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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER, THUBSDAY. MARCH 18 1880.
THURSDAY EVKNINO, MABCH 18,3880.
That Is Where We Stand.
A great many people are watching with
eager solicitude the action of the Demo
cratic state central committee in Pitts
burgh te-day, in the belief that what it
does will in some manner affect the atti
tude of the Pennsylvania Democracy en
the presidential question ; and whatever
it does, there will be people quick te
interpret it as significant of " a Randall
victory" or "a Wallace victory," "a
Tilden triumph" or "a score against
Tilden." New we have no idea that
anything this committee may de will de
serve any such importance te be attached
te it; and, without the slightest knowl
edge of who will attend the meeting or
what these present may agree upon, we
de net believe that it matters very greatly
where or when the state convention
meets, se that it is convened at an acces
sible place and at a time long enough
before the national convention te give
the delegates-elect due notice and net se
early as te prevent the Democracy of
every district from electing their dele
gates in the manner that best conforms
te precedents and preserves the rights of
the party masses.
With respect te the place of meeting
we see it stated that " the Tilden men
insist en Pittsburgh," " the anti-Tilden
men want Harrisburg," which declara
tions are quite as credible as most of the
stuff that gees the rounds about the
status of the se-called factious war
in the Democratic party of Penn
sylvania. Fer Mr. James P. Barr, who
is about the most pronounced Tilden
man in Pennsylvania, has ever and ever
again said that he thinks the state con
vention should alway be held at the state
capital, and Mr. Randall, who is credited
witli the management of Mr. Tilden 's
interests, is reliably reported as thinking
that Pittsburgh is tee far west and that
either Alteena, Williamsport, Reading,
Harrisburg or Lancaster is a mere desir
able place of meeting.
Indeed the talk about this state com
mittee meeting very well exemplifies
that most of the chaff about the rival
leaders and the contending factions of
the party in this state is mere sound and
fury. Fer ourselves we have always
held that the Democratic party of Penn
sylvania is entirely tee large te be
stewed away and carried comfortably
in an j body's breeches pocket. Its in
terests are far tee important te be sacri
ficed for any man's wishes or aspira
tions. Its head is entirely tee firmly set
for it te be led very far out of its path,
even by any se-called " leaders ;"' and
it never fails te resent and repudiate any
leadership that undertakes te use it for
the promotion of selfish personal inter
Mr. Randall and Mr. Wallace are the
two representatives of the Pennsylvania
Democracy who new occupy the highest
political positions, and for this reason it
has become fashionable te marshal op
posing forces under their names ; and te
attempt te drive everybody who has the
manliness te cherish and express free
thought into a faction called by one of
these names or the ether. There is no
geed reason for any such distinction.
Neither of these gentlemen, nor any two
or three or a half-dozen ethers scarcely
less prominent in the party, or all com
bined, is big enough te assert mas
tery ever a majority of the Democratic
party in Pennsylvania, and it has hap
pened, in proof of this, that every time
such a claim has been made the party has
promptly set its seal of disapprobation
upon the pretension by unhorsing the
very one who made it, or in whose be
half superserviceable lackeys made it.
The Intelligencer is for peace and
for harmony, for unity and concord ; net
for such as are secured by the compre.
mise of wrong or the abandonment of
principle, but for that honorable and ag
gressive unity which calls erring, incon
sistent leaders te account whenever it
considers them wrong,and rebukes errors
in its own party as fearlessly and un
flinchingly as it denounces them in the
When Mr. Randall took the congres
sional back pay we denounced the act in
unmistakable terms; when Mr. Wallace
voted for the nine million bill, we ex
pressed our condemnation in language
net less plain ; when Mr. Randall seem
ed te us te net have exhausted his con
stitutional powers te prevent the fraudu.
lent electoral count, we criticised him as
we thought was just ; when Mr. Wal
lace favored the Texas Pacific subsidy,
we maintained that he did net fairly rep
resent his constituents ; when Mr. Ran
dall took what appeared te be tee nar
row a v" iew in making up his committees
we said se ; when Mr. Wallace opposed
Mr. Randall's election as speaker en
what seemed te us te be purely personal
grounds, net approved by the Pennsyl
vania Democracy, we told the truth te
him and about him ; and new that he is
reported te have " advised and consent
ed" te Kerns's confirmation by voting
for it after he said Kerns is " a represen
tative of the very worst elements of Phil
adelphia Republican politics," and " I
shall feel that the Senate is faithless te it.
self if this man be confirmed," we have
asked for him te explain. And when
either of these distinguished gentlemen
has rendered te the party or the country
geed service we have never withheld
from them due and impartial praise.
If Mr. Randall shall undertake te com
mit Pennsylvania solely te Mr. Tilden 's
re-election,whether he is the choice of the
Democracy and can be elected or net
as is charged by Mr. Randall's enemies
he will get no sympathy from the Intel.
LiGENCEn nor any support in the under
taking. If Mr. Wallace shall undertake
te control the state convention in his
own interest, te secure a delegation
which he can handle te his own advan
tageas his enemies charge he will be
entitled te our opposition in his project.
