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LANCASTER CITY, YA.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28,1889.
Reonomy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
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"Hon. , ' M. S. Quay, who knows all
about the Legislative thieves, treasury
robbers and political bummers, compli
ments the "bumble individual" named as
"Mr. E. H. Rauch, editor of a Repub
lican paper in Lancaster, is after the Sen
ate clerkship. He is one of the most
adroit pilferers that ever infested Harris
burg,and will make the stationery account
howl if he gets into the Senate.,,
TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES.
(ien. 0. 0. Howard, the Commissioner
' of the Freedmens' Bureau, says in hi
annual report that to the oft-repeated slan
der that the negroes will not, work, and
are incapable of taking care of themselves,
it is a sufficient answer that their volun
tary labor has produced nearly all the
food that has supported the whole people,
besides a large amount of rice, sugar and
tobacco for export, and two millions of
bales of cotton each year, on which was'
paid into the United States Treasury dur
ing the years 1866 and 1867 a tax of more
than forty millions of dollars.
WHO THROWED DAT LAST "BRICK."
The XVth Amendment places a ballot
in the hand of every negro. No Demo
crat can swallow it.—Brick Pomeroy.
But suppose it also placed a bottle of
wine in the hand of every Democrat, how
many would refuse to swallow it then?
This conundrum is open to all children
under ten years of age.—Trc»ton Sentinel.
The editor of the Wheeling Intelligenecr
is of the opinion that "an editor who re
spects his obligations to tell the truth
about men and measures inevitably makes
many enemies; and the number grows
steadily with his length of service. Every
rascal whose toes he treads on, and every
demagogue whose purpose he thwarts, be
comes a life-long enemy. None of these
ever forget his offence, and as their num
ber constantly accumulates,. the honest
editor can always count on a large num
ber of implacable and bitter foes, ready to
stab him whenever the opportunity offers.
The general public whom he faithfully
serves are his friends, but only passively
so. They look upon him as entitled to no
special credit, because he only did his
duty; and they have none of the incentive
to zeal in his behalf that is felt against
him by the disappointed politician
whose tool he refused to become, or the
thieving lobbyman whom he exposed."
Our Wheeling cousin appears to speak
THE INCOME TAX.
Public o pinion—says a cotemporary—
appears to be strongly in favor of either
allowing the income tax law to expire by
its own limitation, or of cutting it down
to two or two and a half instead of five
per cent. as it is at present. • It is an an
odious tax, and as administered, unjust in
the extreme. Its original object was to
reach the capital not otherwise reached;
but in this it has failed. While people of
comparatively small incomes report
promptly and pay honestly, it is true, and
lamentable that it is true, thousands of
possessors of large incomes manage to
pay nothing and yet hold their heads up.
It is quite evident that' there should be a
remedy for this; either by a more rigid
enforcement of the law, or its repeal alto
gether. The effort of Commissioner Delano
for a revision of the returns, in the hope
of insuring honesty, may be preliminary
to deciding whether total repeal or a re
duction with amendments to enable him
to realize the objects of the law, will be
the best policy.
THEIR FINANCIAL SYSTEM.
The Legislative Ring which succeeded
last year, in total disregard of party
usage,Aß oustirog Gen. Irwin from the
office' of State Treasurer, and, at the
eleventh hour, bringing forward and forc
ing through an obscure, unknown indi
vidual, without the shadow of a claim up
on the public for such a position, have ac
complished their purpose by means of a
financial system that demands some little
ventilation beforepublic at this time.
Not 4ving the
weary amount of space
togice all the min detailtias we might
give, we will state, in a; genell way, how
the credit of the ring may be; and has
been, used in lieu of cash. Their credit
system differs from that of the general
government in this,that the ring issues no
greenbacks as other evidence of indebted
ness to the holder. It is a system of trust,
simply, and credit based entirely upon the
honor and high character of the contract
ting parties. But, the facts :
Last winter the Treasurership was set
up by securing a sufficient number of
members to constitute a majority of the
joint caucus, and made up of two classes
—those who were induced to go into the
arrangement on trust, and those who be
lieve in and strictly adhere to the cash
system. The latter were the fortunate
ones, and have now no back-standing ac
counts to settle. The former, however,
have not yet been paid up, and some of
them having been left out in the cold by
their constituents, are to-day pressing
their claims with extraordinary persist
ency. Their only hope is in appealing to
the pledged " honor” of the principals and
managers of the ring. The latter, as we
are reliably informed, have magnanimous
ly proposed that if these suffering credi
tors will bring up and assure the votes of
their successors, in support of the ring
and its candidates, at the coming session,
they will then pay up in full all back
standing accounts due them on last year's
job. Now, if the new members will only
agree to do this favor for the old ones
who preceded them, and vote in the
interest of the ring, they will then be
come creditors, and may present their
claims upon their successors next year,
in the same way.
