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INDEPENDENT AND PROGRESSIVE.
LANCASTER CITY, eA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27,1869
Economy. Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
of the Revenue and Payment of the Public
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REPUBLICAN STATE NOMINATIONS
GEN. JOHN W. GEARY.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
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0 FATHER. ABRAHAM not to send it by
mail, without registering their letters, or
procuring a money order at their post
office where they have access to a money
order office. We have received inform-
tion of four letters having been sent to us
containing money, which we have not re
ceived. Three of them were from the fol
lowing offices: Lyles, Lancaster county;
St. Clair, Schuylkill county; and Oceola,
Clearfield county. We hope all concerned
will bear this in mind.
TO ALL CONCERNED.
Sections 62 and 63 of Act of March 31,
1860, read as follows :
" Sec. 62. If any officer of this common
wealth, or of any city, borough, county or
township thereof, shall loan out, with or with
out interest or return therefor, any money or
valuable security received by him, or which
may be in his possession, or under his control
by virtue of his office, he shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor in office, and on conviction be
sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one
thousand dollars, and undergo an imprison
ment, by separate or solitary confinement at
labor, not exceeding five years ; and if still in
office, be adjudged thereafter incapable of ex
ercising the same, and the said office shall be
forthwith declared vacant by the court pass
ing the sentence.
"Sec. 63. if any such officer shall enter into
any contract or agreement with any bank, cor
poration or individual, or association of indi
viduals, by which said officer is to derive any
benefit, gain or advantage from the deposit
with such bank, corporation or individual, or
association, of any money or valuable se
curity held by him, or which may be in his
possession, or under his control by virtue of
his said office, he shall be guilty of a misde
meanor, and, on conviction, be sentenced to
pay a fine not exceeding one thousand dol
lars, and to undergo an imprisonment not ex
ceeding one year ; and if still in office, be
adjudged thereafter incapable of exercising
the same, and the said office shall be forth
with declared vacant by the court passing
WATCH TIIE POLLS!
Again we ftlnind the Republican voters
of the county to be sure to reach the polls
early on Saturday next and see that hon
est t Accra are selected to conduct the
primary elections. Attempts will be
made by the "ring" in some districts to
" count in" and "count out" certain can
didates, and unless closely watched may
prove successful. Let us have a fair elec
tion, a full vote and an honest count.
Father Abraham says that the State
Treasurer has threatened to defeat the re
nomination of Senator Billingfelt at any
cost. We have the best authority for as
serting that State Treasure) Mackey has
made no such threat, and will do nothing
to impede the certain success of the honest
and conscientious Senator.—Philadelphia
sue' Of course the state treasurer de
nies it; but what of that ? Would any
body Oppose him fool enough to acknow
ledge 10 'But, our friend of the Beimb/ic
is not,.`:`ppstetir. ; _an,matters and things up,
here. He ought to be here-to sse.The ,
THE "SET UP."
The following is the Thug-Ring ticket,
as circulated up to last Monday evening.
It will be seen that it contains the names
of four individuals who have openly and
unconditionally denied having anything
to do with it :
Senator—.lohn Stehman and It. W
Assembly—Dr. J. C. Gatehell, John E.
Wiley, A. Godsbalk and A. C. Beinoehl.
Register—Martin S. Fry.
Clerk of Quarter Sessions—DavidKoth.
Clerk of Orphans' Court—David Ben
Treasurer—ll. K. Stoner.
Directors-13. F. Cox, Adam Lefever.
Prison Inspectors—lsaac 11. Slicaller,
Coroner—Mathias W. Smith, Conoy.
Those who have openly denied having
anything to do with this combination, or
any sympathy with it, are Messrs. B. W.
Shenk, A. Godshalk, A. C. Reinoehl and
11. K. Stoner.
The candidate for Sherif): is probably
only a feint, as Frederick Myers will
undoubtedly get the support of the ring,
whilst Hildebrand is only to be used to
give some strength to Stehman, Gatchell,
Wiley & Co., in the neighborhood of Mt.
Joy. They will also partly support Rob
erts for Treasurer. The real Thug ticket,
as far as they have been able to agree, are
Stehman for Senate, Gatchell and Wiley
for Assembly, Myers for Sheriff; Fry for
Register; Boyd for Prothonotary, Roth
for the Sessions, Bender for Orphans'
Court, Roberts for Treasurer, Cox and
Lefevre for Directors and Shea frer and Swei
gart for Prison Inspectors, and Mathias
W. Smith for Coroner. On Commis
sioner they are not united—Brubaker being
opposed to Diller.
