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MONDAY EVENING, JANUAEY 5, 1880.
A Voice in the Wilderness.
Ex-Attorney General Gee. Lear, of
'Doylestown, is one of the men of promi
nence in the Republican party who does
net believe in handing it ever te the
custody of Senater Cameren and these
who are associated with him in
the present tenancy of the preierty ;
and Mr. Lear is frank enough te say se.
Perhaps it does net take much lwldness
in Mr. Lear te speak what lie thinks,
inasmuch as he has net taken such geed
care of himself when in public position as
te enable him te command the greatest
weight in his denunciation of the evil
men of his party. He probably is net
greatly feared by the men he at
tacks since he himself is assailable;
but nevertheless his words will have the
weight that is their just due; and that
everyone knows te be a great deal. Mr.
Lear is en the right side and if he has
the energy te make the light for it he will
net lese it because his record has net
made him its fittest exponent. Indeed,
it does net seem te matter much what
may be the integrity of a man's motives
or of Ills actions, since lie succeeds well
or ill mere by the intelligence and energy
of his conduct of his battle than by the
purity of lus purpose. A strong bad
man in a bad cause is tee much
for a weak geed man in a geed cause, we
fear, in the majority of cases. But as
Mr. Lear's enemy has goodness neither
in himself nor in his cause, Mr. Lear
having the better side, lias an advantage
ever him which it only needs intelligence
and persistent courage te make effective,
lust what Mr. Lear may have of the nec
essary attributes te shake the present
holders out of their control of the party,
is a question we cannot answer ; proba
bly, however, his armory has nothing but
wads, which are quite harmless te such
a thick-skinned fee. Still there are plen
ty of Republicans who agree with Mr.
Lear and, if a few mere speak out in
meeting as openly as he has, they may to
gether pluck up the necessary courage te
give the self-elected Republican leaders of
the state a great deal of trouble and per
haps a final rmiji-ik-'jiiirc. Jleld leader
ship is all that is wanted te gain the vic
tory in the long run; but boldness seems
te be the rarest quality te be found
Mere "Expert" Testimony.
There is a fair chance that a woman
will be unduly hanged ever in Carlisle
for a murder which certainly has net
been made out. Her attorneys, it seems,
did net think there was any chance for
her conviction and took no exceptions en
which te base a demand for a new trial.
She was convicted and lias been con
demned te death, and new that the pros
pect of her execution is staring them in
the face the people in that county are
disposed te take a mere deliberate view
of the case and te question seriously
whether the facts of the case warranted
It seems that the condemned woman.
Mrs. Zell, was neither of very geed re
pute nor of estimable associations, and
that she nursed an old woman named
Kiehl, who died from what a rather su
perficial chemical examination pro
nounced te be arsenical poisoning. Mrs.
Zell was suspected and arrested and
tried. The trial showed a rather sloven
ly examination of the remains, and meth
ods employed that very fairly raise the
suspicion that, as often happens, the tests
for arsenic may have created the alleged
evidence of it. Xe motive for the crime
was fastened upon the defendant: no
proof of the purchase of poison was
furnished, and altogether there was an
almost entire lack of connection of her
with the crime if any was really com
mitted. J n the dead woman's cupboard
arsenic was found in proximity te baking
soda and in ether places where any
attendant upon her would be as likely as
net te accidentally administer it. Neve
theless, the mere accusation deepened
into a popular belief of her guilt, and
this, added te her friendless position,
hastened a conviction of very doubtful
justice, and which calls at least for a
merciful review. The tests for arsenic
poisoning and the microscopic experi
ments with bleed corpuscles have of late
been se frequently discredited that in
criminal trials we must after all go back
te the question of motive as one of -the
chief elements in the proof of guilt, and
where that is shown te be entirely lack
ing it ought te require a vast deal of
this doubtful expert testimony te hang a
The First national bank of New
Yerk, the beneficiary of Secretary Sher
man's favor, has during the past year
paid 120 per cent, of dividends, carried
$500,000 te its surplus account, and, in
addition, it has en hand an undivided
surplus of $207,700, making a total of 2e0
per cent, profits. This is of course vastly
mere than could have been made in legit
imate operations except by the aid of
great government benefices. We doubt if
these have been extended by Sher
man without some consideration. In
fact there is a suspicion abroad that Sher
man has grown rich by the abuse of his
official position. People who knew say
-that he went into Congress peer and is
new a millionaire. He was chairman of
the Senate committee en finance and in
that position khad abundant chances te
make money. His career has net been
such as te give the public any confidence
iii his honesty. Given the opportunity
and the disposition and his present
wealth, it is a fair link in the chain of
logic that he bartered his intluence te
benefit himself. At any rate his suspi
cious patronage of the First national
bank merits congressional investigation.
The supreme court of Maine has ren
dered its opinion en the matters pro
pounded te it by Gov. Garcelon, and we
publish it in full. It is for the most part
adverse te the Fusionists. Its conclusion
that majorities should net be deprived of
their rights by technicalities is a fair one,
but probably net consistent with previ
ous declarations of this same court. On
the whole the opinion will command re
spect or net, accordingly as it is found
te be consistent with precedents and the
law, or as these have been tortured for
It is reported that the powers which
be have already selected the delegates at
large te the next Republican national
convention, and that Simen Cameren is
te head the delegation, with Quay as his
Bishop Haven died en Saturday.
