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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCE, TUESM V, FEBRUARY 3, 18&).
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TUESDAY EVENING, FEB, 3, 1880.
They tell us again that Mr. Tilden Is
about being married. We hope it is true
but we suppose it is false. "We hope it
is true because we want Mr. Tilden te le
happy, and he seems te want something
te make him happy. If a wife will fill
the void place, and is ready te fill it, let
it be filled. But we doubt the report
because Mr. Tilden does seem te lack-the
boldness necessary for the undertaking.
Te take a wife must be, te a man who
has se long shrunk from the attempt, a
mere gigantic essAy than te capture a pres
idency te which he has been chosen. The
bride may have elected him and may be
waiting for him, but te go boldly up te
her and adept the necessary means te re
duce her into possession, at the altar of
the church and in the presence of the
people and out of the hands of
her sisters and her cousins and
her aunts, who hang en te her
with weeping eyes and great tenacity,
takes mere courage than Mr. Tilden has
ever demonstrated the possession of. Still
he may be able te de it. Wc willingly
hand him ever the bride if he will have
her, and hope she may reconcile him te
the less of the presidency, which we can
not trust him again te take. In his re
tirement from political cares the solace
of a wife will be very grateful te our ex
president, who is new ex pretty much all
of the joys as well as cares of existence,
and has but his memories and his con
science, his ills and his cash te bless and
trouble him. A wife is about the only
geed thing left for him te take, and if
he would marry our Pennsylvania girl
who is the latest candidate for his mate,
he would de a very geed thing. The
compliment te the state would hardly
help him materially in a canvass for its
vote, and we aresurc he would net expect
it. If he takes a wife we knew that it
will be with intent te give her all his
thought and attention and te divorce him
self from politics and politicians. The
Pennsylvania maiden may be in fact a
cunning seduction of Tammany, con
trived te lure away their enemy from
his revengeful following of their trial.
Master of the Situation.
.Senater Cameren has achieved a dis
tinguished reputation for dogged obsti
nacy, and he has earned it. It is a strong
quality, and an invaluable ee in a poli
tical leader. Courage te stand firm is a
prime quality, and, with a moderate
amount of sense and a plentiful supply of
cash, will see nearly any political leader
through te the achievement of his pur
pose. The chances very much favor
Senater Cameren's confirmed domination
of Jiis party in this state. Ne one appears
who is able te lead a successful resistance
te him, bucked though such an effort
would be by what seems te be the strong
sentiment of the masses of the Republi
can party in the state against the third
term idea that the senator announces his
determination te commit the conven
tion te. It is singular that se pro
nounced a sentiment among the people
does net seem able te call out a cempe
tent champion of it. It needs but a little
sagacity, one would think, te induce
some man of nerve te wrestle with the
champion of Grant's nomination and no
great skill or courage te defeat him,
when the feeling in his party is against
him. But it will require mere of both
sense and courage than will be found in
the Harrisburg convention te-morrow te
defeat Senater Cameren's purpose, judg
ing from present appearances. There
will be a feeble howl from the opposition,
as there generally is, but it will be only
set up te be suppressed, and the whipped
curs will fellow quietly along at the heel
of the huntsman. They will be " unani
mous'" in the hope of a bone, or m the ex
pectation that they may find a chance te
treacherously leap at the threat of their
master under cover of the night.
Taking Their Time.
Our judges are taking their time te
consider the motion taken te disbar us,
and that is very right. "We de net grudge
them any amount of time needed te en
lighten their understanding and te en
able them te consult the numerous au
thorities in Mr. Shapley"s brief. They
will find it quite exhaustive of the sub
ject and a very great saving te tlnfm of
time and labor in securing a mastery of
it. "We hope they will enjoy the investi
gation and find their minds in a fit state
some day te give a righteous decision
which will stand the lire of criticism.
Beth judges must concur in the decisien:
se that both need te inform themselves
of the merits of the question. As it is a
very grave one and their time is much
occupied just new in court business we
cannot demand tee speedy a decision ;
but we want it at the very earliest con
venient date, as it is simple
justice te ourselves and te the bar
that our challenged fitness te be members
of the bar shall net long remain a dis
puted point. "We say that justice te the
bar requires this, because as we
leek at the question it is rather
one of " the fitness of the bar and
the judges te associate with us than
of ours te associate with them.
As honest critics of official impropri
eties we consider that no society is tee
elevated te decline our association ; cer
tainly it is net for these charged with such
improprieties te remove from us the hem
of their garments. It is manifestly im
possible,for instance, te accord te Mcssnr.
Eshleman and Brown, who fail te defend
the wrongful conduct as attorneys with
which Ave charge them, places in an
honorable bar, from which we are ex
cluded because we have declared their
conduct disgraceful and called te ac
count the judges who failed te investigate
it ; unless it is shown that our allega
tions are false. If the judges will direct
an inquiry into the facts, and it shall be
ascertained that our charges were mali
cious and unfounded, we will let the rule
be entered disbarring us without objec
tion and without appeal.
All reports from Harrisburg agree
that Den Cameren declines te say what
he will de with his convention te-morrow
further than te say that having started
te set the Grant ball in motion he is net
the man te slacken in his undertaking.
