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Lancaster I-nteltigencer; .
FRIDAY EVENING. AUO. 20, 1880.
Twenty Years Age.
The death of Wm. Bigler, full of years
and honors, at Clearfield, Pennsylvania
attracts less attention than it would
have done a few years age. State Senater,
Governer, Senater in Congress, Mr. Big
ler, was net merely an example of the ir
reproachable character of our public
men in the better days of the republic,
he was much mere. At every important
crisis during his public career he net
only accepted resiwnsibilities, but sought
them. His administration at Harrisburg
was one most deserving of respect for its
-wer.il tone, and at the close he preferred
an overwhelming popular defeat, rather
than yield a particle te the spirit of
Know-Nethingism. He made a gallant
fight against the then mysterious and
ieverful order, and although buried for
the time utider an immense majority,
his bold canqiaign, together with Wises
similar campaign in Virginia, wasthebe
ginniug of the end of that phenomenal
party, lint with the momentary success
of Know-Nethingism, came in the class
of man whose methods have made Penn
sylvania corruptions a by-word through
But Mr. Bigler's demise recalls the
mere imiertant events of 1800 and '61.
He was thou a senator and a member of
the committee of thirteen, te whom was
referred the measure known as the Crit
tenden compromise. It is perhaps net tee
much te say that that committee might
have had it in its power te preserve the
peace of the country. Every Southern
member w;is willing te accept the com
promise, although they did net dare te
apiear as eager as they really werei while
the Northern Democrats, Bigler,
Bright and Douglas, were earnestly
for iL But the Republicans were un
yielding. The preposition afterwards
submitted by the Peace Congress met
witli a similar fate. There is much
reason te believe that Mr. Lincoln
would have welcomed a settlement upon
almost any honorable basis ; but he did
net come into ellice until it was tee late,
and in the interval he w;is net disposed
te attempt te control the action of his
political friends. He held off its Mr. Til
den did in 187G-7, and from similar mo
tives. But singular as it may seem new,
there was no talk of coercion, in any
quarter. Up te that time no statesman
or publicist had ever thought that the
Union could, or ought te, be maintained
by force. The Tribune expressed a uni
versal sentiment when it conceded the
revolutionary (net the legal) right of the
Southern people te secede, and declared
unequivocally against " a Union pinned
together with bayonets." While com
premise, therefore, was refused, en the
high and just ground that the constitu
tion itself was a compromise, and the
Southern agitators were entitled te no
mere than it gave them, military pre
parations were wholly neglected. Con
gress distinctly refused te re-enact the
force bill, under which Presideut Jack"
son had proceeded, te increase the regu
lar army, or te give the president author
ity te call out the militia. War was
manifestly net iu the contemplation of
the dominant party, and Congress saw
no necessity ler conferring extraordinary
powers either upon Mr. Buchanau or
Mr. Lincoln. When finally the country
was fired by the aggression upon Sumter,
and Mr. Lincoln was compelled te meet
force with force, he was driven te act
without statutory warrant and iu the
face of the constitution. Had he been
less courageous or less certain of the sup
port of public opinion, the emission of
that Republican Congress would have
insured the immediate and bloodless suc
cess of the rebellion. Until then Mr.
Sewanl had secretly negotiated for the
peaceful surrender of the fort, and Gen.
Scott had amused himself with specula
tions concerning the size and shape of
the " lragnieuts " into which the old
Union was about te break, and" the loca
tion of their several capitals.
Tins New Yerk Herald of Wednesday
contained a letter from a would-be
suicide, announcing his intention te
sheet himself at a designated place in the
Central Park, at 3 o'clock en the next
afternoon. The consequence was that
there was a great assembiage of people
at the place of premised exhibition, but
the performer failed te appear. The
spectators seemed te be as full of fun as
the police were of profanity, and the per
formance was a very successful enter
tainment for the originators of the hoax,
who, no doubt, enjoyed it exceedingly.
And it made some interesting exposures.
It showed the idleness, gullibility and
brutality of the many people who could
be gathered together by such notice and
inducement. It showed hew difficult is
the duty of the conservators of the peace,
who in this case were as freely ridiculed
for their vain appearance as they would
have been severely condemned if they
had failed in their attendance, and the
premised event had really happened. It
further showed hew much unhappiness
exists in families and hew many have
members who leave their homes in pas
sion and threatening suicide. The Her
ald office was overrun by women begging
te see the handwriting of the notice, that
they might knew whether the man was
a husband or brother who had gene from
them in anger. If geed sense and geed
temper were commoner human attributes
what a different world would it be !
Gen. Butlek is about te sweep down
from the uncertain llight which he has
leen winging ever the political battle
field. Frem Republican sources comes
the announcement that he will shortly
make a Hancock speech. The Republi
cans of course are " net disappointed ''
and are "rather glad of it." They ex
pect Cessna te get back seen te the party
wliich he denounces as se wicked when
he and Butler were in it, hi ante-bellum
The Republicans are encouraged again.
Somebody who visited their national
headquarters is reported by the Tribune
as speaking confidently of cariying Iowa
for Garfield. One day it is Vermont that
is safe and next day Iowa.
i " Never in the history of the ceu J
iry una utgm bucii uisirusfc ei ctsiiaM ic-
turni as exists in the minds of the honest
people at present," says the Examimr of
August 18th, in its editorial eh "Begus
Census Returns." It then, gees en te
read Gen. Walker his duty, ordering a
recount. It is suggested that "the best
workers in the ward" who were released
by Judge Patterson, and who were se
cruelly used by Snowden, be given the
job, and if it is net then done te please the
Examiner let them come home and their
places be filled by the officers of the Second
ward Republican primary election in this
rlfv In 1iT7Q urltA tftn ETms ..,. antra
changed the returns from one majority
for Geed for recorder te one hundred and
forty-seven for Longenecker. The Exam -Tier
thinks that "from falseness in election
returns te falseness in census returns is
but a step." Gen. Walker could find
plenty of census takers te please the
Examiner in its party in this county,
where,itsays, its sworn officers never con
duct the primary elections honestly.
