Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, December 22, 1880, Image 2
" .... tr-.-jMrry Yl !,A X ASTEtt hAlLS 1iNTLL1GNCH WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22,1880. iith. muimYftran Hancastct tntrilegencec. WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEC. 22, 1880. Basiacss Men as Politicians That Philadelphia committee of One Hundred Republicans found itself at a less te answer the persistent query of one of its members as te whether or no it was a partisan body. Seme said yes and some no, but the final conclusion was that it must be partisan since it was wholly Re publican. The members had net up te this time appreciated their position ; and when they afterwards went en te nomi nate a ticket, they showed themselves utterly unconscious of the logical consequence of their confession of part isanship. As Republican partisans, when they had once determined this te be their character, they should next have resolved te control the candidates of the Republican party ; and .thy only way te de this manifestly was and is through the Republican organization. That exists for the purKsu oi'iieininaUng the party candidates. This committee of one hundred volunteer Republican councillers de net expect it te de se ; but they decxpect that the regular party convention will lie se impressed by their desire and their power, that they .will come down as the coon did te Captain Smith, realizing tiie felly of resistance. But is there anything in tin; situation te give these Hundred Republicans and their adherents its control ? That de pends, of course, upon their numbers; and these numbers depend upon ether things of future happening. As the matter new stands the Hundred repre sent the reform element in tliu Republi can party; and indeed a part only of it. since an influential portion of them re fuse te be seduced and conciliated te the support of such an aged Pilgrim rooster as Mayer Steklev by his profuse premises that he will never de se any mere, and his abundant pledger, of future good ness. It must be assumed that the regular Republican ticket will command the strength of the party vole. A siitliciently decent ticket will be nominated, in case the " reform " ticket is put aside, and will receive the party support. The Democratic convention will then prob ably present an excel lent ticket that will command the Democratic vote. In this situation, the ticket of the One Huudrc 1 will drop between the two steels and the only effect of its presentation will be te make the contest exciting between the regular partisan tickets. The ticket of the One Hundred has, of course, no claim whatever upon Demo cratic support, beingdistinctly presented as partisan. It has no claim. either, upon party support, net being the ticket of the party. And the support of Teny Drexel and ether rich and lusty fellows, who are very honest, as one of them suggested in the meeting, because they have no temp tation te be otherwise, will hardly suffice, in default of votes, te elect their excel lent ticket. It is surprising hew unpractically and foolishly practical business men debehave when they undertake a hand at stale craft. These hundred evidently are per vaded with the impression that their geed intentions, reinforced by their cash make them an irresistible power. Cash is undoubtedly a strong influence and ought te make philanthropy strong ; but in politics cash and goodness de net pull well together, being as naturally rcpel lant as the negative and positive electri cal force. And there is great danger that the pretty effort of the Republican busi ness men of Philadelphia te reform the party within the party lines will be a signal failure. It won't reform that way with such methods and through such men. The Pittsburgh Republican business men de net seem te have a greater knack at 'Handling the political elements" with in the party" than their Philadelphia brethren. They have been pouring their recommendations of Moorhead for United States senator with a free hand upon their representatives in the Legis lature, with the net result that he did net get a single vote in the caucus. Probably they did net use the money, of which they had se much in their pockets. But you see they couldn't, being re formers. They were handicapped by their principles, and notwithstanding their financial stoutness, could net take up the running. Our rich friends in the Republican party, who would like te be decent and whose sensibilities are of fended by the party's rottenness, have our sympathy, lint we see no help for them. They are net smart enough te reform their parly within the party lines, as they are ambitious te de ; and we fear they arc tee stingy, or moral, te employ the agencies that are really com petent te the task. A ceui'LK or excitable congressmen almost came te blows en the fleer of" the Heuse, yesterday. Their friends held them back. "We hardly knew why. Peo ple have a fashion of interfering te keep their friends from coming te blows. Why, we de net knew. They will sit by while they are giving one another a tongue-lashing and consider it none of their business te interfere; but they step in when it comes te a nose-mashing. That is felly. And especially is it felly for people te lift up their -hands in holy horror at a list fight in Congress when they think nothing- of a bat tle of words. It is natural for men te want te fight when they g:t excited: and we rather think that congressmen had belter be left te fight out their battles. Te be sure it is objectionable as a disturbance of the peaccef the Heuse: but a room should be provided te which the belligerents should be invited te retire and settle their dif ference under the rules of the ring. Let the rules be amended accordingly. Xe man nor any woman for the mat ter of that possessed of a preiter degree of sensibility can fail te admire the ten der conjugal affection of the Czar of all the Russia which inspites him te delay his proposed marriage with his mistress "until after the expiration