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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER MONDAY, MAY 10, 1880.
Lancaster intelligencer. MONDAY EVENING. MAY 10, 1880. A Sinking Ship. The unseawerthiness of the Grant beat is being signally illustrated in these days in the old-fashioned way by the rats that are leaving the sinking ship. There is that old nit McManes, of Phila delphia, for instance te get near home with an illustration and that young rat Bunn, and plenty ether of the vermin that are making themselves conspicuous just new in opposition te Grant. Mr. Bunn gees back te the supper the city gave the boys at the Grant reception and at which, and the company assembled the distinguished guest turned up his nose, fresh from sniffing the royal air of Europe and the East. The Bunnies of Philadelphia didn't like the treatment, but still the Philadelphia delegates te the state convention went in for Grant and the unit rule, because it then still seem" ed the strong card. They, at least, did net see their way clear te show their teeth. New they de. They see the ship going down ,and they are gleefully in haste te quit it. Mr. McManes has been quite distinguished for the rapidity of his growth in anti-Grantisin. lie was at the Harrisburg convention, but he said noth ing against Grant there, because of his friendship for Cameren and because it was none of his business, because he wasn't a delegate. Se he say:;. But as he says he is still a friend of Cameren, and as he ought net te have been at Harrisburg if he had no business there and did net even take se much interest in the party success as te express his opinion against the policy of nominating Grant which he even then strongly held he says it is obvious that his reasons for his acquiescence at that time and for his kicking new are a little fishy. At pres ent he is animated, he says, by a high idea of his duty te his party, whose delegate he is te Chicago. But he has been its delegate ever since Harrisburg and has been very quiet until lately ; and new his tongue gets looser every day. A few days age he was still non-committal ; he hardly thought Grant would be a candidate ; but in the little time intervening light has broken strongly upon him and the weight of his duty has become se extreme that he cries aloud against Grant. Meanwhile there are all sorts of ideas current as te what the fair Donald is going te de about it. As we foretold at the time of the Harrisburg convention, the time has come when he has te decide te fellow the Blaine Hag or have his fol lowers leave him. Te keep his place at the head of his forces he must go the way the column wants te march. It is net the way Donald is used te de. It would be mere in his father's line. There is no doubt as te what Simen would de in the emergency; but whether Den has the suppleness te get ever te the ether side in the big hurry that is necessary, or whether in fact he cares se much for the shadow, when the substance of his power is gene is the question. m m (Irani. It is net doing full justice te the poten tial politicians of the Republican party who espouse the cause of Grant te as sume that they have no higher interest in his third term candidacy than their bepes of securing mere inlluence under such an administration as his would be than under that of any of his competi tors. Ne doubt Grant suits Conkling and Cameren and Legan better than any ether candidate, but they are all astute politicians, who de net, at least, want te see their party led te defeat and who could easily make terms with any of the ether candidates te get a fair consideration for support of one of them. It is net te be assumed therefore that they are for Grant, because they believe him te be the weakest candidate their party could devise, as the anti-third termers argue. On the contrary many of them fervently believe that Grant is the only man whom they can elect, if indeed they can elect anybody. It is very evident that te win this fall the Republicans must net only held their own vote solid, but they must also get a great many votes which they did net get in 1S70. Cameren's argu ment, strengthened by his experience of the Buckalew-Hartranft campaign, is that the Republicans will vote for any candidate their convention puts up, and that the opposition te Grant new, no fiercer than it was in 1S72, will be stamp ed out and rftade as ineffective as i't was then. As te the winning of Democratic votes for their nominee they profess te be able te de for Grant what no ether candidate's friends claim, viz : te make a break in the solid Democratic Seuth, and te secure a certain class of Demo cratic votes for Grant in all the ether states. Moreover, they point te Grant's com petitors and te some fatal weakness in the armor of each one which Democratic lances will pierce and thus discomfit the party hosts. Sherman is a low trickster who has enriched himself by office-holding ; his Louisiana record was one of the most shameful things in our politi cal history; his course en finance shows him te be a wavering, in consistent, demagogical publicist ; and his abuse of the civil service te aid his own nomination is notorious. Blaine has the ineffaceable odor of the lobby and legislative jobbery about his clothes people at Washington, in a position te knew, say that there is an accumulation of evidence against him which will blast his name, as seen as it is inscribed en his party's banner, and even "Vm. H. Kem ble is said te still have that $5,000 check which the Harrisburg Telegraph said he exhibited at Cincinnati in 187G as proof of the venality of Blaine and of the exact price of his political integrity. Wask burne is simply a legatee of Grant's for tunes, a retainer in waiting for his old shoes. Garfield's Credit Mebilier and De Golyer pavement record would be a kill ing frost te the incipient buds of further political promotion. Edmunds's course en the electoral commission would prevent him from gaining any Democratic sup port, and se en te the end of the list. The elder Cameren recently expressed jthe opinion that if his party could net elect Grant it could elect nobody, and from his standpoint it must be conceded that he is honest in this belief. He has lad geed reason te despise the opposition of the sentimental element of his party and te contemn the " d d literary fel lers " who write against a third term and yet who, he knows, will vote for Grant if nominated. Everything new waits for Illinois. If it should fail Grant the scheme te nomi nate him may be abandoned. But if it be carried for him it may be sately as sumed that Cameren, Conkling and Le gan, with all the power of their three great states, will press his cause and will conscript into it all the straggling poli ticians of their party. Nearly a week has passed since the Xew .Era, a Republican paper published by Lawyer Warfel, renewed its charge that certain " outrageous proceedings of Sunday, which shocked and terrified peaceable citizens in the vicinity of ' bheny Park,' are the natural fruits of the prostitution of the machinery of jus tice through the agency of the district attorney's office. ih' tin failure f the court te take cixjnizann of tin ilisijraafid fact ;" and at the same time the Era en dorsed the Times' view of the case, that Judge Patterson was ' oblivious te the startling evidence given te his court, clearly proving the prostitution of jus tice te low political ends and by the olli elli cers of its own tribunal," and that Judge Livingston has no right te complain " if very many of the honest people of the county shall be slew te forget that poli tics can mock the law and that potential criminals can defy the courts." Though occasion has since offered, neither Judge Livingston nor Judge Patterson has called Lawyer Warfel into court te show cause why he should net be disbarred for a rellectien of the same order as they have disbarred the publish ers of the IXTKLLKiEXc-Ei: for making. Judge Livingston concurred in that opinion, though he is understood te doubt the wisdom and propriety of it. Nevertheless, in consistency he has no right te make fish of a Republican pub lisher and Uesh et a Democratic publish er. We understand that he plumes him self en having privately snubbed Lawyer Warfel for the criticism of his paper en the court's integrity. Why docs he hes itate te publicly proceed against him ? His failure te de se only points the Ix Ix TELLieicxcisn's original criticism about the different law which prevails here when " all the parties implicated are Re publicans."' Judge Patterson has shown his liner discrimination by fining a Heg Ring lawyer$10 for a contempt of court and by passing unnoticed an aggravation of the same contempt by a Bull Ring layman. Eight convicts are te be sent from Harrisburg te the Eastern penitentiary this week. Jehn Minnich gets a year be cause he swore lie had no wife when he had. Henry Remich stele a watch and a pistol ; a year for him. Themas John John Jehn eon went through a trunk and gets twelve months. Mary Mitchell dealt in stolen meat and get a year. Jehn Neid niiiii for the same offense is penned in the penitentiary for two years. Frank Sha del, for stealing watches and clothing, is te be immured for two years and a day. Geerge Brooks stele a watch and will have a year te repent. Jehn Mount., " a very bad boy, and leader of a gang of boys as bad as himself," will take a fresh start in the world from tne house of refuge. Kemble and his associates who tried te bribe a Legislature te plunder a com monwealth, are pardoned and ride te home and freedom in a palace car. The ten commandments are net in force against the rich and potential in Pennsylvania politics. a. By their utter silence and lack of ex planation the beard of prison inspectors of last year admit the charges of this journal, that gross fraud or negligence has prevailed in their book-keeping, and that by a falsification of figures the court and the public have been made te believe that the prison cost about $12,000 less last year than its actual expenses were. The Bull Ring organ makes no defense for its people; the Heg Ring organ offers no explanation nor apology, though it does net join with our condemnation of such book-keeping. The Era's publisher has had a file of the annual reports for nearly a week te confirm the evidence we have already published of the fraudulent report. Why is it silent ? Has there been a bargain te suppress thisdike that which suppressed the fact proved in a recent investigation that the court's sentence te separate and solitary confinement is ignored by the keeper ? Have the keep er and the inspectors agreed te set aside the court's decree in certain instances 1J Xet Cured Yet. Daniel Conrey, the Erie man who was driven te ravine: madness ever the fifteen game, and who returned from Dixmont asylum last week, had another attack yes terday morning while in the cathedral. The solemnities of high mass were dis turbed by Conrey dinging his hat high above the