The only difficulty . in the way of estab
lishing such a financial system is the lack
of confidence in the permanency of the
ring, by reason of the people's growing
disposition to burst it up. The only
way, probably, to assure regularity, and
system, and confidence, would be to have
the ring regularly incorporated, with au
thority-to sue and be sued, hold property,
real or personal in the name of the cor
poration; issue evidences of indebtedness,
and require its agents and treasurer to
give ample security. Stockholders should
also be held individually liable for all debts
contracted by the ring. Until they do
adopt some system of this kind, and be
come incorporated, we fear they will not
be able to hold together long enough to
carry them through successfully at the
coming session. Look out for a general
L 11410140 :3; Aklki:itl
We have before us a highly interesting
letter, in which the writer exhorts us to
quit publishing the productions of " Pit
Schwefflebrenner.” We give him the
benefit of his reasons by extracting the
following in regard to this " Pennsyl
vania Dutch" literature :
" is low literature, and objectionable
on account of its rutfarity, its profanity
and sarcasm. * * Printed in no lan
guage but in a low provincial biogue thatis
spoken by them, but still they see no In
terest in having it published iu a paper.
* I cannot recommend your paper
unless you leave out that Dutch—low
Dutch. They have low Dutch in Ger
many, but editors never conic down so
low as to put it in type. :f * As this
Lancaster County Dutch existed for the
last hundred years, you are giving no
new literature, and you are no discoverer.
Thus you must perceive, to your sad ex
perience, that the people are disgusted
with Schwefflebrenner 7 and such stuff. I
reveal this to you that you can save your
paper before it is utterly lost and put re
suscitation. So pleabe publish a beauti
ful selection. Also, have a scientific col
umn, and some religious intelligence. I
I hope you will ponder the matter, or you
will find perhaps that your own way will
stop your business. I voted for Lincoln,
Grant and tie Republican ticket. Thus
you see this complaint comes not from the
opposite party, but your own. But, by
all means, don't give your a Schwefflebren
ner letters as a quality to recommend
your paper. It will not take. You will
bring loss and sorrow down upon yourself.
* * But, kill Schwefflebrenner (I) and
all Lancaster County Dutch. (It is net
Pennsylvania Dutch—more than half the
State speak English.) In the next Presi
dential campaign you can revive him
(Schwefflebrenner) and he would be receiv
ed with new zest.
"Yours till ß
Our highly esteemed friend, it seems, is
" down on the Dutch," and even goes so
far as to recommend the killing, in cold
blood, of our well-tried friend and corre
spondent, Pit Schwalebrenner, and thus
make his own dear Bevvy a widow and
little Abey a poor, helpless orphan !
But, says our friend, we " can revive
him (Schwefflebrenner) in the next Presi
dential campaign, and he would be receiv
ed with new zest." But how could we
revive poor " Pit” after killing him ?
And suppose we'd kill him now, dead as
a mackerel, as you, Mr. A
would have us to do, and revive him at
the commencement of the next Presiden
tial campaign, how then, about Bevvy ?
Do you suppose she'd consent to endure
sorrowing and mourning widowhood dur
ing the entire period ofover two years, in
patient waiting for the revival or resusci
tation of even her own distinguished
and reconstructed Pit ? Never ! And
then, upon the re-appearance of Pit
among the living, just imagine the do
mestic scene at Schliflletown—Pit, Bevvy,
Abey and then, that other fellow—the
successor of the first named and step
daddy of his own dear little Abey !
But, the intense hatred towards this
low Dutchman, Schwefflebrenner, is ac
counted for by Mr. A— B-- in his
letter in which he also says :
" I never read the Schwettlebrenner
stuff myself," &c.
