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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1881.
Lancaster I-nteUcgencet. MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 21, 1881. The Making or that Cabinet. The Grant crowd liaye been te Menter and have come back with smiling coun tenances, although the current belief had been that their noses had been put entirely out of joint and that Mr. Blaine had Mr. Garfield in his pocket. Senater Conkling went out " for te see" after he had been long and cordially begged te come, according te the Philadelphia Press, which always knows what Mr. Conkling wants te be said about Mr. Conkling ; and by the same authority we were forbidden te imagine for a mo ment that the great man was asked and went en a bootless mission. Sen Sen aeor Dersey, tee, went out te grind some axe of his own, after he had been perfumed sufficiently for the Menter atmosphere by that din ner in Xew Yerk given te his order and in his honor. lie returns saying that everything is lovely for the Conkling side and letting us understand that Morien is te be the secretary of the treasury. But after all these missionaries have re turned authentic intelligence from Men ter reaches us that Mr. Garfield per emptorily refuses te appoint Morien, because he is a Wall street speculator; and a very geed reason it is. And the Sunday papers say that Chief Justice Felgcr has new gene te Menter, and what has he gene for, they ask, but te get the treasury plum ? Frem Washington we hear that Mr. Blaine lets it be known that he will net take the secretaryship of state if the treasury gees te Xew Yerk ; and that he has withheld his resignation of his senatorial seal because of Garfield's no torious indecision of character. These who have the last word with him are the most potential, and iiiis is perhaps the seertef the jubilation with which visi tors te Menter selectively leave its por tals. Our geed Mr. Hayes iias this same faculty il dismissing his eilice-seeking friends with happy i'acis : it seems te be quite an Ohie talent. If Mr. Blaine wails te resign his seat until the cabinet is fixed he will be like ly te held 1! beyond the leiuth of March. Mr. Garfield is even mere given te inde cision than was Mr. Buchanan, with whom it was a very notable failing. It will be remembeied that Mr. Buchanan did net announce his cabinet for some time after the inauguration, and the country was in a great stateef wonder at the delay. It was just because it had net yet been formed : the president could net make up his mind about it. We knew, en the authority of a gentle man who was then in his household and his confidence, that he was very much troubled te decide upon the membership, exclaiming, en one occasion, as he walked in visible agitation the apartment in the White Heuse before our informant, " What shall I de about Pennsylvania ?' the appointment from which state was the last and great est of his troubles, as it was his own state and there was no one te dictate it te him. The gentleman he addressed named and urged Judge Black, and the suggestion was favorably received by the president, who at once sent in his cabinet nominations te the Senate. Mr. Blaine will net be safe until he reads the names sent in executive session, and prudence will keep him in the Senate until the voice of " the last, man' has been heard and heeded by the president. lie will net have the excuse for his vacillation that Mr. Buchanan had, who was then suffer ing from the National hotel disease; but there is no failing mere difficult te resist than indecision, and as it is bred in Mr. Garfield's bone, it is likely te show itself till the last hour comes for his cabinet selection. A Senater With Twe Seats. In pursuance of his wish te put him self en both sides the political fence, Sen Sen aeor Mahone is new reported te have selected a seat en the Republican side of Senate, just as a short while since, he chose one en the Democratic side. This was done for him, we are informed, by two separate and distinct " friends" of opposite political complexions, and the senator, net desiring te scorn the amiable service of either, proposes te keep both seats te serve his future occasions. It is a very handy arrangement for a gentle man who expects te see se much service ou both political sides of the Senate. He can keep his Democratic docu ments in one desk and his Republican material in the ether; and se ensure that there will lie no confusion in his papers when he comes te represent himself en one side or the ether. lie will only need te seat himself in his Uepubliean chair, en the days he has predetermined te devote his services te that party, te be all ready for his work. And en Democratic days the Democratic seat will sustain him with equal security and satisfaction. It is really a pity that there are net enough seats in the Senate chamber te go around, giving each senator two ; and perhaps it is a pity that there are net mere senators se happily constituted as te need them. It would be very interesting te read the daily reports of the senatorial proceedings if we might leek for a frequent slough ing off by the senators of their old pe litical skins. It is a little tiresome te see the Republicans and Democrats each day marching along te the same old tune. It may be very consistent and very sat isfactory and very proper for our sena tors te adhere steadily te opinions which they have carefully formed and have been elected te represent, but it is dread fully monotonous nevertheless. Hew much mere lively is this Ilea, Mahone, and hew much mere of the public atten tion begets, just liecause he enjoys a po litical trust which nobody knows just hew he is going te discharge, and lias te take two senatorial seats te en able even himself te knew en any partic ular clay whether he is for the time being a Democrat or a Republican. It is prob able that, if many of the