Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, December 29, 1880, Image 2

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Hancastcx intelligencer.
Mr. tiewen's Fight.
Mr. Gewen sends a new surprise te bis
enemies in Reading from across the
ocean, by advising them of a postpone
ment of the election for managers of the
read and of his confidence that he will
again be chosen te control it. Mr. Gow Gew
en's cenGdencc, in view of the ascertain
ed fact that the McCalments propose te
cast their one-third of the stock against
him, is remarkable, and with any one
else would suggest the suspicion that he
was whistling te keep his courage up.
But Mr. Gewen has such extreme confi cenfi
dence in himself and his fortunes that he
never needs either te stimulate or simu
late his courage. He is an intrepid man.
Almest any one else in his place would
quail before stockholders who own one
third of the whole stock of His corpora
tion. Mr. Gewen has always had a habit
of treating the McCalments with any
thing but distinguished consideration,
notwithstanding they have hitherto been
his solid support. Perhaps the contempt
which his association begat aids him te
hurl defiance at them new when they
turn against him. But even though the
McCalments had shown themselves
stronger than they have, Mr. Gewen is
net the man te submit quietly te their
will when his is otherwise. He is just
about the ugliest man te tread upon or
te combat that we happen te knew. If
he is unhorsed in this affray, he
will net go down alone. There will
be plenty of saddles empty along
with his and the Heading corporation
itself will come out of the battle most
tattered and tern and all forlorn. The
Messrs. McCalmont seem te us te be
very ignorant of the state of the com
pany in which they held se large an in
terest, or te be naturally very stupid
or a third possibility they have been
bribed; else they certainly would net
want te displace Mr. Gewen new. It is
a case of swapping horses crossing a
stream; and furthermore, it is de
posing Mr. Gewen just when his
Tery remarkable force of character
and sanguincnuss of disposition and
wealth of resources make him very
valuable te his company. The elements
of his character that are virtues new
were vices when they led him te sub
merge the Heading corporation under a
lead it could net carry. Hut new when
every effort is being made by him te
lighten the ship, and the measures lie
proposes are undoubtedly geed if they
can be carried out, and when he is con
fessedly the best man te push them
through, wise owners would surely re
tain his services.
The Messrs. McCalmont would have
vindicated their wisdom in calling a halt
a few years age en their captain when
he was leading their vessel down te the
gunwales in anticipation of a voyage in
calm seas and with the steady winds then
blowing. They would have looked ahead
and foreseen the storm that came down
upon them. Then was the time te warn
a rash captain or change him ; but new,
when calm seas have conic again and the
brave captain still floats in his water
logged ship, is net the time te seek te
displace him.
It seems impossible te conduct public
institutions without some scandal and
without dilficulties between the manage
ment and subordinates, into which ether
considerations than these of real public
interests enter. 'Under the system in
vogue in our state, we are forever hear
ing of these troubles in jails, almshouses
and hospitals, and what with petty po
litical huckstering, professional jealous
ies aud mercantile jobbery, there is no
doubt that the public trusts are
often abused and the care of
the unfortunate inmates neglected
by these who fight about the
responsibility for this condition of things.
The people of the state arc new being
treated te such a washing of dirty linen
in the management of the state lunatic
hospital where the trustees propose te
oust Dr. Curwen who has long been ihe
successful and popular medical director
there. There arc charges and counter
charges which make it pretty hard for
the public te get a proper knowledge of
the facts in the case. They knew, how
ever, that Dr. Curwen has been a suc
cessful incumbent of his place, his ad
ministration being approved ever and
ever again by the beard which new sug
gests his removal ; aud if he is deposed
it will be necessary te show better reason
for it than his pretest against trustees
furnishing supplies te the hospital con
trary te law.
The abundant snow-fall at this season,
going se far te justify the predictions of
Venner, the Canadian weather prophet,
will direct public attention te him, and
Hazen, the new " Old Prebs "' is quite
neglected ljeside him. Weather
prophets are never without honor
even in their own country and
when they hit it se squarely as Venner
and the groundhog they merit public
confidence and attention. The extremely
cold weather which Ilaen predicted for
us yesterday has net arrived in time te
prevent the fall of Venner 's snow, and it
keeps coming down as if determined te
make geed his prediction of an eleven eleven
feet fall.
Investigations of the management
of the Congressional flower gardens go te
show that a half million dollars are spent
en them annually, and that many of the
bouquets gathered from them go te far
mere improper uses than the delight and
adornment of congressmen's wives and
daughters. Trace of the people te whom
they have gene is said te have made
some of the national councillers very
nervous and anxious te choke off the in
quiry. But if the public money pays for
them the people have a right te knew
who gets the flowers. '
Seme of the newspapers ever in the
region of the recent murder and lynch
ing complain that the criticisms en the
lawless action of the crowd comes from
these who de net feel as the lynchers
felt. That is exactly the reason why
they are better qualified te judge of the
fitness of their conduct.
New Jersey had no better fighting
soldier than Phil. Kearney, and she
honors herself as well his memory by un
veiling a statue of him in the city of
Ne tickets will be issued for Senater
McDonald's wedding, which will take
place in church.
Mrs. . S. Cckter, mother of the lata
General Geerge A. Custer, is lyiug at the
point of death at her home in Menree,
Mich. She has never recovered from the
shock of the death of her son.
The late Attorney General Akkrmas
has left a widow and five young sons liv
ing quietly in their pretty little home near
Cartcrsville, Ga. Mrs. Akerman is, un
aided, preparing her boys for college. She
has taught them all they knew.
