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- -r v. -., .'" ,- j LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1880. 4) nr ( I H r i Hancaster intelligencer. FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 27, 1880. These "Geed Fellows." In the current number of his Progress, in commending the present efficiency of the postal service, Cel. Jehn W. Ferney says: "Yeu can overlook Gen. Brady's scandalous favoritism in the star system when you rememlwr the promptness and security se characteristic of the Ameri can mail." There is much of the cur rent popular idea in this expression, though a mere perfect wm scquitur or a mere illogical sentiment can hardly be imagined. It isthe expression of a creed that has net only wrecked Ferney but many like him :is public men, and it has bred every manner of political demorali zation. "Why should Brady's " scandal ous favoritism " be overlooked in the "promptness and security " of our pos tal system ? Is a faithless, profligate and corrupt administration of public affairs te be condoned, forsooth, because in sonic respects it gives us a geed return V Is there any reason why an honest and upright eflicial should net bealse an efficient and progressive pub lic servant, that we are continually hear ing this excuse for corrupt and dishonest office holders, that they were at least ac ac ac connnedatingclever and efficient ? In "Washington, in Harrisburg, in New Yerk and Philadelphia, m every capital in the country and in all the great centres of political influence this type of men have been holding sway for many years. They spend the public money like lords, they lavish favors bountifully which they are able te com mand by the abuse of their opportunities , they steal like freebooters, and with the generosity of the brigand scatter their ill-gotten gainsameng their beneficiaries. In legislatures, while they promote the schemes of the lobby they de net hesitate te divide its spoils with their friends ; they ride en free passes, but they get them for their constituents tee ; they plunder the state, but they share the game with these of their own political kidney, or their congenial associates. And when they arc exposed and their offenses brought te light and the n'c . crt of public obloquy ought te be written en their gravestones, come along the fellows who enjoyed their favor and say : " Well, it is true lie was unfaithful te his trust, he violated his official oath, he stele from the public, but he was such a clever fellow, such an obliging eflicial that they ought te be easy with him." He gets into city councils and he is big with schemes of 'improvement." He overrides the law ; he defies constitution al, statute and municipal restrictions ; lie plunges the local government into un timely debt ; he sometime " divides" with the contractor and reaps his own profit where he sews se recklessly at the public cost and when the bubble bursts and when his course is run, and the pee p'.e have done with his felly, and every . nedy sees hew many parts feel and hew many parts knave he was, there are these who excuse him because some geed may be found in the vast amount of harm done through his influence, lie gets into the management of railways and the stockholders' property becomes the field for his expansive operations. He " improves " and " enlarges," and dis plays great " enterprise, " gives patrons new facilities and earns the title of a pub lic benefactor, while the people who have their money invested are shorn of divi dends and their capital bankrupted, that he and his favored crew of cormorants may fatten en the spoils. Again, he runs a bank and runs it the same way. And when he is brought te book we hear the same apologies for rascality. All this reasoning seems te proceed en the assumption that there cannot be clean-handed aad stiff-backed officials, who are at the same time progressive and popular public servants. "We believe there can be. Such men are abundant in business circles and they should be found te be put in charge of public af fairs. Better a thousand times have your old fashioned, old fogies who believe in a conservative policy, who would out of an honest spirit of economy and pru dence restrain much of se-called modern progress, than the radical spirit which guises under the pretense of improve ment a purpose te enrich individuals at the public cost. But if communities will but exercise themselves te make diligent search men can generally be found for office who, in their regard for the form and spirit of the law, yet are net unmindful of the demands of intelligent administration and governmental pro gress. The most baleful of political her esies is that which affirms Ferney's the ory, that because ordinarily a letter is carried safely and delivered honestly ,enc should excuse vast eflicial derelictions and condone enormous schemes of public plunder in the postal service. That is the very doctrine which has made law-makers law-breakers; which seduces well dis posed officials into profligacy, demoralizes politics and glezes ever every sort of corruption, irregularity and incompe incempe tency. Chairman Miixeu calls the Dem ocratic state committee together at Pittsburgh, en March ISth. "We have no objection te the time, for, as we have said, a little while earlier or later for the meeting of the convention makes no difference. But we de seriously object te the place, be cause it is important that when the com mittee meets the members should be pre sent, and most of them cannot go te Pittsburgh without a degree of incenve nience which it is net right te subject them te, and which will keep many of them away. There is no rhyme nor reason in appointing the committee te meet at one end of the state. The place should be central, se that the time con sumed in getting te it should be as equal as possible te each member. Harrisburg or Alteena would make geed meeting places, being central; Pittsburgh may suit the western members, and is very handy for the chairman; but it does net suit this side of the mountains any better than Philadelphia would suit the west, nor as well. The committee, may net have any business of importance te transact, and probably has net ; but, if se, the greater is the hardship of drag ging the eastern members te Pittsburgh. PERSONAL. Prince Jekeme Napeleon has congrat ulated 31. Reute: en a recent free-trade speech in the Chamber of Deputies, and 31. Reuhcr replied that the prince's ap proval was very precious te him. The late Jehn. Rice, of Philadelphia, after his business embarrassments, became unable te pay the premiums en his life in surance policies. 