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LANCASTER DAILY lNTELLlGEN(;ER. MONDAl SEHEHMBER 27,1880
MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. 27, 1880.
Iu a Had Plight.
Republican onilers are very much em
barrassed for. lack e ammunition sis is
proven by the sort they have te put up
with. It turns out se often te be mere
dangerous te themselves than te their
enemy, that they have reason te be very
much discouraged. At the outset of the
campaign they thought they could go
back te the last presidential election and
show that General Hancock was in a
dreadful conspiracy of some kind te
overthrew the government, and they ex
pected te prove it by a letter from him
te Sherman, which they therefore loudly
and rashly called for. It came and made
them very sick indeed. And they are
sick again ever the result of their claim
of the last few weeks that General Han
cock was in another conspiracy ; this
time designed te ruin the government
financially by securing the payment of all
sorts of rcliei war claims.
They even went se far as te name
some of the general's partners in the en
terprise ; and when the days passed en
without his leing heard from they were
bold enough te declare that he dare net
sicak out, and they went en with their
vociferation about the rebel claims in
such a frantic way that they really get
some people te think that there might be
something in it. They proceeded
te work it up elaborately as their chief
weapon of offense against the Democra
cy ; and it was almost incredible that
they should be se rash when it was evi
dent that a declaration from General
Hancock of his hostility te ali claims for
losses made by these who had been in
rebellion would utterly destroy the cam
paign argument and threw into confu
sion these who hadsoughtle use it. And
that is just the plight the party is in
new. General Hancock's declaration of
his opinion upon the propriety of rebel
war claims is se emphatic as te leave no
possible ground for maintaining the
charge that he favors them. Its authors
are compelled te withdraw it with the
best grace they can command which is
with many of them very peer indeed ;
while ethers come squarely up te
the mark and freely confess
that en this subject Hancock's
record is clear, and suggest te their
party the necessity of pressing the fight
en ether issues. But it is a very em
barrassing position for a parly te be in
and a very dangerous one. Fate and stu
pidity together are likely te defeat the
Republicans without much Democratic
We believe that nobody has under
taken a respeclable.notle speak of a suc
cessful defense of Mr. Garfield's conduct
in the DeUelyer pavement business. At
first it was claimed that he had taken
the $5,000 strictly as a professional fee
for strictly legal services in the prepar
ing of a brief and making an argument
for the worthless pavement, for which
the government paid i?3.:M per square
yard, though it was net worth Ve cents.
An examination of Mr. Garfield's own
sworn testimony showed that he pre
pared no brief, made no argument at all.
See the testimony :
"Quest km by Mr. Niekcrsen Gen. Gar
field, Did yen file with the beard of public
works of the District a brief or opinion,
written, printed or otherwise, upon the
subject of the De Gelycr patent pave
ment? A. I could net say I did.
" Q. Did you at any time appear before
the beard and make any argument what
ever ? A. I de net remember that I did,
but Idid speak te General Shepherd en the
subject, giving my opinion in its favor.
"Q. Governer Shepherd has testified
that you once spoke te him casually en
the subject. Hew much cash did you re
ceive from De Gelycr and McClcllan, or
cither of them or their agents, at any time
for your agency in the procurement of this
particular contract? A. Five thousand
Five thousand dollars for simply
speaking te Governer .Shepherd en the
subject was net for professional services.
The service rendered was exactly that
which Judge .Swayne en the " Sale of In
llucncc," in West vs. Child, '21 Wallace
41115:;, defined as "personal solicita
tion." Garfield was selected te person
ally solicit Shepherd because the contrac
tors knew that Garfield, chairman of the
committee en appropriations, ' held the
purse strings of the nation ;"' without
him Shepherd could get no money, and
naturally he would incline te his " solici
tation "' en any subject, even te the
adoption of what was proven te be " a
fraud and swindle," for recommending
which get Garfield $5,000.
The Xcw Era reminds us that it was
Ferney's Press which first published the
statement that Hancock en one occa
sion "took down the American flags
which graced his banqueting room lest
they would offend Beauregard and ether
Confederate guests." We cannot help
that. The story was net true and we re
peat that no respectable authority the
Press or any ether ever offered te sustain
it. Whether the story, as originally pub
lished, was an imposition en the Press or
a fabrication by it, we de net knew.
We knew that it was never sustained by
any proof, and that it is an exploded lie
which may suit the purposes of the Lan
caster Examiner, but which it seems as
silly for the Era te appear te bolster up
as its declaration that Hancock was net
in the third day's fight at Gettysburg.
The gist of Judge Black's estimate of
Garfield is that he took the Credit Mebi-
licr stock guilelessly, admitted his error
of judgment in private and premised te
de se in public, but that when he came
te screw his moral courage te the stick
ing point it would net screw, and he
adopted the false defense of the cowards
who perjured themselves. There may be
people who arc satisfied with a president
who is a perjurer, provided he is net a
bribe-taker, and these may find some con
solation in Judge Blade's opinion of
Garfield. There may be some persons
who think that if a man commits hein
ous offenses " for his party's sake " the
cause shrives the sin, but these persons
are a small minority of the American
tvB ueiicve uias neitner tue editor of
the Ncic Era nor of the Germantown
j.eiegrapn was ac tue battle el Gettys
burg. They may, therefore, be ready te
take Gen. Bingham for authority as te
Hancock's presence and efficiency m that
decisive contest of the war. If they are
net yet satisfied ether proofs can be
Wiiex Andy Kauffman shook hands
cordially with Blaine at the deiet this
morning an anti-Grant Republican
shouted "300" at him. If Garfield should
come this way some Grant man will lie
impudent enough te chalk "$39" en his
HANCOCK AT UBTTY3UUUU.
