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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER. WEDNESDAY, JULY 28. 1880.
WEDNESDAY EVEN'O. JUJL.Y 28,1880.
But One Plank.
Republicans, after wildly searching
around for a plank stout enough te bear
them in the rough water in which their
party finds itself, seem te have concluded
that the very best they can de is te main
tain that the Democratic party is net en
titled te the confidence of the country,
and that it would be unwise te confide
te it the administration of public affairs.
The secretary of the interior has discov
ered this life preserver for his party, and
this eagerness with which it is seized
upon is a significant illustration of its
desperate condition. It is the funda
mental idea which these in possession al
ways urge te retain themselves in their
places. It is easy te urge that it is better
te endure the ills we have than te lly te
ethers that we knew net of. There is
always substance in such an argument.
In administering a government it may
reasonably le said that exeriencu is
valuable, and therefore these who have
gained it should net be expelled from
their places without cause. Mr. Schurz
says for his parly that its thousands of
ollicehelders are better able te discharge
their duties with advantage te the coun
try than new men would be who are un
acquainted with them. It is, as we have
said, what the ' ins" can always say te
deft lid themselves against the " outs,"
and what the' de always say. Hut gen
erally they have something else te say te
supplement this first consideration for
their retention of power. Ne party ever
before trusted its deliverance te this one
argument. We de net see that te-day
the Republicans have anything eke te
save themselves with.
It is net a strong reliance. Usually it
is offset by the ether belief that voters
are apt te strongly entertain : namely,
that after a long lease of power a cluing
is beneficial. The idea is that oflice eflice oflice
helders are apt te become tee expert in
their duties and te conceive an impres
sion that the offices which they are per
mitted long te occupy really belong te
them : and they conduct them according
ly. A stirring up of the.50 servants and
an occasional reminder that they are ser
vants subject te being discharged, is
felt te be a very geed thing and
the general belief is that its advantages
quite counterbalance any disadvantages
that accrue from putting inexitericnced
people in their places. That the people se
consider is demonstrated by the fact that
they act accordingly and can be relied
en te eject a party that has been long in
power. The Republican party has been
especially fortunate in hanging en te the
lleshpets for twenty years. They never
would have done it but for the vigorous
held which the civil war enabled them
te get. They secured the disposition of
immense patronage and had the bloody
shirt te help its power.
Tiicy are reduced te dire extremity
when they have nothing else te urge in
their behalf but that they ought net te
be turned out because they have been se
long in. That is one strong reason why
they will have te go. The jieeple are
tired el them. Te political parties a
period of fasting is wholesome. The doc
trine of Dr. Tanner in regard te the
physical man hashing been accepted and
acted en by the voters as te the political
man ; and there are thousands of geed
Republicans who are glad te knew that
their party is going te be beaten, for
they have become ashamed of it and
heartily tired of subjection te its leaders
They want a new deal and a general
washing and repair of their old raiment ;
te the end that they may come once
mere before the public sweet smelling
11 was very audacious in Mr. Schurz te
i'lvite afleiii ion t the Republican record
and te ask its continuance in power be
cause of its deserts. And lie would
surely net have done it if he could have
d.mc anything else. But there was net a
fragment of the bloody shirt left te wave
in the face of Hancock, and there was
no pes-ihiliiy of attempting te contrast
his record with that of Garfield. The
only thing open was. te compare the re
cords of the two parties. Upen this,
whatever their merits, argument is
almost closed by the fact that their can
didate's represent the parties and will act
for them ; se that the independent voter
will hardly be restrained from costing
his ballet according te his conception of
the men who are presented te his choice.
When he finds that the Republican can
didate is a man with a record se bad
that the party orators fear te touch
it in defense, he will net be
likely te be induced te vote
for him by an argument i hat the party
is better than its candidate. The hide
bound Republican voter may be held by
such an argument ; for he requires no
holding, lie will say as the Montgom
ery county cousin of General Hancock is
reported te have said the ether day when
asked hew he was goinge vote, " that
lie had always voted the Republican
ticket and he was going te vote for Blair
field.'" We h:ive thousands of people
te match this intelligent citizen, and
plenty of them in Lancaster county.
Their stupidity is loe dense te permit
them te stray out of the Republican fold
that they have always harbored in, and
will keep them voting the Repub
lican ticket :is long as they live,
although they don't knew the names of
the men who are en it ; the label suffices.
But that sort of people is net the sort te
talk te, te make votes ; and Mr Schurz
has net given any political ammunition
te his followers that will make Republi
can votes, in basing his party's claim
te support upon its record and in ignor
ing the faults of its candidate. That
record is bad enough ; and even if it
was ever se much better than it is it
would net save the party with a candi
date who cannot be washed clean.
Tiie Philadelphia Pnss, in criticising
Herace White's reflections en the Re
publican leaders, with an affected air of
confidence asks : Is Mr. Tilden mere
honest than Mr. Edmunds ? Or Mr.
Thurman than Mr. Blaine? Or Mr.
Bayard than Mr. Conkling ? Or Mr.
Lamar than Mr. Sherman ?" The Press
must ask luuder conundrums than these
if it expects te get a campaign circula
tion. It can be answered " yes " every
Jenx T. Loxe, of St. Leuis, who has
long been Grant's most intimate friend
in the West, is disgusted that Garfield
should show a disposition te take Schurz
and Sherman te his boson. " Nevermore
be friend of mine," says Leng. " Take
any shape but that" of the flying Dutch
man, thinks Leng. He remembers that
Schurz dallied with Hayes until he re
ceived geed assurances and then went
into his cabinet te the exclusion of the
stalwarts. Se Leng concludes that he
will go for Hancock as he has faith that
he is a geed man and will call s:ife coun ceun coun
seleors about him. It is a way they have.
