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THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 4,:i880.
An Alert Officer.
The city solicitor effectually relieves
himself from all reproach because of the
continued violation by the Pennsylvania
railroad company of the city ordinances
forbidding the crossing of the streets
by trains running at a greater speed than
five miles an hour, under penalty of $10
for each offence. He properly takes oc
casion, in making the report of the oper
ations of his department which councils
have asked from him, te state that he is
ready te press te judgment all the suits
which the executive officers of the city
direct te be brought ; and he urges the
very common sense preposition that the
councils should require the enforcement
of their ordinance in this matter or re
peal it. Of the soundness of this posi
tion there can surely be no question. It
is wrong te retain an ordinance en the
leeks which is net enforced; for it is
wrong net te enforce the ordinances.
A short while age somebody started
out te inflict the penalties of this daily
violated railroad ordinance, and for a se
ries of weeks a large number of complaints
were made, upon which the city solicitor
brought suits that awaited the slew ac
tion of the courts for their determination.
The railroad company will interpose
every obstacle te postiene a decision for
years ; then, if it is rendered againstit,
its officers will be ready te compromise
and te give the city its long-delayed
watchmen at the crossings. Evidently
what has been done has net been suffic
ient. The complaints made, we be
lieve, were by volunteer detec
tives, who expect te receive
their compensation from the half of the
penalty that the ordinance awards them.
This ordinance can only be made effic
ient by a suit entered for every infrac
tion of it: and councils should instruct
the mayor te cause such complaints te be
made in every instance, or they should
repeal or amend the law. A mere effic
ient remedy would be the stationing of
a squad of policemen in the depot te
arrest the engineer and conductor of
every train that cresses Prince or Plum
streets at an unlawful speed, communi
cation being had with the detectives at
the crossings by telephone. "We would
suggest that the councils direct the city
solicitor te prepare an amendment te the
ordinance which will enable the mayor
te summarily step these fast trains
which, as the solicitor says, can be
proved te cress our streets at a speed
greater than thirty miles an hour. Cer
tainly tills is an evil that requires a rem"
edy. Nene can contend that this is a.safe
sied at unguarded crossings. Free miles
an hour may be tee slew, but thirty is
just as certainly tee fast for safety. We
need protection against this. danger; and
it is strange, indeed, if the law does net
give it te us. If councils ask the city
.solicitor te frame an effective ordinance
for their consideration, we have no doubt
that he will prcvide them with one that
will accomplish the object. There is no
doubt about his desire te de his duty in
the matter, and we congratulate the city
that it lias se zealous a law officer.
Elizabeth and Grant.
The Republican factions in this county
are in a most unamiable frame of mind
towards each ether, if it is true,
as the Era says, that Celin Cam Cam
eeon was defeated for school director
in Elizabeth township by Edwin Elser,
his Democratic competitor, just because
Cameren was a delegate te the Harris
burg convention and voted for the Grant
pregramme of his cousin Den and the
machine leaders. If Ave are te regard the
difference between the 87 votes which
Mr. Cameren received and the 119 re
ceived by his Republican comrade en
the school ticket as representing the
number of Republicans in Elizabeth
township who ceuldn:t stomach a Grant Grant
Cameren man, even en the district
school beard, it does show a
very decided aversion en the part
of the belters te the family, as must be
admitted ; for Ulr. Celin Cameren is a
very fit man te be school director unless
we concede that Camerenism unfits
him for the place ; te de which we must
of course admit that a Cameren follower
is net fit for any representative place any
where, even in a church, or a chicken
show, or an agricultural fair. We are
net quite prepared te go as far as these
Elizabeth Republicans, who-rejected Mr.
Cameren from the school beard ; for
though we de net knew what are his
qualifications for church eldership, we
knew him te be an accomplished agri
culturist, cattle breeder and chicken
fancier, and a very clever fellow withal.
We have ourselves indulged in a very
free expression of our dislike of the po
litical principles of the family, but
upon our word these Republicans get
away beyond us who say a Cameren isn't
geed for anything. We knew it is net
se. We must positively step our denun
ciation at their political practices ; and
call a halt en these Elizabeth Republi
cans. We de net quite believe the New Era's
theory of Celin Cameren's defeat. We
de net habitually view the New Era as
an expounder of gospel truth ; but if it is
a true story it tells of its own friends in
Elizabeth it is a sad revelation of preju
dice and bad feeling in the once happy
Republican family of Lancaster county,
and ought te start people te thinking
whether men whose prejudices lead them
se blindly ought te have much respect
given te their opinions when they cast
their heavy majorities unceasingly
against the Democratic ticket. We rather
think that the true .solution of Celin
Cameren's defeat was that he ran against
that very popular Democrat, Edwin
Kp:r, who can :nii;ulb the jeople of
Klizalrtth te elect, him te almost any
thing; and next time the Republicans
there want a delegate te a Republican
Htatc convention Mr. Kilter might offer his
servicci just for the occasion and until
they can get mere amicable towards one
Tine Philadelphia 'm, ever since it
linn liccn controlled at the long range of
Pittsburgh ownership by capitalists who
are net newspaper men, has experienced
strange journalistic vicissitudes'. It Is
rejKirted that a man named WcIIh, with
plenty of money and political aspirations
but certainly without any geed newr
paper ideas, is its owner. Thus far he
has failed te find a satisfactory editor for
it. Mr. McPherson succeeded Mr. E.
