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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCE!! SATURDAY. MAY 22, 1880.
SATTJEDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1880.
The Beading Suspension.
There is no sufficient reason why the
stock of the Reading railroad should be
considered te have lest half of its value
because it was unable yesterday te bor
row the money it needed te meetMts cur
rent obligations. The company has been
well known te have" been living en its
credit and borrowing daily from Peter
te pay Paul,in the'expectatien of the com
ing day when the increased prices of its
coal would enable it te earn enough te
pay its way. As this day is certainly
nearer at hand than it has been, the
Heading property is mere valuable to
day than ever. It is, of course, possible
that the value of the property will net
save the value of the stock, since the
owners of the bended indebtedness may
have the power te sell the property at less
than its intrinsic value. This, how
ever, is but a possibility. The strong
probability is that the stockholders will
net be ousted ; se that the right way te
leek at the value of the stock is te gauge
it by the value of the property new and
in the future. This estimation of it has
caused its price te advance very largely
during the past year, and the same rea
sons remain te sustain it, daily increas
ing in force. The prospect of the stock
being wiped out has hung ever it
for years, and the danger was at
one time imminent. It is no longer se.
New that the country is en the up-grade
te commercial prosperity the Heading
railroad company with its immense
business and enormous assets cannot le
submerged permanently. That it has
get into its present position after strug
gling successfully through the darkest
hours of the financial crisis amazes
everybody. It will probably be found
te have been occasioned by some
accidental cause or incompetent
financial management. There have been
se many miracles performed in the past
in tiding the company ever its days of
heaviest financial strain that possibly
tee much trust was placed in the coming
of providential succor when it was need
ed. There appears te have been a reck
less drawing of a half-million dollars of
checks which there was no money te
meet. Ne doubt it was expected te be
en hand when the checks came in, as it
always had been en similar occasions be
fore something interfered with the ar
rangement. It may have been the fault
of the management or it may have been
the failure of the company's credit
Whatever the cause, the effect should net
be te destroy the value of tiie stock. If it
w;is worth twenty-three yesterday morn
ing it was worth as much in the afternoon.
Probably it was net worth twenty
three ; and just as probably the price te
which it has gene does net represent the
proper value. Financial writers are fend
of telling us that the value of a thing is
what it will fetch ; but it is net always
se, for nobody can be stupid enough te
believe that the value of Reading railroad
stock was nearly forty dollars a share a
few weeks age and that te-day it is ten
dollars. It is very certain that if the
stockholders can retain possession of
their property it will some day be worth
much mere than it cost them ; and we
de net conceive that there is any prob
ability of their losing it.
What Would be Funny.
Should the Republican voters, at the
primaries holding in this county te-day,
declare by a majority for Grant for pres
ident, and for Quay for United States
senator as their sanguine friends new
expect it will most appropriately illus
trate the resistless power of the Repub
can " machine" in this state. Such a
contingency as that which we have
breached had net been dreamed of in this
campaign. The Grant and Cameren
party, it w;is assumed, would net venture
upon contesting this issue. They were
charged with being se fearful of putting
it te the test that they dared net even
print the names of their favorites en the
general ticket lest tlieir popular weak
ness be exposed. The friends of Blaine
and Grew have been of the opinion that
they had it all their own .way and their
predictions are expressed by the Phila
delphia Press te-day when it says of the
pending result at the Lancaster prima
ries : " A large vote is certain te be
polled, and it as positive that Senater
Blaine will be declared the choice of the
people by a tremendous majority. Mr.
Grew will, of course, be approved for the
New if, in the face of these hopes and
confident beasts,the Republicans of Lan
caster county should wake up en Mon
day the truly geed are supposed te
slumber politically ever Sunday and
find themselves dragged at the chariot
wheel of Cameren, Quay & Ce., what
are they going te de about it ? And yet
before this men have dug a pitfall aiul
stumbled into it themselves.
The prettiest hands in Reme arc these
of an American lady.
Ex-President Grant's billiard room at
the White Heuse has been turned into a
conservatory by Hayes.
President Chadbeukne, of Williams col
lege, has been elected president of the
American Exchange in EurejK?.
The colored citizens of Washington
have issued an address te the Republicans
of the country, showing why James G.
Blaine and Blanche K. Bum: should
be selected as taeir standard beareis for
1880. "Blanche" is the brunette Hruce.
Judge Headley says that in Nashville
last week Chaulks O'Coneii told him
Tildenism is rnerc important than TiUltn.
By Tildenism Mr. O'Coner meant, says
Headley. "that resolute determination te
restore the government te the simple,
honest, and direct methods which pie
vailed in the days of Jeffersen and Jack Jack
eon, which characterized Mr. Tilden's
management as governor of New Yerk."
Judge Hkxky Giikkn has returned from
the Het Springs of Arkansas and ta'cen his
scat en the bench of the supreme court.
He will be present during the remainder of
the term. He has fully recovered his
health, and, with the exception of a slight
lameness, is again hale and hcaity. His
complaint rheumatism yielded readily
te the curative properties of the Het
Springs. He received the congratulations
of the bench and bar, and expressed great
satisfaction at being able te resume the
performencc of his duties.
