Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, May 05, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster intelligencer.
A DIsgalsed Blessing.
These Snyder boys are excellent ma
terial te point a moral and adorn a tale.
Ne doubt they "were created for a -wise
purpose, -which seems te be the secure
ment of an adjudication of the proper
relations of the different members of so
ciety te one another; of judges te
editors, of lawyers te clients who are the
best workers in their wards, of policemen
te criminals of that class, and editors te
everybody. It ought te be easily ascer
tained,but it seems te be formed with dif
ficulty. The judge has but te decide the
law, the lawyer te present his client's
case, the policeman te arrest the crimi
nal, and the editor te observe that these
duties are fairly performed. The diffi
culty comes in adjudicating as te the
fairness. Public opinion decides it; and
when the judge cheeses te defy public
opinion, by means of the power in
his hands, it can never be for long. Just
new the Snyder boys are serving an ex
cellent purpose in evolving public opin
ion upon the very interesting questions
which are at issue between the judges
and editors, lawyers and policemen. It
does net se much matter what the law is,
as what it should be, since it is certain
te be made what the public judgment
decides that it ought te be. If it is right
that policemen should arrest notorious
offenders te have them released by parti
san lawyers and commonwealth attor
neys, because of their political services
and through a prostitution of the ma
chinery of justice, and if it is right that
the court whose processes are thus used
should net condemn the act and punish
the offending lawyers, but should con
demn and punish editors who commented
upon the way in which justice was admin
istered and who inquired whether politi
cal prejudice guided its course, then the
people will say se and the law will say
se ; and if the public verdict is otherwise
the law eventually will fellow it. Let
us then regard these dear Snyder boys as
benefactors, and bless them.
We observe that our policemen are
somewhat in doubt as te hew they should
regard them ; and truly they have cause.
The Snyder boys have been an especial
thorn in their side. In view of the diffi
cult conundrum presented te them in de
ciding hew they should treat the Snyders,
we feel like suggesting that our Lancas
ter police ought te be a very bright set of
boys and should be carefully educated,
that their minds may be strengthened te
an adequate discharge of their duties. A
special school of instruction for police
men might profitably be established in
connection with our common school sys
tem te which the strongest headed boys
might be promoted. Fer obviously when
men are sworn te arrest every violator of
the law and are nevertheless forbidden
by their superiors in the administration
of justice te arrest the guilty when the
guilty are
" the best workers in the
ward," and
are charged, when they de
arrest them, with being prompted by pe
litical feeling, " the best workers " being
promptly turned out te work against
them at the next election such men need
te be philosophers and wise men of
the most approved pattern. An or
dinary man in such a state
of affairs would become bewildered
as te his duty, as our policemen seem
new te be. The chief keeps pretty cool,
it seems, and, in view of the late demon
stration against the law of the Snyder
boys, proposes te consult the district at
torney as te whether it would be worth
while te arrest such approved political
workers. "We sympathize with the chief
in his dilemma. "We are in oneeurselves.
"We are inclined te think that we would
be justified in using strong expressions in
reference te such an administration of
justice as can leave the policemen in
doubt as te whether he will be applauded
or abused by his superiors for arresting
undoubted criminals. "We forbear te use
them" because of the interesting question
pending in the supreme court as te hew
far we may go in expressing our opinion
of our judges; and for the further rea
son that the English language is hardly
rich enough te afford us an adequate ex
pression of our sentiments en the sub
ject. Seriens Charges Repeated.
"We invite the Honorable Jehn B.
Livingston, president judge of Lancaster
county, and the Honorable David "W.
Patterson, associate law judge of the
same, te read the JVew Era of last even
ing, a paper of their own political per
suasion and published by a member of
their bar.
It charges that the " outrageous pro
ceedings of Sunday, which shocked and
terrified peaceable citizens in the vicinity
of the 'ShenyPark,' are the natural
fruits of the prostitution of the machin
ery of justice through the agency of the
district attorney's office, and the failure
of the court te take cognizance of the dis
graceful fact admitted by their own
sworn testimony in the presence of
the judges that the district attorney
and his assistant, J. Hay Brown, act
ually jostled each ether in the race te
claim the gratitude of the criminals who
had escaped through their official dere dere dere
lictioneo use the mildest phrase admis
sible in the case."
It also republishes an editorial from
the Philadelphia Times of November 3,
1879, endorsing it u as the clearest, most
comprehensible summary of the events of
which the disgraceful riot of Sunday law
is only one of the natural outgrowths."
That article, thus endorsed, says that in
the Michael Snyder case there was a
" manifest prostitution of justice te par
tisan purpose" in Judge Livingston's
court, clearly presented te his attention
and te Judge Patterson's, by the undis
puted testimony of a case in which
one of them was a witness and
the ether the sitting judge.
It charges that Judge Patterson was
"oblivious te the startling evidence
given in his court, clearly proving the
prostitution of justice te low political
ends and by the officers of his own tri
bunal" ; and further that if Judge Liv
ingston failed te take cognizance of it
as the New Era new says that he did
" he must net complain if very many of
the honest people of the county shall be
slew te forget that politics can mock the
law and that potential- criminals can
defy the courts."
The "honest people of the county"
want te knew what their judges are go.
ing te de about it.
