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LANCASTER DAILY INTELLIGENCER TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28 1880.
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TUESDAY EVENING, DEO. 28, I860.
The Northampton Lynching.
The proverbial blindness of passion
was strongly exemplified by that Xorth Xerth Xorth
ampten county crowd of excited men
who hung the brutal murderer of the
Gegles. They believed him guilty of a
horrible crime upon evidence which
seemed te them conclusive. It seems se
te every one. There is no present doubt
that the verdict of guilty, rendered sum
marily by the crowd, was a just
one, and that the punishment of
death meted out te the murderer
was well deserved. The men who law
lessly administered it may have thought
that they were adding intensity te it by
their promptness; but mere probably
they did net step te think at all, but
hung the fellow just te gratify their un
reasoning passion. If they had stepped
te think they would have found that in
hanging their victim at once they were
doing him the greatest possible kindness,
provided he was really guilty as they be
lieved. Of course, if he should by any
chance turn out net te have been guilty,
they will have made a mistake for which
they will have reason te be very sorry.
If he was guilty their sober moments
will also bring them occasion for deep
regret : net only because they have vie
lated the law, but because they have
taken from the guilty the heaviest part
of the punishment for his crimes, when
he richly deserved te bear every bit of it
that could be lawfully laid upon him. A
mere dastardly murder was never com
mitted if the present account is true of
the act and its motive. New what was
the man's punishment ? It was the
agony of a few hours exchanged for that
of many months. .Surely we all knew
that the punishment of man, se far as
man can inllict it, is ended with death ;
and that the agony et death is in us an
ticipatien by the sentient body and
net in its endurance by the dead one.
Jeseph Snyder's punishment is ever. If
the lawMiad retained its held upon him
he would yet have suffered a long while.
Ner would he, guilty, have escaped his
just fate in the country in which his
dark deed was done. The justifica
tion of lynching in 'places where the law
is silent was net had by these North
ampten lynchers. They were net moved
te their act by a just fear that the guilty
murderer would escape if he was left te
the law. Thev acted only from blind
unreasoning passion and in gratification
of the natural bioedthirstiness of the
senseless and brutal mob. The men
who hung Niyuer are just the men
whom we may leek te for deeds that
may earn them the rope; for the' showed
that they had net control of their pas
siens and were net ruled by reason.
The law must take cognizance of their
crime. That of Snyder is insignificant,
in its relation te the public safety, com
pared te theirs. It is said that a lynch
ing never took place before in Pennsyl
vania. It is the place of the law's olli elli
cers new te. see te it that it never takes
place again. Life and property must net
be helil at the order of men's passions.
The fundamental idea of government is
te provide against this. This lynching
crowd who took the life of Snyder, in that
act assailed the life of the state, and we
savthat their offense is the most heinous
one that the law can knew. Whether this
man Snyder was guilty of the murder
charged te him is wholly immaterial,
though there are some circumstances
that we note which make us doubt
whether his offence was as black as it is
painted. What was he doing, for in
stance, as a bonnier in the house of the
Gogle's if he had behaved te the
uaugnier as sue new lesunes lie hau re
peatedly done, and if his conduct had
aroused the anger of the father and
mother ; and wherefore did he, if he
was net a lunatic, kill the parents and
leave the little children as the witnesses
of his crime and his assault upon the
elder sister ? These are merely su;
gestiens that make it possible that
Snyder was net as deeply guilty as
charged ; but the degree of his guilt or
innocence is of no consequence new in
judging the crime of these who took his
life. Of that there is no particle of
doubt and it should be punished without
mercy, for the safety of the state de
S. B. Dick is the latest candidate for
the senatorial prize. Being a Masen of
high degree and a man of ability, and
having particular strength in the North
west, mere is some reason te ueimre
that his candidacy may become formida
ble. It is pretty well settled that Grew
lias net the stamina te stand the race
and he must drop back after the premis
ing start he will doubtless make at the
head of the line. Ben Brewster has
been 'named from Philadelphia, and
the Press premises te stand by him with
all its guns. lie is a creditable candi
date and doubtless the ugliest and ablest
among all who will appear ; but it is
mere than doubtful whether he can
stand the training. lie has been put
among the nominations before,but never
came te the score. He lacks the power
te-handle the votes, and it is the votes
tliat elect. Who the coming man may
be is very uncertain beyond the fact that
it will net be Grew and is net likely te
be Oliver. Seme one will come up en the
homestretch and win in a canter.
A yeah or two age Mr. Ferry, sena
tor from Michigan and president of the
Senate, was pummelled and had his eye
put iu mourning by one Sidney W.
Cooper ter having made improper ad
vances te Coeler's daughter. Ferry
did net prosecute him and the common
verdict was that he had been guilty, but
he was deemed tee insignificant te have
the matter get much attention. New
that Ferry has had Cooper appointed
consul te Cadiz as a consideration that
his month be stepped people are again
moved te commend the kind considera
tion of Hayes's civil service methods.
The editor of the Philadelphia llccerd
doesn't knew but that his turn may
come some of these days, and he there
fore deprecates all depreciation of Mr.
Oliver's senatorial aspirations because he
is a rich man.
Haxgixg is net altogether " played
out " in the Lehigh region, even if a
murderer in these parts does slip the
noose occasionally. The savage trial
and swift judgment upon the monster
who met his fate near Bethlehem prove
that Judge Lynch holds court above as
well as below Masen and Dixen lines
and that the sluggish bleed of the Penn
sylvania Dutchman can be stirred te
visitsummary redress for public wrongs
as well as that of the mercurial Southerner.
