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LANUASTEK DAILY LNTELLIGEjNCER TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1880.
TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 21, 1880.
Tlie council of one hundred Little Re
. publicans of .Philadelphia had a famous
meeting yesterday which is very amus
ing i ndeed te read about. The net result
of the observation taken by the public en
their action is that they were very ap
propriately formed by Little and are
very little reformers with very little
sense. They nominated two geed reform
Republicans for two of Hie offices, and
finished up their work by putting en
William S. Stokley for mayor. Stokley,
who has been the city's mayor during
all these days whose evils reform is new
se earnestly invoked te redress ! Hew
en earth could a reform committee be
pemiadeJ te nominate such a cold-blooded
enemy of reform V Jt seems te have
been owing te the fact that
the majority were Republicans
first and reformers .second, and
the Republican ring appears te have
persuaded these semi-reformers that the
whole dirty shop of them would fall into
the reformers' arms and their movement,
if they would only nominate Stokley for
mayor. The idea is that the Republican
party convention will adept the re
formers' ticket, root and branch. If it
does,the measure of reform accomplished
will be just what the two honest reform
ers en the ticket can accomplish ; for
there is no reasonable hope of anything
of the kind from Stokley. The mass of
people will thoroughly sympathize with
the opinion of one of tlie speakers at the
council meeting of the hundred, who
vowed that he could net believe in the
regeneration of se old a political bummer
as Stokley. He thought that he was tee
well-established in his crookedness te be
straightened by human power. He be
lieved the day of miracles had passed and
that Stokley will net be instantly con
verted te goodness, after the lash ion el
Saul. " I have no faith" he declared
" that anything can work the conversion
of a Pilgrim Rooster but the grace of
Ged ;" and he evidently believed that the
Little "Hundred committee was net
iVlnnl f'k fltffc i.ith nV mniliiinir en 1ill I
smelling a Pilgrim as Stokley. Protes
tations of goodness and pledges emphatic
and many came in from Stokley, and
me of his enthusiastic friends declared
in the warmth of his championship that
lie would pledge himself te anything;
accepted the eager pledger as
tin it candidate, and put the banner of
lefeim in ids filthy hands.
The consequence will In; that the reg
it!.:) Republican eoincntieu will nomi
nate SI okley. Thai they will support the
ether two is net te be believed
just new. The Democratic conven
tion ought te nominate C.iven and
Hunter, and a geed Democrat, like Dick
Vau.v, for mayor. Then the honest re
formers will have a chance te elect
non-partisan, .straighteut, uncomprom
ising reform candidates, in regard te
whom they can have no shadow of doubt.
The Senatorial Scramble.
There is reason te believe that the de
sign te elect I Tey t te the United States
Senate has I teen abandoned. He was
thought of by the Cameren people as
their next selection te Quay. The latter
wants it and in point of faithful service
te the family he deserves it. He!
could be mere useful te Cameren and less
in his way than any ether colleague he
could have. If Cameren were sure of a
seat in the cabinet he would doubtless
strain a point te elect Quay, and had he
two places te ill instead of one there is,
little doubt that he could combine with
some ether aspirant se as te make Quay's
election, it being understood all the time
that McManes will keep hands elt the
senatorial light. It is reasonable te as
sume that Cameren can get no assurances
from Garfield and he must take his
chances en the election of a single
United States senator. These he cannot
afford te risk en Quay. The riot bill job
bery is tee fresh and tee offensive.
Ner is Heyt any stronger, materially,
than Quay. lie might pick up some
votes that Quay could net, but he has
the same weakness as a candidate, and
his chaucesare crippled by the defections
from him of tins Lu.-.-rue and Lacka
wanna delegations. Reth Quay and
Heyt seem te be laid aside for the pres
ent and the nexL person in the line of
succession te Cameren's favor is Henry
W. Oliver, a rich Pittsburgher, who was
at the head of the late Republican elec
toral ticket. He has several points te
recommend him te Cameren. He will
net outshine him en the fleer. He is
loyal te thk family. He is rich and
the campaign against Grew is just the
sort, te be wen by a lavish use of money.
By a shrewd manieuvre he has had the
Allegheny delegation, with at least fif
teen votes in the net, committed te sup
port the choice of the majority.
Oliver can get that majority and
thus the whole vote, which will
be a handsome send-off. The pres
ent effort is te break up the local strength
of Grew by bringing out candidates with
a merely local following ; this is pro
gressing at a lively rate. In central
Pennsylvania Mr. Hewit's canvass for
speaker is the first consideration. He
h:is been recognized as a friend of Grew,
but the effect of his election, new very
certainly anticipated, will be neutralized
by the failure of the Cameren element te
oppose him. Mr. Hewit is net the
man te forget such generosity. If Mr.
Grew expects te be elected he has te dis
play signal generalship and for that he
has never shown any great capacity.
His opponents are well satisfied that his
friends shall adhere te him ; for they feel
that Grew can lie beaten mere easily
than a new man upon whom his strength
might be get te rail v.
The degradation of Pennsylvania pol
itics is happily illustrated by the fact
that the canvass for the chief clerkship
of the next Heuse is between Sam Lesch
and Harry Huhn. Beth are well known
habitues of Capitel Hi'l. They knew all
the ins and outs of the tjtate service at
Harrisburg, ami efthei if elected will
put the opportunities of his position
where they will de the most jjoe-l. M r.
Hewit, who is the lending candidate fcr
speaker, as a very decent man, though
somewhat "devilish sly," but tl.e ua:iw-
ingef the choice for clerk down te Sam
Lesch and Harry Huhn, shows that tlie
Republicans are shameless beyond blush
in their contemplated organization of the
Heuse, and that the years of " geed
stealing" are net yet numltered.
