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TUESDAY EVENING. APBIL 20, 1880.
Asking tee Much.
The Harrisburg Patriot asks tee much
from us when it begs us te treat what it
says with sileut contempt. "We de net
se far despise the Patriot's utterances;
it is true that we de net held them in
as high regard as we would like te, but
it is because we find that they are se
often based en falsehood, and that they
are net corrected in accordance with
the truth, when that is made known te
the editor. When we advised the
Patriot that its Lancaster correspondent
had misinformed it in alleging that
corrupt and improper influences had
been used in securing the election of
delegates te the state convention from
this county, the Patriot should have
called upon its correspondent te sustain
his charge, and in default thereof it
should have yielded it up as false. But
it does net even think proper te divulge
We confess, again, that there would be
room for us te feel a higher degree of
consideration for the Patriot if it (".id
net sometimes seem se fearfully stupid.
It takes such a deal of explanation often
te reach its comprehension. We have
even suspected that it was purposely
stupid and did net want te understand.
The latest snarl it has get itself into has
been in endeavoring te comprehend hew
the Intelligencer, can be "in accord"
with Democrats who favor Mr. Tilden's
nomination when it is opposed te it.
The simple secret is that Mr. Tilden's
nomination is net the sum and substance
of Democracy. The editors of the In
tklliqkxckr find themselves in
accord with Mr. Randall, who
is for Tildcn, and with Mr. Jenks,
of Jeffersen, who Mr. Wallace says is
for Field or Morrison, just because these
gentlemen are geed Democrats who hon
estly give their best judgment te the
service of the party and who generally
agree with us as te the measures
best calculated te secure its pros
perity. There are many things
mere important than the candi
date. Any geed Democrat who
can command the support of two-thirds
of the delegates ought te be acceptable
te the party, and will be if the voice of
the people is fairly represented. Te en
sure this, there ought te be no unit rule
te gag any delegate in the expression of
his choice ; and this is one point in
which we are in accord with Mr. Ran
dall, and net in accord with Mr. Wal-
1 ice, as we regret te see by his statement
te a reporter of the Philadelphia Timcs
which is copied into the Patriot.
If the Patriot would try te understand
hew it is that, being opposed te Tilden,
we can still find ourselves often in
accord with gentlemen who favor him, it
might net te be impossible for it te read
the simple riddle. The trouble with the
Patriot is that it has net found the
right focus for its glasses. All it
needs te comprehend is that it is
possible for men te be governed
by . their ideas of right. There
are said te be men who would rather be
right than be president ; and we knew
that there are men who would refuse te
de what they believed te be a wrong te
advance or defeat the political interests
of any man. We think that we are among
that number. Wede net propose te lend
our aid te choke off any support that Mr.
Tilden has among the people. We have
our opinion and express it. Other Dem
ecrats can disagree with us without
exciting our hostility; and we will
Iks '"in accord" with them always
te secure a fair chance of representa
tion for their own opinions. Thus the
Intelligencer's senior editor found
himself " in accord " with Mr. Tilden'i.
friends in the Pittsburgh meeting of the
state committee in resisting the attempt
te decide in the committee the Philadel
The Patriot has forgotten itself
in criticising the accord of Demo
crats. It is what it has been vigorously
preaching of late. Was it only lip
service that it has been giving te the
cause of Democratic harmony ?
What the party geed demands is inde
pendence of opinion among its members,
without hostility in exercising it ; and a
spirit of conciliation which will bring its
members into submission te the will of
the majority fairly expressed.
Seize all the Pigs.
Judge Livingston has some sharp and
deserved , words of criticism upon the
practice of constables and justices in
sending vagrants te theprisen, te receive
the feesand in avoiding interference with
unlicensed greggeries, because of their
political inlluence. But just here we are
compelled te remind the judge that he
needs te beware of his footsteps. It is
but a short while since that these police
men whom he denounces arrested and
brought te trial before him one of the
bestpelitical workers inthe Eighth ward,
for an offense against the license laws,
of which he new speaks se bravely in vin
dication. This man escaped through the
assurance of the commonwealth's attor
ney, made te Judge Livingston, that there
was no evidence against him ; which
was net true, as they had reason te knew.
Judge Livingston has never te this day,
though often called upon te de se, taken
any measures te punish the parties guilty
of this gross fraud upon the court. But
he has agreed te our disbarment because
we declared that criminals escaped
through political inlluence, just as he
new charges that grog-shop keepers es
caped the constables' clutches because of
their political influence.
But does it occur te the judge that po
licemen may be discouraged by the escape
of these men when arrested, through po
litical influence in the higher channels of
justice, and that they cannot be severely
blamed for playing the game their super
iors teach them ? He ought te seize all
the pigs by the ear.
The Unit Rule.
Senater Wallace' says that he is desir
ous of imposing the unit rule upon the
Pennsylvania delegation at Cincinnati.