Mr. Craik, the husband of DinauMakia
Muleck, is a partner in the firm of Mac
mi Man & Ce.
Gkant had a cordial public reception in
Fcrnandina, Fla., yesterday, closing with a
Senater Zaciiauiaii Chandi.kk's will,
found among some old papers last week,
docs net name his son-in-law, Eugene
Hale, among the executers. Mr. Hale,
who has been settling the estate, new steps
Paknkll spoke in Madisen square, New
Yerk, last night. Thurlow Weed, Judge
Gildcrsleevc and ether prominent citizens
were scaled en the platform. lie will
speak in Philadelphia, New England, and
as far west as San Francisce.
Hen. William L. Scott, of Erie, pre
sented the St. Jeseph's orphan asylum and
the home for the friendless of that eity,
each with a Christmas piescnt of 100 shares
of Erie and Philadelphia railroad stock,
which have a par value of $5,000 and bear
7 percent, interest.
Ciiai:m:s Dakwin, the English scientist,
again has brought credit te himself and te
his people by winning the prize of twelve
thousand francs recently ellered at Turin
for discoveries in the physiology of plants.
He is receiving the congratulations of all
the prominent scientific men of Europe.
Jehn B. Dillen, Parncll's lieutenant,
is about six feet in height, with eyes, hair,
mustache, whiskers and beard as black as
the raven's wing. His beard, whiskers
and mustache are much thinner than these
of Mr. Parnell, and his features, when
standing beside his traveling companion,
leek very dark, although net unpleasantly
se. lie appears te be very methodical,
and keeps a little note-book in which he
jets down continually such memoranda as
he desires te preserve.
Editor IIalstkad, who is visiting Secre
tary Sherman in Washington, told an in
terviewer the ether day that his evening
and morning prayer is that Grant will net
be nominated. "IJut will you support
him if lie is:"' he was asked. "That is
yet an open question," said Mr. llalstead.
" I should hate te most awfully ; and I am
afraid that if the Democrats should nomi
nate a man I like I would be liable te
oppose Mr. Grant's election. IJut I am
afraid they won't nominate a geed man,
and I would be then in tiie fix of the nigger
I read about, lie went te campmecting,
and the preacher said that there were two
reads, one leading te hell and the ether te
damnation. 'Le'd a massy," cried the
darkey, 'this niggcr'll
hab te take te dc
Mr. William J I. Vaniii'kiiii.t, with
his arms full or morning newspapers, took
a seat in the special car at the Grand Cen
tral depot Saturday morning. Half an
hour after sunrise engine Ne. (i backed
down. Mr. Yandcrbilt asked the engineer
whether he thought he could make the
schedule time. The engineer laughed and
answered he'd try it if the read was clear.
Three hours alterward Mr. Yandcrbilt
lauded at the Albany depot, having skip
ped along much of the way at a mile a
minute, and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
he took his seat again. The engineer
opened the throttle, and Ne. (i shot away
like a meteor due in New Yerk at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Yandcrbilt is understood te have
had a little railroad matter te attend te
that necessitated this spin of 300 miles in a
little mere than the same number of min
utes. In the suit against Qiay personally for
a check drawn by Quay officially, as the
Republican state chairman, the Philadel
phia court holds that Quay is net liable
individually. Further the court says : It
is unnecessary new te decide whether an
action would lie upon this note against the
members of the state central committee,
who are net expressly named at parties in
the instrument. However that may be, it
is perfectly clear that they may be sued for
the consideration for which it was given,
and the check may be given in evidence as
the measure of damages. Fer the indebt
edness for which the check was given
they are responsible upon the principle of
Eichbaum vs. Irons. 0 W. & S.. 07, and
the defendant is included in this responsi
bility, for he was a member of the com
mittee and its head. IJut he has a right
for his own protection te compel the plain
till' te .join the ethers with him as co-defendants."
Quay has added te the Pennsylvania
collection of battle-Hags the standard
carried by the First regiment of Pennsylva
nia militia, which was mustered into the
Continental army. The Hag was captured
from the regiment during the battle of the
Brandywine. but was retaken by Lieuten
ant Colonel Themas Robinson, grandfather
of William S. Robinson, of Limerick
Square. Montgomery county, from whom
it has been purchased. It is of silk, evi
dently once an orange hue, but faded into
a yellowish brown. It is live feet long and
about the same in width. In the centre is
a piece of red silk, about two feet square,
en which is painted and worked the figure
of a soldier standing with poised sjcar
above a crouching lien. Uencath this is
the inscription : "Domani Yole."
Tells anil Wages Advanced.
Te-day an advance of ten cents per ten
will be made in the rate of freight ami
tells en coal from Schyulkill haven te
Philadelphia, and in accordance with the
announcement made en October 25, 1870,
this will entitle the employees of the rail
road company te an additional advance of
five per cent., making for the month of
January an advance of ten per cent, above
the wages paid iu. October last. It will
increase the minimum which governs the
wages paid by the coal and iron company
four per cent., se that the wages for
January will be but four per cent, below
About te Compromise.
