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LANCASTER DAILY INTEL L1GENCEK THURSDAY. MAY 13, 1880.
Lancaster intelligencer.
THUBSDAY EVENING. MAY 13, 1880.
One at a Time.
The New Yerk chamber of commerce
celebrated its 112th anniversary yester
day with a banquet, at which many dis
tinguished people were present, includ
ing Secretary Sherman, who made a
speech of congratulation upon the renew
ed prosperity of the country, which the
secretary and his friends think should be
made the occasion for asking the people
te elect its financial minister te the pres
idency. The most notable speech, how
ever, was made by one of the aldermen
of the city, Charles H. Marshall, in de
nunciation of the way in which the local
politicians of all the parties unite to
gether for their selfish advantage while
keeping up an outside show of great an
tagonism upon national questions, of
mere or less consequence, but in which
there is no money for them. If Mr. Mar
shall's facts are right his denunciation is
very just. In the old Tweed days there is
well-known te have been a combination
between that Democratic leader and the
local Republican chiefs, by which the fat
offices of the city were drained for the
mutual benefit of the ring. But when
this set of thieves were exposed and
driven out, it was supposed that the ex
ample of their fall had sufficed td secure
the city a reasonably honest government.
The expectation is hardly justified by
the condition of the city government,
" which has been se " amended" by the
Legislature as te leave every opportunity
for dishonest manipulation. The city is
governed by commissions, the mayor
having little real authority. Responsi
bility is, therefore, divided; and the
non-partisan character which the law
aims te give these commissions simply
results in a division of the spoils between
men of different parties instead of
cenfering the profit and respensibil
ity upon these of one. This
must be considered an elegant
device te secure a peaceful repast te the
thievish rats, of different colors, who se
cure entrance te the granary.
The hungry fellows en both sides being
satisfied, city affairs proceed with a har
mony which ought te be a very agreea
ble contemplation te the taxpayers in
view of its costliness. Perhaps Mr. Mar
shall is right in preferring te save the
money and de without the charming
spectacle. He thinks that the best way
is te demand a party government and te
undertake te feed only one set of poli
ticians at a time, lie would have their
meals disturbed by the growling of the
fellows en the outside, and thinks they
would steal less if they were kept all the
time en the lookout te defend their
positions than they would when joined
together with their enemies in a treaty
of peace and alliance.
"We knew hew these things work in
Pennsylvania. We have sometimes had
Democratic officials who lived very agree
ably alongside their Republican fellows in
office. The amicability was costly te us.
"We could well have afforded te spare it.
The people have reason te distrust such
behavior. It is safer te witness the
snarls than the smiles of opposing peli
ticiuns.
As We Thought.
Mr. McClelland informs the Pittsburgh
Pert that " his relation te the chairman
of the state central committee is of a con
fidential character and relates te the busi
ness and net the political management of
the campaign, as Mr. Dill intends te take
that in charge and devote his personal
attention te every portion of the state.
Every one acquainted with the working
machinery of a political campaign is
aware of the great amount of office work
necessary te be performed, and this Mr.
McClelland has agreed te de. Nothing
mere." This is just as we supposed it
was. We are very much mistaken in
Mr. Dill, if he does net intend te be in
fact,as well as name, the chairman of the
state committee. He is tee strong a man
himself te be any ether man's instru
ment, or te be disposed te wield his au
thority in any interest but that of the
party which has been given in his charge
and which he will expect te reward him
according te his faithfulness te his trust.
It has an absolute confidence in him
which his record well deserves and is
content that he shall select his own in
struments for the work for which he is
solely responsible. If he thinks he can
advsmtageeusly use the service of
Mr. nayes Grier, of Columbia, as the
Pest suggests, we shall be very willing
that he should secure them if he can.
We de net conceive that it is a very ex
alted ambition which would lead a man
te desire a clerical position in the service
of the state committee. Te one who
has business of his own te de such man
ner of political service would entail a
sacrifice which most persons would net
be ready te make. Seme men, however,
are se fend of political work that they
would rather de it than attend te their
own legitimate business, and upon the
active services of such men de parties
largely depend for their motion. They
are entitled te our gratitude for their
exertion, when it is disinterested, as it
often is ; and would receive mere of it
but for the recognized fact that they
de it because they like te de it and that
it is net therefore the sacrifice which it
seems te be.
The Dennis trial has necessarily result
ed in the conviction of the defendant,.
wlie was undoubtedly guilty and who
had placed his reliance upon his ability
te escaie an appearance before a jury. It
did net require much evidence te con
vict one who had se striven te avoid
trial. Like the prisoner who seeks te
escape the custody of the law, and
whose guilt is demonstrated by his flight,
the case of Dennis was long age decided
against him in the public judgment by
his strenuous efforts te paralyze the pros
ecutien. It is gratifying that he did net
succeed, but it is net se pleasant te
knew that he probably would have suc-
ceeded but for the newspaper notoriety
given te his proceedings. The news
paper is a powerful agency in the re-in-fercement
of justice when it represents
the popular judgment. Nobody in a de
mocracy cares te resist the people and
their safety consists in their keeping
themselves well-informed upon the ac
tions of their officials. As long as the
press is independent enough te discharge
this duty liberty is 3afe. Nene but
criminals should want te restrict the free
dom of the press in the criticism of the
people's servants. Often, no doubt, in
justice is done ; but it is injustice te an
individual ; whereas the hurt that would
come from the bridling of the journalist
i i done te the whole body of the people.
