Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, December 02, 1880, Image 2
.-, LANCASTER DAILY IKTELLIGENCER THURSDAY DECEMBER 2 1880. Lancaster intelligencer. THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. 2, 1880. The Treasurer's Acceant. The finance committee of councils seem te be unanimously at issue with the city treasurer en the question of the correctness of his account. This una nimity of the committee would carry with it! a supposition that the committee was right, hut for the fact that a little while age they presented another report en the same subject which they new admit te have been wrong. The statement they make of their difference with the treas urer is net sufficiently full te let the peo ple clearly see the matter at issue. They report apparently a deficiency in the treasurers accounts of some seventeen hundred dollars and create the im pression that he has been found te have really received that much money with which he has net charg ed himself, and they ask that the city solicitor be instructed te collect this sum. A careful examination of the report, however, shows that a part at least of the alleged deficiency consists of moneys which have nel been collected by the treasurer, but for which the committee say that the law makes him liable by reason of his net having reported by a certain time the fact that they had net been paid te him. What the law may b in this regard we de net knew ; but we de knew that the citizens of Lancaster de net desire that moneys which their treasurer has net received should be collected from him. If the law requires him 10 notify the fact of non-payment, and he has net done se, it is right that the law officer of the city should be asked te compel him ' te de his duty, but he ought hardly te be held responsible, for such a neglect, for the payments of taxes which he did net get and which it was net his duty te collect, unless they were offered te him. We judge from the report of the finance committee that the real grievance it has against the city treasurer is that he will net exhibit his bank account. By the questions which they report that they put te $. they seem te believe that he docs net have en deposit in any bank the sum of money which he acknowledges that he .ewes the city. And no doubt that suspicion is justified. There is no doubt either that the city's interests demand that the city treasurer should keep the city moneys separate from his own and en deposit in a reliable bank. But the city has net se provided. It has elected a treasurer whom it has required te give it bail in an amount fixed by it; and it has net provided where he should keep its moneys. It has therefore no right te demand that the treasurer shall inform it where its moneys are. When he correctly reports the amount due by him te it, he has reported all that can be demanded from him. They must be sat isfied with tiie knowledge that his bail is geed and responsible. We agree that this is net a sufficient satisfaction, since no man can be full' trusted, and bail have very slippery ways of getting out of their responsibility when they are caught, and the law's delays in I'.elding them are very annoying and ex pansive. Tin city councils would de well at the first opportunity te enact that the treasurer shall at all times keep the balance due the city en deposit in bmk te thecity's credit. Theu its finance committee may demand te see the treasurers bank book and satisfy itself that the city's moneys are within its grasp. But there is no need te charge the treasurer with money he did net get, beeasi.se the committee is net sure that it will get. when it has a right te call for it. the lMiiiiey he did collect. Steam Flogging. Mr. Henry Bergh has net lest all his geed .-ense in "lis lifetime of devotion te the interests of the brute creation. One often has occasion te think, in hearing of his proceedings, that he permits his sym pathy for dumb animals and his entliusi :isni in his life work te cloud the intelli gence of his endeavors and te force him ever the line which common sense sets up against his definition of cruelty te an imals. Manifestly Mr. Bergh has no sentimental feeling which keeps him from desiring te inllict pain en man wJipu man deserves it, and he shows plenty of vigorous geed sense in discuss ing the subiecl of the proper punishment of criminals. His preference for whip ping is one which we decidedly entertain, awl which is growing daily in popular favor", owing te its obvious and positive advantages' There is nothing urged against it save that it would have a ten dency te lower the self-respect of the criminal sufferer. But, as Mr. Bergh aptly remarks, the self-respect of the professional criminal is net of a kind that is entitled te consideration. There is nothing of it te save. There is no doubt a prejudice againt flogging which has come down from the days when it was the punishment of sailors and slaves, for every sort of offense; it then grew into deserved dis repute : for it is net te be disputed that it is a degrading punishment and one net te be indicted lint for a crime that has ;;hewn already the degradation of the criminal. There has grown up in this ceuiliyy t great class of professional criminal' or every degree ; and certainly, te men who make a business of crime, the lash would, be a fitting retribution. They are deliberately" evil and arc net entitled te the cnnsid3f3tieii properly extended te the impulsive violator of the law. Mr. Bergh Y. head is level also ou the method of administering the punish ment ; one great objection te which is the practical difficulty of executing it, decently and with equal justice te all. Mr. Bergh asks for the invention of a machine that will work by steam power, and no doubt ibis will come with the necessity for it; just as that neat instrument of quick dispatch, the guil lotine, came when it was wanted for wholesale beheading. There is no dif ficulty in imagining a proper steam Heg gin