilty of the last degree of out
rage of which an entirely depraved man
would have been guilty under the circum
stances. He might have done worse than
he did ; but he has received the very
highest punishment possible. We could
net have done mere than hang him
if he had added outrage te murder. Se
that it does seem as though the policy of
the law might have dictated greater len
iency in his punishment. The taking of
life ought te be reserved as the fate of
the worst criminals ; and we need net
say there are mere heinous offences than
killing that is unaccompanied with in
tent te kill.
Gakkield riding clubs are being organ,
ized. Why net Garfield beating clubs?
Philadelphia News. Yes, they could then
go into training for their proposed trip up
Salt River next fall.
The Bosten Pest has discovered one im
portant difference between Mine. Mod Med
jeska and General Garfield. Medjcska, it
says, likes Poland, and Garfield does net. It
does certainly Luke that way.
A coiieneu's jury in Xew Yerk in hold
ing an inquest ever the dead body of a sui
idc elicited the singular testimony that
the deceased had been se annoyed by the
constant whistling of Fatinitza, by a fellow-workman,
that he killed himself in
order te avoid the nuisance.
Tin: experts of railway material from
Great Britain during the first five months
of 1880 represent an increase ever the cor
responding period of 187!) of 90,325 tens,
while the increase en American account
alone amounted te 90,909 tens, se that
044 tens mere than the entire gain was de
rived from the increased expert of this
An appalling disaster, or rather disap
pointment, has fallen upon Newport in the
sudden and unexpected announcement that
Prince Leepold has " been obliged te can
cel all his Newport engagements." This,
however could be borne, with a certain
degree of sympathy, save for the trivial
excuse proffered " owing te a slight injury
te one of his ankles, received while salmon
fishing." The thinness of the apology is
mortifying ; it is a lame excuse.'
" The united states of Peru and Boli Beli
via," according te current intelligence,
will be an additional entry en the roll of
nations. A preliminary basis of union is
reported te have been already drawn up
and signed by Peruvian and Bolivian repre
sentatives. The project may be of course
presumed te have grown out of fear of
the increasing power and activity of Chili.
It is a defensive treaty against a rival
which has shown itself tee strong for
cither Belivia or Peru. Combined, they
may hope te preserve their independence,
but hew lasting this proposed union may
be is one of the most uncertain of things'
Mr. William II. Tammen, of the Balti
more Guzctte, was married te Mrs. Estelle
Weed en Thursday night.
General and Mrs Grant have accepted
an invitation te visit General and Mrs. Gar
field at Menter, Ohie, immediately after
their return from the West.
Prince Leepold has been obliged te
cancel all his Newport engagements owing
te a slight injury te his ankle received
M. d'Exnlrv, the dramatist, has
sold te Messrs. Samuel French & Sen, a
new five-act drama, said te be one of the
best written by the popular author of
"DenCsesarde Bazeu" and " The Twe
Miss. Maud Banks, who still contem
plates going en the dramatic stage, has
sailed for Europe, with the intention of
studying under Delsarte. Her mother will
accompany her, but her father, General
X. P. Banks is net interested in the Dcl
sartian system, which was net known
when he was an actor forty years age.
General Hancock, having been inter
viewed by an associated press reporter in
regard te his letter of acceptance, said
that it would net be ready for probably a
fortnight or mere ; that he had net com
menced it yet, business and visitors taking
up his time.
Governer Simpsen, of Seuth Carolina,
will vacate his office te take that of chief
justice en August 1. Mr. Jeter, presi
dent of the Senate, will become governor.
Seuth Carolina will then have had three
governors in less than two years Hamp
ton, who resigned te go te the Senate,
Simpsen and Jeter.
It has new bccnautheritivcly stated that
Gen. Grant will return te Galena before
the 1st of August. He will there settle up
his affairs and then go te New Yerk, where
a position is open for his acceptance. He
is said te have refused the presidency of
the American branch of the DeLesscp's
canal company, with a salary of $23,000 a
Drowned in the Surf.
A distressing drowning accident eccured
at Manasquan river inlet yesterday by
which Themas Owens, twenty-three years
of age. of Philadelphia, lest his life, and
Miss. Emily Zimmerman, of Manasquan,
had a hair-breadth escape from a similar
fate and she still lies in an unconscious
state. Yeung Owens and Miss Zimmer
man, who were bathing in company, had
been by the strong spring tide forced out
beyond their depth, and neither being
able te swim could net regain the beach,
but called for help. A brother of the lady
went te her rescue and caught his sister as
she rose te the surface for the second time
and brought her ashore apparently lifeless.