H. Xevin, and, however accomplished a
clerk and statistician he is, he has devel
oped no aptness for the charge of a me
tropolitan journal nor the sharp competi
tion of editorial wit. A successful j'eung
man imported from Bosten te aid liim
has made no impression, and new Mr.
Conkling's henchman, who had te leave
the Albany Evening Journal for his ex
treme Cenklingism,is te take held of the
Press. We have no idea that it can
realize the idea of a characteristic Penn
sylvania journal under foreign direction,
and Mr. Wells will be apt te discover that
he has a big contract en Ids hands in
trying te confine new wine in old bottles.
The largest amount of life insurance
ever effected en the life of any one man
was en the late Marquis of Anglesey,
who was insured in various companies te
the amount of $3,750,000.
Mr. TiONG fellow wrote very pleasantly
the ether day te a Chicago lady who cele
brated his birthday: "Dear Madam:
Likc5c&ffstaz?tofeldin 'Twelfth Night,'
I can no ether answer make but thanks,
and thanks, and ever thanks."
M. Ernst Reanx is a short elderly
gentleman, clean shaven, with very large
nose, slightly marked as if by small-pox,
a head rather bald en the top, and a pro
fusion of whitening hair en the sides, his
bushy eyebrows overhanging tired but
In the City of Mexico, President Diaz
gave a banquet in honor of General Grant
in the national palace. All the members
of the cabinet and diplomatic corps, with
many ether persons, were present. After
the banquet a festival took place. The
plaza was tastefully adorned, illuminated
and crowded with people.'
The Austrian Diet has just done what
could net be done, probably, by any ether
legislative body in Europe, viz., voted
$75,000 te pay the expenses of the visit of
the empress te Ireland, whither she went
chiellyte enjoy the exciting pleasure of
fox hunting. The empress is known te be
one of the most fearless horsewomen in
Europe. The national debt of Austria is
Floei the millionaire, has sold out his
entire interest in all business projects in
which he was concerned te Jehn W.
Mjtekay, and will pass the remainder of
his life with the single view of making it
as pleasant as possible. Mr. Mackey de
clines te make a definite statement as te
the amount of consideration, but leaves it
te be inferred that it is in excess of
Jehn Qirixcv Adams used te rise be
tween four and six o'clock, according te
the season, and either take a ride en horse
back or walk te the Potomac river, where
he bathed, remaining in the water "for an
hour or mere in the summer. Returning
te the White Heuse, he read two chapters
of Scott's Bible and the corresponding
commentary of Hewlett, and then glanced
ever the morning papers and the budgets
sent from the departments until nine,
when he breakfasted. Frem ten until
four he remained in the executive office,
presiding ever cabinet meetings, receiving
visitors, or considering questions of state.
Then after a long walk or a short ride en
horseback, he would sit down te dine at
half-past five, and after dinner resume his
Tiik great lawyer William M. Meredith,
nsed te .say : " There is a point te every
case : stick te that and let side issues go."
Religious tracts bent te a man with
twelve cents postage due en them arc net
conducive either te religious thought,
word or action. We have in our mind a
yeungman who was just wavering in the
balance ; the twelve cents decided him,
and he became a howling heathen. World.
The adoption of the new rnles by the
Heuse is a memorable event in the history
of tliat body. It is the first general revis
ion since the first Congress. They will
eausc a great change in the daily proceed
ings of the Heuse, and will in many re
spects be a vast improvement ever the
cumbersome machinery of the old system.
The speaker of the Heuse of Representa
tives at Washington is paid a salary of
$10,000 a year, with no perquisites. The
speaker of the British Commens is better
paid. His salary is $20,000 a year, a house
rent free, $5,000 equipment money, 2,000
ounces of silver plate en his election, $500
a year for stationery, and fees amounting
te $15,000 a yearabeut $40,000 a year
The preferences of the editors of 053 coun
try newspapers have been obtained by a
Washington advertising firm, in the way of
their business. Of the Republicans, mere
than half prefer Senater Blaine, 216 sup
porting him and 80 supporting
Grant, 31 Sherman, 27 Washburne, 15
Edmunds, G Hayes, 2 Garfield. Of the
Democrats, 85 support Seymour, 59
Bayard, 45 Tildisn, 29 Thurman, 28 Hen
dricks, 23 Hancock and 2 Palmer.
Ox one occasion, after Wilberforce be
came rector of Brightstone, in the Isle of
Wight, he was waited en by an old farmer
whose one desire in life was te rent the
glebe acre. "Why?" asked the bishop.
" Well, " said the old fellow, with a leek
of business shrewdness, "what t'ether
parson was here, he used te farm it him
self, and there being se little of it, he al
ways get in his hay before anybody else :
then he clapped en the prayer for rain. "
Ik the work of Monday in the supreme
court is a fair average of the weekly busi
ness of reviewing the subordinate courts,
it speaks very badly for the administra
tion of public justice iu local tribunals.
Of tlic whole number of opinions twenty
three read en appeals, fourteen of them
resulted hi convicting the lower Philadel
phia courts of errors, and ended either in
entirely opposite judgments te these ap
jiealed from, or else new trials were
thinks that Hayes's
" bow great is the
of a freely expressed
public opinion, in restraining and proven
ting the apeintment te office of improper
persons. Pinchback was nominated, net
se much te perform the duties of a naval of
ficer at New Orleans as te setup a few pins
in a party convention at Chicago in the in
terest of an administration candidate for the
presidency, and from this glaring violation
of his own civil service pretences the pres
ident has been forced te retreat." The
North American says: "It is difficult te
knew whether te commend this action as
the evidence of an awakened conscience,
and te give Mr. Hayes the credit which be
longs te the man who has enough moral
courage te own that he has made a mis
take, or te find in the retraction another
example of that weakness with which Mr.
