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-j" - LANCASTER DAILY INTfifcLlGEISCER TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30 1880. Lancaster intelligencer. TUE3DAY EVENING, NOT. SO, 1M0. Paster and Feeple. We have read with great interest and admiration the sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Knight at the close of the third year of his pastorate ever the St. James Episcopal parish. Its literary merit is very great and its thought is strong. In part it was devoted te an explanation of the changes he had made in the mode of worship and the causes of them. And for every change he was able te give an explanation that had force in it ; whether sufficient or no, net being of that household of faith, we arc net called upon te judge. Evidently, however, the forms of worship had net been captiously adopted, nor without reason that seemed sufficiently strong te the rector of the church. Evidently he is a man of strong convictions and strong mind. And what he thinks ought te be done, he doss, if it is in his power. He regards himself a3 the shepherd of his fleck and does net hesitate te lead them as lie thinks they should go. He takes very advanced ground in considering the duty of the church members te fellow their pastor's lead, warning them te be careful hew they " speak of the service or the .sermon," and that they should try te forget ,: whatever defects may 1 in either,1' and "te remember that the clergy are the ministers of Jesus Christ, and whatever may be their faults or fail ings, that they speak here in His name and by His authority." Doing which, obviously, the members of the congrega tion are bound te a very close and blind obedience. Probably Dr. Knight considers news paper criticism of the doctrines of a ser mon te be imiiertinent ; but if se, of caur.se we are net of that opinion ; par ticularly of a sermon which has appeared by authority in the newspapers. We can not agree that it is anyone's duty te be silent about what they have heard in church, accepting it as the word of Ged. That would never de. It cannot lie a fact that all preachers' words are thus inspired, for we certainly be lieve that there are as many feels among preachers sis in any ether pro fession simeng men. It is very undem ocratic doctrine te declare such implicit acceplsuice of the opinions of any man. The Almighty has given te each individ ual :i conscience and a judgment, and he is responsible for his use or abuse of them. He is net at liberty te surrender them into the charge of any keeper. Anether man's words command his al legiance only sis they seem te him te be wise. He is light te consider and dis cuss them te see whether they be wise. Ne free man can le expected te refrain from criticising smother man's words bccsiusn they are found in a sermon ; smd the argument that the sermon is Ged-inspired makes no stronger for such doctrine, than the fact that the man's judgment is Ged-given makes against it. lint we de consider that the churches would be greatly benefited if church-! people would put a gresiter restraint upon their tongues than they are in the habit of doing. They sire by no means se conspicuous sis they .should be for the manifestation or charity smd geed sense. Many of them seem te love te find fault, and never te be se happy sis when criti cizing tlieir pastor. Such people regard him sis their slave, te be judged by their judgment ; which is certainly as great an eimrsis thsit of the pastor who as sumes te de sill the thinking for his peo ple. Fashion must chsmge very much when church folks de net linger as they go out, te greet one smother ; seemingly a very innocent thing te de. Dr. Knight ob jects te it for lesisens which logically would bring his people te his church clothed in .sack-cloth smd closely veiled. f,'m their coming, theirstsiyingand their going, they sire net te be distracted by worldly thoughts, then even the bright sun of heaven and the green grass of earth need te Ik; covered from their sight, as well as the velvet ssind furs and feathers, the bonnets, jerseys and jewels that cover the brilliant lambs of the fleck who sit under the rector's words but lend sin eye, in the intermissions, te the beau til ul things about them. Let them talk, geed rector, let them talk, as the coun try fashion is, when they arc dismissed ; else bag them up from head te heels; there is no middle wsiy. Mrs. Pelly Hepkins. Mrs. Hepkins again te-day has some thing te say in her homely but good geed tempered way. A geed many eeple want te knew who the geed huly is; for getting thsit she is net a person of tc dsiy, but of the future; no doubt she exists, since it is only five years hence thsit she is supposed te speak ; but she is quite a different person new from what she will be then. Her most intimate ac quaintances would hardly recognize in her new the woman of 1835; it is a vivid imagination that enables the chronicler net only te accomplish this fesit, but even le record her future words. Imagination sometimes plays one sad tricks; se that the indignant Episcopalian, who loves the rites of the high church and sees in them no harm but only geed, cau have the ssitisfactien of feeling that neither Ave years nor any number of years will enable a Mrs. Hepkins te see in .a Protestant Episcopal sanctuary Reman Catholic observances. Accordingly as tlieir faith is strong will be tlieir confi dence of this ; se that we expect that the stoutest high-church men will be able te rjad the Hepkins prophecy with great composure, and te accept the direction of their rector that " the suggestion of such ignorance or thoughtlessness is best met sind answered by a geed natured smile." That is wisely said. In just such spirit ought Mrs. Hepkins te be read. She is eminently geed-natured herself and deserves te be goed-naturedly