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LANCASTER DAlltf INTELLIGENCE!. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,1880.
Lancaster f ntelltgnicct.
TUESDAY EVENING. 8EPT.' 7, 180.
Wfcj Will Tkey Lie!
The editor of the Carlisle Herald, who
gave currency te the statement that Con
gressman Beltzhoover had written te one
of his constituents that he could net get
his pension through Congress because the
Southern members were opposed te in
creasing the pension list, declares that
such a letter exists in Mr. Beltzhoover's
handwriting, notwithstanding that gen
tleman's emphatic denial that he ever
wrote it. But the name of the
"most respectable citizen of the
Cumberland Valley," who received
it,isnetj-et given ; which is a very sus
picious circumstance. Obviously it would
be very easy for any one te get up such
a letter en the Heuse of Bepreseetatives
note paper en which it is said te be writ
ten, and in the similitude of Mr. Beltz
hoover's handwriting. But it would be
difficult te get a respectable citizen te
father the forgery, if it is one, and te
take his fair chance of going te jail for it.
Se that until the man who has the letter
uncovers himself, we need net trouble
ourselves greatly with the question of
A geed many iersens think it would
be important if it was true that Mr.
Beltzhoover wrote' such a letter. We
hardly see why it should be. Suppose we
even admit that the Southern members
of Congress are opposed te the granting
of pensions. That fact, we suppose,
would damage them in the judgment
of the comparatively few voters
who are applicants for tensions,
but it would equally recommend them te
the great majority of people who have
the fun of contributing te pay the ien ien
siens. We presume that every one will
admit that the tension laws are liberal ;
and that these who cannot find relief in
them are net likely te merit it. It isenly
these te whom the general law does net
award a pension who apply te Congress
for it; and the stricter Congress is in
dealing with these applications for the
bounty the better it will be for the treas
ury and for the citizens whcs3 money gees
te fill it.
This Beltzhoover c;ise is significant as
showing the mean and foolish devices te
which Republican -lartisans are resort
ing, in the absence of better electioneer
ing arguments, te forward their cause.
It is net an effective way of campaign
ing, but it is the best that can be done
when there is no ether. There is se little
reason te be found for asking the people
te prefer Garfield te Hancock that we
cannot be surprised that the Republican
plan should be te confuse the real
issues of the canvass and te hide
its candidates behind the smoke
raised anyhow, se that it is raised.
Prejudice against the Southern people
has been se deeply inculcated into the
Republican voter that it still remains
the most effective Republican weapon
against the Democracy that the
'solid Seuth" is with it, notwith
standing it is impossible te accuse
either the Seuth or the Democracy of
present disloyalty in the face of the loyal
gcucral who is their candidate. It seems,
however, that it is crime enough te be a
Southerner te inflame the Republican
hearts against their fellow ceuntiymeu.
But surely it is obvious te intelligent
citizens that such a spirit ought net te
dwell among a common and united peo
ple ; and it will cause them te forswear
Republicanism for Democracy.
A Weak Governer.
We hope that Governer Heyt was born
with mere backbone than he seems te
be showing in the matter of the applica
tion for a'charter for a small railroad at
Pittsburgh against which the Pennsyl
vania railroad is fighting. Perhaps what
he had is oozing out with his depart
ing health. A man who is feeling
unwell most of the time cannot be ex
pected te be very brave ; but there is
hardly any degree of physical imbecility
which would justify the governor in
getting the secretary of state te decide
for him whether he should perform a
gubernatorial act. If Gov. Heyt is really
se unwell ;is te be unable te comprehend
whether it is his duty te grant the char
ter asked for, he is in geed condition te
resign his ellice. We de net understand
the merits of the controversy concerning
the charter of the proposed read, but we
have a right te be infinitely disgust
ed that Heyt is se weak as te
call upon Quay te decide it for
him. The probability is that it is moral
rather than physical weakness which
causes him se te act. The governor has
some semblance of a conscience and some
sense of decency, which Quay is proof
against. Quay will make the decision
that Heyt would like te make if he was
bold enough; and thus supported the
governor will find courage te give effect
ta the wrong. That rascality is contem
plated is sufficiently shown by Quay's em
ployment. He is nothing if he is net a
tool of evil.
Dr. Jehn Levergood thinks it rather
mean in the New Era te denounce him
by name for opposing Dr. Brown's prop prep
osition te examine gratis the eyes of the
school children, when the publisher of
the Xcw Era, who is the president of the
school beard, and all the rest of its mem
bers were as guilty in the matter as he
was, the vote having been unanimous
which refused Dr. Brown the privilege
he asked for. In reply the JVcic Era ad
mits tliat its criticism included its pub
lisher and all of Dr. Levergood's fellow
members, and explains that it named
him liecatise he was the only one who
gave reasons for his vote. The doctor
thought that the school children were sent
te school for the single purpose of being
taught and that the school beard had no
authority te order them te be turned ever
te the doctors for observation and ex
periment. If oculists could get them
there was no reason why the aurists and
the lung and corn and liver doctors
should net l)e given the same chance, te
. the possible end that the peer chil
dren might eventually be made
the prey of the patent medicine
people who would kindly proffer their
nostrums te the school beard free of
charge out of their humane desire te
purify the children's bleed and clear
their heads for their daily labors. Ne
doubt they could present any number of
certificates showing the power of their
medicine te de the geed they claimed for
it ; and upon the face of these papers it
would seem te be absolutely cruel in the
school beard te refuse the school pupils
the advantage of the gift offered than.