Hayes's critics are never at a less for a
plausible reason te charge him."
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The stock-ranges in Idaho and the east
ern part of Oregon, which have lately been
visited by such severe weather, will, it is
estimated, be short nearly 20,000 head.
A Spanish decree has been published
fixing the force of the army for the year
188U-'81 at ye,UOU men for spam. 3S,W)u for
Cuba, 10,000 for the Phillippinc islands,
and 3,395 for Perte Rice.
A new anti-slave trade convention has
been concluded between Great Britian and
Germany whereby co-operation between
the war vessels of the two powers in the
suppression of the slave traffic is assured.
Immediately after the close of the fiscal
year an examination of all the internal rev
enue offices will lie made, with a view of
ascertaining their financial condition and
that of the agents intrusted with the col
lection of internal revenue taxes.
In Sandusky, Ohie, Benjamin Robinson
yesterday received a sentence te the peni
tentiary for five years for sheeting with
intent te kill. On being removed te the
jail in the presence of a few friends he
was married te Miss Effie Coen, te whom
he had been engaged for two years. Beth
parties are respectably connected.
The Chiselm murder trial recommence
at Dekalb, Miss., next week. The trial of
Virgil Gully, for the murder of ex-State
Senater Jehn P. Gilmer, having been set
for Monday the 8th instant, Mrs. Gilmer,
the widow of the murdered man, leaves
"Washington te-morrow te attend the trial,
at which she will be a witness".
Xearly the entire business part of Ber
gen, a prosperous and attractive village en
the line of the New Yerk Central railroad.
cast of Batavia, is in ashes, the result of
incendiarism se wanton and diabolical as
te be worthy of comparison with the best
efforts of the Russian Xihilists, and almost
without parallel in the annals of this class
of crime as they relate te peaceful com
In Slaughtervillc, Ky., Town Marshal
Brown en Monday shot Edward Griffen in
the abdomen, from which he died yester
day. Griffen had just returned lrem two
years service in the penitentiary for an as
sault en a woman, and had threatened te
"cet even" with Brewu, who had been
instrumental in his conviction. He at
tacked Brown while drunk with the above
James N. Kerns has been confirmed
U. S. marshal for the Philedelphia dis
trict. G. E. Otte Sicss has sold the Williams Williams
pert Banner te Cel. Jacob Sallade by
whom it will hereafter be conducted.
A nine-year-old lad named Timethy
Kirby was run ever by a street car in
Pittsburgh en Tuesday evening and fatally
Mrs. Jeseph Sheek of Allegheny, com
mitted suicide by drowning herself in a
large salt tank located just back of the
Walter Mitchell, the notorious Pike
county land swindler, was arrested last
night by two detectives from Jersey City.
The charges for which he has been appre
hended this time arc net known.
At Summcrhill station, en the PennsyN
vania railroad, about ninety miles from
Pittsburgh, a man named Steinmetz, who
had been en a drunken spree, wandered up
a high, rocky declivity at one side of the
track, rolled down en the rails and was
cut te pieces.
The dress of a young girl named Weh
ner, caught fire at an open grate in her
home, Allegheny. Her mother was badly
burned about the arms in her efforts te
put out the fire, but succeeded in smoth
ering the flames before the girl was much
An engine attached te a train of empty
coal cars en the Richmond branch of the
Reading railroad, while crossing the
Schuylkill en the falls bridge checked the
speed tee suddenly and caused nineteen
cars te be thrown into the river. They
can be removed without any damage. An
employee, Benjamin Hugh, went ever
with tham, but was only slightly injured.
It seems pretty certain that Ed. Mc
Pherson will retire from the Press ; W. R.
Balch has already left it ; Chas. E. Smith
will take held and try te run it se as te
make its owner, C. A. Wells, of Pitts
burgh, a United States senator. Mr.
McPherson succeeds Bill Chandler as
secretary of the Republican congressional
committee. He is an able statistician.
The Timesaays with much truth "There
can be no battle made for cither Mr.
Tilden, Mr. Bayard or for any ether De
mocratic aspirant in Pennsylvania, without
positive injury te the candidate himself;
and it would be the part of wisdom for the
Democratic leaders te select the ablest and
most independent delegation they can put
together, and let Pennsylvania support the
man who may be most available against
the Chicago nominee."
Alteena journalism has quite its little
share of sensations. D. R. Tenncr was
found dead in bed up that way ; Jehn
Stenebciser, a quarryman was found dead
en the railroad ; Jehn W. Finley, a com
pany brakeman en the mountain division,
had one arm very badly injured ; Jehn C.
McCartney, one of Alteena's most popular
and well-known young men, has died re
cently ; Sam'l Wait, of Clinten and Centre
counties, is being hunted en four charges of
cri?n. eon. ; B. A. Wilt had both legs cut
off en the railroad near Bennington ; Po
lice Officer Allen has been derelict in duty.
Taking one thing in consideration with an
other the Mountain City reporters are kept
A Mysterious Murder.