We are very sorry te see Senater Wallace
in favor of fastening this yoke upon the
Democratic party. It is the Cameren
ring method precisely, and if successful
would bring upon us the same disgrace
and disaster which new threaten the
Republicans. In the language of Speaker
Randall, the rule has proved a con
venient device te shackle the Repub
lican party, and te reduce it te absolute
personal domination, and it is net at all
desirable te engraft the practice upon the
policy of the Democratic party. With
us the people govern in their own wayj
The Lancaster resolution of 187G has no
force or value as a Democratic prece
dent, inasmuch as it was passed without
notice te the convention tliat any such
thing was te be attempted, and after a
Wp Tnaim-itv nf i,p rieWrfp l.nd leftiaad these were damaged. The ruins caught
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the hall. In this matter the speaker un
doubtedly reflects the views of ninety
Democrats out of every hundred.
The total number of emigrants from
Germany in 1879 was 33,327, of whom 30,
80S, came te the United States.
Heuse-cleaning has commenced, and
the lord of the raaier will erganize him
self into a convention and adept resolutions
declaring life a failure.
California has succeeded in satisfac
torily disposing of Denis Kearney, and
Massachusetts will receive proposals for the
permanent extirpation of Benjamin F.
Denis Kearney has denned the
striped garb of the convict. lie remarked
yesterday while he was having his hair
artistically dressed by the prison barber
that he lecher
Mn. Levi Parsons of New Yerk city, a
former resident of Kingsboro, Fulton coun
ty, N. Y., has given $30,000 te establish a
public library for Gleversville and Kings
boro. The citizens have voted te name it
the "Parsons Library," and have sub
scribed about $5,000 for a building let.
A witness testified at the hearing yes
terday of the Fifth ward, Philadelphia,
contested election case, that three election
officers, after the closing of the polls, put
Carpenter stickers ever 50 names of voters
for Conway. Three witnesses testified
that they did net vote at the February
Viscount dk Lkssefs is reported te
have said te a Paris audience yesterday
that $60,000,000 had been pledged in Amer
ica for the prosecution of his canal enter
prise. Nothing was heard while he was in
this country of the subscription of such a
big sum of money, or, indeed, of the defi
nite offer of any considerable sum.
Opposition te the proposed elevated
railroad en Market and ether streets in
Philadelphia seems te be en the increase,
a large number of petitions being in cir
culation antagonistic te the scheme. It is
also stated that public meetings will be
held in order te work up public sentiment
against the project. Petitions arc in cir
culation asking that the company be al
lowed te construct the read.
The production of Bessemer steel in the
United States has steadily increased, until,
in 1879, the number of gross tens manu
factured reached a total of 000,397, and
the price has as steadily decreased from
$10G per ten (currency) in 1807, te $48.33
per ten in the year just expired. In the
last ten years, and in the experimental
years which preceded them, this country
has produced a grand aggregate of 2,522,
107 gross tens of rails, enough te lay 26,750
miles of railway track with sixty-pound
rails. According te the highest authority
recognized in the trade, no ether country
has in these ten years made half the prog
ress in building up a Bessemer steel indus
try that the United States has made.
Senater Cameren has contracted for the
erection of a handsome residence in Wash
ington. The wife of ex-Secretary Robeson, who
with her children is in Paris, returns this
Sara Bernuardt has withdrawn from
the Thcatre-Francaisc in consequence of
her failure in the " Aventurierc."
Mr. and Mrs. IIiester Clvmer are te.
give a large wedding reception upon their
arrival at their beautiful home at the loot
of Mount Penn, Reading.
Denis Kearnet was quietly taken te
the San Francisce Heuse of Correction in
a hack yesterday without the slightest de
monstration being made by his followers.
M. Gambetta is reported te be engaged
te a young lady of nobly family, but the
marriage is delayed because he is a free
thinker and she is a churchwoman.
Londen Standard: "Lord Beacons
field was received by the queen at Wind Wind
eor yesterday, and we have reason te be
lieve that he tendered his resignation and
that of his colleagues, and that it was
accepted. Ne step towards the selection
of his successor has been taken yet. We
have geed grounds for saying that up te
the present time no kind of an understand,
pig has been attempted between Earl Gran
ville, Lord Hartington and Mr. Glad
stone." Frem J. R. Yeune's Washington letter
in the Star : " Mr. Rufcs E. Suaplet was
here for a few days early in the week, the
guest of General Bingham. The general
took the handsome Rufus all around and
showed him the sights, from the statue of
the dying Tccumseh, in the crypt of the
Capitel, te Den Cameren's highly frescoed
committee room. The ladies thought
Rufus was 'just tee handsome te live,
and the young society men looked en that
cellar of Rufus's with envy. If it is going
te be a matter of beauty and shirt cellar
Geerge Graham will have no show for the
succession of Mr. Hagcrt."
A New Reute.
The directors of the new Baltimore and
Chicago railroad, at Pittsburgh, adopted
what is known as the Wooster route, te
connect Pittsburgh with Chicago Junction,
the friends of that route pledging that
there should be contributed in Ohie
towards the construction of the read
$5,000 per mile, sufficient te grade and
bridge the Una in Ohie, and in addition
thereto a free right of way within sixty
days. The proposed read is 148 miles in
length, and. should it be constructed,
would make another through line from
Baltimore te Chicago, via Pittsburgh,
passing through some of the most pro
ductive counties in Ohie. A committee
was appointed te visit Baltimore te confer
with President Garrett, of the Baltimore
and Ohie railroad company, and also with
the president of the Pittsburgh and Lake
Erie company, te obtain their aid and concurrence.
