Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, May 08, 1880, Image 2

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Lancaster intelligencer.
Muck Ade Abeat Nothing.
It can hardly be that the people take
as much interest in the West Point Whit
taker case as the West Point officers and
the New Yerk newspapers think they
de. It is a very small matter in its most
important aspect. If Whittaker was net
a negre it would have no importance at
all. But as there are some people who
think it a very high offence for a white
man te abuse a black one, it becomes of
some consequence te show that this par
ticular negre was net maltreated by
white men, and particularly by white
cadets. Cadets, lieing the beneficiaries of
the nation,are deemed by many te be es
pecially called upon te show high consid
eration te the negre, who is a pet and a
fancy of a portion of the taxpayers
whose taxes sustain the military acade
my. Anether view of it is te consider
the cadets as the sons of their white pa
rents and imbued with their ideas and
feelings, and te conclude that when
the white cadets unanimously cut the
negre cadet they but represent the feel
ing of the white voters who govern the
nation, and de just what they would
have thera de. The white voters who
take the negre te their arms are scarce,
but tliey have wonderful lungs
and are capable of making lets of noise.
It is their boisterousness ever this Whit
taker "outrage" that seems te have made
every official hair at West Point te stand
up, and has caused everybody around the
place who ever heard of Whittaker te be
put eji the stand te tell what he knows.
As nobody has been found who knows
anything about his being tied and about
his having his ears considerately cut se
as te bleed the least bit, except Whitta
ker himself, the mass of evidence is net
very instructive. If Whittaker wasn't
a negre, the trial would have been long
age cut short with the conclusion that he
did all the damage te him
self. He had sufficient motive in
the expectation that he would get
enough sympathy te help him te his
commission, which was in great danger.
Then it would have been said of a white
cadet, that if he had net pluck enough te
resist being knocked down and bound
and cut, sufficiently at least te have sum
moned assistance, he was tee chicken
hearted te aspire te be a soldier, and he
would have been expelled with a speed
that would have taken his breath away.
Mr. Whittaker being a negre and down
trodden, it seems is net expected te have
any pluck. He is net asked te resist
being kicked. He is net required
even te cry out when he is
abused se as te awaken the
sleepers in adjacent rooms; but it is
proper deportment in a negre cadet te
suffer patiently and quietly all the cuffs
he gets, and await his revenge in the
morning at the hands of the officers of
the institution, who will be asked te
find out who struck him. If this is the
style of black creature we are educating
te be a soldier, we submit that
the policy is a mistake. It is tee
expensive, and the resultant soldier
is net worth the money. We are
paying tee dear for our whistle. It is
certainly demonstrated te the satisfac
tion of every reasonable being either that
Whittaker is a liar or a poltroon. In
either case he ought te be eliminated
from the corps of cadets, and we fail te
see the propriety of going into this
elaborate inquiry te determine for which
cause he should be set adrift. If any
missionary society wants him because of
his meekness, it may interest it te find
out whether he is a truthful young man.
But if does net interest us. We rather
thinkheisnet. Colored folks' virtue is
net strong in that line, and then his
handwriting is wonderfully like that of
the fellow who wrote him the note of
warninc We are afraid he is a liar.
Needlessly Troubled.
The Pittsburgh Pest is needlessly dis
turbed at the suggestion that Mr. Dill,
chairman of the Democratic state com
mittee, proposes te appoint William Mc
Clelland, late chairman of the commit
tee, as his assistant. We have Mr. Dill's
assurance that he has never thought of
delegating his authority te anybody, and
that the only mention of Capt. McClel
land'sname has been as one of thesevera1
clerks of the committee, which it has
been the practice te allow the chairman
te select for himself. Even this has net
been agreed upon, Mr. Dill considering
the personnel of the organization suffi
ciently important for the consideration
of the whole committee and of all the
elements in the party of the state. Fer
ourselves we de net see why Mr. Dill's
own desires in the matter of cheesing his
clerks should net be accommodated.
He is responsible for the management
of the committee's work and should be
at liberty te select the agents te de it.
Mr. McClelland has experience in the
duties and knowledge of the state and
its people te make him valuable te the
chairman. That he has been a partisan
of Senater Wallace, and therefore net of
the happy family of the Pest, does net
make him ineligible te the place suggest'
ed for him. If the management of the
campaign was te be entrusted te him the
Pest would have reason te complain ;
as we all would should the chairman
thus practically abdicate the place te
which he has been chosen and which he
has accepted. But this is net the case.
Ne one who knows Mr. Dill will suppose
that he does net intend te exercise in his
own person the full authority of his po
sition. Ner is Mr. McClelland the sort of
a man who as a subordinate, would
aim te arrogate te himself the authority
of his chief. There are some men se
self-confident and se aggressive that they
can't think of keeping their feet off the
highest platform in their neighborhood.
