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TUESDAY EVENING. AUG. 31, 1880.
TIic Maine Chaace.
Seme of the Republicans whose zeal
outruns their discretion are getting ready
te hurrah ever "the reasonable cer
tainty" of carrying Maine, as though it
were a doubtful state, and as if Garfield
had any chance of being elected were it
lest or the Republican majority there
materially reduced. Mr. Blaine has been
boasting that the troubles there last win
ter have greatly weakened theDemecracy,
and his agents have been reporting the
most signal success in buying off Fusion
politicians, and yet here comes the chair
man of the Republican state central com
mittee of Pennsylvania, exhibiting him
self en the agonizing ragged edge of a
reasonable cerUiinty, and telling his pee
ple te get ready te shout if the 10,000 Re
publican majority of 1870 should be cut
down te somewhere near a nominal
iigiire. We feared all the time that
Cessna would fellow Ferney and Dough
erty and Butler, and be found trying te
get back before the campaign closed, but
we did net leek for him se early.
The Republicans h;ul 10,497 majority
for I Isiycs in Maine,in 1S7C. Allowing that
this is the preliminary election te the
presidential struggle, it is even mere
hotly waged than that will be; and the
natural increase of the Republicans in
one of their strongholds ought te keep
their vote up te its old figure unless the
tide is against them. If they have 15,000
majority in Maine they will have held their
own. If they are cut down te 10,000 they
get a black eye. If Maine's majority falls
te 5,000 it .shows a rate of decrease that
may laud its electoral vote en the Dem
ocratic side. If it should happen te be
carried for the Fusienisls the November
returns will net indicate that Garfield
was running. Se our Democratic friends
may reasonably get ready te hurrah.
Jehn Cessna and his "gentleman of
high character " will find out that most
of the laboring men of the country vote
through their brains as well as through
their eyes, and that a canal beat and a
pair of mules will be found but peer side
shows with which te divert them. They
who "vole through their eyes," would
no doubt prefer te see a large transpar
ency representing Garfield selling.his vote
te the Oakes Ames gang for Credit Mob Meb
ilier sleelc, and pocketing the dividends.
Anether transparency might represent
Garlield standing en a rotten DeGelyer
pavement receiving a $5,000 bribe for
manipulating the $3,000,000 steal
through the committee en appropriations.
Anether might represent Garfield run
ning away from the battle of Chicka
mauga, with his trousers rolled up, the
opposite side containing a picture of
Hancock wnuudul and bleeding, but
still lighting and conquering at Gettys
burg. An effective gieup en canvas would
be Judge Poland's congressional commit
tee presenting its report te the Heuse,
wherein Garfield is proved te have been
guilty of bribery and perjury. Garfield
should lie represented as cowering be
neath the frown of the tall judge, who,
pointing the finger of scorn at him, says
"Theu art the man."
Anether very effective transparency
could be get up representing Hayes and
Sherman kicking Arthur out of the New
Yerk custom house, in the interest of
civil service reform. On the reverse
should be a picture of the Chicago con
vention tendering this same Arthur the
nomination for vice president. These
who " vole through their eyes" might
also be edified and influenced by the
canal beat ami pair of mules led by Gar
field along the banks of a desolate look
ing stream named Salt River. That will
be the way in which Republicans will
feel like celebrating the news from In
diana. Tin-: Dauphin, Lebanon and Northum
berland district is one that the Democrats
ought te carry this year. The Republi
can managers forced Killinger, the old
and tried representative, out of the field
te make room for Sam Barr, the faithful
henchman of the Camerons, father and
son. He stands for Camerenism and
nothing else, and his nomination is an af
front te the mere intelligent and inde
pendent element of the party in the dis
trict, The Democrats arc talking about
running Grant Weidman, of Lebanon,
the most popular and strongest Democrat
in the district , and if they de he can make
it warm for Mr. Rarr, if net utterly de
Under the inspiration of a lively Dem
ecratic campaign .Northumberland can
loll a majority which may fairly offset
revolutionized Lebanon and Dauphin.
The people of these two counties have
long been restless under the Cameren
yoke, and they never had a better chance
te threw it oil than offers in the presen
tation of Barr.fer Congress. Te accom
plish this, however, there must be en
tirely fair dealing and a solidity of
strength and purpose in the Democratic
organization. That there will be we
doubt net, and with this at his back and
a vigorous fight in his behalf, there are
enough resolute, independent Republi
cans iu the district te carry it for Weid
man. JrneE Black describes Garfield as a
man who has a conscience, but has put
the key of it into the keeping of his party.
He. says further that he had a geed de
fense in the Credit Mebilier business but
he adopted the bad one of the guilty, and
surely nothing severer could be said of a
man than that he was se weak as net te
knew his own geed defense and se crim
inal as te adept a false one. We hope
the Republican papers will widely pub
lish Judge Black's opinion of their man.
Owing te an emission in the federal
law allowing aliens who had served in
the army te be naturalized en their dis
charge, without the usual "first papers"
of a declared intention, Judge Briggs
decided that these who served in the
narif arc net entitled te this privilege,
as the law does net mention them. The
singular emission in the statute mani-
.festly defeats its intention in part, but
thejudge is right iu his technical con-
, stnictionefR. ,.
The Bucks county Republicans de
clare for ex-Attorney General Lear for
United States senator. Has Kerable had
any representatives instructed for him
Mr. Crnus W. Field has resigned
1 membership in the direction of the Man
hattan elevated railroad.
Mrs. Sartoris, the daughter of General
Grant, who will seen reach this country,
expects te pass next winter in New Yerk.
