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14111,PENDENT AND PROORENSIVE
LANCASTER CITY, YA.
PRIDAt APRIL 30,1888
Booncrmy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Public
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Iffeetkig of the Union Republican County
The members of the Union Republican
County Committee will meet in the Orphans'
Court Room in the City of Lancaster, on
MONDAY, MAY 10th, at 1134 o'clock.
Punctual attendance is requested as busi
ness of importance will come before the
meeting. MAR TIN B. FRY,
The editors of the Lancaster Intelligen
cer say that they "used to think that the
negro was not as good as we (the said edi
tors) are. How very much mistaken
people are sometimes.
The Lebanon Courier says that "it is
about time Brigham Young's immoral and
dsgraceful policy was squelched." That's
so. The Republican party, at its first
National Convention, declared itself op
posed to those " twin relics of barbarism,
prolygamy and slavery." The latter. no
longer stains our national escutcheon or
gives our Republican institutions the ap
pearance of a miserable farce, but our
civilization is shamed by Brigham's iniqui
tous system of polygamy. Down with it.
On Tuesday next, May 4th, the School
Directors of Lancaster county, will meet
in Convention in the Court House, to elect
a County Superintendmt for three years.
We hope every Director will be present.
An effort is being made by a well-known
political trimmer to defeat our excellent
Superintendent, David Evans, Esq., who
by the independent and conscientious dis
charge of his duties has offended the indi
vidual ieferred to. We hope, for the sake
of the cause of education, he may not
The Spring elections in Indiana show
Large Republican gains in all parts of the
state. Some townships which went Dem
ocratic last year by large majorities are
now either Republican, or have been car
ried by the Democrats by very reduced
majorities. The Republican candidates
have been elected in nearly every town of
importance in the State, and the ag
gregate majority will reach nearly 30,000.
And this in spite of all the hue and cry
raised by the Democracy against the Suf
We notice that Asa Packer has author
ized the statement that he has not with
drawn as a candidate for the copperhead
nomination for Governor. The nomina
tion lies between him and George W. Cass,
of Pittsburg, both railway potentates, and
able to spend thousands to reach any
object they may have in view. They are
not Democratic in anything but the name.
Gen. McCandless, of Philadelphia, does
not make any headway. He is so unfor
tunate as to be, poor, and that is fatal to
anybody who aspires to run for Governor
on the Democratic ticket in Pennsylvania.
TRAITORS IN CARP!
Some rascally traitor belonging to the
Cl. A. R.; it appears, has disclosed the
great secret of the organization, to the
editors of the Lancaster Intelligencer ! Ac
cording to a long editorial in said paper,
on Wednesday last, the great secret Mili
tary Order of G. A. R., " which means
Grand Army of the Republic, designs "the
overthrow of the Republic and the estab
lishment of a monarchy in its stead!" An
emperor to rule this country—Copper
heads and all; newspapers to be suppress
et Church and State united; Education
affiy to be afforded to the priveleged few;
men, women and children, now free, to be
come serfs and slaves! Isn't it startling?
And all this to be brought about by the
0, A. R., and at the point of the bayorit
But where's the traitor and spy who
leaked out this great secret? Show us the
fellow who thus posted The Intelligence?
crowd! lie ought to be morganized with
out. mercy, and kicked out of town and
sent to the Legislature as a solemn warn
ing to .traitors for all time to come!
The necessity for great care in making
nominations for the Legislature next fall
is becoming every day more apparent.