The editor of Jfu,-j,cr,s Weekly shows
a disposition te go back en the party
when he says: " If a'man ought te be hi
the state prison or the pillory instead of
the White Heuse, the party that, nomi
nates him ought, for that reason, te be
Hawek's II 'eekly's new artist publishes
a picture te show that when the Republi
cans came into power they found a national
debt of only fV.t,lia4,402.01 and ate about
te leave it with the burden raised te i?l,-019,:i2G,747.7.-.
Tiik Citizen Soldier of W.i-Vinsen.
D. C, which claims te be a soldier's
paper and has Republican partis : inolina inelina inolina
tiens, if any, tells its feity thousand sub
scribers that Gariield drew ..i ijer gen
eral's pav while be was in the s." vice, and
he draws a major general's pen ,ie.i. inw. I
He drew at one time arrears of peiwimi i
amounting te ever $5,000."
II rati: is a very mysterious passage from
the New Yerk Commercial Adrertiner :
' The court of England dauees while the
nun nuns of an oppressed people, thirsting
for freedom and manhood, are heard be
yond the gates. The king has net yet
read the writing en the wall, but it will
come." King who.' And what will
Patti and Xieelini will positively pay a
professional visit te America in the winter
of 1S81-82. Patti has removed the obstacle
hitherto opposed te the American tour by
paying Mr. Maurice Strakesch an in
demnity of $12,000 down, with the fuither
engagement te give him SS, 000 the day she
arrives in America. She will new go there
en her own account.
Hen. Wm. II. English, the Democratic
candidate for vice president, passed
through Lancaster yesterday en-veute for
I). McN. Stauffek, the accomplished
civil engineer who is engeaged en the
sawer tunnel under the bay at Bosten, is
in this city, and will remain for a few
Peace possibly reigns at length in the but
lately sadly-perturbed besom e
f TUn rtnl.-i.
of Wbstminstt.h. It has been
cided that his alleged horse Rend Or. which
wen the last Derby, really is Rend Or and
net some ether horse.
Majer General W. S. Hancock, United
States army, in addition te his present
duties, has been assigned te the command
of the department of the Seuth during the
temporary absence of Brigadier General
C. C. Augur, United States army, en de
Mrs. Ac.xks Halleck Ruck, Ilarris
burg's contribution te the lyric .stage, will
join Jarrctt & Rice's ' Fun en the Bris Bris
eol " combination. Mr. B.s was with the
same company last season, when she
achieved quite a traiumph. She will as
sume the leading rele the coining season.
It may be a month before the Wihttakki:
cadet case is decided. After the details
of the case are thoroughly examined, some;
general policy in regard te the question
involved will probably be discussed and
then agreed upon. The fact that a delay
occurs in giving an opinion is i. -yarded by
the friends of Whittaker as a faverable
sign. They believe a court-martial will
be granted. In the meantime, the colon d
cadet will remain suspended, and net ac
corded the liberty given te the.-e wheaie
net under suspicion.
Mr. Russki.l, or Xcw Yerk, the piivate
secretary te Secretary Evaits. who was
compelled te resign in order te take charge
of the large property of his father, has
been temporarily succeeded by Mr. I'res I'res
cett Evarts, one of the twin sous or Mr.
Evarts. This young gentleman is a .stu
dent of Yale, and, though net yet nineteen
is within a year of graduation, ne will
act as private secretary until October 1.
when his college term will commence.
Prescott and Sherman, the twins, and
Maxwell, the youngest of the sons, have
developed unusual ability in their college
General J. K. Siegfried's new position of
inspectors of boilers for Schuylkill. North
umberland and Columbia counties is said
te be worth 67,000 per annum in fees.
Bcttie Paul, a well-known member of
the Society of Friends, and one of the
founders of the Pennsylvania railroad, was
found dead in bed yesterday morning at
his residence, 1819 Spring Garden street.
A boy named Elkeft was run ever by a
coal train at Mauch Chunk, and fatally
injured. The man killed at Ljhigh Gap
yesterday has been identified as J. Carney,
ei mac xitiuy, uciawarc, lie was in
search of employment.
W. II. Rcinhart has sued A. V. G iiimii.
wald for libel. Beth are editors in Strouds
burg, Menree county. It is reputed that
the name of M. S. Quay, secretary or the
commonwealth, is connected with the
Jehn E. Woeten, Win. Leicnz and J.
Lewrio Bell, appraisers or the personal
property of the Reading railroad com
pany's property in Pottstown yesterday.
They were accompanied by Resident En
gineer W. H. Bines, of Pottstown.
Capt. Cadwalader, a Republican office
holder of Bucks county, wrote a letter the
ether day te Majer Roberts, a gallant soi sei
dier of Newtown, in that county, and a
former Republican, ur&in? the iuaier te
organize the veterans of his neighborhood
for Garfield and Arthur. Majer Roberts
politely replied that the veterauj arc or
ganizing for Hancock.
The Republican Return Jud-es.