Twe years age a young lady went te
prayer meeting in the First Congregational
church of Westfield, Mass. Between the
prayers and the singing a heavy deer fell
en her and injured her scvcicly. She
thought she was damaged te the extent el
$5,000, and sued for that amount. The
trial has been begun, and the lady, know
ing the uncertainty of the law. is willing
te talk about a compromise. The amount
talked about is $1,000, and it is said that
the injured sister leeks favorably en ac
cepting this, rather than going through
the trouble of a suit, with the possibility
of an adverse verdict, or a disagreement of
A New Yerk" engraver get out some
wedding cards in these words : "Mr. and
3Irs. request your presents at the mar
riage of their daughter."
TiiE-uneditcd letters of Peter the Great,
which are preserved in St. Petersburg,
some 8, GOO in number, arc te be edited and
published. It is estimated that they will
fill about fifteen volumes.
When Emersen was traveling in Egypt
an Englishman paid him particular atten
tion, though the pliiloseher was known te
him only as an American. At parting the
Englishman said : "I have tricd'te devote
myself te you because you are a country
man of the great Emersen."
Ex-Atteknev Geneual Leak writes a
letter te the Buds County Intelligencer te
illustrate some of the dangerous tenden
cies of politics with the Quay-Cameren
performances in this state. Lear himself
is a frightful example of some dangerous
tendencies, forcibly exhibited in taking a
$5,000 fee from a corporation against
which he was prosecuting a claim for the
The Republican members of the su
preme court are strongly in favor of the
appointment of Edmunds te the supreme
bench in place of Justice Hunt, and re
gard the appointment as certain te be
made as seen as the latter is provided with
m pension. One reason why they prefer
Edmunds is that they fear that he is the
only Republican whom the Senate would
confirm for a place en the supreme bench
at this time.
The New Yerk ' points out that an
active minority has always been influential
in a New Yerk delegation te Republican
national conventions, and. though Seward
In 18G0 and Colliding in 1870, each had a
large majority of the delegates, there was
isueh a fearless and able opposition te
them among the minority as te completely
destroy all chances of their nomination.
" Whether the Republican opponents of
Gen. Grant in New Yerk will have skill
:md courage enough te wage much of a
battle against the third term policy at the
state convention for cheesing delegates te
Chicago, remains te be determined.''
The "tramp act" has certainly been of
signal profit te the taxpayers of Cumber
land county, whose representative A. M.
Rhoads, had it passed. Situated en the
i lirect route traveled by tramps en their
journey from the cast towards the Shenan
doah valley, in Yirginia, these "general
tourists" were committed into it by thotis thetis
unitln, especially during the time when the
old fee bill statutes, relating te their com
mittal, maintenance and discharge, was in
force. In the last four months of 1S78
t heir maintenance cost the county $5,102.
el, while last year they only cost for the
s.inie time $495. Thus showing a difl'er
e:uce in favor of the county, in the space of
four months, of $4,007.'U. The appearance
of the jail, new, is entirely changed. In
stead of being overcrowded it is compara
The following old ballad was first pub
lished in 1704 by Wm. Murtagh in a collec
tion of ballads, whose authorship is involv
ed in obscurity. The fourth line in the
last stanza has been the subject of much
humiry as te its origin :
(Jeme .lean, my lass, 1111 up the gla .
We'll drink our own geed health:
Tlie' peer we be, content are we.
V covet no man's pell".
Hard bed- te tired folks arc sweet.
And hunger .sweetens plainest meat.
.Se here te Jean's and l.ebin !
ISut l!ob, my man, if wealth were thine.
Then .lean would take new graces :
(Jay as the best, in satin dres't,
With jewels, silk and lace.s ;
Tliciileuting low. the crowd would cry.
While in our coach we passed them by
Leng life te .lean and Kebin !
Tush, tush, my lass, such thoughts resign .
' Comparisons arc cruel :"
Fine pictures suit, in lranics as line,
Consistency's a jewel.
Fer thee and ine course clothes are best,
Kude lelk in homely raiment dres't
Wife .lean, and geed man Kebin.
The Erie county jail contains just one
An abscess en the neck of a little son of
AVm. Yeung, of Pittsburg, which was left
there by diphtheria, broke and he bled te
Bedy-snatchers have been raiding the
Oakwood cemetery near Richmond, and
forty corpses have been stolen since cold
weather set in.
Many railroaders will be in Akren, O..
te-morrow te bid en the Atlantic ami
Great Western railroad, then te be sold
The boiler of a freight engine en the
Housten and Texas Central railroad ex
ploded, killing a negre boy and injuring
Stephen Jehnsen, engineer, and G. K.
On Friday morning Mrs. Beene Kern,
residing in Aineyville. near Allcntewn,
was struck en the head by a stone which
was thrown from a quarry near her home,
and was fatally injured.
A "preaching match" is announced te
be held in a public hall in Dairy, Scotland.
The hearers are te judge of the merits of
the contestants. There are many who, in
such a case, would vote the prize te the
shortest sermon, regardless of all ether ex
cellencies or deficiencies.
