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LANCASTER DAiLt INTELUGENGER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1880.
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WEDNESDAY FVENING, APRIL 7, 1880.
The opinion of the court in the dis
barment matter has a geed deal te say
about "distributive justice," andnodeubt
it is a very excellent thing te talk about
when you don't want people te knew
very clearly what you are driving at or
when you don't knew yourself. The dif
ference between justice generally and
distributive justice in particular, prob
ably could be pointed out ; but, it is safe
te say, that until it is nobody is likely te
see it. It is possibly a particular quality
of justice, though it would seem te be
rather a particular quantity ; still, quan
tity and quality may be mixed up in the
construction of distributive justice by
the possible fact that only a certain
quality will " distribute ;" te distribute,
meaning in this case te spread, te Hew
all around, te scatter. "We de net knew
that we are a success as a definition
manufacturer, but, knowing the profound
learning of our court, we are sure that
it would net use a term which
it did net understand and which
is net pregnant with meaning, whether
it manufactured or borrowed it. Se,
clearly, distributive justice is a particu
lar and very fine kind of the article in the
opinion of our court ; and we are anxious
te knew why it has recommended itself
te it se highly ; we are solicitous te gath
er its meaning and detect its merit.
The court maintains that " it is abso
lutely necessary te the advancement or
due administration of distributive jus
tice" that the law be construed te deny
" te an officer of this court the right te
publish articles impeaching its official
character and thereby destroying confi
dence in it and learning the community
te disregard its official decrees." We are
fend of quoting from this opinion.
There is se much feed for thought in
it. It is wonderfully interesting te us te
get at its thought ; and te find that it
hasn't any that anybody else ever had.
The idea that it is the publication of the
wrongful acts of emission and commis
sion en the part of the court that loses it
the confidence of the community, and
net the acts themselves, is one of these
The thought of the court here is that
the publication of its wrongful acts in
terferes with the advancement or admin
istration of distributive justice; that is
just what it says. And this gives us the
court's idea of distributive justice ; it
seems te be some such sort of justice as
that practised by the forty thieves, or
the brigands of olden times, who
took from the rich and distributed
te the peer, what they didn't want
te keep themselves. But it can't be
quite se peculiar a kind of justice as
this that our court refers te. It may
only mean by distributive justice a sort
that must be applied with discrimina
tion. Ter instance, the judges must be
at liberty te overlook their own delin
quencies and these of their friends, and
be expected te distribute the penalties of
the law only te outsiders. Thus it comes
that the editors of the Intelligencer
have fallen under the ban of Patterson's
distributive justice, while the lawyers
who lied their clients out of the hands of
the law get none of the shower. It
didn't distribute in their direction this
time. The nozzle was held the ether
If people who have been amazed that
we have been disbarred for inviting the
court's attention te the delinquency of
its officers, and suggesting that the law
be turned against them, will just try te
comprehend this theory of distributive
justice, they will plainly see that
it only strikes where the court
wants it te ; and that under this practice
nobody will ever get hurt who has a
friend at court. It reminds one some
what of the practice in the national
Heuse of Representatives in securing the
eve of the speaker. Theoretically the
first man up secures the fleer, but prac-
ticallvhe mav tret un every hour of
cverv dav and never he recognized. The
speaker recognizes whom he pleases. Se
does the court that practises distributive
justice. Yeu may rotten egg it and it
won't mind it if it don't want te ; or you
may simply smile a childlike smile in its
face and it will promptly disbar
you for contempt, if it feels like it. Dis
tributive justice would be synonymous
with injustice but that there is this dis
tinction maintained: these who suffer
from it are supposed te deserve what
they get; while these who deserve te suf
fer and don't, are simply lucky. There
is plenty of distributive justice in the
world. In truth most of it is of
that character ; and in despotic gov
ernments all of it. "We feel prompt
ed te say te our geed Judge Patterson,
as the fend father said in ' Our Beys"
last night te his son, whom he wanted
te call a here, " "What a Nere
you are !" Our great judge is a
here when he gets en his old white
horse but what a Nere en the bench !
President-making gees bravely en
all ever the country and we hear of dele
gates being elected daily in this interest
or that interest, or in no interest. The
blessed diversity of sentiment which
reigns is a healthy sign. Unit rules and
instructions, and the ether devices of
huckstering politicians are getting less
and less power te bind, and everybody
seems te prefer honest and intelligent
representatives without instructions te
stupid and tricky ones, locked and label
ed for the use of trading politicians and
Judge Patterson is quietly polling
the people as te whether his opinion "or
McClure's" is the stronger. "We anx
iously wait te hear the result of the can
vass. Submit it te the next Republican
primary and let Mentzer put up the
Installment Ne. 2 of the press
opinions en Judge Patterson's patent
law comprises about one-tenth of the
matter of that kind that we have clipped
from our exchanges for future publica'j
tien. There is mere than " one mere
opinion" te be yet delivered.
What Harper' Weekly says .ubeut
unit rules is as applicable te one party
as the ether.
Gamcetta has had te leave off smoking
and Bismarck te abandon beer.
Patti's libel suit against the St. Leuis
Pett Dispatch was dismissed yesterday at
A meeting of colored citizens of Mobile
yesterday telegraphed General Grant, in
viting him te visit that city, and he at
once forwarded his acceptance.
