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v i ?"3"": Tfej- -U JLAlUIJ . i t - " LANCASTER DAILY lOTELLIGENCER, THIJItSDA-Y; EEBRUAEY 26 1880. " :.."" -, Lancaster Untelligenccr. THUBSDAY EVENING, FEB. 26, 1880. A Ylcterj That Is a Defeat. The Republican convention Jf Xew Yerk has followed very closely in the steps of its sister convention in Pennsyl vania. Their work is as like as two peas: both instructed for Grant and a third term ; both did it at the dictation of the Republican United States senator from the state, and in each the result was but barely secured, and the triumph of the machine was in reality its defeat. We have less faith than ever in the pos sibility of Grant's nomination after it is thus shown hew narrow was the escape from defeat of the master spirits of the party in a great state in the effort te which they gathered all their strength. The fight in Xew Yerk was for Conkling as in Pennsylvania it was for Cameren. Grant added little te the strength of either, though he must have materially weakened both. Their victories would have been much mere decisive, probably, if they had net had te stem the strong current of opinion against the third term. Upen the Tight they each staked their political fortunes and prestige, and they have just saved themselves, with nothing te spare. The delegations from the two states will go te Chicago instructed for Grant and te vote as a unit, but a large part of the delegates are net for Grant and will net vote for him if they can help it ; and the precedent set in the Cincinnati conven tion will make it impossible te held them te the unit rule if they de net want te be held. It is Blaine who holds the minority of these delegations. The attitude of Conkling and Cameren in fathering the Grant boom has thrown te Blaine's sup port all the anti-third term sentiment and made him probably invincible. It may be that Conkling and Cameren have been forced into the support of Grant as their best way te defeat Blaine, whom Conkling hates and Cameren does net love. But it will net prove te have been a geed way. Beth would have done better work if they had drepied Grant and only undertaken te held their delegations ; it was the height of felly te help the man they wanted te beat by making him the leader of the strong popular sentiment in the Republican party against the third term. If Grant's nomination cannot be forced, Blaine is made sure of his calling : and that Grant cannot be forced upon the party is clear enough from the fact that in the states where he had the domi nant inlluences for him he has secured but a narrow majority of the delegation, which will be bound te a strong minor ity that will take away from Grant the support of the states and nullify them in the convention. Senater Conkling in his speech indulged the hope that the miner. ity would agree that the state should vote as a unit for Grant rather than par alyze the strength of the state. But the minority is net likely te be any mere willing te let the power of the state be used te nominate Grant, than Conkling will be te let it show its strength in the selection of Blaine. The personal triumph of Conkling lias been great. Without his presence and his speech it is said that the anti-third term sentiment would have carried the convention despite the machine work done te held it. His courage and eloquence saved the day and persuaded the Republican convention of a state that four years age had resolved against a third term te declare in its fa vor. The pretext upon which the change e! front is made is that, as Grant has been out of eilice one term, the danger of election te a third term does net exist. But it is apparent that this is but a pretext ; since no one who really believes that no citizen of the country should be permitted te vi olate the precedent set by Washington will be moved from his position by the fact that the third term is an interrupted and net a successive one. Establish this precedent, and when Grant asks a fourth and a fifth term, it will be his te command. He will already have been honored above Washington and nothing that he can ask mere can be refused him. The Harrisburg Patriot thinks that the slate convention should he held early se that the political machinery may be started te get out the Democratic vote in Xevember, and te -convert theRepub lican vote in preparation for that day ; and there might be something in the Pa triot's suggestion ii it ever had been the practice of state committees te start the electioneering work before the national convention had found its candidate and platform. But this never is done and never will be done. Yeu can't begin te fire the Democratic heart and get the politi cians down te work until they have found out what they are working for. Before the nomination they are busy fighting among themselves ever the se lection of the candidate, and only when that important matter is settled have they any thought te give te his election It might be better otherwise, but we must rake things as we find them. We are glad that the Patriot is se calm ever the question of a presidential candidate that its soul is ready for the work of registra tien, document distribution, etc. But it is one among ten thousand in its lovely de votien te the party's interest. The eilice of hangman is one that has net been very satisfactorily filled by the average country sheriff of late years. The unpleasant and demoralizing noter iety attaching te executions has been greatly aggravated by the tendency of. the executioners te get ner veus the liability of their machin ery te become disarranged and the frequency with which their ropes break or stretch te an unexpected length and thus increase the horrors of the job. In Xew Hampshire a very sensible law has been passed that as seen as a person is sentenced te death he shall be removed te the state prison and kept there until the end of his case; and if he be hanged it shall be done privately and by expe rienced hands.