read and criticised. If she is silly her silliness will hurt nothing ; and if she is wise her wisdom will hurt nothing that ought net te be hurt. It is a remarkable illustration of the existing plethora of money, that five per cent bends, subject te redemption In a year, can be sold at five per cent, pre-1 mium. Partfealar Abeat OarCempany. The Bellefonte Watchman cynically observes that it can see no use in weed ing ent the Democratic party in Phil adelphia, as we suggested should be done new that the election is ever, since it de clares that "from the way elections have been going of late years it is very evi dent the party that enjoys a monopoly of the rascals is the party that is sure te win. This being the case, and certainly the IXTEX.X.IGEXCER will net deny that it Is, would it net be better te make ar raneements te plant a full crop of that class of voters and have them ready for the next general election, rather than te weed what few we have out, and thus destroy our chances for success entirely V We agree with the Watdiman that the late election seems te have demonstrated that is a great advantage te a party, that has success for its only aim, te have ras cally leaders and candidates ; but as we de net consider ourselves at home in that sort of company we are reduced te the necessity of dispensing with this ap parent advantage in the party we train with. We would rather feel comfortable hi a decent party in which we felt that we were surrounded with honest and re spectable associates than be uneasy among disreputable fellows ; even though the latter had all the cake. And we feel vervsure. moreover, that this country will net long continue te prefer the worst te the best; for it cannot de it and live. 1IINOB TOPICS. Yestbbdat a syndicate of responsible capitalists virtually entered into an en gagement te complete the Northern Pacific railroad from its eastern terminus en Lake Superior through te connections extend ing te the Pacific coast. When Pierce's administration was get ting into deep water, some of Mr. Marcy's friends came from New Yerk, and urged him te resign and save his reputation. "What," saidMarcy, "ami net te hae credit for all the bad things I prevented ?" "Ne they are invinsible," replied his friends. " If you prevent nine mistakes and fail en the tenth, the world knows nothing of the nine, and sings about the one you didn't step." Beecueh's view of humanity, as fei init iated iu last Sunday's sermon, is as follews: " Yeu might kill a million men every day and a million squirrels out iu Oregon, and there wouldn't bs auy difference except that the squirrels' skins would he weith something and the men's skins wouldn't. One-half of the human family live se low tli.it if they were all swept away nothing would be missed : and it is net until I see what men are worth for GeJ and the fu ture that the vision makes me think it a crime te tread upon the lowest human creature." It seems te be understood that contribu tions te the proposed fund of $230,000 for the benefit of ex-presidents of the United States have been made as fellows : Jehn M. Ferbes, of Bosten, for himself and friends, $50,000 ; J. H. Vandcrbilt. Jehn W. Mackay, the California bananza king, each $23,000 ; ex-Governer E. I). Morgan, Congressman, L. P. Morten, W. L. Dins Dins mere, president of the American express company and Republican elector in the state of New Yerk, William B. Aster, Jehn Hoey, of the Adams express-company, and several ethers, $5,000 each. The total amount new raised reaching 6200, 000. A political organization has been formed in Pittsburgh the object of which is opposition te Catholics in every shape and form. A list of questions has been prepared, embracing nine points te which the applicant for admission gives a satis factory answer before he is made a mera bar. After this he must take a cast-iron oath that he will net support any Catholic or person of foreign birth for any position in the local or general administration of the government, and that he will use nil means te counteract anil destroy the in fluence of foreigners smd Catholics in the administration of the government. The organization is said te have a large membership and te embrace some very prominent citizens, two of whom are new candidates for prominent positions. Tue Federalists of the country were greatly enraged when " Jee Story, that country pettifogger, aged thirty-two," was made a judge of our highest ceuit. He was a bitter Democrat iu these days, and had written a Fourth-of-July oration which was as a red rag te the Federal bull. It was understood that years and responsibilities had greatly modified his opinions. Upen ene occasion the judge alluded te this early production iu a characteristic way. He was dining at Professer Ticknor's aud Mr. Webster was of the party. In a pause of the conversa tion, Story broke out : " I was looking ever some old papers this merniug, and found my Fourth-of July oration. Se I read it through from begining te end." " Well, sir," said Webster, in his deep and impressive bass, "new tell us honest ly what you thought of it." "I thought the text very pretty, sir," replied the judge ; "but I looked in vain for the notes. Xe authorities icere stated in iV margin." A Bosten merchant, new in Washington, under instructions from ether merchants of that city, is paving the way for the pre sentation of a petition te the next Congress for legislation which will restore the frac tional fifty and twenty-five cent currency notes. He says that there is a demand for such an issue-all through New Eng land, and he has learned that merchants of every section of the ceuutry favor the movement Mill owners and manufac turers particularly who employ large num bers pf workmen would consider the re issue a decided convenience, and it is pre. sumed that the