DKA.TH AND DESTRUCTION.
TEBBTBLE WESTKKN STORK.
A Town Utterly Destroyed.
Marsblleld, Missouri, Swept by tbe Hurricane
and the Klames STenty-Flve Per
sons Reported Killed Heart
The little town of Harshfield, the capi
tal of Webster county, Missouri, situated
about 38 miles northeast of Springfield, en
the St. Leuis and San Francisce railroad,
was almost wholly destroyed by a cyclone
at halt-past six e clock en Sunday evening,
Only fourteen buildings were left standing
llrA anrt this nlpmpnf. p.t
lire, and this clement completed the work
of destruction. The less of life was fear
ful. The latest reports place the number
of killed at 78, and of injured at about
200, out of a population of perhaps little
mere than double that number. The same
cyclone swept along the James river, car
rying ruin in its path, and several persons
are reported te have been killed by it near
Springfield. High winds prevailed through
out Indiana, Illinois and Iowa en Sunday
night and yesterday, and a furious storm
raged en the lakes.
Further dispatches regarding the Marsh
field disaster say that at 6:30 o'clock a
furious hurricane struck the place, and
leveled all that part of the town lying
west of the centre square flat te the ground.
The debris immediately took fire in several
places, and flames could be seen at some
half-dozen points by passengers en the
train. Forty dead bodies had been taken
out, and many mere were supposed te be
buried in the ruins or burned up. There
were also many living still buried in the
debris of the fallen buildings. All the
physicians of the town were killed except
two, and there was great need of doctors
te attend the wounded, of whom it was
said there were some 200.
The train dispatcher at Conway, four
teen miles this side of Marshficld, repot ts
that he arrived there from Springfield at
11 o'clock, and says he found the country
in a terrible condition from Northview,
seren miles west of Marshficld, te the lat
ter point. Trees three feet in diameter
were tern entirely out of the ground, tele
graph poles were twisted off, and every
thing was wrecked. The town of Masrh
iield was demolished, brick as well as
frame buildings being tern down.
" We did net see," he said, " mere than
half a dozen people as we came through
that town. The place seemed deserted.
The doctor and nurses who came te our
train from Springfield, about twenty in
number, went from the station alone te
hunt up the people, there being none te
A relief train was sent from Lebanon te
Marshficld at daylight yesterday morning
with about fifty doctors, nurses and help
ers, and a full supply of previsions, cloth
ing and medical stores, also material for
repairing the telegraph line. The wires
are blown down at different points between
Springfield and Conway, perhaps ten miles
Marshfield presents a terrible scene of
destruction, less than a dozen houses in
the town having escaped unharmed. The
court house and many ether buildings took
fire. At one house two children were
found dead and another badly mangled,
but still alive. The parents could net be
found. In another case a woman was lest
entirely. She seems te have been boldly
carried away. The force of the wind
stripped the bark from trees and lifted
ethers entirely out of the ground. Tele
graph poles and wire were carried hun
dreds of reds into the weeds and tied and
knotted among the limbs of trees as though
they were cotton strings.
Everything possible is being dene te as
sist and succor the wounded, net only at
Marshfield, but at ether places. Physi
cians throughout the country are flecking
te points most injured, and doing all they
can te alleviate the sufferinc Doctors
went from Springfield te the James River
country, six miles south, as well as te
Marshfield, and scores of kind-hearted peo
ple have volunteered as nurses.
Fifty deaths are reported en the James
river, six miles south of Springfield, and a
great many persons are missing. There
are reports that the city of Granby, 100
miles southwest of Springfield was greatly
damagctl : also that Warrcnsburg, en the
Missouri Pacific railroad, sixty-live miles
this side of Kansas City, was badly injured
but tlic reports have net been verified.
At Decatur, La Place, Ottawa, Warren
and Winona, the storm was terrific and
much damage was done.
Recent DUastreus Fires.
A fire in Kcysville, Me., en Sunday, de
stroyed Mackay's hotel, eleven small frame
stores and two dwellings, causing a less of
The forest fires in Cumberland, Atlantic
and Cape May counties, New Jersey, are
still burning fiercely. Reports from along
the Camden and Atlantic railroad yester
day stated that the flames were coursing
en a line outside the towns of Hammon Hammen Hammon
ten, Ellwood and Egg Harber.
The Western file works at Beaver Falls,
Beaver county, Pa., were totally destroyed
by fire, with their stock and machinery,
yesterday morning. The fire is supposed
te have been started by sparks from the
shovel factory. The less is estimated at
$400,000 ; insured for $125,000. Over 200
persons are thrown out of employment.
Free Press in Pennsylvania.
St. Leuis Republican, Dcm.
