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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCES SATURDA Y. JANUARY 10, 1880.
SATUBDAY EVENING, JAN. 10, 1880.
What If ayes Thought.
While 11. 13. Hayes was dodging around
the country in the last days of Decemler,
endeavoring te avoid Grant, he was over
taken in New Jersey by one of the fresli
young men of Mr. Jay Gould's Tribune.
Observing that the youth said " culture "
and that his hair was parted in the mid
dle, our llabby fraud readily fell into a
characteristic interview with him. The
youth desired, of course, te knew what
Hayes thought about Maine, because, we
suppose, Mr. Hayes had nothing te de
with the matter, and his views were of
no sort of consequence te any mortal.
But Hayes had opinions weak, washy
opinions which he seemed extremely
anxious te squirt abroad through this
callow medium, and he ran copiously
the moment he was lapped. He thought
Merrill's questions were well enough
as far as they went: but lie didn't
"think it would eoire te that"
that is, te the questions" the Dem
ocrats would back down ; " an " un
derstanding would be come te." and
the people of Maine had .se much
"culture"' Hayes always says cul
ture" that they could hardly be ex
pected te siibmitlte the law of the land
as expounded by a Greenback governor
and council. Hayes thought there would
be no lighting. A " few foolish men. and
there were always such "meaning per
haps his old enemy Blaine, little Hale,
Beulelle, and the rest might attempt a
disturbance, but it would come te noth
ing. His idea was that the men who had
received certificates and according te law
" appear te be elected " would refuse te
lake the seats and give them te the men
who de net appear te have been elected.
They will say. "in equity at least you are
entitled te your seats and you may have
them for us." This certainly is a very
remarkable sentiment for Hayes te ex
press. We have no doubt, however, that
such rellectiens occur te him every quar
ter day when lie receives the salary due
te Mr. Tilden, but we de net recollect
that he has ever endorsed ever te their
rightful owner a single warrant. Mr.
Tilden's case was very different from
this affair in Maine, lie was entitled te
his seat net only in equity but in law.
His majority was enormous ; it was le
gally and regularly returned, and there
was net a soul from Maine le Texas te
dispute it. Hut it was fraudulently and
forcibly suppressed, and under cover of
Grant's bayonets assembled for the pur
pose Hayes sneaked into Washington
and en the night of March :d privately
took the oath of office, and the next day
assumed the place te which lie and all
the world knew Mr. Tilden had been
elected. But he evidently imagines we
have made great progress since that time
se niuchpregress indeed.that the consti
tution and laws of a state may be set
aside, while candidates settle among
themselves who has been elected without
regard te the legal count in the lirst in
stance, or the reviws of the Legislature
in the second and last instance.
Tim political harlequin of the Lancas
ter Jnfjniin; who in his time plays many
parts, and who hashes ujt bull beef or
scrubby perk for his boarders, according
te their factional proclivities, thinks the
editor of the Intkli.iekxckk is a
Mether Geese in local politics, " se anx
ious te get up a quarrel among the He
publicans, that he makes his object tee
apparent, and henceforth defeats his pur
pose." Thereupon, lest anybody should
anticipate the Jiujuhxr'a functions, it
proceeds te promote harmony in its party
by belaboring Chairman Eshleman for
net providing for a primary meeting for
the election of delegates te the state con
vention : gives the party in Ohie a whack
for nominating GarJield, who "belongs
te the Ohie school of Hepubliean politi
cians, and was one of the ardent support
ers of the ' conciliation party,"' which
proved such a lamentable failure ; de
nounces the third term as objectionable
te nine-tenths of the local Hepublicans ;
sneers at " the great army of Hefermers
who regard Mr. Hayes as their leader ;"'
advises the Hepubliean prison inspectors
that they ' have made a mistake in abol
ishing the office of matron:" is sarcastic
at Hayes's professed civil service re
form; scores Congressmen .Smith for se
persistently opposing Capt. Nat Ellmak-
ers appointment as census supervisor
that he preferred "the appointment
should go te another county rather than
that Mr. E. should be chosen ;" and gets
in a word against the Hepubliean lady
managers of the Heme for Friendless
Children who object l the admission of
Altogether the Imjiu.xr man as a pro
moter of harmony in his party, is such a
success, that we incline te leave him te
his task. He has possibly found a better
way te get te Congress than te put up his
slake with the bull ring payable en de
livery of the nomination.
Si'KAKicn Haxdai.l was in his place
en the lloer of the Heuse defending the
report of the committee en the revision
of the rules, of which lie was chairman.
He cannot be accused of any selfish in
terest in the matter, sinee the new rules
abridge the power of his office. He is
consistent in urging such amendments te
the rules as will prevent the leg-rolling
of subsidy steals, and these piratical
combination of river and harbor appro
priations in the closing days of the ses
sion. Ne higher compliment can be paid
te his integrity and representative fitness
than the complaint of Philadelphia job
bers, that lie will net, even at their re
quest and te enrich some of his own con
stituents, join in the frequent cembina
tiens of representatives te plunder the
public treasury by a union of local jobs.