It might fellow the guillotine ilea ; orreight be put up in the style of a sausage stutter, intef'which the crim inals could be rapidly fetl at one end of the tubs and be dropped out adequately dogged at the ether. We have no fear but that when dogging comes into fashion plenty of humanitarians will place at the service of the state, free of charge, most excellent devices te polish off the guilty with neatness and dispatch. Let it come. FKBSONAL. A. grand reception will be giveu General Grant upon his arrival in Washington December 13. Mr. Ctrcs H. McCekmick has given another large sum 8100,000 te the Chi cago theological seminary. Cardinal JIcCleskev expects te visit Charleston and ether cities in the Seuth within the next few months. "It is proposed in Clearfield county,' says the Wellsboro Agitator, "te put Sen Sen aeor Wallace at the head of a railroad company." Senater Lamar, of Mississippi, is in very feeble health, and it is regarded as possible thar he will never be able te leave his home or take his scat in the United States Senate. Hayes it said te be troubled by the question as te whether or net he shall put his message in print. He fears that if he should give the message te the printer the newspapers will get heid of it in advance of its delivery. Abraham Lincoln's old home at Spring field is reported by the Sangamon, Illinois Monitor te ba "a calaboese for vagrants." The building was vacated by a bearding housekeeper recently and since then tramps hhavc found lodging therein. Jami;s Clei'iiane, au old and well known printer of Washington, died yester day in that city, at the age of GO years. He was a Scotchman by birth, and assisted as a compositor in the setting up of the Waverley novels. His cennec tien with Washington journalism extended ever a period of fifty years. MINOR TOPICS. A new Democratic paper, for which, it is said 150,000 has been pledged, is te be started in Brooklyn, New Yerk. Gen. X. P. Banks lectured iu Chickcr iug hall, New Yerk, last evening, en "The American Volunteer." Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, presided. General Grant was seated en the platform, and made a brief address after the lecture, referring te the services rendered by the volunteer system of the country. Teun T. Crawford, an eccentric man, who died in Cincinnati about fortnight age, left an estate for the building of a home for aged colored men. The will di rects that the home shall be built en a trit of 1812 acres en College hill, but it caunet be probated, as one of the witnesses is dead, and the ether, Jehn K. French, is a soldier in the regular army somewhere in the West. The property is variously estimated is worth from $.10,000 te $100, 000: Tnes. J. Brady, second assistant post master general, has purchased the control ling shares of the National llepuhhcan of Washington, and will assume full editorial and business control en the 1st of January. Mr. Clapp, who has controlled the paper for several years, retires. The paper has been in a precarious condition for some time, and Mr. Clapp has grown weary of the responsibility. Mr. Brady is expected te speak with a geed deal of authority for the Garfield administration. An Indiana congressman is of the opin ion that Harrison's chances for the United States Senate arc net really se geed as they appear en the face ; that there is a strong combination of all the ether contes tants, moved by the common purpose of " anything te beat Harrison." This com bination leans towards Orth, the strongest man iu the field. Orth's friends attribute his withdrawal from the gubernatorial tick et te Harrison and will strain every point inside party lines te defeat the latter. ' LATEST NEWS BY MalL. A temperature of 7C degrees iu the shade was experienced in New Orleans yester day. A tire in Durham, North Carolina, de stroyed eight stores and factories and several ether buildings, causing a less of about $40,000. The steamer State of .Pennsylvania, which arrived at Glasgow from New Yerk, lest her boatswain overboard en the pas sage. The receipts of hogs at Chicago during November, were 1,104,000 head, a larger number than were ever received in one mouth at any market. Shcre Ali, who governed Candahar under the British throughout the war, has ob tained the viceroy's permission te retire te India, with his family. Frem some unknown cause the train due at Leck pert, N. Y., about 8 o'clock, yes terday morning ou the New Yerk Central read jumped tliree miles west of the city. Three persons were injured. The track was obstructed for some time. The secretary of the interior issued an order, yesterday, providing for an addi tional 50 Indian pupils te be educated at the Hampton, Virginia, cchoel, and an ad ditional 100 te be educated at the indus trial school at Ferest Greve, Oregon. The electieu commissioners of Warren county, Mississippi (Gen. Chalmers is dis trict), charged with violation of the elec tion laws, were acquitted yesterday by direction of Judge Hill, of the United States court. At a meeting of the Louisville & Nashville railroad directors iu New Yerk yesterday, Mr. H. Victer Newcomb ten dered his resignation. In his letter of withdrawal from the position of president Mr. Newcomb recommends the extension of the Memphis division into Arkansas and asks the beard te complete the Knox ville branch at once. All the mail trains due in New Yeik yesterday mrruiug were behind lirne, en account of the snow. The snow-fall in New England was especially heavy. In New Hampshire six inches fell, and the reads were obstructed drifts. A furious northeast snow storm prevailed along the Hudsen river yesterday, the depth at Ren- deni being eight inches. It was believed this sterRt would end river navigation be tween CatskHI, uuasen anu nonueut. Casting ttft Klecteral Vete. The electoral colleges of the different r.tatcs met yesterday, and cast their votes for president and vice president according te their political complexion. There was no meeting