The success of the Republican State ticket
depends greatly on the character of the
nominations made for members of the Leg
islature in the Republican counties of the
State, and a little plain talk on this sub
ject just now will do good. We notice
that in Philadelphia a Reform Club has
been started, as the nucleus of what is in
tended shall be a movement for securing
the correction of the intolerable abuses in
legislation at Harrisburg, "which have
grown to be perfect cancers on the body
politic." This movement is participated
in by members of both parties, and bids
fair to be very tbrmidable. The determin
ation is expressed to return to Harrisburg
no member of the House of 1569. It is
very evident that some such measure is
absolutely necessary to render the condi
tion of the people even tolerable, and abate
a nuisance which every year is growing
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We sincerely believe that the Republi
can organization is capable of redressing
every wrong under which the community
labors, and we urge the people to see to it
that none but wholly reliable men are
placed in nomination. Nothing short of
such a course will save the party from
crushing defeat. The disgust felt by the
community for the practices which cause
our legislature to be remembered only
with loathing, is almost universal. The
popular sentiment in this respect must be
respected. There are no overshadowing
issues now to favor the rigor of discipline
which formerly sufficed to give success to
the worst schemes of the worst of men.
What should chiefly animate Republicans
everywhere, is a determination to look the
matter squarely in the face, and go forward
resolutely to redress the evils of which
every class of our people so loudly and
justly complain. There is no other course
whereby success can be achieved at the
next election. No one pretending to have
a grain of foresight will close his eyes to
these things. No one with a particle of
sense or who is worthy of occupying a post
of influence, will hesitate for a moment to
accept the situation as we have described
it, and do his utmost to cause the action
of the Republican party to conform to it.
This is plain talk, to which those who engi
neer nominations should take heed, if
they have the welfare of the party and
the country at heart.
The Lockhavcn De mociat, edited by a
Simon-pure, out and out Ku-Klux "Dem
ocrat," named Difienbaugh, speaks in
plain english about Representative Mc-
Miller, a fellow-copperhead from Mont
gomery county. We publish the article
as a specimen of " Democratic' , logic:
" 0, for a Tongue to Curse the Slave--
We see by the proceedings of the Legisla
ture of Pennsylvania, that a man by the
name of Henry McMiller, one of the Re
presentatives from Montgomery county,
elected by the democracy, has basely be
trayed his party, treacherously and assas
sin-like stabbed - his friends, andlike a poor,
miserable, cowardly - 1 abandoned, God
forsaken, hell-deserving Judas, sold his
honor, surrendered his manhood, forfeit
ed his self-respect, seared his conscience,
and damned his soul by voting for Her
die's greenbacks to negative the bill re
pealing the infamous law which annihilat
ed the 29th Judicial District. May his
children hate and despise him—women
fear and tremble at his approach—honest
men keep their pocket-books safe when he
passes them everybody condemn and
loathe him—for he has proven to be a
charnel house of corruption—a sink of in
iquity—an ulcer full of poison a leech
without a drop of virtuous blood—a cess
pool full of unpleasant smells—a liar with
out brains—a villain without eapacityr—a
traitor without cause—an old withered-up
miscreant, who betrays the honest people
of Montgomery county and sells his
worthless hide to Peter Herdic for a few
dollars. Let him everywhere be branded
as a Judas, scoundrel, liar, traitor and
Without making much noise, the taking
of testimony in the Philadelphia contested
election cases has been going on for several
months before two examiners appointed
by the Court of Common Pleas, showing
the most scandalous and disgraceful frauds
on the part of the Democrats. The Ger
mantown Telegraph says that the work
has progressed so far that twenty-one hun
dred fraudulent rota have been proven,
enough even to throw out Mayor Fox and
install Tyndale. This carries all the other
offices with it. All this, too, without
throwing out any precincts, but it is pretty
certain that particular precincts, in which
the election was a farce, will be thrown
out. The villainy of copperheadism
knows no limit, but is sure to be exposed.
Justice will triumph. Speed the day!
Tun ODD FELLOWS of the United
States celebrated their semi-centennial an
niversary in Philadelphia, on Monday, by
impressive exercises at the Academy of
Music and a procession through the streets.
The procession was over two hours in
passing a given point, and is said to have
been one of the finest displays ever made
in that city. The ceremonies closed with
a grand ball at the Race Street Rink, in
the evening. The "Rink" had been ar
ranged to accommodate three hundred
seta of dancers.
A fire at Altoona, Pa., on the 16th inst.,
destroyed seventeen houses and several
stables. Loss $40,000.
