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LANCASTER biiLi INTELLIGENCER TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 1880. These have produced irregularities and in congruities in the rates of taxation, se that en some articles the duties have become prohibitory, while en ethers the rate of taxation is tee low. Seme duties ad va va eorem might, with the experience acquired under existing laws, be converted into specific duties. Many articles which de net compete with domestic industry, and yield but a small amount of revenue, might be added te the free list. The changes suggested would tend te simplify the work of appraisement, remove the irri tations among business men, which se of ten arise in an enforcement of the laws imposing duties ad valerem, and reduce the cost of collection. Fermer reports of the Eecrttary exhibit many facts, showing in detail the necessity of such modifica tions. By section 2,501 of the revised statutes, an additional duty of 10 per cent, ad va- lercm is imposed en all 'goods (except en wool, raw cotton and raw silk) the growth or production of countries cast of the Cape of Geed Hepe, when imported into the United States from places we6t of the cape. Coffee produced in the Dutch colonial possessions beyond the cape, and imported from places this side of the cape, has been charged with this additional du ty. The fifth article of the treaty with the Netherlands, of February 26, 1653, provides that discriminating duties against tea and coffee, the products of the pos sessions of the Netherlands, shall be re moved by the United States whenever the discriminating expert duties imposed by the government of the Netherlands in fi fi ver of direct shipments te Helland of the products of its colonial possessions arc re moved. The discriminating expert duties were sometime since removed by the Neth erlands government, and it is, therefore, incumbent upon the United States, under the treaty, te remove the discriminating import duties en tea and coffee produced in the possessions of the Netherlands. It is recommended that early action be taken by Congress in the matter. In this connection it may be questioned whether the discriminating duties imposed by section 2,501 of the revised statutes, should net altogether be repealed. The prevision of law new embodied in that section was originally passed te encourage the direct shipment te the United States of goods around the Cape of Geed Hepe, as against the shipment of such goods te Eu rope and their trans-shipment thence te the United Slates. The Suez canal has, however, se chang the course of trade, that most of the goods which are produced beyond the cape and imported into the United States arc scut te European ports and trans-shipped thence for the United States. It therefore oft becomes difficult te decide whether such goods, when shipped from the country of production, were destined for the Ameri can or European markets, the shipments being rarely made en through bills of lad ing. The total revenue derived from this source for the past year was only $167, 436.31. It is recommended that the pro pre vision of law in question be repealed. Internal Bevenae. Frem the various sources of taxation un der the internal revenue laws, the receipts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880, were as fellows : Frem spirits, 61,185,508.79 Frem tobacco, 38,870,140.08 Frem fermented liquors, . . . 12,829,802.84 Frem banks and bankers,.. 3,350,985.28 r rem penalties, xc, Frem adhesive stamps, Frem arrears of taxes under repealed laws, 783,795.08 7,068,394.22 228,027.73 Total, $124,016,614.02 The foregoing statement does net include the tax collected by the treasurer of the United Slates from national banks, which amounts te 7,014,971.44. The amount of collections exhibited in the foregoing tabic includes commissions en sales of stamps, paid in kind, as well as amounts collected in 1879, but net deposit ed till within the last fiscal year. An ap parent variation consequently arises be tween the amounts of collections given in the tables and these shown by the cover ing warrants of the treasury. The increase of the revenue from spir its during the last fiscal year was $8,615,224.10. But there was a decrease in the revenue from to bacco in its various forms of manufacture, for the same period, of 1,264,862.57, which was te be expected en account of the reduction in the rate of taxation upon that commodity. The increase of income from the tux en fermented liquors was 2, 100,482.70. The total increase of revenue from spirits and fermented liquors was $11,034,075.99. The increase of revenue from taxes en banks and bankers was but S152,101.69 ever the income for 1879. The total increase of internal revenue, after de duction of the decrease of income from to bacco and the decrease from collections en the arrears of taxes, was $10,598,147.15. The secretary cannot tee strongly urge the importance of stability in the rates imposed en spirits, tobacceand fermented liquors. These articles are regarded by all governments as proper ob jects of taxation. Any reduction in the rates imposes a heavy less te the owner of the stock en baud, while an increase operates as a bounty te such owner. When the rate is fixed, the trade adapts itself te it. A change disturbs the collection of the tax. and the manufacture of the article. As already suggested, the time is opportune for reducing the subjects of internal taxation te the articles named and the taxes en circulating notes of banks. The taxes proposed te be repealed 3'ieldcd during the last fiscal year as fellows : Frem banks and bankers ether titan na tional,. ................ .3,350,985.28 Frem national banks ether than en circulation...... 