Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, May 03, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster fntelltgencer.
Why They Are Pleased.
The Democratic organs are mere tickled
ever the results of the Pennsylvania con
vention than a married couple is ever the
first baby. Neie Yerk Tribune.
It is very much that way they are feel
ing,as is evident from the extracts which
we re-publish en our first page te-day.
And they have geed right te feel in a
jubilant frame of mind. The hopes of
the Republicans and the apprehensions
of the Democrats were that the state
convention would be a slaughter of the
the best interests of Pennsylvania Dem
ecracy for years te come. Lecal feuds
were carried thither from every quarter
of the state, te be thrown into the gener
al contest, and fuel for the flames was
borne by small politicians who marshall
ed their petty rilries under the oppos
ing banners of greater men. Every
question of principle, every dis
puted seat, all the state and na
tional candidates were te be hotly con
tested, and en whatever side the accident
of victory might turn there were te be
heartburnings and bitternesses and divi
sion left in tlie wake.
Hew different the issue from all these
anticipations ! Peace with honor has
been wen, by si compromise of difficulties
that required no surrender of principle,
no abatement of true Democratic posi
tion. In fact men are just beginning te
realize, after all, hew little there was te
quarrel about and what hair-lines kept
them apart. The barriers of contending
factions in this state were only cobwebs.
"When Messrs. Speer and Dill and
Mutchler, selected by one side, met in
conference with Messrs. Jenks and
Stenger and Gibsen from the ether side,
they were quite able te come te a unani
mous conclusion upon every point sub
mitted. Se their work meets with hearty
ratification in every quarter of the state,
and party disputes are being wiped out
as'with a sponge. Here and there some
het head who is guided by prejudice and
net by principle, and who esteems fac
tional aggrandizement above party suc
cess, will bring home from the state
convention the disputes which it settled,
but such people will only take rope
enough te hang themselves, and their ef
forts te fan into life ashes that arc dead
and cold, will only expose their own ri
diculousness. There is nothing in the character of
the delegation te Cincinnati which af
fords either of the late factions opportu
nity te claim or take advantage of the
oilier, if either was se disposed. Mr.
"Wallace is reported te have said that lie
will net cease te exert himself te have
the Keystone state make a creditable
exhibition of itself at Cincinnati. Mr.
"W. L. Scott is reported te have claimed
40 of the delegation as Tilden men. Te
both of these gentlemen, representing
diverse interests, it may be said that the
delegation is quite able te take care of
itself. It was selected in that view. It
is composed of independent men.
"We doubt if half of them are commit
ted te any special candidate and Ave be
lieve the whole of them will at the proper
time sacrifice their own personal
preferences te the party geed,
and will be willing te impress
upon the national convention just
such a policy of wisdom and harmo
ny as prevailed at Harrisburg. The
adoption of that policy has made the
Pennsylvania Democracy the standard
bearer of the national party, and will
give her delegation at Cincinnati the
first place of power.
Republican Rottenness.
The Republican party of the state has
delivered itself into the hands of its po
litical enemy by the pardon of Kemble.
It is se clearly the work of the chiefs of
that party, and is se distinctly the re
ward of the political services of Kemble
and the men behind him, who arc great
er than he. that the whole responsibility
and the whole condemnation for the act
of the pardon beard and the governor
fall upon the Republican party. The
Democratic party is clear and clean of it.
This may be only its geed fortune. It
may be that its leaders similiarly tempt
ed would have similarly yielded ; for it
is as dangerous te place implicit trust in
politicians as it is in princes. There is
no hanging blindly te their coat tails if
you have a soul te save or a reputation
you would cherish. "We vouch for no
man's irrefragable strength in the
moment of political temptation, for most
of them will fall. Democratic leaders
often get weak in the knees in matters of
political principle, and we have had an
excellent illustration of that in the way
se many of them followed after false
gods in the greenback issue. Even that
sturdy oak, Senater Thurman, fell by the
wayside, and new finds himself out of
leadership of the host which marches en
solidly once mere te the hard money
tune that Jacksen set it. Our leaders
often get us into trouble by their bad
judgment, but it is net often that they
disgrace us with such infamous records
as that just made at Harrisburg for the
Republican party. That is the fruit of
the party's rottenness. The party lead
ers came te Kemble's assistance because
they were as deep in the mud as he was
in the mire and they had no choice, te
save themselves.
"We believe that the correspondent of
the New Yerk Sun is entirely right when
he says that that the Pennsylvania dele
gation " te Cincinnati is an independ
ent one from top te bottom. The Tilden
element in it is the most pronounced, al
though it is probably net a full third ;"
and Mr. Tilden's supporters are net as
numerous in it as Mr. Randall's friends.
" But the delegation is under nobody's
control ; the defeat of the unit rule was
intended for notice that it should net be.
It is net for Tilden, Hancock or Randall,
but for the man who can poll the most
votes against Grant, and it will leek out
that man from the list of candidates
with the utmost caution, and with re
gard only te two qualiflcatieni a pure
article of Democracy and manifest avail
ability." It will most likely be " a mere
harmonious body without the coercive
unit rule than it would have been with
Reading's new afternoon daily paper,
the Neves, made its appearance en Satur
day. In typographical appearance it is
quite attractive, its news columns are
filled with accurate reports of current
events, the field of local happenings is
carefully gleaned.the literary department
that is a part of every well-regulated
newspaper is net neglected, whilst the
editorial columns give evidence of
ability and energy and Democracy
of the aggressive quality characteristic
of the sturdy yeomanry of " alt Berks."
