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LANCASTER DAILY 1OTELLIGENCER. THURSDAY, AUGUST 26,1880.
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THURSDAY EVENING. AUG. 26, 1880.
What He Said.
from the Valley Virginian, of Staunton,
shows very clearly just what substance
there is in the statement it printed that
Senater Hampton in a speech at that
place declared that the principles at
stake in this political contest were the
same as these that Lee and Jacksen
fought for; and the explanation is just
what we supposed it would be. Senater
Hampton did net say that the Democrat
ic party under Hancock's lead was new
contending for the right of secession.
That, noTene but a feel could have sup sup
jtesed that he said. The idea of his
speech was te show that the Democratic
auti-fedcral principle was at stake in this
contest, as Lee and Jacksen believed it
te be in the war in which they fought,
and the language he used extempora
neously, was net se carefully chosen as
te avoid the misconstruction which
lias been placed upon it by his political
enemies. It docs net appear thathe used
the words which are ascribed te him;
but it does appear, from the statement
of the reporter, that he employed lan
guage which the reporter thought would
Ixj liable te misconstruction, and there
fore lie did net embody it in the report
which lie was taking for the New Yerk
World. The editor of the Viryinian,
being a Republican, was solicitous te give
as bad a twist te Hampton's language as
it would bear, and therefore added te the
report the words which Hampton new
declares he never intentionally uttered.
It may be admitted that the hearer of an
extemporaneous speech will remember
belter its language than will the
speaker; but it must also be ad
mitted that the speaker will best
knew what he intended te say. In this
case, conceding that Hampton's words
were correctly reported, no one who
wishes te de him justice will have any
difficulty in believing that the construc
tion which his opponents put upon them
is net the one which he intended te con
vey. This will le believed because he
says se ; and because, furthermore, it is
net a sensible construction te put upon
the language of a sensible man, te held
that lie meant te say that the right of
secession is maintained in this contest by
the Democratic party under Hancock's
It was sound and sensible te declare
that the Democratic party defends and
maintains the strict construction
ei the constitution and the rights
of the states against the tendency
te centralize in the federal government
powers which arc net expressly granted
te il by the constitution. Xe doubt Lee
and .lacksen, with all the ether Demo
crats in reliellien, believed that they were
lighting in defence of their principles
when they fought te dissolve the union.
The Democracy in the North did net
believe that they were te be main
tained in that way. The ballet is the
only weapon of the Democrat, and the
will of the majority is the law of his
land. These who don't like it can leave.
That principle is the one the war has
settled ; and among the things which
this election will secure will be the just
construction of the. constitution at the
hands of one who lias shown himself te
le a master of the true Democratic idea
Why They Yelp.
The Rcdhiiner asks us te -prove that
Wade Hampton did net say what it says
he said at .Staunton, Va. Although it
is the mark of an illogical or stupid mind
le ask proof of a negative, Senater Hamp
ton's statement will convince every fair
minded man in the country that he is ma
liciously misconstrued in the language
kept conspicuously displayed by such
parly hirelings as the Tribune.
The reason Mr. Hampton's word set
tles it is thai he is universally regarded
as a man of upright character, of sincei
ity and honor. Rebel though he was, he
has never lest his character of a straight
forward, truthful gentleman, nor forfeit
ed the esteem of the public for this qual
ity. Moreover, he was the first man of
distinction in the Seuth te recognize, te
accept and acknowledge the results of
the war, and all his political cenducthas
been consistent with that cause and ut
terly inconsistent with such declarations
as that attributed te him.
As we have said frequently before, it
matters nothing te anybody but Hamp'
ten whether or net he said what he is
charged with saying. At most it would
prove nothing except that he is a feel,
and te prove even that would neither
affect Hancock's prospects nor the princi
ples of his party. The malignity with
which it is sought te fix a false and absurd
interpretation upon the expression of
Hampton will only serve te remind the
country that he incurred the special
hatred of such organs as the JEwi miner
by expeiling their friend, Jehn J. Patter
son, the pretege of their patron, Simen
Cameren , from his management of Seuth
Carolina. A notorious thief, an apt pupil
of the Cameren school, Patterson went
down there and introduced the system
of buying and selling legislators and
legislation by despoiling the state treas
ury, of wasting the revenues of the com
monwealth in the luxurious orgies of its
rulers, and the shameless prostitution of
political power te political aggrandize
ment which has prevailed in Penn
sylvania for se many years under the
Examiner1' party. It was Hampton's
leadership that cxielled him and his vile
crew, and the whole pack of Cameren
hounds may be expected te bark at
nampten's heels whenever they can get
a pretext te raise the cry.
The Republican editors who are cry
ing that there were frauds committed in
taking the census in the Southern states
seem te have been incautiously befouling
their own nest, since it tums out that of
the forty-nine supervisors of the census
in these states, a majority are Republi
cans, only twenty-two of them being
Democrats. Try something else.
The doctors arc having a geed time of
it at Tell's Hain te-day. It is a pleasant
company of "gentlemen and scholars"
who have gathered there, and they are
being well treated by their local brethren.
We trust that geed digestion will wait
upon appetite with them, and that they
will net suffer from their recreation nor
their patients from their absence.
Hexrt Cult's Kentucky homestead,
Ashland, has been rented at f 8 per acre.
