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LANCASTER DA1LJ lKTELtlGENCER MONDAY NOVEMBER 29 1880.
Lancaster intelligencer. MONDAY EVENING, NOV. 39, 1880. Senater Gnat. The people vlie are se anxious te find a soft place for ex-President Grant think they hare found just the thing in the Pennsylvania senatership. It is very be coming that an ex-president should be a senator ; and some think that they ought te be se disposed of as seen as they go out of the executive office. There are just new half a dozen vacant senator ships at the disposal of the Republicans, and one among them certainly 'should be assigned te Grant. lie is hovering ever the country in an eagle-like sort of way, looking for a nice fat prize in the waters below, and hankering sorely after an elevated eyrie where he can be lazy and comfortable and conspicuous. He has no local habitation in any par ticular place, though it was lately an nounced that he had bought the New Yerk home of the father of his son-in-law, and proposed abiding there. At that time there was talk of the New Yerk senatership for him. But new the Pennsylvania prospect is brighter for hiin, for several reason of very par ticular force. The choice of Grant in Pennsylvania would net only satisfy the Republican aristocratic feel ing that he should be pensioned en the government, but it would be par ticularly grateful te his many rich and weak-minded admirers in Phil adelphia ; and, .mere than all, would lie very agreeable te Senater Cameren, because he has thus the best chance te beat Grew, and that with a candidate, who will suit him exactly ; for Grant would cheerfully leave the disposition of the patronage te Cameren : and that is the particular value te Cameren of the senatorial office. He has been very -sorry that he was te have a Republican instead of a Demo cratic colleague ; and he would be tempt ed te resign if he had te take such a one as Grew, with whom he would be con stantly snarling ever the bones. Having been se long in supreme authority it would go ill with him te have te take an aggressive partner.With Grant by hissidej however, the situation would lie lovely, and it is very likely that the feat of ele vating the general into the vacant Penn sylvania senatership will be undertaken. It has our sympathy. We should like te see G rant staked down somewhere. We de net consider him te be se important a man as his friends think him, nor de wc find in him the qualities which will enable him te shine as a senator. But as wc are net in charge of his repu tation wc are quite willing and even anxious that he shall try that place, or any ether that will enable hiin te demonstrate his talents, if he has any. He lias been ballooning a long time en the reputation he wen for dog ged lighting, without counting the cost, that was successful against a weaker ene my. And te-day no one disputes Grant's obstinacy. Seme people think that he has, beside, a great deal of brain power. Weshail be heartily glad te see him show it in the .Senate. It will be a great satis faction te knew that a man whom se massy people have been pawing ever and exalting has the profundity of thought and the perspicuity of speech which will make him a valuable senator. It will show that his truniieters are net the soft-headed creatures they have been suspected of being, and that they could tell a hawk from a hand-saw when they came across it. General Grant has our best wishes for his success in his sweep upon our sena sena eorship ; and wc hope that when he gets it he will knew what tode with it. Life Senators. The Iev Yerk Independent, which de sires it te be understood that it, and net the Tribune, started the preposition te make life senators out of the ex-presi-dents,has been trying te feel the pulse of popular opinion en the subject. Of a dozen and a half letters en the subject published from its leading contributors, mostly presidents and divines, scarcely a third of them give it an unhesitating and unqualified approval. Of these who oppose it some give such weighty reasons in objection as are net met by the pro jectors nor answered by these favoring the preposition. One of these clearly is te be found iu the constitutional prevision, winch de clares that no state's equality of repre repre santatien in the Senate shall be impaired without its consent. As seen as Grant and Hayes would get in,their states would in reality each have three senators, for as Senater Wallace in his letter te the Independent siys : " An ex-president born in and chosen from Delaware or Rhede Island could net vote against his convictions, seen from the standpoint of his own state, and thus Delaware or Rhede Island would have three senators, Pennsylvania or New Yerk but two." President Bartlett,of Dartmouth col lege, thinks that " the presidentialeffice is or should be a remarkable education in wisdom, statesmanship and bread pa triotism,ef which' the nation might'well reap the permanent benefit," and cites " the seventeen closing years of Jehn Quincy Adams's life, spent in the Heuse of Representatives, generally recognized its by far the most brilliant and noble portion of his long public career." All of which only proves that if the presi dency fits one who serves in it accepta bly for future public service, his state can witii credit te itself and in accord ance with high precedent, summon its citizen ex-president into the Heuse or Senate. There is nothing improper iu this. On the ether hand if the presi dential office shall net have served as "an education in wisdom, statesman ship and bread patriotism," the earlier the ex-presidents are retired from public position the better. The Reading & Columbia railroad company ought te provide better facili ties for passenger travel te this city early in the morning and from it late in the afternoon, for the north. Tiie