of the electors of Georgia, ow ing te the state law which provides that the meeting of the electors shall take place en the Wednesday following the first Mon day in December, instead of the first Wed ncsday in December, as ordered by the United 'States statute. It is clahnsd by Republican lawyers and officials in Atlanta that the electors hate no right te meet and vote next Wednesday, and say therefore Georgia's electoral vote may net be counted for Hancock and English. UEJfKIT BERUU. He Entirely UpaeUa Frixra Reform Confer ence by Suggesting Whipping Scamps by Steam. Carrying nis Audience With Uim Applause ter- lilts urmiur nnu v vry ajiuit? Meney fur. the Cause. A meeting was held in Cooper institute, New Yerk, en Tuesday eveuing, under the direction of "The Gilbert Library and Prisoners' Aid society," te further prison reform measures and projects tending te a diminution of crime. The attendance was net large, and the Rev. G. W. Slackie, chaplain of the beard of managers of the society, in calling the meeting te order, said he could net account for the fact that of the clergymen announced te speak only one, the Rev Dr. Armitage, was present. All the ethers had premised te be there. Mr. Charles A. Bunting, manager of the Christian Heme for Intemperate Men, was made chairman, aud seen afterwards the Rev. Dr. Gottheil, Mr. Sinclair Teuscy and Mr. Peter Cooper came m. Mr. Mackie was the first speaker. He briefly presented the objects and claims of the society. It had been organized in Ma)', 1877, and its leading objects were te have libraries put iu all penal institutions ; te give incentive te all prisoners te reform ; te obtain legislation separating young crim inals from these elder ; te institute even ing schools in ail penal institutions, and te help prisoners, alter they arc released, te obtain employment. Of ever G3.000 crim inals imprisoned in the United States 40 per cent, were illiterate, winie 43 per cent. were between twenty erthirty years of age. These facts showed the necessity of edu cation. Almest all discharged prisoners were peer, and they needed a helping hand te prevent them from again falling into criminal courses. The work of the society which has been se well begun by Miss Linda Gilbert, its founder, had grown te such proportions thata large permanent endow ment of nearly a million of dollars was needed te carry out its objects. Dr. Armitage said he did net wonder that se few of the doctors of divinity were present, because only five minutes were te be allowed te each speaker. He thought that mere radical beneficial measures than the establishment of libraries were neces sary te accomplish the ends aimed at. Dr. Gottheil made a plea for fair play for convicts, and favored the kind aud leni ent treatment of prisoners. A man disor dered in his conscience should net be treat ed like a demon, but should be given a helping hand te lift him up te a higher piano than he occupied. Mr. Henry Bergh was called from the audience and surprised and electrified all present by differing radically from the sen timents expressed by the previous speak ers, aud vehemently and pungeutly an nouncing himself in favor of whipping men into reform. He said : " I had no mere idea of speaking when I came te this meet ing te-night than I had of dancing a pas st-ul (laughter). But yen have called en me te s;eak and you must take the conse cense qusr.ces. All I shall say will be in direct opposition te the sentiments that have been here expressed. (Sensation.) Ne man should commit crime. If a man can not exist among us without committing murder, kill him ; 'get him out of the way as seen as possible.' (Great applause.) What did we recently see in the Tombs ;' A man who was imprisoned for a most atrocious murder, whose heart was as black as his skin ( applause ) was fairly besieged by beautiful women, who begged the favor of his autograph, fed him en luxuries, made his cell a bower of flowers and fruit, aud did all in their power te maki him imagine that he was a saint and a here. This maudlin nonsense should step. (Tumul tuous applause.) Why, kind-hearted, honest peer men were starving while this vile miscreant was being pampered iu luxury. (Applause.) I have been sire teen years in the criminal courts looking after the welfare of what are called the lower animals, but I have a greater re spect for them than I ever had before I had an opportunity of comparing them with some of the base aud miserable sam ples of humanity that I have met in theso courts. Animals never commit such acts as some of these horrible miscreants com mit. (Applause.) A great deal has been said .about special institutions being re formed. I would abolish all of them except the higher grade of prisons for the incar ceration of the worst criminals, and I would set up whipping pests everywhere te scourge the miner eifenders. (Great ap plause and laughter.) And te make sure that the lash would be put en feelingly, se that politics could net creep in te help the offender, I would eiler a prize or reward for a steam machine that would have no mercy and could net be bribed. (Ap plause.) Criminals are pampered iu :uch a manner and given such comfortable quarters in the Tombs and en the Island aud have se much better feed and are se much better ledged than thousands of peer working people are, that they commit all the miner crimes in order te be sent te these comfortable public hotels. (Applause.) When will this nonsense step? (Applause.) We should have the bastinado here. It is a charming style of whipping aud makes the recipient cry out lustily that he will net de se any mere and he generally keeps his word. (Laughter and applause.) When I was iu the East I asked my dragoman if these men kept their premises net te de se any mere, aud he looked at me with almost indescribable surprise, as he re sponded, "Oh, yes, they always keep their word : they are quite contented. (Laughter and applause.) We want a geed deal of that contentment