In the coops at a canning factory in
Moorestown, N. J., are 2,700 chickens" and
GOO turkeys, that will seen be dissected
and encased in tin. Every day they con
sume twenty bushels of corn, forty quarts
of pure milk, a large quantity of perk, and
280 quarts of water.
After the recent Heeds in the Tiber at
Reme, an unusual number of fish were
caught in the river, and were devoured by
the famished peer of the city at a cost of
two cents per pound. The Heeds in the
Tiber always yield such a benefit te the
A Mellie Maguirc Surrenders.
Edward Curlcy, a Mellie Maguirc, of
Columbia county, who is charged with the
murder of Jehn Gcnning, an old man in
Ccntralia en July 20, 1870, since which
time he has been a fugitive from justice,
returned te his family at Ccntralia yester
day and delivered himself up te the
authorities. During Curlcy's hearing
Michael Bregau. who recently married a
daughter of Gunning's, became very much
excited, and drawing a revolver attempted
te sheet him. The town is very much
Building Association Law.
That a stockholder of a building associa assecia associa
atien cannot bring an action at law against
his fellow-stockholders for tha withdrawal
value of his stock has been decided by
Judge Ludlow, who, in the case et Patrick
O'Reurkc against the North Pcnn building
association, deeided in favor of the associa
tion and dismissed the motion te take off
the non-suit which was recently granted by
Judge Ycrkes upon the ground that the
suit should have been brought by bill in
equity. O'Reurke had sued te recover
the full value, namely, $200, of ten shares
of stock, which had mn out.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Scarlet fever prevails in tweniy families
in Hicks Neck, town of Hempstead, L. I.
The village school has been closed.
"Comptroller Kelly's monthly statement
of New Yerk city's finances shows that
the city debt en Dcccnilier 81, 1879, was
In 1879 the out-bound foreign mails from
the New Yerk posteffice numbered 8,550,
C9G letters, an increase of 1.002,772 letters
The wooden bridges of the elevated
branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, which
span the streets of Jersey City, are being
replaced by iron bridges.
In Fall River, Mass., Geerge Bizzinet,
three years of age, was found frozen te
death in the swamp. He wandered from
home and was lest.
The railroad and turnpike bridges at
Millersburg, Kentucky, en the Kentucky
Central railread.havc been wholly destroyed
by incendiary tires ; less $25,000.
During a quarrel en a farm near New
Castle Del., between Win. A. Newkirk,
white, and Geerge Shields, colored, the
latter fired at Newkirk with a revolver,
without eil'ect, when Newkirk procured a
shotgun and shot Shields in the back.
Mr. F. W. Vanuxcm, of the insurance
agency of Vanuxcm, Bates fc Lambert,
died Saturday morning shortly after U
o'clock at his residence at Chestnut Hill.
Mr. Vanuxcm has been a sufferer for a
long time from a disease of the liver.
Daniel Eveland, sr., a well-known citi
zen, died en Friday evening at his resi
dence, Ne. 450 Franklin street, Philadel
phia, in the 74th year of age. He was a
native of Philadelphia and for nearly fifty
years was engaged in the morocco leather
manufacture en Willow street, near Sec
ond. Martin M. Nuss, deputy prothenotary,
of Columbia county, committed suicide
yesterday by sheeting himself through
the head with a pistol. The act is sup
posed te have been committed while
laboring under a fit of temporary insanity,
lie leaves a wife and three young children.
In the suit of Geerge F. Fields against
Mayer Stokley for damages for tearing
down the building during the Centennial,
and in which there was a verdict in favor
of the mayor, President Judge Allisen,
has delivered an oral opinion en the motion
for a new trial, deciding that judgment
should be entered in favor of the niaver.
The devolution in Peru.
General Nicholas de Pierola was pro
claimed dictator of Peru en December 22.
The army of reserve at Lime and Callae
and the navy accept his government, lie
has premised te effect the salvation of Peru
in the present crisis. His cabinet is pre
sided ever by the distinguished jurist, Dr.
President Pi-.ule has fled. He arrived
at Panama en the 27th of December. The
Peruvian torpedo beat, which sailed in No
vember from Panama under Hawaiian
colors, has been captured by the Chilians.
Tlit; Hiirials at (jreii'sdulc.
Levi W. GreU' reports tens that there
were sixteen interments at Greil'sdale
meeting house, in West Earl township,
hiring the year just closed. Of these
there were eight under ten years of age as
January 23, child of Jacob Nelt, Earl
township, in its 1st year ; February 2'2,
infant of C.V.Lichty, West Earl township;
April 24, child of J 61m S. Dietrich, New
Helland, in its :d year ; August !), child
of Jehn Grctz, East Earl township, in its
1st year ; September 8, child of Daniel
Nelt, Earl township, in its first year ; Oc
tober 1, child of Jacob R. Musser, Upper
Lcaceck township, in its 2d year ; October
4th, child of Abraham Yvr. Nelt, Lancaster,
in its 7th year ; October 15, daughter of
C. 11. Ilunshberger, Lancaster, in her 5th
There were none between 10 and 40
years of age. Beyond the latter figure the
ages and dates of burial were as fellows !
