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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENT ) M WEDNESDAY.
WEDNESDAY EVENING. JUNE 2, 1880.
An Entertaining Answer.
The answer of our friends, the judges,
te the argument of our counsel in the
disbarment matter, is a long-drawn-out
affair, being contained in a book of some
sixty-five pages. Its sweetness, how
ever, is a sufficient compensation for its
length, and we would net like te take a
line out of it, se entertaining is it. Ito Ite
mances are generally amusing ; and this
is sort of a romance there being se
much in it that is pretty but net true,
and se much that has sound without sig
nificance. The trio of counsel start out
with a wonderfully constructed history
of the case, and then they lead up heavily
with long quotations from a big let of
cases that refer te a great many things,
but don't often get near the question at
issue in this case. When that gun is fired
off in the supreme court theneise ill be
rreat. like the reverberation of a 4th of
July cannon rammed te the muzzle with
paper, but the killed and wounded, if
there are any, will mere likely be the fel
lows firing the gun, from its bursting,
than these it is aimed at, from its big
After this discharge of law-book quo
tatiens which are duly attested by the
signatures of counsel, cornea few refresh
ing pages te which nobody has courage
te put his name. They are waifs: and
are introduced by a statement that "our
apology for occupying se much time and
space is the importance of the case, in
volving as it does a question of vital in
terest te the bench as well as the bar of
the state." Te which we suggest
might have been truthfully added " the
miserable editors, including the two de
capitated individuals whose cases we aie
"Wc excuse the emission, however.
Among the many mere important omis emis
sions, variations, misapplicatians and
contradictions of these interesting pages
this one is scarcely worthy of note. It
is really pleasant te read an argument
prepared by gentlemen who aie se inne
cently unconscious of the tiuth and who
se calmly state what is false. Of course
they de net knew that they aie doing it.
It is possibly due te the force of habit, or
jierchance te leal ignorance. They sim
ply discuss a case in which they de net
knew the facts, and consequently leach
a triumphant conclusion with gieat ease.
They say for instance that we chaiged
that "this court was part andpaicelel a
conspiracy te shield from punishment a
known criminal, and that the machineiy
of justice was prostituted by the judges
for that purpose." We chaiged no such
thing. Then they go en te say
that this was "a deathly assault,
net upon the private character
or conduct of individual men, but
upon the integrity and ellici.il chai
acter of the ceuit, and it stands without
claim of truthtiilness,excuse, mitigation,
palliation or denial." That wc quote
because it sounds se pretty and has se
little in it. The declaration that this
deathly assault upon the integrity of
the court does net affect the piivate
character of the judges is veiy le
markable. " Deathly assault " is geed in
itself; but when it is without "claim of
truthfulness,'" it does net scein se eiy
poisonous; consciousness of which, per
haps, induces the statement that it is
also " without denial," which ceitainly
makes it a little mere deathly. And
when we are told that it hasn't ' ex
cuse, mitigation,palliation,'" three nicely
hounding weids with much similitude
in their meaning, the lawyers have
done their whole duty in making this
And they cheerfully pass te another.
Te the argument that no man ought te
be a judge in his own case, they declaie
that "this is net the judge's case, it is
the people's case." That " deathly as
sault," you will see, is first transferred
from the individual judge te the com t.
and new it is handsomely delivered from
thejudgeonte the dear people; which
And then wc sail en te the answer te
our complaint that we ought te have
had a jury tiial befeie being punished
for libeling the judges. " What need
of a jury trial when the crimi
nal has confessed ? Heie the ap
pellants have avowed their guilt." That
sounds geed and strong. What is the
use of feeling with a jury trial when a
plea of guilty is entered. Supreme non
sense indeed ! We confess that we weie
a little astonished at this point, net by
the argument, but by the statement of
fact. It was se novel te us. We did net
knew that we had confessed. On the
ether hand we were sure we hadn't'
We have always been confident that we
had net libeled the judges in what w e
had said. Evidently somebody has get
wrong-shipped en die facts. It is nice
te be able te get the facts wrong some
times ; it helps one vastly in getting up
an argument or an interesting tale.
In the language of the ring the Chicago
situation would he recorded te-day, as
" first knock down for Blaine,'' or rather
for the anti-Grant combination, the issue
at present being Grant against the field.
The abandonment of the unit nile by the
Grant leaders has been se certainly forced
upon them as te demonstrate their weak
ness, while it at the same time takes fiem
them their chief reliance for success. It
is hinted that their future efforts will be
te buy the needed number of delegates,
but as that is a game that two can play
at, it is net likely te succeed. The strong
probability is that the Republican party
will be fortunate enough te escape the
nomination of both Blaine and Grant.
It will be decenter, but hardly strengei ,
with Edmunds. If its leaders would be
less intent upon their personal ambitions
and revenges, and had time te devote
te the consideration of the geed of their
party, they might select a candidate whom
it would be difficult te defeat. But they
are net in the humor te make it likely
that they will de se.
We publish te-day a strong presenta
tion of Judge Field's claim te the Demo
cratic nomination for the presidency,
without, however, yielding our concur
rence te the views of the esteemed friend
who sent it te us.
Lincoln university, Chester county,
seems te le doing a geed work in a geed
way. It teaches the colored man te leek
te the future. It leads him up above
politics, above dependence, above abase
ment, and seeks te give him position by
enabling him te deserve position. All
the equality that it asks for the colored
man is the equality of oppor
tunity. Its discipline is the discipline of
self-sacrifice. The qualification for ad
mission te its advantage's is the desire of
an education for an education's sake, te
promote the welfare of the student's race
by the unselfish exercise of his best fac
ulties in behalf of noble aims. Such an
institution, under such management as
has thus far conducted it, cannot fail.
