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SATUEDAY EVENING, MARCH 20,1880.
Mrs. Christiancj's Story.
This is a nice story that young Mrs.
Christiancy tells about her living old
Mr. Christiancy, and his dead friend,
old Mr. Chandler. It was suspected at
the time that Cliristiancy resigned te
make room for Chandler and te take a
Seuth American mission, that he made
the exchange for a consideration, but it
was left for the young and fair Mrs.
Christiancy, stung by domestic woes, te
give te the world the details of the ne
gotiations. "When they met at Mr.
Christiancy 's house te fix the bargain and
arrange the terms, Mrs. Christiancy was
net admitted into their presence, but,
with abundant precaution, she had old
Mr. Christiancy's seu, young Mr. Chris
tiancy, in an adjoining room, where he
could hear it all, and he told his step
mother, like a dutiful step-son should.
On that occasion Chandler told Chris
tiancy hew he had been en te see Hayes
and te secure that gentleman's pious as
sent te the excmpliGcatien of civil ser
vice reform which would be afforded in
bestowing a small mission en Christiancy
in consideration of his retirement from
the Senate. " Mr. Chandler then went
en te say that Mr. Christiancy could
either have the mission te Peru or Central
America. The administration had placed
these two places at Chandler's disposal
Mr. Chandler also thought that the Japa
nese mission might be had, as Minister
Bingham was talking of coming home,
but the Peruvian and Central American
missions were absolutely at his disposal."
It concluded with Christiancy's agree
ment te take a mission and a money
bonus, which was te be paid te his son
Henry. Mrs. Christiancy's discovery of
the transaction led te their matrimonial
troubles and these disclosures.
It is a very circumstantial story, at
any rate, and net without probability.
It is an edifying picture of prevailing
political methods and an advanced stage
' of civil service reform.
Fuktiiek information concerning the
impelling causes of the action of the state
central committee witli regard te a con
test for seats from Philadelphia in the
next slate convention which may or
may net arise only strengthens the pe.
sitien assumed yesterday by the Intelli
cexceu. Fer the same reason that the
convention which nominated Mr.
Dill refused te allow Chairman McClel
land te supersede the committee en cre
dentials, a minority of the state central
committee declined te instruct Chairman
Miller that lie should decide, even tem
porarily, a question with which he has
nothing te de, and en which he can have
no knowledge. It is his business te call
the convention te order, te hear who an
swer te the roll call, and te say that these
whose seats are unchallenged shall decide
about these whose seats are challenged ;
after they, and they only, have made the
temporary organization. If the state cen
tral committee has power te pass upon
credentials for temporary purposes, it
has the same power for final purposes,
and it might as well elect the whole con
vention as te de that which may deter
mine its complexion and its action.
Mr. McGowan and his six friends of
course had a deep interest in saying that
the chairman should decide that they and
their friends had a prima fade right te
their seats, but this only makes their
pretensions mere pretentious, and there
is neither equity in their proceeding nor
precedent te sustain it.
The Harrisburg Patriot very naturally
falls into one or two serious errors in
commenting en the action of the state
ceutr.il committee at Pittsburgh. Fht,
with reference te the order of the com
mittee that Chairman Miller should put
the McGowan delegates en the conven
tion roll it says :
It was high time then that a precedent
should be established and that se large a
discretion should be taken from the chair
man, particularly when there was se much
reason te believe that it would be partially
and unjustly exercised.
On the contrary, the precedents have
already been well established. The chair
man has no discretion in the matter, one
convention after another has said. His
duty is clear and simple, and there is
nothing in Mr. Miler's personal charac
ter or official conduct te warrant a sus
picion than he ever contemplated doing
The Patriot further says :
In accordance with the instruction of
the committee he will therefore put upon
the rolls the regularly elected delegates
from Philadelphia, and the convention will
determine all questions in regard te con
It is neither the business of the state
central committee, nor of its chairman,
te decide who are " the regularly elected
delegates from Philadelphia" or any
ether disputed district. Mr. Miller should
ask the contention " te determine all
questions in regard te contested seats,"
and se long as a seat is contested no
claimant can be put en the roll at any
AVe can judge better of the county au
ditors' report when it is published in full
and an opportunity given te the public
te inspect the county expenses which
they passed upon; though unfortunately,
owing te the thousands of items, the
public cannot have a full view of the ex
penditures and vouchers ever which the
the auditors have spent several weeks.
Fer example they give us the totals paid
te justices and constables, and say that
" the costs in these cases were $2,936.77
less during last vear than for the former,
which shows a gratifying reform, and
the auditors hope that these efficicials
will continue in keeping down these
costs as much as they possibly can." But
they de net tell us hew they reconciled
some of the cases of crookedness in this
branch of the public service, which they
had privately proclaimed se loudly that
they had found and were about te in
vestigate. They seem te have turned
their dark lantern into the prison man
agement te home purpose, but they de
net tell us why they did net scrutinize
the peer house management se closely,
where some looseness and oxtravaance
are also supposed te prevail. Ner is it
enough for tint auditor te point out
these things. If what they say is true
and a geed deal mere is alleged some
body ought te be held responsible.