SHARP AND DECISIVE.
The Express is after our distinguished I
(1) ex-representative, Dr. Gatchell with
hot poker. Read!
"It may be proper to mention, as a rare
specimen of unequalled effrontery, that Dr. '
Gatchell, who was the special champion of
the pasting and fblding swindle; who in
the bill got up by our court
house ring in regard to forfeited recogni
zances, which would have taken thousands
from the County Treasury for the benefit
of the District Attorney and a few other
grasping speculators; who dodged the vote
upon the proposition to increase the pay
of ,the members of the Legislature from
$lOOO to $l5OO for their three months ser
vices; who voted in favor of the new tax
bill to relieve railroad companies of their
taxes and make up the deficiency by a tax
upon spirits, coal and petroleum, to
collected by a fresh army of tax-lath- ..•
all over the State; who, as far as we are
aware, voted for every scandalous and
corrupt scheme, without exception, that
was launched upon the Legislature—this
roan has again announced himself as a
candidate for re-election. Well, if the peo
ple are prepared to sustain such a Repre
santative' we can only say that they have
less regard for the character ofold Lancas
ter county than we have believed, and
that they deserve to be swindled and rob
bed, and 'then laughed at for their stupidi
ty, by the man who has taken advantage
of it to feather his own nest." Jes so
ather Abrahaus'o Chip*
SARAN SNYDER, living near Slatington,
slept three days and three nights recently,
ONE of the churches .f Reading, is get
ting up an excursion to Central Park,
A Cincinnati Judge has decided that an
umbrella cannot be stolen, and that pos
session is sufficient evidence of ownership.
THE vote upon the nomination of Eben
ezer D. Bassett, colored, of Philadelphia,
who was confirmed by the Senate as Min
ster to Hayti, was 48 yeas to 5 nays.
ASA PACKER, contrary to what has
been stated, has not withdrawn from the
contest for the copperhead Gubernatorial
IT is said that lion. Winthrop W.
Ketchum has at last consented to be a
candidate for the Republican nomination
Tux rumors of Cabinet clutuges are
pronounced false, as neither Mr. Fish or
Mr. Boric have signified any intention of
No less than fourteen railway locomo
tives have exploded within the past seven
months in the United States, killing 29
persons outright, and severely wounding
a much larger number.
A Philadelphia merchant got drunk one
night last week, and found himself, in the
morning, in a dissecting room, having
been taken by a party of drunken students
for a stiff.
EASTON supports eighteen milk wagons,
and uses daily between three and four
thousand gallons of milk and—well, we
don't know how many hogsheads of wa
Dn. BENJAMIN Al ER, member of the
Georgia Legislature, was found dead ow
Friday, on the roadside near Louisville,
Georgia, having been shot through the
head, by "Democratic" kukiuxers.
ILLINOIS sends cheering accounts of the
Wheat crop. "More promising than ever
before known," are emphatic words, and
will have their effect upon prices in due
DESPATCHES from cities in Indiana and
Illinois report a terrible storm of bail and
rain as passing over those States on Mon
day week, causing considerable damage
to life and property.
LEGAL fees in Vincennes are not mu
nificent. A young advocate received two
pounds of feathers for his services in one
case, and a jug of peach brandy for his
defense of another.
STRAWBERRIES have been selling in
New York for some weeks at $lO a quart,
and some of the luxurious citizens, bless
ed with palates that relish the taste of sil
ver, have been enjoying them, literally
regardless of expense.
ON Sunday west Illinois was visited
with a most destructive tornado, doing
great damage throughout the State. Sev
eral lives were lost, and a number of bui
ings were blown down and totally
ON Wednesday the Legislature of Illi
nois paid a visit to the tomb of the late
President Lincoln, that day being the an
niversary of his assassination. Liberal
subscriptions were made to the Lindoln
HonAcx Gnmes.EY was appointed by
the President a Commissioner to examine
the Pacific Railroad, but he declined. The
duties of the office would occupy some
thirty days, and would not commence un
til August. Horace thinks it would not
A Pittsburg toper on being consigned to
the lock-up the other day, gave his name
as Abe Lincoln. On being told that be
must give his true name, and further
informed that the late Mr. Lincoln was
not addicted to drink, he said his name
was Andy Johnson, and he was positive
that party drank. He pastecd.