He then returned te save Owens, but he
had sunk. Owens was in the employ of
the government as postal agent between
New Yerk and Seagrit, en the central rail
road of N. J. His body has net yet been
Hancock's Famous Order.
Norristown Herald, Rep.
Seme doubts have been expressed
whether General Hancock wrote the fa
mous order upon which the Democrats
base their claim that he is a statesman.
We de net see that this is a point of the
least importance. He signed it at all
The Keystone State WUl Support the Deme
cratlc Nominee Hancock the Pride
of Her People and the Idulef
R. Milten Speer, says te a Xew Yerk
Herald reporter : Hancock, first, carries,
net the solid Seuth, but every Southern
state, Xew lerk, Connecticut, JNew jer
sey, Indiana and California, with Pennsyl
vania, Illinois and Oregon, te say the very
least, debatable. But with the tide run
ning as it new is debate as te
Pennsylvania will seen end. Her
people have great state pride. Her sol
diers, as well as the soldiers of the Union,
love the very name of Hancock. The Re
publicans of Pennsylvania could have but
two issues first, the bloody shirt, and
second, the tariff. The first issue is elim
inated from the canvass by the nomination
of Hancock. He were the bloody shirt
when it cost one s life te wear it, and it
cannot be used new by men who
never heard the rear of cannon or
saw the flash of powder. As te the
second, General Garfield has declared re
peatedly that he is for protection for the
purpose of securing free trade, and se dis
tinguished have been his services in public
life for free trade that he has received the
unusual honor, for an American, of being
elected a member of the Cebdcn free trade
club, of England. Hence Hancock is ag
gressively strong in Pennsylvania with the
soldiers and in his appeal te our state
pride. He knew when te fight and fought.
When the war was ever he knew when te
quit. And he did quit. The machine Re
publicans of Pennsylvania were for Grant.
The independent Republicans were for
Blaine. Prier te his nomination there were
net a dozen Republicans in Pennsylvania
who ever dreamed of Garfield becoming
their candidate. Party drill may and
doubtless will bring the body of the party
te Garfield's support. But I predict that
in this contest the Republicans will lese
every ddubtful legislative and congressional
district in the state. Hancock is the
pride of our people and the idol of our
soldiers. He is stronger than the party,
and with the many declarations of promi
nent Republicans of their earnest and en
thusiastic support I cannot, and de net
doubt that the electoral vote of Pennsylva
nia will be cast for him by a decided ma
jority. GARFIELD'S SURRENDER.
A Clause in his Letter that Weke Up Camer Camer
on and Wen Conkling's Faver.
The cause of the flurry in Republican
circles turns out te be the character of
Garfield's letter, especially of that portion
of it which treats of the civil service. Gar
field has surrendered te the Grant crowd,
and he announced his surrender when he
said in his letter of acceptance : " With
out denrivinr anv officer of his right as a
citizen, the government should require him
te discharge all his official duties with in
telligence, efficiency and faithfulness. Te
select wisely from our vast population
these who are best fitted for the many of
fices requires an acquaintance far beyond
the reach of anyone mau, The executive
should, therefore, seek and receive the in
formation and assistance of these whose
knowlcdge of the communities in which
the duties are te be performed best quali
fies them te aid in making the wisest
The Grant men say that this brought
about the meeting between Cameren and
Jewell, and has led te an understanding
which, should Garfield be elected, insures
the control of the next administration by
the Giant crowd. Garfield hung the no
tice of his surrender en a civil service re
form peg, but it was plain enough te the
men who have been sulking in their tents,
and Cameren, ill though he is, hastened
te Washington te tell Jewell that he will
lead in the contest, which has new became
largely his own and his friend's. The
letter is regarded by the old Grant crowd
as a recall te power in the party. Net
only does Cameren wake up and show
signs of life, but Conkling gives up his
prospective European trip, and the old
third-term heads arc sticking up all ever
the political stage.
After receiving the assurances from the
Grant men that they would fight under
Garfield's banner new that they could con
trol hiin, Mr. Jewell turned his attention
te Mr. Hayes, and convinced that worthy
that he might as well abandon all pre
tences of enforcing civil service order Ne.
1, new that the Republican candidate had
dealt it a blew. The result of his visit te
Washington is therefore highly pleasing
te Jewell. His candidate has, by sur
rendering everything, secured the efforts
of the Grant men in his behalf, and Mr.
Hayes's troublesome and troubled con
science is at rest, and will no longer pre
vent assessments and generally partisan
management of the departments.
