Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, November 17, 1880, Image 2
w LANCASTER DAILY INTELUgEJSCER WEDNESDAY NOVEMBjSR 17 1880. Hancastct intelligencer. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. 17,1880. The Electoral College. It is true, as has been observed, that the defeat of the Democratic elector Terry in California, which might have precipitated an angry electoral contro versy and changed the presidential re sult against the wishes of the people, is an illustration of Democratic stupidity in risking such results by putting a man of his unpopularity en the electoral ticket. But it illustrates in a far higher degree the stupidity of our preseut elec toral system which, as new handled, makes the electors, intended te be an ac tive body of representative men, work ing with profound consideration, mere automata, with no power te change a de cree written ferthern. The electoral col lege scheme is a purely republican insti tutien and it was intended te make the presidential selection net by the people, nor by parties, caucuses nor conventions, but by a body of repre sentatives chosen for this special pur jHjse. Electors arenet legally bound by the nominees or their parties. It would be altogether possible for the electors just chosen te make Grant president or anybody else they saw fit; and the won der is, in these days of political rascality, tainting every grade of popular repre sentatives, that there have net been fre quent cases of such betrayal. Sonic years age the suggestion was made that it would be better for the respective parties in eacli state te leek te the fitness of their electors and run then best moil for this office, leaving te them the final selection of president. There could be no valid objection te this, that the party at large ought te have a chance te name its candidate, since after all, the party new delegates the selection of a candidate te two-thirds of its national convention. A canvass without a can didate or with a dozen, would be novel indeed, but the experience of the past teaches us that the Democracy could net have elected fewer electors than they did, and possibly a great many mere, if they had lieeil running Hendricks in Indiana, Thurman in Ohie, Hancock in Pennsylvania, Seymour in New Yerk and Kateu in Connecticut ; or if they had been running such men as electors with the ultimate privilege of them selecting the president. Heur present system is te be contin ued it should at least be modified se that representative, electors lie chosen by rep resentative districts and senatorial elec tors only by the state at large. In this way the autonomy of the stales could be preserved, without endowing the slender majorities of great slates with their present overwhelming influ enee. ISul whether the entire system had net better be abandoned in the present condi tion of our politics is a question that merits grave allentien andeught te have it from L'engrc:ss,lhc press and people dur ing the next four years. It is te be hoped there will be a cessation of president making for at least three te afford such quesliensa ehancc te be heard. Since 1870 both parties have been almost con tinuously busy in selecting candidates, the Republicans disturbed by the Grant and anti-Grant quarrel and the Demo crats witli the Tilden and anti-Tilden contention. Give us a rest new and go at this oilier question of primary im portance. .Nonsense. Grant left ellice an uu- r.ver since !sv desire i manifested te de some thing extraordinary for "ex-presidents." 1 1 is friends in the licpublican parly waul him te be president again, but like the fellow who went for a lir.sl-elass mis sion and came down te an old pair of pants, they are .satisfied meanwhile te get anything else for him they can. His opponents and rivals seem te be quite willing that the country should provide for him in any way that will net pro mote his or hinder their presidential prospects. The New Yerk Timrs's prep ositien te raise a $.".00,000 fund for his support net meeting with very ready re spouse, the Republican state committee of Mr. Conkling's state have resolved that "steps should be taken by our representatives in Congress te se amend the constitution of the United States as te provide that the presidents and vice presidents en their retirement from of fice shall be admitted te life membership of the,Senate." 1 he whole discussion is arrant non sense. Ne man is lit te be president who cannot live the balance of his days upon the honors and profits of the office. If die incumbent of it shall, at its close, net have wen the esteem and respect of his fellow citizens he deserves te sink out of sight and out of consideration as rapidly as possible. If he shall have borne himself worthily he will need no bolstering up. This talk about pension ing ex-presidents or making life senators out of them has its start with that ele ment which is forever agitating n mere splendid scheme of government than that of the fathers. Sensible people should unite te give it a quietus. Tjik Xcic Era declares that the In TELLHSENCKit published a " lie" in stating that the Xck Era's editor had advised Mayer Stauffer te bring his libel suit against us. Whereupon we republished from the Express of February 2, 1875, its state ment that our charge against Stauffer was a libel, and its hope that Mayer Stauffer would "promptly make his own justification with our 'gushing' neigh bors iu the only manner such a case ad mits of, by yiviny than an ojipertunity te make tjoeil their allegations before a'tri banal where the reckless assertions of newspaper boys will net pass for facts and matter of record." Which proved that the editor of the JVac Era had wrongly located his " lie." He is silent. That settles it. The editor of the Examiner, whose " back room, up stairs." was devoted a few years age te the manufacture of bogus tax receipts en election day. ex presses the lively hope that the Jntklli- j ej'VJCJi uiay be proceeded against for "malicious libel" against Garfield be cause it refused te believe the denial of this man whom his Republican associates had branded