Mr. "W. II. Vandeubilt, wife and two
children sailed en Saturday for Europe.
Dr. Samuel CiierriN, a distinguished
New Orleans surgeon, died last night o e
pneumonia, after three days' illness.
In the village of Stillwater, Me., en the
24th of April, Capt. J. R. Blen, a dashing
young calvary officer of the war of 1812,
new 87 years of age, has led Miss M. C.
Jehnsen, a blushing bride of Ge, te the
Senators Ceukling, Edmunds, Blaine
and Thurman are never in their seats at
prayers. Senators Coke, Slater, Blair,
Saunders, McMillan, Kirkwood, Dawes
and Cameren, of Wisconsin, are, in fact,
the only prompt ones.
Jee Smith, son of the original Jee
Smith, yesterday dedicated a Church of
Latter Day Saints, or Jee Smith Mormons,
as sometimes called, at Hall Ne. 6, 19
"West Lake street, Chicago. This is the
first regular church of this sect in Chi
cago. Dr. J. C. Gatciikll celebrated his birth
day en Saturday. He was in town and
was attired in his famous claw-hammer
coat and white vest. His face was covered
with smiles and he did considerable work
among the politicians. He is net at all
confident of his re-election, but thinks his
record is as geed as that of any man who
ever went from this county te the Legis
lature. It turns out that the Texas delegation te
the Cincinnati convention, heretofore re
ported solid for Hancock, is divided and
that at least two of the delegates are for
Bayard. Ex-Congressman Jehn Han
cock, a delegate, writes : "What iniluencc
I may have will be directed te the nemina
tien of Bayard as our best chance te de
feat Gen. Grant." Ex-Governer Stock-
dale, also one of the delegates, is an enthu
siastic Bayard man.
In his letter resigning the Pennsylvania
railroad presidency Cel. Tiies. A. Scott
says he is impelled te take this step " he
cause I am assured by my physician that
it is indispensable te a possible restoration
of my health that I should be relived from
the cares and responsibilities inseparable
from the position. lie further says :
" I need net say with what keen regret
I sever relations- which have extended
through nearly two-thirds of my life, and
which have associated with them the most
gratifying recollections of faithful support
and adherents te the interests
of the company en the part of
these in every department of the service
with whom they have been officially or
otherwise connected." In conclusion he
expresses great confidence in the succeed
ing management.
The New Era has no candidate for dis
trict attorney, but the Heg Ringers have
at least three.
TnuiiMAN delegates te the Ohie Demo
cratic convention were Ciiesen in many
counties of that state en Thursday.
The Maner statesman wants te go back
te the Legislature. It is a great wonder
that he dees net want te get Heir Smith's
Ames II. Mylin lives in the country, but
he comes te all the balls in the city and
his friend, Temmy Cochran, shows him
"William I). "Weaveii is tee slew for his
experienced opponents in the district at
torney fight, but his enthusiastic friends'
think he can carry two townships.
Jehnsen has been doing big work of
late, and if Adam Eberly docs net watch
he will be beaten. Adam had the Exami
ner solid last night yet.
The Baltimore Gazette, which some
months age reduced its price from two
cents per copy te one cent, has been com
pelled by the heavy advance in paper te
return te its original rate.
Roijesen will net be able te control the
New Jersey Republican convention for
Grant, and he has been beaten, horse, feet
and dragoons, in the preliminary skirmish.
Blaine will sweep the decks, with Wash
burnc next, then Grant and Edmunds, and
lastly, a faint trace of the Sherman boom.
The men who "elected" Jehn A. Bor Ber
ing mayor of Lancaster are new running
Ames H. Mylin for senator in the lower
district. Mr. Mylin will in all probability
have a bigger fight than he had two years
age, as some of the "boys" who make
the noise are going for the soldier candi
date. Fkedekick Douglass indignantly denies
the truth of the report that he had
premised te solicit Governer Cernell, of
New Yerk, te commute the sentence of
Chastine Cox. He says Cox is a cold celd cold
beooded murderer if there ever was one,
and that he richly merits hanging. He
insists that all he asks for the colored man
is fair play.
The Pittsburgh Dispatch, a Republican
paper, speaking of the Kemble, pardon
says : " It is idle te criticize this infam
ous act of officials representing the domi
nant party in a great state. Its every
phase is patent te any one who reads. Net
a repulsive feature of it but stands out in
bold relief. The effect upon the party is a
trivial consideration, It would seem that
the moral sense of the public must crush
any party whose representatives could en
gage in such a bold and unblushing at
tempt te thwart the operation of the law
but this is foreign te the principle involved.
The sum of the whole transaction is that
crime has triumphed ever the state govern
ment." Catherine Slattcry died at New Yerk en
Friday night from injuries received at the
hands of her husband, Michael Slattery,
who threw her down stairs en the 23d ultimo
during a drunken quarrel. The husband
is in custody.
Cattle are perishing in parts of Greys
borough county, Neva Scotia, fodder be
ing very scarce.
A fire in the office of Olcott & King,
lawyers at Albany, N. Y., in the State
bank building, caused a less of $3,000.
Patrick Feley, aged 18, who threw a
stone at some boys and struck Margaret
O'Toele, aged 5, killing her, will be tried
for homicide.
Frem the 12th of November last te
April 28 a firm at Belleville, Ont., has
shipped te England 15,224 cattle and 4,201
sheep, valued at $1,700,000.