PEBBONAJj.
Hayes will take a trip te the Pacific
coast during the coming summer.
Mr. ANTnexv J. Dkexel, the banker,
Bailed for Europe yesterday in the steamer
Scythia.
Ex-Senater Jas. A. BAYABD,ef Wilming
ton, Del., has relapsed and is growing
weaker. Senater Themas F. Bayard has
been sent for.
Isaac P. Cuuistiancy, ex-Senater from
Michigan, and at present Minister te Peru,
yesterday began a suit for divorce from his
wife, Lizzie M. Christiancy, in Washing
ton. An answer and cress bill will be
filed by Mrs. Christiancy, next week.
Judge McMath, of Ohie, says that there
never were two human beings mere alike
than Samuel J. Tildbx and ex-Congressman
H. B. Payne, of Cleveland. He
thinks that if Tilden should net be nemi
nated Payne wilk
The young Princess Victeria, who, as
the bride of Prince Wilhelm, of Prussia,
will be the future empress of Germany,
has a mind of her own. All the illus
trated journals and the picture dealers
are in dispair, for, charm they never se
wisely, she absolutely refuses te have her
photograph taken for the benefit of the
public.
Mrs. Nellie Chant Sartekis is said te
be looking extremely pretty. With her
two charming children the fair and girlish
mother makes a graceful picture. Her
youngest child is a little girl named ' Vi
vian," which picturcsque little name
would hardly seem te belong te the same
family as " Ulysses Simpsen."
Henry Clay, a grandson of the "Mill "Mill
Bey of the Slashes," will accompany the
Howgate Arctic expedition as an aid te
Lieutenant Howgate. Mr. Clay, who is
known in Kentucky as "Yeung Harry
Clay," is 29 years of age. He was born in
Lisben, Portugal, when his father was
minister te that country. He is new pros
ecuting attorney in Louisville, being a man
of generous nature and varied accomplish
ments. The wedding dress of Prederica of
Hanover, was of white satin, plain in
front, with an open corsage trimmed with
Irish lace. The tunic and train were bro
caded in silver, the material having been
woven in Lyens, and both were embroi
dered with flowers in silver, the several
bouquets being enclosed in borders formed
of seed pearls and connected together with
arabesques of white jet. The usual bridal
decorations of orange flowers and myrtle
were profusely arranged in wreaths en the
front of the skirt. The lace for the dress
and also the wedding veil were of the finest
Irish manufacture. Beth the dress and
the veil were the gift of Queen Victeria.
MINOR TOPICS.
When "As Yeu Like It " was perform
ed for the first time in the theatre at
Wilna, Russia, a few weeks age, it gave
such satisfaction that the audience began
uttering loud cries for the author. The
manager was hi great embarrassment, for
he knew nothing whatever of the illustri
ous Bard of Aven. Nevertheless the man
ager came te the front, and after some
preliminary talk regretfully announced
that Mr. Shakspearc, the author of the
piece in question, had been dead for nearly
twenty-five years. Expressions of regret
arose from the crowd, who, however, were
quite satisfied with the explanation.
Philadelphia has recently been the
scene of a series of swindles of a peculiarly
heartless character. A man named Jes.
Kearney, casting about for au illegitimate
means of making money, hit en the follow
ing plan : Going te several houses he rep
resented at each that a member of the
family had been seriously injured and de
manded money for carriage hire, which
was promptly given. He then disappeared
and it afterward transpired that his state
ment in every case was cruelly false. It is
comforting te knew that he was promptly
nabbed and get six months in prison for
his miserable crime.
As it is about time for the seventeen
year locusts te come te the front, the state
papers, particularly these of the rural dis
tricts, have much te say concerning these
enemies of verduc. A " bug-olegist " of
Washington county reports, from a record
which he kept, that in 1803 the first locust
made its appearance en the 2Gth of May ;
first heard te sing May 28th ; all out of
the ground June 12th ; first began te de
posit eggs June 14th ; began te die June
20th ; all dead July 16th. These facts may
be interesting te these who predict locusts
every year, but we think the potato-bug
completely throws Mr. Locust in the shade,
and he is always en time, tee.
Muscovite ladies are celebrated for
their passionate enthusiasm. At the last
concert recently given in Moscow by Anten
Rubinstein, the ladies actually poured
around the artist and, in the fervor of their
grateful delight, kissed his hands. Seme
years age Capoul, famous for beauty of
person and grace of manners, took part in
a series of concerts at Moscow. After one
of his most brilliant displays, he found
occasion te wash his hands, and report of
this incident having reached the ladies in
the concert hall, they rushed incontinently
into the toilet chamber of the artist, and
having there emptied their smelling-bottles
of their fragment or pungent contents,
they forthwith filled them with water con
secrated by the unclean artistic hands.
The growth of Methodism in the United
States has been se great that the general
conference has found it necessary te increase
the number of bishops from six te ten, in
order te secure an efficient supervision of
the multifarious interests of this irrcat
organization. Three of the new bishops
are already well-known as the heads of
three important Methodist institutions
Dr. Fess, of the Wesleyan university, Dr.