The latest English papers announce the
marriage of Mr. Charles Stuart Wort Wert
let, M. P. for Sheffield, te Beatrice,
daughter of Mr. Antheny Trollepe.
Prince Geerge, of Prussia, has written
a play called "The White Cleak" which
Las been translated into Italian, and will
be brought out by Mme Risteri.
King Leuis, of Bavaria, has contracted
a mania of fondness for Bismarck, his for
mer animosity having passed away ; but
the ether Gciman sovereigns hate the iron
Chancellor as much as ever- for having
wiped out their petty courts.
A Londen mob went te the chapel of
the hospital of St. Jehn the Baptist, in the
Savey, te witness the marriage of the Bar Bar
encssBuRDETT Coutts and Mr. Bautlett
the ether morning, and en arriving at
church discovered that they had been vie"
Utilized by a practical joke.
Canen Farrar leeks 'little ever forty
years old, though in reality he is nearer
fifty. He is a grave, thoughtful, studious
looking man, with a shy, reserved manner,
who is led by, rather than leads, the con
versation. In warm summer days he is te
he found with books of reference beside
him studying in the ancient cloister garden
of Westminster abbey.
The Queen of Siam and hci son wcic
drowned when sailing in a little royal yacht.
They were run down by a steamer and all
en beard were lest except the king's secre
tary, who, being a geed swimmer suc
ceeded iu saving himself. On learning the
news of the catastrophe, the king of Siam
was se deeply effected that he fainted in
the presence of the court.
The Queen of the Belgians is a tine whip
and where she gees her phaeton and four
beautiful ponies go with her. Driving
with her daughter Stephanie lately at
Burgcs, she was stepped in Breydcl street
by a policeman, as thcre is net room for
two vehicles te pass, and traffic is permit
ted only in ene direction. The Queen
smilingly suggested that no vehicle was iu
sight, se mightn't she go'.' But the man
Was inexorable, and the Queen put back.
The Sunday premenaders iu the garden
of the Tuilcrics, in Paris, wcre treated te
a conjugal quarrel of an unusually piquant
nature. The parties te the dispute were
a jealous Danish princess and her husband
who, carried away by the charms of Saka
Bernhardt, had fled irem his domestic
hearth, intending te offer his idol the horn
age of his purse and admiration. Iu the
course of the struggle the princes did con
siderable damage with an umbrella.
Dr. Charles T. Jacksen died at Somcr Semcr
villc, Mass., yesterday, in the 74th year
of his age, after an ilncss of seven years.
In his early life he was engaged in gcoieg"
ical surveys ever a considerable part of the
Northern states. His long controversy
with Professer Merse relating te the elec
tric telegraph excited much interest iu the
early history of telegraphy. The use of
anaesthesia te destroy pain he regarded as
the great discovery of his life, hut this
claim was disputed, which was a bitter
disappointment te him.
The fourth eon of the Duke of Beaufort,
Lord Edward Somerset, was married en
August 18, at St. Margaret's church, West
minster, te Miss Fanny Julia Dixie, young
est daughter of the late Sir Alexander
Beaumont Churchill Dixie, Bart., and sis
ter of the present baronet. The bride
were a dress composed of white duehesse
satin, trimmed with Brussels point and
chatelaine of natural orange blossoms
and veil of Brussels lace, ever a wreath of
real erange blossoms and stcphanetis, fas
tened by a large diamond star. Her jow jew jow
els were a pearl nccklace and diamond
pendant (a gift from the Duke and
Duchcsse of Beaufort), and diamond and
pearl bracelet (a present from the Marquis
of Quecnsbcrry). The service was per
formed by the brother-in-law of the bride.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
J. S. Morgan, of J. S. Morgan & Ce.
job printers, of Cincinnati, committed sui
cide by sheeting himself at Cleveland, O.
The condition of cx-Govcrner Fenten is
somewhat improved, though he is still con
fined te his bed at Jamestown, N. Y.
Secretary Sherman addresses a large
Republican meeting at Pike's opera house,
Cincinnati, last evening.
The complete census returns of Wyom
ing territory show the total population te
be 21.000. The population by the censas
of 1870 was 9,170.
Mary Leu Campbell, the victim of a
mock marriage, at Atlanta, Ga., which
caused her ruin, committed suicide yester
day by taking morphine.
At St Paul's Minn., Rebert Barten fatal
ly stabbed Gcerge Sarkiu, en the lattcr's
repeating a remark derogatory of the char
acter of two young Ladies, which Barten
Extensive preparations arc being made
at Teledo, U., for the meeting of the
Society of the Army of the Cumberland
in that city en the 23d and 24th of Septem
ber. Hen. Rebert McCIelkmd died at 10
o'clock last evening, at Detroit, Mich.,
having never recovered consciousness since
the attack en Saturday afternoon. He was
formerly governor of the state, and secre
tary of the interior in President Pierce's
The bodies of Mary Beylo and Nellie
Hurlbut, who were drowned en the lake at
Buffalo, N. Y., have net been recovered.
A young brother of Mary Beyle, aged five
years, who was of the party, was saved
by his clinging te the upturned beat. It
is supposed that the occupants wcre romp
ing in the beat and capsized it, as the lake
was perfectly calm.
