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LANCASlEk DAILY IlsELLi&teN(M, JFBttfAW fEBfttlAKt 6; 1880,
FRIDAY EVENING, FEBEUABY 6, 1880.
The Presidential Directory.
As the days pass en we are getting te
knew who are presidential candidates,
and we are beginning te find out, tee,
who are net. The Xew Yerk Sun seems
te be of the opinion that pretty much
everybody is a candidate and prints a list
of them beginning with Ir. Tilden and
Horatio Seymour, and winding up with
General Grant. Its list might be ex
tended greatly, for it does net include all
the people, by any means, who think that
they are candidates ; and all such arc
entitled te be named in a complete direc
tory of the grand army. One emission
we note is that of the name of Hugh J.
Jewett, the Rochester Union'. eandi
"date; a man witli a paper Itehind him
and a railroad under him. is quite tee
important an aspirant te be overlooked :
though just why Mr. Jewett should claim
te be elevated from the charge of a bank
rupt railroad te that of a prosperous coun
try, we de net see. When he gets Erie
stock up te a dividend paying business,
he can retire en his laurels and ask for
promotion. There are sundry ether rail
road presidents in a similar state of pro
bation, who no doubt would like very
much te exchange their presidencies for
that of the United States, but who have
by no means yet worked out their title
clear te claim such reward. Pennsylva
nia has one or two that can rival Jewett
in the desperate state of their companies
and who will want a showing when he
comes te the fore.
But we observe in the uV brief list
of candidates one or two trees that seem
in this vernal season te be quite dead at
the root .and as there is scarcely a chance
of their reviving they may as well be cut
down. Chief of these is Gen. Grant,
who can hardly even consider himself a
candidate after the showing of the liar,
risburg convention. And it is a mere
act of deference te Mr. Tilden s own
opinion of his candidacy te keep him en
the list ; for there is really no respect
able ground for counting him as one
These two old trees have exhausted their
once vigorous vitality and cannot possi
bly blossom and bear fruit.
Jehn Sherman is entitled te be consid
ered a candidate because he certainly
thinks he is and because there was one
delegate at least te the Ilarrisburg con
vention that agreed with him. It is said
there was still another of the same mind,
but his name is net divulged and it is
feared that he is a myth. Hut these
people who believe in Sherman
can find a geed deal mere
company, it is said, in the Southern
states, te which attention has been espe
cially given by the secretary of the treas
ury : and he will have votes at Chicago ;
but hardly enough te make his candida
cy serious te Blaine.
On the Democratic side the list is still
open for the candidates ; and probably
the whole let will have a cheerful hope
of the prize until the last horn blows.
The Sun is for Chief Justice Church, a
very geed man. indeed, who will net be
the candidate. We are for Horatio Sey
mour, a still better man who does net
want te be the candidate. But any lien,
est man will suit us ; and. by the way,
we de Jiet see in the Sun's list the name
of Senater Eaten, of Connecticut, who
alwavs votes right and is always sound.
It was McManes who saved the day.
McManes was net an original Grant
man, and he had the Philadelphia dele
gation well in hand. Of its forty-eight
members probably forty would have done
anything McManes asked ; there were
net eight of them who would have done
anything that McManes opposed. Mc
Manes was a big man. He was the big
gest man in the convention. But he was
net a Grant man and his band of hench
men were net Grant men. They were
above all things McManes men. Mc
Manes went ever te "Washington and
talked it ever with Den. He wrestled
with him. Den would net let him go.
McManes is even reported te have sworn
it would net de te pass a Grant rese.
lufien. Cameren insisted that it must
be done, net for Grant's sake, but for his
own ; that this was his life and death
battle, and out of this consideration Mc
Manes relented and consented. "With
Philadelphia in hand, Cameren could be
defiant. But it is te be calculated that
McManes did net barter his delegation
cheaply. He is a high-priced Mc
Manes, Tiieke are two distinctly cenllicling
statements as te Blaine's feeling about
the work of the Pennsylvania conven
tion. One report is that, seeing new how hew
close he get te a majority, he is much
offended at the oflicieusness of Bingham
and ether pretended friends of his cause,
for weakening in the fight against Cam Cam
eeon when braver generalship could have
wen it. The ether is that he had a per
fect understanding witli Cameren net te
antagonize him in Pennsylvania and
does net want te lie held responsible for
the onslaught of his friends en the Lo Le
chiel clan. The latter seems mere plausi
ble. Blaine is afraid te make battle
against Conkling and Cameren joining
their forces for Grant. He is a bravado,
but, like all ether braggarts, a coward,
and he would rather make terms for sec
ond choice with Cameren than lead a
charge against him. Cameren wants te
put himself in such posiiienthat if Grant
is te be nominated it will be due te him,
and if Grant is net in the fight Pennsyl
vania's vote can only be cast for Blaine
en terms dictated by the Carncrens and
net by reason of the original Blaine men.
Under the rules of the Republican
party and the call for its national con
vention tiie Republicans of Lancaster
county are entitled te send two delegates
te the Chicago convention. Their right
te select them lias hitherto been consid
ered undisputed, but turning te the pro
ceedings of the Ilarrisburg conven
tion we find that it was net Lan
caster county nor any of her
representatives who picked them out this
yaar, but a committee composed of Jehn
Cessna, chairman, A. L. Pearson, H.