3Ir. J. B. Lippincott, without having a dollar of interest in the mattcr,premptly paid the annual amounts, and through his kindness 3Ir. Rice's family will have fifty thousand dollars. At a special meeting of the American society of civil engineers, held last night at the Union League theatre, Xew Yerk, Count E Lesseps spoke te a large audi ence of practical engineers and prominent- citizens about the Panama canal. He afterward answered many questions that were asked by members of the society. A reception followed in the par lor of the Union League club. General Giiaxt left Cuba February IS and reached Mexico en the 18th. There were frequent stoppages en route, during one of which General Sheridan and Clar ence Diusmere tried te catch a few sharks, but only succeeded in sacrificing a vast amount of bacon. At one place, a lively ant-eater was brought en beard, and much interest was excited by a sight of the live bugs which ladies have lately been wear ing as ornaments. The reception in Mex ice was formal but hearty. MINOR TOPICS. Ex-Attekney Genkkai. Leak being en a visit te Harrisburg, 31. E. Olmstcad gave him a lunch, at which Simonton and Bayard were of course guests. But there was no toast te the $19,000 fee. TnEitE will be a meeting of the Demo cratic state committee at the 3Ionengahela house, Pittsburgh, en Thursday, the IStli day of 3Iarch, 1880, at 3 o'clock p. m. te fix the time and place for the meeting of the Democratic state convention. 3In. Hicxm "Watteksex is of the opin ion that the Democratic party can elect no individual president of the United States this year but 3Ir. Tildcn or the candidate named by 3Ir. Tildcn. If this startling news be true our Uncle Sammy must jine in, help te make the ticket and then help te elect it. A Company comprising a public ex. change, a trust department and a clearing house is about te begin operations in New Yerk. The promotion of mining interests is the main object of the movement, and the list of trustees and officers includes the names of many men of reputation, both in tlie i.ast and the est. 1 lie cap ital of the company will be $3,000,000. Leans will be made en mining shares, aud it is intended te give te mining interests a position they have net before had. Only the shares of mines of real value will be dealt in at the exchange. On, it was pitiful ! Little Alice Weaver, aged 13, who committed suicide in Pongh Pengh kecpsic, X. Y., had been living with her aunt since her mother's death, eight years age. Twe weeks age her aunt told her she could support her no longer, but she must go live with her father. Last week the girl bought five cents worth of arsenic. On Tuesday she was taken sick and died, and in her stomach was found enough poi son te kill twenty persons. She left a let ter, in which she said : " When you find this I will he no mere, te de wrong or te give you trouble. I have given you trou ble enough. With love for all I can say, 'Weep net for mc when you stand around my grave.' Xonieic. Your niece, Alice." It is a most ridiculous and illogical po sition assumed by a grand jury and dis trict attorney in Xcw Yerk that bigamy is net a punishable crime in that state, when the celebration of the bigamous marriage had taken place in a foreign state ; and that a Xcw Yerk man, having a wife, may go te Canada, 3Icxice, England, Germany and as many ether countries as he pleases, marry women in each one of them, bring them all te Xew Yerk and live with them in open violation of all the laws of moral ity and net be amenable te the criminal law. Bigamy is a continuing crime and the bigamous relation is the punishable of fense, te be answered for wherever the parties continue in it. The Philadelphia North American wants no false pretense about it and would have it understood that "from this day forward the most credulous of men will scarcely venture te place the candidacy of General Grant in any ether rank than that of. a bitter struggle en his behalf, aided by all the machinery and power that can be con trolled by partisan advocates familiar with all the devices of political wire-pulling. It is time te be done wieh the tomfoolery about demands of the people and universal acclaim. It may be a sad breaking of idols, but none the less must it be admitted that General Grant has thus far failed te develop a particle of political strength, in the present canvass, that has net been manufactured for him at large cost and considerable risk." THK STAU KOCTE DEHATK. Scathing Rebuke te the Rratly Methods. The end of the Star route debate in the Heuse was most disastrous te the Brady methods of conducting that branch of the posteffico business. Fer two days the best men of both parties have joined hands te rebuke the flagrant violation of law and compel the several assistant postmast ers general te conform te the law for the rest of the year. The facts ascertained by the appropriation committee in the course of its searching investigation, and se clearly set forth by its members during the debate, made impossible the general support which Brady had se con fidently and openly spoken of and relied upon. His few defenders sought in all ways te obtain votes for him ; a most per sistent lobby, both en the fleer and about the capitol, has been at work for weeks. 