Cel. David P. Hancock, U. S. A., died
in Harrisburg early yesterday morning.
He had served en the frontier for many
years, and commanded his regiment with
great credit during the late war. Colonel
Hancock was sent te West Point en the
1st of July, 1849, and en his graduation re
ceived a commission in the 7th U. S. In
fantry. He remained with that regiment
until 1874, when he was promoted as major
of the 2d infantry. Fer gallant and meri
torious service at the battles of Chanccl Chanccl
lersvillc and Gettysburg he was breveted
as major and lieutenant colonel IT. S. A.
Majer Gkiest wheels into the Grant
line by declaring in his weakly Inquirer
that if U. S. G. be nominated he will sup
pert him with a "right royal will,''
"Royal" is geed.
A writek in the Nonconformist and In
dependent states that the various branches
of the Methodist family provide for the
spiritual wants of 3,138,000 persons, or for
nearly one eighth of the whole population
of England and Wales.
At one of the boys' lodging houses in
New Yerk these words are chalked under
the desk where they have meetings en Sun
day evenings : " Be short and lively."
This is a geed hint te speakers when talk
ing te boys, whether the boys are peer or
While Rebert Lincoln was presiding and
Stephen A. Douglass acting as secretary
of the Grant caucus in Springfield, HI.,
Napeleon Bonaparte was languishing in
jail for robbing his grandmother, and
Geerge Washington was in the Chicago
station house awaiting a hearing for
drunken and disorderly conduct.
TDK 1 & B. FAILURE.
A Sketch of the CeI Mid Iren Company.
A meeting of the beard of managers of
the Philadelphia and Rcading'railread com
pany, which is composed of the same gen
tlemen as the managers of the I, and R.
coal and iron company, was held yesterday
afternoon. The session continued for nearly
two hours, and then Mr. Gewen appeared
and gave out the following :
"The Philadelphia and Heading rail
road company and Philadelphia and Read
ing coal mul mm company have been com
piled U suspend payments. The
managers will take immediate measures
te protect intact the property of both com
panies and continue their business. And
ler this purpose the daily revenues will be
applied se far as is required te the pay of
wages and supplies.
By order of the beard of manager.
F. B. Gewen, president.''
Philadelphia ami Heading Ceal anil Iren
The Philadelphia and Reading coal and
iien cenipauy was organized in the year
1872, and the entire stock was subscribed
fjr by the Philadelphia and Reading rail
road company. The object of the coal
company was te give the railroad company
a certain control ever the coal lands along
its Hues. Different collieries were bought
until the company owned probably a ma
jority and, by mining and shipping the
coal, was a feeder te the P. fc R. R. R.
Ce. The great competition in the coal trade
aud the cutting of prices operated seriously
against the company, and, after many con
ferences, a combination was entered into
by the leading coal and transpertath n
companies, and while the compact was m
in force the Philadelphia and Reading coal
and iron company fared pretty well. When
this compact expired, about a year and a
half age, efforts te renew it were unsuc
cessful, and then each company carried en
its business in its own way. Fer a time
the Philadelphia and Reading coal and iron
company prospered by the new order of
things, but the production get beyond the
demand, aud then began trouble. Early
in the present year, however, the leading
interests in the anthracite trade apparently
came te an understanding in regard te the
operations for the season. The Reading
company took the initiative in a movement
te restrict production in order te maintain
prices. The primary object was te get back
some of the money lest in the fierce light
of last year, when, it is stated, the aggre
gate less te the trade approximated $30,
000,000, and the next consideration was'te
get the trade upon a paying basis. In ac
cord ancc with this agreement a general
suspension of mining was ordered for three
days iu each week in March. On the first
of April operations were resumed in full,
but at the expiration of a fortnight a return
was ordered te half-time policy, and this
has been continued ever since.
The general balance sheet of the Phila
delphia aud Reading coal and iron com
pany, Nev. 30, 1879, shows that the value
of the coal lands, timber lands, improve
ments, &c., is $59,G99,709.45. Against
this there are mortgages and capital stock
($8,000,000) amounting te $63,OG2,S04.04.
ui tne mortgages, two amounting te 39,
737,9G5.53 are held by the Philadelphia
and Reading railroad company.
The assets are placed at $3,S93, 171.27,
and the liabilities 7,036,070.07.
The cash deficit of the coal and iron com
pany last year was as stated in the report :
Total interest charges $1,031,1)85 Of)
Lbs, payable in scrip l.l,170 00
if net General Grant then some ether man,
7k Mr. Blaine. It will require all the force
and strength of the elements opposed te
the third term te prevent the accomplish
ment of the primary design. Mr. Cam Cam
eeon is chairmanef the national committee,
and holds a large power by that fact, in
the preliminary organization of the con
ventien. He means te carry his point, if
possible ; and possibility, te a man of
strong will aud large capacity, is a com
prehensive word. With Mr. Cenklingand
General Legan te drive with him, the Chi
cago convention may find itself driven,
just as were the state conventions at Har
risburg and Utica.
Philadelphia's subscription te Milten is
creeping up toward $40,000.