C. Patterson, J. M. Dickey, "W. Elwood
Rewan, David II. Lane, H. L. Barbour
P. D. Bucker, X. C. Elsbree. Net one of
these men has any interest in Lancaster
county j lier any knowledge of its politics.
But they are the lads who said that A.
J. Kauffman and W. K. Seltzer shall
cast its vote for Grant. "What are you
going te de about it?
It is telegraphed this morning te the
Philadelphia paiers that Jehn M. Steh
man has been chosen Republican elector
for this district. This is adding insult te
injury of the anti-Cameren people.
"Take any shape but that.'" And of the
three national distinctions the city and
lower end get net one 1
Tukkk will be two delegates te the na
tional Republican convention chosen from
Lancasterceuntyatthe May priniaries,and
they will net be Kauflman ami Seltzer.
They will go te Chicago and light for their
" Ri:sei.vi;i, That in the opinion of this
Heuse the precedent established by Wash
ington and ether presidents of the I'lnted
States, in retiring from the presidential
office after their second term, has become
by universal concurrence a part of our re
publican system of government, and that
any departure from this time-honored cus
tom would be unwise, unpatriotic and
fraught with peril te our free institutions.
Resolution adopted by the lleutt of Jiepre
nenUitires. wider tititpeiifien of the rule.
Jieeenher 15. 1:7. te a rote of 'J;!-', te IS.
Tin: pressure for an early convention in
Pennsylvania is te lead the way for Grant.
It is arranged that when Cameren puts in
Pennsylvania. Conkling is te fellow with
New Yerk. The postelfiec machine is be
ing worked by General Tyner te bring In
diana next te the front, and Legan and
Washburne are competing for primacy in
the boom in Illinois. The calculation is
that with Pennsylvania, New Yerk, In
diana and Illinois for Grant, Republican
ism can be made a matter personal te
Grant." Cincinnati Commercial (I2ep.).
Tin: Ilarrisburg Telegraph thus cruelly
disposes of the anti-Cameren people :
"Blaine, of Maine, may well cry out in
grief and despair, 'Save mc from my
friends !' Frem two at least, yea, three of
his champions in yesterday's convention,
anybody might pray te be saved. These
were "Wolfe, of Union, who probably bought
his substitution into the convention, and
Christian Kauflman, of Lancaster, who
could net get into the convention without
a ticket, and who get into the Senate
by a scratch many believing when
voting for him that they were voting for
his popular brother Andy. The ether
member of this precious trio was Koeutz,
of Somerset. Hew he get in has net yet
been made clear. Fer a long time before
the convention assembled, Kauflman had
been going about as much like a rearing
lien as a little monkey could be, button
holing all whose time was of no value te
them, te prove that Hayes Rutherford B.
and he alone, was the proper man for
the Republicans of Pennsylvania te nemi
nate for re-election. Mr. Wolfe's prefer
ence has long been Geerge Francis Train.
And, se far as wc arc able te discover,
Mr. Koeutz has a warm side for the Hen.
A. G. Curtin. But the circumstances con
fronting these three worthies (and that
unseilcd patriot, Hen. Gee. V. Lawrence,
of Washington) were tee tempting te be re
General Gkaxt and his party went te
Mantanzas by special train yesterday, where
they will visit the caves and return en
Judge S. II. Huntington, formerly of
the United States court of claims, the
eldest member of the Hartferd (Conn.)
bar, died en AVcdncsday night.
Miss Cei.i.v Moui.ten. the daughter of
Mr. C. W. Moulten, and the niece of Gen
eral Sherman, was married, at neon yes
terday te Lieutenant Rockwell, U. S. A.,
at Glcndalc, near Cincinnati, the residence
of the bride's father.
Ex-Senater Stkang told the state con
vention that the delegates selected te
represent his district at Chicago hadn't
been recommended by the district, but as
they were acceptable te Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh, he presumed that he shouldn't
complain about it.
Gov. SwAYNEand his wifc,having agreed
te disagree and live apart, it is disclosed
that there was a marriage settlement, by
which the wife was invested with a half
ownership in all his Newport and Wash.
ingteu estate, real and personal, during
their joint lives.
A party of prominent Ilarrisburgcrs.con Ilarrisburgcrs.cen
sisting of Gen. Cameren, W. W. Jennings,
Wm. Calder, Laue S. Hart, Thee. Calder,
C. O. Zimmerman and Majer Garvin of the
Mercer Press, left yesterday for New Or
leans, where they intend spending several
weeks. They left Baltimore by steamer
for Norfolk and thence proceed te New
The Republican senators arc generally
hostile te Jehn Sherman. The feeling
among them is that he has lest Ins head
since lie decided te stand for the presiden
tial nomination, and has fallen into the
same blunder that Mr. Bristow did four
years age when he tried te bring about his
nomination by manipulating federal offices
throughout the Seuth. It is maintained
that in the long run Mr. Sherman will lese
strength by this course, and fail te secure
the coveted prize because he estranges
himself from all the ether candidates, and
is net in a position te make combinations.
A DISASTROUS SLEIGH HIDE.
Nine Merry Yeung l'eeple Run Over Dy a
A terrible accident occurred at West Mil Mil
eon last evening. As the G:14 p. m., Cata
wissa accomedation train going cast was
about te cress Heffman's crossing about one
hundred and fifty yards from the depot, it
ran into a two-horse sled, containing nine
young ladies and gentlemen. Miss Sue
Benagc, who sat en the front scat, was in
stantly killed. Jehn Shcdlc was fatally
injured, his skull being fractured and left
arm broken. He is new insensible and there
are no hopes of his recovery. Themas
Criswell sustains two severe flesh wounds
above the left eye and en the left arm.
