Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, July 22, 1880, Image 2',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
-'V (3 r. ? i- " i.'V , '
, ' y : -.'v-'-'r'.
' A-- - " -x .J ". L".
V ?S -w -Vl'!;. .V---"" " "
LANCASTER DAILY INTELUGEJSULH. THURSImY, JULY 22,1830.
THURSDAY EVENING. JUY 22, 1880.
Concerning ' Tendencies."
The accomplished editor of Harper's
Weekly, like his Republican contempora
ries of the Xalien, the Times, the Spring
Held Jtepuhlican and the Cincinnati Com
mercial., is much chagrined and embar
rassed by the tone of Gen. Garfield's let
ter of acceptance, which, instead of
strengthening, weakens the Republican
platform. In despair of being able te
find anything in the platform of the Re
publicans te commend their party te the
country in preference te the De
mocracy, and hopeless of discover
ing any weak point in the ar
mor of our candidate, Mr. Curtis,
like Secretary Schurz, falls back vaguely
upon the " certain tendencies' of Re
publicanism which entitle it te a fresh
lease of power from the peeple of the
country. He says : " The vital question
of the campaign is the comparative trust
of the country in the two parties. The
platforms of both are evasive and unsat
isfactory, but the history, the spirit, the
character and tendency of each are their
credentials te popular confidence or dis
trust." It seems te us that this presents
an issue which the Democracy can very
well afford te stand upon. In the long
run of a party's administration it must
be judged by the main results reached
through the direct influences of the gov
ernment, and it will fairly be held re
sponsible for all gross abuses of the pub
lic service arising under it and which it
fails te suppress. While it is true that
in the last twenty years the material
presiKjrity of the country has been large
ly enhanced, owing te the irresistible en
ergy of our people, the blessings of Prov Prev
ilcnc(',and the individual development of
evir great and varied resources, it is la
mentably true that within this period
there has been a marked decadence of
public virtue, and debasement of official
During the war period, when such
large opportunities offered for spoils and
when national exigencies could be cited
in justification of a subversion of the
written law, it was defended that pa
triotic zeal may have only outrun itself,
ami that time and the restoration of
calm reason would cure the ills into
which the frenzy of partisan fury
plunged the country. With peace,
however, only came further abuse
of power, worse subversion of the con
stitution and fresh spoliations of the
public treasury. And no better evidence
of the " character and tendency " of the
Republican party in the past fifteen
years can be found than in the fact that,
one by one, and each for some geed
cause, such leaders in it as Sumner,
Charles Francis Adams, Greeley, Curtin,
lleadly, Doolittle, Chase, .Seward?
Trumbull and Palmer fell off from it
ami quit its councils. The reconstruc
tion measures, devised simply te per
petuate party rule, the plunder of the
treasury by the multitudinueus rings
that grew and fattened under Grant, the
abuse of the civil service and the boss
system that has imposed " machine ''
rule upon every great state, illustrate in
fallible tendeneieseftlie Republican party
which no two men have cried out against
mere clamorously thanSchurx. and Curtis,
while they have utterly failed te show
wherein further continuance of a Repub
lican administration offers any premise
Hnriicfs V,ckhi admits that in his
letter of acceptance Garfield has yielded
te the worse element of his parly. As
the extremities of his campaign approach
he will be compelled te make greater
concessions and te incur larger obliga
tions. He is a weak and irresolute man,
who cannot withstand the demand that
these obligations be fully met, and under
his administration the tendencies which
Republicanism has developed of late
years would have free scope te work
themselves out .
It is t;ue, as the New Yerk Herald
suggests, that there has been a great deal
of enthusiasm and effervescence ever
the opening of the Democratic cam
paign. But it is net true, as it seems te
intimate, that there has been, or will be
any the less determination en the part of
these having the campaign -in charge te
make it lass effective in the way of
organization en this account. It is true
that the formation of clubs, the flying
of banners, the raising of poles and
decoiatien with badges constitute the
less essential work of political organiza
tion. Vetes count en election day and te
secure them the circulation of sound
newspapers and documents, the registra
tion of voters and the payment of taxes
are the most important matters te be
looked after in the early stages of the
canvass. Any failure te give proper
heed te these will be fatal, and any delay
of them beyond the proper time will be
irreparable. Neglect of them will be
inexcusable in these whose duty it is te
attend them. Rut a liberal amount of
enthusiasm pervading the rank and file
will net. hinder this work, but rather
help it along. The froth is net the body
of the wine it is true, but lively effer
vescence is generally a geed sign that the
liquor is net fiat.
We are glad te sec the party animated
by lively hopes of winning, and if it has
required this te heal breaches and cement
divisions, it is none the less gratifying
that they have been closed. Thus far in
the campaign the party in the first two
states of the Union has perfected its or
ganization, closed up its ranks, silenced
all discord and resolved upon common
action in a common cause. It required
some sentimental feeling te de this, but
nevertheless, it has been done and there
will be no lack of hard work from new
en te de what remains te be accomplish
ed. TriE gutters en Ease Lemen street
where it cresses Lime are in a dangerous
and disgraceful condition. The city
could be indicted for maintaining a nui
sance in their present condition and will
be lucky if it does net seen have te pay
damages for accidents occasioned -by
them. A trench across the stieet could
hardly be less of an obstruction te safe
Mere deaths reported from Philadel
phia occasioned by lockjaw resulting
from wounds by toy pistols en the
Fourth of July, establish the fact that
there is something peculiarly destructive
in the cartridge used in these death deal
ing playthings demanding their banish
ment from the household.
