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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCERFRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1880.
FRIDAY BVENING, MAECH6, 1880.
An Unfair Apportionment.
The returns of the last city election
will suffice te inform any intelligent and
fair-minded person of the inequalities
of our existing system of representation
for the several wards in common coun ceun
cil. The present districting of the
city in the first place was a foul gerry
mander, made for sinister partisan pur
poses; but ether reasons have intervened
since then which for general interests
make a change no less desirable than
In the first place all the wards are tee
large and populous new for single voting
districts and should Ixj divided into pre
cincts. An average of six hundred votes
te each election district is entirely tee
high, and every ward could easily suffer
division into two and some of them into
three districts. With such division
there should be an award of the common
councilmen te the precincts. The system
of single representation from small dis
tricts works well in all legislative
bodies. It secures a better selec
tion of candidates, preserves en the
average the rights of the minority,
makes mere certain the defeat of bad
candidates, and mere clearly defines the
obligations and responsibilities of mu
Under our present apportionment there
are three councilmen from each ward,
except the First, which has four, and
the Fifth, that was cut down te two.
Although the Democrats have at least
half the total vote of the city it has been
se districted as te give them en a strict
party vote only six out of twenty-seven
members of common council, and two
out of nine in the upper body a most
shameful gerrymander, from which the
Democracy only partially recover by
putting up highly superior men in the
Hut, irrespective of the parly inequali
ty, it is seen that the ward which new
has the most common councilmen is the
ward which polls the smallest vote. In
the vote for inspector the fairest test of
the relative party strength and of the to
tal vote in February the First ward poll
ed only 47G voles, giving it a common
councilman for every 110; while the
Fifth, which has only two common coun
cilmen, polled 479 votes a representation
of one te 2.7J, and the inequality will in
crease with the growth of the Fifth and
the fixedness of the First, the latter being
altogether unlikely te grew in popula
tion. The Eighth ward with 74.S voters, and
the Sixth with 72S, are largely ahead of
the ethers, which run thus : Second 591 ;
Third 544; Fourth lV2(; Seventh 597 ;
Xinth G12 figures which demonstrate
hew the outside and growing wards,
most in need of representation, are de
prived of their fair share of it, te the un
due benefit of the inside wards.
A Big Undertaking.
There is a strange story afloat that the
Standard oil company will endeavor te
get possession of the Pennsylvania rail
road at the coming election and oust the
present management. The stock has
given way somewhat under the appre
hension that the effort will be successful.
It can hardly be that there is any geed
foundation for such a fear. The audac
ity of this foreign company is very great
but it would scarcely essay te capture
the Pennsylvania railroad. The people
would net have it. Mr. Itocka Itecka
feller if that is the name of the Stand
ard's chief would net be able te keep
soul and body together if he should un
dertake te appropriate te his vile pur
poses this great railroad. Pennsylvania
has had enough of these wretched Yan
kee thieves, and if they would dare te
use the money they have stolen te seize
with it the Pennsylvania railroad they
ought te be incontinently hung te the
nearest lamp pest, until they were choked
into a premise of geed behavior. If
it is hopeless te teach them their proper
place, which is the penitentiary, it ought
net te be impossible te show them that
they cannot take possession of the state.
One of the people's chief complaints
against the Pennsylvaniarailread officers
is that they have been the tools of these
Standard people, who new turn upon
them when they cease te serve them. If
the railroad efiicers have earned this
hostility by their refusal longer te sub
ordinate the interests of the railroad
stockholders and the people te these of
this small company of oil . monopolists
they deserve te be sustained and they
The Senate has confirmed James X.
Kerns, re-appointed marshal of the east
ern district of Pennsylvania; and the
question is hew the consent of the Dem
ecratic senators was secured te the re
tention in ellice of a man who has been
proved te have used all the power of his
place against the Democrats of Philadel
phia, and te have appointed as his depu
ties at elections men of the lowest char
aster, who scrupled at no fraud. The
Democratic senators assented, we may
assume, because Senater Wallace asked
them te de se. And why did Senater
Wallace, who discovered the iniquity of
Kerns and denounced it se freely, ask
his confirmation ?
We want te knew. The Democracy of
Pennsylvania want te knew. The fact
gives color te the suspicion that Senators
Wallace and Cameren have formed a co ce
partnership for the division of the spoils.
iJut a compact which keeps such men as
Kerns in office is one which the Pennsyl
vania Democracy will net approve. We
de net ljclieve they will sanction any ar
rangement between the Democratic and
Republican senators of the state made
for the jiurpe.se of grinding their individ
ual axe... And se we ask for informa
tion about tlii-f Kerns confirmation ;
hew it was secured anu what was the
tmd pre ij"e ! It leeks bad.
The collection of the ceilnty tax in
Lancaster county involves an undue
amount of labor and exjiense which
could be largely saved by adopting the
plan in vogue in many sections of the
state, of the county treasurer making a
circuit of the county, and en an appointed
day sitting " at the receipt of customs "
in each township.
He Weald De.