The school beard saw its safety in treat
ing the children as committed te their care
te be taught, net te be doctored ; and the
Neve Era thereupon broadly intimates
that they are a pack of feels. About
that there may be a question. On the
surface of the case it would seem that a
unanimous school beard is mere likely te
be right than a journal whose two re
sponsible conductors are divided in
opinion upon the question. And at any
rate there is no doubt that a modest de
gree of hesitation in expressing a con
trary conviction would be as becoming in
the lone editor as it would be in a twelfth
j urer. Modesty is net, however, a strong
point in our contemporary, as we need
scarcely observe; and it is sufficiently
charming te the public without it. We
hope it is equally agreeable all around
inside. If the complacent publisher will
consent te take his editorial berat
ings with calmness, nobody else will ob
ject te the performance going en indefi
nitely. MINOR TOPICS.
City house-cleaning has begun and will
continue until country cousins get tired of
waiting for a chance te return these long
visits of last summer.
The Housten Pest estimates the cotton
crop of Texas for this year at one million
two hundred and fifty thousand bales, or
one-fourth of the entire crop of the United
Bekehe Hayes left Washington he
premised Gen. Sherman that Gen. Nelsen
A. Miles should be appointed te succeed
Gen. Mycr, late chief of weather bureau.
This is geed news for Howgate, who is
also a candidate for the position.
Gi:n. Weaver, the Grccnbackcr who is
alleged te be running for president, is
much mere opposed te fusion with the
Democratic new than he was two years
age, when a Democratic fusion elected
him te Congress. In the opinion of the
Times, Gen. Weaver talks like a man who
has been seen.
That "sneaking visit" of 3Ir.Barnum te
Indiana is giving the Republicans a won
derful amount of bother. They can't un
dcrstand why the chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee could have been
se inconsiderate as te emit leaving an out
line of his plan of campaign at Mr. Jewell's
The most startling feature of the story
that is being industriously circulated by
the organs of the opposition, te the effect
that a " prominent Democrat" of "Massa
chusetts has canceled all his engagements
te speak for Hancock because Butler has
come out for the old commander, is that
the organs unanimously refrain from men
tioning the name of the alleged p. D.
The Republican victory in Vermont to
day will offset the Democratic sweep in
Arkasas yesterday, By the way, has the
Yeung Men's Republican club heard the
glorious news that the anti-Democratic
coalition in Pulaski ceuntyin the last-named
state has a bare chance of clcctiug its can
didate for sheriff? This, if true, will give
the " flower of the city" an opportunity of
burning some mere blue lights under their
brand new banner.
The noble speech of Hen. Lyman
Trumbull, that old-line Republican chief
tain of Illinois, who new bears aloft the
Hancock standard, will be found en our
first page te-day. It teems with historical
information that will be found of special
value te the Billy Weavers and the Hay
Browns, and ether peer, weak imitators of
the fellows who think a bloody shirt cam
paign, supplemented of course by the
powerful argument of plenty of money, is
the one hope of salvation for the Radical
party in its present desperate straits.
The ingenuous Mr. Hayes gave voice te
an impeitant state secret in a speech
which he made at Cheyenne en Saturday.
It appeal's that he determined upon a trip
across the continent eighteen months age,
but the fear that somebody might disap
prove of it worried him. Consequently,
" te draw the fire of criticism," he three
mouths age advertised the fact that he
would make the trip. The result achieved
by this advertisement Mr. Hayes evidently
regarded as important, for as he delight
fully explained te the Chcycnncrs, "net a
single newspaper or a single individual
uttered a word of adverse criticism." In
fact, nobody appeared te care a cent's
worth whether Mr. Hayes took a trip
across the continent or whether he stayed
at home, and this lack of care en the part
of the nation seems te have greatly com
forted the excellent Mr. Hayes.
TnE correspondence which we elsewhere
publish indicates very clearly that the
Democrats of Virginia are regaining their
senses and that the electoral vote of the
Old Dominion is te be anchored beyond
peradventure for Hauceck and Enarlish.
The letter addressed by the chairman of
the Funder wing of the party te General
Mahone, the representative of the Read
justs faction, and the latter's response,
point te an eatly meeting that will result
in the selection of a compromise ticket
that will secure the full Democratic vote
and score an old-time majority for our
candidates. The name of Hancock has
proved talismanic in inaugurating the era
of geed feeling, aud the anticipated gath
ering of the contending wings or the Vir
ginia Democrats gives premise of turning
into a general love-feast in which the re
presentatives of faction will gladly bury
all past local differences in the common
desire te aid in the restoration of the gov
ernment te the constitutional principles in
which it was founded.
The Free Thinkers' national convention
at Herncllsvillc, N. Y., adjourned yester
day after a session of five days. It was
considered the largest and most important
gathering of the kind ever held in this
country. The principal speakers were
Colonel Rebert G. Ingersoll, Elizur
Wright, Geerge Chenev. Parker Pillshnrv-
Amelia Celby, C. Fannv Allen, J. H.
Burnham, Thaddeus B. Fakeman, and I
Lucy N. Celman.
The Princess Louise will sail upon her
return te Canada aboutNev. 11.
Miss Flera Shakes, the daughter of
the Western senator is -engaged te mrrry
an Englishmen, Sir Themas Hesketh.
The visit of Messrs. Sullivan and Gil
bert te this country, and the production
of their new opera, will probably be post
poned until after New Year's.