Hurst, of the Drey seminary, and Dr.
Haven, of the Syracuse university. The
fourth, Dr. Warren, is a very popular and
highly respected minister of Philadelphia
la
The New Yerk Tribune, whose upper
most consideration just new is the Blaine
b Mm, is urging the delegation from the
Empire state te disregard the instructions
of the state convention binding them te
vote for Grant. It is absurd, it says, as
well as unjust, te expect delegates elected
by the voters of their districts te defy and
nullify the preferences of their constit
uents because an inconsequential majority
in a state convention pass a resolution of
instruction. Legislatures " direct" Isena Isena
ters and "request" members of Congress
te vote in certain ways. The representa
tion of a state in a national convention is
modeled exactly after its representation in
Congress. The state convention has an
undoubted right te instruct or "direct"
the delegates at large, as 'legislatures
sometimes undertake te instruct senators,
and it may, if it cheeses, "request" the
distriet delegates, just as legislatures
" request" representatives in Congress.
But the district delegates can de as they
and their constituents cheese just as
representatives in Congress de.
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FIRES NEAKKEAWNG.
The Ferest " In a Blaze and Great Deitruc"
tien of Property Feared.
A fierce forest fire is raging about five
miles south of Reading, in a section of
Berks county known as " The Ferest."
This is one of the wildest regions in East
ern Pennsylvania. The feiest country
covers au area of probably fifty square
miles, and should the fire continue te gain
headway the destruction of property will be
very heavy. Mount Penn furnace, four miles
from Reading, is in great danger. This is
a charcoal furnace, which has just been
altered and improved by Kauffman &
Eckert, of Reading, who expected te put
the same in blast this week. There arc a
number of buildings in the vicinity of the
furnace and the property is a valuable one.
The buildings en the farm of A. M. Fulton
(formerly owned by ex-Congressman
Schwartz) are also reported te be in dan
ger. There has been a dreuth of nearly
three weeks and the dryness of the timber
together with the high wind prevailing,
blowing at the rate of sixty miles per
hour, has caused the flames te spread
rapidly. Dense clouds of smoke obscured
the city since an early hour last evening
and the flames were plainly visible from
high points. The section which is being
devastated by the flames is remote from
railroads, Reading being the nearest point
and telegraph station. Although known
as the forest it is broken by occasional
small valleys, containing comparatively
fertile farms, with fine farm buildings,
occupied mostly by market gardeners, who
attend the markets of Reading.
Destructive Fires Elsewhere.
Anether disastrous fire started yesterday
in the timber land at the head of Fester
Broek valley, eight miles from Bradford,
Pa. The flames swept ever the ridge and
down Tram Hellew, destroying timber and
oil " rigs " in their path, and almost en
tirely burning down the villages of Oil
Centre and Middaughville. Last night two
oil tanks, at different points in the path of
the conflagration one containing 25,000
barrels of petroleum, the ether 3,000
were en fire, and the town of Duke Centre,
containing about 1,000 inhabitant.", was
threatened. A mile above Duke Centre, a
nitro-elvcerine magazine, in the path of
the flames, exploded with tremendous
force. It is estimated that 200 "rigs"
had been destroyed up te last night. Only
one casualty is reported ; a man named
William Reed was dangerously injured by
a falling tree.
The forest fires in New Jersey have aain
broken out, and telegrams from Hendrick
son, Mt. Pleasant, Barnegat, Atco and Ce
dar Lake report immense damage. The
reports from Barnegat and Hendricksen
describe the conllagaratiens as " fearful "
and " appalling," and it is said that " the
line of the coast from Toms river te Squan
appears like a sheet of flame." Twenty
houses in the town of Pert Republic were
burned by sparks from the lerest fire in
that vicinity en Sunday.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN.
Fire State Conventions Yesterday.
An enthusiastic convention of the Re
publicans of Michigan adopted resolutions
yesterday in favor of Mr. Blaine for presi
dent and Mr. Ferry for vice president.
The delegates te Chicago are left free te act
as they cheese, but they are almost unani
mous for Blaine. A resolution opposing a
nomination te a third term was laid en the
table. The Nevada Republicans instructed
their delegates for Blaine. The West Virginia
convention was also enthusiastic for the
same candidate. The Flerida convention
declared for Grant. The Wisconsin Dem
ocrats cheese delegates te Cincinnati yes
terday. They did net instruct the dele
gates, but the convention was for any man
except Tilden. Were it understood that
Horatio Seymour would be a candidate the
vote Jweuld be solid Jfer him. Next
in favor in order of strength are General
Hancock, Governer Parker, of New Jer
sey, Judge Field, of Califemia, II. J. Jew
ett, of Ohie, and Bayard, of Delaware.
Tilden and Sherman.
Samuel J. Tilden and Mr. Sherman met
at neon yesterday, iu the office of L. H.
