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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1880.
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MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 9, 1880.
It is net strange that the practice of in
cinerating human remains should be
growing steadily in popularity. Jt com
mends itself strongly te the geed sense
of men. If this mode of disposing
of our dead could be compared with
burial in the earth as an origi
nal preposition, we de net think that
there would be much hesitation in reach
ing a unanimous conclusion that inciner
ation was the preferable method. But
burial was the obvious and the easiest
way of putting away the dead, and that
became the established custom, and te it
we are se firmly wedded by a habit
that it will net be easy te change.
But it will be changed in time. The
possibility of furnaces in which a body
may be reduced te ashes in a few hours
at a few dollars cost has been establish
ed ; and this way of disusing of the re
mains and keeping them from corruption
is se inviting that we consider it mere
than probable that every cemetery com
pany in the land will in the course of a
few years find itself called upon te erect
a crematory. Dr. I.eMeyne's practical
illustration of the advantages of inciner
ation has attracted universal attention
and is winning increased applause. Hew
can it le that any one would rather as
sign a dear friend te the cold dark grave,
knowing of the offensive decay and the
worm of corruption that will assail it.
when it is iwssible te avoid all this and
te see the body reduced te inoffensive
ashes ? limy the ashes then if you wish
te raise ever them a monumental marble,
or keep them by you if it is pleasanter for
you te think that you have at your side
all that was substantial of the bodies of
the dead. "We are confident that a cre
matory would, even in the present state
of public feeling, find its use in every
community, and it cannot be long lief ere
the demand for them will be imperative
A hundred living people, it is said, have
engaged the use of the "Washington fur
nace for their own remains ; and there
are thousands who would want te use its
cleanly process of dissolution if it was
Down in Chester county they never
have taken kindly te the Cameren ideas,
and it is natural that at this time we
should have the greatest demonstration
of resistance from this quarter te the
attempt te force a unit vote at Chicago.
It is simply a coincidence, probably, that
"Wayne MacVeagh, Senater Cameren's
brother-in-law, has Chester county for
his native heath. It is net te be assumed
that it is his influence which makes the
Chester Republicans se unmanageable ;
though it is well understood that he does
net train with his brother-in-law and
does net enjoy his political favor. Mr.
MacVeagh is net of the Cameren kind ;
lie has a conscience ; which puts him at
once out of their class. Manifestly his in
stincts and predilections are very differ
ent from these of his wife's family;
for if he had been of their kind the fami
ly would have eagerly seized the oppor
tunity te place him in command of trou
blesome Chester county, with the sinews
te control its kicking people. There
seems te be nobody en hand new te de
this business, and it is the one spot in
the state where the Cameren bag-pipes
are always muflled and where the clan is
sure te get Hail Columbia from the local
bands en the slightest provocation. The
present occasion being one of magnitude
they had a big mass meeting at "West
Chester en Saturday, and resolved
against the unit rule and the third term
and everything that the heart of the
Cameren holds most dear, and asked for
It is announced in yesterday's Sunday
Examiner that that edition of our es
teemed contemporary will henceforth be
discontinued, and the legend that for a
few weeks has adorned its editorial col
umn, " published every day in the year,"
despite the moral and civil law will
have te be hauled down. If the curious
If 'twas se seen done for.
Why was it ever begun for?
they will find it in the publisher's explan
ation that it did net pay, that its inau
guration was a risk, the experiment was
unprofitable, and,hewevcr much the get
up of a Sunday morning paper was a re
lief from the humdrum routine of after
noon journalism, it is tee expensive a
recreation te be continued. If we even
had the disposition te speak ill of the
dead we could truthfully say nothing
discreditable of the Sunday Examiner.
Its short life was an honorable and enter
prising one ; many less harmless publica
tions survive its early decease, and if it
did net fill an " apparent vacancy " it is
likely because there was none waiting
Our civilization is improving when a
Virginia editor of repute declines an in
vitation te the duelle en the ground that
it is neither a sensible nor. Cliristian
practice. The editor of the Lynchburg
Virginian having offended the editor of
the Richmond Whig, the latter under
took te call him te account in the usual
way. But Mr. Butten replies that he
does net wish te sheet his enemy or be
shot by him, and that he moreover con
siders his own life of greater value than
his antagonist's. These arc 'very sound
reasons for his declination te fight a duel.
A brave man must always be ready
te defend himself when attacked ; his
life is then imperiled without his consent.
But it is a very foolish sentiment which
will lead one te submit himself te be shot
at,at therequest of any fellow who thinks
he is making the thing perfectly square
and even by consenting te make a target
also of himself.
As ex-convict of the Xew Yerk state
prison writes te the Sun that he is trying
liard te be an honest man and te find
work, but that everybody seems te read
the brand stamped upon his character.
Our penal institutions seldom work the
reformation of their inmates, and when
they de come out honest enough te tell
where they have been the cold charity of
..- .nn-l.i ,i .- !. ueuiiuu until tuts uc&ii uav. iier nervous
a suspicious world does net open its arms system having received se great a shock,
te receive them. The Maryland society She recognized her assailants, but the mat
for the reformation and care of this un- ter was kept quiet until all were arrested.
fortunate class, providing honorable em
ployment for well-disposed convicts, is
one of the best organizations in the coun ceun
ry and should be copied in every state
The chief engagement of the present
session of Congress is that which in
volves the adoption of the new rules.
