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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 1880.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 8, 1880.
The idea has been breached in several
quarters, and we observe that it has been
put into practical operation in Yerk
county,a citadel of Democratic strength,
that the Democracy should organize
themselves into local Jeffersonian asso
ciations, with a view te reviving the
study of Jeffersen's political principles
and securing the application of them te
political action. The idea, se far as we
can gather it from the promoters of
the scheme and from their papers which
the IXTnrxieEXCEit has republished, is
that the leaders of Democratic thought
in every community shall associate them
selves in local societies which have no
ulterior purpose except the promotion of
such political principles. It is net in
tended te usurp or interfere with the
functions of the regular party organiza
tions. They are te go en as liefere, in
their own way, and subject te the es
tablished rules and customs of the party
in each county or district. But the suc
cess or failure of these must in a large
measure depend upon the moral tone of
the party of which they are the agents.
Te give such tone te the party is the
office of the proposed Jeffersonian asso
ciations, and if they fellow out the
principles of the statesman whose
honored name they bear, their inlluence-
cannel faille be salutary.
The Democratic party has always wen
by strict adherence te JeiTeraenian prin
ciples. It generally fails by departing
from them ; se that as a matter of expe
diency the mere strongly its organiza
tion is impressed Willi them the better
litted it will Imj te cope efficiently with
the adversary and te regain control of
public affairs. But in a wider and mere
patriotic view the piesent is a timely
season for the revival of Jeffersonian
principles. Mr. Garfield is an avowed
adherent of the principles of Alexander
Hamilton. He has made public occasion
te extol them and te express his views
that the inlluence of Jeffersen was en
the wane. Mr. Garfield's election af
fords some reasen.we admit, for such con
fidence, and the greater reason why the
rising generation needs te be informed
of the notably different principles which
contended for supremacy in the organi
zation of our r government, and out of
which contention the Jeffersonian ideas
came victorious and approved, te guide
the country safely for three-quarters of
a century. Under the guidance of these
principles alone our constitutional forms
are safe. Fer they point te an' even
and correct balance of the just powers of
the federal government, the rights of the
states and the liberties of the people.
The Ilamilteiiian or modern Re
publicau idea runs te an extin
guishment of state rights and pepu
lar liberties, and in the direction of
mere " splendid"' expansion of federal
lowers, the creation of favored classes,
of chartered monopolies and an ollicc ellicc ollicc
The Democratic party has time and
occasion te take a fresh departure, or
rather te make sneedv return te the old
ways. It is in the position of a power
ful minority in the government, without
the responsibilities of shaping govern
mental policy, and is in the same excel
lent position te take advantage of the
mistJikesef the national administration as
when Jehn Adams's administration was
made se unpopular as te admit of the
succession of Jeffersen and the triumph
of Jeffersonian principles. The best so
lution of the question of civil service re re
form,new pressing te the front, is the ap
plication te candidates of the Jefferson
ian tests of fitness and honesty. If Jef
fersonian associations were organized
everywhere te insist en these, they would
speedily absorb the great mass of the
party in a fresh, pure, popular Democrat
ic organization. Their inlluence would
speedily be felt upon the Democratic
' machine,"' and instead of that being
prostituted te the service of place-hunters
we might again have offices hunting
men fit te till them. There would be
less of the unseemly and disastrous strife
for the control of the organization, from
which we have suffered se much,
after it came te be recognized that
the organization, the nominations and
the campaign management must all be
subordinated te a controlling popular de
mand for fit and honest men in all pub
lie positions. The man who will labor
individually or by association and co-operation
with these of like purposes, te
held his party te correct principles and
geed nominations, will de mere te win
victories for it than unscrupulous work
ers for the " ticket " or the most liberal
subscribers te the "campaign fund,"
when the party is weighted with bad
candidates and peer platforms.
" Mr. Henry Bergh is against cruel
ty te animals and in favor of cruel
ty te men. Such are the apparent incon
sistencies of genius," says the New Yerk
Sun, because Mr. Bergh has publicly ad.
vecated punishment by flogging for a
certain grade of crimes and has added
that if fit executioners of the law cannot
be found among men, steam might be
employed te de the flogging. The W
objections te Mr. Bergh's devices are
net geed, nor are his suggestions weak
ened by the fact, that Mr. Bergfehus
earned a reputation for sef t-heartcdness,
and sometimes soft-headed ness, in his
zeal te protect animals from cruelty.
We understand Mr. Bergh te be entirely
consistent in his advocacy of severe phys
ical punishment for criminal offenders,
He proposes it out of kindness for his
fellow men who are se often the victims
of cruelly at the hands of these whom
lie proposes te punish. The burglar, the
ravisher, the ruffian, the thief and the
incendiary are cruel, and it isenlyade
quale protection te ethers from their
cruelty that such punishment should be
held in store for them by the law as will
deter them from their crimes. Jails de
net affright them. They are made com
fortable iu them ; and if they become
uncomfortable they break out of them.