Safe burglars cracked Fex & Caraugh's
iron money box at Rixford, Melvcan ceun
tyand get $300.
The woolen factory of Bankcrt & Ce., of
Couerus township, 1 erk county, has. been
destroyed by fire, with a less of about
$S.000, partly insured.
Frederick Hecht of Braddock, near
Pittsburgh, lest his place in the steel
works by getting en a spree. Despairing
of finding work in this world he sought it
iu the next at the muzzle of his revolver.
Rebert M. Moere, of Media, claims that
he can take the editorial page of the Phil
adelphia Public ledger and the advertising
page following it, and in twenty-four
hours can repeat it line for line without a
At Point Breeze yesterday the 2:38 class
was wen by Uualela. Phil Dwyer
took the first heat aud Legal Tender the
second and third. Time, 2:29, 2:27j.
2:29, 2:29, 2:30;, 2:31 j. in the 2:30 race
Driver took the fourth, fifth and sixth
heats after Harris had wen two in 2:21
and 2 :1L
An unknown man, supposed te be a
tramp, while walking en the track of the
Heading railroad, was run ever and killed
by the first, train bound for Reading yes
tsrday, a short distance above Pert Clin
t jn. He had the left leg cut off below the
knee, left shoulder broken and a large cut
en the back of his head. His body was
sent te Reading.
An association te make preparations for
the observance of the two hundredth an
niversary of the founding of the common
wealth of Pennsylvania has been formed
in Philadelphia, with Henry D. Moere as
temporary president. At a meeting hchl
recently Colonel J. W. Ferney, J. C.
Thompson, J. AV. Burns and Charles W.
Alexander were appointed a committee te
draft a constitution and by-laws.
Lesses for the veur.
O lilosnems caught from uniethystine seas !
S waying se lightly in the summer breeze,
Se royally en thyYar-reaching stem
We scarce can touch thy garment's purple
Frem out the largess e't thy
cluster one and yet one
hath Nature smiled en
no lack we
Iteud down !
Yield one bright
Such lavish mood
Our arms were piled and yet
The report of the chief engineer for the
year ending November 30, 1879, shows
that there are en the lands owned by the
company 79 collieries, exclusive of the
small operations. Of that number 41 were
worked by the company during the year.
The total tonnage mined by the company
It is reported that Senater Gorden,
about te retire from the United States
Senate, will become president of the rail,
read new under the charge of ex-Gov.
Jeseph E. Brown, who, strangely enough
has been appointed Senater Gorden's
successor in the Senate, almost as
seen as Gorden's resignation is an
neunced and te the great disgust of
his constituents. If this pregramme be
consummated it will leek very much like
a bargain and sale unworthy of Senater
'Gorden's high reputation, and well cal
culated te create a popular indignation
that will be felt beyond Georgia.
Mr. HenuyJWinkley, of Philadelphia,
has sent his check for $23,000 te Andevcr
seminary, the income te be used as the
trustees may think best for the benefit of
the seminary. The same gentleman has
also made a gift of $23,000 te Yale semi
nary. In the latter case the check was at
first almost feared te be a peer joke, but
when it proved te be geed for $23,000 cash
the doubt was suddenly transmuted into
rejoicing and delight.
Tue supreme court of Indiana has dc.
cided that selling cigars at a hotel stand en
Sunday is a " work of necessity," and
hence that the seller cannot be indicted
under the statute. The court said that
smoking a cigar is as much a necessity te
these who have acquired the habit as
drinking tea or coffee is ; that there is as
much necessity for continuing this habit
en Sunday as en any day of the week, and
that whatever is necessary or proper te de
en Sunday te supply this constant daily
need is a work of necessity within the
meaning of the law. It is net unlawful,
the court holds, te keep a hotel en Sunday
in the same way that it is usually kept en
a week day, aud if a hotel keeps a cigar
stand, which is a part of its establishment,
and from which it sells cigars te its guests
and customers en a week day, it is net un
lawful te sell cigars from the same stand
iu the same way en Sunday.
The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph,
a Republican paper, reviews the political
condition of the Southern states that
Grant is expected te carry in a manner
net calculated te make his friends put
much confidence in that alleged element
of strength. The Telegrajih finds that
every time it comes te a crucial test Vir
ginia, North and Seuth Carolina, Flerida
aud Louisiana are safely Democratic. It
seems te think that Grant will have mere
trouble in Ohie, "Wisconsin and Massa
chusetts than will beset the Democrats
in any state of the Seuth.
If Lancaster county should instruct
for Grant tc-day, the curbstone delegates
te Chicago will net deem it worth while
te pay their fare thither.