Mrs. Jehn C. Fremont, who is in "Wash,
ingten, has white hair and a complexion
like a girl's, with sparkling eyes and a
merry laugh. An eminent artist says that
she has the prettiest hand he ever saw.
Mr. James T. Fields's Bosten house,
which he has occupied for a quarter of a
century, contains 10,000 volumes. He has
many literary curiosities, including origi
nal manuscripts by Thackeray. Dickens,
Yesterday morning Rebert A. Saunders,
stone mason, of Liberty Greve, Cecil ceun
ty, Md., while removing the wall of a well
at Rising Sun, slipped from the curb and
fell headlong te the bottom. lie lived two
hours after being taken out. He was a
man of family.
The Unitarians of "Washington, D. C,
have arranged te celebrate the centennial
birth of Dr. Cilynnine, one of their most
eminent divines, by holding services te-day,
at which Senators Hear and Hamlin, Rep
resentatives Loring, Robinson and Davis,
of California, will deliver addresses. Mr.
Justice Miller, of the supreme court, is te
Miss Adelaide Neilson has gene te
the "White Sulphur springs, Virginia, for
a week's rest. She had played one hun
dred and three nights consecutively. She
says that the season with her is by no
means ended. After a week in Philadel
phia she will go te New Yerk for a month
at Beeth's theatre, and thence te San
Francisce. She will sail for England next
Lord BEACOXsnnr.n's humor is very
keenly appreciated in England both by
friends and fees. Going into his break
fast room one morning, he found one of his
guests looking for a newspaper. " "What
arc you looking for?" he asked. "Well,
I was loekiug for a paper." "A paper?
Oh, I don't take any papers. Mrs. Dis
rael, I believe, takes the Court Journal.
But de you want te see anything in par
ticular?'' "Yes; I rather wished te"
"Well, there's my butler takes in the
Daily Telegraph ; he's a tremendous Radi
cal, and I dare say he likes te see his mas
ter thoroughly well abused."
It is "officially" given out that the fare
from this city te Cincinnati, for persons
attending the Democratic national con
vention, going and return, will be $21,40.
A Jersey engineer has been discharged
for saying that a red-nosed man looked
blue. The superintendent remarked it was
the worst case of color blindness that he
had ever known en the read.
The only Democratic convention this
week is that of Iowa. Edward Campbell,
jr., chairman of the state committee is a
strong Tilden man, but holds that, in view
of the fact that the Dcmeciatic paity can
have no hope of carrying the state, it
would be improper for them te instruct
their delegates te Cincinnati for any can
didate. The New Yerk Star, Jehn Kelly's paper,
prints a special from its Washington cor
respondent, who says he has most positive
and trustworthy assurances that Samuel
J. Tilden has virtually retired from the
presidential nice, although announcement
of the fact is deferred for the present. It
appears the reason given for Tilden's re
tirement is ill-health. He is reported te
have concluded te ask his friends te
quietly conselidato their strength in favor
of Henry B. Payne, of Ohie.
Senater Blaine is in receipt of a tele
gram advising him that the delegates elect
ed te the Ohie state Republican conven
tion from the county of Jeffersen en Sat
urday last were instructed te vote for a
Blaine delegation te the Chicago conven
tion. This is the first county convention
held in Ohie. Dr. L'pdegraff, in whose
congressional district Jeffersen county is
located, says that while it may be true
that the Jeffersen county delegates are
instructed for Blaine, that they will first
vote for a Sherman delegation.
A remarkable coincidence in the deaths
almost at the same hour, at about the same
advanced age, of Mr. Rebert M. McCurdy
and Mr. Herman D. Aldrick, who were
fellow clerks and partners together during
many years, and who retired together from
business with ample fortunes, occurred
yesterday in New Yerk. In their lives
they were pleasantly united throughout
many public enterprises and private plans
of beneficence, and while each was ignorant
of the ether's approaching dissolution
they were net in their deaths divided. It
is announced that there will he a joint
The Unit Rule.
The system of binding delegations te a
nominating convention by what is called
the unit rule is fatal te the object of such
a convention, which is intended te be a
deliberative council. Representatives of
party sentiment and personal preference
in every part of the country, and in every
district of every state, aie te meet and
compare views anu te consult upon tne
wisest course of action. The majority
will of course finally decide what that
action shall be, but the decision of the
majority can be acceptable and satisfac
tory only after the fullest and fairest con
sideration of differing opinions. Such
consideration is impossible if every delega
tion comes bound by instructions,and forced
te vote as a unit. If this condition
ii net universal, and there arc also unin
structed and unbound delegations that is,
if there are delegations which are, as all
such delegations should be, perfectly free
and independent te act as seems te be
wisest under the actual circumstances
still the padlocked delegations give a few
intriguing matiagers an unfair and dis dis dis
propertianed power. The unit rule and
the system of instructions are devised in
the interest of merely personal politics,
and net in that of the welfare of the party.
If the party prosperity and success
be the true object te be sought
by all honorable means in the nom
inating convention, then obviously a bare
majority in the-convention of any state
ought net te seek te smother the view of a
minority in the state, which, uniting with
the majority of another state, might change
the result. The trust cemitted te the con
vention is that of the Republcan party at
large. The delegates sit in the convention
as individuals. If -a majority of them,
" voting their own sentiments," nominate
A, of B, or C, he must be considered te be
the representative of the majority senti
ment of the whole party.