June 18, Miss Mary Rife, West Earl
township, in her 45th year; December 10,
Miss Annie Burkhelder, West Earl
township, in her 42d year ; March
, Martin Wcngcr, Ephrata town
ship, in his 52d year ; April 12, Mrs. Benja
min Wcngcr, widow, West Earl township,
in her 70th year ; May 7, Sam'l Lutz, West
Earl township, in his 74th year ; September
0, Mrs. Marks S. Grolf, Vogansville, in her
80th year; November 29, Henry Rohrer,
West Earl township, in his 7Sth year;
February 12th, Abm. Rife, Earl town
ship, iu his 81st year, was the eldest per
son buried during the year just closed. In
the record el thirteen vears there were
252 funerals and iu that number 120 died
died under 10 years of age, nearly one-half
of the whole number ; and the lowest num
ber of funerals in one year in the above
account was 10, and the highest number
was;il. In this year's account there was
no burial between the age of 10 and 40
years, which is a much larger gap than in
any former year in the record.
The Lecal Touaree Market.
Transactions in the crop of 1870 continue
te be heavy. The old buyers arc still in
the field ami yesterday two or three new
ones arrived. Buyers show an inclination
te take the crops right along wherever
they find them te be geed, or where the
prices asked are net exorbitant. There
are, of course, some geed crops that are
held tee high, and there is a geed deal of
peer trash that buyers don't want at all,
unless they can get it at very low figures.
These lets will probably remain unsold
until late in the season. The crop, as a
whole, is, however, going oil' rapidly, and
there is but little doubt that it will be
nearly cleaned out before Hie winter
closes. The efforts of interested mrties te
"bear" the market, has most signally
failed, and the aggregate sum received for
this year's crop will feet up much larger
than that of any former year.
The report of the New Yerk market will
be found en our fourth page.
Anether Silver Wedding.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the mar
riage of Mr. R. B. Patterson and Miss
Jeanna Stubbs-, of Celcrain township, was
celebrated en Saturday at their home. At
about 10 o'clock their friends and neigh
bors began te assemble until the eenipany
amounted te about 100. The presents
were very appropriate te the occasion,
among the most valuable of which was a
deed for five acres of timber land present
ed by his brother, James Patterson, of
Little Britaiu. The consideration men
tioned in the deed was "brotherly love
ami affection." The presentation speech
was made by Mr. J. R. Patterson, of Phil
adelphia. After all had partaken of the
excellent dinner provided the large com
pany were favored with short congratu
latory addresses by Rev. Samuel Dickey
and Rev. C. W. Stewart, D. D. The an
niversary entertainment was an entire
success, and every one seemed delighted.
The Year's Business in the Lancaster Office.
The Steady Increase of Receipts.
The following table exhibits the business
at the Lancaster posteffice for the year
just closed :
Sale of stamps postal cards nurt envel
opes $27. 120 l2
llex rents 4.11 50
Unpaid letters If! SS
Sale of waste paper IS IS
Frem postmaster, Kinzer's, l'a 72 5S
Salarv of postmaster $ 2.500 00
clerks 3,270 10
letter carriers 4,231 7!
" route agent 104 35
' mail messenger !)0 00
ISents. coal and gas 1,010 51
Kcpairiug street letter boxes. 12 oe
Contingent expenses l.V! e
Spoiled envelopes returned . 40 SI
llalance ever expenses ? 15, IS) '.'
Transferred te M. O. account. $4,215 0
Depe-ited with U.S. Treasurer, ,W 41
l'aid te rennsylvania K. It. Ce. 10,057 40
-$15, 130 :
llcgistcred packages, lit-st-class, sent
from this city 1.S71
llcgistered packages, third and fourth
class, sent from this eity .V.I2
Kegistered packages for city delivery, 2.543
Kegistered packages in transit . 4.311
Total registered packages handled :,322
LETTER CAIIRIEK'S UKPAKTMEM.
Itegistered letters delivered 1,551
Mailpe.st.il cards delivered UT.iKI
Lecal letters delivered 3ii,s;i5
Lecal postal cardsdeiivercd 91,775
Newspapers, Vc, delivered 322,231
Total number of pieces delivered 1,037,212
l'estal Cards collected
Newspapers, Ac, collected
Total number of pieces collected.
Lecal postage collected en mail mat
ter ler city delivery $ 1,012.03
JIOXEV OltDEI! iiuai:tmi;.nt.
Cash balance en hand, lee.3i, 1S7S $ 550.51
5.710 domestic orders issued 00,S55,Ss
Fees en domestic orders issued iKVti.be
Thirty-six llriti-.li orders issued 5."&.V)
Twe Canadian orders issued 13,oe
Fees en Canadian orders issued .10
Xinety-twe German orders issued 1,110.10
Fees en German orders issued, 32.se
Twenty Swiss orders issued 031.50
Fees en Swiss orders issued ltS.5'J
Amount transferred trem postage ac
count te money order account 4.215.00
Demestic orders paid
5 IX I
urn isn orders paid
Canadian orders paid
lierman erdejs paid
Swiss orders paid
Paid by order of department .
Deposited with pestmaslerat
Cash balance en ham I
-MISCKLI.AN LOUS ITEMS.