Teh Irving hall wing of the New Yerk
Democracy yesterday afternoon, sent te
Tammany hall a series of resolutions look
ing te and proposing a conference te ad
just differences existing. The communica
tion was responded te by Tammany, who
appointed a committce te confer with a
similar ene from Irving hall en Wednesday
The cold northeast storm has caused an
evacuation of Leng Branch. Twenty-nine
trains of ten cars each left Leng Branch
yesterday. The greatest exodus was from
Ocean Greve. The storm was se severe
that the trips of the pier beats were
abandoned. On account of the high sea
the bathing houses at the I lowland,
Atlantic and United States hotels were
removed te the bluff above the beach.
Most of the hotels have posted notices of
closing this week
LANCASTER DAILY INTELUGK(;ER.TUESDAY; AUGUST 31,1880.
A Republican Interviewer who went Wool Weel
Gathering and get Shern,
l'liilu. Irc33 Interview with Judge Jcre. S.
" Well, judge, what de you say of Han
cock as a Presidential candidate '.'"
"When I read his Order Ne. 40 of
which I am done disclaiming the author
ship I said, There is the foremost Amer
ican of his time, and the note I wrote him
upon that occasion came from my heart.
I said, Thcre is a man who deserves the
highest liener his country has te bestow,
and I believed that he would receive his
reward, if net iu life, then by posthumous
fame, which would descend upon his chil
dren, and I could net tear out of my heart
the lively hope that he would some day be
rewarded with the presidency of the United
"Yeu de net rate Hancock high merely
as a soldier?"
" When General Jacksen defended New
Orleans he filled the measure of his coun
try's glory ; but when he grappled with
the United States bank and strangled the
monster he rose te the full height of states
manship and made himself his proudest
place in history. General Hancock was a
splendid soldier, but his civil record
Order Ne. 40 alone is weith mere te him
and his country. Re showed a knowledge
of the constitution and a respect for its
legislation net exhibited by any ether high
elliccr of our army. He took his stand iu
defense of the constitution at a time when
Thad. Stevens was flouting his contempt
for that sacicd instrument, holding that
Congress was legislating eutside of the
constitution, though he observed that sonic
pcople still had splinters of that shattered
instrument festering iu their livers. That
was the ground taken by the strongest in
tellect of his party a man who led the
Republican party te lengths te which it
would have followed no ether."
"Don't you think Stevens believed he
"Thad Stevens was uttcily without
moral sense. He had no moral standard.
Hew could he determine what was right,
believing in nothing, rejecting Gotland the
devil '.' Naturally a great power, this lack
made him a great power for evil. It was
under his leadership that the Republican
party tried te de what Clay and Webster
predicted the ultra-abolitionists would at
tempt te destroy the Union by force."
"In your opinion, Judge, hew will the
tarill'-foi-revenue plank in the Democratic
platform affect Hancock in Pennsylvania '.'"
" Is anybody opposing that proposi preposi
tion?" "The Republican paity flatters itself
that it is opposing it te some purpose."
"Well, General Garfield isn't opposing
it, is lie'.' If there is a man in this country
who is an anti-protectionist that man is
Garlield. I knew it, and I knew he steed
up for his principles in his own district
when he was urged te declare himself. He
said he was net a protectionist, and though
they might vete against him he would
stand ea his convictions."
"But General Garfield confesses that he
was net tee stubborn te learn, that free
trade theories captived him, while the prac prac
ticewas obnoxious te him, for which rea
son," I believe, he never gave an anti-protectionist
vote in the house. Judge Kclley
put it pretty well when he said recently
that Garlield had grown up te the full
measure of protection."
"Well, 1 was afraid of that afraid he
would allow his devotion te party te over
come his personal convictions. Why, don't
you remember that Garfield was put en the
ways and means committee te balance Kcl
ley an anti-protectionist against a protec
tionist '.' It must have been a wonderful
sudden and rapid growth, beginning about
the time he get the presidential maggot in
head. Ne, sir ; Garfield is no mere a pro
tectionist than I am."
"Judge, you knew General Garlield
well. Would yen object te giving your
estimate of him '."'
" I have no desire te add anything te
my published letter te Blaine. What I
said then of him was true and is true.
With regard te the Credit Mobilier trans
action, I have said, and always will say,
that I believe that General Garlield told
me the truth about it. lie would net de
anything else. I watched the development
of the investigation, and I saw nothing iu
that te alter my opinion. I will tell you
General Garfield's hands wcre clean in that
transaction, as he always has kept them,
but he unfortunately adopted the false de
fense of theso who were guilty and who
expected Oakcs Ames te swear tlicni
through, instead of standing en his own
true and geed defense and leaving the
guilty te their fate. Thcre was his devo
tion te party. It w;s urged upon him as
a party necessity, and he yielded te that
consideration, as he always will. His
party demanded the saci ificc and he made
it. Fer that the Credit Mebilier affair has
net hurt him with his party, and will net
and ought net. I believe firmly iu General
Garfield's personal integrity, and I base
my judgment upon the intimate knewl-
edge of his private walk and conversation.
He haslarge sympathy and great humani
ty ; would make anv sacrifice te serve his
friend in any honorably way, but in poli
tics gives te his party the key te his con
science. He is a man of the gentlest na
ture ; would net harm a hair of your
head ; yet, at his party's command, he
would help en the oppressive and brutal
policy against the Seuth. Personally he
believes in the constitution ; knows the
tenth article is there and has read it;
knows that the president has no right te
use his standing army te police the polls
and dragoon the Seuth after a fashion
that has disgraced our civilization. I
heard hiin say se before the supreme court
in an admirable argument in the Mulligan
case, professing his ardent devotion te the
constitution, declaring that no officer of
the army could trample en the constitu
tion without laying perjury onhisseuLand
yet he went into the Heuso at the direc
tien of his party, struck down the consti
tution, and insulted the corpse by kicking
it. There yen see Garfield the man,
knowing the right and struggling te de it,
yet driven te wrong by his party, a bad let
which holds conscience in as little esteem
as its great leader Stevens did. ' When
ever I hear a man begin te talk about con
science,' said Stevens, 'I knew that he is
about te betray his party. Conscience !
bah !' New understand me. There is
Garlield, the man who would de no wrong,
and Garfield, the party servant, who will
de his party's bidding. New I have said
enough about General Garfield, and I think
there is nothing in what I have said that
the public will want te hear."
