Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, February 02, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster ihtteUigencet.
The Municipal Nominations. -The
Democratic primaries of Saturday
evening were largely attended, but quiet,
orderly gatherings, whose result was ac
complished through a fair expression of
the wishes of the Democracy and will
commend itself te the party as a whole.
The ward and council nominations are
geed and in the wards which have hith
erto generally been Republican the
Democratic nominations are such
as te encourage the hope of
gains that will make at least
the popular branch of councils mere
nearly representative of the best interests
and the political differences of the voters
of the city. The re-election of the four
.retiring school directors, all worthy and
efficient, was in accordance with the best
civil service notions, while the two new
members are well-known and intelligent
citizens, who will make useful, progres
sive school directors.
The unanimous renominatien of Mayer
MacGenigle by a most remarkably full
vote, te be polled when there was scarce
ly a contest save in one ward though
net unexpected, is none the less notewor
thy of the positive recognition by the
Democracy of the merits of his adminis
tration. While he has in no respect been
guided nor contrelled: by partisan censid
eratiens in discharge of his duties, it is
the pleasure and privilege of the party
which has elected him te make this em
phatic public acknowledgment of the
faithfulness with which he has met its
expectations of an honest, industrious,
impartial and dignified executive.
In all the leading points of his official
record he has fulfilled the expectations of
these who confidently entrusted him with
responsibility and power. His efforts te
procure a refunding of the city debt at a
reduced rate of interest; his persistent
opposition te an increase of the perma
nent debt for temporary purposes, and te
expenditures in excess of the apprepria
tiens; his interest in the promotion of all
laudable and timely improvements; his
zeal in securing the erection of the Lime
street bridge, water works improve
ments, opening and improvement of
streets where induced for the public
need and net private interests ; his im
partial exercise of police discipline, and
his general and unabated policy of re
trenchment and a business-like system in
municipal affairs, have made for him a
record upon which hi", party can well
afford te be unanimous and te go before
the public for its approval.
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Oimi psttwmed contemporaries in dif-
ceeding en his assumption, the editors
of the IxTELUGEXCER have net felt
bound te answer him nor Mr. MacPher
sdu as te "what is in their mind.''
That is a privilege wiiich for the present
they reserve, meanwhile amusing them
selves with watching ether people's
trifling in " interpreting language " and
in publishing what is in the mind aud
en the lips of these who are viewing the
matter with interest.
ferent parts of the state continue te dis
cuss the contempt case with a freedom
and variety of opinion that make the re
publication of their sentiments interest
ing, and we give such extracts from
them as our space will allow en our first
page te-day.
It will be seen that a special editorial
contributor te the New Helland Clarien
is quite anxious that the ease will net be
given up until its core be removed. His
desire will be gratified.
The legal ' Listener '" who reports
te the Examiner what he failed te hear
in Mr. Shapley's argument furnishes
nothing new te the law of the case.. Mr.
Shapley does net deny that 4i it is a
breach of professional fidelity te attack
the proceedings of the court for impure
and improper purposes, through the me
dium of the public press." If "Lis
tener " heard his argument and were
:illc te fieinnrehend it. he would knew
that what Mr. Shapley contended was
that the court was net te be the judge of
whether an alleged attack upon it was
made for " impure and improper pur
poses." That is a question of fact, te be
determined by a jury, under the law of
the land, net te be assumed by the
prosecutor nor determined by him acting
as district attorney, judge and jury, all
in one person.
Paul Devacx, the Belgian politician,
aud the Marquis of Anglesey, Liberal
member of the Heuse of Peers, are dead.
The Pittsburgh Pest invites Mr. Chas.
E. Wolfe te come out as a candidate for
United States senator.
The Duke of Newcastle is 1G ycais
old, MarquLs Camden is 8, Earl Russell is
15, and Lord Southampton is 13.
Donald G. Mitchell is in failing
health. He has recently been in liosten
under medical treatment, but has returned,
unimproved, te his home, near New
Seme of the papers arc making
fun of the Ciceronian effort of
Cameren te pronounce a senatorial eulogy
en Chandler, which they say he 'read for
five minutes from two sheets of paper.
Den's effort te join the noble army of
"litcrcry fellers" should net be made
light of.
New Yerk is having quite an influx of
Pacific coast millionaires, following Mr.
Kcene somewhat in their tastes. Mr. D.
O. Mills, of California bank fame, has come
and Mr. James C. Floed, the Bonanza
king; the family of the late Mr. O'Brien
and ethers, it is said, arc moving Getham-
Dr. Levis has recovered a claim of $300,
with interest, from a Mr. Lipps, whom he
had successfully treated for cataract, re
storing te Mr. Lipps the use of his eyes.
Dr. Levis restored one eye and saved the
ether, the whole treatment covering a
period of three- years, and the surgeon's
charge being $300. Lipps refused te pay
mere than $200, but the jury took a cicar
view of the case and awarded te Dr. Levis
the fee that he had se fairly earned.