here. (Laughter.) The idea of a whipping low ering a man iu his own estimation is a farcical euc. Hew much estimation has a pian for himself when he preys en society '.' Ne ; a whipping is the best kind of moral suasion you can give a criminal. (Laugh ter.) Seme want te take the confirmed criminal by the hand as seen as he comes out of prison and de something for him perhaps give him au office, perhaps scud him te Congress ; but they should net de that. Fer mauy bad men are already in effici). (Laughter and applause.) The best thing you can de te a man who has served a term in prison is te get him sent off where he is net known aud let him try life anew ; there is no chance ferhim where he is known, and any attempted reforma tion based en the supposition that there is is false and injurious. I have ex pressed my honest sentiments, and I hope I will be pardoned by theso who differ with me." (Great applause.) Chaplain Mackie immediately came te the front of the platform and, with a very red face and iu a tone of great excitement, cried : 'Yeu cannot reform men by estab lishing whipping-pest, Yc want te get some money te-night." Ileie nearly all the audience rose and be gan te go out. Mr. Mackie called eat again : 'We want money te pay for the hall. Won't some one volunteer te take up a collection ?" A thin young man took a Derby hat te go around, but this only irigiiteiicu the few who bad remained in the auditerum, and they started for the doers with the exception of about twenty, some of whom gave small contributions and when the hat was handed up te Chaplain Mackie h face was a perfect study of surprise and chagrin. Mr. Bergh had upset. .the; raecimg anegcinsr, Mrs. Susan Willis, alias Fletcher, was arrested en beard the steamer Anchoria en the arrival of that vessel from New Yerk in the river Clyde en a charge of fraud by means of alleged ".spiritualism." She and her husband left Londen two months age for America. The husband is wanted in connection with the same fraud, but; he remains in America, VHESIDENKT GOWKN. A Letter te the Beading Stockholders. Yesterday President Gowen.ef the Read ing railroad, addressed the following cir cular letter te the Reading stockholders : Philadelphia, Nev. 30, 1880. As I am about te visit Europe en busi ness for the company, and as it is possible that I may net return until the first week of January, I think it proper te call your attention te the fact that it is highly im portant that all shareholders who can pos sibly de se attend the annual meet ing in Philadelphia en the sec ond Monday of January. An effort will undoubtedly be made at the next election te control the management of the company in the interest of rival lines,' and if the effort is successful the future of the Philadelphia & Reading rail road company will be little, if any, better than that of the Philadelphia & Erie rail road company. It is known that ever 04, 000 shares of the stock of the company are owned and held in the interest of this adverse movement ; but as ever 31,000 of such shares have beeu transferred en the books of the company tee late te entitle the holder te vete at the January election, the real adverse holding is but "4,000 shares. If preper attention is given te the elec tion by the shareholders, this amount of stock can de but little injury, but owing te the apathy of shareholders and their neglect te exercises the right of voting, such an amount of shares held in one ownership might secure the control of the company. The following table shows the number of votes polled at each election for the last ten years : 1871 :il,S".- 1S7 23,559 1872 11,844 1877 25,:S0S 187.1 .V1" 1S 275,130 1874 U0.404 1870 15.r. 1875 0,437 1SS0 14.7315 I trust that you will be able te attend the election in January, but if you are un able te de se, and desire te sustain the present management, I will be glad te re ceive from you the enclosed proxy, which, when executed, can be sent te me in the envelope enclosed for the purpose. In my absence all such communications ad dressed te me will be received by a proper person who will retain the proxies until my return. Within a week there will be sent te you a priutcd statement prepared by me shewiug the present tinancial condition of the company aud embracing a plan for its immediate restoration te geed credit, which, I am glad te say, is likely net only te prove en tirely successful, but te be satisfactory te all parties interested in the securities of the company. Advising you net te part with your shares at the present market value, I am very respectfully yours, F. B. Gewen, President. STAT12 ITEMS. Thieves arc active around Alteena. Mrs Dalrymaple, of Marshall township, Allegheny county, attempted suicide a few days age by sheeting herself. She will probably die. Charles II. lvcnreth pleaded guilty yes terday te selling academic degrees of the Eclectical medical college of Pennsylvania and of the American university; of Phila delphia. Peter Harrigan. stone-cutter, of Phil adelphia, was sentenced yesterday in the general sessions court, New Yerk, te seven and a half years in the state prison for burglary and attempting te sheet the police officer who arrested him en the 23d of last month. The Oil Cityll)e,ricL report of the oil operations for the month rolls up a total of 1550 wells completed, with a daily pro duction of 8,304 barrels. The drilling wells for the month number 481, and the rigs up and building 414, while October completed 378 wells with a total produc preduc produc tied of 0,009 barrels. There is a positive decrease tee iu the number of rigs and drilling wells. Jehn B. Gillespie, one of the Republi can candidates for the Assembly in the Sixth (Scranton) representative district, has filed a petition iu the prothenotary's office contesting the election of Samuel Amcrmau, the Democratic candidate, who wr.s elected by a majority of seven. Gil lespie alleges that a large number of per sons voted for Amcrman who were net entitled. te vote ou account of the fact that their names arc net ou the registry lists. Judge Handlcy granted a rule en Mr. Amerman, requesting him te attend the hearing which is fixed for the 21st inst. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Court or Common I'Icus. Iii the case of Henry Weiss vs. Philip Bernard, the defense made several offers te prove different things. They were overruled by the court, and the jury were iustructcd te find for the plaintiff, which they did in the sum of $431.23. In the case of Markley vs. Burkheldcr, which was tried last week, a rule for a new trial was granted. Hanover Junction & Susquehanna rail road company vs. M. II. Moere. Action te recover twenty-live shares of stock sub scribed te plaintiffs railroad by the de fendant. After hearing the evidence this morning, for the plaintiff, iu regard te the subscription, the defense opened. They claim that as therailread company did net fulfil their contract they cannot held dc fendent liable. They allege that they sub scribed te the stock en condition that the railrpad would run within 500 yards of their mill. Instead of doing this the read was graded 700 yards farther away from the mill, in all 1,200 or 1,300 yards from it. On trial. Before; Judge Patterson. James Trimble & Ce. vs. Thes. D. Kelly. Issue te test the ownership of cer tain goods, stock aud fixtures of a tea and coffee store in this city, claimed by Themas D. Kelly and seized en a levy by Trimble & Ce. in an execution against Wm. D. Kdlly. It was shown that the property was sold by W. D. Kelly te Themas D. Kelly en October 13, 1879, and the levy made November 17. 1879. The defen dants allege that the sale was net betla fide. On trial. Will the l'urtriuge rcrisli ? The early snow of this season, it is said, will be severe en the partridges. These birds, hidden in the grass and brush, re main in their haunts while the snow falls, which covers them up. They remain thus covered for days, and may perish under the hardening snow crust. Hunters fam iliar with this habit of the birds often catch them alive in these hidden places. The warm breath of the partridge causes the snow te melt and their presence may be detected by the air-hole seen en the sur face of the snow. Many birds will starve for want of feed after the snow covers the earth. Farmers should new protect and feed the birds about their farms. Take pity en the peer partridges ; they arc hard workers, when the crops arc growing, in destroying worms aud insects. Sales of Keal rJstate. Abner Rinear has sold te Henry W. Le- fevcr a frame house and stable alone the railroad in Quarryvillc for $1000. II. H. Lefevcr has sold the stone double house in Quarryvillc te Abucr Rincar for $700. I. Galen Lefcver has sold te Reuben Mathias for $375 a frame house aud stable iu Quarryvillc. Henry Barr of Quarry villu has sold te uanici 4ann his property of 10 acres with new buildings in Providence township en private terras. MUNICIPAL MATTEBS. DECEMBER MEETING CI US. OF CITY COUN- JUere About the City Treasurer's Accounts Tee Finance Committee's Spicy .Interview With that OBcial The Mayer Grapples With the Water Question The NewjCity Digest Passage of the Market Stall Ordl . nance Assemblynian-elect Snyder's Suc cessor, ete. A stated meeting of select aud common councils was held last evening in their re spective chambers in city hall. Select Council. The following named members were present : Messrs. Barr, Bering, Eberly, Franklin, Judith, Zecher, and Evans, president. The minutes having been read and ap proved Mr. Zecher presented the monthly re- portref the city treasurer and receiver of taxes for the month of November, from which it appeared that the receipts during the month had been $28,490.21, the pay ments during the same time, $4,849.50 ; and the balance remaining in the hands of the treasurer $23,G40.G4. The committee te revise the city digest made report that the work had been ac complished, and GOO copies of the revised edition printed for the use of the city. The report was received and the committee discharged. Common council concurred. William J. Fordney, chief engineer of the fire department, reported that there were several sections of city hese in the hands of the several companies, which had burst while in use at fires ; and that the makers of the burst hose had offered te replace it with new hose. The chief en gineer recommended the burst hose te be gathered together,. and the manufacturer notified te replace it. On motion of Mr. Eberly, the recommen dations of the chief were approved, and the committee en fire engines and hose companies instructed te carry them out. Common council concurred. The City Treasurer's Account. Mr. Eberly, from the special committee appointed te examine and report upon the acceuuts of the city treasurer and receiver el taxes, presented tnc following report Te the Honorable Select and Common Council 0 tne City of Lancaster: Your cemmittee appointed te examine the accounts of the city treasurer and re ceiver of taxes, and funds in the treasury, aud report the same te councils; respect fully report. That in accordance with the action of common council your committee met Ne vember 12, 1880. at 2 p. m., present, .Barnes, jeeriy, teener ana .bvans, in se lect council chamber. On motion of Mr, Zeeher, Mr. Clarksen was requested te ask tue treasurer te bring Iuu books and papers te select council chamber ; he re turneu anu stated tee treasurer had gene te the country. When Mr. Clarksen was requested te get the city journal, used by the treasurer, he returned and reported clerk told him that he was net allowed te let any of the books be taken out of the office. Mr. Zecher, chairman of finance committee, then went after the book, but returned ana stated the cierk said his or ders were net te allow any of the books te go out of the emce. On motion committee adjourned te meet en Tuesday m-jlit at 7 p. in., aud clerk in structed te notify the treasurer te be pre