What "cruelly"' would it be te whip
them by steam if you please compared
with the cruelty of exposing men, women
and children te the terror of crime
when punishment is inadequate te pro
tect society from that crime ! Moreover,
upon what consideration are we te con
sider the question of " cruelty" te crim
inal effendera who step at no cruelty
themselves ? The most heinous outrage
short of murder itself ; the most refined
cruelty ; torture the most agonizing and
aliuse the most revolting excepting that
of murder all are visited by our law,
with the same quality of punishment,
differing only in duration. Fer the thief,
driven it may be by hunger and despera
tion te pety larceny, and for the most
atrocious assault en one's fellow man,
however murderous the intent, our cede
prescribes confinement in jail. The dif
ference is only in the length of the term
and that difference may readily be solv
ed by escape or pardon. The infliction
of physical suffering would be very dif
ferent in its effect. Whatever objections
lie against it, the least is a consideration
of the " cruelty it would inflict en a
class who never step te measure the
cruelty of their misdoings.
The Reading Panacea.
Mr. Gewen is a man of wonderfully
sanguine temperament, and if all his
stockholders resembled him in this re
spect there would be no trouble at all in
putting the Beading railroad company
en its feet. Ner de we think that there
is any danger that in the course of time
the owners would be disappointed in the
lucrativeness of their investment. It is
an immensely valuable properly and in
trinsically worth a great deal mere than
has been paid for it. The coal lands,
though they would net new fetch in
the market the price that was paid for
them, are yet worth much mere than
that amount te the holders. The market
price is net the criterion ie judge of
their value te the Beading railroad com
pany, nor did Mr. Harris get the right
criterion when he undertook te put
their present value at even below what
would probably be the present market
price. We quite agree with Mr. Gewen
that the coal properly lias been
valued bv him at very much tee low
a rate. We de net think that
there is room for a reasonable suspicion
that the stockholders will eventually lese
their money if they can held en te their
property. But just there is the rub.
The plain policy for them is Ie settle
with these creditors who de net consider
themselves secured beyond a doubt, at
the best price they will accept for' their
claims ; and then te put their hands into
thir pockets and pay this sum. But
this will net be done by the stockholders'
consent. Seme have net sufficient faith
in their property and some have net
the money needed. Mr. Gewen s aim is
te save them from the necessity of paying
mere or losing what they have already
paid. He proposes te find outside the
circle of the owners of the property the
money te pav its floating debt. He can
find it if he can offer for it a sufficient
ability te de se. His idcaseems te be that
he can offer a lean that has sufficient
advantages te creditors ever the present
form of indebtedness te induce them te
make an exchange; or thai will be
sufficiently seductive te capitalists
te induce them te provide the
money te take up the existing indebt
edness. He is a man of great fertility of
resources, but if he can de this thing he
will be some thing mere. It will almost
be a necromancer's feat. Vet he says
he has the men and the money
hope he has.
Tin: Blaine people expect te be the
tent force in Garfield's administration,
leeks like it.
It Application will be made te the
Canadian Parliament for a charter te build
an elevated raihead iu Terente.
The Pittsburgh Pexl calls it " hash from
Hayes" and then is cool enough te nomi
nate a Mr. Waring from that town for
secretary of the treasury.
Tin: people of Iowa adopted at the late
election, by a majority of 38. 29 1, a pio pie pio
cesed amendment te the constitution of
their state making colored men eligible te
The way iu which Fester is said te have
made sure of fixing things for the senator
ial succession in Ohie was by putting his
money into the close legislative districts
and thus securing the men whom it elect -cd.
Te make assurance doubly sure he
had Sherman asked and refuse te de like
wise. The late earthquake in Austria has s,ct
Paris te wondering what would become of
it were au earthquake te set iu. The in
terminable underground galleries of the
Catacombs, supported by columns of ma
sonry merely, would be shaken into one
vast subterraneous ruin by a single smart
shock, and then what would become of
the houses, and the churches, and the
palaces that have been built above them ?
Since 1821, it is calculated that at least
3,500,000 Germans have emigrated, and of
these 3,000,000 have gene te the Uiitited
States. Between 1821 and 1830, both years
inclusive, the total number of emigrants
was only 8,000 ; between 1831 and 1840 the
number reached 177,090; between 1841
and 1850, 455,000 ; between 1851 and 18C0,
1,130,000; and between 1SG1 and 1870,
970,000. Frem 1870 te 1872 inclusive
again of both years, 270.000 emigrants left
Germany, but in the seven years which
followed, from 1873 te 1879, she whole
number only amounted te 350,000,
There are ever ene hundred destitute
immigrants in Castle Garden who would
probably starve if the commissioners of
emigration did net feed them. There are
about twenty families, including infants
in arms and old men aud women. They
are mostly, Germans or Poles aud a few
are Russians. Seme have just arrivcd,but
many have been in the garden for meie
than a mouth. They sleep en the fleer
and benches of the rotunda, and as very
few have beddiug they suffer from cold
and exposure, ireni the effects of which
sickness has already appeared ameug ihc
children. Twice a day bread and coffee
and milk arc distributed ameug them by
is playing Hamlet in New
James Gorden Bennett has given $25,
000 toward the proposed fund of $250,000
te be invested for the benefit of General
The news comes of the death, in his
twenty-ninth year, of M. Edmend Gras-
.set. aveunjr French sculptor, who was
said te have a brilliant future, and was a
pensioner of the Academie de France, at
U. S. Supreme Judge Streng, though
in geed health, proposes te retire, it is
said as an example te the elder Justice
Clifferd, who is paralyzed, but who
vowed net te resign until a Democratic
president could pick out his successor.
Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, Rep. :
"Mr. Hayes is a geed, well-meaning man,
who desires te de well, but who does net
exactly knew hew te de it, and whose dis
position is strongly ticturcd with a senti
inentalism that at times approaches the
verge of positive ferocity."