Tjikbe seems te be no doubt about it
that Fester withdrew from the senator
ial contest in Ohie at Garfield s urgent
solicitation if net upon the guarantee of
being equally well provided for. After
the nomination of Garfield at Chicago
ever Sherman's disappointment the president-elect
was put into an embarrassing
position by the suspicions of his treach
ery. He could only relieve himse! f by re
taining Sherman ju the favor of his ad
ministration. He could net keep him in
the treasury without risking Conkling's
mortal enmity. His easiest way out .of
the dilemma was te de as he has done,
te work en Fester's geed nature and his
future expectations. He thus saves Sher
man's feelings and avoids an early "break
with Conkling. He proves his own moral
cowardice and disappoints any civil ser
vice reform expectations that may have
been formed regarding his administra
tion. That isau interesting story we publish
te-day about the First national bank of
New Yerk and its connection with Jehn
Sherman. It is net a new tale, the sub
stance of it having long age been com
municated te the public. The fact of
Jehn Sherman's accumulation of great
wealth while serving the public en a sal
ary, for many years, that lias net cover
ed his expenses, is one with which the
people are well acquainted. It is mere
than intimated, in this narrative of the
Sun that he get a share of the profits of
this bank, which he has favored accord
ingly. That is a libelous intimation,
and there would seem te be a loud call
en Jehn Sherman,if he would preserve a
shred of fair fame, te call the Sun te ac
count. Can the Ohie Legislature afford te
elect him te the United States Senate
with this unchallenged imputation
hanging ever him ?
Faiu rent, free sale and fixity of tenure,
are the fullness of Irish Laud Leaguers' de
mands. Tin: share of Seuth Carolina in the Pea
body educational fund is hereafter te be
devoted te th education of teachers.
CunisT.MAS shopping is very lively in the
et:c. The taste for handsome and ex
pensive presents develops rapidly. Ex
quisite china and jewelry have the lead,
closely followed by sumptuous editions of
CumsTMAS falls en a convenient day of
the week this year. It is well te have the
rest of Sunday after the excitement of a
holiday. Next year it will occur en
Sunday and if any secular "lay is. te be ob
served by all means let it be Saturday.
Dakota wants te become a state, or at
least Mr. Bennett, her delegate in Congress
is anxious that a part of her .should be
come one. ins uiea is mat sue sueniti ue
cut in two, one half coming into the Union
and the ether remaining out in the cold
a territorial form ei geveiu-
Mi:. Ei.izaijetii Thompson, of New-
Yerk, who has given away 8300,000 for
benevolent purposes during the last six
teen years, new says that she believes she
has done mere harm than geed. She says
that the peer are of two kinds "Ged's
peer and the devil's peer" and that she
has been victimized by the latter das'?
until she is sick of it.
Tin: New Yerk Keening Pest bitterly op
poses the suggestion of Stanley Matthews
for the supreme bench. It remarks that
" the unsoundness of Mr. Matthews en
financial subjects net only marks him as
an altogether improper man te be trusted
with the decision of particular questions
which may come before the supieme court
of the United States but also suggests a
fatal doubt as te 'his possession of these
well-balanced faculties, that judicial
mind, which are indispensable qualifiea
tiens for membership of the tribunal of
Tin: work of the "committee of one
hundred" Republican reformers in Philadel
phia in progress for mouths past, reached
its culmination yesterday. At a meeting
in the beard of trade room, begining at
half-past three o'clock in the afternoon
and lasting ever three hours, they put. in
nomination their candidate for the three
important city offices te be filled at the
February election. Jeseph L. Cavcn for
city solicitor and Jehn Hunter for receiver
of taxes were nominated unanimously.
William S. Stokley for mayor was nomi
nated by a vote of 52 te 30, anl here it
was that all the controversy and difficulty
and sharp words and het feeling came
Tiiev say Den Cameren has finally
agreed te take Harry Oliver, of Pittsburgh,
as his senatorial candidate against Grew.
It will tike a hat full of Oliver's money te
beat Grew, but the move te capture Al
legheny county for him has " worked,''
and he starts at the head of the field.
Heyt declines, and McMancs premises te
keep hands off. But here comes the Har
risburg Telegraph with the insinuating
notice that " Colonel Matthew Stan
Icy Quay paid out of his own pocket $30,-
069.94 te the People's bank, of Philadel-
phia, in liquidation of the overdrawn :.c-!
count of the Republican state oemmittce. i
The campaign during which this cxtmer- I
diuary expenditure occurred was that
which resulted in the clcciieu of Heyt te
the governorship." If Oliver is expected te
4. u-. i -li I-. . i i,
feet that bill tee, let it be picscnted he-
- ,. i.,t.
fore the senatorial election.
v., t.i .u i i .ii
Iiie Bernhardt takes the war-path.
Slim as she is, she is unwilling te be made ,
a target for pulpit abuse, aud through a
newspaper man, in confidence, who "ives
it away with ceual confidence. !, ms
fl. ".. , ... , ; . .
this notice en unbridled preachers : "Any
person, be he preacher or otherwise, who
attempts from this time forth te blacken
my reputation by proclaiming audcirculat-
lug fake reports about my Inc. of which .
he knows and can knew nothing, will ( I ,
give him fair warniug) be summarily '
bieught into court te answer te a criminal
charge. Te fasten tlie proofs in cases of
this kind I have already engaged two sten
ographer?, in two of the large cities which
I shall seen visit professionally, te watch
for the slightest breath of slander coming
from any pulpit, and take a verbatim re
port of the reckless words littered. There
is no reason why a slander from the pul
pit should be outside the jurisdiction of
the law any mere than a slander from an an
Jehn- F. Steixmax, was nincty-one
years old en Sunday.
