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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1880.
WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUG. 181880.
Tfcat Meral Spasm.
A Chicago newspaper claims that Judge
Mercur, of the Pennsylvania supreme
bench, declared te its reporter that when
he was in Congress "he knew, and every
body else knew, that congressmen were
holding stock in the Credit Mebilier and
nothing was thought of it mere than
would be if they owned any ether proper
ty. The whole trouble arose from the
lack of boldness in the men themselves ;
if they had come and declared that they
had the stock, and asked what of it,
nothing would have been thought of it.
But a sort of moral spasm struck the
country at that time, and it was held te
be wrong for congressmen te held stock
of any kind."
The Philadelphia Ledger thinks that is
mischievous talk for a supreme court
justice of Pennsylvania. "-Mischievous"
is entitling it very mildly. And that
Judge Mercur should talk thus only
shows hew difficult it is for a man te
adapt his ideas te his situation when the
latter happens te be mere exalted than
is naturally becoming te his mental con
stitution. Judge Mercur is naturally a
pelitican with the ideas of the ordinary
grade of that class of men. He went
right te the bench out of the midst of
politics. He was nominated because
he was a politician, net because of his
repute as a judge.
lie went from Congress te the bench.
The change of atmosphere was great,
and it is net surprising perhaps that the
judge has net yet get the better of the
politician. It is a severe struggle for
Judge Mercur, because lie contends
against both nature and habit. Probably
lie does net yet realize hew improper the
language sounds that he used te that
Chicago reporter. The judge, no doubt,
w;is telling the truth as he recollected it?
and giving his ideas frankly as he enter
tained them. Perhaps we ought net te
complain that he speaks freely what he
thinks ; but certainly we have a right te
object te his thinking as he does, when
heis a supreme judge of Pennsylvania.
We can reasonably object te his belief
that no harm was done when congress
men held Credit Mebilier stock. Most
excellent reasons existed why they should
net. Te say nothing of the dependence
of the company upon the favor of Con
gress, it is admitted by Oakes Ames's
sons that it was formed te avoid the law
which forbade the Pacific railroad com
pany doing what the Credit Mebilier un
dertook te de ; and yet the one company
was but another name for the ether. It
was a company formed te violate thejaw,
and one which Congress could prosper or
wither. Therefore the peeple of Penn
sylvania will net patiently hear the dec
laration of a supreme judge of their state
that no harm was done when congress
men took stock in the Credit Mebilier.
And when Judge Mercur declares that
" the whole trouble arose from the lack
of boldness" of the implicated congress
men, and that " nothing would have been
thought of it" if they had admitted and
defended their participation in the com
pany, which only suffered from a "moral
spasm" that "struck the country at that
time," the people may reasonably ques
tion whether it is net nearly time for
Judge Mercur himself te become the ob
ject of a similar "moral spasm," that he
may determine by experiment whether
boldness is the only thing needed te pro
tect an official whose opinions are ob
noxious te the public sense. The moral
spasm that brought low the Credit Mobi Mebi
lier congressmen was based upon the ob
jection of the people te being taxed te raise
a fund for thieves. Such they held te be
the men who asked public aid te build a
railroad te the Pacific as a beneficent
national enterprise, and then invented a
scheme by which they defeated the law
which limited the amount of their possi
ble profits, and by a contract with them
selves and the purchased favor of Con
gress, get money enough from the nation
te build the read ; and leek all its bends
and stock as the profit of their brazen
Judge Mercur needs te revise his no
tion of this " moral spasm" if he wishes
te be held in esteem as a judge. The sen
timent of the people upon the Credit
Mebilier matter was emphatically and
promptly rendered. It is tee strongly
founded and tee stoutly held te be ever
reversed. It is but kickitig against the
pricks te essay te de se, and Judge Mer
cur forget the role of the politician as
well as thetjudge if he rashly uttered
what the Chicago paper says he did about
that " moral spasm."
Garfield and the Stalwarts.
Much mere unlikely stories have turn
ed out te be true than that which the
New Yerk Mercury prints, sent from
Columbus, Ohie, in alleged explanation
of the attitude of Conkling te the pres
ent Republican campaign. According
te its correspondent the Ohie politicians
were net pleased with Garfield's pilgrim
age te New Yerk te conciliate the cus
tom house ring and ponies there. In
view of the pending close October strug
gle in Ohie they deemed it of far greater
importance mat lie should give un
divided attention te his own state
for if it is lest there will be
nothing saved from the wreck of his for
tunes for even the New Yorkers te claim
salvage upon. Even Garfield himself is
reported te have taken this view of it,
and te have curtly declined the invita
tion te go te New Yerk net only en
political but en personal grounds as
well, declaring, with a geed sense that
he afterwards put behind him, that "any
man who was a candidate for office and
traveled in a circus performance would
lie beaten, and deserved his fate."
But a bogus report sent out that there
was te be "a bloody shirt campaign,
ana plenty or money " m the Seuth,
caused a flecking of the political vultures
te New Yerk, whose presence was repre
sented te Garfield as imperatively requir
ing his company, and he changed his
mind as he is habitually doing and
came. Conkling still held aloof, and it is
said Garfield had te go te him and ar
range terms for his active support. The
Conkling people say. that Hayes did as
much for Schurz four years age, and they
Will take no Ohie man's word this time
without some guarantee. We doubt if
Conkling has been entirely placated even
yet, and the fact that Den Cameren was
net at the New Yerk conference, though
published as being there, indicates that
the stalwarts have net been altogether
appeased. They found Mr. Hayes tricky,
they knew Garfield is uncertain, and
will probably let the Ohie Republicans
carry their own state first before they
give them any very substantial aid.
