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Lancaster daily inteixigencer. Saturday, acgust h, isse.
SATURDAY BVENINO. AUG. 14, I860.
We believe that there has been an en
campment or review, or something of
that kind in the vicinity of Philadelphia,
of the se-called National Guard of Penn
sylvania, under the command of General
Hartranft. We believe that it was net
a very imposing assemblage in numbers.
Seme newspaper complains of Lancaster
county that it had but one small com
pany present. We hear the complaint
calmly. We are net sure that we de net
hear it with satisfaction. On mature
consideration we think it likely that we
will come te the conclusion that is a high
compliment te the geed sense of our citi
zens that they de net care te go a'sol a'sel
diering in the " National Guard." The
state militia of Pennsylvania has never
been a very imposing body by whatever
name it has been called. National
Guard is a mere high sounding title than
the simple one of militia, which was
born by our forefathers when they car
ried broom-sticks for arms en their an
nual parade in which they were called
out te be counted and when they were
supposed te be drilled and instructed in-
military art. There has always been a
great deal of supposition about our state
forces. The most elegant scheme en
paper never produced the troops. And
the fact is that the citizen of the stale
won't turn himelf into a holiday soldier
te suit the notion of the gentlemen of
the one military idea, who are convinced
that the salvation of the state depends
upon the organization of its people into
bodies of soldiery. The common sense
of the citizen tells him otherwise, and
liis exiwrience sustains his sense. Why,
he asks himself, does Pennsylvania need
.soldiers V She has passed te the nation
al government all concerns with for
eign nations. Fer insurrections within
our own borders the law supplies the
authority of the sheriff and the ielice.
There only remains the contingency of a
dispute with thu national government
te .summon the people of the slate
te arms in defence of their rights.
Such a contingency is net contemplated,
by men of the military idea and is net
feared by ethers. Against its possibility
we may well say that sufficient unto the
day be the evil thereof. While the
United Slates lias se small a standing
army it is net needful for the states te
provide an armed force against a possible
national aggression against their sover
eignty. The real use the state has for soldiers
is te supply them te the national govern
ment in time of war. Hut this
is the concern of the nation and
there is no geed reason why the stale
should shoulder the expense of preparing
soldiers for national use. Ner is the na
tion likely te need a great army en short
notice. Xe foreign enemyable te cejhj
with us, is uihmi the continent, and no
body wants te contemplate the iiessibili
tv of another domestic rcliellien. The
stale troops in fact lx'coine mere police
men te be abused, as they were a year or
two age, in the railroad riots.
Called out by the railroad com
pany's president, they were thrust
into a service which no citizen would
even voluntarily enter, and which there
fore, a volunteer soldiery is net fitted te
perferin. Dees the record of the Penn
sylvania troops in that emergency invite
the people of Pennsylvania te enter the
' National Guard ?" Will they willing
ly incur the danger of lieing ordered out
by a railroad president te reduce te sub
jection their unjustly heated fellow citi
zens V There is no occasion for any sur
prise that the men of Lancaster county
de net affect the ' National Guard."
What the Iw Forbids.
The district attorney has nearly two
hundred indictments en the trial list at
the August sessions. We would that
the fulness of the number indicated the
efficiency of the committing magistrates
as clearly as it manifests their industry.
It is safe lessnme that the large major
ity of the cases are improperly returned,
and that the only geed they subserve is
te mala: fees for the officers who handle
them. Notwithstanding all the criti
cism that has been expended upon the
magistrates and the district attorney
concerning the unnecessary multiplica"
lien of complaints and indictments there
is no diminution of the evil. Thu busi
ness is tee profitable lobe readily abated.
The district attorney does net seem te be
disposed te drop any ossible fees that
the law allows him, and is net seemingly
any tee careful te construe the law
against himself. We observe, for in
stance, that fifteen separate indict
ments have been prepared against as
many persons for " inciting te riot,"
and eleven against as many ethers
for "violating fish laws." Whereas
the laws seems te plainly forbid the
making of mere than one indictment en
Section (5 of the Act of March
31, 1800, provides that: "In all cases
where two or mere persons have com
mitted an indictable offence, the names
of all concerned shall be contained in one
bill of indictment." In the cases we speak
of the eleven men in the one and the (if
teen in the ether were, we believe,engaged
at the same time and place in the alleged
violation of the law, and therefore there
was but the one indictable offence in
each case for which the law provides that
there shall be but one bill of indictment.
The attention of the court is respectfully
called te this matter in the fend hope
that it may find itself clothed with au
thority te correct it. We have se often
been mistaken in supposing the judges
te have authority which they thought
they did net have, and te be without
that which they conceived that they pos
sessed, that wc are net sanguine that we
have rightly judged their power of cor
rection in this case; but we are net dis
posed te have them fail te correct the
wrong through an emission te invite
their attention te it.
Republicans may say or think what
they will of Gen. Chalmers. Their
thoughts or speech will net make one
hair of his head white or black, but
they ought all te read his presentation of
the Southern case, which we present to
day, for its own sake. It is as forcible
and finished a piece of political oratory
as this campaign has yet produced and it
loses nothing in vigor because of the
pathos and beauty of its diction.
