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LANCASTER DAlltf iNTELLlGENCEU SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1880.
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SATURDAY FVENING, APBIL 17, 1880.
Clearing the Way.
Mr. Randall's letter in disapprobation
of the unit rule will go far toward
straightening out things for harmony in
the approaching state convention. The
charge has been freely made that inas
much as Mr. Eandall has avowed prefer
ence for Mr. Tilden's renominatien, he
and these persons in the state who ware
supposed te be acting in his political
interest, were striving te secure a ma
jority of the state convention te commit it
te Mr. Tildenand te bind the Cincinnati
delegation with a unit rule te vote for
lain. Against such a purpose there hag
been an earnest pretest and en March
18th, the Intelligencer said: "If
Mr. Randall shall undertake te commit
Pennsylvania solely te Mr. Tilden's re
election, wliether lie is the choice of the
Democracy and can k elected or net as
is charged by Mr. Randall's enemies he
will get no sympathy from the Ixtelli
gexceii nor any support in the under
taking." That position we believe te
be net only one of common sense, but in
accordance with the prevailing political
sentiment of the Democracy here and
throughout the state. Of that policy the
Lancaster county Democracy have em
phatically declared their approval. New
that Mr. Randall has disvewed any such
undertaking and proposes that the dele
gates of every district shall represent
their constituencies and cast their own
votes; and since it is understood that he
asks no " vindication," claims no leader
ship and wants no place in the Demo
cratic state convention, there is no
longer any pretext for his friends or his
enemies te keep up any further clamor
about his interests being involved in its
At the same time the Intelligen
ces said : " If Mr. Wallace shall under
take te control the state convention in
his own interests, te secure a delegation
which he can handle te his own advantage
as his enemies charge he will be en.
titled te our opposition in his project."
That sentiment we believe te be equally
in accord with prevailing Democratic
notions, and it has been endorsed here
and elsewhere with profound emphasis.
We have criticised Mr. Wallace for
voting for Kerns's confirmation, for
having Mr. Clark (Democrat) rejected
by the .Senate, though he says lie was
powerless te prevent Kerns's (Republi
can) confirmation by the same Senate,
and for having made a bargain with
Den Cameren that all the Democratic
census enumerators in Lancaster county
should be appointed in his own interest.
And upon all these points we are in
accord with nine-tenths of the Democ
racy. They cannot be gainsaid. It has also
been charged that Mr. Wallace says he
" wields the baton of leadership" and
dare net be sent te the rear ; and that he
wants te secure a majority of the delega
tion te Cincinnati aud bind it te his in
terests with a unit rule. Against this
we pretest in whatever name it is te be
done ; and it is manifestly the part of
discretion for Mr. Wallace and some of
his superserviceable lackeys te take his
cause out of the contest, as wisely as Mr.
Randall has done, and let the Ilarrisburg
convention de its own business in its own
It is amply competent te de this. There
will be in it as big men as Mr. Randall or
Mr. Wallace, as competent leaders and as
trusted councillers. Mr. Randall, as we
raid his letter, makes himself one of
the rank and file of the party, waiting for
the word of its supreme authority, will
ing te fellow, net ambitious te command.
That is the right position for him and
Mr. Wallace and every ether Democrat
te assume, and whoever attempts mere
will attain less.
The would-be dictator of the Lancaster
Intelligencer had better be careful
what he says about " Independence." lie
had better first clear himself of the
charge that he destroyed the independ
ence of a delegate te the northern district
senatorial convention of Lancaster county
by threatening te forclese a mortgage en
the peer fellow. A simple denial from
Mr. Hcnsel is net sufficent. Patriot.
1. Ne such charge has ever been
made by any respectable authority ; and
if it were, Mr. Ilensel congratulates
himself that his " simple denial " would
be sufficient with any one whose opinion
of him concerns him in the least. The
Patriot editor is, however, welcome te
knew what Mr. Ilensel called at his
night te say persenally:
such threat was ever
him, for him,
that he was
te his knowledge, and
in no position whatever
te make or execute such a threat. There
was one delegate in the upper district
convention for whom Mr. Hensel had
recently transacted some professional
business, for which he expressed his
deep obligation. He came into the
convention just as the roll was being
called, and, without knowing the ques
tion, voted for Mr. Grier's candidate for
chairman. As seen as, he discovered
that he had done se he asked permission
te change his vote, which Mr. Grier first
refused te grant him and then urgently
advised him net te de it. Mr. Ilensel
insisted en his right te de se and the
delegate persisted in doing it. After
wards, in conversation with Mr. Grier
en the subject, Mr. Ilensel told him that
this delegate had from the beginning
intended te vote with his friends, and
had repeatedly declared that net only
were his political sympathies with them,
but that he was under obligations te Mr.