We heard one of the return judges from
Columbia say that he had been approach
ed and offered first $25, then $30 te vote
for themineiity report. Before the vote
was taken he was again approached and
offered $75, but he weuldu't sell out. It
is also said that oue party neat- Columbia
was offered $20 and that another did
take $50. All this tee, in the name of Re
LA.TB3T NEWS BY of AH
Columbus, Ohie, has 51,544 popula
tion. The upper part of Empire City, Oregon,
has been burned out. Less, 950,000.
In St. Leuis, the extensive furniture fac
tory of J. H. Vornbreck, southwest corner
of Fifteenth street and Cass avenue, has
been totally destroyed by tire.
Baseball : At Worcester Worcester 3,
Cincinnati 1 ; at Trey Trey 8, Buffalo G ;
at Bosten Cleveland 5, Bosten 2; at
Providence Providence 0, Chicago 2.
A two-year-old child was burned te a
crisp, and a lady, named Annie- Palmer,
probably fatally injured at Denver yester
day, by an explosion of an oil can with
which the lady was lighting a fire.
Tretting at Cleveland yesterday : 2:2 7
class, three heats, Dairy Dale 2:19J, 2:23
2:21; 2:21 class, four heats, Will Cedy
2:21. 2:21 J, 2:23, 2:254 ; 3:25 class, two
mile heats, L'nelala 5:02, 4:58.
The residence of Mrs. Fear Osbern, a
widow near Old Ridge, Cliffwed, N. J.,
was struck by lightning yesterday after
noon, and partially destroyed. Mrs.Os Mrs.Os
bem received a shock which may prove
During a thunderstorm Mrs. Lumsdcn,
residing en Masonboro Sound, seven milcB
distant front Wilmington, N. C, was
stiuek by lightning and instantly killed.
She was in bed siek at the time.
L. G Moere's picture store in Bosten
has hecu burned. Less en building, $25,
000. Monre loses $2,700. Chewes & Sens
faruiiuie, $7,000. Total insurance about
Milten Story, aged 21 years, has died at
Thompson's Station, en the Nashville &
Decatur railroad, live miles south or Nash
ville, of hydrophobia, resulting from the
bite of a deg last March.
.lehn Newland. Jehn Powers. Jehn Green
and Mieh'l .lerassy, of Bosten, left their ves
sel. Alice Williams, en the banks te attend
their trawls. Soen after a dense fog set
in and they were unable te find the vessel.
It is feared they are lest.
One of two burglars was shot and killed
while attempting te enter the rcsidence of
lien. D. II. Solemon, en the latter s farm,
about Unity miles from Council Bluffs,
Iowa. The fatal shot was fired by Mr.
Solemon's son, B. L. Solemon.
In consequence of the protracted dreuth
the water iu the Petersburg, Va , reservoir
has become se impure that the beard of
health has issued public notice warning
citizens against using it for drinking pur
poses. Nearly the entire city is supplied
from this source and hence great inconve
meiM'u and .sulleiing will result.
The Democratic and Greenback state
committees of Maine were iu session at
Augusta yesterday. The sessions were se
cret, but it is said that both committees
decided upon a fusieu of the parties.
Great concessions are te be made te the
Grccnbackcrs. and it is hoped te induce the
disaffected Temperance men te vote for
Stephen C. Spence, a young North Car
olina fanner, met Mrs. M. E. Waller in
the read. After bowing te her he said
she must kies 1dm. The lady indignantly
hurried en, whereupon Spence followed,
and, despite her struggles, kissed her.
She made complaint and Spence was ar
rested. He was tried and sentenced te
thirty days in the county jail for kissiug
another man's wife.
The treasury department proposes te
establish a cattle quarantine at Sacdy
Heek, if the necessary ground can be pro
cured. The Legislature of the state of
New Yerk made no appropriation te de
fray the exjenses of the state quarantine
officers at New Yerk, and appealed te the
general government te take charge or the
matter, and the latter will probably de se
under the national laws.
Themas Delane, proprietor of a livery
stable en Sherman street, Chicago, was
round en State street with his bowels pro
truding from his abdomen, where he had
been fatally stabbed. The alarm was
given by a woman named Minnie Dixen,
who claimed te be his wife. At first she
said she had found him in that condition
lying en the sidewalk, but later acknowl
edged that she had inflicted the wound
herself. It was done with au ugly-looking
butcher knife. She says she wanted him
te go home and when he refused she struck
A TALK WITH TOM .MURPHY.
lie iiives Soiiie Interesting Political "Inside
Ex-Collccter Murphy, of New Yerk, has
been in Washington for a day or two and
has unbosemed himself politically te a
Stur reporter. He says it will be very
hard work te carry New Yerk for Garfield
Conkling, however, will return from his
fishing trip next week and then a great
effort will begin. Murphy has net yet
ceased te howl for Grant, whom he says
would have been by far the strongest nom
inee. Sherman would have been next best
for New Yeik. en account of his alleged
strength with business men. After them
Mr. Murphy says be thinks Garfield is per
haps as strong as any one. In the intervciw
Mr. Murphy claims te have been the cause of
the organization of the Liberal party in
1872, but the move, he says, in f'nrlitinir
Greeley, cost him $57,000 of his salary as
collector and $300,000 of his private
Bowling along the read, the ex-collector
for some minutes sat as if in deep medita
tion. All at once he broke out :
"Ami it asked what state he hath from.
Tips, our sol:- reply shall l,
Hi;ce:iick from Appomattox.
Ami Us famous apple tree."