Mrs. Ramsey, wife of the secretary of
war, is still se ill that it is thought she
will net be able te entertain in Washing
ton during the season. Mrs. Perter, tee,
the wife of the admiral, is in such feeble
health that her house will probably be
closed all winter.
Sarah Bernhardt, en the eve of her
departure from France, said : " I shall
keep a diary, in which I shall write my
impressions of the day every morning and
evening. When I return I shall publish
it without changing a word. In this man
ner, if I de net discover America, I shall
discover myself at least, and all the world
shall knew what Sarah Bernhardt has ex
perienced from the day she departed te
the day she returns,"
The celebrated CnAiu.ES O'Coxen has
recently become a citizen of Massachusetts
and rclinquishsd his citizenship in New
Yerk state. He new resides in Nantucket
with the intention of remaining and has
brought with him his Fert Washiugten
household. Every few days packages of
books arrive for him, and it is understood
that he is writing a law treatise which is
te be his final professional effort, and his
payment of the debt which Lord Chancel
lor Bacou declared that every lawyer owed
his profession.
" Six Little Cooks " is the name of a
Washington, D. C, cooking club, modeled
after that known as "The Belles of the
Kitchen," which proved te several of its
members a sure step te matrimony.
There arc only six members all young and
geed-looking aud at their mcetings they
are te wear mob caps and aprons of Swiss
musliu trimmed with with scarlet and
pale blue, which arc the colors of the club.
The badge, te be worn en the left breast,
is of scarlet silk, en which is te be em
broidered in blue floss the letters "S. L.
C' At each meeting a dish is te be
cooked by a member and criticised by the
ether five, and in January a lunch is te be
given, of which six dishes thus perfected
will form a leading feature.
Rev. Dr. Mtren Adams, of Rochester,
fellows his brother in denying endless
Nearly 7,000 young people have recent
ly offered themselves for the Cambridge
local examinations. A third of the num
ber arc young girls.
General Grant is very deeply inter
cstcd in the subject et an intcreccanic
ship canal, and an article dictated by him
will appear in the North American Review
for February, favoring the Nicaragua
scheme and opposing the DcLcsseps
Panama entcrpi i6c.
Haves intends te fill the offices new
held by the district attorneys for the
Northern and Southern districts of New
Yerk and by the United States marshal,
with men of pronounced anti-Conkling
stripe. Conkling will have their confirma
tions hung up until Garfield can de better.
wegian poet and author, told au audience
iu Chicago en Sunday that the government
of Norway is much tee despotic, and that
he anticipates that before long a change
will be made by the dethronement of thr
monarch and the establishment of a re
public. The famine in Russia, it is predicted,
will assume proportions altogether beyond
previous estimates, and no steps arc taken
te meet it. The Russian peasant cannot
afford at the best of times te cat wheat,
and this grain has been sold long ahead te
the Jews aud ether middlemen. What is
needed is an immediate importation of
cheaper grain, if such can be obtained.
Hayes has determined te appoint D. A.
Pardee te the judgeship made vacant by
the promotion of Judge Weeds te the su
preme bench. Pardee lives in Louisiana,
but he was born in Ohie, just as Judge
Weeds was. An Ohie man cannot hide
himself se securely, the Philadelphia Dalle,
tin thinks, "that the president will be un
able te find him when there is an office te
be filled."
Since the withdrawal of Governer
Fester from the senatorial contest in Ohie
there has been much speculation whether
or net Judge West would also withdraw.
In response te an inquiry en this subject
a gentleman iu Columbus received a very
amusing and sarcastic letter, saying :
"As true patriotism in its modern sense is
devotion te party harmony, and as I have
concluded te take the senatership iu order
te relieve the president-elect from em
barrassment in the formation of his
cabinet, I am confidently expecting the
unselfish patriotism of Secretary Sherman
te fellow the noble example of the gover
nor. Possibly I am a little sanguninc in
this expectation."
Samuel B. Gruel, of Reading a veteran
of the war of 1812, died yesterday.
The Pittsburg Ditpatch fiercely opposes
the election of H W. Oliver te the
United States Senate. Toe late !
Nicholas Schwartz, seventy years old,
has been found drowned in a peel of water
at Brackney.
Hiram Shaw, was struck by a train en
the Bardell read en Sunday, and died of
the injuries. His remains were taken te
The boiler in the flour mill at Conuells Cenuells
villc exploded and a piece of iron struck
Henry Lee, the miller, en the head, kill
ing him instantly.
Wan-ants are out for the arrest of all who
participated actively in the lynching of
Jeseph Snyder. It is ieared that no jury
can be found te convict.
Hen. A. C. Tate, of Clearfield, while at
tend the funeral of Dr. Crouch, who died
of apoplexy at Curwcnsville, fell dead from
heart disease at the grave of Dr. Crouch.
Themas A. Spencc, while en his way
from Mansfield te Pittsburgh, died from
apoplexy in the cars. He was au old resi
dent of Pittsburgh, but of late has been
living in Mansfield.
C. E. Parish, the owner of extensive coal
mines in Luzerne county, has issued an
order prohibiting the employees from
making presents te the mine bosses here
after. The Easten Express thinks that the
newspapers which condemn the North
ampton county lynching cannot feel as
did these who steed in the presence of the
murdered dead and heard the agonizing
cries of the orphaned children.
