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Velnme XVI-Ne. 212.
LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1880.
Price Twe Cents.
PUBLISHED EVERT EVENING,
BY STEINMAN St HENSEL,
intelligencer Building;, Southwest Cerner of
The Dailt Intelligencer is lurnished te
subscribers in the City et Lancaster and sur
rounding towns, accessible by Railroad and
Dally Stage Lines at Tex Cents -Per Week,
payable te the Carriers, weekly. By Hail, $5 a
year in advance : emerwise, .
Kntered at the pest office at Lancaster, Pa., as
feceenil class mail matter.
2-The STEAM JOB PRINTING DEPART
MENT et this establishment possesses unsur
passed facilities for the execution of all kinds
of Plain and Fancy Printing.
I) It. MARTIN,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
LUMBER AND COAL.
49-Yard : Ne. 420 North Water and Prince
streets, above Lemen, Lancaster. n3-lyd
COAL! COAL! COAL! COAL!
Ceal of the Itest Quality put up expressly
for family use, and at the low
est market prices.
TRY A SAMPLE TON.
- YAUD 150 SOUTH WATUl ST.
ne-S-lyd PHILIP SCHUM, SON & CO.
JUST RECEIVED AFINX LOT OF HALED
HAY AND STRAW, at
M. F. STEIGERWALT & SON'S,
FLOUR, GRAIN AND COAL,
2.J4 NORTH. WATER STREET.
CS-Western Fleur a Specialty. rs27-lyd
" COHO & WILEY,
3B0 SOUTH TATi:K ST., Lancaster, Fa.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
LUMBER AND OOAL.
Alse, Contractors and ltuilders.
Estimates made and contracts undertaken
en all kinds of buildings,
llnmch eniee : Ne. 3 NORTH DUKE ST.
COAL! - - - COAL!!
GORRE0HT & CO.,
ter Geed and Cheap Ceal. Yard ILirrKburg
Otliec 2Ui East Chestnut Street.
P. W. GOltRECHT, Agt.
.1. II. RILEY.
W. A. KELLER.
ItOOIiS AND STATIONERY.
New, Plain and Fancy
Alse, Velvet and Ea-tlake
PICTURE FRAMES AND EASELS.
L. M. FLYNN'S
HOOK AND STATIONERY STOKE,
Ne. 42 WEST KING STKEET.
O FECIAL NOTICE !
A FINE LINE OF
AND FOR SALE AT THE ROOK STORE
JOM BAER'S SOBS,
15 and 17 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
WALTER A. HEINITSH
New Glass Reller
ON ALL FURNITURE. TRY THEM
JSHEast King Street.
Over High & Mai tin's.
H. S. SHIRK'S
202 WEST KING STREET,
Has the Laugest and Cheapest Stock el all
kinds of CARPETS in Lancaster. Over
100 Pieces of Brussels
en hand, as low as S1.00 and upwards.
Carpets made te order at short notice. Will
also pay 10 cents ler Extra Carpet Rags.
9"Give us a trial.
202 WEST KING STREET.
CHINA AND GLASSWARE.
A new line of
DON'T FAIL TO SEE TIIEM"!
HIGH & MARTIN,
Ne. 15 EAST KING STREET.
DR. S. B. FOREMAN,
(PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON),
Removed Irem Ne. 18 Seuth Prince street te
Ne. 211 West King street, Lancaster, Pa.
MONDAY, APRIL 5.
Having just icturncd from the New Yerk
Woolen Market. I am new prepared te exhibit
one of the Rest Selected Stocks of
Surii anil Sum Me,
Ever brought te this city. Nene but the very
in all the Leading Style. Pi ices as low as the
low est, and all goods warranted as represent
Ne. 51 North Queen Street.
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
We have fet sale for the coming seasons sm
Immense Stock et
of our own manufacture, which comprises the
Latest and 3let
Come and see our
which is larger and compo-ed of the best styles
te be leund in the city."
D. B. Metier & Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE.
WALL FAFERS, c.
WE ARE 15ETTER PRE1AREI TO
Meet the wants of the people than any
season heretofore. Our line is larger than
usual, and in
w c have the New Patterns ler the Spring in an
endless line te select Irem.
of every description, in Cerner and Rand, six
and seven feet in length.
Plain Goods by the yard in all colors and
idths. Paper Curtains te the trade at Factory
the Newest. I5et and Cheapest Cornice made.
Easily adjusted te lit any Window up te five
Curtain Poles, 1J and 2 inches, in Ebony
and Polished Walnut, Rings, Brackets, and
Fancy Ends Complete.