petition will be largely signed when presented. There is no prob ability, however, of any speedy consider ation el a bill providing for such an issue, as the present circulation of silver is gen eral throughout the country, and any pro posed change of the existing system would naturally meet with prompt and vigorous opposition. Tee Chicago Tribune foots up the popu lar vote for president, as fellows : Gar field, 4,439,415; Hancock, 4,436,014; Weaver, 305,729; Dew, 9,644; Scattering 1,703 total, 9,192,595. .The narrow plu rality of 3,401 which this table gives Gar field may be increased by the official fig ores or wiped out, with something te place te Hancock's credit, The Deme craticvete of the North exceeds that of the " Seuth by " a million . aud a quarter, while the Republican vote of the Seuth is two and a quarter millions less than tliat of the North. The net in crease in the Southern vote ever 187G is but 21,433. There were six states, Ala bama, Georgia, Louisana, Mississippi, Mississippi, Seuth Carolina aud Virginia, ia which the vote largely fell off, aggregating a less of 163,782. but the per cent, of Democratic less was in most instances larger than the per cent, of Republican less. That this falling off was due te the lack of interest in the election is apparent aud doubtless largely caused by the feeling that the states were certain te go Democratic. Jenythan WniciiT, esq., who was dis barred for alleged professional irregulari ties in Schuylkill county, in December, 1877, has been reinstated at the bar, by the county judges, ea the petition of neaily all the Pottsville lawyers and many citi zens. The petitions recited that "Mr. Wright had better prospects in another part of the state than he had here, but he could net leave with any prospect of suc cess with the judgmcut of the court against him." The court .in ieinstat ing him put their action ea the ground that his three years' disbarment had "served the cads of justice in his case : that his deportment has been commend able, and that his moral chaiactcr is goed: that ha is new fi" vcars of a"e. with a family dependent upon him for suppeit." He had also abandoned his wiit of error te the supreme court ; his paper book piiuted for the purpose of the argument of said case in the supreme ceiut was ad mitted te be incorrect in some of its state ments, and unconditionally withdrawn. It is notable that the act of 1879, giving te disband attorneys the light of appeal and under which Steinman ami Henscl made their appeal, was passed thiengh Wright's influence and te meet his case. But even under it he .seems te have had no geed appeal and prcfciicd te thiew him self upon Ihemcicy of the ceuit. PPESONAL. Omei: Pkuin," president of the Third national bank of Cincinnati, aud a wealthy capitalist, has died suddenly. Acnes Li:exaiu, the actress who ap pears here te-night, is the daughter of Singer, the sewing machine man. "Theie is slieng talk of persuading President-elect Garfield te nominate Sena Sena eor Wii.i.ivm Wivdem for secretary of the interior." 1 t. d. Rev. A. E. IlA-riMis, a well-known Piesbyterism minister, pastor of the Union chuichin Detieit, died suddenly en Sun day. Ben.iamix R. Reuniris, the iepic-cnta five of the Society of Friends en the beard of Indian commissioners, died at Sandy Spring--, Maryland, en Mind.iy. of pnui pnui meuia. Gennal Xki. A. Mn.i.s has ai rived iu Washington. It is believed theie that his appointment as chief signal eflicer, with the rank of brigadier geneial, will ha an nounced seen. Ciiai:m:s 15. Hick, the press agent of Havcrly's minstiels, was iu this city yes terday. He recently returned fiem Aus tralia, where he had a company of his own. lie speak-, well of that country. Jeseph Halt, publisher of Truth, has bieugh suit iu the supreme com t against G sour. i: Ai.Fr.F.n Tew.vsr.xi, cot respon dent of the Cincinnati Enquirer, for al leged defamation of character. General Jehn A. Len.ix, who is sit ing some friends' in Murphysboro, Illinois, has been confined te his bed since the 19th instant with a painful ulcerated teeth, followed by an attack of acute iheunia tisni. Lieut Gov.-elect-ReuiNsoN', ofCeIoiado. who was shot by the rioting mineis Ins died. Whether his death was the result of an accident or a murder is net fully settled yet, but a pest meitem examination will piebably threw some light en the subject. King Kw.vkaiw, of the Sandwich island, once saw the world, and he is go. ing te make another tour. On his own island home he has some cry geed so ciety, but he wishes te get away because the Sandwich islands all in a gieup, make only a village. Judge Sreitv once said te .lesiah Quiney, who new i elates it iu the Inrte pendeiil, "we judges take no part iu the society of Washington. We dine once a year with the president, and that is all., On ether days wc take our dinner to gether, and discuss at table the questions which are sugucd before us. Wc are great ascetics, and even deny ourselves wine, except in wet weather."' Here the judge paused, as if thinking that the act of modification he had mentioned placed tee severe a tax upon human credulity, and presently added : " What I say about the wine, sir, gives you our lulc ; but it docs sometimes happen that the chief justice will say te me when the cloth is removed, ' Brether Story, step te the window and sec if it docs net leek like rain.' And if I tell him that the sun is shining brightly, Judge Marshall will sometimes reply : 'AH the better; for our jurisdiction extends ever se large si terri tory hat the doctrine of chances makes it certain that it must be raining somewhere.' Yeu knew that the chief was brought up upon Fcdeialisn and Madciia, and he is net the man te outgrew his early prejudices." Cabinet Sacculatien. 