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I.ANC ASlKtt !Alli lMELLlGENCER WEDXESOAl, DECEMBER 15 1830.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 16, 1880.
Net Discourteous but Frank.
The Philadelphia Press cannot fairly
accuse us of discourtesy in plainly stat
ing the position in which the Bayard
Conkling matter seamed te leave it.
which was certainly an extraordinary
one for a journal of its high character te
be placed in. "We have a high respect
for its editor, and could net understand
hew he could ba induced te let four gen
tlemen state in his journal that they had
net heard of any contradiction by an
other of an allegation that he had been
reported te have made against them,
when the 'rest editor had already been
informed by the gentleman se accused,
that he had been falsely reported in its
columns. The editor of the Press had
declared that its staff correspondent had
informed him of .Senater Bayard's de-
nial, and had been instructed te write te
him and say that the Press would print
any statement from him. The Press
was certainly in fault for net noting the
Senater's denial when first advised of it ;
and it is difficult te unkcanyexcuseat all
for its adding te its failure te de this, the
publication of a statement that Senater
Bayard had made no such denial at all.
The fact that this denial was primarily
conveyed te it in a letter which treated
of ether matters of a private nature and
which could net therefore be published,
certainly did net relieve the Press of the
duty of stating the fact that this denial
had been received by it.
The Prr.-s new says that " licing in
formed weeks afterward and casually at
secend.haml that Mr. Bayard denied the
accuracy of that report it went out of
its "way te offer te print his denial in
any form that he might adept." If the
I'nss " went out of its way " te make
this offer, it is precisely what we de nut
think a newspaper .should have done.
We consider such an offer te be entirely
"in the way" of every honorably con
ducted journal : and that such journal
should go further and correct any mis
statement it has made, of which it
is reliably advised in any shape.
Senater Bayard had already chosen the
" feim " of making his denial when he
communicated it te the J'ress cerres-
pendent, through whom it came te the
editor. And this being the admitted
state of the facts, we said and repeat that
it puts the J'rrs.t in an extraordinary po
sition, because of its deserved repute as
an able and honorably conducted paper.
If this had net been the reputa
tion it had earned there would
have lieeii nothing extraordinary in what
it seems te have done with se much de
liberation. A nd te free itself from the im
putation of gross unfairness it is net only
necessary that it shall. show that its orig
inal report of Senater Bayard's speech
was accurate. Kven if it were net it is
easy te understand hew it may have hon
estly printed it. What cannot be under
stood readily is. hew it could honestly
let it's tyjK's say that Senater Bayard
had net disclaimed tin words it had put
in his mouth, when it admits that it had
received such disclaimer.
The New Yerk 11-raid and the Sew
Yerk .Sr ureal it again, hammer and
tongs, the ifmild trying te say every
damaging Hung thai it can find te say
against Kelly, and the .Sffrgoingen with
its revelations about the moral charac
ter of the proprietor of the Jit ndd. The
public are hardly profited by the declar
ations of these journals about the pro
prietor of the cither : nor are the news
papers themselves profiled, we would
think. Certainly it is a very small busi
ness fera leading journal like the lttrald
te exhibit itself as prompted by personal
feeling in making an assault upon the
character of a citizen. The JrraW.sattack
upon Kelly, which it considers has served
te take from him his office, is undoubted
ly caused by the attacks which Mr.
Kelly and the newspapers he controls
have made upon Mr. Bennett: and these
latter have been intensified and con
tinued, again, by the wa in which the
Herald was provoked te relaliate upon
Mr. Kelly. It is a very peer business
for a great and a decent paper, and must
be damaging te its iuliticncc among
thinking men. When people un
derstand that the opinions they read
in a journal's editorial columns arc
net the judgments of a calm and impar
tial mind, but are prompted by personal
animosity they must cease te regard
hem as of any great value. There can
ec no ueuut mat me iirraui lias gene
out of its sphere te rake up
against Kelly every disreputable
thing if could possibly charge
him with, and that it has net. been fair
or even truthful in it:; statements. Ner
is there any doubt that the badness of
Bennett's morals was improperly made
the basis of the Star's assault upon
the llerahl. That paper's influence de
pends upon the soundness of its criti
cisms and the extent te which they are
read, and net upon the soundness of the
morals of its owner. And it is safe te
say that the llerald iias damaged itself
mere by its unjust and passionate de
traction of Kelly than Kelly's papers
have hurt it by their publications about
Hayes nominates an Ohie man te fill
the vacancy occasioned by the resigna
tion of Justice Streng. True, Judge
Weed has been Seuth some time, but
net long enough te be fairly accredited
as a Southern man. The appointment
is net given te the Seuth as
will be claimed. It is taken from
Ohie; which state will new have
three justices en the supreme bench.. If
Judge Swayne should resign Matthews
will take his place. Ohie can be depend
ed upon te keep her quota filled.
Thf. imlitir1!::!!? :iiwl t:re:irhnre
jumped te the conclusion that Wade '
Hampton challenged Jehn Sherman te
fijjht a duel by;au.v; he had courteously
WA iu that hi additss would be Col Cel
fS;.vi .tal :sj "VhAiJett'rfcvjUe. ;u: iiul
Cfiiiwi, 'Vtezf '-.','. pebab'y denounce
Mi, Hxun?r,t -. tAs,n'iV: (-.zvlWAlfai) w.
General Lexgstbeet, the newly ap
pointed United States minister te Turkey,
presents bis credentials te the sultan to
day. RiciiAKD Giiant White, writing about
Sarah Bernhardt, speaks of the "light,
sweet girlishness of her emotional ex
pression." Lord Beaconsfield, it is new stated,
wrote "Endymion " twenty-two years age
and it has been published with no material
Senater Lamar has paired with Mr.