We feel quite sure that Mr. Wallace
will net thank Mr. O'Neill for his ill
timed and rather superserviceable de
fense of him en the fleer of the Heuse for
the confirmation of Marshal Kerns. Mr.
Wallace has given te the public his let
ters te his fellow senators en this subject,
in which he pronounced Kerns a repre
sentative of the worst element of Phila
delphia Republicanism, an unfit man for
the place, and his nomination one that
the Senate could net confirm without
being faithless te itself. .
Mr. O'Neill, another Philadelphia Re.
publican, declares -that he knows Mr.
Wallace advised and consented te Kerns's
confirmation, and praises him that in se
doing he rose superior te his party and
performed a duty " toward a gentleman
worthy of his support." Rut we repeat, as
Mr. Wallace has declared and demon
strated te his party that his duty required
him te oppose Kerns, Mr. O'Neill's de.
fense of him for superting him is one that
will net de Mr. Wallace any geed among
Democrats and fer2 which he will net
The Seventh ward election contest,
which will cost the county ever SI ,000,
discloses the astonishing fact that three
of the petitioners who protested against
certain illegal votes being counted, were
themselves legally proved te be illegal
voters. It was very much of a dunghill
that Rill Dean entered in this main.
In St. Leuis, Me., with population of
nearly half a million, the entire member
ship of the Protestant churches is said te
be less than 20,000, or about one in twenty
five. Tub Sixteenth Street Methodist church,
Philadelphia, which new ranks among the
most prosperous of its district, has been
almost entirely renewed in the audience
and lecture rooms, and every dollar paid.
Nineteen students of the Ohie Weslcy
an university have been suspended for
periods ranging from three te twelve
months, for participating in a mask parade
last month against the expressed wishes
of the faculty.
TnE Bosten (Baptist) Watchman states
that in the three years immediately fol
lowing Mr. Meedy's great Tabernacle
meetings in Bosten, the accessions by
baptism te the thirty-two Baptist churches
in Bosten and vicinity were only thirty
eight mere than in the three years imme
diately preceding the meeting.
About fifty poisons were sent te the
house of the Rev. Dr. Dix in West Twenty-fifth
street. New Yerk, yesterday,
having received letters asking them te call
there upon business of various kinds. They
did net see Dr. Dix, but an employee of
the posteffice department, who had been
sent te the house for the purpose, received
them, and explained te them that they had
been deceived by the person who had been
persecuting Dr. Dix for some time before.
Tiir Acw Yerk Observer says : The
arrival in this city of a party calling them
selves the Salvation Army has made mere
sensation in the newspaper than elsewhere
One man and seven women from England
landed here last week, and commenced
singing in public places, geting a crowd te
fellow them into a public hall, and there
continuing what they called an assault en
the kingdom of Satan. They will attract
the multitude who always run after a new
tiling, and the mere grotesque and dis
orderly the methods the greater the at
traction. It is quite likely that these
foreigners are sincerely geed and in earnest.
But universal experience shows that such
measures are of no permanent usefulness,
while they disgust many and bring religion
itself into contempt.
Ex-Governer Jewell's stafF gave him a
dinner in Hartferd en Tuesday.
Minister Lewell left Londen for Mad
rid yesterday, being called back by the
continued illness of wife.
We are pleased te hear that Capt. C. B.
Bueckwav is almost entirely recovered
from his recent severe illness, and will
seen be able te attend te business. He is
one of the few men who have had an op
portunity of reading their own obituary
Victeu Huge's house is said te be fur
nished with exquisite taste. One of his
greatest treasures was confiscated or sold
at auction when he was forced te leave
France eight-and-twenty years age. This
was the compass used, it is asserted, by
Columbus when he discovered America.
In Paris Signer Blitz's granddaughter,
Mauie Van Zandt, made her debut at the
Opera Cemique in "Mignon," and wen a
genuine artistic success. Her voice is of
considerable range, pure in tone, flexible
and well under control. She seemed te be
well drilled in stage business and exhibited
a self-possession and freedom from
veusness which were remarkable in a
gi'rl The sudden death of General Hecter
Tyndale startled and shocked a host of
Philadelphia citizens who enjoyed his
friendship and had an appreciative sense of
his high character as a cultivated gentle, a
brave soldier, and a thorough practical
philanthropist. It is less than a month
since his brother-in-law and former part
ner in business, Edward P. Mitchell, died
almost as suddenly, and the double be
reavement is a grievous one te their rela
tives. THE REPUBLICANS
Who Steal the Party Funds?
Mr. Griest's Inquirer.
A certain class of men seek te be mem
bers of the county committee for the pur
pose of getting possession of and handling
the funds of the party, and what they de
net retain for themselves they often use in
an illegal and improper manner.
The Important Question.