Our friend McClelland, however, hasn't
se much spring and audacity about him
and we incline te think that Mr. Dili
would find him quite a comfortable and
reliable assistant. He has served Senater
Wallace se faithfully as te carry ever, in
that fact, a strong recommendation te a
new chief. The chairman cannot be ex
pected te devote all his time te political
work nor te be constantly present at the
committee's headquarters. We expect
him only te give the general orders for
the campaign and te assume the respon
sibility of the work which may be done
by any agents he sees fit te use.
The general public, and especially the
numerous applicants for census enumer
ator in this section, will read with inter
est the facts touching the duties and the
compensation of that office which the
courtesy of Prof. Snowden enables us te
lay before our readers. It will be seen
that the pay is net large for the charac
ter and extent of the work te be done, and
had this fact been known earlier it is likely
the list of applicants would have been
shorter. It will at least assuage the dis.
appointment of the hundred or mere
whose applications cannot be satisfied.
Nevertheless the nature of the duties te
be ierfenned demand fit men, of approv
ed qualifications and integrity. Super
visor Snowden reiterates his determina
tion te regard merit :is the only test and
te appoint his enumerators without re
gard te political consideration. Se mete
it be; and if this purpose is realized some
of the political hucksters who have been
bartering these places around will find
themselves unable te deliver the goods.
Candidates who sold out their chances
for $-50 cash will in any event discover
that they made a geed thing of it. But
caveat anjrter.
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The Harrisburg Patriot is discon
certed ever the highly original dis
covery that the friends of Gen. Han
cock and Mr. Tilden are alike trou
bled ever the attempt of some officious
friends of Speaker Randall te capture the
Pennsylvania delegation te Cincinnati in
his presidential interest, and leave both
Tilden and Hancock in the cold. We
beg the Patriot te keep cool. The Cin
cinnati delegates,the convention thought,
need no instructions, and being for the
most part men of intelligence and inde
pendence, need no danger signals te be
fluttered in their faces. If anybody
comes around instructing them, or advis
ing them, or influencing them, he will
find them in no better mood te have
themselves labeled than was the Harris
burg convention. Fly time isn't at hand
because the short-tailed bull exhibits
The anti-Grant people seem te be get
ting courage te speak out, and in the
New Yerk Senate yesterday Mr. Weed in
arose te a question of privilege, and de
clared the course which he intended te
pursue as a delegate te the Chicago con
vention, which would be te ignore the
unit rule and vote for Blaine. He was
followed by Sessions and Birdsall. But
for all that when Jacobs introduced
strong anti-third-term resolutions the
Republicans feared him as a Greek bear
ing gifts and tabled his resolutions.
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Minister Lewell is at Biarritz with
Mrs. Lewell, who is gradually recovering
her health.
Sketching in the Black forest was one of
Qnecn Victeria's recent recreations at
Wheeler has gene home, and will net
return during the session.
Mile. Nevada, who has just made her
debut in Londen as an opera singer, is
Emma Wixom, of Alpha, Nevada.
While Ralph Waldex Emersen is milk,
ing his two cows, Cablyle contentedly
smokes his old clay pipe.
Themas V. Coepei: is a candidate for a
third term in the state Senate from Dela
ware county. After he gets that he is te
be governor se far as the Republicans
can make it.
Madame Jenny Line is reported te have
said te Mrs. E. A. Osgood, after hearing
her sing in Londen : " Your voice stirred
my soul ; there is no ether voice like yours
te-day for sympathy."
The Lancaster Inquirer announces its
editor, Maj.GniEST, as a candidate for Cen.
gress. It is well that this fact should be
kept before the public in advance of the
primary elections. After the returns are
in it might be discredited.
W. H. Lambert, of Pest 2, G. A. R.,
Philadelphia, who will deliver the Decor
ation Day oration at Lancaster, will also
be orator at Norristown and West Chester.
He speaks in Norristown about neon,
thence te West Chester he gees for an
afternoon speech, and delivers his Lancas
ter oration in the evening. Are orators
getting scarce that they use one se harsh,
The Reading News has this te say about
him : " Majer Adam C. Reineeal, of Lan
caster, is a candidate for the Republican
nomination of state senator iu that county.
His competitor is ex-Renrcsentative
Mylin. The Republicans elected the major
te the Heuse of Representatives some years
age, but he proved untractable, and hew
he expects te pull through without the aid
of the class known ever there as ' some
of the best workers in the ward,' is a
mystery. Maj. Reinoehl has 'brilliant
talents, was an efficient legislator, and his
personal and political record, barring his
partisanship, is without stain. With such
men in the Legislature bribery would be
unknown and the third house could net
A Madman' Brutality.
Themas McBurncy, of Oil City, has been
a very hard drinker, but was recently re
formed and professed religious conversion.
It is thought that his mind became affect
ed by religious excitement, and he has
been very demonstrative of late, acting at
times like an insane man. On Thursday
he called upon a neighbor named Shingle
decker, and spent a couple of hours in his
house. When about te leave he was seized
with one of his insane spells and attacked
Shingledecker's little three-year-old daugh
ter like a madman. McBurney is a pow
erful man, and he beat the child in a ter
rible manner, pounding her in the face and
en the head. Mr. Shingledecker summon
ed assistance, and had the madman arrest
ed. The little girl is shockingly cut and
bruised, and the physicians pronounce her
recovery impossible.
