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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER WEDNESDAY. MAY 12, 1880.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1880.
The Cartin Case.
We are net disposed te complain of
the refusal of the Heuse te admit Mr.
Curtin te the seat of Mr. Yocum. The
strong probability is that the decision
was a proper one. The political sympa
thy of the majority of the members was
with Governer Curtin and this of itself
will suffice te satisfy most men that his
case was net what it ought te have been
te entitle him te the seat. The Phila
delphia Times, whose editor has always
been very close te Mr. Curtin, and which
may be justly charged with looking upon
his contest with a strong prejudice in his
behalf, declares that he has been defeat
ed because he did net have the sympathy
of the Southern Democrats by reason of
his having been Republican war governor
of Pennsylvania. There is no fair
foundation for this allegation. It may
be possible that the Southern Democrats
felt no particular interest in Governer
Curtin, and were in the impartial state of
mind, in this matter, which characterized
the woman whose husband had the
notable light with the bear ; but this was
a state of mind which was eminently
calculated te enable them te reach a
righteous decision in the Curtin-Yocum
dispute, and their decision is net assail
able because of its partisanship and prej
udice. The truth is, as has been always known
and felt by the judicious Democrats of
Pennsylvania, that Gov. Curtin should
net have made this contest and have
asked the Democratic party te sustain
him in it. His case was net strong
enough. It was plausible, and quite
probably he was fairly elected. But
there was no such convincing demon
stration of the fact possible as te have
made it wise for a man of his record and
reputation te contest the matter, or te
have made the Democratic party com
fortable in the certainty that it was just
in making a demand for his seat
and was net seeking te abuse the power
of the majority in Congress te take what
did net surely belong te it. If Gov. Curtin
had, as a Republican, come te a Repub
lican Congress te claim his seat, there is
no room for doubt that he would long
age have been given it. But there is a
greater sense of political decency among
Democratic congressmen and net the
least manifest among the representatives
from the Seuth which withholds them
from doing in the interest of their party
what they are net satisfied is absolutely
The power of the political " boss"
seems te be en the wane. In his day he
was a man of authority. He said te one
" go there" and he went. Te another
' come hither ' and he came. He ruled
with an iron red from precinct te state
and nation. He fixed the ward meeting.
He controlled the city or county conven
tion. Hedictated the officers of a state.
He strode like a Colossus among the
councillers of a nation ; fixed and unfixed
its laws; despoiled its treasury, and
shamed its geed name. But, after all,
he lias come te grief. Tweed's sentence,
his exile and his death in jail; Mackey's
death just before the strong hand of the
law was laid upon his associates ; Kem
ble's disgrace and disfranchisement, and
some ether fresh examples of the sudden
toppling ever of political bosses, are fin
ger beards pointing the young men of
the country te better ways than these of
Thk people of the state will have rea
son te congratulate themselves if they de
net suffer by the change they have made
in the custody of their money. State
Treasurer Noyes, who has handed ever
his office te his Republican successor,
has administered its duties without re
proach and with great efficiency, aided as
lie has been by his most competent cash
ier, Mr. "Walters. Previous administra
tions of the treasury have been very just
ly and severely criticised. The office was
used with an eye single te the emolument
It was the rich udder whence it drew its
of its incumbent and ihebenefit of hispart' hispart'
neurishment. The men who se abused
their trust have it again confided te
them. The probability is strong that it
will be again abused, and that the pres
ent treasurer will net earn the geed
words that accompany the late offi
cials, in their retirement,from every quar
ter. The accident which resulted in the
killing of six men and the wounding of
two ethers outside the walls of Fert Mc
Henry from the explosion of acendemned
shell, would seem te have been the
result of an astonishing degree of care
lessness. The men who undertook te
break leaded shells with a sledge, taking
no ether precaution than te pour water
in them te dampen the powder, were the
victims of their own great felly ; but a
share of the responsibility attaches te the
government officers for selling such load lead
ed shells and making it possible for rash
feels te destroy themselves and ethers
TnE Hellidaj'sburg Standard is one of
the Democratic papers of the state which
has net yet heard the news of the narris
burg love feast. It will reach Blair
county sooner or later, however. Mean
while the Standard need net be troubled
lest the votes of its national delegates
" will be practically neutralized by these
of McMullin and Josephs," for McMul
lin and Josephs will be pretty sure te
neutralize each ether. That is the only
consolation for their disgraceful selec
The Columbia Herald thinks that un
less the Democrats nominate Hancock
their ship must go down. We hope for
better things. With Hancock we can
win, but se we can with any one of twen
ty ethers even if the Herald don't
If J. W. Jehnsen should be reneminS
ated for district attorney will the Exam
iner support his election te " disgrace "
the county by again multiplying indict
ments. Will the court please investigate
hew and where the Dennis subpoena was j
Grant has been gouged in Illinois
the Blaine and Washburne delegates
having agreed te act as a unit against
him. This sort of thing is a relief from
The Examiner says that it is "a legiti
mate source of revenue" for the district
attorney te take private fees for the pros
ecution of cases. This is doubtful and
dangerous in point of law as well as in
Mrs. Bloemek, the originator of the
celebrated costume, has been happily mar.
ried for forty years.
Hen. Charles S. Wolfe has written a
letter te Messrs. Eli K. Price, Joel J.
