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FBIDAY EVENING. APEIL 23, 1880.
The Philadelphia Times te-day
hangs Judge Black's picture in its
"White Heuse Gallery," the por
trait being charmingly drawn by our
associate, who is an intimate friend of
his son, and who knows the judge in the
retirement of his beautiful hill-side home
near Yerk. "We all knew the judge, in
deed, for his active mind and sword-like
tongue keep him constantly before the
people. His appearances, though net se
frequent as these of many of our public
men, are impressive, and command
the whole country as his audience. And
the impression he makes is lasting and
does net let us forget him, at least unti1
we meet him again. Se that probably no
man fills the public mind mere than
Judge Black, or is better known. And
known te be liked. Everybody likes
him, en all political sides. They
recognize his honesty and inde
pendence, and never for a moment
think that their like or dislike, their ap
proval or abuse, would make the slight
est difference te the judge se far as his
action is concerned. He will " gang his
ain gait," and it is just the rugged,
strong-headed people who think for them
selves and have the repute of following
their convictions, wherever they lead
them", who are best esteemed among men
and who get along most comfortably.
Judge Black was never known te held
his tongue when he had anything te say
that needed te be said, because it might
lx) unpleasant for anybody te hear. It
wags with entire freedom against any
worthy object, whatever its station and
degree. And nobody takes it amiss.
The sufferers leek upon it as they regard
a decree of Providence, te be borne and
net averted ; and net avenged either, be
cause there seems te be no place about
the judge te strike. If he was
in fact a presidential candidate they
would no doubt be ready te bruise his
heel, and de their best te deprive him of
such reward of his ambition. But some
how there is a general conviction that
the judge does net care at all whether
or no he is made president. His stature
is greater than the ellice and his indepen
dence of mind entirely president
proof. Ne doubt if he was nominated
he would accept, but no one imagines
that he is anxious for the place. Possibly
this reputation may secure it for him;
for there is a general conviction that
presidents ought te be made of men of
this calibre. Generally, however, they
are net. They can only come in, nowa
days, as dark horses, when the favorites
are out of wind ; a trouble which often
overtakes favorites, being animals of less
muscle than pretension.
Judge Black would make the White
Heuse interesting. There wouldn't be
much stupidity about its precincts any
how; and thieves would be scarce as
" lien's teeth."
A Peer Preposition.
The Pittsburgh Pett proposes te ad
mit both the delegations from Philadel
phia te the Democratic state convention,
giving each delegate half a vote. It is
a very peer preposition. It has been a
common device in New Yerk state by
which conventions there sought te keep
the peace between the iiguting Deme
crats of the city, but it is a miserable
way te escape responsibility. If the state
convention feels itself unable or unwill-
ling te decide the dispute between the
Philadelphia delegations it should say se
and decline te admit either of them
There would be much justification for
the refusal of the convention te decide
this city quarrel, which comes before it
se often and continually disturbs its
peace. The delegates assemble from the
state te decide upon the party policy and
candidates. Tneir legitimate work is
enough for them and they ought te have
minds free te attend te it. But the
Philadelphia quarrel is thrust upon
them as the most important and exciting
thing for them te settle. It is natural
that they should revolt from it and it
would be right if they should decline te
Te admit half of each delegation would,
however, be considering and determin
ing the merits of the dispute. It would
be conceding that both parties had equal
claim te representation. If the conven
tion should consider the matter at issue
and come te this conclusion, its resolve
te admit half of each delegation would
be justifiable. But it could make no
such decision without examining into the
merits of the case.
On doing se it would find, en the sim"
pie surface, a fact which would preclude
it from admitting half of each contest
ing delegation ; which is that in the del del
gatien first chosen are a number of the
adherents of the party represented by the
delegation chosen subsequently. Se that
if half of each delegation is admitted,
there will in fact be a larger represen
tation of the one side than the ether.
There are but two courses open te the
convention. The one is te examine into
the eKctien of each delegate from Phil
adelphia and determine who is properly
chosen. That is the regular and only
method of adjudication. And the only
ether thing that the convention can fairly
de is te say that it will net decide the
dispute, and that Philadelphia must stay
out of the convention until she appears
with a single delegation.
Cenklixg, Cameren and Legan con
tinue te assert that Grant is te be nomi
nated and scornfully repudiate any inti
mation that they are using his candidacy
as a cover for any ether purpose than the
professed third term project. They
are respectively the bosses of
three of the largest states in
the Union, and if they have any dark
horse in the stable, they at least have net
yet unblanketed him. Each expects te
held his own delegation solid in hand and
te have a sprinkling of Grant men in
ether stables. They are bold men, all of
them, and have faced storms before new.
It is yet te be seen whether they will
In the final acquittal of Mrs. Zell, at
Carlisle, it seems that the miscarriage of
justice has again been retrieved by the
influence of the press. Judges will no
doubt keep en making mistakes, and
newspapers will continue correcting
them. But it has net yet been satisfac
torily demonstrated that courts are
Chakles S.Welfe will run for the Leg
Jens S. IIiestand, register of Yerk
county, and a leading Democrat ever there,
stepped off in Lancaster for two hours to
day, en route from a visit te friends in
Kev. TneMAS Ckeigh, D. D., one of the
eldest and mqst prominent Presbyterian
ministers in the state, has died suddenly
at Mercersburg, Franklin county, in the
72d year of his age. lie entered the min
istry forty-nine years age, and has ever
since been pastor of the Presbyterian
church of Mercersburg.