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A Murder Trial Ending With a Marriage
The trial of William McKinney for the
murder of Alfred Smith, ended at Mount
Gilead, Kentucky, yesterday. McKinney
had betrayed Annie Smith, and her father
drove them both from his residence last
Christmas. It was in evidence that Smith
stabbed McKinney, who then shot the for
mer. Annie was a witness te the killing,
and has been living with the accused. In
an argument McKinney's counsel begged
the jury te let the boy go free, and prom prem
ised that if they did, he and Annie
would marry. The jury gave a verdict of
net guilty, and immediately McKinney
and the daughter of the murdered man
stepped before the bench and were de-1
dared man and wife by the judge.
The coming general assembly of the
Presbyterian church will be a strong one
in intellectual and moral force, for many
of the ablest men of the church are
chosen for its deliberations.
TnE 30th day of May falling en Sunday,
Saturday, the 29th, will be observed as
memorial day by the Grand Army of the
Republic, and the preachers will improve
the occasion next day te point their mor
als. The Philadelphia newspapers aie quite
interested in a real Dunker love feast
wnich the brethren in that city have cele
brated in their meeting house en Marshall
street, below Girard avenue. Their me
tropolitan services were as simple as these
licld in a Lancaster county barn.
The Patriot has discovered that "a num.
ber of pretended Democratic newspapers
have net been informed that there was a
Democratic peace and harmony conven
tion held in Harrisburg last week." Con
sidering its proximity te the convention
the Patriot's ignorance is the least excus
able of them all.
In the judgment of the New Yerk Tri
bune first in the order of chances would,
seem te be the nomination of Mr. Blaine
en the second ballet. Next in order is,
perhaps, a successful union upon Mr. Sher
man of all the elements iu the convention
opposed te Blaine. The third probability
is the nomination of a dark horse by a
movement like that which brought about
the success at Mr. Hayes in the Cincinnati
convention. Mr. Washburne and Mr. Ed
munds, from the smallncss of their original
strength, must be put iu the category of
dark horses, and it might be extended te
include Mr. Windem, of Minnesota, Gen
eral Harrison, of Indiana, and General Gar
field, of Ohie."
Who has better described the railroad
hotel breakfast than W. D. How Hew
ells in "Their Wedding Journey?"
"The peppery and muddy draught
which impudently affected te be
coffee, the oily slices of fugacious potatoes
slipping about in their shallow dish and
skillfully evading pursuit, the pieces of
beef that simulated steak, the het greasy
biscuit steaming evilly up into the face
when opened and then seddering into
masses of condensed dyspepsia." And of
these who furnish it : " The people who
serve the public are kindly and pleasant in
proportion as they serve it well. The un
just and inefficient have always that con
sciousness of evil which will net let a
man forgive his victim or like him te be
A new memorial font, the gift of Mrs.
S. S. Moen, in memory of the late Samuel
Stewart Moen, has been placed in St.
Mark's church, Philadelphia. It is of
handsome red Victeria marble, with shafts
of Mexican onyx, bases and abaci of the
caps of yellow Sienna marble, and folia
tion of the caps of pure white Vermont
marble. The bowl is of Tennessee mar
ble, and the whole stands en a pavement
of Minton tiles. On the tile fleer of the
dais, at the east end of the font, which is
placed near the tower entrance te the
church is a memorial "Brass" about 6 by
2 inches in size, lettered and ornamented
in red and black in the old church style.
The legend reads :
A Memerial of Samuel Stewart Moes,
Bern Died
" Inte Thy hands 1 commend my spirit:
Fer Theu hast redeemed me, O Lord."
The Lutheran Observer says: "Should
the shepherds of a fleck be changed se fre
quently that the sheep would neither knew
their voices nor fellow them, the uuity
safety, and nurture of the fleck would be
endangered. A change in the head.efa
family resulting from the death of a parent
and the substitution of a step-father or
step-mother, is sometimes fraught with
incidental disadvantages te the household,
but if such changes were te be repeated
every few years, it is probable that in
most cases the children would become
dissatisfied and leave, and the family
would sooner or later be broken up. And
evils analogous te these just mentioned are
the legitimate results of unscriptural views
of the pastoral relationship, the frequent
recurrence of ministerial changes, and the
proportionally large number of short pas
torates, that characterize the development
of our church at the present day."
The New Yerk Observer says: "New,
we de net say that making merchandise for
charity is wrong. We de net say that
fairs are wrong. If there is no gambling,
no raffle or lottery, direct or indirect, open
or secret; if goods are sold, no matter at
what price, provided no deception is prac
ticed, it is right te have such sale and te
make large profits for charity If
we leek into the nature of the fair for
charity, or the charity concert, or charity
excursion, or any ether scheme in which
the sale of something is te be made for the
sake of a profit te be applied te charity, we
see that the selfishness or self-love of the
party is appealed te : this is the essence of
the raffle or lottery the hope of getting
something, net the pleasure of giving some
thing, is excited, and the purchaser is net
bettered, but made worse by the indul
gence of the passion that prompted the
purchase. If money is thus coaxed out of
the selfish and stingy, it may be said that
it is a geed done, it is foraging ou the ene
my, it is reaping where 'we had net sewed.