If the committee appointed by the last
Legislature te revise the tax laws of Penn
sylvania has any work before it, it is te
suggest such amendments as will divert
most of the unduly large sums new paid
into the sinking fund te the general ac
count, se that hereafter the public
schools and charities need net go begging
te an empty treasury, while millions,
barren of interest or of profit te the state,
are idle in the banks of these who enjoy
the state treasurers favor.
Governer IIeyt lias carried out his
rumored purpose te apjipiuL Stanley
Woodward te the vacancy en the Lu
zerne bench caused by Judge Harding's
resignation, and the distinguished con
sideration shown by a Hepubliean gov
ernor te an able and iiilluential Democrat,
though of a lineage renowned for judi
cial ability, will revive the charge that
the same personal lriendship which in
spired it moved Mr. Woodward in 1878
te sacrifice his parly fealty te his private
relations. Nevertheless, the Hepublicans
of Luzerne, de net seem te be satisfied
with their governor's performance, and
we hear from Wilkesbarre and vicinity
that a storm of indignation has been
aroused, which, se far, has manifested
itself in angry denunciation of the gov
ernor, threats of excommunication from
the councils of the party, and expressions
of indifference as te his fate and that of
the Hepubliean party, while the IIeyt
club men are inarching around tearing
down and defacing tiie portraits of the
governor which they had admiringly left
up since the campaign.
Tjikuk is imminent danger that Cor Cor
oner Mishler and Docter Compleu will
be called out te Millersville shortly, te
sit upon a sad case of spontaneous com
bustion. Jehn II. Laudis writes te the
7'iy.ss tiiat " the unquenchable lire of
Tliad. Stevensism "' is burning in him.
If this important information is true
Laudis will be devoured by the consum
ing flame. The lack of a legislative ses
sion this winter only adds fuel for the
prospective conflagration. Hemeved from
the dampening atmosphere that impends
ever the banks of the .Susquehanna, Lau
dis is in the hazardous condition of tindeP
and unless there be an immediate caucus
called in the parlors of the Lochiel man
sien and Johnny be given a chance te
lecture Den. MillersviHe will have an il
Mr. 15i, aim, emphatically denies that he
hail anything te de with bribing or at
tempting te biibc anybody. Mulligan ;
Oi.ivkk Wi:m)i:i.i. 1Iei.mi: is a most
vigilant pi oef reader. He sees every
comma and semicolon am! fellows the pi in
ter till the moment of going te press.
It is believed that A. J. Kai'kkmax,
esq., of Columbia will lie one of the dele
gates from this county letlie national con
vention. Hew would Brether C. S. de.'
lie is for Hayes and a second term.
Mrs. Guant is quoted as having said
that the happiest period of her life and the
general's was when they lived in Galena
"in a small brick house and kept one ser
vant." Mr. II. E. Si.av.i.xi:i: has been elected
president of the L'nien fire company for
the twenty-fifth time. lie is the man for
the place and the company and he aie
alike te be congratulated that he fits se
W. K. IiiTKixcuAM, esq., late of the
Alteena Cull, and earlier of the Lancaster
press, has joined Mr. Mulliu in the editor
ial and business control of the Bedford In
quirer (Hep.), from which S. J. Jerdan re
tires en account of failing health.
Liszt is very fend of solitude, and .spends
much time at his beautiful lonely Heman
villa with no ether companions than his
piano and his studies. His .surroundings
are all very simple, and in the coldest
weather he has no tire, except a bariier of
Jehn Kkm.v, having questioned the ac
curacy of the New Yerk Hiiii'k statement
of its ch dilation, its publisher, J. W.
England, offers te bet him $5,000, for the
benefit of the Catholic orphanage, that it
is true, a committee of three, Kelly being
one, te make the examination.
Mrs. Scott-Si nuexs, well known te
amusement-loving people, has separated
from her husband and states the fact thus :
"Upen my travel in England in May last,
we separated by mutual consent, 1 giving
him a valuable piece of properly worth
probably i'30, 000, located at New Zealand,
which was the net profits of my three
years engagement in Australia."
Mr. Tkxxvmix of whom it has before
been stated that he was a Spiritualist is
said te have se firm a conviction as te per
senal immortality that lie cannot bear the
slightest contradiction en that subject.
That unlucky friend or acqaintancc who
happens te question the belief in his pres
ence is silenced with very little, ceremony
by the irate peel.
Evarts has a peer opinion of Pennsylva
nia, and asks: " Who of its public men
if advertised te speak upon a political
question, say in the Cooper Institute, New
Yerk, or the Academy of Music, Philadel
phia, could till either with an audience,
and whose speech would be telegraphed
throughout the Union te the newspapers,
and would attract the attention of the
country and create comment? Whatman
in Pennsylvania could make a speech in
Philadelphia that would interest people
outside of that immediate vicinity of the
.state?'' Heferrcd te Cameren and his
contempt for "them d d literary fellers."'
The scene in which Governer Gaucki.en"
leek leave of his council is described as
having been very affecting, and one coun ceun coun
cileor, Dr. Parker, broke down in his
speech ami was unable te go en. Mr.