President Ghevt will held this year a
New Year's reception after the American
fashion ; that is, that the doers of the
Elysec will be thrown open te all comers
who may wish te call and pay their re
spects te the president of the republic.
William L. Pearson, esq., son of Judge
Pearson, is an applicant for supreme court
reporter, a position made vacant by the
election of Mr. Norris te the state Senate.
A number of members of the letral profes
sion interviewed Governer Heyt a few
days age in Mr. Pearson's interest.
Mr. Jekeme B. Stillsex, a prominent
New Yerk journalist, died en Sunday.
He was born iu Buffalo, and was at the
time of his death in his fortieth year.
During the latter part of the war he be
came special correspondent for the World
aud seen distinguished himself. At the
close of the war he became the World's
Washington correspondent. Fer the last
three years Mr. Stillson had been a corres
pondent of the New Yerk Herald.
General Garibaldi lies day after day en
a small iron bed, in a simply furnished
room, looking en the sea. He wears the
round cap of his portraits aud holds a
paper fan wherewith te drive away the
flies strange aud piteous occupation of a
once se doughty warrior. His eyes are
bright, his complexion fresh and healthy,
his hair white, his heard pepper and salt.
He is sadly paralyzed, even his hands be
ing stiff and distorted.
Blaine is preparing for a European tour
of eight months, leaving this country in
March aud returning next November. He
would go iu February if it were net for
the close vete in the Senate after March
3. An apparent authentic statement is te
the effect that Mr. Blaine will join his
friend, the Hen. William Walter riiclps
in Reme, as early in the spring as possible.
Mr. Phelps is new in Italy and it is known
that he has been expecting Mr. Blaine aud
another friend te join him in the spring.
Kidder & Peabody, bankers, of New
Yerk and Bosten, have secured the Mc
Cal'iinnt proxies te vete against the pre
sent management of Heading railroad, and
it is said that they have selected Fuank
S. Bend, vice president of the Texas and
Pacific railroad, as their candidate for the
presidency. Mr. Bend has been waited
upon and while declining te enter the list
as an active candidate for the position, has
signified the willingness te take the office
if called by the votes of the stockholders.
The election comes off en January 10
Rev. E. II. Ciiai'in, D. Dm who died
in New Yerk yesterday was the eldest
working Univcraalist clergyman in that,
city. He was distinguished as a journal
ist, preacher and lecturer. He made sev
eral European tours, the most notable be
ing his visit te Frankfort eii-the-Maiii in
1830,when his speech before the Peace
Convention of that year commanded
marked aud universal attention. Anether
of his noteworthy orations was that deliv
ered en the occasion of the delivery of bat
tle flags te the custody of the state at the
close of the Rebellion.
In the heat of the presidential election
canvass of 1800 Mr. Lincoln wrote the
following letter te Mr. J. M. Breckman
new of Humboldt, Nebj: Si,kingkieli)
111., Sept. 23, 1SG0. Mr. J. M. Breckman,
esq : Dear Sin : Yours of the 24th, ask
ing 'the best mode of obtaining a thorough
knowledge of the law,' is received. The
mode is very simple, though laborious and
tedious. It is only te get the books and
read and study them carefully. Begin
with Blackstone's ' Commentaries,' and
after reading it carefully through, say,
twice, take up Chitty's ' Pleadings,'
Grcenleafs ' Evidence ' and Sterey'8
Equity,' &c., in succession. Werk, work,
work is the main thing. Yours, very
truly, A. Lincoln."
Garfield is net a very expert horse
man, and he sometimes shows a little absent-mindedness
that amuses his neigh
bors. It is his habit te drive te church en
Sundays with his family, unattended by a
servant. He will net allow his team te
stand out in the cold during service, but
unhitches and puts his horses in a friend's
barn near the church. Last Sunday, after
service, he hitched his spau of black colts
te his wagon and forget te buckle the lines
te the bits. The consequence was that
when he get into the wagon aud started
the team he came very near having a run
away. When the team was stepped and
the lines buckled, an old farmer gravely
remarked : " General, you will have te de
better than that when you take the reins
of government, or the political nmles will
get away with you."
Mrs. Mary Weed, aged 101, who has
just been buried iu Philadelphia, retained
possession of all her faculties, and the day
previous te her death threaded a needle
with much ease.
Larry McCune, a laborer employed by a
firm of contractors en the Pennsylvania
railroad, was struck by a freight engine
near Greensburg yesterday, and instantly
Car Inspector Cornelius O'Brien, of the
Pan-Handle read, was found lying en the
Pennsylvania railroad track, near Twenty
eighth street, Pittsburgh, with one leg cut
off close te the thigh ani a deep gash en
his head. He was taken te the West Penn
hospital where he died au hour later.
Bartley Campbell has brought suit for
criminal libel against Charles A. Byrne,
editor of the Dramatic News, who charges
that Campbell did net write the plays
" My Partner" and " The Galley Slave,"
aud further that Campbell stelo outright
the latter play. Byrne was released en his
own recognizance. He premises te prove
all he has said.
ine ruiiaueipiua car companies ran
their snow plows ever the streets and
threw up great hillocks of snow en each
side along their length. Tiie streets arc
made next te impassable for vehicles, and
except at the crossings they are barricaded
against pedestrians. At the crossings there
is rarely mere of an opening than has been
made by the cars and ether vehicles in
forcing a passage. The citizen and mer
chants are howling.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
An explosion of fire damp occurred in
the coal pit at Stetline, France, while the
miners were at work. Eleven bodies have
been recovered up te the present time.