Freddy Grant is going te have Mc
Donald arrested for criminal libel. Geed
boy, careful of papa's geed name.
Judge JEUKMiAn S. Black returned from
Europe yesterday. He arrived in New
Yerk by steamer Batavia, passing through
this city in the afternoon for Yerk.
Miss Resa Bexheur having no further
use for the lien and lioness which have
served her as models at her country resi
dence, has presented them te the Jardin
W. E. McMastek, of New Yerk, the
famous artist who painted the portrait of
James Buchanan in 1856 at Wheatland,
has just finished a portrait of Winfield
Scott Hancock, at Governer's Island.
Gladstone embarks at Gravcscnd, en
the Thames, te-day, in Messrs. Donald,
Currie & Ce.'s steamship Grantully
Castle, for a cruise around the British
The cestumcr Werth's summer villa at
Viroflay, is described as a large ami very
expensive brick structure without archi
tectural dignity, it being a hodge-pedge of
all styles, an amalgamation of turrets,
pointed and flat reefs, monumental chim
neys and grotesque windows.
Princess Stephanie's bridal veil is en
view in Brussels. It is valued at $5,000,
and 150 workwemen wcre employed three
mouths in its making. It is entirely in
point a V aiguille, and the largest piece of
work of this kind that has yet been made.
It is three yards and a half long and three
Sara Bernhardt, the artist actress,
has returned from Copenhagen le Paris.
She has written the director of the Theatre
Francaisc, asking te be allowed te pay in
four annual installments of 25,000 francs
each the 100,000 francs damages te which
she was condemned for violating her en
gagements with that theatre.
The Tribune continues te report Vermont
Advices from all points of this and ad-
jeiuing counties report the mortality rate
of te-day as very low and the general
health as unusually geed. The phenome pheneme phenome
nenis referred te the council at Tell's Hain.
Tun deaf mutes of America arc holding
their first convention in Cincinnati. There
is a fair attendance from all parts of the
United States and Canada. Rebert Mc
Gregor, of Cincinnati, was elected presi
Be it remembered that it was the Cin
cinnati Commercial, new supporting Gar
field, which se late as last June said: ".The
most contemptible thing thus far at Chi
cago is a chatter about Garfield. He has
net a record te run en for president."
"General Washington is a tall, well
made man," said a writer 179S, " rather
large boned, and has a tolerably genteel
address. His features are manly and bold,
his eyes of a bluish cast and very lively ;
his hair a deep brown, his face rather long
and marked with the small-pox ; his com
plexion sunburnt and without much color,
and his conteuance sensible, composed and
thoughtful ; there is a remarkable air of
dignity about him, with a striking degree
of gracefulness ; cander,siuccrity,affability
and simplicity seem te be the striking fea
tures of his character."
It yearly takes 200,000 acres of forest te
supply cress-tics for the railroads of the
United States. It takes 15,000,000 tics te
supply the demand, for which en an avcr avcr
age the contractor gets 35 cents apiece,
making in the aggregate $5,250,000. In
building a new read, the contractors figure
en 2,700 tics te the mile, while it takes 300
tics te the mile te keep a constructed read
in repair. The average of a geed piece of
timber laud is 200 tics te the acre and 12
tics te the tree. White or burr oak is con
sidered the best timber for the pur
pose, although cherry, maple, ash, and
even locust have been used. The business
gives employment te an army of choppers,
who are paid 10 cents apiece for each tie.
Continued practise makes the choppers
expert in the use of the axe, and a single
man has been known te get out thirty-five
in a day, yet the average is only ten, while
an expert will probably get out twenty.
Xew Yerk Sun.
Our readers will bear us out in saying
that the Sun is net in the habit of trying
te encourage its friends with exaggerated
reports of the political situation cr with
false hopes of the future.
But we think that the prospect in Indi
ana is new geed. Mr. Hendricks, Mr.
McDonald, Mr. English, Mr. Voerhccs
and all the ether geed men and true there
are doing their whole duty. There is a
mighty and an earnest crowd of them, and
we iudffe that in October the friends of
Hancock and English will carry the state
by a majority sufficient for every patriotic
The business of the hour is work ; but
the harvest premises te be glorious in
deed. UARKISON'3 CIVII. SERVICE REFORM.
An Example for Hayes, Sherman, Evarts,
Secretary of State Webster'a order, 1841.
Sir : The president is of opinion that it
is a great abuse te bring the patronage of
the general government into conflict
with the freedom of elections ; and that
this abuse ought te be corrected when
ever it may have been permitted te exist,
and te be prevented for the future.
He therefore directs that information
be given te all officers and agents in your
department of the public service that par
tisan interference in popular elections,
whether of state officers or officers of this
government, and for whomsoever or
against whomsoever it may be exercised,
or the payment of any contribution or as
sessment en salaries or official compensa
tion for election purpose, will be regarded
by him as cause of removal.
It is net intended that any officer
shall be restrained in the free ami proper
expression and maintenance of his opin
ions respecting public men or public
measures, or in the exercise, te the full
est degree, of the constitutional right of
suffrage. But persons employed under
the government, and paid for their ser
vices out of the public treasury, are net
expected te take an active or officious
part in attempts te influence the minds
or votes of ethers, such conduct being
deemed inconsistent with the spirit of the
constitution and the duties of public agents
acting under it ; and the president is re
solved, se far as depends upon him, that,
while the exercise of the elective franchise
by the people shall be free from undue in
fluences of official station aud authority,
opinion shall also be free among the officers
and agents of the government.