And that, probably is just what is the
matter with him. Ms education is evi
dently imperfect—too much of his time
wasted on the dead languages, and the
neglect of the living and real. We ven
ture to assert that the true reason why he
don't read the literature in question is be-
Cause he can't, and that he would if he
could. Nor can we imagine how any one
of the uneducated but well-meaning pat
rons of FATHER ABRAHAM can pro
nounce Pit Schweffiebrenner's letters
" vulgar," "low" or " profane" unless it
is because he spells "Philadelphia" by
beginning with a big "F." or "Jerusa
lem" with a little "g."
We therefore respectfully decline being
the assassin of our highly esteemed Penn
sylvania Dutch friend, Schwefflebrenner,
but, in the hope of pacifying Mr. A—
B and for the sake of variety, we
this week make room for a highly inter
esting letter from Bevvy, which will be
found on the fourth page and under the
proper Dutch head. "Pit" will doubt
less turn up again next week.
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The Beaver 4rgus—published at the
home of Gen. Irwin—of last week says :
" For the past week or two paragraphs
have appeared in several newspapers of
this State alleging that Mr. Mackey would
be renominated for State Treasurer, at
the approaching session of the Legislature
" without opposition. I) We do not know
who originated this " bit of information,"
nor from what locality in the State it
came, but our information on the subject
is very different. Unless we are greatly
mistaken General W e , W. Irwin, an hon
ored citizen of this county, will be a.can
didate for that position, and if moral char
acter, ability and official integrity have
as faithful friends in the Legislature as
they have in the ranks of the people, he
will be nominated and elected State Treas
urer beyond a peradventure. At the re
cent elution our professions and pledges
in favor of retrenchment and reform were
freely made and accepted by the voters of
the State, and it will not do to take a
backward step on these professions and
pledges now. The people expect them to
be fulfilled in good faith, and if our repre
sentatives soon to assemble at Harrisburg
intend to carry them out, and continue in
accord with their constituents on these
questions, they can perform no act that
will be more convincing of their good in
tentions than an earnest, active support
of General Irwin for State Treasurer. We
hope and trust he will secure this at their
OUR PHILADELPHIA LETTER.
Sentence of ..11aea and Dougherty—Jimmy
ll Fund—Brigham Young, Jr.—The
Haggerty heard from—The Avondale Be-
C ieken Cholera-Assessors' Returns-Gen
eral News, 6.e., 6.e.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24th, 1869.
Damt Ant: Mara and Dougherty, the two
represetuatives of the Whisky Ring who made
the attempt to assassinate Revenue Detective
Brooks, have received their just deserts. An
attempt was made to have a new trial; this was
not only denied them, but each sentenced on
Saturday, to pay a tine of $l,OO, and undergo
oonfinement at hard abor in the Eastern Peni
tentiary for nearly seven years. Mara, in being
taken from the Court House to the prison van,
attempted to escape by breaking away from his
officers, after the fashion of Haggerty, but,
notwithstanding that he was aided by a large
delegation of the ring who were loitering
around the crowd, the attempt proved unsuc
cessful, and the community can now congratu
late itself that he will attempt no more mur
ders, at least for the next seven years.
Speaking of Jimmy Haggerty reminds me
that he was convicted and sentenced a few
mouths since to undergo imprisonment for an
indefinite period in Cherry Hill ; but aided by
a crowd of the Fourth Ward Democracy, of
which he was an humble disciple, made his
e cape, and until the other day nothing had
been heard of the notorious Jimmy. A letter
from him to one of his cronies, states that he
is in Kentucky, which State he has made his
future home, and like the "repentant" rebels
of the South, all he now desires is to he let
The Treasurer of the Avondale Relief Fund
has made a financial settlement, and turned
over all the funds to the trustees in Luzerne
county. It appears from his report that over
thirty-five thousand dollars was contributed
Brigham Young, jr., who is direct from Salt
Lake City, is now in town, but what's his mis
sion lam unable to say. lie is accompanied
by Colonel Brent, formerly of the Sixth Mas
sachusetts Volunteers, and one of the Com
missioners of the Pacific Railway.
It is said that the cholera prevails to as
fearful extent among the turkeys and chick
ens in the neighboring counties. Within a
distance of twenty miles, in New Jersey and
Delaware, five thousand fowls are reported
to have died. This report don't appear to
injure the poultry trade in the least, how
ever, as over twelve thousand pounds of
chicken meat was shipped from on 3 station
on the Baltimore road this week.