'De you knew," said Murphy, "that
Roseeo Conkling get the idea of para
phrasing Miles O'Reilly's speech for use
in presenting Grant's name te the Chicago
convention from me? I can lell you hew
it was. I met him one dav en Breadwav
talking with two gentlemen. I stepped
for a few minutes ; and as I was leaving I
repeated the aforesaid lines. The next
day I met him again. He said, "Tem, don't
quote tnose lines any mere than you can
help. I think of utilizing them for a cer
tain occasion.' 'I won't,' says I; 'but
senator.' I added, Met me repeat them
again te you ; you may have forgotten
them.' ' Oh. no,' said Conkling, I have
net. I remember them quite well.' "
The conversation then drifted te the time
Mr. Murphy was collector of the pert of
New Yei k. Said he, " I didn't want that
office. When President Grant first offered
it te me I refused point blank te take it.
He insisted, and I held the matter uudcr
advisement. I looked ever the field and
thought if I took it I could break down
the Tweed ring, and it was solely for this
reason that I accepted the place."
" Well, did you succeed?"
"Yes. I did. It was a bard fight,
"And new," centinuad Mr. Murphy,
"I am going te tell some history, as te
hew tie Liberal Republican party was
sianee. ue you Knew out few or the
leadeis knew of its origin ? It came about
in this way. Alter I had made my mind
up that Smith and Myneer were recreant
the party. 1 devised means te check thorn.
As I said before, both were members of
the county Republican committee. At a
.special meeting of the committee which
was called, I offered a resolution te the cfr
feet that, no Republican who accepted office
under Tammany should be se considered,
nor have, a vote in the county com
mittee. This was oneosed bv Smith
and Myneer, but after a hard fight it was
adopted by a majority of 12 votes. Im
mediately these men sought te unija what
had been done. They enlisted at once the
cooperation or Bess Tweed. Tweed one
day sent for one or my weighers, a smart
young leuew named Johnny O'Brien. Said
be, 'Johnny, if you will, yourMlAyete and a
use the influence you have with ethers in
the Republican county committee te vote
as Smith and Myneer vote, I will see that
your future is taken care of.' As seen as
O'Brien left Tweed," continued Murphy,
" he came te me and told me of the confer
ence he had with Tweed. Said I, 'Johnny,
you. go back. De yen knew of any man
you can take with you?' 'I de' said he, 'and
a man before whom I think Tweed will
talk.' 'Well I added, 'take the man
with you and have the offer re-
Ceatcd.' New, te make a long story short,
y the time of the next meeting of the
committee Tammany, with money, with
patronage, and with premises, secured
enough votes te reconsider the resolution
which had previously been adopted. As
seen as this action was had I immediately
offered a resolution te the effect that the
secretary of the committee decline te rec
ognize as Republicans men holding em
ployment under Tammany. Strange te
say, this was adopted by eight majority.
Next I made a motion te then and
there erganize the county committee
under the resolution just adopted.
This also prevailed and the organiza
tion was effected. These who resisted the
original resolution and motion then march
ed te the ether end of the room, and then
and there organized, calling themselves
Liberal Republicans. This was the nu
cleus upon which the Liberal Republicans
party was founded. Having made se much
headway, I concluded that New Yerk
could be carried for Grant against Greeley.
I went te work with a will te secure- this.
I had 2,700 deputy marshals in the city,
the militia, and the co-operation of the
laud and naval forces of the United States.
We had a fair election. The backbene of
Tweed ism was broken, and I was content.
I at onee resigned my office. I tell you
one thing, though, te accomplish what I
did it cost me $57,000 of my salary as col
lector of the pert of New Yerk, and $300,
000 out of my own pocket besides."
KNC1MSII OR ARTHUR, WHICH?
The Records of the Twe Men Compared
A Plain Statement for Thinking People.
The political professions and premises
of candidates for office amount te little,
and it is far better te judge them by their
conduct when they have been intrusted
with political power. Were they honest
and faithful te the trust confided te them ?
Let us for a moment apply this test te
Arthur and English, the candidates for
the vice-presidency. Mr. Arthur was in
trusted with the collection of the United
States revenue at the city or New Yerk.
Was he faithful te that trust? This ques
tion has been answered in the negative
by the highest Republican testimony in
the land, and it is tee clear and emphatic
te be called in question or explained
Here is what Hayes and Jehn Sherman
said of this same man Arthur net long
since. It is Republican testimony and
should net be questioned by Republi
" With a deep sense of my obligaiiens
under the constitution, I regard it as my
plain duty te suspend you in order that the
office may b honestly administered." R.
B. Hayes te Collector Arthur, January 31,
" Gress abuses of administration have
continued and increased during yenr in
cumbsney. "-Sherman te Collector Arthur,
January 31, 1870.
" Persons have been regularly paid by
you who have rendered little or no service ;
the expenses of your office have increased,
while its receipts have diminished. Bribes,
or gratuities in the shape of bribes, have
been received by your subordinates in ser
eral branches of the custom house, and you
have in no case supported the effort te correct
these abuses." Secretary Sherman te Col
lector Arthur, January 31, 1879.