morning train seldom reaches here new before 10:30 a. m., and tlie afternoon train leaves at 3:35 p.m. These are inconve nient hours for the many persons (along its line who have occasion te de business in Lancaster. What is wanted is a trajn from the Lancaster comity stations reaching here net later than 8:30 and leaving here about 6 p. m. We believe the increased passenger trade would jus tify this addition te the present facili ties; while the business interests of Lancaster, the convenience of jurors and witnesses and every public accommoda tion would be promoted. m Seme InfematlMu The Rev. Dr.Knight is indignant with the Intelligencer for publishing the reflections of Mrs. Hepkins upon high church Episcopalian observances. He declined te give us his sermon of yester day or the substance of it; he had al ready given the manuscript te the Ex aminer and he refused te tell us what he bad said. He declared te our re porter that he was net indignant at the criticism en the church, because it was leveled at bis church, as he conceived, but because he consider ed it te be a false and unworthy assault upon religious observances. The procedure in his church differed in no re spect from that in the church of the bishop at Reading and in hundreds of ether Episcopal churches; and no mem bers of his congregation were dissatisfied with what was done by him. Te Dr. Knight we have te say that we publish what is said by Mrs. Hepkins, net because we knew or believe her crit icism te be just and true ; of that we ex press no opinion. We print it just as we are glad te print the -observations of any one upon any topic of interest, when they are made in a "proper way. And we are especially glad te publish anything that comes te us that is writ ten brightly and forcibly and that we feel sure will be entertaining te our readers. Taking care that nothing is said that is libelous or indecent, nor anything that we knew te be untrue, we feel free te open our col umns te all who can speak in an enter taining way. We publish a paper for the entertainmet and instruction of our readers and one of our chief aims is te give expression te the current thought of the community. We say this te the Rev. Dr. Knight, net by way of apology, but for his' infor mation ; being greatly surprised, how ever, that we should need te say it for such purpose. Fer we consider Docter Knight te be a very intelligent and force ful man, who has exercised a marvelous control ever what has net always been an accordant congregratien," and taken it along in leading strings after him as only a man of great ability could have done. We have for him a very high esteem, and we regret that we should have this dif ference with him. It is simply one of judgment.- We are confident that we are right in publishing what Mrs. Hepkins has te say, and we have en our table another communica tion from her which we will print to morrow. We beg te say te Dr.Knight that she is net alone in her views among the members of his con gregation. This he doubtless knows. These who prefer the low church observances very naturally leek ask ance at the high church rites. It could net be otherwise. It is cred itable all around that with this differ ence in views the congregation get along se well together. It is especially a feath er in the rector's cap; for there has been a deal of concession ; and it has been te his views. Tbe Water Works The New Era does net de justice te Superintendent of the Water Works Kitch when it pronounces his discharge of his official duties "a positive and serious disadvantage te the city," as compared with the administration which preceded him and for the speedy return of which the JVcw Era sighs. The posi tion of superintendent of the water works in this city is a very difficult one te fill. The salary paid te its incumbent is net such as te command the very highest mechanical talent, industry and economical management. The difficul ties of the place are greatly increased by many deficiencies in our water works system and by " mechanical frauds " and "costly blunders" for which previous and net the present management is re sponsible. The present superintendent, no doubt, has made occasional errors of mechanical judgment, as all his predecessors have most of them in much larger degree. But en the whole he has done well. He has la bored with remarkable industry ; he has conducted the department economically; his administration has been free from jobbery and favoritism in the purchase of supplies and furnishing of material ; he has secured a mere prompt and com plete collection of the water rents than ever before : th lifinpssarv imnrnvA, mentsmade under his direction haveT'a'es m tue bighest circles of society and been well and economically made ; and the water supply has been as abundant as any one could have procured for the city with the facilities which were left te him by preceding administrations. In claiming this for him we belive " we are simply giving voice te the convictions of our most conservative citizens without regard te their party proclivities." Faults there are and grave defects in our water works system which call for prompt, intelligent consideration, but they lie far back of the administration of the office of superintendent ; and when they receive attention we trust it will be free from the partisan and jobbing flavor which has in times past tee strongly tinctured our waterworks legislation. Twe Children Bnraed te Death. Twe children of Geerge Malley, son and daughter, were burned te death in the house of their parents near Laurinburg, N. C, en Saturday, under the most pain ful circumstances. The children were left in charge of their grandfather, who tied them close te the fireplace and went out into' the field, half a mile distant, te pick cotton. Whilst thus engaged the clothing