Their leading feature is the proposed
change by which appropriations are te
be considered and controlled and re-ierted
by the committee en appropriations, in
stead of each class of expenditures being
under the direction of a separate commit
tee. It is always easier te get a job through
by any ether channel than the regular
appropriations committee,and thesuccc.su
of the Democratic policy of retrench
ment has been largely due te the tempo
rary policy of the Heuse in insistingthal
there should be no new legislation tack
ed en te an appropriation bill, unless it
manifestly diminished expenditures. By
this device bills providing for drains en
the treasury were sent where they belong
ed and where they could be best watched.
The new rules propose te make these-
safeguards a -H'rmaucut system and it.
seems te be only jobbing interests that.
Ex-Congressman Fur.e Cexkmmj says
if his brother Recoe s nominated for
president he'll stump the country against,
The late Mrs. Pei:m:v. according te the
bill in equity which has been tiled against
Mr. Jeffersen Davis, was successively a-
Catholic, a Presbyterian, a Protestant
Episcopalian, ami, after embracing the
Pagan faith of a Hindoe sect, linally died
General "William It. Judsex died in
Ehnira, X. Y., en Friday, aged 70 years,
lie was connected with the militia for
nearly 30 years, served as au officer in two
Kansas regiments during the war, and was
brcvetted brigadier general in 18G."i. He
was a presidential elector in 18GS.
The will of Amy Spn.vGrn, a distant rcla- i
tive of cx-Govcrner Sprague,was presented
te probate in Providence, en Saturday. J
The estate is valued at $200,001), and all
except $31,000 is bequeathed te Lieuten
ant Governer Heward, who lias had the
management of the estate for several
years. A contest is expected.
The controversy between Senater Cou
pon and Representative Aluxamm-u: II.
Stephens, relative te the appointment of
Simmons as a census supervisor, is net yet
ended. Mr. Stephens lias sent a sharp
letter, reviewing General Gorden's course,
te the Atlantic Constitution. It is scarcely
expected that any personal encounter will
come of this, although Ben Hill did once
challenge Alexander H. Stephens, and it
is said the challenge was accepted.
The Pueblo, Cel., Chief tan says : " The
Lucille, the property of V. B. Heyt. Ciias.
E. Gast, (). II. P. Baxter and ethers of
Pueblo, is turning out immensely. The ere
is net such quantities as in the Ben.
Franklin and some ethers, but being se
much richer and se easy of access it places
the property among the best in the district.
Fancy two men with single picks taking
out ere enough te pay twenty-live miners
from $2.50 te $3.00 per day, the expenses
of blacksmithing, lights, foremen, etc., and
keeping it up for a round month. The
owners arc keeping their own counsel and
getting the mine in shape te work, and it
js believed a large force will be put te
work en the Lucille in a few days."
"Hener te Whom Hener is Due."
Fer the lNTiai.ieKjci:u.
In an article which appeared in the Xcic
Era last week in reference te the change in
the orthography of Lititz as autherizd by
the postellicc department and the comp
troller, it is asserted that "this change was
brought about through the influence of our
representative in Congress, Hen. A. Heir
Smith, by the request of niauy citizens in
Warwick, and Lititz in particular." New
while we all feel under obligations te Hon Hen
A. Heir Smith for his kindness in seeing
the comptroller and the postmaster gencr.
al and urging the change, we think the
real work " which brought about the
change" was all done before the correspon
dence between Hen. A. II. Smith and his
pretege. Of course there were reasons why
it should be changed, or the change would
net have been made ; and the credit be
longs te these persons who brought these
reasons te bear upon the community rather
than the instrumentality which effected it,
and wc object te the dominant principle
which characterizes all the agents of the
" empire" from the " prince" down te the
hnmblcst " liveried flunky" of gobbling
up all the spoils, no matter where they
come from, and appropriating them te
thcr own honor. A. B. M.
Lititz, Pa., Feb. 7, 1880.
LYNCHING THE COW HOYS.
One Hanged and Twe Shet te Death in llte
l'laza in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
A special from Las Vegas, New Mexico,
says: "The cow boys, Jim West, Jehn
Derscy and Tem Henry, who were impli
cated in the sheeting of City Marshal Car Car
eon, at a dance two weeks age, were drag
ged from their cells en Saturday morning
at about 3 o'clock by a mob of seventy-five
heavily-armed men, who battered down
the outer deer and forced the jailer te give
up the keys. Ropes were thrown around
their necks, with hangmen's knots. The
men were carried te the windmill pump en
the plaza, the centre of the business por per por
sien of old Las Vegas, and ropes were
thrown ever the beams of the windmill.
While West was being hauled up the im
patient mob began firing at Derscy and
Henry, who in a few seconds were riddled
with bullets. There was no time for
prayers. West cried out, 'My Ged ! my
mother!' Henry said, 'Shut up, Jim;
die like a man. ' Is'e resistance was
offered the mob, which after doing its
work quietly dispersed. The bodies were
left until after 7 this morning. The suu
revealed a nearly naked man hanging
twenty feet in the air, and two ethers
lying beneath him weltering in their own
bleed, their shackles still upon them. Offi
cers took the bodies te the court house for
the coroner. Ne friend claimed them.
