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LANCASMlAnTlNTia-LIGENCER MONDAY DECEMBER 6 1880. Hancastet intelligencer. MONDAY EVENING, DEC. 6, 1880. Heavy Beaiiag. There will be a great deal of heavy reading in the newspapers for a few days new, the most of which the judicious reader will skip. Mr. Hayes and his lieutenants will have a great deal te say, since it is their last chance te say any thing from their places. Ne doubt they think that they have done well and they will de their best te show it. They will net have a very difficult task, for they have net done ill. Fortune has favored them in that the country has been en the up-grade of presperty and the administration riders needed but te sit' still and let the ship quietly move along en the calm ocean before the favoring winds. Secretary Sherman considers that he is entitled te great praise becausejthe debt has been largely funded at four per cent. But he could net have avoided it if he would. The stupidest mau in the treasury would have done as much ; and one of superior sagacity would have reduced the inter est te three per cent. We all knew new that this could liave been done juid that the country is burthened with the pay ment for many years of one-third mere interest than it would have had te pay if its financial minister had been wise enough te see only two or three years ahead and te have known that then the United States could borrow en as geed terms as England. Mr. Hayes, in hLs last dying speech, would de well te say little and te leave the people with the impression they are generally under, that lie has net done much harm if he has net been very illus trious in his deeds. Considering the way in which he wasthrjust into his place, we have reason te congratulate ourselves en the way in which we have get through with him. He has net been a rascal or thief, nor shown any great leaning te these classes after he get through with rewarding with public etlices the many who had helped te de the dirty work that seated him. We have learned te knew that Hayes was net the author of that work, being neither smart nor wicked enough for it. His wickedness was just of that degree that did net forbid him te take advantage of the crimes of ethers done in his behalf. He was bad enough te be a receiver of stolen goods, but net bold enough te steal them. Weakness has bsen his strongest characteristic. He has been weak in virtue and vice ; in wisdom and purpose ; in word and deed. He has been strong enough, often, te leek straight ahead, but he could net at the .same time walk the course. The eyes and the legs could net both go straight at once. He has been afllicted with a moral St. Titus' dance, which has made him exhibit a ludicrous inconsist ency bstween his premise and perform ance ; and most notably in the matter of civil service reform, which had in him a most ardent advocate but most coward ly soldier. He couldn't help it, peer devil ; the Lord made him se for some wise purpose, which is hard te guess, unless it was te put him into sympathy with the Repub lican party, and into the hands of its leaders: for all hands in that concern ssem tq naturally avert their hearts from an honest, courageous, straightforward man, who does what he says and says what is right. The fearfully lame ducks which their party has chosen te the presidency, iu Grant, Hayes and Garfield, shows hew fend it is of moral crook creok croek edness: and we have occasion te feel thankful" that in putting Hayes in they gave us a man who is only nega tively vile and net positively geed. He has been a decenter president than Grant. There has been no charge of corruption made against him or any member of his househeld: nor against any public officer whom he has befriended. He is accused of being close in his expenditures and mean in his entertainments ; and te have laid away a geed deal mere than half of his salary : all of which we can endure and b3 content te hear. It satisfies us that he wili net in the future be continually parading before the country with a beg ging hat iu his hand. Grant as a gift taker and the consort of thieves in the presidency, and as a beggar when retired from it, has breughtthc office and him self even mere into contempt than has Mr. Hayes. And it is doubtful whether Garfield can de much mere te degrade it. 13ul perhaps when he is through with four years smutting of it, it will be tee dirty for anyone else te want te fill. It is nearlv in that condition new. The smart young mau whom Mr. Hayes employs te keep his messages from the press until after they are read in Congress has been as unfortunate this year as he was last year. Seme sharp newspaper men get held of it yesterday and telegraphed an abstract of it ever the country, which our readers will find mere interesting te-day than the message will be te-morrow. Even the astute Win. Henry Smith, associated press agent brought en from Chicago te help Rogers keep the message from the newspapers in advance, was unequal te his task, and a pious publisher of a Philadelphia paper found a copy of it with his mail yester day, which he conscientiously took back te-the postefllce until his time came te be served wilhiU Garfield has use for that Philadelphia publisher. Secretary Sherman recommends that Congress repeal all taxes en the capital and deposits of national banks ; and that te refund the $087,350,600 of government leans, five and six, per cents, redeemable in 1881, the government should issue an amount net exceeding $400,000,000 of treasury notes in denomi nations net less than ten dollars, bearing interest net exceeding four per cent, per annum, and running from one te ten years, te be sold at net less than par ; and net mere than $400,000,000 of bends at 3.05 per cent, interest, redeemable after fifteen years. The surplus revenues for 1881 are estimated at $48,445,277.72. There are nearly fifty million dollars in silver coinage locked, up in" the treasury yaults that cannot be made te circulate. MINOR TOPICS. Sixce the election, Parson Beecher and' his Plymouth .church have came out for free trade. Loxgfellew can