James T. Bingham, who was deputy
under Postmaster Hartranft, has been ap
pointed acting postmaster.
Mr. Robinson, proprietor of the Glade
Run tannery, Warren county, it is said has
offered te wager sjju.uuu tliat wen. nan
cock will be elected.
Girls are new among the most expert
burglars in the eastern cities and boroughs,
Easten has a number of these female burg
lars, who de their "jobs" very successfully.
A gentleman of the state of New Yerk,
whose name is withheld, has presented
Lincoln university, Chester county,
with $20,000 te endow a classical prefes
Antheny Maurer, a well-known resident
of Titusville, was drowned while swimming
at Newton's mill, live miles up Uil creek.
The body had net been recovered at nine
o'clock, when the latest advices were re
cieved. A young man in Sunbury took his horse
te the river the ether night te wash him.
After gamboling in the water some time
the horse and ruler came out en the snore,
when the horse started efl with his naked
rider, going several squares through Arch
Lightning struck the kitchen chimney
at the residence of Mr. Win. E. 1 nemas,
Norristown. The fluid descended into the
kitchen, breaking the range, demolishing
a stovepipe, and set en tire some paper
that was in the range, burning it and scat
tering it ever the room. A can of coal oil
en the range was net touched, while a
number of flat irons en the same article of
kitchen furniture were thrown about the
In accordance with the spirit of the deci
sien arrived at by the peace commissioners
the Democratic city executive committee
have named as their thirteen representa
tives en the campaign committee : Geerge
McGowan, James J. King, 1 nemas J.
Bargcr, Jehn Slevin, Lewis C. Cassidy,
Richard J. Lennen, William D. Kendrick,
R. A. Lukeus. Geerge R. Berrell, Jehn
Bobbins, ir.. Edward H. Floed, Samuel
Josephs and Themas McDonough. The
remaining eight members are te be selected
by the county committee.
A Medal te the 306 Grant Men.
Chauncv I. Fillev. the Missouri mera-
hrr of the national Republican committee.
is havinsr a medal struck off te be present
ed te the three hundred and six delegates
of the Chicago convention who voted ler
Gen. Grant for president te the last. The
medal is of the finest bronze, suitably in
scribed te the old guard en one side and
bearing en the ether the medalien of Gen.
Grant's head, surrounded by a wreath of
oak and myrtle with device en top separat
ing. The medal was suggested by Den
Cameren, who remarked te Mr. Filley
shortly after the convention that some
thing ought te be done te commemorate
the noble way Grant's friends had steed
COLD BLOODED ASSASSINATION.
A Bank Cashier Shet Dead by his Brether-
la-Law While Seated la a Justice's
Henesdai.e, Pa., July 16. The cashier
of the Merchants' bank, Henry W. Shouse
of Easten, was murdered in Henesdalc,
Wayne county, last evening. In company
with James W. Wilsen, the attorney of
the late Judge Jehn Shouse's estate, he
came te Honesdale in the morning and
after transacting considerable business
during the day he called, after sup
per, en James B. Eldred at his
office. While seated in an armchair
in the middle of the office at about
8J, with Mr. Wilsen seated en one side of
the office table and the justice en the ether
all engaged in friendly conversation, Ben
jamin K. Bortree, of Ledgedale, this coun
ty, a brother-in-law of Mr. Shouse, walked
in at the open deer. Without speaking,'
he stepped up te Mr. Shouse, and placing
the muzzle of a revolver at his temple,
fiied two shots in rapid succession. Mr.
Shouse fell ever in his chair without utter
ing a word. "Justice Eldred jumped up,
and, seizing the pistol, said : " What in
the world are you doing:'" Bortree
turned te the iusticc. wrenched the
pistol from his hand, and, plac
ing it te his breast, swore that if he
did net leave the office instantly he
would sheet him also. Mr. Eldred re
treated out of the deer, while Mr. Wilsen
made geed his escape through the back
deer. Bortree then returned te his pros
trate victim aud discharged another barrel
of the revolver at his head. Justice Eldred
again rushed into his office, and confront
ing Bortree, demanded the pistol, which
the murderer then surrendered, saying
Eldred had always been a geed friend of
his, and he would net harm him. He then
surrendered himself te the .justice, and
was taken te jail. On the way he said
Ihat he knew the consequences of his act
and supposed he would have te die for it ;
that the Sheuses had robbed hiin, and that
he did net regret the deed. The revolver
used was of large calibre, and was bought
in a hardware store here yesterday. Mr.
Shouse never spoke after being shot. A
doctor was immediately summoned, but
the wounded man was dying when he ar
rived, and only breathed a few minutes.