Blaine until his premised-arrival in Wash
ington. It is denied that he is ill ; he is
staying in San Antonie, Texas, for the
sake of Mrs. Lamar's health.
A private cable dispatch has been re
ceived in Bosten from Lee Haktmax, the
expelled Russian revolutionist, stating that
he expects te arrive in Bosten before Jan
Senater-elect Mahexe, of Virginia, who
expects te held the balance of power in
the next Senate, will vote for cx-Secrctary
Geokee C. Geriiam, for secretary of the
Senate. This vote would change the or
ganizalieu of the Senate from Democratic
te Republican. On all ether points Maheuc,
it is claimed, will act with the Democrats.
Miss Flera Sharen' is te be.married te
Sir Themas Hcsketh en the thirty-first of
December. The marriage is te take place
at the bride's home, near San Francisce,
and man and wife will immediately there
after sail for England. The future Lady
Hcsketh will have an income of $50,000
Sir Themas and her father having each
settled $23,000 a year en her for piu money.
Her mother's magnificent diamonds were
left te her and are new being re-set. The
necklace is saiu te have cost $30,000. Miss
Sharen is a pretty aud charming young
lady, and will honor any house she enters.
Is the Catholic parish church of Notre
Dame, Montreal, en Sunday, the officiat
ing priest warned his congregation against
patronizing Sara Bernhardt's perform
ances. The mines of the United States have
produced during the last .seven years about
$280,000,000 of geld and $271,500,000 of
silver, an average production during that
time of $10,000,000 or geld and $33,730,000
of silver per annum.
It has been proposed te send a deputa
tion from New Yerk te Washington, with
a momeral te Congress, asking that the
president be instructed te use his geed of ef
iiccs as an arbiter between the pieen and
the Irish people, in order te secure the lat
ter their rights and te save the country
from bloodshed and revolution.
K.mkkhen might express it mere elegant
ly, perhaps, but the Miiferd (Mass.) Jeur.
gets the under-bold of a great truth
when it says :
" There's a mighty sight of h!;ib talk
and slushy nonsense spewed upeu the
country en this subject of what te de
with cx-presidents. Honest labor ought
net te be degrading te any man in this
The marriage of an American lady resi
dent in Londen te Mr. Martin, a banker in
Lembard .street, which was te have taken
place te-day, has been postponed, it is
rumored, in consequence of stories from
America unfavorable te the lady, who is
said te have taken the advice of influential
friends and will commence libel suits both
in England and America te vindicate her
self. At "Liberty,' in Bedford county, Vir
ginia, en Monday, three colored men were
sold at public auction under the old vagrant
law, by order of a magisirate, absolute
ownership te cease at the cud of three
months There were few bidders at the
strange sale, and the unfortunate men
were " finally knocked down at four dol
lars cash, charity for their destitute condi
tion being the principal motive of the bid
bcrs." The I'ejuilar Vete.
The Chicago Timex, in a carefully pre
pared summary of election results, gives
the popular vote for the several candidates
as fellows :
Garfield -I,l:i2, 128
Hancock's plurality 0,515
This showing differs materially from
that of the Chicago Tribune a few days age
The Tribune gave Garfield a plurality of
3,401. It diflcrs still mere from the esti
mates of the Republican newspapers after
the election. They claimed for Garfield net
merely a plurality of a few thousand, but
a majority overall of net less than half a
Between Garfield and Hancock the
votes were very nearly divided. A few
thousand cither way in a total vote of al
most ten million that is a narrow
It is probable that accurate returns will
show Hancock a little ahead. It is also
probable that en the white vote Hancock's
majority ever Garfield is at least half a
Hew docs the Chicago Times, reconcile
its figures with its theory that the De me
cratic party is dead '.'
New Met or Mile. Sarah Bernhardt.
French critics are much interested in
observing that Mile. Sarah Bernhardt has
thoroughly adapted herself te American
habits. She writes home te the Gauleis
that she breakfasts at 10, lunches at 1,
dines at 5 and sups at midnight, a way of
living altogether opposed te French habits.
In order, she says, te put herself in
harmony with American ideas, instead
of drinking cau reugie that is te
say, Berdeaux and water she. drinks
absolutely pure water "really," she says,
" absolutely pure." " It is true," adds
Mile. Bernhardt, " that this is net a com
mon water : it is as pleasing te the palate
when pure as ordinary water mixed with
wine. It is Apellinaris Water." Mile.
Sarah explains, for the edification of the
Parisians, that she drinks it iced like
champagne, in American fashion, aud "an
excellent fashion it is." Frem time te
time, te remind herself of la belle France,
she adds a few drops of Chateau-Yquem,
" a means of marrying the king of wines
with the queen of waters." '
Citizen Train en the Late Citizen Tliaildeus
Te the Editors ok the Sun Citizen:
Yeu should net have emitted in your
splendid eulogy upon mad. btevens, puo pue
lished in Sunday's paper, that he accepted
a $ GO, 000 check en account of the Credit
Mebilier Garficldism in 1864, aud then
went and voted against the bill ! This bill,
by the way, was saved by Cox and forty
four ether Democrats who were net paid.
What I say about Stevens is, that he
1,','ik the bribe and sold the briber.
, Geerge Francis Train,
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
Mere than 100 cases of typhoid fever are
reported in Montreal.
