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LANCAS'JSk Alt iMElXiGEtitfEfc, SAWRDaY, tfEBRUAllY 28, 1880;
Lancaster intelligencer.
The Pennsylvania Bepert.
The report of the operations of the
Pennsylvania railroad during the past
yearisofthe very favorable character
generally anticipated. The read has
been doing a very large business and
earning a great deal of money. It always
has done se, and its business will steadily
increase with the prosperity of the favor
ed region through which it runs. There
has been but one difficulty with
the read and it is the only
thing which can cause prudent men
te decline investing in its stock at the
present price, or even a much higher one.
The property honestly and prudently
managed is easily worth far mere than
its market price ; but the owners of the
stock, remembering their late experience,
must always have a lively apprehension
that the revenue of the read will be
steadily skimmed by its officers of its
cream as seen as it is rich enough te
bear any. Just new there is comparatively
little complaint against the management
en this score. The read is undergoing a
process of recuperation from the severe
bleeding of past years. But its manage
ment has net the repute of severe honesty
clinging te it, and its stock does net
mount up into the figures which would
be justified by the showing of its report
and the undeniable prosperity of the read.
If Readimr stock is worth 34, with
no prospect of a dividend, Penn
sylvania, which is certainly earn
ing a very handsome one, should be
worth mere than 53; and no doubt would
be if there was as much confidence felt
of its income being honestly accounted
for as is entertained of the honest appro
priation of the Reading's receipts.
The Pennsylvania read carried ten mil
lions mere tens of freight and one million
mere passengers last year than in 1878.
Its increase of gross earnings was nearly
five millions and of net earnings nearly
three millions. Of course the fact that
these figures appear in the report is net
conclusive evidence of increased pros
perity, since there is nothing se false and
delusive as the arithmetic of a railroad
report ; but there is nothing te excite
distrust of this statement of increased
carnings,and the increased business done
is a matter of common notoriety.
The managers give a very conclusive
evidence of their habitual lack of frank
ness in their ieperts when they admit
that they have marked down the value
of the securities held by the read te the
amount of mere than a million and a
half of dollars, se as te bring them te
their true market value. Obviously
if these securities are new worth
se much less than the price put
upon them in the report of 1879,they were
then estimated at much mere than aniil aniil
lien and a half above their marked value,
as everybody knows that there is scarce
ly a marketable thing in the land that
has net increased in value during the
year. This exemplification of the relia
bility of the statements of their direct
ors' reports will net tend te induce
the stockholders te place implicit
reliance upon everything they are
told in the report of 1880. But
independently of that they knew they
have a magnificent property of wonder
ful earning capacity which needs but
decent, wise and honest management te
furnish rich dividends. They can put
their confidence in this knowledge with
mere reason than in the annual figures
they get, and upon the strength of it be
satisfied with their investment.
That Coen Cemes Down.
If District Attorney Eshlemau, chair
man of the Republican county commit
tee, had any idea of postponing the call
of that committee and the making of ar
rangements for a primary election until
after the Chicago convention se that
no national delegates could be chosen or
instructde at such primary he seems
te have been pretty effectually moved
from his purpose. The demonstration of
the anti-Grant, anti-Cameren, anti-Bull
Ring people has impelled him te issue a
call for a meeting of the county commit
tee en Tuesday, March 16, "te designate
a time for holding the primary meetings,
and for such ether business as may be
brought before the committee." At that
meeting the struggle must come as
te whether or net in the call
for these primaries national dele
gates shall be included. The logical
position of a majority of the committee
is that these delegates have already been
selected by state delegates, duly chosen
by the county committee itself, rec
ognized by the state convention, which
furnishes them with proper credentials te
Chicago and that no ethers, hereafter
elected, will have any recognition there.
But county committees have been made
te eat crew before this, and the Bull
Ringers have several times shown the
white feather when hardly pressed.
They may de se again, but if they de they
go down forever here. They are backed
in their present position by Den Cam Cam
eeon's assurance that Kauffman and
Seltzer will get into the Chicago conven
tion and that anybody else who comes
there from Lancaster county will be only
a " curbstone delegate." But Kauffman
has given it out that " you have te vote
for Grant and you may as well under
stand it new ;" and the Lancaster county
Republicans may want te send a man
instructed by his constituents. We shall
We hope nobody will suggest the
" unit " rule for the Pennsylvania Dem
ocratic delegation te Cincinnati. The
Republicans may wear the Cameren col cel
lar, but it will chafe the Democratic
neck. Such a preposition was fraudu
lently foisted upon the convention four
years age. in its midnight hours, when
two-thirds of the delegates had left the
hall. We want none of it this year, no
matter whom it helps nor hurts. Every
district ought te have a right te send its
best men te represent their own constit
uents in the best manner. Ne tying up
the minority, te vote against their own
judgment and the wishes of their con
stituents, at the dictation of the major
ity ! Free speech and free suffrage are
rights of which the Democracy will net
let themselves be deprived in any indi-j
yidual or factional interest.
