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FRIDAY EVENING, JANUABY16, 1880.
Carlisle's Murder Case.
It has been noteworthy that while the
people and papers of Carlisle have re
sented any outside interference in the
case of Mrs. Zell, under sentence of
death for what seems te be scarcely a
half-proven charge of murder, they have
thus far failed te show circumstantially
that there was any material evidence te
justify her conviction. Fer the third
time the case has been investigated by
foreign newspaper enterprise, and the re
port of the Philadelphia Telegraph's re
porter confirms the conclusions of its
contemieraries, who decided that the
woman under sentence, if net entirely
innocent, was far from proven guilty. It
seems that the dead woman had a little
property which she had given te a man
named Wynkoop en condition that he
provide for her for the rest of her life.
Sometime before her death she quarreled
with Wynkoop and manifested a desire
te rescind the nencupative will she had
made in his favor, saying te Mrs. Heed,
who was a sort of charm doctor, and who
sold spells and incantations for various
diseases, that she would see her lawyer
and get her property from Wynkoop and
give it te Mrs. Reed herself. The inter,
est that Mrs. Heed and Wynkoop thus
had in her was shared by a third party,
her daughter, whom she had quarreled
with. When she died se suddenly the
daughter raised the suspicions of foul
play, and they pointed te Mrs Iteed, who
had waited en her and had grabbed at
her effects, as guilty of her murder.
Then, the Tclcyraph reporter says,
Mrs. Iteed speedily came te the front
with the assertion that Mrs. Zell, a peer
neighbor of Mrs. Kiehl, had for a long
time been in the habit of visiting the
house daily and taking te the old woman
beef-tea, gruels, etc., and declared that
en the Wednesday preceding Mrs.
Kiehl's death, Mrs. Zell had brought
coffee te the house, of which both she
(Mrs. Heed) and the old lady had par
taken, and which made them violently
sick. Eight respectable citizens of Car
lisle swore that the character of Mrs.
Heed for truth and veracity was se bad
that they would net lielicve her under
oath ; yet en her testimony alone Mrs.
Zell was arrested, tried, convicted and
sentenced te be hung, " the idea being
suggested"' that she had been in the
pay of Wynkoop te get the old lady
out of the way and enable him te
keep the money he had belonging te her,
and the property of which he had given
her life possession. Net a scintilla of evi
dence was produced te connect Mrs. Zell
in any way with Wynkoop, nor was any
motive shown for the murder by her. On
the ether hand, two months after Mrs.
Kiehl s death a package of arsenic was
found under a bed up-stairs, having writ
ten en it the name of Mrs. Heed, and two
coffee-pets, having in them some grounds
were also discovered at the same time,
wliich,being analyzed, were discovered te
And it is upon the testimony of this
Heed woman, impeached for her veraci
ty, connected with the crime by circum
stance and disclosed motive, that Mr.
Zell new rests in the shadow of the gal
lows : it is even said , that of $200 neces
sary te take her case te the supreme
court net a penny could be raised in
Carlisle. If the people up there have a
different story te tell, it is time they
were getting it before the public.
True, But Jiet Timely.
Were an election for members of the
Legislature pending in this state we dare
say that most organic of organs, the
Philadelphia Bulletin, would net venture
upon such a bold and scathing indict
ment of its party as we republish from it.
Its assault upon the Republican misman
agement of the charge it has in the po
litical control of this commonwealth is
none the less well founded and deserved,
because it comes at a time when the
Bulletin calculates that it can de its
party no practical harm. Year after
year Philadelphia contributes mere than
its quota of the legislators who work
the demoralization that the Bulletin de
picts. Its Davises and Iluhns and Dou Deu
glasses and Petreffs are returned in one
capacity or the ether without any effect
ive pretest from the Bulletin, when their
candidacy is a live issue ; and new they
are doing the Cameren bidding in the
field of national politics because they
knew that in return the federal patron
age will be invoked te make their elec
tien sure ; and in their support of the
" machine" they find an ally in the Bul
letin. Den Cameren having transferred him
self and his aspirations from stale te na
tional politics, keeps the geed common
wealth of Pennsylvania as a rotten bor
ough en whose spoliation he feeds his
henchmen and satisfies them for their
support of his federal schemes. Te the
low estate which the Bulletin pictures has
the state government fallen and en its
carcass the vultures gorge themselves.
Year after year is it disgraced by the in
famous character of its chosen legisla
tures ; by the arrogance of corporate power
that defies its fundamental law ; by the
servility of a judiciary that takes favors
from these between whose cause and that
of the people it is called upon te judge ;
by the scandal of jobs that reek with cor
ruption, and by an overflowing treasury
that dishonors the warrants of the public
schools anu sends its mendicant chari
ties adrift with empty purses. The pres
ent system has been established, support
ed and continued because it affords sus
tenance te the freebooter's clan. His re
tainers are scattered through every coun
ty, ready te de his bidding at his nod and
nble te accomplish their purposes,because
these who speak out se valiantly when
the danger does net threaten put their
hands te their mouths and their mouths
in the dust when they might speak te
It is pretty geed advice that the Pitts
burgh Pest gives the Democratic sena.
ters te quit their dickering with Hayes
for a few petty offices, te stiffen their
back bones and te reject all the unfit ap
pointments that he makes. Marshalls,
postmasters and revenue officers who
have abused their iositiens te help their
party, have no right te exiect confirma
tion from the Democracy, when
their own Senate rejected such
men as Keverdy Johusen and Wm.
