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LANCASTER PAII Y IVfELLlGElSCER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18.
SATUBDAY EVENING, DEC. 18, 1880.
Mr. Gee. Ticknor Curtis replies te
Judge Black's argument en the railroad
question, having been employed te de se
by the Erie railroad company ; and his
argument is said te he held by railroad
men te be very strong and convincing.
That is natural : Looked at with ether
eyes it seems very weak. Judge Black
lias a great advantage ever Judge Curtis
in claiming the ear of the country for
his argument, net only in the fact that
he has given it without reward, but be
cause it is but a restatement of the posi
tion taken by him in 1S5G, in delivering
the opinion of the supreme court of
Pennsylvania in the case of the Erie &
Northeast railroad company against
Casey, reported in i! Casey. 1IS7. Judge
Curtis, in expressing surprise at
the sentiments of Judge Black's present
deliverance, simply shows his small-acquaintance
with the declared law of
Pennsylvania, for there is really
nothing said by Judge Black te-day
which he did net say from the bench in
"We de net, either, lmdcrslaud that at
any lime he has said all that Judge
Curtis understands him new te say. lie
has net said, ' thai everything, land,
rails, rolling stock", tools, &c, purchased
by private fund-, are all along public
properly, and that they remain public
preperh when the franchise or corporate
right te be the agents of that public
property expires." "What he has said is
that a railroad corporation does net own
the highway which the slale has author
ized it te build upon land taken under
the right of eminent domain. That
highway belongs te the stale, and the
corporation using it owns only the fran
chise or right te use it under the law
conferring- it, which defines the con
tract between the state and the railroad
The Erie .fc Northeast railroad com cem
pmy had a clause in its charter declar
ing that " if the said company abuse or
misuse any of the privileges hereby
granted, the Legislature may resume the
rights granted te the said company."
The company did misuse its privilege
and the Legislature repealed its charter.
The company insisted that this was im
properly done, and that furthermore the
repeal was unconstitutional, as it was a
confiscation of its property. Upen this
last point.. ledge Black, delivering the
opinion of the .supreme court, said :
If this he tnii', the injunction ought te
be awarded : for no legislature can de such
a thing under our constitution. When a
corporation is dissolved by a repeal of its
chartcr,thc Legislature may appoint or au- j
therize the governor te appoint a person
te lake charee of its assets for the use of
the creditors and stockholders ; and this is j ate extent. It is a serious question
net confiscation any mere than it. is cenlis-; whether the peace which EurejK' prays
tatien te anpeint an administrator te a , for C0llIll Ilet better be secured :ml maiii
dcad man or a committee for a lunatic. ' . .... . ,. , , ,. . . ,.
But money, or goods or lauds which are ; tamed by the speedy disestablishment el
or were the private property of a defunct j her standing armies and military insli insli insli
corperation cannot be arbitrarily scizedfer J tuliens than bv their continuing menace
the use of the state without compensation j te Prtcll eti,0r." The time is coming when
paid or provided for. 1 his act, however, .. , ,t . ,- . c ,. ., ,. , ,
takes nothing but the read, is that pri- t i:it t"?Knciit of nations, of which
vatc property . Certainly net. It is a pub-1 e poet sings, will be the demand of all
lie highway solemnly devoted by law te j Christendom. The United Siales will
the iu')Iie use. YY hen the lands were
taken te build it en they were taken for
public use, otherwise they could net have
been taken -.it all. It is true the plain
tiffs had a right te take tells from
all who traveled or carried freight en , in ;i condition of militarv diseslablish
it, according te certain rates fixed in the j umit than, by increase of her armament
charter, but that was a mere franchise ; a ' ... .,M-i-. t- i i- . .
privilege dnived entirely from the charter, j or sm ('xlllblli0" of "utienal distrust.
and it was gene when the charter was re- ! " "
pealed. The state may grant te a corper- i MINOR TOPICS.
atieis, or te an individual, the franchise of ! Tin: creed of pretentieusunbelief rhymes
taking tells en any highway opened or te
be opened, whether it lie a railroad or
river, canal or bridge, turnpike or common
read. When the franchise ceases by its own
limitation, by forfeiture or by repeal, l
the highway is thrown back en the hands
of. 1 he stale, and it becomes her duty as i
the sovereign guardian el the public rights
and interests te take care of it. - She may
renew'the franchise, give it te soma ether
person, exercise it herself, or declare the
highway open and free te all people. If
the railway its:lf was fhe private prop
erty of the stockholders, then it
remains theirs and they may use
it without a charter as ether people
use their own run it en their own account
charge what tells they please close it
or open it when they think proper disre
gard every interest except their own.
The repeal of charters en such terms
would be courted by evevy railroad com
pany in the state; for it would have no
effect but te emancipate them from the
control of law, and convert their limited
privileges into a bread, unbounded license.
On this principle, a corporation might be
rewarded, but never punished, for miscon
duct. Repeal of its charter, instead of
bringing it te a .shameful end, would put
" length of days in its right hand, and in
its left baud riches and honor." But it
is net se. Raihends made by the author
ity of the commonwealth upon laud taken
under lusr right of eminent domain, and
established by her laws as thorenghfaresfor
the commerce that passes through her bor
ders, are her highway.-'. Ne corporation
has any property in tliem, though corpora
tions may have franchises annexed te and
exercisable within them.
Justices Lewrie and Knox agreed with
Judge Black, Justice Woodward and
Chief Justice Lewis dissenting. The
railroad company afterwards amended
its bill of complaint, and the case
again came before the court. The point
as te confiscation having been lurlher
dwelt upon in the argument. Judge
Black said in the opinion :
Railroads built under the authority of
law for the general purposes of com
merce are public highways. Ou this piin
ciplc alone we decided that municipal sub
scriptions were valid. On this principle
alone can land and material be seized te
make them. On this principle alone can
the laws be justified which limit the tells
upon them. On this principle alone have
we the powers, se often excreised, of com
pelling these who have charge of them te
keep within the boundaries of the law.