During the past two months the Le
fevcr murder case has excited a large share
of popular interest in Butler county, and
the trial of the alleged murderer will oc
cur at the present term of court. The
accused, Jehn Lefever, is a farmer, CO
years of age, and his wife, for whose mur
der he will be arraigned, was 55 years of
a&re at the time of her death. He said she
fell down stairs and broke her neck;
"they say" that a black and blue bruise
encircled the neck, and evidences were
found te show that a cord or handkerchief
lntd been tightly twisted about the neck.
Contusions were found ever each eye, and
these upon being lanced discharged
coagulated bleed, showing that the bruises
were made prier te death.
McPbersen's appointment te succeed
Bill Chandler was made by the executive
committee of the full congressional com
mittee. It is said that the appointment
was made without consulting any of
the Republican members from Penn
sylvania, and that they and the friends in
general of ex-President Grant and of Sen-
INTELLIGENCER, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1880.
ter Blaine are alike indignant at the
choice. 'These who are opposed te Mr.
McPherson's appointment have protested
against this action of the executive com
mittee, but Chairman Hubbell says the
appointment will have te stand. The
position is one which requires, during the
progress of a presidential campaign, pe
culiar ability and great activity in the
compilation and distribution of political
Mr. Tilden a Candidate.
The Washington Pest, the Democratic
organ of Congress, contains the following
double-leaded editorial under the head of
"Mr. Tilden a candidate " :
" At a meeting of the prominent friends
of Mr. Tilden, which was held in New
Yerk last Saturday, the declaration was
made by that gentleman that he would
without doubt be a candidate for the
Democratic nomination. During the last
six months reports have reached us from
rtime te time, and from most authentic
sources, that jlr. lilden contemplated
a veluntaiy but decided renunciation of
such honors, but we have no reason te
doubt that whatever may have been bis
intentions or purposes he is new firmly
resolved te ask for a renomiuatien. It was
due te his friends who might desire te
attach themselves te ether candidates in
the event of his withdrawal from the race,
that he should come te an immediate and
positive decision, and this we are informed
en unquestionable authority he has done.
Mr. Tilden is credited with the possession
of great political sagacity and almost un
bounded influence iu his party, but we
have no rersen te doubt, and en the contra
ry every reason te believe, that unless he
can convince the Cincinnati convention
that he can carry the state of New Yerk he
can never obtain the nomination. He may
be able, as the New Yerk Sun (which ap
pears te be his veracious meuthpice) as
serts, te defeat any Democrat nominated
ever him or against his wishes, but even in
the jaws of such a contingency it's uet pos
sible that a convention of sensible men
will meet and nominate a man cenfessdly
fore-deemed te defeat. It will be el the
highest importance, therefore for him te
immediately put at work the agencies
which will bring about a consolidated De
mocracy in the city and state of New
The above article is supposed te reflect
the views of the anti-Tildcn Democrats in
A Senater's Seduction Vase.
Miss Raymond in whose behalf Mrs.
Belva Lockwood filed papers in Washing
ton city in the case against Senater B. II.
Hill for alleged seduction, furnishes the
following statement :
Washington', March 3. Whereas,
Suit has been filed by Belva A. Lockwood,
an attorney at law, in the district of Co
lumbia, in my name against Bcnj. II.
Hill, the same being an action of damages
for seduction and support of child. New,
of my own free will and consent, without
pay or reward, or premise thereof, I de
clare that I have no claim whatever
atraiust Bcnj. H. Hill, aud he is net my
seducer ; that the papers filed by said
Lockwood were filed without my knowledge
or consent and against my solemn pretest;
that they were never read ever te me or
by me, and their contents were unknown
te me and no oath was put te me or taken
by me in said case.
(Signed) Jessie Raymond.
Harbingers of Spring.
Yc&tcrday a large robin made its ap
pearance in the yard of Mr. Philip S.
Baker, en West Orange street. Last year
two pairs of these birds passed the summer
and reared their young in his yard, one in
a large cherry tree, and the ether in an ap
ple tree making it a daily habit te visit
the hydrant near the deer for water, and
no doubt the one seen yesterday was one
of the same old birds making a reconneitre.
After treating these who saw it te a song,
it disappeared. These who were en our
streets in the early morning te-day, also
heard the " call" of these red-breasted
harbingers of spring, and we may new
leek for the fulfilment of the couplet :
" Come, gentle Spring,
Ethereal mildness, come."
The snow-drops in the grounds of Odd
Fellows' hall, en Seuth Queen street, are
in full bloom.
The Kliey Case.
The contest for the possession of the
certificate of deposit for ever $10,000, held
by Miss Margaret Rhey and claimed by
Mrs. Julia Rhey, has been virtually
settled, Miss Rhey and her counsel Mr.
Fenleu having placed it in the custody of
Wm. Lcaman, esq., one of the referees, te
be by him handed ever te Mrs. Julia
Rhey, the administratrix, as seen as she,
or her counsel, shall have paid te Mrs.
Susan Rhey, the sum te which she is en
titled out of the estate. In consideration
of this arrangement, the suit in trever and
conversion against Miss Margaret Rhey
and her counsel has been withdrawn de
fendants paying the costs.
CUSTODY OF A CHILD.
Knd of the Habeas Corpus Case.