The New Yerk Sun, which is en the
anxious bench en the question of the
best man for the Democratic presidential
nomination, throws open its columns te
the suggestion of its correspondents
anent this important matter. It gets
plenty of names, geed, bad and indiffer
ent, and proves, what was never likely
te be seriously questioned, that there are
a great many men in the country who
might be made president; in truth,
they are as numerous as the male iopu iepu iopu
latien of native birth, and there isn't a
man among them with both feet out of
the grave, who would net take it if he
could get it, unless it s Horatio Sey
mour ; and there are even some who
hanker for it when they had better be
thinking of their heavenly promotion.
Still, the people are generally interested
in discovering and discerning candidates,
and it is a harmless amusement which
the Sun encourages. Sometimes it has
very level-headed correspondents. Such
were the two who simultaneously hit
upon Senater William W. Eaten, of
Connecticut, as the proper sort of timber
for our presidential candidate. The Lx
telligexcer long age expressed the
same view of Senater Eaten, who has a
knack of always voting right in the Sen
ate and acting right whenever he comes
under the public eye.
The county commissioners of Lancas
ter county have te pay the prison and
peer house bills, but have no power te
control the expenditures at these insti insti
tuteonsa division of responsibility
which many people think could be avoid
ed and much expense saved te the coun
ty by putting all of our county affairs
under the control of a single beard, te be
elected for three years, including a mi
nority representation and sparing the
public much of the disgrace and corrup
tion attending the Hull Ring and Heg
Ring rivalries for spoils.
A cogent and comprehensive article
en our first page te-day, prepared with
care from the auditor general's report,
deserves careful reading and the close
scrutiny of taxpayers. It shows the prod
igal and corrupt waste of the revenues
at Harrisburg, the extravagance that
pervades the administration of every de
partment, the loose system of paying po
litical loafers for work never done and
three prices for the little work that is
done. The cohesive power of public
plunder is the tie that binds around our
Congressman De La Matvr was renom renem
inated by the Greenback men of his dis
The announcement of the death of
Ciiaiu.es II. UitecKWAY was, we are glad
te say, premature. He is very sick and
sinking, but still survives.
Among Mrs. Dinah Maria Muleck
Craik's poems there is none prettier than
"Philip, my King." Few of these who
read and are fend of this piece of verse
knew that the baby it glorifies is new Mr.
Philip Becicke Maksten, the blind poet.
He is Mrs. Craik's godson.
Count Balzauixe Litta, first secre
tary of the Italian legation at Washington
has died at St. Vincent's hospital, of ex
haustion, the lesult of a terrible disease
under which he had long suffered cancer
of the neck. He was but fifty-five years
of age, and had been four years in this
Dan Rice the showman did net abandon
his temperance professions without an ef
fort. Shortly after his conversion at one
of Mr. Meedy's meetings in St. Leuis Jlic
started en a lecturing tour through north
ern Missouri, but as he was greeted with
a beggarly account of empty boxes he
gave it up in disgust and is new back in
St. Leuis making up for lest time.
Mr. James JJi.ack, chairman of the
" National Committee Prohibition Reform
party,'' and Mr. Jehn Russell, secretary
of the .same, have issued a formal call for
the national convention et that party te
meet at Cleveland en Thursday, the 17th
of June, te nominate candidates for presi
dent and vice president. The Philadel
phia Time says : "There is no restriction
in regard te sex or race in the selection of
Prohibition representatives. Mr. Black is
a highly-respected citizen of Lancaster
county, Pennsylvania. lie has made sev
eral campaigns as the presidential candi
date of his party, without getting his name
into the electoral college ; but he evi
dently belongs te that limited school of
politicians that 'would rather be right
than be president,' and he is undismayed
Blaise is reported te have made ever a
quarter of a million recently in the Lead
villc mines. He is largely interested in
two of the leading mines, having geno in
en " the ground fleer " in both. He was
associated with Senater Plumb and ex
Delegate S. B. Elkius in stocking the
Amy mine, and is said te have trebled an
investment of $70,000 in that operation.
He was engaged with Hen. Jehn B. Alley,
Hen. A. II. Rice, and ethers in stocking
the Dunkin mine, and that, tee, has been
a very profitable operation. Next te Mr.
Blaine, the man who is said te have made
the most money is his cousin, Tem Ewing,
of Ohie, who devotes all his time te his
stocks, and is seldom seen in the Heuse.
He was a pauper last year, when he was
declaiming in favor of the icpeal of the
resumption act, and new he is worth ever
After reading Judge Black's anti-third
term paper, the Memphis Appeal is moved
te say : " We thank Ged as devoutly for
.Judge Black as the church dues for the
saints. He is a great Democratic bulwark.
His life is an example of sterling inde
pendence, of the highest integrity, and of
unyielding devotion te principle. Occu
pying a position in his profession, which
compels a constant and engrossing labor,
there has never arisen a crisis in the
affairs of his country or the Democratic
party when his services have net been
freely offered and his great abilities been
exerted for the greatest geed of the
greatest number. Ne man living wields
se trenchant or se powerful a pen. He
wastes no words. His sentences are com
pact and full of meaning. ne gees
straight te his subject. He neither turns
nor veers. He believes that what is worth
doing is worth doing well."
