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LANCASTER DAILY 1JSXELL1GEJSCER SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 i880.
SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 27, I860.
The New Yerk Sun insists that the
paralyzed judges of the United States
supreme court should resign their offices
at once. Justice Hunt has been thus
disabled for mere than "a year but clings
te his place because he has net yet been
en the bench for the ten years necessary
before he can retire en a pension. Jus
lice Clifferd, lately afflicted, has net yet
made up his rnind that he is beyond re re
cevery. The Sun's preposition seet .s rea
sonable, but we cannot say that it j any
thing Averth while worrying about, that
these paralyzed judges remain te draw
their salaries which they cannot earn.
There are these among their fellow
judges who arc still mere seriously inca
pacitated for their duty, their trouble
being a moral paralysis which is infin
itely mere disadvantageous te the pub
lic than that of the body. They can de
a positive injury compared te which the
simple less of the salary paid te the
judges who cannot sit upon the bench is
very trifling. The nation has already
suffered damage which can never be re
paired in the miserable exhibitions
which its highest court has made of its
abounding political malevolence and
lack of judicial learning and impartiality.
The confidence that was felt in the fair
ness of this court is no longer entertain
ed, ami as new constituted it will never
regain the respect of the people and the
trust in the honesty and justice of its
judgments, especially in decisions having
a political bearing, which is necessary te
the repose of the country and the endur
ance of its institutions. There was a
time when none would have thought of
failing te yield a prompt acquiescence te
the law as declared by the United States
supreme court. Itcgarded as tltc bul
wark of the constitution against execu
tive encroachments ami the people's
pledge of safety against, the un
lawful exercise of power by these
who held it, it was held in reverence
and supreme regard, until of late years
it came under suspicion of partisan
ship and some of the judges were finally
demonstrated te all the world, through
their participation in the electoral com
mission, te he the tools of party and of
these who put them in their places.
It is impossible, we say, that this
court should ever have the public confi
dence! while such men as Bradley and
Streng sit in it: se that it matters little
enough that two of the judges are
paralyzed or that mere of them should
be. The chances aiv net bright that
better men would take the places which
the disabled judges resign; and we de
net knew why we may net congratulate
ourselves that two of the seats en the
bench are held by men who can de no
evil if they are powerless for geed.
Justice Clifferd has never done anything
te disgrace himself or the country, and
never will. As long at least as his mind
remains te him we shall net call upon him
te resign his place, te be filled by a presi
dent who was never elected or by one of
demonstrated moral depravity. A par
alyzed judge is preferable te a partisan
one. Who would trade either of these for
Judge Neah Davis, of New Yerk, who
has been named for an appointment, and
the very idea of whose .selection is enough
te turn the .stomach of every decent cit
i zen ?
A Dirty Set.
"Henry Clay Dean, the Western
orator, whose ideas are cleaner than his
linen, says that Garfield was elected by
' the combination of Beecher, who, for
two decades, has polluted literature, and
who was caught in crime, with Conkling
who has been prancing for years with
another man's wife, and Jugersell, who
read a writ of ejectment against Almighty
Ge.l and a jail delivery te hell."'
And it will strike most people that this
is net only a felicitous description of the
agencies that elected Garfield, but that
the candidate was strikingly in harmony
with the instruments. What a dirty crew
it is, te be sure ! and what a happy laud
te be thus politically controlled! Amid
their congratulations ever their success
there must be in the Republican heart
a deep disgust at the agencies
that helped te secure it, and at
the fact that their party spirit call
ed upon them te accept such help
and te support such a candidate. It
cannot be a cheerful thing te have elected
te the presidency a man whom half of
the people believe has sworn falsely, and
te have been the hired instrument of
these who sought te put their hands into
the treasury, ever which Garfield was
placed en guard :is the people's servant
and representative. Xer te have, as a
chief apostle of the party, a man e the
moral character of Conkling, who has
been hunted out of a betrayed husband's
house with a shotgun at his back, before
the eyes of the whole world.
The men who have guided the Itepub
Iican party in the past have net been red
olent of sweet perfume, and their sweet
ness does net increase with their years.
It was bad enough te put in the presi
dency a man who was willing te take
the place te whiph he knew he had net
been chAseii and who was ready te reward
with offices the instruments of the vil
lainy that promoted him. But.it speaks
far worse for the country that one,
proven by his own party friends te have
been faithless te iiis duty as a represent
ative and his honor as a man, should be
nevertheless elevated te the chief magis
tracy. We Democrats can stand it since the
disgrace is net of our fetching; but it
must siidly trouble the consciences of
such Republicans as arc embarrassed
wiCli any that their vole lias brought this
thing te pass. They quiet themselves
by believing, or pretending tee, that the
geed of the country required their party
te rule ; and that the dirtiest Republican
was, therefore, preferable te the cleanest
Democrat ; that is the meaning of what
they have" said in electing Garfield evt-r
Hancock.; for the purity of the one is as
conspicuous as the iuipurily.ef the ether;
They cannot be right. Xe party can
benefit the country that is vilely led, and
no sensible person can se believe. It w;is
het party spirit that lead Republicans te
sustain their disreputable bosses, and it
is just the insane impulse that will de
stroy the republic if it cannot beacon
Our neighboring city of Reading is in
a very bad way for lack, of water. The
dependance is upon the supply from
springs, and that has failed owing te the
dry weather. Why the city does net
seek its supply from the Schuylkill we
de net knew, but we suppose that the
springs were thought sufficient and their
water preferable. The idea was amis
taken one and the river will probably
have te be resorted te at last. Its water
ought te be sufficiently pure ; Phil
adelphia gets the same, and Har
risburg does net have anything
nearlv as geed in the water of the
Susquehanna. The people of the
city have geed cause te complain of the
lack of foresight of their rulers that has
brought them into the unpleasant trou
ble they are new in. Rut it seems that
the question of water supply is one with
which nearly all city authorities are
unable te properly grapple. There are
net many towns that are content with
their accommodations in this regard.