11. J. Uaiuwlcll'a Republic. I believe that Senater Cenkliug will be asked te name a cabinet ellicer and that Mr. Levi P. Moiten, of Sew Yerk, will be the next secretary of the treasury. I be lieve that Senater Blaine will be asked te name a cabinet officer, and that Mr. Frye will be secretary of the navy. I be lieve that Indiana will receive a cabinet I appointment in the person of Mr. Ben Harrison, should he net be elected senator and I believe that Governer Fester, of Ohie, will also go into the cabinet, unless he is elected senator te succeed Mr! Thur- man. Penusylvania will naturally be en titled te a cabinet office and the ether two could go te New England and the West. The Seuth may possibly get one, but the material is scarce aud the states entirely tee "solid." It is barely possible that the1 Pacific slope and the Territories will be recognized.. Geerge T. Baker & Ce.'s steam cotton gin, at Byersburg, has been burned, with a large amount of seed cotton. Less, $15,000 ; no insurance. SAYCMi AX MOORS SLEEP. A Kle3tltel4 JCaa's-lares tlea TOucm U Thinks Might Prereat 3ml iftrerew. ' A man living near Bloomfield, N. J.,has contrived an arrangement by the use -of which he is enabled te get an hour or mere of extra sleep in the morning, and iu ether ways he finds it of great benefit. In many ways it takes the place-of a domestic servant. The gentleman has thought out and put into practical working an idea that occurred te him about a year age. He is awakened in the morning by a shrill whistle. He at once gets out of bed, for he knows what that whistle means. It tells him that all is ready for him te get breakfast. He dresses and gees into the kitcheavmd there he finds a bright, fresh fire, a tea-kettle full of boiling water, and ether conveniences for preparing his morn ing meal. All this is accomplished by means of an alarm clock with weights, a picce of wire, a sheet of sandpaper, and some matches. Paper, weed and coal are cut into the urate of his cooking stove, and a tea-kettle filled with water and having a tiny whistle fitted into the nozzle of the ket tle, is placed en the stove. By setting the alarm in the clock he can nave a lire any time he wishes. When the alarm in the clock gees eff: a weight falls and hits the wire ; the wire moves and scrapes the matches fastened te it en the sandpapar ; the matches liuht the naner in the stove. the paper fires the weed and coal, and seen a tire is under way. In a little while the water in the teakettle boils, and then the tiny whistle gives the note efi warning that evcrthing is ready and it is time te get up. " "Simple thing, and yet what a comfort it is," the inventor says. " There is no get ting up for- me rftw an hour before break fast, losing that amount of sleep, and then waiting mound for breakfast. The ar rangement costs next te nothing, and it is astiustweithy as anything in this world. I have iwthad'it patented yet. Seme persons advi?c me te, ami perhaps 1 may. 1 haven't any for sale; get it up entirely for my own comfort and convenience, and it has mere than repaid me already. But, just think, if it were in general use it would save many hard words and de away with con siderable domestic unhappiness among peer people. Doubtless it might have a tendency te make a better feeling between some men and their wives, by settling the vexinirouestienas te who should get ud in the morning and build the fire. Out of this question alone many divorce suits grew and this arrangement would prevent them." POLITICAL. rXI'KNSKS. V!ie Settled fur Sherman at Chirage. Warner M. IJateman, brother-in-law te Secretary Sherman, was interviewed by the Cincinnati Commercial with reference te the Chicago hotel bills. He said, sub stantially that " Sherman committed the care of liis immediate personal interests at Chicago te Ga: field, Fester, Denniseu and myself, and transmitted a reasonable amount te defray the expenses which was en deposit with Mr. Drake of the Grand Pa cific, except a portion held by Themas M. Xichei, who with myself managed the bus iness mattcis. "When Sherman was beaten, he tinned his forces te Ga: field and was successful in nominating him. Up te this point Sherman paid all expenses. After the convention Xichei told me he had paid all bills due Drake, and Xichei told ins that Fester and Everet, of Cleveland, representing Garfield as friends, had said te him it would be only fair for the friends of Garlield te pay the bills yet unpaid and otherwise chargeable te Sherman. Xichei had paid ever te me the amount in his hands belonging te Sherman, and said he was authorized le draw drafts te settle what remained unjaid. I also drew what re mained iu Drake's hands. I assisted Xichei in settling aud sent Sherman te him. After returning te Cincinnati I re ceived a letter from ex-Governer Dcnnisen saying that Fester had said that he (Fos (Fes ter) had paid $2,800 for Sherman's Chicago expenses, and Dcnnisen suggested I had better reimburse Fester. I wrote te Den Den nisen stating the arrangements made with Xichei, aud heard no mere of the matter till the papci.s took it up." A Terrible Klusle:i nfUitH in New Yerk City. An explosion of gas took place yester day in the basement of Hie five-story iron building, Xe. GO White street, Xcw Yerk, occupied by Wilmerding, Hegent & Ce., auctioneers. The building was shaken and the cellar walls, near where the explosion took place, were destroyed. Three men, William A. Kebbe, William McKec and Chailcs Brown, wcre injured, Mr. Kebbe piebably fatally. The smell of gas had been noticed in the building dur ing the nieining, and Charles Brown, a gas fitter, in answer te the call, came te make an examination. It was suspected that the well was leaking, and Brown went into the cellar, where il was placed under a sidewalk directly under the ! rent entrance te the store The plumber, finding his suspicions con firmed, thoughtlessly