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SATURDAY EVENINO. AUG. 28, 1880.
The ReTlKtd Bible.
There is no subject of such universal
and unabating interest te all Cliristen Cliristen
dem as the Bible, and the article which
we publish en our first page te-day, rela
tive te the progress of the movement for
the revision of the King James version,
will be read with much interest we doubt
net. That version has long been regard-
ed as a well of pure English undented,
and holy men for generations have
shrunk from altering the stately
simplicity of its text. The present
movement for its revision necessarily
involving excisions and expurgations
was met with stern opposition from
many quarters, and its progress has been
received witli doubts and with apprehen.
siens much lxstter founded than these of
iiishep Coxe, whose chief concern seems
te Ik; lest some ethers than representa
tives of his own church should partici
pate in the revision. Really, however,
there is no reason why the text of the
Hely Scriptures should net have applied
te its correction and illumination the re
sults of the scholarship and scientific ac
quisitien of three centuries, than any
ether subject of human knowledge and
agency of civilization and evangelization.
Earnest as were the last revisers in their
work, of ripe scholarship and profound
religious veneration, the discoveries of
science, the rapid advances in philological
studies, and the archkeoegical investiga
tion of the last tweity years especially,
have made it altogether iessible, if net
absolutely necessary, te make the English
translation conform mere closely than
it new does te the original. This is
abundantly illustrated every Sunday by
preachers who give new twist:, te their
texts, and by commentators who explain
te'their readers that se many parts of the
scripture are net te l-e read as they are
The account which we print contains
ample ajolegy for the undertaking uf the
work, and an interesting account of the
way in which it has been done. Seme
of the details are of curious interest
and recall the incidents of these famous
editions of the scriptures in which Adam
and Eve " made themselves breeches,"
and in which Ged's ieeple were enjoined
te " commit adultery." These editions
were, of course, diligently suppressed,
and yet the lbunders which made them
the honors of the church and the rare
game of bibliographers were scarcely
mere serious than the mistakes which
the modem revisers find, in the light of
new 'earning, that their predecessors
made deliberately and in the sincere be
lief that they were doing the best for the
It seems that "by-and-by" used te
mean instantly, while go te " signified
come : " mules " were warm springs, and
Jeseph's ' coat of many colors." which
has se well served the purposes of the
nursery, of the Sunday-school, and of
Biblical panoramas, was only "a tunic
with long sleeves." The entire excision
f the story of the woman taken in adul
tery and even a brief amendment te the
ordinary version of the Lord's Prayer,
will awak-n mere general interest. It is
startling, if net discomforting, te hear
that such familiar texts as " many be
called but few chosen" and " if any man
hath ears te hear let him hear" have net
passed the tests of authenticity.
But since the authorityef learned men
at different times in the world's progress
lias been universally recognized te
amend the translations and codification
of the Scriptures; te reject this or that ;
te interpolate, revise, alter and change;
and since: the present movement was un
dertaken in a catholic spirit, for no
special end, and has been guided by pre"
found scholarship, there is no reason why,
at no remote time, its conclusions
should net Ikj accepted by all Protestant
churches as their standard version, how
ever radical the changes proposed, Fer
if the end of knowledge is the truth no
sentimental feelinsr can withstand its
advance ; and because the Bible is the
sacred book it is, there is all the greater
re:isen why the popular version of it
should Ik) purged and purified and cstalr
lished by the ripest scholarship of ad
Wc de net knew why Democrats
should be timid in claiming Pennsylva
nia for Hancock, and yet they arc. They
will speak confidently of Indiana and
with great expectation of New Yerk,
but when they come te Pennsylvania,
which . we consider quite as certain for
Hancock as cither New Yerk or Indiana,
our friends seem te turn from it with
fear. The New Yerk Sun lias been
questioned by one of these trembling
souls, and seems itself te think that there
is enough in its correspondent's appre
hension te warrant it in giving an
elaborate statement of the ground of its
hope hardly its faith that Pennsylvania
will vote for Hancock.
We beg te say te these doubting
Themases that wc have no sympathy in
their tribulation nor share in their ap
prehension. Pennsylvania will vote for
Hancock as surely as election day comes
around. Why should she net ? Is she
net a Democratic state and is net Han
cock her citizen ? Has she ever shown
any disposition te turn the cold shoulder
te a presidential candidate from her soil ?
Pennsylvania is a'mere Democratic state
than New Yerk, which is only carried by
the Democracy, when it is carried, by the
city vote; and the New Yerk city De
mocracy have net up te this time been
as unanimous as they should be. There
has been much hesitation en the state
committee's side in proffering Tammany
Hall the embrace of brotherhood, al
though there is premise te-day that tin3
will be amended. In Philadelphia there
is a hearty Democratic union under a
strong leadership. Philadelphia cannot
drown the vote of the state. There will
be no opportunity for the frauds which
alone have kept Pennsylvania from
the Democracy in the past. Ner is
there the strong motive which has
heretofore existed ite induce the
men who have manipulated these frauds
te attempt their execution in "this elec
tion. Their lukewarmness three years
age, that they might punish Hayes, left
the election free and the Democratic party
elected its candidates. In a fair election
it can always win ; and we have guaran
tees of such an election this time as
would suffice te give it te us even should
we be compelled te fight the frauds and
devices that have se often overthrown
as. Of these we have no apprehension.