The Shippcnsburg Chronicle bays :
Yerk county sends an excellent delegation
te the state convention, and recommends
that Mr. Ciiacncey F. Black be sent as
one of the delegates from this district te
the national convention. We cordially in
dorse this recommendation. There need
be no fear as te the national convention
doing its duty, if it is composed of such
men. lie is one of the ablest and truest
of the younger expounders of the Demo
cratic faith in the country.
The Heuse committee en library yester
day received a letter from the widow of
Gen. Geeiigi: A. Custek, protesting
against the bill for the erection in Wash
ingtonefa statue of the general, "which
shall be a counterpart of the ene recently
erected at West Point." Mrs. Custer says
the est reint statue Jias no merit as a
work of art, and bears se little resemblance
te her late husband that " his friends
shudder upon looking at it."
Of our new city school superintendent
the Heading Times and Dispatch says:
"Prof. BcEintLE is a superintendent of
experience, and is enthusiastic in his work.
He served. as city superintendent of the
public schools of Allentown for ten years,
having been appointed by the beard of
contiel of that city in 18G8 under a special
act of the Legislature, and subsequently
been elected in 1809, under the general
school law, and re-elected in 1872, 1873 and
1878. In 1878 he was elected by the school
beard, city superintendent of the Reading
public schools, and en the same day was
re-elected in Allentown. The school beard
of Pettsville had in contemplation electing
him at the same time."
Union' college has received an endow
ment of $10,000 from the sons of the late
Asa Packer, as a memorial of their father.
The delecatcs at lanrc and alternates
chosen te the national convention by the
Vermont Democracy are understood te be
Hancock men. They were instructed te
sustain the two thirds rule and net vote as
A rieu.s Maine preacher, who is by
name Ecob, writes te the Christian Union
that every dollar sent te Ireland for the
famine relief is "a wicked dollar. The
starving of Ireland is a crime, net a mis
fortune. Every man who sends a dollar
becomes particeps criminit.
Tuu Cambria Freeman, an independent
paper altogether friendly te Senater Wal
lace, forcibly says: " Mr. Randall has con
tributed very matciially towards removing
one of the obstacles te peace and harmony
at the Democratic btate convention next
week, by addressing a letter te a friend of
his in which he takes open and outspoken
ground against the unit rule. If Mr. Wal
lace would de likewise, it might be that
the convention would resolve itself into a
Hancock levc-fcast, where everything
would be pleasant and of geed report."
In timely rebuke of some of the narrow
minds who urge social intermingling of
the races, the Philadelphia Telegraph, Rep.,
says: ' The chances are that a colored ap
plicant for admission te the League, the
Secial Ait, or the Pcnn, very likely would
be black-balled and because of his color.
It takes a very few black balls te exclude
any man from a social club, and blackballs
are cast every day by members of all so
cial clubs for even mere trivial reasons
than the one stated ; but because a colored
man might, and possibly would, be refused
admission te the League, or the Secial
Art, or the Pcnn, does net by any manner
of means prove that any considerable num
ber of the members of theso associations
arc in favor of drawing the color line."
The Philadelphia Times says that if
Judge Black was asked te help nominate a
constable in his rural township out in
Yerk, he would he as likely te hinder as
te help the end by his attempt te manage
the party primaries. " But in the larger
field of political effort and attainment,
Judge Black has scored a higher notch en
the roll of fame than any of his contempo
raries of cither party in Pennsylvania, and
he stands te-day confessedly the strongest
intellect of the commonwealth. He was
beru en the summit of the Alleghenies
among ' the frosty sons of thunder, and
is only one of the many great men the
rugged mountain life has furnished te
honor the state." "He is Democratic
from his wis te his beets."
In Answer te the Begus Patriot Correspon
dent. Editor of the " Lancaster Intelligencer."
I observe that the Lancaster correspon
dent of the Harrisburg Patriot classes
myself as a Randall man. Fer his infor
mation I would just state that I am neither
for Wallace nor Randall, that is, if their
actions are net in conformity with my views.
Again I am cither a Wallace or Randall
man, or both, provided their actions con
form with the best interest of the Demo
cracy and welfare of the state and national
government. In short I knew no faction
or leader, but simply the Democratic party
aud an honest government. I take it that
the correspondent get bin information from
the same source that he get the report of
the county convention, it having about as
much reliability. II. E. Rauh.
Wilmington Every Evening.
The Grenada (Miss.) New Seuth is in
formed that Lancaster county is in Penn
sylvania. We de net have such men as
Judge Patterson en the bench in Dela
ware. Our judiciary expounds and inter
prets law, it does net make it for the occasion.
"Ne Fixed Arrangement Made a Yet."
New Era of yesterday.
