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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1880.
SATURDAY EVENING. MAY 16, 1880.
The sudddeSh efJudge Church
teVPSnnft nf ti, nreminent candidates
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from the Democratic presidential field.
Although but sixty-five years old at the
time of his death, he had long been a
noted character in Democratic politics.
In 18C8 he was the choice of New Yerk
for president. These who knew him
found in him a man who would have
adorned the highest political station. He
was endowed with a very strong mind,
which was net specially that of a law
yer, but which was bread enough te en.
able him te fulfil satisfactorily the duties
of any position. He made an excellent
chief "justice of the court of appeals, but
his elevation te that high office did net
take him out of the eyes of the people as
a candidate for political office, and he
himself did net rest easily in
it. His talents for the duties
of the statesman were tee marked
te enable him te be buried quietly in a
judgeship. He had a wide circle of sin
cere admirers and warm friends, who
will feel that notwithstanding his dis
tinction he did net fill the place in the
world which lie was born te occupy. If
New Yerk had beena mere "unanimous"
state, Judge Church might have secured
a wiuer lame. nut me jealousies "i
politicians, there as everywhere,
make it well-nigh impossible for great
ness te command its true reward. The
New Yerk Democracy have many great
men among them, but they arc net these
always who figure most prominently be
fore the public. Honesty and modesty
are, as they ought net te be, drag weights
te fame and place. Judge Church was
net a trickster. His merit was of the solid
est kind. He was one who would net have
disappointed the expectations of the
people whatever the station te which
they might have elevated him. He was
a Democrat by nurture and nature. He
had faith in the people and in the writ
ten constitutions which protected their
rights. He never could have been a des
pot himself, however unrestricted his
power ; and upon the sturdy honesty and
strong geed sense of such tribunes as he
the people of this democratic country
must rely for their liberty and lives. Let
us try te appreciate the less of such men
when they are taken away, and mourn
and honor them.
All in the Smell.
It seems te be pretty well settled that
ft rant nunieses te held his backers te
their pledges, and that Cameren, Conk Cenk
ling ifc Ce., are te lie offered no easy read
out of their trouble by his with
drawal. He has his bleed up and his ap
petite whetted. He has looked at the
prize se long as his for the asking, that
when he finds it is net te be se easily had
lie burns te possess it. It grows precious
as it vanishes. When he had it in his
hands, as he thought a few months age,
he did net want it, and was net a can
didate, and would only take it as
a duty te the people. Then he
could afford te snub the Philadelphia
politicians. New he has a different idea
about it. He haunts his workers' head
quarters. His emissaries travel and
scheme. Herace Perter, who was his
right hand man in the days of the presi
dency, and who is accredited with a vast
deal of political cunning, handles the
reins of the machine. He entered the
Senate yesterday, and at once Cameren
and Ceukliug Hew te his side. Ne doubt
Perter is a geed man for the work.
Old Governer Perter was a shrewd
politician and Herace inherits his cun
ning. He has net been openly in the
line of business, as he finds it mere prof
itable te de his work under the rose and
leek te collateral influences for his ben
efit. He has richly feathered his nest,
the Pullman palace car monopoly being
his chief ostensible teat. He is ready te
lend a full hand te Grant. It has paid in
the past, and will in the future, if he
Naturally Cameren audCenkling were
glad te see him. They wanted comfort.
Legan having failed te get Illinois by the
hair, and Pennsylvania and New Yerk
kicking violently in their grasp, they are
worried. Something must be done. It
must be demonstrated before-hand that
Grant has the convention, or New Yerk
and Pennsylvania will abandon him.
The Pennsylvania delegates especially
have no love for him. They will go for
him only when they certainly scent the
Hesh pets en that side. If the fragrant
odors de net seem te come from the
Grant kitchen they will have no stomach
The sudden destruction which fire has
brought upon a Pennsylnania town calls
strongly upon the sympathy of the peo
ple, and no doubt prompt and ample suc
cor will be rendered. The governor in
vites the mayor te call for the contribu
tions of the people of Lancaster, which
he, of course, does. The calamity is net
an ordinary one. The people at home
cannot take care of the sufferers where
all are sufferers. There will in a few
days be no lack of assistance tendered by
a people that is always generous in
such moments; but prompt help is
needed and these who give first will con
fer the greatest benefit. We trust that
all our people who are able will send
their contributions te-day te the mayor.
As te-morrow is Sunday the churches
may be disposed te take up a special col
lection for this object.
A court which would preserve the re
spect of the community must maintain
its own self-respect. Ne newsppaper dis
cussion nor report of facts can bring
judges into disrepute unless they bring
themselves into disrepute, and then no
suppression nor under-statement of the
facts can save the court from the public
contumely which its own conduct in
vites. Ne attorney should be compelled
te defend himself from improper assaults
made upon him before the court ; but
when the court fails te properly protect
the assailed it cannot be expected te pun
ish breaches of decorum by these whom
its own impotency compels te defend
themselves. These self-evident truths
are reinforced by repeated exemplica exemplica
tiens in these times of judicial degeneracy.