In Princeton, N. J., yesterday Mr. Wil
liam LinnEY, jr., son of Mr. William Lib
bey, of the firm of A. T. Stewart & Ce.,
of New Yerk city, and Miss Mauy Eliza
bETii Green, eldest daughter of the Rev.
Win. Henry Green, D. D., professor of
Hebrew in the theological seminary, were
married at Uie residence of the bride's
Old Jei: Winkew, the trainer of Hycr
and of Morrissey, in dying in San Frau Frau
cisce, leaves his family in rather peer cir
cuuistauces. Once when Broderick was
delivering a speech in front of the Plaza
in San Francisce, a bully knocked him
from the stand and he fell into Winrow's
arms. Jee steed Broderick up en the
stand again and told him te go en with
his speech. The crowd went for Broder
ick, but the first man was knocked se far
by Jee that the rest left.
Jehn B. Geran has beeu a public
speaker for thirty-eight years and has
never met an audience that he did net feci
like running away from. The elder he
grows the mere timid he becomes. He
was se frightened iu Spurgeon's church
that he was obliged te calm himself in the
vestry. He has frequently been compelled
te walk up and down a street in front of a
lecture hall in order te cool off. He says
that the trouble with a platform orator is
that his best stories de net take with the
Xaviek ArmiYKT, the French author,
is dead, after seven years of atrocious suf
ferings from the horrible malady that tor ter
tnicd and killed Henri Heine, namely do de
cay of the spinal marrow. The agonies
that the peer author endured were by him
described iu vivid terms. Iu his preface te
Our Neighbors' Heme and Our Own, he
speaks of himself as having his whole
skeleton "as sensitive as a decayed
teeth." In one of his notes addressed te
M. de Villemessant (for he was for years
attached te the staff of the Figare) lit; de
clares that "his body contains a Marinoni
engine that issues 15,000 pangs a day."
Te add te his misery, his eyesight gradu
ally forsook him, and when he died he
was barely able te distinguish light from
darkness. This blindness brought upon
him an added stroke, perhaps the sharpest
of them ali.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
' B. G. Arneld & Ce.'s coffee house failed
I iu New Yerk, vestcrdav, for a million and
! Harry Douglas, a convict at Austin,
Texas, was fatally shot en Monday by a
' prison guard while attempting te escape.
Beverly Knight's house and farm build
ings, near Fishkill, N. Y., have been
burned by an incendiary. Less, $5,000.
A cylinder head in Reynolds's cotton
press, at Norfolk, Ya blew out yesterday,
killing Daniel Say and wounding Edward
At. St. Jehn, N. B., Monday, Daniel
Helland, aged twenty years, while intexi-
! catcd, attacked his father with a hatchet.
inflicting dangerous wounds.
; A train hand named Clinten Helmes
, was crushed te death at White Heuse, N.
i J., between two coal hoppers, which he
i was coupling.
I Michael Lyen and Angus McMillan,
workmen in a mine at Ottawa, Out., were
fatally hurt yesterday, by ere falling upon
While laying jetties, yesterday, in the
harbor of Appomattox river, Ya., Miles
Tenes was struck en the head by the iron
weight of a pile driver and mortally hurt.
Near Elgin, III., Albert Nelsen, a Swede,
aged 23 years, committed suicide by hang
ing himself te a tree en a farm. The froz
en body was discovered and interred.
In Trinidad, Cel.. Ed. newell shot Dr.
E. N. Gushing, a prominent citizen, prob
ably fatally, in self-defense. A quarrel
ever some cards resulted iu the sheeting.
A lire yesterday in the picking room of
the Glebe woolen mills, atUtica, threaten
ed the destruction of the factory, but was
subdued, causing damage amounting te
The mayor of Albany yesterday refused
te allow a canal beat leaded with gunpow
der te remain near the city and the objec
tionable cargo was sent onto the magazine
iu New. Yerk bay.
M. W. Pritchard, a carpenter employed
in the Merchant iron mill at Reme, N. Y.,
was caught by a shaft aud whipped te
death in a minute. His clothes was tern
te shreds and the body reduced te a jelly.
William Nelsen, aged eighteen, the son
of Dr. C. Nelsen, of Seuth Ambey, N. J.,
was skating at Hcddensville, when the ice
broke and he fell through and was
Jehn Kline, a ten-year-old boy, of Pat Pat
ersen, N. J., stele a ride en the Delaware
Lackawanna and Western raihead. He
fell from the car and had both his legs cut
efl above his knees. He died shortly
The less te the Russian revenue by the
abolition of the tax en salt will be covered
bjr an increase in the duty en foreign man
ufactured goods and the imposition of a
tax en patents. An income tax is also
On SundaV morning Widow Gcrhart. of
Cocheten Centre, Sullivan county, N. Y.,
was murdered by her brother-in-law, Jacob
Gerhart, because she refused te marry
him and was engaged te a Birmingham
James McGraw, a fireman, ou the Balti
more & Ohie railroad, at Bellaire, Ohie,
attempted te mount his engine ou the
bridge, but missed his held, and after be
ing dragged some distance fell te the street
a distance of some twenty-five feet. He
was mangled horribly, portions of his body
being strewn all along the track. He had
been married but a few days.