The Philadelphia Jierth American
does net get any of the sheriff's advertis
ing in Philadelphia, and explains it en
the ground that it declined te " recog
nize " the notorious Jehn L. Hill as the
wire puller of the sheriff's office and the
master mover of the puppets there.
Nevertheless the Xerth American new
confesses with mortification and shame
that Hill is boss, and that it and the re
spectable Republicans of Philadelphia
were deceived when they elected Enech
Tayler sheriff. They were '' deluded by
his own false protestations and by the
misrepresentations of ethers, into the le
lief that they were electing te the office
of sheriff one whose life of professed
piety and official integrity placed him be
yond the suspicion of lMjing made the tool
and the catspaw of the very people
against whom the public denunciation
had been se strong as te force the with
drawal from the ticket of the man who
had notoriously succeeded in arranging
that he was te secure the nomination."
The supreme court in session at Harris
burg yesterday rendered a decision, con
firming the decision of the Philadelphia
court, disbarring a lawyer by the name of
Samuel Davics. "What his ofTence was we
de net knew, or that it can have any bear
ing en the Steinman and Hensel case, as a
precedent, we cannot say. Examiner.
But our contemporary could easily
have ascertained that his offence was
stealing his client's money, drunkenness,
licentiousness, and nearly everything
else that constitutes a degree of " moral
obliquity," unfitting a man te be en
trusted with the privileges and responsi
bilities of a member of the bar.
Mr. Charles S. Pakxell has announced
his intention te sit in parliament for Cerk.
The aspect which Simex Cameren pre
sents te the newspaper man is graphically
described by the Herald of Bosten. " Te the
interviewer, he is a tomb." Te ether visi
tors the ex-secretary is courteous and hos
pitable and likes te make them at home.
A supper was given at the Grand hotel,
Harrisburg, last night te Colonel A. C.
Noyes, the retiring state treasurer. Hen.
Jehn J. Pearson presided, with Judge
Hendersen en his right. Toasts te the
health of Cel. Noyes, State Treasurer
Butler, Auditor General Schcll and Deputy
Attorney General Lyman Gilbert were
appropriately responded te by these gen
tlemen. Judge Pearson entertained the
company in his genial way, and the affair
was altogether a very pleasant one.
Six of Biugham Yeung's daughters
have just been excommunicated from the
Mermen church, the specifications against
them being entering and prosecuting a
suit falsely charging their father's execu execu
eors and the authorities of the church with
defrauding the heirs of the late President
Yeung out of $1,000,000, and for causing
the imprisonment in the penitentiary of
the executers, and jeopardizing the liberty
of Jehn Tayler, president of the church.
The daughters, all of whom have husbands,
arc understood te have courted excummu excummu
nicatien, and some of them say that they
are disgusted with Mormonism. All ex
cept two are pelygamic children.
New Yekk Sun : "The only two rea
sons new left for nominating Grant are
named Conkling and Cameren a weak
foundation for a great party te stand
"When completed, the Jehns Hepkins
hospital in Baltimore will be the finest and
best endowed institution of the kind in the
world. The grounds cover an area of 14
acres, and there will be 28 buildings in the
inclesurc. Fer it and for a colored orphan
asylum Mr. Hepkins left $4,000,000.
Levees arc necessary te preserve Sacra
mento from the danger of inundation. The
city lies in the focus of precipitous water
sheds, and the recent heavy rainfall pro
duced great alarm. A plan is under dis
cussion te extend the levees en a grand
scale and make them serve the additional
purpose of adorning the city by convert
ing the crests into pleasure drives.
"It is the health, net the eye-sight,"
says the Londen Spectator, "which parents
with studious children should protect,
though they should be most merciless in
insisting en a sufficiency of light, and
light which actually reaches the object of
attention. Yeu may sit in a room full of
light, but have all the while only twilight
or even a deep shadow falling upon the
work in hand. Light, full light, but light
without glare, is the grand preservative
of the eyes."
The Examiner regards the alleged
"kick" against Grant by the Philadelphia
delegation as a "cock and bull story."
The Examiner's editor, having long felt
the Cameren cellar around his own neck
and become se accustomed te its unyield
iug pressure that he has lest all sense of
its degradation, and in fact rather enjoys
the sensation, cannot for the life of him
understand why anyone should or would
get rid of the ornament, no thinks that
all this talk about a revolt comes from a
few "gabby alternates " who have no put
in the convention, and that when Pennsyl
vania is called at Chicago it will respond
with alacrity te the gentle pressure of the
Itecluel chiet s little linger. 1 he commo
dore is just about three-thirds right in his
The Philadelphia Telegraph, Rep., re
gards the chances of the Republicans re
gaining control of the next Heuse of Re
presentatives as as exceedingly slim, and
says the Democrats have a fair show of
holding their own and capturing besides
net less than three congressmen in Ohie,
two in Illinois, three in Indiana, two in
Michigan, three in Pennsylvania, two in
New Jersey, three in New Yerk, and one
each in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire and Maine, with chances in a
score of districts in ether states. Thus
the Democratic majority of twenty-one in
the present Heuse would be mere than
doubled; in fact, it would be quite
within the range of possibility for the
Democrats and Greenbackers combined te
obtain a two-thirds control.