Public attention in Pennsylvania is occu
pied with the action of Judge Patterson,
of Lancaster, in recently ordering the
names of A. J. Steinman and W. U. Hen
sel struck from the roll of attorneys in his
court, for a "publication out of court re
specting the conduct of the judges." It is
a curious and interesting case. The dis
barred attorneys are editors as well as
attorneys ; they have charge of two papers
in Lancaster, and the offence that brought
dewu upon them the summary visitation
of judicial vengeance was publishing some
criticisms en Judge Patterson's court,
which, from all that we are able te gather,
were as richly deserved as they were severe.
It seems that a person who is an active
and influential local politician had been ar
raigned for keeping a disorderly house.
His counsel informed the associate prose
cuting attorney that "the Snyders were
the best workers in the ward," and the as
sociate reported te his chief that there was
no case against the prisoner. When the
trial came en there was no prosecution
worth mentioning, and the defendant was
acquitted, without an examination of wit
nesses, Judge Patterson, of course, know
ing nothing about the reason. The two
leading papers of Lancaster, one Demo
cratic and the ether Republican, denounced
the whole proceeding, and the prosecuting
attorney brought suits against one el
them for libel. These suits came up for
trial in Judge Patterson's court, and the
testimony showed pretty clearly that the
defendant in the previous case had been
leniently dealt with when he ought te have
been vigorously prosecuted and punished.
Public opinion was se strong that a second
indictment was found against him, but
when it came up for trial Judge Patterson
ruled that the former acquittal entitled the
prisoner te a discharge. This provoked a
fresh criticism from the editors, who
declared that "the last acquittal,
like the first, was secured by a
prostitution of the machinery of justice
te serve the exigencies of the Republican
party, but as all the parties- implicated, as
well as the judges, belong te that party,
the court is Unanimous for once that it
ueedtako.ne cognizance of the imposition
practiced upon it and the disgrace attach
ing te it." This was very strong lan
guage, it must be admitted, but it seems
te have been a case where such language
was called for, as there had been, in the I
estimation of the community, a prestitu
tien of tbe machinery of justice in Judge
Patterson's court which he refused te take
cognizance of. One would think it was
his duty te call the prosecuting attorney te
a reckoning, instead of disbarring these
who had exposed his crime.
LiATtST NEWS BY MAIL.
Ne news has yet been received of the
missing training-ship Atalanta.
, The track of the Central Pacific rail
road through the mountains is clcaicd,
and trains are new running through.
A large number of horses belonging te
leading stables have arrived at Nashville
te take part in the races, which begin en
A little boy named Ceker, residing at
Reswell, Ga., yesterday, struck his brother
en the head with a stone, supposing it te
be a clod of dirt, and killed him.
. The obelisk which was ordered by Queen
Victeria te be erected en the spot where
the prince imperial fell in Zululand has
been put in position.
An old farmer named Ashbrook was shot
and killed at Jacksonville, en Sunday by
some fisherman who was trespassing en
In Lewis county, W. V:u, a man named
nefner was shot by an unknown person
while sitting en his perch, and a man
named Shreve has since been found dead
in a fence corner. The citizens are talking
of forming a vigilance committee.
The examination into the outrage com
mitted en Cadet Whittaker was continued
yesterday. Superintendent Gayler, of the
New Yerk posteffice, testified as an expert
that he had identified a resemblance in the
writing of one of the cadets te that of the
warning note sent Whittaker. The name
of the cadet has net been disclosed.
Other witnesses were examined, but noth
ing important was disclosed.
The body of a man was feuud in the
North river yesterday morning, near the
old tobacco warehouses, at the feet of Six
teenth street, Jersey City. The man was
apparently a German, and had full black
beard and hair, was about 40 years of age
and 5 feet 6 inches in height. The enly
clothing en the body was a pair of gaiters
and a pair of white socks. The body had
been in the water for about ten days.
Yesterday morning the body of a man
named Englehart was found in the river en
the Seuth Side, Pittsburgh.
The Democratic county convention of
Union county elected lien. A. H. Dill,
senatorial and Daniel Cox representative
delegate te the next State convention.
Themas McLaughlin was killed, and
Themas Linski seriously injured, by a fall
of coal in the Pennsylvania coal company's
shaft Ne. lOatPittsten.
William Fuhner, 15 years old, was
caught in machinery at Jehnsen's mill,
Amber and Huntingdon streets, Philadel
phia, and killed.
The Mauch Chunk Democrat says it is
for Tilden, but it wants an uninstructed
and unhampered delegation te the national
A. II. Cofl'reth, sr., and Charles P.
Fisher have been selected te represent
Somerset county in the Democratic state
By an untimely blast oxplosien at Sieg
fried's bridge, in the quarry of the Allen
Cement company, a man earned Shindler
was killed and Kutz wounded.
The gale of wind which swept ever a
section of the oil field en Friday evening,
demolished ever sixty rigs and caused the
death of Frank Hitchcock by the fall of a
Lizzie Pyle, the young woman who was
abducted by or eloped with a married man
living near Mess Side, Pa., in the early
part of last week, has been captured and
is new in the jail at Grcensburg, where she
will await the action of the authorities.