HANCOCK AND ENGLISH.
l'ROURE.3S of the camfamn.
The Hall Keeps Rolling One Day' Llt et
Conversions te Democracy Mamcs
In Sncncer ceuntv. Indiana. Ben. T.
Smith, one of the last Republican county
clerks, and twenty-seven ether Republi
cans who voted for Hayes in 187C, have
joined Hancock and English clubs.
Ex-Governer Dunning, of Indiana, who
has trained with the Republican party for
twenty years, introduced Franklin Landeis
at a Democratic meeting in Bloomington,
The two sons of ex-Congressman Dc
Brulcr, the National candidate for lieu
tenant governor of Indiana, have de
clared openly for Hancock and the state
Hiram Buswcll, postmaster at Warwick,
N. II., for sixteen years and a life-long
Republican, has announced his intention
te vote for Hancock and English. He says
he cannot swallow the Credit Mebilicr and
DcGeIyer scandals. A young men's Demo
cratic club has been formed with efficient
Jehn II. Marlaehcr, of R.ihway, N. J.,
writes "Of the eighty-live members of
the Silvus Democratic club of this city,
ten are young men who have left the Re
publican party. Wc are all pulling haul
at the same end of the rope for Hancock
and English, and expect te sec 15,000
majority for our ticket in November."
I). L. Helden, or Washington, Warren
county, in a letter of August 2:J, says :
"Several Republicans have signed the roll.
Henry C. Miller, an active Republican
since 1SG0, in a speech before the club an
nounced his intention te support Hancock
and English. Great enthusiasm prevails
throughout Warren county for the Deme
eratic ticket, and the indications arc that
the majority of 2,000 for Tilden in 1870
will be increased te 2,500 for Hancock."
In the meeting of the Dauphin county
Democratic committee yesterday, Casper
Dull, esq., was unanimously selected as
the candidate for district attorney. A let
ter from Dr. Umbcrgcr declining the nom nem nom
inatien for senator was presented and the
declination was accepted. A special com
mittee, consisting of Messrs. Themas J.
Finney, E. B. Cobaugh, F. A. Beehmcr
and the chairman, was appointed te select
a candidate te take the place of Dr. Um
bcrgcr and te report te a subsequent meet
ing of the committee.
In the New YerK Interior.
Judge William II. Hendersen, of Catta
raugus, writes as follewcs : " In 187G in no
one of the thirty-three towns of this coun
ty was there a Democratic club or a Til
den organization of any kind or name. In
1880, at midsummer, and before the doers
of your committee room were open, in all
the villages and in many of the mere rural
townships, large Hancock and English
clubs were formed and organized, and seen
every election district in the county will
beast of its Hancock and English club. Iu
every neighborhood there arc Republicans
who never acted with us before new advo
cating the election of Hancock. As a spe
cimen brick, in the adjoining town wc had
forty-eight? votes for governor last fall, and
a Hancock club was ergagized there the
ether night with ninety-six names en the
roll at the start. I knew of net a single
voter in the county who acted with us in
1S7G that is net new for Hancock."
Will "te us lie Shet.
Colonel Geerge W. Terrcncc, of Victer,
Ontario county, has written the following
letter te his friend, Colonel Sehcuffel, of
Victer, N. Y., August 1G. 1880. Te
Colonel F. A. Sehwjj'el, Lieutenant Colonel.
Old Thirteenth -Dear Sir: Your letter of
the 10th inst. was duly received and in
reply will say that LJiave no objections te
defining my political position in the pre
Yeu arc aware that for the past seven
teen years 1 have acted with the Republi
can party. But the time has come when
every man should consider the danger of
a perpetuation of power iu the hands of
one family or party, and I, for one, believe
that the Republican party has had its day
of usefulness, and wc should regard a con
tinuation of its power as dangerous.
And when an opposing party presents
goedjnento fill the same positions, no
harm can come te the government by their
election. I can speak with the greatest
confidence of the man whom the
Democrats have placed at the head of
their ticket, for as boys we played together
aud as men wc fought together en the
same battlefields, shared the privations of
camp in a foreign country, and I have yet
te learn of one solitary act of dishonor
charged te Winfield Scott Hauceclc. With
such a man at the head of our government
we have nothing te fear. The purity of
his character, his intelligence, his patriot
ism, all aumenisn me inai ne is uie rignr
man in the right place. Hence I say te
you that my humble inllcnce will be cast
for Gen. Winfield S. Hancock.
G. W. Terrknce.
Mere Plain Talk.
Judge C. P. Nicoll, long a leading Re
publican of Jersey City, and a Republican
sincc,thc formation of the party, spending
his money and energies in its behalf, an
nounces his purpose te support Hancock in
a letter, in which he says: "lam sick
and tired of this continual waving of the
bloody shirt, which keeps the two sections
of the country divided, and, I believe, has
seriously retarded the prosperity of both,
and I feel that I should take a
stand that is going te bind me regard
less of party. Republicans tell me the
country was never mere prosperous than
new. I can't sce it. I own a large quan
tity of real estate, and am almost ruined
by taxes. I want te see if a change will
net be for the better. If the Democratic
party don't de what is right in the four
years, when they get power, as I believe
they certainly will, they will be swept
away, as they will deserve. I am willing
te risk a chauge for my own personal
interests and prosperity. I never was
such a partisan Republican as te justify
the keeping up of this sectional feeling bc bc
twecn North and Seuth. It has only been
kept up te retain certain office-holders in
power. Net only se, but I believe General
Hancock te be the better man of the two.