The point the ring-leaders have most at
heart is the election of Stehman to the
Senate, and to this all their energies will
be directed. To gain this object, they
have used the names of the gentlemen
given above, who have repudiated the
arrangement, iu order, if possible, to hide
their tracks, and give respectability to
If necessary, any other candidate on
their "set-up" will be sacrificed to effect
the one grand object of securing the suc
cess of the candidate of the State Treasury
"ring," the Oily Gammon of Penn-twp.,
John M. Stehman. Instructions have been
given to his paid hirelings in the several
districts to rote for Stehman alone for the
State Senate—to have no other name on
the ticket for that office.
We have now given our readers the
" slate , of the Thugs, and their allies. It
rests with the people to decide on Saturday
next, whether these conspirators shall
succeed in their designs. A full vote,
and an honest conduct of the election, we
are confident, will secure the ignominious
defeat of the combination.
—Since the above was in type, we read
the following in the Daily Express of
THE LATEST !
The latest development is the action of a
caucus of the ring-managers held last
night, in which the following modifica
tions of the foregoing ticket were agreed
upon, the new combinations for the As
sembly fully confirming what we have
heretofore said on this subject, except in
the case of Mr. Hunsecker, which is a
" new card :I,
For Assembly—C. L. Hunsecker,
Manheim ; Jacob G. Peters, Conestoga ;
A. 11. Summy. East Hemptield ; John E.
Sherzff—Fred'k Myers, Strasburg bor.
Clerk Quarter Sessions—B. F. Rowe,
Treasurer William Roberts, 'West
It was known yesterday, to the well
informed, that Griest & Co. admitttd that
" Pownall could not make it," and the
change in the Assembly set-up clearly in
dicates that they have sold out to Stehman
& Co., or " compromised" the matter' in
some way satisfactory to the " ring," as
foreshadowed in our article of Thursday
last. Look out fur a huge swindle on the
REINOEHL AND GODSHALL
Probably for the purpose of creating
suspicions of their political integrity and
making sure of the defeat of Messrs. Rein
oehl and Godshalk, the Thug ring a week
or two ago made a show of putting them
on their legislative ticket. As Messrs.
Reinoehl and Godshalk never acted at the
dictation or in the interest of the ring
when they were in the Legislature and
were defeated by that corrupt combina
tion last year, it is not at, all likely that
there is much love between them and the
Thugs now. We are positively assured
by these two candidates that they stand
in the same position of direct and unyield
ing opposition to Thuggery that they
have always maintained, and if the Thugs
are going to support them, which is very
doubtful, it; is for the purpose of giving
character and respectability to the rest of
the Thug ticket, and not because of any
desire for their eleution.—Laneaster Ex
press of Saturday.
It will be seen that Messrs. Godshalk
and Reinoehl are not on the real . ring
ticket at all, and that their names were
only used by the Thap,lrlbrtnn purpose of
creatigg. Suspielprks, typiinst
,friends run...no friming:thetu their
BILLINGFELT & the STATE TREASURY!
The State Debt to be reduced One Million of
Dollars—The position taken by our Sen
ator fully sustained, his enemy being one
of the Judges!
We have the gratifying intelligence to
communicate to our readers, that the Com
missioners of the Sinking Fund, one of
whom is the State Treasurer, have adver
tied foe proposals to redeem one million of
the State Than, due in July, 1870, on the
first of October next.
This is the first instance in the history
of the Commonwealth that the paymen
of the State indebtedness has been antici
pated, or that a proposition to do so in
money, has been made, and for it we are
Webted to the bold stand taken by Sena
tor 13illingfelt, during the last session of
the Legislature. It is entirely in accord
ance with his resolution, which was op
posed by the Treasury ring as entirely im
practicable. But public opinion was
formed by the speech made by Mr. Bil
lingfelt at the time, when he plainly proved
that it could be done; and that public opin
ion has wrought the change in the minds
of the powers that be, who now control
the funds of the people's Treasury. how
emphatically the course and position of
our Senator has been vindicated!
But what of the other million still in re
serve? Why not save $50,000 more an
nually to the tax-payers, by apply inga mil
lion more to the same purpose? Send Mr.