3Ir. Cenger, of Michigan, went se far as te attempt te rally the Republicans as parti sans, but in this he failed. In fact, se thor oughly defeated were the Brady adherents at all points that they se far surrendered as net even te demand the yeas and nays en the disputed points of the bill. A num ber of the best men en the Republican side say that Hayes cannot fail te take no tice of this most significant action of the Heuse and suspend Brady. Xet te de it they held will seriously damage the ad ministration. There is considerable talk of impeachment in Brady's case, which is net confined te party, but this will proba bly die out, unless Hayes should fail te re move him. A FAMILY OF BUZZARDS IN JAIL. An Eagle Scribe Among the Inmate of Lancaster's Prison The Somewhat Notorious Welsh Mountaineers. Heading Eagle. Lancaster's jail standsat the eastern end of King street, near the reservoir, and just beyond it is the almshouse. The prison's gray stone tower reminds one somewhat of the Berks county prison, but in many respects it has a different appearance. The outer gate is a huge grate of iron extend ing clear across the encrance, wide enough te drive a wagon through, while plainly visible te the outer world are the vestibule, with a desk and prison register, and the doers opening into various departments. When admitted, the visitor passes te the right, by the deer of the office, tunis te the left, and after passing through a rather confusing array of doers finds himself in the long corridor, with a double row of cells each side, an iron gallery along the doers of the upper row, and a large window high up at the farther end, while a dim light is admitted by round ventilators above. The atmosphere was rather warm, and the outer wooden doers of some of the cells were ajar, allowing an occasional glimpse of a convict, in a light gray suit with black stripes, peering out for a moment. Xo Xe tices conspicuously displayed warned the visitor net te open any of the doers nor speak te the prisoners The prison officials received mc cour teously. Within these walls arc the noto rious family of Buzzards, the buccaneers of the Welsh mountains. Jeseph and Isaac charged with horse stealing, and sen tenced te 18 months, which will expire next April ; Jacob, five years for burglary, which will expire next year ; Abraham, who escaped and was recaptured, and is serving the balance of his term of four years for burglary his time expiring next June and 3Iartin and Jehn, who are new fr c, having served nine months each for robbing a mill. They were day laborers. Their father is dead, but their mother is living, and some of them have families. They are middle sized men, none of them apparently ever forty years of age, with intelligent faces and the lithe, active move ments of the Welsh mountaineers, who have the spring and alertness of the pan ther in his native wilds. Isaac Buzzard came te the barred deer of his cell as the outer dejr was swung open, 'and was introduced te the Eaale re porter. Xe beetle-brewed, fierce-looking brigand met the reporter's glance, but a young, geed-looking man of 25 years, ac tive and graceful, with frank, fearless eyes, a geed-natured smile and ready and witty speech. He is a cigar maker, and lias jjlse learned the trade of carpet weaving in the prison. When questioned he said he get out with " some of the boys" and took a horse and wagon te get a ride. Be ad mitted that he had been wild, but said he intended te lead a new life and work at one of his two trades. He had only five weeks te serve, and his face lighted up with joy at the reporter's statement that work was plenty. He said he hoped te visit Read ing, where he had some relatives. His white teeth showed as he laughed and chatted ; and keeper Smith stated that "the Buzzard brothers" were amongst the very best behaved prisoners in the jail. He said the live weeks he had yet te re main would drag very slowly, but they would end at last, and he responded pleas antly te the reporter's " geed-bye " as the deer swung shut and he was left in his stone coffin, with its plain bed, its well worn loom with its partially-completed web of carpet, and the strips of yarn hanging from the walls. Abraham Buzzard, who has still four months te serve of a two years sentence, was just entering the deer of his cell, at some distance from that of his brother, when he was introduced. He is an elder and rather heavier man than Isaac, and wears a heavy black mustache. His face is grave, but kindly, and Keeper Smith stated that Abraham Buzzard was a changed man since his return te the jail. His conduct has been se uniformly geed that he is allowed te work in the cook house in the basement, and he greatly en joys this relief from the tcdiens monotony of his cell. He spoke courteously, and heartily returned his visitor's grasp of the hand as lie attested te the truth of 3Ir. Smith's remark that he was a changed man. He said he intended te go te work and remain out of prison the rest of his life. When asked if he had a family, he seemed somewhat affected and replied that he had a wife and four children and after a few encouraging words, te which he answered that four months was long, very long, but he would try te bear it, he entered his cell, the deer of which was left open ; and in a few moments he was seen carrying scuttlcsful of coal along the1 corridor. Keener Smith said Abraham was truly a reformed man. Once he was desperate, profane and dangerous, totally unfit te be trusted. Bis family oc casionally visit him, and sonic months after his escape and recapture his wife entered the prison and came te the hole in his grated deer with his two infant children twins whom he had never before seen. As she held the little innocents up before him, one in each arm, the strong man weakened and broke down, and that night Abra ham Buzzard, the desperado se long known and feared by all who knew him, knelt in prayer and wept bitterly beside his little brown blanketed bed in his prison cell, aud from that night he was a changed man. The joy of his faithful wife may be imagined, and the astonishment of his keepers was as great as was their satisfac tion when they found that his repentance was sincere. 