The editor of the Intelligencer hav-
ing telegraphed te it from Harrisburg that
Mr. Speer said such a contest as Mr. Gricr
proposed te make against Teutz, Weidler
and Hoever, in the state convention would
be " infamous," Mr. Speer writes te the
Columbia Herald :
I never used the language quoted, and
while I de net wish te be drawn into any
controversy as te questions new settled by
the convention, justice alike te you ana
myself, prompt me te respond te your in
Nevertheless, en the evening before the
state convention assembled, Mr. Speer, in
discussing with Mr. Hensel the cases of
a proposed Fayette county contest, en the
one side, and of the Upper Lancaster
county contest en the ether side, did just
exactly say : " All such contests are infa
A fire at Palma Soriano, near Santiage
dc Cuba, has destroyed 100 habitations,
and many families arc in distress.
The sale of the Greenbrier White Sul
phur springs property te W. A. Stewart
was yesterday confirmed by the court.
The dwelling of Mr. Fulton, a farmer,
was burned yesterday near Uxbridge, Out.
Twe of his children perished in the Haines.
Baseball : At Bosten Bosten 4 ; Provi
dence, a. At Worcester Worcester, ;
Trey, 3. At Albany National, a ; Al
bany, 0.
The New Yerk Assembly has voted in
f.iver of biennial sessions of the Legisla
ture and rejected a bill te establish a state
beard of health.
The last contest for telegraphic rights
in the Seuth in the state courts was decided
in Georgia en Tuesday in favor of the
American Union.
The supreme court of Georgia has re
fused a new trial te Cox, the murderer of
Alsten. He will go the penitentiary for
life. There is no hope of his being par
The Leng Branch hotel at Alameda,
Cal., was burned yesterday. The names
were started by the use of coal oil te kindle
a fire, and Mary Spaulding was burned te
Frank Hart, in reply te Westen's reflec
tions en the late walk for the O'Lcary
belt, offers te wager $5,000 with Westen,
that he (Hart) can repeat his performance
of 503 miles, Hart will cover any deposit
Westen may send te the Clipper.
There is te be a mass meeting in the
large hall of Cooper institute en Friday
evening te express sympathy with Denis
Kearney, of California and indignation at
his imprisonment. Messrs. Leavitt, Ferd,
Appleton, Jonas and ethers are its promo
ters, Nine large ice houses, owned by Wettze
Brethers, situated in the southwestern
part of Cleveland, were destroyed by lire
seen after midnight. It is supposed that
the fire originated from sparks from can
dles used by men who were getting out ice
late last night.
A fire at Woburn, Mass., destroyed Hen
ry Yeung's machine shop and E. B. Park
hurst's pattern shop. Less en building
and the machinery, about $18,000 ; insur
ance. 9,400. Alse a dwelling owned by
the Five cent savings bank less, $800
and the house of the hook and ladder com
pany less, $1,000 ; insured.
At Pen Yan, N. Y., yesterday, Mrs.
Geerge Woodruff killed her two children
by drowning them in the cistern. When
found, she was in the water herself up te
her waist, with the infant of one year
dead in her arms : the ether child was six
years old. It is supposed she was insane
from pecuniary troubles. The woman
was saved, but the efforts te resuscitate
the children prove unavailable.
At West Point yesterday D. T. Ames,
the expert in writing, testified that in his
opinion the writer of specimen Ne. 23 was
the writerjef the note of warning te AVhit
taker, or else that the writing of Ne. 23
had been imitated. There is new talk of
a commission of experts. A new expert,
Mr. Southworth, was sworn in yesterday.
There is a general expectation at West
Point that there will seen be a sensational
scene in this inquiry.
Because rainier is Sick,
Heading News, Dem.
The case of Hensel and Steinman, the
disbarred editors of the Lancaster Intel
ligencer, has been postponed by the su
preme court until 24th inst., owing te the
illness of Attorney General Palmer. It is a
curious commentary upon justice that the
recommendation for Ihe pardon of Kcmble
could receive all the desired attention at
the hands of the attorney general, who was
then already announced sick, while the
Lancaster editors arc compelled te wait till
a mere convenient season. Of course, if
the attorney general is sick, he cannot be
expected te leave his bed at Wilkesbarre
and come te Harrisburg. It is only his
apparent everwillingness te serve Kenible
that gives his treatment of the Intelli
gencer a suspicious leek. The Lancaster
editors are entitled te an early hearing.
Judge Patterson withheld his decision an
unusually long time, and meanwhile their
practice as lawyers must be conducted by
ether friendly attorneys, which, te say the
least, is net agreeable. This matter is one
in which journalists and lawyers are alike
interested, and while it is te be hoped the
delay may net be prolonged unnecessarily,
the counsel will have all this time te fairly
weigh and fully consider the legal sinuosi sinuesi
ties of the case and present it se clearly te
the court that a decision will be given at
an early day.
Sad Fate of a Party of Fishermen en the
Columbia .River.
A large fleet, numbering ever a score of
beats, started out early yesterday morn
ing te lay their nets in their usual fishing'
ground, opposite Point Adams, at the
mouth of the Columbia river, Oregon.
The bar there, which is constantly shifting
its position, makes the navagatien of the
river difficult even in fine weather, but in
times of sudden squalls it becomes especial
ly dangerous. In returningup the river,seen
after sunset, one of these squalls arose and
twenty beats were driven helplessly e l the
bar, where they were swamred. Every
exertion was made by their mere fortunate
companions te aid the drowning men, but
in spite of all their efforts twelve of the
number were drowned before their eyes.