The Intelligencer's candidate for
E resident is that man who, when the
lincinnati convention meets,shall appear
te combine all the qualifications of a
Democratic president, with the qualities
that render his support by the whole
party and his election by the peoplemest
certain. Whoever Is for that is with
us; whoever Is apainst that we are
against. 10 mis nne we
chips fall where they may.
hew, let the I
When Jehn A. Legan's speech en the
Fitz Jehn Perter case is finally published
in the Congressional Recerd it will occupy
forty-eight pages and will be by far the
longest speech ever printed in that publi
cation. Its appearance has been delayed
te allow of the preparation of a litho
graphed map of the battle-ground, which
will be the first map ever published in the
I?ecerd. Fer some weeks the mails will
be burdened with this ponderous docu
ment which few will ever read, and of
these who undertake it none will survive
with a clear understanding of their
If it be true that Congressman Mor
gan R. Wise left Washington, for Fay
ette county, some days age, " with the
avowed determination of setting up the
delegation from that county against
Senater Wallace,"it was just about right
that the Fayette county Democracy put
salt in his tea. We de net see that dic
tation from Congressman Wise is any
mere savory than dictation from Senater
Wallace, and if Wise found out that
Parthian arrows sometimes hit the bow
man, he has only discovered what better
and wiser men knew before.
The county auditors are bringing
their work te a close and the local poli
ticians await their report with a feverish
anxiety that seems te arise mere from a
desire te see which faction is hit than
from a certainty that all official abuses
have been resolutely probed and will be
Four great-grandchildren of Jehn C.
Calhoun are new living.
Dr. Mart Walker has been refused
the office of police surgeon in Washington.
Governer Taber, of Colerado, is going
te build an opera house in Denver.
Count De Lesseps had a splendid re
ception at San Francisce yesterday.
Senater Davis, of West Virginia, is re
ported te be the wealthiest man in his
Mr. Jehn A. Bingham, minister te Ja
pan, will be a candidate for rcnominatien
te Congress in his old district.
Senater J. Donald Cameren had sub
scribed $230 te the centennial fund of
Washington and Lee university, Lexing
Mr. Tilden and his bankers have been
ordered te produce their books in the
United States district court at New Yerk,
at the trial of the famous income tax suit
S.W.Shadle, esq , who has been absent
from this city for three months, owing te
serious illness in his family, has returned
te Lancaster and te his professional busi
ness. Mrs. Julia Smith Parker, of Glaston Glasten
bury, Conn., still signs her letters with
her maiden name, Julia . Smith. She
says she bore that name tee long eighty
seven years te recognize another as her
Edwin T. Parker, the inquiring Penn
sylvania railroad stockholder will be a can
didate for director at the ensuing election
en the platform of a reform of administra
ture abuses and a showing of hands all
around, no matter whom it hurts.
There is a new accusation against Theo Theo
eore Tilton. The Springfield Republican
says that, in lecturing in that city, he said
"ideel" for "ideal,'" "pa-idg" for "page,"
"gra-is" for "grace," "inaa-en" for
"man," "pa-as"for "pass," and "e-in-gin"
for " engine."
These who assume that Mr.- Conkling
would net heartily support Blaine assume
at the same time that he would support
Washburne. This would be mere embar
rassing. Conkling and Washburne quar
relled bitterly, a long while age. They
have net spoken together ler twenty
It is reported that Mrs. Christiancy, nee
Lugenbecl, the young wife of Hen. Isaac
P. Christiancy, our minister te Peru, re
turned home from Seuth America en ac
count of incompatibility of temper and
differences with her husband. The scan
dal in "Washington is that her question
able acts since her return will cause Min
ister Christiancy te return home and seek
Jessie Raymond, the woman who has
brought suit against Senater B. H. Hill,
for seduction, created quite a sensation at
at the capitol yesterday afternoon by ap
pearing in ene of the Senate reception
rooms with the infant, Themas Benjamin
in her arms, and demanded an interview
with Senater Hill. She was in a rage and
very demonstrative in her manner, and
Hill avoided a " scene."
Conkling never extemporizes, but mem
orizes his speeches in advance. At twenty
five he is said te have been able te repeat
from memory which is a prodigious fac
ulty with him two thirds of Burke's
speeches and a fair proportion of Grattan's
and in 1869, while riding en a Pullman car
te the Pacific, he entertained his company
by reciting the whole of Scott's "Lady of
the Lake," without the dropping of a
The schooner Five Sisters, ashore near
Old Cranberry inlet, en the New Jersey
coast, is in a dangerous position and likely
te prove a total wreck. It is thought most
efher cargo of sugar and molasses will be
saved. Her master attempted te make
harbor in Old Cranberry inlet, mistaking
it for Squan inlet, when she ran aground.
The brig Tropic, from Pert-au-Prince,
which stranded near Little Egg Harber,
N. J., en Tuesday, will prove a total less.
She lies se deep in the sand that her heavy
cargo of logwood has broken her back.
Her captain and owner, Jeseph Petter, of
Hayti, lest his reckoning in the storm and
The Spanish man-of-war Sanchez Bar
castina, arrived in New Yerk harbor yes
terday, having in tow the British hark
Endeav, bound from Cardenas for New
Coffins and Mourners Precipitated into a
A remarkable accident occurred at the
funeral of Alenzo Van Patten, an old and
respected citizen of Duanesburg, N. ,Y.