bishop's throne and exclaiming that he was Daniel in the lien's den. The excitement spread from end te end of the large edifice, and the peer fellow was get out and taken home. He will probably be sent back te Dixmont. "3Iy Maryland." The Maiylaud delegates te Chicago stand thus : Fer Grant Crcswcll, Wea ver, West, Brown, Miller and Teme C ; for Sherman Gary, Harris, Heeper, Lown des, Crane and Buhrman 0 ; for Blaine Westcott, Mallalicu, Jehnsen and Belt i. Westcott and Mallalicu are strongly fcr Blaine all the time, and as te the Sherman and ether delegates, in a contin gency 14 votes for Grant may be relied upon and Sherman can get the 14 if it is found that he is available. An Outrage in Pern. A private letter received in Allegheny City , from Arcquipa, Peru, March 30th, reports that before the Chilian descent en Mollendo, James Campbell, of this state, a young railroad employee, get all the mov able machinery and engines back into the country and buried the ether machinery. Being captured by the Chilians and refus ing te tell where he had buried the ma chinery, he was treated with great cruelty, taken te Ansenda, ledged in jail, tried and sentenced te be shot. It was net believed. however, that the sentence would be ex- I ecuted. I MOTOR TOPICS. It is notable that while the Republican senators are generally for Giant, the Dem ocratic senators are against Tildcn with even greater unanimity. It is of course a third termer who writes from Washington that the talk among the Republicans whether Blaine, Sherman, Edmunds or Washburne men is that the recent anti-third term convention at St. Leuis wns a Jiasce in all respects, and ut terly failed te make any impresMjn upon the country. Mis. Waickel continues te expose him self te the penalties for contempt of court by allowing his editor of the JVbw Era te publish such incendiary paragraphs as this : 'The needy and often ignorant wretch who is detected in stealing a horse gets anything from one te ten years in the jail, but the educated man of position, intelligence and wealth, who tries te get away with four millions, is restricted te a four days' im prisonment.'' MAY Mllt.M-LUS. It' I h;ul u bit of thu rainbow, It I had a dash of .snow. If I Imtl the rare.-.' fragrance That blossoms ever knew. If I hail an emerald jewel : And all were put together It would net be an apple bough Illoeinin in May weather. Ifl had a Hake of the sunset Frem a tropic zone. If I had a sapphire richer Than man has ever known. It 1 had a strain of n.iisie Tuned te the. Slav weather It would net be a bird and his mate Siiifiin-; sweet together. Mrs. M. F. Jlutl.1, in May Wide Aweke. Til kick is a story floating around which cannot be traced back te an Ohie man, that Hayes does net want Postmaster Gen eral Key te leave the cabinet until he knows definitely whether Secretary Sher man is going te receive the Republican nomination at Chicago. If Mr. Sherman carries off the honors then there will be another vacancy in the cabinet, as Mr. Sherman could net with propriety remain secretary of the treasury after becoming the nominee. R. B. II. would then have two positions te fill, and the selections would undoubtedly be made with a view te locality and influence upon the forth ferth c lining contest. J. W. Fic.vziKn, the pestiferous president maker en paper has new figured it out that "the Republican ticket will be Hamil ton Fish, of New Yerk, for president, and Jehn Sherman, of Ohie, for vice president. Against this ticket the Democrats are pretty certain te nominate Samuel J. Ran dall for president and Jehn M. Palmer, of Illinois, for vice president. " All this is within the range of possibility but Frazier's prediction makes it doubtful, since he rare ly foretells anything,hewevcr likely, that it docs net fail. A blind hog does sometimes find anacern,and Frazier has these reasons for the faith that is in him : " Speaker Ran dall's best grip en the popular mind is his clean hands and his well-earned record for economy in the public service, and Pal. nier's strength is in his patriotic services te his country and in his representing the conservative element or both parties. Ran dall and Palmer is a reproduction of that popular ticket which defeated General Dix for Governer of New Yerk in 1874 by 50,000 majority civilian Tildeu Democrat General Dershcimcr,LiberalHcpublicau and soldier. All the Democratic. statesmen in the nation arc combining te defeat Mr. Tilden ; they will doubtless succeed in preventing his nomination, but they can not prevent Mr. Tildcn from determining who the nominee of the Cincinnati con vention shall be, and as the popular senti ment is strengely in favor of integrity and economy in public life, and as Samuel J. Randall is the embodiment of these princi ples, he is most likely te be the Democratic choice for leader in the campaign of this year." FEBSONALi. Axx.v Dickixsex is te write her recol lections of notable scenes and characters in book form. Hen. Joux B. Steicm, the cx-ceiigress. man, is a local M. E. preacher, and in the absence of his pastor recently occupied the pulpit te the satisfaction of the con gregation. Mr. J. LewniE Bell has been appoint ed general traffic manager of the Philadel phia and Reading railroad, in addition te his duties as general freight agent, and will hereafter have charge of the question of rates upon coal as well as general mer chandise. Senater Paddock, of Nebraska, is in a letter for Grant because he thinks trip around the world has greatly proved