The steamship Rhein, from Europe,
has brought $1,000,000 British and French
coin, and the steamship Britannic $727,
000 British coin.
Conductor Jehu Butchlcr, of the Cleve
land & Pittsburgh railroad, who was
run ever at Superior station, died at the
West Penn hospital.
It is estimated that the number of killed
aud wounded in the sanguinary struggle
between Chili and Peru, during the past
two years, would almost fill a one-horse
It is rumored that Dervish Pasha, gov
ernor of Albania, has been assasiuated.
which seem te confirm the rumors that a
meeting of ths Albanian league had con
detuned him te death.
A collision occurred en Sunday morning
between a passenger and a freight train at
the state line ou the Mobile & Ohie read,
La. The two engineers and two brakemen
were killed and several ethers fatally
Three colored miners were caught by
the caving in of a portion of the Union
coal mine in Chesterfield county. Ya.. en
Friday, while all of the miners but them
were out of the shaft. At last accounts
only one dead body had been recovered.
A collision occurred between two freight
trains en the North Carolina air line rail
road. Three passenger Philip A. Whis
nalc, Charles Sellc and a negre named
Ned Stroud were Trilled. Themas II.
Gartlcr aud Engineer Wisenbcrry were in
jured. Jehn Barmerc a hack-driver, fell from
his carriage while returning from a funeral
in Baltimore and died instantly. The de
ceased was sixty-four years of age aud left
an invalid wife, two daughters and one
son. It is supposed that he fell from his
seat in an epileptic lit.
The total population of Vermont, accord
ing te the schedules returned te the census
office by the enumcrateis, is 3:12,23(5. Of
this number lOC.SSS are males, and 1G3,
398 females. 291,340 are native, and 50,
94C foreign born. 331,243 are white, and
1,043 colored, including G Indians and 5
During an altercation in Halifax county,
Ya., between Marien Wimbish, a white
boy, aged seventeen, and a negre boy,
about the possession of an axe, the negre
attempted te assault Wimbish with a hoe,
when the latter dealt him a blew en the
ucck with the axe almost .severing the
negre's head from his body.
Within the past forty-eight hours four
tramps have been found in a dying condi
tion from being suffocated by the gas of
lime kilns in the lower part of Richmond,
where such characters arc iu the habit of
spending their nights despite all efforts te
keep them away. Twe of these have
A middle-aged man named Jacob Sey
mour, was killed near Mansfield, by a
shifting engine en the Pan-Handle rail
road. Ne one could be found who saw
the accident, but the unfortunate man had
evidently been walking en the track. He
was a sti anger te the of people Mansfield,
and his remains were taken charge of by
the leeal authorities.
Felix Heymaun shot and killed himself
in the Grand Central hotel, New Yerk.
He had relatives in Philadelphia, one of
whom, a brother-in-law, is said te have
been worth considerable money at one
time. Corener Brady discovered that the
suicide before sheeting himself had re
moved a glass eye, which he were in the
left socket and placed it along with several
ether glass eyes in a hat en the bureau,
near where the body lay. The man evi
dently shot himself while standing before
the bureau mirror. Death must have been
At a Christmas festival held in Secorro,
N. 31., en Christmas evening, several
Mexicans created a disturbance which was
quelled by Mr. Colliding, of the Sun.
Shortly afterward while Colliding and his
wife were leaving church, two Mexican;
seized him by the arms, while the third
fired three shots, killing him instantly.
The assailants lied te a small town in the
vicinity, where they are guarded by 2,000
Mexicans. A large pesse of Americans
well armed intend te get the murderers
into custody even if they have te fight, for
In Newburyport, Mass., a boiler at E.
P. Dedge's shoe factory exploded, killing
Engineer James Huntington, of Bosten ;
Daniel Bridges, a stock fitter, and Jehu
It. Bailey, a heeler. The Chase heeling
establishment and Smith's heeling factory
and boiler house were entirely demol
ished, and the boiler was thrown two
hundred yards into Green street. Thou
sands of panes of glass were broken. Sev
eral men were slightly injured, and the
fireman is repotted missing Had the
help been at work the less of life would
have been terrible.
TJIK SIOUX SCAXUAli.
Yuii .Spotted Tall Ihitpcs witli StntiigMr
The Omaha Herald, in a leccnt issue
saj-s : A scandal among the highest eir
clcs of the Sioux nation has just been agi
tating aboriginal society at Rosebud
agency. The particulars are given the
Herald by a gentleman who came from the
place a day-or two age.
Seme days .since, yeunjr Spotted Tail.
son of Spotted Tail, the renowned chief of
all the Sioux, took advantage of the ab
sence of Chief Stranger Herse en a hunt hunt
ingexpeditien te persuade Stranger Herse's
squaw te elope and live with him. They
remained several days in young Spot's
tepee, without interruption.
Stranger Herse icturned from the hunt
te find his fire gene out, his squaw he
had but one departed, and his tepee
desolate. Gathering his friends about him,
he started out with his rille. threatening
the life of the chief who had brought
shame into his household.
The affair was reported te the agent,
who summoned the faithless wife and her
paramour te the agency, where they were
confronted with the wronged husband.