' Straight where she strayed, with stride he
Sad sighed he en the sod and said,
Say, see 'I sigh and sue yen se,
She had no heed, but hid her head
Maud's mood the mud of mead made mad :
Se answer knew she new hut Xe." '
In Maine the uYibery investigation called
for by Wallace R. White, little Mr. Hale's
young man, is going en with a fair pros
pect that he will get mere of it than he
wants. The Fusionist members, who were
paid a thousand dollars each te desert from
their party, stick te their story and bring
corroborative evidence besides holding the
money subject te Mr. White's order as
seen as he confesses that it is his.
CUT IT SHORT.
Whatever you have te say, my friend.
Whether witty or grave or gay.
Condense as much as ever you can,
And say in the readiest way ;
And whether you write en rural affair
Or particular tilings in town,
Just a word et friendly ml vice vice
Beil it down.
If veu go spluttering ever a page
When a couple of lines would de,
Your butter is spread se much, you see.
That the bread shows plainly through.
Se when you have a story te tell.
And would like a little renown
Te make quite sun: of your wish, my friend,
Bell it down.
What does the Intelligencer think of
this ? In Juniata county the Democrats
thought they should have a voice in the
choice of delegates te the Democratic state
convention, but the county committee
voted 22 te 7 that they were cemetcnt te
manage the affairs of the county them
selves and se they chose Jehn D. Millikcn
as representative delegate, and indorsed
William McCenncll as senatorial delegate.
If the facts are as the Examiner states
thcin and the rules and precedents of the
Juniata county Democracy de net author
ize the committee te select the delegates
we think it was a high-handed outrage en
the rights of the people, for which the state
convention should give them redress.
The Duke of Argyll was pleased te
hear our robins in the midst of the gardens
and villas of towns and cities, and in every
little clearing of forest en the outskirts of
human habitation. But he felt, in jour
neying through America, one great want
which nothing can replace. The meadows
of North America were te his eye thor
oughly English in appearance, the same
rich luxuriant grass the same character
of wild flowers and even the same
weeds. The skies of America are higher
and wider and mere full of sunshine. But
there is no skylark te enjoy that "glorious
privacy of light." "The sweetest singer
in the Heavenly Father's choir " is want
ing in the new world.
A DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
Seeing Her Dying Seu Brought Heme,
Mether Dreps Dead.
One of the most distressing accidents
that was ever recorded for Pittston borough
last night, about 8 o'clock, when a little
son of Jeseph P. Schoelcy,
citizen, was shot through
the hands of an assassin,
diligently searched for.
affair took place in the
the bertv at
who is being
the borough, at
and order arc
a place where law
little observed, and
hew the victim wandered into the le
cality at such a time cannot be ascertained
Persons who have beeii te the scene of the
occurrence learn that veung .Schoelcy,
while passing through a let, was fired
upon by a burly-looking fellow, and the
bullet from the weapon entered his bedv
just below the theuldcr. Dr. Gibbens
was called, but could net locate the ball.
and expressed himself that the boy could
net live. He was carried te his home,
and when being brought into the house
his mother, upon looking at her boy, who
was insensible at the time, was seized
with an apoplectic fit and dropped dead.
This second calamity caused the wildest
excitement and when the particulars be
came known the people flecked te the
house and in a short time the streets in
the vicinity were impassible. Ex-Bur-
gess Schoelcy was absent in Lancaster
and was telegraphed for, as was the daugh
ter, Mrs. A. 31. JJryden, who resides m
Wilkcsuarrc. it is supposed that young
Schoelev, was enticed into the neighbor
heed by ether boys, for what purpose it
cannot be ascertained, lhc family are
among Pittston's most prominent people
and why such a dastardly act could be
committed cannot be understood. Every
effort will be made te discover the mur
derer and the people demand that the per
petrators shall be hunted down and made
te realize the awful misfortune that has
been brought upon innocent victims. The
boy cannot live, as the ball has pierced his
lungs and ledged where it cannot be ex
traded. The murdered boy's name was
Waring and his age was 14 years.
Mr. Schooley is well known in Lancas
ter aud has been bearding at Cooper's
hotel during his stay her. He was the
father-in-law of Mr. A. M. Bryder, who
has a number of bottling establishments
in different parts of Pennsylvania, includ
ing one en West King street, near Mul
berry this city, which is managed by Mr.
Schoelcy. Beth have many friends here
who will learn with horror of the tragedy
which has summoned them home. Rei
A BELLE'S VICISSITUDES.
The Daughter of the " Arkansaw Traveler."
