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LANCASTER DAILY IttTELLIGEftcER THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1880.
THUESDAT EVENING. MAY 20, 1880.
The County BepabllcaBS.
The contest between the two Republi
can factions has a disagreeable interest
te us because of the strong probability
that the successful party will be able te
nut its candidates into office. It is a very
great fault of parties in our country that
they are able te command the support of
their members without regard te the
quality of their nominations. In this
county these are generally very bad, just
because the Republican party is se strong
that it can elect any one it nominates.
There never has been a worse list of can
didates presented te the party te select
from than is offered te it new. Of the
leading candidates for district attorney,
Eberly, Davis and Jehnsen, all are abso
lutely unfit te discharge the duties of the
place ; and this is notorious. Clay Bru
baker is the only competent candidate
for this important pest ; but, although
this fact is well recognized in all intelli
gent circles in the county, it is net likely
te secure his nomination; and just be
cause the majority of the Republicans of
the county are net sufficiently intelli
gent and well informed te be able te
judge of the qualifications of the candi.
dates. They will vote in dependence
upon their self-appointed leaders who
have axes te grind and combinations te
protect, and te whom the qualifications
ef.the candidates are net a matter of con
sideration at all.
Te the peliticians.llerr Smith does net
recommend himself by the fact that he
is an honest, industrious and faithful
representative of the county in Congress.
They are nearly all against him because
they cannot use him. lie is tee strong
with the people te be dependent upon the
men who thought they owned the peo
ple until he taught them differently.
Air. .Smith gave a new political experi
ence te these political drovers of the
countywhe have been in the habit of re
garding the Republican voters as their
cattle. They found that Mr. Smith had
been industriously attending te the herd
while he was in Congress and that it was
net te be driven away from him. After
their last disastrous experience they con
cluded te let the people have their
own way about Smith for the future,
but they seem te have been seduced into
another tilt against him, this time by
their fierce desire te bury him and their
knewledge that they cannot lese any
thing by making the effort.
We are quite willing since we cannot
help it te see these rings doing their
dirty work te elect te office bad men.
We have the consolation of knowing that
the evil some day will end in the less of
Republican control of the county, whose
people are steadily growing in intelligence
and who will net submit forever te be
led by the nose by the miserable class of
men who new select for them the men te
represent them and fill their offices. It
is tee great felly en the part of the
voters te be much longer persisted in.
When the people fully appreciate hew
much they lese by the inefficiency of
their officers they will give mere care te
It is a happy omen of an auspicious pol
itical outcome of the Cincinnati cenver.
tien that the Democracy everywhere
seem determined te send their best men
there as delegates, uninstructed, uncom
mitted, " unpledged te any man or any
man's man." Virginia and New Jersey
fellow Pennsylvania in this respect, and
the patriotic and unselfish position of
these three great states two of which
must contribute and all of which may
aid te secure the election of the Demo
cratic nominee will give them much in
fluence. Virginia, the " mother of presi
dents," can only be made doubtful by
unwise action in the Democratic nation
al convention. Pennsylvania, " the key
stone of the federal arch,'' may be
wheeled into the Democratic column if
the highest council of the party shall re
solve upon a policy and a candidate that
will subordinate all personal and section
al interests te the common party weal.
Congress ought net te adjourn until
some method of counting the electoral
vote has been arranged which will give us
the assurance that no difficulty can arise
in fairly determining it. After the expe
rience which we had four years age we
de net understand hew Congress can be
willing te leave room for future disputes
of the same kind. It may be that the
political excitement of the summer will
paralyze the capacity of Congress for
useful work, but it surely should net
prevent it from taking measures te pre
serve us from the disastrous possibilities
that were developed in counting the last
electoral vote. As this is net a party
question, there should be no "difficulty in
the way of the speedy adoption of the
The withdrawal of Gen. Gorden from
the U. S. Senate will take the country by
surprise. It seems te have no signifi
cance except the natural, but nnfre
quently realized, desire of a public man
te retire te the peace and quiet and
greater emoluments of private life after
twenty years experience en the battle
field and in the forum. Senater Gorden
has been a geed representative of his
people ; he has contributed largely te
restore a geed feeling for them and con
fidence in them from the North. Georgia
and the whole country could have better
spared some of his colleagues."
If it should turn out, as the New
Yerk Times intimates, that the new
Pacific railroad scandal smirches Blaine
another sunstroke may be anticipated jis
early as the 2d of June.
The presidential election in the United
States comes every leap year. It was se
arranged that bashful candidates could
make proposals without tee great a
breach of modesty. -
Since the Blaine people have a bar'l
we trust the " best workers" in Lancas
ter expect it te be tapped here en Satur
Smaller states than New Jersey have
had a surplus of favorite sons, and have
thus been obliged te give them all the
Let the Democratic members of ceun.
cil, elected en the issue of orderly and
lawful municipal government, go slowly
in their support of the $15,000 lean ordi
nance te be considered this evening, and
test carefully the ground in whicli they
walk te see that it is solid. On Novem
ber 11, 1879 the finance committee re
ported that the city was within $S,S00 of
its constitutional debt limit. Since then
our valuation has decreased some $200,
000, bringing the limit some $4,000 below
that figure. If this report be correct the
city cannot lawfully add $15,000 te its
permanent debt. If it cannot be done
lawfully it must net be done at all.