TftE last national Democratic conven
tion passed a resolution looking te an ex
pression of opinion, by the several state
delegations te the convention of this
year, in regard te the propriety of main
taining the two-third rule, and the na
tional committee, in calling the conven
tion, has requested the state conventions
te express an opinion en this point. Here
tofore it has taken two-thirds of the na
tional convention te nominate the candi
date, and it lias happened that men who
were the choice of the majority failed
because of the effective opposition of a
powerful minority. It is argued against
the two-third rule that " its effect is te
strike down the prominent men of the
party and te advance these who are in
ferior, and who may be comparatively
unknown." But en the ether hand
such nominations are generally the
strongest, the unexpected nomi
nees usually are elected; and it
is sometimes the fatal weakness of
a candidate that though he secures a bare
majority, the opposition of the minority
is se well founded as te greatly weaken
him before the people. The New Orleans
Picayune suggests that it " may betaken
for granted that any candidate getting a
majority in the next convention will also
get the required two-thirds, unless he
should be one whose candidacy, like that
of Mr. Van Buren in 1844, would repel a
large proportion of Democratic voters,
and thus deem the party te defeat."
Where such objections exist it may be
just as well that the minority, net having
the power te cheese their own candidate,
can at least prevent the selection of a
very obnoxious rival. It is analogous te
the veto power of the executive, which
has proved a highly salutary one.
The pent up sewer gas of Third street,
Philadelphia, exploded yesterday, blew
off a half dozen traps set te restrain it,
tore up the street, bespattered the build
ings with mud, shattered glass, and it
seems te have been providential that
mere serious results did net ensue. This
is only another direction in which these
confined gases must expand themselves
from that which we pointed out when
we objected te the erection of sewer traps
in this city. It stands te reason that if
the gas cannot discharge itself through
the sewer openings, it must either find
its baleful way into buildings through
defective plumbing or explode the sew
ers. " Something must give. " If the
gas gets up into the buildings the people
will be poisoned ; if it explodes they are
likely te be hit with Hying bricks and
stones and iron. We de net see that
these who are indisposed te face this
alternative should be put in danger simply
for the profit of the contractor or the
pleasure of an officious water superin
tendent, who does net seem te have
enough confidence in his stupid devices
te vindicate them against the indignant
persons who smashed them with an axe.
We venture a prediction : The Re
publican county committee will agree te
have national delegates elected at the
primaries ; anti-Grant delegates will be
chosen ; the Republican masses here
will pronounce for Blaine ; their delej
gates will net be admitted te the con
vention. Thus everybody will have a
taste of the feast of crew.
J. Hay Brown has been down te
Washington this week. That may settle it.
Dr. H. II. Toland, one of the most
prominent physicians in California, died of
apoplexy yesterday.
Jeffersen Davis expects te raise about
one thousand bales of cotton this season en
his plantation in Mississippi.
The Princess Louise has written a play
a version of "Enech Arden" which
will seen be put en the Canadian stage.
Charles IIefer, aged 40, who resides
in Newtown, this county, is a grandson of
old Andreas Hefer, the Tyrelesc patriot
and defender.
Camtanini sang a number of selections
in the White Heuse last nirht, and Mr.
Hayes afterward presented him with a
letter of thanks. The great tenor's usual
terms are about $300 a night.
Mrs. L. Bradford Prince, wife of
Chief Justice Prince, of New Mexico, died
en Thursday of pneumonia, at Santa Fe,
New Mexico. She was formerly Miss
Childs, the daughter of Dr. Childs, of
New Yerk.
The New Yerk Herald counts the rccon rccen rccon
ciliatieribctween the Butler and Abbett
wings of the Massachusetts Democracy as
beinff due te leap year. The "Widew''
Butler proposed and the gallant old-line
Democrats were bound te accept.
Edwin Beeth has a head that is said te
be a combination of Pee's, Shakspeare's
and Byren's. He is going into
society new mere than ever, for the
sake of his daughter, who is just "coming
Rev. James McCesn, D.D., LL. D.,
the distinguished president of Princeton
college, will deliver the fourth lecture in
the course of the Yeung People's associa
tion in the Presbyterian church of Mari
etta, next Thursday evening. The subject
of the lecture will be "The Laws of
Association and their Influences upon
Training the Mind."
" Maud Branscombe,' the rather tame
actress but successful subject of the photo
grapher's skill, is a Devenshire lady and
the wife of a popular young actor named
Everad Stuart, who is at present the mana
ger of Clay's "Princess Tote" opera
company. She is much mortified at the
notoriety she has gained from some un
scrupulous photographers and bitterly
denies all stories that she and her husband
de net get along well together. Her mar
ried life is entirely happy and she makes
"a charming and domestic housewife."