of the cus tomary period of mourning a full year for the late Czarina." A proper ac knewledgment of the conjugal duties, j jidue regard for the relations of husband and wife, and proper respect for domestic rights, have come te be se rare among these who sit en thrones that this an nouncement of the sturdy virtue of the Czar comes like a grateful announce ment te Christendom in these Christmas days. Te be sure this "princess," whom the Czar will wed after hi.3 year of pro found grief and mourning, has long been his mistress ; she is the mother of a family of his acknowledged children, and the funeral of the Czarina was hardly ever before she had " taken up her quar ters in the "Winter Palace at St. Peters burg, but again en a separate fleer (the third), and maintains a separate estab lishment." Nevertheless, the Czar has such a high regard for all the proprieties and se sincerely mourns the less of his wife, that he is determined te delay his second marriage with his old mistress " until after the customary period of mourning a full year." What touch ing devotion ! PKRSONAL. At tiie request of Themas Hughe.", Bishop QfiNTAiti), of Tennessee, will make the new Rugby settlement his official and private home, and will build a i evi dence its the spring. A senatorial friend of Mr. Blalns: is re purled as saying that he has given up the struggle for a nomination for the presi dency, and will remain in the Senate as long as the people of Maine will keep him there. Congressman S. S. Cox was forced te return home from Washington several clays age en account of congestion of the lungs, and is still seriously ill. His con dition is net considered dangerous by the physicians in attendance, but there aic fears that the illness will result in typhoid fever. A marriage is te take place between Lord Wentweuth, Byren's grandson, and a daughter of Mr. .lames Slcwart Slcwart Wertley. Lord Wentworth is a widower. He was engaged about two years ag te a young American lady. Miss " Dudu ' Fi.etciii.u. who wrote "Kismet. ' and was thought te have jilted her. If it has no mere pressing bushes ou hand, the Mrs. R. IJ. IIayks temperance association of Washington, I). C, might inquire whether Mr. R. B. lLvi turned down his wine-glasses at the Brooklyn dinner, and if se, whether they stayed turned down, for the wines were a big feature of the bill of fare at. tiiat dinner. MINOR TOPICS. j Puxxsviawxia may get the next cleik ei inc icfierai Heuse ; nut it is meie like ly te be Chris. Magcc than Ed. McPlicr son. Baku's almanac is pre eminently a local institution, representative of Lancaster county, and the extended sketch of it printed ou our fourth page te-day will be found full of curious interest. Mu. Coi-ineTii has introduced a bill prohibiting the sons of senators or repre sentatives in Congress and of judges of the Uuitcd Stales court from entering the West Point military aeulemy, a:-d com polling cadets te take oath that they will serve in the army after their graduation. Mr. Coffroth also introduced a bill te sur round the graves of all Reveluti: nary sol diers with fences ai.d te erect, tombstones te their memory. Oxi: little fellow, when told of (Jed's omniscience say., "He don't, knew what's in my pockets, 'cause 1 aint get no pockets" .lust new we read of a four-year-old, who said his dying baby-brother could net go te the bad place because he had "no teeth te gnash," an argument that might be urged in favor of many elder persons. The Jlcfermcd Church Messenger wauls it known that in these anecdotes lurk rank heresies, Pelagianisin and one thing or another that is net te be thought of in these Christmas days. HensR-STAi'.i.Ks ou the top of stylish private mansions may seem te he something surprising and unreal, but they are never theless coming into fashion in Louden, and in se exclusive a part of itr.s Bclgr.ivc Square. One is new being built for twenty horses. The aniilials are raised and lowered in enclosed boxes, somewhat after the method of elevators in our large hotels, aiuLthcy don't mind it in the least. The principal reasons for this innovation is, that bind in cheap up there ; the stables have the best ventilation ; the horses arc safe and the smell of the stables is avoided. Xcxt. A. P. Hixmax, of New Yerk, has been up in Vermont ostensibly collecting ma terials for a biography of Vice President elect Arthur. He has privately stated, however, that he is employed te obtain evidence te show that Gen. Arthur is an unnaturalized foreigner. He claims te haw, discovered that Gen. Arthur was born in Cauada, instead of Fairfield ; that his name is Chester Allen instead of Chester Abcll ; that he was 50 years old in July instead of October, as has been stated, and generally that he is au alien aud ineligible te the office of vice pred 'dent. At the Farmers' club in New Yerk a week age, Mrs. Amelia Lewis, an English woman, said thatshcceuld furnish meals at certain remarkably low figures, where upon the club challenged her te prepare them :i dinner for twenty-five cents a head which challenge Mrs. Lewis accepted. At neon yesterday the dinner was eaten by some forty ladies and gentlemen at 704 Broadway. The bill of fare included vegetable soup, boiled codfish with lobster sauce, roast beef with beets, onions, rice, aud potatoes, boiled mutton with turnips breid pudding, and claret. It exceeded the anticipations of the club, "and was voted a great success. It was then ex plained that such a meal could only be prepared at that figure by scientific knowledge and apparatus, aud supplies bought in large quantities. It showed that the solution of the question of feeding the peer lay in co-operation and is ex pected te lead te a lunch house with six cent meals for workingmen and women. Pntiicl: Nelan, a laborer, employed by nidge Asneci ureen, at lenany, JN. J., went te the weeds for a lead of weed. The team returned without him, and when search was made, Nelan was found by the leadside under the weed, dead. While descending the.side of a hill the cart had upset, burying Nelan under its lead. LET KI3I AT HIM. A I.IAK AS VILLAIN. Het WeriN Sjtekcii lit t!ie IIeum. One i1 Use Most I)i.