The shore was finally reached by the re
maining beats of the fleet with the rescued
men. The names of these who have per
ished are net yet reported and the number
of drowned, in addition te these stated, is
as yet unknown.
Political Power Stronger than Justice.
Philadelphia Times.
" The best workers of the ward " seem
te be multiplying misfortunes for both
themselves and their friends in Lancaster.
It seems te have become understood that
political power is stronger than justice in
that county, and the " boys " who take
their inspiration from the Snyiers carried
their usual Snuday lawless frolics te a riot
en Sunday last. The chief of police
speaks out very frankly en the subject, as
the mayor did before the court in a recent
libel case, and proposes te knew whether
the law will be enforced without fear or
favor before he incurs the cost of another
Snyder arrest.
m m
On Monday nigbjb Mr. G. W. Loucks, of
Yerk, met en the street a man riding one
of Mr. Farquhar's horses and leading an-
ether. Recesnizins: the horses Mr. Loucks
stepped the thief and a struggle ensued.
Mr. lkjucks received some injury nut se-1
cured the horses. The thief .escaped.
A Strem Southern Beem Fer Him.
Memphis Appeal.
The Philadelphia Timet, the leading
Democratic paper of its state, has brought
forward the name of Judge Jeremiah Sul
livan Black as that of a possible Demo
cratic candidate for the presidency. Ne
member of the party is better entitled te
that high honor. Ne man of nearly
equal ability ever served a party se un
selfishly, with se much determination
after results or se successfully, and it
would be difficult te call the name of one
among the long list of illustrious Demo
crats who served the country in the last
quarter of a century who has se promptly
responded in behalf of the people, certain
ly no one who has done such work in beat
ing down the enemies of the republic, of
its peace and prosperity, of its integrity
and the independence of the states that
make it. His papers in criticism of the
nefarious policies of the Republican party,
and later of the third-term faction of that
party, are a part of the written history of
eur.time ; but thcse.cffective as we must be
lieve them te have been, have been far sur
passed by his services before the supreme
court in arrest of the wave of Radical
malice that threatened te crush the Seuth
out of existence. He has always been the
true, the earnest friend of the Union.
In storm and sunshine he has made the
constitution his political guide He
opposed every enactment that did net
square with it, and has boldly contended
for the simple faith of the fathers.
He is the greatest intellect of our
party. As jurist and lawyer his abilities
have long been confessed te be of the very
highest order. This reputation rests upon
a solid foundation. He ewes nothing te
the clamor and fictitious claims of friends.
A devoted student, a man of principle,
thoroughly grounded in the fundamentals
of his faith, lie speaks and is obeyed as an
almost unerring oracle. If nominated, he
can be elected. Ne man could arouse the
Democratic party as he can. Full
of sympathy with the present, he links
us with the past. An administra
tien under him would bring the country
back te the days when strong men presid
ed ever every department of the govern
ment, and when the American name was
respected both at home and abroad. The
Appeal would gladly support him, and we
believe the whole Seuth would eagerly
pay, se far as making him president
could, the debt it ewes him for de
fense in her hour of need and for
earnest efforts in her behalf in all
the sad days of her trial and endurance,
continued without interruption te these
happier hours when the clouds are tinted
with the glad hues of hope. True te our
first selection for president, regarding Mr.
Bayard with increasing esteem and respect,
in default of his success, should the con
vention select Judge Black we would re
joice at an opportunity te serve one whose
claim upon his party exceeds its ability te
The Republicans in Congress.
New Tork Sun.
The Republicans in Congress have made
two conspicuous bluuders recently.
Last June, after an angry and protracted
controversy, the point in dispute upon the
army bill, between the fraudulent presi
dent and the Democratic majority in
Congress, was adjusted by a sort of com
promise, prohibiting "any portion of the
army of the United States te be used as a
police force te keep the peace at the polls
at any election held within any state."
Certainly that prevision is mild enough
in itself, and only asserts a principle
which has becen adopted in a much mere
positive form in England for ever two
hundred years. The presence of troops
at or near the polls, or their interference
in any way with elections, is repugnant
te the sentiment of every American citi
zen. Yet when this previs ion was renewed
in the present army bill, the Republicans
who had voted for it at the extra session
turned around and denounced the proposi preposi
tion as outrageous. Seme of them threat
ened te veto, and ethers were led te declare
that under their construction of the lan
guage of the bill the prevision te exclude
soldiers from the polls could net be exe
cuted, or that means would be found te
evade it.
The Republican managers used the
army te perpetrate the frauds in Louis
iana, Flerida and Seuth Carolina in 1876,
and afterward te consummate the iniquity
at Washington. They intend te use the
army again this fall, and Hayes will obey
any orders the chiefs may give, no matter
who may be nominated at Chicago, or what
the language of the army bill may pre
scribe. The Republicans in Congress have
stultified themselves unnecessarily.
The second blunder was in reference te
the appointment of special deputy mar
shals, who haye been openly used as elec
tieneering agents, at great cost te the pub
lic treasury. Hitherto they have been ap
pointed by the marshals, and in large
cities have generally been chosen from the
worst portion of the community. The
Democrats proposed te divide them politi
cally, and te require geed moral character
as a condition of appointment, and te con
fer the power of appointment en the
United States courts. The Republicans
fought the preposition fiercely and were
In both these cases the fight was renewed
in the Heuse after the bills came back
amended from the Senate. The Republi
cans were net satisfied with one defeat in
each instance, or with a single exposure of
their felly. They were contending for
party advantages, and sought te obtain
them at any sacrifice. They failed, and by
this factious resistance warned their ad
versaries what may be expected in the elec
toral contest a few months hence.