B. back to the Senate, and as he had the
courage last session to beard the lion, he
will again, and will not rest until all the
money belonging to the people will be used
for their benefit, in discharging the puplic
indebtedness, and not for the benefit of at
ring of speculators who surround the
State Treasury and apply the money of
the Commonwealth to thbir own selfish
The Bearer Radical says that Packer
began a system of lavish expenditure, for
the sake of popularity and sympathy,
which has gone so far as the purchase of
a Democratic nomination for the Gover
norship of Pennsylvania, and aims at the
purchase of enough votes to elect him to
that high office. iris first essay in this
scheme was a gift of $500,000 to build a
college, to be under the control of the Epis
copal Church at Bethlehem. But evenin
this ostentatious liberality Asa bad an
eye to the main chance. Valuable de
posits of sulphur and zinc were discover
ed in the Lehigh Valley, and Packer at
once bought up immense tracts in the
vicinity of these discoveiies. He then
made the princely gift, with the condition
that the college should be located in the
center of his own property—a part of
which was donated for the site. The col
lege was built; a new town sprung up
about the college, the zinc mines, and the
sulphur works. The sale of lots became
brisk and the prices were constantly ad
vanced until Packer is said to have clear
ed a million over and above his "gift" to
the college Out of this abundant profit
he has since given a large sum to endow
the college, and on this unequal division
of the profits of a shrewd speculation, he
now looks for that applause which follows
the noble liberality of such benefactors as
George Peabody. Verily the old Trojan
proverb "distrust a Greek even while bear
ing gifts," will find a ready response in
the ease of that philanthropist who man
ages to speculate on his virtues, and at
tempts to perpetrate a fraud on the com
munity under the guise of disinterested
We have neither time nor space to fol
low the history of the candidate of Billy
McMullin further at this time ; but we
now promise to enlighten our readers fur
ther on Mr. Asa Packer's claim to the
confidence, the esteem, and-the support of
the people of this State. And if it shall_
appear to his friends that they have done
well in placing him before us as an aspir
ant for the highest office in our gift, they
cannot complain when we subject his life
and character to a searching examination,
and his motives to a sharp criticism.
"Jolly Jack" still denies that money
was sent here from llarrisburg to assist
in nominating Stehman and defeating
Billingfelt. Of course he will deny it, but
what does his denial amount to ? It is
not the first time the thing has been done,
and he does not and dares not deny that
money was sent last year from Harris
burg to nominate the ring ticket for the
Legislature. The denial of a political
bush-whacker, who is Thug and Anti-
Thug to suit, don't pass current. Jaok
knows who was offered part of the mousy ;
we told him last week. The talk about a
candidate we "pretend to be in favor of"
is unworthy of notice. If anybody is
green enough to believe such a story he is
welcome to do so. But enough of this.
By-the-way, is Jack a Thug or Anti-
Thug th.s time ? Echo answers Tnuo ;
and a sneaking 0111,C at that I
WHO DID ITS
Mr. Frank W. Kerr, a Republican of
no doabtkal ebaraeter, awl a faithful of
deer in the service of the P. 0. Depart
ment on one' of the Post-office cars be , -;'
, Philadelphia and , Pittsburg, has
recently been removed,axidjosephßrooke,
a fishy. Republimi+ if not a Copperheadi`
has been "ftripoiottid in Ms plebe. - Who
did this unworthy act?
Monday last witnessed the assembling
together in this city of the political brokers
of the county, and the tools to whom they
pay out their money to be used against
the people at the primary elections. Mon
ey was plenty, and the supporters of Steh
man made large disbursements. The
scalawags went home with their pockets
full of stamps, to carry out the instruc
tions of their owners. These men will be
easily known at the polls on Saturday, and
we advise people to keep clear of them,
: nd mark them for future reference.
The Harrisburg Patriot continuing its
lying insinuations that Governor Geary
has abused the pardoning power, an 4 this
in the face of the fact that he has granted
fewer pardons than any other Governor of
this Commonwealth, the Harrisburg
Telegraph replies : "Had he wished to
sell pardons he could have obtained
more for the pardon of the Democratic
murderer, Gerald Eaton, than Asa Pack
er paid to Alderman McMullin, Eaton's
friend and companion, to secure his nomi
nation for Governor. Will the Patriot's
arithmetician figure up the amount and
give us the result ?" Hit him again I
THINGS IN PHILADELPHIA
The Drought—Cnntinued Scarcity of Water—
The National Labor Congress—Capture of a
reported Cuban Privateer—Visit of Captain
Shaw of the London Fire Brigade—A Maniac
Kills his Father—&c.,
Pnri,Amarars, Aug. 25, 180.