The delegates from Venango county te
the Democratic state convention were
chosen yesterday. The senatorial delegate
and two out of the three representative
delegates are claimed as Tilden men.
The Democratic senatorial conference of
the Thirty-first district, has elected Wm.
McConnell, of Juniata county, senatorial
delegate, with instructions te support
Hancock for president.
About two hundred persons left the
Cumberland valley yesterday for Kansas
and Nebraska, in which states they pro
pose te settle. The bulk of the emigrants
were furnished by Chambersburg and Car
A violent storm at Huntingdon, en Sun
day evening, lasting twenty minutes, did
much damage te property. The tin roels
of the St. James's hotel and the Miller
house were tern off, one of the turrets of
the Lutheran church was blown down,
and the car works in West Huntingdon
were partially destroyed.
Yesterday morning, about 9 o'clock,
one of the scholars of the Sanders pub
lic school, Dillwyn and Callowhill streets,
Philadelphia, en entering the directars'
room, en the second fleer, found the jan
itor, Geerge Duncan, lying upon his back
and apparently intoxicated. But he had
killed himself with laudanum in grief
ever his wife's death.
Michael Rambo, a Hatboro carpenter,
died en Snnday from the effects of a fall
from the new house of S. J. Garner, of that
borough. Geerge W. Leschner, another
Hatboro carpenter, fell dead from heart
disease en Monday, while working en a
new building of R. J. Debbins, at Jcnkin Jcnkin
tewn. Thoughts en the death of Mr. Ram
bo probably had something te de with the
death of Mr. Leschner.
The Democratic city convention met
in Harrisburg last night and selected O. J.
Hilligas,. as representative delegate from
Harrisburg te the state convention. The
president of the convention was authorized
te present the name of William O'Brien te
the county convention, as the city's choice
for senatorial delegate. The vote for rep
resentative delegate was 19 for Hilligas,
anti-Tilden, te 4 for James McCleastcr,
In the Democratic county committee of
Bradford county Rebert A. 1'ackcrwas
elected senatorial delegate te the state
convention and Jeseph Powell, Jehn Par
sons and Jehn Baldwin representative del
egates. Resolutions were unanimously
adopted recommending Edward Herrick,
of Bradford, present chief clerk in the
office of the auditor general, as "a sterling
Democrat, of unquestioned integrity and
ability," and presenting his name as a can
didate for auditor general. The delega
tion is evenly divided between the two
branches of the Democracy.
A ViiRY SAO CASE.
A Yeungr Lady Who Leses Her Beauty and
Grace by un AccMent Attempts
In Karns City, Miss Sarah Campbell, a
young and beautiful lady, attempted self
destruction last week. While sleigh rid
ing last winter she was thrown
from the sleigh and sustained in
juries from which she never fully re
covered, and which left her in a con
dition of comparative helplessness. Frem a
bright, animated and vivacious girl she was
reduced te a state bordering en imbecility,
but yet se sensitive that a kind administra
tion only made her feel mere keenly her
dependence. In this frame of mind she
loitered in the parlor a few evenings age,
after her parents had retired, premising te
fellow as seen as she had slacked the lire.
When her mother rose en the follow
ing morning and had prepared break
fast, she called Sarah, and getting no re
sponse she entered her room, but the girl
whs net there, nor was her couch disturb
ed. Search was at once instituted, and at
a late hour in the evening her almost life
less body was found in a coal bank lying
in a peel of bleed, about a mile from the
house. With a jack-knife she had attempted
te cut her threat and had made a terrible
gash, from which the bleed flowed copi
ously. She was carried te her home, where
she new lies in a critical condition, with
the chances of life very much against her.
A MEDICAL CURIOSITY.
An Indian Bey With Transposed Liver and
Dr. Jehn n. Lemen, of New Albany,
was recently called te see a thirteen-year-old
boy, the son of a farmer named Beeth,
residing two miles west of the city, who
was represented by the messenger as being
afflicted with " falling spells," which came
upon him en close confinement or ap
plication either at work or study. The doc
tor made an examination of his pa
tient, and found te his surprise that the
lad's heart was upon the right side, and
his liver upeu the left side, thus reversing
the ordinary anatomy et nature. Occa
sionally similar cases are mentioned in the
medical books, but the instances arc very
rare. Seme of the peculiarities resulting
from this malformation may be of inter
est : The boy, when confined in the house,
becomes very nervous and restive, and
often falls as in a faint. On this account
he cannot be sent te school. Applica
tion te books at home produces the same
results, and any sudden excitement, cither
from fright or labor, will cause these faint
ing spells. The boy spends most of his
time out of doers hunting in the weeds
and fields for squirrels and birds, and has
become very expert in the use of the gun.
He is very cautious in his movements,
never suffering himself te become wearied
from hunting, but when feels the least
tired sitting down and resting. The boy's
general health is very geed, but he has net
the vitality usually found in boys of his
A WEST POINT OUTRAGE.
Colored Cadet Whittaker Bound by Masked
Men and His .Cars Mutilated.