Lancaster is pretty well fixed in that it
does net sutler just new ter tack 01
water, but they tell us that our steam
pumps have mere than they can de te
keep up the supply in summer time, and,
that if they should bread down we would
have a famine certainly. Our water
wheels have net been operating for six
months or mere, owing te the lowness of
the water in the creek. The expensive
machinery which the city has put in te
utilize this power is wholly .useless. It
would seem that it ought net te be se.
It is hard te believe that, with the long
stretch of creek under control of the city,
no water power at all can be had, though
there always is water, and a geed deal
of it, running away. If the full is net
great enough at the present site in time
of low water, why net fellow the stream
down until sufficient fall is obtained ?
m m -
In yesterday's cabinet meeting Secre
tary Evarts announced that the two trea
ties negotiated with China had been
signed. They will be sei't te the Senate
immediately after it convenes.
Yesterdvy Arizona indulged in her first
legal execution of a criminal. Perhaps it
was the timidity of inexperience that
caused her te select a sevcutecn-year-eld
boy te begin en. She has plenty of full
grown men who deserve attention as seen
as she gets her hand fairly accustomed ie
Oxk-uai.k interest in the Columbus Daily
Times has been purchased by Jehn G.
Thompson, and, upon the expiration of his
term as scrgeant-at-arms of the Heuse of
Representatives, he will return there and
devote his entire attention te journalism.
The design is te make the Times the cen
tral organ of the Ohie Democracy.
Tiieke is a movement among the color
ed Republicans for mere recognition than
they have had. Senater Bruce, who is new
an Ohie man, by the way, is presented as
a suitable man for General Garfield te put
in his cabinet.. General Garfield will prob
ably prefer that this matter be net tee
The Disciples, a Western religious body
with which Gencial Garfield is associated,
have taken preliminary steps, through the
beard of the General Christian missionary
society, te build a new church in Wash
ington. As the object is te be attained by
contributions from the whole country, the
society has designated a man named Jo Je
seph Smith, of Cincinnati, te receive the
subscriptions. General Garfield's contri
bution is net stated. The Disciples hope
te lay the corner-stone about the first of
CeXCIlKSSMAX-EI.KCT StltANTON COlllCS
out in a double-leaded editorial in his
Scranton Republican, which we elsewhere
reproduce, declaring in the most emphatic
terms for "Grew Against Heyt" for
United States Senate. This will be mighty
interesting reading for some people, and
it is just possible that it nay vary the
monotony of the threat-cutting and all
that sort of thing in the Luzcrnc-Lacfca-wanua
district, which heretofore has been
confined te the Democratic camp.
The attempt of Father Moere te break
up the Hibernian ball at Ware, Mass., en
Wednesday night makes a sensation in
the neighborhood. The Hibernians will
probably bring suits against the priest,
who has been in Ware seventeen years.
He denounced the ball from the pulpit
last Sunday, and was promptly en hand in
an autc-roem te warn people away. The
ball was made a failure and the society
lest money because of his action. He says
their dances are immoral and he has te
oppose them from a sense of duty.
If it is true, as reported, that the empe
ror of Gcrmeny has directed that the ex
pressions of the foreign press en the Jew
ish question shall be submitted te him, he
is, in the judgment of the Philadelphia
1'clegraph, pursuing the path of wisdom.
"If he carefully reads what the most influ
ential newspapers published iu England
and the United States have te say with re
gard te the demand that the Jews shall
go, or at least shall step making mere
money than the Christian subjects of his
imperial majesty, lie will be likely te pick
up a heap of wisdom, and of a different
quality from that tendered him by the
court party who are understood te be at
the bottom of the anti-Jew movement."
The proposed Passion play production in
Xew Yerk excites the opposition even of
the Jews. Rev. F. de Sela Mcndcs, in
speaking at the Forty-fourth. street syna
gogue, Xew Yerk, en "Religion out of
Place," said that the Jew occupied a pecu
liar position iu referrence te the Passion
play. He has no interest in the matter ex
cept as he regards the beliefs concerned as
a younger product of his own religion. If
he thought of the suffering which had been
inflicted en his race by tbose who held
sicrcd the events which are te be displayed,
he might be indifferent. But by a long
and painful experience the Jew has become
a philosopher. He knows that religion is
necessary te the safety of society, and that
all is endangered when sacred things are
made te yield profit te a manager and
amusement te a mob. The earlier serious
representations of the miracle play cannot
excuse there modern exhibitions. The
serious purpose is lest, and there is a im
mense distance between the earlier priest
and the peasant audience and the theatri
cal manager and fashionable audience of
te-day. The Jew says "Jein all power
and influence that this thing may net be
te keep holy what is holy and te render te
Ged what is Ged's." The Jew who has
been martyrized by the Christian would
net se insult the latter, and Mr. Mendes
could net undersaud hew a Christian could
de such a thiug.
Jas. Freemax Clarke says that angels
with wings and arms are anatomically in
correct. Bnoxsex Alcott, the philosopher of
Concord, Mass., has kept a diary ever since
he was twelve years old.