The directors of the Georgia railroad de
clared a dividend of 31 per cent in Augusta
Silas Burns, aged 40 years, was drowned
while skating at Bay View, New Jersey,
Ernest A. Thenialin, a stamp clerk in
the internal revenue office at Chicago,
is reported te have disappeared with $1,
000. 31. de Lesseps states that 1,300,000
shares of the Panama canal have been
subscribed by 200,000 persons. The great
est subscriber is Fiance ; the next is
The population of Oregon, according te
the schedules returned te the census office,
is as fellows : Males, 103,338 ; females, 71,
379 ; total, 174.7G7 ; natives, 144,327 ; for
eign born. 30,440: whites, 163,087; colored
In Oakland, Cal., Miss Elizabeth Tyler,
18 years old. was shot dead at the gate of
her residence by the accidental discharge
of a pistol in the hands of her affianced,
Jehn Scetchlcr, son of a well-known com
mission merchant of the city.
Internal Revenue Collector Clark, at At
lanta, seized four illicit distilleries .and de
stroyed 3,000 gallons of mash and beer en
the night of the 13th hist. U. S. Commis
sioner Campbell and Deputy Collector
Davis, recently shot by illicit distillers,
nearMcMinusvilie, Tennessee, arc recov
ering. Henry G. Leveriug, the Werkingmeu's
candidate, was elected mayor of Lyun.
Mass., hy a plurality of 299. Samuel
Celley, Republican, was elected mayor of
Salem. In Bosten Mayer Prince, Demo
crat, was re-elected uiayei by about 900
Near Independence, Me., Mrs. James
Jenes, the wife of a wealthy farmer, at
tempted te fill a lighted lamp with kero
sene, when both lamp and can exploded,
causing the almost instant death of her
self and two children, aged respectively
six years and six months. Mrs. Jenes was
burned se terribly that sh; survived but a
On Sunday last Mr. Miller, while shoot sheet
ing at a mark at Tipton, near Altoenn,
fatally shot himself.
A. Wilsen Norris. the Republican and
only candidate, was elected yesterday te
fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Win. Elliett, state senator from the Sixth
district. He received 4, 195 votes, polling
3,830 votes less than Gen. Garfield at the
Mrs. Elizabeth Bergman, the runaway
Philadelphia wife, is still at police head
quarters in New Yerk. Her mother, who
came yesterday from Philadelphia te sec
her, tried in vain te induce her te return
te her home. It is said that legal pro
ceedings in the e.ise are likely te fellow.
The 'l'rc.-s' and ISnyanl.
Wc would willingly forgive the dis
courtesy of the Lancaster IxTELMiiKXCEit
if its charges against this journal in the
Bayard-Conkling matter were accompanied
by a statement of our position in the mat
ter. This cannot be tee clearly under
stood. The Press printed a well-authenticated
r.-pert of Mr. Bayard's Dever
speech, exercising the usual care in the
premises. Being informed weeks afterward
and casually. .:t second hand, that Mr.
Bayard denied the accuracy of that report,
it went out of its way te eiler te print his
denial in any form that he might adept.
Mr. Bayard declined or neirlected te avail
himself of this eiler. The Press simply
extended liku courtesy, neL offering it,
however, te Mr. Colliding and the ether
parties te the controversy wiiem Mr.
IJayard had been allowed te assail
through its columns. As Mr. Bayard's re
joinder impeached the report printed
by this journal, it become our duty te es
tablish its accuracy eradmit its inaccuracy.
On this fair statement of the ease, will our
still esteemed contemporary await the re
sult as between Mr. Bayard and this jour
nal, and, laying aside partisan predilec
tions, jjivc its verdict in full view of the
evidence te be submitted''.' If the Press
does net ily into a passion in the mean
while there is no reason why any ether
journal should lese its temper.
l'OtStlX IX VKAL,
Tin- ."Members ei Twe Families Tnkn S!i:k
from Partaking of It.
A singular case of poisoning, wherein
nine persons were strangely affected, one
of whom may net survive, has been de
veloped in Pittsburgh. On Saturday even
ing Mrs Chris. Sehade and Mrs. Leuis
Behm, next-deer neighbors, purchased a
roast of veal from a butcher, which they
divided. On Sunday the meat was served
at dinner and members of both families
ate heartily. During the afternoon Mr.
Schade's youngest child became violently
sick at the stomach aud continued te grew
worse. At supper veal was placed en the
table cold and again all partook freely.
Shortly after Mr. Sehade became ill and
seen his wife and three ether children
evinced decided symptoms of internal
commotion. About the same time Mr.
and Mrs. Behm and one of their children
were also taken down with sudden sick
ness and a physician was summoned, who
immediately stated that both families had
been poisoned. The usual antidotes were
administered and seen all had recovered
save one of Mr. Schade's children, who is
still iu a critical condition, the physician
expressing grave doubts of its recovery.
It is thought the meat was unfit for use,
although when purchased it is said te have
had a savory appearance and when cooked
an appetizing ilaver.
The Wemau Suffrage association of
Pennsylvania, during its annual session
yesterday, adopted resolutions against the
injustice of women being taxed and at the
same time deprived of representation in
the Legislature ; appealing te the women
of Pennsylvania for aid in abrogating class
legislation ; congratulating the states that
have placed iu female liauds educational
legislation, aud declaring that the opening
of various professions te women, and the
acknowledgment by the public of their
ability te held important offices, are en
couraging signs of the times. A minute
was adopted te the memory of the late
Lucrctia Mett. Addresses were mad by
Miss Mary Grew, Rev. Charles G. Ames
Samuel Longfellow, Edwin II. Ceatcs
The Call Cern in Vintage.