Fer Christmas decorations Philadelphia
used 13,000 trees, 500,000 yards of laurel
and ether wreaths, and 1,000 barrels of
mess, costing in the aggregate about
$54,000, te say nothing of vast stories of
holly and liewcrs. Ihe trees came prin
cipally from Maine aud the laurel and
niess "from the swamps of New Jersey.
Chicago has storage capacity for 24,702,
000 bushels or grain, with 14,000,000 bush
els te store.
Amity Pierce was fatallv wounded by an
unknown person at a ball in Jacksonville,
A boiler explosion in Loomis' paper mill
at Piqua. Ohie, caused damage te the ex
tent of $10,000. Ne one was hurt.
Jehn Phair, a barber, was killed in his
shop at Glen's Falls, being shot by some
person unknown through the window.
Jacob Fcrrisen was frozen te death at
Dunkirk, Ohie. He was feeble, and it is
supposed that, having fallen, he was una
ble te rse or te make himself heard.
Cewpcns centennial celebration, which
had been announced for January 17 at
Spartanburg. S. C, has been deferred te a
date net yet fixed, te enable ether state te
The Russian traveler and explorer, Cel.
Prejcvalsky, has returned te Omsk safely
after two years of dangerous exploration
iu Chinese Mongolia. His attempt te
enter Thibet was unsuccessful.
Near Washington, Intl., while Marcus
Bralten, aged twenty-one, and Jehn
Woedsmull, aged .seventeen, were en their
way home from a singing school they quar
reled, when the former was killed by the
Frem Sept. 1 te Nev. 20, 40 giuheuses
were burned in Georgia, 1(5 in Alabama,
and 5 in Flerida. It seems that a ginheusc
is about as inflammable as a gunpowder
mill. These Gl fires were caused by grit
getting among the cotton, or by matches
dropped by the earcless workmen.
The boiler in a shingle mill at Vesta
burg, 3Iich., exploded, killing instantly
Frank Filkius, the engineer, and Frauk
Ainslcy, night watchman, and badly in
juring Geerge Wilcox, M. Turk and an un
known man. The mill was shattered te
atoms. Frezen pipes were the cause of
the explosion.
The decision of the referee iu the Vig-naux-SIessun
billiard match is being sc
vcrcly criticised even by French billiard
experts. It is understood that M. Pieet,
who acted as referee in the previous inter
national match, unreservedly condemns it.
The mistake made by Slossen was in net
instantly lavinir down his cue and rcfusin
te nlav out, "the mntcli.
The funeral services ever seven of the
bodies of the victims of the late Birge
factory lire were held in Buffalo yesterday
from St. Jeseph's Catholic cathedral.
Twenty-eight boys from the factory acted
as pallbearers. A solemn requiem mass
was celebrated and an impressive sermon
was delivered by the Right Rev. Bishop
Ryan. At 'the close of the sermon the
final absolutions were pronounced, the
right reverend bishop officiating. The
burial was at Lime Stene hill, the bodies
being iutcircd in one common grave, a let
for that purpose having been donated by
St. Jeseph's cathedral.
Owing te a drunken freight cngiueer
running without orders, near Tiffin, O., a
collision Occurred with a passenger
train going south. The two engines were
wrecked, the mail, express and baggage
cars were thrown together aud burned,
consuming the mail and express matter.
The baggage was nearly all saved. William
Woodberry, fireman en the passenger
train, was killed outright. He had been
married recently and his wife was aboard
the train, Rebert Halyen. engineer of
train, was seriously injured. T. G. El'cry,
express messenger, had his light leg
broken. A. Stewart, mail agent, was sc sc
rieuslv hurt in the back.
u.vnnv or the west."
A Yeung Man of Ilusincss Capacity.
The Philadelphia Times has an extended
sketch te day of Harry AV. Oliver, the
gentleman who, by the voice of the Alle
gheny delegation and the support of the
Cameren element, comes te the front as a
very premising contestant of Grew for
senatorial honors. According te this re
port Oliver has great popularity at home
aud signal business capacity. In 18GS he
was shipping clerk for GracfT, Bennett &
Ce., and when offered an increase in sal
ary he asked and was denied an interest
in the business. He quit them and started
au establishment of his own which new
employs nearly three thousand men and
boys, turns nut fifty thousand tens of iron
a year, pays $100,000 per month in wages
and salaries, works up into special
ties most of the iron manufactured
iu its own mills and does a busi
ness of about $4,000,000 a year.
This firm is Oliver Bres, & Phillips.
His firm was carried ever the panic by
manufacturing its own iron into articles of
trade, and it made a great deal of money
by laying in immense stocks of iron prier
te its rise in 1879. Oliver was born in
Tyrene, Ireland in 1840,came te Pittsburgh
in 1841 and rose te shipping clerk, through
the stages of telegraph messenger, and
office boy. He has had no experience in
public life except in Pittsburgh city com
mon councils where the Times report says:
" He was chosen president during his
second term. He then proved himself a
ready debater and a skilful parliament
arian. He was abundantly able te cope
with the most skillful lawyer in council in
debate, and a live, wide-awake member,
whose services were highly valued by his
ward and the city at large."
Service in state conventions, en the county
committee, as elector at large and liberal
subscriptions te Republican campaign
funds have brought him into notice
chiefly as a politician. He is said te be
highly popular with all classes in Pitts
burgh and .te be an intelligent student of
public affairs and a representative busi
ness man.
Mioetiug Twe and Calling ills Way
Through the Others With a Knife.