On this principle alor.e we have always
held that no individual or corporation can
possibly have any right or privilege con
nected with them, except what the law has
expressly conferred. The charter of this
cempauy contained a series of regulations
presenting the manner iu which a public
highway sheuld.be used ; the repeal abol
ished these regulations aiid substituted
:v different set. By the charter, and by the
charter alone, were the plaintiffs suthor suther
ized te interfere with it at all ; the repeal
necessarily took that authority awav.
A public highway is net pri- j
vatc property any mere than a public j
eutce is private property, me execution
of the law relating te au office is intrusted
te au individual ; a corporation as well as
au iudividual may be intrusted with the
.ui-eMitimi nt rim i:m- wnipii miares f
iitebfrav. In cither case, if the trust be I
abused it may be withdrawn ; but neither
the highway nor the . office is thereby ex
tinguished. The people still have a
right te be served in both, .and it
is" the duty of the state te see that
they are. The removed officer has no
right te keep the records and the removed
company has no right te keep the read.
If this law be unconstitutieual because it
takes the read from the company then
it fellows that no charter of a
railroad, canal or turnpike com
pany can ever be repealed however
clear the right, nor forfeited however
grcss the abuse, without leaving the
highway in the possession of the corpora cerpora corpera
tors as their private property, and giving
them, as private owners, a control ever it
infinitely greater and mere dangerous than
they had before.
The suggestion that the repealing act
will have the effect of putting the lead into
the possession of the persons whose lands
were taken te build it en, is entitled te
still less regard. In the first place it is
founded in manifest error. The lands
were taken and devoted te public use as a
highway forever, unless the state should
se proper te vacate and abandon the read.
It has net been vacated or abandoned. It
is te be used by the public as heretofore.
The public will has been expressed that it
shall be hereafter used in a different
way, and the public rights upon it be
guarded by different agents.
It is net maintained by anybody that
when a railroad is sold by the sheriff the
franchise passes with the property. The
purchasers must be clothed with author
ity by the state te use the property
they have bought. The state may de
prive them of it. It is the justice of the
state that is relied upon in buying the
property. The interest of the state re
quire the highway te be maintained and
used, and m absolute confidence is felt
that these who purchase the property
will be given the power cf utili7ing
it. These who lend their money
te railways must de it in abundant
faith in the state, that it will give
them a charter should they be forced te
foreclose their security and buy the
Sl'eakhk llANDAT.i. is meeting with
praise in some quarters and censure
from ethers for opposing the outlay of
$500,000 mere en coast line defenses
against an improbable attack by sea
uien our country. The speaker's course
is eminently consistent with his attitude
in Congress for many years past en pub
lic expenditures and with the professions
which his party has made under hislead
ership en the fleer and his influence in
the speaker's chair. It is doubtless wise
te prepare for war in times of peace, and
the declaration of the speaker that the
grandchildren of the present generation
would net even hear the tread of a foreign
fee en our shores, has been made the te.-;t
for declamation that we must begin te
prepare for that remote emergency. But
military and naval preparations in times
of peace and en the part of a nation se
favorably situated as this one, need
never be carried beyond a meder-
be the most potent force in its councils,
and if can belter impress the example of
peace en warlike contemporaries by the
wondrous development of its resources
and chimes :
Aitiele I. Ege.
Article II. Xcye.
Lkvt Cai.kixs desired te take ;
wife at Vernen, Wisconsin, before his first
wife had been dead a month. He could
induce no clergyman or justice te perform
tiic ceremony, and se he did it himself,
reading the service in the presence of wit
nesses. The recent riot by the medical students
in Philadelphia recalls the old-time terror
ism of that class. The new venerable
rector of St. James's once pithily remarked
en being asked te preach le them, "The
world seemed te have divided itself into
saints, sinners and medical students."
Hki'i:nti.y the Vincland Jeitriutl appear
ed with a new head and the Time, re
marking upon the change, said : " What
does a head amount te without brains '."
Whereupon the Journal retorted : " What
de brains amount te without a head te
keep them from slopping ever "
The success of the British missionaries
at Ongeli, India, is quite marvelous. At
a late meeting 221 converts were baptized
and 20 new churches were set off. The
whole number baptized since the organiza
tion of the church, January?. 18(57, is
15,790. The number baptized this year is
That Adam was a poet and David ai
editor may strike sonic persons as a rather
queer assertion te make. This opinion was
held by some of the Jewish writers, as ap
pears by the Prolcgemina of Franciscus
Junius te his Libruin Psalnieruin, or Boek
of Psalms. They attribute the ninety-second
psalm, or " Benum est eenjiterl," te
Adam, while the rest of the;-c sublime
poems are ascribed te Abraham, Moses,
Solemon aud six ethers, making David
merely the collector of them into one vol
ume or book.
Tiik statistics of the Lutheran church iu
the United States are as fellows : General
Synod 24 district synods, 883 ministers,
1,"G9 congregations and 1:11,418 commu
nicants. General Synod Seuth .1 synods,
102 ministers, 102 congregaiiens and 13,
800 communicants. General Council 10
synods, G2a ministers, 1,174 congregations
and 183,770 communicants. Synedical
Conference 0 synods, 1,200 ministers, 2,
072 congregations and 251,010 communi
cants. Independent 12 synods, ofle minis
ters, 910 congregations and 80,478 comma-1
The Presbyterian beards come in for a
very large share of the estate of the late
.las. E. Brown, "of Kittauuing, Pcnu. Mr.