A Custom Heuse clerk in New Yerk,
who gets $100 a month, has received no
tice from Edward McPherson's com
mittee, that Edward McPherson's com
mittee "is organized for protection of
the interests of the Republican party in
each of the Congressional districts of the
Union." In order that Edward Mc
Pherson's committee may " prepare,
print and circulate suitable documents
illustrating the issues which distinguish
the Republican party from every ether,"
and may meet all proper expenses inci
dent te the campaign, Edward McPher
son's committee " feels authorized te ap
ply te all citizens whose interests or prin
ciples are involved in the struggle ;" and
" under the peculiar circumstances in
which the country finds itself placed,"
this tide waiter is asked te make a "volun
tary" contribution of net less than $75 te
enable Edward McPherson's committee
te inform the community wherein the Re
publican party is distinguished from
every ether. The black-mailed Custom
Heuser seems te think that the best way
te perform that service is te publish the
letter, showing that in raising a corrup
tion fund by abuse of the civil service,
the Republican party is distinguished
high above any ether that has ever rose
or reigned or fell in this republic.
The Rellefente Watchman gives some
very sensible advice te the Democrats
who are inclined te let their enthusiasm
run away with all their energies and in
their hurrahing forget the mere essential
work ei organization for victory. Under
the election laws of Pennsylvania,
framed te prevent irregular and illegal
voting, certain prerequisites are neces
sary te a legal vote and he who attends
te these faithfully and promptly renders
much mere efficient service te the party
than these who get up clubs, meetings or
poles. Fer example, plenty of voters
who would "turn out" night after night
will never think of looking at thu asses-
sor'sbeok te sec if their namt sure propel ly
registered and the loudest shouter at the
meeting will utterly ignore his payment
of state or county tax, and trust te the
"committee" te save him from disfran
chisement. Enthusiasm is a geed thing.
Wc have it and wc are glad of it. 15ut
we want solid work and that work just
new consists in looking after the regis
of every Democratic voter, n tins is
net done by Sept. 2 it cannot be done at
all. .and he who does it for himself can
only be certain that it is done for him
Attend te the registry, Democrats !
Iiisuei IlAitms, who has visited nearly
all the missions in the world, says that
Mexico has the hardest of all.
The Sacramento people arc forever pek
ing fun at the legislators. A saloon keeper
near the capitol recently placed a box of
live snakes in his window, above . which
hung the reassuring placard : " Don't be
uneasy, gentlemen. These are real .snakes."
Hkniiy Waud Bkbciiku'h Christian
Union thinks free trade is a Christian duty
since neither nations nor individuals have
a right te grew rich at the expense of
ethers, aud'will net prellt by it event
The New Yerk Independent confesses
that it has"had confidence in Lee XIII from
the beginning ; we have confidence in him
still. Frem the hour of his coronation he
manifested a liberal spirit, and what is of
supreme importance, has shown himself te
be possessed of a geed endowment of com
Moeov and Saukcy have net yet selected
the place where they will open (in October
next) their next scries of meetings. They
have received a large number ofinvitatieiis.
Ainoiig-thcse the most pressing ones come,
from Washington, the Seuth, California,
and England. The invitations from Wash,
ingten was from fifty churches.
Til eke arc 825 Yeung Men's Christian
Associations in North America, 285 in
Great Britain and Ireland, 65 in France,
.13 in Belgium, 293 in Germany, 40G in Hol Hel
land, 204 in Switzerland, 71) in Sweden, C
in Italy, 8 in Spain. 1 in Austria, 13 in
Australia, 2 in India, A in Syria, 3 in Seuth
Africa, 2 in Japan, and 1 each in Mada
gascar and the Sandwich Islands.
This is a psychological problem that
bothers many a boy : " Father, did you
used te lie when you were a boy?" " Ne,
my son," said the paternal, who evidently
did net recall the past with any distinct
ness. "Ner mother, either?" persisted
the young lawyer, "Ne; but why?"
"Oh ! because I don't sec hew two people
who never told a lie could have a boy that'
tell as many as I de."
A iievieweu in Applcterfs Journal con
trasts the late Rev. Dr. Bushncll and Rev.
Dr. W. A. Muhlenberg, and finds a sharp
contrast ou nearly every point of tempera
ment and destiny between the most emi
nent practical philanthropist that the
Episcopal communion has nurtured and
the bold and turbulent New England theo
logian who had doubts, d inferences and
questions that never disturbed the serene
temper and settled convictions of the gen
TnE population of our whole country
may new be set down as 45,000 000. The
church edifices are estimated te be suffi
cient te scat 25,000,000 ; but en an aver-
age Sunday probably less than 15,000,000
are found in these places of worship. Al
lowing 12,000,000 te be detained at their
homes, we yet have 18,000,000, or mere
than ene-third of the nation, and these of
sufficient age and ability, who de net hab
itually meet for worship, but likely devote
themselves te something quite alien from
The editor of the Christian Recorder
who is a colored man, complains of the
"industrial ostracism" against his race,
North, Seuth, East and West mere in the
North than in the Seuth. As Fred Doug
lass used te say the negre lad can mere
easily get into a lawyer's office than a car
penter shop. A Republican religious edi
tor admite that the "Solid North" cherishes
deep prejudice against the colored man and
says : "We de net sec colored conductors
en the horse cars nor colored saleswomen
in our stores. Colored carpenters, colored
printers, colored factory girls are hardly te
be found, and chiefly, we presume, because
they would net be welcomed by their asso
ciates. Colored men arc, therefore, deemed
te be waiters, or barbers, or whitewashes;
and colored women te be laundresses or
Ax Episcopal clergyman is in the habit
of saying after each answer from the chil
deen, "Very goed: capital ; very well."