senators would keep us th us in suspense, it might be come irritating and we might say severe things about their insincerity and vacil lation ; but when there is only one at the work, and he such a natural political jnonkey, it is only amusing ; at least, at present : possibly sometime it may be come disgusting. But te-day let us gaze with admiration upon the littlest sena tor in his occupancy of two chairs, and await with interest the taking of his seats and his feats upon them and his final fall between them. Tiik Canadian government and the paternal government of Great Britain cannot get away from the responsibility of meeting the charges made against their representatives by Prof. Henry Youle Hind, who declares most posi tively that in the fishery claims commis sion the arbitrators and American ceun-" sel were cheated by false statistics. He reiterates them new in these plain words : While Judge Fester and Senater Kel Kel legir, one as United States agent, the ether as United States commissioner, represent ing fifty millions of people, were living with the British agent, Mr. F. C. Ferd, repres3iitmg some lerty-tlircc millions ei people, under the same reef, daily sitting at the same bible, eating of the same bread, en English soil and under the protection of English laws and hospitality, this same British agent was secretly preparing day by day, in the name of her majesty the queen aud with the assistance of two or three Canadian officials, also living under the same reef, an official Matenient full of forgeries and designed for the purpose of cheating the government of the United States in a peaceful court of arbitration. . This forged document I, as neutral ser vant (if both govern incuts, new lield 'offi cially. It belongs just as much te the government of the United Slates as te the government of Gieat Britain. I am quite certain that the English peo ple and the Canadian people will net rest, when they understand this matter, until they have vindicated in proper form the hospitality of the soil, the validity and ap plication of their taws, and the honor of their queen which is as their own, and in whose name all this was seeietly done. MINOR TOPICS. " Solid for Malency " is the way Venango Spectator puts it and then low the figures showing that Geerge Ioney was elected mayor of Franklin, nauge ceuntv. the fob Te the Illustrious Fraud who will va cate Mr. Tilden's scat in fifteen days mere, hew applicable is the old darkey's toast ou the retirement of another unpopular ex ecutive : " Be Gub'iicr ob de State he come in wid a great deal ob opposition ; he gees out widnut any !" Ix'tlie new Senate coming in en the 4th of March there will ba thirty-seven Demo crats and thirty-seven Republicans, leav ing out David Davis, of Illinois, and Gen eral Mahone, of Virginia. Davis may with i ntire cci taint y be counted among the Democrats. New comes the iconoclast with the in in quiry"whe wrote Geerge Eliet's novels '?" It is contended that Mr. I.ewes did a great part of the work. She never wrote any before she knew him, nor after he died. Hence the conclusion that her uem de plume steed for joint authorship. Evkuy Cameren organ in the common, wealth seems te have had its orders te fire a parting shot at Hayes as he gees out. Strange enough their contempt for him i" chietly aroused by his civil service reform failure ; and se stern a partisan as the Philadelphia Bulletin calls him "a presi dent with a limp backbone." Tin: impression prevails that the result of his visit te Garfield was satisfactory te Conkling, and that Chief Justice Felgcr, of Xew Yerk, will be the next secretary of the treasury. Levi P. Morten may get a mission. The stalwarts seem happy ; and the Philadelphia Bulletin is embold ened te propose Harlranft for secretary of war. W. G. Pi:xx, one of the editors of the New Castle Pimigraplt, was a candidate for select council. He was beaten by a vote of 173 te 30, whereupon he returns thanks te thee who exerted themselves most strenuously in favor of the opposi tion ticket, as his election would have precluded him from bidding for the city printing. Oct of deference te Colonel Ingcrsell, probably, the word "Hell" has been elim inated from the revised edition of the Xew Testament. It will still centinutt a favor ite expression among disappointed states men and ethers who put their money en the wrong card. "Hades" will de very well for pulpit use in the presence of ladies but will never completely till the vocabu lary of the man who trips en a bauaua peel. Uxjr.utitiED ladies may take heart when they learn that there arc nearly nine hun dred thousand mere males than females in this country. The completed census re turn shows another interesting fact. It is that- there are but 105,C03 Chic-iinea in this country. There are mere than 25, 000 000 ether men of ether races, or about two hundred and fifty te every Chinamen. Of the fifty millions population in the country only six millions are foreign born. Seme of the people of Wisconsin are urging that their stale should have a new coat-of-arms. The Milwaukee Iiepubliciin sarcastically suggests that since the tax en wolf-scalps is te be restored wolf-raising will undergo a revival, and as badgers have disappeared from the state, the bad ger may properly be replaced en the seal by a scalped wolf, with an enterprising wolf -grower chuckling ever a treasury draft for $G in the background. The fashion in dogs changes as rapidly as in women's dress. The most fashion able dogs at this time are the rough-coated St. Bernard and the English pug, the St. Charles spaniel, blacks and tan, Scotch coolies aud Italian greyhounds. The St. Bernard dogs are rare, but there is a de mand for them reaching as far as Colerado. The pups are worth from 850 te $1,000. The English pug is a deg that went and came, worth from $25 te 200; terriers bring $25 te $200 ; coolies, $300 ; Sammy Tildcn is about