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LANCASTER MllA lNTBLLlGENCJER. SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 1880.
FRIDAY EVENING, DEC. 3, 1880.
The Chicago Times recently expressed
its views of the future of the Democratic
party, jn an article which the New Yerk
Sun styled, in reprinting it, the most re
markable that has appeared in modern
journalism. Under the stimulus of this
criticism we read it with interest ; but
were hardly mere struck by its singular
ity than its sense; neither was great,
in our estimation. It would take a very
strange expression from the Chicago
Times te astonish any. one acquainted
with its ambition, which is only te 'make
a sensation. The editor, like the elder
Bennett, would rather be kicked te be
talked about than net be mentioned at
all. Se it is net strauge te fiud him de
claring, even from the prominence of his
supposed position as a Democrat ic oracle,
that the Democratic party is dead, and
that the reason of it is that the young
men of the nation are growing up as Re
publicans ; that the mothers of the re
bellion period, with their husbands
away at the wars, never suckled Demo
cratic babies; and ether stuff of like
character. "We think we ought te be ex
cused for a failure te be impressed by
the force of the Times' s logic and the
truth of its prediction, based as
it all is upon the sole and most
inadequate fact that the Democratic
party was beaten in tlie late election by
the small majority which gave Xew
Yerk te the Republicans, while it polled
one-half of the whole vote of the nation
for its candidates. Its vote has increased
by equal steps with the Republican
vote, and the two parlies have steed for
eight years with locked horns, the De
mocracy lieing sustained but by its in.
herent strength and without the abun
dant resources provided for its opponent
by the possession of the federal power.
"Where then, in this situation, is there
cause from which te predict the death of
se vigorous and self-reliant a party ?
And if that can be predicted hew can
it be said te be impending because the
wives of the loyal soldiers in the civil war
did net suckle Democratic brats. Prob
ably the honest wives of the loyal sol
diers of that day did net ; but it is un
justifiable te charge the dishonest ones
with being all Republicans. There has
been no appearance yet of this horde of
young Republican voters, the product of
rebellious times ; and it is the wildest
speculation en the part of the Timet te
believe that it will appear in tjnic for the
coming presidential election. Such a
conception in a Democrat would be
worthy only te be credited te a night
mare ; while a Republican who should
give it utterance should be considered
Weak iu the upper story.
But it net surprising what nonsense
may be written by a newspaper of prom
inence and past current as wisdom, and
what stupidity Jay ,)( applauded for
brilliancy ? This is a remarkable illus
tration of the fact. This Times fancy,
thau which nothing seuld be mere ab
surd in our judgment, is copied into
another leading newspaper, that gives
its-efforts te the Democratic cause, la
beled with its endorsement as the most
remarkable deliverance ever made by a
newspaper. The Hun does nit agree
with the 2Yi.c.s that- the Democracy is iu
danger of death, buIM! receives its con
temporary's opinion wjh" respectful
deference, of which we conceive it te be.
Judge Black's views en the relation ei
the railroads te the stale are received
with great disgust by railroad presidents,
naturally. .They seem te take an en
tirely different view of the mater, which
also is natural. They are net lawyers,
however, and their opinion of the law is
of no value compared te that of Judge
Black, who is a geed lawyer : and the
force of his statement lies in the fact
that it is a declaration of the decided
law. This is a valuable advantage for
the judge te held ever the railrerxl presi
dents.in weighing their relative opinions.
But en the ether hand it must be ton ten
ceded that they have an advantage
which may mere than counterbalance
this, existing iu the fact that they knew
the will of the executers of the law.
Se that the question seems simply te be
as te which is the mere valuable, the
opinion of the judges of the state or the
purpose of the executive authority.
Fer the time, undoubtedly, the advan
tage is with the railroads ; but with
these who believe that the rightful
power of the people must finally triumph,
the future will sec a great change
in the relation of these corporations te
the business community. The great
economic question of the future is cer
tainly going te be as te hew the undue
power of great corporations shall be
checked se that they shall be only useful
te the people, who gave them their char
ters te be used for the public advantage.
TueXcw Yerk grand jury has indicted
Samuel S. Mercy for perjury and the
editors of Truth for libel. Wc are glad
of it, provided it is intended te have the
indictments promptly tried. There is a
general desire that there should be an
exhaustive inquiry into the genuineness
of the Merey letter. The impression
sought te be created that it was a for
gery is net accepted by these who have
recognized the close similarity of the let
ter te Mr. Garfield's sentiments and
handwriting. The violence of Judge
Davis in the opinion in which he held
-some of the accused parties te
bail has destroyed all confidence
in his judgment as that of an
impartial and conscientious judge"
There is nothing therefore te determine
public opinion in the matter ; and unless
a thorough judicial investigation is had
public opinion will continue te be divided
as new, when probably one-half the peo
ple suppose that Garfield really wrote
the letter and the ether half indignantly
refuse te believe him te have been se base.
Our dear Presbyterian friends arc
doing everything new in geed order and
in a loving peacefulneSs and wisdom
which it is charming te beheld. It was
very wise te rotate their elders ; which
does net mean that they will be annually
ejected; doubtless they will be retained
for many years ; certainly they will be
if they are geed and efficient. But their
constituents tell them that this is the
price of their elevation, and they propose
te have what they are entitled te a liv
There are 10,000 students in attend
ance at the Catholic colleges in the United
At the close of the war there were two
Congregational churches in the Seuth ;
there are new seventy-three.