DEAR ABE—Philadelphia is still suffering
for a want of water and—whisky ! The great
lire lately at Lombard and Front streets de
stroyed the greater portion of our whisky,
causing that article to considerably advance
in price, and now the continued spell of dry
weather is depriving us of our "Schuylkill,"
so that with ruin and water both scarce, and
the thermometer at one hundred and up
wards, we are truly at people well calculated
to excite the sympathies of our country
The reservoir at Fairmount is reported to
have but a few inches of water left, and un
less we are soou blessed with copious showers,
we will really be in want. The river Schuyl
kill has not been known to be so low for years,
there nut being sufficient water to work the
turbine wheels used to force the water into
the basin. We have managed to exist only
through the hospitality of the Schuylkill
Navigation Company, who opened the danis
upon several occasions within the past week
to permit the city to be supplied. Tu-day
and yesterday the authorities have been ex
perimenting with steam tire engines, and by
this means endeavoring to alleviate the wants
of our inhabitants.
The National Labor Congress was in session
during all last week in our city, and on Satur
day last adjourned nine die. A peculiarity of
this assemblage was that it mattered not of
what color or sex delegates happened to be,
they were granted a voice in the Convention.
Among the notabilities of the opposite sex
who visited Philadelphia during the session,
were Miss Susan B. Anthony and Mrs. Dr.
Mary E. Walker, the latter causing no little
amount of excitement as she promenaded
Chesnut street in her Presidential Reception
attire—black silk breeches and coat and vest.
The next session of the "Congress" will take
place at Cincinnati, Ohio. What was par
ticularly accomplished I am unable to say,
as Warwick neither participated in nor could
find sufficient time to study the proceedings.
Last week another reported Cuban fillibus
tering expedition was brought to grief. The
fast sailing steamer " Hornet" cleared at our
port for Liverpool via Havana, which was
considered as rather a round-a-bout °aural for
England, and us suspicions were aroused that
it was probably the intention to evade the
neutrality laws, the United States steamer
"Miami" was. sent in pursuit of the "Hornet"
by U. S. Marshal Gregory, and succeeded in
overhauling her some where down the river.
She was brought back to the city and now lies
at our Navy Yard under the care of Uncle
Sam. The crew was a remarkably large one
—over fifty in number, and are reported to
have been armed with revolvers and other
Capt. Shaw, Director of the London Fire
Brigade, has been the guest of our fire depart
ment during the week. The Captain visits
America to notice the workings and peculiari
ties of the method of our department. On
Saturday he was feasted, and on Sunday
morning a general alarm was sounded and the
different fire companies proceeded to Baldwin's
Looomitive works at Broad and Hamilton
streets. It was a well known fact as early as
Saturday morning, that the general alarm
would be sounded during the night, so that
by the time our guest with the Chief Engineer
and other representatives of our department
arrived at the scene of the imaginary fire,
they found companies already on the ground
with attachments made, lung before the alarm
had been sounded! If there is any other
city in the Union—or Europe either—that can
beat ours for alacrity, we should like to hear
Yesterday morning our citizens were startled
by the report of another horrible murder, per
petrated in the immediate vicinity of ifith and
Pine streets, where Twitcaell butchered Mrs.
Hill some six months since. Marshall Kay
Evans, shot and killed his father, MOWS
L. Evans, at the breakfast table. Young
Evans has exhibited symptoms of insanity ter
a year or more. It appears that a week or
Iwo since he visited his wife, who is stopping
at Riverton, N. J., and while there insisted
that there was a conspiracy on foot to take
his life. Ile barricaded the room which was
occupied by himself and wife, and drawing a
large' knife attempted to stab her. His wife
requested that if he insisted upon killing her
he should cut her throat, which had the effect
to change the maniac's mind, as he slightly
cut her in the lip, after which he hid the knife.
