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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER TUESDAY.. MAY 11, 1880.
TUESDAY EVENING. MAY U, 1880.
Prices are en the run downward even
mere rapidly than they advanced within
the year. The one process was a neces
sary consequence of the ether. Values
are net permanently doubled, in a twink
ling, te stay. The present state of things
strikingly demonstrates the felly of men
of sense and proves hew hard it is te be
always wise, even when wisdom would
seem mere natural than felly, and when
its lessen is upon the very face of cur
rent events. The course of the iron
market is the clearest illustration of this.
"With the reviving prosperity of the coun
try came a demand for iron which found
the country baie. Prices advanced,
and speculative purchases hurried them
upward at a rapid rate. The result was
that the vast English storehouse was
drained of its supplies, and when they
struck our shores in large quantities a
few weeks age, the market was ever,
stocked ; consumers could net take it, the
speculators could net held it, and
with an immense stock en hand,
which nobody at present wants,
prices have run down te near the
figures from which they started and
probably will go quite there before they
again advance. The advance when it
again comes will be moderate, for the fa
cilities for smelting iron have been se in
creased that the metal w ill be leady te
supply any probable demand at a reason
able profit en its cost. The demand of
last year caught the country with its
furnaces out of blast, and our English
cousins profited once by the unreasonable
anxiety of consumers and the greed of
.spcculateis, who have had their fingers
severely burned by their impoitatiens,
which are new a drug en their hands
at a geed many dollars per ten under
The Politician's Battle.
The idea sometime age pievalcnt that
Grant was the people's idol and that his
nomination would be forced upon the
politicians by the popular demand, is
very thoroughly exploded new, and the
fact becomes apparent that he is nothing
but a politicians' candidate, horn they
seek te force upon an unwilling people.
There did seem te be some plausibility
in the claim for his popularity at
the time of the circus exhibition
which began at San Francisce and
ended brilliantly in Philadelphia. It
was a well managed free show and
drew the crowd that made it imposing ;
but it was nothing but an imposition.
It faded away and Grant faded with it.
Cameion leaded up with him, because he
thought him the most serviceable presi
dential timber for his particular use.
Conkling took him en his sheulduis for
the same reason and as a fit instrument
te defeat Blaine. Beth these men find
their bin then greater than they can bear,
and they aie bound te he down with it.
Legan, out in Illinois, has an even big
ger trouble with it, and it bids fair te
break his back. Evidently the Republi
can family is net happy. There aie se
many stout leaders who have staked their
fei tunes en Grant, and se many who hae
tied te Blaine that the success of either
is bound te dcmeialie the p.uty. ll
may be leitunatc enough te preset ve its
cohesion with a daik heise. as it did
when it took Ilajes, but the icsults of
that expeiiment weie net ery encoui enceui
aging and the trick will net ha e the
same pepulaiity at Chicago that it had
at Cincinnati. The battle evidently
is te be a savage one, and it is very likely
te destiey the lemarkable harmony of
the Republican party that has kept it in
pew er se long despite its sins.
A Rash Swearer.
Theie are people rash enough te think
that Geneial Philip Sheridan is net as
incapable of tellingalieas Geerge Wash
ington was. He testified the ether day
before the Wairen ceuit of inquiry, that
he had maichcd a company of infantiy
sixty miles in a day. The general idea
is that in se saying the general failed te
tell the truth ; and proof of the fact is
net deemed necessary. "We observe,
however, that the court of inquiry still
deems it worth while te take the gen
eral's testimony ; it probably does it
mere with the expectation of amusement
than instruction ; since it is obvious that
such a witness would need te be corrob
orated in all his statements before they
could be accepted with anything like sat
isfactien. Perhaps, however, Sheridan's
delusions are only m connection with
this matter of speed in marching. Per
haps he conceives that he has a reputa
tion te maintain sinch he took that
ride up the valley which Mr. Buchanan
Reid has thought worthy of record in
song and painting. It was net much
of a ride, and the credit of the speed,
whatever it was, was manifestly due
quite as much te the horse as the rider
A turnpike ride does, however, seem te
inspire the muse, however prosaic it may
appear te the eidinary observer ; for Jelin
Gilpin's ride was told in verse before
Sheridan undertook te borrow his glory.
The fame he get from his correct imita
tion seems te have been tee much for his
head and te have disturbed its just con
ception of a proper day's maich for a sol
dier. Ne doubt sixty miles a day can
be covered by a geed walker, but that is
quite different from crediting with the
task a company of infantry aimed and
The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph,
though stiffly anti-Grant, has time and
space te give the ether candidates a little
attention. Se for the benefit of the virtu
ous McManes, no doubt, it devotes four
columns te a republication of the in
teresting Blaine-Mulligan letters. Such
journalistic licentiousness is calculated
te induce sunstroke among Mr. Blaine's
friends and followers.
The local managers of Cameren's in.
terests de net seem te have learned any
wisdom from the severe-drubbing which
Hen. A. Herr Smith gave them two years
age. They have concluded net te let him
be reneminated without some show of
opposition, and possibly they could net
make Smith appear stronger than by
starting the sickly boom against him
'which has been put in the field at this
Evidently Brether Kemble is net of
the Baptist persuasion. He is one of the
kind of sinners who would have te be
anchored ever night in the flowing water
te get the iniquity drenched out of him.