the children caught fire. ' The flames were communicated te the house, which was burned te the ground before any assistance could be. had. The children's cries were unheard. There was no one near te rescue them and they perished in the flames. Their bones were found in the debris by the agonized grandfather upon his return te tbe spot where his house had steed . A boiler exploded in Andrew Moere's foundry at St. Charlette, killing Geerge Moere, his son, and another man whose name is unknown, and severely injuring j four ethers. AMM.wmi ute dvu flu nuuuvi nuvae I lONOB TOPICS. The New Yerk manager who purposed bringing out the " Passion Play " has abandoned his purpose in deference te tbe strong counter-set of public opinion. General Shebmax shows no sentimen tality about the Whittaker case, but sus tains Gen. Schefield's viewef the matter and says that it is absurd for any petition te reinstate him te be' sent te 3Ir. Hayes after the decision of the academic beard, by whose consent alone he could be re stored. Nene of these people who have been talking se sentimentally about Whit taker have extended any social courtesies te Bruce and his wife or Fred Douglas. As effort is being made by prominent members of the Campbellite church te erect a church edifice in Washington, L). V., suitable te tne dignity et a presi dential worshiper. The movement origi nated in Ohie and is new communicated te their leading church members. The present edifice is a little frame affair, like a country school house. Seme expectant office-holders have taken the matter in hand and will push it te an early complex tien. Since the election the increased at. tendance cannot be accommodated, and forms an interesting illustration of official sycophancy and social toadyism The New Yerk World makes a geed point when it takes Talmage te task for criticising tbe proposed production of the Passion Play. "Men like Talmage, con tinually give precisely the same sort of offense as was threatened by the Passion Play te the religious sentiments of civil ized people. It is a little hard upon Mr. Aeuey, we admit, that a public opinion which party tolerates Talmage should have been successfully invoked against the Passion Play. The only opposition which Talmage can logically offer te the production of the play is that it is a rival show te his own. He has for years shocked the sensibilities of decent people by pre cisely the same detailed and . familiar treatment of sacred themes as that te which such people objected iu the Passion Play, and if Talmage's method is rather acre- uatic man dramatic, we de net sec that a circus is a mera religious entertainment than a theatre." Judge Wallace, of the United States district court for Northern New Yerk, has declared iuvalid tbe New Yerk state law of 1866, which provided for the taxation of bask shares. The law has always been in mere or less trouble, apparently because it was very defective in a number of ways, and the bank en whose contest the deci sien has been rendered has been protesting and fighting for ten years against the en forcement of the law. The act made no previsions for the deduction of debts from the amount of the valuation, and an at tempt te make the assessment in accord ance therewith get the law into the courts. The New Yerk court of appeals decided that no deduction en account of debts could be made as the act steed, and the I supreme court of the United States affirm ed this view but went farther and declared that the law was in conflict with the United States statutes, which restricted the taxation of national bank shares by state authority te a rate net greater than that upon " ether money capital in the hands of. individual citizens of the state." It is upon this ground apparently that Judge Wallace has pronounced the law invalid. PERSONAL. The Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix had a narrow cbcape from a serious if net fatal accident last evening. He was returning from St. Augustine's church when his horses be came frightened and dashed off at high speed. His carriage collided with a cab, but the doctor remained inside and was rescued unharmed. "Miss Grundy" asked General Sher man if he really did vote for Hancock. He replied that while he would have voted for General Hancock, se far as the latter personally was concerned, he would net have been willing te vote for the Demo cratic party, but that a law of the state of Missouri prohibits an officer from voting at an election held in the state, se of course he did net vote. At Roberson mining camps, Cel., there has been a dispute about the possesscen of the mine and a guard had been placed te watch it. Lieutenant Governer-elect Rob inson and the manager of the mine went te it after dark. The guard net recogniz ing them aud net hearing an answer te his inquiry as te who they were fired, he says, iute the rock overhead. Robinson fell shot in four places. He is still living, but his wounds are believed te be fatal. Kamsdell tells it : "In AVashingten there is a noble and a fashionable charity known as the Children's Hospital. It is censid ered quite the swell thing te be liberal toward this hospital. It is managed bv they give liberally of their time and means te keep the thing running. Thanks giving Day is set apart as a gala day for the peer children about sixty in number and contributions arc invited. On Thursday there was a geed showing. Several barrels of flour, groceries and vegetables were contributed. Secretary Evarts gave $20, General Meigs, $10 ; Dr. Maulsbury, $10; Judge Cox aud Judge Tree, each $10, and Attorney General Devcns, $2. Mrs. Hayes sent a barrel of apples value, $1.75. Apples are geed and harmless. There was a sort of stirrup-cup dinner at the White Heuse Saturday night. Cevers were laid for thirty-three guests. It was a greeting and at