They tell me he has had no cxperiencein pol
itics. Neither had General Grant when he
was elected president, and at the clese of
his first temi they wcre anxious te elect
him again. They tell me Garfield has had
experience in politics. Judging from his
record, as I have read it in the Republican
papers for years (and if the Republicans
de net believe them who would they be
lieve ?) General Garfield has had tee much
experience iu politics already. They ob
ject te taking a candidate out of the army
as a candidate for president. Grant was
in the army and was a Democrat before he
took the Republican nomination. J" be
lieve there is far less danger of Hancock be
ing vseil by the Seuth than there is of Gar
field being used by corrupt pelitician8.'',
Allegheny City is moving for the removal
of its soldiers' monument, which new
stands upon Seminary Hill, dismal looking
and black, a monument of a disgraceful
neglect instead of a monument reared te
the memory of the soldiers of this county
who fell during the rebellion.
THE HAMPTON SPEECH.
Explanation from tae
The following from the Staunton Valley
Virginian places the facts in this vexed
matter clearly before the public':
Fer the last four or five days the follow
ing extract has been going the rounds of
the Democratic papers :
"Is my whole record since the clese of the
war, and all my efforts for a better under
standing between the sections, a bread and
down-reaching for the union, te be frit
tered away by the forgeries of an obscure
newspaper writer? I neither used the
words attributed te me, nor anything ap
proaching them in meaning."
It purported te have been taken from a
letter written by Senater Wade Hampton
te the editor of the Washington Pest. As
seen as it appeared the editor of the I7r
ginian inclesed it in a letter te Senater
Hampton as fellows :
Sir : The inclesed slip purports te be a
literal extract from a private letter written
by you te the editor of the Washington
Pest. The substancoef the letter is stated
te be a denial of the 'language attributed
te von bv the Virninian in its report of your
snecch in Staunton. Julv 2G. A copy of
that report I herewith send. In it you are
quoted as having used these wenls iu sub
stance : " ('ensider what Lee and Jacksen
would de if they wero alive. These are
the sanie principles for which they fought
for four years. Remember the men who
poured forth their life-bleed en Virginia's
soil, and de net abandon them new."
The quotation above is the text of the
alleged letter te the editor of the Pest,
and I write te ask if it is true that such a
letter was written by you, and if se, is the
inclesed slip a literal extract therefrem.
A response at your earliest convenience will
greatly oblige, Yours respectfully,
In reply te the above the following let
ter was received i.ite yesieruay evciimg.
Sir : Your letter has just reached me,
and in reply te you question in reference
te the Washington Pest I answer that I
have addressed no commnnicatien of any
character te the paper. I have never seen
the extract purporting te be taken from it
until this moment, and thcre must boa
mistake in supposing that the Pest has
made any statement such as the extract
represents it as making.
I had net scen, until you sent it, the re
port of my remarks in Staunton contained
in the the Valley Virginian, the only re
port which had met my cye being that in
the Baltimore Gazette, republished in the
New Yerk Herald of the lGth inst. I have
net the slightest recollection of having
used the language attributed te me in the
closing sentences of your report, and I cer
tainly never intended te convey the idea
embodied in them. Your reporter mis
conceived my language.
I appealed te the Virginians present te
consider before they voted hew Lee and
Jacksen would vote wero they alive, and
I asked if any one present could for a mo
ment suppose that these dovetod Virgin
ians could have dene anything which would
create disscntiens in the state they loved
se well. My soul object at Staunton was
te appeal te the Democrats of Virginia te
forget their local differences and te unite
for the success of the Democratic party.
The principle involved in the war was the
claim made by the Seuth of the
right of peaccable secession. This right
was denied by the North, Democrats as
well as Republicans joining in the denial.
On this issue battle was joined. The
North triumphed, and the results of her
success were embodied in the amendments
te the constitution, settling beyond all
question and forever the right of peacc
able secession, by the adverse decision of
the highest earthly tribunal recognized
among mankind. The war had nothing
te de with the principles of the national
Democratic party, and I was peculiarly
unfortunate if any expression of mine in
Staunton could be se misconstrued as te
give the impression that I supposed the
principles involved in the presidential
contest wcre theso for which we
j fought for four years. I have made
no cnarge against your paper or
any ether of wilful misrepresentation, but
I must diclaim emphatically the construc
tion placed upon my speech, as well as the
language attributed te me in the few last
sentences of your report. As your letter
was a courteous ene I have replied te it
frankly and I hepe you will de me the jus
tice te print my letter in full should yen
desire te make any portion of it public.
While the maxim that all is fair in politics
as in war unfortunately obtains tee general
ly, I hepe no Southern paper will ever re
fuse te de justice te its political opponents.
I am respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
What the Reporter Says.
As seen as it was announced that Gover Gover
eor Hampton and Governer Vance would
address a mass meeting in Staunton, I
wrote te the editor of the New Yerk
World, asking if he wished a report of the
speeches, and in case he did, whether I
should send it by mail or by telegraph. I
received a telegram from Mr. llurlburt
saying, "scud report by mail."