Ilensel for professional services rendered
in securing him money en a mortgage
net due by the way, nor liable te fore
closure for a year. There was no threat,
coercion, nor any effort whatever te de
stroy the delegate's political indepen
dence, and anybody who would make out
of the matter any such a story as ap
peared in the Patriot is a liar and a
The Lancaster Intelligencer will
please take notice that the special " pur
porting te come" from Lancaster in regard
te the Democratic convention held in that
city which appeared in the Patriot, did
come from Lancaster, was sent by one of
the most prominent Democrats in Laucas-
ter county,and its contents have been orally
verified te us by at least one person who
was present in the convention. We would
be only tee glad if we could believe that the
statements in that dispatch concerning the
corruption and intimidation charged te
have been practised are net true. Patriot.
2. We repeat that the statements of the
Patriot's informant were a " tissue of
falsehoods." In detail the circumstan
ces related were reported falsely, and the
general tenor of the dispatch was as men
dacious as it was malicious. If the Pa
triot would disclose what " prominent
Democrat" sent it under false initials
it can have the satisfaction of seeing
that he will remain "prominent" only
for his infamous libel.
The weakly Lancaster Inquirer thinks
that " this would be a proper time for
the junior of the Intelligencer te
write another article en local politics for
the New Yerk Independent." We beg
te remind our considerate contemporary
that the Indcjtcndcnt has asked him for
a contribution which has never yet been
furnished : an answer te the query
whether it is true that an editor in this
town who wanted te go te Congress put
up his note for $2,000 in the hands of a
corrupt political boss " te be paid if
elected." Come te the scratch !
In well-timed articles, of which we only
postpone republication, the Xorristewn
Register, Cambria Freeman, Erie Ob
server, Carlisle Valley Sentinel and ether
representative Democratic papers of the
state join with the Intelligencer's
pretest against the " unit rule," personal
domination and all ether attempted
Cameren devices in the Democratic
politics of Pennsylvania What they
and we want are a free state con
vention, an untrammeled delegation te
Cincinnati of upright, independent and
intelligent Democrats, and the whole
party in the state can confidently wait
A number of Russians arc preparing an
address te be presented te Mr. Gladstone
congratulating him en the success of the
Liberals in the Parliamentary elections.
Prince Gortsciiakeff passed a restless
night en Thursday, with intervals of delir
ium. He has no appetite. He complains
of heaviness in the head and continued
Soner Castklar is going te lecture at
Oxford in June en the points of resemb
lance and analogy, net only between the
Spanish and English literatures, but also
between the institutions and early munici
pal regime of both countries in the Middle
Ages, before the Heuse of Austria entered
Of Senater Edmunds the Washington
correspondent of Indianapolis Journal
speaks in these impressive terms: "We
can realize in this Senater the highest in
gredient of New England civilization.
His solemn visage seems a reflection of
that sembre landscape, the savage grand
eur of the sea, the majestic mountains
tipped with snow."
General Grant arrived at Caire, Ills.,
yesterday. He made a speech, saying
that he was impressed with the apparent
loyalty of the men of the Southern states.
Said he : "Let us hope that there may be
a genuine union of sentiment, a generous
rivalry in the building up of our several
states and national pride above state
Judge P. M. Janney, of Minneapolis,
Minn., who annually visits Lancaster and
has many friends here, celebrated his 70th
birthday recently ; and there were present
his fourteen children and grandchildren. A
handsome entertainment and valuable
presents te the judge were features of the
occasion. May he add another score of
years te his honorable life.
A passport and circular letter of intro
duction have been issued at the department
of State te Hen. Jere S. Black of Yerk,
who expects te sail for Eurepe with his
wife and granddaughter, Miss Shunk, en
the 24th. This is the first visit of Judge
Black te Europe, and in speaking en the
subject, he says he has always had a desire
te see three things, above all ethers, in
England : first an English Assize court in
session; second, Runyreede, the historic
spot upon which the English barons wrung
from King Jehn the Magna Charta ; and
third, an English horse-race. He says
that of course there are many ether things
of interest both in England and en the
Continent, especially in England, whose
history is se interwoven with that of the
colenics of North America up te their se
paration from the parent government, and
subsequently by ties of kinship, that there
are also many attractions in the way of art,
scientific, and governmental institutions
en the Continent te interest an intelligent
Iuuaeivur. ia me unci; tilings mentioned
have always struck him with a peculiar
curiesitv. Mr. Evarts stated that it af
forded him much pleasure te accord te him
a circular letter, and that he had no doubt
he would enjoy a pleasant journey. Judge
Black expects te return about the 1st of
A 1'ainftil Event.
In Walker township, Centre county, the
wind blew a tree ever, leaving quite a hole
where the roots had been. In this hole
the two little children of Mr. Jeseph Mc
Caleb secreted themselves, thinking te play
hide and seek, and were net noticed by
their father who was busy cutting off the
tree from the root, When the job had been
accomplished, the stump with the dirt and
stones attached Hew back into the hole,
completely burying the little ones. When
taken out the little girl was dead and the
oey was badly hurt.
A Singular Accident.
In the oil regions Geerge Nugent was
trying te held a lead pipe steady by
resting his weight upon it. When the
step-cock was turned en the oil and gas
flowed with se much force that the pipe
was broken and Nugent was thrown into
the air ten or fifteen feet. In falling, his
forehead struck en a stub and the frontal
bone ever his right eye was crushed in.