Yeung Spotted Tail appeared te have
passed through a long debauch, and the
woman hung her head iu the presence of
her husband. When the agent demanded
of young Spot why he had committed this
wrong, flic culprit gave the same lamenta
ble, excuse that was offered by the first of
the race of men. "She led me into it,"
said the wayward chief.
After a full hearing of the case, in
which the agent acted as a mediator, it
wis decided that the wounded honor of
Stranger Herse should be healed with the
gift of an American horse and a number
of valuable articles, and that he should
take back his wife and live with her
Thus bloodshed was averted and the
In following the usages of his tribe,
Stranger Herse will very likely make the
faithless wife a menial and take another
squaw unto himself
She Shet Ulm Siie Did.
Geerge Maitin was shot dead by a young
married woman named Hester, in Robert Robert
eon county, Texas, a few days age, be
cause he made a jesting reference te a suit
for divorce begun by her husband. The
murderess is only 22 years old, is very
handsome, and has been married only a
year. Her husband was standing by
when she shot Martin.
Martin Leuftin was injured en the Pitts
burgh and Lake Erie railroad en Friday
night, and taken te the West Penn hospi
tal, where he new lies dead.
MURDER AND LYNCH LAW.
A BLOODY CHIME AMD QUICK RE
TKIBCTIOX. A Man and His Wife Murdered In Cela
Bleed by a Lnsttal Bearder Who is
Strung Up Without a
Judge or Jury.
The state of Pennsylvania has been
stained by the first lynchiug that has ever
occurred withiu its borders. Jacob Gogle
aud Annie, his wife, with their three
children, aged respectively 9, 12 aud 10
years, a quiet German family, lived in the
little hamlet of Santee's Mills, four miles
north of Bethlehem, en the Lehigh &
Susquehanna railroad. Jeseph Snyder, 24
years of age, of Easten, Pa., worked in an
ere bed in the neighborhood and bearded
in the family. He had frequently made
improper advances toward Alice, the pre
possessing daughter of Mr. Gogle, aged
10. The daughter had complained te her
parents of the actions of Snyder, and
her father had had several stormy inter
views with him, telling him that he must
either leave the house or step at once his
disagreeable attentions te his daughter.
On Saturday they bad a bitter quarrel, and
Snyder was told that he must pay his beard
anil leave the house. On Sunday, Snyder
remained home in a cheerful mood, join
ing with the children and two girl friends,
who had come from Farmersville, a few
miles distant, te spend the night with
them, in singins: their Christmas anthems,
which they were practising for an enter
tainment in which they were te take part
in a few days. The family including Sny
der retired at the usual hour. At 2 o'cleok
yesterday morning Geerge B. Bitter, who
lives a f w reds from the Gogle resi
dence, was awakened by Snyder, who said
that robbers had been te the house and
murdered Mr. and Mrs. Gogle. Bitter
called his hired man, Hugh Sandt, who
accompanied Snyder. The two stepped at
the house of Jeseph Santce, aud they has
tcned te Gogle's house. In the room oc
cupied by Gogle aud his wife a shocking
spectacle was presented. A prettily
wrought bed-quilt was removed from the
head of the bed and there were exposed
te view the murdered couple, Jacob Gogle
and his wife Annie, the former about 38
and the latter 3 1 years of age. The in
strument with which the deed had been
committed, au axe, was still lying cross
wise ever the breast of the woman, as
placed there by the murderer. The sharp
end of the axe had been used in doing the
work. Mr. Gogle's head presented a
shocking appearance, the upper portion of
his skull bavin? been crushed in, and a
frightful gash had been made across the
mouth. His bsad was almost severed.
Mrs. Gogle's skull was also fractured
and her threat cut. Beth lay side by
side, weltering in their bleed.
The farmers from the surrounding
country had by this time flecked te the
scene, and the excitement became intense.
Everybody present was se excited that it
was difficult te obtain auy particulars of
the tragedy. Before 0 o'clock Snyder had
mysteriously disappeared. Frem the
children it was learned that Snyder had
entered their room iu the night and en
deavored te accomplish a hellish purpose
en Alice, the eldest daughter. Net suc
ceeding in his purpose, he locked their
deer en the outside. Then it is sup
posed that he went down stairs and
murdered the sleeping couple. Snyder
was attired in a shirt only, and with his
hands dripping with bleed, he crept back
into Alice's room. She had a companion
sleeping with her, and as seen as he
touched the bed they awoke and ran
screaming from the room. He followed,
aud drove them and the children into the
upper room, aud locked the deer.
Through a stovepipe hole they saw him
burn his shirt in the room below. Then
he dressed himself, let them out, and toel:
them te the room where the murdered
parents lay, saying that burglars had done
the deed, and that he was going te alarm
With Snyder's disappearance from the
premises there also disappeaicd a four
barrel revolver, which was kept in an
empty cigar box en the window sill in Mr.
Gogle's bedroom. The revolver was
owned by Mr. Gogle. Under the direc
tion of Detective Yehe, the country was
scoured te find Snyder. Every feet-print
was followed, and at length Yehe, search
ing through the straw in Capt. Bitter's
barn, caught the murderer by the leg. He
made no resistance, and the detective
handcuffed him and took him te the scene
of the traircdy, followed by a large crowd
of persons, who yelled "Hang him!''
"hang him 1" The missing revolver was
found ou Snyder. At about 9:30 a. m.