Tlie Thanks of the Natien.
He it Jleselced, by the Senate and Heme
of Representatives, ttc That, in addition,
te the thanks heretofore voted, by joint
resolution, approved January 28, 18G1, te
Maj. Gen. Gee. G. Meade, Maj. Gtu. O.
O. Heward, and te the officers and soldiers
of the Army of the Potomac, for the skill
and heroic valor which, at Gettysburg,
repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken
and dispirited, the veteran army of the
rebellion, the gratitude of the American
people and the thanks of their represen
tatives in Congress are likewise due and
arc hereby tendered te Maj. Gen. Wiulield
S. Hancock for his gallant, meritorious
and conspicuous share in that great and
Passed by the Heuse, April 10, 18GG ; passed
Jul the Senate, April 18, 1800 ; signed by
the President, April?, 1800.
"The troops under my command have
repulsed the enemy's attack, and have
gained a great victory. The enemy arc
new Hying in all directions.
"W. S. Hancock,
" Majer General."
"Say te Gen. Hancock that I regret ex
ceedingly that he is wounded, and that I
thank him for the country and for myself
for the great service he has rendered to
day. Gee. G. Mkaek,
" Maj. Gen. Commanding. '
Lincoln's Opinion of Il;inc:ck.
" Sonic of the elder generals have said te
me that he is rash, and I have said te than
thil I have watclied General Hancock's con
duct very carefully, and I have found that
when he gees into action he achieves his pur
pose and comes out tcith a smaller list of cas
ualties than any of them. J' his life and
strength arc spared I believe that General
Hancock is destined 'Je be "one of the mes
distinguished men of the aye."
And te show hew much he thought of
him Mr. Lincoln declared that he always
opened his morning mail in fear and trem
bling lest he would hear that Gen. Han
cock had been killed or wounded.
Sknateu Geerge Haxuy Smith, who is
a candidate for re-election iu the First Phil
adelphia district, was appropriately desig
nated en one of the transparencies in Sat
urday night's precession as "a Stolid Re
publican." Tm; most contemptible thing thus far
at Chicago is the chatter about Garfield.
He has net a record te run en for presi
dent, and it is extreme foolishness te be
wasting time en him. Cincinnati Com
mercial, June e, 18S0. CewiECT.
The neatest thing seen iu the big Re
publican parade in Philadelphia Saturday
night was perpetrated, perhaps net un
consciously, by the intelligent printer, for,
by the emission of a period, General Gar
field was described en ene of the transpar
encies as "a soldier in peace."
It was really cruel in Mr. Hayes's Re
publican brethren te remind the public of
the taint upon their chiefs title by the in.
g:riptien, "Ne 8 te 7 this time," which,
with unblushing effrontery, was borne
aloft en one of the banners in Saturday
night's turn-out in Philadelphia.
Ex-Juduc S. D. Mourns, of Brooklyn,
who has examined all of the facts touching
the $5,000 fee paid te James A. Garfield by
De Gelycr, the pavement contractor, for al
leged legal advice, says that he is prepared
te give $500 for Mr. Garfield's brief. If
Mr. Garfield thinks that there is luck in
odd numbers, he is willing te make the re
A i'kkaciieu in Ireland used te come
down from his pulpit every Sunday, after
the sermon, and the people passing in a
line in front of him would shake hands
and pass the compliments of the day. One
elder told the pastor one day: "Let the
Lord keep you humble, sir, and wc will
keep you peer!" There arc American
congregations who feel the same way if
they den t say se.
Mn. Blaine reminded his Philadelphia
audience en Saturday night that "political
tracts have been printed by the Free Trade
Leagues of England and arc being circu
lated throughout this country by hundreds
of thousands of copies." He forget te add
that they all bear the imprint of the Cob
den Free Trade club of which Garfield is a
member and which has resolved in favor of
In Buffalo each party will get a chance
te read the ether side of the question. The
Courier, the Democratic ergau of Erie
county, publishes the speech of Senater
Conkling, recently delivered in New Yerk
city, in response te a challenge of the Ex
press (Rep.) of that city, which agrees te
devote the same space in its columns for
the publication within two days of any
Democratic speech or speeches which the
Courier may select.
The Republicans had a grand torch
light parade iu Philadelphia en Saturday
night. 32,2G1 torches were counted in
line as the precession went up aud down
Bread street, aud thousands of dollars
were spent in fireworks. Blaine started
te make a speech, but the " enthusiasm "
was se great that he could only repeat
ever and ever again that " the election of
Hauceck is a menace te the great indus
tries of the United States." R. Steckctt
Matthews tried te speak, but he get se
angry at repeated cheers for Hancock that
he lest his head and was jeered by the
In Beau Brummcll's time the Prince of
Wlcs hated that famous fop and always
cut him when he could. Having received,
at his own solicitation, an invitation
te a party given by Brummcl)
and three of his friends, Wales, I
en arriving, spoice civiny ana wiin
recognition te Picrrepent, and then turned
and spoke a few words te Mildmay. Ad
vancing he addressed several sentences te
Alvanley, and then turucd toward Brum
mcll, looked at him, but as if he did net
knew who he was or-why he was there,
and without bestowing upeu him the
sliglcst symptom of recognition, passed
en. It was then, that, seizing with infin
ite readiness and fun the notion that they
were unknown te each ether, Brummcll
said across te his friend, and aloud for the
purpose of being heard : "Alvanley, who's
your fat friend ?" These who were iu
front aud saw the prince's face say that he
was cut te the quick by the aptness of the
Miss Nina Vakiax, the premising
young American actress, has died abroad,
a cable dispatch confirming the report.