New we have seen what Secretory Sher
man and R. B. Hayes said of Mr. Arthur,
let us see what was said of Mr. English
when he was intrusted with political
President Buchanan wrote te Mr. Eng
lish as fellows :
" It was your fate te end a dangerous
agitation, te confer lasting benefits upon
your country, and te make your chaiacter
historical. I shall remain always your
friend. If I had a thousand voles you
should have them all with a hearty geed
And new let us see what his constitu
ents said when he retired from office The
convention which nominated his successor
adopted unanimously the following resolu
lJteselccd, That in selecting a candidate
te represent this district in the Thirty
sevjnth Congress, we deem it a proper oc
casion te express the respect and esteem
we entertain for our present member, Hen
W. II. English, and our confidence in him
as a public officer. In his retirement in
accordance with his well known wishes,
from the position of representative, which
he has se long filled with credit te him
self and benefit te the country, we heartily
greet him with the plaudit" ' Well done
thou geed and faithful servant.' "
Again : Mr. English was for fifteen
years intrusted with the management of
oue of the most important financial insti
tutions in the West, from which lie volun
tarily retired with the thanks of the direc
tors and stockholders, " for the very great
financial ability,constant watchfulness and
perfect fidelity with which he has man
aged it from its organization te the pres
And this resolution was offered by Cel.
Jehn C. New. new the chairman of the
Indiana Republican central committee.
Here then is the whole case in a nut
shell : English was faithful te the public
trusts committed te him and voluntarily
retired with the praise of his administra
tion and the unanimous plaudits of his
constituents, " well dene, thou geed and
faithful servant ;" whereas Arthur proved
recreant te his trust, and was kicked out
of his office in disgrace, " in order" as R,
B. Hayes and Secretary Sherman said,
mac inc emcc might be honestly admin
istered." These are net partisan statements, but
plain unvarnished facts which honest
thinking people will net fail te consider in
making up a judgment as te which of.
these two men it would be safest te intrust
with public office.
At a recent Democratic meetimr in Fav-
ette county, Dr. Thes. P. Walker was call
ed out. He took the stand and stated
that he had never been a Democrat ; but
that he had fought under Hancock and
would vote as he had shot. He exhorted
his hearers te vote for Hancock, assuring
them that he was a safe man te trust
with the administration of the gev
ernment. Isaac S. Jehnsen and
the Hen. T. R. Schnatterly fol
lowed in brief but telling speeches
after which Wm. Cellins, an old gray
haired Republican who never voted a
Democratic ticket in his life, took the
stand, and said he had been se lemr en-
posed te the Democracy that he felt reluc
tant te join their ranks, but he could net
and would net vote against General Han
cock. He admired the man for his
noble deeds en the great battle
fields of the Union, and that he had
helped te raise a hickory pole this
afternoon in his honor with great pleas
ure. Mr. Cellins has been employed
in and about furnaces for a great many
years, is a man of intelligence and influ
ence, and his example will tell upon the
minds of many voters who have hereto
fore aeted with the opponents of the De
mocracy, Gee. Wilkes, the famous Liberal Uennb.
lican, writes from Paris that he is coming
home te vote for Hancock : Jnlm T. Umr
the leadin.r fVfeiwl nrflnnf in !. W I
prominent St. LeuU Republican, comes of
out for Hancock; W. A. Guthrie, a
Fayetteville, N. C, lawyer, whom the Re
publicans were about te nominate for gov
ernor, has announced for Hancock ; Lieut:
W. F. Halleck, of the army, writes from
San Francisce that he will travel East in
the fall "te vote for Hancock."
Isaac Gilmere, of Connellsville, and his
seven sons, all votes, heretofore staunch
Republicans, have all come out for Han
cock. The boys were in the war with
Hancock and knew all about him.
Details of Maud S.'s Gieat Achievement In
Chicago Last Saturday.
Thanks te the magnificent performance
of Maud S., the summer trotting meeting
of the Chicago club closed in a blaze of
glory, her last mile being the fastest ever
irade en a track in a race, St. Julicti's mile
in California merely being an exhibition
heat. Never has the weather been better
fitted for racing, while the track was
simply perfect. Between six and seven
thousand people were present, among them
some of Chicago's fairest women, whose
bright smiles and stylish dresses added te
the gaycty of the sccne. Cincinnati was
-well represented en the course, and, as
they backed Maud . te a man, a happier
set te-night cannot be found anywhere
The great event of the day was the
match race between Maud S. and Trinket
for a special purse of $1,000 of which $650
went te the first horse and $350 te the
sccDiid. This was the race that drew the
crowd, and great was the excitement as
the nags came from the stables and be
gan moving up and down in front of the
stands. MaudS. was driven by Billy Blair,
who were a black silk jacket and cap, and
Trinket by Wylie Brassfield, who was
dressed in white. Beth nags were received
with clapping of hands, but Maud, it was
evident, bad the most friends. The gleri
eus chestnut never looked better, and she
trod ever the course as daintily as a maiden
in a ball room.
First heat Maud was a het favorite in
the peels, bringing $200 te $160, but the
Kentuckians bought readily and a large
quantity of money was staked at these
figures. Trinket had the pole, but behaved
very like a colt, while Maud was as steady
as a ten-year old. Trinket could net be
get te the wire en her gait, and after five
attempts they had their mouths washed,
and at the next attempt they wcre sent
away en even terms, though Trinket was
tiptoeing at the time. She had hardly get
two reds away from the wire when she
breke and Maud took the pole. Maud was
a geed length ahead at the quarter pole,
which was passed iu thirty-six seconds. On
the backstretch she left her feet for a mo
ment, but it was only for a mo
ment, for Blair, who drove magnificently,
pulled her down te her gait, and she settled
down te her work as steady as a clock.
She was two lengths ahead of Trinkctt at
the half mile, made in 1:08$. On the
upper turn Trinket breke again, and
Maud was eased up. The three-quarter
was reached in 1:419. Maud was trotting
beautifully, while 1 rinket paced for ever
a furlong. Blair eased the filly up en the
homestretch, and she literally jogged home
in 2:19, eight lengths ahead of the Ken
tucky crack, whom she could have dis
tanced had Blair been se disposed.