" De yen leek upon General Garfield as
being as strong a man as his party could
have nominated, judge '."'
" Intellectually he is its strongest man,
and morally he is the equal of any man in
the party. But you understand that the
head of a party is like the head of a snake
it is wagged by the body and tail. Jev
Mr. Garlield has a very bad tail. He will
always be as geed as the party will let
him be- -no belter. If General Garfield
would carry his private convictions into his
political action he would be as geed a
Democrat as I am."
iimv w juui juuj,iuti in tut; f'.ll ly
chances in this campaign?"
" It is hard enough te talk history. New
you want me te talk prophecy. I can't de
it. i never was goeu at mat, anyhow,
and then, after a silence, as though he was
lest in thought, the judge resumed : " I
will say that I am disappointed. I did net
believe that any considerable number of
the American pcople would ever forget the
monstrous infamy of the Presidential fraud,
but, te a great many very respectable pce-
Ple it really seems te make no difference.
The long misrule of the Rcpublicin party
seems te have blunted the censjiencc of
many men. But we have made (Teat pre-
grcssas a x'cupic iu uuceu years, inu were
is great encouragement te libecy-leving
"De you give President Hayes any
credit for this?"
"Oh he has done as wil as his party
would let him, and better ttan one element
wished him te de."
" Is ha General Garfield'i equal?"
" He is net, but he has tiis advantage
he has caught his fish and lan hang up his
net, while Garfield has lis fish te catch.
New, I shall net talk anyfaore unless you
premise me that you will jet print it. If
you de say anything abenj this interview,
say that I said nothing worth printing, and
tell the newspaper men thtttheroisne use
of any mere of them cemng te interview
me. and I will give you a little parting ad
vice. If you write anything and see any
thing geed in it, cut it out, and you will be
surprised te see hew that will improve your
Judge Black talked wi;h as much fluency
and charm as ever, and his bright blue
eyes have lest netling of their original
What the Republican are Expected te De,
IlEADQUARTKRi OV TUB ltETUBLICAX
N K. cer. 10th :nd Chestnut streets.
I'lIILAIBLrmA, Aug. 21st, 18SU.
Te the Chairman and Members of the several
Jtepitblican county emmittecs of Pennsylva
nia: Gkxti.kmen : It has been urged upon
me by many perseis in whose judgment
I have great confidence, that the zeal and
excitement of our present canvass is grow
ing te such an cxtcrc that we should con
duct it somewhat af:cr the fashion of that
of 1810. Instead, however, of the Leg
Cabin, it has been mggested that a Canal
Beat should be frequently and extensively
used. I cannot present this view of the
case better than te quete the language
contained in a letter of advice recently
received from a gcrtlcman of high char
acter and large experience. I shall, there
fore, take the liherty of quoting largely
"First. Don't forget the CANAL
"Second. In all the torch light proces preces
sions have a large transparency with Gar
field en one side trovsers rolled up driving
en the tow-path. wLh an inscription under
neath, GARFIELD EDUCATING HIM
SELF,' and en the ether side, Hancock in
his handsome unifeim with the inscription,
'HANCOCK BEISG EDUCATED BY
UNCLE SAM ',' th transparency te be
kept turning as the precession moves, se
that all spectators nay sce the contrast.
Most of the laberins men of the country
vote through their eyes ! I say this as one
who has been in ceitact with the masses
for forty years.
" Third. Get up nusing mass meetings.
Have singing as the precession moves, and
net at the stands ar in the halls merely,
and make prevision for the attendance of
the women and diildren. The TOW
PATH and SONG-BOOK will de mere te
elect Garfield than ill the claborate argu
mentation of great orators at large meet
ings. Everybody can hear a song, and
everybody can sec a canal beat and a pair
of mules, and it is iVKBYneuv that is te
nu uuacued if we are te win. Let our
local committees throughout the state be
instructed te nrraige mass meetings, in
cluding tlicse matures."
I give these suggestions for whatever
they may be worth. Yeu will be able te
understand much bitter than I the temper
and feeling of your own people. Wherever
you think that such action as that indi
cated would de geed, you will, of course,
adept the suggestions, othcrwise net.
Allew me te make ene ether suggestion.
We have a reasonable expectation that our
friends will triumph at the election in
Maine, which is te be held en Monday,
September IS, 1830 ; undoubtedly we will
be able te knew the result in all parts of
state by Tuesday afternoon, and if it
should be favorable te us, it would be well
te have all our clubs and organizations
turn out en Tuesday night, with music,
banners and torches, and eclcbrate the
victory iu a proper way. In remote dis
tricts of the state this might be dene en
Wednesday night, if the news is net re
ceived in time te have the celebration
earlier. Very truly yours,
All the coal mines iu the Scrauten re
gion resumed work en full time yesterday.
Jeseph Dorset fell asleep upon the rail
road at Bclvidcre near Pittsburgh, and a
train of cars ran ever and killed him.
Marysvilla, Perry county, had a spirited
demonstration Saturday evening, the occa
sion being the flinging te the breeze of a
large Hancock and English flag.