The total of eleven and a half million
gallons, representing the California vin
tage, is made up by 1,750,000 gallons in
Senoma county, 2,230.000 in Napa county,
2,000,000 in the river tier of counties, 2,
000,000 in Alameda, Centra Cesta, San
Matee, Santa Claia and San Francisce
counties, and 3,500,000 in the counties
south of Santa Clara along the coast.
This last figure may have te be modified
by reducing it half a million, se that
eleven millions may be assumed as the
amount of the vintage, of which two mil
lions may go te the brandy still and nine
be available for wine.
.Sir Bdward Thornten te Kemaln at Wash
ington. It is said at the British legation that
the announcement recently cabled from
Londen that Sir Edward Thornteu was te
be transferred te St. Petersburg, te re
place Lord Dufferin, who was transferred
te Constantinople, was incorrect. Sir Ed
ward expects te remain at Washington.
Justice Streng Resign.
Justice Streng has tendered his
resignation te Mr. Hayes, te take
effect immediately. Hen. William
Streng, who is about- retiring from
the bench of the supreme court,
was born en May 0, 1808, in Somers. Tol
land ceuuty, Coun., a town bordering en
Massachusetts, and graduated at Yale col
lege in 1828. He then taught an academy
at East Windser, and in Tolland, Conn., a
year in each, studying law in leisure
hours. After his admission te the
bar, he removed, in 1830. te Read
ing, Berks county, Penna., mas
tered the German language se as te speak
it fluently, and rose rapidly te a first rank
among the lawyers of his state. In 1840
or 1847 he was elected te Congress, and
represented his district four years.
Declining a lcnominatien, he returned
then with enthusiasm te the practice of
his profession. In 1837 he was elected te
the bench of the supreme court of
Pennsylvania, a position which he resigned
iu October, 1869, te return te the practice
of the law. Twe of his decisions while
en the supreme bench in this state
attracted great attention One of
these was in the famous "Sunday car"
case decided in 1805 in Philadelphia, and
the ether en the constitutionality of the
se-called "legal tender act. In this
latter case, three of the live judges, in
cluding Judge Streng, affirmed the con
stitutionality of the act, against Judge
Woodward and one ether. On Febru
ary 7, 1870, he was appointed by Presi
dent Grant te the position of associate
justice of the supreme court of the
United States te till the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Judge Grier, for
which the late Secretary Stanten
had been nominated just before his death.
It was freely-charged, at the I ime of his
appointment, that he and Justice Bradley
were selected for seats en the .supreme
court bench with the express view of their
voting a reversal of the famous legal ten
der decision of that tribunal. Whether
these charges were well-founded or net,
en January 13, 1872, Judge Streng read a
decision affirming the constitutionality of
the legal tender act, and Judge Bradley
concurred in a lengthy opinion. Judge
Streng was designated hy the electoral
commission act of 1877 as one of the judi
cial members et the tri-partitc tribunal
which decided the contested presidential
election of 1870. Fer many years Judge
Streng has been prominent among the cer
perate members of the American heard of
commissioners ter foreign missions, awl
also as a member of the general assembly
of the Presbyterian church, ue also suc
ceeded the late Bishop Mclivaiuc, of Ohie,
as prcsidenUef the American tract society.
A CATHOLIC CHUKOlI.
The at. 31,
iry'seT Lebanon, Ja.
St. Mary's Catholic church, a new and
imposing building, was dedicated in Leb
anon yesterday, the ceremony, which bc
ran iu the morning, being vciy interesting
and watched with interest by a larga audi
ence. Right Rev. Dr. Shanahau, bishop of the
diocese, conducted the ceremonies, assisted
by Rev. A. F. Kaul as deacon, and Revs.
Kech and Grotenieyor as sub-deacons.
Bishop O'Hara, of Scranton, Revs. W.
Weiriek, of New Yerk, Keppcrnaglc and
McBride, of Barrisburg, Quinu, Scbcck
and Dr. llerstman, of Philadelphia, were
among these present, aud who took part
in the ceremonies, which were begun
about 9 o'clock by a precession of twenty
eight ministers led by Bishop Shanahau,
who finally gathered around an altar erect
ed in the centre aisle. All knelt and recited
a prayer. All were white laee gowns ever
dark robes. They then arose and marched
up and down the di He rent aisles, halting
while the bishop wrote iu the Salt and
ashes the names of the Hely Trinity.
The priests were then seated outside the
channel, while the bishop, proceeded by
caudle bearers, and his rehes supported by
acolytes, moved around different parts of
the building, blessing it. The altar was
consecrated with ointment, and the whole
party, carrying lighted tapers, then
marched around the outside, of the church
three times, thence inside through the
aisles, again sprii.kling the walls with
holy water, after which this part of the
ceremony was ended.
Pontifical mass was celebrated by Bish
op O'Hara. The singing was done by the
choirs of Hely Trinity anil Sacred
Heart, both of Philadelphia. The
church building cost about $75,000.
Last evening the services closed
with grand pontifical vespers and a
sermon by Rev. Dr. Horstman, of Phila
delphia. Tiie Ferocious 12reg.