One afternoon he asked : " What will be
said of the righteous at the last day'.'" And
the children answered, as with one voice :
Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit
the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world." And the geed
curate said : " Very geed ; capital ; very
well." And then he asked the children
what would be said te the wicked ? And
the children again, as with one voice, an
swered: "Depart from me, ye cursed,
into evci lasting lire, prepared for the devil
and his angels." And the curate said :
" Very geed ; capital ; very well."
Jriien Bi.ack has said : " I don't knew
any one who has properly appreciated the
parables of Jesus. I don't believe that the
man ever lived who could have written
any one of them, even the least of them.
They are unlike anything in literature or
philosophy in their spirit, purpose and
character. If they were all that Jesus had
left us, they would be conclusive proofs of
his divinity." Judge Black then went en
te say that he had asked a lady friend te
lend him some hooks for Sunday reading,
and, among ethers, she had sent him a vol
ume entitled "Alene with Jesus." "And,"
said he, "the title repelled me for two
reasons : first, it is a piece of spontaneous
egotism for any man te assume that he is
of se much consequence in the universe that
Christ would shut out all the rest of
the world and attend te him ; and
second, I knew a hank cashier who stele
everything he could lay his hands en, and
then ran away in the night. He left be
hind him a diary full of the most pious
ejaculations, and the last entry he made in
it was this: 'Spent an hour of sweet com
munion alone with Jesus.' This remem
brance spoiled thu book for me, and se I
have net read it."
Ex. United Stales Senater Themas M.
Nouweon will enter the opcn-fer-all race
for governor in Georgia.
The Ithaca . Ien mat mentions among the
possibilities the early resignation of Min
ister Akih'KW D. White as president of
Dan Rite has already retired from the
religious field, and is fitting up a flouting
circus for the Mississinpi river and its trib
utaries. Ou the day the Cincinnati convention
nominated Hancock, Mrs. Makcaket
Pr.it it v, of New Orleans, gave birth te
triplets, two boys and a girl who have
been named Hancock, English and Amer
ica. The discussion as te whether the Repub
lican candidate for vice president was born
in America or Ireland, though started only
two days age,has already de veleved the fact
that the family name is .McAktiii'K
When he began te dress his hair like Conk Cenk
ling he diej ped the Me. And the Mcs
will drop him.
The St. Leuis Republican approves it suul
says : "(Jen. Hancock says he will make
no speeches during the campaign, but will
remain ou Governer's Island all the sum
mer and fall. The wisdom of this course
is apparent. In the first place as long as
General Hancock commands a military de
partment of the government it will be
eminently proper for him te attend faith
fully te his ellieial duties. In the second
place, no presidential candidate, te use the
words of the Springfield Republican,
which is supporting Oarlield, ever went
about the country exhibiting himself with
out losing by it, and Gen Hancock will
net fellow Mr. Garfield's foolish example."
The Austrian born artist who has made
Purl: famous, Je.sicru IvErri.Kit, is a man
in the very prime of life. He has black
hair in profusion, a heavy black mustache,
a square, handsome, open face and full
eyes, like a woman. He wears a slouch
hat, dresses always in black, carries some
times a portfolio, and is always thinking
generally of something pleasant. The
ideas displayed in his cartoons arc some
times his own and sometimes suggested.
lie draws a crayon ou stone, elaborates the
minutest details, and aims always te make
the likenesses striking and correct. The
artistic qualities of his work are breadth
and compactness, and his portraits are
better than the photographs of their origi
nals. The Hayes family is en the verge of a
law suit. When Mrs. Hayes determined te
have a set of china for the white house
she was particularly anxious the s?t should
have something national about it. Ac
cordingly she entrusted Theodere R. Davis,
one of the artists of Harper Brethers, with
the work of painting the costly ware. The
fish, fowl and vegetables, which are pecu
liar te the Aincric.au continent, were te be
painted upon appropriate dishes. This
was done, and with much satisfaction te
the occupants of the white house. But
net as regards the bill for said artistic
werkmenship. The Hayes people thought
Mr. Davis and his brother artists in France
who gave their time and skill te the task,
were doing se with only the desire of re
compense in the thought of having dene
something patriotic or, en the part of the
French artists, complimentary. Hcnce a
misunderstanding and a dispute that is
new in the direct line of a lawsuit.
Our esteemed Republican contemporary
the New Yerk Times, docs net seem te
have much esteem for our once esteemed
fellow citizen, Edward McPheksen. It
is moved te say about him and his work :
" We observe that some of our Republican
contemporaries are complaining of the ap
pearance of idiocy in the management of
the congressional committee as dhectedby
Mr. Edward McPherson. In the course of
a somewhat checkered career, Mr. Mc Mc
Phcrsen has, at several times, been con
nected with alleged Republican newspa
pers, and as secretary of the congressional
committee Mr. McPhcrsen seems disposed
te cany te the journalistic market with
which he is most familiar, documents
which are property of the party, if net of
the pcople at large. His latest partner in
this business seems te be Mr. Jeseph
Nimmo, jr., chief of the bureau of statis
tics, who generously places -the resources
of the clerical force under bis orders at
the disposal of Mr. McPherson. It is te
be presumed that the secretary of the con
gressional committee gets liberally paid
for the 'exclusive ' use of such wares, and
as he, of course, turns in the money te
the Republican campaign fund, the neces
sity of giving liberal contributions te the
congressional committee is thereby pro
portionately lessened. That considera
tion may serve te console our dissatisfied
contemporaries who de net enjoy the ac
quaintance of Mr. McPherson."
rKIULS OF TKAVtX.
