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frv-ii? I It. k V LANCASTER DAILY INTELMGElCEB SATURDAY, AUGUST 25. 183. "5 , vx W IS' It 1 'V iUncaster InteUtgencet. SATUBDAY EVENING, AUG, 25. 1888. Ah Impracticable PrcpMttlei. It has been proposed in the Heuse at Harrisburg and it will be urged in that body for passage that the work of annnrtieninir the state, which the Gen eral Assembly thus far has failed te perform, be delegated te a commission of ten, consisting of Hens. Daniel Ag new, James A. Beaver, Philip C. Gar rett, H. M. Heyt and Galusha A. Grew, Bepublicans ; and Charles B. Bucka lew, Gee. A. Jenks, LeviMaish, Gee. F. Baer and Andrew H. Dill, Democrats. It seems te be an open secret that it is net expected the Bepublicans will ac cept and assent te this preposition. If far no ether reason they will reject it because the five Democratic cemmis flteners proposed, while men of the high est character and purest patriotism, are unflinching and unquestioned Deme crats. while of the five Bepublicans named four have of late been in an atti tude of mere or less defiance te the reg ular Dartv organization. It is believed, however, by some of the Democrats who favor the preposition, that it is se fair that the rejection of it by the Bepubli cans will make their case still worse than it is new in public estimation, and that after this offer has failed the Heuse can adjourn satisfied that It can offer nothing further with the slightest hope of the Bepublicans accepting It. If the constitution and the laws desig nated no particular authority te make the apportionments such a body as the above named ten gentlemen would be a very fit one te district the state. They would no doubt approach their duty conscientiously and discharge it satis factorily. Bat the constitution directs ths legislature te make the apportion ment, and the designation of that body for this task is as specific as the imposi tion of the duty is mandatory. It has neither the power nor the right te dele gate the duty te any outside body. Whan it undertakes te de that it net only transcends its duty, but it confesses its own incapacity te discharge its con stitutional obliiratiens and elves the bjst possible reasons for Us immediate adjournment. Such a commission as that which has bsen proposed, if it were practicable and it it could be get te de the work con cen timplated, would have te make an ap pjrtienment either mere or less favora ble te the Democrats than they have already offered te the Senate. If it were leu se the representatives of the party wjuld net ba justified in accepting and endorsing the report, for they have al ready gene te the very verge of undue concession. If it were mere liberal te the Democrats than the bills they have already offered te the Senate, and which that body has rejected, they, the Bepub licans, would net take their report, for they have proclaimed and steed by their ultimatum." Obviously, therefore, such a commission would be fruitless. Being unknown te the law and outside of the constitution, its work would be binding upon nobody and no party would accept it uuless It was satisfied with it. The Diinecrats of this generation have had enough experience with com missioners organized te de the work of their representatives. The famous electoral commission sufficed them with that sort of experimentss It is true that the proposed apportionment commission Is evenly divided politically ; If there i3 any aivautage in its composi tion it .is againsi the regular Bepubli cans, and for that reason whatever better reason they may make their pre textthey will reject it. But however constituted the preposition is extra constitutional and un-Democratic. The party at large has no patience with such device. The Heuse should waste no time feeling with it. If it is offered in sin cerltyand with the hope that the Senate will adept it, it is a violent departure from constitutional modes and suc'i a hope is fruitless. If it is net offered in sincerity it should net be offered at all. The issue at Harrishurg is fully made up. It needs no such device te ilium i nate it, and if there is no ether hope than this of Republican agreement te a fair apportionment all such hope may us well be finally dispelled. Henri T. His was a strange and conspicuous figure who has Just gene te the realms of death beneath the bright skies of France. Months of illness and months of speculation and then the old Count de Chambord laid aside his claims te a throne which will net for many years, If forever, be filled, and traveled te the beurne whence there is no return. With Count de Chambord dies the last of the Bourbon kings ; with him becomes ex tinct the bleed of the profligate Leuis XIY,and the defenders of the third repub lie can leek with Interest but with equa nimity upon the demise of Henri Y. Se long as the Bourbon line ruled France she was glorious and she was depraved, but none can say -that at any time she was mere brilliant than under the reign of Leuis Xf, and Leuis XII, and Leuis XHI, and Leuis XIV, of whom Count de Chambord was the direct descendan t and the rightful claimant te the throne, in accordance with the defunct doctrine of the divine rights and hereditary as plratlens of kings. Te-day the Count de Paris stands as the figure head of French reyallty, and his erratic fel lowers may bow te him as Leuis jrnuuppe 11. uut ms situation is a mere coloring en a gaudy pasteboard, an object for the obsequiousness, and in some cases of the veneration, of the im perialistic Inclined. While Count de Chambord lived there was a steady and often an enthusiastic maintenance of his right te the throne of France, and there were net absent these who at any moment would have spurned the jealous cries of Paul de Cassagnac or Prince Plen Plen against the action, laughed at the supporters of the republic and placed the alluring symbol of royalty in the reluctant hands of Henri V. Fer Count de Chambord was reluctant te assume the position his ancestry and the doc trines