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?te y .- fntdenei? A COSTLY CHMMATOB1CM tATOMCM. ffZ -X -Si ? Imperfect Incineration did Far TJi -et" i minmEHHR?.2 BBBIe?!s.BBBBBiBiSilBBBBIBBBBBByBBklBIHf?' IBIQMMRHRRHMMIIBRMiBIIBIE rOLUME XXVI-NO. EW CITY OFFICERS MAYOR AND HEADS OF DE PARTMENTS INSTALLED. ILS EFFECT Al ORGAMATIOI. the Republican Caucus Nominees Are Elected. ITOR CLARK'S IIAUGDRAL ADDRESS. I SUGGESTIONS FOR fHE lSPROTESEST OP TAB DEPARTMENTS. A Itofbrmntleu Tn the Manner or Uutld inx Streets Advocateil A .Flan Fur Correcting tl)cljncqnnlltlcs of Amoks Ameks Amoks ment A Ileard of Health Necessary. A Plea Fer Larger Water MatiiM In the Sections Deprived of Sufllclent Supply The Taxation of Transient Merchants Recommended Councils Befuse te Confirm the Constables and the Mayer Appoints the Usual Nura b3r of Patrolmen Frank l'nrvln is Bleated City Hull Janitor. The first Monday of April ts the time fixe 1 by law for the organization of city council, the election of city otUcers and the Inauguration of the mayor. The hour for the meeting of councils was 10 o'clock, but long befure that tlme the Vicinity of City hail presentcd an anl- I mated appearance, made se by the candi dates for nppelntmcnt en the tiellce ferce , buttonholing their friends te say a word te Mayer Clark for thein. Select council wiw call oil te erder by Clerk Barr and Mr. Erisman was oiected IIOIIERT CI.AKK, temporary chairman. AUlcriimn Barr waa elected temporary clerk. The returns of the last city election were presented, showing that the following wero elected inembers of select council foraterm of two years: First ward, Win. McCemscj; Second ward, Jere Rehrcr; ThiriT wanl, C. J. White ; Fourth ward, Jehn E. Schum; Sixth ward, Win, Riddlej Eighth ward, J. V. Wise. The iuenibera holding evor are C. S. Erisman, Fifth ward, Frank Ss Everts, Seventh ward, and D. E. Leng, Ninth ward. David E. Leng was elected president for the ensuing year and Alderinan J. K. Han clerk. The olllcers elected i ettirned thanks for the honor conferred. The entli of omce te President Leng was administered by Temporary PresldontErls PresldentErls man, afler which the members-elect took' the oath of qffice te perform their duties with fidelity. Mr. Riddle presented the following rcso rcse rcso tlens, which were adopted : Resolved, That the rules printed in the digest of city ordinances for 1MW for the government of the city council be and the same are hereby ro-enactcd for the ensu ing year. Resolved, By the select and common councils of- the city of Lancaster, that the iule of Intercourse between councils, erintcd in the digest of ordinance for IBM d and the same ure hereby re-enacted for the ensuing year. ...... Resolved, By select council that ull nomi nations and removals from office, made by the mayor of the city of Lancaster te the select council, shall be referred te the se lect council committee en executive ap pointments, and a future day shall be as signed for it te report, unfess the select council shall unanimously direct ether wise in taking them into consideration, and the said conuiiittee shall consist of three members. A Joint resolution preidlug for the ap pointment of standing committees for the year was adopted. The only addition te the committee is that or parks, te be made up of three members from each branch. Mr. Riddle presented the bend of Mayor Mayer elect Clark In the sum of 815,000, with the Lancaster TruBt company as security. The bend was appieved, in which action common council concurred, PROCEEDINGS Ol'THECOMMON MUNCH. In common council tliore were present Messrs. Altlck, Auxer, Balz, Baumgard Baumgard lier, lliluer, Iteurdmin, Bialel, liurger, Cresbaugh, Cummings, Flery, Frantz, Freeh, Frltch, Gerstley, Hambrlght, Heis-, Henry, KauU, Kulp, Moser,SbUsler, Sh'Ki Etelnwandel, Trout and Zek. A temporary organization was effected by the election of A. M. Frantz as presi dent. Alderman Deen presented the returns of the last election, showing the above, named parties aud Mr. Dnian, who is absent from the city, as olected for the ensuing year. Mr. Bauiugardner was elected preshlent by acclamation and Alderman David L. Deen clerk. Beth returned thanks for the honor cenerred, after which Frosidel t Baumgardner administered the oath of office te the members. A resolution providing for an adjourned meeting en Wednesday evening, ler the approval erthe treasurer's bend and the transaction of ether business, was adopted. Select council concurred. IN JOIST CONVENTION. Afler the transaction of the preliminary busluess incident te orgunl..itlen the mem bers of select and common councils m t in Joint convention for tie election of city officers. President Leng, of select count II, presided, the clerks of council acting as secretaries. The following were oiected clly officers for the ens uing year by acclamation : City Treasurer J. Harry Rathfon. Superintendent of Water Works-E. V. .Frailey. Street Commissioner Edwin S. Suultz. City Solicitor Henry Carpenter. Principal Regulator Allan A. 1 1 err. Assistant Regulators Rebert Albright .and Valentine Heffman. BjMjMjMjMjMjMjMjMjMjMjHH"K bffffffffflnkfffffflffffffffffK l BjbjbjBjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbMBi ?i2"i-- B.tHanBBBBBaakO' '.-;rsiJ." .BBBBBBBBflBBBBBBBHT "-Ji'SiCBBBBBBBflfeAvSSIIfffffffffffflH ifffffffffffffffHSlB59KSS!t3sV" 40liffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffHlffaa1iifffffffffffffffeShwffffffffff 'MiM(M(M(M(M(M(M(MiM(M(MM3BMH!9M(0ijaM(M(M(M(M(BMK 186. Messenger Jehn H. Laucks. Mr. Middle nominated Frank Parvln as Janitor of City hall. Mr. Altlck opposed the eloctlen or Mr.Parvin, or any ether per son te this position, en the ground that the office was an appointive one by the mayor; that the ordinance as adopted provided for the appointment of this officer and net his election, and that councils have no ap pointive power and that Mayer Edgerley considered the office aa one in his gift, for le appointed the present Janitor. Mr. Bradel, moved te lay the matter en the table. Mr. Frantz took the position that the office was an elective ene, the convention se de cided and Mr. Parvin was olected. Mr. Frantz offered a resolution returning thanks te Mayer Edgerley for the faithful manner in which he had discharged his duties as mayor for the past two years. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Cummlngs moved that the conven tion proceed te solect places of deposit for the city's fund. Mr. Frantz held that tills was ene of the features of the municipal bill declared un constitutional, and he did net bellove that any action of councils was binding upon the treasurer. Mr. Rlddle argued that If banks wero selected for the treasurer, and ene of them should fall, the treasurer's bondsmen would be relleved. Mr. Cummings withdrew his motion and no further action was taken by councils. The convention adjourned te meet at 11:15 te prepare for the inauguration of the mayor. INAUGURATION OF THE MAYOR. Councils reassembled in joint convention for the Inauguration of the mayor. After Presldent Leng had called the convention te order the election returns of the last city election wero read, showing the eloctlen of Rebert Clark as mayor. Messrs. Rlddle and Beardman were ap pointed as a committee te escort Mayer- elect Clark te the convention. This com mittee returned with Mayer Edgerley aud the mayor-elect, and the oath of office was admiulstered te the new mayor by Presi- MAYOR. dent Leng. He thou read -the following inaugural address: THE MESSAGE. Mayer Clark's Commiiulcatlea II oaring Upen Vital Subjects. Mlew Citizen and Members of titled and Com Cem Com vienOtuncili : ' In accordance with an unvarying custom I accompany the ceromeuy of this occasion with a brief statement of the principles which shall govern my oxercise of the du du tles of the executive office. The mayor of tiie city Is the organ of no elltlcal party and the servant of no special class er citi zens. His duties comprehend the impar tial enforcement of all the laws governing the municipality; and II .vlllbe my pleas ure te endeavor te se administer its affairs as te prometo the welfare and maintain the credit of the city, te eulmnce the host inter ests of all its citizens and te protect them in llieir rights. In this effort I iuvoke the cooperation of councils and the ferbeurance aud sympathy of ail my fellow citizens, re gardless of party affiliations. It is a preper subject for congratulation that the general administration of the city Government transferred se frequently rout ene party te another, In its different blanches, during the past twenty years has been se prudent, upon the whele, that the financial credit of Lancaster ranks with that of any city in the statu. The recent rcfundingef 810,),500 six percent, city lean with four per cent, bends, which met with offers of five times tbe amount asked, at a premium in some instances as high as three and eight-tenths nor cent., attest tbe confidence of the public in the present financial condition and future stability of the city. It Is net te be lest sight of that, besides the amount realized at ence as premium, the change from six te four per cent, interest effects a saving of $3,390 jer annum. Gradually, by regular and uninterrupted additions te the sinking fund, the city debt has been reduced until the last statement of the fiscal authorities showed the net funded outstanding debt te be 1520,054, with assets of tbe city net overestimated at some thing mero than a million dollars. The scrupulous maintenance and steady in crease of the sinking fund must be adhered tn. The policy of no permanent debts for temporary purposes, of no expenditures in exces of appropriations, and of Impost ing no obligations upon the city wltlieu, due authority of law previously obtained is the only safe one te fellow ; and the ex ecutive will ask councils and the citizens te stand by him In the resolute purpose te onferco these limitations upon all expendi tures and in every department. i ne taxauie valuation ei me property in the city as adjusted for 1890, remains at about the same figure as has marked the total assessment for years, notwithstanding the many valuable improvements made in the meantime. There will be no Justifica tion for a long time te come for making an advance In the present tax rate. But It Is well worth the attention of councils te con sider the complaints of inequalities in as sessment resulting from the present system of having a different assessor in each of the nine different wards. Thelr interests, viewB and judgments may differ se wldely as te require rigid revision by the finance committee, lest the same class of property in different parts of the city may be very unequally burdened with tixatien. Tbe appropriation the city for street purposes of 510,000, moneys derived from liquor licenses. Is an advantage net ilghtlv te be esteemed. The extraordinary fund thus secured without direct taxation, ought te be wisely applied te absolutely per manent street Improvements. If this were done the city would present within a com- Karatlvely short period that substantial and igbly improved appearance which greatly conduces te Its general prosperity. The few squares of durable pavement already laid are a great advance upon the former condition of the streets; but it is net fully assured that any system yet Introduced is unquestionably the best; and It will be only common prudence for councils te carefully investigate the many kinds of street paving in vogue before making fur ther contracts for this class of work. Ne one who is witness te the present deplor able, if net discreditable, condition of the streets In tniny parts of the city, especially In