4,438,134.80 Frem adhesive, stamps, 7,668,394.22 In all, 15,457,514.30 In case of such repeal, ample time should be given te exhaust the tax-paid stamps without less te the manufacturer. Kxperts eml Imposts. The experts and imports during the lest fiscal year have been as fellows : Experts of domestic merchan dise, 823,940,353 Experts of fereigu merchan dise 11,692,305 835,538,658 067,954,746 Imports of merchandise,... Excess of experts ever im ports of merchandise, $167,083,912 Aggregate of experts and im ports, 1,503,593,404 Compared with the previous year, there was an increase of $125,199,217 in the val ue of experts of merchandise, and an in crease of $222,176,971 in the value of im ports. The annual average of the excess of such imports ever experts for ten years previous te June 30, 1873, was $104,706, 922, but for the last five years there has been anexccss of experts ever imports of merchandise amounting te $920,955,387 an annual average of $184,101,077. The specie value of the experts of domestic merchandise increased from $370,616,473 in 1870, te $823,946,353 in 1880, an in crease of $447,329,880, or 110 per cent. Tie imports of merchandise increased from $435,958,408 .in 1870, te $007,934, 746 in 1880 an increase t)f $231,996,338, or 58 per cent. There was an increase in the value of the experts of wheat, wheat-Heur and corn, as compared with 'similar experts of the preceding year, of $78,233,837, or 39 per ceaL; an increase in the. value of the ex ex eorts of cotton of $49,231,655, or 30.3 per cent;-, an increase in the value of. the ex ex eorts of previsions of $10,184,592, or 8.7 per cent.; and an increase in the experts of live animals ef $4,394,366, or 38.3 cent There has also been a noticeable increase in the value of the experts of tallow, oil eil cake, vegetable oils, seeds, clocks and watches, hops, wool, and a few ether com modities. During the last fiscal year breadstuffs constituted 35 per cent, of the value of our experts of domestic merchan dise, cotton 27 per cent., and previsions 15 per cent. The imports of merchandise for the past year exceeded 6uch imports during any previous year in the history of the country. The leading articles, showing marked in crease in quantity or value imported, are coffee, hides and skins, raw silk and tea, all of which are free of duty, and copper, manufactures of cotton, silk, and wool, fruits, glass, iron, steel, lead, leather and precious stones, leaf tobacco, wool and zinc. The imports of unmanufactured wool increased from 39.000,000 pounds in 1879 te ever 128,000,000 pounds in 1880. The value of the imports of railroad-bars of iron and steel increased from $70,071 in 1879 te $4,952,286 in 1880. During each year from 1862 te 1879, in clusive, the experts of specie exceeded the imports thereof. The largest excess of Buch experts ever imports' was reached dur ing the year 1864, when it ameuuted te $92,280,919. But during f the year ended June 30, 1880, the imports of coin and bullion exceeded the experts thereof by $75,891,391. During July, August, Sep tember and October of the current fiscal year the imports of specie were $47,940,805 and the experts were $4,7Zl,8zH, making an excess of imports ever experts of $43,218,977. The large and continued excess of the value of the experts of merchandise ever the imports of merchandise appears te render it probable that we shall sec a con tinuation of, and, perhaps, a large in crease in, the flew of speeie into this country. Exportation ana Importation et Cattle. In a letter of February 19, 1880, from this department te the speaker of the Heuse of Representatives, the attention of Congress was called te the prevalence of the disease known as pleuropneumenia, or lung-plague, in neat cattle, and some recommendations were made as te the proper legislation en the subject. It may be assumed that this disease lias never existed in this country west of the Alleghany mountains; and that it has net for a long time existed in Canada, or in this country near the line of Canada. The exportation of live horned cattle from the United States is very large, and is rapidly increasing, the cattle going mostly te Great Britain. Fer the eight months ended August 31, 1880, the value of such animals exported was $12,462,837, which is nearly double the value of the exportation for the same period in 1879. By an order of the Privy Council of Great Britain, all American cattle must be slaughtered at the pert of arrival within ten days. The, effect of this order is te prevent the shipment of any but fat cattle; and it entails great less as te that class of animals, by compelling the immediate slaughter of such as arc injured, or become sick upon the voyage, and therefore of little value for feed. It also prevents the owners from driving the cattle from the pert of importation te a better market, or from keeping them until the market im proves. Furthermore, there is a large de mand in England for store or stock-cattle, te be fed and fattened in that country for its own markets, a demand which this country could supply te an unlimited ex tent. It is believed that this trade, if un restricted, might far exceed the trade in fat cattle. The losses and embarrassments by reasons of the order for immediate slaughter are, commercially considered, very great. The British government, how ever, is ready te rescind it when it may be done without danger of sperading pleuro pleure pleuro pneueonia in their country through im portations from the United States. The question of the rescission of the or der has been the subject of official discus sion between this Government and the Government of Great Britain, as well as in Parliament. It is believed that whenever Congress makes prevision for the extinc tion or prevention of the disease, or for such security of the great routes of travel from the West te the seaboard as will make it reasonably certain that the cattle shipped from our ports, or any of them, will net carry infection with them, the order of Council requiring immediate slaughter will be rescinded. The recommendation that a commission be created, whose duty it shall be te in vestigate reports of the existence of the disease, and te collect information respect ing it, reporting the results te some De partment for official publication, is re newed. It is further recommended that such commission be authorized te co operate with State and municipal authori ties, and corporations and persons en gaged in the transportation of neat-cattle, and establish regulations for the safe con veyance of such cattle from the interior te the seaboard, and the shipment of them, se that they may net be exposed te the disease; and that such commission, also, may establish such quarantine stations and regulations as may be deemed necessary te prevent the spread of the disease by im portations from abroad. It is believed that the legislation thus indicated, properly executed, will induce the Gov ernment of Great Britain te rescind its order for immediate slaughter, and thus promote a very large increase in the ex portation of neat-cattle from this country. Whether Congress should go further, and undertake the extirpation of the disease in the States where it new exists, is a ques tion of mere difficulty, and it is deemeed best te leave that part of