The town is as quiet, almost, as though
nothing had happened. "
Seven young men, named Lapp, Englc,
Fchr, Freman, Shelling and two named
Flery, were arrested and taken before
'Squire Beck, of Nazareth, charged with
assaulting the daughter of Abraham Able,
of Flainfield township, Northampton
county, with criminal intent. The affair
occurred while the girl was returning home
from church alone. The young meu seized
her, but her screams brought assistance
and her assailants fled. She could tell
At Thirty man suspects himself a feel ;
Knows It at Forty, and reforms his plan ;
At Fifty chides his infamous delay,
Pushes hi prudeut purpose te resolve,
lCcsnlves and ru-rcselve thru diet the same.
Pei; first sold his "Geld Bug" story for
$32 and then withdrew it from the pur
chaser and drew a $100 competition prize
with it. He get $40 for his tirst slashing
criticism of Longfellow.
Tin: Iowa Heuse of Representatives, en
Saturday, adopted a resolution submitting
te the ieople a constitutional amendment
making women eligible te the Legisla
ture. Si:vkual of the New Yerk congressmen
were in consultation with the secretary of
the treasury and the director of the mints
en Saturday, relative te the establishment
of a branch mint in New Yerk city. A bill
for the purpose is new pending in the
Tin: Irish societies of Chicago and San
Francisce bave decided net te parade en
St. Patrick's Day, but instead contribute
te the Irish relief fund and have entertain
ments for the same purpose. Contribu
tions for the relief fund were taken up yes
terday in the Catholic churches of Trey,
West Trey, Utica and Syracuse, New
Yerk, and St. Jehn's, X. B.
Tin: Wisconsin lobucce llepertcr says :
' There is no let-up in purchasing, and
delivering continues as active as ever.
Farmers, as a rule, are accepting prices
offered and selling while their tobacco is
wanted. Prices arc well sustained, Recent
sales arc reported at from 7 te 0 cents, the
leaf grown from Lancaster seed bringing
rather the highest figures." The editor an
nounces that he has 1878 Lancaster seed
for sale, and that it is "the best in the
A ekxtlkmax from central Xew Yerk
has arrived in Washington with informa
tion that he is receiving hundreds of letters
from all parts of the state expressing the
preferences of Republican voters in regard
te presidential candidates. These letters
show that among Republican voters there
is a wide diversion of opinion, some of
them favoring General Grant as a first
choice, some favor Mr. Blaine, and ethers
Mr. Sherman. The majority, however, arc
for Mr. Blaine, or for candidates ether
than General Grant.
Tin: following advertisements are taken
from a San Francisce contemporary : "The
gentleman who sat down en a cream-pic in
a Market street ear is known te the lady
who had just purchased it, and even
though he may have no regard for the
hungry orphans for whom it was destined,
he is urged at once te remit $1.50 and the
expenses of this advertisement te the bu
siness office of this paper te save the ex
posure which will fellow his disgusting
conduct." Right underneath it this Janus
of a journal evidently accepts the money
of the ether side, as the subjoined will tes
tify : " If the slightly intoxicated lady who
allowed a gentleman te spoil a $10 pair of
beaver pauts by placing a let of slush
wrapped up in paper en the scat he was
about te occupy docs net immediately remit
that amount te the care of A. B., at this
office, a full account of the affair will
shortly be given te the press."
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Five criminals, three of them colored,
"were publicly whipped at New Castle, Del.,
Geerge Smith, a boy, broke through the
ice while skating at Creten Landing, X.
Y"., en Saturday, and was drowned.
In Georgetown, Del., M. Milllin, for forty
years past a conspicuous colored character,
fell into a ditch while drunk and was
Jehn Kerr, a quiet, inoffensive man, was
Ahot dead without apparent provocation,
by Kirk Hage, in a saloon at Palestine,
Texas, before daybreak en Saturkay morn
ing. Hage is in jail.
James W. Clayten, for four years clerk
f the Heuse of Representatives and for
two years past holding a similar position
in the United States Senate, died at his res
idence in Baltimore after a painfull illness
of several weeks.
The annual banquet of the Baltimore
press association took place en Saturday
night. Among these present were Senaeor-elect
German, Judge Bend, Congrcss Cengrcss
m an KimmcII, Mayer Latrebc and Collec
The rope walk and adjoining buildings of
51 organ fc Sens, of Morgan town, N. J.,
were destroyed by fire en Friday night.
The less en stock and buildings is est?
mated at $18,000. There is only part in
surance en the buildings.
The Republican convention of the dis
trict of Columbia adjourned en Saturday
after two days' session. Jehn F. Cook
and Sayles J. Bewen were chosen delegates
te Chicago. They were net instructed,
but the former is understood te be for
Grant, and the latter for Blaine.
Jehn G. F. Brown, who lived near In
dianapolis, was murdered, between his
home and that city, en Friday night last.