He tied a bandage about his head and
walked te Celcmanvillc ever a mile dis
tant, called en Dr. Reilly and told him
that he had headache. His skull was frac
tured and he has died.
Nathaniel Weaver, an ex-bookkeeper in
a Chicago store, committed suicide in
Montreal en Thursday morning by taking
arsenic and then sheeting himself. An
hour and a half after his death his wife and
child arrived from Chicago. They had net
seen him for two years, and it is feared his
widow will become erased.
Mrs. Ann Warner attempted suicide in
Allentown, Pa., yesterday, by taking
poison twice and then jumping into a cis-
cm. She was get out in a precarious
'An English, newspaper has an advertise
ment calling for "an organist who can
also take the village blacksmith business."
Such a man would make a ponderous suc
cess of the anvil chorus if he would intro
duce it liberally into his voluntaries.
The wildest dream nevcr surpassed the
romance of the widow of the third Nape.
leen sailing from England te touch at St.
Helena en her way te leek upon the spot
in Zululand where fell fourth and last Na Na
eoleon. The empress is said, as she left,
te have looked sadly broken, and her hair
has turned gray.
Sue had a pretty diploma, tied with pink
ribbon from one of our best young ladies'
colleges. In conversation with a daring
and courageous young man, after he had
detailed the dangers and delights of riding
en a locomotive, she completely upset his
opinion of independent education of the
sexes by inquiring, " new de they steer
Judge Legan E. Bleckley, the eccen
tric Georgian, who resigned his scat en the
bench some weeks age, has built for him
self a leg cabin and retired from the public
gaze. I lie cabin is en the side of the
mountain that overlooks the town of Clay Clay
eon, in Raburn county, Ga. The ex-judge,
who has for a companion a little boy, and
who does his own cooking, thus leaves the
haunts of men that he may write a book.
The Rebert Raikes centennial will be
celebrated in Great Britian and the United
States in June in commemoration of the
founding of the Sunday-school system. It
is proposed te raise $100,000 for the Ameri
can Sunday-school union, and also for the
American Baptist publication society and
Presbyterian beard of publication as per
manent funds, the interest te be used in
promoting the formation of Sunday-schools
in the United States and ether countries.
Ben Ingersoll's compliments te Rev.
Flavius Josephus Cook. " He has taken
upon himsclt te say upon one occasion
that I was in favor of the dissemination of
obscene literature. When he made that
statement he wrote across the forehead of
his reputation the word 'Liar.' He is alew
and infamous man. Meanness cannot de
scend below the level of him who would
endeavor te destroy the reputation of an
other because he could net answer his ar
gument. I despise, I execrate, with every
drop of bleed, any man or woman who
would stain with lust the sweet and in
nocent heart of youth. I despise with all
my power any man who would be engaged
directly or indirectly in the dissemination
of anything that was net absolutely pure."
In illustration of the trite truth that pol
itics makes strange bed fellows the Potts Petts
villc Ecening Chronicle says that at a recent
political caucus in Philadelphia there as
semblcd Hen. Samuel Josephs, the illustri
ous legislator of thirteen winters, Judge
Ress, of Montgomery, and Judge Hagcn
mau, of Berks. Further, that te aid him
in Schuylkill county " Mr. Wallace has
called into his confidence the head and
front of the Greenback party no less a
personage than our townsman, Hen. F.
W. Hughes. Mr. Hughes
has no political rights which Democrats
arc bound te respect, and Mr. Wallace has
none which permits him te send an enemy
into camp te corrupt our trusted officers
and if the senator will only step te con
sider that just such action gives color te
the charges that there is a Wallace-Cameeon
alliance, he will bite his thumb nails
clear off before he sends the leader pf an
opposing organization te disorganize the
representatives of the party which has
honored Mr. -Wallace with the highest
office in its gift."
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Russia is about te issue, through the
Rethschilds, a new railway lean of 15.
000.000. The houses of two Protestants in Connc Cennc
mara, county Gal way, have been malicious
A fire last night in Martin Warn's fur
niture manufactory, at Williamsburg, N.
Y., caused a less of $5,000.
dnXrfmx' fitnellnv rfieiilinfrnnir Mepif fi
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Ohie, has just been arrested for the mur
der of Jacob Baughman, in August, 1803.
Smalley has made a partial confession.
James Sacksen was shot and perhaps
fatally .wounded by his son Charles, at
Poelvillc, N. Y., last evening. The son
was arrested in a neighboring town after
a desperate straggle.
James Francis, of Kimbertcn, declared
te his wife his intention of committing
suicide. He procured a razor and cut his
threat before her eyes. Ne cause is known
for the deed.