In Bradford Geerge W. Hutchisen,
aged thirty-six, committed suicide by
poison. He was despondent from financial
The Senate has cenfirmed the appoint
ments of P. P. Smith, esq., of Honesdale,
as supervisor of the census of the Fifth dis
trict of Pennsylvania. This makes the
fourth Democratic supervisor for Pennsyl
vania and completes the list of supervisors
for the state.
Henry Reese, a young man from Phila
delphia, was drowned in the Delaware.
He was sailing in a sail beat with a com
panion when it upset. Aid was sent by the
shad fishermen, but before assistance
could reach him he sank.
Jacob Hill, 47 years old, of 1413 Cabet
street, Philadelphia, found drowned in the
Delaware at Allegheny avenue en 3Ienday,
had been melancholy and had attempted
te cut his threat. Before he left home the
day of the drowning he took a piece of
Annie Bergenstock, a pretty girl of
AHentewn, is believed te have drowned
herself in the Lehigh canal. She has been
missing from home, and her hat aud shawl
were found in the Lehigh canal. Te the
shawl was pinned a note full of loving
words for "dear Charlie," or Charles Die
fenderfer, of Easten.
Ferest fires are again raging with in
creased vigor in the Blue mountains in the
vicinity of Wind Gap. It is one of the
most destructive fires in that section this
year and is causing immense destruction
of valuable lumber land. Hundreds of
acres are already under flames. The light
of the fires is plainly visible in Easten.
A man supposed te be L. C. Barstow,
and who belongs in Wilkesbarre, Luzerne
county, committed suicide by sheeting
himself through the head with a revolver
in a field near Browning & Brethers' log
wood mills, en. Cooper's creek, N. J., De
ceased was apparently about 28 years of
age, and had en his person a geld watch
and chain, some small change, and a letter
directed te him in a lady's handwriting?
Intense excitement exists in the Lykens
Valley coal region ever a terrible explosion
of gas at the Short Mountain colliery, op
erated by the Lykens Valley coal company,
which resulted in the instant death of
three men and the fatal injury of two
ethers. The names of the men killed are :
Geerge West, aged 38 years, who leaves a
wife and six children'; Simen Kneilly,
aged 30 years, who leaves a wife and
three children; Michael Douglass, aired
40 years, who leaves a wife and two children.
William Greer and Themas Carter, from
New Yerk via Pittsburgh, struck Titus
vills at a point above the race track. The
enterprising pair had walked from Cerry,
and they went into a barn net far from the
track. Carter made an attempt te get a
blanket under which the couple might
have a sneeze. In this attempt he fell
through a hole in the hay-mew and de
scended about fifteen feet, striking en the
wheels of a wagon which was stewed
underneath, and breaking his legs se that
he lied.
Themas Fennel, foreman at the Richard
son colliery, was shot by a concealed assas
sin. The ball passed through the hip,
making a painful though net necessarily
fatal wound. Fennel's father was com
pelled te flee from the coal region several
weeks age en account of acting as a juror
in the case of Munley, a Mellie Maguiie,
convicted and hanged in 1877 for the mur
der of Sanger, mine boss. This is the sec
ond attempt en the life of young Fennel
since his father's flight, and is supposed te
be the work of revenge by Mellie Ma
Editorial Views of the Democratic State
Columbia Herald, Dem.
The ticket is the most popular at the
tail, and we should net be surprised te see
Cel. Dechert elected we can only hope for
Touching a Responsive Chord.
Altoenu. Sun, Pcm.
The undiluted and ringing utterances of
the Democracy of Pennsylvania expressed
in the admirable platform adopted at the
recent state convention, thrills the Demo
cratic heart throughout the union and
brings back responsive echoes from every
state. It is a prophecy of the victory cer
tain te come in November and an earnest
of what may be expected of the country at
Ne Ofllca-Sceker Ner Log-Iteller.
Pottsville Chronicle, Dem.
It is the men who dance attendance en
political conventions who, as a rule, re
ceive the honors of their party, and as a
class they are the least deserving of them.
The idea of Judge Black joining the grand
army of office-seekers, and leg-rolling and
intriguing for the presidency is something
se incongruous with his character that no
one who knows him would entertain it for
a moment. Jeremiah S. Black is one of
the few men in this country who are above
the presidency.
A Geed Omen.
Lebanon Advcrtisei, Dcin.
When men like Franklin B. Gewcn. Jehn
M. Hutchinson, Wm. A. Wallace, Samuel
J. Randall, A. II. Dill, and ethers of like
prominence and influence, atteudthe Dem
ecratic state convention in the interest of
peace and hatmany, and accomplish the
object te the saticfactien of the entire
party, the prospects for a grand victory in
November are immensely increased. Ne
matter who the nominee of the Cincinnati
convention may be the partyinPennslyvania
will enter the contest as one man, and
doing se will be invincible. This state is by
no means certain for the Republican candi
date, and the country will see that by No
vember it will be debatable ground, with
the prospects greatly in favor of the Dem
ocratic candidate.
