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-'v.v LANCASTER DAILY IfrTEayGENCER SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20 1880. -?-.. itancastci intelligencer. SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 20, 1880 Crime Its PrcrcBtien art Faftlskaest. The observer of the administration of criminal justice here must be convinced that, owing either te a defective system or ill operation ef.it, or both, such ad ministration does net meet the purposes of punishment, and does net serve the highest geed of the community. One grand jury after another utters its pro pre test; the people who attend court by compulsion, or for criticism, go en com plaining, but we de net see any marked improvement in the causes for their com plaints. It is true that for a large and populous district we are singularly free from crimes of the highest order, and as has been observed, one stout man and a horsewhip could ef fectually punish most of the crimes tried in our quarter sessions. It is forn ication and bastardy ,assault and battery, and ietty larceny eases that make up the bulk of our quarter sessions business. Tire exceptional immunity we enjoy from mere serious breaches of the peace is all the mere reason why our administration of criminal law should be simple, effect ive and economical. It is net any of these. The fault of the rapid increase in busi ness lies largely with a few magistrates and constables who abuse their offices in the lielief that they occupy them te gain a livelihood. Their "working up' of cases means the discovery of :is large a num ber as possible of pretexts for making complaints. These are encouraged in whatever degree they make business and arc put into the hands of constables by magistrates or into the hands of magis trates by constables, te be fanned by each for their mutual benefit. If there turns out te be nothing in the case the county pays all the costs, and if it gees through court, then, is a reasonable chance in any event of the officials get ting their pay. "Witness the Dr. Greene case in which the district attorney and a constable were induced by the real prosecutors in the case te push it through and the county pays the costs, for the fiasco. It is only a specimen of what is going en all the time. The one party who never suffer are the officers. They manage te get their dancing free no matter who pays the piicr. Hut it is te be feared that our system of punishment has little terror for the petty criminals who come under it again and again. We see pretty much the same people at one court after another and they are net out of jail long until they seem te want te get back. They de net come back to'the whipping pest se readily. Corporal punishment for legal offenders is unpopular. It is hooted at as a barbarism. We see no geed reason for the prejudice against it, and what a travesty en our civilization that the red is kept in the household under Solemon's advice and the lash is laid en in the school room, while such a howl is raised when the whipping pest is set up in the jail yard ! The people who whip their children can with ill grace cry down Hogging for crimi nals. If punishment is te prevent crime the whipping pest prevents it. If it is te secure an adequate compensation for the offense surely Hogging can only fit ly answer offenses of some character. 1 f it is te deter a repetition of the offense our present modes of punishment de net at least answer. "We have yet te be sat isfied that whipping, judicially and judi ciously administered,would be any retro grade movement. The subject needs attention mere than the court gives it, mere than grand juries can give it ; and while the stale is concerned ever ether things it loses sight of the greatest question which concerns the effective prevention and most prac ticable punishment of crime. Tnesn Republican newspapers that made such a great ado ever Mr. Richard J. Fanning's Hep from the Democratic party in the camp of the enemy have been singularly delinquent in keeping their readers posted en the later per formance of that gentleman. Mr. Fan ning was the clerk of the supreme court of Ohie, elected by the Democrats te that responsible pest. At the recent elec tion in that state Mr. Fanning was a candidate for re-election, and net only was he badly beaten, but he ran far le liind his colleagues en the Democratic ticket. Straightway Fanning professed a change of heart. In Democracy his pure vision descried nothing but cor ruption ; he cut loose from his evil sur roundings and took the stump for Gar field and goodness. Of course the or gans announced this important conver sion with a lleurish of trumpets. Seme person with an inquiring turn of mind get te looking into Mr. Fanning's official career and discovered that it had net leen unmarked by the ways that are dark and the tricks that arc vain. With the prospect of a prosecution for mal feasance in eilicc staring him in the face. Mr. Fanning has just turned into the state treasury the sum of $3,500 illegal fees and overdrawn salary. The organs have net yet heard of this. Mr. Fan ning' room in the Democratic party is better than his company. He and his peculiar practices are better adapted te his new Republican surroundings. Calikekma's divided vote in the electoral college will be the first instance of the kind recorded in half a century. The humbuggery of our electoral system is most strikingly exemplified in thi circumstance which under a different state of affairs might haf reversed the clearly expressed will of the people. Cal ifornia wanted Hancock but couldn't go Terry, who wasaccerdingly " scratched" te sucli an extent that one Republican elector slipped in. Genekal Bex Hakiusex tells a be loved constituent in Indiana, that, an election te the Senate would have espe cial value as an expression of the confi dence of the Republicans of his own state. They all de it. Impeachment is the heroic course of treatment recommended by the New Yerk Sun, for Judge Neah Davis's ju dicial infirmities, ' PERSONAL. General Gabfield celebrated his forty ninth birthday yesterday. Governer Williams, of