Is McManes a bigger man than
Thk ai rivals of immigrants at
Yeik during May reached 54,707.
The New Yeik free baths weie opened
ycsteiday, in time for the return of the
politicians fiem Chicago.
Buewx, Kauffman and Seltzer took the
Grant-Cameion dose evcrytime it was pre
sented. They voted with the Grant part
of the delegation en all questions. "
To-Meniiow has been fixed upon for the
departme of the American rifle team for
Ireland. Messis. Fanew, Claikc, Scott,
Fisher, Rathbenc, Brown and Jacksen
will ceitainly go, and if Mr. Bruce declines
his place will be filled by Laird, of Wash
ington, or Rockwell, of Bosten.
A TiucK-iiKvei:i fellow who was puzzled
te knew exactly what Judge Patterson
meant by " disti ibutivc justice" says he
understands it perfectly new. It means
that diuukcn and diseidcrly bullies who
have been pi epeily sentenced te jail by the
major, .shall be promptly liberated by
Judge Pattei son's com t and "distributed'
te their several wards and precincts.
In the RcfeimcdPicsbytcrian synod of
Xeith America ycsteiday the committee
en national icfeiin presented a report,
stating that active agencies aie employed
te step the cai lying of U. S. mails en
Sunday, and that uigcnt appeals are
being made te Cengicss te pass a gen
eral law against the manufactuie of
Skvvieu Fr.iuiY, of Michigan, is the
subject of the latest capital scandal. The
repeit is that he was cowhided by the
d.iughlei of a mauied lady fiem New
Yeik, who was stepping at the National
hotel, en account of his intimacy with her
mother. It is stated that the young lady
inflicted a sliaip cut under the senatorial
cje, which pi evented Ferry's appearance
in the Senate chamber for several days.
The bachelor sonatei's fi lends, however,
indignantly deny the rumor, and say that
Fciry cut his cje by falling en the steps of
Edvii m)s sccins te be the daik horse
nearest the window.
It has been an aimed that the banquet of
the Third aimy ceips union shall be had
at Cape May en the Sth of July. A
special tiain will mil fiem Jeisey City at
1 p. in. of that day.
General Bi.i.knai and cx-Atteincy-Geu-eial
Wii.i.ivms were seen walking about
the con ideis of the Palmer house, Chica
go, jestciday, appaicntly well pleased
with the situation of affahs.
Pi nice GeinsruvkOFF has arrived in
Beiliu fiem St. Petcisbmg. He appears
decicpit and almost unable te walk. He
continues te be chancellor only in name,
net even being officially infenncd concern
ing the cm lent business of the Russian
Willi m X. Leow, a Hungarian by
biith, feiincrly a lawyer of large practice
and political pieniinciicc, a poet of no
mean pictensiens, and lcccntly editor of a
musical journal, is under arrest at New
Yeik upon the charge of obtaining a small
sum of money under false pieteuses.
Mr. Comcline yestcidav made rather an
inteicsting statement of his -personal re
lations te General Grant. He said he was
net heated en the Giant question. He had
net looked en his face for years. He had
net seen him since his leturn fiem abroad,
neither had he written him a letter. He
could name a candidate that personally
would suit him better, but he thoroughly
believed that General Grant was the only
man w hose name he could spell that could
be elected and seated after he was elected.
The Debt Statement.
The public debt statement shows : In
terest bearing debt, $1,733,098,400; debt
en which inteiest has ceased since matur
ity, $8,131, 9(53.20; interest en above and
unclaimed Pacific railroad inteiest, $19,
742,541.19 ; debt bearing no interest, $393,
421,350.37 ; total debt, principal and inter
est, $2,139,000,23G.82; total cash in the
tieasuiy $20G,G13,510.97 ; debt less cash iu
the treasuiy, June 1, 1880, $1,952,380,719.
83 ; de. de., May 1, 1880, $1,908,314,733.72;
decrease of debt during the month, $15,
92S,033.87 ; decrease of debt since June 30,
1879, $74,820,G30,52. Current liabilities
Inteiest due and unpaid, $2,890,785 ; debt
en which inteiest has ceased, $8,134,965.
2G ; inteiest thcicen, $830,35G.75 ; geld and
silver ccrtificater, $20,274,370; United
States notes held for redemption of certifi
cates of deposit, $12,813,000 : cash balance
available .June 1, 1880, $1G1,GG7,839.9G
Coinage of the U. S. mints during the
month. Geld double eagles, 49,000 pieces,
eagles. 191,230 pieces; half eagles, 307,109
pieces ; total geld, 547,339 pieces, value $4,
127,815. Silver dollars, $2,207,000; cents,
3,410,000 pieces, value $34,100. Total
coinage. 0,224,339 pieces, value $0,728,943.
Aiiirrif an Mediral Association In
Xeaily 1,000 delegates representing
every state in the union, assembled at As
sociation hall, Xew Yerk, yesterday, en
the occasion of the ejiening of the thirty-
nist annual meeting el the American med
ical association. The piecccdings epeued
with prayer, after which an address of
welcome was made by Dr. T. Gaillard
Themas. Bell was called, and then Dr.
Lewis A. Sayre, president of the associa
tion, was introduced, and made an address.
Bcperts of the committees and applica
tions for membership are being consid censid
eied. A New Wagen-Break.