A loxe list of illustrious Republicans
of Philadelphia publish an appeal te the
Harrisburg convention te-day, protesting
against its members committing their
party in this state te the third term
heresy. Toe late! Toe late! The
Leas and MacVeaghs and Verree and
and Henrys and Mitchells and Drowns
may pretest and, appeal, but it is the
Petreffs and Deuglasses and Davises
and Huhns that make conventions and
represent the great party of ' moral
Ock local delegation is off te the Har
risburg convention accompanied by train
ers and grooms who wear the Cameren
livery ; and whatever judges, bankers and
'squires may think about the views of
the Lancaster county Republicans en the
presidency they will find that in the con
vention te-morrow Hay Brown's little
finger is heavier than J. W. Jehnsen's
Pity peer Passmore !
Will L. Maki'I.K, a St. Leuis artist, has
applied for a divorce from his wife. One
of his grievances is that she sent a broken
frying pan te an art show, where some
efhis pictures were en exhibition, with a
request that the hanging committee would
give it a position as "an example of the
way in which the talented Mr. Marple
provided for his family's necessities."'
Static Sutt. Wiciceiisii.v.m publishes a
letter written te State Treasurer Noyes
telling him that as the law is mandatory
requiring the state superintendent te draw
the school warrants, he proposes te de se
new whether there is money te meet them
or net. He has refrained from obeying
the ' mandatory law' heretofore because
he did net want te see the warrants dis
Ber. Ixoicitsei.i. is said te be extremely
anxious te go te the Chicago convention
and make another speech in be
half of the plumed knight of
Maine, and for this reason he is
concerning himself te no small degree en
the question of restoring District suffrage.
Beb is new a resident of "Washington, and
must go as the representative of the Dis
trict of Columbia if he gees at all.
Tin: report of the commissioner of pat
ents shows that during "18711 there were
presented 20,059 applications for patents,
and 12,72.1 patents were issued. The total
receipts of the eiliee for the year were
$703,931, total expenditures 321), G3S.
The total balance te the credit of the pat
ent eflice fund, en January 1, 1SS0. was
Tin: Alteena Sun thinks this sentiment
transmitted by President Tilden te the
'Iren City Tilden club" of Pittsburgh,
en the occasion of its first annual reception,
should be "printed in letters of geld
punctuated with diamonds'' :
Obedience te the choice of the majority
as expressed in the elections is the vital
principle of self-government, without
which its forms are a sham, representing
only fraud or force.
That is a rather fishy story new going
the rounds te the effect that Den Cameren
has made an arrangement with Blaine by
which he agrees te deliver the Peunsylva Peunsylva
delegatien ever te the latter in the event
of his needing it te secure the nomination
at Chicago. Den is for Grant, and he is
net of the kind that make concessions even
of the remotest character before they knew
they are beaten. It may be counted as
reasonably sine, anyhow, that Cameren
prefers Sherman te Blaine as second
choice, if he has allowed such a contingen
cy te enter into his calculations at all.
Cen. Reukiit P. Nrcvix's new two-cent
morning daily in Pittsburgh has made its
appearance, and the signs of the Time arc
that it has conic te stay. It is about the
size of the New Yerk Sun and has all the
features of progressive modern journal
ism. It proposes te be a newspaper in all
that the term implies, and announces that
its political course " following along no
fixed lines of party, will be such as an hon
est desire te pursue the right and shun
the wrong en questions arising from day
te day may determine." "Wherefore we
infer that it will net be a Grant organ as
as had been alleged in some quarters.
Sir Edwin Landseei:, the gicat animal
painter, was once looking at his own pic
tures in the Seuth Kensington museum,
and seeing some dust en one of them,
leaned ever the barrier and wiped it off
with his handkerchief. Instantly a police
man en duty was upon him. "What arc
you a-deiug of, " said the force, " a touch
ing of that there picture?" " Why, " an
swered Sir Edwin, smiling, " I've often
touched it before. " "Have you, the''.'"
cried the indignant peeler ; "then mere
shame for ycr ! Yeu come along wi' me."
And he walked off the unresisting painter
te the officers of the museum, who, of
course, recognized the culprit and con
doned his offense.
Camerons Big Contract.
Philadelphia Kvcning Telegraph, Kep.
It is perfectly clear that General Grant
cannot be next president of the United
States unless he be nominated, and unless
the people vote for him. He possibly can
be nominated; but by no earthly possibil
ity can he be voted for by enough Repub
licans te secure his election. In every
close state, in all states where success dc.
mauds the concentration of the vote en the
candidate, he will be ruthlessly slaughtered
by the Independents, the Libcrals,thc Con
servatives, the anti-third termists. and the
Germans. The states of Ohie, "Wisconsin,
and New Yerk, with their enormous Gei
man Republican populations, which ice
must curry, or loose the presidency, cannot
be curried for General Grant.
Ouuy en nialne.