Indiana, has been sick for several days, and his illness took a turn yesterday, which indicated a fatal termination. Mr. Beeth made his last apoarance iu "Hamlet" iu Londen last night. The house was crowded and most enthusiastic, recalling the actor after each act. This evening he appears in " Richelieu." Beacensficlu'h novel, "End vmien," will dissapeint these who expected te find it a brilliant description of men and manners under the Bcacensficld administration. The here, " Eudymien," is said te bear a' striking resemblance te "Vivian Grey." Miss Edmexia Lewis, the colored sculp tor is very happy iu her Reman studio. In carl life her name, given te her by her Indian mother (of the Chippewa tribe), was "Wildfire," and she reamed with that tribe for fifteen years. Her father was a negre. She became a Reman Catholic. Among her best friends was is Minister Marsh. MINOR TOPICS. Geiuiam says that the three strong men in the Senate during his time as secretary were Edmunds, Ceukling and Thuriuan. Govkuxek Loxe, of Massachusetts, will be a candidate for 'the United States scnatership from that state. Skxateu Hakkis j-ays a Democratic majority of eight is certain iu the Tennes see Legislature, securing the election of a Democratic senator. Tins republic is tottering te its down fall. A Philadelphia lady has actually re fused te have her pavement washed under any circumstances. Invite your girl te go sleigh riding en Thanksgiving. The chances arc that it won't snow and a reputation for liberality is a geed thing te have. The evil genius who presides ever the Current Cemment of the Philadelphia Xcirs is the author of this high-minded suggestion. Caks with skates instead of wheels are the latest device of railroad inventive genius intended te obviate the deafening rear of the cars in passing through the streets of New Yerk ever the elevated railroad. They will be run in grooved rails. A New Enuland contemporary has some strong words in regard te the singu lar aspect which the senatorial contests in New Yerk and Pennsylvania have as sumed. It is pointed out; with unerring correctness, that iu each case the "boss' system comes boldly te the front, and, practically, one man audaciously assumes te decidc who shall and shall net be his colleague in the highest legislative body in the land. The people arc te have no say whatever iu the choice efithc man who is te represent them in the National Sen ate for six years. This is a humiliating fact, and one that is startlingly suggestive of the present "condition of our political system in the two greatest States of the Union. , -- - STATE ITEMS. E. E. Kicftcr, aged 18. naval cadul, from Alteena, has died at the Annapolis acad emy. Dr. Themas Magce was once a well known pracliencr in Allegheny county. New he is reported murdered at Lcadville. In Bedford, in a free street light, Wm. Leader threw a Btene at Jeseph Lent;-. It struck Harry Fisher, aged 12, lock-jaw set iu and the boy has died. Seme cruel heartless mother left a new born babe in the gutter near the corner of Miller and Colwell streets, Pittsburgh. It was picked up and is doing better than its mother did. A y,oer German laborer named Charles Hitler, was struck and killed while walk ing en the track a short distance west of Alteena. With three companions he was en his way te Pittsburgh. Mr. Whitcmerc Sclbridgc, of Clearfield county, was born en Saturday night, Otli inst., m tnc midst el the great storm, and about Ins birth hour the reef of his father's residence was blown off and ene of the ends driven in. A SIXGULAK CASE. Hew Thirteen .Men Oot en a Jury Trouble it Caused. ami the The case of Carsen vs. Spring, tried iu t no Lycoming county court this week te recover the value of a horse, worth about $50, had a curious and ludicrous termina tion by reason of thirteen men being en the jury. Geerge F. Fague was called as a juror in the case, but was challenged, and when the jury was sworn left the box and took a scat by the side thereof. When it retired he also followed the constable in charge and was locked up with the ethers te settle upon a verdict. The usual ani mated discussions pre and con occurred in the jury room, and number thirteen came te the front with the rest. The jurors no ticed nothing wrong until a ballet turned up showing thirteen votes. Then everybody fell te counting, and then, as every man insisted he was rightly there the mystery grew broader, deeper and mere ridiculous. Ne one could explain the mystery until they had a general consultation, and then all said "Theu art the man," but Mr. Fague had nothing te say. It is rare that anything has occurred in that court room te create such an amount of genuine and irrepressible sport and still it was tinged with sympathy for the unfortunate parties who had been put te unavailing expense and trouble. The court discharged the jury and ordered a re-trial. We don't think a case like the above has ever oc curred in this state before. A Beys' Sail Tale. A lad named Jehn Linishiglcr, aged 15 years, was found near Pottstown a day or two age, hungry, ragged and forlorn. He' said his father, 'Henry Linisbiglcr, about two months age, without any appar ent cause, ordered the lad out of the house and forbade him ever te enter it again, and since that time he has been compelled te sleep under a hay stack, and for feed had te depend upon what he could beg and what he would manage te lay held en occasionally in Ins lather s house by slipping into the cellar unawares. The boy managed te get along in this manner pretty well until the cold nights came en, with sleeping under a haystack was net comfortable. Accordingly he sought his father's house for shelter, but lie was put out and the deer was locked en him. When questioned as te his mother and the balance of tbe family, he stated that his mother had been dead ever two years, and that a sister, aged 18 years, two brothers younger than himself, and a young woman named Sybilla Seasheltz constituted the balance of the family. Herman Schmidt, a saloon keeper of Milwaukee, committed suicide in a hotel, in Buffalo, yesterday. He claimed te be the