- If a community must suffer from these repulsive incidents it is well that the influence of them should be centred as much as possible, and that the work should be entrusted te these entire ly competent te de it. Mr. Smith's position, in urging Mr. Samson for census supervisor of this district, would be stronger if his candi date were art unexceptionable man. He is net. He is only a persistent and ob noxious office hunter. Mr. Smith first strongly recommended Mr. Frank P. Lefever for this office. Judges Living ston and Patterson both gave him a strong letter of commendation. He would have been chosen but Mr. Smith heard that away back in 1872 Lefever had voted against Ilartranft and for the Temperance candidate ; and though Le fever had been a geed soldier and was admirably qualified Mr. Smith made him get off the track. There seems te have been only political reasons for Samson's recommendation . m mi TriE circumstantial narrative which we reprint from the Pittsburgh Pest of whatMackey said te Hayes and what Haves said te Mackey, and of hew Mackey closed the conversation con cerning Den Cameren's appointment te a cabinet office, is an interesting chapter in Pennsylvania politics. It reads like Mackey and like Hayes, tee. The ori gin of the Grant movement is, no doubt, properly attributed te the Cameren re sentment at Hayes. His policy has been represented as a slap at Grant ; and the people who are for a third term want it plainly understood that what they want is something very different from Mr. Hayes. Conkling boldly proclaimed yes terday that the present administration is against Grant, and that Grant's friends are against it. . Mr. Conkling did net step short of tlm execution of all his ourneses in the Xew Yerk convention yesterday. Te emphasize his dictatorship he made Chas. TC. Smith permanent chairman of that body Smith being notoriously the one leading Republican of the state who has approved the nomination of Jehn F. Smyth for insurance commissioner, an appointment that is denounced and con demned by all the respectable elements in the party as that of a disgraceful job ber. Mr. Conkling, like Cameren, gen erally gees te the full length of his string. Where he has te take held of a nettle, he knows that it is prudent te " take it like a man of mettle." The Conkling machine has a device in Xew Yerk that the Cameren folks should copy in Pennsylvania. It would be of use te them, especially in such districts as Lancaster county, where they say they "always have trouble.'' In Xew Yerk city only these Republicans can vote at primary elections, help te make nominations or send delegates te state conventions, who belong te the district Republican " associations." They are a sort of club, " close corporations,'- which elect te membership whom they please and de net aggregate one-seventh of the entire Republican vote. They de net only " run the machine," they are the ma chine itself. Such a concern in Lancas. ter county would be even mere easily handled than a county committee. PERSONAL. Gauibaldi has married, at Magdalcna, the mother of his children, deiug thus a just though tardy duty te one who has sacrificed many years of her life te him. Parnell, the Irish agitator, has a brother living at West Point, Ga., who is a lameus lruit-grewcr, anu owns an orchard containing fifty thousand peach trees. The father of J. Hay Brown, esq., and Mrs. It. M. Agncw, the Rev. Dr. J. A. Brown, of Gettysburg, who was se dan gerously paralyzed some months age, is new able te move about the house but has net yet entirely recovered the power of speech. When Senater Bayard was in Richmond last week, he was invited te pay a visit te the Readjustci-s' Legislature, where no doubt a formal reception would have leen tendered him. lie declined with thanks and said he did net care te visit people who were opposed te paying their honest debts. Scnef Zamacena, Mexican minister te the United States, is poetically described as " tall and slender, wearing flowing locks just touched by frost, and having a mobile, spiritual face, delicate features, and a man ner gentle and polished." His wife has " a sweet, smiling, amiable countenance, and a soft, quiet bearing." Ernest Longfellow, son of the poet, is exhibiting twenty-seven pictures at a gallery in Bosten. The foreign scenes are notes of travel in Spain, France and the countries bordering the Xile. The con spicuous picture of the exhibition is a canvas large enough te fill the entire end wall of the gallery. It is an allegorical representation of the temptations of youth. In view of Stephen S. Clair's pros pective removal from Columbia te become Pennsylvania railroad agent in Middle town his friends have tendered him a din ner at the Franklin house, te come oil" en next Saturday evening. That the affair will be a success may be inferred from the fact that it is in the hands of Harry Schcll, Andy Kauffman, Milt Wike, Jehn C. Ferry and A. W. Rambo. Rev. Dr. G. F. Kretei,, formerly pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, new of Xew Yerk city, has withdrawn from the gen eral editorship of the LvJieran and Mission ary. The persons new constituting the executive committee of stockholders and having en them the entire responsibility for the present management of the paper, are Rev. Prof. F. A. Muhlenberg, D. D., Rev. J. A. Seiss, D. D., Rev. G. D. Frede rick, Rev. S. Laird, Hen. Daniel M. Fex, Charles E. Blumner, esq., and Jehn R. Baker, esq. The Philadelphia- Timet, commenting upon the recent articles in the North Amer ican Itetiew, en the third term question states : "In fact, setting Black en Howe leeks very like seizing a sledge hammer te brain a mesquite. Xet since peer Mr. Stoughten, of clerical error notoriety, was vivisected bv the same hand has such bloody work been done en the pages of the North American Jletieie as this slaughter of the mild but raging Wisconsin third termer, whom the ex-president was once half