Fogg referred te the governor's past life,
te the estimation in which Lcwislen always
held him, te his professional career, and
finally te his liiiaueial condition, here dis
closing a fact which probably lias never
been published. It is alleged that the gov
ernor, who is net new in se flourishing cir
cumstances as at one time, and whose pro
fessional business has, of course, been in.
terfercd with by his absence from town,
and the odium he has incurred through
the recent proceedings, has, within a few
weeks, had iccuiiiary inducements held
out le him le affect his official action : but
the governor is net that kind of a man.
"Jennie June " says that among the
near friends of the Dickkxs family there
is no mystery about the cause of the
novelist's separation from his wife. Hut
the true reason for it has been kept
from the public with remarkaele loyalty
te the reputation and memory of a popular
author,and even at the expense of a suffer
ing woman, who lived and endured but
made no sign. The nearest te a vindica
tion of the wife of twenty five years and
mother of ten children, which her sister
and daughter have permitted themselves, is
the publication of her husband's letters
before any person had conic between them
hrtfmw 4lin i'IinjliH if liar, utrnliinf inn wm I
the woman who blasted her life had
crossed her path. That woman was a
young governess. She was well provided
for by Mr. Dickens's will and went abroad
te Heme seen after his death, wearing
deep mourning and carrying letters te
some of his American friends there, who
were net net informed until a considerable
time afterward of her true relations te the
author of "Pickwick" and "David
LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS
Fer Saturday Night Perusal and Sunday
Reflection. I'nOK. PnocTenguesses that the earth is
100,000.000 years old at least. We always
knew it was a hard old world.
TiiKitK arc quite a number of residents
of Detroit, says the Free Press, who arc
Chi i.stians en the European plan.
A iii;xDiu:e years age the Meravians
baptized the lirst negre convert in Dutch
Guiana. New the mission has 23,301
A xi;w Hussian church temple is te be
dedicated at Moscow, in August next. It
was begun in 1803, and cost ever $13,000,-
Tin-: Churchman gives a list of twenty
seven ministers of ether denominations
who, within a single twelvemonth, have
been officially received into or for the min
istry of the Protestant Episcopal church.
Miss McNkai., the conductor of a Japa
nese Sunday school paper, writes that the
Japanese teachers desire true stories, rath
er than fiction, which is usually offered te
Tiik debt of Emanuel Heferined Episco
pal church, Newark, N. J., has been
raised. Ten thousand uellars was .sub
scribed through the labors of Mr. Kim
ball, and $12,500 of indebtedness was as
sumed bv a friend of the church.
AsTiEAXeuu dropped a wallet contain
ing $e,000 en the streets of Fair Play, Cel.
and the citizens let it lie there until he
came back for it. They thought it was
some new feature introduced into the
A Uxitaiuax preacher, who has been
delivering popular sermons in Hartferd,
Conn., against the Divine paternity
of Jesus, inquires reverently why the
scriptures give as his genealogy the de
scent from David te Jeseph, if he was net
really the " son of David" by right of his
earthly father's heritage.
At the opening of the Greenback con
ference in Washingten.Chairnian March's
call en llcv. Dc La Matyr for prayer was
received with hisses and cries, " We came
here for business ; every man te his own
trade." After considerable wrangling and
dispute the lloesier parson was permitted
te invoke the Divine blessing upon the
proceedings of the assembly.
CextKitxiNO the mysteries of the
Trinity Mr. Hcechcr frankly says : "That
there was a reason in the method of Divine
existence why Ged should be called some
times Father, sometimes, Sen, and some
times Hely Spirit I believe ; but what the
nature of Ged was, and hew these three
persons, if you cheese te call them per
sons, or names, if you cheese te call them
names hew they were uited, or what was
their province, no one knows, anil no one
is wise who thinks he does."'
Ix the matter of collecting benevolent
coun'tributiens in church, there is a prac
tical difference between bags and plates,
as a writer in the Londen Truth shows by
the follewing: "I advised the clergy
last week who complain of the small coins
that find their way into the offertory bags
te substitute basins. One of the most
witty of our judges say that when he gees
en circuit he attends church en Sundays
with a threepenny piece in one pocket and
a sovereign in the ether. ' If there is a
bag,' he observes, ' I get off with three
pence, but if there is a plate it costs me
the sovereign.' "
Joux Wesi.ky's red cornelian seal is new
the property of a collector in England. It
is engraved with a Heman cress standing
en a small mound or elevation, and sur
mounted by a five-pointed celestial or
" martyr's crown." The motto which sur
rounds it is inscribed in English and in
Heman type : " He thou faithful unto
death." The same collector owns the arm
chair of Dr. Watts ; it is one of the quaint
old diamond seated chairs. Martin
Luther's betrothal-ring has come into the
possession of a Dusseldorf jeweler. A
Silesian nobleman was the last owner, and
its authenticity is fully attested by docu
ments. The ring is of geld, and bears the
inscription : " Dr. Martine Luthcre, Cath
arina v. Bera. 1", Juni, 1525." It is elab
orately carved te represent the passion of
our Saviour. In the middle is the crucifix
ion, and en cither side are shown the ham
mer, nails, ladder, sponge, hyssop, etc. The
head of the high priest also appears, and a
group of Heman soldiers ; and there is a
tiny wiby te represent a drop of the sacred
The "Way or the World.