Tills election will be decided en its mer.
its, and if General Hancock has net
strength enough te carry his native state
he has net the strength that will elect
him. As gees Pennsylvania se will go
the election ; and we await the result
with absolute confidence.
The Lancaster Examiner in its issue
of yesterday says :
New, why don't the Intelligences
which is all the time bragging about its
fairness, publish the card of these gentle
men ? A. G. Stuart, II. C. Tinsley, A. C.
Gorden, Hugh F.Lyle. Come own up or
shut up and don't show any longer, if it
can be helped, the " mark of an illogical
or stupid mind."
Se new te please the Lancaster Exam
iner, we publish the card of u these gen
tlemen," which they print in te-day's
New Yerk World. The Examiner will
read it and ' shut up."
The undersigned citizens of Staunton and
Augusta counties, who heard thespeeeh of
Governer Hampton at the Staunton opera
house in July, desire te say that it did net
as a whole or in any of its parts convey te
us the idea that Governer Hampton meant
te affirm that the Southern Democracy in
the pending presidential contest were con
tending for the right of secession or for
any ether issue involved in the late war.
On the contrary, we regarded the speech
as patriotic and unobjectionable from a
Union standpoint, and certainly net incon
sistent with a perfect acquiescence in the
results of the late war between the states
as embodied in the recent amendments te
the federal constitution.
A. G. Stcakt,
II. C. Tinsley.
A. C. Gorden.
H. F. Lyle.
StauLten. Ya., August 27.
New Yerk is solid. All elements of
the party have agreed te call a Demo
cratic suite convention en September 2S.
in which all elements will be fairly repre
sented, an d after which all will move
forward te the same end with no rivalry
except te see which can de the most for
Hancock and victory.
Tin: Philadelphia Ledger thinks the
Hancock-Sherman letters are character
ized by sound geed sense en both sides,
" and especially General Hancock's.
Gi'stave Der.K is engaged upon a pic
ture painted en a colossal scale like the
majority of his scriptural subjects, and il
lustrating the text. "Come unto me all
ye that labor and are heavy laden."
The Meravians report '0,8S3 communi
cants in America, Germauy and Great
Britain, an increase of 201 during the pas
year. This total does net include the
communicants in the mission field.
Many Jesuit Fathers who have been ex
pelled from France arc new in Heme. They
have petitioned tne Pepe te assign them te
an apestalatc en the Eastern Missions, or
wlieievcr their missionary labors will be
One result of the publication el Dean
Buchanan's hiding in Detroit has been the
collecting of indubitable proof that Dr.
Launcelet Yeunghusbaud, LL. I)., an
Episcopal clergyman there, has been acting
as his agent for the sale of diplomas, live
having already been traced te him.
Ki:v. ReiikktJ. Nkvin, I). I)., of Heme
who isvisiting his parents at Caernarvon
place near Laneastcr,and who is announced
te preach in St. Jehn's Free P. E. church
te-morrow, is the well known rector of St.
Paul's Within the Walls in the Etemal
Se nipid is the progress of Christianity
in China, that Dr. Lcggee, the professor
of Chinese, at Oxford, England, says if the
present rale of conversion of the Chinese
te Christianity continues, by the year 1011!
there will be 20,000,000 of church members,
and, 100,000,000 of professing Christians
in the Chinese empire.
Tiik seven largest Congregational
churches in this country are Plymouth,
Brooklyn, 2,519 members ; First, Chicago,
l,10:t; Central, Brooklyn, 1,0-18; Broad
way Tabernacle, New Yerk city, 008;
Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, 9CG;
Church of the Disciples, New Yerk city,
817 ; First, Obcrlin, Ohie, 713.
A Leauvillk gambler advertises in
hand-bills as fellows : "Kcne, as played at
Wy man's, is a very honest, upright and
religious game. It is religious because
Wymau don't allow any one te swear or te
make these vulgar expressions sometimes
used in playing kcne. It is respectable be
cause the Rev. Mr. Talmagc was in the
ether evening te sce the game. Wyman
has no noise or trouble, because he treats
all his customers te the finest liquors and
cigars free ; also a het frce lunch three
times a day. Therefore there is nothing
for any ene te quarrel about."
The international committee has issued
a Year Boek of Yeung Men's Christian
associations throughout the world. It
presents in compact form the present con
dition of the enterprise, and its work for
the past year. It contains reports of 825
associations in North America, 285 in
Great Britain and Ireland, G5 in France, 15
in Belgium, 293 in Germany, 406 in Hol Hel
land, 204 in Switzerland, 79 in Sweden, G
in Italy, 8 in Spain, 1 in Austraa, 13 in
Australia, 2 in India, 4 in Syria, 3 in Seuth
Africa, 2 in Japan .and 1 each in Madagas
car and the Sandwich Islands. The Amer
ican associations are most numerous and
excel also in financial strength and in work
ing force. They held property in buildings,
furniture and libraries, worth mere than
$3,000,000. The Christian communities of
this country have contributed during the
past year $400,000 for their support. This
is mere than for any previous year.