The remaining six escaped unhurt. One
of the horses was also killed and the ether
se badly hurt that he was shot. The young
folks were in the height of merriment, en
their way te the Suuday school teachers
institute, and heard no alarm whistle given
by the coming train. Whether the engineer
gave the proper signal is unknown. The
people living about there, however, say
no one heard any signal. It is hardly pos
sible, however, that some indication would
net be given when both crossing a premi- I
nent country roan ana nearmga station.
A two year old baby, richly dressed, has
been found in a pew of St. Augustine
Catholic church, Philadelphia after ser
vice. The llcpuliean nominations for supreme
judge and auditor general will be known
as the Green Lemen ticket. It is just
possible that it may sour en the Republican
In Bradford, Maud Jeffersen, a milliner,
shot herself in a restaurant, and probably
will net recover. She addressed a note te
her lever reproaching him for neglect, and
chanrimr him with having driven her te
The reiwrtcd discovery of a well gushing
100 barrels of oil daily, near Rcyneldsvillc,
JelVersen county, has set the people of
Clearfield county te thinking that there
may be oil in their land. The new dis
covery is only about one mile and a-half
from the Clearfield county line.
There has been a meeting of the pur
chasers of the franchises of the Pennsyl
vania and Delaware- railroad company, for
the purpose of effecting a new organization
There were present about a dozen gentle
men, and it was decided that the title of
the new organzatien would be the Ponie Penie Ponie
rey ami State Line railroad company, and
would occupy that portion of the Penn
svlvania and Delaware railroad situated
in the state of Pennsylvania, and rmimiig
between Pomeroy and Landenburg, with a
capital of $500,000, and a Pennsylvania
railroad organization was chosen.
LATEST NEWS BV MAIL.
Near Leng Branch, N. J., Jeseph
lhewn, well-known resident, was waylaid
by two unknown men and fatally assault
ed. In Fredericksburg, Va., Captain Ed
ward L. Haynes, of the steamer Anthra
cite, leading railroad material for Phila
delphia, fell dead en the street of heart
disease. Captain Haynes resided in Cam
den, N. J.
The Dallas (Texas) county court house
was burned en Wednesday, together with
many valuable papers. The building cost
$100,000, and the less is about half that
amount. It is believed that the lire was
of incendiary origin.
The precession of the Knights of Memus
in New Orleans yesterday was a very at
tractive aflair, and was witnessed by great
crowds. A scriesef grand tableaux and a
ball at the opera house closed the enter
tainment of the day.
New Yerk will probably have no parade
this year en St. Patrick's day, the feeling
being in favor of devoting te sufl'ering Ire
land the money usually spent in such a
demonstration. This course has also been
determined upon at ether points.
Ilarrisburg despatch te Recerd.
The most disgusted let of all the dele
gates were these from Philadelphia, meet
ing in the Lechicl house corridor. One
who remained ever was asked what he
thought of things wiice he had slept
"I think wc made feels of our-
selves," was his reply. "I den t care,
though. Wc showed Den Cameren what
the Philadelphia boys can de. and if Mc
Manes had suddenly taken it in his head
net te indorse Grant he would have con
trolled the convention in five minutes, and
Mr. Cameren would have becnclcaned out.
Our reward for this will be, I suppose, as
seen as there is a vacancy in one the fed
eral offices in Philadelphia, some country
man will be sent down te take it. New.
you mark that."
An Infamous Nomination.
The nomination of Mr. A. C. Wells, son
of J. Madisen Wells, te the survcyership
of the pert of New Orleans, is an insult te
every instinct of public decency. He is
the present, deputy surveyor, and his
brother, S. S. Wells, is another subordinate
in the office. The father, one of the in
famous returning beard of Louisiana, has
been the surveyor for a term, and he new
demands the office again from Hayes as
the unpaid balance of the price of his
flagrant frauds of 1870. The president
lias been restrained from appointing the
father by the fear of public opinion ; but
he has proposed te pay the debt demanded
by one of the chief criminals of the land
by the appointment of the son.
FIRES THAT WERE FATAL.
Twe of Them, in "Which Nineteen 1'crsens
Were Burned co Death.
A negre cabin en the plantation of Capt.
Wm. Stack, 13 miles north of Columbia, S.
C, was destroyed by fire about 10 o'clock,
Tuesday night. Twe men, a woman and
six children perished in the flames. The lire
was discovered bv a colored woman, who
ran te the burning building and pulled off
a beard, when she heard one el the chil
dren attempting te awaken its father,
without success. Before ether assistance
arrived the cabin and its occupants were
burned up. The chimney, a crude aflair,
made of clay and stick, is supposed te have
ignited while the negrees were asleep. The
cabin had but one deer and no windows.
In San Francisce, a Chinese wash house en
Pine street, near Tayler, was destroyed by
fire. The number of its occupants is net
known, but the bodies of ten Chinamen
have been recovered from the ruins.
Mrs. Gee. M. Bergcr, sr., was made the
subject of a pleasant surprise last evening
the occasion being her 03d birth-day.