The accident which occurred at the
West "Walnut street crossing this morn
ing is another almost fatal demenstra
tien of the necessity ter staueuunj
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wauMiniKU aii auuu vjit..
taj igent per -JSSS
indignation at thePennsjhama railroad
company's neglect te comply witn
the directions of the city ordi
nance en this subject. Scores of simi
lar accidents have happened at this
point, some of their, of even a mere seri
ous character than this one; and the rail
road company has been appealed te by
the citizens and by the city authorities
te either place a watchman at the cross
ing or te obey the city ordinance re
stricting the speed of trains within the
city limits ; but these appeals have been
utterly unheeded and contemptuously dis
missed by the cemnany. The crossing is
one of the most dangerous en the road read
It is a point ever which there is a great
deal of travel, the railroad intersecting
diagonally both Walnut and Prince
streets ; and owing te the Helay house
and ether buildings obstructing
the view, it is imjiessible te see
an approaching train that may lw head
ing up the north track or backing up the
south one, until it is tee late te avoid a
collision. Add te this the fact that every
day there are great numbers of ears be
ing shifted uien the numerous sidings in
the vicinity, and it will be seen the preb
ability of accidents is largely increased
It is simply villainous that the railroad
company has net long age placed a
watchman there te warn the unwary.
It would seem te be in order for Judge
Patterson te cause a rule te be served
upon Brether Reynolds te show cause
why he should net be disbarred for con
tempt of court. According te the argu
ment which Mr. Reynolds has ready te
deliver te the supreme court, in
the c:ise of the Lancaster county
judge against Messrs. Steinman and
Hensel, the bench suffers greatly from
the disrespect paid by attorneys, and it is
its solemn duty te defend its dignity and
fame at every "hazard. We are sure that
Brether Reynolds has some very pretty
language te this effect in his oration,
which we expect te listen te with
pleasure. Persuaded by the force of this
logic, Judge Patterson, being a stern
Reman, will net forbear the hand of jus
tice from his chosen advocate, however
tearfully he lets it fall, and Mr. Rey
nolds will step down and out like a geed
man who believes what he preaches.
Henky Ward BEEcnEn is tanned and
freckled, and eats with his knife.
Themas Ceyle, of Chester, the chain
pien swimmer, has been appointed ou the
life-guard at Atlantic City.
Mr. Hayes has nominated N. G. Ord
way, of New Hampshire, te be governor
Postmaster James, of New Yerk, has
written a letter declining te he a candidate
for postmaster general.
Colonel R. P. Nevix, editor of the
Pittsburg Times, fell down stairs en Thurs
day night and sustained severe injuries.
Mr. Geekge L. West, formerly super
intendent of the Delaware county alms
house, lias been appointed steward of the
new insane hospital at Norristewu.
Adelaide A. Mukdech, sister of James
E. Murdoch, the great tragedian, is in
town arranging te deliver a lecture en
" Substance and Shadow " in the opera
house en May 27.
The New Yerk Tribune says : " Mrs.
Samuel J. Randall is said te be always
addressed as ' mother ' by her husband.
She is a quiet, gentle lady, with unambi unambi
teous domestic tastes, and a devoted mem
ber of the Presbyterian church."
Senater Sn.uiON is thin, pale almost yel.
low, hagcard and ashamed-looking, but he
is all right en the main chance. He is a
very successful business man, and has a
far-seeing eye, like Jay Gould. He is
about the size of Gould and net unlike him
in his methods.
The New Yerk Timet this morning pub
lishes a letter from Hen. E. B. Wasii
hurne, declaring the reports of his alleged
duplicity towards Gen. Grant utterly
false, and that all combinations reported
te have been made in Chicago by his
friends and these of ether candidates have
been entered into without his knowledge
Rewell, the pedestrian, writes te the
Sporting Life in reply te the offer from
America te match Hart and Debler
against any two Englishmen: "I am
ready te compete with Hart, Debler or
auy man in the world for 500 or 1,000 a
side, but the match must be open (nobody
barred), and the winner te take the entire
stakes and half the gate money."
The Republicans of Bedford county are
preparing some lively music for JenN
Cessna te dance te. Jehn chipped in
with Den Cameren te turn the state ever
te Grant and was made chairman of the
state committee. But the revolt headed
by Gen. Koentz, of Somerset, has extend
ed te Bedford and a call is out for a Re
publican convention te be held en the 25th
of this month, the object of which is te
jerk Jehn's shirt cellar up ever his eyes se
that he won't be able te see things in a
Grant and Cameren light.
Writing-about Grant, Jane Grey
Swisshelm says : "It is beyond dispute
that he sold his Washington residence, the
gift of a loyal people, te one man, signed
the articles of agreement, and received
$1,000 in payment ; and then, while this
article steed en record, sold it again te a
higher bidder, and sought te win the
owner's acquiescence by tendering him the
patronage of the District of Columbia.
Will it be sufficient defense that he
cleared $25,000 by the operation, and that
the rebel ladies of Washington protested
against having 'a Yankee Abolitionist
preside in the Douglass mansion ?' "
Vindicating the Dead.