Let Them Alene.
Why cannot the Lady Coutts be left
alone te marry that yenng American of
ours in peace and quietness. What bus
iness is it of any of us ? She is old
enough and se is he. The years of discre
tien are net lacking. If he likes years
near te seventy and she likes the fresh
ness of less than thirty, we need net be
surpnsed,fer there are advantages en both
siues that make the arrangement a
very business-like one. She lias wealth,
he youth. It is a matrimonial trade that
is going en every day ; but often with
a reversal of parties. The man' frequently
has the money, while the woman con
tributes the beauty. Just the ether day
a distinguished citizen of Pittsburgh,
elder than the lady Coutts, married a
lady about the age of her intended
spouse ; and 'tis said gave her a million
dollars as a bridal present for a make
weight te his years. Who says he or she
did net de wisely ? He traded his money
for what he believed would give him in
creased happiness during the brief re
mainder of his life. What better could
he de with it ? He could net take it
with him; neither could the Bareness
Coutts. Se they did wisely, as we must
agree. And as te the youthful partners
in the arrangement; shall we object that
they sold their youth for lucre? Per
haps we might if we were in
their places. Maybe we are mere
sentimental than they are. If they have
net the sentiment which would have en
abled them cheerf idly te threw se many
ducats ever their shoulders perhaps they
are unfortunate ; perhaps net. But we
de insist that there shall be equal liberty
extended te the youth of both sexes te
walk in the persaic rather than in the
flowery paths of matrimony, and te
balance their roses with joy. It may 1m?
a proper subject of comment that the
scarcity of English heiresses and the
abundance of eligible young men should
drive the latter se far up in seventy years
for a monetary eqnivelent of their
flower; and we may congratulate the
marriageable young men of America that
things have net yet reached such a pass
here; but this is about the limit of pub
lic interest in the Coutts contrast.
PnocTen Knett is safe at home. The
story of his being shot was a canard.
Dr. Swextzell, of Pittsburgh, formerly
of this city, was attacked by two highway
men, while en his way home, en Liberty
street, and robbed of a diamond cress
valued at $500.
Colonel McNeill, equerry te the queen,
who accompanied Prince Leepold en his
visit te Canada and the United States,
was knighted by her majesty upon the
return of the prince.
Hen. Hiesteu Clymeu, of Beading,
sustained a severe fracture of the right
arm yestcrday, by the overturning of his
carriage. His mother-in-law anil sistcr-i n
law, who accompanied him, escaped with
Commedore NuTTjiasbccn soiling five
cent beer in San Francisce and was arrested
for keeping a disorderly house where an
ancient matron testified that such profane
songs as "Whoa Emma" and "Grand,
father's Cleck" were sung.
Caiilyle is new agrand-uncle,nnd is im
mensely pleased and proud ever his new
honors. He sends for the infant whenever
anybody calls, and remarks upon the per
fection of the finger-nails and the little tee
nails and all the rest of the wee body. He
turns it up and down and ever, and ex
plains the mystereus and wonderful anat
omy in short, acts like a child ever the
first baby it has ever seen.
In noticing the paucity of Lancaster
county soldiers at the National Guard
parade the Gcrmantewn Telegraph conveys
the startling news that " what the county
fell short in numbers, however, it made up
in personal appearance, of Colonels Rey
nolds and Steinman and Majer BnnxE
man, who ewo it te themselves as well as
their grand old county, te have upon the
camping-ground a year hence, at least four
times the ferce.
The Lake City, Cel., Register announces
that "a contract will be let this week for
further work en the drift, new in 100 feet
in the Mountain Chief mine owned by
Cilvs. E. Gast, esq., of Pueblo, formerly
Lancaster Pa. It is ene of the richest and
most valuable prospect in San Juan. We
saw a specimen the ether day that glisten
ed with brittle silver and grey copper,
with some galena. Assays have yielded
325 and 454 oz. silver."
Owen county, Indiana, challenges any
ether county te show as true an old Demo
cratic "stand-by" as it can in the person
of Andrew Arnky. Mr. Arncy is ninety
two years old. He walked a mile te at
tend the organization of the nan cock and
English club of Spencer township, in that
county, and was the first te sign his name
te the constitution of the club. He wrote
his name in a large, round, legible hand
without using glasses. He voted for James
Madisen for president, and for every
Democratic candidate for the .sumo office
A MAN who was brought te Pittsburgh
for robbing a passenger en the P. C & St.
L. It. It., escaped punishment because it
was found the robbery had been done jut
west of the OJue line.
Pkofesseb Huxley calls it a "corrolli "cerrolli "correlli
floral dicotyledonous exygen, with a mono meno mone
petalous corolla and a central placcnta-
tien." If you are in a hurry yen can call
it a primrose instead.
It is reported that Gen. Butler has made
a vow te abstain from political talk for
forty days. Tliat will be as severe a test
for him as Tanner had, but he will make
up for it when he gets a-going.
Noteino is mere plainly indicative of
the bracing of the Democratic cause than
the prosperity of the Democratic newspa-l
pers. Fer its own sake, for the party's
and for the cause of enterprising journal
ism, we rejoice iliat the Erie Etening Herald
is such an accomplished success as a hand
some new typographical dress, in which
it appears, assures us.
The total amount of cash contributions
tathe Milten relief fund was $83,937,23.