If the Senate records show that Senater
Wallace voted against the confirmation of
this "representative of the very worst
elements of Philadelphia Republican peli
tics," who was "net a fit man for the
place," there can certainly be no room for
censure. We nave net been able te see
Hi Trtte, TlsPlty.
And in his feverish dreamt Den mutters I
tt tu Lancaster
THE STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Extraordinary Performance In Antici
pating the Jruncwens ei tee aiaie
Further information of the doiugsef the
Democratic state central committee at
Pittsburgh en Thursday confirms the views
editorially expressed in the Intelligen
cer en Friday. The full meeting of the
committee was made up largely of substi
tutes, and for this, as well as for some
ether reasons, the action of the committee
in undertaking te settle the factional dis
pute in Philadelphia is net likely te lead
the chairman of the state central commit
tee te usurp a power net belonging te him
and te de that which the state convention
alone has power te de.
The following letter from Mr. Steinman,
received tee late for publication yesterday,
explains the matter concisely :
The Objections te Instruction.
Pittsburgh, March 18, 1880.
The attendance at the meeting of the
state central committee te-day was very
full, every district being represented by
members and the substitutes, which the
committee was very liberal in authorizing,
in a few instances admitting representa
tives who were net residents of the dis
trict ; Mr. McCenkey, of Harrisburg, for
instance, appearing for Mr. Buckalcw, of
Columbia, and voting steadily with the
Philadelphia members. The latter suc
ceeded in inducing a bare majority of the
full committee te sustain what they called
the regular delegation te the convention
from Philadelphia, introducing a resolu
tion te instruct the chairman te put their
names upon the temporary roll of the con
vention. Thus was done after the business
of selecting the time and place ler the
meeting of the convention had been dis
proved of with little difficulty. The reso
lution of instruction te the chairman caused
a prolonged discussion, being strongly op
posed because it was unprecedented, and
exhibited a lack of confidence in the fair
ness of the chairman in making up the
roll. It was urged that the committee
should net be asked te interfere in the
Philadelphia dispute, the settlement of
which must be made by the
convention itself ; and that, moreover, this
committee did net have the credentials of
the delegates before it nor the information
upon which it could render an intelligent
decision ; that it was setting a had
precedent which would wan-ant the state
central committee in deciding a case of con
tested election in every district in the state.
The Philadelphia members, however, per
sisted, and by voting solidly for themselves
were able, with the help of the substitutes
whom they brought out te aid them and
with the votes of a number of the mem
bers who thought that the McGowan dele
gates represented the regular organization,
te secu re the passage of the resolution by the
vote of twenty-eight of the fifty members
of the committee. Mr. Steinman offered an
amendment te the resolution providing
that all the Philadelphia delegates
whose seats were contested should be kept
off the temporary roll, but this was
net accepted by the Philadclphians, as it
would defeat their voting upon the tempo
rary organization of the convention, which
they desired te control, and it was voted
down by them and their friends. It is net
likely, however, that the convention,
whose decision in the Philadelphia matter
has been sought te be forestalled in buch
an extraordinary way, will permit the com
mittee te control its action in regard te
the Philadelphia dispute, and it is te be
presumed that it will net allow either
Philadelphia faction te vote in the con
vention en questions affecting the admissi
bility of their delegations. The right way
te settle the chronic Philadelphia fight
would seem te be te refuse the city repre
sentation in the convention until it can
agree upon its delegation. The discussion
in the committee was temperately though
earnestly conducted and when it adjourned,
after a four hours' session, it was te meet
at Harrisburg en the day of the convention
at 10 a. m.
The "Pest's " View of It,
In its comment en the proceedings of
the committee the Pest says with truth :
We knew nothing about the merits of
any future contest that may arise in re
gard te the representation of that city, but
this we de knew, that the procedure in
our state conventions in the matter of con
tested seats, is well established by prece
dents running back for half a century, and
that these precedents, something of "an
unwritten law, "of which we hear se much
these days, cannot be overberno by any
instructions the state committee proposes
te administer te its chairman. At the
Dill convention, at Liberty hall in
1878, Chairman McClelland, at the in
stance of Mr. Wallace, attempted an
innovation of this character, but the
convention sat down en it se quickly that
the gallant chairman became somewhat an
object et pity, lhc law of Democratic
conventions in this state iu the matter of
contested scats is se well understood that
we hardly think the convention that meets
in 1880 will be controlled by instructions
from a committee appointed by the con
vention of 1879. This resolution of in
structions, if we catch its drift, contem
plates exactly what was attempted in 1878
at the state convention. It changes the
unwritten law of the party in determining
contested scats, and lays down one rule
for contests from Philadelphia, and an
other rule for contests from ether counties
of the state
Mr. Stelnman's Opinion.