But it is net charity, net benevolence."
One of the prettiest towns in Pennsyl
vania is Media, the capital of Delaware
county. Its location is admirably chosen
for commanding eminence; the public
puildings are handsome and substantial ;
the private residences are tasteful and in
some instances magnificent, most of them
having delightful grounds around them.
Though net numbering ever 2,000 in pep
ulatien it is supplied with gas and water.
The railroad runs just at the edge of town
and the creek winds around it between
hills, which are occupied by handsome res
idences, summer cottages, schools or pub
lic institutions, and all about are native
weeds with underbrush that is new luxu
riant with flowering dog-weed, fragrant
wild honeysuckle, banks of violets and
ether spring flowers. With all the pictur
esqueness of its surroundings there is
nothing rough about it, and the social tone
of the place is in keeping with its fresh
ness and beauty. Up the creek are cotton
mills and ether industrial establishments,
and in the neighborhood numerous dairies,
chief among them being Darlington's,
which supplies the gilt-edged butter for
the White Heuse, for the Asters and Van
dcrbilts, and for the ten of Newport. Media
is entirely a new town. It has grown up
around the public buildings of the county
which were brought thither in 1851 from
Chester and located en a farm, te make a
mere central county seat. At that time a
clause was incorporated in the charter that
no liquor should ever be sold within its
limits and the system of exclusion has
worked se well that public sentiment fully
sustains it, and the records of criminal
courts confirm its wisdom.
Mr. Themas A. Hendricks while in
Cleveland yesterday had a conference with
Mr. II. 11. Payne.
The jury in the Bucholz case. Hartferd.
Conn., rendered a verdict that the accused
was guilty of murder in the second degree.
A motion will be made for a new trial.
A negre walked from New Yerk te
Philadelphia inside of twenty-four hours.
a remarkable feat and deserving of the $500
ellereu. Colored pedestrians are taking the
cake all around.
Hugh Kinsclla, a currier, fifty years of
age, died in .Newark late en Ihursday
night from the effects of a dose of Paris
green swallowed by him during a lit of
delirium tremens, lie leaves five children.
An incendiary lire, en the west side of
Lake Ronkonkoma, near Patchogue, L. I.,
en Thursday, destroyed three dwellings
belonging, respectively, te Lawyer Fergu Fergu
eon, Captain McCormack and Ezra Patter
son. The less will exceed $9,000.
The Passaic river was carefully dragged
again yesterday, bnt no sign was found of
the body of Mrs. Kelb, who is believed te
have jumped or fallen into the river with
her ten days' old baby, a few days age,
while temporary insane.
On Wednesday an effort was made te
poison the baby elephant "Americus,"
new in Brooklyn, and part of an apple
containing strychnine was found in the
hay near it. Antidotes have been applied
with geed effect.
Four cars of a mixed freight and gravel
train en the New Jersey and Southern
railroad, left the track. Three laborers,
Themas Masen, Benj. Gifferd and Reuben
Thompson, and Brakcman Brown were in
jured, the first named seriously.
Capt. Paine, with CO men, entered the
Indian territory, between Arkansas City
and Seuth Haven, April 25, and began build
ing en the Oklahoma free lands. Lieut
Pardee, with a company of mounted infan
try, left h ort Rene May 2, overtook and
captured the raiders May G.
Gov. McCIellan has appointed Hen. Mar
tin Cele te a position in the court of er
rors and appeals, at Trenten, and te fill the
vacancy caused by Judge Cele's removal in
the courts the governor has appointed Mr.
Hiram C. Clark, formerly crier of the
court, te the position of lay judge.
The suspicion abroad concerning the
Ohie Democracy is that while Thurman has
the instructions Tilden has the delegates,
and that while Thurman can have the Ohie
delegation se long as there is a chance te
nominate him, if it becomes apparent that
there is no probability of Thurman's suc
cess, the bulk of the delegation will go te
Tilden, all of it in fact, if the unit rule is
followed out. The delegates at large are
net the men Thurman wanted, but are
Tilden men in disguise, while the Cincin
nati delegation comprise such personal
friends of Tilden as Geerge Ileadley and
Alex Leng.
James Bayle and Jehn Gallagcr, miners,
were instantly killed by a fall of coal in
Honebreok mine.
The Wellsboro Gazette has been en
larged te nine columns, and it is new the
largest paper ever published in Tiega
The body of Annie Wenncr, a young girl
who disappeared from her home in Allen
town en Monday, was found in the Lehigh
river yesterday afternoon. Ne reason is
assigned for her suicide.