At 6 o'clock yesterday morning Jehnsen
C. Whittaker, a colored cadet of West
Point, class of 1870, was found bound hand
and feet in his room at the barracks, with
a piece of one car cut off and the ether ear
slit and his head bruised. Whittaker
made a statement te a reporter, in which
he said three masked men entered
his room some time after midnight and
jumped en him as he lay in bed. lie strug
gled, but was choked and pounded, and
told if he made a noise he would he a dead
man. They then tied his hands and feet,
and placed him en the fleer and tied his
feet te the bedstead. One said: "Let's
mark him like they de hogs down Seuth."
They then cut the lower part of his left
ear off and slit the lobe of the ether ear
two or three times, and, again cautioning
him net te " hallo," they left the room.
An Indian club was found near him
smeared with bleed. Twe of the men were
dark clothes and a third light gray, and all
were black masks. Whittaker had received
a warning en Sunday te keep awake.
There is as yet no clue te the perpetrators,
though the commandant has been investi
gating all day. Whittaker was found in a
half unconscious condition, but he is new
able te walk around and converse. Each
member of the cadet corps has been ques
tioned about the occurrence. General
Schefield and Commandant Luzelle are in
vestigating the affair. It is believed that
the outrage was committed by cadets.
The charter election in Schenectady, N.
Y., yesterday, resulted in the choice of-all
the Democratic candidates except assessor.
THE NEWSPAPERS SPEAKIN& OUT.
The Second Installment of Their Opinions.
His English and His Logic.
New Yerk Sun, Ind.
Messrs A. J. Steinman and W. U. Hensel
of Lancaster, in the state of Pennsylvania,
are attorneys at law, and also the editors
of a local newspaper, in which tney publish
ed an article that displeased a local judge,
Patterson by name. This judge thereupon
ordered them te show cause why they
should net be punished for contempt, and
why their names should net be stricken
from the roll of attorneys. They made
answer, in substance,, that they had com
mitted no contempt, and that they could
net he called te acceuut and punished as
attorneys for what they had written and
published as editors in geed faith and for
the public geed ; that if Judge Patterson
felt aggrieved the courts were open te him
as te any ether citizen in like case.
After taking a long time te think ever it,
Judge Patterson en Saturday filed his
opinion. The Judge's English is en a par
with his logic. With such grace as he can
he backs out of his absurd position in the
matter of the alleged contempt, but argues
at great length and with tiresome reitera
tion that in publishing what they did about
his official conduct he wouldn't have
minded, he says, if they had said things
about him as an individual they violated
their oaths as attorneys, and have made it
his painful but imperative duty te disbar
them. Here is a sample passage of the
"An attorney-at-law of the largest expe
rience, the loftiest talents and most unex
ceptionable character, when he seeks a
new forum te conduct a trial, is obligated
te take the prescribed oath for attorneys
before he is permitted te be heard
in that court in behalf of his client.
This required oath, or one similar in
spirit is as ancient as the common law it
self, and te punish for an open violation of
that obligation has always been held as in
cidental te a grant of judicial power.
Hence, can it be seriously urged that that
answer can be accepted te go in excuse of
this misbehavior in office by tnese re
spondents? That because an attorney-at-law
is at the same time an editor of a
public paper, that the latter calling and
engaging in the duties of it emancipates
him from all the obligations his oath as an
attorney implies ? That while within the
four walls of the court chamber that obli
gation is binding,but the moment he steps
without its wall the obligation is cancelled
the legal and moral obligation no longer
exists ? The utterance itself of the propo prepo
sition shows its wickedness and its felly."
Accordingly, Judge Patterson orders the
names of Messrs. Hensel and Steinman te
be stricken from the roll of attorneys,
graciously intimating, however, that their
restoration "rests entirely with them
selves." Te this offer of mercy the lawyer-editors
reply in their newspaper that
they prefer te stand en their rights as
citizens, and are going te test the extent
of these rights in the court of last resort.
A Usurpation of Power.
Harrisburg Patriot, Deiu.
The editors of the Lancaster Intelli
eesceu, who are practicing lawyers at the
Lancaster bar, have been stricken from
the list of attorneys at that bar by a decree
of that court. In making the decree the
court based its action en an article that ap
peared in the Intelligencer which iu the
judgment of the court reflected en the in
tegrity of Judge Patterson. The article in
question related te a matter in which
neither of the editors was interested cither
privately or as an attorney. Therefore
the motive of the editors could net have
been a selfish one and the article must
have been inspired by a simple desire te
promote the public geed. While news
papers should be careful net te inter
fete in any way with the administration of
justice in the courts, it is certainly an un
warranted assumption of power en the
pait of a judge te attempt te inflict sum
mary punishment en editors who are
practicing at the bar of his court Im
printing in their journal a criticism of his
conduct en the bench. Lawyers who arc
editors have the same right as ether per
sons who are editors. Judge Patter
son could net have inflicted the pun
ishment he has chosen te administer
in this case, upon ether editors net mem
bers of his bar had they written of him
precisely what appeared in the Intelli
gencer. His remedy would in that case
have been an action for libel, and that is
the remedy he ought te have pursued
against the editors of the Intelligencer.
We de net believe the supreme court will
sustain Judge Patterson in this matter.