Brown left property valued at 2,000,000.
His will, after providing for various pur- !
Pscs with fifteen per cent, of the whole
cm. el the whole
property, directs that twenty per cent, of
the remainder, or about 340,000, shall be
paid te the beard of domestic missions :
the same amount te the beard of foreign,
missions : the same amount t the Anieri-
can Bible society ; ten per cent, or $270,
000 each, te the beard of education and
the church erecting fund ; and $85,000
each te the beard of publication, the fund
for disabled ministers, the work among
the frecdmeu, and the American and for
eign Christian union.
Ax erudite yeunsr Bible student was
asked, " Hew many boys are there iu your
class?" He said: '-If you multiply the
number of Jacob's sons by the number of
times which the Israelites compassed Jeri
cho and add te the product the number of
measures of barley which Beaz gave
Ruth, divide this by the number of Ha
inan's sons, subtract the number of each
kind of clean beasts that went into ihe
ark, multiply by the number of men that
went te seek Elijah after he was taken te
Heaven ; subtract from this Jeseph's age
at the time he steed before Pharaoh, add
the number of stones in David's bag when
he killed Goliath, subtract the number of
furlongs that Bethany was distant from
Jerusalem, divide by the number of an
chors cast out when Paui was shipwrecked,
subtract the number of persons saved in
the ark, and the remainder will be the an
swer." Tin: Senate has passed the national edu
cation bill, by a vote of 41 te 5. It pre
vides that the net proceeds of sales of pub
lic lands and of patents shall forever be set
apart for the education of the people, find
that the net annual proceeds of the fund
thus established shall be appoitiencdfor
the first ten years, according te the num
ber of persons under 10 years of age in
any given state who cannot read and write.
That the grant may net operate as a pre
mium en illiteracy, no slale or lerrileiy
can participate in its benefits which docs
net maintain for at least a few months in
each year a system of free public schools.
Half the Senate favored the apportionment
of the entire principal of the fund for the
first fen years of the operation of the bill,
en the ground that it would take tee long
for the interest te reach an amount calcu
lated te clfcct any perceptible geed. This
amendment was; finally defeated by a tie
vote, giving its author Mr. Teller occa
sion te say that the bib as passed was
"the expression of a sentiment net of a
Mrs. Xiu.i.iKGnAXT-SAitTenishas three
living children, the first child having
died. The youngest two are girls.
A young daughter of Congressman Fi:n Fi:n
xaxde AVoen will be introduced into
Washington society this winter.
Vice President-elect AnTiiru will iqicud
most of the winter at the national capi
tal. Dean Stanley, who lias been staying in
Spain for a few weeks, returned te Eng
Hen. Gkokei: P. M.vnsu, United Slates
minister te Italy, intends te resign his po
sition in the spring. Mr. Marsh is 71 years
Senater Tu ri:v. ax is te reside perma
nently in Washington, and will practice
at the bar of the supreme court of the
The Duchess of WKsrsiixs-rnii, daughter
of the second Duke of Sutherland and
Mistress of the Robes te the Queen., is
sinking fast. lie death is only a question
of a few hours.
M. Emii.i: hk Gikaupin, the distin
guished journalist, and member of the
Chamber of Deputies for the department of
the Seine, has informed his constituents
that he will retire Iren: public life after
the dissolution of the present chamber.
The Yeung Men's Christian association
of Washington, D. C, give a reception le
Mr. Akciiiuam) Fekuks en Saturday even
ing, December 13, te which AVashingien
correspondents have been invited for the
purpose of meeting their successful fellow
Mr. Ciiakt.ks P. Clinch, au old New
Yerker, long and favorably known te the
commercial community as a deputy col
lector of the pert under eight successive
administration:; has died in the Si!h year
of his age. He was the brother of Mrs.
A. T. Stewart, whose husband left Air.
Clinch a very handsome legacy.
Everybody remarks upon Gi: ant's ex
cellent physical conditie;). He adheres
strictly le his lately acquired haliitef tak
ing no strong drink, and consequently did
net find the absence of wine at the White
Heuse dinner the ether evening se much
of a drawback te its enjoyment as he
wen Id have done a few years age.
Henry IC. Wnrtliingten.
Henry It. AVorthiugten, one of the most
prominent hydraulic engineers in this
country, an occasional visitor te our city,
died yesterday in New New Yerk, at t lie
Everett house. He was staying there tem
porarily, his home being in Irviugten. Mr.
Worthingteu was born in Brooklyn, De
cember 17, 1810, being just sixty-four
years of age ou the day of his death.
He engaged iu mechanical pursuits at an
lrly age, and became an hydraulic
engineer while a very young man. His
success in his profession was marked, and
he invented a number of important im
provements in hydraulic machinery. He
constructed the pumping machinery for
the water weiks of a great many cities.
including that for the new high' service
works at Ninety-seventh street and Tenth
avenue, New Yerk. Air. AVorthiugten
attended strictly te his profession and
shunned public life. He was vice presi
dent of the American Society of Mechani
cal Engineers, which he assisted te found.
and was a member of the Society of Civil
Engineers. A wife and four children sur
Seme Mate Census ltd urns.
The following is the population of
tnreuty-nmc Pennsylvania counties accord
ing te the returns received at the census
Allegheny, ."55,759 ; Armstrong, 47,
G3S; Beaver, 39,003; Bradford. .18,53:
Bucks, 08.034; Cameren. 3,139; Carben,
31,922; Clarien, 40,220: Cumberland, :',-
408; Crawford, 08,004; Eik, 13,809;
Erie, 74,GS1 ; Ferest. 4,383 ; Lackawanna,
89,208; Lawrence. 33,311 ; Luzerne, 133,-
073; Susquehanna, 40,331 ;. Tiega, 45,814;
AVarrcii, 27,981 : Washington, 55,417
AVaync, 33,C12; Wyoming, C3,59S.