Professer David L. Dowsing, band
master of the Ninth Regiment, New Yerk
band, died yesterday morning.
E. D. ZiEGi.ER, Democratic nominee for
district attorney in Yerk ceuuty, is in Lan
The Democrats of the Seventeenth Illi
nois district have reneminated Hen. Wil
liam R. Monuisex for Congress by accla
mation. Gen. J. B. Weaver, the National Green
back candidate for president, stated, in
Memphis, Tenn., last night, that he has
strong hopes of carrying Arkansas.
Hen. James Alexander Seddes, for
merly secretary of war of the Confederacy,
died yesterday morning, at his residence,
in Goochland county, Va., aged 63 years.
Gkoker M. Franklin and family left
Lancaster this morning for Brigantine
Beach. The party is fully equipped with
hunting and fishing gear, and will spend a
week at that delightful resort.
General Jeseph Kidiki, U. S. A., died
yesterday, aged 43. Bern in Pennsylva
eia, he enlisted at the outbreak of the war,
serving throughout. He was retired in
1870, owing te disability from wounds re
ceived in service.
A Berlin despatch says : " The last ob
stacle te the appointment of Count Ven
Hatzkeld as secretary of state for for
eign affairs has been removed, his mar
riage with the American lady, Miss Mottl Mettl Mottl
ten, having been legally dissolved."
The cotton exchange of New Orleans,
La., yesterday appointed a committee of
two hundred te co-operate with ether com
mittees te make proper arrangements for
the reception of the Texan excursionists
en the opening of rail communication with
H. M. North, esq., has been appointed
by the American bar association, one of the
" local council" for Pennsylvania. Hen.
Tnes. E. Fraxkmx, L. L. D.t of this city,
represents Pennsylvania in the executive
council el the whele body, made up from
one of each state.
Hayes has decided te appoint Judge
Addis, late of the Southern claims com
mission, te be commissioner en the part
of the United States under the convention,
ratifications of which were exchanged be
tween France and the United States in
June, fur the payment of certain claims en
the part of both countries. The American
claims are held in the Seuth.
Tun indications are that the city of Bos Bes Bos
eon will give a majority for Hancock and
English of 10,000, and that congressional
gains may be expected in Massachusetts.
The increasing vote in the Bay state is
largely Democratic and there arc even
hopes of Hancock carrying it.
An English curate happened recently te
preach en the wages of sin and make
some uncomplimentary references te the
Prodigal Sen. A young scapegrace in the
congregation fancied that the sermon was
aimed at himself. He horsewhipped the
curate the next day.
The chief of the bureau of 'statistics
reports that the total value of the experts
of domestic bread-stuffs from the United
States during the month of July, 1880,
were $30,803,304, and during July, 1879,
$19,558,010; for the seven months ended
July 31, 1880. $151,411,403, and during
the same period in 1879, $109,331,133.
The campaign ground upon which
Harper's Weekly seems te stand is that
Hancock is a geed man in bad company
and Garfield a bad man in geed company.
Which seems te lead te the conclusion that
Hancock would reform his company and
that Garfield would corrupt his, since the
files of the Republican papers for 1873 in
dicate that there is no hope of his cempa
ny reforming him. World.
Peaches de net always gladden the
heart of the grower. During the recent
"glut" a Smyrna farmer sent 1,149 bas
kets tli market 798 te Bosten and 351 te
New Yerk. The aggregate sales amounted
te $701. Of this $43G.8G went te pay the
freight charges. $70.10 te pay the commis
sion men and the balance, $194.07, was left
for the grower. Out of his return he had
te pay the cost of picking and delivering
at the depot, te say nothing of the cost of
tilling and investment.
A young Mr. Cox is running for Con
gress in au independent way iu the Fourth
District of Georgia. At a recent gathering
of yeomen he declared his intentions in the
following outburst : "If you see fit te
send me te Congress I will go te the best
of my. ability. Cheers. I believe I would
like te go. Renewed cheers. In fact,
I knew I want te go. Loud cheers. I
hear that the salary is ample, and, as I
have a small family, won't insist en its in
crease. Cheers. As lam fend of vindi
catien, I want te vindicate myself. It Les
been hurled at me like a thunderbolt that
I am tee young. In answer te this I say,
first, I can't help it, and it is net my fault.
Second, I am trying te grew elder .every
day. Third, I am succeeding. Fourth, I
am afraid I will be much elder than I am
before I get te Congress. Prolonged ap
plause. The first bale of new cotton irem North
Carolina, received yesterday at Norfolk,
Va., was graded at low middling,'and sold
at 13 cents. This is ten days earlier than
last year's first receipt.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Baselball yesterday: ,-At Cincfewati
Providence, 5 ; Cincinnati, 2. "
Mr. Bw Ten Breeck's Entre Neus wen
the race or the Denham Handicap plate at
Counterfeit one dollar greenbacks, "D"
edition, 1875. and signed A. U. Wyman,
treasurer, are in circulation at Montreal.
In St. Leuis yesterday was the hottest
since August, 1874. The mercury at 11
e clock a. m. marked 92 degrees, and rose
te 101 between 1 and 3 p. m.
Milt Carter was shot and killed in Por Per
ter's saloon, Nashville, last evening, by
Jehn Holcomb. Carter four months age
killed Holcomb's brother.