The posteffice at Paw Paw, Mich., was
entered en Friday night by burglars, the
safe blown open and $1,000 in stamps and
currency taken.
Crep reports from Alabama are te the
effect that all the growing crops are sev
eral weeks- behind last year, and the
weather is still unfavorable.
A fire at Omaha en Saturday morning
destroyed a block of stores en Tenth street
north of the Union Pacific railroad track,
involving a less of $20,000.
There were snow squalls along the
Hudsen river at Garrison's, N. Y., en Sat
urday. The Catskills are covered with
snow, and ice formed en the farms in the
The convention of the Southern Baptist
church of the United States will meet at
Lexington, Ky., en Wednesday. Already
ever 700 delegates have secured accommo
dations. Adam Waggoner, an old man, living en
a farm in Lallia county O., was shot and
killed in his field en Saturday by his nephew
Phillip "Waggoner. They had quarreled
about- some land. The murderer escaped.
A fire in the basement of French, Petter
& Wilsen's glassware, china and crockery
store, at Chicago, en Saturday, damaged
the stock $10,000 and the building $1,000,
which is covered by insurance, mostly in
Eastern companies.
Henry Leng, who was fatally shot by a
mob at Esquire Bosten's elfce, at Blue
River township, Harrison county, Indiana,
last Tuesday, was buried yesterday after
noon. He made a dying statement, nam
ing his murderer and eleven ethers in the
mob, all of whom will be arrested.
Baseball en Saturday : Providence
Providence 8, Bosten 0. Cincinnati Chi
cage 4, Cincinnati 3. Cleveland Buffalo
7, Cleveland 4. Albany Albany 4, Na
tienal 4: eleven innings. Worcester
Worcester 13, Trey 1. Princeton Prince
ten University 14, Lafayette College 1.
Edward Kennedy, a sailor, shot and
killed Mrs. Nellie Stokes, aged 19, at New
Yerk, en Saturday evening, because she
had repeatedly refused te inarry him, and
then shot himself, but will recover. Mrs.
Stokes was bearding with an aunt, having
disagreed with and left her husband,
Geerge Stokes, a lithographer.
Leuis M. Nebingcr, said te be from
Virginia, was hanged at Gainesville, Texas
en J?riuay for murdering Willis Uluic.
Beth had courted the same lady, but Cline
married her. and a month alter the mar
riage, while Cline and his wife lay asleep
en a perch, Cline was shot dead, his head
being blown te pieces.
A wealthy farmer, named Miner, living
near Jonesborough. Ind., who had been
adjudged insane, but net confined, became
jealous of a peer neighbor named Jehnsen.
On Friday evening they met and quarrel
ed, and Miner cut Jehnsen's threat with a
razor, killing him en the spot. The lunatic
then took te the weeds with a bottle of
strychnine, but seems net te have used the
drug, as his body was found en Saturday
with the threat cut by the same razor that
killed his victim.
Posteffices were established in this sta te
last week at Sis, in Fulton county, and
Stanhope, in Schuylkill county.
Ann Eliza Arneld committed suicide by
hanging herself te her bedpost, near
Cerry en Saturday. Her brother hanged
himself in the same room several years
Without doubt Vice President Roberts
will succeed Cel. Scott as president of the
Pennsylvania railroad company, and Mr.
Cassatt will succeed te the first vice presi
dency. Judge Elcock has granted a motion for
a new trial in the case of Theodere J. Mc
Gurk, convicted last winter of having
murdered James Neads, colored porter in
White's dental establishment,PhiIadclphia,
fifteen years age. The defense in the new
trial will be insanity.
The seventy-two-hour walking match in
Philadelphia ended en Saturday night.
The walkers were te go-twelve hours
a day for six days. Albert wen it, making
412 miles. He get $100 and a geld watch,
besides the scventy-two-heur champion
ship, as the best previous record was
385 1-9 miles.
The Adams county Republicans have
had the largest meeting for years. Reso
lutions were carried by a vote of 24 te 2
requesting the district delegates te Chi
cago te vote for Blaine. Cumberland and
Yerk counties, which with Adams com
prise the district, have already declared
for Blaine.
The Curtin-Yocum case, it is said, will
certainly be brought up in the Heuse en
Tuesday. Speaker Randall is using his
influence te that effect, and has assured
Mr. Beltzhoevcr, who has the case in
charge, that it will be considered en that
day. It is doubtful whether Curtin will
get his seat, the chances being that he will
be defeated. It is stated that Curtin will
again be a candidate for election te Con
gress in his district, whether he is success
ful or net in this contest.
l'attcmen, X. J., the Scene of a Murder-
Infuriated Meb.
As often as the first May Sunday comes
around the German singing societies of
Paterson climb a mountain overlooking the
town te greet the sun with music. Very
likely the custom dates back beyond the
time when Ciesar built his bridge ever the
Rhine. Any way, it is a beautiful one.
Yesterday the members of the societies
started up the mountain as usual, followed
by a throng of their music-loving towns
men who are early risers en this day, if en
no ether in the year. Half way up they
were met by one Dalzcll, a farmer, whose
quarrelsome temper has often made work
for the courts. He gruffly ordered them off
his land, an unfenced and untitled moun
tain side. There was a parley, during
which he threatened several times te sheet
them. They laughed at this and Dalzcll
ran into his house. When he came out he
had a shot gun in his hands. Leveling it
at the centre of the throng, he fired. Sev
eral persons were slightly wounded by
scattering shot ; one young man dropped
te the ground dead. Dalzcll ran into his
Fer two or three minutes everybody was
stupefied. Then a hearse cry for ven
geance made itself heard. Seme one slip
ped behind the barn and set it en fire.