An improved wagon-brake has been pat
ented by Messrs. Jehn F. Tally and Jehn
M. Wadlingten, of Uptonville, Ky. The
object of this invention is te furnish brakes
for wagons and ether vehicles se construc
ted that they may be applied automatically
whenever the horses cease te draw. This
must prove a valuable improvement en the
THK BATTLE OF TO-iAI.
The Unit Bale Broken.
HcClarc te his Times.
Chicago, June 22 a. st.
Nothing of special importance has been
developed te-night. The Grant men have
been in caucus at the Palmer house since
ten o'clock, several hundred strong, but
they have net ascertained their exact
strength in any official way. They have
discussed questions of policy and net at
tempted a careful classification of the
different delegations. They are resolute
and apparently confident, and the leaders
speak of understanding matters betters
by te-morrow night. They evidently rely
largely upon the work that is new being
done and that will be persevered in with
ceaseless energy until the last moment. In
short, the Grant managers confidently ex
pect te obtain the needed number of votes
before they get down te balloting and they
insist that all but themselves are buying
marketable delegates. These who have
kept the run of the delegations in the in
terest of Grant variously estimate his
strength en the first ballet at from 320 te
350, but I think all that they give Grant
en the first ballet ever 300 will be picked
up between this and Thursday.
The Blaine and Sherman men speak con
fidently of beating Grant, but each side in
sists that the ether must withdraw its can
didate te de se. They have done nothing
at all te-night toward combining the oppo
sition te Grant, and if they shall both con
tinue in the field Grant will be nominated,
unless at a critical moment they whirl
some new man into the convention and put
him through by spontaneous combustion.
I still think that of the three leading
candidates Grant is the only one whose
nomination is possible, and it is far from
Them Literary Kellers.
While Cameren was sitting in aggravat
ing silence in the chair of the national
committee, hearing all motions and put
ting none, his brother-in-law. Wayne
MacVeagh, was making a terrific on
slaught upon Grant and his " bosses " be
fore a mass meeting of ten thousand peo
ple en the lake front. The Lancaster
contestants are here with a certified re
turn of their election by the Republicans
of that county as district delegates. Ed
win K. Martin and Abraham Kline, with
Senater Kauffman and Themas Whitson,
the alternates, arc making it het for the
regular convention delegates from the Old
Guard. They have printed and circulated
an address te the national convention, ic
citing the aibitrary action of the state con
vention, the popular vote for Blaine and
themselves, and they make out popular
credentials which may be even tiled, but
which can't be logically disputed or ex
plained. A Compromise in the National Commit. tee.
Tribune Despatches condensed.
The anti-third term majority of the na
tional Republican committee met yester
day morning and adopted a resolution te
depose Mr. Cameren from the chah man
ship, en account of the high-handed
course pursued by him en Monday night.
At the instance of Mr. Cenkhng.
General Arthur made evertuies, and
a compromise was effected, under .which
the unit rule will net be enforced in the
temporary organization, and Geerge F.
Hear will be made temporary chairman.
The New Yerk delegation by a vote of 45
te 23 decided te vote as a unit, each dele
gate being at liberty te picsent his dis
senting vote te the convention. General
Grant is losing strength, aud it is said that
Mr. Blaine will lead en the fiist ballet.
Twenty-four delegates from Pennsylvania
arc pledged te vote for Gen. Grant.
Democratic State Committee.
The following is a complete list of the
members of the Democratic state commit
tee as returned te the chairman, w ith the
posteflicc address of each member.
1. .Jehn W. Gallagher. Phil vlclnhia.
2. Martin Killacky, Philadelphia.
3. Themas Maher, Jr., Philadelphia.
4. James Shauifhney. jr.. Philadelphia
5. Geerge M. Kelly, Phi alelplua.
. Tues. McUeuan, Philadelphia.
7. J. .T. McDevitt, Philadelphia.
8. Chas. L. Swope. Philadelphia.
!. Win. P. Ladomus, Philadelphia.
10. Silas II. Beans, ituckinghaiu, JJutks enmi
11. Henry C. G. lleber. Heading, P.i
li Albrecht Kncule, Pcnnsbuig, Montgemeiy
Geerge Dillcr, Lcaman Place.
M. S. Moere, SchecK.'s Mills, Lancaster
,T. F. Klugh, Highspire, Dauphin county.
Constantine a. r.riliiian, auciiievtii.
Jt. M. Streusc. Lebanon.
It. P. Micke, Easten.
Jehn II. Biii. ten, West Chestei.
J. J. O'Bevlc, hcranten.
Myren W. Urittuin, Town Hill, I.ueme
A. G. Jiredhcad, Mauch Chunk.
Win. M. Piatt, Tunkhanneek.
Henry Liscuring, Danville
A. J. Hushes. Pert Allegheny.
je. u. ii. mown, iienesuaie.
27. D. C. Dissinger, Sunbury.
2. Ed. II. Gerry, Shrewsbury, Yerk county.
29. ,T. C. Kline, Potts ville.
30. M J. Cleary, Shenandoah Citv.
31. E. P.Titzell, Millerwtewn. Perry county.
32. S. C. Wagner, Xewville, Cunibeil.md
X. Isenbcrg, Alexandria, Huntingdon
T. C. Hippie, Leck Haven.
Thes. II. Grecvy, Alteena.
Jehn A. Wishait, Wells's Tannciy, Fulton
Geoige w". Mcans.Iiroekville, Pa.