It is the card rate of iron, net of nails,
that has been reduced te 2$ cents. The In
telligencer's item en "the decline of
the nail boom" may have conveyed an
erroneous impression.
A Nebraska newspaper chronicles the
arrival at Omaha of seventeen Friends
from Juniata county, Pennsylvania ; the
advance of a colony about te be formed at
Plum Creek, Dawsen county, Nebraska.
E. M. Willard, who has been prowling
about the country swindling Catholic
priests by representing himself as admin
istrator of estates and entrusted with the
duty of distributing bequests raade by de
cedents, was arrested in Pittsburgh while
attempting te victimize Bishop Tuigg.
The latest particulars received from the
fire iu the Bradford oil district puts the
total number of wells destroyed at 320.
Rene City was totally destroyed, but the
fire spent its ravages in Rene City, Red
Reck, Babcock Mills and ether points.
Ne lives were lest, but the fire is described
by eye witnesses te have been one of the
most fearful ever witnessed in the oil re
gions. An explosion occurred at Henry Clay
colliery en Wednesday, burning William
and Rebert Harper, Jeseph Griffith, Je Je
eome Reed and Samuel Straw, a fan boy.
The Harpers were starting a new chute
around which a large quantity of sulphur
had accumulated. The driver disregarded
orders and went into the gangway near the
chute with a naked lamp which ignited the
sulphur. The men though badly burned
will recover.
Michael Kearney, engineer of the Gautier
steel works at Johnstown, was almost in
stantly killed by the bursting of the belt
pulley of the fly-wheel. The pulley was
constructed of iron, and when 'it burst
large pieces of metal flew in every direc
tion through the works. Mr. Kearney
was struck by a fragment, and when search
was made he was found lying en his back
in the pit of the main pulley, with a large
hole in his stomach from which the entrails
protruded, both legs and his left collar
bone broken, and the left arm almost cut
Who Killed Scott ?
" Who killed William Scott?" is a ques
tion that agitates the minds of Pottsville
people. It is known that he was acci
dentally shot in the head by a young man
named Wilds en the 31st of December,and
that he died about the middle of February.
Wilds was put en trial, and it was shown
that the doctors had probed the wound
fourteen times, and tha probe penetrated
the head several times te the depth of six
inches or ever. They also trepanned the
skull and sawed two holes into it at the
base of the brain. With all this surgery
they were unable te extract the ball. Drs.
W. C. J. Smith and D. W. Bland were
afterward put en the stand by the defense,
and they agreed that the wonder about
such treatment was that the boy survived
it as long as he did. The jury rendered a
verdict yesterday of net guilty and the
county pay the costs.
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Twe of a Kind.
Philadelphia Times.
The Republicans of Lancaster will elect
two delegates te the Chicago convention
en the 22a just te indicate their belief that
the state convention has no right te elect
district delegates who de net represent the
sentiment of the district. Yesterday
Abraham Kline and Edwin K. Martin
were presented as candidates for delegates
and will undoubtedly be voted for without
important opposition.
Kavaxea of the Tobacco Fly.
Intelligence received from different sec
tions of Virginia reports a greater scarcety
of tobacco plants than has been known for
a number of years, these growing being
rapidly destroyed by the tobacco fly.
Farmers are se discouraged that in many
instances ground prepared for tobacco is
being planted with corn and peas. It is
thought that net mere than one-quarter
of the usual crop et tobacco will be made
this year.
Seminary Commencement.
The first commencement of the season
is that of the Reformed theological semi
nary te be celebrated in college chapel
nuxt Thursday evening, the 13th hist. The
members of the graduating class are
Messrs. Bailie t, Ilartzel, Kirschner, Sen tag
Strunk and Wetzel. The creditable man
ner in which these gentlemen have ac
quitted themselves en former occasions
will no doubt elicit a large audience en
this occasion. The public have been in
vited te be present.
Rev. Wagner's Sermon.
The annual sermon before the students
and friends of the theological seminary
will be delivered by Rev. S. G. Wagner,
of Allentown, Pa., in St. Paul's Reformed
church, this city, en Wednesday evening.
We congratulate the students of the insti
tution en having secured the services of se
able and earnest a minister. Rev. Wag
ner is ene of many devoted ministers of
the church, whose influence for geed is
felt net only in the communities where
they happen te be located, but also in the
general life of the church. Te these who
are about te engage iu the Christian min
istry and te his fellow-laborers the words
of se experienced and energetic a clergy
man as Rev. W. will prove a great gain.
Tlib Next State Fair.