Gkafulla, the leader of the Seventh
regiment band, New Yerk, has resigned,
after twenty-seven years of service. Mr.
Grafulla came te this country from Spain
Rev. M. P. Dovle, a Greenback member
of the last Legislature from Huntingdon
county, but new residing in Mount Jey,
has written te the Huntingdon Monitor,
appealing te Grccnbackcrs there te rally
te the support of It. Milten Spccr, the
Democratic nominee for Congress.
Senater Buknside aud his colleague,
Senater Antheny, were dining together
one day when ham formed one of the
dishes. "If I ever turn farmer," said Mr.
Antheny, "I shall raise plenty of calves,
se that 1 can get some nice hams like
The monument ever the grave
of the late Charlette Ccsiiman,
in Mount Auburn cemetery, at Bosten,
was erected en Thursday, a large number
of people being present. The shaft, in the
shape of the ancient obelisks, is about
thirty-three feet in height, of granite, and
forms an imposing feature of the hill
upon which the actress is buried. The oc
casion was marked by no set ceremonies.
The Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia 1'imcs is greatly shocked that
the pious Mr. Hayes aud the modest Mrs.
Hayes should tarry and be entertained
with polygamous Mormons and the licen
tious Chinese. But he forgets that some
pretext must be made te delay their return
until after the last levy of campaign as
sessments has been made and escape Mr.
Hayes's own payment of his 2 per cent.,
which would be the snug sum of $1,000.
The book critic of the New Yerk Sun
thinks that even in our new social life we
"have net been without men of the D'Or
say, Disraeli, Bulwcr school. Mr. W. II.
HuitLisEKT and Mr. Samuel Wakd may
in our day be considered as brilliant speci
mens of that Sevres, in charm of manner,
variety of accomplishment aud grace and
richness of decoration. Indeed, if D'Or
say be an angel, as he deserves te be, and
could leek down ene of these sunny morn
ings en Mr. Sam Ward at Delmenico's in
his own favorite 1810 colors of gray, and
white vest, with a colored shirt of mixed
embroidery, and a scarf of dark satin,
picked out with red, with a young llewcr
in his buttonhole aud an old classic in his
hand, he would weep with very joy te sec
his own similitude."
HANCOCK AT UETTYSIJUIM!.
A ut for tlie "New Era" and "ticrman "ticrman
tewn Telegraph " te Crack.
The Philadelphia Republican congress
man. Gen. Bingham, was en General Han
cock's staff at Gettysburg; was wounded
three times iu action ; was repeatedly
brevettcd for conspicuous gallantry, and
was by the side of his chief when Pickett's
terrible charge was made aud repulsed.
He gives an earnest support te Garfield,
the candidate of his party, but iu his
speech at Philadelphia en Saturday night
he made this auswer te the stupid allega
tion of the Germantown Telegraph that
Hancock was net in the third day's fight
at Gettysburg :
This campaign is net te be wen by a false
statement of the facts of history, or by a
depreciation of the personal character aud
public services of the candidates of the
two great parties. Wc assert and demand
the recognition of General Garfield's patri
otic labors te the country upon the lloer
el" Congress in able discussion of every
question of statesmanship and legislation
during the severest and most perilous years
of our history since the foundation of our
government ; asserting this, wc concede
the great soldierly qualities and maikcd
gallantry of General Hancock upon the
many battle-fields of the rebellion, where
in his troops played their mighty part.
The cause is indeed weak that must de
pend for its strength and success upon
falsehood. Eveky man who acted in
THE TltAOIC DKAMA AT GeTTYSUUUO
KNOWS FULL WELL THAT IN THAT CA11NI
VAL OK 1JLOOD, UPON THE EVEli MEMOK
A11LE TnillD DAY OF THE FIGHT, THE LE
GIONS OK OF r.YTKIOTISM LED IVY HANCOCK
SAVED THE FIELD. I WOllld be false te tllC
thousands of Pennsylvania's brave soldiers
te detract from or diminish the magnitude
of that great life struggle.
Canuet Enderse General Weaver's Con
gratulatory Dispatch te Solen Chase.
Frank W. Hughes, of Pettsvillc, tfic re
cognized leader of the Grecnbackcrs in
Pennsylvania, sends the following dispatch
te Gcu. Weaver, the Greenback candidate
for president :
"Pottsville, Sept. 27, 1880.
General J. B. Weaver,, National Greenback-Laeor
Candidate for President :
Your published congratulations te Solen
Cuase, encouraging by approving his dis
organization, tending te the defeat of four
electors for Weaver and Chambers in
Maine, and te ensure the election of seven
Garfield electors instead, forfeits your
claims te the support of the organization.
It simply means that you desire our friends
there as well as elsewhere te be defeated
by the success of Garfield. The National
Greenback Laber men are such from prin
ciples aud therefore net marketable by any
(Signed) Frank W. Hughes."
Should Wealth Control the Contest?
Springfield Republican, Ind. Rep.