Danger ea the Rail.
A smash-up yesterday occurred en the
Northern Central railroad, near Millers
burg. Five freight cars were wrcckedjbut
no one was injured.
At neon yesterday the second section of
a fast passenger train coming east en the
Pennsylvania railroad, ran off the track
while rounding a curve within a short dis
tance of Duucaunen. The engine and two
cars were turned completely around and
the trucks under these were badly dam
aged, but fortunately the box portion of
the cars resisted the shock and no person
was hurt. The accident was caused by
the breaking of the flange of a wheel.
By the explosion and sinking of the
steamboat Bennie Lee en Monday, in ad
dition te the casualties already reported,
six roustabouts and one cabin boy were
Twe extra freight trains collided one
mile cast of Coepcrstown Junction en the
Susquehanna division of the Delaware and
Hudsen canal company's railroad. Paul
Simpsen, fireman en one of the engines,
was instantly killed. Jehn Reilly, fireman
en the ether locomotive was fatally injured.
One of the engineers named Learned, was
injured by jumping from his engine. The
engineer en the ether train escaped unhurt.
A brakeman named Mullen received inter
nal injuries. Seventy-five freight cars
were demolished and the freight strewn en
the ground in all directions.
The coroner's jury at May's Landing,
after hearing a number of witnesses, re
turned a verdict that, in their opinion, the
collision which caused the death of James
Sweeney was accidental. The Jcorencr of
Camden began an inquest en the bodies of
Mrs. and Miss Wright, who died in tnat
city. The inquest en the bodies of these
who died in Philadelphia will be held en
Michael Delan, an employee of the Phila
delphia and Reading railroad, was en a ca
boose attached te a train which was being
shifted at Pert Richmond, and in putting
down brakes the brake chain snapped and
Delan was thrown te the track and a por
tion of the car passed ever him, inflicting
The regular night freight train ever the
New England read ran into an extra
peach train of empty cars which was taking
water at North Wiudnam and was en tnc
line of the regular train. The engineer of
the regular tram, Frank Way, was killed.
A number of cars were wrecked.
The train from Flushing, L. I., te
Whitcstene, when near the latter station.
struck Charles Albrccht, a saddler, of Cel
lege Point, who was walking en the track.
His injuries are probably fatal.
A little daughter of Washington Davis,
of Norristown, was fatally scalded by falling
into a tub of boiling water.
Jehn Wcidman, a Lackawanna county
farmer aged 78, while crossing the railroad
at Hyde Park with a lead of farm produce,
was struck by a train and terribly cut.
Preparatory te going te Chicago Tan-
crcd cemmandcry of Knights lemplar,
rittsiuirgn nas eccn presented witn a
splendid geld banner costing $500.
Judge Rockefeller has appointed cx-
.luugc Jjinn, uambleand uentlcy as dis
tributing committee of the fund sent te the
suffering peer of Milten.
Professer Marien Thrasher, recently
principal of Carvier seminary. Clarien
county, and a son of Hen. W. II. 31.
Thrasher, a leading Republican of Indiana,
has taken the tump for Hancock and Eng
lish. The third Sabbath of August ( 15th )
has been selected by the railroad men's
Christian association of Mauch Chunk, Pa.,
for the second observance of a day of
prayer for the railroad men or the Lehigh
While Henry Kilpatrick, a Philadelphia
merchant, steed for a moment at a New
Yerk ferry heuse last evening, his five-year-old
boy get away from him and until
midnight the police worked f ineffectually
te find the supposed abductors.
Geerge B. Streuch, formerly of Polts Pelts
villc, late prominently connected with
the James Riving mining and ! steel com
pany, at Lynchburg, Virginia, as consult
ing engineer, has died there, aged 37 years,
of consumption, after an illness of several
In Williamsport last evening Luppcrt's
large furniture factory, a jack mill and a
brick dwelling heuse, together with a
large ameut of lumber were destroyed by
fire. The fire originated in the cngine
room. Less about $50,000. Insurance
Philadehmiahas the largest number of
churches et the large cities in the United
States 134 ; New "i erk comes next with
354, Brooklyn fellows with 240, and all
ether cities have less than 200 each. Bos Bes Bos
eon has ene church te 1,450 inhabitants,
New Yerk one 3,0UV, ttuHale one te 1,075,
Cleveland one te 1,450, Cincinnati ene te
1,000, Providcnce has ene te 1,300.
In Pittsburgh Alex. Morgan, of color
and aged 45, with a young white wife,
caught her and a yellow paramour as they
were about te elope. He missed him with
the razor but get the Lothario sent te the
work house. Carrie Andersen was the
maiden name of the young white woman.
She married the negre nine months age.
She comes of ceed family, is well educated
and very pretty.
The Bloody Benders.
S. A. James, of Sigeurncy, gives the in
formation en' the authority of an eye
witness, who is also a responsible man,
that the notorious Bender family, four in
number, were captured seen after the dis
covery of the murder of Colonel Yerk.