M. Evarts simply because An
drew Jehnsen appointed them. And if
is proposed te put Senater Edmunds
en the supreme bench simply
te make a
majority of that body te declare the con
stitutionality of the federal laws, no con
siderations of.senaterial courtesy should
prevail te prevent the packing of the su
3In. Hayes will appoint one Republi
can census supervisor in each Southern
Tin; exodus of negrees te the North
from eastern Mississippi has been ever
1,000 during the past three weeks.
The library of the late Mr. David Laing
of Edinburgh, has been sold in Londen.
The sale lasted eleven days, and the total
amount realized was $66,000.
We repeat the question : " Why has the
Heg Ring stepped its clamor for a primary
election te cheese delegates te the republi
can state convention?" Is it a sell out '.'
Gisimiax journals unanimously ascribe
the changes in the French Ministry of War
te the direct influence of Gambctta, who
has for some time been studying the
science of war.
The capitol of Albany, New Yerk, has
cost thus far $10,000,000, and it is an un
finished condition. The controller, in his
report, says it will cost millions mere.
The original est imatc of cost was $4,500,
000. Urex representations made by the Bee
keepers' association, the postefiice depart
ment has decided te allow queen bees te
be " carried in the mails with their neces
sary attendants, as long as no person is
injured in handling them."
Hayes yesterday sent te the Senate
nominations for the vacant missions at
Londen and St. Petersburg, but the mes
did net reach the capitol until after the
Senate adjourned, and the nominations
were taken back. The names of the persons
nominated cannot be ascertained, as the
Senate has adjourned until Monday.
A Philadelphia exchange, in anticipa
tion of the February elections, says what
is true of this locality as well : " The
people of each ward have their own ticket
te elect and every voter who cheeses te de
se can have personal knowledge of the
men who are ettered for his choice. The
merits of every candidate should be known
te his neighbors and can easily be known.
If in any of the wards men have been nom
inated whose past records are bad or even
doubtful, the February election is the
time for leaving them at home, and the
responsibility rests solely with the people
of each locality.'"
When incoming Governer Cernell bowed
out retiring Governer Robinson there was
a very pleasant interchange of cordialities,
and Mr. Cernell frankly said that his re
tiring predecessor had fearlessly exercised
his prerogative, and had given his adminis
tratien high rank with these that had pre
ceded it, and he asked te congratulate
him upon the honorable record, and cer
dially te wish him continued health and
prosperity. The tone was becoming, and
the assertion was perfectly true. The pity
of it is that the campaign for Cernell was
conducted en such a widely different prin
ciple, when the Republicans attributed
everything that is evil te Robinson's admin
istration. Which leads Harper's Weekly
te deplore that during a canvass it seems
te be thought necessary te stigmatize all
opponents as conspirators and criminals
from whom it is indispensable that the
state should be saved if liberty is te sur
vtve. Blackguardism is called vigor, and
lying passes for cleverness ; and when all
is ever, and the hyenas have been defeated
and victory perches upon the banner of
the tigers, the course of affairs proceeds as
before, and the loudest of the orators
would wink if you congratulated him upon
the escape of the state and the country
from the awful peril that he declared te be
Lamak is convalescent.
M. Stanislas Hakel, one of the richest
men in Rouen, has -just died, leaving his
whole fortune of several millions of francs
te his valet.
Fkaxk Leslie bequeaths all his prop
erty, real and personal, te his wife,
Miriam Florence Leslie. He gives her the
trade mark of all the publications, and pre
vides that she shall have absolute control
ever the property. Mrs Leslie is execu
trix. Mrs. Fkedekic W. Stevens gave her
first ball of the season, Wednesday night,
at her splendid residence, West Fifty
seventh street, New Yerk, for which, with
all its contents, it is understood that the
sum of $800,000 has just been offered by
Mrs. Mackay, of Paris, wife of the well
known bonanza king.
Senater-elect Gakfelu paid a warmtrib
utc te Senater Thurman at a reception in
the capitol building at Columbus en Wed
nesday night. Referring te the kind words
spoken of him by Senater Thurman in the
state canvass, he said : "The llewcrs that
bloom ever the garden wall of party poli
tics are the sweetest and most fragrant
that bloom in the gardens of this world,
and where wc can pluck them and enjoy
their fragrance it is manly and delightful
te de se."
It is believed that Bismakck is hovering
between life and death, with the proba
bilities strongly in favor of the pale con-
qucrer. His lamiiyarc still at ms ucdsidc,
and several physicians have been summon
ed in consultation. He has become a vic
tim of insomnia in its most aggravated form
and this, in addition te his terrible suffer
ings, has undoubtedly weakened his great
mind, and he is new subject te the most
gloomy forebodings and fits of protracted
despondency. News is anxiously awaited,
and there is the constant fear that the suc
ceeding bulletin will bring a confirmation
tien of the worst apprehensions.