The net profits of Mr. Jeirx Kelly's
charitable lecture at Bosten were 1,534.43.
II. B. McXel, of this city, is great
prophet of the grand state council of Red
Men, new meeting in Harrisburg.
Leaxdek F. Riddle, a prominent and
wealthy young citizen of "Wilmington,
Del., is dying from hemorrhages at Nice,
Dr. F. A. LiMiiERO, fermeily of Fiank-
Iin and .Marshall college, tins city, new a
director and active manager of the Silver
Cliff silver mine, Colerado, is in Lancaster.
General KiLrATiucK's stern sense of
duty prevented his acceptance of ths office
of Governer of "Washington ternteiy, ten
dered him in se complimentary a manner
Jehn A. Ri:a, of Bismaick, Daketali,
appointed te be register, of the land office
at Bismarck, was feimcrly of the lewr
end of this county, and is a cousin of Hen.
Jno. P. Rea of Miuneaopelis.
The Hen. Nathan Clu'pekd, associate
justice of the supreme court of the United
States, will he the guest of the Manhattan
club, New Yerk, en Wednesday evening,
Hen. Gee. A. Jenks, the Democratic
candidate for supreme judge, is a hi ether
of the president judge of Jeffersen and
Claiien counties and a biether-in-law of
Judge Geulen, of the .state supreme
"Wm. L. Scott, of Erie, says that he
does net lcgaid himself even as a possible
candidate for the presidency. He only
knows one candidate, Mr. Tildcn, but if
Mr. Tildcn should net seek the nomina
tion Mr. Scott thinks the Democratic sen
timent in Western Pennsylvania is for
Father Gvuvey, the Catholic priest of
West Chcstci, who has been ill for five or
six mouths, en Saturday evening get up
and went te the window partially asleep,
and attempted te open the shutteis.
While doing se he must have lest his bal
ance and was piecipitated te the biick
pavement some twenty feet below. When
found he was thought te be dead, but was
icvivcd somewhat and may lecevcr.
Twe Lancastei county landleids failed te
lift theii licenses in time.
Ct'MnKKLVMJ's congressman, Beltz Beltz Beltz
hoever, is getting congiatulatiens en all
sides fei his able speech in favor of seating
Tiikiik is a suspicion abiead that Giant
delegates w ill be found under the Wash
buinchat. Colliding put the presidential
bee into Window's bonnet te keep Minne
sota fiem going for Blaine.
Tin: "Blaine train'' fiem Peitland
(Me.) te Chicago is te consist of twenty
Wagner cars, and the fei waul car is te
contain a hand of music. In the lear of
the tiain theie will be a platfeim car for a
cannon and squad of men te weik it, and
salutes are te he fiied in the cities and lai
ger towns along the line.
As te Republican claims that their paity
is the paity of the Xeithern people, it
should be lemcmbeicd that out of 4,740,
CjI votes cast in the twenty Xeithein
states at the election of 18T8. 2,232,310 of
them weic Republican and 2,488,341 were
opposition, giving the opposition te the
Republican paity a majority of 230,031.
The Republican party ;vas thciefere a mi
nority paity in the Xeithein states two
yeais age. Even at the election of of 18TC
the Republicans had a majei ity in the
Xeithein states of barely one pci cent
Let nothing make thee s.ul ei lictlul,
Oi tee legicttul.
Wliat Ged hat n eidcicri must be light ;
Then Unci m it thine ou n delight,
Why sheuldst thou lill te d ly ith souew
About te moiiett,
.My hcait .'
One watches all ith caie most true.
Doubt net that He irill give thee, tee.
Onl c steadfast : ncvei waver.
Nei seek earth's favei,
ISut lest ;
Theu knewest what Ged will-unust be
tei all His creatures, se lei thee.
The death of Hen. Geerge Brown, of
Toiento, from a wound indicted by a woik weik
man who had been discharged for immoral
conduct and neglect of duty, is an event
that causes much emotion in Canada. lie
was the principal owner of a vigoieusiy
conducted paper, was an enterpiising and
successful agiiculturist, and one of the
ablest of, the men who have figuied in the
politics of the Dominion, of which he was
a life senator. He had twice been offered
the honor of knighthood but declined it.
In his piivate as well as in his pubile life
he had pievcd himself weithy of the re
spect and confidence of the people of Can
Sheney's Bagnio Kept by Michael .Snjder.
Lancaster Cor. Hanisburg Patnet.
This man has been twice befeic the
courts for iolatien of the liquor laws. It
is generally believed that he was acquitted
of the first indictment en account of false
representations made te the ceuit by the
district attorney and his colleague in the
prosecution, both Republican lawyeis. It
is known that his second acquittal was a
consequence of the first, his plea being
autrefeis acqui. lints, tue "best weiker
n tlu ward " has se far gene " unwhipt of
justice." Yet this one low saloon has
been the occasion of blasting the reputa
tion of two Republican lawyers and politi
cians of the expensive and unsatisfactory
New Era libel suits of the disbarment of
Messrs. Stcinman & Hensel, the editors of
the Intelligence!: and finally, of this
disgraceful riot, which in the southern poi pei poi
tien of the city, turned the Sabbath into a
Fires In Ulldem.