lawful husband of an actress, who re cently married Emil Wable, a prominent i physician of Buffalo. WHY SHE ELOFKD. Married at Fifteen The Union DtetaUlul A Flirtation with a Tuung Spaniard. A veumr woman was arrested as she. alighted from the cars in New Yerk en Wednesday mgnt en ine cnargc ei ciepuig from her husbaud. She was taken te police headquarters, where she has since remained. She is from Philadel phia and her name is Mrs. Lizzie Berg maun. A reporter feuud Mrs. Bergmann in the room of Matren Webb. She was in tears and sobbed violently as she listened te the arguments of President French, of the police department, who asked her te, return te her husband iu Philadelphia. While the young lady, who was only seventeen years of age, was affected, she was also determined net te com ply with the request of the official. The arrest was matte by order of Captain Eakins, who in turn received his erders from Acting Superintendent Dilks. When arrested the lady was taken te the Central office and placed in charge of Mrs. Webb, and an officer was placed en guard ever the apartments, se that she could have no communication with the outside world. When the news of her presence in the mar ble building spread there was much excite ment, and the secrecy of the higher offi cials, who encnlv declared that her iden tity should net be known, added te the feeling of curiosity. When Mrs. Bergmaun arrived at the Central office she was most fashionably dressed. She is oxtremoly prepossessing and possesses large and lustrous black eyes that fairly sparkle with girlish vi vacity. She is about live feet four inches iu height, of medium build, of dark com plexion and has black hair and eyes. Dis patches passed from the acting superin tendent te her friends yesterday, and during the day Inspector Dilks waited upon Judge Smith at Jeffersen market in regard te the matter. -Her 'friends telegraphed from Philadelphia that the girl-wife was undoubtedly insaue, but the pelice authority were in some what of a quandary about their authority iu the matter. It was final ly resolved that the husband should be sent for te come en at ouce. He was, how ever, confined te the house with a dislo cated shoulder received in a riding school by falling from his herse. Later iu the day he came en, sick as he was, and made his way at once te the central oihee. Here he was closeted with his wife for seme time. His efforts te induce her te return te Phil adelphia were unavailing, and she more over resolutely refused te live with him in future. After his interview Mr. Bergmaun went te one of the uptown hotels and the wife remained with Mrs. Webb. - The story of her life as gleaned from herself, her aunt, and a cousin who came en from Philadelphia early in the day te urge her te return te her home is interest ing. She was married te Mr. Bcrgmann, se the story runs, about two years age in Philadelphia. She was thou about fifteen years old. They went abroad at once and have lived there most of the time since. Beth arc wealthy, "and Mrs. Bergman p, who new has 87,000 a year in her own right will shortly, it is said, become the sole heiress of 825,000 per an num. Their married life was happy until last summer, when in a city in Spain the first cloud made its appearance. It is there that Mrs. Berg manu began te be mere or less discontent ed, and her actions were se strange that a watch was placed en her by her husband. This she iu time discovered and she be came mere restless than ever. Mr. Bcrg mann at last determined te come home te America and left France en the steamer France of the Cempauic General Traus atlantique. That steamer arrived here en the 2d of Novem ber, and Mr. and Mrs. Bcrgmann left at ouce for Philadelphia. There was en beard the France, se the story runs, a young Spaniard who paid most devoted attention te the young wife. Day by day they met en the promenade deck, and ev ery opportunity was afforded for llirtatien This, of course, was noticeable, and the husband remonstrated with her and ob tained her premise te step the llirtatien. When leaving the ship, it is said, she made it known that she was possessed of a wild infatuation for the Spanish stranger, and her parting with him was a sceurcc of great grief te her. On their arrival in Philadelphia they were surrounded by friends and relatives, and everything went happily until the ac cident which befel Mr. Bergmaun. His wife, taking advantage of this state of affairs, took a train for this city. Her flight was discovered, however, and a de spatch preceded her, with the result as re lated above. Mrs. Bcrgmann was in no way affrighted at her arrest, and ex pressed herself as -quite determined net , te retrace her steps. She makes no secret of the fact that her married life is distasteful te her. Seme of the officials are inclined te believe with the family that the lady is insane. Twe physicians of Philadelphia arc ready, it is said, te come en and testify te the fact, and dispatches were sent te that city re questing their attendance. It was under stood late last night that the physicians had arrived and wcre closeted with In spector Dilks and Mr. Bcrgmann. The latter, it is said, expressed himself as be ing determined te compel his wife te re turn home or else offer her the alternative of a medical examination with a view of putting her in an asylum for the insane. Efferts were made te change Mrs. Berg mann's decision by representing te her that the Spaniard whose acquaintance she had made en the steamship, France, is an adventurer. She refused te balicvc the report, but is very anxious no knew if it is true. Mr. Bcrfcmanu insists that his wife is insane. She for the first time in her life went te bed en Wednesday night without a maid te help her te disrobe. He argues that no sane woman, pure as hisgwifc is, would consent te quit a life of luxury and honor for one of poverty and disgrace. The young Spaniard with whom Mrs. Bcrg mann became infatuated was last night in a hotel in West 14th street. It was impor imper sible te obtain an interview with him. Furious Flames. The St. Leuis refining and smelting works at