Cel. Quay said te a Ilarrisburh Telegraph
reiieiter yesterday that his contact with
the delegates he has met in traveling through
the state convinces him that the conven
tion will declare ler Gen. Grant. "While
there is in many quarters a genuine Blaine I
sentiment,, ii. is manliest that mc solid
thinkers an; predisposed towards the cx
presidciil. They point te Blaine's com
plication hi the Mulligan letters, his mis
taken position en the Chinese question, and
the animosity existing between him and
Senater Colliding, as weaknesses which net
even the party discipline will be able te
obliterate. In addition, while the senator
from Maine is cordially hated by the
Southern Bourbons who control Congress,
he is net feared, and consequently they
would net hesitate te count him out in
case of his election.
There is a report from Scranton that
Samuel J. Tilden, of New Yerk, is te be
married te Miss Fanny Rauch, of Lewis
burg, Pa., this week. Of course it is bogus.
The Princess Lerisi; arrived at Halifax,
N. S., yesterday, and was received with
military honors. Throngs of people en
the wharves cheered heartily and Hags
were displayed en many buildings.
Richard Vess, the German poet and
writer, is in Reme. He has a great ad
miration for Bret Harte and has written
some essays en his works. " He is a fine,
rich nature," said Vess, enthusiastically,
" a true, noble nature."
Nicholas II. had an imperial way et
meeting dangers ; he marched straight up
te them. One day he heard that a market
riot had broken out, and that the populace
had risen against the inspectors and the
"men in blue," or gens d' annex. The
Czar jumped into his sleigh, drove straight
te the scene of the conflict, harangued
the rioters, and called upon the ringleaders
te give themselves up. The ringleaders
surrendered without a murmur, and were,
probably, all transported, for the Czar was
no sentimentalist, and showed little mag
nanimity in dealing with rebels. On an
ether occasion Nicholas heard that a pro
fessor of the University of St. Petersburg
was conspiring against his life, proof of
this offence having been obtained through
letters seized at the postefllce. The Czar
wrapped himself in his furred cloak and
set out en feet te call upon the professor,
who almost swooned at the sight of him.
"Shut the deer," said the emperor,
quietly, as he walked in. " Tell mc who
your accomplices arc and give me all your
papers, or I shall have you knouted."
On Thursday Queen Victeria will ride
te and from "Westminster te open Parlia
ment in person. Previous te the hour
fixed for the departure of the royal proces preces
sion from the palace, her majesty's crown
and regalia will be conveyed from the
Tower te the lord chamberlain's office,
whence the regal jewels will be taken, in
the state carriage, escorted by the Yeomen
of the Guard and a detachment of the
Household Cavalry te the Heuse of Lords,
where they will remain under the guar
dianship of court officers until the queen's
arrival. Her majesty will leave Bucking
ham palace in state at 1J p. in., the first
five dress carriages of the precession being
each drawn by six bay horses, led by four
grooms walking. These equipages will
convey the great officers of state, and im
mediately following will come a carriage
drawn by six black steeds, containing
Prince Leepold, the master of the Herse,
and a lady-in-waiting. The horses of this
equipage will also be led by walking
grooms, and the coachman and footman
will wear state liveries of scarlet and geld.
The royal carriage will be the seventh and
last in the cortege, and will be drawn by
eight cream-colored horses, each led by a
groom. The queen and Princess Beatrice
and the mistress of the robes will occupy
the state equipage, which closes the pro pre
cession, the carriages being escorted by
the Yeeman of the Guard and a detach
ment of the Household Cavalry.
The Kiglith Ward Democracy.
Editors Daily Intelligencer : At
the Democratic primary election held at
the Green Cottage hotel, Eighth ward, en
Saturday evening last, there was an un
usual turnout, four hundred and ninety
nine votes having been polled between
the hours of 4 and 8 o'clock, and a mere
quiet and orderly election was never known
in the city of Lancaster.
It is net true, as stated in the columns
of the Xew Era, that cither the friends of
Mr. Shay or Mr. Ilarman indulged in
"drunken orgies,' or in any way mis
behaved themselves. As at all elections
of the kind there was a generous rivalry
between the candidates and their adherents
till the close of the polls, but when the
result was announced, the customary con
gratulations were exchanged and all re
tired te their homes with a fixed determi
nation te elect, by an overwhelming
majority, the ticket of their choice. Such
is the Democracy of the Eighth ward,
and if the Heg Ringers and Bull Ringers
of "G. A. R. Hall" had sense enough te
profit by their example, they would have
enough te occupy their attention without
seeking te threw fire-brands into the ranks
of a united party which has no use for
"William Palmer, of "Williamsport, was
found frozen te death in the weeds at
Wheatland, N. J., yesterday morning.
Jehn Gillespie, jr., brakeman en a coal
train of the Reading railroad, was killed
by falling under the train near Pettsville
Mary Newman, a young woman, was
arrested and committed te jail in Potts Petts Petts
vileo yesterday for infanticide. She con
fessed the crime and implicated another
Philadelphia had two fires last evening.
The Keystone Heur mill burned at Leepard
street and Girard avenue ; less $23,000 ;
and the furniture factory en Edward street
was destroyed involving $80,000 less.
By the addition of four columns te its
space, the Easten Express te-day appears
as one of the largest inland dailies in the
state. Neither expense, time nor labor
shall be spared te fill its columns with
matters of local, personal or general intel
ligence that may be considered of interest
te its thousands of patrons.