PIER AND MANTEL MIRRORS.
Orders taken for any size at Lew Prices.
PHARES W. FRY,
Ne. 57 NORTH QUEEN ST.
ROUES, JtLAJfKETS, AC.
IGN OF THE BUFFALO HEAD.
1 have new en hand the Largest, Best and
Cheapest Assortment et Lined and Unlincd
BUFFALO ROBES in the city. Alse LAP
AND HORSE BLANKETS of every descrip
tion. A full line et
Trunks and Satchels,
Harness, Whips, Cellars, &e.
49-Uupalring neatly and promptly done.-E
108 Nertli Queen St., Lancaster.
WM. P. FRATT.EY'S
MONUMENTAL MARBLE WORKS
758 Nerm y ueeu Street, Lancaster, Pa.
MONUMENTS. HEAD AND FOOT STONES,
CEMETERY LOTS ENCLOSED, &c.
All work guaranteed and satisfaction gi en
n every particular.
N. B. Remember, works at the extreme end
f North Queen street. m301
TOY LOCHER'S RENOWNED COUGH
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1880.
MEETING OP BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Lawyer Reynolds Declares the Beard Power
lets te Cempel Superintendent AVick
ersham te Perform His Duty
The Scheel Tax Rate
Fixed Election of
SAMUEL J. TLLDEN.
HI Health, Habltt and mode of Living
Pen Portrait of the Sage of Gram
erey Park French Wit
The Scheel Beard.
The beard of directors of Lancaster
school district met in common council
chamber last evening. The following named
members were present :
Messrs. D. G. Baker, P. D. Baker, Coch
ran, Eberman, Erismau, Evans, Harris, D.
Ilartman, J. I. Hartman, Jacksen, John John
seon, Levergood, Marshall, McCemsey, Mc
Conomy, Morten, Reimensnyder, Rhoads,
Richards, Samson, Schmid Slaymaker,
Smeych, Snyder, Spurrier, Westliaeiler,
Wilsen, C. Zecher, Gee. W. Zechcr, and
The reading of the minutes and the re
ports of the visiting committee was dis
Mr. Evans, from the finance committee,
presented the following bills, which hav
ing been examined and approved by the
committee, were ordered te be paid : Lan
caster gas company, for gas, $8.40; W.
W. Ferris, historical chaits for high school
$47 ; Henry Glazier, two leads et weed ;
Daniel Appleton & Ce., for Henslowe's
botanical chart $11.34 ; C. F. Eberman,
services as secretary, $50 ; Lancaster city
for use of water, $82.03 ; Jeseph Samson,
brushes, $8.83 ; Edwin Boekmoyer, glaz
Mr. Evans presented, also fiem the lin
auce committee, the following resolution
fixing the rate of tax for school pur
"HeseUed, That for the year commencing
with the lirst day of June, 1880, the rate
of taxation for school purposes in the Lan
caster school district shall be assessed
thicc mills en the ical and personal
eitate of the district, and en all ether ob
jects of taxation at the rate fixed by law ;
and that te all persons who shall pay their
taxes en or before the first day of August,
iu said year, an abatement of five percent,
shall be allowed, and after that date until
the first date of September, following, the
full amount will be required ; and te all
taxes remaining unpaid at that time, five
per cent, shall be added."
The resolution was unanimously agreed
Mr. Evans also picsented the following
opinion by Samuel II. Reynolds, esq., rel
ative te State Superintendent AVicker
sham's refusal te draw his warrant for the
amount of state appropriation due Lancas
ter school district :
Te Rebert A. Evans, A. J. Ehcrly and Dr.
Henry Carpenter, Committee of Beard of
Directors of Public Schools of Lancaster
Gentlemen I have carefully examined
the question you have submitted : ' Can
Hen. James V. Wickcrsham, superintend
ent of public instruction of the state of
Pennsylvania, be compelled by mandamus
te issue a warrant for the amount of the
state appropriation due the school district
of Lancaster city, which, for some reason
known only te himself, he withholds ?' '
and have arrived at the conclusion that,
under the laws of this commonwealth and
the decisions of the supreme court having
reference thereto, the school district is
without remedy te compel the state super
intendent te perform this ministerial duty.
Prier te the adoption of the constitution
of 1873, the powers of the supreme court,
derived from the act of 1722, were ample te
meet the exigencies of this case, and it is
te be very much regretted that by the
previsions of the new constitution the peo
ple are deprived "of one of the highest
forms of remedy essential te the interests
of a republic."