inclined te make chief justice of the United States." Verbum Sap. Willi&mspert Banner. The Democrats carried the city of Lan caster by ever eight hundred majority. Cameren and Judge Patterson had better arraign the whole city for contempt of court. MINOR TOPICS. It is quite notable that the word " im perial" flavored all the speeches of 'Conk ling and his henchmen yesterday. The Xew Yerk Tribune is delighted at' the harmony that prevailed in the Xew Yerk convention yesterday. This is very much as if the lamb should rejoice at its chance te lie down with the Hen, even though all were en the inside. WITH AUBCTUS. Se much of jiutlence cold lrests and virgin snows. Se much of premise sun and wind and show ers. Of brave increase ; und in these fleeting flow ers Such end te sweetness of the springs will go Out of Time's urn with measured, ceaseless flew Se much in little bring I thee ; the hours Since Time was, yie hope of all-time bowers, Theu wilt net say nay te these blooms I knew. But taking, friend, will sec them fairaday, Call them half sweet a little ere they die, And, may haps, looking in thy glass will say Thy honest blush. " Net half se fair as I." And taking, dear, will lend a grace complete Te unboeked hours ami idle, wanton feet. The race before a civil service reform examination is net always te the swift. Lieut. Parker, of the 9th cavalry, the nephew of Attorney General Devens, who experienced some difficulty in passing ex amination before an army beard, but was commissioned nevertheless, passed West ever the Union Pacific net long age with re cruits. He certified en the transportation order that " the Pullman palace car com pany has furnished me with one birth," the " i " being dotted! Fhed. IIassaukek, the editor and pro prietor of the leading German Republican daily paper of Cincinnati, announces his intention te " belt " if Gen. Grant is run for a third term, whereupon the Chicago organ of Gen. Legan cracks its whip and rnlilc lilt,, i,l- rCt ! ,e4-,r ee? e '(!Aifnliai ibuuu uim vuu vi uiu jai uj uiui evi(ibvuiii This summary process of ex-ceinraunica-f tien touches the Cincinnati Commercial en the raw, as it has also done some scratch ing in its time, and its comments as fol fel lows : The thing te de, of course, is te purify the Republican party. Let the scratchers be driven forth. Let no man vote the Re publican party ticket who is net prepared te fall down and worship an old pair of beets with rusty spurs en them if Conk ling, Legan and Cameren say se. Put up for the safe candidate the man whose ad ministration cost the Republican party fourteen states and 153 electoral votes ! Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, Rep : "It was an extreme stretch of courtesy in General II. V. Boynton te offer te General Sherman an opportunity te have the charges preferred against him tried by a military court of his own selection, and the refusal of General Sherman te call for a court, and of the president te order one must convince him that courtesy is wasted in the particular quarter. The offense of which General Sherman is accused is a very gross one, and its grossness is inten sified by the high official position of the offender, and it will be a great pity if General Boynton docs net institute pro ceedings against the general of the army in one of the civil courts. General Sher man presumes altogether tee much en his official position and his military reputation when he permits himself te iudulsrc in the kind of language he used toward Boynton, and when he docs indulge in that sort of thing he should be brought te account. A verdict against General Sherman, en cither a criminal or a civil issue, would de him a world of geed in the way of teaching him some of the elementary principles of geed manners." The Philadelphia Eccning Telegraph continues te find fault with the judges of that city. Its present complaint is that though three of them are sitting and arc presumed te be acting as an election beard " tlirt,. ,fi,c, tn 4-filre nrvmi 'sminr rtP , "-J """ " .. ,0.........- . errors fraudulent or otherwise en the face of the returns, and force candidates who have been cheated at the polls or through the failure of election officers te perform their functions in proper fashion, te resort te the vexations and expensive remedy of contest." Such refusal en their part, it concludes, is "in a pre-eminent degrc satisfactory te the professional poli ticians and their satellites, who de net by any manner of means regard an election from the same stand-point as that of hon orable and law-abiding citizens who neither held office nor want te held it, but they arc te the last degree unsatisfac tory te honest voters, who have been under the impression all along that elec tions arc net held exclusively for the benefit of reeple who make a trade of what they call politics, and that the chief utility of an election beard composed of the learned and presumably honest and impartial gentlemen who preside ever our courts is te secure such a determination of the results of an election as cannot be questioned." What it Thinks and Why. Harrisburg Patriot. The Lancaster Intelligencer thinks " it is of no great consequence when the state convention is called, se that it meets before June 22, and late enough te give every county plenty time te select its delegates." Certainly it is of " no consequence " if no effort is te be made te organize the party in this state. The editors of the Intelligencer must be aware that it is impossible for the state committee te give proper attention te the registration of voters if it does net begin work before midsummer. Xer can campaign literature be circulated effectively until the state committee has in its hands properly classfied lists of voters with their postefficc addresses. Te obtain such lists is the work of months. Campaign documents circulated in the heat of the canvass pro duce no effect. When the battle is en such publications go unread