which he tardily believed entitled j)im te; his mind became permeated with - the injustice of kings and he compre cempre bended'the foolishness of an attempt, at the present condition of Prance, te secure a full recognition as her sovereign. Schooled for a time in the life that demonstrates the metal of rulers, had fortune's or fate vouchsafed a longer continuance at a maturer age, than when the wild revolution of 1830 stared its bleared eyes at him as a king for two hours at ten years of age, he might have thrown aside the tendencies of the times and asserted his claims as the monarch of France. But his life was tranquil, he ended it peacefully, and the last of a line of kings which gave France ever seventy rulers, will leave a memory among his fellow countrymen that will be mere kindly and satisfactorily cher ished than had he revived the wild vag aries and sumptuous demonstrations of the Tuileries that reigned under the lasci vious and brilliant sway of Leus XIV. or his somewhat mere temperate prede cessors, or if he had even become a mon arch with noblest intentions and patriot ic desires. He loved his country, and his political acumen, though rather clouded by the prejudice of his inclinations against popular government, enabled him te penetrate the gaudy yet shadowy veil of royalty pendent before him and discover en the ether side the puissance of the people and their true abhorrence of Imperialism. Pension Frauds. Perhaps there is no easier method of swindling, nor one which offers larger rewards with fewer chauces of detection than that which thieving pension agents in Washington may practice upon their ignorant and unsuspicious soldier clients. The applicant for a pension, righteous though his claim may be, dislikes te anneunce it from the house tops, and rather than entrust the business of its collection te the care of a local lawyeref reputation, confides in the honesty of an unknown pension agcnt,te whom he has been introduced by specious circulars that would seem te go the length of premising fortunes te these who have stubbed their great tees in the late rebel lien. Once in the toils after the small retaining fee demanded in the first in stance is paid, the task of further bleed ing the victim en divers excuses, be comes easy. Many of the applicants live far from the seat of the national gov ernment, and, granted that they are aware of the fraud that is attempted in their regard, few have the time or means necessary for its investigation. The latest illustration of thisvariety of imposition was unearthed inWashingten en Friday and its here was that very unsa. very personage, N. W. Fitzgerald, whose cowardly assault en General Boynton is still fresh in the public mind. A Michi gan pensioner applied te Fitzgerald's agency for the collection of his pension, and received the usual roseate reply, accompanied with a request for three dollars as an initial lee ler ' necessary expenses." When this amount bad been forwarded a further demand for eight dollars was made, the statement being given that in a very short time the claim wouiuDecenectea. xne latter sum was also sent and new the indignant pension er wants his money refunded, asserting that he had finally te entrust his business te "another lawyer, who obtained his pension, Fitzgerald's agency doing neth ingin the premises.In another instance a fee was accepted from an Illinois soldier by the same agency, when nothing was possible te be done for him. These are only a few isolated instances where the victims had the time and courage te make an effort te redress their wrongs, while the number of instances in which investigation has been hushed up for a consideration, or never attempted, is legion. Of course, it is net te be inferred that all pension agencies are necessarily the abode of sharks who go about like the scriptural lien " seeking whom they may devour," for there are honorable men in this as in every ether profession. Yet the fact nevertheless remains, that that portion of the legal fraternity of Wash ington who engineer the claims of pen sioners is permeated with a degree of moral rottenness has been long courting the sunlight of investigation. The West New Jersey Baptist associa tion Las fifty churches, containing 8,851 members. Temperance appears te be a redeeming quality of the Mormons. It is said that there is less drunkenness and disorder in Salt Lake lately, in proportion te popula tion than in any ether American city. Recent statistics show that in India, there were 525,590 Protestant Christians, or an increase of 86 par cent. in the ten years since 1871, when there were 218,803, which was an increase of 61 per cent, ever the number in 1861, previous te which the growth was at the rate of 35 per cant. FERSONAL. CzAn and czabina, or Russia, are ex pected te visit the royal family of Don Den mark in a short time. Sittine Bull and four ether Indians have been granted permission te attend the fair at Des Moines, Iowa. Ex-Gov. Cbawfekd, of Kansas, says the prohibitory constitutional amendment in that state is practically a dead letter. Professer Swift, of Rochester, who announced the discovery of a new comet, telegrapliB te the Harvard Observatory that it is net a comet, but a nebnlea. Senater Geerge, of Mississippi, savs the notion that white men cannot endure manual labor at the Seuth as well as the negre is absurd. He declares that he and his seu work regularly in the open fields every season without any discomfort. Dr. Helmes thns stands up for the wemen: "There is no such thing as a female punster. I never knew or heard of one, though I have once or twice (heard a woman make a single detached pnn, as I have known a hen te crew." Bronsen Heward, the playwright, is living handsomely en his royalties in Londen. Be and his wife have a double trieycle, en whieh they stew some goods and start off en a twenty or thirty mile trip. Rev. Dr. J. A. Lippxncett, professor of mathematics in Dickinsen college, has accepted the chancellership of the univer sity of