By the third section of the fifth article
of the constitution the supreme court
" shall have original jurisdiction in cases
of injunction when a corporation is a party
defendant, of habeas corpus, of mandamus
te courts of inferior jurisdiction and of quo
warrante as te all officers of the common
wealth whose jurisdiction extends ever the
state, but shall net exercise any ether
Under this section the jurisdiction of
the supreme court in mandamus is re
stricted te courts of inferior jurisdiction
within the state. Cem'th ex. rel. Butler
vs. Hartrauft, governor, 27 P. F. S. 134.
It being settled that the supreme court
has no jurisdiction, have the courts of
common pleas jurisdiction te issue writs
of mandamus te state officers ?
That the superintendent of public in
struction is a state officer no one will pre
tend te deny. He is appointed by the
governor, under the 8th section of the 4th
article of the constitution b3r and with the
advice and consent of two-thirds of the
senators for a general state purpose, aud
the jurisdiction of his office extends
throughout the commonwealth.
An examination of the law shows that
courts of common pleas never had the
right te issue writs of mandamus te any
state officers. Wolf vs. Cem'th 14, P. F.
The act of June 14, 1830, declares that
they (courts of common pleas) " shall
within their respective counties have the
like powers with the supreme court te issue
writs of mandamus te all officers and mag
istrates, elected or appointed in and for
the respective county, or in and for any
townships, district or place within such
county, and te all corporations being or
having their chief place of business within
Their jurisdiction is limited te the cases
mentioned in the said act of Assembly.
Cem'th vs. Wickcrsham, W. N. C, vel. 7,
The prevision et the new constitution
te which we have referred, having abro
gated the power which the supreme court
once held for the protection of the people
against the exercise of an arbitrary dis dis
sentien or erroneous judgment without
conferring it te any ether tribunal, the
school district of Lancaster city must pa
tiently await the action of the state super
intendent, whose sense of duty we may
hope will ere long compel him te obey
the law. Upen this subject the common
wealth is very much in need of some di
Samuel H. Reynolds.
Lancaster, April 27, 1880.
Mr. Slaymaker, from the building com
mittee, reported that Mr. Davis, the archi
tect of the New Lemen street schoolhouse,
was preparing working drawings of the
same and would have them ready for the
buildeis in about two weeks.
On motion of Mr. J. I. Ilartman the rules
recently drafted, for the government of
the beard and the schools were referred
back te the special committee with in
structions te add such additional rules as
may be necessary te define the duties and
powers of the city superintendent."
On motion of Mr. McCemsey two addi
tional members were added te the com
mittee en rules. The chair appointed
jlessrs. Jlcuemsey and w usen.
The president announced the visiting
committees for the ensuing three months
as fellows :
Northeast Division Jehn W. Jacksen
(chairman), Charles Schwebel, Jeseph
Schmid, J. M. Westhaeffer.
Southeast Division Wm. A. Morten
(chairman), Wm. B. Wiley, H. Z. Rhoads,
Jeseph Samson, Rev. C. Reimensnyder.
Southwest Division David Hartman
(chairman), Peter McCouemy, Geerge
W. Zecher, Daniel Smeych, A. K. Spur
rier. Northwest Division Marriett Brosius
(chairman), Alex. Harris, P. D. Baker, E.
G. Snyder, Geerge Yeisley.
A communication from Messrs. Perter &
Coates relative te having Raub's arithme
tic and ether of their publications intro
duced into the Lancaster schools was re
ferred te the book committee.
A communication from Prof. Buehrle ac
cepting the position of city superintendent,
te which he was recently elected, was
An invitation from the committee of
Pest 84, G. A. R., te the beard te attend
and participate iu the ceremonies of deco
rating the soldiers' graves was read and
The resignation of Miss Emma V. Leon Leen
ard, first assistant in the East Orange
street primary school, was presented and
Miss Sarah Smith, second assistant, was
promoted first assistant te fill the vacancy.
Fer the position of second assistant all
applicants were placed in nomination. A
vote being taken resulted in the election of
Miss Ilarkins, she receiving 18 votes te 12
cast for all ether candidates.
Sketched by One of His Friends.
Fer the Intellieecer.