A messenger boy came te the deer of the
lobby in the rear of the Heuse chamber
one day last week bearing a package and a
letter addressed te Speaker Randall.
The package and letter were dclivered,and
the messenger left the building. He was
hardly out of sight before the speakers
page ran out bf the Heuse te the door
keeper who had received the package
from the boy, and placed in his hands the
box which had just been opened. It con
tained very choice stationery, letter files,
&c. "Here," said the page, "give this
box te the fellow who brought it. The
speaker is net accepting gifts from busi
ness houses in Washington. Randall's
name is net Grant."
A BOLD INDICTMENT.
The Business of Government.
Philadelphia Bulletin, Rep.
If the business of the state of Pennsyl
vania could be conducted en the general
principles that rule the business affairs of
any well-managed corporation or private
establishment, no commonwealth in the
world would be in a better financial condi
tion. Its cxhaustless resources would be
se used as te absorb all its debt and at the
same time te carry en its government and
all its affairs upon a basis of liberal but
wise expenditure, for the best welfare of
all classes of its people. If, instead of
Legislatures reeking with sucli wholesale
corruptions as have repeatedly disgraced
the capital, the people would send
te Harrisburg men chosen for their
personal and official honesty, their intel
ligence and public spirit, we should
have business like financial policies
adopted and carried out, and the public
money se appropriated, disbursed and
spent as money is used in any private and
well-ordered business establishment. Wc
should net have waste and corruption in
the Legislature's expenditures ; favoritism,
caprice and uncertainty in the treasury's
disbursments, and financial systems and
schemes, that keep the state impoverished,
virtually bankrupted, continually dis
honored, while all around arc the abun
dant means for meeting every legitimate
necessity. We should net have the public
institutions for the care of various defec
tive classes struggling year after year te
secure their appropriations, sometimes
succeeding, sometimes failing, some
times crippled by false economy, some
times petted by false liberality, some
times beggared by the misconduct of leg
islative clerks and ether officials, some
times left struggling along for months
under the false pretence of an empty treas
ury, while some favored institution quietly
obtains all that it wants, through personal
favor or still mere questionable iullucnce.
We should net have the public school sys
tem dragging along with its insufficient or
unpaid appropriations, te the great injury
of the schools and the discredit of the
state. We should net have the an
nual raids upon the Legislature in
behalf of huge schemes of public steal
ing, with all the demoralizing influences
that fellow in their train, whether success
ful or net. We should have men appointed
te office for what geed they can render te
the state, and net for what geed the state
can render te them. We should have
standards of geed morals, intelligent ca
pacity aud practical experience throughout
the civil service, just as the business man
picks out his clerks and ether subordinates
for their supposed possession of these qual
ities. Wc should net have men put in
places of trust and responsibility, who are
unfit for them, merely as a reward of po
litical service or an expression of friend
ship aud geed fellowship.
With Pennsylvania's wonderful oppor
tunities for being a model commonwealth
financially and throughout her civil ser
vice, her educational aud institutional af
fairs, it does net seem altogether extrava
gant te imagine the possibility of such a
state of things. It is a condition far
enough away from anything ever realized
within her borders. The variation from
such high standards have been numerous
and very great, under successive genera
tions. They have been mere nearly ap
proached under some administrations than
ethers, but never reached by any.
Pennsylvania is se intrinsically rich
and powerful that nothing is wanted
but a right use of her forces te make her
all that the highest ambition of the
patriot, the philanthropist, the political
economist can desire for her. That she
should be se pinched and crippled in the
midst of her own plenty and power comes
simply from the fact that her people, as a
mass, are net yet educated up te the full
sense of the duty of self-government.
Whenever they become se, and in propor
tion as they become se, Harrisburg will
become simply the office of a great, well
managed business concern, whose mana
gers have been placed there by its owners,
properly paid for their services aud held
te the strictest account for a faithful and
successful discharge of their duties.
When that state of things comes,
there will be money enough for allelic
wants of the business. All the ma
chinery of the state will be kept in geed
repair and running order. There will be
well-kept accounts and clean balance sheets
There will be no room in such an establish
ment for drones or toadies or figure-heads
or barnacles or thieves of any grade or
class. The people can have it se when
ever they will. But there need te be a
great awakening of the political conscience
and a great education of the intelligence
of the people before the government of the
state or of any of its subdivisions is
lifted up te the bread, firm level of plain,
practical, honest business principles.
Whatever helps te lift government toward
such a level, whether it be the people at
large, a political party or the individual
citizens working honestly in his own sphere
for the public geed, is helping toward the
realizing of the highest form of human
Dangers of the Telephone.
The introduction of new inventions
among the practical requirements of civil
ized life brings with it its disadvantages.
The telephone is destined te become a most
useful agent in daily intercourse ; but Dr.
F. M. Pierce, of Manchester, points out, in
Brit. Med. Journ., a possible source of in
convenience in its use. The following case
which came under his notice exhibits a
way in which the car may be mere or less
injured during the use of the telephone.