GEORGIA Democrats a short time since
decided in their State Legislature that
colored men should not hold office, and
ousted all the colored members from their
seats in that body. Gen. Grant takes a
different view, and has appointed a colored
man to be Assessor of Internal Revenue
in the Third District of that State.
CAIN MORRIS, the negro who was ar
rested recently, charged with ravishing
three white girls, was convicted at Cham
bersburg,Pa., last week, and sentenced to
solitary confinement in the Eastern Peni
tentiary for 35 years. The trial lasted
three hours, and the jury rendered the
verdict without leaving the box.
GENERAL GRANT, since his inaugura
tion as President, has made the following
appointments of colored men: Postmaster
at Columbia, S. C., worth $3,000 a year;
assessor of the first district of Louisiana,
worth $1,200 a year; two justices of the
peace in the District of Columbia, worth
$l,OOO ayear each; minister to Hayti,
worth $4,500 a year; minister and consul
to Liberia, worth $5,000 a year.
WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP.
[CULLED FROM VARIOUS SOURCIAS.]
" Before the Senate went intdprivate ses
sion on Thursday, Mr. Nye made a per
sonal explanation in reply to some recent
strictures of Senator Sprague,
criticised Sprague's course. Mr. Sprague
replied, and the debate was participated
in by other Senators. hate at night the
doe were reopened for a time, and Sena
tor Abbott, of North Carolina, had read
SOTO : ' 4,1P11 - .Darks of Mr. Sprague, in which
IdoalaVier used "a mongrel puppy-dog,"
en illustration. Mr. Abbott said he
intended to ask if the term "puppy')
-d to him, but as the Senator
Island had skulked out of the
he (Abbott) intended to "have
ion out of the Chamber." Mr.
er here rose to a point of order, and
:nators demanded that Mr. Ab-
gyp. his remarks. After
excited colloquy, Mr. Abbott said he
w a "dot a duelist," and did "not mean
that sort of thing,sf and the matter ended
The decapitating axe is swinging with
terrible rapidity in ,the various depart
ments. There is to be a thorough revision
of the credentials and antecedents of the
employees. Those who have always shift
ed with the wind, suddenly see squalls
ahead. Some few expert swimmers may
safely reach land, but the majority will
On the 16th the colored people turned
out en masse to celebrate the day of their
emancipation in this District. They de
light in parade and show, and especially
the few who act as officers see their names
in print with great satisfaction. They
have suffered enough in the last century
to justify a little enthusiasm in the present
time of jubilee.
A party composed of the elite of the
Salt Lake harems are in Washington. No
single man has two wives in the expedi
tion. Brigham Young has contributed
his favorite, whilst both of his two sons,
who help compose the party, have confined
themselves to one apiece. Two single
women arc added to this rare bouquet,
but whether "sealed" or otherwise is only
known to the "Prophet" pr the saints.
he` party is stopping near the corner of
d Fourteenth streets, under the pro
tecting care of Mr. Hooper, the Delegate
from Utah Territory. Just at the magic
hour when the light and darkness were
quarrelling for supremacy we might have
been found in the presence of one of our
own countrywomen, a woman born in the
great State of New York, educated, beauti
ful, elegantly attired. It was Lady Zobeide,
the seventieth double of Brigham Young.
What did it, matter? Though she is a rib
%privet his heart to-day, a woman with a
ruddier cheek may crowd her aside to
morrow. Woman, is she living, breath
ing, poised on the edge of such a frightful
precipice? Yee! but a woman with 1113
tire of life smouldering in the a shei—no
rollicking flame. A woman who would
leave a room colder for having passed
It appears that of the twenty-one Sena
tors who signed Mr. Pile's paper of recom
mendation for the Brazilian mission, five
voted for his rejection when President
Grant sent his nomination to the Senate.