Dalzcll, gun in hand, ran te the house of a
neighbor. This, tee, was presently in a
blaze. Seme policemen rescued Dalzcll
and conveyed him te another house,, under
a pelting hail of stone. They were
at once besieged, and the siege
lasted for hours. The crowd grew
until 5,000 men were clamoring for
the life of the murderer. The cn
thc police force of Paterson had new ar
rived en the scene. The sheriff, after try
ing eloquence in vain, hurried down te the
town, where the church bells were ringing
and swore in the braver church-goers as a
pesse: I he aristocratic Light Guards were
called upon, but did net respond te the
call ; they had no ammunition, they said. A
coroner and priest harangued the mob with
little perceptible effect. Finally while the
police covered the foremost besiegers with
their cocked revolvers, Dalzell was thrust
into a carriage and driven rapidly away.
It was net thought safe te keep him in
Paterson, and he is new in Newark jail,
under lock and key.
A Charming Occupation in Which French
Ladles Find reasonable Pleasure.
Paris Letter.
The outdoor occupation is carpet gar
dening. It consists in the laying out of
beds en lawns, of borders and strips of
earth, with shrubs or bedding plants of
variegated hues in order te matcli tne
shades of Persian carpets and Indian
shawls. This stvle of fancy gardening
commenced in France a few years
age ; the lovely Japanese carpet in
the Trocadero grounds during the
late exposition gave an impulse te this
mode of ornamentation. I have seen the
border of an Indian camel's hair scarf,
with all its palms and intervening designs,
most accuratsly reproduced en a garden
border. Neither is it se difficult te suc
ceed iu this as one at first sight would sup
pose. It is a matter which requires care and
foresight chictly. The height of variegated
shrubs and the room they require for
spreading has te be acquired ; the rest is
only a case of painstaking and nicety. The
beds of French lawns set aside for the
purpose are prepared by the gardener,
who makes all the surfaces perfectly level.
When they are ready the ladies lie en the
top a paper en which the design has been
carefully perforated ; the paper of course
corresponds with the size and shape of the
bed or border te be ornamented. All the
holes are then filled with chalk finely
powdered or sand, which leaves a perfect
impress en the block meld after, the paper
has been carefully removed. The plants are
afterward sunk into the different compart
ments marked out for them. If the design is
very intricate it is wise te indicate the color
and nature of plants te be imbedded by
writing their names en the paper. A plan
or paper bed is usually prepared in-doers
when the weather does net admit of out
door exercise. Several gentlemen having
property in the environs pride themselves
en their carpet lawn, which is the success
ful attempt of their wives or daughters.
The cost is moderate. A tablecloth de
sign is usually executed in low cream-colored
shrubs. I have seen -a kiosk, under
which meals are served in summer, with a
circular border repeating emblems of wel
come and hospitality carried out in smal
An " Expert" en the Art of flanging.
Themas de Quincey, in ene of his opium
ecstasies, wrote a grotesque paper en
" Murder Considered as One of the Fine
Arts," but the New Yerk Herald, in ap
parently sober earnestness (unless it has
been hoaxed), has gene ahead of that by
giving the views of Marwood, the British
executioner, en the subject of hanging.
This Marwood, who visited the New Yerk
city prison, the Tombs, en Wednesday, is
net exactly the great Marwood himself,
but only his assistant and cousin, Fred
eric. He showed himself te be affable
and intelligent enough, however, te be
Calcraft or his successor, and dis
played a reasonable curiosity te
knew hew the " business " which he fol fel
lows is performed in this country. The
prison pleased him, but this expert was
net satisfied with our hanging arrange
ments. He wanted te knew if the Tombs
was the place where a man's head was
pulled off en the scaffold recently, and
could net understand hew it was possible
te de such a thing. Our " system " how
ever, he said, was "all wreug." "I have
seen men executed in many different ways.
I have seen their heads chopped off with
swords, axes and guillotines. I have
seen them garroted and smothered
with gases, and I seen a screw
driven into their vertebra:. Others
I have seen bled te death or killed by
electricity. The latter means is an excel
lent one ; but if you want te hang a man,
there is no better system than the ene we
have in England. If you want te strangle
them te death, your system is net as geed as
the Spanish garretc." "But we hang them
here," said somebody. "Ne, you de net.
According te the accounts, if you de net
have an accident, you strangle people te
death. That is all. It seem surprising te
me that with the wonderful inventive
genius of the Americans, they have
net improved en this mode of execu
tion." It is thoroughly like an English
man te have absolute faith in the British
" system," even the hanging, and te be
lieve that no possible improvement could
be made in it. Mr. Marwood inspected
the gallewsand pronounced it " all wrong."
He objected te " pulling them up " instead
of dropping them." The gallows "that
machine," as he calls it was barbarous.
It was an engine for strangulation,
net hanging. " The only way te hang is
by the drop. Calcraft used te use the short
drop, but we, after my cousin succeeded
him, adopted the long rope. We never have
any trouble of any kind. It works noise
lessly, and when the drop falls the man
is dead nine times out of ten. We never
have any of the scenes se frequent in this
country." But then, Mr. Marwood should
have been told that we de net think
we need any regular professional execu
tioner in this country.
Civil vs. Military Power.
Jtaltimore Gazette, Dem.