Encouraged by the signal success of last
year's state fair, which netted ever $21,000
te the State Agricultural society, the man
agement is new busily engaged in elabo
rate preparations for the event of this
year. It will be held en the grounds of
the permanent exhibition, and the agricul
tural society will have the assistance and
co-operation of the State Horticultural so
ciety, Dairymen's association and kindred
societies which have hitherto held separate
exhibitions. The state fair will be held
from September C te 18, and immediately
following it will be held the international
exhibition of sheep, wool and wool pro
ducts. A preliminary abstract of the list
of premiums for horses, cattle and swine,
shows unusual attention paid te the de
partments of blooded stock. Seme $8,000
will be paid in premiums for horses ex
hibited, and about the same for cattle and
sheep, and large amounts for swine. Rep
resentatives of the society are new in the
West and in Kentucky negotiating with
the farmers and horsemen of these regions
for representation. The show is te be
equally full in all departments of agricul
tural interests, and Lancaster county peo
ple are interested in knowing that liberal
premiums will be awarded for displays of
leaf tobacco of the crop of 1873, cased, and
of 18S0 in the stalk.
The Empire's New Truck.
The truck of the Empire hook and lad
der company,, which has been repainted
and repaired, is new in the truck house,
where it has been seen by a large number
of people. The painting was done at the
shop of Norbeck & Milcy, en Seuth Duke
street. The color of the track is carmine
with a heavy geld stripe. The ladders
have been varnished and striped with geld,
the lamps cleaned and a new head-piece
has been placed en the front. The axe
handles have been rcvarnished and all have
the word " Empire " upon them.
The ladders were placed en the
truck yesterday afternoon and as
the doers were kept open the truck house
was visited by a great many of our citizens
who wished te sec the machine of which
the Empire boys feel se proud. It cer
tainly is very handsome, and all who de
sire te see a line piece of work should go
te the truck house.
The truck will he leaded upon an open
freight car here en Tuesday and it will be
shipped te Chambcrsburg. Wm. Grant,
the janitor of the Empire, will accompany
Marietta Items.
A grand picnic was held at Wild Cat
falls en Thursday last by the young folk
from the rural districts of the townships
of Dencgals, Mount Jey, Raphe and
Hcmpfield. About one hundred and
twenty persons were present. The day
was spent in dancing, beating and fishing,
and highly enjoyed by all.
Jehn M. Steuffcr, en J. W. Rich's farm,
at Marietta, cemmencd planting tobacco
yesterday. Mr. S. will put out 12 acres
as fast as his plants mature.
Revision of the Pharmacopoeia.
The sixth decennial convention of the
physicians and pharmacists for the revi
sion of the United States pharmacopoeia met
at the National medical college in Wash
ington D. C, en Wednesday and Thurs
day. Charles A. Heinitsh, of this city, who
is president of the pharmaceutical associa
tion of Pennsylvania, was in attendance
and was admitted te a seat in the conven
tion. New Minister.
Hume, whom we noticed a
as one of the graduates of
Rev. J. Y.
few days age
Princeton theological seminary, and as
having been called te take charge of the
Presbyterian memorial mission of this city,
will preach there en te-morrow evening at
the regular hour of service. He is spoken
of as an easy fluent speaker, a hard worker,
and a man particularly well suited for the
field of labor he has clieseD.
Electric Hells.
The Pennsylvania railroad is adopting
the new electric bells. Te step or start
the train the conductor has nothing te de
but te pull a small cord, which runs the
entire length of each car. The slightest
touch of this cord will ring the bell at the
engine. It is a decided improvement en
the old method.
The way passenger train, which passes
through this city at 5 o'clock, has been
very long every day this week. On Wed
nesday, Thursday aud yesterday mornings
there were ever twenty car-leads of emi
grants en each train.
Change et Schedule.
A new schedule gees into effect en the
Reading and Columbia railroad en Monday
morning. The train which leaves the
King street depot at 5:10 will net leave
hereafter until 5 :30. The ether trains will
remain as they are.
Eruti Ac
the County Line.
Rev. Jehn H. Leinbach will be the Dec
oration Day orator at Reading.
James Brown, of Elam, Delaware coun
ty, fell dead in his carriage while driving
en the read in Chester county.
The Pickering Valley train employees
are measured all around for new suits.
Exchange. And the lawyers are measuring
for new suits for the same read in the su
preme court.
Notices have been posted up in all the
mills in Seuth Harrisburg te the eftect
that a reduction of 50 cents per ten will be
nude en the work of the puddlers in the
mills en and after June 1.
J. S. Mummeri, living two miles from
Glen Reck, Yerk county, was kicked in
.the left breast by a vicious mare. The
shock was se great that an artery was sev
ered and the unfortunate man bled te death
in a very few minutes.
The Spirit of Berks has just entered
upon the fifth year of its publication long
enough te have made the experiment en
which it ventured an assured success, and
te entitle it te a fixed place among the
Democratic newspapers of Berks county.
West Chester has capital railroad facili1
ties new, trains running te Philadelphia
by one or the ether of its two reads every
hour. The P. R. R. is building a new and
handsome depot, and altogether West
Chester is in a geed frame of mind.
Rev. Mr. Wilsen, of the Presbyterian
church, is te be ordained and installed at
the church in Atglcli, en Tuesday next,
May 11. Preparations are being made for
a geed time, and it is expected there will
be a great many people present, and a
number of eminent ministers. Dinner is
te be served in the basement of the
Geerge Alfred Tewnseud, better known
as " Gath," visited Bel Air and the upper
end of Harford county, Md., the first
of this week, connecting pleasure with
business. His inquiries were directed
chiefly te the early life of Hugh J. Jewett,
a native of that county and prospective
candidate for the presidency.