The contest for the custody of a seven-ycar-eld
child of Mrs. Clara Dunn, which
was heard en habeas corpus before Judges
Livingston and Patterson yesterday, ended
in an order of the court continuing the
child in the custody of Wm. H. Garrecht,
in whose care it has been for the past four
. Sheeting Match.
A sheeting match for a fat hog took
place yesterday at the hotel of Adam
Rohrer, Mechanicsburg. Eighty shots
were fired at a distance of forty yards,
shotguns being used. The hog was wen by
David Bare, of Barcville. Quite a num
ber of Lancaster marksmen were present
and took part in the sheeting.
Politics and Agriculture.
A the late meeting of the Experimental
Farm club, the following resolution was
Rdselmd, That we the members of the
Eastern Experimental Farm club, de pledge
ourselves as honorable men te support only
such men as we believe will leek te and
upheld the interest of the agriculturist.
This morning the driver of one of Jehn
R. Bitner's freight wagons turned his
horse tee short and the wagon was upset
at the corner of Water and West King
streets. It was leaded with store goods of
all kinds, which were strewn all around
the pavement, but none damaged.
Of the Same Opinion.
The West Chester people want the
Pennsylvania .railroad company te put a
flagman "at the Walnut street cressiug "
in that borough ; and it is at the " Wal
nut street crossing " in this city that we
want the same company te put a flag
man. "He Cannet Smoke Tobacco."
Chief Burgess Weed, jef West Chester,
has issued a pronnnciamente, forbidding
his police office from smoking tobacco
while en duty.
MEETING OF COUNCILS.
The Tax Levy Message Frem tb Mayer
Estimated Receipts aad Expendi
tures for the Knaulae Fiscal
Tear Reports of Com
mittees, &c. Sec.
A stated meeting of select and common
councils was held in their respective
chambers last evening.
The following members were present :
Messrs. Bering, Deerr, Eberly, Evans,
Sales, Shenk, Zecher and Franklin, presi
dent. The monthly report of the city treasurer
and receiver of taxes was read, from
which it appeared that the receipts for the
past month were $3,397.36 ; the payments,
$1,908.48, and the balance in the treasury
en the first of March, $10,298.50.
The monthly report of the finance com
mittee was read. It showed that during
the past month the committee had ap
proved bills amounting te 91,468.33.
The monthly report of the street com
mittee was read.
The annual report of the superintendent
of water works was presented and a por
tion of it read, after which it was laid en
the table. The report contains a detailed
statement of the operations of the water
department for the past year.
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
presented a resolution laying a tax for the
ensuing fiscal year of 7 mills en the dollar,
en all real and personal property liable te
taxation for city purposes 5 mills thereof
te pay interest and principal en city leans
and 2 mills for ether purposes.
Mr. Bering moved te amend, by making
the tax rate 6 mills en the dollar, instead
of 7. He said he made the motion out of
deference te the wish of taxpayers who
insisted en lower taxes.
Mr. Evans replied that it would be im
possible te get along at a lower rate of tax
ation than 7 mills, aud even that would
net reach unless there was a mere econom
ical use of the money than heretofore.
Mr. Bering's amendment was net sec
onded, and a vote being taken, Mr. Evans's
resolution was adopted by the following
vote : Yeas Messrs Eberly, Evans, Sales,
Shenk, Zecher, and Franklin, president.
Nays Messrs. Bering and Deerr. Common
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
presented the following estimated receipts
and expenditures for the fiscal year ending
May 31, 1881 :
70e. in the $100 valuation en $11,000,000.$ 77,000 00
Additional percentage for default of
prompt payment 300 00
Additional percentage for default of
prompt payment of Water Kents. 200 00
Water Rents 34,000 00
Market Kents 8,500 00
Kent of City Property 100 Oil
Miscellaneous, including Costs and
Fees from Mayer 3,500 00
Tepav Interest en Leans, including
Sinking Fund $ 42,230 00
Te pay principal en Leans, as re
quired bylaw 11,500 00
Te pay State Tax en Leans 2,875 00
TepayKepairs of Streets 10,000 00
Te pay Water Works general 7,500 00
Te pay for Laying Water Pipes 2,500 00
Te pay for Salaries (!,6.0 00
Te pay ler Police and Turnkey 9,600 00
Te pay for Lighting the City 8,500 00
Te pay for Lamps and pests 500 00
Te pay for Fire Companies, 7 Steam
ers at $400, 1 without Steamer $250. 3,050 00
Abatement for prompt payment of
City Tax 3,000 00
Abatement ler prompt payment of
Water Kents 1,400 00
Percentage ler Collection of Arrear
age of City Tax 800 00
Contingencies 14,515 00
The following message from the mayor
was presented by Mr. Zecher and read :
Te the Honorable Select and Common Councils
of the City of Lancaster :
Gentlemen : Early last fall when the
blocking of Centre Square was in contem
plation, there were subscriptions made by
many of the property holders en the square,
the exact amount of which I de net knew.
The work has been done for months, and
it is time that the subscriptions should be
collected. The present street committee is
acquainted with all of the circumstances
of these subscriptions, and should see te
their being collected before the expiration
of their term. Mr. William G. Baker, one
of the subscribers, has paid te me the
amount subscribed by him, $50.
The cost of the blocking as made te me
by the regulator is $7,143.76. Frem which
it is estimated that subscriptions en 460 feet
house front, at $2 per feet, will yield $920
te be deducted, leaving a balance te be pro
vided by the city of $6,223.76.