Lord Coleridge, chief justice of the
common pleas of England, has been ap
pointed chief justice of the Queen's Bench?
vice Lord Ceckbum, deceased.
Governer-elect Perter, of Indiana, has
a very handsome home in that state,
which is new being refitted te serve as the
gubernatorial mansion. His Only daugh
ter, a tall blonde girl, will act as hostess.
Edward Haxlax, the' oarsman, will
leave England for home en the 2d of De
comber. A deposit has been made for
the Trickctt-Ress match en the Thames
en the 29th.
Governer-elect CiuriEXDEXjOf Missouri,
is te wear at his inauguration a one hun
dred dollar suit of clothes presented te him
by Colonel D. Patiick Dyer, his defeated
Republican competitor for the office.
General Grant docs net knew one tunc
from another. The ether evening while a
band was playing " The Last Rese of Sum
mer," he said, " I always did like 'Heme
Sweet Heme,' especially that part of it
which refers te the oaken bucket."
Ralph Walde Emersex has, in lectur
ing, employed but one gesture, and that
very seldom. When he utters some iiu
prcssive sentence he makes a grasping ges
ture, as though ft.-i7.ing some imaginary
object in front of him.
M. Gammetta ten ycais age, was one of
the handsomest men in France. His face
was a face of line lines and spiritual con
tours : his figure was lithe and graceful
He is still a man of striking piesence, but
he has no mere the almost poetic geed
leeks of his youthful days.
Prof. F. V. Haydex, the geologist, has
just received a cable dispatch from the
president of the Topographical society of
Paris, France, announcing that the society
had conferred en him its grand medal of
honor. Last year the medal was awarded
te Count dc Lesseps.
Mr .TLhTix McCarthy is engaged en an
other work similar te his sketchy "History
of Our Own Times" an account of the
first Reform period of the present century.
Mr. McCarthy is also writing a new work
of fiction, ami it is net improbable that he
will shortly come te the United States en
a lecturing tour.
A short serial by Mrs. Buuxeut, author
of ''That Lasse' Lewric's," etc., will be
gin in the February Scribner. Meantime
Mrs Burnett is writing what premises
te be her longest novel, for bcribncrs
Monthly. Its scene is laid in Washington.
Mr. Cable's new serial, "Madame Dcl
phinc," will also begin iu February, and
run through three or four numbers. Mrs.
Si-haycr's "Tiger-Lily" will be concluded
in the January number.
Fer Grew Against Heyt.
Since Governer Heyt's name has been
mentioned as a possible candidate fur the
next United States senatership considerable
speculation has arisen in ether sections
of the state as te the probable position of
his home member.; iu the Luzerne-Lackawanna
districts iu case the contest should
centre in caucus between Heyt and Grew.
We have taken the precaution of personal
interviews te obtain authority te declare
unequivocally and emphatically that the
Lackawanna senator and all of the live
Republican mcnibcrs-clect " in the two
counties named are and under all circum
stances will continue te be for Galusha A.
Grew for senator as long as he is a candi
date, against any opposing combination
upon Governer Heyt or any one else. The
iron-clad delegation, which thus proposes
te carry out the nearly unanimous wish of
their constituents, is as follews:
Slate Senater. Gee It. Heainnns..Twentieth dis.
Member i-li-ct, Philip II. Sceley. Second dist.
". .luint-s Geerge. ...Third district.
" ' .lelm S. LntenclicFittli district.
TliemaK 1'hiilips.. Sixtn district.
W. 11. llierliuy.... Seventh ilist.
As much as mutual personal friends of
the governor and Mr. Grew in this section
may deprecate se embarrassing a termina
tion of the senatorial contest as such as
issue between these two gentlemen would
involve it is but due te all concerned that
the facts of the case should be clearly un
derstood. Party managers and members
of both houses, who may be interested in
calculating upon the United States sena sena
eorship, will make no mistake iu putting
down Lackawanna and Luzerne as solid
Sometimes a pun or play en the name is
introduced, such as in the epitaph en Jehn
'-Here lies Jehn, a shiuin light,
Whebc name, life, actions, all arc White."
The following was rather epigrammatic
than epitaphic in regard te Rev. Jehn
'llcncath this spot lies buried
One Chest within another;
The euterchest is all that's geed :
Who says se et the ether V"
William Wilten, buried at Lambcrth,
certainly did net write the epitaph which
bears relation te him :
' Here lycth H W.,
Who never mere will trouble yec, trouble
Xer, we may safely assert, did Oweu
Moere himself pen the following :
" Owen Jloerc is "one away
Owin' mere than lie could pay."
Mere likely te be geuuiue arc these epi
taphs which involve a bit of logic, syn
tax, or grammar in their composition. In
a graveyard at Montrese is said te be the
"Here lyes the bodies of Geerge
Yeung end all their posterity
Fer fifty years backwards."
And in Wrexham church-yard as fellows :
' Here lies flve babies and, children dear,
Three at Oswestry, and two here"
Akin te this logical blundering is :
" Here lies the remains. et
Themas Milselm, who died in
Philadelphia March, 1753;
Hiul he lived he would have
Been buried here"
And another at Xettlebred, in Oxford Oxferd
"Here father and mother and sister and I;
We all tiled within the space of one short year;
We all be buried at' Wimble, except 1 ;
And I am buried here."
The steamer Katie, from Glasgow for
Xew Yerk, has arrived at Quceustewn,
after having- been at sea ten days. Her
decks wcrejswept and her engines are out
of crder. sii.
