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r : i 77rry-7-rrT7--TT77 55l w migrsrrT I iTy 4 iiiiwwji ii niiji 1 LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1880. - - , " .' -2,-r- ,-- ILancastet Intelligencer. WEDNESDAY EVE'G. MABCH 34, 1880. Railroad Directors. The stockholders of the Pennsylvania railroad have a magnificent property which will pay them large dividends for all future time if it is honestly managed in thfiir interest. The earning power" of this read is enormous ; it is well situated in a rich country with a steadily growing local traffic, and has affluents under its control from every imiertant commer cial centre. It is well huilt and well ad ministered, and if their past experience could satisfy the stockholders that their officers were as honest as they are skill ful, tliev would have reason te be con tent. But they cannot have this satis faction. They knew that they have been mercilessly plucked when their revenues afforded the opportunity. They were ipffc se financially weak when the hard times caught them, that it is almost a miracle that they were net stranded. They are coining all right new and their servants are getting saucy again under the prospect of fat pasture ahead. We de net wonder that the servants de net want such; i disagreeable inquisitive man in the beard of directors as Mr. Edward T. Parker would be. They pre fer te have respectable easy-going direc tors who will take their word for every thing and maintain a discreet oblivious ness. It is the general theory of railroad managers that the stockholders have a right te expect a decent dividend if the read can earn it, and that all beyond that is a treasure trove which these who find it can have ; and they take care te find it ; in fact, they make it, which gives them an additional claim upon it. Men of old-fashioned ideas, en the ether hand, think that all the earnings of a property belong te its owners and that they are entitled te the entire time and services of their servants in return for the wages paid them. Mr. Edward T. Parker, stockholder of the Pennsylvania railroad, seems te be of this manner of men. lie sought te serve his fellow stockholders in the beard of directors. They did net elect him ; why, is net very clear. Certainly they ought net te object te such a director as Mr. Parker would make. His inquisitiveness would benefit them ; unless they are of opinion that the less they knew about their company's affairs the better ; which would be a novel position te take. We knew nothing of the quality of Mr. Parker'sjudgmcnt in railroad mat ters ; but it is very certain that if he was in the beard the stockholders would seen have abundant information en which te forma correct conclusion of the judg ment, capacity and honesty of their offi cers. This they ought te have, and if they are wise they will next year give Mr. Parker a chance te root it out for them. It will be a very difficult and un , gracious task for him te undertake, and we wonder that he is willing te de it. But lie is probably one of these men who cannot rest easy under a wrong, and who would spend millions rather than be robbed of a cent. It is a proper spirit ; but it is net the stockholders' spirit. The fellows who manage their property knew that they are generally tee careless and indolent te trouble them and bother themselves ; and when the officers occa sionally come across a Parker they are tee much disgusted te preserve their temper and te recollect their subordinate places ; they show the cloven feet and act as though they were th masters instead of the servants ; and practically they have been the masters, and may continue te be, though their seats are net as secure in the present state of public opinion as they once were: and the constitutional prevision which enables a stockholder te cumulate his vote is a thorn in their side which will have a very subduing effect. The Pennsylvania railroad company claims net te be controlled by this clause, but if it is net it seen must be, and then will be Mr. Parker's chance te get in among the men of putty and pusillanim ity en the beard of directors and te let in the light en the dark ways of the man agement. Easily Answered. The Harrisburg Patriot will net hear te the precedent established by the high ly respectable convention of Democrats which assembled in Pittsburgh two years age, and it styles the ruling of that de liberate body " mob law ; " when in fact it was expressly declared by that con vention, embracing se manf of the ablest and most honored representatives of Pennsylvania Democracy, that the time ordered precedents forbade any authority outside of a convention deciding who were and were net members of it. The analogies suggested by the Patriot in the case of a clerk of the Heuse making up a roll of the incoming Heuse fail because in his case it is provided that regular certified returns of these prima facie entitled te seats be made te him, while there is no such prevision, made for any returns be ing furnished te the state committee or its chairman. In answer te the Patriot's first conun drum we have only te say that it sug gests a purely theoretical and altogether improbable contingency, and one which, if it should ever happen te occur, must and could mere safeiy be left te the patriotism and intelligence of a great body of Democratic representatives than te a state commit tee, created a year before and probably packed for a decision. Under the Pa triot's view of the matter hew much mere deplorable would the situation be if twenty-six members of a state committee could decide that certain bogus delegates, constituting a majority of the convention, were entitled te make the temporary or ganization V . By such a device every member regularly elected, could be barred