take a worthless sheet of paper and by writing a poem en it make it worth $50. That's genius. Van dcrbilt can write fewer words en a similar sheet and make it worth jJ30.000,000. That's capital. Canada new sends us annually nearly a third as many emigrants as all Europe, and, except Great Britain and Ireland, mere than any foreign country. Canadian emigrants arc net mainly Canadians. They are rather European emigrants who reach the United States through Canada. During the year ending June 30 about 100,000 came from that direction, a very small proportion of whom were Canadians. Cesguessmak Sixgi.etex, of Illinois, says that the committee en pest-offices and post-reads, of which he is a member, will try this winter te secure the passage of a bill te establish commercial relations with the sea coast countries of Seuth America and Central America. He does net favor subsidies, but thinks the carrying trade should be recovered, and with that end in view believes that the navigation laws should be repealed and the privilege ac corded these who care te engage in com merce te buy their ships anywhere. PFESONAL. Mrs. Gaiifield refuses te have her photograph sold or her portrait engraved. General McClellax has just received a gift of the flint-lock pistol carried by Win field Scott during the Mexican war. Sara Beicxiiaiidt and her managers have abundant rersen te be satisfied with the financial results of her engagement in New Yerk. The total receipts during her four weeks' performances were in leund figures $90,000, making an average of $23,000 per week. A young New Yerker named Den ant, who expended $1,200 iu starting the Knickerbocker, issued one number, paid his debts, shut up the office and retired from journalism. AH this simply te gratify a spirit of brotherly revenge. His brother had chosen te marry without his consent and he started a newspaper for the sole purpose of getting a description of his brother's wedding from his point of view before the public. Having accomplished this brotherly task his journalistic career was at an end. STATE ITEMS. Up in Scranton Chas. Elirhardr, a brewer, lias been fatally scalded by boiling beer. The Harrisburg Independent is four years old and leeks nice and clean in new type. Themas Pctcrich, aged 80, and married 38 years, has died iu Pottsville from in juries te his head received in a fall. In Pittsburgh William M. Bcatty, aged C2, was struck by a switch engine and killed. Jeseph Veycc. aged ( has befcn burned te death. Andrew J. Gillcn, the love-lern lawyer who shot and killed May Sicgersen in New Yerk, was captured in Flerida and shot himself te death. Samuel Busscr, jr., a nephew of Jacob Busser, residing near Longstewu, iu Yerk county, aged about 20 years, was found dead in Mr. Stile's barn near Ore Valley. The Black Hussars, of Philadelphia, have been disbanded by order of the adju tant general. Tim action is due te the fact that .the Hussars' "four companies" did net comply with the demands of the laws relative te appearing at encampments and adopting the National Guard uniform. Siddonstewn and Mount Pleasant, Yerk county towns, are disturbed "by the hid eous cries of a wild beast who has been making his rendezvous in the mountains near by. During the day the animal keeps himself concealed among the rocks and bushes. As seen as darkness sets in the animal starts up his nightly serenades.'' In Pittsburgh en Saturday afternoon David M. Leng, of the firm of Hubbaid, Bakcwcll & Ce., was carrying $1,900 te be used in paying oft' empleyes. Just as lie crossed Barker's alley, en Penn street, a man suddenly caught the package from be. hind and ran toward Ninth street. Mr. Leng was se much astonished that the thief had a geed start before he could make known his less, but a crowd seen col lected and assisted in the pursuit. The thief was caught but escaped by liting two shots at his captor. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL. The California electors met at Sacra mento Friday, and cast five votes ler Han cock and one for Garfield. The Oregon electors met at Salem en Friday and voted for Garfield and Arthur. In Burlingamc, Kansas, The commercial hotel and Burlingamc house wcre de stroyed by fire. The less en the building is about $00,000. The darnege 1 e furniture and less of personal effects of occupants will be considerable. The Union Pacific depot inSaliua, Kan sas, was destroyed by fire. A large amount of freight and express matter was burned. The we'ather is growing very cold there, a change of ever fifty degrees has occurred in five hours. In Kewanec, 111., thirteen tramps were locked up, and at about half-past eleven two or three tramps outside tried te force open the calaboese. They were discover ed and tried te escape. One. whose name is net known, was shot and killed. The tramps had been selling jewelry around town all day. A French boy named Jehn Yassar, aged thirteen years, was instantly killed en Herner and Roberts' railroad, at Eliza beth. He was riding en a leaded coal train, coming down the hollow rapidly, when the car en which he was riding jumped the track. He fell beneath it and was frightfully mangled. In Brockton, Mass., during a quarrel be tween Cen Buckley and wife Nat Murphy, Buckley's step seu, attempted te act as peacemaker, when he received two crush ing blows en the head with an axe in the hands of Buckley, making wounds two inches in length and which may prove fatal. The parties were all intoxicated. A fire at navrc de-Grace destroyed Mur phy's stove and tinware store, Burk's to bacco and cigar store, Farr & Bre.'s pro duce store, S. F. Potts, agricultural im plement warehouse, two large frame dwell ings belonging te Dr. W. W. Hepkins, and a large brick dwelling house belong ing te the estate of Dr. Themas C. Hop Hep kins. Damages are estimated at $12,000; insurance, $4,500. Three buildings were blown up te step the progress of the flames, A fire occurred yesterday in the five story iron-front building Ne. 76 Franklin street, New Yerk, by which J. A. Hum phrey and Celcurn, dealers iu silks and fancy goods, occupying the second, fourth and fifth