"The presence at the polls of a regular
military force and a host of hireling offi
cials claiming the power te arrest and im
prison citizens without warrant or hear
ing destroys all freedom of elections
and upturns the very foundation of
self-government." Such is the language
of the Pennsylvania Democrats, as enun
ciated in the strong and vigorous plat
form adopted by the state convention en
Thursday last. We trust it will be re
echoed in the Democratic platform of every
state. Fer, abeve and beyond even the
fraud conspiracy of 1870-77 and the im
perialist and coruptienist tendencies of the
Grant section of the party,stands the para
mount issue whether in a time of profound
peace the American people arc willing te
tolerate the reckless and partisan use of
troops and "a host of hireling officials." te
inlluence the elections by their presence at
tne polls, l lie step lrem the common prac
tice et the Grant administration in this re
spect te the establishment of a military
dictatorship is a short and easy one. If the
Kepublican position is sustained tythe
popular vote that practice will be incorpo
rated permanently in our political system.
And while this or that individual presi
dent might net abuse the dangerous per
mission, the time would come sooner or
later when some " strong" incumbent
of the executive office would avail himself
of the legalized means of perpetuating
himself in power. Limitation of the mil
itary arm has always been one of the
watch-words of the Democracy. In the
next campaign it will have a new and for
cible significance.
Watterson Grews KnthuHlastic.
Louisville Ceuriei -Journal, Dcm.
The news from Harrisburg reads like a
romance. It recalls the days of Demo
cratic chivalry ; the days when principles
ruled, and the integrity, the usefulness and
the unity of the party of the constitution
were net sacrificed te cliquism, private
quarrels and personal revenges. It warns
the ceckcls of the true Democratic
heart te read tne stirring words of
Randall, of Wallace, of Vaux, of Stenger,
of Dill, of Hensel, and the rest of the
brave and loyal spirits, who, amid bound
less discouragement and against au iron
clad machine, have held up the banner of
the geed old faith of Jeffersen and Jack Jack
eon, and who, driven apart for years upon
local issues, have at last come together
upon the threshold of a supreme national
emergency, pledged te see" the wrong
righted, and te drive the enemies of popu
lar government into merited retirement.
Such a miracle could only be wrought by
the voice of the people, which is the veice
of Ged. It is a token that the people are
at the front asserting their majesty and
then- power.
Grade of Pupils.
The following is the grade of pupils iu
attendance at the boys' high school during
the month of April. Twe hours' home
study per day is expected from each pupil :
Gee T Leydcn 99 Grant Rehrcr 95
Chas Wlleitshu 98 Chad II Frey US
Harry BSnavely 93 Edw L Hubur !U
Marien B Hurt man. 97 Win C Hear ft!
Harry E Stener 91 Walter 1 King 84
C E Urban 9GThesG Wise 81
A L Witwer 9s Levi W Herttng.... 80
Samuel HLichty 97 Wm HLindeinuth.. 77
ChrLKrantz 96 Frank McC'luln 77
Heward T Hayes 94 ,1 no A Hoever 1
Clarence H Clark... 93 Frank II Ilauibright 70
Win G Landia 89 BcnJ A Spindler 70
W S Adlcr 88 Jno It McCullen.... 9
Itebt G Burst 87 UeeFErimnan "
IlewardSmeltz 84 Edw II Stlrk m
Chas A Miller 83 Thee Dillcr 5tf
Abner J Smeltz 83 Walter E Kelly 55
Gee Hetrick 83 J IIHartman 54
Win A Buckius 80 Samuel W Dlller.... 50
Chas Carpenter 86 Wm K Peters C2
Gee M Derwart.... 84 Wm C Pyfer. CO
Carl it Eaby 84 Harry It Smith (10
Sit Slaymaker 83 Jno It Duncan 4(1
Henry Gerhart 77 Edw A Shertzer 43
Wm L Gable 70 Walter G Peters 41
Daniel 11 Sensenig.. 70 James A Kelly 38
E G Kiehlieltz C7 It D McCaskcy 30
Wilsen W Fowler.. 66
Grant Strine 93 Charles Winewer... 73
Harry A Sbenk 92 Chas II Denues 70
Jno II Hartman 89 Henry Ottheffer 1
Wm I) Iteck 87 Jas II Munson 59
M B Dbsinger 83 Clirten Evans 50
Chas II Obreiter 80 ChasS IIetTineier... 54
1)S. Smith 80 Henry Heath 44
WB.Hellinger 76 Gee F Wiley 43
Gee II Aekerman... 75 Abram L Miles 43
ltebt M Adams 73 Goe I Killian 35
The following is the percentage of the
pupils of the girls' high school for the
month of April, 1880:
Rese McCullen 100 Annie Baker 94
Harriet Clarksen.,.100 Laura Lecher 'Si
Mary Achmus 99 Blanche Dlller 93
MarySharp 99 Anna Slaymaker... 93
Mary Landis 97 Ella Laverty 93
Louiie Neiiiich 97 Kate Harrison 93
Sue Slaymaker 97 Mary Shulze 89
Laura Linville 96 Emilic B.Martin 86
Beckie Slaymaker.. 96 Nellie G. Laudiu 80
Bella Yeagley 95 Emma Albright... 75
Ella GunUaker 94
Lizzie ITcleina 99 Lulu Leng 96
Sadie Shindle 99 Minnie Brown 93
Minnie Itaub 99 Ella Dubbs 93
Flera Eaby 99 Annie Bitner 93
Frances Kreider.... 98 Florence Spreeher. . 91
Carrie Myers 98 Minnie Peacock 8!)