The once most beautiful woman of Ar
kansas is new a beggar. She is the daugh
ter of Sandy Faulkner, the original "Trav
eler." She has been married several times
and is new known as Mrs. . Trapnell. In
the old days of Arkansas aristocracy, when
the rich planters and men of note gathered
at the Ashley mansion, Miss Faulkner was
the belle, petted, flattered and admired by
every one. Her wardrobe came from Paris
and her levers from everywhere. Slave
te the demands of gaiety and con
quest, she was haughty, and consider
ed heartless. Her sway for years was
undisputed, and when '.her financial
decline came she would net recognize a
fact which seemed te her se preposterous.
She married, but her husband did net
preve te be wealthy. Frem this husband
she was divorced. She was still beautiful
and, though divorced from her husband,
she was still inseparably wedded te socie
ty. But the bright star of her life had
begun te grew dim. Her father died and
left her with comparatively nothing. She
still had offers of marriage, but she dis
claimed them en financial grounds. On
one occasion a large party was
forming te visit the New Orleans Mardi
Gras festivities. She was unable te
meet the necessary expenses. A gentle
man who had heard her express herself,
and with whom she was scarcely acquaint
ed, remarked te her : " If you will many
me I will take you te New Orleans." "I
will," she exclaimed, and they were mar
ried. This husband died shortly after
wards. Seme time after this she met with
quite an accident. While riding in a
buggy the horse ran away. She was
thrown out and sustained the injury
of a broken leg. This mighty net have
proved se serious had she net disobeyed the
instructions of physicians and disregarded
the advice of friends. She insisted upon
receiving visitors, and would sit all day
and half the night, prepped up in bed,
iiugumg auu uuiuiig in uer gayest numer.
Her restlessness at last rendered amputa- I
tien necessary. She had just been turned
out of her house for failing te pay her
rent. A mere forlorn looking, woman
never lived. She has been out begging,
and limping along she carried a basket:
She is quite old new, and her hair is as
white as the record of St. Jehn. Yeu can
tell in a moment that she has been beauti
ful, for her mouth, pearly teeth, her eyes,
and magnificent brew, all declare that
they were once erganizsd into a conven
tion of beauty with a rich suit of hair as
Mrs. Susanna Fehl, Hen. A. H. Dill's
grand-aunt, died lately in Greencastle,
Michael Maley, jr., a resident of Upper
Darby, and an inmate of the Delaware
county poorhouse, was found by the
steward hanging te the cell deer dead.
Yesterday was a legal holiday in New
Orleans and the firemen celebrated the 43d
anniversary of the department by a grand
In Yicksburg a fire destroyed the resi
dences of Jeseph Royall, William V. Mc
Coy, E. L. Brand and Mrs. Butler. Less,
estimated at $10,000.
At Newpeltz, N. Y., four notorious safe
blowers Cliarles Cele, Jehn Dec, Edward
Lark in and William Franklin were
caught by a detective and put in Pough Peugh Pough
Bernard Riesc, 22 years of age, while re
turning te his home, at Ne. 441 William
street, Philadelphia, was set upon by two
men, who rendered him senseless by a
blew en the head with a bludgeon, and
then robbed him of his money, coat and
hat. Having accomplished their end, the
villains carried their victim te the Phila
delphia and Trenten railroad, near by,
and, placing his head en the rails, left
him te his fate. Seme time later, a man
named Jehn Daily informed the father of
the young man of his perilous position and
suddenly disappeared. Yeung Riesc was
at once conveyed te his home, still insen
sible, and placed under the care of a physi
cian, but could net give such a descrip
tion of the men as would lead te their
identity or arrest, though Daily is sus
pected. LATKST NEWS BY MAIL.
Geerge Meedy shot aud killed his
brother Jehn, at Kingsten, Ky., en Wed
nesday night. Jehn was intoxicated and
threatened Geerge with a knife when the
latter tired en lnm. Ihe murderer es
The Smithsonian institution has received
from Professer Frerstcr, of Berlin, the
announcement of the discevery by Palisa
of a planet of the twelfth magnitude, in
11 hours 22 minutes 40 seconds right
ascension, 3 degrees 33 minutes north decli
nation, with a daily motion et four min
The grist and box mill of C. II. Macken
zie, at Bar mills, was burned at Portland,
Me., Less, $8,000 te $10,000. Insured.
The Maine turning company occupied the
second fleer aud were burned out, I he
firealsocxtcndedtea covered bridge, 230
feet long, which was destroyed. Less,
In Nashville, Ind.,Edw.CIark and Frank
Peel had a quarrel m a saloon, out settled
it amicably. While Clark was en his way
home he heard Frank and Jehn Peel
following him, and, believing that they
meant mischief, he stepped aside, and as
they passed shot Frank in the shoulder,
inflicting a fatal wound. Clark was ar
rested. B. C. Garide Pciuhace and G. Paichace
Leas, Brazilian students, each 20 years of
age, attended college in Bethlehem, their
respective families being among the most
distinguished in their native land. They
were friends until recently, when a diffi
culty arose, growing out of an alleged ri
valry in a love allair. Accordingly they
agreed upon a duel with pistols in a room,
but the "mutual friend" prevented this
item from being bloodier.
Seconds (lie Slet Inn
C.uiilii i:i Ficciuan.