as a perjurer. The Intelligencer sympathizes with the Examiner's interest in the cause of public morals and its candidate for president : and we see no reason at all why it should net start the proceeding it desires te see inaueurated. "We should greatly enjoy a suit for " malicious libel " against Garfield, with the Examines' as prosecutor, Tem Davis the attorney for the commonwealth's infringed peace and dignity, and Judge Patterson sitting as committing magistrate. Let the band lIay. MINOR TOPICS. The Canadian weather prophet, Venner, is again troubling the public car with his prognostications of squally weather. He predicts a snow storm en the 22d of De cember which will continue for seventeen hours and cover the ground te the depth of 11J feet. The Milwaukee Senlint I prints the names and address of 5.030 male persons which, it claims, were net returned by the cen sus enumerators. Most of them are be lieved te be voters, and it is claimed that, according te the usual ratio, it would bring the population of Milwaukee up te 150,000. Exit Mahone. He asserted his ability and purpose te elect his Hancock electoral ticket, but the regular or debt-paying nauceck ticket received 90,040 ; the Gar field ticket received 83,758, and the Ma hone Hancock ticket received only 31,218, or about one-sixth of the vote of Virginia. Gknekai, Siii:iiman, in his annual re port te the secretary of war, lefers te the race prejudice at West Point, holding that the practice of equality there is in advance of the rest of the country. He believes that General Sceiield is " abundantly able te manage the institution," and tiiat the authorities generally live up te the rule of impartiality in governing the academy. In a letter recently published in the Her ald there was a curious conversation be tween Li Hung Chang, the viceroy of the Chinese empire, and its correspondent in reference te American affairs. The vice roy expressed a deep interest in the presi dential election. He was anxious te have General Grant elected, anil when he was told that there was net much probability of that event taking place, especially as General Grant was net in nomination, he offered te send orders ever te A inerica for cverv Chinaman te vote for Grant. "Feil President in 1831 General Win licld S. Hancock" is the ensign the Hol Hel lidaysburg Standard has nailed te its mast head. " The Democratic party," it says, " never went into battle under a better leader than Gen. Hancock. Pure in charac ter anil life, a soldier without reproach, a citizen without .stain, his defeat in the campaign just closed was a national calam ity which will become mere and mere ap parent as the administration of Garlicld develops itself. Believing new that we voice the sentiment of the mass of the De mocracy of this county as well as of the country, we move from the field which was lest by treachery, and under the banner of Hancock begin the conflict for geed government which we believe will end with the election of Hancock in 18SI." Is his open letter te Garli eld, warning him net te play into the hands of Grant's friends Den Piatt uses the following rc mailcablc language : " It was your committee that investi gated that national shame called ' Black Friday,' wherein Fisk, Gould and Grant sought through the use of the national treas ury te enrich themselves al the expense of thousands of honest men. It is net my purpose te recall the details of that infamy. The chief criminal was tracked te the threshold of the executive mansion, and your committee passed a resolution calling upon the president te appear before the committee and defend himself from the damning proof that made him the chief conspirator. The night of the day that the resolution was passed you called with it upon the president. It was after mid night before you left the White Heuse, amazed and sick at heart, and at your sug gestion that very day the resolution was revoked. I need net say that you and I knew why that resolution was se suddenly abandoned. The fact that under the cir cumstances it was revoked tells the whole story. The very Democrats or the com mittee shrunk from the threatened ex posure." PERSONAL. A letter endorsing General B. F. Fisu Kit, of Philadelphia, for appointment as chief signal officer, signed by many law yers of Philadelphia, has been sent te Washington. He was eminent iu that ser vice during the war. At the opera matinee the ether day, a lovely and partridgc-likc young woman was overheard te say te another young woman whose plumpness suggested most bewitching dimples, "I went last night te see the Beknhakdt. When she came en the stage she did net leek wider than the stick of my fan, and when she sat down en the divan she did net make any mere show than a cord and tassel." The Georgia election for United States senator resulted as fellows : JesEi'ii E. Brown, Mfi ; A. R. Lawten, G4. Ex Ex Governer Brown was appointed by Gover Gover eor Colquitt, en May 19, last, te fill the scat in the Senate made vacant by the re signation of General Jehn B. Gorden. A great uproar was created by the appoint ment, but Senater Brown made a fight be fore the people and secured a clear mnjor mnjer ty of the Legislature. The series of letters from Europe which recently appeared in the Press, written by Mr, W. W. Kevin, are te be collected in book form and published under the title of "Vignettes of Travel ; Seme Comparative Sketches in England and Italy." The let ters are entirely recast, and the book will contain fresh matter en ether subjects. The general bearing of ihii work is in the direction of comparative study iu the so ciety and politics of England and Italy as contrasted with our own. A popular fea ture of the volume of immediate interest will be the personal sketches of Glad stone, Garibaldi, Cardinal Manning, Sara Bernhardt, Canen Farrar, Henry Irving, Dean Stanley, Mr. II. R. Hawcls and ethers of present European prominence. A woman tramp, aged 50 years was j henied te death near Meadvillc. Hercleth- ,-,,., caught husband ha irem a fire which she and her had kindled themselves. A DAY'S HORRORS. TWO TOWNS UUKNKD