out by a majority of the state committee, who have no knowledge nor authority in the premises whatever. Ln answer te the second question we say that the only prima facie right of a delegate te a seat is his untainted and undisputed credentials. It lias never happened yet and never will happen in a Democratic state convention that a ma jority of all the delegates have their places contested . There has always been and will always be enough unchallenged te make a temporary organization ; and if, as the Patriot intimates, reunders and heelers should force themselves into pro claim a baseless contest where there is none, the obvious remedy is te threw the rascals out the window. Senater. Wallace is te be congrat ulated en the consideration he enjoys among the Republican politicians and newspapers, ltepresentative O'Neill lauds him in the Heuse for keeping in the Phil adelphia marshal; -which he says he didn't de. The Eepublican papers in Pennsylvania which think highly of Sen Sen aeor Cameren think as highly, they de clare, of Senater Wallace. They held them te be a noble senatorial team, and I certain Democratic journals and peliti cians who are Known as me panu; ular friends of Senater Wallace turn out te be defenders of Marsha! Kerns's appointment, although Senater Wallace says he did all he could against it ; which seems strange ; we mean the difference en this point between Senater Wallace and Senater Wallace's particular friends. There is the Philadelphia llecerd, for in stance, printed where Marshal Kerns did all the damage te the Democratic party four years age, that republishes the words of the Lancaster Examiner, Cam Cam eeon organ, praising Wallace and applauding Kerns, " because he would net permit the Democratic friends Of thO INTELLIGENCER te have their own way in stuffing the ballet boxes and driving honest voters from the polls in Philadelphia at the last election 1U1 UUllJ,lCOOlllV.l. . If the Examiner had an editor, in stead of being mere dumping ground for everybody who has an accumulation of rubbish or wants te spill his cart lead of petty spite into it, it would spare itself much felly and its friends much humil iation. Nothing has.been mere appar ent than the utter decadence of consis tency, truth and logic in its editorial columns. The example which it has recently furnished of this in its represen tatien of the Intelligencer's position en the presidential question has been se nnnsninueus that it points itself out. When it says that the Intelligencer has been advocating or favoring Mr. Tilden's rcnominatien, or has made any sudden transfer of or change in its opin ions en the presidential question, it lies! But as it has lied before, and lied will fully and stupidly, it will doubtless con tinue lying, willfully and stupidly. m m MINOR TOPICS. "I MiaiiT dynamite net," is the constant thought of the Czar. A Philadelphia paper contains the fol lowing significant advertisement : Fer Sale Fine dairy farm ; geed pasture and an abundance of water." Tt 1ms hee.n ruled bv the .supreme court of the United States that local taxation upon the shares of national banks is ille gal and cannot be enforced. Advices from Kansas report thatef twenty-two counties in that state which have chosen delegates te the state convention, which will be held en the 31st inst, four teen send solid delegations for the Blaine, three for Grant, and five divided. Senater Hill and Samuel W. Small, of Georgia, have filed affidavits in Wash ington, charging a woman named Jessie Raymond with attempting te blackmail the senator by making infamous charges against him, and threatening, if money were net paid her, te have Hill's life. The presence in Washington of cx-Scna ter Stanlcv Matthews, of Ohie, and his frequent consultations with Senators Cam Cam eeon and Ceukliug, have set the political gossips te talking, and all manner of con jectures are set afloat regarding the nature of these interviews. Mr. Matthews talks very freely about the political outlook and does net hesitate te say that he believes Secretary Sherman cannot carry his own' state if nominated. He is strong in his conviction that General Grant is going te be nominated and elected, and says it is a mistake te suppose that Grant is net going te get some of the votes of the Ohie dele gation at Chicago. Secretary Sherman is trying hard te have the Ohie delegation vote solid for his nomination, but this will net be done, Mr. Matthews says, unless with the positive and direct understanding that Mr. Sherman wants the vote in order te ease his withdrawal as a candidate. If Mr. Sherman insists upon being a candi date, the Ohie delegation will split up be tween Grant, Blaine and Sherman. PERSONAL. C. Bazaine, nephew of the French mar shal, is keeping a liquor shop in Minneapo lis. Professer Baird does net live in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, but has a private residence en Highland terrace, and he is socially very popular among practical people. Ex-Governer Jeseph E. Brown, of Georgia, has presented te the Southern Baptist theological seminary at Louisville, Ky., $50,000 for the endowment of a pro fessorship. James Carrell, great grandson of Car Car eoll of Carrollton, the Irishman who was one of the signers of the Declaration of In dependence, was in the central deck Philadelphia, yesterday, charged, upon the oath of his wife, with being drunk and disorderly. Themas M. Skinner, one of the eldest printers in New Yerk state, eighty-nine years of age, died yesterday morning. He came te Auburn in 181G and established the Gazette, afterwards changed te the Cayuga Republican, and in 1833 te its present style the Auburn Advertiser. Nearly $3,000 worth of valuable jewelry, including a pair of diamond earrings, five stones in each, the central stone