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II ja4tt braani. ,p t 4 ,10 1 .4, a *era:WIVE LANCASTER CITY, eA. PRTDAY, MAY 7,1969. peoskenty, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection of the *avenue and Payment of the Public ID•hit.-4"an.f. Reethur of the Union Republican County Committee. The members of the Union Republican County Ocemnittee will meet in the Orphans' Court Room in the City of Lancaster, on MONDAY, MAY lOth, at 113 o'clock. Punctual attendance is requested as busi ness of importance will come before the nesting. MARTIN S. FRY, BIGHT I Ex-Gov. Pollock, Director of the 1.7. S. Mint, at Philadelphia, who was compelled to resign on the advent of Johnsonism, in 1866, and who has been appointed to his old position by Gen. Grant, has issued an orate to the employees, that all whose ap pointments date since October, 1866, may consider themselves discharged. Right— hi, tiAan again Ig - y'r7Tr(7ll Gem Lee, in his interview with General Grant, habrmed the President that he did ea look upon the adoption of the fifteenth onmodasent with such forebodings as had best doom by leading men North and Smith. The fact is that it is only your iferthern dough-face copperhead that rakes all the hullabaloo over the "nigger" —the. Lancaster Intelligencer and sick. }'!l'~¢ Doiing the late Gould-Vanderbilt war, in the New York Legislature, the Erie and Centre/ both sought, the services of aroeur-legishitor from the Western portion of that State in the lobby. He contracted witleboth parties, afihbly pocketed seven ty thousand dollars from the one, and one hundred thousand from the other, and in stead of paying over the cash to its legiti mate owners, the Senators and Assembly men of the Empire State, left for the South with it between two days. There is much perturbation in legislative and railroad circles. New York is ahead, as far as heard from It even beats Pennsylvania! l 4 On Monday last, General W. W. Irwin retlrp from the office of State Treasurer, the duties of which he has discharged -with great faithfulness and acceptance. He retires with the good wishes of all who bad business transactions in his de partment. He leaves to his successor, It. W. ilLackey, the large balance of $1,135,- 1.34.211. [lf the proposition of Senator DUlingildt bad been adopted by the Leg islature, nearly that amount of the public indebtedness Might be paid, thus saving thousands of dollars to the people. But that wouldn't pay the speculators.] With thaseibreammt of General Irwin, M. H. Taggart, "Seq., of this cotinty, the able sal ediflbmt colihter of the Treasury, va cs*" his plate. Where Mr. Taggart is so Well known, as he is at home, it is idle to say anitking in his commendation. He was 'a courteous and efficient officer, and Lie *mince from the position he has so la* and worthily filled will be deeply re gretted Thomas. Nicholson, Esq., the c„" .succeeds him, and will, we doulWbak,aflit4bs.plate ably and well, as he bandana beftwe. GRAIIPTING MOLT. The re-election of David Evans, Esq., as Ossaty Superintendent, by the Conven time( &heel Directors, en Monday last, was it peat triumph over the arch politi cal ;k...,er—the chief of the Thugs 000E. ihulaker. He did his last beet, and.did it well.too; but the machine did not work as he expected. His boast that he had "set up" the Democrats against Mr. .. to the great credit of that portion of n Democratic party who had too isash seltreepeet to go with the ar nsailleasot; did not hold water, and Mr. FiTiblur o ka those who voted for him, can meipatulate themselves that they succeed ed by taking high ground on the great MOO of education. It was Mr Evans' indspeadient course as County Superinten dositLhia refusal to be made the tool of a pollOcal charlatan, who sells out his party in every position he occupies, whenever he easithweby gain a personal advantage— that drew down upon him the denunciation of breaker and his toadies and camp followers. Ile, Mr. Evans, will not give aosethisats to a teacher not entitled to it beams he is the friend of this or that man. He In not drag the ermine of his high ogles in the dirt of political trimmers and adventurers, and we rejoice that he has bees sustained by the Directors of the county. Let this result be a warning to aspirants hereafter. Mr. Newpher stands high as an educator, but the taint of Thug ger* was *au him. That was enough to defeat him, if there had been no other ream*. The great length of the Registry Law prevents us from giving it in fall in our crowded columns. The law, as It passed the Legislature, contains forty-three sec tions; but the latter part refers solely to the city of Philadelphia. The propriety of some measure to check the progress of fraudulent voting,is an admitted necessity by fair men of all parties, and the new