A force of special revenue officers were
recently lired en by illicit distillers in
Wilkes county, N. C. The revenue offi
cers, being reinforced, made a thorough
raid through the district, and captured ten
distilleries and two men. The prisoners
were taken te Wilkcsbore' and held in
$1,000 each for trial.
Near Cambridge, Texas, en Thursday,
M. A. Seay, supposed te be insane, weiit
te the house of J. N. Land, and, without
provocation, shot him dead. Seay then
went te the house of Samuel Tubbs, and
shot him five times, inflicting fatal wounds.
Seay then went te another house, informed
a man named Legan of what he had done,
and committed suicide.
James Hegcrs, for many years president
of the Hegcrs iron company, at Au Sable
Ferks, died at Whitehall, N. J. last even
ing. Jeshua A. Morten, known te Califor Califer
nians as " Emperor" Morten, dropped
dead in San Francisce en Thursday night
A trust deed executed by the late Leon Leen
ard Case, of Cleveland, Ohie, was publish
ed yesterday, conveying te his attorney as
trustee about $250,000 worth of property,
the income of which is te be used for the
establishment of the "Case Scheel of An.
Gov. Heyt has granted a charter for the
erection of a bridge ever the Schuylkill en
Walnut street, Philadelphia.
The next state fair will be held in the
permanent exhibition building and the pre
miums will feet up $20,000.
There is excitement up in Tyrene, be
cause some of the church people have been
scandalized ever a phantom party.
Jeseph Fluegcl was fatally injured by a
gas explosion at the Merdccai shaft,
Wilkcsbariv, en Thursday, and died yes
terday. Jeseph Weiser. residing near Stocker Stecker
town, Northampton county, was thrown
out of his buggy and killed en Thursday
The frame house of Geerge Keinmercr,
at Zionville, Upper Milferd, Lehigh county
was destroyed by fire with all its contents,
consisting of 1I,000 cigars and a sum of
money. As far as is known, the fire ei igi
nated at a defective stove pipe. The
building is insured.
The seven mammoth hogs killed by the
proprietor of the Broadway house, Milten,
en New Year's day, weighed as fellows :
773, 510. 4'.)4, 505L .".01, r,07 and 43:!,
making a total of 3" 7324 pounds. Six of
these porkers were only fourteen months
old, and the heaviest was a little ever two
The enlv objection raised against the
appointment of Mrs. Johnsten, widow of
ex-Governer Johnsten, as postmistress at
Kittanning, is that she is net a resident
of the county. As she is strongly sup
ported, however, by persons in that and
adjoining counties, together with an im
posing array of political influence, headed
1 y Cameren and IIeyt, it is prebablcl that
this objection will be overruled, provided
she takes up her residence at Kittanning
The petrified child in the family of J.
A. Kinsley, of New Philadelphia, centin
ues te attract general attention, and is
considered by all who have seen it te be
the wonder of wonders. The hardness has
gradually spread ever the entire body,
some portions being se hard that net the
slightest indentation can be made. The
case is said te be without a parallel in the
history of the country, and tnc singular
disease has thus far baillcd all medical
skill. Hew the child can live in this sol
idified state is the greatest mystery. The
parents arc greatly grieved ever its sad
affliction, and are doing everything in their
power for its relief.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The Maryland Legislature in joint con
vention re-elected IJarnes Compten for
state treasurer for Ine ensuing two year
Allen Mathis, a colored murderer, was
hanged in the jail yard at ilmingten, .S
A large grain elevator and freight depot
arc te be erected at Atchison, Kansas, by
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail
Of 20e hogs shipped from Montreal for
Glasgow by the steamship Barnard ( astle,
140 died en the passage from malignant
In Cincinnati a heavy rain caused an
overflow from a sewer en Denham street
near Brighten, causing damage te the ex
tent of $30,000 te $100,000.
Lawrence J. Kigncy, treasurer of the
Shields library association, the largest pub
lic organization in Wilmington, has been
held in heavy bail for court en the charge
of embezzling the funds entrusted te his
care. The amount confiscated is $000.
Higncy is an extensive tea dealer.
The number of immigrants who arrived
at New Yerk during December was 8,201,
against 3,317 dining the corresponding
month of 1878. The number who arrived
during the year 187! was 138.'.) le, against
81,000 during 1878.
The striking miners in the Kanawha val
ley of West Virginia bearded trains en the
Chesapeake and Ohie railroad en Thursday
evening and yesterday morning, and riding
te the Austcdt mines, near Hawksnest,
compelled the working miners there tequit
Geerge W. Williams, a colored member
of the Ohie Legislature, was refused din
ner at a restaurant in Columbus, yester
day, en account of his color, and says he
will sue the proprietors under the civil
rights act. The Ohie Heuse yesterday
adopted a resolution directing a committee
te inquire whether its dignity had been in
fringed upon ni Air. Williams scase.