The trial of James Finkbehne fee thn
murder of his father William Finkbehne,
em.1I!1 inSunbury with a verdict of net
the crrcatcst interest was manifested in tim
000; .Lycoming, .7,4S ; .Menree, 20.173;
Menteur. 13,4GG ; Northampton, 70,310 ;
Pike, 9,001; I'etter, 13.793; Sullivan. 8.-
THE MAS IT WANTS.
Aml Alliem It Will et Get.
r&ifailelplria Evening Telegraph, Kep.
It is true that Mr. Den Cameren will be
there, but who does he represent beside
Mr. Deu Cameren ? He may be an excel
lent business mau, but any oyster of them
all could net be dumber than he when any
great question comes ia the Senate for de
bate. Mr. Cameren has no mere represent
ed the people of this commonwealth in the
Senate, could no mere represent or defend
its vast commercial, economic, or political
interests, or these of the nation, than if he
had been born a tobacconist's dummy. AVc
are informed by these whom he caused te be
appointed te office that he is a most worthy
gentleman, heuest and fairly intelligent,
but we knew he is net of the stuff of
which senators of a great and powerful
commonwealth like this should be made.
He is simply the right roan in the wrong
place. Fer a time at least Pennsylvania
cannot help herself as regards him, but
she is iiev. iu a position where she can
help herself as regards his colleague, the
succe-ser of Senater AVallacc, who is the
.stuff of which senators should be made.
He is net a great man possibly, but he
has brains and a tongue. He can
think, reason, and argue. He has
words te express his thoughts and charac
ter te give them force. Pennsylvania does
net want two senators who can neither
think, reason or argue, nor convince, who
are without power of expression and dumb
as oysters when the land is shaken by the
discussion of great questions concerning
its welfare. Air. Cameren isagoed listen
er, but the state of Pennsylvania wants
for his colleague a senator te whom Mr.
Cameren can listen, net one te listen with
him, for he can listen enough for both
and de nothing else. This choice by
caucus, or by personal preference,
should be dropped af eucc, aud the Legis
lature, wearing no man's cellar, should
cheese a senator- from among the wisest
and best men of the state, and elect only
the worthiest of all ; for in all the com
monwealth there is no citizen who has tee
much worth, wisdom, honesty, or char
acter te represent this powerful stare in
the Senate of the United States better than
it should be represented. It is the very
best man of all that is wanted, and only
the very best.
A I'll HAC SI Kll'H VAGAKIUrf.
Alter Mysteriously Ilisaiipcarins ami
Alarming his I'ricmls lie Ouietly.
Rev. Jehn Marsland, of Central Arillage,
AViudham county. Conn., who disappeared
mysteriously en .Monday, November, 13,
has been heard from in Binghamteii, N.
Y. He telegraphed te his father, who
lives in Chester, Conn., that he is iu Bing Bing
hamten, and has a " geed job " there ;
that " the past is all a dream ;" and
that he will be home in a
days. Air. Maislaud has been
posed te be living happily, aud
thought hiirhly of by his church.
walked away en Monday, November 15,
and has never since been heard of till yes-
I tcrday. His wife, who was left with
( child a year old, was nearly frantic with
grief, and was sure he was killed or else
insane. At fimt several friends began pri
vate search for him. Then the people en
masse undei took a search of the neighbor
ing country. On Thanksgiving day, Nev.
23, the whole town of I'Jainticld, of which
Central ATllIage is part, turned out and
spent the day hunting for his corpse in the
swamps of the town. Recently a report has
prevailed that he had been seen in Pom Pem
fret, Conn. A Providence clairvoyant
some weeks age declared him dead, and
saw his corpse, but could net locale it.
Air. Marsland was educated at Hartferd
theological seminar', had an excellent
reputation, and none of his friends have
believed any wrong of bun in his disap
pearance. They will eagerly await his
own account of his wanderings. At the
time of his disappearance one rumor wis
that Marsland had been at a neighboring
station, somewhat disguised in dress, and
had bought a ticket for Hartferd. This
was denied, but it is probable new that it
was correct, and if se his departure in dis
guise sug-rcs's premeditation.
liATESf NEWS BY MAIL.
Giraid Crane, aged 00, died in James
town, N. Y., yesterday. He was one of
the pioneer oil producers of AVesiern Penn
sylvania. The house of AIiv. Araniilla Mitchell, at
Newton, Iowa, was burned last night, and
Airs. Mitchell, aged eighty-three, peiished
in the llames.
Frank JI. Shallenberg, aged seventy
years, flagman en the Potomac read at St.
Agnes' station, just out of Baltimore, was
run ever by a train and killed.
Of the raiiread passengers carried en
the six week days, 13 per cent, are car
ried en Friday, while there is au average
of 17 per cent, carried en each of the
ether th'u week days.
Au Armenian journal publishes an ac
count of a sanguinary fight between the
inhabitants of a village in Turkish Armenia
and the Turkish troops. The Russian
consul at Aran has done, te the scene of
The residence of Airs. Gov. Tedd, iu
Young.stewn, Ohie, was entered by rob
bers, who stele $8,000 worth of diamonds
ami jewelry. Mrs. Tedd's family was at
home, and it is a great mystery hew the
Jehn Chew and Jehn Mead, two colored
men, returning from work last evening,.
crossed the railroad track at Fulton sta
tion, AVestcrn Maryland railroad, iu Balti
more, when they were struck by a train
and both instantly killed. The body of
one of them was cut te pieces.