The Londen 'Telegraph rchitca the fel low
pig story of the curious propensity of the
frog, alleged te have been discovered dur
ing the drainage of some huge carp ponds
ti non Count Schaafgetsche's estate of
"Warmbruiiu. Upen transferring the fish
from these preserves te baskets, for the
purpose of conveying them te tanks
wherein they might disport themselves
while their old familiar quarters were be
ing cleansed, it was observed that frogs
were clinging te the backs of many of tiie
larger carp. Most of the fish thus bcrid
den were blind, the frogs' fore feet being
found firmly fixed in the eyeseckels of
Interrogated respecting this strange
phenomenon, the chief pend-kecper told
our contemporary's informant that.accord that.accerd
ing te his experience, extending ever
several years, frogs were the deadliest ene
mies with which the carp had te contend,
and caused an annual meitality among
the fish under his care of from three te
four per cent, of their total number. The
frog's object in bestriding the carp, he
naid, was te feed upeu the slimy matter
that se frequently forms a sort of spongy
crust ou the heads and backs of the elder
fish ; aud, once settled in their favorite
seat, they speedily succeeded in gouging
their finny steeds, which, when blinded,
being unable te leek out for their feed,
seen perished of hunger. Hew tightly these
veracious uatracluans lieid ou te their liv
ing pastures was exemplified by the pond
master, who picked up a carp weighing
two pounds and a half and held it suspend
ed iu the air by one of the hind legs of a
frog perched upon its back iu the manner
above described. Carp thus frog-ridden
te death begin te turn yellow en the third
day after the parasitical croaker has taken
his seat, rapidly waste away, and general
ly die within a fortnight from the com
mencement of their martyrdom. In clear
water it is pretended that they can espy
their nimble fee as he prepares te spring
upon them, and by a timely wriggle often
escape his attack ; but in dim aud slimy
old ponds, like these of Count Schaaf Schaaf
getsche, they tee frequently fall a victim
te his saltatery skill and merciless appe
tite. Hampton Did Net Challenge Sherman.
A letter from Bishop Howe, of Seuth
.Carolina, te Wade Hampton regarding
the latter's recent correspondence with
Secretary Sherman, says: "In giving
your address I said that most likely you
meant te let Mr. Sherman knew that you
were net te remain in Charlottesville, but
were en your way home, and that if he
wished te explain himself in any way he
must address you at Columbia. Since my
return home, however, it has been inti
mated te me that I was mistaken in my
apprehension of your meaning and that it
was your purpose te give 3Ir. Sherman, if
he desired it, a hostile meeting." Te this
Mr. Hampton replied : "I am verv much
obliged te yen for the interest yen have
shown in my behalf, and yen were entirely
right in the construction yen placed upon
my note te Mr. Sherman. That was writ
ten as I passed through Charlottesville and
I naturally gave my proper address. It
never occurred te me for a moment that
any one would construe my language as
giving or involving a challenge.
n Portion et the Keceinmenda-
tleus He Will Make.
Governer Ileyt will recommend, te the
incoming Legislature the establishment of
such an institution for this state as the
Elmira reformatory. Its object is te re
claim, by industry and education, persons
under the age of thirty years who arc com
mitted for the first offense. He says he
has visited it and investigated its work
ings, and finds that although net long in
existence it has already borne excellent
fruit. The persons sent te the Elmira
reformatory are net considered criminals
in the ordinary acceptance of that
phrase. They are net committed for
any particular length of time, the mana
gers of the institution bsin allowed te
use their discretion concerning the length
of the confinement, if, indeed, it may be
called such, net exceeding, however,
the maximum which the law provides for
the punishment of the offence of which the
candidate may have, been guilty. There
arc three grades or classes in the reform,
atery, and the persons sent there are
generally . placed iu the middle
grade. If their conduct is geed
they are seen advanced, and if other
wise they arc seut into the lowest
grade until they warrant their advance
ment by geed behavior and a sincere de
sire for improvement. Nobody leaves the
reformatory without a trade or an educa
tion that will enable him or her te earn a
living,and no backsliders arc readmittded.
If a man who ha3 bece iu the reformatory
breaks the law a second time he is treated
like ether criminals and the ordinary cur
rent of justice is allowed te take its course.
The advantages which such an institution
offers, however, for redeeming hundreds
of young people who err slightly but are
net criminals at heart, are, in the opinion
ei the governor, wertliy et serious
consideration aud of legislative action.
He thinks such an institution would re
duce the pauper and criminal classes mere
than fifty per cent, in this state ; and an
ether excellent feature connected with the
system is that it is self supporting
after the first start, the industry
of the inmates being mere than
sufficient te defray the cost of its main
tenance. His forthcoming message will
urge strongly upon the Legislature the
ucncius ei a similar institution ler 1'cnn-
sylvatua. He has no doubt it will meet
with many opponents, but he is prepared
te defend it with copious statistics from
similar institutions iu this country aud iu
Europe. The care of the children bieught
up iu the poerhnuses of the state will
also rcceive Dis attention, lucre is a
growing sentiment in favor of separating
these wretched waifs from the contaminat
ing influences of the almshouse, whose in
mates, as a rule, arc among the most har
dened classes. The governor is of opinion
that the children Drought up in peer-
houses are, as a rule, a charge upon the
taxpayiug portion of the community from
the cradle te the grave cither in the
poerhousc or the penitentiary.
A " Take Off."
The Londen Referee gives the following
" Special Edition of the New Yerk Herald.
Terrible Earthquake iu Londen. Frem
our Special Correspondent. ' This morn
ing, shortly after four, the sleeping city
was aroused from its various beds bj' the
shock of an earthquake. Houses rocked
violently, the windows were shattered as if
by an explosion, and in a moment the
streets were filled by a terrified crowd.