Twelve students in the Baptist theolo
gical seminary in Burmah are anxious te
become missionaries among their heathen
Twelve Chiuese convert;, have been or
dained te the ministry of the Church of
England. Kine of these are living and en
gaged in the work of the church.
The Lutherans of Nebraska exhibit a
gratifying growth. The synod had in
1871 only six ministers. It has new 24
ministers, 30 congregations aud 1,220 com
munications. The Harrisburg Telegraph, a valian:
champion of civil scrvice reform, sayst
"All that the Democratic majorities in both
branches of Congress can de is te advise
its subordinates te leek out for situations
clscwhera before the Forty-seventh Con Cen
grcss is organized."
Hakvakd has new 1,361 students 8
mere than last year. There arc 15S in
structors in all departments. The most
noticeable gain is in the scientific depart
ment. Last year it had only 1G students
this year it has 87. The number new
studying for the higher degrees is 36.
Bishop Ei-ukk is making changes in the
music sung in the Catholic churches 'in
Cincinnati. lie aims te introduce- as far
as possible in thevaiieus churches of the
diocese solemn and soul-inspiring church
music. It will be known as the Cccilian
The Hebrew Union college is te be es
tablished permanently in Cincinnati,
where a house has been purchased for its
accommodation. The institution is main
tained by voluntary subscriptions. There
are three Hebrew colleges in this country
one in Philadelphia, one in New Yerk
and a third is that iu Cincinnati.
The vicar of Claybrook parish, England,
en a recent Sunday, announced that the
"prayers of the congregation were de
sired en behalf of the Rev. T. Felham
Dale, uew in prison for doing his duty."
Several members of the congregation open
ly expressed their disapproval by at once
walking out of church, while ethers in
dulged in strong remarks at the conclu
sion of the service.
The Presbyterians arc showing great ac
tivity in Spain. There is a presbytery
there that of Andalusia. It is small,
consisting of eight churches, of which the
membership if small and oppressed with
poverty. Nevertheless, it proposes te
I found a school for training pastors, evan-
gclists and teachers, and has purchased a
S building for a college and a centre of mis-
, Rev. Father Boeckx, the present gen
1 cral of the Jesuits, has iu his parlor straw
ij seated chairs, a few portraits and a big
i map of the United States. The unpretcn
j tieus residence is at Ficsele, en the meun-
tain north of Florence. The favorite re
sort of this powerful leader is his small
flower garden. He is nearly eighty-six
years old and is very kind te strangers.
He is the twenty-second general who has
ruled the Jesuits since Leyola.
Reimcesen'tattves of the various British
3Tcthedist bodies held a conference re
cently in Londen concerning the proposed
Methodist (Ecumenical Congress. The
bodies represented were the Wesleyan,
the Primitive Methodist, the United
Methodist Free Churches, the Methodist
New Connection, the Bible Christians, the
Wesleyan Reform Union, and the Irish
Wesleyan Conference. The basis of the
Congress, as agreed upon by American
3IcthedistK, was considered and adopted.
The fact that se mauy sermons were
preached about the Passion play en the
very morning .when the announcement of
its withdrawal was ma'de axcites facetious
comments iu many quarters. The guns
were tired off after the target had been
taken down, and the ministes were unable
te train their artillery upon any ether ob
ject. The Albany Argus makes this sug
gestion : "New let the sensational min
isters show as much regard te public epin
ion as 3Ianager Abbey did. On demand,
he withdrew his sensational play. On de
mand, let them withdraw the sensational
A PiuismiTEiUAif church of ninety-three
members was recently organized among
the Ncz Perccs Indians in Indian territory.
October 31 fifty-nine of them were bap
tized, and Nev. 7 thirty-four mere re
ceived the ordinance. Among the con
verts is-Tem Hill, who planned Chief Jos Jes
eph's battles in the late Nez Perccs war.
In his public confession he said he had
been a very bad man, believing that he
must carry a musket and make war en the
whites. But he was new convinced that
he was wrong, and he wanted all the In
dians te knew that he had resolved te lead
a different life.
Til E. Jeirih Mcwcngtr says of the anti
Jewish agitation in Prussia : "The anti
Jewish agitation in Germany which, we
believe, has reached its last stage, and will
seen wholly cease, te judge from emphatic
denunciations in the Prussian Diet will
net have proved se mischicveun iu iti ef
fects if it unite mere Htrengly Jew te Jew,
and make conformist and non-con form Ut
feel .that there is a Judaism above and l: l:
yeud the accidentals and development of
Minhag, upon which all Jews can Mauri
without compromise of principle. Let thj
broader Judaism prevail, and net the local
phase and interpretation constant burp
ing en which, te the neglect of the pro
phetical spirit, is driving yenng Israel into
defiant nihilism. But the broader Judaism
is net necessarily Judaism despoiled of
Franklin W. Rice jras killed by Jehn
Cook, in Lansing, Michigan, yesterday, in
a quarrerabeutthe right of an alleyway.