A disturbance occurred at Smithville,
fifteen miles west of Fortress Menree, be
tween a white man named Dunn and a
party of colored men who had met te or
ganize a military company. One of the
negrees caught Dunn by the whiskers and
slapped his face, whereupon Dunn drew a
single-barreled pistol and killed his as
sailant. Dunn then ran into a store and
leaded his pistol. A crowd, headed by
Dan Cook, who carried a drawn sword,
broke into the store and attacked him. He
shot Cook dead, after which he seized
a butcher's knife and cut his way out.
One man named Ed. Drew was badly cut
in the abdomen, and will probably die ;
ethers were mere or less injured. Dunn
gave himself up. and is new in jail at
Williamsport. Intense excitement pre
vails among the colored people of the peninsula.
Detailed Description of the ISrldal BeDe.
The Sharen-Hesketh wedding at Bel
mont, California, en Thursday last, was a
brilliant affair. There were 100 guests
present at the marriage ceremony. Dr.
Beers was the officiating clergyman. Sub
sequently there was a reccptieu, at which
ever 1,000 invited guests were present, who
were carried out by special trains te Bel
mont. Many of the toilets of the ladies
were magnificent. The bridal robe was
one fit for a queen, and never before was
such a costume seen in this country. The
town was of a new style of silk known as
the gres de tour, the skirt being one solid
mass of embroidery, wrought upon white
satiu with beads, crystal and pearls of the
very best description, the pattern for which
was copied from a painting of an old ceuit
robe, new hanging in the gallery of the
Leuvre, in Paris. Down the side of this
embroidered front piece were panels of
point d'Angleterre lace, fifteen inches wide
with reverse of the ncarl embroidery that
joined the under traiu, ever which fell a
second train of the same magnificent silk,
aud which is known as the Manteau dc
Cour, or, te put it in English, the same
style of court train that is worn at prcscu
tatien te the English queen of te-day. It
was put iu deep plaits en a baud and joined
te the waist under the body, which was cut
in points both front and eaclr, with
bauds of the same embroidery around the
square cut neck, down the front and
around the side, and laced in the back.
The demi-slecves were finished with a fall
of the same rich lace, about two and a
half inches wide, and above it a band of
the embroidery ; but the crowning feature
of the robe was the rich piece of lace (also
point d'Angleterre and the same width as
the panels), which commenced at the
point of the body in front, was carried
gracefully ever the hips, and met m the
back, falling ever the entire train aud
reaching te the bottom of it in two bread
waves, being caught te the gown with
bunches of white flowers of an indescribable
style. A drapery of point de Angleterre
lace fell ever the shoulders, meeting in
the front, and was held together by a
bunch of arbepine flowers. A perfectly
plain long tulle veil reaching te the fleer,
was fastened te the hair with a little knot
of arbepinc.
blelchlns Hair tlie Menth A Snow Itleckade
Venner, the Canadian, remark
able weather predictions recently have
given him fame, net only uses the most
approved methods of science, but atneug
ether subjects from which te forecast, he
takes beavers, cats, crews, flowers, musk
rats, swallows and ether natural objects.
His "probabilities for Jauuary, 1881," arc
enough te make the heart of any clothier
' "As will have been seen from the fore
cast of December, I anticipate that New
Year's callers will have heavy sleighing
from Montreal te Washington, D. C, and
that a cold snap during the first quarter of
this month will preserve it ler that period.
I expect blockades of snow in the United
States about the 7th and 8th of January,
and rainy days during the month will be
exceeding few.
"The second quarter will open with
heavy snow-falls and terminate in a cold
' " The middle of the month will brie
j snow-falls which will terminate in milder
! weather toward the end of the third quar-
ter. This thaw, which will be interrupted
by a brief ee'd spell, will extend from
about the 18th of the month into Febru-
Tlm vfMrtvl i' title rii,itli will vlinw if.
will have been a severe eue, aud the gen
eral condition of the weather will probably
remind us of some of what are called 'real
old fashioned winters.' "
Tim ShutH rircil en :i Dark Night at l;cv.
Canen Klcmin, of lSullinakiil,
County Galway.
As the Rev. Canen Fleming.recter of Bal Bal
linakilI,ceunty Galway,Ireland,wasrcturn
ingaftcr performing service in a distant part
of the parish, a determined attempt was
made te assassinate him. When he was
only a quarter of a mile from home two
shots were tired simultaneously point
blank at him from a distance of six or
seven yards. The first shot was fired into
his face. The ether came from a yard or two
behind. This bullet passed between Mr.
Fleming and his servant, who was sitting
beside him. Mr. Fleming was driving
in a high wagenette and at a rapid pace.
Te these facts he ewes his life. The first
shot came se close te his face that the
flash blinded him. It was quite dark at
the time and identification of any kind
was impossible. Mr. Fleming had been
living in the district for twenty years, and
en the best terms with all classes until
lately, when a spirit of sectarian animosity
had developed and this euti age was the re
sult. Mr. Fleming was unarmed, though
he had been repeatedly warned by the au
thorities that he should net be out after
dark without weapons. The police found
the empty cartridges of an Enfield rifle
where the attack was made. A policeman
has been dangerously wounded by a shot
from behind a hedge near Cappaghwhite,
county Tippcrary.
The Very Celtl Weather.