the subject for independent consideration. Commerce and Navigation. The records of the Register of the Treas ury show that the total tonnage of vessels of the United States, at the close Of the fiscal year ended June 30, 1880, was 4,068, 034 tens. Of this amount 1,352,810 tens were comprised in 2,378 "vessels registered for the foreign trade, and 2,715,224 tens in 22,334 vessels enrolled and licensed for the coasting trade and fisheries. There has been a decrease of 138,723 tens in ves sels employed in the foreign trade, and a decrease of 37,157 tens in such as were en gaged in the domestic trade. ' -- -Jehn Sherman. Te Hen. S. J. Randall, Speaker of the Heuse of Representatives. This concludes the most important and generally interesting portion of the report, which gees en te refer te the commerce of the country; te tne sueject ei claims nzainsl the treasury, which the secretary thinks should be adjudicated ; te the print ing bureau ; the lighthouse establishment; the coast survey ; the marine hospitals ; the life-savinc service : the national beard of health : the public buildings : the reve. nue marine steamboat inspection ; Alas ka : tlic District of Columbia ; and the i)lic service. What is said en these sub jects, being of comparatively little interest, we onus, .&ds. iat.j The census just taken in the city of Ber lin, Prussia, shows the population, includ ing the garrison, te be 1,118,630, this being sixteen per cent, above the popula tion of 1875, having mere than doubled since 1860. Elisha Estes was fatally shot by J. W. Alverson, near Cascade, Pittsylvania county, Va. They were farmers and neighbors. Estes was en horseback,, rid ing en Alverson's premises, and was order ed off, but refused te go, when the shoot sheet ing took place. Estes is a brother of Jes. Estes, who was murdered by a negre last August. Heewas taken te another broth er's house after being shot and is new probably dead. Alverson has net been apprehended. Hanrastcr Sntellegencec, TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 7, 1880. The Treasury Repert. The report of the secretary of the treasury is of such interest and. value that we publish it in full, as far as it treats of the mere important topics con sidered, and our readers will find, upon reading it, that they are repaid. The treasury report is always the annual paper of most value te intelligent citi zens ay,1ie are interested in the financial conduct of the government, as all ought te be : and Mr. Sherman treats his topics with such clearness and force as te make it really a pleasure te read his report. He has been a sensible secretary, and consequently a successful one. It re quires no great degree el intellect ie conduct properly the linancial affairs of the country or of an individual. Busi ness men are net necessiurily nor generally very intellectual men. It does net need a powerful intellect te understand the simple rules of finance ; but it does seem te need a peculiar sort of common sense which is wanting, perhaps, in the major ity of people. A marked illustration of this is afforded by Mr. .Sherman's narration of the fate of the silver dollars which Con gress would insist upon ordering te be coined at the rate of two millions a month. It ought te be a fact that the .majority of the cengressitwial representa tives should have sufficient sense te un derstand the elementary principles of finance; but it is a demonstrated fact that they don't ; else surely they could never have ordered the coinage of a sil ver dollar whose certain, fate would take it into the storehouse or the treasury and which could net be kept in circulation te any extent. A child in. financial knowl edge would have knevm this ; but the most of congressmen knew absolutely nothing about what seeans se simple, in its treatment by the secretary. Our contemporaries are straining themselves te publish Mr. Hayes's mes sage. We have looked, it ever and find that there is nothing in it. It is weak as dish-Avater. We could net censcien tieusly ask any of our readers te wade through it. It would le a Avaste of types te lend them te it. PERSONAL. Jehn C. New svys he will cither be the next senator from India aa or Ben Harri son. Whichever is left he cxpscts will get a cabinet scat. The new "Old "Prebs. " Hazen, is an Ohie mau. the son-in-law of Washington McLean, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and was backed by Stanley Matthews. The officers of the army, with whom Hazen is net popular, are net at all pleiAsed with his appointment. Genera Gkant was invited te visit Paterson, N. J., by the beard of trade of that city, and make a tour of observation of its manufacturing establishments. The general accepted the invitation, and named Sat unlay next as the day of the visit. Cel. A- K. McClukb te-day starts for an extended journey through the capitals of the SeCthcrn states. He will go te Richmond, thcucc te Columbia, thence te Atlanta, thence te Montgomery, thence te New Oilcans, thence te -Jacksen, thence te Nashville, thence te Louisville, and home by Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and he will gi'e his impressions of the politi cal attitude and drift of the Seuth and of the industrial interests of the Southern people in a series of letters. In a letter te a friend in this city, Gov. Heyt notices Dr. Grcenwald's Thanksgiv ing sermon and says, what has been pub lished in the Intelliggncer repeatedly, that no change was made in the phraseol ogy of his Thanksgiving proclamation by reason of, or in consequence of any an imadversions of leading Israelites or of their pretest, request or demand. At the time of its final issue no wenl had been heard from-them by him, directly or indirectly,- ' and it is unjmt te them te se charge." MINOR TOPICS. Longfellow is mentioned as saying that he thinks he was led te write the "Wreck of the Hesperus" because the words "Nerman's Wee," associated with the disasters at sea, seemed te him se in describably sad. . It was after receiving a letter full of lefty sentiments from Charles Sumner that he wrote "Excelsior." It used te be that senators readily re re signedte take cabinet places. New seats in the Senate are preferred te cabinet offices It is net the mere business of administer ing a department, but the interminable bother of office-seekers, which makes the life of a cabinet officer slavery of the least agreeable kind. The Albany "slate," as regards the United States scnatershinp, has undergone a material modification within the past 24 