-i;icc!ul .Scents Kver tt'ltecnteu iii !;:. r-iiiul Halls Veavei anil Spurl.. T.iliin Off Tliir.Ce:t te .Jein in ;i liuoc.c-lerii Ar gument. Iii the Heu.-.c :it Washington yesterJay the financial question was revive iu a de bate ever the funding bill. It had pro ceeded in an orderly enough way, and it was net till Mr. Weaver took a hand that the active inn began. Weaver had been listening attentively and gathering points from both sides. His desk was covered with books and documents and an open sciap-boek lay before him. He speaks ex temporaneously, has a fro and graceful delivery and is one of i he few leady de baters of the Heuse. On this occasion he appeared mera friaky than usual. It was net long before he had half a-dezeu interro gating him ai.d the aisles filled ou both .sides of him with attentive listeners. He easily slipped from the funding bill into poli tics and once into politics into the Demo cratic record en the finances. Mr. Buekuer (Me.) asked Weaver when hu had left, the Republican p.irty. .Mr. Weaver replied that he had left it in 1377. just when the gentleman ( Buekuer ) was slumping hi-; district in favor of sub stituting greenbacks for national bank notes. Mr. Bland (Me.) icplicd te Weaver's speech in winch he said that that gentle man had shown his aaimus iu attacking the Democrats the nly friends which that gentleman had in the Heuse. L Laughter en the Republican side. He referred te the charge made against Weaver in the last campaign that iic was acting in : he inter est of the Republicans, and said that his action then eei responded with hi.s speech te-day. Mr." Weaver tried te iuteuupt Bland, asserting t iiat hi.s .statement was net true. Bland had declined te yield, and went en charging Weaver with inconsistency and bad faith. Mr. Weaver replied te Bland and chal lenged him te quote one word that he (Weaver) had .-aid in the last eimpaign iu favor of the Republican tarty. Until he could do-ehe slieuid ".shut up.'' Laugh ter. lie had in that -camp tign arraigned the Republican party, and he arraigned, it te-day. Mr. Sp.nk,(lll.) get the fleer aud alluded t a circumstance that had occurred during tiie iiiierinpUeus between Weaver, Bland and ethers, in which Weaver had used an offensive teun te him (that he was "crazy ''). He went en, iu a geed-natured manner, te excuse the offensive rc maik as arising fiem a misunderstanding en Weaver's part of what he (Sparks) had said te call it out. Mr. Weaver replied iu the same tone of pleasantry aud geed humor, declining te take effeii-e al what Sparks had said and intimating that no one could venture te in sult him intentionally by ascribing false hood te him without feeling the force of his ( Weaver's) right arm. Laughter and uproar. -Mr. Sparksuu hearing the latter remark, changed his tone from one of pleasantry te one of auger, and he said: " spurn with contempt the 'reach of his arm.' The reach efghis arm would affect me as little as it a fleeted the Inst presidential election." Mr. Weaver (still in a jocular lone). Well, thar. was sufficient. Docs net the gentleman see that he ought never te open hi.s mouth at all when he is excited ".' Never: never! He spurns the icacli of my arm ! lie can di se. In the temper 1 aiii in he can de se. 1 would net hurt a hair en iiis head. Laughter. His apology was ample, and 1 accept it, but 1 caution him against, i lie further u-e of the term "falsehood" or "lie." That, in Ken tucky, i- regarded. I b-lieve, as equal te a "lick" or a blew, and even if I was net as large us a mouse 1 would assail any man who would apply such a term te nie offensively. The guntleui.ui has alluded te my weighi, but 1 warn him that my fighting weight is S. pounds. Shouts of laughter. J Mr. Spaiks. Dots I he ;cet.eniaii s.iy that I used the word falsehood .' Mr. Weaver. Se I understood. Mr. Sparks. Oh, no, yours was certainly the first offensive word. Mr. Weaver (still goed-liumoredly). We are all right new. Mr. Sparks. Yeu misunderstood inc. I said that you were stating what was net true and you were wanting in the quali ties el :i gent'emm in your tailure te remedy it. ICscitcnicn! and confusion in the chamber. That was all that there was of it, but it developed at the last elec lien that, you wanted these qualities. Mr. Weaver (new thoroughly angry anil excited). I denounce he gentleman per sonally as a liar ou the fleer of the Heuse. Mr. Sparks (equally excited). Ven are a scoundrel aud a villain. Mr. Weaver thereupon, amid great up roar, left the place where he was standing and advanced menacingly towards Sparks, who, in his turn, moved towards Weaver, but both were immediately surrounded by members, who prevented them getting te close (piasters aud made, them put en their ceits, which each was in the act el taking oil" as he ad vanced into the area. Of course the greatest infusion aud disorder prevailed en the fleer and in the galleries, but in the midst of it the speaker took the chair and eal'ed upon the sergcaufcat-arnis te de his duty. .lust then, however, there was nothing particular te be done by that of ficial, as the combatants had been removed by their respective fiieuds and there was ve danger of their assaulting each ether. KKCKt.l.SS KU-l.K I'lCAC'TlCK An .vK.'initl te Sheet a plan's Hat v.'