After the committee meeting the Pest
interviewed several members of the com
mittee en the presidency, the action of the
committee and ether topics. It reports
Mr. S. as fellows :
I only desire the selection of the best
and strongest man, as every geed Demo
crat does, and I think Mr. Tilden, in view
of the opposition te him in his own state,
is clearly net the strongest candidate. In
this opinion I believe I am in harmony
with the Democracy of Lancaster county.
suit, steinman was asiceci ter ins opinion
en the resolution offered in the committee
by the Philadelphia members. He said he
opposed the resolution as he stated in the
meeting, because it was entirely unprece
dented and seemed te show a lack of con
fidence in the chairman of the committee.
which was net warranted by his character
and the eminently fair manner in which
he treated all the members of the commit
tee at this meeting. He said the soundest
reason existed for the usage which has al
ways prevented the committee from inter
fering with the chairman in the making of
the temporary roll for state conventions,
in the fact that the committee did net have
the credentials of the delegates before it at
its meetings and did net possess the infor
mation which would enable it te make up
the convention's roll. That this interfer
ence makes the state committee a com
mittee en credentials and necessitates its
possession of the credentials of all the del-
egates, and that this in practice will be
p'XelU'a Defease of Manbal Kerns and
In the Heuse of Bepuweiit stives en
Thursday, "in regard te the alar diet upon
the marshals by the .gentleman from llli-
(Mr. Springer),'' Mr. O'Neill re-
minded the Heuse that a Senate commit
tee sent te Philadelphia te investigate the
election had investigated the Democratic
side, had come back ashamed of itself and
had been afraid te return and examine the
Republican side. He also reminded the
Heuse that a Democratic Senate had
unanimously confirmed the appointment
of Marshal Kerns, who had been marshal
at that election.
Mr. Springer. Hew does the gentleman
knew that it was unanimous?
Mr. O'Neill. I knew it from having
heard it. There are no secrets that are
net told out of executive session.
Mr. Springer declared that he had made
no attack en Marshal Kerns.
Mr. O'Neill retorted the gentleman had
attacked the great Republican city of Phila
delphia and its officers. The Democrat
senator from Pennsylvania (superior in his
feelings te these Democrats who had
sought te defeat Marshal Kerns) had
risen above party and had permitted him
te be confirmed.
Randall en Kerns.
Mr. Randail (Pa.) did net wish, by his
silence, te be understood as being of the
opinion that there had been any occasion
whatever for UnitedStates marshals at the
election te which reference had been made.
On the contrary, there was none, and the
gentleman alluded te had stated under
oath that there was no occasion for them.
Ner did he want his silence te be construed
into a belief that he agreed that the men
appointed were of a character of citizens
entitled te be appointed for that service.
He wanted te say further that the appoin
tee (Marshal Kerns) hail been confirmed
ever his written pretest.
Mr. O'Neill. That only shows hew Sen Sen
aeor Wallace performs his duty tewaids a
gentleman worthy of his support.
Mr. Cox expressed himself as opposed te
every form of recognition of special deputy
marshals. He had opposed the bill origi
nally by which they had been placed around
the polls. Referring te the election in
Philadelphia, he declared that there had
been 20,000 fraudulent registered voters.
Mr. O'Neill. That has been utterly lis
proved time and again.
Mr. Cox declared that in Philadelphia all
was rottenness. He declared again that
he was opposed te recognizing federal su
pervision ever elections. He had voted
against the original bill because he knew
it was unconstitutional. Derisive laugh
ter en the Republican side.
"Smile en," said Mr. Cox; "crackle
your thorns under the pet. The supreme
court had said that there was no such a
thing as a federal election. Fer one, I will
net place the supreme ceuit, as new
packed, partisan and demoralized, above
the popular branch of the Legislature of
the country. Applause en the Demo
Kerns Should Have Been Krjecteri.
In the face of the testimony taken by
the Wallace committee it is idle te say
that these officials were fit for their pesi
tiens or had in respect the confidence of
this community. It is equally clear that
having made these appointments Marshal
Kerns's nomination ought net te have brcn
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Samuel II. Myers was hanged at Dallas,
Texas, yesterday, for the murder of his
Parsons, "the Aven murderer," was
hanged yesterday in Rochester, N. Y. He
asserted that he was innocent
A fire at Pcnn Yan, N. Y en Thursday
night, destroyed the Plaistcd block, Wag
ner house and seme ether buildings. Less,
The state engineer of Louisiana does net
fear any serious overflow in the Mississip
pi until the water reaches the 1874 mark.
It is new eighteen inches below that line.
Ex-Assistant secretary Hawlcy, of the
Treasury department, left Washington
last night for Illinois, where he will can
vass for the Republican nomination for
The motion for a new trial for Edwin
Heyt, convicted of the murder of his father,
was denied yesterday by the supreme court
of Connecticut. His counsel will new ap
peal te the governor.
The New Jersey court of pardons, en
Thursday night, refused te commute the
death sentence of Frederick Crill, the Pas
saic county murderer, te imprisonment for
Twe hundred and sixty applicants for
positions in the interior department,
under the recent act authorizing an in
crease of the force in the pension bureau,
were admitted for examination yesterday.
The house of Recorder Sexten, of Mon
treal, who died en Thursday, was burned
out yesterday morning by a fire originat
ing from the tapers around the catafalque
where his body was laid. Mrs. Sexten
and four ether occupants of the house es
caped in their night clothes. The corpse
was get out slightly scorched.