In the earlier and better days of the Re
publican party Republicans scouted the
idea that wealth here and wealth there
ought te decide the weight of a section in
national affairs. This was the-favorite
argument of slavehelders, who paraded
-the experts of the Seuth and its long tax
lists as proof that the beuth was the lead
ing section. The argument had no proper
ground then, it has none new. The true
prosperity of one section is tlie prosperity
of all sections. Senater Conkling has pros
pered at the head of the machine in New
Yerk politics by appealing te the partisan
selfishness of men. The same policy can
net be successfully spread ever the country I
in lighting a national campaign.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Geld has been discovered in Mayficld,
Fulton county, N. Y.
Herse thieves from Dakota and Minne
sota are disposing of their booty te the
Mennenitcs in Manitoba.
During August Canada imported $8,443,
757 worth of goods and exported $11, 5G9,
Twe men were killed by the explosion
of a boiler iu a saw mill near Leadvillc,
Cel., en Saturday.
A fire at Mount Veruen, Iowa, en Sat
urday, destroyed three stores aud several
ether buildings, causing a less of $23,000.
Jehn Roberts, colored, died of hydro
phobia, in Burlington county, N. J., en
Friday. He was bitten by a deg about
three weeks age.
Douglass Williams, of Viuccnucs, Iud.,
a nephew of Governer J. D. Williams, has
died from a blew struck by one Hagan in
Baltimore will celebrate her one bun
dled and fiftieth anniversary during six
days, beginning en October 11. The sixth
day will be devoted te the colored people.
Geerge E. Townsend was killed by fall
ing from a carriage, at Rondout, N. Y., en
Saturday. It is believed he tumbled from
the carriage in a fit.
The wife of Dr. Jeseph H. DaCesta was
killed by being thrown from her carriage
at Red Bank, N. J., en Saturday. She was
about te become a mother.
A young man named Tcrpcning, was
thrown from a horse, near Pert Ewen, N.
Y., en Saturday, and becoming entangled
in the harness, was dragged along the
ground until he was killed.
The decayed body of II. II. Ceuaut was
found in the weeds around his house at
Cicere, 111., en Saturday evening. He had
lived alone, and it is believed he was mur
dered by robbers.
The steam pipe of the packet Maggie
Harper exploded en Saturday night near
Nccl's Landing, Ky. L. P. Bewycr, the
engineer, was badly scalded, jumped over
board and was drowned. Five colored
roustabouts were also scalded, two fatally.
All merchant vessels will hereafter be
allowed te cuter the pert of Havana at
night. Steamers coming after night will
be obliged te blew their whistles con tin
ally in order te avoid disasters te small
Benjamin Terchncr, of Belmont county,
Ohie, killed his father, aged 80 years. The
father owned considerable property, and,
bring about te marry, the son deliberately
shot him dead. 1 he son gave himself up,
and said he could net bear the thought of
his father marrying and depriving him of
one third of the property.
Iu Maine street, Patcrsen, N. J., the
bung of a beer barrel that was standing en
the sidewalk was blown but with a loud
report, and it struck a pedestrian en his
back. He dropped, and thought he had
been shot. As seen as he get ever his
fright and comprehended the situation
he get away from the laughing crowd in
The stranger found dead en Moosic
mountain was murdered. The location of
the tragedy is en the outskirts of Spert
Hill, and within the last five years no less
than a dozen mysterious murders have
been committed there. This latter victim
seems te have been a commercial traveler,
although no papers were feuud in the
clothing te assist in the identification.
A commission has been issued in the
suit of Isaac P. Christiancy against Lillic
M. Christiancy for divorce te E. B. Celes,
a Wall street, New Yerk, lawyer, te take
the testimony of Gee. R. Haight, in sup
port of Mrs. Christiancy's allegations of
cruel treatment contained in her cress bill.
Mr. Ilaight was iu Peru at the time Mrs.
Christiancy charges the acts of cruelty
A four-year-old son of Elias Dawsc, liv
ing near Newton, N. J., a day or two age,
fell into a deep well. The mother heard
her child's cries aud discovered him cling
ing te the side of the well, his head barely
above water. She immediately lowered
the bucket, into which the child climbed
and was raised te the top in safety.
Strange te say, he sustained no serious in
jury, though he fell nearly forty feet,
striking head first in the water.
Henry Keller, at work upon the new
silk mills at Hawlcy, while placing a large
stone in position missed his footing and
fell several feet te the ground, the heavy
stone falling upon him and dangerously
injuring him. He was brought te his
home iu a wagon by Henry Stark. While
the latter was returning te his stable his
hordes became frightened aud ran away,
throwing him te the ground and killing
him instantly. His body was feuud by
the roadside, aud it was discovered that
some ene had rifled the dead man's pock
ets of a considerable sum of money and
Wm. F. Miller, an oil dealer near the
new town of Aiken, was saturated with
burning oil aud will die.
Rebert Divvcr, aged 12 years, was kill
ed by Charles Himmclreich, aged 14, in a
quarrel ever a game of marbles, in Read
ing, en Saturday afternoon. Himniclreich
struck Divvcr en the tcmple with a large
Anether fire has eccured at Braddock's
field, originating from the smeuldering
ruins of Grannis & Faucet's planing mill.
The flames were fanned by a breeze and
ignited a stable adjoining and thence
quickly enveloped two dwellings, totally
destroying all of them. Three horses two
of which were valued at $500 each, per
ished in the stable. Total less, $G,000.
Carter, the negre minstrel, playing an
engagement with ene of the big Bowery
variety theatres, in New Yerk, provoked
long, loud and rapturous applause with
his newest story. He said: "I was in
Washington the ether day, and I met an
old politician thcre who asked inc hew
things were in New Yerk. I told him
that a Pennsylvania man is in a peculiar
fix there. He asked hew that wa and I
said that the man I referred te is en the
Island, and is going te be sent up for four
years in November."