James E. Blaine, Tlenesta, Ferest euuty
W. J. K. Kline, Grcensburg.
P. S. Newravcr, Cenncllsville.
41. Disputed U. P. Marshall, Mahoning Ann-
strong county; E. 1). Gratr, Worthington
P. O., Armstieng county.
42. T. S. Casey, Allegheny City.
iJ. Edward F. Housten, 202 Second avenue,
44. C. C. Kelly, Forty-fifth stieet, Pittsbiugh.
43. James W. Patterson, Pittsbiugh.
4B. Chas. B. Ilurst, Rochester, lic.iv er county.
47. Walter Pierce, Sharpsville.
48. G. M. Parmlee, Wan en.
49. Jehn W. Walkei, Erie.
50. James II. Caldwell, TitusTille.
A. H. Dill, Cluinnan.
DESPERATE ATTEMPT AT ROKIIKRY
Twe Bobbers Killeit by Revolver-Shots
After Murdering a Weman.
A desperate attempt at robbery oc
curred near Clear Lake, Colling county,
Texas. A farmer named Bradley let t two
hundred dollars received for cattle with his
wife for safe keeping. A stranger asking
te stay all night was given a pallet en the
gallery. At midnight he saw two
persons, who he supposed belonged
te the family, enter, and hearing cries
of murder he peeied tlueugh the
blinds and saw a woman en the bed with
her threat cut. Snatching a six-shooter, the
stranger sprang toward the deer and fired,
killing both parties. Mounting a horse,
he rode te the nearest neighbor's, and, ac
companied by a party of four, returned.
Mrs. Bradley and both rebbeis were dead,
one of whom was shoe tlueugh the heart,
the ether through the head. The robbers
proved te be Mrs. Pructt and her daugh
ter, the former GO years old and the owner
of considerable property, and having an
independent inheritance of $17,000.
The Springboro Baptist church, Craw
ford county, was totally burned last night.
Lettie Boyd, aged 18 years, of Trainer's
Bank, was burned te death by the explo
sion of a coal oil lamp.
A firemen at the tube works in Seuth
Chester jumped off Derbyshire's wharf
for the purpose' of taking a bath. lie was
drowned and his body net recovered.
Wm. Alexander, aged 60 years, a prom
inent farmer of North Shenango township,
Crawford county, was killed en Saturday
evening by a runaway team.
The Rev. Ansen B. Hard died at his
residence in Chester en Monday night,
aged 79 years. He was at one time rector
of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church,
at Chester, and of the Marcus Heek
At the dedication of. the "Washington
troop's uew halL at Paoli, te-day, it is
expected that Senators Everhart, Cooper
and ethers will make addresses. Gover Gover
eor Heyt and ex-Governer Hartranft will
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
The United States brewers' association
meets in Buffalo te-day. 3rany delegates
arrived last night.
At Washington yesterday Brown Tem
wen the three-minute racej; best time,2,24.
Jersey Bey wen the 2,22 race best time. 2,-
The Seuth Caielina Democratic state
convention elected Senators Hampton and
Butler, Majer T. G, Barker and Jehn
Bratten delegates-at-large te the Cincin
Base ball yesterday: At Bosten Bosten
3 ; Chicago,4. At Albany Bull'ale, 3 ;
Albany, 4. At Providence Cleveland, 8 ;
Prev idencc 7. At Wercestei Worcester,
I ) ; Cincinnati, 0.
Edisen was yesterday granted a patent
for a magnetic ere separator, which allows
magnetic and non-magnetic substances te
fall together, and then by magnetic attrac
tion alters or changes the trajectory of the
falling magnetic substance without stop step
ping its fall.
Governer Miller, of Arkansas, has ic
ceived a despatch fiem Tcxaikana, advis
ing him that a mob had attempted te take
fiem jail and lynch a negre an ested for
attempted rape. The fiiends of Ciemwell
the prisoner, fired upon the mob. File
was returned and eight persons are report
ed wounded, some fatally.
In the Democratic state convention of
Maine ycsteiday the following delegates-at-large
weie elected te the Cincinnati
convention : Dai ins Aldcu, Jehn Bicd
man, Ai thur Scwall, B. Bradbury ; alter
nates : Captain Chailes Chase, B. Wilsen,
Gceigc W. Diike and Wm. A. Crallvvell.
The convention ratified the nomination of
the Greenback convention for governor,
Han is M. Plaisted.
Itudget of XcHsIrcnn Our Regular Corics Cerics Corics
pendent. Milten Mishlcr, the Republican return
judge for the Thiid ward of Columbia, ap
peared before Justice Evans ycsteiday
and waived a heaiing. Esquire Jehn
P. Frank cntei ing sectti ity for his appear
ance at the next tcim of ceuit ; amount of
bail $300. Mr. Ebeily's counsel in the
case arc C. C. Kaufl'man and J. W. John John Jehn
eon, esqs. Counsel for the defendant, Mr.
Mishlcr, are Geeigc Nauman and Win. B.
Given, esqs. The chaise is making false
returns and falsifying votes.
On Fiiday, June 11th, C. C. Kaufl'man
will offer at public sale at the Franklin
house, one of the best shad lisheiies in the
Susquehanna liver, known as the Vaughn
On Sunday morning, about S o'clock,
baptism by immeisien took place in the
Susquehanna liver at the feet of Union
stieet. There weie only a few poisons
picsent te witness the ceremonies, and,
hence, the elder was geed. Rev. Mr.
Peteis, presiding elder of the United
Brethren chinch of this distiict, efliciated.