buying a $1,000 mastiff. Making a senator at Menter. Themas W. Phillips. Jehn Cessna. G. W. Scofield, Wharten Barker and Cel. S. B. Shoemaker, all of Pennsylvania, and J. 31. Scevcl, of Xew Jersey, have just re turned from a visit te Gen. Garfield. A decree has been published prohibit ing the importation into France of salted perk, bacon and ham from the United States. PERSONAL. Jehn T. Raymond, the actor who lately was divorced from his wife, " 3Iarie Gor Ger Gor eon," has net yet been married te 3Iiss Courtney Barnes, the daughter of Rese Eytingc, but the marriage wil! come oft" next month. Rev. J. X. C. Gkiek, of Brandy wine Maner Presbyterian church, ami his wife celebrated their golden wedding at their residence, in Upper Uwehlan township, Chester county, last week, the fiftieth an niversary of their marriage. About one hundred friends were present. BnitNHAitDT's performances hi this country have averaged about $4,000 a night. In the language of Othelle, " He who filches from her purse robs her of that which enriches him ; but he who steals her geed name steals trash ; 'twas something, 'tis nothing ;" or words te that effect. James M. Sceveli. telegraphs te the Timeftvem 3Icnter : "Had an interview of an hour with President Garfield at Menter this afternoon. He thinks the funding bill would have been satisfacteiy te the country had it provided for three and a half instead of three percent. The claims of Pennsylvania te a cabinet position he did net think he could well consider until the senatorial imbroglio was settled. Pres ident Garfield is in geed health and excel lent spirits." The paper Caiu.yi.e left in Freude's hands arc extremely voluminous. There are sev eral thousand letters, including his own te members of his family and letters te him from Geeihe, Jehn Stuart Mill, Lord Jef frey, Sterling, Emersen, Leigh Bunt, Dickens, Thackeray and Yarnhagen Ven Euse ; also his journals, private papers, unfinished manuscripts, reminiscenses of his father, mother, Edward Irving and Lord Jeffrey, and material for a memoir of Mrs. Carlyle. The reminiscences will be printed exactly as 3Ir. Carlyle left them, but the memoir of 3Ir.. Carlyle must, in accordance with his instructions, undergo extensive revision. Fckxaxde Weed's last wife is still living, but is hopelessly insane. Her mother, Mrs. Drake Mills, was very ec centric. She was very rich and during her life lived in a small room en the top iloer of a second-class hotel. She took great delight in annoying Mr. Weed and his wife with whom she was net en geed terms. She had the finest diamonds in Washington and her victeria, drawn by a magnificent pair of banged chestnut horses imported from England and driven by an old coachman of Lord Xapiers's was a swell affair. She was very fat and com mon looking," but when she drove ou t she was dressed in the gayest colors and her lap was covered with a robe of ostrich plumes. She fell out of the window one night while under t!:e inlluence of liquor, and was found in the area of the hotel in the morning. She left a will in which she bequeathed 3Ir. Weed a dollar geld-piece "te remember me by." Ramsdcll, writing te the Times, says : "Mr. Randall, take him all in all, has made a geed speaker. He has been less impartial aud less imperious than Blaine was, and has, indeed, been as fair as his duty te his party would permit. Be has defeated some bills, notably thusu for the encouragement of our commerce, which ought te have been passed, but he has prevented the passage of many mere that were dangerous. He retires with some enemies among his own party, but gen erally it will be admitted that he adminis tered his great anil most difficult ofiice with distinguished credit. He will go back te the fioer with increased capacity te annoy and exasperate the Republicans. With a perfect mastery of the rules, added te his quickness and his well-known in dustry, he will be a great big thorn in the sides of the Republicans. He will, of course, be the Democratic leader, and I can th i uk of nobody en the Republican side at all competent, te compete with him, especially since Cenger gees te the ether end of the eapitel." LATEST NEWS BY MAIL. Adam Fercpaugh, the showman, eilers a premium of $10,000 for the handsomest woman, physically, for thirty weeks' ser vices as a show piece in a great pageant. The village of Brcnicrs, in the depart ment of Savey, France, has been completely destroyed by two avalanches. Fifteen per sons were killed. The damage is estimated at $250,000. AtXanticekc a Hungarian named Laf schuski broke a bottle of alcohol in his pocket ami the contents saturated his clothing. He afterwards lit a match, when his clothing caught lire and he was se terribly burned that he will inebablv die. Carl Janscn, a Swede, 28 years of age, who is thought te be insane, jumped into the river at Xew Yerk and lauded en a cake of ice Twe policemen attempted : te rescue him, when he fired six shots at j them from a revolver. He then jumped into the water, but was fished out ami taken te the hospital. While a party ei gentlemen from Patcheguc were ice-beating en the Great Seuth Bay in a very stiff breeze, their beat, which was sailing at great speed, ran into a man-hole, causing all en beard te be thrown a considerable distance. Captain 3Iett, of Statcn Island, is the only one seriously injured aud it is feared he may net survive the slieck. A freight train en the Shenandoah Val ley railroad was wiccked a short distance south of Fert Defiaucc. The accident was caused by a slide in the deep cut near the station. Jehn W. Alcer, depot-master at Harrisonburg, was seriously if net mort ally mounded. The train was complete ly wrecked, and although there were a iiuiuuer ei passengers ou oeard, no one else was seriously injured. At a masked fete of the students of the Academy of Paiuting,3Iunicb,thc costumes of some students caught fire. Xe Amer ican was hurt. The