The fire at Rixford, near Bradford, Pa.,
was Btill burning yesterday. In the morn
ing, the tank which had been burning
boiled ever and set fire te a second 25,000
barrel iron tank of the United lines. Twe
ether smaller tanks, belonging te the Tide
water pipe line company, remained, a short
distance farther down the valley, and it
was expected they would catch fire before
night. The less en the buildings destroy
ed at Rixford is $00,000. Dangerous fires
prevailed yesterday in the weeds near Bar
num city and Celevil'e, twelve miles from
Bradford, endangering oil property in these
places but there were indications of rain
last evening, and it was hoped showers
would fall and extinguish the flames.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Mere than a million bushels of grain
arrived in New Yerk yeste.day by canal
Willie Shears, aged 9 years, was drowned
in the Savannah river at Augusta yester
day while bathing.
Rufus Ormistead, foreman of Ed Hart's
plantation, fourteen miles south of Mem
phis, was shot dead by an unknown color
ed man. The assassin escaped.
Eighteen persons were killed or wound
ed en Saturday, the 8th instant, by an ex
plosion of a dynamite magazine at Feide,
belong ng te the St. Gethaid railway
Elijah Blake, the eldest citizen of
Spiingfield, Mass., died suddenly Saturday
night at his home in that city, ne was
bem at Tni ringten. Litchfield county,
Conn., en June 26, 1784.
Baseball yesterday : At Baltimore
Albany, 17 ; Baltimore, 10. Piinceten
University, 4 ; Brooklyn, 1. Chicago
Chicago, 15 ; Cincinnati, 1. Utica Union
College, 10 ; Hamilton College, 5.
Levi C. Bird, who new has control of the
Republican machine in Delaware, told a
Wilmington paper yesteiday that he
would "suppeit the Republican nominee,
even Gen. Grant."
Frederick Walker, colored, fell fiem a
ladder a distance of 23 feet, while at weik
en a new building at Tenth and Washing
ton stieets, Wilmington, jesterday. His
injuiics were considered of a fatal charac
tci. Near Manasquan, X. J., while Chailes
Williams was striking a well at a depth of
thirty-five feet, he was killed by the cav
ing in of the well from the sui face. He
was tliiity years of age and leaves a wife
and four small children.
A resolution approving " the conduct of
Mis. Piesident Hayes in upholding tem
perance principles in the presidential
house," was adopted by a standing vote in
the M. E. geneial conference, new in ses
sion in Cincinnati.
The Republican convention of Cook coun
ty, 111., met and split, the Grant delegates
withdrawing and organizing a seperatc
convention. Beth conventions elected
separate delegations te the state conven
tion, one opposed te Grant, the ether in
As Miles B. Giippcn, one of the deputy
she lift's in charge of the Billings jury, was
returning te his home at Schuylcrville,
X. Y., his heise was struck by lightning
and killed ; the wagon shafts were broken
and the wagon badly damaged. Giippen
was picked up insensible and taken home.
He was resuscitated after a time, but he
is net en d uty yet.
The Pittsbuigh gambling houses have
beeii l aided again.
Colonel D. M. Jenes pest 172, G. A. R.,
was organized at Tyiene en Satuiday.
The Democratic state peace committee
of six will meet at the Giraid house, Phil
adelphia, en Friday, May 21, at 7 o'clock,
p. m., by order of the chaiiman.
A Duncannon child the ether
lowed twenty-seven buttons,
which weie as large as a dime.
Geeigc P. Heller, for the past thiitecn
yeais associate judge of Pike county, died
yesterday, aged fifty-two. He was a lead
ing Democratic politician.
Gee. W. Childs has given $100 te the
Valley Ferge mcmeiial fund. He did it
with his lelt hand and the light ncvci
If Ilariisbing can get up an indignation
mass meeting ever the Kemble paiden the
capital city may yet save itself fiem the
fate of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The idea of a Feuith of July firemen's
parade in Alteena has been abandoned.
$2,000 weie needed te be raised, and only
$000 weie subsciibed.
Brakeman J. W. Mellen leaned his head
out tee far and was stiuck by a telegraph
pole en the l'etm'a It. It., near Deny, ile
was knocked off, stiuck by the car wheels
and died next day.
Aichie Campbell, a colored boy aged 13
years, residing in Haiiisbiug, was holding
a horse in a pasture field when the animal
jumped en him and biekc both legs below
Jcic Williams attempted te jump fiem a
moving tiain en the Valley lead, at Em Em
lenten. He had one leg cut oil and sus
tained injuiics about the head and body
which will doubtless cause his death.
Supervisor White has dctei mined te have
a census-taker for each election division in
Philadelphia. The Bulletin hopes that he
w ill be careful net te employ any of the
professional precinct mathematicians of
either party. He will get a very uncer
tain count, if he trusts it te them.
On Satuiday fifteen students were sus
pended by the faculty of Westminster col
lege, Xew Wilmington, Law lcnce county,
for insubei dilution. The remaining stu
dents matched them te the depot with a
brass band esceit. The affair has created
considerable excitement in the village.