UA meeting of Rcadjustcrs was advertised
for the same day and hour, and I had been
requested te make a report of it fur a
Richmond, Va., daily. As I could net at
tend both meetings I agreed with Jacob
Yest, esq., the junior editor of the Valley
Virginian, at his suggestion, te allow him
te use my notes of the Hampton and Vance
meeting if he would return the favor iu
regard te the Rcadjuster meeting.
1 attended the meeting in the opera
house and heard and made notes of the
speeches of both governors. My report
was net a stenographic ene aud was net
literal and full. After I had written it
out, in accordance with my agreement, I
carried it around te Mr. Yest and read it
te him. When I had finished reading it
he said in effect : "I sce you have emitted
what Hampton said about fighting for the
same principles for which the war was
fought." I replied : "I have. I de net
propose te send that North for miscon
struction." He said, in effect: "Well,
I'll see that it gets North."
The paragraph which the Tribune has
been keeping at the head of its editorial
columns may be or may net be the exact
utterance of General Hampton. My im
pressien is that it is net, se well as l can
recollect. I cannot undertake te affirm,
after the interval of time that has elapsed,
what General Hampton did say. The im
pression left upon my mind by this remark,
of which no verbatim report has ever been
made, se far as I knew, was that the con
flict new waging is ene between local self
government and strong centralization.
And yet I must admit that at the time the
remark struck me as being of such a char
acter as te invite misconstruction. The re
port of the Viiginian and that of the Vin
dicator I believe te be both in the main
Se far as I have been able te ascertain,
there was no stenographic report made of
General Hampton's speech. My report te
the New Yerk World, as published by the
World, is, I think, the ene which General
Hampton furnished te the Herald as the
only one which received his personal in in
eorsement. I have no copy of the World,
however, containing the .report, and hence
cannot verify this belief. My report of
both speeches was materially abbreviated
by the World in publication.
This statement is forwarded by me at
the request of Mr. Yest, for whom I enter
tain a kind personal regard, although I dif
fer with him politically.
A. C. Gorden.
Staunton, Va.. Aug. 21, 1880.
J. C. Hasting, of Clinten, N. Y., the
well-known landscape gardener, died at
Ithaca suddenly of pneumonia.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Baseball. At Cincinnati Cincinnati,
5, Trey, 3.
The army of the Cumberland will held
its reunion at Teledo September 22 and 23.
Boyd, the oarsman, has accepted the
challenge of William Elliet, of BIy the, te
row a match in February next, ever the
Tyne course, for $100 or $200 a side.
A water spout burst along the line of
the Cleveland, Mount Vernen & Colum
bus railroad yesterday, flooding the track
te a depth of five feet and delaying trains.
The crops iu Buckland township, Belle
chasse county, Quebec, have been greatly
damaged by hail storms. Iu many in
stances settlers have lest all their crops.
Edward Mikesell shot and killed his
mother, near Wauscea, Ohie, en Tuesday.
He testified before a coroner's jury that
the killing was accidental ; he was trying
te sheet a chicken at the time.
Judge Hage was shot iu his Iioiihe and
killed by an unknown assaMdii. He haH
for years been tin: principal mover iu a
great political, social and religious feud
that has agitated .southern Minnesota.
During a heavy thunder iitunn a hiii.'iII
yacht containing .seven men, capsized near
the point of Iteclcaway I'cach. Only one
man reached the sheie. Tin: naiiii; of one
of the lest is Themas? Suit en.
The storm in the West en Tuesday, ap
pears from telegraphic advices, te have ex
tended ever a large aiea of country, and
its cflect en the corn crop will be most
favorable as the stalks were drying up
very fast iu some localities.
The bark A tti vita, fiem I'altiuieii-, lias
arrived at Londen. She repot Is that an
Italian seaman muideied another Italian
seaman in a quarrel last Monday. The
muuderer has been arrested and will be ex
tradited te Italy.
A dispatch from Reme contradicts the
statement of the Algerian journal JicpuMi
can, about the .smuggling of arms front
Italy into Algeria for the use of malcon
tent Arabs, and states there is no Arab
journal published in Sicily, as the IlepnhU
The conductor of a freight train en the
Pan Handle railroad put off some tramps
who were stealing a ride, near Piqua, O.,
last evening. One of the tramps filed at
the train and the bullet shuck a brake
man, named Jehn Kcllcy, causing a mor
In Pueblo Hugh Moency. a section
boss, was stabbed by Jerry Crawley. He
was a peaceable mau, a tramp interfered
with the section men, and, when ordered
away by Mooney, became angry and at
tacked him, stabbing him in the breast and
stomach. Mooney died almost instantly,
and the tramp was arrested.
Lightning playing around Bridgeport,
Conn., struck the schooner Mabel, of
Palais, Maine, lying in the harbor, shatter
ing her top and foremasts and instantly
killed Charles Shribcr, the steward. The
lightning also struck a number of places
about the city, including the St. Augustine
Catholic church spire, causing a damage
of several hundred dollars.
The executive committee has decided te
formally open the Democratic campaign in
Ohie en the evening of September 2d, by a
grand mass meeting en the western terrace
of the state house. Among the speakers
will be Senators Thurman and Pendleton,
Gciu G. W. Morgan, Ex-Governer T. W.