Nothing further was noticed until Monday
night last, when the young man slept with his
father: During the night he paced the floor
for several hours, and taking the wash pitcher
cautioned ,hts father to lie perfectly still or he
would brain him. He was again pacified and
returned to bed. Yesterday morning upon
arising from the breakfast table he went into
the parlor where he was followed by the
deceased, when young Evans drew a revolver
pad shot the-old.gentleman in three different
plaoes, frOin' the effects of which he died short
ly aftet. The last words lie uttered were,
"Dont harm my boy." Thos..r: Evans was a
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WANTED AT THIS OFFICE.
The West Chester Republican says: We
are prepared to pay liberal prices for accu
rate and carefully prepared designs of Asa
Packer, the Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor, as he appeared in public under the
following thrilling circumstances:
illustration No. I.—Asa Packer, the
Democratic candidate for Governor, as he
appeared previous to being immersed in
the Lehigh river, by indignant boatmen,
whom he wished to compel to work at
starvation prices, that he might accumu
late a fortune of:if - 20,000,00W The boatmen
should be faithfully represented as they ap
peared upon that memorable occasion!
Illustration No. 11.—AsA PACKER, the
Democratic candidate fur Governor, as he
appeared when entering the turbulent
waters, together with the positions of the
several individuals standing on the bank,
witnessing as well as assisting him to
perform the fearful feat!
Illustration No. 3.— ASA PACKER, the
Democratic candidate for Governor, as he
arose from beneath the waters, and what
he did there!
Illustration No. 4.—AsA PACKER, the
Democratic candidate for Governor, as he
re-appeared on the hanks of the stream, in
the midst of his atliTtiomite admirers!
The precise remarks made use of by Asa
in the four several acts of the Drama, to
gether with those of his assistants in the
aquatic feat, should accompany each il
lustration. Competitors will forward their
productions with all possible dispatch, as
we are anxious to place them in the hands
of the Chairman of the Democratic County
Committee, as forming a series of re
markable, soul-stirring and patriotic in
cidents in the life of their candidate, and
at the same time furnishing the most sub
stantial reasons why lie should be elected
Governor of the State!
P. S.—Should the above designs prove
satisfactory, we shall need others repre
senting Asa'es singular removal from Car
bon county to Philadelphia, to avoid pay
ment of taxes!
The Chicago Tribune says: When
Grant's presence was needed during the
eight long years of the war, and of the
perils of reconstruction, was he ever
absent from his post ? Did he ever seek
the Capital for promotion, oreon►e to it at
all from the time he entered the army as
Regimental Staff Quartermaster until he
was called there as General-in-Chief of all
our armies ? Did his stars or staff then
figure at the watering places ? Never.
The elements of his success were then
military. He moved freely among all his
officers and men from Sherman, McPher
son and Sheridan down to surgeons,
quartermasters and privates. He studied
the problem iu all its parts and made no
mistakes. His problem now is a financial,
industrial and political one. lie is mov
ing among men of business, of industry,
and who through these resources, have
earned their summer months for leisure.
He sees a very great number of them.
And if he learns nothing else, he at least
learns them. He does well and wisely.
Before we find fault with it, let us see
what evil comes from it.
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &c., Bto., printed in the best style and
at reasonable rates, at the FATHER Ana.A.
Hem Job Printing Office. Orders by mail
promptly attended to.
ITEMS : Mr. Josiah Cutter, a well-known
and highly respectable citizen of Drumore
twp., died suddenly on the night of the Bth
inst. He was attacked with pain in his bow
els and vomiting, and his physician stated
that his disease had symptoms of cholera.
A" Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,"
has been established at Columbia, with A. G.
Guiles as presiding officer.
The Fall Term of Franklin and Marshall
College will commence on Thursday of next
week. The introductory address will be de
livered by Dr. C. H. Budd, of the Faculty.
On Saturday last, the County Commission
ers sold at public) sale the wooden bridge
over the Chiques creek, on the old Manheim
road, near Manheim, for t9l. Joseph Zook,
of Penn township, was the purchaser: An
iron bridge is to be erected at that place.
Col. Thomas Neel, aged 84, and Joseph
Kyle, aged 70, two highly respected citizens
of Drumore township, this county, died on
Friday last, and were hurled on Sunday at
the burying ground at Chestnut Level.
Rev. W. S. H. Keys, of Columbia, arrested
a pick-pocket on Th ursday of last week, at
Harrisburg, while in the act of picking Mrs.
John McEvoy, an employee at the Lancas
ter Locomotive Works, had his left arm badly
injured on Monday last, by having it caught
in some of the machinery.