The chief burgess should hi ing suit
against the pai tics at once who were en
gaged in the disgraceful fights en Satur
day evening in front of Wagner's hotel.
As usual no constables present at the time
they aie needed.
The Geiman, Geerge Meistcr, who
was killed en the Pennsylvania raihead en
Sunday evening, was interred in Petter's
field Tuesday afternoon, as none of h's
fi lends live in this country.
Maikct was well attended jesteiday.
Asparagus scaicc; stravvbenics, per box,
15 te 21 cents ; peas, per half-peck, 20
cents ; butter fiem le te 2:1 cents per
pound; spiing chickens, fair .sire, pi ices
high ; shad scaicc and high, water tee low
All quiet at the Shawnee telling inilfj
Xe signs of staiting.
Business biisk en the coal sehulcs.
The f uncial of the late Miss Aggie Dc
HufT, daughter of Gee. W. Dclluir, took
place this afternoon fiem the Thud stieet
Reformed chinch. The services at the
eliurch commenced at 2 o'clock ; Rev. C.
S. Gcihaid, pastei. The remains were
inteiicd in Mount Bethel cemetery. The
deceased was about 10 yeats ; blight and
premising, and a member of the Columbia
TIIi: WATEK WORKS.
The Snarl of the "New Era" Ansncreil.
The yew Era of Monday charged Super
intendent Kitch with violating the law
which requires all city work te be given
out by contract te the lowest and best bid
der ; and adds that the superintendent has
men employed by the day under his super
vision, and that no piopesals have been
asked for, nor no plans or specifications
furnished, and no contract made.
There is no foundation for the jYl'ie Era's
complaint. Following is a copy of the
minutes of the last meeting of the water
L vxcvsteii, May 20th.
Water committee met statedly en the
Supeiintcndcnt Kitch icpeitcd the east
ern reset veir in bad condition.
On motion of Dr. S. T. Davis, the
mayor was instiucted te receive piopesals
for mateiial that can be contracted for,
and that the work be done under supervi
sion of the supeiintcndcnt of water weiks.
The committee at once advei tised in the
daily paper for proposals for the " material
that can be contracted for," and these pio pie pio
eosals w ill be opened by the committee to te to
meriovv, and the contract probably be
awaided. Meantime Supeiintcndcnt Kitch
is vigoieusly pushing ferwaid the weik
that cannot be contracted for ; work which
comes cleaily under the head of general
repairs. The extent of the damage the
nei th bank of the lcsciveir may have sus
tained by leakage can only be ascertained
by the excavations new being made under
direction of the superintendent. Mr. Kitch
has no heises or carts of his own and is in
no way pecuniaiily interested in the work.
He is determined, however, te sec that the
weik is well and substantially done, and
from his practical experience in work of
this kind we have no doubt that he will
succeed in making a better job than has
been made by some of his predecessors.
Ofl for Europe.
Mr. Yecker. of Fulton epeia house, will
leave for New Yerk this evening, and will
sail from that pert for Em epe te-morrow.
His son Victer, who accompanies him, is
new in Philadelphia wliQre he will meet
St. Jeseph's Fair.
The proceeds of St. Jeseph's fair were
last night very satisfactory. The hall will
be open te-morrow at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, and children will be admitted
free of charge.
Colored Man's Cel-
The commencement of the Lincoln uni
versity near Oxford, Chester county, yes
terday, was one of the most largely attend
ed and successful occasions of its
kind in the history of this
institution. As usual it was a gala
day for the colored population for miles
around, who Hocked in from early in the
morning until the neon hour for the open epen
ing of the exercises ; while the trains from
New Yerk, Baltimore and Philadelphia
brought many representatives of the race
aud white fiiends of the institution te the
literary and social festival which always
marks commencement day at Lincoln.
By neon there were at least 1,000 colored
and 500 white persons en the grounds, and
as no auditorium there suffices te held such
numbers and the state of the weather made
an outdoor gathering mere pleasant, a
stand was erected in the grove south of
the university buildings, and seats were
provided ceveied with canvas tent shelter.
The precession, headed by the fine look
ing and well skilled colored band of Ox
ford, marched te the gieunds at neon, and
the following order of exeicises were ob
James T. Petter, Pa . T.atin Saint itei v.
Augustus . llascemb, b. C, English s.Uula-
V. Ogden, X. J
Educ tted Men.
Webb, X. C, The Dutie-. of
William II. Dever. Pa
Arneld G. Hewell, X
, What Slnll Wc "ei k
C, LleuiLuts el Xa-
Mastci's Oration r.an i ence Millei, Me.
Addicsri te the Alumni William II.
Julius II. McGinnc:, Mil., Valcdieteiv Oia Oia
It will be remembered that the aim of
Lincoln university is te afibid complete
educational advantages te colored jeuth
and men, with a special view te prep.uing
them for the future effective w eik of teach
ing and preaching among their own lace
in the Seuth and in Afiica where the field
is white for the hai vest. That this high
aim is being realized in a philantlnepic
and schelatly no less than a practical
manner has been shown by the career of
usefulness which has almost uiiivci sally
attended the Lincoln graduates ; and the
favorable impression made by some of
them who spoke before the Presbyteiian
synod meeting in Lancaster List fall will
net seen be fei gotten by our people.