Bartley and Congressman Gee. II. Con Cen Con
verse. It is supposed te make the meet
ing an immense affair.
Jacob Merriski, in Pittsburgh, was inn
ever by a wagon and has died.
The Philadelphia bridge company, at
Pottstown, recently shipped bridge and
turn-table work te Japan.
Jehn Ebcrhard, au old aud respected
citizen of Hanover, was run ever and re
cently killed en the L. fc S. railroad near
Jehn Frest, aged 33 years, another one
of the victims ei the May's Landing disas
ter, died yesterday at the Pennsylvania
hospital. This makes the twenty-sixth
The building occupied by the Pittsburgh
Ecening Telegraph caught fire last night,
but the flames were confined te the rear
portieu. The less en the building is
$5,000, but that en the paper is net esti
mated. It will appear te-day as usual.
Twe factions exist in the Lutheran
church at Grccnsburg, and one took pos
session of the church last Sunday. The
opposite side held services in the yard,
aud during the day some one called for
the police. Ne serious trouble occurred
A coal train en the Lehigh Valley rail
road was thrown from the track near Shen
andoah en Tuesday morning, b- the
breaking of one of the pony wheels of
the engine. About a dozen cars were
wrecked, and the engineer, fireman and
one hrakeman were injured, the former
Ground has been broken for the Mead
ville & Line.svillc railroad, which will give
Mcadville a competitive freight and pas
senger line. The line is te be completed
before January, and will be operated by
the Pennsylvania Central or the Lake
Shere companies. An Oswego firm has
the contract for grading.
Yesterday thcre were about twelve hun
dred persons in attendance at the picnic of
the Patrons of Husbandry near Mechanics
burg. A large number of people from the
adjoining states of Maryland, Virginia and
West Virginia were in attendance. To
day is the big day of the picnic and a very
large number of grangers and their wives
and friends are in attendance. A number
of speeches will be delivered and an enjoy
able time generally has been expected.
Colonel JehnS. McCalmont, of Venango,
has written te the editor of the Venango
Spectator announcing his intention te sup
port Hancock. Colonel McCalmont has
been a prominent Republican for a dozen
years at least. He was a member of the
Legislature in 18e0, aud speaker, and pre
sident judge in Venango from 18.13 te 18G1,
when he resigned fiem the bench te take
command of the Tenth regiment Pennsylva
The Silly Slander About Win. II. English.
Cincinnati Enqr.iicr, August Ot, 1830.
Te the Editor of the Enquirer.
One of the campaign stories recently
published in the Cincinnati Commercial in
relation te purchases of property at tax
sales in Marien county, Iud., by Hen.
William II. Euglish, is very effectually
squelched by the following card, volun
tarily published by the two very respectable
Republican citizens of Indianapolis who
made the purchases for Mr. English :
Te the Public.
"In reference te the publication recently
made in the Cincinnati Commercial in re
lation te purchases of property at tax sales
in Marien county, Ind., in the nanie of
William II. English, wc knew that said
publication is unjust te Mr. English. Wc
were the agents that made all these pur
chases and they arc all cases where Mr.
English owned or had an interest in the
property, mid bought solely for the pur
pose of saving himself from penalty, and
net for the purpose of speculation. Wc
had express instructions from Mr. English
uet te bid off any property en speculation.
We arc both Republicans and make tiiis
statement purely as matter of justice.
"D. M. Greene.
"Indianapolis, Aug. 10, 1880." .
The statement in the same article abent
foreclosure of mortgages is of like charac
ter. It is well known t'.iat Mr. English
never forecloses a mortgage if it can be
avoided, and is one of the most indulgent
of creditors. The foreclosures referred te
were in many instances in bankrupt and
ether like cases where it was necessary te
perfect title, nor is the number of fore
closures at all remarkable when Mr. Eng
lish's immense business is taken into con
sideration. The papers of Indianapolis
have net copied the CemmereiaVs stuff,nor
has the publication dene Mr. English the
The second batch in the Commercial is
signed " Jehn "A Smith, His Mark," car
rying en its face the evidence that it is the
work of a malicious Republican, who prob
ably deluded this ignorant man into say
ing what he did net intend te say, and
which was in seme respects certainly un
true if he did say it. Mr. English is the
lam man te have used the language attrib
tiled te him, and did net use it. The suit
referred te wan net with Mr. English at
all, hut with a railroad company, of which
Mr. Knglixh was neither president nor
owner of ;t controlling amount or the stock
an staled by tin Commercial. He aided in
Heciirlug Smith 41,200 in a compromise.
one-half of which, it seems, was gobbled
up by a ICcpiihlicau law firm.
Mnlinrtl-n In :iiliui;.
Tin: Imilv of a veiinir woman, about
twenty yearn of age, an yet unidentified,
was found iu th hallway of a lien; : en
Went Madmeu ntrcet, Chicago, yesterday.
On her linger was a ling bearing the ini
tials, K. A. ('.. Junt bofero the iliwevery
of the body Officer DavUnaw Dr. fharle
(;. r.arlu wiiuti" un nemeUiiiii' from tin:
fleer of bin room with a towel. Tim doc
ter then disappeared into bin room and
locked the deer. I lie theory of the eore
ner is that the woman died while the doc
tor was trying te deliver her of a child :
that the doctor then drcKSud her and placed
her in the hall way te avert suspicion. Iir.