He had recently served out a year's sen
tence in the renitcntiary for larceny. His
wife and a man who had lived with her
during her husband's absence have been
Jehn Didion, a fanner, after delivering
a lead of hogs at a market in Lancaster,
N. Y., en Saturday, jumped from his
sleigh, and in doing se struck his head
against an iron railing en which meat is
hung. One of the hooks pierced his eye
and penetrated te the brain, causing a
wound which it was expected would prove
A man, giving the name of Rathburn,
and representing himself as an agent of
the Messrs. IIaunerbolim,diameud dealers,
of New Yerk, complained te the police of
Bosten, en Saturday night, that he had
been dragged with opiates en the common
and robbed of $3,000 worth of jewelry and
$184 in money. The police don't believe
Tramps caused considerable trouble near
Gardiner, Me., last week. Seme of them,
working in one of the icehouses, instigated
a strike, and the strikers attacked the
workers and carried off their picks. One
of the ringleaders was arrested. Nine
tramps, outside the city limits, broke the
windows of a school house, entered dwell
ings and insulted women. Three of them
On Friday night three burglars entered
the Knexviilc, 111., bank, seized and bound
the president. E. C. Rankle, who sleeps in
the building, and after gagging, beating
and burning his feet in a shocking manner
te compel him te give up the combination,
departed taking $3,200 which had net been
locked up. There was a time lock en the
safe, and Runklc was unable te give the
combination. Great excitement prevails.
There is no clue te the robbers.
The up freight train en the Kentucky
Central railroad ran ever Mrs. O'Flaherty,
about three-quarters of a mile this side of
Falmouth. She was cut in two above the
hips and death must have been instantane
ous. A short distance beyond a man was
seen staggering along the side of the track,
who proved te be the woman's son, and
the supposition is that both were drunk
and she must have fallen en the track
wlien her son was tee far ahead and be
fuddled te knew it. She owned a nice
farm opposite Bosten. Ky., aud was other
wise well-to-de. Mether and son went up
en the 2 o'clock train te Falmouth and
must have been walking back. A pocket
book containing $127 was found en Mrs.
Parnell and Dillen are taking te the
In Bethlehem Aleis Egcr, aged 80 years
committed suicide by hanging himself in
his bed-room. lie was insane.
The family of Henry Fellows, of Brad
ford, became very sick after eating cheese,
which is supposed te have contained
William Drakeslec, a brakeman en the
Kendall & Eldrcd railroad, fell from a car
near Bradford and had his right leg
mashed at. the ankle, his left leg badly cut
and his skull probably fractured.
Jas. Sharp, 33 years of age was shot by
Jehn Berg, aged 15, in the cigar store at
1,264 Richmond street, Philadelphia, en
account of a playful remark made by
Sharp about the lady who lives in the
store. The wound will prove fatal.
A paesscngcr train en the Lehigh and
Susquehanna railroad was thrown from the
track by an open switch, near Scranton,
Pa. en Saturday morning, and the engine
rolled down an embankment. The engineer,
Stewart Bennct, and the fireman, Fredrick
Bcnnct, were injured, the former latauy.
The disaster was due te the carelessness of
xviiegneny county lias puiu up uiu i uuu
sylvania railroad's riot claims. The coun
ty officials have had the money en hand
for some time. Friday afternoon Jehn II.
Hampton, of the firm of Hampton & Dal
zcll, solicitors for the railroad company,
called upon Controller Alexander, and
the commissioners filled out a warrant
upon Treasurer McCallin for $1,000,000,
the amount of the claim. He then turned
ever te Mr. Hampton drafts and checks en
various banks. On the evening before the
claim of the Baltimore aud Ohie railroad
company, amounting te $33,232.82, was
paid in one lump. This claim was origi
nally about $44,400, but the commissioners
get it scaled down twenty-five per cent.
These payments wind up the big claims
against the county.
VOLCANIC EKUPTION AT DOMINICA.
Dclnge of Ashes and Sulphur A Itivcr's
Course Changed and Many Kstates
The St. Themas 'lidente learns that en
Sunday, the 4th inst., at about !) a. m., a
heavy fall of rain commenced at Deminica,
which lasted for several hours. About two
hours after the rain began te fall a heavy
cloud suddenly spread ever the entire
town, causing almost total darkness,
and for about a quarter of an hour
there was a perfect deluge of rain
and ashes. The Reseau river became
much swollen, Heeding a greater portion
of the town, carrying away cattle and
houses. The cause of the disaster is a vol
canic eruption at the Beiling Lake, the
lands in the vicinity of which have been
covered with lava. This lake is some thirty
miles from the town of Reseau. The river,
Point Mulatrc, has been filled up and
its course turned, by which several estates
have been Heeded, It is fortunate that
there was such a heavy fall of rain at the
time, or the entire town bf Reseau might
have been destroyed by fire. Rather
curious it is, however, that there was net
the slightest oscillation of the earth,
which would have led one te suppose that
an eruption had occurred.
A private letter from Reseau says. "At
11 a. in. en the 4th inst. the whole nlace
was darkened, caused by a heavy storm of
sand, mixed with sulphur, antimony and
iron. In a short time it was thick en the
ground and housetops, aud the gutters
round the eaves of the houses were choked
with it. Fortunately it rained heavily all
the time, otherwise wc should have been
blinded or suffocated with the sand
and sulphur. The air being charged
with antimony, many persons felt a great
nausea. AVeiucu fainted and went into
hysterics. The Reseau river overflowed
its banks and carried away cattle, sheep,
and a house belonging te Mr. Davis. The
storm was accompanied with lightning and
thunder, and I expected every moment te
feel an earthquake and perhaps be swal
lowed up. The Point Mulatrc river,
which takes its source somewhere in
the Beiling Lake direction, is choked
and fearful damages arc reported.
