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LANCASTER biiLi INTELLIGENCER TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 1880.
These have produced irregularities and in
congruities in the rates of taxation, se that
en some articles the duties have become
prohibitory, while en ethers the rate of
taxation is tee low. Seme duties ad va va
eorem might, with the experience acquired
under existing laws, be converted into
specific duties. Many articles which de
net compete with domestic industry, and
yield but a small amount of revenue,
might be added te the free list. The
changes suggested would tend te simplify
the work of appraisement, remove the irri
tations among business men, which se of
ten arise in an enforcement of the laws
imposing duties ad valerem, and reduce
the cost of collection. Fermer reports of
the Eecrttary exhibit many facts, showing
in detail the necessity of such modifica
tions. By section 2,501 of the revised statutes,
an additional duty of 10 per cent, ad va-
lercm is imposed en all 'goods (except
en wool, raw cotton and raw silk) the
growth or production of countries cast of
the Cape of Geed Hepe, when imported
into the United States from places we6t of
the cape. Coffee produced in the Dutch
colonial possessions beyond the cape, and
imported from places this side of the cape,
has been charged with this additional du
ty. The fifth article of the treaty with
the Netherlands, of February 26, 1653,
provides that discriminating duties against
tea and coffee, the products of the pos
sessions of the Netherlands, shall be re
moved by the United States whenever the
discriminating expert duties imposed by
the government of the Netherlands in fi fi
ver of direct shipments te Helland of the
products of its colonial possessions arc re
moved. The discriminating expert duties
were sometime since removed by the Neth
erlands government, and it is, therefore,
incumbent upon the United States, under
the treaty, te remove the discriminating
import duties en tea and coffee produced
in the possessions of the Netherlands. It
is recommended that early action be taken
by Congress in the matter.
In this connection it may be questioned
whether the discriminating duties imposed
by section 2,501 of the revised statutes,
should net altogether be repealed. The
prevision of law new embodied in that
section was originally passed te encourage
the direct shipment te the United States of
goods around the Cape of Geed Hepe, as
against the shipment of such goods te Eu
rope and their trans-shipment thence te the
The Suez canal has, however, se chang
the course of trade, that most of the goods
which are produced beyond the cape and
imported into the United States arc scut te
European ports and trans-shipped thence
for the United States. It therefore oft
becomes difficult te decide whether such
goods, when shipped from the country of
production, were destined for the Ameri
can or European markets, the shipments
being rarely made en through bills of lad
ing. The total revenue derived from this
source for the past year was only $167,
436.31. It is recommended that the pro pre
vision of law in question be repealed.
Frem the various sources of taxation un
der the internal revenue laws, the receipts
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880,
were as fellows :
Frem spirits, 61,185,508.79
Frem tobacco, 38,870,140.08
Frem fermented liquors, . . . 12,829,802.84
Frem banks and bankers,.. 3,350,985.28
r rem penalties, xc,
Frem adhesive stamps,
Frem arrears of taxes under
The foregoing statement does net include
the tax collected by the treasurer of the
United Slates from national banks, which
amounts te 7,014,971.44.
The amount of collections exhibited in
the foregoing tabic includes commissions
en sales of stamps, paid in kind, as well as
amounts collected in 1879, but net deposit
ed till within the last fiscal year. An ap
parent variation consequently arises be
tween the amounts of collections given in
the tables and these shown by the cover
ing warrants of the treasury.
The increase of the revenue from spir
its during the last fiscal year was
$8,615,224.10. But there was a
decrease in the revenue from to
bacco in its various forms of manufacture,
for the same period, of 1,264,862.57,
which was te be expected en account of
the reduction in the rate of taxation upon
that commodity. The increase of income
from the tux en fermented liquors was 2,
100,482.70. The total increase of revenue
from spirits and fermented liquors was
$11,034,075.99. The increase of revenue
from taxes en banks and bankers was but
S152,101.69 ever the income for 1879. The
total increase of internal revenue, after de
duction of the decrease of income from to
bacco and the decrease from collections en
the arrears of taxes, was $10,598,147.15.
The secretary cannot tee strongly urge
the importance of stability in the rates
imposed en spirits, tobacceand fermented
liquors. These articles are regarded
by all governments as proper ob
jects of taxation. Any reduction
in the rates imposes a heavy less
te the owner of the stock en baud, while
an increase operates as a bounty te such
owner. When the rate is fixed, the trade
adapts itself te it. A change disturbs the
collection of the tax. and the manufacture
of the article. As already suggested, the
time is opportune for reducing the subjects
of internal taxation te the articles named
and the taxes en circulating notes of banks.
The taxes proposed te be repealed 3'ieldcd
during the last fiscal year as fellows :
Frem banks and bankers ether titan na
tional,. ................ .3,350,985.28
Frem national banks ether
than en circulation...... 4,438,134.80
Frem adhesive, stamps, 7,668,394.22
In all, 15,457,514.30
In case of such repeal, ample time
should be given te exhaust the tax-paid
stamps without less te the manufacturer.
Kxperts eml Imposts.
The experts and imports during the lest
fiscal year have been as fellows :
Experts of domestic merchan
Experts of fereigu merchan
Imports of merchandise,...
Excess of experts ever im
ports of merchandise, $167,083,912
Aggregate of experts and im
Compared with the previous year, there
was an increase of $125,199,217 in the val
ue of experts of merchandise, and an in
crease of $222,176,971 in the value of im
ports. The annual average of the excess
of such imports ever experts for ten years
previous te June 30, 1873, was $104,706,
922, but for the last five years there has
been anexccss of experts ever imports of
merchandise amounting te $920,955,387
an annual average of $184,101,077. The
specie value of the experts of domestic
merchandise increased from $370,616,473
in 1870, te $823,946,353 in 1880, an in
crease of $447,329,880, or 110 per cent.
Tie imports of merchandise increased
from $435,958,408 .in 1870, te $007,934,
746 in 1880 an increase t)f $231,996,338,
or 58 per cent.
There was an increase in the value of the
experts of wheat, wheat-Heur and corn,
as compared with 'similar experts of the
preceding year, of $78,233,837, or 39 per
ceaL; an increase in the. value of the ex ex
eorts of cotton of $49,231,655, or 30.3 per
cent;-, an increase in the value of. the ex ex
eorts of previsions of $10,184,592, or 8.7
per cent.; and an increase in the experts of
live animals ef $4,394,366, or 38.3 cent
There has also been a noticeable increase
in the value of the experts of tallow, oil eil
cake, vegetable oils, seeds, clocks and
watches, hops, wool, and a few ether com
modities. During the last fiscal year
breadstuffs constituted 35 per cent, of the
value of our experts of domestic merchan
dise, cotton 27 per cent., and previsions 15
The imports of merchandise for the past
year exceeded 6uch imports during any
previous year in the history of the country.