Philadelphia contributed $44,299,G0, Pitts
burgh ei.CGO, Reading $2,915,18, Wilkes
bare $2,133.Gl,PettsvilIc $1,301.56, Lancas
ter $3,0"t3,2e, Allcntewn $1,332,00, and se
en down. It will be seen from the above that
our city occupies the very creditable rank
of second only te Philadelphia in the
amount of its contribution te a worthy
and urgent charity. Which is geed for Lan
caster. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Casey Pcnnel, aged eleven, was lately
shipped from Texas te Philadelphia by ex
Wm. McLean was fatally stabbed in the
abdomen by Jehn Mitchell, a half drunken
negre, en Monday, at Bridgeton, N. S.
Eureka, Nev., was almost destroyed by
fire yesterdaj', the flames taking the same
course as the conflagration of 1879.
Wm. Jehnsen, a saloon keeper at St.
Leuis. Me., yesterday drew a pistol upon
Chas. Siebert, a blacksmith, who fired first
and killed him. bicbert was arrested.
Patrick Peddcn, aged 1G, was rnn ever
last evening by a train en the Delaware
& Hudsen railroad, at Mill Creek, and
his body cut in two.
Mrs. M. Wadsworth, a lately widowed
matron of a Chicago hospital, died with
corrosive sublimate in grief for her hus
At a barbecue at Gendcysvillc, b. C, a
difficulty occurred between a man by the
name of Bulleck and his son, the father
stabbing his son six times, from which he
will probably recover.
A careless thrust by a workman, yester
day morning, et a red het iron into a peel
of oil, at Empire Ce's oil refinery, Leng
Island City, caused a fire which did $00,000
Prof. William Swift, or Rochester, N.
Y., yesterday discovered another comet,
the fourth he has found the past four years.
It was in Ursa Majer, right ascension,
about 11 hours 28 minutes, declination
G8 degrees north.
Jules Richards, formerly a drummer in
the Thirteenth Infantry, unsuccessfully at
tempted te murder Miss Marie Cendcau,
yesterday, at New Orleans, La., because
she refused te marry him, and then cut his
own threat with a razor.
Mrs. Sarah W. Thompson and her daugh
ters, Annie and Minnie, of Ne. 34 Seventh
avenue, New Yerk, have returned te that
city from the Adirondacks, where they
had been visiting, and all three gave un
mistakable signs of insanity at the hos
pital, te which institution they had been
sent by a physician whom they requested
te prescribe for them, they complaining
that they were indisposed.
W. H. O. Bilmirc, the sexton of Mount
Vernen M. E. church, Baltimore, who dis
appeared last October with several thou
sand dollars which he had collected from
pew-rcnters, arrived home yesterday, te
the great surprise of his friends and the
authorities, who had been anxiously leek
ing ler mm as a dclaultcr and absconder.
He tells a wild story of being abducted,
chloroformed and carried te sea. Of course
the money has net been returned.
Bill Redcfer, a notorious thief "get into
Dr. Walker's house in Indianapolis the
ether night and Mrs W. heard him under
her husband's bed. Redcfer finding that
he was discovered, attempted te make his
escape and fired his pistol at Dr. Walker,
missing liim. He was backing out of the
house, covering the doctor with pistol and
knife. Before reaching the deer voting
Walker came te the rescue and fired, kill
ing him instantly.
Havcrleck Styles and his " best man "
Jehn Wester, ran away with Ophelia Up
church, daughter of a well-to-de farmer in
Nash county, N. C, Just after the cere
mony was concluded Mr. Upchurch, armed
with a deuble-barreled shot-gun, rode up.
He leveled it at Wester and fired the two
barrels charged with buckshot into the
young mail's left breast. Wester fell with
out saying a word. Styles ilcdte the weeds,
leaving his newly-made bride te the mer
cies of the cm-aged father, who carried her
In Fert Scott, Kan., yesterday in the
gray dawn some fifty men rode te the jail
and called up Sheriff Ruckcr, and en pre
text of having a prisoner for him, induced
him te unlock the jail. They then seized
the sheriff, locked him in a cell and took
out Themas Wadkins confined for herse
stealing, and departed since when no
traces of the party or Wadkins have been
discovered. One theory is that Wadkins
has been lynched and another is that the
men were his friends and took this means
te rcscue him.
Precession of the Templars at Chicago
The precession of the Grand Encampment
Knights Templar took place yesterday at
As the column moved south en Wabash
avenue, the sight was a grand and inspir
ing one. Marching at a steady pace of
about two miles an hour the soldier-like
bearing and beautiful and starred uniform
of the different cemmandcries elicited
cheer upon cheer from the living walls
between which they passed, and
the sight which greeted the Knights
themselves was a fraternal acknowl
edgment of the esteem in which
they were held. The city of Chicago
paused from work, while her streets were
crowded with visitors from all sections of
the union te de de them honor. Nearly
every heuse they passed was gaily decorat
ed in honor of their presence. Every pos
sible place that afforded a view of the
march was occupied. Eaves of houses,
window sills and cress-arms of telegraph
poles, were all forced into service, if from
them the knighly spectacle could be seen.
The miles of temporary seats along the
route, at 50 cents a "sit," were all filled.
As the column passed under the funeral
arch at Adams street the martial music
was changed te a dirge and the comman cemman
dcries reversed swords.
Tiie Grand Commaudery's rcview arch,
at Wabash avenue and Twelfth street, was
saluted by drawn swords and a salute by
officers and standards. The column, after
moving through the principal streets,
marched down Clark te the Grand Pacific,
where it was dismissed.
Among the remarkable features of the
precession were the Oriental cemmandery,
who escorted the Eminent Grand Master,
in his carriage drawn by thirteen horses,
seven white and six black, and attended
bya a brilliant staff, the Detroit command cemmand
ery, the St. Jehn, of Philadelphia ; the
Kapcr, of Indianapolis, and the Richard
Coeur de Leen, of Londen. Ont.