The New Yerk Democratic state com
mittee appointed a committee of five te
protect the right of franchise of all lcually
naturalized citizens and resist and expose
interference of federal elucers in such con
Haiu'Er's Weekly has made the
astounding discovery that "the Re
publican party was the party of
the principles which General Hancock
announced in his Louisiana order. 1 Ie was
relieved at his own request, net because
he enforced these principles, but because
he was believed from his conduct net te
be in sincere sympathy with them."
Ai.Kiiim C'aki.ix went te Australia in its
early days, engaged in stock breeding, be
came a magnate at Wagga Wagg, and re
cently died a bachelor leaving four million
dollars. New it is found that his sole Ileit
is his nephew, young Win. .1. Caiiin, of
Philadelphia, who is about te " prove prop
erty and take possession." Yeung man.
go West, and don't step until you get te
Dip Secretary Schurz say anything se
stupid as that if the presidency was, like
a sword or line horse, te be a gift te victo
rious soldiers, General Sherman and Lieut.
General Sheridan had better claims te the
office than Hancock, who is only a Majer
General ? Mr. Schtirz, who is himself for
eign born, ought te knew that he has
about as much chance of becoming presi
dent as Lieutenant General Sheridan, who
is a native of Ireland.
One P. A. Morten, of Wisconsin, having
announced his intention te vote for Gar
field because Hancock was a rebel, some
of the Republican papers are claiming
Morten under a different name, day after
day, as a gain. One enterprising Radical
contemporary has already announced the
following converts in Wisconsin : P. A.
Morten, A. P. M'Orten, M. A. P. Orten,
P. A. M'Orten and A. M. Porton. It is
the same man everytimc.
Jay Geci.p has mere frankness than his
editor of the Iribune, as he is reported te
have freely expressed the opinion that
Hancock and English will be elected ; that
Arthur leads down the Republican ticket,
and, aside from that, the Democrats are
thoroughly united en Hancock and Eng
lish. " I have no hope of carrying New
Yerk, and I believe that as gees New
Yerk se will also go New Jersey at least,
and Connecticut probably." Mr. Gould
also ventured the remark that the Repub
lican "machine"' had already practically
abandoned the presidential fight and
would concentrate its efforts upon carrying
the various state legislatures, with the
obvious purpose of controlling the United
TiiETitusvillc World is authority for a
startling exposure of the moral turpitude
of the Prohibition candidate for president.
It has learned that Mr. Neal Dew was
through that country, during the flush
days of Oildem, and organized a stock
company, called the Temperance Petroleum
Bonanza associatien.with a capital stock of
seven million dollars and seventy-five cents,
After getting all the capital in his pocket,
excepting the seventy-five cents, he kissed
his fingers te the Oil Region and opened a
saloon in Guernsey township. Twe days
after the formal opening of his dive, he
sent a boy back'aftcr the seventy-five cents.
It is needless te state that the ducked and
plundered stockholders roasted the young
man alive. The same veracious journal
has ascertained that the Grccnbackcrs
have made a grave mistake in nominating
their man Weaver for the presidency.
"General Weaver, wc all remember,
passed through here in 1865 and gathered
a bottle of crude petroleum from the sur
face of Oil Creek. This he took te a mon men
astry in Michigan, and representing him
self as a holy friar, sold it te the Sisters of
Mercy for hair oil."
Mr. Stickxey, secretary of the Ute
commission has died of typhied fever after
an illness of a few days.
If Gen. Gkant votes for Gaifield it will
be the first time he ever cast a vote for a
Republican presidential candidate.
Sectary Suekmax in his summer trip en
the United States revenue cutter has reach
ed Fortress Menree. In November he will
pilot it up Salt river.
Yesterday Capt. Gee. P. Sp-kexeer re
ceived from Gen. St. Clair A. Mulhelland,
McCIellan's chief aid-dc-camp, a beautiful
blue silk Hancock badge as a token of re
spect from the veterans of the army of the
Chairman Jeweij.'s friends say that he
is nut a candidate for United States sena
tor, but that he will be postmaster general
when Garfield is elected. An appointment
like this would make it very pleasant for
the Grant crowd.
The nomination of James II. Hepkins
for Congress in the Twenty-second district
by the Democrats is one of the political
events that are certain te happen. There
is no opposition te him and it is possible
that the Grccnbackcrs may indorse him,
or at least net make any nomination
Rack at Werk.
The Reading hardware company opened
their Tenth street foundry yesterday, and
about forty of the molders, who have
been en a strike since the 10th of March
last, went te work. This foundry has been
closed up from that time until the present.
The strike ended from tlie fact that the
strikers were no longer able te obtain aid
from Philadelphia molders who have
been assisting them. The hardware com
pany give notice that no man connected
with the Molders' Protective association,
Knights of Laber, or any ether organiza
tion detrimental te the interests of the
company, can obtain work. . Eighty or
ninety of the striking molders have ap
plied for work at the company's terms.
The Truth Fer Once.
Lancaster Examiner, adv.
Our next president and vice president :
HON. W. H. ENGLISH.
Yerk County aa Seen by Lancasterlan.