Hen. Andrew D. White, Uuited States
minister te Berlin, writes home that he
will resume his duties as president of Cor
nell university sometime during the coming
Madame Adam ( Juliette Lamrer ) in
making an ingenious denial of the report
that she is going te marry Gen. Cialdini,
the Italian ambassador at Paris, draws a
pretty little picture of herself " making
mud pies at Caburg with her grandchil
dren." Mile. Anna Say, the only surviving
daughter et tue Frenchman recently am
bassador te England, has just died of in
flammation of the lungs. She was only
twenty-one, and died en her birthday. M.
Gambetta and all the ministers and diplo
matists in Paris attended her funeral.
Mr. JesEi'ii Jeffersen will net this sea
son confine himself te Rip Van Winkle.
He has put The Rivals in rehearsal, and,
having made a careful study of "Beb
Acres" himself, expects, and no doubt
will, make a sensation quite equal te that
which as "Rip" has secured him immor
tality. Miss Lizzie Chapman, the young Cali
fornia lady who is about te be married te
Mr. Jesse R. Grant, is a little person
with a great deal of fair hair and soft
brown eyes. Her father is one of the
wealthiest operators in real estate in San
Francisce. Mr. Grant is twenty-two years
old, and is a geed looking young man. He
is a stock-broker in New Yerk.
Pepe Lee has consented te be godfather
of the little heir of Spain, the prospect of
whose birth is keeping all Madrid en the
qui rice of anticipation, and the christening
robes, in accordance with ancient custom,
arc being prepared at the Vatican. These
will be of exquisite fineness and workman
ship, and will be sent te Spain in a beau
Delivers a Brief but Telling Speech at a
Bleetlng in Ohie.
The Democratic meeting in Columbus,
Ohie, wasja very large aud imposing one.
The Hancock and English clubs from var
ious wards paraded the prominent streets
amid fireworks and colored lightsand then
marched te the Capitel Square where the
scene was a very attractive one. At eight
o'clock the meeting was called te enlcr
with Senater A. G. Thurman as president,
who was then introduced and after the
cheering had subsided said :
Fellow Citizen's : My duty is te re
turn my thanks te your committee for the
honor of being allowed te preside ever this
great meeting. It is, however, no part of
my function te-night te make a speech, as
there arc three speakers who will address
you, and it would be neither proper or
polite te occupy the time which has hecn
allotted te them. Still I must make a few
remarks relative te the somewhat singular
sight which will be presented te your
vibien this evening. Te-night you will be
permitted te listen te thrcce brigadier gen
erals, two of whom were in the Union army,
while one of them, Gcucral Hoeker, et
Mississippi, was in the Confederate army,
but who at the end of the war recognized
that secession was put down forever, and
one who determined thenceforth te for
ever support the stars and stripes, and
who has always since been a true Union
man. This sight is an index of what will
prevail all ever the Union when Winlicld
Hancock is elected president, and that is
one of the greatest reasons for the election
of that urcat man te the presidency. One
of the greatest dangers that has ever hap
pened te our land was this question, sec
tionalism. Washington referred te it in a
famous address. Fer fifteen years the Re
publicans have pointed te the solid Seuth
and said, " Beheld sectionalism," when in
fact it was the Republican leaders who by
their words and acts made the Seuth
selid: They de net new desire te change
this result, for they feel that if they can
by this means make a solid North, they
can perpetuate their power indefinitely.
This has made many of the Northern men
fairly hate the Seuth, but this year this
sectionalism is te be revoked by the grace
of Ged, and the election of Gen Hancock.
When this great and geed man takes his
seat, and he will take it if elected (great
cheers), then you will sec the exit of the
bloody shirt aud obedience te the censtitu
tien ; then you will sec one of the greatest
nations that ever lived united as one peo
ple, as brothers. If Gen. Garfield should
be elected it will be by the votes of the
North, and he will of necessity be the
representative of but one section of our
country, but Hancock's votes will conic
from the North, Seuth, East and West,
and he will take bis place as the president
of the whole and net less than half of our
own people. Again I thank you sin
cerely. The meeting was then addressed by
Gen. Gee. Morgan, Gen. Hoeker and Gen.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
William Webster, a brakeman, was
killed while coupling cars at Jamestown,
N. Y., yesterday.
Monday, for the first time in Louisville,
Ky., negre jurors were chosen en the grand
and petit juries.
Mrs. Richard Stokes was seriously burn
ed while lighting a fire with coal oil in
Rondout, N. Y., yesterday morning.
Cel. Willis Hawkins was appointed a
justice of the supreme court; of Georgia,
yesterday, te fill a vacancy
During a severe storm Mrs. Julia Fair
bank, wife of Captain Neah Fairbank,was
instantly killed by lightning near Summit
In the Boyten-Fcarn swim at Newport,
R. I., the latter was obliged te give up be
fore finishing five miles and the referee
awarded the race te Beyten.
The boiler of a portable saw mill, near
Vinten, Ohie, exploded yesterday, killing
aamuei uavis ana dames Dennelly, aud se
riously injuring another man.
A criminal warrant has been issued for
the arrest of Heward M. Kutclicn, editor
of the Milwaukee (Wis.) Daily Commercial
for charging Congressman Bragg with
The hotly of the young mau drowned
while bathing near Sea View, N. J., en
the 3d instant, was washed ashore near
Point Pleasant yesterday, and identified as
tnat et .Henry iicrgen, et Chicago.