Meyer, 21 Nassau street, New Yerk. The
occasion was a meeting of a committee of
the directors of the Pittsburgh, Fert
Wayne and Chicago railroad. Beth are
members of the beard and of the commit
tee. Their entrance te the building was
observed and quickly drew a crowd of sev
eral hundred persons, which waited nearly
two hours for their reappearance. Seme
attempt at a greeting was made when they
came out, but it was evident that curiosity
rather than political enthusiasm had at
tracted the crowd. Mr. Tilden went across
the street te the Third national bank te at
tend a directors' meeting, and Mr. Sher
man went te the custom house. It is re
ported that the recognition between the
two was formal and the conversation
slight.
TODAI'S TRIPLE HANGING.
The Three Remaining ilaber Murderers
te
auuer tne .ueatn r enalty.
Te-day Wise, Hummel and Brandt, the
remaining conspirators implicated in the
Raber murder, will be hanged at Lebanon,
between the hours of 10 a. m. and 3 p. m.
Since Sunday evening Wise, who has made
several confessions admittiing his connec
tion with several conspiracies te murder
Raber, has partaken of no feed, in imita
tion, he says, of his Saviour. When net
sleeping, he has devoted nearly all his time
te praying, singing, and ether religious
exercises. He can be heard in all parts of
tne prison, in tne last statement, he
maintains that Brandt, Hummel, Zechraau
and himself had conspired te kill Rabe'J
and that Brandt and Hummel had given
him te understand that this was net the
only insurance money they had in contem
plation. He says Hummel told him that
he and another man had also in view the
murder of an old Dutchman, possessed of
considerable means, for the purpose of
robbery. Brandt and Hummel are cheer
ful, and both deny the truth of Wise's con
fessions. 'Geed Stock" and "Sound Coin."
Wilmington Gazette.
Seme of our esteemed contemporaries,
who leek through Radical spectacles, have
heaped a lead of censure upon Hen.
Samuel J. Randall. .There never was a
man mere unjustly abused. He comes of
geed stock, and is sound coin. The Demec-
wh3e many friends in this city will
glad te learn of his advancement.
racy ewe him a debt of gratitude for
honest service ; and should such an im
probability happen that he should be the
' dark horse," se frequently alluded te,
and be successful, the country would need
no guarantee for its chief executive.
state: items.
The McGibeny's appear in Scranton to
night. Judge Allisen occupied fully three hours
yesterday delivering his charge in the cele
brated Whitaker will case in Philadel
phia. The body of Gustave Peetz was cre
mated in the Lemoyne furnace at Wash
ington last evening. The process oecu
pied three hours.
The Mutual fire insurance company of
Montgomery county, at their last meeting,
decided, by a unanimous vote, te donate
$100 te each of the fire companies of Norris
town. Norristown has a public square, which
it dignifies with the name of " a miniature
park.'" The residents are correspondingly
happy, and young and old hie themselves
thither in the shades of the evening.
Letta Latta, a child twenty-one months
old, of Monongahela City, was choked te
death by getting an acorn in her threat.
The doctors performed an operation, but
she died while they were performing it.
The grand ledge of Pennsylvania, I. O.
O. F., will meet in Reading en the 18th
inst. A thousand delegates will be in at
tendance and the session will last the
week.
Beyer Ailman, a young man of Juniata
county, who several years age went te
.New Mexico, has struck a rather large
bonanza. He recently sold a mine lie
owned te New Yerk capitalists for $100,
000. The National association of window glass
manufacturers met in Pittsburgh yester
day and resolved te suspend production
for the months of June, July and August.
A preposition te reduce prices was unani
mously rejected.
At the regular meeting of the Western
nail association, in Pittsburgh, yesterday,
it was decided te rednce the card rates te
$3.25, and also te suspend operations for
two weeks out of the next three, beginning
en the 17th inst.
Michael Maguire, who murdered his
wife Bridget, in a tenement house, en
Temple street, Philadelphia, was found
guilty yesterday of manslaughter, and was
sentenced te three years' imprisonment in
the Eastern penitentiary.
As an express train en the Bound Broek
branch of the Reading railroad was com
ing in at the Ninth andjGreen street depot,
Philadelphia, yesterday morning, the en
gine struck Jeseph Kite, the flagman, at
the crossing, killing him instantly.
A meeting of tenants and property
owners en Market and Frent streets, Phil
adelphia, as well as ethers opposed te the
projected elevated railway en these streets,
adopted, last night, resolutions protesting
against the project.
William C. Neissel, the pickpocket
with many aliases, arrested en Tuesday
for stealing $1,026 from a citizen while
riding in a Girard avenue car, Philadel
phia, was yesterday sentenced te two
years' imprisonment in the Eastern peni
tentiary. Four large bark sheds, at the Tecumseh
tannery, at Everett, Bradford county, Pa.,
were burned yesterday. Less, $20, 000. The
hospital and stables of the Carben county
(Pa.) almhouse were burned en Tuesday
night, with 9 horses, 21 head of cattle and
40 hogs.
Samuel Barr, ex-Senater Cameren's pri
vate secretary, is a candidate for the Re
publican nomination for Congress in the
Lebanon, Dauphin and Northumberland
district. The friends of Congressman
Killinger, in Lebanon, will probably press
him (Mr. K.) for a renominatien.
A colored man committed infanticide at
Columbus, Ga., about ten days age, and
disappeared. His mother informed the
police that he was hiding in the lattice
work of the Western railroad bridge across
the Chattahoeche river. They went te
the bridge yesterday and demanded his
surrender, when he jumped into the river
and drowned himself.