sent with his books and papers, and his bank acceuut. On November 10th com mittee met, present, Barnes, McMulIcn, Levergood, Zecher and Evans. City treasurer appeared, but could give no information of unpaid city tax or water rents. He was asked te prodnce the jour nal, but declined te bring it, but stated the committee could have access te his of ficc te examine his books. After some delay the treasurer produced the journal, but refused te produce his bank account, and stated it was his own private property. Your cemmittee find that en October 12, 1880, the treasurer charged himself en the journal with $1,003.10, amounts he re ceived in 1877-'78-'79 aud emitted charg ing himself with, as shown in Mr. Clark son's report ; but that is no payment, and his present bail would net be liable for de ficiencies in former yeais. The following amounts appear due the city from the treasurer's books as ascer tained by Mr. Clarksen : Market rents ree'd, no credit.. $."; .V.i Water rents rcc'd,lS77. necreilit. 11 00 City tax received, 1S77, no credit. SO 00 City tax received, 1878, no credit. 7 31 City tax received, 1879. no credit. 7!Ki i7 Errors in drawing warranli 12 7:5 yl.MM 111 1877. IfenrvShcnK.Third ward ' .1. 1. Krcidcr 1S7S. Henry Drachbar ' Henry i'ranke's estate... Themas Hartmun " Henry Prentiss " Amanda Quigley " Mrs. P. Kcgcnnas ' Catharine Spidcl , " Christian Topp 1S70. diaries lieehm " James llrysen I.$ ISO!) . 4 32 .$ 1.1 23 . 1 11 40 . 3 00 . 17 40 . 5 40 . IS 00 . J3 20 . 7 80 .$ 1 40 ":'? 4 ." . 2S 00 70 30 . 1)1 00 70 . 1 0 . 1 .V! 3. . M 00 . 100 00 .$ fiOO r, te l oe . 8 00 . 3100 S 22 221 10 M. jirsuiy " Fred. Cnri ' Demniert Mrs. M. Pcmcr " .lehn Kam " Lancaster Park " Philip Manner , " McFadden ' Abraham McKIm ' Paulsen " J. F. Sciier " W. I. Sprcelicr. Water rent, 1878 : Jehn Casper, 140 S. Queen Jehn Copper, 142 S. Queen ts. M. Myers, 233 W. Lemen Jacob Kelnheld, Sit 2t. Queen. . . . Lewis Sprcelicr, X. II. pike 1S70: 2"i0 !i'. : e.) K. BeniKesser, C8. . Queen. .lenn Ueipler, .U.N. (juecn Philip liaker, 231 lteckland ;co. J). Sprechcr, 135 X. Shipptm Interest en above amounts 33 00 120 0.1 $1,717 81 The law requires the city treasurer te return all unpaid city tax and water rents te the mayor after a certain date ; any emission en his part, his bail becomes lia ble. The above amounts the treasurer neglected te hand ever (as required by or dinances) te lie collected. The communication addressed te coun cils by treasurer November 3d, in relation te report of your committee, was untrue ; Mr. Clarksen never placed a report in the hands of the presidents of councils show ing a credit due te the treasurer, but en the contrary mtermed the committee and treasurer, en November lGth, that the above account was correct, as shown by treasurer's books. The citizens of Lancaster can judge whether the treasurer would charge him self with $1,005.10 en October 12, 1880, if there was no deiiclt in his account. We have net included in the above the differ ence in Fourth ward tax for 1S77. The amount returned by treasurer te councils December, 1877, was $337.88 ; the amount ward duplicate shows $020,70, beiug a dif ference of $82.82, but the collector's book could net be found te show items. The princial differancc in amount due, as shown by Mr. Clarksen's first report comes from taxes handed te city solicitor ptiuding open en treasurer's duplicate. The city solicitor examined the offices, and the amount found returned we have deducted from first report. Your committee would recommend the following. "Hetelteti, That the finance committee are hereby instructed te demand from the city treasurer and receiver of taxes the said sum of $1,717.81 ; and if net prompt ly paid te instruct the city solicitor te proceed immediately te the collection of the same." The committee ask te be discharged .? r. oe 15 00 7 00 10 00 from further consideration of the subject. Rebert A. Evass, Jenx Levergood, Geerge W. Zecher, Jenx H. Barxes, D. JIcMcllex, A. J. Eberly. 3Ir. Eberly moved the reception of the report and the adoption of the resolu tion. Mr. Bering denounced the report as a fraud, and said it bore a lie en its face. The committee in a former report had charged the city treasurer with being a defaulter te a still larger amount and when their report was disproved they went te work and get up this one, which is as false as the ether. The evident intention of the committee is te deceive the public and traduce the treasurer. It was insti gated by malice against both the treasurer and him (Mr. Bering), no repeated that the report was a lie and would be proved te be one. On the question of receiving it and adopting the resolution attached he demanded the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were called and re sulted as fellows : Yeas Messrs. Barr, Eberly. Judith, Zecher and Evans, president. May .ur. uenng. The resolution was declared adopted. Repert of Finance Committee. Mr. Zecher, from the finance committee, presented the following report : Te the Honorable Select and Common Councils of the City of Lancaster : Gextlemex: Your committee en fi nance and accounts respectfully present the following report of audit of the city treasurer's books, up te Nev. 1. 