in the swinging setting valued at $1,000 ; a fin ger ring containing twenty-four diamonds, a round cluster ring containing eight stones, an oblong cluster ring containing seven stones, fine soltaire rings and ethers of great value, was stolen from the bed room of Mrs. Henry Daily, wife of a New Yerk lawyer, en Monday. A negre woman servant, suspected of the theft, was arrested. Grant reached Galveston safely yester day. The city was gaily decorated in honor of the arrival. As the revenue cut ter bearing the distinguished party was approaching a salute of 45 guns was fired. The party was met by a committee and the precession formed, passing ever the principal streets te the Tremont hotel, where the general reviewed the precession composed of the military and civic soci eties. The reception was then held and a large number of ladies and gentlemen were presented. About 5 p. m., the general retired. Mrs. Chkistiancy was the cause of a great deal of excitement in the neighbor hood of her residence in Washington yes terday. A messenger came te the office of the beard of health about neon and asked that a physician be at ence sent te the as sistance of the wife of the ex-senator, who had taken poison with intent te commit suicide. Half a dozen ether physicians were summoned, who, when they arrived at the house, found that the story was without foundation. It seems that one of her lady companions, for seme unknown reason, asked whether she had net taken poison, te which she in a spirit of fun, re plied in the affirmative ; whereupon the household immediately became alarmed, and all started off in various directions for physicians. THE UUEEMJAfKERS. Conclusion of Their State Conrentien In the afternoon session of the Green back state convention yesterday, speeches were made by F. W. Hughes, Charles Brumm, Colonel Lyman, D. S. Early and ethers. It took the platform committee until evening te agree, and when it was reported much discussion was had result ing finally in the adoption of the follow fellow follew ing: The National Greenback-Laber party of Pennsylvania hereby affirm the following declaration of principles : We are National, knowing no mere section, but our whole country. We are National because we affirm that the gov ernment of the United States is a nation, representing and composed of the people thereef ; that while its sphere of power is defined by the constitution of the United States, yet within that sphere its powers are absolute. It recognizes the rights of the states and these excepted out of the powers of government te the people there of. It therefere regards secession and cen tralization as alike heresies. While the one is the antipode of the ether, yet neith er is the remedy of the ether. We are Greenbackers as significant of the power and duty of the government te supply the needed paper money, and as against the right of private corporations, called banks. The issue we make is net of soft mencv azaiust hard money, but the issue is as te the needed kind of paper money. We affirm that legal tender paper money is as geed as geld and silver coin made legal tender, with advantages of convenience and otherwise in favor of the paper; that such paper legal tenders should be furnished in sufficient supply for the wants of trade and business, and yet as nearly steady as possible never expanding, except te meet a corresponding increase in trade and business ; that with out such sufficient and steady supply thcie can be no regular and steady distribution of the products of labor ; that transporta tion and a medium of exchange are the agents of distribution and these should be controlled by the peeple. That the interests of labor are insepar able from the money question ; that we seek te fester aud elevate labor and te indemnify it against these who, by con trolling the money of the country, may make labor dear or cheap and thus con trol it. We propose te indemnify labor against the power of money employed by the few te elect corrupt officers, who, for gain, will always cheat labor. We regard nationality, currency, reform and the rights of labor as one and insepar able. Resolved, that the United States shall issue all currency geld, silver and paper all te be a full legal tender for all pur poses, public and privntc. That there shall be no banks of issue, state or national. That the primary duty of government is te secure justice and prosperity te its labor ing people, and that we are in favor of such legislation as will protect labor against the encroachments of non-productive capital, and favor the repeal of all class legislation which oppresses labor. That we extend our hearty sympathy and active co-operation te the workingmen of California in their efforts te combat the evils of Chinese cheap labor. That eight hours should constitute a day's work. That we are in favor of the reclamation of public lands forfeitable for non-compliance with terms of grant, and amendment of homestead laws se as te assist deserving peer men te settle en public lands, and the withdrawal of said lands from sale and res ervation of them for actual settlers. That full restitution should be made te the soldiers for the depreciation of the money in wmen tuey were paiu tney being in the power of the government and compelled te take their pay in whatever the government offered, and thus place the soldier en an equality with the bondholder. That we favor the regulation of inter state commerce by the Congress under its constitutional prerogative and duty. That we view with alarm the various attempts te limit the franchise, declare that all citizens who are of age, net under the penalty of law for crime, should be se cured in the possession of the ballet unre stricted by educational, property or poll tax qualifications., That we