This is not a matter to be laughed at.
These Senators ought to be ashamed of
I themselves for asking Grant to nominate
a man whom they themselves were unwil
lito sustain with their votes. And yet,
lifter this, Senators complain that
thl President oes not give sufficient heed
to their recommendations.
The vigorous efforts which have been
made for some days to get up a personal
encounter between Senators Sprague and
Abbot have all failed, owing to the inter
vention of several Senators, who consider
ed that the honor and dignity of the Sen
ate was being impaired by this wrangle.
Mr. Abbott wrote to Mr. Sprague, simply
asking if he meant to allude to him in his
remarks. Mr. Sprague answered that he
did not and Mr. Abbott then asked him
to consider his remarks as unsaid, and so
The President is greatly worn down
with the labors of the past two months,
and says he means to take things just as
easy as he can through the summer. Ile
talks about a visit North by and by, but
no arrangements have yet been made.
The President has learned of so many
cases in which he has been imposed upon,
and persuaded to make appointments of
persons either unfitted for the positions ",
obtained or having no claim to them, that
he has determined to cause all such cases
to be reviewed and corrected. The prob.
. •L , r a number of changes are ex-
President Grant himself' bears his
duties well, and wears his honors with
manly modesty. In appearance and man
ner there is a marked improvement. He
looks better and moves with more ease as
Pre4Went, thanshe did formerly when re
ceiving as General and hero of the war.
As President, nearly every interview must
assume more or less of a business aspect,
and this suits President Grant.
In dress, President Grant appears with
scrupulous neatness. He receives visitors
sitting at a desk and when they approach
ninl t he turns in his chair so as to have the
light behind him and in your Mee, into
which he looks while you are talking, with
a quiet steadiness that you must notice
while yet it does not' specially embarrass
you. lie hears what you have to say di
rectly bearing on your business, asking a
question if necessary, and dismisses
promptly. Most persons are pleased with
intirviews had with him.
Colored clerks are now an established
feature of department life in Washington.
The Caucasian Democracy of the Nasby
type, however hungry or dirty, will hence
fort we presume, avoid the public crib
n pull at the national hay with
blac ttle. Government officers, like
Government rations in war time, will now
be issued alike to all citizens, and c e black
man that can read and write stands as
good a chance as a white one. Heretofore,
under Democratic statesmanship, a white
Democrat who could neither 'read, write,
nor spell, was better qualified for the na
tional service than a black scholar.
TUB Chicago Poet is responsible for the
following: "It is malignantly charged that
Robert Johnson, son of the ex-President,
owed hideath to his own intemperance.
It was more likely the result of an acci
dent. The devil came for the old man,
and not finding him at home, took the
CliuSTllll COUNTY.—Willirkin Wheeler
haft been elected Superintendent of the
West Chester and Pluladelphia Railroad.
The body of a daughter of Mrs. Hauck,
twelve years old, was found in a milldam
near Moorestown, on Friday of last week.
Mrs. H. had severely chastised the girl on
the same day for some offense, and it is
supposed she committed suicide Eusi
bus Barnard, whilst on his way home
from Unionville, put his foot out over the
carriage, when the vehicle ran into a rut
and Mr. B.'s leg caught by the spokes of
the weeel, breaking it in two places
Two small children of William Steele, of
Treddyffrin, after eating a considerable
quantity of orange rind, commenced
vomiting which continued nntilthey died.