Second heat. There was a rush te the
peel boxes at the end of the first beat, but
few could be found te bet agaiust Maud,
who sold $1,000 te $115. Scoring a second
time, they came te the scratch with Trin
ket about a neck in advance. Blair
nodded for the word, but the starter, Mr.
Hamilton, of Flint, Michigan, tapped the
recall bell, whereupon he was heartily
groaned at by the crowd. They came
together the next time en as pretty a start
as was ever seen, but Mr. Hamilton lest
his head and again .sounded the recall.
The crowd new indulged in prolonged
groans, and one gentlemanly Chicagoan
announced his intention of going ever te
the judges' stand and punching the
starter's head. He did net de it, hew
ever, aim the next time tlicy get the word.
The pace was tee fast for Trinket, and she
was carried off her feet before getting
away from the club house. There was
nothing for Maud te de but trot at her
case and win as she pleased, which she
did in 2:21. The quarters were made in
Z'ii seconds, 1:07 and 1:44.
Third heat. ft being evident that
Trinket was no match for Maud, Capt
Stene was importuned te let his filly out
and make a fast heat. He announced that
if the club would net enforce the distance
penalty he would try and have Maud beat
her four-year record, 2:17J. His offer was
accepted, and the peels were sold en time,
a large number being disposed of" en even
terms that she would net beat 2:17. After
one raise start the word was given, and
Maud darted away like an arrow from a
bow. She at once opened a gap between
herself and Trinket and was three lengths
ahead of her at the quarter pole. She kept
en the even tenor of her way, never making
a skip or break, uutil the head of the
stretch was reached, when Blair pulled her
up a bit, and she came home quite at her
leisure in 2:18$. The quarters were trotted
in 33 seconds, 1:05 and 1:37J.
The shout that rent the air when the
time was announced might have been
heard five miles away. Capt. Stene was
surrounded by enthusiastic admirers and
Cincinnatiaus, who nearly shook his arm
off congratulated him. Blair was also the
recipient of much attention. When Gus
triaaen asked him why he did net come en
from the head of the stretch and set the
pegs for all records, he modestly replied
that he wanted te save something for
Cleveland. There is no doubt that if he
had urged the filly en the homestretch she
would have come very near beating 2:12.
Majer McDowell, the owner of Trinket,
said he never lest a race in his life with
such pleasure before. "I didn't think I
would have te trot against the thirteens,
however," said he, "te beat Maud. Indeed
she is a great horse."
When Maud was led back te her stable
she was as playful as a kitten, ami she
could have trotted three mere heats read
ily. It is safe te say that the Cincinnati
party was all the way from $10,000 te $20,
000 in en the race. There is nothing tee
geed for them te-night.
There was considerable talk about the
matching of MaudS. against St. Julicn.
but Capt. Stene said : "I have the filly
entered at Cleveland, Buffalo and Roches
ter against Driver. Charley Ferd, Bone Bene
setter, Hanei and Etta Jenes, and these
are all the engagements I desire her te fill.
If Santa Claus or any of the youngsters de
sire te tackle her, I am ready te accommo
date them ; but I think I have the best
horse in the world, and I don't intend te
break her down, but will fester and nur
ture ner ler the years te come,
A horseman of national remiiatimi rhia ,
'She j3 the greatest horse in the world,
and she can beat St. Julien readily." Se
the comments go.
Capt. Stene cabled 3rr. Vanderbilt intel
ligence of his horse's great victory before
starting for Cincinnati.
A Terrible Accident.
As a ms-sen-rer train en the Merris and
Essex read was passing a street iy Wash
ington N. J., it struck the rnilk wagon of
William Sutfin, of Clinten, N. J., smashed
it te pieces, killed Mr. Sutfin, dragged the
horse, a valuable and spirited animaL fifty
feet and then threw it down an embank
ment killing it also. The. train was run
ning rapidly and bad given the warning
whistle. The driver aa told te sep, but
could net held his horse and the team and
engine collided when both were under full
headway, tmtuu was mutilated in a terri-
Hisjegs were broken, the
flesh was tern from the bones, the hraina
arnrfl strewn UDOll the traMr and tY. f nn I &
the head was cut open. His wateh waj
forced from his pocket into the left jaw
bone, while the chain did net show the
least sign of being injured.
The Fourth Ward Hancock Club.
The Fourth ward Hancock and English
club met last night and elected the follow
ing officers :
President James A. 3fcElhenc.
Vice President Geerge Steinmau and
Corresponding Secretary Geerge W.
Recording Secretary William Miller.
Treasurer Francis Brinkman.
Captain Lawrence Beyle.
First Lieutenant William Lanning.
Scceud Lieutenant Emanuel Wilhelm.
Orderly Sergeant Lewis Bauman.
Quartermaster Themas Shields.
Conference Committee James A. McE! McE!
henc, Charles Riddle and Timethy Sulli
van. Fifteen new members joined the club
Firth IVunl leiiiecracjr.
The Democrats of the Fifth Ward met
last evening, at Philip Wall's Green Tree
Hetel, and formed a Hancock and English
club. The following officers wcre elected.
President Peter 3IcConemy.
Vice Presidents O. B. Shertzcr, H. H.
Recording Secretary Jehn S. Beck.