Miss Burkhart, aged 21 years and a
daughter of Jehn Burkhart, a leading bus
iness man of Sidney, Ohie, has for some
time Ijack loved and been engaged te a
well-to-de young man of Dayton named
Philip Mey Recently she became de
spondent and the ether night ran from her
bed te the canal and drowned herself in
the icy water.
Jehn Themas Deve, the eight-year-old
son of Geerge W. Deve, of Washington,
was bitten en the cheek by a bound about
four, weeks age. The little boy, a very
bright child, complained en Saturday of
its eye hurting, and yesterday morning
was taken with spasms. Doctors Lincoln
and Ward were called in and pronounced
the case hydrophobia. The little fellow
suffered dreadfully and the sight or sound
of water threw him into fits of trembling
succeeded by violent spasms resulting in
Mexicans from Chihuahua bring appall
ing particulars of the devilment done by
the escaped and desperate remnant of
Victorie's band in the neighborhood of
that town. In that section from twenty
te thirty men, women and children are
known te have been murdered and muti
lated in the most horrible manner. A de
tachment of ten men returning with Gen.
Terassas, after the abandonment of Victo Victe
ria's camp, was attecked by about thirty
Indians a few days age and only Terassas
and one man escaped.
Hers & Ce.'s liquor store and G. H. &
J. S. Cellins's harness store en Farnham
street, Omaha, were destroyed by fire be
tween two and six o'clock a. m., yester
day. The less is $200,000. The fire origi
nated in the basement of Hers & Ce., and
presented a grand spectacle, there being
freq'ftmt loud explosions of liquor casks
aud barrels, and a column of crimson
flame rising from the burning liquor. Over
one thousand barrels of liquor were de
stroyed. The stores were located iu a
block of eight stores in the centre of the
CYCLONE IN MISSOURI.
The HeutliwcftUira Fart of the State Again
Visited by a Disastrous Wind Storm.
A severe cyclone passed ever Carthage,
Me., aud vicinity en Saturday evening
from southwest te northeast. Seuth of
Joplin fences were prostrated and houses
and barns tern down, but nobody is re
Ten miles south of Carthage the resi
dence and all the out-buildings of William
Bayman were demolished, as were also
the buildings of Mr. Forsythe, near by,
but no lives were lest. Four miles te
northeast of Bay Wamhu the buildings of
Mr. Quiinby were all destroyed, and Mr.
Quimby was fatally injured.
At Sarcehie the storm raged with great
fury. A blacksmith shop was totally de
stroyed The Masonic hall was twisted
oil' its foundations and ruined. Many
ether buildings were badly damaged, aud
fences and outhouses carried away. On
Bound Prairie the school house was de
stroyed, and every stone in its foundation
was carried several reds.
The house of Jehn McCoy, near by, was
lifted from its foundatieu. -Air. Nerman's
house was blown down and his two little
girls were fatally injured. The timber in
thcitrack of the storm was all tern up.
The town of Marshfield, which was
nearly destroyed last summer, was visited
by this storm and great damage said te
have been done, nearly all the northern
portion of the city being blown down
again. The storm was accompanied by
thunder aud lightning, the electric shocks
being very violent.
A Twice Desolated Town.
The section of country devastated iu the
storm above reported was the scene, in the
spring of this year, of an even greater ca
lamity. Ua tlie l'Jth et April tuat part of
Missouri was visited by oue of the most
destructive cyclones en record. After
passing through several miles of country
iu Christian, Greene and Webster counties,
destroying everything in its pathway, lev
eling houses, barns, mills and timber, the
tornado struck Marshfield about G o'clock
in the evening. Eye witnesses of the ap
proaching storm say it was a frightful
looking black cloud, lined with fleecy
white, funnel ' shaped, and moving
m the manner of a screw propeller.
It moved with wonderful velocity, literal
ly destroying and blowing away every
thing in its path, which was about half a
mile wide. Trees were twisted off, tele
graph wires snapped, and the bark was
literally peeled from small trees ; houses
were blown from their foundations; cattle,
hogs, sheep, horses and poultry were
whirled into the air and carried a great
distance. The noise of the storm, the
crash of falling houses, and cries and
screams of terrified people, made a scene of
horror that beggars description. What was
a beautiful, peaceful town of 800 inhabitants
became in a few moments a waste of deso
lation. Out of 200 dwelling houses net
mere than twenty were left standing, and.
lew of these remaining were uninjured.
Of business houses around the public
square all but three were utterly demol
ished, and their contents blewu away,
burned or badly damaged. As rapidly as
the bodies of the dead aud wounded could
be extricated from the ruins they were
prepared for interment. The wounded
were conveyed te the only available
structure left staudiug, the public
school building, which was net
badly damaged. It was turned into ahos ahes
pital under the care of women from Leb
anon and Springfield, who did all in their
power te alleviate the sufferings of theso
under their charge. Nearly 100 persons
were killed or grievously injured by the
tornado. The money less was estimated
from $350,000 te $100,000. Marshfield is
the county scat of Webster county, aud
215 miles from St. Leuis, situated en a
plateau of the Ozark mountains, but net
of great altitude or particularly exposed.
Great damage was done by the storm else
where in Missouri, and also in Arkansas,
Wisconsin and Illinois. There was a less
of life iu various localities.
Uetv u .lender's Window wax
At J. A. Lehman's jewelry store, Ne.