law has been drafted to meet this want. It is probable that the experience of a few years will suggest changes and improvements in it, but the principle of a careful registra tion of voters will always be retained. One of the best features of the new law ate the guards it provides to prevent the polling of fraudulent naturalized votes, and the severe punishment imposed on ballot-box stuffers, repeaters, &e. The Assessors are required to commence making the regis tration of voters on the first Monday in June, and to complete and make public their lists on or before the first of August. A Washington letter-writer reports that recently an Ohio Congressman received a petition, signed by three hundred persons, asking the appointment of a woman as postmaster, and three days later had receiv ed twenty-six confidential letters from the signers, informing him that she was not fit for the place, and that they had not the courage to refuse to sign her papers. This kind of thing is not confined to an "Ohio Congressman." We know a Pennsylva nia Congressman who was tried in the same way. A more miserable specimen of humanity don't live and never dies, than the man who would sign an applica tion and then go behind it and ask that his name should not have consideration. He is not only a despicable coward, but one of the very meanest and contemptible kind. Chairman The New York Tribune contains the following information from Washington, which is of interest to people generally.— We hope the "determination" will be car ried out, and that there will be an end put to whisky, as well as to all other kinds of "rings." It is time to begin to punish thieves. “The Internal Revenue Thireau has de termined that hereafter no cases shall be settled, dismissed, or compromised, except by the decision of the Solicitor, and no Assessor, Collector, or District-Attorney will be permitted to negotiate on the sub ject. Compromises will be made only where the evidence shows an absence of intent to defraud, and in all other cases the law will be rigorously enforced. No subordinate of the Bureau will be allowed to confer with the claimants concerning their cases.” A bill to prevent railroad employees from "smashing" baggage is pending be fore the Massachusetts Legislature. It roads as follows: Any baggage master, express agent, stage driver - 2 hackman, or other person whose duty it is to handle, remove, or take care of the baggage of passengers, who shall willfully and wantonly injure or de stroy any trunk, valise, box, package, or parcel, while loading, transporting, un loading, deli v, or storing the same, shall bepunisliMby a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding two months. Of which the New York Sun says—and its words have our hearty endorsement: Would that some such bill were passed in every State in the Union so that a man could be fined or imprisoned for every trunk he smashed. If this were the case, the trunk-dealers might not do so thriving a business as they now do, but the com fort and good temper of the traveling community would be greatly promoted. The Mifilintown Sentinel says: "On Sabbath a colored clergyman preached , in the M. E. church of this place. When he entered the pulpit several white Christians (?) left the church. Comment is unneces sary." The Lewisburg Chronicle adds, "we suppose if this colored preacher goes to heaven, these and other flunkeys will back out and go to 'tether country." The Philadelphia Sunday B,epublic says that "Mayor Fox is hard at work, and, as we predicted some months ago, the ad journment of the Legislature has been the signal for the removal of every loyal po liceman. And for this who is to blame but Senators Fisher, Robinson, Taylor and the other Republicans who voted against their party to secure the defeat of the metropolitan police Some of the most zealous friends of School Superintendent Evans, in order to make sure of his re-election, by some means managed to induce Geo. Brubaker to take an open stand against him and fir Newpher, his competitVr. The dodge was successful—the latter broke down under the load, and Evans was trium phantly elected. TuE New York Senate has a Chaplain who is manifestly an anti-lobby man, for he recently prayed the Lord to "thwart the designs of those bad men who loiter about the halls of the Legislature with bribery in their hands, and, still worse, bribery in their hearts, to corrupt the rep resentatives of the people, and promote wicked legislation."—Exchange. Why can't we have such a parson to pray on the Hill at Harrisburg occasion ally? THE REGISTRY LAW. INFAMOUS. GOOD NEWS. A GOOD LAW. HIT THEN AMAIN I AS EXPECTED. 