The cost of the sewer across Centre
square, as reported by the regulator is
$340, from which must be deducted the
sums paid for connections. Hew much
has been received I de net knew. The
ameuut is probably known te the street
committee, and should have been, under
the law, paid into this office.
Under the joint resolution of councils it
is made the duty of the street commis
sioner, superintendent of water works.
clerk of lamp committee, clerk of the mar
ket committee and city solicitor, te make
reports of the operations in their respec
tive departments te the 28th day of Febru
ary immediately preceding it the stated
meeting of councils in March. It is hoped
that when councils ascertain this has net
been done, they will insist upon these
reports. They are very important in many
respects, aud will aid very much in bring
ing about a better system of conducting
city affairs than new exists in several de
partments. I would respectfully suggest that com
mittees of councils call in all bills contract
ed in their respective departments before
the expiration of their terms. Trouble has
heretofore been experienced in obtaining
the approval by a new cemmittee of bills
contracted under committees whose terms
had expired ; the new committee alleging
frequently that they knew nothing about
the matter upon which they were called
upon te act.
On January 26th, 1880, JohnPentz, esq.,
chief of police, resigned bis office, which
was accepted. I have filled the vacancy
by the appointment of Officer Jehn F.
Deichler, of the Third ward, chief pre.
tern., aud in the place of Officer Deichler, I
have appointed B. Frank Leman, pre. tern.
I respectfully ask the approval of councils
in the action taken in the several cases.
I would respectfully ask councils te order
the erection of a telephone between the
mayor's office and the station house. It
would be a very great convenience, acili
tating police matters very much, enabling
me at all times te ascertain whether the
officers arc attentive te their duties ;
whether they are loitering at the station
house when they should be out in their re
spective wards, &c. The total cost will be
somewhere between $80 and $90. The
annual rent of the telephones, after
the first year, will be $40.
Jno. T. MacGenigle,
Mayer's Office, March 3, 1880.
That part of the mayor's message rela
tive te the appointment of Jehn F. Deich
ler as chief of police, and B. Frank Leman,
as policeman pre. (em., was referred te the
committee en executive appointments.
Mr. Zecher moved that the city property
committee be authorized te advertise for
proposals for the erecting of a telephone,
connecting the mayor's office with the
station house. The motion was asreed te.
Common council concurred. I
Mr. Evans presented a petition of citi
zens for grading and guttering 4 East
Marien street, east of Ann street. Re
ferred te the street committee. Common
Mr. Evans offered a resolution fixing the
business hours of the city treasurer as fol fel
lows : Frem 8 o'clock a. m. te 12 neon,
and from 1 o'clock p. m. te 5 o'clock
p. m. The resolution was adopted. Com Cem
mom council concurred.
Maj. Shenk presented a report of the
city regulator, giving the superficial area
of the Belgian blocks iu Centre square at
2,887.58 square yards.
A long communication from the city
solicitor wa read relative te the repeated
violations of the city ordinance regulating
the speed of railroad trams passing
through the city. Ne action was taken
by councils. Following are the leading
features of the report :
On February 28, 1879, seventy-seven
municipal liens were filed for the unpaid
city tax levied for the year 1878, amount
ing in the aggregate te eight hundred and
ninety-two and 10-100 dollars ($892.10).
Frem the same date until until February
28, 1880, nine hundred and twenty-nine
and 43-100 dollars ($929.43) has been cel
lected for the city, all et which amount,
less $39.54, which was for water rents,
being en account of the municipal liens
filed for the unpaid tax of preceding years.
Other than several nuisance cases which
were in the court of quarter sessions, and
which have been disposed of, and a suit
brought before Alderman A. F. Dennelly,
of the Seventh ward, by Geerge Weiman,
no suits have been brought against the
city within the year.
Notwithstanding the city of Lancaster
for a short time, attempted te punish the
Pennsylvania railroad company for its re
peated violatieu of the city's ordinance,
the company disregarded and continues te
wholly disregard these rights which the
citizens of Lancaster feel should be theirs.
It can be positively proven that the
Pennsylvania railroad company has been
running trains of cars ever streets, where
they hare no flagman or watchman, and
which are at grade with the railroad, at a
speed greater than at the rate of thirty
miles te the hour.
If the Pennsylvania railroad company be
a power which dare net be opposed in any
course, be it never se violent or arbitrary,
the city of Lancaster would appear te be
less inconsistent if it would blot from its
laws the ordinance referred te ; but, if the
citizens of Lancaster have rights, which
even the Pennsylvania railroad company
must respect, it would appear te be mere
consistent if it would enforce its ordinance.
Why should the city of Lancaster hesitate
te enforce its laws against the Pennsylva
nia railroad company when the company
refuses te place flagmen at the railroad
crossings? Te ether cities, this is an un
questioned, acknowledged, and granted
right. If the railroad company will give
te the city the flagmen which arc neces
sary, the ordinance should be repealed.
If the demands of the city are net heeded,
and should you wish te enforce the ordi
nance, your solicitor will be ever ready
te attend te his duties in relation te the
Mr. Eberly presented a report of the
special committee te which was referred,
at the December meeting, the preposition
of Mrs. Maria L. Clark te exchange a por
tion of her property east of the city reser
voirs for the wedge-shaped let of ground
belonging te the city, which fronts en East
King street, east of the reservoirs. The
committee reported that they did net
recommend the acceptance of Mrs. Clark's
proposal, as she wanted in addition te the
wedge-shaped let belonging te the city
the sum of $2,700, which, the committee
think, is mere than a fair equivalent for her
property. On motion the committee were
discharged from further consideration of
the matter. Common council concurred.