Cheltenham, a suburb of St. Leuis, were destroyed by fire early yester day morning. Less, $75,000. The fire was caused by the bursting of a smelting furnace, containing 25 tens of molten lead. Jehn Williams, the night engineer, was burned te death in trying te save his clothing. One hundred and fifty men are thrown out of employment by the destruc tion of the works. The Philadelphia & Reading railroad depot in Trenten, N. J., was burned last evening, with the contents and six cars leaded with freight. Batsderfs saw and grist mills, at Pine Greve, Pa., was burned en Thursday night, with 100 bushels of wheat, 500 bushels of corn and ether grain. The town of Jamisen, in Plumas ceuutv. Nevada, was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. Forty buildings were burned. The "Business Beem." The deputations appointed by the spin ners' union, of Fall river, te ask an ad vance of 10 percent., called upon the man ufacturers, yesterday, but wcre told that the state of the market did net warrant the advance. Seme of the manufacturers said, "new would be a geed time for both manufacturers and employers te take a vacation." J. & W. Hossack, grain dealers, of Odell, III, made an assignment en Thurs day. Their liabilities are estimated at upwards of $350,000, and it' is estimated that their assets will net pay ever 50 cents en the dollar. Dexie's "Chicago Grain and Prevision Exchange," in Chicago, failed yesterday. Liabilities will probably net exceed $30,-000. LATEST MEWS BY MAIL, The public debt of Mexico amounts te 6144,000.000. The official vote of Oregon, gives Gar field 7G3 majority. William Buckhcim, keeper of a market in Albany, N. Y., has disappeared, leav ing debts variously estimated at from $5,000 te 14,000. A pay car ami a train were wrecked by a collision eear Lancaster, Ohie, yester day. Bert Pcarce, engineer, was fatally injured. A saw mill near Stevenson, Ala., was demolished yesterday by a boiler explo sion. Four men wcre killed and four in jured, two perhaps fatally. Cadet Midshipman Edmuud B. Kiefcr, of the third ciass iu the naval academy at Annapolis, died en Thursday night, ofjtcr efjtcr ofjtcr iteuitis. He was a native of Alteena, Pa. Jacob Gcetmau, aged 40 years, a dry goods merchant, of Seuth Ambey, N. J., committed suicide en Thursday night. He had been insane for seme tiniu. Jehn Riley, of Stevens' Point, Wis., was arrested in Winona, Minn., yesterday, en the charge of having attempted te as sassinate Judge Sherman Page, at Austin, Minn., iu August last. The St. Leuis refinery and smelting works, situated at Cheltenham, Me., were destroyed by fire yesterday morning. The less is about $125,000. Insured ler $35, 000. The British steamer Mildred. Captain Leng, which sailed from New Yerk Sep tember 2$, for Marseilles, has feuudcrcd iu the Atlantic. The crew, 23 iu number, wcre drowned. The executive council has completed the official canvsss of the presidential vote of Massachusetts, which shows as fellows : Garfield, 105,198; Hancock, 111,060 ; Weaver, 4,548 ; Dew, 082. The Mexican Chamber of Deputies has, by a majority of 108 votes, refused te al low Mr. Charnay te remove any antiqui ties out of the cjuntry. Mr. Charnay has goue te Yucatan te make explorations. The commissioner of internal revenue was advised yesterday of the arrest, in Ro Re wan county, Ky., of nine illicit distillers and the seizure of six distilleries, with a quantity of whisky and beer. Charles E. Auchist, an Italian of geed appearance and address, is swindling peo ple extensively in the Seuth by represent ing himself as being connected with 'lie secret service division of the treasury de partment. Margaret McDoueugh, of Ne. UOOEllery strcci, Williamsburg, was committed yes terday en a verdict of the coroner's jury, for the murder of her child by throwing it alive in an outhouse vault. Carrie Kents Icr was held as an accessory te the deed. Judge McCrary, in Denver, Cel., yester day, refused a motion te transfer the case of Indian Agent Berry te the state courts, the judge holding that tbe United States has exclusive jurisdiction en the Indian reservations. hecretary .bvarts left Washington yes terday for JNew lerk, where he is te de liver an oration at the unveiling of the statue of Alexander Hamilton, in Central park te-day. Hayes left in a special car last evening te attend the unveiling cere monies. At a meeting of the creditors of Mrs. Howe, manager of "The Ladies' Deposit" held iu the insolvency court in Bosten, yesterday, Judge McKiin decided te ap point an assignee in the case, and Mr. Augustus Russ was appointed te that of fice. A large number of women were pre sent at the meeting, representing claims te ever $150,000. The grand jury at San Francisce has presented an accusation against Mayer Kalloch charging him with having pro cured the appointment of W. P. Hughcy te a position in the effice of the register of voters and then demanded a share of Hughey's salary. The jury also charge the mayor, auditor and city attorney with having work done en the new city hall without' advertising for bids. Charles Dean and a friend went coou ceou coeu huiitiug in Sullivan county, N. Y., the ether day and succeeded in treeing one of the animal and net being able te dis lodge him began cutting down the tree. While his companion chopped Dean watched for the coon and when the tree fell Dean did net succeed in getting out of the way and was crushed into a jelly be neath the trunk. He was dead when cx 'iricatcd. TKAIMXU 1.0VKKS. Mew Twe 11 ke Count' Maiden Changed Oil' en Account or Politics. Net far from the town of Lackawaxcn is the home of two young ladies, sisters, aged rcsiwetively 18 and 20 years. They were each receiving the addresses of levcis who were brothers, and both couples were engaged te be married. It was their in in tcutien te celebrate a deuble wedding about the holidays, but new matters have chauged. A few weeks age the four were sitting together in the parlor at the girls' home, when the elder lady expressed a desire te attend a political meeting then being held iu a near-by village. She asked her lever te accompany her, but he