A band of spiritualists are digging for
geld two miles south of Albany, N. Y
under the inspiration and direction of a
Rochester medium. They claim te have
found many artichs of curiosity, including
Masonic emblems and a bird engraved en
finely cut stone.
AVilliam and Charles Aluliiu, brothers,
owning a farm near Santa Resa, Cal., were
killed by Albeit' and Frederick Quacken
bush, also brothers, and claimants of a
portion of the farm held by the Alullins.
The Quackcnbush brothers surrendered
themselves te the authorities, claiming te
have acted in self-defense.
It has been discovered that Airs. Ewald,
who was burned in her husband's barn at
Ciuciuuali, committed suicide. She had a
revolver with her. and it is supposed fired
a shot which set lire te the straw. A note
was found from her, saying she was tired
of her troubles. She had been married
but two months aud had had domestic
trouble and her mind was unsettled.
Peter Zeull, a Bohemian, 70 years old,
who came te this country a years age and
lived in Cleveland, was comparatively
helpless, and was left by his wife near the
cooking stove when she went out washing.
In attempting te move away from the het
lire he fell ever en the stove, rolled ever
en his back and then sell en the fleer,
where he lay in pain till his wife returned
at night. He died.
A lleautirul Miiage.
A beautiful mirage was seen in Accomac
county, Ara., a few mornings age. The sun
rose behind a thick bank of i'e, which
seen grew thinner until a few pale
rays shot up above. In a single min
ute a wonderful transformation had
taken place. Apparently net a quar
ter of a mile away lay the island of Chin Chin
ceteaguc, with its tall white tower, its
dwellings, its trees and shrubbery. A lit
tle boy was seen driving a Heck of sheep
along the s.her aud even a little girl in
the deer of the lighthouse-keeper's home
fondling a dell. In another minute a sec
ond fog bank arose and shut out the vision.
The island was distant thirty miles.
A nEPCBLICAN VIEW
Oftlic Uayard-Ceulilms Diflici-.itv.
i'lillailelplua, Evening Telegraph.
The difficulty between Mr. Conkling
aud kis ceparceners in the Phelps-Dedge
moiety business and Air. Bayard appears
te be about this : Messrs. Conkling & Ce.
desire te have it understood that they
understand that Air. Bayard charged that
Air. Dedge came te that meeting in the
New Yerk custom house with the sum of
$270,000 in his pockets, and that the pro
ceedings wound up by Air. Conkling and
the ceparceners thrusting their indi
vidual hands into Air. Dedge's indi
vidual pockets iu search of the money,
which when found tkey proceeded te di
vide among themselves then aud there, be
fore the very eyes or the uufortunate and
unhappy merchant. AVhat Air. Bayard
desires te have it understood that he said
or meant is that Air. Dedge was compelled
by Air. Conkling and the ceparceners te
disgorge the sum et JJ-J.O.UUU, wuicn was
divided, as the terms of the moiety law
permitted such plunder te be divided,
between the government, the informer,
the district attorney, the collector, the
naval officer, and such counsel, eminent or
otherwise, as they might find it cenve
nient or agreeable te employ. That one
half of the plunder was divided sub
stantially as Air. Bayard said or insinuated
one-half, under the terms of the moiety
law, is supposed te have gene into the
treasury is in evidence. As we remarked
some days age, tlie difference between the
versions of the high contending parties
is about the same as the difference
betweeu tweedledum and tweedledee.
The practical result was the same, which
ever version is accepted as the literally
correct one ; and consequently it is diffi
cult te see what Messrs. Conkling it Ce.
expect te gain for themselves by bringing
te public attention a particularly un
pleasant scandal, the details of which had
long been forgotten by most people a
scandal which they, of all men, it might be
thought, would anxiously desire te have
covered by the charitable mantle of ob
livion. The New Translation.
The Prcsbylcrittn says : Intimations have
rceched us from which we glean a word
about passages often inquired about, as te
whether they have been removed from or
left en the sacred page. The narrative of
our Lord's treatment of the woman taken
in adultery in the Gospel of Jehn, we un
derstand remains. The record of the de
scent of the angel into the peel of Siloam
also remains. The doxology in the Lord's
Prayer is removed, and if we read the new
translation we will have te step at " de
liver us from evil " as it is new in the
Gospel of Luke. Verses 14-18 iu the last
chapter of Mark, about which there has
long been doubt, remain. The " three that
bear record" we are under impression re
main, though we would net speak definitely.
AVc regret the silence of the committee.
AVe believe that it has done harm. It
will injure the prospects of the new trans
lation. If changes had been announced
the public would have put their verdicts
upon them and this would have ended the
controversy, for it is net possible for any
translation te live in defiance of public
opinion, no matter hew the scholarly may
decide. There is an inner sense that re
jects, net en account of the " Ktti-gur" of
the critic, but from its own consciousness
and for reasons satisfactory te it
self. Communities may be educated
te the convictions of scholars at
last, but it will take half a dozen
translations te de it. There is always
doubt about secrecy, and it grows natur
ally into distrust, and perhaps te convic
tions of unfairness. Besides all this, we
have had a constant assault en the pre
sent translation without any opportunity
given for defence. The advocates of the
new translation have bean firing broadsides
at our present Bible and we have had te
stand by with weapons of defence, fuse in
hand, with- profound mystery and secrecy
te assail. The new translation may be all
that could be desired, but the reserve se
closely maintained has been against it. and
when it appears all the batteries of th".
country will be opened upon it.
KKS f.l.AZK IN IHJWAl.O.