THE NEW ENGLAND DIVORCE MILt.
A Remarkable . Thanksgiving sermon
ISeartlles the Secial Tiger In .
His Den. (J
The Methodists of Fall River held a
union service en Thursday, the Rev. Jas.
H. Xutting, A. 31 , the pastor, preaching
the sermon.' 3Ir. Xutting has before given
some honest blows, straight from the
shoulder, when speaking el the many mat
ters which affect social life. His tex was
from Psalms Ixviii : 0 : "Ged setteth the
solitary iu families." He began by saying
that he should depart from the usual style
of complimentary Thanksgiving sermons.
There was iu the air a chilliness that fore
boded coming sorrow te the people. The
great questions new before us, pressing
itselt into every avenue 01 thought and
feeling, was labor. Rumer supplanted
actual knowledge, and a strike of .ill the
trades of the city was threatened. He
could net new depart from his chosen line
of thought te deat with this subject as he
should en Sunday evening next. A gross
injustice was peuding ; an evil of the
greatest magnitude threatened the peace
and comfort, even te the necessities of our
homes. It was unnecessary ; it was un
just. It would briug sorrow, only sorrow.
The strong hand of power would be raised
yet under Ged the strong arm of justice
anp right would triumph.
Suddenly changing his theme the speak
er entered upon what astonished his audi
ence and speke some of the bravest words
ever uttered iu a Fall River pulpit. After
pleasantly referring te Thanksgiving, its
origin and observance, he said : I regard
all these blessings te which I have referred
as emanating from and attributable te the
home. Whatever strikes at the home
strikes at the church and through that at
the government. Destroy these and there
is no government. Few of us realize te
what extent the divorce business has
grown iu this country, particularly when
we remember the fact that Reman Catho
lics and foreigners generally but rarely se
cure divorces. After making allowance
for Reman Catholic marriages, the ratio
of divorces te marriages, iu Massachu
setts in 18G8 was 1 te 13 ; Vermont, 1 te
13 ; Rhede Island, 1 te 9 ; and Connecti
cut 1 te 8. The Western Reserve counties
of Ohie, which are mere purely Xew Eng
land as te their population than any ether
! section of the country, Xew England net
excepted, make even a worse exhibi
tion, the ratio being here double that of
the rest of the state, Lake county being
worst of all, furnishing 1 divorce for every
0 marriages, the same comity being mere
thoroughly Yankee than any ether in
Ohie. Coshocton has only 1 te 47, and
Gallia 1 te 50, the population being foreign
and Southern, with hardly a Yankee, lie
then proceeded te charge the Yankee peo
ple, wherever located, with the offense of
seeking te destroy the American family
through divorce and worse crimes, and
vindicated the foreign element among us,
saying: " Divorces are of rare occurrence
among our foreign population. During
the past twenty-five years the birth rate
has decreased about as fast as the di
vorce rate has increased, ami where
the bhtli rate is lowest which is
where Yankees most abound the
divorce rate is highest. There is a close
connection between a low birth rate and a
high divorce rate," expressing his belief
that "the relation between the two is that
of cause and effect, the former being the
cause and the latter the effect. In the his
tory of nations there never has but three
times occurred such a breaking up of the
family as is new faking place among the
people of Xew England bleed when the
Greek and Reman empires were about te
fall, and during the French Revolution of
the last century, when 20,000 divorces
were obtained in France in 0110 and a half
years. Bad as this is, when population is
compared it is net equal te what is true of
Rhede Island and Connecticut of late
A SOLE SUKVIVOK.
Tim Terrible fcl.xncricnce of a sirandml Ves
The schooner L. D. Fisk, of Bath, Me,
stranded en the outward diamond shoal,
nine miles southeast of the point of Cape
Hattcras, en the Xerth Carolina coast, at
8:30 p. m., Xevembcr 22. The crew, con
sisting of bcvcn men, lashed themselves te
the rigging. At 3 p. m. en the 23d Cap
tain Snowman and seaman C. R. Lewis
were washed overboard and drowned. At
3:30 the mast fell and the vessel broke in
pieces. G. G. Snowman ami W. M. Snow
man get upon a piece of plank, leaving the
three ethers upon the bow of the wreck.
At sunset W. M. Snowman died of cold
and was washed off the plank, and at
1:30 a. 111., the 23th, G. G. Snowman, the
only survivor, landed en the hcach one
mile north of Cape Ilatteras, and walked
te the light keeper's dwelling, having been
iu the sea about ten hours and swam and
drifted fifteen miles.
Other Disasters en Water.
The steamer Bristelian, laden with
phosphates from Montreal, has been
wrecked en the Island of Anticesta in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence. Four of her crew
were frozen te death.
The pilot house and ether wreckage of
the steamer Simcec, which left Chicago
for Collingwood, Ontario, five days age,
have been found floating off JSt. Michael's
bay, Lake Huren. It is feared the crew
The steamer Beaver is ashore en Hare
island, opposite the Brandy Pets, in the
St. Lawrence river, Quebec, but her pas
sengers and crew arc safe.
The schooner Royal Arch, with a cargo
of coal, was totally wrecked off Point
Laber, Xeva Scotia, en Thursday night.
Xe lives were lest.