Intensely cold weather continues in the
West and Northwest. At Fert Garry,
Manitoba, yesterday morning, the tem
perature was 41 degrees oe.'ew zero; at
Duluth, SO below ; St. Paul, 25 below ;
Escanaba, 20 below ; Milwaukee, 19 be
low ; Lacresse, 20 below , Chicago, 9 be
low ; St. Leuis, 4 below ; Indianapolis, 4
below; Detroit, 3 below; Teledo, 1 be
low ; Cincinnati, 0 above ; Pittsburgh. 5
above ; Buffalo, 4 above. Throughout the
upper Missouri Valley last night, the tem
perature was 30 degrees below zero, A
telegram from Cadwcll, Kansas, reports
"the coldest weather ever known" in
that state. The highest point reached by
the thermometer in Chicago yesterday was
7 below zero, and at midnight it was 17
below and "falling." Throughout north
ern Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan and
Wisconsin, the temperature all day yes
terday ranged from zero te 30 below. A
heavy snow storm is reported throughout
Northern Texas.
A Geed Democratic Gift.
Columbia Herald.
During the last campaign the Chickies
iron company was the only establishment
in sympathy with the Democratic party.
One of its members, en a couple of occas
ions, took the stump and talked sensibly te
his neighbors. The employees of the firm
were net asked te vote for Hancock,
nor were they requested net te
vote for Garfield. They attended
te their work and voted as they pleased.
The firm or corporation knowing that
their men were "geed and faithful ser
vants," concluded te surprise each and
every ene with a substantial gift en Christ
mas, and the gift was made en the basis of
wages earned during the year, each man
receiving 5 per cent, of his pay. In seme
cases the amount of the gift was ever $27.
The total amount distributed was between
$1,300 and $1,400. When you hear the re
mark that " corporations have no souls"
hereafter please except the Chickies iron
I. U. G. T.
The Geed Templars of Lancaster
county, embracing six or eight ledges,
will held a literary sociable in Octoraro
ledge room, Andrews' Bridge, en New
Year's evening, Jan. 1, 1881. On Sunday,
Jan. 2, Mrs. Partington will lecture en
temperance at the same place.
Immortalized in Sens by the Cops.
We have heard et the death or peer " Diek,"
A hog of the dcccntcst kind.
Who belonged te our friend Andy Flick,
Te whom the peer hog was inclined.
He was gentle and loving te all
And he never was known te he sick.
Till the butchcruian gave him a fall ;
Then he grunted and gave his last kick.
His bristles te brushes will go,
Uis body te hams and te fat ;
His feet will make jelly you knew.
And hog's Aetirf-full, kic "terbum sat."
Hut he's gene. We are mourning his death,
And we pity the peer creature's fall ;
And until he sighed out his last breath.
He was loved and respected by ull.
Hew ever the butchcruiuu blundcr'd.
Te cheat hlin from part of his weight,
And say that he's net quite four hundred.
Is curious and strange te relate.
Five hundred the least was relied en
By all vhe ar- Judges of perk,
But a villainous game there was tried en.
And " Hlckey " and Cobs did the work.
There was "Daddy" and "Mack," ".Jack'
anil " Hickey,"
The whole; et them out en a " beat,"
Steed 'round the dead hog looking trie!
And longing .'or e:nu of the meat.
They get i:. i.lke old " Kpicurus,"
And feasting their stomachs get sick,
(Atleat se the doctors assure us)
On the flesh that was once " Dicky Flick,
I A Great Many T:ms Out Stylish Turnouts.
The sleighing is excellent, and mauy
people are enjoying it. On Monday there
were plenty of psex!u out and the turn
outs were many and stylish. The best
ground for sleighing is en East Kiug street
which was filled all of Monday after
noon. There were many fast trotters en
the grounds and there were many which
were net nearly as fast as their drivers
imagined. The drivers could net resist
the temptation and every one who
thought he had a geed animal
" let him out." The result was that there
were a number of races. They were
heartily enjoyed by the spectators en the
sidewalks, but many who were compelled
te drive out that street, but who did net
desire te fly,thought it was rather dauger dauger
eus. A funny incident occurred recently en
this street. A small boy, driving a horse
which looked as though it had been taken
from the shop before it was finished, was
out for a little fun. The animal was ever
sixteen feet high and was as thin as Sarah
Bernhardt The sleigh looked like a
chicken coop en runncra but that did net
matter te the boy. Hq drove down East
King street, te a point near the court
house, where he stepped te let a friend
out. While he was standing there a gen
tleman with a stylish turn-out came
around the corner at a furious gait.
The boy was "laying for a brush"
and he at once caught sight of the
fast team. He waited until it was almost
up te him when he picked up the reins and
said te his nag, "Ge it Jim." The old horse
wakened up suddenly and seen left the fine
team way behind. The driver of the latter
was determined te get ahead, but he could
net de se and the boy reached Centre Square
away ahead. A large crowd was amused
by the incident.
Up in Harrisburg a great many gentle
men tried their fast horses ou the public
highways and fifteen ei the drivers were
fined $2 each, under an ordinance prehib
itiug fast driving.
Events Acress the County Lines.
Hen. Wm. B. Waddel and wife, of West
Chester, have had their silver wedding.
Owen Lynch, trackman in the employ of
P. R. R. company, residing between Fra
zcr and Warren tavern, was struck ou
Sunday by engine Ne. 205 and fatally in
jured. Iu the cotton mill at Harrisburg, re
cently bought by Gee. Calder, of this city,
a force of machinists and laborers are at
work putting the machinery in proper con
dition. The immense engine will be start
ed positively next week. A supply of cot cot
ten has been ordered from Memphis,
Tcnn., and is new en its way. The man
ufacture of yarn for the market will be
first entered into and in the course of time
goods will ba turned out.