A LarRO Wall l'apcrlfsictery Cleiisiiiiiri! One
Hundred anil I'llty Kiniiieyccs Ciielit
A live story building, owned by Geerge
W. Tiflt. en Perry street, Buffalo, and
owned by Birgc Sens, wall paper manufac
turers, was burned last evening.
About 130 men and boys were employed,
all of whom were at work at the time. Iu
less than twenty minutes the entire build
ing was a mass of flames and the walls
seen crumbled and fell, burying probably
twenty or thirty of the employee:-:. The
doers te the different rooms were hung te
swing in and each had a heavy spring
closing it, thereby retarding the egress of
the occupants. The building was without
fire escape of any kind. Terrified work
men took te the windows and many of
them escaped with broken bones and
bruised bodies. These in the upper stories,
unable te escape, appeared for a moment
at the windows aud then sank back suffo
cated in the smoke and flames.
These known te be dead are Jehn Ala Ala
lenc, AVilliam Berry and a man supposed
te be Themas Fields. The injured se far
as kneA'n arc Jehn Griffin, Afescs Ahi Ahi
lency, Patrick O'Brien, Edward McCor McCer
mick, Moses Alalenc and Alike O'Brien.
They all have broken limbs and were
otherwise injured by jumping from the
fourth or fifth floors. The following are
known te be missing, and are supposed te
be iu the ruins : Stephen Hacker, Arartin
AIcGee, Peter S. AVander. Jehn and James
Stout (brothers) and Jay altz. The
flames next communicated te the Union
meat, house adjoining and also te the prep- j
city of Geerge AY. Tilft, which was de- J
streyed. The streets arc full of rumors, j
and probably the list of these known te be
killed will be mere than doubled when the
ruins can be removed. The less is esti
mated at i?2S5,000.
OKX. KUTLISU'S !00! FAITH.
lie Keruncls S122,fl0 te tli Selillrrs' Heiiit-H
Lest Tlireiili tl:e Failure of a Hank.
The AVashingten Kntiennl Republican re
ports Gee. AI. T. AIcAIahen, secretary of
the managers of the four soldiers' homes.
as saying that ou Wednesday -night last
Gen. Butler, as p;it president, refunded
$122,000 ia bends belonging te the homes.
flew the bends, which Gen. Butler had
never seen, were lest Gen. AIcAIahen thus
described : "Seme years age Horatio
AVard, an American citizen, then living
in Europe, willed $125,000 iu bends,
for which he Jiad paid $00,000 or $70,
000 te the soldiers' homes. They were
principally bends of Alisseuri, North Car
elina, 'lennesscc and Virginia. The will
was contested. Gen. Butler was president,
of the homes. lie could net go te Europe
te defend the case, but he made it up and
defended it by proxy, and wen it. The
bends were sent by messenger across the
ocean te Gen. Butler. But just before the
time the messenger arrived Gen. Butler
wanted te go out yachting, and left word
te have the bends deposited iu a certain
bank. His orders were properly carried
out, but when he returned the bank had
failed, and the bends were never recover
ed. Gen. Butler never saw them. Had
he told the circumstances, and asked for a
compromise, the only plea against him
would have been carelessness ; but even
if he had net gene en the yacht he
would have put them in that bank and
lest them all the same. The soldiers'
homes lest nothing; Gen. Butler lest
m mi Bi
Defective plumlung and six hundred
cases of diphtheria are the prevailing sen
sations in Brooklyn.
Cameren has introduced a bill in the
Senate authorizing the secretary of
war te exchange the arms of the Na
tional Guard of Pennsylvania.
Saleme Barker, the young girl of Som
erset county, who was se badly treated
by the members of a circus last summer,
died recently efdiplitheiia.
Thes. .Halfpenny proprietor of the- Lu
zerne house and an old and well-known
citizen of AVcst Pittston. committed sui
cide by sheeting himself in the head with
a revolver. The act is attributed te melan
choly brought en by peer health.
Rebert Christie, while out hunting, was
crossing a smalt run in AIcKean county,
when he slipped and fell, aud discharged
his gun. The contents entered his side,
tearing two of his ribs off and entering his
Ex-Senater Jehn A. Lamen, et'Philadel-
and his mends have been expelled
trem their Republican associations ter
treachery at the elections, when Lamen's
successful rival for the nomination was
beaten at the polls by a Democrat.
In Aliddletewn en Thursday evening the
gable end of a new foundry wall fell in
while workmen were engaged iii taking
down the ssau'eld, precipitating quite a
number of them te the ground. Samuel
AlcCIcncgaa had a leg broken, Jacob Haust
had an arm broken, AVm. Dasher was
badly hurt internally ami several ethers
were mere or less injured.
A trunk was found en the train going te
NcwCastle from Pittsburgh which con
tained the partially decomposed remains
of a mau. It was discovered by the
strong odor of chloride of lime coming
from it. It had come from Philadelphia
ou the express, and had been transferred
te the Fert AVayne train for New Castle.
It was a large brown trunk, marked " II.
A. L," and was checked 13S, through from
Miss Lilian Perter is a bright girl of
twenty years, whose home is at Mansfield,
Alleghany county. The young lady,
anxious te join the Pittsburgh ni;rh
school, came te the residence of Rev. AI.
Sample, of Alleghany, te ledge while iu
attendance. Sonic weeks age she returned
home, when it was discovered t hat -she
had been betray, d. She confesses that
her uncle the Presbyterian preacher was
the guilty man. Sample is aged about
fifty years, has a wife and several interest
ing daughters, lie was arrested.
Hey Killed nt tjelmstmvii.
While the St. Leuis express train com
ing east, was passing Johnstown, a lad
named Andrew Aluilcn was almost in
stantly killed by being struck by the en
gine of the train. The boy was ou the
middle track and was throwing snowballs
at the cars of a freight train going west.