The laborers en the Albany steamers at
pier 41, North river, New Yerk, struck yes
terday for an advance of one dollar per
week. The increase was grantend and
they resumed work.
The Grand opera' house in Chicago, the
latest addition te the theatres of that city,
was opened last evening, with a large audi
ence. It is the old Hamlin's theatre, en
tirely renovated at a cost of 850,000.
The trial of James Themas Dejaniuttc,
for the murder of his sister, who was lead
ing an evil life, bean yesterday in Dan-
ville, Va. An attempt will be made te
prove him insane.
Jeseph. Jfevins was shot dead by Aadrtw
McLeugblin in a quarrel ever a game of
cards, at Lake City, CeL, yesterday.
Xevins attacked McTrfinfThlin with sin axf
arid the sheeting was rn self-defense.
An affray occurred between railroad la
borers and soldiers from West Point, at
Highlands, New Yerk, en Saturday night,
in which a laborer named Sullivan was
stabbed twice. He is new in a critical
The strike of cotton yard men in New
Orleans ended yesterday, the increased
wages being granted. The draymen there
upon struck for an advance of 82 per week,
which was granted by seven of the bosses.
The ethers will doubtless fellow suit.
William H. Greenwood, an American
engaged in making surveys for a new rail
road, was murdered in the City of Mexico
by unknown parties. He was for several
years chief engineer of the Denver rail
road. In Hiseville, N. J., Johanna Walling was
arrested Sunday night en suspicion of
murdcriug her child. The body of the
child was found in an outhouse having
been strangled by a string about its neck.
The woman is single and respectably con
While some workmen were pulling down
a building in Buffalo, N. Y., yesterday, an
cud of it fell upon them, burying four men
in the dcrbis, and inflicting serious in
juries upon thcin. One of them, Harry
Maleney, aged 28 years, is net expected te
The losses by Sunday's fire in Mobile are
new estimated at $2e8,000. The insurances
aggregate 8201,050, of whieh 849,930 arc
in Mobile and local agencies, and 8151,100
in JNcw lerk companies, lue burned
buildings will be immediately rebuilt.
A severe dreugh prevails throughout
Vermont, ine springs and streams arc
lower than they were ever known before,
aud many factories have been cdmpellcd te
suspend operations for want of water te
move their machinery. The pastures are
all parched, and the potato and ether crops
The gates of the staie fair were thrown
open yesterday, but the formal opening
did net take place until 11 a. m. te-day.
Yesterday and last night were devoted te
the reception and location of numerous
additional exhibits, and it is expected that
te-day the fair will be perfect and complete
in all its departments.
During a heavy rain storm in Richmond
Va., en Saturday night, a whirlwind visited
the lower section of that city, leveling
trees and fences and unroefing buildings
All the damage was done in a radius of
half a mile. Anether storm accompanied
by ficrce thunder and lightning, prevailed
in Richmond last'night. Fer several days
past the licat there has been excessive, the
temperature in the middle of the day being
US te 102 degrees in the shade.
.Michael neap, aged ten years, was
drowned while bathing in a small pond
A 50-horse power boiler ill the pump
station of the United Lines, twelve miles
north-east of Bradford, McKcan county,
exploded with terrific force and killed the
engineer named T. J. Bennett.
The finishers, sizers and handiners em
pleyed in the hat factories of J. G. Mehn
K urns., Heading, struck against a pre
posed reduction ei lour cents per dozen
About 50 persons are out.
The body of Henry Gress, of East
Mauch Chunk, and a freight brakeman en
the Lehigh Valley railroad, was found be
side the track at I'enn Haven. It is sup
posed that he fell from the train last
At the request of Rev. Walter Q. Scott.
the presbytery of Philadelphia Central ap
pointed yesterday a committee of minis
ters and ciders te investigate certain al
leged expressions ei ins which were
rumored te indicate a want of orthodoxy.
The water famine in Reading continues.
Yesterday half the city was without water,
the distributing reservoir being empty.
The water commissioners were engaged in
making a connection between the city
pipes and a large spring at Uusueug's pa
lter mill, which it is estimated will furnish
about 500 gallons per minute.
It is estimated that about 25,000 persons
participated yesterday in the festivities at
tending the second day's celebration of the
Caustattcr Velksfest Verein at Schuetzen
park, Philadelphia. The day's amusements
were inaugurated by an imposing street
parade, many of the participants being
dressed m tue picturesque costumes et
HUlllIXU A CELESTIAL.
Stiunge Service Attending the lTuneral or a
New Yerk Chinaman.
Lee Wan, a Chinese grocer, residing en
Mett street, New Yerk, was buried in the
cemetery of the Evergreen Sunday after
noon, in the presence of a large concourse
of spectators, and according te the singular
funeral rites of the countrymen of tfic
deceased. Upen leaving the house the re
mains were drawn through the streets.
On the way a pallid, sad-faced China
man, seated beside the driver of the hearse
threw slips of rice paper into the street.
This was said by a Chinaman te afford the
dead man a clue te retrace his way should
he desire te return home ; but ethers said
that the papers were thrown out te catch
the attention of the devil, who always pur
sues the dead, and thus detain him until
the body is safe under ground.
At the grave Lee Wan's clothing was
burned, and rows of candles and bunches
of slew matches were inserted in the earth
at the feet of the mound and lighted. Rice,
chickens, mutton and tea were then placed
beside the grave, that the soul might cat
and drink en its journey heavenward, but
these things were carefully eaten bcfeic
the party left the grave.