Yesterday morning, at Philadelphia a
train en the Pennsylvania railroad struck
and instantly killed a man, aged apparent
ly about thirty-five years, supposed from
papers found in his possession te be Wil
Iu the Bucks county Republican conven
tion yesterday Edward Dcemar, William
S. Majer, William B. Worthincteu and
William Wise were nominated for Assem
bly, and instructions were given in favor
of Hen. Gcoige Lear for United States
Yesterday Themas Scott and a Mrs.
Hefihcr, of Schuylkill Haven, were re
turning home from Pettsville, walking en
the railroad, and when near a sharp curve,
one mile south of Mount Carben, they no
ticed a through freight train for Philadel
phia approaching. They stepped from the
down te the up track, when they wcre
struck by the fast express train from Phil
adelphia, and both were killed. The train
brought their mangled remains te Potts
ville. The coming state fair te be held at the
permanent exhibition building, Philadel
phia, bids fair te be by far the largest ever
neui. ah the local organizations report
increased exhibits. The fair begins next
Monday and goods are rapidly coming
iu and being placed in position. The
entries are new all closed except in the
horticultural department and the class
devoted te fowls. Tlicse it has been de
cided te held open until the last of the
week, as the articles are of such a nature
they can be exhibited iu any spare space.
The' Horticultural seciety has set apart
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day of each week for "flower days," and
the display of plants can be seen at its best
en theso days.
The population of the Seventh census
district of Pennsylvania, of which Mr. J.
Simpsen Africa is supervisor and which
comprises the fourteen counties of Yerk,
Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry,
Juniata, Snyder, Union, Mifllin, Hunting
don, Fulton, Centre, Clinten and Clear
field is 4G7,718. The increase since 1870
of 50,525 is equal te 13.75 per cent. The
most wonderful incrcase in the entire dis
trict was m Woodward township, Clear
field county, which was surveyed seme
years age by Mr. Africa. In 1870 there
were 1,01 inhabitants in Woodward
township, new there are 7,105. Decatur
township, same county, had 1,401 inhabi
tants in 1870 and new has 8.C98. This
large incrcase is due te the development of
the Clearfield county coal regions.
An recursion Train ami a Freight Train Run
Inte Each Other A Brave Engineer.
Aii iii freight train en the Ilousatenic
railroad collided with a down excursion
train near Parler Reck, eight miles north
of Bridgeport Conn., yesterday afternoon.
The freight train had just left Leng Hilll
station when the excursion train was seen '
rounding a curve. The engineer and fireman
jumped from the engine and escaped.
The engineer en the excursion train, Wil
liam Bristel, stuck te his pest and used
every effort te step the train. He had
both legs badly crushed and died an hour
after the accident. A brakeman en the
freight train was slightly iujured. The
excursion train was forty minutes late but
had the right of way. The freight train
should have waited at Leng Hill until it
passed. Beth engines were badly wrecked
together with several freight ears. A
special train with surgeons was sent from
Bridgeport, but was net needed.
THE BURNED STEAMER.
Lives Lest by the Murine City Disaster.
The wreck of the steamer Marine City
has lleatcd ashore at Detroit, but is
burned te the water's edge. The latest
statements are that the steamer's books
and papers were lest se that the work of
ascertaining just who were lest and hew
many will be a work of some difficulty.
It is cstematcd that 120 passengers and
a crew of 40 were en beard. About 130
are reported te have been saved. The
rest, it is feared, are lest. Three bodies
have been recovered but have net yet
been identified. On ene of the bodies a
cuff was marked with the name "Wat "Wat
eon." The proximity of the steamer te
the life saving station at Sturgeon Point,
the near neighborhood of the tug Vulcan
and the fishing tug Grayling, the coolness
of Captain Cenner and crew of the burned
steamer, and the fact that it was daylight
at the time of the disasterall aided in. ren
dering the less of life comparatively small.
Captain Cenner, of the burned steamer,
telegraphs that as near as he can ascertain
six passengers and two of the crew were
An Electric Light IMicaomciten.
Sixth avenue In front of the St.
Omcr hetel, near Twenty-third street, New
Yerk, is illuminated by an electric light at
night. The lamp is net lit until dark, but the
ether day passers-by wcre astonished at
seeing the light burning with unwonted
brilliancy at 6 o'clock in the evening. The
illumination lasted for about two minutes
and then died away. Ne one was mere
surprised than Mr. Carpenter, proprietor
of the hotel. He immediately sent te the
company that supplied the lamp te ascer
tain the cause. Ne power had been con
nected, and the only apparent explanation
was that the copper wire connecting the
carbons had been struck by the lightning,
as the illumination was seen directly after
a sharp flash. The engineer of the clco clce clco
trie lighting company says that thu was
undoubtedly the case, and that the lamp
burned as long as the electricity lasted.
TH5. DUTY OF THE HOUR.
What Democratic Voters .Should Attend te.
The most pressing political duty new
claiming the attention of voters and com
mitteemen is te see that every voter is
Neglect of this is irreparable.
If the voter is net registered he cannot
pay his tax.
Even if he has a tax duly paid and his
name is left off the registry he may lese his
vote for lack of the necessary vouchers en
The 2d of September is the last day for
registration and assessment.
The assessor of each district is required
te be at the election house en Wednesday
and Thursday, September 1st and 2d, from
10 a. m. te 3 p. in., and from G. p. in. te 0
p. m. te perfect the list of voters.