Hardly had the first warning note been
sounded when a fresh and far mere violent
shock occurred and in a brief space
half Londen was in ruins. The
shrieks of the terrified people, the groans
of the injured, and the widespread panic
defy description. The earth opened into a
huge chasm, and literally swallowed up
whole districts. St. Paul's fell with a ter
rible crash about half-past four, and of
the city proper nothing hut a wild sccne of
ruin and desolation remains. A volcano
has suddenly appeared in Regent street,
and a stream of burning lava is rapidly
pouring down Charing cress and the strand.
Newgate has fallen down, and the prison
ers arc rushing about among the crowd.
The Bishop of Louden and several of the
clergy arc holding special prayer meetings
in the streets, and people arc geiug mail
through excessive fear at almost every turn
There are fearc of still further shocks, and
the military have been called out te line the
streets. The queen has telegraphed from
Balmoral, the cabinet have met, and the
greatest excitement prevails. Later. A
further and mere violent shock has occur
red. We are deemed. The end of the
great city has come '. Londen is te be de
stroyed by earthquake ! As I write there
is the rear of constant aitillery and heav
en is rent with shrieks of terror. This
cannot last much longer without utter de
struction. This office is rocking new !
Great heavens, it is ," We have no
further communication from Londen. It
is conjectured that a last and mere vio
lent shock has completely destroyed it, and
buried the inhabitants in the ruins."
A Horrible Story.
The particulars of a horrible story have
just come te light in Franklin county,
which has thrown the community of
Quincy into a state of excitement. The
facts as furnished by a correspondent of
the Chambcrsburg llerahl arc as fellows :
"On Thursday, November 25, Thanks
giving day, Annie Bender, an insane
girl subject te epileptic fite, left
her home in Quincy and called at
a neighbor's residence, where she had din
ner. She left there in the afternoon and it
was supposed she would go home, but she
did net reach her father's residence that
day nor the next. As she had often wau
clrrccl from home, no particular attention
was paid te her prolonged absence. Fre
quently she had been absent a week or ten
clays. On Saturday, December 11, a man
named Hushman, while hunting in a small
weeds, came upon the remains of the un
fortunate girl. The bedj was mutilated
beyond recognition by the hogs
which ream in a semi-wild condition
through the weeds. The flesh had been
stripped from the bones and the only part
of the body left entire was one feet, which
was encased in a shoe. The bones were
scattered ever an area of fifty yards and
about one-third of the number composing
the entire skeleton were missing altogeth
er. The neighbors gave the remains de
cent burial. It is supposed the young girl
was prostrated by an epileptic attack and
was frozen te death, as it was very cold
and snowing when she started for home.
The conduct of the father is very severely
commented en, as he informed no one of
his daughter's disappearance and when
her mutilated corpse was found did net
even attend the burial."
A Mermen Ring.
Accusations of dishonesty are new made
by some of the Mormons against their bish
ops iu connection with the tithins system.
Every 3Iormeu is required te give te the
church authorities one-tenth of all his pre
ducts if he is a farmer, the same propor
tion of his profits if he is in mercantile or
professional business, and of his wages if
he is an empleye. Special officers arc
appointed te collect these tithes, and they
arc exacted with the utmost rigor.
Five hundred 3Iormens lately went into
Colerado te work en a railroad, and sup
posed they were for the time safe from the
customary exaction, but Brigham Yeung,
jr., followed them, and demanded a tenth
of their pay. The tithes yield net less
than a million dollars a year te the church
aud of this large revenue the head men
make no accennting te the people. It is
charged that a mere corrupt and success-
ml ring than Tweed's exists at bait Lake
City, and its early downfall is predicted.
Death in a Statleu Hense.
Twe tramps applied at the Third ward
station-house. Easten, for shelter, and one
of them was lame and suffering. They
were Hungarians, and had evident been
but a short time in the eeuutry. Unable
te speak a word of English, the meneuld
make no one understand them. During
the night the police officer looked into the
station-house, en the fleer of which sever
al tramps were lying and saw the sick
man hugging his knees, which were drawn
tight te his body, as though he was in
great pain. Yesterday morning these who
awoke first went te reuse him he was
dead. He lay upon his face, and tightly
clasped in his hand was his Hungarian
Bible. There were the scars of a sabre
cut across his breast and of a bullet wound
in his neck. He had, no doubt, been a
soldier. Ne papcrs'were found te estab
lish his identity, and his compauien could
net be understood. His feet were found
te be frozen, and the doctors say he died
in a convulsion, brought ou by exposure.
Electing a Postmaster of the Heuse.
In the Heuse yesterday 3Ir. Cabell, of
Virginia, offered a resolution appointing
A. W. C. Newlain, of Virginia; as post
master of the Heuse. Mr. Cenger, of
Michigan, moved te amend by substitut
ing the name of Henry Sherwood. Mr.
Cook, of Georgia, suggested that the Re
publicans might elect that gentleman at
the next Congress. Mr. Cenger's amend
ment was rejected yeas 100, nays 1 18
and Mr. Cabell's original resolution was
adopted. Mr. Ne.wlain was then sworn
The Coming Eclipse.
Wc are indebted te Prof. J. E. Kershuer
of the mathematical chair of Franklin
and Marshall college for the following :
A partial eclipse of the sun will be visi
ble at Lancaster en December tfl, 1880. It
begins at 6h. 50.4m in civil local mean time
and ends at 8h. 'id. 4m.
The eclipse begins en the earth en De
cember 31 at Gh. 55.5m. in Lancaster civil
time, in :j5 30.4 north lat., ami in lon
gitude 5C 22.2 east of Washington.
The greatest eclipse at 8h. 39.5m. in
longitude 27 39' .7 cast of Washington
and in latitude 6VP 0'. 5 north.