The treasury department purchased 340,
000 ounces of fine silver yesterday for de
livery at the San Francisce, Philadelphia
and New Orleans mints.
A number of men overpowered the
sheriff of Spaulding county, Ga., and took
from his custody a young man named
Waldren, who had eloped two weeks pre pre
qieusly with his wile's sister, aged 12
Rebert Jacksen, tobacco manufacturer
at Ne. 40 First street. New Yerk, was
committed te Ludlow street jail, in default
of $3,000 bail yesterday, by United States
Commissioner Duel!, for wilfully neglect
ing te make entry of purchases and sales
of tobacco, as prescribed by law, from
August, 1879, te August, 1880.
Twe burglars in revenge for one of them
being shot while attempting te rob
Geerge Beiser's residence in Arlington, N.
J., set fire te it. Before assistance arrived
the entire building was in flames, which
rapidly spread te Sir. Meran's residence,
adjoining. Beth houses were burned te
the ground, the less being $15,000. The
Fifteen persons were precipitated in a
deep cellar at the corner of Mulberry and
Werth streets, New Yerk, by the ireu
grating giving way, and all were mere or
less iujured. They had gathered te wit
ness two police officers arrest a drunken
wetnau. aeven were severely nurt. tra
cer Jehn Hay had a leg fractured, Geerge
Sterner a leg and arm hurt and Jehn
Houghten a leg hurt. Several women
were among the injured.
Jeliu McCuen, a brakeman en the Pitts
burgh, Titusville & Buffalo railroad was
killed at Hydetown by falling from a car.
A call has been issued for a convention
of persons interested in the promotion of
the sheep and wool industry te meet in
the Permanent Exhibition en Wesuesday,
Geerge A. Shaue, of Ne. 2110 Lembard
street, Philadelphia, wasjield at the Tombs,
New Yerk, charged with obtaining $10 from
R. K. Harris, of New Yerk, en a bogus
telegram from his (Shane's) father. The
latter appeared te sustain the complaint.
A barn belonging te Godfrey Ansel, at
Edcnburg, with its contents, was struck
by lightning and burned. Anether at
Fryburg, owned by Geerge Dichant, was
burned with two cows in it. The losses
are quite heavy.
Mrs. Helen A. Brown, who died in Erie
a few days age, made the following be
quests te Erie institutions : Heme for
Friemllcss, $C0,000 ; St. Paul's Episcopal,
$3,000 ; Simpsen Methodist church, $1,000
St. Paul's schools, $1,000. All these be
quests are in Erie city bends, at seven per
A synopsis of statistics of the P. E.
Diocese of Pennsylvania, comprising Phil
adelphia and four counties, shows that
there are in it at present 199 clergyman,
143 churches and chapels, 23,263 communi
cants, and an actuabvalue of church prop
erty of $0,600,000. The total receipts
from all source during the east year were
A Lie Well Stack Te.
The newspapers which copied and keep
standing at the head of their columns the
forged extract from Wade Hampton's
Staunton speech prefer te continue te utter
the counterfeit, although Senater Hamp
ton has exposed the fraud and put them in
possession of the genuine article. " A lie
well stuck te is as geed as the truth," is
their motto. Wade Hampton new writes
another denial, and adds in a despairing
tone : " What geed te deny this story
te instantly be confronted with a mere
desperate fabrication? Is my whole
record since the close of the war and all
my efforts for a better understanding be
tween the sections a bread and down
reaching for the union te be frittered
away by the forgeries of an obscure news
paper writer? I neither used the words at
tributed te me nor anything appeaching
them in meaning. . I am perplexed and
almost discouraged." What geed, indeed!
Senater Hampton fairly appeals te his
record in this matter. He was the first
man of preminence in the Seuth te
call his emancipated negrees to
gether and advise them as te their
political responsibilities. He was among
the first te accept negre suffrage, and in
Seuth Carolina and. throughout the Seuth
he has been the most foremost advocate of
a cordial acceptance of all the results of
the war and the most scrupulous regard
for the civil and political rights of the
colored meu. He has done mero by pre
cept and example towards a restoration of
the Union sentiment than all of the Long Leng
streets and Mesbys, upea whom the bounty
of the government has been showered, put
together. But it is considered the fair
tiling in politics te represent him as a still
blatant rebel, fighting the war ever and
planning a new rebellion, and he will have
te get used te it.
Criminal Deeas of Violence.
David Nunn was found murdered at
Uralde, Texas. A Mexican herder is sus
pected of the crime.
S. B. Alexander fatally wounded officer
Jee Ballard, at Wace, Texas, for arresting
him. Ballard died last night.
Paul Fountain, of Augusta, Ga., a young
man, who was struck en the head en Wed
nesday night by an unknown negre, died
Mrs. Elizabeth Bensen, of Norfolk, Va.,
an aged lady, and mother of chief of police
Bensen, who committed suicide last Janu
ary, cut her threat yesterday morning with
a table-knife, and then drowned herself iu
a hogshead of water.
Abram Marburger, salesman of the to
bacco house of Abel Bres., was struck
with a revolver and killed late en Wednes
day night in a questionable house in Den
ver, Cel. Carrie Smith and-ethers were
arrested, en a statement of eye-witnesses
that she had struck him with a bottle and
a friend of hers then fractured his skull
with a revolver. Marburger leaves a wife
and three children.