Physicians were unable to relieve them
The office of Graham & Son at Coatesville,
was entered by robbers on Thursday night
last week' and the safe blovFn open with
powder. ['hey only secured about $2O
On Saturday last Mrs. Weaver, residing
at West Chester, whilst going up stairs
became dizzy and fell backwards striking
her head on the steps, from the effects of
which she died in two hours The house
of John Worth, near Marshalton was
almost totally destroyed by fire on Monday
last. Most of the furniture was saved.
improvements going on at Sunbury, says
the American The people of Shamokin
have been considerably excited over a
poisoning case in that town. A young
girl, a g edfourteen, died on the 17th inst.
from t he effects of poison which it is sup
posed, was administered on the 27th ult.,
and between said date and the 30th five
other members of the family were similar
ly attacked, but recovered. A married
woman named Kate Ogden, who resided
in the same house has been arrested on
suspicion, and committed to the county
jail at Sunbury The old Methodist
Church property at Sunbury has been
sold to the Roman Catholics for $3OOO
Christian Young of Watsontown had the
fingers of his right hand cut off by a circu
lar saw one day last week.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY.—The hotel at
Pottstown, belonging to the estate of Dan
iel S. Daub, Was considerably damaged by
fire on Monday last week. John Yocum,
residing opposite the hotel discovered the
fire and ran out to give the alarm, and
whilst doiug so he fell down in a fit of ap
poplexy, was carried home and died in a
few minutes Matilda Swanger, of Potts
grove township, was arrested on a charge
of stealing $2B from a widow woman with
whom she had been living, in East Covat
try, Chester county. She confessed her
guilt and was sent to the Chester coun
ty jail for trial A mad dog passed
through Moreland one day last week.
biting a number of other dogs, hogs and
other animals. He also killed a turkey
gobbler on his route, and a Mrs. Buyer,
having previously cut herself in the finger
with a knife, imprudently handled the
dead turkey. It was feared the virus has
entered the blood. She was immediately
placed under medical treatment.
LUZERNE COUNTY.---OR Saturday, - be
fore last, Arthur McNallen was shot and
dangerously wounded by a man namel
Mclntire, at Pittston. Both drunk at the
time Wm. Loftus, employed on the
Railroad near Olyphant, was run over by
a train and had his right leg cut off'
The dwelling of I. J. We,steott, at Scott,
was destroyed by fire on Friday night,
with all its contents, including $350 in
money A large meeting of miners was
held at Hyde Park last week which was
addressed by Mr. Fincher. The object of
the meeting was to promote their interests
generally A new M. E. Church will be
dedicated at Shickshinny on Sunday the
9th of May.
YORK COUNTY.----The regular April
term of the court of Quarter Sessions,
commenced on Monday last, with a large
number of cases to be disposed of On
Monday morning last, Mr, Abraham Tay
lor was founddead, lying upon a settee in
the parlor of a hotel at York Terrace.
Cause—rum Wm. F. Stair, a sound
Republican, who was removed from the
Hanover ost Office by the Johnson ad
ministration, has just been appointed and
confirmed by the Senate The Northern
Central Railroad Company is now engag
ed in building a new bridge at Mt. Wolf
station Hanover is rapidly improving,
many new buildings have been commenced.
BEAKS COUNTY.—Elizabeth Quinn was
picked up in 6th street, Reading, a few
days ago, dead drnnk. A little child was
aside of her when found, which added very
much to the beauty of the scene Ac
cording to the Daily Eagle there are seven
teen Odd Fellow's Lodges in Berks county
.....JOhnHalticnian, aged 25 years, whilst
drunk. one day !!fkt - week ; fell into the
Schuylkill river, at Reading and drowned.
His body was found on Monday A
wild cat has been creating a sensation in
Windsor township, near the Blue Moun
tains Rev. Pennell Coombe, preached
two temperance sermons in the 4th et. M.
E. Church of Reading, last Sunday One
mile of the new Colebrookdale Railroad is
laid and the remainder of the work pro
greming rapidly The removal of bod
ies from the German Reformed grave yard,
at Sixth and Washington streets is pro
gressing. The property has become very
valuabla, and Will be disposed of for build
ings Daniel D. Snyder has been ap
pointed a Notary Public at Kauiziowil
.a...31e new anthracite blast furnace in
cattrbe of efeetion dear the Lebanon Valley
Railroad bridge, city of Reading, by
Messrs. Eiushong, Merklo & Co., will be
an extensive establishment of a capacity
to turn out 225 tons of iron per week.