.V his Ilea-1. At Ne. -IS Chatham street, New Yerk, there is a rifle gallery and billiard room. Among the frequenters of the place was Charles Westlield, a bar-tender, who lives at Ne. 125 Menree street. He is an expert shot with the rule, and was m the habit of displaying his skill by shoetiug apples and oranges from the heads of loungers in the gallery, who had learned te place im plicit trust iu his accuracy of aim. Lately he entered the gallery with sonic friends. Gustave Warganz, the bartender, who is a friend of Westlield, 'vas asleep in a chair at the ether end of the room. He had a Derby hat en. Noticing that Warganz was asleep Westlield picked up a rifle aud turning te his friends said : " Just see hew I will put. a ball through his hat!" He leyclcd the weapon and tired. Simultane ously with Hid sheeting Warganz, whose sleep had been disturbed by the entrance of the men, raised himself slightly in the chairs Te the horror of the marksman and the lookers-en the ball ledged in the head of the unfortunate bartender. He fell te the iloei, the bleed flowing from a wound just above the right car. West field bent ever him aud entreated him te speak. The man was unconscious. Wal ter Fay, who had been an eye witness te the eccurence, ran into the street and returned with Patrolman McQuadc of the 4th precinct. "Wcstficld assured the police man that Warganz was shot by accident. He said he and tiie injured man had been en the best of terms. Stimulants were given Wariranz and he revived. His first words were te the effect that Lc knew his fiiends had net intentionally injured him. Friends of both men said that Westlield and "Warganz always appeared te be soci able toward each ether. MeQiiade had Warganz taken te the Chamber street hospital. Wcstficld was locked up in the I station house. LATEST NEWS BY MAIL. The fund of $130,000 for -the Harvard divinity school at Cambridge, Mass., has been made up. The liquor stoic of James O'Denncll, in Allentewu, was burned out yesterday morning. Less, 6.000: injured for 8-1,000. The Moscow university authorities have resolved, iu consequence of the agitation among the students and in view of the ap proaching holidays, te suspend nil lec tures. Before the Czar left Livadia the police found a newly dug tunnel, running from a barn near the railway. The owner of the bam, who has a son exiled in Siberia, shot himself en the discovery. The body of an old man iu a very ad vanced stale of decomposition was found by a party of hunters, last Sunday morn ing, hanging te a tree in a thicket near Berlin. Camden county. Nothing was found in the clothing that would indicate who he was. It is presumed that the body' has been hanging there several months. Birds were eating the body. Corener Bennett will institute an investigation. Geerge W. Pctway, charged villi the murder of James Farriss, a member of Coup's circus, has been married in Mem phis te Miss Jcanna Bilbe, a lady of edu cation, refinement and wealth. Pet way was recently released en bail from jail, where he had been confined since last summer for the murder of Farriss. He will be tried at the next term of the crimi nal court, and, from the evidence adduced at the last term of the court, he will, in I all probability, be adjudged guilty. The trustees of the Cernell university at a recent meeting appropriated for the building and equipment of a physical de partment, 00,000 for the building and equipments of veterinary and anatomical departments, 10,000 for a greenhouse and ether equipment for a botanical depart ment, 10,000 for the library, 20,000 for the civil engineering and et nor departments 10,000. J. Burkctt Webb, who is new in Europe, was appointed professor of applied methematics and theeieetical mechanics. The emperor of China has granted the prayer of the viceroy at Tientsin for per- ! mission te construct a telegraph line from i Shanghai te liciitsm, te be 1,200 miles in length. The route will be from Shanghai i te Chinking, thence along the line of the ' Grand canal te Tientsin. A eheit line of j about 70 mill also probably be constructed ! by the viceroy at Nankin, te connect the 1 capital of hisprevince with the main one ! at Chinkiang. The weik of setting the I poles and laying the wire will be begun next sering. It estimated that tlie en terprise will cost 500,000. STATE ITEMS. James StrimmcJ, a young unmarried man, of Mihnere, brakeman en the P. II. R. has been killed near Wall.? station. Jehn Spurr, accustomed te sleep in a .shoddy yarn factory at Ne. 001 Sargeant street, Philadelphia, was burned te death with the destruction of his lodging place yesterday morning. Prothenotary Cheuse of Snyder county has had "Bully" Lyen of Reading arrest ed for slander. Detective Lyen was the leading- ediaraetcr in bringing the perpetrators of the murder of the. Kintzlers te justice in that county. Mrs. Eliza Bergmann, the young woman who has attained se much notoriety of late, is still a guest, of Matren Webb at police headquarters. New Yerk. The story of her return te Philadelphia and reconcilia tion with her family is without founda tion, The We.-tern nail association field a special meeting in Pittsburgh yesterday at which all parts of the country wcre fully represented. After a discussion of the state of of trade and the prospects for the future a 285 card was unanimously adopted. While this is the same nemiiiial card, it is really an advance, and it is thought that it will be maintained. Owing te the enormous increase of the mail carried ever the main stem of the Pennsylvania railroad, between New Yerk and the West, the postal authorities have revived the consideration of the expediency of placing en this route a train made up entirely of postal cars. They believe that with ;i high rate of speed and a large force of clerks, the present, facilities of quick transportation can be increased. Under existing arrangements the accommodation.