Mw. Heniiy Watteesen gives us this
comforting reassurance about Mr. Tildcn :
"He is ready te give place te, and will
willingly, liberally and heartily support,
whomsoever the party may select as its
standard bearer, and he has net consulted
his wishes and withdrawn himself from a
position which ismest irksome te him solely
because he has net been able te see that
his retirement would contribute anything
te the dcvclepcmcnt of what is best te be
done, or te the operation of harmonious in
fluences within the party he loves se well
and has served se long. The party must
fix his relation te it. It must net consider
his person at all that is nothing and he
charges his friends everywhere te abstain
from everything which may be construed
into dictation. He would have no delega
tion te Cincinnati instructed te vote for
him. Delegates should be left free te de
cide hew they shall vote after they get
there ; and, whatever the result may be,
he shall be content, conscious of having
from first te last, done his whole duty by
his country and his party. ' '
The body of an infant five or six weeks
old was found floating in the Ohie river,
opposite Patterson's planing mill, Alle
gheny. The head of the little ene had been
muffled in a piece of sackcloth, which had
been tied tightly around the neck, as
though te make sure of its death by
strangulation as well as by drowning.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
A fire started in the weeds near Ccdar
ville, New Jersey, has destroyed Ames
Lewis's house and a small farm house-
M. Viguaux defeated Mr. Bennett iu
two games of billiards in Paris en Thurs
day night. Bennett scored 375 in the first
match and only 83 in the second.
A sad disaster has occurred at Potsdam,
Prussia. The beautiful palm house en
Peacock island has been destieycd by fire,
together with the whole of its valuable
and rare contents.
William McNeill killed his wife yester
day, at Albany, N. Y., by stabbing her
with a shoemaker's knife, in consequence
of her intimacy with a Frenchman, who
escaped a similar fate by concealing him
self in a closet.
The Democratic state convention of Cal
ifornia elected delegates te Cincinnati.
The delegation was uninstructed, but di
rected te vote as a unit. They stand
Tilden, 8 ; Thurman, 2 ; Seymour, 1, and
Jeshua Hepe, aged 30 years, son of Jas.
Hepe, whose home is near Tayler post pest post
efiice, Fourth district, Harford county,
Md., was run ever by his wagon, about a
half-mile northeast of Towsentown, en
Dulany'ti pike, and died in an hour after
wards. Baseball yesterday: At Washington
National 5, Baltimore 1. At Princeton
Princeton 19, Harvard G. At Bosten
Providence 18, Bosten 4. At Albany Al
bany 7, Worcester 5 (12 innings.) At
Utica Hamilton college 5, Rochester uni
Senater Cameren, Robeson, Gerham and
ethers in charge of the Grant figure bu
reau, have revised their tables te take in
Illinois, Alabama, Coleradoand Louisiana,
and they feet up 410 votes for Grant en
first ballet 31 mere than enough te nom
inate him. It will bother the Blaiuc bu
reau te call that hand.
The Republican state convention of
Alabam passed resolutions declaring Grant
the choice of the Republicans of Alabama,
and instructing the delegates te vote as a
unit for him and requiring all delegates
hereafter elected te give a pledge te abide
be the foregoing resolution. The conven
tion elected the follewing-dclegates-at
large : Geerge Turner (white), B. S.
Turner (colored), J. II. Thomaston (col
ored), G. H. Braxten (colored.) All
strong Grant men.
Charles Jehnsen, the stakeholder in the
Gess-Ryan fight, has decided that the
men must fight for the money.
The representatives of both pugilists are
pledged te keep time and place a secret,
even from the fighters themselves, until
the day of the fight or the night before. It
has been arranged that but a small num
ber of persons shall accompany each
fighter. Gess and Ryan have agreed te
these terms. Gess has once mere gene
into training at Fert Hamilton and Ryan
Hew tne ."Meney (Jee at Marrinbiirg.
Chief Clerk Cochran, during the session
of 1870, absorbed $9,801.24 for "station
ery" and " supplies," and $4,020.78 under
the comprehensive head of "miscellane
ous," besides $7,478.10 for " contingent
' Lemuel ltrewn."
Is Lemuel Brown still " sick ?" That
is understood te be the excuse Chief Clerk
Cochran made for him last winter for net
taking his plane at Harrisburg te de his
share of the work for which the state paid
$200. As diligent inquiry has been made
by the colored people of Lancaster with
out finding auy.trace of him, it is supposed
his was a "sickness unto death," If se, a
part of his pay ought te be appropriated te
the erection of a headstone te mark his
grave. Will Senater Mylin be kind
enough te point out the secluded spot
where he was buried.
Widen is Correct?
Chief Clerk Cochran says, in the Ex
aminer last evening, that he contracted
for $635.50 worth of brooms buckets and
soap te be delivered only in the event of a
legislative session in 1880 ; that as no ses
sion has been held, none of these articles
have been delivered, 'Vnd no money paid en
account of this contract." New, if Mr.
Cochran tells the truth, and everybody
knows he is a little Geerge Washington,
the auditor general and state treasurer
have been guilty of some very slovenly
book-keeping, or something worse. In
Auditor General Schcll's report en the
finances, page US, under the head of
Senate " Stationery and supplies," this
item will be found :
"W. M. Gray, for brooms, buckets,
&e., for year ending June 1, 1SS0, $033.
50." If, as Mr. Cochran says, no money has
been paid en account of this contract, hew
did the item get among the expenditures?
It is found under statement II., which the
auditor general says, iu his introduction te
the report, shows " the payments at the
treasury, and the purposes for which they
te get his working clothes and tools. He
attempted te beat his way back te Johns
town, and while trying te get en a moving
freight train at. the intersection he fell
under the wheels and was horribly mangled.