The Grand Encampment f the United
States met m conclave during the after
noon, but transacted no business beyond
listening te formal reports. Officers will
be elected te-day.
The grand ball at the exposition build
ing, last-night, was a monster affair, but."
owing te the same management that kept
the cemmandcries standing broiling in the
sunjwitheut their breakfasts inthe morning,
it was net the complete success which the
elaborate and magnificent preparations
and decorations of the building premised.
Invitations wcre issued for ever 100,000
people, and the building is net capable of
holding ever 25,000. Scenes resembling
these of an infuriated mob were enacted at
the single entrance te the Exposition build
ing, where tickethelders sought admit
tance te an overcrowded building, whence
the only exit was into a lumber yard and
ever a picket fence. Several women fainted.
HEBSCHHI, V. JOHNSON.
Death of the DUtlngalahed. Georgian at the
Age of Sixty-Eight.
Hcrschel V. Jehnsen, a man long prom
inent in public life at the Seuth, died en
51 enday night at his residence in Jeffersen
county, Ga. He was born Sept. 18, 1812,
and when quite young entered the political
arena as an advocate of the principles of
Jeffersonian Democracy. In 1844 he was a
Democratic presidential elector; in 1848 was
appointed te the United States Senate for
an unexpired term ; in 1849 became a cir
cuit judge, and was elected governor of
(ieergia in lead and re-elected in 1855 : in
1SG0 was a candidate for vice president of
the United Estates en the Democratic ticket
with Stephen A. Douglas. When the
question of secession arese he fought
against disunion as a member of the con
stitutional convention, but went into rebel
lion with his state. Subsequently he was
a leading member of the Confederate Sen
ate, but when the war closed was quick te
renew his allegiance te the general govern
ment and, as a Union man, presided ever
the constitutional convention of 1863. In
18G6 he was elected te the United States
Senate, but was denied his seat. In 1873 he
was again elected a circuit judge and was
holding that position when he died.
James Ilaltcrman, a farmer, living at
Craig Meadows, near Milferd, fell from a
hay stack yesterday and broke his neck.
Death was instantaneous.
Frederick Gcntnerdied last evening from
injuries said te have been inflicted by Mar
tin Ilassett, tavern keeper at 319 Brown
street, Philadelphia. The men quarreled
about the payment for liquor, and Hassett
is said te have struck Gcntncr en the head
with a mallet or beer glass. Hassett was
Samuel Murphy, of Philadelphia, caught
a drunken man in his yard, whom he mis
took for a burglar. On his return from
the police station, where he had taken his
man, Murphy found his mother, Rebecca
Murphy, aged 72 years, suffering from a
severe shock, which the neise of the en
counter between her son and the galiet
had caused, and she died in an hour.
Jehn King, the eldest resident of Alle
gheny county, has died at his residence en
his farm, soine distance from the city. He
was ninety-one years of age.
An unknown man at Agnew station, en
the Pittsburgh & Fert Wayne railroad,
some ten miles below the city, had helped
himself te seme grapes and was pursued
by three or four men. He jumped into
the river te escape, but they pelted him
with stones and was drowned. Ne effort
was made te save him until he sank te the
Kvcnts Acress the County Lines.
Sir Knight J. P. S. Gebiu, of Lebanon,
commanded the Pennsylvania division in
the grand parade in Chicago yesterdaj'.
Jehn II. Pritz, a Reading carpenter,
while shingling a kitchen reef, fell dead
from paralysis. He was 79 years old.
Jacob B. Mast, foreman of the lumber
yard at the Reading car shops, was
stricken with paralysis last Wednesday
evening, and died last night.
A second audit of the Reading railroad
receivers shows a cash balance in the rail
road account of $101,248.68 and in the
coal and iron company of $23,614.43.
The thieves arrested at Allcntewn for
the Ncffsville burglary had in their pos
session a revolver taken from the Fleet
wood posteffico when it was robbed. A
decoy letter arrested them.
Owen B. Bcnner, the conductor of the
shifting engine en the Wilmington &
Northern railroad, who was ran ever at
Wilmington and had ene leg cut off, has
On lucsday next will begin the trials of
Geerge F. Smith, et Philadelphia, and E.
J. M'Cune and Christian Leng, all charged
with corrupt solicitation during the riot
bill's brief career before the Heuse of Rep
resentatives. At Jenes & Laughlin's mill in Pitts
burgh Wm. Campbell had his leg cut off
by a shifting engine ; at the Eliza furnace
a man named Welsh was crashed te
dceth and at Bycr's tube works little Wm
Cramer was terribly lacerated by being
tern at a belt.
Only eighteen furnaces wcre in blast en
the line of !the Philadelphia & Reading
railroad at this time last year. New there
are ferty-nine in blast, with thirty-seven
awaiting a certainty of a steady contiuu centiuu contiuu
ance of the advance te begin operations.
On the line of the Lehigh the number of
furnaces is less, but the proportion at work
is greater. Out of forty furnaces thirty
are in blast and ten out.
The four-year-old child of a colored man
named Elisha Lemax, living near Locust
Greve, Pocopson township, Chester county,
was standing with its back te the cupboard
when the electric belt entered apparently
by the window, where a light of glass was
broken, and passed down the cupboard,
shattering it, thence te the body of the
child, from whose head most of the hair
was burned, and who was killed instantly.