It has entirely changed its course. It
took myself and four ethers from 7 a. m.
te 1 p. m. te clean up my garden. Neth
ing was felt of this 1,000 feet above the
level of the sea. We are experiencing
strange phenomena and having extraordi
nary weather. Wc seem te be liv
ing en a vast crater or volcano, and may at
any time be blown up. Reports have
reached us that two new craters have burst
open, and that fire and smoke are issuing
from them and can clearly be seen at Lau
dat. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
The funeral of Jehn G. Offncr, late of
Williamstown, took place from his resi
dence en Saturday morning at 11 o'clock,
and was very largely attended. Rev. Dr.
Timlew, pastor of the Lcaceck Presby
terian church, conducted the services. He
had been Mr. Offncr's personal friend ter
28 years, and was the officiating minister
when Mr. Offncr united with the church.
The entire neighborhood turned out te
Mr. Offncr's funeral, and there were many
friends from a distance, among ethers Dr.
Jeseph Hepkins, Geerge Hepkins and
Jehn Hurford, of Cecil county, Md., Miss
Hazzard, of Maryland ; Mr. and Mrs.
Harris, of Bellcfente ; Mrs. Prof. S. S.
Haldcman, duckies ; Newton Lightncr,
Ames Hendersen, Mrs. D. 1'. Lecher, A.
W. Russcl and wife. A. C. Kepler and
wife, Mrs. Perter, Walter M. Franklin,
and several ethers from Lancaster.
The funeral of Samuel Showers, whose
rather sudden death wc have heretofore
noticed, took place yesterday at 3 o'clock
from his residence Ne. 229 Seuth Queen
street, and was very largely attended. Re
ligious services at the late residence of de
ceased were conducted by Rev. C. Elvin
Ileupt, assisted by Rev. W. T. Gerhard.
A delegation of Cocalico ledge, I O. O. F.,
Reamstown, of which deceased was a
member, was in attendance and acted as
pall bearers. Large delegations of the
city ledges also attended the funeral. The
interment was in Shrcincr's cemetery.
The solemn Odd Fellows burial ritual was
read at the grave.
It will be Lititz new, and net " Litiz, "
the posteffice department having changed
the name at the solicitation of Congress
Peter M. Brunner, jr., has been ap
pointed postmaster at Mt. Nebo.
Drunk and Disorderly.
Themas Hall and Charles Harrison, ar
rested for drunken and disorderly conduct,
were committed en Saturday evening by
Alderman Barr for 10 days each.
Tli License Common Flea.
Saturday Afternoon. This being the
time set apart for disposing of these appli
cations for tavern and restaurant licenses
against which remenstrances had been
filed, and also the applications for new
stands,the court proeccded first te call the
Jehn Fex, Sixth ward, city. (This
license was granted last week, but through
inadvertance was net marked granted.)
' D. M. Keener, Mauhcim borough. This
was au old stand but had lest its license
through remonstrance. Application is new
made as a new stand. License granted,
but applicant ordered te file affidavit that
it is his intention te reside en the prem
ises. Martin I). Dissinger, Springville, Mount
Jey township, new stand, no remonstrance,
The following applications were laid
ever until Saturday next, by request of
counsel : J. Adam Schuhand Arneld Haas,
city ; Cenrad Wimcr, Columbia ; Jeseph
Doersh (transfer te J. P. Hamilton), Co
lumbia; Benjamin Brackbill, Strasburg
township ; E. II. Pritchard, Strasburg town
ship ; Adam Rupp, Celcrain township.
Lazarus Wolf, Fairville, East Earl town
ship. This was an old tavern stand, but
lest its license, and new applies for a
restaurant license. There was no remon
strance but the license was objected te by
E. H. Yundt, esq., en the ground that it
was unnecessary, that the house had
net been well kept when it held
a license, and the proprietor, who
has new a store license, and is allowed te
sell by the quart and gallon, violates the
spirit of the law by selling beer by the
quart, which is drank en the premises.
A. O. Ncwphcr and J. B. Amwakc, csqs.,
counsel for petitioner, urged the necessity
of the house. The town is rapidly grow
ing in population aud manufactures and
there is net sufficient accommodation at
the only hotel in the place te accommodate
the public Mr. Wolf has fine accommo
dations and docs accommodate a large
portion of the public, furnishing them
with meals, lodging, horse-feed and
stabling, and then they go across the way
te the tavern for whatever they may want
te drink. This was unfair te Mr. Wolf,
whose house was fully as geed if net
better than the licensed house. The court
postponed final action until April next.
Ames Seurbccr, Safe Harber. This
was an old tavern stand and did a flourish
ing business until the iron works stepped
after the close of the war. Since then it
has net been licensed. As the iron works
aic about te resume operation, and as there
is uet a restaurant in the place, and only
one tavern (the Mansion house having been
burned) this house was deemed by T. J.
Davis esq., applicant's counsel, te be very
necessary. The ceuit took the same
view and granted the license.
The appointments of Jehn Meld, of Mount
Jey borough, and Jehn Mclber, of Colum
bia, were laid ever for consideration next
Court of Common Pleas.