A piefile medallion bust of the late
Judge Cadwalader has been cast in bienze
and will be placed in the new United States
court room, Xinth and Chestnut streets,
Philadelphia, when the buildings shall be
completed. The Cadwalader family will
be presented with a copy.
The coal shutes of the Delaware and
Hudsen canal company in Wilkesbaire,
were destroyed by lire yesteiday afternoon
together with a thousand tens of coal be
longing te Dicksen & Sturdevant. Six
cars were also destroyed. The total less
is placed at $8,000 ; no insurance.
An acielite the size of a bushel basket
went ciushing thieugh a lock house about
one-half mile cast of WiIliamsbuig,Luzeinc
county, last week. The stone is almost
leund, and bieke through the side of the
building making a hole the size of a deer.
The family occupying the house had only
vacated the premises about a week bcfeie.
Dr. O. R. Gleasen, the celebrated horse
tamer, while instructing his large class in
Chambersburg, had previously subdued
and put under entire contiel a vicious
horse, and had succeeded in subduing a
stubborn and vicious mule. He held the
animal's mouth with a lope, and was just
about te operate en the mule, when it
seized the doctor's aim, two of his teeth
sinking deep into the flesh, and dragging
him abet 15 feet before he could get loose!
The sentiment in favor of cremation is
cv idcntly growing, as may be proven by
the number of applications which the
trustees of the Le Moyne crematory in
Washington, Pa., have received. If all
applications were favorably considered the
crematory would be used almost every
week but as it is optional with the tius
tees whether they receive or refuse, the
use of the furnace will net be as great as
if it was built as a pecuniary investment.
. An Awful Disaster.
A terrible accident occured at Reme,
X. Y., at half-past five yesterday morning,
occasioning great less of life. On the
starting of the engine in the Merchant iron
mill one of the boilers burst, killing Jasen
C. Farr, William Francis, Reuben Davis
and Jeseph Besseck and probably fatally
wounding Adam Briescndierfer. The fol
lowing men were injured : Leuis Besseck,
three ribs broken; Fred Besseck, body
crushed ; Ben Wilsen arm broken ; and
Charles S. Baker, bruised. Many ethers
were slightly injured, all the empleyes of
the above named mill. The mill was badly
wrecked. The exploded boiler was raised
from its foundation and in its flight crush
ed through one heavy iron chimney, also
a heavy brick chimney, and landed about
400 feet from the mill. Owing te the early
hour only a part of the employees were en
duty, otherwise the less of life would have
been fearful. About 250 men are thrown
out of employment,
"BAPTIST, BAPTIST, IS MIC NAME."
The Church Militant en Kemble'a Crime.
During the neon recess of the Philadel
phia conference of the Baptist ministers,
yesterday, the members assembled at the
Assembly hall of the publication building.
Rev. Dr. H. H, Wayland submitted a se
ries of preambles and resolutions en the
subject of the recent pardon of the legisla
tive bribers. The preambles allude te the
danger of discrimination in the punishment
of crime and corruption of legislative
bodies and aie followed by the following
Jleselced, That we express our sincere
acknowledgment te his honor, Jehn J.
Pearson, judge of the ceuit of common
pleas for the Twelfth district of the state
of Pennsylvania, for the just and net un
duly seveie sentence pronounced upon the
men convicted of attempting te biibe mem
bers of the Pennsylvania Legislature. He
entitled himself te the gratitude of all geed
citizens by imposing a sentence which had
some meaning and w Inch was likely te act
as a preventive of similar crimes in the
Resolved, That we cannot tee strongly
utter our condemnation of the action of
the beaid of paidens and of his excel
lency, the governor, who, assuming, with
out constitutional authority, the exercise
of judicial function, have relieved the
criminals of all the mere significant por
tion of their sentence, and th.it they
should have done this in a manner which
violated their own established rules, and
allowed no opportunity for a fair healing
of the friends of public justice.
The resolutions were unanimously
adopted, after which the meeting adjourn
ed. Killing a Wildcat anil Sating Her Child.
Fer several dajs past it had been re
potted that a wild cat was leamiug the
weeds in the ncighboiheod of Shandaken,
X. Y.. Twe or three persons had seen the
animal, but being unaimed, did net dare
venture te attack it. On Satuiday after
neon last, as the four-year-old child of
Chailes Schoenmaker, who lives en the
mountain boideihigen Greene county, was
playing near the house, its mother heard a
scream for help. Running fiem the house
she found that the child was being attack
by some wild animal. Seizing a heavy
stick, she went te the child's assistance.
The wild cat (for such it was), with eyes
sparkling like fire, jumped for the mother
aud fastened its claws in one of her arms".
Being a stieng and courageous woman,
she managed te huil the animal
fiem her, and by a few well-directed blows
te end its life. It measured ever five feet
fiem its head te tip of tail, and weighed
twenty-seven pounds. The child was badly
scratched, and but for the prompt an ival
of the mother, would have been killed.
Unhappy Lancaster Count.
lNTM.LiaKM.Kit, May 4.
The auditeis pioneunce the piisen
management a fraud. The grand jury
pronounces the auditors' lcpeit a fraud.