Mile. Bekxhaudt's receipts in Bosten
were $19,157, as against Sel, 807 in New
Gen. Rem:icT Toejibj, of Georgia, lias
givau a thousand acres of Texas land te
aid in founding a university in that state.
Samuel R. Dick of Mcadville is the
last dark horse untercd in the senatorial
race Keep it dark.
Rev. Dr. C.F. McC.ri.i:Y,ef the Second
Reformed church, Reading, has had a
celebration the silver wedding of himself
Congressman O'Buir.x, of New Yerk,
has instituted a suit for absolute divorce
from his wife, te whom he has been .mar
ried twenty-three years.
M rs. Bkucmaxx. the veung lady who
created se much excitement in New Yerk,
has consented te return te Philadelphia en
condition that she will net he forced te
live with her husband.
Mrs. Scott Smnex?, the actress, wen
the prize at a private sheeting match re
ccntly held in St. Leuis. She used a
heavy rille, and scored sixty-nine points
out of a possible seventy-two.
At the dinner given en Wednesday even
ing at the White Heuse te General and
Mrs. Gi:axt the latter were numerous
and valuable diamonds, with a dress of
elegant winc-colercd velvet trimmed with
point lace. On her arms were several
bracelets, including one geld baud (our
inches bread, without any stones in it.
In her hair sparkled a rosette and a but
tcrfly of diamonds and in her ears long
ear lings, sat with valuable diamonds.
Jehn Drcxcl, Pittsburgh ; s-uiciuc by
hanging ; whisky and trouble.
Snow sweepers, drawn by ten horses,
were kept flying ever the Philadelphia
passenger railway track last evening.
Owing te inefficiency of enumerators in
McKean county, anew enumeration of the
census will have te be made
An inmate of the Gallitzin lockup in a
drunken spree set tire te his bed el straw
; le warm himself and woke en the border
, lands of a place wheie the lockup is kept.
' warm enough.
The Pennsylvania fruit growers will
' meet, in Gettysburg en the third Wednes
day of January. Hen. Geerge D. Stit.el,
of Reading, president of the society, is
engaged in pcrlectmg the arrangements
for tlie meeting.
Uhas. T. Redcnbaugh. aged thiity-twe
years, employed as coachman by Geerge
Stiles, M. I)., committed suicide by hang
ing in Conshehoukcn. The doctor last
saw him at 0 o'clock, and his death was
net discovered until neon, by which time
the body was cold.
The Snyder county jury in the ease of
Israel Erb, indicted with Emanuel Eilin-
ger and Jonathan Mever for the murder
el lirctclicn lvin::ier, lias rendered aver
, diet guilty el murder in the first degree
A jury has been drawn in the ease against
Meyer. Kttingcr was convicted at the
September term of the same crime.
William Lentz, an aged farmer of Lewer
Morien. Montgomery county, went into a
cow's Mall the ether day te see that the
trough contained enough water ler the an
imal. While he was steeping the cow
raised her head, and as she did se thrust
one of her horns inl his mouth, the point
of the horn tearing its way out. just under
the farmer's right eye. Mr. Lent, is net
expected te recover from the terrible
A meeting of premincnls Democrats
was held last night, in p.irler C of the Con
tinental hotel, te form a social and intel
lectual club where Democrats from the
North and Seuth can meet. Mr. Brinten
Cox occupied the chair ; Mr. J. Gay Gorden
acted as secretary. Seventy-six names
have already been enrolled, and an effort
will be made te obtain a club house en
Walnut street, between Thirteenth and
Sixteenth. Wallace, Randal! and ether
leading state Democrats are members.
LA.TE3T NEWS BY MAIL.
Three hundred police officers have been
sent te Ireland. The volunteers of the
Scots Guards sailed for Ireland yesterday.
The Russian government has ordered
twelve torpedo cutters te be built for ser
vice in Chinese waters.
The score at the close of play in the
Slossen-Vignaux match in Paris last night.
was Yignaux COO and Slossen 322.
A disatreas lire has occurred at Ran
goon The damage is estimated at nine
teen lacs of rupees. The principal lire en
gines completely broke down.
Diphtheria continues te held its own in
Brooklyn. There were one hundred and
fifty eases reported last week and fifty
Eugene Pintard, of Parkervillc, N. J.,
aged six,ty years, while killing hogs rup
tured a bleed vessel and died instantly.
He leaves a wife and four children.
Jehn C. Calhoun, a grandson of the
great Seuth Carolina senator and an in
mate of the insane asylum at Stockton,
Cat, was drowned en Saturday in the vi
cinity of San l'lancisce. lie was a disso
James Cellins was shot twice and seii seii
eusly wounded by James Carlin, in a
drunken brawl at Carthage, New Yerk,
en Saturday night. Carlin' had sworn out
a warrant against Cellins and a man named
Burns, for assault with intent te kill. Car
lin's pocket-book and whisky flask were
found in Cellins's pockets.
The Louden clubs, and mere especially
the military clubs, are boiling ever with
excitement in consequence of the receipt
by the colonial authorities of a telegram
from Colonel Sir Geerge Pomeroy Celic v
announcing that a ferec of 3.000 Transvaal
Beers had captured the town of Hcidel
burg and founded a new republic with a
I!ec, Mr- Krugcr, as president.
e 'ttsceiit staikslne senate chamber.