John W. Row, of Lewisburg, Pa., has re
ceived a patent for an improved horse hay
fork, through the agency of Jacob Stauffer,
Esq., of this city.
Wm. M. Cline has been appointed Postmas
ter at Terre Hill, in place of James Garman,
resigned ; and . James P. Evans, at Mechanics
Grove, in place.of H. Watson, resigned.
James Day,lt i t is tged colored min. wads *
drowned in I' 'near Henry Clay Ifur
nace, betwealt 'COhisubia Sod histrieoh, , on
Tuesday °flint wilek.
Riddle i 50401401111111- at.tro. 4d, North Quern
Street, have, a • sAsertraent of School
Books and Schni*Apsty en, hand; which
they will sell 114444, _ _ • ' •
The grave ofdloir. . V..Gotwaldi at Wood
want Rill Cemetery, this city, is constantly
bedecked with Sewers, although nearly three
months have stumble death. A touch.
ing mark of allrecSos tu tLe memory of,s be
Hot—hotter—hottest Whew led the
weather last week' made havoc' 'NW. li*Odl,l
&c. ThernuroOldrOrter lditetlen-400 And.
over! • •
bitten by I*
left the field
The "Farmers' and Gardeners' !Society of
East Donegal," hold meetings ' on Tuesday
evening of emery week, at Wolf's Fruit Ex
change, in Marietta, until the fall exhibition
in September. Hoti.;John l / 4 1a3 Lilitiart is the
president, and a fine display of fruit is made
b every meet ja,g *f tlpei
. The Repttblltad"WfOram at Itioust Soy, is
„tiow ready for the ca • . :
Two of the hands in the fouridiy of Harberg
er, McCully & Harberger, in this city, named
George Steins and Clias. Ehler, fell down
helpless, from the heat, on Friday last. They
Exciting times among the candidates this
week, in view of the primary election, to
come off to-morrow. The way they have
sweat and sweltered from the heat and ex
citement-, should lie a caftion to sick, in all
time to come. Go in, boys!
THE COURT LAST WEEK : On Tuesday
afternoon Henry Smith and three Buzzards—
John. Martin and Abraham—from the Welsh
mountain, were tried and found guilty of
larceny and receiving stolen goods, four bills
being found against each. They were in the
chicken business, and done a brisk trade,
having stolen sixty-five chickens from three
persons. The Buzzards are very foul birds,
and were sentenced, each, to six month's im
prisonment to the county prison. They are
old offenders. Smith received the same sent
Daniel Leber pleaded guilty to the larceny
of a rope from Stephen Eagle St Company,
and was sentenced to thirty days imprison
ment in the Lancaster county prison.
Robert McCall threatened Elizabeth Myers
that if she did not get out of his presence he
would punish her. As she did "get out of
his presence," she did not receive the punish
ment, and the Court thought, as she had
complisd with the condition and escaped,
the case should be dismissed ; the county for
Mollie Frick made threats against Cath
arine Myers, and was sentenced to pay costs,
and give security in $lOO to keep the peace.
On Wednesday morning, Charles Clinger
was tried and found guilty of larceny, in hav
ing sold a mule and wagon borrowed from
John Hartman, of this city. He was sen
tenced to an imprisonment of two years to
the Lancaster Comity Prison.
James Casey was tried and convicted for
passing counterfeit money in Marietta, on
different individuals, and was sentenced to
Live years in the county prison.
Daniel Trewitz, of this city, charged with
surety of the peace by John Martin, was, on
motion of District Attorney Brubaker, dis
charged on account of non-appearance of the
prosecutor, and county to pay costs. That
was a very queer disposition of the case, but
George will make sure of the costs.
The cases of Adam Flatterer and John
Boas, two saur-kraut hill rowdies, for bur
glary at the dwelling houses of A. L. Lane,
and others, in Manheim twp., in June, the
particulars of which we published at the time,
was called. There were five indictments
against them, and being found guilty, were
each sentenced to four years and ten days in
the county prison. The trials of the several
cases occupied the attention of the Court for
the balance of the day.
On Thursday morning, Charles. Wilson was
tried and convicted for stealing a lot of clothes
in the wash, at the house of Joseph Harry, in
Marietta, on the 19th of April last. Sentenced
to five years in the county prison.