Kansas, whieh was eSered te him. During his residence in Carlisle, Professer Lippincott has been an active friend of the well-known Indian school at that place, and he has acquired a mere than lucal reputation as a lecturer and writer. MIL NEWS. MEETING Or SOUK ASSOCIATIONS. Tbe American Bar AmecUUsd and Other Assemblies in session -Tbe News of the Day Condensed. The American bar association, in ses sion at Saratoga, yesterday elected the following officers : President, Cortlandt Parker, of New Jersey ; vice presidents, D. A. Tray, Alabama ; G. B. Clark, Ar kansas ; A. P. Hyde, Connecticut ; T. F. Bayard, Delaware ; H. H. Wells, District of Celnmbia ; M. Randall, Flerida ; L. N. Whettte, Georgia ; C. C. Benney, Illinois ; Benjamin Harrison, Indiana ; G. G. Wright, Iowa; W. Pres ton, Kentucky ; E. P. Reche, Lou isiana. N. Webb, Maine; S. Wimer, Maryland ; G. O. Shattuck, Massachu setts ; H. B. .Brown, Michigan ; G. E. Cele, Minnesota ; L. E. Housten, Miss. ; 8. Barclay, Maryland ; J. M. Woelwortb, Nebraska ; W. S. Ladd, New Hampshire; A. O. Keasbury, New Jersey ; J. F. Dil- jen, New Yerk ; T. B. Keengh, North Carolina : a. Jung, unie ; ur. w. xnuuie, Pennsylvania ; W. P. aheffield, Rhede Island ; H. E, Teung, Seuth Carolina ; A. Allisen, Tennessee ; R. G. Street, Texas , D. Roberts, Vermont ; J. R. Tucker, Virginia, and E. B. Knight, West Virginia. 8. M. Pinney, Wisconsin, sec retary ; Edward Ottis flinckley, Balti more, treasurer ; Francis Bawle, Pennsyl vania, executive committee ; Luke P. Poland, Vermont, chairman ; J. E. Bald win, Connecticut ; William Allen Butler, New Yerk. Besolutiens of respect te the memory of Judge Black were adopted and the association adjourned sine die. The choice of a place for holding the next meeting was left te the next executive committee. The Connecticut branch of the universal peace union yesterday closed a session at Mystic, which was largely attended. Bev. H. S. Chubb, of Philadelphia, presided. The Indian Princess Winnemuca was present, and among the revolutions adept ed was one condemning our treatment of the Indian race. Among the speakers were Abel P. Tanner, lately Greenback candidate for governor, and Edward H. Ueates, of Philadelphia. There are abent four hundred tents up at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the state encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, which opens te-day. Excursion trains will be run from Philadelphia, Reading and Baltimore. Perils of ibe Ifeep A party of about fifteen persons went into the surf at Well's Beach, Maine, en Thursday, te bathe, and four of them were carried out by a heavy undertow and drowned. Thevietims were Mr. Green Green eugh Thayer, North Cambridge, Mass.; Miss Emma Gould, Andever, Mass.; Miss Kittie Sandferd and Eddie Little, Wash ington, D. C. A collision ecenrred at Lebanon Junc tion, Kentucky, yesterday, between a passenger and freight train. Engineer Clarence B. Gifferd, was badly crushed and Fireman Kidd received serious injur ies. The barge Montreal, from Kingsten for Montreal, yesterday, struck a rock and sank near the Thousand Islands camp grounds. She was leaded with 18,000 bushels of Milwaukee wheat, which is insured. All the life saving stations en the New Jersey coast, 41 in number, with a force of 40 keepers and 281 patrolmen, will open en the 1st of September and remain open until the 1st of May next. Religions Assemblages. At the Ocean Greve campmueting yes terday Rev. Wm. P. Corbitt, of Brooklyn, preached in the morning, and Rev. Geerge P. Mains and Geerge Mingins, both of New Yerk, in the afternoon. The associa tion yesterday posted an erder forbidding people attired only in bathing suits te pass through the grounds. At Chautauqua yesterday morning Rev. B. M. Adams, of Meridan Connecticut, conducted a devotional meeting which was attended by 2,000 persons. In the afternoon 6.000 gathered te hear a con cert in which Union and Confederate war songs were gived. Addresses were also made by Judge Tourgee, of New Yerk, and Rev. Dr. Atticus P. Haywood, of Georgia. Tbe Western Union Caught up. Themas Marvin, of New Yerk, present ed two dispatches at the office of the Western Union telegraph company. The clerk offered te receive them "subject te delay." Mr. Marvin brought suit for $200 damages. ; Justice Angell yesterday de cided in favor of the plaiutifi . He held, however, that the refusal of the two dis patches was one act, and gave judgment for $100 with costs. TUB GHANOKllS' PICNIC. Last Day e! the Jubilee Seme Sensible Speeches Hade. The tenth carnival of the Grangers came te an end en Friday at Williams Greve. The water was clear and delightfully cool, and as the grounds were net as uncomfert ably crowded as they were en preveus days, the visitors had a delightful time. The managers of the picnic say that about 75,000 people visited the grove during the week. Financially the pionie has been by far the most successful one of the kind ever held. Colonel Themas, te whose energy the success of of the affair is main ly due, will spend $10,000 in improving the grounds next spring. The registered sales of live stock and agricultural machi nery en the grounds during the fair amounts te $06,370. Friday was the day set apart for govern ors and editors. Nene of the former came, but there were scores of journalists pres ent, smeng whom were Cel. McCiure, of the Times and W. U. Hensel, of the In telligencer, who were the orators of the day. Jeseph Powell, Democratic candi date for the office of auditor general was among the guests at grange headquarters. After dinner there was musie and speech making en the grand stand. J. Zeamer, of Carlisle, introduced the speakers te the crowd. A. K. McOlure speke first. He said that if his auditors only wanted te hear what he knew about farming he could tell them in about a minute and a half. He premised te speak with perfect frankness and avoid fulsome flattery distributed by speakers en previous days. The sneaker said that no class of people knew as little about