te the re ceptacle for waste paper. But suppose that the Democratic state committee were new organized; that by the middle of April it would have a record of the post pest office address and politics of every voter in the state, and that a geed weekly news paper (such as the Intelligencer, for instance) were sent regularly by the state committee te intelligent, reasonable, thoughtful men of Republican proclivities, from that date until the the election, is it net fair te presume that the party would be greatly benefited? Suppose, tee, that just for once an effort were made by the state committee te have the early registration in the. large cities correctly made, could net the opportunities for fraudulent voting be considerably lessened? Besides the work of organizing Democratic clubs should be gin at once. Every township and ward in the state ought te have its Democratic club. Under the direction of the state committee the organization of snch associ ations' could be made general throughout the commonwealth. Hence we believe that the present state committee ought te move or be moved. Light Mere Light. Fer the Inteixiemcer. The paper read before the Star club by Miss Martin is truly a masterly production of scientific speculations. Much of the subject has been a source of study with mc, especially that branch where she touches upon hew the sunlight strikes a green leaf, its absorbing powers, about the deep vie let waves from the pansy this relates te botanical science as well. Then she says, " We have the plant-stem retlecting one kind of waves, the leaves auether,and each petal still another." Sure enough ! "Who can paint like Light ?" &c. Equally true, "The mind is unable te grasp any idea of the millions of millions just referred te," rays or waves of light, I infer. But de we net realize after folio wins up these scien tific speculations that wc are just as wise as we were before. The colors arc appar ent te our eves : true there arc these who arc color blind ; te such a beautiful crim son llewer may seem of a dull gray color and nothing te admire. That there are mental faculties or powers differing in dif ferent individuals there is no question, be the cause what it may. Se with color and light ; a certain law governs, be that law what it may. The properties of light have been elaborately shown by Sir J. Herschcl, Airy, Brewster, Yeung, Biet, Peuillet, Hunt, ct al. As te theories of light, that of Xewten was long considered a satis factory theory claiming that matter is projected from the luminous body with a velocity equal te about 1J13,000 miles a second. The latter hypothesis supposes light te be the vibrations or undulations of an cthcrial Uuid of grat elasticity which pervades all space and penetrates all substances, and te which the luminous body gives an impulse which is propagated with inconceivable rapidity, by a sort of tremor or undulation, hence called the " undulatery theory," the one new gen erally accepted, in place of Xewten's. Dr. Yeung gives many striking and remark able facts and phenomena which would go te sustain this theory. " It is a theory," says Herschcl, " which, if net founded in nature, is certainly one of the happiest fictions that the genius of man has yet invented te group together natural phe nomena, which at their discovery seemed in irreconcilable opposition te it. It is, in fact, in all its applications and details, one succession of felicities ; insomuch that we may almost be induced te say, if it be net true it deserves te be se. There are certain facts and facts arc stubborn things te get rid of by theories however well established. The i'ul I accept, ance of the theory may cause a closer scrutiny te be suspended, and if facts are asserted te exist, which de net accord with the theory, se much the worse for the facts and for them that declare faith in them. Science has its bigots like politics and religion. They adept a side or theory which becomes se ingrained that it simply constitutes a phase of opinion prejudicial te all ether theories or facts that seem te clash or lay outside of their notion. It is one thing for a mind te seek diligently te knew the truth, examining without par tiality the evidence of thought, and the anirle of reflection by which the light of truth may strike ether minds and inquire modestly, "Where and what constitutes the difference?" "Is there a mental defect in mc ?" " Am I color-blind ?" or " Can I, by assuming the same stand-point, and honestly sec for myself, whether the thing se claimed is a fact or defect and mental delusion in the ether or myself?" I have no right, a priori, te say such a fact docs net accord with my notion or theory, there fore it can net be a fact. But facts still remain, even if these believing them are deemed ignorant of these notions and the ories se much in vogue. In short, we arc yet very superficial in knowledge mere rooters and spcculativcs in many things. J. S. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL. James Pedgets, a musician, was fatally shot by Jeseph J. Fields, a farmer, in a quarrel near Winchester, 111., en Tuesday, Fields is in jail. The timber in a yard en Glasshouse street, Vau shall, Londen, fell yesterday, killing five persons and wounding six teen. Jehn McDiarmid Campbell was fatally poisoned en Tuesday by a dose of carbolic acid, which his wifegave him in mistake for quinine. The stockholders of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Xerthcrn railroad, at a meeting en Tuesday, rejected the pro posal te lease the read te the Chicago, Reck Island and Pacific company. In Peughkcepsic, X. Y., Alice Weaver, a girl thirteen years of age, committed suicide last night by taking arsenic. The cause seemed te be an aversion te leaving the city for employment in the country. It is said that a deputation of Dominion farmers will wait upon Sir Leenard Tilly and ask for increased protection en agri cultural products. They desire an addi tional tax