The preservation of tombstones and
monuments is an important question in
view of the great interests involved. Pro Pro
feseor Geikie, in a paper read recently be
fore the Royal society of Edinburgh, re
corded the results of certain observations
en the weathering of mennments in grave
yards, for the purpose of measuring the
rate of degradation by atmospheric in-
fluences. The calcareous rocks marbles
and limestenes yield quickly, as a rule, te
atmospheric influences. In some cases
slabs have been worn down a quarter of an
inch in less than a century by the superfi
cial solution of rain containing carbonic
and sulphuric acids; in ethers, they are
found te have been disintegrated inter
nally, se that the very substance of the
marble crumbles away; and in a third
scries of cases, where the slabs have been
inserted in a framework of solid stone, the
expansion of the slabs has caused outward
curvature and ultimate fracture. In sand
stone the effects are mere varied. When
the stone is flaggy or distinctly bedded,
and the lamination is exposed te the ac
tion of the raiu, or when the rock is net of
homogeneous composition, the destruction
has been very rapid, the flakes scaling off
and leaving raw, bare surface. Slabs of
freestone and ether unlaminated sand rocks
were, however, found te be se enduring,
that the sharpness of the cut letters is
hardly blunted after a century's exposure.
Dr. Mauy Walkei: is panting through
the White Mountains.
JesEru Cook was robbed of his geld
watch while en his way te Chautauqua.
Mr. and Mrs. William Simiaevk arc
about te be amicably divorced.
A large number of persons of Yerk ami
vicinity proceeded te the residence of Ilen
Jekemiaii S. Black last evening and ten
dered him a cordial welcome home from
his European trip.
The engagement of Jesse, youngest son
of General Graut, te Lizzie, daughter of
U. S. Chapman, a large California land
owner, is announced. The marriage will
take place at the Palace hotel, next
The Lewell, Mass., Democrats chose
delegates te the state convention, all of
whom would be favorable te Gen. Bir
lei:"s candidacy if he would stand, but he
himself was chosen in his home ward, at
his own request, with the purpose it is
understood, of declining gubernatorial
honors in the convention.
Senater J. Donalu Cami:i;ens new
Washington house is nearly ready for its
occupant, and will add greatly te the
beauty of Massachusetts avenue. It is sur
rounded by handsome residences, among
which is that built by Sir Richard Thorn Thorn
eon, which is en Connecticut avenue.
In the second story of the National
bureau of engraving and printing are
shown three swords, valued at $-"50,000,
which General Butler brought from New
Orleans. It be remembered that he pre
sented them te President Lincoln, who de
clined te receive them as presents because
he was a salaried official. They belonged
te General Twiecs. His heirs arc trying
tejget them back from the government.
A bill was introduced in Congress for the
purpose net long age.
During the war, en one occasion, as Cel.
Ben Inoeiisell was galloping away with
his men as fast as their horses could get
ever the ground, his horse stumbled in a
lane and threw him. Just as he fell sev
eral balls struck the leg near him, and en
looking up he saw two or three rebels rais
ing cai bines at him. With characteristic
quickness and presence of mind he shouted
at the top of his voice : " Held en there !
Don't make feels of yourselves ! I've
been doing nothing else for the last live
minutes but wishing for a chance te recog receg
nise your Confederacy!"
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Laborers en Ne. 11 section of the
Laehiue 'canal, te the number of 400, have
struck for an advance of wages from $1.10
te $1.25 tcr day.
Hen. DeWitt C. West, a well-known
Democratic politician of Lowville, N. Y.,
died suddenly of heart disease.
Jacob Winding, of 1010 First avenue,
New Yerk, hanged himself in his room.
He was only 18 years old, and no eause is
known for the deed.
The wife of C. M. Hendlcy, chief execu
tive clerk te Mr. Hayes, died suddenly at
Bcmus Point, N. Y., en Thursday even
ing, of typhoid-pneumonia. The remains
were forwarded te Washington for burial.
A furious storm, en Sunday last, at Fert
Mojave, Arizona, blew down the company
quarters. Three men were killed and sev
eral ethers wounded. The officers' quar
ters were destroyed and the hospital and
sterehsusc much damaged.
While descending the shaft of a new
sewer yesterday at Bosten, James Clark,
foreman of a gang, fell out of the cage, a
distance of eighty feet, and was killed, lie
was a resident of Maryland, where he leaves
a wife and seven children.
In Hartferd, Conn., St. Julicu en his
second trial against time, made a mile in
2:1 U, beating the record a quarter of a
second. The first quarter was made in
:2J, the half in 1 :05 and the three-quarters
Washington presents a beautiful appear
ance new, with its parks innumerable and
its long lines of trees. The grounds
around the Agricultural hall are simply
grand. The Washington monument has
gained four-feet in height since the work of
eemplctcing it was commenced about three
The hotly of an unknown man, much
mutilated, was found at 5 o'clock yesterday
morning lying across the track of the Har
lem river railroad,at Ninety-seventh street
and Fourth avcuue, New Yerk. He had
been cut in two by a train. The man was
about twenty-eight years of age.