1 SHARP DODGE! NOT ZYA.CTLI:. There are a few soft-headed Republicans, and any quantity of solid-skit/led Demo crats, who labor under the delusion that the party that conquored the great rebel lion for the perpetuity of slavery, and saved the great Republic of the new world for the interests of humanity through all ages yet to come, has had its little day of development, and is already wilting to de cay. These shallow-brained and nervously timid Union men, and these no-brained, jackass-endowed Democrats, are given over to believe a lie. True, the Ferforman :. some of the men who have been elec public trusti, have disgusted and •.r enedmany good and true Republicans. But the people are after these scurvy fellows, and will take care of them. They arc known and appreciated. But the people know their old enemy too. They know the men who did all they could to assist the rebels to destroy the government in their cowardly way, by professing a love for the old flag, when they hated it. They are well aware of their efforts to snatch from the victory of our glorious army, under the lead of our own Grant, its legit imate fruits. They know that the re-es tablishment of slavery, in some insidious form, is still a reserved idea in the Demo- I cratic organization, which Republican ascendency can alone keep from practical development. The repudiation of the na tional debt, in some disguise less hideous than naked robbery, is still cherished in the Democratic creed. The Brick Pom roys are the shameless burglars and high waymen of the Democratic party. The Manton Marbles and Seymours are its pickpockets and sneak-thieves, and they, and each as them, will not be permitted, to get into power. -1 10 r The Republican party is of course - tined to reverses, but these will purify rather than destroy. Stupid and plesump tuous managers, whose corrupting wealth or crawling servility, has purchased them the places due to worth and patriotism, will disgust the true men of the party, and weaken the efforts of the many, but the end is not yet.. These clogs and draw backs, together with the temporary lassi tude that follows the labor of a great success, will probably give some States to the disciplined and vigilant Copperheads in the skirmishes next fall, as in 1867. But when the whole people are again ar rayed in a national contest, with principles broadly defined, and the disturbing ele ments of local squabbles over appointments to office are scarcely to be recognized as the small dust of the balance, then comes Re publican life out of seeming death, and the Copperhead infidels will stand aghast at the unexpected resurrection of the just.— The Republican party is not "played out. , Not exactly UOING-GONEI The Southern Opinion, a newspaper which was conducted on the most approv ed pro-Rebel principles, at Richmond, Va., has given up the ghost. It expired with out a struggle—suffocated by its own false doctrines—on the Ist inst. Its editor penned a frank and candid obituary for its tomb. What does he say? That the "distinct Southern principles upon which "the paper was founded are dead in the "hearts of the people, is a fact we cannot "but recognize." Evidently light has broken in upon his mind. He realises the "situation." Some four months since the Charleston Mercury, another sheet of like stamp, went the way of all error, and found the grave of oblivion. Thus we see the really "good cause," in contradistinc tion to the "lost cause," gradually gain ing ground. Is it not a hopeful sign of returning peace, progress and prosperity, to behold the people of our great Southern land forsaking their false leaders? "When the blind lead the blind, both fall into.tha ditch." TOO MUCH ERNST An exchange tells a rather suggestive story of a member of the Legislature, who left the cars temporarily, and left 14packet book on his seat. A brakeman found and opened it, and discovered eighteen hundred dollars in bills, besides some papers, which gave him a clue to the owner. 'While the train was stopping, the brakeman went in search of and found the owner, who promptly rewarded him with twenty dol lars. As the brakeman turned top away, however, the legislator stopped him, took him to one side, and whispered in his ear words to this effect: "When you get up to our place to-morrow, you needn't say anything about my losing my pocket book. You see/Alley wouldn't know how I came by that eighteen hundred dollars exactly; in fact I don't think I ever bad so muoh money with me before; so you had better say nothing about it." "BORED TO BEAM" Those members of Congress who com plain of being "bored to death by office seekers," forget that they were office seek ers themselves quite recently and bored other people as much as they are now bored themselves. They have no right to al. plain when the quid pro quo (no doubt in many cases promised by them) is now look ed for and insisted upon with some degree of pertinacity. Let only those