ineir nusiness as larmers de. ihe same amount of ignorance displayed in any ether bnsiuess would lead te starvation. The avorage farmer knew little about the soil he cultivates and seemed te care less. They make their crops tee easy and about all the knowledge they possess has come down te them from their forefathers, who gained ic ey experience. He has practiced theoretical farming and raised wheat at a cost of ten dollars a bushel. Net one farmer in a hundred had any idea what is the reason he had bad crops ene year and geed another. Ths speaker referred te the immense amount of money wasted in misuse of fertilizers and said practical farming could net be learned in colleges. As rar as tne general principles of applying fertilizers,a boy could learn it in a month; a man can master it in less time. Te be successful a man must be master of the industry he is engaged in. There is no excuse for ignorance of this kind among a ciass as intelligent as larmers are. He illustrated the necessity of anelvin? the proper fertilizers te the proper land and ex. plained why deep plowing kept land moist in dry weather and dry in wet seasons. Touching en the declaration of principles adopted by the Grangers en Thursday, he showed hew in one place monopolies were denounced and in another there was an appeal te farmers te support the big gest monopoly in the world. The evil effects of monopolies could only ba de stroyed by the election of geed men te office and insisting that they shall perform their duties te the letter irrespective of party.' W. U. Hensel, lOir"""1 Qf the state Democratic committee, did net have much te say about tilling the soil. He devoted himself almost exclusively te comments upon some of the clauses of the Grangers' official declaration referred te by the pre vious speaker. Mr. Hensel said :" There is no subject en which a farmer is as sen sitive as that of taxation, and se long as the Grange advocates equal taxation for equal value for the farmers it lays down a law that every one will agree is geed." He opposed the idea of levying and collect ing equal taxes in all parts of the state. "The keystone of our prosperity is local self government, and the first duty of every geed citizen is the government of the township, the borough, the cennty, and se en up until the state government is reached. Farmers are always most interested in reads and schools and they should elect their own supervisors and directors and held them accountable for levying, collect ing and disbursing the taxes. Then if the farmers of a township want five months and bad reads, all right, and if these of ether township want eight month school and geed toads, all right. Goods reads and geed schools are of mere importance te farmers than the gain of a senator or the annexation of new territory." On this question of local self government Mr. Hensel spoke for fifteen minutes. Then, he said, the Grangers declarations read tee much like the platform of a political con vention, and vigorously opposed the pro pre position te teach agriculture in the public soheols. He speke of the mismanagement of the agricultural college, and favored whitewashing and fencing it in as a menu ment te "twenty years blundering." THE GBKAT STOKM. Farther Details of the Disastrous Uyclene In Missouri A Terrible Summing up of the Disasters. At Roehester, Minn., Thursday morn ing dawned bright and beautiful. At an early hour strangers began te pour in from all directions, and by neon the streets were crowded. The expressions of sad ness en every face told the tale of mourn ing, desolation and death. Eleven bodies were interred in Oakland cemetery during the afternoon. At 3:40 o'clock a process ion was formed in front of the Cook house and started for the cemetery. The victims interred were Mrs. Weath. erbee, Nellie Irwin, Mahala McCormick, Mr. Hetzel Mrs. McQuillan, Mrs. Quick, Mrs. Glnugb, Mrs. Zeiratb, August Zeirath and Mr. Osberne and child. The ceremonies were of the simplest character. Mr. Quick, another of the dangerously in jured victims, died at 3 p. m. His family consisted of nine members. His wife and two children were killed instantly, while himself and 11 ve' ether children were injured se that they had te be taken te the hospital. Twe of these children are ex pected te die, se that three of the nine are likely te survive. Details from the surrounding district show that the tornado swept ever a terri teiy GO miles in length andmore than two miles wide, leaving in its path nothing but ruins. Te form an idea of the less, one has only te estimate the value of all the improvements that had been made in the section visited by the tornado, and which are all gene. The ess in Rochester is new estimated at $350,000. Andrew Jehnsen, a farmer, nine miles south of Rochester, was severely injured in the wreck of his home and died yesterday. Reports from the town of Salem indicate that considerable damage wasdone in that locality. The streets of the city te-day are full of people from all evor the state, some from curiosity and seme te care for friends, while a large number are prominent men from all portions of the state te see the effect of the cyclone, that they may knew its extent and the needs of its victims. The reports from the hospital are te the effect that the children are much im proved, while seme of the adults are worse and cannot live. The reported list of the killed has been exaggerated through the confusion of names. Careful inquiry shows that 16 comprises all of these instantly killed. The reason assigned by the city undertakers for the error is that four were said te have been taken into the country by their friends, which is net true ; and the names of four ether victims were incorrectly given, and thus aided te swell the sup positious list. One thousand men, women and children of the class that possess hardly anything outside of their homes and what there is in them are te-day without anything. Of 200 houses which were Btanding befere the approach of the storm theie