The leading articles, showing marked in
crease in quantity or value imported, are
coffee, hides and skins, raw silk and tea,
all of which are free of duty, and copper,
manufactures of cotton, silk, and wool,
fruits, glass, iron, steel, lead, leather and
precious stones, leaf tobacco, wool and
zinc. The imports of unmanufactured
wool increased from 39.000,000 pounds in
1879 te ever 128,000,000 pounds in 1880.
The value of the imports of railroad-bars
of iron and steel increased from $70,071 in
1879 te $4,952,286 in 1880.
During each year from 1862 te 1879, in
clusive, the experts of specie exceeded the
imports thereof. The largest excess of
Buch experts ever imports' was reached dur
ing the year 1864, when it ameuuted te
$92,280,919. But during f the year ended
June 30, 1880, the imports of coin and
bullion exceeded the experts thereof by
$75,891,391. During July, August, Sep
tember and October of the current fiscal
year the imports of specie were $47,940,805
and the experts were $4,7Zl,8zH, making
an excess of imports ever experts of
The large and continued excess of the
value of the experts of merchandise ever
the imports of merchandise appears te
render it probable that we shall sec a con
tinuation of, and, perhaps, a large in
crease in, the flew of speeie into this
Exportation ana Importation et Cattle.
In a letter of February 19, 1880, from
this department te the speaker of the
Heuse of Representatives, the attention of
Congress was called te the prevalence of
the disease known as pleuropneumenia,
or lung-plague, in neat cattle, and some
recommendations were made as te the
proper legislation en the subject.
It may be assumed that this disease
lias never existed in this country west of
the Alleghany mountains; and that it has
net for a long time existed in Canada, or
in this country near the line of Canada.
The exportation of live horned cattle
from the United States is very large, and
is rapidly increasing, the cattle going
mostly te Great Britain. Fer the eight
months ended August 31, 1880, the value
of such animals exported was $12,462,837,
which is nearly double the value of the
exportation for the same period in 1879.
By an order of the Privy Council of
Great Britain, all American cattle must
be slaughtered at the pert of arrival within
ten days. The, effect of this order is te
prevent the shipment of any but fat cattle;
and it entails great less as te that class of
animals, by compelling the immediate
slaughter of such as arc injured, or become
sick upon the voyage, and therefore of
little value for feed. It also prevents the
owners from driving the cattle from the
pert of importation te a better market, or
from keeping them until the market im
proves. Furthermore, there is a large de
mand in England for store or stock-cattle,
te be fed and fattened in that country for
its own markets, a demand which this
country could supply te an unlimited ex
tent. It is believed that this trade, if un
restricted, might far exceed the trade in
fat cattle. The losses and embarrassments
by reasons of the order for immediate
slaughter are, commercially considered,
very great. The British government, how
ever, is ready te rescind it when it may be
done without danger of sperading pleuro pleure pleuro
pneueonia in their country through im
portations from the United States.
The question of the rescission of the or
der has been the subject of official discus
sion between this Government and the
Government of Great Britain, as well as in
Parliament. It is believed that whenever
Congress makes prevision for the extinc
tion or prevention of the disease, or for
such security of the great routes of travel
from the West te the seaboard as will
make it reasonably certain that the cattle
shipped from our ports, or any of them,
will net carry infection with them,
the order of Council requiring immediate
slaughter will be rescinded.
The recommendation that a commission
be created, whose duty it shall be te in
vestigate reports of the existence of the
disease, and te collect information respect
ing it, reporting the results te some De
partment for official publication, is re
newed. It is further recommended that
such commission be authorized te co
operate with State and municipal authori
ties, and corporations and persons en
gaged in the transportation of neat-cattle,
and establish regulations for the safe con
veyance of such cattle from the interior
te the seaboard, and the shipment of them,
se that they may net be exposed te the
disease; and that such commission, also,
may establish such quarantine stations and
regulations as may be deemed necessary te
prevent the spread of the disease by im
portations from abroad. It is believed
that the legislation thus indicated,
properly executed, will induce the Gov
ernment of Great Britain te rescind its
order for immediate slaughter, and thus
promote a very large increase in the ex
portation of neat-cattle from this country.
Whether Congress should go further, and
undertake the extirpation of the disease in
the States where it new exists, is a ques
tion of mere difficulty, and it is deemeed
best te leave that part of the subject for
Commerce and Navigation.
The records of the Register of the Treas
ury show that the total tonnage of vessels
of the United States, at the close Of the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1880, was 4,068,
034 tens. Of this amount 1,352,810 tens
were comprised in 2,378 "vessels registered
for the foreign trade, and 2,715,224 tens
in 22,334 vessels enrolled and licensed for
the coasting trade and fisheries. There
has been a decrease of 138,723 tens in ves
sels employed in the foreign trade, and a
decrease of 37,157 tens in such as were en
gaged in the domestic trade.
' -- -Jehn
Te Hen. S. J. Randall, Speaker of the
Heuse of Representatives.
This concludes the most important and
generally interesting portion of the report,
which gees en te refer te the commerce of
the country; te tne sueject ei claims
nzainsl the treasury, which the secretary
thinks should be adjudicated ; te the print
ing bureau ; the lighthouse establishment;
the coast survey ; the marine hospitals ;
the life-savinc service : the national beard
of health : the public buildings : the reve.
nue marine steamboat inspection ; Alas
ka : tlic District of Columbia ; and the
i)lic service. What is said en these sub
jects, being of comparatively little interest,
we onus, .&ds. iat.j
The census just taken in the city of Ber
lin, Prussia, shows the population, includ
ing the garrison, te be 1,118,630, this
being sixteen per cent, above the popula
tion of 1875, having mere than doubled
Elisha Estes was fatally shot by J. W.
Alverson, near Cascade, Pittsylvania
county, Va. They were farmers and
neighbors. Estes was en horseback,, rid
ing en Alverson's premises, and was order
ed off, but refused te go, when the shoot sheet
ing took place. Estes is a brother of Jes.
Estes, who was murdered by a negre last
August. Heewas taken te another broth
er's house after being shot and is new
probably dead. Alverson has net been
TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 7, 1880.
The Treasury Repert.
The report of the secretary of the
treasury is of such interest and. value
that we publish it in full, as far as it
treats of the mere important topics con
sidered, and our readers will find, upon
reading it, that they are repaid. The
treasury report is always the annual
paper of most value te intelligent citi
zens ay,1ie are interested in the financial
conduct of the government, as all ought
te be : and Mr. Sherman treats his topics
with such clearness and force as te make
it really a pleasure te read his report.