A woman about 35 years of age, man
ageress at a smallware manufactory in
Manchester, which was connected with its
office, two miles off, by a telephone, was
listening te a message wheu a violent clap
of thunder took place, and which appeared
te be conveyed through the wire. The
effect en the listening ear was that of com
plete numbness and deafness, accompanied
by a sensation of giddiness, slight nausea
and tinnitus aurium. These symptoms,
with the exception of the deafness, passed
away in a few minutes. Dr. P. did net see
the patient for three or four days after this
occurrence and cannot, of course, speak as
te the amount of deafness at first pro
duced ; but en the fourth day he examined
the left car ( the listening ear ) and found
the hearing distance twenty-forty-eighths
et an inch, as his patient had always had
perfect hearing with both ears and had
never experienced any difficulty in hearing
before, he thinks it very unlikely that this
degree of deafness was due te any previous
aflcctien of the car. She stated that she
had never had anything the matter with
her heariug until using the telephone dur
ing thd'sterm. He has examined her late
ly and found both cars aud hearing dis
tance quite normal ; nearly a fortnight
elapsed, however, before perfect hearing
returned. This case was no doubt due te
a concussion of the auditory nerve.
In Huntsville, Tex., J. J, Elkius, cx
sheriff, was shot dead by Peter Greer. An
old quarrel between the two men was re
newed in a bar room, when Greer ran out
te a wagon, get a pistol aud shot Elkins
four times. Greer was jailed.
What tee Playan are Doing.
The New Yerk circus is new in Bosten.
Milten Nobles opens in Philadelphia for
two weeks en Monday night
This evening " The Argonauts of 7ft"'
will be played in Columbia.
A live donkey and a band of colored vo
calists appear in Gottheld's " Octoroon."'
Teny Paster will commence his annual
summer tour early in April, when he will
visit this city.
Pell and Lewis, song and dance men,
join the Watsen-Ellis-Kcrnell combina
tion en Monday next.
Katie Putnam and company have gene
te Key West. They will also visit Cuba
aud the Bahama islands.
Geerge Cummings, acrobat, of this city,
will go out with Sells Brethers' circus this
There are two parties of acrobats of
three, each representing themselves te be
the original Leetard Brethers.
Will Stuart, a New Yerk journalist, will
go en the stage shortly with a traveling
company, which will play " The French
F. S. Chanfrau and wife lest $2,000 by
the failure of the Grocers' bank of New
Yerk. At one time Mr. Chanfrau had
$25,000 deposited there.
Jehn M. Burke, the popular Irish come
dian, who is known as " Dublin Dan, "
and has several times visited us, is lying
hopelessly ill in St. Jeseph's hospital,
J. M. Hill, the manager of Den Thomp
son, who is new performing in Bosten,
spent $3,000 en Sunday in advertising the
star in newspapers alone. His " ad" in
the Bosten Herald occupied a whole page.
It should be remembered that the E. B
Washburne, the candidate for president,
is net the veteran showman, formerly pro
prietor of " Washhurne's Sensation, "
though E. B. has a son who ran a circus
while his father was French minister.
The proprietor of the Williamsport
opera house is a seusible man. He will
net rent his house te " blonde " shows or
troupes playing "Uncle Tem's Cabin."
He thinks the public has had enough of
Capt. Otis Whitceinb, from Swanzey,
N. II., new 85 years of age, the man te
whom Den man Thompson is indebted for
the suggestion et the comedy portion of
his character of " Jeshua Whitcomb," oc
cupied a box at the Bosten threatre en
The Columbia Herald says that Ferd's
company will play " A Messenger from
Jarvis Section" in that place shortly. It
adds that the troupe stands at the head of
the heap there and they will have a large
house. The troupe presenting that play is
Mr. Barney Macauley's own, and it is only
managed by Mr. Ferd.
The Florences have a new play in which
Mrs. Florence can change her dress eleven
times. Whenever in the action of the
piece the time is taken up by the dialogue
of ether characters the madamc rushes
behind a screen and makes a change. The
play is one that the muddled New Yerk
critic would call " a creation of absorbing
human interest. ' ' Picayune.
At a performance of the cantata of
"Esther" in Dallas, Texas, Aha.vicrus
was advised by somebody in the audience
net te "cut it tee fat " The pcrsonater of
the great Assyrian went te the footlights,
and said : " This is a religious show, and
you'll have te be decent. I'm Ahasuerus
just new, but after the show I'm Sam
Turner; and, if any duffer would like te
cut it fat then, I'll give him a mighty
Jeseph II. Mortimer, once a well-known
variety theatre manager, in Philadelphia,
died in the insane asylum at Harrisburg, a
few days age. lie was thirty-eight years
of age and was horn in Harrisburg. His
last venture was witli "Matt Morgan's
Living Art Pictures, " a company which
visited this city twice. Ida Merris, the
dashing little serio-cemic singer, who was
with that troupe, is the wife of Mortimer,
who became insane through business
On Tuesday evening, during the play of
"Under the Gaslight," one of the young
ladies sat down and began reading a letter.