-; are inadequate, and some relief is early de manded from the accumulation of "mail matter at both ends of the line. ; Oliver Takes the FieM. J A caiicus of all the Republican members ! el the Legislature from Allegheny county was Held last evening in the parleis el the Monongahela house, Pittsburgh, and it was " unanimously " determined te present the name of Henry W. 01iver.jr.,fer 1'iiited States senator. Mr. Oliver was sent for. and in a speech made te the delegation agreed te become a candidate. There was much excitement, the lobbies and cor ridors of the hotel being crowded with politicians and business men interested in the result, inasmuch as it was believed if the Allegheny delegation unanimously presented a name for this office that the person named by them would he success ful. The caucus was long in session anil its determination was anxiously awaited. The result causes much feeling and tiie crowds left the hotel in high humor. It Means Hurry Oliver. Xcn Kra. What does it mean? Twe of the mem bers elect from this county te the next Legislature were taken charge of by cx cx membcr Gatchcll and carefully conveyed te Pittsburgh, where the whole party be came tiie guests of Dr. Barr, one of the most prominent advocates of the Pitts burgh riot bill two years age. The gath ering of the Lancaster county men in Pittsburgh at this time is in itself a little singular, and their headquarters while there make the whole affair assume a very suspicious appearance Was the trip made with the intention of obtaining de finite information upon the question whether instructions in Lancaster county instruct '.' LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Fell Down an .Elevator. Ludwig Willig, son of F. II. Willig, re siding at Ne. 110 East Vine street, who is employed at Miller's soap and candle works, accidentally fell through au elevator there, last evening. He was badly cut about the face and knee and had several teeth broken out. He was taken te his home where Dr. Mctzgcr attended his injuries. The young man is unable te explain exactly hew the accident occurred : he was iust cenvales cing from a long sickness of typhoid fever Mi:t for HainaseK 1 1. M. North aud J. Hay Brown, csqs., attorney for A. II. Summy of Mount Jey, have entered a suit for SLOOO damages against Henry Hiestaud, Samuel dossier, Jacob II. Strickler and Simen R. Snyder. The defendants are the proprietors of a tan nery in the town of Mount Jey. Seme time age a coach shop, belonging te the plaintiff, which was situated near the tannery was destroyed by fire. It is claimed that the fire originated from sparks from the tan nery. Hence t he suit. TttrKcys Freepntnil. Gee. B. Sehaum this mnrninir m-pspntwl each of his employees with a Christmas turkey. There were 13 in all. Bender & Hohnan, founders and manu facturers, yesterday presented each of their workmen with a fine fat turkey. THIS UORUXKK'S VEKDICT The Corener ami n Reporter Have a "Set "Set te" (Without tJlevcs). This morning the coroner's jury iu the case of Jehn 3. Reese, who was killed at the Pennsylvania freight depot yesterday morning, met at the Washington hotel of Capt. J. A. Schuh, en North Queen street. Ne additional witnesses were examined. One of the jurors stated that he had heard a man say that when the accident occurred the engine was run down from the corner of Prince street. This witness-was sent for. but the messenger eainc back and stated that the man was net at home hut was at the internal revenue office, where iie would remain until neon. Several of the jurors thought that it was time te close the evidcnce.as they had met for that purpose this morning, and even if the witness cemd be leund his testimony would only be cumulative, as it had already been shown that the cars had been run in with greater force than usual. .Mr. Jehn R. Bitncr, the owner of the cars, at the session heid by the jury yesterday, in au answer te a question from the con ductor of ihe train, whether au accident had net occurred at tiiis siding some time a e, replied that nothing had occurred for twenty yea is. He thought that from the fact that the car had jumped ever the pile of ties, lyhig.it, the end of the track, it was evident that they had been run iu with greater feicethau usual. Mr. Bitner this morning explained his testimony of yesterday, but it was in no way different. Aft. r eeii-ulerable talk the room was cleared of reporters, witnesses and the coroner and the jury began te deliberate-. They rendered a verdict in about a half hour and feir.sd that the'mau came te his death fiem b.-iug crushed between his ear and a .ved sh"d while lie w;'S at his pest of duty. Tite evidence showing that thecals v.cte sh'-.ved in upon the siding faster than usual."' It.-jmrU'r vs. the Corener. WhiV the iurv was deliberating theic were a number of persons in the barroom where they wire 'waiting for the ver dict." Among them were the coroner and a reporter of e;scvi of the daily papers. This' party became engaged in a conversation in which tiie coroner and Mr. Gast. of the Extimincr. took a lively part. The re porter intimated that the coroner might have examined mere witnesses in tiie case, and ihe coroner thought that he had done his duty. H'gSi Winds ensued, in which this coro ner called the reporter a "puppy," a "liar" aud ether ; t names: honl.-esaid that it would be better if such ' young men " would net work en newspapers ; he was I coroner and he knew what he was (bring, but it would probably be better 1 if the reporter would act as coroner. The reporter called the coroner a' feel " aud said that the trouble be tween him and the "young men " who arc employed en the papers was that they were tee sharp for him ; he thought it would be a geed thing if sonic one else was the coroner and it will be a blessing for the county when he gees out of office. Beth gentlemen became very "'het," and the coroner, who imagined that he was being attacked, thought at one time of settling the difficulty by blows. This was net the result, however, and the men contented themselves by using strong language. The " scene " was heartily enjoyed by the two ether reporters, who have net seen an en counter se terrific for some time The j gentlemen parted bad friends, rejecting proffered mediation, as tiie coroner was opposed te any compromise. It is te be hoped that no duel will result, as there was '"really "' neb sufficient cause for the skirmish. ciucKi-:?; s'm-:ai.im;. Arrest or (lie Allcgvil Thiel. This morning at an early hour while Wallace I lauck, ex-watchman at the county prison, was driing en the turnpike rear Ileseville, two miles north of this city, he met a man walking with a bag en hi.s shoulder, who spoke te him. 