The cerpse lay in the parlor, where about
sixty relatives and friends were assembled.
When the services were proceeding the
fleer gave way, and the corpse and funeral
assemblage were cast into the cellar. The
coffin fell upon Mrs. Jehn Little, crush
ing and dangerously injuring her. Seyeral
ethers were badly hurt. Thare was the
wildest excitement, but the neighbors
helped the people out through a cellar
fL. -na j uJT
xm cuuiu uu uuuj were re-
covered, and the service, speedily termi-
Agricultural journals are advising
farmers especially men no longer young
net te go West.
It is given out that Secretary Sherman is
in the canvass for geed, and yet Texas
sends a collector of customs te Chicago
with instructions for Grant first, Blaine
next and Sherman never.
It is believed that jute could be profit
ably raised in large quantities in New
Jersey. It is tee bulky for distant trans
portation te pay. The Indian crop of jute
is worth $50,000,000 annually.
The microscepists and the photograph
ers, tee, must have been considerably as
tonished at the entirely new use for the
camera ebseura discovered by the Era re
porter. The obscurity was "in his
mind," as the camera lueida was obviously
intended. Try it again.
The British navy is becoming a school
for royalty. Net only are the two sons of
the Prince of Wales midshipmen, but
Ernest, the thirteen-year-old son of the
Grand Duke of Hesse and the late Princess
Alice, is about te join. Queen Victeria is
said, however, te be rather indifferent te
the navy, taking mere interest in the
General H. V. Berrow, correspondent
of the Cincinnati Gazette, who demanded
a court martial of General Sherman for
the expression that he would " slander his
own mother for a thousand dollars," is
out in a lengthy circular reviewing the
conduct of Hayes, Secretary of War Ram
sey and General Sherman in refusing the
court martial. He severely censures all
The Chicago Times published en Satur
day 185 special telegrams from 11 North
western states, giving an estimate of the
yield of winter wheat this year. If the fig
ures are trustworthy, and if reasonably
fair weather prevail, the increase in the
yield ever the large yield of last year will
be about sixty per cent. This depends,
however, en the weather of the next
month, as a severe frost en the fields bare
of snow might produce disastrous results.
The Parisian dealers are very sly. One
of their favorite tricks is te place their
Dseude-antiauitics in country inns and
cottages in Brittany and Normany. The
tourist or the sportsman sees them one
day ; the innkeeper says they have been in
his family for hundreds of years, and the
unsophisticated amateur pays a long price
for them and restores them te their native
Paris, where they had left perhaps only a
few weeks before.
Senater Voorhees, chairman of the
Senate committee en library, hesitates te
accept any one of the numerous applicants
who are new besieging the committee's
doers with urgent demands that they shall
be permitted te complete the imitation
bas-relief fresco en the frieze of the ro
tunda of the capitol begun by the late
Signer Bruinidi. The art editor of the
Philadelphia Telegraph abominates "Brum
idi's daubs" and says "Mr. Voerheoscan,
without any difficulty, find among the
colored brethren of Washington any num
ber of fresceers who are competent te de
Brumidi's work very abundant justice.
One of them, armed with a pail of white-
wash and a geed stout brush, could, in
the course of an hour or se. put some de
cisive finishing touches en this prepos
terous composition which would for the
future prevent it from being the dis
trcssing eye-sere that it is at present, and
that it will continue te be unless dealt
with in some such fashion as that we have
Jacob C. Smith, a deck hand en the tow
beat Abe Hays, fell overboard at Pitts
burgh and was drowned.
Charles J. Stolzenbach, a contractor, of
Pittsburgh, was drowned in the Ohie river
of Six Mile ferry en Tuesday.
Jehn White, jr., aged 18, was killed at
Schuylkill Haven by the fast line en the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad.
Geerge Spengler, aged sixty-five, was
struck by a train en the Lehigh Valley
railroad at Allentown, and had his skull
fractured. He cannot survive.
Jehn Dixen, aged eighteen, was instant
ly killed by being whirled around a shaft
in the Chester deck saw mill.
Richard Neid, a convict in the Delaware
county jail, attempted te escape, and in
doing se breke a gas pipe and was suffo
cated by the escaping gas.
Isaac Davis was instantly killed by fall
ing off the bucket used in an elevator in
the Pennsylvania coal company's new
Sarah Curry, aged sixteen, of Cambridge,
Crawford county, was fatally burned by
her clothing taking fire from the stove
where she was working.
A man named Flynn, employed at
Jermyn's Green Ridge colliery, near Scran Scran
ten, was crushed te death by the fall of a
reef en Tuesday.
Jerry Belen, who is a married man, and
Mrs. Samuel Allgcir, both of Carlisle,
eloped a few days age and went te Pitts
burgh, where they were caught by Mrs.
Allgier's husband and taken back te Car
lisle. After being idle four years, the blast
furnace of the Pottstown iron company
was put into blast again last night. Wm.
H. Merris, wife of the manager, applied
the torch. All the company's works are
in operation new.