Anether Admonition te Organs,
l'ittsburg Leader, Bcp.
Mightn't the Republican stumpers as
well give the story about the paying of
claims for emancipated slaves aud of pen
sions for rebel soldiers as one of the re
sults of Democratic victory a rest ? Seeing
that the constitution of the United States
(Fourteenth Amendment) declares that
neither the United States nor any state
snail assume or pay any debt or obliga
tion incurred in aid of rebellion, nor any
claim for the less or emancipation of any
slave ; aud seeing that Hancock in his let
ter of acceptance has said that "if elected
he should deem it his duty te resist" every
attempt te evade the obligations of any
of these war amendments isn't it foolish
te attempt te scare anybody with this
Hew He 31 ado $50.
It seems that the animal killed and
roasted at the Addison, Crawford
county,barbccue w..s te have been a heifer
instead of an ex. A Republican from
Knexville ascertaining this fact before it
was generally known, said in the hearing
of a Democrat that the Democrats of Addi
son were net going te have an ex roast, but
a heifer roast. The Democrat wanted te bet
a hundred dollars that they would have
an ex roast. Of course the Republican
was quick te accept the bet. The Deme
crat found out that it was indeed te be a
heifer that was te be roasted. Consequent
ly he purchased an ex for forty dollars, i
paid ten dollars te hare it dressed, toasted
and served te the multitaide. The Repub
lican was beaten and handed ever the $100,
but rather reluctantly.
Several persons living at 55 Suffolk
street, New Yerk, were poisoned en Satur
day evening by eating oatmeal porridge in
which arsenic had been put by mistake for
salt. Hugh Cassidy, a boarder, who ate
the poisoned meal, died yesterday. Mrs.
Shaughncssy, two of her children, and
Mrs. Ann Currau, who also ate the meal,
were very sick yesterday, but thought te
be improving last night.
v i m i m i
DEATH LEVELS ALL.
Deceased Well-Known Citizens Maj. K.
IV. Shenk and Kcv. I. 1'. Kesenniiller.
Mai R. W. Shenk, banker and lawyer.
and probably as well-known in Lancaster
as any citizen" of the community, died at 3
p. m. yesterday, after an illness of several
weeks the origin of which was thus nar
rated iu the Intelligence!: of August
" Yesterday we made mention el a gen
tlemen's picnic party leaving this city for a
day's recreation at Yerk Furnace springs,
en the line of the Columbia and Pert De
posit railroad. The day was delightfully
spent until a few moments before
the party left the station when an
accident happened te Maj. It. W. Shenk,
which for a time created the greatest con
sternatien among Ins menus, lie was
standing en the perch of the little station
house iu conversation with ex-Mayer
Atlce ami L. S. Commissioner blaymakcr,
waiting for the train of ears that were
te carry them back te Lancaster.
Stepping from the perch the major tripped
ever a stick and stumbled forward. In
attempting te recover himself, he slipped
en the wet grass and pitched headlong
into a rocky ravine ten or twelve feet in
depth. His friends hastened te his relief
and found him lying unconscious, anil the
bleed running from his nose. He was
carried into the station house and I)r Car
penter, who was of the party, applied the
necessary remedies. He remained uncon
scious until he reached home. He had no
bones broken, and except a slight cenges
tien of the bram and some severe bruises,
his injuries arc net serious."
Majer Shenk was one of the projectors
of the picnic excursion, which was marred
only by the serious accident te himself,
but no general fear was entertained that
such disastrous consequences would ensue
as are announced in the news of his death.
He has, however, remained unconscious
and his condition has gradually become
mere alarming ever since, until Friday
when a decided change for the werse
ensued, and since then thcre have been
frequent reports of his decease only te be
Rudelph W. Shenk was the son of the
late Christian Shenk 'and Mary Warfel
Shenk. of Concstega township, where he
was born Oct. -1, 183-1, being at the time of
his death nearly 40 years old. lie was ed
ucated at Jehn Beck's famous boys' school
in Lititz and at the academy of Eric,
whence he entered Dartmouth college iu
1854 and was graduated in 1S58. He read
law under Hen. Thaddeus Stevens and
was admitted te practice in 1850. He
served in Colonel Franklin's Com
pany F, 1st P. V., ( the Fenciblcs ) and,
after their term of enlistment had ended,
he reinlistcd and became major of the
135th regiment, P. V., and served with it
until it was mustered out. He was deputy
marshal of the Ninth district (Lancaster
county) in 1803, and served in the legisla
ture of 18C4-5. He was a candidate for the
Republican nomination for senator, but
failed te secure it. When the banking
firm was organized, of which he remained
te his death a member, he became associ
ated with D. Bair, whose niece (Miss Mary
Shaub) he had married, under the name
of Bair & Shenk, and at Mr. Bair's death
the business was continued, in accordance
with his will, under the lirm name aud
under Maj. Shenk's management. His
active business pursuits gradually with
drew him from practice at tiic bar and he
did net care much te engage in profession
al work except in select cases in which he
had special interest.