After finishing it she took her eyes from
the paper and dreamily said: "Who
ever heard of anything like that from a
lever." A little shaver in the gallery who
had been taking in the whole thing
yelled : " I did." The young lady was se
astonished at the prompt answer te her
heavy conundrum that she was unable te
proceed for a few moments. The audience
loudly applauded the kid,
Francis M. Uffner & Ce. will put a geed
show en the read, the main feature of
which will be Prof. Jehn Tills and his
marionettes ; Chas. S. Rogers and Mattic
Vickcrs, sketch artists; Miss Jennie Yea
mans and Louise Fex, the favorite ac
tresses, and J. D. Kelly, the musical won
der. Cel. T. R. Teele, who was last season
agent of Cooper & Bailey's circus is one of
the proprietors, and J. II. Laine, who was
ahead of Barlew, Wilsen, Primrose and
West for a long time, will be the general
agent. They are both geed men and knew
hew te run a show.
LATEST NEWS By MAIL.
A pile of straw was left under a a third
story window of the Louisville house of
refuge, and seven young girls escaped by
jumping down te it.
A man named Meyers, of West Albany,
a workman en the New Yerk Central R.
R., was choked te death while trying te
cat a piece of raw fresh perk.
Elizabeth Vincent, aged fifty years, ar
rested for being drunk and disorderly,
hanged herself in a Baltimore station house
The steamship Columbia brought the
crew of the bark Maria Duncan te New
Yerk, twelve in number. Several arc
suffering from exhaustion, caused by hard
labor. The bank was abandoned in a sink
The sheriff of Carben county, Wyoming,
arrived at Denver Tuesday night, and
stated that seventy-five " barrass " or
asses leaded with ammunition were dis
covered going southeast last Sunday. It
is supposed te be for the Utcs and from
Utah. The military have been sent out te
scout for them.
A freight car en the, Bosten, Hoosac
tunnel and Western railroad ran off the
track at Blackinton, en Wednesday night,
compelling a freight train behind it te step.
The delayed train was run into by a Trey
and Bosten freight train, and an engine
and several cars were wrecked. The less
is about $20,000.
In Kehobeld, Mass., Chas. F. West and
and Hiram Kingham were hunting part
ridges in the weeds and Kingman was fol
lowing West, when in raising his gun
hastily it was discharged, blowing off a
part of West's head. West was aged
thirty-one and leaves a wife and two chil
Mrs. General Themas Ewing and Mrs.
Colonel Jehn M. Cenncll, of Lancaster,
Ohie, are seen te come into possession of
sixty or seventy thousand dollars, which
falls te them at the expiration of a ninety
nine year lease at Brownsville, effected by
the Hen. J. II. Cox, the grandfather of the
Capt. Henry Jacobs, of the schooner E.
A.Johnsen, whilst off the mouth of the
Chester river, accidentally shot and in
stantly killed one of his seamen, named
Henry Scluedcr. The captain was about
te sheet at sea gulls, which were flying
ever, when one barrel of his gun was prem
The mysterious disappcaranc of Gen.
Levin L. Miller, of Indianapolis, en the
6th inst., has aroused fears that he was
murdered. He had a room at the Bates
house en the night of the 5th,- and was
called by mistake three, hours before the
departure of the 6 o'clock morning train
for Fayette, which he wished te take. In
stead of returning te bed he went out for
a stroll, aud was net afterwards seen.
High water in the Wabash river has
washed out the New Albany & St. Leuis
railroad in several places between Prince
ton and Mount Carmcl, and a floating
drift has carried away all the false
trestle work from under the approaches
and bridge ever the Wabash at Mount
Carmel, 111. Ne repairs can he made until
the water subsides, and then the bridge
must be made almost entirely new before
traffic can be resumed.
W. G. Clark has disposed of his interest
in the Brookville Graphic-Democrat te Mr.
Hern formerly of the Jeffersonian. The
firm is new McMurray & Hern.
Hen. Augustus Landis, of Hollidays Hellidays
burg, will be presented before the Demo
cratic state convention for supreme judge.
Mr. Landis served in the constitutional
convention of 1873.
Samuel Deeds, a coal teamster, collided
en the suspension bridge, in Allegheny,
with David Butcher, a colored teamster.
Whips lashed, lumps of coal crashed, and
knives flashed, and when it was ever
Deeds was fatally cut.
The western Pennsylvania coke men
grant the miners' demand and whoop coke
up te $3 per ten. The railroad coal ex
change offer a scale of their own. The
miners stand firm for the Jenes' scale and
call a national convention.
Washington advices indicate that the
Curtin-Yocum contest will be disposed of
by the Heuse committee by declaring the
seat vacant and remanding the dispute
back te the people of the district for their
The Passmerc boom is getting se big it
will have te be looked after pretty seen.
It has already overrun Schuylkill aud Ly
coming counties, neither of which could be
carried for Passmerc if he were nominated.
Den says " go in Lemen."
The Shenandoah Herald says that there
is a great deal Ned Curley, the Mellie 31a-
guire who surrendered himselt at Centra-
lia. can tell if he only will. He can tell
who cut the ears of a school-master named
Green ; who murdered Tem Dougherty
in 1874, and Lenchan the same year, aud a
number of ether matters that need light.