3Ienths have passed since then, and Abraham Buzzard is no longer feared, but is trusted and kindly treated by all in authority ever him. Truly, "a little child shall lead them !" Mere in my next. Disastrous Fires. The residence of Mr. J. Hartshernc Hyde, the handsomest villa in Egypt, X. J., was destroyed by fire en Wednesday. Less $20,000. Lesses by the Pearl street fire, Xew Yerk, were reported yesterday as fellows : Augustus Caplcns, picture frames, damage te stock, $20,000 ; Sigmund Cehen $3,000 ; X. Cen, picture frames, $2,000 and te the building $3,500. All covered by insur ance. While one of the employees of the Madi Madi eon Square theatre, Xew Yerk, was light ing the gas jects at the front of the stage before the theatre was thrown open te the public last evening, he set lire te the iwu cuiuuns. uuu nicy were completely destroyed. The less will be about $3,000. The performance was carried en without curtains. Great excitement was caused en Eliza beth street, Xcw Yerk yesterday, by a fire, which destroyed the foundry building at Xes. 87 and 89 and threatened te extend te the surrounding tenements. A hun dred or mere human beings in the tene ments were rescued and there were no fatalities. The building was the property of Willian A. Beit. and was leased by Jehnsen Brethers. The less en the build ing is $G,000, which is fully covered by insurance, and Jehnsen Brethers's less en machinery is put ' at $15,000, which is party insured. The ether losses te the occupants of the building aggregate $83 000. Hanging Her Infant ISrether. Bridget 3IcGee. the eight-year-old daughter of a coal miner in Bear Gap, near PettsviIle,-Pa., enticed her infant brother into an outbuilding last 3Ienday, and. under the pretence that she was about te give him a swing, fastened around his neck a noose depending from a rude gal lows that she had constructed there, and pulled him up several inches from the fleer. She copied the noeso and manner of its arrangement from descriptions of similar apparatus that she had read. The little child's screams brought his mother te his rescue. When he was trken down his face was black and his eyes and tongue protruded. It was several days before his recovery was !ssured Bridget 3IcGee threatened her father when he attempted te chastise her. "Yeu old feel," she said, "I will kill you if you touch me." She quitted her home and remained away two days. In the village school she was at the head of her class, among chil dren much elder than herself. A passion for sensational story reading is said te have brought about the attempt en her brother's life. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL. Xear Woedmansville, X. J., Myren Cummings was driving past a place where some weed choppers were at work a huge tree fell, killing Mr. Cummings and one of his horses. W. D. Harshall and Jehn O'Brien have been killed en the Red Water by Black Cat Fish's band of Indians. 3Iergan aud O'Brien's ranch, fifty miles west of Bu ford, is said te be threatened by the tame Indians. Michael Kceler, aged 8 years, saw some thing en the ice in the canal at West Trey, and attempted te obtain it. Be broke through the ice, and his brother James, 10 years old, attempted te rescue him. Beth were drowned. The trunk line peel managers decided te reduce the rate en grain and flour east bound from Chicago live cents per hun dred pounds, beginning with March 1, and te make a similar reduction en ether ar ticles beginning March 8. Parncll and Dillen arrived at St. Paul, Minn., from Winona last evening. They made brief steps te held meetings at Win ona, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings and ether places. Crowds met them every where and several hundred dollars were subscribed. InPctcrsbur Antheny 1 Will., t UUII" 111(111 UillllfJK I liif i "imi in.tii iKiinil Fowler was caught in the machinery in McKec's furniture factory and hurled around the shaft with terrible velocity. Beth of his feet and one of his hands were tern oil' and every bone in his body was broken. In Walde, Ohie, Enech Yeung get into a light with two boys in a saloon, and re ceived rough handling. He left, saying he would fix tlicm, and returned with a large knife. With this he stabbed Israel Bcnsley. who had taken no part in the affray, twice, once in the face and once in the region of the heart, causing instant death. Yeung is new in jail. STATE ITEMS. In Piltsteu Patrick Callahan stabbed Themas Smith in the neck with a penknife. Callahan gave himself up te the authori ties. Jehn C. Suhr, living in Armstrong town ship, Lycoming county, committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope te a joist in the house. He was sixty-eight years of age, a native ef Germany, and lived in a secluded place, with his sister,nephew and niece, all of whom were very peer. In Philadelphia, yesterday, Ida Schmidt, a domestic at the house of Dr. Rosenbcr Resenbcr berger, Seventeenth street, above Colum bia avenue, was fatally poisoned by the escape of coal gas from the heater in the cellar. Dr. Rescnbcrgcr had a narrow escape