After the Chinamen had bowed and sa
luted the dead man and poured tea upon
the earth above him they drove off, smok
ing and chatting with the Irish wife of one
of the number.
TUE ARKANSAS ELECTION.
The Democrats Carry thr State by the Usual
The indications are that at the election
for all state and county officers and mem
bers of the Legislature in Arkansas, Mon Men Mon
day.the Democrats carried the state by the
usual majority. The Republicans claim
the election of W. S. Olmer for sheriff of
Pulaski county. Nothing definite can be
ascertained, however, at present. It
will take the official count te determine
the icsult in Pulaski. The main question,
the proposed amendment te the constitu
tion repudiating certain bends, is probably
defeated. Reports from Pulaski, Jeffer Jeffer
eon, Miller and ether counties give over
whelming majorities against it. The
chairman of the Democratic committee es
timates the majority for the Democratic
state officers at (50.000.
General llancecK Satlslled.
Among the callers upon General Han
cock Monday was Senater Wallace, who
told the candidate that things looked very
encouraging in Pennsylvania. With Indi
ana safe in October, he said, the Demo
crats will surely sweep the Keystone state.
Senater Kcrnan accompanied Senater Wal
lace. He will make campaign speeches in
several states this fall. General Hancock
expressed himself mere freely than usual
with refcrence te the campaign. He
talks very little en political topics te his
visitors, but Monday he expressed satisfac
tien with the condition of the canvass, par
ticularly commending the practice of hold
ing joint discussions between political ora
tors of both parties. He was in excellent
health and spirits.
CaM Xer a Compromise Conference.
' The follewingoffietal correspendcaee is
opening! the way te a compromise or an
abandonment of one of the Hancock elec
toral tickets new in the field in Virginia :
Fishehsvii.le, Augusta Ce., Va., )
August 2S, 1880. $
General William Mahone. Chairman of the
Jteadjusty State Committee :
Sin : A communication from Wood
stock, Va., of July 31, with the names of
Hugh Legan, R. L. Roberts and 262
ethers, addressed te me as chairman of the
state central committee, has been received,
which reads as fellows :
"In pursuance of a call of the Democrat
ic voters of Shenandoah county, Va.,
in mass meeting assembled in Woodstock.
July 31, 18S0, wc respectfully request the
placing of an electoral ticket in the field,
te be composed of five electors from each
wing of the Dcmecatic party in Virginia,
the eleventh elector te be selected by the
national Democratic committee ei the
United States, in order thet the Democrats
of Virginia may cast their votes for Han
cock aud English ; and for the aceomplsh aceemplsh
ment of the same we respectfully ask that
you will take such action as will lead te
the leaving of live electors pledged te the
support of Hancock and English, and that
after such action you request the 'national
Democratic committee te appoint au elec
tor who, with the live electors selected by
the ether wing of the Democratic party,
shall compose the eleven electors for Vir
ginia, for whom wc will cast our votes."
Yeu doubtless have received as chair
man of the Rcadjustcr state committee a
like communication. In deference te the
request therein contained, the great im
portance of the object sought te be accom
plished, and especially as the parties with
which we are connected each claim te de
sire the election of Hauceck and English,
ever their opponents Garfield and Arthur.
if you approve of the object and plan of
the communication above recited 1 respect
fully propose that wc convene our respec
tive state committees and electors at Rich
mond en the 10th day of Septem
ber next for the purpose of considering
the subject of a joint electoral ticket as
proposed, and if practicable a confer
ence of the committees en the same be
held. If wc succeed in uniting the two
parties en one electoral ticket it will as
sure the state of Virginia for Hancock and
English, avert strife and animosity in
Virginia, send a thrill of joy te every
Democratic heart throughout the union,
and may be the pivotal point in the elec
tion of president and vice president of the
United States. An early reply will oblige
Chairman State Conservative Committee.
Petershure, Va Sent. 1. 1880.
Dear Sir : Your communication of the
28th of August is received. Yeu cendi
tien my action and hypethctically your
proposal ler a meeting et our respective
state committees and electors upon my ap
preval el tne Micnandeali petition and the
scheme it propounds. Any action upon
the propesiti you make cannot be based
upon my views el the bhenaudeah petition
and the scheme it propounds, nor is this
the place te express them ; nor is my ac
tion here taken upon any fear I have that
the electoral vote of Virginia is in danger.
That is new already, in niy judgment, be
yond a peradventure assured 'te Hancock
aud English. It is out of respect for your
proposal otherwise considered that I make
compliance, in that I will summon the
state committee and electors of our party
te meet at the Whin ellice. Richmond.
Wednesday evening, the 15th hist., at nine
e cieek, at wiucn time your communica
tion of the 28th of August and any pre
pesal you may nave te make will be sub
mitted, v cry respectfully,
William Maiieni:, Chairman.
Den. A. Keincr, Chairman, tfc e., Fishers
ville, Augusta county, Va.
Reems State Executive Committee,
JiXEccTivE Committee, 1
iistkrs Organization, i
Wmc. BriLinxe, J
Richmond, Va., Sept. 1. 1880. J
In pursuance of the foregoing correspon
dence the members of the state committee
and the electors of the Read juster party
arc requested te meet at the Whig office,
Wednesday, 15th September hist., at nine
o'clock p. m.
William Mahone, Chairman.
GEORGETOWN AND VICINITY.
Stelen Herse Recovered Attempt te Steal
Anether New Duilding The I'elit-
ical Outlook, &c., Ac.