Lightning played around Bradford yes
terday and after striking several smaller
tanks, fired tank Ne. 6 of the Tidewater
pipe company, which contained 25,000
barrei? of oil. The deuse black smoke bad
just commenced te ascent into the air,
when a second peal ef thunder followed by
a heavy crash was heard, the beU striking
tank Ne. 410 of the Union pipd lines, 'fully
a quarter of a mile down the valley. The
United tank is comparatively isolated, but
the Tidewater tank Ne. 17 is only a short
distance from the burning monster. Other
smail oil fires are reported through these
A severe thunderstorm passed ever Ur
bana, O., yesterday, seriously damaging
the United States Rolling Stock works and
blowing dewnthe blacksmith shop. These
in the building escaped with slight injuries.
B. F. Leenard, the superintendent, escaped
by being under the skylight of thejroef I
wusu It ich. iuirfcjr iuw mtv luiunu ";
-, Knighta Temflmr.
-At Chicago yesterday, .the 'following '
emcers ei tee grana national eiiu;uui
nient were elected : Benjamin Dean,
cf Bosten, most eminent grand master :
Senater R.E. Withers, of Alexandria, Va..
deputy grand master ; Charles Roemc,
president of the Manhattau gas company,
New Yerk, grand generalissimo; Jehn
P. S. Gebin, of Lebanon, Pa.,
grand captain general ; Judge Hugh Mc
Curdy, of Corunna, Michigan, grand
senior warden: Wm. Larue Themas, of
Danville, Kentucky, grand junior warden ;
Jehn W. Simons, of New Yerk city, grand
treasurer, and Theodere S. Parviu, of
Iowa City, grand rector.
The Katern Keservelr.
The councilmen, clerks and visitors who
inspected the work at the eastern reservoir
yesterday were pretty unanimous in pro
nouncing it au excellent job of masonry that
will repay the expenditures and give gen
eral satisfaction. Of the necessity for it
councils and the public were convinced
before it was begun aud any delay
in undertaking it only added te its
costliness aud trouble. We yesterday
published a detailed report of its extent
and cost. After it had been carefully in
spected, the visitors ascended te the bank
te prepare for turning in the water. Owing
te some dithculty in making the engineer
at the water works understand the signal
there was a few minutes delay in getting
him te learn that everything was ready, but
at 3:20 the water came with a fine dash
through the supply main at be top of the
southeast corner of the reservoir, andia live
minutes it had spread across the bottom of
the reservoir showing the slightest differ
ence in the level of the old and new
partsofthe bottom. By 3:40 the water
had touched every part of the bank, en the
entire perimeter of the basin, and when
about eighteen inches of water had been
pumped in it was turned off. Meanwhile
certain points where the water bubbled up
from air holes in the bricks or littTe crev
ices in the cemcnt,had been carefully mark
ed for attention.
About 4 o'clock the visitors took their
omnibuses for the water works, -and ar
riving there made an inspection of the
machinery, which was found in a satisfac
tory condition. It works well, is carefully
watched, oiled and pelishcd,andcverything
seems te be kept in excellent mechauical
repair by the careful superintendent, who
saves te the city much money by his own
attention te the pumps and engines. The
water works are also managed by one less
man than was hitherto employed and paid
The councilmen returned te the city
about 3 p. m. wiser, and after seeing se
much water, very sober men.
A false Alarm.
The action of the first water upon the
cement caused a reddish hue te tinge the
water in the eastern reservoir and Supt.
Kitch resolved te give it a complete scrub
bing out before finally dedicating it te pub
lic use. After the intlew had been stepped
at eighteen inches, men were set te work
with brooms and were employed until mid
night last night in scrubbing the entire
fleer. The superintendent then let this
wash water out by the waste pipe
at the bottom of the reservoir
en the cast side. Its Hew caused
persons who saw it run down the Gioffs Gieffs Gioffs
tewn read te believe that the "reservoir
had busted." Dr. Boyd, who was making
some calls in that direction, brought the
news down town 'and there was quite an
excitement among these who heard it.
After Superintendent Kitch had gene te
bed, weary with his labors, he was twice
called up with reports of a givat disaster
aud greater danger, and upon explanation
of the work done his panic-stricken inform
ants were eased.
Te-day the water net used nor 'needed
from the western reservoir will be run into
the eastern, but no doubt is entertained
of its complete security and sufficient
capacity. By Sunday the accumulations
are expected te fill in.
K. OF P.
Itetarn of Sir Knights from Carlisle Street
l'araile and Supper.
Inland City Division Ne. 7, Uniformed
Rank, Knights of Pythias, returned last
evening from their visit te Carlisle. The
train entered the depot at half-past G
o'clock, when and where the Sir Knights
of Lancaster Division, Ne. 6, under com
mand of Jehn Barnhart, Senior Knight
Commander, aud Jehn L. Vegan, Senior
Lieutenant Commander, were assembled
te receive the returned Knights.
The ranks were at once formed, and a
street parade was had ever the route pre
viously agreed upon. Division Ne. 6,
numbered thirty-six men in full uniform,
and had at the head of the column the
Eden cornet band. Division Ne. 7, num
bered seventy-five men in full uniform,
and had at the head of the column Clem
mens's City cornet band.
The Sir Knights made a very handsome
appearance en the streets, and performed
their various evolutions with grace aud
precision. The streets, along which they
parade passed, were crowded with people
who turned out te witness the pagcaut.
At the conclusion of the parade the Sir
Knights were escorted te the Schiller house
where an elegant surprise supper had been
prepared for them by the wives aud daugh
ters of the Sir Knights of Ne. 7 assisted by
the wives and daughters of Ne. 6. On tak
ing scats at the banquet Sir Knight J. B.
Markley, of Ne. 7, made an eloquent speech
thanking the ladies for the magnificent and
pleasant surprise which they had prepared
for them, and congratulating the Sir
Knights of Nes. G and 7 en the joyous
union thus unexpectedly formed by them
around the festive beard. He concluded
by proposing three cheers and the U-u-i-e-n
which was given with a will.