The national convention of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians, in session in Phila
delphia, was addressed yesterday by Mr.
Jehn Dillen, M. P., in favor of the objects
of the Irish land league. A letter was
read from Mr. Charles Stewart Parnell,
M. P., denying that the funds raised for
the land league and for charitable purposes
were used for political ends.
Milten Baldwin found a very curious
growth, in the shape of a weedy fungus,
in Warne's mine, Monongahela City.
Nearly every kind of vegetable growth re
quires light, but this formation which is
two feet long and of the most fantastic
shapes, was growing pendant from a pit
pest about 200 feet from the pit mouth. In
one place it takes the shape of a baby's
feet, with remarkable distinctiveness of
outline, and resemblances of various kinds
arc found iu this very odd excrescence.
Nathan Bell, at one time a tvpe of the
Mifflintown Democrat and Register, has
returned te his home in that place from a
trip around the world, eccupyius him three
years and nine months, during which time
he was in the United States government
surveying expedition, ana was in Europe,
China, Japan, and some of the Pacific
islands. lie is but twenty-two years of
age, and intends shortly te enter a Russian
surveying and exploring expedition in Si
beria. Printers are proverbial tramps,
but Mr. Bell's has been te some purpose.
Church Assemblies.
In the Methodist general conference at
Cincinnati, yesterday, a resolution was
adopted approving the project of held an
"Ecumenical council" in Londen in 1881,
and looking te the appointment of at least
three bishops as delegates. In the after
noon the four new bishops recommended
by the committee were elected by the con
vention, as fellows : Dr. Cyrus D. Fess,
president of the Wesleyan university at
Middletown, Conn.; Dr. Jehn F. Hurst,
president of the Drew tholegical semi
nary ; Dr. Henry W. Warren, of the Arch
street church, Philadelphia (whose lecture
en "Recretatiens in Astronomy, "delivered
in this city some months since, is remem
bered with pleasure by all who heard it);
and Dr. E. O. Haven, chancellor of Svra-
cuse university, N. Y.
The general synod of the Eyangelica
Lutheran church Seuth, which had been in
session at Richmond, Va.,for several days,
adjourned yesterday. Many delegates-from
the church bodies North were present, and
steps were taken looking te a mere inti
mate connection with the Northern church.
A plan for the establishment of an institu
tion for the training of colored children
and homeless boys was warmly approved,
and will doubtless be pushed forward.
Among these present at the sessions from
the general synod North were Dr. William
Baum and Dr. F. W. Cenrad, editor of
the Lutheran Observer, both of Philadel
phia. In the African Methodist general confer
ence, at St. Leuis yesterday the action of
the bishops in deposing Dr. R. H. Kain,
of Seuth Carolina, from the secretaryship
of the beard of missions, was sustained by
a decided vote. Dr. Kain was removed be
cause he was tee deeply engrossed in poli
tics te attend te his duties in the church.
The sixth annual convention of the Cath
olic Yeung Men's National Union opened at
uiuceuiuau, nasmngten, yesterday.
Bishop Keane, of Richmond, presided, and
103 delegates answered te the roll call.
The annual convention of the Protestant
Episcopal church of the diocese of Penn
sylvania yesterday elected as the
members of the standing oemmittee Rev.
Drs. R. Goodwin, H. J." Morten, C. Geerc,
Currie, Benjamin Watsen and Rev. J. B.'
Falkaer. the lay members being Geerge C.
Merris, Edward Olmstead, James S. Bid
die, W. W. Frazier, jr., and Jehn Clayeon.
LATEST NKWS BY MAIL.
James W. Parker, Democrat, was re
elected mayor of Ogdensburg, N. Y., yes
terday. The supply of gas and water at the New
Orleans custom house has been cut off,
owing te the exhaustion of the apprepria
tien.
In the U. S. Senate yesterday Mr. Hill
finished his speech hi support of the admis
sion of H. M. Spofford te the seat new oc
cupied by Kellogg, from Louisiana.
The " Supreme Ledge of the Knights of
Hener" of the United States is in sessi n
at Charleston, S. C. Thirty-two states are
represented.
The nomination of Rebert M. Wallace
for reappointment as U. S. marshal for
Seuth Carolina was rejected by the U.TJ.
Senate yesterday by a party vote.
During an amateur performance in the
opera house in Atlanta, Ga., yesterday,
tne clothing et three yeungflady perform
ers caught fire, and all were severe'y
burned.
The complaint against Mayer Kalloch,
in substance as already reported in this
column, has been presented in the superior
court at San Francisce and made returna
ble en the 18th instant.
The steamer, City of Louden, which ar
rived in New Yerk yesterday, was de
tained six hours in a field of ice en the Gth
instant. She passed several icebergs, one
of them about 300 feet high and 700 feet in
length.
In the convention of railway master me
chanics at Cleveland, yesterday, S. A.
Hedgman, Jacob Jehan and James W.
Beene were appointed te serve one, two
and three years respectively, as a ceirmit
tee te report at conventions topics for con
sideration by committees in the intervals
between the annual meetings.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
TIIE EMPIRE EXCURSION.
A Hospitable Reception and a Joyeas Tlnie
Banquet by the Ladies Speeches,
Music, etc. Incidents et
the Trip.