If it should the practice of the legal pro
fession and the business of editing a
newspaper will become utterly incompati
ble. Foer Judge Patterson.
Reading Eagle, Ind.
It is amusing te read the arguments of
Judge Patterson, of Lancaster, for his
judgment in striking Messrs. Steinman and
Hensel from the of attorneys of his court.
It will be remembered that Messrs. Stein
man and Hensel are the editors of the
Lancaster Intelligencer, and as editors
criticised the action of Judge Patterson's
court, which, under the law, they had a
right te de. This criticism enraged Judge
Patterson, and he entered rules en them
te show cause why they should net be ad
judged guilty of contempt and disbarred
from practicing law.
His decision dismissing the rule for con
tempt and disbarring them from practicing
law is remarkable for many things, among
which is its general muddy character, its
vagueness, excuses, apologies, vengeance,
and a lack of law and reason te support its
conclusions. The people like a manly
judge, hate tyranny and small things.
However, Judge Patterson has distinguish
ed himself by this opinion, and in the ages
yet te come, if he had net delivered it, he
would have been utterly unknown. This
opinion, hewpver, will preserve his fame,
but what kind of fame ?
De Jurldibus Nil Nisi Benuin.
Philadelphia Ledger, Ind.
If the supicme court shall affirm Judge
Patterson's (Lancaster) decision disbarring
two attorneys of his court, who are editors
of the Lancaster Intelligencer, because,
as editors, they harshly criticised his ju
dicial acts, it will be notice te all practis
ing lawyeis te keep out of newspaper alli
ances. They must keep out, or print noth
ing but what is agreeable te the iudircs.
or be in readiness te be thrown ever the
Healthy ter Belters.
Lancaster is new the most prolific field
for belters. There was a sort of a hurri
cane belt against Mr. Bering, the machine
candidate for mayor at the February elec
tion, and Bering paid the debt en Monday
by belting against the belters and electing
Democrats and irregulars te the city offices.
Pretty much the whole Republican party
of the county has belted from the Grant
machine that filched the delegates te Chi
cago, and they will make a merry score
about the 2'id of May. Indeed, se infec
tious has the belting atmosphere become
that it has reached and impressed the Lan
caster bench, where Judge Patterson has
belted against law, justice dignity, fidel
ity and common sense by disbarring a pair
of editors. We believe that thus far the
parsons have escaped, but they are only
men and there's no telling hew seen they
may be dragged into the belting whirlwind.
IHK 8ECKET B-IISD WITH HER.
Tragic End of an Unhappy Teang Weniaa.
A Shelbyville. Indiana, correspondent of
the Cincinnati OazetU says that at neon en
Saturday, Miss Ella Angleton, aged 20
years, committed suicide by blowing her
brains out with a revolver. The scene of
the sad occurrence was in a piece of weeds
adjoining the place of Mrs. Betsy McCar
ty, in the neighborhood known as the
Slough, some six miles southwest of
here, and one mile in the same
direction from St. Jehn Switch. The
cause which led the young lady te commit
se rash an act is surrounded by mystery
and will likely remain se. The rumors
that are afloat are te the effect that she
killed herself in a fit of jealousy, caused
by the young man who had been keeping
her company acting as the escort of another
young lady te a party that was held in the
neighborhood. A gentleman who resides
near the place where the tragedy was en
acted said Miss Angleton went te the party
mentioned in company with Mr. Rebert
McCarty, the young man who has been
paying her his attentions for mere than
two years, thus disposing of the thought
that her act was caused by jealousy. The
young woman had been at the house of
Mrs. McCarty most of the time for
several days. Starting home she went
through the weeds pasture, no doubt for
the seclusion which it afforded her of
carrying out the deed. When found she
was dead, with a revolver by her side with
one chamber empty, the missing ball being
in the top of her head. In order te make
her work sure she placed the weapon iu
her mouth, sending the leaden missile
through her brain. The body was dis
covered by Charlie Scheffcl, who imme
diately notified the coroner, who proceed
ed te held an inquest. Had the girl a
voice in the proceedings, a tale might be
told that would shake the quietude of the
community. The mother of the girl is a
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Chauncey Newton, of the Cincinnati
Enquirer staff, died at Mount Auburn yes
terday. The New Yerk state fair will be held
September 13 en the grounds between Al
bany and Trey.
Dr. Sears has decided te move the Pea
body, Nermal school from Nashville te
An oscillatory earthquake, having a di
rection from northeast te southeast ec
curred at the City of Mexico en the 19th
ultimo, and was also felt in ether places.
Samuel Hill, convicted at Atlanta, Ga.,
and sentenced te the penitentiary for life
for killing his wife's seducer, has been ad
judged a lunatic and he will be sent te the
KenaH's saw mills, in Orange county,
"Virginia, were burned en Monday night by
an incendiary Ure, including two engines,
saws and machinery and several thousand
feet of lumber.
The New Yerk court of appeals has re
fused new trials in the cases of Pictro Bal Bal
bae, the wife murderer, audChastiuc Cox,
the mulatto ; they will probably be hanged
upon the same scaffold.
Township elections were held through"
out Michigan en Monday, with some thirty
city elections. The returns generally in
dicate Republican gains and a decided
falling off in the Greenback vote.
