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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER MONDAY. MAYS! 1880.
MONDAY EVENING. MAY 31, 1880.
A Gress Outrage.
Supervisor Snowden tries te improve en
Judge Patterson's mode of getting
United States enumerators out of jail ;
he takes the enumerator quality away
from the incarcerated " hest workers "
ami leaves them denuded of their official
glory. That way of cutting the Gordian
knot, and getting the census taken while
the census takers remained in jail, never
occurred te Judge Patterson perhaps;
but if it had it probably would have been
rejected. . The judge's sense of justice
would have been shocked by the sugges
tion that the drunken and disorderly
conduct of a Republican worker should
work a forfeiture of his office, as well as
fetch him into jail. It is a punishment
net laid down in the law and therefore
net proper te be inflicted. The law,which
is the perfection of reason, does net re
quire a census enumerator and Republi
can best worker te be sober and orderly,
and te keep out of jail, but it relies upon
the distinguished geed sense of
the judiciary te see that the
enumerators are net confined dur
inrr tlip. npwKsnrv neried of their effi
cial labors. We assume, therefore, that
Judge Patterson leeks upon Supervisor
Snowden 's action, in taking off the offi
cial heads of the convicts whom he had
restored te liberty in time te discharge
their duties, sis a very grave mistake,
wholly subversive of the true principles of
justice, greatly tending te scandalize its
administration and te cast " insult, in
jury, degradation and contempt " upon
the judges upon the bench who are envi
roned by an " atmosphere of authority
and power demanding submission, rever
ence, respect" "as the representa
tives and exponents of sovereign power."
"Destruction of public confidence in
courts is an invitation te revolution and
anarchy," what measure of condemna
tion then must be meted out te Super
visor Snowden, who comes along after
Judge Patterson has released his enu
merators se that they may be ready te
take the census en the first of June, and
deliberately declares he will have no cen
sus takers who can't keep out of jail.
We call that using the court despite
fully : bringing into it insult, injury,
degradation and contempt; failing te
yield it submission, reverence, respect ;
and inviting away from it public confi
dence. Judge Patterson must se leek at it.
It is geed for Snowden that he is net a
member of this bar. We leek at his con
duct just as our worthy judge leeks at it.
After championing that distinguished
functionary and defending the geed sense
and amiability which caused him te re
lease these best workers and census
takers we feel indignant that Mr.
Snowden should net keep them in his
besom. They get out because they bore
the United States commission; and
new it is taken from them. It is
:i fraud unen the judge, upon us,
upon the community and the con
demned. It is taking a vile advantage
of men who are laid away by the legs
in jail? It is condemning them with
out giving them a chance te be heard.
It is punishing them with a penalty net
imposed by the law. It is a high-handed
outrage, by which justice and the judges
are trampled in the dust. It is net te be
calmly endured; and we respectfully
8 jggest that a rule be entered te show
cause why these United States officers,
having been committed te jail clothed
with that high dignity, are
net te be considered as still
invested with it en their release
therefrem ; which will raise the impor
tant question as te whether a judge can
be spit upon and a United States super
visor be permitted te interfere with his
administration of. justice and interpre
tation of the law.
When Judge Patterson fined Ed. Mar
tin $10 for calling Frank Eshleman " a
liar," and took no note of Harvey Ray
mond calling Martin " a d d liar," it
was " distributive justice."
When Judge Patterson fined a drunken
layman $5 for calling the district attor
ney a liar, and enforced no penalty upon
three lawyers who blackguarded eacli
ether before his court and brought it
into contempt by their disrespect, that
was " distributive justice."
When Judge Patterson disbarred two
Democratic lawyer-editors for saying
truly that three Republican lawyer-politicians
had prostituted the machinery of
justice in this court, and that the judges
took no cognizance of it because they
were Republicans ; and when the same
Judge Patterson released en three days
imprisonment a gang of Levi Sensenig's
political henchmen whom the mayor had
committed for thirty days te jail, this is
again " distributive justice."
But, for all that, " there is environing
the judges upon the bench an atmosphere
of authority and power, demanding sub
mission, reverence, respect."
The West Point court of inquiry has
found that Whittaker warned himself,
tied himself and mutilated himself. The
note of warning was fixed upenhim by a re
markable accord of the expert testimony ;
the court has been able te find no motive
nor circumstance pointing te anybody
else as the perpetrator, while it has
found self-confessed motives and indubi
table circumstances which fixed the
offense en Whittaker himself. The con
clusion reached by the court is that
which the public came te some time age ;
and this last " outrage " must be record
ed with many ether fictitious ones re
ported from the Seuth against Whitta
Levi Sensexig has bad luck or geed
luck with his political partners. He and
Mentzer fell out and parted company just
after their political partnership had been
engaged in the pious work of electing
Judge Patterson. He and Tem Furniss
quarreled after their election of Ress
andBreneman en the partnership con
tract principle. New he and Hay Brown
have quarreled ever the last primary
election. The allegation of the injured
partner generally is that Levi gets mere
than the Levite's share of the swag.
Census Supekvisek Snowden, is a
" biger man" than Judge Patterson.