The trip of the Empire hook and ladder
company te Chambersburg yesterday was
all that could be desired for delicious
weather and prompt passage. The boys
enjoyed it thoroughly. An hour at Har
risburg was largely devoted te dinner, and
at every station of any size en the Cum
berland Valley line the hand played an air,
and a detachment of the firemen had a
walk around te the musie of "Sen" Hess's
mouth-organ, or an elephant waltz by
Clayt. Myers, Ferd. Demuth, Wm. B. Fin
ney and Jehn Copland.
At Carlisle a mite of a moke, thirteen
years old and thirty inches long, in bare
feet and a red shirt, was picked up and
adopted by the company. His name is
Thompson with a "p" and he is fun
nier than Landseer's "traveled monkey."
The best of order, though the merriest of
fun, prevailed until the company reached
Chambersburg. Committees of the Vigi
lant met the Empire at Carlisle and Ship-
pensburg, and the whole entertaining
company met them at the Chambersburg
depot. They marched through town, un
der arches of " welcome, " and past gaily
decorated public and private buildings, te
their headquarters at the National hotel,
which is ablaze with bunting and hospita
ble mottoes. The boys took in the town
from 5 te 8, visiting Heyser's extensive
paper and straw beard mills, premenad
ing the streets and seeing various points of
interest.
At 8:30 they were marched te Repository
hall, where a banquet was given them by
the Vigilant members and their lady
friends. The Mt. Pleasant company, of
Harrisburg, was present, with the State
Capital band, the Vigilant company, lead
ing citizens and eilicials of the borough
and representatives of all the local fire
companies. The hall stage was gaily
decorated with arches, flags, mottoes and
blazing gas jets in designs. Over 200 sat
down te a handsome banquet of cold meats,
fruits, cakes, relishes, ice cream and coffee.
Am address of welcome was delivered by
James McKnight, esq., cordial, hospitable
and eloquent. W. U. Hensel, esq., re
sponded for the Empire, thanking Cham,
bersburg's citizens and firemen for their
generous entertainment of Lancaster's cit"
izen-firemen. He referred te the many tics
binding together the people of Lancaster
county and of the Cumberland Valley, and
te the union of hearts and hands that over
leaped mountain barriers and rolling rivers
te join loyal, unselfish firemen. Mr. Al
Nebinger responded neatly for the Harris
burg firemen. Dan Clemmens. ir.. execu
ted a novel drum sole and the material
feast was begun.
After it was finished the Empire marched
te the hotel and with their band sere
naded some of the town folk. Everything
last night pointed te a grand pageant to
day. Guests and hosts are equally pleased
with each ether and everybody is having a
quiet, but a joyful time.
The only unpleasant incident was that
some soeundrel get into the band room
and cut the strings of the valves en Char
ley Leaman's horn last night.
The following dispatch was received at
this effice this afternoon :
" CHAMHEnsnBRe, May 13.
" Te Intelligencer : ,
"Propitious 'weather; big crowd;
parade grand success ; nineteen companies
and apparatus ; fifteen bands ; Governer
Heyt reviewed it. Lancaster boys and
band special subjects of popular admira
tion." " The Blame or Youth."
Rev. Matthew Mark Diggs sends ns the
following, which we reproduce verbatim efc
literatum et punctuatim :
Tak notice that there will be a gand
entertainment given by the blume of youth
for the benefit of the sons and Daughters
et Abraham be held at the A. M. E.
Zion church Tuesday Evening May 18
the world's reneun live pigeon pet pye and
Silver walk, come one. come all both
great and small.
As expects a great time.
Managers.
M. 31. Diggs,
Ed. SMim,
Ed. Jacksen.
Jesephine Bredusp
Luct Hunter.
Admission 15 cents.
A Beem for Grisst.
The Oxford Press says : " The Republf- J
can primary election in .Lancaster county
takes place en the 22d inst. Among the
list of candidates we observe the name of
our old friend. Ell weed Griest, editor of the
Inquirer, who would make a respectable
and very intelligent congressman and de ,'l
credit te tne Old Uaurd."
THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.
Duties aad Prerogatives that Pertain te the
OsBce The Advances of Modern In-
Baeiity het. s. G. Wa&ner's
Before the Se
ciety or Religious
Inquiry.
At St. Paul's Reformed church, corner
of Duke and Orange streets, Rev. S. G.
Wagner, of Allentown, Pa., last evening
preached the annual sermon before the So
ciety of Religious Inquiry, composed of
students of the Reformed theological semi
nary, of this cit The church was nearly
filled by an audience that included the stu
dents of the seminary and college in large
proportion, and many of the profoundest
theologians and thinkers connected witn
the faculty of these institutions, among
whom were notable the venerable Dr.
Nevin, late president of Franklin and Mar
shall, and Dr. Themas G. Apple, the pres
ent honored head of the same institution.
There was also a fair representation of the
local clergy and general community.
After the opening services, consisting of
prayer and scripture reading, which were
conducted by Rev. Dr. Eschbach, of Fred
rick, Md., and which were delayed con
siderably beyond the hour announced, a
quartet of voices Misses Millie Bachler,
Dellic Sener, Mr. Zimmerman, and Mr.