In Pittsburgh, Rev. Themas Campbell
appeared before Alderman Jonas Smith en
Tuesday, ami entered suit against Rev. C
S. Smith, pastor of the St. James's A. M.
E. church, East End, for libel. The plain
tiff is a local preacher and a member of the
East End congregation. He alleges that
Smith did most maliciously slander him in
the pulpit and among his friends, for which
he new seeks redress. The magistrate issued
a warrau t for the arrest of the accused.
Duty of tlie Senate.
Tilt biiigh Pest.
It seems te us it is about time that the
Democratic senators should cease apolo
gizing for being Democrats, quit their in
trigues te secure a few scraps of patronage
for their friends, and in the matter of con
firming appointments te office, held the
administration te a rigid accountability.
The president has the power te nominate,
as the Senate has te confirm, all appoint
ments. AVc would have this last power
exercised in the public interest and also
with some regerd te the interests of the
Democratic party. But this cannot be
done if senators sell out their free will te se
cure a few petty offices or ether favors
from the fraudulent administration.
They should drop these suspicious personal
dealings with the Fraud, and assert their
power as representatives of a great politi
cal organization. If they want examples
and precedents let them turn their atten
tion te the way the Republican senators
acted toward Andrew Jehnsen, in reject
ing his appointments whenever a political
point was involved. In this way the Re
publican senators prevented some of the
foremost Democrats and conservative Re
publicans in the country from filling offices
for which they were specially qualified.
Among the names wc recall, as rejected by
the Republican Senate, are these of Evarts,
Grecsbeck, Cowan, Reverdy Jehnsen, S. S.
Cox, Jehn L. Dawsen, and ethers or dis
Tlie Situation in Maine.
answer by the supreme
An answer by the supreme court of
Maine te the Republican questions is ex
pected by te-night or te-morrow. Gen.
Chamberlain has issued an address te the
people, saying there is no occasion for
public alarm at present. Mr. Lainson's
order for the removal of the police force
from the state house has net been obeyed.
The Fusion Heuse unseated a Republican
and gave his seat te a Democrat. The
Democratic organ in Augusta says the
Fusionists care nothing for the expected
answer from the supreme court. They
held a secret caucus last night.
Why "We Laugh.
Ex-Naval Officer Hicstaud casually
stated in his Lancaster paper yesterday
that no indications are givjn in the Phila
delphia morning papers as te the presiden
tial preferences of the delegates te the Re
publican state convention chosen in this
city en Wednesday. Majer Hiestand, who
is himself a third-term man, probably ex
periences no uneasiness en account of the
Philadelphia delegation ; he knows it will
turn up pretty solid for anybody it-may he
needed for when the time comes.
Tidings from Abroad.
The cable dispatches state that signs of
increasing distress are reported from Ire
land. The British government renews its
premise te make leans for drainage works
in that country.
Over twenty-live persons have been killed
or wounded by riots in Pcsth, Hungary.
Gambctta is said te have lest many
friends since he became president of the
Chamber of Deputies.
Kvents Acress ne County Line.
A charter has been granted te the Yerk
hospital and dispensary association.
Wm. Kciper, of Lykcns, Dauphin coun
ty, challenges Ahl, the Yerk champion, te
a 21 or 3G-heur fair hecland-tec walk for
purse of $200 a side.
The Keystone state normal school, at
Kutztown, is te be enlarged te accommo
date the steadily increasing number of
Anether Yerk woman, lately released
from jail, has broken a store window in
order that she may be able te rejoin her
husband in the county jail.
Cel. Chas. II. Klcckner, a clerk in the
Philadelphia postefiice, recently caught
with stolen letters of value en his person,
is the notorious legislative rooster who
sued the Intelligenceu for libel some
In Harrisburg, yesterday, by an execu
tion issued en a judgment in favor of
'Squire Samuel Eaby, of Elizabethtown,
for overdue coupons, Sheriff Reel sold the
Seuth Mountain railroad, running from
Harrisburg te Hamburg, Berks county.
It was bought at $50 by the bondholders
of whom Iliester Clymer is the surviving
"FatlalUa" at Fullen Hall.