OUT. The Awful C Ire at St. Peter', Minn Kail Kail read Wreck and Less of. Life. About two-thirds of the town of New port, Ark., has been destroyed by tire. About two hundred families are tendered homeless. Less, 200,000. Anether Town Destroyed. A Bedie, Cal., dispatch says : Reports have iust been received that Mammoth City was destroyed by lire Sunday night. Ne particulars. Chemical Works Destroyed. The chemical copper works, employing sixty men, were destroyed. in Phceuixville, en Monday night, by a fire which origi nated in the cupola from the explosion of metal. Less, 620,000 ; partially insured. Went Through a Bridge. The construction train en the Dallas and Wichita railroad went through a temporary bridge four miles north of Galveston. Nineteen laborers were wounded and three have since died and ethers will die. Snow and Wind. A terrific stornref snow and wind has been raging throughout the Black Hills for the past two days. The cold is intense and the thermometer has been down te four degrees below zero. The Lehigh Valley Accident. The local train wrecked at Mill Creek en the Lehigh Valley railroad yesterday runs between Wilkesbarrc aud Pittston. It left the latter place at 10 a. m. with two coaches containing about twenty passen gers in all. The regular crew, save the conductor, were detailed for duty ea a special excursion run te New Yerk, their places being filled by substitute. It take about twenty-two minutes te run from Pittston te Wilkesbarrc. When the train crossed Mill Creek, the engine suddenly left the track and plunged down a steep embankment forty feet below. The tender and the two coaches followed. A number of men working iu the vicinity rushed te the sccne of the disaster and aided the struggling passengers te escape from the first coach, which has caught lire and was wrapped in flames. The steam hissed around the engine and mingled with the smoke of the burning car. Several of these en haud te render assistance went te the locomotive te leek out for the engineer and fireman. The following list of casualties are re ported : Themas M. McMahon, brakcnian, killed outright ; Jehn Sweeny, fireman, fatally scalded ; Henry Murphy, engineer, terribly scalded and shoulder broken ; Patrick McManamau, brakcnian, badly if net latally scalded ; Mrs. Margaret Tigue, of Pittston, haud smashed. Several of the passengers were slightly bruised, but en caped serious injuries. The cause of the accident is attributed either te a misplaced switch or an imper fect switch rail. The injured were all conveyed te the Wilkesbarrc hospital. The Minnesota .State Asylum. In the binning of the state insane as- sylum at St. Peter, Minn., only one wing of the building was burned. The struct urc occupied ten years iu building, and was completed three year. age at a cost or $500,000. The less by the lire will be from $100, 000 te $100,000, en which there is no insur ance. The cause of the lire is unknown. It originated in the basement of the north wing, which was destroyed. Dillcrent re ports state the less of life at from thirty te fifty, but no bodies have been found aud no one is .surely known te be missing. When the danger became imminent the superintend ent ordered the release of all the patients, aud it is probable that some were over looked iu the confusion aud burned, es pecially as some rooms quickly filled with smoke and could net be entered by the res cuers. There were 050 patients in the hos pital last year. The libratcd ones were cared for by the citizens. Probably some leek advantage of the opportunity te run away and ethers wandered oil" aimlessly. The scene at the burning of the peer in mates iu the hospital was heartrending iu the extreme. Se appalling a sight has rarely been witnessed. The patients iu the annex wing were males. Many of them refused te leave the building at all. They ran up and down the halls scream ing and crying, aud these who could net be coaxed nor forced out of the building became unhappy victims of the flames, or were suffocated. Seme were saved by lad ders and ethers by leaping from the win dows. Seme were nearly nude, sumo of them were shoeless and hatless, and all were exposed te the exceeding cold of the night. Many of the demented and crazed inmates fled as if for their lives and could net be overtaken or captured. Their suf ferings iu this frightful condition can bet ter be imagined tlian described. The whole catastrophe i.sa heartrending one. These who had escaped the flames were at large half clothed and were te be seen in all directions Hying in wild fright from these who attempted te save them. The air was bitter cold and the peer wretches with half naked bodies and bleeding feet were Hying about, hiding in alleys ami dark corners for some time. The capacity of the building has been tried te its ut most. There were ever COO patients and every inch of space was utilized. What will be dene with these peer creatures, turned out iu the cold ami their malady increased by the excitement of the occa sion, is a serious question. 1 here arc two ether buildings situated in the town which arc used, but they are already crowded. The asylum at Rochester is full and will doubtless be unable te provide accommo dations for any of the inmates of St. Peter. The number of lives lest by burn ing and freezing is estimated at from twenty te fifty. Dragging Out the Initiate!. Anether special says : While the Haines were slowly progressing the matron of the female department made all haste te get the inmates out and many of them ran shrieking into the snowdrifts in their night .clothes, even burying themselves in the snow, and had te be dragged into the barns and sheds, while these nearby wrap ped blankets and shawls around them. Hence intense suffering could net be avoid ed, as they had te be taken about fifteen or twenty reds through the snow te the nearest shelter, which was en a hill imme diately te the rear of the south wing. The actual number burned cannot be get at in any way at the present time, as many are known te have wandered away in the intense excitement that pre vailed. Several ladies were taken out