contemplation of the enormous eutlav efBtS.OOOdurinirthe last fiscal year, can 'a'i te be impressed with the idea that tliore has been some radical defect in the system of macadamizing and of repairs that ba prevailed sera, Tub search of councils for better piking material may be followed by geed results. An Inspection of Prlnce street, between German and Coneatega, will show that this square Is kept In exceptionally geed con dition. That circumsUnee ts largely due te the fact that the city has here been aided, both In maintenance and construction, by the liberality and Intelligent direction of a private citizen, Mr. S. 8. Spencer. That experience might be profitably used by the street authorities te aid them tn secur ing mere satisfactory results in ether parts erthe city. A turnpike read, well built In the first Instance, and diligently kept In repair, ought te afford a fairly geed street wherever the use Is net extraordinary severe Great and well deserved complaint exists that some portions of the city have long been deprived efa fair share of street ex penditures. The occasion for this griev ance should net continue; and It la earn estly recommended that councils adept some system of dividing the appropriations for street purposes se that each of the four quarters of the city receive a fair share, at least proportionate te the amount of tax It bears. With the oxtenslen of street railways, application of new motive pewer and the excluslve occupancy of many additional thoroughfares by private corporations, the necessity will increase for councils te Jealousy guard every new grant of power. The courts of the commonwealth have been very pronounced In declaring the authority of a municipality te rcgulate by reasonable ordinance the manner in which railway companies shall occupy and use Its streets. All public improvements and new con veniences ought te be eagerly welcomed, and corporate enterprise should net be checked nor hlndored by unreasonable ob structions and restrictions ; but the custo dians of public rights must net lightly surrender thorn te schemes of private pro fit. Second te no ether concern of officient city government is a cheap, abundant and pure water supply. Decided advances in this direction have been made during the last few years in the erection of the new pumping station, tbe enlarged supply main, and the drainage of the northeastern part of the city. The relief of the water con sumers from the muddy condition of the supply, which has been se frequent of late, must nave eariy attention, nuu some system of filtration is n net unrea sonable demand from the long suffer ing tax-payers. Within the near future, tee, means must be found te glve the water ronten en tbe hlghest ground within the city limits a mero certain Hew of water. Fer the present, and pending the settle- ment ei tue question ei new reservoirs, an enlargement of the mains In some of the euter parts of the city can be profitably ventured upon. A liberal expenditure In this direction will lie a wise ene. Experi ence has abundantly proved that tliore Is always a quick return te the city treasury from well-considered improvements in the water supply. It can only be by ample storage capacity and abundant facilities of supplying water that we can liope te offer manufacturers seeking location for new in dustries the inducements which ether cltles held out te them. Thesowerage system of the city, which has always been greatly superior te that of Lancaster's rank, should be steadily main tained and gradually extended. It stands closely related te the sanitary conditions of the city. A beard of health is a public necessity gonerally demanded, and I ven ture te urge upon councils llberal appro priations for its immediate establishment and continued maintenance The streets and alleys in most parts of the city are well lighted. Gradually the old-fashiertfed gasollne lamps have been superseded by gas and electric lights, ai d modern methods of general out-deer light ing must seen provide a complete system of illuminating even the alleys and re meter parts of the city. There Is no better protection from ci line, and no surer safe guard te person and property, than a copious supply of light. Whether the city is net paying tee dearly for what it receives, and the suggestion of applying the valuable power at the old water works te an electric plant, are considerations well worthy the serious attention of councils. Immediately upon the organization of the police ferce, regulations governing Its members will be communicated te thorn, and every appointne takes his place, with the distinct understanding that nogleet of duty or violation of erders, or any gross misconduct as a man or nn officer, will be followed by his imnfodiate dismissal. Fer thepurposeof police duty the prosent di visions of wards will net be regarded ; it Is manifestly unfair te ex poet some otlicers te patrol the large territory of such wards as the Sixth, Soventh, Eighth and Ninth, whlle ethers are confined te the few blocks in small wards like the First and Third. The duties and districts of the pa trolmen will be se asslgned as mero evenly te dlvide the labor of the officers and mere gonerally te afford protection te the citi zens of every section. Pelicemen will be expected te en ferce law and 'erder and te take cegnizance of all breachos of the poace and violations of the laws aud erdiuanccs ; they will net be required, howevor, te turn themselves into spies and Infermers, nor toceoperato with ilisroputable agencies In the employment of dlshotiable means, evon te presecute offenders. The incroase in the pay of patrolmen from $50 te $00 per mouth was made with the understanding that someof the perquisities formerly enjoyed by tbe city police wero te be cut oft ; and that the serving of subpasnas, pursuit of criminals eutside the city, and