him and he will de mere for out his inv - the little state of Nebraska than any ether candidate. M. ViEUXTKiirs, the violinist, has had an unpleasant experience while traveling Algeria. He was riding in an open car riage, when au Arab, for no assignable reason, threw a large stone at his head, giving him a severe wound. The eldest practicing -lawyer in the United States, and probably in the world, is the Hen. Joux A. Cutiiiieict, of Mobile, Ala., who is ninety-one years old and is still engaged in the active discharge of his pro fessional duties. Be was an officer of the war of 1812. Neilsex confesses that she is te be mar ried shortly after the close of her present engagement, and declares that it is positive ly her farewell te the American stage. She will play a farewell engagement next fall in Londen and the British provinces. The name of the happy man is net disclosed. Ficed Douglass's wife is a full-blooded negress and she has never learned te read or write. He engaged himself te her while in bondage, she being a free negress of the same neighborhood, and after his escape a sentiment of honor led him back te marry her. He seems greatly attached te her. Beacexsfield is quoted as making a cautious and practical answer te an illus trious lady who when English relations with Russia were in a dangerous state of tension, asked him at dinner : " What are you waiting for?" "I am waiting for mutton and potatoes," said the astute premier. A Republican newsmonger writes from Washington that there has been of late considerable quiet work going en in the in terest of Judge Field, as the Democratic candidate for the presidency. It is asserted by the Democrats hostile te his nomination that considerable money has been spent in dining and wining members of Congress in order te start a Field "boom" Quite a number of Southern men are mentioned as favoring Mr. Field's nomination, the most prominent being Senater Gorden, of Georgia, and these gentlemen are reported as being confident that he would be the most popular nominee the Democratic con vention could place before the country. The voting for the geld-headed cane te be presented te the most popular candi date for president, at the Hahnemann hospital fair, in New Yerk, closed as fol fel lows : Bayard 103, Grant 131, Blaine 73, Edmunds 17, Sherman 5, Jewett 0, Tilden 3, J. S. Phelps 11, Seymour 2, E. B. Wash bureo 3 se Mr. Bayaicd will receive the cane and the honor of being "up head." If Gen. Grant receives the nomination at Chicago, the friends of Secretary Scucicz say he will immediately retire from the cabinet and relieve Hayes from any em barrassment, by having in the cabiuct a person who is against the nominee of the Republican party. There are Republicans who believe that Mr. Schurz had better be collecting his things together preparatory te removal. Gkeuce Eliet's new husband is Walter Cress, of Wcybridgc, Suricy. He is or was a mei chant and the representative in Louden of the American banking house of Brown, Shipley & Ce. The papers which recently depicted this bride of 02 as plunged in gri.ef at the death of her late consort, Geerge Henry Lewes, pro nounced her marriage after seventeen months widowhood as pressing the pre rogatives of genius tee far. But if society tolerated her living with Lewes without a ceremony, it will endure her taking a new Cress after her sorrow has had nearly a year and a-half te be assuaged. William II. Vandkkiult avIie recently sailed for Europe with his wife, a son and a daugh'cr, en beard the steamer Britan nic, of the White Star line, expect te be absent about six months. Should he re main away se long, it will be the most ex tended trip he has ever made te Europe. His son, Win. K. Vanderbilt, second vice president of the New Yerk Central and Hudsen River railroad company, will act as president during his father's absence. Last year Mr. Vandcrbilt made a trip te Europe occupying just 28 days from the the time of his sailing until his return. In 1878 he made a trip also, in April, and was gene 42 days, and in May, 1877, he went te Europe, and was back in New Yerk in 20 davs from the date of his sailing. DELEGATES TO CHICAGO. The Xeiv Yerk Tribune's View of the .Sif uaiien. Saturday's Tribune. Six hundred of the 75G delegates who will compose the Chicago convention have been elected. They come from twenty eight states and six territories. Ten states and three territories are still te elect. Of these GOO delegates the Tribune, after a most careful examination of the conflicting claims of the partisans of the various can dates, assigns 241 te Senater Blaine, 224 te General Grant, 1)1 te Secretary Sherman, 31 te Senater Edmunds, and 13 te the Hen. E. B. Washburne. This gives no candi date a majority of the convention, 379 votes. Mr. Blaine lacks 138 votes, Gen eral Grant 135, Secretary Sherman 288. and Mr. Edmunds, 3UG. In making this estimate the Tribune assigns te Mr. Blaine only 14 of the New Yerk delegates and 23 of the Pennsylvania delegates, although the Blaine club at Washington claim 22 of the former and 2S of the latter. The esti mate is made en the supposition that the Chicago convention will decide that the unit rule cannot be enforced, in accordance with unvarying precedent. When the question came up in the Cincin nati convention of 187G, Chairman Mc Mc Phcrsen decided that each and every mem ber had the right te vote his sentiments in the convention. An appeal was taken from the ruling anil the convention sustained the chair by a vote