'Mr. 1 lauck reined in his heise te take a better leek at the stranger, when the latter recognizing him at once dropped the bag and ran off as rapidly as possible. After trying te catch the fellow Mr. Hauck examined the bag and found if, te contain thirteen recently killed chickens, their bodies being yet warm. He brought the chickens te town and notified the chief of police, who, accompanied by, Mr Hauck. went in search of the thief, but could net find him. About 10 o'clock this morning Officer I.entz arrested in the Pennsylvania raihead depot Albert Arndl. When confronted by .Mr. Hauck, the latter identified Arndt as the man hu had met enjthc pike with the bag. Arndt, who is an old offender for whom the pn lice have been ''laying" for some time, was locked up for a hearing. Seme of the chickens are strongly marked and may be casih identified by the owner. One of them is a Polish cock with large topknot and another a light bob tailed hen of peculiar appearance. They could be identified rcadilv among a hun dred ether fowls. TiV. owner h::s ne: yet, put in an appearance. - I S-i:ii's!r:itr .inlntcil. A. V. Shi'iiek, esq., has been appointed .sequestrater el the life estate of 3Iary Heefi'ner, of Marietta borough. As se se questraeors are very seldom appointed by our courts it may be of interest te present some particulars of the present case. The husband of Mrs. Hecffnerdicd several years age, leaving property te the value of some $15,001). By hi.s will he left te ids widow a life inter est iu it, instead of leaving it te her in fee. She ewes some debts which she cannot or will net pay. Among her lien creditors are Kurtz, Ness fc Ce., of Yerk, Pa., and it is en their application that the sequestrater has been appointed. The aet of assembly of ( )etebcr le, 18-10, provides that, " whenever an estate for life, en any improved lands or tenements yielding rents, issues or profits, shall here after be taken into execution, the court shall, upon the application of a lien cred itor, award a writ te sequester the rents, issues and profits of such estate, aud appoint a sequestrater te carry the same into effect. The sequestrater se ap pointed shall have power, according te the direction of the court, te rent or sell such lands or tenements, for such term during the life of the persons upon whom such estate therein shall depend, as shall be sufficient te satisfy all tiie liens against the same, together with till charges for taxes, repairs and expenses which shall be incur red during said term ; and he shall apply the proceeds thereof, under the direction of the court in payment of such liens ac cording te their priority." Crape en the Doer. There is a melancholy coincidence in the fact that the doers of two adjoining resi dences en Shippen street are at present draped in mourning, the bereaved house holds being these "of the late II. B. Mc Neal, Ne. 103, whose death last evening is elsewhere noted, and of II. D. Mussel man, Ne. 131, whose son Harry died this morning after a lingering illness. Mr McNcal's funeral will take place en Friday afternoon at 2:30, and young Musselman's en Saturday at the same hour. Chauza of liaine. The organization known heretofore as the Eutcrpean band of Lancaster has de cided en changing its name and will be known hercaftei as the Keystone Cornet band of Lancaster. It has twenty-one members and they will seen held a fair for the purchase of uniforms, expecting te be fully equipped early in the spring. TUG DRAMA. ICeusuc antl Crane at the Opera Heuse. Following close upon the notable tragic event of the preceding night, the well known comedians Robson and Crane last evening appeared at Fulton opera house in the new and amusing play of "Sharps and Flats," a speculative satire. Mr. Manager Mishler might justlv feel himself aggrieved by the shabby reception that latterly has been greeting his efforts te afford our citizens really first crass enter tainment ; for where such distinguished stars as Mr. Kecne, 3Iessrs. Robson and Crane, and many ethers who have preced ed them, erght te have been welcomed by large audiences, the houses have been uni formly scant, and that of last evening scarcely rose te the dignity of fair num bers. Mr. Mishler bravely proposes te try it again this evening, aud it is te be hoped that tiie appearance of the inimitable " idesv Bedott will find mere substantial testimony of appreciation en the part of our people than have he'r immediate picdeeesseis in the present series of Mishler entertainments. As te last night's performance there was but one opinion as te its delightful character. Messrs. Robson and Crane arc admired wherever they arc known. The play of "Sharps aud Flats," without evincing any startling symptoms of dazzling bril liancy in authorship or dramatic c .instruc tion, abounds in rollicking humor fiem the rise te the fall of the curtain. The situations are comical and the native humor of the acteis gives a eiispnesste the meriiiuent that isaltegethcrengaging. Of course a vein of romance and a toler ably well defined story runs through it all, but the main interest is centred iu the ac tions of Mr. Culler Sharp, of the San Fran Fran ciseo stock exchange, an individual of the supposed keenness of his name, r.oifef Mr. Dullstflnc Flat, ex country parson, pros pective owner of millions, wanting te be a " bull " or a "bear." and ever ready for a "put" or a "call," the characters" be ing represented by. Mr. Robson and Mr. Crane respectively. The trials and tribu lations, up and downs of these twain served te keep the house iu a rear of mer riment. The supreme nonchalance and sung frelil of Mr. S'utrp in situations that are hair-erecting in their character, as in the instance of the turbulent panic en 'Change iu which the members of the firm of Shnrp tf: Fltd are in imminent peril of according satisfaction t their infuriated creditors from an elevated position upon the nearest lamp-pest, are portrayed in Mr. Uousen s well known and effective I style and are refreshing te a degree ; while j Mr. Flat's supreme density with regard te all