"William Supplec, a carpenter, 33 years
old, residing at 2800 Hummcll street,
Philadelphia, fell from the rafters of the
mansard reef of Smith's new carding ma
chine manufactory, at Crewu and Raee
streets, about 9 e clock yesterday morn
ing. His head struck upon the flooring en
the fifth story and he was instantly killed.
At the time he fell he was seated upon a
plank, boring auger holes, and the suppo
sition is that he had a fainting swell and
Alexander Gibsen, the "lumber king" of
New Brunswick, yesterday cabled a dona
tion of $5,000 for the Irish relief fund. The
collections in Bosten have reached $5,000.
At a meeting of the city council of Mon
treal yesterday, it was resolved te open
supscriptiens under the auspices of the
mayor for the relief of the destitute in Ire
land. Over $1500 was collected in that
city en Saturday. The Catholic total
abstinence beneficial society of the Cathe
dral parish in Philadelphia has contributed
$1000 in cash te the Irish relief fund.
Collections for the fund will be taken up
in in the Catholic churches of St. Jehn, N.
I'., next Sunday.
It May llreak the state, Toe.
Rheumatism has prevented Hen. Henry
Green from taking his seat en the supreme
bench up te this time.
A Listener Who Didn't Hear.
A writer in the Examiner, who signs
himself "a listener " te the
legal argument of Mr. Shapley en Friday,
gives a quotation which he says "the learn
ed gentleman from Philadelphia failed te
quote," and adds :
"I quote it for him, and our community may
then begin te see that there are two sides te the
question new engaging public attention. I
quote from 3 Watts anil Sergeant, page 271. the
opinion in which was delivered bv Judge IJod IJed
gers. of Pennsylvania : 'In Austin and ethers
(3 ttawlu l!ll) it is held that it i u breach orpro erpro orpre
lessioual lidulity te attack-,' " etc.
New the fact is Mr. Shapley devoted
mere attention ia his argument te the
opinion of Judge Gibsen in the Austin
ease than te any ether point or citation,
assuming at the outset of his remarks that
it was one of the only two cases te rely
en te justify its proposed action ; and hav
ing finished his discussion of Gibsen's
opinion in that case, he quoted the very
case which "A Listener" didn't hear, and
commented upon it as follews:
"In McLaughlin's cae3 W. & S. 27it he court
said, ' In Austin and ethers (.r Uawle Wl) it is
held that it is a breach of professional iidclity
te attack the proceeding" of the court, for itn
pure ami improper purposes, through the me
dium of the public prc.-s."
"Hew could the impure motive and improp
er purpose which would bring an attorney
into colli.-ien with his proi'es-ienal tidelity ex
ist, if he had no professional connection with,
or interest in, the case commented en, or criti
cised ? The impure motive must be the motive
of the lawyer, noter the citizen, te make the
lawver answerable as Mich.
"There must be a professional motive te
make the act a breach of professional Iidclity.
The act must, in some tensc be the act of a
lawyer, as such, and net his act as an ordinary
citizen. Hew can there be the professional
motive, or professional action without the pro
fessional employment? Mark! it is net en Hie
ground of 'professional unfitness, but of profer prefer profer
sienal infiaelit.il. And there can be no profe prefe profe
hieuul inlldelity where there U neither profes
sional motive nor professional action.
"The distinction between what is anil what
is net considered as the professional act of an
attorney has been recognized in alineit every
reported case, before or j-iuce the Austin case."
LATEST NEWS Bx" MAIL.
The public debt statement for January
shows a decrease of $11,01-1,263.
Twe illicit distilleries have just been
captured in Orange county, N. C.
The well-known trotting marc Midnight,
having a record of 2:20, died at Easton Easten
town. N. J., en Sunday meTiiing. of bleed
"William M. Beycc, of Rapides parish,
Louisiana, fell from a third-story window
of his bearding house, at New Orleans, en
Friday, and died yesterday.
Gas,, escaping from a street sewer, ex
ploded in the" Chronicle press room at
Quebec yesterday morning, causing about
$1,000 worth of damages.
It is reported that the body of a person
who died of yellow fever in April last was
shipped from Pert-au-Prince, Hayti, en
Saturday last, by the steamer Atlas, for
A crevasse thirty feet wide is reported
in the levee at the Casebenne plantation
en the Mississippi river, seven miles be
low New Orleans. A force of men has
been sent te close it.
At Montgomery, in Orange county. N.
Y., yesterday morning, the thermometer
indicated 3 degrees below zero. The Wal
kill river was entirely frozen ever during
Linda Yeung, aged 20 years, was fatally
burned by her clothes igniting while start
ing fires in the High street public school
hrMiddletewn, N. J., yesterday morning.
Her mother was severely burned while try
ing te save her.
The large furniture factory of Geerge
C. Flint fc Ce., in West Nineteenth street,
New Yerk, was destroyed bv fire last
night. Less, $100,000. The workmen in
the factory struck several days age, and,
as some of them made threats, the lire is
believed te have been incendiary.