Fer the Intelliekbckr.
We are proud, and justly toe.of the repu
tation of our county (Lancaster) ; but is
there net a disposition sometimes te un
derrate adjoining counties en our part?
Lancaster has long enjoyed the proud po
sition of the leading county in the Union
(a distinction by the way that means a
great deal), but we must net shut our eyes
te the fact that some of the counties which
we as well as (he people of these coun
ties themselves have considered many
years behind us in point of improvement
have dovelejicd rapidly during the last
score of years. Notably among these is
Yerk county, or mere iarticularly south
ern Yerk county, as it a well known fact
that the central part has ever enjoyed an
enviable reputation en account of agricul
tural worth. Repeatedly during the past
few years have we heard the remark of
surprise at the crops an well as the general
appearance of the farms in this end of the
county. A trip through a portion
of it a short time age confirm
ed my former geed opinion. Tak
ing the read from MeCall's Ferry te
Catchclville we observe that the farms
bordering en the river give evidence of
being equal in fertility te similar farms
en this side of the river. Passing
beyond these farms the appearance still
indicates decided improvement and fertility
until you reach Centreville, or the
"Jack" as it is generally called. Wc
found corn almost as geed as Lancaster
county. Tobacco much better than it is
en the read from the Buck te Lancaster
city. The finest fields of the weed up te
this point were ou the farms of men by
the name of Jehnsen and Themas Neily,
both of which are excellent and will make
fine yields if the season continues favorable
a few weeks longer. After passing Centre
ville the soil is net as geed for two or
three miles, but seen after passing the
narrow gauge railroad the appcarance
again improves. Fine farms, geed build
ings ami geed crops are seen en every
"hand. Frent 30 te 35 bushels of wheat
te the aero is the current talk
among the farmers of this locality. To
bacco en the Colgan or Hinkston farm
(new owned by England and McSparran)
is geed, while en the farms of Jehn Wil Wil
eon, Jehn Pyle and Matthew Kilgore in or
near Gatchelvillc, the tobacco is superior.
This same spirit of enterprise and im
provement prevails throughout the south,
em end of the county. Frem a candid
standpoint we must admit that great ad
vancement has been raade through this
locality within the last ten years. Seme
of our tobacco dealers would de well te
leek after the weed in that section as the
growers there are realizing the importance
of the crop and are determined net te be
out-done by ethers in bringing it te per
fection in every particular. J. G. M.
liATlfiST NEWS BY MAIL.
The American Atolegical and Ophthal Ophthal
meligical societies are holding their annu
al sessions at Newport, R. I.
J. B. Livingston, Hudsen River railroad
agent at Highland, N. Y., was struck by
an express train and killed.
Charles De Boveisc, a brakeman en the
Erie railroad, fell from a train and was
killed at Chester.
Henry C. Burd threw himself under a
train at Nyack, N. Y., and was se muti
lated that he cannot recover.
Geerge Lewe, a farmer near Pakenham,
Ont., lest his life en Monday night while
trying te secure seme grain from a burn
Patrick S. Wayne confesses that he and
Herace Exner murdered Henry Page at
Montezuma, N. Y., eight years age. Re
morse led te the confession. Beth parties
have been arrested.
In the Vermont Democratic state co--ventien
te-day Hen. Edward T. Phillips
will lie nominated by acclamation for
governor. Fer lieutenant governor and
treasurer the choice is still uncertain.
Baseball: At Worcester Chicago 4,
Worcester 1. At Bosten Bosten 4, Cin
cinnati 2. At Trey Cleveland 3, Trey 1.
At Springfield National 1, Hep Bitters
2. At Providence Providence G, Buffalo
3 (fifteen innings.)
Stephen Briard, a well known and re
spected citizen, committed suicide by
hanging himself by a halter te a rafter in
his barn at Hebartsville, N. J. Briard was
sixty years of age and a widower, living at
home "with two unmarried daughters. His
family can assign no cause for the act.
In Galien, Ohie. T. A. Phillips, superin
tendent of divisions centering there of the
New Yerk, Pennsylvania and Ohie rail
road, was shot and severely wounded by
Peter Ackcrman, who had been discharged
from the services of the company for
Mary Isabella, twenty-two years of age,
daughter of Samuel McQuaid, residing at
Celdcnham, N. Y., attempted te light a
fire with kerosene, when the can of oil
exploded, and she was fatally burned. Her
father, a sister and a hired man also re
ceived burns in their efforts te save her.
While enveloped in flames she ran wildly
about the house which took fire in several
In the Missouri Democratic state con
ventien yesterday, ex-Governer Charles
B. Jehnsen, of St. Leuis, was appointed,
temporary chairman and Majer J. O.
Fewles, of Jeffersen City, secretary. After
appointing the usual committees the con
vention took a rcceess until 2 p. m. The
majority report en credentials was adopted
after a long discussion, and at 11 p.m.
the convention proceeded te organize per
manently. Seme of the Norwich, Conn., papers
having published sarcastic articles upon
the conduct of Mr. Webster Park, a mem
ber of the county bar, he became angry
and visited the composing room of one
of the offending journals. The editors
being absent, Mr. Park seized one of the
forms of the paper and dashed it from its
slab te the fleer, knocking it into about
two bushels of " pi." He next emptied a
full case of fine type upon the heap of de
struction. General Gonzales has been elect
ed president of Mexico, by a large
majority. An abortive attempt was
made en the 13th iust. in Guanajuato
te sheet Gonzales. While he was en a
balcony rccieving an ovation, seme pet-son
in the crowd fired a shot. Mr. Boche, who
was also en the balcony, and a servant
who was crossing the room were wounded.