accident was due te one of the artists, who was dressed in the costume of the Esquimaux, setting lire te his cestume in lighting a cigar and then rtishing in terror among ethers similarly attired. Four Germans were burned te death. Four mere Germans were fatally and three Germans and one Russian slight ly burned. Eight in all have died. The losses entailed upon the principal Western railroads by the recent snow blockades will mere than equal the net earnings of these lines for January and February. Xearly one thousand miles of read epcreratcd by the Chicago, St. Paul & 3Iilwaukce company in' Minnesota and Dakota have practically been blockaded all winter. The operating expenses have, through this state of affairs, been doubled while traffic returns have been very small. Xearly half as much mileage operated by tnc iducage x isertli western company have been similarly blockaded a consid erable part of the winter. A great sensation has just been created at Liberty, Sullivan county, X. Y, by the elopement of 3Irs. De Witt Beebe, the wife of a well-to-de and respectable me chanic, with an impecunious music teacher named Loomis. Mrs. Beebe took with her $1,200 in money, her clothing, jewelry and all the valuables she had. She was the mother of two bright little girls, one of whom, an infant scarcely two years of age, she took with her. The guilty pair were tracked te Miudletewn, where they had remained all night, and from where they had taken the cars for the West. 3Ir. Beebe, who is an honest, hard-working and highly respectable man, is much broken down by his misfortune, but will take no steps te catch the guilty pair. He will bring suit at the coming term of court for a divorce. STATE ITEMS. Jehn 31. Justice, a leading merchant tailor of Erie, en Saturday was discovered en the ice with a ball through his head. He was en a hunting expedition and his death was the result of an accident. The cremation of the remains of Dr. Kenraden Hircnzbcrg, who died in Indian apelis some days since, took place m Lc 3Ieync's furnace at Washington en Satur day. The body arrived en the 12 o'clock. tram and was immediately placed in the furnace. This was the tenth cremation and created no excitement whatever. Gcerge Leib has been arrested in Potts Petts villc charged with robbing the vault of County Clerk O. J. Aregood of $120 in geld. The robberies have been carried ou for weeks and suspicion attached te Lieb, who was seen frequently in the neighbor hood. When arrested aud searched a blackjack taken from a murderer and placed in Clerk Aiegoed's office for safe keeping was found en him. The jury in the case of Oscar Eisenhari, who has been en trial in Sunbury, for the murder of Patrick O'Brien, at Excelsior, en January 1, rendered a verdict of net guilty. Eiscnhart, who was station agent at Excelsior, was attacked by O'Brien, when he shot him in self defense. Eisen hart had the sympathy of the community, and the verdict was received with great favor. In Easten lately several attempts have been made te lire the frame carpenter shop of Captain J. P. Ricker, which is situated in the midst of numerous frame buildings. On Friday night his stable adjoining the carpenter shop was fired and burned, to gether with a horse, carriage, harness and stock. Detectives Simen and Jehnsen ar rested Theephilus Hackett for the crime, lie with two ethers net yet arrested, are suspected. Hackett says he was drunk, and does net knew what he did en Friday night. Last Tuesday afternoon 3Ialthcw Kelb, who has been a member of the Philadel phia commercial exchange for twenty yeais, died .suddenly at his home near Col Cel legevillc, 3Iontgemcry county. Since his death a number of what arc rumored te be forged bills of lading have been discovered, amounting, it is believed, te upward of $100,000. All the bids which arc supposed te be forged arc dated in a little town in Iowa called Iowa Centre, and are signed by ene Lovojey, a railroad agent. 3Ir. Kelb dealt quite heavily in options and contracts fbr future delivery of grain. He also carried en the ordinary business of re ceiving grain from the West and selling it in this market. A liLOODY RECORD. I Recent Disasters and Crimes. i Henry D. Kethe, a wealthy farmer re j siding near Glasgow, 3Iisseuri, committed suicide en Saturday. ; L. D. Green was killed by the breaking I of. a saw in a planing mill at Columbus, Ohie, one of the fragments piercing his j heart. I During a storm at Danville, Virginia, 3Ionree Bass, a colored vagrant, was killed by the blowing down of an old leg house m winch he sought shelter. David Heward was killed by a fall of coal while working in a shaft of the Penn sylvania coal company's mine at Pitts tan. Jeseph Deal and Michael Woerth, la borers in the Mount Pleasant coal com pany's mine in Scranton, were killed by the slacking of the wire rope en the hoist heist ing cars, which let them run back. 3lrs. Irene Craudcll and her child were feuiid dead in the read near her home, in 3Iinneseta. It is thought that her hus band drove her from the house and follow ed and killed both her and the child Cran dell is rvt large. The wife of William Fenlkes, colored, convicted at Lnncnberg, Virginia, of the murder of hsr husband, was sentenced te be hanged. She killed her husband with a-i axe as he lay asleep, and threw tl.8 body into a well. A small house en Holliday street, Balti more, was crushed by the falling of the end wall of a distillery warehouse adjoin ing. A woman in the house was fatally injured and died seen after, and a five-year-old boy had one of his thighs fractur ed. I A colored man named Rcilly was mor mer ' tally wounded by Themas Leaky ever a j game of cards at Eagle Pase, Texas. A. K. Strothers, a wealthy cattle dealer, I was shot dead by unknown murderers at the Texas Pacific depot, in Dallas, Texas. While a number of woedchoppcrs were working in the weeds near Mincela, L. I., several of them