are opposed te the store order or truck system, and demand the passage of an. act compellingcerporations and indi viduals te pay their workingmen at least once per month in the legal tender money of the Unsted States. That we de most selemly pretest against the pardon of the criminals convicted be bo be fere the court of Dauphin county, viz. : Jesse R. Crawford, Wm. H. Kemble, Emile J. Petroff, Wm. F. Rumberger and Charles B. Salter, and demand that the full penalty of the law shall be executed upon them. That we favor the maintenance of a tariff for the protection of American in dustry. p That the tendency te centralization of power and the absorption of individual en terprise and industrial interests of the country by soulless private corporations, is dangerous te the liberties of our re public ; therefore said corporations should be restricted te such functions as cannot be exercised by individuals or national or local governments. There were then elected as delegates te the national convention : F. W. Hughes, William H. Hines. J. B. White, Samuel Calvin, with D. A. Evens, J. L. Wright, F. H. Heth, W. H. Tipton, as alternates. Fer supreme judge several names were mentioned and withdrawn, among them Judge Handley, of Lackawanna, S. R. Masen, of Mercer, and Judge Bcntley, of Williamsport. Mr. F. P. Dewses was nominated. Mr. nines reneminated Judge Handley and again withdrew him. A delegate moved that "if we can't find nobody within our party, we'd better net nominate nobody." The motion was lest. Here somebody moved te adjourn. "Bit down, sit down," was the cry. It was moved that the state central com mittee be directed te select a candidate for supreme judge, provided that no person be selected who has been nominated by cither of the ether parties. Net agreed te. Mr. F. P. Dewees was then nominated by acclamation for supreme judge. Mr. Plummer then named Colonel A. L. Roberts, of Crawford county, for audi tor general, and he was nominated by ac clamation. A motion was adopted instructing the state committee te nil any vacancies which may occur by resignation in the nomina tions. The selection of two delegates at large was referred te the state committee. A state committee was then selected and D. S. Watsen, of Williamsport, elected chairman. A lesolutien was offered in forming the national convention that Hen. II. B. Wright is Pennsylvania's choice for president. An effort was made te substi tute the names of S. R. Masen or B. F. Butler. Mr. Hines then made a fiery speech charging corrupt influence in the convention, werkinsr airainst Mr. Wright. Mr. Yocum followed in a speech strongly favoring Mr. Wright. The amendment in favor of Butler or Masen was laid en the table. The resolution in favor of Wright was adopted. The convention then adjourned with three cheers for Wright and a vote of thanks for the president and secretaries. Time, 12 o'clock, midnight. THE STATE COMMITTEE. Its Action In Directing Mia Make-Up of the Bell. Alteena Sun. The action of the state cemmittee in in terfering as te the seats of Philadelphia delegates in the coming state convention has provoked unfavorable comment from a large proportion of the Democratic press of the state. Most certainly the commit tee had net the slightest authority or right te interfere in the premises. The whole question properly belongs te and in the end must be settled by the convention, and it is nrcttv certain that the dictation of the committee will be warmly resented by the convention. Even the Philadelphia Times, which always exhibits a due caution in the discussion in advance of subjects of this character, ventures te say this much in reference te the pro posed methods by which the temper ary organization of the state convention is te be effected : "The obviously sound rule, when men seek honest ends by hon est means, is te exclude from participa tion in the temporary organization of the conventions all whose scats are contested ; but the abuse of which the rule is capable, clearly calls for seme restraint upon the edventures of faction who can disfranchise any district by formal notice of a contest. If the state cemmittee had desired te deal exact justice te all, it would have provided for such 'formalities in contests as must prevent the inere pretense of claiming seats for the purpose of preventing prop prep prop erly chosen delegates from participating in the pieliminary proceedings of conven tions." Just what formalities would step all etheis than bona fide contests in the Phila delphia Democracy is one of theae things that no fellow could easily find out ; but it is evident that the present practice opens the wildest field for defeated parties t'e disfranchise their successfull competitors until the important work of a convention is performed. Formal notice te the state committee of contests, te be made within a specified period after the election and stat ing under oath the grounds en which they are based, might step seme of the dis putes ; but hew far the sancity of an oath would restrain the average factionist of any party in Philadelphia is net se clear. There is no reason why delegates te politi cal conventions should held their seats by any ether than honest titles, and it would premise well ler the luture el any party that can wisely and justly solve the prob lem. Easily Answered Conundrum. Harri-unre Patriot Until the Lancaster Intelligencek makes better answer te the agumcuts in favor of order, regularity, and parliamen tary usage in the making up of the roll of the state convention, than by simply makiug reference te the "mob law" which prevailed in the organization of the state convention at Pittsburgh in 1878, we shall net waste words in futher disputa tion. But meanwhile we insist en a specific answer by the Intelligencer te the following question : 1. If a majority of the seats in the con vention are contested and the names of all contested delegates are emitted fiem the roll, as the Intelligencer contends should be done, what becomes of your con vention? Can the minority left en the roll organize ? If net, then is net the In telligencer's preposition based en an unsound principle ? 