Xumberet unclaimed letters sent te
the Deail Letter Ollice 1,270
Number of unmailable letters sent te
the Dead Letter Ollice 223
Number et request letters returned
te writers 105
Number of pounds of newspapers and
periodicals sent from etlice, outside
of Lancaster county 111,723
Amount of nealairu naid en iiewsii:i-
pers and periodic-ills by publishers.. $ 3.017 05
A comparison with 1878 shows an in
crease iu the sale of stamps, pestals, en
velepes and wrappers te the amount of
$:,001.07. notwithstanding the reduction
of postage en periodical publications and
In the registry business the number of
packages registered has increased from
1,447 in 1S7S te 2,408. Registered pack
ages for city delivery have increased 101.
Registered packages passing through the
ellice, of which a rcceul is kept, has in
creased 1,1 0(1.
In the carriers' depart meni 82,100 mere
pieces were delivered, and 5,0(51 mere
pieces collected than the previous year.
In the money order department, whilst
435 mere orders were issued than in 1878,
the amount of cash received falls short of
the previous year $81)2.40. The amount of
orders cashed shows an increase of 6000.50.
Corener Mishler, en Saturday evening,
completed his investigation into the cir
cumstances attending the death of Geerge
Greff, who died from a blew received at
the Shilller hose house en Christmas eve.
At this Unci meeting Lewis Rcidcnhaugh
testified te seeing several fights that even
ing, but did net sec Grolf ; Wm. Quinn
saw a slinily built man strike Greff ; Wm.
MeMinn saw him lying under the hose
carriage ; Chas. Steele denied that he ever
said any one would be killed if a fight en
sued ; I larry Mc Alecr saw a man lying en
the pavement between the, engine house
and the gaslight ; some one ran down
Seuth Queen street and said te some person,
"We've thumped the ;"
the person who said this was a tall, slim
man, of dark complexion, and with eyes
sunk deep hit his head.
After hearing these witnesses and ether
testimony of miner importance the jury
rendered the following verdict : " That
Geerge Greff came te his death by a blew
at the hands of some person unknown te
On Saturday last, Dr.Carpcnter, assisted
by Drs. Bolenius, Levergood, Albright,
Compten, Muhlenberg and Stchman, of
this city, and Miller, of Lampeter, per
formed, for the third time within two
years, the operation of Iythotemy, or
cutting for stone, upon the person of
Daniel Erb, of Lampeter township. The
operation was successfully performed, and
a stone approaching the size of a small
hen's egg was removed. Cutting the same
individual three times for stone and that,
tee, within the brief period of nineteen
months, is a surgical feat never before
heard of in this county, and perhaps net
in this state.
Tobacco Sales 9040.08 per Acre.
Wm. Oilman, of Washington borough,
has sold his crop of tobacco, consisting of
15,000 stalks te Jeseph Mayers Sens, for
25 cents round, amounting te $1,920.25.
The stalks were grown en three acres.
This is considered the largest yield, and
best tobacco and sale in the county.
A. A. Sullivan, Pcquea township, sold 2
acres of tobacco, averaging 1800 pounds
per acre, te M. B. Davis for 15 cents
Christmas Tree Ilunicd.
Last evening a slight file occurred at the
residence of Mrs. Jehn Myers of High
street. A grandchild of Mrs. Myers was
playing around a Christmas tree with fire.
The light finally touched the tree and it
was immediately in flames. It was extin
guished in a short time before any damage
was done te the house. Frank Myers had
his face and hands badly burned iu en
deavoring te put out the fire.
Still in Danger.
J. Q. Landram, who had his skull frac-
tuaed by being kicked by a vicious mare
a few days age, still lies in a precarious
condition, and the doctors say that they
cannot yet tell what may be the result of
his injuries. This morning he was partly
conscious, but net altogether rational.
Annual Sleeting or the -Association Elec
tion of Officer for the Ensuing Year, Jfcc.
The annual meeting of the Lancaster
county poultry association was held in city
hall this morning.
The following members were present :
Rev. D. C. Tobias, president, Litiz ; J. B.
Lichty, secretary ; eity ; T. F. Evans,
treasurer, Litiz ; II. II. Tshudy, Litiz ;
Charles Lippold, city ; Win. Schecnbcrgcr,
city ; Jehn A. Steber, Schoeneck ; Geerge
A. Geyer, Spring Garden ; Jeseph F. Wit
mer, Paradise ; Chas. E. Leng, city ;
J. B. Leng, city ; Harry G. Ilirsh, city ;
F. R. Diffeudcrtfer, city, C. A. Gast, city;
Henry Wissler, Columbia ; J. M. Johnsten,
city; T.B.Martin, Litiz; Jne.F. Evans, Litiz:
J. II. Miller. Marietta; J. II. Menaugh,
Spring Garden; J. II. Habecker, Spring
Gargen ; Ferdinand Schaefi'er, city ; L. G.
Martin, Spring Garden ; Martin Bewman,
Mount Jey ; Addison Flowers. Mount Jey ;
Merris Bachman, Strasbtirg ; Edward
Brackbill, Strasburg ; Samuel Engle. Ma
rietta ; J. W. Bruckhart, Salunga : II. II.
Myers, Spring Garden.