The Bedford county Democrats elected
J. M. Reynolds, one of the editors of the
Bedford Gazette, and A. Enfield represen
tative delegates and II. u. Tate senato
rial delegate te the state convention. They
Heavy rain, followed by high winds pre
vailed in Ohie yesterday. In Cincinnati
several buildings were unroofed ; in New
ark buildings were unroofed, buggies over
turned and trees blown down ; at Wheel
ing, W. Va., considerable damage was
Three cars of a freight train jumped the
track yesterday at Minneapolis, Minn.,
and were precipitated into the Mississippi
river. Harry Meak, a yard master of the
Minneapolis Eastern railroad, was caught
under the cars and crushed the death.
The storm which has prevailed through
out California for several days has been
the severest ever known en the line of the
Central Pacific railroad through the moun
tains. The snow sheds are broken down
between Emigrant Gap and C isce. Thu rs
day's eastern bound express has get only
as far as Alta, the Virginia lightning ex
press stepping at the same point.
Our Lene Fisherman.
Philadelphia Times, Ind.
Judge Briggs seems te have forgotten
Judge Patterson's law for regulating the
opinions and actions of attorneys out of
court. He called Assistant District At
torney Ker te the bar te learn wliether he
had received a challenge in court, and
when he was assured that nothing of the
kind occurred in presence of the court.
Judge Briggs dismissed the matter as
beyond his jurisdiction. Patterson seems
te be quite lonely in cultivating his patent
process for silencing attorneys.
At St. Mary's church, Middletown, dur
ing high mass en Tuesday morning, Mr.
Henry Ulrich was married te Miss Ella
Dougherty, daughter of James Dougherty,
esq. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Father Fein.
Wind, Bain, Hall, Thunder, Llhtnlns.
The warm rain of yesterday morning was
followed last evening by quite a severe
storm, which appears te have extended
ever a large extent of country. The wind
was high, the lightning vivid, the thunder
loud, and the rain descended in torrents,
and in some places hail fell in considerable
quantity. We hear rumors of fences and
trees being blown down, and even small
buildings being damaged north of the city,
but have net been able te get particulars.
Within the city limits comparatively little
damage has been done. A large maple tree
in front of Mr. Steinman's property
Ne. 31 West Chestnut street was blown
up by the roots, and the cornice of Mr.
G. M. Zahm's residence, West Chestnut
street, was damaged. But little hail fell
in the city and the stones were net large.
Along the river district the hail is said te
have been heavy, and the sudden
fall in temperature being experienced to
day is evidence that there was a heavy fall
of hail net far oil". There is no question,
however, that the rain has done much mere
geed than the mud or hail has done harm.
It was thought that the lightning had
struck somewhere within the city limits,
but we can learn of no such casualty.
A bright light was seen southeast of the
city during the storm and it is supposed
some building was struck by lightning and
burned in the direction of Oxford. .
An Old Testament Scholar.
The Reformed Quarterly Revicic, for the
current quarter, has an article from the
pen of Rev. F. A. Gast, D. D., of the
Reformed seminary, of which the New
Yerk Inde2endent whose editor is a noted
Syriac scholar is pleased te say :
Dr. F. A. Gast's article en the Peshite
Old Testament is well worked up, and his
conclusions are, we think, generally
sound. The obscure question of the origin
of the name "Peshite" can be cleared
up only by investigation of the literary
usage of the period in which it orig
inated. We would suggest te Dr. Gast
special reseat ch in this direction, whereby,
we have no doubt, he would be able te
threw light en this at present little under
stood period of Eastern Christianity. The
order of books in the Peshite seems te be
this : it arranges them as Pentatcuch,
Hagiegrapha, Prophets, with a few modi medi modi
catiens ; Jeb is put next te the Pentateuch
because, as Dr. Gast suggests,
of its supposed early, perhaps
Mosaic, origin ; Chronicles is placed
after Kings fiem similarity of con
tents; Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel
are put at the end bceause of their exilian
and apocalyptic character ; while the three
pest-exilian miner prophets arc net sep
arated from the ethers. The prophets are
put last, probably because the Hagio Hagie
jrrapha was mainly represented by the
Boek of Psalms, which was referred in its
beginning te the time of David, and,thcrc and,thcrc
fere, preceded the prophetic writings.
We agree with the reviewer in the opinion
that the authors of the translation were
Jewish Christians ; but we de net find his
argument for Edessa as the place of origi
nation satisfactory. The relation of the
Peshite te the Septuagint and the Tarcum
are touched en slightly in the article. This
also is a point tlmt has net received due at
tention from scholars. The critical use of
the Peshite in the construction of a pure
prc-Maberetic text of the Old Testament is
environed with many difficulties. We are
glad te sec that Dr. Gast is working en the
subject, and we hope that he will devetej
himself te some particular part of it antrl
work it up thoroughly. Te have a scien
tific treatment of the text of Deuteronomy
or Isaiah, or Proverbs, would be a great
help te scholars.
Seme farmers have already commenced
Mrs. Mary A. Woodward, mother of the
late Judge Warren J. Woodward, of Read
ing, died yesterday, at Dundaft", Susque
hanna county, aged 82 years.