Corener Uhler drove te the house in a
sleigh. The prisoner was taken into the
house and carefully guarded by Detective
Yehe with revolver in hand. Threats of
hanging the prisoner were continuously
made. The people would net listen te any
reasoning. The Rev. D. F. Brcndle of
Bethlehem, who was present, asked the
" Did you de this dreadful thing ?"
" Yes, I did," he answered.
When asked why, he said lightly : "Ah,
that is the question."
The coroner started with the jury te go
te a room upstairs. As seen as he was
gene the crowd entered and bustled the
detective out of the way. A repe was
thrown ever Snyder's neck, and he wa
dragged and pushed te the deer. The
clercvman implored the lynchers te pause
and addressing Snyder, said : "They will
make short work with yea ; de yen want
te say a prayer ?''
lie answered : "Ne, I want te be hung.
I never said but one prayer, and that is
enough." He fell down the front steps
and they dragged him en his back te a
tree. The detective fought his way te
Snyder's side and said, "I can't save you,
Snyder." He replied, coolly, "Oh, that's
all riidit." A double clothesline was put
round his neck in a noose, and the ether
end was thrown ever the limb of a chest
nut tree. Then they swung him up.
The repe slipped down the limb, and
he fell te the ground. Then a man
mounted the tree and passed the rope
ever another limb, and they swung him
up again. He showed no fear and
never asked for mercy.. The repe was
made fast te the fence en the ether side of
the read and he was left hanging for half
an hour. When the coroner came down
from the inquest the body was still hang
ing te the tree. When District Attorney
Anstctt arrived the body lay at the feet
of the tree. Ne information could be ob
tained as te the lynchers. Ne arrests have
been made. The coroner's jury found that
Jacob and Anna Gogle came te their
death from blows inflicted with an axe in
the hands of Jeseph Snyder.
Toe much credit caunet be given te the
brave and determined efforts of Detective
Yehe in try ing te save the prisoner's life.
Three times did lie drag him from under
the fatal limb, aud winding the rope
around his right arm placed his own body
between the muiderer ani his enemies.
The prisoner, instead of pleading for mercy
and his life, seemed te rattier court death,
and in direct opposition te the efforts of
Mr. Yehe placed himself under the tree.
An agile youth mounted the tree, and
threw the rope ever one of its branches.
The eager crowd, numbering about 100,
grabbed the ether, and hauled the mur
derer up. Se quickly was it accomplished
that Yeke, whose arm was still entwined
in the rope, was heisted three or four feet
into the air with the murderer. The pris
oner was asked if he had anything te say,
and confessed in a trembling voice that he
had tried te ravish the girl, and had mur
dered the parents iu revenge for his failure.
Corener Uhler cut the body dewu aud it
was removed te the county poorhouse.
THE OUTLOOK AT UAKRISBURU.
Political Points for tbe Incoming Legisla
The friends of Hen. Galusha A. Grew
are te have a consultation some day this
week. The precise time of the meeting
has net been promulgated.
The Republican slate committee" of
the Senate will meet at the Lochiel hotel
en Friday next for the purpose of parcel
ing out the subordinate offices of the
The Oliver boom for the United States
senatership has already been started here.
The local adherents of the house of Cam Cam
eeon are for Oliver te a man, though some
of them fellow the standard of the Pitts
burgh candidate rather reluetautlv.
The tight for the chief clerkship of the
Heuse has narrowed down between S. A
Lehch, of Schuylkill, and Harry
of Philadelphia. It is going en as
ly as ever, with Lesch apparently
It seems te be regarded as a foregone
conclusion that Hen. B. L. Hewit, of
Blair, will be the speaker of the new
Among the candidates for superinten
dent of the public grounds are W. H. Pat
terson, erthis city, and Caleb Pierce, of
Chester county. The appointment will be
made en the 1st of Jauuary.
Harry Huhu disputes the right of W.
P. Small, esq., te call the Heuse te order.'
Mr. annul, however, has been recognized
by the governor, auditor general and state
treasurer as the actiug chief clerk.
A new superintendent of common
schools will be appointed this year te suc
ceed Hen. J. P. Wickersham, whose term
of office is about te expire.
The term of J. W. Jenes, esq., supcrin
tendent of public printing, is about te ex
pire, and Governer Heyt will appoint his
successor duriug the session of the Legis
lature. Crushed te Heath In au Klcvater.
William B. Hutchinson, aged 14 years,
met with a terrible death yesterday morn
ing in Philadelphia. He was employed in
Barrows, Sweeney & Ce.'s foundry at
Frent and Reed streets as a sort of errand
boy. While attempting te lower the ele
vator preparatory te heisting sonie coal,
the descending box struck him ou the back
and wedged his head and shoulders be
tween the elevator and screen, where he
was found in an insensible condition by
one of the employees. He died shortly
after being extricated from the death trap.
William was the only son of a widowed
mother, who relied upon him te a large
extent for support.
The Celd Snap.
At 8 o'clock yesterdav mei-niii" the mer
cury at Fert Gary was sixty degrees below
zero, at i'embma thirty-four degrees be
low, at St. Paul sixteen degrees below, at
La Cresse fifteen degrees below, at Dululh
twenty-one degrees below, at Omaha eight
degrees below, at Milwaukee it was at
zero, at Cheyenne four degrees above zcie,
at St. Leuis six degrees above aud at Chi
cago eleven degrees above.