General Sherman', in conversation re
garding the charges and specifications filed
with the secretary of war by General
Boynton, of the Cincinnati Gazette, roundly
denounced newspapers and newspaper
men as a class, and said that if Boynton
would get any commissioned officer te in
dorse his charges he would call for a court.
The inference from Sherman's words was
that without such indersement lie would
net ask for a court.
Gerome, the painter, is new lifty-live
years old, but is remarkable young in
spirit. He is an indefatigable student in
his art, and carefully notes and profits by
competent criticism. He is said te be
overwhelmingly ambitious, but he rarely
lets it be perceived. His father was a
rniilmitli .ithI wished te rear the boy in
his trade, but the "latter was from child
hood an artist, spending most of his time
at school in drawing men and animals and
rude portraits of his schoolmates en his
slate. He declared ever and ever again
that he would de nothing but paint, if he
had te bet: his feed en his way te Paris
and the best instruction. Se his father
yielded, and the young Jean, in the years
that have followed, has wen fame, a beau
tiful home, and a fortune of $300,000.
The chess congress was terminated en
Saturday, when Captain Mackenzie and
Mr. Grundy played off the tie. Mackenzie
A man named Sabourin went te his home
in Ottawa the ether night, drunk. He
quarreled with his wife and she brained
him with an axe.
The Indian appropriation bill lias been
completed in committee and will be re
ported te the Heuse as seen possible. It
appropriates $4,493,64e.
The third trial of Jennie R. Smith and
Cevert D. Bennett, for the murder of the
firmer' s husband, in Jersey City, resulted
en Saturday in a verdict of net guilty.
Geerge Cummings was drowned by
breaking through the ice at Watertown,
N. Y., en Friday night. Anether man
man was rescued from a floating cake el
ice after seven hours exposure.
The Meers at Fez, Morocco, have at
tacked the Jews, wounding several. They
covered an old man, ever 70 years el age,
with petroleum and burned him alive,
amidst shouts of joy. Twe of the wound
ed Jews arc French subjects.
A violent wind storm raged at Albany,
N. Y., all day yesterday. The tin reefs
were blown off Tayler's brewery, Story
Brethers' malt house, the Delaware and
Hudsen canal company's machine shop,
the Central railroad freight platform, aud
two private residences. The weather last
night was very cold.
Rev. Mr. Cowley, the wolf in sheep's
clothing who kept the Shepherd's Feld in
New Yerk, is hew safely ledged in the
Tombs, in default of the bail required for
his appearance te answer the twenty -five
indictments found against him by the
grand jury and will net have another
chance te beat and starve a let of babies.
A dispatch yesterday from Mount Wash Wash
in'ten says there was the greatest change
in3 the wcather ever known en that
mountain in the same length of time, the
thermometer at neon being nineteen de
grees above and at 9 o'clock in the evening
twenty-seven below zero. The wind was
blowing at the rate of ninety-nine miles an
temporary peace," which, it was thought,
might be broken at any moment. The
commander of the sleep-of-war Jamestown
sent assistance te the settlers. Mining
operations were pregrcessing favorably,
but the mills had been closed by the
severity of the weather.
shaft at
His body
.Tneeli Haber. while sinking a
Tuscarora. was buried alive.
was recovered.
Mrs. Kries, aged 00, of Emlenton, Ve
nango county, was taken with a hemor
rhage while washing dishes and died in
stantly. The park commission decided te give the
permanent exhibition company six months
time te raise $100,000 for the restoration of
the main building.
Allegheny county elected eightecndcle
ates and pledged them te Grant. North-
The DUTerenae.
yew Era.
The Examiner eives its friends.
best workers in the ward," this somewhat
peculiar "elastic embrace :
"The Ixtelueescer anil the Xew Era must
be verv much shocked at the way the ' best
workers' in the Fourth ward of Philadelphia
have been dealt with in the Philadelphia
courts. That innocent lamb, 'Squire McMul
len, who is never without a six-shooter and
never hesitates te use it, was tried, and se was
Ryan, another of the 'best workers' en the
Democratic side, and both were acquitted, nil
under the management et a Democratic uia
trict attorney. As it is the special province et
these journals te regulate judges and courts
and lay down the law for tnem te lollew, are
thev net a little slew in coming up te the
scratch in this instance?"
The New Era did net find fault with
District Attorney Eshlcman, nor attempt
" te regulate judges and courts " because
they tried one of the "best workers of the
ward, " but because the district attorney
and his assistant, J. Hay Brown, refused or
neglected te try him, at a time when the
cvidence was at hand for a conviction, and
deceived the court into consenting te a ver
dict of net guilty by representing they had
examined the witnesses and found the
case could net be made out. Had our
district attorney placed the defendant en
trial as promptly as the Philadelphia dis
trict attorney did, instead of deceiving the
court as te the real facts of the case, this
journal would have had no cause of
nnmnlainr.. no matter what the jury
might have done. Or, had he accepted
Judge Patterson's offer when the
case was en trial with a certainty et
an acquittal of the defendant by
the plea of autrefeis acquit, te call the
witnesses te the first offense te
show that they have been examined in due
form before the verdict of acquittal was
taken, and that fact had been established,
we weum nave Decn iercvar csioepeu mu
attempting te "regulate " such irregu
larities in the public prosecutor of the
ceuntv as this ene which has made " the
the begiu-
hc enlisted
Ground Heg day.