The Pennsylvania railroad company has
raised the price of annual tickets between
West Chester and Philadelphia from $80
te $134, which has caused a great deal of
dissatisfaction among the regular riders.
The Philadelphia, Wilmington & Balti
more read, which new owns the Philadel
phia & West Chester read, has raised
the rate t j the same figure as the Pennsyl
vania charges between West Chester aud
Philadelphia. Passengers buy tickets at
Hemphill's station ou the lower read at
$72 per annum, while West Chester people
less than two miles away, must pay $134.
In Yerk, shortly after 1 o'clock a. m.
yesterday. Mr. Frauk Rupp, residing en
North I)nkc street, in Giothe's row, was
awakened by the sound of crackling in the
lower part of the house, and getting up,
found the first fleer iu flames aud the
house full of smoke. He aroused his wife,
who in the excitement of the moment.
jumped from the window, fortunately,
however, without injuring her in the least.
The husband then dropped down te her
the 10-mouths old baby and a child aged 3
years, who also landed safely. With the as
sistance of au efiicc! the lire was extinguish
ed. It had originated in the kitchen, where
some meat was being smoked, and the
only damage done was te the mantelpiece
and some clothing.
Anether Geed Entertainment.
Last night Prof. Hartz appeared in the
opera house for the second time. The
audience was net as large as upon the pre
vious evening, owing te the bad weather.
A number of new tricks were performed
by the professor, in the best of style. All
who were present heartily enjoyed the
performance and they unite -in call
ing Hartz the greatest illusionist
that has ever visited Lancaster. The
specialty part of the programme was very
geed, as it always is. Frank Lawten danced
in capital style and sang the new song,
"Mary Kelly's Beau." The ventrilequisms
of Duncan seemed te please better than
ever. Parker's troupe of trained dogs
possess mere intelligence than plenty of
men and their performance was wonder
At the close of the entertainment a
large number of handsome and useful
presents were given away, including a
brand new sewing machine, the retail value
of which is $45. The machine was wen
by Harry Kieffer, of Ne. 365 Seuth Queen
street. Prof. Hartz d(s everything he
premises, and the presents given awav
last night were worth mere than the re
ceipts for the performance. The audience
should have been larger, as the show is an
excellent one and every purchaser of a
ticket has an opportunity of getting his
money back.
v Spilled Milk.
This morning about 9 o'clock as Wm.
Daisz, dairyman, was driving en West Or
ange street near Salem church, his sleigh
containing large cans filled with the lac
teal fluid from the udders of the kine, up
set, and 3Ir. Daisz, the cans, the milk, the
blankets and the money box were all spilled
out. 3Ir. Daisz, who held firmly te the
reins and prevented the horse from getting
away, was net hurt. Ne attempt was
made te pick up the spilled milk but some
little time was spent in gathering up the
loose change, amounting te about $10,
which was scattered in the snow. Most of I
it was recovered.
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Presbyterian" Sabbath 'Scheel Entertaln
i ' 'meat.
The Christmas, festival of the Presby
terian Sunday school was held in the lec
ture room of the church last evening the
room, for the occasion, being handsomely
decorated with greens and ether devices.
Directly ever the reading-desk was the
word " Welcome " in large letters com
posed of brilliant gas jets, aud below this
were the words in evergreen "Merry
Christmas." Near by, piled up in pyra
midal form were 175 or 200 baskets filled
with confections for distribution among the
pupils. The attendance was very
large, and everything passed off in the
most joyous manner 'imaginable.
The exercises were opened with the sing
ing of "Coronation" by the school, fol
lowed with prayer bv the pastor and su
perintendent, Rev. J.Y. Mitchell,D.D. The
school then sang "We Welcome Our
Friends." and the pastor read the 4th, 5tb
and 6th verses of the 1st chapter of ltevc ltevc
latiens. The school sang "Tell Me the
Story of Jesus," and the assistant super
intendent, David R. Thompson, and the
pupils of the school read a responsive ex ex
ercise telling of the advent of Christ.
This was followed by a similar exercise by
the infant school, led by Mrs. Mary
Kline, principal. After further singing
by the schools and further responsive ex
ercises from Hely Writ, the congregation,
rising, sang " Praise Ged from whom all
blessings flew," aud then the distribu
tion of gifts was announced.
Previous te the general distribution of
gifts Maj. C. 31. Hewell, secretary, made
the following report of scholars entitled te
reward for perfect recitation of the short
er catechism :
Sallie M. Peacock, Jennie B. Clark,
Margie 31. Davis, Halite E. Albert, Sue C.
Ellmakcr, Beckie J. Slaymakcr, Ellie J.
Stautfer, Nellie S. King, 3Iary Stanten,
Louisa Finney, Heward Rehrcr, Jehn L.
Cehe, Willie C. Pyfer, Frederick S. Pyfcr
and Ada Lillie Andersen.
Alse te the following named scholars
for being present every Sabbath during
the year 1880 :
Geerge R. Ceble, Henry O. Wilseu,
Herace Welchens. Florence Wiley, Lulu
McNcal, Sallie King, Annie Kiug, David
Each of the abeve named was prescutcd
with a beautiful and costly book, with
their names written therein and the rea
son for which the gift was presented.
Maj. Hewell made honorable mention
also of the names of quite a number of
scholars who had earned distinction by
very punctual attendance during the year,
but had been unavoidably absent for a
few Sundays.