like con cerns apt te divert thorn from their ordi nary duties, should be left te the constables elected in the several wards. Under the incoming administration the police olllcers, en or off duty, will be expected te be at the exclusive and constant service of the city which employs and pays them. All fees earned by them must be turned Inte the city treasury, as was intended by the or dinance fixing their salaries. The paid tire dopartment Is no longer an experiment; its discipline and efficiency have been as well proved as the economy of the system. The location of an ambu lance at ene of the engine heases will meet a long felt demaid; the appliance being tbe gift of private generosity should be readily received and Uiken charge of by tbe fire department. A uniform dress for the city firemen ought te be established. The attention of councils may well be given te the previsions of the act of May 4th, 1889, enabling municipal authorities te regulate by ordinance the business of tran sient merchants. Under its terms councils may establish a license tax of net less than 2& and net mere than 9100 per month upon these who undertake the transient retail business for the sale of goods represented te he stock of bankrupts, riamaged I y fire and the like. Much lemplaint is made by permtnent residents of the Inroads upon regular trade by these sojourners, who have all the ad vantages and noneef the responsi bilities of estibllshed business men. The act referred te Is amnie authority for the on en actment of an ordlnance te meet the subject of this complaint. I take tuis occasion te return thanks te my predecessor in officeand te all members of the city government who have extended courtesies te me in the preparation for exercising the duties of thoexecutivochnir. I enter upon theso duties with great mis givings and with a profound stme of the responsibilities they entail ; but with an earnest purpose te discharge them con scientiously and te the best or my abilities, and with the sincere desire te merit and te receive tbe counsel and cooperation of all geed citizens. The address was received with applause and at the conskislen Mayer Clark, with ox-Mayer Edgerlty retired, te the mayor's office. THE I'OUrB AITOINTMKNTfl. After the adjournment of tbe convention select council assembled in their chamber. President Leng appointed Messrs. Rid dle, Wlse and Erisman as tbe committce en exeeutlve appointments. Mr. Rlddle presented the following mes sage from the mayor : Te the Honorable the Select Ouunelli I hereby remove from office the follow ing members of the police fo.ce : Chief, Edw. Smeltz. Sergeants, Henry Hartley and Henry M. Erisman. Policemen First ward, W. 8. Weaver, Jehn Flennsrd. See-en 1 ward, Gee. Cramer, M. S. Slgler. Third ward, Jehn Crawford, C. 1. Storm Sterm feUz. Fourth ward, Henry Sbertz, rblllp Olt, IiANCASTER, PA., MONDAY, Fifth wanl, Henry Lchr, Valentine Hoff Heff man. Sixth wanl, Jehn Samson, Dan'l a law. Seventh ward, Helster Mestonkep, Wm. Deen. Eighth want, Harry Gardner Jehn Stumpf. Ninth ward, Jacob Beas, Goe. Myers. 1 appoint and rospect fully reqnest the ap proval by the select council of the follow ing persons aa members of the polleo force; Chief, Gee. M. Roraer. Sergeants, Charlea E. Broemo and Frank Fritach. Policemen : First ward, William Schou Scheu Schou renbrand. Second ward, Geerge W. Snyder. Third ward, Frank Hegoner. Fourth ward, Charles Ehler. Sixth ward, Fred. Klaeman. Seventh ward, William Derwart. Eighth ward, Bernard Snyder. Ninth ward, James Burns. By the prevision of the city chatter It Is directed that tbe mayor shall nominate and by and with the advlce and consent of the select council appoint the constables and watchmen of the city, and that the mayor shall select the said censtables from the nine ward censtables olected in thelr re spective wards, and a like prevision, mak ing the constables a part of the police force, Is contained in the onllnanre of January 22, 1808, and the resolution or June ft, 187 A The later ordlnance of November 2, 1887, providing for the organization of the police ferce, however, contemplate that the en tire force shall be selected outside of the censtables. I am constrained therefore te nomlnate te your honorable body the fol lowing porsens.eloctod at the last city elec tion, te be constables In the soveral wards: First ward, Allen G. Pvle. Second ward, William Price. Third ward, Thes. H. Faust Fourth wanl, Andrew Elcheltz. Fifth wanl, Geerge Ycialev, jr. Sixth ward, Edward Shubroeks. Seventh ward, Jehn Morringer. Eighth ward, Jehn Roehrlch. Ninth ward, U. A. Nehr. I de not,hewover,;ask the concurrence of select councils hi the appointment of these constables as members of the police ferce. It is net desl ruble that tliny should become such. They wero elected with the under standing en all sldes that the precedent of last year would be followed and that they would net bocemo monibers of the city police. Thelr duties are different from theso of the regular city officers, and te have a ferce with divided responsibility creates confusion, lack of discipline and weakens the city gevernment in a most Important department. I respectfully ro re ro questthat your honerablo body refnse te confirm the said censtables. A'ery respectfully, Reiikut Cf.AIlK, Mayer. k':'.'A UEO. M. BOnOER, CHIEF OP TOLICK. Mr. Rlddle moved that select council ap ap ap prove of the removal of the chlef, two ser geants and eighteen policeinon, and the motion was adepted. Mr. Riddje moved that the chlef, two sorgeants and nlne policemen be con cen con flrmed. This motion was adepted. Mr. Rlddle moved that the quostlen of confirming the constables be rcforred te the committeo en exeeutlve appointments. The motion was adopted. The committeo rotired and in a few moments submitted a unanimous repert In favor of rejecting the censtables. In support of