DAUPHIN COUNTY.— A Methodist
Episcopal Camp Meeting will be held at
Lykenstown, to commence on the 12th of
August next Jacob Moyer, a prominent
citizen of Washington township, aged 64
years, died suddenly on Friday of last week
while sitting in a chair Lodge No. G6O,
I. 0. of 0. F. was instituted atllarrisburg
on Thursday evening last week The
dwelling of Messrs. Baxtresser & Bro., at
Middletown, was entered by a thief and a
set of valuable Airs stolen. The thief was
caught and the furs recovered Charles
F. Gracian got drunk, committed an as
sault and battery on Catherine Henkel, at
Harrisburg. Committed for trial The
firemen of Harrisburg are making exten
sive preparations for their parade to take
place on the 26th of May..... The fair held
at Harrisburg for the benefit of the A.. M.
E. Church, was attended with considerable
success The colored people of Harris
burg have a Lodge of G.. U. 0. of Odd
Fellows, a Lodge of A. Y. Masons and a
council of Good Samaritans.
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &c., &c., printed in the beat style and
at reasonable rates, at the FATHER ABRA
HAM Job Printing Office. Orders by mail
promptly attended to.
ITEMS : Colonel Samuel Shoch has present
ed to the Presbyterian church of Columbia, a
very handsome and costly pipe organ. The
organ is. now being put up in position in the
A middle aged man, named Charles H.
Miller, left his home at Wernersville, Berke
co., on Tuesday of last week, for Columbia,
this county. Since then nothing has been
heard of him.
A charter has been granted by the State
Legislature incorporating the Manheim Slate
Company, and work has again commenced
at the quarry.
TVs Western Union TalcsraPh Compan y
have have opened an ones is the Mean hotel build
ing, in this city. Entrance on South Queen
With the opening of spring, building is
commencing very extensively in Madheim.
Several new dwellings are going up.
John Frey, aged about eighteen years, son
of John Frey, of Ephrata township, had his
left hand crushed so badly by some machine
ry in his father's mill in Ephrata-twp., on last
Monday afternoon, that amputation was
The new market house in Columbia has
been completed at a cost of $17,000. The
annual revenue to be derived from the rent of
its stalls is $2,500.
The two-story frame machine shop and
foundry, and the dwelling houses of Wm.
Gall and Wm. Brimmer, in Millersville, were
destroyed by fire on Thursday morning of last
week. The firs originated in the foundry.
The loss is quite a heavy one, and is partially
covered by insurance in the Lancaster County
By an act of the General Assembly of
Pennsylvania, approved the 31st day of
March, 1869, a penalty of twenty -fire dollars
is imposed for the killing of any insectivorous
bird; one-half of this fine is to be paid to the
Mr. W. Harry Rauch, formerly of this city,
son of Mr. E. H. Ranch, Senior Editor of
Father Abraham, has been appointed one of
the Inspectors of Customs by Collector Hen
ry D. Moore, of the Port of Philadelphia.
The law requiring bread to be sold by woight
ought to be enforced in Lancaster. Our ba
kers are evidently not aware that the price of
wheat and flour has come down considerably.
On Sunday morning last a fire in Kitchen
town (not on the map, but is somewhere
iu the vicinity of Columbia) burned a
frame carpenter's shop belonging to Henry
Rupp. Loss from four to live hundred do:-
A stable belonging to Joseph Goshart, in
Clay township, was destroyed by fire one day
last week. A horse and hog perished in the
The old Bellevue Rouse, at Columbia, and
the stabling belonging to it in Walnut-st., to
gether with several other buildings on Front
et., are fast disappearing to make room for
the new depot of -the Penna. Railroad.