refused point blank, S'ving as his reason that he was net a cmecrat. The young lady insisted, but still he refused. Finally she turned te his brother, who, it seems, was a Democrat, and asked him te accompany her. Te the surprise of all he at ence consented, aud they went te the meeting. The two who remained at home wcre quite indignant, the one at the conduct of her lever and the ether at the way his sweet heart had acted. The mere they discussed it the angrier they became. They dis covered that they the ones at home wcre both Republicans, while the two who had gene wcre of Democratic proclivities. They talked en, discovering little by little similarities of tastes and habits, and finally resolved each te break with the old love and form a new alliance. Ne sooner re solved than the compact was ratified with a kiss, when by chance the ethers entered. The gentleman told his brother at once what they had decided te de. T6 his great surprise no sorrow was shown, no anger manifested, and his wonder was in creased when he was informed that the ether couple, while en their way home, had resolved te de just the same thing. The hugging, therefore, new gees en as usual, and the wedding will take place about JNcw Year. Farmer Troutman's Murder. Henry Rumbcrgcr, ene of the Trout man murderers, made a public confession yesterday, in which he says he and Frank Rumberger entered into final arrange ments last Saturday te rob the old farmer and en Sunday proceeded te carry out the plot. Henry says he was shot at by Trout- man and missed, and that Frank .told him that he had fired at the old man subsequently. This is iu ceullictjwith the ante-mortem statement of Ireutman, who said lleniy had shot him. The "squealer" mentions the names of several persons who, he says, saw him and Frank driving together en the day of the murder. This is inconsistent with the declaration of Frank, who de clares that he was net in Henry's company en Sunday, but lends importance te the statement of Frank's wife, who says that her husband was away from home most of the day of the crime and at the time when it is alleged te have been committed. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Course of Lectures by Dr. (ireenwulil. The Junier Missionary society of Triuity church, has inaugurated a course of low priced lectures, intended for the instruction of young people, and ethers, te be deliver ed by Dr. Grecnwald in the upper lecture room of the chapel. The price of admis sion te a single lecture has been put at the small sum of ten cents, in order that they may be accessible te all. The proceeds will go into the treasury of the society. The first lecture will be delivered en Meuday evenibg the 22d inst., and ethers will fol fel low at intervals of a few weeks. The sub. ject. of the first lecture will lie the " Dis cevery et America by Columbus , the second, "The ascent of Mauua Lea by the American Exploring Expedition under Lieut. Wilkes ;" the third. " The Pyramid efGhisch, in Egypt;" the fourth : "Inci dents iu the Life of La Fayette." The last was delivered nearly a year age, aud will be repeated by request, with additions re lating te LaFayettc's visit te Lancaster. Such a course of lectures en historical subjects, art the low rate of admission mentioned, will, no doubt, be a success The subjects are all interesting, ami such as convey useful information which all should possess. They will be instructive as well as interesting. It is another step iu the right direction. The studies iu As tronomy, inaugurated by Prof. McCaskey for young men, arc very useful and are highly appreciated. The Microscepical society affords instruction and entertain ment for many young person:;. Iu addi tion te these means of instruction this course of low priced lectures en historical subjects will serve te aid these who attend them iu obtaining useful knowledge, and enable them te rpend their evenings profitably, as well as pleasantly. FIKH AT I.ITITZ. Twe Frame J)u'uli;u limine Itiirnctl. This morning between one ami . two o'clock the residence of Isaac Habccker, Lititz, was discovered te be en lire, and iu a short time was burned te the ground to gether with an adjoining frame dwelling house, also owned by Mr. Habccker, and occupied by the families of Henry Emig and Jacob Palm, the former of whom oc cupied the lower and the latter the upper portion of the house. Se rapid was the spread of the flames that it was with diffi culty Mr. Habccker and Mr. Emig saved their furniture even in damaged condition, while Mr. Palm lest nearly of his having assisted the ethers in getting nut theirs until it was tee late te go up stairs and save hiVewn. It is net known with certainty hew the fire originated, but it is supposed te have caught from a stove iu Air. Habeckcr's house, as the night being cold, the family had kept a geed fire burning up te the time they went te bed with a view of keeping it all night. Mr. Habeckcr's" houses were substan tial two story frames, with only a four-feet alley between them. They wcre worth at least $1,000 each, and arc a total less, though partly covered by insurance. Mr. Emig is the barber at the Lititz Springs hotel. His less is net heavy, but he is put te the inconvenience of looking up a new home. Mr. Palm is a laboring man and loses nearly everything he had, and, with his family, is thrown out of a home. The only lire apparatus in Lititz is an old hand-engine and a few chemical ex tinguishers. They could de nothing to wards saving the burning buildings, but prevented the llaiucs from spreading te adjoining properties. Death ercimrles Fcmlrich in llaltimere. Charles Fcndrich, a retired tobacco mer chant, died suddenly en Thursday niorn niern iug about 4 o'clock, of apoplexy, at his res idence, Ne. 1S7 Druid Hill avenue, Balti more. The night before he was in his usual health and attended alccturc at St.Pctcr's P.E.church. Shortly after his return home, while seated in a chair, he complained of fecjing badly, and was unable te rise. His wife and son went te him and found him paralyzed. He was taken te his room where he lingered in an unconscious state until