The picnic, in the Beaver Valley, of th
iron and steel workers will be an even
worth remembering. Mr. Blaine premises
te be present with a speech, and of ceursa
all the iron masters who can will be there
On Saturday the animals belonging te
the Castle Shannen zoological garden, at
Pittsburgh, were removed te be placed in
the circus of Rebert Stickney. One large
monkey made an attack upon a showman
named Frizzle, and bit and clawed him
Themas Kliak, a grocer of Ne. 3136
Market street, Philadelphia, disappeared,
and almost the same time Mrs. Beck, the
wife of a saloon keeper en Market street,
was also missing. .Putting this and that
together the deserted wife and husband of
the absent pair, together with their
friends, came te the conclusion that the
couple had absconded together and that
they were well en their way te San Fran Fran
ciseo with about $4,000.
Pledging Liquor Sellers.
Judge Juukin, of Perry county, believes
he has some discretion in the matter of
granting tavern licenses te sell intoxicating
liquors, and in the holding of landlords te
a strict accountability for the abuse et
their licenses. He is also one of the most
humorous of judges in the state, and at
the court last week he made all applicants
te whom license had been granted take the
" pledge " in the following form :
In the Court of Quarter Session of Ferry
Whereas, It has been discovered that
many persons of known intemperate habits,
and te whom liquor is refused at the bars
of the retailers, are provided with intoxi
cating drink by men of sober habits pro
curing it at the bars of the retailers in
bottle, and then selling it again te these te
whom it has been refused :
And Whereas, Se long as this is done,
it is impossible te prevent drunkenness ;
And Whereas, I have applied te the
court of quarter sessions, of Perry county,
for license, etc., te sell intoxicating liquors
which was granted upon condition that I
would solemnly bind myself in writing, as
fellows, namely, that I would net sell
intoxicating liquors by the bottle te any
person within the range of my acquaint
ance, unless that I knew him te be a man
of known integrity, and incapable from
his character as a man and a citizen, of
cither giving or selling such liquor te such
persons as by law I Jam forbidden te sell
across my own bar. And I agree that if it
is proved that I have violated this written
pledge, the court may revoke the license
se granted as aforesaid without proof of
any ether cause for se doing.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set
my hand this 12th day of April, 1880."
The first man called was Benjamin Rit-
ter, of Loysville, the big landlord of Perry
county, and the judge told him he kept
one ei tne best hotels in the county, and
that was the reason he called him first. All
the landlords, against whom there were no
remenstrances, signed the paper.
Johu-Reth Found Dead in a Field.
Yesterday morning about 10 o'clock,
Jehn Rellin, who resided in West Earl
township, near Brownstown, died very
suddenly. He had been at work spread
ing lime en a field some distance from the
house, and, complaining of feeling ill, he
started for home. He was net seen for a
short time' and upon search being made
he was found lying dead in a field between
the place where he had been working and
the house. Deputy Corener Warner held
an inquest en the body and the jury found
a verdict of " death from rheumatism of
the heart." Deceased was a married man
and leaves a family.
Th Second Visit te Lancaster.
Last evening the McGibeny family ap
peared in the opera house te a very large
audience, who gave them a very warm re
ception after their absence. The enter
tainment was excellent throughout and
almost every piece was encored. The pro pre
gramme included the character sketch en
titled " The Best Old Man Alive," which
was given by Master Victer and his
little sister Florence. They were both at
tired as old people and the act pleased all,
especially the young folks in the audience.
The popular "Peek-a-Boe" was also given
with decided success. This family is
really wonderful. The children are all
fine musicians and they seem te be im
proving greatly. Their engagement here
continues two mere nights and the opera
heuse will doubtless be packed at each per
formance, as a better entertainment of the
kind is net given here.
Te-morrow evening the little band, com
posed of the members of the McGibeny
family, Clcmmens's City band and the Citi
zens' band, will give an illuminated street
parade from the Pennsylvania depot te
the opera house. Te-morrow afternoon a
matinee will be given at 2 o'clock.
Plant Clab Last Evening.
All the scats were occupied and a goodly
number of persons present were compelled
te stand. The brief review of the first
chapters in the text book being disposed
of with a half dozen questions which Mr.
Burrewcs, the leader of the class, had
placed upon the blackboard, the next fea
ture of the evening was the analysis of the
Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursapasteris)
of the mustard family. This plant is
said te be one of the two most widely dis
tributed throughout the world. Each
member of the class was requested te
write out the analysis five times se as te
become mere familiar with it.
The special subject of the evening was
"The Seed," which was presented by Mr.
J. P. McCaskey, who illustrated his paper
with seeds of various kinds, from the cocoa
nut as it appears when taken from the
tree, the largest of all seeds, te some that
were se small that their forms could only
be seen under microscope magnifying fifty
and eighty diameters. Twe instruments
belonging te the Microscepical society
were handled skillfully by Mr. E. W. Mo Me
Caskcy in these illustrations. A box of
plauts had also been sprouted te show the
growth from the seed of the squash,
pumpkin, melon, pea, Indian corn, etc.,
all but the last being seeds containing two
catzlcdens. Almonds and ether seeds that
had been previously soaked in water were
distributed te the class for examination of
embryo and albumen. A Bet of fine charts
was also used in illustration of this very
interesting subject. The paper appointed
for next meeting of the club will be read
by Miss Marie Kemp. Her subject will be
And new it is denied that Robinson,
the Honeybrook thief, has absconded.