The Chicago city election yesterday was
entirely without political significance. Of
fourteen councilmen elected seven are
Democrats, six Republican and one Social
ist from the Fourteenth ward.
Twe young colored men, David 3Ioeic
and Geerge Jenkins, quarreled at Londen.
Out., en Monday night about a girl. Moere
diew a jack-knife and plunged it into Jen
kins' breast, inflicting a dangereus wound.
The Indians who were driven into a ra
vine by three companies of the Second
cavalry, thirty-live miles south of Ferry
Point, Mentana, escaped after two of them
had been captured. General Miles is new
en the ground.
As .the hourly train from Providence, R.
I., for Lonsdale was going out yesterday
morning two boys, Jehn T. Delan, jr., aged
8 years, and Michaal Murray, G years old,
were struck by the locemotivo and dan
The New Treasury Management.
Hen. Samuel Butler, the state treasurer
elect, has completed the selection of his
subordinates in the treasury department
and has made them public. They are as
fellows : Chief clerk and cashier, William
Livcsey, of Pittsburgh ; clerk II. C. Greena
walt, of Franklin county ; G. H. Beidle
man, of Wyoming ; and Captain Themas
A. Rcilcy, of Cumberland ; messenger,
Jehn A. Scott, of Ceatesvillc, Chester coun
ty ; watchman, Oliver Reynolds, of West
Chester. The last named is a colored man,
who was strongly supported by Messrs.
rerten and Wears, of Philadelphia, Mr.
Nesbit, of Pittsburgh, and ether leading
colored Republicans. Mr. Livesey is new
of the tax office, in Pittsburgh ; Mr. Grccn
awalt is a member of the Legislature from
Franklin county, and was one of Mr. But
ler's personal friends in the Heuse.
A Man Sheets Himself Three Times.
Abraham Brencman, a well-to-de and
respectable citizen of Elizabethtown, at
tempted te commit suicide yesterday after
noon by sheeting himself with a revolver.
He ledged two balls in his body and one in
one of his legs, and his wounds are se seri
ous that it is feared he cannot recover.
Doctors Trcichlcr and Blaugh are attend
ing him and doing all that can be done te
save his life.
Ne reason is given for the rash act,
though temporary insanity is supposed te
be the cause. Mr. Breneman is a man of
about forty years of age, has a wife and
several children, owns a geed farm in Co Ce Co
ney township and a hemein-Elizabcth. He
ewes some debts but is net supposed te be
seriously involved. Indeed, within a few
days past, he has been engaged in paying
of debts and othcrwise settling up his
earthly affairs, as though he had premedi
This morning between 7 and 8 o'clock,
as the horses attached te the Lancaster
and Millersville street car were standing
along the Pennsylvania railroad in this
city, they were scared by locomotives
which entered opposite ends of the depot
at the same time. The horses reared,
plunged and fell upon the curbstone,
slightly hurting themselves and badly
tearing their harness, but doing no ether
Fell Frem a Wagen.
Yesterday William Scheurcubrand,in the
employ of the Philadelphia and Reading
express company, was delivering goods
with the large two-horse wagon. While
standing in the rear end of the wagon the
horses gave a sudden start and Mr. S.
was thrown out. He alighted en his head
and shoulders and was severely bruised.
He is able te be at work te-day, but is
rather stiff and sere.
By the Chestnut Street Company.
Last evening Mr. H. J. Byren's comedy
entitled " Our Beys" was played in the
opera house by Gemmill & Bunn's, Chest
nut street theatre company of Philadel
phia. The audience was of geed size but
was net as large as it should have been.
The performance, was excellent and there
has net been a company here for some time,
which gave the satisfaction that the Chest
nut did last night. The comedy has been
given here before. It contains plenty of
pleasant humor and wit, and is said te be
one of the best of Byren's pieces The
honors of the evening were carried off by
Mr. Geerge H. Griffiths and Mr. Charles
Stanley. Mr. Griffiths as Pcrkyn Middle
wick, the retired butter-man, gave a most
admirable performance. Mr. Stanley per
sonated Talbot Champneys, a young man of
the "se clever, you knew," style, with
great success. He acted the part in a very
easy manner, apparently without any
effort, and assumed the Dundreary style
te the end, notwithstanding the fact that
he becomes very peer before the clese of
the play. J. H. Andersen appeared as
Charles Middleicick, the son of the butter
man, and friend and companion te Talbot.
His acting was very fair, as was that of
Ernest Bartram as 5t Geoffrey Champneys.
Misses Lillic Glever and Annie Fex,
personated JTar Melrose ami Violet Melrose
in charming style, while the remaining
members of the company sustained their
characters in a highly satisfactory manner.
The costumes of the company were rich
and handsome and the stage setting was
Events Acress the County Line.
Samuel McKinney, a married laborer
from Lebanon, aged 20 years,' was mortal
ly wounded in Harrisburg yesterday. He
had attempted te beard a moving train
and was struck by a signal pest, thrown
under the cars and had his right leg cut off
close te the groin and the left one below
Wm. Clark, of West Geshcu township,
Chester county, owns a shoat pig that was
born without ears. It presents a strange
On Monday F. II. Ghcen, of West Ches
ter, sold a cow that had given birth te a
fine calf in the morning about five o'clock.