By the returns of the assessors, made to
the City Commissioners, the following increase
in valuation is shown: Horses in 1867 were
valued at $112,705; in 1869-70, at $1,463,-
223; carriages in 1867, $125,828; in 1869-70,
$743,757; the total number of watches re
turned in 1867 was said to be 4710, and for
At the Anniversary of the Pennsylvania
Peace Society, held here during the week, a
letter was read from Pere Hyacinthe, declin
ing an invitation to be present.
Edward Smith, charged with the murder of
hn Hughes, on Chestnut street bridge, on
Oat. 2d, is now being tried before Judges
Pitiree and Pozen in the Oyer and Terminer.
NATIONAL MILITARY , ASYLUM,
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 15th, 1869.
Editors Father Abraham:
Thinking that a few lines from Ohio might
be interesting to the numerous readers of
your truly patriotic journal, 1 have taken the
liberty to write you a short letter. The Na
tional Soldiers' Home is located three miles
west of the city of Dayton, on an eminence
cot:Landing a fine view of the city and the
Miami Valley for miles around. The institu
tion contains at the present time over one
thousand disabled soldiers. Of this number
there are 122 men with only one arm, 159
with one leg, and five have lost both legs. In
connection with the Home, we have a large
and commodious music hall, chapel, school
room, librb.ry and reading room, where 00
daily and 150 weekly papers are kept On file.
Our school is in splendid working order, and
is well patronized by the inmates. Miss H.
J. Eaton, a live Yankee school ma'am, is the
principal, and discharges the duties of her
position in a manner quite satisfactory to her
numerous scholars. This school is in many
respects different from other schools. Whilst
other teachers are engaged in teaching "the
young idea how to shoot," Miss Baton
is here engaged in teaching "the old ides
how to shoot," and I am proud to say
these old scholars are making com
mendable progress. Having proved them
selves fully able to shoot rebels on the
battle-field, they now prove themselves able
to shoot after knowledge. We have now in
course of erection and nearly completed, a
large hospital, capable of accommodating
sin undred men. This building is the largest
of its kind in the United States, if not in the
world, and is the object of great attraction and
interest to every visitor to our Home. We
have also in course of erection a church, built
entirely of stone, and in the Gothic style of
architecture. Our chaplain, Rev. William
Earnahaw, is an eloquent preacher, a true
Christian, a kind friend to the soldier, and is
very popular with the inmates. In connec
tion with the Home, we have a postoffice with
a disabled soldier for postmattter. In a word,
we have a town of our own here, and though
but two years old, is improving rapidly. We
are connected by telegraph with the city of
Dayton and the rest of the world. Any of
our Pennsylvania friends visiting this part of
Ohio would do well to pay us a visit. They
will find an orderly at headquarters who
will take them through the different buildings,
and will show them every attention. But
fearing I have made my letter already too
long, I must close. More anon.
ST tNLLY RrEIBELL
TnE Harrisburg Daily Telegraph will
be furnished during the session of the
Legislature at $1.50. It gives all the pro
ceedings of importance, and a good por
tion of the debates. The Weekly Telegraph
will be furnished during the session at 50
cents—or $1.50 a year. The Telegraph
is one of the best papers in the State.
Address George Bergner, publisher.
of the senior editor of Father Abraham,
as drawn by the editor of the liiror, in
the last issue of that paper."—Lancaster
Jack admire the "photograph" of the
Soldiers' Monument paper, does he?
Well, all right. Of course he has the
same admiration for the one taken of him
self by the same elegant artist some months
RESUMPTION OF SPECIE PAYMENTS.
Hon. E. G. Spauldbkg, of Buffalo,N. Y.,
who was one of the ablest advocate of the
legal tender act in Congress at the time of
its passage, has recently published a finan
cial history of the war, which is said to be
an able and valuable work. Mr. Spaulding
favors the policy of a speedy resumption of
specie payments, and since the publication
of his book he has received a letter from At
torney-General Hoar, endorsing its views.
Mr. Hoar bays :
I am one of those who believed that it was
the interest as well as the duty of the nation
to return at once to the true and solid stand
ard of value as soon as active hostilities
ceased ; that we shoud have treated the cur
rency as we did our armies—regarding the
volunteers and the greenbacks alike as neva
sities of war, to be dispensed with as fast as
possible on the return of peace. I think we
made a great mistake is not doing so ; that
the shortest method was the safest and best ;
that the only way to reach the object is by a
steady and persistent contraction of the our
rency—a painful process whenever it comes,
no doubt, but harder and worse for us the
longer it is delayed. I hope that Congress
will address itself with courage and constancy
to the solution of the problem as soon as it
meets ; and will feel assured that the Ameri
can people have intelligence enough to sup
port those who do it. My views on the sub
ject are of little importance to anybody; but,
as an American citizen, I should be sorry and
ashamed to find my country unable and un
willing, in a time of peace and prosperity, to
provide for its over•due paper.