On Monday a week next the supreme
court will meet in Harrisburg, when it is
expected the appeal of Messrs. Steinman
and Hensel from the decision of Judge Pat
terson, disbarring them, will be heard
The law provides that after all the homi
cides shall have been heard, writs of error
like that of the editors of the Intelligen
cer will be disposed of. A great deal of in.
terest naturally attaches te this case, and
speculation being rife as te what counsel will
represent the two parties, a representative
of the New Era set about te ascertain the
truth of the matter. Messrs. Steinman and
Hensel have no hesitation in declaring that
their counsel will be Messrs. Rufus E.
Shapley, James E. Gewen and Cel. A. K.
McClure, of the Philadelphia Timet. Call
ing en his honor, Judge Patterson, we
were informed that he had as yet made no
definite selection of counsel. He stated
that he had received many offers from Re
publican and Democratic attorneys
throughout the state te represent him,
but he had net yet made a selection. He
d.-clarcd, however, that he would be
represcted by one Republican and one
Democrat. When asked whether Attor
ney General Palmer had net been retained,
he replied that he had been mentioned in
connection with the matter, but no fixed
arrangement had yet been made. He also
admitted that S. II. Reynolds, esq., had
been mentioned and thought of in connec
tion with the affair, as his counsel ; but,
as in the case of Attorney General Palmer,
no definite arrangement had been made.
A Brilliant Triumvirate.
Philadelphia Press te-day.
Messrs. Hensel and Steinman, of the
Lancaster Intelligence have made
great preparations for the battle they will
wage before the supreme court ler rein
statement at the Lancaster bar. Besides
Rufus E. Shapley, the eloquent advocate
of this city, aud James E. Gewen, esq.,
the keen-witted counselor, who divides
the great hereditary intellect of the presi
dent of the Reading railroad company,
they will also have the sage advice aud
perhaps the eloquent voice of Colonel A
K. McL lure, who is no less renowned in
the law than in journalism. The question
involved is an impeitant ene te the state
press, and if it is net successfully presented
by this superb intellectual triumvirate te
the supreme court for solution, no remedy
will remain but the agitation of another
THE SOLID SOUTH.
Struggle of the Kepublican Factions.
W. P. Canaday, the leader of the Sher
man movement in North Carolina, claims
that of the 1G delegates already chosen te
the Chicago convention, 13 are for Sher
man and e for Giant. Four mere are te be
The Republican convention of Georgia
continued in session yesterday, but noth
ing was accomplished in the struggle of
factions, and an adjournment was had un
til te-day. It is said the Sherman and
Blaine men control the convention.
The Republican convention of Charles
ton county, S. C, met yesterday nnd
elected seventeen delegates te the state
convention which meets in Columbia en
the 28th inst. A resolution instructing
the delegates te vete for Grant first aud
Blaine second was voted down.
In the Republican convention of Vir
ginia yesterday, the "straight-out" party,
after skirmishing until 2 o'clock in the after
noon, succeeded in electing General Wick
ham permanent chairman by a majority of
five votes. Ex-Senater Lewis, the defcatcd
caudidate,intreduced Wickham,Jurged that
he be cordially supported,and proposed Gen
eral Grant for president amid loud ap
plause. General Wickham, en taking the
chair, also declared for Grant. The ma
jority of the committee en resolutions pre
sented a report directing the delegates
from Virginia te the national convention
te vote as a unit for Gen. Grant, and leav
ing the nomination of electors te a state
convention, te meet en the 28th et July
next. Twe minority reports were pre
sented, emitting the instructions for Gen.
Grant, and an excited debate ensued,
which continued late last night.
Dr. P. Neff, of Centre Hall, wa recently
stiicken dead at the bedside of a patient,
Mrs. Baumgardner, whose babe was al
ready dead aud who was herself dying
when the physician was stricken down.
In Easten, early last week, Frank Mix
sell, aged 10 years, son of Peter Mixscll,
ran a splinter two inches long in his thigh.
Nothing was thought of it at the time,
but en Wednesday he became seriously ill,
convulsiensions followed and he died of
lockjaw, suffering greatly.
The time is approaching when the an
nual examinations of the ten normal
schools of Pennsylvania will take place.
The first examination will be that of the
Keystone normal school at Kutztown,
which will take place during the week
commencing Monday, May 31st.
At Angera, twenty-six miles from Phila
delphia, en the Camden Atlantic rail
road, Station Agent Paine mistook an ex
tra coming up from Hammonton for the
mail train due at 4:47 p. m. Iu attempt
ing te pass across the track in front of the
coming train he was struck by the engine
aud instantly killed.
Albert Oldfield, eighteen years old, son
of William Oldfield, tinsmith, 712 Seuth
Third street, Philadelphia, was knocked
overboard by the boom of the beat he was
in, which was going en another "tack."
He sank almost instantly and is believed
te have been stunned by the boom. The
body was net recovered.
The conductors and brakemen en the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad are pre
paring te den new uniforms, differing in
some particulars from these new in use.
The conductors are te wear single-breasted
cut-away frock coats and the brakemen
the same cut of the sack variety of blue
cloth. A jaunty white cap will complete
Iu the trial of Mrs. Catharine Zell, for
the murder of Mrs. Mary Kcihl, J. W.