The Pittsburgh Dispatch knows : " An
' uninstructed delegation ' either te
Harrisburg or Chicago is a phrase which,
when employed with reference te Pennsyl
vania, is perfectly intelligible te every
body. It means that the instructions arc
te come from Senater Cameren."
By the defiant and irregular use of the
party machinery in Allegheny, Dauphin
and Lancaster counties, Den Cameren
and his henchmen have added i dele
gates te the 48 from Philadelphia, as a
solid power in the Republican state con
vention te control its action in the Cam Cam
eeon interest. Wherever the selection of
delegates, or the expression of a popular
choice for president has been left te the
masses of the party, their verdict has
been against Cameren and his presumed
support of a third term. Nothwithstand Nethwithstand
ing this, his manipulations have put him
in control of the convention, and he is
reported te nourish the disposition te run
it te suit himself. His henchmen will be
there and they will make the nomina
tions and name the delegates te suit
themselves. The Republican party of
Pennsylvania is te be assembled in con
vention en Wednesday, net because its
business has net already been done, but
merely te show the people of ether states
that it wears a brass cellar, like that of
Gurth, en which is inscribed : " Rem
thrall of the Cameren Family."
It is said that Mr. Themas B. Coch
ran, of this city ,'has undertaken te deliv
er the delegation from Lancaster county
te the Republican state convention te
the support of Jehn A. Lemen for audi
tor general, against Passmore, if they are
needed te nominate Lemen. When there
was a geed chance of Passmore being
beaten, Cameren had him nominated ;
new that it is expected te elect the nom
inee, they de' net propose te give Pass Pass
mere a chance. Nevertheless, there is a
general feeling of sympathy with him
among the Lancaster county Republi
cans, and even the packed county com
mittee would probably have endorsed
him had it net been se hastily adjourned
last Tuesday. Under this state of affairs
it is curious te see hew its vote will be
recorded in the state convention. There
seems te be no doubt that in the general
result Piissinere will be flattened out.
Mr. Edward MacPiiersex, of the
Philadelphia J'rcss, does " net propose te
be trifled within interpreting language,"
and se he calls upon the editors of the
In'TELLIek.vcicr te "state explicitly
what was in their mind" when they
published the article of which Judge
Patterson took cognizance. Inasmuch as
St. Leins Globe-Demecrat: "The Sher
man party of Missouri came West a few
days age in a lower berth of a sleeping car,
and there was room for another pelitica
organization of similar dimensions under
the same blanket." It will shrink te about
that size in Harrisburg en Wednesday.
Philadelphia News, sarcastic Cameron Cameren
Grant organ! "The Lancaster New Era
has a telephone with sixty-seven connec
tions running all ever the state. It says
' Frem every section of this bread com
monwealth the cry of the popular heart is
that chivalrous, stout-hearted Blaine shall
lead the Republican hosts te victory in the
coining campaign.' "
Judge Patterson
what was " in
has assumed te knew
I heir mind" and is pre-
Tiie Philadelphia Eccning Newt, a roar rear
ing Grant organ, has the candor te admit
the existence of a popular impression that
the Republican state convention which is
te asscmble at Harrisburg, en Wednesday,
"is net te be a convention, that the sover
eign voice of the party, as expressed in the
choice of the delegates, is te be stifled be
fore it is declared, and that the honors and
powers of this most important party
agency arc te be usurped and carried off
by a faction of bold and designing men."
The Neict ought te knew.
Mr. R. B. Roosevelt is quoted as say
ing that "the man of the future has get te
knew the language of beasts and birds and
fishes," and Mr. Seth Green is described
as adding : "Why, I tell you, I knew they
held their conversation just as regularly as
we de. How'd these trout of mine out
there at the ponds knew the difference be
tween a plain, long stick and a regular
fishing red, as they de, if they didn't talk
it ever and compare notes '.' Why, they'll
most break their heads bumping them to
gether te get out of the way of a fish-pole,
and you see I couldn't scare them at all
with that long stick te-day. They knew the
difference, tee, between the man who car
ries a pail about dinner time and the one
who don't, I can tell you."
Le the Foer Freedman ?
The select committee of the benatc en
the Frecdmen's bank is still taking testi
mony in regard te the management, or
rather the mismanagement that defunct
concern. It is understood that the com
mittee will report that, "in consequence
of the deaths of some of the persons re
sponsible for the bank's bad management,
and the present impecuniesity of the re
mainder, nothing can new be done for the
further relief of the depositors except te
consummate the proposed purchase of the
Frecdmen's bank building" in Washing
ton by the United States government. A
bill for this purpose has once been passed
by the Senate. The price asked is $275,
000. The bank building is new rented for
the department of justice and the court of
ampten elected four delegates, uninstruct
i. but resolutions favoring Blaine were
The product of the Bessemer department
of the Pennsylvania steel weiks ier wm
month of January was 9,774 tens steel in
gots. The rail mill for the same time
turned 7,623 tens finished rails.