lighted a candle, and crept in te leek for the trouble. Instantly a tcriifis explosion leek place. Every thing was wrecked, and three ponderous .safes were evci turned, which fell crash ing en the wreck, narrowly missing a heap of rubbish under which three human beings were buried. Mr. William A. Kebbe, head of the rib bon department of the firm of Wilmerding, Hegent & Ce., aged seventy-eight years, was badly Inn t. William McKee, chief of the "outside" department, was blown into the cellar, whtrc he lay stunned and covered with bricks and diit. Brown the plumber, who was in the most exposed position, was the least injured. He was cut in the face and en the head and was sent te the hospital, but did net seem te have sustained any internal hurt. One of Kebbe's legs was broken and he was suffer ing fiem severe internal injuries. The damage te the building was considerable, but te what extent is net yet ascertained. Itcitclicr, Calviiiismnncl Grant. In his sermon en Saturday merniug, Bccchnr became very much excited ever the notion of Ged conveyed by the Cal vinistic faith. He advanced te the edge of his pulpit and cried : "1 tell you, brethren, emphatically and undeniably, that the Calvinistic creed is hideous in its idea of Almighty Ged. In it Ged is made repulsive, despicable, and dastardly in the extreme. Xe one of its thousands of ministers believes a word of their orthodox theological training which teaches that Ged is a merciless being, who brings millions of men into the earth only te send them te everlasting hell if they de net live up te the letter of their creed. If the ministers of the Calvinislin breed pro fess belief in tlieir work they profess te a lie. If any minister docs believe in the doctrines he is some stiff old lightning lightning red man, who spends his life iu his pulpit, and doesn't knew his congregation, nor de his congregation knew him." Gen. Grant sat in the centre of the church, and at the end of the service the people crowded around him, refusing te go out. Bcccher at length mounted the platform and said : "I wish jeu would go home new ; this house is for the worship of Ged, net of man." At this Giant laughed outright. I'er Speaker of the Heuse. liuuisbuig Dispatch te Philadelphia Tele graph. Jehn IT. Landis, of Lancaster, one of the most talented legislators that ever graced the Heuse, is mentioned; but while he would take it he will net wrangle for it. The Polish residents of Xew Yerk cele brated last night the fiftieth anniversary of the Polish insurrection of 1830. LA.TX8T NEWS BY KAIL, William Caatey, of the Wsdkill Valley railroad service, fell front "a garden wall and was killed at Rondout, X. Y. Themas Ashley, a miner, fell a distance of seventy feet down a shaft in the Des mctmine. Central City, D. T., and was in stantly killed. Mary Delley, aged sixteen, of Reudbut, X. Y., was recently terribly mangled by her father's deg. The calf one leg was literally tern off. The deg was killed. The total cost of the Boycott relief ex pedition was 10,000. The parish priest of Bailinrebe has received a letter in which he is threatened with instant death if Mr. Boycott is shot. The letter bears a Men a ghan pest mark. The mud-drum under the boilers of the works of the Xerway tack factory, Wheel ing, W. Ya., blew up, wrecking a part of the building and killing William Ledge, the engineer. The damgae te the build ing is about 2300. Jehn Eilett, aged 12 fell into the main trunk of the raceways, above the Passaic Falls, at Paterson, X. J. Eilett, together, with Charles Simpsen, who had jumped in te rescue him, were swept through a sluiceway 43 feet long. Simpsen was bad ly hurt by being dashed against the rocks. After two hours of hard work Eilett was resuscitated. E. X. Stern, conductor of a freight train en the Baltimore & Ohie railroad, was in stantly kilicd en the Locust Point branch. Stern was en his train, which was in ine tien, when he slipped aud fell between the cars, and the wheels severed his head and one of his arms from his body. Deceased was 3-3 years old. He leaves a widow, and two children at Martinsburg, W. Va.,' A fire at West Point, W. Ya., destroyed the extensive wharves and sheds of the Richmond, Yerk River and Chesapeake railroad company and the company's steamer bhirley ; also the telegraph nnu freight offices and all the freight en the wharves, including 20,000 bales of cotton. The less is estimated at 3233,000, of which 8130,000 is en the cotton and fully insured. InXew naven, Conn., Lucius Hotch Hetch kiss, a retired merchant and banker, died yesterday very suddenly. A few minutes before his death his wife, who had gene in te see him, en being informed that he was dying fell dead en the bed en which he was lying. He was seventy-eight years of age and she was seventy-two. Hotch Hetch kiss was in the lumber business for some years, and was a director of the Second uatienal bank and quite wealthy. A government clerk named James Camp bell was feuud en the side walk in a dis reputable locality in Washington, several days age in an insensi ble condition, with his head bat tered in. He refused te give any particu lars of the assault upon coming te con sciousness and died from hi3 wounds at the hospital. Campbell is said te be very well connected. His relatives have insti tuted inquiries as te the mysterious mur der. Bernard Kech, a Hoboken German, at tempted te commit suicide en Sunday by swallowing what he supposed was a dose of arsenic The druggist whom he asked te sell the poison, suspecting something, beat a piece of chalk into a fine powder, which he placed in a vial and labeled arsenic. The man swallowed the stuff en the street and instantly fell te the side walk and groaned aud writhed as if in agony, but when informed as te the con tents of the vial he immediately recovered. STATE