is net sufficient material te build an ordinary frame shelter. AH the household furniture and clothing was also completely destroyed. The peeple are peer and must ba cared for. At present they are ledged in private houses, empty stores, warehouses and halls, and are being fed by the city. Roch ester is doing all she can te aid sufferers. A large dining hall, 20 by 60 feet is being built en the devastated tract, feed and clothing are being brought in, and $3,000 has been raised by the citizens. St. Paul has subscribed $5,000, Minneapolis $1,200, Winona $3,000, Stillwater $1,000, Lake City $2,500, Red Wing $500 and Hastings $100. O S7.it tenda and Mankato have also responded. The great need of the people can only be appreciated by theso who have seen their condition. A gentleman who visited the hospital yesterday and saw Mr. Quick and his five motherless little one, all seriously hurt, wrote a check for $200 and gave it te Judge Start, chairman of the relief com mittee for the benefit of the afllieted family. Since then the father has died, and the helplessness of thus3 young or phans is typical of the general distress. The report of a disaster te a passenger train at Zumbrala Falls grew out of a freight train disaster there, in whieh a fireman was killed, and the ether reported disaster did net occur. KNIuBTS OP rTHIA8. Proceedings of the Grand Ledge of Penn sylvania. At Scranton en Friday morning tbe grand ledgo Knights of Pythias accepted the reports of Grand Master of Exchequer Menlcnay and Keeper of Records and Seal Hawkcs. The former shows a bal ance in the treasury of $3,625.14. The receipts during the year were $10,850, and expenditures, $11,232.64. The report of Mr. Hawkes shows a total membership of 32,749 ; new members added during the year, 3,312 ; admitted by card, 240 ; reinstated, 235 ; with drawn, 193 ; suspended, 2,304 ; deceased, 335 ; actual increase, 955. Total paid for relief, $152,284.52. Lancaster was select ed aB the place for holding the next con vention. The nomination of grand officers te be installed one year hence at Lancaster took place this afternoon. Subordinate ledges will held an election for these officers next June. The committee en property reported the purchase of the building Ne. 1027 Race street, Philadelphia, te be used as the headquarters for the grand keeper of records and seal, and the grand ledge rat ified the committee's action. Mmv questions from subordinate ledges were referred te proper committees. A series of resolutions of thanks te various persons was adopted, and, after clearing the grand chancellor's table, the grand ledge was adjourned, te meet in Lancaster next year. AUGUST COURT. THE REGULAR QUAKT1SB SESSIONS. aiany Cases Disposed OF Jehn Lencks Ac- quitted of tne Charge of Murder The Grand Jary's Return. Friday Afternoon In the .'cases against David and Henry Haucks, charging them with robbing the store of Staffer & Ce., the jury rendered a verdict of guilty with a recommendation te merey. Heward O. Clair was charged with re ceiving stolen goods. The testimony of the commonwealth was that Jehn Bolivar and Ephriam Brosy stele from the cigar factory or Jehn J. Theme, of Masterson ville, three hundred cigars. These were given te defendant by Jehn Boliver, in payment for a revolver purchased by him. It was also in evidence that defendant had said te several persons that he knew the cigars were stolen when he received them. The defense was that Clair did net knew that the cigars were stolen. He also showed a geed character for honesty. The jury acquitted the defendant without leav ing their seats. Michael German pleaded guilty te com mitting an assault and battery en Barten Aument, of the Leepard hotel. Sentenced te pay a fine of $10 and costs. In the case of of felonious assault and battery, preferred by Frederick Lipsley against Charles Carr, a verdict of net guilty was taken, the defendant having died recently. A verdiet of net guilty was taken in the case charging Dr. Jehn Siller with man slaughter, there net baing sufficient evi dence te conviet. The assault and battery case against Charles Pryer was dismissed with county for office costs. Henry Green and Isiah Smith were in dicted for lareany in stealing blackberries from the barn of David Creamer. Coun sel for the defense objected te the indict ment charging larceny, and a verdict of net guilty was entered. These same parties were next charged with malicious trespass, and the evidence was that they trespassed en the land of Mr. Creamer te get the berries. Verdict guilty. Sentenced te pay a tine of $5 and costs, and in default of payment te under go an imprisonment of 10 days. Uriah Helsinger plead guilty te assault and battery en his wife and he was sen tenced te pay a fine of $1 and costs Geerge Gerlitz3ki and Jehn Brimmer plead guilty te the charge of malicious mischief and were sentenced te pay a fine of $1 and costs. Gerlitski and Peter Rete plead guilty te the charge of trespassing en the grounds of Dr. Henry Carpenter and were senten ced te an imprisonment of five days .each. Grand Jury Itetnrn. True Bills : Fred. Dearstter, Henry D. Murray, Jacob Shenk, Hiram Witmer, Daniel R. Shenk, Daniel Eckman, neglect of duty ; Jacob Weller, Henry Breiter, William Mauler, Uriah Helsinger, assault and battery ; J. Israel Smith, malicious trespass ; Elizabeth Stener, selling liquor te miners. Ignored : Jonathan Diffenderfer, violat ing liqaer law ; Lizzie Henry, larceny ; Eugene Lyen, bigamy. Friday Evening Cem'th vs. Jehn Loucks, murder. The defendant is the man who who is charged with having caused the death of Mrs. Mary Hahn, a tramp who was burned te death near Manheim, en the 28th of March last. The whole circum stances were published in full at the time of the occurrence. It appeared that the woman and her husband and child were encamped and had a fire built. The woman's clothing caught from the flames and she was burned te death ; defendant who was a tramp was lurking in the neigh borhood at the time, and it was