The St. Leuis express came along en
another track, and the lad. in attempting
te jump clear of it, was struck as above
stated aud hurled against the freight cars.
The passenger train was stepped and back
ed, the lad picked up and taken proper
care of. but he died in a' very few minutes.
The lad's mother came upon the scene,
and her grief at the less of Inn- child is re
ported te have-been heartrending. The
passengers also exhibited deep sympathy
ever the sad affair.
Iter lleiiuty lliitl failed.
A young girl .left Dubuque for New
Zealand ever a year age, en the summons
of her sweetheart, who was te marry her
en her arrival there. She has returned
alone and unmarried. Finding the man
evidently disappointed because she was
net as handsome as when he had last
seen her, she promptly released him.
TIIE KIIHJ I.AKIMLS.
The i'in:il Day's Session el flic r$t:it Oiiii Oiiii
vi.'Uliei! at Kc;i!iii".
The State Firemen's association, after
electing permanent officers for the ensu
ing year, adopted a constitution and by
laws for future government. The annual
meeting is" te be held en the third Tuesday
of September iu each year. The execu
tive committee for the ensuing year is as
fellows : B. B. AIcCoeI. Pottsville : S. B.
Stillwell, Scranton ; AV. F. AIcGarvcy, Oil
i City ; G.H. Spang. Yerk ; Charles Siijup
I less, Chester;.!. 11. Alarshail, Lancaster;
YV. an Reed, Reading; Samuel Owen,
Shamokin : William 15. Hern. Calasauqua,
and Jacob L. McCoy, Carlisle. A resolution
was offered by S. II. Ectla, of Harrisburg,
te the effect that a committee be appoint
ed te draft an act of Assembly te be pre
sented te the next Legislature authorizing
councils or municipal authorities te ap
prppiiatc out ef'the funds raised by taxa
tion a pension net greater than $8 per
month te any firemen who s-hal! .have
been injured in the performance of his
duty, provided that said injury shall either
partially or totally disable him him from
obtaining a livelihood, and that at the
death of a firemen his widow or children
shall receive $100. After a long debate
this resolution was referred te the execu
tive committee, with instructions te carry
it out. Reading was selected as the next
place of meeting for the association. A.
K. Ncbingcr was elected as delegate te the
National Fire Kngincers convention te
he held at Richmond, Va.. the second
Tuesday in Scntember next. Resolutions
of thanks were passed, after which the
convention adjourned. A grand ball te
the visitors was given at the opera house
The following committee rt'n state fire
insurance association was announced :
Alcssrs. Barr, of Lancaster : Etlla, of
Harrisburg ; Sliugluff, of Norristown ;
Ancona, of Reading; Roberls,ef Bradford ;
Hern, efCatasauqiia, and Ferhcr, of Scran Scran
ten. l'ect;ct I'lckcd.
About neon te-day Mrs. Zcchcr. wife
of Themas Zceher, of West I'ing .street,
went te the Neithcrn market. AVhile
walking through the crowd iu the market
house she felt a hand in her coat pocket in
which was her pocketbook containing
about $10. She turned around quickly
when she saw a boy running away from
her with the pocketbook in his hand. She
gave the alarm, but the boy ran out of the
market Iieufc, and down North Queen
srrcet. lie was pursued for some distance
by a number of boys and men, but he was
a geed runner and get away.
There are a large number of young
thieves reaming the streets new and many
of them lounge around the market houses
during the hours for -holding market.
Seme of them beg but many prefer te
Tisc VniiiiK Mail aril ills I'istel.
This being the last Saturday before
Christmas the town is full of country peo
ple, who are in te buy presents and see the
sights. A great many of the young men
have partaken of something streugcr than
ice cream and have become very " funny."
Several little fights occurred but no one
was hurt. In the yard of the Crocs Keys
hotel one young bleed pulled a revolver
and threatened te- make a sieve out of a
few bystanders. Seme one intimated that
a police officer w.is coming and the young
warrior suddenly wilted. Placing his can
non iu his hip pocket he allowed his
friends te carry him into the shed, where
he was laid en a block of nine-inch ice and
seen became cool.
Clu istliian Trees,
Dealers in evergreen have net, thus far,
had a very brisk market, and at neon to
day were offering Christmas tree:; at prices
ranging from ten te fifty cents. AI-sses,
wreaths, red benies. tied greens and
ether trifles, found a better sale.
FOX AND HOUNDS.
Ai Kscitins Oliue in the Welsh Mountain.
Seme time age old Perrv Brubaker, the
valbnt fox hunter or the AVelsh moun
tains. 'caught an old red fox, and it was at
once agreed th.it the Welsh Aleuntaiu inn
should have a tri-ceanty hunt. Friday,the
17th, was fixed as the day for the chase.
Accordingly everybody in that section and
for miles around Kimmed up their noble
steeds until many an old Resenante ap
peared te his owner's eye like the charger
of Yeung Lochinvar. About noeu the hunt
ers, with between sixty and seventy hounds,
had nearly all arrived, and after indulging
in a geed deal of sweariug and whisky
satisfactory terms were agreed upon ; then
there was another drink all around, when
the host threw open his doers and invited
the crowd te a peafowl dinner, which was
served up in the most palatable of styles,
as was evidenced by the clatter of the
knives, forks and gullets, of the hungry
hunters. After all had replenished the
inner man with the snbstantiail, there was
another of the "unsubstantial"
and then old Reynard was brought
out. Ah he was an old chap ;
se old that he was commencing te get
gray and many remarked that "the hounds
will never get that fellow :' "He is tee old
te feel with" &e. Well, Air. AI. Brubaker
let him go ; he fairly flew ever the ground
making a dead line for the thicket, thence
down the thicket away ever the fields
and then out of sight. The horsemen
new commenced te mount and the dogs
barked and howled in a terrible maimer,
but old Perry said the fox must
have twenty-five minutes start.