If the Elmira church bells, organ
music and Beecher preaching can be
heard seventy-eight miles away, there is
no telling what havoc may be made by
"popular preachers" among their less
popular brethren. When the " pulpit
orator" can lift his voice te a fleck
seated in a circle with 100 miles radius
the preacher's occupation will be largely
gene, as it were.
In Yale college Mr. Tildex was a class
mate of William M. ETarts, Chief Justice
Waite, Prof. Lyman, Prof. SilHman and
"W. E. CnANDLEit," says the Cincin
nati Commercial, "appears te be the
brightest brass knob en the Blaine
Senater Edmunds inquired, after hear
ing an estimate of Grant's strength, hew
many votes made a majority of the conven
tion, and added that lmhad never felt in
terest enough te figure it out for himself.
Mr. Cress. Geokee Ei.iet's husband,
according te the Londen Truth, " was the
executer of the late Mr. G. II. Lewes, and
had lenir been the confidential adviser of
the distinguished authoress in all matters
of business and one of her most devoted
After the electoral commission scheme
had been agreed upon Judge Black, in
his quaint way, put the situation in a nut
shell when told what the joint committee
of the two houses had agreed upen: "It
is te be a law-suit in which we have the
law and the facts en our side and they
have the ceuit."
Lieut. C. A. II. McCauley, 3d U. S. cav
alry, new in Reading, yesterday received a
lctter from Cel. Fked. Grant, dated Chi
cago, May 28, iu which occurred this :
" Tilings arc getting prcttyliet here, but I
think Blaine has about the poorest chance
of any for the nomination. Father has
the best chance, but has te fight the
Says Tnuiti.ew Wkkd : " Twice I per
suaded Henry Clay te forego a nomination
in which I foresaw his defeat, and twice
Daniel Webster withdrew his name in
compliance with my request. At length I
saw his opportunity and bade him enter
the lists and win. And he would have wen
but for his Alabama letter."
The New Yerk Sun's literary reviewer
says: "If a vote could betaken in the
Protestant Episcopal church as te which
man among the many distinguished mem
bers of their communion has reflected most
lustre upon that body, there can be little
doubt that a vast majority of voices would
pronounce the name of William Augus
" Every man," says Mark Lemen, one
evening at his club, " has his peculiarities,
though I think I am as free from them as
most men ; at any rate, I don't knew what
they are." Nobody contradicted the edi
tor of Punch, but after a while Albert
Smith asked : "Which hand de you shave
with, under' "With my right hand,"
replied Lemen. "Ah," returned the
ether, "that's your peculiarity ; most pee
ple shave with a razor."
Blaine and Sherman, are but a few
minutes distant from any one in Chicago
wliq wishes te consult with them. Secre
tary Sherman has had a telegraphic instru.
ment placed in his private room in the
ticasury dcpaitmcntand is in regular con
ference with his managers there. Mr.
Blaine has an instrument at his house,
iu Washington, which connects by a direct
wire with an instrument in the private
room of the managers at Chicago and he is
in constant communication with them.
There probably will net be an important
step taken by Blaine's friends which will
net receive his approval.
A Hint te the Judge.
Judge Patterson should put out his pro
fessional sign se that unsophisticated
reunders of the rural districts may net be
made te suffer the penalty of the law for
want of knowledge of his disposition and
capabilities, it should read about as fol fel
Netice. Republican primary rioters
and ether lawless persons who are duly
certified by recognized party leaders as
"the best workers of the ward," can ob
tain tickets of leave en best terms by ap
plication te the undersigned.
Editors who arc members of the legal
profession will net criticize this feature of
the administration et justice, en penalty
of being disbarred.
1). W. Patterson,
Assistant Law Judge.
An English Foel.
AVhilc the English ship Sephia was lying
at the first pier south of Reed street, Phil
adelphia, en Saturday morning, some of
the hands get te skylarking, and a man
named Vincent went te the galley, aud,
heating a poker at the stove there, ran
with it into the oil room, intending te
frighten his companions. Net succeeding
in this, he placed the heated cud against
the barrel containing the kerosene, result
ing within a few minutes in an explosion,
the force of which blew the men and boys
out of the room and into the galley, de
molished and set en fire a part of the
framework, and ignited the clothing of the
whole party. The cook, apprentice boys,
second mate and the seamen ran out en
deck, enveloped in flames, and the
former jumped ever the side of the
vessel into the deck, closely followed
by the apprentice boys and seaman, but
the cook was the only one of the four who
reached the adjoining pier, the remaining
three sinking almost as seen as they
touched the water. The second mate en
reaching the deck, removed a portion of
his burning clothing, covered himself with
a piecj of canvas, and with the assist inc3
of" the first mate and captain, extinguished
the flames, but net before he was badly
buaned. The bodies of these who disap
peared under the water were all recovered.
The fire en the vessel was extinguished
without much trouble. The neighboring
decks were crowded with vessels, all dis
charging their cargoes, and if the fire had
gained any considerable headway the
flames would have spread te the shipping
and deuc a large amount of damage.
A Texan Cyclone.
A terrible cyclone visited Savey, en the
Texas Pacific railroad, Friday night, and
totally destroyed the town, killing nine
persons and wounding sixty mere, some of
whom will die. The following is a list of
the killed : Samuel Gill, Dr. Kern, Miss
Pansy Jehnsen, E. L. Andrews, A. Hern,
Wm. 8uddeth, Mattie Best, and two Chil
dren named Galigher and Andrews.