II. II. Muhlenberg, of Triuity Lutheran
church, James E. Smith, of First Presby
terian church, Diller Luther, of St. Mat
thew's Lutheran church, and Washington
Ruth, of St. Peter's M. E. church, Reading,
decline te be Y. M. C. A. vice presidents.
The Heuse committee en appropriations
has requested Representative Wells and
Blackburn te select a suitable offering for
presentation te the bride of Representative
Clymcr, a member of that committee, te
be inscribed with the names of his col
leagues en the committee, and te be for
warded te St. Leuis immediately, in time
for presentation at the wedding ceremony.
News from the peach growing districts
continues te get better. It is true that a
great proportion of the buds in exposed
localities were destroyed by the frost, but
there arc enough left uninjured iu most
places te warrant hopes for a fair crop,
while in mere protected localities there has
been little or no injury.
David Geedman, an aged and respected
citizen of Caernarvon township, Berks coun
ty, residing near Morgantown, while in
conversation with his son, who was en
gaged in repairing a fence, fell upon his
knees, rolled ever, and expired almost in
stantly. The subscription list and geed will of the
Bryn Mawr Heme Xeics, has been levied
upon by the sheriff, the publishers having
no pi iuting material, their paper being
printed at another office. This is the pa
per with which our former townsman, Mi
Frank E. Hewer, was at ene time connec
ted as co-publisher.
Contrary te general expectation, it has
been decided te try the remaining six riot
bill bribery cases, and the 29th has been
set as the day. It was supposed at the
time Petroff was convicted that the ether
cases would be abandoned, and some of the
counsel for the commonwealth, in their
conversation, left that impression. Dis
trict Attorney Helhngcr and Charles S.
Wolfe who will probably be ene of the
prosecuting attorneys however, say that
no person was authorized te make any an
nouncement whatever that the cases
against Messrs. Leng, Smith, Clarke, Mc
Cune, Leiscnring and Shoemaker would be
abandoned, and that se far as these who
have the matter in charge are concerned,
they will prosecute them te the end.
evening B. F. Breneman. crand
captain general of the Knights Templar of
Pennsylvania, visited Columbia and in
stalled the the following officers of Cyrene
cemmandery, Ne. 34.
E. Commander Isaac D. Landis.
Generalissimo Simen C. Kamp.
Captain General Christian Hershey.
Treasurer Wm. G. Tayler.
Recorder Andrew J. Kauffman.
In court this morning Jehn Hoever, of
Strasburg township, was divorced from his
wife, Amanda Hoever, en the geunds of
of desertion and adultery, she bavin" bavin"
eleped with another man.
THE SCHOOL BOAKD.
Special Meeting Adoption of a l'Jan for m
New Scheel Building.
A special meeting of the Lancaster school
beard was held last evening te hear the re
port of a committee appointed te examine
plans for a new school building, aud te
take action in regard te the expulsion of
unruly pupils of the Mulberry street sec
ondary school. The following named
members wc.re present :
Messrs. Bresiits, Cochran, Ebcrman,
Erisman, Evans, Harris, D. Hart man,
Johnsten, Lcvergoed, Marshall, McCom McCem
sey, McConemy, Morten, Rhoads, Rich
ards, Schmid, Schwebel, Smeych, Slay
maker, Snyder, Spurrier, Westhacffer,
Wilsen, Yeisley, C. Zecher, G. W. Zceher,
and Warfel, president.
The president stated the object of the
meeting, and said that at the request of
members who could net be present early,
the matter of the new school building
would be postponed until after the
matter of the expelled pupils should be
Mr. McComsey, of ths superintending
committee, stated that two pupils had
been suspended from the Mulberry street
secondary school some timeage ; that they
had been reinstated and again caused trou
ble in the school ; that the committee had
thereupon resolved te recommend te the
beard that they be expelled ; that for suf
ficient reason the matter was reconsidered,
se as te give all concerned an oppertuity te
be heard. A majority of the committee
then recommended that the offend
ing pupils be transferred te another
school. The father of one of the boys
stated te the committee that he did net
wish his boy te be reinstated or trans
ferred, as he was a geed boy, aud had
never told a lie until he had been encour
aged te de se by his teacher! (net new
iu the employ of the beard.) As the com
mittee were net unanimous in their recom
mendation te transfer the offending pupil
they had thought best te refer the matter
te the beard. Mr. McCemscy moved that
the boy be transferred te Mr. Gates's
Mr. Slaymaker opposed the motion. He
said the expulsion of the two boys named
had worked a wonderful change in the dis
cipline of the school. It is new as quiet
and orderly as the ether schools, mere
orderly than it has been for years. The
teacher has had no trouble with the ether
pupils since the offending boys had been
put out. He theugkt they should be pcr
mcntly expelled, as if they were placed in
another school they would create in it the
same mischief they had done in the school
from which they had been removed.
Mr. Marshall favored giving the delin
quents another chance, and en motion the
transfer asked for was granted, there being
a decided dissenting vote.