Baily and ethers, declining a compliment
ary dinner tendered him by citizens of
J. W. B. Bausman, esq., and wife left
Lancaster te-day en the Ilarrisburg ex
press for New Yerk, whence they will sail
for a European tour en the steamer City
Rev. Jaceii Slciiler, a well-known
minister of the Reformed church, died in
Hanover en Monday. He was the father
of Rev. Jehn II. Sechler, well-known here
as a premising young Reformed minister.
At the general term of the New Yerk
supreme court, Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood
applied for admission te the bar, but her
application was denied en the ground that
under the law of the state only males arc
admitted te the bar.
Mr. Jeshua W. Gness, son of D. W.
Gress, of Ilarrisburg, and well known in
this city, was married yesterday te Miss
Allie Greve, of Ilarrisburg. ''The bride
was attired in traveling costume of dark
silk with light bonnet, and was unattend
ed by bridesmaids. The ushers were
Messrs. Bethel Beudc, G. Irwin Beatty,
D. P. Brunei- and Harry S. Gress.'
Mr. Ciias. II. Bkickexstein, late of
Lititz, this county, well known in Lancas
ter, and new holding a clerkship in the
office of the United States Freehold Laud
and Emigration company at San Luis
Costilla county, Colerado, has been elect
ed secretary of the school beard at that
place, and his private letters te friends in
this city indicate growing prosperity in hi3
new field of action.
Miss Kate Field describes Geeiige
Eliet as having an interesting face and
looking "like aherse." Of Charles Dick
ens, Miss Field says that "he actually re
dejr." What kind of a deg
snail l say? well, a
say '. Well, a mastiff, He was
strong and at the same time he was gentle.
Geerge Eliet resembles a horse, in that she
has high cheek bones ; and when looking
en her one is struck with the fact that her
capacity for work is almost unlimited. She
is about five feet three inches high. Her
disposition is very lovable and she is
much liked. She is the most retiring and
bashful woman I ever saw. She is gener
ally abstracted, always thinking, and her
voice is no louder than a whisper.
Bob'Lngeiisell knows a hawk from a hern,
shaw where the wind sets in from his West
ern prarrics. He says : " I think the Dem
ocratic party just new has the best chance
of winning. Yeu see, the Democrats have
13S votes solid from the Seuth. That
mueh they are sure of, and if they can
carry Xcw Yerk and Indiana they will have
183 votes, three votes te spare. Besides
these, there is a chance of their carrying
New Jersey or Connecticut, and perhaps
Oregon or Nevada. Yeu see, there has
been such an emigration from Nevada te
Lcadville and ether points in Colerado
quite recently that there is no telling hew
these states arc going te go. Even if the
Democrats lest Indiana, if they carried
New Jersey and Connecticut, they would
still be safe."
itreaking Old Shell at fc'ert McIIciiry Rc
David R. Shannen & Ce., junk dealers
purchased a quantity of condemned shrap
nel shells at Fert McHcnry, near Balti
more, and took part of them eutside te
break up. Frauds G. Shannen, a brother
of David R., with Sherman Bush, Jehn
Farble and Henry Hamlin, men
engaged in the work, and Rebert
Steiuman, a boy named Jehn Burke
and an unknown boy and a German
man were present looking en. An anvil
was used for the breaking and one of the
men held the shells en it with his hands,
while another struck them with a heavy
sledge hammer. Before the shells were
subjected te the blows from the sledge
water was poured upon them. One" or two
shells had been broken when a policeman
appeared and warned them of the danger.
Shortly after a shell was struck and ex
ploded, when the boy Jehn Burke, and
Herman Bush, Jehn Farble, Rebert Stein
man and the German who were present, and
the ether boy, were instantly killed, and
Francis Shannen and Henry Hamlin were
severely wounded. The bodies of all the
killed were badly mutilated and that of
the unknown German, who steed near,
was literally blown te atoms. Portions of
his body were found in every direction and
the largest part found was an arm. As far
as known the remains of the killed men
were taken te their late homes, while what
could be found of ethers were removed te
the Southern police station, where an offi
cial investigation will take place. The re
port of the explosion was heard for a dis
tance of five miles.
A Mockery of Justice.
Harper's Weekly, Hep.
The conviction and sentence of the Penn
sylvania bribers, te which wc referred last
week, seemed te have been a mere mock
ery of justice. There was no question of
the eifensc, nor of the justice of the pun
ishment, nor of the universal public ap
proval of it. But the beard of pardons
recommended the remission of the impris
onment because incarceration in the peni
tentiary is "infamous," and because it is
doubtful whether such convicts could be
sentenced te "hard labor."
The reasons alleged for this extraordinary
action are net creditable te anybody con
cerned. There is no crime baser or mere
fatal te the public welfare than that which
it is net denied was committed. There were
no extenuating circumstances, nor has any
plea been offered than that it was a very
common offense. The judge in passing
sentence spoke of the frequency of the
crime as startling.gand before the words
had fairly been uttered the prison doers
were opened, and, with a fine and disabil
ity te held public office, the prisoners go
free. The very fact that the whole penal
ty was net remitted shows consciousness
that the prisoners were guilty.
It is impossible, however, that they
should net be branded henceforth, and it
is equally unquestionable that the reputa
tion of the state will suffer greatly from
Ferest fires are commencing te break
out again in Pike county. The weeds were
fired by evil-minded persons and large
A reward is offered for
the arrest of the incendiaries.
A Frepnet of EvU.