2. Is there no such thing as a prima facie right te a teat in the convention until the committee en centestea seats snau nave disposed of contests ? Face the music, Mr. Intelligencer. Opposition te Appropriations Nothing New iu the Heuse. Washington Every Evening. " Sunset " Cox new and then does some geed with his "smartness." During the debate en Friday en the appropriation for the pay of election deputy marshals there was considerable passionate assertion en the Republican side of the duty of Congress te appropriate money ter the enforcement efanv law declared constitutional by the supreme court. In the course of the dis-. cussien, Mr. Cox made a little speech which gave rise te the following colloquy : Mr. Cox. Dees my friend from Ohie remember the fugitive slave law? Mr. Garfield. Yes, and the Drcd Scott decision tee. Mr. Cox. Would the gentleman have carried out the fugitive slave law by voting money for the slave catchers ? Applause. Answer that question. Answer it any of you. Would you have voted money te have carried out the fugitive slave law after the court declared it te be consti tutional? Applause. Yeu are dumb' Loud laughter. J . Mr. Hawlcy. I have said that no power in the universe would make me vote a dol lar or move a step te execute that law. Mr. Cox. Yeu are only one man en that side, and a very geed one. Laughter. He we find the simple truth about this matter brought out. All men admit that, as a rule, Congress ought te appropriate money for the execution of existing laws, and all men admit that, as a rule, appro priations should be voted without condi tions, and yet the Heuse of Representa tives has again and again refused te make appropriations for objects te which it is opposed. The Republicans caused an extra session rather than vete meney te the array without conditions during the Kansas troubles, just as the Demo crats did later rather than vote an army bill without restricting the use of the troops for political purposes in the Seuth, and the Republicans refused in Andrew Jehnsen's time te appropriate money te pay the salary of a minister te Spain who was obnoxious te them. The fact simply is that, though the rule as we have stated it is admitted, the majority of the Heuse every new and then, under the influence of strong party feeling, makes an exception te it, and it is ridiculous te insist that the attempt te de se is something revolutionary and unprecedented. Mr. Haw ley was frank enough te say that, if he had been in Gengress when the supreme court declared the fugitive slave law con stitutional, he would net hive voted money for its enforcement, and yet his refusal te de se would have been precisely similar te the refusal of some of the Democrats new te vote money for the enforcement of the federal election law which has been de clared constitutional. Yet Mr. Hawley was one of these who denounced the rea sonable compromise which Mr. Garfield offered and the Democrats of the Heuse wisely accepted, dispite the fact that they no mere believe in this decision of the su preme court than Mr. Hawley believes in its decision in the fugitive slave ease. THE PENNSYLVANIA. An Election DeTOld of Dullness. Philadelphia Times. The Pennsylvania railroad company office, en Fourth street, was full of un wonted activity yesterday. Its lower cor ridor, alongside of which are the treasurer's offices, looked like a polling booth en election day. There were the ticket dis tributors, with double handfulls of tickets, regular and independent; the latter, however, far in the minority, se far as workers are concerned, although these having them in charge made up in energy, volubility and persistence much of what they lacked in number. In fact, they were mainly represented by Edward 1. Parker, who openly declared his purpose of forcing himself into a seat in the beard of directors if it took him the remainder of his life. As chief aid and urgent election eerer for the same purpose William E. Lockwood did efficient duty. The voting was done in larjje blocks early in the day. Large stockholders came prepared with the following ticket which was selected for their suffrages by their own cemmittee: Themas A. Scott, Jesiah Bacen, Wistar Merris, Samuel M. Felten, Alexander Biddle, Henry M. Philips, N. Parker Shertridge, D. B. Cummins, Henry D. Welsh, Jehn Price Wetherill, Alexander M. Fex, William L. Elkins and James McMancs. They glanced at the ticket handed them by Mr. Parker, in seme cases listened te his complaints against the existing man agement, but, as a general thing, they brushed awav from his persuasive button holing aud deposited their votes for the regular ticket. Mr. Parker's name was printed Ne. 13 en the list, instead of that of James McManes, formerly one of the city's representatives when it owned stock in the read, and voted for new lest any legal question of the city's right te repre sentation in the control of the read, stock or no stock, should hereafter arise. Mr. Parker had also prepared another ticket, bearing his own name repeated tlm teen times. I he following explana explana tey note appeared at the head of the same : " Being legally advised that certain acts of the directors of the Pennsylvania rail road have place said corporation under the state constitution of 1873, this ticket is voted in accerdance with article 1G, section 4, which provides that "in all olectien3 for directors or managers of a corporation each