The court which set afoot the gi and in
quest's investigation does nothing te
fuithcr its demand, aud is as nerveless as
when its elliccis piestituted justice in its
sanctuaiy and admitted their offense with
out fear of heing called te account. Tak
ing one consideration with another, this
county of euis, which high authority has
ranked with commonwealths, is honey
combed in its administrative depaitments
with fiaud, and these who can will net
deliver it fiem its peiil and its shame.
At Suffolk paik the three minutes race
was w en by Bay Chieftain. Annie Page
took the fiist and second heats. Time,
o.e(i 0.001 e.-mi e.-Mi ojei
-,..l4, -.-Oj, -..-JUj, .ei4, .4.
The 2:2!) race was wen by Ilamblctenian
in tin ee straight heats. Stonewall, sec
ond. Time, 2:28, 2:2G, 2:28.
The 2:20 pacing l ace was wen by Change.
Billy Scott took the fust heat. Time,
Little Maiy did net stait in any lace.
what cjiazn l'lCNlC.
A Large but Orilerlj I'arty.
The opening picnic at What Glen yester
day was1 laigcly attended, though the
grounds weie net sufficiently ovcr-ciewded
te cause discomfeit, nor were there se
many leading politicians present as might
have been expected, considering the near
approach of the piimary election. The
day was warm aud the demand for beer
was spirited, though there was very little
diunkenucss andnodiserderon the grounds
during the day. In the evening we leain
theie was a set-te just'eutsidc the gieunds
in which one of the belligerents was rather
The day was passed in dancing, prom
enading, swinging and like amusements.
The Independent band was present and
disceuiscd some fine music. The dancing
music was played by Taylei's excellent
There was only one accident. A young
lady named Killingcr was struck en the
head by a swing and knocked down, re
maining unconscious for some time. A
physician was sent for, but befeie his ar
l ival the young lady regained conscious
ness and did net appear te he seriously
An interesting feature of the picnic was
the rifle and revolver sheeting of the Cus
ter scout, who rejoices in the name of
" Wild Ilauy." He was dressed in the
regulation fientier hunter's uniform and
handled his rifle with wonderful dexterity,
breaking glass balls with a single bullet as
rapidly as they weie thrown into the air.
ne shot at nickel cenjts at a distance of
about 40 yaids and stiuck every one of
them whether he shot right or left handed,
with his rifle right side up or up side
down, or ever his shoulder w ith his back
te the taiget. Taking a revolver from
some one in the crowd he shot at a cigar
held in the hand of his hi ether, and with
unerring aim knocked the ashes fiem the
end of the cigar.
The paity biekc up about 9 o'clock in
the evening, all apparently satisfied with
their holiday in the weeds.
Although last evening was unusually wai m
the attendance at the Plant club was -very
geed nearly all the seats being filled. The
work of the evening was the analysis of the
flower of the May apple, podephyllum pcl
tatum, and an interesting paper ou the
Composite Family by Miss Rachel T.
Jacksen, of the gills' high school, illus
trated with Hcnslew's botanical charts.
The next meeting of the club will be held
en Monday evening, 17th inst., when a
paper en Umbellifereus plants will be read
by Master Walter King, a member of the
class and an enthusiastic young botanist.
There were eight proposals for furnish
ing beef te the prison. The contract was
awarded te Henry Deerr, the lowest bid
der, at 4 cents per pound.
COURT QUARTER SESSIONS.
Adjourned April Term.
Monday Afternoon. The jury in the case
of Harriet Bedie, charged with felonious
assault and battery, rendered a verdict of
net guilty of the felony, but guilty of the
unlawful cuttiug and maiming. A motion
was made for arrest of judgment.
Cem'th vs. Simen Roberts, colored, felo
nious assault and battery. Charles Vogt,
who attends bar at Keehler's Lien brew
ery en Middle street, testified that en the
14th of April the defendant aud several
ether colored men came into the saloon
and asked for a drink. They were very
drunk and the witness refused te giv e
them anything. They became very noisy
and when the witness and ethers attempt
ed te put them out Rebeits drew a razor
and attempted te cut him. ne would have
succeeded had it net been that witness
jumped away from him. After consider
able tieuble Rebeits and his companions
were ejected from the picmises. While
the darkeys were going down stairs some
one of them fired a pistol the ball of which
stiuck Cenrad Keehler en the head.
Cenrad Keehler testified te the tieuble
that they had with Rebeits. After he and
the etheis were put down stairs a shot was
fired, which witness heaul and the ball
stiuck him en the chin. Casper Keehler
testified that he saw Rebeits with a pistol;
he caught held of Cenrad, whom he pulled
back, after which the pistol shot was fired.
Several ether witnesses testified te the
trouble in the barroom. Twe of them ou
cress examination stated that they did net
hear the pistol shot. Dr. Herr testified
that he dressed the wound of Keehler ; it
looked as though it had been done by a
The defense, as swein te by Rebeits, was
that Vogt, who had a knife, first made the
attack upon him and cut hiin. After that
several ether white mcii jumped upon him
and assisted in beating him ; he had a
razor but did net attempt te cut Vogt ; he
did net discharge a revolver or have one at
James Fell coneborated Rebeits; did
net see him use a razor; did net hear a
Themas Wilsen did net see the light,
but met Roberts at the feet of the staiis ;
did net hear a pistol shot.