The bark Hetty Ellen, laden with grain
was driven ashore at Summcrsidc, Xeva
Scotia, during the recent storm and will
probably prove a total less. Seven vessels
leaded with produce, arc frozen in at Sum
mcrsidc. The following wrecks are reported en
the Newfoundland ceast: Big Ravens Ravens
weed, with fish, from Labrador for Xew
Yerk, abandoned in a sinking condition ;
schooner Voyager, wrecked en Otter Island
schooner Try Again, wrecked near St.
Peter's, one man lest; schooner Annie,
abaudencd off Scatary ; schooner Arabella,
capsized while en the way te the bay of
islands, . all bauds supposed te be lest ;
schooner Belle, with fish, from Labrador,
wrecked en the 10th hist ; schooner Ran
ger, lest en Ship Reck ; schooner Archi
bald, with cargo of fish and oil, wrecked at
A Sl-KAGUE KEBIINDKIt.
The Or eat Mewing Machine Company
The attorney for Mr. Zachariah Chafcc,
trustee of the A. & W. Sprague manufac
turing company, of Rhede Island, has at
tached all the property of the Sprague
mewing machine company for $1,000,000,
and the same has been placed en record.
The Sprague mewing machine company
was one of the projects of the Spragues at
the time that they had plenty of money,
and, like many ether irons they had in the
fire, was a losing investment. When
the final collapse of the Spragues
occurred in 1873, the Sprague mow mew
ing machine company was heavily in
debted te them as the A. &
W. Sprague manufacturing company,
and this attachment is made te square up
if possible the old account. The property
consists of eleven lets of land with build,
ings, situated en Fuller, Westficld, " Har
rison and Warren streets, Newport, fifteen
lets of land en Fuller, Sprague and Har
rison streets, and five lets of land en Har
rison and Wcstfield streets, together with
all the buildings and improvements there
on. The buildings mentioned in the in
strument are great shells and apparently
of bat little value. They have all been
closed since the panic, with the exception
of one, which was used for a short time
for the purpose of manufacturing oleomar
garine. Papers in the attachment are rc-
turnable te the courts en March 4, 1831.
A Raid te be Made en the Houses Frequent
ed by Congressmen.
The recent police orders iu Washington
making every officer responsible for the
existence of gambling houses en his beat
excites police and sporting circles. The
proprietors say it is simply for effect aud
conduct their establishments with the
same openness as before. " They dare net
touch a game when Congress is iu ses
sien," remarked eue. "There are tee
many members who play ajrin the name.
The police might catch the wrong ones
the men who made them. I've had a
dozen congressmen in my place ou a sin
gle night." The police ou duty in these
localities admit this difficulty. Xevcrthc
Icss, an officer in plain clothes was observ
ed near the entrance of a prominent gam
bling house, fixing the identity of visitors.
Gambling flourishes in the national capital
since the revival of geed times. Several
establishments run night and day during
the season, furnishing meals. Their pat
rons are chiefly attaches of foreign lega
tions, congressmen and government offi
cials, great and small. A general raid is
expected, of which the sports will be duly
notified beforehand and then the games
will go en.
ilairisburg sports enjoyed themselves in
a cock fight ou Thanksgiviug day.
Jeseph X. Brown, of Oakland, near
Pittsburgh, was caught beneath a falling
tree en Thanksgiving Day and killed.
Dr. Herman Rew, a prominent Alteena
physician, and a-brother of S. J. Rew, of
the Clearfield Raftsman's Journal, died
Xearly all the compositors of the Read
ing Eagle who " struck" because a couple
of female compositors were employed, are
back at their pests working alongside the
About ten days age a farmer near Pugh Pugh
tewu, Chester county, was observed mow mew
ing in his fields, aud actually cut and took
in a let of second or third crop hay se late
in the seascn.
William M. Bunn, publisher of the Phil
adelphia Snnday Transcript, was yesterday
held in $1000 bail te answer a charge of
libeling William J. Donohugh, collector of
The Reading literary society the ether
evening debated the question, " Resolved,
That an old girl makes a better wife than
a young one." The discussion was entire
ly in rhyme and entirely original, and re
quired nearly two hours te finish.
The Tuna Valley house, one of the lead
hotels of Bradford, was burned te the
ground Thursday morning. The family
aud servant girls b.ncly escaped with their
lives, losing all their clothing. Fer a
time the entire block was iu danger. Less,
$CO,000 ; insurance. $33,000.
. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL,
Only three schooners and three beats
were lest by the Gloucester, Massachusetts
fishermen this year, lorry-one lives were
The hook and ladder company's building
at Biddcferd, Me, was burned out en
Thursday morning, and James Welsh,
who was sleeping there, perished in the
The contributions te the Slcllarten mine
relief fund amount te $13,300. Relief
meetings have been held in Truro aud
Pugwash and committees appointed for
the receipt of subscriptions.
As the carriage of James Jehnsen was
crossing the railroad track near Lake Lake
weed, X. J., last evening, it was struck
by a freight train and demolished. Mr.
Jehnsen and his daughter-in-law were fa
tally injured, and an infant received slight
The barn of .1. C. Patterson, of Sussex.
Xew Brunswick, was burned, 011 Thurs
day morning with 30 head cattle and a
large quautity of farm produce, imple
ments, etc. Geerge Thompson, a young
man, was burned te death while trying te
save the cattle
The jury in the case of Jehn Snurr, en
trial at Fert AVaync for the murder of
Jehn Mayer yesterday, returned a verdict
of guilty and lixed his sentence at im
prisonment for life. Snurr's brother, im
plicated in tlse same offense, will be tried
The body of an unknown woman was
found in the backyard of a house en But
tcrficld street, Chicago, frozen still", and
lying by her side, also nearly frozen, was a
man named Jehn Kcan, from Green Bay.