of 305 te 339. During the debate, the Hen. Eugene Hale called attention te the fact that the same question arose in the convention which nominated Grant in 18G8, and was decided in the same way by an overwhelming majority. The Blaine and Sherman estimates are made by the Washington clubs of these candidates, and the Grant estimate is made by the Hen. A. M. Clapp, editor of the Grant newspaper at Washington. The Sherman estimate is given en him only. The states which arc still te elect dele gates arc Nevada en May 11, Flerida, Michigan and West Virginia en May 12, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota en May 19, Alabama en May, 20, Louisiana en May 24, and Colerado en May 25. They will elect 140 delegates. There arc four te be elected in Massachusetts and six from the territories. Of these states, Michigan, Colerado, West Virginia, Nebraska, Nevada and Minnesota are counted as certain for Blaine, giving him GO mere votes, carrying his total up te 281. Grant hopes for the solid delega tions of Flerida and Alabama 28 votes but he is sure of only a portion of Louis iana's 1G votes, and a portion only of Illinois's 42. There is the best reason also for thinking that Alabama and Fler ida will both be divided. Neverthe less, giving him all the votes of these four states, Alabama 20, Flerida 8, Loui siana 1G, and Illinois 42, he will get only 8G votes, bringing his total up te 310, or G9 less than a majority. Instead of these going solid for Grant, however, it is new quite likely that Blaine will get enough of them te bring his vote up te above 300, with a corresponding reduction en Grant's vote below 300. STATE ITEMS. The eleventh annual reunion of the so ciety of the Ninth Pennsylvania Veteran cavalry will be held in Harrisburg en Thursday, June 3d, 1880. Rev. Neviu Woodside, of Pittsburgh, en trial before the Northern presbytery in New Yerk en charges of immorality and lying, was suspended en Saturday. He will appeal te the synod. The funeral of James Dicksen, the father of Themas Dicksen, president of the Delaware and Hudsen canal com pany, took place at Carbondale yesterday in the presence of about five thousand per sons. Residents of New Hanover township, Montgomery county, are greatly excited ever the mysterious and prolonged ab sence et an ei!ilit-year-eld daughter of Benjamin M. Yest, who disappeared sev eral days age. A Philadelphia company has purchased $70,000 worth of land en Duquesne Heights, Pittsburgh, and intends erecting five hundred comfortable dwellings upon it te give the denizens of the Smoky city a taste of real home comfort. Near Scranton, en Friday, a prize fight was fought between Dave Richards and Themas Themas. After twenty-seven rounds the fight was declared a draw. A very large audience, among which were several policemen and members of the Scranton city councils witnessed the fight, but no arrests were made. The following speakers have been se cured for the tariff picnic at Beaver, en June etu : lien. James G. Blaine, Gov. Heyt, Hen. James H. Hepkins, James A. Garfield, Hen. Samuel J. Randall, Gov. Fester, of Ohie ; Hen. W. S. Shallenberger, Jame. E. Emer Emer eon, and many ethers of national reputa- tien tee numerous te mention. There will be some queer tariff talk from that medeljr of protectionists, revisionists, moderate tariff men and freetraders. C1UML' AXD ITS COXSEQUEXCES. Tue Dally Budget of Criminal Tragedies. Amer Smith, an old and prominent citi zen of Westford, N. Y., hanged himself in his barn. Pecuniary losses were the cause. The jail at Crockett, Texas, was fired by ene of the inmates, and Jehn Walker, one of the prisoners, is believed te have per ished. A negre, who feloniously assaulted and killed a woman, near Fairview, Ivy., en Friday, was taken from a guard ai d lynched. Jeseph Kletz, recently employed by a New 1'erk firm, committed suicide by hanging in the weeds near Hartferd, Conn. Pecuniary and domestic troubles are assigned as the cause. Jehn Caldwell, aged GO years and living at 719 Seuth Eleventh street, Philadelphia, who has been deranged since the death of his wife, a year age, badly cut and gashed his threat and abdomen with a razor. He was taken te the hospital and will die. The jury at Williampert in the case of Catharine Miller and Gee. Smith, indicted for the murder of Andrew Miller, en the night of the 18th of March last, near Jersey Shere, has found them guilty of murder in the first degree. James Tobin, a boss stevedore in Chi cago, went home drunk en Saturday night, turned his family out of doers in a violent thunder storm, and beat his seventeen-year old daughter Mary te death, because she did net obey an unreasonable order. Daniel Lylc, colored, his wife mid another woman named Tally, all crazed by religious excitement, have been ledged in jail, at Clarksville. Ky. Lyle killed two of his children, aged respectively three and five years, under the impression that he was Hered. A farmer, named Townsend, living near Geneva, N. Y., received a telegram from Trey, Michigan, stating that the remains of his brother-in-law, Beckett, would be shipped thence, and notifying him te meet it. The corpse arrived in due time, and with a letter warning the relatives net te open the coffin as Beckett had died of a very contagious disease. Mrs. Townsend, however, insisted en seeing the body, when it was found te have a deep gash en the forehead. It is believed that Beckett, who was intemperate, was murdered in a drunken brawl. LATEST NEWS Bx" MAIL.. The evening