Mrs. Obncy, a New Yerk milliner in
Paris en business, a party in the Newell
divorce suit, committed suicide at the
Hetel de Paris. In a letter written before
her death she says: "lam weary of life
and want rest," and asked te be placed in
a coffin in the dress she were when she
Dr. Chalfont, the slayer of Jesiah Bacen,
was convicted of murder in the second de
grce, and will receive sentence next Friday,
in San Francisce. Chalfent.was a dentist,
formerly of Chester county Pa., and had
been harassed by Bacen, agent of the vul
canite patent monopoly. The murder
closely resembles the famous Parkman
A passenger train en the Chesapeake
& Ohie railroad ran into a coal train in a
tunnel 27 miles west of Greenbrier White
Sulphcr Springs, en Thursday; several
cars of both trains were wrecked. The
freight conductor was killed, and several
trainmen and a number of passengers
were injured, but none fatally. The shock
of the collision brought down stones from
the ceiling and sides eg the tunnel.
Mrs. Catharine Scheffcr, a widow sixty
years old, has commenced a suit in the
Brooklyn city court for $10,000 damages
for alleged breach of premiso of marriage
against Antonie Fersarierc.a young Italian.
She has also preferred a charge of obtain
ing a mortgage for $1,000 from her under
false pretences. The Italian was arrested
andjtaken te Brooklyn te answer the latter
Near Guthrie. Ky.. a colored man named
Green Ellis, assaulted His. Duncan with
intent te commit robbery. After beating
her severely and taking $13 that was en
her person he left her for dead. She re
covered sufficiently te get home and report
the fact. Ellis was caught, had his trial
and was te have been sentenced te the
county jail. Between twenty-five and
fifty men rode into town, overpowered the
guard and quietly removed Ellis, who was
hanged net far from town.
The quantity of coal and coke carried
ever the Pennsylvania railroad the second
week of August was 13(5,780 tens.
Lcvenns Yan Slyke and his little grand
son were instantly killed by lightning at
Charles Gresch, an employee of the
Bethlehem iron company, fell asleep en a
railroad siding near the mill and was kill
ed by a shifting train running ever him.
Twenty-three skeletons were recently
dug up in Erie, and the Dispatch explains
it by showing that eighty-five years age
thegreuud covered by Erie was an Indian
Michael McCue. while engaged in shovel
ing cinder from the pit into which trucks
are backed for the purpose of carrying off
the refuse in the blast furnace of the Cam
bria iron company, met with instant death
by being crushed between the bumpers of
atruekand the embankment.
The proprietors of the St. Cloud hotel,
Philadelphia, having just refitted it gave
a banquet there yesterday te fifty uows uews
paper men from Philadelphia and eastern
Pennsylvania. There were fifty gentlemen
present. Colonel A. K. MeClure, of the
Times, presided. On his left sat Charles
E. Smith, editor of the Prest, and en the
right D. S. Ncitnan, of the Easten Sen
tinel. The Hcrdie personal transportation com
pany have leased the large wareheuse et
Hugh Craig, en the Northwest corner of
Bread and" Cherry streets, Philadelphia,
and will at once begin the work of altera
tions te adapt the place te the use for which
it has been secured. This building, which
is the largest in the city, will be the head
quarters of the Herdic coaches. It will be
fitted up with two hundred stalls, and as
seen as this work is completed sixty coaches
will be put en the streets,
Mrs. William McFarland, of Pottstown,
aged about thirty-five years, while men
tally deranged, attempt te commit suicide
by hanging. She was found by a young
man suspended te a joist in the cellar.
When assistance came life was almost ex
tinct. Physicians labored diligently for
about thirtv minutes before signs of life
were visible. It is thought new she will
recover. Several months age she had ty
phoid fever, and ever since she has been
The Celeman Memerial.
The parish of St. Luke's church, Leba
non, has been erecting a new and substan
tial church of great beauty. It is Gothic
in style, and is chiefly of brown stone and
native limestone All the doorways,
windows and capitals, the chancel rail
ing and the trimmings are of Ohie
sandstone, pale and white. Abeve the
portal is a large wheel-window, set in
white stone. Immediately below this,
carved in bold relief, are figures of a
winged lien and a winged bull. All the
glass in the building is stained. The
overhanging masonry in the interior rests
en columns of Tennessee marble, the capi
tals of which are very beautiful. Each of
the latter is of different design. The nave
and transept will be floored with tile. The
choir and ceiling are of polished oak. At
the rear of the main structure are the rec
tor's study and the vestry room. The
whole, it is said, will cost almost, if net
Ail Acquitted Alter All.
In Somerset, Pa., G. Melville, M. J. Mar
tin, James Parren, T. J. Baker, Vick Bur Bur
eon, Scott Fergusen, William Wilsen, Jehn
Mayuard, Philip Beycr, Frank Pemmian
and James Harrington, attaches of Boyd
& Pctcrs's circus, were placed en trial en a
eharge of having committed an outrage en
Miss Saleme Burkett, at Shanksville, in
July last. On motion of their counsel they
were allowed separate trials, and Jas. Par
ren was selected as the first te be arraign
ed. After hearing the evidence In his ease
the court ordered the jury te be sworn in
the ether cases. This was dene and the
jury then rendered a verdict acquitting the
prisoners, and they were all discharged
Opening uf tlie Season. Mrs. Heward ill
" Unde Tem's Cabin."
The amusement season opened auspic
iously in this city, judging from the large
and appreciative audience assembled at
Fulton epera heuse last evening te wit
ness the rendition of that old stand-by of
"Uncle Tem's Cabin," by a company with
Mrs. G. C. Heward at its head. Mrs.
Heward's is the generally accepted ideal
of Topsy, "the child that never was born,"
and her interpretation of the character
bears witness of an intelligent adaptation.