All persons entitled te vete should per
sonally sce that they are assessed as well
Persons intending te be naturalized be
fore the 2d of October should also be as
sessed and registered by the 2d of Septem
ber. Fer the purpose of registering voters the
assessors of the several wards will sit at
the hours above named en Thursday and
Friday of this week, as fellows :
A. C. Welchans, of the First ward at
the Western hotel, corner of West Orange
and Water streets.
J. B. Lichty, of the Second Ward, at the
Lancaster County house, en East King
Joel Haines, of the Third ward, at
the. Gelden Herse hotel, en East King
J. W. Ilubley, jr., of the Fourth ward,
at the Cress Keys hotel, West King
II. C. Hartley, of the Fifth ward, at the
Plew tavern, corner of West King and
Jacob Hcrzeg, of the Sixth ward, at
Jeseph Kautz's caloen, North Queen
James R. Garvin, of the Seventh ward,
at G. Reichman's saloon, en Rockland
C. A. Ohlcndcr, of the Eighth waid, at
Snyder's saloon, en Maner street.
Peter Letz, of the Ninth ward, at the
Washington hotel, North Queen street.
TO III': HELD IN LANC,VSTi:iC.
Pennsylvania State Sabbath Scheel Conven
tion. The sixteenth annual convention of the
Pennsylvania State Sabbath Scheel Asso
ciation will be held in Lancaster en Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday, October
12th, 13th and 14th. The convention will
be preceded by a grand union children's
meeting en Tuesday afternoon at three
o'clock, and will close en Thursday night
at ten o'clock.
The pregramme will embrace represen
tative ministers and laymen from the var
ious evangelical denominations; notably
such as Rev. Jehn Hall, D. I)., New Yerk ;
Rev. P. S. Ilcnsen, D. 1)., Rev. B. T. Yin
cent and Jehn Wanamakcr, Philadelphia ;
Rev. Jas. II. Dubbs, D. )., Lancaster;
James McCormick, Harrisbnrg; Rev.
Jcsse B. Yeung, Alteena, ami ethers
The music will h under the direction of
Prof. William G. Fischer, of Philadelphia,
whose reputation as a .sweet singer Is
second te none.
Excursion tickets will be sold from all
leading points in the state te Lancaster
All Sunday-schools snd Sunday-school
organizations throughout the state are en
titled te representation. County and dis
trict Sunday-school associations should
send (by election or appointment by secre
tary and president) at least two delegates.
Sunday schools should be represented by
one delegate. In the election or appoint
ment of delegates it is hoped that eminent
fitness for practical work will govern the
selection. Fer all duly accredited dele
gates entertainment will be provided, if
incir names arc reperteil te Mr. I). U.
navcrstick, chairman committee en cn
tcitainmcnt, Lancaster, en or before Oc
tober 9th. Several of the principal hotels
in Lancaster will grant reduced rates te
these who wish te provide for themselves.
Y. Eckcrt will preach en next
Sunday, September 5th in Jeseph Arm
strong's weeds, Martic township, in the
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Schools Open Te-morrow.
The public schools of this city will all
open te-morrow and the small boy in there there
eor very happy.
" Civil Marriage " at the Opera Heuse.
That se admirable a dramatic team as Mr.
Jehn Jack and Miss Annie Firmin should
have selected from their extensive reper
toire such an abominable piece of dramatic
I mechanism as the play of ' Civil Marriage"
was a surprise and disappointment te the
" small but select " audience gathered at
Fulton opera house last evening te wit
ness the initial hew of these two artists
before our people. The hisses that greeted
the production of Sardeu's "Daniel
Rechat " before a Paris audience last win
ter are quite explicable In view
of last night's performance, whieh is
said te be a sort of adaptation of
the former play. It is a crude and awk
ward piece of work, composed for the
most part of ponderous Platonic dialogue,
Socratie reasoning, atheistic utterances
thinly diluted se as te prevent their fall
ing tee harshly upon the car of the audi
tor, with frequent offensive flings at the
church. There is no motive or human
interest in the piece, nor any skill in con cen
structicn by Which its intrinsic defects may
be concealed. Ne ene gees te the theatre
te listen te rationalistic reasoning and
diatribes against religious faith, es
pecially when the attempt of the
adapter te tone down the effect
with the purpose of shielding the hearer's
sensibilities results in distressing gram
matical bulls and a let of stuff and twaddle
that are wearisome te a degree. The play
bears the car-marks of French composi
tion, and though net unclean is profeuudly
stupid. The alleged plot is as follews:
Henri Rechat, a French atheist, makes
a speech iu favor of human liberty; Leah
Hendersen, an American Protestant, hears
it and becomes interested in him; the
interact kindles into love that
(becomes mutual. He proposes mar
riage ; she accepts and the wedding takc3
place according te the French civil cede.
When the brids proposes te have the cere
mony solemnized by the church she is hor
rified at her husband's refusal, and learns
for the first time his atheistical opinions ;
the remainder of the play is for the
most part taken up with discussions pre
and con of the relative merits of atheism
and Christianity, the effect being neither
pleasing te the ear nor invigorating te the
wearied spirit of the long-suffering auditor.