1830, made Nev. 22, 18S0 : City tax collected up te Sept. 1, 1930, full amount, as fellows : Real Estate $3,411 7." Tenants 38 OS Single Men 15 40 $3,4r 2S City tax collected up"te Xev. 1, 18S0: Real Estate 717 41 ACllHill . . . a SinglcMcii 1 40 -$ 73- 12 Water rents collected after July 1, 1SSJ, ." n,v cent, added : On Regular Assessment 3,'i'i ."iS On Extra Assessment 321 4t $3,'.U7 U Market Rents collected up te Xev. 1,1880 $ 200 90 After verifying the receipts, warrants and expenditures with the journal, the committee adjourned without attaching their names te the journal as having au dited the same. Nev. 30, 1880, the cemmittee met at the city treasurer's office at 7A o'clock for the purpose of attaching their names te the audit made en November 22, 1830, pro vided the treasurer complied with the act of Aprile, 18G7(Digcst of erdinnccs of 1873, sec. 2 page 24) as fellows : " Sec. 2. The accounts te be kept by the treasurer shall exhibit all the receipts and all the expenditures of the city in an intelligible myuncr, in which the particu lars of each item of charge and discharge shall fully and precisely appear. The said treasurer shall verify his cash accennt at least once in every month te the satisfac tion of a standing committee of councils." The committee then propounded the fol lowing questions te Mr. Welehans, the city treasurer, ami the clerk was directed te note the same with the answers there to : By Chairman Zecher: Question Where de you make your deposits ? Answer I withheld my answer. Question On Nev. 1st you report a bal ance of $23,518,00? Answer That is my report. Question Will you show us your bank account for that money ? Answer I withheld tha- answer. By Mr. Eberly: Question Did yeti'i have the amount as reported by you en Nev. 1st in any banking institution in this city ? Answer Considering that au impudent question, I refuse te answer. By Mr. Barnes : Qucstien Have the amounts net used in the appropriations of 1879 been credited te the appropriations of 1830? Answer Yes, sir ; every one ; the books will show that. By 3!r. McMnllcn : Question Will you procure for this committee a certificate of your bunker, showing amount of your balance as treasnrcr en November 1st. 1830? Answer I withheld that for the pres ent. Respectfully submitted, Signed G. W. Zecher. -A. J. Eberlv. I). McMlTLLEN, Jenx II. Baknks. The Water Question. A message from the mayor was laid be fore council in printed slips. It is printed in fnl! en our first page te-day. On motion of Mr Zecher, the message was referred te the water committee. Mr. Bering wanted te knew hew seen the special committee would be ready te present facts substantiating their charges against the city treasnrcr. Mr. Zecher replied that he would answer any question the gentleman chose te ask when he was in his sober senses. The re pert of the committee had been read and adopted, and the gentleman might have heard of it if he had kept his cars.epcn. Mr. Bering said he was in his sober senses and would like te ask hew long the com mittee had been engaged in examining the books and gathering the facts presented in their report. President Evans answered that he thought the investigation commenced last June. .Ur. liering then (ironically) eiierctl a resolution that the zeal and energy dis played by the finance and special cora cera mitttccs in investigating the acceuuts of the city treasurer are deserving of the thanks, net only of councils but of the public generally. The president, evidently annoyed, ruled the resolution out of order. Mr. Bering then moved that the report of the finance committee be recommitted te the committee. The motion was net seconded. Mr. Bering again deneuueed the special and finance committees in severe language and left the room, but seen returned and made a rambling speech in defense of the treasurer, whom he declared would come out all right despite the efforts te ruin him. Mr. Judith presented the report of the sixect committee with amendment relative te the removal of awnings. Adjourned. Common Council. The following named members were present : Messrs. Albert, Barnes, Beard, Bees, Berger, Brown, Cermcuy, Davis, Downey, Hartlcy,Hays, Jehnsen, Lichty,McMullen, Smeych, Springer, Stermfeltz, AVhite, Yackly, Levergood, president. Kcslgnntlen et U:n G. Snyder. The minutes of the November meeting having been read and approved. Presi dent Levergood handed te the clerk tha resignation of Klim G. Snyder, of the Ninth ward, member-elect of the stale Legislature ; the clerk read as fellows : Te the President and Members of. Common Council of iMncatter City, Pa.: Gestlemex : I herewith tender my res ignation as a member of your honorable body and in connection desire te say that I am by no means indifferent te the kind treatment I have received from one and all of you while acting in the capacity of councilman, and hope that wherever any of our lets may be cast among men the same pleasant relations that charac terized this body may always be curs. Most truly yeu: s Emm. G. SxybiCk. Laxcaster, Pa., Nev. 9, 1330. Dr. Davis moved that Mr. Snyder's res ignatien be accepted, which motion being agreed te, Mr. McMulIcn moved that ceun cil new proceed te fill the vacancy thus oc casioned, Hrhich motion was also agreed Mr. Downey nominated J. H. Oster mayer. 3I-. Beard nominated Harry A. Schroy Schrey er. Oa Dr. Davis's motion the nominations were closed and the roll being called, all the Democratic members, every one of whom was present, 1C, voted for Mr. Oster mayer, and the Republican members, 7 of whom were in their scats, voted for Mr. Schroyer." Mr. Ostcrmaycr was de clared elected. Fer Kei'iilrs af Streets. Mr. McMulIcn offered the following res olution : Besotted, That the sum of $773, being the balance remaining of the sum of $30. 000 appropriated in July, 187S, for defi ciencies iu the repairs of streets te June 1, 1870, be added te the fund for the repair of streets for 1SS0. The resolution was unanimously adopt ed. Select council concurred. North Queen Streec llelslau l'.Ieck. Mr. Barnes offered the following resolu tion : Bcselvctl, That the sum of $1,670.01, paid te the chairman of the street committee by subscribers te the Belgian block pave ment, en North Queen street, be pUccd te the credit of the fuud appropriated for laying said pavement, and that the chair man of said committee be directed te pay the same ever te the city treasurer for that purpose. This resolution was likewise unanimous ly adopted. Select council concurred. Mr. Berger presented the petition of citizens of the Seventh ward praying for the erection of two lamps en Factory read between Ann street and property of Dr. Carpenter, and removal of lamp new at Dr. Carpenter's