hours, the effect of, which will be the prob able withdrawal of Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, and the substitution of some man who will net be se open te the imputation of direct railroad influence. Judge Black's letter, it would thus appear, has impressed upon the political managers as well as the great railway kings, the wisdom of net being quite se bold. Mr. Depew's chief reputation is that of attorney for the New Yerk Central railroad. STATE ITEMS. R. A. Ammcrman, civil and mining en gineer at Shamokin, committed suicide by sheeting himself iu the head while labor ing under a temporary abcratien of mind. An old man named Nicewater, and a boy named Frank Hull, walking en the P. R. R. track, near Summcrhill station, were fatally mangled. While the son of Jehnsen Grant, aged seventeen, was hunting at Byren Centre in the oil regions, and climbing a fence, the trigger of his gun caught and the weapon was discharged, the contents en tiling his head, killing him instantly. Emery Snodgrass. a brakeman of the Pittsburgh, Titusvilie & Buffalo railroad, while coupling cars'at Brockton had his head caught been the platforms. - The in jury was examined, and it is wonderful te say tne skull was net broken. The will of the late James E. Brown, of Kittanning, has been made public. The amount of property involved will reach 82,500,000. The will was made 1871, and in it Mr. Brown bequeaths 825 te every widow in Kittanniug, $25 te every wife who shall become a widow, this gift te be made te include these Kittanning girls who shall hereafter become wives. Near ly all the remainder of his estate ' gees te Presbyterian church beards. m LATEST MEWS BY MAIL. During an altercation twelve miles west of Fert Griffin, Texas, a man named Car Car eon shot and killed a man named Bishop. Carsen is himself mortally wounded. The libel suit of the Delaware State Fire and Marine insurance company against W. T. Creasdale, editor of the Wilmington Every Evening, for $20,000, was decided last evening by a verdict for the defendant. The extensive dry goods establishment of Keet a Ue., at Fert Wayne, wasvisitea by burglars ea Sunday and 62,000 worth of silks, sealskin sacks and ether goods were taken. There is no clue te tne roo reo roe bers. Charles Smith, an operator in the West-, ern Union telegraph office at Stafferd, N. Y., came there te visit his folks, and while engaged in cleaning his revolver it was accidentally discharged, the ball hit ting his mother in the head. . She ex claimed, "My Ged! Charlie, you have shot me," and instantly expired. In Alpine Bluff, Ark., James Andersen, a negre, entered the house of Jeseph Mil ler, where 3Irs. Miller and two children were asleep. He committed an outrage en the person of Mrs. Miller and stele a small sum of money. He was seen after wards arrested, and being identified by Mrs. Miller a mob hanged him ttf the nearest telegraph pole. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. OUR AGRICULTURISTS. MEETING OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY SOCIETY. Crep Keperts Essays and Discussions Forests and Ferest Lair, &c. &c. Tbe Lancaster County Agricultural and Horticultural society met in their rooms, in city hall, yesterday afternoon. The following named members and vis itors were present : Jeseph F. Witmer, president, Paradise ; 31. D. Kendig, secretary, Cresswcll, Maner township ; Calvin Cooper, Bird-in-Hand; W. W. Gricst, city; Dr. C. A. Greene, city; J. H. Landis, Maner; Jehnsen Miller, Warwick; C. L. Hun seckcr, Manheim township; Jacob Bol Bel linger, Warwick ; Peter S. Reist, Lititz ; Wm. McCemsey, city ; James Weed, Lit tle Britain ; F. R. Diffcnderffer.city ; Dan iel Smeych, city ; C. A. Gast, city ; Peter Hcrshey, city ; Jehn C. Linville, Salis bury; J. Heffman Hershey, Rohrcrstewu; A. F. Hestctter, city ; Tobias Hershey, Leacock ; Israel L.Landis,Manheim ; J.M. Johnsten, city. Crep Reports. Crep reports being ciflled for, Jacob Bol Bel linger stated that the early-sewn wheat in his ncighoiheocTbad been badly damaged by the fly especially the red wheat sewn early in October ; that which had been sewn later looked better. He reported that from one acre of laud he Irad gathered 115 bushels and 22 quarts of corn, one el the stocks being 17 feet in length. J. H. Landis reported the wheat in his neighborhood as looking very well. To bacco buyers had been around looking at the new crop, but he had heard of only one let that had been sold. It was taken at 23, 8, and 3. President Witmer said the wheat' in his ncis hborheod looked as well as he had ever seen at this season of the year. Farm ers are busy stripping their tobacco and preparing it for the buyers. Theie had been three lets sold in-the neighborhood one at 20, 8 and 3, and the two ethers at 23, 8 and 3. A week age he had visited Berks county and. heard many complaints of the peer condition of the wheat crop, many fields being nearly eaten up by the fly. Experiments in Wheat Culture. Jehn C. Linville read an essay in which he. gave the results of his experiments in wheat culture. Although wheat is a staple crop and may be sold c-cry day in the year, it is a very uncertain one, owing te the depredations of insects and the fro qucnt recurrence of unfavorable weather. Besides, the many differing kinds of soil require the application of ditlcrcnt kinds and different quantities of fertilizers, and these again arc affected by the condition of the weather, for that which may be geed for a dry season may net be 'geed for a wet one. Under all "condi tions a geed rich soil is necessary te secure a geed crop. Mr. Linville commenced the new system of " cultivating " wheat, by sewing it in bread drills, sufficiently far apart te admit of its being cultivated in 1877, and had followed up that system iu 1878 and 1879, but en neither of these oc casions could he see that the "cultivated" wheat was auy better, or produced mere bushels te the acre than that sewn or drilled in by the old plan ; while the culti vated appeared te suffer mere from rust and mildew than the uncultivated. This year he has thrown his cultivator aside, though he is net prepared te say that un der mere favorable circumstance the new plan might have yielded better results. A "vote of thanks was tendered 3lr. Linville for his essay. Fertilizers. Dr. Greene read a short essay en fertili zers, wherein he urged the importance of farmers usincr every possible means of in creasing the bulk of their compost heaps. He urged the importance of saving the vast amount