The following morning the same cow
added an additional calf te her family a
most unusual occurrence. Beth calves arc
The Reading Eagle learns that "a num.
ber of Lebanon county tobacco greweis
sold their last year's ciep te a Lancaster
county party, who drove around from farm
te farm and bought up the weed. After
they had sold, some thought they had sold
tee cheaply, se they commenced te water
the tobacco after putting it in the hoses
and before weighing. It is said that some
had watered se much that it actually ran
out of the bottom of the cars after being
leaded. We understand that they have
also learned that the Lancaster parties did
net care about paying for water, and they
have been decked in some instances, ever
half of the weight, net alone for water,
hut for damaging the tobacco. One party
had sent a lead en the wagon te Laucastcr
and had te take it home again, net re
ceiving a single offer en account of its
Very interesting services were held at
the Baptist church yesterday afternoon
and evening, the occasion being the set
ting apart te the gospel ministry of the
pastor-elect, Rev. William Morrison. Dur
ing the afternoon a council, composed of
delegates representing eight Baptist
churches, convened, and subjected Mr.
Morrison te a very rigid examination
touching his Christian experience, call te
the ministry, and vievs of Bible doctrine.
The examination was eminently
satisfactory. The public exercises
were held in the evening, the scriptures
being read by Rev. J. B. Seule, of Lancas
ter, prayer by Rev. T. Snow, of Pcnning Pcnning
tenvillc. The ordination sermon, being a
clear and powerful presentation of the
doctrine of atonement, was preached by
Rev. Dr. Wm. Cathcart. The erdainiiur
prayer was offered by R'cv. Dr. Spratt, of
Pennsylvania educational society. The
hand of fellowship was extended te Mr.
Morrison by Rev. J. T. Judd, of Harris
burg. The charge te the pastor-elect was
given by Rev. Dr. E. W. Bliss, of Willis
town, and the charge te the church by
Rev. J. O. Critchlow, late pastor of the
church, new of Gcrmantewn. Altogether
the meetings were very interesting, and
Rev. Mr. Morrison certainly begins his
work in this city under very encouraging
List of Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the postefficc for the
week ending Monday, April 5 :
Ladies1 List : Kate Bender, Martha
Kicffer, Mrs. Jacob L. Landis, Miss
Luncke ( for. ), Lizzie Martin, Maggie
M. Reillic, Mrs. Elizabeth Rinere, Mrs.
Mary A. Shenck, Mrs. Frank E. Shaub,
Sue Steinmetz, Mrs. A. Thompson.
Gents' List : Basch & Fischer, J. M. P.
Cooper, J. C. Kauffman, Dr. B. Lcmmen,
Jee Landis, Jacob Lcntze ( for. ), James
Montgomery, Frank Potts, William Pull
man, James II. Rader, Dr. C. C. Sea Sea Sea
broeke, Lawrence Smith, William Stott,
Wm. P. Thompson (for.), Christian Ul
mer, Harry Witmcr, Capt. J. Whitney.
Philadelphia North American, Rep.
The defeated Republican candidate for
the mayoralty at Lancaster has fully justi
fied the distrust shown by these Republi
cans who joined in electing his Democratic
competitor; for he has aptly illustrated
the rule or ruin principle by which the ex
istence of rings is kept up, in aiding the
Democracy te secure the majority of the
city officials. It is net at all likely that
the interests of the city of Lancaster will
be jeopardized by the result, but Mr.
Bering has certainly proved his Republi
canism te be of that easy kind that is en
tirely dependent upon the share of the
leaves and fishes that it procures for him-
The Democratic Ward Meetings.
The Democratic primary meetings in the
several wards this evening are te be held
for the purpose of making general nomina
tions for county committeemen and dele
gates te the county convention te be voted
for en Saturday evening. The ward com
mitteemen are requested te leave complete
lists of the nominations at the Intelli Intelli
ebncbb office by 10 a. m. en Thursday.
An Interesting Meeting In Columbia.
The regular stated meeting of the Lan
caster city and county medical society is
being held in the opera house, CelumbirJ
te-day. All the trains running into Co
lumbia bring delegates, and at this writ
ing, 12:45 p. m., there are upwards of ene
hundred physicians, representing all seci
tiens of the county and stute, aud also a
large representation from Maryland.
Other points yet te hear from willswi J
the number largely. The morning session
convened at 10:30 o'clock, and in the ab
sence of the regular president, Dr. J.
A. Thompson, who is lying danger
ously ill at home in Wrightsville,
Dr. A. 31. Miller, first vice president, of
Bird-in-Hand, occupied the presidential
chair, and Dr. P. J. Roebuck, of Lititz,
was elected vice president pre tem. After
the election of temporary officers. Dr.
D. I. Bruncr, senior physician of Colum
bia, was introducel and dclivcred the fol
lowing address of welcome :
Mr. President and Gentlemen : This
stated meeting of the Lancaster city and
county medical society has been convened
in this hall for the especial purpose of re
ceiving aud communing with our friends
of ether medical societies. The physicians
of Columbia and neighborhood have
honored me with the pleasant duty of ex
tending te you, gentlemen of the home
and visiting societies, a cordial greeting.
These whom I represent would natural
ly desire that their kindly feeling should
be expressed worthily, warmly.elequcntly.