The committee of citizens of Galveston
te arrange for General Grant's reception
have received a telegram from General Ord,
accepting their invitatian te be present
with his staff en the arrival of General
Grant. The revenue cutter Mi-Lane has
been placed at the committee's disposal.
A special train will carry General Grant
from Galveston te San Antonie and St.
The Democratic central clnb of Wilkes
barre have passed resolutions favoring
General Hancock for the presidency.
The coming Pennsylvania state agricul
tural fair, which will be held iu Fuirmeunt
park, is te have an international feature.
Prizes will be offered for foreign as well as
domestic dairy products.
'Emma Brest, charged with permitting
her child Henrietta, who was blind and
aged seven years, te die of neglect, was
found guilty yesterday in the Philadelphia
quarter sessions of involuntary manslaugh
ter, the jury recommending her te the
mercy of the court.
Messrs. Herbert M. Hagccman and
Harry Cavanaugh, have anuennced their
intention te start a Democratic weekly
paper in Easten at an early day. They of
fered Mr. Neiman, of the Sentinel, $3,000
for his establishment, and the offer was
Gertrude Legan, of Mill Hall, Clinten
county, saved her father from a long im
prisonment for selling liquor without
license by presenting the case te the gov
ernor in such a clear and comprehensive
statement that the heavy fine was re
mitted. About' 11 o'clock last Tuesday morning
Geerge G. Stier, a well-known and highly
respected German, who had kept a bakery
at Ne. 719 Seuth Twentieth street, Phila
delphia, for the past ten years, left hi
store, and, after stepping at the lager bee
saloon of Jacob Naegle, en the corner e
Twentieth and Lembard streets, disap'
peared, and has net since been heard from'
Annie G. Rapine was arrested in Erie,
yesterday for wholesale blackmailing. Fer
some time past prominent families have
been terrorized by letters, threatening the
exposure of husbauds and sons in criminal
intimacy with the writer. In seme cases
the intimacy was well founded, and
wealthy men have bled te the tune of
hundreds of dollars. The woman recently
Erefessed religion, and was te have been
aptized en Sunday.
Jeseph Hanlen, of Philadelphia, a
watchman en the public grounds, and
William Delaney were arrested in Harris
burg yesterday en a charge of stealing de
partment reports. It has been ascertained
.that tens efLthese reports have been, sold
te William Macklin, a junk dealer, who
says he bought them of Hanlen and De
laney at Macklin's establishment. Six
hundred treasurer's reports and two hun
dred state agricultural reports were found
minus the covers. Yesterday District At
torney Hellinger discovered a number of
agricultural reports and Senate envelopes
at Gladfelter's paper mill, Yerk county.
This material was purchased from Mack
liu. Net Leve, But Politics.
R. A. Raney, a young attorney,and Rich
am Jelly, traveling salesman, fought a
duel neaar Smoky Ordinary, in Brunswick
ejunty, Va.. yesterday. Regular duelling
pistols were used and at the first fire Jeliy
received a slight flesh wound in the arm,
while his bullet carried off a lock of his
antagonist's hair. Jelly demanded a
second shot, but just at this juncture a
constable appeared and arrested the party.
It was net love, but politics, that caused
the combat, the young men having been
excited te a deadly pitch of mutual ani
mosity by the reccut canvass en the state
A Plague e' Beth Your Houses.
We de net think it geed policy new te
instruct for Tilden or any ether candidate.
But at the same time we utterly repudiate
the leadership of Mr. Wallace, aud are op
posed te him setting up a delegation te
the national convention, instructed te vote
as a unit, aud recognizing him as manipu
lator and manager.
On the ether baud, the Democrats who
support Mr. Tilden refuse te recognize
Mr. Randall as a leader te whom the Penn
sylvania delegation bhall be handed ever te
control at his own sweet will.
TIIE CHURCHES OFUOD.
What Salem lias Te Say About the East
Regarding the action of the East Penn
sylvania eldership of the Church of Ged
published in last Saturday's Intelligen
ce in censuring Rev. Jehn Tucker's re
lation te Salem church, the Salem vestry
had a meeting the ether day and passed
some resolutions setting forth what they
think and care about, and what they
de net think and de net care for.
In effect the Salem vestry say that the
standing committee of the East Pennsyl
vania eldership is out of order in entertain
ing charges preferred by the elders of the
Union Bethel church of this city against
Elder J. Tucker, a ruling elder in Salem
church, for laying en of hands and ordain
ing Elder J. B. Seulo as pastor of Salem,
whose moral character the late East Penn
sylvania eldership declared by a public
vote te be unimpeachable.
The vestry further say that an elder in
the Union Bethel church seme years age,
having made serious charges against some
of its members and refused te give the
names of the accused te the eldership and
its standing committee ; and the eldership
having refused and still refusing te make
the proper investigation, 48 members of
Union Bethel left it, organized and char
tered Salem, arc doing a geed work with
it and iu it, and until the East Pennsylva
nia eldership finishes its unfinished busi
ness Salem will pay no heed te its interfer
ence in Salem's affairs.