floors, sustained about $10,000 less. The stock was insured for 26.000. William E. Stein, dealer jn linens, en the third fleer, less $5,000. The building was considerably damaged. A ten-year-old daughter of Hagh Hor Her rity, who resides in a small house, near lock Ne. 4 of the canal which runs through Bristel, was seente rush from the -house with her clothing en fire, at the same time crying loudly for help. She was caught by her mother and a man named James Mcllvaine, who were fortu nately at hand, and plunged into a stream of water which ran near the house, but in doing se the mother and Mcllvaine were badly burned about the hands. The girl will die. At Excelsior, a mining town in Iowa, Jehn Livingston,. a miner, attempted te kill Margaret Stewart and her two year old child. He struck Mrs. Stewart in the forehead with the edge of an axe, pene trating the brain, and then in the back of the neck penetrating the cavity of the chest. The child was sjuck in the back of the head, and brains are oozing from the wounds. The recovery of either is hopeless. Livingston was intoxicated at the time, and no reason for the crime is given. He is in the hands of the sheriff. Lynching is strongly talked of. A DOCTOR LYNCHED. Swift Retribution In New Mexico. The details of a shocking story have just been received from Otere, N. M., a little town en the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, just south of the Colerado line. Dr. C. A. Washington, of Otere, was called te Katen, another small town, en Tuesday, te treat a dining room girl at the Vandever house, named Mary Butler. He spent the night in attendance upon her. She died Wednesday morning, but before dying stated that he had given her two large doses of morphine and had then assaulted her while she was only semi-conscious and unable te re sist. The doctor was arrested, taken te Otere and locked up ; but en Thursday night the jail was broken into by the mob, who took Washington out and strangled him. His record is most unsavory. He came te Colerado for years age and settled at Lavcta and began business as a drug gist. He married a young lady there, but treated her se badly that the citizens compelled him te leave se hur riedly that he uet even have time te get his goods away. He left his wife, and going te Las Animas took a second wife. He seen deserted her and went te Elmore, where he married a third. With her he went te Otere. When a child was born te the third wife the child died under circumstances which led te the circulation of the report that Washington had killed it. The citizens organized and began an investigation, which se infuriated him that he, sus pecting the woman had given informa tion against him, beat her mercilessly. She was taken out of his hands and scut away. Although the belief was general that lie killed the child, proof was net positive, and he was permitted te escape with his life. Soen alter this he killed a partner in a dispute about a barn, but was cleared en the ground of self-defense. Washington was a man of geed address, and was at one time, and may have been at the time of his violent death, worth some $20,000. It is uet believed that Washington is his right name, and it is net known where he comes from. WRECKED ON THE RAILS, rilteen Persons Injured and Ne One Killed. A terrible railroad accident occurred about eleven o'clock Saturday morning en the Northwestern railroad, by which fif teen persons were injured, but, by what seems almost a miracle, no ene was killed. At the hour named the Geneva Lake ex press, which reaches Chicago only fifteen minutes earlier than the Janesville express, stepped at Carey station, thirty-eight miles from Chicago, and sent a brakeman back te flag the Janesville train. Owing te a dense fog the engineer of the latter train did net sec the signal in time te step, and his engine crashed into the rear car of the train from Geneva Lake without warn ing and with terrible force. The engine was completely wrecked. The rear car and the one in front of it wcre destroyed by the fire which ensued, and every pas senger except one, in the rear car, was badly hurt. Mrs. II. C. Maynard, wife of the manager of the Western Union tele graph office iuJChicage, was injured about the head and internally, while a gentleman, name unknown, was bruised ami mangled, probably fatally. All information of the accident lias been carefully snrpressed dur ing Saturday. Suspicion. Ill Ledgcrvillc, recently, the death of Themas Burns, jr., a manufacturer of pot tery, by accidental sheeting, was an nounced. It new appears that there is a .strong suspicion of foul play. The jury cannot agree upon any verdict, as seme of the jurors insist the sheeting could net have been accidental. The jreund was in (he top of the head, the brains having been blown entirely out, and the course of the wound being in a downward direction. Had he fallen it would have been impos sible te have caused such a wound in that spot. Bums and his father had been en bad terms for some time past, and two or three weeks age a fight between father and son took place, in which the young man whipped his parent severely. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. INCENDIARY FIRE. Tobacco Shed Uurned Last Night. Between 11 and 12 o'clock last night a frame tobacco shed, situated en Strawberry street, directly opposite Woodward Hill cemetery and owned by Philip Betz, was destroyed by fire. The shed was full of leaf tobacco, and also contained a enc enc onc herso wagon, a plow, and a tobacco frame all of which were burmed. The build iug, iu size, was 28x84 feet, and was new, having been erected last summer. The tobacco was owned by Mr. Betz and Thes. Lippc and it was raised en the shares by the latter, who lives but about fifty yards from the shed which was burned. Mr. Lippe had an insurance of 8500 en the tobacco in the Williamsburg City in surance company, of which Bausman & Burns are agents. Mr. Betz has $500 en the tobacco in the Hamburg-Bremen com pany and $600 en the building and con tents in the Insurance Company of Penn sylvania. II. R. Breneman is the agent for