Dr. M. W. Raub of Lancaster ledge,
Ne. 68, responded en behalf of the ladies
and division Ne. 6, bestowing especial
praise upon the ladies for the privacy and
skill with which they had conducted the
entertainment new about te be enjoyed.
The festivities were kept up until half
past 9 o'clock, the most cordial geed feel
ing existing between the two divisions.
The following named ladies composed
the committee of arrangements of Ne. 7 :
Mrs. Jehn Albright, Mrs. Jehn Dcnlinger,
Mrs. Al. Rescnstein, Mrs. Win. Hcnneckc
They were ably assisted by a committee of
ladies of Ne. 6.
The Lititz Recerd says that Anna, a sixteen-year-old
daughter of Jehn Wider
meyer, a book agent living at Bawlten,
near Rothsville, disappeared en Aug. 10th,
and has net been heard from since. A
bundle of clothes steed ready in her sleep
ing apartment, but she took nothing with
her but what she were. Fears are enter
tained that she committed suicide, and the
neighborhood has been searched in vain.
Widermeyer is said te- be entirely uncon
cerned about the girl and has made no ef
fort te institute search. She had been
employed as a domestic in the family of
Hener te Whom Hener Is Dnr.
In noticing the jmprqveinePts made at
Zahm's jewelry store we inadvertently
emitted te mention that the design or.
the new front and all the carpenter work
was done by Philip Dinkelberg, the paiut
ing by Edward Boekmycr, and the marble
work by Lewis Haldy.
Sl'KI:i VI. MF.ETINlSiur THK ICUTAHtl.
8 5k &
'' ' s &- V' & &
Di-ctiniluti of the Question of Beeks.
The school beard of this city held a spe
cial meeting in common council chamber,
last evening, te hear aud consider the re
ports of tiie committee en rules and the
book ceminttee,ad the report ef-Superiit-
tendent Buehrle referred te them at the
last regular meeting.
Members present : (J. Dl Baker, Bresins,
Cochran, Ijberly, Eberman; Erisiaan,
Evans, Harris. J. I. Haituian, Jacksen,
Levergood, McCemsey, Reimensnyder,
Richards, bamsen, Schwebel, claymaKer,
Smeyeh, Spurrier, "Westhaeffer, Wilsen."
Christian ZechecGcii. WrZecher.'
Jehn I. Hartmau acted as president pre
tern. Dr. Levergood, from the special
committee en rules, made the following
repert: , ..'."..'.''!,
The Superintendent' KecouimenUdeni (
Te tlie Lancaster City-teehoel iSOanl : ' V l L
Your committee te whom was referred
the recommendations of the city superin
tendent as ceutained iu Ids .last report,
have given the matter their thoughtful
consideration aud are of the decided opin
ion that his suggestions merit the approval
of the beard. ' ,
First. The superintendent recommends
the substitution of Brooks's Nermal Union
Arithmetic, paitl, jm tha.primary schools,
for Brooks's Nermal Menthl Arithmetic.
As the latter book is also used in the -secondary
and high schools, and as it is tee
difficult a workte be, placed in the hands
of children as young as theso wht attend
the primary schools, we think the proposed
chan:ie would be a judicious one.
Second. The superintendent recommends'
the introduction of -llr. yvorthmgten
Hoeker's " Child's1 BbolTerNatttre "vte he'
used in ths three lower grades of the
secondary schools. Your committee have
examined this work and were much
pleased with it, the interesting subjects
contained therein being treated in the
plainest and most simple manudr.
Third. The superintendent also recom
mends that Mr. Hoeker's " Elements or
Physiology" bj substituted for the "Out
lines of Natural History." Natural physi
ology is nominally included among the
studies of the third division of the second
ary schools, it is net taught, however. Your
committee think, the proposed change
weuid he in every respect a dcsirablci eue.
In view of the foregoing your cemmittee
respectfully submit the following, resolu
lleselted. That Brooks's Nermal Union
Arithmetic, part 1, be substituted in the
primary schools for Brooks's Nermal 'Men
liealeced. That Hoeker's "Child's Boek
of Nature " he introduced among the stud
ies pursued in the three lower grades of
the secondary soheo's, te be purchased by
the beard ami te remain as its property.
l!eeherf. That the Elements of Physiel
egy" be"substitutcd in the third division of
the secondary schools ler the "Uutlines
of Natural Philosophy."
W. A. Moktex,
W. A. Wn-aex,
The resolutions were ordered te be cenr
sidcred seriatim. .
Mr. Erisnian presented the following :
Kepert of the Heek liemiiiittee.
Laxcastek, Pa.. Aug. 19, 1880.
We recommend" thittfie following book's
be adopted by the beard for use iii 'the
schools of this city :
First-Brooks's Nermal Unieu arithmetic,
part 1, for use in tha primary schools, in
lieu of Brooks's Nermal mental.
Second White's Greek Lessens and
Goodwin's Greek Grammar, in lieu of Ale
Clintock & Creek's First Greek Boek.
Third The New Amarican advanced
speller in the high sehoel, in lieu of thu
book new used for that purpose.
Fourth Bryant and Stratton's Common
Scheel Boek-keeping iu the high aud secon
dary schools, in lieu of Fulton and East
man's book-keeping, ene book te be fur
nished te each teacher, and he te teach the
system from the blackbe ird and by oval
Fifth Hoeker's Frist Boek in Physiel
egy for use in the secondary schools.