We had a Circus in Lancaster on Monday
last. Several pockets were picked in the eve
ning, Mr. A. S. Bard losing a valuable gold
watch, and Mr. John Weaver, of Rapho
township, a pocket book containing over
The many wheat fields surrounding our city,
now present a beautiful appearance in their
luxuriant livery of gorgeous green.
Gardening has commenced hereabouts—
and early vegetables will likely soon alleviate
the appetites of our citizens.
Any business is better than loafing, but it
is wonderful how so many hang a round the
corners and have nothing to do.
New mail routes have been established in
Lancaster county, and contracts awarded as
follows: Lancaster to Neffaville, Mr. Stoffer,
$175; Lancaster to Chestnut Level, John
Creamer, $766; Union Station to Cburchtown,
J. A. Styer, $299.
A young lady of this city, while crossing
Orange Street, at Shober's hotel, on Saturday
last, was knocked down by a passing buggx,
and was in imminent danger of fatal injury'.
The recklessness displayed by drivers of ve
hicles, in this city, is very reprehensible, and
it is wonderful that more accidents do not ac
A man was caught secreted in the house of
Mr. Joseph Hatay, in Marietta, on Monday
night of last week. He was arrested and
committed to prison.
E. D. 'loath has been appointed Deputy
Coroner for Marietta and vicinity, in place of
John Auxer, Esq., deceased.
Joseph Mulholland who was sent to prison
at January Sessions, for deserting and failing
to maintain his wife, was discharged by Judge
Hays, on Saturday last, on a arit of habeas
corpus. D. P. Rcsenmiller, Jr., Counsel for
The dwelling house of Joseph Goodell,
Prince-at., this city, was robbed on Thursday
afternoon last while the family were absent,
of a gold watch and chain and some money.
The following verdict was rendered in the
case of Mrs. Sella Evans, who was found
dead in bed last week, in Columbia: "By
hemorrhage and inflammation of the bowels,
produced by natural causes, but aggravated
by the use of intoxicating drinks."
A large number of Odd Fellows from this
city and county participated in the grand pro
cession of the Order, in Philadelphia, on
Monday last. Lancaster, Monterey, and
Rebel Lodges of this city, and Earl Lodge of
New Holland were represented—numbering
about 500 members.
An opposition Gas Company has been or
ganised at Harrisburg, and ground has been
purchased for erecting the works. This is
the secret of the reduction of the price of Gas
there. A similar organization in Lancaster
would produce a like result.
The congregation of the Union Presbyteri
an church, in Colerain township, this county,
are about erecting a new house of worship on
the site of the old building.
The fish market of this city has been quite
well supplied for several days i past, with shad,
herring, rock-fish, perch and trout.
'FIiB )L ii JcQnttnued
afternoon Barbi& N'eltiberger was tried on a
charge of Assault and Battery on Mary Ann
Horner, but although Mary Ann did get a
beating from Barbara, the Jury cleared her.
On Thursday morning the case of Henry
Hess, charged with manslaughter, by killing
Reuben kiregg, near the smelting works, in
Paradise township, was attached. In Novem
ber last the parties had a fight, both throw
ing stones and other missies at each other.
Hess threw a stone which took effect on the
head of Gregg, and killed him. They were
both under twenty-one, awl it appeared from
the testimony that they had not been on gocd
terms for some time, and that threats had
been made by both parties. The regular
panel was exhausted after eleven jurors had
been obtained, and a special venire was order
ed. Oa the return of the venire th► twelf Is
juror was obtained. The testimony was then
heard, and the case given to the jury, after
the arguments of counsel and charge of the
Court, who in a short time returned a verdict
of not guilty.
On Friday morning a verdict of not guilty
and County for costs, was taken in the case
John Trestle, indicted for perjury.
Henry B. Brenizer was found guilty of steal
ing a horse blanket from the Leopard hotel,
of this city, and buffalo robe from our good
natured friend John Brady, of Millersville,
and sent up to the brown stone castle for six
Addison A. Bowe was charged with em
bezzlement, He was an agent of the Dela
ware Mat zal Life Insuranoe Company, and