Henry S. Feete has " stepped out.
Ex-Governer Jeseph E. Bhewn, of
Georgia, who is new in Nashville, received
a telegram last night announcing his ap
pointment as senator te succeed Gorden,
and accepted the position.
Judge Green was expected te return
from the Het Springs, Arkansas, last even
ing and resume his seat en the bench.
Chief Justice Sharswood is still absent in
Philadelphia, where his sister is very ill.
Senater Jehn B. Gorden has sent in his
resignation te the governor of Georgia as
United States senator, te take effect im
mediately. The governor has accepted his
resignation and will appoint his successor
In the meeting of the Pennsylvania state
medical society in Alteena, Lancaster
county is represented by Drs. J. L. Zieg
ler, of Mount Jey ; Jehn L. Atlee and
S. T. Davis, of Lancaster; G. T. Wese
mak. nf Bainbridffe : D. J. McCAA. of
Ephrata ; II. 31. Black, of Strasburg, and
Alexander Cuaie, of Columbia.
3Ir. Spukgeex. in an address en tracts
the ether evening, said that he knew a
brother who had often taken a sermon of
his and turned it into Gaelic. Then he
turned it again into English and preached
it as his own. It had passed through two
series, and his brother had, no doubt, a
copyright after having taken se much
trouble with it.
About a year before his death some one
sent William Ccllex Bkyaxt a picture
of apple blossoms. In acknowledging it he
wrete: "They de net exactly suit the
last days of life's December, but they agree
charmingly with that new springtime of
existence, my entrance te which cannot be
far oil, and where I hope te find the
orchards of Paradise in full blossom."
Jexxy Lixd's eyes are described by 3Irs.
Heeper as lovely as ever in their expression
and in their soft depths of lustrous blue.
Iler abundant brown hair, slightly sil
vered, she still dresses in the same fashion
as of old. She lately spoke in warm terms
of affection of America, saying, "Your
country takes the rabble of all ether coun
tries and gives them a chance." Te an
allusion te the charm of her singing in her
youth, particularly in devotional music,
she answered with a rapt expression : "It
was because my voice came from Ged,
and I sang te Ged !"
3Iadamc 3Ied.ieska has achieved au un
mistakable triumph in England. All of
the Londen papers are enthusiastic in her
praise, and the Athcnccum, the most coldly
critical of them all, says "the value of
a triumph such as was obtained by
3Iadamc 3Iedjeska en her first appearance
cannot be easily estimated." A stranger
in England, with an imperfect command
of the language, she made her debut at a
morning performance at an outlying thea
tre in a role, Camille, whicli has never wen
acceptance in this country. " Over these
disadvantages 3Iadamc 3Iedjcska tri
umphed by pure force of talent, winning
from a public languid and indifferent at
the outset a verdict wholly and enthusias
Twe Yeuug Women Mangled by a Mail Deg.
A ferocious bulldog belonging te the
family of the late Wm. Ly'lc, near Aften,
en the C. & E. R. R., five miles east of
Batavia. Ohie, attacked Georgie and Anna
Lytic, daughters of deceased, and bit one of
the yeuug ladies litteen times and the
ether six, making most horrible wounds.
The neighbors seen gathered with guns
and pistols, and the deg was pursued in a
northerly direction nine miles before over
taken and killed. It was said that several
ether dogs in the vicinity were bitten by
the mad canine, and great excitement is
prevailing in consequence. The limbs of
of one of the young ladies were terribly
tern and mangled at the calves. The doc
tors are net fully satisfied that it
is a genuine case of hydrophobia,
but the family and relatives, te
make sure, are having the wounds
treated as a mad deg bite, and yesterday
left with the injured ladies for Nertn Bend
te have the mad-stone applied. There has
been a fearful mortality among the canines
at Aften and adjacent country since Fri
day, as the shotgun policy is being vigor
ously pursued by the citizens.
MILTON'S NKW FOSTOFFICF..
A 1U11 Introduced in tlie Senate and Ouickly
3Ir. Cameren, of Pennsylvania, pre
sented te the Senate yesterday the me
morial of the citizens of Jlilten, for the
erection of a new posteffice building. He
called attention te the grievous nature of the
misfortune suffered by the citizens of that
town and introduced a bill appropriating
$25,000 for the erection of a public build
ing there, for which he asked immediate
consideration. 3Ir. 3Ierrill remarked that
the bill proposed te introduce the practice
of building posteffices at small interior
towns. He did net object te giving the
money, but thought the bill would be a
bad precedent. 3Iessrs Voorhees, Carpen
ter, Wallace and Conkling supported the
bill, the latter saying many smaller towns
than 3Iilten had been likewise provided
for by the committee en public buildings
and grounds. He thought objection came
ungraciously te this particular deserving
case. Werk would be provided for many
destitute people. The bill was read three
times and passed.
What a Grant Man Says of Blaine.
The profuseness with which 3Ir. Blaine's
canvassers are lavishing money in all parts
of the Union is exciting general remark.