the same time a farewell te General Garfibld, who re turns te Menter te-day. It is the last time the Hayes family will have an opportunity te entertain General Garfield and wife at the White Heuse, as the president-elect will net return te Washington until the evening of the third of March. . There were a geed many rival factions represented at the dinner and one element of it was in ,the nature of a love-feast. All the mem bers of the cabinet were present, with ladies, except. Attorney General Devens. Among the ether guests beside the "president-elect and Mrs. Garfield were White law Reid, Richard Smith, of the Cincinnati Gazette, Majer Swain, Garfield's private serretary, ana Governer Found, of Wis consin. Sewell and Hafsey are having a het fight for the United States senatership in New Jersey. Robeson is a dark horse with a sorrel mane. v vmw PBISOX KEEPER WEXSE Proposes an Editorial Commission of In- vestlgatieu. Te tbe Editors of tbe Isteixigexcee. In a recent communication in the Neie Era, an " Old Inspector," with an utter disregard of truth and fairness, made cer tain statements aud charges reflecting en me as keeper of the Lancaster county prison. That the public may knew hew unfair and absolutely untrue they are, I ask that a committee, te consist of Messrs. Hiestand, of the Examiner; Geist, of the New Era ; Hensel, of the Intelligences ; Griest, of the Inquirer, and Baer, of the Yelksfreund, meet the inspectors of the prison, ea a day te b3 designated, and make a thorough invcstiiratien of the mat ters referred te in " Old Inspector's" com munication. I ask' for such an investiga tion at the hands of such a committee, net only because the inspectors can urge no objection against it, but because the people of Lancaster county get their infer matien en almost every subject from the papers represented by tbe respective gen tlemen named, and because it is only fair te the public, aud but just te me as one of their servants, that the real truth be made known aud the misrepresentations of the " Old Inspector" promptly corrected. By the result of such an investigation I shall most willingly abide, aud if after it any one of the gcntlemeu named can conscien tiously reiterate through the editorial columns of his paper the statements aud charges of the " Old Inspector," I will far ever held my peace. Jehn P. Weise. Lancaster. Pa., Nev. 29, 18S0. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL. The Berlin police have tern down pla cards in the southeastern quarters of the city directly inciting inhabitants te per secution of the Jews. Jehn Glynn, aged 55 years, whose home was iu New Brunswick, was killed by a construction train at Monmouth Junction, tic leaves a wife and four children. Themas Gcien, an American, was acci dentia shot aud killed in Yokohama, Japan, en the 5th instant while cleaning a gun. He was buried with Masonic rites. The railroad from Baltimore te Anna polis aud Drum Point, soventy-five miles, has been taken up by capitalists and will be completed. Since the 1st of the month the Chicago packers have slaughtered aud salted 935, 000 hogs. Last year for the correspond ing period they slaughtered 707,000. William Ash. a deputy constable, was shot and killed twelve miles from Terre Haute, Ind., by Elijah Picrsen, an insane man whom he attempted te arrest. Five miners going from Georgetown te the North Park, in Colerado, a few days age, were buried in a snow slide en the Continental Divide. Twe of them were killed and the ethers injured, one perhaps fatally. Jehn S. Wise, Readjustcr, publishes a "card" in Richmond, Va., en Saturday, explaining hew he was defeated for Con gress by Geerge D. Wise, Democrat, and announcing that he has no intention of contesting the lattcr's scat. The scvcntccu-ycar-eld daughter of William Jcffrays of Leng Branch was at tacked by a large deg which tore a piece out of her arm and throwing her te the ground had tern a gash three inches long iu the girl's abdomen, when her screams brought assistance. A stout pair of cor sets alone saved the girl's life at the time. While firemen were extinguishing a fire en a canal beat at Palmyra, N. Y., the charred remains of a man were discovered and identified as Frank Gallagher, a boat man. The body bore unmistakable marks of fatal violence and Jeseph Jehnsen and Mace Lee, suspected of being concerned in the murder, were arrested. Arrangements have been made in To Te Te eoneo for a torchlight precession, in which the military and firemen will participate, te receive Hanlan en his arrival in that city from England. It is also proposed te present him with the freedom of the city, and " give him a steam ferry te carry pas sengers between the city anil his hotel en the island." The Baltimore corn and Heur exchange in general meeting adopted resolutions pro testing against the notice of the Baltimore & Ohie railroad company, of an advance en storage of wheat in their elevators, te take effect en the 6th of December prex., and a committee was authorized te Wait upon the officers of the company and pro pre test against the execution of the notice. Mamie and Annie Artis, aged respect ively seven and five years, were playing en the ice en the 3Ierris canal near Jersey City, when the ice broke and both girls fell into the water. Jehn Barten aged twelve years, witnessed the accident and ran te the assistance of the girls. He suc ceeded in getting them out of the water, but before he reached the shore Annie, the youngest, died in his arms. Albert Littlcficld, the twelve-year-old son of Isaac Littlcficld, died at East Stoughten, Mass., with every symptom of having been poisoned. The father was also taken violently ill with similar indica tiens, but has recovered. The conduct of MrS. Littlefield, the wife and mother dur ing the boy's illness and since his death, leads te the impression that she adminis tered a poisencss dose in cider, and that she is insane. Twe burglars broke iute St. Matthew's Lutheran church at Broeme and Elizabeth streets, New Yerk, and were operating en an iron sale m the secretary's room, when they were surprised by the sexton who went thither te light the fire. One of them drew a knife and threatened the sex ton with violence if he followed them, when both ran out of the edifice. The sex ton called for help, and the police captured one of the burglars, Geerge Edwards; an ex-convict. They had already broken off the knob of the safe and were about blow ing it open with powder when disturbed. WRECKED STEAMERS. . Perils et the Stormy Season. 