Mr. Edward Laitetby, who has gained
some distinction as the husband of one of
the professional beauties of England, hav
ingarrived en these blarsted shores,is kept
pretty busy by the everlasting interview,
and he seems rather te like it.
Mr. Geerge Heev, the actor and author,
who appears at the opera house te-night is
his own adaptation of "A Child of the
State,"is the son of Jehn Hoey,the million
aire of New Yerk city. Fer years his
mother was leading lady at Wallack's
The Pettsville Chronicle has information
from these who profess te knew that Mr.
Gewen may or may net go te Europe, the
trip entirely depending en the necessity.
If he can arrange the deferred bend scheme
without crossing the bread Atlantic, he
will remain at home. Meanwhile be has
proxies enough te reelect himself president
of the P. & It. and keep the read out of ad
Three weeks age the Chicago later
Ocean invited its readers te express their
views as te the formation of General Gar
field's cabinet. The result was an im
mense number of letters, coming from
every state except Rhede Island, Califor
nia, Oregon and Nevada. General Ghast
heads the list, being recommended by
most of the writers for secretary of state,
Second, the desire is for the retention of
Sherman in his present position. Third,
the demand is for a stalwart cabinet ; and
fourth, that such men as Legan, Conkling
and Blaine should remain in the Senate.
Hayes gets fh'e votes for a cabinet posi
tion. Application was made in the United
States circuit court, Pittsburgh, bofero
Judge McKennan, en last Tuesday, te have
Mr. Geerge DeB. Keim appointed Re
ceiver of the Reading railroad iu place of
Franklin B. Gewen during the latter s ab
sence. The application stated that the ap
pointment was temporary only, and that
upon Mr. Gewen's return he was te re
sume his position. There were some faint
rumors that Mr. Gewen was either te re
tire or be retired, and the explicit state
ments of the application were te set at rest
all such canards aud show that there was
nothing significant in Mr. Keim's appoint appeint
menr. Unprofitable Religions Controversy.
Fer the Intelligencer.
Arc we launched out iu that must un
profitable of all controversies, the religious,
from which the most acrimonious aud irri
tating disputes which have ever agitated
the human soul have arisen without com
pensating advantages ?
We may safely quote from St. Paul,
whose intellectual power is generally con
ceded, for it contains the whole reason of
the diversity of opinion in very brief
space : " And art confident-that thou thy
self art a guide of the blind, a light of
them which arc in darkness, an instruc
tor of the foolish, a teacher of babes."
Then fellow some some important queries
which all may read for themselves and
A witliug might cenclude that we have
neither guy-rope nor rudder in religion
after reading the various communications
evoked by religious controversy.
One en his youth and pliant limbs relics;
one en his sinews and giant size. The last
is stiff with age, his motions slew; he
heaves for breath, he staggers te and fro.
Yet equal in success, they ward, they
strike ; before, behind, the blows arc
dealt ; their ways are different, but their
All may compare the value of the teach
ings of Jesus and of Themas Paine, first,
in their private lives and the general .effect
we cannot undertake te discuss depart
ures from the spirit of principles of cither.
All that is taught by Paine that is valu
able is but a repetition of the teachings of
The West Chester Microscepical society
has been elaborately discussing the adul
teration of feed.
Mr. aud Mrs. Irwin Stark, of Harber
Creek township, Erie county, unwittingly
smothered their little baby girl of from
three te four months old while out sleigh
riding, by bundling it tee closely.
Fish Commissioner Hewit says that the
catch of bass during the past year, reck
oned at five cents a pound, would mere
thau pay all state appropriations ever ex
pended en them.
Mr. Geerge S. Graham, the recently
elected district .atterney of Philadelphia,
has announced the following appoint
ments : First assistant, F. Amedoe Bregy;
second assistant, Charles F. Warwick;
third assistaet, Jehn L. Kinscy ; clerk, J.
M. R. Jermon ; murder detective, Charles
F. Meycts; general detective, Henry
A new building, eighty feet front aud
two hundred feet- deep, is new in course of
construction en the Girard college grounds.
The structure will be completed next fall,
and will afford accommodation for one
hundred and sixty additional scholars.
During the sumcr the infirmary has been
enlarged and can new accommodate ene
As a freight train was passing Cliadd's
Ferd station, en the Baltimore Central R.
II., a telegraph wire, weighed down by
the sleet and ice, caught two train hands',
who were walking en top of the cars, one
under the chin aud the ether iu the mouth,
hurling them te the car with great force.
Fortunately they were at thcTreut end of
the car, otherwise they would have fallen
te the ground aud probably have been fa
Patrick McNamce, a well-known horse
auctioneer, assaulted Themas Haney, of
Pittsburgh, with a large butcher knife,
inflicting a terrible wound en the right
side, from the effects of which Haney
died yesterday. Haney, in company with
his mother, had called at Mrs. McNamce,
stating that as her husband was out, they
concluded te have a geed time. Mean
while Patrick had come home and gene te
bed. As night were en the mirth became
hotatcieiiii, and finally the noise awakened
ratriek, who became se enraged that he
tmlxml the knife and made the attack, as
t-.tatcd above. He has been arrested aud
will Im held en the charge of murder.
UKTKUT NBWS BY MAIL.