Corresponding Secretary Harry Si
mons. Treasurer Merris Gcrshel.
Conference Committee Jehn Free, Win.
II. Guthrie, Harry Simons.
Finance Committee William B. Strine,
Gcerge Musser, Jehn J. Jeffries, William
Simons, James Kautz.
Property Committee Lewis Simons, Al.
Barringcr, Jehn Sticflle, Geerge Hacker,
Captain Peter Allabach.
1st. Lieut. Jehn J. Jeffries.
2d. Lieut. William II. Guthrie.
Orderly Sergeant Jehn M. Fagan.
Quartermaster Sergeant Philip Wall.
The club starts uuder the most fa.or fa.er fa.or
able auspices. Forty-live names were .ip-.
pended te the roll,
Majer Shenk's Club.
Last evening the Republican soldier of
the city met in Grant hall and formed a
"Garfield-Arthur Veteran Union." That
old here of the rebellion, Majer R. W.
Shcnk, was elected president. The major
has net yet been informed of his election.
by the committee, but when he accepts he
will no doubt make a speech which will lay
the one which he made en the curbstone
en East King street far in the shade The
major is as gallant en the stump as he was
in the field.
AFTER MANX VAXS.
An Old Ladjr Visits Lancaster Arternn Ab
sence of Forty-Eight Yearn.
Mrs. Peggy Bembcrger, better known by
the name of Peggy Albright, a resident of
Chestnut Hill, West Hempfield township,
visited Lancaster this morning. Although
living within eight miles of the city,this is
the first time she has visited it since she
was married te her first husband, a Mr.
Albright, forty-eight years age. She came
in en the cars, a mode of conveyance she
had never before tried, although the rail
road passes but a short distance from her
place of residence. She was amazed at the
metamorphosis of the town. She looked
in vain for the old court house that used
te stand in Centre square, where new
stauds the soldiers' monument, and for the
old jail at West King and Prince streets,
where new staud Fulton opera house, and
whole rows of brick buildings. She could
sce absolutely nothing that she recognized
as having seen half a century age, and she
was net a little alarmed, lest she might be
come lest iu the "great city, " which had
grown up since her bridal visit here in 1832
when Andrew Jacksen was president and
Jehn Mathiot, mayor. It is te be hoped
Aunt Peggy may live many years te come,
and become better acquainted with the
city of which she has thus far known se
Meeting; of the frlsen Inspectors.
At a meeting or the beard of prison in
spectors held yesterday, all the members
being present, and Mr. Miller in tbe chair,
the beard proceeded te elect two watch
men te fill the vacancies caused by the res
ignation of Messrs. Heuck and Rehrcr.
There were seventeen applicants for the
positions. On the first ballet Mr. J. P.
Mentzer, of Earl, was elected, receiving
four vetes te two cast for Frederick Miller,
recently appointed watchman pre tern. On
the fourth ballet Geerge W. Benedict, late
deputy sheriff, was elected, receiving four
votes te two cast for Mr. Umblc. Fred.
Miller refused te serve any longer and
handed ever his keys te Keeper Weise.
Mr. Mentzer at once went en duty in his
stead. Sir. Benedict will go en duty en
1st of August.
A preamble and resolutions were offered
by Mr. Heffmeicr and adopted by the
beard, having in view a better internal
management of the prison, providing that
the officials shall be of geed moral charac
ter, shall enforce discipline among the in
mates, but treat prisoners with all possi
ble kindness, promptly obey all legal com
mands of the keeper, refrain from profane
swearing and the use of intoxicating
liquors, cultivate and practice uniform
kindness and respect for each ether, and
act harmoniously for the best interests of
The Poerhonse Barn.
In connection with the very general ani
madversion of the action of the beard of
peer directeis in accepting 3tr. Bachman's
bid for the erection of tbepoerhouse barn,
it is but fair te say that the beard was
unanimous in accepting the bid, and that
therefore there was no "Heg-Ring" or
" Bull-Ring " set-up in the matter. It is
even said that the motion te accept Mr.
Bachman's bid was made by Mr. Rehrcr,
who is classed as opposing the faction with
which Mr, Bachman trains.
ANOTHER HANCOCK POLE.
Erected by an Old Soldier.
Yesterday Mr. Jehn Pryer, hitherto a
staunch Republican and overseer in ene of
the cotton mills, erected en his nremises. I
Ne. 410 North street, a handsome hickory
sapling, 65 feet in height, from the top of
which floats a long streamer, the American
flag and the names of Hancock and Eng
lish. 3Ir, Pryer is an old soldier who
served his country faithfully during the
The bids for the erection of the inter-
county bridge ever the Octoraro creek, at
3Iussers Fording, were opened at Chris
tiana yesterday. They were as fellows :
J. A. Weimer, 1,737; E, McJIellen,
2,097; Keough & MeManus, $2,350; B.
J. Carter, $1,302.50 ; E. C. Dects, $1,00..
80 ; Darlington & Smith, 1,48?,78; Ruth
Merritt 3 OSft T?nh Jtr. P MAM
Th,e extract has no been aiuded yet.
LOWER ESI) ITEMS.
Cendeaaed from the Oxford Press.
A social picnic, under the auspices of
Russelville grange, will be held at Ress's
fording, en the Ooteraro, en Wednesday,
The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage
of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Alexander, of
Cecil eeunty, Maryland, near Elk Mills,
Chester county, took place- last week and
was attended by ever three hundred
The corn in Little Britain is unusually
fine. Jehn P. Hayes has two fields of
extra corn, some of the strong and vigor
ous stalks in which measure fourteen feet
high and are well eared. Charles Hayes
also has large corn, and Adam Overly, en
T. M. Patterson's farm at White Reck,
has ene of the finest fields iu the township.