of two and a-half cents per bushel en corn and two dollars a barrel en perk. In Xew Albany, Ind., Jehn F. Fillcy, age seventy-nine years, was found dead yesterday en the fleer of his house, hor ribly gnawed by rats. He died of starva tion, though he had money hid away, and owned a geed farm of 100 acres. He lived alone. Rev. A. W. Paige, a minister of Hart Hart eord county. Conn., pleaded guilty in the U. S. district court at Xew Haven, yester day, te the charge of sending ebscene let ters through the mails. He was fined 8200 and costs, amounting te $170, and committed te jail in default of payment. The war department has recently re ceived despatches from Colonel Hatch re garding Indian affairs in Xew Mexico, in which no mention is made of the alleged defeat of Captain Raskin's cempany'by Victeria's band of Indians. The report of that fight is therefore regarded as un founded. The Heuse of Assembly, at Frederick Frederick ten, in which the Xew Brunswick Legis lature was te meet te-day, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Maas & Vahlcr's pic ture frame and meulding works, in Pearl street, Xew Yerk, were burned last night. Less, $30,000. The mill of Heyt & Sleyer, at Frontenac, Minn., was burned en Tuesday night. Less, $20,000. ueunt ee jcsscps anu the engineers who come te Xew Yerk with him, spent yesterday in visiting various points of in terest in the city. They took a trip ever the elevated railroads te which they paid much attention. A short inspection of the East river bridge was made and the terminal facilities of the Erie line were ob served. An exhibition of the promptness with which the fire department answers alarms was given for the entertainment of the visitors. A short time was spent in looking at a model Xew Yerk residence. THE GRANT BOOM! the source of its inspiration. Seme of the Secret History of the Hayes Administration and Its Offense te Cameren. The X. Y. Herald's Albany correspond ent writing en the movements of the Grant schemers of Albany says that it is well au thenticated that Grant's whole European tour was arranged with a view te the effect en his third term aspirations. The constant attentions te the ex-president by crowned heads of all countries, the carefully worded after-dinner speeches, the suggestive, modestly written inter views, the republican simplicity of man ner, the adroit inuendees as te third term ism all such movements, as alleged, were part of the great transformation scenes in tended te keep the cx-president alive in the memory of his countrymen ana surround his personality with the glittering idea that he was the enlv " one strong man" who could save the American nation from anarchy and destruction. The Pittsburgh Pest in commenting upon this statement says that the "whole boom" was systematically arranged im mediately after Mr. Hayes's inauguration and prier te the great Grant leave-taking demonstration at Philadelphia, when Gen eral Simen Cameren made a speech nomi nating Grant for the succession before Hayes was warm in his seat. The only break in the pregramme has bceu the re turn of General Grant several months be fore the time fixed en. His triumphal progress across the continent was te have been in March and April. This break made the West Indes and Mexican trip a necessity, for the Urant managers did net want "the old man" in the country, an approving and close spectator te the un scrupulous games of Cameren, Conkling, Legan and ether third termers, in control ling state conventions. But the origin of theGraut boom remains te be told, and singularly enough it was the refusal of Mr. Hayes te continue Den Cameren as secretary of war that started it, originally as a means of breaking down his administration and for purposes of personal revenge. There had been pledges given that Cam Cam eeon would be retained, when things looked squally for Hayes getting into the White Heuse, and these pledges sent Mr. Mackey te Flerida. What he did there will probably never be known, except that he expended a large sum of money con tributed by the Camerons and their bench men. There was a returning beaid te in fluence, and the presidency was the stake. Anyone who knows Mr. Mackcy's peculinr methods, need te be in no doubt as te the arguments he used. Flerida was made "safe" by Mr. Mackey and the reward was te be Den Cameren's retention in the cabinet. He was the only one of Grant's ministers who was te receive such a signal mark of confidence, and it would unques tionably have been a great triumph. But en Mr. Hayes's arrival in Washing ton, and when the decision of the electoral commission was assured, rumors reached the Cameren people that no one of Grant's cabinet, net even Den Cameren, would be retained. Immediately it will be remem bered, the political machinery of the com monwealth was put in operation te influ ence Mr. Hayes. A delegation from our Legislature, with Gov. nartranft and all the state officers, and prominent Republi cans from different parts of the state, waitctl en lnni at Washington, in sisting, 'pleading and demanding that Cameren should remain as secretary of war. A congressional delegation, headed by Judge Kelley, who had been re conciled for the purpose, although always an anti-Cameren man, called en Air. Hayes with the same prayer. He was inundated with letters and petitions from all parts of the state. Air. Mackey organized these demonstrations, and it was the subject of remark at the time that never before had there been such a systematic and deter mined ellbrt te influence a president in the choice of a cabinet minister. Its bad taste was apparent, but the Cameren peo ple cared nothing for that. Den had nom inated Hayes by defeating Blaine at Cin cinnati. The control of the new adminis tration was what was wanted, and with the seu in the cabinet and the father in the Senate, and both of them matchless peliti cal intriguers, such control was probable. The electoral commission having in dicated what its