Intimidating Witnesses.
In Wayne county, Ky., a man named
Powell, who was the witness of a murder
last fall, of Hutchinson by Phillips.has been
begged and threatened by Phillips, in order
te keep him from testifying. Powell re
fused te leave the country or accept a
bribe. On Thursday night a party of six
or seven masked men attacked Powell's
house and broke in the deer with a rail,
when Powell struck thiee of them down
with an axe. Mrs. Powell was shot in the
arm. The maskers retreated but again re
turned, when Powell shot and killed the
leader, who proved te be Jehn Willsmith.
The ethers ran off. Mrs. Powell pulled a
handkerchief off the face of one of the men
and says it was Phillips.
Frem Our Regular Correspondent,
Miss Susan Shoekers, aged nineteen,
eldest daughter of Samuel Shoekers, of
this place, who died of pneumonia at her
father's residence last Saturday, was
buried at the Mount Jey cemetery yesterday
afternoon. The funeral services were held
in the Presbyterian church, and were con
ducted by Revs. W. B. Browne and W. H.
Aspril, the former preaching an impress
ive sermon. When a parting leek was
taken there was intense sorrowing and
slowly and sadly a long precession followed
the corpse te her last resting place.
On Tuesday morning Mrs. Annie Mor Mer Mor
eon, wife of Jehn Morten, of Maytown,
died at her home in that village, aged
about forty years. She will be interred en
Thursday morning.
A vicious horse took held of the left arm
of Geerge Frey, shoemaker, of this place,
en last Monday, and bit it severely. Fer
a while Geerge was in a dangerous and
awkward position, and the mere he hit the
brute the firmer was the arm held. Mr.
Witmercame te his rescue which was
made only after the animal had received a
severe drubbing.
Benjamin Hostetter, of Mount Jey, is
repairing his grist mill in Raphe town
ship. On the farm of Benjamin D. Hershcy,
east of town, where the storm did se much
damage some two weeks age, a large to
bacco shed will be erected.
Rev. M. P. Deyle, pastor of the U. B.
church, is booked for a lecture te be de
livered at the Lebanon Valley college, Ann
ville, en June 7. .
Last night Rev. S. H. C. Smith, of the
First M. E. church, delivered an interest
ing lecture en ' A Yeung Man in Search
of a Wife," in the M. E church at this
Leaky Water Mains.
On Monday night the packing of one of
the joints of the 24-inch water main lead
ing from the city water works te the res
ervoir, was blown out en the hill near the
almshouse, and last night two mere joints
were blown out, compelling a suspension
of pumping through the large main from
2 o'clock yesterday afternoon until mid
night last night, at which time the main
had been repaired. During the continu
ance of the break in the large main water
was pumped by the small Worthington
pump through the 12-inch main, and se
well did it de its work that a very censid
erable gain was made in the height of the
water in the reservoir.
Burning of a Belldinc en Cherry Alley The
Children's Heme Damaged by Fir.
This morning shortly after 2 o'clock fire
was discovered in a new brick building sit
uated en Cherry alley, between Chestnut
and Walnut streets, owned by A. W. Rns
sel. A portion of the building, which is
as large as a geed sized tobacco warehouse
was occupied by Lewis Sylvester as a te
bacce resweating establishment, and in
part of it Miller Fraim had a lock manu
factory. When the fire was first discov
ered it was in the garret and was very
small. Fer this reason it could net be seen
for any great distance and the firemen
were slew in going te it. After it had burn
ed for about 15 minutes the flames shot
through the reef and they could be secu
all ever the city. When the fire compa
nies arrived they went te work quickly
and for mere than half an hour streams of
water were thrown upon the fire which was
finally extinguished. The reef was en
tirely consumed as was the fleer between
the garret and the second story. A large let
of new cigar moulds which were owned by
Mr. Sylvester ware stored en the garret,
and were almost all burned. On the
second fleer there was a let of tobacco in
cases and it was thoroughly soaked. The
machinery used in resweating process was
also damaged by water &c. Mr. Fraim
had a large stock of locks, iron &c, en
hand and these together with the
machinery have suffered largely
from the water as they have all rusted.
The building, which was but recently
erected, was insured for $800. Mr. Sylves
ter had an insurance of $1000 en the tobacco,
and he estimates his less at between $500
and $1)00. There was no insurance en the
cigar moulds, which were valued at $500.
The machinery had an insurance of $200.
Mr. Fraim had an insurance of $2,300 en
his stock, machinery, &c, and the less will
probably be from one-third te one-half of
that amount.
Ne one knows hew the fire originated,
but it is likely that it was set en fire. The
building was all right in the even
ing, and when the watchman
passed it shortly befeie 2 o'clock
he saw no signs of fire. Evidently the
building was fired in the garret among the
cigar moulds. Although fire is used in
the re-sweating establishment, there was
none in the part of the building where the
fire is known te have started.
This seems te be a rather unfortunate
location for a building as it has been but
about six months since a tobacco ware
house en the same spot was burned.
Gives Rise te a Slander Suit.