The eyc-witness says that the four were
steed up in a row, facing nine riflemen, and
were told their fate ; that Kate was plucky
te the last and called upon the captors te
"sheet and be damned," and that the
four bodies were buried at the corner of
the four counties of Labette, Wilsen,
Neosho and Montgomery.
A Leng Bide.
Elswerth Black, a lad of sixteen has
reached Pctrelia having traveled the en
tire distance from Fert Werth,
Texas, en a Tcxau pony. He left Fert
Werth May 10th, and has traveled steadily
but leisurely since that time, except three
weeks, when he was detained by sickness,
fording streams where there was tell te
pay, foraging for sustenance, and at times
using the bread canopy of the heavens for
Fast Trotters at Bechester.
At Rochester yesterday Wedgwood wen
the 12:23 purse in 2:19 ; Mattie Hunter
beat Lucy three out of five in the free for
all. It was thought Lucy might have wen
the fifth heat, but for a collision with Sor Ser
rel Dan and Rowdy Bey, due te the jock
eying. Third race 2:25 class fera purse
of $1,500, wen by Hattie Woodward. To
day St. Julien and Maud B. will be shipped
te Springfield. Mass where they will trot
in the free-for-all and .2:19 "races, unters
special arrangements arc made otherwise.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Considerable quantities of ice arc being
shipped from Norwegian ports for the
Sargcant & Ham, carriage makers in
Bosten, lest $12,000 by fire yesterday. A
fire in Summer street silk stores wrought
The physicians have stepped keeping a
record of Tanner. The doctor took break
fast yesterday in a rcstauarant, and re
ceived a present of a mammoth turtle
The llagcrstewu division of the Shenan
deah Valley railroad, running from Ha Ha
gcrstewn te Sheppardstewn, was com
pleted yesterday. The first train which
passed ever the traek contained a large
through excursion party from Harrisburg,
Fa., te Charlcstewn, W . a.
A general escape of state prisoners re
cently occurred .at Laredo, Texas. Twe
prisoners swam across the Kie t.rande te
New Laredo, Mcxiee : two were drowned,
and the remainder were prevented from
crossing by United btatcs troops. Ihe
fugitives have had protection from horse
thieves with the cognizance of the Mexican
Kvenls Acres the Ceunty-Llucs.
The state capital has 1,(500 Odd Fel
lows. A company of Harrisburg tennis players
have gene te Johnsten for a match
Emma, a young daughter, aged 22
months, of Mr. Jonas Gish, residing in
Harrisburg, while the mother was tempo
rarily absent, fell into a tub of water. She
was taken out and resuscitated by a phy
sician, but in four hours after the occur
rence, the child died.
James Pasee Avas arrested in Allentown
yesterday and committed ou a charge of
swindling by representing himself as a
canvassing agent for different newspapers.
He has been operating in Easten, Lancas
ter and ether cities.
The second annual exhibition of The
Yerk County Horticultural and Industrial
association, will be held in the Yerk ber.,
market building, corner of Duke and
Princess streets, Yerk, Pa., en Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sep
tember 15, 10, 17, IS, 1880, and will be
open day and evening.
The opening of the Hancock wigwam at
Middlctewn announced for te-night has
been postponed until Saturday evening 21tt
inst., en account of the tent net being
ready. On Saturday evening next the
wigwam will be opened in grand style
and a number of addresses may be expect
ed. A committee of arrangements, representa
tives of each company in the Harrisburg
fire department have in charge the matter
of giving a grand open air concert for the
benefit of Jehn Hoke, a disabled member
of the Hepe lire company, who sustained
serious injuries at a late lire.
The Hancock and English
First ward, Yerk, held a
night te receive and fling te
club of the
the breeze a
handsome flag presented te the club by its
president, E. I). Zicglcr, esq., nominee for
district attorney. Mere than two thou
sand void's lent their presence te the pro pre
cession and the aid of their lung power
te the immense applause which was accord
ed te the stecchcs made by Jehn Black
ford, N. M. Wanner, Jehn W. Bittinger,
esq., and Hen. Jehn Wicst, who addressed
the meeting in the German language.
The infant child of Jehn E. Bechtel, of
Colcbreokdalo tewnsip, Berks county,
which was just three weeks old, is a boy
and his entire length is ten inches. His
wrists are about the si.e of a man's little
finger, while his head is the size of a medi
um sized peach. He is healthy, but has
net yet made any sound.
Eighteen acres of wheat had been left
standing in shocks ou the farm of Town
send W. Evans, near the Buck, Chester
county, en account of some dispute
with the tenant, Charles Showalter. This
week the tenant put in an appearance and
threshed the wheat out in the tield, hut it
was badly spoiled, and 230 bushels of
wheat were lest by "spite work."
IT. S. Army Kecrultlng at llai risburjj.
Recruiting for the regular army is being
prosecuted with vigor at Harrisburg but
recruits are difficult te get, owing te the
prosperous times and the business boom.