from death in the same way and is very much prostrated. In Easten yesterday warrants were issued at the instance of James K. Daws, post master, for the arrest of J. Whit. Weed, proprietor, and Dan'lU. Weed, editor, of the Free 1'rc, charging them with pub lishing editorially an article intended te disgrace him (Daws). Dan'l B. Weed was arrested and admitted te bail, but J. Whit. Weed being out of town, has net yet been arrested. In Carlisle while Mr. Trickett, editor of the Herald, was standing in front of the court house he was approached by J. W. Sheerer, esq., attorney for Mrs. Zell, in the Kielil murder case, and Shearer struck the editor of the Herald in the face two or three times with his fist. The affair created considerable excitemest. The assault en Trickett, it is alleged, was made because of an article published in the Herald intimating, or stating, that if Mrs. Zell had employed abler counsel, her case might have terminated differently, or words te that effect. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. PURIM. The Hebrew Rail I.ast Night. As stated in our issue of last evening, yesterday was observed among Hebrews the world ever as the feast of Purim, com memorative of the deliverance of Israel from the destruction decreed against that people by Ahasuerus, king of Persia. A feature of the festal celebration of the day by the Hebrews of this city was the Purim ball, given by the Ladies' Hebrew benev olent society at Roberts's hall, Xerth Prince street, last night, and at which the ladies and gentlemen of that faith were present in large numbers. The promenade was had at 9 o'clock, and dancing was kept up continuously until the wee sma' hours, save for the midnight intermission during which all present partook of an elegant supper served in a room adjoining the dancing hall, and gotten up with the ad mirable taste and skill that have given te Mr. .1. C. Spcath his extended reputation and popularity as a successful ca terer. The pregramme comprised many of the most popular of the plain and fancy dances and was successfully carried out by Mr. Al. Rescnstcin, master of cere monies with his efficient assistants, Messrs. S. B. Hirsh, S. Blumauer, 31. Salomen, II. Hirsh, 31. Strauss and C. S. Hirsh, as fleer managers. The committee of ar rangements was composed of 3Irs. P. Ber nard, 3Irs. J. Stein, 3Irs. A. Rescnstcin, 3Irs. 31. Gershcl, and 3Irs. J. Osthcim ; and the managers were 3Iessrs. P. Bernard, J. Stein and A. Adler. The music was furnished by Tayler's orchestra, which is itself a recommendation of its quality, and in all respects the first annual Purim ball may be recorded as a highly successful event. Police Cases. Last evening Officers Lentz and Dcieh ler made a raid en the bark mill and cap tured two disorderly tramps. They were locked up during the night, and this morn ing taken before his honor, the mayor, who committed them for fifteen days each. Jehn Rabbitt and William Wilsen, well dressed and rather i espcctablc looking com. cem. trymen, came te town and get en a " big bust." They were arrested and taken be fore Alderman Barr, who committed thcin for 10 days each. Extensive Sale of Live Stock. Samuel Hess & Sen, auctioneers, sold at public sale yesterday, for Jehn W. 3Ientzcr, at his yards, the following stock, te wit : 11 horses, 22 bulls, 10 cows, 18 steers and 40 shoats, for $2,543.92. Linnean Society. At the meeting te-morrow (2 o'clock) a rare collection of East Indian curiosities will be exhibited. STUDY OP THE STABS. ' The Heavens Declare the Glory of Ged, and the Firmament Sheweth His Hand i- work." Dr. Warren's Lecture en As- tronetny. A large audience, representing in great measure the best culture of the city, assembled at Fulton opera house last evening te listen te the lecture en " Recre ations in Astronomy " by Rev. II. W. Warren, D. D., of Philadelphia, who oc cupies a leading position as a practical inquirer into and an eloquent and effective lecturer upon the subject te which a large portion of his best years has been de voted. The front part of the parquet was occupied by the pupils of the high schools, comprising a chorus of mere than one hun dred and fifty voices, under the efficient direction of Prof. Carl 3Iatz, their musical instructor. At about a quarter before S o'clock, and prier te the appearance upon the stage of the distinguished lecturer, a number of songs and hymns were sung, among them, "Guide 31c, Oh, Theu Great Jehovah," "Oft in the Stilly Xight," "Forever and Forever," "Twi light is Stealing," and a number of ethers. All were rendered with rare sweetness and power, and each was received with a round of hand-clapping ; and the audience, impatient as they were for the lecture te begin, would fain have had the delightful prelude prolonged. When Dr. Warren made his appearance he turned a very graceful compliment te the singing of the pupils, and whilst expressing his indebted ness te them for contributing se material ly te the evening's entertainment, con fessed te a feeling of diffidence in attempt ing te gain his hearers' attention just after their cars had been greeted with such "sweetness long drawn out. " After the applause had subsided which greeted the doctor's opening remarks he introduced his subject proper by a lucid description of the immensity of creation, endeavoring te convey as near as possible te the reach of his hearers' conception some idea of what seems the infinite distance and size of the bodies that constitute the great systems of the universe. The velocity of the planets that revolve in their orbits about the great centre of our solar system, the rapidity of the transmission of light, which is beyond the grasp of the most comprehensive understand ing this and much equally instructive and entertaining information was presented