Mr. Sherman's agents in the Seuth are re
ported as being as much discouraged as they
were astonished at the large amounts of
money spent in the Seuth in 3Ir. Blaine's
interest. "Where I spent oue dollar,
they spent a hundred," said a Sherman
agent in Louisiana. We de net under
stand that it is charged that 3Ir. Blaine is
using the money corruptly, or in ether
than a legitimate manner, nor would we
credit such a charge unless corroborated
by the facts, but it is evident that the
Blaine canvass is being pushed with a
vigor and prodigality that is possible only
with a very liberal bank account te draw
Gbiest's boom keeps booming.'
It seems te be the " Ged's truth " that
Jehnsen is "out of the fight."
Bruiiakku and Weaver announce
they positively will net withdraw.
It is certainly net the fault of the Cin
cinnati Commercial if its sentiments arc
net understood. It says : "Grant is net
te Iks president again, no matter who
nominates him. If the Republican party
becomes a third term party it is done
Five hundred lay and clerical delegates,
representing 179 prcbyteries, meet in the
Presbyterian general assembly in 3Iadisen,
Wis., te-day. Among the leading special
subjects te be deliberated and determined
are the revised form of government and
book of discipline, and the Talmage case.
Oxe of the disjmsting things about the
Grant movement in Illinois is the way its
managers try te trade en the names of
Lincoln and Douglas. They have young
Beb Lincoln preside at their caucus and
Stephen A. Douglas, jr., te act as secre
tary, and parade the names with dramatic
The following is a telegram sent by Gen
eral Grant te a friend in Chicago a few-
days age. " I regret very much hearing
of the attack of the Glebe-Democrat en 3Ir.
Washburne. 3Ir. Washburne is and has
always been my friend, and that tee, when
his friendship was of inestimable value te
me. I could never forget it or be ungrate
ful for it." Washburne has been sending
Grant taffy by telegraph.
The Ncie Era went te press with a week
ly edition en Tuesday night chuck full of
attacks en Tem Cochran and Ames, II.
3Iylin. It especially champions Smith for
Congress, Rciueehl for Senate, Courtney
and Eberly, Landis and Brosius for the
Legislature. It wastes no space for peer
directors and prison inspectors, of which
its friends will retain a majority in any
event. Jehnsen gets his work in in its
advertising columns at ten cents a line.
Whether Congress adjourns en the
31st of this month or net, it is about as
geed as settled that no business of any im
portance ether than the appropriation
bills will be passed this session. This
point is conceded even by Democrats who
arc opposed te an adjournment at the
time agreed upon by the Heuse, and if
Congress remains in session the time will
be taken up by the men in both parties
who believe their side will be strengthened
by a political discussion. The free traders
want the tariff bill considered, the New
England members arc anxious for legisla
tion te restore the duty en Canadian fish,
and the sugar men want their bill re
adjusting the rate of duty en sugar passed.
AH of them will have te wait, because the
temper of the majority of the members in
both houses is against the proposed legis
lation this session.
T1IU rOET AXD HIS SOSGS.
As the birds conic in the Spring,
We knew net from when; ;
As the stars come at evening
Frem the depths of the air ;
As the rain comes irem the cloud,
And the brook from the ground ;
As suddenly, low or loud.
Out of silence a sound ;
As the grape comes te the vine,
The fruit te the tree ;
As the wind come te the pine.
And the tide te the s-eu ;
As come the white sails of ships
O'er the ocean's verge ;
As comes the smile te the lips,
The foam te the surge ;
Se come te the l'ect his pengs,
All hitherward blown
Frem the mist v land, that belong
Te the vast Unknown.
His, and net his, are the lays
He sings ; and their fame
Is his. and net his: and the praise
And the pride of a name.
Fer voices pursue him by day.
And haunt him by night,
And he listens, and needs must obey,
When the Angel savs : ' Write !"
IlKNItV W. LOSOPELLOW.
It appears that even in the land et py
ramids aud lotus flowers the scratchcr he
scratcheth. A political party known as
"Yeung Egypt" has made every effort
te prevent the removal of the obelisk pre
sented by the cx-khedivc te New Yerk
city, and about being shipped hither by
private enterprise and liberality. Fer all
that, the thing has been get under way
and is coming sure. This obelisk is sixty-
seven feet high, weighs 19!) tens, and is of
Egyptian syenite. Its four sides arc cev
ered with hieroglyphics. On the two sides
towards the south and cast these markings
are a geed deal weather-worn, ani indeed
even defaced at some points. It had
rested en four sea crabs of copper, weigh
ing 800 pounds each. Te the body of the
crab was attached a dowel, above and be
low, ten inches long, which was let into
holes in the obelisk and pedestal, the
weight of the obelisk, however, resting en
the body of the crab, it is difficult te im
agine hew this ancient people raised the
obelisk of 200 tens weight directly in a
perpendicular line ten inches, for such they
must have done te place the crabs, with
their attached dowels, in position. Per
haps the largest derrick in America will
net lift one-quarter of this weight, and the
largest one in the world will barely raise
one-half of it.
MILLIONS FOR BRIBERY.
What Mr. Geerge Says Was Dene te Secure
the Texas Pacific Charter.