' erlil's aalimsteh CorrespendfiiCA
u, ,, fi i i . , ,,
He came in through the private lobby,
which necessitated his crossing the wide
sl)ac0 in freut eI" tIlc vice president's desk,
where it was impossible for him te escape
general notice lie were a neat and be-
coming brown suit and carried gracefully
a iff black hat. Ilia tread was measured
SK1?1 ' ! jn crossing a space of
miriy iccr lie was lully as many second.',
The desk of his old friend David Davis was
the first fin- him te reach, and there he
steppel for a stately bow and courteous
we'1!' 'fhca h" PaTl1 te thc "cjct l,csk
?, le"' Z.?
was an exchange of freezing glances. Mr.
Blaine slid into a cloak when" the pageant
"PP'eachcd his way. Mr. Bayard was in
his committee room. Subsequently Mr.
Bayard returned te the chamber, but Mr.
Conkling had passed his desk and Mr.
Bayard did net call him back. The enter
tainment lasted the best part of half an
Modern. Slcdlcal .Miracle and Mysteries.
Mrs. Timethy Keighren, the wife of a
prominent resident of Petrolia, had for
years been afflicted with distressing con
vulsions. They were periodical in their
appearance, attacking Mrs. Keighren reg
ularly ou the 4th, 10th, ICth and 20th of
each month. 'I hey always seized her m
the night, suddenly and without any warn
ing symptoms. They were characterized
by hours of writhing torture te the unfor unfer unfor
nate lady. In July last Father SIcCarthy,
of whose church Mrs. Keighren is a mem
ber, received a package of mortar from
Knock, Ireland, .tie gave a portion of it
te Mrs. Xcighren, with instructions te
pulverize it and drink it in holy water.
She did se. It is stated that from that
time theie has been no return of the fits.
Willie Crawford, ancd seventeen years,
son of William Crawford, captain of a Chi
cago tugboat, has for seven years beeu
sweating bleed at times, and lately has had
severe attacks, which alarmed his parents.
His infirmity comes ou him nsuallly after
taking cold. Great black patches appear
en his body, from which bleed drops the
size of a pinhead exude. Bleed flews
from his mouth, nose, eyes, stomach, and
even from the bladder and kidneys. Ne
pain accompanies these discharges, but
they make his bleed thick and weaken
him. Sudden fright or excitement will
temporary check the flew. He is mentally
bright, and his father, mother, brothers,
and sisters, are strong and healthy. The
physicians who have taken an interest in
his case propose sending him te Edinburgh
and Londen, for examination by the acid
emy of surgeons.
Jacob F. Kulp, the eldest citizen of
Pottstown, died the ether day. aged 88
yeais. IIe was a soldier in the war of
1812 ami voted the Democratic tiekct for
sixty-seven years. A few months age, he
being then se feeble as te require constant
attention, a policy for SG,000 was taken
out en his life. Ne medical examination
was made and his relatives give it out that
thev propose- te investigate the matter.
They say that Mr. Kulp didn't knew of
the existence of the policy.
An Olden Tule.
Fer tlie IxnaufiExcEE.
0 sumptuous niht of tender light !
Lew rings thy herald 'round the sea,
There swclU :i tide I thought hud died
Fnrovcrinerc away from me.
1 seu that face of lustrous grace,
Wild-swept by langled locks of geld,
I kKs my shrine, Iier breast divine.
That hallowed me within its told.
Kiit O that pall, that ebon pull
A lurid wave lit far the main
1 only knew these eyes of blue
Would never light mine own agiiin.
Vrt new I feel thcre.shall reveal,
Whene'er this white tide lifts the sea,
A crown et geld, a tender told
That once was all my heaven te me.
UKOitUK K. Mifflix.
Opinion, Current business, &c.
In the case of S. 11. Purple vs. W. B.
Given, catiemri, Judge Livingston deliv
ered an opinion sustaining the exceptions
and setting aside the proceedings of the
A rule for a new trial was granted in the
ease of I lie Hanover Junction railroad com
pany vs. ?dichael Moere.
In the case of Maggie Gundakcr, vs
Jehn F. Gundakcr, subpuma for a divorce,
the court ordered the defendant te pay the
plaintiff $23 for her support during this
suit and costs and expenses in maintaining
On petition of Kuriz. Ness & Ce., plain
tiffs hi ex: cutien, against Mary Hacfl'ucr,
the court appointed A. F. Shenck seques seques
traeor. a The Judge Lectures Then).
At the opening of the court yesterday
afternoon Judge Livingston delivered a
lecture te the attorneys. He stated
that during the morning there
had been considerable neise among the
members of the bar. lift had been in
formed that one of the tipstaves whose
duty it is te keep order, went te several
lawyers and told them te keep quiet. One
of the party told the tipstavc te go te a
place that is better than this (and where
the sleighing is net nearly as geed as here).
The court thought that a gentleman' would
hardly have made a remark of that kind,
especially le a man, who was endeavoring
te de his duty. They wished, however,
te say te the tipstavc that hereafter if any
attorney shall act in that manner he is te
be brought befeic the court and they
will deal with them as they saw fit.
Following is a list of unclaimed letters
lemaining in the posteffice at Lancaster
for the week ending December 20 :
Ladies" List: Maria E. Bell, Florence
Elmere. Hattic Evans, Maggie Gearhart,
Anna Krcidcr, Katie Miller, Annie II.
Moere, Mrs. Mellie Nell Eliza Nciman,
Sarah E. Shank, Mrs. Mary Shaub,
Gents' Lint: Fred. E. Bailey, T. J.
Beekwoed. Jehn A. Erb, Eby & Gehman,
I'esquala Eirrie, Michael Fitzpatrick, D.