Sixth Hoeker's Boek of Nature, parts
1, 2 and 3 for use as a reading book in
connection with'Jhe readers in use in the
secondary schools. E. J. Ekismax,
W. A. Wilsek.
'Messrs. D. G. Baker, Eberly. McCemsey,
Brosius, Cochran Eberman and ethers dis
cussed an amendment suggested by Mr. D.
G. Baker, that all the books new in use be
retained for a year, which he said was the
law and had been the custom for fifteen
years. His amendment was accepted.
In answer te inquiries of the cemmittee
with regard te the necessity for the
changes proposed, Mr. Wilsen explained
that they are all made upon the earnest
recommendation of either the teachers or
the superintendent. JJIr..Cechran thought
that as the arithmetic and speller came from
the same publishing houses as the books
for wliich they are substituted, these
houses should exchange the books for the
ones new in use without cost te the pupils,
ami moved te amend by inserting after the
sections containing these books a proviso
making the introduction of books depend
ent en such actions.
Mr. Wilsen objected te this for the rea
son that the beard is making the change.
If the publishing house had asked for the
change, the beird' eeqltl Bay that they
would take the books if they were given in
exchange for tbe old ones, but as the beard
is makiug the ohange they are in no posi
tion te dictate terms. If the publishers
should refuse te agree the children would
be compelled te use the high grade mental
arithmetic for another year and that
should net be.
Mr. Erisman also opposed the amend
ment. Mr. Cochran was mistaken iu re
gard te the exchanging of new for old
books by the publishers. They don't de
it, but de make a reduction upon the de
livery of the old book. Ilchad no doubt
that i he publishers would make a reduc
tion, but they would net exchange. The
effect of their refusal would be as Mr.
Wilsen said, te make the primary children
use that unsuitable arithmetic for another
year, and he argued at length en the fnad
visability of such action.
Mr. yilsen stated that the. rule of ex
change, teferred te by Mr. Cochran, was
only practiced when onef pubhshimg; house
wished te get the books of -another? house
out of the schools and made the otter.
Mr. Cochran said he did net wish te be
understood as wanting te force the mental
arithmetic en the scholars for another
year. He wanted te give them a simpler
book at no cost te themselves.
Chairman Hartman thought the gentle
man had geno tee far in his amendment.
The most the beard could de was te get
3Ir. Cochran's amendment ' provided
the arithmetic and speller be furnished
without cost te the scholars" was voted
upon and lest by a vote of 6 yeas te 1&
nays, whereupon Mr. Cochran moved te
amend that the books bcr furnished at in
This amendment after discussion was
The report of the book committee was
then adopted-as amended.
The Committee en Rule.
The report of the committee en rules
was next called for and was read by Dr.
Levergood. The rules for the guidance of
tbeci! superintendantj as already pub
lished were. Sdppted with Beind amendments
and after amb!!dingvariou3Ketfier sections
the report was KJlaBted as a whole. One-
of the. amendiKBtiinarfc by .Chairman: :
ug' thel vacations of the public slii;litlv
f i. . .0" , 1 , "v,
tut Friday iar Jia and opened otfthe first
.r;.i.i r e.v.1 t:rs. n" n.--i, .w
.iiuiiu.ij in eeiHeiiiin;r.. iiuiviiin.T iiieywui
close en the last school day in .lune and
op.;n en the first school day iu September.
Mr. Cochran moved that one hundred
copies of the rules he published for the use
of the beard en the best terms.
-Dr. Livergood amended that the. number.
ei copies be four hundred, and .Mr. r.berly
further amended that the act of 18-0 with
its supplements, by which the beard is
governed be published in connection with
the' rule's. t ;
Mr. Cochran accepted the amendments
ami the motion was adopted.
A KeaillnItepei ter Inter ien ini;eur l'eeple.
Mr Conard,of the Reading Eugie, visited
Lancaster a day or two age for the purpose
oPebtaiuing the views ofenr, citbains'as te
.the advisability of locating tbe 'soldiers'
monument en its present site in Ccntic
square. Reading is at present agitated by
a project for the erection of a similar
memorial, and a strong-opposition having
sprung up against the preposition te erect
it iu Penn square, the central point of that
city, because of the belief that it would
preve an obstruction te- business and
nilght.oceasien serious damage te runaway
teams and-their occupants, the Eiujle scribe
tested the sense of the residents of
the immediate neighborhood of Cen
tre Square, this city, upon the mat
ter in a series of interviews, the
result of which anncais in an article of
a column. and a-haltIength in yesterday's
Eiujle. The gentlemen interviewed are
nearly all engaged in business en or near
the square, and with ene or two exceptions
express themselves unanimously aud for
cibly as'faverable te the present location
of the monument. The Eugie man de
scribes our beautiful shaft as follews:
It is a handsome one, comprising a mar
ble shaft sixty feet high, inscribed with the
names of battles and surmounted by the
ffetldess of libcrtv with three soldiers of
the cavalry, aitillery and infantry, and
a sailor, respectively en the four cor
ners of the square base. It is sur
rounded by a low railing, inside of which
are flower beds.and a narrow strip of pave
ment extends all around the outside. The
entire space occupied by the monument
and pavement is 36x3G feet. The square,
which is paved with Belgian blocks, is 15!)
feet 5 inches by 1G2 feet 1 inch.Trem curb
te curb. The pavement inside the curb
along the buildings around the square is 18
feet wide The principal business houses
of the city are en this square and en the
streets immediately adjacent. The monu
ment was erected in 1874, but thu matter
was discussed several years previously. It
cost about 25,000, wliich sum was raised
by contributions in both the city and the
county, and by entcrtainmetits and by the
Grand Army pests in the city and county
The Itebber Kccej;i.e(l in
Many of our readers will remember the
robbery of J. U. Fiitchey's jewelry store,
corner East King and Duke streets, and
the unsuccessful efforts that were made te
capture' the robbers, ene of whom, was
known te be Geerge Evans, for whose cap
ture a reward was eilcrcd. Mr. Fritchcy,
who is new travelling in the Southwest, in
a private letter te his brother dated Little
Reck, Ark., Aug. 10, 1880, gives the fol
lowing particulars of a meeting he had
with the robbers.