It "took" immensely with the audience
which was of the impressible character
usually gathered te witness the production
this work, and she in fact, carried the play,
though her support was fairly geed ; Mr.
Heward's St. Clair, Mr. Monell's Marks,
and Mr. Doud's dual rele of Phineas Flet
cher and Legree, being notably worthy of
mention, while Mr. White succeeded in
making Uncle Tem as insufferably priggish
as that venerable individual is went te ap
pear ; little Eveline Pollock gave a charm
ing personatien of Eta. Though shorn of
many of the absurdities that in latter
years have cropped out in the renditieu of
this play through managerial devices te
give it freshness, Mrs. Heward's version is
susceptible of further intelligent pruning,
and the quartet of alleged Virginia Jubilee
Singers might very properly be dispensed
with, especially in view of the fact that
their singing is net even ordinarily geed,
and their songs are introduced at, the
most inopportune juncture.
On Monday evening Miss Anuie Firmin
and Mr. Jehn Jack will appear in the com
edy drama et "Civil Marriage."
"THE L1TTLK I'INEX."
A Ilare Investment In Mining Stock.
A handsomely printed pamphlet of 21
pages comes te us with the title " The
Little Pincy Geld and Silver Mining Com
pany of Colerado," which corporation owns
80 acres, ten near Leadville, near railroad
communication and with cxclusive and
ample water facility. The president sent
out in July te push the work of develop
ment has returned, bringing beautiful spe
cimens of the geld obtained by himself
upon the ground, which may be seen at the
company's office, in Philadelphia. The
president's report, together with an assay
of the geld, and certificates of Hen. W. H.
Fishback and Colonel Harrison Berry, two
experienced miners, as te the value and
condition of the company's property, arc
published in the company's pamphlet and
make a most gratifying exhibit of the re
sources of the company and the value of
its product. The price of a limited num
ber of snares has been put down te
$1, se that the most cautious investor need
risk little for the chances of a big stake.
A man named Philip Marks, residing en
the Fruitville pike north of this city, was
arrested this morning and committed te
the county prison for 30 days for disorder
ly conduct. He appears te be infatuated
with a belief that he owns all the property
in the neigborheod, and has greatly an
noyed the real owners by offensively posh pesh
ing his absurd claims, and threatening te
Gee. H. Themas rest, G. A. K.. Net Te lie
a "alltlcl Organlxatieu.
These spirits of the local pest of the
Grand Army of the Republic who have
been designing te give that organization a
partisan turn and enlist it in the cause of
the Republican candidate for president
latterly have received a couple of set backs
that will be calculated te dampen the ardor
of their efforts in this direction. Recently
the inspector of the order in this state paid
a visit te Gee. H. Themas pest here and, re
ferring te the manifest desire of some et the
"best workers" te pervert it te partisan
purposes cautioned them agaiust attempt
ing te carry out such intention as hostile
te the spirit of the organization, which
was formed te protect the widows and
orphans of their comrades of the war who
comprised men of all political creeds; and
concluding with the statement that if it
came down te a strict test of preference
General Hancock would be found te have
a majority of the pests in his favor.
Last evening Gee. II. Themas pest held
a social gathering at their headquarters in
Bair & Shenk's banking house, Centre
square, at which it was very generally
agrecd that the influence of the pest
should be lent te neither of the political
parties, but that the original purpose
of the order should be ""maintained
throughout this and succeeding campaigns:
that partisanship should be strictly tabooed
in the life of the organization. Refresh
ments were served, and the bold soldier
boys spent the evening in entertaining re
citals of tales anil incidents which they
shared together around the eampfirc and
en the battle field.
The Pennsylvania Crep or 1880.
The following is an estimate, in cases, of
the product in leaf tobacco in Pennsylva
nia for 1880. The crop is new being
heused and the list is valuable, as the
average estimate of five leading buyers
and packers new in Lancaster :
Bucks 10 000
Montgomery 2 000
Chester 15 000
Berks 5 000
Lancaster 40 000
x erk ........... oil UUU
Lebanon 8 000
Dauphin 2 000
Cumberland 5 000
Franklin 1 000
Juniata 1 000
Mifllin 1 000
Clinten 20 000
Tiega ti 000
Westmoreland 1 000
Scattering 1 000
TIN CAN STILTS.
The Small Hey's Latest Invention.
The small boy is enlarging the sphere of
his discoveries. He has found a new use
for discarded fruit cans. Hitherto his
operations were limited te tying them te
dogs tails, making singing machines of
them, and feeding them te billy-geats ;
but new he makes stilts of them. He takes
a pair of old tin pans, punches holes
through the bottom of them and passes a
cord or strap through the holes forming a
stirrup of sufficient length te cnable him
te held it in his hand while standing erect.
He then mounts the empty cans, pulls the
stirrups taut, and walks oil' te his infinite
delight and te the amazement of his ma.
The music made by an active boy in trot
ting off en a pair of these tin-can stilts can
neither be imagined nor described, but it
can easily be heard a square or mere away.
Smart boys have a project en feet te im
prove the stilts by building them two or
thrce stories high.
Munhelm mid Vicinity.
Mr. Henry Schwartz sold a let of ground,
containing 2J acres, and fronting en the
south side of West High street, for $1,005.