ON WITH THK DANCE.
The Outlook Fer Him.
X. V. Herald.
Whether for geed or for evil the most
illustrious soldier in the great war for the
preservation of the Union is certain te be
nominated at Chicago.
Fleat with the Tide.
With Illinois solid for Grant he has ever
400 votes pledged te him in the Chicago
convention, net counting the votes he will
get from outsiders who go with the tide as
seen as they find which way the tide is
General Rutler en the Situation.
Interview in Xcw Yerk Herald.
Grant will be nominated. There is no
doubt about that in my mind. He is the
strongest man the Republicans can select,
and I long age saw that he would be the
choice of the convention. If the Cincin
nati convention nominates Tilden as the
Democratic candidate. Grant will sweep
all of the New England states that is cer
tain. Grant's Nomination Certain.
Xcw Yerk Times.
Ne political event can be much mere
certain than that General Grant will be
the nominee of the: Republican party for
president of the United States.
Philadelphia Evening New.-.
The Illinois convention practically set
tles the fact of Grants nomination at Chicago.
The Republican Primaries in Motion.
There was a general exodus of politi
cians te the country last evening, and be
tween G aud 12 p. m. it was almost impos
sible for the news-gatherer or the ward
bummer te find any prominent Heg
Ringer or Bull Ringer. The movement
out of town was partly te get rid of the
importunities of the suckers and largely te
carry the last instructions and the corrup
tion fund into the rural districts where the
orders will be heeded and where the money
will de the most geed.
All day yesterday there were new trades
being made, new combinations fixed and
new frauds arranged.
Somebody is te be eheated.
Every fellow thinks it is the ether fel
low. The Irishman who laughed at the bull
and was tossed ever the fence was glad 1 e
had his laugh first.
The hummers were " striking '.' the pol
iticians at every street and alley corner.
At 3 p. in., yesterday, one of them, who
was sent by the Intkllieencer man te
find the market price, reported that if he
and his pals were at the Sixth ward polls
at 3 p. m. te participate in the organiza
tion and voted right they would be paid $1
each and as much beer as was necessary.
They get some of the beer last night
and were en hand te-day at the proper
Griest's friends were willing te bet $50
te $100 en him last night ; and were willing
te lay an even wager that two of these
three would be elected Gricst, Mylin aud
Davis. Our best reports from the country
are that Smith is safe. He will poll a very
large vote in the city larger than ever
and will net go out of the Southern dis
trict behind. In the north the Bull Ring
politicians are net by any means solid for
Gricst Jehn M. Stehman, Dr. P. J. Roe
buck and Fred Smith are for Smith ; Sen
senig has taken little interest in Griest's
fight, and Hicstand has no confidence in it.
Smith will beat Griest 1,000 in the upper
district, aud that will settle it.
Nobody is district attorney yet, but
Davis has the call.
A big fund has been thrown into the
city for Mylin aud that is expected te
The funniest twist yet given te the cam
paign is a sudden and general movement
by the Bull Ring te instruct for Grant
for president and Quay for U. S. senator.
This is a "still hunt."
These names were net printed en the
regular ticket, but late yesterday the short
ticket with them was get out, and a
general and quiet effort te vote them
through is depended en te secure the
most startling efi'cct of the present cam
paign including Gatchcll's nomination.
As a sample of the manner in which can
didates for the various positions in this
county arc bled by unprincipled scamps,
we are permitted te publish the following
letter received by a candidate for the Leg
islature last week. This is one of probably
one hundred received by each candidate,
and we de net doubt that the same fellow
sent a similar letter te almost every candi
date. We suppress names at the request
of the party who received the letter, but
we have the original in our possession'
The following is the letter verbatim ct lit
Sin : As your are a candidate Fer the
Lcgislatuer and would Like te walk right
through and as I can net Ge away se that
I can Sec you any place, at all I have te
open the Election and have a little expene
and you premised me Something en euer
county committee meeting New I de net
Say hew much Just as you Sink if a feller
has a little spending for Beer he can make
votes Pleas Send me a little Semthing Se
that I need net Spend Evry thing out of
my pecked I would Like te de a little
Semthing ler you Seme fellers arc work
ing againt you in the uper district and
hard I can net come te the city en Monday
Yeu can Send a five dollar Bill in a letter
Pics de net for get this
. Y'eurs truly
iUANKLIN AND MARSHALL.
Ad Developed by a Blaine Paper.
West Chester Village Kccerd, liep.
One thing should be perfectly under
stood : Senater Cameren does net mean te
lielp nominate Mr. Blaine, under any cir
cumstances. This is perfectly well known
te every one who is acquainted with Sena Sena
eor Cameren's relations te ether public
men, especially te Senater Conkling. If,
at any time, he should cast any vote or
votes out of the Pennsylvania delegation
for Blaine, it would be simply, because they
could be se cast icitheut danger of nominating
We say this unreservedly, and every
friend of Senater Cameren, informed of
his feeling and purposes, knows it te be
What Mr. Cameren means te de is te
nominate General Grant if he can : and
Wrightsviile it Means.
Xew Yerk Sun.