Gen. Jehn A. Legan thinks Grant is
getting stronger with the people ; he has
hopes that he can carry Massachusetts in
the national convention and possibly at the
polls. "Jack " says the state which made
such an unfortunate exhibition at Cincin
nati, four years age, through its delega
tien, by suppertinar Bristow, would this
year send a delegation which would com
mand the highest support for its eminent
ability. The four delegates at large have
already been decided en by the party man
agers, and their selection will be acquiesced
in by the Republicans. They are : Ex
Governors Rice, Boutwell, Bulleck and
Claflin all pronounced Grant men.
Four Chinese converts were admitted
as members of the Second Presbyterian
church of Indianapolis, two weeks age.
Rev. D. S. Thessleb, D. D., a graduate
of Pennsylvania college, formerly a lawyer
of Cumberland and Perry counties, after
wards a Lutheran preacher and president
of the college at Carthage, 111., has just
died, "with his harness en."
Gen. A. J. Pleasanton has net aban
doned his blue glass theories if the public
have. " He has discovered new tliat boys
can become grandfathers when twenty-one
years old, and children can nurse their own
' babes instead of dells."
Ciirist church en Kent island, Queen
Anne's county, Md., is te be tern down te
give place te a mere noble and modern
structure. The present edifice was built
about the year 1050, of brick brought
from England, and is believed te have
been the eldest church edifice in Mary
land. A Methodist revival, conducted by the
" Bey Preacher" Harrison, in the Whar Whar
eon street church, Philadelphia, has been
in progress twenty-three weeks, and beasts
of the conversion of ever a thousand souls.
The preacher wants five hundred mere be
fore he closes the meetings. The people
who attend are experiencing a veritable
Pentecostal shower.
The project te unite Palatinate and
Ursinus colleges failed. The latter would
net assent te the former's prepositions that
Ursinus should reduce its full curriculum
of studies te that of a half course colle
giate school ; that it should abolish its
theological department ; that the united
schools should be located in Myers
town. The Ursinus people thought this
" never said turkey once " te them.
The English arc at Herat;
The Russians are in Merv ;
They leek extremely queer ut
The English who are in Herat ;
Which place they take their beer at.
Te show their Jiritish nerve,
The English are in Herat;
The Russians are in Merv.
The English arc in Herat;
The Russians are in Merv :
Danger they show no fear atr atr
These English chaps in Her.it,
Oh, le net drop a tear at
What w would just observe
The English are in Herat;
The Russians arc in Merv.
The first statistical tables of the United
Presbyterian church in this country were
published in 1839. A contrast of the
tables of that year and of 1879 shows an
encouraging growth, as fellows : Minis
ters, 408 C75 : congregations, 634798 ;
mission stations, 44: 63; communicants,
55,54780,092; Sabbath schools, officers
and teachers, 3,2337,647 ; scholars, 17,
97665,467. Contributions Fer foreign
missions, $8,574 $36,290; home missions,
$8,682 $27,805; church extension, $2,
301 $13,746 ; education, $1,300 $16,228.
The average contribution per member for
all purposes in 1860 was $4.31, and in 1879
" It will interest the friends of phonetic
spelling," says the Paris correspondent of
the Londen Times, " te knew that efforts
are beinsr commenced in the direction of
reform by several German publications,
including the Kelnischc Zcitung, which has
dropped, among ether superfluous letters,
the unnecessary 8 in the termination niss,
the h in the words as Theil, Rath, Neth,
Muth and their compounds, the h in the
terminal tlium, the unnecessary a in Waare,
and se en. The above mentioned syllables
new appear in the chief German papers
spelled thus : Teil, Rat, Net, Mat, Turn,
TnE National Baptist says : " On its side
towards man, the gospel of Christ is a lift-
ing-up religion. Its type is found in the
act of Peter, who 'took the lame man by
the hand and lifted him up : and his feet
and ankle bones received strength ; and he
leaped and walked.' It lifts man out of
his physical degradation ; lifts man, as a
race and in the long run, above famine and
misery. It impels the mere favored te send
relief te the suffering, as one of the first
fruits of the new life was the impulse of
the Christians at Antioch te send relief te
the dearth-stricken saints in Jerusalem. It
raises up champions for the oppressed.
When the Indians are wronged, they make
their appeal te the Christian sentiment,
and net in vain."
EnscerAL Register : "Since the termina
tion of our late civil war, murders the
most foul have been committed, and
scarcely a day passes without such a record.
The same story has followed everywhere,
and we cannot but attribute the cause te
what is se natural, the indifference ecca
siened by the carnajrc and destruction of
se many lives en the field. One of the
most prominent of the great generals of
our day has spoken of war as the greatest
calamity that can befall a nation. In view
then of the corruption te morals, of the
great suffering and distress of multitudes in
all lands greater evils arising hence than
from all ether causes is it net the duty of
the Christian te use his influence against
it? Can he stand before Ged and be ac
quitted if he has contributed in any way
toward such an evil, or rather has net used
all his power, the influence and the talent
which Ged and nature has given him te
prevent such a wide-spreading cause of
every species of iniquity?"
Bradford has a " bull ring " te run up
the price of oil in the exchange.