G. Gillette. Jeseph Herzbcrg, G. Samuel
Levcring, Rev. Win. Matthew, L. Bently
McCubben, J. II. Morrison, Jeliu Ncstle Ncstle
reth, Chris. Reedmillcr, William Runk,
Evin Sawyer, Gee. Sugcr, Michael Shrincr
Heraco Sheeppe, Johann Sicbcr (for.),
Benjamin Steward, Jeseph Tweed, J. i:
Wilsen, Emanuel Weman!.
Jehn M. Amweg, jr., who has been en
the read since August, returned home yes
terday, lie started out with one of Frank
Maye's parties and went with it te Louis
ville. Thc troupe stranded there, and Mr.
Amwe.g then joined thc Mackayc-Sylvester
" Flirtation " party. He then came te
Philadelphia and for two weeks past has
been playing with Kiralfy's "Enchant
ment " party. He will remain in this city
for a short time and will then go out as a
member of an engineer corps of the Penn
sylvania railroad company.
Charles II. Jlcekcrt, formerly local edi
tor of the Examiner, but who has been in
Bradford, McKcau county, for some time
past, is m town. lie is looking very well
and will remain here but a few days. He
is type-setting en ihc Bradford Era.
TIIK SNOW STOK3I.
Trains Delayed I'rctly Guutl Sleighing.
The snow which commenced falling yes
terday afternoon about 2 o'clock has con
tinued with meic or less severity up te the
present time, attaining a depth of six
inches or mere, affording pretty geed
sleighing te these fend of that mode of
travel, and interfering considerably with
railroad travel. All the trains from the
West were late te-day. The mail train
from Philadelphia was fifty minutes late ;
the Chicago express thirty minutes and
ether trains delayed in about the same
Yesterday morning Casper' Ilildebrand,
a lad residing en Middle street and em
ployed at the Concstega cork factory, had
the middle finger or his left hand badly
sliced by getting it in contact with one of
the knives of the machinery.
Mr. Theiuift AV. Kecne as Kit-hard III:
An audience of medium numbers greeted
the first appearance in this city of the tra
gediau Mr. Thes. W. Kecne which occurr
ed at Fulton opera house last night. This
was net as it should have been. Mr. Kecne,
though a stranger here, came bearing cre
dentials that should have given him easy
access te the confidence of our people, and
it may be said with truth that his per
formance justified the abundant premise
that preceded his coming. Mr. Keeue is
an'acter of no ordinary power ; his Ric7uml
bears all the marks of careful and intelli
gent study, whilst his rendition of the
character is frequently illuminated by the
glow of originality and conveys with
startling fidelity te the sense of
the spectator a portrait of the ill-starred
and ambitious TJIester of history. Physi
cally Mr. Kcenc's rendition of
the role of the royal murderer
is picturesque and effective. A clever
make-up in which the defects and
deformities et Richard's person are visible
in all their ugliness is supplemented by
histhoreugh command of facial expression,
and the workings of Mr. Kcenc's counte
nance, tlie baleful expression of his eyes,
distorted ireulh and features, serve te
aid tlie conceit and te verily photograph
the evil passions constantly contending in
the cunning brain and cruel heart of the
man of unrighteous life and unhallowed
memory. In these passages calling for
the exhibition of the powerful physical
passions, inordinate rage and consuming
fury, no less than in the scenes where the
cratt and subtlety of Glester's nature arc
pjrtraycd, Mr. Kcenc's work is finished
and artistic. It is robust without being
ranting, classical without lacking in power.
Mr. Kcenc's voice is always under thor
ough control and he modulates it te suit
the exacting demands of the situation.
lie can plead with the soft insinuating tene
of the hypocrite, or compel with the
furious utterance of that Richard te whom
remorse aud dread were unknown; while
his counterfeit presentment of terror in
the tent scene after he has been visited in
a dream by the victims of his vengeance
and ambition was marked by a startling
realism that wrought the audience up
te the highest tension of excite
ment. Throughout, Mr. Kcenc's perform
ance produced a genuine ctl'ect, and he
.was repeatedly complimented by the
heartiest bursts efapplausc. The support
was in most respects satisfactory. Miss
Henrietta Yadcrs is always conscientious
in her acting, and en this occasion filled
all the requirements of the role of Eliza.
betJt, imbuing the part with the passion
and power that a proper reading of the
lines calls for. Mrs.Octavia Allen acted well
the character of the Duc.'icss of Yerk; but
Miss Agnes Kecne, who was cast as Lady
Anne, must overcome the habit of looking
and talking like a backward school
girl in the passages where very differ
ent traits arc looked for. Mr. Frank
Roche was quite geed as the
Duke of Buckingham, and in" the last two
acts wherein the Earl of Richmond is seen,
Mr. Frazcr Coulter created a very favorable
impression. Miss Grace Reth as the
young Prince of Wales was pretty aud at
tractive and is a geed actress, and little
Katie Everham as the Duke of Yerk found
early favor with the ladies of the audience
by reason of her winsome ways. As
Calesby, Mr. W. J. Hurley was " great,"
and impressed the audience with a due
sense of his commanding importance, and
the ether nobles were sufficiently distingue
in appearance and martial in bearing
te round out the cast te satisfactory pro
iiinst tlie f.ule
Win F. Beyer, Esq., has entered befeic
Alderman Wiley criminal complaints
against Charles I). Tripple and Geerge A.
Tripplc,late clerks in the Lancaster county
The first complaint charges Charles D.
Tripple with destroying or mutilating the
cash-book of the prison for the three
years during which he was clerk, from
November SOtli, 1S7(, te November
30th. 1870. The complaint is drawn under
a special act of assembly providing pun
ishment for such etl'ences.