'The bark Oriana, from Quebec for Mon tevideo, lumber-laden, is a total wreck near Cew Bay, C. B. The crew arrived at North Sidney in the steamer Nebo, from New Orleans. J. U. Gregery, the ascent of the marine and fisheries department at Quebec has received the following dispatch from Mr. Pepe, keeper of the Southwest Point An An ticesti lighthouse : "The messenger his arrived from Bechscee iivcr and reports that the British bark Bristelian went ashore there last Monday night ; that four of the crew are dead, and the remainder, including the captain and mate, arc badly frozen. The messenger also reports the brigantine Pamlico, of Quebec, ashore at L'Oase aux Fraise, but that the crew were saved." The steamer Columbia, of the Chicago line, reports that while passing " the Ducks" en Lake Huren, she encountered large portions of the wreckage of a steam er, with which the lake is strewn for miles. She saw a life-preserver marked " Sim Sim cee." The Columbia searched for hours but failed te find any tidings of the crew. It is the general opinion that the Simcec struck ea Magic Reef off "the Ducks," and went te pieces iu the gale of the early part of the week. Tbe first mate of the steamer Ortigia, which sank the Oncle Jeseph, states that seeing a single roast-bead light about a kilemetre ahead he deemed it the light of a merchantman and ordered the Ortigia's helm te be ported, expecting the merchant man te de the same, but she starbearded her helm until she saw the Ortigia bear ing down upon her, when she ported, de scribing a semi-circle and exposing her flank. The mate of the Ortigia then or dered her engines te be reversed, but it was te late and the Ortigia's prow drove inside the Oncle Jeseph. Few of the sleepers aboard the Oncle Jeseph had time te rush en deck before the vessel sank. JEFFEKSONIAN DEMOCKACT. The True Flan of Organization. Y. Sun. We observe throughout the country, and especially in this city and Brooklyn, efforts te reorganize the Democratic party en a mere popular basis. We cordially approve them ; believe them te be well meant, and desire for them the most com plete success. But there are some things te be remembered which are essential te the due consideration of any new scheme. The substitution of one set of managersfer another is net what is needed. The whole system of management by permanent so se sietics or committees beyond the reach of the rank aud file should be swept away. The thing wanted is recognition from below, net from above. The plans in pre- cess of development in Brooklyn under the auspices of General Slocum, aud in New Yerk under these of the Yeung Men's Democratic club, are defective, in that they assume that such a movement can be prop erly guided and controlled by a central power, and will proceed satisfactorily from the leaders down te the voters. This is a fatal mistake. Reverse the order ; let the people associate in their primary capacity, and find a centre of their own creating in their own geed time. The Jeffersen Democratic association, designed te propagate Jeffersonian princi ples in their original purity, and incident ally te disceurge effice-scckiug and boss ship, seems te supply the want better than anything we have yet seen. In many places the rural Democracy have formed themselves, iute such bodies, entirely in dependent of the regular organization of the party, for the education of their own minds, and thp public mind as well. They will ultimately find out for themselves a method of united action, and thereby fur nish a new proof of the capacity of the people for self-government. If the Demo cratic party is net the party of the pceple it ie a mere worn-out body, with the spirit gene, living upon old memories and dead forms. But if it would live, and breathe, and conquer, aud put the exulting enemies of honest, republican government under its feet, it must be informed by the instinct and governed by the will of the masses. DEATH OX TUE RAIL. lour Serious Accidents .Nc.tr ltitfl'alu Sev eral Men Killed or Injured. Four railroad accidents occurred in the vicinity of Buffalo, N. Y en Saturday, involving the probable death of six men. Merris Council, a hostler at the round house of the New Yerk, Lake Erie & Western railroad, bearded an engine te run it into the round hqusc, and en at tempting te reverse it found it impossible te de se, as the lever would net work. The engine was under full headway and went crashing into a construction train upon which there were' several hands engaged in distributing tics and frogs. A number of the men saw the daugcr and jumped from the train, but three of them failed te escape. Frank Kavauagh was struck ever the right eye by some sharp instrument, by which a great hele.wascut, which with ether injuries caused sudden death. He was about fifty years of age. James Hallcry received a bad scalp wound and some internal injuries. Jehu Cosgrove had his right leg broken at the aukle and was otherwise injured. Hcllcry and Cos Ces grove will probably die. While train Ne. 19 ou the Buffalo, New New Yerk & Philadelphia railway was crossing a trestle, near Helland, the two rear cars left the