Mary lleycr 97 Emma Fick 86
Frances Kauffman. 97 Lillic Hese 86
S. C. Ellmakcr 97 Annie Witmer 83
Alice Fridy 96 MaySutten 79
Jennie Oclis 96 Leuie Finney 77
llallie Albert 96
Sallia Baldwin 97 LydiaReck 92
Kate Shirk 90 Emma Falk 93
HallieSkcen 96 KateMcGinnis 91
Ella Stauffur 96 Alice McXaughtau. 91
May Frick 96 Eflie Reimensnyder. 99
Lizzie Eaby 95 Emma McCuIley... 90
Alice Dinan 95 Mamie Sharp 90
Flera Beard 91 Mary Everts 90
Annie Barr 94 Mary Smoker 88
Emma Held 93 'Carrie Yonker 40
Naemi Eberman... 99 BellaWeitzel 98
Libbie Weber 99 Emma Sener 98
Sallie Greff. 99 Susie Kirkpatrick.. 9s
Bertha Merrow 9! Elsie Peters 97
Emma Lively 99 Katie Barnes 97
Allic Arneld. 99 Marien Kendig 97
Hattie McKeown... 9!) Sallie Leng 97
Katie Gast 98 Mazie Lecher 96
Nellie King 98 Ella Shirk 90
Marvllalbach 98 Sallie Horne 93
Anna Hess 98 Ella Trewitz 70
Ella Killingcr 99 Lizzie Weaver 94
Marv McPiicrsen... 98 Ida Kryder 9
Mary- Goodell 98 Jesie Franklin 94
AdaZellers 97 Esther Spindler.... 94
Ida Huzzard 97 Emma Smith 93
Katie Shertz 97 Emma Eberly 93
Sue llarkius 97 Mary Grcezingcr... 93
Esther Clarksen.... 96 Hattie Quinn 91
Lizzie Kirkpatrick. 96 Annie Weise 8!)
Carrie Cox 90 Blanche Beard 87
Edith Rogers 90 Agnes Carpenter... 87
Anna Baer 95 Ella Shertzer 81
Maria Clarksen 95 Ada Power 75
'Unavoidable absence.
Events Acress the County Line.
Sunday evening Curtiss Reed and Jehn
Panncl, aged respectively 18 and 15 years,
took a beat ride at Harrisburg. The beat
upset and they were with difficulty rescued
from drowning.
A woman aged 70 years while picking
coal along the railroad at Harrisburg, last
evening, was struck by the cars and in;
stantly killed. Her body has net been
While trying te eject a drunken man
named Kistlar from Streets' mill in Read,
ing, en Saturday, the watchman, Ivemptf
struck him with a billy, inflicting a wound
which caused death in a short time. A
coroner's jury justified Kempt.
The large frame residence of Mr. Berna
dan, of Claymont, Delaware, took fire
from the range about 2 o'clock this morn
ing, and was completely destroyed together
with the barn. A young girl named Mc
Namara, employed as domestic in the fam
ily, perished. The nurse and three of
Bernadan's children narrowly escaped
with their lives. Mary Hall, another ser
vant leaped from a third-story window and
was dangerously injured. Less heavy.
Au Inmate of the Hospital Dies in the Water
Yesterday morning, Abbie Blensinger,
an inmate of the county hospital, died very
suddenly at the latter institution, She ate
her breakfast as usual about 0 o'clock and
was then taken te the water closet by a
woman attendant who left her thare. In
about a half hour she was found lying
dead in the closet. In the afternoon Cor Cor
oner Mishler summoned a jury which was
composed of A. F. Hartman, Jehn A.
Schuh, Jehn S. Becker, E. Stene, W. S.
Weaver and Edwin S. Samson, and they
found that she came te her death from
heart disease. The deceased was G9 years
of age and was from the neighborhood of
Mount Jey, but has been an inmate of the
hospital for some time. She will be
buried in the grounds of the institution.
Lecal Tobacco Market.
There is little new te chronicle. A few
small lets of loose 1879 have been gathered
in and two or three small packings of 1878
have been sold by our city packers, and
Cel. James,'Duffy, of Marietta, has sold 180
cases or his own growingef 1878 te Messrs.
Rossin & Sen, of New Yerk all of the
above sabs having been made en private
terms. We have heard of no sales of 1879.
The heavy frost of Saturday night last
badly damaged the young plants in ex
posed localities. Seme of them were al
most hopelessly injured, and ethers were
saved by an early application of cold water
which drew the frost from the plants be
fore they were wilted by the sunshine.
Farmers are busily preparing their
ground for the coming planting, which
will be, as we have heretofore stated,
larger than any former year.
.Mr. Jeffersen as Rip Van Winkle."
Te Mr. Jeseph Jeffersen the Amer
ican stage ewes one of its most
artistic adornments. . His imperson
ation of Hip Van Winkle, the
vagabond of the Catskills, has long been
the model upon which subsequent delinea
tions have been founded, and ambitious
actors who have essayed the role have ad
hered, in se far as their histrionic talent
and imitative skill would permit, te the
Jeifersenian idea of the character. The
appearance of its great creator, therefore,
in this city en Saturday evening was greet
ing by a large and brilliant audience. Mr.