109 Seuth 13th street, Philadelphia, about
six o'clock last evening Lehman was sit
ting at his work table, with his back tow
ard the deer, when he was startled by a
crash of breaking glass. Turning quickly
Mr. Lehman saw the heavy plate glass of
ins snow winuew siiaiicrca into a nnnuren
pieces, aud caught a glimpse of a man
running away with his hands filled with
jewels. The jeweler leaped ever the
counter aud rushed te the deer, te find
it firmly secured en the outside by a piece
of rope, fixed upon the knob and bound te
the l ailing at the side of the steps. By
dint of hard work he loosened the fasten
ing, but tee late te fellow tit: thief. On
the sidewalk lay a confused mass of glass,
in which sparkled several diamond and
ruby rings, dropped by the plunderer in
his haste. The miscreant had plunged his
hands into the trays that filled the win
dow, and seizing as many of the jewels as
both, could held, started en his flight.
Costly rings scattered along the pavement
marked the course of the thief until San
son! street was reached, where a rich clus
ter diamond pin" lay glittering iu the gas
light, but giving no sign of the direction
taken by the racal from that point.
Ne one could be found who observed the
movements of the man, as a time had
been 'chosen for the robbery when the
street was clear of pedestrians. The thief
had watted until the policeman ou the beat
had passed out of sight, and, taking ad
vantage of the opportune moment, shiver
ed the glass. Lying under the window
was found a mallet, which had been used
te break the glass, and beneath it were
discovered six or eight rings.
Among the articlestakcn were two soli
taire diamond rings worth $100, three dia
mend rings with engraved settings valued
at $140, two engraved solitaires worth $90,
one turquoise and diamond horseshoe
worth $40, one ruby and diamond ring
valued at $30, six turquoise rings worth
$64, one emerald worth 815, one solitaire
with English setting worth $30, one ruby
horseshoe worth $7, making a total value
The Alteena Presbyterians are getting a
Sunbury still-pays seven per cent, inter
est en school beard leans.
Benj. F. Stem, A. M., Ph. D., a leading
citizen of Easten, has died there, aged 65.
In a Pittsburgh row Fred Schmid cut
Jimmy Quinn se deeply that it may be
The Allegheny county ( ministers waut
the new state penitentiary at Huntingdon
made a reformatory institution.
In the dispute between Bishop Tuigg.
of Western Pennsylvania and a Father
Hickey out there the "JudicesCausarum"'
decide in favor of the priest.
Mary Alice Oldcnweldcr, iufant daugh
ter of Owen Oldenwelder, of Northampton
county, was leit alone by her mother, anil
her clothes taking fire she was burned te
At the Rearing Spriugs paper mill of
Morrison, Bare & Cass, in Blair county.
$12,000 of damages was done and David
McKee was fatally injured by the terrific
explosion of a boiler.
Pittsburgh will held a grand prohibition
meeting at which ex-presidential candi
dates Neal Dew and James Black will be
oratorical attractions. They both carried
Allegheny county, you knew.
Samuel Gunncgan, a brakemau em
ployed en the Steny Creek railroad, fell
from the train near Chalfout station, and
was instantly killed. Ills remains were
taken te Doylcstewn, whre his family
Patrick Corcoran, aged six, was crushed
te death by a safe wagon in Pittsburgh :
Jehn Gannon, drunk and disorderly, was
put off a street car and another ei.e com
ing along crushed him te death.
General Harrison Allen, of Warren
county, formerly auditor-general of the
state, says Den Cameren is for him, and
he thinks he has a pretty sure thing en
the appointment te the United States
marshalship of the Western district of
Wm. Dunstan, employed in the Cole Cele
brook mines for the last 12 years as a
miner, was dangerously if net fatally by a
fall of 800 pounds of rock in his mine
chamber. His fellow-workmen were" 30
minutes removing the rock and top coal
which had 'fallen upon him. It was with
I great difficulty that the man was extricated
Irem under tue pile of rock and coal.
LOST IN A SWAMP.
Terrible Kzperlence et an Aged Weman I n
Petter County Kescuee After a Week'
Mrs. Lucy A. Still, a lady nearly GO
years of age, residing near Sharen's mills,
was traveling through ene of the great
nameless swamps of Petter county en her
way te visit her son, who lived about six
miles distant from her home. There bad
been a slight fall of snow a day or two be
fore, and the read was partly hidden
from sight, but the old lady had made up
her mind te go, and se she started
out ou feet te walk the six miles, a task
she had frequently accomplished. Before
she had reached the centre of this great
nameless swamp the snow again com
menced falling and in a short time the
read was hidden from sight. Still the old
lady plodded bravely en, but when dark
ness overtook her she must have strayed
from the read, and finally found her
self struggling in the mire. She became
frightened and confused, and the mere
she struggled the deeper she sank,
until she found it would be impossible
te extricate herself. She sereamed
for help, but iu vain. She at last, after
almost superhuman efforts, succeeded in
reaching a tree which she climbed, the
dense foliage of the tree afforded her con
siderable warmth, and she determined te
remain there until morning. The follow
ing morning dawned comparatively warm,
and the beg by which she was surreuuded,
instead of getting harder, became mere
and mere soft and perfectly impassable.