By an innocent deception she was induced
te visit a neighbor's te attend a supposi
tious carpet-rag party that did net come
off. During her absence the family had
net been idle, and en her return
home Mrs. Bergcr was astonished te
find her house illuminated and filled
with her sons, daughters, grandchildren,
and ether relatives numbering a score or
mere, and a table spread with all sorts of
geed things. After congratulations had
been extended her she was presented with
an elegant frame containing likenesses of
her six children. The party was a pleasant
surprise te Mrs. Bergcr, and was much
enjoyed by all in attendance.
Fell Frem a Sled.
Yesterday afternoon Cenrad Kcmpf,
aged G or 7 years, son of Cenrad Kcmpf,
proprietor of the Union hotel en West
Chestnut street, while coasting en Dinah's
hill, fell from a sled which struck, against
a lamp pest. He received ti very ugly cut
above the right eye, and was taken te the
office of Dr. Foreman, who dressed the
Meeting of the Star Club Te-Night.
The Star Club of the Yeung Men's
Christian association will held its eighth
regular meeting at 7:30 o'clock. The list
of a hundred stars, originally contem
plated, will be carried te 125 or mere, se
that each member can afford te lese some
of these less prominent and still make geed
Sent te Jail.
Emma Archcy and 3Iaze Tayler, colored,
were sent te jail for five days each last
evening, by Alderman Dennelly, of the
They had been drunk and
THE SCHOOL BOARD.
AX IMPORTANT MEETING .
Full Attendance Sew Buildings Contem Centem
platedMr. Gelsslnger's Resignation.
The beard of directors of Lancaster
school district met statedly last evening in
common council chamber, the following
named members being present :
Messrs. D. G. Baker, P. D. Baker, Brp
sius, Carpenter. Cochran, Eberly, Ebcr
man, Erisman, Evans, Geissinger, Harris,
D. Hartman, 4, LIIartinau, Johnsten,
Lcvcrgoed, Marshall, McCemsey, McCon McCen McCon
emv. Morten, Reimcnsnyder, Rlieads,
Richards, Schmidt, Schwebcl, -Samson
Smeyeh, Slaymakcr, Snyder, Spurrier,
Wcsthacflcr, Ycislcy, C. Zccher. !ee. W.
Zccher, Warfel, president.
The reports of the visiting cenimittccs
were net read. Following is an abstract
showing the attendance of pupils at the
I : :
Mr. McCaskey's heys' hijli school.
1... 7S 7M 73
... 118 113 112
iel.. 140 13S lSi
.. 1.-S1 127 122
.. 41 41 :w
.. ll'.l 11.". 107
. . ir.l 142 140
.. 131 130 li-
an 201 i7'.t
151 133 127
148 134 15
147 130 i:i
150 130 110
14 143 132
157 14S 138
108 1H1 02
lfiS 1SS 145
llil 140 143
I1G1 113 134
153 128 121
170 153 143
33 31 30
51! 51 41
70 !7 54
St 42 31
31 23 17
Miss ittiiidcU's trills' "
Mr. Herr's bevs' hueeudarv school..
Mr. Uutes s "
Miss llantclfs '
Miss 1 1 uber's girls'
Miss llundeU's jrlrls'
Miss llrubakcr's irirls'"
Mr. Matz.'s German ami KnlNh.
Miss Chainiclrs com. primary
Miss IJiuidakcr's " '
Miss Marshall's '
Miss Buckius's '
Miss Musscliiian's '
Miss Ztifr's '
Miss Dougherty's '
Miss Johnsten's "
Miss Clarksen's single '
Mr. Couzzins's colored school
Mule night school
Female night school
Mr. D. G. Baker, from the superintend
ing committee, reported adversely te the
employment of an assistant teacher in the
African school en the ground that there
are net enough pupils sufficiently ad
vanced te warrant it. The report also re
commended that the musical instructor be
directed te hereafter give lessens of one
hour's duration in each school once a
week instead of two lessens of a half-hour
each. The report also stated that the
committee had organized a new division
in Miss Hurler's secondary school.
Mr. Baker, from the same committee,
reported verbally that the school building
at the corner of Prince and Chestnut
street, was in an unsafe and dangerous
condition in case there should be an alarm
of fire. The outside doers open inwardly
and arc generally closed, and the stairway
is narrow and inconvenient. He suggested
that the building might be made safe by
having alterations made in the doers and
stairways and having a fire-escape erected
at one of the upstairs windows eh the
south side of the building.
On motion of Dr. Levergood the several
recommendations of the committee were
approved, and the property committee di
rected te have the alterations made forth
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
reported the following bills which, having
been examined by the committee and ap
proved, were ordered te be paid : Edward
Price, renairiiur school-house, $1 : Albert
Yest, repairing and painting chairs, $1.80
D. B. Couzzins. tcachinjr colored night
school, $27.30 ; Peter 3Iuller, lamps and
oil, $3.47 ; Rexy Bair, teaching female
night school, $30 ; Hagcr & Bre., matting
and carpet, $17.87 ; Flinn & Breueman,
heater, &e., $21.33 ; Levi Powell, carpen-
tcry and glazing, $8,73; F. Medcnbach,
kindling weed, $2 ; Jehn Bacr's Sens,
books, &c, $2(5.30; Chas. H. Barr, l;oeks
and stationery, $23.03.
Mr. Erisman, from the book committee,
reported that the committee had furnished
Miss Gill's school with crayon drawing
models, and Miss Johnsten's school with a
map of the United States, as they had
been directed te de by the beard.
Dr. Lcvcrgoed from the committee te
revise rules, reported progress and asked
that the committee be continued. Agreed
New Scheel Rulldiiigs.