Eds. Intelligences : I am net a Til
den man. That is, I should prefer the
nomination of some ether gentleman as
the Democratic candidate for the presi
dency. .But I am a consistent Democrat,
and de net like te see a man abused with
out cause. That important fellow, Grier,
of the Columbia Herald a professedly
Democratic paper fairly outdoes himself
in that line, imitating, in his own weak
way, the soured and embittered thieves
and rascals who, in days gene by, suffered
for their thefts and crimes at the hands of
Samuel J. Tilden. In his paper of this
week he publishes the following editorial
paragraph, te show that if Tilden is nom
inated he will net support the ticket, and
prophesying defeat for the party, unless it
nominates his candidate for whom the
Demecrntic state convention refused te in
struct by a vote of 34 te 14 in the resolu
tions committee. The italics are mine
they show the vims of the article :
Te prevent the waving of the bloody
shirt, and te make success assured the
Democracy of Pennsylvania demand the
nomination of Hancock. We can win with
him, and without him, ice will probably be
defeated. We deserve defeat if Tilden is
nominated. Mc was elected once and was
tee cowardly te take his seat. Elect Han
cock and he will net be a coward. The
Democratic party despises Tilden for his
cowardice, and loves Hancock for his brav
erv. Qize us Hancock or down gees the
It would be much better for Grier te
show some little modesty in his politi
cal aspirations. Everybody who knows
him knows that he has no great talent,
and that he hung te the skirts of McCaud
less with the same tenacity that he new
does te these of Wallace, and for the same
reasons place and profit. It is high time
that this man should knew that he does
net own the Democratic party, nor any
part of it, and that cheek, though geed in
some cases, is net always a sign of merit.
He displays that in a wonderful manner.
If Samuel J. Tilden should be chosen as
the candidate of the Democratic party I
would vote for him, for he has done noth
ing te show that he is net an honest man,
whatever may be his defects as a schemer
and plotter. But as I have before said I
would in the exercise of my judg
ment prefer the nomination of some equally
honest men upon the score of availability.
I should net, however, let the fear of the
" bloody shirt," nor any of the many ether
equally honest and honorable means used
against our party, deter me from supporting
the nomination efau honest man. Grier
fears it, se he intimates at least. But
again I would net, especially if I were
placed as Grier is, hazard reputation for
common honesty, and common sense, by
throwing dirt at a character te whose dig
nity and purity I could net from my very
nature hope te attain. Jefi'.
Curtiii's Contest for a Seat in Congress He
J ec tea by a Large Majority.
In the Heuse of Representatives yes
terday a final vote was reached en the
contested election case of Curtin against
Yocum. The final hour for debate was
occupied by Messrs. Ryen (Pa.) andSpeer
(Ga.) in favor of the contestant, at the
conclusion of which the Heuse pro
ceeded te vote upon the resolutions, the
first vote being taken en an amendment
by Mr. Springer te the minority resolu
tion, declaring that Scth A. Yocum is net
entitled te the seat. Rejected Yeas, 75 ;
nays, 115. The minority resolution was
adopted Yeas, 113; nays, 73, and Mr.
Yocum was congratulated by his friends
upon retaining his scat.
An analysis of the vote shows that the
Republicans were "solid" in their support
of Yocum, the centestee, while all the
Greenbackcrs and the following Democrats
voted the same way :
Messrs. Aiken, Berry, Beuck, Bright,
Caldwell, Chalmers, Felten, Henkle, IIos IIes
tetter, Mills, New, O'Reilly, Richardson,
Richmond, Singleton (111.), Singleton
(Miss.), Stephens, Stevenson, Tillman,
The following Pennsylvania
did net vote en the Curtin case
Bingham, Clyraer, Dick, Harmer, Kil
linger, Smith, White, Wise and Yocum.
A Striking Contrast.
New Yerk Herald.
The contested election case of Curtin
against Yocum was decided te-day in the
Heuse against Curtin, the Democratic
contestant, by a large majority, a geed
many Democrats voting against unseating
the Republican, Yocum. This case and
that of Dennelly against Washburne
show that the Democrats are net, after all,
as unscrupulous as the Republicans de
clared they would be, nor even as unscru
pulous as the Republicans used te be when
they had the majority, and when the rule
was laid down by the late Thaddeus
Stevens, who, being asked en an occasion
hew he was going te vote, replied :
" Which is our rascal? I'll vote te seat
him of course."
LATfcST NEWS BY MAIL.
Thes. R. Woolley, Democrat, was elect
ed mayor of Leng Branch yesterday.
2,400 emigrants are expected from Bel
fast and 1,400 from Sligo en Friday te em
bark for America.
Courtney and his trainer, Frenchy John John Jehn
eon, negre, have arrived in Washington,
preparatory te his beat race with Haulan,
which is announced te come off en the
Potomac river te-morrow.
Rebert C. Freas, a native of Germany,
and well known as the publisher of the
Wahrheits Freund, at Zieglersville, and
the Independent, at Norristown, has died in
Philadelphia, in his 55th year.
Baseball yesterday: At Worcester
Worcester, 7 ; Providence, 6. At Bosten
Bosten, 13 ; Trey, 7. At Utica Union
College, 14 ; Madisen Uuiversity, 4.
Among the jurersselected in Baltimore
for the May term of the city courts were
two colored men, being the first time that
men of color have been put en juries in
that city's courts.