Samuel J. Tilden is strong enough te get
out of his bed and dress himself aud eat a
hearty breakfast about eight o'clock every
morning. He receives and talks with all
his friends who call, from half-past eight
te one or two o'clock. He often has dur
ing that time from a half dozen te a score
of callers with whom he discusses politics,
law, literature and the gcneial news of the
day. At one or two o'clock he gees down
town and spends an hour or two, transact
ing in that time enough business te tire
out an ordinary hearty man He comes
home, glances at a mass of correspondence,
dictates answers te scores of letters, aud
then gees out for an hour or two ride
often en horseback. He returns and takes a
nap, dresses for dinner, at which he always
cutci tains a friend or two, and then re
ceives callers or gees out te the theatie or
for social visits. He rarely retires befere
11 o'clock and then usually reads himself
te sleep. With all this he finds time net
only te leek after the details of a half
dozen law-suits for himself, but te give ad
vice en important legal points te scores of
clients. There is net a book of any value
published in this country or England
that he does net buy and glance at. Drep
in en him when you will, if he is net
otherwise engaged you will find him with
a book. This is the ordinary routine of
Mr. Tilden's life. I venture te say that there
has net been a day for two years that has
found him in bed after 8 o'clock in the
morning. He may have been confined te
tlie house by cold or threat trouble, but
never anything mere serious, and yet he is
net a strong hearty man. He has never
been that. Frem infancy he has been
troubled with ills that annoy if they de net
As for his having determined te decline
being a candidate and te select his succes
sor,! am sure that there is -no man living
net even his own brother, who has his un
limited confidence who is authorized te
make any such statement. That he firmly
believes he can have the nomination at
Cincinnati if he wants it, I am morally cer
tain. Whether or net he wants it I frankly
confess I have never been able te decide.
One thing is quite certain he don't lay
awake at night thinking about it. G.
New Yerk, May 4, 1880.
Paris Wit and (jessip.
Translated and Adapted Frem the Pari
At a hotel in Berdeaux the garcon com
ing into a traveler's room in the morning
asks him if he has slept well.
" Slept? I should say net," was the
reply ; "a mouse kept up such a racket all
night that I couldn't close my eyes."
"Is it possible?" said the garcon;"
"and we are se careful here. I assure
you it is the first time "
"Oh, nevermind; I never can sleep well
in a strange bed. The little fellow rather
amused me than otherwise."
An hour afterward the gentleman, who
was going away, went te the office te pay
"Eight francs for a chamber en the
third fleer for one night ? It's preposter
ous." " Monsieur has apparently forgotten the
mouse which amused him last night."
The late rigorous winter in Paris did
much damage te the Jardin des Plantcs.
The menagerie there has lest within the
past few months a hippopotamus which cost
30,000 francs, a bear which cost 29,000
francs, two liens which cost 3,000 francs,
five gazelles, a panther, and two swans,
net te mention many kangaroos, antelopes
A sum of C0,C00 francs is te be expend
ed en the transformation of the morgue.
The bodies will be preserved exactly in the
state in which they are discovered, for sev
eral months, by remaining iu an artificial
atmosphere of compressed air, cooled te a
Y., a jelly geed fellow, but a terrible
Bohemian, explains :
"It is only necessary te have two
cravats, a white and black. After
awhile the white is se dirty that it is black,
and the black is worn white. Yeu replace
the one with the ether, and there you are
They say in America that it is absurd te
build the Isthmus canal, because ships can
be easily carried ever en a railroad. In
the future then you may expect te hear
some such dialogue as this :
"What sort of a passage, captain?"
" Oh no, but we ran off the track in
" Come along," said D. te Z, ; " let us
go te the club and have a game of bacca
rat." " Ne, I never touch a card."
" What, you a loafer, drunkard, liber
tine, and de net play?"
" What would you ? Nene of us are per
fect." They begged him te sing. He was a
young man intended for the stage and he
had a charming voice. He obliged the
company. A lady from the country could
net conceal her enthusiasm.
" Oh, what a beautiful voice ! Hew old
are you, may I ask ?"
" Certainly ; I am just twenty-two."
" Only twenty-two? Well I can tell you
without flattery, you sing like a man of
A great pianist was playing. It was ob
served that a lady listened te him with the
most profound melancholy.
" Yeu seem fatigued," murmured a fa
cetious friend in her ear.
" I ? eh no, net much ; I have schooled
myself te take my pleasures patiently."
It is a wedding. The lady is young,
amiable, pretty aud lively.
The gentleman is old, ugly and stupid.
" But he will make her very happy,"
said the bride's mother : "widowhood will
become her tee."
Ne. 1K NORTH QUEEN STREET, near P. R.
R. Depot, Lancaster, Pa. Geld, Silver and
Nickel-cased Watches, Chains, Clocks, &c.
Agent ter the celehrated Pantoscepic Specta
cles and Eye-Glase. Repaiiing a specialty,
N UNUSUALLY LAKUE
PINE STOCK OE
At no advance en Old Prices.
B. P. BOWMAN,
106 EAST KING STKEET,
Tj'MPIKK 1IOOK AND LADDER CO.