McConner, who bad the horse stolen
from him at Christiana a week age, has
succeeded in getting his horse, but lias net
yet recovered his harness or buggy. The
horse was found near Salisbury villegrazhig
along the pike without harness of any
kind. The thief will no doubt get clear of
the law's clutches this time.
The Octoraro Sunday school held a cele
bration en Saturday, Sept. 4, and every
thing passed off pleasantly.
An attempt was mane some eight days
age te enter the stable of R. Reed, near
this village, but a large turkey, whose
roosting place was en the gate through
which the thieves had te go te cuter the
stable, set up a gobble, gobble, with se
much earliest that Mr. Reed was reused
from his sleep and raised his window in
time te hear the "gent" decamp ever the
fence and through the cornfield. Reed
says: " Gccse may have saved Reme, but
it is of mere importance te him te knew
that a Christmas gobbler saved his horse."
Rebert S. McClure, of Green Tree, is en
a sort of a retirement from the tobacco
business en account of a very sere baud.
But says : he was tee lazy te go for a saw
te cut tobacco and went at it with his
pocket knife, bruised his hand, aud new
has te lay off with a catarrh that takes him
en extra visits te Dr. Martin.
Solemon Hamcr has built quite an addi
tion te his stable te be used as a tobacco
shed. Mr. Hamcr is an extensive and suc
cessful grower of the weed and his crop for
this year will compare favorably with any
in this section.
The political outlook in Bart is mere fa
vorable te the Democrats this year than it
has been for many years. The nomination
of W. S. Hancock has had the effect of
stirring up the young and middle-aged
Democrats, and as yet we have te meet
the first one of Democratic persuasion who
has net felt " the thrill of coming success
in his bones." The opposition are rather
quiet en their candidate's qualities,and the
intelligent among them say " Hancock is
a geed general and would 'probably'
make a geed president, but wc don't like
his company." Frem this we infer that
Hancock should have been a Republican
of the Mesby or Lengstrect stripe. What
is our form of government when loyalty is
only attributed te theso who rub snuff
with the dominant party, no matter what
the character of that party's leaders may.
be. Garfield and Arthur have beeu tried
and condemned by their own associates ;
the Republican press of seven years age
sent broadcast ever the land the disgrace
of Garfield ; the Republican president of
te-day publicly proclaimed the disgrace of
Arthur, and yet the same party, the same
press, the same president, would thrust
their mailed hand in the face of the people
and elevate these men te the highest ellice
within the gift of the greatest nation en
lerk County Horticultural Exhibition.
The first exhibition of the Yerk county
Horticultural and Tndllltrinl nssneiatinn
will be held iu Yerk en the 17th, 18th and
19th of September. Active efforts are be
ing te make the show attractive and in
MONTHLY XEETTKO OF IBK SOCIKTT.
Crep Repert Kway Leng Debate Te
Machee Chia-Chln Fruit Exhib
it, &c., c, &c.
The September meeting of the Lancaster
county agricultural and horticultural soci seci
ty was held in their room iu City hall yes
The following named members aud vis
itors were present :
Jeseph F. Witmer, president, Paradise ;
31. D. Keudig, secretary, Cresswcll ; H.
31. Engle, Marietta; Frank R. Diffender
fer. city ; G. W. Masen, Salisbury ; W.
W. Griest, city ; Calvin Cooper, Bird-in-Haud
; Ames Greff, city ; C. A. Gast,
city; Dr. C. A. Greene city; Jehnsen
Miller. Warwick ; J. 31. Johnsten, city ;
Jehn C. Linville, Salisbury ; Wm. 3Ie 3Ie
Ceniscy, city ; Win. H. Bresins, Drumore ;
Daniel Smeych, city; Jacob Bellinger,
Warwick ; Peter Hershey, city ; C. L.
Hunsecker, Manheim township ; Ephraiin
Herner, 3Ianheim township ; Israel L.
Landis, 3Ianheim ; S. P. Eby, city ; A.
F. Hostetter, city ; Jacob B. Garbcr, Co
lumbia. Crep Keperts.
Reports en the condition of the cieps
being called for, the following responses
were made :
II. 31. Engle, of 3Iarietta, reported that
the crops iu his neighborhood did net turn
out as well as was hoped a month age ;
late corn and pasture has suffered en ac
count of the dreuth, the rain-fall for
August being only two inches ; the peach
crop turned out very well ; the apples arc
fine, but a geed deal punctured by the
moth ; unless there is a change of weather
and a lower temperature they will net keep
for winter ; the pears and grapes are line,
but badly injured by birds ami insects ; he
took the precaution of covering many
bunches of his grapes with bags te keep
the cat birds away ; in these bags he found
dozens of bees, and in some instances they
had eaten up the grapes entirely.
Calvin Cooper, of Bird-in-Hand, re
garded the bees as very destructive of
grapes, pears and peaches ; as te the apple
crop it was short, and we would probably
have te resort te eastern markets for a sup
ply. Jehnsen Miller, of Warwick, reported
the grapes, peaches and pears had been
hurt by insects; he blamed the wasps
mere than the bees ; the grass seed he had
sewn early in the season was a failure ;
the corn and pasture arc geed.
J. O. Linville, of Salisbury, said the
bees were never se bad before; they
almost destroyed for him the crop of a
Concord vine trailing ever a tree, but did
net much injure the grapes of the vines en
the trestles ; the corn is net tilled out te
the end of the cob, se the crop will net turn
out se geed as he expected it would a
month age ; pasture is very short ; wheat
will average from 1G te 30 bushels per
Wm. II. Brosius, Drumore, said winter
fruit was falling off the trees ; wheat turn
ed out better than was supposed ; corn
very geed and grass pretty geed.