of sewage that is constantly running te waste, and also the dirt of the streets net only .the mauure but old bones, paper, ashes, vegetables, the con tents of privies and everything else that, after having undergone certain chemical changes, furnishes feed for plants. He urged the society te take held of this matter and thus become the pio neer of a system that is sure te be eventu ally adopted. It has been done in Londen, Paris and ether parts of the old world, and will have te be dene in this as the land becomes exhausted and the popula tion increases. He believed there was meucy in it. Mr. Linville endorsed Dr. Greene's views as being important aud practicable. If we have all the elements of first-rate fer tilizers in our midst and going te waste, there is no use paying high prices for man ufactured fertilizers if we can make them at less cost. Dr. Greene reported that he had been in correspondence with several gentlemen with the object of having them lecture be fore the society. Tobacco aud Butter. "Can tobacco culture and the dairy be carried en successfully en the same farm at the same time?" was the next matter considered. C. L. Hunsecker said it was a question mere easily asked than answer ed. In this section of the country it is customary te raise all sorts of produce en the same farm, but as both butter-making ana toDacce-culture require a great deal of labor and a great deal of care, it might be considered almost impossible for eue farmer te attend properly te both. It is quite common, however, for farmers te raise tobacco "en the shares," giving te a practical tobacco-grower a share of the crop for attending te the whole of it. In this way both industries may be well cared for en the same farm.' Dr. Greene' thought the two industries could net be successfully run together; the nicotine of the tobacco would affect the milk of the cow, if tobacco were even hung in the same building in which the cattle were sheltered, or the corn handled by .the same person handling tobacco. Dr. Greene explained at some length, the chemical and physiological reasons, for keeping butter and tobacco far asunder. A long and discursive discussion fol lowed, participated in by F. R. Diffende'rf fer, Daniel Smeych, J. H. Landis, James Weed, Jacob -Bellinger, J. C. Linville, and ethers. .While there was much dif ference of opinion expressed en some points, it was pretty well agreed that the spring house should be kept as far as pos sible from the tobacco shed and pig pen, and, that while gilt-edge butter is "just the 'thing, " it generally costs as much te make it. as it sells for. Clese Graxieg. "Is close grazing injurious te pasture? " was the next subject attacked. Jehnsen Miller answered affirmatively and thought farmers often injured their pastures by tee close grazing and by having mere cattle in the field than tiny had grass te feed.' M! D. Kendig advised that young crass neias de grazea closely se as te give tucm a geed strong set ; after the field was weli set he would net graze se closely. J. H. Landis would net graze closely if the season was dry. Clever, especially, would be liable te die out if eaten down tee close te the roots. In a wet season, with rank grass, he would graze closer. James Weed, Dr. Greene, J. C. Linville and ethers also spoke upon the question. Frank Diffenbcrffer called attention te a rtatement recently made by Prof. Mchan, the distinguished botanist and horticultur ist, te the effect than when Pennsylvania was first visited by Europeans, its great valleys were devoid of timber. Mr. Dif- fenderfier, S. P. Eby, Jehn H. Landis, A. F. Hostetter, J. C. Linville and ethers, took issue with Prof. Mehan, at least se far as the valleys of Lancaster county are concerned, and quoted history and tradi tion te prove that the aforesaid valleys were heavily timbered, but none of them could reach back quite te the time of Penn, or find in the valleys trees mere than two hundred years old. The County Appropriation Calvin Cooper announced that he held a voucher for 818, the county appropria tion due the society for the year 1878 the 1879 appropriation having been pre viously paid. Complimentary. Mr. Cooper moved that S. P. Eby, esq., be elected a life member iu consideration of his frequent legal services in behalf of the society for which he never charged anything ; carried. The president called atteutien te the valuable services by J. B. Lichty in con nection with the society's late fair. He moved the thanks of the society be ten dered him therefore ; carried. Business for Next Meeting. The following questions were proposed for discussion at next meeting : "What is the best way te restore worn out lands?" Referred te Isrrel L. Lan dis. "Are wind-brakes as a protection te erchanls beneficial?" Referred te Casper Hiller. " Should fruit be allowed te ret under the trees?" Referred te Calvin Cooper. " What are the relative values of corn and wheat bran as feed for stock?" Re ferred te J. C. Linville. '"Can fruit trees be grown for their timber as well as for their fruit ?" Refer red te II. 31. Englc. " Was Pennsylvania covered with forests at the date of its discovery by Europeans?" Referred te A. F. Hestctter. Japan Persimmons. Mr. Smeych asked what had become of the Japan persimmon tree that had been introduced in this county a few years age. Celviu Cooper answered that the four young trees he had planted all died the first winter after they were set out! It was stated, however, that a few were still living hi pets and boxes, and ene or mere of them had fruited. Our Forests. Jehn II. Landis spoke of the importance of protecting and extending our forests, and hoped the next question discussed by the society would be the previsions of the forest bill ellcred by him at the last ses sion of the Legislature. It was filially agreed that the following question should take precedcuce of all ethers at next meeting : " What legislation should we have en forest culture?" The Late Fair. Dr. S. S. Rathven, treasurer of the late fair fund, sent in a report showing his re ceipts from the officers of the fair te have been. $102.45 ; payment of fifteen cash pre miums $122.05, Forty-one premiums were never called for and eight special premiums were granted for which no award was made. On motion it was ordered that the thanks of the society be tendered te Dr. Rathven ; that he be directed te pay the balance in his hands into the society's treasury, and present his bill for services rendered. Adjourned. Y. M. C. A. .Election or Officers