Mrs. A. L. Lengenccker, purchaser.
Mr. Jehn Showers, sr., sold 2 acres and
48 perches of his farm, in Raphe township,
te Jeseph Connelly, for $100 per acre.
Annie, a nine-year old daughter of Abram
Bchm, of Pcnn township, while standing
en a fence gathering grapes, accidentally
fell, and ene of the pointed pales entering
her groin passed into her abdomen, causing
a dangerous wound. At last accounts she
was in an improving condition.
Cbas. Lehr, auctioneer, sold at public
sale for the estate of Jacob Connelly, de
ceased, 11 share Lancaster County national
bauk stock te B. M. Stauffcr, esq. 2 shares
at $99 each, remainder at $90.50 each ;
and 1 1 shares Union national Mount Jey
bank stock ( te Jonas White, at $72 per
share, and 5 te Henry Becker, at $71.25
A correspondent sends us a long and
humorous account of the organization of a
Republican club in Springvillc a week age.
He knocks all the romanceoutofthc glow
ing description furnished the New Era and
declares that it can be proved by Garfield
men living en the spot that there were net
present all told, at any one time, mere
than 25 or SO men, including a number of
Democrats. There was net a single lady
present and there was net a single cheer
offered for Garfield en the occasion, and
that after the Democrats assisted them in
putting up the poles, the Republicans un
der cover of a tunc played by the Maytown
band, sneaked off te their homes terribly
discouraged. We are compelled te emit
our correspondent's full account of thoaf theaf
fair and his portraits of the doctor, the
postmaster and the "little ordcrlie" first
because we are crowded for room and sec
ond because he wrete en both sides of the
David Phillips, the husband of Mary
Phillips, who was before Aldcrmau Barr a
few days age, te answer for disorderly cou ceu
duct and surety of the peace, takes excep
tion te the testimony offered agaiust his
wife,and declares that she is net disorderly
and that he has net neglected her nor had
any immoral dealings with Miss Irviu.
The witnesses, he says, are down en him
and his wife because they will net associate
with them. As only one side of the story
was given he asks us te give the ether.
Last night thieves broke into the office
II. C.SIoere, tobacco packer. North Prince
street, ransacked the drawers and pigeon
holcsef the deskjstrcwedthe papers all ever
the office and succeeded in finding $4.50,
which of course they appropriated. In one
of the drawers of the desk was a box con
taining quite a sum of money, which the
thieves in their hurry overlooked. An en
trance was effected through a broken win
dow sash in Bitncr's warehouse.
The finance committee of the beard of
school directors have awarded te Mr.
Charles U. Barr, bookseller and stationer,
the contract for supplying the beard with
books and stationery for indigent pupils of
the public schools for the ensuing year.
The East Basin.
A further examination of the south wall
of the cast reservoir seems te prove that
its condition is generally geed, but that
there is one bad place in it which will
require repairs involving a cost estimated
at $250. The brick facing of this portion
of the wall will be taken down for about
ten feet from the top, the bank will be
puddled, and the wall relaid in cement.
The height of water in the east basin
this morning was 11 feet ,2 inches, and of
the west basin 16 feet 0 inches.
LAST NIGHT IN LIME STRHBT.
Wnat a Greea Reporter Saw and Heard.
Herman Hirsh and his daughter Miss
Cclia returned yesterday from their Euro
pean tour, and their house was aglow with
light last nignt ana bnlhant with nags and
flowers te welcome them te the circle of
their family friends who had assembled te
greet them. Refreshments were spread in
the dining room, and a brass band sere
nade was net emitted from the occasion's
festivities. Mr. Hirsh and his daughter
return in improved health, neither of them
having suffered from sea-sickness cither
in going out or returning. They traveled
ever 12,000 miles during their tour, visit
ing all points et interest in northern, south
era and central Germany and ether Euro
Neither was our congressman absent,
and great joy as usual accompanied his
presence. Mr. Smith is genial and gives
his time te his friends, if he don't threw
his money away te Dr. Hen Muhlenberg
for foolish banners and things. The doc
tor get a dollar when he wanted five, and
new proposes a vete of the subscribers
returning Mr. Smith's gift as net needful.
Ne doubt Mr. Smith will be glad te have
it and te get a chance te use that dollar
where it will de mere geed. He knows
that Benjamin Franklin never would have
given a penny for such afoelishjpurposc,
and he is solid in following Benjamin ; and
in going te see his friends when they ceme
home and bidding them geed cheer and
smiling upon their pretty daughters and
going home at the early hour of ten
o'clock, as he did last night. Mr. Smith is
a bachelor of most excellent habits ; and
therefore he preserves his bloom and his
geed name and his geed digestion and
dreamless sleep. Mr. Smith has a geed
conscience, as te all but the ene girl
whom he ought te have married and made
happy and borne about with him te Con
gress and into his friend's houses as Ged's
best gift te him. Net that we refer te any
particular girl. Mr. Smith has never been-
a deliberate heart smasher ; he has never
been in leve se far as the world knows.
And it must be se ; for he lives en Lime
street ; and what Lime street don't knew
about the denizens of its street and in
deed about these who live en many ether
streets we confidentially dcclare'is really
net worth invuiring about. Mr. Smith
bears the certificate of his neighbors
that he has never been in leve and, alas !
that he never will be. Which is a great
pity for a man of se fair fortune and
such sound mind and limb. It is the sole
reproach upon Mr. Smith's name; and
could he but rise te the need of the occasion
and resolutely shake off his bachelorhood
he would net only stand peerless among
his fellows, but he would make sure his
chance of heaven.