A brieiless fledgling of a lawyer at
Lancaster, a paid penny-a-liner for a paper
without influence published at Harrisburg,
attacks the memory of as geed and ptfre a
man as ever lived in the state of Pennsyl
vania a man who was born in the
Cumberland valley, and whose memory is
yet revered by the people here and where
ever else he was known. We refer te
the late Geerge Sanderson. A paper that
permits a beardless boy te use its columns
in an attempt te defame the character of
the honored dead is unfit te be tolerated
in decent society. It is enough te knew,
however, that its ostensible editor is a
natural beer, and couldn't be a gentleman
even if he would be.
Tub Mt. Jet Herald, regardless of the
courtesies of the press, comes eat for A.
Herr Smith for Congress. That settles
One hundred and forty-eight million
copies of the Bible, translated into two
hundred and twenty-six different lan
guages and dialects and distributed iu
different parts of the world,are among the
achievements of foreign missions "within
the last hundred years.
In the Baptist convention of California,
in session at Sacramento, yesterday, resolu
tions condemning the course of the Rev.
Messrs. Isaac S. and I. M. Kalloch, father
and son, were laid ou the tabic. After a
"sharp" debate, a resolution was adopted,
40 te 30, giving notice that steps would be
taken for a hearing "between the aggrieved
church and the Metropolitan church, of
which the Kallechs are pastors."
Tub parents of Chas Rcade, the novel
ist, were of 'the English established
church, and his mother was a godly
woman, whose prayers he never wholly
foriret. After he arrived at early man-
heed and became immersed in literary pur
suits, he no longer regularly attended the
services of the church, and at length fell
into rationalistic and semi-skeptical opin
ions. He has recently been converted and
is new an earnest worshiper in the Eng
In the superior court of Indiana Simen
Oppeuhcim, a prominent clothing mer
chant, escaped payment of a note for $31,
850 by proving that he had given it in pay
ment of less sustained by him in a game
of draw poker in September, 1870. Oppcn
heim visited Philadelphia en business and
get into a game of cards with Samuel
Pilscr and several ether parties at the
Madisen house. The result was Oppen
heim found himself in debt te Pilser $31,
850. Pilscr sold the note te Goldstein &
Sen, bankers, of Philadelphia. They
brought suit te recover. When Oppen
heim proved conclusively hew the note
was made the plaintiffs withdrew suit.
FIRST AND LAST.
" But tell inc. dear," she said
And ceaxlnsly the soft eyes shone.
An 1 shyly dropped the modest head
jieside fils own
"But tell me have you loved before ?
Or one, or mere?"
The cnjjcr sparkling face
Was full of tender, trusting grace:
She did net fear his answer then,
Her king et men !
" But tell me. dear, the best and worst,
Or am I first ? "
He turned his eyes away ;
Yet closer still her hand he pressed.
Ner answered yea or nay ;
A blush centessed
All. In one burning word.
Quick came a burst el tears
A tempest storm from April sky
And then, " Forgive my doubts and tears,"
He heard hoi sigh ;
' Why should 1 care what loves are past
Se mine at last?"
There is en file in the recorder's office,
in Lebanon, a remarkable document
drawn up by one of the foremost lawyers
of the state. The document is the trans
fer of real estate and iron interests belong
ing te Miss Annie C. Celeman, of Corn
wall, iust orirer te her marriage with
Archibal Rogers, in New Yerk, the ether
day. Misss Celeman conveys all her
property, excepting personal property,
jewelry, cash in hand, horses, carriages,
furniture, &c, te her brother, Rebert
Celeman, of Cornwall, te be held by him,
he agreeing te pay certain amounts as the
annual income of the estate. Due provi previ
sion is made for the distribution of the
property in the event of the death of the
lady and there being heirs born of the
marriage. The document is duly signed
by Mr. Rogers who premises never te de
anything te interfere with the above ar
rangements. The document makes due
prevision, in the event of their being child
ren born as heirs, for several generations
te come ; and in case the heirs living die
without issue the property is te revert
back te Rebert Celeman.
The men injured by the powder mill ex
plosion near Ashland, en Thursday, are
all doing well, and expected te recover.
D. F. Morten, a journeyman jeweler of
Bradford, shot himself last evening, and
is net expected te recover.
Francis D. McGlensey, a Philadelphia
cenveyancer, cemmited suicide by hanging
himself yesterday at his residence, Ne.
1213 North Fifteenth street.
Mrs. Annie Marsh was severely
crushed en Thursday evening between two
cars, at the Reading railroad crossing,
New Market and Willow streets, Philadel
phia, and died shortly afterwards.
William Tedd was fatally wounded yes
terday by Richard Lloyd, a fellow work
man in Hale and Kilburn's manufactory,
Philadelphia. Tedd has made au ante
mortem statement declaring that Lloyd
threw a three-cornered file at him which
pierced his side.
Negroes Rebelling Analnst Carpet-Uaggcrs.