Jacob Bellinger, Warwick, said the po
tato crop had turned out well ; and the
corn was the best crop ever grown ; the
grapes were much injured by insects ; he
had net noticed any destruction of the
the grapes by bees, but the wasps were
31. D. Kendig, 3Ianer, had sewn clovcr clevcr
sccd in the beginning of August, but none
of it has come up ; the corn crop is full ;
some of the tobacco is very geed, and some
peer; CO per cent, of it has been cut;
apples and pears leek healthy, but don't
keep any length of time : the rainfall for
August was 2 3-10 inches ; streams arc
very low aud rain badly wanted.
Dr.Grecnc said there appeared te be much
diversity of opinion as te bees injuring
grapes. It might be easily demonstrated
whether they de or de net puncture grapes.
Dr. Rathveu says they de net, he thought
the matter might be determined by placing
bees iu a bag containing bunches of
sound grapes, and preventing auy ethor
kind of insects from getting in. In an
other bag place wasps with the grapes, aud
in another, both bees aud wasps, and let
the result of the trial determine the ques
tion. Dr. Greene read a number of recipes for
the destruction of insects of various kinds.
Seme of them he had copied from old
papers and did net knew whether they
were valuable or net, ethers he had tested
and found te be valuable.
The thanks of the society were tendered
Dr. Greene for his essay.
3Ir. Engle doubted whether there was
any cure for the yellows in peaches.
Mr. C. Cooper said his only euro for yel
lows for years past was te cut down the
diseased trees. He had, however, recently
tried the plan of buck pruning that is,
cutting back all the branches closely and
then digging about the roots of the tree
and filling the hole with about a peck of
3Ir. Linville had some faith in buck
pruning and weed-ashes as a cure for yel
lows. He said there was a Delaware man
who claimed that putting weed-ashes
around the trunk of the tree would pre
vent the yellows, and prevention was bet
ter than cure.
Ought fanners te be exempted from
taxation te the extent of their indebted
This question was answered by Peter
Hershey te whom it had been referred at
last meeting. His opinion in brief was
that the farmers should be exempt, and he
illustrated, his views by stating that if a
farmer borrows $5,000 te buy a farm and
pays interest en the money thus borrowed,
and has besides te pay a tax en the full
value of the farm he is doubly taxed. This
placed him en an unequal footing with the
farmer whose farm is net mortgaged. 3Ir.
Hershey thought the lender of the money
who was drawing interest aud net the
fanner who was paying interest is the
proper party te be taxed.
A long and rambling dicussien followed
in which 3Ir. Linville Hoever, Mr. Eby
and ethers concurred with 3Ir. Hershey,
and Dr. Greene, Mr. Brosius and Mr. 3Iil
Icr and ethers differed. Dr. Greene's ar
gument was that if a mortgaged farm were
exempted from taxation, it would be te the
interest of farmers te mortgage their farms
as much as possible and invest the money
thus raised in untaxed bends and ether
The Paper Sloth.
"Hew can the paper moth be most ef
fectually exterminated?" a question re
ferred at last meeting te Dr. Rathven was
made the subject of an entomological
paper by that gentleman, who net knew
ing exactly what insect was meant by the
question, proceeded te describe several of
these that commit depredations en books
"Has the grange movement been suc
cessful?" referred last meeting for answer
te Jehnsen Miller, brought forth a papcr
from that gentleman in which he contend
ed that the grange movement had net
been successful in accomplishing its pur
pose of bringing the producer and con
sumer closer together by dispensing with
middle men, nor had it been effective in
reducing freights, curbing monopolies,
purifying politics or performing any ether
matter of general geed. Ever since the
organization of this secret order there had
been mere professional men and fewer far
mers sent te the Legislatures, both state
and national, than before.
The essay was discussed by Henry 31.
Engle, C. L. Hunsecker. Wm. H. Brosius,
Eph. Hoever and Jehnsen 3Iiller (every
ene of whom, singularly enough, were
defeated candidates for Legislative honors)
Their views were various. Mr. Entile
thought the grange had done much geed
for individuals; bad tended te instruct by
Ms .frequent social gatherings, farmers,
farmers' wives and children in matters of
finance, agriculture and ether useful mat
ters, but en the whole had failed te accom
plish the general purposes for which it was
established the crushing of monopolies,
dispensing with ini.ldic "men. cheapening
articles ued by fanners, and finding for
them better maikcts for their produce.
3Ir. Hun.-crker spoke rather favorably
of the grange, but added that since its
organization only one farmer had been,
sent te the legislature from Lancaster
county Mi. Guntz and he had made a
geese of himself. 31 r. Hunsecker took oc
casion te ive Gatchell, Gantz, Peeples,
Landis and ether legislative roosters a
pretty eveic scoring.
3Ir. Br;,m- put in a geed word for the
much abused rorperations, especially the
Pennsylvania ailread company, without
which great monopoly the grangers could
net get a bushel of wheat te market. Even
if the great corporations are guilty of
wrong-doing sometimes they accomplish
great geed and we can't get along without
3Ir. Eby liked one of the rules of the
granger : it requires every male member
te plant annually two trees and the females
te plant vines and shrubs.
3Ir. Hoever did net think en the whole,
that the grange had been a success, but he
knew families and communities that had
been advanced intellectually by its social
Committee n Nomenclature.