The tragedy was witnessed by two or
three persons who happend te be in front
of the office at the time. The murdered
man was a younger brother of the late
Hen. Jehn Shouse.
TUURMAN TO THE FRONT.
He Counsels the Democratic Kditurs of Ohie
te Get te Werk.
At a meeting of the editors of the Demo
cratic weekly papers at Columbus, yester
day afternoon, Senater Thurman spoke at
great length of the bright prospects, all of
which lorshadewed a brilliant victory ler
the Democracy this fall. In referring te
the nominations made at Cincinnati, he
said: " The ticket is a strong one, and
will be elected." He regarded General
Hancock as net only an able military chief
tain, but a man who had shown, by
orders and letters, that he was a states -man
as well. He was well entitled te be
called the here statesman, aud he would
give the country au administration that
would stand out in the history of the
country as one of the soundest
and most brilliant in all its
annals. The senator said the Democrats
should work during the campaign, net for
the purpose of reducing the Republican ma
jority merely, but witli a view of carrying
the state. He believed it could be car
ried, and was net in favor of giving up the
battle before it was begun. It had been
earned by the Democrats mere times
than by Republicans. He said General
Garfield had shown by his election te
the Senate and his nomination at Chi
cago that he was popular with the
politicians, but that he was popular
with the people, the speaker did net
believe. Hancock, he said, was popular
with the people everywhere, and would
give prestige te the Democratic campaign
in this state. The senator was especially
earnest in deprecating the consequences of
sweeping Republican majorities in Ohie.
He said a Republican victory in Ohie and
Indiana would mean, perhaps, the less of
New Yerk te the Democracy. He, there
fore, urged the utmost effort en the part
of the editors, remarking that the press
was mere powerful than the stump in the
Frem the Rochester Union und Advertiser.
Jehn Hancock was born in 1670, died in
1730 aged 80 years. He wis a minister at
Jehn Hancock was born in 1703, died in
1744, aged 41 years. He was a minister of
Braintrce, Mass., aud a son of the preced
ing. Jehn Hancock, LL. D., was born in
1737, died 1793, aged 30 years. He was the
first of the signers of the Declaration of
American Independence, a son of Jehn
Hancock, of Braintrce, and the grandson
of Jehn Hancock, of Lexington. He was
a native of Quincy, Mass., graduated at
Harvard college in 1734 ; member of the
Heuse of Representatives for Bosten in
17G6 ; president of the provincial congress
of Massachusetts in 1774 ; president of
continental congress in 1773 ; governor of
Massachusetts in 1780 te 1784 and 1787 te
Benjamin F. Hancock was a son of Jehn
Hancock, LL. D , signer of the Declara
tion of American Independence ; was a
lawyer at Norristown, Montgomery coun
ty, Pa., in 1828 ; was a member of the
Baptist church and superintendent of the
Winlicld Scott and Hilary Hancock, twin
brothers, and sons of Benjamin F. Han
cock, were born in Montgomery township,
Montgomery county, Pa., in 1824.
Hilary Hancock, twiu brother, is a law
yer at Minneapolis, Minn.
VETE1CAXS IN CAMP.
The Grand Army Heys Viewing the Scenes
of the Big llattle.
Gkttysiiure, July 1C The encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Republic of
Pennsylvania began at Gettysburg yester
day under the most favorable circum
stances and will continue one week. The
veterans upon their arrival were received
by Corporal Skelly pest, of Gettysburg,
aud as they marched through the streets
received a most cordial welcome for the
citizens. After partaking of a lunch at
Agricultural hall, prepared by the ladies
of the town, the veterans proceeded te
their camp situated en Cemetery hill op
posite the national cemetery.
Pests are present from Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Harrisbnrg, McKeesport,New
Castle, Danville, Alteena, Columbia,
Phillipsburg, Pert Carben, Norristown,
Phecnixville and ether places, numbering
in all about three hundred men. Large
asccssiens are expected te-morrow.
Among the officers present are Adjutant
General Vanderslice, Commander Chill
W. Hazzard, Assistant Quartermaster
Tayler, Assistant Adjutant General
Keester and Vice Commander Rese.
Many of the members are accompanied by
A Dead Here.
The colored man who was drowned at
Atlantic City, en the morning of the 14th
instant, while endeavoring te rescue the
boy Jeseph Wyndoep, of 1820 Columbia
avenue, Philadelphia, from drowning, has
been identified as Geerge White, and by
papers upon him it appears that he is from
Washington, D. C, and was at one time
servant te Mr. E. P. Gleasen, of 1432 Q
street, N. W., from whom he had a rec
ommendatien giving him an excellent
character. He was in this city in search
of employment. His funeral took place today.