tbe repert Mr. Rlddle said he desired te submit a few remarks from a standpoint net associated with politics. A year age Mayer Edgerley represented te the speaker that the only way te have an officient police ferce was te place the un divided responsibility en the mayor. He was aware that the act of assembly required the mayor te send te councils the names of the censtables. A year age this branch established a procedent In rejecting the censtables and holding tbe mayor respon sible. If councils say who shall be a pait of the ferce, the mayor can say, In case of an inofficient ferce, that the councils are re sponsible He knew that there is a feeling among Interested parties te stick closer te party organization, Tliore is a tlme te play politics -and a tlme te play it for the best interests of the city. If seme of the peeple se busy te-day in having tiie censtables confirmed had manifested half the zeal at the February eloctlen tliore would be differeut names before this body for policemen. The truth Is that tbe leaves and fishes have gene te the ofher slde and he did net want te take the crumbs. He proposed letting the mtynr appe'nt his whele force and then held him respon sible. He was net personally acquainted with the appointees. He belioved that he who sorves the city best serves ills party best and he felt the best interests of the city dopends upon the rejection of the con stables. The motion te reject the censtables was adopted by unanimous vete. Mr. Rlddle then presented the following message from tiie mayor : Te the Honorable the Select Qsunell . I appoint and respectfully ask councils te confirm the following persons as police of the cltv of Lancaster : First Ward Henry Babel. Second Ward Jehn King. Third Ward-A. J. Keller. Fourth Wanl Leuis Sleber. Fifth Wanl Jacob F. ICautz. Sixth Ward Andrew Heldlg, Seventh Ward Lewis Heffman. Eighth Ward-Frank Kautz. Ninth Ward Geerge Brown. ReiiKitr Cluuc. Mayer. All the abeve appointments wero con firmed by a unanimous vete, and select council adjeurnal te meet en Wednesday evening. Te the ilemberief the J'ellee: Tbe following rules and regulations are announced for the government of' the pelice: 1. The members of the polleo ferce will be divided into two shifts, and will be as signed te duty in such districts aud at such hours as may be erdered from tlme te time by the chief. Members of the force must be prepared at all times te act immediately upon notice of their services being required. 2. Ne officer will leave his pest, substi tute another officer or any porseu in his stead without permission from the chlef. Ne officer wilt leave (he city without per mission nor without n satisfactory substi tute being uppelnted bv the chief, 3. Officers are forbidden whlle en duty drinking any kind of intoxicating liquor or enteriug any place where liquor is sold, except in the immediate performance of official duty; and the frequenting of saloons or taverns, intemperance, lewd ness, neglect te pay indebtedness con tracted while a member of the force, or any ether personal misconduct, while nn or off duty, will be punished by immediate dis missal from the force. 4. Officer must report all violations of ordinances, defect of streets or light, BaKBSumjjsWkgaaB MjMjfrtfetASI MP BBBuuir3&BBBkKaw MfBfBfBfBa. 'BmCbSBBBBBBk APltlL 7, 1890. nuisance and ether objects of public con cern that ceme te thelr notice. ft. Officers en duty must wear thelr uni form and display their badge, oxcept with sieclal permission, and must glve their name and number upon application. 0. All fees and costs earned or drawn by members of the ferce shall be paid at ence Inte the city treasury. 7. The chief of police will be exported te carry these erders Inte effect, te make regulations for the station house and te enferce discipline. 8. Violations of any of theso rules will be punished with dismissal from the force. AT THE STATION HOUSE. The Old Officers Leaving aud the New One doing in. This morning there was but ene ledger in the station heuse for the mayor, and he was discharged, se that no hearing was held. The station house presented a rather lonely appearance. Tbe majority of the old policemen were about at Intervals du du Ingthe forenoon, but net mero than a ceuple of them wero uniforms. They had all given up the idea of being officers any longer and they morely dropped In te say geed-bye and turn In thelr badges, keys. whistles, Ae, that belenged te the city. Theso were kept by tbe chlef of pollce, who romalned en duty until his successor took posses sion at 1 o'clock. While some of the old pollce officers have already socured geed positions, there are ethers who have no Idea what they will de In the future They have all been preparing thoinselvos for the change of te-day and at the roll call en Saturday evening Officer Beas made a ploaaent little speech In which he told the boys of bis future plans and advised all te keep cool and let their hair grew. Chief Smeltz rotired from the pollce de partment te take charge of the streets and tllO INTEM.IOENCKH WisllOK llllB, AS Well S the ether retiring olllcers, lets of luck. The chlef he Always been kind and courteous tithe nowspaper men. Nothing seemed tee much trouble for him te de In order te assist the reporters, and he has made ene of the best of officers. The members of the old police ferce, taking thorn as a whele, were a geed jelly crowd of men and they will probably be able te secure situations without much treuble. THE NEW OFI'ICKRK. After the pollce officers had been con firmed by select council the new chlef and the first nlne men went te the s tot ion heuse where they appeared in brand new uni forms, with blue siugle-breasted frock coats, and the latest style whlle holmet hats. Ex-chief Smeltz received them In a very cordial manner, and the men then formed in line and marched te the mayor's office, whero Mayer Clark was In posses sion. They were all sworn In and at ence went en duty.