These colored politicians down Seuth
are growing painfully plain-spekeu. At
the recent Republican state convention in
Seuth Carolina, June Mebely, a colored
delegate from Union county, get en the
rampage ever his own exclusion from the
delegation te Chicago, and he denounced
the carpet-baggers with voluble wrath. He
said he was "tired of keeping in office a set
of geed-for-nothing loafers, who did no
work and lived off the credulity of the col
ored men." He declared that the colored
men had been free for twelve years, and
that they would net submit te be any
longer the slaves of a new set of masters.
He preferred a party composed exclusively
of colored men, but if he must associate
with white men in politics, he "would go
with the decent men of the state." He
thus continued :
"I am ashamed of myself for ever sup
porting such men. I am tired of such
men. Ne wonder the Democrats say that
the niggers are net able te govern them
selves, when they select te govern
them such ill-begotten white men
as you see before you te-night.
Yeu elect these white men te the
national convention and you won't see
them again. When they meet you en the
street and nobody is looking they 'damn
the Democrats ;' but the next thing you
knew you see them walking arm in arm
with a Democrat, and saying 'these d n
niggers want te put en tee many airs, they
want te rise up.' We must elect people
that will suit us. The day is coming, and
thank Ged our people will recognize men
and manhood. We should teach these
gents that we are the Republican party in
Seuth Carolina, and that we don't propose
te remain in slavery any longer. If you
leek into the papers you will see all these
men saying Hampton was a geed man.
They thought they would feel him as they
have fooled us. But, thank Ged, Hamp
ton was tee smart for them."
A Peaasylvaala Town Wiped Oat.
A Call Upen Iiaacawer Fer Aid.
The town of Milten, in Northumberland
county, which has a population of about
three thousand, sustained a less yesterday
of one million and a half dollars by fire,
rendering homeless fifteen hundred people.
About 11:45 a. m., smoke issued from the
reef of the frame shop connected with the
car works of Murray, Dougal & Ce., ad
joining the Philadelphia and Erie railroad,
and in a few moments the whole building
was ablaze. In less than an hour four of
the main buildings of the works were de
stroyed, involving a less of at least one
hundred thousand dollars. The wind was
blowing briskly from the north, and house
after house yielded te the flames, and last
evening at 7 o'clock about six hundred
buildings were in ruins as the result of the
Werd was promptly sent te Wilhamspert,
Suubury, Lewisburg, Danville and ether
towns for assistance, and steam engines
came in response as seen as the railroad
companies could offer transportation ; but
the lire had gained such a headway that
they could accomplish very little geed.
The flames, fanned by a strong wind, spread
with marvelous rapidly, scarcely leaving a
house standing in the pathway. The fire
reached its worst phase at 3 o'clock, when
the town presented the appearance of a sea
Among the residences destroyed were
these of ex-Governer Pollock and the late
William Cameren, brother of General
Simen Cameren. All the hotels in the
town, except a frame building, and all the
churches, except the Episcopal, a small
edifice together with one hundred busi busi
ncssjheuses, were destroyed, many of which
were large and costly. The churches were
the Presbyterian, Baptist, Catholic, Ger
man Reformed, Methodist, Evangelical
Lutheran and Cevenanter, involving a less
of $100,000 in church property alone. The
hotels were the United States, Huff house
and Broadway, worth about $00,000 The
most cestlv buildinss destroyed were the
car works and Reber's tannery, valued at
$200,000. The iusurance en the car works
is $75,000 and en the tannery $45,000. Al
together six hundred buildings, compris
ing two-thirds in the town, were burned.
The insurance en these properties is about
$500,000, representing one-third of the en
tire less. The following named insurance
companies suffer by the fire : Fire Associa
tion, Franklin, North America, Pennsyl
vania, Uiraru aim American, an ei i-iuia-delphia
; Farmers', of Yerk ; Mutual, of
Danville ; tna and Pheenix, of Hartferd ;
Londen, Liverpool and Glebe; Germania
and Wateitewn, New Yerk, and Lycom
ing. The latter loses nearly $100,000.
Only three business houses of the one
hundred in the town are standing, and
only one of any consequence, Wilsen's fly
net factory. The rolling mill and nail
factory, two grist mills and two planing
mills in the suburbs have been saved. The
Milten national and First national banks
were destroyed and all the printing
and newspaper offices. The property
burned represented in value four-fifths
of the entire amount in Milten proper.
A man named J. Angerny, aged about CO
years, was overcome by the smoke and
heat and burned te death. He was found
in au alley, burned iu a frightful manner.
He was an inmate of the peer house.
Many of the families who have been ren
dered homeless are camping en Allen's
island, opposite this town. Others are
passing the night in the fields and ether
exposed points. The larger number of the
suflcrcrs are being sheltered iu Lewisburg
and ether surrounding towns, while citizens
of the neighborheodarejdoing all theycan te
accommodate the homeless. Previsions arc
coming in from all directions and last night
were distributed from thiee points in
the town. The fire is still burning, but it
can de no further harm. The territory
burned ever is about a mile in length and
a quarter of a mile in width.