We second the motion made by the
Bellefentc Watchman that if all political
newspapers were as frank, outspoken aud
just as the Lancaster Ixtellieexckk it
would be better for political morals every
Se it was a aell-eut, was it?
The confirmation of United States Mar
shal Kerns by a Democratic Senate, with
out division or debate, must indicate that
the Democrats don't specially object te
seven or eight hundred rounder deputy
marshals at a Philadelphia election, or
that Marshal Kerns has repented of such
abuse of his powers as Senater Wallace's
committce developed, and won't de it
again. Whatever may be given out as the
ostensible purpose in confirming Marshal
Kerns, the real solution is doubtless in
the facts that any ether successor
would be as rabidly partisan as
Kerns has been, and that in playing
the gem game of politics in the Senate
the Kerns block just happened te drop into
its proper place as the puzzle was solved.
Beth Wallace and Cameren are skirmish
ing for position in the great battle seen te
be fought in Pennsylvania, and the census
bureau is te furnish a large army of offi
cials who can be made specially useful in
local political operations. Wallace has
the Senate ; Cameren has the president,
and as Cameren can't swallow the Senate
with Wallace's beets in his face, aud Wal
lace can't gulp down the president with
Cameren as the first course, there has
been an appeal of diplomacy. The deer
was thus opened for Marshal Kerns, and
he has quietly slipped in with geed
premises te the Democrats and significant
winks te Cameren, and the census of 1880
will be a divide between the Republicans
and the Democrats. Items has been lucky
again, and luck is as geed as anything
else, and better than some things, when
it carries its man through.
The Divorce Mill in Philadelphia.
During the months of January and Feb
ruary of this year, 103 petitions for divorce
have been filed in the common pleas court
of Philadelphia, as fellows : 53 in court
Ne. 1, 10 in court Ne. 2, 8 in court Ne. 3,
and 30 in court Ne. 4. Of this number,
79 are of women who petition te be divorced
from their husbands and 24 are of men
asking te be released from the bends of ma
trimony. About one-fourth of the petitions
allege adultery, and the remainder allege
desertion as the grounds for divorce Of
the whole number 103 it is safe te as
sume that at least 100 of the petitions will
be granted ; the remaining three cases will
probably be tried by jury, and in these tbrc e
cases divorces will net be granted. Every
divorce case that went te a jury trial in
that city last year resulted in a verdict
against the libellant ; while, upon the ether
hand, every case that went before an ex
aminer resulted in au absolute divorce.
At the March meeting of the Lancaster
County Medical society en Wednesday, the
following members were elected as dele
gates te the State Medical society which
meets at Alteena en the third Wednesday
in May : Drs. Wiseman, B. F. Herr, W.
H. Smith, Miller, Deaver, Hiestand, Yest,
Norris, Stehman, Cox, Black, MeCaa,
Musscr, II. E., and Glacken.
The following members were elected
delegates te the National -Medical associa
tion, which meets at New Yerk, en Junel :
Drs. Ziegler, HerrM. L., Beckius, Dunlap,
Welchans, Wentz, and Bernthcisel.
Conestoga Mills Sight Scheel.
This benevolent institution closed its
seventh session last evening. About eight
years age Mr. S. S. Spencer, superintend,
ent of Nes. 2 and 3 Cotten mills, concluded
te start a night school for a few dozen of
his employees. He made preparations by
fitting up the old one-story building for
merly used at Ne. 3 mill as an office, and
employing a teacher. The firm, Jehn
Farnum & Ce., hearing of Mr. Spen
cer's idea, told him at once te make ample
room for as many of the employees as he
could possibly accommodate. He imme
diately prepared the room spoken of, and
employed ample talent te take charge of
the institution. After the first session
Mr. Spencer concluded te raise the Ne. 3
office up te two stories iu height. After
doing that he had seating capacity for 100
students. The study room is a large com.
modieus room, well lighted by gas and
heated by steam. The lower part of the
building is occupied as two class rooms.
The attendance and recitations of school
have been very satisfactory for the last
At the early part of the present session
Mr. Spencer announced that there would
be no less than $30 awarded in prizes during
the session ; that the boys having the best
general per cent, of attendance, conduct
and recitations would be awarded prizes
according te their percentage. According
te Mr. Spencer's premise the boys belong
ing te the school assembled last night te
hear the reports of the school read, each
hoping te win a prize. At about 7:30
p. in., Mr. Spencer, superintendent of the
school, accompanied by Rev. Dr. E. Green
wald, A. J. Dunlap, principal, and Gee.
A. Lane, esq., and Prof. Gee. A. Glever,
assistants, entered the building, which was
pretty well crowded, no less than about
ninety boys being present. The exercises
commenced by the principal reading the
report of attendance and per cent, of at
tendance, conduct and recitation during
the term, after which the prizes were
awarded in the following maimer:
Xante. J'er Cent.