ITEMS. Mincrsvillc and Mr. Pleasant have been raised te the grade of presidential post pest offices, te take effect en Jan. 1, 1881, with a salaryef $1,100 for the former and 81,400 for I he latter. St. Mary's church of Lebanon, Pa., will be consecrated Tuesday, December 14, by Rt. Rev. Bishop Shanaban. Consecra tion ceremonies commencing 7.30 p. m. ; pontifical high mass at 10.30 a. m., te be celebrated by Most Rev. Archbishop Weed, of Philadelphia. In the death of James E. Brown, of Kit tanning at 9 o'clock, Saturday evening, terminated the career of probably the most active and successful business man in western Pennsylvania. At the time of his dissolution Mr. Brown was estimated te be worth something ever $3,000,000 which he acquired by a life of constant aud in telligent effort in the world of. business. He was eighty-three years old. Cattle thieves are said te be operating in Caernarvon, Lancaster county. The hide aud entrails of a fine steer were found in Bard's swamp, north from Church town, the four quarters having been re moved by the thieving butchers. Ssvcral mere are missing. The stolen turkeys taken from parties in and around Morgan town, were sold te a respectable dealer iu poultry, who paid ever te well-known parties $11.30. Xe arrests. Hen. Thaddeus Banks, probably the eldest attorney at the Blair county bar, is dead, after an illness of some months. Bern in Miftlintewn in 1815, he was a seu of Hen. Ephraim Banks, who was tl e Democratic auditor general about 1S51. In 18.G1 Mr. Banks was elected te the Leg islature as a Democrat. He was widely known throughout the state, for many years being a member of the State Beard of Agriculture. Mr. Banks was the Demo cratic candidate for judge against Judge Dean nine years age. Daniel Lord, ene of the eldest lumber men in Northeastern Pennsylvania, has just accomplished a feat never before at tempted. A few days age, as the rafting freshet in the Delaware was beginning te decrease rapidly, Lord started from ;Equi nunk, Wayne county, at daylight and ran a raft two hundred feet long and sixty-five feet wide through te Easten, withoutmak witheutmak ing any step for sleep accomplishing the entire distance, 124 miles by river, in less than twenty hours, eating all meals en the raft. He was obliged te accomplish the extraordinary feat in order te save his raft from destruction. Many fine rafts are new frozen up in the Delaware. WASHED ASHOltK. A Station Master and Crew Drowned. Washington, Xev. 30. The signal station at Higlaud Light, Massachusetts, reports that the body of Capt. Atkfns, of station number seven, and the body of one of his crew were picked this morning. It is thought Captain Atkins and crew in attempting te beard some stranded vessel during the night were capsized and all drowned, as ether bodies are seen in the surf. A later dispatch from Highland Light, says : " Captain Atkins, of life saving station number seven, and two surfmen were drowned early this morning while rescuing the crew of a sleep, and the sleep has gene, adrift with two men en beard." Accidentally Shet. Denveh, Cel., Xev. 30. A pest mor tem examination proves that the sheeting of Lieutenant Governer Robinson was ac cidental. The remains will lie in state at Leadville te-day and at Denver te morrow aud will be then taken te deceased's for mer home in Michigan. Abe Rothschild' Chances. Marsiiai.i,, Tex., Xev. 30. -In the Rothschild murder case the defendant's motion te set aside the indictment was sustained yesterday, and unless new pro ceedings are taken within two days the prisoner will be discharged. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Sales ec Seal Estate. The following sales of real estate were made at Quarryville, during last week : Rebert Hamill sold te Henry Herr, of Maner, his fine farm of 95 acres, with large stone house, frame barn and tobacco shed, and all the necessary outbuildings. The whole is beautifully located in the village of Quarryville, and it is one of the best farm's in that section. The price paid is $10,500, and it is considered cheap. Mr. Herr will move en it the coming spring. uavia uaversticK. jr.. Has sold te T. li. Thompsen,esq.,for $1,200, the let with geed frame house and stable, both almost new, situated ou the read from Dry Wells te Quarryville, and adjoining Mr. navcr stick's farm. Jehn W. Eckman, esq., manager of 3Iontgemcry iron company of Pert Ken nedy, has sold te Silas Winters, the " Gochenaur farm" in Providence town ship. It contains about 50 acres, and the price is $4,000. It was at one time mined for iron ere, but the ere being deep, it did net pay. The Montgomery iron company have also, sold their interest in the Stively ere bank aud farm te E. &Q. Breeke, of Birdsboro, who wc understand intend te commence mining at an early day. The price paid by Messrs. Breeke has net been made public. Mrs. Cel. Wm. F. Amweg has sold at private sale her property,Xes. 133 and 140 East King street,te Michael F. Steigerwalt for 89,500. This property has a front en East King street of 82 feet en which is erected a two-story brick dwelling house, and extends in depth te Mifflin street 254 en which is erected two two-story brick dwelling houses. Cel. Amweg has leased for a term of years the old Ycates home stead, Xe. 20 Seuth Queen street, and will remove there with his family en April 1st. Mcssers. Henry Wolf and Philip Ginder have sold at private sale the property known as the Geldcu Herse hotel, Xes. 112 and 144 East King street, new occupied by Fred'k Weehrle, te Eugene Bauer, i'er $11,200. This property has a front of 32 feet and a deptlief 245 feet aud contain a large two-story hotel and suitable out buildings. Mr. Bauer will take possession April 1. COURT OF COMMON FLEAS. Before Judge Patterson. The case of Henry C. Uauser vs. David G. Swartz was argued this