Jehn A. Bailsman sang a very pretty
arrangement of "Come Theu Fount," the
the sole parts being given by Miss Bach
ler, Mr. Walter Bausman presiding at ths
organ.
The orator of the evening, Rev. Mr.
Wagner, selected as bis text the words
found in the first Epistle of Paul te the
Corinthians, first chapter, twenty-third
and twenty-fourth verses : "But we
preach Christ crucified ; unto the Jews a
stumbling block, and unto the Greeks
foolishness ; but unto them which are
called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the
power of Ged and the wisdom of Ged.
During His life en earth our Lord made
prevision for the guidance of the souls of
the people in their journey through life by
the establishment of the ordinances of His
church, and the appointment of a ministry
te administer them. The ordinance of His
ministry is a Divine institution. He endow
ed His apostles with the power te remit
sins, premising them that whatsoever they
siieuui einu en eartn should ee bound in
heaven, and whatsoever they should loose
en earth should be loosed in heaven ;
making them the rulers of nis kingdom en
earth. By the appointment of an author
ized succession the apostles provided for
the continuation of the work that was put
into their hands by our Saviour and the
church throughout the succeding centuries
has been accustomed te consecrate men te
administer the sacraments ordained by
Christ and te perform the offices necessary
for the edifying of the hotly of Christ. By
the sacred character of its institution the
office is net one te be rashly assumed nor
indiscriminately conferred.
Hastening te the consideration ef the
duties of the effice of the ministry of
Christ, its highest function is found te
consist in preaching. As the ambassador
of Christ the minister must preach Christ
because, as declared in the text, He is the
power of Ged and the wisdom of Ged. The
unutterable responsibility of this sacred
office might almost cause one te suppose
that it would be impossible for men te fill
it that angels should have been called
from heaven te perform its high preroga
tives ; but infinite wisdom has seen
fit te cheese earthen vessels te
accomplish its purpose. The thought, "I
have the care et immortal souls, " should
and docs rest like a mountain weight upon
the shoulders of the minister, and it is
only the remembrance of the Divinity of his
commission, of the Master's premise of the
visitation of His grace, of His purpose te
abide with him even unto the end of the
world, and of the assertion that the gates
of hell should net prevail against him, that
sustains the minister.
The speaker devoted a considerable por
tion of his discourse te an exposition of
the materialistic tendency of the age in
which we live, of the spirit of infidelity
that is abroad in the world. Society is
honeycombed with infidelity from centre
te circumference, and even theological
seminaries arc becoming shaky places, ever
which the shadow of doubt appears te be
hanging. Devotion te science is taking
the place of a belief in the truths of re
ligion. Science believes in nothing that it
cannot prove, hence belief in a personal
Ged, in the existence of the soul itself, is
unscientific. The newspapers are filled
with scientific discussions, and the multi
tude eagerly swallows the sugared close
that is subtly eating away the faith that
is the foundation of religion. Alas for
peer humanity ! Ged have mercy en the
man who believes nothing that he can
not prove by scientific methods ! Verily he
is te be pitied of men and of angels.
All this is working a change in the so
cial status. Religion, formerly the topic
of interest and excitement, is giving place
te scientific investigation, political discus
sion, and the various forms of material
advancement. The depressing influence
of this condition of affairs upon the pulpit
is te be viewed with alarm. When the
minister gees before his people, burdened
with the consciousness that they will
incline with indifference te what he says,
if indeed they listen at all, he is terribly
weakened. Ministers are net angels and
cannot withstand the pressure that is
bearing upon them with giant force
against the purpose they are striving te
attain. The whele condition of things
throughout the world is spiritually un
healthy, and te restore it te its proper and
normal state there must be aroused amemr
I the people a hunzerinir for the bread of
life. The preacher must labor te
keep up the intellectual and
moral dignity of the pulpit by
conscientious and prayerful study of
tne great truths of religion. The Werd of
Ged is the sheet-anchor amid the storm
of infidelity that is sweeping ever the
world. Let the minister held fast sturdily
te the premise of Ged, waiting in faith for
the coming of the time when truth, like
the day star, shall gleam with undimmed
brightness.
The preaching of Christ and Him cruci
fied is the greatest of all the duties en
trusted te His ambassadors en earth.
They should cause the doctrine of the sal
vation of a world through the bleed of
Christ te be proclaimed in season and out
of season. It is net sufficient te preach
that there is one Ged ; the Keran teaches
that, as well as the Bible. Keep the cress
foremost. Preach net alone, the law, but
proclaim te the people their redemption
from the law by the death of
Christ. The grand distinctive character
istic of Christianity is the atonement and
mediation of Christ Jesus. It must be
intermingled with every doctrine proclaim
ed from the pulpit. All Christian doc
trines centre in and radiate from the cress.
That sapless tree bere most blessed fruit.
The sum of all truth is comprised in the
doctrine of Christ crucified for the remis
sion of the sins of the world. Iu the cress
are presented all the attributes of Ged ;
in its bloody story mercy links hands with
justice and, in telling and retelling it evor
and ever, the preacher in faith can abide
the coming of that great day when Jesus
shall rule King of nations as he new rules
King of saints.