Seme people of Wrightstown. in Penn
sylvania, whose buildings and fields took
fire from a bridge burned by Gen. '.Couch
during Lee's invasion of 1803, have' asked
Congress this year for about forty-five
thousand dollars' compensation. The
committee having charge of the matter, in
reporting the relief bill negatively, remind
the people df Wrightstown that " the city
of Moscow was burned te stay the invader,
but history fails te show that any amends
or compensation was ever sought or re
ceived by p rivatc individuals." Yet, can
Wrightstown be properly said te be
wholly without compensation after thus
seeing recorded in the annals of the coun
try a historic parallel between herself and
College Commencement Honors Awarded.
The class te be graduated at Franklin
and Marshall college en June 17 met the
president of the college and secretary of
the faculty this morning, at 8 o'clock,
when the class grades for four years and
the graduating honors were announced.
Mr. D. B. Schneder, of Bowmansville,
Lancaster county, is awarded the first
honor for scholarship, or Marshall oration,
and Mr. Frank S. Elliet, of Yerk, Pa.,
the second, or Franklin oration. Mr. A.
S. Weber, of Bethel, Pa., receives the val
edictory, and Mr. C. E. Netschcr, of Seuth
Bethlehem, Pa., and Will. N. Apple, of
Lancaster, respectively the honors of first
and second salutatory. Mr. A. P. Hern,
of Lehighton, Pa., is awarded the German
Of the above gentlemen Mr. A. S. We
ber has been elected professor of natural
science in Palatine college, Myerstown, and
has already entered upon the duties of that
Te Prepare Medical Papers.
Before the State medical society ad
journed yesterday the chair announced the
following physicians selected te prepare
papers for the next annual convention at
Lancaster : Medicine, Dr. J. S. Cehen,
Philadelphia ; Surgery, Dr. S. M. Ress.
Alteena; Obstetrics, Dr. S. T. Davis,
Lancaster ; Hygiene, D. Benjamin Lee.
Philadelphia ; Mental Disorders, Dr. S. S.
A telegram of congratulation freir Prof
Gress, of Philadelphia, was read
The Meeting at JiiarryvllI.
Friday Morning. Opened with sing
ing and prayer by Rev. W. T.
Gerhard. After calling the roll and
reading of minutes, the following mem
bers were reported present in addition te
these appearing last evening, viz :
Rev. S. Sweitzer, and Elders Jacob Gor Ger
gas and Samuel W. Hersh.
The presence of Elders Gee. W. nensel
and Daniel Lefever was announced as ad
The bar of the house was defined, after
which the president announced the follow
ing standing committees :
Minutes of Classis Revs. Dr. J. B.
Shumakcr, A. B. Thompson ami Elder J.
Overtures Revs. W. T. Gerhard, L. F.
Zinkhan and Elder W. II. Svibert.
Minutes of Synod Revs. J. P. Moere, S.
P. Brown and Elder A. Mader.
Missions Revs. Dr. E. V. Gerhart, A.
B. Shenkle and Elder Daniel Shaffncr.
State of Religion Revs. J. II. Penna
beeker, C. S. Gerhard aud Elder II. C.
Examination of Licentiates Revs. C. S.
Gerhard, Samuel Kulin and Jehn K. Bach
mar. Religious Services Revs. D. B. Shuey,
J. G. Fritchey; Elder, Sam'l W. Hersh.
Finance Revs. Gee. W. Snyder, D. B.
Shuey ; Elder, W. II. Scibert.
Rev. J. P. Moere was elected corres
Parochial reports were read by Rev. J.
G. Fritchey, who supplies Zwingli chinch
at Harrisburg. Reports were also read by
Rev. Win. T. Gerhard, Dr. E. V. Gerhart,
neither of whom have regular charges.
Dr. Gerhart assisting in pastoral work at
St. Stephen's (college) congregation, the
statistical report from this congregation
was read by him, in which was embodied
the building of St. Luke's chapel, which
was an outgrowth of the college cengre
A report was piesented and read by Rev
A. B. Shenkle, formerly of Millersville, but
who is new supplying the church at May
town and Willow Street. The report pre
sented an encouraging state of affairs iu
these churches, and it is confidently hoped
that under the ellicient pastoral work of
Rev. Shenkle. much geed is being accom
plished. The presence of Rev. W. G. Cairnes, of
the Middle Octorero Presbyterian church,
was announced en the fleer of classis, and
he was welcomed te a seat ; and Elder
Daniel Helm, of Zion's church of New
Providence, was admitted as an advisory
Elder Jacob Ilefl'mcicr of St. Paul's Re
formed church, Lancaster, presented his
credentials, and took his scat as a member
Rev. Samuel Kulin, of the Hanover
charge, Dauphin county, made his report
The report of Rev. Kulin presented a very
gloomy view of the spiritual and financial
condition of this charge.
In the report of Rev. A. B. Shenkle was
a request from the Willow Street "Congre
gation for a committee from classis, whose
duty it should be te proceed te visit the
church and preach en Sunday, at neon and
evening, te examine and report te classis
ea Monday morning what, in their view,
should be done by classis for the financial
relief of the congregation. This request
was agreed te aud the chair appointed the
following committee, whose duty it shall
be te carry out the spirit of this request,
viz : Revs. Gee. AY. Snyder and A. B.