believed that he set fire te the woman's clothing ; he was arrested and a true bill for murder was found. The Iittle daughter of the de ceased was the only ene present when the burning occurred, and upon being ex amined by counsel for the defense and commonwealth, declared that her mother's clothing accidentally caught fire. As there was no evidence te connect the defendant with the crime a verdict of net guilty was taken. Cem'th vs. Emma Dugan, of Marietta, assault and battery. Mary Clinten was the presecutrix and she testified that upon one day in June she went te a grocery store in Marietta, in which the defendant's husband is a partner ; the defendant was in the store and at once caught held of her, putting her out and bruising her arm. The defense was that the presecutrix had been warned te remain out of the store, as they had had a previous difficulty ; en that day she came in and defendant put her out, using no violence Tbe jury ren dered a verdict of net guilty and divided the costs equally between the parties. Saturday Morning. Cem'th vs. Ellen Stewart, colored, of this city, who is charged with keeping a bawdy house, en North street, this city. The prosecutor was Wm. Boasten, a dandy-looking cel ered chap, who, with his wife, formerly lived in the house with defendant. It was alleged that defendant allowed men and women of both colors and bad character te congregate at her house, where they often remained ever night and made great noises. If the witnesses for the common wealth told the truth the place certainly is net as well conducted as a Sunday school. The defense was that the prosecutor, who is married te defendant's sister, but deas net live with her, brenght this suit out of spite. It was claimed that the place is net nearly as bad as represented and neth. ing of an improper character was done there. The jury rendered a verdiet of net guilty, Wm. Boasten, the prosecutor, te pay one-half the costs and the defendant the ether half. In the case of Lillian Burgy, of Colum bia, charged with malicious mischief a verdict of net guilty was taken for want of evidence. Cem'th vs. Walter E. Myers, of this city, felonious assault and battery. The evidence of the commenwenlth show ed that en February 20th (election day), the defendant, with Charles Carr, who is new dead, met Frederick Leipsly, a Ger man, en Seuth Duke street, when' they made an attack upon him, beating him until his face and head were terribly cut, after whieh they dragged him through the streets and threatened te kill him ; Myers struck him several times with a billy. The defense called witnesses te show that Leipsly first had a difficulty with Carr, at the Seventh ward election polls ; they afterwards met en Duke street when Carr beat beat him, but Myers did noth ing but assist in separating the men. The jury rendered a verdict of guilty of as sault and battery only. In the case of receiving stolen goods against Heward O. Clair a verdiet of net guilty was taken for want of evidence. Cem'th vs. Jehn Kreb, felonious assault and battery. The defendant was charged with having cut Frank Ressler, with a knife at Kethsville one day in May last. The defense was that Ressler began the fight by knocking down the defendant, who was being teased and abused by the crowd. The Grand Jury's Bepert. The grand jury presented their final report at 9 o'clock this morning. It was as fellows : Te the Honorable, the Judges et the Court et quarter sessions or tne county 01 Lancaster; The grand inquest empannelled te in quire in and for the August sessions de respectfully report the following : That they acted en all the bills presented te them by the district attorney, 178 in number, of whieh number 143 were re turned as true and 85 ignored." We also approved of one bridge.. On Wednesday afternoon we visited the publia institutions. At tbe county prison we were met by Keeper Burkhelder awl conducted through that institution. We fennd that the prison proper was kept as clean as possible and the health of the prisoners geed. Bummers' hall, the offi cials informed us, it is impossible te keep clean. During the last prison year 2,100 tramps, drunks, diserderlies and train riders were committed. In the months. of January, February and March tbe average number of commitments was 388. The large number of persons in bummers' hall during the winter months, all crowded into one room, suggests te ths jury, the pro priety of dividing this building into cells, both upstairs and down, whieh would make it mere comfortable for the inmates. By making cells the keeper could control the men and keep the cells clean. Convicts, particularly these that have served long terms, complain of the want of light in their cells. There does net appear te be any remedy for the complaint. If the cell windows are made larger, the chances presented for escape are in creased, and a stronger reason why they should net be enlarged is that tbe walls, new in very bad condition, would be greatly 1 weakened thereby. In the walls of the prison are a large number of craeks, the mortar has fallen out from between the stones, and stones can easily be re moved, facts of which the convicts are aware. There are 73 cells in the prison for convicts. We found 125 inmates. In some of the cells are two or mere convicts. Sentences by the court at separate and solitary confinement cannot be carried out. The question of a new prison has been much discussed of late and in the judg ment of this grand inquest the time has arrived te take the preliminarysteps look ing after the erection of a prison suitable te the wants of the county, because of the great insecurity of the present structure and it net being large enough te meet the demands made upon it, and te prove the latter statement it i3 but necesssry te state that at one time during the year there were 230 persons confined there. The large let of ground occupied by the prison building could be disposed of at a geed price. The new prison we would recommend te be built at such place en