The West Chester Village Recerd records
the death of a mule. This fact, if it be a
fact, disproves a very generally prevailing
opinion that mules never die.
Albert Jenes, aged 23 years, an employee
iu an iron ere mine near Topton, Berks
county, was accidentally killed in the mine
en Saturday. His parents reside at Jones
town, Lebanon county, te which place the
body was sent.
The thieves and burglars who committed
burglaries and larcenies at Glatfcltcr's sta
tion and ether points in Yerk county were
sentenced yesterday. Jack Bosten, Jehn
Kelley and James Daily received thirteen
years imprisonment each in the peniten
tiary, and Jeseph Munley nine years.
"Did you sell anything?" asked the
proprietor of his clerk, as the deer closed
en the retreating form of a shopper.
"Well," said the clerk. "I wanted him
te take these beets, and, you see, they are
half-soled." Proprietor fall in a faint,
gasping for a glass of water. The-clerk
brings hiin two.
Mrs. "Chutty " Merritt, a colored woman
who resides with her daughter at Ne. 116
Neith Tenth street, Reading, claims te be
107 years of age. She has resided all her
lifctime in Reading and vicinity. Her
husband died fifty years age. An elder
sister, Mrs. Parthenia Ress, died at the
advanced age of 103 years. Mrs. Merritt
had seven children three sons and four
daughters only one of whom is living, a
daughter with whom she resides, and who
is 69 years of age.
Death of Dr. Isaac Breneiser.
Dr. Isaac Breneiser died en Saturday
at the residence of his son-in-law,
Samuel Ebc, Ne. 934 Elm street,
Reading, in the 78th year of his
age. The deceased was born in Hinkle
town, Lancaster county, and was the next
te the youngest of nine children, all of
whom are dead excepting the youngest,
Mrs. Isaac Fetter, who resides at Hinkle
town, and is 75 years of age. His eldest
sister, Mrs. Jehn Garman, died in Penn
ville, Lancaster county, en the 20th of April
last, in her 93d year, and nine
days thereafter his brother David
died in Springfield, Ohie, in his 82d year,
and all his ether brothers and sisters, died
at an advanced age. Deceased read medi
cine in the office of Dr. Winter, in Ilinklc Ilinklc
tewn, and in 1825 he located in Adams
town, Lancaster county, where he prac
ticed medicine forty-seven years. Eight
years age he concluded te retire from busi
ness and came te Reading, where he re
sided ever since. In 1828 he married Miss
Magdalena Bicker, at ninkletewn, whose
father died at the age of 93 years, and she
died 10 years age.
Messrs. II. Z. Rhoads & Bre. have
placed a handsome eight-day clock in the
old Mennonite church, corner of East
Chestnut and Sherman streets, as a dena
tien te that congregation.
Sale of Real Estate.
Henry Shubcrt, auctioneer, sold at pub
lic sale last evening at the Leepard hotel,
the property belonging te Barbara War
ner, situated en the north side of East
Walnut street, Ne. 709, te Abraham Hirsh
Samuel Shertz, of Paradise, who was re
ported missing yesterday, has returned- te
his home, where he new is alive, and well,
and has no idea of drowning himself.
Jehn C. Lichty, residing en Grant street,
had the index finger of his left hand badly
crushed by being caught in a punching
machine at the Penn iron works yestcr- I
COTJBT OW QUARTER SESSIONS.
Deglnalng of the April Term.
Monday Afternoon. The case of Geerge
Ream, against whom the grand jury found
a true bill, for fornication and bastardy,
was continued until next court en account
of the absence of a material witness.
The case of the cem'th vs. Benjamin
Biehl, felonious assault and battery, was
Dr. Oliver Reland testified as te the na
ture of the wounds inflicted en Butler.
Witness dressed the wounds and accom
panied Butler te his home where he made
a mere careful examination of them. The
end of Butler's nose was cut almost en
tirely off; the top of his right ear was al
most dissevered ; two long gashes, one of
them five inches long, were en the back of
his head, and another across the back part
of the ear; he was bitten in the cheek, the
prints of five or six teeth being visible ;
his hands were also badly cut and his eyes
were blackened. Butler was confined te
his room several days and te the house
one or two weeks.
Fer the defensc Davis Kitch, jr., was
called. Sc testified that he heard the
rumpus while he was feeding the horses,
near Trewitz's saloon ; he jumped ever into
the let and saw Biehl and a man he did
net knew (Butler) fighting ; he saw the
man strike Biehl in the yard before Biehl
used the razor en him ; the jnan had called
Biehl foul names and rushed toward him ;
did net see the commencement of the
Frank Deman testified that he was at
Trewitz's; Butler and Biehl had some
words, and then get te fighting ; Butler
get the best of it ; he then went into the
yard ; Biehl followed him and the men
fought again, Butler striking the first
blew ; did net sec the cutting.
Jehn Shread was at Trewitz's and heard
Butler and Biehl disputing ; the lie was
given and then they get te fighting ; did
net see the cutting in the yard, but saw
Butler running out of the yard; didn't
knew he was cut till he (witness) was ar
rested. Jacob Smith, sworn : Did net see the
commencement of the fight ; saw Biehl
lying en the fleer and Butler en top of
him ; did net see the fight in the yard.