outcemo would be, Mr. Hayes get en one of his fits of "amia ble ebstinancy." He wanted no Cam Cam eeon taint en his administration. He or his authorized friends, it is true, had pledged Air. Den Cameren but the presidency was then It-was se no longer, and he the pledge. Mr. Lincoln in the place, m doubt. repudiated 18G0 did the same. The price of the Pennsylva nia delegation for Lincoln in the Chi cago convention of that year was the treasury department for Simen Came Came eon. It was pledged te him by Mr. Lincoln's representatives at Chicago, but " honest old Abe " with trouble brewing, would net put a Cameren at the head of the finances of the nation, and made him secretary of war, from which place he was removed for ceunte nancing gross corruption in the award of contracts, after a unci service et nine months. "Honest old Abe" hail had enough of the Camerons ; and Hayes, his purpose served in Flerida by Mackey, would have none of them ; all interces sion and appeals failed; and, while acknowledging Cameren's services, and offering him the choice of places outside his official family, he declined te retain him as secretary of war. We have an account from two sources of Mr. Mackcy's closing interview with Mr. Hayes en this subject a day or two before the inauguration. Defeat in it had palpably become mere ignominious after the piteous and public appeals that Den should be retained. Mr. Mackey in his quick, nervous and forcible way, recalled te Mr. Hayes hew Cameren had assured his nomination at Cincinnati and promoted his election. This was conceded. Mr. Mackey referred te his own services and expenditures in Flerida, and hew he had saved that state te Mr. Hayes by securing and paying for " an honest count of the votes. " Mr. Hayes again assented te the services of Mr. Cameren and his friend, Mr. Mackey, but regretted he could net appoint him secretary of war he had de termined te make a clear sweep of the Grant cabinet and would retain none of the old secretaries. "But your pledge, sir," belted out Mackey. " that Mr. Cameren should be retained." "My dear, sir, circumstances have changed. I ir.u t consult the wishes of the country, and the country evidently docs net desire Mr. Cameren as a member of the cabiuct of the new administration. I appreciate," continued Mr. Hayes, "his services and abilities very highly, and any ether place is open te him. He can have the English mission, the most honorable diplomatic place in my gift." "Damn the English mission!" said Mackey, new thoroughly aroused and an gered, and caring no mere for the in-going president -than for a street-comer loafer with whom he had been setting-up ward politics. "Cameren don't want the Eng lish mission ; he would net touch it and his friends would net allow him. We will accept no favors from you. Yeu have repudiated your pledged word te the men who made you president Geed day sir, geed day. My opinion of you is at your service. I think you a lying, sceundrelly !" And then Mr. Mackey and the two friends who accompanied him left the room in high dudgeon. It is doubtful if any president of the United States befcra or since had such a plain talking te. It was highly char acteristic of "Beb" Mackey. He never saw any wrong in an "honest count" in Flerida, but he did sec a great wrong in Hayes's repudiation of, his pledges te the men who made his inauguration possible. It was treason te the principle of standing uy your memiB. This quarrel with Hayes was the origin of the third term boom, andef much of the opposition and many of the embarrass ments the de facto president has met with in his own party. It was determined te isolate his administration by making his successor before Hayes had fairly entered en his duties. The Camerons were aided in this by Hayes's ridiculous preten sions about the civil service re form and his Southern xlicy, which angered the carpet-bag thieves ami the Xerthern stalwarts. The worst elements of our politics, before the new administration was a month old, were hankering for the geed old days of the Grant regime. The ex-prcsident was sounded, and his willingness te be again a candidate secured before he had been out of office six weeks. The trip around the world was determined en, te steer Graut clear of possible American compli cations. The reception abroad was foreseen and provided for. Arrangements were made it should be reported in glowing terms, aud a skilled writer ap pointed te prepare descriptions, speeches and interviews expressly for the American market. Through the Hayes administration, the services of diplomatic agents and the convenience and prestige of American war vessels were se cured. The money for necessary expenses was obtained from two sources. The Cameren politicians about Philadelphia and elsewhere raised fifty thousand dol lars, ten thousand of which was con tributed by Rebert W. Mackey. The Childses, Drexels and Bories were equally liberal en personal grounds. A hundred thousand dollars in cash was thus pro vided for the expenses of General Grant's three years' tour, and he carried a letter of credit with him for fifty thousand mere. This was the start of the thud term boom. It has been the most deliberately arranged and carefully planned political movement in the history of the country, and it is the most hollow, insincere aud false bit of humbuggary ever devised by cunning and self-seeking pelitieans. NEW YORK. ilktm;ei te a third tek.ii. Hlalue Scornfully Rejected as Secuml Choice. In the Xew Yerk Republican convention yesterday afternoon Charles E. Smith was chosen permanent chairman. After the committee en credentials had reported the following resolutions were submitted : "The Republicans of the state of Xew Yerk, assembled te appoint delegates te represent them in the national convention, reaffirm the principles and patriotic pur poses of the Republican party heretofore declared and faithfully acted upon ; and equally impressed with the responsibility new