Large tracts of cedar and pine weed are
reported burning in the vicinity of Wil Wil
liamstewn, Elmer and Maurice and Bess
rivers, N. J. Thcre has been a prolonged
dreuth, and there is but little prospect of
The Donevan-Rooke prize fighting party
returned te Buffalo without fighting, the
Canadian authorities having prevented
their landing en Canadian soil. The gen
eral opinion is that the match will be de
In Waterbury, Conn., the up neon train
en the Naugutuck read, struck a team of
horses and a carriage, in which were Mrs.
Mary Schulz, of Middlcbury, Conn., and
her husband, Earl Schulz. Mrs. Schulz
was killed but her husband escaped.
"At Suffolk park Belle Oakley wen the 2 :26
race, Dan Smith second, Stonewall third.
Time, 2:25, 2:25, 2:26. The 2:22 race
was wen by Jersey Bey. Dick Wright
took the first and second heats. Time,
235i, 2:25$, 2:24J, 2:25, 2:24$.
In the California vendetta Victeria lest
eleven of his band in the recent fight with
Kramer. The latter lest Sergeant Griffin,
lolled. P. Craig, the deputy assessor of 1
Apacheuceunty, and James Richmond, his
assistant, were also killed by Victeria's
band at Stevens' ranch.
In a quarrel at a local political meeting
near Shark's Mills, N. J., W. J. Shanifield
was fatally stabbed and another man
named Gardner se badly beaten that his
life is despaired of. The perpetrators as
yet are unknown te the police.
' The famine in the Province of Azerbai
jan is increasing. The crop prespacts are
bad. lnere have been six hundred deaths
from starvation since January in the dis
trict of Urumi Yah. Twelve hundred
Christians have left the country. Wheat
cost 50 per ten in the famine-stricken dis
tricts. There has just been settled in the
United States district court at Harrison
burg, Va., the case of Bickel, Altemas &
Temple, of Philadelphia, against Sculing Sculing
ten and ethers, involving the title te 102,
000 acres of land in Virginia, known as the
"Douthat Survey," alleged te contain
fossil and hemitite iron ores.
An explosion of five boxes containing
nearly 100 pounds of giant powder, oc
curred at the blacksmith shop of the II igh
Lede mines at Central City, Cel., instantly
killing Samuel Kimble, foreman of the
mine, and Jeseph Trubell aud Jonas Gil Gil
mere, employees. The bodies were most
fearfully tern te pieces, the country for an
area of miles square being strewn with
small fragments of flesh and the ruins of
The cheap lodging heuse of Charles
Schultze, Ne. 4Q9 S. Levee, St. Leuis, was
destroyed by fire, and four men Mike
Eberlain, a cripple : a blind man. named
Fisher, Fritz Schatte, or Schalter, and an
ether man net known were suffocated.
Several of the ledgers jumped from the
third story windows, their exit by the
stairs being cut off, and were mere or less
injured. The house was an old fiame
rookery, and burned like tinder.
With the last issue of the Allentown
Item, C. N. Kramer and R. W. Vogt, re
tire from the firm of its publishers, their
interests having been purchased by C. A.
J. Hartman and Cyrus Kuntz, the former
having held the position of foreman en the
paper for nearly two years, while the latter
lias been connected with its editorial de
partment since its first issue. The ether
member of the firm is Mr. Oscar Swartz,
who is one of the original partners.
F. AND M. COLLEGE.
The Society Anniversaries.
Hie season of college commencement
and the annual literary festivals is
at nanu wc nave already no
ticed that the annual sermon be
fore the Society of Religious Inquiry,
of the Reformed theological seminary, will
be preached in St. Paul's Reformed church
this evening, by Rev. S. G. Wagner, of
Allentown. Te-morrow evening the grad
uates will read their theses in the St,
Stephen's (college) church. The college
commencement proper will be held en
June 22 and the preceding three days.
On Friday evening, 14th irist., in Fulton
Hall, the forty-fifth anniversary of the
Gcethcan Literary society will be cele
brated. The orators are Messrs. Frank L. Mur
phy, A. S. Weber, A. B. Ricser, David B,
Schneder, Frank S. Elliet and II. Clay
Lschbach, poet, Mr. J. Harrison Geissing-
cr. uee. w. uernara win preside en
the occasion and the following gentlemen
constitute the committee of arrangements:
Albert D. Elliet, Chairman ; II. G. Ap-
pcnzeller, W. L. Hoffheins, Lewis Robb,
D. L. Seuders, W. G. Mayburry and
The Diagnethian anniversary will be
celebrated in Fulton hall en Friday even
ing of next week. The following are the
appointments for that event : Speaker,
A. P. Shirk ; proleguist, C. D. Meycr ;
orators, F. E. Bucher, (Eulogist) ; C. E.
Netschcr, A. F. Rohrer, Wm. Ncvin
Apple, C. E. Davis, Fred. W. Biesecker,
(Annivcrsarian) ; committee of arrange
ments, W. J. Jehnsen, (Chairman), Cbas.