A large number of boarders from Phila
delphia are spending the summer at the
resilience of Mrs. Francis J. Pennock, en
the Octoraro, near Andrews' Bridge.
Conowingo bridge, across the Susque
hanna river, was struck three times by
lightning during a recent storm. Several
of the rafters were shattered. A mule
team belonging te Wm. 31. Knight was
crossing at the tirae of one of the charges,
which prostrated the animals, but the
driver escaped uninjured. The mules re
vived after a short tinie, when the driver
hurried out of the bridge
The storms ofthel6tli and 20th instant,
were terrific in Hartferd county 3Id. The
Bel Air Kgis gives a list of the casualties
from lightning, the electric fluid haviug
struck in fifteen places. Several buildings
were struck, but noue of them were burn
ed ; several stacks of hay wcre struck and
destroyed ; seven horses and several cattle
killed at different places, and a large num
ber of trees were struck by the lightning.
James G.3Iorrrisen, a highly esteemed
citizen of Colerain township, died en the
evening of the 20th inst. He was taken
sick en the preceding Sunday with cholera
merbus and held for several hours with
severe cramps, which terminated in paraly
sis and resulted fatally. Mr. Morrison
was an active member of the Union Pres
byterian church, having filled the position
of elder for twenty-one years.
William B. Ncsbit, a peculiar character
who was well known in the southern part
of Chester county, died suddenly of heart
discase in Philadelphia en the 20th inst.
He resided at Kimblcville for several years
and was engaged in various enterprises at
different times photographing, book
agency, sewing machine trade and print
ingbut was net successful in any of"
them. He is said te have married twice
and leaves two widows a Wilmington and
a Lancaster lady. The deceased was ;t
very corpulent man, and a grave seven feet
long and four feet wide was required for
his remains when buried in the graveyard
People Wht Want te Keep Coel.
Ambrose Ball and Carl 3Iatz started for
Mount Desert Island, en the coast of
Maine this morning.
Misses 3Iary Germlcy and Susan Bans
man have gene te Ocean Greve.
James McKcnna started en a siimmcr
trip this morning.
Miss Bycrs, of Harrisburg, is visiting the
family of II. C. Hepkins, esq., East King
Mr. Rella Dance, of Germantewii, its
spending a few days in this city, the guest,
of his aunt, 3Irs. E. J. Downey.
Prof. Wm. B. Hall, of this city, and pro
fessor of vocal music in the state normal
school at Indiana, Pa., left for Yerk te-day
where he will attend the sessions of the
State Teachers' association.
Alderman W. B. Wiley and Jehn Black,
sr., left for Black Barren Springs te-day.
Mrs. J. Stuckcnheltz and son went te
Oeean Greve te-day.
Washington Borough Items.
Bass fishing is geed in the Susquehanna
at this point. On Tuesday a large party
of Washiiigtenians were engaged in fish
ing and were very successful. If our
Democratic candidate for senator is s
lucky in catching votes as he was in e ch
ing bass his voice will be heard iuU-.L.iiais
of legislation next winter.
3Iilliens of young eels m.Ve been tun
ning iu the river for a few days past.
They are making theirs ay upstream for
a run down during the fall.
The potato-bug is en the war-path devas
tating net only the potato vines, but visit
ing the gardens and tobacco fields prob
ably in search of winter quarter, te recu
perate for next spring's campaign.
Andrew B. Suultz, of Washington
borough, has growing en an island in the
Susquehanna a remarkably fine crop of
tobacco, the finest perhaps in the neigh
borhood. A number of young Washingtonians ftru
making preparations te organize a bras
band. There is considerable musical
talent iu the borough, anil a geed band cau
be get together if the matter is properly
Women Locked Up.
Last night Emma Hinder ar,d CcliaiStll
mcr get drunk and amused, themselves by
parading through North Queen street.
They cursed and swore, and. shortly "after
10 o'clock both were caught in Christian
street by Officer Uelman, who took them
in charge. On the way te the station
beuse one of the women made se much
noisebyher loud swearing that she at
tracted a large crowd, the members of
which she gave a round cursing for follow
ing her. She used the most profane lan
guage, but it was of no avail, as she was.
compelled te pass the night in a cell. This
morning when the women came before the
mayor they had sobered up and were very
quiet. They were given 15 days in jail, se
they will net be able te spend much of this
month at the watering places.
Kcring, Dr. SJ. L. Here's hire-,i
man, who was arrested en Sunday 0',en.
ing having inWa possession a her se and
buggy belonging te J. G. Hinr .," ' nf
Oreville, was te have had
Aldpi-mnn Snnrripr Inn a.vm .
. ,. . r . : . , " ng, te answer
for malicious mischief. -rLc aeamd WM
en hand, but the prosecter failing te ap
pear the case was ami8Sed facts
are, as stated m Monday's IsTELuemjcEn,
that h.crmg eemg sent en an errand in a
hurry, jumped into Hinnerdcer's buggy
that was standing at the Swan hotel and
drove off with it, expecting te return be
fore Mr. Hinncrdcer would want his team,
and that Hinncrdcer seeing him and net
knowing but that lie intended te steal h
had him arrested.
Market Master Derley took possession e C
two alleged pound lumps of butter en mar
ket this morning.