An Important Inquiry
Postmaster General Key has appointed
a committee of officials of his department
headed by General Ilazcn, te examine a
report recently submitted by Special Agent
Sharrett, " regarding the extent te which
the transportation of postal matter has
been carried en by Wells, Farge & Ce., in
connection with their express business,
and hew far the revenues of the govern
ment arc being impaired thereby." The
committee are instructed te report as seen
as practicable whether there is any law
governing a case of tiiis kind.
Mary Council, daughter of a prominent
farmer of Surrey county, Ya., was burned
te death a few days by her clothes igniting
at an open lire place.
The weed department of Mitchell,
Lewis fc Ce.'s wagon manufactory, at
Hacine, Wis., was destroyed yesterday
morning by a fire caused by the explosion
of a dust fan. The less is estimated at
upwards of $50,000.
lOveiitsAcresstlie County Line.
Dauphin county has an histerial society
of which A. Boyd Hamilton is president.
The girls in the Indian school, at Car
lisle, are new receiving instructions in
cooking and sewing. The first inspection
of the boys, after the military plan, was
held last Sunday morning by Captain Piatt
and Lieutenant Brown, and the dress uuL
forms of the eflicers pleased the boys won
derfully. Jehn Dewc, who has recently been en
gaged in teaching elocution in the
lower portion of Dauphin county, was
arrested in Harrisburg for attempted rape
of a little girl. He enticed her away en
premise of paying her twenty-five cents
for carrying show bills. She resisted him as
best she could and uttered several screams.
Her cries were heard and Dewc was ar
rested. He is in jail for trial, in default of
The Christiana Lyceum organized last
evening and elected the following eflicers :
President Dr. Plank.
Vice President Heward Briiiten.
Secretary R. B. Simmons, jr.
Treasurer Wm. P. Brinteu.
Question adopted for discussion at next
meeting: Revolted, That the third term
policy endangers the liberties of the peo
in tne senate committee en pensions,
yesterday, it was agreed te recommend
the passage of the bill extending the pro pre
visions of the law of last year, granting a
pension of $72 per month te soldiers who
lest both arms or legs, or incurred total
blindness in the service, te soldiers totally
disabled in the service otherwise.
STARS AND STAR GROUPS.
SIXTH METIXO OF THE STAK ClXlt.
Stars and CostellatleuH Auriga, the Chari
oteer Gemini, the Twins Canis Miner, the
Little Jej; Comets and Meateers Gen
eral Iinformatlen, Ktc.
The Star club had a large attendence
last evening, the audience hall of the
Yeung Men's Christian association being
filled, as is usually the eae at these meet
ings. The three constellations for the even
ing were Auriga the Charioteer,Gemini the
Twins, and Canis Miner the Smaller Deg.
In the northeastern sky of early evening
one of the most prominent star groups
new visible is the Charioteer. Its five
leading stars make a well-defined penta
gon, by which the constellation may readily
be distinguished. The brightest star,
which is al.-e one of the most brilliant in
the heavens, is Capella, near which is a
small triangle of faint stars known as "the
kids." The light from this star is esti
mated te be seventy years en its way te
our earth. At the next angle in the pen
tagon from Capella towards the north
eastern horizon, is the star Menkalina,
about eight degrees distant, in the right
shoulder of the Charioteer. Nearly half
way between Capella and Bellatrix, in
Orien, is Auriga, or El Nath, which star
also marks the tip of one of the horns of
the Bull, thus making it common te both
constellations, lhe remaining two stars
of the pentagon, that farthest east and
mat nearly west ireiii i-.i Jsatli. are in
dicated en the maps by Greek letters. A
very geed figure te aid in lixing the stars
just named is the long and narrow paral
lelegram, readily distinguished here, whose
northern side is marked by Capella and
Menkalina, the most northern star of the
pentagen,aiid its southern side by Betel-
guese and Bellatrix. The length of the
figure from north te south is nearly live
times its width. Within this nearly regu
lar figure is the star El Nath, which makes
a slender triangle both north and south
with the two stars at the ends of the paral
lelogram. This parallelogram may be
made still better by including the whole
We turn new te the next constellation
eastward, Gemini, or the Twins. Caster and
Pollux are the two bright stars in the heads
of the Twins. Te fix these, extend a
line in an easterly direction from Algenib
in Persuns,er Algel, the "Demen Star" in
the head of Medusa, beyond Capella and
Menkalina, until it strikes these stars, live
degrees apart, Algenib or Algel being as
far in one direction from the Charioteer as
are these stars in the ether. Caster, the
star farthest west, passes the meridian
eleven minutes before Pollux. Six stars
in this constellation are named. Extend
ing a line from Bctelguesc, in Orien te
Pollux, we note two stars, one bright, the
ether dim. The first of these is Alliena,
nearly half way upon this line, but farther
from Pollux. It is in the feet of one of
the Twins. The ether is Wasat in his
body, nearly half-way between Alliena
and Pollux. This is the eastern side of
the rude parallelogram which marks the
constellation. The western side is nearly
parallel with this, its southern star, Tejat.
completing Hie quadrilateral with Caster,
Pollux and Alliena. The star between
Tejat and Caster, nearer Tejat, is named
Mebusta. This is a very interesting group,
five of the six being multiple stars. Caster
is a noted double star. Wasat and
Mebusta are each double, and Alliena is
triple, while Pollux is quadruple, the
telescope resolving it into four mighty
Our next constellation, the Little Deg,
is south of the Twins and east of Orien.