forenoon. Iterore Judge Livingston. Geerge W. Brown, new for the use of Charles B. Kaufman, vs. Geerge Marshall, action in replevin. The plaintiff's side of this case was as fellows : Iu the month of May, 1874, Geerge Marshall, then a resi dent of this city, went te the furniture store of Geerge W. Brown and purchased furniture te the amount of $S2.50. The bargain was that Mai shall, who was un able te pay for the furniture all at once, was te te take it home, but Brown should own it until it was paid for, inside of sixty days. Marshall seen left tewu and has net been seen here since. In July, 1871, Brown issued a writ of replevin and the sheriff seized the furniture. Then Careline Marshall (Geerge Marshall's wife) and her mother, Mrs. Barbara Her Her zeg, claimed ownership, gave bends and held the property. The defense was that Mrs. Marshall gave her husband $100 te buy the furni ture ; became home and told her that he had bought and paid for it; she never knew it had net been paid for until it was seized ; she transferred the furniture te her sister, who had leaned her some money. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff for $103.44, the amount claimed, with interest. Isaac G. Reland & Ce., for the use of Edwin Bushelder, vs. A. Bates Grubb. The plaintiffs were doing business in Reading in the year 1877. They furnished a grain separator for a mill situated in Elizabeth township, and owned by Mr. Grubb. This mill was in charge of a man named Patterson, .who had leased it. He purchased the separator, which has never been paid for ; the plaintiffs claim that they informed Mr. Grubb of the claim upon one occasion ; he visited them in Reading and said that he did net want te go te any ad ditional expense en the mill, as Patterson was a shiftless fellow ; the plaintiff pro posed te take the separator out of the mill when Mr. Grubb told them net te de it as he would try and get some renttaoney out of Patterson. The claim is $114.99. The defense in the case is that Mr. Grubb never purchased the separator nor did he authorize any one else te de se ; he never made himself responsible for it. On trial. A motion for a non suit was made iikthe case this afternoon when court met. Tobacco Buyers. The "low barometer" and damp weather of the past few days has had the effect of bringing te town quite a number of prominent tobacco buyers. The fol lowing are registered at the Cadwcll house : Max Bemberger, Philadelphia ; L. Werthcimcr, A. Oppenheimcr, M. Xen bcrgcr, M. Lachenbruch, X. Lachenbruch, Xcw Yerk ; M.Resenshinc, San Francisce ; Chas. Becker, Baltimore. AH or nearly all these gentlemen are iu the country among the tobacco growers te-day. At the Stevens house are registered the following named tobacco dealers ; Jeseph Hernsheim, Xcw Orleans ; Henry Hol Hel lander, M. Fringant and Frank Pentlarge, Xcw Yerk ; Aaren Teller, Lancaster, and Leuis Teller, Philadelphia. Alter :aTtlcld' Election. The labereis in the employ of the Penn sylvania railroad company are net con vinced that the election of Garneld bad any tendency te promote their prosperity, nor that the defeat of Hancock saved the industrial interests of the country from destruction. They are notified that their wages, which lmve been running at $1.10 per day. are cut down for the coming win ter te $1. They see the prosperity of the company, the large increase in its net earnings, the dividends declared, and the high price its stock commands. They see that butter is 35 cents a pound and eggs 35 cents a dozen ; nor is there any fall in the prices of coal, Heur or clothing. And they wonder what sort of a season this is for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Bendi Purchased. Reed, McGrann & Ce. have been award ed the entire $10,000 lean recently adver tised for by the beaid of directors of Lan caster school district, they being the low est bidders. There were nearly a dozen bids, the lowest being at par and the high est, that of Reed, McGrann & Ce., offer ing 5 per cent premium. The bends are payable at the pleasure of the beard one year after date. As an evidence of the high esteem in which capitalists held the school beard bends it may here be stated that Reed, McGrann & Ce. have already sold a por tion of tlieir purchase at C per cent, pre mium. . Y. M. C. A. Lecture Last Night. The lecture by Dr. Crnmbaitgh te young men, in the audience room of the Christian association last evening, was well attended and illustrated in a most impressive man ner. The views of .diseased subjects thrown upon the illuminated canvass in the darkened room were from the hospital practice of vthc lecturer, while a stu dent in the medical department of the nnivei sity of Pennsylvania. They told a ureauiui story et vice ana suuermg, one that will never be forgotten by such young men as had the geed fortune te be present It was at the same time solemn warning and impressivcinstructien, the influence, of which can be nothing else than geed. " The way of the transgressor is hard." GEO. EXGLAXD'3 SCIVIDE. aatale Act i We noticed yesterday tee suicide i Gatchelville, Yerk county, of Gee. Eng land, late of Fairfield, Drumore township, this county, where his family were visitiag at the time of his tragic taking off. The Yerk Dispatch furnishes the following par ticulars : Mr. England has resided eae mile north east of Gatchelville for nearly tare years, having come from Lancaster county, and was half owner of one of the largest aad best farms in Fawn township. He was aged about SO years, temperate, quiet, very industrious, lespecma anauicea ey all wne knew him. He leaves a wife and four small children, who have the sympathy of the en tire community. His family were aaeeat visiting some friends ia Liateeter ceanty at the time of his sad act. The cause" of his taking his life, se faraskaewa, was in