The jury in the case of Abraham E.
Leng and Susan E. Leng vs. the Pennsyl
vania railroad company, agreed after being
out for nineteen hours and they rendered
a verdict 3'csterday morning in favor of the
plaintiffs for $833,01.
This morning the third week of com
mon pleas court began, Judge Livingston
en the bench. There were twenty-nine
cases down en the list, but when it was
called it was found that but ten of them
are for trial.
In the case of Aniandus Ulrieh vs. Sam
uel Myers, judgment was entered in favor
of the plaintiff for $83 with interest from
January 10, 1879.
Susan W. Coonley, whose bail was for
feited some time since, gave new bail in
the sum of $1,000.
Geerge S. Levering was given the re
ward of $25, allowed by the county for the
capture of horse thieves. Levering caught
Jehn Lichtcnbcrgcr, who was convicted at
the January court and sentenced te two
years and six months imprisonment.
KULES lfOR LENT.
A Circular from the Archbishop ICcuil in the
A circular issued by Archbishop Weed,
giving instructions for the observance of
Lent, which begins next Wednesday, was
read in all the churches of the archdiocese
yesterday. It is as fellows :
First. All the faithful who have com
pleted their twenty-first year are, unless
legitimately dispensed, bound te observe
the fast of Lent.
Second. They arc te make only one full
meal a day, except Sunday.
Third. The meal allowed en fast days is
net te be taken till about neon.
Fourth. At that meal, if en any day per
mission should be granted for eating flesh,
both flesh and fish arc net te be used at
the same time, even by way of sauce or
Fifth. A small refreshment, commonly
called collation, is allowed in the evening ;
no general rule as te the quantity of feed
permitted at this time is or can be made.
JJut the practice of the most regular Chris
tian is never te let it exceed the fourth of
an ordinary meal.
Sixth. General usage has made it lawful
te drink-in the mornings sonic warm li
quid, as tea, coffee, or thin chocolate made
Seventh. Necessity and custom have
authorized the use of lard in cooking.
Eighth. The following persons are ex
empted from the obligation of fasting :
Yeung persons under twenty-one years of
age, the sick, pregnant women, or these
giving suck te infants, persons obliged te
hard labor, and all who through weakness
cannot cannot fast without great pre
judice te their health.
Ninth. By dispensation, the use of flesh
meat will be allowed at any time en Sun
days and once, a day en Mondays, Tues
days and Saturdays, with the exception of
the Saturday in Ember week and the last
four days of Lent.
Tenth. Persons dispensed from the obli
gation of fasting are net bound by the re
striction of using meat only at one meal en
days en which its use is granted by dis
pensation. These who are obliged te fast
are permitted te use meat only at one
Eleventh. The time for making the
Easter communion will date from the first
Sunday of Lent till the second Sunday
after Easter both included.
The season of Lent is rapidly approach
ing. It will begin this year en the 11th of
February, much earlier than it has done
since the year 18G9. This will bring the
high festival of Easter this year en the
28th of March, which is within six days of
the earliest period upon which it can ever
possibly occur. In some years Easter
falls as late as the 23th of April. Seme
years there are as many as nine Sundays
between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday,
but this year there will only be five Sun
days intervening between the jubilee of
Epiphany and the solemn season of Lent.
THE BIBLE SOCIETY.
ITS S1XTX-FIFTH ANNIVKRSAKY.
Twe Crowded Churches Addresses by Elo
quent Clergymen and an Eminent Layman.
The Lancaster City Bible Society was
established in 1813 and has such a geed
record for continued effort and auspicious
results of its work that the celebration of
its sixty-fifth anniversary last evening was
an occasion of such interest as te be receg
nized by a general closing of the city
churches te give their congregations an
opportunity te attend the anniversary
celebration at the Duke street M. E. and
the Presbyterian churches, both of which
were filled with large and appreciate au
At the Duke Street Methodist.
Revs. Rescnmiller, Shultz, Hufferd and
Givler occupied the pulpit, and after sing
ing, prayer by Rev. Hufferd, and scripture
reading by Rev. Givler, the report of the
president of the local Bible society en its
operations for the past year was read as
We have cause for devout gratitude te
Ged, that we are permitted this evening
te celebrate the sixty-fifth anniversary of
the Lancaster Bible society. In the long
period that has elapsed since its organiza
tion, en Feb. 8th, 1815, it has steadily pur
sued its great and geed work, and " hither
to hath the Lord helped us. "
Ne institution in our city is of greater
importance in the work which it has
placed before it. It co-operates with our
churches in placing the Sacred Werd in
every family in our midst, and aids the
American Bible society in sending that
Werd te all parts of our land, and in
furnishing it te our foreign missionaries in
the languages of the heathen in all parts
of the world.
It is a source of regret that many per
sons de net appreciate the imper tauce of
our organization. Their indillerence te it
and te its work is owing te a want of in
formation in regard te its noble design,
and when that information is tendered te
them they are reluctant te receive it.