Eclipse ends en the earth 10b. 22.4m.
in longitude 82 52' .2 cast of Washington,
and is latitude 52 4' .0 north.
The magnitude of the" greatest eclipse
The assumed co-ordinates of the place are
40 2' latitude, north, and (P 42' longitude
east of Washington. Therefore, the dif
ference of time is 2m. 40s. plus when ap
plied te Washington mean time.
Lancaster would appear ou the penum
bra at Gh. 56.4m. iu local-civil time if the
penumbra were extended through the
The time of sunrise is 7h. 22.2m., and
therefore by the time the sun comes above
the horizon it is partially eclipsed.
The middle of the eclipse occurs at 7h.
45.8m. Here the magnitude of the
eclipse amounts te 4.53 digits.
The end of the eclipse takes place at
The point of first contact is 19- 4' from
the vertex of the sun's limb and is invis
ible at Laucastcr. The point of last con
tact is 7-10 2G' from the vertex. The ver
tex is that point of the sun's limb which
is nearest the zenith and the distance
from the vertex is counted plus te the
Duration of the eclipse, as seen at Lan
caster, is from sunrise te tiie end of the
eclipse at this place or Hi. 17.2m.
HOICKING TUK MAILS.
A Reute Agent Arrested.
Fer months past mail matter has been
missed en the route between Philadelphia
and Harrishurg, aud suspicion fell en the
route agent, Mr. G. W. Hublcy, but no
positive evidence could be found against
him until very recently. Last evening he
was arrested in Harrisburg and taken te
Philadelphia by Inspector B. H. Camp,
of the posteffice department, for a hear
ing. The only cvidcucc against the ac
cused yet divulged is that there wa3 found
en his person a college badge set
with diamonds, belonging te Fiank R.
Eshleman, a student of Franklin
and Marshall college, this city.
As far as wc knew, Mr. Eshleman left his
badge some weeks age with a friend iu
Mount Jey, and that friend sent it te him
by mail.- As it did net reach him an in
vestigation was made, and it was ascer
tained that the letter containing the badge
had been delivered tee late te go into the
Mimnt Jey pouch, aud had been mailed
en the mail car of which Hublcy was in
charge. Mr. Eshleman went te Philadel
phia last evening te appear as a witness
at Hubley's hearing. Hublcy is a mar
ried man, and his family resides-at Yerk.
He was formerly route agent en the Fred
crick and Laucastcr division.
At a meeting of Ashara ledge 398 A. Y.
M., of Marietta, held Monday evening 13th
inst., the following officers were elected te
serve the ensuing Masonic vear :
W. 31. Jeseph Fisher.
S. W. C. A. Shatruer.
J. W. J. Rathven Windelph.
Sec'y. I. S. Geist.
Treas. Jehn W. Rich.
Trustees F. Reinheld, D. D. Ceuitncy
and F. U. Gantz.
Representative te Grand Ledge. P. M.
J. L, Jacobs.
D. D. G. 31. Baumgardncr being en hand
installed the newly elected.
An Unfortunate but Intelligent Ieg.
Rcilly & Keller, coal dealers, are the
owners of a deg, who made a narrow es
cape from being killed by the cars, yester
day. He was walking en the railroad
near the coal yard, when he was struck by
the tank of an engine, which was running
backwards from Dillcrville te Lancaster.
As seen as the deg was struck he crouch
ed down between the tics and the tank and
engine passed ever hiin without injuring
him in the least. Tin's same deg was once
run ever by a wagon, was kicked by a
horse aud was injured by the cars. This
time he escaped and certainly displayed a
great deal of geed sense.
W. W. Griest, son of Ell weed Gricst, of
the Inquirer, went te Columbia yesterday
afternoon. He took supper at the Frank
lin house. Before going into the dining
room he hung his coat up in the front
room of the hotel. . A tramp walked into
the hotel and took 31 r. Gricst's coat, leav
ing an old one of his instead. He was seen
leaving the hotel, but it was net known
that he had taken anything there.
The Sabbath AMelatlen.
Rev. J. W. Zicgler, traveling missionary
and collector for the Philadelphia Sabbath
association, is canvassing Lancaster. The
object of his efforts is the promotion of the
bettcrehscrvancc of the Sabbath. Brether
Zicgler has labored especially aud with
signal success en the lines. of canal, cvan
gclizing the boatmen and "securing better
Sabbath observance en the canals.
Miliar WMlillnir I
Meuday, January 3, 1880 will be the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the wedding of
3Ir. and Mrs. HcnwP. Hartman of East.
Lampeter township and the event will te
celebrated with a "silver
their family residence.
tmi; KKGULAU COKKKSrONUKNCE
A water pipe burst in Ce. H's armory
en Monday aud a portion of" the builditi"
was tioedee with water. "
A church sociable for the benefit of the
M. E. church will be held this evening in
the church parlors. The sociable is given
under the auspices of Rev. Henry Wheel
er's Bible class.
Mrs. Charles E. Smith, of this place, is
visiting her parents at Philadelphia.
James E. Zergcr of Pennsylvania college
Gettysburg, is home for the helidavs.
L. W. Richards, who with S. "S. Det
wiler was at JlcCalPs Ferry, yesterday,
gathering greens for St. Paul's Episcopal
church, reports that they were able te till
a ear with what they weut for with but
little tumble. Greens arc plentv in that
A drunken man was arrested yesterday
at Fourth and Locust streets, but net be
fore occasioned quite a geed deal of
C. A. McCauley, a feitncr resident of
Columbia, was intewnyestcrdav.