- The chief and sorgeants of lelice will have clothing like the patrol men, but will have caps instead of bat. The mayor lias appointed William But ler, a colored man, turnkey at the station house, and he will be uniformed In a style much like the pollce officers. The market master will be Henry Hchmltt, who ha been secretary of the Mionnerchor. He w 111 also be uniformed. A Flne Dinner. After the council meeting had adjourned, shortly before ene o'cleek, the mombers of both branches, with a number of invited guests, were Invited te Cormeuy's Central botel, whero they were glveu nn elegant set out by the new city officials. A large table had been spread and at ene end sat Mayer Clark, while big, geed-natured Clerk of Common Council David L. Boen did geed work at the ethor end. The ttlnner was all that could be desired and everybedy was pleased with it te the end. List of Unclaimed Let tern. List of letters advertlsad at the postelllco at Lancaster, 1., April 7, lljlK). Free do de llvery : Ludles' List. Mrs. Annle Raurlunan, Miss Lily Rruhaker, Mrs. Cehen, Mrs. E. Hiestanu, Miss Llzsrie Jackhen, Mrs. Ben jamin Leidy, Mrs. Sephle Llnard, Miss A. Blanche Mower. Miss Mary Hchletthauer. Crii' List, Win. R. Baker, Jas. W. Barker, J. Bassler, W. C. Coepor, Dlbert Brethers, Hermau Foerster, Jas. H. Hardy, C. A. Hawk, Gnorge H. Kendig. D. Mutt Mutt Mutt holsbeugh, (3), Win. Rocliew, Uoergo P. Smltd, Jehn S. Twells, Rev. B. O. Weldor. Richard Weeds. Fourth Class Matter, Geerge U row no, Harry 11. Urn baker, Rev. Charles Kenny, Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin, Mrs. Red eca Melio, Miss Clara Wllhlde. WcHtmlnster Prosbytery. WRIOIITSVIM.K, April 7. Woslminster prosbytery, comesed principally of the Presbyterian churches of Yerk and Lan caster county, will conveue In the Presby terian church at Wrlghtsvllle, this evening. The retiring moderator, Rev. T. L. Spring er, of Yerk county, will preach the opening sermon. Tbe sessions will continue Tues day and Wednesday. Te-morrow evening tbe prosbytery will visit Yerk te attend the anniversary exercises of Rey Dr. Nlles, ia the First Presbyterian church. Said te He Iiuiorrliflble. Geerge Shay, of the Sixlh wanl, has com plained against ids daughter, Emma, for being incorrigible. She is held for a hoar hear lug before Aldertuan Hulbech, after which the court will hear testimony, with a view of sending her te tbe Heuse of Refuge. Will Net Accept. Dr. II. F. Kbermau, who was aptielutcd one of the examining physicians of the Pennsylvania Railroad Relief association, his decided net te accept the position. Treuble Ovwr a Dead Cat. On Sunday night tliore was quite a row betwoen members of different Russian families en Middle street. The children of oneef the let secured a big dead cat some where and was dragging it around the streets. This disgusted some of the neigh bors, who tried te prevent it. In a few moments a number of the Russians were engaged In a war of words and all became 'very disorderly. Severul blows wero also struck, but tliere were no arrests. A Conductor Mek. Charles Jotfries, the well known conduc tor, who runs the train betwoen Columbia and Lancaster every ether day, is confined te his home through sickness, as he has net been feeling well forseiuo tlme. Frank Michael is filling his place. IIe was Looked up. Charles Roden has been bold by Alder man Del let te answer a charge of drunken and disorderly conduct. The complainant is Frank Reynolds, who says that Red en is under the Impression that he, (Reynolds), has his chickens, and every time be gets drunk becomes te bis heuse. On Satur day he visited tbe beuse and abused Rey nolds' wife and children, se he was locked up. Charged With Larceny. Isaac Ryan, real estate agent, has sued Geerge W. isiiudy, a rag picker, for lar ceny. Mr. Ryan levied upon Tsliudy's household goods for rout aud the latter re moved them very quietly. Alderman Hersbey will dispose of tbe suit. Made Assignments. Benjamin K. Smoker, of Leacock, made an assignment te-day for the benefit of creditors te Christian .. Beiler and Jehn B. Smoker, of the same township. Michael Smeker, of the same tewnbklp, haiuaigned te Jacob Z, Belle r. TOO MANY WATCHHS And Toe Utile, cnsli Mude Trouble Fer a Club Company. On Saturday suit was brought In Phila delphia against the Koysleuo Watch Club company, of that city, te recover II,7SS.20, leaned en flftoen notes. Of theje notes thlrteen aggregating fVll,ll5 are held by the Farmers' National bank or Lancaster, aud two amounting te 10,213.20 are held by the Diamond State Lean company of Wilmington, Delaware. .The bank and ihe lean company sue for Ihose notes, and the Farmers' bank also sues the Keystone Standard Watch company, of Lancaster, as endon-ers en fourteen of theso flftoen notes te the amount or ;3fi,3tt5. The Dia mond State Lean company also sued Atkin son Bres., doalers In walcliei, as security en two notes for $10,253.20. The Farmers' bank also sued Atkinson Bres, for (21,010 a security en elght of the thirteen notes aggregating $33,155. The Atkinsons new own the controlling Interest in the watch factory In this city. Tbe stock holders of the Club company are mostly Phllndelplilans, and Dr. W. 11. Pancoast Is president. Officials of the Farmers' bank wero scen this morning by an Intklmekncku re re ro pertor and said that they expected te re cover the full amount of the leans. The Lancaster company made the works of watches. The cases wero made In Now New ark, N, J. After starting up the plant sev sev sov oral years age it became nocessary te find a market for the product of the new factory and the club company Idea was started. The plan was te soil watches In clubs en the installment plan. After a club is formed eadi inomber contributes a certalu sum, When It is