He has been a sensible secretary, and
consequently a successful one. It re
quires no great degree el intellect ie
conduct properly the linancial affairs of
the country or of an individual. Busi
ness men are net necessiurily nor generally
very intellectual men. It does net need
a powerful intellect te understand the
simple rules of finance ; but it does seem
te need a peculiar sort of common sense
which is wanting, perhaps, in the major
ity of people.
A marked illustration of this is
afforded by Mr. .Sherman's narration of
the fate of the silver dollars which Con
gress would insist upon ordering te be
coined at the rate of two millions a
month. It ought te be a fact that the
.majority of the cengressitwial representa
tives should have sufficient sense te un
derstand the elementary principles of
finance; but it is a demonstrated fact
that they don't ; else surely they could
never have ordered the coinage of a sil
ver dollar whose certain, fate would take
it into the storehouse or the treasury and
which could net be kept in circulation te
any extent. A child in. financial knowl
edge would have knevm this ; but the
most of congressmen knew absolutely
nothing about what seeans se simple, in
its treatment by the secretary.
Our contemporaries are straining
themselves te publish Mr. Hayes's mes
sage. We have looked, it ever and find
that there is nothing in it. It is weak
as dish-Avater. We could net censcien
tieusly ask any of our readers te wade
through it. It would le a Avaste of types
te lend them te it.
Jehn C. New svys he will cither be the
next senator from India aa or Ben Harri
son. Whichever is left he cxpscts will
get a cabinet scat.
The new "Old "Prebs. " Hazen, is an
Ohie mau. the son-in-law of Washington
McLean, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and
was backed by Stanley Matthews. The
officers of the army, with whom Hazen is
net popular, are net at all pleiAsed with
Genera Gkant was invited te visit
Paterson, N. J., by the beard of trade of
that city, and make a tour of observation
of its manufacturing establishments. The
general accepted the invitation, and
named Sat unlay next as the day of the
Cel. A- K. McClukb te-day starts for
an extended journey through the capitals
of the SeCthcrn states. He will go te
Richmond, thcucc te Columbia, thence te
Atlanta, thence te Montgomery, thence te
New Oilcans, thence te -Jacksen, thence
te Nashville, thence te Louisville, and
home by Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and
he will gi'e his impressions of the politi
cal attitude and drift of the Seuth and of
the industrial interests of the Southern
people in a series of letters.
In a letter te a friend in this city, Gov.
Heyt notices Dr. Grcenwald's Thanksgiv
ing sermon and says, what has been pub
lished in the Intelliggncer repeatedly,
that no change was made in the phraseol
ogy of his Thanksgiving proclamation by
reason of, or in consequence of any an
imadversions of leading Israelites or
of their pretest, request or demand. At
the time of its final issue no wenl had
been heard from-them by him, directly or
indirectly,- ' and it is unjmt te them te
Longfellow is mentioned as saying
that he thinks he was led te write the
"Wreck of the Hesperus" because the
words "Nerman's Wee," associated with
the disasters at sea, seemed te him se in
describably sad. . It was after receiving a
letter full of lefty sentiments from Charles
Sumner that he wrote "Excelsior."
It used te be that senators readily re re
signedte take cabinet places. New seats
in the Senate are preferred te cabinet offices
It is net the mere business of administer
ing a department, but the interminable
bother of office-seekers, which makes the
life of a cabinet officer slavery of the least
The Albany "slate," as regards the
United States scnatershinp, has undergone
a material modification within the past 24
hours, the effect of, which will be the prob
able withdrawal of Mr. Chauncey M.
Depew, and the substitution of some man
who will net be se open te the imputation
of direct railroad influence. Judge Black's
letter, it would thus appear, has impressed
upon the political managers as well as the
great railway kings, the wisdom of net
being quite se bold. Mr. Depew's chief
reputation is that of attorney for the New
Yerk Central railroad.
R. A. Ammcrman, civil and mining en
gineer at Shamokin, committed suicide by
sheeting himself iu the head while labor
ing under a temporary abcratien of mind.
An old man named Nicewater, and a
boy named Frank Hull, walking en the P.
R. R. track, near Summcrhill station, were
While the son of Jehnsen Grant, aged
seventeen, was hunting at Byren Centre
in the oil regions, and climbing a fence,
the trigger of his gun caught and the
weapon was discharged, the contents en
tiling his head, killing him instantly.
Emery Snodgrass. a brakeman of the
Pittsburgh, Titusvilie & Buffalo railroad,
while coupling cars'at Brockton had his
head caught been the platforms. - The in
jury was examined, and it is wonderful te
say tne skull was net broken.
The will of the late James E. Brown, of
Kittanning, has been made public. The
amount of property involved will reach
82,500,000. The will was made 1871, and
in it Mr. Brown bequeaths 825 te every
widow in Kittanniug, $25 te every wife
who shall become a widow, this gift te be
made te include these Kittanning girls
who shall hereafter become wives. Near
ly all the remainder of his estate ' gees te
Presbyterian church beards.
LATEST MEWS BY MAIL.
During an altercation twelve miles west
of Fert Griffin, Texas, a man named Car Car
eon shot and killed a man named Bishop.
Carsen is himself mortally wounded.
The libel suit of the Delaware State
Fire and Marine insurance company
against W. T. Creasdale, editor of the
Wilmington Every Evening, for $20,000,
was decided last evening by a verdict for
The extensive dry goods establishment
of Keet a Ue., at Fert Wayne, wasvisitea
by burglars ea Sunday and 62,000 worth
of silks, sealskin sacks and ether goods
were taken. There is no clue te tne roo reo roe
bers. Charles Smith, an operator in the West-,
ern Union telegraph office at Stafferd,
N. Y., came there te visit his folks, and
while engaged in cleaning his revolver it
was accidentally discharged, the ball hit
ting his mother in the head. . She ex
claimed, "My Ged! Charlie, you have
shot me," and instantly expired.
In Alpine Bluff, Ark., James Andersen,
a negre, entered the house of Jeseph Mil
ler, where 3Irs. Miller and two children
were asleep. He committed an outrage
en the person of Mrs. Miller and stele a
small sum of money. He was seen after
wards arrested, and being identified by
Mrs. Miller a mob hanged him ttf the
nearest telegraph pole.
MEETING OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY
Crep Keperts Essays and Discussions
Forests and Ferest Lair, &c. &c.
Tbe Lancaster County Agricultural and
Horticultural society met in their rooms,
in city hall, yesterday afternoon.
The following named members and vis
itors were present :
Jeseph F. Witmer, president, Paradise ;
31. D. Kendig, secretary, Cresswcll,
Maner township ; Calvin Cooper, Bird-in-Hand;
W. W. Gricst, city; Dr. C. A.
Greene, city; J. H. Landis, Maner;
Jehnsen Miller, Warwick; C. L. Hun
seckcr, Manheim township; Jacob Bol Bel
linger, Warwick ; Peter S. Reist, Lititz ;
Wm. McCemsey, city ; James Weed, Lit
tle Britain ; F. R. Diffcnderffer.city ; Dan
iel Smeych, city ; C. A. Gast, city ; Peter
Hcrshey, city ; Jehn C. Linville, Salis
bury; J. Heffman Hershey, Rohrcrstewu;
A. F. Hestctter, city ; Tobias Hershey,
Leacock ; Israel L.Landis,Manheim ; J.M.