commenced a quarrel with one et their nuinuer. a German, whose name is unknown. Dining the quarrel the men made a free use of their axes and the German was se badly injured that he will probably die. A lire at 3fonrec, Louisiana, destroyed the steamer Fairplay, with 800 bales of cotton, the wharf beat Katie, with 500 bales of cotton, and a large let of mer chandise. The less is estimated at $80,000 The captain and clerk of the Fairplay had their faces and hands badly burned, and a printer named Edward Hancock perished in the flames. Baptiste Cesta, an Italian coal miner liv ing near Collinsville, Illinois, murdered his brother, Bartner Cesta, en Friday night. Very little is known of the circum stances, but the brothers lived together in a shanty near a mine in which he worked, and during a quarrel between them Bap tiste shot his brother. Baptiste lied and has net yet been apprehended. Adam Ilcsalcr, of Hincs Cemer, Lacka wanna county, Pa., becoming despondent ever heavy losses, in the absence of his wife, raved like a madman, and declared that his daughter must be gotten out of the way. He carried the frightened, cry ing child te well, at the rear of the house, and, binding her wrists together with a piece of heavy rope, threw her in. She fell twenty-nine feet, striking upon the rocky bottom with a force that was fatal.. An invalid lady neighbor saw the proceed- ings, but could de nothing, as she had net nccn aeie te leave nerroem for twelve years. Hessler was gene when his wife returned, and nothing has been heard of him .since. It is believed he wandered te the mountain and perished in the snow. Unlit Lamps, Following is the number of street lamps reported unlit en Saturday and Sunday nights : Wards. Snlurdai'. Sunday. r iim, ,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a a , Second 4 3 Third 0 0 Fourth 9 8 Fifth 9 9 Sixth 0 C Seventh 11 n Eighth 5 4 Xinth 2 3 Total.. .57 54 LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE CHURCHES. SOJIK SPKClAl. SERVICES YESTKUDAY. Seruieti te tlin ltrotlierlieoil of the Union .Missionary Way ICev. HarK te Poli tician Tonrgee. All our eity churches were well attended yesterday, both morning and evening. In all except the 3Ieraviau, Union Bethel aud First Baptist the regular Sabbath ser vices were conducted, and it being mis sionary day" in the First 3Iet hed ist, there was a juvenile anniversary of all the schools connected with the church. Ex cept these no special services or occasions were observed. Sermon te the U. V. (II. F.) C. A. Rev.D.A.L.Laveity, of the Union Bethel church, comer West Orange anil Prince streets, preached a sermon te the secret order known as the Brotherhood of the Union. There was a large assemblage, Conestoga circle, Xe. 110, aud Lancaster circle, Xe. 108, attending in a body in ledge regalia. Mr. Laverty took for his text the words : " Aud the Lord commended the unjust steward because he had done wisely ; for the children of this world arc in their gen eration wiser than the children of light." Luke xvi., S. He began his discourse by explaining at length the parable of the i ich man's steward, from which the text is taken, who for negligence aud dishonesty had incurred his master's displeasure and was te be put out of his stewardship ; his resolve te escape the want and distress this calamity would expose him te ; the calling of his Lord's debtors and his taking a favorable account of them, and finally receiving the commendation of his master. By the term " children of this world" we arc te understand worldly persons, these who make earthly things their Ge;). Worldly peeple consult better for their temporal interests than religious ones for their spiritual interests. This is proven by the degree of diligence and activity ex crted by them. The worldly man, be his object what it may, is unwearied in following it, whether it refer te trade, family, estate, or fame ; he watches favorable opportunities aud will net defer till te-morrow what he should de te-day ; nothing is left undone. Christians are net equally se active in spiritual affairs. He then referred te the Christian's duty and the work awaiting his sickle in the harvest field of the Lord. Their attention is often distracted, their hearts cold. Instead of going forth in the strength of the Lord and fighting boldly, they are prone te be discouraged, and see ing difficulties, step in the path of duty. The worldly man also excels the Christian in his degree of foresight and circum spection. The former are quick-sighted in discerning their interests and leek for ward te causes aud forecast in their minds, whether such distant events will hinder or promote their favorite project; they provide against coming evils, guard against disappointments, and profit "by past expe riences. Hew little circumspection aud foresight the religious man exercises, though repeatedly admonished. The same is true in man's singleness of mind. Though the Christian does net serve Ged and mammon, lie docs net bring the world into subjection ; though he does net wil fully obey sin, it is net entirely subdued. He closed his discourse with a stirring appeal for all Ged-fearing people te put en the whole armor of Ged and go manfully into the fray ; te renounce worldly wis dom and seek wisdom from above. Fail te de se, and the inevitable decrees of Ged's wrath, will be visited upon your unbelieving soul. When at last Ged shall sit in judgment and all his stewards be called te give an account of their steward ship let it be said unto you " well done, thou geed and faithful servant." The address, of which the above is but an outline, was interesting and instruc tive aud it was delivered in that clear, forcible style tiiat characterizes 3Ir. Lav crty's sermons. The singing of the choir was unusually fine. MISSIONARY lAY. At the Duke Street M. t Church. The Sunday schools of the First 31. E. church, comprising the East 3Iissien, en