Twe ladies have been graduated from the
Philadelphia dental college this commence
ment. There is but one county in Pennsylvania
that has net heard the shriek of the iron
horse within her border, and that is Ful
ton. Hen. J. W. F. White, one of the Pitts
burgh judges who holds court for Judge
Hall when he is indisposed, has been given
a supper by the Bedford bar.
Edward Douglass, a Fairmount black
smith, and a Jersey City shoulder hitter
named Harris had a $500 prize fight en
Vine street, Philadelphia, early yesterday
morning. The Jersey Blue was overmatch
ed and is dyincfrem bis pounding.
Riincrsburg, Clarien county, is veritably
the home of the "independent voter."
With six councilmen te eleet. the returns
show ballets cast for thirty-nine. Fer the
ether offices sixteen candidates received
only one vote each. The total vote polled
was sixty-four,
Henry Gerdes, pattern maker at the
steel-works, Harrisburg, had the index
and middle finger of his left hand cut off
at the second joint, and the third finger
badly crushed en Wednesday afternoon.
On Thursday evening Martin Diesreth had
his thumb cut off at the Lecbiel iron
The resolution adopted by the late Re
publican state convention at Harrisburg
in favor of Grant for a third term, has
been condensed by the Washington Re
view and Examiner, as fellows : "Resolved,
That the 58 delegates te the national con
vention shall vote as one man, and that
Den Cameren is that one man."
The members of the Lycoming county
bar gave their tenth annual dinner en
Saturday last. Judge Cummin presided,
and the occasion was a most happy one.
Speeches, toasts and stories were the order
of the hour, and the dinner is pronounced
te have been the best ever spread in Wil Wil
liamspert. The bar had net had an annual
dinner, until Saturday, for four years, but
this year they get up one that seems te
have been net only a feast epicureanly
speaking, but intellectually and socially.
Annual Bepert of its Operation.
The statement of the business of all the
lines of the Pennsylvania railroad com
pany east of Pittsburgh and Erie, for Jan
uary, 1880, as compared with the same
month in 1879, shows
An increase in cress earnings of. .$340 127
An increase in expenses of 193 360
An increase in net earnings of $340 707
All lines west of Pittsburgh and Erie
for the month of January, 1880. show a
surplus ever liabilities of $303,303, being a
gain ever the same month in 1879 of $143,
577. The thirty-third annual report of this
corporation has just been completed and
is given te the public in advance of the
annual meeting en the 9th of March.
The financial result of the year ou the
lines east of Pittsburg is a net profit, in
round numbers after deducting all oper
ating losses, paying interest, rentals and
expenses of every kind of $6,500,000. Out
of this sum $600,000 were paid te the trust
fund established in 1878, $243,460 were paid
into the consolidated mortgage sinking
fund, and some $800,000 advance" te vari
ous lines east of Pittsburgh controlled by
the company, leaving a net balance of
$4,896,350.98. The dividends of four and
one-half per cent, paid during the year
amounted te $3,099,139, leaving a credit te
be transferred te preiit and less for the
year of $1,797,191.98. After adding this
te the former balance standing te the cred
it of that account and deducting the
amounts which the beard deemed advisa
ble te charge oft" in the value of securities,
etc., there is a balance te the credit of
profit and less at the end of the vear of
$4,181,073.33 in addition te $700,000 set
apart te the trust fund and the $343,460
paid into the consolidated mortgage sink
ing fund during 1878 and 1879.
The floating debt of the company is but
$440,000, against which there is a large
cash balance in the treasury. The reports
show that valuable improvements were
made upon the lines duiiutr the past year
and that the facilities of the company are
being largely increased both at Philadel
phia and Jersey City.
The lines west of Pittsburgh were able te
meet all liabilities of every kind chargeable
thereto and show a net profit of nearly one
and three-quarter millions.
In regard te free passes, the beard
" would say that great care has been taken
during the past year te confine their issue
te the lowest possible point, and that a
very great reduction has been effected.
They will endeavor te still further limit
this privilege, and te issue no free tickets
except where the same may absolutely
subserve the interests of the company."
James Heward was hung at Onark,
Franklin county, Ark., yesterday for wife
New Yerk Chinamen have organized a
society called "The United Brotherhood
of Masens."
William Pullin fell from the bark Sy
ringa, near Delaware Breakwater, en
Thursday, and was drowned.
Daniel Smithson was arrested at Pitts
burgh, yesterday, for burning down the
Evangelical church at Grecnsburg in June
Paul Cellins, 73 years old, fell down a
flight of stairs yesterday, at Ne. 67 Cherry
street, New Yerk, and was instantly
Twe hundred and eighty ounces of geld
were brought te Hallifax, N. S., this week
from Montague, the result of three weeks
A fire at Stoughten Mass., yesterday
destroyed Atwood's stable, Drake's hotel
and buildings belonging te several ethers.
Less about $39,000 ; insurance $17,500.