Shearer, esq., closed his argument for the
defense in Carlisle yesterday. Samuel
Hepburn, jr., closed for the common
wealth. At 3 p. m. Judge Herman began
his charge te the jury. At 5 the jury re
tired and returned three hours later with
a verdict of net guilty.
In White Mil's, Wayne county, a case of
insanity, caused by love, came te light
yesterday Miss Susan Schenck, eldest
daughter of Charles D. Schenck, being the
victim. The lever was a young Virginian.
He went te New England recently and
there died. The news of his death was
kept from the young lady until the belief
that he had deserted her overturned her
reason. She will be sent te an asylum.
Governer Heyt has granted the pardons
of Geerge Kearney and Geerge Beck, who
were at one time clerks in the Philadel
phia water department and were sentenced
January 23, 1879, te eighteen months im
prisonment. The pardon beard recom
mended clemency iu these cases at a
special meeting in June, 1879, but the
governor refused tev issue the pardons.
He has new concluded te de se, as the
terms of the prisoners will expire in a few
m tm m
The Track of the Storm.
Professer Ticc, the meteorologist, who
went te Marshfield, Me., te investigate the
phenomena of the tornado en Sunday
evening, reports that there is evidence
everywhere along the track of the storm
that a wave of water flowed in the rear of
the "cloud spouts." The wave flowed
in the greatest volume up hills. A man
and wife, who encountered the tornado a
few miles from Marshfield, report that a
wave of water, ufgmrmOj fifteen feet
high, rolled in the rear of the point of
contact of the ckrad snot with the
earth, and they were caught and drenched
in uw water, wmen was very cold, n u
also asserted that a stone, estimated te
weigh te weigh two tens, fell in a field in
the path of the tornado. There were addi
tienal reports of Jess of life. Ten
persons were killed in Crew creek settle
ment, and six en Flat Creek, Arkansas.
The storm originated in the latter state.
A SECRET FOK THIRTY YKARS.
Hew an Allegheny Church Sexten Was
Killed in a Grave Yard.
Light has been thrown en a mystery
that has been inexplicable for ever thirty
years. The developments are of a startling
nature ana concerns a man named ttrimtn,
sexton of the First Presbyterian church,
Allegheny, who disappeared about that
time. He was addicted te habits of in
temperance and it was supposed had run
away from his family and "gene te parts
unknown. After these many years it has
been revealed that he was murdered. The
story, which comes from what is considered
a reliable source, is as fellows : Twe
butchers, when going te Pittsburgh
with their meat in the dead hour
of the night in passing an old
graveyard en Point of Hill, in Alle
gheny, saw a dim light in it. They
approached quietly and saw Griffith in the
act of lifting a body out of the grave which
he had opened. One of them took in his
hand a piece of beard and struck him a
blew, the edge hitting him en the head,
splitting his skull. He fell dead en the
body he was stealing. Being alarmed at
what they had done, they concluded te fill
up the grave en the two, holding that the
murder would never be known. In course
of time one of the butchers left for seme
ether parts and died. The ether became
dissipated, aud once while under the influ
ence of liquor stated these facts te some
friends, who concluded te keep the matter
a secret, as the occurrcnce took place many
years age and nothing but trouble could
be made out of it at this late day. This man
died a few years age, the friends keeping
the secret until the present time.
LATEST NEWS BT MAIL..
Baseball at Worcester, Mass. : Worces
ter, 16 ; Baltimore, 3.
Ten families were made homeless by a
$50,000 fire at Bendhcad, Ontario.
A line of steamers has been established
te run between Barranquilla, Columbia,
and New Yerk. t
Michael M. Gilgallon, nineteen years of
age, was killed by the cars at Archbald,
near Scranton, en Wednesday.
The Senate in executive session con
firmed the nominetien of W. P. White te
be census supervisor for the First district
in Pittsiield, Mass., Woodbury Tyler, of
Albany, a freight conductor en the Bosten
and Albany railroad, was killed while
standing iu a caboose by the collision of a
train. He was soventy-three years old.
Jacob Andrews, aged 52, was killed by
the fall of a wall en the Gelston estate,
four miles from Baltimore. He was dig
ging near the foundation of an old build
ing when the whole pile toppled ever,
burying him in the ruins.
By a break in the Erie canal the Utica
and Frankford level was emptied in two
hours. The bed of the canal for 100 feet
and four or five feet in depth and from 50
te 100 feet of the towpath, with its vertical
wall, were washed out. Edward Denner's
lumber yard, at Utica, is afloat. Curtis's
boiler shop is submerged and the cellars
and first floors of thirty or forty houses
were flooded. Ne lives were lest. It is
new estimated that it will require from
two te thrce weeks te fix the break secure-
Sill. WALLACE STEAKS OUT.
Tailing the Baltimore "Gazette's'' Yeung
Man What He la Going te de.
Gazette of yesterday.
In conversation with your correspondent
yesterday Senater Wallace said that Til
den would net have one-third of the
delegates te the Harrisburg convention ;
that the statements that he had given
up the idea of instructions were abso
lutely false, and that although he was net
in the habit of talking in advance he had
no hesitation in declaring that he was as
certain of success new as at any time. " Of
course," said he, "we cannot expect in
structions unless the opposition te Mr.