A skeleton undoubtedly that of a Ger
man pack pedler who mysteriously disap
peared while passing through that region
some time age lias been found near Por Per
ter's lake, in Pike county, by lumbermen.
The remains were under a pile of stones
in the midst of a great forest. The peddler
was known te have a large sum of money
in his possession, and was probably mur
dered and robbed and his body thus se
creted. At Calvin's Corners Bradford county,
Miss Ellen Swayne has been arrested for
infanticide. She gave birth te an illegiti
mate child February 14, and broke its
skull with a heavy instrument and then
hid the remains in her trunk. She found
no chance te rid herself of the body until
last Sunday, when she took the decom
posed corpse from her trunk and threw it
into the vault. The mistress of the house
discovered her action and had her arrested.
She confessed te the killing, but would
net reveal the name of her seducer. The
young woman is in jail awaiting trial.
Branchville, S. C, was set en fire yes
terday morning at an early hour in two
places simultaneously. Among the
buildings destroyed was the posteffice.
L. W. Laryea's less is $4,500, insured for
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less is $2,000, no insurauce ; W. r. byph-
rettfs less is $700, insured for $400.
Meyer's lest is $1,000, no insuranee,
Country That Has Seen "Old
Special Correspondence of the Ix-rauexircKS.
FORT COLYILLE, Ne. 7, )
February 18th, 1880. $
" Oh, that was in the geed old times ;
then the mines panned out badly, and the
rush stepped quick as a 'cayete with his
feet in a badger hole ; lets of us get
'bucked' tee. Why this town's nothing
new ! We had a court house and a jail ;
every one of these shanties was a store and
saloon when the geld dust was clattering
in the scale-pans en the counter. Leng
strings of 'burros' were packing in the
bacon and flour, and the Pend d' Orville
had two steamboats en it te take the
trains up the lake ; there was another beat,
tee, away up above all the Columbia
rapids. Cost? I should say se! Why,
this machinery was almost worth its
weight in "yellow' when it get here; but
there was money in it when men could
take a pan and shake twelve te twenty
dollars a day out of the sand ; and when,
if you took naturally te managing, a
'plant' of a few wooden boxes and a couple
of hundred yards of wooden trough would
start a 'hydraulic,' which (as seen as the
sand, at night, turned in less than you
paid your hands) could be left te ret,
without sinking capital, like the expen-,
pensive drills, crushers, mills and
blind leads of quartz mining. "
"Yes, these were the times for you
." " Hew's the snow en the Okina-
kane trail ? We'll have te break it te Wild Wild Wild
Goeso Bill's. Well geed day ;" and away
spins the cutter ; its pony hitched te one
side of a fixed double-tree, a necessary ar
rangement here, when the general use of
double teams cuts the reads into two deep
gullies, the dividing ridge scraping the
low axles of the wagons and compelling
frequent changes of the track.
"Ceme-tnica-clatawa, geed old Moses,
Ceme-tnica-clatawa, geed old Moses.
Coine-mioa-clatawa. geed old Jlojes,
Li! a! U-le-hee'
comes floating back en the crisp air.
"Where are you going geed old Moses ?
Way ever in the premised land. ' ' (Showing
that either early education cannot be oblit
erated or that the Jesuits have been adapt
ing the popular literature te loeal use.)
And then cheerily fellows :
" Clese reefed one day
On the Biscay bav.
An' a squall abatt tbe beam."
Fer, strange enough, the virus of the salt
sea crops out frequently under a buckskin
suit, and the ranchman might astonish you
with his familiarity with the navigation of
an ocean steamer. Queer were the com
plications that arose when some years
age the territorial government pro
claimed a'general honeymoon and married,
by one sweeping edict, all the white men
in the territory with the Indians among
whom they were living without se much
as giving them the privilege of refusal,
which even leap year customs accord.
Seme decamped, while ethers philosophi
cally accepted the situation, and the
future "first families of Washington" will
have less trouble with their Indian descent
than our F. F. V.'s of the present day
oxperience in eking out their slender Poca
But te resume. This country has seen
an earlier civilization than that by which
it is new being invaded ; but one whose
benefits are as unstable as its object
geld is treacherous ; for the best of the
diggings seen get panned off (nene hut
, Chinamen can work them new), and then,
some struck north through the Saskatch
ewan country, where the sun hardly melts
the ground enough te work a month or two
in summer, and where the remainder of the
time you are snowed in; while the rest of the
"outfit" took the nearest trail out of the
diggings off te the Lcadville region, taking
teams, backers, and even the best part of
the beat machinery, and leaving only the
shanties with their high white imposing
two-story fronts, with cornices, balconies
and mock windows, behind which miscra
ble low hovels are masquerading. Seen
from a distance these pompous censtruc
tiens leek like ' gigantic andirons, with
their pretentious faces backed up by
insignificant, black, battered supports ;
two opposing lines of rampant fire-dogs,
preparing te battle for possession of the
Net much longer, however, will they be
left masters of the field, for a flood-tide is
sweeping into the abandoned field
with another and mere enduring
purpose. This population has come
te stay ; it is net afraid of work, and much
of it is from ether new lands farther south,
whence it brings experience if nothing else.