Nineteen business houses, a depot and
twenty dwellings were destroyed, there
being only live houses in the place net
Physicians, nurses, medicine, coffins,
previsions and everything necessary were
furnished them bythe people of Benham,
and a train of cars placed at their disposal.
The scene beggars description. The
earth is covered with the debris, and the
groans of the sufferers were heartrending.
General Garfield' Bays; that Grant
will net be neminaeed because the unit
rule will be beaten down.
J. Hay Brown's last words when he
left yesterday were that he would net vote
for Blaine even if Grant were "switched
off." He is for Grant and the unit rule
and will surely take Lin Bartholemew's
place as a delegate-at-large.
Quay stated-te the Times correspondent
in Pittsburgh, when en his way te Chicago,
that he wasn't in the Lancaster light IV. r
United States senator. New his own
county of Beaver, taking advantage of his
absence, has played the 6ame trick and at
tempted te thrust senatorial honors upon
him, and the Timet thinks Quay should
hurry home or he may be made a senator
in spite of all his protestation.
The Reformed Presbyterian church of
American in a Philadelphia synod, while
it " recognizes the fact that neither public
sentiment nor thoscntimentof the church
has yet been educated te the conviction of
the great evils, moral and physical, of the
use of tobacco," "places en record its
earnest desire that all the members of the
church shall he total abstainers from the
manufacture sale, and use in any form of
this most dangerous weed."
The crowds at the Palmer house, Chi
cago evince much curiosity in watching a
Georgia colored gentleman by the name of
Quarter, who is new practicing law in
New Yerk, and who is there in the inter
est of the Sherman boom. Mr. Quarter is
in tow of ex-Sheriff Daggett, of Brooklyn,
who is a New Yerk delegate and intends
te vote for Sherman. Quarter is very
black. He wears a blue coat, an open
shirt with a big brilliant stuck in it, light
pants and kid gloves. A sensation was
created when he walked into the big dining
room of the Palmer house the ether night
arm-in-arm with Mr. Daggett and took a
scat directly opposite te Mrs. Den Cam
eren and Mrs. Levi Morten. The guests
dropped their knives and forks and start
ed, and the colored waiters gathered in
groups and watched and chattered, and
many stalwalt Republicans, te whom such
a spectacle was rather new, did net ex
press much admiration.
The Methodist convention at Pitts
burgh has decided that congregations
enirht te kneel during mavers. Rev. Wal
lace Radcliffe, pastor of the First Presby
terian church, Reading, contends that the
proper devotional attitude during prayer
is te kneel, and that the hymns should be
sung by the congregation standing up.
On the ocasien of his giving this advice
Rev. Mr. Radcliffe concluded by announc
ing the' familiar hymn, beginning, "Let
us stand up and praise the Lord," which
admonition being practically followed by
these in attendance, his advice in both re
spects has been cordially acquiesced in by
the entire congregation, and it is new the
standard method of devotion in the church.
Rev. J. Y. Mitchell, of the Presbyterian
church, this city, preaches the standing at
titude during prayer, but he has net yet
elevated his congregation generally te the
Yesterday the church of Rev. Thes.
K. Beecher. Elmira, N. Y., was connected
with the Gazette and Bulletin office of Will Will
iamspert, Pa., by telephone, ami a portion
of the sermon stcnegraphically reported
for the paper. The prayer, announcement
of the hymn and text were distinctly heard.
Nearly every word of the speaker could be
heard in Williamsport during the course of
an ordinary sermon, and the music of the
organ could be heard as plainly as if it had
been only fifty feet away. The church bells
in Elmira were also heard in Williamsport
ringing clear and distinct. The only draw
back te the hearing was when cars and en
gines were passing ever the track of the
Eric railroad in Elmira and en the North
ern Central. This had the effect of drown
ing the sound. Otherwise the experiment
was a success, aud demonstrated that the
tclcDhone can be used for hearing sermons
a hundred miles away. The distance be
tween Williamsport and Elmira is seventy
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The Chillians have taken Tacua and are
rapidly marching en.
Hen. Ashur P. Nichols, late comptrol
ler of the state, died at Clinten, N. Y.,
The Kansas Pacific railroad depot at
Beloit, Kansas, has been robbed of $3,
500. Baseball en Saturday : At Bosten Bos Bes Bos
eon, 11 ; Chicago, 10. At Providence
Cleveland, 3 ; Providence, 0. At Worces Werces
terCincinnati, 8 ; Worcester, 2.
The receipts of grain in Chicago for the
past week reached the enormous total of
5.083,360 bushel, including 4,03i,0S0
bushels of corn. This is the largest week
ly receipt of grain en record in that city.
James E. William, of New Yerk, has
been sent te prison for four years for
sweasing falsely that his aunt, Mrs. Delia
Little, of San Francisce, was an habitual
Lieutenant Colonel Fred Grant, the
coming heir-apparent, has been absent
from his regmeut for seven of the ten years
of his army life, and manages te worry
along en extra pay and allowance te the
amount of $10,531.