FOR SALE AT
Jeweler, 20 East King Street,
WATCH3IAKERS, 902 Chest
nut Street, Philadelphia, Deal
ers in American and Geneva
Watches, 18kt. Geld Cases and
the most Reliable Movements;
Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Beys'
Watches, Chronographs, Re
peaters, Chatelaine Watches.
The Lewest Prices, marked in
plain figures, from which there
is no deviation. Orders and in
quiries by mail receive prompt
FOUNDERS AN D MACHINISTS.
SHOP ON PLUM STREET,
Opposite the Locomotive Works.
The subscriber continue'! te manufacture
BOILERS AND STEAM ENGINES,
Fer Tanning and ether purposes ;
Sheet-iron Werk, and
J-Jobbing promptly attended te.
auglS-lyd JOHN BEST.
HOLCSALB AND KKTAIL.
Ne. 227 NORTH PRINCE STREET.
WANAMAKER &. BROWN,
Gentlemen and Beys' Outfitters,
S. E. COKSTER SIXTH AKD MABKET STS.,
We respectfully announce the
Men's and Beys' Clothing for the Spring of 1880,
which has net only the distinction of being the largest, hut has cost ns mere pains-taking care
than any stock we have ever made. We are net content unless each year llnds us improving
and progressing, and 18S0 shows the result of extraeruinary effort te excel.
Te our long practical experience and commodious premises we add net only the advantage et
showing our customers the very largest stock, hut the system of business originated
by MR. JOHN WANAMAKER gives our customers every advantage in
making their purchases at OAK HALL,
1st, The qualities and defects of goods are stated.
2d, One price and only one.
3d, A thorough guarantee given.
4th, Meney refunded if goods are returned.
WAHAIAKEE & BEOWtf.
NEW YORK STORE.
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS.
A CHOICE VARIETY -FOR SELECTION AT
QUICK SELLING PRICES.
New Spring Dress Goods, Summer Silks, New Spring Shawls Shetland Shawl, New
Spring Lawns, Chintzes, and Calicoes, New Spring Hosiery. Summer Underwear, New Spring
Gloves, Laces aud Embroideries, New Spring Styles in Parasols and Sunshades.
WATT, SHAND & COMPANY,
S AND 1 0 EAST KING STREET.
SPKINGr DRY GOODS
HAGER & BROTHER'S,
Xe. 25 WEST KING STREET, LANCASTER.
LADIES' DRESS GOODS!
All the Novelties of the Season in the New Spring Shades. White Goods, Laces, Hosiery
GENTS' WEAR. GENTS' WEAR
Spring Cheviots, French, English and American Suitings, and Clothing in Large Assert
ment. Carpets, Linoleum and Oil Cleths, China and Cocea Mattings and Paper Hangings.
A Large and Complete Stock in alf Departments, and at the Lewest Price.
-Call and examine.
HAGER & BROTHER.
J7 B. MARTIN & CO."
We te-day open a Choice Line of Dres Goods in Silk and Weel Novelties, Summer Silks,
Satins, Trimmings, Cashmere's, ice. New spring Styles et
Lawns, Ginghams, Chintzes, tin.
Cretonnes for Lamhrcqiiins, Fringes, Curtain Poles and Rings, Window Cornices, &c
Spring and Summer Underwear and Hosiery.
J. B. MARTIN & CO.
THE OPINION OF THE LADIES WE HOPE HAS BEEN FULLY CON
FIRMED BY WIDE SPREAD EXPERIENCE THAT
Cheap Mllinery & Trimming Stere
Is the Cheapest and Best Place in the city te buy
lilliaery Goods and Dress Trimmings,
And we will receive daily New Goods and all the Latest Styles, and ladies will find the Largest
Stock and Greatest Variety et Hats, Bennets, Ribbons, Feathers, Flowers, Silks. Satins, Fringes,
Kid and Lisle Thread Gloves, Laces, Embroideries, Tuckings, Puffings, Velvet Neckties,
Ladies' White Tucked Skirts 50c. 73c and 11.00 each, and the Largest Stock of Fancy Dress But But
eons in the city. We constantly keep the Finest Line of
ENGLISH BLACK CREPES,
Only Ceurtauld's Best Makes and at the Lewest Prices. Alse, CTcpc Veils in all Sizes, Crepe
Hats and Bennets constantly en hand and made te order by the best Milliners In the city, as
vre keep no ethers, nor no apprentices te botch your work, at
M. A. HOUGHTON'S
Cheap Millinery and Trimming Stere, 25 K Queen St.
completion of the new stock of
OF NOVELTIES IN