member or stockholder may cast the whole number or his votes for ene candi date or distribute them upon two or mere candidates." That was the ticket that Mr. Parker and Mr. Lockwood veted, the former te the extent of 230 shares, owned by himself, the latter, it was said, by virtue of proxies of 3,G04 shares owned by English stockhold ers. The first breeze that occurred was aroused by a placard which the regulars had tacked te the treasurer's doers. It read : " Examine your tickets. An imitation of the stockholders' committee ticket has been printed, with the name of Edward T. Parker at the feet." A similar placard, precured at ence by Mr. Parker, read thus : " Edward T. Parker. Vote no imitation ticket, his ticket being printed befere the regular ticket." When he tried te pest this alongside the ether it was tern down. Mr. Parker ro re ro terted by tearing the ethor down. One of the legal advisers of the company was called te warn him, but Mr. Parker did net scare. He said that neithcr or both placards should be shown if he had te an swer for it te a pelice magistrate. The concession was made, but alter .air. Parker had dished out a few mere of the folded papers he became alive te the fact that he was serving the regular tickets. It appeared that seme ostensible sympa thizer, who had made himself very sociable a little while before, had filled Mr. Park er's pockets with the wrong tickets. Hew many votes he thus procured for his oppo nents he does net knew. As the day were en it be came apparent that stockholder were becoming somewhat impressed by Mr. Parkei's arguments. If they did net vote his cumulative ticket they cast that en which he figured as one of the thirteen. Canvassers en the ether side became mere active, and the sccne looked mere than ever like a ward primary, bar ring the better appearance of the canvass ers and electors. A batch of English proxies arrived dur ing the morning, and a rule was sprung en the independent candidate. A by-law was produced forbidding any person te vote the proxies of mere than three stockholders. Thereafter the effort of Mr. Parker and his aids was te procure sympathizers te han dle the proxies also. Although Mr. Barker get mere snubs than premises, yet it was evidence long before the closing of the polls that if his cumulative ballets were counted en the cumulative principle he would make a rather respectable showing. When he made a similar effort a year age he ob tained eight thousand votes en the single vote method of counting. Mr. Parker was net sure that his cumulative ballets would pass the judges as worth mere than a sin sin gle vote, and these officials declined te say what they would de in the premises. When the polls olesed at 6 p. m. the clerks generally had gene home, and only Messrs Parker, Lockwood and a few of then op posing canvassers were left in the treas urer's office. All excepting these detailed te count the vote were invited te leave the building, and the massive doers closed be behind all save the election officers and a squad of district telegraph messeneers. At 7:30 p. m. the messengers were sent out te anneunce the returns, which state that the regular ticket was elected by a vete ranging from 404,275 te 382,652 shares. The elerks refused te name the low candidate or te say hew many votes Edward T. Parker received. Mr. Parker declaics that he will take immediate legal steps te ascertain hew many votes were given him and te settle ether questions which he claims te be in volved in his contest, "They snubbed me when I went there for information," he said, bitterly. " I'll get into that beard yet, and I'll make them sorry that they treated a gentleman in search ef inferma tien as they did me." A dispatch te the Herald says Parker re ceived a vote representing 21,623 shares. IiATKST NEWS BT MAIL. Daniel Dugar, a laborer aged sixty years walked into the river at Auburn, N. Y., and was drowned. He was probably de mented. An incendiary fire in Chatham, Pittsyl vania county, Va., en Monday night, de stroyed ten or twelve stores anl dwellings, causing a less of about $22,000. Twe parties of Indians had a pitched fight near Atoka, Blue River county, in the Indian territory, en Monday. Several were killed and wounded en each side. William F. Bensen, of Otsego county, N. Y., was fatally injured by falling from a railroad car, near Pleasant Valley en Monday night. The body of a man found drowned off Eaten's Neck, L. I., last Saturday, has been identified a3 that of Captain Hansen, commander of the brig Guisborough, wrecked in Leng Island Sound last month. Jasper Watsen, a painter, while at work en the summer cottage of Edward Stock ton, at Ocean Park, N. J., fell from the scaffold and, breaking his neck, was in stantly killed. Themas Kane was shot in Seuth Balti more by William S. Watkins, and died a few minutes after. Watkins alleges that Kane struck Mrs. Watkins, and as seen as he heard it he sought him aud shot him. B. C. Kirk's barn and wagon house at Glen Cove, L. I., with fifty tens of English hay, agricultural implements and three cows, was destroyed by fire yesteiday. Less about $5,000 ; insured for $2,500, Iu Detroit, Michigan, a large brick building in process of erection by the Rus sell car wheel company at the feet of Walker street, was blown down in a heavy wind storm and a dozen workmen were buried in the ruins, two of whom were seriously and fatally injured. As Jehn Hurley was walking across the bridge at Mt Cuba, a station en the Dele- ware Western railroad, he was struck by an engine thrown te one side of the bridge and died at 4:10 o'clock. He resides in Landenbunr. and leaves a wife and six chil dren. Colonel Oscar Leckhcad, commander of the Third regiment of Michigan state militia, and bookkeeper of the Citizens' national bank