Eleven churches, who kindly tendered
the use of their pulpits, have been ad
dressed upon the working and design of
our society, and they have, almost without
exception, net only yielded a respectful
and attentive hearing, but also made con
tributions, te a greater or less extent, te
the aid of its funds. Generous friends
have also responded te a private appeal for
aid. And with this aid te supplement the
contributions of our churches, the society
this year finds itself iu a better financial
condition than for many years past. Fer
the first time within ten years we will be
able te donate $100 te the parent society,
and yet be clear of debt with a well rcplcn
This will be made apparent by the trea
surer's report, which will also show that
the disposal of copies of the Bible and Tes
tament has been unusually large both by
sale and donation. And we hereby ex
press our thanks, which are due te the
secretary of the Y. M. C. association, for
his faithful services as our librarian.
All l'retestant churches can unite with
heartfelt love in the distribution of Ged's
precious Werd. May this" venerable organ
ization prove a bend of union among all
Christians in our city, and may they ever
mere take pleasure in its prosperity and
success. D. P. ResKXMiia.Eit,
Mr. D. S. Bare, treasurer of the society,
then read his annual report of the finan
cial operations and present condition of
the society. It was as fellows :
Is'TU Te balance of lust vear li" 7A
" Cali ferliillsduri!itlicyt'ar 14! I.
" Moravian Church 11 "U
Te First Kcfennetl church $ lf x
" l'rebyteriun church S5 20
" St. Paul's Kuieriucd church.. 'Jl 5i
' St. Stephen's Lutheran
church :: !e
Te Trinity Lutheran church .'!0 de
" St. Jehn's Lutheran church.. 14 mi
7. " Church of Oed r, m
lien. J. 15. Livingston $
" 1. W. Patterson
A. Hcrr Smith
N. Kl luiaker, esq
Thes. K. Franklin, csi
Dr. J. L. Atlce
C. 11. Gruhb
Christian 15. Ilerr.
W. L. l'ciper
C. 11. Le fever
Kev. I). 1. Itescmuillcr
Cash two individuals
Cash I). ;. i:
1). I. KeMimullf!-. Jr
March 1. Paid Pcnn'a lliblcSecicty$IOf) 00
May at, ' ' " " -r (Hi
July 17. " " " " i" 00
Jan. 17. Paid Pcnn'a liiblcSecicty 7."i iki
Incidental expenses .". 4 ii
aSecietv. 47 01
Out of which we ewe thcPcnn'
Net halan cc 172 .V
Number of book in the Library ''!
Number of books sold duriiiKtheycar.."i07
Number of bonks donated during the
About lifty dollars in books have been added
te tlic Library lately, and about fifty or sixty
dollars worth'meru are needed te complete the
assortment we ought te havetemiitthe variety
of tastes. Contributions te the ltible Society
have been handed in from mere churches and
individuals, and aggregate a larger amount,
than we have received ler many years before.
The number of books sold aud the amount of
the saint; have largely increased.
Rev. C. B. Shultz, pastor of the Moravian
church, then made a brief and lucid ad
dress en the work of the Bible society and
the great demand which it was intended
te supply. He nai rated some striking
examples of the popular yearning for the
scriptures iu foreign countries, of hew men
swam te passing vessels te get copies of
the Bible, and hew in lands like Bohemia,
where the free distribution of it is forbidden
by law, tens of thousands of copies are
anually sold. He heartily commended the
national, state and local societies and their
Hen. D. W. Patterson, an elder in the
Presbyterian church and associate law
judge of the county court, was the next
and principal speaker of the evening. He
delivered an eloquent and glowing eulogy
en the Inspired Werd of Ged and its civil
izing, Christianizing and saving influence.
Then passing te the work of the local so
ciety he traced it through its sixty-five
years of active operation, during which it
had circulated 30,771 copies of the Hely
Scriptures. In this time it has raised
$14,747 of which it has paid te the Penn
sylvania society $1,422, which has gene te
the national society, and this is all Lancas
ter county has done toward sending the
Bible te foreign lands. Really the city has
done it nearly all. Seme years age an ef
fort was made te extend the work into the
county and through the influence of the
late Rev. B. C. Sucsseret and ethers 28
local societies were organized. Judge Pat
terson was corresponding secrctary,and the
first year he had reports from three of
them ; next year from none. Se the asso
ciation was new in name as in fact the
Lancaster City Bible society. But even for
the city the work done in sixty-five years
was net a very great one. There
are probably in Lancaster new some
4,500 professing Christians and 23 cents
from each of thein would raise ever $1,100
a year te send the Bible abroad, instead of
only $1,422 in nearly three-quarters of a
century. When wc read of 30,000,000
Bibles already distributed by the American
society, and 85,000,000 by ether agencies,
and of $462,000 raised by the national so
ciety last year ever a fourth of it Iegacie
the figures scein large, but net in com
parison with the world's population, enum
erated at 1,-200,000,000, and probably
numbering 300,000,000 mere, of whom net
a fourth arc included iu Christendom. In
conclusion the judge urged renewed efforts
in behalf of the society and liberal contri
butions. Rev. Rufus Ward Hufferd, pastor of
St. Jehn's Lutheran, made the final address,
explaing the value of organization in
spreading the word te these who need it.
The distribution of the gospel is of great
commercial as well as religious importance,
and Lancaster county's wealth would be
scarce $20,000,000 instead of $80,000,000.
were it uet for the Bible. In return for
this she has scarcely done her part. The
society offered a means through which
every 25 cent subscription could de its
work. One man could nut translate the
Bible into foreign tongues nor send
copies of it te distant nations but by
means of the existing organization every
penny could perform its mission and every
contribution be of the fullest service,
te the end that all people and tongues
suuuiu Knew ins worn ami glorify ins
A liberal contribution was then taken
up for the society, and en motion of Mr.