for Next Year. At the meeting of the Yeung Men's Christian association last evening, the following officers were elected for the year 1881 : President Hen. Jehn B. Warfcl. Vice Presidents D. C. Havcrstick, Prof. J. P. 3IcCaskey, Marriett Brosius, J. W. Byrne, b. 1. Lcvan. Recording Secretary D. S. Registering Secretary, P. S Executive Secretary D. R. Treasurer J. F. Mentzcr. Bursk. . Geedman. Thompson. Beard of Managers. Presbyterian Church, Hugh R. Fulton. " Mission, H. C. Moere. Duke Street 31. E., Jehn B. Geed. St. Paul's 31. E., Jehn E. Shaum. First Reformed, Edw. Bookmyer. St. Paul's " Jehn L.'Pearsel. St. Luke's " Bcnj. F. Bausman, St. Stephen's Reformed, Prof. J. S.Stahr. Moravian, Geerge K. Reed. St. Jehn's Lutheran, T. Baumgarduer. Grace " A. A. Hubley. Christ " E. J. Erisman. St. James Episcopal, J. 31. Davidsen. St. Jehn's " W. F. Umble, First Baptist, J. R. Fester. Swedcnbergian, Jehn H. 3Ietzlcr. English Ev. Association, R.K. Schnader. The officers are ex-officio members of the beard. SALES OF TOBACCO. Ueed Prices Paid te Lancaster County Farmers. We hear of a number of sales of 1880 tobacco and a general run of geed prices is reported for geed crops. Of these re turned the following are netable and representative of various sections of the ceunty: 3Ir. Hcbble, of Pcquea township, te Oppcnhcimer, at 21, 18, 0 ; 3Ir. Lindc- muth, of Ceney, te Lcderman, at 30; Mr. KenclL of Gap, at 20 ; 3Ir. Snavclv. of Leacock, at 27, 5 ; Jehn Clark, of (jonestega, at 23, 8, 3 ; Jehn L. Rohrer, of Salisbury, 5 acres, at 23, 10, 4 ; Jeshua Lapp, 4 acres, at- 20, 10 ; 3Ir. Ulrich, of Leacock, at 27, 5 ; Benjamin Bciler, at 18, 8 ; Jehn Rcescr te Samuel Hendersen, at 21, 5 ; Gco.Ammen?,at 23, 4; Jehn Storm Sterm feltz, of East Hcmpfield, at. 25,. 8, 3; Henry Waldeman, of East Hempfield, at 28, 3; -Nathaniel Geiman, 3It. Jey, 14 around ; 3Ir. Stack te Lederman, 4 acres, at 23, 0, 3. Tramps Plenty. The crop of tramps is quite geed just new as it always is in cool weather. Plenty of them can be seen en North Queen street aud in the neighborhood of the Pennsylvania depot, every evening. They are always en the beg and "just want two mere cents te get a bed." They gener ally spend the money for rum and get the bed at the lock-up. WINTER EMPLOYMENT. Tae names of Men Who Will try the First Cases or the New Tear. This morning at 8 o'clock, in the county commissioners' office, Judge Livingston, Sheriff Strine, and Jury Commissioners Ringwalt and Hartman drew the names of the following persons from the jury wheel. They are the first who have been drawn since the wheel was filled in- November and they will try the first cases of the new year. Names of 21 grand jurors te serve in a quar ter sessions court, commencing Monday, Jan uary 17: Fred'k Bernlzer, agent. 9th ward. city. AVushlnglen Bunting, farmer. Celeratu. James MacGenigle, telegraph operator. 3d ward, eity. David SI. Mayer, farmer, Manheim twp. D. B. Harnisb. farmer. . Cocalico. D. S. Summy, eeachmaker, Manheim ber. Frank M. Trout, farmer. Bart. Abm. Welgamuth, machinist, ML. Jey twp. Jacob Bachman, gentleman, Strasburg ber. Jehn Wade, blacksmith, Leacock. Jehn B. Nell, carpenter, Martic. Israel II. Jehns, farmer. U. Leacock. Carpenter Bender, cabinetmaker. Earl. Samnel Snyder, farmer. Paradise. Moses Spangler, miller, K. Earl. Samuel Ebersele. farmer, Ceney. Jehn Harsh, engineer, Columbia. Geerge G. Worst, fanner. Salisbury. Ames B. ZeU, doctor. Little Britain. Jehn Derdev. shoemaker. Ranhe D.BralnerdAVllllaiuson,edlterlstward,clty. Levi 11. Ball, gentleman. Earl. .1 elin AVel f, ceachmakcr, Raphe. S. E. Wisncr, merchant. Marietta. Names of 4S petit jurors te serve in a quarter sessions court, commencing Monday, January 17: Tlice. AVemlltz. saloon keeper, 3d ward, city. Aaren B. Denny, painter, Mt. Jey twp. Jacob Uanibcr, lariucr, Manheim twp. J. J. Hartley, brlckmaker, 8th ward, city. Peter Albright, laborer, 8th ward. city. Sam'l Hambrlght, tanner, Manheim twp. Jehn Strohl, blacksmith, Ephrata. Wm. M. Smith, cigar maker. Ear!. Jno. S. Kehrcr, tobacco dealer.Oth warit.clty. Jacob Thuma, contractor. E. Denegal. Mahlen Until, gentleman, Leacock. Jeseph Baker, larmcr, Stresburg twp. Thes J. Eaby. painter. Ephrata. Jehn P. Frank, justice, Columbia. AVm. G. Pinkerton coach-maker, Columbia. BenJ. F. Musselman. miller, Stresburg twp. Rebert Miller, merchant, E. Lampeter. Sam'l Gantz farmer, Mt. Jey twp, Capt. Isaac neil, saloon keeper. Earl. Emanuel Keener, farmer, Penn. AV. AA. TrJpple, merchant. Maner. SamucllKeath, laborer, Elizabeth twp. GcergefJenklns, farmer. Little Britain. Fred'k L. Baker,justlce, Marietta. Jehn AV. Themas plasterer, Eden. Andrew Ilanna, tariuer, Fulton. Kebert J. Barnes, farmer, Drumore. Henry Hess, tanner. Little Britain. Natlian'lEllniuker,Jr.,gentleman,Salisbury. Philip Dclchler, shoemaker, 3d ward. city. Jeseph D. Moere, wheelwright, Drumore. Jehn McBrlde. furmcr, Mt. Jey twp. Daniel Zell, merchant, Caernarvon. S. D. Bailsman, clerk, Lancaster twp. Christian Kline, laborer, Maner. J. II. Hoetbtctler. merchant, Maner. Jeseph Hess, farmer. Warwick. Harry Bewers, saddler, Caernarvon. Henry Gast. sr , potter, 8th ward. city. Alexander J. Harbcrgcr, machinist, 3d ward, city. Geerge Eaby, gentleman, Kaplie. Wm. Il.Bunii, farmer, Salisbury. Jacob Gable, larmcr. Martic? Jehn Green, assessor, Ceney. Henry Shrelner, larmcr, Manheim twp. Henry Lintncr. Iarmer, Maner. Fred'k Gullbach, carpenter, Penn. Jehn Butli. carpenter, AVarwlck. Names el 50 net it turers te serve in a coin- inen pleas court.'cemmeuclng January S! : uee. LtuuDern, iarmer, juamc. Augustus Buck, shoemaker. Earl. Isaac Evanf , batcher, 5th ward, city. Frank Clark, farmer, Stresburg twp. Jaslah Snavcly, shoemaker, AVurwlck. Hiram K. Miller, incrchant.-East HcuiplleM. JUeeb Reth, cooper. Marietta Jehn AVlssler, Iarmer, AVarwlck. II. D. Lichty, paper hanger, Columbia. David W.Stener. tobacco farmor,Mt.Jey ber. Jehn Creamer, farmer, Martic. It. K. Schnader. tobacconist. 5th want. city. Jehn Menaugh, carpenter, Mt. Jey twp. Charles Keller, clerk, 1st ward. city. Jonas .. StauOer, farmer, E. Earl. Frank AV. Helm, merchant. Providence. Henry Gttnkle, carpenter. Btli ward city. Jehn D. Sensenig, firmer, Martic. Kirk Brown, farmer, Fulton. Samuel A. Keen, farmer. Eden. Addison Buch, merchant. Ellz ibethtewn. Wm. II. Shebcr, paper manufacturer, Cones Cenes toga. Jehn E. Burkhelder. iarmer, AVarwlck. Themas Nixon, blacksmith. Salisbury. A. AV. Kusscl, coal merchant, Gth want, city. Wm. lteehm. Innkeeper, Eden. Scth Themas, farmer, Sadsbury. Israel L. Landis, dealer, 1st ward, city. Jehn D. Penny, farmer, Drumore. Jehn Hamilton, teacher, Kaplie. Samuel Schlott, farmer, Ephrata. Albert KUlian. painter. E. Cocalico. Washington Kcene. painter, 6th ward, city. Andrew Balmer, laborer. 