A pronunciamente is reported in the Sier
ras of Puebla, arising from the election
squabbles. If the report is true the situa
tion there is very serious.
Mrs. Armoure. a grass widow, was ..
rested in Vineland yesterday en suspicion
of having poisoned her three-year-old boy
with Paris green. The woman s statements
in regard te the matter are contradictory,
and it is remembered that a little child of
hers died under queer circumstances about
three months age, which strengthens the
suspicion that there is foul play. It is said
Mrs. Armoure has conceived a love for a
physican. The little boy was taken te a
physican by the repentant mother herself,
antidotes were administered and his life
was saved. An investigation is in progress.
MISS BUKKKTT FOCND.
llew Circus Mra Kidnapped nd Airmailed
Her The Yeung Ulrl Returun te
tier Friends In Deplor
Saleme Burkctt, the young girl who was
kidnapped by four men belonging te
Boyd fc Pctcrs's circus at Shanksville, in
Somerset county, has been found. S. C.
Peters, A. D. Davis, II. Marks and Clark
Wfce, the men charged with the crime,
had a hearing before Judge Han ten at
Grecnsburg. Miss Burkctt wa.s put ou
the stand and was examined by A. H.
Coffroth, who acted as the girl's "counsel.
Miss Burkctt said that she was at the
show at Shanksville ou Tuesday, the 13th
iust. ; at two o'clock in the afternoon,
when the show was out, she statted
te go home ; a showman met her by the
church and asked her te go back ; she told
him she did net want te go back he
then took held of her and dragged tier
back ; she was at the show till night ; she
then started te go home with some neigh
bors ; at the deer she was met again by
several showmen ; she was carried back,
thrown down, ami they all violated her ;
they afterward put her in the ticket wagon
and took her te Jenncr Cress Reads, and
en the way one of them, who stayed in the
wagon with her. assaulted her ; at .Tenner
she tried te get away front them, but was
prevented ; live of them took her te me
weeds and again assaulted her; after tlii-
she has no recollection of anything that
happened : did net knew that she was at
Ligeuier, or hew she get there ; did net
k tow hew she get back te Sbmersrt. Hem
the prosecution asked a postponement f
the hcariii!! en account et the sad cendi
tien of the witness. Mr. Coffroth in ask-
in;; a postponement said that this wan eik
of the most heinous and revolting crimes
ever perpetrated in this section. After
remarks .by counsel for the defense the
jndge continued the case until the 30th of
Rumors were rife yesterday that the
girl was found dead in Indiana county. It
appears that after the prisoners found her
father was aner her at Ligonier tliey leek
her across the mountain, and she found
her way te Somerset in a most deplorab'e
condition. At seme places she was seen
wandering along the read scattering sand
or going listlessly through fields, hlie at
last fell into kind hands, who took her te
Somerset and sent her home. She has no
remembrance what happened te her or
what was done te her after she was put in
a tent at .Tenner Cress Reads. The
prisoners were remanded into the
custody of the sheriff. The girl
recognized each of the four men in custody
as the parties whom she saw with the
show, and who had assaulted Iter, liie
case will be ferreted out te the bottom
Miss Burkctt is a pretty little country
girl and will be fourteen 5'cars old in fJc
cember. She was plainly dressed, but
seemed net te be in condition te give her
testimony. She gave her account in
low. weak voice. The most intense
indignation prevails in Grecnsburg,
and threats of lynching the offenders are
l'KOORESS OFTIIK CAMPAIGN.
t heering Signs of Democratic Activity.
Thcie is reported te be much feeling in
Ohie among the Republicans ever Jehn
Sherman's defeat at Chicago and great
bitterness en that account is manifested by
Sherman's friends against Hayes, r estcr,
Garfield and Dcnnisen. Hayes put the
bee Inte Garfield s bonnet and Sherman's
friends charge that it was with this idea
uppermost in his mind that Garfield
reached Chicago as the confidential friend
of Secretary Sherman, and as such in
trusted with the management of
his campaign. Frem the moment
Garfield lauded in Chicago he planned
te make himself the nominee instead of
the man he went there ostensibly te serve.
His speeches and movements were all
made with the view of making Garfield,
aud net Sherman, the central figure of that
convention. 1 fence, when lie succeeded :n
accomplishing his purpose, the first sen
tence he uttered after his nomination was
made manifest was : " My Ged ! will
Jehn Sherman think I have betrayed
The Herald says that Jehn F. Smyth,
leader of the Grant Republicans is Albany,
N. Y.. says he is out of politics and will go
pIeasurmgter the season, lie adds: "inee
who nominated Mr. Garfield may elect him.
As for me I will vote the ticket and that's
all. I'm out of politics." Twe of Smyth's
strongest henchmen talk in exactly the
same way, and bet money en Hancock's
election. Very recently a ltcpueiican state
officer coming up from New Yerk en one
of the night beats offered te bet $500 that
Hancock would be elected. His offer was
The Hancock campaign in Northern
Pennsylvania opened in Milferd, Pike
county, last night with speeches by Hen,
D. M. Van Aukcn, Johe W. Lyen. Hen.
II. P. Ress, of Norristown, and Hen. S.
S. Cox. An immense banner was raised,
bands marched through the town, and a
great mass meeting was held, of which
the speech of Mr. Cox was the feature.