R. Ferncr. E. E. Pertcrfield, Emery Tag
gart, Chas. W. Cremer, E. S. Jehnsen,
O. R. Snyder.
V. K. K. v.
A committee of Damen division, Ne. 1,
Uniform Rank of Knight of Pythias, of
Philadelphia, visited Lancaster yesterday,
and brought with them a very handsomely
framed testimonial, which they presented
last evening in the name of their division
te Inland City division, Ne. 7, U. R. K. P.,
of this city, in recognition of the cordial
reception extended te Damen division en
the occasion of their visit te Lancaster
some months age for the purpose of in
stituting Inland City division. The tes
timenial is a beautifully engrossed scries of
resolutions complimentary te Inland city
division adopted at a stated meeting of
Damen division. They are framed in an
elegant frame of ebony and geld, en the
top of which are the words " Inland
City," and en the bottom "Damen." On
the corners and sides of the frame are carv
ed the several, emblems of the order the
calla lily, the helmet, triangles, spears,
swords, &c. The design of the frame is
very artistic, the workmanship costly, and
the penmanship excellent.
The testimonial may be seen for a few
days at Spaeth's, North Queen street.
Following are the names of the commit
tee that made the presentation all of
them being officers of Damen division :
A. A. Duke, J. H. Ruoff, L. D. Belair,
L. C. Glading, II. Glading, Wm.F.Patten,
B. H. Gelden, T. H. Russell.
This afternoon the committee and some
Lancaster friends are en a visit te New
Helland. This evening they will return
VOTERS, ATTENTION t
Getting Beady for the Presidential Cam
paign. Philadelphia politicians are already
making preparations for the approaching
presidential election. We have been shown
a handbill, issued by order of the Demo
cratic city executive committee, contain
ing the names of all the voters of one of
the precincts who have paid their poll
tax within two years and call
ing upon all ether citizens of the
division te go and de likewise, or they
will be deprived of their right te vote.
This early preparation for the campaign is
commendable, and should be promptly
followed by every voting precinct in the
state. Let Lancaster Democrats be among
the earliest in the field. Mr. A. K. War-
fel, collector of taxes, is new sitting in the
office of the county commissioners for the
receipt of taxes. They must be paid before
Saturday, October 2, 1880, te secure a
A Terrible FaU.
Jesse H. Leighten, of Honoybreok town
ship, Chester county, was in the overhead
of his barn, and fell te the fleer below, a
distance of some sixteen feet, striking his
abiemen across the sharp edge of aboard,
causing severe internal injuries, which it is
thought may prove fatal. He is still lying
in a dangerous condition.
Tee ' Examiner" Opens Fire en Jehnsen.
The weekly Examiner has concluded
te give its friends the benefit of what it
knows about the pending contest for dis
trict attorney. Its current issue has a
celumu editorial sailing into J. W. John John Jehn
eon for his impudence in asking for a
second term. We make some extracts te
show the Examiner's unamiable frame of
mind toward its old friend :
"A Subscriber"' sends us a circular
which he says is largely distributed in his
neighborhood, and he might have said all
sections of the county, and asks an answer
te the following question : "If this is the
same J. W. Jehnsen, the Grand Jury se
frequently censured for the multiplication
In answer te ' 'Subscriber' ' we say he is the
same J. W. Jehnsen. And for his infer
matien and ethers, who may wish te be
further enlightened, why it is that this
same J. W. Jehnsen who steed mere snub
bing and rebuking from the grand jury of
Lancaster county than any ether who has
ever held the office, and in the face of
these rebukes new asks for a "second
term," in violation of the " unwritten
law" of Lancaster county. In was testi
fied te, in the New Era libel suit, that the
same J. W. Jehnsen said he had net been
three years district attorney " for noth
ing." On an examination of the reports
of the county treasurer for the three years
he was district attorney, the taxpayers are
forcibly reminded of the truth of the re
marks he made, that he did net serve
Mr. Jehnsen's circular claims te com
municate something "important te tax
payers " and calls en them te " read care
fully." We tee have found something
for them te "read carefully" as it is net
only "important " te them, but it is the
important part of the concern he feels,
net for their pockets, but for his own.
We will restate the figures te jnvc what
our estimate shows he has made out of
" one term :"
Received out et County Treasury $9,004.00
Frem Sheriff ahd Clerk (estimated) 2,400 00
" Divy " from private counsel te assist
Grand total $13,504.00
The two items estimated are quite as
likely te be under as ever estimated. The
question then is a pertinent one, whether
the Republicans of Lancaster ceuuty,
after having lined Mr. Jehnsen's pockets
with net one cent less than $13,500, are go
ing again te give him a chance te " multi
ply indictments," te the scandal and dis
grace of the geed name of the county, that
he may put another $13,500 "for nothing"
into his pocket ? We ask them in sober, ear
nest language whether they are going te
make a " second tefmcr" out of him te the
tune of $27,000 ? The people up te this
time have refused te nominate even two of
the same family, aud we doubt if they will
commit the felly of violating the " unwrit
ten law" of the county, net only with
reference te this office, but every ether im
portant paying county office. The first
district attorney elected was iu 1850. Since
then, the following were elected for three
1850 -Jehn L. Thompson
1853 David W. Patterson
185C O. J. Dickey
1859 Kmlen Franklin
1863 Jehn 11. Livingston
ISO.- William A. Atlee
ISfjS Geerge IJrubaker
1871 I). 1. Kesenmiller
1874 Jehn W. Jehnsen
187715. Frank Eshlemau
Wc heartily favored his election for " one
term," and were net disappointed that he
made a reform in the office which the pre
sent district a-terney has carried out, but
he took geed care that his fees were net
lessened by "reform." A little "reform"
in another direction might have put less
than $13,500 into his pockets.
When the Republican party first get
control of city councils, we are free te ad
mit by his efficient aid, he was made city
solicitor, which position he held for six
years, and when he stepped out of that
lie slid into the office of district attorney.