The terminus of the steamboat and rail
way, at Walla Walla, throbs with the chaf
ing of this current, for the first time
checked by the want of transportation ;
gathering its forces here, the flood breaks
forth from time te time, and strings of
" prairie schooners" radiate through the
north and east ; their white, sail-like
wagon covers dotting the rolling bunch
grass prairie te the horizon.
Still there is room, and the growing
towns demand another class of set
tlers, mechanics of all kinds.
Skilled labor is called for en all sides ; for
here is a civilization that will net be satis
fied with a leg hut or a dug-out. The
school house, the printing press, court
house, ware rooms, the shops and the bank,
fellow the settlement in rapid succession ;
and, with a Western disrespect for anti
quity, the town of a few weeks, or months,
holds its head as high as any of its cider
I send you by this mail a few heads of
wheat the stalks were six feet high
which are simply the average from a field
within a mile of this. They are, I think,
the finest and heaviest I have ever seen,
and it is net hard, with such grain as that,
te understand hew the yield is ever fifty
bushels te the acre. This was grown en
ordinary ground. It is the Australian
club variety and was planted in April, al
though supposed te de better when sewn
as a fall wheat. When I tell you that
every bit of the seed came through the
mail from Portland, Oregon, in four
pound packages, and traveled for days en
a pack mule, you can appreciate the anxi
ety with which the railroads are looked
We are here, however, about 100 miles
beyond the immigration proper, which
hugs the proposed read farther south ; and
for these specimens I am indebted te a
worthy representative of the " Buckeye
state, " whose energy and intelligent
farming are setting the dreamers of this
old French " mission " an example of the
thrift with which they must seen compete,
or else " vamoose the ranches " and let
ethers take their place.
LATEST NSW8 BY MAIL.
Charleston contributed $1000 te
Irish relief fund yesterday.
A severe frost fell in Arkansas Tuesday
night and nipped the buds en the fruit
Johannes Debeer was hanged at Pontiac,
111., yesterday for the murder of Ella Mar
tin. At Bosten yesterday the Irish citizens
refrained from parading, and gave $2000
te the Irish relief fund.
At New Yerk last night the Friendly
Sens of St. Patrick subscribed $2300 for
the relief of the Irish sufferers.
It is understood that the jury in the
Buckholtz trial at Bridgeport, Conn., is in
favor of a verdict of murder in the second
Nearly $4,000 was collected at the picnic
of the Hibernians at Jenes's weeds, near
New Yerk, yesterday, for the Parnell
Irish relief fund.
Martin Power. of 200 West Fulton street,
Chicago, in a fit of insane despondency
shot his wife, Bridget, probably fatally,
and then fired two shots into his own head,
causing instant death.
In Cranberry N. J., Themas Shields and
Patrick Lcddy, while drinking in a bar
room, quarreled, Shields stabbed Leddy
twice in the back. He will probably die.
Shields is still at large.
Fiitz Bwerman, of Mishicot, Wis., re
turned home iutexicated and threw his
son 'te the ground, causing his death in a
short time. The father has been arrested.
It is supposed he is insane.
The young and pretty wife of Eugene
Irving, of Liberty, N. Y., has eloped with
Rebert Weismer, of Parksville, Sullivan
county, Pa., and gene West. She and
Weismer are said te have been en very in
timate terms for some time.
Jehn C. Wickeff, second clerk of the
steamer Hardcash, en the Mississippi river,
shot and fatally wounded Lewis Tayler, a
colored drayman. The difficulty originated
in Tayler's refusal te sign for cotteu which
he had put en his dray. Wickeff was ar
One hundred masked men boldly rode
up te the Winchester, 111., county jail,
battered down the deer, disarmed the
guards and jailer, and with revolvers in
hand compelled them te give up the keys.
They then opened the cell of Jeseph J.
Field and dispatched him with a number
of pistol shots.
Mrs. Elizabeth Michelman was found
dead yesterday morning in her husband's
bar room, erf Park avenue, Baltimore. She
had arisen early, as was her custom, te get
breakfast for the family, and it is supposed
her olething took fire from the stove. A
coroner's jury rendered a verdict of suffo
cation by fire.
Mrs. W. Baldwin, of Aurera, 111., was
found dead in bed with her jugular vein
severed, and beside her lay her unconscious
husband with several gashes in his threat
arms and abdomen. The wounds are net
serious. Baldwin came from Vermont and
married three weeks age. The oause of
the bloody deed is unknown.
An elderly gentleman, while in conversa
tion in Londen with a friend in an omni
bus, suddenly fell en his face quite dead.
He had been running for seme distance te
catch the omnibus in which he expired,
and a few moments before his death his
friend said, "If you run like that, old man,
you'll kill yourself one of these days." He
had scarcely spoken when the unfortunate
gentleman fell dead.
Henry Phillips entered the room of
Themas J. Snyder, at Grandview, Indiana,
en Tuesday night and kieked in the head
of a bass drum belonging te Snyder, who
upon inquiring the cause of the act, was
shot just above the eye by Phillips with a
revolver, and died instantly. Phillips had
been drinking all the afternoon, and
swearing that he or Snyder would die be
Miss Resebcrry wanted te marry Mr.