Theso who arc taken arc generally first
class, and Pennsylvania recruits as a gen
eral thing are much better than the.se from
airy ether state. Since the ellicc was
opened in February, 1877, ever 500 re
cruits have been taken, mostly from
Dauphin, Lancaster and surrounding
counties. They are generally of the farm
ing classes and make the best soldiers, be
cause when once drilled in a duty they
obey it implicitly and fearlessly. Alter
enlisting a recruit is kept in Harrisburg a
week or two, and during the time is al
lowed full freedom. His duty consists of
half an hour's drill in marching each day
under the training of Sergeant Hutchisen.
Frem Harrisburg he is scut te the mili
tary school at Davis' island, in New Yerk
harbor, where he has a mouth of instruc
tion under competent drill masters. Then
in squads of from twenly-fivc te one hun
dred they arc sent te fill vacant places in
regiments stationed in different parts of
the country. The. pay is eighteen dollars
per month, with clothing money added,
for the first and second years, nineteen
dollars per month for the third year,
twenty dollars per month for the fourth
year and twenty-ene dollars per mouth for
the fifth year, of course, beard, lodging,
medical attcudance and transportation be
The United Brethren campmceting in
Ebcrly's weeds, between Clay and Dur
lach, Lancaster county, will open en next
Thursday, and continue until lhefollewiiig
Thursday evening. Between thirty and
forty tents will be erected. It is under
the charge of Rev. A. Gclbach, of Leba
non, presiding elder of the Rending dis
trict. Quite a number of ministers from
abroad are expected te be present.
The campmceting of the colored iceple
isstill going en in Shcuk's weeds at Mil-
lersvillc. The attendance will be large to
morrow. A correspondent at the Millcrsvillccamp
writes us: "There was quite a geed turn
ou at the Millcrsvillc campmceting yester
day. In the afternoon Rev. J. II. Eobcr Eebcr Eobcr
sen preached te the children an excellent
sermon ; text, Ephcsians vi: 1. Iu the
evening quite a large number gathered te
hear the last sermon from Rev. J. J I.
Robcrsen, as he purposed going home in
the morning. The reverend gentleman
spoke from 1st Timethy i : 15. The ser
mon was listened te with marked atten
tion, and the effort was a geed one. The
preacher in charge is expecting the Rev.
Jehn W. Norris, from Seuth Chester, and
Rev. Nathan Stubbs, from Carlisle, to
morrow. The camp will close te-morrow
evening with a march around the ground
after preaching. A large number of col
ored pcople are expected te join in the
march, and the air will be made melodious
with songs of praises."
Bishop Vail, of Kansas, is expected te
preach in St. Jehn's Free church to-mer-morningatthe
usual hour. Prof. Dillcr
will preside at the organ.
What the Doctors Say About It.
In consequence of the prevailing excite
ment in this community relative te mad
dogs and hydrophobia, a reporter of the
Intelligence!: took occasion te interview
several members of the medical profession,
an outline of whose replies will be found
A Rare Occurrence.
Dr. Henry Carpenter says cases of hy
drophobia are se rare that a physician may
practice a life time without having a case
come under his actual observation. If
cases were of mere frequent occurrence, se
that the phenomena attending them could
be studied from their incipicney te their
full development, it is probable that the
cause might be discovered, a remedy found
and the disease brought under control, as
lias been the case, iu a sireat measure with
leck-iaw. and some ether kindred ills. Ne
poison has ever been discovered iu the sali
va of a deg either Spitz or any ether
breed and a deg bite, per c is no inore
dangerous than any ether wound of equal
extent. The doctor says he has lwen bit
ten twenty perhaps fifty times by dogs
of all sorts and sizes, with no ether effect
than a temporary sere such as might be
made with a knife-cut or a larccratien.
Ne liable Kxiftt.
Dr. William Blaekwoed who has seen
several eases iu the Philadelphia hospitals
gives it as his opinion that there is no such
disease as hydrophobia. There are remark
able nervous manifestations for which
scientific research has net as yet been able
te give a reason. These manifestations are
perhaps largely due te disordered imagina
tion, and persons of high nervous suscepti
bility arc much mere likely te be fatally
affected than mere phlegmatic people.
Functional Net Organic
Dr. B. F. W. Urban says the disease, if
it be a disease, is functional net organic.
Pest mortem examination has failed te
find the cause of the phenomena. Occa
sionally there is slight congestion of the
brain, but se is there often where death
has resulted from ether diseases. Gener
ally all the organs arc found in healthy
condition, the microscope failing te reveal
the slightest trace el poison or ether dis
turbing clement. An examination of the
saliva of rabid or healthy dogs fails te show
the slightest trace of poison and animals
inneculatcd with the saliva, of a rabid deg
de net themselves become rabid. With
the virus of rattlesnakes, tarantulas, or
poisonous reptiles or insects, the poison
can be discovered iu the reptile itself and
its effect can be readily seen after death in
the organism of the person or animal bit
ten ; but in eases of hydrophobia there is
absolutely nothing that can be found cither
before or after death te explain the nerv
ous paroxysms with which the subject is
affected. There is doubtless some cause
for the high nervous excitability of the pa
tient, but science, thus far, has failed te
-Enllepsy -Mistaken for Hydrophobia.
Dr. II. E. Wcsthaelfer, who has given
hydrophobia a geed deal of attention and
made it the subject of his graduating
thesis, is of opinion that there are com
paratively few well authenticated cases of
rabies, and that most of the dogs supposed
te be mad arc merely affected with epi
lepsy of a mere or less aggravated tyic.