he died. He leaves a widow and son. 3Ir. Fendrieh was born at Ferchhcini, Baden, Germany, April 4, 1S2G, and came te Baltimore when 4 years of age. He was the founder of a tobacco house there in 1B1!, which did business at Ne. 4 'J Seuth street until 1800, when it was discontinued. The linn was Fcndrich Bres., five brothers constituting the firm. In 1S55 they established a factory at Col umbia, this county, where Jehn Fcndiich continues it. A warehouse was opened in 18G0 at Evansville, Ind., new in charge of Harman Fcndrich. Francis Fcndrich, an other of the firm, opened a branch .tobacco warehouse at Dallas, Texas, in 1877. Since the clesinjr of the Baltimore house Mr. Charles Fcndrich had engaged in business. net been actively Te He Published. At the conclusion of the recent Luthe ran Sunday-school convention iu Lebanon, President J. P. Mayscr stated that during the sessions of the convention much mere had been presented te the minds of Sunday-school workers present than they could be able te carry back te their work, and expressed a desire that if possible ab stracts of the addresses delivered be pub lished iu some form. After seme discus sion it was agreed te publish such extracts in pamphlet form, and thn secretary w.-yg instructed te supervise the work, Presi dent Mayscr and Rev. E. Grecnwald, D. D. e co-operate with him. Iturstlng or n Wtcr Fine. The service pipe that supplies the First national bank building with water, burst or was broken off just outside the curb stone in front of the bank last night, and' considerable water ran into the basement. The Belgian block pavement' was dug up and the broken pipe was plugged this morning preparatory te putting anew pipe in. Ine accident was probably caused by the sinking of the earth in the trench in which the pipe was laid. Preaching a Dedication Sermon. St. Jehn's Reformed Church, Johns town, will be dedicated te the service of the Triune Ged, te-morrow. Rev. Theo Theo eore Apple, D. D., of Lancaster, Fa., will preach the dedicatory sermon. The in stillation of Rev. W. H. Bates, pastor loci will place in the evening, Rev. Bates is well-known here having been formerly a student though net a graduate of Frank lin and Marshall college. The "Electric Lights." This company appeared for the second time in the opera house last night. The audience was as large if net larger than upon the previous evening. The perform ance was nearly the same and itgave satis faction. The company went te Harrisburg en the 11 o'clock train. They appear there te-night. Off tbe Track. This morning the driving wheels of en gine 1G4, third local freight cast jumped the track at Lcvau's siding, this side Wit mcrs station en the Pennsylvania railroad, blocking the track for mere than an hour. Ne harm was done the engine and it re sumed its journey as seen as it was placed upon the track. Stueke Heuse Burned. Yesterday the smoke house attached te Nicholas Danner's hotel at Paradise, took fire, probably from the fire built in it for curing meat, and before it was discovered nearly the entire reef was burned off and the flames had reached the kitchen ad joining, but they were extinguished be fore much damage was done. COURT OFQUARTER SESSIONS. i Kesular November Term. .Friday Aftirtuen. Cenfth vs. Lewis Dickch- of this city, assault aud battery. Margaretta Dickcl, the wife of the de fendant, was the presecutrix. She testi fied that her husbaud had been beaten her and otherwise abused her at different times. Upen ene Sunday in September he and .his brother threatened te hang aud cut her. Dcfendant hit and kicked her. The defense was that Dickcl had never touched his wife ; he claimed that he was net at home en the Sunday en which he is alleged te have hurt her. The jury ren dered a vcrdictef net guilty with defen dftftt te pay tbrcc-feurths of the costs and Margaretta Dickcl, the presecutrix, one fourth of the costs. The grand jury returned the follewin;: bilts : True Bills. Henry Greek, burglary; Jacob Trestle and Frank Witmcr, assault and battery ; Steve Brown, larceny ; Peter Robinson, entering an out-house te com mit a felony and larceny ; Frank Witmcr, malicious mischief; Alenzo Hambright, breaking jail; Henry Ransing, keeping a disorderly house ; Washington borough, neglect of duly. Jgneicd. Adam Bregauj with the pros ecutor, Wm. Musseiuian, te pay the costs. Cem'th vs. Jehn F. Sales, of this city, assault and battery. The prosecutor was Frederick Gretwald, the "old iron and rag man." He testified that he was driving along Duke street seme time in August ; when near the' court house the street was crowded with vehicles and he was com pelled te step ; he had a wagon leaded with iron, several long pieces of which protruded from the cud of the wagon ; the defendant drove up behind him when wit ness told him te stay back ; the defendant then became angry aud jumping out of his buggy struck witness several times with a whip ; after this both parties drove te Orange street ; when they reached that point Sales again attacked witness, knock ing him down aud beating him. Several ether witnesses testified that they saw Sales hit Gretwald with a whip and after wards with his fist at Orange street. The defense was that upon this day Mr. Sales was driving along Duke street ; lie was in a great hurry and told Gretwald te hurry upas he wanted te pass ; instead of hurrying Gretwald struck Mr. Sales's horse ever the head, knocking out one of the animal's eyes ; when Sales discovered this he get out of the wagon and struck Gretwald ever the back with a whip ; he then get into his buggy and started off ; when he reached Orange street, Gretwald, who was ahead of him get out of his wagon and caught his (Sales's) horse ; Sales told him te let go, hut instead of doing se Jhtil&uck the horse several times with a suclc Sales then get out and struck him twice. The jury rendered a vcrdictef guilty. Cem'th. vs Peter Robinson, burglary and larceny. The defendant was charged with stealing a pair of shoes and some leather, the property of Lancaster county, and a pair of pantaloons, the property of Jehn Miller, from the shoemaker's shop