The Ohie Democratic state convention
meets in Cleveland te-day. There is no in
tention en the part of the Democratic
leaders of abandoning the contest in Oc
tober because Ohie is Garfield's state. In
late years they have carried the state
eftcner than the Republicans. Three
years age, Bishop, Democrat, was elected
by 23,000 majority. Fester's majority a
year age was 17,000, but the Democrats
believed that he stretched the Republican
vote te its utmost and that it will be easy
te pull the majority down te small figuics,
if net te extinguish it.
Complete harmony has been effected in
the Democratic organization in Philadel
phia, and at the conference of the New
Yerk state politicians, yesterday, it was
represented that entire harmony new pre
vails in everj' portion of the state and all
are confident of victory.
Geerge Green, a rig builder, employed
at a well in Oil valley, was instantly killed
by a huge smoke stack falling upon him.
After much hesitation the governor has
at last appointed Mr. Themas J. Powers te
be coroner for Philadelphia in the place of
the late Dr. Gilbert.
Telephonic communication is being made
between the residence of Judge Black at
Breckie and a number of points in the
borough of Yerk.
At the reunion of vetcransj in Maueh
Chunk, Jesiah Connelly had his eyesight
desrreyed and arm shattered by the pre
mature discharge of a cannon.
Flera Wcis, about 30 years old, residing
with her parents near Grecnsburg, died
from the effects of poison, which she had
taken te prevent the disclosure of her hav
ing loved net wisely but tee well.
Dr. Hawley, of Phccnixville, has new
under his care a young married woman,
aged 22 years, who gave birth en Saturday
last te a male child just four months after
the birth of a female child.
The Grand Army encampment was vis
ited at Gettysburg yesterday by Jenkins'
pest, of Hanover, and Dennisen pest, of
AVbedbury, Md., with a portion of Wilsen
pest, of Baltimore, and about 400 excur
sionists from Baltimore.
Geerge Longabough, of Pottstown, dis
covered two young wrens joined together
like Siamese twins by a small ligament at
the side one of the birds being alive and
the ether dead. He cut them apart with
a knife and the bird is new thriving, but
it will never be able te fly or walk, as one
wing and one leg are joined together iu a
way that must prevent it.
Jehn Jehnsen, a Swede, was found dead
in front of Hahn's saloon, in Centreville,
Elk county. Jehnsen attempted te pacify
a couple of Germans who were fighting
and both turned upon Iitm. An ueur or
two after he was found dead. One physi
cian testified that Jehnsen had broken his
neck in a fall. Other physicians were
called and the found that Jehnsen had been
stabbed under the left cheek by a long in
strument which had severed the jugular
vein and from which he bled te death in
ternally. THE TUNN'EI. DISASTER.
'1 wetity-eue Human Liven Loet.
By the caving in of the portion of the
temporary entrance of the Hudsen river
tunnel, at the feet of 15th street, Jersey
City, early yesterday morning, 21 iicrsens
lest their lives. There were 28 men iu the
tunnel when the accident occurred and of
these seven rushed into the air-lock and
cscatted. The ethers were instantly killed.
When the reef gave way a large volume of
water rushed m, filling the tunnel and
working shaft. A large force of men was
immediately set te work te dig down te
the shaft in order te recover the bodies.
It is thought that the bodies cannot be
reached before Saturday.
The night shift of twenty-eight men
went en duty at midnight, under the
direction of Assistant Stieiititendeut
Peter Woodland, and commenced work
en the brick wall of the arch, about
twenty-five feet above the bottom of the
shaft, which is sixty-five feet deep and
thirty-live feet in diamcicr. The main
arch of the tunnel runs out from the shaft
about, thirty feet, where it opens into the
two distinct arches which are te form the
tunnel. The point at which the accident
occurred was at the connection of the iron
plates with the brick walls of
the working shaft, forming the reef,
which fell in and allowing the two walls
te collapse, permitted a rush of
water, which immediately Heeded the
cave. As the work progresses, the walls
of the opening are lined with heavy sheet
iron plates, the walls.being previously sup
ported by heavy timbers, which are remov
ed te give place te the iron plates. Te as
sist this support compressed air is employ
ed, with a pressure 1? pounds te the square
inch, and it has been necessary te watch
this very closely, and te till up with
silk any openings through which the
air might escape? There is a system of
airlocks te retain this compressed air,
which is also used te force back through
pipes accumulations of mud or water. It
is supposed that from seme negligence at
the time of shifting, the air-lock was net
properly fixed, and this sustaining power
being removed, the superincumbent mass
crushed in a few feet from the waste-lock
between the men at work under the river
and the workers near the lock.
These latter, eight in number, rushed
into the air-lock and out of the opposite
deer, reaching the steps which lead out te
the working shaft. The opening of this
deer caused a draft which closed the
ether deer, and the water following the
air, poured in aud submerged the workers
below, of course, drowning them instantly,
An attempt was made at once te pump
the water out of the caisson, but with lit
t Ie c fleet, and it could net under any cir
cumstances have rescued the unfortunate
victims had it been successful.