A colored young man from West Ches
ter at Frazer station attempted te commit
suicide by jumping in front of the 6:40
passenger train cast of that point. He
was rescued from his perilous position by a
young lady who was in the party. A pic
nic party from Philadelphia had gene te
Dowuingtewn te spend the day, and an
other beau had cut him out of his
There wcre two counts in the indictment
for libel found against VesburgN. Shaffer,
editor of the Phcenixville Independent, at
the instance of Jehn O. K. Robarts, of the
rnconixviiie Mcsseuger, ene in reference te
the editor of the Messenger being drunk in
Reading and ene in regard te meeting a
woman called the "Bohemian Girl" at
the depot in Phcenixville. The jury found
Shaffer guilty en the first count and ac
quitted him en the second.
A son of Reuben Shelley, ten vears old.
while playing with a revolver, at Banger,
Berks county, was se badly wounded in
the hand by the accidental discharge of
the weapon that his arm will probably have
te be amputated. The lad's father hearing
the report, seized the pistol, and in his
anger, tossed the weanen out into the vard.
In falling the revolver struck a stone, and
the concussion caused another discharge
the ball imbedding itself in the gontleman's
leg, and causing a very dangcrens wound.
At the Vesuvius iron works a picce of
iron was running through the rolls, when,
by some mishap, it was caught in a wrong
groove, and the snakc-like picce of het
iron wound itself around thebedv of a man
named Hartman, completely encircling
him. The rolls were stepped as seen as
possible, but net until he was horribly
burned about the legs and abdomen. When
the machinery was stepped it was found
necessary te straighten out the iron before
lie could be released.
While attempting te arrest Paul Quig
lcy en Monday Officer Adams lest his re
volver. It was a seven-shooter Sharp,
covered by an oil cloth case. The finder
will be rewarded by reluming it te the
Lancaster Knights at Breakfast.
One of the finest entertainments given
in connection with the Knights Templar
festivititics in Chicago was a breakfast at
the Palmer house en Monday morning te
Grand Master Vincent L. Hurlburt and
the Grand Encampment of the United
States by Beauseant cemmandery of Balti
more. The festal beard, around which
sat the most distinguished lights ofTcm efTcm
plarism in the United States, was laid
in the spacious dining hall of the Pal
mer house, with its tessellated marble
fleer, its columns of polished marble,
and the walls decorated with the ban
ners, mottoes and insignia of the
Masonic fraternity. It was 11 o'clock
boferc' the membcis of Beauseant
cemmandery, after marching from the
encampment in full dress, arrived at
the Palmer house. Here they were shown
into a spacious parlor, where they received
their guests and exchanged friendly salu
tations. Knights from the various states
wcre introduced one te another ; personal
cards wcre exchanged, and the greatest
geed feeling prevailed. Silk Hags marked
the representatives of the different states at
the tables. There was an address of welcome
invocation, etc., and then the meal was
discussed. It embraced little neck clams
en the shell, petagc, hers de vivre, poissen
cscallepc, dc fillet dc bceuf saute, young
chicken, saute a la Marengo, saddle of
spriug lamb, English snipe, chicken salad,
emelette seuflic a la Manila, with thejr
concomitant vegetables served up in the
highest style of the culinary art. The
wines wcre choice and of the finest flavor,
embracing Ilaut Saat erne, Chateau Yquem,
Jehannisbcrgcr, dry Monepolo and Cog
nac. There wcre toasts and brilliant
speeches and the whole affair was a grand
success. Among the guests "wcre Mr. B.
Frank Brencman and Mr. Chas. M. Hewell
Silence- Is confession.
New Km, Hep.
It is uew several weeks since the Exami
ner stated as a fact within its knowledge,
that the ballet-box was changed in the
Second ward hist year, se as te materially
alter the count for an important county
office, and yet no steps have been taken te
punish the election officers who were guilty
of fraud and penury under the law, if the
Examiner was correct in its statement of
the facts. And we have the right te as
sume that it was correct, because net one
of the officers implicated in the crime have
attempted te vindicate themselves from
the charge by a public denial of what, if
untrue, would be an atrocious libel. The
Second ward is one of the most respect
able in the city, and its piimaries ought te
be above the suspicion of such daring
frauds upon its voters. The only way te
place it above suspicion in the future is te
adept such measures as will insure the
punishment of any man who is bad enough
and bold enough, however respectable he
may claim te be, te stain his soul with
perjury en the disgraceful plea that "all is
fair in politics."
The Lessen of It.
In Lancaster Marietta en Sunday, Miss
Tillie Mateer was walking with a gentle
man, when a spark from his cigar set fire
te her dress and she was fatally burned.
It seems te be inevitable that when a
woman's clothing comes in contact with
fire, even se small an amount as a cigar
spark, the wearer is seriously burned, if
net killed. Considering the extremely in in
llammable nature of the female dress and
the careless grace with which it is switched
around in proximity te open grates and
blazing gas jets, the wonder is, net that se
many women are burned te death, but that
se many escape. There arc preparations
for rendering clothing and ether textile
fabrics incombustible. Cannet ene or
mere of them be made fashionable, and
se protect our wives and daughters from
the most horrible of all deaths:'
A Stag Party.
This morning a party of gentlemen from
this city and some from ether places ren
dezvoused in the Pennsylvania railroad
depot and took the 11:0.1 train west, their
objective point being Yerk Furnace sta
tion, en the Columbia & Pert Deposit
railroad, and their avowed object being te
drink the healing waters of the delightful
spring at that place. The party numbered
nearly fifty, among whom wcre Jehn D.