A titan named Lewis, and his seu, were
riiewtiftri by'the upsetting of a beat in a
i-.f-A-.U hi CliCHtcrflcIri county, Virginia, en
Mis. Casey, wIiehc two children were
burned te death while she was drunk, in
Montreal, en Thursday, died yesterday iu
There isgic.it suffering iu Northwestern
Kansas, especially in Graham, Trege, Wal
lace and Ness counties, owing te the sever
ity of the weather. Destitution and want
are said te exist.
During an affray at the works en the
Cranberry Railroad Tenn., Poeten Seey
killed a man named Stilling. Five, shots
were fired, all taking effect. A woman
was at the bottom of the affair.
THE OTHEB SIDE.
Hew American Bare Treated Bernhardt.
A countryman of Sara Bernhardt writ
ing te the New Yerk Sun declares that her
alleged immoralities have been most sen
sationally exaggerated and thus rasps the
American public for the manner in which
they have treated her :
Since her arrival in this city the entire
country has been inundated with publica
tions, in which, with brazen impudence,
slanders admitting of the easiest refuta
tion are spread broadcast before the eyes
of the public. The gross appetite of scan
dal levers is tempted by all the means
known te modern advertising. What a
The second day after her arrival she saw
in Broadway a huge wagon covered with
advertisements of "the Amours of Sarah
Bernhardt. V She was se hurt that she
was for returning te France by the next
steamer, and only the remenstrances of
friends prevented her doing se. She was
seriously minded te threw up her Ameri
can engagement. But the most character
istic part of the affair was that, when she
expressed her indignation te her manager
he told her that she had no redress ; no
action would lie in the courts. And this is
the fact, it appears. Is it net a regrettable
An American journal recently satirized
its compatriots en the demonstrations
with which they welcome European artists
the ringing of bells, the rearing et can
non, the whistling oflecomotivcs, the elec
tric lights. The journal had facts te go
en. But there is ene thing which renders
these honors stil! mere astonishing, and
that is the case by which they are replaced
by insults. Toe much calcium light, and
tee much abuse ! Much better discard
both the one aud the ether !
In the first rank of the sentiments en
which the national spirit of this country
prides itself, aud with geed reason, is fear
of the personages who dominate public
opinion, and who may therefore be tempt
ed te abuse the favor et the people. It is
this sentiment, I am told, which has given
rise te the tradition under which, as seen
as a citizen achieves a tee brilliant personal
popularity, he virtually falls uuder sus
picien and never attains power. This
may be very well in politics. But the
friends of America cannot help pointing
out the danger of applying this rule te all
Iu any case, it iu assuredly this senti
ment which makes the American people
always lend a ready ear whenever the pro
priety of throwing mud at great 'men, at
tacking the character of any ene in whom
they recognize a certain superiority, is
suggested. The Athenians banished Aris
tides because they were tired of hearing
him called the Just ; and the Athenian re
public perished for lack of great men.
The authors who write books en the dan
gereus tendencies in American life ought
te devote a chapter te this subject.
In the present case it is certain that the
evil has its source among these dangerous
tendencies. It is because he had accepted
without distrust, and even with pleasure,
all the absurd accusations brought against
this woman, that an American gentleman
thought it wholly natural and proper for
him te send her the ether day a costly set
of diamonds, with the following note :
"If the jewels please you, let me knew,
at the address given below, the hour at
which you can receive me."
If the scoundrel could have seen the
tears -of indignant rage which his insult
provoked, his face would have flushed
with shame, whatever may be the bru
tality of his sentiments.
Anether American gentiemau sent a dis
patch te the artiste asking naively whether
she was interested in the sale of an obscene
libel of which she is the subject, his idea
being te form a partnership with her ! He
must have been rather astonished at get
ting in response a telegram from Mile.
Bernhardt' s agent, saying that legal pro
ceedings had been taken against the libol libel
crs and that any one who should associate
himself with them or imitate them would
get the same treatment.
If men of this stamp, or even these men
who by reason of intellectual laziness de
net reflect, would give themselves the
trouble te obtain a little very simple infor
mation and te open their eyes, they would
ascertain that the defenceless stranger who
is being abused in a fashion se revolting is
net only a woman endowed with extraor
dinary talent aud energy, but also a charit
able woman, a devoted friend and mother.
If her private life is net free from faults,
this is her affair and net that of the gos
Commemorating the First Translation or
tlie Scriptures into the English Lan
guage by Jehn Wycllfl'e 500 Years
The first translation of the Bible into the
English language was commemorated
Thursday evening at the New Yerk Acad
emy of Slusic by a Wycliffe semi-millennial
celebration under the uspices of the
American Bible society, lhc principal
feature of the celebration was an oration
en "Jehn Wycliffc and the first English
Bible" by the Rev. Dr. Richard S. Sterrs.
Short addresses were made by cx-Govcr-ner
Jeshua L. Chamberlain, of Maine,pres
ident of the American Bible society, Cort Cert
landt Parker, and Enech L. Fanchcr.