0th ward, city. Daniel S. Will, farmer, AV. Denegal. Harrison Kreamer, mason, AV. Cocalico. Levi AV. Greff.farmcr, 61 h ward, city Jehn S. AVltme'r, merchant, Paradise. G. W. Mchaffev, farmer. Marietta. James E. Mifflin, gentleman, Columbia. Samuel Wetzel, fanner. 7th ward, city. Henry Miller, painter, 6th ward, city. Wm K. Itrnwn. p:inwntr. Fulton. AVilllam T. Mullen, manufacturer, sth ward. city. Scott I'atten, coal dealer, Columbia. Gee. Yeutz, manager, Elizabeth twp. Alfred D. Gresh.carpuiiter, Manheim ber. Joel Weist, miller, W. Cocalico. Gee. II. Eberly, wheelwright, 9th ward, city. Jacob Brubaker. farmer, Ceney. Names of M petit iurers te serve in a com men pleas court, commencing Monday, Jan nary 31: JohnPentz, cigar maker, 8th ward, citv. .lareh Rreck. machinist. 8th ward. citv. Jacob Wetdler, blacksmith. Upper Leacock Henry Kurtz, saw miller. East Earl. Jehn l'cnnvpacKcr, snocuieuer. w . iiemp field. E. F. MeElrey, carpenter. Marietta borough. Henry Ilartmycr, printer. 3d ward, city. G. A. Kemper, surveyor, Ephrata. Tebl.is H. Herslicv, ex-teacher. Kaplie. Michael Merris, blacksmith Mt. Jey ber. Peter Bailey, shoemaker, Columbia borough. Jehn K. Sliullz, lumber dealer. Maner. Israel G. Mnsser. farmer, Brecknock. AV. P. AVlthers, clerk, Columbia. A. B. Helllnger, merchant. Ephrata. AVm. Kreamer.carpentcr, UpperLcaeeck. F. M. Ceover, fanner, Ephrata. Hiram Bleacher, miner, Providence. David G. Krcady, farmer. Maner, Henry A. Decker, music teacher, Sth ward, city. Lawrence Goes, baker, 7th ward, city. Frederick Smith, ex-sherlfT, Ceney. Henry AV. Sliertz, plasterer, 4th ward, city. Samuel Nisslcy, Justice, Clav. J. Halls Friday, carpenter, W. Hempfield. Harrison Graham, farmer, Bart. Hilalre Zaepfel, inn-keeper, 3d ward, city. Martin Irwin, tailor. Cley. Hiram Hershey, farmer, K. Hcmpfleld. Jacob M Baker, drover, AVarwlck, Hiram Kelb, tobacco farmer, 6th ward. city. Henry W. Hamakcr, carpenter, W. Denegal. N. Milten Weeds, farmer. Paradise. PharesBni baker, lumber dealer, Warwick. Jeffersen M. Beam, farmer, E. Cocalico. J. II. Leng, dentist, Caernarvon. J. Hege. jr.. clerk, 4th ward, city. James F. Jehnsen, farmer, E. Denegal Ellas Hershey, gentleman, CelumbU. Edwin MuEser, saddler, Ephrata. Henry Smith, druggist, Columbia. AVm. P. Brown, supervisor. Paradise. Oscar Heliein, tailor, 6th ward, city. Ilenrv Bewman, merchant. Maner. " Samuel McLaughlin, farmer, Conestoga. Emanuel AVeldman, farmer, Elizabeth. Cyrus Heam, justice. E. Cocalico. Hugh B. Kline, physician, E. Cocalico. David C. Hauck, cfgarmaker, Clay. Jacob X. Newcomer, tanner, Kaplie. Names of 50 petit jurors te serve in a com mon pleas court, commencing Monday, Feb ruary 7: Abraham Dclllnger, auctioneer. Maner. Henry Shenk, blacksmith, Mt. Jey twp. 4ehn A. Alexander, Iarmer, Martic. J. B. Urban, cabinetmaker. Conestoga. Henry N. Kahler, fanner, AV. Hempfield. Albert M. Sladc, clerk. Columbia. James Clark, farmer, Martic Henry Ven Nelda. farmer, Brecknock. D. S. Kurtz, farmer, E. Earl. Mablon A. Mercer, engineer, 6th ward, city. Jacob B. Hacker, farmer. Clay. Levi W. Nisslev. miller. Mt. Jevtwn. Walter B. Cook, farmer. Little Britain. M. M. Seurbccr. ticket agent, Maner. Julius Sturgls, baker, Warwick. Ames Garvin, laborer. Paradise. Reuben Gamber, carpenter, 8th ward. city. Charles B. Fisher, tailor, 7th ward, city. Plersen Holcomb, blacksmith, Cefcraln. Geerge Gladecher, cfgarmaker, E. Denegal. Casper Hiller, nurseryman, Conestoga. Abraham Kline, lumber merchant, Manheim ber. Frank Lawrence, laborer. Marietta. Jehn Barnhart, cembmakcr, Sth ward, city. AVm. H. Rey, bookbinder, Sth ward. city. Bcnj. O. Conn, printer, 6th ward, city. Levi S. Hacker, lumber dealer, AVarwlck. Adam J. Ream, gentleman, E. Cocalico. Abraham H. Shenk, miller, E. Hempfield. AVm. II. Klein, hatter, Adamstown. II. S. Bush, tebacc dealer, E. Denegal. Beni. G. Leacuy, carpenter. W. Hemplletd. B. F. Mullen, clerk. Columbia. Jacob Carrlgan, farmer, Drumore. Julias L. Suuman, insurance ugent. Wash ington. Hiram L. Erb, merchant. Clay. Jeshua Yocum, farmer, Elizatieth twp. Gee. W. Tomlinson, farmer, Manheim twp. Jehn AV. Bradley, assessor, Rupho. Kebert S. Pette, superintendent, Martic. Allan A. Hcrr, agent, 7th ward, city. I. M. Kllng, auctioneer, Leacock. Samuel Leng, fence maker, W. Lampeter. Jae. S. Shirk;iumber merchant. E. Lampeter. Milten llallachcr. innkeeper, AVarwlck. James D. Trego, furmcr, Ephrata. Jacob L. Brubaker. farmer, E. Hempfield. Reuben Outer, blacksmith, 9th ward, city. Jehn Bechtold, tinsmith, Ephrata. J. Luther Hay, carpenter. . Denegal. Names el 10 petit jurors teserve in a common pleas court commencing Monday, February .1. H. Witmer, jr., gentleman. Maner. Jehn K. Stener, hardware. 1st ward, city. Jehn Baker, shoemaker. Maner. Gee. B. Mowery. ex-assessor, 3d ward, city. Jacel) It. Yentzer, tobacconist, Conestoga. Pharcs K. Gray bill, farmer. W . Earl. Jehn Flenner, woodworker, iltu ward. city. Jehn II Hacker, cigar maker, ". Cocalico. AVm. Hartz. innkeeper. E. Earl. Frank Everts, tinner. 7th want. city. AVm. T. JftTerles. clerk, 6th ward, city. Andrew Stener. farmer, Ceney. Patten Gault, tanner, Salisbury. Lewis Lvens. carpenter. Sth ward, city. Kdwin lianck. farmer. Leacock. Jehn M. Martin, fanner. Maner. Nicholas Brown, former, W. Liuipeter. G. Oram Phillips, laborer, Drumore. K.N. Armstrong, teacher, E. Lampeter. Gee. Hambrigut. gentleman. 