On motion of Mr. Brosius the report of
the special committee te erect new school
buildings and reorganize the schools, pre
sented at last meeting, was taken up, and
the several recommendations of the com
mittee considered seriatien, as fellows :
"1. The present arrangement of the
Lancaster city school district, into four
divisions formed by the intersection of
King and Queen streets shall he retained."
"2. Ample school accommodation shall
be provided in each respective division for
all the primary and secondary pupils who
reside within the limits of the division."
" 3. The beard shall provide as seen as
practicable for the erection of four new
school buildings, one in each of the four
divisions of the city, with accommodations
in each building for both the primary and
secondary pupils of said division who are
net already, or who may net hereafter, be
otherwise" previacu ler.
On a motion being made te adept the
above resolution the yeas and nays were
demanded and resulted as fellows :
Yeas Messrs. D. G. Baker, Brosius,
Cochran, Erisman, Harris, D. Ilartnian,
Johnsten, Lcvcrgoed, McCemsey, McCon McCen McCon
emy, Morten, Reiineusnyder, Rhoads,
Kicliards, bchwcbcl, bamsen, Smeyeh,
Slaymakcr, Snyder, Spurrier, Wcsthaefler,
Ycisley, G. W. Zccher and Warfel, presi
Nays Messrs. P. D. Baker, Eberly,
Evans, J. I. Hartman, Marshall, Schmid
and C. Zccher 7.
The preposition was declared adopted.
"4. The new buildings shall be erected
upon sites already in the possession of
the beard in se far as these sites may
be deemed eligible." Adopted.
"3. The new buildings shall all be con
structed en the single-room plan. They
shall be two stories high. The rooms for
the primary schools shall have a capacity
for GO pupils, with a fleer surfaca te each
pupil of at least 9 square feet. The rooms
for the secondary schools shall have a
capacity for 50 pupils with a fleer surface
te each pupil of at least 13 square feet.
All the school rooms shall he furnished
with single seats and desks for each pupil,
and in the construction of the buildings
special attcntijn shall te paid te lighting,
heating, and ventilation of all the apart
ments." Mr. McCemsey moved te strike out all
that referred te fleer surface, desks, and
Mr. Brosius argued against the amend
ment. Mr. Eberly opposed the entire proposi preposi propesi
sition, aud moved that it be postponed in
definitely. The motion te postpone was
The matter was further discussed by
Messrs. Riemenanyder. D. Hartman, Har
ris, McCemsey and ethers, aud the question
being called en Mr. McCemsey's amend
ment it was rejected by the following vote :
Yeas Messrs. D. G. Baker, P. D. Baker,
Eberly, Ebcrman, Evans, Harris, I). Hart
man, .1. I. Hartman, Marshall, McCemsey,
Schwclicl, Samson, Slaymakcr, V. Zccher
and Warfel, president 15.
Nays Messrs. Ilresius, Carpenter,
Cochran, Erisman, Johnsten, Levergood,
McConemy, Morten, Iteiiiiensuydcr,
Rhoads, Richards, Schmid, Smeyeh, Sny
der, Spurrier, We.sthaell'cr, Ycisley and G.
W. Zccher 18.
The above section was then adopted
without a division.
" U. lhe first new building shall be
erected in the northeast division en the let
new owned by the beard and located en
the northwest corner of Lime and Lemen
This preposition was discussed at some
length by Messrs. Eberly and D. Hartman,
who opposed it, and Messrs. McCemsey,
Spurrier and Brosius, who favored it. The
question being called it was adopted with with
eat a division.
The following prepositions were read and
adopted without debate :
"7. The building te be erected at Lime
and Lemen streets shall contain twelve
rooms with an aggregate minimum ca
pacity for 6G0 pupils.
"8. As the necessity may arise ether
school buildings of required capacity shall
be erected, en the same general plan of the
lour large buildings, in districts winch are
se situated as te make the central or main
building of the division difficult or incon
venient of access.
" 9. As rapidly as the new buildings
provided for in this plan arc completed the
primary and secondary schools of Lancas
ter city shall be organized en the single
room plan, with one teacher for each
The State Scheel Appropriation.
The secretary presented a letter he had
received from Dr. Wickersham, superin
tendent of public instruction, in answer te
a letter written te him by the secretary by
direction of the beard, in which the super
intendent says in effect, that the reason he
has net drawn his warrants for the school
appropriations is that there arc no funds
iu the state treasury with which te pay
them ; but that he is almost tired waiting,
Mr. Evans moved that the finance com
mittee he directed te forthwith institute
legal proceedings against Superintendent
Wickersham, with a view te compel him
te de his duty and draw his warrant for the
state appropriation due Lancaster dis
trict. Mr. Johnsten suggested that, as Dr.
Wickersham had within a few days past,
published, in the Scheel Journal, a letter
addressed te State Treasurer Neycs, in
which he calls the treasurer's attention te
the overdue school appropriations and de
clares that his duties arc mandatory, and
that he will be compelled te draw his war
rants en the treasurer whether there be or
be net money iu the treasury te meet them,
it might be regarded as precipitate en the
part of the heard te institute legal pro
ceedings until Dr. Wickersham had had an
opportunity of fulfilling his premise. It
had been reported in the newspapers that
he had already drawn warrants for several
districts, that some of them had been
cashed by the banks, and en reaching the
state treasury had net been paid, for want
Mr. Brosius moved te amend by giving
notice te the state superintendent that if
the warrant was net drawn within thirty
days proceedings would be instituted.