The commission appointed by tiie post
master general en the prope -.il for carry
ing the mails for four years, from July
next, reported yesterday. The bids num
ber 00,000, from Ohie, Indiana, Kentucky,
Tennessee, North Carolina. Seuth Caro
lina, Georgia, Flerida, Alabama and Mis
sissippi. Advices from Panama say that the sur
veys initiated by M. De Lcsseps are being
rapidly pushed. Eight working parties
were in the field, including I'M men. It
was net expected, however, that the sur
veys would be entirely finished by the time
Dc Lcsseps would leave for New Yerk, en
the 0th of February.
A boiler explosion occurred at "Wm.
Clark & Ce.'s iron mill, in Lawrenceville.
Albert Orran, driver of a coal cart, who
was unloading at the furnace, was blown
against some iron and se badly injured
that he died in a few minutes. Jacob
Bcrger, fireman at the mill, was fearfully
The trouble in the Cumberland coal re
gion was settled yesterday by the compa
nies agreeing te the ten-hour system.
The sixty stone cutters employed en the
custom house in Memphis struck yesterday,
owning te a disagreement about wages and
the discharge of their foreman.
The tanners of Cincinnati whose wages
had been gradually reduced from $15 and
$12 te $9 and $8 per week, struck yester
day for an advance of 15 per cent. Three
of the employers granted the demaand.
All the miners in the fifteen ere mines
near East Texas, in Lehigh county, Pa.,
struck yesterday for an increase of wages.
They have been getting 90 cents per day,
and ask $1.23.
About 750 employees at the I) wight
cotton mills in Chicopee, Mass., struck
yesterday, "because the pay has been
raised unequally, ' the advance, instead of
being uniform, varying from 7 te 13 per
The stove meulders in the extensive
works of Orr, Painter fc Ce., at Beading,
and also in the stove works at Rever's
Ferd, Pa., struck yesterday for an advance
of 15 per cent, in their wages. This strike
may extend te all the stove works in East
Letting I'assmore Down Kasy.
Harrisburg Correspondence I'ittsburgh Chron
icle. Meeting one of the Lancaster delegation
a day or se age I asked the question :
" Hew many delegates will Passmore have
from Lancaster ?"
Delegate " Just as many as Lemen
don't need. If Jehn Lemen needs them
all he will have them ; if we can afford te
compliment Passmore wc will give him a
few votes, only se wc de net jeopardize
What Dees This Mean?
Washington Dispatch te Philadelphia Tele
graph. The L ancaster pestmastership seems te
cause considerable agitation in political cir
cles here. Mr. Marshall, the old pestmas
ter, was reappointed and his nomination
sent te the Senate. It appears, however,
that Senater Cameren and ether friends of
the lady desire the nomination of the widow
O. J.Dickcy, eldThad. Stevens's successor
in Congress. In view of this fact, Mar
shall's name has been hung up in commit
tee. Administration circles in turn reply
that it may be possible te prevent action
en Mr. Marshall's nomination by the Sen
ate, or in fact reject him, but in the latter
contingency it would net likely fellow that
Mrs. Dickey would be appointed.
Sale of Kcal Estate.
Henry Shubert, auctioneer and real
estate agent, sold at private sale a one
story frame dwelling belonging te Jacob
Breschard, situated en the south side of
East Chestnut street, between Shippen
and Plum streets, Ne. SIC, te Samuel F.
Erisman for $1,051.
Urade of l'uplls.
The following is the percentage of the
boys' secondary school, Rockland street,
for the month of January :
A IJeardman.. ."....
J no l'err
S (Jeehnaur ..
)' Harry Gibsen
Ail, Lewis Ituily
33 Gee Creiner
Mr..l.... I... r-,.
Henry l.niwn KM
Jehn Cehe lue
Harry I lundren 10()
Will Killingcr loe
Wm Sell letj
Lawrence Kulm 'M
. .. 117
1 lurry 'Wingcrt...
Heward Snyder lOOiIIcrhcrt Gast
Walter Hellinger... 100 Luther Villee
Samuel Metzgar....l00i Edward Ehrisiuan.
Gee Ycager 100 1 Harry Halbuch
Alfred Faulding....l00iWill Weise
Harry Lindemuth.. y.ilJaceb Hussen
Cuius lei-c '.tl'Gce Callahan
Gee Best ..
Will Zeclier KS
Frank liciir. M
IVter Dcitz s.;
Eddie Dreppfrd SJ
Frank Spillinger. . .
Harry llurncs SO
. .. '.HI
Frederick Batten. . .100
F.ddfe Ueinlried !!.'
Jehn Immel 03
James Cosgrove m
Jehn Gertzler J1
Jehn Adams IM
Gee Byerly ye
Frederick 'Ohlendcr ss
Albert Heupel X2
H.irrv Kulm se
Charles Wenditz S.)
Harry Swartz SO
Harry Brodecker. . .
JC.UPIKK liOOK AND I.ADDr.r. COMPANY
Klcelien of OHicers and Other lousiness.
Last evening the regular monthly meet
ing of the Empire hook and ladder com
pany Ne. 1 was held in their truck house.
It was largely attended and the following
officers were elected for the ensuing year :
President C. M. Hewell.
Vice Presidents A. S. Edwards. Julius
Levy, jr., and S. W. Altick.