The course of the fire was in a southerly
direction. Among the first buildings after
the car works were enveloped in flames
was the German Reformed church, about
two hundred yards from the point where
the fire originated, the steeple catching
from a spark. All buildings from Mahon
ing street, en Frent, te the Reading rail
road, a distance of a quarter of a mile, and
from the car shops north, half a mile, are
saved. In the borough proper only fifty
buildings arc standing. Following is a
list of buildings insured te the amount of
$4,000 and upward, as near as can be ascer
Car works $75,000
Lutheran church 10.000
Methodist church 10,000
German Reformed church 5,000
Baptist church 5,000
Presbyterian church 8,000
Catholic church 4,000
Public school buildings 4,000
Heincn, Schreyer & Ce 28,000
Huff Heuse 15,000
Academy of Music 5,000
J. F. Gauger 8,000
Cyrus Brown 10,000
BelleS. Heutz 7,000
J. R. McClecry 8,000
The rest of the property destroyed is in
sured for $250,000.
Twe women and several children are re
ported missing. About six hundred fami
lies are homeless. Aid has been tendered
by the citizens of Suubury, Lewisburg and
Watsontown te the destitute people. Large
quantities of household goods were leaded
en the cars and taken up and down the
read and the fields around the town are
filled with goods. During the confusion
many article were stolen and carried
away. One lady lest sixty thou
sand dollars in government bends. The
fire raged se fiercely that in the upper part
of the town most of the people barely es
caped with their lives. The wife of Dr.
Cyrus Brown is badly burned and several
ethers are known te be injured. The
scene was ene of great confusion, hun
dreds of people pouring into town from
The following dispatch has been sent te
the mayors of the cities of this state :
The town of Milten has this day been al
most entirely destroyed by lire. Three
thousand people are new homeless, desti
tute of clothing, previsions and all the ne
cessities of life. I would suggest that you
call a meeting of your citizens at once te
furnish immedicte aid te these stricken
Henry M. Heyt, Governer.
Death or Chief Justice Church.
Sanferd E. Church, widely known as a
jurist and for the last ten years chief jus
tice of the state of New Yerk, died sud
denly in Albien yesterday afternoon.
Judge Church was born in Milferd, Otsego
county. New Yerk, April 18, 1815. He
studied law and early rese te eminence at
the bar and power in politics. He was
twicej lieutenant governor and ouce comp
treller of the state. Twice he was defeated
as the Democratic candidate for Comptrol
ler and once for Congress from thoTwenty theTwenty
seventh New Yerk district. A steadfast
Democrat and enjoying the entire confi
dence of his party, net only in New Yerk
but throughout the Union, he , declined
many offers of political appointments, net
only from his own party, but from the
opposition. In May, 1870, he was tendered
the high position of chief justice of
New Yerk by Governer Heffman, and that
he accepted and held until the day of his
death. In 1872 and 187C he was promin
ently considered in connection with the
Democratic nomination for the presidency.
The daily receipts of the cevernment
during the present month have averaged
ever one million of dollars,
LATfcaT NEWS BY MAIL.
Eight hundred brickmakers en the west
and south sides in Chicago struck yester
day for $2 per day, an advance of 25 cents.
The men en the north side are getting the
Rev. S. M. Hunt, pastor of the Congre
gational church at Seuth Yernen, Mich.,
committed suicide yesterday in Galcsburg.
He was suffering from depression caused
by ill health.
Baseball yesterday ; At Baltimore Bal
timore, 9 ; Albany, 4. At Bosten Bosten,
0; Worcester, 5. At Providence Provi
dence, 6 ; Trey, 5. At Chicago Chicatre,
2 ; Buffalo, 1.
A man about 29 yeare of age, register
ing himself as Walter Forrester, of W ash-
ingten, D. C, committed suicide with a
snot gun in the hotel at Jleulenl, rt. J.,
en Thursday evening. He had spent sev
eral weeks in Med ford and had been
The Crew Indians have agreed te sell te
the government 2.000,000 acres of the re
servation iu Mentana, for $30,000 per year
for 25 years. The Shoshones and Ban
necks, of Idaho, have agreed te sell 400,
000 acres of their lands for $10,000 a year
for 20 years.
N. Y. Cemmercutl Advertiser: " Penn
sylvania, prepare ! Yeu had better leek
te veur morals, private, political and pious.
A few mere oil wells en fire and the entire
state may be burned. There is such a
thing as tee much greed. Have fewer bores
of all kinds, and there will be some chance
for you and the rest of us."
On Wednesday night, shaft Ne. 2, of the
Ludington iron mine, eight miles from
Norway, Mich., caved in, burying sixteen
miners. The shaft was fifty feet deep and
contained five feet of water. By 9 o'clock
en Thuasday morning, an entrance was
effected te the shaft and thirteen of the
men were taken out alive and uninjured.
The remaining three, Jehn Tie, Isaac
Winn and Oliver Gardner, who worked di
rectly at the bottom of the shaft, were
Sylvester's Sweating Establishment Again
About half-past eleven o'clock last night
another fire was discovered in the ware
house, en Cherry alley, north of Chestnut
street, and occupied by Lewis Sylvester &
Ce. as a tobacco sweating establishment.