A fire at Hopeville, N J., of undoubted
incendiary origin, Friday night, destroyed
the strawberry and peach basket factory of
Johnsten & Raymond, near that place. The
less will exceed $7,000, and many hands
are thrown out of employment.
France's political sky seems clearing up.
The great labor strikes in the provinces
are ended. The Communist demonstration
has been abandoned by all but a handful
of fanatics, and the attack in the Chamber
of Deputies en the prefect ,of police mus
tered only thirty-one votes.
Ne better seed time has been experienced
in Ireland for many years than new. The
crop is healthy and well advanced. An
unusual area has been sewn in potatoes,
which came up well, as new seed has been
extensively used, and it is hoped that the
crop will be sound and plentiful.
An honest Rhede Islander, who had
been appointed a.cemmittee of one by the
common council te inspect one of the
Providence bridges and report en its con
dition, condensed his report into nineteen
words, as follews: "The bridge is in
first-class condition te meet the wants of
these who are anxious te get drowned."
The Maxen house, a large summer hotel
at Point Pleasant, Ocean county, .N. J.,
was entirely destroyed by fire early yes
terday morning. It had just been opened
for summer business and several families
were occupying rooms for the season. All
the occupants escaped without injury, but
with little mere than their night garments.
Less, 115,000 ; partially insured.
Themas Boyd dived off the centre of the
suspension bridge,CiEcinnatJ,frein a height
of ninety-four feet. He turned ever twice
before reaching the water and struck en
his shoulders. His clothes was nearly
tern off but he swam out uninjured. There
was only a small crowd te witness the dive
as it was net generall known that it would
William Milier was murdered in Green Green
pert, L.I., four years age. The murderer
was never arrested ler tnat crime. Last
winter a brother and sister of the murdered
man were burned te death in the house in
which the murder ws committed. Wil
liam Jenes recently hanged in Terente,
Canada, left a written confession of his
crimes, in which he sets forth the facts of
the murder of Miller, committed by him.
There was a great reieicing at the sand
let demonstration iu San Francisce Friday
night, upon the occasion of Dennis Kear
ney's release from prison, by order of the
supreme court. A salute of 100 guns was
fired, and many bonfires were blazing.
Kearney himself, mounted upon his dray,
was drawn through the streets of the city
by 1,000 men, headed by a band of music,
and a body of militia, amid the plaudits of
a great multitude.
Night express, Ne. 4. en the Seuth Park
read met with an accident twenty-eight
miles from Denver. The engine struck a
pine knot stuck between the main and
guard rails upon a curve, and was thrown
from the track into the river. Fireman
Rebert M. Wilsen was acting engineer. He
saw at a glance the peril of the whole
train, and might have saved himself by
jumping from the engine. But he stop step
ped te put en the Westinghouse brakes,
saved the train, aud went ever alone with
the engine te death.
Reger Snyder was killed at Lehighton in
jumping from a train. Beth of his legs
were cut off above the kuces.
The heisting apparatus and house at
stack ie. 4, Allcntewn furnace, has been
burned. Less, $500.
Ryan and Gess are hovering around
Pittsburgh with their trainers, and are te
light within fifty miles of that city to
morrow. The interior of the residence efB. K.
Jamisen, the Philadelphia hanker, was
ruined by lire, smoke and water en Satur
day evening. The fire started in the
At Walnut Bene, McKean county. Flera
Rogers, aged 9, was sent in from the field
te start the fire for summer. Child like
she took the coal oil can for it and ran
from the heuns a blaze of fire, fatally
burning herself and baby brother.
After a week's session, the first council
of the Catholic province of Philadelphia
terminated yesterday with impressive cer
emonies. The decrees of the council,
which, it is understood, are opposed te
public schools, secret societies and divorce,
were read, signed and scaled.
D. F. Graham, justice of the peace of
Pottstown, married Jehn Benny, employ
ed at the Falls of French Creek mines,
Berks county, te Mrs. Mary Crellincr. The
groom is a widower, aged forty years,
while the bride was fifty ; and what makes
the marriage still mere interesting is that
the latter was the groom's mother-in-law.
Until Friday Bishop Stevens had net for
five years visited St. Clement's church,
Philadelphia. It is the church which has
become se famous by reason of its ritualis
tic ceremonies. Ou Friday the bishop
confirmed ever fifty persons there. These
of the candidates who were young girls
were arrayed in white, with long white
veils. The mere elderly ladies were a cu
rious headdress of white material, drawn
tightly ever the head, and fastened in a
bunch behind, where it spread out like the
cape of a Shaker bonnet. The services
were quite simple, emitting, out of defer
ence te the views of Bishop Stevens, all
objectienal ritualistic novelties. There
were candles en the altar, but they were
net lighted. Although St. Clcment's is a
very stylish church, with a wealthy and
fashionable congregation, there were sev
eral colored persons among these who
CRANT OK BLAINE.
Lancaster Men Gene te Chicago.
Yesterday morning en the Niagara ex
press west, there was a special car leaded
with anti-Grant men, who were en their
way te the Chicago convention. On one
of the cars was a muslin strip with these
words : " Ne Third Term Here, a Candi
date Without a Stain." In the afternoon
there were two sections of the fast Hue.