There arc, however, some undoubted
cases, and for these he believes there is nt)
known cure. He has no faith in the
" mad stone " nor Stoey's remedy. The
origin of the disease has net been discov
ered, but he believes there is a subtle poison
in the saliva of the rabid animal, that only
dcvelepsand passes through the system
under certain conditions a high nervous
susceptibility favoring its development.
Imagination and dread of the disease are
sutmosedte hasten, if net te produce it.
If he were bitten by a vicious deg he
would suck the wound or have it sucked,
and if he were bitten by a deg showing any
signs of rabies he would have the wound
cauterized, and thus kill the germ or de
stroy the poison, whatever it may be, that
develops the disease. If he had a patient
that he believed te be suffering from hy
drophobia he would pour the whiskey into
him the same as he would if he had been
bitten by a rattle-snake.
Dr. Compten's opinion was asked, but he
was net very communicative. He said the
faculty differed as te the nature and treat
ment of the disease, some write! s denying
that there was any such disease as hydro
phobia. In fact the doctors don't knew
natch about it net any mere than ether
Ilr iirccnoeu tlie Situation.
Dr. C. A. Greene has no doubt that the
saliva of the deg, the wolf, the cat and
ether animals contains a virus which, com
ing in contact with certain minute nerves
or ether organs of the body, possesses the
power of developing itself, until at last it
permeates the whole nervous system anil
ends in what is generally called hydropho
bia, lis operation is net unlike that of
scarletiua, measles, or small-pox. It is
well-known the smallest grain of these
poisons inoculated into the human system
will develop and reproduce themselves
until the whole body is covered with them.
They are sclf-propegating, as is trichina
and many ether diseases with which the
body is aflhctcd. In the diseases above
nam'jd the germ may be detected
under the microscope, while in
hydrophobia and tetanus it can
not. But, the fact that it cannot be
seen does net argue that it is net there.
The aroma of musk or the altar of roses
cannot be seen, but it exists and is siisecp siisecp
tible te the sense of smell for years after
the last particle of the substance has dis
appeared. Dr. Greene has no faith
in the efficiency of internal remedies, but
he believes lie has in his possession an ex
ternal remedy which if applied in time will
entirely extract the virus and render in in in
noxeous the bite of a rabid deg or ether
loillue a Specific.
Dr. R. M. Bolenius says that the
disease wccall hydrophobia is no doubt
caused by a virus iu the saliva of the deg.
This virus if net destroyed inoculates and
passes through the system, if the body is
in a suitable condition te receive it ami
eventually pie luces violent nervous parox
ysms and death. He regards iodine as a
specific, if it be immediately applied te
the wound. Incsystcmaoserbs iodine mere
rapidly than almost any ether .substance.
It has been shown that an application of
iodide of potassium te a wound en the hand
has passed through the system and been
detected en 'the tongue of the patient in
less than two minutes. The tincture
iodine may be applied, or it may be used
in connection with iodide of potassium.
In either form it will destroy the virus.
Dr. Bolenius regards the muzzling of dogs
as an unnecessary cruelty, and says dogs
arc no mere likely te be rabid in warm
than in cold weather.
The C'owhide Cure.
At a late meeting of the Lancaster
county medical society Dr. J. L. Atlcc re
lated the circumstances of a case of so se
called hydrophobia that happened forty
years age. A man had been bitten by a
deg in Strasburg, and net long afterwards
was taken te the ceuuty hospital. His
paroxysms were said te have been very
violent, and when the doctor was sent for
he found him tied hand and feet in a cart,
and under the charge of four strong men.
As seen as the doctor saw him he began
te loosen the ropes with which he was
tied, te the great consternation of the men
having the care of him, who ran away
from the cart, declaring that the man
would bite them. The doctor untied him
and found that he was net very violent.
Re took him into the hospital and had him
placed in a cell. Seme time afterwards
water was offered him and he shrank from
it and became violent. Satisfied that he
had net the hydrophobia, the doctor pro
cured a cowhide, entered the cell, gave
his patient aright geed thrashing, com
pletely cowed him, and in a day or two
sent him home well. It was net hvdre-
j phobia, but the fear of hydrophobia with
which the man was allcctcd.
Dr. Geerge R. Welchans says he never
saw a case of hydrophobia and knows
nothing about it. except as it is set forth
in tiie books. The theory of accepted
writers ou the disease is that dogs, cats,
foxes and some ether animals contract the
disease spontaneously and import it toether
animals by means of a virus in their saliva.
If there be a successful inrculatien of this
virus, hydrophobia fellows. There arc about
live chances out of six that persons bitteu
by a rabid animal will escape bcingsucccss
fully inoculated with the virus "and thus
escape the disease. He believes that
tetanus is often mistaken for hydrophobia.
A wound made in the hand or feet by a
nail or similar instrument is net unlike
that made by the teeth of a deg. Tetanus
may and often does result from cither.
The nervous iarexysins in tetanus and
hydrophobia are much alike, the most
marked difference being that iu the former
the nerves of respiration are most
severely attacked and in the latter the
nerves of the threat. The spasmodic con
traction of the organs of the threat pre
vent the patient from swallowing, and
hence the belief that he fears the water.
Dr. Welchans did net believe there were
many mad dogs in the country and thought
the uewspapeis were doing a great wrong
by publishing fiem day te day stories
about dogs that weie shot, "showing un
mistakable I'videuce of hydrophobia, "
when perhaps net a single person or paper
making the .statement has any conception
of what are the " iinmistakableeidences
TIIK KAST KM).