This is one of the dogsef Orien, the hun
ter, i he ether we will leek after at our
next meeting. The brightest of the two
prominent stars in this constellation is
Procyen, which is of the lirst magnitude,
and a lone bright star. This word means
" before the deg," because it rises some
what earlier than Sinus, the Deg Star, the
brightest star in the heavens, new seen in
the early evening in the southeastern sky.
Procyen is 23 degrees south of Pollux and
20 degrees cast of Betelgucse, with which
stars it forms a conspicuous triangle. It
also makes a large equilateral triangle
with Sirius and Bctelguesc, each side of
the triangle being about 2G degrees in
length. Four or live degrees northeast
from Procyen is Gemclza, a small triple
star in the neck of the Little Deg. These
two stars make a long but narrow par
allelogram with Caster and Pollux, its
length about 23 degrees, its width e de
grees. Gemelza also forms a right-angled
triangle, with Pollux and Bctelguesc,
Gemclza at the right angle.
Carrying forward the numerical list we
have : Ne. 70 Capella. 71 Menkalina, 72
Auriga or El Nath, in the Charioteer, 73
Caster, 74 Pollux, 75 Alhcna, 70 Wasat,
77 Tejat, 78 Mebusta, in the Twins, 7!)
Procyen, and M Gemelza, in Canis
In referring te the growing interest
manifested in the subject of star study.
Mr. MeCaskcy spoke of letters recently re
ceived from teachers who are actively at
work in the practical study of the constel
lations, and in presenting the results of
their observations te their pupils. They
uniformly report it the easiest and most
interesting subject they have ever pre
sented in their schools.
The county superintendent, Mr. II. F.
bhaub, who has been for years a student
in this direction, and is well up in stars and
star groups, inserts the following among
his official notices in the report of the
county institute, which has just been is
sued : " Under the head of 'general infor
mation,' applicants may expect te be
questioned mere particularly than here here here
toeoreas te their knowledge of the solar
system, the leading stars, and the mere
prominent constellations. This grand
subject has been presented in a very prac
tical maimer at successive meetings of the
county institute. Teachers have been sup
plied gratuitously with the information
and aids necessary te success in presenting
it, and no text books arc needed by their
pupils. It is believed that Lancaster may
take the lead among the counties of the
state in introducing this delightful study
into the schools in a manner at once easy
and interesting, and the co-operation efall
geed teachers is earnestly desired te this
The "general information" of one who
did net kew the Moen from the Sun would
be rather limited, but net te be able te
distinguish the North Star from Sirius is
imioraneR h.irillv mei-A evenf.l.ln T :
like that of the book-worm who does net
knew a walnut tree from an ash, or a wil
low from an oak. Once fairly introduced
into the schools, the habit of observing and
distinguishing the stars and constellations
will go out among the people, and will
contribute for generations te their gratifi
cation and te their moral as well as men
After review of the club en the star list
thus far assigned, Mr. W. W. Griest dis
cussed the subject of Comets and
Meteors, describing the most remark
able of them and presenting the views held
by the learned at different ages of the
world's progress in astronomical knowl
edge. He also gave the latest appieved
theories in regard te tiicm, although the
results of observation in this department
of the science are less si'.isfactery than in
almost any ether. This lecture, which
was one of the best of the vairse, was de
livered without notes, and was heartily ap
plamlcd at its close.
The subject chosen for the next meeting
te be held en the 23d inst., is the Nebular
Hypothesis. It was assigned te Mr. Frank
Griest by unanimous vote of the clubs
luuiie llusiuess leiiig Streets in Vicinity
or Warehouses lileckaded.
Perhaps the largest quantity of tobacco
ever received in Lancaster en any one day
was received te-day. Before daybreak
teams leaded with the leaf began te ap
pear in front of the several warehouses
and by sunrise the long lines of wagons en
Chestnut, Market, Prince. Duke and
Shippen streets rendered these avenues
almost impassible te general travel. Seme
quarrels ensued among the teamsters, and
blows were given and taken by them in
their efforts te obtain priority. Sonic
wagons which arrived early in the morn
ing, were obliged te wait until afternoon
before they could unload, and it is doubt
ful whether these that came in late will e
unleaded before the shades of night over
It is impossible te state accurately the
total amount of te-days receipts. At one
time this morning there were standing en
Chestnut street 75 leaded wagons; en
Shippen street 01, en North Duke 20,
en North Prince 21 and en Market street
net less than a dozen.
We note the following sales at prices
given : Abraham Leenard, Maner, has sold
te Kerbs & Spiess, 2 acres at 22, 8 and 3 ;
2 acresat 22, 8 and 3 ; 2 acres at 1J). 8 and
3 ; averaging 2,000 pounds te the acre.
Jehn L. Dener, of Maner, has sold te
Kerbs & Spiess, 1A acresat 10, 10 and 5.
Milten Leenard, of Maner, has sold te
Kerbs & Spiess, 1 acre at 21, 10 and e.