Deputy, at Seymour, Ind., but her father
commanded her te marry Mr. Bewers,
and appointed a day for the wedding. On
the evening before she secretly became
Mrs. Deputy. She was en hand for the
ether ceremony, however, and it proceeded
smoothly as far as the question whetbei
anybody objected, when Mr. Deputy re
marked that he had an objection a trifling
ene, which he felt seme reluctance about
mentioning the lady was his wife.
Rlghts of a Judgment Creditor.
The supreme court has delivered another
decision holding that a creditor who has
obtained a judgment can levy en and sell
any real estate which he thinks the debtor
has an interest in, unless in cases where
the harm dene the debtor cannot be reme
died. As the purchaser buys only the
interest of the debtor in the real estate,
whatever it miy be, no harm can be done
in the ordinary cases. In May, 1875,
Catharine Wiser bought from her brother,
J. W. Mathews, a let at 8th and Venango
streets, Philadelphia, and upon which she
claims that she subsequently erected a
house. On April 10, 1877, Jehn Dorff ob
tained from Mathews a judgment note,
which he entered up, and en October 14,
1879, levied upon the house in question.
Mrs. Wiser asked for injunction te restrain
Dreff from selling the property; but the
court below refused, and new the supreme
court affirms this decree and says : A cred
itor who has obtained a judgment has a
clear legal right te levy en and sell his
debtor's iutrest in any land. A court of
equity cannot enjoin en the ground that
the debtor has no title or interest. That
would be te draw te itself a question which
belongs te a common law tribunal and
would deprive the party of the constitu
tional right of trial by jury. The question
can only be settled in ejectment by the
sheriff's vendee. The only apparent ex
ception te this is when the property of a
married woman is levied en for the debt
of her husband, but that rests en the con
struction of a statute.
A Bad Yankee.
Heme Wellington, who lately withdrew
from the commission firm of Utley & Boyn Beyn Boyn
ten, in Bosten, was arrested yesteday at
the instance of Mr. Boynton, his father-in-law
for embezzlements amounting te
nearly $4000, and also for forgery. Wel
lington is also suspected of poisoning his
infant son, who died several months age
with symptoms of acute gastric irritation
and of attempting te poison his wife, who
was recently taken sick. Seme oatmeal,
which had prepared for her, has been
analyzed, and found te contain " enough
arsenic te kill ten persons," se that she
probably owed her life te the overdose.
When Wellington was arrested he con
fessed the embezzlements, but denied the
poisoning. A two-ounce bottle half full of
arsenic was, however, found upon him.
He was held in $10,000 bail for forgery,
and will be tried for attempting te poison
Washington Borough Items.
The river commenced rising en Monday
and rafts are daily expected.
F. C. Bletz, of Columbia, is still pur
chasing tobacco, and only a few lets re
main unsold in Washington and vicinity.
A number of Washingtonians are pre
paring te move in the spring te Maryland
and Yerk county te engage in the growing
Special trains are new running en the
Columbia and Pert Deposit railroad te
Safe Harber, leaded with coal and pig
iron for the Safe Harber iron works.
The regular trains cannot carry all the
Brents Acress the County Line.
Rev. G. W. Snyder, of Harrisburg, well
known in this city, has been the victim of
a recent "pound " party.
Hurrisburg Patriot : " Geerge W. Heck,
esq., a rising young lawyer of Harrisburg,
was married, at Lancaster yesterday te
Miss Ella Temple, of that city. The
bridal trip will include a trip te Baltimore,
Washington and several ether cities."
The burglars who robbed the stores in
Yerk a few nights have been arrested. Twe
of them were arrested en the cars near
Parkston, Md., and two ethers at Calverb
station, Baltimore. Much of the stolen
property was found in the burglars' posses
Hen. J. P. Wicbersham. superintendent
of public instruction, suggests te school
beards the propriety of passing resolutions
requiring all teachers in their employ te
held, near the close of the school term, a
public examination or review of the work
gene ever during the term.
After an interval of ten years the an
nual conclave of the grand cemmandery,
Knights TempJar, of the state of Pennsyl
vania, will be held at Williamsport, begin-
ning luesuay, May 25, and continuing
The busiest day that occurred at the
Myerstown depot for many years was last
Wednesday. Early in the morning teams
came from all directions leaded with to
bacco, which was te be weighed and ship
ped. Messrs. Schuberr & Ce., of New
Yerk, who purhased about 100,000 pounds,
made their first spipment, amounting te
50,000 pounds. The prices paid were 2, 3,
5, 8 and 10 cents per pound.
Mrs. Mary Severn, widow of the late
Themas Severn, ex-city superintendent of
the public schools of Reading, died yester
day at her residence, Ne. 136 Seuth Ninth
street, in the 73d year of her age. She
was afflicted with chronic rheumatism some
22 years, rendering her helpless, but she
bore all her sufferings patiently. She was
a member of the First Baptist church, was
born in Uwehlan township, Chester county
and was the daughter of Jesiah Phillips.
Fire in the Harrisburg furnace was
lighted at eight o'clock en the morning of
the 16th inst., and blast put en at 11 p. m.,
en the night of the same date. It being
generally known that the furnace was te
make its first cast of iron last night,
scores of men and women gathered in and
around the easting house te witness the
interesting event which took place at
twenty minutes past ten o'clock. The
Chesapeake cornet band was present and
played a number of aire. The first cast of
iron was successfully accomplished and
everything is in excellent working order.