Maj. Shenk was a very active Republican
politician, a member of the Union League,
Philadelphia, and well known among the
state leaders of his party. He was elected
te select council from the Third ward, te
succeed Capt. E. McMellen, (elected pro pre pro
thenotary) and at the next general election
was elected te the same eflice. Fer a time
he was chairman of the street committee,
and at the time of his death was a member
Maj. Shcuk took quite an active interest
iu the building of the Quarry villc railroad,
and from its inception up te the lime of
his death was president of its beard of di
rectors, lie was widely known among the
railroad men of this country and traveled
very extensively, his last general trip hav
ing been te Duluth, Minneapolis, and the
Deceased was a gentleman of rare en
ergy, enterprise and liberality. He leaves
a widow and one son (David Bair Shenk)
.who will mourn the less of a kind hus
band and father. Bis death is a peculiar
ly sad domestic allhctien. It has been
comparatively a short time since the hus
band of his sister, Cel. Dickey, died, and
afterwards his niece, Miss Lillic Dickey ;
Mr. David Bair, with whose family Maj.
Shenk's had becu one for years, and with
whom he had been closely associated for
years, had passed en net long before. Fer
his stricken family gees out the sympathy
of the community in which he was such a
well-known and popular figure.
He will be buried en Wednesday at 2:30
p. m. in the family let at Woodward Hill
Kev. D. 1. ICescniuiUcr.
Rev. David P. Rescnmillcr, ene of the
eldest, most profound and highly esteem
ed clergymen of this city, died in Allen
town en Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, aged
71 years. Rev. Rescnmillcr left Lancaster
en Wednesday, September 15, te attend
the sessions of the Lutheran synod in Al Al
lcntewn. On the Saturday follewing'hc
was taken ill, but, as was supposed, net
seriously. He continued te grew worse,
however, and his wife, daughter and son,
D. P. Rescnmillcr, jr., were sent for te at
tend him. His continued disease devel
oped into congestion of the brain, and he
continued te sink until Sunday morning
at 3 o'clock, when he peacefully passed
Rev. D. P. Rescnmillcr was born in
Yerk, Pa., in-the year 180D, and received
the rudiments of his education iu the
schools of that borough, lie studied the
ology under direction of Rev. Dr. F. D.
Schacll'er, of Frederick, Md. He after
wards studied iu the theological
seminary, and graduated at the
Pennsylvania college, Gettysburg. At
the age of twenty-ene he was admitted
te the ministry of the Lutheran church,
and was sent te preach te a congregation
in the western part of North Carolina,
where he remained for a year or two and
then returned te Pennsylvania and took
charge of a congregation at Ncwville,
Cumberland county. Pa. In 1833 he was
married te Miss Eliza Sheffcr, of Yerk
Springs. After preaching at Ncwville
for several years he removed te Dayton,
Ohie, and organized the first English Luth
eran church of that then young settlement.
He remained there about nine years. The
church grew and prospered, becoming one
of the strongest in the West. Frem Day
ton he returned te Hanover, Yerk county,
and served the Lutheran congregation of
that town for about seven years. He re
moved thence te Lancaster and has re
sided here witB his family ever since,
having no permanent charge, but preach
ing frequently in most or the Protest
ant churches of this city and iu many of
the county churches. Fer several years he
had a circuit embracing the churches of
Manhcim, Rohrcrstewn and Millersville.
Seme years age he served a church at
Bndgcten, Yerk county, and for some time
previous te his death served a church at
Dauphin, abeve Harrisburg. Among the
clergymen, Rev. Resenmillcr was con
sidered a profound scholar and
theologian. He net only under
stood, but siwke Huently the
Greek, Latm, Hebrew, Arabic, Ger
man and English languages. As a public
speaker, however, he was net especially
attractive as he lacked the graces of an ac
complished orator, both invoice and gesture
He was mere effective in the synod, in the
ministerial association, in the Bible society,
and in missionary work, than in the pulpit.
His equable temper, unpretending manner
and knowledge of almost all subjects for
general interest made him a favorite with all
classes of people ; and his great charity
and tolerance of the views of ether Chris
tian sects, was the passport by which he
gained ready admittance te Protestant fam
ilies and Protestant pulpits of ether de
nominations. As a home missionary iu
scattering the Bible broadcast among
the people, he has perhaps labor
ed harder and accomplished mere
than any ether of his fellow minister?. Fer
many years past he was the efficient presi
dent of the Lancaster Bible society, and
whoever else might flag in their labors or
become indifferent, Rev. Rescnmillcr was
always at his pest.
The body of the dead minister was
brought te Lancaster this afternoon and
taken te the family residence, North Duke
street, whence the funeral will take place
te-morrow afternoon at half-past two
o'clock. Interment at Woodward Hill
Jlr. Rescnmillcr leaves a wife, three
daughters and two sons one of the latter
being ex-District Attorney Rescnmillcr and
the ether Rev. Gcerge F. Rescnmillcr, pas
tor of the Episcopal church at Sayre,
Airs. Elizabeth Kreybill.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kreybill, one of the old eld
est residents of East Denegal township,
died at the residence of her son-in-law, J.
G. llecrncr, en Saturday, in the 79th year
of her aga, and her funeral will take place
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs.
Kreybill was an excellent woman, highly
esteemed in the neighborhood in which she
lived and died. She was a member of the
Mcnnonite church. Her surviving chil
dren are a son, residing in Kansas, aud a
daughter, Mrs. llecrncr, at whose home
IMPORTANT TO VOTEKS.
matters Which Demand Their Attention
The tax duplicates arc in the hands of
the collectors. Every voter should sec te
it for himself that his tax is duly paid.