Fulton opera house held a fair-sized au
dience last evening te witness the produc
tion of Ven Suppe's comic opera of " Fati
nitza " by Malm's origin:;! New Yerk
cast. Our readers arc familiar with the
plot of the piece, an outline of which was
given in our columns en the occasion of its
production here by Ferd's juveniles earlier
in the season ; and the humor which per
vades it thoughent, combined with the
pretty music, embracing charming love
songs and ducts, admirably concerted
quartets and choruses, and marches that
make the feet of the audience patter in
sympathy with these en the stage, fully
accounts for the great success achieved by
the work of the German composer. The
fun runs fast and furious from the moment
of the rising of the curtain in the spirited
scene in which the young Russian cadets
are seen engaged in their boyish snowball
ing pranks until the last act, when, the
cruel war ever, the choleric old gen
eral bestows his blessing en the union
of his niece and the wicked young man
who has had se much fun at his expense in
feminine masquerade. The cast, is a
strong one, perhaps the most pronounced
success being made by Miss Alice Hesmcr
in the character of the Princess Lydia ; the
lady's voice is a high soprano of geed
compass and fine texture, and she acted
her part with a vivacity and animation
that admirably befitted the part ; her ap
pearance in the first act in a very pretty
costume trimmed with ermine was the sig
nal for a burst of admiration aud ajiplause,
that was redoubled at the conclusion of
the "sleighing song,' which she ren
dered with charming effect, while the en
core of the trio in the third act by Lydia,
Vladimir and the Special was a deserved
tribute te one of the best thiugs of the even
ing. Miss Jeannie Winsten, in tlfc dual role
of Vladimir and Fatinitza, gave a most at
tractive impersonation, and notwithstand
ing she was clearly suffering from a cold,
her singing was creditable, and improved
noticeably toward the close of the per
formance. Mr. William Hamilton, as
Count Timofey, the gruff old Russian gen
eral, carried off a large share of the honors,
his splendid bass voice being heard te ad
vantage, and his acting was a thoroughly
geed piece of work. Mr. Morgan, as
Julian Hardy, special correspondent of the
New Yerk Herald, scored a hit, his sang
freid and imperturbable geed nature in
the most trying situations making him a
prim favorite with the audience, lie acts
better than he sings, although he ren
dered his several numbers in creditable
style, and the audience complimented him
by calling for a a repetiteu of his song in
the first act, which, however, he acknowl
edged only by a bow. The remaining char
acters were well sustained, and altogether
the opera fully deserved the favor accorded
it, although the audience was compelled te
submit te the infliction of unreasonably
long waits between the acts and the scenic
effects were much inferior te these of the
former production of the opera by Ferd's
Firemen Injured Trains Delayed.
This morning about twenty minutes past
seven o'clock a serious collision happened
between two eastern bound trains en the
Pennsylvania railroad, near Mill Creek.
The rear end of the train drawn by engine
Ne. 175 was run into by engine Ne. 120.
Ten or a dozen freight cars were crushed
and piled upon the railroad, blockading
both tracks. Engine Ne. 120. a massive
modec locomotive, was badly disabled and
upset, and had net been removed from the
track at neon te-day. Fireman II. White,
in jumping from engine Ne. 120, fell upon
the iron rails and was badly cut about the
head and knees, but his wounds are net
considered dangerous. He belongs te
Philadelphia. Ne ether person was hurt,
though freight aud travel were delayed for
several hours. The north track was
cleared at half-past 10 o'clock, but
the south track will net, probably, be
cleared before this evening. The wreck is
the worst that has occurred near Lancaster
for a long time past. The exact cause of
it has net yet been fully ascertained. The
morning was very foggy and near the
place of the accident is a short curve in
the read. It is suppascd the first train
had stepped te take water, and by reason
of the fog and the short curve the engi
neer of the train that followed did net
see his danger until it was tee late te
avoid the collision.
Last evening Mrs. Lawrence Welbcrt,
residing en West King street nearKeikcr's
brewery, fell en the icy pavement and
broke her wrist.
As Israel Kautz, oyster dealer, was pass
ing up West Kins street last evening, he
met two dogs which were tied together.
One of the animals went en either side ei7
him, and in se doing threw him heavily te
the pavement, breaking a small bone in
his left arm. Dr. M. L. Herr attended his
Manheiin " Sentinel " Notes.
At the annual meeting of the Mauheim
national bank the following gentiemen
were elected directors for the ensuing
year : Jacob L. Stchmau, A Bates Grnbb,
E. B. Bemberger, Samuel Wolf, Samuel
Rice, Samuel G. Keller, A. G. Bewman,
Henry Arndt and B. II. Hershey.
A six-months-old child of Samuel Hoff Heff
man, residing at the Junction, Pcnn town
ship, was se severely scalded by upsetting
a cup of coffee ever its neck and breast,
that it died from the effects en Wednesday
List evening Abraham Setley, propri
etor of the Eagle hotel in New Helland,
gave his annual supper which was largely
attended. Quite a number of prominent
politicians from this city were present.
They were mostly of the Heg Ring faction
and included three candidates for district
attorney, namely: Themas J. Davis,
Adam J. Ebcrly and J. W. Jehnsen. They
returned te this city at an early hour this
mernjng and all report a geed time.
Leap Year Party.
Last evening a very pleasant leap year
party was given at the residence of Mrs.
W. II. Eagle, in the town of Marietta, by
several young ladies of that place. There
were GO or 70 couples present, including
persons from Lancaster, Columbia and
ether places. The music was furnished by
Tayler's orchestra, of this city, aud the
affair reflected great credit upon the young
ladies, who attended te all the management.
AShject or Impending Interest.
The citizens of Lancaster will be called
upon en the third Tuesday of February
(the 17th) te cheese a mayor and ether
city officers for the ensuing municipal year.
There is no election which mere directly
concerns the citizens of Lancaster than
this, and there are none in which the aver
age citizen usually takes a less active in
terest in the essential preliminaries en
which the result generally binges. Although
we are within a week of the time when
candidates willprebably be named for mayor
and ether offices, the business men and
taxpayers, who have the deepest stakes in
a wise and economical administration of
our municipal affairs, and who at the same
time desire te see these affairs administer
ed in a progressive spirit, in harmony with
the growing importance of our city, have
no idea of whom they will support for the
nomination of mayor at the primarymeet
ings. Thus far, as is tee often the case,
this important duty has been left alto
gether te a few men who make politics a
trade and generally manage te set up nom
inations in the interests of themselves,
without caring much as te hew the solid
material interests of the city are taken
One Who Takes Care or " the SellJ Material
Interests or the City."