gate te the lane that gees down te Lamparter's,where,thc petitioners declare, it was originally ordered. Re ferred te tha lamp committee. Select coun cil concurred. Mr. White presented the petition of citi zens of the Third ward, asking for the erection of a lamp en Mifflin street be tween Lime aud Duke. Referred te the lamp committee with instillatiens te have the work done. Select council concurred. The ordinance changing the time of let ting the market stalls, which passed select council at the October meeting, was taken up, read three times and passed by a vete of 10 te 1. Mr. Albert alone voting no. and he basing his objection en the greuud that the ordinance, instead of facilitating the collection of the cilv revenue as was I-designed, would prove a drawback there te. Nobody, lie said, will pay cash for their stalls if they can get credit. Mr. Brown answered the objection by pointing out that the ordinance provided for the payment of the market rents en demand, and if desired the committee could make that, demand immediately upon the letting of tha stalls. The fol lowing is the text of the bill : An ordinance changing the time of let ting the market stalls and stands : Sectiex 1. Ic it ordained iy thu select and common council-; of the city of l.ancuter in, eniincll.sasM.'inbled. Tnat lorthepurprHeef la cilitaiin tin; payment oftlieeurrent indebted ness of the saitt city in eaeh year, that the lut tin of stalls and stands shall he made by auc tion en the lirst Wednesday et April next, for the term of nincmeiitlii fieni thei'ute efHiK.li letting.), and that all future !c.ttlni;s shall take place en the third Wednesday of December in each year, for the term et one year, coinincnc ceinincnc coinincnc ineutht lirst Wednu-Way in January follow ing. And thu person who shall hid tlichilie-d sum a: a bonus r prcmi-i m, iu addition te thr Hxcd annual runts of tin: several stalls or stands, shall lie held te lie thu lesseu for the ensuing year. Vacant stalls or stands may he let by the market committee for thereniaiiider et the term ending with the market year. Sectie.v2.AU ordinances or parts)t" ordi nances inconsistent with the foregoing are hcrebyrepealed. When the report et the special commit tee appointed te audit the accounts of the city treasurer caine ever from select coun cils (in the proceedings of which body is printed the full text of the lectiinenl)thcre was some discussion participated in by Messrs. Karnes-, Bcaid and Brown, in which the two latter gentlemen expressed their great surprise that for such a len, period the finance committee had regularly reported the treasurer's accounts te be all right and new se suddenly discover the startling deficiency : white Dr. Davis cx presbed ft is conviction that this is the first actual audit of the account.", that has been made ; the doctor thought the gentlemen of the special committee had carefully and intelligently performed their duties. Com mon council then concurred in select cenn oil's action. When the nuvyer's lengthy message en the water question (published in full ou our fiist page) was presented, Dr. Davis moved that as the question was ene of great importance, and each member had been supplied with a printed copy of the paper, its reading be dispensed with, and action ba postponed for one month, in order te allow tiie members te read it care fully and form an intelligent judgment. The doctor's motion was agreed te and the members each stuck a copy of the message into their coat pockets for ' Sundav reail-insr-" Dr. Davis presented the petition of Peter Hubcr,a tax-payer of the First ward, reciting that there is $20 city tax charged against him for 1S7-1, and statiug that he had paid said amount te William Pewcil, late collector, deceased, who had told him he would iive a receipt, but had been robbed and had died a short time subse quently, se that-thc petitioner had never KOt the-recfipt. Mr. Hubcr petitions te be exonerated from the repayment of the tax. After speeches by Messrs. Davis. L'chty and Brown, who testified te the character andwoithef the petitioner as an honest ar.d industrious citizen, whose word would be sufficient evidence for them, common council by a unanimous vote exonerated Mr. Hubcr from payment of the tax. Adjourned. HAVEIM.Y'S COLORED XINSTRKW. A 1'acxed Heuse Last Might. If the paper had been scraped from the walls of the opera house last night it would have been impossible te pack any mere people into it te witness the per formance of Ilavcrly's colored minstrels. Before S o'clock, every part of the house was crowded, and plenty of people were obliged te stand. The .curtain rolled up at 8o'cleck, showing lifty-fivejaersens seat ed en the stags i:i tiers, j'herc were twenty end men, five jaw-bone end men and three interlocutors. Billy Kcrsauds occupied the extreme tambourine end. nc seemed te ba the most popular man there and certainly made a hit. as he received at least four encores te his song, of " Keep in the Middle of the Read." Uilly Banks led the bone end and he is also a geed comedian ; he and Pete Devencarsang new songs and I5eb Mack told several goedstoncs in aged negre style. The muiis was excel lent in the first part, but the ballad sing ing was net up te that heard in white troupes. The finale, entitled ' Recruits for Giimerc, " was very funny, with Charles Andersen as the Preach drummer. The clog dancing of the syxtette was net vcrygoed. The Blackvillc jubilee singers drewferthgrealapplausc. Aba Cox and Beb Cox gave an old but geed barnyard scene. Judge Crusoe's remarks were hu morous and the playing of the banjo orchbs erchbs tra led by Jas. Bohec was excellent. Alex. Hunter's imitation of the Scotch bagpipe, steamboat, Calliope, saw and planing mill freight train, &c, was the feature of the evening. The performance closed with 'The Christmas Jubilee" in which Uke whole company ware seen. In this act fourteen song and dance men were seen and a number of specialties were intredn-duccd.