sufficient te pay for a watch the mombers of the club draw lets for the flrn watch. Each koeps en paying his weekly assessment until all nre supplied with watches, ossesslen of each watch being given In turn by let. The last man does net get his watch until he has paid his full assessment for his timeploce while the ethers ceme Inte possession of thorn before their lull assessments are paid. Agende have been established, with Philadelphia as ihe headquarters, In nearly every city In the country from Matne te California. On the basis of sales the busi ness Is said te have bqen very profitable. The manufacturing company, howevor, did net shut down, and the Club company has had a surplus of unconvertible stock en hand and has been unable te meet its netes, The amount of stocklnew In the Club com pany's possession In Philadelphia or thelr agencles In nearly overy leading city at the Unlted States amounts te 9350,000, and It Is said that If It was sold at Its actual value would net only pny the liabilities In full, but would also pay the stockholders In full. THE 8WOItl JMtAWX. Ex-Keiiiitei-M Lee and Fmery Opposing Henk tjimy and his Candidate. Charges Against Delnmnter, At a big publle meeting held In Brad ford, Pa., en Friday night, which was ad dressed by ex-Stato Souaters J. W. Lee and Lewls Emery, seme very direct and dam aging charge wero maue against Senater Delaniater, Quay's candldate for governor. Senater Emery declared that nelther he nor his frieuds would support Delamater If he wero noiulnated. He declared that Dolamaler's nomination Is practically as sured by political trickery. Charging that Cambria county had been stolen from Hastings, he uoelarcd that Wayne had been taken from Osberna by Jugglery, and that Monteoth was te be beaten, ff posslble, in Pittsburg by the same means, lie then fireceeds boldly te charge that Dolamater ia purchased every political position that he has ever held. He said, among ether things: " Dolamuter'H ceurse in the Honate was In strict keeping with the reputation he had established lnthoielillcs of his county. The peeple of the oil country petitioned him by tue thousands te vete with thorn en the Bllllngsley bill, but in answer he raised hi hand and volce Against them and helped todefeatlt. Tliogranger tax bill, known as Senate bill Ne. 10, was demand ed by the tbe farmers all evor the state. It is charged that he pledged thorn that he would sup port that bill. When the trying hour came he was found again arrayed against the peeple."! In conclusion Senater Emery said : " 1 charge this man with the critnes he has committed. " I charge that he purchased his election te the Senate of this state In 1880; that he directly bribed rltlrens of Crawford county te vete for him at the general election, and that when a memorial bad been contem plated, te be prosented te the Honate of the state, te prevent him from taking tbe natli of office, he paid large sums of money for the suppression of the said momerlal. "I cli urge that he did take the eatli of office.thereby committing the crlme against the geed imine and the sUtutes of the com monwealth. " I charge also that during his "'re In the Senate he attompted te alter a public" roeord by framing a conferouco report en a bill before it had been preperly considered, centary te all rules and practice, and sign ing or having had signed the names of alleged mombers of the committeo, and In se doing offended the dignity of the Legis lature and the law of the commonwealth. " I make these charges without fear of contradiction, and court an action at law, wlioreby, I may set my proofs before the ieople. " ASSISTANT HKCltKTAItV OP WAR. General Lewls A. (Jniiit Nominated His Win Recerd. The president has nominated General Lewis A. Grant, of Minneapolis, for assist ant secretary of war. General Hastings had been talked of for this ositleu and Grant's nomination was u surprise. He was bred a lawyer and at the breaking out of the war was a partner in ene of the lead ing law firms of Vermont. General Grant entered the army as major of the Fifth Ver mont reirlinent. He arese bv reirular nre- motions te tbe rank of brigadier geueral,' and commanded the se-called " ormeut Brigade" te the clese of the war. This brigade was well known as ene of the best fighting brigades of Sedgwick's corps, and General Grant's record of hard service is said te be second te nene. He received the brevet rank of major general October 1(1, 1851, " for gallant aud meritor ious sorvlces in the campaign bofero Rich mond, Va., and in the Shenandoah Valley." He wasapjiolnted in 1800, upon the re commendation of General U. S. Grant, lieutenant colonel of the Thirty-sixth In fantry, U. S. A., but declined. Since the clese of the war he has been successfully engaged In business first at Des Moines, Iowa, und then at Minneapolis. His apiMOintment wus recommended by the Muilioseta benaters. New Chairs Fer tbe Opera Heuso. L. C. Eby, representing the Andrews Manufacturing' company of New Yerk, closed a contract en Saturday afternoon with B. Yecker for the refurnishing of the epera bouse, with chairs for the parquet. The chair contracted for has all the mod ern Improvements. It is a chair with automatic back, and the iiuprovuments consist of a hat rack, feet rest, hat protector and umbrella aud coat rack. It will re quire 330 of theso chairs for tbe parquet. They will be ready for delivery by the middle of August, and will add te the con venience of the patrons of the epera bouse. A Team Struck Hy a Train. On Saturday evenlng a two iiorse team belonging te Thuma Brethers' coal yard was being driven across the railroad track at the Hollewwaro works In Marietta. An engine and caboeso came along and when the drlver saw It the horses wero en the track. He succeeded in pulling them back sufficiently te save their lives. The engine struck tbe end of the