The fire was in the basement and was dis
covered by Prviate Watchman Shubroeks,
who at once gave an alarm. It appears
that the sweating-frame had taken fire
from the gasoline stove that supplies the
heat for sweating purposes. The firemen
were seen en the ground, and the fire was
extinguished without much difficulty, the
less te the building being trifling. The
less by water was mere serious, Mr. Syl
vester's tobacco being damaged te the ex
tent of several hundred dollars, and he has
no insurance. Mr. Sylvester will discon
tinue the sweating of tobacco at the above
Aid for the Homeless Mlllenlans.
Mayer MacGenigle has called a meeting
of the citizens of Lancaster at the court
heuse this evening at 8 o'clock, te take
measures for the relief of the people of
Milten, hundreds of w"hem have been ren
dered houseless and homeless by the terri
ble conflagration which almost wipett out of
existence their once beautiful te wn,full par
ticulars of which are printed elsewhere It
is hoped there will be a liberal response te
the joint appeal of the governor of the
state and the mayor of the city, and that
Lancaster will de its full share in aid of the
The mayor acknowledges the receipt of
$20 from Gee. M. Kline, esq., for the Mil Mil
eon relief fund.
FALL OF A WAIL,
Narrow EBeape of Workmen.
Yesterday afternoon as a number of la
borers were engaged iu digging a cellar in
the rear of S. G. Genscmer's liquor store,
Ne. 251 North Queen street, the north
wall of the back building of Mrs. McCom McCem
sey's property, which adjoins Mr. Gense
mer's, fell with a crash, coining within an
ace of burying in the ruins Mr. Gensc
mer's workmen, but, fortunately, nene of
them was hurt. There is no cellar under
Mrs. McCemsey's back-building, the wall
of which was built en a slight foundation
only a feet or two below the surface ; and
when Mr. Gensemer dug down below the
foundation, the wall gave way with the
Dlds for Printing Digest or City Ordinances.
The special committee of councils met
last evening and opened the bids for
printing a revised edition of the city ordi
nances. The bids were as fellows :
Examiner, per page 85c
Jes. Schmid, per page 89c
Jehn II. Pearsel, per page 90c
Inquirer Company, per page 94c
INTELLIGENCE!;, per page $1 27
Mw Era, per page 1 50
The contract was awarded te the Exam
iner. The price per page includes compo
sitien, press-work aud binding, six hun
dred copies, one hundred of which are te
be in leather.
Whose Hey ?
A boy about 16 years of age was killed
at Titusville en the night of the 3d of May
by falling from a hay-mew. He was in
company of a tramp who said he picked
him up between New Yerk and Philadel
phia. E. L. Hall undertaker, Titusville
had photographs of the dead body taken
and had it decently buried. The boy was
bright and intelligent, and Mr. Hall would
like te learn se mcthing of his relatives
He has issued a circular describing the boy
and will scud his photograph te anyone
who may want one.
Next Monday will be Whit-Monday, and
as usual the crowd of country people will
be very large in this city. Of late years the
day has been observed by the peeple of the
city as a holiday, and work of almost
every kind is suspended. Among the at
tractions for the day is an entertainment,
which will be given at the opera h : -a by
Prof. Lippett, under the manage)., nt of
'.' Bert" Rhinehart, the stage carpenter at
the opera house. This performance will
take place in the afternoon and will prob
ably be largely attended.
Assaulted en the Street.
About midnight last uight Jeseph Bear,
oysterman, was attacked ou the street by
David Bletz, who struck him in the face
and gave him a very black eye. Tke
trouble, it is said, grew out of " an old
grudge." This meruing Mr. Bear brought
suit against Bletz for assault and battery
and surety of the peace. He will have a
hearing before Alderman Ban.
FEARFUL BUXA WAV ACCIDENT.
Mrs. Geerge Kiam and Seb Seriously
This morning about 8 o'clock Mrs.
Geerge Kamm and her son, aged about
14 years, while driving across the Penn
sylvania railroad at the Walnut street
crossing, were struck by an engine, the car
riage in which they were riding was
wrecked, Mrs. Kamm and her son were
thrown out and both of them severely in
jured Mrs. Kamm having her shoulder
dislocated, her shoulder-blade broken, one
or mere ribs broken, and sustained besides
ether severe injuries. The son suffered
some severe cuts about the head and face
and was se badly stunned for a time as te
The facts are as fellows : Mrs. Kamm
and her son drove up North Prince street
te Walnut and intended te turn into Wal"
nut, and cress the railroad at that point,
Henry Martin,of the Relay house, cautioned
them net te attempt te cress the track as
he heard an engine approaching, though
it was hidden from view by the Relay
house. The boy, who was driving,
either did net understand him or
thought he could cress safely,
and drove upon the track. At that instant
engine Ne. 1G0, in charge of Nicholas Gil-
man, engineer, backed up the track in
rear of the Relay house and struck the
hind wheel of Kamm's carriage. The
frightened horse rushed into the open gate
of Sencr's lumber yard, en the opposite
side of the street, and one of the hind
wheels of the carriage striking the gate
post the spindle was broken off, the car
riage capsized, and Mrs. Kamm and the
boy were thrown out and injured
stated, and the top of
was tern from the run
With the wrecked running
gears hanging te him the horse made a
c mplete circuit of Sencr's lumber yard,
emerging from the upper gate en North
Prince street, ran down Prince street, re re
cresscd the railroad, continued ou Prince
street te Orange, up Orange te North
Queen and along North Queen te near
Michael's hotel, where he was caught,
and taken te Cline's stables, be
ing considerably cut about the legs.