devolved upon them, declare that the safety of the nation is again imperiled by the virulent and unlawful efforts of the Democratic party te overawe and subvert state governments, as represented by the conduct of its leaders in Maine and several of the Southern states, thereby intending te secure the control of the general gov ernment by deeds of violence and fraud and in defiance of the carefully constituted judicial authorities. "In the presence of these grave and threat ening dangers it is the duty of the Repub lican party of the Union in its unit strength te meet and prevent them, and te this end mindful of their great responsibility in the coming presidential contest, and of the fact that it must be determined by the elec toral vote of this state, they hereby sol emnly pledge te the Republicans of ether states their ability te cast it for Ulysses S. Grant. We declare that in him we repose absolute trust for his honesty, his fidelity te duty, his serene judgment and solid intelligence, his varied expcrienee,and for the uniform success that has ever at tended his efforts iu securing the integrity, perpetuity, grandeur and prosperity of our common country. Fer these reasons and because were are satisfied that in him the nation, Xerth and Seuth, decidedly greet a candidate deserving of its cenfi dence, wc present him as entitled te the suffrage of every patriotic citizen ; we also declare that the objection te a third presi dential term applies only te a third censec utive term and is utterly inapplicable te the re-election of Gen. Grant, who is, and has been, a private citizen, absent from the country, destitute of all presidential or offi cial influence or patronage, and whose election must be by a free choice of the people unaided by these influences which alone give force, if any there be, te the ob jection ; therefore, " Revolted, That the Republicans of Xew Yerk believe that the re-election of Ulysses S. Grant as presidential candidate is of urgent importance, and the delegates this d:iy assembled arc called upon and instruc ted te use their most earnest and united efforts te secure his nomination." At the conclusion of the reading there was long and continued applause and hisses. Mr. Ferstcr moved te amend that por tion of the resolutions pledging the state te Grant by substituting the name of James G. Blaine. Applause, loud and continued. He also moved te strike out all the por tion of the resolution referring te the third term. After considerable discussion AV. B. Wcedin moved te strike out the name of Grant and leave the delegation unpledged. Mr. Ferstcr accepted the amendmentand the question was then put en Ferster's amendment, but Mr. Conkling took the fleer and addressed the convention at great length. The vote en Ferster's amendment fol lowed, and it was defeated by 217 te 180. The resolutions were then adopted. A delegate moved that in case General Grant is net nominated at Chicago the delegation be instructed te vote as a unit for James G. Blaine. The motion was tabled. Presidential electors and members of the state committee were named by congres sional districts, after which the conven tion adjourned sine die. m Frightful Tragedy in Nebraska. A horrible tragedy occurred five miles south of Xebraska City yesterday after noon. An insane son of A. Donahue, one of the eldest and wealthiest fruit growers and farmers iu Otee county, procured a pis tol and shot a horse. His father attempted te seize him and capture the pistol, when the boy drew a knife and stabbed him four times, killing him instantly. He then attempted te kill his mother and brother, but the latter felled him te the ground with a club, and the mother lied te the house. The mrmiac pursued her, batter ing the doers and windows with a club, but, being prevented from entering by the brother, returned te the stable, where lie stabbed another horse and two dogs. A company.ef alarmed neighbors tried te cap ture the maniac, who sought refuge in a neighboring cornfield and kept them at bay for several hours, standing knife in hand, he was captured and ledged in jail. An Excellent Suggestion. Pottsville Chronicle. The name of Edward Ilerrick, the pres eng efficient and accommodating chief clerk of the auditor general's department, is thus far the only one mentioned in con nection with the nominntien for auditor general by the Democracy of the state, aud if his should remain the only one, it will le entirely satisfactory te the large army of friends which Mr. Ilerrick has gained since his advent in public position. Mr. Ilerrick is a Bradford county lawyer of superior legal and administrative ability, whose election te the auditor generalship would secure te the commonwealth an offi cial in every way qualified te perform the important duties and at the same time guarantee a continuance of the many and wholesome reforms inaugurated by the v resin t incumbent, Gen. Schell. aTA-rta ITEMS. The Evangelical conference commenced at AVeisspert, yesterday. Over one hun dred ministers are present. Yesterday's session was secret. The next fair of the Washington county agricultural society will be held en the 5th, Cth-aud 7th of October ; $2,000 will be offered in premiums. The Pittsburgh Tilden club has appoint ed a committee te arrange an excursion te Cincinnati at the time of the national con vention. The committee were instructed te charter a steamboat, if there should be water enough te float iivc hundred Democrats. lhc ltcpublicans of Crawford county had a meeting at Meadville en Saturday, for the purpose of dcclareing their oppsi eppsi oppsi tien te the unit rule and insisting that the delegates te Chicago shall carry out the in structions of the district. Jehn I. Gorden, of Mercer, ami Themas Robinson, of But lcr,are the delegates from the Twenty-sixth district, and the three counties compris ing it have all declared for Blaine with an emphasis and unanimity which cannot be mistaken. At Dawsen's station, four miles