Beth had drunk te excess the night be
fore and became helpless from liquor and
The charges against the chairman of the
Democratic committee of the Sixth Con
gressional district aud Warren county,
Mississippi, were dismissed yesterday by
Judge Hill, of the United States court, at
Jacksen". The case of the election com
missioners of Warren county was te be
argued last evening.
A Match Between Haitian and i.aycuck
A geed deal of interest seems te have
been awakened iu Londen en the subject
of the proposed match between Haitian
and Laycock. Numerous correspondents
have written te the Sportsman ettering
subscriptions toward" making up Laycock's
1,000, Haulan having stipulated, in ad
dition te tiic usual terms, a bet of a level
1,000. It is net yet known if this
will include the title te the chamion chamien
ship of the world se recently wen by Han
Ian. What at the beginning of the week
appeared very improbable aud almost im
possible new seems in a fair way of be
coming practicable, in which case the race
will be one of the most interesting events
ever known in the aquatic world. Although
Hanlan, when the challenge was issued,
seemed very indifferent, he new states
positively that if the terms are acceded te
he will sign articles te row in six weeks,
in order te show the world which is the
best man of the two.
Cerccting the Electoral Blunder.
In accordance with the order of the In
diana state beard of canvassers, the votes
of the districts were tabulated, and the ag
gregate vote of the state shows that Gar
field had 232,164 ; Hancock. 225,522 ; Wea
ver, 12,98G; Garfield's plurality, 0,G42.
The vote for governor was : Perter, 231,
405; Lauders, 224,452; Gregg, 14,881. It
has been ascertained that, except in two
precincts of Putnam county, the errors
which show votes enough for Themas W.
Bennett te defeat Parker arc errors in
transcribing by the clerks of the several
counties in these two precincts. The fault
is with the election officers, and cannot be
remedied. The state offices have agreed
te allow the errors of the clerks te be cor
rected, se that Mr. Parker will receive his
certificate of election and the total elec
toral vote of the state be given for Gar
field. First Execution In Arizona.
A despatch from Phoenix, Arizona,
says-: " Demetrie Domingues was hanged
te-day (Friday) for the murder of Mr.
Themas a year age. He was escorted te
the gallows by a strong guard, a rescue
navmg been .tureatencu, duc no attempt
was made. He was bat seventeen years
old. He left a written confession acknowl
edging his guilt. This is the first legal
execution in the territory, though it is
known that four men have been lynched,
and eleven ether rough characters, who
have suddenly disappeared, are supposed
te have been hanged.'
THE UIBLE SOCIETY.
The Annual Business Meeting.
At the annual business meeting of the
Lancaster County Bible society held en
Thanksgiving day in St. Paul's Reformed
church, the following resolutions were pass
ed relative the death-of Rev. D. P. Rosen Resen
miller, late president of the society :
Wueiikas. By the Providence of Al
mighty Ged Rev. D. P. Reseumiller has
been removed from our midst by the hand
of death, aud
Wuereas, Iu the death of Rev. D. P.
Resenmillcr the Lancaster Bible society
has lest net only its honored presiclcut.but
also one who for the entire period of his
residence iu our city has been earnestly
identified with its every movement aud te
whom it ewes te a very large degree its
present vitality and success, and
W hekeas, At this our first aunu.it meet
ing siuce his decease, we desire te put en
record our sense of the great less which
the society has sustained.
Resolved, That we, his associates, bear
testimony te his worth as a man, his ex
emplary character as a Christian, and his
zeal in pushing forward the interest of
Lnrist s Kingdom.
Rcsehcd, That we bear testimony te that
indefatigable energv iu behalf of our
society by which he brought it from a con
dition of indebtedness te its present con
dition in which it has been able togive aid
te the parent society.
Resolved, That our sympathies be cor
dially extended te the bereaved family;
and that our secrctaiy be directed te for
ward te them a copy of these, our resolu
tions. Hen. D. W. Patterson paid a high tri
bute te the deceased for the individual
efforts put forth in the interest of the
Bible cause in behalf of the society.
The society proceeded te the election of
officers for the ensuing year, which resulted
as fellows :
President Rev. J. Y. Mitchell, D. D.
Vice Presidents Revs. J. A. Peters and
Secretary and Treasurer D. S. Bare.
Corresponding Secretary Hen. D. W.
Executive Committee including the
above, Rev. E. Grccnwald, D. D., F. P.
Mayser, C. E. Houpt, D. A. L. Laverty,
J. B. Sonic, T. B. Barker, S. Stall, W. F.
Lichlitcr, S. II. C. Smith, J. C. Hume,
J. Lindemuth, and Messrs. James Black,
J. W. Hubley, Gee. K. Reed, Jehn S.
Gable, C. Moere. J. II. Cline and D. C.
A resolution was passed requesting the
different churches te baud iu their contri
bution te. the treasurer before next anni
versary, se that the same way hojembedicd
in the annual report.
The next anniversary meeting will be
held in St. Paul's M. E. church, February
5. 1SS1, aud an adjourned meeting of the
society will be held en Tuesday evening
after the third Monday of January next,
te complete arrangements for the anni
versary ou February 5.
The Victim et the Ithr Bridge Accident.