The treasurer and executive committee
made verbal reports, showing the condi
tion of the treasury te be in a healthy
condition, and that the poultry exhibition
had been se liberally patronized there was
no doubt that all the premiums offered
would be paid and a handsome balance left
Mr. J. A. Steber, from the committee
appointed for the purpose, reported the fol
lowing officers of the society for theensuing
President Rev. I). C. Tobias, Litiz.
Vice Presidents Gee. A. Geyer, Spring
Garden, and W. J. Kafreth, West Earl.
Corresponding Secretery JuliuF. Itced,
Recording Secretary J. B. Lichty, city.
Treasurer T. F. Evans, Litiz.
Executive Committee II. II. Tshudy,
Litiz; J. A. Steber. Schoeneck ; Jeseph
R. Trissler, eity ; J. B. Leng, city : S. X.
The report of the committee was ic"
ceived, and the officers proposed were
elected by acclamation.
A discussion ensued as te the propriety
of having a sub-committee of city mem
bers appointed te act in conjunction with
the executive committee, and te perform
their duties, as alternates during their ab
sence. Without arriving at final action
tiie matter was postponed.
The society adjourned te attend the
poultry exhibition in Lecher's building.
The Poultry Kxl.ibilien.
The exhibition continues t boom. On
Saturday ever 1,000 persons attended it.
Yesterday the fowls and chicks passed
their Sunday in comfort and comparative
quiet, only a few attendants being present
te feed them.
Te-day tiie judges who are te make the
award of premiums arrived and are new en
gaged iu rendering judgment. They are
W. T. Rogers, of Doylestown. Pa., and
Jehn E. Dichl, of Beverly, N. J. They are
experts in the business, having been se
lected as judges of poultry by a congress of
peultrymcn. Their judgment may be
fully relied 011 and will no doubt be satis
factory 10 all reasonable exhibitors.
Te morrow there will be a grand pigeon
flight from Quarryville te Lancaster, for a
premium te be awarded the first bird
that reaches the exhibition room. There are
six entries and a close contest amy be ex
pected. The birds will be let fly at Quar
ry ville at 2 o'clock p. m, and may be
expected at the exhibition rooms about 15
o'clock, where the competing birds will be
a icAsit i:xi'i:i:l-.i::nt.
The i:ii;;iiie:r "Heist with Ills Own retard."
In the village of Strasburg, en Saturday
evening, an old tinsmith named Geerge
Bare, who had been much annoyed by
boys who teased him and called him ugly
names undertook te frighten them in a
very foolish, if net criminal manner. He
procured a cast iron box, such as is used
iu the hubs of carriage wheels for the
spindle te play in, and plugging one end
of it with a wooden plug he filled the box
with powder. He then closed the ether
end with a plug in which there was bored
a small hole. Laying down this infernal
machine in an alley en the property of
Jeseph Hull, for whom Bare worked, he
placed one end of a barrel stave against
the end of the leaded box that had
the " touch-hole " in it, and along the
stave he laid a train of powder. As seen
as the boys put in an appearance he touch
ed a match te the powder train and iu an
instant there was an explosion like that
produced by the discharge of a cannon.
The cast iron box did net burst, but the
wooden plugs were blown from the end of
it and splintered into hundreds of pieces.
Before Bare could get out of the way he
was struck by piecesef the shattered plug,
six or eight of which of various sizes en
tered his leg above and below the knee,
some of them cutting the flesh clear into
the bone, and producing very painful if net
dangerous wounds. Dr. Keneagy, of Stras
burg, cut out several pieces of the weed,
and Bare was then sent te the county hos
pital, where another piece of the wooden
plug as large as a hulled walnut was taken
from his leg by Drs. Reland and Bolenius.
While Christian Greenbarger, also of
Strasburg, was standing en a step ladder
in front of Daniel Potts's hotel filling a
lamp, the ladder gave way, throwing him
te the ground and injuring him se badly
that he hail te be carried into the hotel.
i:ial and Draper's Uncle Te in."
The audience te see Rial & Draper's
" Uncle Tem's Cabin," ou Saturday after
noon, was small, but the low prices brought
the people in the evening, when the
house was packed, a number being com cem
IKjlled te stand. The play was as well
acted as it usually is by traveling compa
nies, and these worthy of notice were Miss
Sallie Partington as Tvpsy, Miss Ada Lewis
as Ophelia, Miss Minnie Lcc as licit, and
W. S. Martin Phineas Fletcher. A pleas
ing feature of the performance was the
singing of the colored quartet, which was
really very fine. A live bloodhound and
a donkey were introduced during the play
with effect. Te-night the troupe appear in
Columbia, going thence te Harrisburg.
Sale of Property.
Bailsman & Burns, real estate agents,
en January 1st, sold the brick dwelling
house situate Ne. let) East Chestnut
street, belonging te Richard Blickcnder
fcr, te Henry Martin for $4,800.
THE JUAHKTII.IX KAILROAU.
Directors anil Officer Klected.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
"Lancaster and Reading narrow gaue
railroad company" was held at the office of
R. W. Shcnk, esq., te day, for the purpose
of cheesing thirteen directors te serve for
the present year :
J.B. Kaufman presided and W. Lea
man acted as secretary,
Jehn K. Reed, A. C. Rcineehl anil D. P.
Rescnmiller, were chosen as tellers and
conduct the election.