In a saloon fracas in Erie William Welsh,
of the revenue cutter Perry, stabbed Jehn
Leenard just under the heart. Welsh was
arrested and committed without bail te
await the result of Leenard's injuries,
which arc considered fatal.
In Reading a son of Henry Lecb was
stabbed in the back by a son of Henry A.
TTeff and is thought te be mortally
wounded. The boys, who are between
the ages of twelve and fifteen years, were
bandying epithets with each ether at the
In Chester yesterday morning Heury
Grant, Geerge Addis and Win. Rhoads, all
of whom reside in the vicinity of Kowlten,
was struck by a locomotive attached te the
Washington express at the Kcrlcn street
crossing. Grant was se badly injured that
he died two hours afterwards. Addis re
ceived fatal wounds about the head and
Rhoads was severely hurt.
The bicycle race which came off in iew
Yerk en Saturday night between repre
sentatives of Philadelphia and New Yerk
and in which there were four entries was
wen by W. S. Clark, of New Yerk. In
the match between teams of Philadelphia
and New Yerk the prize was carried oil by
C. F. Coke, of Philadelphia. A one-mile
race between boys of Philadelphia and
New Yerk was wen by S. Lefi'et, of New
Yerk. Time, 3 minutes and 42 seconds.
It is whispered around in West Chester
that W. II. Robinson, otherwise known as
" Gopher Bill," the man convicted several
days age of being ene of the robbers of the
Bailey brothers' safe, at Taggart's Cerner,
ncarKennett Square, in JMovemeer last,
has made overtures te "squeal," or, in
ether words, te betray the names of the
ether men engaged in the enterprise in
exchange for his own freedom. Negotia
tions have also been breached, it is said,
for the return of the few securities the dis
appointed rascals carried away from the
safe en the night when they anticipated a
haul of about $300,000, and only secured
$3,000, abandoning a roll of $150,000 in
railway bends, etc.
In Little Germany, Perry county, Mr.
Hoever, formerly of Cumberland county,
had been out hunting, had seen game and
snnnnnH his srun. but the weapon failed
te go off. This defect en the part of the
gun was repeated and spoiled the hunt,
and he returned home with the charge still
in the gun. In making an examination of
the piece he did net take the precaution te
draw the lead. His wife was near by "at
the time he was fixingthc gun. While fe
engaged the lead was accidentally dis
charged and his wife dropped te the fleer
lifeless, the contents of the weapon having
passed into her body, killing her instantly.
best workers of the word " an expressive
synonym of the prostitution of the
machinery of justice. 'Squire McMullen
had a prompt, and, se far as we arc able te
judge at this distance, a fair trial, aim
was acquitted by a jury of the vicinage.
Our " best worker of the ward " was net
tried until the district attorney had ren
dered his escape certain by the plea of a
previous acquittal, and even then he was
very "slew in coming up te the scratch.'
Ravages of Fire.
On the 10th ult. 400 bandits having ex
pelled the Brazilian authorities from Janu
aria, in the province of Minas Geraes,
sacked the town and burned 22 houses.
They threaten te attack ether towns.
Jehn Maxwell's rubbing stone works, at
Maiden en the Hudsen, were totally des des des
toeyed by lire yesterday. The less will
amount te $50,000. A large number of
men arc thrown out of employment. In
surance net stated.
A fire at Lafargeville, N. Y., en Satur
day night, burned R. S. Lingenfelter's
building. Less, $1,500. Several elliccs
were burned out, and a building owned by
B. B. Biddlecum was also destroyed at a
less of $0,500 ; insurance, $4,500.
Nicmaim,Lcns & Ce.'s furniture factory
en West Erie street, Chicago, was burned
en Saturday night. The less, which is es
timated at $12,000, is partly covered by in
surance. A Polish boy who was asleep in
the upper story was suffocated.
Death of Dr. William Whiteside.
Between 10 and 11 o'clock Saturday
evening Dr. Wm. M. Whiteside, dentist,
died at his residence en East King street
near the court house in the 49th year of
his age his death having been caused by
an aneurism of one of the large bleed
vessels near the heart, from which he had
suffered much for many years but which
did net confine him te his house until
within r. few weeks past.