Jelfcrsen has permitted the role te lese
nene of the oid-time picturesque beauty
and pathetic interest that have given him
a world-wide celebrity. In appear
ance, tone of voice, gesture,
and action, he in the embodiment, the
llesh-aud-bloed reality, of the creature of
Washington Irving's dream. He presents
a picture that never wearies the eye of
the ordinary mortal and always charms
the sense of the artist. While Mr. Jeffer
son's portraiture has long since passed be
yond the domain of criticism, since it is he
who has made the character, it
is frequently made the subject
of contrast with the copy which Mr. Mc
Wadc has given te the world. It requires
no very close scrutiny te discern the su
periority of Mr. Jeffersen's picture, ad
mirable as are the effects of Mr. Mc Wade's
scarcely less famous work. The colors as
applied by the hand of the former artist
are the natural hues as they exist in Irv
ing's charming story; Mr. McWade has
exaggerated the effects, iu a measure de
stroying the artistic beauty of the por
traiture, though the defect is hardly dis
cerned except upon a comparison of the
two. We see mere of the humor of the
ciiaracier in Jievaues impersonation
or appear te, because it is net
of the same refined character as that
ei Jir. jenersen wmie jeiterseu gees
below the surface, and stirs a feeling that
has its being deeper down than the mere
sense of humor. Mr. Jelfcrsen attains the
height of his powers m the third act
after waking from the "sleep of twenty
The version of the story as given by
Jeffersen varies materially from the inter
pretatiens of some ether actors ; the dra
matic effects of McWade's and earner's
respective adaptations of the same inci
dents te the stage in many respects sur.
pass these of Jeffersen, while in a numbci
of the scenes they fall far below.
Miss Henrietta Vadcrs, who played the
part of Gretchen, was the only member of
the cast who is entitled te special men
tion. Miss Vaders always acts well her
part, and she came in for a fair portion of
the honors en Suturday evening.
List of the Lancaster County Cases.
A large number of the members of the
Lancaster bar left for Harrisburjr this
morning te be in attendance upon the
May term of the supreme court, the first
week of which is devoted te the Yerk and
Lancaster cases. Following are the cases
taken up from this county, theso marked
with a being en the "shortlist," by
agreement of counsel te be taken up first
and net mere than an hour te he con
sumed in the argument of each :
'Wiley's appeal, Brown's appeal, Sheff
vs. liaumgamncr, Appic s appeal, Bom Bem
berger vs. Nash & Bre., IIauever Junc
tion and Susquehanna railroad company vs.
Kauffclt, 'Hanover Junction and Susqc
hanua railroad vs. Magee, Baldwin's
appeal, Rudy's appeal. Salomen vs. Frey,
Espenshade vs. Kellenberger, Evans vs.
Reed, Evans & Sen vs. Lancaster city
school beard, 'Philadelphia and Reading
railroad company vs. Andersen, Bernar
vs. Dunlap, 'Wall & Wisnei vs. Staley,
'Moere vs. Hanover Junction and Susque
hanna railroad company, Coonley vs. com
monwealth, 'Appeal te the borough of
Columbia, Jack's appeal, Landis's appeal,
In re W. U. Hensel, In le A. J. Steinman,
Farmers Mutual lire insurance company
vs. Barr, Perter's appeal, Leng's appeal,
Steinman & Ce. vs. Hendersen, Ferree,
et. al., vs. Themas.
The Contempt Cane Postponed.
Under the law of 1879 the cases of
Steinman and Hensel, disbarred attor
neys, are entitled te no te the head of the
list. They were ready te go en, hut Judge
Patterson's counsel, Attorney General II
W. Palmer, having lately undergone a sur
gical operation, is detained at his home in
Wilkesbarrc and Judge Patterson was net
ready te go en without him this morning.
The following has been received :
Harris nune, May 3. Intelligencer :
Postponed for Palmer until another day of
the term Thursday, May 27.
A. J. Steinman.
Public Ledger. Vel. 1, Ne. 1.
Mr. A. J. Harbcrger has laid upon our
table a copy of the first number of the
Philadelphia Public Ledger, dated Friday
morning. March 25, 183G. It is a neat lit
tle sheet, net quite one-fourth as large as
the Ledger of te-day, and was published
by Swain, Ahcll & Simmons, "Ne. 38 and
39 Arcade, lower story." In their saluta
tory the cditeis defend themselves for is
suing " another newspaper" in a ceinmu
nity " already overstocked with this com
medity," by declaring that while the af
fluent are well supplied by the large and
high-priced papers, the peer artisan and
laborer cannot afford te pay eight or ten dol
lars a year for a daily paper, and that there
is therefore an opening for a penny paper.
In proof of this the publishers refer te
New Yerk and Brooklyn, "containing to
gether a population of 300,000," where the
penny press has a circulation of net less
than " seventy thousand," and te empha
size the immensity of this circulation the
words are printed in capitals ! What won
derful advances have been made in news
paper publications since the issue of this
little paper? New almost every city in the
union and many boroughs of comparative
ly small population, print larger papers,
containing far mere and much later news
than the Ledger could offer te its readers.
The telegraph, the telephone and the light
ning trains en the railroads have created a
revolution in the newspaper world since
Slight Fire.
On Saturday the box used for re-sweating
tobacco in the establishment of Syl
vester & Ce., en Cherry alley, near the
Pennsylvania railroad bridge caught fire,
from the lamps used in the process of re
sweating, and were burned. Ne damage
was done te the building and the less was
net great,
Meeting of the Lancaster Poultry Assecia-
atiea Discussion as te the Best
Made of Heusing and
Feeding Fowls.
The May meeting of the Lancaster coun
ty poultry association, was held in the
room of the agricultural society, city hall,
this morning at 10$ o'clock.