Secretary Harry A. Carpenter.
Financial Secretary J. Hareld AVicker
sham. Treasurer Israel Carpenter.
Directors T. C. Wiley, J. K. Mctzgcr,
II. L. Trout, S. Vv Altick, Julius Levy jr.,
P. E. Slaymaker, Harry Carpenter, W. J.
Ferdiiey, V. C. Arneld, Jehn C. Carter
and R. MeUrann.
Trustees Henry Shubert, Samuel S.
Sprecher, J. K. Metzger, A. Lcchler sr.,
S. V. Altick, V. E. Slaymaker, and AV.
Delegates te Fircmans Convention I.
Carpenter, A. S. Kd wards and P. E. Slay
maker. Janitor William Lencgan.
This is the eth time that Majer Hewell
has been elected president of this com
pany, and when the vote was announced
William J. Fordney made a neat little
speech complimenting the major en his
election. The latter responded by making
a speech thanking the company for the
honor conferred upon him in again select
ing him te lill the presidential chair. It
was the intention of the fireman te have
serenaded Mr. Hewell and they had
already engaged the band for that purpose,
but they did net ile se owing te a serious
case of illness in the neighborhood.
During the evening a charge was pre
ferred against Frank II. Jenes, who, it
will be remembered, shot a pistol off in the
truck house a few evenings age, and he
was expelled from the company.
After the election of officers the new
beard of directors met, and J. K. Metzgar
was chosen chief director, with T; C. Wilcy
as assistant director of the Northern
district, and Julius Levy for the Southern
An invitation te visit a lire company in
Chambcrsburg, during next May, was ac
cepted and a committee was appointed te
take action in the matter.
After the meeting had adjourned the
members of the company were taken te
Jehn A. Snyder's siloen, where they were
by the newly elected
11KAVY SNOW STOKM.
The Ground-IIeg Getting in His Werk.
Rapidly following the cold, bright sun
shine which ushered in ground-hog day,
comes the heaviest snow storm of the sea
son. About 9 o'clock last night the snow
commenced te fall and has continued,
almost without intermission, te the present
time (neon), attaining a depth of fully six
inches en the level. Being accompanied
during the night by a brisk cast wind, the
snow has drifted a geed deal, the ground
in some places being quite bare, and at
ethers covered te a depth of two or three
feet. Along the railroads some of the cuts
were blown full of snow, but thus far
there has been comparatively little deten
tion of trains. The snow-shovel brigade
are having a "boom," and arc making
the most of it. The sleighing is net yet
geed, but will be when the reads are better
broken that is, if the temperature keeps
A Brilliant Party at the Stevens Heuse.
Last evening at the Stevens house was
held the most brilliant society ball given
in this city within a long time past. It
was a leap-year ball get up under the ex
clusive management of ladies belonging te
the best society of Lancaster, and the suc
cess which crowned their efforts proved
them te be fully equal te the arduous re
sponsibilities assumed. The ladies en
gaged the house, the music anil the re
freshments ; the; sent out the invi
tations, furnished the carriages,
and escorted the gentlemen te the ball
room, and acted as fleer managers. The
ladies were elegantly costumed and danced
like fairies. About midnight a sumptuous
banquet was served, the ladies escorting
the gentlemen te the banquet hall and
showing them all the attention usually be
stowed by them en the gentler sex. The
parts', which was much enjoyed by all
present, broke up about 3 o'clock.
Sale of Horses.
Samuel Dess &Sen, auctioneers, sold at ; that perhaps the pollen from the ungraftcd
public sale yesterday, at the Mcrrimac branches falling upon the grafted blos bles blos
heuse, for Daniel Legan, 10 head of horses I sems may have modified the character of
at an average of $181.23 per head. the fruit.
MEKTIXG OF THK SOCIKTV.
Fruit Grewing in City and Country Kssays
en "Demestic Progress" and "Knsi-
lagc" Influence of the Stock
en the Graft Agricultural
itcperts, Ac, Ac.
A stated meeting of the Lancaster coun
ty agricultural and horticultural society
was held yesterday afternoon in their room
in city hall.
The following member:; were present :
Jeseph F. Witmer, president, Paradise ;
Jehnsen Miller, Warwick : '. D. Kendig,
Maner; Henry M. Engle. Marietta; Cali
per lliller, Conestoga ; Calvin Cooper,
Bird-in-IIaud : Dr. Win. Compten, city ;
S. P. Eby, city : Henry Kurtz. Mt. Jey;
Jehn II. Landis, Maner; Ex-Sheriff Adam
Bare, Earl ; Dr. C. A. Green, city ; C. L.
Hunsecker, Maner: Peter S. Heist, Litiz;
Wm. McCemscy. city ; A. P. MuIIvainc,
Salisbury ; D. W. Graybill. East llomp llemp
ficld : Ephraim Hoever. Manheim ; S. S.
Rathven, city ; Mr. Wolf". Millway ; W.
W. Griest, city ; Levi S. Reis-t, Manheim.
The minutes of last meeting weie cor
rected se far as they stated the rainfall of
November and December as reported by
Mr. Engle the fall during the former
month being 2 inches and the latter
2 11-10 inches. The rainfall for January
was three inches. n
Dr. Wm. Compten, city, anil Dr. C. A.