Dr. AYhiteside was born in Lcaceuk
township, this ceunty.and educated at Oak
Hill academy, near Leaman Place. He
studed dentistry with Dr. Jehn MeCalla,
of this city, and after taking a proiessienai
course of study was for several years em
ployed bv Dr. White, the noted Philadcl-
nhiii dentist. On returning te
he opened an office and
practiced dentistry untill
niny of the war, when
in the three-months service, serving
as 2d Lieut, in Ce. E. 10th Regt Pa Vels.,
Judge D. W. Patterson being captain of
the company aud the late O. J. Dickey,
Lieut Colonel. The regiment first an-
campedat Chambersburg, and marciieu
thence te join Gen. Patterson's army at
Harper's Ferry and vincmity. .Mustered
out of service at the expiration of his three
months term, Dr. Whiteside almost im
midiatcly set about enlisting a company
for the 79th regiment, then about being
organized. He was mustered into service
as captain of company I and served for
three years, mostly in Kentucky and Ten
nessee, resigning September 30th,
18C4. Captain Whiteside was a
strict disciplinarian and was regarded
as the best " officer of the day " in the
regiment. Being remarkably neat and
tidy, he insisted en the same clean
liness in ethers, and when his turn came te
serve as officer of the day, there was sure
te be a general overhauling and renovation
of the camp. At inspection of arms, no
matter what might be the state of the
weather, Capt. Whiteside's men were as
tidy and their arms shone as brightly as
when en dress parade. Owing te his pecu
liar qualifications for the duty, he was for
a considerable portion of his term of ser
vice detached from his regiment and served
en courts martial and military beards at
Nashville and ether points. He was thus
prevented from sharing the dangers of
several of the battles in which his company
participated. He was with his command,
however, at the bloody battle of Chicka
mauga, and bore himself as a chivalric
At the close of the war he resumed his
profession of dentistry and practiced it
successfully until a few weeks age, when
impaired health compelled him te leave it.
Politically Dr. Whiteside was a pronounced
Republican and was two or three times a
candidate for the Republican nomination
for register, but failed te secure it, as he
would net connect himself with cither of
the "rings" into which that party is divid
ed. While he was warm in his friendship
aud generous te a fault, he was " a geed
hater," and showed no quarter te trickeries
and shams political or otherwise. He
was esteemed by a large circle of friends,
professional, civil and military. He leaves
a wife and enlv daughter te mourn his
A Large Tn;
n-ent and Geed
The Democratic primary elections, te
nominate candidates for mayor, school
directors, ceuneilmen and ward officers,
took place en Saturday evening, and con
sidering the fact that there was no oppo
sition te the lcnominatien of his honor
Mayer MacGenigle, and little or no contest
for the ward offices in most of the wants,
the turnout of the sturdy Democracy was
l-r nml tbe lipst; of feeliii"- nrevniled at
the several polling places. As will be I
seen by tne ngurcs priuieu oeiew mere
than 1,400 votes were cast for mayor. The
contest for school directors was spirited
and resulted in the nomination of four of
the retiring members, and two ether warm
friends of popular education Messrs.
Haas and Oblendcr. The nominations for
council are exceptionally strong, and it is
believed there will be Democratic gains in
several of the wants. The ward tickets
also have been carefully chosen.
The City Ticket.
The full Democratic ticket as nominated,
together with the occupation and place of
residence of the candidates, will be found
below :
Jehn T. MacGenigle, mayor, Stevens
Scheel Directors.
II. Z. Rhoads, jeweler, 738 .Maner street.
Peter McConemy, banker, 421 West
Orange street.
Dr. Jehn Lcvcrgoed, physician, 323
North Lime street.
Geerge W. Zecher, liveryman, 13 Esi&t
Lmnen street.
F. W. Haas, journalist, 120 North Mul
berrv street.
Adam Oblcnder, cigar dealer, 53:5 .Church
Select Council,
Jacob Reese, liveryman, 15s North
Queen street.
Common Council.
Samuel K. Lichty, cutter, 114 West
Chestnut street.
Jehn F. Rcith, carpenter, 38 North
Water street.
Geerge W. Brown, house painter, 202
West Chestnut street.
Jehn A. Shebcr, paper manufacturer.
North Queen and Orange streets.
Je-ephPylc, laborer, 241 North Mul
berry street.
James R. Garvin, printer. 301 Seuth
Queen street.
Jehn Mcrrjnger, constable, 51(5 Neith
Henry T. Yackly, carpenter, 25 Middle
William McLaughlin, carpenter, 39 Mid
dle street.
Eighth Ward.
Select Council.
Judith, weed bender. 34
Geerge Cause,
shoemaker, 30 N. Water
Shadle, attorney-at-
law, Grape
In Ills Mind."
l'hiladclphia Tress.
The Lancaster Intelligencer charges
the Press with misstating the fact en which
the pending proceeding against its editors
for contempt of court is based. That jour
nal charged that certain acquittals
were secured by "a prostitution of
the machinery of justice te serve the
exigencies of the Republican party," and
it added : " But as all the parties im
plicated, as well as the judges them
selves, are members of the Republican
party, the court is unanimous for once
that'it need take no cognizance of the
imposition practiced upon it, or the dis
grace attaching te it. " We stated that
the Intelligencer thus "intimated"
that Judge Patterson was a party te
this "prostitution of the machinery
of justice, and we still main
tain 'that the language used by the In
telligencer, though somewhat ambigu
ous, fairly conveys that idea. It would seem,
also, that this was the construction which
the court put en it when it cited the edi
tors te answer for contempt. If the edi
tors of the Intelligencer did net intend
reflection en the court, they were either
deficient in perception or were purposely
vague in language, se as te escape through
a loophole. Of course, we desire net te
misstate the case or any fact touching it ;
neither de we propose te be trifled with
in internrethiff language. If the editors of
the Intelligencer object te our inter
pretation, will they please state explicitly
what was in their mind when they lugged
into the indictment the phrase : "As well
as the judges themselves, the court," and
se en?