Tilden vete together. I have never said
we would carry instructions. We will see
about that when we get te Harrisburg."
In a reply te a question as te the truth of
the statements that Mr. Bayard's friends
would vote for Speaker Randall en prelim
inary questions and for no instructions,
Senater Wallace remarked significantly
that Mr. Bayard's fiiends would net vote
with his enemies.
Wen His Own Case.
A colored man pleaded his own case with
marked success in Dallas, Texas, a week
age. He was accused of a crime as grave
as murder, and had been convicted. The
judge denied the motion for a new trial,
and asked the customary question,
"Have you anything te say why
sentence should net be pronounced?"
The prisoner responded that he knew
nothing he could say would influence
the court, as all the forms of law had
been observed, but he would like te say a
few words te his colored friends. He start
ed off slowly and deliberately, reviewing
the testimony, showing the inconsistencies
of witnesses' statements, and then carried
away with the idea of the wrong done him,
he burst forth in a strain of eloquence sel
dom heard. When he sat down the judge
said : " Sam, I thought you guilty ; I
don't believe se new, and will set aside
the judgment overruling your motion for a
new trial, and give you another chance.
The county attorney dismissed the case
and the prisoner walked out of the court
room a .free man. He was a "common
field hand." the local paper says, " and
Ravages of the Flames.
At Ferest City, Ark., yesterday, the Plan
ters hotel and thirteen houses were burned ;
Fire destroyed the Flipper and Walker
mill, at Danville, Va., yesterday, loss,$44, less,$44,
000 ; insurance; $10,700,
Tidings have just been received of terri
ble work by fires which raged in the swamp
region of North Carolina last week. Life
and property have been destreved. and
houses aud timber devastated. The entire
family of Zachariah Owens, of Tyrrel coun
ty, were overtaken by .the flames in the
swamp midway between their home and a
place of safety, and were burned te death.
Their bodies were found by the neighbors;
the mother clasping her infant te her breast,
and the father and the ether two children
lying near. The heavy rains of Tuesday
have brought the flames uner control.
This morning the mayor had three
drunks before him. One of them was a
woman and she get 30 days in jail. One
man get 15 days at the same place, and
Philip Dickel and Frank Bender, two
boys, were arrested and taken before Al
derman Spurrier en the charge of stealing
pigeons from the son of Postmaster James
H. Marshall en Sunday nieht. They were
committed for a hearing.
Alderman Barr sent Peter Hill te jail for
30 days for being drunk and disorderly.
THE JUB1XFJB SINGERS.
Delightful Umttm at the Opera Heuse.
Fulton opera house ought te have been
crowded last night upon the occasion of
the reappearance of the famous Fisk Uni
versity Jubilee Singers, an organization of
colored vocalists who, by their music, have
electrified immense audiences throughout
the new world and the old. As it was,
one of the singers in the course of an ad
dress remarked that the audience was the
smallest before which they had ever sung,
albeit there have been a great many smaller
assemblages at the opera house during the
season. It was a highly appreciative audi
ence, however, and made up in demonstra
tive enthusiasm for its small size. Many
of the pieces were re -demanded, and iu every
instance the singers gracefully responded.
The troupe is composed of three soprano
voices, Misses Maggie Perter, Jennie Jack Jack
eon and Pattie Malene ; two tenors, R. A.
Hall and Geerge E. Barrett ; one contralto,
Miss Mabel Lewis, and one bass, Mr. F.
J. Leudin. The hue of their skins ranges
from dark olive te the blackest black, and
they are rather below than above the me
dium stature, with the exception of Mr.
Leudin, the bass, who stands probably six
feet in height, and leeks as though he pos
sesses the tremendous voice that the first
tone from his powerful lungs showed him
te be gifted with. There is a marvelous
melody in the music of these people ; the
voices all show careful cultivation, they
sing with a fervor, dramatic expression and
real emotion that reaeh at once the inmost
sympathies of their auditors J in the chord cherd
ing especially where there is the most
harmonious unison with individuality of
tone, marked effects are produced, and at
times seem te absolutely entrance the cars
of their hearers. The audience last even
ing was repeatedly carried off its feet ; no
tably in the rendition of the opening
piece, "Steal Away te Jesus" with the
Lord's Prayer, "Reign, Master Jesus,
Reign," "We Shall Walk Through the
Valley," "Bright Sparkles in the Church
yard," and the final chorus, "Swing Lew,
Sweet Chariet," the latter terminating in
a weirdly beautiful benediction. Mr.
Leudin's fine bass sole was accorded the
encore which it justly deserved, and
Miss Jennie Jacksen's"01d Felks at Heme"
appeared te be the expression of pent-up
feeling and real emotion. Miss Perter and
Mr. Leudin sang Glever's song, "We Part
Net Yet," in capital style, and by request
Miss Lewis sang "Toe Late," the effort
being greeted with a terrifie burst of well well
wen commendation. Altogether the enter
tainment was ene of the most thoroughly
enjoyable that has rccently been presented
in the opera heuse.
The Judicial Air Clearing.