Skilcs, J. L. Stcinmctz, Geerge Nauman,
S. H. Reynolds, R. W. Shcnk, Wm. Lea
man, Robt. B. Risk, II. E. Slaymaker,
Wm. L. Pcipcr, Wm. B. Ferdncy, Chas.
E. Pugh, Wm. F. Leckard, Geerge M.
Franklin, Wm. A. Atlcc, Geerge M. Kline,
Ames Slaymakcr, J. Hay Brown, Wm. A.
Wilsen, S. S. Spencer, M. V. B. Stcinmctz,
A. Teller, E. G. Smith, J. B. Kauffman,
Dr. Henry Carpenter, Wm. A. Morten, II.
Baumgardncr; Jes. Lebar, waiter.
The Vcst Kins Street Fracas.
The fight which took place en West King
street en last Wednesday night, between
C. L. Northrup and Rebert Blace en the
ene side and Jonas A. Geedman en the
ether during which Geedman was badly
cut in the mouth by a stone thrown by
Northrup, has already been decided in
court and Mr. Northrup has been acquit
ted of the charge of assault and battery
preferred against him by Goeodman.
It is due te Mr. Northrup te
say that he denies he was inso
lent te the chambermaids and waiters
while at the Cooper house, or that he spat
upon ene of the estlers, or that he in any
way put en offensive airs. As our state
ment te that effect was made en the au
therity of the prosecution we give the de
fendant the benefit of his denial.
Personal Paragraphs of Lecal Interest
Miss Faunie Doughcrty,ef Philadelphia
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Deughcrty,East
Orange street, and Miss Lizzie Nagle is
visiting the family of Mr. Jno. II. McGov McGev
crn, Manhcim township.
Mr. Cec Mulleck, court stenographer, is
enjoying a vacation among relatives in
Tewanda, and ether places in northern
Pennsylvania and southern New Yerk.
The man with the hay fever is daily be
coming mere numerous.
The narrisburg Patriot notes that "Miss
Katie Wagener, of Seuth Second street,
left for Lancaster yesterday, te spend a
week or two among her relatives."
A Successful Picnic.
The Derwart street mission picnic held
yesterday was largely attended and these
in attendance wcre very much pleased.
After they arrived at the weeds they all
went en tbe stand and sang a hymn after
which the superintendent offered a prayer.
Anether hymn was sung ; the superinten
dent made a few remarks. Rev. J. B.
Seulc made a prayer. At 8 o'clock p. m.
they all returned home without an acci
dent. The picnic was a great success
The Lecal Campaign.
The Hancock Veteran association held a
meeting last night and the roll was in
creased te 107 members, te be divided into
Notices of ward clubs and general com
mittee meetings will be found in our "Po
Ofllcer Fnlmer Jteslgns.
Special officer Fulmcr, of the Fifth ward,
whose conduct was se severely criticised
yesterday en account of his rudeness while
making an arrest, tendered his resignation
te Mayer MacGenigle lastevening and it
was promptly accepted. Mr. Wright
Shultz has been, appointed in his stead,
until such time as Mr. Bellinger, the regu
lar officer shall be able te resume lus office.
COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
The Aafcust Term of Criminal Baslness.
Tuesday Afternoon -In the indictment
against Jacob Ressel, charged with forni
cation and bastardy and seduction, the
jury returned a verdict of net guilty of
seduction, with county for costs, and guilty
of fornication and bastardy.
In the case of commonwealth vs. Fred
crick Hildebrand, charged with enticing
Anna Hallacher, a miner, a verdict of net
guilty was taken, the district attorney
stating that after an examination of the
case he was satisfied that the girl had gene
with him of her own accord.
The recognizance of William Emswcj
Icr was forfeited and process issued for his
Washington Cole, a resident of the
"hill," at Columbia, was charged en two
indictments with felonious assault and bat
tery en his wife and Censtable Lyle, and
with resisting the censtable when he went
te arrest him. The testimony showed that
en ttie 27th of April last word was sent
te Justice Evans's office that Cole was cut
ting his wife's threat. In company with
Officer Fisher the squire went up te de
fendant's house, but he would net allow
them te ceme near him. Censtable Lyle
was sent for, and when he came into the
yard Cole threw a hatchet at him, striking
him en the head. Lyle then discharged
his revolver at defendant, the ball going
through his coat sleeve. Defendant testi
fied that he had a slight difficulty with his
wife, but did net intend te de her any
bodily harm, and he only threw the hatchet
after he had been shot at. The jury con
victed him of resisting the officer
and of simple assault en the officer,
and acquitted him of the folonieus assault
en his wife. He was sentenced te imprison
ment of six ments and te pay all the costs.
Frank Yellets, a colored boy, was charg
ed with stealing chickens from the prem
ises of Michael Shearer and Jacob S. Gar-
man, farmers of Mount Jey township. The
theft was committed en the night of Fri
day, May 21, . The, stolen chickens were
found in the possession of a man named
Eckert, where they were taken by defend
ant and a young man named Gans, who is
new a fugitive from justice At the hear
iug defendant admitted the theft. There
was no defense and the jury convicted him
without leaving the box. He was sentenc
ed te undergo an imprisonment of three
Thes. Edward Wilsen was indicted for
perjury in having sworn falsely te a com
plaint before Alderman Spurrier, en Octo
ber 28, 1878, that he and theJArchey boys
had bought liquor of Jeb Bcnn, en a Sun
day in 3Iay or June, 1878. Jeb Bcnn
testified that at tbe time he is alleged te
have sold the liquor te the parties named,
he was net the proprietor of the Sumner
house, he net having the license transfer
red te him until July 3d of that year. At
the hearing Wilsen testified te the same
facts as set forth in the complaint, which
fact was proven by the testimony of Alder
man Spurrier and W. W. Hcnscl. The case
was finally dismissed. Geerge Wells, a
former Ipropricter of the Sumner heuse,
testified that the liconse was transferred
te Jeb Bcnn en July 8, 1878, and up te
that date he had the keys te the room
where the liquors where kept, and Benn
had no access te the bar-room. Samuel
Archey, ene of the persons sworn te by
the defendant as having bought liquor
from lienn m May or June, leT9, tc&tiucd
that he was never in the Sumner heuse en
Sunday. After ceunsel for defense had
made their opening speech, court adjourn
ed until 7 e clock, p. m.