Crep reports being ciflled for, Jacob Bol Bel
linger stated that the early-sewn wheat
in his ncighoiheocTbad been badly damaged
by the fly especially the red wheat sewn
early in October ; that which had been
sewn later looked better. He reported
that from one acre of laud he Irad gathered
115 bushels and 22 quarts of corn, one el
the stocks being 17 feet in length.
J. H. Landis reported the wheat in his
neighborhood as looking very well. To
bacco buyers had been around looking at
the new crop, but he had heard of only
one let that had been sold. It was taken
at 23, 8, and 3.
President Witmer said the wheat' in his
hborheod looked as well as he had
ever seen at this season of the year. Farm
ers are busy stripping their tobacco and
preparing it for the buyers. Theie had
been three lets sold in-the neighborhood
one at 20, 8 and 3, and the two ethers at
23, 8 and 3. A week age he had visited
Berks county and. heard many complaints
of the peer condition of the wheat crop,
many fields being nearly eaten up by the
Experiments in Wheat Culture.
Jehn C. Linville read an essay in which
he. gave the results of his experiments in
wheat culture. Although wheat is a
staple crop and may be sold c-cry day in
the year, it is a very uncertain one, owing
te the depredations of insects and the fro
qucnt recurrence of unfavorable weather.
Besides, the many differing kinds of soil
require the application of ditlcrcnt kinds
and different quantities of fertilizers, and
these again arc affected by the condition
of the weather, for that which may be
geed for a dry season may net
be 'geed for a wet one. Under all "condi
tions a geed rich soil is necessary te secure
a geed crop. Mr. Linville commenced the
new system of " cultivating " wheat, by
sewing it in bread drills, sufficiently far
apart te admit of its being cultivated in
1877, and had followed up that system iu
1878 and 1879, but en neither of these oc
casions could he see that the "cultivated"
wheat was auy better, or produced mere
bushels te the acre than that sewn or
drilled in by the old plan ; while the culti
vated appeared te suffer mere from rust
and mildew than the uncultivated. This
year he has thrown his cultivator aside,
though he is net prepared te say that un
der mere favorable circumstance the new
plan might have yielded better results.
A "vote of thanks was tendered 3lr.
Linville for his essay.
Dr. Greene read a short essay en fertili
zers, wherein he urged the importance of
farmers usincr every possible means of in
creasing the bulk of their compost heaps.
He urged the importance of saving the
vast amount of sewage that is constantly
running te waste, and also the dirt of the
streets net only .the mauure but old
bones, paper, ashes, vegetables, the con
tents of privies and everything else
that, after having undergone certain
chemical changes, furnishes feed for
plants. He urged the society te take held
of this matter and thus become the pio
neer of a system that is sure te be eventu
ally adopted. It has been done in Londen,
Paris and ether parts of the old world,
and will have te be dene in this as the
land becomes exhausted and the popula
tion increases. He believed there was
meucy in it.
Mr. Linville endorsed Dr. Greene's views
as being important aud practicable. If
we have all the elements of first-rate fer
tilizers in our midst and going te waste,
there is no use paying high prices for man
ufactured fertilizers if we can make
them at less cost.
Dr. Greene reported that he had been
in correspondence with several gentlemen
with the object of having them lecture be
fore the society.
Tobacco aud Butter.
"Can tobacco culture and the dairy be
carried en successfully en the same farm
at the same time?" was the next matter
considered. C. L. Hunsecker said it was
a question mere easily asked than answer
ed. In this section of the country it is
customary te raise all sorts of produce en
the same farm, but as both butter-making
ana toDacce-culture require a great deal
of labor and a great deal of care, it might
be considered almost impossible for eue
farmer te attend properly te both. It is
quite common, however, for farmers te
raise tobacco "en the shares," giving te
a practical tobacco-grower a share of the
crop for attending te the whole of it. In
this way both industries may be well
cared for en the same farm.'
Dr. Greene' thought the two industries
could net be successfully run together;
the nicotine of the tobacco would affect
the milk of the cow, if tobacco were even
hung in the same building in which the
cattle were sheltered, or the corn handled
by .the same person handling tobacco. Dr.
Greene explained at some length, the
chemical and physiological reasons, for
keeping butter and tobacco far asunder.
A long and discursive discussion fol
lowed, participated in by F. R. Diffende'rf
fer, Daniel Smeych, J. H. Landis, James
Weed, Jacob -Bellinger, J. C. Linville,
and ethers. .While there was much dif
ference of opinion expressed en some
points, it was pretty well agreed that the
spring house should be kept as far as pos
sible from the tobacco shed and pig pen,
and, that while gilt-edge butter is "just
the 'thing, " it generally costs as much te
make it. as it sells for.
"Is close grazing injurious te pasture? "
was the next subject attacked. Jehnsen
Miller answered affirmatively and thought
farmers often injured their pastures by tee
close grazing and by having mere cattle in
the field than tiny had grass te feed.'
M! D. Kendig advised that young crass
neias de grazea closely se as te give tucm
a geed strong set ; after the field was weli
set he would net graze se closely.
J. H. Landis would net graze closely if
the season was dry. Clever, especially,
would be liable te die out if eaten down
tee close te the roots. In a wet season,
with rank grass, he would graze closer.
James Weed, Dr. Greene, J. C. Linville
and ethers also spoke upon the question.
Frank Diffenbcrffer called attention te a
rtatement recently made by Prof. Mchan,
the distinguished botanist and horticultur
ist, te the effect than when Pennsylvania
was first visited by Europeans, its great
valleys were devoid of timber. Mr. Dif-
fenderfier, S. P. Eby, Jehn H. Landis, A.
F. Hostetter, J. C. Linville and ethers,
took issue with Prof. Mehan, at least se
far as the valleys of Lancaster county are
concerned, and quoted history and tradi
tion te prove that the aforesaid valleys
were heavily timbered, but none of them
could reach back quite te the time of
Penn, or find in the valleys trees mere than
two hundred years old.
The County Appropriation
Calvin Cooper announced that he held
a voucher for 818, the county appropria
tion due the society for the year 1878
the 1879 appropriation having been pre
Mr. Cooper moved that S. P. Eby, esq.,
be elected a life member iu consideration
of his frequent legal services in behalf of
the society for which he never charged
anything ; carried.
The president called atteutien te the
valuable services by J. B. Lichty in con
nection with the society's late fair. He
moved the thanks of the society be ten
dered him therefore ; carried.