Lewis Sylvester, one of the sufferers, this
morning, by his counsel, brought an ac
tion in the court of common pleas against
Wm. H. Pennock and W. W. Shallus,
workmen in Fraim's lock works. He
charges in his affidavit that they falsely,
maliciously and slanderously accused him
of feloniously setting fire te his building,
saying that " he ( meaning Sylvester) has
set fire te his own building, and we can
prove it." The defendants were admitted
te bail, in their own recognizance, by Judge
Messrs. Shallus and Pennock deny that
they used this language. What they did
say, according te their statement, was
that Sylvester's oil set fire te it. He
burns gasoline or some such oil in lamps
used for sweating tobacco, and has several
ban-els of it stored en the premises near
the building. The warehouse or its con
tents were en fire last Saturday and previ
ously from these lamps, and some persons
are of the opinion that the last disastrous
conflagration may have accidentally arisen
from the same causes, or that at least the
incendiaries used some of this oil in start
ing the fire.
Mr. Sylvester says he left the place yes
terday at 3 p. m., and the building was
closed at C p. m. by a boy in his employ,
who has the only key te it. The lamps
used in sweating tobacco are kept in the
cellar, three floors below the place where
the fire broke out, and they were found
just as they had been left last evening.
The Children's Heme en Fire.
This morning between one and two
o'clock a fire occurred at the Children's
Heme, in a frame building situated in the
rear of the main building. It originated in
the flooring, between the first and second
fleer, which was burned through, and it
then burned between the plastering and
frame work until it reached the third
fleer. The fire was discovered by one of
the inmates who was awakened by hearing
a large picture drop, the cord of which
had been burned off. The man who is em
ployed at the Heme, together with a num
ber of the larger boys, then attempted te
extinguish the fire, but were unable te de
se, and the man then came te town for as
sistance. He went te the American hose
house, and finding the deer open, began te
ring the bell. The members of the com
pany were seen en hand and the engine
was run out te the Heme when the fire
was extinguished just as it reached the
deer leading te the main building. The
house was considerably damaged by
fire, but the less has net been estimated.
It was insured.
The fire is supposed te have been caused
by the igniting of matches which mice had
carried between the plastering and the
An Alarm System Wanted.
It was clearly shown last night by the
lateness of the firemen in reaching these
fires that they stand in need of some
means by which they can be made aware
of the location of a fire before it has gain
ed headway. The damage by neither fire
would have been se great had the firemen
been able te learn of their progress before
they did, and this experience furnishes a
very geed argument for a fire alarm tele
graph such as it is proposed te have erect
ed in this city.
Ascension Day.
Te-morrow, being the religious festival of
Ascension Day, will be observed by the
churches of the city. There will be no
exercises in the public schools and many
of the children will go Maying.
St. Stephen's church, college campus,
services at 10 a. m. Sermon by Rev.
Thes. G. Apple, D. D.
There will be a service of song and
prayer, under the auspices of Rockland
Undenominational Sunday school, in the
public school building, East Orange street,
between Plum and Ann streets, te-morrow
evening, commencing at 7:45 o'clock.
Stocking Streams with Bass.
This morning County Solicitor Hugh R.
Fulton left this city en the 10 o'clock
train, taking with him about a hundred
large black bass, which he will place in
the streams in the lower part of the coun
ty. The fish came from the state hatchery
at James Duffy's park in Marietta.
tirade of Pupils.
The following is the pcrcentage of the
boys' secondary school, Rockland street,
for the month of April, 1880 :
Menree Hirsh lOOgJames Stewart 57
Harry Xreager 99
Edwin Garvin 90
U Zelleru se
S Gechnuur se
Harry Gibsen 50
Harry Snyder. 41
Win Dinfcleberg 40
Walter llatenian.... 40
Edward Bursk 40
Albert Clay 40
Chas Ilellinger 40
Chas. Myers 40
Gee Leber 40
Ed Parker 40
J Sample 40
m..... Tim..,- An
Wm Sell SO
Lawrence Goes..
rretl Pyier
Eddie sprecuer...
Frank Seigler
T Humphreyville
Leicester Lensr ...
Jehn Colie te,
uee ureiner.
'.'. l!ciM3McIjinhli"n" 40
l nesenstein
Sherman Edirerlev. tinliTnrrv llmlnn -20
60 FranKiHerncii w
jiauHiiicaiu ee'iiarrv Jicceuiser... a
f. ..!.. ,. -!T . ..
Henry Brown.
Frank Sullivan le
H Mercer
Will Killinger..
.V liennlman 10
James Garvin.
. 91
. 85
. SO
Frank Casper
Sam'i Metzgar...
Harry Wingert...
Heward Snyder .
Frank Sainton...
Luther V 11 lee
Alfred Faiildinir
iiwrence Kulin..
Mm Waltz
Gee. E. Winger. 30
Herbert Gest..
. 80
Edward Ehrisman.
Harry Halbach
G ee Yeajicr
.. 60
Harry Lindcmuth
iiarrv Jtriics
Gee Keen
Gee Best
Walter Ilellinger.
Frank Keitr.
Gee Callahan
Chas Peacock
Chas Ewens
Fred Uner
4Will Zecher
Curtis Weise
Jacob Husten
Gee Kmitz
. 44
Will Weiie
Clias llitz
Frank Spilllnger...
Will Beitzcl
Chas Kcidcl ,
. 44
. 4:
Emery Smith 35
.lOOiChurles Miller.
Jehn Imiiiel
Will Zellers
Harry Sluiub ,
Cliaiies Shaetfcr...
Flinn MrXeal
Arthur Villee
Peter Deltz ,
Jehn Landau
Henry Goes
Jehn Villee.