matters associated with his new cnter- i prise of stock jobbing is intensely funny. The scene in which the firm engage in a hand-te-hand encounter with the heavy weight et (. Iiange and put him te rout brought down the house, as did the duel scene, Mr. Sharp's appearance after the interview with the editor of the Se earner, and half a dozen ethers that might be mentioned, but all of which ter minate gloriously m the electrical an nouncement of "Balloon 110 and still jumping," which is made the occasion- of a grand family thanksgiving tableau. A well balanced company supported the stars, and though the piece was palpably "cut" te a considerable extent it afforded ! very general satisfaction. "l-:iCi!l!10KH00li XEWS. KventH Acress the County l.inea. Parker Lewe, of Harrisburg, an extra crew hand en the N. C. railway, while snowballing at Yerk, as he backed away from being hit by a ball, steppeil en a track en which the shifting engine with ears were coming along. He was struck en the head, knocked down and dragged a considerable distance. Nine cars passed ever him. His head was badly euC, his left leg was terribly mangled, his body generally contused aud he seen died. lie who lielli the printer pay Will k" t Heaven sure some day : ISir he who meanly cherts the printer. Will e wh'.'re Mien; N never winter. Dr. Jehn W. Bcchtcl has died iu Har risburg, aged .V.). lie was born near Bnimittsburg, Md., went te Chambers burg, from which place he removed te Lebanon, where he studied medicine, aud graduated iu the famous Dr. Buchanan's school, one of whose diplomas he held Frem Lebanon he removed te Progress, Dauphin county, and practiced medicine there for three years. He came te Har risburg in l&tn, and has resided here, ex cept for short interval.--, ever since. De ceased has a brother living iu Manhcim, Lancaster county. Geerge Conever, ".: Polk, died in his cell at the Berks county prison yesterday morning, of consumption. He and his brother Claude Conever were convicted of horse stealing. Claude shared hi.s cell with him, and has for a long time past administered te his brother's wants, with fraternal devotion and with all the meausat his command. I.eth are natives of Flein Flein ingten. New Jersey, at which place an aged mother and ether relatives still re side. Jacob Flinch, esq., of Lebanon, an old and prominent citizen, died en Monday night at his resilience iu that borough, aged nearly eighty years. He leaves a wife and seven children, four sons and three daughters : Hen. Jesiaii Funck, Jehn Fuuck and Adam Funck, Mrs. Jehn Brightbill and Mrs. C. H. Shank, al! of Lebanon, and Mrs. Jacob II. Stein, of Reading. Mr. Serenus B. Heir, late of the Y. M. C. A., this city, new secretary of the Reading association, was a student of the Star club here, and is new lecturing en popular astronomy in connection with his labors there. Last evening he treated of four constellations, namely, " Capricorn us" ( r the Geat), "Cygnus" (the Swan), "Drace" (the Dra'ren), and "Cepheus" and included fourteen stars. After the lecture htread te his class Mr. Pyott's paper ou "the Sun." obituary-. Uuath of llenry IS. JUeNeal. Henry B. McNeal, for many years past beek keeper in the furnishing house of Flinn & Brcneman, died at his resi dence, Ne. 133 Shippen street, about 11 o'clock last night, of congestion of the lungs'. Mr McNeal had been iu declining health for some months past, but it was net until two weeks age that his illness assumed a dangerous character. Then he sank rapidly, and dispitc the best medical aid and the most constant nursing, died as-above stated. He was about 47 years et age, a native el Mount Jey, this county, where he spent his childhood and youth. He married a daughter of the late Judge Schacffer, by whom he had six children, all of whom survive him, though his wife died four or live years age. During the late war Mr. -McNeil was a clerk in the paymaster's department under Maj. Brua, Hen. Simen Camcreifs brother-in-law, and had the name of being an hon est anil upright accountant. Mr. McNeal was a leading member of the Improved Order of Red .Men. having joined Ee-shah-ke-nee tribe, Ne. 22, many years age, and having passed the chairs of the tribe and being a representative in the Great Council of the state he finally passed through the chairs of that body, having attained the highest rank that the Great Council could bestow. He was a member of Lancaster ledge, Ne. 07, I. O. O. F.. and passed through the chairs of that ledge several years age He was also a member of Inland City ledge, Ne. S, K. of P., and perhaps of ether organiza tions. He was a devoted father, a kiud neigh bor and genial companion, whose less will be sincerely felt by all who knew him. COLUMBIA NEWS. nvii !u:c,u.ak couuesi'enoi.nc.: New, for tiie first time, we have the oppertunityor reporting actual pre -rcss in " the telephone exchange, about which se much has recently been said iu the papis, especially iu the IXTEi.uuia.cEi.. True, we spoke, a few days age. of Messrs. Bach man and Furry building au office, in A. D. Reese's billiard hall, for the exchange and we may v. nv further say that the office is very neai !y completed. It is wainscoted aud presents a very pretty appearance, but its fittings have net yet been put in place. The real work commenced this morning. A force often men, who have been await ing the arrival ofthepeles for several days. commencing digging holes for their erec tion at 7 eckek, and since that hour have been go; g ahead. 1 he first hole was dug at II. !'