Business for Next Meeting.
The following questions were proposed
for discussion at next meeting :
"What is the best way te restore worn
out lands?" Referred te Isrrel L. Lan
dis. "Are wind-brakes as a protection te
erchanls beneficial?" Referred te Casper
" Should fruit be allowed te ret under
the trees?" Referred te Calvin Cooper.
" What are the relative values of corn
and wheat bran as feed for stock?" Re
ferred te J. C. Linville.
'"Can fruit trees be grown for their
timber as well as for their fruit ?" Refer
red te II. 31. Englc.
" Was Pennsylvania covered with forests
at the date of its discovery by Europeans?"
Referred te A. F. Hestctter.
Mr. Smeych asked what had become of
the Japan persimmon tree that had been
introduced in this county a few years age.
Celviu Cooper answered that the four
young trees he had planted all died the
first winter after they were set out! It
was stated, however, that a few were still
living hi pets and boxes, and ene or mere
of them had fruited.
Jehn II. Landis spoke of the importance
of protecting and extending our forests,
and hoped the next question discussed by
the society would be the previsions of the
forest bill ellcred by him at the last ses
sion of the Legislature.
It was filially agreed that the following
question should take precedcuce of all
ethers at next meeting :
" What legislation should we have en
The Late Fair.
Dr. S. S. Rathven, treasurer of the late
fair fund, sent in a report showing his re
ceipts from the officers of the fair te have
been. $102.45 ; payment of fifteen cash pre
miums $122.05, Forty-one premiums
were never called for and eight special
premiums were granted for which no
award was made.
On motion it was ordered that the
thanks of the society be tendered te Dr.
Rathven ; that he be directed te pay the
balance in his hands into the society's
treasury, and present his bill for services
Y. M. C. A.
.Election or Officers for Next Year.
At the meeting of the Yeung Men's
Christian association last evening, the
following officers were elected for the year
President Hen. Jehn B. Warfcl.
Vice Presidents D. C. Havcrstick, Prof.
J. P. 3IcCaskey, Marriett Brosius, J. W.
Byrne, b. 1. Lcvan.
Recording Secretary D. S.
Registering Secretary, P. S
Executive Secretary D. R.
Treasurer J. F. Mentzcr.
Beard of Managers.
Presbyterian Church, Hugh R. Fulton.
" Mission, H. C. Moere.
Duke Street 31. E., Jehn B. Geed.
St. Paul's 31. E., Jehn E. Shaum.
First Reformed, Edw. Bookmyer.
St. Paul's " Jehn L.'Pearsel.
St. Luke's " Bcnj. F. Bausman,
St. Stephen's Reformed, Prof. J. S.Stahr.
Moravian, Geerge K. Reed.
St. Jehn's Lutheran, T. Baumgarduer.
Grace " A. A. Hubley.
Christ " E. J. Erisman.
St. James Episcopal, J. 31. Davidsen.
St. Jehn's " W. F. Umble,
First Baptist, J. R. Fester.
Swedcnbergian, Jehn H. 3Ietzlcr.
English Ev. Association, R.K. Schnader.
The officers are ex-officio members of the
SALES OF TOBACCO.
Ueed Prices Paid te Lancaster County
We hear of a number of sales of 1880
tobacco and a general run of geed prices
is reported for geed crops. Of these re
turned the following are netable and
representative of various sections of the
ceunty: 3Ir. Hcbble, of Pcquea township,
te Oppcnhcimer, at 21, 18, 0 ; 3Ir. Lindc-
muth, of Ceney, te Lcderman, at 30;
Mr. KenclL of Gap, at 20 ; 3Ir. Snavclv.
of Leacock, at 27, 5 ; Jehn Clark, of
(jonestega, at 23, 8, 3 ; Jehn L. Rohrer,
of Salisbury, 5 acres, at 23, 10, 4 ; Jeshua
Lapp, 4 acres, at- 20, 10 ; 3Ir. Ulrich, of
Leacock, at 27, 5 ; Benjamin Bciler, at 18,
8 ; Jehn Rcescr te Samuel Hendersen, at
21, 5 ; Gco.Ammen?,at 23, 4; Jehn Storm Sterm
feltz, of East Hcmpfield, at. 25,. 8, 3;
Henry Waldeman, of East Hempfield, at
28, 3; -Nathaniel Geiman, 3It. Jey, 14
around ; 3Ir. Stack te Lederman, 4 acres,
at 23, 0, 3.
The crop of tramps is quite geed just
new as it always is in cool weather.
Plenty of them can be seen en North Queen
street aud in the neighborhood of the
Pennsylvania depot, every evening. They
are always en the beg and "just want two
mere cents te get a bed." They gener
ally spend the money for rum and get the
bed at the lock-up.
Tae names of Men Who Will try the First
Cases or the New Tear.
This morning at 8 o'clock, in the county
commissioners' office, Judge Livingston,
Sheriff Strine, and Jury Commissioners
Ringwalt and Hartman drew the names of
the following persons from the jury wheel.
They are the first who have been drawn
since the wheel was filled in- November
and they will try the first cases of the new
Names of 21 grand jurors te serve in a quar
ter sessions court, commencing Monday, Jan
Fred'k Bernlzer, agent. 9th ward. city.
AVushlnglen Bunting, farmer. Celeratu.
James MacGenigle, telegraph operator. 3d
David SI. Mayer, farmer, Manheim twp.
D. B. Harnisb. farmer. . Cocalico.
D. S. Summy, eeachmaker, Manheim ber.
Frank M. Trout, farmer. Bart.
Abm. Welgamuth, machinist, ML. Jey twp.
Jacob Bachman, gentleman, Strasburg ber.
Jehn Wade, blacksmith, Leacock.
Jehn B. Nell, carpenter, Martic.
Israel II. Jehns, farmer. U. Leacock.
Carpenter Bender, cabinetmaker. Earl.
Samnel Snyder, farmer. Paradise.
Moses Spangler, miller, K. Earl.
Samuel Ebersele. farmer, Ceney.
Jehn Harsh, engineer, Columbia.
Geerge G. Worst, fanner. Salisbury.
Ames B. ZeU, doctor. Little Britain.
Jehn Derdev. shoemaker. Ranhe
Levi 11. Ball, gentleman. Earl.
.1 elin AVel f, ceachmakcr, Raphe.
S. E. Wisncr, merchant. Marietta.
Names of 4S petit jurors te serve in a quarter
sessions court, commencing Monday, January
Tlice. AVemlltz. saloon keeper, 3d ward, city.
Aaren B. Denny, painter, Mt. Jey twp.
Jacob Uanibcr, lariucr, Manheim twp.
J. J. Hartley, brlckmaker, 8th ward, city.
Peter Albright, laborer, 8th ward. city.