The first one, which was filled with men
bound for Chicago, did net step. This
train had a band of music. The next train
had also a large number of convention
people, among them being Hen. A. K.
McClure, of the Times. The people who
have gene te Chicago from this county arc:
A. J. Kauffman and C. S. Kauffman, of
Columbia ; Jehn A. Hiestand, of the Ex
aminer ;R. B. Risk, J. Hay Brown ; Frank
R. Diffendcrffcr, of the New Era ; Elias
McMellen, Clayten F. Myers, W. L. Peip
er ; J. Hahn, of Manheim ; J. II. Landis,
J. II. Fry, A. K. Spurrier, C. A. Lecher,
Samuel M. Myers, E. K. Martin ; Abra
ham Kline, of Manheim ; James Cellins,
of Celcrain, and Isaac W. Lcidigh.
Messrs. Kline and Martin are " curb
stone " delegates, and Mr. Fry, it, is said,
gees at the request of Den Cameren, who
telegraphed for him te come en at once
and accept the position of temporary chair
man. The Lecal Tobacco I lit crest.
The glorious rains of Saturday night and
Sunday have put the ground in admirable
condition for setting out the young te.
bacce plants, and te-day thousands of men
and boys, and net a few women, are in the
fields in all parts of the county, taking ad
vantage of the favorable condition of the
weather te get through with their plant
ing. It is mere than Hinted that many
pious people neglected their Sunday devo
tions yesterday and boldly went te work
in their tobacco patches. They believe in
the old maxim "make hay while the sun
shines" and plant tobacco when it rains.
Te-day the weather is very favorable ; the
sky is overcast, the air is cool and the
ground is moist and mellow. But it is far
tee early yet te predict what may be the
outcome. Paul may plant and Apelles
water, but they cannot control the result.
The killing dreuth, the cutting hail, the
destroying insect must be stayed by a
higher power, or all the labor of the hus
bandman will be in vain.
Of the crop of 1879 it is said that net less
than 1,000 cases were sold during the past
week at paying figures. Of 1878 lerf
about 200 cases were sold, and this pretty
nearly cleans up the crop well posted
dealers saying that there are scarcely 300
cases left in the market.
L. G. Martin, of Springville, Mount Jey
township, has probably the largest tobac
co in the county. He has plants which
have 16 leaves, the largest of which are 13 J
inches long and 8 inches wide. The plants
were raised in pets previous te their being
Ironsides 15, MillersTille 9.
On Saturday afternoon the Ironsides
baseball club of this city visited Millers
ville where they played a match game with
the normal school nine. The day was
very pleasant, ind as it was a holiday there
was a very large attendance from this
city ; sjecial, cars were run en
the street railway and large numbers
of Lancasterians went te see the game in
their private conveyances. The grounds
en which the game was plaved belong te
the school, and they are, as every one
knows who have seen them, the finest in
the county. The game was called be
tween two and three o'clock, and it was
concluded about half past four. It was
quite exciting te the seventh inning, but
it then became apparent that the Lancas
ter team was by far the stronger of the
two, and would have no trouble in winning
A number of geed plays were made en
both sides while there were several bad
errors. The Lancaster boys, especially
King, Miles and Arneld, batted heavily.
King, as usual, distinguished himself be
hind the bat. He played in that
position for about half of the game when
he took Zechcr's place at short step, the
latter, who is also a fine catcher, going be
hind the bat. Geerge Myers, of this city,
whose reputation as a catcher is well
known, played behind the bat for the Mil
lersville nine, and had it net been for his
line work they would net have made the
showing that they did. Bart of the Millers
ville club played well en first base, while
several ether members of the club did
creditable work. The complete score is as
IKONSIDKS. It. 1 11. T. O. A. 1
Zi-chcr, . 0 O 4 1 '-'
Kin-c -: -i '
Cosgrevc, p 2 O 2 e 4
Miles, SI) 1 1 4 1
Arneld, - 1. 2 i 0 0 0
ISrew-n.lb : -J 8 1 4
Wilsen. 1. f i 3 0 0 J
Illli-r. r. t u 1 0 1
l'eller.ab 1 1 - 1
li 13 27 12 1'J
SOltMAL. H. 1 It. P. O. A. E.
Uart, 11) O 0 12 0 1
Landis, s. s 0 0 'J 0 1
McCiUmn.r.r 2 O O U 0
Myers, c IIS .'1 ."
AillL-biich, :J b 10 10 1
Wurfel, p 1 10 11
Wunl,2b 1 2 2 6 1
Hiestand, c. f 1 2 2 e 0
Schiller, 1. 1 2 1 e e 0
J 7 27 10 8
12 3 4 5 0 7 8 9
Ironsides 0 0 15 :; 1 0 5 015
Nerma! 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0-'.)
Umpire Ueerge Kittenheuse.
Thieves Frightened Off by a Burglar
Shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday morn
ing Mrs. II. J. Wiley, residing at Ne. 140
East Orange street, was awakened by the
sound of a patent burglar alarm which
she has running te her bedroom from the
different windows and doers in the lower
story of her house. The neise was also
heard by several persons residing in the
neighborhood, who quickly arose and to
gether with Officer Cramer, went te Mrs.