The commencement cxeicises, as exem
plified ycsteiday, serve te cenfiim this im
pression with the public. Commencement
at Lincoln is somewhat after the manner
of a picnic or the old-fashioned and popu
lar weeds meetings of the " lower end" of
Lancaster county. Hundreds of vehicles
of every description tbive in with their
human freight and lunch baskets, and the
venders of refreshment have their booths
stationed in the limits of the gievc. But
for all these diveiting circumstances the
host of elder is maintained and
stiictcr attention paid te the literal y exer
cises than at the average commencement
audience ebseives. The best class of white
people in the neighboiheod show their in
terest in the institution by attendance upon
this festival; the gray haired "uncles"
and "aunties," fiem many miles aieund
Heck hitherto hear and see the piedigics of
learning; middle aged colored men and
women, aci ess w hose countenance shades
of l egret for oppei Utilities that never oc ec
cuied te them are chased by the sunlight
of satisfaction and hope for the lising
generation, constitute a large portion of
the audience ; gay colored youth, genteel
ly dressed and decorated with bou beu bou
tennicrcn, usheis and students, and keen
witted lads, with blight wistful counten
ance waiting their own graduation day,
deferential te all and jet modestly asseit
ing a sense of their own sclf-icspcct,. tell
of a blight future for their people te which
this institution is leading them.
The pi ofcsseis of Lincoln are of no less
high culture ithan of earnest pin pose.
Ranking in comprehension of all the ele
ments of liberal culture with the facilities
of our bust colleges, they aie eminently
endowed with practical ability te direct
their difficult task of pieviding at once for
the material, moral aud intellectual
welfare and development of the peculiar
class cnti listed te them. When it is said
that they receive ignorant field hands
fiem the Seuth, or the native Atiican fiem
the dark continent, totally without a sin
gle educational qualificatien,unlettcred and
undeveloped, the only requisite of admis
sion being a " desire te leain," some idea
of the nature of the weik attempted may
be conceived. When it is added that this
work is accomplished, that men thus taken
in aie turned out cultured teachers and
pieacheis, entirely fit te bear compaiisen
with graduates of Lafayette and Pi inceten,
Dickinsen and Franklin & Marshall, some
idea may be conveyed of the labor which it
involves and the success which has at
The speeches of ycsteiday beic testimony
te all of this. Tlueugh them all ran a
vivid appreciation of the special mission of
the university, and of the peculiar work
that lies before its graduates, of the dai k
past and the mere hopeful future of the
colored race ; but in thought and expres
sion, in rhcteiic and in practical geed
sense, they were fully up te the standard
of college commencement orations. In a
ceitaiu vigor of composition, a'sciieusncss
of style, a practical appreciation of the
significance of education, no less than in
the grace and fervor of delivery, they weie
better than will be heard at three-fourths
of the collegiate commencements of 1880.
After the valedictory, President Rendall
called upon a number of gentlemen en the
platfeim te speak such sentiments as
they were moved te express by the
ccrcises of the occasion. Rev. Bing
ham, president of the beaid of
trustees, was glad te announce that
the outlook for Lincoln was better and
surer than it had been for years ; and
everything tended te erceurage its friends
iu ukh vAvruuua .uiu rciioueieu eilOltS 111
its behalf. President Dreher, of Roanoke
college, Salem, Va. ; President II. G. Wes Wes
eon, of Crozier theological seminarv : Rev.
Dr. E. V. Gerhart, of the Reform i theo
logical seminary, Lancaster ; Wm Still,
esq., a prominent colored citizen of Phila
delphia ; W. U. Hcnscl, of the Ixtki.i.i.i
gexckk, and Rev. Dr. Ott, fef Chambers
Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, also
made brief speeches of compliment te the
students and piofessers,of exhortation te
the friends of the institution and of general
interest en the question Jef cducatin" the
colored race and of its future as a factor in
About 4 p. m. the audience was dis
missed with a benediction.
The exercises of yesterday tended te
quicken the interest of all who heard them
in the work of the institution ; te confirm
the popular confidence in its management,
and by these and ether means te extend its
sphere of usefulness.
ST. JtAK'S I'AKOCUIAL SCHOOL.
The Annual Entertainment Yesterday.
The annual entertainment given by the
pupils of St. Mary's parochial school took
place in Fulton opera house yesterday
afternoon. The lower part of the opera
house was crowded with friends and pat
rons of the school, a large proportion of
the audience being ladies. The pregramme
consisted of songs, dialogues, recitations
and an address, iu all of which the pupils
acquitted themselves very creditably.
The first piece ea the pregramme was
the hymn "Mater Admirabilis," sung by
the entire school. Next came a dialogue,
" Cheese Your Words," effectively spoken
by Lucy Kieckel. Maggie Maher, Maggie
Mauey, Margie Kinncar, Maiy McGuigan,
Mary Bachler, Ellen Thackara and Laura
Dennelly. A pretty little song, "'Cause
Birdie Told Me Se," was sung by the juve
nile class consisting of thiity-five little
girls ; and this was. follewey by a comical
bui lesque. the "Medel Scheel," of which
Master Hugh McGcehan acted as teacher.