Sam'l Hambrlght, tanner, Manheim twp.
Jehn Strohl, blacksmith, Ephrata.
Wm. M. Smith, cigar maker. Ear!.
Jno. S. Kehrcr, tobacco dealer.Oth warit.clty.
Jacob Thuma, contractor. E. Denegal.
Mahlen Until, gentleman, Leacock.
Jeseph Baker, larmcr, Stresburg twp.
Thes J. Eaby. painter. Ephrata.
Jehn P. Frank, justice, Columbia.
AVm. G. Pinkerton coach-maker, Columbia.
BenJ. F. Musselman. miller, Stresburg twp.
Rebert Miller, merchant, E. Lampeter.
Sam'l Gantz farmer, Mt. Jey twp,
Capt. Isaac neil, saloon keeper. Earl.
Emanuel Keener, farmer, Penn.
AV. AA. TrJpple, merchant. Maner.
SamucllKeath, laborer, Elizabeth twp.
GcergefJenklns, farmer. Little Britain.
Fred'k L. Baker,justlce, Marietta.
Jehn AV. Themas plasterer, Eden.
Andrew Ilanna, tariuer, Fulton.
Kebert J. Barnes, farmer, Drumore.
Henry Hess, tanner. Little Britain.
Philip Dclchler, shoemaker, 3d ward. city.
Jeseph D. Moere, wheelwright, Drumore.
Jehn McBrlde. furmcr, Mt. Jey twp.
Daniel Zell, merchant, Caernarvon.
S. D. Bailsman, clerk, Lancaster twp.
Christian Kline, laborer, Maner.
J. II. Hoetbtctler. merchant, Maner.
Jeseph Hess, farmer. Warwick.
Harry Bewers, saddler, Caernarvon.
Henry Gast. sr , potter, 8th ward. city.
Alexander J. Harbcrgcr, machinist, 3d ward,
Geerge Eaby, gentleman, Kaplie.
Wm. Il.Bunii, farmer, Salisbury.
Jacob Gable, larmcr. Martic?
Jehn Green, assessor, Ceney.
Henry Shrelner, larmcr, Manheim twp.
Henry Lintncr. Iarmer, Maner.
Fred'k Gullbach, carpenter, Penn.
Jehn Butli. carpenter, AVarwlck.
Names el 50 net it turers te serve in a coin-
inen pleas court.'cemmeuclng January S! :
uee. LtuuDern, iarmer, juamc.
Augustus Buck, shoemaker. Earl.
Isaac Evanf , batcher, 5th ward, city.
Frank Clark, farmer, Stresburg twp.
Jaslah Snavcly, shoemaker, AVurwlck.
Hiram K. Miller, incrchant.-East HcuiplleM.
JUeeb Reth, cooper. Marietta
Jehn AVlssler, Iarmer, AVarwlck.
II. D. Lichty, paper hanger, Columbia.
David W.Stener. tobacco farmor,Mt.Jey ber.
Jehn Creamer, farmer, Martic.
It. K. Schnader. tobacconist. 5th want. city.
Jehn Menaugh, carpenter, Mt. Jey twp.
Charles Keller, clerk, 1st ward. city.
Jonas .. StauOer, farmer, E. Earl.
Frank AV. Helm, merchant. Providence.
Henry Gttnkle, carpenter. Btli ward city.
Jehn D. Sensenig, firmer, Martic.
Kirk Brown, farmer, Fulton.
Samuel A. Keen, farmer. Eden.
Addison Buch, merchant. Ellz ibethtewn.
Wm. II. Shebcr, paper manufacturer, Cones Cenes
toga. Jehn E. Burkhelder. iarmer, AVarwlck.
Themas Nixon, blacksmith. Salisbury.
A. AV. Kusscl, coal merchant, Gth want, city.
Wm. lteehm. Innkeeper, Eden.
Scth Themas, farmer, Sadsbury.
Israel L. Landis, dealer, 1st ward, city.
Jehn D. Penny, farmer, Drumore.
Jehn Hamilton, teacher, Kaplie.
Samuel Schlott, farmer, Ephrata.
Albert KUlian. painter. E. Cocalico.
Washington Kcene. painter, 6th ward, city.
Andrew Balmer, laborer. 0th ward, city.
Daniel S. Will, farmer, AV. Denegal.
Harrison Kreamer, mason, AV. Cocalico.
Levi AV. Greff.farmcr, 61 h ward, city
Jehn S. AVltme'r, merchant, Paradise.
G. W. Mchaffev, farmer. Marietta.
James E. Mifflin, gentleman, Columbia.
Samuel Wetzel, fanner. 7th ward, city.
Henry Miller, painter, 6th ward, city.
Wm K. Itrnwn. p:inwntr. Fulton.
AVilllam T. Mullen, manufacturer, sth ward.
Scott I'atten, coal dealer, Columbia.
Gee. Yeutz, manager, Elizabeth twp.
Alfred D. Gresh.carpuiiter, Manheim ber.
Joel Weist, miller, W. Cocalico.
Gee. II. Eberly, wheelwright, 9th ward, city.
Jacob Brubaker. farmer, Ceney.
Names of M petit iurers te serve in a com
men pleas court, commencing Monday, Jan
JohnPentz, cigar maker, 8th ward, citv.
.lareh Rreck. machinist. 8th ward. citv.
Jacob Wetdler, blacksmith. Upper Leacock
Henry Kurtz, saw miller. East Earl.
Jehn l'cnnvpacKcr, snocuieuer. w . iiemp
field. E. F. MeElrey, carpenter. Marietta borough.
Henry Ilartmycr, printer. 3d ward, city.
G. A. Kemper, surveyor, Ephrata.
Tebl.is H. Herslicv, ex-teacher. Kaplie.
Michael Merris, blacksmith Mt. Jey ber.
Peter Bailey, shoemaker, Columbia borough.
Jehn K. Sliullz, lumber dealer. Maner.
Israel G. Mnsser. farmer, Brecknock.
AV. P. AVlthers, clerk, Columbia.
A. B. Helllnger, merchant. Ephrata.
AVm. Kreamer.carpentcr, UpperLcaeeck.
F. M. Ceover, fanner, Ephrata.
Hiram Bleacher, miner, Providence.
David G. Krcady, farmer. Maner,
Henry A. Decker, music teacher, Sth ward,
Lawrence Goes, baker, 7th ward, city.
Frederick Smith, ex-sherlfT, Ceney.
Henry AV. Sliertz, plasterer, 4th ward, city.
Samuel Nisslcy, Justice, Clav.
J. Halls Friday, carpenter, W. Hempfield.
Harrison Graham, farmer, Bart.
Hilalre Zaepfel, inn-keeper, 3d ward, city.
Martin Irwin, tailor. Cley.