East King street, the West 3Iissien, Xerth Charlette, and the Sunday schools immediately connected with the church, held a union missionary anniversary in the church yesterday afternoon at 2. o'clock. The pupils of the two mission schools inarched te the church in bodies, and with the school proper filled all the available space hi the large edifice. The cxcrci?cs were under the supervision of 3Ir. Jehn B. Geed, president of the 3Iis 3Iis sienary society, and Rev. S. II. C. Smith, pastor, and Rev. S. O. Garrison, assistant pastor, assisted by 3Ir. B. F. Shaub, superintendent of Duke street school. Dr. J. L. Withrow, .superintendent of West Mission school, and 31 r. James Black, superintendant of East 3Iissien school. The exercises opened with the singing of that well known missionary hymn, "Frem Greenland's ley 3Ieuntains," after which Rev. J. Lindemuth, of St. Paul's 31. E. church led in prayer, "Te the Weik" was then sung.and was followed by the reading of the scripture lessen of the day by Superintendent Shaub. After thf singing or "Glad Tidings," Rev. R. W. Hum phries, of Reading, addressed tiie congre gation in behalf of mission work. This discourse was a review of the work already accomplished, where missions and mis sionaries, hitherto unknown, have been sent and felt, and the extent of the labor yet te be done at home and abroad, in the slums of our larger cities and among the Bushmen of Africa. He com mended the congregation en their liberal response te calls in the past and hoped still better of tbem in the future. "Geed Xews Frem Afar" was .the subject of the next hymn sung, and was followed by the offerings of the classes of the different schools for the cause in whose interest they were assembled. Rev. S. II. C. Smith, pastor, received the cent ributiens, interspersing their acceptance with suitable remarks. They feet up the handsome sum of $378, which, with these contributed by the church, will swell the amount te a fraction below $000, for the missionary cause alone, " a work," as 3Ir. Smith remarked, which "Duke street church had reason te he proud of." The hymn "Bringing in the Sheaves" was an admirable termination te this pait of the exercises. Rev. J. 3Iax Hark, of the 3Ieravian, followed in a short address en missionary labor and the Christian's duties in regard te it, after the singing of "Walk in the Light" the benediction was pronounced by the last speaker. As a whole it was a success, much of which is due te the excellent music under the di rection of Prof. 31. Hellingcr. THIS I. AAV wF I.OVK. Rev. J. Max Mark's Sermon. A large congregation listened te the dis course of Rev. J. 3Iax Hark, in the 3Iora 3Iera vian church, yesterday morning. In his brief residence here 3Ir. Hark has ac quired a teputatien as a most elo quent pulpit orator, a profound thinker and a finished scholar, and his effort of yesterday morning enhancedjthe favorable impression lie has already created among his own congregation and ethers who have attended his church. Fer his text he selected the words found in the twelfth verse of the seventh chapter of St. 3Iat thew's gospel : "Whatsoever ye would that men should de te you, de yc even se te them." Referring te a leeture r.Tudife I Tourgee's which he had recently listened i te with feelings of pleasure and te his great edification, the preacher said there were some things left unsaid in that dis dis ceruse which te his mind had spoken even mere eloquently than the lecturer's words, and from this he went en te present from the Christian standpoint the marvelous beauties of the law of love. All ether systems, he contended are plagiarisms upon this enunciation of the Bible. The religion of 3Iehamraed aud of Buddha, the doctrine of hnmantarianism, whilst they imbibe its spirit, are, being only partial in their scope, inferior te Christianity. They are lacking in something wanting iu the very life. The speakej; likened all ether systems of ethics te an engine, beautiful aud perfect iu its mo me chained construction ; place it upon the track and it will net stir : there is no mo tive power. Fill the boiler with water, apply the match ; the steam isjgenerated, and away speeds the engine that without this motive pewcrhad steed helpless. Leve, the law as pronounced in the words of the text, is the life of the Christian religion and the all-powerful factor it its being. The story is told of a sculptor who created a statue of a beautiful woman. Day by day he observed the rfpeuing charms of his own handwork, the perfect figure and beautiful face, till finally he fell in love with it. He fell down at the feet of the statue, and poured forth the pent-up feel ings of his heart ; he sought te embrace it, but the cold form, the rigid immovable lips, returned net his caresses ; there was no life there. Thus with the religions that arc devoid of the spirit of love, which is the fountain-head of Christianity. Huinanitarianism grows eloquent ever the misery of a race, while the individual is permitted te starve upon the doorstep. It is a system which, dealing in glowing generalities, is without the one great es sential that Christianity alone, of all the systems which Have ever existed,supplie.s the doctrine of love, of personal. individual love. Christianity tells its disciple te "love thy neighbor as thyself." It does net say, Ge and educate him, civilize him, enlighten him, but it employs that word mere comprehensive, sweeter and mightier than all ethers love him. The preacher's concluding words com prised a defense of a system that he had been pained te hear disparaged iu the lec ture te which he had alluded at the outset of his sermon, the work of foreign mis sions. He applauded the geed the church has done iu this field and quoted from the wordsef the 31aster, " Ge yc into all ihe world ami preach the gospel," and claimed that but for the work that has been done in this direction, the church and the Chris tian religion te-day would net possess its present strength and zeal nor its power for geed. iUisliary Experience At the Baptist church after the niorn niern iug sermon by Rev 3Iorrisen, a returned missionary, 31rs. 31illcr, related her exper ience and presented the missionary cause in an effective manner. She then discourse in the evening te a largely ii.terested an dience. Ah Old Resident. Ex-County Commissioner Jacob B. Shumau, of Maner township, the celebra tion of whose 77th birthday by his friends and neighbors we noticed en Saturday, has been the father of four sons and two daughters, has twenty grandchildren and live great grandchildren. Of these there were present at the recent celebration Eli C, the eldest son, and his wife from Ciim bei land county ; Mrs. Elias 3Iellingcr, of Yerk county ; B. U J. L. and J. C. Shu man, their wives and daughters. 