Then followed the distribution of gifts
te the school, every pupil being presented
with a pretty basket piled full of cenfec
tiens. When all the little folks were
served there was a further distribution of
cakes and oranges te congregation and
visitors present. The entertainment
closed with a benediction by the pastor.
St. James Schools Entertalument.
The annual school entertainment of the
Sunday school, parish school and Locust
street chapel, was given in St. James
church, yesterday afternoon at half-past 4
e clock, the attendance being very large, the
decoration attractive and the pregramme
of exercises especially arranged for the oc
casion, consisting of readings from the
scripture, carols by the school, address by
the rector, Christmas hymns, &c, &c.
The large Christmas tree placed near
the organ was hung with all manner
of Christmas ornaments, and lit
up by a large number et wax candles, giv
ing it a very brilliant appearance. At the
close of the exercises the pupil3 of the
several schools, class by class, passed along
the aisles te where the rector was sitting
near the Christmcs tree, and each in turn
received his or her gift and then filed nut
of the building. The gifts were of all
sorts and sizes, each teacher having
selected for his or her class such
articles as they thought proper. These
consisted of books, cards, pictures,
pocket knives, mouth organs, dells,
and toys in great variety, and in addition
each pupil received a bag filled with con
fections. The rector, Dr. Knight, assisted
as manager of the entertainment. Prof.
Matz presided at the grand organ and With
his choir of boys rendered fine music.
Many prominent members of the congre
gation were present and all, adults and chil
dren alike, greatly enjoyed the lestivities.
Regular Georgetown Correspondence.
The sleighing has started the young
lads and lassies in a train of dissipation
that fills every place of amusement te the
great joy of the management. Smyrna
hall was crowded te its utmost capacity
ou the evening of 24th inst. The Oc
toraro children's jubilee en the sirac even
ing was a success. 3Ir. Hcrvcy Bangh
mati procured for the occasion an enor
mous cedar, which reached te the ceiling,
and was decorated with a profusion of
Christmas candies in handsome boxes
and illuminated with wax tapers, making
it an interesting object of contemplation
for the 150 children present. Mr. Cairncs,
pastor of the church, addressed the chil
dren in a few very appropriate remarks.
The choir discoursed some geed music,
aud the great Cedar was stripped of its
geed things and all the children made
glad. The elder ones present seemed te
enjoy the occasion, aud who could net feel
pleased te see 150 Sunday school children
with smiling faces waiting patiently for
the distribution of the fruit of "Santa
Claus' Cedar."
The event at the Octerara church should
tend te awaken interest in the Sundayschoel
work se sadly needed in this neighborhood.
The Sunday school scholars of twenty
years age in Bart township were treated
te mere of the pleasant celebrations and
Christmas jubilees than these of te-day are
and the result of this want of interest in
the parents and officers in the school is a
decrease in the number of children who
attend our Sunday schools, although the
number in our district is gteatcr by 25
per cent, than it was twenty years age.
Christmas morning dawned damp and
dreary, but the turkey caters were in no way
discouraged, and Scott's new sleigh, with
the dashing bays, went out into the rain,
for Jee declares he had eaten nothing for
three days, and was determined te fill the
vacancy occasioned by his fast with the
premised turkey. Rea Reed, net deterred
by snow or rain, went into his Heck of gob
blers and took out one of the fattest, called
around him a few friends audflcveurcd the
turk, "shoe buttons and all."
The saddler, net te be outdone iu the
Christmas feasts, and feeling a little
" goosy " cut off the head of a fat geese
and is new looking around for water te
swim in.
All day long, despite the had weather,
the tinkle tinkle of the sleigh
bells was heard, and all the
neighborhood seemed te be alive te
the fact that Christmas should be made a
merry, merry day. About sunset, how hew how
ever, a change came ever Bart. 3Ien
who throughout the day were dressed
in holiday attire began te leek
serious, and one by one they came
home and assumed their working clothes ;
by dark the flickering of lanterns was seen
iu all directions and the fact was seen ap
parent. Tobacco was fit te come down,
and down it came in abundance, some par
tics being successful in getting all off the
poles. Christmas was forgotten and to
bacco again occupied the minds of the peo
ple. Mr. Win. Aultheusc has been unsuc
cessful in finding any clue te his turkeys,
stolen a week or two age.
Ne sales of tobacco have been made
iu this vicinity during the past two weeks,
but the raisers confidently leek fei a brisk
demand after the holidays.
The Christmas festival of th Snmfev
school of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal
church of CeIumbia,Pa.. was held last even
ing commencing ar e:ou e clock. The or
der of exercises was as fellows :
Carel, "The Wondrous Birth."
Lessen from the Old Testament.
Carel, "Tribute of Praise."
Lessen from the New Testament.
Carel. "Through the Open Portals."
Creed an. I co lects.
Carel. " The Chriatmas Bells are Kinging."
AjMress by the rector, Kev. Kicluird C.
Carel, "Thanks be te Ged."
Address by The Kcv. A.P. Dlllcr. of Marietta.
Lighting et the Christmas tree.
Carel, -Uather Around the Christmas
Distribution et gilts.
Carel, Merrily, Merrily, Tripping Along."
Gleria iu Excclsls.