. IiATkrfiT NIWB BY MAIL.
W. J. Wrighten, an English composer
of popular songs and ballads, is dead.
Rear Admiral Stephen D. Trenchard,
has been placed en the retired list from the
Fires are raging all along the line of the
St. Jehn and Maine and the European and
North American railways through te Mat
tawarakeag. Jessie Craig was burned te death in For Fer
est, Out., yesterday morning, while kind
ling a fire with coal oil.
Ex-Congressman Jehn B. Alley was se
riously injured by being thrown from a
carriage at Xahant. Mass., yesterday. One
of his hips was broken.
Jessie Craig was burned te death at Fer
est, Ontario, yesterday morning her clothes
igniting while attempting te kindle a fire
with coal oil.
The Republican congressional conven
tion of the Twelfth Indiana district, yes
terday nominated Rebert S. Tayler, of
Fert Wayne, for congress.
The British Heuso of Commens has dis
approved of placing the Xapoleen Memer
ial hi Westminster Abby by a vote et 101
A sixteen year old son of Abraham Pen
nington, of Pawtuckct, R. I., was killed
by lightning yesterday while standing in
the doorway of his frther's house.
Baseball, at Bosten Cincinnati, 4 ; Bos Bes Bos
eon, 0. At Worcester Cleveland, 5; Wor
cester 4 (fourteen innings). At Provi
dence Buffalo, 1 ; Providence, 0. At
Trey Chicago, G ; Trey, 2.
Captain Payne and twenty-two men,
trespassers in the Indian territory, were
arrested by scouts en the 14th instant.
They will be taken te Polecat Creek. Kan
sas, and turned ever te Colonel Robin Rebin Robin
seu. A severe dreuth has long existed in sev
eral portions of Seuth Carolina. Fer the
fust time in the history of that town water
is being sold en the reets of Camden, the
price being twenty-five cents per bucket.
A policeman named Malette was found
with his skull fractured, at the Ferry
street crossing of the New Jersey Central
railroad, in Elizabeth, N. J., en Thursday
meruiiig. It is new believed he was mur
dered by unknown persons.
The ship Edith Troop, of St. Jehn, X.
B., which sailed from New Orleans en the
23 of April for Calias, France, with a cargo
of 8,000 quarters of grain, has net yet ar
rived at her destination and grave fears
are entertained for her safety..
Sharks have apjiearcd in Bedford basin,
Neva Scotia. Warren Smith, the oars
man, while practising in his shell en Wed
nesday, was chased by a shark but es
caped being upset by getting into shallow
The schooner Duval, capsized en Lake
Michigan last week, was found and righted
yesterday. The bodies of the captain's
son and a seaman were found en the deck,
and it was believed the remainder of the
crew would be found in the cabin.
Very heavy rains fell en Thursday night
in the country around Petersburg, Va.,
and thence southward te North Carolina
line. All the streams, which had been
nearly dried up, are new filled, and the
drought in that scciien is new at an end.
At Shelbyvillc, Ind.. Geerge West was
fatally stabbed by Samuel Hunter. Beth
are negrees. They were dinking together
and quarreled ever a small amount of
money, when Hunter plunged a knife into
West's neck. Hunter escaped.
The report of Judge Advocate General
Dunn upim the Whittakcr case was read
te the secretary of war yesterday morning
by Colonel Barr. The reading occupied
nearly an hour, and the secretary will net
pass upon the recommendations for several
Philip Hammend was sunstruck at
Greenville, N. J , yesterday afternoon,
while onboard the schooner Wilsen and
died after being taken en shore before the
arrival of medical aid. The deceased lived
in Trenten, aud was half owner of the
A Santa Fe despatch says that en
Thursday night James Dunningan, a
policeman, becoming intoxicated, was ar
rested by Jese Antonie Griege. On the
way te the jail Dunningan asked te be let
off aud being refused fired, killing Griege
almost instantly. He was arrested.
At a ratification meeting in Frankfort,
Ky., Rebert Craig while leaning out of an
upper window received what is a possibly
fatal shot in the left side. Frank Redman
had an eye put out by a Reman candle and
an old man received the contents of a shot
gun in his back.
The general conference of the free Bap
tist churches of America commences at the
Weirs,N. II., July 20, continuing ten days.
Special significance will attach te the ses
siens, this being the centennial year of the
denomination. A large number of leading
minister of the faith will be present.