Wellington B. Griescmer, esq., of Read
ing, is erecting a large tobacco house en
his farm in Oley township. He was in
Lancaster county this week and inspected
some of the best regulated tobacco houses
in the vicinity of Landisville. Mr. Griesc
mer will put out this spring twelve acres
in tobacco and has a large number of plants
in fine condition. His tobacco fields will
be superintended by Mr. Sitler, formerly
of Lancaster county.
An unknown man has been found in the
canal near Buck lock, a short distance be
low Middletown. The coroner held an
inquest at the place where the man was
found, and upon examining his person
found papers which indicate that the man's
name was Jacob Klebber, aged about 53, a
musician (clarinet performer) by occu
pation, and place of residence unknown
He was last seen at Middletown, en Satur
day, under the influence of liquor, and it is
supposed while going along the towpath
fell into the canal and was drowned.
The new Reformed classis, composed of
the ministers and congregations of the
East Pennsylvania classis, comprising that
part of its territory west of the Lehigh
river, has been organized in Salem's Re
formed church, Allentown. Prof. N. C.
Shaeffer, of Kutztown, appointed by the
synod te organize, appeared and preached
the opening sermon, after which he called
the ministers and elders te order and an
nounced the election of officers. Rev. A.
J. G. Dubbs was elected president for the
ensuing year and Rev. N. S. Strassberger
stated clerk and treasurer. It will be
known as Lehigh classis.
Jehn J. McKee, a well-known real estate
owner and a gentleman possessed of con
siderable wealth, died suddenly at his resi
dence, corner of Market street and Dew
berry avenue, Harrisburg, last night about
half-past ten o'clock from apoplexy. Mr.
M'Kee, who was a very large man, weigh
ing probably from 230 te 240 pounds, was
out as usual yesterday taking exercise, and
was noticed en the street early in the
evening. lie was reading a newspaper
during the evening and appeared in his
usual health. He retired a little after 10
o'clock, shortly afterward complained of a
difficulty of breathing and "a queer sensa
tion about the heart," and seen was a
The Rad Men.
The great council of the Improved Order
of Red Men of Pennsylvania will meet in
Harrisburg next Tuesday, continuing in
session all week. The session will be one
of great interest and much business of
importance is expected te be transacted.
Representatives from all parts of the state
will be there, and en Tuesday morning
they will be escorted te the hall of the
Heuse of Representatives by the Harrisburg
tribes, with a band of music. They will
be formally welcomed te the capital city
by Gov. Heyt and Mayer Patterson. The
representatives of the Lancaster tribes
will be Jehn M. McCulley, of Mctamera
Ne. 2 ; M. J. Weaver, of Ee-shah-ke-nee
Ne. 22 ; II. Keller, of Red Jacket Ne. 44,
and Wm. Smith, of Canassatege Ne. 203,
Lancaster Cennty Case Heard.
The supreme court met at nine o'clock
yesterday morning.
The following cases were argued :
Perter's appeal. Argument resumed.
II. M. North and D. G. Eshleman for
Sheffvs. Baumgardner. M. Brosius for
plaintiff in error ; W. M. Franklin and II.
31. North for defendant in error.
Jack's appeal. W. F. Beyer for appel
lant ; J. W. F. Swift for appellee.
Brown's appeal. J. Hay Brown for ap
pellant: B. F. Eshleman and W. W.
Brown for appellee ; U. M. North in re
ply. Philadelphia and Reading railroad com
pany vs. Andersen. James E. Gewen had
net finished the argument for the company
when the court adjourned.
The Riet Cases.
Last evening Chas Evans, Wm. Shupp,
J. 31. Geedman, Milten Bcamensderfer.
Abraham Erisman, Jacob Strump and
Geerge. Weitzcl, were held in bail by Al
derman Spurrier for their appearance te
answer at court, for being engaged in a
riot in Andrew and Seuth Prince streets en
Sunday last.
Charles Rudisill and Jacob Strump were
held for court te answer for an affray which
took place shertiy before the riot.
Broke His Leg.
On Thursday morning, while carrying
beards up the river shore,' opposite the
Railroad house, Marietta, Jehn Hoever,
aged 17, slipped and fell, breaking his
leg above knee by the beards falling upon
Lancaster county sub-districted.
Wards and Townships te be Dlvlded-Cora-peaaatieu
of the Enumerators.
It was recently noticed in the Intelli
gencer that Prof. Henry C. Snowden, of
3Iedia, Delaware county, supervisor of the
census for the Second Pennsylvania dis
trict (Chester, Delaware aud Lancaster
counties), was visiting Lancaster for the
purpose of investigating the proper geo
graphical sub-districts into which the
county should be divided te facilitate the
taking of the census. Having obtained
the necessary data, and with the aid of
maps, census tables, election returns, &c.,
the supervisor has completed his work of
sub-districting and forwarded it te the de
partment for the formal approval of Gen.