October 2 is the last day te attend te this
in time te qualify for the coming presiden
tial election, but there should be no need
less delay. The earlier it is attended te
the better. Voters should attend te the
payment of their taxes themselves. Seme
courts of the state held that this is essen
tial and that the tax paid by committees
is void and will net entitle the holder of
such receipt te vote. It is only fair and
patriotic,as well as a reasonable precaution,
for voters te attend te this duty for them
selves. The collector for this city sits
from 0J te 9 p. m. in the commissioners'
office at the court house te rcccive taxes
and every voter should visit him and get
his own receipt.
Naturalizations also can be effected up
te October 2, te enable the naturalized
alien te vete for president ; aud these who
arc entitled te it, or who knew and are
interested iu ethers entitled te citizenship,
should give their attention te this im
portant matter. Court will be in session
all of this week.
It may happen that some person duly
qualified te be registered has been left oil
willully or carelessly by the assessor of
his district, though the voter complied
with all the legal requirements. In such
cases the law provides a remedy. It
should be taken advantage of before Octo
ber v. lhe voter can make oath te Jus
grievance, and upon presentation of the
matter te the court, it is bound te take
cognizance of it, te cite the complainant and
assessor te appear before it, ami it the
complaint is well founded, the registry
will be corrected accerdingfy.
College, 8; iillllersviUe, 5.
On Saturday a well contested jramc of
baseball was played en the grounds at Mil-
jcrsvillc between the JNermal nine and the
club from Franklin and Marshall college.
Up te the fifth inning neither club had
scored, but when the college boys took up
the bat then they succeeded in getting one
run, which was followed with ene run by
their opponents. During the remainder of
the game the college boys made seven mere
runs and their opponents four. The game
was very well played and was witnessed by
a large crowd.
Mclatt, 1 1
Hess, s s
Itarnctt, r 1'....
Elliett, c f
Franklin, I It..
Miller, 2 b
Slieiblcy, W. K
ShciMey. II. E.
. 2 1
1 2 3 t .' C 7 S '.1
College 0 0 0 0 12 2 1 2-S
Xermal 0 0 0 0 1 10 2 1 ."
Time of fjame,2 hours. Umpire, IS. K. Jlaii
maii, Stabbing Affair in ISarl.
Unr IJcguIar Correspondence.
Au altercation occurred between William
Mimm and Wesley Hcrr last (Sunday)
evening near the church in the village of
Georgetown, Bart township. During the
affray some outsider handed Mimm a
knife with which he stabbed Hcrr in the
side. Hcrr bled profusely and was taken
te the residence of Dr. Jehn Martin where
his wound was dressed. The doctor pro
nounced the cut scvcrc,but net necessarily
Mimm was seen in the hands of D. B.
Quiglcy, constable, and ledged in the
county jail where he properly belongs.
Hcrr is an innocent, inoffensive and indus
trious young man, while Mimm, although
net a dangerous character in himself, is a
geed tool in the hands of some of the
roughs who congregate at the deer of
country churches during night services.
Mimm s want of wit is some excuse for
him, and mere discredit te the ones who
instigated this outrage.
List of Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the posteffico here for
the week ending te-day :
Ladies' List : Annie M. Bair, Mrs. Lizzie
Frey, Mollie Funk, Ida M. Fisher, Mrs.
Susanna Genigs, Sallie Greff, Mrs. Wm.
A. Hainill, Mollie Jenes, Julia Keller,
Faycita F. Lcanich, Emma S. Miller, Sal Sal
leo Painter, Mrs. Jennie Reynolds, Barbara
Shank, 3Iary Swarr, Mary Eliza Streng,
Gents' List : Jehn Bcnncr, Wilsen Bru
bakcr, Abraham Bluch (for.), Benjamin
Brubakcr, Jame Cosgrove, William Ed
wards, (for.), J. Fisher, Andrews Gcuss
(for.), H. 31. Galgen, Benjamin Gamber,
David Held man, S. S. Martin, Daniel
Mcssey, jr., Samuel Nash, Jeseph Over Over
derf, Michael O'Gara, A. S. Petter. B.
Roberts, Jehn Rewc, Dr. Jehn K. Shirk,
Gee. Snyder, Jehn Steincr (for.), C. H.
Stine, Henry Sweigart, J. Wyencoepe, J.
MEETINGS II ELD AND TO HE HELD.
Senater Wallace Coming te Lancaster Sat
urday Kight Meetings at Millers
ville. Columbia and
Fer some weeks the chairman of the
county committee has been in correspond
ence with Senater Wallace te fix a time
when he would address the pcople of this
county. The numerous calls for him have
made it almost impossible for him te de
se until lately, but by a telegram received
Saturday night we are informed that he
will positively be here en Wednesday
evening next, September 29. The opera
house has been secured for that date and
citizens of all parties will doubtless turn
out te hear the issues of the campaign dis
cussed by the Democratic United States
senator from Pennsylvania.
Eugene McCaa, esq., of Birmingham,
Ala., who has for years been well-known
te the readers or the Intkm.ic.encek as
its intelligent correspondent from that
state, is iu Lancaster and will remain
North several weeks, viewing the coun
try, the people and the resources of this
section of the Union iu which he has never
iHjfore set feet. He has consented te ad
dress several public meetings during his
stay, especially with a view te present
fairly the Southern question aud te explain
the causes why the Seuth is solid for Han
cock aud constitutional government.
The Millersville Meeting.