track, seriously injuring a number of men aud fatally injuring three. The trestle had recently been filled up, but the fillittfr has settled, leaving some new ties that had been put in resting euly en the ' stringers, which, slipping from their j places, occasioned the accident. The cars went rolling down aa embankment about twenty feet, making a complete revolution aud falling in the midst of the section hands, some fifteen iu number. The fatally injured arc Geerge Gccr, of Hol Hel land ; Jeseph Silaway, of Protection, and Jehn Leeby, of Protection, all having their skulls fractured. The seriously in jured arc Jacob Wolf, of Helland, leg broken ; Martin Wickclt, of St. Mary's, Pa., scalp wound ; Samuel Lacli, cenduc ter, scalp wound, ami two ether men, whose names could net be ascertained. The St. Leuis express ou the New Yerk Central & Hudsen River railroad, bound East, with thirteen passenger cars heavily leaded, met with an accident at The Ferks, seven miles from the city. All the cars left the track except thrce sleepers. Mr. S. Tayler, of Ithaca, and Laura Duehl, of Oneida, were both seriously in jured. The company attributes the acci dent te a broken wheel, but it is rumored the operator neglected te have the switch set and, failing te de it himself, when he saw the train in sight he ran away. A collision took place at the crossing of the Lake Shere & Michigan Southern and the Buffalo Creek reads between the express train going west and a switch train of coal cars. The last coach of the passenger train, the sleeper, was struck in the middle by the coal dumps, thrown from the track and badly smashed. Ne one was injured, but some of the" passengers had a narrow escape. m m ARRESTED AT READING. Three l'ersens Taken into Custody for Life Insurance Frauds. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Dr. L. C. B. Yergey, of Pottstown, and Dr.F. S. Herman, of Deuglassvillc, en the charge of conspiring te defraud the Pru dential mutual aid society, of Harrisburg, out of $1,000. This is one of the alleged cases of fraudulent insurance obtained en the life of Mrs. Rcinart, of Monocacy, Berks county. The allegation is that she was insured for a large amount while she was dying with consumption, and that Yeigcy and Herman, both physicians, made false re ports te the company as te the woman's actual condition at the time the policies were applied for. Dr. Yergey appeared and entered $1,000 for his appear ance at court. Dr. Herman has net been arrested yet, but is believed that he will give bail te-morrow. Beth the doctors are young men. Wellington and Samuel Shirley,' cousins of the deceased woman, are also under arrest en the same charge, and both have entered bail in $1,000. A number of ether doctors arc also te be arrested during the present week in connection with this case. STATE ITEMS. Charles Sceman, an old woodsman, killed a 240 pound bear about eight miles from Bradford a few days age. Jehn Hern, a resident of Freemansburg, was instantly killed by a train en the Le high Valley railroad, ear Bethlehem, en Saturday. Charlie Grnmm, a little son of Cris. Grumm, of Franklin, Venango ceunty.fell into a tub of boiling water and was terri bly scalded. Francis 3Iurphy, the temperance apostle, returned te Pittsburgh Friday evening te sec the converts he made there four years age. His welcome was almost an ovation. Tayler Gorden, a young man employed as a clerk by the Chesapeake & Ohie rail. read at Richmond, Va., committed suicide by sheeting himself in the head while in an insane fit . A peddler by the name of Huntsman, residing in the Twenty-fourth ward, Pitts burgh, was found drowned en Friday afternoon at tbe feet of Twenty-fourth street. Seuth Side. He had been missing from his home since Sunday last, and is supposed te have committed suicide, as he has been frequently heard te make threats of self destruction. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. OTJK SCIENTISTS. Meeting or the Linnatan Society. The society met at the usual time and place en Saturday, November 27, 3Irs. Gibbens, president pre tern, in the chair, and Mrs. Zell, secretary pre tern ; five members aud three visitors present. After the usual opening business the following donations were made te the museum and library : Museum. 1. A beautiful specimen of the "Ameri can Ceet" Fulica Americana), donated by Dr. M. L. Davis, of Millersville. Net a rare bird, but an exceedingly fine speci men in full winter plumage. 2. A fine adult specimen of "Muhlen berg's Tertise," Calemys Mulenbergii) donated by S. S. Rathveu. This is by no means a common tertise in Lancaster coun ty, being only the second specimen obtained by the donor iu a period of mere than thirty years, and even for this he is in debted te Mr. Luther Richards, who picked it up during a fishing encampment of the Tucquan club, at Yerk Furnace Bridge, in July hist. It has been kept alive all sum mer, but through neglect during the late cold weather it froze te death. 3. An abnormal specimen of Hepatkus fjallus, or "chicken liver," donated by Mr. Griest of the Inquirer office. This is evi dently the disease gland of a common fowl, and weighed 1 pound 1 ounce. Fer further particulars see the Lancaster Farmer for November, 18S0. 4. A fine specimen of Spengia prelifera, donated through Mr. Chas. A. Hcinitsh by Mrs. Dr. Wilsen. This is oue of tbe most beantiful species of the sponge fam ily and was found floating in the ocean near the shores of New England. 5. A jar of beans infested by the " Bean weevil" (Bruchusfabea), donated by Mrs. Zell. Every seed was infested with from two te six weevil, their germinating func tions being entirely destroyed ; the worst case perhaps that ever came te the knowl edge of the society. 6. Twe specimens of "Teak weed" from British Burmah, donated by 3Iiss Lcfe ver. Library. 