Mr. Brosius, from the committee en
school buildings, presented the following
Te the Honorable Heard of Directors of the
Lancaster City Scheel District :
Your committee, te which was referred
the examination of the competitive
plaits for a school building, submitted in
pursuance of the advertisement of the pro
perty committee, respectfully report that
they have carefully examined all the plans
submitted, and after full consideration and
a careful comparison of the merits and de
merits of the respective plans, a majority
of your cemmittee believe that the plan
submitted by Frank Davis, of Baltimore,
is superior te any ether. They therefore
recommend the selection of the plan of
Frank Davis as the basis of operation,
subject te such modification as the beard
may think advisable.
Thes. B. Cochran,
II. E. Slaymaker,
YV. A. Wilsen,
Mr. Spurrier moved the adoption of the
Mr. Rhoads presented the following mi
Lancaster, April 1C, 1880.
Te the Lancaster City Scheel Beard:
We, a minority of your cemmittee te
adept a plan for a school building te be
erected en the Lemen and Lime street let,
efl'er the following reasons for opposing
the plan reported by the ether members of
the committee :
1. The plan contemplates a building
larger than is necessary te school six hun
dred and fifty pupils.
2. It contains six teachers' retiring rooms
or one te every two teachers employed in
3. The ceilings are, first fleer, 15 feet,
second fleer, 17 feet, which is higher than
acoustics and comfort allow.
4. The plan contemplates tee much
weed work ; besides being less lire-proof
it is expensive te keep in repair. There
are 18 weed partitions.
5. The reef is constructed en the attic
plan, and will likely after the shrinkage of
the timber push out the wall, particularly
en such a long span as given, namely, 3G
G. The spaces between the first and sec
ond story windows, outside, are frame and
weather-bearded, showing a weather weather
bearded brick building.
7. The glass size, given for the front
windows, 3Gx52, only single thick glass, is
manifestly tee large ; for the side aud rear,
only 12x16, tee small.
8 There are two stairways with large
well holes, which are tee dangerous for a
9. Half of the rooms receive light from
the right whilst left light is demanded te
work properly and save the eyes of the
10. There is no continuous corridor from
the front of the building te the yard in the
11. The stairways de net properly ac
commodate the rooms one supplying four
rooms, and the ether two one room each,
12. The cloak rooms have only ene en
trance which will make confusion in en
tering and leaving the schools.
13. And fatally, the school rooms being
24 feet wide, and the specifications calling
for joist 3x14, green lumber must be used
as these are net in the market seasoned.
14. Mr. Davis's plan proposes heating
15. Mr. Davis's plan contains no previ
sien ler water.
10. This building will contain 19,000
We offer the following points of prefer
ence for Mr. J. A. Burger's plan, which
we ask this beard te adept : First, we ad
vertised for plans for a brick building
this plan contains all brick partitions, none
of weed, and the entire structure is brick.
Each fleer is provided with a hall through
the centre, and the lower fleer with five
The size of the school rooms U 23 feet, 2
inches by 32 feet, and each room has an
entrance from the hall and ene from the
cloak room ; the cloak rooms being 5 by
23 feet. Each cloak room is ptevided with
entrance te the hall and school mom ; the
scholars can enter cloak room from the
hall, deposit their clothing, and pass into
the school room, and the reverse in dis
missing. Each room is lighted from the left side
and has 140 feet of lighting surface te 741
feet of fleer surface. In Rockland street
we have only 85 feet glass te 750 feet fleer
surface, and in the high school 80 feet te
800. With this amount of light no room
will be darkened when shades are lowered
te keep out the sunshine.
Mr. Burger's plan is spaced, and ample
desk-room shown for sixty-three primary
and forty-eight secondary pupils te each
room. The three stairways are of equal
use, each carrying the pupils te two
rooms. The plan is se made that all
doers open outward, an essential thing in
a public building. One stationary wash
stand is provided in each school-room.
Ample prevision is made for heating by
either furnaces or steam.
The ventilation is of the most approved
kind being four registers for foul air in
each school room and one in each cloak
room, connected by flues lined with tin into
a het air stack, discharging above the
reef. This building will contain 14,000
cubic yards, and, if the sarae quality of
work is done, must cost proportionately
less than ene containing 19,000 yards.
Rebert A. Evans,
II. Z. Rhoads.
Mr. Rhoads offered the minority report
as a substitute for the majority report!
Mr. D. Hartman said he was net pre
pared te vete for either plan, net having
had an opportunity of examining them.
Mr. Wilsen argued in favor of the adop
tion of the majority report. The plans
had been carefully considered by the com
mittee and their excellencies and defects
closely scrutinized. He argued that the
minute rooms in .ur. liurger s plan was
fatally defective both iu height and venti
latien, and none of the ether rooms had
windows en mere than one side. .Air.
Burger's plan sacrifices everything te a
left light, and the rooms will be tee
dark en dark days or when the blinds are
pulled down te exclude the sun.
Mr. Slaymaker added in behalf of Mr.