Philip Thompson saw Vogt, Keehler and
Eichlcr beating Roberts in the bar-room
with a-chair and a piece of gum hose with
a brass fixture at one cud, and saw them
hustle him down staiis; heaul no pistol
Several ether colored witnesses and one
or two white ones correboi ated this testi
mony, all of them swelling that they
heaid no pistol shot.
Jehn C. Buckius deposed that the razor
which defendant had in his possession at
the time of the fight belonged te him
(Buckius) ; that he had given it te
defendant the day of the fight te have it
In rebuttal the commonwealth le-called
Messis. Keehler and Dinklcbciger, the foi fei
mer of whom testified that he saw the
pistol in defendant's hand, and the latter
that the defendant was net beaten before
being ejected fiem the loom.
The jury acquitted Rebei ts of sheeting
Keehler and in the case preferred by Vogt
they found him guilty of assault only.
Sentenced te pay a fine $10 and costs.
Tuesday Morning. At the opening of
ceuit the counsel for JehuB. Dcnnu, who
is chaigcd with dissuading w itnesses, filed
a special plea te the indictment against the
accused, setting fei th, that as he was ar
raigned at the last quarter sessions court
in April, at which time a jury was im
pannelled and sworn, which juiy was
aftciwaids, at the instance of the
commonwealth, and by the Older of the
court, aud without the consent of the
defendant, and without a necessity, dis
missed, a juier being withdrawn and
the case continued, he cannot again be put
en his trial for the same offence andjhe
therefore prays te be discharged from the
The Fish Market.
Cem'th vs. City of Lancaster. The city
was chaiged with maintaining a nuisance
by allowing pcisens te sell fish at Vine
and Seuth Queen streets. This place is
occupied by fishermen during several
mouths in the spring of the year. A large
number of witnesses were called, including
Dr. Carpenter, Dr.M.L. Herr, D.M.Moere,
Dr. Beleuius, C.ipt. Elias McMellen, H.
W. Haibeigerand ether citizens residing
in the neighborhood of the fish market.
Fiem their testimony it appeared that this
place is in a bad condition. There is a
frightful smell arising fiem the fish, and
residents of the ncighboiheod are at
times compelled te close their
houses en that account. The fam
ilies of several of the witnesses have
been made sick by the smell. The tables,
wagons, fcc, of the fishermen are net kept
clean and peels of bleed often lie in the
streets for heuis, while the stench arising
theicfiem is almost unendurable at times.
After the commonwealth's testimony
was heard the counsel for the defense
asked for a nel. pros, en the gieunds that
it had net been shown that the city had
created this nuisance, which has been
maintained by private individuals, who
should be held liable. The court ordered
them te proceed with the testimony.
The defense called several witnesses te
pieve that the fish market is kept in geed
condition. It is washed every day, aud the
smell never gave the witnesses any incon incen
venience. One witness, who is a fish deal
er, en cress examination said that they
paid the estate of Mr. Efiingera certain
sum of money every week for the privilege
of backing their wagons te the curb te
sell fish at this place.
In rebuttal, D. M. 3Ioeic testified that
the side of the street en which his hotel is
situated is net washed sometimes for a
week. On trial.
In the case of Heniy Stauffer, charged
with the larceny of a deg, a verdict of net
guilty was taken for want of evidence, as
the animal alleged te have been stolen was
net registered, and was therefore net piop piep
erty. A nel pros was entered in the case of
Jehn E. Loraw et al, charged with con
spiracy. Murder Case Continued.
The case of Lewis Sewers, chaiged
with murder, was continued, owing te the
sickness of a material witness.
A Correction That Did Net Correct.
Our correction yesterday of estimated
pay of a census enumerator in a rural dis
trict of 2,000 population was as blundering
as the first even. Following are the right
2,000 names 145 00
80 farms '- 10 00
50 deaths 2 50
10 manufactories 2 00
Copying 2 00
Attendance en correction 5 00
MEETING OF BEE-KEEPERS.
A Small Attendance State of the
terest Topics Discussed.
The Lancaster county bee keepers' so
ciety met at the Black Herse hotel, North
Queen street, yesteiday afternoon at 2
The president being absent, Mr. I. G.
Martin, of Earl, was called te the chair.
Reports of the condition of the bees be
ing called for, Mr. Martin stated that he
had wintered 32 colonies ou summer
stands ; that all of them steed the winter
very well, net a single colony being lest.
He was net obliged te feed them this
spiing, and they aie at present stieng,
active, and almost ready te swarm. He
considered the prospect of a full crop of
honey very geed.
Mr. Elias Hershey, of Paradise, win
tered 31 hives, of which number he lest
two by starvation. The ethers get
thieugh in geed condition but none of
them have yet swarmed. He has heaul of
some hives in the neighbei heed that hav c
Mr. Jehn Eitemiller, of Strasburg, win
tered 2G hives and had the misfortune te
lese 7 of them the ethers being in geed
condition, with premise te jield a geed
ciep of honey.