Our Ice-bound Territory.
The steamship California arrived at San
Francisce en Saturday from Sitka and
WrangcL and she reports the weather in
Alaska very severe. There was war between
two Indian tribes at AVrangel, and a fight
en the 13th ult. resulted in the killing of
I several en both sides. The whites formed a
company of eighty men, and "enforced a
Court of Common Fleas.
The second week of common pleas court
began this morning with Judge Patterson
en the bench. There arc thirty cases
down en the list, nineteen of which are
ready for trial.
In two cases of Jehn M. Amwcg vs.
Samuel J. Dcmuth, verdicts were taken
in favor of the defendant.
The case of Margaretta Griffith vs. II.
L. Eckcrt was settled by the parties them
selves. On Friday, as noticed before, a writ of
estrapement was served en H. S. Shirk and
Jacob Peters, lessees of the Beaver street
cotton mill, by the owners of said mill,
who allege that the machinery, &c, is
being injured and wasted by the mill
being worked at night. This morning the
defendants made answer te the petition of
the plaintiff. They admit leasing the mill
and that they have been running it night
and day, with two sets of hands, but claim
that there is no clause in their agreement
with the owners te prevent them from
doing se and they therefore have a right te
de it.
They employ between 130 and 140 hands,
half of whom would be thrown out of em
pleyment if they were obliged te step run
ning the mill at night.
They further claim that te fill their or
ders for manufactured yarn they arc com?
polled te run the mill at night.
That they use but about one-half of the
machinery leased from the plaintiffs, the
remainder being unavailable te them.
That the running of the mill at night
docs net injure the machinery used, it
being always kept in lirst-class condition
by being repaired, and that it is in better
condition te-day than when they took it ;
the same being run together with ether
machinery put there by themselves. They,
therefore, pray the court te dissolve the
writ of estrapement or make such order as
may seem just and right.
The court after hearing the argument,
by counsel, representing the parties, took
the papers and reserved their decision.
I.arge Trees.
On the farm of U. Carpenter, in War
wick township, there is a chestnut tree
measuring as follews: Circumference of
trunk en the ground, 27 feet ; 3 feet above
ground, 19 feet ; a circle around extremity
of limbs, 90 yards.
On the same farm there were lately cut
two white oaks, aged respectively 251 and
249 years, and a walnut 189 years, count
ing the sap rings.
While Mr. Carpenter is utilizing trees
that have attained full maturity, he is
carefully preserving the younger timber en
his farm and rc-plauting his weeds.
Geed Shows Coining.
The "Galley Slave" will be played here
by a New Yerk company en February
10th, and the Helman opera troupe will be
here in April. Annie Pixley, who has
made as much money this season as any
star in the country, will appear in
"M'liss" shortly.
Fex Chase.
A fox chase took place at Landisville en
Saturday, and, after a run of about two or
three hours, Reynard was captured at the
saw mill between Landisville and Catfish
(irouiid-lles Saw his Shadow Loek
Out l'e'r Celd Weather.
Te-day is Candlemas, and is being ob
served in the Catholic churches in the
orthodox manner.
Outside the church the day is regarded
by many geed people as ena that surcly
forcshadews the condition of the weather
for the ensuing six weeks. Their faith is
founded en an old prophecy :
Yfyc vruddy-chtikke sccz hys shaddeinnyc
Six wekes of wynterre shell have begunne :
Yfye wmlde-ehukke hvs shadde doe nettsee.
Six wekes el" spryn-je-hke weather thayr shall
Let the ice-men take heart ; if there be
any truth in the above ancient prophecy
and who in the light of experience will
doubt it a splendid ice harvest is in pros
pect. Last night was as clear as a bell ;
the stars shone with unwonted brilliancy ;
the mercury fell almost te zero ; at sunrise
this morning "ye wudde chukkc" that is
the ground hog came out of his hole
saw his "shadde" in the sun, and know knew
what is in store for him, as well as for less
favored mortals, crawled back into his
cozy hole, far beneath the line of the most
penetrating frost, and wrapping the dra
pery of his couch about him, lay down te
pleasant dreams.
Thfi New Yerk Seed Leaf Market.
The U. S. Tobacco Journal, which has
all along been vainly trying te bear the
market, new says that it has private re
ports that geed '79 crops are selling here at
15, 5 and 3, and in "a few weeks the sell
ing prices in Pennsylvania will be 10, e
and 3 cents for geed goods a fact that
was predicted by us three months age."
Of com se the Journal knows this is net
true. Last week's sales sum up as fol fel
lows :
Pennsylvania Crep '78 : 538 cases ; fill
ers, 12 cents ; medium running, 14 te 15
cents ; fine, 20 cents.