Before starting from home Mrs. Still had
put seme bread and crackers in her
pocket te cat along the read, and,
fortunately had iu her pocket a large
flask of brandy, which she was taking te
her son. Upen these previsions, ami a
quantity of snow which she ate, Mrs. Still
managed te subsist for seven days, never
daring te descend from her perch in the
tree. She screamed almost continuously,
and en the following Monday, just a week
after she had started te walk te her son's
house, her cries for help were heard by a
party of hunters, who immediately made
preparations for her rescue. Mrs. Still
was se exhausted and weak that she could
hardly move when found, aud a serious
illness has resulted which may yet prove
Thrce iiicn Miot.
On Friday, the 3d iust., Jehn L. Lyles,
of Newberry county, N. C., at a sale near
Maybi:iton,sIiet Jehn Themas, his brother-in-law,
J. J. Themas, his father-in-law,
and Jas. Themas. The latter had a pistol
which would net sheet. He threw it at
Lyles and attempted te hide behind a tree.
Lylcs pursued, sheeting. Themas seized
a stick and with it killed Lyl;s in self-defence.
Lyles had married two daughters
of Themas, and both dying he had a thiid
wife. All the parties implicated have hith
erto borne geed character. They fell out
about the sale of property belonging te
Lyles' dead wives. J. J. Themas is se
verely wounded, the ethers slightly.
.Events Acress the County Line.
. The Lebanon county teachers institute
meets in January.
A Womelsdorf minister tied the knot
eight times last Saturday. Five eights
Mr. R. L. P. Reifsnyder, formerly of the
Norristown Segisler, but of late editor of
the Pottstown Chronicle, has severed his
connection with that paper and gees te
The wedding of Miss Mary Geary, daugh
ter of the late Governer Geary, te a
wealthy oil operator is announced for to
day in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Salina M. Withers has been found
dead in bed in Reading.
A petition te the Harrfeburg councils
asks for Belgian block en part of Market
street at two thirds of the cost te the prop
erty owners, and one-third te the city.
Anether petition is for cobble stones.
Judge Pearson gives notice te liquor
dealers iu Uarrisburg and Dauphiu county
that the number will be reduced at the
coming license court. "It is perfectly
manifest that the number new existing is
tee great, and ought te be diminished for
the welfare of society, the benefit of pub
lic morals and diminution of criminal of
fences." On Sunday morning there were thirteen
hundred cars iu the Harrisburg yards of
the Pennsylvania railroad. The third
track and all the sidings te Reckville were
filled with cars.
Themas Brokes, a blind colored soldier
beggar at the state capital grounds, gets
$7,000 back pay and a pension of $72 per
month owing te a Democratic Congress'
A yetiug seu of Isaac Montgomery, ei
Eden township, this county, accompanied
by a little girl, attempted te cress the rail
road at Christiana. They were driving a
one-horse team, and had calf in the wagon.
Net hearing the noise of the locomotive,
they started te cress, but just as they
reached the track a moving express' train,
eastward bound, which was two hours late,
came thundering along a the .rate of forty
miles an hour and struck the horse's head,
cutting the blinds from thebriddle, knock
ing the horse down and bruising its head,
but strange te say did net kill him nor in
jure the children.
OIK REGULAR CORRESPONDENCE
Charlette Thompson will appear here
this evening in "The Planter's Wife,"
under the auspices of General Welsh pest,
Ne. 118, G. A. R. Se much has already
been said of this actress that te say any
thing further would merely be a repetition.
That she will have a large audience is
Charley, the three-year-old son of P. A.
Kredel, died here last night of diphtheria.
Last week Mr. Kredel lest a daughter by
the same disease. The death last night
leaves him without children.
About half an inch of snow fell early
this morning and it has net melted worth
a cent since then.
A horse was killed en the railroad above
Marietta yesterday. It ran away, up the
track aud collided with a train coming
down with the result given. The train was
The motive power of the Pennsylvania
railroad company is net only being run
te its utmost capacity, but it is entirely
inadequate te de the immense business it
is called upon te de. The upper yard at this
place yesterday was filled with leaded cars
te go east, and the yard at Harrisburgwas
in the same condition, but want of power
compelled the freight being held ever until
power te convey it cast could ba provided.
At Philadelphia things are almost at a
stand-still, se far as actual work is con
cerned, as me3t of the storage tracks are
blocked. This state of affairs has been
brought about by the failure of the com
pany te have cars unleaded as fast as they
arrive, and they in turn have been held in
precisely the same way. A day or two
age the tracks from Hcstonville te Bryn
Mawr were filled with trains going east.
T. T. Wcirman, chief engineer of the
Pennsylvania canal company, does net
give up all hopes of further navigation
this year; the canal beatmau de, and in
pursuance of this resignation te the inevit
able, they are letting their beats remain
where they 'arc packiug up thsir movables
and making tracks for home. This morn
ing a number of boatmen, whose beats are
firmly held by the ice in the Tidewater
canal, below the Five Mile level, passed
through here, going west, en their way
home. These men arc convinced that their
beats are new in the positions they will
occupy all winter, and make no bones in
saying se. The mercury was away down
in the teens last night, and the ice is.new
firmer than ever.
Elections of Officers.
Pursuant te orders from department
headquarters Gen. Welsh pest, Ne. 119,
G. A. R., of this.place, was inspected last
evening by Comrade Charles Hern, of
Pest 53, of Yerk, Pa. Everything per
taining te the paraphernalia of the pest
was found te be in excellent trim. At au
election for officers te serve for the ensuing
year the following selections wCrc made :
Pest Commander W. Hayes Gricr.