of Flint, was convicted, yesterday, of falsifying entries in the books of the bank, and sentenced te five years in the heuse of correction at De troit. As Geerge Allisen was returning home from Tishomingo, Indian Territory, where he had purchased a new pistol, he met Jas. Chrisholm and a man named Masher, with whom he was familiarly acquainted. Chris helm asked te see the pistol and upon re ceiving it he cocked it and shot Allisen (lead statu items. Johnny Flinn, three years old, of Titus ville fell into a mill race in that town en Tuesday and was drowned. Henry Whitney, ene of the eldest and most highly respected citizens of Franklin township, Erie county, hauged himself en account of trouble. The Argus reporter has received a letter threatening him with a "complete lay out" if he don't keep "mum " about the three-card mente men aud Easten gam blers. Westmoreland enlisted in the Tilden boom yesterday. Delegates te the state convention were selected by the county committee aud Tildeu instructions given with enthusiasm. The polyglot agitation for the removal of the Wilkesbarre posteffice from its present location has failed te accomplish that, but there is a premise of the letter carrier free delivery system. A sail-beat containing Chafes Weisman and Alexander M. Munn, capsized yester day in the Delaware at the upper end of Petty's Island. Weisman was drowned, but Munu swam until assistunee reached him. A dispatch from La Mcssilla, N. M., re ports the killing of Fred. Nichols, a mail driver, near Aleinan mail station, by a band of Indians, who robbed the mail sacks. Seme of the contents were scat tered along the read. Samncl McCenkey, jr., and Wm. Jack Jack eon, of Tidioute, went out in the weeds hunting, when McCenkey was accidental ly shot and killed by Jacksen. The affair has caused intense excitement, as there are rumors that the sheeting was premedi tated. A few miles back of Dunning, en prop erty belonging te the Lackawanna iron and coal company, there has lived for several years past an old man named Nathan Knox, who suffered from age, rheumatism and torment by the boys. He has shuftled off his troubles with a suici dal rope. Following up their victory at the polls the friends of Tilden elected 18 delegates friendly te him from the Allegheny county Democracy te the Harrisburg convention. In Carben county the Tilden delegates already elected arc said te have great doubts as te the expediency of nominating him in view of the divisions in New Yerk. The stables of the Union passenger rail way company, at Thompson and Norris streets, Philadelphia, as well as a spacious hay left, iu which were stored hay, eats and harness, were destroyed by fire yester day. The building and contents were in sured. There were 278 horses in the sta bles, all of which were rescued with some difficulty. A vein of silver ere has been discevcied somewhere in the neighborhood of Blooms burg. When Pennsylvania people spare attention from ether pursuits, they may discover mines of silver as plentifully as they did the resources of petroleum, when the latter attracted their attention. It is a little singular that a thorough geological survey of the state failed te reveal either petroleum or silver, though we have plenty of both. An engineer en the Lehigh Valley read broke the valve of his steam pipe en Mon day and te save his life couldn't step the shrill screaming that fellewcd. The pro longed whistling caused much commotion among people living along the line of the read and many ran from their houses te ascertain what was the matter. The en gineer pointed te the whistle, which the fireman was vainly endeavoring te fix, but his gestures were net understood. Station men, flagmen, trackmen and ethers had an idea that the engineer was crazy and be gan te predict all sorts of disasters. The engine was run te Sugar Notch and housed and there the fire was drawn. All this time and until the steam was exhausted that insatiable whistle tooted away like mad. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. WIIILDREX'.S BOMB. Colored Children te be Admitted. A meeting the trustees of the Heme for Friendless Children was held last evening at the office af H. R. Fulton, esq. The following named members were present : Dr. Jehn L. Atlec, president ; Maj. C. M. Hewell, secretary ; II. R. Fulton, esq. treasurer ; Dr. Jehn Mcssersmith, Christian Widmyer, Jehn B. Kcvinzki, Henry E. Slaymaker and Gee. M. Kline, esq. After a general discussion a resolution was adopted te accept the previsions of the act of Assembly of April 12, 1875 (re lative te the admission of colored children) and te comply with the requirements of the act as construed by the court in the decision lately rendered. A resolution was also adopted that the trustees meet at the Heme some time in April, the date te be fixed hereafter, and te request the attendancc.efthe lady man agers and judges of the court, with a view te consider the propriety of erecting a sep arate building en the Heme grounds for the accommodation of colored children. The committee appointed at a former meeting of the trustees were urged te take steps te secure the bequest of the late Thaddeus Stevens ; te take the necessary action te secure a char ter for the proposed Stevens home, and for the location and erection of the necessary buildings for said institution. llrldge Accepted. Tim neuntv commissioners report that the new bridge atPeters creek, inspected bv them yesterday was found te be satu- facterily constructed in accerdence with the plans and specifications et the contract, eni was fiini-pfnra fermallv accented at the ' . ;,.097 Tfc i- a liifdi-ten. n....i.riw S3 feet snan. and cresste i. i.f i,ir vuv un j cters urcci wi. ... j -...w Boyd's saw-mill and the Columbia and Deposit railroad bridge. A