Dr. Wm. J. Slean, surgeon U. S. A.,
formerly of Harrisburg, has died suddenly
in St. Paul. He served through the
Flerida Indian war and Mexican war.
During the war of the Rebellion he was
medical director of the department of the
east, with headquarters in New Yerk
The V. B. Conference.
The 80th session of the East Pennsylva
nia United Brethren in Christ, met in Ot
tcrbin church, Reading, yesterday. In the
absence of Bishop Glessbrenncr, Bishop
Dicksen, of Ohie, officiated and called the
conference te order. The rule relating te
lay delegates was suspended. Daniel Lee
was recognize! as lay delegate from Pequea
Valley mission ; T. Garland, H. C. Phil
lips, G. W. M. Reger, J. R. Mcrrideth, J.
D. Killian, E. P. Funk, H. D. Dehncr,
M. P. Sanders and S. R. Gipplc, of the
Ilanisburg district, icndered their reports.
L. R. Kramer, recommended from the
Schuylkill Haven district, and F. List,
from the Philadelphia German mission,
East conference, were referred te the com
mittee en applicants.
W. J. Premer, agent for the Biblical
seminary, Ohie ; J. T. Schaeffer, of the
Philadelphia conference, and M. P. Deyle,
of the Allegheny conference, were admitted
te advisory seats. The conference con
sists of about seventy delegates. The
afternoon was taken up in reading re
The Church of the United Brethren in
Christ had its origin at a meeting held near
Lancaster city, about 1859. Wm. Otter
bein. an eminent and learned divine of the
German Reformed church, and Martin
Bechm, a pious and energetic preacher
of the Mennenite society, were
the principal movers in bringing about its
organization and spreading it among the
Germans of Pennsylvania, Maryland and
Virginia. The church new numbers 5
bishops, 47 annual conferences, 2,217 min
isters, 160,000 members, 2,152 church
buildings and 18 institutions of learning,
including a theological seminary at Day
ton, Ohie. It also has two prosperous
foreign missions, one in West Africa and
one in Germany. Bishop Glessbrenncr, of
Virginia, is the bishop of the Eastern dio
cese, but is confined at his home by sick
ness. He has served this church thirty
eight years as bishop.
of Jehn Lutz, Maner
made a against him
and surety of the
morning Officer Swenk
warrant called at Lutz's
armed with a
house te arrest him. He found Lutz seated
at the breakfast table, surrounded by seven
children, ranging in age from in
fancy up te a dozen years or
mere. Mrs. Lutz was net about, she
having left the house for fear of violence
at the hands of her husband. Lutz re
quested the officer te grant him time te
clear away the breakfast and wash up the
dishes, and the officer, deeming this under
the circumstances a rcasensble request,
consented te de se. Lutz went te work
iudustrieusly, but, watching an opportu
nity, gave the officer the slip, ran like a
quarter horse and escaped. He is said te
be a " geed enough" man when sober, but
very violent and jealous when under the
influence of liquor.
Literary Contest In Prospect.
The Churchtown, Lancaster county ly
ccum, have challenged the Honeyhreok
lyceum for a debate, six contestants en a
side, with fifteen minutes for each. The
time has been arranged for Saturday,
April 3d, in Davis' hall, Honeyhreok. The
question will he the immigration of the
Chinese into the United States, Honey Heney
brook having the affirmative. The con
testants from Churchtown will be Messrs.
DeHavcn, Jehn Delby, Dr. J. H. Leng.
L. P. Compten, esq., Lincoln, and
Dr. William B. Irwin. Frem Honey Heney
brook lyceum, Jehn Plank, of Cambridge,
A. G. Sejfert, Beartown, Dr. Dunlap, E.
J. Irwin, Jehn Cavanaugh and Jay Henry
The Firemen In Reading.
A grand ball was given last night at
Harmonie-MiEnnercher hall, Reading, in
honor of the 107th anniversary of the insti
tution of the Rainbow fire company. The
Ringgold band escorted the visitors, com
mittee of arrangement, and reception com
mittee te the hall. On their arrival there
the Columbia steam fire engine company,
who had brought with them a magnifi
cent silver trumpet finished in geld, appro
priately inscribed, presented it te the Rain
bow, C. C. Kauffman esq., of Columbia,
making the presentation speech. The
trumpet was received in behalf of the Rain
bow lire company by Cyrus T. Fex, of the
reception committee. The grand march
by the Ringgold band followed, in which
nearly three hundred couples participated.
The Momncrcher Orchestre furnished the
dancing music. The ball was kept up
until a late hour and was a delightful affair
in every respeet.
Among the guests noticed by the Times
as being en hand were the following Lan
caster county firemen :
Sun Fire Company Ne. 1, of Lancaster.
Lawrence Begle, marshal; Samuel Shread,
I. II. Shread, J. A. Bewers, C. Lcander,
Fred. Sener, jr., Harry Shaub, G. M.
Gable, J. Bolbach, Z. M. Weaver, Beuj.