Benjamin Biehl, defendant, sworn : The
dispute commenced while Butler and wit
ness were talking about California ; wit
ness said he did net behave Butler had
never been in San Francisce ; Butler said he
was a liar, and that witness dare net take
it up. They then fought as ether witness
testified ; witness did net fellow Butler in
to the yard with the intention of renew
ing the fight ; Butler attacked him in the
yard, get him down, and then witucss drew
the razor and slashed it around ; don't
knew whether cut him or net;
after Butler had left Trewitz's he accom
panied Owens, Blair, Shread and ethers te
Butler's bearding heuse en Orange street,
but did net go there for the purpose of re
newing the fight, nor breaking into the
After argument by the counsel and a
charge by Judge Livingston, the case was
given te the jury, and after being out an
hour the jury returned a verdict of guilty
of cutting, &c, but net guilty of the
felony. Sentence deferred.
Commonwealth vs. Jehn Drachbar, Jehn
H. Shread, Benjamin Biehl, Swartz
and Benjamin Owens, riot. The com
menwealth examined a number of wit
nesses, whose testimony was te the effect
that after the fight at Trewitz's, as de
scribed in the foregoing case, the defen
dants marched te the residence of Mrs
Henry Aucamp, East Orange street, near
Plum, where Claude Butler bearded, and
behaved in a threatening and tumultuous
manner, some of them threatening te
kick in the deer and kill Butler. Mrs. Au
camp became alarmed, locked the doers.
closed the shutters and sent for a police
man, but by the time he arrived the dis
turbance was ever. Nene of the witnesses
saw any blows struck nor any overt act
committed, though threats were made
At this point the district attorney aban
doned the case, and the court instructed
the jury te bring in a verdict of net guilty,
the accused having been guilty net of riot,
but of disorderly conduct.
Commonwealth "vs. J. M. Eckert, receiv
ing stolen goods. The indictment charged
the defendant, who was proprietor of a
hotel at Kinzcr's station, with having re
ceived seven turkeys, the property of
Jeseph Nelsen, knowing the same te be
stolen. Mr. Nelsen testified that about
the 20th of November last the turkeys
were stolen from him. He tracked the
thieves te defendant's tavern, and en
making an examination of the premises
found the turkeys confined in a poultry
house en the premises. Mr. Eckert was
net at home when this discovery was made.
A search warrant was issued by Squire
Slaymaker, and served en Mr. Eckert and
all the stolen property was recovered ex
cept one "gobbler" which had been wen
at a sheeting-match at Eckert's and car
ried off by the winner Mr. Eckert freely
returned the stolen property when Mr.
Nelsen made affidavit that it belonged te
Fer the defense defendant was called and
testified that he bought the turkeys from
a huckster, who had been two or three
times previously at his house, and whom
ha knew by the name of "Shorty," and
whom he believed te live near Ceatcsville ;
he paid "Shorty" sixty cents apiece for the
turkeys, all of them being small except
one ; at that time Mr. Eckert had about
twenty boarders, and was besides about
giving a sheeting match ; he depended
largely en the hucksters for his supply of
previsions ; had no idea that the turkeys
were stolen when he bought them ;
"Shorty"told him he get the turkeys from
" the old man, " his father.
Defendant's testimony as te the purchase
of the turkeys was corroborated by one or
two ether witnesses who were present
when he bought them.
A number of reputable gentlemen, neigh
bors of defendant, who have known him
for years, were called and testified te his
excellent character. The case was net
concluded when court adjourned.
The grand jury returned the following
True Bills. Wilsen Walters, Jacob
Wahl, Reuben Kise, Wesley Bitner and
Geerge Wahl, all for malicious mischief ;
Geerge Wahl and Milten Shultz for feloni
ous assault and battery ; Bernard Shill,
two cases of burglary and ene of lar
ceny.. Ignored. Geerge Wahl, malicious mis
chief, with Benjamin Shultz, prosecutor,
for costs ; Themas Roenan, assault and
battery, with Rebert Welsh, prosecutor,
Tuetday Morning. The "ase of the com
monwealth vs. J. M. Eckert, indicted for
receiving stolen goods, was resumed. A
number of witnesses testified te the geed
character of the defendant for honesty and
integrity. After argument by counsel and
a charge te the jury by Judge Livingston,
the jury rendered a -erdict of net guilty
without leaving the box.
Commonwealth vs. Gee. Wahl, Jehn
Wahl, Wesley Bitner, Wm. Walters and
Reuben Kise, indicted for malicious mis
chief. Geerge Wahl is' supervisor of the ,
borough of Washington, and the ether de-
fendants were employed by him as assist
ants. It appears that a re-survey of the
street lines had been made by order of the
borough council, and they gave notice te
property owners te set back their fences te
the line designated. Benj. SbulU, whose
fence was about two and one-half feet out
of line, refused te remove his fence, and
it was pulled down by the supervisor ;
Shultz rebuilt the fence in November last
and en the 2d day of November, Geerge
Wahl and the ether defendants came wilh
axes and cut down about 40 feet of the
fence, only dcaistiug when Mr. Shultz and
his brother ordered them te de se. Mr.