these companies. The insurance will probably cover the less. The origin of the fire is net known but it is supposed te have been the work of an incendiary. Mr. Lippe was waked out of his bed by the shouting of some neighbors who discovered the flames. When he arose the whole building was'in blaze and it burned very quickly. l'ire in East Earl Township. Ou last Saturday evening a small barn belonging te Alexander Gait, near Fair villc, East Earl township, was entirely consumed by fire with-about five tens of hay. Less about $800 ; no insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed te have been the work of an in cendiary. Mr. Gait has been a member of the Lancaster County Mutual iiisurance company for forty-two years and has had all his buildings insured for that time ex cept the ene burned down, and it was erected a few years age and he neglected te have it insured. In the forty-two years he has paid mere fire tax than the amount of the less. Atnpherai Found at Keine. In digging the foundations for the rec tory attached te St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church at Reme, Italy, of which Rev. Dr. Rebert J.- Nevin is pastor, the workmen when about twelve feet down came upon cress walls cutting the ground in several directions, causing them te change the system of the foundations. Just at the depth te which thty were or dered te go, they came upon the tops of a row of great amphora wine jars They are about eighteen centuries old, five feet in height and would held several barrels. They will be kept as cariesities. THE OSAKA. 'A Child or the State" mt Folten Opera Heuse. The production of Geerge Hoey's new ama of "A Child of the State," at Ful ton opera house, Saturday night, was greeted by an audience of goodly numbers. The play is a geed one and the success that rewarded it last season is net likely te wane se long as it continues in such excel lent hands as these by which it was pre sented te our people. Its scene is laid in The Hague, Helland, and deals with a statute of that ancient commonwealth which provides for the protection of the honor of all charity orphans who have been specially adopted by the state and taken under it bread aegis, by requiring that any man who shall assail or in any degree compromise that honor shall be compelled te marry the orphan, the alternative being death. The Count Maurice DeLancy is a gay young French gallant, who whilst traveling in Helland engages in a flirta tion with one of tbcfb charity orphans, ignorant of course of the peril he encoun ters by this indulgence of the national penchant. Gertrande, a child of the state, dazzled by his wealth and title, encourages his advances, conscious of her power te cause him te marry her or pay her a liberal price for her silence. The count, who is easily entrapped by the orphan's machinations, really loves another, Marie, adopted daughter of the chief magistrate of The Hague ; te her he plights his faith, and at the very instant of the signing of the ante-nuptial con tract Gertrande, the child of the state, interferes by accusing Maurice of having premised te marry her, and presents te him the alternative of fulfilling his ebli gatien ex suffering the highest penalty of the law. The Frenchman is net long in making up his mind, preferring death te a union with one whom he has grown te despise and abhor. The main action of the play henceforth relates te the extri cation of 3aurice from his direful dilemma, te which end is brought te bear a wealth of incident that holds the attcntieu of the spectator steadfast, whilst the complications of the plot are as num erous as they are ingeniously arranged and cleverly wrought out. The dramatic situ ations are numerous and exciting, the cli maxes effective, the dialogue is crisp and the entire movement rapid and satisfac tory. It is no carping spirit which prompts the suggestion that the general effect of the performance would be greatly en- henced by the cuttiug of the final act, which is of unreasonable length, and be- comes almost wearisome in view of the fact that the most powerful effects have been produced in the preceding act, and the only real necessity for the fifth is te taper off the performence, it being wholly without denouement or effective passage, Mr. Hoey would de his play a scrvice by running ins pen through the greater portion of the prosy scenes and useless con versation that make up Act 5 ; after the thrilling finale et the fourth act, all the spectator wants te sce is a concise and orderly termination, in which the few re maining threads may be gathered up and complete a fabric which with tins improve ment would be wholly creditable and satis factory. The company is one of admirably adjust ed strength. The central male characters of the Count Maurice DeLancy and his friend Gres Jlene hist fit the shoulders of Jas. M. Hardie and Geerge Hoey, who re spectively perform the parts. The former is tall, handseme, a model of the careless French nobleman as represented in the earlier stages of the play, afterwards wrought up te a sense of the terrible situ ation te which his thoughtlessness aud in discretion had brought him. He is es pecially geed in the emotional scenes, and showed great power in the duel scene where he lights and kills Christian. Mr. 