The former office was worth te him proba
bly $500 a year. Net an insignificant item
in the struggles of a young lawyer start
ing the " battle of life."
LANCASTER REFORMED CLASSIS.
Its Annual Meeting in GjuarryTille.
The next annual meeting of Lancaster
classis will be held in St. Paul's Reformed
church, Quarryvillc, this county, com
mencing May 20, at 7i p. m. The opening
sermon will be preached by the retiring
president, Rev. J. II. Pannabeckcr, of
Elizabethtown. Excursion tickets will be
issued by the Reading railroad company te
these having business at classis and te
delegates. Orders for excursion tickets
can be had by application te Rev. D. B.
Shuey, New Providence, upon whose
orders only ticket agents are authorized te
sell excursion tickets.
The members of classis will be entertain
ed during the meeting by the families as
given below, viz. :
Rct. Jehn G. Fritchcy Daniel Lefevcr.
Kev. W. T. Gerhard William Koehm.
ltev. Jehn A. Peters and elder Geerge W.
Kev. Dr. K. V. Gerhart Geerge XV. Hensel.
Rer. A. B. Shcnkle Daniel Lefevre.
Elder of St. Stephen's Chapel Jeseph Hess.
Delegate of May town Jotin Stanten.
Delegate of Willow Street Jehn Stanten.
Itev. Samuel Kulin and elder .Jehn P. Au
ment. Iter. Dr. Thes. G. Apple Geerge W. Hensel.
Kev. Dr. Jeseph II. Dubbs L. T. Hensel.
Kev. Dr. F. Aug. Gast L. T. Hensel.
Kev. W. H. II. Snyder and elder Galen J. P.
ltev. tt. W. Gerhard D. M. Beflenmyer.
Elder of New Helland Charge James Alex
ander. Kev. Dr. J. B. shumaker and elder D. D.
Kev. Stephen Sweitzcr and elder CM. Hess.
Kev. I). C. Tobias and elder D. D. Hess.
ltev. Pret. Jehn L. Stahr Jeseph Hess.
Kev. Gee. W". Snyder and elder Samuel
Kev. C. S. Gerhard and elder F. S. Sellers.
Kev. J. II. Pannabeckcr and elder Samuel
Kev. L. F. Zinkhan and elder Augustus
Kev. A. K. Thompson and elder Aldus Au
uient. Kev. S. I. Brown and elder C. M. Hess.
Rev. XV. 1 Llchliter and elder Jesiah B.
Rev. J. P. Moere and elder Daniel Lefevre.
Elder of Zwingli Church Wm. Koehm.
Students te be examined James Cellins.
3Iembcrs of classis can take the 5:30
train at King street depot, this city, arriv
ing at Quarryvillc at 7 p. m.
Arrested in Court.
Yesterday afternoon, en complaint of
Isaac High, Gee. W. Ream was arrested
en a capias te answer for the seduction of
complainant's daughter, Lydia A. High.
Defendant came into court and stated that
the capias was issued and he was taken
by the sheriff while he was in attendance
at court as a defendant te answer for forni
cation and bastardy with the said Lydia
A. High, and claimed his discharge in con
sequence. The facts were admitted by
plaintiffs and the court thereupon dis
charged defendant. We understand the
parties have mutually arranged their differ
ences and that neither of the complaints
will be heard in court.
Cat With a Hatchet.
A young man named Cake, belonging te
Reading, but employed at Charles E. Leip
pe's weed bending works, Ne. 113 Seuth
Queen street, met with a painful accident
yesterday. He struck with a hatchet at the
felloe of a wheel, but through some mis
chance the hatchet slipped and struck him
en the wrist, inflicting a verv deep and
painful wound. Dr. M. L. Herr rendered
the necessary surgical aid.
COURT QUARTER SESSIONS.
Adjourned April Term.
Tuesday Afternoon. The case of the
cem'th vs. the city of Lancaster for main
taining the fish market nuisance, was re
sumed, and after argument by council and
a charge by the court, the jury returned a
verdict of net guilty, county for costs.
Samuel H. Reynolds, esq., gave notice
te the .court that owing te a difference of
opinion between him and the prosecutor
as te the conduct of the case of Leuis Sow Sew
ers, indicted for murder at Mount Jey, he
(Mr. Reynolds) had withdrawn from the
case and had returned the retaining fee.
The Dennis Case.
In the case of the cem'th vs. Jehn B.
Dennis,charged with dissuading witnesses,
the commonwealth filed a paper, part
replication and part demurrer te the de
fendant's supplementary plea. In that
condition of the pleadings the case would
have been in no position te go te trial.
Judge Patterson suggested te the com
monwealth's counsel te move te strike off
the supplementary pica. They took the
hint, it was struck off, and the case went
te trial. The following named gentemen
were sworn as jurors, after each side had
exercised their full limit of striking : D. C.
Kieth, Charles Green, Jehn B. Denlinger,
Jehn Ghck, Samuel Leng, Jehn Dichm,
Henry Palsgreve, Samuel Hambright,
Philip Demes, Harry Edwards, Edwin
Elser, David B. Graham.
The district attorney offered in evidence
the indictment Ne. 66, against Dennis,
charging the selling of liquors te miners,
and the indictment Ne. 67, charging him
with selling liquor en Suuday.