Wiley's house. Mrs. Wiley, who saw
by looking at the indicator in her
room that the dining room deer had been
opened, came down stairs and admitted
the neighbors at the side deer. An exam
ination of the entire house was made bv
Officer Cramer, who found that nothing
had been stolen. The window leading te
the side perch, from the kitchen, was
found te be open but the shutters were net
bored. If the thieves entered at that place
it is likely that they then went te the din
ing room deer, which they attempted te
enter, when the alarm was sounded. It is
believed by some that the thieves enter
ed the buildiug, early in the evening,
and after secreting themselves, attempted
te get out of the dining room deer when
the alarm sounded. If this had been the
case they would likely have dropped some
thing when they fled. As it was, nothing
was disturbed, and the probabilities are
that the would-be thieves were only enter
ing when they were frightened off.
Mr. J. L. Lyte, of the Examiner, who
resides en Lime street, near Orange, was
awakened by the noise in the neighbor
hood, and upon looking out of the window
he saw a man running at a rapid rate up
Lime towards Chestnut. He believes that
there were two in the party, however, as
he distinctly heard the footsteps of an
other, but was only able te see one.
List of Unclaimed Letters.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in Lancaster for the week
ending Monday, May 31st, 1880 :
Ladies' ZM. N. C. Britten, S. Brook Breok Broek
meyer, Sue Brubaker, Lizzie Dennis, Mrs.
Emma C. Drake, H. M. Foulke, Hattie A.
Kindig, Lucinda Nelsen, Martha Potts,
Elizabeth Peele (for), Mrs. Mary Peters,
Elizabeth II. Rohrer, Mrs. Rebecca Shrei
ner, Sue Steucr, Ida Tedd, Kate Withers,
And. Wettig (for), Lillie Waller.
Gents'1 List Jerry Broomhall, Heward
W. Bush, Decker & Bre., Adam Forc Ferc
paugh, Peter Geed, Eugene Hafener, Benj.
Ingroff, Sandy McDonald, C. A. Martin,
Jehn McLaughlin, Daniel Mumma, Jereme
Mumma, Lewis Mumma, Jehn Schulty,
Isaac Steinmetz, C. E. Wiley, W. M.
St. Jeseph's Fair.
There was a large attendance at St.
Jeseph's fair at Rethweiler's hall en
Saturday evening and all appeared te enjoy
themselves greatly. The beautiful decora
tion of the hall and the general arrange
ment of the tables was executed under
direction of Mr. Antheny Is ke. They at
tracted much favorable comment and were
The result of the chancing was as fol fel fol
eows: Set of smoothing irons, by Jehn
Klick ; damask table cover, by Jehn Kirsch ;
glass tea set, by Mrs. M. naberbush ; cov
erlet, by Mrs. Margaret Frohnhofer ;
lancy work-basket, by D. C. Eichelberg.
Cew Killed by the Cars.
Yesterday afternoon a cow belonging te
Win. Dice, milkman, while grazing in a
lauc near the point where the railroad
cresses the Harrisburg turnpike in the
northern part of the city, strayed upon the
track and before she could be driven off
was struck by the locomotive of t!.i Day
express train cast, and had one of her legs
broken, and was otherwise se badly injured
that she had te be" killed te relieve her
from her sufferings.
A Prellllc Babbit.
Wm. Rechm, of Quarryvillc, is the
owner of a pair of very iarge German rab
bits, two or three times as large as our or
dinary rabbit. On Tuesday last the
female gave birth te seven little long-cared
bunnies, and en Sunday, five days after
wards, astonished her owner by giving
birth te fenrteen mere ! This remarkable
event is vouched for as absolutely true.
What say the scientists about it?
Closlag.C'eremeuIes at the Court Heuse.
After the decoration of the soldiers'
graves had been dnly performed en Satur
day afternoon, as has already been report
ed, the members of Pest 84. G. A. R.,
reassembled, and marched te the Pennsyl
vania railroad depot at 7:30 p. in., te receive
and escort te the court house the orator of
the evening. W. II. Lambert, esq., which
duty was duly performed.
The atteudauce at the com t house was
net large, the court room being hardly half
full. Judge Patterson presided, and en
either side of him sat Rev. C. E Mount
and the orator.
After some very creditable music, fur
nished by the M. E. church choir, and the
reading of a portion of the scriptures and
prayer by Rev. C. E. Houpt, the orator
was introduced by Judge Patterson, and
stepped before his audience.
Mr. Lambert is a young man, of fine ap
pearance, excellent voice, graceful manner
and the matter of his dratien was decided
ly above the a erage of Decoration Day
harangues. After paying a graceful com
pliment te the people of Lancaster for
their pati ietism aud geed taste in erecting
a beautiful monument te the soldiers who
fell in the late war, he adverted te the
veneration in which the heroes of the
Revolutionary war were held by their de
scendants, and hew prone we were te
think that we were degenerating, and that
no such distinguished heroes should again
be seen in our country. . But the late war
had happily dissipated our doubts and fears
by bringing te the front leaders and sol
diers who were the peers of their fore fere
fithcrs. A notable feature of the late war
was that its successful termination did
net depend upon any one man. It was
net Meade, nor Sheridan, nor Sherman,
nor Themas, nor Grant, nor any ether of
our great commanders who brought the
cenlliet te a successful close. Among all
our great generals thcic was no Ciesar or
Napeleon te whom the eyes of the people
turned for deliverance : no one of them
steed pre-eminently above the ethers, and
te no one of them belong the honor and
glerv of saving the nation : no. it was
te their united wisdom, and.under Ged, te
the patriotism of the people, that the gov
ernment of the people and for the people
was preserved, and none of our command
ers ever forget that they were the ser
vants and net the masters of the people.