A letter containing startling charges was
received recently by Chairman 3IcLanc, of
the Pacific railroad committee of the
Heuse. The writer, J. A. Geerge, says
that he has documents aud letters in his pos
session te prove that when the
original charter of the Texas Pacific
railroad was passed, in 1871, $1,200,
000 in land grant bends and $90,000 in
cash were used te buy votes te secure
the passage of the act. He says that the
cash was placed in the hands of one of the
senators, te be distributed evenly te three
ether senators, and that $200,000 m land
grant bends was given te the same senator
te be distributed wherever it would de the
most geed in the Senate. Geerge also says
that $1,000,000 of land grant bends were
placed in the hands of a certain member of
the Heuse, and were by him distributed t e
purchase votes of representatives in favor
of the scheme. He says that letters, tele
grams, and ether documentary evidence te
prove the truth of his assertions are de
posited in a bank in Washington, and, if it is
desired, he will appear before any commit
tee of the Heuse and prove the truth of his
assertions. Ne names are mentioned in
Mr. McLane showed the letter te Repre
sentative Ellis, of Louisiana, and they have '
decided te notify Mr. Geerge te present
his evidence te them for examination. If
upon investigation it is found that Geerge
has any proof te substantiate his asser
tions, the whole matter will be laid before
the committee en Pacific reads at its next
meeting, and the Heuse will be requested
te order and investigation. Frem all the
information which can be obtained, 3Ir.
Geerge appears te be a man of somewhat
doubtful character. It is charged that he
has been in the employ of the Huntington
Central Pacific lobby, and latterly has been
serving the star route contractor's ring.
HANLAN WINS KASIL.Y.
Courtney Makes Xe Shew In the Beat Race.
At 5:30 yesterday afternoon the beat
race between Chas. E. Courtney and Ed
ward Hanlan came off" en the Potomac at
Washington and was witnessed by a throng
of people estimated at 40,000. The race
was wen easily by Hanlan in 36 minutes
and 49 3-10 seconds. Although Courtney
led slightly at the start Haulan had passed
him at the quarter and at the three-quarters
was leading by ten lengths. Here
Courtney turned around and evidently re
alized that he was beaten and in re
spense te his friends in the referee's beat
te pull away, he said : " It is net in me."
Hanlan also eased up here and pulling
steadily at 32 strokes opened the gap as he
pleased and all interest in the race ceased.
Courtney stepped after rowing 2 miles,
aud turning leisurely rowed back ever the
course and disembarked at his quarters at
the Potomac beat house. On the way
home Hanlan gradually overhauled Court
ney, anil the thousands en snore auti upon
the beats and steamers which lined the
course, net knowing that Courtney had net
turned his stake beat, imagined the race
was still a debatable issue aud rent the
air with cheers for their respective
favorites. Hanlan, however, seen passed
Courtney and pulled leisurely te the
last eighth of the course, when in
response te the blowing of whistles and
cheers from theusauds of spectators, he
quickened te a forty stroke and exhibited
a splendid burst of speed te the finish.
Pulliii" up te the referee's beat Hanlan
was awarded the race by the referee. Riley,
who was at the start prepared te enter the
race if cither Courtney or Hanlan failed te
appear, started down the edge of the
course a few seconds before the
word was given and rowed nearly the
cntire course in front of Hanlan,
increasing his lead te about an eighth
of a mile, turning Haitian's stake and row
ing back te the Potomac beat house where
he disembarked with Ceurtney.3Iany people
along the course who had seen the start,
supposed from this that Riley was in the
race and was winning a great victory ever
the little Canadian. On returning te his
hotel last evening Hanlan was serenaded,
and in response te calls for a speech he ex
pressed his gratitude for the kindness he
had received at the hands of theWashiugten
people during his stay. He said that he
came here te row a race and he very much
regretted that an opportunity had net
been given him te de se. In conclusion he
referred te Riley's having gene en the
course and rowed ever a part of it in front
of the contestants, denouncing him as no
gentleman. He said that if Riley wanted
te row with him te-morrow or a year
hence for $10 or for $10,000, he should be
ready te meet him.
The citizens have subscribed a purse
and a race has been arranged between
Hanlan and Riley te take place en Wed
nesdav next ever the same course as that
THE rOUTICAL riEL.ll.
The Democracy Leeking for the Best Man.
The Democrats held state conventions in
Virginia aud California yesterday, and del
egates gathered in Trenten, N. J., for one
in that state te-day. The speakers at the
Virginia convention were in favor of an
uninstructed delegation te Cincinnati, in
order that the state might east its vote for
tlie best candidate. The Jersey delegates
have been selected ; they are also te go un
instructed. A full report of the Califor
nia meeting has net yet been received ;
the Werkingmcn of that state are new
holding their convention which is a stormy
affair and a portion of them arc in laver of
union with the Democracy.
Republican Conventions in Illinois, Min
nesota and Nebraska.
The state convention of the Republicans
of Illinois met at Springfield yesterday.
The Grant delegation from Chicago
had seats in the gallery, but the regular
delegates (anti-Grant), were excluded.
A motion te adjourn led te a test vote
showing that 349 Grant and 218
anti-Grant delegates were present and
voting. On motion of General Legan,
contesting delegates were required te
premise that they would abide by the
decision of the convention. After fruit
less afternoon and evening sessions, the
convention adjourned until te-day. The
Minnesota Republicans elected a delegation
te Chicago, and instructed them te vote
for Senater Windem.
Ex-Governer Feete, of Mississippi.