Lc ah refuses point blank te consider the
civil contract binding ; Henri insists. The
lattcr's nthcistlcal friend, Dr. liidall, pro
cures papers granting a divorce. Leah,
whose leve has been destroyed by the
revelation of Recliaft opinions which she
discovers te be tinged with cowardice,
signs the document, Rechat does the same,
and they are legally divorced as they had
been legally married ; and thcre the play
ends. It is a bad job all through, con
forming te no law of dramatie construc
tion or unity, and fully three-fourths of
the audience retained their seats at the
last drop of the curtain, unable te con
vince themselves that it was ever
and that the stupidity of the piece was
net te be illuminated, even at its
long-drawn-out termination. The ex
tinguishment of the footlights at length
conveyed the intelligcnce,and the audience
dispersed with anything but satisfactory
feelings. Miss Firmin's acting was the
redeeming point in the performance. Con
sidering the peer material she had at her
disposal, her impersonation of the i-ele of
Leah Hendersen gave evidence of
judicious and painstaking effort. Mr.
Jack, who no doubt is a clever
actor, distressed tlw audience by his unfa
miliarity with the text, and his playing last
night was anything but that of an artist.
The impression he made was directly
opposite that created by Hiss rirmin,
whesc agrccable presence, well modulated
voice, easy self-possession and rising
above her stage surroundings, established
her in speedy favor with the audi
ence. The burden of the perform
ance rested upon her shoulders, and right
bravely she bore it, unaided save for the
assistance of Mr. Sam Hcmple, whose ex
aggerated representation of Dr. Bidall,
the rabid, satirical atheistical friend of
the here, diffused seme humor through
the performance The audience wcre kept
in blissful ignerance of the identity of the
ether members of the cast by the absence
of pregrammes. A feature or interest ler
the ladies in the audience was the ward
robe ' of MLss Firmin, whose costumes
were "models of rich and tasteful elegance.
Anether Reusing Demonstration.
Last evening another spirited demon
stration by the Democrats took place at
Dalcville, Chester county, under the au
spices of the Fcrnwoed Hancock and Eng
lish club, the occasion being the erection
of a handseme hickory in honor of the
Dcmocratie candidates. The work of plac
ing the pole in position was accomplished
with case and dispatch, and at its
completion hearty cheers were given by
the assembled multitude which comprised
delegations from all points of the compass
and included brass bands from r crnwoeu
and Oxford. Net less than 500 jtceple
steed for two hours in the drizzling rain,
listening eagerly te the ringing utterances
of W. II. II. Parke, a former prominent
Republican of the ceuuty, who anneunced
his conversion te the Hancock cause and
told his neighbors "the rcsaen why;"
Jehn A. Ceylo, esq., of this city
and R. Jenes Monaghan, esq., of West
Chester, both of whom also made stir
ring speeches. The affair was a grand
success, and a feature of especial signifi
cance in connection with these Chester
demonstrations is the fact that they have
been the spontaneous uprisings of the peo
ple, net ene of the meetings having been
ordered by the county committce.
The DeGelyer Combination There.
The Garfield and Arthur combination of
Biid-in-hand raited a baby pole en Satur
day evening. It is 55 feet high. They
call it a private pole but it stands ou public
ground. The pole is hickory which is the
stolen Democratic symbol. Se as net te
mislead any one they have a beard nailed
across it with their candidates names
painted en it. If the index finger and the
words "Salt river two months hence,"
wcre attached it would make a pretty
resectable hand beard.
There were about 15 men nnd about as
many boys at the raising of it ; no fqicak
ing ; and in half an hour after the pole
was raised the village was as quiet as
though a wet cloth was thrown ever it.
The Rads crept into their headquarters,
W. W. Greirs store, and fixed thiugs up.
They have in their opinion elected their
man and are only waiting for the grand
fraud at Washington te get the army ready
te put him in.
Jeseph Mishler's Will.
The will of the late Jeseph Mishlcr was
admitted te probate in Reading yesterday
morning in the register's office, and Jehn
D. Mishlcr and Gcorce D. Stitzcl wcre
appointed executers. Thcre are but two
heirs, both being sons of the deceased.
The estate is roughly valued at about
100,000, which is te U divided into
three equal shares, ene-third te the widow
and the remaining two-thirds te be equally
divided between the two sons. The Globe
building, which included the acdemy of
music propcrty,gees te Jehn D. Mishler, at
a valuation of $60,000. As there is mere
or less indebtnessagin8t the estate the
net voluatien will ceme within the esti
mate named. The property left by deceased
consists entirely of real estate situated
within the city limits.
Fell Frem a Herse.
Last evening a litttlc boy wai riding a
horse, belonging te Harry A. Diller down
West Orange rtrect, when he fell off and
was slightly bruised.
COURT OF COMMON FLEAS.
Before Judge jrattersca.
The first case attached was that of
Henry M. Watts and Ethelbcrt Watts vs.
the Pennsylvania railroad company. The
plaintiffs, in the summer of 1877. had
six frame houses at Watts station. Durr
ing the month of May these houses wcre
destroyed by fire, which the plaintiffs al
lege originated from the spark of a loco
motive belonging te the defendant. This
suit is brought te recover damages from
the less of the buildings. Just before
neon the defendants made a motion for a
non-suit in the case and that was argued.
This afternoon the court sustained the
defendant's motion. A juror was there
fore withdrawn and a non-suit was grant
ed. The plaintiffs then made a motion te
strike off the non-suit and a rule was
granted. . The motion for a non-suit was
made bythc defendants because they claim
ed that sufficient evidence of negligcnce
en the parts efthe employees of the rail
road company, as alleged, had net liecn
Before Judge Livingston.
The case of Leah Balmcr, late Leah
Shank, executrix of Jeseph Shank, de
ceased, vs. Ebenezcr Shank, defendant,
and Samuel Eby, garnishee, was compro
mised, and a verdict was rendered in favor
of the plaintiff for $300.