The following members and visitors
were present: J. B. Lichty, secretary,
city; Wm. Scheenberger, city, Frank
Griest, city ; Frank R. Dittcnderffcr, city ;
C. A. Gast, city ; J. W. Bruckart, Salun
ga ; Jehn A. Steber, Sheeneck ; J. B. Esh
leman, West Hcmpfield ; Kev. D. C. To
bias, Lititz ; Jehn Schum, city ; H. H.
Tshudy, Lititz ; Charles Lippold, city : J.
M. Johnsten, city ; Jacob B. Leng, city.
President Warfel being absent, J. A.
Steber was called te the chair.
The subject for discussion was a paper
contributed te the Germantown Telegraph
by Wm. T. Smedley, wherein the writer
gives some acceunnt of his experience in
poultry breeding. Formerly his fowls were
left te shift for themselves, roosting en
fences and trees or in sheds as their in
stincts prompted them, and they were al
ways healthy. Imbibing the advanced
ideas of some noted breeders, Mr. Smealey
erected an approved chicken house, with
plenty of light, ventilation, fcc, and with
the doers and windows se arranged that
the cold could be thorenghly excluded.
The new arrangement did net work well,
however, his chickens sickened and died,
and finally an epidemic set in that carried
se many of them off, that he abandoned
the new chicken house and turned the
tewls out of doers, since which time his
fleck has net been troubled with any dis
ease. Rev. Tobias took issue with Mr. Smed
ley, and advocated the careful beusing and
feeding of his stock. He thought that
Mr. Smedley had probably crowded tee
many fowls into his chicken house, and
had net paid proper respect te feeding
them. He had no doubt that poultry re
quired the same same care as ether kinds
of stock, and would improve under intelli
gent care and attention and deteriorate
under neglect. He thought that net mere
than '50 fowls should be housed together
and that it was advisable te have even a
less number in a single chicken house.
They should be liberally fed with a
variety of feed, but should net have a
superabundance. There should never be
left within their reach mero feed than
they could cat.
Mr. Tshudy agreed with Mr. Tobias. He
believed it was all nonsense te say that
comfortable housing injured them. Over
feeding hurts them mere than anything,
else when they are housed.
Mr. Bruekhart said that pure bred fowls,
were mere liable te disease than the com
mon barnyard fowls especially se far as
contagious and epidemic diseases are con
cerned. High-bred fowls, like high-bred
people, are attacked by disease much more mere
easily than these who are accustomed to te
scratch for a living.
Mr. Lippold concurred with Mr. Bruek
hart. It was especially noticeable that while
common pigeons are rarely attacked by
disease the fancy varieties are very subject
te them. If this were net se fancy pigeons
would be as plenty and cheap as the com
mon varieties.
Mr. Schum and Mr. Leng agreed sub
stantially with Mr. Tobias ; favored care
ful housing, great cleanliness and careful
feeding, with a variety of feed and net tee
much of it.
Mr. Steber from hi own experience took
a somewhat different view. He had ten
pullets and two cockerels in an open pen,
lGxlO feet, and he kept their feeding
troughs constantly tilled with feed. There
was net a single case of sickness among
them ; while iu his fleck that was running
at large and were in a measure allowed te
search for their feed, he lest twenty by.
cholera. He fed en corn, eats, wheat and
Mr. Lichty read from Reitzel's work en
poultry an account of Mr. Leland's method
needing, which was te give his fowls
warm and dry quarters, especially in win
ter, and in very cold weather te build a
fire in the chicken house. He found smoke
much better for the extermination of ver
min than carbolic acid.
31r. Leng asked whether the prevalence
of chicken cholera among old fowls, ren
ders the young liable te contract the dis
ease some breeders holding that the dis
ease will run its course amemr old fowls
without affecting the young ones
Mr. Steber had lest $400 worth of old
fowls by cholera, but never knew young
ones te be affected by it until they had
grown te the size of pigeons. If the dis
ease was in an aggravated form, however,
he would advise the removal of the young
ones from association with the old.
Mr. Tshudy said that chicken cholera was
no respecter of age ; it will attack and
kill the chickens from the time they are
two days old as well as these five years old .
He had himself lest a stock of twenty
White Cochins, of all ages, the cholera
carrying off every one of them.
Mr. Leng proposed the following ques
tion for discussion at next meeting :
" What is the proper feed for large and
small chickens in warm weather ?" Re
ferred for answer te Mr. Tshudy.
On motion the secretary was directed te
have insured the coops belonging te the
company and new stored at Mr. McGrann's,
Miss Apple's Funeral.
The funeral services of Miss Maud Apple
in St. Stephen's church (college chapel), at
4 p. m. yesterday, were very largely at
tended. A white cress of flowers, an an
chor, a pillow with the word " Maud " in
violets, and ether floral emblems, deco
rated the chancel. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Drs. Nevin and
Gerhart, the latter preaching an impress
ive and fitting sermon. The funeral cor
tege, including the family and immediate
friends, the clergy of the city, the public
school and Sunday school associates of
deceased, the students and professors of
the college, seminary and academy, and
hundreds of ether friends of the family
moved in mournful precession te Lancaster
cemetery where the interment took place.
Sale or Real Estate.
Henry Shubert, auctioneer, sold at pri
vate sale te-day a two-story brick dwelling
belonging te the Lancaster building and
lean association, situated en the south side
of West James street, between Mulberry
and Charlette streets, te Daniel G, Baker,,
esq., for $1,050.