Mr. Spurrier proposed te amend by mak
ing the time five days.
President Warfel stated that he had seen
Dr. Wickersham at Ilarrisburg within a
few days past, and that he assured him that
he had given instructions te his clerks te
go right en issuing the school warrants,
and that many of them had been already
Mr. Cochran said that he tee had seen
Dr. Wickersham a few days age, and that
his answer relative te the school warrants
was net satisfactory.
After some further discussion Mr.
Evans's motion te institute legal proceed
ings against Dr. v lckcrsham was carried
without a division.
Resignations and Elections.
Rev. D. II. Geissinger presented his
resignation is a member of the beard in
the following words :
I have the honor herewith te tender my
resignation as a member of your beard,
having permanently removed from the city.
Permit me te acknowledge the courtesy
which I have received during my associa
tion with you, and te wish you great suc
cess in all your efforts te promote the
cause of popular education.
On motion, Rev. Gcissingcr's resignation
was accepted and the beard proceeded te
fill the vacancy.
Wm. A. Wilsen aud Jehn Ochs wcie
nominated. The roll was called with the
following result :
Messrs. D. G. Baker, P. D. Baker, Bro
sius, Cochran, Eberly, Eberman, Erisman,
Evans, D. Hartman, J. I. Hartman, 3Iar-
shall, Richards, Schwebcl, Samson, Spur
rier and Warlcl, president 17 voted ler
Messrs. Carpenter, Harris, Johnsten,
Lcvcrgoed, McCemsey, McConemy, Mor Mer Mor
eon, Rlieads, Schmid, Slaymakcr, Snyder,
Wcsthaclfer, Ycisley, C. Zccher and G. W.
Zccher 13 voted for Mr. Ochs.
Mr. Wilsen was declared elected.
The resignation of Miss Emma Derwart,
principal of one of the primary schools,
was presented and accepted.
On motion Miss Mary Zurchcr, 1st as
sistant in same school, was unanimously
chosen principal, and Miss Ella Musser, 2d
assistant, was chosen 1st assistant. Te till
the vacancy caused by Miss Musscr's pro
motion, all applicants holding certificates
were placed in nomination. A vote being
taken resulted as fellows :
Messrs. D. G. Baker, P. D. Baker,
Cochran, Eberly, Eberman, Erisman. D.
Ilartnian, J. I. Hartman, Marshall, Sam
son, Smeyeh, Snyder. Yeisley and C.
Zccher 14 voted for Miss Dellic Guthrie.
Messrs. Brosius, Carpenter, Evans,
Morten, Rcimensnydcr, Rlieads, Richards,
Slaymakcr, Spurrier, and Warfel, presi
dent 10 voted for Miss Saleme Carpen
ter. Messrs. Harris, Johnsten, Levergood,
McCemsey, McConemy, Schmid, Wcst
haefler and G. W. Zecher 8 voted for
Miss Sarah F. Harkins.
There being no election, a second ballet
was had, resulting as fellows :
Messrs. D. G. Baker, Brosius, Cochran,
Eberly, Eberman, D. Uartinan, J. I. Hart
man, Johnsten, Levergood, Marshall, Mc Mc
eomsey, McConemy, Richards, Samson,
Smeyeh, Snyder, Spurrier, Ycisley, C.
Zecher and G. W. Zecher 20 voted for
Messrs. Carpenter, Evans, Erisman, Har
ris, Morten, Reimcnsnyder, Rhoads,
Schmid, Schwebel, Slaymaker, Wcst
haefler and Warfel, president 12 voted
for Miss Carpenter.
Miss Guthrie was declared elected.
Mr. Brosius presented the following res
olution which was unanimously adopted :
liaeked, That this beard hereby convey
te Rev. D. ti. Geissinger an. expression of
their regret that his new ficlef of labor, has
rendered it necessary for him te sever his
connection with the beard : and hereby
tender te him their sincere thanks for his
zeal and efficiency while a member of this
Secretary Eberman presented te the
beard the professional certificates of
Misses Dougherty, Suydam, Powers, and
Mussehnan which they had held for mere
than one year. On motion, the beard
recommended that permanent certificates
be granted them.
Secretary Eberman stated that he had
been making endeavors te get together the
old minute books of the beard, and had
succeeded in getting all of them except
the book immediately preceding the one
new in use. The first entry in the book
new in use is dated September, 18(58. The
missing book contains the minutes for
some years preceding that date. He
hoped that by giving notice in this way
the book might be recovered.
The president announced the following
visiting committee for the ensuing three
Visiting Committees Southeast Divi
sion David Hartman (chairman), Peter
McConemy, Geerge W. Zccher. Daniel
Smeyeh, A. K. Spurrier.
Northeast Division Wm. A. Morten
(chairman), Wm. U. Wiley, II. Z. Rlieads,
Jeseph Samson, Rev. C. Riemcnsnyder.
Southwest Division Marriett Uresius
(chairman), Alex. Harris, P. D. Baker, E.
G. Snyder, Geerge Ycisley.
Northwest Division Dr. J. Lcvcrgoed
(chairman), Charles Schwebel, Jeseph
Schmid, J. M. Wcsthaciler.
President Warfel also appointed Wm. A.
Wilsen a member of the book committee,
vice Rev. D. II. Geissinger, resigned.