.Vciv llellaml Ctiiirvhlen'ti uni! Vicinity.
The recently erganised Hancock cam
paign club of New Helland held a large
meeting at their rooms in the Styer house
en Tuesday evening. President Levi II.
Bare was in the chair and Dr. Viiudt, acteil
as secretary pre tern, in the absence of
Secretary Townsley. Reports of the several
committees were heard and approved, and
a new committee, composed of Messrs. D.
Yuiidt, August llagey, Ed. Dillcr, Benj.
llanck and Jacksen Yundt was appointed
te poll the township and bring out every
voter te join the club. The committee en
uniform could net report as yet, but in all
probability a cap and cai; will lie adopted
as the equipment. The club numbers
nearly l.i(i members, and seem determined
te make themselves felt as a power for the
cause of our gallant standard bearers.
Diphtheria is very prevalent iu this It
cality. There are a number of children at
present a illicted with it. and within the
last week two have died the children of
Mr. Masen and G. W. Shealfer.
The train en the New Helland branch
was delayed several hours en Wednesday
night, caused by a wreck en the main line
of the Pennsylvania railroad.
The New Helland Lutheran Sunday
schegl spent a delightful day in Eby's
weeds, about two miles from town, en
Conductor Dcsen, of the New Helland
branch, has his annual vacation and went
te the i-easliere. .Mr. Jehn Levvery is con
ductor pre tern.
A large number of persons in this sec
tion arc attending the Brownstown camp
meeting. Every evening a large number
of teams bear worshippers te that xIace.
Mr. G. W. Smith, the well-known hard
ware merchant, is; "doing" Atlantic City
The Great Church Debt Extinguisher,
Edward Kimball, whose fame is wide
spread, will be at the IVquea Baptist
chinch, at Cains, en next Sunday, August
Martin .Myers, 15 years of age, living
with Mr. Jacob Myers, just late of New
Hellar.:!, met with a painful accident
which nearly had a serious termination.
In trying te take a cartridge from a single
barreled pistol it exploded, and the ball
entered his left breast, just below the nip
ple, and passing upwards ledged in his
shoulder. The ball was extracted after a
time when he was removed te his home in
Spring Greve, where he is doing finely.
The old Banger church, at Churchtewii,
is undergoing a course of repairs. The old
wall wilt stand but the structure will lie .
remodeled in handsome Gothic style. Te
help raise funds for this laudable object a
festival is new being held in DcIIavcn's
orchard. The new church when com
pleted will be one of the prettiest places of
worship in Lancaster county, and will rank
favorably with the eity edifices of the same
New Helland will be well represented iu
the coining Atlantic City excursion.
TheLeivci IJinl te the Frent Again.
Yesterday was the fifty-first anniversary
of the birth of Mr. Jehn A. Galbraith, one
of the best known citizens of Colcraine
township, who resides near Kirkwood.
His friends te the number of nearly a hun
dred met at his residence about 1 p. in. te
give him a testimonial of their high es
teem in the shape of a surprise party.
They came upon him uncxpcctcdlv and he
was deeply moved by the expression of
their goetl will. There was a handsome
supper spread in the spacious barn fleer,
a number of fine presents were bestowed
upon Mr. Galbraith and there were apt
speeches by Rev. Dr. Stewart, Simeon W.
Swisher, Rebert Hegg and James M.
On Thursday evening, August 12th, a
very pleasant surprise party was given at
the residence of Mr. Galen Raub, Quarry
ville. The occasion was the 28th birthday
anniversary of Mr. R. The arrangements
for the event were complete se as te effect
an entire surprise for the recipient. There
was the characteristic elegant supper and
after it was ever Mr. E. K. Herr. iu behalf
of the Quarryvillc choir, of which Mr. It.
is leader, presented te him a very
handsomely bound hymn hook, as a token
of their regard. About midnight, after
wishing Mr. It. many happy returns of the
day, the company s-.tartcd for their homes,
well pleased with their evenings enjoy
ment. SINGULAR ACCI1KT.
A Child Fnllt l'iflceii Inches :uil Is InxMiit
The child en which Corener Mishlcr yes
terday heltl an inquest, at Monterey,
was Harry AVelf, son of Abraham Wolf,
aged one ami a half years. On Thurs
nay evening Mr. Wolf and his wife went
te work in their tobacco, leaving the chil
dren,the one that is dead and an elder one,
in the care of a half grown girl,
who reside with the family. The girl took
them te the bam te play and while they
were there the little child attempted te go
out of the deer. In doing this he fell te
the ground, a distance or but 15 inches
from the top of the step. His head struck
against a stone and he was instantly killed.
The girl was badly frightened, and net
knowing that the child w:is dead, she pick
ed it up and carried it te the house. She
then ran te the field and informed the pa
rents. The mother found that the child was
yet warm, and believing that it was net
yet dead she sent for Dr. A. 31. Miller who
seen arrived and pronounced the child
dead. Corener Mishlcr impaneled a jury
cen3isting of J, B. ShaclTer. R. X. Arm
strong, W. 31. 3Ierrin, B. F. Scldemriilge.
B. F. Stacy, Heary Murr. They found
that the boy "came te his death from con
gestion of the brain the result of a faU."