The intcr-cellegiatc four-eared race be
tween the Cernell, Columbia and Univer
sity of Pennsylvania crews was rowed en
Lake Geerge last evening, and was easily
wen by Cernell, the University being sec
end. Thcwuming time was 9:13; Univer
sity, 9:20 ; Columbia, 9:275.
During a severe thunder storm, at Han
over, N. II., yesterday, a whirlwind passed
ever the southeastern portion of the village,
doing great damage. Its course was from
southwest te northeast and its track a
little ever a mile wide. Trees and chim
neys were leveled, several houses were un
roofed, and one was partly demolished.
One man was injured by being caught in
the debris of a wrecked building ; three
ethers were injured by lightning, one se
verely. Marshal MacMahen Gloomy.
The Paris correspondent of the Pall
Mall Gazette, in a "letter describing the cer
emony at Longchamps, says : "Of all the
faces which became notorious or celebrated
in official life in the days when Bonapart
ism and moral order were paramount,
few showed themselves at the review.
One of the few was that of Mar
shal Canrebret. Anether marshal was ex
pected, and a place was reserved for him,
but he did net come te occupy it. One
scarcely likes te dwell en the causes of
his absence. Harrassed by creditors and
the reproaches of his old friends, and
aricved at the blew which has been inflict
ed en the order, he has become out of
sorts, and sees life in its gloomiest colors.
It is said that he attempted last week te
advance te a point from which Hamlet re
coiled, and that a sembre idea has taken
held of him. which is a cause of profound
anxiety and affliction te his family." The
correspondent alludes te Marshall
Delaware County Devastated by a Wind
A violent wind storm passed ever the
southeastern portion of Delaware county
yesterday afternoon. In Seuth Chester
thirty-live houses were unroofed and
seven partly completed dwelling houses
were blown down. Many trees were up
rooted and much damage was done te
barns in the country. A man named Beul-
den was nearly killed by a falling shutter
and another man was severely injured by
his stage being blown ever. The track of
the tornado was very narrow, taking a
northeasterly course and passing ever the
This morning the mayor had four drunks
before him, one was sent te jail for 15 days,
two for 10, and one for 5.
ANOTHER FATAL RAILROAD
A Teung Man lias Beth Legs Cut Off at
Last night a terrible railroad accident
occurred at Ephrata, in which Millard
Reist, son of Abraham H. Reist, liquor
dealer, of this city, was se badly injured
thaj he may lese his life. Mr. Reist left
this city en Thursday for the purpose of
trying te secure a situation in either Man
heim or Ephrata. He is a blacksmith and
felloe-maker by trade and had gene te
Ephrata te obtain employment in the
bending works. About 11:30 last night,
as is supposed, he attempted te beard a
freight train at the depot for the purpose
of riding te this city. In doing this
he fell and the cars ran ever him,
cutting one leg entirely off and terribly
crushing the ether. He was discovered
seen after the accident, and was carried
into the Mt. Vernen hotel, where Dr.
Lightnerand Dr. McCaa attended him.
The crushed leg was amputated, and it
was found that the left arm was dislo
cated. Immediately after the accident
word was .cnt te the father of the injured
man in this city. Upen hearing the news
he immediately started for Ephrata, where
he new is, attending te his son, who is ly
ing in a critical condition.
The injured man is about 24 years of
age and is well-known throughout the
city. He was married in February last,
and he and his wife resided with his father
en Seuth Queen street.
Died or his Injuries.
A telegram states that Reist died at 1:03
p. m. te-day.
Events Acress the County Lines.
Samuel Biglcr, an old printer, lumber
dealer, and ex-bank president died sudden
ly in Harrisburg yesterday afternoon.
Gov. Heyt yesterday evening signed the
pardon of Win. Keagle, of Harrisburg,
confined in the penitentiary for car robbery.
Keagle's health has completely failed him
and he is almost helpless.
Rev. C. Reimcnsnyder, of Lancaster, has
organized a Sunday school at Marshall's
school-house, near Fritztown, Berks cenn
Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague, with her
children, left her Washington residence a
week age, and after spending a day or two
at Harrisburg, are new sojourning at Dr.
Walter's Hygeian home, en the mountain
near Werncrsville, Berks county.
Mr. Edward Hamilton, the eldest citi
zen of Harford county, 3Id., died last Fri
day, at the residence of his nephew, James
K. Hamilton, near Fallston. lie was born
March 4th, 177C, and was consequently in
the 103th year of his age.
Seventy-five cadet engineers from the
naval academy arrived at Harrisburg yes
terday in the course of their annual trip.