The second complaint charges Charles
D. Tripple and Geerge A. Tripple, jointly.
Witn lelomeusly Having stolen, embezzled
and appropriated te their own use the
sum of 130 of the county money, which
came into their hands between August 3d,
1870, and February 3d, 1830.
The third complaint charges' the same
defendants, jointly, with having felonious
ly embezzled and stolen the sum of $'223
between February 3d, 1880, and April 1st,
The complaints arc sworn le by Jehn
II. Miller, president of the beard of prison
inspectors, and arc made in pursuance of
a resolution adopted by the beard, Decem
ber Gth, 1880, instiucting Solicitor Beyer
te institute criminal proceedings again-1
the above named defendants.
The Messrs. Tripple declare tiiat tin:
missing cash book was at the prison when
they left, and make a general denial of the
offences charged against them. They al
lege that the charges have been trumped
up against them bv political enemi.s.
!. W. IllJISI.KY'S II EA III NO
Ou llic Charge
At neon yesterday Geerge W. Ilubley,
the arrested postal route agent en the
Pennsylvania railroad between Philadel
phia and Harrisburg, was arraigned for
his further hearing before L S. Commis
sioner Gibbens, charged with the embez
zlement of letters and packages from the
U. S. mails.
Miss Nellie P. Turner, of Frederick
City, testified that she took the package
which contained Frank R. Eshleman's
Chi Phi badgefe the posteffice in Mount
Jey, and handed it te the son of the pest
master, wne was m charge et tlie office at
the time She was'pesitive that the package
was well secured, being bound with
piece of string.
Charles E. Reed, a thirteen-year-old lad,
son of thc postmaster of Mount' Jey, testi
fied that he remembered Miss Turner
placing in his hands a package te be mail
ed, but he was unable te state what the
date was. He took the package and plac
ed it in the mail pouch which contained
the mail matter for Lancaster.
Postal Inspector Camp testified that,
when he leek Ilubley into custody he
found the badge in his possession. Tim
witnes-s asked him where he eltmnr,l ii I
.inn lie in, iirsc replied tiiat lie found it
loose in thc mail, while the car was in
Philadelphia, afterwards that the car was
at Harrisburg, and iinally when the wit
ness said, " Yeu stele it, didn't you ;" he
replied: "I guess that is the only way
that you can put it."
Postal Inspector Barrett testified that
Ilubley had been employed in thecapacity
efi postal route agent for several years,
and that recently numerous packages and
letters Have been missing between Phila
delphia and Harrisburg. The losses re
ported have been numerous. The com
missioner held him in $2,000 bail te answer
at the next term of the United States dis
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A l'leasant l'arty.
The ball given by the Union fire com
pany equipment association, at Roberts's
hall, last evening, was very largely at
tended. The ladies were fair, the gentle
men gallant, the music line, the dancing
graceful, the refreshment choice and plen
tiful, the behavior of all unexceptional,
and the enjoyment general.
Facts of Astronomical Interest.
Ill his paper before the Star club, at the
meeting in Y. M. C. A. hall last evening
Mr. J. D.Pyett briefly reviewed the work of
last winter's course en the solar system.
Beginning aC the earliest observations wc
will suppose ourselves entirely ignorant of
the body upea which we live aiul its rela
tions te ethers. Is it a plane :' Circum
navigation answers that question. Is it
cylindrical? Measurement of a degree en
different parallels shows a regular decrease
from the equator toward -the poles, and
the piriMiInr shiilnrr .-f-fb.- .. I. ;.. u
sitieus cast upon the moon in eclipses
proves the spherical form. Is this glebe
stationary ? Manifestly something moves
either the earth or the celestial bodies
must revolve every 24 hours en an axis
passing through the North Star. The ex
cess of equatorial diameter indicates the
axial revolution. Centuries of observation
aud thought were required te answer the
question of orbital motion, but finally the
clumsy epieyles were replaced by a sim
ple, natural system with the sun for its
centre and the earth as one of his planet
ary family. The inclination of the axis
explains the seasons. Measurement of
arcs of meridian gives us the earth's size
the diameter being in round numbers
8,000 miles. Its weight is found by testing
the attraction exerted bylic mass of a
mountain upon a suspeuded weight. Its
density is assumed as the unit of compari
son with ether bodies.
The central Sun, 02 millions of miles
from us, a million and a quarter times the
volume of the earth, and one-fourth the
density,radiatcs te all the planets an influ
ence, combining light, heat and chemical
action, of whose essential nature we know knew
nothing, but without which no form of
life known te us could exi.si. This con
stant expenditure is maintained partly by
the heat evolved by meteoric matter fall
ing upon the sun in immense quantities
and at inconceivable velocities, but mainly
by contraction of the Sun's mass itself,
involving the assumption that the true
nuclear body of the Sun- is much smaller
than the photosphere which is visible te
us. This photosphere is of unknown aeii-
stitutien, but is surrounded by a complex
atmosphere containing several metals and
gases with which wc are familiar ; outside
this is an envelope of glowing hydrogen,
and next is the corona, composed of mat
ter which reflects solar light, and extend
ing in a mere and mere attenuated form
te a distance of 80,000,000 miles, visible at
certain seasons in the zodiacal light. The
axial revolution of this immense body, and
also the liquid or gaseous condition of the
photosphere, arc shown by the spots or
openings in the surface; the equatorial
portion revolving in 23 days, tlie polar
regions in 28. We also find from these
spots that the inclination of the Seu's axis
is 7i from pcrpsudicnlar te the ecliptic.