'Hoey, as the light-hearted and eccentric Gres Rene, a staunch friend of Maurice in all his difficulties, created a very favorable impression and is a geed actor. Mr. Will A. Sands was thoroughly satisfactory in his rele of Christian Myer, ad vocate and Maurice's rival for the hand of Marie ; as were also Messrs. H, Rccs Davis and Carl Ahrendt in their re spective parts the former as Frederich ten Helmich, chief magistrate of The Hague, and the latter as Walberg, the scheming uncle. Miss Ellen Cummins, in the un gracious role of Gertrande, left no doubt of her ability as an actress. The part is net an agreeable one that of a charity orphan, a "child of the state,'' whose nature has been warped and distorted by real and fancied griev ances and the most positive compliment te Miss CummiiiB's rendition of the character was the decided dis like for the charity orphan that the audience early manifested, which, however, subsequently incited te pity and compas sion iu the affecting passage wherein Gertrande learns that she has a mother and that that mother had net deserted her as she had all her life imagined. Miss Minnie Menk, as Louise Ven Helmich, gave a geed interpretation of the character, though her acting was a trifle uneven. Miss Eva Glen Barker was attractive iu the character of Marie, and is a premising young actress, while Miss Katie Baker, as Carline,a child of the state, whose sunny temper and frankness wcre in such striking contrast with the soured disposition of her sister in misfor tune, gained the geed-will of the audience by her rendition of the part. YK OLDEN TIME. Staging te Washington Through Lancaster. In Jesiah Quincy's reminiscences, being published in the New Yerk Iadependent, appears the following item from his diary which has a certain local interest : February 10th, 1826. At three o'clock this morning the light of a candle under the deer and a reusing knock told me that it was time te depart, aud shortly after I left Philadelphia by the Lancaster stage, otherwise a vast illimitable wagon, with seats without backs, capable of holding some sixteen passengers with decent com fort of themselves, and actually encum bered with seme dozen mere. After riding till eight o'clock, we reached the breakfast heuse, where we- partook of a geed meal and took up Messrs. Story and Wheateu. We then proceeded through a most beau tiful tract of country, where geed fences and huge stone barns proved the excellence of;the farming. The read seemed actually lined with Conastega wagons, each drawn by six stalwart horses and laden with farm produce. At Lancaster, the largest inland town in the United States, we changed stages and company. Frem that place te Yerk our party consisted of Lang Lang den Cheves,formcrlyprcsidentef the United States bank, Mr. Buchanan, a member of Congress lrem Pennsylvania, Mr. Henry, another membcr from Kentucky, Judge Story, Mr. Wheaten, and myself. I found the additions rather amusing men, and we rode together till sometime after dark, when we reached Yerk, found geed accommodations,and were ready te turn in, it being about ten o'clock. February 11th. After being detained till near ten by the non-arrival of the stage from Harrisburg, we started for Baltimore, and after a tedious ride through a hilly country and ever bad reads, wc reached ' Barnum's' at eleven o'clock te-night. We were much fatigued and wanted te go te bed ; but Barnum, who is a great friend of Judge Story, and knew him when he (Barnum) kept the Exchange coffee house in Bosten, would keep us up for canvas-backs and a bottle of capital wine. Wc sat talking ever these delicacies till near one o'clock, LEAF TOtSACCO. Heme mad New Yerk Markets. Activity Hereabouts Restricted Business la New Yerk Oaas's Repert. The U. S. Tobacco Journal of New Yerk gives, editorially, the following resume of we traae in that city ana elsewhere : "This has been a dull and uninteresting week. The chief of. interest seems te be the tobacco growing regions of Pennsyl vania. Te buy or net te buy, is the ques tion. As will be seen from a special re port in another column, some purchasing of the new crop of that state has been done at last year's figures. These that did buy, seemingly intend te " play smart." They are parties that last year packed lit tle or late, or net at all, while these who opened the onslaught en the '79 are con spicuous by their absence. They evident ly have profited by the lessen taught them by the 79 and intend te bny the '80 crop at figures which will insure them a profit. The '80 Pennsylvania has what is termed in the trade a ' black eye' It is net sound leaf. The numerous little holes in nearly every leaf certainly de net add te its usefulness. We don't mean te say that the crop is net one adapted te the manu facture of cigars in this country ; but no matter hew well it may turn out after the sweat the holes are objectionable and the tobacco will have te be offered at low fig ures te manufacturers. " There is plenty of sound tobacco in ether '80 crops, the New Yerk state and Connecticut crops especially showing a fine, healthy leaf. The Wisconsin also is, te a great extent, composed of a well-matured leaf. The Ohie is reported as be ing no better than last year's, but as of late this crop has gained the favor of home manufacturers for binders en even geed cigars and for wrappers .en low-priced goods, it will figura conspicuously in the market next year. The '79 tobaccos en hand are diminishing slowly, notwith standing the recent large jobbing transac tions. Manufacturers continne te buy in small quantities, apparently placing little confidence in holders' predictions that old tobaccos will become dreadfully scarce. The approach of the new year will likely prevent any transactions of magnitude in this market. The manufacturers are dis charging a great many hands just new, as orders are net very plenty. Nevertheless, they all expect a return in January of the busy times. Expert is out of joint. The total sales for Europe during the week were about a hundred cases of Ohie fillers." Bearing the Market. The Journal's Lancaster correspondent writes as follews: "Once again this county is invaded by tobacco buyers. There are about two dozen of them here, and they are continually driving about and examining crops wherever they can. They are net taking much, however, and but a very small amount has been pur chased up te date. Moreover, thore is every likelihood that buying will be limited for some time te come. The rea sons therefer can be told without making a very long story of it. ''In the first place,growers are asking 25 and 30 cents a pound for geed wrappers. I need hardly say that packers don't in tend te pay such prices. They paid tee much last year ; I hardly believe they will repeat that unplesant perfermance this year. Growers, however, seeui te think they can get better prices this season than they did last. They made se much out of the '79 crop that they want te, and think they can, make mere out of the '80 crop. Their views are unwarrantably high strung, and they will have te come down a peg or two if they wish te dispose of their stock. They knew that very much of it is punctured, in spite of which they seek and hope te get extravagant prices. "Such would-be buyers as I have seen are thoroughly disgusted with prospects, aud probably will net begin operations until the market for flea-bitten tocacce opens. This will net be in the immediate future, as farmers can't see the holes yet ! " In the ether tobacco-growing counties the same condition of things exists. There is a geed deal et examining of crops, exor bitant prices are asked and few purchases made. "Te find a ceuple of geed crops and suc ceed in buying them in as many days is considered excellent work. An item that is seldom considered in connection with tobacco-buying, especially by the grower is the expense attendant upon it. There is the expense of an empleye, team and driver, meals, tells and well, never mind, what which averages ten dollars a day at least. Add this te the high cost of the tobacco, and it makes a difference of one or two cents a pound if five hundred or a thousand pounds are bought in a day. The grower, of course, never thinks of this and if he did well, he would say the bu' bu' er can easily stand it. "The weather has been excellent for strip ping. There is net a tobacco grower te lie scen in town. All are busily engaged taking down their leaf from the poles." Trade Notes. There having been tronble between the tobacco beard of trade of Louisville en the ene side and the 'warehousemen en the ether, a new joint stock warehouse has been established en a solid basis in accor dance with rules of tobacco beard of .trade, with low fees te buyers and sellers and impartial and independent inspection. TheN. Y. Tobacco Leaf publishes the following as the amount of Pennsylvania tobacco shipped te New Yerk during No vember : Levy Bres., 82 cases ; A. Cehen, 84 ; A. II. Sceville & Ce.,-180 ; E. Spin" arn &Ce., 204 ; Chas. F. Tag & Sen, 18 ; Havemeyers & Vigelius, 43 ; Fex, Dills & Ce., 49 ; Jehn W. Leve, 11 ; F. Schulz, 41 ; Lichtenstein Bres. & Ce., 73 ; B. Bred, 18 ; Bunzl & Dormitzer, 312 ; I. Ehrmann, 1 ; M. W. Sleridel & Bre.. 15 : L. & E. Werthcimer & Ce.. 48 ; N. Lach enbiuch & Bre., 381 ; E. Heffman & Sen, 173 ; Heilbrencr, Josephs & Ce., 102 , C. S. Philips & Ce., 36 ; Fatman & Ce., 187;; Schrecdcr & Ben, 57 ; Ahncr& Dchls. 20; Lebenstcin & Gans, 1 ; Schwarz & Weil, 42 ; A. S. Resenbanm & Ce., 178 ; Hirsch, Vioterius & Ce., 2 ; A. Bhimlein & Ce., Basch & Fischer. 93 : B. Gretta. 15 Hussy & Ce., 0 ; G. Falk & Bre., 60 ; Kecnig, 32 G. Keismann, SO. Total, dans' Repert. Sales of seed leaf tobacco reported by J. S. Gans's Sen & Ce., tobacco broker?, Nes. 84 and 86 Wall street, New Yerk, for the week ending Dec. 6, 1880 : Business has become very much restricted, Pennsyl vania being the only sort dealt in te any extent. 850 cases 1879 Pennsylvania fillers, 7c; asserted lets, 12(5)18c; wrappers. 20 40c. 200 cases 1879 New England sec onds and wrappers, 1310c. 300 cases 1879 Ohie, 512c. 100 cases sundries, 9 20c. Total, 1,450 cases. The Lecal Tobacco Trade. During the last week a large number of buyers were in this city, and drove te many parts of the county te inspect the new crop, se far as an inspection of it can be made in it present condition. We hear of but few sales being effected, the dealers declaring that there is net one crop in ten, se far as they have been able te examine, that can be rated first class. Of course, they have net yet had a fair chance of mak ing a close examination as only a small proportion of the crop has as yet been stripped. The moist weather of the past week, however, has given the farmers a geed opportunity te take their crop from the poles, aud -stripping is new geving en actively. Nearly all the foreign buyers have gene home, and some of them declare they will net come back again, but they will probably think better of it after the holidays, by which time they will have a better chance te ascertain the real condition of the crop. The only firm, se far as we knew that has perma- nently withdraws from the market, is that of Kerbs & Spiess, whose agent, our good geed looking friend, Dan Mayer, has packed up bag and baggage and bid his friends adieu. The very large purchases made by this firm of 1879 leaf, much of which they still held, is probably the cause of their present retiracy. The few crops of 1880 that have been sold during the past week have brought geed prices averaging from 20 te 30 cents for wrappers, 7 te 10 for seconds, and 3 te 5 for fillers. Mr. S. S. Stacks, of Spring ville, sold 2$ acres a few days age for 23, 9 and3 . There is no doubt that the really geed leaf of 1880 will bring quite as geed prices as were paid for 1879, but the pre. portion of geed leaf is comparatively small. Lew prices are anticipated for the bulk of the crop. The sales already effected in the county are estimated at 300 or 400 cases. Of the crop of 1879 seme 250 cases, or mere, were sold last week en private terms. COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS. The December Adjourned Term. This morning the December adjourned term of quarter sessions court began, with Judge Patterson presiding. There are about 50 cases down en the list, including the Sewers murder case. Jehn Ransing plead guilty te a charge of keeping a disorderly house and was sen tenced te pay a fine of $40 and costs. The defendant is the proprietor of the Union hotel at Chestnut and Christian streets. The house had been se noisy that com plaint was made by the neighbor and it was returned te court by the constable Bofero he was sentenced a paper was pre sented, signed by the persons who made the complaint te the officers, in which they stated that they were satisfied that the defendant should be fined only. Mr. Ransing stated that he was going te leave the premises in a short time and that he new keeps a quiet house. These facts were taken into consideration by the court in passing