" Columbia's Flag" was sung with spirit
by a class of twenty boys ; and this was
followed by an amusing dialogue entitled
" Demestic Grammar,' a dialogue spoken
by three little girls Margie Kinnear act
ing as the young teacher, Mary McGuigan
as the Iiish methcr,and Alice MeManus as
her little girl. A class of twenty-five girls
sing the song entitled "Moen Behind the
Trees," and received considerable applause
for their rendition of it. A dialogue en
titled, "The Indian, or Right and Might,"
was well spoken by four bejs, one of
whom was diessed in Indian cos ces
tunic, and made a geed argument
in favor of the cause of the red
man of the forest. "The Kettle and the
Cleck " was prettily sung by the juvenile
class of little gills, and was followed by a
recitation by twenty gii Is wearing floral
w reaths, each of whom represented a par
tieulai flower. "Give Me a Heme by the
Sea," a song, was sung by a class of
twenty giils. " 177G aud 1880" was a
dialogue between two giils Maiy Mc
Guigan and Florence Sawyer who were
diessed in the costumes and represented
the characteristics of the people of these
two epochs. The dialogue abounds in
w itticisms and palp ible hits. " Deaf in a
llein" was an Afiican extravaganza, in
which the faces of the peifeimers were cov
ered with conventional lamp-black,and the
piece itself abounded in minstrel absuuli
tics which were greatly relished by the
small bejs in attendance. The pcifenneis
were Jee Hoever, Dick Cenner, Jehn
Kane and Chailes Hoever, all of whom ac
quitted themselves veiy creditably.
The valedictory address, a well-wiitten
composition, was delivered by Miss Maggie
St. Mary's paiechial school is under the
efficient management of the sisteis and
the pastor of St. Maiy's church. It iiuiii
beis about 100 pupils who receive insti no
tion in all the pi imary branches of an
English education, including music and
drawing. The school tenn consists of ten
months, and the school will net close for
the summer vacation until the last of the
What the Destructive Element Has lleeu
lining HciB During the 1'axt Year.
The chief engineer of the fire depart
ment, Mr. Wm. J. Ferducy, has compiled
a veiy elaborate statement of the fires that
have eccuued in this city during the year
ending May 12, ult. setting feith the date
and hour of each coiillagratien, location
and style of building, hew occupied, less,
insurance carried, insurance paid, the
cause of the fire, and the names of owners
and occupants of the buildings burned.
The resume shows that duiiug the pciied
indicated foity-feur conflagrations of
greater or less magnitude occurred, involv
ing a less of $19,042.18, en which insur
ance was paid te the amount of $13, 157.
58 ; leaving amount net covered by insur
ance, $G,484.G0. The causes of the fire are
thus stated : Lightning, 1 ; fire cracker,
1 ; furnace, 1 ; mill engine, 1 ; gas burner,
1 ; defective flue, 1 ; lamp, 2 ; stove, 3 ;
unknew n, 3 ; accidental, 5 ; incendiary.
The number of fires causing less was
3G, and the weik of the department is
thus stated : The number of times the
department was called out was 51, of
which 1 1 were en false ahrnis ; the dep ut
mentwas in active service 25 times; 7
times the firemen weie en hand at fires,
but their services were net required ; and
4 fires occurred which caused a less, but
no alaim was given. The less of live
stock comprised one horse burned te
death, one cow burned te death, and one
hoi se se badly binned that it had te be
Among the most destructive fires that
eccuired were the four dwellings en north
Lime street, above Orange, occupied re
spectively by Gee. R. Sensenig, J. L. Lytc,
Adelph Albert and Mrs. J. H. Duchman,
which were stiuck by lightning en the
21st of May, 1879, and en which the
aggregate less was $1,991, and the amount
of insurance paid en which was $100 less
than that sum. The tobacco resweating es
tablishment en Chciry alley, occupied by
Fraim and Sylvester and owned by A. W.
Russel, burned en the 13th of October
last the less of the former, $1,450, was
covered by insurance te the amount of
$1,000, and Mr. Russel's less, $340, was
entirely covered. The fire en the Penn
sylvania raiueau near riiim street, en
Xev. 7, by which two wrecked oil cars,
owned by the railroad company, were acci
dentally burned, caused a less of
$1,297.20, en which $172.90 insurance was
paid. Balt.er Zimmei's dwelling and
bam en Leve lane, near Seymour street,
buiucd fiem some unknown cause en the
2-5d of Xev ember, causinga less of $1,275,
en which $775 insurance was paid. P. S.
Raker's cooper shop en Plum street,
binned by an incendiary fire en December
28, the less en building and stock being
$1,000, fully covered by insurance. C. W.
Schwebel's barn, dwelling and shed were
destroyed by an incendiary fire en January
1, involving a less of $3,1G1.G'J, en which
$2,13G.G3 insurance was paid.
The losses occasienad by the fires net
herein mentioned ranged in amount from
$10 up te $800.
Arrested en Tu e Charges.
Peter Robinson was arrested by Officer
Lcman upon two charges. The first one
is for being drunk and disorderly, and the
second for larceny. It is alleged that he
stele a piece of muslin from Mrs. Sarah
Yeung, of Middle street, and he was com
mitted in default of bail for a hearing be
fore Alderman Dennelly of the Seventh
UgliUns the City.
The lamp committee of city councils last
evening opened proposals for furnishing
gas for the city lull, station-house, etc."
and for the street gas lamps, and for lamps
and pests. The bid of the Lancaster gas
light and fuel company (uew company) is
$1.10 per thousand cubic feet for gas ucd
in the city buildings, and the sanie com
pany offers te furnish gas for the street
lamps at 18 per pest. Lamps and pests
similar te these new in use this company
proposes te furnish at $20 each. A separ
ate bid for extinguishing the lamps is 82
per lamp per year.
The Lancaster gas company (old com
pany) proposes te supply gas for the city
buildings at $1.03pcrthousand,street lamp's
at $15.85 per lamp, and pests and lantarus
at $16. The cost, of extinguishing net te
exceed 1300 per annum.