The statement of a survivor, Stephen
Van Nostrand, is te the following effect :
" I was at work near the cast end of the
waste lock and in the west end of the tun
nel. It was about 4:30 o'clock that I heard
the holts snap Jand the braces give way.
At the same time I felt a rush of air in my
face. I started back with seven of the men
who were near me, and ran into the waste
lock. The air pressure crowded the deer
shut at the cast end. At first it was
blocked by a joist, which we pull
ed out, aud then the deer slammed te.
The lock has doers at both ends and glass
dead-eyes te admit the light. Through
the dead-eyes wc could see the men inside
the tunnel. The water was fast rushing
in. Peter Woodland, the city assistant
superintendent, steed at the deer outside
the waste lock, which was stationary. It
would net meve with us without knock
ing out the dead-eyes. This would
be fatal te the men outside, as the
water would rush in aud drown the
men in an instant. Woodland knew this,
but steed at the deer. His face was ghast
ly white and he realized the terrible dan
ger. He said te me : " Tem ! Quick !
Burst the dead-eyes aud de what you can
for us." I knew it was death te us all if I
did net, se I obeyed the order.
As the glass broke the air rushed
in aud the waste lock shot out
into the main shaft, leaving the men te
drown, as the space occupied by the
shaft filled with water in an instant. We
were wholly stripped of our clothes when
we crawled out. I heard the rush of the
water at our back. It filled in fast, but
the obstructions kept tt back long enough
for us te escape from the main .shaft. It
was all we could de te save ourselves.
Woodland was standing in water up te his
waist when I last saw him. It was sure
death, and I had te knock out the dead
eyes, as I told yen. He knew as well as I
that it was all ever with them. I shall
never forget the leek en his face or the
sound of his voice as he told us te save
ourselves, though the very act was te in
sure his death. "
A Floed Needed.
There are from 30,000,000 te 50,000,000
feet of legs in the river between Leck
Haven and Keating, nearly all of which,
it is believed, can be brought in upon a
half flood. As seen as thcre is a two feet
flood in the river a ferce of two hundred
men and twenty teams will be employed
with a view of driving the legs promptly
through te the boom. It is believed that
they can run them te Leck Haven in three
days after starting.
Jnmes Wiley Dies Frem Apoplexy.
This morning James Wiley, aged 32 years,
died suddenly at his home en West King
street, near Bicker's brewery, Mr. Wiley
was employed as a driver by Capt. Geerge
II. Sprcngcr, beer and ale bottler, and was
at work as usual yesterday. He ate his
supper and went te bed ; he complained of
net feeling well and he awoke this morn
ing about four o'clock. He arose from
bed at that hour and as he did se be fell ;
his wife assisted him back te bed, seen
afterward he became unconscious
and died about seven o'clock.
Corener 3Iishlcr impaneled a jury this
forenoon, who, accompanied by Dr. Comp Cemp Comp
ten, viewed the remains of the deceased.
A verdict of apoplexy was rendered.
Mr. Wiley was for years in the employ
of J. A. Sprenger. He has complained of
late te his wife at different times of net
feeling well. He leaves besides his wife a
family of several small children.
On Tuesday afternoon Harry Geed, a
young son of Nathaniel Geed, living en
the farm of Benj. Keener, near Gcyer's
mill, tramped en a grass scythe, cutting a
deep gash in the sole of his right feet from
the heel forward, and almost severing the
The Mount Jey Star says: "Along
the Chiqucs creek, several miles north of
town, blackberry stalks appear te grew te
an immense height, as persons were seen
mounted en the top of a twenty feet lad
der in picking the berries. "
A REMINISCENCE OF LAXCASTEK.
What Occurred -Mere 'Twenty Years Age.
CeJ. Ferney in hl3 Progress.
It is exactly twenty-four years age, al
most te a day, since James Buchanan re
ceived the committee apprising him of his
nomination as the Democratic candidate
for president by the Cincinnati convention,
and, as I was one of the fortunate persons
present, I have a distinct remembrance of
the individuals and incidents, all keenly
recalled by a similar demonstration which
took place at Governer's Island en Tues
day last, July 13th. At the time James
Buchanan was notified that he had been
chosen as the nominee of a great party,
Winfield Scott Hancock was a young offi
cer in the quartermaster's department at
St. Augustine, Fla., iu the thirty-third
year of his age. He is new iu his fifty-
seventh, placed in the same position eccu
pied by James Buchanan of Pennsylvania,
iu July of 1836.
When we were all assembled at Wheat
land te de honor te our nominee, he had
just passed his sixty-fifth year, and never
had any statesman a brighter future.
Among these present were the committee
itself, headed by Jehn K. Ward, of Geor
gia, new a lawyer iu high practice at the
New Yerk bar, and Hen. Alexander Gal
latin Brown, of Mississippi, recently dead,
Mr. Forsyth, of Missouri, 3Ir. Preston, of
Kentucky, Henry Hibbard, of New Hamp
shire (since dead), Governer Manning, of
Seuth Carolina(Hiiicedcad), Colonel Rich
ardson, of Illinois (since dead), and Gov Gov
ereor Lawrence, of Rhede Island, who is,
I believe, still living. Among ethers pres
ent at the same time were Governer Perter
of Harrisburg, dead ; Hen. It. S. McGraw,
state treasurer, dead ; Colonal William
Rice, of Pennsylvania, dead ; James L.