Mauy prominent clergymen aud distin
guished laymen were present, and the au
dience crowded the academy. Dr. Sterrs,
iu the course of his address said :
"The power of the church was se great
that kings bowed te it and were held in
submission. With the system had grown
up one of dectrine and wershipfull of
awe. A hierarchy assumed net only te
declare, but te supplement, what was
taught in Scripture. It declared the body
and bleed of Christ te lie in the wafer, and
infinite in the finite. The entire system
was avcrse te popular reading of the
Scriptures, and while it did net distinctly
interdict searching the Scriptures, it did net
encourage it. The cfl'ect was te stimulate
the desire te knew the Scriptures. It came
te pass in a flash that the discovery was
made that the Scriptures should be kept
from the people, and that in putting them
into their hands something wan being in
truded te them which should be kept from
their reach. The council of Touleuso in
1220 interdicted thorn, and then followed
penalties for the use of the Scriptures
in language familiar te the jtropte. The
orator then sketched iu glowing term
the ceurse of the npirit of resistance
which dcvolepcri nlmvly in England.
He alluded te the inlliuiiiruef Alfred, who,
as student aud teacher, did e much te es
tablish a Ieve of learning and religious fib
crty in his kingdom, and te the Voncrable
Bene, who drew te his nlde GOO scholars,
and translated Jehn'it gonjiel Inte the stub
born Saxen tongue. It steady progress
had been made from that time, there was
no doubt the Bible would have been much
earlier a legacy of the English ancestry.
The Nerman conquest interrupted. Wv-
cliffe appeared at a critical time, aud his
work was ene of the largest aud most im
portant ever intrusted te any man. He
was a man of singular ability, aud did his
work with great fidelity. His is one of the
figures greatest in his time, and te-night
we may well be conscious of our rich in
debtedness te him. Dr. Sterr's then told
the story of Wycliffe's birth and early
life, of bis school days at Oxford, of his
studies in the languages and theology, fol
lowing him year by year from 1345 te 1388,
when he came forth as a bright light, net
altogether approved by the Pepe. Later,
in Parliament, he appears as a protester
against some of the practices of theckwgy,
denouncing the papal collection of tribute,
and finally in 1378, when their Popes were
claiming te be the head of the Church, the
firm old reformer openly declared the
papacy as having no Divine authority.
Frem 1381 te the day of his death he assert
ed the Pepe te be the veritable Anti-cbrist,
and homage te him as detestable idolatry.
With deep earnestness and rare eloquence
Dr. Sterrs then examined with minute
ness the work of translation into which
Wycliffe entered with all his heart, repeat
edly arousing the alidiencc te applause by
passages of remarkable brilliancy, dwelling
with great emphasis upon the love of lib
erty which popular reading of the Scrip
tures encouraged, and net forgetting te
refer te the sunny traits in the great
Christian scholar's nature.
THE "F1BK FIEND."
Kavages of the Fell letreyer.
Fifteen stores and houses in Nevada,
Iowa, have been burned, at a less of
The town of Mectalbert, iu Savey, has
been nearly destroyed- by tire. Thirty
houses, besides public buildings, were
An explosion of gas occurred at 1
o'clock yesterday en Forty-first street, be
tween Tenth and Eleventh avenues, New
Yerk, by which Jehn Ferd, 33 years old,
aud Charles Burns, 38 years old, lest their
The Mandcll house, the principal hotel
at Prairie du Chien, Wis., was burned en
Thursday. Less, about 15,000 ; insured
for $2,300 iu the North America, 81,500
in the Fire Association, $3,000 in the Penn
A fire in Biddeford, Maine, breke out in
the large cotton house of the Pepperell
manufacturing company, which is con
nected with the cloth hall. The company
have been storing cotton here for several
days and the building contained five hun
dred bales, which will probably be a total
less. It was with great difficulty that the
ether portion of the building was saved
and also Ne. 2 mill. The less en cotton
will reach $18,000 te 324,000 ; upon the
building $3,000 te 5,000 ; understood te be
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Before Judge Patterson.
Elizabeth Brown, adminstratrix of the
estate of Daniel Brown, deceased, vs. Levi
Scnsnig. The suit was originally against
Levi Sensenig aud Jehn Baker, but judg
ment was obtained against Baker for want
of an affidavit of defense. Rep. This,
is an action en a promissory note of $300,
which was given en April 2, by Jehn
Baker as principal, te Daniel Brown. The
note was for one year and it was endorsed
by Levi Sensenig aud was never paid. Mr.
Brown died in October, 1879, and this suit
is therefore brought by his wife the ad
ministratrix. The defense was that originally the note
was for $1,500 and the sureties en it were
J. W. Mcntzer, Levi Sensenig and Michael
Shirk. In the month of April, 1877, Levi
said he did net want te remain en the note
the way it was. It was then agreed te
cuitheneteup. Messrs. Shirk and Mcntzer
endorsed a note for -81,000 and Sensenig
endorsed another for $500 Beth Shirk and
Baker afterwards became insolvent and
Mentzcr paid the $1,000 note. At the
time that Sensenig signed his note he
claims that it was distinctly understood
that if he put his name te the note he
should net be held liable after the year
was up. Nothing was said te him in re
gard te the note nntil after Mr. Brown
died. At different times after the note had
become due. Mr. Brown said he could net
held Sensenig liable as he had net collect
ed the note at maturity. The jury render
ed a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for
Before Judge Livingston.