with such clearness and force, and withal in such well-chosen language and eloquence of diction, that the assemblage appeared te hang upon the speaker's words as if they would gratify their, awakened appetites for knowledge of the marvelous subjects he treated. And at sonic particularly impres sive statement in which figures that, while they might be written down, were utterly beyond the comprehension of the finite mind, were employed te convey an idea that was enough te cause the brain te reel in the effort te grasp it, a visible hush would fall upon the audience for a moment and then they would break into a helpless burst of applause, as though they must in some way express the feeling that over powered their senses After dwelling upon this phase of his subject at some length there was a pause in the lecture, and at the request of Dr. Warren, the high schools sang "3Iy Country, tis of thee,' the audience, by re quest, joining in, the words of the song being thrown upon a canvas erected en the rear of the stage, by means of the oxy hydrogen light in charge of Professer Wm. Leng, of Philadelphia. The effect was striking, and it is te be doubted whether the walls of Fulton opera house have ever answered te mere inspiring strains than that-of the five hundred or mere veiceslustily pouring out the martial melody of the grand national anthem. Frem this point until the close, the lec ture was confined te the exhibition of views, which Dr. Warren explained in the same lucid manner that distinguished the former portion of his lecture. With char acteristic modesty the doctor emitted a number which had been presented and explained by 3Ir. Procter seme time since. The first of the views were photographic representations of some of the instruments used in astronomical in vestigation, among them the old fashioned telescope, the great and latest improved in strument at Cambridge, the Ress telescope and a number of ethers, the lecturer point ing out the exactness required in all the adjustments of this wonderful instrument. The spectroscope was also exhibited and its uses and mode of operation explained. Frem this the lecturer passed te the exhi bition of views of the various bodies that constitute the solar system, their relation te each ether and te their great centre. Dr. Warren's views of the moon were of especial interest, and seemed te bring that satellite of the earth se near te the spectator that he seemed te be merely examining some curious and exceedingly interesting object en our own planet. 3Icrcury, Venus, Earth, 3Iars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Xcp tunc were all thrown upon the canvas, and their points of similarity and differ ence explained. After dwelling at great length en this portion of his lecture dur ing which time the interest of the audience never diminished, but appeared rather te grew, the doctor led his hearers far beyond the narrow confines of our own system, and permitted them te glance for a brief period at the innumerable ether sys tems of the grand schems of the universe. The views were well calculated te inspire the beholder with feelings of awe, and te convey an idea of the majesty of the heavens telling the glory of Ged. The view of the hunter Orien slaying the bull was one of peculiar power and interest, and the "Great Dipper" looked like an old friend. Dr. Warren's statement that the latter constellation was changing its shape seemed te create a feeling of sorrow among his hearers with whom its familiar outline was manifestly a favorite ; but his subsequent statement that it would be 3C,000 years before the constellation took en its new shape of a gigantic "S," ap peared te restore the audience te its previous equanimity. The final view of the series was by long odds the most interesting presented during the evening. It conveyed by an ingenious mechanical device, Dr. Warren's own in vention, we believe, an accurate idea of the varied motions of the different members of our system about their great source of light and heat the Sun. All the planets and their satellites being seen in their proper mo tion at the same time and at their relative speed, the spectator was enabled te gather a comprehensive idea of the com plex working of the solar system, and was given plenty of time and op portunity for a thorough examination of the view which closed the lecture. An ap propriate hymn was thrown upon the can vas, the entire assemblage joining in its rendition, and the audience dispersed. In all respects the lecture was one of the most entertaining ever delivered in Fulton hall, and our people are indebted te Prof. J. P. 3IcCaskey, of the Star club, for his successful endeavors te furnish them with instructive and interesting in formation en this most inspiringef sciences in which se great popular interest has been lately awakened. Dr. Warren is net only thoroughly acquainted with the subject he se exhaustively treated, but is a line orator and states his facts with such jlearncss and force that the least imaginative mind can not but be impressed with their awe-inspiring nature. His remarks were moreover, pervaded by a deep religious tone, which made them all the mere effective in con veying te the hearer an idea of the infinite power and majesty of the Creater and Ruler of the universe, who laid the foun dation thereof and the measures upon it, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of Ged shouted for joy. COURT OF OUARTER SESSIONS. January Adjourned Term. Thursday Afternoon. Cem'th vs. James Fitc. assault and battery. The defendant lives en the farm of Themas J. Bailey, in Sadsbury township, which he farms en the thirds, 3Ir. Bailey owning the greater por tion of the stock. On the 2lst of last De cember Bailey, as he alleged, went te the barn occupied by Fite ; he walked into the entry and was about throwing a bundle of cornfedder into the cattle, when defendant seized him rudely and struck him several times ; Bailey then drew an old pistol, which frightened the defendant, off", he threatening te sheet if he was hit again. The defense was that Bailey was in the habit of coming te the place te feed the cattle. On this occasion he was found in the stable by the defendant ; he was en gaged feeding the cattle, which had been fed shortly before by File, who ordered him te leave ; he refused te go, but wanted te feed the cattle ; the defendant then went te put him away when the prosecu tor drew a pistol and threatened te sheet ; he then went away and brought, suit against the defendant. The lease between Bailey anil Fitc was produced and read. The jury rendered a verdict of net guilty, with costs te be equally divided between the defendant and prosecutor. The next case attached was that of cem'th vs. Themas J. Bailey, who was charged with assault by James Fite. The evidence was the same as in the ether case, and the jury rendered a verdict of net guilty, with costs te be equally divided between the defendant and prosecutor. In the case of Oliver Markley, who was charged by Edward Mehn with assault aud battery, the jury rendered a verdict of net guilty, with costs te be divided equally between the defendant and prosecutor. In the case of cem'th vs. Frank Kritz bergcr, charged with stealing some goods from Al. Rescnslein of this city, a verdict of net guilty was taken for want of evi dence. Friday Morning. Cem'th vs. Jehn T. Warden, of Fulton township, fornication and bastardy. Laura Given, residing at Wakefield, testified that the defendant is the father of the child, which was begot ten en April 10, 1879, in the barn of Geerge W. Zeek, and horn en December 30. The defendant, in his own behalf, testi fied that he was net the father of the child ; he heard the presecutrix swear at the squire's office that she had had im proper relations with another man. He did net remember when she said that oc curred. The mother of the defendant tes tified that she caught the presecutrix with a man named Grefi during the summer before last. In rebuttal 3Ir. Grell' was called and he denied the truth of 3Irs. Warden's state ment. " 3Irs Geerge AY. Zeek testified that when she accused the defendant of this crime he did net deny it. The jury ren dered a verdict of guilty. Sentenced as usual. The above was the last case for trial In jury and the jurors were discharged with the thanks of the court. The surety of the peace and the deser tion cases will be taken up te-morrow. SUDDEN HEATH. Thompson Wivel Found Dead in lied. Thompson Wivel, a laboring man, aged 35, died very suddenly at his home in Lit tle Britain township yesterday morning. He retired in his usual health en Wednes day evening, telling his wife that he de sired te be wakened at 5 o'clock in the morning. He awoke about 3 o'clock, when, finding it was se early, he went back te bed again, telling 3Irs. Wivel te waken him at 5 o'clock. At the latter hour his wife awoke and found that her husband was dead. Deputy Corener Wakeman Wesley summoned a jury com posed of James Weed, Samuel Cenrad, Charles Fell, Heward Bradley, William King and Samuel Wright, sr. Dr. I. A. Peeples made an examination of the body and the jury rendered a verdict of death from valvular disease of the heart. The deceased leaves a wife and three children in indigent circumstances. New Turbine Wheel. William 3Icrccr, of Lancaster city, has received letters patent bearing date Jan uary Cth, 18S0, for new and useful im im prevements in turbine water wheels. This is the only center discharge wheel ever patented. The buckets are se arranged that they discharge the water at the step or tee of the wheel, thereby taking the weight of the discharge water oil' the outer surface of the buckets, making it the fast est running wheel in the market. Speed is power. The construction of the wheel is very simple. There is nothing about it te get out of order ; it is se arranged that the gate cannot be choked with sand, nor will any rubbish hang in the wheel. Tlflrf Suit Withdrawn. On second thought Corener 31ishler con cludes that Jehn W. Hensler was right in declaring that he had no right te held an inquest en his deceased mother ; and se the coroner has gene te Ardcrman Wiley's office and withdrawn the suit and paid the costs in the case he had brought against 3Ir. Ilcnsel for obstructing an offi cer in the discharge of his duties. Surety of the Peace. On complaint of Elizabeth Richardson ( colored ) Alexander Andersen ( also col ored) was committed te jail for a hearing before Alderman 3IcConemy te answer for surety of the peace. The accused is a son of the Andersen who was hung thirty years age for being engaged in the murder of the Garber women. AN ANTI-GRANT BOOM. SOJIK EXTRNSIVF. ROOTING HOG RING. II Y THK A 3Ievement te JUah the .Machine Lecal lieuublicaii Leaders Aiiiiimr te Unde the Hnrrisbitrgr Werk Who I te Ent Crew? Within the present week, at Washings ten. Senater J. Donald Cameren warningly said te a number of visiting newspaper ed itors of this state, whom he encountered en Pennsylvania avenue, and all of whom had, in the journals they control, vigor ously opposed the third-term conspiracy : "Yeu have been preparing a nice feast of crew for yourselves. After the 3d of June you shall eat it :" There was in this speech the fine imperial-insolence of a man who either wields unlimited authority or who believes he does. It is yet te be seen who is te " eat crew ;' and news has just reached the Cameren folks in this city of a very general movement set en feet throughout Lancaster county te force the feast of crew down the threats of the Cam Cam eeon clan, here at least. Fer