Senior Yice Commander J. W. Yocum,
Junier Yicc Commander E. A.ltcckcr.
Quartermaster J. L. Pinkcrten.
Officer of the Day Jehn L.Wright.
Officer of the Guard B. F. Mullen.
Surgeon Dr. J. B. McBridc.
Chaplain Cyrus Bruncr.
J. W. Yocum, esq., was "chosen te rep
resent the Pest Ne. 118 at the grand en
campment te be held iu Pittsburgh in Jan
uary, with Harry 3IuIIen as alternate. The
pet adjourned te meet two weeks hence
when a number of recruits will be mur
tered. At the regular monthly meeting of the
Vigilant fire company, held last evening,
the following officers were elected te serve
during the ensuing year :
President Geerge R. Bennett.
Vice Prcs. David Celeman.
Secretary Gee. W. Schrecder.
Treasurer. Nicholas Oilman.
Chief Engineer Chas. E. Greve.
Chief Director A. McGinniss.
Trustees Martin II. Smith, Henry
I less and Cyrus Eves.
Assistant Engineers William Rogers,
William D. Hcrshey, Jehn Beaver, Simen
C. Camp, James Devine and James
Assistant Hese Directors Ed. Baight,
William Seurbcer, W. Smith and Geerge
Firemen Abe E.'cs, Jehn Miller, S.
McNcal, E. IlollingswertU, Fester Devine,
William Liclity, W. Smith and D. Light-
The whist party recently formed here
met last evening at the residence of A. J.
Kaufl'man, esq., en Seuth Second street.
The membership is about eighteen. The
following officers were elected :
President A. J. Kauffmap, esq.
Secretary Lucius K. Fendcrsmith.
Treasurer Mrs. F. A. Bennett.
Adjourned te meet at the residence of
Dr. J. K. Lineaweaver ene week hence.
Demanded and Kefesed.
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 7, 1880.
Demi Sin : I am instructed by the
finance committee of the councils of the
city of Lancaster te demand from yen the
sum of seventeen hundred and seventeen
dollars and eighty-ene cent? ($1,717.81),
that being the amount found by the spec
ial committee of councils te be yet due by
you te the said city for city taxes for the
years 1877, 1878 and 1870, and for water
rents for the years 1878 and 1879. Yeu
will please pay te me immediately the
above named sum, otherwise I am instruc
ted te proceed te the collection of the
T am yeura respectfully,
Chas. I. Lanexs,
Laxcabtei:, Dec, 8, 1880.
Dear Sxu : I have received yenrictter
of the 7st inst. requesting me te pay te
you the sum of seventeen hundred aud sev
enteen dollars and eighty-one cents ($1, -717.81)
alleged by a special committee of
councils te be due by me as treasurer te
the city of Lancaster for city taxes for the
years 1877, 1878 aud 1879 and for water
rents for the years 1878 and 1879.
I have fully settled with the city for the
years nanicu ami nave paid ever te it ev
ery dollar which came into my hands. I
therefore ewe it nothing and decline te ac
C2de te your request.
I am yours respectfully,
Te Cuas. I. Laxdis, Esq.,
A .Leng Lived Family.
Leah Hull, widow of the late Augustus
Hull, died in Lititz, yestciday. at the age
of 74 years. Mrs. Hull was a member of
a remarkable family. She leaves four sis
ters living, all of whom are widows. Their
names, ages and residences areas fellows :
Mrs. Steinmetz. of SchaefTerstewnJ Leban
on county, aged 91 years ; Mrs. Stuck, of
Oregon, aged 88 years ; Mrs. Rogers, of
Rcamstewn, aged 78 years ; and Mrs. Ell
maker, of Sterling, Illinois, aged years.
Her youngest brother, Jehn Withers, did
net die until he was 71 years of age.
Geerge, another brother, died at the age
of 79, and Curtis, who is new living, is
73. Curtis is a widower and se were his
brothers when they died.
COURT OF UUAKTEK SESSIONS.
The December Adjourned Term.
Tuceday Afternoon. Parincr Hauck,
who was convicted of assault aud battery,
was sentenced te pay a fine of $40 and
The jury iu the case of E.-H. Kehlcr,
charged with embezzlement, rendered a
verdict of net guilty, with prosecutor, A
M. Brydcn, for costs.
In the case of cem'th vs. Wm. Bicmcns
derfer, charged with assault and battery, a
verdict of net guilty was giveu, with coun
ty for office costs.
The following cases were nel. pressed :
Cecelia Chambers and Henry Chambers,
conspiracy te defraud ; Geerge Smith, as
sault and battery.
The Mr. Jey Murder Case.
Lewis Sewers, of Mount Jey, who is
charged with killing Christian W. Hershey
better known as ' Pud " Hershey, en the
9fitll I1W rkf T,n 1C?11 n...l wl.A ntfuill ..fit
.. wij uiu uuv, At? fir, ami n uu yiitiu iiufc
guilty several courts age, through his
counsel asked te withdraw that plea and
plead guilty te voluntary manslaughter.
This plea was accepted "bv the common
The court stated that they would hear
several witnesses in order te ascertain
something about the affair before passing
sentence. EliShreiner, Michael Ceover.
Henry Gresh. Christian W. Hershey,
Ephraim Kline. Stephen J. Owen.