In selecting me as their spokesman, how
ever, they put aside all thought of rhetori
cal display. My title te this foremost
place is seniority ; net that I am se gray
as our venerable president, whose absence
en account of sickness I deeply regret,
nor de I wear se many j-ears as
the honored father of our society ; I am
simply the senior physician of this place.
But this seniority qualifies me, knowing
se well by long association the feelings and
sentiments of my townsmen of half a cen
tury of practice, nearly thirty years having
been spent in Columbia this qualifies me
te express in their behalf, as I new most
earnestly de, a sincere and hearty welcome
en the part of my medical brethren espe
cially. I welceme you, net only te our
town, but te the highest places in our
This assembling together of the physi
cians of ncighberi ng counties is a recent
custom innovation, rather it has scarcely
crystallized into a custom but one which.
I think, meets the hearty approval of every
one of us having at heart the interest and
progress of our profession. With medical
literature multiplied as it is beyond a busy
mail's capacity te read te say nothing
of digest some short read te knowledge
becomes indispen'-able. The personal in
terchange of thought, of opinion and of ex
perience, is a condensation, a combination,
of our separate study and research and ex
periment. We meet te compare notes, ex
pose critical cases, discuss the thousand
questions arising in our ever-expanding
and improving profession.
New diseases, old diseases under new
forms, new remedies, new combinations,
new chemicals all these demand our con
sideration and many our condemnation.
Our aim is te contribute each his quota te
mutual improvement, te the elucidation
of abstruse problems, the unravel
ing of seeming mysteries of di
sease. By contact we seek te
burnish our minds, te sharpen our appre
hensions, and te gather from the result
ing discussion facts and data which shall
stand us instead of personal experience.
Our county, state and national societies
are fields for this same contact and consul
tation ; but are net these reunions, free
from the trammels of fixed time and place,
of constitution and by-laws and routine,
mere gratifying and enjoyable'.'
As a class wc physicians are separate and
distinct from ether men. Our thoughts.
feelings, I may almost say our customs,
aie peculiar. We naturally seek congenial
society ; wc find it within our own ranks.
Aside from a strictly professional bearing,
the influence of these assemblies in a social
aspect is strengthening te our brother
hood. We must unite ourselves by every pos
sible tie ; for no distinct body, social, poli
tical or professional, can expect te exist
without envy, detraction and opposition.
We must stand firmly together against the
traitors, the imposters, the hum
bugs who intrude upon our ranks
and strive for our name and place.
We must denounce the ten thousand
nostrums which flood the country with
quackery in all its forms. By our efforts
te prevent disease, te seethe, te strengthen,
te heal suffering hnmanity, wc must make
geed our claim te he indeed the conserva
tors of health, the true and only ministers
Geutlemcn, we have net forgotten the
kind reception, the cordial welcome and
hospitable entertainment extended te and
received by us at Pert Deposit and Wild
Cat. The members of Harford, Cecil, Ox
ford, Yerk and Harrisburg societies have
endeared themselves te us by 'their kind
ness and congeniality. We, in enr town,
are the hosts, and will endeavor te make
the occasion one of pleasure te our
guests. This place has been se
lected for our assembly because easy of
access by rail from evciy direction ; and
the unequalled scenery through which our
visitors have approached must have at
tuned their minds te high thoughts we
await their utterance. We keep in mind
the lucid and erudite essays of past meet
ings, aud leek te you, gentlemen, for the
papers of te-dty. Let us, however, net
terget that discussion is earnestly desired
and should be participated in by all who
may feel interested in the subjects pre
sented. Gentlemen, once mere I welcome you
warmly. I trust that this meeting will
strengthen the bends of fellowship, cement
mere closely our friendship and help te
elevate the standard of the profession.
In conclusion allow me te say : If your
visit shall prove asagrccablc te you as it is
flattering te us, you will carry with you
only pleasing recollections of an occasion
which wc shall remember with gratifica
tion. At the conclusion of this address the order
of exercises was continued as follews: "The
construction and advantages of a new mc
0'ianical appliance for the treatment of
disease of the spine," by Dr. II. L.
Ceover, of Harrisburg, Pa. (In all
the essays an opportunity was given
for general discussion upon each
subject, in which all present were in
vited te participate.) " Notes en Vital
Conservation," Dr. A. A. Hanna, Pert
At the conclusion of this essay the so
ciety adjourned te the Franklin house,
where a banquet awaited them, such as
only Columbia physicians knew hew te
order and mine host of the Franklin
house knows hew te serve in geed style.
The afternoon session will convene at 2
o'clock when the discustiens will be con
tinued as fellows :
'Traumatic Perforation or the Intestine '
Dr. E. W. Mcisenhelder, of Terlr, I'a.
" The Establishment of a htate Reard of
Health as a Department of StuteUevermnent "
Dr. J. W. Housten, Cellamnr, Chester count v
" Rest and Its Relation te Disease." Dr S R.
Keiffer, Carlisle. Pa. '
"Treatment of the Sick Stomach of Preenan
cy," Dr. W. Stamp Forwood. Darlington. Md
':DuedlnltIs, Dr Jacob Hay. YerkTPa.'
" A Day at Sheel ; or, the Cottage Treatment