A. J. Dunlap, sworn : Was in office of
district attorney during April sessions,
1879. (Shown indictment Ne. 67) witness
wrote the names of the witnesses en said
indictment, probably en the 24th of
April, 1870 ; copied them from the com
monwealth's subpoena, which had been
returned by the constables ; think the offi
cers were Gee. Cramer and Sam. Swenk ;
returned the subpoena te the clerk of the
court of quarter sessions.
Gee. W. Eaby, sworn : Is deputy clerk
of quarter sessions ; as such has custody
of papers of the ceuit ; has looked dili
gently for the subpoenas in indict
ments Nes. 66 and 67, aud can
not find them ; looked everywhere for
them where there was any probability of
their being ; Mr. Urban, the clerk, says
they could net be found when they were
wanted te re-tax the bill of costs.
Frank B. Beyle, sworn : (Shown in
dictment Ne. 67) wrote the name of Mr.
Eli G. Reist en the indictment ; copied it
from the subpoena.
W. H. Bates, sworn : Was prosecutor
against Dennis in April, 1879, for selling
liquor te miners and en Sunday. Eli G.
Reist, W. C. Bates, J. H. Schlegclmillich,
Jeseph Schlegelmillich and Jes.'IIaldeman,
were witnesses in these cases. Witness
was subpoenaed by Capt. Sprecher ; he pro
duced the subpoena and it was read te
witness ; it had the seal of the court epen
it and ordered witness te attend before the
grand jury ; took Capt. into the shop and
heard him read the subpoena te Haldcman
and W. C. Bates ; came te Lancaster in pur
suance of that subpeena ; the grand jury
found a true bill ; tle subpoena was net
served en Sunday ; Dennis told the witness
after he had been subpoenaed but bcfeie
being before the grand jury that if he would
go before the grand jury and testify that
he had brought the suits through malice
and would sec him (Dennis) through,
if the costs were put upon him (Bates)
Dennis would see that they were paid ; he
had $50 for that purpose te indemnify Bates
if he was stuck for the costs.
y, : Lived in Springvilie ; bearded at
Dennis's ; had been there seven or eight
weeks ; witness and Dennis were at one
time bad friends but became geed friends
afterwards; did net make this complaint
and was never asked te de se by any one ;
never told Dennis that he (Bates) had
brought the suit for violating the liquor
laws through malice.
Jeseph A. Schlegclmillich, sworn : Live
in Springvilie ; was subpoenaed as witness
in the case of cem'th vs. Dennis, .for sell
ing liquors; Dennis knew that witness
had been subpoenaed ; had several conver
sations with Dennis ; he wanted Haldcman
te play off sick, get a certificate from Dr.
Harry te that effect, se that Haldcman,
who was a miner, could net be called upon
te testify that he (Dennis) had sold liquor
te miners and en Sunday ; he said Dr.
Harry was a geed fellow and would de
anything for him ; that he would get Mr.
William Bates, another witness, te go te
Cumberland county and stay till after the
court ; witness heard Dennis tell Haldc
man that he would give him $5 and pay
him for his time, and get a certificate from
Dr. Harry. After we came te Lancaster
heard Dennis say the grand jury was fixed
and that if Mr. Bates would go before the
grand jury and swear that he brought the
suit through malice, if the costs would be
put upon him, he (Dennis) had $50 with
which te protect Bates from less.
yA : Dennis said "we have the grand
jury fixed ;" the conversation took place
back of the court house; heard him tell
Bates te swear before the grand jury that
he brought the suit through malice ; Den
nis did net request witness te stay away ;
Haldcman was net sick when Dennis
wanted him te feign sickness ; the reason
Dennis wanted him te stay away was that
he was a miner, and had get liquor from
Dennis ; witness refused te permit Haldc
man (who was his apprentice) te feign
W. C. Bates, sworn : Was subpoenaed te
attend court as a witness in the case of the
cem'th vs. Jehn B. Dennis, indicted for
violating the liquor laws at the April
court. Dennis said te witness in Spring
vilie that if naldeman would stay away it
would be all right ; did nethear what Den
nis said te Haldeman or witness' father,
W. H. Bates.
Jacob II. Schlegelmillich, sworn : Was a
witness in the case against Dennis ; heard
Dennis say after this suit was brought that
he had tried te have Haldeman co te bed.
play sick and get a certificate from Dr.
Harry, se that he would net be called te
Jehu Hessler, affirmed : Live in Spring
vilie : was subpoenaed in the Dennis cases
at April term, 1879 ; was net the prosecu
tor in these cases ; Dennis told witness
that if he came and testified against him,
he (witness) would be put in for the costs;
therefore he had better stay away ; that
the grand jury and the witnesses were all
fixed and the bills were ignored ; Dennis
frequently said he would prosecute wit
ness if he testified against him ; tried in
various ways te intimidate witness ; heard
Dennis tell Bates that if the costs were put
en him there was a fund provided te pay
y : Was subpoenaed by Capt. Sprecher ;
think it was a week before the court met ;
was before the grand jury at the April
court. Dennis ntv-effered witness any
inducement te stay away. Witness is the
prosecutor in the present suit ; brought it
of bis own free will ; bore him no malice ;
he had sued witness two or three times. Y
One of the suits was for malicious prose
cution and another for conspiracy ; these
suits grew out of a suit brought by witness
against Dennis for the larceny of a buggy ;
but all these suits were amicably settled.