of some of the rooms and halls, and several persons were get out into the halls, when they seemed determined te return te the flame?. One room, occupied by two men was broken into, and while one of the oc cupants had te be dragged out the ether was determined te remain in his warm bed and when dragged out he iusistcd en wait ing te be dressed. An old man brought from Minneapolis, named Adams, was taken out dead. The principal cause of the delay in getting a stream of water en the lire from the hospital hose arese from the fact that it had net been in use for se long that it required te be wet from end te cud en the outside with het water. Meantime the flames spread very rapidly from the basement, filling the halls completely with smeke and making it impossible te de anything at saving the inmates of the north wing except by putting up ladders and prying off fire screens from doers, tak ing the occupants out and actually cari-v- ing them down without clothing in many cases. At seme of the windows there were three or four begging te be saved from death, while the flames wcre burst ing from the adjoining windows. One peer fellow was dragged through a half open screen and badly mangled. Dying Frem Expemre. A list of these killed and hurt is net new obtainable. The superintendent of the asylum says there were net mere than twelve lives lest and probably as many mere persons were hurt and are suffering from the bitter cold of the night. Mere people are believed te be injured and dying from exposure te the weather than from burns. Other people say that as many as twenty either .perished in the flames or died en the hills during the night. Governer f tllseury neaas a nana of workers who are doing everything pos sible for the comfort of the distressed. He says he can make arrangements for the accommodation oft most of the insane of St. Peter, in the hospital houses. Mr. Carsen, of Minneapolis, has found the dead body of his father-in-law, Mr. Abrams. The rooms are being overhauled as fast as possible in the search for the dead.and the officers of the institution are making every effort te discover the whereabouts of the missing patients. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL, Henry Merrell, a wealthy Califeruian, seventy years of age, was found dead in bed at the St. Cloud hotel, Philadelphia. He retired in his usual health. A list of registered bends, footing up ever 8100,000, and ether valuable papers were found en his person. Bishop O'Hara, of Sorauten, who has arrived home from his pilgrimage te Reme, was given a brilliant reception en Monday. Bishop Shanahan, of Harris burg, who was en beard the same vessel, will be similarly honored by the Catholic congregations of Harrisburg te-day. It has been decided te held the fire man's convention at Reading en Decem ber 10. Delegates will be present from Bethlehem, Carlisle. Catasauqua, Oxford, Chambersburg, Hazlcten, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Norristown, Pottstown, Scrau Scrau ten, Shippensburg, Yerk, and ether places. In the breach of premise suit of Mary Simmers against James Wagensellcr, en trial in West Chester, the jury rendered a verdict giving her $3,000 damages. The plaintiff is a young woman engaged as a domestic in the upper end of Chester coun ty, and the defendant, a rich farmer, had been very attentive te her for nearly two years, when he broke off the engagement. William Lumas, aged 15, employed as a telegraph operator at Mount Union, alighted from a freight train at Alteena, and in the darkness net seeing an approach ing shifting engine, was struck, the wheels passed ever him aud the entire back por tion of his head, including the forehead almost te the eyes, was cut off and scatter ed about ever the rails. His right arm was also cut almost cntercly off. Superintendent Wiekcrsham has decided a matter which has caused much excite ment in Allegheny City. A local beard in that city claimed the power te decide whether colored children should be admit ted in the white schools or sent te sepa rate schools. The superintendent decides that the ward beard has no such power as against the beard of city controllers, who lie maintains can establish colored schools, provided they afford them the same cduca cduca cduca tionel and ether facilities enjoyed by white schools. STATE ITEMS. All the conductors en the Indianapolis and JcHeiKenvillc railroad have been dis charged for stealing. A Kamas railroad train ran at full speed into a herd of cattle, tossing them right and left and killing thirteen. Three inches of snow fell in the northern parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and .Maine en Monday, the first snow of the season. At Burlington, Iowa, Miss Jennie Spen cer, aged 23, a well-known, bright and fas cinating young lady, hanged herself in her father's cellar, using a slender piece of rope from a bale of hay. Willie Marshall, a twelve-year-old son of Gregery Marshall, of New Bridge, N. J., was .suffocated yesterday morning by coal gas. The servant girl filled the stove with coal and shut off the damper. The room was seen filled with gas, causing the lad's death. Full official returns of California show that Henry Edgerton, Republican, re ceives 507 mere votes for elector than docs .Judge Terry, the lowest en the Demo cratic ticket, and is elected. The ether Democratic electors have majorities rang ing from 87 te 143. The town of Colchester, Vt., is without justices, as the legislative committee has thrown out the vote of the town because a high barricade was placed in front of the ballet-box, se that voters could net see the box. The right te challenge was defeated and the boxes were taken away and the votes net counted the next day and no dec dec claratien was made at the meeting. A KOW IX CAMP. ICeptiUUuiin Charges of Election frauds At;itint Kenubllcan. Iu Cincinnati, Charles S. Fisher, a young Republican lawyer, was before United States Commissioner Heeper, en a charge of attempting fraud upon the ballet-box in the Third ward, at the October elec tion. He was arrested at the instigation of District Attorney Richards and an