tengue, break ing It completely off'. One of the liorses was knocked down aud the liaruess wa very badly tern. PRICE TWO CENTS. m j- THOUSANDS STRIKE. nui hie. IMIIM MBTJUHfiaS )K tllClMta tn , .,.. .. LEAVE THEIR TOU. They Are Fighting Fer Eight Hours a lay and Forty ICents aa Heur. Til en-Unionists Jein Them, Chicago, April?. The carpenter' strit uiiv ,.im.u mis mumiug, according te pre-ij hi iiiuiu. iv is uaumaicu inat betwe e,uw aim e,uuu men ere out. ii Tbe carpenter work en nearlv alt r iiLe large Jeb has been brought te a sUndstlU..! e trouble has been reported from aayl quarter se iar. . vj The strike Is for eight hour a a dav't'l work will, nini.il. in .i. . ., -.... .. .... ....Qv.. . ,v . r uuiir. vft a great many non-union men quit work? out ei sympaiuy with the union bretbrear aim it waa claimed that most of the would Jein the Carpenters' Union. " We are well organized, have' plenty muuey anu win reaiee a tight te the ditch," said Secretary Heward. "Bm are coming In rapidly from all evar city and be far as we knew there Is net at union carponter at work. In fact balldlnf ' oneratlnns limn been nraetfnallv .....tn 'b::: ,. l r; .:. x.'T'-f: 0iiuiuuii,y duum, ei me iuaster uer penters, said that se far as he could tali about all the union carpenter Intheeilf had left their tools. - " We shall net attempt te at once raua work with the help of the non-union mm,i saui ue, - out win wait until our Teura day meeting bofero doing anything deeW slve." ,sfr Many of the musnns and bricklayer wU were ai wnrK en building have been or polled te lay off, bocause of the carpenl work en various structures being at siaimsiiii, ,,j(- Aiiogemor me paralysis of bull operations in Chicago is te-day at li complete. ' m i Fatal Quarrel of nival Levers. Hknukiuen. Ky Aerll 7 Thl cltv i thrown into a state of excitement last av Ing evor an eltoreatlen between two ye men, which resulted In murder. Jaines Well, a 10-year-old boy, r.ugene corneii, probably two -y his sonler, have been paying at tleu te the same young Last evenlng they met en the street , began quarrelling, which seen Jed;1; blows. Cernell picked up a barrel and struck Well en the head. The drew a revolver, when Cernell turned ran for his life. Well gave ebaae, l lireti two or three times, one shot effect and causing Cernell' death.' TKLKUIIAI'IHO TAPS. Fire in Merso's livery stable, lu Chfc suflbcated 13 horaes and destroyed 16 1 , US- 1MUB, 91,UUV, , Canada offer te guarantee the I en (3,000,000 of Winnipeg A HudaettJ Railroad company bend for the lien of that railroad. J. S. Morgan, of Drexel, Morgan A I 1 se III In Europe that he 1 net exi te recover. ...V Hllcett, the embezzler, wa capturald reruunu, Oregon, according .te a rep l. JvOUlS. s The annual egg-roll Ing festival eei I White Heuso lawn wa te-day enjoyed $ thousands of children, -';' '3 Mr. Fayne' bill te build a ship 4 areunu Niagara fans as been Ave reported te the Heuse. ?, . Mayer Carrell, .Democrat, in hi m Irs fit A nnnnnlla rf ITiuluibijia JkT f " V uMwr, . , clarcs that liquor saloons must cleM i Sunday. Under the Republican tuey wero net disturbed, f A bill, giving Mr. Bella T. 8. .daughter of the late Admiral Charles! art and motber of Charles Stewart Par a ponslen of $50 per month, has been fav ablv ronertod te the Ileuan. '? Tbe amount of the legislative, exeeatj ana judicial appropriations aggregate Oil,0il. ;- . A Quarter Millien Defalcation,.;- jnew venic, April 7. The failure Geerge K. Sistare iV-Sens, bankers brokers, has Just been announced On stock oxchange. It Is reported that is a defalcation In the firm te the of 1250,000. Tiie firm is ene of the meat premt the street. A member of tbe firm failure was caused by a heavy del in tneir rnuaueipuia eince. j. . 'A- fi WEATHBtt FORECAST. I WAWHNQTOir, D. c, April T, rei nastern t.-"vivaniat ; I 'and stationary tempeia. and warmer Tuesday, varlable wlndv?,3 -?, iumi uau metes. -', 'J he Saturday games of ball resulted ims: l'liuaueipnia i, Athietle lj Pell pma ir. J-.) r uiunianuse: liar U, Mets. I); Rochester 22, Wllmintal New Yerk 11, Yulett; Baltimore M, U vorsnye; i.emgii u. u. or v.e: Mr (L.1 4. Rroek1viH..) I - Louisville ft. I cinnatlu; Cleveland (P. L.) 8, Chicago 1 I) 7. -ST Geerge Goedhart, mauager of the Ac club, will soeu have a full new nine! this city. He has Just slgned Mea Cress, formerly of the Yerk team, wb)1 said te be a fine liillelder. Zfii " whiiey" uiusen, who win aoeat the catching for the Alteena club, leave for that place te-morrow morning! j:z. Catcher Goedhart, late of the team, will likely sign here. (r.fc Theodere DInkleberg and wife, of Xf Yerk, are visiting Mr. Dlnkleberg aic ""r"?.:'.1';.. . - . . sirs T nmiL nr Ant Jjt.t .Mrs. j.iizauetu aueaner, ei Je Heights, has ceme te Lancaster en a te Christian Slieaffnr- Mrs. Jehn T. Hauf.'of Mlddletewg J liore te visit her father-in-law, Hiuf. 4Ptf - s. Tl ...! Vvt..a ,1a. S1nin.a- Harry Qiiluti, a drunken man who his home Is in Columbia, but who very much like a bum, wa arrestee Saturday evenlng by Constable after he bad been fired from saloons. He will be beard before man Halbach'wben he gets Inte cesdlf. A Ifou.e Dumuged by Fire. "A At neon te-day a II re alarm waa ) from box 18, at Queen and Clay ? The flre origlnated in IheupstiW Lucy Hunter's heuse in Faegleyr k reef and upper iart of the but badly burned, Next deer te M1"-"" lived Neil Jacksen, aud his he b- v Is owned by Jehn Faegley, damaged. Mrs. Hunter Is lusured Girard ueniiany and Mr. Faegley insured. i& ia Drought from Ifarrlsbag. Jerry Duugau was brought te this morning from HarrUburg by ble Price. He was only released fraea son there after having served a ter embezzlement. Hei anted bejbrt man Halbach te answer the charge e,I pretense preferred by L, H. CampfeeiV delault of ball lie was ocuneattted w leg, i.i 5i7P if v ""ft--- ! -fVjtv, A?, e V y. w4- ;, "' T.