who never sought office themselves complain. Those who have reached the goal by the boring process, shouldn't interpose obstacles in the way of other borers who have not yet got through. ABOUT REPRIS'ENTATIVW. A few days ago, hi a conversation with a leading Republican of Philadelphia, on Legislative affairs, we found him to be very decidedly of the opinion that, as a general rule, the "country members," in point of character and intelligence, are far behind those of the city of Philadelphia. He firmly believed that the shameful dis regard or the people's interests, the fre quent betrayal of party, the reckless ex travalance, the open and unblushing sys tem of buying and selling members to the highest and best bidders, in the election nators and in the passage of very low standard of moral ity4llllL which has characterized members of the Legislature of late, particularly during the last session, is owing to the fact that HO many of our country districts, instead of sending good, practical and substantial MEN as their representatives, yield to the importunities of mere "scalawags'? and elect them—the smallest of small politi cians and camp followers, who have jus calibre enough to know that individuals and corporations do go or send their agents to Harrisburg when they need Le gislation, and bring their stamps with them, and passively comply with the terms and conditions prescribed by pay ing the highest market prices for the votes of as many members as are necessary to secure what they need as enactments by the Senate and House of Representatives. The gentleman referred to appears to be quite familiar with some of the legislative incidents of the last session, and he named a number of "specimen" country mem bers. According to his observations, per haps more than a full share of the odium of sending "sick like" to Harrisburg as Representatives, justly belongs to the Old ouard—even the great county of Lancas ter, whose people have enjoyed the very good fortune, in years gone by, to be re presented by such men as Honest John Strohm, William Mester, EBailta Kinzer, and many others of the same stamp. As citizens of Lancaster county, we humbly confess that the picture drawn by our Philadelphia friend, is a true we, and anything but agreeable to look at. But, we do most emphatically deny that we of the " country districts" are alone to blame for sending this kind of material to the Legislature. When we take into consid eration that the merchants, manufactu rers and business men of Philadelphia are among the most intelligent, high-toned, patriotic and honorable men of this or any other country, it is but natural to take for granted that their representatives, elected by their votes, are men of honor, patriot ism, character and common sense. Some of them, we are free to say, are of this stamp but so also are some of our "coun try members." But when we come to I look over the list ofnotorious " bummers," we are unable to find any material differ ence between those of the city and of the country. Whilst we hang our heads in shame when we see some of our "country members" running round in the rotunda among the Legislativt brokers, begging to be "taken in" on this and that little job for a share of the stamps, or in open dis regard of law and common decency going "snacks" with shysters and irresponsi ble hangers on in petty treasury plunder ing schemes, such as the pasting and fold ing swindle, under the lead of such " coun try gentlemen" as Strang, of Tioga, and the irrepressible Gatchell, of Lancaster, it is some consolation to know that several of the Philadelphia districts—not merely those of the down town democratic per suasion, who year after year send their most notorious blacklegeto represent them at Harrisburg--but even some of the most respectable and highly civilized Republi can districts %) town, elect,year after year, the reeet'pitiAa "specimens'? imaginable, as thefireprifeentatives, such, for instance, as "Giggling Jimitiy,» who enjoys the reclaimr reputation of being always "on hand,” and one of the very cheapest among the cheap. As a 4 specinien'l we risk no thing in, saying that this one at least, will compare quite unfavorably with the small est one of out tontary fellows of " low forehead" notoriety. The only way to secure max as our fixture representatives, is for the Republi cans of each Legislative district to " sweep before their own doers.'' We of Lancas ter county will endeavor to do so, and send four true and ihithfta representatives to the House and two to the Senate next winter. It will probably be a new de legatiort--one Senator, excepted—one who has been faithful in the past, and in whom the people's confidence will not be misplaced in the fixture. How is it with the Republicans of several of the Phila delphia districts—will they do likewise by keeping their "scalawags" at home, and sending honorable, intelligent and respect - Ste men in their stead ? We'll see. BADLY SET UP! In "setting ur the County Superin tendency last Tuesday, George Brubaker committed several serious blunders. Two or three of his Directors, whom he had se lected to make certain motions in the con vention, when the time came, were not even present. It was afterwards ascer tained that two of them were too drunk even to eat their dinners, and were sleep ing off their loads whilst the convention was running Mr. Evans through hand somely. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GIMIP. [CULLED /nom veatiotre sotritcssj One of the female clerks recently dis missed from the Treasury Department called there yesterday to ascertain if the demand of a Congressman that she should .be reinstated would be succseful. " must know at once," said she it "sr I have received an offer of mama*, and although I don't fancy the man, if I can't get reinstated 1 must accept.” About eleven o'clock, General Lee, ac companied by two friends, drove to t White House and called upon • the Presi dent, who received them very courteously. This visit had no political significance whatever, as has been intimated, but was simply a visit of courtesy to the President of the United States on the part of the late eornntinder-in-chief ofi the late rebel forces. This was their first meeting since the surrender at Ap pomattox. The Pennsylvania appointments are all made, and our people have gone home. A few members of both houses still linger around the departments picking up odds and ends, but the capital is practically deserted by the politicians, much to the mortification of landlords, and quite as much to the relief of the President and his cabinet. The clerks in the several departments are more nervous now than they have been at any time since the new adminis tration came into power. It has been understood for some time that the axe would not fall very heavily until after most of the Congressmen had left the city, because the secretaries had no de sire to be unmercifully bored to reinstate clerks once dismissed. Now that the Congressmen have mostly departed there is nothing in the way. It would not be at all surprising if the present week should witness (in the lasiguare of a pa triotic clerk who was dismissed some months ago) " one thousand dissevered official heads rolling upon the pavement and shouting the battle cry of freedom." lateralew batmen Gemara Carl Schurz and the President, on Monday last, was enlivened by a pleasant inci dent. The President remarked : " Gene ral, I see by the Democratic papers that you and I have been having a fierce fight." :'Yes," said Schurz, " that is the first I have heard of it," " Well," said the President, "if it isn't fiercer on your side than it is on mine, it isn't much of a fight." " Well, if it isn't fiercer on your side than it is on mine, we can afford to make up," responded the Senator, Jocularly. " Well, let's make up," said General Grant. William S. Baseman, a colored man from Troy, N. Y., has been appointed to a first-class clerkship in the third audi tor's office. Tits "iron heel of military power," which the Democratic organs pretended to have had such a crushing effect at the South, is thus spoken of in the Richmond Inquirer: "Our exchanges throughostVir ginia, at every point where troops have been stationed, refer to their departure In kindly terms, and speak of the mutual re grets expressed by the soldiers and citi zens." Gov- CURTIN, our new Minister to Russia, will leave for St. Petersburgh about the middle of June next. pat few. JOB PliaMMil. Handbills, Cards, Bill Heade, PrograMmea, Posters, &0., &c., printed in the best style and at reasonable rates, at the FATRZE ASIA HAIL Job Printing Office. Orders by mail promptly attended to. IT11118: Mayor Fox, of Philadelphia, fol lowed a policeman into a drinking saloon on Thursday of last week, on Sixth street, near Race, and relieved him of his star, for violat ing a rule of the department forbidding men entering taverns, except on (Mk nese. If such a rule existed in Lancaste_ ~h ow many of the present city police would hold their office a day ? Several mad doge were killed in this oily, during the last week. Kill them, if notate*. sled, is the demand of the times. Jacob Hurts, a son of Henry Kurt - fug nearilAWle, Salisbury to killed by ng on Thursday of last He, with h father and brother, were in the barn, standing near together at the time. The brother received a slight 'hock, but the father was not affected by the electric stroke. Henry Coleman, sentenced at the last court to five years in oar *entity pitmen, for bur glary, at Columbia, attempted to break jail a few days ago. PLO is