Many of these facts have been obtained by
spectroscopic observations during eclipses ;
these are caused bv the moon mssniir be
tween earth and sun. and may be cither
total, annular or partial. A partial eclipse ';ltc Jacob Staufler.
will occur en the last day of this year, be- I . $ Docter Dubbs had en exhibition au
tween 8 and D o'clock in the morning, interesting collection of foreign aud Amer
which will be worthy your observation. ican illustrations of heraldic emblems,.
The body next in interest te us is our ' mottoes, tokens, coats-of-arms, &c, both,
Moen, a satellite of the earth, around j ancient and modern; a few of these faa
which it revolves once in about 28 days, siiuile.i, but the larger number genuine.
It is a little ever the diameter of the These objects arc grouped in a class known
earth, and about l. its density. Its orbit ; ?s l'r Libris, or " book-plates," and furn-
is inclined .1 te tlie plane el the ecliptic,
licnce eclipses occur only
lull moon occurs when
or the neiuts wheie her
plane ei the Earths orbit solar" eclipses
at new moon, lunar at full moon, when
the Earth passes between .Moen and Sun.
A lunar eclipse of great interest will ec-
cur en the 12th of next June, which will
last several hours, and will jay the observer
for losing a night's rest. The Moen has
no water and no atmosphere; its surface
is covered with cavities that lesemble
volcanic craters ; one or two of these have
sliewn very slight traces of activity by be -
coming clouded, as though emitting vaimr.
i tic agency of the moon is generally
credited as the principal cause of the tides,
though recent theorists attempt te ac
count for them otherwise. Siie always
turns the same face towards the Earth, ic
en her axis in the same 23-dav
. . ..-.'.
that from Alpha Centauri, the nearest fixed
star, our Sun would be an insignificant va- j
liable or nebulous star the spot periods
causing variations in eriiiianey, ami tin;
extended corona, if visible at that ilis
tance, making it appear nebulous.
He concluded by claiming upon the evi
dence presented the necessity of a super
human Power who makes no mistakes,
and whe-;c laws are as inflexible as they
arc infallible ; and from this deduced as
thc highest wisdom, first te discover Ged's
physical and moral laws, and then te live
in accordance with them. He believed in
seeking truth for its own sake, net as a
lever te establish or demolish theological
or ether dogmas ; and while doubtful of
the general propriety of attempting te ex
tract morals from science, thought it legit
imate at least te teach from the celestial
phenomena lessens, of this eniiniscicncc of
Ged, the insignificance of man as com
pared with the creation of which he fool
ishly beasts himself thc lord, and thc im
portance in all directions of first observing
the facts, then deducing the principles.
H01i:i.S ANU ISKSTAUKANTS.
.Sume Coming; Clianjje.i teTal:i; Place.
There will quite a number of changes
take place en or before the 1st el? April in
thc management of the hotels and restau
rants of the city. The following arc al
ready known :
Jehn Scheenberger, of the Tremeut
hotel, North IJuecii street, will take
charge of Excelsior hall, East King
Eugene Bauer, of Excelsior hall, will
lake the Gelden Herse hotel, East King
street, new in charge et r red. w eniric.
Fred. Wtehrle will take the Tremeut
lietel se the three above named landlords
merely exchange places.
Harry Trcwitz will take charge of
Sprengcr's saloon. North Queen street,
new in charge of Edw. Wiley.
Edward Wiley will take the Lancaster
County house, East King street, new- in
charge of Win. 11. Dciclder.
Wm. II. Dciclder will take charge of
thc new restaurant en Giant street in rear
of the Leenard hotel.
11. F. Slough, or the Black Herse hotel.
North Queen street, removes te the Serrel
Herse, West King street.
Jehn Slough assumes entire control of
the Black Herse
Mrs. J. A. Sprengci- has leased the Ac
tion brewery, Locust street, and we un
derstand intends te add te it, a refrigera
tor brewing appcratus.
Samuel A. Grell' has leased SprcchcFs
row en North Duke street opposite the
court heuse,aud will r3epcn the restaurant
in the basement recently vacated by Mr.
Jehn Sides, late "of thc Mcrrimac house,
has taken the Pennsylvania railroad depot
restaurant (late Owen Hepplc's) and has
made extensive improvements in It.
;m; te (Jrler.
Themas II. Engle, of Alteena, is agent
in Johnstown, Pa., for the Old, published
in this city. Temmy has been taking 200
copies ; but en Saturday he took tee much
"poison" and he has been sentenced te
four days imprisonment in thc lock-up, in
default of payment of thc line assessed.
veiving en Her axis m tlie same 3-day j ami circulars, id wlucli fifty-two were
period. . " j bound volumes. Alse four hundred and
These three bodies, their motions and j forty-one biographical and historical
relations, give us an illustration of the j scraps
construction of the whole system, and New itusiueas.
probably of that el" the visible universe. ! The curators presented bills amounting
se far as solid bodies are concerned. te $10.33, which wcie ordered te be paid.
Having thus briefly sketched the solar i On motion it was resolved that the elec
systcm from eui standpoint, Mr. Pyetts.iid tien of officers lie postponed until the Jan-
Annual Liumvan Mcetlar.
Agreeably te previous notice, the an-
deemed impolitic te interfere with private
festal arrangements, President Prof.
Stahr in the chair. Dr. J. II. Dubbs was
appointed secretary pre teui. Six mem
bers aud four visitors present. The pro
ceedings of the last meeting having been
published, their reading was emitted.
After the usual preliminary business the
following donations were made te the mu-
semn aml hbrarJ' :
1. A most magnificent adult specimen
of the "American Skunk" (Xiphiti
Amcricanus), purchased by the curators
from two citizens of Martic who caught it
in a "dead fall " trap the night previous.