Green, city, were elected members.
S. P. Eby read a communication giving
the dimensions of the large trees in Isaac
Carpenter's farm, noticed in yesterday's
Lntki.i.igbxcki:. Alse of a tree en the
farm of Israel G. Erb, Penn township,
which at the butt measures 2e feet in cir
cumference, the extremities of the branches
covering a circumference of 3!) yards.
Casper lliller read a paper en "Flint
growing in city lets.' He said that as a
general rule the fruit grown in city lets is
superior te that grown in the open coun
try, especially in dry seasons. This was
sufficiently demonstrated by the late fruit
exhibition in this city. The superiorly
was especially noticeable in pears and
grapes. He accounted for this by the
fact that this trees in the city lets are
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rapidly as in the country. They are also
protected from the severe winter winds.
These arc advantages which the country
fruit grower cannot possess. Besides, the
city-grown fruit is less liable te insect
depredations than that grown in the
country. In cultivating grapes he recom
mended southern or eastern exposure, and
said the vines should be trained ! orizon erizon orizen
tally en upright trellises, en which cop
ing may be used te protect the less hardy
II. M. Engle endorsed Mr. Killers .state
ment as te the superiority of city-grown
fruit, and the reasons therefer; bethought
however, that it might be possible te im
prove country fruit by adopting measures
te protect the trees from storms and dreuth.
The trees cannot be protected by buildings
as they are in cities but they may in a
great measure lie protected by screens of
evergreen which will act a& wind brakes,
and shield them from storms. The ground
may be be kept moist in het and dry
weather, by a thorough mulching and
artificial iriigatien. The fruit market
cannot be supplied with city-grown fruit,
the bulk of it must come from the coun
try, and everything that can he done
should be done te improve it.
S. P. Eby, esq., said one cause of the
superiority of city fruit is because the
temperature in cities during severe
weather is never quite se severe as in the
open country. Ile thought, however, that
peaches and some ether fruits could be
better grown in the country than in town,
lie had noticed that where there is tee
much shade they de net ceme te such per
fection, either in size, color or flavor as
when they grew in open, sunny places.
During veryWyweather the ground about
the trees may be mulched or irrigated as
Mr. Engle had said.
Dr. Green said a prc-requibite for the
production of geed fruit is te have in the
soil the constituents of which the tree and
its fruit is composed. If these constitu
ents are net in the soil they may be placed
there by artificial means. The doctor re
ferred at some length te a recently dis
covered mine in Schuylkill county, from
which immense quantities of alum shale
are being mined. When exposed te the
air 30 or 00 days this decomposes, and
analysis shows that it contains all the val
uable constituents of stable and Auden
ried manures. Anether matter of vast im
portance te fruit growers was the best
means of destroying insect pests. The
doctor said he had experimented consid
erably in this direction, and at the next
meeting of the society would read a paper
en the subject.
('. L. Ilunsccker read an es.-ay en " Do De
mestic Progress." It was filled with val
uable statistics, and ether matters of im
portance, and will no doubt find its way
into the agricultural journals. One of the
leading objects of the essayist was te show
that there is a great deal of " bosh" in
what is said of " the geed old times," and
that the progress which has marked the
last half century and revolutionized old
manners and customs, has been of incalcu
lable bnucfit te the human family.
A vote of thanks was extended Messrs.
lliller and Hunsecker for their essays.
" Dees the stock have any influence en
the graft '.' was next discussed. In the
absence of Jacob Stauffer, te whom the
question had been referred, Calvin Cooper
opened the debate by saying that there
were two sides te the question. The stock
will influence the size and habit of the tree,
but the fruit will net be changed. This
fact is seen in the propagation of dwarf
pears ; though the tree is dwarfed the
fruit is net.
Mr. Engle said it is certain that the graft
' will influence the root mere than the root
i will influence the graft. It has been no
i ticed in grafted trees that the root
assumes the form and general character of
the tree from which the graft was taken.
Mr. Engle said he had noticed that there
was sometimes a difference in the llaver of
the fruit of trees, the grafts of which had
been cut from the same tree but grafted
en different kinds of stocks.
Casper lliller said there was no doubt
that the fruit of a Duchess pear grafted
en a quince stock would be liner than if
grafted en a pear stock. He had once
grafted a cherry of very line flavor en a
bitter cherry stock, and the fruit was bet
ter. This indicates that the stock had
changed the character of the fruit. In
answer te te a question. Mr. lliller stated
that some branches had started from the
stock below the graft and had grown and
blossomed above the grafted limbs, and
Eplu Hoever had grafted the water
melon pear en a stock of choke jicar. The
resulting fruit partook of both varieties.
Its appearance was that of the water-t
melon and its llaver of the choke pear.
Dr. Green said trees were a geed ileal
like men ; te be perfectly healthy they
must contain a certain number of elements
but they can go through life with some of
these elements missing. These missing
elements may account for the difference in
size and llaver of fruits from different trees
of the same variety.
Mr. Cooper said he had eaten Seckel
and Bartlett pears from the same root and
stock, and quince and Seckel pears from
the same stock and root. He is convinced
that the leaf of the trce imparts mere of
the flavor te the fruit than does the root.