Mud, iu the street and elsewhere, is the
result of the recent thaw.
Anether order is in order from Chief
Engineer Weirman, of the Pennsylvania
canal, but it is net forthcoming.
The Citizens' band, of this place, visited
Marietta last evening as the guests of the
Mechanics band of that place. They
were well received and had a very pleasant
Richard F. Hull, manager of the Mount
Jey soldiers orphans' school, was in
town yesterday in search of the Jehnsen
boys, who escaped from the institution
yesterday. Wc have net heard whether
they have been recaptured or net.
The ice near the bridge is covered with
water, but it yet holds its own.
It is reported -about town that a paper
has been drawn up ami is being exten
sively signed by the pupils of the Colum
bia high school petitioning the school
beard te grant a two weeks' vacation te
them, extending from a week before
Christmas te the first Monday after New
Year's day, and that two or three mem
bers of the beard have given the petition
their support. At the meeting held en
last Thursday evening the beard entirely
ignored a petition of the same purport pre
sented by the school teaehen; through the
school superintendent. It is said a special
meeting of the beard will be held this
The funeral of the late Win. Crissing
will take place this afternoon from
oeknian chapel of the 31. E. church, at
Fifth and Locust streets, and the remaius
will be interred iu 3Ieunt Bethel cemetery.
TheCelumbia fire company of which organ
ization the deceased was a member, have
provided a handsome silver plate in shield
form, for the coffin, ou which is inscribed
" William Crissingcr, died December 13th.
1880, aged 39 years, 11 meid lis aud 10
days ;" and the same organization has also
presented a handsome lleral wreath. Be
sides the letter inscription ou the shield,
there is also inscribed en its upper portion
a steam fire engine, aud en the lower
crossed ladders, hose sections, horns, an
axe, etc. The Columbia fire company will
attend the funeral in a body, and the Vig
ilant aud Shawnee companies will both he
The Jury List!.
The newsparer reporters, or the county
commissioners' clerk, have made a mistake
inthcprcp.uation'ef the lists of jurors te
serve in the common pleas court in Janu
ary. The lists as prepared by the clerk
show that these jurors which the news
papers said were drawn te serve at a court
commencing January 21, are in fact te
serve at a court commencing January 31,
and these reported te serve ou the 31st, were
drawn te serve en the 21th of January.
Jurers will of course be guided by the
clerk's lists, and by the notices served upon
them by the sheriff.
Since the above was written the atten
tion of the clerk has been called te the
fact that the "fourth Monday in January"
comes en the 21th aud net en the 31st as he
had written it, it appears, therefore, that
the newspaper reporters were right and
the clerk wrong in making up the lists.
The clerk's lists, however, will be regarded
as official, and no harm will likely result
from his mistake of dates.
The news 'reaches us that the firm of
Friedman A: Ce., extensive dealers in leaf
tobacco. St. Leuis, have failed, with
liabilitits estimated at $200,000 or up
wards. Among their creditors arcJIcssrs.
Skiles ii Frey aud Teller Bres., of this
city the former of whom are said te lie
their credite.s te the amount of 7,000.
and the latter te ene hundred cases of to
bacco, the value of which is net stated.
Ne particulars arc given as te the assets
of Friedman A: Ce., who arc reported te
be the heaviest dealers in leaf tobacco
in St. Leuis.
Last evening the Lancaster County Game
Protective association held a meeting at
Alderman A. K. Spurrier's office. The
following resolution was passed :
"Resulted, That after a due investigation
of the charges made against Captain Win.
Rechm. of Quarryville, as having failed te
properly picscrvc and protect the game
upon the grounds, near juarry ville, for the
late meeting of the Pennsylvania Field
Trials association, wc find that said charges
arc unfounded, and the conduct of the said
Captain Rechm, iu the matter, was con cen
sistant with the character of a sportsman."
Monday evening a very pleasant birth
day parly was given for .Miss Katie Hcrr,
at the residence of her father iu East Lam
peter township. The event was in cele
bration of the young lady's thirteenth an
niversary, the attendance was large and
the present numerous and handsome. All
united in describing the affair as thorough
I eer Stalking.
Adam Dietrich, of Maner, and End. S.
Hambright, proprietor of Hambrigkt's
hotel, en the Columbia pikc,have returned
from a hunt iu the mountains of Virginia
nearGieuduiiers, bringing with them three
deer, two wild turkeys and seme smaller
Iteceivetl a Call.
Rev. Dr. Jehn Kuelling, of St. Jehn's
German Reformed church, this city, has
received a call from Bethlehem's, church,
in West Philadelphia, recently vacated by
the resignation of the Rev. Jacob Dahl
nian. It is expected he will accept and
enter upon the dntier. of his new field of
labor at an early period.
Cut his Feet.
On .Monday as Jehn Davclcr, of West
Willow street, was engaged iu cutting
weed he dipped ujwn the frozen ground
and the axe came down heavily upon his
right fe't i-utting an ugly gash therein.
Dr. I. If. .Mayer attended the wounded
. Tlii; Metintvllle Hand Fair.
It is being field this week and the suc
cessful management makes it a highly
popular institution in that town. It will
close en Saturday evening, and until then
the villa-jc aud brurrenuding neighborhood
centre all interest in the event.
A. Heavy Fall.
Yesterday morning Frank P. Cehe.
while walking near St. Jehn's Episcopal
church, slipped u,pen the ice and fell heav
ily te the pavement, sustaining painful in
juries, lie was earned te msheme ana
JattemjC(, by Dr-.(bavis.