Karle had only recently been released from
Joliet prison, where he served two years
for a similar crime. He and his seu have
Last night about midnight another at'
tempt was made te break into the cellar of
the residence of h. J. Zahm, Se. 114 Last
Lemen street. This makes the fourth time
Mr. Zahm's residence has been visited by
thieves since last spring. 1 wicc they suc
ceeded in getting in and stealing nearly all
the previsions in the cellar, and twice they
failed. Last nigbt they did net get in
the outside cellar deer being fastened en
the inside with a strong bar. Hie
thieves did net succeed in breaking
the bar, but they raised the deer several
inches. It is well for them that they did
net get in, for these repeated attacks en
his premises has compelled Mr. Zahm te
make ample preparations te receive mid
night visitors, who will net only find it
difficult te get into his house, but far mere
difficult te get out.
There is reason te believe that women
as well as men have been engaged in these
depredations. During one of their former
visits te the premises, in their hurry te get
away, a few packages of goods were left
behind and these have the car-marks of
having been tied up by a woman. Last
night two suspicious looking women were
seen outside the premises just before the
attempted burglary. It is believed they
were the accomplices of a man who was
engaged in doing the heavy work and who
was at the time secreted in the garden.
Picnic at What Ulen.
Yesterday a very pleasant private picnic
was held at What Glen park, under the
management et Mr. Jehn Smaling, assist
ed by a number of lady and gentlemen
friends. The party, te the number of
twenty odd couples, left the city in omni
buses about 10 o'clock in the morning, and
remained upon the greuuds until seven in
the evening; the amusements mainly in
dulged in being dancing and beating. Tay Tay
eor's erel:str.i furnished the music
in their usual geed style. The only
incident worthy of special mention
that occurred was the mishap which
befel one young lady of the party by
falling from a beat into the water. The
only damage done was a severe fright te
the lady, a and complete drenching of
her clothes, the water at the point
where she went overboard being very
low. She was gallantly rescued from her
perilous position by one of her young lady
companions. Of course the accident made
the unfortunate the heroine of the hour,
and all hands returned home in the best of
AN ILL OMEX.
The Fifth Ward Republican Pele.
The Fifth ward Republicans arc in hard
luck. The pole they put up recently at
the corner of Columbia and Marietta ave
nues was struck by the storm yesterday
afternoon, and the captive balloon that
floated from Jits top was tern off. The
streamer was blown off, the American flag
fell te the ground, and the pole itself
was almost blown down. It leans
a meat deal mere, than the leaning
tower of Pisa, and the Examiner will no
doubt be shocked te learn that the pole
leans towards the Seuth, as though plead
ing for assistance from that quarter.
Anether incident is also worth neting:
when the flag blew down, the Rads in the
neighborhood pulled it up again, and did
net notice that it was wrong side up
Union down until their attention was
called te it several minutes afterward by
some patriotic Hancock men who didn't
like te sec the dear old flag hung up as a
signal of distress.
Heavy Storm Vehtsrday.
A violent wind aud rain storm passed
ever the northern part of the county yes
terday afternoon about 3 o'clock. A young
man working for Mr. Graucr en Hen. J.
Den Cameren's farm met with a serious
accident during the storm. Iu attempting
te enter the barn he was caught by ene of
the large doers which the wind blew shut
breaking one of his legs. Dr. II. S. Trout
was sent for who set the injured limb,
after which he was removed te the home
of his parents at Columbia.
Powder Mill Struck by Ugiitning.
A furious storm with thunder and light
ning prevailed around Wilkcsbarrc yester
day. Several buildings were struck by
lightning but no great damage was done
General Oliver's powder mill at Laurel
Run, was struck and 1,000 pounds of pow
der exploded, partially destroying the mix
ing room. This is the mill of which Henry
C. Burrowes, late of this city, is the popu
lar and efficient manager.
A LancaHier County Candidate.
One of the Republican candidates for
Assembly in Cumberland county is Dr.
W. Scott Bruckart. Dr. Bruckart is a na
tive of Lancaster county, having been born
at Silver Spring in 1848, attended the state
normal school at Millcrsvillc, graduated
from the Jeffersen medical college at Phila
delphia, and practised medicine at Mount
Jey until 1874, when he removed te Shirc Shirc
manstewn. where he has since resided.
Mr. Adam Steiucr, residing en the Ilar
risburg pike near this city, while removing
his hay te make room for tobacco, found a
large bundle of blankets, which were no
doubt stolen and secreted in the hay. Fur
ther information concerning them can be
had at the mayor's office or from the chief
I Dogs Killed.
Deg-catcher Hall killed seven unredeem
ed and unmuzzled dogs this morning,
THE HANCOCK LEGION BANNER.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC DEMONSTRATION.
A Splendid Banner A Vala Turn-Oat
Music and Fireworks, and a Walk Areaad.