affida vit was made at Richards's request by the two Republican judges en duty at the polls, and J. G. Stewe, one of the Repub lican judges, testified that he found stamp ed ballets, such as had been put in the ballet box en the fleer, which Fisher suggested te him had been dropped from the box. On counting the ballets there were found te be fourteen mere votes than there were names en the pelljist. It was also found that the stamp mark en some of the ballets was net the same as that affixed by the ballet box. The testimony is net yet finished. A Traiii Wrecked by a Mule. As a north-bound passenger train en the Alabama & Gre.tt Southern railroad was passing Elyton, tup engine struck a mule standing en the read, and was thrown down an embankment twenty feet high, and wrecked. James B. McFcrren, son of Rev. Dr. J. B. McFcrren, agent of the Souther Methodist publishing house at Nashville, who was in the baggage car, wishing te escape, aud expecting the bag gage car te fellow the course of the en gine, jumped iu the oppesito direction. The baggage car fell upon him, crushing his body into the earth and killing him in stantly. A large number of passengers were en the train. Seme were slightly brtiiscd. Four Cennie Eloping Together Ereui One Village. Elopements seem te have beceme con tagious in Vincent, N. C. Four couples, all of whom had been forbidden te marry, met there by appointment yesterday and rede twenty miles away te auether village, and there steed up in a row before a min ister and wcre married. The brides were the daughters of well-to-de farmers in the adjoining county. Their ages ranged from 15 te 22. The grooms were all well-to-de and respectable young men. The oppesi tien of the parents te the matches in all except one case is said te have been en ac count of the extreme youth of the candi dates for the altar. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. S1LVKK WEDDING CELEBRATION. SrUUadt Reception and Anniversary of iiacoe a. isippe ana nue. The Reading Eagle gives the following account of the wedding anniversary of former Laacasteriaus new resident iu Reading : The beautiful mansion en the corner of Fourth and Pine streets, this city, was filled with a brilliant gathering Monday night, it being the silver wedding an niversary of the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Leippe. Mr. Leippe is the proprietor of the Ancher bend ing works, at the feet of Fianklin street. In addition te the stiver wedding celebration, there was a reception te Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Leippe, who were mar ried in r lttsburgn en the 11th instant, and the bride and groom were no small party of attraction in the spacious parlor of the mansion. The bride is a perfect blonde, of medium size and prepossessing appearence. The gas-jets in the hand hand hand seme chandeliers made the rooms and hall ways one blaze of light that shed a mellow radiance en the wealth of fine costumes displayed. The groom is the eldest son in the family aud at present book-keeper in his father's extensive works. The manage ment of the reception and wedding anniver sary was iu the hands of Jehn Kilne, Fifth and Laurel streets. The tables were most beautifully arranged, containing among ether things two pyramidal cakes of 35 pounds each the one a reception and the ether a wedding cake both of rare aud skillful design ; four immense fruit cakes, weighing 15 pounds each, geld cake, pound cake, white mountain, chocolate, cocoanut and lady cakes, besides a great variety of fine mixed cakes, choice candies etc. Twe large fruit pyramids occupied suitable positions en the table, which were beautifully embellished with flowers. At 11 o'clock refreshments were served ami as the entire party were surrounding the tables Rev. W. A. Leepold, pastor of Chestnut street Evangelical church, deliv ered a brief and appropriate anniversary address, pronounced a blessing, and the waiters served the party. Toasts, con gratulations and well wishes were exchang ed while James Hantscb, Miss Gussie Van Hern, Miss Mary Bachmau and ethers discoursed merry and cheerful music from a new and handsome piano. Beth parties received many beautiful and valuable pres ents of silverware, linen and ether goods. Messrs. Harry E. Eiscnbcrg and W. Scott Miller officiated as ushers. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Henry and daughter, of Lancaster. STOLEN JOOJS 1CECOVKKKU. Alter Being Hidden T'ittcen Years. About fifteen years age the residence of Rev. Dr. J. W. Ncvin, Caernarvon Place, was entered by thieves, who blew open the safe J- with gunpowder, and robbed it of all the silver and silver-plated ware. Rev. R. J. Ncvin, D. D.t new preaching iu Reme, ou the night of the robbery, occupied a room above that iu which the thieves were operating, and heard the explosion of the safe, but supposing it te have been the blowing up of a powder house, miles away, he did net raise an alarm, aud the thieves were enabled te get away with their booty, and nothing mere was heard of the stolen goods by the owners until a few days age, when they learned that some of the stolen goods had been buried iu a small barn en property recently pur chased bv Jehn Kamm, at the head of North Prince street. The thieves had no doubt carried their plunder te this barn, and there examined and asserted it, car rying away with them the solid silver and burying the plated ware. The thieves had tested the genuineness of the metal by breaking the spoons, forks and ether tabic ware. It is said the first discevety of the buried plunder was made last spring by some children whose curiosity led them te un cover a mound of earth which attracted their attention in the ground fleer of the shed or stable. Discovering some pieces of broken forks or spoons they were in duced te rcbury them "for luck." News of the finding recently incidentally reached the victims of the Ncvin robbery aud the marking of the ware lixed its identity. The thieves were no doubt har bored iu what was then the notorious Facglcysville, and buried the evidences of their guilt which they could net melt nor