After paying an eloquent and merited
tribute te our own Reynolds and Meade,
the orator devoted the greatei part of his
lecture te a sketch of the life and military
services of Gen. Gee. II. Themas, after
whom the Lancaster pest is named, and
under whose command se many of Lancas
ter's soldiers served. Frem the nature of
the subject, the orator could net present
much that was new te his hearers, and yet
it was wonderfully entertaining te hear
him recount from the undying pages of
history the important, services rendered his
country by Gen Themas in every grade of
the army, fiem a cadet at West Point
te a major general of the L". S. army. All
the important actions iu which he was en
gaged were graphically sketched Mill
Spring, Stene River, Chiekamuga where
his troops withstood and repelled the re
peated assaults of almost thrice their
number, standing like a rock of adamant
and saving from destruction Resccrans's
shattered army. The battles of Lookout
Mountain, Mission Ridge, Daltou, Rcscca,
and the four months' campaign that re
sulted in the fall of Atlanta, were briefly,
but vividly depicted, as was also the re
markable and decisive contest at Nash
ville, where Heed's rebel army was net
merely defeated, but annihilated by the
masterly generalship of Themas. The
orator justly held that Gen. Themas was
no mere soldier of fortune ; that none of
his victories were matters of chance, but
that all of them were military problems
worked out te their logical conclusion.
He formed his plans slowly aud deliber
ately, but when formed neither disapproval
uer threats en the part of his superior
eflicers could turn him aside from them.
A noticeable instance of this trait in his
character was his course at Nashville,
where neither Gen. Grant nor the presi
dent could induce him te move until his
plans were perfected but when he moved
he moved like a thunderbolt, and the rebel
army that had been sent te crush and
capture him was utterly annihilated.
Anether trait in Gen. Themas's charac
ter was his highcense of honor. He re
fused te accept the command of Bueli's
army. Although he had been mere than
once unjustly outranked by the promotion
of his juniors, he served as faithfully under
their command as he did when he com
manded them. He allowed no personal
grievance, te interfere with his public
duty. When, after the close of the war,
ha was offered the rank of Lieutenant
General, he declined it, as it had net been
conferred while he was in the field. He
steadfastly refused te receive any presents
or ether emoluments than his pay as an
army officer, his fine sense of honor impel
ling him te refuse te receive any valuable
consideration for simply doing his duty.
When his grateful countrymen proposed
te testify their sense of his invaluable
services by raising a fund for his" benefit,"
as had been done in the interest of ether
leading chieftains, he would have none of
it, telling his friends he was amply re
warded in having their confidence and
esteem, and if they had subscribed any
thing for his benefit, he suggested that
the fund be applied te the purchase of a
home for disabled soldiers.
After eulogizing Abraham Lincoln as
"the first American," Mr. Lambert re
ferred at some length te the late Con
federates, ne hoped the North and
Seuth, all sections and all classes, would
be united in a common brotherhood. He
i expected the sincerity of the South
ern soldiers, admired their courage,
and devotion te their cause : he would net
taunt them with their defeat ; but he
would insist upon it that they were utterly
wrong and we wcic right ; that there
should be no blending of the Union and
the rebel colors, no blending of the blue
and the gray, no assent te the preposition
that perhaps after all they were right and
we were wrong. He would tolerate none
of these heresies, but would insist that all
classes and sections shall accept the events
of the war as a settlement of the questions
nt ; and that we shall knew but one
country and one flag forevcrmerc.
Mr. Lambert's oration was closely lis.
tened te and frequently applauded. At its
close the choir rendered some mere choice
music and the audience was dismissed with
a bene diction.
Special Sermon te Pest 81.
Last evening the members of Geerge II.
Themas pest, G. A. R., te the number of
about forty, under Commander McElroy
and Lieut. Black, marched in a body te
Grace Lutheran church, te Leir a special
sermon, preached at the request of the
pest, by Iter. C. Elvin Houpt. The mem
bers of the pest were given seats in the
front' astre of the church. The cler
gyman took as his text the words of St.
Paul, 2d Timethy, 4th chapter, 7th and
Sth verses : " I have fought a geed light :
I have finished my course ; I have kept the
faith ; hencferth there is laid up for me a
crown of righteousness which the Lord,
the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day." The sermon was an able one, aud
listened te with marked interest by the
past and the Iarge congregation in attendance.
or Bigger Interest.
A fifteen-year-old son of Daniel Gannon,
residing near Ephrata, fell off a horse and
b:e'ie the left forearm.
The law must be respected. Peace must
be preserved ; even if Levi Sensenig has te
fight for it.
Levi Senscuig's little finger is heavier
than the loins of the law.