Hufferd it was resolved te contribute $100
this year te the Pennsylvania society.
At the Presbyterian Church.
An audience that filled nearly every seat
in the house assembled here in the even
ing. In the pulpit were the pastor. Rev.
Mr. Mitchell, Rev. Dr. Gieenwaid, of
Trinity Lutheran, Rev. Dr. Shiimaker, of
St. Paul's Reformed, and Rev. Mr. Ptteis,
of the First Reformed. The services
opened with an anthem by the choir, the
sweet tones of Prof. Hall's voice contribu
ting te the fine rendition of the piece. .Air.
Mitchell read from the scriptures and
offered prater, after which Dr. Gieenwaid
delivered a brief and appropriate addi ess,
basing his remarks en that portion et" St.
Jehn's Revelation in which the angel is
represented as standing with one feet en
the earth and the ether en the sea, with an
open book in his hand. The speaker por
trayed the condition of ignorance that pre
vailed previous te the epoch of the Refor
mation and the general diffusion of the
Werd of Ged ; the first event brought
en the second, and as a
sequence of the overthrew of the
power of the early church of Reme, we
have an open Bible iu every quarter of the
civilized glebe and the vision of Jehn is
verified. The reverend doctor dwelt upon
the beneficent influence and power for
geed which the Bible exerts wherever it is
known and read of men. It is a pewciful
factor iu the elevation of man's condition,
in education no less than in religion, and it
is significant that in these countries in
which the Werd is freest, as America, Eng
land and Germany, the highest and most
advanced systems of education prevail,
while in Spain, Italy, Mexico, and ether
countries where its freedom is restricted,
the masses of the people occupy a much
lower intellectual plane. Frem these
facts the doctor urged the duty which rests
upon Christians te aid in the general cir
culation of the Bible.
Rev. Mr. Peters addressed the audience
in a similar strain, in which he vividly im
pressed upon the minds of his hearers the
importance of the Bible as a factor in our
daily life and public no less than private
morality. There exists cause for pro
found gratitude and praise te Almighty
Ged that He has vouchsafed te the wei Id a
knowledge of His holy Werd. The Boek
is open, but it is net se ceitain that it is
read te as great an extent as it ought, te
be. The speaker related a number of
incidents showing hew the great
est minds of the world have
venerated and sought refuge and comfeit
in the protection of the Bible ; among
them, that of the illustrious Scott, who.en
his death-bed, as he was quietly passing
away, asked his nephew te read te him.
"What book?'' asked Lockhart, bending
ever the dying man, and anxious te gratify
his request. "There is but one Boek,"
During the evening the reports of the
president and secretary and treasurer, pub
lished above, were read by the pastor, the
annual collection for the benefit of the so
ciety was lifted, several hymns were sung,
and the congregation were dismissed with
the benediction by Dr. Grccnwald.
The collection at the Methodist church
amounted te $14.00, and that at the Pres
byterian te $10.72, making a total of
List of Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the postellicc for the
week ending Monday, February 9 :
Ladies1 List. Mrs. Henry Certis, Lillian
Hamlin. Sallic Hern, Sue Hoever, Callie
Irvine, Emma Krcider, Mrs. Virginia A.
Krick, Mrs. Jennie Lovcjey, Mrs. Lavinia
Maichs, Tillie Murr, P. Michelsen (for.),
Gents' List. Milten Barley. J. B. Den
nis, Jehn C. Dilworth, Charles Deitrich,
P. A. Diller, Elmer II. Fisher, Hiram A.
Finch, Samuel Heist, Elmer E. Kieider,
Harry Kline, Jacob Kauffman, Lancaster
Glass Ce., W. L.Martin. Geerge Mai ion
(painter), B. E. Maleny, Chas. J. Merrick.
Robt. Manning, Win. II. Pennaby, . B.
Runyon, J. Z. Shcncnbergcr, Jacob Shrill
er, Christian Ulmer, J. M. Whitman, -Mr.
Whitakcr, Win. Wennley, J. S. Zeek.
Iloeteu'it Ueine Declare for Dlalne.
Flaming handbills and fiery newspaper
appeals from one hundred leading Chester
ceuutr Republicans gathered together a
large meeting of Blaine men in Wet
Chester en Saturday evening. They de
clared against Grant, the unit rule and the
third term, and direct the delegates te pay
no heed te the state convention, but te
take their instructions from their districts.
The Second ward of Chambcrsburg has
made a solid Blaine demonstration, and a
similar movement in Lancaster is t ilked
The Moravian Supper.
The supper given in the lecture room of
the Moravian church en Thursday Fri.iay
and Saturday evenings, for the benefit of'
the church, closed Saturday evening. Ar
ticles remaining en hand at the close were
disposed of by auction. The net precteds
are ever $200.
Dispatch te 3Ierning Papers.
Representative A. Ilerr Smith, of the
Lancaster (Pennsylvania) district, has in
troduced a bill te appropriate $73,000 for
the purchase of a site and erecting thcree
a posteffice in the city of Lancaster.