Ex-Governer Feete died at his home,
five miles from Nashville yesterday. Hen
ry Stuart Feete was born in Fauquier
county, Virginia, September 12, 1800. He
graduated at Washington college, at Lex
ington, Va., new Washington and Lee
University, in 1819 ; studied law, was ad
mitted te the bar, and in 1824 went te
Tuscumbia, Ala., where he edited a Demo
cratic newspaper. In 1826 he moved te
3Iississippi, where he rose in politics, and
in 1844 was a presidential elector. In 1847
he was elected senator, and was chairman
of the feicign relations committee. In
1811 he was elected governor, his opponent
being Jeff Davis. After his -term
expired he spent several years in
California. Returning in 1859, he opposed
disunion in the Southern convention at
Knexvillc, and resided in Tennessee, fol
lowing that state into the rebellion, and be
ing the leader of the Confederate Congress
of the opposition of Jeff. Davis's adminis
tration as rebel president. He fought
several duels, one with Sargent S. Pren
tiss, who coolly told a small boy that had
climbed a tree te see the fight, " Come
down, sonny, the governor might hit you ;
he's sheeting wild this morning." 3Ir.
Feete wrote several books, including
"Texas aud the Texans" and "The War
of the Rebellion, or Scylla and Charybdis."
When the branch mint of the United
States was again put in operation last
year, with the revival of business, Hayes
appointed Mr. Feete superintendent.
LATKST NEWS BY MAIL.
Confederate memorial day was observed
at Richmond yesterday.
Baseball yesterday : Bosten Bosten. 5:
Providence, 5 ; eleven innings.
The letting against Lorillard's Wallen
stein, who will start in the race for the
British 3Ianchestcr cup te-day, is new 33
Heavy rains fell last night and the
forest fires in Cumberland, Atlantic, Bur
lington, Ocean and 3Ionmeuth counties,
N. J., are reported extinguished.
Fifty brigands have been killed near Sa Sa
lenica, Turkey. Burness, the Englishman
who was severely wounded by the robbers
a week age, will confront his assailants en
The late Leuis Clapp, of Lee Centre, 111.
who left an estate valued at $400,000, bc-
bueathed $150,000 for au agricultural col
lege in that county en condition that $100
000 additional be raised for its endowment.
Minnesota was yesterday switched off
from Blaine en the Windem siding, just as
Wisconsin was switched off en the Wash
burne siding ; and both sidings are supposed
te connect with the Grant tmnk line some
where about Chicago.
A tramp in Trenten was fed by Jlrs.
Thern, a cenereus lady living en Fal
street. She learned after the nomad's de
parture that the entertainment had cost
her about $11. The tramp had carried off
The Southern brigadiers struck a geed
streak yesterday under a Republican ad
ministration. Gen. Lengstrcet, Lee's ablest
lieutenant, was made minister te Turkey,
and Postmaster General Key, a brigadier
in a small way, was transferred te a
United States judgeship for life.
The telephone exchange in Allentown
a great success.
Easten has a market house and the curb
stone privileges of its square or "circle"
sold this year for $510.95.
The banks of 3Iontgemery, Lehigh and
Northampton counties earned from 2 te 8
per cent dividends in the last six months.
The peel sellers and roulette wheelers
who tried their games at Point Breeze
have been gathered in.
The Coudersperfc Journal-Enterprise
proves worthy of its name by publishing
an "extra" repert of the great fire there.
The Lehigh county peer directors have
made arrangements for fortnightly preach
ing te the paupers.
Johnstown and Hollidaysburg cock
fighters met at Summit, en the Blair
county line. Hollidaysburg wen six fights
out of eight.
3Ir. Christopher Weeds, for many years
manager of the Pennsylvania railroad
transfer depot at Pittsburgh,has died from
the effects of apoplexy and paralysis.
Senater Cameren presented in the United
Senate Senate yesterday a petition from
3Irs. 3Iargaret Heintzelman, widow of the
late General Heintzelman, praying a pen
sion at the rate of $50 a month.
Alteena, Johnstown, Pittsburgh and
Hollidaysburg "sports" will have a grand
cock-fight and deg-fight en Decoration day
at a point somewhere between Alteena
and Pittsburgh. Tne stakes will be $200
a and expenses.
At Point Breeze Belle Oakley wen the
2:26 race. 3Iay took the first heat. Time,
2:28, 2;29:, 2:29j, 2:29. The 2:23 race was
wen by Jersey Boek, he taking the third,
sixth and seventh heats. Wild Billy the
fourth heat and Scotland the fifth. Time,
o.e- e.s 0.0.11 o.e; o.er o.eni e.;mi
M.0, W.0, i..wOJ, ta..J, .!) w..T, M.OlJ.
The proposed opposition line from Phil
adelphia te the Lehigh Valley, which was
te course along the Perkiomen and Saucon
valleys, has been abandoned, the rates
having been made se equitable ever the
North Penn branch that the Lehigh Valley
read has no longer occasion te complain.
Charles Pickcrsgill, aged 28 years, a
nephew of 3Ir. William Pickcrsgill, jr., a
well known and very wealthy shoe mer
chant, committed suicide in Pittsburgh
yesterday. He has been for some time
afllictcd with dyspepsia, and several days
age said te one of his fellow-boarders that
he had no hope of restoration te health and
had concluded te kill himself.