. Burner's coal yard, and from there the men have been slowly making their way down Frent street "until, en reaching the alley between Locust and Cherry streets, they turned up towards the exchange office. They will fellow this alley te the Lancaster pike and out to wards the Shawncii furnaces. Returning they will g.ieut Third street te Chestnut, up Chestuu te the Chestnut Hill pike, and out the pike te the residence of Mrs . Cel. .Tame. Myers. The first p.de will be planted at Bruner's coal yard right after dinner te-day. and from there the route we have ju-t gi veil will be followed. Mr. A. D. Reese is auperintending the work. Engineer William Baight. who has been running between Philadelphia and Harris burg for the past year aud a half, has been returned t hi old " run." between this place and Philadelphia. Engine Ne. -105 has been put. in his charge. The Third ward Democratic club have taken down their transparency, which has been in position at their headquarters at the " Five Points" for the past few months : and the Hancock and English pole, elected at Mack's brewery during the campaign, has also been rennned. The pole at Fourth and Maner streets, and the one en Third street, opposite the late Key stone I.t'inecratic headquarters, still stand. Samuel Filbert, of this place, has secured a contract te furnish two thousand tens of ice te the Pennsylvania railroad company. He will begin cutting te-morrow and will make thehcst time passible in filling the Older. The :? is te be taken from the river be.v the ! ridge, which. Mr. Filbert ' says, is about eight inches thick and of much better quality than that above the bridge, where ihe ie men have been busy for a week or mere past. Already Mr. Filbert has a large amount of ice .stored away in his iee house. The s'sew has stepped falling, bat it fell te a sufiieien' depth as te make sleighing excellent, and as consequence, the jingling of bells may at any time he lu-ard. The track iu the streets of town is thoroughly beaten, but en the country reads it is net se geed. It. new leeks as we may have sleighing for some days te come. Etheliud, the little (laughter of Edward Ress, died this morning of diphtheria. Edward R. Illack, read foreman of en gines of the Philadelphia division, P. It. R.. was in town te-day. Engine Ne. 1)3, the crew of which wcre called te leave here at ." o'clock this morn ing, get off te-day at 12:15. seven and quar ter hours late The Parkesburg contraction train was doing work here this morning'. An afternoon market en Friday next no early Christmas rising. The Pennsylvania railroad freight en gineers are new hauling thirty cars east. The trains are fully heavy enough for them. The snow is being taken from the plat form iu front of the P. R. R. depot and leaded upon freight ears te lie hauled away. William F. L-wkard. superintendent of the Philadelphia division of the Penn sylvania railroad, is iu town te-day. Quite a number of people from the sur rounding towns took :i sleigh ride into Columbia last evening. The Fifth street Presbyterian Sunday school will held its Christinas exercises to morrow evening. Ourslreeis are iu a very slippery condi tion. Engine !)55 is again running en the Fred erick accommodation train. Ne one has yet ventured te cress the ice with heise and sleigh that is, between th'i bridge and the dam. Officer Fisher took a vagrant t; Lancas ter at 1 :05 o'clock this afternoon. He was very sp.ir.-fty attired and in lieu of cloth ing had wiii ppd himself in feed bags. A thaw is new setting ie. .11)1? IlKNN'S I:NC'AI'K. A 1'ii-e.ir:- l-esciied Frem th-.Slu-rtir. Yesterday after Sheriff Striuc had safely lauded Lewi-. Sewers in the Eastern peni tentiary he went in search of Jeb Benn, colored, for whom he had an attachment for two thirds ill the costs in the ease of cent'th vs. Edward Wilsen, prosecuted by Benn for perjury iu the Lancaster courts. The sh-ril." found Benn near 20th and Market streets, Philadelphia, and at once t''k bun in custody and brought him te tin-d"pet, where his son, Deputy Sheriff ('has. M. Strine, was in waiting with a boy arrested and te be brought te Lancaster. It. was snowing at the time and as B nn had a bag of previsions with him which he wanted te take te his needy family, he togged the sheriff te allow him te dclivc. them. The sheriff, taking charge of tin: ether prisoner, placed Benn iut lie hands of his son, and told him te accempiuy Benn te his hemc,and hand ever the previsions te his wife. Benn took him te a place en Carclten street, where "there was a regular nest el niggers," as the sheriff states. Instantly the deer was shut in the deputy's face', and the priso ner was hustled off. The deputy broke open the deer, and with drawn revolver, attempted te secure his prisoner, firing one shot, during the melee, but doing no harm. He attempted te lire a second shot but hi-, pistol snapped, and before he could cock it again he was seized and overpow ered and i'enn escaped. Charlie took after him, tin ew him down and was about te put the nippers ou him when Benn's friends again rallied and rescued him. JVeic, Striuc says, Benn shall be captured if law and limb can accomplish it. Till-: CHKlSiaiAS 3IAKKET Tiirliit lltxh-pi-ieeil. but Evergreens Abundant. The centra) market this morning was largely attended and everything per taining te Christmas was abundant with the exception of eggs and turkeys. The former were scarce at y.",10 cents per dozen, while geed dressed turkeys wcre hard te get even at le(tf2(' cts. per pound. Live gobblers commanded from M te IU cents per pound, and wcre by no menus plenty even at these figures. Butter fell te 25 cents before the clevj of the market. In ether previsions there was but little change :u price. Evergreens in every van ty were iu great atmndanceaud of batter quality than we have heretofore seen. Seme of the trees are almost "two stories" in height and hundred-! of them arc models of beauty. They se-il at all rriccs from ten cents te a deliar apiece. Helly boughs, bearing bright red berries, sold at 25 and 30 cents each ; tied greens at 105j,20 cents per yard, as te qualitv. Wreaths, anchors, cresses, ecc.&e, sold at from 2'J te 50 cents. The . stock remaining en hand is very large, but it is ileuli'ttul whether it will be suffi cient te supply the demand between this time and Fi iday night. Market people will of cotiise remember that the market will le held en Friday, and net Saturday, as is provided for by city ordinance, whenever Christmas happens tej fall enSatuxday.