Harry Burns
Willi Hammend.
Martin Bare
. 9S
. US
Harry Powell
. UijHarry Killian
. 9-' Leuis Uippcl
. 9e Philip Schauta
.100 Frank Ilunglifcfa..
.100 Charles WendiU..
Jehn Adams
Kddie Keintricd
Herbert Kne...
Gee Byerly
Walter Ce
Wm WiNeu
.loe, Harry Keller..
Jehn Shirley..
. 95
Lloyd Keller...
Htirrv Kulin...
Joint Hetter...
Jehn Marks...
Frederick Ublunder 91
Jehn Martin :. Du
rnmk Zeclier 9
Netice te Magistrates.
At a meeting of the beard of prison in
spectors en Monday the following pre
amble and resolution were adopted :
Whereas, The mayor and alderman of
the city of Lancaster and certain justices
of the peace of the county of Lancaster
daily commit large numbers of vagrants,
under the guise of drunken and diserdery
erseiis, te the Lancaster county prison,
instead of sending them te the workhouse
te break stones for the county ;
Resolved, That the prison solicitor be in
structed te call the attention of said mag
istrates te the charge delivered te the grand
jury by his honor Judge Livingston, oil
April IS), 1880, and te the subsequent re
port of the grand jury after investigating
this subject ; that the prison solicitor be
further instructed te take such measuics
as will in his judgment relieve the over
crowded prison and secure the enforcement
of the law as laid down by the court.
In accordance with the above resolution
the prison solicitor has sent the following
notice te the mayor and aldermen of tin;
city and the justices of the county :
17 North Duke Street, )
Lancaster, Pa., May 4, 1878. j
Dem: Sin. In compliance with a resolu
tion of the beard of prison inspectors
passed yesterday, a copy of which I enclose
you are respectfully requested te send all
vagrants brought before you te the county
workhouse instead of the prison.
The law en this subject will be strictly
enforced, and the commitment of vagrants
under the names of drunken and disorder
ly persons will be resisted en every in
stance. Respectfully yours,
W. F. Beyer,
Prison Solicitor-
"Dismissed Cases.'
Seme of the magistrates object te the
publication of the fees paid te them by the
county for "dismissed cases." They say.
with truth, that in a large number of cases
reported and paid far as " dismissed," the
defendants have been committed te the
county jail or workhouse for periods rang
ing from five te ninety days, and that such
cases ought net te be classed as dismissed.
The county commissioners, however, con
sider all cases net returned te court, as
" dismissed " by the magistrates hearing
them, and the costs are accordingly paid
by the county en presentation of the mag
istrate's bill ; whereas the costs in court
cases are liable te be paid by the prosecu
tor, the defendant or the county, as a
jury may determine.
It is due te Mayer MacGonigle te say
that all fees and costs received from the
county by him are covered into the city
treasury, ami net one cent of them gees te
the benefit of the mayor.
Lancaster County Cases Argued Yesterday.
In the supreme court yesterday the fol
lowing cases from Lancaster county weie
argued, the counsel appearing as named
below :
Wiley's appeal. Lancaster. J. Hay
Brown for appellant, W. Aug. Atlcc for
appellee, II. M. North in reply.
Bemberger vs. Nash & Brether. Lan
caster. W. R. Wilsen for plaintiff in er
ror. W. Aug. Atlee for defendant in error.
Wall & Ursner vs. Staley. Lancaster.
Geerge Nauman for plaintiff in error, W.
Aug. Atlee for defendant in error.
Borough of Columbia's appeal. Lancas
ter. A. J. Kaufhnan for appellant, II. M.
North for appellee, W. Aug. Atlee in re
ply. Hanover Junction and Susquehanna
railroad company vs. KaulTclt. Lancaster.
Geerge Nauman for plaintiff in error, J.
Hay Brown and II. M. North for defend
ant. Same vs. Magee. Submitted en previ
aus argument.
lie is Thankful.
The following touching letter is publish"
ed in the Yerk Dispatch as a tribute from
a grateful husband te detective skill :
Mr. Editor : I came te Yerk the first
part of last week in search of my wife, who
cloned with a man by the name of D. T.
Moere en the l'Jth of March. After search
ing in vain for her I -was very much dis
couraged, and called en Officer II. C.
Ginter, of the Ninth ward, te assist
me in the recovery of my truant
wife. I left him at Ephrata en
Thursday last, and this evening I received
a dispatch from the officer stating that lie
had secured both Moere and my wife at
Pottsville, Schuylkill co., and would ar
rive at Lancaster wiin mem iu-Mierruw
evening, May tfd. I cannot give Officer
Gintcreneugh credit for hunting this case
for me. He is a credit te your town of
Yerk. He also captured with them about
30 letters, which they had in their posses
sion. These letters, discover the plot of
elopement, and all parties who are accesso
ries. The elopement had been planned for
ever a vear. Yours respectfully.
May 2il, 18S0. C. C. Sneadek.
A Ninth IVard View or It.
"Plate sin with geld and the strong
lance of justice hurtless breaks. Arm it
in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it."
Referred te the pardon mill at Harrisburg.
Ninth Ward.
It was Jehn W. Greff, and net Levi W.
Greff, who, having been divorced from his
wife Lizzie, was ordered te pay her ex
penses and attorney fees.