It is reported that the Municipal gas
light company.ef New Yerk,has purchased
the business and charter of the Knicker
bocker gas company for the sum of
A young woman, who was known as
Mary, and who was employed as a domes
tic at 1807 Spruce street, Philadelphia, fell
down stairs while carrying some crockery
ware. One of the pieces severed an artery
in her neck, causing almost instant death.
Herbert Burrill and Andrew B. Coombs,
the two men who left Bosten en the 9th of
July, in a small decked beat for Mel
bourne, proceeded no further en their
vej'agc than a small fishing village twenty
miles north of Bahia, when they were com
pelled te land in distress.
The ecclesiastical trial of the Rev.
Charles E. Walker, pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal church at Fall River, Mass.,
chaiged by his wife with improper conduct
and neglecting te support his wife, resulted
in his suspension from the ministry and
from church privileges until the meeting of
the annual conference.
Bosten capitalists have decided te build
a railroad some 230 miles long, which will
run from Guaymas, a seaport en the Gulf
of California, in a nerthwardly direction
through the fertile state of Senera, Mexico
by way of Hermosillo and Ures, te the
Arizona frontier, where a connection will
be made at a point net yet determined
upon with the New Mexico and Southern
Pacific branch of the Atchison. Topeka
and Santa Fc read.
May have te Suspend.
Philadelphia Chronicle Herald.
If this thing of arresting public servants
for repeating and ballet-bax stuffing isn't
stepped we shall have te suspend the oper
ations of government in Philadelphia.
Frank ana Outspoken.
Bcllcfenta Watchman.
If all political newspapers were as frank,
outspoken and just as the Lancaster In
telligencer, it would be better for polit
ical morals everywhere.
Shorter Kente te West Chester.
The new branch of the Pennsylvania
railroad, recently constructed by our
townsmen, Messrs Keller and Riley, te con
nect the borough West Chester with the
mainline of the Pennsylvania read at
Frazer station, has been completed and en
ilenday next will be put in operation. It
shortens the distance between Lancaster
and West Chester several miles, most of
the trains passing through this city will
step at Frazer, the junction of the new
branch with the main line and enable
passengers for W est unester pe save con
siderable time in reaching their destina:
Mlu Mary Anaersen as Evadne. "
Never did any actress receive in this city
a heartier welcome than that which
greeted the beautiful and gifted trage
dienne, Miss Mary Andersen, en her ap
pearance at Fulton opera house last even
ing, after a year's absence, during which
new laurels have been added te her brew,
new adorned with fame's brightest chap
let, which she wears right royally, the un
disputed queen of the American stage.
Before the doers were opened every seat in
the lower portion of the house had been
sold te bona fide purchasers, and during
yesterday the diagram of the gallery was
thrown open for the accommodation of
persons who, unable te secure seats down
stairs, were fain te "go up higher."
The most cultured society of
Lancaster was represented in the brilliant
assembly that crowded the opera house
from pit te dome, and nothing was want
ing te give te the scene an animation that
has net been witnessed at any similar gath
ering within the walls of the opera house
during the present winter. It was pre
eminently the audience of the season, as
the appearance of this talented young
woman was the evcut that has signalized
local dramatic annals.
Miss Andersen has twice before favored
this community with her presence, and no
living actor or actress has a warmer place
in popular affection here. The young man
sweais by her charms and the approval
and admiration of his sister has gene out
te her without reserve. In the spring of
1877 she made her initial bow before an
audience suspicious of the suddenly
achieved reputation that had preceded her
and ready te take account of the first flaw
in her work. Her triumph here was as
complete as the hundreds that had crowned
her efforts elsewhere. As the heroine
of Shakspeare's romantic tragedy
of "Remee and Juliet" she leaped
securely into the favor of her audience and
received the seal of their approbation.
That success was emphasized a year age,
when, as the heroine of of Halms's idyllic
drama of "Ingemar," she vanquished by
her charms the fierce barbarian and carried
into captivity with him a whole houseful
of unresisting spectators.
The play of "Evadne," in which she
was underlined te appear last night, whilst
an old one, was one very little known
among play-goers hereabouts. It was writ
ten by Richard Shicl, an Irish lawyer and
dramatist, and since the days of Miss
O'Neil there have been few actresses who
have been competent te reproduce the au
thor's conceit of pure and gracious woman
hood which is embodied in the title role.