Rev. D. W. Gerhard, of the New Hol Hel
land charge, made his report, which was
very interesting and encouraging.
The committee en religious exercises
submitted the following partial report :
Fer Friday evening, St. Paul's church
sermon by Rev. J. P.Moerc ; services te be
conducted by Revs. Dr. J. II. DubbsandS.
P. Brown. Fer Saturday evening : Pre
paratory sevrvices, sermon by Rev. Jehn
A. Peters ; services te be conducted by
Rev. Samuel Kulin and Dr. E. V. Ger
hart. Fer Sunday morning : Communion
services, sermon by Rev. C. S. Gerhard :
services te be conducted by Dr. J. B.
Shumakcr, Dr. Themas G. Apple and
Rev. D. B. Shuey. Sunday afternoon :
Sunday-school services ; addresses by
Revs. L. F. Zinkham, J. P. Moere, S. P.
Brown and Mr. O. II: Strunck.
Sunday evening services : Missionary
address by Rev. D. W. Gerhard, Dr. J. B.
Shumaker, Dr. J. II. Dubbs and Elder W.
II. Seibcrt ; the collection te be special
for foreign missions ; Dr. E. V. Gerhart
te preside at the meeting. Sunday even
ing : Preaching at New Providence by Rev.
L. F. Zinkhan. Services te be conducted
by Rev. S. P Brown.
The hour for adjournment having ar
rived, classis was dismissed by repeating
the Lord's Prayer and the doxology.
Friday Afternoon Classis opened with
singing and prayer by Rev. A. B. Shenkle,
Revs. Jehn A. Peters, and Win. II. II.
Snyder, -Elders, D. W. Gress, and E. J.
Zahm appeared and took their scats.
O. II. Struuk, a student and graduate c
the theological seminary, being present,
his application for license was en motion
rcfercd te the committee en examination
Reports were read by Revs. Jehn A.
Peters, W. II. II. Snyder, J. B. Shumaker,
D. B. Shuey, S. Sweitzer, D. C. Tobias, J.
II. Pennabccker, G. W. Snyder, C. S. Ger
hard, L. F. Zinkhan, J. P. Moere, A. R
Thompson and S. P. Brown.
The statistics of St. Luke's mission were
read by Elder Suter and the report of Li
centiate M. P. Zcllcr by the stated clerk.
Adjourned with Lord's Prayer and ben
ediction by Rev. D. W. Gerhard.
THE WATER WORKS.
A Twit te the Reservoirs and City Mill.
Yesterday afternoon the mayor of the
city, several members of the water com
mittee of councils, accompanied by the su
perintendent of the water works and the
newspaper reporters, paid a visit te the
city water works, coaches having been fur
nished by Councilman Zecher for the pur
pose. On their way out the visitors stepped at
the reservoirs. The grounds arc well kept
but might be made much mere attractive
by the expenditure of a few hundred dol
lars in laying out walks iu the park and
putting the long unused fountain in oper
ation. The west basin was found te contain
fourteen feet and six inches of water, and
the east basin thirteeu feet and two inches
which is as full as they can with safety
be kept. There is a rather bad leak of
long standing in the north wall of the east
basin. The water has percolated through
the bank and is undermining it, causing it
te crack and the earth te slide for a dis
tance of several feet. The water commit
tee should take prompt measures te have
the wall repaired, or we may have another
disastrous break in the reservoir, such as
these that have occurred iu former years.
Superintendent Kitch favors the raising of
the bottom of the reservoir a feet or mere
and thoroughly puddling the bottom and
side walls with the best of clay.
Stepping at the almshouse the visitors
first took a leek at the place where the
recent accident occurred te the 24-inch
water main, immediately between the
almshouse and hospital.
As there is a spring under the main
at this point, which it is believed causes
the ground te sink and loosen the joints of
the main, it is proposed te dig a trench
and lay a terra-cotta pipe from the spring
te the ravine, some yards beyond.
Continuing their journey te the water
houses they found everything there as
clean as a new pin. The houses have been
recently painted and the floors and pave
ments are as clean as the tidiest house
keeper could desire. The large Worthington
pump was found te be in admirable condi
tion and doing its work noiselessly but
efficiently, as it always does. Its brass
mountings shone like burnished geld, and
all its connections and surroundings were
in the best conditien,rcflecting great credit
en the efficient engineer, Win. Stehman,
and his assistants, Chas. Franeiscus, Wm.
Gibsen and Jacob Kautz.
The water-power pumps were net run
ning, the water in the dam being tee low
te work them. All of them, however,
were iu as geed condition as it is possible
for the men in charge te keep them. They
have recently been treated te a coat of
paint, which greatly improves their ap
pearance. The "costly blunder" the
Geyclin pump and wheel, and the old en
gine, formerly used te run the pump when
the water was low, are of little use te the
city since the Worthington steam pump
has been erected. One of the Birkiubiuu
pumps is a geed deal out of repair, the
lower chamber being cracked, which causes
it te leak considerably when in use. It
can be repaired at a trilling expense, and
will be as seen as the water in the creek
gets se low that steam power will be ex
clusively depended en. In the precnt
stage of water, the water-power pumps are
used only a few hours each day.