The report of the committee en city
property was read. It contains an abstract
of the committee's proceedings since last
September. The committee reported that
they had rented te James Doebler the
basement under the market house for fif
teen months, from the 1st of January last,
at the rate of $100 per aunum, and pro
posed te rent the basement under the post pest
office te Jehn F. Stains for one year, from
the 1st of April next, for $125.
Mr. Bering said he did net see why the
committee should rent the basement te
Mr. Doebler for $100 when ethers were
willing te pay $150 for it.
Mr. Eberly defended the action of the
committee, and en motion the report of
the committe was approved. Common
Maj. Shenk efFered the following reso
lution : "Resolved, That the city of Lan
caster, through its councils respectfully
petition Congress te appropriate a sum
sufficient te erect a public building te be
used as as a pest-office and revenue-office."
The resolution was adopted. Common
The annual report of the lamp commit
tee was presented, but net read. It con
tains a detailed statement of the commit
tee's proceedings during the year. The
whole number of street gas lamps in use is
310, at an annual cost of $16 per lamp.
The number of oil street lamps is 174, and
the annual cost per lamp $22.74. Total
lamps (oil and gas) 484 ; increase during
the year, 64. The report contains a de
tailed statement of the location of every
lamp in the city.
The annual report of the market com
mittee was read. It showed that 265 stalls
in the market houses were rented and 142
curb stands, the total receipts for rent be
The report of the viewers te appraise
damages te property owners by the regrad
ing of Seuth Mulberry street was present
ed. The viewers assessed the following
damages : Sarah Drepperd, $110 ; Mary
Derwart, $100 ; Geerge A. Martin, $100 ;
Florence Eichelberger, $60 ; J. H. Benne
wit, $100 ; Wm. Wissner, $100. On mo
tion the report was approved and the as
sessment of damages confirmed.
Mr. Zecher called attention te the notice
given by the market committee te the so se
called grocers who have rented stalls in
the central market that they cannot; rent
them again. Mr. Zecher said some of
these men were net grocers, and sold
nothing in the market except hams and
smoked and dried meats and he believed
they had as much right in the market as
the butchers. Of the 268 stalls in the
market the butchers occupy 112 and the
farmers and ethers 156. There are only
about half a dozen of the se-called
grocers in the market, and yet it is the
butchers who are trying te drive them
out.- Mr. Zecher offered a resolution te
the effect that the market committee be
instructed te rescind their order refusing
te re-let the stalls te grocers.
A spicy controversy ensued in which
Messrs. Deerr, Eberly, Zecher and Bering
took part, when, en motion of Mr. Bering,
the whole matter was relegated te the
market committee for further considera
tion, with instructions te rejjprt te coun
cils. Common council concurred.
There were present the following named
members when President Skiles rapped te
Messrs. Barr, Bees, Berger, Burk
holder, Davis, Hartley, Hayes, Kahl,
Leibley, Mentzer, MorrewrRapp, Rathfon,
Reist, Schroyer, Snyder, Sprecher, Storm Sterm
feltz, Yackly, Zahm, Stales, president.
The only business introduced was a
petition by Mr. Hayes of the Fourth ward
asking for the grading of Andrew street
from Strawberry te Seuth Queen, which
was referred te the street committee,
select council concurring.
After acting en the various matters from
the select branch as reported above, com
mon council adjourned.
STATK AND COUNTY.
What Lancaster Ceuatlans Pay In and Draw
Ont of the State Treasury. Other
Matters of Interest.
The following items, taken from Auditor
General Schell's last report, for 1879, ex
hibit the payments into the state treasury
from Lancaster county interests, and the
drafts upon it in favor of local institutions
or individuals. We have made no account
of the the totals, since there is no princi
ple of comparison for them ; the various
transactions which they represent have no
common but only each its own individual
interest, and iu this view they will be
found worth examining. The general fea
tures of the exhibit are commented en
Paid Inte the State Treasury by Laucaster
TXX OX CORPORATION STOCK.
Bridgeport and Herse Shee Turn-
Columbia and Pert Deposit Kail-
Columbia Water Company 150 (Ml
Chlckieslren Ce 450 Ml
Columbia Gas Ce IN) ou
Conestoga und M'j Spring Turn
pike 42 57
Chestnut Hill und Spring Heuse
Turnpike es en
Chestnut Hill Iren ami Ceal Ce 18 ou
Uarrisburg, Portsmouth, Mt. Jey
anu Lancaster uaureati 4,13s 93
Inland Insurance and Deposit Ce...
Lancaster and Epurata Turnpike.
" Frultville 84 K4
' " Susquehanna ' lfil 50
" " Marietta 105 en
" Williainstewn 125 imi
" " Elizabethtown mid
pike. 130 ai
" Gas Works 075 00
' Gas Light and Fuel Ce. 210 Ml
' Fire Insurance Ce N 00
BoltCe 54 Ml
Marietta Market Ce :se 50
MariettaandMaytewnTurpike :7 50
Marietta and Mount Jey Turnpike, 52 75
Maner Turnpike HS2 fi5
New Helland Turnpike 229 81
Philadelphia and Lancaster Turn-
Reading and Columbia It. U -iS7 li;
Supplce Steam Kngine Ce :;i :;.;
Willow Street Turnpike Hi 511
TAX OK MROSS IUXKIlln.