The Democratic meeting at Herr's hotel
iu this end of Millersville, en last Saturday
night, was ene of the most enthusiastic
and successful demonstrations ever seen in
that section of the country. Interest in
the occasion was se generally felt in Lan
caster that about 173 of the Democrats
from the " hill," mostly from the Eighth
and some lrem the Fifth ward,
in full uniform, marched out the
entire distance le .Millersville, te
participate in the parade. Horsemen
and footmen from the surrounding coun
try swelled the ranks, and when the pro pre
cession moved oil" under the chief marshal
ship of Fred Gerth it presented a striking
and imposing appearance. It paraded
through the entire village and was greeted
with cheers, illuminations and ether signs
of rejoicing tin every hand.
During the afternoon a splendid hickory
pole had been erected with signal success
in front of the hotel, the pole being dec
orated with some special designs in tin by
that sturdy Democrat, Charles F. Rccs.
They consisted of an ornamental wreath, a
hand and a cock (Han'-cock) and were
much admired by all who saw them.
The parade returned about 9 p. m., and
the meeting was organized by the election
of the following ellicers :
President : Mr. I. S. Clare, Greenback
candidate for Congress in this county last
year and author of the popular "Universal
Vice presidents : Henry Dietrich, Win.
H. Shebcr, Julius Figey, Fred. Fcnstcr
maehcr, Christian Nclf, Prof. J. W. West
lake, Cyrus Stambaiigh, A. B. Lcavcnite,
Fred. Gerth, Adam S. Dietrich, William
Spcra, Tobias Stchmau, Jacob I fains,
Henry Snyder, Jehn M. Martin, Henry
Dcagcl, Charles Aspcr.
Secretaries : Geerge W. Brown, Benja
min F. Miller, Abraham Diekel, Cyrus
Smith, Henry M. Stehman, Christ. Jlillcr,
Isaac Hoke, F. C. Geerge, M. S. Mc Henry
and Daniel Shadier.
W. U. Hensel, esq., addressed the as
semblage, followed by J. L. Stciumctz,
esq., D. McMullen,csq., and C. F. Rccs (in
German). They were listened te with in
terest and interrupted again and again
with loud applause. Altogether the meet
ing was a grand success, aud, at whatever
odds the Maner Democracy light, they bat
tic with zeal and courage.
THE SIXTH YVAICD AMEKUHIH I'LUlf.
Kccrlvc their Equipments and Elect March
A special meeting of the Sixth ward
Amcricus club was held en Saturday even
ing at thcirclub room in the Schiller house.
The meeting was called for the purpose of
distributing the equipments te members,
ever 120 of whicluwcrc given out aud nearly
30 sets remaining te be distributed. Tlie
offices of the club made vacant by the con
solidation of the two clubs of the ward,
were filled as fellows :
Captain William Jc dries.
1st Lieutenant Harry McLaughlin.
2d " Andrew H. Hammend.
:d " Gee. S. Landis.
lth " Ilcnj. Myers.
1st Sergeant Chas. Green.
2d " Jereme Baumgardiicr.
3d " Chas. A. Frailey.
lth " Wm. Reilly.
Orderly Win. Hubcr.
The club will make thcirlirst parade to
morrow evening, exclusively in the Sixth
ward, and an invitation is extended te all
Democrats aud Hancock men in the ward
who have net as yet received their equip
ments te join with them.
The equipments, similar te these of the
Second and Ninth wards, consist of dark
shirt, with dark blue .sham, cull's and col cel
lar, white oil cloth cap, with blue band,
white belt, with " Hancock and English "
thcren, in red letters and white tie. On
the shirt front is a large old English "A."
The caps of the line officer, will bear the
insignia of office en them in small red let
ters. The suit, as a whole, is neat and at
tractive looking and very becoming a Sixth
ward Democrat. The torches are of the
A Kousieg Itally at Columbia.
The meeting of the Columbia Democ
racy at Mack's brewery, under the aus
pices of the Third ward club, en Saturday
night, was largely attended and the inter
est and enthusiasm wcre altogether com
mensurate with the numbers present. As
the clubs marched thither with torches
and banners they evoked great interest,
aud when the meeting was called te order
fully 800 persons were present.
Upen being called te the chair, Wm. B.
Given, esq., made a ringing address, fol
lowed by It. !.'. Risk and Jehn A. Ceylc,
csqs., ami the meeting closed with a spir
ited ami elVective address by General Win.
Tlie Marietta Sleeting.
The .Marietta Democrats raised a
splendid pole en Saturday afternoon aud
held a line meeting in the evening. County
Committeeman Frank K. Currau presided
and speeches were made by W. II. Reland
and B. F. Montgomery, esqs., of this city.
Jehn L. Jacobs, of Maytown, and Paris
Ilaldcman, the accomplished aud well
known proprietor of the duckies fur
naces. In the course of his remarks Mn
Ilaldcman said that he understood it had
been reported that he favored Garfield's
election and would contribute te the Re
publican campaign fund. He wanted it
te be distinctly understood that thcre was
no truth in the statement. He was a
Democrat, his father had been a Democrat
and the entire family had been and were
Democrats. There was neabatcment, nor
turning en this point and all reports te the
centrarj' were fabrications.
All of the speakers, and especially 3Ir.
Haldcman, were warmly received. Dur
ing the evening music was furnished by
the Slarictta, Springville and Majtewn
The parade at the Marietta meeting
formed at the head of Second street, near
their head quarters te the number of 200
men from town, and a large delegation
numbci ing upwards of 100 men from the
geed old Democratic town of Maytown ;
the latter, under the marshalship of Jehn
L. Jacobs and David Greve, and with