Gee. Gr.ieir, !i8
Andrew Kautz, :7
Gee. Dniudc, 00
V. Xcwswangi'r, 91
IJ. Xewswanger, ill
Gee. Keiffer, 93
Wm. Kenned 93
Jacob shupp, '.:
Jehn Weaver, :i3
Jes. Gephart. ill
Win. Pewden, 01
Jacob Cepelaml. !I
Jacob Swenk, ai
Henry Funk, 88
Jacob ltoden. 87
Charles Driule, 87
1st Silver watch
3d Nickel plated watch
5th ' " '
9th ' "
13th " " '
13th " "
The watches were bought at Aug.
Rhoads's jewelry store, and arc of geed
workmanship and guaranteed accurate
At the conclusion of the prize-distribution
Rev. Dr. Greeuwald delivered an ad
dress te the boys, the following being the
substance of it :
"I was requested te be here te-night te
reply te Mr. S. S. Spencer, superintendent,
in behalf of the boys connected with this
school. I understand the firm of Jehn
Farnum & Ce. have kept this school in
operation for the period of seven years. It
is generally stated that corporations have
no soul, but this corporation certainly has a
very large soul, a large heart, net only in
giving its employees employment and pay
ing them wages, te provide for themselves
and families, but by affording them
advantages for a geed education.
In order te de this they have
erected this room, furnished it
with desks, have provided two recitation
rooms, have paid for all the books and
necessary paraphernalia, employed
teachers and paid their salaries. In addi
tion te all this we have met here te-night
te distribute valuable and costly prizes.
I am here te express, net only my own
gratitude but te express the thanks of the
boys. All that feel grateful and thankful
for the advantages ettered by this generous
firm,I request te held up their right hands'
There was a full response, every hand
He took occasion te give earnest words
of advice te the boys, and spoke te them
of the following points :
Improvement of the mind.
In reading geed and useful books.
He enlarged en certain points such as
truthfulness, honesty and manly conduct.
Honest, truthful boys, make honest,
truthful men, therefore boys who can be
trusted, whose word can be relied en, can
at all times find employment and will be
esteemed and respected by all persons.
He urged them te take care of their
watches, the presents they received to
night ; he advised mere particularly, how
ever, general carefulness of their habits and
characters ; and that they should net
spend their money foolishly, but cultivate
manliness by thrift and industry.
He concluded by advising them te go te
church and become geed Christian men
A few remarks by Mr. Spencer, superin
tendent, and Mr. Dunlap, principal,
closed the seventh session et the Conestoga
mills night scheel.
THE COUNTY PRISON.
Taking an Acceir.it of Stock. "Things Are
Seldom What Tney Seem."
When the old members of the beard of
prison inspectors retired in January and
the new members, Messrs. Herting and
Rutter, were sworn in, a large amount of
goods, consisting of tobacco, cigars, car
pet, carpet-chain, baskets aud ether prison
manufactures, was turned ever te them at
a certain appraised valuation. When
the new inspectors found time
te examine the property they
found that Little Buttercup told the truth
when she said that ' all that glitters is net
geld," &c. Many of the articles trans
ferred te them were net what they were
supposed te be, and ethers supposed te
have been transferred could net be found.
They insisted en having au inventory taken
and a new appraisement of the goods
made. The work was commenced yester
day, the old and new directors, and the old
and new clerks being present. The nature
and extent of the discrepancies in the old
and new appraisements cannot be ascertain
ed until the work shall be completed.
Contract for Trenching.
Last evening the proposals for digging
trenches for water-pipes and filling them
in after the pipes shall have been laid,
were opened at the mayor's office. Thes.
Madden was awarded the contract for 430
feet en North Prince street at 18 cents per
yard for earth and 50 cents for rock. He
was also awarded contract for 100 feet of
trench en Lafayette street at the same
figures. Geerge Smith was awarded the
contract for 200 feet of trench -en North
Queen street near the city limits at 18
cents for earth and 40 for rock.
JCEBIINGOF THE SCHOOL BOARD.
Repert en Scheel Attendance and New
Scheel BaildiBg Revision of the Rules
' Teachers Ceawued Personal
' Explanation c. e.
The beard of directors of Lincaster
school districts met in common council
chamber last evening. The following
members were present :
Messrs. D. G. Baker, P. D. Baker,
Brosius, Cochran, Eberly, Eberman, Eris
man, Evans, Harris, D. Hartman, J. I.
Johnsten, Levergood, Marshall,McCemsey,
MeConemy, Morten, Reimensnyder,
Rhoads, Richards. Schmid, Schwebel, Sam
son, Smeych, Slaymaker, Westhaefi'cr,
Wilsen, Christian Zecher, Gee. AY. Zecher,
The reading of the reports of the visiting
committees was dispensed with. Fellow-
lowing is an abstract of them showing the
attendance of pupils at the several schools :
Mr. McCaskcv'.s boys hign school..,
Miss ISuiuiell.s girls' ...
Sir. Herr's boys' secendurv school..
Mr. Gates's ' . .
Miss Hantch's " "
Miss Ruber's girls'
Miss Bundcll's girls' ..
Miss Brubaker'sgirls'" ' ..