The lime was seen up, the
barn doers were thrown open, and out
poured the pack of hounds ; they caught
the trail immediately ; then the sight com
menced, riders galloping furiously ever
fence aud ditch, andthc hounds making
the air fairly ring with their long round
bark. .Frem a point jif observation en an
elevated place, the fox having run almost
in a circle, the whole pack of hounds were
in view nearly tfie whole time, ami ene of
the most interesting features was the
rivalry between a black deg and a
spotted deg te lead the pack.
The black deg had the advantage
for the first mile and a-half, but
the spotted deg then led by fully a hundred
yards, until the close of the chase, when
the black dot; was running with him neck
and neck. Air. AVoed AVarfel was the suc
cessful rider, he having anticipated the
direction that the fox would take, crossed
tlueugh a ravine and seeing Air. Reynard
coming down the ravine nearly exhausted
lie jumped from his horse and seized him,
thus ending a very exciting hunt. Notice
able among the graceful riders were Clem
Flcmmiug, of NefTsville ; Air. Gable, of
Alorgaiitewn, who rode a beautiful gray
mare ; Frank and Edward Brubaker, both
sons of old Perry, the hunter.
"TOWN ANI CIUVN.
Ireni thn New V. .V ill. College
The social tone of the celIege,the towns
people say, is remarkably high. AVhat is
needed is a mere earnest co-operation of
the resident alumni in the promotion of
the best interests of the institution.
Why should net the alumni of .our col
lege, wherever half a dozen or mere are
resident, organize '.' It was tried in Lan
caster some years age and " petered out."
It ought te be tried again, net only in Lan
caster, but in Philadelphia, Norristown,
Harrisburg, Lebanon, Cliambersburg,
Hagerstown, e! ttl. Try it.
The literary aud scholastic tendencies of
Lancaster are .seen in the march of improve
ment toward College hill. Property in
creases rapidly in that direction, and since
the college gate bars the advance of the
assessor and lax gatherer, we are glad te
sce the vicinage of the college property
mount up in value.
Besides the social and literary clubs men
tioned elsewhere, Lancaster city has a Star
and Plant club, which popularize astro
nomical and botanical study ; a Alicro-f-cepical
society, well equipped with valu
able instruments ; a physiological class ; a
Liiiuicau society of excrienced scientists,
besides various billiard clubs, whist clubs,
euchre parties, hasebali and policemen
AVill net some one please found auetber
prol'essership for our instutiens '.' It would
he a wise and profitable investment. Our
professors arc tee faithful te discharge
their arduous duties carelessly, and arc
consequently overburdened with work.
A little mere leisure would encourage
them wonderfully, and, besides, allow them
time te work en the benevolent feelings of
many who possess means te aid the col
lege pecuniarily, and also te engage iu lit
erary laoer winch would increase her rep
utation and make hcr'merc widely known.
Among the citizens of Lancaster who
devote their time, their money and their
energies unselfishly te the cause of elevat
ing and educating popular taste, ue one is
se pre-eminent as Prof. J. P. McC'askcy,
principal of the boys' high school, whom
we believe the college honored itself some
years age by honoring with the degree of
A. AI. His interest in the cause of pop
ular education in its best sense extends
far beyond the class room and the high
school boys. He is a leading spirit in the
Plant ami Stareluhs and the Microscepical
society, and nothing that earnest weik
and sturdy scholarship can de te popular
ize scientific study is left undone by him.
Case or Larceny DlamisHeil.
Clara Smith, who stoic a let of goods iu
Alarictta, was arrested en Thursday in
Columbia, where she stele an apron and
was" arrested for it. At the hearing before
Esquire Baker en Thursday afternoon, the
accused testified that prier te the theft en
that night shc.with Alrs.Sam'l Day, was at
the liense of Charles Henry, in the western
part of Alarictta, where they all get
drunk. On her return toward Day's house,
she did net remember anything until she
arrived at the high school, and when there
was handed two pieces of carpet ; but did
net knew by whom. The carpet was
taken te Day's house; but en the way
there she sat down in an alley te rest aud
fell asleep. The carriage covers she ac
knowledged having stolen. She implicated
Samuel Day and his wife in the thefts ; but
as she had acknowledged te having stolen
part of the goods, and as there was a suit
pending against her in Columbia, Esquire
Baker thought it best te dismiss the case,
with county for costs. AH the stolen
goods were recovered.
Oetifgnl Literary Society.
A pleasant entertainment was given at
Alaytewn last evening by the Denegal lit
erary society. The was an abundance of
line music by the local musicians of tlie
neighborhood and by a quartet of vocalists
from AliJIcrsviUe. I here were recitations,
addrcssc.'-, and au oration en ''Govern
ment by Discussion," by A. F. Hestetter,
c-:q., of this city. The attendance was
large, being from 250 te IJ0O.
Kurghiry at Sinking Springs.
The store efH. II. Hull at Sinking
Springs was entered en Thursday night by
burglars and jobbed of goods and money
te the amount of about $100. They un
screwed both money drawers and carried
them away some distance and broke them
open and tilled them of the contents,
amounting te about $1S in small change.
On Thursday as Jacob Ilcrr, residing
near New Danville, this county, was fell
ing a tree, he was struck by it and had
one of his legs badly broken. Dr. AVintcra
set Ihe broken limb.
. .f i.
'i his morning the mayor sent one drnrtlc
te jail for five days and discharged four
ledgers, who had spent the night in the