consequence of some business transac tions he bad in renrd te bavieir and sell ing cattle, which te most men would have been a trilling matter, but which he had nursed and brooded ever until he had his mind se worked up that he concluded te end his life. . The manner of doing it was by going into the lower fleer of his doable decker barn, then obtaining two small hempen strings about 26 inches in leagth, which had been used for tying tobacco lath together. He made a loop of one end, placed it around bis neck ; the ether he tied te a cress pest, about five feet from the fleer. He then stepped en a bag that contained say one-half bushel of salt, and tied the two ends together, then stepped off the bag his tees touching the fleer. He was discovered about three-quarters of an hour after he hail been missed, by one of the men who worked for him, who cut him down, but life was entirely extinct. Mr. England had a brother who com mitted suicide three years age, by shoot sheet ing himself after having made his own coffin. DKVMOKK ITEMS. Frem Oar Down Cenalry Cerr yesuleat. The snow last week took us rather by surprise, and found us with here and there a little corn and a geed deal of fodder in the fields. In fact, the farmers were in no way ready for it, and never would be, for that matter. But the farmers' sons and daughters welcomed it with a very geed grace, aud get out the sleighs, bells and wraps, as if perfectly satisfied te " never ramd the weather." Somehow or ethor down here we don't pay much attention te Thanksgiving. Seme of us strictest religionists, of course, go te church and are told and think about the things for which we should eiler thanks, and we de it in our orthodox way ; but we don't go borne after the service aad have great feasts of " big brown turkeys" and such things of indigestible natures as we are often supposed te indulge in en this day this brother of Christmas by no means. We cat a piece of perk and beans or cabbage, or some such substan tial feed, and arc net always as thankful for it, cither, as we might be. It is trea we kill lets of nice fat turkeys, ducks, chickens, geese and the like, but we are net se extravagant as te eat them, no indeed ; but we send them off te the city and get big prices and quick returns, and are gen erally mere thankful for Thanksgiving than we are for the many geed things we garnered from our fields; for, by the "sweat of our brews," we earned them. The Presbyterians observed the day at Chestnut Level by preaching in the church in the morning, a dinner at neon and sup per in the evening, for the benefit of the church. Fer the same purpose there will be held a concert in the church en Wed nesday evening of this week by the "Estey quartet," of Philadelphia. The Fairfield lyceum is in geed running order new. Geed music, essays, recita tions and speeches can be heard free of charge every Friday evening, when im portant debatable questions, also, are weekly, strongly, forever settled. Last week Mr. Alfred Ferrill was given a "birthday surprise" party by his young friends of both sexes. An excellent sup per was provided by some of the surpris ing young ladies and Mr. Ferrell's mother, after which interesting and appreciated feature, the fiddlers came in, and the night was chased away en the light fantistic tee. 3Ir. FerriU's cider was geed and plenty, the boys jelly, and the girls were the kind we have down here "brag ones';' but like ether girls, capable of smelling cider en a boy's breath at a distance of several yards. The surprise was a success and pleasure in every respect. CesapllaaeatarY. The following explains itself : Trkasvbt DKFAKTSnUT. .1 OFnCBOrlXTKKNAI. Kkvmck WAsmxoTeir. Nev. 98, ia. Themas A. Wiley, esq.. Collector 9th District, .uuncusier, renna. Sin : I have received from Revenue Agent Marvin, a very satifactery report of the condition of your office upon an examina examina natien made by him en the 23d inst. Your office is graded first class, as usual, according te the scale of merit. Fer the fidelity, efficiency and pride in the service displayed by yourself and your officers in maintaining this high grade of excellence, please accept my thanks and congratulations. Respectfully, Green B. Raum, Commissioner. Obituary. Mrs. Margaret Fahnestock Xeurse, youngest daughter of the late Geerge Fahnestock and sister of R. E. Fahnes tock, of this city, died at her home in Xew Albany, Indiana, en the 14th inst., of typhoid fever. 3Ir. Xeurse, the hus band of deceased, is a son of -the late Samuel Xeurse, for many years a teacher in the public schools of this city. Letters Held. Letters addressed te "Miss Eliza Wallace. Salisbury P. O. Lancaster county Pa," and "Jacob Bard, Hinkletown Lancaster Ce., Pa.," are held in the postemce for postage. One te "Miss Xell Hauer, Leba non county, Pa," is in need of better direc tions. Tbanab Cat. Augustus Xucte, residing en Water street and employed at Lebzelier's. plan ing mill, had the tbumb of his left hand almost cut off this morning while sawing lumber for cigar boxes. Dr. Davis dressed the wound. sai et Merses. Samuel Hess & Sen, auctioneers, sold at public sale yesterday at the Merrimac house for Geerge Gressman, 10 head of Canada horses, at an average of 9189.25 per head. SUader Salt. Benjamin F. Xull, through his attorney, Jehn M. Amweg, esq., has entered a suit for slander, in the court of common pleas, against Jehn Remick. Presented with m Can. Father Huber, late of this city, who is new stationed at Leck Haven, was recently presented with an elegant geld headed cane by his parishioners. Oeae te Eaatea. J. W. B. Bausman. esq. and wife, have . gene te Easten te be present at the re-' dedication of Pardee hall, at Lafayette college. Alene. One lonely 'vagrant was in the station house ever night and the mayor discharged him this morning.