The plot and movement of the play may
be summarized as fellows : Evadne is
the daughter of a once powerful noble of
the kingdom of Naples, who fell in battle
fighting for his sovereign, and a sister of
Colonna, worthy seu of a noble sire, proud,
high-spirited, and animated above all
things by indomitable love for his
sister. Ecadne loves and is beloved
of Vicentie, but the King having fixed
his lustful eyes en the charms of his de
liverer's fair daughter, determines te win
them te the gratification of his unholy ap
petite. Te this end he invokes the as
sistance of Ludovice, his favorite, whom
Colonna had denounced as a traitor te his'
sovereign, and whose own suit for Evadne' s
hand had been scornfully rejected. Lu Lu Lu
dovieo, inspired by motives of revenge and
ambition, eagerly assents te the Eing's
preposition te secure Evadne te him. His
purpose comprises the alienation of Vicen Vicen
teo 's affection from Evadne ; the former's
death at the hands of the enraged brother,
Colonna; the arrest of Colonna and his
sentence te death by the King's command ;
overtures from the Eing te the prisoner of
fering him pardon and release at the price
of Ecadne1 s honor ; Colonna in terrible rage
is of course te reject this proposal, and by
Ludovice' s counsel te murder theA7n,upen
whose death he (Ludovice) as next in au
thority will proclaim himself sovereign and
have obtained the gratification of his thirst
for revenge and satisfied his ambition for
power. By means of forgery and treach
erous deceit he contrives te make Vicentie
believe that Ecadne has proved false te
him and transferred her affection te the
Eing, and Vicentie seeking the pres
ence of Evadne overwhelms her
with reproaches for her perfidy and re
nounces her forever. Evadne, being found
prostrated by grief and a sense of insulted
innocence by her proud and passionate
brother, refuses te tell him the
truth, whereupon Colonna seeks it else
where, and, learning it, resolves te avenge
his sister's injury in Vicentie's life-bleed.
They meet in mortal combat. Colonna
stabs Vicentie as he believes te the death,
and is borne off te prison and seutenced te
be beheaded. Then come the foul over
tures from the King. The maddened
brother falls into the trap set by the
crafty Ludovice, affects te accede te his
sovereign's proposal, and resolves en his
murder. Thus far the traitorous Ludovice'' s
schemes have been completely success
ful. Their consummation is defeated by the
appearance of Evadne just as her brother
is about te seek the King's bedchamber te
slay him. Evadne pleads with her brother
net te carry out his terrible design and
concludes by demanding that he send the
Eing te her. Colonna wonderingly and
reluctantly complies, resolving te conceal
himself within hearing, and te. kill
them both should the barter of hisjsister's
honor be effected. This scene between
Evadne and the King in presence of the
statues of the former's ancestry is the
most effective in the play. It is at this
juncture that the daughter of a noble line
rises te the supreme height of outraged
womanhood and her impassioned utter
ances, withering scorn and magnificent
defiance cover the King with confusion,
shame and remorse. By a rapid succes
sion of events Colonna is reconciled te his
contrite sovereign, the many-sided vil
lainies of Ludovice are exposed, he is
spurned by his sovereign, and falls by
Colonna's hand. It transpires that Vi Vi
centeo's wound was net mortal. He re
ceives Evadne's pardon, the twain arc re
united in love, and the curtain falls
en an altogether satisfactory climax.
Such is a rough and very imperfect
sketch of this old-fashioned and somewhat
gloomy play, which lacks in unity and has
mere than a suspicion of tediousness in
some of its passages. At times it is in
tensely dramatic and net without pictorial
merit, while the portrait it presents of
grand womanhood would mere than atone
for any faults it possesses were they
trebled. The text is beautiful, tee, flowing
in a stream as clear and limpid almost as
Shakspeare's own. Miss Andersen's ren
ditien of the beautiful title role was
marked by a finish and artistic loveliness
that appealed with, overpowering force te
the beholder's sympathy, and she was
twice called before the curtain. Her glori
ous face and form admirably adapt her
for the representation of the highest ideal
womanhood in patient suffering and lofti
ness of character under unjust suspicion
and insulted innocence. The scene with
her lever when the latter accuses her of
perfidy and confronts her with the circum
stantial proof of her guilt, was magnifi
cent, as were the later scenes when she in
terposes with her brother te spare his pur
pose te slay Vicentie,wid the scene with the
King in presence of the graven images of
her ancestors. Her declamation was net
marred by the boisterousness te which her
lines tempted her, and grace and perfect
naturalness, accompanied by the spon
taneity called for by the requirements of
the role, characterized her every move
ment. In fine, the roundness and com
pleteness of her impersonation were the
embodiment and refinement of histrionic
art such as is seldom witnessed en any
Mr. Levick's Colonna, Mr. Lawrence's
' ictntie and Mr. Chester s Ludovice were
highly creditable performances and round
ed out the evening's entertainment te the
most satisfactory proportions.
Reported by Intelligencer" Correspond
ent Washington lioreugh Items Salis
bury Gatherings.
Sis timber rafts passed by here en Thurs
day morning, piloted by Marietta pilots
came from the head waters, as they were
bright and lately rafted.
F. S. Bletz is still purchasing tobacco.
On Wednesday he made the following pur
chases : James Kise 94 cents through :
David Shcrrich 14, 4 ; Henry F. Kise 12;
through ; J. W. Miller is also making
some few purchases of old crops. We have
yet in and around the town ever 30,000
pounds unsold, and a geed portion of fair
Jacob L. Witmer, formerly of Maner,
"Blue Reck Mill," new residing near Ma
rietta, intends moving near his old home
this coming spring ; he is new breaking
greuad for the erectieu of a dwelling.