THAT BABY CASE.
The Corener's Inquest.
Last evening the coroner's jury, which
was empanelled en Thursday te inquire
into the facts concerning the death of the
child which was found in a house en Seuth
Christian street, met in the prothenotary's
office. Dr. Compten was called and he
testified, as he did en Thursday, that the
chilil had been born dead. The doctor had
a talk with the mother of the child since
she has been in prison ; she told him that
the child was born dead and it
never cried ; after it was born
she did net knew what te de
with it ; she placed it in the box, expect
ing te take it te the country in a few days,
where she could bury it. She did net
think that decomposition would set in se
This was the only evidence of any im
portance, and the jury found that the child
was still-born and were unable te see any
criminal intent en the part of the mother.
The complaint against the mother of the
dead child was withdrawn this
and she was released.
The Committee Organized Invitations
The cemmittee appointed at a late meet
ing of Geerge II. Themas pest, G. A. R.,
te make arrangement for the decoration of
the soldiers' graves met in Grand Army hall
last evening and organized by the election
of the following efficers: President II.
McEIrey ; secretary, Jehn II. Barnes ;
treasurer, Jehn Black, jr. The ether
members of the committee are J. K. Barr,
Edw. Bookmyer, Themas Gilgere and C.
The committee adopted a resolution in
viting the city government, the school
beard, the Monumental association, the
fire department and all secret societies or
beneficial societies te participate in the
ceremonies en the 30th of May.
Sub-committees te secure an orator and
clergyman were also appointed.
Tuesday evening of each week was ap
pointed as the time, and Alderman Barr's
office, Seuth Duke street, as the place of
We were te-day shown by Abe Miller,
four colored eggs which have been scratch
ed by him, and which will be shipped te
Brooklyn, a party from that city having
ordered them some time age. One of the
eggs has a correct likeness of Herace
Greeley en one side, while en the ether is
the coat-of-arms of Pennsylvania. On a
large geese egg Mr. Miller has scratched
pictures of Wilhelraj, the violinist, and
Miss Anna Teresa Bcrger, the cernetist.
Anether goeso egg contains an excellent
picture of Henry Ward Beccher en one
side, while en the ether is a picture repre
senting a tobacco packer and his boss.
On the fourth egg is scratched a picture
of the Bcrger family of musicians as they
appear en the stage. The work is remark
ably well done, and it shows that Mr. Mil
ler is quite an artist in that line.
Senatorial Party at Denegal Springs.
Senators Cameren, Edmunds and Ham
lin arrived last evening from Washington
D. C, at Marietta, where they will be the
guests of Cel. James Duffy, and te-day will
proceed te Denegal Springs and visit the
birth-place of Gen. Simen Cameren, where
they will be entertaned. The distinguished
party will return te Washington en . Monday.
CHANGE Or BASE.
Removals nnd Business Changes in East King
An unusually large number of removals
are taking place among the business houses
in the first square of East Kiug street.
Watt, Shand & Ce., of the New Yerk
store, having purchased for their own use
the fine new building lately erected by
Isaac Stirk, Nes. 8 and 10 East King
street, and occupied as a qucensware
house by High & Martin, the last named
firm were compelled te seek another loca
tion. They found an eligible one in
Sprecher's building, Ne. 15 East King
street, nearly opposite their former stand,
new occupied by itussel cc bhulmyer,
coal dealers. Te afford mere room for
High & Martin Mr. Sprccher has built an
addition te the store-room extending 40
feet te the rear, making its entire length
140 feet. In this spacious room Messrs.
High & Martin have placed new shelving
and fixtures, and are at present busily
engaged in removing their goods.
The addition built by Mr. Sprccher te
his building Ne 15 East King street adds
greatly te the convenience of Walter A.
Heiuitsh, cabinet-maker, who occupies the
second and third stories (entrance Ne. 13$),
byadding40 feet te the length of his
ware-room, and giving him mere space for
the display of his fine stock.
Meantime Messrs. Watt, Shand & Ce.
are having the property vacated by High
& Martin fitted up in the best style for
their own use. Net only are new shelving,
ceuuters. show-cases, &c, being put in,
but the partition that new divides the
front of the building into two rooms (one
of which is occupied by the new gas com
pany) will be tern out, throwing the en
tire first fleer into a single room, and
making it one of the largest and hand
somest store rooms iu the city. As seen
as these improvements shall be completed,
Watt, Shand & Ce. will move into their
new quarters, vacating their present place
of business at Ne. 22 East King street.
Meantime the gas light company will re
move their office te one of the store-rooms
iu the Examiner building, North Quceu
As seen as Watt, Shand fc Ce. remove
from their present stand, that property will
be arranged for the accommodation of Aug.