In the case of Hanover Junction railroad
company vs. Michael Moere, evidence was
heard all forenoon. Court met at 2
o'clock this afternoon and there is no prob
ability of the case being concluded te-day.
ELECTION Of OFFICERS
Geerge II. Themas Pest tJ. A. It.
Geerge H. Themas pest G. A. R. met
in their hall last evening and elected the
following named officers for the ensuing
Commander James Swcgcr.
Senior Vice Commander Edwin Book Beok Boek
myer. Junier Vice Cemmaudcr Jesse Jenes.
Chaplain Benjamin Henry.
Quartermaster James A. Nimlew.
Officer of Day Jehn C. Graham.
Officer of Guard Jacob Ncff".
Council of Administration H. McEIrey
Jelm Black, jr.. Jehn C. Graham.
Treasurer of Relief runu Peter Wm Wm
ewcr. Janitor Jeseph Like.
Delegates te National Encampment
J. K. Barr, James A. Nimlew.
Alternates J. H. Barnes, Edwin Book Beok Boek
mycr. There were about sixty-live members
present. After the routine business of the
pest had been finished, the members sat
down te an army lunch prepared by Cem
rade Geerge H. Miller, lhc menu con
sisted of bean soup, beef shin, hard tack
and black coffee, and was greatly relished
by the veterans.
Patrick Ceylc, tailor, died at his resi
dence. Ne. 33 West German street, about
11 o'clock last night, after an illness of
several months, which culminated in softening-
of the brain. Mr. Ceyle was an
Irishman by birth, but was for many years
a citizen of Lancaster. He enlisted in the
Union army en the 12th of September,
1861, as a private soldier in Captain Herr's
Ce. 1,11th Pa. Cavalry, and served until
the 13th of September, 18G4, when he was
discharged at Fortress Menree by expira
tion of term of service. One of his sons
lest his life in the army and Mr. Ceyle
himself received disabilities for which he
was granted a pension by the government.
In his younger days Mr. Ceyle was a man
of powerful physique aud remarkable will
power. He was honest, intelligent aud
well informed en all matters of general in
terest. He leaves a widow, two sous and
two daughters ene of his sons being po pe po
liceman James Ceyle, of this city, and the
ether, Jehn W. Ceylc, a machinist, new of
California. Mr. Ceyle's funeral will take
place en Monday at 2 e clock p. m.
He Wai Smart.
The West Chester Lecal News tells hew
peeple outside of this county can raise
geed tobacco : " Marshall Bailey, of East
Marlborough, is saidtohavethe finest crop
or tobacco in (jnester county. Air. isaiiey's
best wrappers will average 22 inches in
length. The great secret of his success in
raising this fine crop is owing te his having
employed the services of an experienced
tobacco grower from Lancaster county,
who says this crop of Mr. Bailey's is the
finest he ever saw, and beats any he has
ever seen grown in Lancaster county. The
soil he thinks is better adapted for this
crop than any in Lancaster county."
Charles Kelly, proprietor of a hotel in
Havre de Grace, was drowned in the Sus
quehanna and Tide Water canal, opposite
Pert Deposit, en Wednesday last. He
was driving en the canal bank when his
horse frightened and plunged in. The
ice was broken and Mr. Kelly went under.
Several persons who saw the accident ran
te the rescue and took the horse and car
riage out, but it was some considerable
man was found.
Grade of .Paplls.
The following is the grade by classes of
the pupils in attendance at the boys' sec
ondary school, North Mulberry street, for
the month ending November 30, 1880, the
first column of figures indicating the con
duct of the pupils, and the second column
the progress in the several branches of
study : ,
Eberly Willie.... 85
netrick Jehn S3
Wiant II 83
Gressman II 83
Sheetz Jj 90
Adams WK te
GreffJ B 82
uerrrartu E 90
HarpclG L 30
miner J w e
Maxwell ffm.... S3
Kirkpatrick Win 93
BltnerA W 00
Mills Harry-... 95
Musser Wm 87
Kitncr Abm 83
Rehrcr Heward. S3
Cexcr, F. B 93
uuninu Wm 90
Apple Harry 93
Martin Win 90
Xengcncckcr C. 85
IIullH C 90
Sliindle Frank... 87
LlclityG 11 $7
Martin Joint 8S
Leyden Chas.... 90
Kaufman Ertur.. H
Sell William $8
Heltsliu R 100
Cehe Herbert... 100
Carr Michael 93
iJress A... .. 96
N'auman Chas... 92
Leng Clias 94
Keyer Calvin 96
Schaum Wm 9G
Stauffer Harry.. 88
Mnsselman Wm 91
I-utz Fred 70
Carman J M 92
Lecker CJ! i
Ernst Wm SI
Hoever W J...
Trlssler J XT 93
Becttncr Albert "."
Godfrey J II ....
Pewden C K
Weaver G It
Glever II 1
Gast E II...:
Gundakcr Wm.. 80
Jehnsen Frank.. 90
Kuhns Jno. 92
Keyer J 71
Miller W C
Lcippe M L.