Reynolds, of Lancaster, dead ; Geerge
Sanderson, esq., of the Lancaster Ixtf.li.i
GENCF.it, dead ; William B. Fordney, still
living at Lancaster, and the writer of this
After the presentation of the nomina
tion fifteen persons sat down te a sumptu
ous dinner, specially prepared by the cele
brated Augustine, of Philadelphia. Mr.
Buchanan was a gracious and-graceful
host, and the occasion was made auspi
cious net simply by the flattering signs of
the times, but by the bright and brilliant
men who surrounded him. I was tee ill te
partake of the festivities, but I shall never
forget the beauty of the season, the wit of
these accomplished statesmen, and the
deep interest they excited throughout
the whole region by their admirable
speeches in support of the favored
son of Pennsylvania iu the evening, iu the
old market-house in my native town.
Never was there a mere auspicious occa
sion, never was a great party mere thor
oughly organized, and never was their
candidate mere at case and mere consci
entious in the purpose te discharge his
duties te the country.
There is something mero than a coinci
dence in these two presentations, the one
in Wheatland, Lancaster county, Pennsyl
vania, and the ether at Governer's Island,
New Yerk. General Hancock is net only
a Pennsylvanian, but his friends and his
father's friends were also very strong sup
porters of James Buchanan. He was born
net mere than three hours' distant from
the place where James Buchanan died, anil
he was made a cadet at West Point while
Buchanan was a senator in Congress
A Nocturnal Vlxlt te the Waterworks.
Last evening Win. II. Stchmap, engineer
at the city water works, was made the re
cipient of a pleasant surprise, at his resi
dence near the city mill, the occasion being
his 44th birthday anniversary. About 9
o'clock in the evening, net less than thirty
couples of his friends, principally from the
Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth wards dreve
up in carriages te his 'rcsidence, and en
alighting gave three reusing cheers for
Hancock. The baskets of geed
things with which they came laden were
transferred quickly te the larder and the
the visitors took possession of the house.
After Mr. Stchman had recovered from
his surprise at the unexpected visitors and
received the congratulations or his friends
the party moved te the water house and
took possession of the large room in rear
of the Birkinbine pumps. A grand prom
enade was had, sets were formed, and te
the enlivening music of Ripple's string
band the party tripped it iu the merry
dance until about half-past 11 o'clock, by
which time an elegant spread had been
prepared, the tables being set in Mr,
Stchman's parlor. After the collation, the
party reassembled in the mill, and kept up
the dance till near 2 o'clock, when they
returned te the city delighted with the
Milts in Slander.
This morning Dr. N. Lewin. of West
King street, commenced an action in slan
der against Albert Rescnstein. He makes
affidavit that Rescnstein circulated false
and defamatory stories about him charg
ing him with thievery and with drugging
and outraging young girls who called at his
office for medical advice, thus injuring him
te the extent of $10,000. Resenstein was
arrested and held te answer in the sum of
It will be recollected that a similar suit
was brought by Rescnstein against Lewin
a few days age, the alleged slander being
that Rescnstein was affected with a loath
A horse was stelen from the stable of
Isaac Wenrick, residing in Heidleberg
township, Berks county, en Tuesday. Mr.
Wenrick is a member of an association for
the detection of thieves, and yesterday the
members of the association were scouring
this count', in the neighborhood of Lititz
and Manheim, believing that the horse was
brought this way. The animal is a black,
14 years old, stands 14 hands high, is blind
of one eye, and has a cress en one hoof.
Messrs. Hcrr & Stauffer, patent agents,
have obtained letters patent Ne. 230,116,
for Simen M. Dougherty, for an improved
cigar maker's knife, the main feature of
which is in having a hollow handle which
is filled with water, aud at each stroke of
the knife, a small quantity is delivered en
the blade, thus preventing the collection
of gum en the blade.
This morning a horse hitched te a
small wagon, and belonging te Geerge M.
Steinraan & Ce., was tied te a pest in
front of Miller & Hartman's grocery
store. en West Chestnut street. While
standing there a train passed by, and the
animal frightening, tore loose. He ran
down Chestnut street, and in turning the
corner at Prince the wagon struck against
a large Irce and was broken te pieces.
JUNIOR O. V. A. M.
Annual Session of the State Council oITenn eITenn
'ylvanln Held la Easten.
. The state council of Pennsylvania Juuier
O. U. A. M. met in annual session at ten
o'clock en Tuesday merniugin the Grand
Army room, J.Drake's Sens & Ce.'s build
ing, Easten, with an attendance of about
150 members. The state' council is com
posed of two representatives from each
subordinate council in the state of Penn
sylvania and also of all past state council ceuncil council
eors who have at all times a right te a seat
and voice in the deliberation. There are
72 subordinate councils in this state, and
the number of direct representatives
therefore is 144. The Junier O. L". A. M.
has state councils in eight different states
and a membership of about 50,000, The
following are the officers of the state ceun
cil new in session in Easten : S. C, B. B.
Naylor, Philadelphia; S. V. C, G. I J.
Hight, Alteena; S. C. S., Edw. S.
Deemcr, Philadelphia: S. C. ('., ('. E.
James, Philadelphia; S. C. W., I). B.
Conway, Philadelphia ; Sentinels, C. A.
Snyder and J. M. Steud, Philadelphia.