Y. .11. V. A.
The tenth anniversary of the Yeung
Men's Christian association of this city
was celebrated last evening by giving an
entertainment at the court house. The
court room was well filled and the pro
ceedings were of an interesting character.
The pregramme was a fellows :
Singing All Hail the I'oweref JissiiViiuni"-.
Uy the Congregation.
l'eading Scriptures, Kev. J. li. Shuinakcr.
I'raycr, Kev. D. A.I... I.avcrty.
Music- I.y tli! Mozart ijnartet.
Annual report of the President, Mr. D.
C. Haverstick, as lollews :
Ladies and Gentlemen, Members and Friuiids
of tin; Voting Men's Christian Association.
Wc have met this evening for the pur
nose of celebrating the tenth anniversary
of the founding of this most worthy organ
izatien, and, as has been the custom here
tofore, the president offers his annual re
port of the workings of the institution for
the past year. In doing se we have en
deavored te be as brief and concise as pos
sible, and you need net fear having your
patience taxed by listening te a lengthy and
detailed array of dry facts and figures.
In looking ever the labors of the year
that is past and gene forever, we feci, that
under the guidance of Divine Providence,
the friends of the association have much
te encourage them in their efforts te
establish and maintain this noble institu
tion. It is true we have net se favorable
a financial report as that of last year ; yet,
taken as a whole, our standing financially
and otherwise is in improved condition as
compared with that of one year age. The
falling off in the receipts of the past year,
in comparison with these of 1878. is owing
te the fact that during that year we had
just taken possession of our new building
en Seuth Queen street, and we made
special efforts te raise money in the way
of entertainments and excursions, and by
calling en the public for subscriptions.
This was net done during the past year,
with the exception of a few excursions ;
hence the falling off in the item of re
ceipts. There were, however, some changes
made during the year for the further ac
commodation of the public. We allude,
first, te the employment of an assistant te
the general secretary, whereby the rooms
are kept open continuously from 9 o'clock
a. m. te 10 p. m. This change also af
forded the general secretary an opportu
nity te take a mere active part in the out
door work of the association, aud in this
particular there has been a marked im
provement as compared with that of the
Through the efforts of our general sec
retary, and the kindness of our profession
al men, a course of free lectures and med
ical talks has been succcsfully established,
and from which a class for the study of
astronomy was organized, and which has
met with extraordinary success. The pop
ularity of this class is largely due te the
efficiency and energy of its originator,
Prof. J. P. McCaskey, a member of the
beard of managers. Meetings for social
intercourse have also been held at stated
intervals during the fall and winter. About
a month age a debating club was organ
ized, which meets once every week, with a
fair prospect of success.
The following statistics are gathered
from the general secretary's report :
There were 30,194 visits made te the
reading rooms during the year, while the
number of books drawn from the library
in the same time was 12,13(5.
I trust the audience will excuse mc if I
turn my thoughts from the report for a few
moments and give expression te the reflec
tion suggested by the contemplation of
these ligurcs. 1'ersens nave told us upon
mere than one occasion that they could net
see what geed we were doing, or of what
benefit this institution was te the city of
Lancaster. New, can any fair-minded per
son leek at the foregoing figures and say
that this association docs net supply a very
necessary want and merit the warmest
sympathy and support of our citizens?
Can any one question for a mo
ment that these twelve thousand
readers were net benefited by the
time spent in the rooms or in the read
ing of these books, especially when we
contemplate the fact that they (our young
men, particularly) are surrounded en
every hand by influences tending te draw
them away from that which is pure and
geed ? It will net de te say that our young
men and boys de net need a guiding hand,
such as this association offers, in providing
for them pleasant and comfortable rooms
in which they may spend their leisure
hours, with free access te a large collection
of well selected literature. But for the
benefit of these who think they de
net need anything of this kind, I
will quote from a recent writer
en the subject of prevailing vices and
crimes. He says: "At no time in the his
tory of civilization has there been such a
prevalence of crimes as at present ; and we
may well tremble for our country and re
publican institutions when we remember
that Ged is just. It is net alone in the long
list of robberies, murders and sins of a
similar character, which in their influence
for evil arc comparatively venial offenses ;
but in high places aud respectable (?) so
ciety throughout the world there exists a
flagrant disregard of all the rules of de
cency and honesty. Men betray the most
sacred trusts reposed in them and
public, opinion has become se benumbed
and demoralized as in many cases te treat
the offenders only as ' unfortunates ' and
net as criminals."
New, the question may be asked, what
can he done te check this prevailing ten
dency? We answer, by educating the ris
ing generation in the moral and religious
duties of life. Strive te keep them from
the dens of gilded vice abounding en every
hand. Encourage them te spend their
evenings(ifyeu cannot keep them at home)
in a place such as this association provides.
The influences thrown around them at
these rooms cannot fail te have a beneficial
effect. They will lie found mere regularly
at the church and Sunday school, and grow grew
up te be honored and trusted in any posi
tion they may he called upon te fill.
Reverting again te the general .secre
tary's report, we find that there were also
held during the year, under the direction
of the devotional committee, forty-four
prison services, the attendance at "which
was about six hundred ; forty young men's
meetings, with an attendance of three
hundred and fifty; thirty-five meetings
for the study of the Bible, with an attend
ance of about four hundred ; fifty-two
gospel meetings, attendance two theusar.d
two hundred and seventy-one ; twenty-six
boy's mctings, attendance two thousand
five hundred and fourteen. There were
also held during the year sixty miscella
neous meetings, embracing business, lec
tures, social, &c, at which there was an
attendance of two thousand, one hundred
Wc thus find that during the year 1S79
there was an attendance at the rooms and
the various meetings of about 38,582.