Wclchens Will.. 91
Hartley Harry.. 93
.Jeffries Milten . 63
McCarthcy C... 91
McPhcrsen H... 67
Hammend C 96
Smith Frank 83
Kcimcnsnydcr C- 45
Brlnser Elmer. . 78
Leng WiUic 93
Kricg Eugene... 73
McGccver Dan.. 60
Fowler Ja 83
Frailey Henry... 70
Treycr Ed 82
Engreft Jehn... 99
Weaver Maurice 88
Pinkerton Herb.' 68
Bcnawit Will ..
Last night at the hall of the Yeung
.Men's Christian association a permanent
organization of a class in physiology was
effected, and the regular meetings of the
class were fixed for the second Mondays of
December and January and the first Mon
days of 3Iarcb, April and May. Persons
wishing te; join the class should hand in
their names at the next meeting, Dec. 13,
en which occasion the subject for discus
sien will be " Digestion." . A number of
geed books en physiology have been
secured and placed in charge of the librar
ian for the use of members of the class.
" Acd They Cast Lets."
The Presbyterian cldcrs-clcct met last
evening and drew lets for terms. By
courtesy Dr. Jehn McCalla and A. Mc-
Kim, former elders, were assigned
three-year terms ; D. K. Thompson drew
the remaining three-year term; D. H.
Bartholemew, W. G. Tindal and Jehn
Trost, drew two-year terms ; Prof. A. R.
Bycrly and Jes. Hear drew the ene year
term. The ciders were addressed at
length by the pastor en the nature of their
duties and will be formally ordained to
morrow, when the sacrament of the Lord's
Supper will also be celebrated in the Pres
Patent Car Brake.
Charles V. Rete, of this city, has re
ceived through B. F. Grefi a patent for an
automatic car brake. The object of this
brake is te actuate the ordinary brake en
railroad car automatically by devices in
combination with the ordinary bumper.
By this arrangement iu the event of a sud
den check te a train by the breaking of a
coupling or otherwise, the concussion will
actuate all the brakes simultaneously with
the impact, and thus act automatically en
the moment of contact with great certain
ty and saving te rolling stock. The im
provement is both simple and cheap.
On the Streng Side.
Cassius E. Stubbs, esq., of Colerado
Springs, who with his family is en a visit te
his old home in Fulton township, this
county, is a member of the Colerado state
Senate, and will take his seat at the meet
ins of that body seen after his return te
his adopted state. The new Legislature of
Colerado is decidedly Republican, the
Senate being composed of 23 Republicans
and 3 Democrats, and the Heuse of 46 Re
publicans and 13 Democrats. Mr. Stubbs
belongs te the majority side.
Ne Trouble at all. Sir !
A man in Frederick, Md., writes te the
clerk of the commissioners te knew
whether another man was a property
holder in this county during 1735 or since.
He encloses a pestage stamp te pay for
an answer. He probably does net knew
the amount of trouble that he would put
the clerk te. He would just have te leek
through 8,555 assessment books, and if he
had no ether work he might be able te
give the Frederick gentleman some infor
mation before January 1, 1882.
Tne Star Club.
This valuable and interesting organiza
tion which did such excellent work in pop pep
ularizin astronomical study last winter,
will reorganize this season. Werk will be
begun next Monday night, when Mr. J. P.
McCaskey will begin the list of stars te
be studied and develop ideas en the sub
jects iuvelvcd in the course of study.
This is the way he advertises it en his
business envelopes : "A. E. Kecpert. Lit Lit
tlestewn, Pa., Dealer in Watches, Clocks,
Stationary, &c, Mineralogy, Geology and
Chemistry Practically Applied." The
traffic in insurance policies en aged and in
valid relatives seems te be auether branch
of his business.
The Poultry Associations.
- The meeting of the Lancaster county
poultry association, en Monday will be an
important one te all who are interested in
the coming poultry exhibition final ar
rangements for which will have te be made
en that occasion. There should be a full
The Bishop at at. Mary's.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Shanahan will be pres
ent at the 10 o'clock mass at St. Mary's
church te-morrow, when he will give a de
tailed narrative of his late pilgrimage te
Notary Public Appointed.
Charles R. Kline, esq., has been com
missioned bv Governer Heyt a netarv
OUK iCEGCLAK CUKkKSPOXDKXCE
At a meeting of Columbia ledge, Ne.
28G, F. aud A. 31., held en Thursday
evening, the following officers were elected
te serve during the ensuing year :
Worshipful Master James Perrettct.
Senior Warden Theodere L. Urban.
Junier Warden J. W. Yocum, esq.
Treasurer J. A. Meyers. .
Secretary A. J. Kauflinan, esq.
Trustees Geerge Crane, Geerge F.
Rathven and Milten Wike.
Representative te the Grand Ledge
A. J. KautTman, esq.
The following committee were appointed
by the Worshipful Master :
Accounts W. W. Upp, Thoodero L.
Urban and A. Jessel.
Charity A. J. Kauffiuan, Charles A.
Pfahlcrand Henry Hippcy.
Rev. J. J. Russell, pastor pf St. Peter's
Catholic church, extended an invitation te
the Citizens' baud, of this place, te visit
him at his residence en Seuth Second
street Lit evening, and is needless te say
the boys went. They found Father Rus
sell te be a very generous and agreeable
host and very pleasantly spent the hour
and a half they remained with him, doing
justice te the handsome collation which
was spread. Tlie baud discoursed several
pretty airs and bade their host geed night
at about ten o'clock.