The wooden lloed-gato between the dam
and the creek is a geed deal retted and
leaks considerably, aud will seen have te
be replaced by a new one. A number of
leaks in the breast of the dam should also
receive attention during the present sum
mer. The stone dwelling house connected with
the works is being put in order, and it is
the intention of Engineer Stehman te
occupy it as a residence.
During tlieir stay at the mill the visitors
were furnished with refreshments by Su
perintendent Kitch, which were partaken
of in the Birkinbiue water house. Mr.
Kitch was indefatigable in his attention te
his guests, and the prompt and intelligent
manner in which he answered all questions
regarding mill or the complicated ma
chinery therein showed him te bepeifectly
familiar with his duties. He in an indus
trious and efficient officer, "the right man
in the right place," and as much can be
said of the engineer and his assistants.
Mrs. Margaret Wagner, widow of the
late Armer Wagner, of Waynesburg, Ches
ter county, and mother-in-law of W. B.
Finney, proprietor of the Grape hotel,
this city, died at her home in Waynesburg,
at 9 o'clock en Thursday morning, aged
76 years. She had for some time past
Ground Up On the Railroad.
Stephen Brannecks was killed at Blairs
ville intersection at an early hour Tuesday
morning, while trying te beard a freight
train for the purpose of stealing a ride te
Johnstown. Brannecks was a stone
mason by trade, and en Monday he went
te Johnstown te try te secure employ
ment en the line of the Somerset
and Cambria railroad. Mr. Murray, who
has charge of the work en that section
gave him a job at mason work, and Bran-
neck then started for his home in Latrobe them arc his.
The officers for 1881 were cendna.d te tn afflicted with dropsy of the heart, and
the stage and made brief addresses
Stelen Property JdentiUed.
Elias T. Warner, of the Gap, Lancaster
county, identifies as his own the herse
blanket found in the possession of Wm.
and Henry Watsen, the colored men who
are new in jail awaiting a hearing for the
theft of chickens. Mr. Warner writes
that the blanket was stolen from his
premises at the same time that a number
of his chickens were stolen. He will take
a leek at the chickens found in the Wat
sons possession te ascertain if any of
it was from this disease she died. She
was an exemplary woman,highly esteemed
by the entire community in which she
The Page Anniversary,
The Page literary society, of Millersville,
will celebrate its 25th anniversary next
Friday evening. J N. Beistle, of Harris
burg, will be president ; Miss Lizzie Wiley,
of this city, secretary ; W. W. Griest, of
this city, Page orator ; Miss Belle Bovee,
of New Bloemficld, N. J., will read ; ex ex
Governer James Pollock, of Philadelphia,
Official Positions of Lecal Clergymen.
Of the Lancaster Lutheran clergymen,
members of the ministerium, the follewiug
are represented in office and en standing
cemmittees: Rev. E. Grecnwalcl, D. I).,
of Trinity church, is a member of the ex
amining committee, and one of the trus
tees of Muhlenberg college, at Allentown,
Pa. ; Rev. E. L. Reed, of Christ church, is
one of the directors of the theological sem
inary at Philadelphia ; and Rer. F. P.
Mayser, of Zion's German church, is pres
ident of the Seuth district conference-.
Rev. G. F. Kretel, D. D., and Rev. I). II.
Geissinger, of Trinity church, New Yerk
city,both of whom have been pastors here,
are also represented iu the beard of semi
nary directors. Mr. C. A. Hcinitsh, one
of the lay delegates of the last synod, is a
member of the committee appointed te
visit the Emails orphan house.
This evening services will be conducted
in Trinity church, preparatory te
the administration of the com
munion te the members of the
ministerium en te-morrow, Trinity Sunday
morning, in the same church. Rev. F.
W. Deisheffcn, of Salem church, Betide,
hem. Pa., will preach the sermon.
Examination of Candidate.
The committee en the examination of
candidates for ordination met this morn
ing in Trinity chapel, all the members be
ing present except Rev. C. F. Weldcn, of
Philadelphia, and Rev. II. Eggers, of
Phillipsburg, N. J., the last named
"Father Eggers" having died during
the year. The members of the committee
in session this morning were Rev
Dr. J. A. Seiss, chairman, of Philadel
phia ; Rev. W. S. Emery, of Kint
ncrsville; He v. Pi of. A.Martin, of Penn
sylvania college, Gettysburg, Pa. ; Rev.
J. Kehler, of Steudsburg, Pa. ; Rev. E.
A. Bauer, of Hazleton, Pa. ; Rev. G. A.
Hintcrleitncr, of Pettsville, Pa. ; Rev.
Prof. II. E. Jacobs, D. D., of Gettysburg,
and Rev. Dr. E. Greenwald, pastor loci.
The examinations thus far have been in
Hebrew and Greek exercises, conducted
respectively by Rev. Prof. Martin and Dr.
Jacobs. The names of the candidates
have already been- published in the Intel
ligences Oi the number H. G. B. Art
man will go as a missionary te Rajahmun-