Don't all speak at once. A Somerset
man, named 11. A. Hartzel, offers te give
a thousand dollars te auy clergyman in the
county, state, or elsewhere, te be applied
te any charitable purpose, who will show,
in the Hely Scriptures, a command given
by Jesus Christ, or any of his apostles, te
baptize an infant or unconscious babe ; or
an example by either an apostle or evan
gelist. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
Frem Our Own Correspondent.
In accordance with a proclamation issued
by Chief Burgess 3Iellinger, the citizens of
Columbia met in council chamber last
eveninjr. for the purpose of collecting
money and ether contributions for the
sufferers by the late disastrous fire in 3Iil-
ten. Mr. II. B. Essick was called te the
chair. 3Iessrs. J. W. Yocum and W. Hayes
Gricr officiated as secretaries. 3Ir. Jehn
Fendrich was elected treasurer of the fund.
The following resolution was offered and
licsulutien, That the officers be empew
ered te appoint a committee of three from
each ward te solicit subscriptions,
On motion 3Iilten Wike was appointed a
special committee te call en the farmers at
The following were appointed the solicit
ing committee from their respective wards :
First Ward D. B. Case, Ed. B. Eek-
man, Ueerge xeung, jr.
Second Ward S. S.
Bruncr, L. W. Richards,
Third Ward D. C.
Frank, Jacob Auwerter.
Wann, Jehn P.
3Icssrs. A. J. Kauffman, C. S. Kauff
man and Wm. B. Given addressed the
meeting, making very interesting and ap
The meeting was net as well attended as
it should have been. These present were
surprised te see se few of the leading citi
zens there. The committee will call dur
ing the week and it is te be hoped that all
will give something, as the cause is a geed
one and Columbia should de her share.
At a meeting of General Welsh pest,
Ne. 118, G. A. R., held en Tuesday even
ing, it was decided te send a special invi
tation te Company II., 11th regiment N.
G., of Pennsylvania, and the Columbia
Rifles, and a general invitation will be ex
tended te all civic organizations te take
part in the decoration ceremonies, en
Saturday afternoon, the 29th inst. The
merchants are requested te close their
places of business between 12 m. and 6
p. m. The Ironville band has been engaged
te furnish music for the occasion. The
precession will be formed en Seuth Second
street, right resting en Locust, and will
move at four o'clock; Chief Marshal,
Harry 3Iullcn; Assistant 3Iarshals,
J. D Wright, and E. A. Becker ;
The pest has also provided for an appro
priate sermon en Sunday evening, the 30th
inst., in the opera house by Rev. Henry
Wheeler, of the Second street 3Iethedist
church, Columbia. A general invitation
is extended te all te be present. Music
will be furnished by the committee.
The Lecal Budget.
The catamaran lately purchased by six
young Columbia gentlemen, has been
launched and is working satisfactorily.
The boys are having a geed time.
Butter, eggs and vegetables were plenty
en market this morning ; prices fair. Shad
sell from 50c. te $1 a pair, according te
Assaulting a Conductor.
Geerge Fisher, a colored man, who was
attempting te steal a ride en the Cincin
nati express, west, last night, was discov
ered by Conductor Paynterand put off the
train at Dillerville. As the train moved
off Fisher picked up a stone and hurling it
at the conductor, struck him a severe
blew en the hip. The conductor telegraph
ed from the next station te have the man
arrested, and he was taken into custody at
the depot in this city. He was committed
by Alderman 3IcConemy for a hearing en
3Ienday next. He admitted the assault
while en the way te jail, and said he wished
he had knocked the conductor's brains
THE LUTHERAN SYNOD.
An Outline of the Werk te be Dene.
The Lutheran synod, or, mere properly,
as chartered in the beginning, the " Ger
man Evangelical Lutheran 3Iinisterium of
Pennsylvania and Adjacent States," will
convene for its 133d annual session en
Trinity Sunday morning, the 23d, in the
Church of the Hely Trinity, this city, and
will continue its session until Thursday or
Saturday morning the examining com
mittee appointed by the last synod will
meet in Trinity chapel te examine the
applicants for ordination. These, as far as
known, are : 3Iessrs. II. G. B. Artman,
E. R. Cassady, C. K. Drumheller, G. F.
C. Fluck, G. C. II. Haskarl, W. H.
Gcigcr, I. Gauker, E. II. Gerhart, G. C.
F. Haas, J. S. Keiner, W. G. 3Iiller, J.
Sander; C. F. Tieraan and 31. L. Zweizig.
Mr. II. G. B. Artman, the first named, is
te be sent after ordination as a missionary
te Rajahmundry, India. The examining
committee consists of Revs. J. A. Seiss,
D. D., chairman ; E. Greeuwald, D. D.,
E. A. Bauer, C. F. Welden, G. A. Hinter
leitner, J. Kehler, H. Eggcrs, W. S.
Emery, II. E. Jacobs, D. D., and Prof. A.
Saturday evening services preparatory
te the synedical communion will be held,
en which occasion Rev. F. W. Weisketten
of Salem church, Bethlehem, Pa., will
preach the sermon.
Sunday morning, at the regular hour for
church service, the session of the synod
will be regulaily instituted by the admin
istration of the synedical communion, and
en this occasion Rev, Dr. C. W. Schaeffer,
president of the synod, will preach the
synedical sermon. At the service en Sun
day evening Rev. J. B. Rath, of Grace
church, Bethlehem, will preach.