The runaway horse passed dozens of
carriages during his flight, but catne in
contact with only two of them Herzeg's
grocery wagon and a mineral water wagon,
neither of which was badly damaged.
Mrs. Kamm and her son were taken
te Dr. II. Yeaglcy's office, Ne. 144 North
Prince street, where their wounds were
dressed, and they were then conveyed te
their home at the first tell-gato en the
Fruitville pike the injured people being
the wife and son of Geerge Kamm,
The New Scheel Building.
The building committee of the Lancaster
school beard have received from the archi
tect, Frank E. Davis, the working-plans
of the new school-house en Lemen street.
The committee express themselves much
pleased with the plans which have been
somewhat modified by Mr. Davis te meet
the views of the committee. There will
be transoms above the doers, the stairways
will be of slate instead of weed, as the
original plan proposed, the whole freut of
the building will be pressed brick, and
seme improvement has also been made in
the plan of the reef. The committee is
almost ready te advertise for proposals for
the erection of the building.
In this connection it may be stated that
the school controllers of Harrisburg have
rejected all the bids for the erection of the
new school building in that city, en ac
count of their being one-third higher than
the estimated cost ($10,000), and have had
prepared new plans with a view of keeping
the cost down te that amount. The plan
adopted reprcsents a building 97 by 89 feet
in dimensions, two stories and a half high,
with a cupola. It will contain twelve
rooms, wide halls, and the front will be
adorned with a handsome perch. The
building will be ventilated according te
the most approved plan. Twe large flues
will run from the bottom te the top of the
building, connected with all of the rooms.
SUPPOSED CHICKEN THIEVES.
Father and Seu Arrested en Suspicion.
This morning two colored men, Henry
Watsen and Wm. Watsen, father and seu
residing near the feet of the Welsh moun
tain, southeast of New Helland, were ar
rested while attending the Lancaster mar
ket, their stock iu trade consisting of ever
fifty chickens, which it is believed they
had stolen, as they have been attending
market with chickens for two or three
months. Officers Adams and Killingcr,
who made the arrest, have been informed
that a great many chickens have been
stolen from farmers in the vicinity of New
Helland and that the men arrested
have long been suspected of the
larceny. It is hoped, if they are guilty, the
owners of the fowls will come forward,
identify their property, and thus aid in
having the guilty punished. The chickens
are of all sizes and colors, most of them
being old fowls. They are in the keeping
of Alderman Spurrier, who has placed
them in a large coop in rear of his office.
The Watsons came te market in an
open two-herso wagon, and besides the
chickens had in their possession two
seamless three-bushel hags marked "C.
Musscr," and numbered respectively "C
and "20." They had also a geed but
faded horse blanket, of gray color, with
blue and purple stripes. The blanket was
mended with a picce of black cashmere,
the patch being sewed en with a sewing
The Watsons were locked up for a hear
ing at a time net yet fixed. Officer
Adams and Detective Sprccher took their
team and drove down te the neighborhood
in which the Watsons live, in expectation
of getting further information about them
and probably finding the owners of the
Geerge W. Goedhart, who is a litho
grapher with Cooper & Bailey's Londen
circus, writes te friends in this city that he
met with a painful accident at Woon Weon
socket, Rhede Island, en Tuesday. He
was walking from the advertising car te
the hotel when he fell upon the railroad
track and broke his left wrist. He was
immediately attended te by a physician
who was called in, and he is new doing
very well. He will net leave the show but
will go te work with it as seen as his inju
ries will permit.
Iteceptlea of the Heek and Ladder Laddies.
The Empire hoek: and ladder fire com
pany, who had been visiting Chambers
burg, returned te Lancaster last evening.
During yesterday forenoon the boys had
another happy and highly amusing bur
lesque street parade, ending with a run el
two squares, in which au impromptu "ma
chine" was rigged up from a spring wagon
and whirled down town at a terrific speed.
Accompanied by the band the Empire
were marched dp town about 11 a. m. by
their hosts, the Vigilants, and presented
with a huge hook and ladder emblem,
made of evergreens, flags, &c, with an in
scription of " welcome " and bearing the
names of all the Chambersburg companies.
W. U. Hensel received it for the Empire,
as "another proof that the inexhaustible
resources of Chambersburg's hospitality
were quite equal te the heaviest draughts
upon it." Three cheers were given for the
Vigilants and the band then serenaded the
Leaving Chambersburg at 1 p. m., the
Empire were escorted te Carlisle by almost
the entire body of the" Vigilant company
and parted from them with reusing cheers
from both sides. After au hour's delay at
Harrisburg, the Empire reached Lancas
ter at 0:20, where a brilliant reception
Notes Around Town.