Hiram Hershey, farmer, K. Hcmpfleld.
Jacob M Baker, drover, AVarwlck,
Hiram Kelb, tobacco farmer, 6th ward. city.
Henry W. Hamakcr, carpenter, W. Denegal.
N. Milten Weeds, farmer. Paradise.
PharesBni baker, lumber dealer, Warwick.
Jeffersen M. Beam, farmer, E. Cocalico.
J. II. Leng, dentist, Caernarvon.
J. Hege. jr.. clerk, 4th ward, city.
James F. Jehnsen, farmer, E. Denegal
Ellas Hershey, gentleman, CelumbU.
Edwin MuEser, saddler, Ephrata.
Henry Smith, druggist, Columbia.
AVm. P. Brown, supervisor. Paradise.
Oscar Heliein, tailor, 6th ward, city.
Ilenrv Bewman, merchant. Maner. "
Samuel McLaughlin, farmer, Conestoga.
Emanuel AVeldman, farmer, Elizabeth.
Cyrus Heam, justice. E. Cocalico.
Hugh B. Kline, physician, E. Cocalico.
David C. Hauck, cfgarmaker, Clay.
Jacob X. Newcomer, tanner, Kaplie.
Names of 50 petit jurors te serve in a com
mon pleas court, commencing Monday, Feb
Abraham Dclllnger, auctioneer. Maner.
Henry Shenk, blacksmith, Mt. Jey twp.
4ehn A. Alexander, Iarmer, Martic.
J. B. Urban, cabinetmaker. Conestoga.
Henry N. Kahler, fanner, AV. Hempfield.
Albert M. Sladc, clerk. Columbia.
James Clark, farmer, Martic
Henry Ven Nelda. farmer, Brecknock.
D. S. Kurtz, farmer, E. Earl.
Mablon A. Mercer, engineer, 6th ward, city.
Jacob B. Hacker, farmer. Clay.
Levi W. Nisslev. miller. Mt. Jevtwn.
Walter B. Cook, farmer. Little Britain.
M. M. Seurbccr. ticket agent, Maner.
Julius Sturgls, baker, Warwick.
Ames Garvin, laborer. Paradise.
Reuben Gamber, carpenter, 8th ward. city.
Charles B. Fisher, tailor, 7th ward, city.
Plersen Holcomb, blacksmith, Cefcraln.
Geerge Gladecher, cfgarmaker, E. Denegal.
Casper Hiller, nurseryman, Conestoga.
Abraham Kline, lumber merchant, Manheim
Frank Lawrence, laborer. Marietta.
Jehn Barnhart, cembmakcr, Sth ward, city.
AVm. H. Rey, bookbinder, Sth ward. city.
Bcnj. O. Conn, printer, 6th ward, city.
Levi S. Hacker, lumber dealer, AVarwlck.
Adam J. Ream, gentleman, E. Cocalico.
Abraham H. Shenk, miller, E. Hempfield.
AVm. II. Klein, hatter, Adamstown.
II. S. Bush, tebacc dealer, E. Denegal.
Beni. G. Leacuy, carpenter. W. Hemplletd.
B. F. Mullen, clerk. Columbia.
Jacob Carrlgan, farmer, Drumore.
Julias L. Suuman, insurance ugent. Wash
ington. Hiram L. Erb, merchant. Clay.
Jeshua Yocum, farmer, Elizatieth twp.
Gee. W. Tomlinson, farmer, Manheim twp.
Jehn AV. Bradley, assessor, Rupho.
Kebert S. Pette, superintendent, Martic.
Allan A. Hcrr, agent, 7th ward, city.
I. M. Kllng, auctioneer, Leacock.
Samuel Leng, fence maker, W. Lampeter.
Jae. S. Shirk;iumber merchant. E. Lampeter.
Milten llallachcr. innkeeper, AVarwlck.
James D. Trego, furmcr, Ephrata.
Jacob L. Brubaker. farmer, E. Hempfield.
Reuben Outer, blacksmith, 9th ward, city.
Jehn Bechtold, tinsmith, Ephrata.
J. Luther Hay, carpenter. . Denegal.
Names el 10 petit jurors teserve in a common
pleas court commencing Monday, February
.1. H. Witmer, jr., gentleman. Maner.
Jehn K. Stener, hardware. 1st ward, city.
Jehn Baker, shoemaker. Maner.
Gee. B. Mowery. ex-assessor, 3d ward, city.
Jacel) It. Yentzer, tobacconist, Conestoga.
Pharcs K. Gray bill, farmer. W . Earl.
Jehn Flenner, woodworker, iltu ward. city.
Jehn II Hacker, cigar maker, ". Cocalico.
AVm. Hartz. innkeeper. E. Earl.
Frank Everts, tinner. 7th want. city.
AVm. T. JftTerles. clerk, 6th ward, city.
Andrew Stener. farmer, Ceney.
Patten Gault, tanner, Salisbury.
Lewis Lvens. carpenter. Sth ward, city.
Kdwin lianck. farmer. Leacock.
Jehn M. Martin, fanner. Maner.
Nicholas Brown, former, W. Liuipeter.
G. Oram Phillips, laborer, Drumore.
K.N. Armstrong, teacher, E. Lampeter.
Gee. Hambrigut. gentleman. 8th ward, city.
David Landis. merchant, Adamstown.
Charles shilleu, batcher. Columbia.
II. W. Miller. a, en t, AV. Lauipetcl.
Jehn panglr, saloonkeeper, 1st ward. city.
Geerge II. Leueks, mUl hand, 3d ward. city.
Jacob Kevler. farmer. Bart.
Jehn It. Geist. blacksmith. Earl.
J. P. Mellvalne, farmer. Paradise.
Geerge Crane, clerk. Columbia.
Fred'k Herrman, tailor, AV. Cocalico.
J. C. Carpenter, civil englncer.Al ward, city.
Jehn It. Shelly, Innkeeper. Mount Jey ber.
Baltzer D. Eckman. farmer, Drumore.
Christian s. Eckman, farmer, Sadsbury.
C. n. Fesnuclit. clerk, 3th ward, city.
Sam'l S. P. Lytic, drover, Mt, Jey ber.
Andrew Pegan, innkeeper. Conestoga.
Daniel Ulce. tanner. Paradise.
Jehn Went, jr.. merchant, Martk-.
Geerge W. liyerly, laborer, AV. Earl.
Dr. Benj. Sides, farmer, AV. Lampeter.
Fred'k s.tamm. manufacturer, 7tn wurd.clty.
Emanuel Newcomer, carpenter, Columbia.
Jehn Castie, farmer, Penn.
Wm. Bechtold. miller. AV. Cocalico.
Valentine Gardner, farmer. Drumore.
AVm. McVeii, meulder. Marietta.