" Yesterday aftcruoeu while eh thu train
sfer Little Rock'there was a fuss between
sonic cow-boys and weed-choppers in the
smoking ear. Well, one of the cow-boys
jumped up and took one of the wood weed
choppers round the waist and would have
thrown him from the window if thev con
ductor had net prevented it. The train
was going at about forty miles au hour.
The minute I get my eyes en the cow-boy
who was trying te push the man through
the window, I recognized Geerge Evans,
the man en whom I had a reward of two
hundred dollars. He is a de3pjratc char
acter, and I beiieve, had he recognized me,
he would have killed me. He appeared te
be the leader of the gang. I kept low and
didn't make myself known, you bet. I
knew it would be death for me te try te
arrest him, as these cow-boys don't think
anything of killing a man. I get oil" at
this place this morning and he went' en te
Texas. Yeu remember I told you I had
trace of him when down here before.
Mr. Fritchey added that it was his inten
tion te go te Sherman and Het Springs,
Ark., and thence te Texa-.
A Conductor Killed A Freight Jumper
Yesterday raernitig James Mullen, con
ductor 'of a shifting engine at the grain
elevator, Philadelphia, while coupling cars
get his feet caught under one of the cres
tics, the earth having hceu removed from
under it, and being unable te get away
was run ever by the cars and had one of
his legs terribly crushed. He was taken
te the hospital where he died hist night.
Mr. Mullen was married te a daughter of
Michael Bartley, of Dillerville, this comity.
He leaves a wife and three children.
At an early hour this morning a young
man named Richard" Cunningham attempt
ed te jump off the extra freight train cast,
atfiJabyS curve, a short distance east of
Kinzcr's. The train was moving rapidly
and iie fell upon his head, injuring it very
severely and breaking one of his legs. He
was removed in an unconscious condition
te Paradise, wheieJic had been employed
as a workman in Wenger's coach works.
He was attended by Dr. Lcaman, but his
injuries are se serious that his recovery is
very doubtful. He was a single man aged
22, and his home was at Chatham, Chester
On Monday of last week two men ap
peared at the Cress Keys hotel, West
King street, representing themselves te be
dealers iu cured meats and fish. They
had with them several barrels of meat and
fish, all of which they disposed of by the
Thursday following. When it was sug
gested that they should attend te their'
hotel bill they showed a telegraph dis
patch, from Philadelphia announcing tliat
five tierce of cured meat-? had been ship
ped te them, in care of the Cress Keys
hotel. This satisfied the landlord for the
the time being, as he supposed the goods
would be ample security for the beard.
But the goods never came 'te! baud, and
the meat dealers suddenly 'disappeared
without settling their bill. One of them
gave his name as Birch ; the name of the
ether is net remembered. Their bill was
About the same time another party Of
meat dealers appeared at tlie Mcrrimac
house. North Prince street, and ran up a
bearding bill of some $10 and then skip
pcd. One of them was named Reed, and
both were from Philadelphia.
Temperance Lecture. j
Mrs. Masen Clayten will deliver an ad
dress at the First 31. E church next Sua"
I day morning at the. regular hour of service.
i no lauy win aise speaic in ei. .ieihi,
Lutheran church at half past seven in tlie
OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
TbeAB&aat Term of Criminal ItaMnes.
Thmdajf after neon. Court re-assembled
Thecaps of commonwealth vs. Jehn
Sli'e4Bjjbir larceny, and Geerge W. Evan",
accessory after the fact, were attached for
trial. In' July last there was stolen from
the wharf of E. N. Smith, of Columbia,
agent for Scncr & Sens, S4S feet of lum
ber. The lumber was sold te Chief Bur
gess Hall;1?' Washington borough, by
Sheets; Evans being- in-his company; The
lumber was ulentuieu by-the mark piacett
ou it at Leck Haven. The defendants
"The defense was that 'the lumber was
picked up en the river by the defendants.
A number of witnesses testified that the
character of defendants for honesty prier
te this charge was geed. The jury acquit
ted the defendants.
On motion of Win. A. Atlec the court
allowed a nel. pre, te be entered en pay
ment of costs in the cases against Them-is
J. and Tempest Wilsen, indicted for violat
ing the liquor laws.
Jehn G. Thompson was chanred with
the larceny je a razor -i from Simen It.
'BartOBj a.;oelored barber, living at Celum-
uiaj ;xue raaer.waa taken irem prosecutor s
shbprwhilc he was absent at dinner. The
razer was recovered from Henry Newemer
it having been given te him by defendant.
The defendant testified in his own be
half that he had traded shoes for a razor
with, a friend whom he met -en the read.
The jury teuvicted hun'and the-ceurt sen
tenced him te au imprisonment of 21
Herman Ehrhart was charged with
larceny and receiving stolen goods. Kinger
Bender, residing hear Meehuuiesbiirg, tes
- titled that hi spring house was robbed of
a can of lard and several handkerchiefs en
July 24. James Mervine, who also stands
charged with the larceny, was called as a
commonwealth's witness and testified that
en the night' of July 24, with' defendants
permission, he took his team out of the
stable and by his direction wentte Heller's
Church, where he met two men, who put
the lard and chickens en the wagon. It was
delivered at Ehrhnrts stable en the fol
lowing mernimr,at,5 o'cIeck',where he was
arrested by Officer Lentz.