8th ward, city. David Landis. merchant, Adamstown. Charles shilleu, batcher. Columbia. II. W. Miller. a, en t, AV. Lauipetcl. Jehn panglr, saloonkeeper, 1st ward. city. Geerge II. Leueks, mUl hand, 3d ward. city. Jacob Kevler. farmer. Bart. Jehn It. Geist. blacksmith. Earl. J. P. Mellvalne, farmer. Paradise. Geerge Crane, clerk. Columbia. Fred'k Herrman, tailor, AV. Cocalico. J. C. Carpenter, civil englncer.Al ward, city. Jehn It. Shelly, Innkeeper. Mount Jey ber. Baltzer D. Eckman. farmer, Drumore. Christian s. Eckman, farmer, Sadsbury. C. n. Fesnuclit. clerk, 3th ward, city. Sam'l S. P. Lytic, drover, Mt, Jey ber. Andrew Pegan, innkeeper. Conestoga. Daniel Ulce. tanner. Paradise. Jehn Went, jr.. merchant, Martk-. Geerge W. liyerly, laborer, AV. Earl. Dr. Benj. Sides, farmer, AV. Lampeter. Fred'k s.tamm. manufacturer, 7tn wurd.clty. Emanuel Newcomer, carpenter, Columbia. Jehn Castie, farmer, Penn. Wm. Bechtold. miller. AV. Cocalico. Valentine Gardner, farmer. Drumore. AVm. McVeii, meulder. Marietta. Lntbe Richard. printer, tth ward, city. Wm. Heffman, mason. Caernarvon. Henry A-'ams, shoemaker, tth want, city. Names of is petit jurors te serve in a quar ter sessens court, commencing Monday, Feli niary 21 : ChrNtiun Mclskey, farmer, W. Hempfield. Ames Bushong, miller, E. Lampeter. Jeseph D. Hastings, farmer. Celcrain. Beniamin Huber, farmer. Martic. Eli J. Barr, miller, Warwick. Milten Heldlebacb, merchant. Hart. Christian Reet, llmeburner. Maner. Geerge Der wart, laborer, 6th wurd, city. Christian ltanleu, cooper. Marietta, Samuel Decker, tailor, U. Leacock. Wm. S. Clark, farmer. Drumore. Ellas Kurtz, farmer. Salisbury. M D. Mull, justice, Earl. Nathaniel Gillespie, blacksmith, Sadsbury. Jehn Der wart, jr., plasterer, 'Jtli ward, city. Peter Mclbt-it. restaurant, Columbia. Martin N. Brulrifcer, surveyor. E. Hempfield Ames White, shoemaker, W. Cocalico. Henry C. Keller, merchant. 3d want. city. Geerge W. SwWher. farmer. Colerain. Jehn Lutz, farmer. Maner. A.N. Brenenuin, sr., shoemaker; lilt ward, city. Jehn Henter. butcher, id wurd, city. Israel F. Alx.-le, shoemaker. Manheim twp. Samuel C.stcvensenT cabinetmaker, Martic. J. G. Peters, contractor. Sth ward, elty. Christian N. Mayer, farmer. Dvuinere.- II. M. SweUert. innkeeper. Salisbury. A. S.Bair farmer, E. Cocalico. Augustus Reirhmun. brewt-r, 7th ward, city. Johh' Pries laborer, Conestoga. Martin Selhel, shoemaker, 1st wurd, cl'y. Jehn Slieaffer, farmer. AV. Lampeter. Jehn Kautz. laborer. Maner. Edwin Miicltz, grocer. Mil ward, city. AV. Gotleib A'enng, brewer, Columbia. P. S. Kurt::, farmer, Ephrata. C. F. Amnion, baker, Ephruta. Jenes Martin, engineer. Conestoga. It. Ezra Herr, farmer. W. Lampeter. Jehn Cenrad, tanner, AV. Cocalico. J. V. Leng, bank ilerK, Mt. Jey ber. Sam'l L. Carpenter, carpenter. AV. Earl. Cyrus OMweller, farmer. AV. Denegal. Geerge O. ICeIaiul, merchant. Earl. Geerge D. Lvne, cigar-maker, Manheim ber. Henry Mussleman. carpenter, tth ward, city. Samuel Baker, blacksmith. Maner. COURT OF yUAKTKIC SESSIONS. The December Adjourned Terra. Monday Afternoon. Commonwealth vs. David and Parmer Hauck, felonious as sault and battery. The commonwealth called several additional witnesses te prove the assault en Warfcl. Dr. Jelin testified that he drcs-scd his wounds. The defense was tliat sonic time before, Parmer Hauck and Warfcl bad a quarrel. On this day they met and bad some words, which ended in Warfcl striking at Hauck ; Warfcl who w:is armed witli a pistol then received a whipping. The defense en deavored te preve that Warfcl had offered several parties $25 te whip the llaucks. It was also shown that several of the com monwealth's witnesses made different statements at the hearing from these made in the court house. As there was no felony in the case the district attorney waived that. The court in their charge told the jury that they did net think there was any felony in the case, but they were te judge for them selves. The jury found Parmer Hauck guilty of simple assault and buttery, and David Hauck net guilty at all. In the case of cem'th vs. Slater Orccr, charged with embezzlement, a verdict of net guilty with county for costs was taken for want of evidence. The same disposi tion was made of the case against Jacob Trestle, charged with assault and battery, the office costs only te be paid by the county. Cem'th vs. E. II. Kehlcr, of this city, embezzlement. The defendant resides in this city and was employed as a driver of a beer wagon for Brydcn V; Ce. It was his business te hanl beer te hotel and saloon keepers in the city and surrounding coun ty. The commonwealth alleged that be tween August 15, 187J, and April 7, 1880, the defendant embezzled about $200, be longing te his employers, iu the following manner : When the defendant would start out in the morning his employers would give him a certain quantity of beer, of which they kept an account. The defendant kept a book iu which he made his charges ; when he returned home' he was obliged te turn ever the money which he obtained from the sale of tkb beer ; if he was net paid by the hotel keepers he would make an entry in his book which li would show te the firm. All beer that he did net dispose of he was obliged te bring back. Seme time in April the defendant stepped working for Brydcn &, Ce. They then examined his book and found that a number of persona had been charged with beer. The firm then set about te collect these bills ; when they did this they ascertained that the parties had already paid Kehlcr for the beer, which was yet charged against them. Tuesday Morning. In the case of com monwealth vs. . H. Kehlcr, charged with embezzlement, the commonwealth called several additional witnesses te prove what they alleged. After the testimeuy had closed for the commonwealth, the defendants counsel asked that lie be discharged as the case bad net been made out. The district at torney objected te this, saying that the case was with the jury. With him the court agreed. The defense then asked the commonwealth te elect which three per sons, of the number defendant is alleged te have received money from belonging te his employers and appropriating it te his own umj, they proposed gefng te the jury with, liic commonwealth stated that they try him for collecting money from Christian Hcrr. Jehn W.Frantz and Jacob Lehr. It wars charged by the common wealth tliat the defendant collected 3960 from tiiesc parties and kept it. Fer the defense the defendant was called and he testified that he never em bezzled auy money. All the parties whom he has charged with money still ewo these amount te the firm ; witness sometimes took small sums of money te pay his rent but he a' ways informed his employers and told them te charge it ; after be stepped working ler Bryden & Ce., they never asked him for any money. A number of witnesses testified te the geed character of the defendant previous te this charge. Oewa Stairs. In the lower court room "before Judge Livingston, the case of the Hanover Junc tion railroad vs. Michael 3Ioere was' again taken up yesterday afternoon. The evi dence closed tbis morning and the counsel began speaking this morning. Motion for New Trial. In the case of Elizabeth Brown, admin istratrix of Daniel Brown, deceased, yss Levi Sensenig, which was tried last week, a motion for a new trial was made. u. iK : jX .,-. ji , .' '" !.-. -' " :.?- t .J. -- ''y T-'