The chair appointed the following named
committce en nomenclature for the ensu
ing year : Henry 31. Engle, Calvin Cooper,
Casper 11 iller, Daniel Smeych and Levi S.
The qiu-.stinu, " De young maidens or
old maids make the best farmer's wives?"
was by unanimous consent jmstpened
Mr. Linville who proposed the question
ami 3Ir. Keudig te whom it was referred,
both being incorrigible old bachelors, and
having no practical knowledge of the sub
ject, aud the married men deeming it wis
dom te let the bachelors find out for them
selves, as they had done.
3Ir. Engle presented members with cop
ies of the ninth quarterly report of the
state beard of agriculture, aud Jehn II.
Landis presented the transactions of the
Wisconsin state agricultural society for
The following questions weic proposed
for discussion at next meeting :
"Is close grazing injurious te pasture
lauds? Helen cd te William 11. Bros
ius. " Ought farmers te encourage picnics ?"
Referred te 3L D. Kendig.
" Should the farmers of Lancaster coun
ty produce their own sugar ?" Referred
te Henry 31. Engle.
Seme twenty varieties of grapes, several
varieties of peaches and a few varieties of
pears, en exhibition before the society were
referred te the committee en nomencla
ture te test, taste and report upon.
Tobacco Spoiling Mere Changes 1'elitlcs.
Frem our ISegtilar Correspondent.
Our tobacco men are troubled in mind.
The tobicce i.i spoiling in the houses and
making denblc trouble by a great
deal of it having te be moved, taken down,
etc. We have net heard of any of our
growers haying trouble with their tobacco
when they allowed their crop te become
perfectly ripe before cutting, and allowed
it te remain scaffelcd in the field for some
time, and gave it reasonable room in wcll
vcntilatcd houses. Whether the above
mode of haiuiling the weed is what is neces
sary te save it from less wc cannot say,
nor have wc heaid any of our old, scien
tific farmers advance an opinion as te the
cause of the trouble, nor a remedy for it.
If the Intkllksknckk can threw auy light
en the Mibjcct we arc sure that many
Hauceck readers down here will appreciate
We are having a world of worry antl
bother and cussing about the maimer seme
body is twisting our Lancaster and Pert
Deposit mail around, iu accordance with
a recent change our mail has been carried
te Rcften instead of Lancaster.as formerly.
Aud new another change has been made,
causing the mail te leave Rcften at eight
o'clock a. in., go te Rowlandsville and re
turn te Uel'ten at 8 o'clock p. m. Wc will
have te see hew the thing works before wc
can tell whether it will lie an advantage or
otherwise t us.
One of our eldest women, 31artha Ham Ham
bleteu, widow of the late Elias Hamblcten,
was buried at i'ciiii Hill, en Sunday.
Wc have a very conscientious " nigjcr"
down here. " Sec hca, boss," said he,
speaking of Hancock and Garfield, " I
hardly thinks that I go te dc 'lectien at
all ; I'll tell you why, boss, I don't like te
vote against cither of dose two men, se I
guess I'll net vote I can't de it." Of
course h will vote for Garfield aud waste
his powder, peer devi J.
K.VST COCAI.ICO ITEMS.
Kitiicatiena: Political Agricultural.
Frem our Kegttlur Correspondent.
The public schools of this township will
open en Monday, September 13th, for a
term of six months. The following ap
pointment of teachers have been made :
Napcrvillc, Gee. S. Fiy ; Shimp's, Pierce
Lcshcr; 3Iuddy Creek, C. S. Jacoby;
Vera Cruz, W. W.I Iain; Wcinhelds, 3Iiss
Auugst: Union, II. C. Reth; Wabash, E.
II. Sweyer; Rcamstewn graded, S. G.
Schncr ; Rcamstewn primary, 31. C. Kil
lian. The prospects are that Hancock and
English will teeeivca larger vote from this
district than has been cast for any Demo
cratic candidates for a longtime. Quite a
number of our Republican friends have de
clared a firm intention te vote for Hancock
and English. What Democrat from this
district can our opponents name who has
net been faithful te his creed.
The Rcamstewn cornet baud, Prof. S.
Schaich, leader, has recently denned a set
of new uniforms. Their appearance new
cot responds with their music. They merit
the success which attends them.
Our farmers are busy cutting their to
bacco, having housed about one-half of the
erep. The crop is reported a fair one in
A Congregational Meeting.
A congregational meeting of the Presby
terian church was held iu the lecture room
of the church last evening te hear the re
port of the treasurer for the past year and
elect trustees. The rejert shows the church
finances te be in a healthy condition, there
being no debt and no outstanding bills.
II. S. Gara, David 31. 3Iaycr and Chas.
31. Hewell were elected trustees te tcrve
for the ensuing three years.
The repairs te the organ were completed
a few days age, and en Sunday it was tried
the first time in public, when it gave com
The Hancock IVach.
Cenrad Miller, 334 Seuth Prince street,
has growing en his premises a seedling
peach tree that bears very large yel
low peaches of fine flavor and rather mere
acid than most ether varieties. The spec
imens brought te the Intellieknckk of
fice measure nine inches in circumference,
and they are said te lie only fair average
specimens from the tree, which is a full
bearer and very healthy. 3Ir. 3Iillcr has
named it the "Hancock peach."
Yesterday A. J. Harberger of Seuth
Queen street left a curious peach at our
office. It is about as large as a cup and en
the side of it another peach, considerably
smaller, has grown.