now in as tree-clad cell. He it repreented to be a desperate villain. There was a pretty heavy frost in some sections of Lancaster mrl ittn mt A Cipaltif Wm' lug last. A fine oppo for csoakars. The Express says that a sells butter in our seashet, mad* from the milk et an AU deruey cow', which sells from len to Moen centi a rated Wife Thar Mean IMO*. Oh, Rooky The new Pennsylvania railroad time table, *which gives us a down train Troll Uneasier as 4 o'clock P. X., and arrives at Philadel phia at 6)4 R. IL, is a veil ignisit improve- By taldug said train, starting here after bud entire evening may be spent in and latch horns the same night, either a I or 23f, A. M. Two valeabie beat horses *Me drowned in the canal on ?May loot, at Chloques. The an i ma l s 6 0 ,* iNgtit ap=ll B ?oeotnotive. Rev. Mr . Clatrilds, *lt deed at Ma rietta for thirty yaws, is sheet to remove to Claymont, to DelaWarthibhe taught school prior ti e.: ovias He will now l teacho iltisett Of Same* moils. N.J.. . . Yoes Mu, on Saturday last, on motion of John B. Livingston Esq., his preceptor, admitted to practice J aw in the courts of t Lancaster county. Maj. Y. is a young man of ability and promise. Collector Mableibetg and appointed John G. Martin Der o tta t Oollector of Internal Reve nue for this d Samuel Martin, of liperrais twp., has been appointed Clerk in the Inland Insurance and Deposit Company of this city. In the Supreme Chart as Harrisburg, on Tuesday last, Messrs. Charles Dames and A. J. Eberly, Bags., of this city, were admit ted to modes in that Court. Samuel B. Richards, of Columbia, and John Richards, of Liancastorr, have returned from Texas, within the last few dams. They were in Col. Hainbright's Seth V. S. Inflantry Regiment, sad were discharged by reason of the consolidation of regiments and a conse quent reduction in the number of non-oom snisrioned ofileers. The new store of our friend, John D. Sidles, in East King street, next to the County Bank, is a magnificent *SW. His stock too, is very fine and attractive. Go and see him. John R. Lonoecker, Req., editor of the Baltimore Co. (Md.) Unioil, formerly of this county, has been appointed to a prominent podia= in the Baltimore Custom :Thom Kr. L. is a Republican of the strips of the Old t nn..a ns n I: adical of the Itadicals. We chronicle Ins success with great pleasure. The Intelliyencee is hard on our "City Fathers," especially with regard to the mis erable condition of many of our side-walks. and with reason. But what can be expected of "common people," when the pavement in front of the residence of the "Democratic" President of Select Council, in South Queen street, is one of the worst—if not the worst—in the city. Stir him up, for be is one of you, Mr. Intelligencer. The Columbia ,s:py says that splendid Sus quehanna shad, caught at that place, are re tailing on the street at from fifty to seventy five cents a pair. Send some along, friend Rambo. Don't be selflah. H. W. Hager, Esq., the new P. M. of this city, assumed his duties on Monday even ing last. Jacob Martin, clerk, and C. F. Eberman and Edw. Edgerley, letter carriers, having resigned theirpositions, Scott P. Lytle has been appointed a clerk, and Henry Hartley and Samuel Musselman, letter carriers. Messrs. Martin and Ebe rman go into the Assessor's Office, under Capt. Rea. Capt. Leibley, Semi. Etchells, J. H. Marshall, S. M. Hambright and our worthy and esteemed old friend "Pap" Wright, still continue in the service of Uncle Samuel, in their old posi tions, as they well deserve to do. We wish the new P. AL and his corps of attaches, a pleasant and prosperous career. Spring bonnets have made their appearance. They are smaller than ever, so small that some of them cannot be seen with the naked eye. The price does not falloff with the size. The lees a bonnet weighs, the more it comes to. A cabbage leaf, trimmed with three red peppers and a dried cherry, sells fir $35. It is called a jockey. Has one great advantage— can be eaten as salad when the fashion changes. The State Legislature recently passed an act authorizing the appointment of a Milk Inspector in every city and borough in the State. As there is much codiplaint by con sumers of milk in Lancaster, as to the quality furnished by milkmen, it would be well if our authorities would appoint an officer to inspect it. The price charged is sufficient to insure a good article, and if dealers are determined to impose on their customers, some effort should be made for their protection. The Harrisburg Gee Company have reduced the price of gas arty cents per thousand feet. When our brilliant company come down, we will make a note of it. Thirty-two non-commissioned ofticers and. privates is now the minimum for all military organisations, except when called into actual service. The