The man who was killed by the cars en
Thursday a short distance cast of the Big
Concstega railroad bridge, the particu
lars of which have already appeared in the
Ixtklmgenceu, has been fully identified
by Lawrence Smith and Mrs. Hctsiie, of
Columbia, as a Swiss named Max 1 epe,
who canto te this country net less than a
dozen years age, and who has traveled
through all parts of the United States,
aud in Brazil and ether parts of Seuth
America. Iu the valise of the dead man
was a likeness of himself and a like
ness of Lawrence Smith, given te
him by that young man about a year
aud a half age. Mr. Smith remembers
htm as a laborer en the Columbia &
Pert Deposit railroad several years age
and Mrs. Hcltshc remembers him as one
of her boarders. He was a stone cutter by
trade and worked in Philadelphia, St.
Leuis aud ether places. I fie was last seen
iu Columbia about three weeks
age, when he said he was going
West, as wages were much better in
St. Leuis than iu Philadelphia. He "is
said te have been well educated, an excel
lent workman iu marble work and a
steady, sober man, though given te roam ream
ing. Among his effects was found a pawn
ticket issued by Jeseph I. Harvey, comer
of Fifth and Seuth streets, Philadelphia,
dated October 1 1, 1880, showing that the
holder who gave his name as Moere had
borrowed $1.50 en a coat and book. His
wanderings appear te have been somewhat
erratic. He was in Philadelphia en Octo
ber 11, was in Columbia about three
weeks age, aud from there took the cars
for Pittsburgh ; he was in this city en
Thanksgiving day and bought at Baker's
drug store a box of cold cream for the
lips, the box being found in his valise
after his death, and he was killed while en
his way, apparently, te Philadelphia. His
age was about 40 ycais and he is repre
sented as being a very entertaining com
panion, being able te give graphic descrip
tions of all the many places in the world
that he had visited. A part of a letter
in German, apparently written by him in
18G0, at Philadelphia, and addressed
te "dear brother Herman," speaks in af
fectionate terms of his father, sick mother
aud sisters ; and from the tone of the let
ter it would scum that the " pharisaical
priests " had blamed him for some
offense, of which lie was net
guilty, and caused him te leave
Switzerland. Mr. Smith says he has
frequently heard him say he had no rela
tives in this country, but that his parents,
brother and sisters lived in Switzerland,
but he forgets the address.
The remains of the unfortunate man will
be interred in the county burial ground
connected with the almshouse.
Sale of Druiuerc Township Lands.
Jacob B. Miller, trustee for the estate of
Benjamin Graft, deceased, sold at public
sale the following properties en Thursday.
They are adjoining each ether and arc en
the Scotland read, about a mile and a half
southwest of Quarryville :
Ne. 1. The tract of 140 acres aud (13
perches en which arc geed buildings, te
J. Frank Xcwswangcr for $50.55 per acre.
Ne. 2. A tract of 32 acres and 137
perches, with leg house and stable, te
Ames Miller for $34 per acre.
Ne. 3. A piece of improved land with
no buildings, containing 20 acres, te Aldus
Aumcnt for $30.10 per acre.
Ne. 4. A piece of improved land without
buildings, containing 10 acres and 52
perches, te Ames Greff for $20.05 per
Ne. 5. A weed let of G acres and 20
perches, te Abram Brubakcr for $41 per
Upset et a Sleigh.
This morning two countrymen were driv
ing along West King street, and when they
arrived at the corner of Prince their
sleigh caught in the street railway track
and was upset. Beth were thrown out
and a let of groceries, &c, which were in
the sleigh were spilled all ever the street.
Neither of the men was hurt nor was the
The funeral of Jacob Bair took place
from his late residence en Seuth Duke
street, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. It was
largely attended and the interment was
made at Woodward Hill cemetery.
The Mendelssohn alntec at Fnlten nail.
The appearance of the Mendelssohn
Quintet nt Fulton opera house last night
was greeted by an audience remarkable
chiefly for its limited numbers, and the
most charitable construction that can be
put upon this manifest lack of apprecia
tion of high art in music en the part of the
community is fc suppese that the unfav
orable weather and dangerous condition
of the sidewalks deterred many from ven
turing out of doers, who otherwise
would have been eager- te cm
brace the opportunity of hearing
this famous organization. The Mendelssohn
is composed of five gentlemen as fellows :
Isider Schnitzler. violin; Ernst Thicle,
violin ; Themas Ryan, clarinet and viola ;
William Sebade flute and viola ; Frederick
Giese, violoncello. Each man is a thorough
master of his inti titneut and it is practical
ly impossibly te imagine any mere perfect
execution than distinguishes their per
fermance, which is the very poetry of
music, and conveys te the apprehension of
the cultivated audience with wonderful fi
delity the inmost conception of the compo
ser and all the occult beauties of his work.
The pregramme last evening was selected
with admirable judgment and artistic
taste and we present it iu full.
Quintette in U-ilat. Op. S7. Mendelsehn Alie
Preeh's Air ami Variations Prech.MUs
Concert Ter Flute, en La .Seiinamliula Tef
sliack. Willam elile.
IJnartet. entitled. -The Millet v. l'lt'ttv
it. The lU'elunitiei!.
l. Tl! Mill.
Fanta-le ter Violin en Gijwy Alls S.iru
sate IsMer Schnitzler.
Keinuiuv for Clarinet Kvau. Tliuma
Scherzo ti-em Quartette Ne. J, U. W Itu-liiitstL-ln.
Sole for Violoncello en " l.rs ileslr." Ner
vals. Frctleriete tJU-se.
Seng. "Oh, l.evinir Heart. Trnt On" t.ott t.ett
M'luilk. MNsMaiie Xelliiii.