The reports of the officers were received,
all showing great progress and encourage
ment. The following is the report of the secre
tary of state council of Pennsylvania for
the past year : Receipts for charter fees
and percentage, &c, $965.13. Number
of councils in geed standing Dec. 31, 1871),
73 ; number of councils reinstated, ;
number of councils forfeited their charter.
7 ; number of councils in existence Dec 31.
1879, 72. Number of members Dec. 31.
1871), 5,090; number of members initiated
during year, 1,223 ; number received by
card, 55 ; number by reinstatement, !) ;
total, 6.473.Numbersuspendcdduring 1879.
750 ; expelled, 34 ; withdrawn by card, 15 ;
lest in defunct councils, 494 ; total, 1,3:57.
Leaving a total membership Dec. 31, 187!),
5,136. During the year 58 applications
were rejected. Amount of money received
received by subordinate councils during
1879, $24,588.34; amount of jtcrcentage
received by state council, 1878.33; amount
paid by subordinate councils fur benefits
and relief, $5,772.69 ; amount in treasury
of subordinates Dec. 31, 1879, $33,5 10. Oil.
The report shows a great improvement in
the order during the year and an increase
of $2,000 ever the receipts of subordinate
councils of last year, $12,000 mero in the
treasury of subordinate councils than the
preceding year, and a general flattering
outlook. The he:uiquarters are at the
Franklin house. The papers of I'astxii
speak very highly of the men and their
conduct attending the session.
At a Iato session a revision of the un
written work was recommended ; a reso
lution te abolish the color line was tabled
and the following officers were elect td for
the ensuing year :
S. C Geerge B. Hight, Ne. 10S.
S. V. C G. Hewell Arthur, Ne. 127.
S. C. Sec. Edward S. Deemcr. Ne. 8.
S. C Trcas. Jehn W. Calvin, Ne. '.',.
S. C. Cond. II. A. Marklcy, Ne. 10.
S. C. Ward. Jehn O. Montayne, Ne.
S. C. Sent. E. I. Jenes, Ne. 22.
S. C. Sent. Jeseph G. Celin, Ne. 8'!.
Representative te the National Council
Harry C. II inchman, Ne. 3; Lewis A.
Harmer, Ne. 1.
Place for holding next session, Lancas
ter. SUMMER LEISURE.
People-Who Want te Keep Coel.
Jno. R. McGevcrn, esq., wife and
daughter Lizzie te-day went te Cape May.
where they will sniff the sea breezes for a
couple of weeks.
Miss Kate Dougherty and Miss Maggie
Dougherty arc at Cape May.
Counseller Jehn A. Ceyle has bid a tem
porary adieu te Blackstone and hetnkxu
himself te the seashore ; Cape May will be
his first stepping place, and he will preb
ably be gene three weeks.
Ticket Agent nambright, of the Penn
sylvania railroad, says the exodus this
summer is nearly all seaward. Very few
people have gene te Niagara or the north,
and among the seaside resorts Cape May
and Ocean Greve have the call.
Wm. D. Weaver, esq., left the city this
morning te spend several days in Earl
township. Next week he gees te the sea
shore. G. W. Arneld and family are registered
at the Stockton house, Cape May.
B. F. Montgomery, esq., has returned te
this city after a sojourn of six weeks at
his old home in Washington county.
M. M. Fry, of Lititz, left Lancaster last
night for Cleveland, Ohie, whence he will
proceed by steamer te Dulutlt, Minnesota,
and thence te St. Paul, Minnesota and the
far Northwest his object being health and
Jehn I. Hartman, wife and daughter
left Lancaster for Ocean Beach this merit
ing. They will remain two or three
In the pedestrian match which will take
place in Armery hall, Yerk, next week,
Frank Scheid and W. C. Geiter, of this
city, and Jehn Zicgler, of Yerk, will take
part. The match will be a 50-hour go as-yeu-plcase.
It will commence en Thurs
day night, July 29, at 9 o'clock, and will
end en Saturday night at 11 o'clock. The
prize is $25 in geld.
On next Saturday evening Geiter will
go te Yerk and he and Ziegler will give
exhibitions of walking and running at the
fair of the Laurel lire company, new being
State Sunday-Scheel Convention.
The following gentlemen have accepted
places en the pregramme of the State Sunday-school
convention te held in this city
October 12, 13 and 14 : E. Payson Perter,
esq., secretary of the National Sunday
school association ; Rev. Jeseph II. Dubbs,
D. D., of Franklin ami Marshall college ;
Rev. P. S. Hensen, D. D., Philadelphia,
editor of Baptiit Teaclier ; Rev. Jesse II.
Yeung, pastor of the 31. E. church, Al Al
eeona ; James 3IcC'ermick, esq., Harris
The Sunday-school picnic of the Presby
terian church, of this city, is being held
te-day at What Glen.
The picnic of St. Jehn's Lutheran church
is being held at Lititz springs te-dap. The
party left this city in the morning train of
cars en the Reading railroad.
The First Reformed church congiega cengiega congiega
tienaland Sunday-school picnic will Ik;
at What Glen en Tuesday next.
A telegram received in this city from
3Iuuicb, announces that Dr. Loomis and
party had a very successful week and a
delightful trip up the Rhine. The Ammer
gan party returned all right from their
visit tethat point te see the famous pas
Cnv T . 3'