Letters of substantially the same purport
have also been received by Mr. Spaulding
from Hon. Horace Maynard and Hon. Chas.
Sumner, and there seems to be good reason
therefore to suppose that the Administration
will give its influence in favor of the policy
of an early resumption.
JOB PRDITIN O.
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, Programmes,
Posters, &0., &0., printed in the best style and
At reasonable rates, at the FATHER ABRA
HAM Job Printing Office. Orders by mail
promptly attended to.
Pius : A fox chase, several free tights,
&c., &c., took place at the Park hotel, on
the New Holland turnpike,
city, on Thanksgiving day. There was very
little business for our police on that day. The
city was quieter than was to be expected. But
few arrests were made, and they were caused
by a two free use of tangle-foot whisky.
The "villa" of Jas. M. Clark, near the city
reservoir, was visited by burglars on Sunday
night a week. They carried off some articles
of clothing, and regaled themselves with
some provisions found in the cellar.
Dr. Alex. Craig, of Columbia, assisted by
several other physicians, operated success
fully on William Brew, f West Hempfleld
twp., on Friday a week. The patient is doing
Some mean thief stole a gold pen from our
typographical brother Alderman Wiley, the
other day. What business has a printer with
a gold peu, anyhow?
The American steamer, of this city, threw
water a distance of two hundred and ninety
two feet and six inches, at a trial on Thanks
giving day. So far, the American is ahead.
The Columbia Herald says that Robert
Crane, of Columbia, is engaged in purchasing
the right of way for the Columbia and Port
Deposit Railroad Company, between Colum
bia and Turkey Hill, and that this road will
be hint at no distant day.
Allen C. Snyder has been appointed post
master at Stevens, in West ooealloo-twp., ia
place of S. K. Slabach, resigned.
The Inland Insurance and Deposit Com
pany, of this city, have declared a dividend
of four per cent. for the butt six months earn
The Quarryville hotel property was sold at
public sale on Saturday last, by Wm. J. Hess,
to Benj. Fritz, sr., for $3,002 ; it will here
after be closed as a hotel.
On Saturday morning bust a farmer started
-homewards from market in his wagon. Just
outside the city he hitched his horse to the
fence, and started on foot across the fields to
EMI a farmer on business. Persons in the
neighborhood suspecting from his move
ments that the gentlemen bad stolen the
horse and wagon, brought them into town,
and handed them over to Mayor Atka. Soon
after the owner made his appearance in a very
bad humor, and after explanations got his
property and started on his way in a very un
amiable mood, nut relishing the joke.
Mr. Geo. W. Mahaffey, of Marietta, last
year lost a large member of choice breeds of
chickens by the disease now prevailing so
fatally among these fowls. This year, when
the disease manifested itself, he began treat
ment, and was successful in curing all oases.
The remedy oonsiets in administering a two-
grain calomel pill—one pill to be administered
each morning. Two pills usually effect a
cure, and three are certain to do it. Mr.
Mahaffey has cured some very desperate
cases by this treatment. Any druggist can
prepare the pills.
An overcoat valued at $75 was left in the
"Lancaster train," on Wednesday evening
of last week, by Mr. Howard Potts, of Min
nesota, in leaving the cars at the depot in
this city. He reoovered it on Friday in a
basin 'rosary in Columbia, kept by a woman
named Zink. It had been taken from the car
while on its way to the " old depot," where
the oars are housed for the night, by her son,
a half grown boy.
Sheriff Frey gave a fine entertainment to
his friends at Fagan's Fountain Int, South
Queen street, on Friday evening last, to sig
nalize his retirement from the Sheriff's office
on the Ist of December.
On Sunday afternoon, Rev. Geo. Frans of
Reading, baptised W. W. Beardslee , of Freer,
city, in the Conestoga at the City Mills.
On Monday last Mr. Daniel Reisman of
this city, received the sad inte ll igence o f
death on the Ist inst., of is soMin-lsw, Rev.