Davis's plans that they had been prepared
for a Ilarrisburg school, and might require
some modification te adapt them te our
wants. lie thought the attack made upon
the plans by the minority of the commit cemmit cemmit
teo te be unfair aud unjust. Mr. Slay
maker also desired te make acknowledg
ment of the courtesy of the Ilarrisburg
school heard in permitting these plans 'te
remain for se long a time in the hands of
the superintending committee.
Mr. Rhoads explained that Mr. Burger's
plan would also admit of modifications. If
the beard felt the necessity of having
light from two sides of each room there
would be no difficulty in having it se ar
ranged. The architect had adopted the
idea of advanced and experienced educa
tors in having the light admitted from the
left side only.
Mr. Spurrier objected te Burger's plan
en account of the imperfect light and ven
tilation of the middle rooms, and Mr.
Erisman made the same objection, adding
that the reason why New Yerk architects
had recommended a left light en one side
of the room only was because iu a closely
built-up city it was generally impossible te
get light from mere than one side, and the
left being the best side, it was therefore
recommended. The Columbia school,
built with a light en one side only, had
been proven te be very defective in light.
Mr. Rhoads explained that Mr. Burger's
plan was very different from that of the
Columbia school with which it had been
compared. The Columbia school room
was 43 feet in length and lighted by thtce
small windows in one end of the building.
Mr. Burger's plan provided for thiee
large windows net in the end, but in the
side of the building, the distance from the
light of the most distant pupil being little
mere than 20 feet.
Mr. Brosius made an argument of some
length iu behalf of the plan of Mr. Davis.
The majority of ihc committee had net
thought it necessary te point out all
defects in tlie Burger or ether
plans as the minority had done in
the Davis plan. The minority report
shows the ear-marks of an architect, and is
evidently net the production of the gen
tlemen who have signed it. Mr. Brosius
took up the objections of the minority
seriatim and proceeded te answer them,
and point out greater objections iu the
Mr. McCemscy asked permission te give
reasons for the vote which he was about te
give. He said in considering the various
plans presented te the committee the
choice seen narrowed down between two,
about which there was still a difference of
opinion both presenting mere or less geed
and bad features ; and either of which, if
adopted, would have te be modified. Hav
ing te vote for ene or the ether, he had
tried te balance the best features of both,
and te his mind, at the time, the balance
was in favor of the Burger plan, and he
had voted for it in committee. But there
was a very large majority against hint,
amongst whom were some of the most
practical and experienced members of the
beard, whose judgment he respected, and
he would therefore vete for the majority
A vete being taken en the motion te
substitute the minority for the majority
report it was rejected, tne yeas and nays
being as fellows :
Yeas Messrs. Ebcrman, Evans, Harris,
Johnsten, McConemy, Morten, Rhoads,
Schmid, Schwebel, Smeych, Snydeu 11.
Nays Messrs. Brosius, Cochran, Eris
man, McCemscy, Richards, Slaymaker,
Spurrier, Westhacffer, Wilsen, Yeisley, C.
Zecher, G. W. Zecher, and Warfel presi
The following named members asked te
be excused from voting, net having formed
an opinion as te which plan was the bet
ter : Messrs. D. Hartman, Lovcrgeod and
Mr. Eberman moved te amend the Davis
plan by providing that the building shall
be an eight-room instead of a twelve-room
The president declared the motion out of
order. The beard at a stated meeting had
resolved te build a twelve-room house.
This action could only be rescinded by a
reconsideration of the vote by which such
action was taken.
The question was then called en the
adoption of the majority report of the com
mittee, recommending Mr. Davis's plan
and it was agreed te without a division.
Mere Council Committees Organized.
Last evening the committee en city pro
perty organized by the election of Mr.
Gee. W. Zecher chairman ; the committee
en fite engine and hose companies also
organized and elected Walter M. Franklin,
esq., chairman. Beth committees adjourn
ed te meet at the call of their respective
Sale of the Lancaster County Heuse.
The Lancaster County house, Nes. 117
and 119 East King street, belonging te
Levi Senscnig, has been sold at private sale
te Jacob Gable, for $14,750.
The Straw Hat.
It has made its appearance,
OpIaleDS Delivered This Morning.
This morning court met at 10 o'clock for
the delivery of opinions aud the hearing of
current business. Opittiens were read in
the following cases :
Vy Judge Patterson.
C. A. Ziegler vs. Samuel Frank. Ex-.
ceptiens te auditor's report. Exceptions
dismissed and report confirmed.
Peter Sharp, deceased. Exceptions te
auditor's report dismissed and. report con
D. Rapp, vs. St Antheny's church, with
notice te Rev. J. F. Shanahan, trustee ami
Rev. A. F. Kaul, pastor, except ions te pro pre pro
thenotary's taxation of plaintiff's bill of
costs. The plaintiff is allowed fees for his
witnesses who attended court en September
29 and as judgmcut was entered in favor of
the plaintirt" for costs, the taxation was
affirmed with that correction.
Geerge II. Kellenberger vs. Dr. J. W.
Geed Exceptions te prothenotary's taxal
lien of plaintiff's bill of costs. The ver
dict in this case was ferplainttff. After mak
ing correction, 'taxation affirmed.