Rhoads, jeweler, Sprccher & Pfeiffcr,
slate reefers, and Russel & Shuhnyer, coal
dealers. A partition will be put up divid
ing the large store room into two apart
ments, the larger of which, Ne. 20, will
afford ample space for Mr. Rhoads, aud
Ne. 22 will be jointly occupied as an office
by Sprccher & Pfeiffer and Russel & Shul
myer. The storeroom, Ne. 13 East King street,
te be vacated by Mr. Rhoads, will he occu
pied by Mr. B. Astrich, of Hoboken, New
Jersey, whose line of business will embrace
a very extensive assortment of ladie;' and
gent's ware, laces and fancy goods.
The upper stories of the building will be
occupied by Philip Bernard, proprietor of
the Key West cigar factory.
The stere room in Gable's building, Ne.
30 East King street, is being occupied by
Swartz & Ce., of Reading, who will within
a few days open therein a large assortment
of hats, caps, and gents' furnishing goods.
Jacob Gable, the owner and late eccu
pant of the above store room, will remove
his office te Ne. 30 Seuth Duke street.
Mr. M. Levy will remove his beet and
shoe store from Ne. 5 East King te Ne. 3
East King street, and the room new oc
cupied by him will be taken by S. Cehen
& Ce., of Columbia, and be epened as a
hat, cap and general furnishing store.
Colahan & Ce., dealers in foreign and
domestic fruits, and new occupying Ne. 3
East King street, will ia a few days re
move te Ne. 131 North Queen street.
Dr. I. Nerman Broemoll, surgeon den
tist, has taken the rooms Ne. 35 East
King street, lately occupied by Dr. Wm.
M. Whiteside, deceased, and will continue
the practice of dentistry therein.
Dr. J. O. Boyd is engaged te-day in re
moving his office from Ne. 11 Seuth Queen
street te Ne. 240 West King street, ad
joining Mrs. McCormick's drug store.
Rebert J. Evans, esq., will remove his
law office te the rooms vacated Dr. Boyd.
TAXING THE COSTS.
Seventh Ward Contested Election.
Last evening Commissioner Fulton and
the counsel in the Seventh ward contested
election case met the clerk of the court of
quarter sessions and his deputy, together
with the constables and witnesses con
cerned in the case, for the purpose of
taxing the bill of costs. The constables
were sworn te the number of subpoenas
they had served and the number of miles
they had traveled. The witnesses were
sworn as te the number of days they wcre
in attendance at the hearing of the case.
Among these claiming witness fees were
Wm. M. Dcen, Charles Schwebel, Adam
Ripple and Matthias Rcsh, all
of whom were petitioners in the
case and three of whom were themselves
proven te be illegal voters ! Their claim
was disallowed. The respondent Mr. Mer--
ringer, who was in attendance almost
every day of the trial and was declares
elected, made no claim for witness fees.
The total amount of costs will, it is
thought, be about $1,000 a less sum than
was generally anticipated.
Figures Will Me.
A glaring error occurred iu the report
of the county auditors as printed in the
Intellieencer yesterday. The balance
found in the hands of Isaac H. Schaefler,
treasurer of the beard of prison inspectors,
was stated te be $4,199.45, whereas the
figures should have been $99.45. The
compositor mistook a hieroglyphic by
which the reporter intended te represent
a dollar mark ($) for the figures 41. On
looking at the copy, we don't blame the
compositor, for the hieroglyphic certainty
leeks mere like "41 " than " $. " We are
sorry that Mr. Schaeffer has $4,100 less in
his hands than the compositor thought he
had, and we are also sorry that our re
porter writes such an abominably bad
Stocking Streams With Trout.
The Allentown Item of Friday says :
" Yesterday Hen. Gee. T. Gress received
12,000 brook trout from the hatching
houses at Marietta, Lancaster county,
which he distributed in the afternoon in
Trout creek and the Little Lehigh. Mr.
Gress has for several years been receiving
brook trout, with which he has been stock
ing streams in this vicinity, and ere long
there will be lets of geed trout fishing in
Mayer MacGenigle had before him this
morning five ledgers, and one disorderly,
all of whom were discharged-
Alderman Barr. committed J. H. Brene
roan for 30 days, for drunken and disor
An Arabian Sight " at Fulton Hall.
Mr. Augustus Daly's prolific pen has
turned out much that is vapid and inane,
and much indeed that is surrounded by an
atmosphere of positive immorality.
In view of which the nppear nppear
ance of his name en the pesters
as sponsor for the new comedy of " An
Arabian Night," which was produced at
Fulton opera house last evening, was net
at all reassuring nor calculated te inspire
much confidence in the quality of the play.
It is therefore with pleasure that we are
enabled te commend the performance
last evening as altogether enjoyable,
and by long odds the best work Mr.
Daly has ever done in the line of play
writing. The title of the comedy is sug
gestive of spectacular effect, and therefore
calculated te wholly mislead the public as
te its character. The general theme of the
play may be briefly sketched as fellows :
Alexander Sprinkle, a retired stock-broker,
notwithstanding the unpectical nature of
his business experience, the fact of his
being married and settled, with a mother-in-law,
and in every way associated with
the monotonous humdrum of convention
ality, retains much of the youthful romance
of his disposition. He is constantly re
lapsing into dreams of unreality and ad
venture, and the consequence of this in
dulgence in the realms of fancy are often
of a commonplace and unremantiu nature.