The teachers' institute is iu scssieu to
day at the public school building at Fifth
and Locust streets.
'Between Jerusalem aud Jericho" is
the subject selected by Rev. J. H. Ester
line, pastor of the Church of GeJ, te be
discoursed upon te-morrow at the Bethel
corner ej Seventh and Walnut streets.
The Columbia tire company transacted
the business of the month last evening,bul
it was unimportant te any but the mem
bers of the company.
James D. Case of Danville, Pa., is visit
ing his family at this place.
The employees of the Shawnee rolling
mill will be paid te-day for two weeks'
A numlicr of persons were skating en
the river thi.- morning. The mercury was
down below the freezing point last night.
The movement of freight en the Penn
sylvania railroad is net as heavy as it was
a couple of weeks age.
A number of robberies aie reported as
having taken place abent Chestnut Hill,
The snow is melting fast and the streets
aie new almost entirely clear of it.
The weather is said te be net favorable
te tobacco stripping and the farmers about
here are net makiug the haste they would
with geed weather.
Market this morning was rather geed.
There were many country peeple in town
and after market hours they made busi
ness lively at the stores. Most of the
stores have, by this time, get in their
The Pennsylvania railroad company have
net yet commenced putting down their new
platfarm in front of the depot.
The Third ward Democratic banner is
still at the club headquarters at Fourth
and Union streets.
Henry Wislcr butchered about 1600
pounds of perk meat this week eight hogs
for his own use.
The Chestnut Hill iron company have
get track laid en their new receptacle for
pig iron and iron ere deposits at the Shaw
nee furnace. The improvements there are
Mr. F. A. I'enuctt has returned from tbe
J. J. Rl.tck left here for Philadelphia,
yesterday te return te duty.
He .Breaks Through the Ice.
About neon te-day two sons of J.Brudcr,
of East King .street, were out skating en
the ice en the Couestega below Woodward
Hill cemetery ; Jehn aged 9 years, breke
through the iec and was drowned. Chris
tian, aged 12 years, attempted te save his
brother and was almost drowned also.
The body of the younger boy has net yet
The further particulars in regard te the
sad affair arc as fellows : The two Brudcr
boys, with Charles Ferdncy, son of
Charles Ferdncy, aged ten years, and
several ethers were skating en the ice,
near Woodward's rock. Jehn Bruder
ventured out tee far aud broke through
the ice, which was rotten. Seeing him go
down his brother Christian and young
Ferdncy ran te the rescue. Tlie drown
ing boy caimht held of his brother but his
hands were se eeld that lie was unable te
retain his grip and he fell back into the
water. After that he was net seen by the
ether boys, who after considerable difficulty
managed te get ashore. Beth were wet
through and Christian Brudcr was brought
te town. Immediately after the accident
the father of the boy, who is proprietor of
the Fairmount hotel, was notified. With a
number of ether men he proceeded te the
place where the boy was last seen. At last
accounts :i party under the leadership of
Harry Yackiy were searching for the body.
Tbe coroner was notified.
Near the place where the accident eccu r
rcd was another party of boys who had
been skatim; for several hours along the
edge of the ci eck. They did net hear of
the accident until the arrival of the
drowned Wvs father.
Kcal Kstate Sold.
Henry Shubcit, auctioneer aud teal cf
tate agent, bold at private sale, this day,
the prepei ty lelenging te Rebert L. Arm
strong, .situated en the north side of East
Orange street. Xe. 719, te William S.
Shirk, for 2,509.
Jacob Betz has told te IS. J. McGrann,
eight acres of land with brick house and
barn, in Manhcim twp., fer$4,00O. There is
en the pieperty a geed spring and stream
of running water. Mr. McGrann intends
te erect water works en the place for the
purpose of supplying one of his ether
farms with water. He also intends build
ing fish and ice ponds.
Held for Postage.
Letters addresed as fellows arc held for
postage at the Lancaster posteflicc
" Miss Eliza Wallace, Salisbury
Lancaster county. Pa."
"Mrs. C. II. Kitch. 131 North Tenth
street, Reading, Pa."
Michael Sehall, esq., has disposed of his
Middletewii furnace te the Messrs. Halde
man, the well-known iron menef Chickics,
and Dr. Charles Ness, of Yerk. The fur
nace will be operated by its new owners
and Yerk county ere used.
Off the Track.
While shifting cars in rear of the P. R.
R. freight depot this afternoon one of the
cars jumped the switch, causing a delay of
half an hour or mere in moving trains. Xe
ether damage was done.
This afternoon Abraham Nelan and
Franklin Elair were driving a team be
longing te Wm. Wohlsen along Middle
strcer.'Al tl.e the corner of L!me the wheel
of the wagon broke, Nelan was thrown
out and bad Iixs wrist badly sprained.
Gene te Washington.
Hen. A. Hen- Smith, our rcpsesentative
in Cygres-. lei Lancaster te-day for
Washington te be present at the reas
sembling of Congress oil 3Ienday next.
Te-day is pension day, aud all the alder
men of the city are busily engaged in pre
paring the neeessary papers te enable the
pensioned soldiers te draw thair quarterly