negotiate. Nothing of much value was recovered. ST. ANTHONY'S FA1K. A Uoed Supper and JWiisiu l.nst Kvenliig. Grant hall was crowded during last evening, the special attraction of St. An An teony's church fair which is there in pro gress being a bountiful turkey supper, which was served at the astonishingly low price of twenty-five cents. The table was continually besciged by hungry guests, there was an abundauce of fowls, baked te a turn, sweet and tothseme, while the side dishes were net forgotten, aud nicely cooked aud just as nicely served, were set before the visitor in tempting ar ray. The Eutcrpcan band was pres ent aud added pleasure and excite ment te the occasion by the rendi tion of a number of choice airs, and later in the evening a merry party surrounded the handseme cabinet organ, possession of which is being contested by Misses Lettie Frcgrcsscr and Lizzie Hinkcl, and kept up the lun by their lusty singing of a number of songs ; Miss Lizzie Strobel presiding ever the keys in her customary graceful style. A number of articles of miner value were chanced off, the lucky people being : Lizzie Ursprung, Katie Dechert, Mrs. Bachlcr, F. B. Hciscr, 3Iary Marien, Car olina Muntz, Emma Smith, Charles Mc Clarcn and Lizzie Demmel. The mere impertaut articles te he chanced off, including the handsome wax cress, the portraits of Fathers Kattl and Christ, the silver caster, etc., are retained until tewaitl the close of the fair, which will be open every evening until Monday next and also te morrow and Saturday af ternoons. The enterprise is progressing finely, as it deserves te, and thus far the receipts have been satisfactory aud encour aging. The Census et Non-Cembatnntn. Arrangements have been concluded te take the census of all the organizations which include as a part of their faith aud practice, the principle of non-cembatancy aud non-litigation. This will include a count of the Quakers, Dunkards, Menno Menne nitcs and the many miner organizations in the country holding te peace views. The supervision of the work will be in the hands of Dr. Henry Randall Waite, of New Jersey, and the practical part of the work will be dene by Heward Miller, of Lewisburg. Prof. Miller was supervisor of census of the Eighth Pennsylvania district, and upon the completion of the difficult and import ant task he has undertaken the numerical strength and geographical distribution of this excellent class of people will he known. Aside from its being a matter of great public interest it may prove of great benefit te the members of these fraterni ties iu possible emergencies. The census has a peculiar local interest, as Lancaster county will furnish a large proportion or the class te be numbered. Butter Stelen. This morning a basket containing five or six pounds of butter was stolen from the market wagon of David K. Beilcr, of Upper Leacock, which was at the time standing en Duke street oppesito the court house. While an accomplice engaged Mr. Beilcr's attention at one end of the wagon, under pretense of buying a pair of chickens, the thief stele the basket from the oppeBito end and ran oil with it. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man suspected of the theft. " THE INDIAN ABUSE.' A Senior Oration at F. A-H. College, E. Bacher, or Sanbery, Pa. by F. Te change, te develop new forms and situations, is a tendency in man by nature. He desires, pursues, obtains and is sati ated. He desires -something else and be gins a new pursuit. The prevalence and supremacy of this spirit was an essential condition te the discovery of America and its subsequent settlement. Through its power were found and rendered profitable the wild and uninhabited isles of the sea. In the gratification of his desires, iu ac cemplishing his pursuits, he sacrifices honor and right, the laws of nations he disregards, the appeals te his sense of jus tice find no entrance te his dulled con science. Stimulated by this power, no difficulty seems tee great for his natural strength, nor is any barrier deemed .insur mountable. With a concentration of his energies he madly rushes en, guided only by the hand of fate. lite result may be happy, even a it oe, the means employed are net always free from blame or reproach. Thus has it been especially with the discoverers and set tlers of America. Prompted by this desire they acted and, at first, did nobly and just. An inclination te a rapid growth seen seized them, and they forgetting that all noble growths are slew, exerted their utmost efforts in extending their domains and encreachinsr upon the rights of the Iudian. The woodman's axe rang through the forest, in the site of which seen waved fields of golden grain. Ner has its advance been checked', but along these shores, en which the timid deer was went te graze, arc new the scene of the lever's moonlight walk. In these happy regions, w here new the bustle aud confusion, the restraints and stiffness of civilized life, exert their rigid power, then reigned a savage solitude. What ence marked the abode of a happy tribe is transplanted te the West, and scarcely a vestige new re mains of the glory and power of the aborig inal inhabitants of the East. We beheld this change and we regard it a happy change. We recollect the means and manuer by which it was occasioned, it causes us a feeling of shame. Our bleed chills at the memory of past atrocities " at which communities grown gray in cor ruption would blush." AVc recall with horror the sufferings, the needless ills, which wcre inflicted upon the former in habitants, the rightful possessors of the East. Ner have the abuses, the shameful actions toward these people ceased. Their sufferings aud trials are coolly viewed by the Christian world. The dis appearance of this unfortunate race is witnessed without concern by our enlight ened nation. They make no efforts in their behalf, but are ever eager te accept the idea that it is their destiny. These still less skeptical as te this, de net hesitate te refer te the same in compensation for the violalatien of mutual treaties and the ttsurptien of their rights. Their destiny! Dismiss this evil