at the county almshouse ; the shop is imme diately under the part occupied by Supcrin tendant Breck and it was broken into en the night of November 0, when these thing were taken. The shoes and pantaloons were afterward found en Robinson. The defendant was net allowed te testify in the burglary case but he denied having stolen the pants ; he said that the pants, which Miller said were his, were net. The jury rendered a verdict of guilty. Henry Greek plead guilty te the charge of the larceny of a watch from Bcnjaraan Asten, of Salunga. He was sentenced te eleven months imprisonment. Friday Evening Cem'th vs. Mary Phil lips, dissuading witnesses. The defend ant resides in this city. On the 24th of August last hearings were held before Al derman Barr en a case of surety of the peace, brought against Mary 1'hillips by Henrietta Urban, and one of disorderly conduct against the same defendant pre fc rrcd by Henry Miller. Among the wit ucssessubpa'nacd for this hearing, te tes tify in behalf of the complainant, was Mrs. Mary Morningstar. It was charged by the commonwealth that the defendant had dissuaded this witness. Mary Morningstar tcstilicd that she was subpemacd te attend the hearing ; the de fendant came te her and told her that she (witness) went te the hearing she should swear in favor of her ( defendant ) or she would sue her ; she also said that if she did net want te attend the hearing she (defendant) would let her knew and she could go away. Mr. Morningstar also tes tified te these facts, but neither he nor his wife was certain as te whether the conver sation occurred before or after the sub pa:na was issued. The commonwealth abandoned the case at this point, as they thought that it was very uncertain as te the time when the conversation took place. A verdict of net guilty, with county for costs, was taken. Cem'th vs. Franklin Witmer, assault and battery and malicious mischief: It was charged that upon the third of No vember the defendant committed an as sault en Mrs. Barbara Buckius, residing en Mulberry street. It was shown that upon this day the defendant threw several stones against the house of Mrs. Buckius ; when she went out en the perch she was struck by ene of the stones, which broke her shoulder bone and otherwise badly bruised her. A number of witnesses tes tified that they saw Witmcr throwing stones at the heuse ; Dr. King testified that he attended Mrs. Buckius's injuries. The defense was that upon this day the defendant was walking up the Quarryvillc railroad ; when he reached the house of Mrs. Buckius, Winlicld Buckius,a son of the old lady, became engaged in a light with a man named Hcrr ; the defendant at tempted te separate the men ; after he had succeeded Buckius knocked him down ; the latter then ran into the house and pro cured an axe, with which he threatened te kill defendant ; the latter then picked up two pieces of brick which he threw at Winficld Buckius, one of which may have hit the old lady ; witness did net threw anything else ; stones were thrown by ether parties. The commonwealth's- witnesses stated that the stones were thrown 20 minutes after the light with Winfield Buckius. Saturday Morning. Alenzo Hambright plead guilty te a charge of breaking from the county jail. He was sentenced te an imprisonment of two years and three months. The court asked Hambright where he get the tools, with which he made his escape. He said he received them from a fellow convict. Jehn Sales, convicted of assaulting Fred crick Gretwald, was sentenced te pay a fine of $20 and costs. In the cases against Frank Witmer charged with malicious -mischief and as sault and battery, the jury found him guilty of assaultiand battery aud net guilty of malicious mischief, but te pay the cost:,. He was sentenced te undergo an imprison ment of three months. The cases of Jehn B. Uestcttcr, charged with embezzlement, Jehn Forward, ferni catien and bastardy,and J.Andrcw,assault and battery, were nel pressed for want of evidence. Cemth vs. Lewis Dickel, surety of the peace and desertion. The prosecuting was the wife of the defendant. The desertion case was dropped, as the court made a de cree at the August term directing Dickcl te pay a certain sum per week. Sirs Dickcl testified that the defendant had frequently threatened her, and she was afraid of him. Dickel was directed te pay the costs of the surety of the peace case and enter into a recognizance te keep the peace. Cem'th vs. Ames Harman, surety of the peace. The defendant was charged with making threats against a five-year-old son of Lemuel Bachler. He was ordered te pay the costs and enter into his recogniz ance te keep the peace. Cem'th vs. Lemuel Bachler, surety of the peace. Annie Kissinger charged the defendant with making threats "against her. The defendant denied having made any threats. The court ordered Bachler te pay the costs and te enter into his recognizance te keep the peace. Cem'th vs. James B. Staubbs, surety of the peace. II. U. Gantz, of 3It. Jey town ship, was the complainant, and he charged the defendant with having threat ened te cripple him. The defendant swore that he just said he would whip him if he did nut step talking about him. Staubbs was ordered te pay costs aud te enter into his recognizance te keep she peace. Cem'th vs. Samuel Tayler, colored, de sertion. Amanda Tavler, the wife of the defendant, testified that her husband failctl te provide for her sufficiently. Samuel waswilliugte take his wife home with him and provide for her. The case was continued until January. The complaint against Jehn Kegel, charged with desertion, was dismissed, as the parties arc living together. Cem'th vs. Winfield Buckius, ..rthU city, .surety of the peace. Frank Witmer testified that the defendant threatened te cut him with an axe. The defendant was ordered te pay thecents ami te give bail te keep the peace. In the esse of Peter . Beas and Philip Dickcl, two small boys, charged with steal ing money from the stere of Jehn Weaver, Dickel plead guilty and was ordered te be sent te the house of refuge. A nel. pros. was entered iu the ease or Beas en ac count of his youth, and his father became his surety for his future geed behavior. Jehn Recser, the young boy who wa convicted of stealing a watch from Benja min Wiggins was ordered te be taken te the house of refuge. Unas Kcndig, who plead guilt- te ste al ing several cases of tobacco, was sentenced te 18 mouths imprisonment. Thu grand jurv returned the following bills : True bills : Themas Housten, tiamp , Win. McPherson, embezzlement ; Jehn Spindler, assault and batter v. Ihemas Housten plead guilty te being a tramp and was sculciiccdt'i nine mouth.