1. Nes. IS, 19 and 20ef Patent Office Ga zette from the department of the interior. 9 TrnninfliniTC f f lift Avitlnmv tC "Vf April te September, ' i.' ural sciences trem 18S0. 3. A copy of the for June, 1880. International Iteticw 4. The Lancaster farmer for November, 1S80. 5. The Musical Herald for September, 1880. 6. Three catalogues of miscellaneous books. 7. Ten miscellaneous circulais. 8. Thrce envelopes containing 33 histor ical and biographical scraps, by S. S. Rath Rath eou. 9. A quarto volume of the coast survey, from the department of the interior. Papers Kead. Mrs. Gibbens read an interesting paper ou the Aboriginal or ludiau names of Pennsylvania, which will be published in the Pennsylvania Scheel Journal. Adjourned. Owing te the circumstance that the an nual meeting will occur en Christmas, a change may be neegssary of which due notice will be given. Through pressing secular aud profession al engagements, the meeting en this occa sion was small and the hour late, some membcrs only being able te reach the place after adjournment. THE UKAMA. 'Uncle Tem's Cabin" by a Weak Party. Fulton opera house had net before been as crowded this season as it was en Satur day night. Every scat was taken and people were standing iu the aisles. The attraction was by no means a fresh one. It was " Uncle Tem's Cabin" bv Rial & Draper's company. The town had been ; well covered with bills and lithographs of mis party, aim, as mcir prices were very , low, the immense audience was drawn. I Notwithstanding the low prices, however, tne people uui net get tlie wertli or their money, as the show was net a geed one. The play as presented by this company is somewhat different from that given by most troupes. Several scenes have becu entirely cut out, but no im provement has been made in it. The character of Topsy was played by 3Iiss Sallie Partington, who has appeared here often before. She is a geed actress and pleased her audience. Her singing was fair, but her dancing bad. The name of the man who played Uncle Tem we were unable te learn, as there were no house bills with the cast te be had. Whoever he was, he did net act hispart well ; he spoke something like an amateur in a leve play. The character of Eta was very well acted by a pretty little girl named Ncwcemb, who was net mere than six orseven years of age. Mr. Steckwcll was fair as JIartcs, but Mr. Ncwcemb did net fill the bill as St. Clair, nor did Mrs. Ncwcemb as Aunt Opltelta. The ether people were passably geed. In the Ohie river scene two fierce-looking bloodhounds were in troduced with effect. Four colored men appeared in the slave scenes aud several songs were well rendered by them. The characters of Gumption Cute apd Deacon Perry were left out entirely and some of the people were compelled te appear in several characters each, in order te till out the cast. Mrs. Jay Rial, who was billed te play Eliza Harris, did net appear, as neither she nor her husband was with the troupe. Mr. Draper, the partner of Mr. Rial, was also absent, and the firm was represented by an agent. These gentlemen have sev eral "Lnclc Tem" parties en the read and none of them is strong, as they con tain cheap actors and few of them. This week the companies unite in Philadel phia where they will present the play at the Academy of Music. Farewell Sermon. Rev. li. W. Hufferd, pastor of St. Jehn's Lutheran church, preached his fare well sermon last evening. The congrega tion was quite large, notwithstanding tbe inclemency of the weather. Rev. Hufferd gave a detailed statement of tbe statistics of the church during his four and a-half years' pastorate. The additions te the church within that 'period were one hun dred and one members, received by bap tism, confirmation and letter. Among the deaths during the same time were eight or ten who had arrived at the advanced age of 80 years and upwards, and a few ever 90 years of age. Mr. Hufferd gees te Easten this week te take charge or tne Lutheran congregation in that borough. Rev. Hufferd will be succeeded as pas ter of St. Jehn's by Rev. Sylvanus Stall, of Northampton county, and will prob ably preach his initiatory sermon as pastor en next Sunday week. He preached twice before St. Jehn's cengregatien some weeks age, and made a very favorable impression en all who heard him hence the unani mous call extended him. TUE LEAF. New Terlc Tobacco Marker. The Tobacco Leaf reports that there has been less done in seed leaf the past week than'duriug the week preceding, as might naturally be expected, both en ac count of the Thanksgiving holiday, the oc currence of which affected most all branch es of trade, aud the large sales effected last week, which tended far te satisfy many immediate wants. Trade iu this staple was, nevertheless, brisk aud 2,830 cases were sold, embracing nearly all va rieties, the 1870 Pennsylvania aud Ohie preponderating, the former very largely." Speaking of operations in New Yerk state tobacco the Leaf says : " We will have te revise our estimate of the number of cases bought of the 1880 crop en Big Flats. We have te report the purchase by Messrs. E. Rosenwald & Bre., 7,000 cases instead of 4,000, as wc are informed by the agent of this firm. This large num ber of eases has been bought in the adja cent districts in Tiega county, Lawrencc ville, and many ether new points. This would make the aggregate purchases by different buyers of state seed in Chemung county and vicinity 11,000 cases, which added te the 4,500 of state and Havan.t bought in Oueudaga and adjacent coun ties, 15.000 boxes." The 1'oImcce Journal, as usual, comes te time with its weekly lling at Pennsylva nia. It says : " The 'SO Pennsylvania crop fills the minds of the packers at present ; and as far as wc are able te discover the opinion is unanimous that only low figures will induce them te invest! The few timid, but nevertheless ostentatious, at tempts of a few firms te open the season in Pennsylvania by buying a few crops at last year's prices, have had no effect upon the majority of the packers. They a least have come te the conclusion that paying high figures for a crop which is plentiful, means a slew and profitable business for them in the future. Packers may be sure of quick sales if they can offer next year the '80 Pennsylvania at 15 cents for the fin est, and medium grades at from eight cents apd upward. We have eximiued a great many samples of this crop, and can say that, notwithstanding its partial dis figuration by flea bites, it will at such prices prove a profitable material te man ufacturcrs." Following the above the Journal quotes the sale or 300 cases 1870 Pennsylvania, fine, at 1920c. ; medium, 1315c, and wrappers. 