There were also fourteen hundred ami
thirty religious papers and five thousand
live hundred anil ten pages of tracts dis
tributed at the prison and elsewhere.
Twcnty-six'theusand copies of the Hulletin.
a .small paper setting forth the work and
objects of the association, were printed
and distributed. Five persons secured
work through the employment burcau.aud
twenty-six secured beard by means of the
bearding house register.
By reference te the treasurer's report,
we find that the receipts from all sources,
including a balance of $(S8O.G0 en hand
January 1, 1879, were $1,670.83.
Seme of the principal items of receipts
were : Frem membership dues and sub
scriptiens te library, tf.JOl.l . Frem rent.
$241.07. Feem excursidVs, $315. Dona
The main items of expense were for
salary" of general secretary and assistant,
$473.92 ; paid notes of indebtedness and
interest, $384.32 ; interest en mortgage.
$302.50 ; binding books, $73 ; gas bills.
$72.32 ; papers and magazines, $i53.(!0 ; in
surance premium. $25 ; coal, ice, $25, and
a number of sundry bills net deemed nec
essary te enumerate, leaving a balance in
the hands of the treasurer en January 1.
1880, of $4.30.
The library committee, with great can
and labor, have had prepared and pi iuted
a very complete and comprehensive cata
logue of the hooks of the library, ap
pended te which is an alphabetical list of
I would take occasion before I clesv. en
behalf of the association, te return our
sincere thanks te the public generally for
their assistance during the past year: am!
it shall be our aim te se conduct its alfaiis
as te merit their co-epration in the future.
I also feel indebted te the various officers
of the association, who se cheerfully as
sisted me in the charge of the duties in
cumbent upon me a.- president. Te the
efficiency of our general secratery (Mr.
Herr) is due the improved condition of the
spiritual work of our association. Toth Teth Toth
elliccrs and committees I would only say.
let us strive te de even better in the futurc
than wc have done in the past.
I have thus briefly given you an outline
of the doings of the association for the
past twelve months. Our labors with the
year that is past are done, our record has
been made, and we have no desire what
ever te recall it, unless, indeed, it were for
the purpose of correcting our own errors
and short-comings. Seme of the results, I
trust, are written in the book of eternal
rewards. The present is ours te provide
for the future. Let us de this with tlu
consciousness that we are engaged in a
geed work, and that Ged will bless us ac
cording te our works and the measures of
At the conclusion of the reading of the
report the following exercises were given :
Music, On Jerdan's Stormy Hanks I Stand, etc.
Address,.... Uy J. HewanfSeal. of l'hiladelpia.
Music, I5y the Mozart (Juartct.
Singing, Wonderful Words of Lift-, etc.
Doxology and lSenedictien.
The address by J. Heward Seal, general
secretary of the Philadelphia asso
ciation, was an able effort, oc
cupying about forty minutes in its
delivery, his subject being the general work
of the association. Rev. R. W. Huilbrd.
who was booked for an address, could net
be present. The music by the Mozart Quar
tet was finely rendered. The collection
lifted was a liberal one.
THE MORAVIAN SUM'KK.
Handxeinely Arranged Iloem Kxerllent
Edibles, and Attractive Attendants.
The supper for the benefit of the Mora
vian church commenced last evening in
the lecture room ill the rear of the church.
The room has been very attractively ar
ranged. On entering the deer en Market
street, is seen te the right along the north
wall of the building, a floral table contain
ing many rare specimens of flowers, ferns
and messes. Frem each corner of the
table columns arise, entwined from bot
tom te top with pressed fern-leaves and
and from the top of the columns are fes
tooned pretty tied greens. In the centre
of the table is a prettily arranged minia
ture rockery. The table is much ad
mired by all who have seen it.
In the centre of the room, within the
equilateral bounded by the four iien
pillars which supert the second fleer, is a
bounteously spread lunch table, the pillars
arc twined with tied laural and the tabic
is canopied by a large American flag. At
the south end of the room, where the
reading desk generally stands, is another
lunch table equally attractive, trimmed
with cvcrgrecn.and in rear of it, also in ever
green, is the word ' Welcome." Beth these
tables are suppplted with all the substan
tiate and delicacies of the season includ
ing roast turkey, chicken, beef and every,
thing usually found en the tabic at a first
class hotel. A hungry man will find it
cheaper te patronize one of these tables
than te go home te supper.
Along the cast wall, te the left of the
Market street entrance, is the confectionery
department. The table is a long one.
prettily sprigged with box-weed and ether
greens, and leaded with every variety of
cakes, fruits and confections cheap for
Adjoining the confectionery tabln are
the ceffee and ice cream tables. Every
body is familiar with the excellence of Mo
ravian coffee, and the ice cream comes
from a first class house.
Along the west wall is the oyster depart
ment, where may be had oysters" in every
approved style, the principal in change
having had much experience in that line.
All the tables arc under the efficient
management of ladies of the congregation,
who prefer that their names shall net
appear in print.
The walls, chandeliers and pictures with
which the room is hung, are decked with
flags and evergreens, the whole being very
Last evening the attendance was very
large, the room being greatly crowded
most of the time.
This evening there will be an addition
al attraction the up-stairs room having
been fitted up for a coffee and smoking
room, exclusively for gentlemen.