Lntbe Richard. printer, tth ward, city.
Wm. Heffman, mason. Caernarvon.
Henry A-'ams, shoemaker, tth want, city.
Names of is petit jurors te serve in a quar
ter sessens court, commencing Monday, Feli
niary 21 :
ChrNtiun Mclskey, farmer, W. Hempfield.
Ames Bushong, miller, E. Lampeter.
Jeseph D. Hastings, farmer. Celcrain.
Beniamin Huber, farmer. Martic.
Eli J. Barr, miller, Warwick.
Milten Heldlebacb, merchant. Hart.
Christian Reet, llmeburner. Maner.
Geerge Der wart, laborer, 6th wurd, city.
Christian ltanleu, cooper. Marietta,
Samuel Decker, tailor, U. Leacock.
Wm. S. Clark, farmer. Drumore.
Ellas Kurtz, farmer. Salisbury.
M D. Mull, justice, Earl.
Nathaniel Gillespie, blacksmith, Sadsbury.
Jehn Der wart, jr., plasterer, 'Jtli ward, city.
Peter Mclbt-it. restaurant, Columbia.
Martin N. Brulrifcer, surveyor. E. Hempfield
Ames White, shoemaker, W. Cocalico.
Henry C. Keller, merchant. 3d want. city.
Geerge W. SwWher. farmer. Colerain.
Jehn Lutz, farmer. Maner.
A.N. Brenenuin, sr., shoemaker; lilt ward,
Jehn Henter. butcher, id wurd, city.
Israel F. Alx.-le, shoemaker. Manheim twp.
Samuel C.stcvensenT cabinetmaker, Martic.
J. G. Peters, contractor. Sth ward, elty.
Christian N. Mayer, farmer. Dvuinere.-
II. M. SweUert. innkeeper. Salisbury.
A. S.Bair farmer, E. Cocalico.
Augustus Reirhmun. brewt-r, 7th ward, city.
Johh' Pries laborer, Conestoga.
Martin Selhel, shoemaker, 1st wurd, cl'y.
Jehn Slieaffer, farmer. AV. Lampeter.
Jehn Kautz. laborer. Maner.
Edwin Miicltz, grocer. Mil ward, city.
AV. Gotleib A'enng, brewer, Columbia.
P. S. Kurt::, farmer, Ephrata.
C. F. Amnion, baker, Ephruta.
Jenes Martin, engineer. Conestoga.
It. Ezra Herr, farmer. W. Lampeter.
Jehn Cenrad, tanner, AV. Cocalico.
J. V. Leng, bank ilerK, Mt. Jey ber.
Sam'l L. Carpenter, carpenter. AV. Earl.
Cyrus OMweller, farmer. AV. Denegal.
Geerge O. ICeIaiul, merchant. Earl.
Geerge D. Lvne, cigar-maker, Manheim ber.
Henry Mussleman. carpenter, tth ward, city.
Samuel Baker, blacksmith. Maner.
COURT OF yUAKTKIC SESSIONS.
The December Adjourned Terra.
Monday Afternoon. Commonwealth vs.
David and Parmer Hauck, felonious as
sault and battery. The commonwealth
called several additional witnesses te prove
the assault en Warfcl. Dr. Jelin testified
that he drcs-scd his wounds.
The defense was tliat sonic time before,
Parmer Hauck and Warfcl bad a quarrel.
On this day they met and bad some words,
which ended in Warfcl striking at Hauck ;
Warfcl who w:is armed witli a pistol then
received a whipping. The defense en
deavored te preve that Warfcl had offered
several parties $25 te whip the llaucks.
It was also shown that several of the com
monwealth's witnesses made different
statements at the hearing from these made
in the court house.
As there was no felony in the case the
district attorney waived that. The court
in their charge told the jury that they
did net think there was any felony in the
case, but they were te judge for them
selves. The jury found Parmer Hauck
guilty of simple assault and buttery, and
David Hauck net guilty at all.
In the case of cem'th vs. Slater Orccr,
charged with embezzlement, a verdict of
net guilty with county for costs was taken
for want of evidence. The same disposi
tion was made of the case against Jacob
Trestle, charged with assault and battery,
the office costs only te be paid by the
Cem'th vs. E. II. Kehlcr, of this city,
embezzlement. The defendant resides in
this city and was employed as a driver of a
beer wagon for Brydcn V; Ce. It was his
business te hanl beer te hotel and saloon
keepers in the city and surrounding coun
ty. The commonwealth alleged that be
tween August 15, 187J, and April 7, 1880,
the defendant embezzled about $200, be
longing te his employers, iu the following
manner : When the defendant would start
out in the morning his employers would
give him a certain quantity of beer, of
which they kept an account. The
defendant kept a book iu which he made
his charges ; when he returned
home' he was obliged te turn ever the
money which he obtained from the sale of
tkb beer ; if he was net paid by the hotel
keepers he would make an entry in his
book which li would show te the firm.
All beer that he did net dispose of he was
obliged te bring back. Seme time in
April the defendant stepped working for
Brydcn &, Ce. They then examined his
book and found that a number of persona
had been charged with beer. The firm
then set about te collect these bills ; when
they did this they ascertained that the
parties had already paid Kehlcr for the
beer, which was yet charged against them.
Tuesday Morning. In the case of com
monwealth vs. . H. Kehlcr, charged with
embezzlement, the commonwealth called
several additional witnesses te prove
what they alleged.
After the testimeuy had closed for the
commonwealth, the defendants counsel
asked that lie be discharged as the case
bad net been made out. The district at
torney objected te this, saying that the
case was with the jury. With him the
court agreed. The defense then asked the
commonwealth te elect which three per
sons, of the number defendant is alleged
te have received money from belonging te
his employers and appropriating it te his
own umj, they proposed gefng te the jury
with, liic commonwealth stated that
they try him for collecting money from
Christian Hcrr. Jehn W.Frantz and Jacob
Lehr. It wars charged by the common
wealth tliat the defendant collected 3960
from tiiesc parties and kept it.
Fer the defense the defendant was
called and he testified that he never em
bezzled auy money. All the parties whom
he has charged with money still ewo these
amount te the firm ; witness sometimes
took small sums of money te pay his rent
but he a' ways informed his employers and
told them te charge it ; after be stepped
working ler Bryden & Ce., they never
asked him for any money.
A number of witnesses testified te the
geed character of the defendant previous
te this charge.
In the lower court room "before Judge
Livingston, the case of the Hanover Junc
tion railroad vs. Michael 3Ioere was' again
taken up yesterday afternoon. The evi
dence closed tbis morning and the counsel
began speaking this morning.
Motion for New Trial.
In the case of Elizabeth Brown, admin
istratrix of Daniel Brown, deceased, yss
Levi Sensenig, which was tried last week,
a motion for a new trial was made.
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