Lecal Tobacco Market.
uur market has been very dull ter a
week. The few buyers who were here
have lett town and gene home te enjoy
their holidays. Ihey will net return
until the new year comes iu, and they will
net be likely te return then unless they
should be a season of moist weather te
soften the tobacco se that an examination
of it may be made. A geed many farmers
use steamers with which te keep the at
mosphere moist in their tobacco houses,
but we hear many buyers object te the
practice en the ground that it injures the
quality of the leaf. It is believed
that net one half of the crop is yet strip
ped, and of course it cannot be stripped
during the present cold and dry weather,
uulcss artificial means arc used te keep it
moist. Lecal dealers en being asked why
they arc net in the field making purchases
shrug their shoulders, say it is tee cold,
and that they will wait till they can wear
their straw hats, by which time the farm -
ers may be willing te sell their crops ler
what .they arc worth. These sayings,
however, may be only a trick of the trade.
We shall expect te see net only the leeal
buyers but the " foreigners" ou hand in
side of a fortnight.
Net much is doing in 1879 leaf. About
100 cases were disposed of during the last
week en private terms.
The New Yerk Todacce Leaf of Satur
day, which only reached us this morning,
notes the following transactions in Penn
sylvania aud ether tobacco iu that city :
Messrs. E. Reseuwald & Bre., sold 100
cases, consisting of Pennsylvania and Con
necticut of 1879 growth this week.
Mr. Henry Meyer, of Cincinnati, was in
town during the week, and bought 200
cases of 1879 Pennsylvania from a Water
Messrs. L. Gershel & Bre., of this city,
sold during the week 170 cases Connecti
cut, of their own packing, partly te a job
ber ami partly te a manufacturer.
Mr. Rothschild, of Messrs. Rothschild,
Sehreeder & Eliel, Chicago, was ri town
during the week. This firm has bought
several hundred cases fine Pennsylvania
and Housatonic wrappers an I few hun
dred bales of Havana.
Hew a Ganjj of Tramps llad a Heed Time Time
Fer several days past a gang of tramps
have been in this city, where they proba
bly came te spend their holiday season.
Every night it has been their custom te
station themselves at different points along
North Queen street. They would step
almost every male passer-by and in the
most piteous tones would ask for a few
pennies " te get a night's lodging." Sev
eral members of the gang were mero bold
and would go into stores and ask for cash.
They went from deer te deer and one
would be en the watch while the ethers
"worked" the stores.
Last night the gang, numbering seven,
managed te secure seme money, with
which they purchased whisky. They all
became drui'k an.1 shortly before twelve
o'clock started out East King street.
When they reached a point near Plum
street they became engaged in a quarrel
and began te batter each ether's faces.
Several persons were drawn te the scene
by the noise and they took two of tiie
tramps te the station house. Officers
Cremcr, Ceylc and Lcmau then started
out East King street and arrested four
ethers. They were all lucked up and this
morning the mayor sent them te jail as
fellows : one 30 days, one 20, one 15, one
12 and two for 10.
Twe of the men had their faces terribly
cut during the fight. The seventh man
who did net happen te be in the party
when they were arrested was net caught.
He is still iu town, however, but as he is
rather sly he may elude arrest, as he has
been here for several weeks past.
K. OF P.
Election et OlHcers.
Lancaster ledge, Ne. 08, Knights of
Pythias, elected the following officers last
evening te serve for the ensuing term :
C. C Jehn L. Ceylo.
V. C Jehn S. Graham.
P. Goe. Schcetz.
M. of A H. H. Holten.
M. of F. Chas. II. Brown.
M. of E. Jno. McGinnis.
K. of R. aud S. Dr. M. W. Raub.
Trustee Wm. Kahl.
Grade or Pupils.
The following is the percentage of the
pupils of the girls' high school for the
month of December, 1SS0 :
Sadie Sbindle ICO Ella Dubbs...
...100 S. C Ellmaker 97
...100 Miilnie Brown 95
...100 Annie Bitner 4
... 93 Marv Reyer 93
... 93 Ai!a Steven si
93 Minnie Peacock 91
93 Emma Fiek 91
93 Lillie Rese SO
93 Mav Sutten 88
97iSalIie MeCermiek.. 75
Xuenil Ebcrman... DJlMav Frick 9
. 9S,Kittic Shirk 91
. tWLAlicc MeXaugktan. 91
Emma Keitt OS) Mum te Sliarp...
j.ujrtiui .uuuuw ..... ira riuiu uenrtl
Emma Lively 971 Kate McGinnis..
Ella Staufler ittiMarv.Smeker
Sallie Gretr. OiiMinnlc Annie...
HallieSkeen Ml Marv Everts
EtHelteimensnyder. 91 Anna
l-.mnui raiK sji
Allie Arneld 93
Bella Weitzel 93
Mary Mcl'liersen... 93
Anna Weisc 93
Katie Gast 93
Sadie Fleming. 93
Ella Killingei- 97
Emma Smith 97
Edith Reprers 97
Marv Ilalbacli 97
Sue llarkiiw 9u
Ida Iluzzard 90
Emma Sener 96
Sallic Lein; 'M
Katie Barnes 36
Elsie l'cters 90
Hattie MeKeewn... 9tf
Agnes Carpenter ..
Sal lie Bcnnewit
Amy Ball ,
Grade or l'upils.