J. 31. Carpenter vs. J. W. Rinchart.
Rule te show cause why attachment
should net be dissolved. Rub discharged.
Catharine S. Hess and M. D. Hess ler
the use of William M. Slaymaker, vs. C. D.
Yancy, defendant, and Jehn Denlinger
terra tenant, case stated, judgmcut entered
in favor of the plaintiff for $590 and ee.-ts.
Hy Judge Llilngxten.
Levi W.G red" and wire's assigned estate,
exceptions te auditor's report ; after order
ing a few corrections the report was con
firmed. William Kirkpatrickand wife's assigned
estate. Exceptions te auditet's repertf All
the exceptions except Ne. 2 were sustain
ed, that one being dismissed. In this case
an issue was granted te try the disputed
facts presented by Steinmatt & Ce.
Michael S. Harnish's use vs. Charles
Schwebel, defendant, and North British
and mercantile insurance company, of
England, the British-America assurance
company, of Terente, Canada, the Will-iam.-burg
city fire insurance company, of
Broenlyn, N. Y., garnishees. In this ease
there were two rules. The first was te
show cause why the attachment should net
be dissolved, and it was made absolute.
The second rule was te show cause
why the money made en this attachment
should net be credited en the installments
as they become due en the Ji fit. In
regard te the latter rule, the court order
and direct the monies ($1925) due plaintiff
by the insuranccjcempai.ies. te be passed
ever te the plaintiff and be applied te the
semi-annual payments of the rental, as
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v.s. J.
Watsen Ellmaker, guardian of the milt, r
children of Rebert P. Mellvaine. Case
stated. Judgmcut entered for common
wealth. Hanover Junction and Susquehanna rail
road company vs. Ethelhert Watts and
William Watt-, demurrer te replication,
Susan E. Clyde, for the use of Jehn II.
Cooper aud Samuel Truscott executers of
Jehn Cooper, deceased, vs. Joint Peart,
rule te show cause why the judgment,
entered en mortgage should net be opened
and Peart let into a defense : rule dis
charged. Same vs same, rule te show cause why
an issue should net be directed te ascer
tain what amount, if any. is due te the
executers of Jehn Cooper, or te anyone
else en mortgage of May 22, 1875, and the
judgment thereon te October term, 1877.
Ne. 11. Rule made absolute, and issue
Moses Shirk and Martin Becker, as
signces of Jehn Becker and wife vs. Jehn
Burke. Rule te show cause why the
amended bill in equity filed should net be
stricken off and disallowed. Rule dis
charged. Frank Schlegclmilch vs. Mary Eekcrt.
Rule for a new trial. Discharged.
Henry Ehcrlc, dee'd., estate. Excep
tions te auditor's report. Exceptions dis
missed and report confirmed, Judge Pat
Pcnn township. Independent school
district. Exceptions te report of commis
sioners who reported in favor of the divis divis
ef the district. Repert set aside.
Private read in Martic township. Ex
ceptions te viewers' report. Sustained and
report set aside.
A. J. Leibley vs. Julius Levy. Case
stated. The plaintiff in this ease is the
sealer of weights and measures for Lan
caster county. Seme time age he called
at the store of Mr. Levy and examined his
scales. After se doing he asked for
$1.42 as his fees. This Levy refused te
pay and the case went te court te reciive
the opinion of the judges. The court held
that the plaintiff had a right te examine
the scales once during his term of office
and judgment was entered in his favor for
$1.42, the amount claimed.
Death or Philip X. Baker.
Philip S. Baker, who for twenty-live
years was constable of the Northeast ward
and of the Second ward, which was subse
quently carved out of it, and who for sev
eral years past has been constable of Lan
caster twp., by appointment of the court,
died at his residence en West Orange
street this morning at 11 o'clock, after an
illness of considerable duration.
Mr. Baker was a native of Maryland, hut
came te Lancaster county in early life, and
along with his father, was emnleved at
coopering in the establishment of Jehn
Brady of Millersville. He afterwards came
te Lancaster and worked at coopering for
Daniel Wiley, whose shop was at the cor
ner of Water and Walnut streets ; subse
quently he entered into business en his own
account and carried it en successfully te
the time of his death.
Mr. Baker was a man of mete than ordi
nary intelligence and influence, and took
much interest iu political affairs. In his
earlier years he worked with the Demo
cratic party but about thirty years aj;e
severed his connection with it and cast his
political fortunes with the Whig party,
and when it disbanded became a member
of the Republican party, and ever after
co-operated with it. Fer a quarter of a
century, at least, he was continuously
elected and re-elected constable of his
ward, and it is conceded he was one
of the ablest aud most faithful officers
in his line. He was especially
valuable as a detective, and perhaps
brought te justice a greater number of
burglars, incendiaries, horse thieves and
ether criminals than any ether of our lecal1
police. He leaves a son, Philip D. Baker,
esq., a prominent member of the Lancaster '
bar, and three daughters. His funeral
will take place en Tuesday afternoon at
Mr. Baker was twice married. His first
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