Mr. Matz's German and English
Miss Channel!' com. primary
Miss Gundaker's '
Miss Kuckius's '
Miss Zng's ' '
MNs Dougherty's "
Miss Zurcher's '
Miss Johnsten's " '
M Lss Clarkseu's single
Mr. Couzzins's colored school
Male night school
Female night school
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
presented the following bills which, hav
ing been approved by the committee, were
ordered te be paid : Intelligencer for
advertising, $11.25 ; Henry Smith, kind
ling weed, $1 ; New Era. advertising, 80,
7.") ; Lancaster gas company for Chestnut
street schools, $11.34, and for Duke street
schools, $12.90 ; A. J. Eyler, brooms,
Mr. Evans also presented a bill from
Mrs. Fairer for $ for overpaid school
tax. On motion the amount was ordered
te be refunded.
Mr. Jehn I. Hartman, of the school
property committee, reported adversely en
the preposition te erect a fire escape con
necting with the second story window of
the Prince street secondary school, but re
commended instead the remodeling and
widening of the stairway, the work te be
done during the summer vacation.
Mr. Hartman also reported that the
committee had advertised for plans aud
specifications for the proposed new school
building te be elected en the let at Lime
and Lemen streets ; but that as architects
had objected that the time allowed for the
presentation of their plans was tee short,
the committee had extended the time for
receiving them te the 1st of April.
Mr. Samson, of the night school com
mittec, reported that the girls' night school
had been closed and that there was only
20 pupils in attendance at the boys' night
school, in which two teachers were cm cm
pleyed. On motion the committee was
directed te close the school forthwith.
Dr. Lcvci geed, from the special commit
tee en rules, reported a series for the gov
ernment of the beard and the schools. The
only material amendments proposed te the
rules new in force are as fellows : A mem
ber's seat shall net be declared vacant un
less he be absent from four consecutive
stated meetings. New standing commit
tees te be named the "committee en
school buildings and grounds" and "com
mittee en school furniture and apparatus "
will replace the present school property
committee. The rule requiring the treas
urer te deposit the school funds in such
place as the finance committee shall direct
is te be rescinded. Additional duties are
te be imposed en the book committee and
the superintending committee, the latter
te have power te appoint teachers pre tern.
A new standing committee for the exami
nation of teachers, and a judiciary commit
tee, are recommended. The time of meet
ings of the beard are fixed at 7 o'clock
p. in., from April te September inclusive,
and at 7 o'clock p. m. for the balance of
the year. Diphtheria is added te the list
of contagious diseases provided against by
the present rules. The consideration of
the report of the committee was laid ever
until next stated meeting.
Dr. Levergood called the attention of
the beard te the fact that some of the
teachers had closed their schools en Mon
day, 23d of February, without being au
thorized te de se. He thought the beard
ought te take some action in the matter
and let the teachers knew that they cannot
close their schools whenever they cheese te
Mr. D. G. Baker, from the superintend
ing committee, said that he and one of his
colleagues had been called en by teachers
who wanted te knew whether they should
close or open their schools en the 23d (the
22d having fallen en Sunday), and they
told tiie teachers te keep the schools open
unless they were otherwise directed.
Mr. Slaymaker offered a resolution that
the conduct of these teachers who closed
their schools en the 23d of February meets
with the disapprobation of the beard.
Mr. Rhoads said that some of the teach
ers had called upon him and inquired about
the matter and he had told them that the
23d was a holiday for the banks and pub
lic offices, and he had no doubt the presi
dent of the beard would grant the holiday
if he were asked te de se.
President Warfel said teachers had
called upon him for information On the
subject, and he had invariably referred them
te the supcrintcndinir committee.
Mr. Johnsten suggested that when the
proposed new rules come up for considera
tion an amendment be adopted positively
declaring whether or net the schools shall
have a holiday en the day preceding or
following the regular holiday when said
holiday falls en Sunday. Considering that
seme of the teachers had received a quasi
permission from some of the directors te
close their schools he thought Mr. Slay
maker's resolution was a litttlc tee rough.
A vote being taken en Mr. Slaymaker's
resolution it was adopted.
Mr. Marshall stated that Prof. Matz, of
the German-English school, wanted per
mission te erect en the school grounds
some gymnastic apparatus without cost
te the beard. He moved that permission be
granted te Mr. Matz te de se.
Mr. Eberly was opposed te granting per
mission if the expense of the apparatus
was te be paid by the pupils, some of
whom were peer and could net afford te
contribute, and if they did net de se they
would be looked down en by the ether
Mr. Marshall's motion was agreed te.
Mr. Cochran rose te a personal explana
tion. He read part of a communication
from Dr. Wickershaai, published iu the
New Era of February 10, in which Dr.
Wickersham denies that 3Ir. Cochran's
account of his interview with Mr. Wicker
sliam's clerk is" correctly reported, and
charges 3Ir. Cochran with endeavoring te
create an impression that Lancaster school
district was being unfairly treated by the
department et public instruction. Mr.