At 12 m. the tellers returned that GS7
votes had been cast respectively for R. W.
Shcnk, A. 11. Peacock, C. A. Bitner, Jehn
D. Skiles, W. L. Peiper, W. II. Kemble,
Jehn Keller, Ames Ilelhnger, Darnel
Heir. Geerge W. HenscI, F. Ven A. Ca
been and Henry Carpenter, who were ac
cordingly declared elected.
After the adjournment of the stock
holders' meeting, the new beard 0? di
rectors met in the office of K. W. Shcnk,
esq., and chose K. W. Shenk. esq., te act
as president for the present year, and W.
Leanian, esq., te act as secretary and treas
urer, after which the beard adjourned.
Yesterday afternoon the new church
edifice recently erected en the southeast
corner of East Chestnut and Sherman
streets for the use of the Old Meimeuite
denomination was formally dedicated in
the presence of an immense congregation.
Leng before the hour announced for the
commencement of the services, every seat
in the house was occupied, and by the time
the exercises began the aisles were
standing full, the basement was crowded,
and hundreds could net gain admittance.
The service consisted of preaching, prayer
and singing. Hew Christian Herr preached
in German and I lev. Ames Herr and Rev.
Jacob Brubakerin English. Rev. Charles
llestetter and ether ministers who were
present made brief addresses. Notwith
standing the crowded condition of the
church, the best kind of order was main
tained and the closest attention paid te the
The new church is a substantial brick
.structure 40 by (iO feet, and is located en
a piece of ground donated for the pur
pose by Mr. C. II. Lefevre of this city.
Fer the present pleaching will be held
only once in four weeks, but it is likely
that ere long arrangements will be made
for mere frequent meetings.
iSeiug te Cincinnati.
Mr. Willis B. Musser resigned his posi
tion as pajing teller of the Farmers" na
tional bank this morning and leaves Lan
caster te-night for Cincinnati, where he
will henceforth make his home and where
he has accepted a position in the house of
Mehr, Mehr & Ce., wholesale rectifiers and
distillers. Mr. Musser will have
charge of the extensive banking and
financial interests of the firm and of" their
correspondence a position for which he
has eminent qualifications. During his
residence in this city .Mr. Musser gained a
very wide circle of friends, and his superior
business qualifications and rare personal
accomplishments make his less felt
keenly in social circles and much deplored
by the management of the institution with
which he was connected. His friends,
however, are glad te knew that their less
is his gain, and that his acceptance of the
new position tendered him involves greater
advantages and mere enlarged opportuni
ties than are likely te present themselves
"Syke " and the "Owl ".linn.
Mr. Wiley, of the management
of the "Syke" show iu the south'
eastern corner of Centre square, says
that for several days Harry Gallagher, bar
ber and publisher of the revived Oirl, has
been making improper advances te his
wife, also a member of the "Syke'
company. These approaches culminated
in Gallagher sending a note this morn
ing te Mrs. Wiley, at the Black Herse
hotel, where all the parties beard, intimat
ing that if she was tired of the show bust
ncss he would pay her beard. She, like a
dutiful woman, showed it te her husband,
who at neon te-day called upon Gallagher
for an apology. He refused te make it.
even under threats of being "mashed,'
whereupon Wiley went at him and gave
him a rather severe pummelling in the side
room of the hotel. The affair created con
siderable excitement for a time.
The City Aldermen's Hills.
The following aldermen of the city pre
sented their December bills te the county
commissioners te-day. They were made
out in the form heretofore used, no atten
tion having been paid te the late order of
the county commissioners relative te a
mere detailed statement of their charges.
The bills were paidnevertheless, the com
missioners deeming it unfair te compel
the aldermen te make out the detailed
bills at such short notice. Following are
the bills presented and paid :
Wm. B. Wiley, 2d ward $ 10 50
J. K. Barr, "d ward l'!8 05
A. IC. Spurrier, 4th ward 10'! 85
A. F. Dennelly, 7th ward 05 !)0
P. Dennelly, 8th ward 42 40
Adam Delict, Otli ward 5 15
Alderman McConeniy's bill has net yet
been presented. AldermenTGoed and Jack
never have bills at least "hardly ever.'
About !) o'clock this morning as Jehn
II. Miller, prison inspector, was driving en
East King street, near Middle, his horse
shied at a lime box and ran the buggy in
which Mr. Miller was riding against a
truck-wagon. Se violent was the shock
that both the front wheels of the buggy
were broken and the hind axle bent. Mr.
Miller escaped injury, as the horse after
the accident steed perfectly still until he
get out of the wreck.
On Saturday evening when the Harris
burg express .stepped at Parkesburg the
conductor was se busy looking after some
ladies that the brakeman, unknown te the
conductor, signaled the train off, and it
left the conductor behind, running te At
glen without missing him. He telegraphed
thither from Parkesburg, and the train
had te be run back for him, considerable
delay being caused by somcliedy's blun
der. Gene te Flerida.
Mrs. Rhoads, Mrs. Shrcincr, 3Iis:-j Mary
Shrciner, Jehn V'. Jacksen? and M. Zahm
left Lancaster te-day for their winter se
jeurn in Flerida. They will step at Jack
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