thought. Te suffer, te vanish from the land, may be their let, but for us there is no need of crime. There is no fate te justify the actions of a nation in the wrong any mere than te justify robbers and gamblers in plunder. We speak of accomplishing our destiny. Se aid the late conqueror of Europe, and destiny consign ed him te a lene rock in the sea, a prey te ambition, which destroyed no peace but his own. Destiny ! Intoxicated with this idea it matters net hew we accumplish our fate. Te spread, te supplant ethers, this scents te be our ambition. Ne matter what in fluence we spread with us. Had we from the landing of Columbus then risen te a noble conception of our destiny ; had we felt that it was our work te carry freedom, rcligieu, science aud a nobler form of human nature ever this continent ; had we remembered that te diffuse these blessings we must first cherish them in our own borders, and whatever deeply and perma nently corrupts will make our spreading influence a curse and net a blessing, we should then have avoided the innocent deaths, the many depredations in which our history is se fertile. On the ether hand, renouncing and defying Ged's moral and eternal law we deny ourselves that greatness which otherwise would be our inheritance. Our idea of our destiny as related te the Indian has indeed wreusht evil. Through its blinding influence we disregarding all obstacles pushed forward. On our part the rightfully privileges of the red man were wauteuly violated. Net a moment of reflection was bestowed te consider if the steps which we wcre taking were these of right. As a consequence the Indian who opposed aud did net assimilate him self at once with our nature and life, with our aims and desires, was trampled down or compelled te recede. All his prayers te our conscience, his appeals te our sense of justice, his demands te our sense duty, were contemned. Thus has been the rela tion between the "red man" and "pale face " from the first settlement of Ameri ca until new. What vestiges still remain receive net even pity from the larger mass of men. Even yet what they possess is coveted. What is given them is begrudged. Their reservations arc ever infested by the avar icious and their claims arc used as a means te sate the cupidity of the spceiUating agent. If one of this unfortunate race is wronged he must bear it calmly. If his possessions are usurped he must peaceably give them up. If it is the will of the gov ernment he must release his claim te his former possession and wander whither it may direct. Who can view this condition and pass it idly by; iu whom it docs net stir a chord of sympathy ; he is wanting that religious feeling, te him is wanting that seiine of honor and duty becoming a man, his better nature is totally lest and he is a wreck of low ambition. Oh, wretched, degraded eue that will net meve at such an act, who will coldly leek upon a fellow-being se basely treated, in whom is lacking that delicate chord of human affection, which responds te the appeals of suffering man. This is severe, and it is mere severe iu that the most advanced of present nations has been the asrgrcsser. Were it of a bar barous or uncivilized people that thus we speak we mights well denominate it a fault, for in it that character is net already developed of which our nation should be proud. Fer us it is mere than a fault, aye, much mere, a vice of the lewest type. As a nation from' our very origin en ac count of treatment of the Indian aud our relation te him, we have been branded with deeds most dastardly, with crimes most infamous. What shall wc say of the Indians' con duct toward nS ? It will net furnish an excuse for our actions toward him, for his ill-treatment. His depredations and out rages, the massacres, of which he was the perpetrator, can in every instance be traced te causes which hover around the threshold of the white, who was the first te offend. The Iudian did net forget his cruel treatment. Ever did he held vividly in mind the kidnappers aud pillagers of whose crimes the whole Atlantic coast was the scene. Nay, his barbarous soul was reused that tender sympathy in his breast which in the white was blunted by his avarice was the principle and worthy meter of his deeds. His acts were te avenge, these of the white were excited by gain. In avenging he resorted te that most na tural te one of his condition. Did wc com pare the motives of the Indian, iu all his conduct, with these of white, hew sad would be the contrast ! We should then admit our own condemnation. Can these wrongs and injuries be ap peased ? " This is net possible. Wc cannot recompense atrocities of years age. We can seek te divert the evil for which ear ancestors were te blame. Let us think of the Indian aud treat him as a man, en dewed with rights common te all. Let ns net regard him as low, degraded and in human, for the majority are net. When we discuss or treat of him we must take into account the better classes only, as we would have them de with us. If a peo ple were rated according te its worst, the nation jtself would uet be in advauce of the people, it deems its wauls. Regard, then, only the better classes and we will be justified iu creating new relations be tween the red-man"' and the ''pale faces." Though new he is a ward (only iu name aud net in fact)- let our privileges be his privileges, our freedom his. Give him the protection of the law ; compel an observance of his rights ; tear away that almost insurmountable barrier which lias for almost four centuries separated him from the healthful and ameliorating influ ence of civilization aud his advancement willbcgiu. Retain him asaward, continue in net observing his appeals te justice, and te disregard our mutual treaties, we de servedly incur the reproach of the whole civtuzcu world. Continue tins and our memory will cause te posterity a feeling of shame. Reform, treat the Indian se that he will net feel like a hated monster. Ex tend te hint the hand of fellowship ftcely and cheerfully as we de it O the negre, the following generation will rejoice iu the fact that their ancestors threw oil the