H. S. B. Nissley. Henrv Settler.
Swords, J. M. Brandt,
Manning were called and cx
Their evidence showed that the
affair occurred as fellows : On the 2Gth
day of June Hershey and Sewers were seen
together en Mt. Jey street in the village
of Mt. Jey, where both resided ; they had
some words togethcy and finally Sewers
threw Hershey down ; the latter then get
up and the two walked down street to
gether and seen parted, Sewer saying "If
I catch yen en my premises I'll fix you ;
I'll step this d d noise." Heishcy then
went te J. M. Brandt's mill, and Sewers
seen put in appearance there also. When
he came iu Hershey was standing near
the deer leading te the Pennsyl
vania railroad track, Sewers said
te him "Pud, what arc you
doing here? Get out of this or I will
threw you out and break your d d
neck ?" Sewers then took held of Her
sney, aud, going out of the deer (which is
30 inches above the ground), he pulled
Hershey after him ; he then threw him te
the ground, his head striking en the rail
road track or the ties ; Hershey lay very
quiet and was afterwards carried ever te
the mill, where he was laid upon a beard,
the bleed rushing from his nose, mouth
and cars ; he rem lined there for about au
hour, and was afterwards taken te his
bome wncre lie died tlie next morning.
Immediately after Sewers threw the man
down he walked te the boiler house of the
mill ; he spoke te several persons
te whom he made use of the following
language. "I killed him; and that's right.
He ought te have been killed before this ;
He is netheng but a cliielcen thief anyhow ;
If there was mere men in Mount Jey hke
me there would be less chicken thieves. "
He also said that he was glad he had killed
Hershey and he wenld hang for it. It
was shown by several witnesses that about
five years age the two men had quarrel
in one of which Sewers b3at Hcrshey. In
1S74 he told one witness tiiat he hated
Hcrshey worse than the devil and he
would kill him if it was ten years aftcer
ward. After hearing the e vidcucc the court gave
the prisoner into the custody of the sheriff
by whom he was taken te prison, where
he will remain until Saturday when he will
Wednesday Morning. Cem'th vs. Wash
ington borough, uui.saucc. It was charged
by the commonwealth that several street:;
iu the borough were net opened in the
width that they should be. The witnesses
for the commonwealth showed, however,
that the borough authorities had done all
in their power te have the streets widened
but when they attempted te de se tfiey
were resisted by the citizens who were
armed with clubs, gun, and revolvers. A
riot ensued, and the result was that a
number of persons were indicted for riot.
The district attorney, after hearing the
evidence, stated that he did net think any
neglect was shown as the borough seemed
te have done all in their power te widen
and open the streets, aud he therefore
asked for a verdict of net guilty. A ver
dict of net guilty, with county for costs,
was thereupon taken.
In the case of James S. Eckmnii,
charged with forgery, a verdict of net
guilty was taken for want of evidence.
A nel. pros, was entered in the case of
James B. Hendersen, of Maytown, charged
with false pietcnsc. This case was tried
several j'earsage when the defendant was
convicted ; it then went te the supreme
court. While it was tending there the
principal witness for the commonwealth
lied, and they were unable te go te trial.
Cemth vs C. C. Schnader, selling
liquor te miners. The defendant in 1879
kept a restaurant in Ephrata, but is n ew
a resident of Philadelphia. A number of
witnesses ranging in age from 13 te 17
years testified that they bought and paid
the defendant for beer during the year el
The defendant testified that lie kept a
confectionery in connection with his res
taurant ; en several occasions, the boys
who testified they bought beer from him
were in the restaurant when men ever 21
years of age bought beer aud handed it te
them.. In regard te several of the boys, the
defendant stated that he had permission
from their parents te sell beer te them ;
nearly all of the ethers told him that they
were ever 21 years of age. It was also
alleged that in a number of instances beer
was sold te the boys by a man named
Moere, who was a barkeeper for defendant.
Motion lur a New Trial.
. A motion for a new trial was made in
the case of Henry Weiss vs. Philip Ber
nard, which was tried last week.
The argument of the counsel in the case
of Hanover Junction railroad vs. Michael
Moere closed this morning and the case
then went te the jury.
Admitted te the liar.
W. T. Brown, son of Davis Brown, of
Fulton township, was, this morning, en
motion of W. W. Brown, esq , admitted te
practice in the several courts el
Lancaster county. He studied with
his uncle, W. V. Brown, esq,, and
his examination was one of the most
creditable, which the beard of examiners
has had iu the last fifteen years. After
his admission he was the recipient of con
gratulations from a host of friends, and
he has their best wishes for his future.
In the court of common pleas suit has
been entered by the commonwealth of
Pennsylvania vs. Henry Lukcns and
Jacob Luken?. te recover the forfeited re
cognizance of the former.
Death or an Old Soldier.
Jehn Gilch, a soldier of the late war,
died at his residence, Ne. 528 West Orange
street, yesterday afternoon, in the 50th
year of "his age, after a long and painful
illness from gravel and dropsy. Mr. Gilch
was a German by bh th, having been born
Uhingen. Wiltcnbtirg, in 1831. At the age
of 18 years he came te this country and
seen afterwards shipped en a whaling ves
sel and cruised iu Northern seas for three
and a half years. Returning te New Yerk
he married Miss Catherine Stell, and went
into the baking business, which hecarried
en in Brooklyn nntil the breaking
out of the rebellion, when he
enlisted, in 1801, as a private in Captain
Mehring's Company F, Cel. Franke's 52d