3Irs. P. E. Landis, the ether daughter, was prevented from attending by sickness. There were present also his only surviving brother, Ames B. Shuiuan and wife. Sir. Shuman'.s .sister, the mother of C. S. aud A. J. Kauffman, of Columbia, is dead. 3Ir. Shumau lias lived at. --his present residence for a pe riod of ."2 years. The hou-e was erected in the year 175G by Jehauis Ivage Anna. Ths structure is of st ene and has an arch cellar 7 feet in thickness. 3Ir. Shumau is very active and can yet Iaap ever a live rail fence, which feat he performed en his birthday. On the evening of Ins birthday the btar cornet band el Wash ington, favored 3Ir. Shumau and wife with a scrcnaifc, showing the appreciation of him as a citizen and neighbor. Being handsomely entertained. 3Ir. Elmer K. Sayler, of the band, expressed in a neat speech the regard of the members fbr 3Ir. Shumau. IJiivlainiL-tl Letters. The following is a list 6f letters remain ing unclaimed iu the Lancaster posteflice for the week ending 3Iendav, February 21, 1881 : Ladies'' Lint. 3Irs. 3Iary Hshleman, 3Iiss Susan Fisher, 3Iiss Ella Foreman, 3Irs. Elizabeth Haines, 3Iiss Anna Lute, 3Iiss Lydia R. Lehman, Mrs. 3Iaria Lyens, 3Iiss 3I:iggie 3IiIIcr, 3Iiss Lillie Miller, 3Irs. 3Iary 31eckley, 3Iiss Sue 3Iccklcy, 3Iiss Fannie F. Peck, 3Irs. Sarah Schacffer, 3Iiss Ella Shumma, Anna 31. Shoemaker, 3Irs. Jane Zicglcr. Ccntf Zm. Philip Batz, Jehn Ureii ncr, Aaren 31. Black, James Burke, Jeseph Cramer, James Clennell, Chr. Dunuuber, A. G. Evans, Gee. Wm. Frey, Jacob Her shcy, Maximilian Heiglc (for.), Jehn Hcrr, 3Ies.;.s Bettle, Samuel Jenes, D.ivid II. Tmes, 31. J. Kinnedy, James F. Lin thurst, Frederick Lcchnes, Ames Lefcver, Shr. Layman, Jehn 3Iauter, T. I). .Mercer, IJ. F. 3Iartiu, Daniel 3Iericrty, James IJ. Xauinan, Simen Resler, Henry Rete, Prof. 31. II. Seitz, Oske Shane, 3Iich.ieI Shriner, Udiam Shiffer, S. II. Shark, 3Ir. Shud eling, Jeremiah Steever, Harry Thomp son. A Text. The breaking up and passage down the Susquehanna river of the ice thoroughly tested the capacity of the railroad bridge at Havre de Grace te resist any and all obstructions likely te be hurled against it. In addition te the gorge and ordinary flew of ice, there was one large cake or field of ice, said te he three quarters of a mile wild and two miles long, that was hurled against it with all the force at the command of the large and rapidly moving volume of water in the river behind it. When this iceberg struck the piers it was cut and broken into many pieces without any retarding of its motion and with the .slightest perceptible effect en the bridge. This was as severe a test as it is like te be subjected te, and having withstood that without damage, it is net probable that it will ever be required te endure a greater pressure or mere vio lent shock. Slight Fire. On Saturday a can of benzine, which is used in the train room of the watch fac tery for cleaning work, caught fire from a gas jet. Katie Xail, who was in the room had her hair aud eyebrows scorched off but she was net injnrcd in any ether way. The damage te the room was slight as the flames burned out in a short time. Retorts the Mayer. This morning the mayor sent three drunks te jail ler five days each, ene for ten and one for fifteen, one paid his costs and saved himself from going out. Seven bummers were discharged. AXcgre Fight. On Saturday evening there was quite a riot among a gang of negrees in th& neighborhood et Seuth Duke aud 3Ifddie streets. Some hard blows were struck and the air was blue with sulphureus words for a time. l'aster Elected. The Rev. J. V. Eckert was lately elected pastor of the Bethany Lutheran congrega tion, of 31il!crsvillc, and will at once enter upon his duties. MARIETTA MATTERS. OUR UKIIL'LAK CORRESPONDENCE I'atchiuc Timber Personal Cheap Chick ensObituary. About thirty-live square sticks of the timber that ran out of the creek at 31iddle 31iddle tewn during the last Heed were caught by 3Iarietta parties en Saturday. It had been caught between an island aud the shore, near the "Buck," in the ice, and the own ers were unable te extricate it, but -were compelled te leave it remain until the ice moved away. Last Wednesday the ice shoved a few hundred feet aud- telegrams were sent te points along the shore te have men in in readiness te cateb the legs. Twelve beats went up from this place, but no timber came, as the ice had stepped. On Saturday eveuing the 3Iechanics' band was out serenading the .successful candidates. Diphtheria has net left us yet ; there are a few eases in town and en Saturday a death resulted from it a child of 3Ir. Chr'n Buchcr's. 3Ir. Arthur Xerris, from Baldwin, was given a five day's leave of absonce te ro re cupcratc. He spent it with his brother, the doctor, and has returned much bene fited. 