D. Zeek, Leuis Frank. II. G. Haag, Jehn
tl. Keller, Samuel Musketnuss, Michael
German, Henry Leenard, Harry Snyder,
William Rogers, Charles Miller, Edward
Sanders, J. Faust, Gee. W. Rete, G.
Shickel, Edward Rogers.
Columbia Fire Company Ne. 1, of C I im
biVr, Lancaster County. C. C. Kauffman,
Wm. Glasscr, Bayard Leckard, Samuel
Peck, Harry Skeeu, Themas Myrick, C.
M. Strine, David Fisher, Jehn Leckurd,
Patrick Hanley, Harry Finney, Michael
Wein, James Harscli. Jehn McBride, Frank
Rethern, Samuel Nell, Wm. Hershey,
Harry Sample, Jehn Bahn. Jeseph Sample,
Other Lancaster Companies Harry A.
Miley, E. Stene, J. Stalcy, C. L. Wilsen.
The Philadelphia St. K. Conference.
In the conference yesterday there were
admitted en trial Matsumoto Zoze, Wil
liam D. Jenaf, Geerge J. Burns, Henry
Frankland, Charles M. Boswell, Albeit
Mann, jr., Samuel W. Smith, Jehn 31c 31c
Queid. Stephen S. Dease was admitted en trial,
and elected te deacon's orders under the
missionary rule ; Kawamura Keicheire was
also elected te deacon's orders under the
same rule. Owing te the long discussion
which each of these cases seemed te require
the entire morning was taken up in this
An unsuccessful attempt was made te
recommend te the general conference an
amendments te the Discipline as fellows :
Resolved. That we, the member of the
Philadelphia conference, respectfully
memorialize the general conference te
adept and incorporate in the Discipline the
following : '
Each annual conference shall annually
elect a committee en general qualifications
of candidates for admission en trial and
for admission into full connection with the
conference. This committee shall inquire
into the general quantitatien of the candi
dates and report at the next sessieu of the
That North Queen Street Beat Race.
The Examiner's advertised beat race, te
come off en North Queen street between
Mayer MacGenigle and Mr. Wm. Millar, is
declined by the proposed principals, be
cause of the bad course of which the street
committee made a swamp last fall. They
say however that in the race at the court
house en Saturday Judges Livingston
and Patterson referees the beat in which
Millar, MacGonigle and the taxpajers
sail will be ready for the start against that
which justget hack from Salt river, whither
it had taken these whom the Examiner
seme time age stigmatized in the following
We express but the sentiment of all
right-minded, considerate, taxpaying citi
zens, of both parties, when we exteud te
Mayer MacGenigle thanks for having call
ed the attention of councils and the public
in general te the illegal and extravagant
acts of the street committee or rather the
ring which has been running it and the
tool called the street commissioner. We
hope the mayor will net step at " piotest pietest
ing " and calling the attention of councils
te their extravagance and illegal proceed
ings, but will, if necessary, proceed by in
junction te restrain them, and also held
the ringleaders individually liable when
they shall run the city in debt. It is no
torious that there has been in this depart
ment at least recklessness and extrava
gance if net corruption, and se far as we
are concerned we shall sustain the mayor
in his efforts te compel an observance, at
all events, of the forms of law, and we
hope he will net hesitate when occasion
requires te call the attention of councils
and the public te the shortcomings of
these in authority.
Cerdelia Iren Company Incorporated.
The Cerdelia iron company of Reading
has been incorporated under the act of
April 29, 1874, the certificate having just
been signed by Governer Heyt. Yester
day afternoon the charter was received in
the recorder's office of Berks county and
will be placed upon record. The office of
the company will be in Reading, while the
place of operations will he at Cerdelia,
Lancaster county, en the Reading and
Columbia railroad, near Columbia. The
capital stock consists of $80,000, divided
into 800 shares of $100 each. The officers
of the company are as fellows : President,
Henry A. Muhlenberg ; treasurer and
general manager, Isaac McHese ; clerk,
Ambrose A. McHese. These three gen
tlemen together with Wilsen V. McHese
and Dr. William F. Muhlenberg, of Read
ing, constitute the beard of dhecters.
BREAKING THS LOCKUP.
Diserderlies Sent te Jail.
Last night three men, Themas Jloere,
Jehn Cumminjs and Wm. McTague, were
confined in cell Ne. 4 of the city lockup.
This morning when the turnkey visted the
cell he found that an attempt had been
made te break out. A number of bricks
had been removed from below the window
sill makinz quite a large hole, but net ex
tending entirely through the wall.
The ether prisoners alleged that Moere
did all the mischief and that they
had taken no part in the attempt te break
out. The mayor committed Moere te the
county prison for 90 days, Cumraings for
40 days and McTague for 20 days.
Wm. McLaughlin was also sent te jail
for fifteen days and Peter McGIinn for
ten days. Three ledgers were discharged.
Star Club To-Merrow Evening.
The Star club will meet te-morrow (Fri
day) evening, instead of two weeks hence
as announced at the meeting of the Plant
club en Monday evening last. This change
in date is made necessary from the fact
the spectroscope which Mr. Pyott has en
gaged from Philadelphia for illustration of
his lecture en the " Telescope and Spec
troscope," cannot be had except upon this