He did net bring the present suit through
Wednesday Morning. Court met at 9
e clock, the case of cem'th vs. Jehn B.
Denuis, dissuading witnesses being re
sumed. Jehn Hessler being recalled testified that
he had been subpoenaed te testify before
the grand jury, but he had net been called
before that body ; witness denied having
employed special counsel te prosecute the
liquor cases against Dennis, but had em
ployed counsel in the conspiracy case in
which he was defendant.
Captain P. L. Sprecher testified that he
served a subpoena for the commonwealth
in the liquor case against Jehn B. Dennis
in April 1879, en William II. Bates, Jacob
E. Haldcre-an, Jehn Hessler aud William
C. Bates ; he had been paid for his services
at the sheriffs office ; witness returned the
subpoena te the district attorney's office
after its service ; the only memoranda of
the costs was endorsed en the back of the
subpoena and it must have been taxed from
The commonwealth here rested, reserv
ing the privilege of calling the clerk of the
quarter sessions te prove the taxation of
Jehn Hasslcr, being called for cross cress
examination, said he had net employed
E. K. Martin te prosecute the liquor cases,
but did say that he would see that Mr.
Martin would get his fees.
J. B. Amwake, esq., of counsel for
defendant, made the opening speech, and
called Jehn B. Dennis, the defendant,
who testilicd that he did net at any time
after the witnesses bad been subpoenaed te
attend court in the liquor case against
him, dissuade any of them from attend
ing ; he denied having any such conversa
tion as detailed by Mr. Schlcgelmilch
in reference te trotting Mr. Haldeman te
play off sick, and further denied,
that he said he would pay him:
for his lest time; denied having
said te any one of the witnesses, cither
at Springvilie or in Lancaster, that he had
the grand ju-y fixed ; witness did have a
conversation with William II. Bates about
ignoring the bill ; witness was net en very
geed terms with Bates about the time this
liquor suit was brought; the suits between
witness and Bates had been amicably ar
ranged, but the liquor cases against wit
ness was pushed by either Martin or
Hessler; witness did tell Bates that if he
would go before the grand jury and tell
the truth that this suit was brought
through malice he would pay the costs
rather than go into court if the grand jury
would impose them en Bates. Witness
was net cress examined by the common
Jacob E. Lerah, J. W. Reland, Jehn
Gyer, Laborious Shuttce, Ephraim Kline,
Amaziah Geed. Michael Cever, Daniel
Bender and Jonas E. Risscr, residents of
Mount Jey and Springvilie, close by te
where Jehn Hessler, the prosecutor in this
case, lives, testified that they had known
him for many years, and his reputation in
their neighborhood for truth and veracity
was net geed ; and from what they heard
people say they would net believe him en
William Sellers testilicd that Hesslcr's
reputation for veracity was net geed, and
further that he offered him $10 if he would
come te Lancaster and testify in this suit
as he (Hessler) would tell him ; Hessler
said he had some ether witnesses all right,
and witness ought te be en the right ride.
In rebuttal the commonwealth called
County Commissioner Ceble, Samuel M.
Myers, of Myers & Rathfon ; Henry
Bccht old, real estate agent ; I. N. S. Wells, V
commissioners' clerk ; Ephraim S. Hoever,
Eli Reist, Jehn M. Stehman, Jacob K.
Nisslcy, Benjamin B. Brandt, D. K. Burk
holder, W. II. Bates and Israel L. Land is,
who testified that they had known Mr.
Hessler for many years and that they had
never known his character for veracity te
The examination of the witnesses was
concluded about 11 J o'clock, when District
Attorney Eshleman addressed the jury
until adjournment time. While the dis
trict attorney was commenting en the tes
timony of Jonas E. Risser, that gentleman
called out in a loud voice : "If you say that,
you lie." Judge Patterson had the offender
brought before him, and saying that it was
such a contempt of court as could net be
passed unnoticed, he would impose a fine
of $5. The fine was paid at once. The
witness was evidently under the influence
of liquor at the time.
The recognizance of Braynard Stewart,
charged with larceny, was forfeited, and
process for his an est placed in the hands
of the sheriff. -y
A I'hlladeiphian in Court. J
Prof. Wermfey, of the University of
Pennsylvania, is in court te-day attending
as a witness in the Julia Hoever poisoning
Trouble Among the; Seventh-day Baptists.
Yesterday Constable Helman, en com
plaint of Martin D. Irvin, arrested Lercnz
Nolde and Moses Miller, the former of
whom he charges with forcible cntery and
detainer, and the latter with the same
offence, and also with assault and battery.
The trouble grew out of a dispute as te the
possession of the property in Ephrata,
belonging te the Seventh-day Baptists.
Irvin, it appears, rented the property from
persons claiming te be trustees of the
estate, and Nolde and Miller, who also
claim te be trustees, forcibly ejected him
and took possession. The defendants
were taken before 'Squire Seltzer, w.ieie
they waived a hearing and .entered bail for
their appearance at the August term of
quarter sessions court.
She "Denigeser It."
Mrs. Mary Bookmyer indignantly denies
that she was at the What-Glen picnic
when the minions of the law attempted te
dispossess her from Jehn Sherff s house.
She says Bhe was down street shopping.
She docs net go te picnics. Net she. She
is net a picnicker. She ain't.
On the ether hand Mr. Sherff denies
most positively that Mary Bookmyer has
any claim en him for any services of any
kind, and that his title te the house in
which she has been living is unquestiena