Shultz testified that his fence was en the
original line of the borough, that it had
been there perhaps fifty years ; he pr
duced an old map of the borough te preve
this. The feuce destroyed was worth
$3 60 or mere.
Fer the defence it was shown that
private property owners had been en
creaching en the public highways for
years ; that a rc-survey was ordered by
council and thceriginal lines were restored ;
that the re-survey made by Dr. Geerke
showed that Shultz's fence encroached 21
feet en the street line. Dr. Ceerke's sur
vey was based en the original plan of the
town and the deeds of the several property
owners. Dr. Gocrke's plan was submitted
in evidence as also the resolutions passed
by the borough council adopting Dr.
Gecrke's plan and directing property
owners te conform their fences te it. On
The grand jury returned the following
True bills James McClunc, larceny ;
Smith Graham, malicious mischief; Samuel
Jehnsen, malicious mischief ; Seilia John John Jehn
eon, malicious mischief; Jehn Walledgc,
felonious assault and battery, two charges.
Ignored James McClune, larceny ;
Frank G. Wadlcy, assault and battery,
county for cost ; Thes. Padcn, larceny.
V.j tlie TTcstiniiiKter Presbytery.
This body met in the Prisbyti'rian
church of this city this morning. Rev.
W. C. Alexander presided and the follow
ing members were present : Revs. Dr.
Stewart, of Union ; J. Y. Mitchell, city ;
W. B. Brown, Mount Jey ; Jehn McCoy,
Columbia ; V. C. Alexander, Pequca ; W.
C. Cairncs, Middle Oetorare ; W. L. Led
with, Bellevue ; E. S. Heany, Strasburg ; J.
McElmeylc, Marietta. Elders, Jehn A.
Alexander, Union ; Jehn A. Patterson,
Denegal ; Solemon Martin, Pequca, and
Hen. D. W. Patterson, city.
The Bridclls case being taken up, ac
cording te the book of discipline of the
church, a number of witnesses were heard
and when the hearing was concluded, a
committee was appointed, who presented
the following, which was unanimously
The presbytery of Westminister have
judicially heard the case of Rev. W. J.
Bridclls and h:ve determined te sustain
the first and the third charges tabled
against him by the committee of prosecu
tion, namely: charges of drunkenness and
falsehood. In coming te this conclusion
the presbytery call te mind the sacrifice
this man made in early life iu his entrance
upon the ministry and would fn in hope that
this sad fall might possibly be owing, as
has been suggested by some of his friends,
te aberration of mind. Nevertheless the
facts compel the presbytery te the
aforesaid determination, and therefore
the painful duty devolves upon them
of deposing him from the gospel ministry,
and excommunicating him from thechurcli.
Your committee, therefore, recommend the
Jiesehed, That the Rev. W. J. Bridclls, a
member of this presbytery, be and hereby
is deposed from the gospel ministry.
Jiesehed, That the Rev. W. J. Bridclls lie
and hereby is excommunicated from the
visible church of Jesus Christ.
Adjourned with prayer.
Mills Started np Again.
A special dispatch te the Times from
Columbia says : "The Susquehanna roll
ing mill of this place, which, for reasons
stated in the Times, shut down, will re
sume operations en Wednesday. The
puddlcrs have gracefully accepted the situ
ation and will go te work at $5.25 per ten,
or $1 less than they received before the
shut-down. A corresponding reduction
will be made in wages paid bcaters,relIers,
helpers and ether employees of the mill.
At the Shawnee mill the situation is im
proving, with a prospect of an early re
sumption. The fires will, in all proba
bility, be lit next week and the men re
quired te work but five heat terms. It
will be started with hew men, as mere
than one-half of the old force have quit the
Last evening was the time set for the
opening of bids for the furnishing of plug
cases te the city. A. C. Welchans was
the only bidder, and the contract was
awarded te him. He will furnish the
cases at 3 cents per pound.
The proposal for digging 400 yards of
trenching en Derwart street were opened
last evening, and the bids were as foIIewF,
per yard :
Henry Shaub 17 cents CO cents.
Geerge Wolf. 17 " CO "
Themas Madden... 20 " 40 "
Geerge Smith 13 " 80 "
The contract was awarded te Mr. Smith.
There is very little rock in the work.
Harry C. Biggs, jr., formerly in the
employ of Flinn & Breneraan, left this
afternoon for Alteena te accept a position
in the plumbing department of the Penn -sylvania
Hugh Tener and Vincent McGonigle.
two types, left for the far.West at 2:10 this
afternoon. They have net definitely set
tled where they will locate.
Ed. S. Gelwicks, a member of the Vigi
lant hook and ladder company of Cham
bersburg, whose guests the Empire will be
en their visit te that place, stepped ever in
Lancaster last night en his way te Phila
delphia, and he was taken in charge by
the Empire boys who showed him around.
A little fellow, net mere than three or
four years of age, was picked up ou the
street te-day and taken first te the mayor's
office and then te the station house, where
he awaits his parents.