The grand inquest made the following
True Bills. Jehn B. Erb, ct al., fercible
entry; Henry Lukens, alias James Wil Wil
eon, Frank Montgomery, Henry Watsen
(4 indictments,) William Watsen (4 in
dictments) larceny, and William Madleni,
et al., violating sepulchre.
Ignored. Jehn Walk and Charles Kurtz,
larceny ; Jehn B. Nickel, assault and bat
tery, and county for costs.
Tuesday Etening. The trial of the case
ofjcemmonwealth vs. Themas Edward Wil Wil
eon, charged with perjury was resumed.
The defense was that if Jeb Bcnn the pros
ecutor in this case, did net violate the
liquor law at the time sworn te by defend
ant in the complaint made before Alderman
Spurrier, he did violate it during that sum
mer, and Wilsen should net be convicted
of perjury because he was mistaken as te
date ; that the prosecutor took possession
of the Sumner heuse in June and net en
July 3d as he had teistficd, and that the
Archey boys wcre seen coming out of the
Sumner heuse drunk en a Sunday in the
month of June, 1878. The case was given
te the jury about 9J o'clock, when court
adieurncd until Wendesday morning. This
morning the jury returned a verdict of
"net guilty," defendant te pay one third
and prosecutor two thirds of tlie costs.
Wednesday Morning William and Henry
Watsen, father and son, residents of the
Welsh mountain, were charged with the
larceny of chickens from Mrs. Isaac Bare,
a horse blanket from Elias T. Warner, two
grain bag3 from Christian Musser and a
saddle from Jacob Kachcl. The goods
were stolen in April, from the parties
above named, residing near New Helland.
They wcre arrested en Saturday morning,
3Iayl5, in front of the court heuss, by
Officer Adams and Dctective Sprcchcr.
The stolen goods wcre found in defendants'
wagon, with the exception of the saddle,
which was found at Williams's house en a
The defense was that accused, who were
dealers in poultry, had bought the chick
ens, also the blanket and saddle, and that
the grain bags were leaned te defendant
by a neighbor te bring their potatoes te
The jury returned a verdict of guilty.
William wa3 sentenced te undergo an im
prisonment of ene year, and Henry was
sent out for seven months.
Rebert Blace net desiring te prosecute
Jonas A. Geedman for an assault and bat
tery, growing out of the difficulty en West
King street near Hull's drug store, en last
Wednesday evening, a verdict of net guilty
was taken with county for costs.
Jehn Sentman; a married man living in
Fulton township, was charged with adultery
and fornication and bastardy. The prose prese
cutrix is Mary Mimm, aged but sixteen
years and living near defendant's home.
After counsel had made their opening
speech court adjourned at 2J o'clock.
The grand jury made the following re
Ttue Bills. Francis Bender, (three in
dictments), Philip Dickel, (two indict
ments), Paul Quigley, Rebert Gechcnaur,
William Meltz and Nicholas Meisensaul,
larceny;. Harry McAlpine alias Wild Harry,
assault, with intent te kill ; Jehn Sent
wan, adultery ; nenry Bewer, entering a
dwelling-house with intent te commit a
burglary ; Jacob McLane and Jehn Rete,
assault and battery : Frank Shultz ct .,
riot, and W. A. McPhcrsen, embezzle
ment. Additional Matntalncnce.
Mary Ann Kreidcr having petitioned the
court for additional maintenance and ex
pense, the court ordered her husband,
Ames Kreidcr, te pay $25 additional ex
penses and $1 'per week for the support of
his child. A former order fixed the
amount of maintainence at $2 per week.
We are indebted te Mr. R. C. Linten, of
Clenmcl, Colerain township, for a half-peck
of the largest and most finely flavored
apples we have seen this season. They arc
of the variety known as the "Queen
apple " and are deserving of even a loftier
name. As Mr. Linten is net only a geed
horticulturist but a geed Democrat also, he
proposes te name them the " Hancock and
English " apple,
A GANG OF THIEVES.
Their Burglaries, Larcenies and Arsons In
the Lewer End of the Ceaatjr.
Our Quarryville correspondent sends us
the following :'.
Some account of the robbery of Gcigcr's
store at Quarryville was given en last Fri
day. We have since learned the following
particulars and from tbe facts we would
think there would be very little trouble te
capture the villains by a geed and vigorous
officer. Fer several Jdays before the rob
bery a very suspicious gang had been loaf leaf
ing around a certain party's house down en
the Octoraro. This party left there just
about the time of the robbery.
The thieves who did the stealing came
te Samuel Morrison's seme time en Thurs
day night, took a horse and wagon and
started towards Puseyvitle. but had net
gene far when they discovered another
wagon coming towards them. They then
and there abandoned their stolen team and
took te the weeds ; the ether party, who
proved te be neighbors of Morrison, then
took the team home. The thieves came
en te Puscy ville, where they took posses
sion of Wm. Smith's herse and jagger
wagon with which they came en te Quar
ryvileo and hitched their herse about one
hundred yards below the store, went
back te 31. Wcimer's wagon-maker shop,
broke it open took out an auger
and chisels with which they easily effected
an cntrance into the store, from which
they took fully $200 worth of goods, and
had considerable mere tied up, but for
some reason did net get them away. After
they left here they went as far as the
"White Oak," where they abandoned Mr.