Haroun-al-Rasehid, the far-famed caliph c f
the Arabian Nights, is the here whose ad
ventures most delight his poetic soul. Te
such an extent does he carry Lis admira
tion of the great eastern potentate that
the impulse te imitate him at times is
irresistible. While making a railway
journey he has accidentally encoun
tered a young lady whom he finds
without the means of continuing her
trip, when te her astonishment she
is extricated in the most princely man
ner by a gentlemanly looking stranger,
who presents her with a through ticket te
her destination, and en being asked his
name that she may gratefully remember
it, is given the classic title of Hareun-al-Raschid.
The sudden appearance of this
young lady, who turn out te be as ro
mantic as himself and who fellows him into
his .own house te thank him aud repay her
obligation, throws him into a state of un
enviable embarrassment, for Mrs. Sprinkle
is absent from home en a visit te some
relatives, having left her mother,
Mrs. Wallabeut Weebles, in charge
of her husband's domestic com foils.
Kate Sprinkle, his niece, is hourly expected
from Europe, where she is at school, and
Sprinkle is reading the letter announcing
her coming when surprised by the visit of
the fair stranger of his railroad journey,
whose name is Resa Maybloom, occupation,
bareback rider in the " Greatest Shew
Under the Heavens," and who figures en the
bills under the high-sounding designation
of the " Wild Rese of Yucatan." Se he
hits upon the idea of presenting Resa te
the stern old lady as his niece Kate, hand
ing her the letter in evidence. At this
point of the complications Kate Sprinkle
arrives aud Sprinkle is obliged te hide her
in a bearding house. Then Mrs. Wee bit
takes fancy te the supposititious niece aud
endeavors te bring about a match be
tween her and Lafayette Moedle, who is
her soft-headed nophew. Signer Hercules
Sermith, the champion cannon-ball tesscr of
the world, comes in search of the young
lady, who had become tired of circus life,
and run away. Mrs. Sprinkle then returns
and the complications which issue can
mero easily be imagined than desciilxd.
Of course there are innumerable comic
and ludicrous incidents in the development
of the story thus briefly outlined. Te un
dertake te mention even a portion of them
would occupy tee much space and besides
take away much of their piquancy en tliu
reproduction of the piece in this city,
which it was announced from the stage
would be repeated en the 3d of April, and
when doubtless it will be wit
nessed by a large audience (the
house last evening was scarcely
nine than half full, owing probably te the
unpleasant weather.) The humor is light
and frothy, but after quaffing the draught
one is at least net subjected te the un
pleasant discovery of the sediment of im
purity in the bottom of the cup, from
which some of Mr. Daly's ether plays aru
net se entirely free, and which se frequent
ly constitutes a bar te the approval
of the modern society comedy. The
spectator is kept in constant merri
meat by the pranks of the Wild Rese of
Yucatan, and the apparently inextricable
difficulties in which she has involved her
romantic "benefactor." Miss Carletta
Evelyn made the character of the
circus rider about as bewitching
and vivacious as it could be, while
Mrs. Maeder in the role of "that
mother-in-law," was the living realization
of the popular idea of this exasperating
personage. Mrs. Theme was altogether
charming and n-itural as Kite Sprinkle, as
was Florence Robinson in the role of Mrs.
Sprinkle Messrs. Therno and Josephs
were capital in their respective roles of
Sprinkle and Moedle, and the remainder of
the cast was quite satisfactory. Rapid and
easy in movement, ccisp in dialogue, and
bubbling ever with innocent fun, "An
Arabian Night " may fairly be designated
as a thoroughly geed play. The toilettes
of the ladies were elegant and the subject
of no little admiration among the femiuiue
portion of the audience.
In argument court the orphan com t list
has been reached and the cases are being
This morning at 10 o'clock the list was
called and seventeen judgments were en
tered for want of pleas, affidavits of de
fense and appearance.
The views appointed te assess the dam
ages caused by the opening of Market
street from Chestnut street te the Penn
sylvania railroad, met yesterday, and after
viewing the premises filed their report.
They found that Jehn F. Steinman is en
titled te $50 from the county and $100
from the city. A. J. Steinman and Jehn
R. Bitner, ether property holders, were net
awarded any damages.
The case between Peter B. Fordney and
the city of Lancaster, which was te have
been heard te-day, will net come up until
the regular argument list is disposed of.
Emanuel C. Rittenhouse. of this city, wan
I granted a soldiers' license te peddle goods
through this county.
In the North Queen street Belgian
block injunction case no answer was filed,
and the matter awaits the action of the
incoming street committee. '
Strawberries have made their appear
ance in the Lancaster markets, and they
are selling at 40 cents per box. They were
breaght from Flerida.