-', imprisonment. (mini .lury'n Itonert. The final report of the grand jury was returned at 1 :','! e'cltck. It wai; as fol fel lows : Te the JluiiiH'iilite. the .1 minis f jlic Court of Oyer itii'l Trrii'iurr etvl .It'll ieliicr; unit iiuarte? sexsirm nf thr I'recr of Isinrdstcr ("ei'iiti:. The grand inquest empaneled te in quire into and for the county of Lancas ter at the November sessions, 1880, re spectfully report that we have acted en i'2'2 bills presented te us by the district at torney, of which 108 were returned true bills, anil 1 1 were ignored. Of the bill.-; acted upon there were for larceny :!., forni cation and bastardy C, embezzlement 4, assaulting an ellicer I, tramps II, assault aud battery 12, attempt te ravish 1, ob structing legal process 1, resisting an offi cer 2, selling liquor te miners 1, entering an out house with intent te commit a fel ony 4, accessory te larceny after the fact '.', libel 4, receiving .stolen goods 5, false pre tense 1. dissuading witnesses 1, breaking jail 2, fniudnlcntly secreting goods 1, ne glect of duty 2, burglary 5, earrying con cealed deadly weapons 2, horse stealing 1, entering dwelling house te commit felony 1, malicious mhehief 1, disorderly home 1. The grand inquest concur with many of their predecessors iu directing the tittcu tittcu tien of the court te the large proportion of petty cases with which the local admin istration of justice is vexed. Toe many of our constables and committing magistrate:; exercise their offices for the multiplica tion of their fees instead of the enforce ment of law and order. Complaints are made aud encouraged te be made for the purpose of making a ease. Ca:cs are sub-divided te afford a multiplicity of complaint::, warrants, sobpemas, in dictments and multiplied fees at every stage of them. Innumerable unnecessary witnesses arc ubjueuacd be cause their mini bcr increases the fees : continuances from court te court increase the expenses until, in the end, whether borne by prosecutor, defendant or thu county, their outrageous and excessive amounts bring the adminis tration of justice into disrepute. Reform is ncecssarj', and we urgently recommend such i emulations by the court or such legislation, if needs be, as will cut existing abuses by the root. The grand inquest was subjected te much inconvenience and delay by the failure of witnesses te prompt ly answer when called. Iu the fttithcr discharge of our duties as instructed by your hon orable con it we visited the public institutions. Iu thu home for friendless children we found 5)1 inmates, 21 females, 08 males, 2 colored females and : colored males. We found them all in geed health, under the efficient management of Mrs. Hamaker:::d her assistants, who sem te be doing all in tlieir power for the moral, intellectual and physical training of these wards of the county. We found the build ing ina iieatandclcauly condition through out and apparently in geed repair. Wc next visited the almshouse, under the management of 3I: Jehn Breck, who re ported 10: innnitcs ; 17 males, 18 females, 4 female children and 1 male children. We also visited the new barn lately erected by the cjui.ty in place of the one recently de stroyed by fire, and found it te b.s a neat and substantial structure and refleetscred it en the contractor. We also recommend a lire plug as has been recommended by a former grand jury. Wc next visited the hespital.in which under the management of Mr. B. F. Cox. we round 2M inmates. AVe found both almshouse and hospital neat and iu excellent order. In the further discharge of our duties wc visited the prison iu which wc found 145 convicts, SI undergoing their respective sentences, 40 for trial aud 21 for drunken and disor derly eeudvet. Iu obedience te the in structions of the honorable court, wemads a most careful examination of this institu tion, and inquired particularly about the matter te which our attention was specially directed in the charge of his honor Judge Livingston. We found the institution clean, weli-oidered, the inmates provided for as directed by law, and the sentences of the com tin separate and solitary con finement carried out as far as they can pos sibly be with the present accommodations. The keener of the prison, Mr. Jehn P. Wcisc, has been most faithful and efficient iu the discharge, of all his duties, and any blame for any alleged mismanagement can not be attributed te him. If tools have been furnished te any of the convicts it has been iu the face of his constant efforts te see that the law in cases of separate and solitary confinement is strictly enforced, and while wc were unable te discover any dereliction en the part of any of the undcrkecpers or watchmen, it must be remembered that .Mr. Wcisc, the keeper, is net responsible for their appointment. If any of them have been derelict the inspectors who appointed them should be held accountable for their conduct. We carefully cx.imitied,ne by one, the keeper, the underkecpsr. baker and all thceflicials about the prison, and two of the inspec tors en tluj matters into which we were di rected te inquire. iVinle it is true that the Lancaster county prison is a penitentiary, as te one class of criminals confined iu it, it is at the same time the common jail of the county as te another class ; hence at all times there are inmates net sentenced te separate and solitary confinement, whose time is utilized, ami as they work in and about the prison they may slip te the convicts iu their cells tools with which ve attempt their escape. The grand iuquest de net believe that visitors ite '