a few weeks the JVew Era has been busy endeavoring te show that the recent aetien of the Republican county committee, in selecting the delegates te the state con ventien and thereby controlling the choice of national delegates, is a violation of the precedents and entitled te no respect. Last evening it had another article en the same subject, declaring Eshleman's com mittee " usurpers. '' and concluding with this threat : But the Republicans of Lancaster coun ty are aroused te an intensity of feeling greater than was manifested in any of the "precedents" we have quoted against the usurpation of which he lias been made the obedient instrument, and before the June roses bloom he and these who still cling te his waning fortunes will be buried se deep beneath popular indignation as te he for ever beyond political resurrection. These editorials have been only plough pleugh ing and harrowing the ground for the seed time, which has new come, and during the past three days the anti-Cameren wing f the party in this county, composed largely of the se-called "Heg Ring," have been busy working at a project which has for its purpose an election of two delegates te Chicago by popular vote, and their in struction against Grant and for Blaine. It is proposed by getting up a monster pretest, signed by ten thousand Republi can voters, and possibly by a mass mrct ing, te arouse such a storm that the Bull Ring will either be driven from their posi tion, or that the anti-Cameren delegates will go te Chicago with a backing that will command their admission te tint na tional convention instead of Kauff'man and Seltzer. In the furtherance of this purpose the anti-Cameren politicians in rrery xchei I dixtrict of Lanraxter County have been instructed te secure signers te a pretest of which copies have been provided them and which reads as fellows : Te the Members of the llemiblican County Committee of Lancaxter County. Pa. The undersigned, Republicans of Lan caster county, hereby record their pretest against the action of a majority ei your body in selecting delegates te the late state convention, that privilege being clearly one of the reserved rights of the people, acting in their primary capacity, guaranteed both by the letter aad .spirit of the rules of our party, as conclusively settled by the contest and precedents of 1808 and 1872. We pretest against the arbitrary action of the late Republican state convention, in selecting delegates te represent this con gressional district in the national conven tion te be held at Chicago, en the 2d of June next. Under our rules as interpreted by the precedents of 1808 and 1872, and the decision of the national convention of 1870 against the "Unit" rule, and the terms of the call itself recognizing only representation by districts we claim and shall insist upon our right te elect dele gates te said convention, and te express our preferences for the candidates for whom they shall vote. As it is understood that the chairman docs net intend te call your committee, to gether in time te arrange for the usual primary meetings, until tee late te cheese delegates, we hereby instruct you, or as many of you as are willing te lairly repre sent a majority of your constituents, te is sue the call for the annual primary meet ings, te be held under the rules, en Satur day, the 22d of 3Iay. 1880, for the purpose of electing delegates te the national con vention and nominating candidates for the several legislative and county offices te be voted for at the general election in Novem ber. Accompanying nearly a thousand of these blanks, sent out te "workers," was a letter of instructions urging : "The im portance of organizing your township or district, by getting a committee of at least one reliable parson te make a thor ough canvass of each school district, call ing upon every Republican teter and, if possible, obtain his signature, aud, when ever practicable, have him nrite hi name legibly in ink." The canvass is te be com pleted in a week or ten days when " it is probable that arrangements will be made for a county mass meeting in this city, te give further expression te the views of Republican voters ; and it is submitted as a matter for the judgment of our friends in the country whether district meetings, when practicable, might net be advisa ble." Our informant reports that in his dis trict, one of the most populous aud most largely Republican in the county, the anti anti Cameren politicians are hard at work and meet .with great success. They expect te get in all 10,000 signers, a clear majority of the Republican vote, including nearly two thirds of the Republican county commit tee ; and they declare that if the county committee is net duly called together, or in case it fails te provide for the election of national delegates at the usual time for the primaries, they will go en, issue a call, held the primary and elect delegates te Chicago. They say that "Eshleman's gang have new only one alternative : either te back down and provide for a pop ular election of delegates or submit te igno minious defeat at the primaries. " They say " if Eshlcman and his committee order a new election of delegates they surrender without a shot and will get no quarter; if they stand by the work at Harrisburg they will be cut te pieces by the onset of the people ; and in either case Den Cameren's cause will go down in Lancaster county. ' The Bull Rtns'it Deilance. Three or four prominent Cameren Re publican politicians were interviewed this morning en the attitude of the Heg Ring in undertaking te supplant Kauff'man and Seltzer. These representative men of their faction agree substantially en this state ment of their position The action of the county committee was regular aud compe tent ; se was that of the state convention ;