Ou trial when court adjourned until '
o'clock Friday morning.
Repert of (irand Jury.
r ... grand jury matte the following re
True 2KTC. Jeseph W. Sitler. Jehn S.
Detweiler, Closes W'allick, William I'.
Mundis,' Jacob' Delliugcr, Henry Lemr. T.
J. and G. W.j Marsh, idalieleUH mischief:
Herman Eberhart,' receiving stolen gtxMl.s;
James Mervine, larceny ; Abraham iKvt.
fornication aud bastardy : James S. Kck
inan, forgery; Herman, Miller, niaintainiii-.;
a nuisauce Themas. Housten, tramp, and
.1. Milten Mishler, violating election laws.
Haldeman Jacksen, Wm. Frew, Jacob
Uead. Geerge Flshc'r,Neah Kcvfcy, Orwgi
Sheet, (two indictments). Frank Hegm
tegel, Samuel ,Aubel, ' JcremiiU Seeuta
(two indictments). Charles Lighlheiser,
Henry Duck, Matthew Jehnsen, Wesley
Let and William Wittich, violating fish
laws; ihy.seii Painter, Jehn Drachbar, as
sault and battery ; M. D. L. Moere, con
spiracy te procure an elopement.
Ignored. Levi Detweiler, carrying con
cealed deadly weapeiiB,, with prosecutor
for costs, and David Swcigart, assault
with intent te commit a rape, county for
costs ; Jehn Drachbar and Bryseti Paint
All the witnesses in the casbi of tin
cem'tn vs. J. Milten Mishler, charged
with violation of the election laws, were
discharged from any further attendance
Friday Morning. Court met at Oe'clnck.
A nel. pros was entered iu tbe case against
Samuel Aiihcl, charged with violating the
fish laws, en p lymuut- of costs.
The ti ial of thu ease, agaiust Herman
Ehrhart for receiving stolen goods, was
resumed. Officer Leutz testified te seeing
Mervine driving up Christian street, early
in thu morning after the larceny and te
following it te Ehrhait's stable where he
was waiting te receive it. A warrant was
procured by Officer Adams, while Lentz
watched. the premises. The stolen goods
were found imEhrharts posessien.
The defendant testified that he was a
dealer in country produce, and en the day
before the larceny he had bought a large
let of produce from farmers ; Mervine took
his team te go te the county for produce
and he had bought aud paid. Mervine for
the goods found in his wagon, and after
wards ascertained te be stolen. Mervine
told defendant that .he, had bought the
produce from two men near Heller's chui eh
Ehrhart said he was at the stable early en
that morning te secure a let of pigeons
which he had bought en market.
It was also proven that James Mervine.
the principal witness en the part of the
commonwealth, had, before this efl'ense
was committed, been convicted of larceny
and that at the station house en the morn
ing of his arrest, he said te several pcisens
that Ehrhart had nothing te de with thu
lai ceny of the lard. A number of witnesses
testified that 'defendant's character for
honesty was geed. The jury Had net
agreed upon their verdict when court ad ad
jeurnedl " '
The case ofcemradnwcaltli vs. Harry
McAlpine, aliiis Wikfffarry, was next at
tached. Defendant was charged with felo
nious assault and battery en Geerge II.
Hartman. The prosecutor testified that
en Sunday evening, June 20th, the defend
ant drove into his yard and wanted te ex
change the horse he had hired Irem him,
for a faster one. Mr. Hartman told him hi;
could net have the horse. Defendant said
he would have it, pulled out his pistel,aud
said that he would sheet as fast as they
came up ; he then drew a second pistol.
Mr. Hartman efl'ered him his money back
but he refused te take it..,. The defendant
was under the influence' of liquor at the
time thu pistol was drawn. Mr.
Hartman's testimony was corroborated.
Officer Swenk testified te arresting thu
defendant and finding en his person a pis
tol that was net leaded.
The commonwealth did net press for a
conviction of thu felonious assault, and the
jury under the direction of the court, ren
dered a verdict of simple assault and bat
tery. He was sentenced te pay a fine of
$20 and costs of prosecution.
Themas Housten, who has spent the
creator portion of the last ten years iu
prison for drunkenness and disorderly con
duct, plead guilty te being a tramp and
was sentenced te one mouth's impiisoi: impiisei:
irent. ' James Mervine plead giiilty te the lar
ceny of a can of lard from Kiuzer Bender
and was sentenced te two months' impris
onment. Court adjourned until 2$ o'clock.
Heading vIMters fn New Helland.
The Reading Timet and Dispatch says :
"The Misses Lcaman, of this city have
been the gnests for several days past of
the Misses Kiuzer, of New Helland, Lan
caster county. A number of ether Bead
ing ladies have been visiting friends in
New Hellaud, among whom may be named
the follewingj. Miss Hcnniger daughter
of Jehn R. Ilenniger, "undei taker, who is
the guest of her brother, N. C. Ilenniger ;
.Miss-Laura Custer, a daughter of W. L.
Custer, eCtliis city, who is the guest et
Geerge W. Smith. New Helland is one
of the. most pleasant towns in Lancaster
county; and consequently is favored every
summer with a large number of visitors.
The stirreundidg country is unsurpassed
for beauty and fertility."
A little daughter of Silas Weikuy propri
etor of the Washington hotel, Quarryville,
had her arm broken just above the wrist,
by falling from a. wild cherry tree 14 even
ing. Dr. Raub reduced the ' fracture.
were, heard te.saTin Evans's tavern tl
they wpuiafge te Smith's&ttttljef him.be
and dismeseSftMtStt Washinton!beroh