Tribune, of Minneapolis, changes te a morning paper te-morrow. The Ottawa dispatch says that steel im ported for use in the manufacture of skates lias been placed en the free list. Seventeen employees of a lumber mill at Bridgcwater, N. S., arc seriously poisoned by some moxieus substance in their feed. A beat containing two or mere persons capsized oil' West Bay, Parrcsboreugh, N. S., en Saturday, and the occupants were drowned. Dr. Chesley Martin, a leading physician and prominent Masen, died suddenly at Chatham, Va., en Saturday, of paralysif. lie was buried with Maseic honors yester day, the attendance being very large. The demand for residences at Newport is unusually large, and as a consequence there is a considerable advance in rentals. While a majority of the cottages bring en the average about $2,250, prices have run this spring from $1,000 te 65,000. The action of the four New Yerk Re publican state senators who are delegates te the national convention in publicly an nouncing that they will disregard instruc tions has brought out half a dozen mere delegates, in various parts of the state, who say they shall pursue a like course. Base ball en Saturday : At Hanover, N. H. Dartmouth, 13 ; Harvard, 5. Prince ton Princeton, 10 ; Brown University, 2. Washington Albany, G ; National, 4. Worcester Worcester, 10 ; Providence. 8. Bosten Tiey 7; Bosten, 0. Chicago Cin cinnati, G ; Chicago, 2. The plan of a Georgia couple te elope was discovered by the girl's lather ; but they did net knew it until after riding a while in a close carriage that was te have conveyed them te a clergyman, they alight ed at her own home, aud the driver re vealed himself as the stern parent in dis guise. The purchase of the Cleveland Herald by Jehn D. Rockafellew and ether wealthy capitalists indicates that the friends of Jehn Sherman intend te grease the ma chine aud put new vigor into his boom. Mr. Rockafellew is president of the Stand ard oil company and is the reputed posses sor of untold wealth. When the Texas express train en the St. Leuis, Iren Mountain and Southern rail road was 1 J miles this side of Bismarck, and about 70 miles from St. Leuis, it ran into a washout. The locomotive was wrecked and Engineer Charles McPherson and Fireman Nicholas A. Sterrs were in stantly killed. KIKE. A Kecerd et Destructive Conflagrations. The stables of the Lehigh and Wilkes barre coal company, at Wanamie, were destroyed br fire yesterday with 21 mules. The Queen's Lake ice house, in St. Clair county, Me., was consumed by lighting en Saturday night. The less is stated at $45,000. A fire at Kinderhook, N. Y., en Satur day night, destroyed ten or eleven build ings, including the posteffico and two hotels. Less, $40,000. Huse, Loomis & Ge's extensive ice houses en the river front at St Leuis, were burned yesterday morning in a tremendous thun der storm. Over 10,000 tens of ice were consumed. The less is estimated at about $50,000. Twe wooden buildings in Danville, Va., one occupied for the storage of tobecco, and the ether as a grocery and liquor store, were destroyed before daylight yes terday morning by an incendiary lire. Samuel J. Croxten, who slept in the tobac co warehouse, lest his life, and Jehn Dee?, a fireman, perished in attempting te save him. Over 220,000 pounds of leaf tobacco were consumed. Yesterday aftcrnean, a gas explosion in a stove, in the dwelling of Justice Clinc, in Rexferd, 11 miles southeast of Bradford, set the house en fire. The flames spread among the frame structures in the village until 80 buildings were in ashes, including the principal hotels and stores, and the Kendall ' and Eldridge railroad station. Forty derricks, the pump station of the United pump lines, and two tanks con taining together ever 30,000 gallons of oil, were also burned. A large force of men was set at work constructing a dam te pre vent the burning oil from running down the valley and setting fire te three ether tanks containing each 25,000 gallons of oil. A fire in Allegheny City, Pa., last even ing, which started in the stable of Keifer. Stcifel & Ce.'s tannery en Allegheny ave nue, destroyed that tannery, Witlack's tannery and twenty-eight ether buildings, slaughter houses, stables and dwellings oil Valey, High and Filbert streets. The lo le cality being situated between two hills, it was almost impossible for the firemen te get at the flames until they had nearly done their worst. The less en property is estimated at $125,000. About twenty peer families are homeless, escaping with noth ing but the clothing they had en. It was rumored that a young girl perished in the flames. The fire is supposed te have been started by two boys who were playing in the stable. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. MOUNT JOV ITEMS. Frem Our Regular Correspondent, Ou Saturday Captain Jacob K. Walt man died suddenly from the effects of a hemorrhage at the home of his brother in Yerk, in the 54th year of his age. He was born in Mount Jey, and at an early age learned the trade of cabinet-making, which he followed for some time. When the war broke out he was commissioned captain, and commanded company U of 15th regiment, a body of infantry who re sponded te the three months' call. After ward he served as commander of company G of the 9th Pennsalvania cavalry. He was the recipient of a heavy geld-headed cane which bears the inscription of the numerous battles in which he participated. The deceased was well known in this sec tion of the state, and for a while was en gaged at photographing at Lancaster and later at Harrisburg. The funeral services will be held in the M. E. church this (Monday) afternoon. Interment in the Eberle cemetery with the honors of war by the few of his company who survive him. Abraham Lengcueckcr, father of I. S. Lengeneckcr, of this borough, breathed his last at his home near Campbcllstewn, Dauphin county, en Saturday morning, aged about 75 years. Five years age Mr. L. was stricken with apoplexy, and grad ually growing mere aud mere impaired, both mentally and physically, it resulted in his total blindness several years before his demise. He was twice married and a wife and six children survive him. A curious egg that was laid by a com mon hen may be seen at D. II. Eugle's, West Maiu street. Within a thin shell which is partly broken, whose longest cir cumference is nine inches and shortest seven and a half, is an ordinary sized egg with shell and all complete ; also the yolk and white of another egg. It is a rare freak of nature and well worth a leek. We have often heard of the common land turtle reaching the age of a hundred years, but yesterday it was our privilege te sec one which has wandered about for mere than fifty years. In a leisure mo ment, fifty years age, when Jehn M. Hies tand was a young man of twenty years, he carved the initials " J. II.," and the date " 1830 " en the shell of one, which he chanced te pick up en a tract of woodland adjoining the place where he was born. On visiting this tract, which he still owns, one day last week he was amazed te find the turtle bearing the above inscription partly obliterated still en its tramp : He has the turtle at his residence, West Marien and it is evidently discontented, for it has net eaten a bite since at its new home. COVKT JUA1&TEK SESSIONS. Adjourned April Term. At 10 o'clock this morning the adjourned April term et quarter sessions court began with Judge Patterson presiding. The first case attached was that of cem'th vs. Harriet Bedy, colored, of this city, charged with felonious assault and battery. Henry E. Leman was the party assaulted, and the evidence showed that en April 23d he was en his way from his residence en Duke street te his rifle works en East James street. When near the corner of Christian and James streets, a deg belonging te the defendant, who was leading ashes, began lighting with Mr. Lemau's deg. Mr. Leman asked the defendant for her shovel and with it he parted the dogs. The de fendant's deg ran under the wagon and Mr. Leman followed him ; Mr. Leman thcu returned the shovel te the defendant, who struck him in the face with the it, cutting him se badly that it was necessary te have the wound dressed by Dr. Reed. The defense was that after Mr. Leman had parted the dogs he followed the one belonging te the defendant and struck at him with the shovel. When the defend ant saw that she told him te step and at tempted te take the shovel : Mr. Leman held en te the blade end of the shovel, and in the struggle between them te get pos session of it Mr. Leman had his face cut. The defendant admitted having struck the prosecutor with her fist. A number of witnesses testified te the defendant's geed character for peace. Jeseph H. Sides plead guilty te a charge of fornication and bastardy with Martha Minker, of Martic township, and received the usual sentence. In a casc'ef seduction against the same defendant a verdict of net guilty was taken for want of evidence. Charter Granted. A charter was granted te the Colored Men's AVerking Association of this city. XEIGUJIOKIIOOD XE1VS. Events Acress the County Line. Reading is discussing a $4,500 soldiers' monument te be put up in Penn Square. The Brown baseball club of Yerk has disbanded. The heisting apparatus of Mesclin fur nace, Berks county, was burned en Satur day. Less, $2,500. Heward K. Fisher, a popular Reading fireman, has died after seven years' suffer ing from lung disease. The Wilmington and Northern railroad company have just placed a new locomo tive en their railroad te accommodate their increased freight traffic. Peter Handwerk, as aged and much re spected citizen of Springfield, Berks coun ty, aged 77, died last Friday night about 10 o'clock. Dr. S. B. Suavely prenunced it a case of apoplexy. Themas Ben, a colored man, died in West Cain township, Chester county, en last Wednesday, aged 81 years. He passed much of his time in the employ of the Perdue family. Judge Futhey, of West Chester, sug gests that the name of "Green Tree" station en the Pennsylvania railroad be changed te " DufTryn M.iwr." We object, unless the orthography be changed te "Dufrin Mar" We have already tee many silent letters in our orthography without borrowing from the Welsh? W. J. P. White, esq., as census super visor of the Philadelphia district, appoint ed en Saturday as enumerators Miss Mag" gie A. McKee, of he. 909 Arch street, and Miss Emily Kirkbaum, of Germantown. The former was highly endorsed by ex ex Governer Hart mn ft and a number of prom inent clergymen of Philadelphia, and the latter, who is the daughter of the first con ductor en the Reading railroad, by the Hen. A. C. Harmer, and ever ene hundred ether applicants in her favor. THE LAW AXD TUG GOSPEL. Bishop Sbanahan at St. Mary's Testerclay. A large congregation was present at the half-past ten o'clock mass at St. Mary's yesterday, where Right Rev. James F. Shanalian, bishop of the diocese, was an nounced te preach. The mass was ccle bratrd by Rev. Father Hickey, aud the bishop preached