Jehn S. Mellinger, of Stiasbuig, win
tered 18 colonies en summer stands, with
out packing. He lest three colonies all
of them having lest their queens in the
A discussion ensued as te the best method
of intieducing a new queen into a hive.
Mr. Mai tin's plan was te remove the old
queen and at once introduce the new one,
placing her in a wiie cage. At the end of
24 hours he released Her fiem the cage,
and watches te see whether the bees treat
her kindly. If they de net, he again
cages the queen, smokes the hive, and at
the end of 24 hours again liberates hei,
and repeats this operation until the colony
Mr. Eitcmillci's plan was te remove the
old queen ; place the new one in a cage,
two by four inches, and close the aperture
with honey and comb. If the queen eats
thieugh the comb within three days she
will be all light. If net he open the cage
and leaves her out. In fifteen eases in
which he adopted this plan he did net lese
a queen, he had put in the queens as eai ly
as May and as late as August.
The question was further discussed by
Messis. llcrshey, Mellinger and Martin.
''Why is it that the bees at the present
time aie engaged in killing oil" the
dienes ?" was asked by a member ; and
another member answered that it was be
cause of the scarcity of honey llewcis.
It was stated that a Lancaster county
bee-keeper had found a queen at the en
trance of a hive, stiff, helpless and appar
ently ncai ly dead. He took her into the
house, wanned her up and when she re
vived put her into the hive again, which
she entered and was received by the bees.
Mr. Eitemiller believed the queen was
an old and almost worthless one and had
piebably been expelled by her subjects.
' Is it justifiable te invest in $1 queens'."
was the next question discussed. Mr.
Mellinger believed that it was a geed in
vestment whenever Italian queens could
be secured and a bad investment when the
queens weie of the black or hybrid varie
ties He added that where different kinds
of bees are hied by the same apiarist, it is
almost impossible te get pure Italian
After an informal discussion ou the pio pie
priety of longer keeping up the organiza
tion of the society, owing te the small
number of bee-kecpeis who patienizcd it,
it was resolved te held en a little longer,
and en motion the society adjourned te
meet at the same place en the second Mon
day of August.
Quite a flutter was created en North
Lime street near the raihead bridge, jes-
teulay, by the ejectment of a non-paving
tenant. It appeals that the house, Ne. 219
North Lime street is owned by Jehn
Scherlf and occupied by Maiy Boekmjcr,
dressmaker. The tenant has been warned
out mere than once but refuses te go, and
our city policemen aie such tender-hearted
lambs that they refused te eject. Yester
day, Constable Sam. Bewman, of Salis
bury, was in town, the necessaiy papeis
were put into his hands, and he went te
steim the fort. It se happened that
Mrs. Boekmycr was absent, attending
the picnic at What Glen. The constable
cnteied the house, set all of Mis. Book Beok Boek
myci's furniture outside, locked the doeis,
and gave the keys te Mr. SchcifT. As seen
as Mrs. Boekmver get wind of what had
happened she hastened back and finding
her household goods ranged along "the
curbstone, she was net long decided what
te de. She bieke open the deer put her fur
niture into the house and proclaimed her
intention of holding the fei t. At last ac
counts she was successfully doing se ; but
achaigc of forcible cntiy and detainer has
been made against her and she will be ar
rested ( if any of our constables have the
nerve te de it) and taken before Aldeiman
Wiley for a hearing.
Mrs. Bookmyer disputes Mr. Schei ff"s
title te the prepei ty and claims that he is
indebted te her in a considerable sum for
certain services rendered.
A correspondent writes te the West
Chester Lecal News : The public necessity
for immediate action upon the pait of the
commissiencis of Chester and Lancaster
counties, for the constitution of a bridge
across the Octoraie at Meicer's Feid, is
one of vital interest te the traveling public
upon said lead. Several serious accidents
have already eccuired at said crossing, and
for the piotectieu of life and serious dam
ages te the township financially, the lead
should either be vacated or the work of
constructing a bridge immediately be put
in piegicss. Strangeis net paiticulaily
acquainted with the stream at that place
should net venture their lives crossing,
even during a very moderate rain-fall, as
the stream is notorious for sudden rises at
the above nlace.
Oil" for Atlantic City.
This famous seaside resort increases in
popularity yearly and has become net only
fashionable for society people, but noted
the year around as a health-restoring spot
for invalids. The following Lancasterians
will make it their residence and ethers will
seen fellow :
Gen. Geerge M. Stcinman, wife and
daughter left yesterday for Atlantic City.
Hen. Thes. E. Franklin and his son
Charles leave te-morrow for the same
Mrs. Gee. M. Franklin and children left
THE WAR OF FACTION.
Heg Uing Grunts and Bull Ring Ilellew iugs.
The Chance nt the Impending Republican
The Republican piimary elections in
this county wilt be held en Saturday, May
22 a week earlier than usual aud as the
campaign has been an exceptionally quiet
aud unexciting one thus far, it may be
expected that this and next week will be
actively emplevnl by the politicians in
" getting their weik in.'" It was gener
ally expected that the final "set ups"
would be mule eterday. the slates ar
ranged, the combinations feuned, and the
pi ice of admission te the "poel'' fixed.
But it did net se tin n out altogether.