The liiz 'liisiucxsTe-ihty.
1 lie following figures are estimates tar
nished by the houses named of their re
ceipts te-day, though they are for tin: most
part only estimates, much of the tobacco
being yet unweighed : Teller & Bre.,
100,000 pounds : Jes. Mayers & Sens, 125,
000 ; Kerbs & Spiess, 70,0u! ; Samuel
Moere, 150,000 ; Jehn S. Kehrer, 50,000 ;
Bamberger & Ce., 50,000 ; Skiles & Frey,
net a great deal te-day but during the week
200,000; Harry Moere, very little ; Hos Hes
ciibaum, can't tell ; Lcdernian Bres., won't
tell ; E. Hesenwald it Bres., 15,000 te-day,
105,000 in all ; Fatman & Ce., 100,000. L
Wertlieimer, Bunzl & Dormitzer and some
ether puckers also report very heavy receipt-.
TIiu I'ree llispensary.
At a meeting held at H. E. Muhlenberg's
elliee last evening, the committee en rent,
tfcc, announced that they had rented for the
use of the dispensary the room in Mr.
Altick's building. North Prince street,
lately occupied by Dr. Crumbaugh. T e
cemmittcee was authorized te purchase
such furniture as may be needed for use in
the eflice. A set of by-laws for the gov
ernment of thu dispensary was read and
adopted. It was announced that the dis,
pensary would be open every tlay, except
Sunday, between the hours of 2 and 3
o'clock p. in., anil that Drs. Stehman and
Muhlenberg would be present for consul
tatien and advice, free of charge
te all applicants. It was announced
that no medicine would be dis
tributed from the dispensary, but that
orders for medicines would be given en the
druggists of the city, alternately, each
month, and that the druggists had agreed
te furnish the medicines at reduced prices.
The collectors announced that their collec
tion of funds for the use of the dispensary
amounted te between $185 and $100.
Lecture en Immortality.
A large and deeply interested audience
gathered in the meeting room of the Swr Swr
denbergian church last evening te hear the
lecture of Hev. J. E. Bewers. It will be
found in full en our first page and is well
Hev. Bewers will preach at the place of
worship of the Lancaster New Church so
ciety, Leng's building, North Queen
street, at the usual hour te-morrow morn
ing. He will also lecture at the same
place in the evening at 7 o'clock. Subject,
"Angels and Spirits Where de they
dwell? Their bodily forms and the gar
ments in which they are clad. Their state
of life, employments and heavenly enjoy
ments." Willow Street Lyceum.
The old members of this lyceum which
has been in existence for several years past
met last evening for the purpose of rc-er-ganizing.
There was quite a large attend
ance. The following named eflicers were
President II. S. Ilerr.
Vice President I. S. Clair.
Secretary Katie Tweed.
Treasurer Jehn Martin.
Editor E. K. Stettler.
Critic Mr. Goldey.
The first regular meeting of lyceum will
be held en Tuesday evening next, and
meetings will be held weekly en Tuesday
Washington l.oreush Items.
The river is still rising and is bank full.
The report of the sportsman's gun is
again heard upon the river and the ducks
are said te be mere plentiful, but they have
rather tee much scope of territory and de
net steel very well.
The deputy sheriff should dun another
hat when he visits here, as he was taken
for a tobacco buyer and had te detain
himself bv answeriii' manv ouestiens of
IHsriiarscil with a Reprimand.
henry Blackcnmycr, aged about four
teen years, had a hearing before Alderman
A. F. Dennelly, of the Seventh ward, last
evening, en a charge of assault and battery
en some girls employed in the cotton fac
tories. It was shown that the boy had
pushed one of the girls ever, but the evi
dence was net sufficient te sutam the
charge. He was discharged with a severe
Station and Soup Houses.
In the station house this morning there
were three bums, all of whom were dis
charged. This morning 49i soup rations were distributed.
Sheriff Striae sold the following proper
ties at the ceurt house this afternoon :
A let of ground en Seuth Charlette
street, in the borough of Manheim, con
taining in front en Seuth Charlette street
57 feet, (J inches, and extending in depth
257 feet, en which is erected a two-story
frame dwelling house, with a two-story
framc kitchen and ether necessary out
buildings. Sold as the property of Herace
Dasher and purchased by Antheny Lech
ler for $1,250.
A two story frame dwelling house, with
a one story frame shed attached en the
east side of Seuth Fifth street, in Colum
bia, and the let of ground appurtenant te
said buildings. Sold as the pieperty of
Eliza Kane and purchased by A. J. Kauff
niau, for $100.
A let of ground en East Orauge street,
this city, containing in front 15 feet. 8
inches, and extending in depth 85 feet, en
which is erected a two-story brick dwelling
house. Ne. 312, with a two-story brick
back building and frame summer kitchen
attached, and ether necessary out buildings.
Sold as the property of Anna E. Snyder
and purchased by Philip I). lS.iker for
Ne. 1. A let of ground in the borough
of Mount Jey. containing in fronton Main
street, 50 feet, and extending in depth 200
feet, en which is erected a large two-story
frame store and dwelling house, with a
two-story frame hackhiiildiug, frame stable
and ether necessary outbuildings.- Sold as
the property of Jeseph H. Halter and pur
chased by J. Hay llrewn. for $2,000.