Items from Salisbury and Vicinity.
At present our people are engaged at
tending public sales, which are very nu
merous in this neighborhood. Live stock
and farming utensils are selling at least 23
per cent, higher than they did one year
The village of Springville was enlivened
en Tuesday evening by an entertainment
given in the public school house by Mr.
Christian Fex, consisting of a very line as
sortment of stereoscopic views. It gave
the audience very geed satisfaction.
Springville is in Salisbury township, live
miles north of Gap station. Its principal
business places are a general merchandiz
ing store, doing an extensive business,
shipping last month six tens of country
produce received in exchange for goods ;
also, a tobacco packing establishment,
blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop and
several ether industrial places, and the
people are a quiet, law-abiding set of
There appears te be an eye disease pre
vailing, in this locality and almost the en
tire ce.niuunity arc suffering from it, but
it is of very light form and lasts but a few
The school at Springville, under the
tutorship of Mr. Gee. W. Heme, a most
cfficiui t teacher, ranks among the best in
the county.
The tobacco crop of Salisbury, which
was very fine, has been almost all disposed
of at fair prices, and the general topic of
convcr.-atien new turns te the coining crop
of 1880.
Politics in this community appears te be
rather one-sided, but the contest in the
city of Lancaster brought many bright
smiles iVem our Democratic friends. The
third term causes considerable debate, and
in this 1-icality its advocates have a major
ity. I)ath of Mrs. Mary U. Eekcrt.
Mrs. Mary G. Eekcrt, of Millersville,
was buiied yesterday at Old Lcaceck
church, near Intercourse. Mrs. Eckert
was well known in this city. Her pleasant
face wasalways desired in the sick room,
she beinj; an excellent nurse and fearing no
disease. Having just nursed a sister's fami
ly with the most malignant form of
typhoid lever, of which the husband and
three children died, she returned home
and fell a victim te the terrible disease,
which tenninated in her death in a few
days. Her husband died some time
age. SJie leaves three orphan children
te mourn her less.
.Diserderlies Committed.
Fer some days past a gang of tramps
have bcci annoying the citizens of Lititz
and the farmers in the vicinity, by petty
pilfering, burning fences, and ether acts of
malicious mischief. Yesterday, Constable
Helman jame te the city te secure assist
ance in arresting the gang. Officers Lcntz
and Adams went with him and succeeded
iu arresting seven of the gang a hard
looking set of customers and brought
them te Lancaster and locked them up.
This morning they were given a hearing
before Alderman McConemy and by him
committed te the county jail for 30 days
each. About twenty of the gang had left
Lititz bcfjre the officers reached there.
Fine Workmanship.
In our r.etice a few days since of the
presentation of an elegant geld watch of
Lancaster manufacture te Mr. R. Bcrtz
field by the employees of Teller Bres.'
warehouse, it was stated that the en
graving thereon had been done at tlie
watch factory. We arc informed that the
work was done by Themas Pendcrgasr,
engraver for E. F. Bewman, of this city.
In addition te the inscription, which is in
the cap, there is en one side of the case a
handsome monogram and en the ether a
very accurate and cleverly executed design
of a tobacco leaf.
The Ladies Union Dorcas society grate
fully acknowledge the following donatiens:
Frem MissS. Jesephine Myer, $1 ;cash,
$1 ; a friend, $1 ; a friend. 81 ; a friend,
$2 ; a friend. $3 ; Mis L. Ellen Wright,
$1 ; Mrs. II. B. Swarr, $1 ; Mrs. Gara, SI ;
Mr. Geerge M. Steinmau, $3; cash, $1;
collection from the Presbyterian church
during the week of prayer, $4.59; St.
Jehn's Lutheran, $3.20 ; Union Bethel,
$1.98 ; Mrs. Kerfoot, $1.
Light AVeight.
Market Master Derley confiscated eight
lumps of butter this morning. They
were supposed te be pounds but did net
weigh sixteen ounces.
Te Fellow Mount Jey.
The New Helland Clarien thinks that
town should build a reservoir and be
plied with water.
The County Solicitor nu "The Influence
of Education."
There was a very fair audience at the
Yeung Men's Christian association hall
last evening te hear the lecture of Hugh
R. Fulton, esq., who spoke of the Influ
ence of Education." The following is an
abstract of his address :
The term education specially includes
the instruction and eare which parents and
teachers bestow upon the young te direct
their physical, intellectual, aesthetic and
moral development ; it is also the means
by which the children of every generation
are put into possession of the knowledge
and attainments of the preceding genera
tion, and by the training given them are
enabled te add te or improve upon their
As the twig is bent the tree is inclined.
Yeu may take a youth of geed natural
talent, of a kind and honest disposition, of
an ordinary amount of energy and moral
courage, se that he would be a fair exam
ple of his race, and by educating and
training him, the influences surrounding
him, the bent of his mind, his mental ai.d
physical powers and his character may be
se shaped as te make him either a success
ful ami honorable gentleman or an igno
rant vagabond, weighed down by poverty,
crime and disgrace.