The beautifully decorated little church
was well filled with a large audience, com
posed of the children of the Sunday school
and their friends, aud visitors. The ser
vice of song, with the lessens, creed, Jfcc,
was a very cnjoyable eue, the carols being
very pretty and well sung. Perhaps the
prettiest thing during the evening was the
Christmas tree, which was leaded with
decorations, festoons of pretty sparkling
balls, fairies, &c, and when the numerous
little candles which had been tixed all ever
the tree, were lighted, a truly bcautifdl
sight was presented. The Christmas trees
of St. Paul's Sunday-school have become
quite celebrated in the town for their
beauty, and this one was no exception te
the rule. A package of candy and an
orange wjs presented te each of the chil
dren. The death of 3Iary Ann Brown, oc
curred yesterday at her late residence Ne.
500 AValnut street in the G8th year of her
age. The funeral will take place en
Thursday at 2 p. m. o'clock.
The committee of arrangements ap
pointed some weeks age te " work up "
the annual ball of the Columbia fire com
pany Ne. 1. are rapidly completing their
duties. The annual balls have been given
for a great many years, they are always
successful, and the ene te be held in Odd
Fellows hall ou Friday evening premises
te be no exception te this rule. The hall
will be elaborately decorated.
Dr. Armer is reported this morning as
having met with a moderate little mishap
yesterday. Nothing mere nor less than
the upsetting of his sleigh, a tumbleinthe
snow and a runaway horse. Ne damage
except as above.
The young people of Washington B. C,
arc booked for a home talent entertain
ment en Saturday evening, January 1,
1881. Besides vocal and instrumental
music the lads aud lasmes will appear in
two interesting little dramas, ene entitled
' A little mere cider," the ether " Down
by the sea." The proceeds for the benefit
of the lower 31. E. church.
Outdoor work is net progressing very
rapidly te-day. Te the 8 or 10 inches of
snow already en the ground, about 2
inches have been added by the snow of
this morning. The beautiful suew is new
coming down pretty fast.
3Iiss Jennie Cellins, one of Columbia's
fair daughters, was married this morning
te Mr. Kline, of Wrightstrille.
" Yorick," of your city, has a very en
tertaining letter iu the Herald of this
week upon the organization of young
lawyer's reading club. The "words of
learned length and thundering sound"
which he charges te Mr. Brosius arc wou weu
Ccrful. The dancing class organized some weeks
age by a party of young men has, se te
speak, "geno up." The wherewith te
pay the dancing master was net forthcom
ing, hence the "bust."
Frem Our ICegular Correspondent.
Christmas passed oft quietly in this vi
cinity. On account of the weather we were
all compelled te eat our own roast turkey.
The reads are almost impassable, and
these that extend cast and west arc com
pletely filled with suew. All hands have
been out with shovels, horses and all ap
pliances that can he turned te account,
breaking reads. Wc will have prime
sleighing in a day or two. The ice houses
have been filled with the best quality of
clear ice from six te ten inches in thick
ness. Our tobacco farmers arc all busy strip
ping, aud quite a number et them nave
disposed of their crops at fancy prices.
Messrs. Weist & Shcrtz arc erecting a
new tobacco warehouse at Springville,
and have bought a number of line lets at
private figures.
Salisbury tobacco crop this season is
cencccdcd by the buyers te be the finest
in the county, and there still remains a
number of very fine lets for sale.
There have ljcen seme very fine porkers
slaughtered iu this vicinity within the past
month. Mr. Jehn Wray found in the
stomach of a hog slaughtered by him, a
stone weigl.ittg 3 J pounds. The querry
is hew the stone get there.
Springville lyceum meets in the school
house every Fi iday evening. It is new in
a flourishing condition ; the resolution for
debate next meeting is "Resolved that
Congress should prohibit polygamy as it
new cxi.-.ts iu the United States, by enact
ment." Chief disputants : affirmative,
Lewis K. Hilten; negative, Cyrus 31.
Springfield school, under the tutorship
of 3Iiss Clara Fitch, is keeping up the rep
utation that it gained last season under
the management of 3Ir. Gee. W. Heme,
and it still is considered the Ne. 1 of the
Our Republican friends are all expect
ing cabinet appointments. Hepe they
will net be disappointed.
line- of ,leha W. Jacksen.
This morning while eating his breakfast
at the Grape hotel, Jehn W. Jacksen sud
denly lest Ihe power of his right hand.
Soen afterwards he was attacked with
nausea and vomited a considerable quan
tity of clotted bleed along with his break
fast. !)r. Albright was sent for and he
was put te bed, and remained in a help
less condition until about neon, when he
was taken with a violent convulsion. Drs.
Albright and Carpenter were called and
bled him, taking from his arm a large
quantity of dark unhealthy-looking bleed.
3Ir. Jacksen, as will be remembered by
mauy of our readers, has 'within the few
past years been prostrated by several at
tacks of an apoplectic character, from
which he recovered. The doctors say he
will probably recover from this last attack.
He has already partly recovered the use of
his arm. and his mind was clear at 2
o'clock. His many friends will be sorry te
hear of his prostration and hope for his
speedy recovery.
Struck by a Passenger Engine.
Last evening about half-past 5 o'clock,
William il. Shrimp, a brakeman en engine
Ne. 375, of the Pennsylvania, was struck
by Harrisburg express west, at Ardmere
station, mile-; west of Philadelphia, and
instantly killed. Shrimp's train had stop step
ped near the station and he was standing
en the north track when the passenger
train approached and struck him. The
body was taken in charge by a con
ductor and asi inquest was held. The body
will be removed te Columbia.
Shrimp was 21 years of age. He was
single mau and made Iris home in Colum
bia, although he has no parents living.
He was given employment en December
23 and therefore had net yet been en the
railroad a week when killed.