Judge Livingston, president judge of
Lancaster, with whom Judge Patterson is
an associate, seems inclined te take a new
departure in the administration of justice
in that county. In his recent charge te
the grand jury, he spoke plainly of hith
erto tolerated crime that must be sup
pressed, and he aimed at the fountain of
it by calling attention te the political in
terests which harmonize with lawlessness.
He said that " while the unlicensed grog greg
gery is permitted by the policemen te re
main open and unreturned, it is in no dan
ger ; it manufactures tee many votes in
favor of that class of police officers and fur
nishes tee many cases of profit for them te
be molested. ' ' Judge Livingston has man
ifestly felt very keenly the reproach re
cently brought upon his court by the de
velopments which culminated in the judic
ial madness of punishing two reputable
members of the bar for making a direct
application of the principle he new declares
te the grand jury, and it is fair te presume
that Mayer MacGenigle will no longer have
occasion te pretest against the failure of
Judge Liviugsten's court te prosecute such
offenders when the police arrest them, aud
that when keepers of disorderly houses are
arraigned they won't be allowed te escape
because they are "the best workers of the
ward " without the court calling its dere
lict officers te answer for the wrong, in
stead of striking from the roll such mem
bers of the bar as many demand what
Judge Livingston demands himself from
the bench. The judicial air seem te be
clearing a little about Lancaster, and it is
likely te be clearer still when the supreme
court decides whether an offending judge
can summarily punish his bar for remind
ing him of his passive pollution of th
sanctuary of justice.
MOUNT JOY ITEMS.
Frem Onr Regular Correspondent.
While Ames Bewman, cashier of the
First national bank of Marietta, in com
pany with a lady, was driving down Main
street, the belt in the single tree broke and
the horse started te run. With seme as
sistance Mr. Bewman was able te control
the animal after running a short distance.
A walk in the country shows hew geed
the weather for the past few days has been
for the vegetable world. The trees are
tipped with leaves, fruit trees are in bloom,
the grass and grain fields are attired in
rich green, and everything is in the fullness
Martin W. Nissley, a respected resident
of East Denegal township, died at his
home en Weduesday night, after a short
illness, aged about GO. Interment en Sat
About 75 soldiers' orphans of the school
at this place, will go fully equipped te
Tamaqua, Schuylkill county, te partici
pate in exercises appropriate te Decoration
Installation of Officers.
At the regular stated conclave of Lan
caster Cemmandery Ne. 13, K. T., held at
their asylum last evening, the following
were installed officers for the ensuing
Templar year by G. C. G. B. Frank Brcn
eman: E. C. Ames G. Manahan,
Generalissimo David H. Wylie.
Capt. Gen. Gee. R. Welchans.
Treasurer Charles A. Heinitsh.
Recorder Hugh S. Gara.
Trustees Jehn B. Warfel, C. Widmyer,
Prelates B. Frank Breneman, Chas.
Captain Edward Welchans.
S. Warden Jehn G. Snavely.
J. Warden E. Oram Lyte.
Sword Bearer R. Bh'ckenderfcr.
Standard Bearer Jehn F. Echternacht.
Warder Joel S. Eaby.
1st Guard Jacob Retharmel.
2d " Samuel M. Stape.
3d " Junius B. Kaufman.
Organist JehnB. Kevinski.
Stewards Jehn uepiana, nenry Jtfeexr,
Adam Oblender, W. C. F. Sheer.
Sentinel OewgLutz. .
CUNVJUITIOK OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS.
XleeUea of City Superintendent R. K.
An adjourned session of the convention
of school directors of Lancaster city school
district, which two weeks age created the
office of city superintenent of schools, was
held last' evening in the common council
The following named members were
Messrs. D. G. Baker, Brosius, Cochran,
Eberly, Ebermau, Erisman, Evans, Harris,
is. ilartman, J. I. ilartman, Johnsten, i
Levergood, Marshall, McCemsey, McCon McCen McCon
emy, Morten. Rhoads, SchwebeL Samson,
Smeych, Slaymaker, Snyder, Spurrier,
Westhaeffer, Wilsen, Yeisley, Christian
Zecher, Gee. W. Zecher, Warfel and Reini
The minutes of the former meeting were
read, and the president stated the object
of the present meeting te be te fix the sal
ary of the city superintendent and te elect
said officer. The first business te be con
sidered was the fixing of the salary.
Dr. Levergood moved that the salary be
fixed at $1,200 per annum.
Mr. Slaymaker moved te amend by fix
ing the salary at $1,500 per annum.
Dr. Levergood regarded $1,500 as tee
much. Whoever may be elected can go te
the bank every month and draw his pay
without trouble or any risk. A doctor,
who if he is worth anything must be at
least as well educated as a school superin
tendent, will have te work much longer
and much harder te earn an equal sum.
He will have te earn at least $5,000 before
he can get in hand $1,500 ; and he will
have te work the entire year and at all
hours of the day, while the superintend
ent will net work nine months in the year
nor half the time at that. He beheved a
geed man for the position could be ob
tained for $1,200 a year and he did net see
why a stranger from Reading or auy where
else should be brought here and pensioned
en Lancaster taxpayers.