Harrisburg Stents-Zeitunjr, German.
We call the attention of our readers in
Lancaster te the fact that court will sit
there next Saturday, when all these who
have net yet completed their citizenship
and who desire te be naturalized in time te
vote at the spring election wm take the
necessary steps. Their witnesses should
also be en hand at the same time.
It is te be hoped that none will feiget
that in Lancaster this February an election
will be held, and we trust the present
worthy mayor, Mr. MacGenigle, will be
chosen a candidate for the office. Mr.
MacGenigle has filled the place with such
satisfaction that net the least fault can he
found with his administration of it. Many
Republicans themselves give him the credit
of being an upright, faithful and intelli
gent official, who has the best interest of
the city nearer at heart than any ether
consideration. If the people of Lancaster
re-elect Mr. MacGenigle, which we sin
cerely hope, it will be net only an honor te
him but a credit te themselves.
Our personal acquaintance with Mr.
MacGenigle has taught us that he is a
highly worthy and esteemed citizen ; a
man who interferes in nothing that is net
legitimately the subject of his concern.
Fer such reasons he is commonly respected
and esteemed. Te have such a man at the
head of a municipality is an honor which
cannot be overvalued.
The Leus Walk.
The five contestants in the 130-hour
walk at Franku's garden are still en the
track and display a great deal of muscle
and nerve. Before supper yesterday Sheid
made a seven-mile ran without stepping.
During the evening he kept up a steady
though net lapid walk, which he fol
lowed with another run of a mile or twef'
and then retired. The best walking done
last evening was by McCaffrey and 31 array.
Fer mile after mile they moved together
at a square heel-and-tee gait. 31c
Caffrey, who was in the lead, was fe-1-follewed
by 3Iurray like a hound en the
scent and he never let him get mere than
a Caw yards te the front, no matter hew
much steam he put en. I'ierce was as
agile as ever and almost as geed humored
but once he showed a little temper when
he thought the scorer had credited 3lurray
with" another mile"' before it had been
completed. Harvey slouches along in
a rather slovenly way, and one would
think him pretty well played out if it was.
net that every-new and then he astonishes
the spectatersby a splendid run.
At 10 o'clock last night the score steed
as fellows : Pierce, 298 ; 3Iurray, 2'J3 ;
Sheid, 287 ; McCaffrey, 271 ; Harvey, 237.
Before midnight Murray, with 290 miles
te his credit, retired finally from the track.
In the early morning, Sheid, who was
second, made a long run while his met
formidable competitor was napping, and
took the lead from him, and up te the
present time holds it.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the score
was as fellows : Sheid, 338 ; Pierce, 325 ;
McCaffrey, 320 ; Harvey, 257.
Real Instate Operations in Liilz.
The Litiz Springs hotel, the prepeity of
Jehn Butler, of New Yerk, was sold at
private sale te Isaac G. Pfautz, residing 1
mile east of Litiz, far $13,000.
S. A. Danucr, of Sinking "Springs, has
leased Emanuel Kauffman's stone quarry,
located near the Litiz railroad station, ler
a period of ten years. 3Ir. Danner fur
nishes stones for Columbia iron furnaces.,
and will shortly operate with twelve men-.
The property of Edwin L. Kreiter, situ
ated en Bread street, Litiz, was sold te II.
B. Buch, of New Haven, for $2,000. Mr.
Buch will remove thereto en or about April
The property of 11. W. Stark, situated
near the evangelical church, was sold at
private sale te Benjamin Tshudy for $(J75.
Drunk and Disorderly.
Alderman 3IcConemy has sent te jail
Adam Perry for 30 days and Gee. Hepton
for 15 davs, drunken and disorderly con
duct. Perry is an old offender and for
years past has been a source of great an
noyance about the railroad depots. Seme
years age lie lest one of his legs by having
it crushed under the cars while stealing a
ride. He recovered, but still persists in
jumping en and off the cars while in mo
tion. Before Alderman Ban-: CharlesNichells
was committed for live days te the county
prison for drunken and disorderly conduct.
Constable Fisher, of Columbia, took te
jail this afternoon five bummers, who, for
drunken and disorderly conduct, had been
committed for 30 days each by 'Squires
Frank and Evans.
James Clark, who resided in the
borough of Mount Jey, died rather sud
denly en Tuesday night. He worked all
lay and after supper he complained of
feeling ill. In a short time he became
unconscious, and although two physicians
attended him, he died about ten o'clock.
Heart disease is supposed te have been the
cause of his death as he has been com
plaining of it for years, and when he first
felt ill he said he thought he was getting
one of his old spells. He was about G5
years of age and leaves a wife and family.
The revival, in which a great deal of in
terest is manifested, continues in St.
Paul's 31. E. church at present. There
were quite a number at the altar for
prayer last evening, two of whom profess
t-i f 'l21 .