J. J. Hook, Moravian Missionary to the
West Indies. He leaves a wife and six chil
A Court of Common Pleas for Lancaster
county is in session in the Court House this
The dedication of the new Union Presbyte
rian Church at Union Village, in Colerain
twp., this county, has been postponed, and
will not take place as announced on the 26th
MO Aiken, of Paradise-twp., died on the
11th met., from a stroke of apoplexy.
The Union National Bank of Mt. Joy has
declared a semi-annual dividend of four per
A rule was granted on last Saturday to
show cause why the Sheriff's sale of the Lan
caster Locomotive Works sold to George K.
Reed, should not be set aside.
Hon. Chas. Sumner lectures on the "Ques
tion of Caste," in Fulton Hall this evening.
A. lady's gold watch, a heavy gold chain,
and two gold rings were stolen from the resi
dence of Andrew Eichholtz, •in the Express
buildings, on last Friday.
Samuel Richards, son of Luther Richards,
of this city, with Wm. E. Thompson, of
Philadelphia, have gone into the banking
business in that city, the title of the firm
being "Richards & Thompson."
Samuel Shreiner (not our genial friend
Sam. of the Collector's office,) was taken be
fore Mayor Atlas, on Saturday, and by him
committed to prison in default of bail for
offering at the Lancaster County National
Bank a check purporting to have been drawn
by Samuel Royer.
Joseph H. Barclay, D. D. of Easton, Pa.,
recently elected Pastor of St. John's Lutheran
Church, of this city, has declined to accept
The first of Prof. Frank Stouch's soirees
took place in Fulton Hall on Tuesday even
The First Annual Ball of the Junior Ameri
can Mechanics Association took place at
Fulton Hall last evening.
The Friendship Fire Company of this city
have ordered a hose carriage from William P.
Frazer, of Philadelphia.
William Livingston was before the Mayor
on Tuesdry charged with stealing a horse
from Levi M. Stoner, of West Hempfteld
to w nship. Early in the morning the supposed
thief offered the horse for sale at Landis'
Mill, in Manor township. and beingipspected
was arrested by the Constable of litt, town
ship and brought to this city. The owner
shortly after came along and identified the
property and in default of bail Livingston
Capt. Jae. Lewis, eon of ex-Chief Justice
Lewis, formerly of this city, has been pro
moted to be Major 11. S. Marine Corps.
The following have been elected Directors
of the Inland Insurance and Deposit Com
pany for the ensuing year: H. E. Muhlen
burg, S. W. P. Bayd, David Hartman, J 01217
W. Jackson, John A. Hiestand, James L.
Reynolds, Wm. B. Fordney, Samuel Niseley,
W. M. Wiley, W. P. Brinton, F. Shroder, 0.
J. Dickey, Benjamin S. Muhlenburg.
Two boys named Stambaugh and Stager,
aged respectively 18 and 18 years, got into an
altercation in Mount Joy, a few days ago,
when the latter stabbed the former, inflicting
a serious wound.
Thomas J. Grover, of Schuylkill, Chester
county, threshed 200 sheaves, from which he
took 36 bushels of oats. It was the Canada
The Corner Stone of a new Methodist
Church at Millersville, was laid on Sunday
The high compliment paid by the Grand
Jury, to Mr. Steinheiser, the humane and
gentlemanly Steward of the County Hospital
is a well merited one. He is a capital officer,
and should be continued in the position.
The new two-story dwelling house, of
Moyer Hoover near Ephrata Mountain
Spring, was, on Saturday night at le o'clock,
destroyed by lire, supposed to be the work of
Governor Geary has remitted the $l,OOO
bail forfeited by Joseph Huber and Isaac
Mishler, sureties of Lewis Suter, indicted in
the Quarter Sessions two or three years ago,
and who failed to appear for trial.
Hugh Carson, who keeps a beer saloon in
Rockland street, this city, was stabbed with
a dirk knife in five places, by Elizabeth Culp,
a disreputable woman, on Monday night
last. The woman and her sister entered his
place, intoxicated, and were abusive. While
putting one of them out, Elizabeth stabbed
him. Both were arrested and put in prison,
to await the result of Carson's injuries.
THE COVET LAST WEEK— Tuesduit After
noon : John Burrell pleaded guilty to the
charge of stealing a bushel of coal from Scott
Patton, of Columbia, and was sentenced to
thirty days' imprisonment.