At Trainer's station, Cecil county, Md ,
Lizzie E. Sullivan, aged 13, jumped rope
ou the railroad track ami was tern te pieces
by a passenger train.
1'ret. r rank steucii, tne popular oanc eanc
mg master, has been giving his annual
May hop in the opera house Reading. It
was a grand success.
By means of the Cellins Beach excur
sion" people can go te Philadelphia and
back en Tuesday for $2.25.
David Coffee, coffee colored, went te a
Harrisburg alderman te get married. On
cress examination the squire found out he
had a wife living in Columbia, though she
was agaiu married. This David thought
was equal te a divorce, but the alderman
On the agricultural blanks of the census
enumerators there are 100 questions and
en the population blanks 20 questions.
Farmers who will have se many questions
te answer as te the acreage of their farms,
number of aeies tilled, kind of cereals
grown, value of same, number of horses,
cattle and ether animals and value of some
should commence posting themselves, se
as te be ready for the enumerators.
The l!)0th anniversary or third semi
centennial jubilee of the founding of the.
Xew Helland Lutheran congregation will
be celebrated with appropriate services be
ginning en Saturday, June iith. Histori
cal sketches, sermons anil addresses will
le the features of a three days feast of
reason. Prof. Richards, Dr. Krauth.
Dr. Mann and ether eminent churchmen
will be present te speak and hear.
The Times thinks that as the delegates
te Chicago from Lancaster don't intend te
vote for Blaine under any circumstances,
they should obey the instructions of then
own little side of the house and vote ler
(Juay for president aud Grant for vice pres
ident. That ticket would fairly represent
the "best workers of the ward," and they
arc the boys te tie te when things have t
be carried en the high pressure system.
There was recently erected in Lincoln
cemetery a tombstone about which some
argument has already been had. The per
son, it seems, was born February 17,1S."2,
and died February 1CU 1880. The age en
the gravestone is 27 years, 11 months and
30 days. Might as well have made it 28
In Harrisburg, yesterday, Geerge MeC
Berder, aged 17, was oiling his revolver
a-id putting "it in trim. Ralph Sanders,
aged 11,. steud" opposite and facing him,
and as Geerge partially raised the hamnier
te allow the cylinder te slip into its place,
the hammer accidentally struck one of the
cartridges in the cylinder, exploding it, the
slug (net much larger than a buckshot)
entered the unfortunate boy's breast a few
inches below tne nipple en the right side,
producing death in ten minutes.
While the Reading Junier's new steam
f fire engine was being tested en an island
m the Schuylkill en baturday the lire nex
collapsed, the smoke staek and dome weiu
tin own 75 feet high 130 fret di.stant ; a
half dozen men were scalded and burned
severely. Mr. Clapp, of the linn of CIapj
& Jenes, the builders of the engine, stated
that the engine will be taken back te their
works at Hudsen, New Yerk, and they
will immediately build another for tins
KATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
A tSerman Killed at CeIumbl.
Last night, in front of Black's hotel, at
Columbia, a German named Geerge
Mestcr, a baker by trade, was run ever by
the third National line freight cast and se
badly injured that he died seen afterward.
It appears that he and a companion had
heard that bakers were wanted in Atlantic
City, and they quitted their place of busi
ness in Columbia en Saturday with the
intention of going thither en Sunday.
Learning that no passenger trains would
go east during the evening they visited
some places where liquor could be had and
became a geed deal intoxicated. They
were seen at 7 o'clock p. in. under the
influence of liquor and were given lodging
at Krauss's hotel. It is supposed that
Mester get out of bed, dressed himself and
attempted te beard the National line fi eight
while it was passing the hotel, and,making
a misstep', was thrown under the cars.
Beth of his legs and one of his arms were
terribly crushed. He died at half-past 10
o'clock. He was a single man, and it is
believed had no relations in this country.
Deputy Corener Frank took ehargcef the
The receivers of the doctrines of the
New Church, as expounded by Emanuel
Swcdenberg, assembled in their temple,
Leng's building, yesterday forenoon, te
hear a sermon by Rev. J. E. Bewers, in
exposition of the internal meaning of the
text: "Ye are the salt of the earth:
but if the salt have lest his s-iver, where
with shall it be salted." Rev. Rowers is
an able speaker and logical reasener, as
these of our readers who read one of his
sermons, recently printed in full in the
Intkm.igencek, are well aware. His
sermon yesterday was of equal merit,
and was well received net only by the
Swcdenbergians but by many ethers who
right en Saturday -Night.
On Saturday night between nine and
ten o'clock a fight occurred in Jehn
Scheenbcrgsr's saloon en North Queen
street. Several bloody noses were given
and two young men were arrested, but
were discharged this morning. As is
always the case in such rows, it is difncu. t
te ascertain who was in tlumvreng.
The employees of the Reading and Col
umbia and Quarryville branches of the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad were
paid off in cash te-day for the month if
The Milten Keller Fend.
Mayer MacGenigle acknowledges the re
ceipt of $25 from Mr. B. S. Kendig, of the
Sixth ward, te be devoted te the relief of
the Milten sufferers.
Adam Geist has been appointed postmas
ter at Blue BelL East Earl township, this
cennty. - 3 "