Reading and Columbia R. R..
fl. S.Gura. Notary Public
TAX OX LOANS.
Mount Jey Borough
TAX OX BAXK STOCK.
Lancaster County National
Lancaster county banks in general.
TAX OX XCT EARXIXQS OR IXCOME.
Itair Jt Shenk :k 5-2
ReedA Hendersen 7 55
TAX OX GROSS PRKMIUJIS.
Lancaster Fire Insurance Ce ..$ :;il li
TAX OX WRITS, WILLS, UEKKS &C.
Harrison Kess, late Register 43 Ki
Edw. Edgerley, Register 82 !1
S. S. Martin, lEecerder 1 'J It; 45
Collateral Inheritance 10 65S 52
It. B. Risk, Deputy Escheuter estate
of Frederick Foust 551 00
State tax en personal property "A 553 IB
Distilleries and Brewers Licenses.. . (TX 25
Tavern " ... 13 400 00
Retailers ' ... C 859 19
Eating Heuse - ... 2 Jr4 Hi
Billiard " ... 2Si 00
Brokers ' ... aeti en
Liquor ' ... (173 00
Peddlers 4 ... 00 R0
Pamplet Laws 23 75
XOTARY rriJLIC COMMISSIONS.
M. Brosius, E. Burkhelder, T. J.
Davis, It. J. Evans, Wm. Hender Hender
eon, C. C. Kauffinan. A. M. Rambo.
R. T. Kobinsen, .1. W. Yocum, G.
A. Lane, each $25 250 00
BONUS OX CHARTER.
Chlckieslren Ce 187 0
Marietta Hollowware Ce 28 75
Paid Out te Lancaster County Interests.
J. B. Livingston 4,000 00
D. W. Patterson ,0u0 Ml
Jno. J. Libhart Sent. 1 te Dee. 1,
1878 329 m
Legislators and Officers.
Ames H. Mylin, Senater l,i41 oe
C. S. Kauffmun, " l,G3i; Ce
C. A. Bering, " retiring ttreinan,". . . 57 211
Thes. B. Cochran, Chiet Senate
C. A. Bering, Fireman lrem Oct. 1,
1878 te Jan. 6, 1879 294 00
Thes. B. Cochran, indexing Journal 2M1 00
" " care of electric
Jehn Evans, Jr., delivering journals 500 te
D. K. Burkhelder, distributing doc
uments (MO 00
II. C. Demuth, Member l.izai 40
i'. iu. jsueriy, " i,rau ui
F. U. Gantz, " 1,015 CO
J. C. Gatchell, ' 1,045 Ml
J. II. Landis, " I,(EG GO
C. J.Snavely. " 1,II3 8u
Ames Seurbeer, Paster and Felder. . 913 20
Riet ItUI Investigation.
W. II. Grier, Witness K 2fi
J. 31. W. Geist. " 7 4
J. L. Lyte. " 7 40
J. W. locum, " 2
Jehn S.Clark, cleric iu auditor gen
eral's office 1,391 91
S. Mutt Fridy, clerk in state depart
ment 1,400 00
W. Hayes Grier, bureau of statis-
J. I. Wickersham, State Sup't 2.500 00
" " Scheel Journal.. 2,500 Ml
" ' Seldlers'Orplians, 1,231 Ce
W. II. Grier, secretary Mechanics
High Scheel 54 00
ASSESSORS OP BANK STOCK.
Jehn Housten 310 12
A.J.Sandersen sin 12
. MERCANTILE APPRAISERS,
A. F. Frantz c 42
COSTS IX SUITS AGAINST DELINQUENTS
W.B. Wiley 151 52
ADVERTISING AND PRINTINO.
Examiner and Express, stationery
proposals 73 05
Intelligencer, stationery proposals 57 63
Examiner and Express, Geary mon
ument 4 32
W.H. Grier, addresses, 4c IS CO
SOLDIERS' OUrn AN" SCHOOLS.
Mount Jey Scheel 42.290 87
Ce. II., 11th Regt., N. G 358 42
It. B. Risk, estate of Fred FOust 110 00
Jehn Hertzler, estate of Fred Foust. 147 00
B. F. Shaub, County Supt 2,000 00
Millcrsville Nermal Scheel 7.293 50
1878 Appropriations 12,353 14
PENSIONS AID GRATUITIES.
Lancaster County Pensioners 3,370 00
Lancaster County Statistics.
State Tax 33,892 07
Population (1870) 121.340 00
Taxables 33,904 Mi
Matters of General Interest.
There are some matters in the general
body of the report, which have a local as
well as state interest. Fer example, the
ruling of the department that no peddler's,
billiard nor bowling alley licenses can be
taken out for less than a year, beginning
Slay 1, nor at anything below the full
rate ; a large number of corporations are
dissolving te organize as limited partner
ships. They and their capital are being re
corded. Dealers in tobacco, who purchase from
the producer and ship the goods, or have
the same shipped te meet sales made by
sample at ether points, are subject te a
state tax as brokers of merchandise, where
the goods are originally purchased.
The commonwealth has, for years, lest
a considerable portion of her just revenues,
through a misapprehension of the law en
the part of many bankers, brokers, &c.
The law allows them te deduct legitimate
expenses, and requires them te return