The Chambersburg Public Opinion, iu
noticing the parade, said : "The Empire
company, of Lancaster, was a fine body of
men, commanding the plaudits of all for
their ger'Icmauly bearing and deportment
Clemmens's band accompanied this com
pany and their music was complimented as
of the highest order." The same paper,
in noticing Dan CIcmmens, jr's, drum sole
at the Vigilaut-Empire banqnet,says : "A
Lancaster tenor-drummer, taking his pesi
tien en the stage, showed great dexterity
in the use of the sticks."
Wm. F.Schultze, jr., of the Empire com
pany, during its stay in Chambersburg
had his pocket rcliuved of his pockctbejk
The Empire boys were greatly pleased
with their entertainment at the National
hotel, where mine host, Jehn Celeman,
did everything in his power te mike their
stay agreeable and pleasant. Celeman
"knows hew te keep a hotel."
About the only shabby thing found in
Chambersburg by its visitors was the
Franklin county jail. Perhaps it speaks
well for the morale of the community that
no better one is demanded, and that it
new has only six inmales.
The Chambersburg reservoir is en an
elevatien commanding a magnificent view
of the beautiful Cumberland valley, and
furnishing the town with a supply of water
that can be thrown by gravity alone te the
top of almost any building in the town.
The firemen have two steamers, but rarely
Fire plugs arc net very abundant, hut
many of them en the inside of town have
connections for three lines of Iiemc.
Rev. II. C. Swcntzcl, rector of the Epis
copal church in Chaniberslmrg, was for
merly of Franklin and Marshall college,
and well-known te many of the Empiic
visitors. He is succeeding wonderfully
well in his work there and is building up
a parish interest in Shippensburg. It will
be remembered that the church of which
he is rector in Chambersburg was once
bought at sheriffs sale by Hen. Thes. E.
Franklin and Mr. Isaac Diller. Thus it.
was saved te Episcepaliauism and new
under Mr. Swentzcl's rectership its debt
has been reduced from $0,500 te $l,r00.
The Parade at Heme.
Fer some time before the train came in
bearing the Empire boys homeward, the
depot and the streets in the vicinity were
crowded with a great throng of people te
welcome home the company. When the
train arrived it was saluted with loud
cheers, and as the Empire boys get off the
cars there was a great hand-shaking and a
cordial "welcome home " all round.
Meantime the several fire companies of
the city fully equipped were assembled in
the vicinity of Duke and Chestnut streets,
with bands of music and drum corps, and
were speedily formed in line by Chief
Marshal McMcllen and his aids. The line
formed en East Chestnut street, the right
resting en North Queen street, and moved
ever the route heretofore published, in the
following order :
Chief Marshal Capt. E. McMcllen.
Aids Lawrence Beyle, of the Sun ;
Jacob Reese, of the Friendship ; Jehn Sta
ley, of the Washington ; Thad. S.
Dickey, of the American ; Philip Wall, of
the Humane ; Peter B. Fordney, of the
Shiftier, and Harry Draude, of the Em
pire. Citizens' Band 11 instruments.
Lee. Jacobs and Fred. Arneld, assistant
engineers of fire department.
Sun Fire Company 20 equipped men
Geerge Anne, marshal.
Lancaster Fife and Drum Cerps five in-
Friendship Fire Company 20 men, with
carriage Wm. Reese, marshal, Gee.
S. Land is, assistant.
Eden Band Harry St richer, leader 17 in
struments. Washington Fire Company-25 mer-Harry
Blickcnderfcr, marshal, Alexan
der Hammend, assistant.
Spring Garden Drum Cerps 6 instruments
Humane Fire Company 30 men with car
riage Frederick Kissinger, mar
shall, Lewis Simen aud Pe
ter Ritchie, assistants.
Empire Committee of Reception in citi
City Cornet Band D. CIcmmens, leader
Wm. J. Fordney, Chief Engineer of Fire
Empire Excuisienistf 50 men Samuel
W. Altiek, marshal: I. Carpenter and
II. C. Demuth, jr., assistants ; J. K.
Metzger, chief director ; T.
C. Wiley and J. Levy, jr.,
Empire Heek and Ladder Truck, drawn
by span of gray horses, at
tended by grooms.
Mountville Band nineteen instrument .
American Fire Company 40 men, with
hose carnage, decked with flags
Samuel Powell, marshal, Wil
liam 31iller assistant.
AH the companies in line made a fine ap
pearance and marched well, but the Em
pire boys, of course, attracted the greatest
attention. In their handsome new uni
forms they looked almost like parlor
knights, but they marched like veteran?-,
and received along the line of march many
bouquets, wreaths and ether souvenirs
from their befriends.
The Shinier fire company did net join in
the parade, the members having been dis
appointed in net securing their new equip
ments in time.
The several bands of music and the drum