The political demonstration in this city
last night, under the auspices of the Han
cock Legien, quite outran all the expecta
tions of the management who had made
no elaborate preparations for the event,
and were no less surprised than grateful
that a merely impromptu affair assumed
such unexpected dimensions and was
leavened with such rare enthusiasm. The
banner was suspended early in the evening
en a stout wire stretched from Maj. How Hew
ell's te Charles Buchmiller's buildings,
and as seen as it Iiad been pnt up
elicited favorable opinions from all who
saw it. It is a beautiful piece of network
about 20x30 feet, and bears oil pertraist,
admirably finished, of Hancock and Eng
lish, with the inscriptions "Hancock
Legien of Lancaster, Penn." "Fer Presi
dent Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsylva
nia," " Fer Vice President W. II. Eng
liuli, of Indiana." These can be seen and
plainly read far up and down the street,
and tin: banner is a prominent and striking
object iu th view.
Kaily iu the evening the members of tbe
Legien and hundreds of ether Democrats
-;i;;.iU te gather in the southeast angle of
Ontie Hqiiari at the Democratic hcad
qtiaitern. The linen uniform hats ordered
by the Legien had failed te arrive, but the
members were a white badge aud when
they formed in line headed by the City
band hundreds of representatives of the
waul elubs of the city fell in with them,
aud when the precession moved off under
Commander McGovern and Marshall Ber
nard, it was a square in length four abreast
and the files very elese together. The
band played, the surging crowds iu the
square cheered, aud at many points in the
precession there were brilliant displays of
fireworks. Far up the street, beyond the
banner, a huge bonfire bad been built, and
the banner could be plainly seen
and read. As the portraits wcre recognized
eliser after cheer arose from the parade,
and when it halted au immense crowd of
people formed in dense mass under and
W. U. Henscl, one of the vice presi
dents of the Legien, mounted the steps of
Maj. Hewell's residence, and addressing
the throng, said :
Fellow Citizens: The Democracy of
Lancaster, through the Hancock Legien,
have hung this banner across the thresh
old of our geed city se that the citizen
aud stranger at our gates may see what
manner of men these arc who are appointed
by the Democratic party te lead the peo
ple of the country in their return te the
ways of sound, economical, constitutional
They have suspended across this high
way the portrait of their soldier-statesman
candidate for president, liccause it was up
this street that the Democratic soldiers of
Lancaster marched te the defense of a
country, for which the Democratic party
has always been ready te de and te dare
all that is needful for its preservation- -a
country whose frce institutions were orig
inally established by Democratic states
men, who at the same time founded the
Democratic party te maintain them.
This same banner hung en this thorough
fare through which se much of the busi
ness activity of the city surges day after
day, filly bears the portrait of our candi
date for vice president, whose name and
whose fame arc a guarantee that in the
political promotion of such men as he there
is premiso of an upright,business-likc ad
ministration of public affairs.
The breezes which swell this network
te-night arc trembling into Democratic
melody as they strike the "thunder harp"
of Maine's pines. In October they will
strenghtcn into the gladsome chorus of
victory en the besom of Indiana's prairies.
But when the gales of November are let
loeso from the Gulf te the Lakes they will
sweep away every vestige of corrupt Re
On behalf of the Democracy of the city
aud with their compliments te the Han
cock Legien, I am asked te propose three
cheers for the Democratic nominees.
Three cheers and a tiger were given for
Hancock and English aud there was a re
newed exhibition of fireworks, after which
the Legien, headed by the band and fol
lowed by an enthusiastic throng, took up
the march again and moving up North
Queen marched out East Chestnut te
Duke, down Duke te the court house and
thence te headquarters, where it dismis
sed. The large crowd gathered at headquar
ters was,howcvcr,auxieus te hear speaking,
and there were loud calls for "Stcinmetz,"
"Davis," "Risk" and ethers. Finally Mr.
Stcinmetz took the platform and in his
usual vigorous style entertained the boys
with an enthusiastic and eloquent speech
which was heartily received and raptur
ously cheered. He was followed by R. B.
Risk, esq., who in a very finished and
forcible speech indicted the Republican
party for its misdoings and extolled the
Democratic candidates,priiieiples and pros
pects. The meeting then adjeurued.
The IHIlcrvllIe l'ele.
The Hancock aud English pole raised in
Dillci ville en Tuesday -evening is the first
pole that has been raised in that village
for a quarter off a century. A noteworthy
circumstance attending its erection was a
ringing speech in behalf of the Democratic
nominees made by Daniel Brannen, hith
erto a staunch Republican.
StmiR by Keen.
A few days age Jehn Kauflmau. of Lea
cock township, was engaged in harrowing
in his field, when a swarm of bees came
flying along and alighted en his head. He
was terribly stnng about the face, and se
were two men who came te his assistance,
and the horses which he was driving.
The Israelites of this city arc holding a
picnic te-day at Recky Springs. Between
twenty and thirty lamilies are represented
by fifty or sixty adults and children. The
party were taken te the picnic grounds iu
coaches and busses.
A Valuable lies.
Dr. I. II. Mayer has sold a hen te Will
iam McDonald, of Waverly, Tiega county.
New Yerk, for $20. The chicken is a
Brahma, and is of very excellent stock.
She was en exhibition at the Gcrmantewn
fair last winter.
David Wai fel, county treasurer's clerk,
is forty-n i ne years old te-day. He did net
celebrate very " elaborately," but receiv
ed the congratulations of his friends at the
treasurer's office and "set 'cm up all
Ceney Island Excursion.
This morning an excursion left this city
ever the Philcdclphia & Reading railroad
for Ceney Island. The train took five
persons from the King strce t depot.