Connecticut Crep '78 : 100 cases ; sec
onds, 13 cents. Crep '78 ; 2G0 cases run
ning 15 te 17i cents.
Ohie Crep '78 : 98 cases ; wrappers, 13
te 14 cents.
Havana Market lively. Sales 800 bales.
Prices are lower in New Yerk than in Ha
vana, where rapid and extensive purchases
of the '7S crop are being made.
The sales of seed leaf tobacco reported
by J.S. Gans's Sen & Ce.,tobacco brokers,
Nes. 81 and 80 Wall street, New Yerk,
for the week ending Feb. 2d, 1880, arc as
follews: 450 cases 1878 Pennsylvania
fillers, 9 te lOic, asserted, 11 te 18c; 150
cases 1878 New England, 12 te 2c; 450
cases Wisconsin, 6 te 12c; 50 cases 1878
Ohie, G te 14c ; 50 cases sundries, 9 te 17c.
Total, 1,150 cases.
Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the Lancaster posteffice
for the week ending February 2d :
Ladies' List. Miss Amelia Busscr,
Christiana Brecht, Miss Sarah E. Fisher,
Miss Cath. Fisher, Miss Hannah Ferick,
Miss Eliza Gcrvin, Miss Mary E. Kecch,
Miss Kate M. McLaughlin, Miss Ellen
Miller, Miss Ann Pyfer, Miss Alice With
ered Mrs. Peter Weaver.
Gent's List. Isaac Beck, Rev. J. E.
Bewers, P. B. Buchcr, Dr. Cooper, Robt.
Celeman. Sam'l Clime (2), Martin
Dieafenbauch, Harper Foreman, Charles
E. Gilsen, B. Gender, A. L. Harding,
Wm. Harrison, II. II. Hcrshey, Seward
Hubcr, James II. Kirk, Jacob S. Landis,
Benjamin Miller. Geerge Pratt. Mr. Rapp,
Gcercc Ress. Pat. Sarvens, Wheel Cem
pany, Michael Shriner, ElishaSmarl, Jacob
bv Hiram Brackbill. Brisbin Skiles, the
famous hunter, wasprcscnt with a pack of ! Seurbccr, A. M. Stephen (for.), W. Brad
nineteen dogs.
fenl Williams.
S. W.
Theodere Trout, clerk, 220 West Orange
Second Ward.
Select Council.
Abrm. Ilirsh, merchant, 129 North Duke
Common Council.
Charles M. Hewell, marble mason. 133
North Queen street.
Willam J. Ferdncv. merchant, 49 East
Orange street.
David McMullen, alterney-at-law, 222
East Orange street.
J. 11. Lielity, elerk, 521 East King .street.
Charles'II. Helman, policeman, 19 Plum
Harry N. Hewell, marble cutter, 133
North Queen street.
Jehn B. McGinnes, cigar dealer, 43 Plum
Third Ward.
Select Council.
Geerge F. Sprcnger, bottler, 31 Seuth
Lime street.
Common Council.
Peter Landau, grocer, 319 Seuth Lime
Philip Doersom, carriage maker, 42
Seuth Lime street.
Isaac Diller, hardware dealer, 141 Seuth
Queen street.
Franz NcuderH", shoemaker, 310 Seuth
Duke street.
Jehn F. Deichler, policeman, 317 Seuth
Queen street.
B. F. Davis, attorney-at-law. 5 Seuth
Duke street.
Harry L. Ilartmyer, printer, 320 Seuth
Duke street.
Fourth Ward.
Select Council.
Eli Sheitzer, tinsmith, 45 Seuth Prince
Common Council.
Charles G. Rhoads, jeweler, 131 Seuth
Prince street.
II. E. Bruce, shoemaker, 502 Seuth
Queen street.
II. W. Harbcrgcr, machinist, 1KJ Seuth
Queen street.
Frank Conrey, law student, 22 Hazel
Jehn Dugan, shoemaker, 314 Beaver
James Ceyle, machinist, 33 West Ger
man street.
James A. McElhene, hook-keeper, 40
West King street.
Emanuel Wilhclm, painter, 332 Seuth
Prince street.
Fifth Ward.
Common Council.
Abraham Erismau, carpenter, 414 West
Orange street.
Gee. Hacker, harness-maker, 220 North
Mulberry street.
A. G. Brescy, local delivery, 053 West
King street.
James Kautz, policeman, 12 North Mary
Wm. Vcis?cr, cigar-maker, 311 .Marietta
Harry L. Simons, book-binder, 34 North
Mary street.
Sixth Ward.
Select Council.
Geerge W. Zecher, liveryman, 13 East
Lemen street.
Common Council.
Dr. Jehn Lcvcrgoed, physician, 323
North Lime street.
Wm. JohnseUjCarpenter, 253 East Chest
nut street.
II. B. Springer, cigar-dealer, 439 North
Queen street.
Jacob He, assessor, 523 North Queen
Geerge Lentz,constable,539 North Queen
Byren Brown, painter,13 East Frederick
Henry Leenard, bricklayer, 233 East
Fulton street.