below Cenncllsville, Constable Gee. W. Foust. was shot twice by Geerge Tobin, a colored man. Tobin was drunk and disturbing the community. Foust undertook te an est him, when he shot the latter in the shoul der, and again in the region of the heart. The latter wound bled internally, whim leads the attending physiean teenteitain grave doubts of Foust's recovery. Tobin lied out was lmaliy captured and commit ted. In Shat en. Mercer county, a man named Masen keeps a place railed the Castle. His brother-in-law is one Daily. Screams were heard in the place, and en rushing te the spot the people found Daily lying iu a peel of bleed, his head having been split open with an axe. The screams came from Mrs. Davis, who became wild in her agony upon beholding her brother lying dead before her and her husband standing ever him holding an axe, from which the bleed was still dripping. m Curiosities of IMiynical (ieegranhy. The Blue mountain range that runs through Pennsylvania presents the singu lar circumstance of being divided by a river every twenty-seven miles. Frem where the Susquehanna river passes through te the Swatara river is twenty seven miles. Thedistauce from the Swatara te the Schuylkill is twenty-seven miles. It is twenty-seven miles from the Schuyl kill te the Lehigh, and the Delaware cuts the hills in twain at the Water (Jap, twenty-seven miles further en. A large lake lies in a hollow in Xew Jersey, twenty seven miles from the Delaware. A person starting from Hencsi'ale, Wayne county, te drive te IJushkill, 1'ike county, will have a drive of sixty-two miles. It is twenty miles te Blooming Greve. Reaching Milferd, he will be twenty miles from Blooming Greve. At Dingnian's he will be feity-nine miles from Blooming Greve. At Delaware he is fifty-four miles from llenesdale, and Blooming Greve is twenty miles distant. At Bushkill, his destination, he is sixty two miles from his starting point, and yet the linger beard tells him that it is "Te Blooming Greve twenty miles. " LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. eiri: census surKiivisui:. Mr. Smith's Iteu.tenn for Urging Samson. The committee having made an adveisu report in the case of Jes. Samson as super visor of the Second ccnsusdistrictofrcmi ccnsusdistrictefrcmi sylvania, the following statement has been prepared te be submitted for the coiiMdcr ceiiMdcr coiiMdcr atien of senators by Mr. Smith in Sam son's interest : The three counties of Chester, Delawaie and Lancaster constitute said district. Three candidates were presented for the position of supervisor. Senater AVallace favored Hajes Grier, editor of the Coium Ceium umbia Herald ; Representative Ward and Senater Cameion Mr. Snowden, of Media, Delaware county ; and Representative Smith Jeseph Samson, of Lancaster city. The president, as is well known, nomi nated Mr. Samson. The preference ex isting before the nomination still continues and gives rise te" the difficulty in securing Mr. Samson's confirmation. Xe objections are filed te the worth or capacity of the nominee. Mr. Smith had presented in be half of Mr. Samson testimonials from the bench, bar. college and church, and added his own te this strong endorsement. Having furnished an unexceptionable man for supervisor, he next contended that Lancaster was the proper place for the su pervisor te reside. It was nearly central in the district and easily reached by rail roads end turnpikes. Its population, fac tories, foundries, churches, revenue eilice, college and schools made it the chief city iu the census district. It must new contain from 2.1,000 te JiO.OOO inhabitants. It is the centre of a county deservedly distin guished for its wealth, for its educational, agricultural and manufacturing interests. Te these it has recently added another, the cultivation of tobacco. This has been made a specialty and from it alone the United States treasury receives annually a revenue, en manufactured cigars, amount ing te $3e0,000. Lancaster is recognized by Senater AVallacc as the proper place, and his can didate agreed, if appointed, te keep his office in that eity, but Mr. Smith is opposed te his selection, holding that the proper place for Democratic supervisors if a necessity is in Democratic districts. In further support of his position, .Air. Smith shows from statistics that the per sons and things te be enumerated are mainly found in Lancaster county. These statistics, with the exception of manufac tures, are immeasurably in favor of that county, and he fully believes, even iuiuan ufacturcs, Lancaster county will, under the new census, be largely in excess of Chester and Delaware counties combined ; for even by the last census Lancaster has a much larger number of manufactories than Chester anil Delaware, necessarily imposing a large amount of work en the enumerators in visiting the factories. Te locate, therefore, the supervisor at Media, where Mr. Snowden lives an ex treme point in the district in Delaware county would be manifestly wrong. Bet ter locate his office in Philadelphia. That city might be reached by the enumerators at less inconvenience aud expense than .Media, a town containing a population of about 3.000 inhabitants. Mr. Smith, more over, frankly asserts that if any real ob jectien can be made against his nominee, he will ask the president either te with draw him or make another nomination. a in Mount Jey. Last evening, for the first time Mount Jey was lit up with gas, supplied from the works of the gas company recently organized in that borough. The gas works are en the site formerly used as Brady's edge tool factory, and cast about $30,000. They have a capacity of 30,000 cubic feet of gas xcr day, which can easily be increased, at small expense. The gas is manufac tured by the same process used by the new Lancaster company. The stock is nearly all held by citizens of Mount Jey. The gas furnished last night gave a brilliant white light and the consumers appeared te be much pleased with it.