Ne. 2. A let of ground en the corner of
Main and Market streets, in Mount Jey.
containing in front eighty-four feet, and
extending in depth one hundred and nine
ty feet, en which are erected a one-and-a-half
story dwelling house, with a one-story
frame back building, a one-story frame
shop, and ether necessary outbuildings.
Sold as the property of Jeseph II. Haber
and purchased bv J. Hay Brown, for $1.
700. A farm in East Coealico township, con
taining 85 acres, en which is erected a
two-story frame dwelling house, with
kitchen ; also, two one-story frame tenant
houses, tannery, barn and ether necessary,
outbuildings. Sold as tin; property of
Henry Geiins and purchased by .Jacob
Kurtz for $30 (with notices of mortgages).
A let of ground in West Millliii stieet.
this city, containing in front 18 feet, and
extending in depth 220 feet, en which is
erected a two-story frame dwelling house,
with frame backbuilding attached, and
ether outbuildings. Sold as the property
of Geerge Schaller and piirehascd by Skiles
t& Frev for $210.
Ne. 1. A let of ground fronting 3(5 feet,
en the cast sitle of Seuth Second stieet.
Columbia, tin which is erected a three
story brick dwelling house, with a two
story brick backbuilding, elliee and ether
necessary outbuildings. Sold as the pro
perty of Franklin 1 1 inkle and purchased
by Hanover Junction railroad company
Ne. 2. A let of ground, fronting 20 feet
en the west side of North Seventh street.
Columbia, anil extending in depth 07 feet,
en which is erected a two-story brick
dwelling house, with frame kitcjieu attach
ed, and ether nccessa;y outbuildings. Sold
as the property of Franklin Hinkle and
purchased by S. II. Reynolds, esq., for
Ne. 3. Nine lets of ground, having col
lectively a front of 400 feet, en the south
side of Fairview street, Marietta, and ex
tending in depth 200 feet, en which is
erected a two-story fiaine dwelling house,
frame tobacco shed, and elher necessary
outbuildings. Sold as the prepersy of
Franklin I tinkle, and purchased by Han
over Junction railway company for $305.
Ne. 1. A tract of land in East Denegal
township, containing 1 18 acres, en which
is erected a large two-story brick dwelling
house, with a one and a half-story brick
kitchen, frame wash house, large bank
barn, tobacco shed and ether necessary out
buildings. Sold as the property of Henry
Kurtz, and purchased by Barbara Kurtz
for $20,000 and subject te dower of
Ne. 2. A tract of land in East Denegal
township, containing six acres, en the
Denegal read, near the village of Spring
Garden. Sold as the property of Henry
Kurtz and purchased by Jacob Hicstand
for $1.3C0, subject te a dower of $80.
Ne. 3. A let of ground in the borough
of Mount Jey, containing in front en Main
street seventy-five feet, and extending in
deptli one hundred and eighty feet, en
which is erected a two story frame dwel
ling house, with a two story frame kitchen
attached, also a two story fiame dwelling
house, with a one story frame kitchen at
tached, lrame stable, ami ether accessary
outbuildings. Sold as the property of
Henry Kurtz and purchased by Barbara
Kurtz, for $300.
Ne. 4. A let of ground in the borough
of Mount Jey, containing in front en
Mount Jey street, 50 feet, and extending
iu deptli 180 feet, en which is erected two
one-and-a-half-story frame dwelling houses
and ether necessary outbuildings. Sold as
the property of Henry Kurtz and pur
chased by Barbara Kurtz for $25.
Ne. 5. A let of ground in the borough
of Mount Jev. containing in front en
Mount Jey street, 75 feet and extending in
depth 180 feet, en which is erected a one
and a-half story frame dwelling house,,
and ether necessary outbuildings. Sold as
the property of Henry Kurtz ami pur
chased by Barbara Kurtz for $10.
Ne. !. A let of ground in the borough
of Mount Jey, containing in front en Don Den
egal street, some 50 feet, and extending in
depth ISO feet. Sold as the property of
Henry Kurtz and purchased by Harbara
Kurtz for $100.
Court will sit next Saturday for current
business, and this is the last opportunity
that persons will have te be naturalized in
time te vote at the coming municipal elec
tions. Foreign-born citizens desiring te
become citizens and their witnesses should
govern themselves accordingly.
I'rivate Sale of Property.
Bailsman and Bums, real estate agents,
yesterday sold at private sale the dwelling
house belonging te 3Irs. Sarah A. Vegan,
Ne. -10 German street, te Themas Hayes,
for $1,000 cash.
A Deuble Toeaccu Leaf.
Mr. Ed Ambler, of Drumore, has left
with us a double tobacco leaf, that is a
leaf having four lobes growing from a
single stem. These twin leaves arc very
unusual, though we have seen a few of
The Liiith Volume.
That newsy local paper, the Kew Hol Hel
land Clarien, entered upon its eighth vol
ume this morning with bright prospects.