3Ienday evening, 24th, the president
will open the regular business meetings of
the synod, according te the order pre
scribed in the liturgy. The roll of minis
ters will be called, and the lay delegates
from pastoral charges will present their
certificates and be received as members of
the synod. 3Ienday evening missionary
and educational services will be held in
Zion's German Lutheran church, Hev. F.
P. 3Iayscr, pastor. Rev. W. Ashmcad
Schaeffer, of Germantown, will deliver an
address in English, and Rev. F. Wisehan,
of St. Paul's, Philadelphia, one in Ger
man. One of the most interesting aud import
ant of the synedical services will be held
in Trinity church en Tuesday evening, in
accordance with a report te be presented
by a committee of five ministers appointed
at the last meeting of the synod, in Leba
non, Pa., te mature a place for a suitable
commemoration of the seventh semi-centennial
anniversary of the delivery of the
Augsburg Confession, and the third cen
tenary of the publication of the Boek of
Concord, June 25th, 1580. Rev. Prof. II.
E. Jacobs, D. D., of Gettysburg, will ad
dress the meeting in English, and Rev. A.
Spaeth, of St. Johannes church, Philadel
phia, in German. The committee en the
anniversaries named, consists of Rev. Drs.
C. P. Krauth, A. Spaeth. E. Grcenwald,
H. E. Jacobs and Rev. B. W. Sehmauk.
On Wednesday evening the ordination
of candidates for the ministry will be ob
served. Rev. J. Fry, D. D., of Trinity
church, Reading, will preach the ordination
Thursday evening an informal reception,
or conversazione, will be accorded the
ministerial visitors, in Trinity chapel, by
the Junier missionary society of Trinity
church. The exercises will be interspersed
with music, vocal and instrumental, by the
choir and ethers, and addresses
ters and delegates.
A Political Runaway.
Jehn Samson, seu of Jeseph Samson, and
a young Bull Ring politician of some note,
spent yesterday in traveling through the
county peddling brushes and distributing
Griest, 3Iylin and Brubaker campaign doc
uments. His means of conveyance con
sisted of a covered spring wagon and black
horse. At 6 o'clock in the evening this
team steed en Christian street at 3Ir. S.'s
stable ready te be unhitched ; but before
this was te be done Jehn must tell his
anxious parent the news. As the "politi
cal state " of each place visited was related
the young politician became excited, his
voice grew louder and still louder, the
horse, tee,caught the infection and became
rcstlesss. When the Earls were reached in
the excited tale it became tee much for
even animal nature te bear ; the horse gave
a start and ran out Christian street te a
fence beyond Frederick. The hind axle
of the wagon was broke, and Bull King
tickets aud brushes were scattered about.
Jehn Sides has arrived in town from
Kentucky with a let of well-bred horses.
Jehn thinks that the Kentucky girls arc
net such awfully handsome creatures. In
Lexington he saw some that were " pretty
as wax," but nowhere else did they unfold
their loveliness te them. The- men talk
about nothing but blue grass and hoi se
pedigrees ; he only met one peer devil of an
editor who expressed any desire te knew
hew things were moving politically in
here. Evidently Jehn did net circulate
among the belles and politicians. The
farming and farm buildings he viewed
with contempt. They will plough around
their corn-stalks, he declares, whenever it
has been tee wet te burn them, which is
the only way they recognize of getting rid
The spirit of improvement is unusually
active in Fulton township the present sea
son. The following is.a list of buildings
in course of erection : Fine barns have
been raised by Themas Jenes, David Dca
ver and James K. Drennan, whilst Neal
Hambleton and Rebert Black have new
barns well under way,all te be slate reefed.
Day Weed is building a large tobacco
house and Jehn C. Wright has built a new
dwelling house and barn.
Supervisor Snowden, of 3Iedia, has for
warded the following estimates of popula
tion te Washington : West Chester bor
ough, 7,300; Ceatesvillc borough, 2,050;
Phumixville borengh, 0,000 ; Spring City
borough, 1,200; Lancaster city, 29,000;
Columbia borough, 8,050 ; total for Ches
ter county, 93,000 ; total for Lancaster
county, 140,000 ; total for Delaware coun
ty, about 51,000.
Fell Frem u 1'ercli.
Jehn Gundaker, an aged man, father of
Harry Gundaker, the well-known North
Queen street merchant, last evening fell
from a perch in the rear of the store, 142
North tjueen street, and sustained severe
internal injuries, though he nau no dehcs
broken. He is confined te his bed and re
quires constant attendance.
Events Acress the County Lines.
Twelve picnics are already booked
Pine Greve park near Carlisle.
The 3feravian female missionary society
of Bethlehem celebrated its sixty-second
anniversary by a love feast en Sunday.
A West Chester firm will display spokes,
wheels and hubs at the Australian interna
3Iaj. Jacob Landis, of 3IiddIetewn, has
been elected chairman of the Democratic
county committee of Dauphin county.
Gov. Heyt has been confined te his room
for the past two days, suffering from au
attack of acute rheumatism.
The borough of Oxford, Chester county,
has inaugurated measures for the purchase
of a $3,000 steam fire engine and $500
worth of hose.
General Simen Cameren, Cel. W. W.
Jennings, Samuel F. Barr, esq., and Capt.