Such is the wonderful directing ami
controlling power of education upon all
people, upon both sexes, upon society
wherever you view it, and upon states and
nations as well as upon society,
The lectuier made a rapid review of the
condition of this country and Europe be
fore the advantages of education were
enjoyed by the people te show that the
days of superstition, religious bigotry ami
persecutions, and the times of the gi cutest
poverty and unhappmess of the pjeple were
during the years of mental darkness, as
trology, witchcraft ; and that religious
persecutions were driven before the light
of science, and that the education of the
common people was the mighty conqueror
that drove tyrants and oppressors from
positions of power, and that te this day
the intelligence of the citizenship stands
as a bulwark against the encieachments of
unworthy rulers.
The invention of printing, the mariner's
compass, the telegraph, steam engines,
agricultural implements and the various
machinery for the manufacture of material
for clothing and household comfort aie all
the products scientific study and the
workmanship of the trained hands of edu
cated mechanics, and in all these humanity
has been benefited. Heme parental
training is the most lasting and
beneficial te society in the Sunday
schools many are taught te lead and
think and obey the civil and Divine law
who would without the liberal advantages
of free admission ami gratuitous teaching
he left te the blankest ignorance. Hut
the public free schools are the great foun
tain of knowledge te which the rising gen
eration may go and drink and quench
their thirst for useful sell-preserving
The education of the
beneficial physically,
financially. It is a geed
and national policy te siq-
schools is
socially and
family, state
pertr and patronize the public schools.
Their influences will save us from idleness
superstition, bigotry, disloyalty and
crime. The scholar is a better citizen
than the man who cannot understand the
organization of his government. As
domestic economy and geed management
insure the comfort and prosperity of the
household, se does political economy secure
the prosperity of the nation. Ignorant
voting by the people and stupid legislation
bring in their train idleness, poverty,
crime and distress te the people.
In the days when the European coun
tries were beclouded and in dense mental
darkness the people suffered from countless
inconveniences, from poverty, from perse
cutions originating in iguerance, and fiem
untold political wrongs ; while with the
acquirement of useful knowledge and
the light of science came freedom from
these persecutions, inconveniences and
wrongs, and the results have lit en the
richest of legacies bequeathed te the
present generation. As the night of
intellectual darkness passed away se did
feudal servitude and all ancient and modern
forms of human slavery, until new we find
man enjoying his freedom, mentally anil
physically, apphing his powers intelligent
ly and successfully in all the walks of life.
In all these years the maich of art and
science has been onward and upwaid,
drawing obstacles from their paths and
from the way of man's ptegicss, dispel
ling doubts, banishing fears, crushing un
truth, reflecting light, and securing and
illuminating the peace, health and happi
ncss of the human family.
Surety of 1'eace Current lutliieK, Ac.
Court met at 10 o'clock for the purpose
of hearing the surety of the peace and de
sertion cases.
The first case attached was that of
Cem'th vs. Abraham Spcidlc, who was
charged by Jeseph Stark with making
threats against him. The defendant de
nied that he had threatened Stark. The
defendant was ordered te pay the costs.
The cases of Jehn Eicherly and Jeseph
Ortman, charged with desertion, were dis
misseu at the defendant's cost, they having
agreed te support their wives.
Several ether cases were continued en
account of the absence of the parties.
David Bair, who. was convicted in the
early part of this week of violating the
liquor law by selling te miners and en
Sunday, was sentenced te pay a fine of
$400 and costs, they together amounting te
Motion for a New Trial..
In the cae of William McAfee, who was
convicted of false pretense, a motion for a
new trial was made.
All applications for licenses were con
tiliucd until next Saturday.
Lewis Sewers Arraigned.
This morning Lewis Sewers, of Mt. Jey,
who is charged with killing Christian E.
Hershcy, was arraigned, as three terms of
court have elapsed since he was indicted.
The indictment was read te him and he
plead net guilty. The case was then con
tinued until the next court, Mr. Sevveis
being out en bail.
Marietta Matters.
The river is in fair rafting order, and a
number of rafts intended for the Philadel
phia market have passed down the rivei .
Wm. Zuch, aged 17 years, was badly
burned at the hollow-ware works a few
days age, by getting some molten metal iu
his shoes. He will be disabled for some
William Rupp, while coupling cars at
Chickics, yesterday, had two fingers cut
off and one crushed.
Nearly all the tobacco in the vicinity of
Marietta has been disposed of.
A horde of tramps infest Marietta, and
during the past week several houses have
been entered and robbed, and unsuccess
ful attempts have been made te break into
several ethers.
Church Dedication.
The new mission chapel of the Church
of Ged, Union Bethel, will be opened with
appropriate services en te-morrow (Sab
bath) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The pas
tor will be assisted by help from abroad.
Divine services also en Monday evening at
half past seven o'clock.

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