General Assemblies of the Old and Now School Presbyterian Church will meet on the twentieth of May, to settle finally the question of re-union. A big battle between May bonnets and close pocket books is now being fought by bright eyes against husbands and fathers all over this great country. Fragrant flowerets bedecking the windows, gardens and lawns of our citizens, are objects of universal attraction. We observed a fancy fellow in town last Tuesday wearing a very large ring with aruby setting—but he displayed it in rather a prom inent place—around his eye. Collectors of specimens of money will now do well to save a clean piece of each kind of fractional currency—as it is all to be called in, and no more issued. W. S. Birdlemay, formerly aAtudent at the Millersville State Normal School was, on Monday, the 3rd inst. on motion of Non. John W. Killinger, ad mitted to practice law in the several courts of Lebanon County. • David Evans, Esq., was on Tuesday last re-elected County Superintendent of Common Schools of Lancaster County, for three years, at the annual salary of the three last years, $l7OO. The vote stood, for Evans, 111: A. 0. Newpher, 106. A close shave. George Brubaker has retired from the firm of Stehman, Clarkson & Co. Bankers, of this city. The Farmers National Bank of Lancaster, has declared a semi-annual dividend of 6X per cent., Odasity Bank 8 per cent. and the Strasburg Bank $ per cent. Mayor Sanderson has dismissed Samuel Shroad anti Leonard Krause, policemen of the 7th and let Wards of this city, at the re quest of the Finance Committee of Councils. Cause—failed to account for city and county taxes collected. The Grand Jury of Dauphin county, last week, found a true bill against - H. G. Smith and A. J. Steinman, of the Lancaster Intelli genoer, for libel on Mr. Kleckner, a member of the Legislature from Philadelphia. Oar genial friend, Mr. Alfred Sanderson, formerly of the Lancaster intallipencer, now of the Pottsville Standard, visited his old home in this city, for a Om days, arriving on Satur day,. Barring his politics, Alfred - is a good fellow, and we are glad to learn is succeeding admirably, pecuniarily, at his new home. Two dogs were killed in this city on Mon day, having all the symptoms of hydrophobia. One was killed in Itanheim township on Saturday, on the premises of Isaac F. Landis. Charles Olinger was on last Friday commit ted to prison by Mayor Sanderson, on the charge of stealing a mule, wagon and harness belongin to John Hartman, of this city. Then Of all "cusses" is the man who will employ a bootAdaekand then refuse to pay him. A thing of that kind, named Frank Weidler, the Inielligeneer says, did that on Saturday, and then assaulted the boy for demanding pay. H! was prosecuted, and was glad to theb a bonus, and the costs, to have the Salt 110 i , -lwn. JOHN HART'S CONCERT AND ERADING : The entertainment given by Mr. John Hart, assielei by Miss Hindle and Profs. Hall and Bteinhauser, at Fulton Hall, this city, on Tuesday evening bat, was a great succom. The audience was largeand apposelative, and the lady and gentlemen well sustained their parts. Hr. Hart well sustained his reputation Is an Bkocutienist and Header, and the ao pplanse of the large audience must have been highly nattering and encouraging to hing. Miss Hindle possesses rare talent as a vocal ist, having a tine clear voice which she has under perfect control. We don't fancy the operatic style. Probably our education has been neglected, but give us the plain ballad singing, in prefirreneotothe "scientific Wks." We should like to hear Miss Hindle in such pieces as "The Old Arm Chair," Av. Mr. Hall added to his reputation as au un surpassed tenor singer, and Mr. Steinhauser's accoespanissentsen the Plum worse:tented with grace and expression. The City Cornet Band added Its fun share to the entertain ment. SERVED THEM RIGHT : "A young blood living net half a dozen of miles away from here, was the violin' of a huge joke last Sun day night. lie was trying to be particularly 'sweet on a young lady, and had paid her several visits. The old folks thought that the children wire too little to kgep corny, and conveyed the hint by calling the rl out of the room and sending her to bed, t e lady .of the house astonishing the young gent by bringing into the parlor a huge piece of bread and butter and sugar, staying in her kindest manner : 'There, Bub, take this, and run home to your mother ; it is time little boys were in bed.' " Beaver lays claim to the above, but it ought to apply in Lancaster. The way the young sters of both sexes, who have just laid off their "swaddling clothes," play the bean and belle in this Inland City, is perfectly amaz ing. Wonder if their "Mother's know their out." 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