Jehn II. Landis stated that he had been
in correspondence with a number of agri
cultural beards in different states with a
view of interchanging annual reports from
the beards of North Carolina and Vir
ginia, which he presented te the society.
A vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Lan
dis. Peter S. Reist introduced te the society
ex-Sheriff Adam Bare, the eldest ex-sheritl"
and one of the eldest men in the state,
being new 91 years of age.
Jeseph F. Witmer, the president, read
an essay en " Ensilage."' or the preserva
tion of green fodder, by burying it in pits
and covering it with earth. He described
the French mode of thus preserving fod
der, which had in some instances been
kept sweet and green for mere than a
The beard of managers was instructed te
repeit at next meeting en the feasibility of
holding county fair next fall.
Arrested ler Stealing Iren.
This morning Oflicers Pyle and Flick,
by virtue of warrants issued by Justice
Frank, of Columbia, and placed in their
hands by Olliccr Brady, of the Pennsylva
nia railroad detectives, arrested Paul Quig
ley, Thus. Paden and Ellswerth Wilhud en
a charge of the larceny of a quantity
of iron, the property of the Pennsylvania
railroad company. The men weie arrested
at Paden's house, corner of James and
Mulberry streets, taken te the lock-up and
handed toOJlieer llnidy who took them te
Columbia for a hearing before Ju.stice
Frank. It is alleged that some el the
stolen iron has been directly traced te Un
accused and recovered, and that ether
portions are hidden away.
The rapid advance in the price of iron
has made it quite an object with thieves
te steal all they can lay their hands en.
Great complaint is made by railroad men.
rolling mills and furnaces of depredations
in this line. It is said that thieves will
beard freight cars leaded with pig iron,
threw off the pigs, and then go hack and
gather them up and sell them te the junk
shops. New iron has been found in some of
these shops with the Pennsylvania railroad
marks upon it. Rolling mills and ether iron
works often buy old iron that has been
stolen from their own premises.
ihjunkkn ani iisui:i::bi.y ceNDcrr.
A Gang of Loungers Arrested nt tlm Print
Fer some days past a gang of disorderly
men have been leafing in and around the
Pcnn iron works, drinking, carousing and
interfering with the employees. The cold
weather of yesterday drove them into
the shops, and their drunkenness and ether
misconduct becoming unbearable they were
ordered te leave. Refusing te de se,
the superintendent, Mr. Middlcten, made
complaint against them, and Officers
Deichlcr, Merringer and Flick were sent
about four o'clock yesterday after
noon te arrest them. Several of them
attempted te escape by running, and one
of them, Tem Daly, bit Olliccr Flick se
verely in the hand. The names of the men.
arrested are Tem Daly, Win. Menree, .las.
Ryan, Edw. Moere, 'Jehn Schacatner, Jehn
Ceyle, Themas Morgan, Themas Moere,
Frank Holseu aud James Lalferty. All of
them, in default of bail, were committed
for a hearing before Alderman McC'onemy
en Thursday afternoon.
Yesterday was the 88th anniversaiy of
the birth of Charles Gillespie, one of Lan
caster's eldest and most respected citizens.
Te commemorate an event se unusual, his
children, grand-children, and ether rela
tives and intimate friends, te the number
of about twenty, assembled at his residence
te congratulate him and have a social fam
ily party. Many old time tales weie told
and reminiscences of bygone days re
hearsed, and at a seasonable hour the
party broke up, the guests wishing the
venerable patriarch long continued health
and many happy returns of the birthday
It was Peter Rerich, jr., net sr.. who
was elected city committeeman from the
Eli Shertzer, for select council in the
Fourth ward ; Gee. F. Sprcngcr, for select.
and Isaac Diller and Philip Doersom, for
common council, in the Third waid, de
cline the nominations.
The Democratic city committee elect
will meet at the Intei.mekxceu eflice at
7 p. m. te-morrow (Wednesday) evening
for organization and ether business.
Where's Jee Samson ?
The Senate yesterday confirmed nom
inations as fellows, te be supervisors of
the census in Pennsylvania : Edward A.
Hewell, Third district; William Schall,
Fourth district ; William Hayes, Sixth
district ; J. Simpsen Africa, Seventh dis
trict; Heward R. Miller, Eighth district ;
Alex. Murdoch, Ninth district ; Daniel S.
Richmond. Tenth district.
(one te the Convention.
Quite a number of Lancaster politicians
left for Harrisburg this morning te attend
the Republican state convention. Among
them were District Attorney Eshlc
nian, I lay Brown, Harvey Raymond and
The same train that took them carried
also a couple of car leads of Philadelphia
delegates and managers.
Craiu Drills for Ktiftsia.
Attached te a freight train ca:t this
morning were one or mere large box cais
bearing the label in large letters, "lloesier
Grain Drills for Russia." Anether evi
dence of the acknowledged superiority of
American agricultural machinery ever
that made in Europe.
Sample Salcn of Tobacco.
A. P. McIlvaine,Paradisc township, sold
three acres of tobacco te Fatman A: Ce.,
for 21, 0 and 3.