Catharine Krouse pleaded guilty of the
larceny of a pair of boots belonging to John
N. Eby, and was sentenced to jail for a period
of six months.
Henry Wilson, who pleaded guilty to the
charge of stealing a gold watch from Benja
min Lintfler, was sentenced to an imprison
ment of six months.
David Millor swore that he caught Sarah
Guttekunsht stealing corn from the field of
Kooser, at Sporting Hill, but Henry
Breneman testified that Miller had told his
story differently at other times, and the de
fendant was acquitted. .
William H. Green, colored, was indicted for
stealing $5O from a boy named Jacob Hoover,
wito was in the employ of John Newhouser,
of Sadsbury township, Chester county, to
whom the money belonged. The evidence
not being clear against Green, the District At
torney did not press a conviction, and a ver
dict of not guilty was taken.
The same defendant was put upon trial for
breaking into the dwelling of Martha A.
Black, of Salisbury township, and stealing
some clothing and a small sum of money, and
found guilty. An arrest of judgment was al
lowed, in order that reasons for a new trial
might be filed, on the ground that Green had
been sentenced to prison on Monday on anoth
Mary Reedy and Thomas Jones were charg
ed with robbing the money drawer of Philip
Stoner, who keeps a store in West King St.,
this city, on the 25th of September last. They
visited the store together, and Jones offered
to sell a ring; but as Mr. King was not a pur
chaser, they left, and directly afterwards a
tin box, in which there was about $lO was
discovered to be missing from his drawer.
Mr. King followed and caught them a short
distance from his store, though Jones gave
him a short chase. The tin box was found
concealed among some grass, but the paper
in which the money was wrapped was found
on Jones' person when before the Mayor. The
counsel for defendant relied for an acquittal
on the ground that the money stolen was not
proved to have been taken by the prisoner.
The Court, however, in reference to this plea,
remarked that if a cow were stolen and the
skin and horns of the animal should be found
in possession of any one, the presumption
would follow that the person who had the
skin and horns also knew all about the body
of the cow. The parties were tried separate
ly, and both found guilty. Mary was sen
tenced to two months to prison, she having
made a statement to the Court which had the
effect of mitigating the punishment. Jones
was sentenced to nine month's imprisonment.
A tramper named Marcus Buppy was tried
for rape on Leah Horst, a girl of about 18
years of age, and of weak mind, being subject
to epilepsy. The evidence was not very clear,
from the fact that the girl herself oonkl not be
produced on the stand, on account of the con
dition of her mind and health. The jury
found Bnppy guilty, and he was sentenced to
a line of one hundred dollars and au impris
onment of four years in the county prison.
William Donson, a colored boy, about 13
years of age, and who resides in Marietta,
Cleaded guilty of the larceny of a watch from
harles Powers. The boy was sent to the
House of Remo.
On Wednesday morning, John Martin was
tried for Malicious Mischief, in cutting and
tearing the curtains and cushions of a wagon
belonging to Miller & Hartman, of this city.
Several witnesses testified positively that
they saw Martin commit the deed while Mr,.
Henrietta Albert, who keeps a drinking shop
adjoining the place where the affair occurred,
testified that Martin was in there, when she
saw a man she did not know do the act. The
jury brought in a verdict that Martin was
not guilty, but directed him to pay the costs!
Mark Metzroth was tried for assault and
battery. While gunning in the neighborhood
of Binkley's mill, on the Columbia turnpike,
on the 12th of September, some shot from his
gun passed through a window in the dwelling
of John Asteu, striking a small boy, without,
however, entering the deal. Before the case
was cot:minded, the Court adjourned to Fri
day morning on account of Thursday being
On Friday morning the trial of Metzroth
was concluded. The fury returned a verdict
of not guilty, but directed that the costs be
divided between the prosecutor and defend
John Carrol pleaded guilty of stealing a
pi ece o f goods from the dry goods store of
John P. Myer, in West King-st., and was
sentenced to an imprisonment of six months
iu the Lancaster County Prison.
Frank Hinder pleaded guilty of au assault
and battery on John Crawford, and was sen
tenced to pay costs of suit.
Samuel Broadbeck was indicted fur the lar
ceny of a turkey from Christian Binkley by
shooting it on his premises. The jury found
him guilty, and recommended him to mercy.
Judge Long stated that the Court had some
doubts as to his guilt, and, therefore, impos
ed a sentence of only ten days' imprisonment.