Haul time, bitter experience and the fate
of Kemble and his associates seem te exer
ehe a somewhat dispiriting influence en
the political activity which- usually pre
vails a month in advame of Republican
primaries. The bummeis are net se
plenty as usual, and the candidates have
learned te husband their leseiuees, and
that a dollar gec further en election day
than ten tpent during the thirty dajs
Even the What Glen picnic did net
catch all the flies. Seme of thu 'Mower
end" politicians absented themselves en
the gieund that it was net in their district ;
and ethers ''began te make excuse,'
which showed that the average Republican
politician has learned some sense, and that
the shaip criticism of the demeralising in
fluences which have prevailed here has had
Things will be waked up. however,
within the present week, and nevt Monday
will be the grand rally preparatory te the
battle, the v ictery and deatii in the
The campaign thus far has been
eventful ami has mainly consisted of
the individual efforts of the different candi
dates. L"ach has been weiking for him
self with a characteristic: willingness te let
the devil take the hiudeiiiiest. Hut of
eeuise befeic the last day some combina
tions will be feuned, though the lines can
not be drawn se closely en the Bull Ring
and Heg Ring issue as they were in the
last two campaigns. The result is lil.ely
te piove that the Hull Rmgeis have pioiit pieiit
ed by adve.sity and that the Heg Ringeis
have been dcmeialied by geed fortune.
Such is the usual moral of politics. Suc
cess in it is haid te bear.
In the failure as jet efthe combination-;
te fei in themselves with any pieeisencss
the field can only be sniveled liein indi
As piedietd two yeais age, Hen. A.
Heir Smith will have a walk ever. He
does net stem te be giving himself much
concern about it. Of eeuise his interests
aie carefully vv.tteheil in his absence by
Postmaster Maishall and Collector Wiley ;
and the Heg Ring people generally are
quite well satisfied te see him re-elected,
because, though he i net of them espe
cially, they knew he has his knife into
Cameion and they cannot de better than
te give him av-iy general support.
It was thought he would have no com
petiter, and though the Caireren element
would be glad te start up any opposition
te him, they desp tired of finding any one
te lead their foilei.i hope. Majer (Jnet
found cold lomfeit fiem f hem when he
lueached his candidacy. But lately
they have found use for him
and want te cccuisc his little
political capital in behalf of Mylin and te
keep Giiest from rendering any scivice te
their bete noir, Jehnsen, for district attoi attei
ncy. Se they have assented te his candi
dacy and will give him a quasi support, te
prevent him fiem doing them any haim.
By a "still hunt' and without stirring
Smith te special exertion they expect te poll
a sufficient vote for Giiest te "keep him
bcfeie the public," though they entertain
no idea of electing him ; and his political
friends who are most sanguine will be
agreeably supiised if he is beaten less than
two te one this time.
The District Altoruej.
There has been mere effort made en this
contest than in any ether branch of the
campaign, and the chances have sliif'cd
fiem time te time as theie has been a new
ileal of the cauls.
At the outset the
Tem. Davis's side
through with aiush.
"brag" was all en
and he was going
McMellen has been
his backer fi ein the begining, but it leeks
as if his campaign had begun te early and
as he if "talks tee mtichee." His boom is
languishing. Itdioeps. It wants water.
Jehnsen has succeeded admirably in
diverting a large portion of the Heg Ring
strength fiem Davis. His fust notion was
that he might pielitably consort with thu
Bull Rhigcis anil for si months he dal
lied with them, made all sorts of coy ad
vances, but they never took te him and he
adopted the policy of bulldozing the Heg
Ring politicians. They began te fear that
Dav is could net be made in any event ;
they get rumors that Jehnsen might
pitch up an alliance with Mjiin
in the lower end fatal te Reiueehl, and, by
one means or another, Jehnsen has suc
ceeded in winning te his support the
laiger portion of the Heg Ring. This fact,
added te the vigor of his personal canvass,
makes him a leading candidate. Davis
still bluffs and insists that he will surely
beat Jehnsen, but he cannot show the fig
ures for any such claim, and his best hopes
new are that, in a contingency, the opposi
tion te Jehnsen may conclude that he is the
strongest man te beat him and centre upon
Davis. The opposition te Jehnsen are net
considering that idea, aud without its
adoption Davis will net have a better
place than thiid in this fight.
Jehnsen has been earnestly protesting
that he was an ci icient and vigorous offi
cer in his previous term ; that he systemat
ized the business, of the office ; introduced
reforms and saved the county thousands
upon thousands of dollars. On the ether
hand his opponents say the spectacle of a
man asking for a second term in this office
is one of unexampled piggishhess in local
politics and must be rebuked ; that Judge
Liv ingsten and net Jehnsen made the re
forms in the district attorney's office ; that
Jehnsen was always looking out for him
self and made $15,000 in his three jc.ii of
office ; that lie has been a chronic ofliee
hunter and money maker out of polities,
and that he introduced and perfected the
system of multiplying indictments which
has demoralized ourcntiieloc.il adminis
tration of justice, and set constables and
'squires all ever the county at Hie bus;,
ncssf that he is selfish, avaricious, and
cares for nobody but himself.
Nevertheless these things lecemmcnd