David Landis, of Leacock township, was
charged with kicking a young woman named
Amanda Hoover, who was in his employ
ment, because she would not drive some
cows from a field before she changed her
dress. This was' a very ungallant and cow
ardly act, for which he should have been se
verely punished. The Court reprimanded
him severely for his brutal conduct, and sen
tenced him to pay a fine of $5O and costs of
On Thursday afternoon, Caroline Green
was sentenced to thirty days' imprisonment,
and costs, for assault and battery on Mary
Ann Ayres, both colored women.
Edward Aurelius received the same sen
tence for assault and battery on Thomas Wil
liams, near Columbia.
Samuel Hoover was complained against by
his wife for desertion, and an amicable ar
rangement having been made between then
by which he is to pay his wife 11125, and the
children to be divided between them, the case
Freeland Phillips was tried for felonous
assault in stabbing Catharine Hauck in
her right arm. The affair occurred on
the 6th of June, in Kist Earl township,
while the parties where on their way home
from Mount Airy church. It was shown that
the prosecutrix and another lady were walk
ing together; that Phillips remarked to a
companion that these two ladies ought to be
cut apart, and that he stepped up bohind
them and inflicted the wound with a knife.
Verdict, guilty of assault and battery. Sen
tenced to three mouths' imprisonment in the
Lancaster County Prison.
Elizabeth Specht complained against Cath
arine Trissler for threatening to shoot her.
The case was dismissed and the costs ordered
to be paid by the county.
John 1). Richards pleaded guilty to forging
the name of J. P. Mclllvaine for fifteen dol
lars worth of store goods,. and was sentenced
to six months' imprisonment in the county
On Friday forenoon the charge against John
Cafferty for deserting his wife was dh.missed,
the prosecutrix having died since the com
plaint was made.
A formal verdict of not guilty was taken in
the case of A. M. Wicks and others for nui
A verdict of not guilty was taken in the
matter of Amos Albright, indicted for the
larceny of some brass scraps from the foundry
of William Diller, of this city, Mr. Diller
not wishing to press the suit, as the defend
ant appears to be a boy of a weak mind.
Jacob Leman, charged with the larceny of
a watch in this city, was acquitted of the
Benjamin Jones, charged with being the
fttber of an illigitimate child with Emma
Williams, of this city, was found guilty and
received the usual sentence. Both parties are
Catharine Byerly, of Drytown, Rapho twp.,
was tried for malicious mischief, in throwing
stones at the house of Frederick Mums, who
lives opposite her father's residenee, endan
gering the lives of the inmates of Mr. Mama's
dwelling. It was alleged that Catharine wait
of a weak mind, a great tobacco-chewer, and
had frequent attacks of fits. She was con
victed, and sentenced to pay a fine of $W and
On Friday afternoon Stephen Skeen was
tried for assault and battery on William
Waters, of Strasburg; the jury found a ver
dict of not guilty, but directed that the costs
be divided between the parties.
Henry Firestine was complained against
by his wife, Susan Firestine, for deserting
her. The parties to the suit are from Penn-
Otte. The husband had three of their chil
dren in his possession, and the wife one. The
wife not wishing to go to housekeeping again
with her husband, the Court ordered the de
fendant to pay one dollar a week towards
maintaining the child which his wife has
Daniel Gohn married his wife Martha, at
Columbia, in May, 1866. Shortly afterw ards
he left for the west, leaving his wife behind,
and did not return until August, 1869. Dur
ing his absence she had two children, one of
which he owned, but very naturally repudi
ated the other, alleging that Martha had been
unfaithful. She alleges that she only retali
ated, as be bad gone off with another woman,
who had Fiven birth toe child of his begetting.
She did not, on the opinion of the Court, sus
tain the charge of desertion, with which she
charged him, anti the case was dismissed.
On Saturday morning, a colored man named
James Stalls, of Columbia, was charged with
tieing ."ineurrigible." The complaint wees
dismissed, on the defendant promising to
leave the classic precingts of "Tow Rill."
Trhis was the last case tried.i
The Grand Jury made their reptirt on Fri
day afternoon, in which they state that they
had returned forty-seves true bills, end ignor
ed forty -air! The usualstatement that " a
large nuMher of **Jig hen .were of, the
most .tirivial. ciitirootar;!. , &a. Thee' also P 69
the neuakcontaigiceeses so.the management) , of
,the Poet Bence, Hotpitel and Peillek ands to-'
commend an increase of the salary of the
keepers of the Hospital and Aims-house.