sentence. The first case attached was that of cem'th vs. Stephen Brown, colored, of this city, who was charged with larceny. On the 13th of November a suit of gray clothes was stolen from the room of Gcei'ge Burten, in the Grape hotel, this city. Thcse clothes wcre taken te Charles Fish er's tailor shop by Brown, who left orders that the clothes be dyed. They wcre sent te Schum's dye works, where they wcre found and identified by Burten. The defense was that Brown bought the clothing from a man named "Jake," who was employed as a hostler at the stable in the rear of the Grape hotel. Several witnesses for character were called. Ver dict net guilty. Cem'th V3. David Hauck and Parmer Hauck, felonious assault and battery. The prosocuter was Jacob D. Warfel, a hotel keeper at Intercourse. On the night of the 8th of October he attended a Republican meeting at New Helland. While there he alleges that he was knocked down by Jacob Trestlo and was afterward kicked and bcaten by the defendants, Parmer hitting him with a billy or piece of weed, cutting him badly. CUE OUCRCUES. Seme Notanle Services Yesterday. The sacrament of the Lords Supper was administered in the Presbyterian church yesterday, a large congregation engaging in the services. Of the elders recently elected under the rotary system the six new elders -were ordained, and then to gether with Dr. Jehn McCalla, previously an elder, were installed in accordance with the Presbyterian ritual. Elder A. McKim was prevented by sickness from attending the service. Bishop Shananan at at. Mary's. At the 10 o'clock mass at St. Mary's church yesterday, Rev. Pater Ignatius, of St. Jeseph's hospital, was celebrant, and Rt. Rev. Bi3hep Shanahan, bishop of the dioccse, was present and preached an elo quent sermon from the text, "Art tkeu He that is te come, or de we leek for auether?" The discourse was a powerful exposition of the proofs of Christ's Divinity, and was especially pertinent te the Advent season, which is new being generally ob served by the church. At. Jehn's Lutheran Church. Rev. Dr. Valentine, president of Penn sylvania college, Gettysburg, preached morning aud evening yesterday in St. Jehn's Lutheran church this city, te large and attcntive congregations. Dr. Valen tine is an able and convincing preacher, though net much given te indulgence in the clecutienary graces of the popular lecturer. Rockland Sunday Scheel. The Rockland Sunday school was re-organized yesterday afternoon in the public school buildiug en Rockland street. While the children gathered in the west room of the buildiug, the management were cn gagctPiu the cast room preparing a sur prise for the little ones. . When all was in readiness the children were taken ever te the cast room and each ene presented with a bountiful supply of het ceffee and biscuit. An hour was then passed in sing ing, praying and conversation. All chil dren who de net attend any ether Sunday school are invited te the Rockland school every Sunday afternoon at half-past one o'clock. liedy found. The body of Jehn Brudcr, the little boy who was drowned in the Concstega, en Saturday afternoon was found this morn ing, a short distauce below where he fell in by Jehn McCutcheeu and Lewis Hcpting. Men were engaged dragging the creek all Saturday afternoon andesterday but were net succcsslul until this morning. The body was taken te the heuse of the boy's father. Corener Mishlcr summoned a jury aud heard the evidence of the boys who were skating with the deceased. This was the same in substance as wc stated en Saturday, except that it was Christian who fell iu first. His little brother then attempted te aid him in get ting out and was drowned. The jury, after hearing the evidence, adjourned te meet this evening. List et Unclaimed Letters. The following is a list of unclaimed let ters remaining in the posteffico Dec. G, 1880: Ladies' List. Miss Katie Baair, Miss Kate Brown, Miss Mary C. Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth Cramer. Miss Cecelia Downey, Miss Elizabeth Garner, Miss Mary Hitc, Miss Susan Kcmpfer, Mrs. Maggie N. Pollard, Miss Fanny Shultze, Mrs. Annie Shriver, Miss Nellie William son. Gcnt.i List. Messrs. Fred Arlington. Harmen Binklcy, J. R. Bcilcr, Abm. Bnrkhart, Jacob K. Buckwaltcr, B. K Dcnlingcr, Jehanu Dehn (for.), II. Fen drich, Jehn Foreman, Gee. E. Hatfield, J. N. Harris. Jehn Hershey, Gee. C. Kichl, Jacob T. Landis, Jehn E. McNary, Isaac B. Miller, Jehn Matter, Benj. Myers. Jacob Seuders, Hen. G. F. Wcnid Iing, G. G. Wengcr, E. II. Zeiman. The Baptist ralr. Tile fair for the benefit of the Baptist church closed en Saturday night, after a "very successful run of two weeks. The principal articles voted for were wen as follews: Baritone horn, William Keller; buffalo robe, Charles Houghten ; breech breech leading gun, Dr. Warren; geld watch, 3Ir. Geeble; silver watch, Charles Fitz gerald; wax flower basket, Mrs. Lcm Witmer; wax cress, 3Irs. Tomlinson; wax herse-shec, 3Iiss Clara Hartman; large wax dell. Miss 3IaggieKing ; canary bird, Lillie Standeferd; policeman's re volver. Officer Adams; muzzle-leading gun, Samuel Rannels ; silver caster, Miss Stella Steele ; set of silver spoons, Mrs. Rebecca Tayler. POULTRY. Meeting of the Lecal Association The ComlBSeoItry Shew-Liberai Pieman List-Premise et a Grand saecese Improved lacabater. The Lancaster County Poultry associa tion met in the room of the Agricultural society this morning at half-past 10 o'clock. The meeting was quite largely attended, the following members being present : S. N. Warfel, president, Strasburg ; J.B. Lichty, secretary, city;- Chas E. Leng, city ; C. A. Gast, city; F.R. Diffenderffer, city ; Wm. A. Scheenberger, city ; H. H. Tshudy, Litiz ; Jehn A. Steber, Schoeneck; Frank Griest, city ; Edw. Brackbill, Stras burg; Jacob B. Leng, city ; H. S. Garber, Mount Jey; J. R. Trissler, city; Ferdi nand Schacffer, city; Charles Lippold, city ; Jehn E. Sebum, city ; D. 31. Brosy, Manhcim ; J. B. Garman, Leacock ; Dr. J. H. Mayer. Willow street ; Wm. H. Amer, cny ; j. 3i. Johnsten, city ; Jeseph F.Wit mer. Providence. . W; J: y and Harry Trout of Lancas