W. II. Patterson left Harrisburg yesterday,
for some point up the Pennsylvania rail
read, presumably for Huntingdon.
Eaward Herrick, esq., chief clerk of the
auditor general's office, and E. F. Kerr, of
the same department are new at Bucna
Vista, Colerado, looking after their silver
The posteffice department has given
notice te the postmaster of " Brick Meet
ing Heuse" that the name is tee long, and
accordingly changed it te "Calvert."
Sixty years age Brick 3Iecting Heuse and
Chestnut Level were the only postellices
between hlkten and Lancaster, and th
mail was carried by 3Iesser Perry en a
little old horse, and it required a week to te
make the round trip.
Yesterday when the day turn in the
Bessemer department of the Pennsylvania
steel works was about te go en duty it was
discovered that the building, whicli is an
old one, is net safe te work in. One of the
chimneys is net in geed condition and
thare are various ether repairs needed in
the building. The hands therefore did net
go te work and all operations were sus
pended. Repairs en the building were at
Near West Chester an .unknown man
was found lying in the field of Jehn Neble,
in an unconscious state. Beside him was
a bottle labeled laudanum, about one-third
full. Dr. William B. Briuten was imme imme
diately called in, and, with the assistance
of Dr. William F. Lcc, did all in hi
power, for the man, hut at about 6 o'clock
he died. The man appeared te have been
a laborer, and was well dressed. Re was
a stranger in the neighborhood, aged about
45, sandy hair and mustache. He was
buried at the almshouse.
The friends of Oliver Stuck, esq., in
Yerk county, propose te present his name
for a prominent position en the Democratic
ticket of that count'. 3Ir. Stuck is the
editor of the Yerk Democratic 1'rcsn and
in the past rendered his party much ser
vice. Latterly the Democrats of Yerk
have had their own troubles and Mr. Stuck's
paper took up the cudgels for one side,
while the old organ, the Gazette, repre
sented the ether. As this is the day of
peace aud harmony in the party. and Dem
ocratic love feasts are in order all around,,
it is claimed by the friends of Mr. Oliver
Stuck that his nomination would tend te
heal the divisions in the party in Yerk
Yesterday morning a roughly-clad man
entered the Dauphin Deposit bank en
3Iarket street, Harrisburg, and presented
a check te be cashed. Mr. Donevan, the
clerk, looked at the check and saw it was
for $165, payable te S. Zimmerman, in tl.c
name of Jehn 1 1 eiler, the well-known mil
ler. He handed the check te 3Ir. Davier,.
who after examining it pronounced it a
forgery. The man then said he would go.
and bring in sonic one te identify him.
Mr. Davies called him back with the el -jeet
of detaining him until a police officer
could be sent for, but the would-be forger
wa& tee sharp te be caught and se took a
rather sudden departure.
A dispatch from Elkton, 3Id., says :
"3Iiller's walking match closed te-night at
11:30 p. m. J. J. Dickinsen scored 175
miles ; C. Cepe, 155 miles ; Ceyle, 131
miles. 3Iillcr. the manager, left town be
fore the match was ended with all the pro
ceeds and the walkers net nothing; Be
sides, he leaves a let of unpaid bills be
hind him, including the orchestra, scorers,
and se forth. Miller came here claiming
te be the champion of Pennsylvania aud in
trying te de a livc-miler exhibition had te
step before he made one mile. The people
of the place are very indignant about the
course Miller has pursued and say they will
make him leave the tewu should he again
make his appearance."
"Coins for" Dr. Wlckertham.
Ill the Reading school beard, en Tuesday
evening, when Supt. Buehrle's resignation,
was read (he having removed te Lancas
ter), a motion was made te go into au
election for a new city superintendent or
the schools for the ensuing year,
but the president would net enter
tain the motion, as he had received a
letter from State Superintendant Wicker
sham, in which that gentleman said a city
superintendent could net be elected under
the local law ; and that the proper mode
of proceeding would be te meet a conven
tion under the act of 1867, elect in succes
sor te 31 r. Buehrle for the unexpired term,
and then en the second Tuesday of 3Iay,
1881, elect a superintendent for three years,
as the general law requires.
3Ir. J. Heward Jacobs said he could
net sec why 3Ir. Wickersham had te thrust
his unasked-for, offensive and impudent
opinion en the beard at this time, and
rather than be governed by it he would
sink the ship and go down with her. He
thought the state superintendent's opinion
would be upset.
31 r. 3Ialtzbergcr moved that the beard
go into "nomination and election of a city
superintendent te fill the unexpired term
of Superintendent Buehrle," which motion
was put by the president, but only 22
members voted, 15 yeas and 7 nays, net a
quorum, and en motion of 3Ir. Ancona the
beard then adjourned.
EMBF.R DA VS.
Dry Weather Predicted.
Yesterday being the first Wednesday af
ter Whitsuntide, was en Ember day, and
observed by churchmen as a day of fasting
and prayer. There is an old superstition
that the state of the weather en Ember
day and the two days immediately preced
ing and following it, determine the kind of
weather that will prevail for the ensuing
three months. As the three days have
been dry and warm, we may expect a sea
son of drought providing always the old
proverb holds geed.
Last evening as Chas. W. Miller, of the
Cress Keys hotel, was in the act of driving:
out of the hotel yard, his horse became
unmanageable en account of almost com-