the county farm, as theso having the authority would select. The advantages in locating the prison en the county farm are numerous, but the most important is that proper sewerage could be had. That is ene of the great defects in the present building, and was the cause of the spread of that terrible disease smallpox during the last few months. As te the altering of the building in the prison yard te make it safe place for the confinement of convicts in such an emer gency as has recently happened, the grand jury are of the opinion that the meney expended would be meney thrown away. The building cannot be made secure. It is an ordinary brick structure and cannot be made of sufficient strength te resist the attempts of desperate convicts te escape. We have concluded that a new building te be used for the purpose above men tioned should be erected at once in the prison yard, if the prison is te remain at its present location. At the county hospital and insane asy lum we were taken in charge by the resi dent physician and superintendent, Dr. McCreary, and conducted through these buildingB. We found everything in com cem com plete order, and considering that but little hired help is at the institution, it was a surprise te the jury that the buildings could be kept se neat. Since Dr. McCreary as sumed charge he has made many improve ments, and judging from what we saw, the jury believe that the peer directors acted wisely when they created the office of resi dent physician and selected tbe present incumbent. The 'resident physician and his family occupy rooms in the hospital building. In our opinion the services of the resident physician would be mere effective and his ability te perform his duties would be greatly improved if he had a residence outside, but near the hos pital. That official expressed a willing ness te pay a rent equal te the interest en the cost, and we recommend the erection of such a building at a reasouable cost. A petition, of which the following is a copy, was presented te us for censidera tien : The petition of the undersigned beard of peer directors of Lancaster coun ty represents that they are greatly in need of a building suitable for an infirmary or contagious disease hospital in connection with the present hospital and peer house properties ; that there have been a num ber of applications made te the said beard for admission te the hospital, suffering from smallpox and varioleid, and no suit able and proper accommodations provided for such eases, for want of a suitable build ing. They therefore respectfully ask the erection at the most advantageous place en the county grdunds, a building adapted te the purpesa of an infirmary or contagious disease hospital. Signed. JenN Evans, Jacob S. Kelleb, b. h. loneenecker, Henkt Musser, ' Martin Kreider, R. W. Bard. The grand inquest feeling the great im portance of having such a building, favor its erection, at a moderate cost ; but be be be eoeo contracted for, would recommend that ether buildings intended for similar use be inspected by the proper authorities, se that we will obtain a hospital for centa gieus diseases, built en the me3t approved sanitary plan, and one that will meet with tbe approval of the taxpayees. A communication was also handed us by your honor from the beard of health of Lancaster city, in reference te the tran sportatien of people sick with contagious diseases te the county hospital. There is net a conveyance at tbe cennty farm avail able for that purpose. We would recom recem recom mend that an ambulance be built for the transporting of sick te the county hospital by the peer directors, after receiving suggestion from the resident physicians as te its proper construction. At ths almshouse we were met by tbe steward. We examined every room in tbe house, from the basement upwards, and found everything in complete order, re flecting great credit en the management of Jehn Broek, the officer in charge of the buildiug. Tha number of inmates at the almshouse is 215, divided as fellows : 133 men, GG women, G boys and 10 girls. At tbe hos pital and insane asylum there are 178 in mates, divided as fellows : Men, 90 ; women, 77 ; children, 11. In the insane department there are 51 men and 52 women. The county buildings are provided with plenty of hose, conveniently arranged- A tank for water has been placed en the almshouse building. Every precaution bas'been taken te extinguish fires if they should break out. We aise inspected the new barn recent ly constructed, and fennd it te be first class in every particular. At the childrens' home under the man agement of Mrs. Hamaker, we found 142 children divided as fellows : 102 males, 40 females. There are 10 colored boys and 4 colored girls inmates of that institution. All are enjoying geed health. A thorough inspection of the buildings- and grounds satisfies the grand inquest that the" home for friendless children is deserving of the charity of the county. In conclusion the grand inquest return their thanks te the honorable court, dis trict attorney, sheriff and ether court officers for the courtesies extended. All of which is respectfully submitted. A. C. Baldwin, Themas Cully, J. S. Eaby, H. B. Fisher, Geerge W. Haldeman, foreman, Will Hamilton,' Alonzal P. Ken. nedy, Jacob Kepperling, jrf, R. Morrison, A. McGinnis, T. F.'McGelliett, secretary, Abram 8. Mylin, Henry Nagle, Daniel E. Potts, Jehn Pinkerton, Abram J. Recka field, Jehn Shram, Jehn A. Strino, Henry Will. Wakeman Wesley, C. H. Yeung. After .the report had been read Judge Patterson complimented the. grand jury en the rapidity and care with which they transacted business. He also explained his reason for sentencing Benj. Jehnsen, convicted of rape, te the county prison for four years. By the new law the court could sentence prison ers te the eastern penitentiary, but they have been officially informed that that in stitution is crowded, two and three per sons occupying each cell. The officials here have also reported that the long term prisoners