Seventh Ward.
Common Council.
Jehn Yackly, shoemaker, 23 Middle
Geerge M. Berger, cigar-maker, 222 Lo
cust street.
Henry Smcych, carpenter, 413 Seuth
Queen street.
Hiirh street.
Common Council.
Geerge Bees, dairyman, Leve Lane near
Jeseph A. Albert, box-maker, 444 High
J. J. Hartley, brick maker, 044 Maner
C. A. Oblendcr, grocer, 50G High street.
Geerge Shay, policeman, 121 Derwart
Jacob Kautz, pump maker. 3-1 West
Strawberry street.
Jehn St. Clair, cigarmakcr. 433 High
Ninth Ward.
Common Council.
J. II. Ostermyer, cigar manufacturer.
55G North Queen street.
Elam G. Snyder, salesman, 309 West
Lemen street.
Charles E. Downey, elerk. 343 North
Mulberry street.
II. A. Mi ley, saddler, 072 North Queen
Peter Lutz, assessor, 445 North Prince
Adam Ditlow, carpenter. 541 North
Prince street.
Jehn N. Nixderf, shoemaker, 450 North
Prince street.
Charles F. Smith, cigarmakcr, 33! West
James street.
City Kxceutlvu Committee.
1. Jehn A. Schaum, carriage maker.
Black Herse hotel.
2. Jehn K. Metzger, solicitor. 29 Shippen
3. B. Frank Leaman, tobacco packer.
538 Middle street.
4. Gee. W. Harris, student, 10 Conestoga
5. Wm. B. Strine. printer. 315 et
King street.
G." Charles Green, saddler, 535 Christian
7. Win. McLaughlin, carpenter, 39 Mid
die street.
8. Peter Rehricb. laborer. 72S High
9. Jacob Metzger, oeach trimmer. H
Harrisburg pike.
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OUK scientists.
The Llnna-an Society In Ses-slesi.
The Linnasan society held their staiul
meeting, Saturday January 31, lSSO. Presi
dent J. S. Stahr in the chair. The pre
liminary business being attended te, the
donations te the museum were examined
and found te consist of six bottles of
specimens in alcohol. One was a common
house mouse, infested with a scurvy dis
ease involving the tissues of the head, this
being at least one of a-half dozen .similar
cases found during the last few ycais past
in this city, and had been submitted te
Dr. M. L. Davis, of Millcrsville, for ex
amination. This mouse was given by
E. J. Zahin, of this city. Twe Batrachean
specimens of the salamander family the
Noteptlialmous Minuatas, per Prof. Stahr.
The Nolephthalmus Millepunctatus, per J.
Stauffcr ; bottle larvae of the Iometh. Twe
geld fish ; a small, rather peculiar sun fish ;
a package, Ne.-40, of prepared corundum
from Chester county, per Mr Rathven ; a
line specimen of brown oxide of iron
(Hematite), per Mr. C M. . I less, of
Quarryvillc ; a large sized stone Indian
implement of the stone age, found in the
grounds of the Woodward Hill cemetery,
this city, per Mr. Win. Devcrter, a kind of
wedge or pick-axe ; a number of-very large
chestnuts, grown by Mr. David Hcrr. from
specimens received from France. These
are en an average three times as large as
our native chestnuts.
Proceedings of the American philosoph
ical society of Philadelphia, vel. XVIII.,
Ne. 104, July and December, 1879. Pam
phlets, one en butterflies and moths, icr
Mr. II. Strecker, Reading, Pa. Reports
upon the condition of crops, December 1st,
1879. U. S. Patent Offue Gazette up
January 27th, 1880. Specimen papers of
the Scientific American and contents of
supplement, as also a small hand-book.
The Lancaster Farmer for January 1880,
besides books, catalogues and circulars.
Historical section, 4 envelopes containing
02 scraps of historical interest, per S. S. R.
Dr. M. L. Davis simply read from a slip
notes and observations en the diseased
mouse. As the matter was of interest the
doctor was urged te write them out
at full length and deposit the copy among
the archives of the society. The disease is
known as the Porri'je Fautesa.vtcW known
as a species of fungus, analageus te the
fungus, called yeast plant. Mice, in snu fl
ing around breweries or larders, may come
in contact with the sperules and become
inoculated, and they may impart it te
cats, as cats, dogs and children are occa
sionally subject te this fungus growth.
Dr. Rathven read a paper entitled,
"Zoological Notes, " Ne. 530, descriptive
of the salamanders and their relations, and
some personal observations of his own at
" Hunter's Lake," in Lycoming county.
Pa., in 1847.
Hev. J. S. Stahr, Rev. Dr. J. H. Dubbs,
M. L. Davis, M. D., Wilmcr Bolten and
J. Stauffer discussed fungeids and their
prolific growth. Dr. Rathven relcrred te
a late author, who proposes te destroy
noxious insects by inoculating them with
a kind of fungus, such as is known e kill
flics, grass-hoppers, &c, inducing fatal
cpazetic disease among them. A word of
caution might be seasonable en this sub-