yokes of avarice and selfishness, under which their fathers labored, and allowed benevolence aud hnmauit) te influence and direct their acts. They shall see the peer wanderer of the forest, net persecuted and defamed be cause of his ignorance, but enjoying with us equal rights and privileges, the com mon gifts te all men fient their Creater. COL'KT OK UUAIirER SESSIONS. i:eUl-.ir November Term. Tuesday Afternoon. The grand jury re turned the following bills : True 'Bills : C. C. Schnadcr, selling liquor te miners ; Allen Ceble, larceny (-1 cases), entering outhouse te commit a felony (2 cases): Adam Gembe, fornica tion and bastardy; II. U. Ceble. larceny aud accessory after the fact te larceny (4 cases); William II. Wright, assaulting and resisting an officer. Ignered: II. U. Ceble, accessory te I.n ccny after the fact (2 cases). Cem'th vs. Amanda Tayler, colored, as sault and battery. The presecutrix was Mary Ann Picssbury, who testified that en the 20th of August last, while she was in a small alley near the Sumner house, which is ou Middle street, this city, the defendant struck her ou the mouth. The defense was that Mary Ann began the tight. The defendant did net recollect striking her. Jealousy seemed te have been the cause of the light. The jury rendered :i verdict of net guilty, with costs te 'i equally divided between the parties. B. A. Ki:i, convicted of attempting te ravish, was sentenced te IS months' im prisonment. Iu the case of .lehn M. Ebcrselc, charged with resisting an officer, a demuirerwa:; filed t the indictment. Allen Ceble, of Elizabethtown, plead guilty te five charges of larceny as fol fel lows : horse blanket and net, the prop erty of D. D. Courtney; a set of harness from Ahram llcisey ; a herse blanket and whip from .Jehn Hcrtzler; G pistols,!" knives and a sum of money from Jacob Dyer, and a blanket, a quantity of cigars and two dol lars in money front B. K. Blaugh, all of the neighborhood of Elizabcthtuwn. Sen tence was deferred. Auether indictment was preferred against the same defendant for stealing a set of harness from Jeseph Buminy, but iu this a verdict of net guilty was taken for want of sufficient evidence te convict. Cem'th vs. Adam Gembe, fornication and bastardy. Mary Miller was the pros pres ecutrix ; she testified that her child, of which itcfciidant is the father, was born en September 11 ; it was begotten in January, 18S0, in Yerk county. Fer the defense Gembe was called aud he testified that he was net the father of the child ; he knew nothing of the affair until he w:i arrested. Anether wituess was called te prove that the presecutrix said di-fnisila!!? was net the father of her child. William II. Wright, the colored boot black who is better known as "Tobe," plead guilty te assaulting and resisting Officer Leamau, of the city police force. He was sentenced te an imprisonment or four months. " Wednesday Morning. The grand jury returned the following bills : True Hills: Henry II. Geed, fornication aud bastardy ; Eitea Wassen and Richard Cummings, libel ; Urias Kendig, larceny; Jeseph and Mary Goedcndorf, receiving stolen goods; Peter Beas, W. F. H. Am wakc, Ellswerth Willard, alias Pcyter, Philip Dickel, Uriah Willburn, Jehn 31c 31c Cermick and William Phillips, lareeny. The jury iu the case of Adam Gembe, charged with fornication and bastardy, rendered a verdict of guilty. Sentence as usual. Henry 11. Geed, residing near Mount Jey, plead guilty te a charge of fornication and bastardy and he received the usual sentence. Cem'th v. Eliza Wassen, libel, two cases. It was charged that en the !)th of last June the defendant wrote two letters defaming the character of Mastha Andersen and Isaac Andersen, her father, of Salisbury township. It was shown that two libelous letters had been received, ene by Martha Andersen and another by Squire Slay maker. The commonwealth wcre unable l-te coni'ietf, the defendant with the letters, however, .'.nil tuts jury, under the instruc instruc instruc tionef the t'etiit, rendered a verdict of net guilty with county for costs. Cem'th vs Richard Cummings, libel, This case ;;iew cut of the same transaction as the one preceding it. It resulted in the same way and tin- same verdict was taken. Cem'th vs. Ellswerth Willard alias Pcyter, larceny. Seme time in April last two 80 pound pigs of leatl were stolen from a shanty en the grounds of the city reser voir. The lead was afterwards recovered at the house of II. K. Furlow en North Quecn street, Mr. Furlow's boys having found it in an alley. The commonwealth wcre unable te connect the defendant with the theft and a verdict of net guilty was taken. Cem'th vs. Jeseph Goedcndorf and Mary Goedcndorf. The defendants re side in this city and they are charged with receiving stolen goods. On the night of July 22, 1880, the store or Geerge W. Sleinmetz, in Ciay township, was entered by thieves. About WOO worth of cloth ing, calicos, delaines, shoes, jewelry, &c, were stolen. Seme time afterwards the house of the defendants was searched. A let of goods consisting of ready-made clothing, jewelry, shoes, &c., were found. Mr. Steinmctz identified same calico, de laine, j-welrv and ether property as being his goods. When the house was searched by Constable McDcvitt and Bewman Mary Goedcndorf was alone at home. She first denied having any stolen goods; afterwards she told Officer McDcitt that the goods wcre brought te her house by Abe Buzzard ; she also said she had bought some of the goods; Goedcndorf afterward-. t.'Id the officer that sonic goed3 were In ought te his house when he was away, ft was shown that Abe Buzzard has "been convicted at different times of larceny and that Goedcndorf was ac quainted with him. On trial. Judgment. Judgments by consent were entered i:x favor of the plaintiffs for $3,641.30, in the several suits ef Smith, Shaub & Kitch vs. the city of Lancaster, with stay of execu tion intil August 1, 1881. In the suit of Davis Kitch, jr., for the use of David Miller vs. the city of Lan caster, judgment by cflnscnt was entered, in favor of the plaintiff for $293.54, with stay of proceedings until August 1, 1881.