from the 17th verse of the 5th chapter of St. Matthew: "I am come net te destroy, but te fulfil," the general theme of his discourse being the mission of the Saviour, and the effect of His coming in working out the scriptural law. Christ came into the world the union of perfections, the absolute development and fulfilment of the laV. He came bear ing with Him the great truths of moral re sponsibility and of the life te come, of which the old philosophers were ignorant. Plate and Secrates and Cicere and Aristo tle knew nothing of the resurrection and the judgment which Christ proclaimed te mankind. In His coming Jesus revealed te the world the Trinity of the Godhead, the mystery of the incarnation, of redemption, and of the in fallibility of the church, which constitute the great doctrines of the New Testament. The gospel of Jesus presents decisive proof of the institution of the sacrament of baptism as an essential condition of sal vation ; of confirmation, the cucharist, extreme unction and matrimony. These great dogmas aie the embodiment of the supernatural order of Christian truth which our Lord gave te the world. Jesus came te work out the fulfilment of the law of grace. He unfurled te the world the banner of peace, and the concise ex pression of His doctrine and of His works is comprised in the simple word faith. Faith is the sum and substance of Christianity. Christ in his mission of grace tells man kind te believe and they shall be, net blessed, but saved ; they shall be saved for all eternity, their sins remitted. He speaks a language that subjugates men's minds, subdues their feelings and appeals none the less forcibly te the sense of illustreus men of science, philosophy and letters, than te the untutored, lowly and humble. Divinity is stamped en His every action aud en every doctrine that He has given te the world. May net the author of the mystery of mysteries, of the har monious blending of the greatest truths of the law, well say, " I am come net te de stroy but te fulfil' ? The latter portion of the bishop's dis course was devoted te an exposition of the easy pathway which Carist has left open te all who will enter. "If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cress and fol fel low Me."' Here is the invitation of grace the gesjiel of love. It teaches the doc. trine of one brotherhood in Christ, where there are neither Jews nor Gentiles, Gneks nor Remans, slaves nor masters, but only men and brethren. Seul and charity are the watchwords which the Saviour has given te His disciples. Bishop Shanahau occupied ever an hour in the delivery of his discourse, of which the above abstract gives only a brief glimpse in its leading featutes, and which was marked by the same logical reasoning, depth of thoughtful research, and ele gance of diction that are characteristic of his pulpit efforts. While the distin guished prelate avoids all attempt at oratorical display in addressing an audi ence, there is an attractiveness in his mode of speaking that engages the hearer's attention and at times mounts te the height of positive eloquence. Despite the heated atmosphere of the church yes terday, the congiegatien were singularly attentive. During the services in all the Catholic churches it was announced that next Saturday special services would be held commemorative of the vigil of Pentecost, and that forty hours devotion would begin next Sunday at 0 a. m. I'isiicuirs. Twe Fourth ward Republicans of politi cal note had a rough and tumble in the square this morning ever an old story, Liid the passage of the lie. Ne bleed, no ar rests and no political significance. A little fracas en North Queen street Sat urday nightjwas caused by the insulting re marks of a Harrisburgcr, who get a drub bing for his insolence atid left town this morning without recourse te law. Twe colored men named Steward aud Beas, get into an altercation at the Wash ington house, North Queen street, Satur day night, and were gobbled up by the police. They were taken before the mayor this morning and fined $2 and costs eaih l'ay of Census Knumeratera. By a provoking error in the Ixtklli -gkxcek's estimate of the condensation likely te be received by a census enumer ator in a rural district of 2,000 population the total was figured out at $44.50. It should have been $40.50, as the following items show : 2,000 names $25 00 80 farms 50 deaths 10 manufactories Copying Attendance en con cctien . 10 00 2 50 . 2 00 . 2 00 . 5 00 $1G 50 Lancaster County in the Supreme Court. The following cases were before the supreme court en Saturday : Philadelphia and Reading railroad com pany vs. Andersen. Argument resumed. James E. Gewen for plaintiff in error ; Chas. II. Pennypacker and W. Aug. Atlee for defendant in error ; II. M. North in reply. Susan Coonley vs. cem'th. J. L. Stein mctz and M. Brosius for plaintiff in error. W. M. Franklin and District Attorney Eshlcmen for defendant in error. Discharged. Casper Dittman, who was arrested a few days age, for drunken and disorderly con duct en complaint of his wife, was net "locked up" as reported, but gave bail for a hearing before Alderman Mc Conomy, which took place this morning and defendant was discharged. Passed Through. Yesterday afternoon Haverly's masto don minstrels passed west through this city en the fast line at 2:10. The company had a whole car lead of baggage and al most two car leads of performers. They closed at Nible's garden, New Yerk, en Saturday night and will open in Pittsburgh this evening. X r Y