The following is the grade by classes of
the pupils in attendance at the boys' sec
ondary school, North Mulberry street, for
the month ending December 21, 1880, the
first column of figures indicating the con
duct of the pupils, and the second column
the progress iu the several branches of
Hull 11 C
llartman F C...
. 95 HO
. 95 90
. 90 90
. 90 95
. 85 85
. 95 90
. 97 95
. 90 90
. 90 87
. 95 90
Derwart G E
Harpel G I
Bitner .1 W
Bitner A W
Sterml'eltz W L.
Coxey, F. I!
Cehe Herbert... KM
Hoever W J...
Leciier W 15....
Lneher C B
Leippc II S
Bowels 11 U....
Can- Michael 100
Keyer Calvin !)S
Goedlmrt Tiies.. 98
Leng Clias 92
licit-din E K IU)
Xauniau Cha... 90
Seliaum Wm 92
Krev A 91
Mu-iselinan Win 93
Stautt'er Hurry.. 95
Carman .1 M 82
l'ewden C E...
Shultz II E
Kryder C F
. 90 90
. 95 95
. 9) 90
. X 95
. 90 95
. 90 92
. K ST,
Heitshu W R....
Gust E II
Miller W C
Glever II D
Godfrey J II
Weaver G It
Leippe M L
. SO 80
. 93 80
. 93 72
. 82 72
.. 70 80
. SO 58
. 93 59
. 92 48
.. SO 52
. 85 52
t 82 50
Smith Frank 89
Reese Ward 89
Kirk Alfred 31
Mcl'hersen II... 74
Frailey Henry... 81
Jeffries Milten.. 71
Walker Eil 03
Laverty Ualph.. 40
Reinieiisiiyder C 01
McCartney C 83
Ilrinser Elmer.. 85
Benawit Will ...
Washington i:rugli Items.
Jehn W. Metzgcr, proprietor of the
" Susquehana hotel," has moved te Colum
bia where he will take charge of a hotel
en Frent street. He also keeps the Snsquc
haua hotel, of this place, iu "full blast"
as a drinking heuse only.
Tobacco buyers arc moving around this
way since Christmas. One small let has
been sold for fourteen "through, "another
for thirteen and ene lare let for sixteen
through, while still another refused twenty
through. Seme of our farmers have
finished stripping, ethers will finish in a
week or two.
Rcnjaman Wcrlz, administrator of Jacob
Allisen, deceased, sold at public sale en
rrulay evening, Dee. 24th, one house and
let of ground fi!r610 te Jacob Brown
miller. Three lets of ground for $020 te
The Church of Ged of this place had au
entertainment en Christmas eveuing. It
was ene of the best that was ever given
iu Washington and reilects great credit
en the managers, especially the minister
in charge. Rev. Recver.
The M. E. church intends te have an
entertainment en New Year's evening for
the benefit of the church, and from the
pregramme it premises te be quite a suc
cess se far as the performance is concerned
Let every person de what he can te make
it a success financially.
Identified the U;ig.
A few mornings age Albert Arndt was
arrested when a bag containing a let of
chickens was found in his possession.
Andrew Shaubach. residing en the Stras
burg pike, has identified the bag as his
property. He says that at different times
corn, chickens, fcc, have been stolen from
his premises. Arndt will he heard before
Alderman A. F. Dennelly te-morrow
ST. JOHN'S 1AV.
The Masonic Appointments.
Yesterday being St. Jehn's Day, nota
ble in the Masonic calendar, the grand
efHccrs-clcct were installed tit Philadel
phia and the grand master announced his
appointments. Spencer C. Gilbert, of
Harrisburg, is one of the grand stewards ;
B. Frank Brcncman, of Lancaster, is ap
pointed deputy grand master for Lancaster
and Yerk counties.
, 50 87
A Geed Shew and a Bis Uebm-FrMat
Last evening Prof. Hartz,the illusionist,
opened in Fulton hall te a large andience.
The gallery was full and se were the ether
parts of the house. The professor is really
great in his performance, which astonished
and delighted the audience. lie perforated
a number of marvelous tricks, with ureatcr
skill than any similar artist that has been
here for years. He took high hat from
tha hand of a gentleman ia- taaaadmce,
and immediately drew fretu it about three
dozen titl tumblers, a bird cage, large dell,
a half dozen plumes, a dozen eaas of to
matoes, a let of fancy boxes, a half dezea
lighted Chinese lanterns and a dozen racks
of cards. Frem a piece of common c'eta
he would bring forth dishes tilled with
water. Flowers were grown ia dishes
covered with a cloth, and eggs werefeund
in men's hair. The professor filed a large
canister with cloth balls and at the shot
of a pistol transformed them into a glass
case, which hung suspended between two
poles. He held a cage with a canary in it
in front of his body and at a signal both
disappeared. Numerous ether very clever
tricks were performed.
Miss Mitchell gave an exhibition of sec
ond sight. With her eyes blindfolded she
was able te tell the name of any article
which the professor would get from peo
ple in the audience and held up. This
lady was also made te sleep in the air.
Between the acts of the professor the
ether part of the performance was intro
duced. Prof. Duncan, an excellent ven
triloquist, showed his talking figures and
gave imitations. He is ene of the best
ventriloquists traveling and his act is full
of fun. Frank Lawten, the negre come
dian, made a big hit and received a num
ber of encores, ne docs a capital song
aud danceand dances a rattling "eight
day steve raffling " jig. Prof. Parker has
a troupe or dogs which can de almost any
thing but talk. Their performance is
really wonderful. Twe of the animal
made seme very long leaps, and the act
ended with a circus by the dogs.