Especially if he would get a hen-pecker.
That subject was up for discussion in Lime
street last night ; net apropos of Sir.
Smith, however, but somehow introduced
by an emphatic declaration that such crea
tures did exist in our midst and could be
counted by the dozen. The hen-pecked
husband was handled without gloves, the
interesting hen being let off with light de
nunciation as ene who could net well be
damned for abusing the weakness of her
mate. And " hew weak he must be te
stand it," was the general exclamation.
Hew unanimously the girls agree that
submission and complaisance is the wife
role ; if the wives would only be as unan
imous, hew fine a world it would be for
the men !
Mr. Smith has no liquor iti his house.
Maj. Brcncman, ever the way, keeps open
house for the congressman's bibulous
friends ; which is clever.
The Lime street people are great travelers,
but they are all at home new, including
the babies ; for they have babies en Lime
street, and they are heard afar off; but
Lime street smiles en, knowing hew beauti
ful will be the lives which this lung
exercise is fortifying for the world's bat
tles. They speak sometimes with severity of
reporters; but that is only the fashion.
They dearly love in reality te have their
virtues and geed deeds made illustrious in
the local chronicles.
Our distinguished friend Lyte, of the
Examiner, net long agejcalled at a house
en Lime street te get the particulars of a
death. When he departed Mrs. was
overheard te liken the presence of the
reporter te the hovering of the buzzard
abeve a carcass.
Dr. Brown, of the United States navy,
surgeon at the Mare Island navy yard,
California, and his wife, who is is a sister
of Mrs. Dr. Messcrsmith, U. S. N., of this
city, is at the residence of the latter en
They sit en .their deer steps in Lime
street, when they are at home ; and that
makes the street se cheerful ; and that is
hew they get te knew se much.
Mrs. Ucah Frazcr has had some most
beautiful chairs of ancient pattern in the
upper regions of her heuse, which have
lately been brought down te adorn the
dining room. Why are the chairs of old
se much mere graceful than these of this
day, whiie at the same time stout and
It is fashienable en Lime street te cat
watermelon in the evening.
And ice cream any time. Semper paralus
is the motto of the street.
Sometimes they forget te put the forced
meat balls in the mock turtle soup.
But they are geed cooks, and the Grid
iron club enrolls thorn as among its most
A lady en that street fell from a peach
tree yesterday and seriously injured her
self; we de net give her name because we
understand that the publicity would net be
agreeable te her.
Miss Daisy Grubb. who was away for
some weeks at Spring Lake, returned some
days since, and Lime street's attractive
ness is greatly enhanced by her charming
Mrs. and Miss Brcncman are back from
Saratoga, where they had a most delightful
visit, and new out upon Lime street shines
the light of their most hospitable home.
Mrs. Reitzy.ef Savannah, Georgia, nee
Miss Alice Haldeman of Chiques, and
daughter of that elegant gentleman and
most estimable man and Democrat the
late Dr. Edward Haldeman, is en a brief
visit with her two daughters at the resi
dence of Mrs. Rcah Frazcr, en Lime
They have en Lime street a new cook.
And they have a book club te which the
new cook's mistress and the mistress next
deer both belong. The habit of the house
is te pass the books ever the fence. The
new cook was net posted in this habit,
and when the mistress confided the books
te her for transmission, she thought she
was a very kind mistress and she
took them up te her room. But she
did net read them. She did net
want te. Her tastes were net lit
erary. But at the same time she would
net disappoint her kind Mistress and she
kept the books just as though she appre
ciated the lean of them. After a while
she returned them. She received a revela
tion. But the fines for the detention of
the books were net collected from her.
The joke was thought cheap enough at the
price, and the mistress paid up cheerfully.
Yeu can find nut anythingyeu want te en
Lime street. Wc have net told half of
what we heard. It was all innocent, but
net all for the public.
Our reporter thinks he has struck a mine
in that avenue, butwe fear he has ex
hausted it. They will cry "mad deg"
when they see him next time, and run.'
Alas ! and alack-a-dav ! Se it often ball
pens that in our sinccrcst efforts te com
pliment one's friends our endeavor is net
appreciated : and these wc adore the most
are the maddet. We have suffered thus
severely in the past. Wc expect te suffer
iu the future. We are long-suffering, and
walk in humility as we grew in grace.
A MODE11N MACBETH.
"Hang out our Banner en the Outer Walls."