Mr. Wilsen said that the convention of
directors had by its action at its last meet
ing in creating the office of city superin
tennent taken a geed step forward. He
hoped it would net te-night nullify its
former geed,work by adopting through a
false economy an insufficient salary. The
best talent commands the highest salary,
and if the convention wants te sccuie the
best man it must pay him for his services.
Doubtless there are these who would be
glad te accept the position at a much less
salary than the lowest proposed here,
but they would be worthless at any salaiy.
The man who is te be elected will be the
official head of the soheols in Lancaster,
and if he be the right sort of a man aud
perform his duties conscientiously they
will he onerous in the extreme, and will
be well worth mere than it is proposed te
pay him. Mr. Wilsen mentioned a num
ber of cities and boroughs in the state that
pay their superintendents mere than
$1,500 a year, and these that paid the
most had decidedly the best superintend
ents and the best schools.
President Reimensnyder, for the infor
mation of the convention, had copied from
the official records the salaries paid te su
perintendents in the several cities and bor
oughs of the state. The secretary read
the list as fellows :
Columbia. . . .
Heading 1,9 W
Spurrier called attention te the fact
that nearly $800 of the salary of the city
superintendent would be paid by the state,
leaving only about $700 te be paid by the
district, even if the salary was fixed at
The question being called for en Mr.
Slaymaker's amendment te fix the salary
at $1,500, the yeas and nays were de
manded and resulted as fellows :
Yeas Messrs. D. G. Baker, Brosius,
Coehran, Eherman, Erisman, D. Ilartman,
J. I. Ilartman, Johnsten, Marshall, Mc
Conomy, Morten, Schwebcl, Samson,
Smeych, Slaymaker, Snyder, Spurrier,
Westhaeffer, Wilsen, Yeisley, C. Zecher,
Warfel and Reimensnyder, president 23.
Nays Messrs. Eberly, Evans, Harris,
Levergood, McCemsey, Rhoads and G. W.
The superintendent's salary was declared
te be fixed at $1,500 per year.
The president announced that nomina
tions for superintendent were in order.
Mr. Warfel nominated Mr. R. K. Buchrle,
The secretary read the application of
Prof. E. C. Allen, of New Yerk, and put
his name in nomination.
Mr. Warfel read the application of Mr.
J. II. Haldeman, of Westficld, Mass., and
put his name in nomination, adding that
he had high recommendations.
Mr. Rhoads and Mr. Samson also spoke
highly of Mr. Haldeman, whom they knew
personally, he being a Lancaster county
man by birth.
A vete being taken resulted as fellows :
Fer R. K. Buehrle Messrs. D. G.
Baker, Brosius, Cochran, Eherman, Eris
man, Harris, D. Ilartman, J. I. Hartman,
Johnsten, Marshall, McCemsey, Mc Mc Mc
Couemy, Morten, Schwebcl, Smeych,
Slaymaker, Snyder, Spurrier, Westhaeffer,
Wilsen, Yeisley, C. Zecher, G. W. Zecher,
Warfel and Riemensnydcr, president 25.
Fer. J. II. Haldeman Messrs. Eberly,
jvans, .Levergood, Kheacls, Samson 5.
Mr. Buehrle was declared elected city
superintendent for the ensuing school
The convention adjourned.
That Man Robinson.
Lewis Robinson, the rich young farmer
of Chester county. Pa , who was recently
held in $1,000 bail en the charge of being
the leader in certain robberies of houses, is
reported te have forfeited his bail. It is
said he was seen in Philadelphia last Mon
day, when he bought a ticket ' for some
point in the far West." Yesterday morn
ing his wife was arrested and held in $2,000
bail as an accessory te her husband's
William Manifold, who had been resid
ing with William Fantom, of Lewer
Chanceferd, Yerk county, has been miss
ing since the 10th of April. His dead
body was found in the canal at the first
lock below McCall's ferry, en Wednesday
morning. Yeung Manifold was intoxi
cated, and probably fell into the canal
while trying te beard a beat te spend the
night. A jury of inquest was held by
The water cemmittee of city councils
last evening awarded the contract for sup
plying the city with lead for water pipe,
etc., for the ensuing year te Messrs. Flinn
& Breneman, at 6 cents per pound.
COV1CT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
Regular April Term.
Thunday Afternoon. Counsel in the
case of the cem'th vs. Charles Wilmcr
concluded argument, the jury was charged
by Judge Livingston,and the jury re turned
a verdict of guilty.
Cem'th vs. Wm Jenes, felonious assault
and hattery. The testimony for the com
monwealth showed that en the 26th of
January last there was a difficulty at the
Kohrerstewn rolling mill, during which
defendant and Patrick O'Donnell get into
a fight ; after wrestling around for seme
time Jenes get O'Donnell against the
"bosh" (a vessel some three feet in di
ameter, partly filled with water, in which
the tools are cooled) ; while in this position
a man named Jacob Warner, a friend
of Jenes struck O'Donnell a terrible blew
ever the head with a pair of heavy iron
tongs, and O'Donnell fell senseless aud
bleeding into the bosh. He was taken te
the county hospital where he remained in
a precarious condition for some weeks.