A number of valuable presents were
given away in the following manner : As
persons enter the hall they are presented
with an envelope containing a piece of pa
per, many of which bear numbers. Each
of the numbers draw a prize. After the
performance these numbers are taken te
the stage when the prizes arc given
away. Among the articles drawn
last evening were lamps, glassware,
cups and saucers, hams, quarters of
flour, &e. After this drawing the three
principal prizes are drawn. All the num
bers arc placed in a hat which is in charge
of a committee selected from the audience.
A small boy then draws ene number at a
time and each of the three draws a prize.
They wcre wen as fellows last night : Ne.
52W, Jacob Brobst, of 225 Middle street, a
clothes basket full ofgreccries ; Ne. 5293,
Mrs. Alice Stein, of Charlette street, a
beautiful china set ; Ne 5252, Andrew
Beam, of Mountville, a large lamp.
The drawing is conducted en the square
and there is no humbug about it. This
evening a new sewing maching will be one
of the principal prizes.
Last evening the Lancaster Miennercher
gave one of their pleasant entertainments in
their hall, which was as usual en occasions
of this chara.'. tcr largely attended by mem
bers and their families. The customary
concert pregramme was dispensed with,
though there were a few fine selections
rendered in theirwell-knewu excellent style
by the Miennercher, and soles by Mr.
Harry C. Mcllinger and Master Temmy
McEvey, all of which called out liberal
applause. The dancing began early and
continued late. Tayler's popular orches
tra was prescnt,and te the inspiring strains
of the music the fleet hours sped rapidly
away in the graceful and merry
dance, all entering with .est into the pre
vailing spirit. The refreshments were at
tractively aud abundantly served in the
lower room at very moderate cost, and the
inner man was net permitted te suffer for
lack of geed things. The gentlemen of
the Mscuncrcher having these seciables in
charge are te be complimented en the suc
cess that uniformly crowns their efforts.
The following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the po.steflico December
27. 18S0 :
Ladles' List. Mrs. Frank Bar, Susan
Benedict. Miss Belle Bunting, Miss Alice
Ceely, Mrs. Alice M. Carrell, Miss Amanda
Carrell, Miss Barbara Cenklin, Mrs. Mary
C. Herman, Miss M. Lizzie Herr. Mrs.
Sarah Ileliis, Mrs. Jay, 3Irs. Marv Jehns,
Mrs. Ellen Kerr, Mrs. Maria Keller, Miss
Sarah Siebcr, Mrs. Jacob Souder, Miss
Lillie Walker, Mrs. JaneR. Ziegler.
Gents' List. Ambrose Cavna, Jehn H.
Dcincr, Robt. C. Dean, Jehn E. Dougherty,
Jehn P. Endcrs, Denis Fries, Harry
Feltybcrger, Leenard Feebler (for.). Wm.
N. Gibsen, D. F. Hoever, J. J. Kirwin,
Dr. (1. Knepper, Jehn Cenrad Keenig
(for.), Robt. II. Kirk (for.), Johannes
Kcminlcr (for.), Esaias E. Lankhuff,
Michael Liningcr, F. K. Metzgcr, William
Randies, A. R. Roberts, Gee. Schanz,
Tobias Shenk, Nicholas Schultz, C. F.
Tabcr, Wilmer P Waring, James Wilsen.
That 'Horrid" Owl.
Wilmington Every Evening.
Tiie Lancaster Old, by its vile and ob
scene publications, continues te excite the
anger of many people in our community,
whether they arc favored (?) with a notice
or net. A great many, of course, laugh at
the items which it contains, but ethers de
net, for the lying pen of this vile publica
tion, in comparison with which the illu
tratcd police papers arc models of decency,
is liable te de irreparable injury te worthy
people, especially te young ladies whose
characters it may cheese, without warrant,
te assault. In view of the fact that there
i a doubt as te whether its sale can be
legally suppressed here, a number of our
citizens have resolved net te purchase or
read it under any circumstances, and if the
remainder of the community can repress
its curiosity and fellow this example, the
circulation of this organ of depravity can
Te I impact a llrldg-e.
W. M. Cooper, Sadsbury ; D. B. Quigley
Bart; Patrick Swisher and W. W.
Withers, Eden ; Francis N. Scott and
Albert B. Werth, Colerain township,
have been appointed by the court viewers
te inspect the bridge recently erected at
Mercer's Fording, ever the Octoraro, by
Dcets & Carter, contractors. The viewers,
together with the commissioners of Lan
caster and Chester counties, will meet en
Tuesday, January 4, at thebridge.where an
inspection will be made.
On Sunday Agnes Powell, a little daugh
ter of Jehn Powell, of Middle street, while
en her way home from Sunday-school was
struck iu the eye by a snowball thrown by
a bej Her eye was badly bruised and is
new very black. The boys of this city act
very badly en the street, during the time
that the snow is lying. They threw snow
balls at every body and many of them
tdke great delight in throwing at little
girl.? or old people who are unable te pro
tect thcmsalves. The police should keep
their eyes en them.
In argument court, the orphans' court
list is .still te be argued, but two cases
In the case of Daniel McCeurt, deceased.
Rnlc te show cause why the appeal from
the decision of the register in admitting
the will te prebate should net be stricken
off, the ceutt delivered an opinion making
the rule absolute.