The Pennsylvania Glebe gaslight com
pany of Philadelphia efTers te light, clean,
repair and extinguished all the oil (gaso
line) lamps in the city at $24 each, the com
pany agreeing te furuish and put in all
needed pests, without extra charge which,
hewev er remain the property of the com
pany unless purchased by the city.
The United States lighting company, of
New Yerk, eilers te light, repair and ex
tinguish the gasoline lamps at $22.70 each,
this piopes.il, however, net providing for
the furnishing or putting in of the pests.
The bids will this evening be referreil te
councils for action, and the contracts will
probably be awarded respectively te the
Lancaster gas (old) company, and the
Pennsylvania Glebe gaslight company,
their bids being the lowest. The contracts
aie at picsent held by the "new" gas
company and the Glebe ceuipiny.
A "slipper Thicr Who Traveled en Ills Mus
cle. H.irrlsburg I'.itiiet.
The Patriot jesteiday meiniug stated
that a thief who had stolen two horses and
a buggy from Mr. Petter Thompson, of
Mexico, Juniata county, en Sunday night,
had breakfasted the heises iu this eity ycs
teiday morning and taken the read for
Middletown. Detectives Andersen and
Reat received a telegram sheitly after the
thief had left this city describing him.
They at once procured a buggy and staitcd
in puisuit. They received information
that the thief had gene iu the
direction of llummelstewn aud did
net discover that they had
been put en the wieng trail until
they had traveled a long distuiuc. Alter
diiving nearly thiity miles they relumed
te llummelstewn, where the horse gavr
out. Fiem lliiminclstewn the detectives
scut Constable Hoe.er, and 'mother in. in
ever tevv.uds Lancaster county. Thev
oveiteok and captured the thief near
Spi ingville, Lancaster county. The thief
begged his eanteis net te bind him, as he
had many friends in Eliabethtewn, and
they complied with his request. Consta
ble Iioeergot into the wagon with the
piisencr. while the ether man drove en
ahead. Befeie they had gene very far Con
stable Boeei left the wagon in a staitingly
abiupt manner. He had been hit behind
the car by the thief and knocked clear out
into the the read. When he recovered suf
ficiently te take his bearings, he saw his
late prisoner driving at a rapid rate in an
opposite direction from that in which they
had been going. The thief, however, did
net enjoy his libcity any gieat length el
time for before very long he was.
recaptured by a constable from Eliai Eliai
bethtewn and an assistant. His new
capteis took him out el the wagon and
taking position en cither side of him
marched him tewaid Eluabcthtewn Sue' 5
denly for the second time the thief gave"
a feicible example of his pugilistic dexter
ity, and with two rapid blows knocked
both men down and biiskly took his de
paituic. I lis. capteis, as seen a-, they
could iccevei their Lqiiibbiiuiu, banged
away with their pistols, followed and
sheitly recaptured him. This time they
succeeded iu getting the tioublcsemu cus
tomer into the rail lead station at Eli..i Eli..i
bcthtewn. Leaving his companion en
guai d the constable staited out te send a
telegram announcing the capture te Har
lisburg. The thief of cemsu did net
let such a fine oppeitunity slip. With
great piemntitude he knocked his captor
down and fled. This time he made geed
his escape, for nothing has been heaul of
him since. The constable fiem Eliabtth Eliabtth
tewn hi ought the stolen horses anil wagon
te Han isbui g last night.
Mis. Zach Heidelbaugh, of Spiing Gar
den township, Yeik county, who made an
attempt te end her life by strangulation en
Saturday, but was detected in time te save
her life, tried it again yesterday morning,
in a mere desperate manner. About nine
o'clock, having secured a butcher knife,
she passed fiem the house, through the
yard te the rear of the weed-shed, her
husband following her. As seen as she
discovered his presence she drew the knife
across her threat, indicting a lien ible gash
and entirely sevciing the windpipe. As
her husband sprang fei ward te ai rest her
intentions she hastily attempted te repeat
thr cut, but failed. She will die.
This morning about 9 o'clock as a horse
attached te a market wagon belonging te
Jacob Themas, of Conestoga township,
was standing hitched in front of Jehn
May's store, Seuth Queen street, the horse
broke the bi idle-bit, and becoming fright
ened ran upon the pavement and almost
into Mr. May's store ; then, making a cir
cuit around thu hitching pest, upset the
wagon and alter running a few reds with
it, get loose from it and ran ncaily te
Centre Square, where it was caught. The
horse was net injured, but the harness
was tern, the single-tree and brake of the
wagon were bieken and the top of the
wagon a geed deal tein.
A Rag Peddler's Story.
This morning a rag peddler, who sells
rags te Jehn A. Shober, paper manufac
turer, went te Shehcr's hotel, en Xerth
Queen street, with a lead of rags. He
told the folks at the hotel that he was met
en the toad, while in the ceuntiy yester
day, by a paity of tramps, who knocked
him down aud stele $5 fiem his pockets.
Aftei stealing the money the thieves lied,
and the peddler tiied te persuade several
farmers te go with him iu pursuit of them.
The fai mers refused te go, and the peddler
then came te town. The man has an
ugly cut en the head which he says he
received from the tramps.
The 9th Pennsylvania Veteran Volun
teer Cavalry will held their eleventh an
nual reunion in Harrisburg te morrow.
The attendance from this city and county
is expected te be large. The mcnibcis
will leave here in the 11:05 train.
Last night five new locomotives attached
te a freight train were taken West through
this city ever the Pennsylvania railroad.
Three of them weie for the Denver and
Rie Grande railroad aud two for the