3Iisscs 31iley aud Peters, from 31iddle 31iddle tewn, arc visitiug 3Iiss Auna 3Iusser. The large Hancock banner at the Demo cratic headquarters was taken down en Saturday, but the Democrats won't forget him. A let of nice chickens were sold in town for 0 cents per pound, live weight. They are bringing 8 and 10 cents. A car lead of Heur was sent from Watts station en Saturday. They send a car lead from there quite frequent. The Watts furnace, that commenced op erations lately, has what is called a "bell and hopper" attachment. It is intended te keep the top of the furuact, closed in order that the gas. which generally escapes from it, may be confined' and utilized. The hepper i.s tilled with a charge and a pair of doers iu the bottom of it being opened, the charge falls through into the furnace, and the gates are imVnediately closed. Pipes that lead from this place convey the gas te the boilers of the engine and it i.s used te make steam. An east-bound train at neon is in need en the P. R. R. It would be a great ac commodation and doubtless pay the com pany if they would run 0110 from Harris burg te connect with the train that leaves Columbia at I o'clock. 3Ii.ss Susie Barnitz, of Yerk, is visiting Miss Emily Schaffncr and 3Iiss Ella 3Ius selman, from the same place is visiting Mrs. J. 3Ialene. Jehn B. Hendersen, of 3Iay town, board beard ed the emigrant train en Sunday morning. He has added te his notoriety by being, as alleged, ene el" a conspiracy te defraud W. E. Yeung out of a mail-carry ing con tract in Xewark. X. J. His associates have had their ti ial and were remanded for sentence. Hendersen had net been arresteTI, but a requisition from the gov ernor has been obtained and he is new in demand. The river is about ou a stand-still. Several mere tobacco men were in town. Beef will will be put up te 15 cents in town this week. It will be somewhat of a luxury te men at the furnaces whegctftO cents a day. " Xights are awful dark new and levers who want te promenade are compelled te carry lanterns. The 22d will net be celebrated iu a very lively maimer except that Isaac Reisinger and ethers will have a dancing party in the Odtl Fellows in Central hall. An east wind was blowing yfsterday for mere rain. 3L:;;.s 3Iary Hess died ou Friday after noon at about 3 o'clock. She had been ill for a long time with a complication of ailments resulting partially from dyspep sia and I'tem a severe fall she had about a year age. She was well-known and highly respected in ourcemmunity The funeral will take place from the residence of her mother, 3Irs. 3Iary Hess, en Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. By mistake, the "Sewing Bee" was an nounced for Saturday night. It will meet te-night at 3Irs. Win. Kagle's and an in teresting feature will be a "set out "by the ladies. OUR GOII1.INS.' - Suliiril'iy Nisht at Iho Opera llduxe. The Gill "Goblin"' party appeared at Pulton opera house Saturday night te an audience id" fair numbers. Fer some rea son or ether the piece advertised se ex tensively and se handsomely "Fun 011 the Rhine" was withdrawn, and an en tirely dillcrciit composition substituted ; and, instead of the terrifying legend of the castle, the scenes were laid lit the meru commonplace groove of modern society. Act 1st represents '"Our Goblins" at home, where, seated in the parlor of the chief Goblin, and worn out with ennui, seme one suggests the idea of ha ing a play, which is at once accepted by the party, and the second act consists of the rehearsal of " Society in a Xutsliell ; or, Piqued Out of Divorce," a. satirical burlesque, the humor of which can only be properly des ignated as grotesque, and all Its .situations ludicrous. One of the principal actors iu the piece re marks, just as the curtain is about te descend, that this is one of that kind of pieces which people having seen go away wondering what it is all about. Aud the observation was eminently a true one. The performance is of that nondescript character which battles criticism, even while it invites it. The audience caught itself laughing at the numberless absurdi ties that constitute the make-up of the piece, while conscious of a some thing lacking, an incoherence iu its com position, the gods of the gallery alone being outspoken in their dissatisfaction, aud roundly hissing the performance as the curtain fell. The one feature of the enter tainment above all cavil was the music, which was exceptionally geed. The com pany has undergone several changes and been enlarged since its former appearance here. 3Ir. Win. Gill and Miss Eliner Dceiing arc the same merry sprites as of yore, albeit indifferent guisc,but the vocal strength of the company has been mater ially enhanced by the addition of .Miss Emma Carsen, who has a charming so prano, full, . round, and in tone sweet as a bell, while 3Iiss Mira Benine's rich contralto was heard te great advant age ; the tenor, baritone and lress parts be ing supplied by 3Iessrs. Forrester, Wilsen and Xorcress, each of whom sang soles, and the Iattcr's "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" being especially well received. The cheruAffccts, tee, were very pretty, and the selections happily made, a num ber of them being the brightest tunes from popular operas. The performance was, all iu all, enjoyable and nonsensical, but the people would have been better plca&cd had the Goblins kept their con tract and reproduced their exjwrience en the Rhine as they advertised. Deru.irt Street Mimien Kntt-rtalnment. The entertainment at Derwait street mission en Saturday evening was a grand success, a neat little sum of money being realized. Thanks arc due te 3Ir. Jehn K. Zalim for showing his sciopticeu views again ; ami te 3Ir. II. C. W. Rutledgc for assisting in the management of the enter tainment. 'the Rami Fair, The attendance en Saturday evening was very large. As seen as the doers were opencd the people commenced te pour iu and the room was packed up te the close. A line pair of vases was wen by Jehn E Zcchcr, and a pair of celery glasses by Jeffersen Brown. Several articles will be chanced off te-night and every night this week. ' ' 4 if. H A