Smith's team and where he found it in
Mr. B. Myers's stabloeu Saturday, Mr.
Myers having found it early en Friday
morning standing in the read. Te this
point Censtable Kuiikle traced them
and Squire. Thompson issued warrants
and several houses were searched ever
about the "Welsh Mountains," Jbut with
no success, and from what fellows
there is net the least doubt these goods
lay en the hill among the weeds until Fri
day niht ; for oil that night a herse ami
wagon wcre taken and driven as far as
Williamstown, and abandoned. Near the
place these goods were supposed te be hid
den, a picnic was being held.aud there was
considerable danger of the goods being dis
covered. An industrious and hard-working
man named Samuel Evans lived in an
out of the way place just back of the picnic
ground. BIr. Evans and his family wcre
from home, and late in the night the
heuse was discovered te be en fire and
before any cne could get te it, it was a
ruin and everything in it burned. New
for the object the general supposition is
that in order te attract attention from
themselves the villaneus crowd set fire te
the house and this took the crowd from
the picnic and they had a clear track te
get away with their plunder. There is no
doubt that the fire was incendiary and for
what ether purpose no ene can imagine.
Mr. Evans was at his employer's, Patrick
Scott's, and his wife at her father's .three
miles away. Neither of them had been
about the house since morning.
This work is evidently donejby a regular
organized gang and suspicion points te a
party who have been around Quarryville
for some time. The stealing of Jehn IIcss's
horse, at Hess station en the L. & Q. R. It.,
was a bold act done early in the even
ing, and the person who took him was
around at least a whole day before he rode
the horse off.
A Cern Thler la Caught and Stabs his Capter
The Thief Arrested.
Fer seme weeks past the farmers living
in the vicinity of this city have suffered from
the depredations of thieves who by night
visit their cornfields and strip them of the
One of the sufferers is Edw. M. Kauff
man, whose farm is just back of the college.
Last night Mr. Kauffman set a watch en
his field, the watchman being Andrew
Millcranda 15-year-old boy named An
drew Kauffman.a nophew of Mr.Kauffman.
They concealed themselves in the field
and seen noticed an old man and two girls
approaching. The girls went away (for
bags or baskets it is supposed) and the
old man entered the field and commenced
pulling off the cars. The watchers than
sprang forward and attempted te arrest
the man, but he pulled a knife and struck
at Mr. Miller making a slight
wound in his back. Yeung Kauffman
then picked up a sloue and told him if
he did net drop the knife he would knock
him down. Instead of doing se the thief
made another lunge at Mr. Miller inflicting
a fearful gash in his side between the two
lower ribs, the cut being nearly four inches
long and two inches dcep. Then young
Kauffman threw the stene striking the
thief in the forehead and felling him sense
less te the ground. Assistance was sent
for and the thief was held until the
arrival of officer Titus, who conveyed
him te the lock-up in Mr. Kauffman's
wagon. He proved te be a German named
Jehn Myers, living in the western part of
the Fifth ward. The stene with which he
was knocked down made an ugly cut in
his forehead which was sewed up by Dr.
Mr. Miller's wounds were dressed by Dr.
Lightncr. The oje in the back is net
serious but the ene in the side is rather
dangerous, the knife blade 'having pene
trated te within a very short distance of
UK LCI AN 1ILUCKS.
Special ."llcetinp; of Council te Consider
Various Street Werk.
A special meeting of select and common
councils has been called for Friday evening
next te take into consideration the follow
ing items of business : The ordinance
creating a permanent lean of $17,000 te
p&y for Belgian block pavement, macada
mizing, etc.; a joint resolution requiring
property owners te widen their pavements
en North Queen street from Orange te
Chestnut ; an ordinance or resolution ap
propriating $2,500 te be applied te the con
struction of a Belgian block pavement en
North Queen street from Orange street te
Chestnut ; the application of Jacob Hart
man for lease of reservoir for ice. proposals
and construction of an ice house ; a reso
lution directing the street cemmittee te
place the square between Orange and
Chestnut streets under contract for Bel
gian block pavement ; and a resolution
directing the street committee te order
the street commissioner te remove perma
nent awnings, etc.
The Deg Catcher.
The deg catchers are doing all they can
te gobble up.tbe unmuzzled curs, and yet a
geed many of them continue te run at
large. This morning en Seuth Duke street
there was a lively tussle for the possession
of a deg. The deg catcher threw a net
ever it and captured it. A woman who
was walking near by claimed the deg as
her her preperty and insisted en having it.
The deg catcher wouldn't give it up, and
the woman seized it. She pulled ene way
and the deg catcher the ether, the deg
snapping, snarling and biting and fighting
for liberty. There is no telling what might
have been the result of the battle had net
Chief of Police Deichlcr run te the as
sistance of the deg catcher and by main
ferce pulled the woman away. The deg
wasthen locked up. The woman declared
she had penned up the deg, but that it had
jumped out of a window.
Jacob Arndt, who was arrested last
Thursday by officer Lentz en suspicion of
having stolen a let of chickenswhich he
had in his possession when arrested was
given a hearing before Alderman McCon McCen McCon
emy this morning and was discharged, the re
being no evidence against him. The
chickens were returned te him.
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