They were taken te Stcelten in the aftcr aftcr aftcr
noeu and shown through the works of the
Pennsylvania steel company. They left
this morning for Philadelphia.
The Burial of Miss Dlller,
The body of Miss Elizabeth Lydia Diller
eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr. J. W. Dil
ler, who died from injuries received at the
burning of the Scawanhaka, was buried
yesterday afternoon from St. Luke's Epis
copal church, in Brooklyn, of which
her father, who perished upon the burn
ing beat, was for ever thirty years pastor.
Miss Diller was 40 years old and for many
years was her father's constant compan
ion. She gave up everything te devote
herself te her father. She assisted him in
his correspondence and pastoral duties.
Many years age her mother became ill and
feeble, and Miss Diller assumed the charge
of the family. Her self-sacrifice -for her
father's sake was known in St. Luke's par
ish before her heroic conduct in her efforts
te save him at the time of the disaster.
The church yesterday afternoon was filled
with friends of the dead lady. The ser
vices were conducted by the Rev. Gee. R.
Van De Water, rector of St. Luke's
church, and by the Rev. Dr. S. C. Thrall,
of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church,
Baltimore. After the usual services, the
bjdy was removed te Mount Olivet ceme
tery and interred beside the remains of her
HANCOCK, ENGLISH AND VICTOBV.
Meeting of Clubs The Sixth Ward in Line.
A large and enthusiastic meeting of the
Sixth ward Democracy was held in their
club room, Schiller hall, last evening. The
purpose of the meeting was te complete
the organization of the club and for mem
bers te sign the roll. President McGov McGev
crn presided, aud before opening spoke
briefly of the bright prospects for the for
mation of a club that would de honor te
our "common pause." Over seventy-five
signatures were put upon the roll of mem
bership, and after the transaction of a litlc
business of miner importance the club ad
journed te meet next Friday night.
It is said that a man named Bluemel,
residing somewhere in the southern section
of this city, a few days age hired his 9-ycar-eld
boy te a farmer in the country.
The boy became homesick before he was
away long and returned his home. When
he came back his father gave him a severe
whipping and ordered him from the house.
The boy left en last Wednesday and has
net been seen since.
Cew and Heg Struck by Lightning.
Yesterday a large walnut tree, en the
farm, situated near the railroad bridge
ever the big Conestoga, belonging te the
Malene estate, en which Jacob Gembe
resides, was struck by lightning. A cow
and a hog which were under the tree were
instantly killed, a bull was standing under
the tree alseand he was knocked down and
Voting for President.
On the Cape May excursion train,Thurs
day, a vote en the presidential question
was taken when the train was running be
tween Camden and Cape May. Isaac
Kauffman, of Mountville, one of the tell
ers, reports the vote as 347 for Hancock
and 217 for Garfield.
Bitten by a Deg.
Yesterday a little son of Geerge Wall
was bitten by a deg belonging te Herman
Miller, tinner, East King street. Mr.
Wall has brought suit against Mr. Miller,
before Alderman Dennelly, of the Seventh
ward, charging him with keeping a vicious
Changed the Signs.
Last night some joker changed the signs
of lawyers en Duke street. Seme of them
were nailed upside down, some were
found en the doers of brother attorneys,
and ethers were scattered around in such
a way that lawyers were scarcely able this
morning te tell where thefr offices were.
A Latter Frem C. F. Hoeker.
Webave received from Mr. O. F. Hoeker
late express messenger en the Frederick dil
vision of the Pennsylvania railroad, the fel
lowing letter in reply te a paragraph that
appeared in our paper, giving an account
of his arrest in Columbia for the embez
zlement of a package of money, and his
subsequent discharge :
Yerk, July 16, 1880.
Messrs. Edtters : In your paper of July
15. you stated that th'ere were several
packages of money, one of which was
never delivered, the fact is, te my recol
lection I signed for three packages en the
day mentioned in your paper, and one
package containing three hunureu tieiiar.
was missing ; but what became of it is
impossible for me te say, as there had been
several persons in the car that day, and
the package may have been picked up by
ene of them. I would also state that I
have net confessed te the taking, of the
package, as Ged only knows I am innocent
of it ; but I settled the case te make no
further trouble, net by giving bail, but by
paying the money down. Of course, the
money was lest in my possession for deliv
ery ; and, therefore, I was held responsi
ble for the same. I would net again take
a position for the Express cempauy at a
pay often dollars a month, as I have had
and be responsible, as I have been. I have
had some days as high as fifty thousand
dollars te carry for them, and never would
have thought of taking any amount, let
alone as small a sum as I have been charged
with. But I am innocent of the charge,
thank Ged. C. F. Hoekkr.