Cochran declared that the report of his ir
terview with Mr. Wickersham's clerk was
substantially correct, and that he had no
thought of attempting te create the im
pression that Lancaster school district was
being unfairly treated. Dr. Wickersham
had probably been misled by a misstate
ment of his clerk.
Mr. Slaymaker moved that when the
beard adjourn it be te meet en Friday
evening, April 2, instead of Thursday,
April 1. Agreed te.
Grade of Pupils.
The following is the grade by classes et
the pupils in attendance at the heys' sec
ondary school, North Mulberry street, for
the month ending February 29, 1880, the
first column of figures indicating progress
in the several branches of study, and the
second column the conduct of the pupils :
Albright A K.... 8i
Baker Willie 84
Cliarles Jehn SI
Evans Sydney.. 84
Khrittnan Clem. !5
IlcrrChas C 78
Hartman EM 72
Ranuk Win M...
Stene K M
Shearer II B
lloflnieier s US
Adams W E 71
Auxcr Willie U3
Uitncr Abui H
Delict Samuel... (!)
Ilenvart Lemuel 57
Eckcrt Geerge.. 7ti
Eberlv Willie.... 80
Harpel G 1.
McNaughtan J . .
GreffJ K 4!1
Gunditker I) (!;
Graham Atlee... 55
Gressman II tit!
Benttel I) Mi
Buckius II W . 70
in.. S, SI
0 Martin Wm..
Bitner AW 5 (JO
Bitner.Iehn 02 90
Chambers Jas... 82 55
Mills II. X
Stermfeltz V I...
Urban C K
Zeek S K
Cexcy F It 50 8;
Daveler Gee 04 H)
Hnstcttcrll 78 51)
Hull II C 80 50
ilartuum Chas... 45 70
Kirkpatrick Wm 83 77i
Haiilmau huu. 50 75
Lengenceker C. 48 77
Hartman F G
Hoever W J
Lecher C 1!
I.echer W I J
Wiley C K
Bewel's Herbert. 01!
Swenk 31 II
Allabach Jacob.. 28
Hartley Michael. 41
Bembergcr II... 25
Beettner Albert 31
Goedluirt Thes. .
The following is the percentage of pu
pils in the advanced classes of the colored
school, Strawberry street, for the month
of February :
A CLASS BOYS.
Samuel Hill 871 Granville Wilsen... 75
Wm. Mellen 7uJehn Jenes 37
A CLASS OIIILS.
Carrie Foreman OOIAgncs Kobliisen 91
Ida Brown 9i
b class Bera.
Wm. Maxwell 80 Moses Boek 72
Moses Maxwell 87 Win Hinsen 00
Wm. Boek 78 Stanley Mills 41
B CLASS OIKLS
Susan Mellen 83 Mary Burgess 70
Laura Dean 87 Annie Wilsen 7!
Mary Henry SI Julia Patterson 20
Maggie Clark 78
c CLASS BOYS.
Henry Waters 80 Charles Wilsen 75
Harmen Waters 85 Edward Smith 72
Allred Harris 81 Thee. Smith 01
Samuel King 70
c class girls.
Martha Fells OlILillie Jenes 71
Alice Moten Ouj Henrietta Page 57
Annie Wilsen 78
v class BOTS.
KichardXeal 05 Win. Williams 80
Wm. T.Maxwell 00 AugustiveSmith 40
D CLASS OIKLS.
Cera Smith 02 KatleArchey 87
Anna M. Harris 01ElIen Jenes 75
The basement of St. Paul's M. E. church
has, under the auspices of the Sunday
school, been improved and beautified.
The room has been handsomely papered ;
the partitions between the class rooms
have been tern away and replaced by glass
windows ; a new altar has taken the place
of the old one ; there has been a portion
divided off in the two eastern corners
of the room by a railing; one of the
corners is te be occupied by the libra
rian, the ether by a female Bible
class ; the windows have been stained
in beautiful colors,the benches taken away
and chairs have put in their place ; the
fleer has been carpeted throughout and
ether improvements made which are of
The opening services will be held upon
next Sundav. The afternoon services
will be held especially for the children,
upon which occasion there will be ad
dresses delivered by several persons.
Lewer Cud Tobacco.
We have been shown a sample of a two
acre let of tobacco grown by Jehn Ander Ander
eon en Cbas. Acteson's farm at Median i( s
Greve, in Drumere township, which for
size and quality equals anything we liavc
seen this season ; the whole crop is very
long aud handled in the very best manner.
It was sold and delivered ee L. T. Ilen
sel, Quarryville en Saturday. On the
same day Jas. Creswcll, delivered the pro
ducts of two and a-half acres. e.OTO
pounds, of almost equal quality ; and
Squire J. II. Giltert, ene and three-quarter
acres, 3,338 pounds, of fine long silky
goods. These three crops of tobacco will
compare with any raised in the county,
both in quality and texture.
MUlersTllle Scheel Closed.
The winter term at the Millersville nor
mal school closed yesterday aud students
are leaving in every train for their homes.
It will reopen in a couple of weeks.