FINE ESTEKTAINMEIiT. Th Second Coaeert at Franklin and Mar shall College. Last'eveuing the friends and students of Franklin and Marshall college hail a rare treat in listening te a concert gotten up under the supervision of Prof. A. P. Hern, a member of the present senior class, and formerly a student of Palatinate college, located at Myerstown, Lebanon county, where he took a full course and graduated uudcr the efficient instruction of Miss Adams, who is new pursuing her studies in Bosten in the New England conservatory. During the year and a half that Prof. A. P. Hern has been teaching instrumental music, quite a number of the students availed themselves of the opportunity which has thrown a new life into our midst as a diversion from the prosaic classics and the set sciences. When the hour arrived for the perform ance te begin, every available seat was oc cupied, while standing room was gladly resorted te by an appreciative audience. Following was the pregramme of the even ing: Martin. Fantasia Is:iac Mcltet. l'cri Waltzes, (duet) Field, Kennard and W. I!. Sheibley Vecal Sole " Let me rest where loved ones nie sleeping" II. Clay Eschbach. iiCTinnn i rmumnai .Marcn a. Hern . Hern Lucia 1)1 Lamiuenuoer A. and Field Kennanl. Music Spell W. J. Kershner. N'atulien Waltzes A. 1. Hern and Isaac Jlc Jlc Hee. The performers acquitted themselves well, doing full justice te their pieces, which reflected great merit en their in structer. Throughout the entire pro pre gramme the audience manifested their ap preciation by marked attention aud fre quent applause, expressing their wish of many mere such entertaining evenings in Franklin and 3Iarshall college. Salisbury f enrs. Iaac Kaffreth has sold his crop of one acre of tobacco te Jonas Eby fer23J, 10 and 5. Mr. Kaffreth has again wen the belt for line tobacco iu this locality, hav ing received the highest price paid iu this immediate neighborhood, aud as he was called the bes tobacco farmer one year age, is by this sale still entitled te be classed as the Bess. The public reads of Salisbury are being sold te the lowest bidders, te be kept in order by them for next three years ; they are selling for less than they did three years age. Salisbury having a special read law passed in 18 03, the reads therefore are made by contractors instead of by supervisors as in ether townships. M. C. L. Fisher lest a valuable horse a few days age. He had been te Lancaster with a lead of tobacco. When he returned home he discovered that ene of his horses was unwell and next morning found him dead iu the stable. The less was placed at $200, as the animal was a very fine one. Mr. Samuel Kurtz, of Ashland, Ohie (formerly of Lcaceck township), has just returned from Philadelphia, where he disposed of nine head of horses, brought from Ohie, for the sum of $2,545 or $2S3 per head. Our genial friend Solemon Martin took unto himself a helpmate (Miss Spotts) en Thursday last. They have" everybody's geed wishes. Mr. Isaac Scldemridge, of East Earl township, aged 78 years, was struck with apoplexy en Sunday and very little hope of his recovery is entertained. Mount Jey Items. The family of Jehn Wollcge, who lately attempted te kill his wife, are in destitute circumstances. Addison Miller, the young man who was struck by an engine while en horseback seme days since, is slowly improving. The new Catholic church is nearly com plcted. The old Evangelical church, corner of Faiihaven and Denegal streets, will he razed and a new and stately edifice erected in its stead. Quite a number of flittings are taking; place. James Montgomery has purchased the Phejnix saloon, 444, formerly occupied by A. B. Culp and later by Jno. Mebl. The funeral of Christian Buehl, which took place en Sunday, was very largely attended. The services were cenducted in German at the request of deceased. Our gas cempauy deserve credit for the very superior article they manufacture. Among Hymen's doings for the week is Charles DiereIFs "obituary" te a fair maiden of the City of Brotherly Leve. A number of Lancaster young folks ten dered Miss Riley Summy a surprise party en Monday evening. Charles Dieroff will open a new beet and shoe store at the residence formerly occupied by Henry Shelly, next deer te Perkins's millinery bazaar. II. G. Hergclreth has purchased a store and residence from Stephen Pinkcrten. Our citizens ene and all agree that a watchman should be employed at the East Main street creising. What has the P. R. R. te say? Our streets are in horrible condition. The public schools are well attended. Washington ISoreugh Items. On Tuesday evening a surprise party was given te Dr. Delmer Doduen, dentist, consisting of 35 persons. The occasion was a giand success, and all who partici pated in it enjoyed themselves. Vecal and instrumental music were features of the evening. The table groaned under the weight of cakes and ether refreshments. The doctor will leave us te enter en his profession at Prospect, Yerk county, but will be ever ene day during the week te attend te his calling. Miss Helen Welk, daughter of Jacob and Careline Welk, died en Tuesday after noon, after a long illness. She was an estimable young lady, taken from earth at an early age. Her funeral will take place from her parents residence en Thursday at 2 o'clock. Messrs. Scefiekl, Fishcl, Dielas & Sunter have purchased two timber rafts and this morning the whistle soundest, which leeks like business again. The firm arc live men, and we expect them te have a geed run of trade during the present season. Seme ten car leads of manure have ar rived from Philadelphia for different to bacco farms. stock Sa, J. B. Leng, real estate agent, sold, te-day at private sale, ten shares of Lancaster and Millersville street-car stoek at $20 per share. m K I a. m I n n ?!l L