THE NEW SCHOOL HOUSE.
The Contract Awarded and Werk Begun.
The bids for the erection of the new
public school house, corner of Lime ami
Lemen streets, were opened by the prop
erty committee of the school beard a few
days age. They are as fellows :
Daniel McLaughlin $18 SW)
.7. A. Burger 19 381
Win Wohlsen 19 948
Wm. Henscl 22 423
Clement Erisman 19 967
Philip Dinklcburg 19 00'.)
The work was awarded te Daniel Mc
Laughlin, who entered into bends te have
the building finished by the first of 1 Jet-ember
next. The ground was staked off
yesterday under direction of the build
ing committee and the work of excavation
was commenced te-day.
The building will be after a plan by
F. L. Davis considerably mollified and
cheapened from the one originally ac
cepted by the beard. The principal alter
ations will consist in the elimination of thf
portico, tower and dormer windows, and
the substitution of wooden stairways fur
slate ones in the original plan, brick basts
instead of granite ; and wooden wiiule.v
sills instead of sills of Indiana stone.
Prof. Hall at Indiana, la.
Prof. Wm. B. Hall, late teacher of veral
music in the Lancaster public schools, ami
new holding a similar position in the State
normal school at Indiana, Pa., has return
ed te this city te spend his vacation, lie
is looking extremely well and is thoiough theiough thoieugh
Iy pleased with his new position at tl.
Indiana normal. He spetks of glowing
terms of the character of the people, of
their intelligence and cordiality, and is im
pressed with the aptitude which the pupils
of the school exhibit in their acquirement,
of musical knowledge. The commence
ment exercises took place en Monday even
ing, the 12th inst., and the newspaper 1 im
port especially notices the soles of I'rei.
Hall, aud says the accession of our towns
man te the corps of teachers has given a
very decided impetus te the cau.se ! vocal
culture net only in the normal, but
throughout the town.
We take the following complimentary
notice of Prof. Hull from the columns of
the Indiana Jfesxenyer : "Prof. W. i.
Hall, who has been instructor in vimmI
music at the normal, during the
session just closed, has given uni
versal satisfaction. The exhibition at the
normal en Monday night was the st long
est evidence en that point which could le
adduced. In addition te his duties at the
school he gave instructions te several
classes connected with our churches, ren
dering complete satisfaction. Should he
be here during the next session we tru.it
our school beard will employ him te give
a lessen or two each week in our public
schools. He understands his business ami
earns his money."
People Who Want te Keep Coel.
S. S. Spencer has gene te Ocean Beach.
Wilsen Jenkins, assistant district attor
ney of Camden, N. J., son-in-law of
Themas Baumgardncr,ef this city, with
his wife and family, is spending a few
days at Mr. Baumgardncr's house.
Philip D. Baker, esq., and Jehn II.
Barnes left this morning for Philadelphia,
from which place they sail for Bosten.
They expect te be gene a week or mere.
Bridal parties seldom go the seashore.
Remance cannot stalk around in bathing
dress and live.
The excursion te Ceney Island, en Mon
day, will be a cheap and delightful trip.
St. Jehn's Lutheran and Gotwald .Mis
sion Sunday schools, will held their annual
picnic at Lititz Springs, Thursday,.luly 22.
William A. Atlce, esq., and wife went
te Atlantic City te-day.
A. J. Steinman went te Leng Branch
This afternoon Jee Biggs, Benjamin
Shiudle, and Dr. Abraham Hitz, of the
New Era office, started for Atlantic City.
They will be absent about a week.
Vit.lt or Water Committee.
Yesterday the water committee visited
the reservoir and the city water works.
At the former place they found that the
work new in progress is being pushed for
ward rapidly and it will be completed by
August 1st. Owing te the heavy rain
there was no work being done by the men
except by a couple who were carrying out
The committee received the application
of Mr. Jehn Hartman te rebuild his ice
house which is te be larger than the old
one and will have a stone foundation
twenty feet high. The application was
held under consideration by the commit
tee. The waterworks were also visited and
everything was found in geed condition.
The dam was very full owing te the heavy
rain, and all the pumps were working.
There is a slight leak in the western side
of the dam breast, but the committee
were unable te make an examination of it
owing te the high water.
Funeral of Wm. Fetter.
William Fetter, the boy who was fatally
injured by a circular saw at his father's
planing mill en Monday, was buried
this morning. The funeral was largely
attended and the interment was made at
St. Jeseph's cemtery.