Walker, superintendent of the census.
According te Supervisor Snewdcn's rec
ommendation there is no district in Lan
caster cennty which is net of sufficient size
te constitute in itself a census district.
Each of the following districts will be
divided into sub-districts and applicants
for enumerateis in the same have a double
chance of being elected, and a correspond
ing certainty of the emoluments of the
position being divided : First, Second.
Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and
Ninth wards of Lancaster ; Raphe,
East Denegal, Ephrata, West Hemp
field, East Hempfield. Manheiuiv
Warwick, Earl, Salisbury, 3Ianer
and Dromore townships. Each of the
three wards of Columbia will constitute a
single district ; the ether boroughs will
each comprise a single census district. In
the wards of this city the divisions will be
made en some central street running across
the ward ; in the rural districts where
there arc several election districts in a
township the division will be inade by
these : and in large undivided townships
like Drumore and Salisbury the division
between the two census districts will be
marked by a public read or natural divid
ing line.
The Fifth ward of this city is the only
one that constitutes a single district, and
when 3Ir. Snowden discovers the rapid
growth and wide extent of that ward he
may also order a division of it.
3Ir. Snowden sajs that he has ever 200
applicants for enumerators from this coun
ty, the largest proportion being from the
city. There is no sub-district in which
there is net at least one applicant.
As a class Lancaster county applications
indicate a high average of fitness, only
three or four manifesting evident ineffi
ciency. Iu all cases enumerator will be appointed
resident of their districts.
Ladies are eligible te appointment as
enumerators, and there is at least one
such application from the Fifth ward,
Lancaster city.
3Ir. Snowden repeats that he will net be
guided by political consideration in mak
ing his appointments. He expects te de
cide them en the merits of the applica
tion. Te determine that he says he will
judge in some degree by the appearance
and character of the papers filed, and te
some extent by the recommendations and
suggestions of gentlemen who knew the
applicants and in whose judgment Mr.
Snowden has confidence.
Applications are still being received and
filed, when made iu due form and accom
panied by the necessary recommendation.
The appointments will be made by May
15 but will net be announced until lcfcried
te and finally approved by Gen. Walker,
when they will prompt! appear iu the
The Time.
The work is te be begun en June 1 ever
the entire country, and in the rural dis
tricts must be finished by June :H). In
cities of 10,000 inhabitants and ever it must
be concluded by June 15,as it is expected it
can be mere summarily dispatched iu cen
tres of population, and besides the changes
there are mere frequent and the floating
population mere numerous. The super
visors have from July 1 te July 13 te sum
up and return their reports.
During the taking of the census Super
visor Snewdcn's head-quarters will be at
3Icdia, where he has an office in the court
house. , Enumerators will receive full in
structions with their commissions.
What Is te be Taken.
The name, age, nativity, sex and color
of each person are te be recorded ; with
certain educational facts aud vital statis
tics. Every death for the vear nasfc. nrnli-
ably, will be noted. Every farm, with
facts as te its n.crcagc, value, live stock,
productiveness, &c.,and all establishments
of productive industry, with statistics
thereof are te be taken.
The Compensation.
The pay of the enumerators will be 2 j
cents for each name recorded ; 12 cents
for each farm ; 5 cents for each death taken ;
15 cents for each manufactory included in
the general schedule and 23 for each en
the special schedule ; except that in cities
and wards of cities, which had ever 2,000
population in 1870, the compensation shall
be only 2 cents per name.
Each enumerator, before forwarding his
return te thcsupei visor,is obliged te make
a sworn copy of the names of persons
taken, age, sex, colei, &c, and lile the
same in the office of the clerk of the coun
ty court (prothenotary) for which copy he
will receive 10 cents per 100 names.
He shall also give notice by written ad
vertisement, posted at three or mere places
in his district, that he will sit in the court
house en the fifth and sixth days after
filing his list, from 9 a. m. te 6 p. m., te
correct his enumeration, and for this he
shall receive $2.30 per day additional.
Always provided that in no case shall
the enumerators receive a greater aggre
gate compensation than could be equal te
4 per day for the time allowed. That is
te say that city enumerators can net make
ever $48, -nor these of the rural districts
ever $90. Hew far below the latter fig
ures it may fall may be inferred from the
following estimate at an average country
district :
000 names $ 5 CO
8J fanni le Ou
.V) deaths 2 .'
10 miinufucterici go
Copying a mi
Attendance en correction 5 IX)
14 :.e
There will probably mere fall below that
than above it.
Congress has appropriated 1300,000 te
pay the expenses of the census and $123,
000 additional for the " two days " cor
rection. Driving Accident.
Yesterday afternoon Isaac Greff, of
Strasburg,was driving along Decatur street
in that borough, when one of his lines
broke and the horse ran the buggy against
a pest. 3Ir. Greff was thrown out and had
several of his ribs broken, besides receiv
ing a deep gash in his left hand.