It was therefore net only in geed condi
tion, but was altogether free from the
usual disagreeable stench of the animal,
artistically stuffed and mounted by Mr.
2. A fine large specimen of carbonate of
1,1,10 impregnated with octahedral Iren
lgritts, from Lehigh county, Pa., do
nated by Master James Munsen, or this
3. A bottle containing thirteen speci
mens of the "Horned Fungus Bcetle"
(Bolitephagus cernutus) sent by some un
known person by mail te the curators et
-1. Prof. J. C. had en exhibition a speci
men of Tuckaltee or "Indian bread,"
found under ground, near the base of a
tree, in Rockingham county, Virginia, ami
sent by Mr. G. C. Kennedy te the Diagno Diagne
thian society of Franklin and Marshall
college Its form is an oblong oval
slightly compressed, about eight inches
long and the same in its largest circumfer
ence. There arc no surface indications of
its presence; in this respect its habit being
similar te the truffle ; but the Trnffie is a
fungus, whereas this is a tuber, or rather a
groundnut, remotely resembling the " veg
etable ivory." and is edible. The exter
nal surface is similar te that of a cocoanut.
although net se smooth ami spherical.
1. Nine-volumes or the Second Geologi
cal Hurcey of Pennsylvania, from the state
department at Harrisburg. Five or these
were descriptive volumes, and four port
folios of maps, in book form and size, te.
correspond with the general issue
2. Nes. 21, 22, 23 and 24 of the Official
latent OJice Gazette, from tlie interior de
partment at Washington, D. C.
3. The Lancaster Fanner for December.
4. One envelope, containing thirteen his
torical and biographical scraps by S. S.
3. Twe catalogues of scientific and mis
cellaneous books from publishing houses.
G. Eight pamphlets aud circulars of mis
"7. A lithograph of Oil Citv. Vcnaium
' county, Pa., from a drawing made by the
-- - r r n
:' very pcricct illustration el the lus-
; Tapers Read.
i 1. S. S. Rathven read apaper en thope-
j culiarities of skunks in general, and ou
I local species in particular.
2. Dr. J. II. Dubbs read a paper ea
' " Ex Libris"' or book-plates, which 1k il-
j illustrated by collection en exhibition.
3. The treasurer read the annual report
j from which it appears that there is a bal-
! ance in thu treasury of 36.59.
I Hie chairman read tl
thc annual renertnf
tuc curators, irein wlucli it appears that
nearly two thousand specimens have been
I added te the museum during the year 1880
1 and te the library two hundred and cighty-
three hooks, pamphlets, serials, catalogues
I 1 T. .- '
nary meeting,. 1881.
Alter the usual
social intercourse the
K vents Acress the County Mm.
Hardy, a fonr-vear-eld ehilil
burned te death in Ceatcsville. During
the temporary absence of the faraily the
child commenced playing with the lire and
set lire te its clothes, and tlie child was
seen enveloped in flames. Before it could
be rescued the littleenc was burned almost
te a crisp.
There is a house situated in Delaware,
Maryland and Pennsylvania. People can sit
at the same dinner table with their chairs
restiug iu three different states.
Thc Ringgold and Emaus furnaces,
owned by the Reading coal and iron com
pany, have been leased, and are being re
paired prier te going into blast.
Lemuel Gilbert or Steclten, has died
very suddenly from coagulation of bleed in.,
TheOhlingerdani, for Reading's water
supply, supposed te have a capacity of
100,000,000 gallons is finished. It covers
18 acres and at one place is C3 feet deep.
Geerge W. Welsh, of Reading, cadet
midshipman en beard the United States
flagship Trenten, Mediterranean squad
ron, new en a three years' cruise, was
taken ill with cystitis about three months
age at Villa Franca, and was removed te
the British hospital at Smyrna..
At the Reading passenger depot en
Satin day, pusher cngine e. 27, from the
West Reading railroad was proceeding in
the direction or the P. & 11. depot, while
at the same time the locomotive "Lancas
ter," drawing the Reading & Celnmbia
freight train, started out from the depot
and thc engineer being unable te see the
pusher until tee late, a collision occurred.
The hands en both engines jumped for
their lives, and the engines struck with
great force Thc locomotive " Lancaster"
mounted the pusher, and both engines
were badly damaged. The tracks were
spread, and although no cars were piled
up, a blockade occurred.
Fell en the lee.
Yesterday afternoon as a little daughter
ei ty. u. .ueeaskcy, aged 6 years, was rc
turning from school, she slipped en the ice
en North Queen street and, falling struck
her forehead against tlie sharp corner of a
marble 'step cutting a gash in her foie feie
heail nearly two inches in length. Dr.
Carpenter closed thc wound.
Clene of College.
Franklin and Marshall closed at 10
o'clock this morning for the. Christmas
holidays. It will reopen en the 6th or
January, when the opening address will
be delivered by Prof. Win. M. Ncvin.
Mr. Edward Wilhelm, a cigarmaker,
new working for Henry L. Stehman & Ce.,
last week made forty-eight hundred igars
out and out, and that, tce, by working
twelve hours per day.
Bills have been posted up announcing
thc sale of several properties by the sheriff
en January 8, the anniversary- of the bat
tle of New Orleaus.
uu.ti juircnu vi iuu xiniucan SOClOtT W8S
held en Saturday, the 18th of December,
instead of Saturday, the 23th. as it wna
when the new or ,ery ei art, ecsuics etner interesting inier-
passing her nodes, : "uiueu relating te tuc Histories or families,
nath intersects the ! associations, corporations and individ-