ter, J. B. Witmer, of Mountville, A. B. Kreider, of Salunga, wcre elected mem bers. J. B. Lichty, from the executive com mittee, reported that Celin Camoreu bad offered his incubator for the use of the seciety, at the coming fair free of charge. He also reported that Wm Foehl, or this city, offered te exhibit an incubator in vented by hinufree ofchargetethe society, provided eggs be furnished by the society. The offer of 3Ir. Foehl was accepted and his will be the only incubator en exhibi tion. It has glass sides and top se that the progress of incubation can be seen without opening it. This is an improve ment en the machine owned by 3Ir. Cam Cam eeon. A number of members offered te fur nish eggs for tbe incubator 25 dozen of which will be required during the show. It is expected that chicks will be hatched out almost every hour. Secretary Lichty announced that he had rented Roberts's building for the fair at a rent of $00, including gas and fuel, nis action was approved. He also announced that he had secured the services of Jesse G. Darlington, of Hcstenvillc, and Jehn Clapp, of Frank ford, as judges of the fowls en exhibition, and Chas. Becker, of Baltimore, as judge of pigeons. Alse that he had secured re duced rates en the railroads. The Penn sylvania railroad has agreed te issue tickets at excursion rates. Tickets as far cast as Downingtown and west as far as Harrisburg will be issued with coupon at tached, admitting the holder te the exhibi tion. Similar ticke's will be issued from all stations en the Pert Deposit and ether branches, The Reading railroad will issue tickets at reduced rates te exhibitors. The secretary al3e announced that the premium list had been printed in pamphlet form without cost te the society. The premiums amount te mere than $500 a large number of valuable special pre miums having been secured from friends of the society. It was ordered that five copies of the list of premiums be sent te each member, with a request that they distribute them where they will de the most geed. The resignation of Rev. D. C. Tobias was presented and unanimously accepted. On motion a special premium of $5 was offered for the best pair of pigeons exhibi ted without regard te breed. The secretary announced that tickets of admissieu would be ready by next meet ing, and members wcre urged te take as many as they thought they of. Adjourned. could dispose COLUMBIA NEWS. OUK REGULAR CORRESPONDENCE Communion at St. Paul's P. E. church, yesterday. The ice opposite the R. & ('. R. R. coal chutes is breaking. Several skaters broke through en Satur day, but escaped serious injury. Geerge Bennett lest his skates. There was quite a fisticuff at the " Five Points " en Saturday. James Haines, a telegraph opeiater well known here, died en Saturday after noon of hemorrhage of the lungs. The iuterment will take place in Mount Meriah cemetery, Philadelphia, aud the remains will leave here te-morrow morning. The Misses Rcba and Anne Ellis aud Hattic Keller, of Muncy, Pa., are visiting in Columbia, the guests of Mrs. W. G. Patlen. Mrs. Alfred Cook man ami Mrs. J. B. Debbins, of Philadelphia, arc visiting at the residence of Abram Brunei-. Miss Lillie Ellis, of Trenten, N. J., is the guests of Miss Mattie Given. Presiding Elder Cummings, of this dis trict, officiated yesterday morning in the 31. E. church. Rev. Henry Wheeler oc cupied his puipit in the evening. A couple of men were arrested here this morning for spending the contents of a pockctbeok found by one of the parties who was acquainted with the loser or .it. Wc understand the deficiency will lie made up and the owner of the pocketbook will net prosecute the patties. At the teachers' institute en Saturday Superintendent Ames deprecated tee much corporal punishment, the tc-achcrs voted for two weeks vacation at Christmas, Mis.s Mame Ilogcntegler gave a class drill in reading and discussion ensued. Miss Flera Pfoutz continued her drawing lessens. The rising temperature has induced the authorities of the Pennsylvania canal com pany te order the line from Nanticoke te Columbia te be opened at ence se as te let through leaded beats that were caught by the ice and detained. On Saturday night coal gas escaping from the kitchen stove well nigh sufto sufte catcd the wife and five children of Wm. Andersen, residing en Maner street above Fourth. They began te feel it at 2 a. m.' en Sunday and by daylight were barely able te send out one of the children for help. The neighbors seen discovered what was. wrong, and fresh air and Dr. Hinklc relieved the sufferers. Ai'ecd Violation of Revenue Laws. 3Ir. J. F. Kerns, of Muddy Creek, an extensive cigar manufacturer, who has been sending te this city for cigar stamps, discovered recently that he received mere than it was noted en the books of Collec tor Wiley were sold and sent te him from here. On Saturday afternoon last Collector Wiley visited the cigar factory of E. D. Sletc, at Fairville, this county, and de tained his stock of goods until he could report a case of alleged fraud te the commissioner of internal revenue. The alleged fraud (which appears te be only technical) consisted in Sletc furnish ing Kcrn3 with stamps for 17,000 cigars which were net purchased iu the regular way. Sletc says he came into possession of the stamps some ten years age. They were originally purchased by B. F. Bixlcr, who was a cigar manufacturer, but has been dead for some years. 3Ir. Kerns is entirely innocent in the matter and at most Slote's offense appears te be the cut ting of red tape. Had Unys. Fer some timc,-iast a gang of bad bej s have been annoying, and in .seme in stances assaulting with snowballs and ether missiles, a little girl named Bertz- field, residing en Walnut street near Arch alley. On Saturday complaint was made against three of the boys and they were arraigned before Alderman McConemy. On premising that they would net again annoy the girl they were discharged. m Delegate te Reading. At a meeting of the Snn fire company, held Saturday evening, Jacob Gable was elected a delegate te the state firemen's convention at Reading. &lf!itf3fflZ?