Fer the defense the testimony was that
a drunken man named Jacob Warner, was
having a difficulty with the proprietor and
seme of the employees of the mill ;
that Jenes endeavored te get Warren out
of the mill; while thus engaged O'Donnell
took held of Jenes, and Jenes told him te
take his black hands off of him ; O'Donnell
called him a liar ; the two simultaneously
picked up bricks, hut did net strike or
threw them; O'Donnell then bantered
Jones te fight, and pulled off his coat ;
O'Donnell then struck Jenes, and the men
clinched and in their struggle get ever the
bosh, and O'Donnell was struck by War
ner, as stated. The evidence as te who
struck the first blew was very conflicting.
Tlie case as submitted without argu
ment, under the charge of the court. The
jury returned a verdict of net guilty.
A verdict of net guilty was taken, by
consent, in the case of L. D. Morgan, in
dicted for carrying concealed deadly
Cem'th vs. William Mehn, keeping a
disorderly bawdy house. Attached.
The grand jury returned the following
True Bills Louisa Cenner and Marga
ret Cenner, libel ; Ludwig Scvald, laiceny
as bailee (thrce indictments) ; C. A.
Greene and Jehn Campbell, practising
medicine without a diploma ; Simen Rob
erts, felonious assault and battery (two
indictments) ; Simen Jacobs, false pre
tense. Ignored Harriet J. Sweeney and Jehn
Campbell, practising medicine without
license ; Benjamin Jacksen, assault and
battery, prosecutor, Henry 3Iesscrsmith, te
pay costs ; Isaac Bewman, assault and
battery, the prosecutor haac Haupt te
Friday Evening. The jury in the the
case of the cem'th vs. Wm. Jenes returned
a verdict of net guilty, the prosecutor,
L. B. Morgan, directed te pay twe-thiids
of the costs and defendant one-third.
Cem'th vs. Wm. Mehn, indicted for
keeping a bawdy house in the basement at
the corner of North Queen and Orange
sticets. It was in evidence that defendant
kept an oyster -fealoen and eating
house ; divided into three apart
ments the front room having a bar
and some chairs and tables, one of the back
rooms being the kitchen and the ether a
card room, or eating room. The card
room has a table, a few chairs .mil a bench
along one side of the room. It was shown
that Mary Sherlock was hired there as an
assistant. Andrew Wcndlcr, aged 17 years,
and Henry Deerr, aged 18 years, testified
that they had illicit intci course in the back
room with Mary Sherlock ; David Kautz,
Lewis Strauss, Sweigert and Vm Winnwer
declined te answer the question ; and some
of the commonwealth's witnesses who fre
quent the place, testified that they never
did themselves nor never saw ethers com
mit any immoral act therein ; there was
no bed in the place, nor any ether accom
modations except these common in res
taurants. It was in evidence that several
young women of questionable character
visited the place, and that market women
and ether respectable country women
visited the place for oysters and ether re
freshments. There was no evidence that
defendant had ever been paid by the fre
quenters of the place any money except for
the refreshments eaten by them, though
some of the witnesses swore that Mehn
was in the front room when they were in
the back room with the girls. Mary Sher
lock testified that she never had any im
proper intercom se with any of the wit
nesses. Fer the defense a number of the imme
diate neighbors, very respectable people,
were called, who testified te the orderly
manner in which the place was kept, and
that they weie net aware that anything im
proper was done there. The defendant,
being called, testified that he had kept the
place eighteen iiieiiths,and that Mary Sher
lock was his hired domestic. She did the
washing, scrubbing, assisted in cooking
and during defendant's absence attended
the saloon ; he had no knowledge of any
immoral conduct en her pait with any of
the patrons of his saloon. Verdict guilty.
Wm. J. Pennybeeker pleaded guilty te
a complaint of fornication and bastardy
preferred against him by Susan Reidcn
bach, of Earl township, aud received the
Jeremiah Pritz was brought into court
en an attachment aud pleaded guilty te a
charge of fornication, preferred a year or
two age. Having married the complainant
the case never came te trial ; the court
new orders him te pay the costs.
Ludwig Scvald pleaded guilty te five in
dictments of larceny as bailee and was
sentenced te one year's imprisonment.
The grand returned the following :
True Bills Peter Hess, Levi Eckert,
Themas Chamberlain and Brainard Stew
art, larceny ; Michael Lcntz, alius Shenk,
horse stealing ; Frank H. Anidt, embez
zlement and forgery ; Lancaster city,
maintaining a nuisance ; Simen W. Roop,
false pretense ; AVm. Pennypacker, Win.
Cosgrove and Henry Leiigcneckcr, forni
cation and bastardy.
llreken in the Feet.
A painful accident occurred te Mrs.
McCaskey, en Mulberry street, last even
ing about ten o'clock, a darning needle
penetrating her feet, head first, and car
rying the thread with it te the depth of
two inches. The needle then broke, leav
ing about an inch and a quarter of it
length in the feet. The patient was put
under the influence of chloroform, and the
surgical operation of cutting for and re
moving it was performed by Dr. Cruin
baugh about midnight.
In court this morning a charter was
granted te the Sacred Heart academy of