Rev. Wagner occupied about forty min
utes in the delivery of his discourse, which
was a thoughtful, scholarly and "highly
wrought pulpit effort, addressed with
special aptness te the young novitiates of
the theological seminary, who are about te
assume the duties and responsibilities of
the Christian ministry. It was ornate in
diction as logical iu construction, and de
livered withal in a manner the earnestness
and force of which enchained the closest
attention of his hearers. He speaks in a
full, resonant tone of voice that is pleasant
te listen te, and net a word nor syllable is
missed of his clear and accurate enunci
ation. At the conclusion of the sermon, prayer
was offered by Rev. J. M. Titzel, of Irwin
Station, Pa., and after a hymn and the
long metre doxology had been sung, the
congregation was dismissed with the ben
ediction by the same clergyman.
Seminary Commencement.
This evening the commencement exer
cises of the theological seminary will take
place in the college chapel, when the sev
eral craduates will read their theses.
COURT QUARTER SESSIONS.
Adjourned April Term.
Wednesday Afternoon. The Dennis tiwe
was argued by II. M. North and J. B.
Amwake, csqs., for the defendant, and by
S. II. Reynolds, esq., for the common
wealth. E. K. Martin, esq., was also as
sociated with the district attorney in the
prosecution, but made no speech in the
case, as but two speeches were allowed en
each side. The case was given te the jury
under the charge of the court at 4 o'clock.
After an absence of an heiir, the jury re
turned a verdict of guilty. This is the
first prosecution ever brought in our
courts for the violation of this section of
our criminal cedo.
Selia C. and Samuel Jehnsen and Smith
Graham, boys, aged from 11 te 12 years,
were before the court ou a charge of ma
licious mischief. The allegation is that
these boy.--, who reside at Columbia, recent
ly placed obstructions ou the Pennsyl
vania railroad, near Mountville. The ob
structions were discovered in time te pre
vent au accident en the read. The court
would net allow the defendants te be tried,
en account of their age. It was stated
that the boys were te be placed in the
soldiers' orphan school, at Mount Jey,
They were required te give security
in the sum of $.100 for their geed be
havior for a period of 10 months. The
security was entered by the fathers of the
boys. Verdicts of net guilty with county
for costs were then entered.
Verdicts of net guilty were taken in the
cases against Charles Wilnicr, for burglary
and robbery, the district attorney stating
that the commonwealth had net sufficient
evidence te convict. This defendant was
convicted at the April sessions of an as
sault, with intent te commit a rape.
The case of Cem'th vs. Julia Hoever,
charged with murder, was next attached.
When arraigned she pleaded net guilty. In
the selection of a jury the defendant's
counsel exhausted his twenty peremptory
challenges, and the commonwealth chal
lenged two ; four of the jurors called had
conscientious scruples in regard te capital
punishment, and one had formed and ex
pressed an opinion. The following jurors
will try the case : Graybill Weuger, mer
chant, Upper Leacock ; Hiram Leckaid,
farmer, West Hempfield ; William A. Moi Mei Moi
ten, clerk, 7th ward, city ; Emanuel Hod Hed
man, saddler, Elizabcthtewn ; Samuel W.
Potts, inn-keeper, Lancaster township ;
Simen J. Eaby, clerk, Mount Jey borough ;
Frank B. Buch, hardware, Warwick ; C.
D. Buckwalter, merchant, Upper Leacock ;
Ephraim S. Hoever, farmer, Manlicim ;
Samuel Leng, fencemaker, AVcst Lampe
ter ; Joel L. Lightncr, farmer, East Lam
peter, and Samuel Hambright, farmer,
Manhcim township.
The district attorney opened the case,
stating that they would prove that the
etep-sister of defendant had died from
poison administered by some one ; about a
week previous te the death of the child, en
November 21, the defendant purchased at
a drug store in Epbrata a quantity of
white arsenic, saying that it was for the
purpose of poisoning rats and mice ; en
the morning of the day the child died some
gruel was prepared for the infant : it was
placed en the window sill for a few mo
ments during the temporary absence of the
mother ; en her return she fed the infant
this soup ; almost immediately the chiLl
was seized with violent illness ; the de
fendant was asked te go for a physician ;
she at first refused, protesting against
going ; the doctor came, and the mother,
who had also partaken of the gruel, com
plained of feeling unwell ; the doctor
then said that it looked like a case of pois
oning ; the child lingered from the morn
ing until 1 o'clock iu the afternoon, when
it died ; a pest mortem examination was
made, the stomach being sent te Philadel
phia for analysis ; and eight or ten tests
being made, showed that there was poison
in the stomach. At the conclusion of the
district attorney's speech, the jury were
placed in charge of Tipstaves Flery and
Erisman and taken te the Cooper house.
Thursday Morning. Tiie case of the
Cem'th vs. Julia Hoever, charged with
murdirt was resumed. The first witness
called was Vienna Hoever,- who testified
that she lived at Ephrata in November
last ; is the second wife of Meyer Hoever
who is the father of Julia Hoever, the de
fendant ; is net the mother of Julia
Hoever, the defendant ; was the mother
of Clara Hoever, the infant who died en
November 21, 1879, at her home in Eph
rata ; Julia Hoever, the defendant,
and Mrs. Bingaman were present when
the child died ; the child was net sick
when she first took it out of its cradle en
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