March from the Kuinset Athene l.eetheven
(Arranged for Quintette.)
The performance of the quintet was sup
plemented by the fine singing of Miss Marie
Xellini, whose fine soprano voice, of
large compass and excellent texture aud
volume, wen her the admiration of the au
dience which was manifested iu the abun
dant applause bestowed upon her efforts,
and which indeed rewarded all the mem
bers, being especially marked after Mr.
Giesc's sole en the violoncello.
A ni'SINKSS IIUOM
Tliat Did tint Iloeui Ilnetuingljr.
Seme time !at June there Arrived iu the
village oft Jiurryville a stranger (with a
Bardolph m?c) who gave himself out as
Dr. Keck and en the lookout furore lauds.
After a considerable amount of chin, &e,
he succeeded in getting a lease 011 Mrs.
Rehrcr's properly, near the Iluck. as well
as en several ether properties. Before he
had commenced work rumors cv.tnc around
of some rascality he had practiced in Ches
ter county, but he was a sly one, and he
succeeded .in gulling in some hands and
going en. and since then has been working
the Itehrur bank and selling the ere te
Peacock & Themas as fast as he made it.
During the campaign he took a very ac
tive part in politics, going se far as te dis-"
charge all the Democrats he had employed
and publishing it all around that if Ian
cock was elected he would step mining.
He would often give expression te the
saying, " What would the peer men de if
it was net for us iron men;'' and, taken
all in all. lie was the Sir Oracle of the Re
publican patty around New Providence
where he leafed considerable, and where
he had many admirers.
Well, the election is ever and se is Dr.
Keck. He has gene where the woodbine
twinetfi, and "though lest te sight," he
is "te memory dear." .fust before last
pay day, the l"ith of this mouth, he went
te Lancaster, lifted nearly all that Pea
cock owed him, some four or livediundrcd
dollars, and left the country, leaving all
his debts, which are ever six hundred dol
lars. This is exactly the same trick he
did iu Chester county, and which was told
te the parties with whom he was dealing,
yet he get away, leaving laborers, haulers
aud everybody else stick. Se much for
Dr. Keek's professions and the gentlemen
who were se very anxious te protect him
from the slanders against him before the
election. And hew they would like te
catch him new !
Ilrllllant Inpti.tls in Lubunen.
Thursday evening Capt. J. Leigh Hall,
of San Antonie. Texas, was married te
Miss Bessie (.'. Wcidman, youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. Jehn Wcidman. of Lebanon.
The ceremony took place iu Zion's Luther
an church. Lebanon, Rev. William H.
Dunbar officiating. The bridesmaids were
Ella Liviugoed, of Reading, Nellie GI011
ingcr, of Lebanon, and Helen Wcidman,
of Pettsvilie ; groomsmen, James K. Hall,
of Greensboro, North Carolina. Capt.
Wm. A. Thompson, 4th Cavalry. U. S. A.,
of Bait i nunc, and Casper Dull, esq., of
Harrisbnr ; ushers. Barge C. Wcidman,
of Pettsvilie. Andrew Glentnger, of Leba
non, and Ode Ueyd. of Cornwall. The
precession entered the church in the fol
lowing order : The ushers ; Miss Ella Liv Liv
ingeud aud ."dr. Casper Dull ; Miss Helen
Wcidman and Capt. Thompson ; Miss
Nellie Gletiinger and 31 r. James K.Hall;
the bride en the arm of her brother,
Grant We'd nun, esq. A reception was
held until 1 1 o'clock at the residence of
the bride's met her. The wedding presents
were numerous and elegant. The happy
couple left in the 1 1:40 p. m. train, 011 an
extended tour through the Seuth, prepara
tory te eing te their futttre home in
Texas. The bride is eue of Lebanon's
Court of Common I'lean
Cem t met this morning at nine o'clock.
In the upper court room the case of
Henry C. Hauler vs. David G. Swartz is
yet en trial before Judge Patterson. The
defense is that 3Ir. Swartz was te have no
compensation for the fc.ile of plaintiff's
bends; they were scut te him without
condition ; he put them into the hands of
Leng, but he was net negligent and docs
net think he is liable new : he paid Mr.
Ilauscr the dividend, amounting te $420.45,
as he thought the auditors would allow
the whole sumj ($1,000) as a preferred
claim. The plaintiff new ewes him the
amount paid. The case will occupy the
In the lower court room the case case of
Jacob Marklcy vs. Menree J. Burkhelder,
David Keath, Rcilly Sheplcr and Jehn
Leng, is en trial.
Stelen Goods Kecnrcred.
Last spring $ number of articles were
stolen from the restaurant of Harry Myers
in the basement of Lechcr's building, Cen
tre square. A day or two age a portion
of the goods, including a chinchilla over
coat belonging te Mr. Grecnawalt, the
bartender, and a number of towels belong
ing te .Mr. Myers, were found iu possess
ion of a colored man named Jehn Thomp
son. Thompson has been arrested and
ledged in jail for a hearing before Alder
man Spurrier ou Friday next.
We are indebted te Mr. Wm. P. Smull
resident clerk of the Pennsylvania Heuse
of Representatives for a copy of the "Leg
islative directory with past addresses of
Senators, Members of the Heuse of Repre
sentatives and heads of departments," for
the session of 1S81. The directory is neatly
printed by Lane S. Hart, state printer, in
pamphlet form, 28 pages with paper cover,
and willbe found convenient as a book of
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