35 15c. At these prices the crop of 1880 would certainly prove "profit able" te packers provided they can secure it at the Iewprices suggested by the Journal but they can't. (Jiins's Repert. Sales if seed leaf tobacco reported by J. S. Gans's fc'ej & Ce., tobacco brokcrr,Nes. 84 and 80 Wall street, New Yerk, for the week ending November 29, 1880 GOO cases 1879, Pennsylvania fillers, 6 te 7 cents ; asserted lets 12 te 20 ; wrappers 18 te 40. 150 cases 1879, New England seconds and wrappers, 13 te 37 cents. 053 cases 1879, Ohie. 4 J te 13 cents. 100 cases Wiscon sin, 4 te 1 1 cents. Total, 1,503 cases. Connecticut Tobacco. A con cnpendcut of the Leaf writing from Hartferd says : The market for leaf te bacce, cither old or new, is extremely dull. The buying of the new crop en the poles, which has been done te some extent during the last mouth, has entirely died out. But little progress has been made in strip ping the new, as the weather is tee' dry and cold. Old tobacco is selling at the following quotations : wrappers, line 20 te 30c. ; wrappers, common, 15 te 20c. ; seconds. 10 le 12c. ; fillers, 0. Olile Tobacco. A cei respondent writing from Seville, Ohie, says : Creps which have been held back are new moving, and some line sales L have been made recently in Cincinnati, oue crop bringing I.c round. Wrappers bring as high as 2Hc. Some Eastern parties are thinking of coming here and buying en the poles. The l.i.r.il Toeacco Trade. There has been nothing .startling in to bacco circles in this city during the past week, except the destruction of Mr. GrelFs large brick warehouse, involving the destruction also of 245 cases of old to bacco belonging te Mr. Ticmeyer, full par ticulars of which have already appeared in the Lntelmeencek. The local trade during the past week has been very quiet, only about 200 cases of 1879 having changed hands aud a few line crops of 1880 having been picked up by buyer." resolved te " get the best." Fer these lets high prices have been paid, the wrappers in some instances sell ing as high as 30 cents and none that wc have heard of going for less than 20 cents. Perhaps a fair average of the prices realized is about 25 for wrappers, 8 for seconds aud 5 live for fillers. It is es timated that net mere than 400 or 500 cases of the crop of 1880 have been sold. Iudectl, comparatively little of it has yet been stripped aud put in coudtieu for ex amination. This is oue reason, no doubt, that mere foreign buyers have net put iu appearance. The moist weather we are new having, if ir. continues for a day or two longer, will enable farmers te take from the poles that part of their crop which is sufficiently dried out. The fact that line wrappers of the crop of 1880 have brought such high prices, thus far sheniri be an inducement te farm- ers te de that which wc se often urged upon their attention namely, te strip and assert the t'b icce with the greatest care ; under no ciacumsl'inccs putting inferer flea eaten, worm-eaten, hail-cut or ethor defective leaves in the same hand with fine Icavts. Bc'tcr get a high price for vcn a small proportion of the crop than a high price for all of it. Tobacco buyers arc sharp as needles and quick as chain-lightning in detecting defects or intentional frauds in putting up tobacco, and the farmer who attempts te deceive them only deceives himself te his own ultimate less. Strip carefully, assert regularly, tic up neatly and get geed prices. There will "be plenty of time te de this between new and the end of the holidays, should the weather prove favorable, and it is net likely the buyers will be along iu force before that time. (ioed Price for Tobacco. Charles Schubcrth purchased an acre and a quarter of tobacco from William Dcitrich of Rohrerstown, for 38 and 3. The crop was a very fine one. List or Unclaimed Letters. Following is a list of unclaimed letters remaining in the postefllcc, at Lancaster, for the week ending Monday, November 29: Ladies' List Mrs. Anna Bauman, Mrs. Amanda Darbrn, Miss Leuie II. Fisher, Mrs. Emma Fisher, Miss Henrietta P. Gill, Mis. Barbara Glick, Miss Hanna Harry, 3Iiss Francie E. Hess, Jliss Hen rietta, Mrs. Ella Leach, Miss Lizzie Shcnk, Mrs. Fanny Sechrist. Gents' List U.K. Brubaker, B. S. Bru- baker, Abin. Brindel, Jeseph Cookson, Gee. Diller (horse drover), Chrn. Z. Frisk, Alfred Glasser, Jehu Harrison, Rudelph Heir, S. R. Hostetter, Lee Hubcr, Philip A. Hettcnstein, W. L. McCenncIl, Chas. Mclliuger, 3Iastcr Jacob Mewrcr, B. M. Mewerey, Emit Ohneserg, (for.), L. Resanthal, Christis Shaub, (for.), Chas. F. Sutten. Andrew Smeuderer, Jacob H. Vogel. Sleet. Earlv Sunday morning it commenced sleetiug. and all day yesterday the pave ments were covered with a thin coating of ice, making pedestriauisrn difficult and dangerous. There-was many a slip, and many a heavy fall, but we have heard of no bones being broken. The wise man staid at home, or weie creepers. 'i' m tmmmmmmimtIm ir-rfnViWftir Mtrtfmj'A - --a. - i. ' j --. er- ,.efe&XZ&j ML ;-yaM:iX7t.i"A