Philip Betz vs. Peter Difi'cudach, owner
or reputed owner, and Aaren Fulmcr con
tractor. This is an action brought by the
plaintiff te recover $231.25 for sand fur
nished for the construction of several
Prelnuinary Injunction Uranleu.
The court ou the petition of II. B. Parry
granted a preliminary injunction te restrain
Levi Scnscnig from tearing down the party
wall between the property of Mr. Parry
and the Leepard hotel, owned by Mr.
l'aul Quiglcy Accomplice Caught.
A telegram received from Christiana
this morning, announced that Ellswerth
Willard, alius Ellswerth Padcn, had been
arrested yesterday while at work in a field
near Cechranvillc. Constable Lentz, of
the Sixth ward, this city, took an early
train, ran down te that place, ami secured
his man, who had been arrested by Cou
nt able Strickland, of Cechranvillc. The
prisoner was brought back te Lancaster
and ledged in jail ter a hearing before Al
derman McConemy, the time for which
has net yet been fixed.
Willard, alias Paden, is charged, in con
nection with Paul Quiglcy, with stealing
a quantity of pig lead from the city reser
voir grounds last May. Quiglcy was ar
rested at the time and jumped his bail.
Padcn escaped arrest, until yesterday,
though he was very nearly caught by Con
stable Lcntz the night before, when Quig
lcy was caught, as before reported. Lent,
gave him a lively chase through mud and
darkness, and Padcn s clothes yet bear
evidence of the depth of the mi re through
which he waded te escape the efliecr of
Death e! Carpenter Miller.
Jacob Carpenter Miller, propricterof the
Washington, D. C. Critic, died at his res
idence in Washington yesterday afternoon
at half past 2 o'clock. It will be recollect
ed that ou Monday the 23d inst., he fell
from a third story window te the pave
ment below, sustaining fearful injuries
ene of his thighs being broken, his right
arm broken in two places, and his cellar
bone and two ribs broken. Even these
terrible injuries wcre net regarded as nec
essarily fatal, and it is stated were net the
immediate cause of his death, which re
sulted from pneumonia, superinduced per
haps by internal injuries.
Mr. Miller was a son of the Iato David
Miller, of this city, the old-tirae railroader,
a long sketch of whose life was recently
published in the Istelt.ieknceu. "Carp"
as he was familliarly called was well-known
and had many friends in Lancaster, where
he lived until about the commencement of
the late war when he removed te Wash
ington and worked at printing. Some
time afterwards he was given a position
en Ferney's Chronicle and we believe be
came business manager of that paper.
Later he published the Critic, nnd waspro waspre waspro
pricter of it at the time of his death. He
was about 48 years of age and leaves a
wilb and two children.
List or Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the posteflico at Lancas
ter for the week ending Monday, Aug. 31,
Ladies7 List: Mrs. Anglin, Miss Susan
Bcnncr, Miss Lizzie Can-, Mamie Davis.
Mrs. J. 31. Eckman, Mrs. Aim Plyn, Miss
Alice Frank, Miss Sal He A. Greff, Jliss
Ella Harnish, Miss Hannah Hcbblc (2),
Miss Emma Henry, Miss Emma F. Hcrr,
Miss Lizzie Jacksen, Mrs. Mary E. Kellar,
Miss Lizzie Kcndig, Mrs. M. E. Lamb's.
Miss Nei a Powell, Miss Lavina B. Rudy,
Mrs. Susan Sheave, Miss Susan Samson,
Miss Pauline Stcngclc, Miss A. Lizzie
denes' List : W. II. Bailey, William M.
Bairman. Charles Barst, Themas Brown,
Ed. Buchlcr, David Charles, Harmen
Daily, F. II. Elliett, Edward Faikcs, Gee.
M. Ifebble, Mr. Ilestin, Leenard Hemer,
Jacob Lcutze (for.) Jehn McCabc, Jacob
G. Miller, Frank McLaughlin, Neycs &.
Ce., J. Harry Shirk, Michael Shrciner,
Ne Clue te the Thief.
On Friday night last Mr. Albeit
Cenner attended a party at Christiana,
this county, and left his horse and
buggy at J. B. Kennedy's store. When
Mr. Cenner came te go home his turnout
was missing. Search was made by parties
who were with Mr. C. but no horse or
buggy could be found, and Mr. C. was
seen convinced that the team was stolen.
He immediately informed the Bart horse
company, of which he is a member, and
the company were seen out in every direc
tion making search. Up te a Lite hour
Saturday night net the least clue had been
obtained. The stolen horse is a sorrel,
about four years old, a little below medium
size, with a small star in the face and a
spot en the near hind leg, near the pas
tern, of a decidedly lighter color than the
rest of his limbs. The track of the team
is se well covered that all are led te be
lieve the thieves are no amateurs, and the
property, like ether property from this sec
tion, is lest te the owner.
Simen Cameren and James Duffy were
in town tq-day, spending the day with their
friends, Jehn A. Jlicstand and William B.
Mr. Loyd, the advertising agent of
Cooper & llailey's circus, was in town to
day. Voters. Attention
Collector vvariei will sit luthe commis
sioners o.Tice this evening from 7 te 1)
o'clock for the purpose of receiving voting
tax. Democrats should personally, sec
that they are net deprived of the franchise
at the coming election through neglect en
Taken te the Heuse of Refuge.
Milten Gess, the young boy who was
ordered te be taken te the heuse of refuge
by the court en Saturday, was sent te that
institution iu charge of Sheriff Strinc to
day. College Opening.
The fall and winter term of Franklin
and Marshall college will commence en
Thursday, and students are arriving en
almost every train.