Jelly Jack, of the Examiner, in his last
expiring efforts te held the fort, seems de
termined te emulate the bloody Scotch
usurper. He affects te believe that "our
castle's strength will laugh a siege te
scorn," and te show his pluck under the
most disceuragcing circumstances he gives
the command te "Hang out our banners en
the outer walls," and forthwith Ad. Delict
aud Jesh Lyte hang 'em out The one is a
home-made banner bearing the names of
"Clay Fkkuxghuysex asi 3Iakklk"
all of whom were ingloriously defeated by
the Democracy in 18-11. On the rcversc of
this banner are the words "protection
the tariff as it is,' The motto of course
referred te the tariff of 1S42, against al
most every protective feature of which
Garfield has voted again and again. The
ether banner is a silk one en which is
painted a geed looking woman placing a
wreath en the brew of a bust of Hcnry
Clay. Forming a circle around the pic
ture are the words " Wc honor these who
cherish us ; Our hearts arc with our
wreaths." The reverse side of tlie banner
shows that it was presented te the Whig
party of Lancaster by the Whig ladies of
The Whig party is dead protection is
dead (Garfield killed it) ; all the candidates
named en the old banner were defeated as
disastrously as Hancock defeated the Con
federates at Gettysburg. There seems
therefore te be a sad propriety in the Ex
aminer bringing forth these funeral em
blems and exhibiting them te its .surround
ing friends as tokens of the approaching
deem of its party aud its candidates.
Still the Examiner is te be commended
for its courage, and about the time the
filial and fatal conflict comes en we cx)cct
te hear it shout, " Lay en Macduff and
dammed be he who first cries hoId,cneugh'
They light ; Macbeth dies ; the curtain
MOM KSTIU TKOimi.KS IN Cl'UKT.
Surety of the I'eace and Desertion.
Before court this morning Wm. Cosgrove
had a hearing for threatening te wring off
the neck of Eliza Hildebrauil for swearing
a bastardy case en him (of which the jury
acquitted him.) He denied it and the
court let him off, "county for costs."
Christiana Adams, who sued her husband
Jacob Adams, for desertion, swore that he
has failed te provide for her for several
years, especially since July 4, and that he
had tried te send her te the insane asylum.
He swore that he duly provided for her and
had the certificates of Drs. 31. L. Hcrr and
Davis that she was insane, and he only de
serted her when the neighbors interfered
te prevent her removal. Dr. Hcrr testified
that she had been insane, is new better,
but still nervous. Adams was ordered te
pay his wife and son $2.50 per week and
Jes. II. Bewman, who was ordered at
April court te support his wife, was ar
raigned for failure te de se. He swore
that he wrote for her te come te Ephrata
te live in a room which he had fiUcd up,
but she preferred te live in Reading. Or
dered te pay her $1 a week and costs.
Casimcr Lichty, according te Margaret
Gcttler's oath, told his wife te scald her or
her children if they came into the common
alley between these parties' houses en
Maner street. 1 Ie declared the children te
be troublesome, but swore he had made
no threats. Each party ordered te pay
half the costs and Casimcr te give bends
te keep the peace.
Abraham Brubakcr, tried for desertion
last Saturday, was ordered te pay his wife
$3 per week and costs.
Ged fried Gressman, charged with de
sertion, was dismissed, "county for office
costs," as the parties, who are very peer,
are new living together.
Christian Bard, an insane man, sen
tenced te six months in jail for carrying
concealed weapons, was scut te the insane
Henry Missel's restaurant license was
transferred te Francis Nell.
Jehn Warfel was granted a .soldier's
license te peddle.
Stephen Grissingcr, Jehn W. Engle and
Davids. .Millar were appointed viewers te
lay out a read from the Alt. Jey and Mt.
Hepo read te the read running near Mas
tcrsvillc te Olier's bridge ; and also te re
locate a part of a read, recently laid out in
Raphe tewnsiiip leading from the Man
hcim and Overbroek read te the Manlicim
and Lebanon read.
Ucro and There antlKverywherc.
Father Weedman, the Paulist preacher
will preach at vespers, St. Mary's church,
te-morrow evening at 7 o'clock.
The Ninth ward Hancock club picnic
comes off at Green cottage en Monday.
The picnic for the benefit of St. Anth Anth
ony's church, takes place at What Glen,
en Monday next. It premises te be a day
of enjoyment for the young people of the
Capt. Gee. 31. Franklin and family re
turned yesterday from Brigautinc.
3Ir. and 3Irs. J. W. B. Bailsman sailed
for home en Tuesday from Liverpool.
The money drawer in the .stand of 3Irs.
Andrew Kreider, in thcNerthern market
was opened this afternoon, while the lady
had her back turned and all the money
Alderman Barr denies that he struck S
B. Herr at the What Glen picnic ; se does
Wm. Blickeiidcrfcr ; se does Peter Letz.
Richard Conyngham, injured en the
railroad at Lcaraan Place, has died from
his injuries and exhaustion upon being re
moved te his home at Chatham, Chester
Waived a Hearing.
Allen Ceble, charged with certain Jar
ccnics at Elizabethtown, licferc reported,
and his brother,H. U. Ceble, charged with
being accassery after the faet, were te have
had a hearing before Alderman Spurrier
this morning at 9 o'clock; but when the
hour arrived defendants who were pre
sented byS. II. Reynolds and AV. A. Wil Wil
sen,esqs., waived a hearing and entered bail
te answer at court, their fathcr,Lcvi Ceble,
becoming their bondsman in the sum of
$300 en each of the live complaints agaiust
each of them.
Ninth Ward Club.
A business meeting of the Hancock and
English club of the Ninth ward was held
last evening at their room in Haas's hotel.
Several new names were added te the list
of members, and the equipment committee
was directed te purchase one hundred sets
of equipments for the club.
Purchase of a Property.
R. n. Brubaker has purchased the
property of Mrs. Dostman,two doers south
of his residence, en North Duke street, for