are of mere nse te them in the manufacturing departments than ethers. Arrested for Slander. In the suit for slander brought June 12th by Emma Dugan of Marietta against Mary Clinten the defendant evaded arrest np te yesterday when she came into court te presecute a suit of assault and battery she had preferred against Mrs. Dugan. Fearing arrest, she came befere the court and asked te be admitted te bail. She was slewed te go in common bail. COLUMBIA HKW. Frem Our Kegniar Correspondent. Pennsylvania castle Ne. 70, A. O. K. of M. C. meets te-night. Bachman & Perry will build Mr. J. W. Stauffer's new houses. A new well is being sunk at the maehine shop of the Shawnee furnaces. The "Yeung Felk's" picnic will ba held in Heise-'s weeds, September 1. Earnest Witters will preside ever the opera house "Senate " Peach trains, from points down the Pert Deposit railroad, pass through bore every evening, bound for Harrisburg. The Red Stocking are playing the Vigils of Newtown at the latter place this after noon. Plugs en the west side of Perry street were opened yesterday te clean the gutters of the filth therein. The harmonica contest, already spoken of, will take place next Friday evening at Jacob McClain's. The Mountville band's fair and festival opens in that place te night and continues until next Saturday. The public schools have all been cleaned and placed in readiness for open ing en Monday a week. J. L Zellhoever wen the bandsome chair cover chanced of at J. E. Mer ger's. James Sweeney will seen return per manently from a five years term of ser vice in the U. S army, he being an orderly segeant. Mr. Edward Billett, foreman atGrubb's stone quarries and a workman wera in jured by a prematura blast yesterday about tbe head and face, and he had a hele opened in his threat. There is seme danger that tbe latter will leso his eye sight. Rellgleun Rev. Gee. W. Ely, pastor of the Presby terian church, is in better health from his trip. Rev. C. S. Gerhard occupies his pulpit at Trinity Reformed chnrch te morrow. Rev. Ames Arthur, of Reading, will preaeh te morrow at the Methodist church. Ne services will be held te-morrow at the Presbyterian or Sc Paul's P. E. churches. A wreck iu tha east yard of the Pennsyl vania railroad, at 2 a. m., caused by a " draft" of cars running into a passing train, disabling eight freight cars and blocking the north main tracks until 8 a. m.. The new military company in Wrights ville, known as the Wrightsville Grey Cadets, are holding a festival, the pre ceeds of which will go te the purchase of uniforms. LITTL.K LUVALf. llere ana There and Everywhere. Fiss & Deerr shipped te day te New Yerk 20 head or draught and driving horses. Lewis Ibert, charged with stealing a watch from Mathias Ziegler, was te have had shearing last evening, but the prose cutor failing te appear he was discharged. Yesterday morning, a twelve year old son of Charles Makinson, marble worker, corner et Conestoga and Prince streets, was sent en an errand te a drygoeds store, and has net been heard of since. The boy is addicted te running away, having en Boveral former occasions disappeared from home. On Monday morning a delegation from pest 84, G. A. R., will lcave this city for the statu encampment which opens at Gettysburg te-day. One thousand tents have been erected upeu the grounds and an unusually large attendance of veterans is expected. Open air concerts by the dif ferent bands, camp fires, drum head court martials and sham battles will be among the pastimes of the occasion. Tbe fare for the round trip is $2. The membera of pest 81 will return te this city en Wednes day evening. Police ClMFS. Harman Bulk was committed te the county jail for 20 days by Alderman Mc Mc Mc Coneiny, for being drunk and disorderly. mayor juacuomgie sent one drunken and disorderly person te jail for five days; sentenced two ethers te pay costs, and sent two invalid tramps te the work house for ten days te recuperate. Katie Myers who charged Frank Smith with assault and battery and drunken and disorderly conduct, failed te appear befere Alderman Fordney last cveriug te prose cute, and the cabcb were dismissed. Frank Smith, the above named defen dant, who brought a cress suit against Katie Smith and her mother Mrs. Rico Rice harr, charging them with having assaulted bim, failed te appear before Alderman Barr where the complaints were made, and the accused were discharged. Personal. Mr Austin N. Hungerford, who for the past few months has been in Lancaster gathering material for the forth coming history of Lancaster county, left for Phila delphia te day having com pie ted his researches here. Mr. Hungerford is an in telligent and indefatgable gatherer and compiler of long forgotten cvents,and dnr inghis stay among us has brought te light several local historical incidehts of which we have made use in these columns. Ilia next field of labor, we learn, will be in the Lehigh valley and te tbe geed people of that section of the state we commend him. Charged Wttb Larceny. Befere Alderman Barr te day complaint of larceny was mads by Dr. Wassen, of Yerk, and J. B. Lebkicker, against Sam'l Getz, of Yerk. It will be remembered that Wassen was robbed of nearly $900 and Lebkicker of $25, and both et them of their geld watches while sleeping at Leb kicker's house. The robbery was discov ered by Getz, and it is new said there is strong evidence that he committed it. Teacher of Classics. C. E. Lard, A. M., a teacher of several years experience, has been engaged te teach the classics in the Yeate's institute. Tub Weman's Christian Temperance Union will meet in the lecture room or the Unke Street M. JS church en '.Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock:. Amusements. The Afojiltens. The celebrated Majilton troupe, wulch haa net Lean In thla country ler year; have Jnst returned from Europe, and will appear here en Friday evening next, in the musical absurdity, entitled " Follies or a Day." TU: troupe is tee well known te need lengtay recommendation. M w J n X"